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Former Douglas County teacher/softball coach sentenced to jail, probation

A former Douglas County High School English teacher and softball coach accepted a plea deal in a Douglas County courtroom on April 24 after being charged in June with two felonies, including sexual … more

Caliber food drive helps stock shelves for summer

Caliber Collision is collecting donations for its seventh annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive, continuing through May 11. Customers, business partners and the public are asked to “fill ‘er up” … more

Savor the sounds of summer

Celebrate summer nights in Castle Rock with live music under the stars as nationally known bands perform in the intimate, family-friendly setting of the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park. The … more

Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

Painter celebrates anniversary with reception at Parker studio

Painter Jay Moore is celebrating five years in his downtown Parker studio location with exhibition of a body of new works. Visitors are welcome to see his new paintings reflecting his love of his … more

Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both … more

The most important step to success is step one

Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that … more

Letter to the editor: Poor choice by school board

Poor choice by school board At its April 17 meeting, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to finalize a $260,000 contract with its new superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker.  What does school … more

Letter to the editor: Keep our kids safe

Keep our kids safe I am a Castle Rock resident and the mother of five elementary school-aged children. I support the Second Amendment and grew up in a family of responsible gun owners. When the … more

Mammogram follow-ups can be fraught with fear

It could have been a luxury spa day. Five women sat gathered in a small waiting room, clad in purple smocks with pink trim, listening to soft music and indulging in individual-sized snacks of cookies … more

Daniels Park land donor to be remembered in ceremony

Have readers ever wondered about how the beautiful Daniels Park in Douglas County came to be? They can thank Florence Martin, who will be celebrated by members of the Sedalia Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. … more

My Name Is … Whitney Chapman

About me I am a mom to two beautiful little girls and wife to a great home brewer. We've lived in Castle Rock for close to five years. My career I have been the RN stroke coordinator at Castle Rock … more

Celebrating Arbor Day

What does it mean to be a Tree City USA? The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program began in 1976. Since then, more than 3,400 communities across the U.S. have become a Tree City. In Colorado, … more

Silent films speak

The vast majority of the films that will be shown in the seventh annual Denver Silent Film Festival are 90 years old, at the youngest. But Howie Movshovitz, director of the festival, adamantly argues … more

Spring brings musical masterpiece

Who can say what goes into the creative process? There’s no way to map the path from muse to inspiration to trial and error and finally the finished work. Yet that’s just what Steven Sondheim … more

Douglas County School District will be closed on April 26 as teachers rally at Capitol

Neighborhood, magnet and alternative schools in the Douglas County School District will be closed April 26, as teachers participate in a rally at the state Capitol in Denver, interim Superintendent … more

Wonderbound comes through with another offbeat creation

Wonderbound Ballet’s newest production, “Madness, Rack and Honey,” comes at an especially appropriate time: April is National Poetry Month! Inspired by poetry as well as familiar classical … more

When a mammogram isn’t enough

Many women are called back for follow-up tests after a routine mammogram, which often means their breast tissue is dense or certain areas were unclear on the initial mammogram. An estimated 40 … more

Chief deputy to continue serving as treasurer

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners on April 16 approved a resolution allowing Chief Deputy Treasurer Peter Boyd to continue serving as county treasurer, a role he assumed when Diane Holbert … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more
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