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Douglas County Commissioners, members of the Highlands Ranch Metro District, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and Douglas County School District come together to celebration the official agreement to sell Toepfer and Sweetwater parks.

School district agrees to sale of Toepfer, Sweetwater parks to county

After more than a year of negotiations, the Douglas County commissioners and school district came to an official agreement on June 28 to sale two parks to the county.
Douglas County sheriff candidates Darren Weekly and John Anderson

Neither Weekly, Anderson calling sheriff's race

The top two vote-getters in the primary election for the Republican candidate for Douglas County sheriff both say they are waiting for more results before making any calls on a winner.

Updated results: Weekly continues to hold lead over Anderson in Douglas County sheriff race

As votes are being counted Tuesday night, the first set of results shows Republican candidate Darren Weekly is leading the race with 18,514 as of 9 p.m. In second place in the four-person race …
Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson listens to discussion during a Feb. 8 study session. Peterson has been accused of committing perjury and 18th Judicial District Attorney John Kellner confirmed an investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement investigating DCSD board members over allegations of perjury

Allegations that two Douglas County School Board directors committed perjury have been referred for investigation to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
KOSON Charter Network CEO Penny Eucker presents a proposal for a STEM School campus in Sterling Ranch during the April 26 Douglas County School Board meeting. On June 21, the board denied STEM's application to open a new school in Sterling Ranch.

DCSD approves new Lehman charter location

Douglas County School District’s charter school options will grow slightly after the Board of Education conditionally approved an application from Lehman Academy to open a second …

Douglas County approves staff raises and 'inflation stipend'

Douglas County staff members will soon receive a bump in their paychecks after the county commissioners approved a 4% raise for employees. Employees who make less than $80,000 per year will also …

Restaurateur carries on the family tradition

The Galassos have been serving marinara-topped pasta, Italian-influenced sandwiches and hand-stretched pizza in Centennial for a decade now, but the family’s culinary roots in Colorado actually …

Front Range tourism finally sees post-COVID boost

The urban workhorse of Colorado’s tourism industry is finally recovering from COVID. Denver and its Front Range neighbors have endured long-haul symptoms from the pandemic, as convention and city …

Colorado taxpayers will receive $750 rebates in August

More money is coming to Colorado residents. Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced June 21 from the Governor’s Office that in late August, individual tax filers will receive refund checks of $750; …

Arapahoe County names board members, sole finalist for director of new health department

Following the breakdown of Tri-County, which for more than 50 years had been delivering health services to Adamas, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, Arapahoe has been in a race against time to stand up its own health department by Jan. 1, a day after Tri-County's services are set to end. 

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Electric school buses are in Colorado’s future

One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their …

Life

The cold and creamy taste of summer

Summer is here. July is upon us. And perhaps nothing defines the season as well as a cold, creamy scoop or two on a cone — or in a bowl, if you prefer.

Sports

Brookens tabbed as CHSAA associate commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. …

Voices

Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin.

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special …
Michael Norton

Friends who are like family, and family who become friends

Each morning I participate in a daily devotional with a friend of mine who has become more like family as he and I have been friends for the past 27 years. He is very much my brother. And I have been …

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and …
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