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Freedom, safety steer helmet debate

Brahm Bechtold rides a Harley-Davidson cruiser, a bike he says is made for taking it easy and enjoying the scenery. He and his wife and passenger, Dagmar, say new motorcyclists should wear helmets, but they feel safe without them because they …
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‘I caught a Pikachu in her kitchen’

Clark Wilson, 12, was at summer camp in Massachusetts earlier this month when the new app, Pokémon Go, was released for iPhone and Android. “All the camp counselors were talking about it as soon as it came out,” Wilson said. Though the …
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Cattle drive to pass through Castle Rock

The old West will come to life in Castle Rock Aug. 3 as cowhands from Searle Ranch, in Monument, drive a herd of longhorn steers and other cattle through downtown. Starting at Rock Park, the herd will continue along Perry Street before completing …
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Raising Animals for Market

Sisters Brooke and Natalie Holschuh, of Parker, and Hailey and Chayse Coggins, of Sedalia, are among the 150 Douglas County 4-H youths raising animals to go to market at this year’s Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. “It takes a lot of time, …
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    • Five things to know about the school district security update

      Douglas County School District officials recently gave the community a comprehensive update on district security, including clarification and details on the training and potential use of 10 new semi-automatic rifles. During the July 19 school …

    • Growing senior center on fundraising mission

      After a bout with cancer, a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and a move to Castle Rock, Glenda Martinez, 68, found herself less active than she had been in her life previously. “I was sitting at home and feeling very depressed and thinking …

    • Town council races start to take shape

      Four Castle Rock Town Council seats are up for election this year — Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. Two of those seats are held by term-limited councilmembers. Elections take place Nov. 8 as a coordinated election with Douglas County. Candidates will …

    • Should the town keep or refund excess money to residents?

      For the first time in this decade, Castle Rock has exceeded its TABOR revenue limit and residents will be asked to vote on whether the town may retain the money for future town projects. The Taxpayers Bill of Rights is part of the Colorado …

    • No presentation on Grace Davis report at meeting

      A lawyer with Sherman & Howard LLC, the Denver-based law firm that handled the investigation into allegations of intimidation of a student by two school board members, was scheduled to discuss …

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