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Douglas County celebrated the groundbreaking of its Emergency Vehicle Operations Center project Feb. 23, a $6.5 million dollar project that will construct a new 1.6 mile-driving course complete with skid pads, four-lane straightaways, curves and … more
For years, those working in the criminal justice system within Douglas County, Arapahoe County and Aurora have faced long wait times for forensic and DNA evidence processing at the state lab. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, however, has … more
Artists and art-minded citizens from Elizabeth, Parker, Castle Rock and the surrounding areas gathered at the Parker Arts Culture & Events (PACE) Center on Feb. 22 to launch an Arts Market Survey. The objective of the survey is to gauge the level … more
Two suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in the Canterberry neighborhood of Parker just after midnight on Feb. 23. At about 12:30 a.m., the Parker Police Department received … more
In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers. more
As news of opioid and heroin addiction spreads throughout the United States, local officials are being forced to respond to the threat it poses to Parker and surrounding areas. “This opioid epidemic is not targeting the inner city of Chicago … more
Students enter the classroom to the strains of music, toned-down versions of The Beatles and Jim Croce playing softly to begin the day. One song repeats, a signal for the students to gather on the carpet in the center of the room. Teacher Patrick … more
Protectors of the Pike National Forest get a financial boost each year from Douglas County, and that help came again Feb. 14 with a $100,000 donation of federal funds to five rural fire districts serving the national park in Douglas County. “We … more
More than 70 students from high schools across Douglas County convened at the Parker Douglas County Libraries branch on Feb. 4 for the first Battle of the Books competition. The event tested competitors’ knowledge of 10 books, assigned in … more
Douglas County commissioners appointed themselves as the three-member county board of adjustment Feb. 14. No one from the public commented on the agenda item, nor did commissioners offer statements before the vote. “Our board is ultimately … more
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