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”We take care of one another”

As William Holtzman, Chaparral's 16-year-old valedictorian, repeated throughout his commencement address, students at Chaparral are more than classmates. They are teammates. In a ceremony that focused on the students themselves, it was evident he …
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Mustangs brave cold to send off seniors

Ponderosa High School Valedictorian Sarah Bowen was quick to thank her family, friends and teachers as she took the stage to open the graduation ceremony for Ponderosa High School. She didn't thank …
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Dishes to share, friendships to make

Kayla Nilges and three friends visited Acres Restaurant in Englewood recently because they wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day while sharing a sampling of tapas — small plates of food meant to be shared. “I think tapas-style dining is a great …
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    • Parker Town Council pulls Pine Curve application

      Parker residents fighting plans to develop the Pine Curve property into a shopping center scored a victory May 16 when the Town Council voted unanimously to withdraw the rezoning application for the land. “The response from the community was …

    • Graduate: Izzy Schneyer of Ponderosa

      Izzy Schneyer was on the swim team her freshman and sophomore years and the varsity volleyball team during all four years at Ponderosa High School. She was on the school newspaper staff, and a member of the National Honor Society and the student …

    • Graduate: Kristen Torres of Chaparral

      Kristen Torres was a DECA officer for two years, two-year varsity swim captain, a school newspaper reporter, manager of the boys' swim team and a member of the Mental Health Youth Action Board for Children's Hospital Colorado. She plans to attend …

    • Graduation: Stephanie Bryant of Lutheran High School

      Stephanie Bryant was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She also played basketball, volleyball, soccer and track for the Lions. She plans to attend the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and study nursing. I smile …

    • Douglas County School District Superintendent Fagen leaving for job in Texas

      Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen announced Tuesday she is leaving to assume the top position in the Humble Independent School District in Texas, a district of 39,000 …

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