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Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple … more

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Longtime Castlewood Canyon State Park volunteer dies

Castlewood Canyon State Park is in mourning. That was the message in late February from Ron Claussen, a member of the volunteer group Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park, after news spread one of … more

Poetry gatherings in metro area let you go out with your inner self

epression and struggling with her identity put a roadblock in Sophia Manion’s passion for poetry, but when she walked into Blush and Blu, an LGBTQ bar on Colfax Avenue, she found her voice again. … more

Murdoch's pushes back Castle Rock opening date

The Town of Castle Rock has now twice pushed back deadlines outlined in its original deal with Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, which is slated to partially fill a vacant 70,000-square-foot box … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cormac Gorman had a pair of goals and three assists while Kyle Mcentee scored twice and added an assist in a 7-5 hockey loss to Pine Creek on Feb. 7. • The girls basketball team saw … more

Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis … more

Daddy Daughter Ball waltzes into Castle Rock

Father-daughter selfies were plentiful, duos dressed in princess dresses and top-notch suits filled the dance floor, and dads busted their best moves twirling smiling girls around. Castle Rock's … more

She's the team's 'spirit leader'

Mara Powner is a true point guard. A coach on the floor who rarely misses minutes in a game, Powner prides herself on passing. Powner sets the tone for the team in most games, and is usually the one … more

Douglas County superintendent recommends board fire teacher at center of controversy

Following weeks of skepticism from many parents and taxpayers, Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker recommended the school board fire a middle school teacher whose controversial Twitter … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The boys basketball team lost its sixth straight game on Jan. 29 as Rock Canyon pulled away in the second half for a 60-44 victory over the Sabercats, who were led by 16 points from … more

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

Wild Blue Yonder bursting at the seams

Castle Rock's downtown restaurant and brewpub Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co. is nearly three months old, and bursting at the seams. Lines formed out the door on opening day. Patrons stayed from open to … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Construction on the I-25 'Gap' steams ahead

While work continues on the northern end of an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 dubbed the Gap, the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the next leg of construction is ready to begin. … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Lathan Olson’s short-handed goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the hockey team a 4-3 win over Lewis-Palmer on Jan. 25. The team was outshot 36-9 and Cormac … more
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