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If you’re cloying or annoying, it’s our culture you’re destroying

The jails and prisons are overcrowded as it is, but there has to be room for a few more. There’s no excuse. Maybe there’s a story, but there’s no excuse. Anyone who leaves a shopping cart at a … more

Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

Amid gun glut, ‘This is Colorado’ says too much and too little

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This is Colorado. Everybody has a gun.” Seven words that create a mural. Should they be added to our license plates and the signs that welcome … more

Law enforcement, schools have strong partnership

There is a drumbeat in Douglas County. It is a rhythm that is present in all of us — many days, it is background noise that blends in with the other sounds of our lives. There are days, though, … more

Douglas County School Board votes to rescind voucher program

At a special meeting Dec. 4, more than a dozen parents, teachers and former educators took the stand and pleaded for the Douglas County Board of Education to end the controversial school voucher … more

Letter to the editor: Can the liberals be trusted?

Will the 56 percent of the liberal voters of Douglas County, the ones who got rid of the "bad guys" in the last election for DC School Board, be able to use their community organizing skills to … more

Riders give RTD high marks

RTD customers perceive the overall quality of RTD services to be very high, according to the results of the district’s latest customer satisfaction survey. The average rating of the overall quality … more

A new opportunity for students at Lone Tree site

Quinn Hunchar doesn’t like being confined to a classroom. She prefers reading books and watching documentaries. “School is not my thing,” the 18-year-old said. “I felt like I was being shoved in a box.” When she told her parents she … more

Letter to the editor: Enough complaining

Enough complaining The community that has been sending in their editorials to complain about the new school board are demonstrating their immaturity, selfishness and how spiteful they are. They have … more

My Name Is ... Stephanie Mills

About me My dad was a naval officer in the military and we traveled. I say I'm from Virginia because we ended up there when I was in high school and I went to the University of Virginia, where I … more

What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Former school staff member suspected of taking 'upskirt' video of women, girls

A Douglas County School District employee was arrested Dec. 8 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child after the principal of the school where he was working called police to report inappropriate … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 … more

Missy Franklin makes a major lane change

Missy Franklin has gone to the dogs, as in the Georgia Bulldogs. The five-time Olympic gold medalist has relocated to Athens, Georgia, where she is pursuing a psychology degree and mounting a … more

Area teams make runs in basketball playoffs

ThunderRidge, Rock Canyon and Chaparral were all No. 1 teams in the CHSAANow.com poll late in the regular season and those three teams have advanced into the Sweet 16 round of the Class 5A boys state … more

Country music star draws fans to Castle Rock

Fans of country music star Scotty McCreery got a special chance to meet the singer on Feb. 13 during a meet and greet hosted by the Outlets at Castle Rock. People lined up as early as 10 a.m. for the … more

Douglas County School Board announces finalists for superintendent, with Kane not among them

The Douglas County School Board has announced three finalists for the permanent superintendent position. Interim Superintendent Erin Kane is not one of them. According to a March 29 email to Douglas … more

Letter to the editor: Why waste money?

As various board community committees research various ways to infuse money into the school district's budget, how can some members of the present board consider spending up to six figures of tax … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more
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