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With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home … more

Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Douglas County meetings to be held as teleconferences

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission will now hold their public meetings remotely via a teleconference program, according to a news release from the county. … more

'An empty church, but still saying Mass'

Two priests at St. Thomas More Catholic Church walked down the aisle of an empty church March 20 to begin their daily Friday Mass. Normally, daily services like these garner crowds of about 100 … more

Douglas County government's offices closed to public, along with local libraries

Douglas County has joined the growing list of government offices in the metro area that have been shut down in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. While the buildings will remain staffed and … more

Commissioner candidates prepare for election

Candidates hoping to be the next commissioners of Douglas County are preparing for the election as the deadline to file as part of a major party passed March 17. The two seats up for election are in … more

Sheriff's employee celebrates 45 years with office

When Lt. Larry Noble started working at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1975, there were only 14 employees there. Including the sheriff himself. The county only had about 14,600 people, and … more

Douglas County: 'We want to be ready' for coronavirus

While the Tri-County Health Department will lead Douglas County's response to COVID-19, other county agencies are also preparing to assist in countering the illness. The county Office of Emergency … more

Local Methodists grapple with national changes

When the Jardine family joined St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch in 2018, they were grateful to have a place where their oldest son would be accepted. Not long before, the then … more

El Paso County sheriff no longer searching for missing child in southern Douglas County

In the fourth week of a search for an 11-year-old missing child, The El Paso Sheriff's Office has suspended its efforts in southern Douglas County, according to a spokeswoman. Gannon Staunch was last … more

Guilty plea brings end to 40-year-old murder case

More than 40 years after 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski was brutally killed and left for dead in an area that is now Highlands Ranch, a man pleaded guilty to the crime. James Clanton, 62, was slated … more

Douglas County Deputy raising money for MS society, Boston Marathon

A Douglas County deputy who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is raising money to participate in the Boston Marathon and help with the search for a cure to the disease. John Carrasco, 39, … more

Funny business in the burbs: Comedy shows adjust to outlying audiences

When local comedian Michael Jeffries stepped up to the mic at Max Taps Brewery in Highlands Ranch, the room was filled with a variety of suburbanites. Folks just getting off work, couples young and … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office files red flag petition before withdrawing it

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office filed its first red flag petition in January for a homeless man but eventually withdrew the request because of an already-existing order against him, according to … more

Douglas County agrees to continue allowing refugees

Douglas County recently agreed to continue allowing refugees to be placed in the community in response to a recent executive order from President Donald J. Trump. The move came after Executive Order … more

Property tax bills are out — questions, frustrations are in

After property tax bills were sent out the week of Jan. 20, questions, comments and concerns began pouring into the Douglas County assessor's office. “We have had about three times the normal … more

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft … more

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett … more

Section of Highway 85 to be widened

A section of Highway 85 near Louviers is on its way to being widened after the Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed to contribute $2.5 million to the project in a Jan. 14 meeting. … more
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