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As school starts, lawmakers are touting an education law passed this year that many believe will help students achieve greater success. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a pair of school funding measures that Gov. John Hickenlooper later … more
One memory marker along the Walk to Remember path may ask a person what his favorite travel destination is and why. Another might be inquiring what a person's dream job was when she was a child. The goal is to spark conversation and awareness of … more
The Douglas County commissioners took an important step in helping secure the county's water future at their regular meeting on Aug. 26. By joining in on the South Metro Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Authority's agreement with … more
A proposed $15 million unnamed project could bring another sustainable water source to three northwestern Douglas County subdivisions and an industrial park. In 2012, work started on the project that includes the subdivisions of Plum Valley … more
At its Aug. 26 meeting, the Castle Rock Town Council approved a watershed master plan that will provide the framework for future development in the area. The plan provides a guide for managing necessary drainage way improvements as development … more
The Douglas County School Board long has expressed dissatisfaction with the state's education funding, saying county residents shoulder an unfair tax burden. It is not alone in concerns about K-12 funding. A Colorado Department of Education … more
When it comes to protecting animals from the vesicular stomatitis virus that is spreading across the state, cleanliness is key, officials say. The virus, spread primarily by flies, causes oral blisters and painful sores that can lead to … more
Key Democratic lawmakers were frustrated with Gov. John Hickenlooper's guidance last year on a death penalty repeal bill and now feel that there was an opportunity lost, given that Hickenlooper's … more
The debate over the use of American Indian mascots will come to the state Capitol next year. State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, is expected to carry a bill that could result in schools losing … more
Results of Castle Rock's Aug. 19 special election were announced this afternoon, with voters approving both measures. more
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