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'An opportunity to see heroes'

The event was dedicated to recognizing officers who had acted heroically, showed impeccable training and saved lives throughout the year, but at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 2018 Award … more

FedEx truck stolen in Englewood crashes in Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office warned travelers on northbound Interstate 25 in Castle Rock the afternoon of June 1 to expect traffic delays as authorities worked to pull a stolen FedEx truck … more

Two months later, no answers in suspicious death case in Castle Rock

The Castle Rock Police Department in early April announced it was investigating a suspicious death after a man was discovered seriously injured near a roadside. The case's autopsy report paints a … more

J.R. (Jerald) Pinon

About me I am a native of Denver. I have lived in Castle Rock now for 5 1/2 years and absolutely love Douglas County — especially the amazing community of people that I have had the privilege of … more

Deadline in town’s special election approaching

Castle Rock is collecting ballots and awaiting results in a local special election that comes to a head on May 15. The town council approved calling the special election and putting two questions on … more

Laydon vows fresh view on county government

Abe Laydon’s opponent in the Republican primary election for county commissioner, Diane Holbert, may have years of experience in a public office, a service Laydon says he respects. But he believes … more

Castle Rock repeals pit bull ban

Castle Rock has officially lifted its 26-year-old ban on pit bulls following a unanimous decision from town councilmembers on May 1. The 5-0 vote, for which Councilmembers Jess Loban and Brett Ford … more

Castle Rock inspecting 5,300 devices after fire

Castle Rock announced May 1 it will begin inspecting more than 5,300 home utility devices following an April fire in The Meadows. The cause of the April 17 fire remains unknown, the town said, but … more

Tolls, added lane each direction proposed for I-25 ‘Gap’

Tolls and a three-lane interstate in each direction it is — at least for now. The Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Michael Lewis announced April 26 that his department is … more

Castle Rock takes step toward lifting pit bull ban

The Town of Castle Rock on April 17 gave initial approval to an ordinance that would repeal the town's decades-old pit bull ban. The ordinance approved in a 5-2 vote on first reading is a sweeping … more

Families assess next steps in wake of devastating Castle Rock fire

The morning after a Castle Rock blaze destroyed two homes and damaged five more, Sierra-Kay Okimoto, 12, clung to her mother, Lisa Bunch, staring at their home, one of the five damaged in the … more

Fire destroys two homes in Castle Rock, other blazes burn in Douglas County

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a housefire in The Meadows on April 17 that quickly spread to four other homes as the area experiences high winds on top of stage 1 fire restrictions. The … more

My Name Is… Wes Schuneman

About me My father, brother and I moved to the Denver area in 1964 when I was in sixth grade. I have lived here ever since. I am married (24 years) with five adult children, four grandchildren and a … more

A day in a 9-1-1 dispatch center

Together, 9-1-1 dispatchers at South Metro Fire Rescue's dispatch center in Centennial answer an average of 150 emergency calls a day during their 24-hour-long shifts. They take fire and medical … more

State, Douglas County debut new first-responder training facility

In 2015, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she directed traffic at an accident on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock. In 2016, a passing trucker … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … 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

'Do-my-best' approach leads to victory at Senior Olympics

She's 80 years old, and a newly minted Olympian athlete. Sally Robertson of Deer Trail, spent several months in 2017, starting at age 79, launching a consistent exercise routine for the first time in … more
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