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Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales … more

County puts focus on mental health

While Douglas County has a year-round initiative to support emotional wellness, the county commissioners specifically deemed the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week to … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Small community aims to bar possible asphalt plant

The 280-person community of Louviers has banded together to protest the possible construction of a new asphalt plant about half a mile from their homes, an issue that will be decided by the three … more

Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next … more

No tolerance for red light runners in October

Douglas County drivers who are seen running a red light during the month of October will automatically receive a $111 ticket and a violation on their driver's license. This is the first year the … more

How ballot measures might affect commuters

Douglas County has selected 17 roads to widen by 2030 and if approved, a new November ballot measure could speed up that timeline. The list of recommended roads to widen is part of the county's 2040 … more

STEM says thank you to deputies

Teachers, staff and administrators from STEM School Highlands Ranch visited the sheriff's office substation just down the road Sept. 17 to express appreciation to deputies for their work in … more

Committee to recall Douglas County sheriff in no rush

It has been seven months since the Committee to Recall Tony Spurlock was formed as a response to the Douglas County sheriff's support of Colorado's red flag law, and still, petitioning has not begun. … more

District attorney urges firm stance on illegal sales of firearms

When it comes to preventing gun violence, the cause hits close to home for District Attorney George Brauchler. Brauchler has watched his 18th Judicial District endure multiple high-profile tragedies … more

Douglas County School District seeks ouster of charter school that has armed staff

A Douglas County charter school that allows staff to carry firearms on campus has been asked to leave the Douglas County School District and is negotiating an agreement to transfer its charter to the … more

Douglas County commissioners: Schools can apply for portion of $10 million to enhance safety

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has confirmed it will allow local schools to suggest how to spend funds the board pledged for school safety through an application process, but the … more

Update on how school district is using tax revenues

A new school year is already upon us — bringing the promise of unlimited opportunities and experiences for our students and staff. It was a little more than a year ago that many of us in the … more

Back to school at DCSD: Five things to know

So long, sweet summertime: The Douglas County School District welcomes most students back on Aug. 7. That date may differ for DCSD charter schools and kindergarten programs, and parents are … more

Cattle drive a tribute to Western heritage

Crowds in Castle Rock lined Perry Street on July 26 for a chance to see a sight rarely seen since the 1800s — cowhands driving a herd of longhorn steer and cattle through the area. The annual town … more

Two authors making visits to area libraries

Douglas County Libraries features two authors in August whom readers may wish to see and hear. At the Lone Tree Library at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, Andrea Bobotis will talk about her debut novel, “The … more

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Mental health committee explores causes of school violence

Leaders in mental health, education and the criminal justice system sat around a table in a conference room at the Douglas County Department of Human Services building in Castle Rock. One by one, … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures

A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support … more
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