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Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …
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Castle Rock to buy land for planned park

The Town of Castle Rock will buy property near the Plum Creek Golf Course in order to remediate the land and one day develop a neighborhood park. Town council approved purchasing roughly 7.6 acres …

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …

Pinnacol Foundation scholarship applications now being accepted

The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 school year from youths whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents. Applications must be …

County emphasizes air quality in transportation plan

Douglas County will prioritize improving air quality after the transportation master plan and an amendment were approved unanimously by the planning commission Oct. 21. Peter Bierbaum, a planning …

Crowds gather for the treelighting celebration at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Nov. 16.

Outlets at Castle Rock kicks off Christmas season

The Christmas tree at the Outlets at Castle Rock traveled hundreds of miles from a California forest over roughly two days to get there. Christmas tree company Victor's Custom Christmas Trees, based …
Education
Meek

Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the …
Jim Pierce served in the Army’s 101st Airborne division and was a crew chief for a Huey helicopter in the Vietnam War.

Douglas County High School honors veterans

Douglas County High School gathered students, staff and the community on Nov. 8 to honor veterans in an event that packed the school gymnasium. Students waved American flags, military uniforms dotted …

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses …

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was …

Roybal

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …
Business

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new headquarters at 6436 South Racine Circle.

South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebrates new home

Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new …
Heather Hankins presents her Incoming Chair address to attendees at the South Metro Denver Realtor Association’s 75th Inaugural and Awards Celebration.

Incoming board members welcomed at South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebration

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association installed incoming members of its board of directors and presented awards to accomplished members at its 75th annual Inaugural and Awards Celebration. More …
Food at FNG, one of Troy Guard’s restaurants. He is planning on opening up a food hall by the midpoint of the summer of 2020. Plans for what kind of food will be available are still in the works.

New south metro area food hall in the works

Troy Guard knows what it’s like to run a traditional restaurant. The chef owns multiple entities including Guard and Grace, FNG, some Los Chingones and more ─ but now he has his eyes on a …

Golden

South Metro Chamber president to leave for new job

The South Metro Denver Chamber will be hunting for a new leader soon, after President and CEO Bob Golden announced he will step down from the post at the end of October. Golden, who has led the …
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