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Denver mayor has 'no interest' in Douglas County taking over Daniels Park

In a letter to Douglas County on Wednesday, Denver’s mayor said he has “no interest” in talking about transferring ownership of one of their parks to the county. more

Highlands Ranch drag show protesters, counterprotesters eye future events

Highlands Ranch’s first-ever drag comedy show carried on despite the roughly 50 protesters who gathered outside the Southridge Rec Center on the evening of June 17 to oppose the event. more

Security increased for Highlands Ranch drag show

Amid growing calls for Highlands Ranch to cancel a drag comedy show scheduled for Friday evening, the community association has implemented extra safety precautions at the Southridge Rec Center. more

Douglas County, school district, settle legal fees over mask lawsuit

The Douglas County Board of Health and the Douglas County School District have decided to call it even on a 2021 lawsuit regarding mask rules, with the county promising to pay the district $90,000 for a psychological safety coordinator.  more

Elizabeth Schools Superintendent Douglas Bissonette leaving for new job

In early June, Elizabeth School District Superintendent Douglas Bissonette informed school board members that he is resigning from his Elizabeth post after accepting a position elsewhere. more

Douglas County homelessness initiative to discuss temporary housing solution

Douglas County’s Homelessness Initiative will be discussing a potential short-term housing solution in the form of a Pallet center at its June 9 meeting in an effort to provide more local … more

Douglas County will not use COVID funds on San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners have decided not to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars on a controversial water supply project but may consider it again in the future. more

Arapahoe Community College closing in Parker, DCSD taking over

Arapahoe Community College is closing its Parker campus after the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education agreed to sell the building to the Douglas County School District May … more

Commissioners will release legal memo with decision on water proposal

Following an hour-long closed-door meeting with their legal counsel, the Douglas County commissioners decided they will release a redacted version of two legal memos regarding a controversial water … more

Student group proposes policies, classes for Douglas County schools

Douglas County students envision a number of new initiatives, policy updates and class offerings throughout the district in the next few years. Student Advisory Group subcommittees presented to … more

Commissioners plan to release memo regarding San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners plan to release a redacted version of a legal memo prepared for them regarding a hotly debated water proposal later this week. During a Monday work session, the … more

From Ukraine to Larkspur: A family adjusts to life in Douglas County

Maryna and Oleksandr Sheveria miss Ukrainian bread. They miss the taste and the texture of the freshly baked crust. They miss their home and their dog and their two cats. They miss the mundane … more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Douglas County School Board directors weigh how to handle tense public comment

As the local teachers union president walked back to his seat after giving public comment at Douglas County School Board, a squabble erupted between him and a group of women. Kevin DiPasquale … more

Douglas County School Board director discusses complaints filed against him

Douglas County School Board Director David Ray says he has addressed a complaint filed against him with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies regarding his past use of certain mental health professional titles after his licenses expired. more

Douglas County car thefts consume law enforcement

Stolen cars have recently become one of Douglas County law enforcement’s top priorities as thefts increase across the entire metro area with the single exception of the town of Castle … more

Lone Tree implements fire restrictions

Following suit with many other Colorado municipalities and counties, Lone Tree has moved to Stage 1 fire restrictions.  The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag and High Wind warnings … more

Wrecks rising in Douglas County, Highlands Ranch

Car wrecks in Douglas County are trending up so far this year compared to the same time last year with a cluster of Highlands Ranch intersections seeing a majority of the crashes.  The … more

Putting the ranch in Sterling Ranch

One day, the area north of Titan Road near Sterling Ranch’s current communities will be filled in with houses and development, but right now, that portion of their property has a different … more

Former DCSD chief Corey Wise defends his short-lived superintendency

When Corey Wise, the ousted superintendent of Douglas County Schools, received a text asking for a coffee shop meeting among him and the school board president and vice president, he thought the request seemed odd. more
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