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On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The hockey team held a 30-19 advantage in shots on goal over Pueblo County but lost the game 4-1 on Dec. 11. Payton Pool scored the goal for the Sabercats, who were scoreless on seven … more

EDC, Town team up to keep growing Castle Rock business in town

What began as a one-man show about five years ago has blossomed to nine full-time employees with more on the way. Thanks in part to the Town of … more

Castle Rock to consider local regulations for kratom

Castle Rock has temporarily suspended the approval of any new businesses dealing in kratom — an herb made from a tree native to southeast Asia — as research into the substance continues at the … more

Ashes to Go keeps tradition going in Castle Rock

Castle Rock residents with busy schedules still had a chance to observe Ash Wednesday on March 6 through the annual “Ashes to Go” event hosted by local churches in downtown Castle Rock. For the … more

MW Golden builds ACC expansion

MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS recently started construction on the 7,100 square foot Arapahoe Community College Tenant Improvement project for the … more

Douglas County School Board approves oversight committee

Douglas County School District's newest committee is a melting pot of backgrounds. One person comes from local government, another from the business community. Some are teachers. Others are parents. … more

Connecting the dots for treatment proves challenging

Knowing whom to call or where to go for mental health care can be daunting and overwhelming. “When you are mentally ill,” said William Henricks, CEO of AllHealth Network, which provides mental health services to Arapahoe and Douglas counties, “it is very difficult to connect the dots.” more

Volunteers needed to drive seniors

Volunteers are needed to help transport seniors and disabled adults. The Castle Rock Senior Center program provides about 750 rides each month to medical appointments, grocery stores, events and … more

Time to Talk: Campaigns fight stigma that follows mental illness

Dan Jackson was at dinner with a colleague when he felt the onset of a panic attack. So he took a Xanax, prescribed by his psychiatrist to calm him. When his colleague’s tone of voice and facial expression changed as he questioned him about the medication, Jackson felt like he was being judged. “The stigma is, `There is something wrong with that person, they are on medication,’ ” Jackson, 43, said. more

Teachers union VP promoted to top spot

New Douglas County Federation president Courtney Smith takes the reins at arguably the most difficult time in the union's history. The DCF, which represents both teachers and other Douglas County … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Letter to the editor: Letter writer off base

Letter writer off base My name is Kyle Lewis, and among other things, I am a high school student in Douglas County. I was dismayed to read Smith Young’s Jan. 31 letter to the editor, in which he … more

Town council approves 1,200-home development plan

A massive swath of land in Castle Rock is poised to become the town's newest neighborhood. The Lanterns, also called Montaine, is a housing development that's been years in the planning but is now … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more

Reading has profound, positive health benefits

Many readers prefer reading books printed on paper. We like the smell of the book, the feel of the weight of the book, and the shhh sound as we run our fingers across the pages. We feel engaged in … more

Castle Rock businessman urges congressional panel to monitor regulatory bureau

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO), chairman of the Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Subcommittee for the Small Business Committee of the U.S. … more

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … 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

Castle Rock seeks more funds to bolster park designs

Despite some cold, winter months, Castle Rock is steaming ahead with construction on its newest neighborhood park named in honor of Deputy Zackari Parrish and looking for additional funds to carry … more

Variety of works shown for expo announcement

The lobby and hallway were filled with artists and art lovers/lookers on Sept. 26 when the Lone Tree Arts Commission hosted a reception/awards announcement for its 17th Annual Art Expo, featuring 61 … more
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