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The Douglas County Board of Education voted Feb. 7 to support a pair of bills now being considered in the state Legislature that would allow people, including teachers, with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun on campuses. By a 4-3 vote, … more
A virtual reality simulator showed Rock Canyon High School students how dangerous it is to use a phone while driving. The experience was part of the AT&T It Can Wait campaign, which encourages drivers to keep their eyes on the road and not on their … more
The Douglas County School District is entering into a partnership that would make school athletic trainers employees of Panorama Orthopedics. The change has been met with mixed feelings by the employees it will impact. Chris Mathewson is the … more
Concerns about changes to budgets in the Douglas County School District have prompted the organization of a community forum. The town hall forum organized by parents and community members will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Southridge Recreation … more
In Kelly Thatcher’s kindergarten class, students as young as 5 years old sit at desks and on the floor holding small tablet devices. They fidget with the touch screens and watch as small, clear balls light up and skim across the classroom … more
When Leah Deminski was a freshman at Mountain Vista High School, students raised about $12,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Now, four years later, Mountain Vista … more
Jordan Smith, a fifth-grade student at Golden View Classical Academy, stood on the steps of the state Capitol and spoke about her school and the opportunities it provides. She said she likes the books they read at her school in Golden, including … more
The proctor reads the word to be spelled, uses it in a sentence for context, then repeats the word. “‘Advice,’” she reads. “‘Parents are known for giving good advice.’” She and the timekeeper chuckle softy at the example sentence … more
Jordan Smith, a fifth-grade student from Golden View Classical Academy in Golden, stood on the steps of the state Capitol and spoke about her school and the opportunities it provides. She said she … more
Lauren Meighan started volunteering at the Vertile Foundation — a home for orphaned and abandoned youth in Carrefour, Haiti — in 2010 following the disastrous earthquake that displaced about 1.5 million people. She has been visiting once or … more
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