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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 … more

Man arrested on suspicion of fatal July 4 hit-and-run

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Preston James Dorris, 36, on suspicion of being the motorist who fatally struck cyclist Chuck Vogel in Parker on July 4. more

Driver of fatal hit-and-run still at-large

Police are still searching for the person who struck and killed a cyclist with a vehicle July 4 and have been reaching out to the public for help. more

Cyclist dies from July 4 hit-and-run, driver at-large

A cyclist who was hit by a car July 4 has died, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Office officials. more

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Scope out the heavens at area observatories

One of the best parts of summer are the warm evenings, which allow for all kinds of fun activities without the sweltering summer sun. And some great activities are only available during the evening … more

Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures

A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support … more

School board opts not to reinstate collective bargaining deal with union

Roughly 40 educators from the Douglas County School District filled the boardroom of the district's administrative building at the latest board of education meeting. During public comment, several … more

Roxborough guest is kind of a big deal

Word has it that Big Foot will walk about in Roxborough State Park on June 8 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on a mission to remind visitors to “Leave No Trace” at this gorgeous nearby spot in Douglas … more

Group urges SRO funding match from school district

About 20 people gathered shortly before 7 a.m. at a Highlands Ranch restaurant, filling plates with eggs and sipping coffee as they settled in to hear from Republican Party leaders and invited … more

How many resource officers does Douglas County need?

Three weeks after the May 7 STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, Douglas County rolled out a plan it says could provide 49 more school resource officers to local campuses in the next three years, … more

Case against woman charged in fatal crash moves forward

Family and friends of a young couple killed in a February car crash following a police chase packed a Castle Rock courtroom during a hearing for the accused killer. Deanna Bixby, 20, faces several … more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to … more

Local event marks Older Americans Month

Since 1963, our nation has been celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month, OAM is a time to honor the wisdom, experience and contributions of past … more

Douglas County residents are urged to boost their giving

With so much health and wealth in Douglas County, local philanthropists say it’s time for the county to make a name for itself as one of the state’s most generous communities. At the annual … more

Voter-approved funds go to buildings, programs

Following the passage of the mill levy override (MLO) and bond initiatives, I committed to providing you with regular updates about how that money is being utilized. Here’s the latest on how … more

Archaeologist talks prehistoric Douglas County

Gordon Tucker has studied prehistoric sites across Israel, Japan and the western United States, including Douglas County. On April 15, Tucker, an archaeologist, gave a presentation to members of the … more
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