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$421 million county budget gets commissioners' OK

Much of Douglas County's 2019 budget will help pay for transportation-related projects — including road widening and constructing new connections to U.S. Highway 85 between northern Douglas County … more

Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young … more

Time to Talk: Forum focuses on families and mental health

Lissa Miller, a mother of two young girls, experienced crippling pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. Maureen Lake, the parent of a daughter who has bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, … more

Community called key to passing DCSD measures

Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they … more

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district. more

Republicans retain hold on seats in Douglas County

The following are unofficial, preliminary results from the Nov. 6 election in races for the state Legislature and county offices posted shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 7: more

'A recipe to comfort your mind'

Douglas County School District — which with about 8,000 employees is the county's largest employer — believes using peer involvement to recognize and combat mental health issues its staff may be … more

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

Men and mental illness: Suffering in silence

Brett Zachman vividly remembers his first panic attack. He was driving at 10 a.m. on a Thursday morning, not long after the woman he'd been seeing for three months ended their relationship. That … more

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … more

Castle Rock honors a fallen hero

Against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, on a chilly and windy afternoon, the wife of slain Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish and a contingent of dignitaries and law enforcement … more

Bus drivers, teachers' aides among those who may get raises

The Douglas County School District has 50 unfilled bus-driver positions. The hourly pay starts at $16.06 per hour. The same position in the Cherry Creek School District starts at $17.58 per hour. The … more

Douglas County plans Veterans Day tribute

A special remembrance and program to honor veterans past and present is planned Nov. 10 at the Douglas County Veterans Monument Plaza, on the corner of Wilcox and Fourth streets in downtown Castle … more

Letter to the editor: 5A, 5B will benefit schools

5A, 5B will benefit schools As a Douglas County legislator, my conservative record on educational activism is strong. My last year as state representative I was awarded the Legislator of the Year … more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

In-person motor vehicle, driver license services close for Election Day

Douglas County motor vehicle and driver license services will not be available on Election Day, as these offices focus their support on general election operations. However, alternatives to in-person … more

Douglas County looks to revise resolution on licensing pets

Douglas County is proposing revisions to the resolution for the control and licensing of dogs and household pets, and residents are invited to offer their input. The resolution originally passed in … more

County board speaks on ballot issues

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has taken positions on five ballot issues up for election this November — opposing three issues and supporting two. The board supported the passage of … more

Editorial: It’s time to answer the call for our schools

Worn-out rugs installed 25 years ago contain asbestos, chipped floor tiles trip students, teaching positions are cut to pay for critical building repairs. Students wear coats to stay warm when the … more

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on 5A, 5B

Vote yes on 5A, 5B As a parent, community member and director of the Douglas County Board of Education, I fully support 5A and 5B. Passing a bond and mill levy override would provide DCSD with a … more
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