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Community members protest, call for school board members to resign

More than 50 community members held signs and protested outside the June 21 Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting in Castle Rock. They wore T-shirts and held signs that read …
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Refreshing change

As thelocally produced and grown food movement continues to gain traction in Colorado, bison rancher Neil Fischer wants to make it easier for residents to buy meat directly from ranchers. “We looked at the landscape of organically and …
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Putting their wheels to work

Alex Onda and Jenni Brown sat on the amphitheater steps at Festival Park, eating burritos from the food-and-aid station, their bikes parked in nearby racks. They had just ridden in along Plum Creek Trail to help celebrate Bike to Work …
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    • School board members cleared of violations in encounter with student

      The Douglas County School District Board of Education president and vice president have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the alleged bullying of a Ponderosa High School student. An independent …

    • Crave makes top 5 in burger challenge

      Crave Real Burger, which launched in Castle Rock in 2010, unveiled a new burger this month that has earned it a top 5 spot in the James Beard Foundation's Blended Burger Project, a nationwide contest to make a blended burger from ground meat and …

    • Young entrepreneur's passion leads to own restaurant in Castle Rock

      Zak Solis, 19, has dreamed of owning his own restaurant since he was a kid. That dream will become a reality this fall, when he opens Vitality Bowls at the Promenade at Castle Rock. “I’m just excited to finally have my dreams come true,” …

    • Nonprofit gives hope to homeless

      Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn’t immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County …

    • Engineering a new wave of entrepreneurs

      Bill Seagraves’ first career was engineering for a defense contractor. After 12 years, he quit that job to operate his own computer services company. After eight years of “crawling under people’s desks,” he went into financial …

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