The Board of Douglas County commissioners speak about the State of the County Oct. 27.

Douglas County will not use COVID funds on San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners have decided not to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars on a controversial water supply project but may consider it again in the future.
The family of Mia Page cheers during her graduation from Ponderosa High School May 17.

Ponderosa seniors graduate at Echo Park Stadium

Seniors turned their tassels and became graduates May 17 during the Ponderosa High School graduation at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. This year, the school transitioned into the latin honor system …
The Kiowa School District will keep its Indians mascot and imagery after a May 19 vote by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs board. The district went through several procedures in recent months to get an exemption from a state law that generally bans Native American mascots.

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery.
Dr. Adam Vaudreuil, dermatologist at Vanguard Skin Specialists, and PA Rachel Frederickson provided free skin cancer screenings to anyone who booked an appointment or walked into the Castle Rock office on May 12. Photo by Maddie Browning

Vanguard Skin Specialists hosts skin check clinic in Castle Rock

Stephane Wilson, a mother of two living in Castle Rock, came to Vanguard Skin Specialists last fall to check a rash on her arms. She also experienced irritated moles, so PA Rachel Frederickson …
The members of the Douglas County Board of Health listen to a resident during public comment.

Douglas County Health Department moving forward on facility, services, staff

The Douglas County Health Department is on its way to providing services, having a facility and hiring staff as the agency prepares to fully separate from Tri-County Health Department later this …

STEM's proposed Sterling Ranch school gets pushback at board meeting

STEM School Highlands Ranch’s application to build a new school in Sterling Ranch was met with mixed responses from the public, including allegations from Kendrick Castillo’s father that …

Stage one fire bans declared across Douglas County 

Entities across Douglas County have enacted stage one fire bans as temperatures begin to rise and wildfire season draws near.

Second Chances program seeks to resolve Douglas County warrants

Facing a backlog of court cases and derailed procedures due to the pandemic, the 18th Judicial District is holding its second Second Chances event in Douglas County on May 7.  Second Chances …

Miss Colorado competition plans to make Parker its home

After three years of holding its event in Parker, the Miss Colorado competition plans to make the town its permanent home for Memorial Day weekends. 

News

Castle Rock is latest Colorado town to recognize Juneteenth

Though Colorado’s legislature declared Juneteenth a state holiday starting this year, only a few dozen municipalities will observe the day-off. Just over 40 towns and cities in Colorado have …

Life

Get lost in the DMNS’ new experience

Most of what is on display in a museum is an exhibit. The focus with exhibits is to plainly educate and entertain at the same time. And then there are experiences, like the new Mazes & Brain …

Sports

PVHS grad returns to college after Army stint

Four years of service in the Army did little to tamp down former Prairie View High School quarterback Ben Meraz’s interest in playing college football. Meraz, who graduated from PVHS in …

Voices
Thelma Grimes

Editor's Note: Graduates’ tough choices

Over the last week, Colorado Community Media’s reporters and staff worked to cover a variety of graduations. We saw graduates talk with pride about their accomplishments and look to the future with …

Column: Find the way out to find the way forward

At some point in our lives we all experience obstacles, challenges or barriers, things that keep us from moving ahead. And sometimes we become so fixated on the problem that we actually feel stuck. …

Mother Musings: A word on kids’ activities

Kids are just so busy these days, don’t you think? They have to have a sport, good grades, speak a second language, play an instrument and still have time to have fun. Personally, I care more about …
Thelma Grimes

Editor's Note: Inflation hits hard

Recently, like many of you, my eyes popped when looking at the grand total after self-scanning a small number of groceries. How in the world I can spend $80 on a group of items that fit into one bag? …
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