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View from Rueter-Hess incline 'real special'

Word is getting out about the Rueter-Hess Recreation Area in northern Douglas County, the newest attraction to the county's plethora of outdoor activities. The incline, which opened Nov. 26, has … more

Partridge plans to keep on working

Roger Partridge is not retiring. While his eight years as a Douglas County commissioner may be ending, the 63-year-old is anything but finished working. Soon, he will begin his new position with a … more

Douglas County clerk urges Pence to declare some states' elections illegal

In a public Facebook post, the head of Douglas County’s elections called for Vice President Mike Pence to declare elections in seven states illegal, a move that he said would result in President Donald Trump staying in office. more

November was Douglas County's worst month of pandemic

November was by far Douglas County’s worst month of the pandemic, according to data from the Tri-County Health Department. More people were infected, more people died and more people went to the … more

Outbreaks rock Douglas County assisted-living, nursing facilities

Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann sat in her office with Lauren Stockton, one of her certified death investigators, going down the list of recent pandemic victims who came through the office. … more

As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. … more

Douglas County commissioners say they didn’t agree to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

In a letter to the state health department sent Thursday evening, Douglas County commissioners said the director of the department had inaccurately described their recent move to level red. The … more

One big step for Douglas County, 132 regular steps for you

The Rueter-Hess Reservoir hiking incline opens to the public Nov. 26, another milestone for the north Douglas County recreation area. The reservoir is located south of Hess Road/Castle Pines Parkway … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more

Douglas County formally rescinds notice to withdraw from Tri-County

In a letter sent to an attorney representing the Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County on Nov. 10 formally rescinded its notice to withdraw from the agency. Douglas County commissioners voted … more

Ex-Broncos player pleads not guilty to assault in Douglas County

A former Denver Broncos player who was arrested in May in Douglas County has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and four misdemeanors related to the incident. Cody Latimer, 28, who was on the … more

Crews process ballots in Douglas County

In the days leading up to the Nov. 3 election, Douglas County election judges worked to prepare ballots for counting. Inside the Douglas County elections building in Castle Rock, the judges worked in … more

Emergency COVID-19 relief funds available in Douglas County

Douglas County is offering temporary, additional funding through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for residents in need of financial assistance. Residents have … more

Race for 18th Judicial District Attorney hits boiling point

Tensions in the hotly contested race for 18th Judicial District Attorney have hit a boiling point amid allegations of racism, lies and political ambushes. A heated confrontation unfolded Oct. 5 … more

‘I can get it done’

Lora Thomas has always loved the color red. The incumbent Douglas County commissioner’s campaign signs are red. She wears red in official photos. A wall in her office is red. Even her bedroom is … more

‘We need a leader who listens’

A Highlands Ranch backyard buzzed with volunteers during a cool, sunny morning in September as Darien Wilson took the microphone and settled the group. The event, a meet-and-greet followed by a … more

County commissioners honor Philip S. Miller

The Douglas County commissioners voted to honor an early influencer of the community, Philip S. Miller, during their Sept. 29 meeting. Miller, who named Douglas County as a beneficiary in his trust, … more

Douglas County ranked second healthiest community in America

In a report based on 84 indicators, Douglas County has been ranked the second healthiest community in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Six other Colorado counties ranked in the top … more

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock … more

Douglas County schools superintendent investigated for alleged 'workplace discrimination'

Outgoing Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker was placed on paid administrative leave in the week leading up to his resignation as investigators looked into allegations of … more
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