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Arapahoe High School's location across a county line and in another school district matters little to Douglas County School District staff and students. In the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting that … more
As Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson puts it, "there was a lot of heroism" that went into preventing further bloodshed at Arapahoe High School. There is the custodian who sent out the first … more
There's a general consensus in the law enforcement community that things could have been much worse. By any measure, a school shooting that leaves two students dead and hundreds with deep … more
An administrative hearing was held Dec. 13 after a complaint was filed with the state alleging county funds were spent illegally to support passage of November’s proposed mill levy increase. The complaint, filed by county resident and former … more
Construction crews recently topped off the superstructure of the town of Elbert’s new $20.6 million school and the project remains on track to welcome students in the fall of 2014. “It’s really going up quickly,” said Bev McGuire, the … more
Fire Chief John Gresham has retired from the Elbert Fire Department. Gresham’s retirement was announced Dec. 10 at the Elbert Fire Protection District’s monthly board meeting and is effective immediately. Mike Harrower has replaced Gresham … more
Lone Tree’s Greg Walters wasn’t upset when a New York Times reporter earlier this month called his holiday lights iPhone app “the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of apps.” “I thought it was kinda cute,” he said. “The reality of it is, … more
"The Die Has Been Cast." That was Karl Pierson's final message to the world, written in permanent marker on the inside of his forearm in Latin —  "Alea Iacta Est." According to … more
Elbert County’s financial future was the subject of a spirited public hearing Dec. 11 at the county fairgrounds. The meeting was held in the larger venue in order to accommodate a crowd of about 75 people who turned out to voice their thoughts … more
The state of Colorado has taken a few steps back from the edge of the financial cliff, but researchers say it’s not out of danger of falling off. “There’s not truly cause for optimism,” Phyllis Resnick, lead economist with Colorado State … more
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