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'Red flag' bill to allow temporary removal of guns from high-risk owners is back

Introduced on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, a bill to allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those shown to be a risk to themselves or others has emerged again at … more

Douglas County weighs how to open Sandstone Ranch to the public

Last year, Douglas County bought a sprawling ranch located within its borders near the foothills, taking it off the public market and adding it to the list of properties the county has acquired to … more

Sock hop tradition continues at Castle Rock Elementary

For more than 30 years, Castle Rock Elementary School has hosted a sock hop as its largest fundraiser. This year's event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8. As part of the tradition, every grade level … more

New trial date set for suspect in trooper's death

A district court judge on Feb. 20 set new trial dates in the case of Noe Gamez-Ruiz, the man who has now twice gone to trial after pleading not guilty to charges in the 2016 death of Colorado State … more

Suburbanites show political divide based on background

America's suburbs are today's great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country's liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse. But it's not that … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Six wrestlers, including two Region 4 champions, qualified for the state wrestling tournament, which will be Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The regional champs were … more

Milestones

Melanee Bauer, of Castle Rock, was named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Rockhurst University. Meghan E. Beer, of Castle Rock, , graduated Dec. 15 from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

County kids to show off talents at Stars of Tomorrow

School children in Douglas County will show off their talents at the Kiwanis Club of Castle Rock’s Stars of Tomorrow competition. In its 14th year, the show will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 8 at … more

Busy play is delightfully illogical

Vintage Theatre looks like a large Edwardian Valentine this month, with three small stages, each draped with puffy red satin drapes. Action in nearly 20 different scenes pops between stages, with … more

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s … 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

Watercolorist to share techniques in figure painting

Watercolorist/teacher Don Andrews will be in Littleton March 8 and 9 for a workshop on painting the figure, offered by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe … more

'Black swans' in your financial plan

A black swan is something rare and unusual. In economic terms, it is defined as an unpredictable or unforeseen event, typically one with extreme consequences. Investors spend a lot of time and worry … more

And now, in the great tradition of newspaper haiku contests

Maybe the time of the year, and a series of snows, contributed to the haiku contest’s success. Winter, someone said, “forms our character and brings out our best.” I hoped for a dozen entries. … more

Getting motivated when we have become demotivated

Here we are, several weeks into the New Year. But where exactly are we? Are we on track with our goals and resolutions? Are we still headed to the gym? Is our personal time being preserved? Have we … more

New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West … more

Who is getting what from the mill levy override?

Kathy Dorman has taught science at Ponderosa High School in Parker for 35 years. Last year, she campaigned for a $40 million mill levy override that the Douglas County Board of Education said would … more

IN THEIR BUSINESS: News and notes from the business community

Hotels change hands Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered in Denver, has assumed management of three metro Denver Hyatt properties, according to a … more
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