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A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision March 22 regarding the Douglas County School district will have ramifications for special needs students across the country. The court has sided with the … more
At a middle school career fair, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jay Martin received an unexpected comment from an eighth-grade student. “She came up to me and said, ‘I wanted to thank you,’ ” Martin said. “I said, ‘for … more
Pointing to a poster hung on the wall of his hangar, dotted with various types of helicopters, Jeff Armstrong of Rampart Helicopter Service singles out which helicopters his pilot, Brian Toomey, has flown. “These, these, all these, these,” … more
Steve Beggs moved to town with his family in 2009. One factor in choosing the home they bought, he said, was the great access to local trail systems. Their home is a quarter mile from an access point to trail systems in Ridgeline Open Space in The … more
A construction defects reform bill that lawmakers had high hopes for is likely headed for defeat in the state House of Representatives after being assigned to the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on March 14. Senate Bill 156, … more
From March 10-12, the National Western Stock Show Complex in Denver hosted more than 150 events for thousands of horses and horse lovers alike during the 2017 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo. Throughout the weekend, nine arenas and event spaces … more
Each year, Douglas County School District teachers are spending about 1,035 hours of their time on non-instructional activities, according to a new survey commissioned by the district. District teachers are contracted for 185 days per year. This … more
A Castle Rock man has been arrested and named in an indictment that alleges he was a leader of a large-scale marijuana-trafficking ring that transported pot illegally grown at multiple locations on … more
When Christi Granato-Dexter’s son Aiden was saying 100 words at the age of 1, she knew he was learning at a faster rater than his peers. When it came time to choose a school, she decided on American Academy Charter School in Castle Pines. … more
In a school district in which the word “choice” has become something of a mantra, nearly one in five students attends a charter school. To some, that represents progress by expanding educational options for parents and students. To others, it … more
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