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One recent morning, Deanna Meyer gazed across the soon-to-be construction site on the north end of town between I-25 and U.S. Highway 85, near the Outlets at Castle Rock, and saw hundreds of prairie dogs scurrying and standing sentinel at the … more
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As protesters stood at Founders Parkway and Factory Shops Boulevard — waving signs and shouting at drivers to help save the prairie dogs — a few hundred yards behind them exterminators were already laying traps. The grass-roots campaign, … more
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Douglas County School Board president Kevin Larsen strongly supported a school-funding measure in 2010, but now says the school district shouldn't rush to meet the increasingly narrow window of opportunity to put a similar issue on the November 2015 … more
Results of a recently released state survey show Douglas County's teachers feel safe and supported by their individual school communities, but have concerns about the district's evaluation system. Concerns about evaluations are reflected by … more
After feeling their pleas were ignored by town council, a group of citizens concerned with the development of the Promenade at Castle Rock have taken matters into their own hands. On March 10, the Castle Rock town clerk certified for circulation … more
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Alberta Development Partners, the group behind the construction of the new Promenade at Castle Rock, announced March 20 it has agreed to relocate the 75-100 prairie dogs still on the site. The colony at the development site, located between … more
The long wait for public access to Rueter-Hess Reservoir is almost over. It was more than 10 years ago that Parker Water and Sanitation District customers overwhelmingly approved a $100 million bond issue to fund the construction of the reservoir … more
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A Larkspur Elementary school parent called for a vote of no confidence in principal Kory Moore during a May 19 school meeting, and a petition calling for his removal is circulating among the school community. But Douglas County School District … more
When Craig LeGrotte looks out from the back deck of his Castle Rock home, the view he sees is different than the one he paid for in 1998. What was then open space — an amenity that added a $12,000 premium to his lot — became Castle View High … more
A community group active in the last Douglas County school board election is gearing up for November 2015, when three seats on the reform-focused board will be up for grabs. No challengers have announced yet their intention to run for a board … more
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