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Schools expand outreach to families who speak Spanish

The Douglas County School District has used some funding from its English Language Proficiency Act Excellence Award to provide training for Spanish-speaking families in the district. The $130,000 … more

Trail links RidgeGate with Highlands Ranch

A 2.5-mile segment of the East/West Regional Trail was recently completed, running from a trailhead near RidgeGate Parkway and I-25 at Schweiger Ranch to the Cabela's Drive connector trail west of … more

SECORCares to open new facility

A local nonprofit that helps residents of Douglas, Elbert and Arapahoe counties struggling with suburban poverty will show guests its new facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 4. SECORCares and … more

STEM to host youth mental health, wellness event

Learn how to tell the difference between normal teen behavior and something more serious, and find out what kinds of help are available during an upcoming youth mental health and wellness program. … more

South Metro Chamber president to leave for new job

The South Metro Denver Chamber will be hunting for a new leader soon, after President and CEO Bob Golden announced he will step down from the post at the end of October. Golden, who has led the … more

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been … more

Q&As with the Douglas County School Board candidates

The six candidates for Douglas County School Board answered questions from Colorado Community Media on a variety of issues. To see where they stand on the issues, click on their name below.Andy … more

Red predominates in gallery exhibit

There are certainly many ways of seeing, envisioning, interpreting the primary color red … “Code Red” is the Littleton Fine Arts Guild’s latest exhibit, running through Nov. 10 at the … more

New works coming to area art gallery

Littleton artists Tatiana Dowell and Michelle Lamb will exhibit new work opening from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 25 at CORE New Art Space, in 40 West, at 6851 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Dowell creates … more

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume … more

Letter to the editor: All voices should be heard

All voices should be heard I’m alarmed that there are people who insist that the voices and arguments of those with differing opinions should be not only silenced but eliminated from publication … more

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me … more

Letter to the editor: Pick Hanson, Meek and Ray

Pick Hanson, Meek and Ray I am a mom of four children, ages 6 to 15, in Castle Rock. Three of my children attend a charter school and my oldest is at the neighborhood high school. We have been … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Meek

Vote for Meek Having known and worked with Susan Meek on public education issues since 2013, there is no one more qualified and capable of serving in District A on the Douglas County Board of … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for Andy, Kory, Franceen

Vote for Andy, Kory, Franceen When candidates start talking “visioning” and “strategic plans,” I hear the pitter-patter of little unicorn hooves. At the Oct. 10 debate, only three candidates … more

Letter to the editor: Vote with kids in mind

Vote with kids in mind As we are midway through another election season, it is imperative that our community become informed as to who is running for the DCSD school board.  My oldest was in … more

Letter to the editor: Not an even fight

Not an even fight I am sitting in my home office/study reading two letters from a couple of guys who took exception to a letter I wrote a few weeks ago. A little background on me. I am looking at a … more

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, … more

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and … more

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to … more
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