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Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.
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The Adams County Government Center sits at 4430 South Adams County Parkway near 124th Avenue and Sable Boulevard in Brighton.

Adams County to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Adams County Commissioners will vote to begin the process to end its relationship with the Tri-County Health Department, according to a statement released Oct. 19.  According to the …
Just in time for Halloween, a display of gnomes and other spooky figures lures shoppers to the booth operated by Just Friends of Highlands Ranch at A Paris Street Market on Oct. 16 outside Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree. A Christmas edition of the market, a production of Vandel Antiques of Littleton, comes to the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock on Nov. 12-13; details at aparisstreetmarket.com.

Gnome doubt about it - it's spooky season

Just in time for Halloween, a display of gnomes and other spooky figures lures shoppers to the booth operated by Just Friends of Highlands Ranch at A Paris Street Market on Oct. 16 outside Park …
The Douglas County School District headquarters building in Castle Rock.

Douglas County schools candidates top money list

In Douglas County, a center of antimask fervor, four school board challengers are leading the state in political contributions among school candidates after raking in at least $66,000 each, eight …
Taylor Pfeifer goes through a variety of exercises with a young physical therapy patient at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center.

New Castle Rock business balances therapy options

A new clinic in Castle Rock is working to fill gaps in care for both adults and children in need of physical, speech and occupational therapy. The FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center opened earlier …

An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …
Education

Election 2021: Douglas County school board -- CommUNITY Matters slate

In the election for the Douglas County School District board that ends Nov. 2, candidates in the CommUNITY Matters slate are incumbents Kevin Leung and Krista Holtzmann, plus Juli Watkins and Ruby …
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Election 2021 Q&As: Douglas County school board

In the election that ends Nov. 2, Douglas County voters will elect four members of the county school district’s Board of Education, a majority of the seven-member panel. Ballots go into the mail …
DCSD Superintendent Corey Wise speaks with an attendee of an Aug. 4 back-to-school town hall hosted by the district.

Douglas County schools keep COVID mask rule

The Douglas County School District is still requiring that masks be worn inside its schools, its superintendent confirms, even after a public health order on masks dissolved in Douglas County. “The …

Third-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

COVID cases rise among Colorado school-age kids

Cases of COVID-19 among children ages 6 to 11 are on the rise and remain the highest among any age group as the state’s overall case rate is decreasing, public health officials said Oct. 1. While …
Business

Crystal Valley Ranch site plan approved by Castle Rock council

In a 5-2 vote, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the site development plan for a 142-home residential neighborhood within the Crystal Valley Ranch Planned Development. During the Oct. 4 regular …
A view of Castle Rock over its namesake town.

Castle Rock looks to have say on nearby development

To protect the town against the negative impacts of continued development in the neighboring unincorporated areas of Douglas County, the Castle Rock Town Council approved the first steps in …

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …

At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …
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