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Putting faith to work

Since the late 1990s, Stan Brown and his wife, Tami, have been teaching Kazakhstani farmers to grow apples and other fruit trees. The Browns live in Castle Rock now, but they lived full-time in Kazakhstan until 2010. Stan returns to the Central …
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Castle Rock nonprofit offers alternative PTSD treatments

Air Force veteran Jake Jacobs recently sat in a dimmed, incense-filled room as Marty Albring of Four Directions Wellness Foundation poked needles into his ears. By the time she finished, it looked as though an orange porcupine had attached to …
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Anxious times

As part of a five-part, 3-D exhibit on mental illness she created for her high school senior project, Olivia Stewart crafted hard wire protruding from a red velvet heart wrapped in a cement pair of lungs. She called it "Anxiety." When Stewart …
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    • Entrepreneur, 19, opens first cafe in Castle Rock

      He’s 19 years old. He owns his own franchise location — and he’s looking to own more. Zak Solis of Sedalia has stepped into the food industry by opening a Vitality Bowls franchise location in Castle Rock. In June that was still a dream, but …

    • New program works to prevent domestic homicides in Douglas County

      In 2015, law enforcement agencies in Douglas County responded to nearly 800 domesticrelated calls. “If that seems startling,” Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley said at a Nov. 16 news conference, “please keep in mind that it is believed …

    • Shining bright throughout the decades

      Some might say the star that sits atop “the rock” in Castle Rock has seen it all. Since 1936, the star has watched Castle Rock grow from a community of roughly 500 to a town of more than 60,000 people. And, illuminated or not, thestructure …

    • Douglas County School Board rescinds latest voucher program

      The Douglas County Board of Education voted 7-0 to rescind its School Choice Grant Program Nov. 15 because of rising concerns about the cost of defending it against ongoing legal challenges. With …

    • Sales of herb spark hope and concern

      As Gian Pieroni and Pablo Espadero made plans to open an herbal shop in Littleton recently, it briefly looked as if they would not be able to sell one of their main products. That’s because the Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to …