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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
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
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