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Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top …
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Attendees gathered on the track to take a group photo at the end of the "Stop the COVID Chaos" rally at Bandimere Speedway on Sept. 1.

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 …

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 …
A crowd walks on a trail up to Carnival Hill during the 2019 Parker Days festival.

Money.com ranks Parker No. 2 on list of best places to live

Parker has been named the second best place to live in the United States by Money.com. The town trails only Evans, Georgia, in the publication's 2020 rankings, released Sept. 22. “Parker is …

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 …

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 …
Education
Police were on scene at Castle View High School in Castle Rock the morning of Sept. 21.

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.

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School …

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, …

For the second time this week, Legend High School asks dozens to quarantine

The Douglas County School District has asked 88 more people to quarantine at Legend High School after learning of another positive COVID-19 case at the school. A letter dated Sept. 14 said students …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …
Business
Model homes are open for viewing at the Independence community. Developers anticipate the first homes could be ready for move-in within two months.

Home sales begin at Independence development between Parker and Elizabeth

Model homes are up, landscaping is in place, and the old barn at the Bentley homestead has been restored at the new Independence community located at 1001 Hilltop Road between Parker and Elizabeth. …
Kiewit's new regional headquarters is under construction in Lone Tree.

Kiewit campus eyes summer opening in Lone Tree

Lone Tree's newest corporate citizen is scheduled to finish the first of its two-building office campus near Interstate 25. Kiewit Corp., a multibillion-dollar construction and engineering firm, is …
A rendering of the View, a mixed-use development planned for downtown Castle Rock. The project is planned for a 2-acre lot.

Castle Rock moves forward on downtown mixed-use development

Downtown Castle Rock is one step closer to having a new, mixed-use development with more than 200 apartments after council members voted to move forward in a Sept. 1 meeting. The View, which is a …
A rendering shows what part of The Streets at SouthGlenn could look like if the City of Centennial approves developers’ plans.

SouthGlenn development plan to reach formal review stage soon

Nearly a year and a half after plans to redevelop Centennial’s flagship shopping complex met the public eye at a meeting that drew more than 100, The Streets at SouthGlenn’s main property owner …

Douglas County hands out recovery funds to cities, businesses

Some Douglas County municipalities and small businesses are on their way to receiving COVID-19 recovery funds after the county began divvying up their $30 million of CARES Act money. In an Aug. 25 …
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