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New way to use the library

The new year brings new active workout options for Douglas County Libraries cardholders. Through Douglas County Libraries' new partnership with Aaptiv, an audio-based fitness app on the Apple App …
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Governor presents first budget to lawmakers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families. Polis …

No RV dump site planned in Castle Rock's near future

Castle Rock residents hauling an RV back from their mountain trip or family vacation today have the closest access to an RV dump site in Chatfield State Park, and it appears that won't be changing in …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Teens in Douglas County who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …

Strive to Thrive fair offers hot meal, assistance

Douglas County residents facing hard times can learn about resources available to them while enjoying a hot meal at the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair. The free event Jan. 29 will provide …
Education

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim …

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million …

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …

Awards honor outstanding Douglas County teens

Douglas County teens who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives are recognized each year by the Douglas County Youth Initiative through its outstanding youth …

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands …
Business

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Castle Rock to consider local regulations for kratom

Castle Rock has temporarily suspended the approval of any new businesses dealing in kratom — an herb made from a tree native to southeast Asia — as research into the substance continues at the …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many …
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