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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

Prep athletes take Player of Year honors

After each season, Colorado Community Media selects Players of the Year for each sport, so it is time to reveal those honored for 2021 fall sports. Boys golf Arapahoe senior Will Kates won the Class … 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

Longtime Douglas County deputy dies of COVID-19

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their longtime deputies after the man died from COVID-19, which they say he contracted while in the line of duty. Detective Joe Pollack … 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

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

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

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

Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District … more

Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking. more

Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Some local leaders in Arapahoe County worry that a decision of whether to break away from Tri-County Health Department on the heels of neighboring Douglas County's moves to exit the agency would be … more

Douglas County reps level accusations at Tri-County Health

Kevin Bracken, Douglas County's newest representative on the Tri-County Health Department board — a longtime critic of the agency — has asked it to investigate what he alleges was “illegal” … more

It's official: Douglas County appoints members to its new health board 

The Douglas County commissioners during a Sept. 14 meeting formally appointed five board members to their newly-formed health department. Decisions about public health in the county will now be … more

Douglas County agrees on board appointees for separate county health department

The Douglas County commissioners have agreed to appoint five members — including two of themselves — as the board of health for their new public health department. more

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years.  more

Most Douglas County commissioners say they plan to expedite process of leaving Tri-County Health

The day after Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health voted to no longer allow its counties to opt out of public health orders, two of the Douglas County commissioners told Colorado … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we … more

A wild ride at the Douglas County Fair

The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo has wrapped up after a weekend of bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and a record-setting junior livestock sale. more
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