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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

Football: Douglas County stops Prairie View

Douglas County defeated Prairie View 48-19 in Brighton Sept. 10. Caleb Thacker and Eliah Padilla combined on a 28-yard scoring pass and touchdown in the third quarter. Justin Martinez Jr. returned … 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

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by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

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 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

Castle Rock celebrates local first responders

Through multiple celebrations, Douglas County residents honored police and fire officials as part of a national program. The National Night Out program in meant to improve the relationship between … 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

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

Douglas County gives out annual Philip S. Miller grants

Philip S. Miller may have died more than 20 years ago, but on July 13, his legacy was remembered in Douglas County as two-dozen organizations benefited from a trust he set up during his life. 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

DA Kellner's office announces data transparency effort

The district attorney for much of the south Denver metro area says his jurisdiction — the 18th Judicial District — is the first in Colorado to unveil an online, interactive “data dashboard,” … more

Castle Rock man sentenced to 36 years for 2020 murder

Dominique Wogan, 35, of Castle Rock was sentenced to 36 years in prison after being convicted for the murder of Fletcher Bodnar, a Highlands Ranch resident. Bodnar and Wogan were said to be … more

School district defends equity policy

Despite intense criticism about a new equity policy and some parents threatening to withdraw students, the Douglas County School District isn't wavering on the equity policy or ancillary initiatives. … more
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