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It's official: Douglas County appoints members to its new health board 

The Douglas County commissioners during a Sept. 14 meeting formally appointed five board members to their newly-formed health department. Decisions about public health in the county will now be … more

How Colorado state law will help shape Douglas County’s new health agency

As Douglas County proceeds with breaking away from the Tri-County Health Department and building its own public health agency, the next major step for the agency will be selecting a public health … more

Douglas County agrees on board appointees for separate county health department

The Douglas County commissioners have agreed to appoint five members — including two of themselves — as the board of health for their new public health department. more

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years.  more

Most Douglas County commissioners say they plan to expedite process of leaving Tri-County Health

The day after Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health voted to no longer allow its counties to opt out of public health orders, two of the Douglas County commissioners told Colorado … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

Douglas County appoints interim board of health member

Hours before Tri-County Health Department was set to “reconsider” its school mask mandate and the option for … more

Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we … more

1st, 6th-grade classes switch to remote at STEM School Highlands Ranch amid COVID outbreak

First and sixth grades at STEM School Highlands Ranch have been moved to remote learning after a confirmed COVID outbreak. Nicole Bostel, the charter school’s director of communications, … more

Douglas County schools stick with student mask rule

The Douglas County School District is not backing down from its newly announced rule requiring students through sixth grade to wear face masks indoors as a COVID-19 safety measure. more

Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask mandate

Following a nearly four-hour long meeting including dozens of public speakers, Douglas County officially opted out of the latest public health order from Tri-County Health Department after the … more

Douglas County chooses public health advisory board

Among the people chosen by Douglas County commissioners to help them find their next public health solution are a local town council member, a former mayor, a health department attorney and a … more

Douglas County Schools to require masks for students in preschool through 6th grade for COVID-19 safety

The Douglas County School District has again updated its mask policy and will begin requiring all students in preschool through sixth grade to wear masks when inside school buildings as a COVID-19 safety measure. more

Douglas County commissioners plan to opt out of school COVID-19 mask mandate

Douglas County is set to try to opt out of a public health order requiring masks for students ages 2 to 12 after all three commissioners confirmed that they plan to vote that way. more

A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale. more

Douglas County won’t ask to extend open space tax this year

After a disagreement among the county commissioners, Douglas County won’t ask voters this year to renew the Open Space Sales and Use tax — currently planned to sunset in January 2024. Two of the … more

How metro Denver school districts differ on COVID-19 mask rules

Colorado's public-health department released new K-12 school COVID-19 guidelines in late July, but the new guidance “does not constitute statewide requirements,” a state news release … more

Douglas County Schools town hall turns raucous over COVID-19 plans

A back-to-school town hall meeting put on by the Douglas County School District on Aug. 4 quickly turned raucous as district leaders attempted to outline the district’s plans for mitigating COVID-19. more

After 35 years, 28-mile Douglas County trail completed

It was negative 10 degrees on the December evening in 1986 when Cheryl Matthews and her fellow equestrians stood up and demanded a trail be built through Highlands Ranch. Matthews, now the open space … more

Douglas County school resource officer honored for regional excellence

Douglas County Sherriff’s Deputy Shefali Phillips-Arain was recognized for regional excellence by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) during the annual awards banquet. … more
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