Special-education survey going to parents, school employees
Douglas County School District will soon launch an electronic survey for parents and district staff to provide feedback on the district's special education services. The survey is not in response to …
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'The fastest 30 seconds of your entire life'

By the time Allison Pankoff approached the starting line for the championship rally master's race of the All-American Soap Box Derby Championship in Akron, Ohio, on July 21, she already felt content. …

New funding needed to maintain excellence in Douglas County School District

I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the new superintendent of Douglas County School District, the third largest school district in the state of Colorado. As we begin the 2018-19 school …

Editorial: We’re committed to community, real news

Volunteers retrofit a Castle Rock family’s home to help the 10-year-old son, paralyzed in an auto crash, maneuver more easily. A flash flood in Englewood kills one woman and devastates the lives of …

Letter to the editor: Say no to tax hike to fund schools

Say no to tax hike Views expressed at the Aug. 7 Douglas County School Board meeting were one-sided perspectives by tax-increase advocates. But we must ask, where’s the doom and gloom catastrophic …

Carriage rides axed from Parker budget

Parker Town Council announced during a recent meeting it would make a second wave of budget cuts totaling $2 million to the 2018 budget. Among several department cutbacks, the town decided to …

News

Parker bank robbed, suspect at-large

Police report a man robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Parker in the afternoon Aug. 21 and are currently looking for the suspect.

Life

Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their …

Sports

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu …

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter …
Voices
Winning Words

To be heard we must first learn to listen

Have you ever had a one-sided conversation? You know what I mean, the kind of conversation that is more of a monologue than a dialogue, where one of the parties is talking “at” the other party …
Quiet Desperation

Wishing it were earlier in the late-night world

I am drifting into obscurity and irrelevance, and there is no known cure, except to lie about it, and to pretend I know what is going on. I used to be current. I used to know these people, these …

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Financial Strategies

Having no plan means having a plan to fail

The recent Washington Post article, “Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan” caught my attention. I recall when I first began creating financial plans in 1986, we had a motto, “When you …
Quiet Desperation

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
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