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Parents and students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary are devastated by the departure of a popular teacher who recently resigned. Fourth-grade teacher Mike Mizones cited an environment that "compromises … more
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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
A Parker man was killed after his motorcycle struck an oncoming car on Highway 83 south of Bayou Gulch Road. Aaron Gallegos, 45, was traveling northbound on Highway 83 when his 1980 Harley … more
A Colorado Department of Education audit of Ponderosa High School's schedule has resulted in longer class times and a shorter lunch period for the 2014-15 academic year. State officials are providing limited information about the audit of the … 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
Voters in Castle Rock this month have the chance to weigh in on two ballot questions that will help shape the future of the town's gun laws. The first is a question relating to whether or not the town manager has the authority to ban open carry in town-owned and -run buildings, facilities and parks. Open carry is currently outlawed in those locations, in accordance to the town manager. more
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. more
An arbitrator has decided in favor of the Douglas County teachers' union in a lawsuit about the teachers' sick-leave bank filed against the Douglas County School District. The arbitrator's decision is non-binding, and DCSD officials did not … more
The Douglas County School District says the Colorado Department of Education's statistics don't accurately reflect local teacher turnover. Among the differences: The state measures a different time period than the district, includes charter … more
Ron and Jill Olds were hoping for the best when they put their Castle Rock home on the market this April. After being told by a real estate agent a few years back they couldn't get a penny more than $179,000, they decided to wait for the market … more
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