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Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Citizenship ceremony highlights ‘beauty and value of diversity’

Marolina Montanez was 4 years old, her younger sister Guadalupe just 2 months old, when their family moved from Mexico to Colorado. They have since established lives and families in the United … more

Event raises money for animal shelter

People from near and far traveled to the Glendale Farm Open Space in Douglas County on Sept. 22 to hike with their dogs, enjoy rolling views of the Front Range and raise money for the Dumb Friends … more

Roxborough State Park closed for rescue mission

Authorities have closed Roxborough State Park in Douglas County while they search for a missing person they believe may be suicidal.  more

'Love them for the kid they are today'

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

My Name Is…Addison Boyd

About me I am a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, 4991 Factory Shops Blvd. I've been with the company for many years. In fact, I was the regional manager of many southern … more

Castle Rock's new fire chief is Norris Croom

It's official: After decades with Castle Rock's fire department, Norris Croom has become its new chief. Town Manager David Corliss selected Croom, the department's deputy chief, from among five … more

Taxes stay the same for Castle Rock residents, impact fees increase

It's budget season in Castle Rock and that means the town is hearing and approving a flurry of financial plans for the future, from the 2019 budget to impact fees and mill levies. Most significantly, … more

Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. … more

Roundup gathers household chemical waste

Many common products found around the home could be hazardous and must be disposed of properly, helping to prevent the potential of accidental poisonings and fire hazards. The Douglas County … more

Police ask community to help with video surveillance program

With more and more businesses and homes having some form of video surveillance, Castle Rock Police are looking to create a unique community partnership. Surveillance video is one of the best methods … more

Leage of Women Voters to break down ballot measures

Voters who want to learn more about the 13 statewide ballot initiatives and referenda, including the nine to amend the state Constitution, are invited to a free, nonpartisan presentation by the … more

Letter to the editor: It’s not bigotry, it’s equality

It’s not bigotry, it’s equality I was disappointed to see you publish a letter that falsely claims that enforcing Colorado’s public accommodation laws is anti-Christian bigotry. Christian … more

Letter to the editor: Quality schools impact all

Quality schools impact all Rita Young’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue is a particularly alarming parody. Young’s position is simple. Since this tax won’t be a direct benefit … more

Letter to the editor: Yes to roads, no to new taxes

Yes to roads, no to new taxes This November, you have a choice. The best choice is Proposition 109, Fix Our Damn Roads. When voting “yes” on Fix Our Damn Roads, you are directing the state … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes to get the best

Vote yes to get the best As a parent, I was appalled to read the letter published in this paper recently under the headline “No need for tax hike.” My kids’ teachers are not part-time workers, … more

Letter to the editor: A low-cost path to help

A low-cost path to help I agree with the recent article on alcoholism and drug use as an epidemic but wish to point out that there is an answer that does not cost big bucks. Alcoholics Anonymous has … more

Letter to the editor: Alternatives to tax hikes

Alternatives to tax hikes I have a daughter in Castle View High and a home in Castle Rock. In general I support public education as an important way of binding the citizenry together. During my time … more
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