More local news

County commissioner honored with Code of the West award

For his longtime commitment to the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and to the business community at large, Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge was honored with the Northwest Douglas County …

Helicopter that battles wildfires must find new home

Jeff Armstrong knows he has less than 90 days to pick up his firefighting-helicopter business, Rampart Helicopter Services, and move it from its location near Castle Rock. Armstrong's dilemma, he …

More and larger homes present 'bigger target for hailstorms to hit'

Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts …

Owner of Lakewood bakery sues state

Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs, is back in the news again.  Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in …

Secretary Perry tours the innovative technology of NREL

Remarkable work on renewable energy and energy efficiency is being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). “The innovation that's within these walls is just stunning,” said U.S. …
Education

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank …

Castle Rock Middle School celebrates first day of school

Students of Castle Rock Middle School arrived ready for a new school year on Aug. 9. The first order of the day was gathering the nearly 880 enrolled seventh- and eighth-graders on a field next to …

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of …

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 …

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …
Business

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby …

Castle Rock Adventist rings in fifth anniversary

In the years since Castle Rock Adventist Hospital opened its doors, the facility's staff has helped bring more than 3,220 babies into the world. The very first of those babies was Alex Palermo, now a …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Sterling Ranch welcomes 100th family

Dave and Leslie Samson had been married five years and were looking to transition from a two-story home in Denver to a ranch-style home they could call their own. After touring several areas, …
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.