Douglas County School Board candidates talk campus safety, charter schools

Navigating the district's relationship with charter schools, along with school safety, took center stage at a recent forum for Douglas County School Board candidates. The Alliance of Douglas County …
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School board candidates differ on arming of teachers, staff

As the Nov. 5 election draws near, three candidates running in the Douglas County School Board election have taken a strong stance against the prospect of arming teachers and staff in local schools, …

Three seats to be decided in school board election

Family dedicates sign to daughter killed in collision

Council voices support for 'significant' excise tax

Details emerge in fatal Parker stabbing

Douglas County schools' employee retention improves
In the Douglas County School District, data trends show retention is improving among employees, and some staff members are returning to the district. The school board reviewed turnover and retention …
Council voices support for 'significant' excise tax
The Parker Town Council threw its collective support behind what would be a “significant” development excise tax increase, according to town officials, if approved by voters Nov. 5. Council voted …

Pace of growth, mistrust fuel group’s mission

In an event room at the Stroh Recreation Center in Parker, Terry Dodd, one of the leaders of the Save PACE Parking and Pine Curve 3.0 citizens group, explained a diagram of the Pine Curve and PACE …

Family dedicates sign to daughter killed in collision

Ed and Denise Hill lost their daughter, Amanda, last year in a head-on collision caused by an impaired driver. That driver is in jail, but the Hills believe more should be done to bring awareness to …

'His future was an open book waiting to be read'

The Lone Tree Police Department is investigating the deaths of a man and his son as a murder-suicide, as details about the father's allegedly abusive relationship with the mother and son come to …

Parker Station sold for $18.5 million

Parker Station, the 75,000-square-foot building at the heart of downtown Parker, has been sold, but no major changes are expected to be made as management transitions, according to town officials. …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Council passes petition protest change near deadline

A new petition protest deadline was passed by the Parker Town Council on Oct. 7, days before the town expected to receive two petitions to create a referendum asking voters to rezone two downtown …

Life

New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates …

Sports

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Softball player hard to beat

Junior Katie Dack-Howell has been a catcher the past three seasons for the Rock Canyon softball team and is finally getting comfortable with her leadership duties. The catcher who attends Lutheran …

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Voices

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume …

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me …
Our View

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
Our View

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …
John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News.
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Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …
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