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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 … more

Letter to the editor: It’s not bigotry, it’s equality

It’s not bigotry, it’s equality I was disappointed to see you publish a letter that falsely claims that enforcing Colorado’s public accommodation laws is anti-Christian bigotry. Christian … more

Letter to the editor: Quality schools impact all

Quality schools impact all Rita Young’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue is a particularly alarming parody. Young’s position is simple. Since this tax won’t be a direct benefit … more

Letter to the editor: Yes to roads, no to new taxes

Yes to roads, no to new taxes This November, you have a choice. The best choice is Proposition 109, Fix Our Damn Roads. When voting “yes” on Fix Our Damn Roads, you are directing the state … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes to get the best

Vote yes to get the best As a parent, I was appalled to read the letter published in this paper recently under the headline “No need for tax hike.” My kids’ teachers are not part-time workers, … more

Letter to the editor: A low-cost path to help

A low-cost path to help I agree with the recent article on alcoholism and drug use as an epidemic but wish to point out that there is an answer that does not cost big bucks. Alcoholics Anonymous has … more

Letter to the editor: Alternatives to tax hikes

Alternatives to tax hikes I have a daughter in Castle View High and a home in Castle Rock. In general I support public education as an important way of binding the citizenry together. During my time … more

Letter to the editor: Support our children

Support our children While attending the Douglas County School Board meeting on Aug. 21, I was able to make a public comment and address the board. I read several comments from the Bright Futures for … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes for school funding

Vote yes for school funding Rita Young’s letter in the recent paper advising us to vote no on the November school ballot issue, while creative, is both contrived and nonsensical. She entirely … more

Letter to the editor: Invest in schools

Invest in schools Dr. John Reeb’s recent letter to the editor arguing that teacher annual household income is $106,160 and is more than adequate is based on the presumption that teachers live in … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The soccer team opened Continental League play with a 2-1 win over Rock Canyon on Sept. 11 and followed with a 1-0 shutout of Mountain Vista on Sept. 13. • The softball team took a … more

A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they … more

‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet comes to stage in downtown Denver

Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Tax planning around new law can help save money

The new tax law could save you money if you plan properly. With only a few months left to impact your tax planning for 2018, it is important to act now. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) is now in … more

Ready, everyone, the lights are going down

Look closely: When John Wayne and Victor McLaglen fight it out near the end of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man,” it appears that McLaglen knocks off Wayne’s toupee with the first punch. The … more

Man killed by Douglas County deputies identified as wanted felon

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a suspect shot and killed by deputies near Sedalia last month, along with body camera and dash-camera footage of the incident that … more

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

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 … more
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