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Two suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in the Canterberry neighborhood of Parker just after midnight on Feb. 23. At about 12:30 a.m., the Parker Police Department received … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
As news of opioid and heroin addiction spreads throughout the United States, local officials are being forced to respond to the threat it poses to Parker and surrounding areas. “This opioid epidemic is not targeting the inner city of Chicago … more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
Protectors of the Pike National Forest get a financial boost each year from Douglas County, and that help came again Feb. 14 with a $100,000 donation of federal funds to five rural fire districts serving the national park in Douglas County. “We … more
More than 70 students from high schools across Douglas County convened at the Parker Douglas County Libraries branch on Feb. 4 for the first Battle of the Books competition. The event tested competitors’ knowledge of 10 books, assigned in … more
Douglas County commissioners appointed themselves as the three-member county board of adjustment Feb. 14. No one from the public commented on the agenda item, nor did commissioners offer statements before the vote. “Our board is ultimately … more
Amid dry conditions this winter, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has declared a Stage 1 fire ban for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County — including Highlands Ranch — prohibiting open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. A violation of … more
Members of the military who are trying to transition into the civilian workforce received free suits and business attire at an event in Lone Tree last week. The clothing was collected by the Farmers Insurance Suits for Soldiers national campaign … more
Young men and women stepped out of limousines, walked the red carpet, ate a catered dinner and danced the night away at the Night to Shine prom at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Centennial. “This is my first prom,” said Nora Jacobs, … more
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