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Rosier hopes to leave 'good legacy' as he moves on

Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier believes it is important for individuals to be engaged with the community in which they live. So even after he assumes his role as general manager of the … more

Changed graduation requirements affect Douglas County students

In October 2016, the Douglas County School Board approved changes in the school district's graduation requirements. The new requirements begin with the freshman class of the 2017-18 school year. … more

Douglas County training facility 'will save lives of first responders'

Emergency personnel from across Douglas County responded to a single-car rollover accident at 8500 N. Moore Road Nov. 17. When they arrived officers determined there were no injuries, but the car was … more

Douglas County commissioner nominated for U.S. marshal of Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Douglas County Commissioner David Weaver to serve as the United States marshal for the District of Colorado, according to a Nov. 17 news release from the White … more

Indictment paints picture of large pot-trafficking ring in south metro area

An enterprise based in the south metro Denver area sent marijuana through the mail, sold it to out-of-state buyers and cultivated pot in upscale neighborhoods, according to a 98-page indictment. Two … more

24 suspects indicted in illegal marijuana-grow operation

Two dozen people suspected of participating in a drug-trafficking ring that illegally grew marijuana in at least 10 homes in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties have been indicted on at least nine … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Roundup of this week's letters on the Douglas County School Board race

A crucial vote against reforms I moved to Douglas County 10 years ago when my sons were babies, specifically for the vibrant, beloved, top-ranked schools. I am a former teacher, charter and … more

Douglas County Republican Party endorses Elevate slate

The Douglas County Republican Party announced its endorsement of the Elevate slate for Douglas County School Board on Oct. 19. A written statement said the move was a needed response to help "level … more

Elevate slate holds advantage in donations to candidates' campaigns

Campaign finance reports made public by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Oct. 17 show that the eight candidates for Douglas County School Board have collectively raised $168,850 - about … more

Hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into Douglas County School Board races

Candidates' campaigns in this year's races for Douglas County School Board have already raised more than double the amount of money received by hopefuls two years ago. But the $168,850 donated … more

Suspect taken into custody in connection with homicide

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office took a suspect into custody Oct. 13 in connection with the homicide of 24-year-old Shelby Weatherly, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Weatherly's body was found on the side of Interstate 25 … more

Chris Schor, District D candidate for Douglas County School Board

Chris Schor moved to Castle Rock with her family 23 years ago. She was hired as a first-grade teacher in 1977 at Acres Green Elementary in Douglas County. She was a kindergarten teacher at Rock Ridge Elementary, where she also taught a … more

School board campaigns take different approaches

Brad Wann, a supporter of Elevate Douglas County and the former vice chairman of the Douglas County Republicans, plans on canvassing with his alpacas, reindeer and burros before the Douglas County School Board Election on Nov. 7. People, he said, like … more

Nonprofit wants to take vision nationwide

Hide in Plain Sight provides more than just a handout, founder Joe Roos says. “We’re providing a solution so at-risk students can be competitive in the job market, earn a substantial … more

The role of money in the Douglas County School Board election

At an Oct. 3 forum held by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, the eight candidates assured the audience that they were receiving donations from friends, families, teachers, volunteers and colleagues. Several referred to … more

Daniels Park Road to close for work in late October

Improvements to Daniels Park Road are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 23. A portion of the existing stretch of gravel, east of Daniels Park, between Griggs Road and Castle Pines Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of the year. Motorists … more

In schools, it's cafeteria food, remixed

The bass line of “Another One Bites the Dust” pumped through Castle View High School as about 450 area students and their families came together for A Taste of DCSD. Everyone knows what an apple a day can do, but Douglas County School … more

District’s direction at stake in school board election

They come from different backgrounds and neighborhoods — and hold different educational philosophies — but parents from across Douglas County agree the upcoming schoolboard election could change the course of the school district “The … more

‘I do love a good ghost story’

October is the time for eerie ambience and spooky tales, and Douglas County Libraries archivist Shaun Boyd is looking forward to the opportunity to telling ghost stories to give county residents a few goosebumps and a lesson or two about local … more
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