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Gray declared winner in Castle Rock mayor race

The mayoral candidate in Castle Rock who had trailed one of his opponents by less than a percentage point since Nov. 6 has now edged to a lead in the race and has been declared the victor by the Town …

‘Everyone can make a difference in our community’

Douglas County residents have given millions in donations on Colorado Gives Day over recent years. Some of that money has gone to locally based nonprofits. Most hasn’t. Since 2010, according to the …
Jennifer Alvarado was named director of Kingsway Christian Academy in November.

Q&A: Jennifer Alvarado, Kingsway Christian Academy

Kingsway Christian Academy in Castle Rock named Jennifer Alvarado as its new director on Nov. 6. Kingsway is a private, nondenominational Christian school formed in 2017 by parents from more than 20 …
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Defense seeks dismissal of case against trucker in trooper’s death

A series of documents filed in Douglas County court last month give insight into the fallout after a mistrial was declared in the case of a man suspected of hitting and killing a state trooper with …

Douglas County Board of Education Vice President Wendy Vogel, left, president David Ray and member Krista Holtzmann talk compensation at a Nov. 13 school board meeting in Castle Rock. “Is there an employee that is going to look at this and say this is unfair?” Ray asked.

Teachers, classified employees will receive raises in January

After years of budget cuts and pay freezes, all Douglas County School District employees — excluding cabinet members and the superintendent — will receive highly anticipated salary raises on …
Education
Rock Canyon High School students Aidan Buie, left, Kellan Munholland, Charlie Littleton, Kira Hartz, Connor Treaduell and Max Buhler take first place at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge, presented by Bank of America on Nov. 9 at the Cable Center on the University of Denver’s campus.

Rock Canyon students soar at Stock Market Challenge

Rock Canyon High School teams won first and second place at the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge presented by Bank of America on Nov. 9 at the Cable Center on the University of Denver’s …

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …
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Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …
Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents mingle at Clock Tower Grill in Lone Tree as they track the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent …
Business
Park Meadows mall has been gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Its elaborate decorations and displays will be topped off with a 3-D light display on the outside of the mall and an interactive Santa display.

'It's our Super Bowl': Park Meadows gears up for holidays

The holiday shopping season is the busiest time of year for the Park Meadows mall. In November and December, 2.5 million people will visit the mall district. The mall reported about $196 million in …

Collaboration Campus named Partnership of Year

A collaborative project that brought together education, business and the community to create a resource for education and workforce training was recently recognized by the Economic Development …

Sierra Trading Post to open in Castle Rock

Sierra Trading Post, an off-price retailer of outdoor and active brands, will open its new store at Promenade Parkway in Castle Rock. During the Oct. 27 grand opening, shoppers can experience …
K.C. Neel stands inside the bike and ski shop she and her husband run in downtown Castle Rock. The couple recently commissioned a mural spanning the length of their building.

Murals with a mission: bringing culture to community

When a mural went up on the side of Castle Rock Bike and Ski, located in the community’s historic downtown area, owners K.C. and Mark Neel hoped the public would appreciate it. Soon they noticed …

The first models in a fashion show raising breast cancer awareness at Outlets of Castle Rock were Carol and Murphy Huston. Both are breast cancer survivors.

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a …
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