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Make plans now to garden with habitat in mind

Evergreens, deciduous trees, berry bushes, grasses, flowers for all seasons — one can surround oneself with growing things for a great part of the year in Colorado where we live. Nourishment ensues … more

Animals are featured attraction in art show

Art Students League of Denver has an appealing exhibit, “Man’s Best Friend: Animal Portraiture” that runs through April 5 at the school, 200 N. Grant St., Denver. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. … more

What to say when it’s all been said already

Do you ever feel like it’s all been said already? I mean how many times can we really talk about hope and encouragement, a positive attitude, kindness, charity, goodness, love, forgiveness, … more

Bills aim to boost government role in Coloradans’ health care

The 2019 Colorado General Assembly is vastly different from the past two years. The Democratic Party has a majority in both the House and the Senate, which means that the Republicans do not have … more

Choices resonate like the sound of a gong

I’ll take Door Number 2. We’re all vulnerable to the choices we make. The college we go to, the city we move to, the job we take, the man or woman we date or marry, and whether to have children … more

Letter to the editor: It doesn't add up

It doesn't add up If Colorado Republicans want to whine about Democrats trying to equalize our broken system of counting votes, they should take a 1,500-mile trip east to my home state of West … more

Letter to the editor: A political move

A political move I was dismayed to read that Meghann Silverthorn was chosen for a position on the Douglas County Library Board of Trustees. Her extreme right-wing ideology was part of the destruction … more

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to … more

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work … more

Local wrestlers fare well at state tourney

There were 11 wrestlers from Douglas County schools that were on the podium on the final night of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. Douglas County High had four podium finishers. … more

Castle Rock Bills win national flag football 10U title

The Castle Rock Bills returned from the Battle Orlando: Youth National Championship flag football tournament as national champions in the 10U Rec division. The tournament, hosted by National Flag … more

Suicide awareness training sessions offered

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program has added a free safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) training in May after the positive response … more

Event helps those who are devout and rushed

The annual “Ashes to Go” event that brings local clergy to the streets so people in a hurry can observe Ash Wednesday comes back to Castle Rock on March 6. Clergy from three Douglas County … more

A day of sledding in Castle Rock

The snow packed perfectly and the sun shone brightly for a day of sledding in Castle Rock. Kids guided by parents gathered atop a hill at Butterfield Park on a Saturday afternoon, Feb. 23, and slid … more

Parker site approved for alternative ed, career/tech campus

Parker will likely be home to the Douglas County School District's fourth alternative education facility, and first career and technical education facility — together on one campus. At the Feb. 19 … more

ShamROCK Stampede benefits those with PTSD

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by helping to raise awareness and money for veterans, first responders and others who experience post-traumatic stress disorder. Presented by Arapahoe Community College, … more

Douglas County School District receives budget award

The Douglas County School District again received a Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials, according to a news release. The award recognizes excellence in budget … more

Should pigs, goats and ducks be allowed as pets in Castle Rock?

Nearly a year after Castle Rock overhauled its animal code, which included repealing the town's pit bull ban, town staff members are researching the removal of other animal bans, specifically of … more

My Name Is … Emma Spears

About me I live in Castle Rock and am 15 years old. My passion is music and I am aspiring to become a professional violinist and composer. I got a late start at the age of 10 with violin and later … more
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