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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 …

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. …

Douglas County assessor honored for innovation

The Douglas County Assessor's Office, led by Assessor Lisa Frizell, has been awarded the Center for Digital Government's Government Experience Award for innovation in the assessor's website and …

Who's running for council in Castle Rock?

Alongside the town's first at-large mayoral election, Castle Rock residents this November will elect two new councilmembers to succeed Mayor Jennifer Green, who represents District 3, and Mayor Pro …

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …
Education

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah …

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed …

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of …

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” …

ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April …
Business

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

Riverwalk could gain TV production company

An Emmy Award-winning production company could be relocating its corporate headquarters to the Riverwalk, located in downtown Castle Rock, and bring with it nearly 100 employees and newly created …

Colorado Air and Spaceport begins launch countdown

Adams County is a go for launch to hold a site operator license for a spaceport. That means the Front Range Airport, located in Watkins in Adams County, will be able to host horizontal takeoffs …

Rockyard presents Blue Ale to honor fallen officers

Rockyard Brewing canned a limited run of its Blue Ale, brewed in honor of the first ZPIII Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized to honor and memorialize Douglas County's fallen officers. …
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