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My Name Is... Mike Fagan

About me My normal day job is working in IT and my partner DJ Kurtz’s day job is delivering medical supplies, but by night we are mead makers extraordinaire. We had decades experience home brewing … more

Douglas County awards money to five rural fire districts

Five rural Douglas County fire protection districts were awarded $100,000 to help them manage wildland fires, medical emergencies and structure fires as they respond to incidents in the Pike National … 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

Library district's board of trustees appoints former school board president

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is facing backlash from some residents for its decision to appoint former school board president Meghann Silverthorn to the Douglas County Libraries Board of … more

Bill would place more judges in stressed judicial districts

In some Colorado district courtrooms, a continually growing caseload is overwhelming staff. Dockets are swelling. Felony case filings in particular have spiked across the state in recent years. … more

Planning commission OKs 1,200-home proposal

A massive property boasting a historic gravesite and the highest elevation point in town is taking steps toward becoming Castle Rock's next bustling neighborhood. The Lanterns is a master-planned … more

Families enjoy Rink at the Rock

Residents and town visitors enjoyed the Rink at the Rock in Castle Rock on the last weekend of the season Feb. 17. Kirsten Snelling of Castle Rock and Khris Bowman of Colorado Springs enjoyed a day … more

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

Libraries offer spring break camps for ages 6-11

Students on spring break can spend their days trying some new activities at Douglas County Libraries. Full-day spring break camps for ages 6-11 are offered at the district's Castle Rock, Parker and … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 … more

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her … 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

Gallery exhibit offers warm welcome in cold season

The newest Littleton Fine Arts Guild exhibit is “Fancy That!” at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in Littleton. Jennifer Rifenberg’s abstracted painting of cows won first place and … more

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of … more

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral … more
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