Castle Rock offering dog sledding, snowshoeing and ice-fishing excursions

At 69-years-old, Chuck McCallon loves spending his retirement in the great outdoors, including exploring the many hiking trails near his hometown of Castle Rock. So, when he saw information for group …
Mandatory expulsions for drug sales at school end
Douglas County School District principals and school leaders are no longer automatically required to expel a student who is caught selling or distributing illegal drugs or alcohol in a school …

Special-needs students learn in coffee-shop setting

Trinity Stultz has the recipe down pat: Mix the milk and cream, pour coffee in a cup and pour the froth on top. To the 14-year-old Ponderosa High School student, making the coffee is the easy part. …

Lone Tree Link relaunches with Via

The Lone Tree Link shuttle service returned Feb. 4 with a fully implemented version of its Link On Demand shuttle. The free shuttle serves rides to passengers to and from anywhere in the city. The …

License renewal kiosk opens at supermarket

What do grocery shopping and renewing a license plate have in common? They are now simultaneously available at King Soopers in Highlands Ranch, thanks to Douglas County's new kiosk feature. The …

Daddy Daughter Ball waltzes into Castle Rock

Father-daughter selfies were plentiful, duos dressed in princess dresses and top-notch suits filled the dance floor, and dads busted their best moves twirling smiling girls around. Castle Rock's …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Stereotypes bad predictors of school violence, experts say

When it comes to preventing the next Columbine High School shooting, two school security experts urged educators to look at what their students say and where they say it. “A lot of these kids are …

Life

Libraries offer spring break camps for ages 6-11

Students on spring break can spend their days trying some new activities at Douglas County Libraries. Full-day spring break camps for ages 6-11 are offered at the district's Castle Rock, Parker and …

Sports

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cormac Gorman had a pair of goals and three assists while Kyle Mcentee scored twice and added an assist in a 7-5 hockey loss to Pine Creek on Feb. 7. • The girls basketball team saw …

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David Severance

Is your teen part of the vaping craze?

Think back to less than 15 years ago, when it was common to walk out of a store or restaurant and be met with the unmistakable smell of cigarette smoke. It was a time when nearly 21 of every 100 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sadly, there’s no such thing as an influencer vaccine

Jennifer said, “I watched a great documentary about the Fyre Festival.” I am systematically out of touch, with the hope and intention of keeping it that way. I told her I didn’t know what she …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Noticing what we notice and looking for the good

Have you ever noticed what it is that you are actually paying attention to? For me, I recently realized that I was focusing on what was right in front of me and had lost a little of my peripheral …
Thomas Tucker
Guest column

An update on how schools are spending voter-approved funds

Last November, members of the Douglas County community voted yes on ballot measures 5A (mill levy override) and 5B (bond) in a show of support for the 68,000 students and 8,100 staff members in the …
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