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In-person motor vehicle, driver license services close for Election Day

Douglas County motor vehicle and driver license services will not be available on Election Day, as these offices focus their support on general election operations. However, alternatives to in-person … more

Douglas County looks to revise resolution on licensing pets

Douglas County is proposing revisions to the resolution for the control and licensing of dogs and household pets, and residents are invited to offer their input. The resolution originally passed in … more

County board speaks on ballot issues

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has taken positions on five ballot issues up for election this November — opposing three issues and supporting two. The board supported the passage of … more

Editorial: It’s time to answer the call for our schools

Worn-out rugs installed 25 years ago contain asbestos, chipped floor tiles trip students, teaching positions are cut to pay for critical building repairs. Students wear coats to stay warm when the … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Letter to the editor: Keep politics out

Keep politics out Recent letter writer Jake Meuli has the right of it. My family has lived in Douglas County since 1983. Two of my three children experienced the DougCo educational system, as well as … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 5A, 5B

Vote yes on 5A, 5B As a parent, community member and director of the Douglas County Board of Education, I fully support 5A and 5B. Passing a bond and mill levy override would provide DCSD with a … more

Letter to the editor: Schools need your vote

Schools need your vote The Douglas County School District currently has capital needs that could threaten the physical safety or interrupt the education of children in our community and no dedicated … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes for our children

Vote yes for our children I have one child attending school in Littleton Public Schools and another in Douglas County School District and I can testify to the fact that more funding provides more … more

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, … more

Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the … more

Looking ahead at the next decade

It has been 10 years since Lehman Brothers failed. That was the ultimate culmination of one of the worst decades in economic history when three recessions occurred in one 10-year period. Remember the … more

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column … more

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all … more

‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic … more

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or … more

Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more
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