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Advance Auto Parts to open first Castle Rock store

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, announced it will open its first … more

Judge’s ruling may impact allegations

Three Douglas County residents who believe the Douglas County Educational Foundation violated its nonprofit status say a Denver judge’s recent ruling against the school district adds teeth to their allegations. An attorney for the DCEF says the … more

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad

After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” … more

Judge rules school district violated campaign act with report

A Denver judge ruled the Douglas County School District violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act when it sent a district-financed report to 85,000 parents and community members less than two … more

Free reading assessments to be given to children with learning disabilities

A new local business that specializes in teaching reading to children with dyslexia and other reading problems will be offering a free consultation … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Castle Rock OKs strategic plan for fire department

The Town of Castle Rock's fire department has a newly approved strategic plan for the next five years, outlining six major goals of the department. The department has been nationally accredited … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Woman who died by jail suicide in Douglas County was shining light to many

The loss of a Highlands Ranch woman who died by suicide May 29 after a brief stay in the Douglas County jail has left her community reeling as loved ones grapple with the event and the questions that … more

Protesters hold third march through Parker

A crowd of about 50 marched through downtown Parker June 12 in the town’s third organized Black Lives Matter demonstration in two weeks. The protesters were led by 17-year-old Jared Ingalls of … more

Castle Rock police chief explains red flag policy

Colorado's hotly debated red flag law went into effect Jan. 1, meaning law enforcement agencies across the state implemented local policies for enforcing the gun legislation. The state law allows a … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Story sharing brings families together, even if apart

Do your children and grandchildren know the story of how your parents met? How about your grandparents? more

App shines a light on holiday displays

Lone Tree’s Greg Walters wasn’t upset when a New York Times reporter earlier this month called his holiday lights iPhone app “the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of apps.” “I thought it was kinda cute,” he said. “The reality of it is, … more

Safety and scrutiny: Controversial program aims to reduce young children’s risk of drowning

With drowning as a leading cause of death among young children, parents each year seek out the best swim safety classes for their children. One program in the Denver metro area is so popular among … more

Fairy tale characters take stage in show not for kids

Fairy tale princesses have long been part and parcel of our literary and social fabric, as they were created from ancient folk tales — and have more recently evolved through Disney films and now, … more

Some things change, but some never will

A quarter could really get you something back then. But if I had to choose — and back in 1985, I didn’t have a lot of quarters — I went with the newspaper. I was 11, so picking the paper over a … more

Littleton golf coach ready to get in the swing of things

Littleton High School boys golf coach Kevin Burdick hopes his players are taking advantage of the fact that golf courses around the Denver area are open. more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

Douglas County: 'We want to be ready' for coronavirus

While the Tri-County Health Department will lead Douglas County's response to COVID-19, other county agencies are also preparing to assist in countering the illness. The county Office of Emergency … more
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