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When I took on the role of board of education president, I was hopeful for the opportunity to encourage diverse voices in order to address issues within the Douglas County School District. Admittedly, the road is much more difficult than I thought. … more
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Niki Mitchell has watched a number of fellow teachers leave the Douglas County School District in recent years. Some have gone to other school districts. Others have taken early retirement. A few have left the profession altogether. “It’s … more
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I don't necessarily agree with every decision made by the Castle Rock Town Council, including those related to development. However, I believe the effort to recall Mayor Paul Donahue is deceptive, … more
I am not a politically motivated person. I don't fill my social media feeds with posts about my presidential candidate of choice. I don't even feel comfortable discussing politics in mixed company. … more
Feeling duped? Over the past year, we have all witnessed the progress of the Promenade at Castle Rock at the expense of our "small-town" feel. On a personal level, I am bothered by our diminishing … more
The Douglas County School Board agreed April 19 to launch an independent investigation into board President Meghann Silverthorn and Vice President Judith Reynolds after 16-year-old Ponderosa student Grace Davis said she was intimidated and bullied by the pair in a private meeting about the March protest she organized at the school. more
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Is it closing time? That was the question of the day as Jefferson County Board of Education members directed staff remove the school closures from the Facilities Master Plan, Tuesday … more
Colorado is the only state in the nation that outlaws the use of rain barrels to collect water off of our roofs to use in our gardens. In a state where people are dedicated to conserving natural … more
Like a lot of 13-year-olds, Darious Gallegos thought it would be a good idea for his family to go out for pizza. Unlike a lot of 13-year-olds, Darious has a potentially fatal form of cancer, and asked to go out for pizza as part of his … more
Homeowners in Clarke Farms are voicing dissatisfaction over the approval of a group home. Parker Town Council approved a use-by-special-review application Feb. 1 from SLP Colorado, LLC, to establish a group residential facility on Flagler Drive … more
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