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Nominate a teenager for the 2022 Douglas County Youth Initiative Award

Do you know a Douglas County teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others? Nominations for … more

Daddy Daughter Ball in Castle Rock slated for Feb. 5

The Town of Castle Rock is hosting a daddy/daughter ball on Feb. 5. According to information provided by the town, the 2022 event will travel around the world from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Douglas County … more

Douglas County assessor announces bid to replace Patrick Neville

Douglas County’s assessor has announced that she will run to replace Rep. Patrick Neville in Colorado House District 45 this year. more

Douglas County Schools leadership debates COVID precautions

As the omicron coronavirus variant explodes throughout Colorado, Douglas County School District leadership spent much of the first board meeting of 2022 looking at COVID-19 trends in the district and … more

Douglas County health board is sued again over mask exemption order

For the second time since its formation in September, the Douglas County board of health is being sued over its mask exemption rule. more

Wildfire is ‘year-round threat’ in Douglas County

When South Metro Fire Rescue crews helping respond to the Marshall Fire arrived at their staging area, the site was surrounded by several buildings engulfed in flames. Smoke laid flat, “a very … more

Dads of Castle Rock respond to Marshall Fire

When the Marshall Fire, fueled by high winds, ripped through Boulder County last week, leaving more than 30,000 people homeless, the Castle Rock community wasted no time. Led by the nonprofit … more

Douglas County Schools takes step to bolster compensation

A long-awaited overhaul of Douglas County Schools’ compensation for teachers is on the way to becoming reality. District leaders still caution the plan is a starting point and more work remains to … more

Home buyers, buckle up for 2022

After an especially difficult year for would-be home buyers, there is little relief in sight for those trying to find a house to purchase along the Front Range and in high-demand Douglas County. Home … more

Douglas County warns of fairground event scam

Douglas County is warning citizens not to fall for a scam advertising a New Year’s Eve party at the fairgrounds this year. “There is no such party,” according to a social media … more

Mountain Ridge administrator named state's Assistant Principal of the Year

The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP) named Douglas County School District's Sara Curto the 2022 Colorado Assistant Principal of the Year for middle level schools. more

Brush fire breaks out on Santa Fe Drive

Souith Metro Rescue District and Castle Rock firefighters needed about an hour to bring a wind-driven brush fire under control Dec. 14.  Winds of at least 15 mph fanned the 10-acre fire along … more

'We used to never have anything like this': In Douglas County, signs of homelessness are on the rise

County leaders differ on what's behind the problem and what to do about it. more

Week 3: County, school district partner on youth mental health

In 2019, when STEM School Highlands Ranch faced tragedy after two student gunmen ran into the school, killing one fellow student, it rocked the community. For Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas, … more

Douglas County School District's new board drops COVID mask-wearing rule

Masks are again optional in the Douglas County School District after a new board majority early Wednesday narrowly passed a resolution that prohibits the district from instating universal masking or COVID-19 vaccination policies. more

Unlike neighbors, Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

As Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties implement new indoor mask mandates amid rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Douglas County’s Board of Health is not considering such a move. more

Douglas County contracts with local company for COVID-19 services

Douglas County will now receive some of its COVID-19 services from a company based in Castle Pines after the commissioners approved a $1.5 million contract today. more

Election Results 2021: Douglas County school board challengers win

Four candidates calling for a new direction on the Douglas County school board appeared to be victorious in the election that ended Tuesday, with three of their four opponents conceding defeat in interviews with Colorado Community Media. more

Tri-County Health halts COVID-19 services to Douglas County

Tri-County Health Department is no longer providing COVID-19 services in Douglas County as of today, county leaders said. more

Tri-County Health plans to hand over COVID-19 services to Douglas County

Officials of Douglas County’s new health department and the Tri-County Health Department are discussing how to transition various COVID-19 services from Tri-County's administration to Dougco after a Tri-County official called a county order on mask wearing and quarantines "greatly concerning." more
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