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Douglas County residents weigh in on masks, Tri-County Health withdrawal at commissioners meeting

Douglas County commissioners addressed the public July 14 regarding the board's recent decisions to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department mask mandate and to begin the process of withdrawing … more

Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said. more

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says. more

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a … more

Fireworks shows in Douglas County canceled due to fire danger

Three Douglas County fireworks shows planned for the Fourth of July were canceled Thursday due to fire danger. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who also serves as the county fire marshal, … more

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday. more

Wildfire forces evacuations near Highlands Ranch

The Chatridge 2 fire burning near Highlands Ranch grew to more than 460 acres Monday afternoon, but fire officials said the blaze had stopped progressing toward homes in a nearby subdivision. more

Douglas County to hold in-person graduations

Douglas County seniors have an answer to one question regarding their uprooted final year of high school — they will be able to attend high school commencement ceremonies in person. The Douglas … more

Douglas County sheriff weighs in on Floyd’s death, protests, training

After receiving many calls from Douglas County citizens concerned about the police-custody death of George Floyd, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has offered his opinion. more

Despite COVID-19, Douglas County numbers don’t show suicide, domestic violence spikes

“We thought we were going to be unbelievably busy,” said Cpl. Brian Briggs of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. more

GOP primary heats up in Douglas County commissioner race

The Republican primary for the District 2 Douglas County commissioner seat has developed into an intense race between Clint Dorris and George Teal, with accusations being hurled back and forth by the … more

Douglas County wants to reopen pools, playgrounds, event centers

On the heels of getting state permission to reopen restaurants, gyms and houses of worship with restrictions, Douglas County Commissioners are preparing several new variance requests to submit to … more

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. more

Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows. more

Catholic churches begin holding limited in-person services

Parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch lined up for Mass the weekend of May 16 for the first time in months. They wore masks, stood significantly spaced apart and prepared for an … more

Colorado lawmaker accuses agency of falsifying death certificates

A Douglas County legislator has requested that the district attorney investigate the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, accusing the agency of illegally changing death … more

Former Broncos player arrested after shots fired

Douglas County saw two shootings over the weekend, with one resulting in a death and another ending in the arrest of a former Denver Broncos player, according to the sheriff's office. Early Saturday, … more

'Tri-County can't shut them all down'

Hours after it received an order from Tri-County Health Department to shut down, C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock continued to serve customers for dine-in service May 11.  The day before, … more
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