Keyword: Castle Rock
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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

Fair offers 'awesome' time

Stephanie Smith leaned over a duck pool at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on Aug. 2, helping her children, Logan, Patrick and Lillian, play carnival games. Around them were bustling crowds … more

No probe planned into claims gun store bribed Polis recall signees

Allegations that a Castle Rock gun store bribed people into signing a petition to recall Democratic Gov. Jared Polis with free shooting range passes caused a recent social media furor and resulted in … more

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences … more

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe … more

New nonprofit aims to raise LGBTQ visibility in Castle Rock

When Meghan Paul moved to Castle Rock six years ago from Texas, she thought she was the only member of the LGBTQ community in town. Then she met her now partner, Anya Zavadil, and felt as though … more

My Name Is…Paul Epstein

About me My wife Peg (my high school sweetheart) and I recently bought VistaVino Modern Grill in Castle Rock. We have five kids between us, two still in college. Of the other three, one is a teacher, … more

How many resource officers does Douglas County need?

Three weeks after the May 7 STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, Douglas County rolled out a plan it says could provide 49 more school resource officers to local campuses in the next three years, … more

Historic depot memorialized in painting by noted artist

Castle Rock’s museum is housed in the 1875 Denver and Rio Grande Depot, built with rhyolite from the local quarry. It partnered with the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board and the Public Art … more

‘It had a big impact on my life’

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School when two armed students walked into the building and killed 13 people, then themselves. He was on school grounds but outside when … more

Cougar Run students take Battle of the Books

It all led to this moment: the team of five Cougar Run Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade students posing with a silver trophy and ear-to-ear smiles and a banner that read “Mission Accomplished.” … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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