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Community members protest, call for school board members to resign

More than 50 community members held signs and protested outside the June 21 Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting in Castle Rock. They wore T-shirts and held signs that read …
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How to be smart in the sun

Nicole Shultz has two children, ages 5 and 7. Like most parents, she’s endured the task of putting sunscreen on small, squirmy bodies. “You want coverage that you can wipe quick and go,” she said. Shultz, of Highlands Ranch, uses …
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Ready for the worst in the wild

Any elementary school teacher who has taken students outside for class will tell you it can be a disaster. For Rocky Vista University students who recently crossed Colorado's northern border for field training, disaster was the whole point. Over …
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    • School board members cleared of violations in encounter with student

      The Douglas County School District Board of Education president and vice president have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the alleged bullying of a Ponderosa High School student. An independent …

    • Students study sublimation

      The Discovery East room at the PACE Center was full of bubbles, giggles and steam on June 17, as Laurel Block and her students capped a week of science studies with experiments involving dry ice. Block is an instructor with Mad Science of …

    • Parker's potable plaza

      It's a sunny summer morning at the shopping center at 18921 Plaza Drive, but the lights are off and the air is tinged with a musky aroma inside Purgatory Cellars Winery. It's winemaking day, and co-owner Gary Tassler sits at a small table covered …

    • Salt and sand give way to sirens

      An unassuming cinder block-and-concrete building that had been used to store sand and road salt for the Douglas County School District will now house reserve fire engines for the South Metro Fire and Rescue Authority. The building was owned by …

    • Nonprofit gives hope to homeless

      Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn’t immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County …

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