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The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted …
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    • Charter school location still under review by school board

      An undeveloped field with rolling views of the Front Range could be the site of a bustling Castle Rock charter school come 2018.But some neighbors and officials are saying the proposed location could create traffic complications for …

    • Fair provides resources on substance use

      A teenage bedroom staged in the lunchroom of Douglas County High School revealed everyday items that young people may be using to conceal drug or alcohol use. Inside a hairbrush was a compartment for marijuana. A pill bottle was in a pillowcase. …

    • School district's pay-for-performance suspended for one year

      The seven members of the Douglas County School Board approved suspending the differentiated pay structure for licensed teachers and administrators for one year at the Sept. 19 board meeting. Suspending the pay-for-performance structure for the …

    • Fair provides resources on substance use

      A teenage bedroom staged in the lunchroom of Douglas County High School revealed everyday items that young people may be using to conceal drug or alcohol use. Inside a hairbrush was a compartment for marijuana. A pill bottle was in a pillowcase. …

    • Junk removal company a treasure for veterans

      On a late summer morning in a gated, golf-course community, a man with brown boots and a trailer is getting his hands dirty. He loads a garage-full of trash, old furniture and electronics into a hulking green trailer — leaving space for his next …