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County challenges state mask rules

In a 2-1 vote in a May 11 business meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution attempting to reject a state mask mandate. Since that vote by commissioners, the state’s mandate … more

Citizen survey shows increase in partisanship

For the first time, the biggest indicator of how residents answered questions in the Douglas County public opinion survey is the political party of the respondent. The survey, which is administered … more

Douglas County attempts to supersede state mask mandate

In a two-to-one vote in a May 11 business meeting, the Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution attempting to reject the state’s latest update to the mask mandate. The resolution … more

Commissioners agree to postpone leadership decision

After about a week of tension among the Douglas County commissioners, the three-person board agreed to postpone the realignment of leadership for at least 30 days.   The board had planned … more

Parker RTD exit election not on horizon

A bill that would have created the opportunity for Parker voters to decide if they want to remain in the RTD district was postponed indefinitely in an April 20 committee meeting. The Transportation … more

Resolution explains removal of Douglas County commissioners chair

The chair of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners was removed from that position after her fellow board members accused her of lying and using her title “for personal gain … more

Douglas County approves C-PACE financing program, again

After going back and forth on the matter for several years now, the Douglas County commissioners voted in a split vote March 9 to re-approve a new financing program for commercial … more

Douglas County fires health board member over letter to editor

For the second time this year, the Douglas County commissioners are looking to replace a board of health member who spoke out against the county’s plan to leave Tri-County Health … more

New type of political organization joins Parker council election

A type of political organization previously unseen in Parker's town elections has begun sending out mailers in support of two candidates for the April 20 special election. The two organizations, both … more

Bill to allow Parker to vote on leaving RTD introduced to state legislature

A bill that could result in Parker leaving the Regional Transportation District is moving forward at the state Legislature. House Bill 21-1252, sponsored by Rep. Kim Ransom (R-Acres Green), was … more

Proposed RTD service changes include reinstating Parker Bus line

Parker may soon see one of its transit services return after the Regional Transportation District included the route in a list of proposed changes for June. Route 483 runs between the Lincoln Light … more

Dozens rally in Douglas County as commissioners ask governor for full reopening

Following a rally that gathered a crowd of at least 100 people, Douglas County commissioners approved a resolution asking the governor of Colorado to fully reopen the county. Specifically, the … more

Plan to leave RTD has support, but likely pushed to next legislative session

While the Town of Parker may have some legislative support needed to start a process of leaving RTD, it's unlikely a bill needed to initiate the action will be introduced this legislative session. … more

Candidates finalized for town council special election

The candidates for who are vying to fill two empty Parker Town Council seats have been finalized after the deadline to submit paperwork passed Feb. 8. The special election, set for April 20, will be … more

Douglas County board of health member resigns after tense year

A Tri-County Board of Health member representing Douglas County resigned from her position two years early after months of high tensions within the field of public health. Paulette Joswick, who has … more

Parker mayor tries to put focus on future

Jeff Toborg has only been mayor of Parker for about two months, but already, his tenure has been marked by controversy. Toborg’s personal views came under scrutiny from some members of the … more

Partridge plans to keep on working

Roger Partridge is not retiring. While his eight years as a Douglas County commissioner may be ending, the 63-year-old is anything but finished working. Soon, he will begin his new position with a … more

Douglas County clerk urges Pence to declare some states' elections illegal

In a public Facebook post, the head of Douglas County’s elections called for Vice President Mike Pence to declare elections in seven states illegal, a move that he said would result in President Donald Trump staying in office. more
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