The Board of Douglas County commissioners speak about the State of the County Oct. 27.

Douglas County commissioners investigate Thomas about release of previous Thomas investigation

Two of Douglas County's elected commissioners are conducting another investigation into their fellow commissioner just a few days after their previous investigation concluded.
Commissioner Lora Thomas speaks during a June 22 Town Hall in Douglas County.

Completed Douglas County commissioner probe not being released publicly

A monthslong investigation into Douglas County commissioner Lora Thomas by her colleagues wrapped up last week but the full results will not be released publicly.
Jogan Health, a contractor with the Douglas County Health Department, has an office near Centennial.

State halts work with Douglas County health contractor after complaints were 'piling up'

A Douglas County health contractor is under scrutiny from the community after its services were discontinued by the state following complaints, a lawsuit with a former business partner was settled, and the state labor department investigates.
Reuter-Hess Reservoir, which was completed in 2012, is owned and operated by Parker Water and Sanitation. It has a capacity of 75,000 acre-feet.

Douglas County moves forward with possible funding for large water supply proposal

Douglas County still wants to use COVID relief funds to secure future water, but may now back a plan to store unused South Platte River flow after dropping a controversial proposal to pipe water from the San Luis Valley.
A sign sits outside the Tri-County Health Department facility July 29 in Englewood. The building is one of the agency's many locations in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

As Tri-County Health breaks up, different approaches play out in Douglas, Adams, Arapahoe counties

Arapahoe County has scooped up six Tri-County Health leadership staff to work for the upcoming single-county Arapahoe health department as Tri-County prepares to dissolve at the end of this year. Adams County will absorb one of those 10 leaders. Douglas County has not hired any of those key Tri-County staff members.

With fentanyl deaths on the rise, south metro police, advocates grapple with solutions

Fentanyl’s presence in Denver’s south metro region, and Colorado, has continued to increase over the past five years — but the numbers have skyrocketed since 2020, when the drug overtook methamphetamine as the leading killer in Colorado, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock holds up a photo of Casey Devol at a media briefing. Devol is the suspect in a double homicide.

Trial date set in Franktown double homicide

A nine-day trial is scheduled in the double homicide case that rocked a rural town of Douglas County earlier this year. c The trial for Casey Devol, 30, who has been charged with killing his …
Parker's Town Hall is located at 20120 Mainstreet.

Parker may need to raise taxes or slash services in next decade

Over the next 10 years, the Town of Parker may need to either reduce its services or raise taxes, according to a presentation given to the town council July 18. That’s in part because as the …

Business corner: More clucks come to county with Slim Chickens

Parker has a new option for chicken fans as Slim Chickens opened its first store in the community Monday.

Douglas County plans to ask for extension of Open Space tax

The fate of Douglas County’s open space fund appears to be in the hands of November voters after two commissioners voiced support for placing it on the ballot July 18. Commissioners George …

Man arrested in Castle Rock stabbing charged with murder, attempted robbery

Formal charges for a man arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Castle Rock  included multiple counts of attempted aggravated robbery. 

Lone Tree officials back ballot question on open space tax

Representatives of the City of Lone Tree have voiced support for adding a November ballot question that would ask voters about extending Douglas County’s Open Sales and Use Tax for 20 more years.

News

Douglas County funds housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A portion of the county’s federal COVID dollars will go toward housing residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities after commissioners announced a partnership with Wellspring …

Life

Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …

Sports

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

  Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her …

Voices

From the Editor: Happy for kindness

In a recent cross-county trip to see my brother, I saw and experienced several acts of kindness that I am hoping are signs of good things changing in the country. Over the last few years, I feel like …
The new superintendent of Douglas County Schools, Erin Kane, officially started the job on March 31.

Guest Column: Older adults to talk with superintendent

Ahhh, summer. Soon thoughts of swimming pools, part-time jobs and relaxing time with family and friends will be replaced with class schedules, homework and locker combinations as our Douglas County …

Column: The tidal wave of complacency

There is plenty of discussion happening around what is being called “The Great Resignation.” The impact of people not willing to work has a vast-reaching impact and implications on every aspect …

Mother Musings: Finding grit and spirit through summer swim

Swim Team season is officially over. I struggle to understand this thing called “Swim Team.” I used to do swim team when I was a kid. It was kind of fun for the two summers I did it. I mostly …
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