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History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

Douglas County assessor honored for innovation

The Douglas County Assessor's Office, led by Assessor Lisa Frizell, has been awarded the Center for Digital Government's Government Experience Award for innovation in the assessor's website and … more

My name is … Bryan Fields

About me I'm originally from Oklahoma. I grew up in a rural town called Wister. The population is around 1,000 people. I've been in full-time vocational ministry since 2003. My previous church was … more

Native American event aims to bridge gaps

Elizabeth Osterhoudt, a Native American teenager from Castle Rock, said aside from her brother, she knows one other youth with Native American heritage. That's her friend Delia Abila, also a Castle … more

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda … more

Sabercats rock solid against Huskies

Castle View football players walked off the bus into the locker room at Douglas County School District Stadium with less than 20 minutes left in the pre-game warmup period before the Sept. 14 game … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green … more

Who's running for council in Castle Rock?

Alongside the town's first at-large mayoral election, Castle Rock residents this November will elect two new councilmembers to succeed Mayor Jennifer Green, who represents District 3, and Mayor Pro … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

Neighborhood's new name: Village at Castle Pines

Lilly Harmon moved with her husband, Ross, and their two children from the Cherry Creek area to the gated Castle Pines Village five years ago in search of a private area, close to nature and with … more

Program on youth mental health to cover multiple topics

Fifteen years ago, Amy Gensler couldn't tell you if she saw any patients with mental-health issues. Now, her practice sees so many that it integrated with four mental-health care providers who work … more

Last-minute confusion clears: Rocky Flats will open Saturday

In early August, a federal judge decided not to block trail construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, despite local citizens' and organizations' claims that it is environmentally unsafe. … more

Bat or racket, swing’s the thing

Rock Canyon centerfielder/pitcher Anna Reimers missed the Erie Tournament of Champions the first weekend of September because she was playing tennis in an Intermountain Sectional tournament in Salt … more

Mistrial declared after surprise testimony in case of trucker accused of killing trooper in I-25 collision

In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe … more

Interim leader nominated as Castle Rock's next fire chief

Castle Rock may now know who the next fire chief will be. Town Manager David Corliss announced Sept. 13 he is recommending acting Chief Norris Croom for the permanent position. Former Chief Art … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

Human services department earns performance award

The Colorado Department of Human Services has recognized the Douglas County Department of Human Services for “C-Stat Distinguished Performance” in 2017. This designation is awarded to Colorado … more

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving … more

Judge declares mistrial in case of trucker accused of killing state trooper in I-25 collision

The trial for a trucker accused of hitting and killing a Colorado state trooper in 2016 is underway in Douglas County. Trooper Cody Donahue, 34, and another trooper were investigating a car accident … more
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