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Douglas County School District sets plan to increase teacher pay with voter-approved funding

With mixed approval from Douglas County voters, the school district is investing $66 million in staff compensation and school security, while planning creative solutions for capital needs that did not receive funding. The November election resulted in the passage of a $66 million mill levy override, while the $484 million bond failed. The failed bond…

Douglas County forms advisory board on its water future in 2-1 vote

After months of discussion, two of Douglas County’s elected leaders formally voted to create a volunteer board that will help decide the future of water supply in the county, over the third leader’s objection. With the help of the new volunteer group, “Douglas County will have a comprehensive 2050 Water Plan that will encompass the…

New Castle Rock library named after legacy patrons Philip and Jerry Miller

In 1967, Philip and Jerry Miller funded part of Castle Rock’s first dedicated library building and later took care of its debt, earning the nicknames Mr. and Mrs. Library.  Today, the Millers’ legacy lives on in a trust that continues to be one of the largest supporters of Douglas County Libraries, Executive Director Bob Pasicznyuk…



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Prep basketball: Colorado moves closer to implementing a shot clock

Colorado’s high school basketball programs are a bit closer to seeing a shot clock. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors officially recommended the use of a 35-second shot clock, effective in the 2026-2027 school year. This summer, CHSAA’s website said three in five athletic directors and district athletic directors wanted a shot…

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Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…

Arts, Culture & Entertainment: Parker Symphony marks anniversary

The Parker Symphony, conducted by Rene Knetsch, celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, beginning with a concert on Oct. 20 at the PACE Center titled, “Destination: Europe.” The Program will include Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody,” Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance;” and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” performed by Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony.…


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Starting the Season: A guide to kickstarting the 2023 holidays in Adams County

From Santa sightings to winter festivals, there are plenty of events around the region to get you into the holiday mood. Whether you’re in Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Brighton or Fort Lupton, there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s Colorado Community Media’s list of the ones not to miss, organized by date. Dec. 1 Thornton Santa…

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