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Douglas County students react to threat

When Rock Canyon High School was placed on lockout April 16, Mara Powner and Ashley Zbylski, both seniors, felt a mix of emotions — scared, confused, freaked out. About midnight, when the Douglas … more

DAM now home of classic UK artists

The Denver Art Museum has been growing in scope and national recognition at rapid pace, especially in recent years. But there’s one area in which the museum hasn’t changed in more than half a … more

Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from … more

Douglas County School District offers resources for families in light of threat

Douglas County School District is offering resources for students after canceling school April 17 due to what officials deemed a credible threat in the area. Local law enforcement and the FBI were … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Denver metro area holds architectural gems

s the tide of bland, boxy apartment complexes rolls through metro Denver amid its housing boom, sightseers looking for a respite need not roam far. Historic buildings offer a change of pace from … more

Outdoor sculptures come with audio tour

The Museum of Outdoor Arts’ “Sculpture on the Green II,” consisting of works by Colorado sculptor Robert Mangold, are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle (in Greenwood Village east of … more

Enchantment grows at Chatfield Farms

More than a century ago, in 1866, pioneer Frank Hildebrand purchased 160 acres of farmland along Deer Creek for $500 — in what is now south Jefferson County. The property included a log house, … more

The people factor in a people, process and technology solution

It seems like this statement, “People, Process and Technology,” is the go-to response for many companies and organizations when asked about how they are planning to improve or grow their … more

World lost in selfies is not a pretty picture

A waiter goes back to a table and asks a young couple, “Is your food OK? You haven’t taken a picture of it yet?” When the time comes for this decade to be characterized, it will be a snap. It … more

A reminder to focus on financial literacy

The United States Senate designated April as National Financial Literacy month in 2003. This was designed to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

County leaders place pinwheels for child abuse prevention

Clusters of shiny blue pinwheels are popping up around Douglas County this month, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse America launched the pinwheel campaign in 2008 to raise … more

Marijuana jobs hinder some citizenship bids in Colorado

Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because … more

My Name Is … Nicole O'Hayre

About me I am 14 years old and live in Castle Rock. I am a sophomore in high school who is homeschooled. I also attend Discover My Father's House as an enrichment program and sing in the choir. I am … more

DCSD changed following Columbine

At the Douglas County School District, 18 employees — a combination of armed personnel and security technicians — make up a 24-hour dispatch communication center in Castle Rock. The number of … more

Castle Rock studio is center for both yoga, art

People who practice yoga in Castle Rock, or anyone who enjoys local art, can find both in one location now that a community business has launched a program to showcase artists from the surrounding … more

Douglas County commissioners rebuke red flag bill as governor signs it into law

Not long after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a controversial red flag bill, Douglas County commissioners released a video and statements rebuking the recently passed legislation and urging an … more

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major … more
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