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Brooke Higgins, one of two teenage girls accused of making a violent threat against Mountain Vista High School, waived her preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17, at which the defense counsel and prosecution team would have reviewed … more
Fourth-grader Alyssa Bogner couldn’t stop the letters from jiggling on the page. She could read for just 10 minutes before she had to take a break. During their home-schooling sessions, her mother, Lynnsey, would work with her in … more
A lawyer for the American Humanist Association argued in a courtroom Nov. 16 that the Douglas County School Disrict has a track record of promoting Christian causes, violating the Constitution. A school district lawyer countered that no students … more
As part of a five-part, 3-D exhibit on mental illness she created for her high school senior project, Olivia Stewart crafted hard wire protruding from a red velvet heart wrapped in a cement pair of lungs. She called it "Anxiety." When Stewart … more
Joy Johnson, who has lived in Castle Rock for five years, expressed dismay when asked what a Donald Trump presidency means to her. “Not a very positive one, being African American,” she said Nov. 10, two days after the general … more
Eighth-grader Liz Reifsteck and other students from Parker Core Knowledge Charter School gathered around the High Impact booth to watch as data was transformed into a computer-animated model of an accident scene. “We try and take digital … more
Not everyone crowds into a big-box store on the day after Thanksgiving to find holiday deals. Some spend their dollars on local businesses, an idea promoted by American Express Small Business Saturday, which has taken place the Saturday after … more
On the evening of Nov. 11, Jack Paulsen, 70, wore a weathered black hat with yellow lettering that read, “Vietnam Veteran.” When asked to describe his experience in one word, he pondered for a moment before responding. “Intense,” he … more
The race for the state board of education's Congressional District 6 seat was too close to call six days after the election. Democrat Rebecca McClellan had 50.1 percent of the vote to Republican Debora Scheffel's 49.9 percent. McClellan, a … more
In 2009, Kelly Kaliszewski lost her dog, Cain, to cancer. “He was my heart dog,” she said. “It sucked.” Kaliszewski spent the next several years traveling the country with two other dogs, Zoey and Eddie, raising awareness of canine … more
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