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Why teachers left Douglas County

Lyndsie Riggs Lyndsie Riggs, 34, taught English and advised the broadcast program at Castle View High School in Castle Rock. It was her first job teaching — she was there for four years. She left … more

Mill levy override puts focus on DCSD teachers

Tim Ottmann, principal of Ponderosa High School in Parker, recalls why a volleyball coach of 16 years who led the team to several state championships left the school three years ago for a position in … more

‘I’m concerned for the safety of our students’

At Castle View High School, teachers don’t have permanent classrooms. Throughout the day, they move their materials to classrooms that are available. When the bell rings for the next class period, … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Outlets campaign supports those fighting breast cancer

Pink Saves, an awareness, action and fundraising campaign launched by the Outlets at Castle Rock to support the work of Susan G. Komen Colorado, features events and programs designed to raise money … more

What would DCSD ballot measures cost you?

Voters are being asked to approve two separate measures that would bring additional funding to the Douglas County School District: Ballot Issue 5A, a $40 million mill levy override, and Ballot Issue … more

Attorney general race draws sharp line between candidates' approaches

One prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter. The other worked as an assistant to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. One's the elected district attorney in a south metro district of more than 1 … more

Park to honor fallen Deputy Zackari Parrish

The town where Deputy Zackari Parrish served as a police officer before joining the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has named its newest park for the fallen officer, who was shot and killed in the … more

Colorado voter guide: Get to know the 2018 state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: … more

Tri-County Health urges all to get a flu shot

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. More recently, last year's flu season was record-breaking … more

State patrol meeting to address traffic concerns

The Castle Rock Troop Office of the Colorado State Patrol will have a community meeting to address concerns on traffic safety in Douglas County. The meeting Monday, Oct. 15 begins at 5:30 p.m. and … more

Daytime construction begins in I-25 median south of Castle Rock

Drivers on Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock will notice more construction this month as I-25 South Gap crews begin working in the median to build wider shoulders and the new express … more

Mental health program internationally recognized

When depression struck a 25-year-old Castle Rock woman in June, she knew all too well what was happening. The woman, who asked that her name not be used for privacy reasons, had already experienced … more

Murder suspect no stranger to false confessions

Six days before Christmas 2017 came shocking news: Authorities had arrested a man in the 2010 murder of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Elbert County investigators charged Daniel Pesch, a … more

Regional crime lab opens in south metro Denver area

About three years ago, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher met for coffee and discussed their line of work. Throughout the conversation, they talked over … more

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

Charter schools have role in DCSD tax conversation

Of the Douglas County School District’s 91 schools, 21 are charter schools. The seven charter schools built before 2007 need about $7.7 million for critical building repairs that risk school … more

Citizenship ceremony highlights ‘beauty and value of diversity’

Marolina Montanez was 4 years old, her younger sister Guadalupe just 2 months old, when their family moved from Mexico to Colorado. They have since established lives and families in the United … more

Roxborough State Park open after closing for rescue mission

Authorities closed Roxborough State Park in Douglas County while they search for a missing person they believe may be suicidal.  more

Nationally recognized expert offers insight on parenting challenges

Following the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Dr. Scott Poland visited the school to console members of the grieving community. He did the same after the Feb. 14 school … more
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