Outdoor fitness space opens at Elk Ridge Park in Castle Pines
Castle Pines residents of all ages and abilities will be able to take their fitness outdoors at a new fitness space at Elk Ridge Park. The new fitness space will open at 2 p.m. Oct. 26, and the event …

Douglas County School Board candidates talk campus safety, charter schools

Navigating the district's relationship with charter schools, along with school safety, took center stage at a recent forum for Douglas County School Board candidates. The Alliance of Douglas County …

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy …

Castle Rock third-grader excels as artist

Castle Rock could be home to the Bob Ross of this generation. That's right, the late Bob Ross, the art instructor — famous for his PBS television show, “The Joy of Painting,” which aired in the …

Castle Rock dancers hear from Disney World pro

When it comes to the dance industry, there's pressure to be a certain kind of “successful,” said students at Danza Dance Academy in Castle Rock. Success is often defined as landing a career that …

Yes or no on Prop CC: Arguments for and against

The most controversial choice on voters' ballots this November may not be over a politician — it could be over Proposition CC. That's a measure that asks Colorado voters to allow the state …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and 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.

On Nov. 14, 2018, Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative held a second community forum.  Speakers included Jean Ritter and Alissa Miller.

The forum is the latest in a series, and is presented in conjunction with Colorado Community Media's story series "Time to Talk."

The event was hosted at the James H LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch (9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.).

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‘The culmination of a journey’

Christian Redman was known as a man who brought people together. His band of brothers knew him as a man who would offer his right arm if needed, a man who would give you the shirt off his back …

Life

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …

Sports

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Softball player hard to beat

Junior Katie Dack-Howell has been a catcher the past three seasons for the Rock Canyon softball team and is finally getting comfortable with her leadership duties. The catcher who attends Lutheran …

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