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Candidates finalized for town council special election

The candidates for who are vying to fill two empty Parker Town Council seats have been finalized after the deadline to submit paperwork passed Feb. 8. The special election, set for April 20, will be … more

Douglas County board of health member resigns after tense year

A Tri-County Board of Health member representing Douglas County resigned from her position two years early after months of high tensions within the field of public health. Paulette Joswick, who has … more

Q&A with Kim Ransom, state representative

What bill or bills are you most looking forward to working on in the 2021 session?  I’m already working on the state budget, also known as the Long Bill. With the current economic conditions, the … more

Young artist's work featured in J.K. Rowling book

Abiyana Holmes, 11, a student at Eldorado Elementary in Highlands Ranch, has been drawing pictures since she could hold a pencil. So when her friend told her that Scholastic was holding a competition … more

Douglas County School District faces 'arduous journey' toward racial equity

In the predominantly white Douglas County School District, some African-American students have reported racial slurs repeatedly scrawled in bathroom stalls, a cavalier use of the N-word by their … more

County OKs changes to road deal with Spring Valley Ranch

After hearing four hours of testimony from developer Jim Marshall and concerned citizens, the Elbert County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously on Feb. 10 to approve changes to Marshall's … more

Douglas County School District launches search for superintendent

The Douglas County School District has moved forward in the process of hiring a permanent superintendent, selecting Frederick Andrews as its search firm, according to a Feb. 10 news release from the … more

Parker mayor tries to put focus on future

Jeff Toborg has only been mayor of Parker for about two months, but already, his tenure has been marked by controversy. Toborg’s personal views came under scrutiny from some members of the … more

Independent bookstore part of trend

The Sudden Fiction bookstore is nestled in the basement of the Ecclesia Market in Castle Rock. Like a scene straight out of a book, Sudden Fiction’s decor includes vintage high-backed green velvet … more

Sky Ridge offers augmented reality-assisted surgeries

When Dr. Brent Kimball looked down at his spinal surgery patient in an operating room on Jan. 28, he found himself with an ability very few have ever experienced: the equivalent of X-ray vision. … more

Governor's powers, health care reform to take center stage in 2021 legislative session

Issues hanging over the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly include: Republicans' objections to the governor's far-reaching powers during the pandemic; an expected attempt by Democrats to … more

With Colorado's new vaccine schedule, 70 and older still prioritized

More updates to Colorado's coronavirus vaccine schedule have pushed some groups closer to the front of the line, but public health officials emphasize that Coloradans 70 and older who haven't yet … more

Denver metro counties move to looser rules in level yellow

In the latest ratcheting down of Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions, the state public-health department confirmed it would drastically ease the limits that allow counties to remain in certain … more

Trader Joe’s looking at Parker location

Trader Joe’s may be coming to Parker after the popular grocery store chain submitted a licensing application to the town in December. The fermented malt beverage, or liquor license application, was … more

Group formally initiates recall process to oust Douglas County School Board directors

A group seeking to oust four members of the Douglas County School Board has formally initiated the recall process and now awaits the green light from Douglas County's clerk and recorder to begin … more

Douglas County School District to launch hybrid learning

The Douglas County School District will launch hybrid learning this coming Monday, Feb. 8, for middle and high school students who have been learning remotely so far this semester. During the Feb. … more

Some Douglas County businesses can now open their doors to more customers

Some Douglas County businesses can now open under more lenient restrictions after the state gave permission Feb. 2. Instead of 25% capacity or 50 people, restaurants and gyms certified by the county … more

Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health

A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces. The … more

National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

The Douglas County School District has announced the names of 56 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. These academically talented students advance in the competition, which awards 7,600 National … more

Colorado to loosen restrictions in color-coded COVID-19 dial

In the latest ratcheting down of Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions, the state public-health department announced plans to drastically ease the limits that allow counties to remain in certain … more
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