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The ViewHouse opened Aug. 29 in Centennial, leading into the public opening with an Aug. 28 sneak peek event that drew 800 people for an evening of complimentary drinks and food. The site was home for 30 years to the Trail Dust Steak House, which … more
Students at two Douglas County high schools demonstrated their academic prowess on a global level. Highlands Ranch and Ponderosa’s test scores in the Programme for International Student Assessment were higher than national and international … more
An increasing number of motorists on E-470 has tolling-authority officials considering ways to brace for the future. E-470 has so far tallied a 12 percent jump in users over last year and consistently set daily records in July, including a single … more
As school starts, lawmakers are touting an education law passed this year that many believe will help students achieve greater success. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a pair of school funding measures that Gov. John Hickenlooper later … more
The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District is gearing up to go green — in a big way. “It's part of our strategic plan,” noted John Ostermiller, SSPRD board chair. “It's a good deal for the district. It allows us to get some … more
The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Aug. 27 to ask voters to approve a tax hike of two mills. “We've cut, we've tightened up, we've delayed maintenance, we've delayed some projects and really … more
One memory marker along the Walk to Remember path may ask a person what his favorite travel destination is and why. Another might be inquiring what a person's dream job was when she was a child. The goal is to spark conversation and awareness of … more
The Douglas County commissioners took an important step in helping secure the county's water future at their regular meeting on Aug. 26. By joining in on the South Metro Water Infrastructure and Supply Efficiency (WISE) Authority's agreement with … more
A proposed $15 million unnamed project could bring another sustainable water source to three northwestern Douglas County subdivisions and an industrial park. In 2012, work started on the project that includes the subdivisions of Plum Valley … more
The Douglas County School Board long has expressed dissatisfaction with the state's education funding, saying county residents shoulder an unfair tax burden. It is not alone in concerns about K-12 funding. A Colorado Department of Education … more
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