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Native American event aims to bridge gaps

Elizabeth Osterhoudt, a Native American teenager from Castle Rock, said aside from her brother, she knows one other youth with Native American heritage. That's her friend Delia Abila, also a Castle … more

Mistrial declared after surprise testimony in case of trucker accused of killing trooper in I-25 collision

In an unexpected turn of events, a Douglas County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing a Colorado state trooper after hitting him with his vehicle in 2016. Noe … more

Douglas County school board to keep current policy on medical marijuana in place

Since Benjamin Wann started taking medical marijuana nearly three years ago, he hasn't had a seizure. Wann, a junior at Mountain Vista, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 3 years old. In 2014, Sarah … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

Stress, social status among reasons for teen substance use

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition found in a community-needs assessment from the Tri-County Health Department that more than 26 percent of high school students in the … more

Suspect killed after shooting at Douglas County deputies

  A suspect was killed after shooting at Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies the afternoon of Aug. 31, the sheriff’s office reported on Twitter. No deputies were injured, … more

Douglas County School Board approves tax measures for ballot

This November, Douglas County School District will get a shot at securing additional sources of funding. At a meeting on Aug. 21, six of the seven school board members — Wendy Vogel was absent — … more

New funding needed to maintain excellence in Douglas County School District

I am incredibly honored and privileged to serve as the new superintendent of Douglas County School District, the third largest school district in the state of Colorado. As we begin the 2018-19 school … more

New Douglas County superintendent 'inspires people to have commitment’

Thomas Tucker’s grandparents, both sharecroppers in rural Arkansas, taught themselves how to read. Then they taught their children to read the Bible. They learned math so they could negotiate the … more

National Night Out brings special guests to block parties

Not every day are children seen climbing on the seats of cop cars, testing out handcuffs and shaking hands with SWAT officers. That changes for National Night Out, an annual event held on the first … more

School is in session: 5 things to know

As quickly as it arrived, summer break has come to an end. The first day for many neighborhood schools in Douglas County was Aug. 9. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, a blank … more

Winter Shelter Network provides crucial service

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-20s, but inside the fellowship hall of a church in Douglas County, a diverse community is enjoying a hearty home-cooked meal and lively … more

Community events open fair and rodeo

Two community celebrations helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo over the weekend — the Western Heritage Welcome, which includes a steer drive through downtown Castle Rock, and a parade … more

Douglas County household chemical roundup is Aug. 11

Douglas County residents can dispose of their household chemicals, paints, fluids batteries and more at the roundup Aug. 11 in Highlands Ranch. Proof of Douglas County residency is required, and the … more

Roxborough State Park named Gold Standard Site

Roxborough State Park in Douglas County has been recognized as a Gold Standard Site by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. The park is the newest public land recreation area and the first … more

You don't say — officers go viral with lip-sync challenge

Police departments across the Denver suburbs have been facing a new challenge — a lip sync challenge. In between busting criminals, Denver-area cops have been busting moves in the viral social … more

Fair organizers boost entertainment for 100th celebration

This is a big year for the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo — 2018 is the event's 100th celebration. The annual event kicks off on Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 5 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, … more

Sheriff: We were not 'in a position to sit around and wait'

Two separate reports recently released confirmed that the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office believe officers were justified when using lethal force in … more

Thomas again calls for Holbert to step down as Douglas County commissioner

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners was set to consider appointing Dave Gill to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office on July 10, which it ultimately did, but not before discussion again … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more
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