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'Fearlessness' helps conquer ninja-like attraction

Sean Hannon is impressed by children who conquer the new EPIC Sky Trek in town. “The fearlessness,” he said. Hannon, who owns the martial arts school Castle Rock Aikido, recently took on the tower himself with student Heather Taber. The …
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Walking with a purpose

The Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail drew people and pets to the Glendale Farm Open Space in Douglas County on Sept. 17. Dogs and their owners hiked a 1.6-mile trail and enjoyed an ice cream treat, all to help raise funds for the Buddy Center in …
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Pooch Plunge takes over pool

Castle Rock's Pooch Plunge on Sept. 10 welcomed pups of all shapes and sizes to the Butterfield Crossing community pool. Dogs enjoyed a day of swimming — an opportunity some owners said doesn't come around very often. Admission fees and donations …
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    • Castle View student killed in crash remembered for making people smile

      Piled into the back of a pickup truck on Tuesday afternoon, a group of teenagers left the site of a crash that killed a Castle View High School student just hours earlier. Kyra Connolly, 17, a senior, died in a three-vehicle accident that involved a Douglas County School District delivery truck.

    • My name is... Pat Smith

      About me I am a married mother of four children and five grandchildren. Our kids are now out of the nest, but our two sweet cats now rule the roost. I spent my career in IT.  I started before the invention of the personal computer. I actually …

    • Chief Human Resources Officer Cesare to leave Douglas County School district

      One of the key figures behind the Douglas County School District's market-based pay system for teachers is leaving. A school district spokeswoman has confirmed that Chief Human Resources Officer …

    • Wounded detective 'a fighter,' doctor says

      Detective Dan Brite remains in the intensive care unit at Parker Adventist Hospital in "very critical condition," according to Dr. Michael Bertocchi, trauma surgeon who led the medical team that …

    • Shopping for a good cause

      The 11th Annual Shopping Extravaganza at the Outlets at Castle Rock drew a crowd of about 2,000 shoppers on Sept. 17. Each registered attendee could choose from a list of 18 local charities, to which 50 percent of their ticket proceeds were donated. …

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