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COVID-19 testing sites can be found throughout Douglas County

People wishing to get tested for COVID-19 visited facilities across Douglas County the day before Thanksgiving, with some locations having long, winding lines and others having no wait at all. The … more

In letter to Polis, Douglas County commissioners ask to reopen restaurants

In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor … more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more

Douglas County formally rescinds notice to withdraw from Tri-County

In a letter sent to an attorney representing the Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County on Nov. 10 formally rescinded its notice to withdraw from the agency. Douglas County commissioners voted … more

Tri-County approves proposal, Douglas County on track to remain with agency

Douglas County is on track to remain with Tri-County Health Department after the agency’s board of health approved a policy change for enacting countywide public health orders in a Nov. 6 meeting. … more

Republicans Thomas, Teal win races for Douglas County commissioner seats

In an election in which Democrats raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and were financially competitive with Republicans for the first time in at least 20 years, Republicans still soundly defeated their opponents in the Nov. 3 race for two county commissioner seats. more

Help & Hope Center organizes community food drive

After a major food drive in Colorado was canceled due to COVID-19, the Help & Hope Center is looking for donations in the beginning of November to help their clients make it through winter. The … more

State tightens Douglas County's COVID-19 restrictions

After several weeks of increasing COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, the state has decided to move the county to a more restrictive level on its dial framework beginning Nov. 4. Douglas County, until … more

Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the … more

Voter turnout rises in Douglas County

Douglas County is seeing a higher volume of ballots cast compared to the same period in 2016, according to county officials. As of Oct. 23, about 58,500 more ballots had been returned in Douglas … more

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used … more

Douglas County commissioners say they would accept Tri-County draft proposal

Douglas County commissioners announced in a statement the afternoon of Oct. 22 that they would accept a recent draft proposal from the Tri-County Health Department and may stay with the agency … more

Campaign donations pour in for Douglas County commissioner candidates

Campaign contributions to candidates vying for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners already total more than 10 times the amount contributed in 2016, with tens of thousands of … more

Douglas County proposes that state add 'severity index' for tracking COVID-19

As part of a plan to reduce COVID-19 infections, Douglas County has proposed a new way for the state to track transmissions of the virus. The “severity metric” would serve as a two-tier measure, … more

Douglas County votes to continue SRO contract

Douglas County commissioners have voted to continue their cost-sharing contract that provides school resource officers to the county’s public schools. The 2020-21 contract will allow for one … more

Douglas County Commissioners choose not to approve Tri-County proposal 

Douglas County commissioners voiced dissatisfaction with a proposal made by Tri-County Health Department on a way to stay together during a Monday, Oct. 12 meeting, meaning that negotiations between … more

Douglas County commissioners plan to meet about future with Tri-County

Douglas County commissioners will meet in an executive session Monday, Oct. 12 to discuss a new proposal for moving forward with Tri-County Health Department. The proposal, from the Tri-County … more

‘I can get it done’

Lora Thomas has always loved the color red. The incumbent Douglas County commissioner’s campaign signs are red. She wears red in official photos. A wall in her office is red. Even her bedroom is … more

‘We need a leader who listens’

A Highlands Ranch backyard buzzed with volunteers during a cool, sunny morning in September as Darien Wilson took the microphone and settled the group. The event, a meet-and-greet followed by a … more
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