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Chili cook-off raises money for fallen officers

Some of Douglas County’s top chili cooks gathered at Schweiger Ranch Sept. 15 for the second annual Hometown Heroes Chili Cook-Off and Family Festival. The event, hosted in conjunction with the …

Town gains insight from public on Parker Road, downtown parking

The Town of Parker hosted two open houses concerning plans for parking standards and the Parker Road corridor plan on Sept. 11 and 12. On Sept. 12, the town hosted an open house discussing the …

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style …

Douglas County assessor honored for innovation

The Douglas County Assessor's Office, led by Assessor Lisa Frizell, has been awarded the Center for Digital Government's Government Experience Award for innovation in the assessor's website and …

Equine infectious anemia confirmed in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received presumptive positive equine infectious anemia test results Aug. 24 from the Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Laboratory. An additional …
Education

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah …

Suicide intervention skills training provided

Learn the skills to help save someone from suicide. Participants of the two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training sessions will gain more knowledge about suicide, learn the skills needed …

School district’s test scores demonstrate growth

Standardized test score results released in August show that the Douglas County School District improved from last year and outperformed the state in several areas. Under the Colorado Measures of …

School board: 'We have to pass this'

The Douglas County Board of Education recently approved two tax measures for additional funding on the November ballot. Now, the pressure is on. “To me, it would be devastating to lose this,” …

ACC president earns excellence award

Arapahoe Community College President Diana Doyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 NASPA IV-West Presidential Excellence Award. Doyle, who has served as president of ACC since April …
Business

More affordable housing in the works for Douglas County

More affordable housing is planned for Douglas County in the near future. Plans to construct an affordable housing apartment building near South Jamaica Street and Inverness Parkway continued moving …

Promenade moving toward completion

On a recent September afternoon, Shirley Beyer walked toward her truck parked in the lot for T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Castle Rock. She loaded up her shopping bags and put her cart in the bay. Next …

Earth Treks gym is open for those ready to climb walls

Emily Camp smiled as she emerged from Earth Treks facility at 1050 W. Hampden Ave. in Englewood after spending a couple hours on the facility's indoor climbing walls. “I am an avid climber and I …

In Their Business

Hospital welcomes new CEO Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis has been named president and CEO at Craig Hospital in Englewood. She will formally begin her role Oct. 1. Allen-Davis replaces Mike Fordyce, who …

Light rail testing to begin this year for extension in Lone Tree

The Regional Transportation District southeast light rail extension in Lone Tree is expected to finish on schedule, according to RTD officials. The three additional stops south of Lincoln Station on …
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