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Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

My Name Is … Michaela Bacon

About me My family and I have been part of the Castle Rock community for 21 years. When we made the decision to move to Colorado we wanted a community that was family-focused and that we could … more

Lakota riders start 400-mile trek in Douglas County

In 2018, there's easier ways to hold a fundraiser than a 400-mile trek on horseback, said Dave Ventimiglia, executive director of The Tipi Raisers. For example, they could hold a silent auction in a … more

Buck nominees appointed to U.S. service academies

Ten students from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District who were nominated by Congressman Ken Buck have received appointments to U.S. service academies, according to a July 9 news release from … more

Bennet constituent advocate plans meetings

Sen. Michael Bennet’s constituent advocate Kwon Atlas will meet one-on-one with residents who need help with IRS, the Social Security Administration, the VA or other federal agencies. Atlas plans … more

Painters will record mansion and its surroundings

During Plein Air at the Mansion, 12 invited artists will range across the spacious grounds of the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 21 to paint colorful impressions of … more

‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the … more

Mile High Nationals a showcase for speed

Powerful engines will emit deep-throated growls and shake the ground July 20-22 when the Mile High National Drag Races take center stage at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Although time trials and … more

Hundreds audition for ‘Amazing Race’

Sometimes a race around the world starts with waiting in a really long line. Hundreds of potential adventurers lined up outside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in northern Douglas County on July 12 … more

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 … more

Telling tales of the High Line Canal

A new project is being launched that will focus on the social history of the High Line Canal, as told by the people who have created memories along its banks. The High Line Canal Conservancy project … more

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family … more

Steam features are hot in home appliances

What’s hot in home appliances these days? That’s a steamy story, say industry watchers. Across several categories — cookery, cleaning and personal care — steam features are the big news. “I … more

Toddler Tour de France welcomes hundreds of tiny riders

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers — some still in diapers — will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship July 20 and 21 at Central Park and … more

Castle Pines opens door to possible home rule

The Castle Pines City Council has given initial approval to an ordinance that will ask voters to begin the city's transition to a home rule governance. If approved on second reading, the ordinance … more

South Platte River in Littleton closed to recreation after viral Facebook post

The South Platte River through Littleton will be closed to recreation for the first time in memory on July 14, in an attempt to prevent damage to the river habitat from potentially thousands of … more

Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s … more

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade … more

Castle Rock couple waited days for answers in Spring Creek fire's wake

The small community of La Veta may sit 150 miles southwest of Castle Rock, but for one local family, it has been top of mind since July 5. That was the day Jim and Kim Liberatore learned the Spring … more

Thomas again calls for Holbert to step down as Douglas County commissioner

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners was set to consider appointing Dave Gill to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office on July 10, which it ultimately did, but not before discussion again … more
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