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Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … more

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

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

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

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

Gold Award Girl Scout: Kamaryn Evans

This is the fourth in a four-part series interviewing this year's Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Castle Rock. Four Castle Rock Girl Scouts recently received their Gold Award, the highest honor … more

Chief's 'heart sunk' after learning former Castle Rock officer was deputy killed

Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley was asleep in bed the morning of Dec. 31 when his phone rang. The call came from one of his commanders, Cauley said, and he immediately knew it would be serious. … more

Gold Award Girl Scout: Alexis Montague

This is the third in a four-part series interviewing this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Castle Rock. Four Castle Rock Girl Scouts recently received their Gold Award, the highest … more

Castle Rock water director excited about new projects

Castle Rock Director of Utilities Mark Marlowe is excited for 2018. That’s because he and the town’s water department have two big projects lined up for the new year, and both are focused on … more

Suspect in officer-involved shooting faces felony charges

The suspect who was shot and wounded by Castle Rock police officers on Christmas Eve is facing felony charges. Charles Walter Rees, 67, could not attend his first court appearance on Dec. 27 because … more

Jewish center hosts menorah lighting in park in Castle Rock

Blue lights illuminated a crowd gathered on stage at the Philip S. Miller Park Amphitheater in Castle Rock the evening of Dec. 13 as they sang in celebration of Hanukkah. While their voices rang out, … more

Castle Rock’s Festival Park getting modern makeover

Castle Rock’s downtown gathering place, Festival Park, has been under construction for the past year as the town got underway with a $6.9 million project to redesign the park, but it’s now open … more

Armed robbery reported in store parking lot in Castle Rock

A woman recently was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Castle Rock grocery store. Shortly after 7 a.m. Nov. 18, Castle Rock police officers responded to the King Soopers at 5544 Promenade … more

Sharing in the spirit of the star

Cmdr. John Anderson, who has lived in Castle Rock his entire life, remembers attending a Starlighting when he was 8 years old. And although the spirit of the annual celebration, which kicks off the … more

Town council explores future of at-large mayor system

On the heels of Castle Rock voters' decision to change the charter to allow for an at-large mayor system, town attorney Bob Slentz outlined some of the challenges of changing the document, and cautioned council members and residents that it was … more

Voters support switch to at-large mayor system in Castle Rock

Castle Rock voters favored changing the town charter and creating an at-large mayoral system, which means at some time in the future, residents will vote for the mayor, rather than the mayor being appointed by town councilmembers. The change was approved with 67 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 election. more

'HalloWilcox' is school district's treat for kids

About 900 elementary school students assembled at the Douglas County School District's administrative building on Oct. 31 for an unforgettable Halloween. Inside, ghosts, witches, superheroes, trolls and other creative characters replaced … more

Meet the young family in Castle Rock's oldest house

Cereal, bananas and pickles. That was the breakfast of choice for the Braun children, who live in the oldest home in Castle Rock, as they recently prepared breakfast in bed for their parents, Brittany and David. After four years of construction … more

Castle Rock woman is world champ in Western dressage

For the fifth consecutive year, Frances Carbonnel of Castle Rock reigns as champion in the Western dressage world. During the last week of September, Carbonnel participated in a musical freestyle competition, where she bade her horse to passage, … more

Some key issues in at-large mayor debate

Voters will decide who will elect Castle Rock's mayor in a special election that was called following a citizen-led petition to place the issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. The Citizens for Elected Mayor, a group of petitioners and volunteers, began … more
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