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Westin Pals casts his ballot as a first-time voter in the 2018 midterm election. Pals celebrated his 18th birthday on Nov. 6.

Castle Rock teen turns 18 on Election Day, votes for first time

For one Castle Rock teenager, whose birthday happened to fall on the day of midterm elections, celebrating turning 18 years old meant voting for the first time. Westin Pals, a junior at Lutheran High …

Douglas County Community Foundation expands board

The season of giving is just around the corner, and the Douglas County Community Foundation hopes people are prepared, not only to give, but to address needs specific to their community. That's why …
Army Veteran Dale Erickson leads the Honor Guard in kicking off the ceremony.

Remembering their service

The Veterans Day Celebration in Castle Rock not only honored the veterans of Douglas County but contained historical importance to military veterans and members. It marked the 100th anniversary of …
Maggie Bierbaum holds up a token of appreciation for the hundreds of volunteers who helped campaign for ballot measures 5A and 5B. Bierbaum and her husband, Peter, served on the steering committee for Bright Futures for Douglas County Kids, a state-registered issue committee that worked for additional funds for Douglas County School District.

Community called key to passing DCSD measures

Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they …

County seeks input on ADA transition plan

Douglas County is offering two ways for residents to share concerns about the efforts to improve access to sidewalks, curb ramps, roadway crossings and more for those with disabilities. An online …
Education
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Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent …

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The …
Mia Hayden, left, Rohan Nipunge and Melanie Zhou talk about their up-and-coming nonprofit organization, Oasis. The three ThunderRidge High School students want to change how students and staff view mental health.

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge …

Wayne Blazek, facilities planning manager at Douglas County School District, holds an outdated manual in a boiler room at Ponderosa High School in Parker. A bond would help address the school’s heating and cooling systems.

Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …
Business
A rendition of the West End on Mainstreet Project

Laszlo Hotel lists five restaurants that will move in

Plans are coalescing for the western end of Parker's Mainstreet to be upgraded with a new public plaza featuring local retail shops and restaurants. The West End on Mainstreet project will be …
Park Meadows mall is a major draw for Lone Tree.

Get to know the new shops at Park Meadows

The Park Meadows shopping center has cemented itself as not only a major attraction for Lone Tree residents, but also for people around the state and even in surrounding states. The mall regularly …

Pine Bluffs Plaza breaks ground in Parker

For 20 years, the plot of land on the northeast corner of Parker and Hess roads remained vacant. Soon, the area will be home to Parker's newest mixed-use commercial development, known as Pine Bluffs …
Led by Centennial Airport staff members, from left to right, Mike Fronapfel, director of planning; Gina Conley, senior planner; and Dylan Heberlein, noise and environmental specialist, the airport’s lighting energy-reduction effort earned it a Bronze Level Achievement recognition from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Centennial Airport was one of 16 bronze-level achievers honored at this year’s awards ceremony Oct. 9 in Glendale.

Centennial Airport receives environmental honor

Centennial Airport received an award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for reducing energy use on its airfield, along with several other environmental efforts, according …

Saralyn Ward gives a presentation on her start-up The Mama Sagas, a blog and video series to help empower mothers through crowdsourcing.

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the …
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