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Castle Rock veteran recognized in D.C.

On May 27, as many as $11 million pairs of eyes could be on Castle Rock resident Joe Annello, 85. He's a Korean War veteran and Italian-American originally from Boston who forged a friendship with a …

Ponderosa grads mark 'a great four years'

Stories of inspiration, dedication, camaraderie and puppies were the subjects of commencement ceremony speeches at the Ponderosa High School graduation May 23 at EchoPark Stadium. Ross Panning, …

Colorado business groups will urge tax hike for roads

A coalition of business groups recently announced plans to ask Colorado voters this fall to raise sales taxes to pay for $6 billion in transportation projects. Their announcement officially puts into …

Colorado lawmakers seek reforms as prison costs rise

A decade ago, faced with runaway costs and a growing prison population, Colorado lawmakers pushed the state Department of Corrections to transition more offenders out of prison and into halfway …

Douglas County High grads 'take care of each other'

Douglas County High School held its 2018 senior graduation ceremony May 22 at the high school's packed outdoor stadium in Castle Rock. Principal Tony Kappas and several other speakers referred to the …
Education

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 …

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 …
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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