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Castle Rock couple recount newborn’s tough road

For Castle Rock couple Jennifer and Debbie Stevenson, growing their household from a family of three to a family of four has been a sometimes terrifying but ultimately humbling experience, they say. The couple married in 2011 after dating for two …
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A look at wedding traditions

The joining of two people in matrimony calls for many different traditions depending on the religion the couple is rooted in. Most religions recognize a formal assertion of marriage, but there is a difference in how verbal the couple themselves …
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Wild at heart: 100 ideas for kids to do outside

In an age when tablets, video games and fidget spinners consume the minds and habits of children nationwide, some experts are concerned children are spending too little time outdoors. And they warn of health and emotional problems when children …
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    • Castle Rock police investigate gun store burglary

      Castle Rock police are continuing their investigation into a Tuesday morning burglary in which an unknown number of handguns and semi-automatic rifles were stolen from DCF Guns, according to a town …

    • Goats galore help limit wildfire risk

      Goats have again moved through Castle Pines this year in an effort to mitigate the risk of wildfires. In a program supported by Allstate Insurance Company, goats were released throughout Castle Pines during June to trim back oak brush in five …

    • Cimarron teacher wins VFW state award

      The Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars recently honored Cimarron Middle School eighth-grade history teacher Shannon Shelton as its Teacher of the Year for 2016-17. A ceremony honoring Shelton capped the VFW’s annual state convention, presented at …

    • Court says parent of Douglas County student can sue district

      The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled June 20 that a woman identified in court documents as Jane Zoe can sue the Douglas County School District for an incident in which a teacher distributed …

    • My name is...Tara Ricciardi

      About me We have lived in Castle Rock for about 12 years, since our oldest son was a toddler, and we’ve since had another boy and girl born in Colorado. We moved here from Brooklyn to find a little more space to raise a family. Having said …