Kratom discussion picks up in Castle Rock
The Town of Castle Rock is poised to consider an ordinance next month that would further regulate kratom at the local level by barring its sale to minors. Following some debate on age limits, council …

Lip-sync police video is contender for CBS show

On April 15, Officer Tony Whyte pulled a woman over in Castle Rock to issue her a warning for speeding. It didn't take her long to recognize him. “Are you the guy from the lip-sync video?” she …

Castle Rock preparing to turn wastewater into drinking water

When Linda Carrico heard Castle Rock was planning to incorporate more reused water into its system in 2020, she immediately thought of the now infamous water troubles in Flint, Michigan, where lead …

Residents urge Castle Rock to purchase portion of Plum Creek Golf Club

Some people in Castle Rock have a new vision for part of the Plum Creek Golf Course. Numerous Plum Creek area residents have attended council meetings in recent weeks urging the town to purchase a …

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas …

Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Sage Canyon students get comforting welcome back

Students at Sage Canyon Elementary School in Castle Rock got a special welcome back on April 18, the day after Douglas County School District closed due to what officials described as a credible …

Life

Natural materials form art at Chatfield Farms

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty creates immersive sculptures from natural materials — saplings and branches — and for his upcoming reveal at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, it’s likely …

Sports
Jim Benton
Overtime

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson …
Highlands Ranch senior Shaylah Devlin who plays for the Rock Canyon co-op girls lacrosse team.
Student-athlete spotlight

Lacrosse player not holding back on hope

Highlands Ranch senior Shaylah Devlin took a class in forensic science, which piqued her interest in solving crimes. Devlin, who plays girls lacrosse for the Rock Canyon co-op team, has had no …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and …
Douglas County senior lacrosse player Dante Delgado.
Student-Athlete Spotlight

Change in sports is net gain

Dante Delgado started to play lacrosse because of peer pressure. The Douglas County senior is the leading goal scorer on the team and the early season goals leader in the Douglas County League this …
Hammond

Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Boys Basketball Team

Kobe Sanders, Chaparral Class: Junior Height: 6-0 Did you know? He stepped up to take over the team's leadership role and was the leading scorer with a 16.3 average for the state runner-up. Julian …

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Winning Words

Teach yourself to speak the language of success

Have you ever had a desire to learn to speak a foreign language? Some, if not many of you are already bilingual or multilingual, if that is you, you have my deepest respect as you can communicate …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s a lot to be said for running out of coffee

Please don’t squeeze the shaman. As someone once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” Never say never. Where there’s a will, there’s a relative. Life’s a horse race, …
Douglas

Science shows that vaccinations save lives

Measles vaccinations almost wiped out the disease from the United States in 2000. Elimination meant measles no longer spread, because most people were vaccinated. However, in 2019, instead of …
Tucker

Voter-approved funds go to buildings, programs

Following the passage of the mill levy override (MLO) and bond initiatives, I committed to providing you with regular updates about how that money is being utilized. Here’s the latest on how …
Norton
Winning Words

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their …
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