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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

Advance Auto Parts to open first Castle Rock store

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, announced it will open its first … more

Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

Pair of Castle View wrestlers claim titles

Castle View wrestlers won two individual titles Feb. 17 at the state high school wrestling championships, and the Sabercats also had what coach Ike Anderson labeled a disappointing second-place … more

Grocery tax is well past its expiration date

There was a time when our town only had two grocery stores and a handful of gas stations. Before the redevelopment of our downtown core — before the factory outlet — and even before our state … more

Group for mothers provides support, social outings

The organizer behind a Castle Rock hiking group that took off in 2016 is back at it in 2018, this time organizing a group for the sole purpose of providing busy mothers an opportunity to get out on … more

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

Going to Valor has been the best thing that's ever happened to me. The faculty is amazing and so many staff members have influenced me so much. Their love for me and my classmates is evident in the … more

Free reading assessments to be given to children with learning disabilities

A new local business that specializes in teaching reading to children with dyslexia and other reading problems will be offering a free consultation … more

Area teams make runs in basketball playoffs

ThunderRidge, Rock Canyon and Chaparral were all No. 1 teams in the CHSAANow.com poll late in the regular season and those three teams have advanced into the Sweet 16 round of the Class 5A boys state … more

Roxborough Arts Council gallery is bright space in Aspen Grove

Before Christmas, members of the Roxborough Arts Council opened a temporary gallery at Aspen Grove in Littleton — and it went so well that it remains open today and into the future, during the … more

Amputees make strides toward goals at adaptive clinic

Traci Miller, 52, has been an above-the-knee amputee for 31 years. The one thing she hasn’t been able to do since losing her leg to a rare vascular disorder is run. “Now, I just really want to … more

Q&A with Dana Coe, Rock Canyon High School graduate

I am and have been involved with art my whole life as I love everything about it! The way it makes me feel, how it communicates, and how pleasing to the eye it can be, gets to me. I have participated … more

Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an … more

Country music star draws fans to Castle Rock

Fans of country music star Scotty McCreery got a special chance to meet the singer on Feb. 13 during a meet and greet hosted by the Outlets at Castle Rock. People lined up as early as 10 a.m. for the … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office likely to receive more safety equipment after deputy's death

After the 2016 shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office went to county commissioners with a budget request for more armored shields, worried a similar … more

Castle Pines names new city manager

Castle Pines has a new city manager. Michael Penny has been appointed to the position after serving for nearly two months in the job on an interim basis. “City council and I have been extremely … more
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