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Castle Rock schools are seeing double

It all began as a yearbook project at Castle Rock Middle School. Leah Lamb, 13, and Riley Baker, 13, both in eighth grade, wanted to feature twins who could share what it was like to go through school with their sibling. At the beginning of …
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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • Armed men rob Canterberry woman

      Two suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in the Canterberry neighborhood of Parker just after midnight on Feb. 23. At about 12:30 a.m., the Parker Police Department received …

    • Residents get their ‘glowga’ on

      The ballroom of Southridge Recreation Center transformed into a sea of neon hues for the annual Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga class hosted by the Highlands Ranch Community Association on Feb. 18. The large space, which was nearly full, had black lights in …

    • Douglas County School Board votes to increase pay for new teachers

      In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers.

    • Class boosts health, outlook of people with cancer

      Sometimes, just one chair stand without assistance is the greatest victory, Sandy Dickman said. Dickman, a certified cancer exercise specialist and personal trainer for South Suburban Parks and Recreation, leads a group fitness class designed …

    • Staying inside the circle

      It’s a sunny Saturday morning in February. Inside the Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church community room, Julian Maestas sits on a couch and draws an invisible circle on the polished surface of a coffee table with his finger. He says it …