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Douglas County School District dives into remote education

On March 24, Ava Bray was excited to work on school assignments after the Douglas County School District's spring break ended — and even more excited to be doing so from Florida. The 7-year-old was … more

Legislators urge Douglas County commissioners to cancel Tri-County Health contract

In a letter addressed to the Douglas County commissioners, state legislators representing the community have urged the board to end its contract with the Tri-County Health Department after the agency … more

With state directive in place, local health departments rescind stay-at-home orders

A day after announcing stay-at-home orders, three metro area public health departments have rescinded those orders and adopted the set of rules handed down by the state. The morning of March 25, … more

Stay-at-home orders issued for Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Boulder counties

Three Denver metro area public health departments issued stay-at-home orders, covering Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson and Boulder counties — effectively putting most of the metro area under … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office hit by COVID-19 cases, but still 'getting the work done'

COVID-19 may be shuttering businesses and closing public gathering spaces throughout the state and Douglas County, but as more and more people are asked to stay home, law enforcement must continue … more

Douglas County schools begin offering free lunch, breakfast

On the first day the Douglas County School District offered free meals to children during coronavirus-spurred school closures, Jen Peifer, manager of operations for the district's Nutrition Services … more

Douglas County meetings to be held as teleconferences

The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission will now hold their public meetings remotely via a teleconference program, according to a news release from the county. … more

Douglas County schools closed through April 17

Amid heightened efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis on March 18 announced an executive order prohibiting all in-person learning in Colorado's public and private schools through … more

Douglas County government's offices closed to public, along with local libraries

Douglas County has joined the growing list of government offices in the metro area that have been shut down in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. While the buildings will remain staffed and … more

Parents react to Douglas County schools closing

Gerald Knowles sat in his car, like several parents around him, waiting to pick up his child from Cresthill Middle School on the last day of school before the Douglas County School District shut down … more

COVID-19 prompts Douglas County School District to extend spring break

The Douglas County School District is joining a flurry of Denver metro area school districts in announcing school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district will extend its spring break … more

How the Douglas County School District, municipalities are responding to COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases grows in Colorado, officials in Douglas County are taking measures aimed at reducing the spread of the virus. As of March 12, three people in Douglas County had tested … more

COVID-19: Tri-County Health Department, counties host a virtual town hall

The Tri-County Health Department and its three counties — Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas — will host a virtual town hall on March 11 for people to ask questions of officials about the novel … more

Sheriff's employee celebrates 45 years with office

When Lt. Larry Noble started working at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1975, there were only 14 employees there. Including the sheriff himself. The county only had about 14,600 people, and … more

Douglas County: 'We want to be ready' for coronavirus

While the Tri-County Health Department will lead Douglas County's response to COVID-19, other county agencies are also preparing to assist in countering the illness. The county Office of Emergency … more

‘Wilder Women’ steps it up in performances at Su Teatro

“Wilder Women” follows an earlier Stories on Stage show called “Wild Women!” It is coming to Su Teatro Performing Arts Center at 721 Santa Fe Drive on March 8 with shows at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. … more

Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what … more

Two indicted in hit-and-run, shooting on C-470

A motorist who attempted to stop another driver from escaping a hit-and-run on C-470 has been indicted for shooting at the car, according to court documents. Marc Simmons, who told police he is an … more

Douglas County Deputy raising money for MS society, Boston Marathon

A Douglas County deputy who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is raising money to participate in the Boston Marathon and help with the search for a cure to the disease. John Carrasco, 39, … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office files red flag petition before withdrawing it

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office filed its first red flag petition in January for a homeless man but eventually withdrew the request because of an already-existing order against him, according to … more
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