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Douglas County School District: Focus turns to Fagen's legacy, successor

Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen's decision to leave Colorado to take the same position in Humble, Texas, a district of 39,000 students outside Houston, has sparked …
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Teacher's outreach creates safe space for students

Amber Schweitzer is a teacher who makes students feel comfortable. She creates a safe environment and welcomes students to talk to her. So much so, that in her first year teaching at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, a student followed her …
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Elephant Rock to cycle throughout town

For Lone Tree resident and longtime cycler Susie Wargin, the Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival is the kick-off to cycling season in the Front Range. “There are so many beautiful stretches,” said Wargin, who enjoys riding Roller Coaster …
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    • Petitioners cite engagement as reason Heath recall dropped

      Castle Rock District 2 Councilmember Mark Heath listened. And he tried to become a better representative to his consitutents. Those are the reasons the petition to recall Heath became the only one of the three recall petitions to not move …

    • Construction starts along Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock

      Crews were scheduled to start work May 31 to add lanes and smooth out the roadway on Plum Creek Parkway between Perry Street and Interstate 25 in Castle Rock. Work is expected to take most of the summer. Here's a look at the improvements planned, …

    • My name is… Tasha Domashovetz

      About me I'm 25. I moved here from Chicago about three years ago. I'm in graduate school for clinical mental health counseling at Denver Seminary. I love my program. It's definitely what I'm meant to do with my life and I thoroughly enjoy it. I'm …

    • Duckies poised for annual Castle Rock derby

      It’s that time of the year again. Soon, a plethora of plastic, yellow rubber duckies will float their way down Plum Creek, under the I-25 bridge in Castle Rock on their way to the victory line. The highly anticipated race is the main event …

    • Valentine protests her recall from town council

      Castle Rock Councilmember Renee Valentine has filed a protest against the petition to recall her from her District 5 seat. “I believe this recall is an abuse of the recall process which is in place if an elected official does something …

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