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Meek, Hanson, Ray win races for Douglas County School Board

The closest race in the Douglas County School Board election came to a close after Andy Jones conceded to Susan Meek mid-morning on Nov. 6.  Jones trailed Meek by roughly two points as results were released throughout the night on Election Day. He held out hope until the following morning that results would swing in his favor. 
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Men and women stand for the national anthem Nov. 9 during the Veterans Day Tribute in Castle Rock, some saluting while others with hands over their hearts.

'They go out and fight for us'

Caleb Sathianathan, a 14-year-old Trail Life scout, ended the Veterans Day celebration in Castle Rock reciting a poem, called “They Did Their Share,” written by Joanna Fuchs. “No matter what …
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners celebrated the passing of Ballot Issue 1A during a Nov. 5 election watch party. From left, commissioners Roger Partridge, Lora Thomas and Abe Laydon pose for a photo.

Commissioners celebrate win for Ballot Issue 1A

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners began celebrating Nov. 5 after receiving news that Ballot Item 1A had been approved by voters. Beginning in January, an additional $12 million will be added …

Secret Service study: School shooters showed warning signs

Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according …

Bowl-A-Rama to support Bessie's Hope programs

For 25 years, Bessie's Hope supporters have gone bowling to raise money and awareness for the organization's intergenerational programs that pair nursing home elders with at-risk youths. This year's …

Proposition DD passes by a narrow margin

The statewide ballot question that asks voters to legalize sports betting and allow the state to tax it to send millions of dollars to help manage Colorado’s water supply was narrowly succeeding by roughly a percentage point at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, the day after Election Day.
Education

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses …

School board candidates meet at student-organized forum

The six Douglas County School Board candidates talked fiscal plans, school security and what they believe are the most pressing issues facing the school district at a recent forum. The event was …
Roybal

School consultant offers guidance for Spanish speakers

Consultant Patsy Roybal recently worked with the Douglas County School District to provide families who are not proficient in English with resources and knowledge about their children’s education …

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 …

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. …
Business

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new headquarters at 6436 South Racine Circle.

South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebrates new home

Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new …
Rare Finds, a newly opened furniture store in Highlands Ranch, offers unusual pieces from across the world. The store includes items like dining room tables, couches, chairs and general home decor.

Unique furniture store opens in Highlands Ranch

When wandering through Rare Finds' new storefront in Highlands Ranch, there's no telling what might be around the next corner. Furniture and home decor varying from eagle statues and hand-carved …

In Their Business

Centennial teen honored Yard Boyz, a business created by 18-year-old Jack Fleming, of Centennial, won the 16-21 age category of the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala …

Heather Hankins presents her Incoming Chair address to attendees at the South Metro Denver Realtor Association’s 75th Inaugural and Awards Celebration.

Incoming board members welcomed at South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebration

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association installed incoming members of its board of directors and presented awards to accomplished members at its 75th annual Inaugural and Awards Celebration. More …
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