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Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although … more

Man arrested on suspicion of fatal July 4 hit-and-run

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of Preston James Dorris, 36, on suspicion of being the motorist who fatally struck cyclist Chuck Vogel in Parker on July 4. more

A debate over public funds for private schools

Greg Vigil, chairman of the board at Arma Dei Academy in Highlands Ranch, is brimming with excitement about the Douglas County commissioners’ plans to spend millions of dollars on security measures … more

DCSD School Board tables decision on STEM's charter contract

Roughly 20 students from STEM School Highlands Ranch lined Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, waving signs, pleading for community support. When asked why they showed up to the June 18 Douglas County … more

Roxborough guest is kind of a big deal

Word has it that Big Foot will walk about in Roxborough State Park on June 8 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on a mission to remind visitors to “Leave No Trace” at this gorgeous nearby spot in Douglas … more

Douglas County commissioners, school board members differ on safety spending proposal

Tensions flared in a Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting as commissioners voted to allocate $13.3 million toward school safety initiatives amid pushback from the Douglas County School … more

Douglas County commissioners eye $10 million to enhance school safety

Jennifer Thompson Consolo and her family had no idea her daughter was being bullied and had begun self-harming during her sophomore year at Douglas County High School. They also didn't know she was … more

How to help STEM shooting victims

An official fundraising page has been set up for STEM School Highlands Ranch via The Foundation for Douglas County Schools. It can be found at www.coloradogives.org/STEMstrong more

Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to … more

Douglas County commissioners rebuke red flag bill as governor signs it into law

Not long after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a controversial red flag bill, Douglas County commissioners released a video and statements rebuking the recently passed legislation and urging an … more

Douglas County sheriff stands by support of 'red-flag' bill

Colorado could soon become the 15th state in the nation to adopt a red-flag law. The state Senate on March 28 passed House Bill 19-1177, the Extreme Risk Protection Orders measure, in an 18-17 vote. … more

Littleton teen arrested after crashing into homes, cars in Highlands Ranch

Homeowners were temporarily displaced after a 19-year-old crashed his car into two homes and four cars on a Highlands Ranch street, according to authorities. Kyle Frendberg, of Littleton, was taken … more

Douglas County named nation's healthiest

Douglas County is the healthiest community in America. That's according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report and the Aetna Foundation, which announced the 2019 Healthiest Communities on … more

Hundreds left stranded by bomb cyclone in Douglas County

Deputy Cocha Heyden worked from Douglas County's Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a blizzard — a bomb cyclone — raged in Douglas County and across the Front Range on March 13. … more

Second mistrial declared for suspect in trooper's death

For the second time, a mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of crashing into and killing Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue more than two years ago. Noe Gamez-Ruiz faces charges of … more

Suspect in custody identified after chase, crash that left two dead in Littleton

Two people were killed after a woman driving a stolen car crashed into their vehicle at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue in Littleton in the early hours of Feb. 6, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Man found guilty of woman's murder in Douglas County

The suspect in the 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was discovered alongside I-25 in Douglas County has been found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, according to a news release from … more

Officials hope to split up 18th Judicial District

Colorado’s most populous judicial district could soon become two. Some state lawmakers and county officials are declaring it’s time for the 18th Judicial District, marked by rapid population … more

Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Strike team seeks to take down financial criminals

Douglas County law enforcement agencies and the United States Secret Service have teamed up to develop the state's first financial crime investigative team. The Financial Investigative Regional … more
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