New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the …
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Volunteers retrofit a Castle Rock family’s home to help the 10-year-old son, paralyzed in an auto crash, maneuver more easily. A flash flood in Englewood kills one woman and devastates the lives of …
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Helicopter that battles wildfires must find new home

Jeff Armstrong knows he has less than 90 days to pick up his firefighting-helicopter business, Rampart Helicopter Services, and move it from its location near Castle Rock. Armstrong's dilemma, he …

Castlewood Canyon marks flood’s 85th anniversary

Tom Johnston, a resident of Bonaventure Senior Living in Castle Rock, shuffled along trails in Castlewood Canyon State Park, roughly 15 miles away from home, when he ran into Chris Glaeser, a …

Family finds strength, community support in wake of accident

Haevyn Romero was driving her 9-year-old brother, Jace Garcia, home from basketball practice on Dec. 15 to help out her mother, who'd recently undergone surgery and couldn't drive her son that day. …

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby …

News

Rockyard presents Blue Ale to honor fallen officers

Rockyard Brewing canned a limited run of its Blue Ale, brewed in honor of the first ZPIII Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized to honor and memorialize Douglas County's fallen officers. …

Life

Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …

Sports

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 …

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Guest column

New funding needed to maintain excellence in Douglas County School District

I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the new superintendent of Douglas County School District, the third largest school district in the state of Colorado. As we begin the 2018-19 school …

As school year begins, don’t forget importance of teachers

It’s the first day of school and I can’t find my classroom. As I scurry past students hurrying to class and security guards patrolling the halls, I look again at my schedule and see I’m …

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Having no plan means having a plan to fail

The recent Washington Post article, “Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan” caught my attention. I recall when I first began creating financial plans in 1986, we had a motto, “When you …
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