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Castle Rock Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns … 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

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

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices … more

Douglas County will ask voters to shift tax dollars from justice center to roads

Douglas County will ask voters this November to extend a portion of its sales tax scheduled to sunset in 2020 and reallocate the money from the county justice center to roads — a decision that … more

Roxborough guest is kind of a big deal

Word has it that Big Foot will walk about in Roxborough State Park on June 8 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on a mission to remind visitors to “Leave No Trace” at this gorgeous nearby spot in Douglas … more

Bikes and more Bikes on State & Local Roads this Weekend

One of the region’s largest annual cycling events is taking place on Sunday, June 2, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is advising drivers to be prepared to “Share the Road” with approximately 6,000 bicyclists. more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

What the new grads are saying in Douglas County

Isaac Abramovitz, Rock Canyon High School What will you always remember about your time in high school? I will always remember the awesome friendships I made playing sports with my fellow classmates. … more

Local event marks Older Americans Month

Since 1963, our nation has been celebrating Older Americans Month (OAM) in May. Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month, OAM is a time to honor the wisdom, experience and contributions of past … more

Cougar Run students take Battle of the Books

It all led to this moment: the team of five Cougar Run Elementary fifth- and sixth-grade students posing with a silver trophy and ear-to-ear smiles and a banner that read “Mission Accomplished.” … more

Fight for change in DCSD policy on medical marijuana continues

Three years ago, Sarah Porter moved her family from Maryland to Douglas County. Colorado had something her family desperately needed: medical cannabis to treat her 13-year-old daughter's debilitating … more

Douglas County sheriff stands by support of 'red-flag' bill

Colorado could soon become the 15th state in the nation to adopt a red-flag law. The state Senate on March 28 passed House Bill 19-1177, the Extreme Risk Protection Orders measure, in an 18-17 vote. … more

Douglas County named nation's healthiest

Douglas County is the healthiest community in America. That's according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, which announced the 2019 Healthiest Communities on … more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more

A call for change in how we talk about aging

How we talk about aging, older adults and ageism makes a difference. Douglas County — like the rest of Colorado and the United States — is becoming older, a result of advances in health and … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

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