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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
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 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
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
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
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