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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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Behind the mic and 'Behind the Mask'

At her lowest point, Cassandra Perkins thought she was the only person who understood the pain and darkness she felt. Years later, as she sits in a broadcast studio in Aurora, she's talked to a lot of people who have sought her out to say “me …
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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 …

    • 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 …

    • My name is... Rachel Rosenstein

      My husband, Matt, and I have been married two years, and we moved to Parker last September. We love hiking, that's kind of our main thing, getting outdoors. We've done a few fourteeners. They're very hard for me, so Matt usually has to talk …

    • Parker doctor dies after accident at Chatfield

      Hope Cassel was paddleboarding at Chatfield Reservoir with her three sons, ages 14, 13 and 11, and one of the sons' friends, also 11, when a violent storm hit the area around 1 p.m. Cassel, a doctor with a popular practice in Parker, shared her …

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