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Douglas County renews contracts for air support in wildfire management

A recent Douglas County commissioners' meeting had a particular focus: setting the county up for emergency management in the coming year. On March 20, there was an agenda item for contracting with … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

Parking space is Castle Rock's final frontier

Tammy Crosier and her husband have run their CD and record shop Bogey's West in downtown Castle Rock for 30 years. To be specific, they've had three locations in that time span, all on the same block … more

My name is…Joslynn Kilman

About me I am a Senior at Douglas County High School. I am the oldest child of eight. I enjoy reading and my favorite school subject is history. I also enjoy playing tennis. I play on varsity for my … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Douglas County students leave class to advocate for school safety

In front of the main entrance to Highlands Ranch High School stood about 100 students. Some held up large posters with writing, others chanted, “We want change and we want it now,” and, “Show … more

Hilltop Social Club keeps little school thriving

For nearly 100 years, the ladies of the Hilltop Social Club have gathered at the little schoolhouse located southeast of Parker at 5748 Flintwood Road, to socialize and plan activities within the … more

Woman helps youths get grasp of life skills

Kids these days might be able to tackle calculus in school or score points on the field, but do they know how to write a check, change a tire or put together a resume? Shannon Claton of Castle Rock … more

Douglas County caucuses: 'It's important everybody's involved in this'

Zoe Wilson was the youngest person at a Democratic caucus at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch. The 18-year-old wants to see Cary Kennedy win the governor's race this November, she said, … more

Man who killed deputy had marijuana, alcohol in his system, report shows

The man who killed Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Zackari Parrish had alcohol and a large amount of marijuana in his system during a Dec. 31 shootout with law enforcement in Highlands Ranch. … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

School board outlines criteria for permanent superintendent

Using feedback from more than a dozen community meetings and an online survey, the Douglas County Board of Education has established the key characteristics it is looking for in a permanent … more

School board to consider ballot questions to boost funding

Built in 1962, Douglas County High School needs more than $17 million worth of capital repairs, according to Principal Tony Kappas. The original plumping needs maintenance, pipes are rusting — some … 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.

Need help, information, or just someone to listen? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources.

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School voucher program case dismissed by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered a controversial school voucher program case to be dismissed, according to a news release from the Douglas County School District. The decision was made Jan. 25, … more

Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more
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