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The appeal to home school

Because of her experience as a student in public schools, Ashley Maes decided to home-school her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. “When I was in school, I never felt challenged,” the Littleton resident said. “I was present in school …
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    • Student artists take awards in congressional contest

      On April 14, Congressman Ken Buck, R-Windsor, announced Alexis Garcia Moreno, a student at Greeley’s Northridge High School, as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 4th Congressional District. Five Douglas County student …

    • Coalition will hunt for funds to widen highway

      Widening what's known as “The Gap” along Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument is top of mind for government officials across the Front Range. The stretch where the roadway narrows to two lanes in each direction for 17 miles presents …

    • Survey finds teacher retention, tax usage are top concerns

      Findings of a comprehensive new survey show that about two-thirds of high school students and parents believe that Douglas County schools are offering a "good" or "very good" education. But some other findings from the $220,000 survey …

    • Pinwheels are reminder in fight against child abuse

      Douglas County residents may have seen displays of blue pinwheels throughout the county this month. The pinwheel gardens are part of a nationwide effort made by Pinwheels for Prevention, launched by Prevent Child Abuse America in 2008, which seeks …

    • Council approves $300 million Miller's Landing project

      Castle Rock will soon have a new $300 million development called Miller's Landing near Interstate 25 and Plum Creek Parkway. The four-phase, 65-acre project received final approval April 18 when the town council signed a $65 million public …