Print
662 results total, viewing 61 - 80

Fire chief finalists meet town residents

The five finalists in the search for Castle Rock's next fire chief traveled from across the country to meet local residents and fire personnel on Sept. 5 as they vie for the top rank in what some of … more

District explores later school start times

Weight gain, alcohol and tobacco use, depression, poor academic performance. These are some of the possible consequences of lack of sleep in young people, the Centers for Disease Control and … more

Is marijuana addictive?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana use can lead to a marijuana dependency and, in extreme cases, addiction. About 30 percent of marijuana users are believed to have some … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

‘They told me if I had a house and a car I could afford it’

When Chrysta Reese’s daughter revealed she was struggling with a heroin addiction, Reese immediately sought help. “The first time she called me and was really sick, I thought she was dying. I was … more

Binge drinking is deadliest form of alcohol consumption

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared binge drinking the most costly and deadly form of alcohol consumption in the country. The CDC also classifies it as the nation’s most … more

‘He really still takes one day at a time’

For Kendra Rhoades, the problem was not convincing her or her husband that their teenage son Jacob struggled with substance abuse. The problem was convincing Jacob, even after his marijuana use … more

Stress, social status among reasons for teen substance use

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition found in a community-needs assessment from the Tri-County Health Department that more than 26 percent of high school students in the … more

Time to Talk: Addiction, mental health ‘inherently linked’

Terry Schamberger took his last alcoholic drink on July 1, 2007, about 27 years after he drank his first beer at 13. Alcohol, he believes, was about to cost him his family. “I knew my kids were … more

Changing digital culture in the home

Parents who would like to learn more about how to change the digital culture in their homes are invited to a free Youth Education and Safety in Schools workshop. The Changing the Digital Culture in … more

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed … more

Slugger takes on senior year

When Alexa Cordes isn't playing softball for Castle View, well, she's playing more softball. Cordes plays club ball when the high school season isn't underway to sharpen her skills. The Sabercats' … more

Drilling setbacks are headed to ballot amid controversy

A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, according to election … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Todd Casebier's first game at head football coach was impressive as the Sabercats beat Fossil Ridge, 35-28, on Aug. 23 in Fort Collins. It was the first road win since Sept. 30, 2016 … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

We are far more alike than we tend to think

Doesn’t it seem like with each passing day we are pointing out our differences and standing behind personal agendas and objectives more than ever before, maybe even standing even firmer on our … more

Letter to the editor: Ballot measure not fair

Ballot measure not fair The following is a type of parody of a solicitor’s visit based on the recent article, “School board approves tax measures for ballot” by Alex Dewind. Knock, knock. … more

Teams sign anyone for a `W,’ and sports go straight to `L’

I lost out. Or lucked out. When I was (much) younger, I thought about becoming a sports writer, partly because of my admiration for Jim Murray, whom I read daily in The Los Angeles Times throughout … more

Are you maintaining your sense of purpose?

According to the Colorado Census, in the year 2030 (just 12 years from now), 1 in 4 residents in Douglas County will be over the age of 65. Most of those folks will be in their golden years, their … more

Letter to the editor: Let’s rebuild DCSD

Let’s rebuild DCSD After eight years of unnecessary school reforms and underfunding, the time has come for the voters of Douglas County to once again show their support for public education. We can … more
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 34 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 6 months.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.