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Summer camps help kids unplug

Sports, music and outdoor adventure await summer campers in Castle Rock. The town and Colorado State University are offering four state-licensed camps for kids ages 5-15. Camps run from 8:30 a.m to … more

School-district committee studies capacity issues

Douglas County School Board members point to unbalanced enrollment in the district, including issues with overcrowding at some schools and underutilization of others, as the reason for denying a … more

Mark Michael

About me I’m a Colorado native who moved out to California to go to the University of Southern California and then worked in the television industry for 11 years. My wife Sandy and I met on a red … more

The joint is jumpin’ at Town Hall Arts Center

At Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, the six-piece band, led by amazing pianist/music director Donna Debreceni, jumps right into the title song of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” as lights come up and … more

Culture is illuminated after dark

Visit Denver’s cultural hot spots like the Denver Zoo or Museum of Nature & Science during a summer day and you’ll see children of all ages running around everywhere. While it’s always fun … more

Dancing to a new sense of place

Dance might not be the first medium people think of when they think of politics on the stage, but that’s not how the minds behind 3rd Law Dance/Theater think about things. The issues of migration, … more

Cherry Creek wins state girls golf title

Coach Randy Smith spent a lot of time for two days watching the persistence of his Cherry Creek girls golf team. The Bruins, three strokes back of Regis Jesuit and two behind Grandview after the … more

Valor loses to Windsor in state soccer finale

There is a pretty convincing reason why Alexandria Daws was one of the captains on the Valor Christian girls soccer team. First of all, Daws is one of only four seniors on the 22-player Eagles … more

Four students receive scholarships for overcoming hardships

Sixteen years ago, Bunny and Wayne Jackson laid their daughter Debbie, 24, to rest, after a courageous battle with cancer. The couple created the Debbie Jackson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, and … more

Castle Rock veteran recognized in D.C.

On May 27, as many as 11 million pairs of eyes could be on Castle Rock resident Joe Annello, 85. He's a Korean War veteran and Italian-American originally from Boston who forged a friendship with a … more

Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into … more

Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

The courage of encouragement helps us brave life’s problems

Building upon last week’s column about yesterday’s achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an … more

Life may not be predictable, but graduation speeches are

The invitations have gone out, and once again I didn’t receive one. I wasn’t asked by a single high school, college, or university in the United States to give their commencement speech, even … more

Letter to the editor: Good point on pay

Good point on pay I second Smith Young’s letter to the editor printed in last week’s edition. I do not begrudge the pretty good pay and all the vacation breaks teachers get. Teaching is … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon is right choice

Laydon is right choice I have lived in south metro Denver for more than 40 years, with the past 15 years being in Douglas County. I love our community and what we do to protect conservative ideals, … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon for commissioner

Laydon for commissioner Abe Laydon has the experience to responsibly represent the citizens of Douglas, County. Many Douglas County residents are concerned about government spending. Abe knows that … more
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