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Partridge plans to keep on working

Roger Partridge is not retiring. While his eight years as a Douglas County commissioner may be ending, the 63-year-old is anything but finished working. Soon, he will begin his new position with a … more

Douglas County clerk urges Pence to declare some states' elections illegal

In a public Facebook post, the head of Douglas County’s elections called for Vice President Mike Pence to declare elections in seven states illegal, a move that he said would result in President Donald Trump staying in office. more

Douglas County continues to push for indoor-dining plan

After debating whether to break from the state’s official COVID-19 health order for Douglas County, commissioners decided to again ask permission from the state to reopen indoor dining in the … more

In letter to Polis, Douglas County commissioners ask to reopen restaurants

In a letter to Gov. Jared Polis sent Nov. 25, Douglas County commissioners requested that the county be allowed to start a variance program that would keep qualifying restaurants open for indoor … more

Douglas County commissioners say they didn’t agree to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

In a letter to the state health department sent Thursday evening, Douglas County commissioners said the director of the department had inaccurately described their recent move to level red. The … more

Douglas County formally rescinds notice to withdraw from Tri-County

In a letter sent to an attorney representing the Tri-County Health Department, Douglas County on Nov. 10 formally rescinded its notice to withdraw from the agency. Douglas County commissioners voted … more

Tri-County approves proposal, Douglas County on track to remain with agency

Douglas County is on track to remain with Tri-County Health Department after the agency’s board of health approved a policy change for enacting countywide public health orders in a Nov. 6 meeting. … more

Republicans Thomas, Teal win races for Douglas County commissioner seats

In an election in which Democrats raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and were financially competitive with Republicans for the first time in at least 20 years, Republicans still soundly defeated their opponents in the Nov. 3 race for two county commissioner seats. more

Voter turnout rises in Douglas County

Douglas County is seeing a higher volume of ballots cast compared to the same period in 2016, according to county officials. As of Oct. 23, about 58,500 more ballots had been returned in Douglas … more

Douglas County commissioners say they would accept Tri-County draft proposal

Douglas County commissioners announced in a statement the afternoon of Oct. 22 that they would accept a recent draft proposal from the Tri-County Health Department and may stay with the agency … more

Highlands Ranch Metro District could lose $2.4M if Gallagher Amendment remains

If the Gallagher Amendment is not repealed in the Nov. 3 election, the Highlands Ranch Metro District could lose $2.4 million in revenue and pause all future projects, including the long-awaited … more

Campaign donations pour in for Douglas County commissioner candidates

Campaign contributions to candidates vying for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners already total more than 10 times the amount contributed in 2016, with tens of thousands of … more

‘I can get it done’

Lora Thomas has always loved the color red. The incumbent Douglas County commissioner’s campaign signs are red. She wears red in official photos. A wall in her office is red. Even her bedroom is … more

‘We need a leader who listens’

A Highlands Ranch backyard buzzed with volunteers during a cool, sunny morning in September as Darien Wilson took the microphone and settled the group. The event, a meet-and-greet followed by a … more

Voting in Douglas County: 6 things to know

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, Douglas County government is working to ensure all registered voters are ready to cast their ballots, which will be sent out in the mail beginning Oct. 9. Colorado … more

Republican sheriff in Douglas County endorses Democratic commissioner candidate

Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock has endorsed Democrat Lisa Neal-Graves in the race for Douglas County District 2 commissioner. In a Sept. 21 interview with Colorado Community Media, Spurlock … more

Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that … more

Dems keeping up with GOP in Douglas County commissioner fundraising

While it’s unusual in Douglas County commissioner elections for Democrats to be competitive with their Republican opponents in campaign fundraising, so far that’s the case for both open seats. … more

The issue igniting the Douglas County election

When the 2020 race to elect two of the three Douglas County commissioners kicked off, candidates were gearing up for a race focused on long-standing issues like transportation, growth, school safety and gun control. more

Dougco lawmaker shows off district in Competitive Council event

State House Rep. Mark Baisley gave an overview of his district to other legislators during an Colorado Competitive Council event Aug. 7 at Sterling Ranch designed to introduce lawmakers to their … more
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