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New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Winter Shelter Network provides crucial service

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-20s, but inside the fellowship hall of a church in Douglas County, a diverse community is enjoying a hearty home-cooked meal and lively … more

Community events open fair and rodeo

Two community celebrations helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo over the weekend — the Western Heritage Welcome, which includes a steer drive through downtown Castle Rock, and a parade … more

Douglas County household chemical roundup is Aug. 11

Douglas County residents can dispose of their household chemicals, paints, fluids batteries and more at the roundup Aug. 11 in Highlands Ranch. Proof of Douglas County residency is required, and the … more

You don't say — officers go viral with lip-sync challenge

Police departments across the Denver suburbs have been facing a new challenge — a lip sync challenge. In between busting criminals, Denver-area cops have been busting moves in the viral social … more

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

Thomas again calls for Holbert to step down as Douglas County commissioner

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners was set to consider appointing Dave Gill to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office on July 10, which it ultimately did, but not before discussion again … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Douglas County commissioner says defeated colleague should step down

Abe Laydon landed a victory, but attention quickly shifted to the future of the opponent he defeated in the Republican primary for the District 1 Douglas County commissioner seat. Commissioner Lora … more

Douglas County school board reviews new superintendent's entry plan

As the start date for the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District approaches, members of the school board are in the process of reviewing an entry plan with goals and expectations … more

Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who … more

School tool kit, online screenings geared toward early intervention

Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, offers two unique tools for the public to promote the prevention and early intervention of mental illness — one … more

Jake Heintzelman has strong end to lacrosse journey

Jake Heintzelman had a special season for the Douglas County boys lacrosse team. The Huskies finished seventh in the eight-team Douglas County League but Heintzelman held his own against the … more

Douglas County signs 'exclusive use' deal with firefighting helicopter

Douglas County has entered into an “exclusive use” contract with the Loveland-based company Trans Aero LTD, which operates wildfire-fighting helicopters, in order to base one Trans Aero … more

Castle Rock man's curiosity leads far into English history

No one tells the story quite like he does. Greg Sherwood, when he talks about the tale of Sir Richard Lane, a man who died hundreds of years before Sherwood was born, speaks fast and with a twinkle … more

Firefigthing helicopter company under zoning violation

The future of Rampart Helicopter Services and its relationship with Douglas County remained uncertain as of June 12 when county commissioners could not reach a decision while debating how to resolve … more

School board denies approval of STEM-based charter school

About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they … 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

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more
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