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The issue igniting the Douglas County election

When the 2020 race to elect two of the three Douglas County commissioners kicked off, candidates were gearing up for a race focused on long-standing issues like transportation, growth, school safety and gun control. more

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo. more

Highlands Ranch Timbuk Toys location is closing 

When Sallie Kashiwa opened her first toy store back in 1993, she wanted to create a place that established community within families. more

Colorado Renaissance Festival out, Douglas County Rodeo in

While the Colorado Renaissance Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas County residents still have the option of attending another popular summer event: the county fair and … more

Douglas County notified it is at risk of losing COVID-19 variances

Douglas County staff members are in the process of creating a new COVID-19 mitigation plan after the state’s public-health department informed them they were in danger of losing their variances … more

Car break-ins back up in Highlands Ranch

While the issue somewhat died down during the height of the COVID-19-prompted restrictions, car break-ins are again on the rise in Highlands Ranch, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. … more

Pace of construction on I-25 Gap between Castle Rock and Monument increases

The longest work zone in the state is preparing residents for a surge in construction as the Colorado Department of Transportation increases its weather-dependent tasks on the I-25 Gap — the … more

Chatridge 2 fire near Highlands Ranch is seen as a close call

Douglas County's Emergency Management Center is reviewing the recent Chatridge 2 blaze near Highlands Ranch after the quick-spreading flames caused one of the biggest local wildfires in recent … more

Greenland Ranch easement transferred to local group

A preserved section of souther Douglas County covering more than 17,000 acres will now be managed by a local conservation group after the property's easement was transferred on June 23. Drivers who … more

Fire engulfs homes under construction in Highlands Ranch

South Metro Fire Rescue personnel sprang into action in Highlands Ranch Monday after a cluster of homes under construction was engulfed in flames. more

Fireworks shows in Douglas County canceled due to fire danger

Three Douglas County fireworks shows planned for the Fourth of July were canceled Thursday due to fire danger. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, who also serves as the county fire marshal, … more

Killer gets life sentence in south-metro case from 1980

It has been 40 years since Helene Pruszynski was killed, but for her family and friends, it might as well have been yesterday. more

PRIMARY 2020 | Teal defeats Dorris in testy GOP race for Douglas County commissioner

Douglas County Republican voters chose George Teal over Clint Dorris as the party's candidate for the District 2 county commission seat in a race that saw accusations hurled back and forth. more

Douglas County sheriff weighs in on Floyd’s death, protests, training

After receiving many calls from Douglas County citizens concerned about the police-custody death of George Floyd, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has offered his opinion. more

Highlands Ranch protesters turn out for Black Lives Matter

Wielding protest signs, cowbells and masks, a group of Highlands Ranch residents has been positioning themselves on busy street corners, asking residents to honk as they support the national Black … more

Despite COVID-19, Douglas County numbers don’t show suicide, domestic violence spikes

“We thought we were going to be unbelievably busy,” said Cpl. Brian Briggs of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. more

GOP primary heats up in Douglas County commissioner race

The Republican primary for the District 2 Douglas County commissioner seat has developed into an intense race between Clint Dorris and George Teal, with accusations being hurled back and forth by the … more

Highlands Ranch Senior Center on pause

The long-awaited Highlands Ranch Senior Center project has been indefinitely put on hold as the metro district grapples with a possible $4.5 million revenue decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. … more

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
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