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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

Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy

An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement … more

Parker daycare provider arrested in infant death

A Parker woman has been arrested in connection to the death of a 3-month-old child at the woman’s in-home daycare. 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

Race for 18th Judicial District Attorney hits boiling point

Tensions in the hotly contested race for 18th Judicial District Attorney have hit a boiling point amid allegations of racism, lies and political ambushes. A heated confrontation unfolded Oct. 5 … 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

Voting in Douglas County: 6 things to know

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, Douglas County government is working to ensure all registered voters are ready to cast their ballots, which will be sent out in the mail beginning Oct. 9. Colorado … more

County commissioners honor Philip S. Miller

The Douglas County commissioners voted to honor an early influencer of the community, Philip S. Miller, during their Sept. 29 meeting. Miller, who named Douglas County as a beneficiary in his trust, … more

Roughly 4,000 Castle Rock students learning virtually amid quarantines, sub shortage

Two high schools in Castle Rock will switch to virtual learning for two weeks as COVID-19 quarantines keep teachers out of the classroom and the school district struggles to maneuver a substitute … more

Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top … more

Douglas County School Board names new interim superintendent finalist

The Douglas County School Board has now selected Executive Director of Schools Corey Wise as the sole finalist for interim superintendent. Wise will undergo 14 days of vetting as the district draws … more

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock … more

Douglas County adds new open space

A 1,500-acre ranch in Douglas County is now protected open space after the purchase of a conservation easement on the property was completed at a recent business meeting. The purchase of Ditmars … more

'This is the gem of the county'

A more than 2,000-acre property in southern Douglas County that was once destined for residential development is now open to the public with 12 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback … more

Douglas County school board's pick for interim superintendent withdraws from consideration

An Air Force officer with experience in IT, communications, human resources and education was selected to be the interim leader of the Douglas County School District. The Douglas County School … more

Douglas County School District plans to return elementary students to in-person learning

Amid pressure from district families but fearful pushback from some educators, the Douglas County School District has announced plans to get its youngest learners back to full in-person learning, … more
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