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A Douglas County agency hopes it can provide compassionate care for residents who have fallen on hard times — without the stigma attached. At the Strive to Thrive Resource and Service Fair July 28 at Parker’s PACE Center, locals who are in … more
Some innovative Douglas County teens are well on their way to becoming the future's leaders in technology. Technology Student Association members from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Legend High School in Parker and Mesa Middle … more
It's not often that a STEM-focused school can claim a thriving performing arts program. American Academy's two Douglas County campuses are perhaps showing the way to the future with the expansion of their visual and performing arts repertoire … more
Teacher and overall staff turnover in the Douglas County School District rose from 2012-13 to 2013-14, putting it at a level similar to the state as a whole. DCSD teacher turnover is up about 4 percentage points, from 13.26 percent in 2012-13 to … more
After a several-week review of the Douglas County School District's teacher-evaluation system, the Colorado Department of Education has found the district to be in compliance with the law. more
Carrie Buchan hopes they come home. As the program manager of the Castle Rock chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she hopes giving high school students strong local business connections and mentorship now means they will return to help … more
A Monument man's six-year sentence for the 2012 vehicular homicide of 24-year-old military veteran Nelson Marvin Canada is currently on hold, and may be for years, if not forever. In May, a Douglas County jury found Daniel Barrett Swecker, 43, … more
The front door to the community isn't what it used to be. Newcomers to a city or town these days rarely feel the need to stop by the local chamber of commerce to pick up a map or a list of … more
The battle over hydraulic fracturing revved up last week as a diverse group of state, energy and business leaders joined Gov. John Hickenlooper in speaking out against potential ballot measures that would limit the oil- and gas-drilling practice statewide. more
A glimmering pearl tucked in the unspoiled expanses southeast of Parker is suddenly getting a lot of attention. At the beginning of July, most Douglas County residents had never heard of Serenity Ridge, a sprawling estate on 70 pristine acres … more
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