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The two sides of teacher pay, evaluations

Steve Cook, a Douglas County School District assistant superintendent, remembers being a young teacher who gave a lot and got little in return. He spent the first seven of his 25 years in education at a small school where he taught six grades of …
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Refreshing change

As thelocally produced and grown food movement continues to gain traction in Colorado, bison rancher Neil Fischer wants to make it easier for residents to buy meat directly from ranchers. “We looked at the landscape of organically and …
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Bid for marathon bowling record derailed

An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ …
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    • Proposed tax increase would raise teacher salaries, fund capital needs

      Douglas County school board member Doug Benevento has two new tax proposals that would help raise teacher pay and address high-priority capital needs in the district. “I said let’s take a look at capital needs and teacher salaries and figure …

    • Renowned guitarist coming to Lone Tree

      Two organizations committed to the importance of arts in child development will co-sponsor an internationally famous guitarist in concert. “An Evening with Stephen Marchionda” is scheduled at 8 p.m. July 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 …

    • From the post office to the primary

      Though the mail-in ballot process has been in place in Colorado for three years, it has almost completely replaced the traditional system of waiting in line at polling stations in Douglas County. Less than a week before the June 28 primary …

    • Accident survivor stays active on prosthetic legs

      On May 4, 2014, Kristin Hopkins had planned to be challenging herself at a Spartan Sprint obstacle course race. Instead, she was taking a helicopter ride to St. Anthony Hospital after spending six days trapped in her Chevy Malibu, 80 feet off the …

    • Commissioners turn down block-grant money

      The Douglas County Housing Partnership has used federal Community Development Block Grant funding to offer down-payment assistance for first-time home buyers and help provide affordable senior housing. In 2015, the multi-jurisdictional housing …

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