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Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The … 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

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

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the … more

Letter to the editor: Thomas is off base

Thomas is off base Commissioner Lora Thomas is simply incorrect in calling for interim Commissioner Diane Holbert to step down prior to the end of her term in January. First, Commissioner Holbert was … more

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next … 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

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

My Name Is … Muffy Sander

About me An independent owner, mom, grandmom, dog mom and wife to a wonderful husband for 20 years. I enjoy gardening, decorating my home, travelling and expanding my world every chance I get. … 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

Expect annual boom in lowbrow behavior

It doesn’t hurt to ask, but I know what you’re going to say. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Fourth of July came and went without any residential explosions? They’re illegal. They’re annoying. … more

PoloFest gallops into Sedalia this month

An event rolls into Sedalia this month that aims to make people believe in polo, while also serving up first-class music entertainment. PoloFest, which as the name suggests is both a music festival … more

Council moves $236.6 million budget toward final approval

Castle Rock's first town council meeting in September was largely focused on town finances, with a lengthy discussion on the town's grocery tax, plans to raise certain development fees and ultimately … 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

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
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