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Fire engulfs homes under construction in Highlands Ranch

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel sprang into action in Highlands Ranch Monday after a cluster of homes under construction was engulfed in flames. 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

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

Highlands Ranch protesters turn out for Black Lives Matter

Wielding protest signs, cowbells and masks, a group of Highlands Ranch residents has been positioning themselves on busy street corners, asking residents to honk as they support the national Black … 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

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

‘I was really sick and close to death’

The last thing Barry Kittay remembers before it all goes black for about 10 days is pulling out his health insurance card at UCHealth Highlands Ranch. “Frankly, I’m not unhappy that I don’t … 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

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office searching for shooting suspect

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as deputies search for a vehicle and its occupants, who they believe were involved in a morning shooting Wednesday, … more

Douglas County sees 28 COVID-19 deaths so far

At least 28 people from Douglas County have died as a result of COVID-19 as of April 27, according to data from the county coroner’s office. While the official data from Tri-County Health … more

Douglas County food banks ask for help

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving the demand for food services up while simultaneously strangling the supply. That's why food banks in Douglas County are reaching out to the community, asking for help … more

Douglas County exempt from extended Tri-County stay-at-home order

While the Tri-County Health Department voted April 24 to extend a stay-at-home order for an additional 10 days, until May 8, Douglas County will be exempt. The waiver comes as Douglas County … more

Douglas County announces flexible plan for reducing stay-at-home orders

Douglas County leaders have released a framework outlining how life in the community could begin returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to slow. The plan, created to be extremely … more

Douglas County freezes hiring for some positions

Douglas County has frozen hiring for all non-essential positions as the response to novel coronavirus substantially blocks a significant source of the government's revenue — sales tax. While it's … more

Longtime Douglas County commissioner leaves a big legacy

Not everyone in Douglas County had a chance to meet longtime county commissioner Jim Sullivan, but if they have enjoyed the open space program, attended an event at the fairgrounds or driven on … more

Skip agitation with meditation

When Sean Thompson developed a stress-related ulcer in college in 1988, a psychology professor recommended he try one simple practice to find relief: meditation. After trying out the professor’s … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to find groups gathering

With the COVID-19 stay-at-home order still in place but some residents violating it, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has had to add a new service to their workload: breaking up illicit group … more
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