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Swim Across America scheduled for Aug. 26

Swim Across America’s Denver Open Water Swim is coming to the Chatfield Reservoir Aug. 26. Swim Across America is a national organization that raises money for cancer research through local …

Rockyard presents Blue Ale to honor fallen officers

Rockyard Brewing canned a limited run of its Blue Ale, brewed in honor of the first ZPIII Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized to honor and memorialize Douglas County's fallen officers. …

CDOT to hold telephone town hall on I-25 Gap project

Residents who were unable to attend recent open houses can learn about the Interstate 25 South Gap project by participating in a telephone town hall Sept. 6. With construction on the project …

Innovation Pavilion makes leadership changes

Centennial-based entrepreneurial ecosystem Innovation Pavilion recently instituted leadership changes. Kitty Kolding joins Innovation Pavilion as chief executive officer, while Jameel Barkat assumes …

Special-education survey going to parents, school employees

Douglas County School District will soon launch an electronic survey for parents and district staff to provide feedback on the district's special education services. The survey is not in response to …
Education

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank …

Douglas County superintendent backs school tax measures

New Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has formally announced his support for two tax measures to address funding needs. Later this month, the Douglas County Board of …

Survey gives insight into students' mental, physical health

Nine in 10 students enrolled in the Douglas County School District feel safe at school. More than three-fourths of DCSD students have an adult to go to for help with a serious problem. Four in 10 …

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures …

Supplies, more offered to families in need

School is just around the corner, and not everyone is ready. School supplies, clothing and other necessities can create a financial hurdle for already-stressed household budgets. Some families simply …
Business

In Their Business

GQue comes to Park Meadows The owner of GQue Championship BBQ will open The Ice Cream Farm in November in the Vistas at Park Meadows. “I'm so excited to feature the best ingredients Colorado has to …

New farming community developing in Franktown

On the front porch of a farmhouse in Franktown, Paige McLaughlin paused to let the silence make her point for her. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” she said finally. The haze from nearby …

In Their Business

Veterinary hospital to open Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies will officially open Aug. 13 to provide 24-hour emergency care in Castle Rock. Megan Rector, doctor of veterinary medicine and owner …

Compark withdraws offer to bring Redbarre to Parker

In April, media and technology company Redbarre announced it was no longer committed to building a $1 billion digital media campus in the Compark industrial area of Parker, citing “an impasse with …

Supermarkets could upend current liquor landscape

Linda Abreu, of Castle Rock, walked to the parking lot on a recent weekday with a full grocery cart — the typical milk, eggs, cereal boxes and frozen dinners — and a couple bottles of wine, …
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