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Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted … more

Colorado Renaissance Festival approaches final weekends

The Colorado Renaissance Festival, which runs for eight weekends at its Larkspur location, has three remaining weekends in this year’s schedule before the village modeled after 16th century England closes its gates. The festival is open from 10 … more

ChiliFest cooks up good time

Castle Rock came out to support Boy Scout Troop 780 on Sept. 9 at the 6 Annual ChiliFest — an annual fundraiser that supports the troop's high-adventure program and Boy Scout trips. Crockpots and slow cookers lined tables at the Douglas County … more

Sharing in the spirit of the star

Cmdr. John Anderson, who has lived in Castle Rock his entire life, remembers attending a Starlighting when he was 8 years old. And although the spirit of the annual celebration, which kicks off the … more

Castle Pines teen enjoys budding career in country music

On July 3, 16-year-old singer/songwriter Taylor Muckel took the stage at downtown Denver's Independence Eve concert just before 5 p.m. While wearing a red, floor-length dress that flowed around her, Muckel's voice rang through Civic Center as she … more

‘God is our healer, he heals us’

David Seller never felt like he fit in with his peers. When he moved to Lakewood from Australia at 7 years old, his classmates made fun of his accent. In high school, his longtime girlfriend suddenly severed their relationship. In college, he went … more

Mile High National Pastel Exhibition set for Littleton

A walk through the 13th Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Littleton Museum is, among other things, like a little vacation. Landscapes predominate, but they include all sorts of scenes — seashores, mountains, plains, long, lonesome roads, … more

My name is...Nancy Bauer

About me I was raised in Toledo, Ohio. I was married there in 1984 and moved to Pagosa Springs.  Then I moved to Colorado Springs, then moved to Woodland Park and landed in Castle Rock in 1991. We have four kids ages 25 to 32. It’s lots of … more

Not Your Daughter's Jeans opens at outlets

Not Your Daughter's Jeans, the cult-favorite denim brand renowned for slimming jeans that are both comfortable and figure-flattering, has opened one … more

Local men play baseball for love of game

Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association … more

On pains and needles...

Sitting in her Highlands Ranch office after working with a patient, Samantha Hovel explained the biggest problem she has when discussing a little-known treatment with some of her patients. “Nobody likes the word ‘needle,’ ” she … more

History Camp event gets larger space in Lakewood

“I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Wild West Shows” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum; “General Iron Works, Englewood, Colorado” by Doug Cohn; “La Santa Muerte: A Mexican Saint of Lost Causes” by Christine … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

My name is...Emily Duplantis

About me I am a 32-year-old Colorado native who grew up in Highlands Ranch. My husband and I met in 2004, moved to Castle Rock in 2006, and married in 2007. We now have two wonderful children. I spent the majority of my professional life working … more

Castle Rock debuts public artworks as part of countywide program

Five new works of public art will be displayed in Castle Rock for the next year through the town’s participation in a countywide public art program run by Art Encounters. Art Encounters is a project of the Douglas County Cultural Council and began … more

My name is...Janene DiRico-Cable

About me I am a bronze artist with a focus on equine art. I am the United States Equestrian Federation Trophy artist with the Pegasus/Humanitarian Award trophy called “Triple Threat.” My background is in sciences (dental, psychology, … more

Learning about the Broncos and the bees

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Denver Broncos season, and the names Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and John Elway have all been in the news. But the real buzz at the Broncos’ Dove Valley training facility in unincorporated … more
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