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Procedures are in place to keep students safe

It's a situation no one wants to think about — but it is our reality. With recent school shootings in other states, as well as threats at some of our own schools in the Douglas County School … more

Parking space is Castle Rock's final frontier

Tammy Crosier and her husband have run their CD and record shop Bogey's West in downtown Castle Rock for 30 years. To be specific, they've had three locations in that time span, all on the same block … more

Nonprofit aims to open site for 12-step programs in Castle Rock

When Amanda Flanagan still lived in New York, she knew the recovery community to be a thriving place for people working toward sobriety through groups like Alcoholics Anonymous. “There's meetings … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Nick Englhard, Mountain Vista The junior left-handed pitcher got the final two outs with the tying run on base to earn the save in an 8-7 baseball win over Cherry Creek on March 16. Justin Sandberg, … more

My name is…Joslynn Kilman

About me I am a Senior at Douglas County High School. I am the oldest child of eight. I enjoy reading and my favorite school subject is history. I also enjoy playing tennis. I play on varsity for my … more

Solutions to gun violence explored at church forum

Jane Dougherty's sister, a school psychologist, was one of 26 people killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. On March 18, Doughtery, a Littleton resident, … more

Valor forward achieves impressive numbers on ice

Luke Wheeler finished his short Valor Christian hockey career in impressive fashion. The senior led Valor into the Colorado state hockey tournament finals, topped the state in scoring with 56 points … more

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … more

Make-believe trading is investment in future

Some students stood on chairs. Others waved their arms and made cryptic hand gestures. The noise in the room was deafening, and nobody stayed in their seats. While it might sound like a classroom out … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Douglas County, Castle Rock institute Stage 1 fire restrictions

Douglas County and the Town of Castle Rock announced on March 15 that both are instituting Stage 1 fire restrictions, which limit the use of open fires, open burning and fireworks. Under Stage 1 fire … more

Douglas County schools earn state awards

A number of Douglas County schools have been recognized by the Colorado Department of Education for high academic achievement. The following schools have been honored with the Governor's … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Lions finish second at state tourney

There were smiles and a few tears as the Lutheran boys basketball team players accepted the trophy for taking runner-up honors in the March 10 Class 3A state basketball championship game. Bayfield … more

‘You can’t fill those shoes’: Teachers, students remember slain teacher

A wooden cross marks the lonely prairie crossroads where Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson was found dead in 2010. At the school, 16 miles south, Wilson’s final, stoic yearbook photo hangs in … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Kyra Prokuski, Douglas County The junior had three assists in a 4-2 girls soccer victory over Bear Creek on March 8. Maddie Duren, ThunderRidge The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in the … more
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