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Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

Procedures are in place to keep students safe

It's a situation no one wants to think about — but it is our reality. With recent school shootings in other states, as well as threats at some of our own schools in the Douglas County School … more

Compark land owners file petition for annexation into Parker

Four land owners in the Compark industrial area have filed petitions for annexation into the Town of Parker. Abmar Grasslands, Charter Communications, Woodspear Prairie Trail and M&P Enterprises … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Hilltop Social Club keeps little school thriving

For nearly 100 years, the ladies of the Hilltop Social Club have gathered at the little schoolhouse located southeast of Parker at 5748 Flintwood Road, to socialize and plan activities within the … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Douglas County correcting precinct number mishap

Thousands of people in Douglas County were misinformed of their precinct numbers ahead of the March 6 caucuses in a mix-up the county is currently working to resolve. Douglas County announced an … more

Man who killed deputy had marijuana, alcohol in his system, report shows

The man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Zackari Parrish had alcohol and a large amount of marijuana in his system during a Dec. 31 shootout with law enforcement in Highlands Ranch. … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

It’s time to talk: Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge? Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles … more

School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Parent Academy in Douglas County starts Feb. 1

Douglas County parents are invited to a free workshop on social media and human trafficking Feb. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Charles Schwab, 9800 Schwab Way, Lone Tree. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office … more

New aerospace attraction to open at Centennial Airport

Aviation and space enthusiasts in the metro area may have been to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum — which boasts a collection of aircraft housed in a hangar at the former Lowry … more
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