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The cost of a recall election. The reasons for it. The notion that some residents who signed the petition may have been inebriated. And a question as to whether residents really understood they were supporting a recall of Castle Rock Mayor Paul … more
The west wall of floor-to-ceiling windows reveals a glowing purple sunset. As students spread their mats on the floor, the sun drops behind the mountains and dim ambient lighting just keeps the room from becoming completely dark. The instructor … more
For Sen. Cheri Jahn, the motivation is clear: To bring Colorado in line with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole and to allow for judicial discretion relating to circumstances … more
The best advice for a young gardener is to ask an old gardener, said Tamla Blunt, extension specialist of Colorado StateUniversity's Plant Diagnostic Clinic. Blunt was one of four instructors at a two-day “Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting” … more
Eight middle and high school student entrepreneurs took to the stage April 4 to present their business plans before a panel of local leaders of industry and a public audience. Representing businesses from the 2015-16 Douglas County Young … more
Rick Squires and Claudia Swenson stood at their table at the Philip S. Miller Library April 23 and explained to people how bees provide more than just honey. Bees are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of all the fruits, vegetable and seed crops … more
Local families represented by the Institute for Justice, a Virginia-based nonprofit law group, have filed a legal challenge to the Douglas County School District’s voucher program. On March 15, the school board voted 4-3 to approve a revision … more
About me I guess I would describe myself as a Midwest transplant who has a nature to nurture and a passion to advocate for those who are voiceless, and who has extreme wanderlust. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there. I met the man … more
Trees reverse the impacts of land degradation, according to the Earth Day Network. They provide food, energy and income. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and they filter the air and help stave off … more
Planting herbs in recycled plastic bottles was one of many Earth-friendly activities that preschool students at The Goddard School in Castle Rock participated in during the week of Earth Day, April 22. The activities were part of the Root for … more
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