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When it comes to stopping the spread of wildfires, dirt can be as important as water. Douglas County spent a day cross-training its employees to help respond in the event of a wildfire by using bulldozers. On July 9, about a dozen certified … more
Two Douglas County teens were selected to serve as part of a new statewide drug-prevention peer group. Rock Canyon High School senior Sanju Shenoy and Highlands Ranch resident Skyler Kopit, a junior at Arapahoe High School, are among 24 Colorado … more
Jack Hilbert, a commissioner in Douglas County since 2006, served at his last meeting for the county on July 8. Hilbert, who is leaving his post as Douglas County commissioner earlier than planned — having accepted a job as the Child Welfare … more
In the 30 years since Curt Sloan began working for Douglas County, his department has been known as Parks and Recreation, Parks and Open Space, Parks and Trails and now Parks, Trails and Building Grounds. “It's been a quick 30 years,” Sloan … more
Castlewood Canyon State Park is offering patrons the chance to get up close and personal with snakes. The public is invited to join Colorado Parks and Wildlife Ranger Lisa Naughton for the ongoing Snakes Alive event, a fun and exciting … more
As thousands of Central American immigrants, mostly women and children, continue to pour across the border between Mexico and the United States in what some are calling an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, chambers of commerce across the country called for immediate reform. more
A worsening child-immigration emergency prompted a blame game among Colorado politicos last week as candidates in key upcoming elections jockeyed for position on a politically dicey issue for all involved. Developments involving the thousands of … more
Chef Jason Morse leads a double life. While many know him as the Douglas County School District's executive chef, Morse is a savvy business owner who created and markets his own line of spices and caramels, works as a consultant to other schools, … more
Four Douglas County School District teachers are among 40 statewide recognized by the Boettcher Foundation for their impact on students. They include Castle View High School science teacher Roger Felch, ThunderRidge High School English teacher … more
The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has more than just bulls and broncos to offer. One of the fastest-growing rodeos in the country, this year's event, which runs from Aug. 3-10 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, will feature … more
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