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Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
Residents of Larkspur, population 100-plus, could start receiving roughly between $2,000 and $20,000 per year from the town just for living there. That is, if voters OK allowing retail marijuana businesses and a 5 percent excise tax on sales, estimates a referendum organizer, James McVaney. more
The issue of whether the open carry of firearms should be allowed in Town of Castle Rock-owned buildings and parks will go to a public vote. A special public meeting was held April 14 as a necessary follow-up to a successful referendum petition a group of residents initiated after council voted in late January to repeal an 11-year-old ordinance banning open carry on town property. more
On Jan. 28 at about 11 p.m., Castle Rock Town Council voted 4-3 to repeal the current ban on open carrying of firearms in some town buildings and facility. And on Jan. 29 at about 9:30 a.m. a … more
The Castle Rock Town Council voted May 20 to approve the language for a ballot question that addresses the issue of the open carry of firearms in municipal-owned buildings and town parks. A special election is set for Aug. 19. The ballot … more
Criticism of the school board was the theme at the Douglas County School District’s “Board Unplugged” meeting March 3. The evening focused on CFO Bonnie Betz’s presentation about a funding measure the district is seeking. Small-group … more
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. more
He was age 6, and bored out of his mind one day, while in the middle of playing a baseball game — even then, not a team-sports fan — when he spotted something. And he started walking. more
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A proposed change to the public comment portion of the Douglas County School Board of Education meetings prompted one concerned board member to read a portion of the First Amendment, and one of the board's strongest supporters to speak against the idea. The board nevertheless moved a step closer to implementing the change during a special March 18 meeting. more
Beginning Feb. 27, anyone who has a handgun or assault rifle or any other legally purchased firearm may carry it in their hands, or holstered, to Castle Rock Town Council meetings and other town … more
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