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Roundup of this week's letters on the Douglas County School Board race

A crucial vote against reforms I moved to Douglas County 10 years ago when my sons were babies, specifically for the vibrant, beloved, top-ranked schools. I am a former teacher, charter and … more

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

How to navigate rising interest rates

Investors and consumers have been hearing about the pitfalls of rising interest rates on their fixed income investments for years. We are starting to feel complacent since the Federal Reserve Board has been very cautious in their interest rate hikes … more

Douglas County Republican Party endorses Elevate slate

The Douglas County Republican Party announced its endorsement of the Elevate slate for Douglas County School Board on Oct. 19. A written statement said the move was a needed response to help "level … more

Meet the young family in Castle Rock's oldest house

Cereal, bananas and pickles. That was the breakfast of choice for the Braun children, who live in the oldest home in Castle Rock, as they recently prepared breakfast in bed for their parents, Brittany and David. After four years of construction … more

Elevate slate holds advantage in donations to candidates' campaigns

Campaign finance reports made public by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Oct. 17 show that the eight candidates for Douglas County School Board have collectively raised $168,850 - about … more

Hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring into Douglas County School Board races

Candidates' campaigns in this year's races for Douglas County School Board have already raised more than double the amount of money received by hopefuls two years ago. But the $168,850 donated … more

Castle Rock woman is world champ in Western dressage

For the fifth consecutive year, Frances Carbonnel of Castle Rock reigns as champion in the Western dressage world. During the last week of September, Carbonnel participated in a musical freestyle competition, where she bade her horse to passage, … more

Suspect taken into custody in connection with homicide

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office took a suspect into custody Oct. 13 in connection with the homicide of 24-year-old Shelby Weatherly, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Weatherly's body was found on the side of Interstate 25 … more

Technology gives residents a new voice

Douglas County just came up with a way to connect the community in a 21st century way, allowing locals to ask Alexa about what's going on around town. John Thompson, the county’s data services manager, combined two technologies to better serve … more

Cancer fund lets patients get away

Nora Earnest couldn't look at her bedsheets without her stomach turning. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 at age 32, the beginning of a three-year back-and-forth between treatment and relapse. After about nine months of her first round of … more

School board campaigns take different approaches

Brad Wann, a supporter of Elevate Douglas County and the former vice chairman of the Douglas County Republicans, plans on canvassing with his alpacas, reindeer and burros before the Douglas County School Board Election on Nov. 7. People, he said, like … more

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” … more

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … more

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
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