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Sky Ridge Medical opens Colorado's first dedicated robotic surgery center

Sky Ridge staff cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Center for Robotic Surgery.Natasha Lovato. (Lone Tree, Colo.) What once seemed like something straight out of a science fiction movie is now the reality for hundreds of patients seeking elective surgeries. In 2013, Sky Ridge started seeing a need for robotic surgery possibilities. And as technology developed, Sky Ridge made it its mission to open up its center for robotic surgery.
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DougCo school board members accused of perjury

Robert Marshall during the BoE MeetingDouglas County School District Youtube. (Castle Rock, CO) DougCo school board president and vice president Mike Peterson and Christy Williams may have to explain why statements made under oath contradict an audio recording released this morning by Robert Marshall, who is suing the school board for violating open meeting laws.

Virtual fencing helps Colorado rancher keep track of cattle herd

PARSHALL, Colo. — When a Colorado rancher moved to the mountains, she suddenly had to play hide and seek with her cows – and found a solution to her wandering herd through a new kind of technology. “It’s really easy for them to hide," said Deborah Fitch, standing...

CSP motorcycle destroyed in crash on I-25 Wednesday

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A motorcyle trooper with the Colorado State Patrol and a Springs’ tow operator received minor injuries after a pickup truck crashed into both of their vehicles in El Paso County. It happened at about 1 a.m. Wednesday on southbound I-25 near Gleneagle. CSP...

Woman arrested after abducting child at gunpoint from Monument home

MONUMENT, Colo. (KRDO) -- A woman was arrested after she broke into a residence and abducted a child at gunpoint in Monument. Tuesday, deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office received a report about an armed abduction of a child at a residence in the 2000 block of Mount Herman Rd., just before 7 The post Woman arrested after abducting child at gunpoint from Monument home appeared first on KRDO.

1-minute voter guide: GOP governor candidates battle against long odds

Two Republicans are competing for a chance to do the improbable: Defeat an incumbent with tens of millions to spend and become their party's first governor in Colorado in 15 years.What to know: Heidi Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent, and Greg Lopez, a former Parker mayor, are the GOP's two options in the June primary election. Ganahl called a bid to defeat Gov. Jared Polis a "moonshot." Polis spent $23 million of his own money to get elected in 2018.Neither Republican is mounting a high-profile campaign at this point. Meet the candidates: Ganahl, who lives in Lone Tree, is...

Find out how Douglas County is considering investing ARPA funding

Your input has been vital as the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners continues to evaluate the use of $68.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Get an update on funding priorities and let us know what you are most passionate about during a Live Town Hall...
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Ranch Foods Direct’s Mike Callicrate plans a “local food village” in Monument

It’s been 10 years since I first spoke with Ranch Foods Direct founder (also political activist and independent cattle producer) Mike Callicrate about his vision for what was then being called Peak Public Market. The project — a food-hub for area growers and producers, something like Seattle’s Pike Place Market for C. Springs — never came to be. Instead, a drastically scaled-down (read: sad) Pikes Peak Market was born, existed in constant flux, and went dark in 2019.

Castle Rock cancels July 4 fireworks

Castle Rock has canceled its Fourth of July fireworks show due to dry weather creating significant fire danger. The town has been in a Stage 1 fire ban since April 21 and conditions are expected to remain dry and hot, which prompted Castle Rock officials to preemptively cancel the fireworks show planned for July 4.

Air Force Academy Inprocessing Day brings more than 1,000 new cadets

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KKTV) - Inprocessing Day for the US Air Force Academy marks the day that new cadets are officially inducted for the academy. Unlike other colleges, there aren’t hugs and tears from parents sending off their children. Instead, there’s a fast-paced environment, head shaving and a lot of yelling. Nonetheless, the incoming cadets are excited for what lies ahead.

Castle Rock Joins Growing List Of Cities To Cancel Fireworks Show

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4)– Castle Rock is the latest city in Colorado to cancel its fireworks show due to dry weather conditions and fire danger. There have been several communities across the state that have canceled shows this year. As a step to ensure the community’s safety during very dry weather conditions, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue has canceled the Town’s Fourth of July fireworks show. Read the news release: — Town of Castle Rock (@crgov) June 22, 2022 Castle Rock released a statement that reads in part, “It is only legal to discharge private fireworks on the Fourth of July...