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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

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

‘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

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

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

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

New details emerge in case against former Broncos player Cody Latimer

On the night Cory Latimer was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the former Broncos player had become angry after he saw a man at a poker party sitting “uncomfortably … more

Douglas County to accelerate extension of Waterton Road

A new roadway project in northwest Douglas County, which will complete a connection from Rampart Range Road to U.S. Highway 85, is now being accelerated after county commissioners gave their approval … more

Interview: Douglas County schools superintendent asks for patience

The Douglas County School District is asking for patience from the community as the district begins the school year under the cloud of COVID-19 and irons out kinks in its various education offerings, … more

Douglas County hands out recovery funds to cities, businesses

Some Douglas County municipalities and small businesses are on their way to receiving COVID-19 recovery funds after the county began divvying up their $30 million of CARES Act money. In an Aug. 25 … more

Dems keeping up with GOP in Douglas County commissioner fundraising

While it’s unusual in Douglas County commissioner elections for Democrats to be competitive with their Republican opponents in campaign fundraising, so far that’s the case for both open seats. … more

Douglas County school's 6th grade in quarantine after positive COVID-19 test

Sixth-grade students and teachers at Sand Creek Elementary School in Highlands Ranch are under quarantine for two weeks after someone in the grade tested positive for COVID-19. more

Douglas County students return to school

Douglas County students are back in district schools. The Douglas County School District brought students back to class 20% at a time the week of Aug. 17, meaning students would have one day of … more

Breakup on hold? Douglas County, Tri-County in talks over relationship

Not long after Douglas County commissioners announced that the county would withdraw from the Tri-County Health Department amid the COVID-19 pandemic -- a decision that sparked an outpouring of … more
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