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Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
A Parker man was killed after his motorcycle struck an oncoming car on Highway 83 south of Bayou Gulch Road. Aaron Gallegos, 45, was traveling northbound on Highway 83 when his 1980 Harley … more
Criticism of the school board was the theme at the Douglas County School District’s “Board Unplugged” meeting March 3. The evening focused on CFO Bonnie Betz’s presentation about a funding measure the district is seeking. Small-group … more
George Claggett was a Marine who lived by his own definition of karma. more
He was age 6, and bored out of his mind one day, while in the middle of playing a baseball game — even then, not a team-sports fan — when he spotted something. And he started walking. more
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A proposed change to the public comment portion of the Douglas County School Board of Education meetings prompted one concerned board member to read a portion of the First Amendment, and one of the board's strongest supporters to speak against the idea. The board nevertheless moved a step closer to implementing the change during a special March 18 meeting. more
A grassroots group is hoping to convince Adams County officials to approve a request to relocate the last surviving prairie dog from an exterminated colony in Parker. Longtime Parker resident Nancy Steel created a petition on Change.org asking … more
Katie Sullivan, who taught at STEM School and Academy for two months in in the fall of 2013, wasn’t licensed or qualified for her computer programming post. “I warned them I wasn’t highly qualified in my subject area,” said Sullivan, … more
An arbitrator has decided in favor of the Douglas County teachers' union in a lawsuit about the teachers' sick-leave bank filed against the Douglas County School District. The arbitrator's decision is non-binding, and DCSD officials did not … more
The one thing that everyone of any political stripe can agree on when looking back at the 2013 legislative session is that a whole lot happened. The furious pace lasted 120 days. But the political and policy impact of last year’s session will be … more
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