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2 years 6 months ago

Reforestation of the Hayman burn area

One by one, across a thousand burned acres, new life takes root in the Pike National Forest. In the decade since the Hayman fire, the US Forest Service has planted nearly a million trees. Forester Chris Kuennen says it's slow work because there are only two to three weeks...

3 years 3 months ago

Former teacher arrested for sexual assault

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Frank Lavoie on charges that he sexually assaulted a former female student. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started in February. The incident allegedly happened in 2009. At the time Frank Lavoie worked as a teacher at...

3 years 3 months ago

School lottery goes ahead despite lawsuit

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Douglas County School District is going ahead with a lottery for the remaining 25 available scholarships for a school voucher plan despite a lawsuit filed by civil liberty groups. The school district says tickets will be handed out Wednesday to 76 eligible Douglas...

3 years 6 months ago

Teen charged with arson in Douglas County

PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Officials have filed second-degree arson charges against a 15-year-old male suspected of starting several fires in a Douglas County subdivision. Authorities at South Metro Fire Rescue said Thursday they've responded to three fires in the Pinery Subdivision over the past few weeks. Charges were filed...

3 years 7 months ago

Two found dead in Douglas County home

Douglas County Deputies say two adults were found dead in a home this morning southwest of Castle Rock when officers responded to a call for a welfare check. Ron Hanavan, a spokesperson with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, says deputies were called to a home in the 2400 block...

4 years 1 month ago

Brush fires contained in Castle Rock

Several brush fires broke out along the railroad tracks in Douglas County, near Castle Rock Wednesday afternoon. Mutual aid was called-in to attack the flames in multiple locations west of I-25, near mile-marker 182. All of the fires are now out. The largest burned 15 acres. Photo Credit:...

4 years 7 months ago

Skunk rabies now confirmed in Douglas County

Tri-County Health Department in Douglas County has confirmed that a skunk in Parker was infected with rabies.It is the first time in 20 years that skunk rabies has been confirmed in Douglas County. Multiple cases of skunk rabies were confirmed in El Paso County last year, including cases in horses...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado horse escapes predator

If you were looking for food at the Smith-Donovan estate, some geese and ducks that live there would seem like a good, easy dinner. They've even been a proven success. "We see a lot of coyotes out here," property owner Scott Donovan said. "We've had, last winter, all...

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