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Commissioners will release legal memo with decision on water proposal

Following an hour-long closed-door meeting with their legal counsel, the Douglas County commissioners decided they will release a redacted version of two legal memos regarding a controversial water … more

Student group proposes policies, classes for Douglas County schools

Douglas County students envision a number of new initiatives, policy updates and class offerings throughout the district in the next few years. Student Advisory Group subcommittees presented to … more

Commissioners plan to release memo regarding San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners plan to release a redacted version of a legal memo prepared for them regarding a hotly debated water proposal later this week. During a Monday work session, the … more

From Ukraine to Larkspur: A family adjusts to life in Douglas County

Maryna and Oleksandr Sheveria miss Ukrainian bread. They miss the taste and the texture of the freshly baked crust. They miss their home and their dog and their two cats. They miss the mundane … more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Douglas County School Board directors weigh how to handle tense public comment

As the local teachers union president walked back to his seat after giving public comment at Douglas County School Board, a squabble erupted between him and a group of women. Kevin DiPasquale … more

STEM's proposed Sterling Ranch school gets pushback at board meeting

STEM School Highlands Ranch’s application to build a new school in Sterling Ranch was met with mixed responses from the public, including allegations from Kendrick Castillo’s father that … more

Douglas County School Board director discusses complaints filed against him

Douglas County School Board Director David Ray says he has addressed a complaint filed against him with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies regarding his past use of certain mental health professional titles after his licenses expired. more

Douglas County car thefts consume law enforcement

Stolen cars have recently become one of Douglas County law enforcement’s top priorities as thefts increase across the entire metro area with the single exception of the town of Castle … more

Lone Tree implements fire restrictions

Following suit with many other Colorado municipalities and counties, Lone Tree has moved to Stage 1 fire restrictions.  The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag and High Wind warnings … more

Wrecks rising in Douglas County, Highlands Ranch

Car wrecks in Douglas County are trending up so far this year compared to the same time last year with a cluster of Highlands Ranch intersections seeing a majority of the crashes.  The … more

Douglas County seniors honor teachers at appreciation event

“This is the highlight of the year if you’re lucky enough to be nominated,” Michael Schneider, a teacher at Castle View High School, said. “A night like this, with these … more

Putting the ranch in Sterling Ranch

One day, the area north of Titan Road near Sterling Ranch’s current communities will be filled in with houses and development, but right now, that portion of their property has a different … more

Former DCSD chief Corey Wise defends his short-lived superintendency

When Corey Wise, the ousted superintendent of Douglas County Schools, received a text asking for a coffee shop meeting among him and the school board president and vice president, he thought the request seemed odd. more

Former DCSD Superintendent Corey Wise breaks silence, files complaint against former employer

Corey Wise has broken his silence — and the ousted superintendent has filed a complaint against his former employers alleging retaliation, discrimination and that his infamous firing was illegal. more

STEM looks to open new schools in Denver, Sterling Ranch

STEM School Highlands Ranch, one of Colorado’s highest-ranking schools, is in the process of opening two new locations in Denver and Sterling Ranch.  more

Douglas County Schools fails to provide full response to record request

The Douglas County School District has refused to release the name of at least one person who requested a list of teachers who were absent Feb. 3 — the day of a controversial sick-out. more

Douglas County beats Brighton 4-3

Conner Sharp’s walk-off hit was unusal but it got to job done. It wasn’t a screaming liner or a hit that bounced off the outfield fence. Instead, it was a high bouncng grounder that went for an … more

Harford joins Colorado Community Media

There has been a new byline on stories running in Douglas County newspapers recently, as McKenna Harford has dived into her new position with Colorado Community Media. Harford, who came to the Denver … more

Douglas County Schools financial chief leaving cabinet position

Kate Kotaska, the chief financial officer for Douglas County Schools, will be leaving her post in June, just shy of two years with the district's cabinet. more
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