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Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Douglas County commissioners again remove Lora Thomas as chair 

Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas has been removed from her position as leader of the board for the second time almost exactly one year after it happened initially. more

Dispute between DougCo sheriff, sheriff’s candidate may go to trial in 2023

A settlement has not yet been reached in the lawsuit between the Douglas County sheriff and his former undersheriff — who is running to replace him — and the case may go to a jury trial … more

Douglas County cancels San Luis Valley live town hall after protest warning

The Douglas County commissioners will no longer host a March 26 live town hall for residents of the San Luis Valley regarding a proposal to pump water from the valley to the Front Range. more

DougCo mask exemption health order temporarily paused by judge

Douglas County’s public health order requiring all entities to allow exemptions to mask mandates has been temporarily paused by a judge, according to a March 4 order. District Court Judge … more

Douglas County, Lone Tree begin recording more public meetings

Douglas County and Lone Tree residents who can’t attend certain public meetings in person will now be able to listen anytime after both entities expanded their public access following questions … more

New information released in Franktown-area double homicide

New details have emerged in a double murder case in the Franktown area after a judge in the 18th Judicial District ordered the release of the arrest affidavit today. Casey Devol, 29, was arrested … more

Bennet, Hickenlooper oppose plan to export groundwater from San Luis Valley to Douglas County

Both of Colorado’s U.S. Senators will oppose a project currently being considered by the Douglas County commissioners to import groundwater to their community from the San Luis Valley, the … more

Colorado Secretary of State’s office concludes investigation into Douglas County clerk

The Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday it has completed its investigation into Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz and found there is no threat to the local election … more

Douglas County clerk says no illegal backup occurred

In a letter responding to a recent investigation order from the Secretary of State’s office, the Douglas County clerk and recorder said today that no illegal backup of voter information was … more

Special Report: Conflict grows between sheriff and former second-in-command

A heated conflict between the Douglas County sheriff and his former second-in-command — who is now running as a candidate to replace him — appears to be headed to the courts after a … more

County begins info sessions on water proposal

As the Douglas County commissioners consider whether or not to spend $20 million of federal funds on a proposal to import water from the San Luis Valley, the county is conducting several public … more

Douglas County assessor announces bid to replace Patrick Neville

Douglas County’s assessor has announced that she will run to replace Rep. Patrick Neville in Colorado House District 45 this year. more

Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule. more

Wildfire is ‘year-round threat’ in Douglas County

When South Metro Fire Rescue crews helping respond to the Marshall Fire arrived at their staging area, the site was surrounded by several buildings engulfed in flames. Smoke laid flat, “a very … more

'We used to never have anything like this': In Douglas County, signs of homelessness are on the rise

County leaders differ on what's behind the problem and what to do about it. more

Unlike neighbors, Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

As Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties implement new indoor mask mandates amid rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Douglas County’s Board of Health is not considering such a move. more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

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