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Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young … more

Gingerbread houses make memories

Probably every little kid dreams of living in a house made of candy, said Coletta Smith of Castle Rock, one of the coordinators for the Colorado Christmas Adventure event. “Gingerbread houses … more

Music, voices, dancers bring energy to holiday

Start with a symphony orchestra, add two choirs and mix in some dancers in the aisles. You’ll have “A Littleton Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 at Littleton United Methodist Church, … more

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands … more

Clubhouse for recovery programs to open next year

After months of fundraising, a new nonprofit in Castle Rock that aims to provide space for groups like Alcoholics Anonymous says it is nearly ready to open a clubhouse for all kinds of 12-step … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took … more

Riverwalk approaches partial opening in Castle Rock

The development project that aims to redefine downtown Castle Rock by bringing hundreds more people to live, work and shop in the district is just months from opening. The Riverwalk, positioned … more

Celebrate Season of the Star

Season of the Star, an event series created by Castle Rock to bring together the community, offers a number of events to help celebrate the holiday season. The series encourages residents to make … more

My Name Is … Bob Bush

About me There's far less compelling about me than there is about the nonprofit where I work, Wellspring Community. I am merely called to serve this uniquely compelling place. I first came to learn … more

School board OKs concurrent enrollment at future facility

Plans are moving forward for a concurrent enrollment program that would allow Douglas County high school students to expedite a college degree or receive workforce training without leaving Castle … more

Valor wins eighth football title

The Valor Christian football team was once again playing in a state championship game on Dec. 1 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. In that game, Valor completed an undefeated 14-win season and captured … more

Local prep athletes commit to colleges

The first of the extended National Letter of Intent signing dates was Nov. 14. While football and basketball still have an early signing period followed by a regular signing period, all other … more

Castle Rock tots test toys ahead of holiday season

This fall, a group of Castle Rock students were offered every kid's dream job — testing toys. Last month, their reviews, along with results gathered from students across the country, were revealed. … more

Half of Coloradans live in areas of wildfire risk

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state's booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said … more

Arvada Center curtain rises on Christmas cheer

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering together with family and friends to watch one of the many classic Christmas movies. One of the more recent entries into the canon is the … more

Letter to the editor: Give here at home

Give here at home Do you know where your Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4, donation is going? Not “where” as to which nonprofit, but “where” as to whether it’s staying local in Douglas County. … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more

‘Ritual’ theme ties together art show at museum

When the annual call for artists went out for Littleton Fine Art Board’s annual Own an Original exhibit, submissions came in for considerably more than 200 works of art, from 68 Colorado artists. … more
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