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Castle View student killed in crash remembered for making people smile

Piled into the back of a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon, a group of teenagers left the site of a crash that killed a Castle View High School student just hours earlier. Kyra Connolly, 17, a senior, died in a three-vehicle accident that involved a Douglas County School District delivery truck.
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A ministry of presence

Chaplain Tim Ralph has frequented Parker Adventist Hospital over the past few weeks. He visits Dan Brite, a member of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Impact Unit, and Brite’s wife Christine, a sergeant with the sheriff’s office. On …
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'Fearlessness' helps conquer ninja-like attraction

Sean Hannon is impressed by children who conquer the new EPIC Sky Trek in town. “The fearlessness,” he said. Hannon, who owns the martial arts school Castle Rock Aikido, recently took on the tower himself with student Heather Taber. The …
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      Castle Rock parents Robert and Melissa MacTaggart never got the chance to celebrate the 21st and 22nd birthdays of their son, Jordan, with him. For both, Jordan was fighting overseas with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), a militia …

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      When it comes to crosswalks, Castle Rock is stepping away from the ordinary. The town will soon be installing a series of “creative crosswalks” along Perry and Wilcox streets. By creative, they mean crosswalks depicting things such as …

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      About me I am a married mother of four children and five grandchildren. Our kids are now out of the nest, but our two sweet cats now rule the roost. I spent my career in IT.  I started before the invention of the personal computer. I actually …

    • Petitioners believe recall against Valentine would have failed

      Voters have spoken loud and clear, according to those who led the charge to recall District 5 Castle Rock Town Councilmember Renee Valentine. Sid Brooks, one of the three primary petitioners, said the election results in the recall of Mayor Paul …

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