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Douglas County to continue receiving all services from Tri-County Health

Douglas County will continue to receive all services from Tri-County Health Department until at least the end of 2022 after the two entities came to an agreement. more

Douglas County leaders grapple with raucous meetings

Several security guards and uniformed officers positioned themselves between the audience at an Aug. 24 meeting of the Douglas County School Board and the board's seats at the dais.  Confusion … more

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 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

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

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 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

Douglas County seeks volunteers to advise on public health

Nine Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to help shape the way public health services look in the community after commissioners formed a Public Health Advisory Committee during a July … more

Douglas County seeks volunteers to advise on public health

Nine Douglas County residents will have the opportunity to help shape the way public health services look in the community after commissioners formed a Public Health Advisory Committee during a July … more

Douglas County's Catholic diocese has new bishop

The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, which includes Douglas County, has welcomed a new bishop. The Most Rev. James Golka, previously a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, was … more

County sees wet spring, but autumn fires still possible

While Douglas County and the rest of the Front Range has fared better than expected during the first few months of wildfire season, experts are still asking residents to be ready for those … more

Douglas County proceeds with possible new health department

Douglas County will soon begin a community health assessment and a public health improvement plan as it presses forward with the possibility of splitting from the Tri-County Health Department. The … more

Commissioners agree to new leadership structure

  After a “very painful” process following a bout of public infighting, the Douglas County board of commissioners has unanimously agreed to a new leadership … 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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