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Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales … more

County puts focus on mental health

While Douglas County has a year-round initiative to support emotional wellness, the county commissioners specifically deemed the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week to … more

Board candidates talk school safety, charter schools

Navigating the district's relationship with charter schools, along with school safety, took center stage at a recent forum for Douglas County School Board candidates. The Alliance of Douglas County … more

Sheriff issues open burning ban in Douglas County

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has issue a Stage 1 open burning ban for all of the county. Stage 1 means no open burning of any kind without a permit from the appropriate fire district, and no … more

Grant to support RESPECT scholarships

A $20,000 grant from the PNC Foundation will support scholarships for students enrolled in the RESPECT (Readying, Educating, Supporting, Professionalizing Early Childhood Teachers) program at … more

Teen suicide PSAs released by coalition of Colorado state offices, parents, teens

When the impact of a suicide started to take a toll on Jim Janicek's kids, he knew he had to do something. “My kids go to Arapahoe High School,” Janicek told a crowd at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado … more

Yes or no on Prop DD: Arguments for and against

As people continue to move to Colorado in droves, one consequence of population growth is often overlooked: the water Coloradans consume. That’s why Proposition DD this November asks voters to … more

Yes or no on Prop CC: Arguments for and against

The most controversial choice on voters' ballots this November may not be over a politician — it could be over Proposition CC. That's a measure that asks Colorado voters to allow the state … more

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would … more

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country … more

School board candidates differ on arming of teachers, staff

As the Nov. 5 election draws near, three candidates running in the Douglas County School Board election have taken a strong stance against the prospect of arming teachers and staff in local schools, … more

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt … more

Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers … more

Officers ruled justified in fatal Park Meadows shooting

Lone Tree Police Department officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man suspected of attempting to steal from Park Meadows mall who fired gunshots at pursuing officers in February, … more

Letter to the editor: $11M senior center too costly

$11M senior center too costly I’m for a Highlands Ranch senior center but not in favor of HRMD’s plan to build a 22,000 square foot, $11 million facility. HRCA/HRMD should do a joint venture … more

National service agency opens new regional office

The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service and volunteering, has opened a Mountain Region office in downtown Denver. As the nation’s top provider of grants … more

Letter to the editor: A crucial line of defense

A crucial line of defense Why does this paper continue to publish letters from the gun rights crowd that are pure drivel? Let’s start with not letting another opinion even be published – that’s … more

Letter to the editor: A new America

A new America Wow! Roy Legg apparently doesn’t believe in free speech. In his letter he lamented that this paper prints letters from citizens who don’t share his opinion regarding armed teachers. … more

Letter to the editor: It doesn’t make sense

It doesn’t make sense I was struck by the phrase “awarding grant money remains unclear” in the story about the DougCo commissioners’ $10 million dollar fund for school safety. This lack of … more
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