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Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more

Residents want more ice at new rec complex

South Suburban Parks and Recreation District unveiled tentative plans for their new recreation complex in mid-September, which would replace the South Suburban Ice Arena and the district’s … more

South Suburban sets second hearing on 2019 budget

The South Suburban Parks and Recreation board will outline the district’s major goals and priorities for next year at the second public hearing Oct. 10 on the 2019 budget. The public can provide … more

Low-income families invited to apply for holiday baskets

Integrated Family Community Services will provide all of the makings for a Thanksgiving meal or December holiday meal, plus provide gifts for a celebration. Low-income families are invited to … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

Setting and scoring goals

Mountain Vista senior Taylor Donaldson feels overlooked and somewhat unrecognized. She is a field hockey player and many people don't know anything about the sport or if it is even recognized as a … more

Tony Spurlock, unopposed candidate for Douglas County sheriff

(Unopposed incumbent) Party: Republican City or town of residence: Lone Tree Profession: Sheriff Campaign website: SpurlockforSheriff.com Why do you want to continue to serve as sheriff? The citizens … more

Mary Lynch, candidate for Douglas County commissioner, District 1

Party: Democratic
City or town of residence: Parker
Profession: Software analyst
Campaign website: MaryLynch4DougCo.com more

Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. … more

Roundup gathers household chemical waste

Many common products found around the home could be hazardous and must be disposed of properly, helping to prevent the potential of accidental poisonings and fire hazards. The Douglas County … more

Leage of Women Voters to break down ballot measures

Voters who want to learn more about the 13 statewide ballot initiatives and referenda, including the nine to amend the state Constitution, are invited to a free, nonpartisan presentation by the … more

Letter to the editor: It’s not bigotry, it’s equality

It’s not bigotry, it’s equality I was disappointed to see you publish a letter that falsely claims that enforcing Colorado’s public accommodation laws is anti-Christian bigotry. Christian … more

Letter to the editor: Quality schools impact all

Quality schools impact all Rita Young’s letter in the Sept. 6 issue is a particularly alarming parody. Young’s position is simple. Since this tax won’t be a direct benefit … more

Letter to the editor: Yes to roads, no to new taxes

Yes to roads, no to new taxes This November, you have a choice. The best choice is Proposition 109, Fix Our Damn Roads. When voting “yes” on Fix Our Damn Roads, you are directing the state … more

Letter to the editor: A low-cost path to help

A low-cost path to help I agree with the recent article on alcoholism and drug use as an epidemic but wish to point out that there is an answer that does not cost big bucks. Alcoholics Anonymous has … more

Letter to the editor: Support our children

Support our children While attending the Douglas County School Board meeting on Aug. 21, I was able to make a public comment and address the board. I read several comments from the Bright Futures for … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes for school funding

Vote yes for school funding Rita Young’s letter in the recent paper advising us to vote no on the November school ballot issue, while creative, is both contrived and nonsensical. She entirely … more

Letter to the editor: Invest in schools

Invest in schools Dr. John Reeb’s recent letter to the editor arguing that teacher annual household income is $106,160 and is more than adequate is based on the presumption that teachers live in … more

Chili cook-off raises money for fallen officers

Some of Douglas County’s top chili cooks gathered at Schweiger Ranch Sept. 15 for the second annual Hometown Heroes Chili Cook-Off and Family Festival. The event, hosted in conjunction with the … more
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