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As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. … more

Douglas County commissioners say they didn’t agree to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

In a letter to the state health department sent Thursday evening, Douglas County commissioners said the director of the department had inaccurately described their recent move to level red. The … more

New Douglas County program assists with housing resources

The Douglas County Housing Partnership is participating in a new program helping Coloradans gain access to local housing resources, including financial assistance and legal services. The Housing … more

One big step for Douglas County, 132 regular steps for you

The Rueter-Hess Reservoir hiking incline opens to the public Nov. 26, another milestone for the north Douglas County recreation area. The reservoir is located south of Hess Road/Castle Pines Parkway … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more

Douglas County formally rescinds notice to withdraw from Tri-County

In a letter sent to an attorney representing the Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County on Nov. 10 formally rescinded its notice to withdraw from the agency. Douglas County commissioners voted … more

Tri-County approves proposal, Douglas County on track to remain with agency

Douglas County is on track to remain with Tri-County Health Department after the agency’s board of health approved a policy change for enacting countywide public health orders in a Nov. 6 meeting. … more

Republicans Thomas, Teal win races for Douglas County commissioner seats

In an election in which Democrats raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and were financially competitive with Republicans for the first time in at least 20 years, Republicans still soundly defeated their opponents in the Nov. 3 race for two county commissioner seats. more

Help & Hope Center organizes community food drive

After a major food drive in Colorado was canceled due to COVID-19, the Help & Hope Center is looking for donations in the beginning of November to help their clients make it through winter. The … more

State tightens Douglas County's COVID-19 restrictions

After several weeks of increasing COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, the state has decided to move the county to a more restrictive level on its dial framework beginning Nov. 4. Douglas County, until … more

Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the … more

Crews process ballots in Douglas County

In the days leading up to the Nov. 3 election, Douglas County election judges worked to prepare ballots for counting. Inside the Douglas County elections building in Castle Rock, the judges worked in … more

Voter turnout rises in Douglas County

Douglas County is seeing a higher volume of ballots cast compared to the same period in 2016, according to county officials. As of Oct. 23, about 58,500 more ballots had been returned in Douglas … more

Douglas County asked to submit another mitigation plan

As the state continues to be concerned about surging cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, officials have asked the county for the second time this month to provide an update to the plan on decreasing … more

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used … more

Colorado lowers limit on gatherings to 10 people, down from 25 in many counties

Roughly a month after raising the limit for personal gatherings in some metro Denver counties to 25 people, Colorado has cut that number back down to 10 for the vast majority of counties in the … more

Douglas County commissioners say they would accept Tri-County draft proposal

Douglas County commissioners announced in a statement the afternoon of Oct. 22 that they would accept a recent draft proposal from the Tri-County Health Department and may stay with the agency … more

Emergency COVID-19 relief funds available in Douglas County

Douglas County is offering temporary, additional funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for residents in need of financial assistance. Residents have … more

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
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