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Mike Peterson confirms he will resign from Douglas County School Board

Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson is planning to resign from his board seat before the end of the year due to personal reasons. Peterson told the Douglas County News Press that he informed the board and Superintendent Erin Kane on Nov. 20 that he will be stepping down from his position. He said…

Douglas County School District, sheriff’s department settles 2021 lawsuit with ACLU

Douglas County School District and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office settled a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union over the use of handcuffs on an 11-year-old autistic boy at Sagewood Middle School, agreeing to increase training for school resource officers. In March 2021, the ACLU sued the school district and sheriff’s office for “aggressively…



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The Colorado High School Coaches Association announces 2024 Hall of Fame class

Per a release, the Colorado High School Coaches Association is excited to announce the 2024 Hall of Fame Class, and several inductees have Colorado Community Media-area ties. This is the 60th class to be inducted. The class includes Keri Atchison, Bruce Dick, Randy Dreitz, Caryn Jarocki, and Terry Taylor. The five inductees consist of three…

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Arvada Center hosts ‘Cinderella’ this holiday season

The holiday season is a time filled with stories, whether they come in form of traditions long passed down or the fantastical kind we all gather round to hear for another year. For this year, the Arvada Center’s holiday show is a bit of both —Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” “Cinderella is a great holiday show…

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…


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Letter to the editor: Thank you, Sonya

To Sonya Ellingboe: Reading of your retirement, my heart was filled with conflicting emotions. First, a sense of support for…

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WinterFest brings magic to Thornton

Thornton’s WinterFest — a family-focused holiday celebration highlighted this year by fireworks and drone displays — returns Dec. 8-10 to Carpenter Park, 11000 Colorado Blvd. During WinterFest, the city creates a holiday village on the park’s playing fields, with structures that include Santa’s house, an elves’ cottage, a reindeer hospital and a gingerbread house, all…

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