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Just ahead of Castle Rock’s plan to review its 25-year-old ordinance banning pit bulls, along with the animal code as a whole, complexities around banned animal breeds that are sometimes deemed emotional support animals have come to light, … more
More than 200 residents of a Lone Tree neighborhood have raised objections to the Douglas County School District’s approval of the purchase of a nearby building that will serve as home to the district’s evening high school program. A number … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
In 2003, George Teal was a somewhat new Castle Rock resident. It was as a constituent that Teal, now a councilmember, said he was concerned upon hearing a ban had been implemented that year on open carry of firearms. Teal’s first thought was … more
The often-divided Douglas County School District community is rallying in favor of a common idea: raising taxes. "This is a first for me," said board of education President Meghann Silverthorn. … more
It’s around noon on a Tuesday afternoon and the Centennial Gun Club is buzzing with business. People browse the club’s shop and cafe while others make use of the indoor public shooting range. The sound and smell of gunfire fills the general … more
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The Douglas County Board of Education has extended the contract of Interim Superintendent Erin Kane through the 2017-18 school year, meaning the school district will continue to hold off on a search … more
At her sentencing hearing, Brooke Higgins, a teenager convicted of a plot to kill staff and students at Mountain Vista High School, took the stand and wept as she apologized to the … more
Gretchen Simon and Timi Aguilar want to talk to their congressional representatives. About health care. About immigration. About women’s rights. The women, both members of Douglas County’s Indivisible, a grassroots movement opposing President … more
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The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
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