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The three challengers for Douglas County School Board held large leads after the first round of results were released this evening. Anne-Marie Lemieux, Wendy Vogel and David Ray — candidates … more
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Niki Mitchell has watched a number of fellow teachers leave the Douglas County School District in recent years. Some have gone to other school districts. Others have taken early retirement. A few have left the profession altogether. “It’s … more
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Only about 2 percent of the population has the ability to save the life of a 16-year-old Highlands Ranch girl, and those potential lifesavers have no idea who they are. “We’re looking for a needle in a haystack,” said Melissa … more
A bill making its way through the state Senate would eliminate the requirement for concealed carry permits for gun owners. Senate Bill 16-017 is sponsored by state Sen. Tim Neville — a Republican from south Jefferson County who recently … more
For nearly two weeks, residents of a Littleton apartment building for seniors awaited word of when they could permanently return home after a fire forced their evacuation. On April 19, they found out they won't. more
The Douglas County School Board agreed April 19 to launch an independent investigation into board President Meghann Silverthorn and Vice President Judith Reynolds after 16-year-old Ponderosa student Grace Davis said she was intimidated and bullied by the pair in a private meeting about the March protest she organized at the school. more
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The Douglas County School District has purchased 10 semi-automatic long rifles to be used by the security staff in the event of an active-shooter situation. The purchase price for the guns was $12,300 and was approved by Superintendent Elizabeth … more
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Douglas County School Board President Meghann Silverthorn said she hasn’t ruled out keeping her seat if she is elected to the District 4 state Senate post in November. But John Straayer, a political science professor at Colorado State … more
Students at Ponderosa High School in Parker say they are tired of losing their best teachers to other school districts and are demanding answers about why this is happening from Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth … more
The latest edition of the Douglas County Board of Education met for the first time Dec. 1 to elect new leadership. Meghann Silverthorn was elected school board president over newcomer David Ray 4-3 in a vote of the board members. She replaces … more
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