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Election 2021: Douglas County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Douglas County. Below, you can find links to candidate questionnaires for the races that matter to you. Also check back here for …
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Commissioners allow naming property after people

Douglas County is now able to name its buildings and other properties after someone who has died after the commissioners approved a rule change in a split 2-1 vote Oct. 12. Commissioners George Teal …

Election 2021: Sex-ed views differ at Douglas County school board candidate forum

Douglas County School Board candidates answered questions about much-discussed topics at an Oct. 25 forum — like equity in education, COVID-19 mitigation strategies, youth mental health and …
Emily Nelson is CEO of Be a Tree Cremation in Denver, which offers an alternative to traditional end-of-life services.

Denver business offers ‘water cremation’ as end-of-life alternative

Let’s talk about death. “It’s really a Western culture thing, this death denial,” says Emily Nelson. “Where we just don’t really think about it or talk about it and it’s just become …
Harry Voigt stands in his Lone Tree home where he practices virtually before a race.

Lone Tree racer is success on track

When Harry Voigt wanted to explain in his college application essay which life experiences helped reshape how he defines himself — from a little boy with dyslexia thinking “I was stupid” to a …

Brighton police investigating attempted armed robbery/car theft

Brighton police are looking for clues into an attempted car theft that ended with a pursuit and a crash. Two people are in area hospitals, and a third is in custody. It began around 1 p.m. Oct. 25 …
Education

Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.
The Douglas County School District headquarters building in Castle Rock.

Election 2021: Douglas County schools candidates top money list

In Douglas County, a center of antimask fervor, four school board challengers are leading the state in political contributions among school candidates after raking in at least $66,000 each, eight …
An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …
A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.

Election 2021 Q&As: Douglas County school board

In the election that ends Nov. 2, Douglas County voters will elect four members of the county school district’s Board of Education, a majority of the seven-member panel. Ballots go into the mail …
Business
Taylor Pfeifer goes through a variety of exercises with a young physical therapy patient at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center.

New Castle Rock business balances therapy options

A new clinic in Castle Rock is working to fill gaps in care for both adults and children in need of physical, speech and occupational therapy. The FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center opened earlier …

StretchLab moves into Lone Tree

Dave Watson was walking with a friend who works as a personal trainer when they stopped him and asked if he'd ever been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “They knew just by watching me walk,” …
A map shows planned sites for new commercial construction near the Walmart in Elizabeth.

New commercial development coming to Elizabeth in Elbert County

New commercial development is making its way to Elizabeth. Behind the Walmart on Highway 86, big-name international, national and regional businesses will be making their way into the area within the …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …

At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …
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