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Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking. more

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report … more

School district staff suggests moving bus barn to track

Clear Creek School District facilities personnel have identified two possible locations for a new bus barn, though they recommend that it be put on the former track south of Building 103. Justin … more

Clear Creek school board asking for money to improve buildings

The Clear Creek School District is asking voters to get behind a $33 million bond that it would use to improve current buildings and to build a new elementary school in the former middle school. … more

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools. more

New child care center at RRCC

A recent generous grant of $40,000.00 from the Buell Foundation will support the operations of the Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). Established in 1998, the Children’s … more

Unopposed CCSD school board candidates

School board District C seat representing most of Idaho Springs • Kelly Flenniken, incumbent, running unopposed. She has two students at Carlson Elementary School. • While school board members … more

Two running for Clear Creek school board seat

The two candidates for the Clear Creek School District D seat support the district’s $33 million bond request and believe the four-day school week the district is implementing next year is a good … more

Asking questions about COVID

King-Murphy fourth graders are helping Clear Creek Public Health explain COVID-19 to other children. They recorded questions last week about the pandemic that experts will answer, and the Q-and-A’s … more

Free community college proposal excites Colorado students, educators

After graduating from high school, Jake Smith didn't think he'd make it in college. He struggled academically and he didn't have the money to afford more education until he joined the Army.  For … more

27J district in need of staff

The nationwide hiring shortage hit 27J Schools. "We are in a terrible staff shortage situation all over the district," said district spokewoman Janelle Asmius. "Our regular operations have already … more

Storytime with Mayor Parker

Reading can be a ruff go for some youngsters, but Parker the Snow Dog wants them to do their best. Georgetown's honorary mayor received his library card from the Clear Creek County Library District … more

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s … more

Students back to school - albeit briefly

Students across the county have been easing back into the school routine. Earlier bedtimes, morning bus rides, afternoon sports practices, homework, pop quizzes and the rest. Georgetown Community … more

Clear Creek School District briefs

GCS in remote learning through Labor Day Students at Georgetown Community School are learning remotely this week as a precaution, according to school director Hillary Miller, and in-person school … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

PHOTOS: Crowd protests Tri-County Health school mask order in Arapahoe County

A crowd of several dozen protesters cheered in response to honks from passing vehicles while holding up signs that read, “Choice not mandate!" and "I don't co-parent with the government" during … more
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