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Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter with armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells … more

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more

Douglas County School District will apply for security funds

Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker says the district will apply for a portion of $10 million in school safety funds being offered to local schools by the county. Tucker and … more

Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes … more

Letter to the editor: Take deal off table

Take deal off table If I were a billionaire (and you don’t know that I’m not) I too would make the same decision as our Douglas County commissioners and donate my $10 million to the school … more

Managing the game clock for greater success

Is it our time management skills that need a little work, or is the enemy time compression? “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” — Anonymous How true. And we all know what the … more

Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. … more

Memories of overseas study come to life in gallery show

Itchy feet are a fairly immediate result of a visit to Colorado Gallery of the Arts’ newest exhibit: “A Tour of Italy,” created by the most recent group to participate in Arapahoe Community … more

Views from an expert in the laughingstock market

I could give a two-day seminar on the No. 2 pencil, but I couldn’t have an intelligent two-minute conversation about the stock market. Those words — “stock market” — have intimidated me … more

Do your part to define south metro community

As chairman of the South Metro Denver Chamber Board of Directors, I’d like to thank everyone who’s shared thoughts and ideas with me over the years. It is apparent many have a deep appreciation … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

Colorado task force looks to reform behavioral health system

A new task force created by Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Human Services Director Michelle Barnes is setting out to examine the state's behavioral health system with the overarching … more

Walking so that 'everyone has a chance to be a survivor'

Colleen Schwarz, of Franktown, was surprised when she was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Two years later, her son, Ryan, was diagnosed with skin … more

Ray to run for second term on school board

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has announced he will seek a second term. Ray will be the only incumbent up for reelection who is running in the November race. Director Anne-Marie … more

Catwalk features special needs fashionistas, first responders

Gracie Armstrong is a people person, her mother said, which explains the 3-1/2-year-old's prowess on the catwalk of the Developmental Pathways Fashion Show at the Park Meadows Mall Aug. 14. “This … more

Park named for fallen deputy debuts

Castle Rock debuted its newest community park on Aug. 17 with a packed celebration. The Deputy Zack S. Parrish III Memorial Park spans more than 5 acres at 2020 Fiddle Road and boasts two play … more

Sturm Collaboration Campus opens in Castle Rock

Castle Rock now offers higher education, but it's not through the traditional four-year university or college programs that dot the country. Students won't spend 20 minutes walking from one end of … more
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