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Get Uncomfortable September is here and we are all settling into our next season change, welcoming fall and its crisp nights and cooler days. This time of year is normally not associated with making a change in your life, which is usually thought of around new years, but I find it a good time to […]


CASTLEROCKhistory UPTON TREAT SMITH HOUSE Originally from Maine, Upton Treat Smith enlisted in the Union Army at 17, serving in the 6th Maine Infantry from 1861 to 1864, and fighting in several famous battles during the Civil War. Following his discharge, Treat attended a business college in New York. He then homesteaded 160 acres on […]

Paint The Town at the Colorado ArtFest in Castle Rock

Paint The Town at the Colorado ArtFest in Castle Rock Week after week it seems there is always something amazing to see, something new to try or a brand new experience to be had in Castle Rock. The weekend after Labor Day is no exception as the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce will be hosting […]

Herzlich Willkommen! It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Herzlich Willkommen! It’s Oktoberfest Time! Oktoberfest, the unofficial celebration to the start of fall, is back! On Saturday, October 1st, from 1pm-8pm, Downtown Castle Rock becomes a Bavarian wonderland. Year after year this annual festival has grown into a “something for everyone” event. This year’s could be the most exciting yet complete with bounce houses, […]

The Bookends

We Never Asked for Wings By Vanessa Diffenbaugh Letty Espinosa has relied upon her mother to raise her children. She works numerous jobs to support her two children, her mother, her father, and herself. However, she has never been responsible for her children, other than in a financial aspect. Her children, now fifteen and six, […]

Local Author Spotlight

STILL MISSING MAX: FINDING HOPE AFTER MY MARINE SON’S DEATH By Julie Burget Schrock Missing Max is a compelling story of one mother’s journey as Julie recalls the extraordinary events surrounding the death of her Marine son, Corporal Max W. Donahue, who was killed in Afghanistan in August, 2010. You will share her despair, fears, […]

Dr. Dan For Today

Dr. Dan For Today Are You Suffering From Depression? A man and his wife were traveling west and stopped at a full service gas station to fill up their tank. After the station attendant had washed their car’s windshield, the driver of the car told the man, “It is still dirty. Wash it again.” So […]