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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

Volunteers to monitor Douglas County open spaces

An army of do-gooders and outdoor enthusiasts is forming in Douglas County to help keep an eye on local open spaces. County open space staff and volunteers collaborated to create the Douglas County … more

Death of infant brought to Sky Ridge hospital sparks investigation

Police are investigating the death of an infant who was brought to Sky Ridge Medical Center last week. more

Imagining Douglas County without Tri-County Health

With Douglas County and the Tri-County Health Department headed for a divorce, triggered by the health agency's recent order on wearing masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis, leaders explained … more

Douglas County residents weigh in on masks, Tri-County Health withdrawal at commissioners meeting

Douglas County commissioners addressed the public July 14 regarding the board's recent decisions to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department mask mandate and to begin the process of withdrawing … more

Tri-County Health chief: Douglas County bid to pull out of agency is 'extraordinarily disruptive'

Douglas County's decision to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department is "extraordinarily disruptive to our staff and planning in the middle of a pandemic,” the agency's top official said. more

Tri-County Health Department closes offices following threat

“I think it's deeply—and I want to underscore deeply—disappointing, in the time of a pandemic, the divisiveness in this country,” the agency's chief says. more

Douglas County plans to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has announced the county plans to begin the process of withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department.  more

Douglas County wants to reopen pools, playgrounds, event centers

On the heels of getting state permission to reopen restaurants, gyms and houses of worship with restrictions, Douglas County Commissioners are preparing several new variance requests to submit to … 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 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

Douglas County residents taking life ‘a week at at a time’

Douglas County residents Bob and Linda Karcz strolled through a quiet downtown Castle Rock the morning of March 25 as news broke that the local health department was issuing a stay-at-home order for … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

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