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Gold Award Girl Scout: Abby Sickinger

This is the second 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

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

Former Olympian to coach swim clinic for charity

Swim Across America begins its season of summer events June 25 with an open-water swim clinic coached by former Olympic bronze medalist Susan Williams. The Open Water Swim to Fight Cancer Clinic is … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … 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

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy … more

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally … more

My Name Is... Chris Anderson

About me I’m a sophomore at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock. I race in the Colorado High School Cycling league for the Castle Rock Crankers. I’ve been into cycling since I began riding … more

Tension and wit play out on Lakewood theater stage

Michael Duran’s delightful blocks/games-like set at the newly located Bench at 40 West Theatre in Lakewood suggest child’s play as lights dim and one tunes into Alex Wheeler (Adrian Egolf), … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Letter to the editor: CDOT takes a toll

CDOT takes a toll We should take a peak at the leaders of CDOT, who get paid to construct and maintain our state roadways. Why did we construct a new exit and exchange at the north end of Castle Rock … more

There’s a lot to be said for a moment of silence

Man goes to see his doctor and says, “Doc, every time I hit my hand with a hammer it hurts.” Doctor says, “Stop hitting your hand with a hammer.” That’s one of the oldest jokes I’ve ever … more

Castle View grad brings steer to National Western

The walls of the barn at the National Western Stock Show Complex echoed with the whine of clippers and the hum of blow driers as Douglas County resident Charles Granie and 39 other Catch-a-Calf … more

In touch and staying in touch with those who mean so much

If we look back over the past several weeks, months, or even years, I would bet that we can think of some people in our lives that we wish we would have stayed in touch with more often. Maybe it’s … more

American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado’s treasures

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take visitors to the area. Check the website … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Contemporary realist art shown in conjunction with stock show

The 25th Annual Coors Western Art Show opens with a reception and sale on Jan. 3 and continues through Jan. 21, in coordination with the 2018 National Western Stock Show. Dan Young’s “Super Moon … more

Q&A with state Sen. Jim Smallwood

Republican state Sen. Jim Smallwood represents District 4, which includes Castle Rock, Sedalia, Larkspur, Franktown, Castle Pines and most of Parker. He was elected to the position in 2016, and this … 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
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