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Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to … more

Town honors Castle View football team

It was a transformative year for the Castle View High School football team — and a successful one. So much so that the Town of Castle Rock recognized the team with an official proclamation at the … more

Festival Park wins architecture, engineering awards

The recent reimagination of Festival Park transformed the heart of downtown Castle Rock into a place for the community to gather. Many moments are celebrated there, from finishing 5Ks to exchanging … more

Recycling sites taking Christmas trees

Christmas has come and gone. Now what to do with that tree? Douglas County and its local municipalities have multiple locations where residents can drop off trees, with some sites open through the … more

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

Castle Rock homes struck by bullets in recent weeks

Police are investigating how and why at least three town residences in northeast Castle Rock were struck by gunfire in recent weeks and are asking for the public's help in gathering information for … more

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim … more

Out of power, GOP aims to be 'conscience' at Capitol

The defiantly conservative voice of state Rep. Patrick Neville hit some resigned notes the day before the state Legislature convened, with the Republican House leader from Castle Rock and a Senate … more

Sheriff's office honors fallen deputy on anniversary of shooting

New Year's Eve began on a somber note for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as it marked the one-year anniversary of Deputy Zackari Parrish's death. The husband and father was killed in the line of … more

Milestones: Castle Rock and surrounding areas

School Notes Reven Bradbury, of Castle Rock, was named to the fall 2018 honor roll at McPherson College. Riley Bradbury, of Castle Rock, was named to the fall 2018 honor roll at McPherson College. … more

Rotary's State of the State event brings Molly Bloom, focuses on mental health

Molly Bloom, author of the book-turned-Oscar-nominated film “Molly’s Game” who also struggled with addiction, anxiety and depression, is one of two headliners at the Rotary State of the State … more

Clydesdales help usher in new beer laws

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales visited the Colorado Capitol Dec. 31 to celebrate the repeal, effective New Year's Day, of laws that prevented sales of beer greater than 3.2 percent alcohol by … more

Sentencing for teacher accused of 'upskirt' videos delayed

The sentencing for an ex-teacher charged with filming “upskirt” videos of girls and women was delayed this week after a judge denied a plea deal reached between prosecutors and the defense. The … more

Influenza cases on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has seen a recent spike in flu cases, and laboratory testing and outpatient visits indicate that the state has entered a period of more intense influenza activity, according to a news … more

There’s more to Elvis than the same old song and dance

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, a Tuesday, the day I received a call that changed my life. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. I was living in Mesa, Arizona, and I was looking for a … more

Owning our success in the new year

Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year’s resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply … more

Curtain Time: Stage shows abound around metro area

Start with our south suburban neighborhoods and consider driving north and west to Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada; north and east to Aurora. There are stage productions for everyone Some … more

World War I posters look at persuasion techniques

Through Jan. 27, the Littleton Museum’s halls will display World War I posters from its collection, “Answering the Call,” in collaboration with the gallery exhibit: “Over the Top: Selling the … more

My name is... Karen Yokley

About me My husband, Mark, and I have four rescued dogs, and two of them were blind when we rescued them. We have soft hearts for the underdog. My husband retired from the United States Coast … more

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. … more
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