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Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …
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Castle Pines candidate packets available

Anyone interested in running for the Castle Pines City Council can pick up election packets, which have been available since Aug. 3.
GreenPal, a Nashville-based company, primarily provides mowing but also offers some additional a-la-carte services like hedge trimming.

On-demand lawn care service expanding

A Nashville-based tech company connecting homeowners with lawn care services is expanding into the Denver area including in Highlands Ranch and Parker, with the goal of mirroring companies like Uber …
The vetting process for families to adopt a giant dog breed through Big Dogs Huge Paws takes several weeks and most dogs have a waitlist.

Big dogs: Adoption event at Lone Tree Brewing showcases giant breeds

People huddled on the floor between chairs, tables, puddles of drool and furiously wagging tails. Although dogs are always welcome at Lone Tree Brewing Company, more than usual gathered in the …
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Shefali Phillips-Arain was honored for regional excellence by the National Association of School Resource Officers. Phillips-Arain serves as an SRO at Highlands Ranch High School.

Douglas County school resource office honored for regional excellence

Douglas County Sherriff’s Deputy Shefali Phillips-Arain was recognized for regional excellence by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) during the annual awards banquet. …

The Douglas County commissioners speak at the grand opening of the East/West Regional Trail July 24. From left, Commissioners Lora Thomas, Abe Laydon and George Teal attended the event.

After 35 years, 28-mile Douglas County trail completed

It was negative 10 degrees on the December evening in 1986 when Cheryl Matthews and her fellow equestrians stood up and demanded a trail be built through Highlands Ranch. Matthews, now the open space …
Education

Backlash stalled Douglas County School District equity plans

Plans between Douglas County Schools and a consulting firm hired to conduct diversity and equity training crumbled last school year after backlash toward the group’s work mounted, records show. Now …

Tri-County Health won’t require masks for unvaccinated in schools

With weeks until the upcoming school year, Tri-County Health Department — the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties — says it plans not to require masks for …
Colorado Vaccination. Hands of doctor holding syringe and coronavirus (COVID-19) vial vaccine on flag Colorado

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health …

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming …

Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …
Business

Castle Pines gives $90k in grants to restaurants

After the state imposed a boil-water advisory last month, Castle Pines businesses were forced to close, losing revenue. To help compensate for the revenue loss, the Castle Pines City Council …

Apartments under construction in Castle Pines

The 325-unit Canyonside Apartment complex is now under construction in Castle Pines. The multi-family community project is located within the Canyons master-planned community. BMC Investments, a …
The site of a future Shake Shack at the Park Meadows mall food hall is under construction and will feature a patio.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …
Pastor Jeff Percival with Southeast Christian Church stands with the Parker town council as they recognize the church for their funding of small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parker recognizes church for helping businesses

A local church is being lauded for a program it put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that doled out about $205,000 to struggling local businesses in Douglas County and beyond.  The Town of …

A rendering of the north side of the proposed development site designed by KTGY from the Lincoln Station Site Improvement Plan Staff Report.

Lincoln Station plan passes review in Lone Tree

The Lone Tree Planning Commission discussed the proposed improvement plan for the development of a site at Lincoln Station during a meeting on July 13. The site spans 5.23 acres and will include 425 …
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