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Roughly 4,000 Castle Rock students learning virtually amid quarantines, sub shortage

Two high schools in Castle Rock will switch to virtual learning for two weeks as COVID-19 quarantines keep teachers out of the classroom and the school district struggles to maneuver a substitute … more

Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top … more

Money.com ranks Parker No. 2 on list of best places to live

Parker has been named the second best place to live in the United States by Money.com. The town trails only Evans, Georgia, in the publication's 2020 rankings, released Sept. 22. “Parker is … more

Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist

The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws … more

COVID-19 cases, quarantines force Mountain Vista High School into virtual learning

Mountain View High School was transitioned to remote learning for two weeks after two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, forcing the quarantines of “many staff and students.” A … more

Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people … more

Instagram and indiscretion are on the shame page

Instagram, Instagram, wherefore art thou, Instagram — and why? I guess it must be good for something. But not a day goes by that someone isn’t apologizing or being shamed, slammed or threatened … more

Hope, encouragement open endless possibilities

Hope may not be a strategy, but then again it just might be, especially when we tie it to encouragement. Although I have personally limited the amount of time I spend reading or watching the news, … more

Our community is bigger than we think

I’ve lived in Littleton for almost 30 years and have had a wonderful life here — close enough to access the arts, facilities, and museums of Denver, but nice and separate from the downtown … more

AUMC celebrates 150th with hope, honks

During its many decades of operation, the congregation at the Arvada United Methodist Church has withstood everything from the Great Depression, which left it with $3.35 in the bank at one point, to … more

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock … more

Curious sights around Denver metro area tell historic tales

With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular … more

Arts center adjusts to world of restrictions

When the world closed down last spring, Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center closed a production of “Barefoot in the Park” a week early and started on a different kind of journey. The board of … more

Exhibits coming at new facility in Denver Botanic Gardens

The new Freyer-Newman Center at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, has several exhibits starting Sept. 26. Timed tickets must be reserved online. Masks will be required. “From the Vault: … more

Police determine bomb threat at Castle View High School was not credible

Students at Castle View High School in Castle Rock were evacuated from the building this morning following a "possible bomb threat," according to school district and police officials. more

Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a … more

Gifted golfers rise to top of tourneys

Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the … more

Tom Munds 'served our community and country'

Family, coworkers, and current and former Englewood city officials came together in memoriam of a well-known figure in the Englewood community who loved that city as much as it loved him back. … more

Fire destroys home near Parker

A house outside Parker was destroyed in a fire the night of Sept. 18, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Three occupants lived in the house, but none were home at the time. Two dogs died in the … more

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School … more
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