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On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cormac Gorman scored the game’s first goal in the first period but the hockey team suffered a 4-1 setback to Chaparral on Jan. 18. • The boys basketball team lost two Continental … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Author giving talk at south metro bookstore

It’s May 1986 and a reader is hooked in on pages 2-3 of “The Throwaways,” by Littleton author L.S. Hawker … Ungrounded George Engle, who had just learned of law school admission that day, was … more

Student art lines walls of gallery at college

The Annual Littleton Public Schools K-12 Student Art Show runs Jan. 23 to Feb. 5 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, in the Annex, Littleton Campus. The campus is at … more

Make a fun day of Super Bowl Sunday

The first Super Bowl took place on Jan. 15, 1967, and it has become an American tradition to gather with friends and family to watch the big game. “Football is America’s sport (and) the Super … more

‘Casa Valentina’ offers skillful storytelling

It’s June 1962 and we’re in a bungalow colony, outside Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, as we take our seats at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center for a performance of Harvey Fierstein’s … more

Making the right decisions to maximize opportunities

“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” — Jim Rohn This is one of my very favorite quotes by Jim Rohn who was an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. I love this quote because it … more

Instead of trying to break a record, just try braking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) just released the results of an extensive study. It may be surprising to you, but it wasn’t surprising to me. “Our year-long study concluded that … more

Blizzard conditions sweep through Douglas County

Portions of Douglas County came to a halt on Jan. 22 as blizzard conditions swept through the area, delaying local government office openings and closing roads and schools. The National Weather … more

Douglas County schools closed today due to snowstorm

The Douglas County School District is closed today due to blowing snow, wind chill and a blizzard warning affecting a portion of the county, the district announced early morning. All before- and … more

How to talk about mental illness

Let’s Talk Colorado, launched in May, is a statewide campaign created by Tri-County Health Department and other partner organizations to combat the stigma of mental illness. In English and Spanish, … more

Aerospace school possible at Wings Over the Rockies site

Eventually, the new campus at Centennial Airport will be a sprawling, multi-facility effort to solve an ongoing problem in the aerospace industry: It needs more qualified hands. “We just want to be … more

In Their Business

Chocolate Factory returns After a major facelift and under new ownership, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cafe has opened at the Outlets at Castle Rock. The cafe, which had been closed since April … more

State’s economy needs moderation, taxes, say experts

Colorado’s economic star is rising, but promoting continued growth will require addressing the state’s government funding paradox, according to leading economists. “What’s wrong with public … more

Strike team seeks to take down financial criminals

Douglas County law enforcement agencies and the United States Secret Service have teamed up to develop the state's first financial crime investigative team. The Financial Investigative Regional … more

My Name Is…Scott Gillespie

About me I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 16 years and we have six children. My wife, Laura, and I were both born and raised in the area of Concord, California, where I served as … more

Douglas County taxes may surprise homeowners

Douglas County's 2019 residential tax statements hit the mail in mid-January, and the results may leave some homeowners scratching their heads. That's because 2019 is a non-appraisal year for Douglas … more

Suicide-awareness training sessions offered

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Youth Education & Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) Program has two free safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) trainings coming up in February and March. The … more

Turkey ROCK Trot organizers launch benefit for PTSD

The organizers behind Castle Rock's annual Thanksgiving Day race, the Turkey ROCK Trot, are launching a new race this year to benefit people with post-traumatic stress disorder — a cause that's … more

Conservation educators needed to lead program

The Douglas County Conservation District is working to increase awareness of conservation and educate the community in conservation on a broader scale. "I'm Diggin' My Doug: Planting Home Gardens in … more
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