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Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this … more

Seeing the Spring Creek Fire's wake

The Liberatores started their 2 1/2 hour journey to La Veta at nearly 11:30 a.m. on July 15. The Castle Rock family of three packed into their Jeep and traveled south along Interstate 25, on their … more

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Letter to the editor: Thomas is off base

Thomas is off base Commissioner Lora Thomas is simply incorrect in calling for interim Commissioner Diane Holbert to step down prior to the end of her term in January. First, Commissioner Holbert was … more

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately … more

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably … more

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The … more

Music, comedy, theater coming to Parker

From Sept. 8 through next August, Parker Arts will be offering entertainment events to please people with interests ranging from classical music to dance to comedy to children’s programming. … more

Officers justified in shooting man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy, report says

Officers were justified in shooting Matthew Riehl, the gunman killed Dec. 31 in an officer-involved shooting that began after Riehl opened fire on Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies, according … more

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers … more

Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

My Name Is … Michaela Bacon

About me My family and I have been part of the Castle Rock community for 21 years. When we made the decision to move to Colorado we wanted a community that was family-focused and that we could … more

Lakota riders start 400-mile trek in Douglas County

In 2018, there's easier ways to hold a fundraiser than a 400-mile trek on horseback, said Dave Ventimiglia, executive director of The Tipi Raisers. For example, they could hold a silent auction in a … more

‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the … more

Mile High Nationals a showcase for speed

Powerful engines will emit deep-throated growls and shake the ground July 20-22 when the Mile High National Drag Races take center stage at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Although time trials and … more

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family … more

South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation after viral Facebook post

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of … more
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