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Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and …

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in …

Lakota riders start 400-mile trek in Douglas County

In 2018, there's easier ways to hold a fundraiser than a 400-mile trek on horseback, said Dave Ventimiglia, executive director of The Tipi Raisers. For example, they could hold a silent auction in a …

Buck nominees appointed to U.S. service academies

Ten students from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District who were nominated by Congressman Ken Buck have received appointments to U.S. service academies, according to a July 9 news release from …

Bennet constituent advocate plans meetings

Sen. Michael Bennet’s constituent advocate Kwon Atlas will meet one-on-one with residents who need help with IRS, the Social Security Administration, the VA or other federal agencies. Atlas plans …
Education

Subcommittee works to perfect parent-engagement policy

Douglas County's District Accountability Committee is reviewing a policy to present to the board of education to better connect parents and schools. “Kids learn better when parents are involved,” …

Douglas County teacher gets presidential honor

The federal government is recognizing a teacher from Douglas County for her work in the classroom. Stephanie Kawamura, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker, is …

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media …

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business …

School board to make decision on tax measure by late August

A recent poll of 400 residents in Douglas County revealed that more than half of respondents are favorable of the school district and believe that taxpayer money is handled wisely. “The results …
Business

Small companies hit hard by import, export tariffs

Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Rush Creek project: The power is blowin’ in the wind

On the hottest day of the year so far, dozens of Elbert County residents, local and state elected officials and Xcel Energy representatives gathered at the home of Jan and Virgil Kochis in Matheson, …

Former Littleton mayor appointed to Dominion Water board

John Ostermiller, former Littleton mayor, has been appointed to the Dominion Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors. He will fill the vacancy left by Jim Taylor’s retirement. “I will …

In Their Business

La Sandia to close after 10 years After 10 years, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in The Vistas at Park Meadows will close July 11. “It has been an incredible journey,” owner Richard …
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