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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

PRIMARY 2020 | Teal defeats Dorris in testy GOP race for Douglas County commissioner

Douglas County Republican voters chose George Teal over Clint Dorris as the party's candidate for the District 2 county commission seat in a race that saw accusations hurled back and forth. more

Wildfire forces evacuations near Highlands Ranch

The Chatridge 2 fire burning near Highlands Ranch grew to more than 460 acres Monday afternoon, but fire officials said the blaze had stopped progressing toward homes in a nearby subdivision. more

Highlands Ranch group donates 1,100 meals

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, many families in metro Denver struggled to put food on the table either because of job loss, illness or just not being able to find items at the grocery … more

Douglas County to hold in-person graduations

Douglas County seniors have an answer to one question regarding their uprooted final year of high school — they will be able to attend high school commencement ceremonies in person. The Douglas … 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

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

9 Douglas County teachers receive Boettcher recognition

Nine Douglas County School District teachers are recipients of the Boettcher Foundation's Teacher Recognition Award. According to a news release, the annual award honors educators for their exemplary … more

Douglas County wants to reopen pools, playgrounds, event centers

On the heels of getting state permission to reopen restaurants, gyms and houses of worship with restrictions, Douglas County Commissioners are preparing several new variance requests to submit to … more

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. more

Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows. 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

Douglas County jail protocol pushes back against COVID-19

Capt. Darren Weekly with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has had some sleepless nights since the COVID-19 pandemic began. As the man charged with overseeing the Douglas County jail, he’s in … 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

Former Broncos player arrested after shots fired

Douglas County saw two shootings over the weekend, with one resulting in a death and another ending in the arrest of a former Denver Broncos player, according to the sheriff's office. Early Saturday, … 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

Sterling Ranch opens new village for home sales

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sterling Ranch has opened a new neighborhood, which now has homes available for presale.  The process of opening the community has been unique, as the pandemic … more

Sheriff reads to preschoolers over video call

As part of an effort to keep up a relationship between law enforcement and Douglas County children, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, in partnership with Council for a Strong America, … more
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