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They subject themselves to grueling obstacle-course races that go by names like Rugged Maniac, MuckFest and Tough Mudder. Their strength, endurance and will are tested as they Army-crawl through mud under barbed wire, climb 15-foot walls … more
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees said last week the future of an over-budget VA hospital under construction in Aurora is unclear because the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn't come up with an acceptable plan for … more
An effort to alert teachers to a parent-created survey violated Douglas County School District's policies, but the two women behind the survey are nevertheless getting responses. Jeanne Work Swaim and Debbie Gurley, frustrated by the district's … more
Both the Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School May 22 graduation ceremonies have been moved from the US Air Force Academy to the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado … more
Results of a recently released state survey show Douglas County's teachers feel safe and supported by their individual school communities, but have concerns about the district's evaluation system. Concerns about evaluations are reflected by … more
Town and library officials are preparing to start construction on a new library in downtown Parker. The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. May 18 at the new site at 20105 E. Mainstreet, on the corner of East … more
The roots of racism are historic and tangled, and linked to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, pastor and Denver Freedom Riders' founder Anthony Grimes told a group of people at ThunderRidge High School on May 11. Grimes was the … more
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock used examples from 2014 to underscore the dangers faced by deputies every day they put on the badge. One deputy wrestled a .45-caliber pistol from a man bent on suicide by cop. Another pulled two people from a … more
As summer approaches, wildfires are in the forefront of many minds. At the Douglas County commissioners' meeting April 26, the county signed a pair of intergovernmental agreements that will allow the county access to state funds and assistance … more
People from across Douglas County celebrated the second annual Cowboy Ball to raise money for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Foundation May 1 at the Douglas County Events Center. At this year's ball, former Douglas County Comissioner Jack Hilbert … more
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