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Some Douglas County voters don’t see value in school funding questions

When Larkspur resident Jim Maras receives his ballot this election season, he’ll be voting against the Douglas County School District’s ask for a $66 million mill levy override and $484 million bond for a variety of reasons.  A large contributing factor for Maras is that he doesn’t believe the district is fiscally responsible. Maras, whose…


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Legend dominates Douglas County in soccer play, leads league with 3-0 record

Legend had an easy 8-0 Continental League boys’ soccer win over Douglas County on Sept. 19, but Titans’ head coach Daniel Pennington isn’t taking anything for granted. The Titans scored seven goals in the second half, improving their overall record to 5-1-1 and 3-0 in league play. Douglas County dropped to 2-4 overall, and 0-2…

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Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax. 

Column: Making ’Beautiful’ music at the Arvada Center

For those who are unfamiliar, a jukebox musical is a show that features tunes most audiences are familiar with. And that kind of show is practically made for “Beautiful,” the story of singer, songwriter and all-around legend Carole King. 


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Education Corner: A losing proposition

One of my favorite job duties as the superintendent of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is visiting any one…


Commissioners cause dismay

The three-member board of Douglas county commissioners once again is in the news over infighting between themselves. It is embarrassing…

Commissioners’ foolishness

The county commissioners’ office and role is to be “responsible under state statute for the health, safety, and welfare of…

Stop cut-through traffic

Pertaining to the Sept. 14 article in the Highlands Ranch Herald that gave detailed information about the ongoing construction at…

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