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The two sides of teacher pay, evaluations

Steve Cook, a Douglas County School District assistant superintendent, remembers being a young teacher who gave a lot and got little in return. He spent the first seven of his 25 years in education at a small school where he taught six grades of …
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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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Bid for marathon bowling record derailed

An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ …
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    • Proposed tax increase would raise teacher salaries, fund capital needs

      Douglas County school board member Doug Benevento has two new tax proposals that would help raise teacher pay and address high-priority capital needs in the district. “I said let’s take a look at capital needs and teacher salaries and figure …

    • Full effort for half marathon

      Hundreds of runners participated in the fourth annual Castle Rock Half Marathon. On June 27, more than 150 runners competed in the half marathon, and more than 50 more took part in the 5-mile race and rock challenge, a grueling run up the iconic …

    • Commissioners turn down block-grant money

      The Douglas County Housing Partnership has used federal Community Development Block Grant funding to offer down-payment assistance for first-time home buyers and help provide affordable senior housing. In 2015, the multi-jurisdictional housing …

    • Accident survivor stays active on prosthetic legs

      On May 4, 2014, Kristin Hopkins had planned to be challenging herself at a Spartan Sprint obstacle course race. Instead, she was taking a helicopter ride to St. Anthony Hospital after spending six days trapped in her Chevy Malibu, 80 feet off the …

    • Man sentenced to eight years in death of Colorado state trooper

      A 52-year-old retired Army colonel has been sentenced to eight years in prison for driving while drunk and killing a Colorado state trooper last year. 18th Judicial District Judge Richard Caschette handed down the sentence to Eric Peter Henderson …

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