When a program that pairs law enforcement with mental health workers to respond to personal crises in Douglas County first launched in 2017, it started out with one team that…
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Douglas County considers property tax relief, urges other local officials to do same in ‘summit’ meeting
For tax purposes, for a home with a 2022 value of about $636,000 that paid about $6,000 in estimated taxes, at a 2023 value of about $980,000, estimated taxes would total about $9,000. Douglas County Assessor An unusually large spike in home values and an impending jump in property tax bills pushed Douglas County officials…
Parker Chamber hosts town hall on Douglas County School District ballot initiatives to increase funding
In collaboration with the Douglas County School District, the Parker Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee held an informational town hall with the business community to discuss school funding measures that will appear on the November ballot. Jacki Hayden, Parker chamber’s government affairs committee chair, said members of the committee visited representatives of the school district to…
Backer of San Luis Valley water transfer plan still in the running for new Douglas County water board
Two leaders of a private company that proposed a controversial water project garnered some support to join a new arm of Douglas County’s government that is expected to help shape the future of water supply in a growing county. The new government body, the Douglas County Water Commission, is expected to help create a plan…
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Rural towns are known for being close-knit and supportive — and residents showed up in force to support the Elizabeth High School Cardinals and see the festivities when EHS was chosen to host the Denver Broncos High School Home Game of the Week.
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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…
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.
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.
As we roll into late summer here in Colorado, we’re also entering the best time of year to be outside.
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As parents, one of our most important jobs is to help our children develop a strong sense of self-worth and…
Having worked as a career coach for many years, I know that finding a good job is always a challenge…
September’s transitions can be both daunting and beautiful in the Rocky Mountain west with golden aspen leaves contrasting with fresh…
Since becoming the south metro editor for Colorado Community Media, I do not get out into the communities as much…
The story Our Mindful Kingdom Teen Summit begins with a Black teacher in the Denver Public Schools system.