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Two people killed in crash near Franktown identified

The Colorado State Patrol has released the names of two people killed in a two-vehicle crash May 20 on Highway 83, about eight miles south of Franktown. Festus Poyner, 32, of Green Mountain Falls, …

Chatfield litigants scurry to speed appeal as construction advances

The little yellow bird clutched in Meredith McBurney’s hand didn’t seem to mind that it couldn’t fly away. “This isn’t her first rodeo,” McBurney said of the yellow warbler with its tiny …

Stampede set to charge ahead

The countdown to Elizabeth’s largest and longest-running event is underway. In just over a week, the son of a cowboy-music legend will kick off the four-day event, sending thousands of locals and …

Castle Rock officer awarded Purple Heart

Officer Thomas O'Donnell woke up early on New Year's Eve in 2017 and got dressed for work. Then, O'Donnell — a member of the Castle Rock Police Department and the Douglas County Regional SWAT Team …

STEM grads follow own paths

Josh Leckman left STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates with three lessons: find genuine happiness, be yourself and most importantly, go outside. “Spend some time in nature,” the teacher said to …
Education

Q&A with Yosheb Getachew, Lutheran graduate

Getachcew played football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He will be attending Stanford University in California. What profession or career do you want …

Q&A with Brooke Hicken, Ponderosa High School graduate

Hicken has been a member of the National Honor Society, served on student government, participated in the Future Business Leaders of America and competed in track and field. She will be enlisting in …
Class of 2018

Lutheran High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

“I've learned to refine my gifts and talents to take into the world, and leadership skills that will help me in whatever I do.” — Josh Hayhurst, Lutheran High School “I've learned that loving …

Ponderosa Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

My coach taught me that classy confidence and grace in what you do are important. Walk into a room confidently. — Mackenzie Maroney, Ponderosa High School I think having a sense of humility in life …

Legend High School Class of 2018: What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life?

"An important lesson that I learned in high school would be how to work with different kinds of people and how important unity is when trying to achieve a goal ... I learned that working for a cause …
Business

Escape room offers thrill-seeking fun

Just past 7 p.m. on a recent Friday evening in Castle Rock, a group of six people finds themselves locked in a room. With the click of the door, the three couples fan through the room, opening …

'Sully' soon will headline Centennial Airport’s 50th

One of the busiest general-aviation airports in the country will host famed “miracle on the Hudson” pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger for its 50th anniversary celebration. The gala …

Castle Rock Chamber elects new chairman

Mark Michael, owner of Versatility Creative Group, has been named chairman of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Michael and his wife, Sandy, own and operate Versatility, known around Douglas …

New rules for downtown Castle Rock developers in the works

Castle Rock Town Council has given initial approval to a new ordinance that would require developers to provide parking with their downtown projects. Currently, town code does not require any parking …

In Their Business

White Construction names new president Chris Haugen, a 21-year veteran of White Construction Group, based in Castle Rock, has been promoted to president of the firm. Haugen joined the firm in 1997 as …
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