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How to help Douglas County winter shelters

Now that Douglas County is experiencing more frequent freezing temperatures, it's likely that those who are struggling in the area are leaning on the county's winter shelter network. The network, … more

Podcast tells stories of local emergency responders

When Chris Macklin left the scene of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, all he wanted to do was talk with his peers about what they’d just experienced. Macklin, a Denver paramedic at the … more

County emphasizes air quality in transportation plan

Douglas County will prioritize improving air quality after the transportation master plan and an amendment were approved unanimously by the planning commission Oct. 21. Peter Bierbaum, a planning … more

Highlands Ranch library to be renamed

The Highlands Ranch library will soon be renamed to represent its geographic location, removing the name of former longtime Douglas County library director James H. LaRue. The new title comes as the … more

Highlands Ranch sculpture wins in vote by residents

A bronze sculpture of an eagle mid-flight, situated at Town Center South in Highlands Ranch, has won the Douglas County Art Encounters People's Choice Award after voting closed Oct. 31. Dimitry … more

Douglas County election: a test run for 2020

Workers at the Douglas County election commission were able to kick their feet up and rest for a day the Friday following the Nov. 5 election thanks to success in what they considered a … more

Roads measure appears on way to passing in Douglas County

A ballot item that would reallocate a portion of the county's 1% sales tax from the justice center to roads appeared to be on its way to passing in the Nov. 5 election. The measure would extend 0.13% … more

Ballots buzzing in Douglas County

Deep inside the Douglas County elections headquarters, a high-pitched buzzing sound rang through the ballot-counting room multiple times every second Friday, Nov. 1. The sound was the ballot-sorting … more

Case moves forward against mom accused of killing child

The Highlands Ranch woman who was recently charged with the murder of her daughter more than two years after the girl's death appeared in a Douglas County courtroom Nov. 1 as a judge heard … more

Bull riders going on a wild ride in Castle Rock

The bull riding organization Buckers Unlimited held its annual finals at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, where riders competed for thousands in prize money. The Oct. 26 event was the first time the … more

Woman suspected of sexual assault in winter shelter

A woman who stayed in a Douglas County winter shelter in December 2018 was arrested this month and charged with sexually assaulting three young boys while there. Brittnie Simmons, 20, had been … more

Students embrace roles at Haunted Forest

About 150 high school students from across Douglas County recently volunteered their Friday and Saturday nights to help raise money for the Backcountry Wilderness Area in an unusual way: by scaring … more

Two years after child's death, mom charged with murder

A former resident of Highlands Ranch has been arrested and charged with 13 counts in connection with the August 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter. An 18th Judicial District grand jury returned an … more

Douglas County braces for property tax spike

When Douglas County residents open their property tax bills in January, they might be shocked at the figure on the paper. At least that's what Assessor Lisa Frizell is worried about. “It's going to … more

The ballots are out... now what?

With the majority of Colorado voters having received their ballots in the mail by now, Douglas County officials are hoping to spread one primary message: Vote early. That's because last year, more … more

Voters to decide on tax allocation, extension

In September, Douglas County commissioners approved a ballot question asking voters to extend part of a sales tax and reallocate it from the justice center to transportation. The county's 1% sales … more

County puts focus on mental health

While Douglas County has a year-round initiative to support emotional wellness, the county commissioners specifically deemed the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week to … more

So far, more than $70,000 donated to campaigns for Douglas County School Board

Although candidates are distancing themselves from the term “slate" — which has been a popular approach to running for school board in recent elections — three candidates for the Douglas County … more

Transportation plan predicts growth patterns in Douglas County

In order to create the 2040 transportation master plan, Douglas County staff analyzed trends in household and job growth in the county. Maps displaying this data tell the possible story of the next … more

No tolerance for red light runners in October

Douglas County drivers who are seen running a red light during the month of October will automatically receive a $111 ticket and a violation on their driver's license. This is the first year the … more
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