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Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this …

Fall citizens academy applications due Aug. 10

Residents of the 18th Judicial District can get an in-depth look at what happens with a case from the time of arrest to post-conviction by participating in the 2018 fall citizens academy. The free, …

Seeing the Spring Creek Fire's wake

The Liberatores started their 2 1/2 hour journey to La Veta at nearly 11:30 a.m. on July 15. The Castle Rock family of three packed into their Jeep and traveled south along Interstate 25, on their …

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next …

Colorado aims to bolster failing foster system

Sweeping legislative reforms to Colorado's troubled foster care program take effect in August with the goal of revamping a system where kids graduate from high school at lower rates than homeless …
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

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 …

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 …
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