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Douglas County fires health board member over letter to editor

For the second time this year, the Douglas County commissioners are looking to replace a board of health member who spoke out against the county’s plan to leave Tri-County Health … more

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

Joshua Rivero, Anne Barrington win town council seats 

Joshua Rivero and Anne Barrington are the Town of Parker’s newest council members after being the top two vote-getters in an April 20 special election. The candidates will serve in the … more

CHSAA moves place, date for state volleyball tournament

AURORA -- The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs will be the host venue for this year's state volleyball tournament. Brad Cochi, CHSAA's new digital media director, also said the tournament … more

PACE exhibit features local student art

The PACE Center has begun its annual Bright Future Exhibit of local student artwork.  The exhibit follows a student portfolio day where young aspiring artists meet with art professors and … more

New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected … more

Letter to the editor: Who would want to do that?

Who would want to do that? In “Littleton school board votes to close East Elementary,” published April 8 in the Independent, there is a statement made by the school board president that reveals a … 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

sports roundup

Snowy weather forced a post season adjustment for boys soccer. The regular season was supposed to end on April 19 but was extended to April 21 and scheduling modifications were made for the playoffs. … more

Creek field hockey makes most of COVID delay

Senior captain Ella Pratt and her Cherry Creek field hockey teammates had extra time to prepare for this spring’s season. Field hockey is usually a fall sport, but COVID altered a lot, and the … more

Castle View striker tunes into technique

Junior Jack Pucciano is a striker for the Castle View boys soccer team who works hard on the technical aspects of the sport. And he gives a lot of credit to his two dogs who help him polish his … more

Listening to the whispers of success

This past week I was reminded of something as I once again experienced the intimacy, joy and power found in a whisper. Although it is just my wife and I who live in our home now, for some reason I … more

A century ago wasn’t just any old time

Things were different one hundred years ago. For example, no one wore flip-flops to the airport. However, there were no flip-flops and few airports. That makes a difference. They had a presidential … 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

Show is stuff of ‘Myths and Legends’

Time is running out fast before the April 24 conclusion of “Myths and Legends,” the 2021 Eye of the Camera photography exhibit (by reservation) at the Littleton Museum, and we hope some will have … 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
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