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Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top …
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Attendees gathered on the track to take a group photo at the end of the "Stop the COVID Chaos" rally at Bandimere Speedway on Sept. 1.

Broncos crowd-size deal wasn't special treatment, state says

At a racetrack that became ground zero for the debate over Colorado's pandemic crowd-size limits, a gathering of at least hundreds amassed for a group photo at the end of a protest against what …

Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist

The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws …

COVID-19 cases, quarantines force Mountain Vista High School into virtual learning

Mountain View High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A …

Parker council, mayoral election takes shape

The Parker Town Council is due to see significant changes come November. Three seats on town council are up for grabs in the election, and voters will have no small task in narrowing down the list of …

Ditmars Ranch, a 1,500 acre property, is now preserved open space in Douglas County.

Douglas County adds new open space

A 1,500-acre ranch in Douglas County is now protected open space after the purchase of a conservation easement on the property was completed at a recent business meeting. The purchase of Ditmars …
Education

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School …

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, …

For the second time this week, Legend High School asks dozens to quarantine

The Douglas County School District has asked 88 more people to quarantine at Legend High School after learning of another positive COVID-19 case at the school. A letter dated Sept. 14 said students …

Military academy and ROTC informational Zoom on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, between 5-7 p.m. Mountain time, the five Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy) and …

Thomas Tucker, Douglas County School District's superintendent, addresses the Mountain Vista High School graduating class on June 26.

Douglas County School District superintendent resigns

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker tendered his resignation Tuesday night at an emergency meeting of the school board.
Business
The new Conference Center at RidgeGate is the newest building for Charles Schwab, the financial firm with a campus in Lone Tree. The center has space for extra parking as well, and has mixed used commercial office space.

RidgeGate makes progress on east, west side

Development in Lone Tree's RidgeGate community presses on despite setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the virus's economic impact. Here is a look at some of what is happening: Coventry …

Cottonwood Bridge, seven other spots secure funding

Parker's urban renewal authority, Partnering for Parker's Progress (P3), has secured two loans for eight capital improvement projects totaling $21 million. Parker Town Council approved an $11 million …

Parker FLIP funds finally free for facade fix-ups

A Parker veterinary clinic has received a new sign thanks to funding from the town's urban renewal authority. Parker Animal Hospital, at 10225 S. Parker Road, received funding from the Façade and …
The sign above an In-N-Out Burger location in San Francisco.

Lone Tree In-N-Out on track to open this year

Officials of In-N-Out Burger say the company remains on track to open its first three Colorado restaurants by the end of the year, including its Lone Tree location near County Line Road and Yosemite …

Model homes are open for viewing at the Independence community. Developers anticipate the first homes could be ready for move-in within two months.

Home sales begin at Independence development between Parker and Elizabeth

Model homes are up, landscaping is in place, and the old barn at the Bentley homestead has been restored at the new Independence community located at 1001 Hilltop Road between Parker and Elizabeth. …
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