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Community members protest, call for school board members to resign

More than 50 community members held signs and protested outside the June 21 Douglas County School District Board of Education meeting in Castle Rock. They wore T-shirts and held signs that read …
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How to be smart in the sun

Nicole Shultz has two children, ages 5 and 7. Like most parents, she’s endured the task of putting sunscreen on small, squirmy bodies. “You want coverage that you can wipe quick and go,” she said. Shultz, of Highlands Ranch, uses …
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One man’s chocolate leads to fight for bees

Among the 20 booths at the Highlands Ranch farmers’ market bursting with colorful dyed clothes, bunches of asparagus and boxes of candied nuts, one stands out for its simplicity. Only three products adorn the table: two kinds of chocolate bars …
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    • Teacher’s cancer returns

      About a year ago, the community rallied to support a Highlands Ranch family dealing with the hardships of cancer – physical pain, financial strain, a constant fear for the future. That family needs support now more than ever. Susan Cash, an …

    • School board members cleared of violations in encounter with student

      The Douglas County School District Board of Education president and vice president have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the alleged bullying of a Ponderosa High School student. An independent …

    • Fagen submits resignation letter

      Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen officially submitted her resignation letter to the board of education June 15.   Fagen was appointed the new superintendent of …

    • Free Cycle rolls out for summer

      Last fall, Teresa Pohen, a physical therapist at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, used the Free Cycle bike-sharing program to meet up with her son, who attends Castle Rock Middle School. He would walk from the school to the hospital and the duo would …

    • 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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