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My name is...Marne Hansen

About me I’ve been a Castle Rock resident since 1996, and we live in old town Castle Rock near South Ridge Elementary. I grew up in Centennial. I have two kids, one at Douglas County High School and one at Northern Arizona University. I’m in … more

Finding faith in sports

Travis Carey, sports director at Red Rocks Church, will tell you that athletics have greatly improved his life. He met his wife while on a Red Rocks Church sporting teamteam and has grown lasting friendships through various other athletic … more

Coming back from the dead to talk about the light

The emotion that Nancy Rynes remembers most when she woke up on that January day in 2014 was anger. It wasn’t anger at the texting driver that had hit her while she bicycled around the Lafayette roundabout. It wasn’t anger about the injuries … more

Five questions: Sam Adams

  Parker residents may be surprised to learn one of their neighbors is a veteran Midwestern comedian who worked his way up from a clerical position to the world of entertainment. Sam … more

Eight summer activities for Douglas County teens

At home in Parker this summer, Megan Mahnken, 19, struggles to find ways to keep her and her friends busy. “I don’t think there’s a lot of things for people our age to do,” said Mahnken, a student at Metropolitan State University of … 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

Pop goes the culture in event at Koelbel Library

Celebrate pop culture from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 30 at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial. And meet actor Dante Basco, (3-4 p.m.; autographs 4-6 p.m.). He was introduced in Stephen Spielberg’s fairy-tale movie “Hook.” He has also … more

Teens rockin' Denver

The struggles can be many for teen bands: They can’t book gigs in traditional bar venues because they’re too young. They have to juggle their music with school, athletics, family and jobs. They can’t guarantee they’ll stick together after … more

Poultry trending in popularity at Douglas County Fair

When Christy Van Bibber first began working in the 4-H poultry division 10 years ago, 23 kids were showing approximately 90 chickens and other birdsat the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo. Today, that number is 72 kids with 340 entries among them. … more

Young fencers get parried away

A group of youths recently went to the largest fencing tournament in the history of the sport, but it was more important to their coach that they come home with happy memories than medals. “The most rewarding part is just seeing their … more

An evening of music at Drums Along the Rockies

Thousands of spectators flocked to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on July 15 to watch colorful performers put on a musical spectacle for the 54th Drums Along the Rockies. The annual marching event is hosted by Ascend Performing Arts, … more

My name is...Brett Miller

About me I’ve been in Castle Rock 17 years, and eight years ago my wife and I adopted a wonderful little daughter. We were at the hospital when she was born so we took her home from day one. This week I just got certified from the Colorado … more

Castle Rock Hikes! provides community and easy hiking for locals

Last fall, Inger Hiller wanted to join a hiking group. The only problem, she said, was that despite there being “a ton of options” throughout Colorado, many groups didn’t fit her. Some charge members to participate. Others focus on … 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

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

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

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

‘You’re going to grow in a lot of ways’

Many people associate volunteering with serving soup to the hungry in a church basement or picking up trash next to an interstate, but for Douglas County residents who want a more personal touch to their service, reasons and opportunities to give … more

Mansion will host painters working in great outdoors

On July 22, 10 invited artists will spread across the Highlands Ranch Mansion grounds, choosing one or more locations to paint “en plein air” — in the open air — capturing images of the mansion and gardens in a certain kind of light at a … 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
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