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Wedding rings among items missing in alleged Castle Rock theft

A couple vacationing in Castle Rock this month said their trip took a turn for the worse when someone allegedly stole the wife's purse, which contained her Social Security card, approximately $2,000 … more

County board speaks on ballot issues

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has taken positions on five ballot issues up for election this November — opposing three issues and supporting two. The board supported the passage of … 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

‘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

Community events open fair and rodeo

Two community celebrations helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo over the weekend — the Western Heritage Welcome, which includes a steer drive through downtown Castle Rock, and a parade … more

Castle Pines moves forward with home-rule goal

Castle Pines voters will see a question on their general election ballots this November asking them to change the city’s form of government. The city council on July 24 gave the final approval … more

Maddiepalooza rings in fifth year

Castle Rock lovers of beer and Colorado-grown bands can see those passions combined in this year’s Maddiepalooza, a music festival on Aug. 11 that raises money for local nonprofits and charities. … more

My Name Is... Kaden Lebsack

About me I’m 12 years old and from Castle Rock. I will be starting eighth grade this school year and attending K-12 online this year so, hopefully, I can attend more Ninja competitions around the … 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

Castle Rock crew helps fight wildfires

While massive wildfires are burning across Colorado, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue officials say the department has helped as it can, but is too strained for resources at home to do much more. Acting … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more
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