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The role of money in the Douglas County School Board election

At an Oct. 3 forum held by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, the eight candidates assured the audience that they were receiving donations from friends, families, teachers, volunteers and colleagues. Several referred to … more

Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

'We all have to be partners'

A local nonprofit seeks to cut through the political noise surrounding climate change by using their ears, rather than their voices. “It's about listening first,” said Parker resident Jamie VanDegrift. “We have to be respectful, we all have … more

So far, focus has remained on the games

Like it or not, what goes on in the National Football League usually filters down to the high school level. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice. The protests became … more

Sheriff's office investigating Douglas County homicide

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as it investigates a weekend homicide in which the body of a woman was found on the side of Interstate 25 near the Greenland Exit south of Larkspur. The woman has been identified … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

Colorado photographer sees the big picture

From his Summit County home near Silverthorne, 9,000 feet above sea level, John Fielder watches an approaching storm front, waiting to find if it will bring rain or snow. “One the edge of bad weather is where I get my best shots,” Fielder … more

Colorado cideries embrace old and new

Colorado is home to nearly 230 breweries, which means practically every kind of beer a person could crave can be found with a little legwork. But let’s face it — beer isn’t for everyone. For those with a more diverse palate or just … more

Daniels Park Road to close for work in late October

Improvements to Daniels Park Road are scheduled to begin the week of Oct. 23. A portion of the existing stretch of gravel, east of Daniels Park, between Griggs Road and Castle Pines Parkway, will be closed for the remainder of the year. Motorists … more

Here's how to cast your ballot in Douglas County

With about a month until the Nov. 7 election, Douglas County voters might have questions about the voting process — how to vote, whether they are registered, where to vote and more. Colorado Elections are administered via mail only. Instead of … more

In schools, it's cafeteria food, remixed

The bass line of “Another One Bites the Dust” pumped through Castle View High School as about 450 area students and their families came together for A Taste of DCSD. Everyone knows what an apple a day can do, but Douglas County School … more

Some key issues in at-large mayor debate

Voters will decide who will elect Castle Rock's mayor in a special election that was called following a citizen-led petition to place the issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. The Citizens for Elected Mayor, a group of petitioners and volunteers, began … more

School board candidates tackle issues at forum

Dozens of community members gathered in the Highlands Ranch High School auditorium on Sept. 26 to listen to seven of the eight Douglas County School Board candidates talk about their stances on issues guiding this year's election. Students from … more

Queen City Jazz Band set to play at Littleton church

Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, begins its 25th season of its delightful Fine Arts Series with a free concert featuring the upbeat Queen City Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. The traditional jazz band has drawn fans … more

5 things to know about I-25 and Arapahoe Road

Why is it being done at all? The project will improve East Arapahoe Road's through traffic by adding a lane in each direction and removing the Interstate 25 bridge supports that used to separate the lanes, officials from the Colorado Department … more

‘This is the most impactful intervention . . . I’ve been part of’

She was in her 50s, well-known to police — and diagnosed as psychotic. For one Castle Rock woman, life was a frightful blur of delusions that left her convinced each of her neighbors was a dangerous criminal. For years, she called … more

Local responders tasked with national relief

First responders see a lot of tragedy in their line of work, but Eric Hurst, who recently returned from assisting local emergency services in Orlando, Florida, after Hurricane Irma, described the experience as “especially eye-opening.” “As … more

Be there and be square

Ask a group of square dancers what impact their passion has had on their lives, and you’ll get one answer over and over: “I met my spouse square dancing.” It’s not hard to see why — how many opportunities does one get to laugh and twirl … more

DACA students rally to renew eligibility, ‘mourn loss of dream’

When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more

$241 million budget for 2018 gets council's OK

Town council didn't have much discussion before approving the 2018 budget on Sept. 19, which might seem odd, Councilmember Jason Bower acknowledged before assuring residents that the council had pored over the 346-page document ahead of the … more
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