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Confident Huskies win rare home playoff game

Douglas County hosted a boys basketball playoff game for the first time in 1o seasons on Feb. 21. Coach Earl Boykins' Huskies made a point to emphasize the improvement of the program with a 61-44 … more

Live deliciously at Red Rocks’ Local Sets

During summer months, it’s not difficult at all to get people to spend an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. During the much colder off-months, which are November through March, it gets a little … more

GOP governor candidates avoid squabbles in forum

Powerful statewide positions and big family names — think Bush and Romney — hover over the Republican race for governor. But political posturing about being an outsider was also on display at a … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Parties look for front-runners to emerge in crowded gubernatorial race

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo — known for his hardline stance against illegal immigration — was shaping up to be the GOP front-runner for this year’s governor’s race, some … more

Mix of local, national issues loom large in race for governor

Affordable housing. Crowded highways. Crumbling roads. More money for schools. A safe retirement for public employees. The fate of young immigrants. The issues stretch across rural and urban lines, … more

Book is bucolic look back at buddy bear

Holly Arnold Kinney, who grew up in the Morrison adobe replica of Bent’s Fort and now operates The Fort Restaurant, has written a picture book about her special childhood buddy — Sissy Bear, who … more

Film gathering aims to inform, inspire in 12th year

There’s no accounting for the twists and turns that bring creative people together, but the first meeting of filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno was all too fitting, in light of the work … more

Photographer to give tips on outdoor composition

Perhaps viewing a sweeping stretch of the great outdoors causes puzzlement over how to capture the essence of a scene. Author and photographer Nasim Mansurov, founder of Photography Life, will offer … more

Pit bull ban stirs emotional debate in Castle Rock

At an open house in Castle Rock last spring, residents filed into town hall to offer comment on the town's animal code. Issues ranged from backyard chickens to pet licensing. One issue, however, came … more

Capitol report: A look at what's happening in the state Legislature

Work season for the Colorado state Legislature began in the shadow of sexual-misconduct claims from last fall and amid continued exasperation over rising housing prices and traffic and transportation … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

Baseball finally gets much-needed longer season

First off, I have to declare that I believe most professional football, basketball and baseball seasons are too long. I’ve always complained that the baseball regular season drags on and the “dog … more

Castle Rock business brings back ‘sounds of life’

Until recently, John Laitinen didn’t like Christmas. The Castle Rock man suffers from hearing loss, possibly because of his six years as a U.S. Army engineer or his later career working on race … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

Need help, information, or just someone to listen? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources.

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School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

New aerospace attraction to open at Centennial Airport

Aviation and space enthusiasts in the metro area may have been to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum — which boasts a collection of aircraft housed in a hangar at the former Lowry … more

Tongue-in-cheek play provides theater magic

As the audience is seated, they find the suggestion of the ornate, carved, gilded frame around the stage, such as one finds in a turn-of-the-century opera house or theater. A closer look finds an … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Town prepares to call special election in at-large mayor issue

Castle Rock's town council knows the town will hold a special election asking voters to approve changes to the town charter, which it says are necessary in order for Castle Rock to move to an … more
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