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During the week, Jim Parks teaches statistics at Colorado Christian University, but because he'll take any opportunity he is given to instruct, on Aug. 23, Parks was working the shooting range as a safety officer. Parks said his position as a … more
A 17-year-old Dan McMillan was sitting in a Castle Rock Police Department patrol car when he knew he was going to become an officer of the law. In 1989, Tony Lane, then the Castle Rock chief of police, visited McMillan’s high school government … more
A proposed charter school that initially planned to build in Douglas County recently shifted its sights to Jefferson County. The Alexandria School of Innovation, a project from the founders of Highlands Ranch’s STEM School and Academy, … more
An attack ad released against Gov. John Hickenlooper last week started out like any other negative ad — grainy, black-and-white footage followed by a series of assaults on the governor for his failure to “make the tough decisions.” The ad, … more
Douglas County School District's 2013-14 state test scores fell slightly in two of three categories, but remained higher than Colorado averages. Students who scored proficient or advanced in writing and reading scores on the Transitional Colorado … more
Death penalty politics resurfaced in the gubernatorial race last week on the heels of comments made by Gov. John Hickenlooper during a recent television interview. But political observers wonder just how much voters actually care about capital … more
The Douglas County School District wants to make stronger connections with its parents and help them guide their children's education. The district now has a parent liaison on staff, and in September it will launch Parent University — classes … more
Do you like aliens, day-glow and running through neon-colored powders? Two upcoming races, the Area 13.1 Half Marathon and 5k on Sept. 6 in Castle Rock, and Castle Pines Run Wild on Sept. 14, have you covered. The Area 13.1 Half Marathon is a … more
The Town of Castle Rock officially retired one police dog and swore in another at its Aug. 19 town council meeting. Legion, a Belgian malinois born in the Netherlands in January 2007, was given an official retirement proclamation by Mayor Paul … more
Colorado's economic outlook is bright, as is indicated by two business reports that were released last week. The state's unemployment rate ticked down slightly in July, and Colorado experienced its 33rd consecutive month of job gains. And, on … more
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