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‘I felt like I could do anything’

Parker resident Nate Redman has a rare genetic condition, spinocerebellar ataxia 7, that’s gradually taking away his brain’s ability to communicate with his body. A wrestler and football player in high school, the 25-year-old now uses a …
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Chasing the culinary dream

In the kitchen at West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Chris Johnson, 56, whips up intricately plated dishes and feels the heat as flames dance off the stove. He throws a meat-based pasta sauce in a pan as his mentor, chef Cory Matthews, handles another …
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Parade rolls through Castle Rock

Crowds lined downtown streets in Castle Rock on July 29 for a parade, hosted by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town, which celebrated both the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and the tradition of town parades. Spectators …
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    • Dark skies ahead

      It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t …

    • Senator responds to ‘Cardboard Cory’ tour

      U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner made an appearance during the recent Douglas County Fair and Rodeo — sort of. On the fair’s closing day on Aug. 6, Castle Rock became the latest of many pit stops made by a cardboard cutout version of the …

    • Getting WISE to renewable water

      Too many cooks is usually a good way to ruin a good thing, but in the case of delivering safe, renewable drinking water to customers in the Denver metro area, the more partners the better. That’s the thinking behind the Water Infrastructure and …

    • Five questions: Sen. Cory Gardner

      What is your impression of the ‘Cardboard Cory’ tour and the individuals involved? I shared a friendly moment with one of these individuals that attended my Durango town hall last week (Aug. 4). I always encourage people to be active in their …

    • Q&A with school board candidate Anthony Graziano

      Anthony Graziano, 51, of Castle Rock, is a 13-year resident of Douglas County. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters that have gone through Douglas County schools. Graziano has worked in the software and information technology industries since …