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Court rules school fundraiser violated First Amendment

The Douglas County School District violated the U.S. Constitution when it supported a fundraiser for a mission trip to Guatemala, according to a district court ruling filed July 17. “In sum, this …

South Metro Relay for Life coming up July 28

Join other cancer fighters in the Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial and Lone Tree areas July 28 at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of South Metro Denver. Local volunteers and …

Fall citizens academy applications due Aug. 10

Residents of the 18th Judicial District can get an in-depth look at what happens with a case from the time of arrest to post-conviction by participating in the 2018 fall citizens academy. The free, …

Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing death in Englewood

The formerly homeless Englewood man accused of stabbing a Highlands Ranch real-estate agent pleaded guilty to second-degree murder July 13, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. …

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next …
Education

TUCKER IN TOWN

On July 13, Thomas Tucker, the new superintendent of the Douglas County School District, made an appearance at the administrative building in Castle Rock, 620 Wilcox St. District staff and teachers …

Subcommittee works to perfect parent-engagement policy

Douglas County's District Accountability Committee is reviewing a policy to present to the board of education to better connect parents and schools. “Kids learn better when parents are involved,” …

Douglas County teacher gets presidential honor

The federal government is recognizing a teacher from Douglas County for her work in the classroom. Stephanie Kawamura, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Pine Lane Elementary School in Parker, is …

School district pays $2.2M to settle suit by parent of sex-assault victim

The Douglas County School District paid $2.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed in 2014 by the parents of a sexual-assault victim, a copy of the agreement released to Colorado Community Media …

ACC Foundation receives $100K endowment

The Arapahoe Community College Foundation has received a $100,000 endowment from the Nathan B. and Florence R. Burt Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s business …
Business

In Their Business

Hobby Lobby opens new store Hobby Lobby opened its 20th store in Colorado at New Beale Street and CanAm Highway in Castle Rock. Guy Richardson is the store manager. Hobby Lobby has more than 800 …

U.S. employers add 213,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the …

Residents weigh in as Highlands Ranch development fills formerly empty land

Residents have mixed feelings about the latest development coming to life in Highlands Ranch, known as Central Park. Owned by Shea Properties, the 100-acre property sits east of Lucent Boulevard and …

In Their Business

La Sandia to close after 10 years After 10 years, La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in The Vistas at Park Meadows will close July 11. “It has been an incredible journey,” owner Richard …

Highlands Ranch business plans to redefine an industry

When consumers think of grocery stores, popular names like Whole Foods and King Soopers likely come to mind. When it comes to furniture, stores like Ikea and American Furniture Warehouse stand out. …
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