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Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly …
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The positives: keeping in touch, finding support

With an enrollment that surpasses 2,000 kids, it’s unlikely Brett Siebert will run into friends between classes as he rushes through the busy hallways at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. To …

Former Douglas County teacher/softball coach sentenced to jail, probation

A former Douglas County High School English teacher and softball coach accepted a plea deal in a Douglas County courtroom on April 24 after being charged in June with two felonies, including sexual …
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Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his …

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Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device …
Education

Fundraiser aims to help rid world of final pockets of polio

Students in the Cimarron Middle School Interact Club have never been to Afghanistan, Nigeria or Pakistan. Nor have they had to worry about contracting polio, a contagious, crippling and often deadly …
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How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with …

Douglas County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

The school board's choice to become the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District is being offered an annual salary of $258,420, according to a contract unanimously approved by the …

Parker Med Spa providing scholarships

Shelby Johnson, 17, a senior at Chaparral High School, has always dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher. Inspired by her own first-grade teacher, Michelle Weinberg of Cherokee Trail …

Teachers protest funding gap, some PERA changes at Capitol

Performances of teachers singing a 1980s rock hit in protest have swept the nation — from Oklahoma to West Virginia to Kentucky — and now, the show came to Colorado. “We're not gonna take it …
Business

Hemp-extract products come to Park Meadows

Shoppers at Park Meadows often slow down when they pass the new Phytorite kiosk, located outside the Tesla store. Some shake their head and walk away quickly, while others slowly approach the kiosk …

Media company Redbarre backs out of Parker plans

Media and technology company Redbarre announced April 12 that it will not proceed with building a $1 billion digital media campus in Parker, citing “an impasse with the landowner.” In …

Mobile urgent care offers convenience for patients

A few years ago, Leigh Picchetti's 6-year-old son scraped his thumb while playing on a trampoline. The Highlands Ranch mom bandaged her son's cut, but within a few days, it had turned green. She sent …

In Their Business

Boutique expands to Castle Rock A Line Boutique’s third Colorado store celebrated its grand opening April 16 in Castle Rock. A Line owner Karmen Berentsen and Castle Rock A Line co-owner Melissa …

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Tokyo Joe’s opens in Parker Denver-based Tokyo Joe’s has opened a new location in Parker, marking the Asian fast-casual restaurant chain’s 36th location in the state. Tokyo Joe’s is at 19240 …
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