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Catholic churches begin holding limited in-person services

Parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch lined up for Mass the weekend of May 16 for the first time in months. They wore masks, stood significantly spaced apart and prepared for an … more

Douglas County jail protocol pushes back against COVID-19

Capt. Darren Weekly with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has had some sleepless nights since the COVID-19 pandemic began. As the man charged with overseeing the Douglas County jail, he’s in … more

Highlands Ranch seniors say goodbye in parade

Without the opportunity to hold a traditional graduation ceremony, seniors and staff from ThunderRidge High School gathered May 15 for a socially distanced goodbye parade. Teachers lined up on a … more

Sterling Ranch residents look up for air parade

Sterling Ranch residents, who were spread out and wearing masks, gathered in large fields outside their homes on May 14 to watch an air parade and fundraiser. The Denver metro area event, a … more

‘I was really sick and close to death’

The last thing Barry Kittay remembers before it all goes black for about 10 days is pulling out his health insurance card at UCHealth Highlands Ranch. “Frankly, I’m not unhappy that I don’t … more

'Tri-County can't shut them all down'

Hours after it received an order from Tri-County Health Department to shut down, C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock continued to serve customers for dine-in service May 11.  The day before, … more

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office searching for shooting suspect

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as deputies search for a vehicle and its occupants, who they believe were involved in a morning shooting Wednesday, … more

Douglas County sees 28 COVID-19 deaths so far

At least 28 people from Douglas County have died as a result of COVID-19 as of April 27, according to data from the county coroner’s office. While the official data from Tri-County Health … more

Douglas County food banks ask for help

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving the demand for food services up while simultaneously strangling the supply. That's why food banks in Douglas County are reaching out to the community, asking for help … more

Douglas County exempt from extended Tri-County stay-at-home order

While the Tri-County Health Department voted April 24 to extend a stay-at-home order for an additional 10 days, until May 8, Douglas County will be exempt. The waiver comes as Douglas County … more

Douglas County announces flexible plan for reducing stay-at-home orders

Douglas County leaders have released a framework outlining how life in the community could begin returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to slow. The plan, created to be extremely … more

Douglas County freezes hiring for some positions

Douglas County has frozen hiring for all non-essential positions as the response to novel coronavirus substantially blocks a significant source of the government's revenue — sales tax. While it's … more

Longtime Douglas County commissioner leaves a big legacy

Not everyone in Douglas County had a chance to meet longtime county commissioner Jim Sullivan, but if they have enjoyed the open space program, attended an event at the fairgrounds or driven on … more

Skip agitation with meditation

When Sean Thompson developed a stress-related ulcer in college in 1988, a psychology professor recommended he try one simple practice to find relief: meditation. After trying out the professor’s … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues to find groups gathering

With the COVID-19 stay-at-home order still in place but some residents violating it, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has had to add a new service to their workload: breaking up illicit group … more

At least 12 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 12 people in Douglas County as of April 9, according to data from the Tri-County Health Department and the county coroner. Those who have died have ranged in … more

With gatherings prohibited, two options for funeral services: livestream or postpone

While losing a loved one at any time is difficult, planning a funeral has been made even more complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt gatherings. With the statewide stay-at-home … more

Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Douglas County meetings to be held as teleconferences

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission will now hold their public meetings remotely via a teleconference program, according to a news release from the county. … more
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