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Over the last year and a half, volunteers have served more than 20,000 free meals at The Rock Church in Castle Rock. When Douglas County’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program expressed its difficulty in finding a venue to help the … more
About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more
Need help paying your energy bills? A seasonal program can help. The Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program can help Douglas County residents pay for winter heating costs. Help is available through April 30, and residents who qualify will … more
Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more
Kingsway Academy was granted occupancy of a former gym in Castle Rock just three weeks before the private school was scheduled to open. “People say it takes a village to raise a kid,” said Torrence Jackson, the school's director. “For us, … more
A watchdog organization is calling for transparency in a complaint filed against Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids, an independent expenditure committee that is backing anti-reform candidates who are collectively known as “commUNITY” in the … more
Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in … more
Eight Douglas county nonprofit organizations were awarded grant checks, totaling nearly $318,000, by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The SCFD was created in 1989, and money from the fund is distributed to nonprofit … more
Starting this month, local churches will once again act as host to women and children in need of a place to stay. Run by 1,200 volunteers, the Winter Shelter Network, in its second year, rotates through 12 churches in Douglas County, providing … more
Douglas County residents who need assistance with the voting process or have questions about the coordinated election can seek help at one of four Voter Service and Polling Centers in Douglas County. Centers will be open Oct. 30 at 8 a.m., and will … more
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