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‘They told me if I had a house and a car I could afford it’

When Chrysta Reese’s daughter revealed she was struggling with a heroin addiction, Reese immediately sought help. “The first time she called me and was really sick, I thought she was dying. I was … more

Binge drinking is deadliest form of alcohol consumption

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared binge drinking the most costly and deadly form of alcohol consumption in the country. The CDC also classifies it as the nation’s most … more

‘He really still takes one day at a time’

For Kendra Rhoades, the problem was not convincing her or her husband that their teenage son Jacob struggled with substance abuse. The problem was convincing Jacob, even after his marijuana use … more

Stress, social status among reasons for teen substance use

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition found in a community-needs assessment from the Tri-County Health Department that more than 26 percent of high school students in the … more

Time to Talk: Addiction, mental health ‘inherently linked’

Terry Schamberger took his last alcoholic drink on July 1, 2007, about 27 years after he drank his first beer at 13. Alcohol, he believes, was about to cost him his family. “I knew my kids were … more

Changing digital culture in the home

Parents who would like to learn more about how to change the digital culture in their homes are invited to a free Youth Education and Safety in Schools workshop. The Changing the Digital Culture in … more

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed … more

Drilling setbacks are headed to ballot amid controversy

A contentious proposal to tightly restrict the location of new oil and gas wells in Colorado attracted more than enough petition signatures to qualify for the November ballot, according to election … more

Equestrian championship features wet windup

The American Eventing Championships, hosted by the United States Eventing Association, finished Sept. 2 after four days of equestrian competition at the Colorado Horse Park at the Pinery, south of … more

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of … more

Native American summit coming to Sedalia

The Cherokee Ranch & Castle, in partnership with The Tipi Raisers, is holding a grant-funded Youth Summit and Powwow from Sept. 6-8 in what the foundation hopes will be an opportunity to bridge … more

Suspect killed after shooting at Douglas County deputies

  A suspect was killed after shooting at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies the afternoon of Aug. 31, the sheriff’s office reported on Twitter. No deputies were injured, … more

Spacecraft will take astronauts back to the moon

A spacecraft capsule that will return astronauts to the moon has been completed and shipped to Florida for final assembly into a full spacecraft, according to a news release from Lockheed Martin. The … more

'Gap' construction launches after Labor Day

The long-awaited expansion project of Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, an area commonly called “the Gap,” is nearly here. Construction to widen the stretch of I-25 from two lanes … more

Swim Across America makes waves at Chatfield

Lauren Alfino is just a little more stubborn than others. On an impossibly perfect Colorado day, hundreds of swimmers prepared for a dip in the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. And Alfino, undoubtedly, … more

Riverwalk could gain TV production company

An Emmy Award-winning production company could be relocating its corporate headquarters to the Riverwalk, located in downtown Castle Rock, and bring with it nearly 100 employees and newly created … more

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” … more

Youth Congress teams teens up with area civic leaders

High school students looking for a legislative leadership opportunity are invited to apply for Youth Congress. The program unites high school students from around Douglas County with area civic … more

Shanahan awarded 'Fire in the Gut' honor

To the tune of AC/DC's “Thunderstruck,” five retired Navy SEALs parachuted down to Centennial Airport to kick off the 2018 Navy SEAL Foundation's Denver Evening of Tribute. The banquet, held Aug. … more

Murder suspect dies, ending Centennial cold case

The suspect in the death of a deputy district attorney in the south metro area 19 years ago has died before a preliminary hearing could be held, and the case is now closed, a news release from the Arapahoe County … more
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