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If you’re cloying or annoying, it’s our culture you’re destroying

The jails and prisons are overcrowded as it is, but there has to be room for a few more. There’s no excuse. Maybe there’s a story, but there’s no excuse. Anyone who leaves a shopping cart at a … more

Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

Amid gun glut, ‘This is Colorado’ says too much and too little

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This is Colorado. Everybody has a gun.” Seven words that create a mural. Should they be added to our license plates and the signs that welcome … more

Law enforcement, schools have strong partnership

There is a drumbeat in Douglas County. It is a rhythm that is present in all of us — many days, it is background noise that blends in with the other sounds of our lives. There are days, though, … more

Pair of Castle View wrestlers claim titles

Castle View wrestlers won two individual titles Feb. 17 at the state high school wrestling championships, and the Sabercats also had what coach Ike Anderson labeled a disappointing second-place … more

Grocery tax is well past its expiration date

There was a time when our town only had two grocery stores and a handful of gas stations. Before the redevelopment of our downtown core — before the factory outlet — and even before our state … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Letter to the editor: Enough complaining

Enough complaining The community that has been sending in their editorials to complain about the new school board are demonstrating their immaturity, selfishness and how spiteful they are. They have … more

Former school staff member suspected of taking 'upskirt' video of women, girls

A Douglas County School District employee was arrested Dec. 8 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child after the principal of the school where he was working called police to report inappropriate … more

Group for mothers provides support, social outings

The organizer behind a Castle Rock hiking group that took off in 2016 is back at it in 2018, this time organizing a group for the sole purpose of providing busy mothers an opportunity to get out on … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 … more

Area teams make runs in basketball playoffs

ThunderRidge, Rock Canyon and Chaparral were all No. 1 teams in the CHSAANow.com poll late in the regular season and those three teams have advanced into the Sweet 16 round of the Class 5A boys state … more

Castle Rock’s Festival Park getting modern makeover

Castle Rock’s downtown gathering place, Festival Park, has been under construction for the past year as the town got underway with a $6.9 million project to redesign the park, but it’s now open … more

Country music star draws fans to Castle Rock

Fans of country music star Scotty McCreery got a special chance to meet the singer on Feb. 13 during a meet and greet hosted by the Outlets at Castle Rock. People lined up as early as 10 a.m. for the … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office likely to receive more safety equipment after deputy's death

After the 2016 shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office went to county commissioners with a budget request for more armored shields, worried a similar … more

Castle Pines names new city manager

Castle Pines has a new city manager. Michael Penny has been appointed to the position after serving for nearly two months in the job on an interim basis. “City council and I have been extremely … more

Death toll creates urgency in fight against opioid abuse

One Coloradan died approximately every 27 hours on average from a prescription opioid-related overdose in 2015, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. While that … more
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