Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist
The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws …

Roughly 4,000 Castle Rock students learning virtually amid quarantines, sub shortage

Two high schools in Castle Rock will switch to virtual learning for two weeks as COVID-19 quarantines keep teachers out of the classroom and the school district struggles to maneuver a substitute …

'This is the gem of the county'

A more than 2,000-acre property in southern Douglas County that was once destined for residential development is now open to the public with 12 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback …
COVID-19 cases, quarantines force Mountain Vista High School into virtual learning

Mountain View High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A …

Police determine bomb threat at Castle View High School was not credible

Students at Castle View High School in Castle Rock were evacuated from the building this morning following a "possible bomb threat," according to school district and police officials.

Some Denver metro counties qualify for Colorado's new, eased COVID rules

Colorado released another round of new social-distancing rules, updating the state’s current “safer-at-home” policy to raise the cap on personal gatherings and event crowds for counties that …

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, …

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Broncos crowd-size deal wasn't special treatment, state says

At a racetrack that became ground zero for the debate over Colorado's pandemic crowd-size limits, a gathering of at least hundreds amassed for a group photo at the end of a protest against what …

Life

Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …

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Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Instagram and indiscretion are on the shame page

Instagram, Instagram, wherefore art thou, Instagram — and why? I guess it must be good for something. But not a day goes by that someone isn’t apologizing or being shamed, slammed or threatened …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, …
Kummer
Financial Strategies

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my …
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Winning Words

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How …
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