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When I was 18, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I worked at the front desk of a manufacturing plant, and was the only woman on the site. One of my duties was to go into the production area and collect the time cards for … more
Joy Johnson, who has lived in Castle Rock for five years, expressed dismay when asked what a Donald Trump presidency means to her. “Not a very positive one, being African American,” she said Nov. 10, two days after the general … more
As an elementary school teacher in New Mexico, Nick Mischel had to keep a certain appearance. “In teaching, you have to be relatively conservative,” Mischel said. “I was able to have a goatee, but not a full-on beard.” Three years ago, … more
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Four Castle Rock Town Council seats are up for election this year — Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6. Two of those seats are held by term-limited councilmembers. Elections take place Nov. 8 as a coordinated election with Douglas County. Candidates will … more
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Laurie Bendell attended the recent debate at a Littleton Church over Amendment 69, hoping to learn more about the citizen initiative that would amend the state Constitution to establish a universal health care system called ColoradoCare. She has … more
As Gian Pieroni and Pablo Espadero made plans to open an herbal shop in Littleton recently, it briefly looked as if they would not be able to sell one of their main products. That’s because the Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to … more
“Archetype Revival” explores ways in which traditional archetypes can be reinvented — the theme for the 2016 class of nine Design and Build students at Museum Outdoor Arts this summer. Traditional archetypes can indeed be reinvented — and a … more
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Amy Branstetter, a traffic-engineering expert with Douglas County, said there’s no research proving that speeding near high schools is a widespread problem. In fact, three studies she’s conducted near Douglas County schools show the … more
Castle Rock Police Department data shows that between January and Sept. 21 police wrote 39 citations to drivers on Butterfield Crossing Drive. In that same time frame, six traffic accidents occurred along Butterfield Crossing Drive. Last year, it … more
Jennifer Toole hears engines revving and cars speeding along Butterfield Crossing Drive on warm summer nights. But not during the day. Nearby neighbor Jane Pepin says, despite occasional speeding, drivers overall travel at a reasonable pace on … more
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