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Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. … more

Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students

A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and … more

Town council chooses mayor pro tem and acting mayor

During a March 1 meeting of Parker Town Council, the governing body selected who will take over the position of mayor if the elected person, Jeff Toborg, were to become unable to fulfill his duties. … more

'We’re moving in the right direction'

As fitness instructor Kristy Madden welcomed her class at the Parker Recreation Center for a Feb. 26 workout, she had a relatively new set of protocols to announce. “If you need to catch your … more

Douglas County prepares for likely tough wildfire, drought season

There may have been snow on the ground just days ago, but Douglas County is gearing up for a difficult wildfire and drought season around the corner. As the county begins its fifth month in some of … more

Outlets at Castle Rock to host scavenger hunt

The Outlets at Castle Rock will be hosting a social-distance friendly scavenger hunt leading up to St. Patrick's Day. The hunt begins on March 8 and will end on March 19. Over the span of 12 days and … more

As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory … more

Douglas County Schools superintendent recommending in-person learning

Douglas County Schools interim Superintendent Corey Wise hopes to see middle and high schools resume in-person learning, five days a week in March. Wise announced in a Feb. 25 letter to the … more

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have … more

Heavy snow prompts school closures around Denver metro area

A winter storm that brought heavy snow the night of Feb. 24 made for a treacherous morning commute the next day, prompting school closures throughout the Denver metro area. The Douglas County … more

Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at … more

Businesses have new opportunity to seek COVID-19 relief funds

Additional businesses in Douglas County may qualify for COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grants through the county’s allocation of Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funding, according to a news release … more

Douglas County School District's lack of diversity poses challenges for Black students

Max Malone and his family moved from Denver to Castle Rock after his family weathered financial struggles, hoping the town could provide a less stressful environment for his younger siblings. Instead … more

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — … more

Footage, ex-girlfriend point to Centennial gas station shooting suspect

Evidence suggests that 31-year-old Samuel Birch committed the fatal shooting of a gas station clerk in a robbery the night of Nov. 26, an Arapahoe County judge ruled after a hearing that included … more

Possible timeline set for new Trader Joe’s grocery store

The Town of Parker is one step closer to getting a Trader Joe’s after the grocery store’s beer license was unanimously approved in a Feb. 18 meeting of Parker’s special licensing authority. … more

‘Their journey will be his legacy’

If Michael “Tony” Westall could visit with his children one more time, he’d likely encourage them to fulfill their ambitions and keep challenging themselves, his wife says. Westall, a Parker … more

Recall proponents circulating petitions to oust DCSD directors

A group seeking to recall four Douglas County School Board directors has begun circulating petitions. The group Road2Recall announced volunteers began gathering signatures on Feb. 19 in an effort to … more

Man found dead in creek faced accusations in Aspen

Cherry Hills Village Police are investigating after a man was found dead on Feb. 9 in Little Dry Creek beneath the Clarkson Avenue bridge, on the border with Englewood just a block south of U.S. 285. … more

Complaints against The Rock church draw health department's attention

The Tri-County Health Department says it has repeatedly attempted to contact The Rock church in Castle Rock after receiving two complaints that the church hosted large gatherings, including a meeting … more
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