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Two new charter schools will open in Douglas County for the 2015 school year, and three more are in the approval and planning stages. Not everyone thinks that's good news. Retired teacher Gary Colley voiced concern about the proliferation of … more
A student-organized forum called “Black Lives Matter” about recent police shootings of black men and boys drew few participants but intense discussion. The March 16 event at Highlands Ranch's Westridge Recreation Center was part of an ongoing … more
Douglas County's legislative delegation addressed about 50 business and community leaders from the area March 11 during the Morning at the Capitol event in Denver. The event was held by the Douglas County Business Alliance, a group comprising the … more
Castle Rock residents can meet the three finalists vying to be Castle Rock's next town manager at a reception March 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox … more
An early November 2014 cold snap did more than send Front Range residents scrambling for their parkas. It also took trees by surprise. Evidence of that is showing up now in evergreens bearing brown-tipped or solid brown needles. But whether … more
Douglas County Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen was one of only four Colorado school leaders who didn't sign a recent statement about K-12 school funding concerns. Fagen doesn't fault the statement, she said, but believes it doesn't go far … more
Buffalo Ridge Elementary teacher Ronda Gutierrez sees her 2015 Apple Award as recognition of the importance of physical education. It's a subject often overlooked among more traditional classwork. Because of that, Gutierrez feels she accepted the … more
Pine Grove Elementary fifth-grader Kole McNamara didn't join his classmates in taking the PARCC test this month. After reviewing some of the test questions and reading about the assessment, his mother, Laura McNamara, opted the Parker student out of … more
Drake Bebout celebrated his 10th birthday by being the first paying customer to ride the new zip line course at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock. Drake and his father Mark, who are from nearby Franktown, were joined by their family in Castle … more
What would Castle Rock look like today if it were hit with a historic flood like the one that devastated the town in 1965? What did Main Street look like in the 1920s? What might Castle Rock look like in another 50 years? At upcoming events … more
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