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No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo. more

Douglas County approves new measures to fight COVID-19

Douglas County is moving forward with two new measures intended to help the community fend off new COVID-19 cases. These new steps, approved at a July 28 meeting of the county commissioners, include … more

Colorado Renaissance Festival out, Douglas County Rodeo in

While the Colorado Renaissance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County residents still have the option of attending another popular summer event: the county fair and … more

Douglas County notified it is at risk of losing COVID-19 variances

Douglas County staff members are in the process of creating a new COVID-19 mitigation plan after the state’s public-health department informed them they were in danger of losing their variances … more

Douglas County residents weigh in on masks, Tri-County Health withdrawal at commissioners meeting

Douglas County commissioners addressed the public July 14 regarding the board's recent decisions to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department mask mandate and to begin the process of withdrawing … more

Pace of construction on I-25 Gap between Castle Rock and Monument increases

The longest work zone in the state is preparing residents for a surge in construction as the Colorado Department of Transportation increases its weather-dependent tasks on the I-25 Gap — the … more

Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said. more

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says. more

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

‘I don’t feel safe’: A school’s nightmare

A principal has left the Douglas County School District for another job in education, months after his school became embroiled in a “failure to report” investigation into alleged “sexual contact” by first-grade children at the school. more

Tri-County Health Department adopts COVID-19 masking order

Tri-County's Board of Health acknowledged that masks have become a political issue but said their value as public health tools mattered more as they narrowly adopted a masking order July 8. In a … more

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

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 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

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

Class of 2020, Douglas County: Together, apart

Part of a series on the graduating class of 2020. 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
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