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Edith Tonnessen grew up in a time before cars and airplanes reached her hometown in Norway. For much of her life she had to walk almost everywhere she went. She may have been onto something. On April 2, Tonnessen turned 102, and she didn't show … more
Alan Lammle's long-awaited to Colorado is almost upon him. After almost a year of anticipation and worry, Lammle successfully received a pancreas transplant on March 15. The surgery went well and Lammle is healing, albeit slowly. He is scheduled … more
The Parker Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection with the theft of more than 40 guns from a Parker residence. Casey Allen Riedel, 20, and Jacob Lee Whitlock, 18, both of Elizabeth, are facing charges that include second-degree … more
The Douglas County commissioners renewed contracts with four aerial-based firefighting companies to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. In a March 29 news release, the board announced new agreements with Heliqwest International Inc. and … more
For Rock Canyon High School art student Ethan Zehender, winning second place in Colorado's 4th Congressional District Art Competition means he's improving at his craft. “Last year, I got a jury award, so this is one up,” he said with a huge … more
Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Yet now he’s also a willing recruit in a fledgling … more
When Mountain Vista Principal Mike Weaver took over the leadership of the high school during the 2011-12 school year, he knew what would be expected of him, thanks to help from his predecessor, Steve Johnson. “I had the honor and pleasure of … more
Teacher turnover in the Douglas County School District has risen above the state average, according to new data by the Colorado Department of Education. For the 2015-16 school year, the teacher turnover rate in the school district was 19.7 … more
Bo Sager began teaching fifth grade at Northridge Elementary in Highlands Ranch in 2005. He was a teacher with DCSD for 10 years, was evaluated as a highly effective teacher, he said, and chosen as an Apple Award finalist in 2011. The Apple Awards … more
Bethany Wessel left her position as music teacher at Trailblazer Elementary in Highlands Ranch in early March. “I am not a union member. I have not ever complained about my salary, even when we had a pay freeze for several years. I have always … more
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