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Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more

Community members weigh in on board's superintendent decision

For many community members, the Douglas County School Board's selection of Thomas Tucker as permanent superintendent is another affirmation of the positive direction the school district is heading. … more

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special … more

Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … more

Interim superintendent not among finalists for post

After leading the Douglas County School District for nearly two school years, interim Superintendent Erin Kane will not be given the opportunity to lead the district on a permanent basis. Kane, who … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Douglas County commissioner accepts appointment as U.S. marshal for Colorado

Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver has accepted the appointment of United States Marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a news release issued March 27 by Douglas County. He will … more

Highlands Ranch mother suspected of killing newborn baby appears in court

Camille Wasinger-Konrad sat on her back deck for 10 minutes before tossing her newborn baby over a 9-foot-tall fence into her neighbor's backyard, Douglas County detective Adam Moorman said at a … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

ThunderRidge principal loses battle with cancer

The community is mourning the loss of ThunderRidge High School principal Chris Tabeling, who died from cancer at the age of 46 the morning of March 4. “He was passionate about his families — his … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

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School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Gadget would ease phone use for outdoor enthusiasts

When he is cruising through the Backcountry Wilderness Area on his mountain bike, Anthony Dobaj prefers to listen to music. But in the past, he found it difficult to pull his iPhone out of his pocket … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

Girl’s illness leads mom to write children’s book about cancer

After finding out that her then 9-year-old daughter had leukemia, Elizabeth Billups went into her kids’ bedroom and collapsed on the bed. She stared into the darkness as glow-in-the-dark stars … more

Slain Douglas County deputy 'never gave up'

Hardworking. Team player. Fun. Dedicated. Devoted. Father. Husband. Human. This is how colleagues, friends and family members described Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more
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