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Castle Rock takes step toward lifting pit bull ban

The Town of Castle Rock on April 17 gave initial approval to an ordinance that would repeal the town's decades-old pit bull ban. The ordinance approved in a 5-2 vote on first reading is a sweeping … more

Families assess next steps in wake of devastating Castle Rock fire

The morning after a Castle Rock blaze destroyed two homes and damaged five more, Sierra-Kay Okimoto, 12, clung to her mother, Lisa Bunch, staring at their home, one of the five damaged in the … more

Fire destroys two homes in Castle Rock, other blazes burn in Douglas County

Castle Rock Fire and Rescue responded to a housefire in The Meadows on April 17 that quickly spread to four other homes as the area experiences high winds on top of stage 1 fire restrictions. The … more

My Name Is… Wes Schuneman

About me My father, brother and I moved to the Denver area in 1964 when I was in sixth grade. I have lived here ever since. I am married (24 years) with five adult children, four grandchildren and a … more

A day in a 9-1-1 dispatch center

Together, 9-1-1 dispatchers at South Metro Fire Rescue's dispatch center in Centennial answer an average of 150 emergency calls a day during their 24-hour-long shifts. They take fire and medical … more

State, Douglas County debut new first-responder training facility

In 2015, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she directed traffic at an accident on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock. In 2016, a passing trucker … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

'Do-my-best' approach leads to victory at Senior Olympics

She's 80 years old, and a newly minted Olympian athlete. Sally Robertson of Deer Trail, spent several months in 2017, starting at age 79, launching a consistent exercise routine for the first time in … more

Pit bull ban stirs emotional debate in Castle Rock

At an open house in Castle Rock last spring, residents filed into town hall to offer comment on the town's animal code. Issues ranged from backyard chickens to pet licensing. One issue, however, came … more

My Name Is... Wendy Hernandez

About me I’m originally from Michigan but have lived in Castle Rock for nearly 11 years! I’m a mother to four amazing kids and wife to my best friend, Dan. I’m incredibly passionate about the … more

Town prepares to call special election in at-large mayor issue

Castle Rock's town council knows the town will hold a special election asking voters to approve changes to the town charter, which it says are necessary in order for Castle Rock to move to an … more

Castle Pines city manager resigns

The City of Castle Pines has announced the resignation of its city manager, Don Van Wormer, who was hired by the town in 2013 and previously served as the city manager of Monte Vista. Van Wormer's … more

My Name Is... Joy Thomas

About me I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up in Golden and during my high school years my family moved to Parker. This is where I met my husband (we’ll be celebrating our 20th … more

Gunman used four firearms, surveillance cameras during standoff with deputies

Four Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies and a sergeant move single file into a Highlands Ranch apartment, shoving their way through a barricade. The first deputy in line, Taylor Davis, holds up … more

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more

Castle View coed cheer team takes state championship

Castle View High School's coed varsity cheer team had an unusual season this year. The team didn't win a single competition until the week before state championships. That's uncharacteristic for … more

Details of killer's past point to recent spiral

The man who killed a deputy and injured four officers and two civilians on New Year's Eve in Highlands Ranch had a history with law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming, was estranged from his family … more
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