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This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …
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Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools

After several meetings, two committees formed to address mental health needs and physical safety in Douglas County schools presented drafts of their recommendations to the Douglas County Board of …
John Castillo addresses Douglas County comissioners alongside wife, Maria, about school security. The couple’s son, Kendrick, was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although …
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos

I-70 truck driver case sent to district court

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the deadly April crash at I-70, will stand trial after a Jefferson County judge determined that prosecutors provided a probable …

Greenland interchange work begins July 17

Improvements on the Greenland Road interchange will begin July 17 as part of the I-25 South Gap project. Crews will begin to rebuild the Greenland Road interchange from a single-lane box culvert to a …

Gardner

BLM headquarters change could mean more jobs for Lakewood

 The government agency in charge of managing the millions of acres of federal land across the American west will be headquartered in Grand Junction, while Lakewood will see a surge in staff.
Education

DCSD offers free, full-day kindergarten this fall

Starting this fall, families in the Douglas County School District have the opportunity to send their children to full-day kindergarten for free. On May 21, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House …

Parents invited to attend academy in August

A program hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for students and parents in the community unveiled a new logo and updated curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The sheriff's office created …

Castle Rock to add a school resource officer in 2019

So far in 2019, two school resource officers from the Castle Rock Police Department have helped keep watch over campuses in the town. An officer has covered Castle View High School since an SRO …

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

Six years ago, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District enacted the Summer Food Service Program and served 10,000 free meals to kids and teens across the county. This …

Clint Dorris, a nonprofit owner and chairman of the Physical School Safety & Protection Funding Committee, leads the conversation at the committee’s second public meeting on June 24 at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Substation in Highlands Ranch. “The goal is to never have the bad guy on campus,” Dorris said.

School safety committees make progress

How the Douglas County Board of Education and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will work together on school safety initiatives in the coming weeks remains unknown, leaders say. “Until a …
Business

TLC Meals on Wheels finds a new home: Las Delicias

First, the good news: TLC Meals on Wheels has a new home. TLC, a nonprofit that provides healthy meals, companionship and other services to seniors and homebound adults, finally landed a new …
Dina Almohd talks with customers at the stand she owns with her husband, Ali. The couple serve Middle Eastern food.

Market offers variety of flavors

Local residents enjoyed a warm, sunny morning downtown at the Castle Rock Farmer's Market in Festival Park on July 7. The festival runs every Sunday from June 2 through Sept. 1. Vendors sell …
Todd Muck helps a customer at his business, Cannabis Bioscience Development in Franktown.

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
Doug Powell demonstrates the use of facial recognition technology to identify a patient’s radiotherapy treatment. The entire set-up cost about $65,000 but Parker Adventist is the first to implement it.

Parker Adventist first in world with new oncology device

Medical professionals around the globe are looking to Parker Adventist Hospital for its use of state-of-the-art technology to ensure proper treatment for cancer patients. Beginning in March, Parker …

Greg and Tina Joseph, owners of the Christian Brothers franchise in Highlands Ranch, were honored when their store was named Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual franchisee convention.

In Their Business

Modern Market at SouthGlenn The ninth Modern Market location in the metro area is set to open June 21 at The Streets at SouthGlenn, and to celebrate, the restaurant is throwing a block party from 11 …
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