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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.
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Dr. John Douglas poses on his front porch for a portrait. He has been the executive director of Tri-County Health Department since 2013.

Pandemic risk not over, Tri-County Health Department chief says

Several Denver metro counties are now operating in what they call “level clear” in local dial policies, generally with no local coronavirus restrictions — and that’s likely to continue unless …
The Greenland Townsite Post Office was the community hub for the once-bustling railroad town. By restoring the building, Douglas County hopes to preserve that symbolic significance.

Historic Greenland post office being restored

Douglas County hopes it can revive the memory of a once-bustling Greenland town site when it finishes restoring the Greenland Post Office this fall. In late June, the county started its bottom-to-top …
Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig watch from the Mount Evans summit parking lot as their daughter and her boyfriend descend the actual summit on July 22.

Taking a look at Mount Evans’ new reservation system

The night before Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig visited Mount Evans with their daughter and her boyfriend, they went to recreation.gov and purchased a vehicle ticket. On July 22, the Koenigs and …
Participating in the 50th anniversary celebrations includes Monica Meador, left, Debbi Haynie, Sherry Fogleman, Beverly Frindt and Maggie Pritchard.

Senior Activity Center turns 50

From humble beginnings, multiple relocation endeavors and continued patience, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center is celebrating 50 years in the community. The official celebration was held on …

Creating a vision for downtown alleyways

When visiting downtown Castle Rock, visitors probably don't spend much time in the alleyways. However, that could change as the town explores options to transform them into creative and functional …
Education
Colorado Vaccination. Hands of doctor holding syringe and coronavirus (COVID-19) vial vaccine on flag Colorado

Unvaccinated Coloradans drive rise in COVID as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health …

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

Academic component of Douglas County schools equity policy discussed

Douglas County School District administrators sought to move past the seemingly endless debate over critical race theory when district staff gave a presentation on the academic component of the …
Business
Pastor Jeff Percival with Southeast Christian Church stands with the Parker town council as they recognize the church for their funding of small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parker recognizes church for helping businesses

A local church is being lauded for a program it put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that doled out about $205,000 to struggling local businesses in Douglas County and beyond.  The Town of …
A rendering of the north side of the proposed development site designed by KTGY from the Lincoln Station Site Improvement Plan Staff Report.

Lincoln Station plan passes review in Lone Tree

The Lone Tree Planning Commission discussed the proposed improvement plan for the development of a site at Lincoln Station during a meeting on July 13. The site spans 5.23 acres and will include 425 …
Sullivan

Parker Chamber selects new president and CEO

The Parker Chamber of Commerce announced that T.J. Sullivan has been hired as its next president and CEO, according to a news release from the organization. Sullivan will begin his new role with the …
Inside the kitchen at Indochine Cuisine, a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant on Parker's Mainstreet.

Local support keeps Parker eatery thriving

Yume Tran says she's made thousands of friends by serving food in Parker since 2003, and her bond to the community feels even stronger since COVID-19 hit. Tran and her husband run Indochine Cuisine, …

A band plays at the Tailgate Tavern during Parker Days in June 2018.

As Parker noise rules start, Tailgate seeks to improve

As the Town of Parker's new noise ordinance gets up and running, one bar and grill on Main Street is working to improve how its live music impacts the community.  The Tailgate Tavern at 19552 …
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