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Number of Americans who vape is down, study shows

New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a small decline in the number currently using the devices. About 3 percent of adults were … more

Butterfly Pavilion looks at survival tricks

When most people come across creatures like a spider or a centipede, they probably don’t pause to appreciate the tools that enabled these animals to survive for millions of years. But spend a … more

National Western Stock Show prepares for January events

Each January for the past 112 years, Western has been the preferred fashion in Denver during the run of the National Western Stock Show. This year’s festivities kick off Jan. 6 and the schedule of … more

Refugee bill aids foreign interpreters for U.S. military

The state House gave preliminary approval to a bill to create a pathway to higher education for military translators and other refugees who have been relocated to Colorado from war-torn parts of the … more

Video games inspire sculptor with works at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculptor Mike Whiting brings his memories of vintage 1980s video games (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, etc.) into another realm as a visitor finds his oversized images amidst the flowers, trees and shrubs … more

Castle Rock businessman urges congressional panel to monitor regulatory bureau

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO), chairman of the Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Subcommittee for the Small Business Committee of the U.S. … more

Healing garden opens at Castle Rock hospital

Patients, doctors, nurses, visitors and any other people who need spend time at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital now have another place to pass the hours. The hospital has opened a new “healing … more

High school athletes take time to help team of fourth-grade girls

It’s easy to notice Makena Prey’s talents on the basketball court or the golf course. However, the Golden High School senior has also been an influence in the classroom with a 4.66 weighed … 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

Q&A: Can drugmakers be held accountable for opioid crisis?

Hundreds of communities in the U.S. are suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, arguing that the companies should help pay the enormous costs of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. … more

Governor candidates address mental health at forum

Some of the candidates for governor addressed mental health policy issues March 23 at Mental Health Colorado's gubernatorial forum. About 400 people heard the candidates answer questions on topics … more

Gold Award Girl Scout: Abby Sickinger

This is the second in a four-part series interviewing this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from Castle Rock. Four Castle Rock Girl Scouts recently received their Gold Award, the highest … more

The future of outdoors funding is being decided by the legislature this session

It has been almost 10 years ago that Governor Hickenlooper (with the blessings of key state legislators) merged two separate state divisions into a single division. The division of parks and outdoor … more

Our Mother’s Things: A Mother’s Day Tribute

We were in no rush. Our mother had lived in her own apartment in my sister’s home, with her own kitchen, her own laundry room, her own glass doors that opened to her own patio where she tended her … more

Letter to the editor: Laydon is right choice

Laydon is right choice I have lived in south metro Denver for more than 40 years, with the past 15 years being in Douglas County. I love our community and what we do to protect conservative ideals, … more

Former Olympian to coach swim clinic for charity

Swim Across America begins its season of summer events June 25 with an open-water swim clinic coached by former Olympic bronze medalist Susan Williams. The Open Water Swim to Fight Cancer Clinic is … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

‘Under Five Flags’ stretches from Korea to America

In “Under Five Flags” by Hackchan Rhee and Marta L. Tullis: From a small farm town in what is now North Korea, an ambitious 13-year-old boy named Sungchun started out in winter to walk “through … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

To hug a hunter or angler is the very least we should do

Like them or dislike them, you still have to agree TV commercials have become very creative, humorous, maybe even distasteful and controversial. But they do get our attention. Many of us wait with … more
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