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Program dedicated to youth mental health

In Colorado, suicide is the leading cause of death for youths ages 10-17, and one in six teens has a diagnosable mental health condition, Children's Hospital Colorado reports. Over the last decade, …
Sterling Ranch dedicates its first community park to Pat Gallagher, an influential Roxborough resident who died in 2015. Residents of the master-planned community attended the ceremony on Oct. 15.

Sterling Ranch dedicates first public park

Pat Gallagher was among a small group of people who contributed to the vision of Sterling Ranch, a master-planned development in northwest Douglas County. He was instrumental in crafting a set of …

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 …

Town tackles interchange funding challenge

It's a project that's been years in the making and one with no clear timeline for the future, but Castle Rock is looking to make an interchange at Crystal Valley Parkway and Interstate 25 happen …

Local veterans invited to memorial breakfast

All veterans and their spouses are invited to enjoy a light breakfast with Castle View High School National Honor Society students. At 9 a.m. Nov. 12, Castle View NHS would like to honor those who …
Education

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The …
Mia Hayden, left, Rohan Nipunge and Melanie Zhou talk about their up-and-coming nonprofit organization, Oasis. The three ThunderRidge High School students want to change how students and staff view mental health.

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge …
Tanner Fitch, principal of Ranch View Middle School in Highlands Ranch, stands in front of his building. Some of the school’s sidewalks are cracked and in need of repairs.

‘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 …

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 …

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 …
Business
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 …
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

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. …

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 …

Realtor association set to move in fall 2019

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will move to a new headquarters in fall 2019. The new building at 6436 S. Racine Circle in Centennial will have 29,151 finished square feet with a warehouse …
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