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A blizzard warning will go into effect at 6 p.m. in Douglas County and is expected to last until 2 p.m. Nov. 17, according to the National Weather Service. more
When Joe Roos, 61, worked part-time for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force, he saw a trend in the county’s homeless population: Of the 15,000 people the task force served, about 40 percent were children. When he left thatposition in May 2014, he … more
Snow did not stop the community from honoring local veterans at the Douglas County Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11 at Veterans Monument Plaza in Castle Rock. The Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Douglas County Veterans Monument … more
Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics, 33, was struck by a vehicle and killed while investigating a crash on I-25 the night of Nov. 15. At about 8:50 p.m., Jursevics was parked on the … more
Adam Dorey, 36, joined the Army in October 2001 as a staff sergeant and served two tours of duty in Iraq. Now living in Morrison, he earned about 10 medals and commendations, including a Bronze Star, two Army Commendation and a Good Conduct … more
E4, U.S. Army, 1967-1970 Bronze Star, Certificate of Appreciation from President Richard Nixon and Gen. W.C. Westmoreland Unsure about attending college and following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Tom enlisted in the Army to serve his … more
Arvada Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force, 1976-1994 Medals and commendations: Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster His … more
Lucile Wise, 95, grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She had her first flying lesson on Dec. 6, 1941, a day before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She originally wanted to fly for fun, but in 1943, she decided to join Women Airforce Service Pilots … more
When Jack Pansini was 9, his father moved the family from Molfetta, Italy, to the United States. “He didn’t like Mussolini,” Pansinirecalls. As a young corporal in the U.S. Army, Pansini found himself back in Europe in 1946, facing the … more
Castle Rock resident and Vietnam veteran Bob Rotruck served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. When he retired July 31, 1979, he held the rank of chief warrant officer. Rotruck worked in aviation electronics and was deployed to Vietnam abroad the USS … more
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