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While Douglas County's neighborhood schools are excusing absences for students whose parents refuse the PARCC test, Castle Rock's Academy Charter School took a different path. ACS children who don't take the Partnerships for Assessment of … more
A bill that would have allowed a tax incentive for home health care for senior citizens failed in a House finance committee after concerns over the bill's impact on TABOR refunds outweighed the legislation's attempt to address future financial … more
Light rail has taken another step toward extending farther south into Douglas County. The county commissioners recently approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county, the City of Lone Tree and other area stakeholders to contribute a … more
A group of 13 Finnish teens are coming to Denver's south metro area again this summer, and 10 of them still need a place to stay. The teens, who are coming as part of the Finland Young Ambassadors Program, will be here for 5½ weeks, said Leena … more
Having a conversation with the gatekeeper to Douglas County’s history is like taking a journey into the past. Shaun Boyd, archivist for the Douglas County History Research Center, shows off “the vault” with great pride. It’s actually a … more
A February terrorist threat against shopping centers didn’t prompt Lone Tree police to take new action to protect Park Meadows mall. It has been training for such a possibility for years. “Some of the press have called and asked, `Have we … more
The trial of a man suspected of leading police on a high-speed chase down I-25 will stay in Douglas County. Douglas County District Court Judge Paul King denied a request for a change of venue in the case against Ryan Stone during a … more
The Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Outlook Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 31 at the Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows. Henry Sobonet, director of the governor's office of planning and budgeting, will be the keynote … more
A 41-year-old Denver man died early March 7 in a one-car accident at the I-25 and E-470 interchange. James Walker Polumbus was driving south on I-25 at about 5:30 a.m. when his truck crashed through … more
The second-graders of Fox Creek Elementary spent all day practicing how to sign their autograph in a book about beavers. In their individual classrooms, they passed around the book they collaboratively wrote, and practiced how to quickly find the … more
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