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Plane crash in northern Douglas County leaves one dead

One person was killed after a small plane crashed in a residential area of northern Douglas County, east of I-25, the night of May 11. About 9 p.m., a Cirrus SR22 went down near RidgeGate Parkway … more

Ex-teacher waives hearing in video case

Steven Michael Jenkins, the former Douglas County School District employee accused of taking upskirt videos of multiple women and students, including minors, appeared in court for a preliminary … more

‘You don’t know all the people you have touched’

Becca Tuska was 16 years old when doctors left a surgical tool in her body during surgery for a sports injury. The former dancer spent the next year fighting infections as doctors searched for a … more

Laydon vows fresh view on county government

Abe Laydon’s opponent in the Republican primary election for county commissioner, Diane Holbert, may have years of experience in a public office, a service Laydon says he respects. But he believes … more

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer … more

Prints of 2018 fair poster available now from artist

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch created the 2018 commemorative poster for the 2018 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (the 100th) and is offering signed, limited-edition prints that are available now, … more

Editorial: Message about social media’s downside demands response

There’s no doubt that social media has its positives: It reunites us with old friends. Keeps us in touch with family who live in distant places. Connects us with organizations and people who … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … more

Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention … more

Western Douglas County fire sparked by power line, tree collision

State Highway 67 reopened for all traffic April 18 following a fire the day before that forced pre-evacuations zones and closed portions of the roadway. At approximately 10:23 a.m. April 17, West … more

E-470 board votes to eliminate vehicle registration fee

Colorado motorists who live in counties in which E-470 vehicle registration fees have been imposed no longer will be assessed those fees. The E-470 Board of Directors unanimously voted April 12 to … more

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the … more

Hemp-extract products come to Park Meadows

Shoppers at Park Meadows often slow down when they pass the new Phytorite kiosk, located outside the Tesla store. Some shake their head and walk away quickly, while others slowly approach the kiosk … more

Forums offer chance for discussion on mental health

Colorado Community Media, in partnership with Douglas County Libraries and the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, will present a series of public forums, “Time to Talk,” on mental health in … more

'Sully' to headline Centennial Airport's 50th

He's a renowned pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He's been an “aviation and safety expert” for CBS News. He's one of the 2009 TIME 100 most influential people in the world. And … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Colleagues of superintendent selection Tucker applaud his leadership

Tom Burton, associate superintendent of Princeton City Schools, recalls a time when he was eating at a restaurant with his superintendent, Thomas Tucker. An employee and former student approached … more

Douglas County School Board's choice for new superintendent is leader of district in Cincinnati

He's trustworthy, student-centered, an inspiration, a lifelong learner. That's how Douglas County School Board members described their choice for the district's new superintendent. At a special … more

State, Douglas County debut new first-responder training facility

In 2015, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she directed traffic at an accident on Interstate 25 near Castle Rock. In 2016, a passing trucker … more

Douglas County School Board poised to pick new superintendent

The Douglas County School Board is expected to announce its choice for the permanent superintendent position this week, paring down a list of three finalists. Erin Kane, who has served as interim … more
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