Douglas County schools superintendent investigated for alleged 'workplace discrimination'
Outgoing Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker was placed on paid administrative leave in the week leading up to his resignation as investigators looked into allegations of …

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
Some of Kendrick Castillo’s favorite items, along with an assortment of photos, sat on a table outside of the sanctuary at Cherry Hills Community Church on May 15, 2019. Guests were invited to the church to celebrate the life of Castillo, who was killed in the school shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

Kendrick Castillo, who stood up to shooters in STEM School shooting, nominated for national heroes garden

Douglas County commissioners have nominated Kendrick Castillo, the 18-year-old who was killed in the May 7, 2019, shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, to be memorialized in a national statue …

COVID-19 quarantines impact Douglas County schools

Public records show students and staff from nearly a dozen schools were impacted by quarantines during the first full week of hybrid learning for the Douglas County School District, and health …
A rendering of the View, a mixed-use development planned for downtown Castle Rock. The project is planned for a 2-acre lot.

Castle Rock moves forward on downtown mixed-use development

Downtown Castle Rock is one step closer to having a new, mixed-use development with more than 200 apartments after council members voted to move forward in a Sept. 1 meeting. The View, which is a …
Republican Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock, the minority leader of the Colorado House, speaks at the "Stop the COVID Chaos" rally at Bandimere Speedway.

Bandimere draws unmasked crowd to oppose health orders

Face masks were rare and MAGA hats and red, white and blue were plentiful on Sept. 1 at Bandimere Speedway as a crowd descended on the race track to protest what organizers called “unconstitutional …

Where to get free COVID-19 test in Colorado

Half a year into the coronavirus pandemic's detected spread through Colorado — and with many Denver metro school districts back for in-person class — the need for COVID-19 tests remains high, and …

Connecting people with people in need in metro Denver

In March, as the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic washed over the nation, Jennifer Lisiecki of Denver posted on Facebook that she was available to provide child care for friends. Soon, as grocery …

Colorado, other states trim health programs amid COVID-19

As a teenager, Paulina Castle struggled for years with suicidal thoughts. When her mental health was at its most fragile, she would isolate herself, spending days in her room alone. “That’s the …

PRIMARY 2020 | Colorado Community Media coverage

In the primary election that ended June 30, voters across metro Denver weighed in on party races for county commission, the state legislature, district attorney, the University of Colorado Board of …

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Kathryn McEntire picks up leaves and trash amid the headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

A day for those who 'answered the call'

Doug Robinson worked in the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s, as a young hotshot at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Before moving west to Denver, he got to know Rick Rescorla, the company's head …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent on leave of absence

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has take a leave of absence, a district spokeswoman confirmed through a prepared statement from the district.
Sean Duffy has served on the Douglas County library board of trustees since 2017. His term expires this year.

Douglas County seeks volunteers for citizen advisory boards

Douglas County is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering their time to serve on various advisory boards, commissions and committees with openings. The county is “actively seeking …

Castle Rock council gives initial OK to 2021 budget

The Castle Rock Town Council has given initial approval to the proposed 2021 budget as the town closes a rocky 2020 budget year due to COVID-19, although staff said budget shortfalls have proved less …
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Coming Attractions

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …
“South Valley Sky” is an oil by Merrie Wicks, exhibited in the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s “This is Colorado” show at Town Hall Arts Center.
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Annual art show runs through October

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has opened its annual “This is Colorado” show of members’ works through Oct. 31 at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery, located in downtown Littleton at 2450 …
Julie Deden is the director of the Colorado Center for the Blind.

Preserving blind Coloradans’ history

More than a century’s worth of records now packed into boxes and storage containers in the basement of the Colorado Center for the Blind will soon be transformed into a comprehensive, digital …
Among precautions in place at the Castle Rock Artfest were one-way walking paths and a mask requirement.

Artfest an annual showcase

Live music played as people meandered down one-way walking paths set up in downtown Castle Rock. Signs reminded people how traffic should flow, that they should keep at least 6 feet of distance from …
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Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, …
Rock Canyon’s Sydney Boulaphinh (14) watches as second baseman Annika Sprague (12) throws to first base in the third inning of the Sept. 2 softball game between the top-ranked Jaguars and Highlands Ranch. Rock Canyon won the game, 12-0.

Lopsided game against Highlands Ranch gives top team Rock Canyon a break

Rock Canyon’s softball team is no stranger to being the No. 1 team in the state. The Jaguars were top-ranked last season and went into the state tournament as the top-seeded team but lost 6-3 to …
Valor Christian's Taylor Whitfield, shown on the right, won the girls race on Aug. 28 at the Vista Nation XC Two-Mile Invitational meet with a time of 11:27.

Long course is early season cross-country challenge

Harrison Witt was zealous after winning the boys race at the Vista Nation XC Two-Mile Invitational meet on Aug. 28, while girls winner Taylor Whitfield was more reserved after her victory. Witt, a …
Cherry Creek's Demi Davoll fouls off a pitch during the Aug. 24 Centennial League game at Arapahoe. The Bruins won, 7-0.

Cherry Creek accepts offer of win from Arapahoe High

Cherry Creek, helped by the clutch pitching of Alex Gruitch, bunched together only five hits in its Centennial League game at Arapahoe on Aug. 24 but still walked off with a 7-0 victory over the …

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Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
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Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on …
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‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
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