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So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Prosecutors attempt to poke holes in STEM suspect's story

So far in the investigation into the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, the older of the two suspects has described himself as an unwilling participant. But in a Sept. 24 preliminary hearing, … more

Growing Castle Pines seeks to build community, identity

Motorists driving along Interstate 25 through Castle Pines can look to the east or west and see the same thing on either side of the road: dirt turning, heavy machinery roving about and new homes … more

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for … more

Castle Rock Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Renaissance Festival offers an escape

When Christopher Baker wanted to propose to his wife, Rosie, he knew exactly where to buy the ring. Both he and Rosie attended the Colorado Renaissance Festival in their childhood and teenage years. … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

Ducky Derby sweeps through Castle Rock

Castle Rock residents swarmed to the downtown area June 8 to participate in the 2019 Rotary Ducky Derby. The event is an annual fundraiser for local rotary clubs and packed with family-friendly … more

Thousands of pages in evidence under review in STEM shooting case

The older suspect charged in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting case appeared before a judge for a brief hearing June 7 in a courtroom filled with supporters of Kendrick Castillo's parents, … more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

Food trucks are wheel deal

For Andrea Rayford and her husband, a food truck was the best means to reach their overall goal of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant. “It was basically a lot cheaper to start a food truck,” … more

Restaurant provided a safe haven for fleeing school kids

Lucas DeLeon works as a manager for Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which sits at Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. As he drove to work May 7, he turned off Broadway and … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

‘They told me if I had a house and a car I could afford it’

When Chrysta Reese’s daughter revealed she was struggling with a heroin addiction, Reese immediately sought help. “The first time she called me and was really sick, I thought she was dying. I was … more

‘He really still takes one day at a time’

For Kendra Rhoades, the problem was not convincing her or her husband that their teenage son Jacob struggled with substance abuse. The problem was convincing Jacob, even after his marijuana use … more

Stress, social status among reasons for teen substance use

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition found in a community-needs assessment from the Tri-County Health Department that more than 26 percent of high school students in the … more

Time to Talk: Addiction, mental health ‘inherently linked’

Terry Schamberger took his last alcoholic drink on July 1, 2007, about 27 years after he drank his first beer at 13. Alcohol, he believes, was about to cost him his family. “I knew my kids were … more
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