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For the 27th consecutive year, commuters in Colorado were encouraged to leave cars, minivans and SUVs parked in the garage and dust off two-wheeled transportation for the Colorado Bike to Work day on June 22. The Denver Regional Council of … more
The City of Lone Tree will hold its Independence Day celebration beginning at 3 p.m. on July 4 at Sweetwater Park, 8300½ Sweetwater Road. The celebrations start with a children's bike parade. Bike decorating begins at 3 at the entrance to Club … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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’ … more
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 … more
High school students will now have more internship, apprenticeship and other job training opportunities following the passing of House Bill 1288, signed into law mid-June by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Rep. Sen. Jack Tate (R-Centennial) backed the … more
An unassuming cinder block-and-concrete building that had been used to store sand and road salt for the Douglas County School District will now house reserve fire engines for the South Metro Fire and Rescue Authority. The building was owned by … more
Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn’t immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County … more
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