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Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of …
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In Their Business

CCIG moves into new office CCIG has moved into its new headquarters after a top-to-bottom renovation designed to create a modern, highly collaborative work environment featuring state-of-the-art …
Runners in blue, from STEM’s cross-country team, joined volunteers from Run For the Fallen during the tribute for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the May 7 STEM shooting. They ran the mile dedicated to Kendrick with the volunteers.

Run for the Fallen honors teen killed in STEM shooting

Kendrick Castillo wasn't the type to boast about awards or honors, but his father believes the 18-year-old would have appreciated the Run for the Fallen event recognizing his son Sept. 15, he said. …
Flowers were placed on a 9/11 monument located in downtown Castle Rock on Sept. 11, 2019.

Remembering 9/11

Flowers were placed on a 9/11 monument in downtown Castle Rock on Sept. 11, 2019. The monument was created in 2017 by that year's class graduating from Leadership Douglas County. The chamber of …

Help plan a Douglas County tradition

Douglas County residents who love 4-H, FFA and the county fair and rodeo are needed to sit on the Douglas County Fair Board and represent a community tradition that is more than 100 years old. …

Douglas County teachers union proposes lawsuit settlement

The Douglas County teachers' union has proposed settling a lawsuit against the Douglas County School District that dates back to 2013 and alleges the district improperly dissolved thousands of sick …
Education

Douglas County School Board will allow charter to pursue state authorization

For John Castillo, father of the teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, arming teachers is one way local schools could increase security. On Sept. 3, he walked away from a Douglas …

What’s next in dispute over armed staff at charter school?

The Douglas County School District is at odds with one of its charter schools over the arming of staff. The district says its policy has been updated to set clear parameters regarding who can and …
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Meet Elizabeth Hanson, candidate for Douglas County School Board

Highlands Ranch resident Elizabeth Hanson is running to become the next District C director on the Douglas County School Board. Hanson grew up in western Kansas, where her mother worked as a public …
Thomas Tucker, shown here in 2018, is beginning his second year as the Douglas County School District's superintendent.

Q&A with Superintendent Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker became the superintendent of the Douglas County School District in July 2018. Hailing from the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati, where he served as superintendent since …

Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …
Business

Downtown development gets early approval in Castle Rock

Castle Rock Town Council has given initial approval to a public/private partnership with a developer looking to bring a mixed-used project and parking garage to downtown. While one councilmember and …
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
The Walmart in Castle Rock now sells a game similar to Monopoly but based on the town.

Castle Rock game hits Walmart shelves

Fans of Monopoly can now play a localized version of the popular board game. Castle Rock-Opoly, released in April, mirrors the well-known game of Monopoly but features local fixtures in the Castle …

Outlets brings on magic with Unicorn Palooza

Unicorns will take over the Outlets at Castle Rock, transforming the shopping center into a magical wonderland. Four unicorns will appear at the center to pose for photos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. …

Dorsey Pictures recently relocated from south Jefferson County to Castle Rock.

TV production company moves to Castle Rock

A television production company expected to bring approximately 100 jobs to town has officially relocated to Castle Rock. Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, moved from its previous …
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