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Douglas County School Board names permanent superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has offered interim Superintendent Corey Wise the district’s permanent superintendent role after a months-long that search came down to a mix of internal and … more

Students in Parker schools help Make-A-Wish

Ponderosa High School and Chapparal High School completed their wish week celebrations on April 9, raising a combined $98,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each participating school has a “wish … more

Statehouse bill makes commissioners leery

Elbert County commissioners discussed yet another piece of legislation that they believe will hurt the agriculture industry at their April 14 meeting. Senate Bill 21-135 would make it a misdemeanor … more

One year later: Voices from south metro area

A year after Colorado’s statewide stay-at-home order took effect and drastically changed virtually all aspects of daily life, Coloradans are still grappling with public health orders and — … more

Parker police officer gets hero award

Parker residents Jayde and Garrett Budd had just started their day of working on crafts when something went horribly wrong. Garrett, who was working on an electrical woodburning project, screamed and … more

County opts out of Tri-County dial extension

Douglas County commissioners voted to opt out of a one-month extension of the COVID-19 dial during an April 13 meeting. The three-page resolution, which outlined the commissioners’ stance on the … more

‘In-person learning is here to stay’

After a flurry of schools closed amid COVID-19 outbreaks, Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise had a message for the community recently. “In-person learning is here to stay,” … more

Arrest made in 36-year-old Douglas County cold case

It’s been nearly 36 years since the grisly homicide that left Roger Dean dead took place in present-day Lone Tree. The case — once referred to by the Douglas County Sheriff as “one of the … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

5 things to know: 2020 saw spike in deaths from Alzheimer’s, dementia

The broad disruption to Americans’ lifestyles that the coronavirus caused likely led to an increase in deaths among people with Alzheimer’s disease — and that loss of life was not directly due … more

Jail depopulation bill draws criticism

A bill aimed at depopulating local jails and making bail limits fair for lower-income citizens is drawing backlash from local law enforcement as it moves through the state Legislature. Senate Bill … more

Colorado issues order limiting indoor crowds as COVID dial expires

Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and … more

Tri-County Health talks how summer events will look amid virus

As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials … more

Tri-County OKs one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department’s board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state’s dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas … more

New type of political organization joins Parker council election

A type of political organization previously unseen in Parker's town elections has begun sending out mailers in support of two candidates for the April 20 special election. The two organizations, both … more

FAQ on Parker Town Council special election

With the deadline to vote in the April 20 special election approaching, it's time for residents to start filling out their ballots and dropping them at the polls. Ballots were mailed out on March 26 … more

Castle View cheer wins 5A State Championship

Castle View High School celebrated the co-ed cheer team’s 5A State Championship in a special celebration on April 2. The champions were applauded as they brought the title back to the school. Known … more

Project tries to deter mass shootings

Wanting to stop her age group from being known as the generation of “mass shootings,” Shreya Nallapati said she has continued to listen, learn and work to find solutions and answers. Nallapati, a … more

The View gets green light to move forward

A 4-3 split vote by Castle Rock Town Council pitted visions to increase business vitality downtown against concerns about increasing congestion and the costs the town bears in continued development. … more
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