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Parents ask Re-8 to keep FLHS football program

                The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Educational expectations have evolved by generation.

A generational look at what defines success

The need to succeed is different for everyone, especially generationally. Pressures from parents and expectations academically and socially are very different for today’s Millennials and Generation …
A Douglas County School District student works on school work in a day filled with clubs, athletics and work.

High schoolers are accustomed to a culture of overextension

Today’s teenagers have heard the same messaging throughout their entire childhoods: College is a requirement, and to make that happen, students have to be the best at everything. For today’s …
With cases popping up in Europe and now one confirmed in the U.S., the CDC is spreading more awareness about the monkeypox virus..

First monkeypox case reported in Colorado

There is no need to panic according to local medical experts who recently discussed the national news stories coming out about the spread of monkeypox and the mystery surrounding kids being diagnosed with hepatitis.

Douglas County Public Health Director Michael Hill talks with the Board of Health during a recent meeting.

CCM Exclusive: Douglas County Health Department director talks about the future

Douglas County’s first-ever public health director is focusing on the future as he builds an agency he hopes will reduce costs for local taxpayers.  In an exclusive interview with …
Education
Arapahoe Community College's Parker campus is located next to Chaparral High School at 15653 Brookstone Drive.

Arapahoe Community College closing in Parker, DCSD taking over

Arapahoe Community College is closing its Parker campus after the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education agreed to sell the building to the Douglas County School District May …

Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …
Teachers in the Douglas County School District and at local colleges are seeing the pressures being placed on teenagers and young adults.

Educators reflect on expectations and pressures students face

Douglas County School District has an 83% graduation rate across its 16 high schools. Most of those graduates have been told throughout their education that they should attend college after high …
Madeline Robinson

A personal essay: Crying can be helpful

Recently, I found a dark, quiet place in my school and I cried. I mean, I ugly cried -- there was snot and hiccups and a wad of tissues. I cried because I hadn’t been sleeping well. I cried because …

Rock Canyon graduates greet next chapters

Rock Canyon High School graduates were ebulliant and acrobatic in picking up their diplomas during the ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2022 in Denver on May 19. More than 550 seniors graduated …
Business
Confluence Companies, a developer, proposes a mixed-use project with a new Sports Development Center through a partnership with Castle Rock, which is shown in this rendering.

Castle Rock considering partnership for sports center

A Castle Rock proposal would have the town partner with a private developer to build an indoor recreation facility and transform the former Acme Brick facility and surrounding area into a mixed use …
Proposed regulations for home occupations in unincorporated Douglas County would allow one vehicle per business with a maximum weight of 26,000 pounds. The existing rules have no limitations on the types or amount of vehicles for home occupations.

Potential rules for home businesses meet resistance

Proposed changes for Douglas County home occupation regulations received a lot of pushback from residents concerned about traffic generated by businesses in neighborhoods, despite the changes being …
Children sell cookies, lemonade and shaved ice as part of a fundraiser outside of Zari’s. The store often holds events for kids in the community on the weekends.

Centennial grocery store fills need for local shoppers

Zia and Shai Warraich want to bring the world to Colorado. In March, the new business owners opened Zari’s Grocery, a store specializing in international food and halal meat. Located two miles east …
Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet gives her Mr. Roger's themed State of the City on May 10 at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Lone Tree prepares for development on east side

Growth in Lone Tree is continuing to explode, hardly slowed by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with major projects slated for the east side of the city. Mayor Jackie Millet gave the annual …

Dave and Shelly Gardner, owners of Max Taps Co., opened their Centennial location on Feb. 1.

Tavern owners double down

The original location of Max Taps Co. survived 2020, a feat that shaped founder Dave Gardner’s outlook on opening a second taproom. “If we can make it through that, with nobody allowed in a bar, …
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