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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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Kudos to Amy Fienen of Castle Rock Citizens for Responsible Development for her work on behalf of our community.  Although she says, "I am not a politically motivated person," her political … more
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
For Sen. Cheri Jahn, the motivation is clear: To bring Colorado in line with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole and to allow for judicial discretion relating to circumstances … more
Caregiving for a family member has become a new job title for many relatives. Currently, 39% of U.S. adults provide care for a relative or close … more
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