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2 years 2 days 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...

2 years 9 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...

2 years 9 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...

2 years 11 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 1 month 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...

3 years 6 months 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

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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