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The Douglas County School District Board of Education voted 4-2 on June 20 to approve a $578 million budget for the 2017-18 school year. Board members David Ray and Anne-Marie Lemieux voted against approving the budget because they said they … more
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled June 20 that a woman identified in court documents as Jane Zoe can sue the Douglas County School District for an incident in which a teacher distributed … more
Commissioners swore they'd stay committed to finding the money to widen Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Monument, but ultimately the board voted down a controversial proposal by Commissioner … more
Sienna Johnson, one of two teenage girls accused of making a violent threat against Mountain Vista High School in 2015, will serve five years in Division of Youth Corrections followed by four years … more
A building full of books was the perfect setting for Joaquin Escobarto receive his United States citizenship. “When my family came to the United States, it was a page-turning event,” said Escobar, a Highlands Ranch resident and University of … more
When Jay Martin was 13 years old and living in Nebraska, he answered the family phone to hear a state trooper explain his brother had been in a wreck and he needed to speak with Martin’s parents. Martin’s 19-year-old brother was killed in a … more
On Nov. 30, Jennifer Laber was found dead with her two sons, ages 3 and 5, in the family minivan outside a closed Sports Authority. Just two months later, on Jan. 30, Cristi Benavides and her … more
Chambers of Commerce are designed to help their businesses grow and prosper in the community, bring in new customers and contribute to the economy. But that’s not their only focus — chambers also inform and connect the residents of their … more
When I took on the role of interim superintendent for Douglas County School District last fall, the prospect of tackling our district's challenges was a daunting one. With such a large district and … more
Londa Mull isn't your typical couch surfer. “I'm technically homeless, and I chose this,” she said with a smile. After her four adult children moved out, Mull, a 50-year-old former real estate broker's assistant, began looking for a … more
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