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Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more
Kingsway Academy was granted occupancy of a former gym in Castle Rock just three weeks before the private school was scheduled to open. “People say it takes a village to raise a kid,” said Torrence Jackson, the school's director. “For us, … more
A watchdog organization is calling for transparency in a complaint filed against Douglas Schools for Douglas Kids, an independent expenditure committee that is backing anti-reform candidates who are collectively known as “commUNITY” in the … more
Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in … more
Eight Douglas county nonprofit organizations were awarded grant checks, totaling nearly $318,000, by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The SCFD was created in 1989, and money from the fund is distributed to nonprofit … more
Starting this month, local churches will once again act as host to women and children in need of a place to stay. Run by 1,200 volunteers, the Winter Shelter Network, in its second year, rotates through 12 churches in Douglas County, providing … more
Douglas County residents who need assistance with the voting process or have questions about the coordinated election can seek help at one of four Voter Service and Polling Centers in Douglas County. Centers will be open Oct. 30 at 8 a.m., and will … more
Students and staff assembled in the auditorium of Mountain Vista High School for what senior Grace Wilson described as a “once in a lifetime” experience. On stage, behind a long table, sat the Colorado Supreme Court. Over three hours, the seven … more
Piper Reasoner smiles as she asks a series of questions to a student in the training room at Legend High School. “What is your name?” “Are you nauseous?” “Am I in focus right now?” Minutes earlier the boy, 17, was elbowed in … more
Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more
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