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Bill Coors dies at age 102

William "Bill" Coors, the man known for pioneering the aluminum can and former chairman of the board of Adolph Coors Company, died peacefully in his home at age 102 on Oct. 13. A press release issued … more

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all … more

Candidate forum to be held Oct. 17

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum will be held Oct. 17 at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center. The forum will allow state Senate, state House, county commissioner and … more

‘You want a building to be cared for’

When a prospective parent walks in the front door of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, he or she may see the 22-year-old carpet, chipped tile and cracks in the wall. If that parent isn’t … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

‘I’m concerned for the safety of our students’

At Castle View High School, teachers don’t have permanent classrooms. Throughout the day, they move their materials to classrooms that are available. When the bell rings for the next class period, … 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

Outlets campaign supports those fighting breast cancer

Pink Saves, an awareness, action and fundraising campaign launched by the Outlets at Castle Rock to support the work of Susan G. Komen Colorado, features events and programs designed to raise money … more

House passes bills to rename post offices

Legislation to rename two U.S. Post Offices in Colorado in honor of officers killed in the line of duty was approved unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a news release. The … more

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Voters are being asked to approve two separate measures that would bring additional funding to the Douglas County School District: Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, and Ballot Issue … more

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 … more

Castle Rock recreation brings home gold

Whether it's a new local trail, the recreation center or Festival Park, Castle Rock's parks and recreation amenities are top-notch. While this is something residents have known for a while, the … more

Park to honor fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish

The town where Deputy Zackari Parrish served as a police officer before joining the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has named its newest park for the fallen officer, who was shot and killed in the … more

Get to know the state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: … more

Tri-County Health urges all to get a flu shot

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. More recently, last year's flu season was record-breaking … more

League of Women Voters to break down ballot measures

Voters who want to learn more about the 13 statewide ballot initiatives and referenda, including the nine to amend the state Constitution, are invited to a free presentation by the League of Women … more

State patrol meeting to address traffic concerns

The Castle Rock Troop Office of the Colorado State Patrol will have a community meeting to address concerns on traffic safety in Douglas County. The meeting Monday, Oct. 15 begins at 5:30 p.m. and … more

Daytime construction begins in I-25 median south of Castle Rock

Drivers on Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock will notice more construction this month as I-25 South Gap crews begin working in the median to build wider shoulders and the new express … more
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