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Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of …
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Library district board of trustees has vacancies

Douglas County residents who would like the chance to shape the future of Douglas County Libraries can apply for openings on the district's board of trustees. The seven-member board has openings in …

Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …
Flowers were placed on a 9/11 monument located in downtown Castle Rock on Sept. 11, 2019.

Remembering 9/11

Flowers were placed on a 9/11 monument in downtown Castle Rock on Sept. 11, 2019. The monument was created in 2017 by that year's class graduating from Leadership Douglas County. The chamber of …

Help plan a Douglas County tradition

Douglas County residents who love 4-H, FFA and the county fair and rodeo are needed to sit on the Douglas County Fair Board and represent a community tradition that is more than 100 years old. …

Temple Grandin spoke at a Developmental Pathways roundtable on Sept. 9.

Temple Grandin urges workforce inclusion, trade skills

Local community leaders recently heard from renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin on employing people with disabilities and workplace inclusion. Developmental Pathways serves individuals with …
Education

Douglas County School Board will allow charter to pursue state authorization

For John Castillo, father of the teen killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, arming teachers is one way local schools could increase security. On Sept. 3, he walked away from a Douglas …

What’s next in dispute over armed staff at charter school?

The Douglas County School District is at odds with one of its charter schools over the arming of staff. The district says its policy has been updated to set clear parameters regarding who can and …
Hanson

Meet Elizabeth Hanson, candidate for Douglas County School Board

Highlands Ranch resident Elizabeth Hanson is running to become the next District C director on the Douglas County School Board. Hanson grew up in western Kansas, where her mother worked as a public …
Thomas Tucker, shown here in 2018, is beginning his second year as the Douglas County School District's superintendent.

Q&A with Superintendent Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker became the superintendent of the Douglas County School District in July 2018. Hailing from the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati, where he served as superintendent since …

Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the …
Business
A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …
The Walmart in Castle Rock now sells a game similar to Monopoly but based on the town.

Castle Rock game hits Walmart shelves

Fans of Monopoly can now play a localized version of the popular board game. Castle Rock-Opoly, released in April, mirrors the well-known game of Monopoly but features local fixtures in the Castle …

Outlets brings on magic with Unicorn Palooza

Unicorns will take over the Outlets at Castle Rock, transforming the shopping center into a magical wonderland. Four unicorns will appear at the center to pose for photos from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. …
Dorsey Pictures recently relocated from south Jefferson County to Castle Rock.

TV production company moves to Castle Rock

A television production company expected to bring approximately 100 jobs to town has officially relocated to Castle Rock. Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, moved from its previous …

A rendering of the mixed-use Encore project proposed in downtown Castle Rock, which would bring 181,000 square feet of condominiums, retail and office space to the area.

Castle Rock Town Council to eye $72.3 million downtown development

A $72.3 million development could soon join the evolving downtown landscape in Castle Rock, with some help from the town if a public/private partnership gets council approval this fall. A proposal to …
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