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GQue comes to Park Meadows The owner of GQue Championship BBQ will open The Ice Cream Farm in November in the Vistas at Park Meadows. “I'm so excited to feature the best ingredients Colorado has to …

Mayoral race shaping up in Castle Rock

In November, Castle Rock residents will usher in their first mayor elected by a townwide vote of the people. The town transitions to an at-large system this year after decades of appointing its mayor …

Trucker accused of killing state trooper appears in court

A man accused of hitting and killing a Colorado state trooper in 2016 appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Aug. 10 as attorneys gear up for his September trial, set nearly two years after the …

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. …
Education

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank …

Castle Rock Middle School celebrates first day of school

Students of Castle Rock Middle School arrived ready for a new school year on Aug. 9. The first order of the day was gathering the nearly 880 enrolled seventh- and eighth-graders on a field next to …

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of …

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 …

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …
Business

In Their Business

Veterinary hospital to open Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies will officially open Aug. 13 to provide 24-hour emergency care in Castle Rock. Megan Rector, doctor of veterinary medicine and owner …

Castle Rock Adventist rings in fifth anniversary

In the years since Castle Rock Adventist Hospital opened its doors, the facility's staff has helped bring more than 3,220 babies into the world. The very first of those babies was Alex Palermo, now a …

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

Landowners in Compark in negotiations to bring Redbarre, the large-scale national media company, to Parker officially withdrew Compark from consideration. “We respect Compark’s decision to …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 …
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