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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…

Lone Tree murder suspect arrested in Wyoming

The suspect in a local murder investigation has been arrested in Wyoming, the City of Lone Tree announced Nov. 27 via social media.  Law enforcement identified James Matthew Neal, 23, as a suspect in the Nov. 4 murder of a 73-year-old Centennial man in Lone Tree.  Via email, Lone Tree police spokesperson Nate Jones 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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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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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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How one enterprising electrician made Denver the Christmas capital of the world

Around Christmastime in 1914, David Dwight Sturgeon’s son fell ill and became bedridden. Sturgeon, an electrician who would go on to start the Sturgeon Electric Company, devised a plan to dip light bulbs in red and green paint and string them on a tree outside the family’s home on 34th in Denver. The elder Sturgeon…

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