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Rabies found in Douglas County alpaca

After the recent death of an alpaca in Douglas County was confirmed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department, officials are urging animal owners to ensure all rabies … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

Parking space is Castle Rock's final frontier

Tammy Crosier and her husband have run their CD and record shop Bogey's West in downtown Castle Rock for 30 years. To be specific, they've had three locations in that time span, all on the same block … more

Police use of social media to deliver news concerns some experts

It opens with a warning: This video contains footage from real police body cameras. Viewer discretion is advised. Then, an introduction: "I would like you to hear from me, what happened,'' Douglas … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

It’s time to talk: 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 … more

New aerospace attraction to open at Centennial Airport

Aviation and space enthusiasts in the metro area may have been to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum — which boasts a collection of aircraft housed in a hangar at the former Lowry … more

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more

Details of killer's past point to recent spiral

The man who killed a deputy and injured four officers and two civilians on New Year's Eve in Highlands Ranch had a history with law enforcement in Colorado and Wyoming, was estranged from his family … more

'It's up to us to remember him and to be like him'

Zackari Parrish was the type of deputy who would shield a child's eyes if a parent were being handcuffed, explained Castle Rock Police Chief Jack Cauley. Parrish took the lead in organizing a … more

'It makes you appreciate your family, appreciate every day'

More than 1,000 civilians and upward of 50 law-enforcement agencies turned out for the funeral procession of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish in Highlands Ranch Jan. 5. Parrish, 29, … more

­­­­­­Crowds assemble to 'give honor for what he gave us'

Members of the public began dotting Grace Boulevard — which was the final leg of the funeral procession route for Deputy Zackari Parrish — well before 9 a.m. on Jan. 5. Three of those crowd … more

Deputy's funeral procession draws massive community turnout

Thousands of people lined the route of Deputy Zackari Parrish's funeral procession in Douglas County this morning, as a motorcade with more than 1,000 law enforcement vehicles made its way from … more

Slain Douglas County deputy 'never gave up'

Hardworking. Team player. Fun. Dedicated. Devoted. Father. Husband. Human. This is how colleagues, friends and family members described Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the … more

Cops, university warned of suspect in shooting that left deputy dead, six others wounded

As the investigation continued into the New Year's Eve shooting that left one sheriff's deputy dead and four officers and two civilians injured, details about the suspect emerged. Douglas County … more

Deputy killed in 'ambush-type of attack' in Highlands Ranch; suspect identified

One deputy was killed and four other law enforcement officers were wounded in what Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock called "an ambush-type of attack" the morning of Dec. 31 in Highlands Ranch. more
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