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PRIMARY 2020 | Decisive win for Murray in Republican race for CU regent, District 6

Richard Murray bested fellow Highlands Ranch Republican Priscilla Rahn by nearly a 2-1 margin in the party primary race to decide who will face the Democratic opponent for the University of Colorado … more

Graduation 2020: Castle View High School celebrates commencement

Despite originally being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castle View High School class of 2020 held their graduation ceremony June 26. CVHS, like 13 other Douglas County high schools, was … more

Graduation 2020: Stormy skies don’t dampen spirits at Mountain Vista event

After being postponed by both COVID-19 and lightning, the Mountain Vista High School class of 2020 finally graduated the evening of June 26.  Only 10 minutes into the ceremony, an announcement came … more

Graduation 2020: Parker's Legend High School says goodbye to the class of 2020

Seniors from Legend High School in Parker had their official commencement ceremony June 25 after the county requested special permission to host the in-person event. The Douglas County School … more

Graduation 2020: Seniors at ThunderRidge in Highlands Ranch get their moment

ThunderRidge High School graduates finally got their day in the sun June 24 -- but in Parker, not their home turf of Highlands Ranch. Families, clustered into six-foot pods on the EchoPark Stadium … more

Douglas County district OKs plan to reopen schools

The Douglas County School Board has approved a framework, or general concepts, for reopening the district in August along with recommended contingency plans if schools cannot return to business as … more

Jeffco announces elementary students can return full-time next school year

In a June 18 letter to staff members, Jeffco Public Schools announced that all elementary students will have the option to return for in-person learning five days a week next year. Until the June 18 … more

Douglas County to hold in-person graduations

Douglas County seniors have an answer to one question regarding their uprooted final year of high school — they will be able to attend high school commencement ceremonies in person. The Douglas … more

2020 primary: Republican candidates for CU regents, District 6

Two Highlands Ranch Republicans are facing off in the party’s June 30 primary for the University of Colorado Board of Regents seat that represents the 6th Congressional District. The board consists … more

Englewood Schools looks ahead to in-person learning

With the 2020-2021 school year set to begin in only two months, Englewood Schools has launched a task force that will come up with frameworks that will guide decisions regarding students returning to … more

Douglas County schools brace for $31M deficit next year

The Douglas County School District is poised to adopt its 2020-21 budget this month, but the school board is still weighing how to make millions in cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Douglas County School District to unveil reopening plan soon

This month, Douglas County will get its first official glimpse of plans for reopening the Douglas County School District in the fall, when the district plans to return to in-person learning. Board … more

Jeffco Schools budget crisis pushed off to next year

Jeffco Public Schools is no longer expecting the tens of millions in budget cuts it was bracing itself for in 2020-2021, instead anticipating that government aid can cover a loss of funding, at least … more

Community colleges launch improved admission system

A new, guaranteed admission program will provide Colorado Community College System students pursuing an associate degree a more solid path to admission to a partner four-year university. Arapahoe … more

Jeffco Schools now considering a 50% return to classrooms

Jeffco's June 4 Board of Education meeting provided the first chance during the pandemic for community members to give public comment over video conferencing. And as a long line of parents began to … more

Arapahoe County may push to loosen rules on malls, restaurants, movie theaters

Like numerous other counties across Colorado, Arapahoe County may apply to tweak the state's pandemic-fueled restrictions on businesses, a county public health official announced during a June 4 … more

A very different kind of senior year

Highlands Ranch grads talk about their season of cancellations. more

Cherry Creek School District sees ‘multi-year impact’ on budget from COVID-19

For the first time in recent history, Cherry Creek School District officials faced a possible decline in student enrollment, creeping closer and expected soon. Fueling growth in the district’s east … more

How STEM School tragedy changed Douglas County school policing

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock was in the area of STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, when a harrowing call rang out from dispatch. A shooting was underway inside the K-12 school, with … more

Principal moving on after decade leading Finest in Englewood

Bobbie Skaggs was destined for a career in secondary education. Growing up in Pampa, Texas, she holds fond memories of her father, who was an agriculture teacher at Pampa High School. Skaggs’ … more
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