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by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more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

Election 2021: It’s official - Clear Creek school board to put bond ask on November ballot

Clear Creek voters will be asked on Nov. 2 to approve a $33 million bond that the school board wants to use to create an elementary school in the former middle school building in Idaho Springs and to … more

District wins Succeeds Prize

The Clear Creek School District has won the prestigious Succeeds Prize for its work in career exploration and pathways. The prize, which comes with a $15,000 award, is given by Colorado Succeeds to … more

2nd Valor Christian coach says she was forced out for being gay

A second former coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch has come forward to say she was forced out after acknowledging she was gay. more

Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health school mask rules

Douglas County commissioners are seeking to overturn the Tri-County Health Department’s recently-approved school mask rules by having their attorney raise objections … more

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay former coach

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch voicing support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. more

Coach claims Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay. more

Clear Creek schools are back in session

We are back! By the time you read this, students will be back in classrooms, or outside on a trail or in some other interesting place learning. Before students returned, educators spent time learning … more

Clear Creek school board briefs

Masks required in Clear Creek schools As Clear Creek schools start the new year this week, everyone in the district’s four buildings will be required to wear masks. The exceptions are when students … more

‘New kids, new year, new ideas’

While Clear Creek students and teachers might be back at school now, last week’s Back to School Nights throughout the county offered a glimpse of the 2021-22 school year. Carlson Elementary’s … more

Anxiety over the new school year grows during pandemic

When starting a new school year in a new grade with a new teacher, it is common to face first-day jitters. However, experts say back-to-school anxiety in 2021 is elevated due to continuously changing … more

How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules

Colorado's public-health department released new K-12 school COVID-19 guidelines in late July, but the new guidance “does not constitute statewide requirements,” a state news release … more
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