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Douglas County students react to threat

When Rock Canyon High School was placed on lockout April 16, Mara Powner and Ashley Zbylski, both seniors, felt a mix of emotions — scared, confused, freaked out. About midnight, when the Douglas … more

Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from … more

Douglas County School District offers resources for families in light of threat

Douglas County School District is offering resources for students after canceling school April 17 due to what officials deemed a credible threat in the area. Local law enforcement and the FBI were … more

Colorado Community Media wins big at annual press convention

Colorado Community Media received 50 awards in the annual state press competition, including the prestigious public service award for a year-long series on the state of mental health in Douglas … more

FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"

Shortly after noon today, multiple Jefferson County School District schools were placed on lockout — meaning business as usual within buildings but all access in and out of school buildings is … more

County leaders place pinwheels for child abuse prevention

Clusters of shiny blue pinwheels are popping up around Douglas County this month, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse America launched the pinwheel campaign in 2008 to raise … more

Marijuana jobs hinder some citizenship bids in Colorado

Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because … more

DCSD changed following Columbine

At the Douglas County School District, 18 employees — a combination of armed personnel and security technicians — make up a 24-hour dispatch communication center in Castle Rock. The number of … more

Castle Rock studio is center for both yoga, art

People who practice yoga in Castle Rock, or anyone who enjoys local art, can find both in one location now that a community business has launched a program to showcase artists from the surrounding … more

Douglas County commissioners rebuke red flag bill as governor signs it into law

Not long after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a controversial red flag bill, Douglas County commissioners released a video and statements rebuking the recently passed legislation and urging an … more

Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major … more

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in Douglas County upskirt-video case

An ex-teacher accused of filming videos up the clothing of unsuspecting women and girls has pleaded guilting to a felony charge in Douglas County. Steven Michael Jenkins, 56, pleaded guilty on April … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

‘There’s really not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it’

David Walcher had just gotten back from a celebratory breakfast and was on his way to lunch with a fellow member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Every year, the county leaders would … more

‘I feel like Daniel is walking with me’

Ask Tom Mauser about his shoes. Mauser’s son Daniel was killed at Columbine High School in 1999. In the years that followed, Mauser became an outspoken advocate for stronger gun laws. And through … more

‘It had a big impact on my life’

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School when two armed students walked into the building and killed 13 people, then themselves. He was on school grounds but outside when … more

‘Helping a brother make a last wish come true’

For Christian Redman, the Last Ride fulfilled a heartfelt wish: A celebration with his daughter in Kentucky on her 18th birthday, a reunion with fellow 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment troopers and … more

Sylvan moves to Lone Tree office, plans more sites in county

Sylvan Learning recently opened its first Lone Tree center, providing a more central site with easier access for Douglas County families, Mark Bellestri, owner of Sylvan Learning, said in a news … more

Local students receive scholarships

Four Douglas County School District seniors have been awarded scholarships from the Daniels Fund. The Daniels Fund program provides four-year scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional … more

Teachers receive Boettcher awards

The Boettcher Foundation has recognized 10 Douglas County School District teachers. The annual Teacher Recognition Award honors educators for their impact and dedication to students who compete for … more
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