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Buffalo Ridge Elementary teacher Ronda Gutierrez sees her 2015 Apple Award as recognition of the importance of physical education. It's a subject often overlooked among more traditional classwork. Because of that, Gutierrez feels she accepted the … more
Pine Grove Elementary fifth-grader Kole McNamara didn't join his classmates in taking the PARCC test this month. After reviewing some of the test questions and reading about the assessment, his mother, Laura McNamara, opted the Parker student out of … more
Drake Bebout celebrated his 10th birthday by being the first paying customer to ride the new zip line course at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. Drake and his father Mark, who are from nearby Franktown, were joined by their family in Castle … more
What would Castle Rock look like today if it were hit with a historic flood like the one that devastated the town in 1965? What did Main Street look like in the 1920s? What might Castle Rock look like in another 50 years? At upcoming events … more
Sterling Ranch will move ahead as planned this spring following a court's decision upholding Douglas County's approval of the mixed-use, master-planned community. The Colorado Court of Appeals on March 12 affirmed the district court's 2014 ruling … more
Colorado's U.S. senators have joined across party lines to try to derail government shutdowns. The Shutdown Accountability Resolution that Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner introduced last week would, in the event of one or more … more
With minds for building crazy contraptions and hearts geared toward foolhardy shenanigans, these guys were destined to have their own reality show. Three Douglas and Elbert county residents have become the stars of their own DIY-centered series … more
Alarmed by anonymous surveys asking Colorado's middle and high school students about their sex lives and drug habits, the state Board of Education delayed action last week on considering changes to how the 24-year-old survey is … more
Have you noticed a pothole in your area? If so, you can now report it to the county as part of the Douglas County Pothole Patrol. To report a pothole, visit, or call 303-660-7480. Pothole locations can be … more
While Douglas County's neighborhood schools are excusing absences for students whose parents refuse the PARCC test, Castle Rock's Academy Charter School took a different path. ACS children who don't take the Partnerships for Assessment of … more
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