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Elizabeth students win awards, scholarships

The Elizabeth Education Foundation (EEF) is pleased to announce the 2021 scholarship winners and STARS award recipients. The STARS awards (Students Taking Accountability and Responsibility Seriously) … more

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming … more

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with … more

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek schools meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community … more

Elizabeth Library receives national grant

Elizabeth Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative … more

‘Pick a Number, Start a Story’ is write stuff

Sue Viders of Lone Tree has recently published “Pick A Number, Start a Story,” subtitled: “Your ticket to the wonders of storytelling.” A workbook, with spaces for a prospective author’s … more

Registration opens for summer reading

Registration is now open for the Pines & Plains Libraries Annual Summer Reading Program, and “Tails & Tales” is the theme for the free program that is available to all ages for June and … more

Local sisters publish children's book

Looking to make something positive in a year of COVID-19, two local sisters came together to fulfill a childhood dream of writing a book. The children's book, “Tango's Teddy,” is now available … more

Youth mental health services in crisis

With suicide attempts on the rise, and emergency rooms statewide filling up with psychiatric patients, Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC) declared a state of emergency last week. During a special … more

Male infertility treatment company opens in Douglas County

When a couple looks to get pregnant, the standard recommendation for a woman younger than 35 is to try for a year without getting evaluated for fertility issues, a Douglas County doctor says. But if … more

Graduation season celebrated in Elbert County

It is graduation season in Elbert County, and the class of 2021 is ready to take on life’s next chapter. Over the past few weeks, the Elbert County News had the opportunity to hold Q&As with a … more

Elizabeth High to welcome international students

Elizabeth High School is welcoming new international foreign exchange students for the 2021-2022 school year. The program is called Education First (EF) High School Exchange Year and welcomes … more

COVID closes Kiowa Schools

On May 5, Superintendent Scott Mader announced that as of May 10, all of Elbert County School District C-2 (Kiowa Schools) and their associated activities would be closed for in-person learning due … more

Libraries set to launch into summer reading

The theme for this year’s Douglas County Libraries’ annual summer reading celebration is “Galaxy DCL” and the district is encouraging people to go “To Books and Beyond,” according to a … more

Art dedication focuses on healing, mental health

Sometimes in the darkest of times, it is important to find light, seek out the positive and come together as a community. Two years after the shooting at STEM Schools Highlands Ranch, one student did … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Kiowa Schools eyeing two for superintendent

Kiowa Schools Superintendent Scott Mader has given his resignation and will be leaving the district at the end of the school year. Mader joined the district in July of 2018, and is leaving with one … more

Summer youth camps planned at ACC

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is excited to offer more than 100 camps to help kids and teens stay engaged, active and safe this summer. … more

Snakes in the grass on the move

Even with some scattered rain and snowstorms, the hint of warmer weather leads to more sightings of snakes and other small animals as they prepare for the hot summer months. Isaac Mertens, owner of … more

Simla Matchwits team competes at state level

Five students from the Simla High School Matchwits put their trivia skills to the test during the Colorado State Knowledge Bowl March 15 and 16. The team competed against 60 teams from across … more
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