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Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Decoding Douglas County's Parks and Open Space

Douglas County's population may be aging, but it's not slowing down. That's according to Randy Burkhardt, Douglas County's assistant director of parks, trails and building grounds. The county has … more

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices … more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … more

Douglas County School Board holds off on STEM contract decision

The Douglas County Board of Education postponed its vote on whether to rescind a three-year charter contract offer for STEM School Highlands Ranch and consider a one-year extension of the school's … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that … more

Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures

A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support … more

DCSD school board denies two charter applications

Citing limited family interest, resources and budget, the Douglas County School Board unanimously turned down two charter school applications, one with a focus on students with special needs, the … more

County will add Community Response Team for youths only

Based on data that shows more than one-third of calls responded to in 2018 by Douglas County’s Community Response Teams — which pair a law enforcement officer with a mental health clinician — … more

School board opts not to reinstate collective bargaining deal with union

Roughly 40 educators from the Douglas County School District filled the boardroom of the district's administrative building at the latest board of education meeting. During public comment, several … more

Roxborough guest is kind of a big deal

Word has it that Big Foot will walk about in Roxborough State Park on June 8 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on a mission to remind visitors to “Leave No Trace” at this gorgeous nearby spot in Douglas … more

A look at Douglas County commissioners’ plan for school security

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently rolled out a plan intended to enhance school security. The $13.3 million plan, approved by commissioners May 28, is multi-pronged and includes both … more

Group urges SRO funding match from school district

About 20 people gathered shortly before 7 a.m. at a Highlands Ranch restaurant, filling plates with eggs and sipping coffee as they settled in to hear from Republican Party leaders and invited … more

How many resource officers does Douglas County need?

Three weeks after the May 7 STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, Douglas County rolled out a plan it says could provide 49 more school resource officers to local campuses in the next three years, … more

Bikes and more Bikes on State & Local Roads this Weekend

One of the region’s largest annual cycling events is taking place on Sunday, June 2, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is advising drivers to be prepared to “Share the Road” with approximately 6,000 bicyclists. more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

Douglas County High School graduation: 'Let's have some fun'

People in the crowd wore ski goggles, fur-lined hoods and zipped into sleeping bags to stay warm for the outdoor graduation ceremony held a day after a late spring snowstorm dumped heavy, wet snow on … more

What the new grads are saying in Douglas County

Isaac Abramovitz, Rock Canyon High School What will you always remember about your time in high school? I will always remember the awesome friendships I made playing sports with my fellow classmates. … more
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