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Douglas County Board of Education member Doug Benevento announced Aug. 17 that he is resigning effective immediately, leaving the board with three members who support the district's reform policies … more
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Erin Kane, an engineer and executive director of a local charter school, has been officially approved as the Douglas County School District's interim superintendent. By a 4-3 vote, the board … more
Jim Chunn, a resident of Someren Glen Retirement Community in Centennial, recalls his late wife’s experience with Alzheimer’s: Jan was diagnosed with the disease about 6 1/2 years ago when the couple was living in San Francisco. The last … more
Genevieve Rivera and Jeremy Matza could hear the music from their back porch, so they sauntered over to Sweetwater Park to check it out. What they found was The Long Run, Colorado's tribute band to The Eagles, playing the final concert of Lone … more
Lori Kingman has a son in sixth grade at STEM School and Academy. As of last week, her daughter, who's in fourth grade, also attends the Highlands Ranch charter school. “My son has been going there for the past year and he has had a great … more
Lauren “LoLo” Shafer had sung for friends and classmates, but never in front of the entire school. “I’m kind of nervous but, overall, really excited,” she said before the performance. “I have sung for my friends at like birthday … more
The parents of a Colorado man reported killed fighting against the Islamic State group says their son joined Kurdish forces to “fight the evil that is ISIS.” Jordan MacTaggart, 22, was believed to be killed on Aug. 3 while fighting in a squad … more
Thanks to the recently passed county law that sharply reduces the number of marijuana plants that can be grown in a home, a Highlands Ranch family is looking forward to a return to normalcy in their neighborhood. “It'll be nice for my daughter … more
Steve Tarr moved to Parker 15 years ago, and it didn't take him long to learn that perhaps no other topic stokes as much controversy and concern in Colorado as water. “I'm from Michigan originally, so we have a lot more water than Colorado … more
The average composite ACT score of juniors in the Douglas County School District rose from 21.9 in 2015 to 22.5 in 2016. The state's 2016 average composite score is 20.4, according to results … more
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