Property tax experience prompts Frizell to seek Colorado House seat
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Colorado legislators are often over their heads about property taxes, according to one of two Republicans seeking the state House District 45 seat on the June 28 Republican primary election ballot.
Sky Ridge Medical opens Colorado's first dedicated robotic surgery center
Sky Ridge staff cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Center for Robotic Surgery.Natasha Lovato. (Lone Tree, Colo.) What once seemed like something straight out of a science fiction movie is now the reality for hundreds of patients seeking elective surgeries. In 2013, Sky Ridge started seeing a need for robotic surgery possibilities. And as technology developed, Sky Ridge made it its mission to open up its center for robotic surgery.
As state legislator, Hartsook wants to reduce governor's power
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] A "classic Reagan Republican" wants to shrink state government so Colorado's governor can't order things like mask mandates and business closures. Anthony Hartsook faces Terry Dodd in House District 44 on the June 28 Republican primary election ballot. Republican Kim Ransom, who holds the seat, is term-limited.
Castle Pines opens naming contest for new disc golf course
Rendering of the Castle Pines disc golf course.The City of Castle Pines. (Castle Pines, Colo.) Castle Pines wants the community's help choosing a name for its new disc golf course.
DougCo threat to confiscate Denver park faces three challenges
A bison in Denver's Daniels Park. A Douglas County commissioner's plan to acquire the park faces three obstacles.| Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] One Douglas County commissioner wants the county to take Denver's 1,000-acre Daniels Park to retaliate for the city's move to ban people from carrying legally concealed weapons in city parks. But his proposal faces three significant hurdles: cost, the Denver city charter and Mayor Michael Hancock.
Volunteer wants to use experience to serve DougCo in Colorado House
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Deciding to seek office was a "natural evolution" for one of two Republican candidates for state House District 43 on the June 28 primary election ballot.
Colorado replenishes DougCo Veterans assistance funds
(Douglas County, Colo.) Veterans living in Douglas County who need emergency financial assistance can access additional funding starting July 1. The aid can cover housing costs, food, transportation, education assistance, health, or other urgent concerns.
DougCo voters to decide on continuing open space tax this fall
The Columbine Open Space and Trail is managed by the Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources Department.Douglas County. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] The Douglas County Commissioners plan to ask voters to extend the current 0.17% open space portion of the county's 1% sales and use tax this fall.
Bike to Work Day returns amid high gas prices, worsening air quality
A cyclist rides through Douglas County.Jessica Gibbs. (Douglas County, Colo.) As gas prices surge and Colorado grapples with worsening air quality, the annual Bike to Work Day aims to make a comeback after the disruption caused by COVID-19, with an eye on saving people’s wallets and reducing air pollution.
6 things you can do in Douglas County this week
(Douglas County, Colo.) Stay up-to-date with events in Douglas County. This week's events include everything from a group hike to an art exhibit. Here are six events happening between June 21 and June 26 to consider adding to your calendar:
DougCo likely faces drought conditions ‘for the foreseeable future’
Colorado's drought conditions as of a June 18, 2022 report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.Courtesy. (Douglas County, Colo.) As many areas of Colorado manage intense drought, high temperatures and dry climates — Douglas County is parched but sitting closer to the other end of the spectrum — experiencing what’s classified as “abnormally dry” conditions.
DougCo residents asked for feedback on park plan
Art installations as a part of the 2017 Master Plan.South Suburban Parks and Recreation. (Douglas County, Colo.) The South Suburban board of directors seeks public input on the 2017 South Suburban Parks and Recreation master plan moves into the next phase.
Castle Rock dads give back to help the community
DOCR prepared donations for families impacted by the Marshal Fire in Boulder County.Dads of Castle Rock. (Castle Rock, Colo.)The Dads of Castle Rock started as a Facebook group to let dads crack jokes and have fun.
DougCo spends $200K to buy temporary housing for homeless
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Douglas County will purchase temporary housing shelters for those experiencing homelessness after the county commissioners approved spending over $206,000 in American Rescue Plan Act money.
DougCo makes strides to provide homeless solutions
(Douglas County, Colo.) Douglas County officials are working with Castle Rock leaders to overcome opposition to establishing homeless shelters in the town by providing temporary shelters in unincorporated areas.
DougCo schools names former charter school leader, Jeffco super to top job
(Castle Rock, CO) The Douglas County School District hired Dan McMinimee as Executive Director of Schools for Pathways, Choice, and Alternative Education. McMinimee served as assistant superintendent of secondary education for Douglas County schools under previous superintendent Liz Fagen, who left the district in 2016. Fagen’s tenure was often controversial, as her administration changed the teacher pay structure to pay for performance and supported school vouchers.
Wildfire mitigation help proposed for DougCo landowners
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Private property owners in unincorporated Douglas County could get help — including money — to mitigate their wildfire risk under a proposal presented Monday to the county commissioners.
5 things you can do in Douglas County this week
(Douglas County, Colo.) Stay up-to-date with events in Douglas County. This week's events include everything from the Colorado Renaissance Fair to town input meetings. Here are five events happening between June 13 and June 19 to consider adding to your calendar:
Highlands Ranch Metro District General Manager resigns
Headshot of Mike Renshaw.Highlands Ranch Metro District. (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) After 18 months as the general manager of the Highlands Ranch Metro District, Mike Renshaw hopes the programs he helped initiate will continue their upward momentum.
Davis touts experience in quest to become DougCo clerk
This story was amended to add information about election fraud in Douglas County from Clerk and Recorder Merlin Klotz. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] Sheri Davis thinks she's more than ready to head up the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder's office.