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'I will go do my service where I'm needed,' commissioner says

David Weaver has served residents of Douglas County for more than 30 years, as a deputy, a sheriff and currently as a county commissioner. President Donald Trump is hoping Weaver will expand his role … more

Sex-crime victims have allies in SANE nurses

Jennifer Bishara often meets people on the worst day of their lives. Bishara, a nurse, is the director of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program — or SANE/SAFE … more

Five things to know: Castle Rock has a new plan for public art

Wild horses run through The Meadows, children walk to school in Founders Village and bears and moose roam downtown. All three scenes are just a few of the many depicted through Castle Rock's Public … more

The Meadows will be home to town's next neighborhood park

When Castle Rock's town council approved the 2018 budget, parks and recreation director Jeff Brauer knew he'd have $2 million to build a new neighborhood park. The big question was, where would that … more

School board weighs options on superintendent search

Hiring a permanent superintendent is a school board's most important job, multiple members of the Douglas County School Board said at a Nov. 28 board of education meeting in Castle Rock. At the … more

'Give where you live'

The Douglas County Community Foundation hosted the first Douglas County Gives Rally on Nov. 29 at Schomp MINI, 1001 Plum Valley Lane, in Highlands Ranch. At the hour-long event, 37 nonprofit … more

Ray named school board president as new members take seats

Dozens of people crowded around the front doors of the Douglas County School District Administrative Building in Castle Rock on Nov. 28. Inside, the conference room was maxed out at more than 100 … more

Douglas County calls for volunteer drivers

Winter months can be especially difficult for Douglas county residents who are homeless, housing-challenged or don’t own a vehicle, according to Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge. This … more

Changed graduation requirements affect Douglas County students

In October 2016, the Douglas County School Board approved changes in the school district's graduation requirements. The new requirements begin with the freshman class of the 2017-18 school year. … more

I-25 'Gap' project gaining momentum

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner recently attended a briefing with the I-25 Gap Coalition to discuss the progress of accelerating improvements along the stretch of road. “Our highways look like they did in … more

New Castle Pines mayor ready for road ahead

Tera Radloff will step into the Castle Pines mayoral office with a long list of priorities. “I’ve committed to a pretty detailed to-do list, and people are holding me accountable to that,” … more

Locally built Mars probe almost ready for launch

A locally built robotic lander destined for Mars is almost ready to take off, and engineers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems are excited to watch it leave. The InSight Mars lander was largely built … more

Douglas County training facility 'will save lives of first responders'

Emergency personnel from across Douglas County responded to a single-car rollover accident at 8500 N. Moore Road Nov. 17. When they arrived officers determined there were no injuries, but the car was … more

Armed robbery reported in store parking lot in Castle Rock

A woman recently was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Castle Rock grocery store. Shortly after 7 a.m. Nov. 18, Castle Rock police officers responded to the King Soopers at 5544 Promenade … more

Douglas County commissioner nominated for U.S. marshal of Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver to serve as the United States marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the White … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … 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

12 military families to win holiday getaway

Twelve Colorado-based military families will receive a staycation at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort as part of the Military Merriment Initiative. Colorado has eight military … more

Should schools teach a class on how to manage money?

A community survey completed in 2012 indicated that the Douglas County School District needs to provide more financial-literacy education. Since May of this year, school board member Steven Peck has … more

Sterling Ranch names new general manager

A fifth-generation Coloradan has been named general manager of the Community Authority Board in Sterling Ranch, 3,400-acre mixed-use master-planned walkable community in Douglas County projected to … more
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