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The two sides of teacher pay, evaluations

Steve Cook, a Douglas County School District assistant superintendent, remembers being a young teacher who gave a lot and got little in return. He spent the first seven of his 25 years in education at a small school where he taught six grades of …
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Refreshing change

As thelocally produced and grown food movement continues to gain traction in Colorado, bison rancher Neil Fischer wants to make it easier for residents to buy meat directly from ranchers. “We looked at the landscape of organically and …
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Bid for marathon bowling record derailed

An apparently unthinking and selfish action sabotaged Todd Wessels’ effort to break the Guinness world record for a 10-pin bowling marathon. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Englewood donated the use of the lane and other support to Wessels’ …
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    • Proposed tax increase would raise teacher salaries, fund capital needs

      Douglas County school board member Doug Benevento has two new tax proposals that would help raise teacher pay and address high-priority capital needs in the district. “I said let’s take a look at capital needs and teacher salaries and figure …

    • From the post office to the primary

      Though the mail-in ballot process has been in place in Colorado for three years, it has almost completely replaced the traditional system of waiting in line at polling stations in Douglas County. Less than a week before the June 28 primary …

    • ‘Incomplete is complete’

      The painter sits in an armchair on a drop cloth spattered with drops of dark paint like a negative impression of a night sky. He stares at the canvas standing 10 feet before him, alternately squinting and relaxing his eyes, searching for his vision …

    • Full effort for half marathon

      Hundreds of runners participated in the fourth annual Castle Rock Half Marathon. On June 27, more than 150 runners competed in the half marathon, and more than 50 more took part in the 5-mile race and rock challenge, a grueling run up the iconic …

    • Nonprofit gives hope to homeless

      Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn’t immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County …

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