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Centennial Airport: From open prairie to economic driver

As the story goes, a businessman drove a shiny, black car to his downtown Denver office, and when he walked back to the car that afternoon, he found a large scratch in the door. Around the early … more

J.R. (Jerald) Pinon

About me I am a native of Denver. I have lived in Castle Rock now for 5 1/2 years and absolutely love Douglas County — especially the amazing community of people that I have had the privilege of … more

South metro area swimmers post strong showings at state

Cherry Creek was third at the Class 5A state swimming championship to lead all teams from the south metro area. The Bruins finished with 208.50 points, which was 82 points shy of state champion Regis … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

High school drag races keep things moving

High school students are encouraged to “push the pedal to the metal” as they push their vehicles to the limits during the competition at the May 28 All American High School Drag Races at … more

Valor Christian advances to girls soccer title game

Valor Christian advanced to the Class 4A state championship game with a semifinal victory on May 19, but Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon lost 5A semifinal games. Valor, the second seed in the 4A state … more

Castle Rock officer awarded Purple Heart

Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team … more

Castle Rock fire chief retires

Art Morales is looking forward to taking road trips across the country with his wife in the near future to visit his grandchildren — something he finally has time to do. Morales announced his … more

Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on … more

Castle View seniors 'a class of learners and leaders'

Castle View High School held its 2018 graduation commencement ceremony on May 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Family and friends of graduates gathered at the outdoor venue on a warm, sunny afternoon to … more

Castle Rock voters approve charter amendments

Castle Rock voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot measures in a May 15 special election that the town has said will allow it to continue its work implementing an at-large mayor system. Voters … more

Q&A with Grace Osborne, Valor Christian High School graduate

I was part of the arts conservatory, majoring in musical theater and dance. I was in the school dance company, called Veritas. I’ve performed in a lot of shows. What are your plans after … more

Q&A with Dana Coe, Rock Canyon High School graduate

I am and have been involved with art my whole life as I love everything about it! The way it makes me feel, how it communicates, and how pleasing to the eye it can be, gets to me. I have participated … more

Rock Canyon High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

I've learned the value of setting my mind to a goal and working to achieve it. Two years ago, I decided I wanted to go to vet school in Scotland. It's very rare for them to accept U.S. high school … more

Q&A with Ashley Garcia, Douglas County High School graduate

I played volleyball all four years of high school and was a part of NHS. I made some great memories and learned a lot but now it’s time for the next step. For me, that is going to college at … more

Douglas County High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

Something that I've learned that I will carry with me for the rest of my life is you shouldn't care what other people think about you. Especially in high school, because it won't matter later in … more

Q&A with Ashley Hartman, Castle View High School graduate

During my high school career, I was on the poms team for three years and participated in a few clubs/extracurricular activities. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Colorado in … more

Castle View High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

What I have learned that I will carry with me through the rest of my life is the importance of friends, family and your community. Any time any family in Castle Rock was going through a hard time the … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Laydon

Vote for Laydon I’m thrilled to vote for Abe Laydon in the Douglas County Republican primary in June. Ballots will be mailed on Monday, June 4. Here are some of the many reasons why Laydon is the … more

Letter to the editor: Enough about teacher pay

Enough about teacher pay No, Douglas County property owners should not pay higher taxes for teachers. The recent article “Poll finds most Americans think teachers are underpaid” written by the … more
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