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'A recipe to comfort your mind'

Douglas County School District — which with about 8,000 employees is the county's largest employer — believes using peer involvement to recognize and combat mental health issues its staff may be … more

Larger companies use EAPs to support employee mental health

One of the most prevalent mental health programs used by large businesses — including Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree; Douglas County School District; and Kroger, which operates King Soopers … more

Time to Talk: Employers putting more focus on mental health in the workplace

Caitlyn Grathwohl, a baker in a Castle Rock grocery store, has no reason to worry about being fired, yet the thought is always on her mind. The lonely hours on the night shift add to a feeling of … more

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

Men and mental illness: Suffering in silence

Brett Zachman vividly remembers his first panic attack. He was driving at 10 a.m. on a Thursday morning, not long after the woman he'd been seeing for three months ended their relationship. That … more

Maternal depression: ‘When you feel connected, it changes everything'

Lissa Miller, 31, has a history of mild depression and anxiety — the conditions run in her family. She used to manage her symptoms with exercise and meditation. But two years ago, soon after Miller … more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

To take care of your child, you have to take care of yourself

As an infant, Maureen Lake’s daughter was restless, finicky. In her younger years, she was prone to tantrums, boisterous. When she turned 16, she had no interest in getting her license or dating. … more

Crystal Valley Interchange proposal ramps up

The Town of Castle Rock recently amped up efforts to get an interchange with Interstate 25 at Crystal Valley Parkway planned, funded and under construction. Town staff have said the need is paramount … more

Support for Amendment 73 varies across Douglas County

Support for an amendment that would increase funding for public schools and raise taxes for some is divided across Douglas County. While some parents, school board members and members of the faith … more

Drop off ballots, don’t mail them, state says

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees elections in the state, urged voters to drop off their ballots rather than mailing them after Oct. 29, according to a news release from the office. more

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent … more

Time to Talk: Public forum on mental health and its impact on 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 … more

'You're supposed to be the hero'

As a husband and father, Hal Knight believed he needed to take care of everyone. To your children, "you're supposed to be the hero," he said. To your spouse, “you're supposed to be the guy taking … more

Fear of judgment keeps men from talking about mental illness

Although one in five adults live with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, many fear speaking openly about their mental health. A Parker man, who spoke to Colorado … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Sierra Trading Post to open in Castle Rock

Sierra Trading Post, an off-price retailer of outdoor and active brands, will open its new store at Promenade Parkway in Castle Rock. During the Oct. 27 grand opening, shoppers can experience … more

Town tackles interchange funding challenge

It's a project that's been years in the making and one with no clear timeline for the future, but Castle Rock is looking to make an interchange at Crystal Valley Parkway and Interstate 25 happen … more

Local veterans invited to memorial breakfast

All veterans and their spouses are invited to enjoy a light breakfast with Castle View High School National Honor Society students. At 9 a.m. Nov. 12, Castle View NHS would like to honor those who … more

Castle Rock honors a fallen hero

Against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, on a chilly and windy afternoon, the wife of slain Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish and a contingent of dignitaries and law enforcement … more
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