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Teachers and other employees of the Douglas County School District will get a 2 percent raise in the next school year, an increase interim Superintendent Erin Kane called “grossly inadequate” and which several school board members voted against, … more
Linda Fradin retired from Irvine, California, to Castle Rock in 2011. And, she says, so far so good. “I love it. Great neighbors. Quiet,” Fradin said during a June 7 open house at the town’s Philip S. Miller Park. “Overall, very happy … more
Thomas the Tank Engine is seen as just as much of a rock star among preschoolers as The Beatles among teens in the 1960s, said Donald Tallman, the executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum. “Thomas is multigenerational,” Tallman … more
A Douglas County High School English teacher and softball coach was arrested June 2 on felony charges of sexual exploitation of a child and promotion of obscenity to a minor, according to an 18th … more
A two-vehicle crash has closed the interstate frontage road south of Castle Rock and sent four to the hospital, including one person by air transport, said Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State … more
Rylie Guentensberger was a girl who always wanted to make other people smile. "Honestly, that was her goal in life, was always to make somebody smile," Rylie's father, Ziggy, said. Rylie, 12, … more
If you ever visit a Castle Rock water plant, don’t expect to be given bottled water. “I will only give you tap water,” joked Mark Marlowe, Castle Rock’s director of utilities. Marlowe is rather proud of Castle Rock water — its taste, … more
South Metro Fire Rescue has filed a lawsuit against the Parker Authority for Reinvestment, alleging the urban renewal authority illegally diverted taxpayer funds to reimburse private investors and … more
As a 2016 candidate for the Douglas County commissioner’s seat in District 3, Lora Thomas began floating a recommendation to restructure a long-standing tax that supports the county’s justice center. She wanted more money for roads and … more
Tourism is a major industry in Colorado, with nearly 78 million visitors spending $19.1 billion in 2015, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. In the summer, outdoor recreation opportunities draw tourists by the thousands to locations … more
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