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Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Douglas County students to participate in school walkout planned for March 14

Some Douglas County students are planning to join schools across the nation in a walkout at 10 a.m. March 14. The event, called “#Enough National School Walkout,” is in response to the Feb. 14 … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

It’s time to talk: Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge? Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Interim superintendent will apply for permanent position

Douglas County School District interim Superintendent Erin Kane has announced that she will apply for the permanent superintendent position. “Many of you have asked me if I intend to apply,” Kane … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

Slain Douglas County deputy 'never gave up'

Hardworking. Team player. Fun. Dedicated. Devoted. Father. Husband. Human. This is how colleagues, friends and family members described Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the … more

Rock Canyon students leave their mark downtown

On a recent December afternoon, a handful of Rock Canyon High School students traveled to downtown Denver to transform a gray concrete wall into a colorful Colorado landscape. The students, along … more

Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more

Time to Talk: ‘If people are in crisis, they shouldn’t have to wait’

Jo Ann Mahoney, 34, used to be insured by Medicaid, the federal public health insurance program for low-income people. It allowed her to see a therapist for depression and anxiety. Therapy, she said, … more

Time to Talk: A shared story

Growing up in Highlands Ranch, Sydney Chapin, 19, had everything she needed: a nice home where she lived with her parents and younger sister, good schools, close friends, money to pay for a tutor or … more

Editorial: It’s time to talk about mental health

Sydney Chapin is 19. She grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Rock Canyon High School. She will tell you she is privileged: She has had a comfortable life, materially. But over her young … more

National superintendent search in the works for school district

Following more than an hour of deliberation at a special meeting on Dec. 4, the Douglas County School Board voted 7-0 to hire a firm to conduct a national search for a permanent superintendent. “I … more

Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

School board president closes chapter after eight years

If Meghann Silverthorn could change anything about her eight years on the Douglas County School Board, it would be the process and timing of policies implemented by the board, she said. “You can't … more

School board weighs options on superintendent search

Hiring a permanent superintendent is a school board's most important job, multiple members of the Douglas County School Board said at a Nov. 28 board of education meeting in Castle Rock. At the … more

Ray named school board president as new members take seats

Dozens of people crowded around the front doors of the Douglas County School District Administrative Building in Castle Rock on Nov. 28. Inside, the conference room was maxed out at more than 100 … more
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