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Polls in two key statewide races released last week indicated conflicting results that are being taken with a grain of salt by political observers. One poll showed good news for Gov. John … more
David A. Weaver was sworn in as the new Douglas County Commissioner for District I by District Court Judge Paul A. King on July 21. Weaver, who served as Douglas County sheriff since 2005, is … more
A July 15 “yes” vote by the Regional Transportation District's board of directors is a vital step toward construction of the southeast light rail extension. The RTD board voted to move forward with the $207 million project, which will add 2.3 … more
Immediately after it became official last week that legislative efforts to deal with hydraulic fracturing had ended, pro-fracking Republicans in key statewide races ramped up pressure on their … more
Maria Orlova has been to quite a few fairs since being named Douglas County Rodeo Queen last year, but one left a particularly lasting impression on her. “The Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center put on this special event at the Pro Rodeo Hall … more
At a special selection meeting July 19 at the Douglas County Justice Center, Kim Ransom was chosen to replace Jack Hilbert as the Republican nominee for the House District 44 seat. Ransom was elected by a majority on the first ballot. House … more
A Douglas County agency hopes it can provide compassionate care for residents who have fallen on hard times — without the stigma attached. At the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair July 28 at Parker’s PACE Center, locals who are in … more
Some innovative Douglas County teens are well on their way to becoming the future's leaders in technology. Technology Student Association members from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Legend High School in Parker and Mesa Middle … more
It's not often that a STEM-focused school can claim a thriving performing arts program. American Academy's two Douglas County campuses are perhaps showing the way to the future with the expansion of their visual and performing arts repertoire … more
Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
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