Stage 1 Fire Restrictions enacted for unincorporated Douglas County

By Order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock Stage 1 fire restrictions, are now in place. Ordinance No. O-012-004, restricting open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. General Guidance on Stage 1 restrictions follows below: Prohibited Activities: Open burning of any kind. Use of fireworks. Allowable Activities: Fires… Read On

Vacancy open for civic-minded history buff

Do you have a head for history and a heart for public service? If so, the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board may be the perfect place for you to serve. The nine-member board has an immediate opening for someone who has experience or knowledge in helping to preserve the area’s history and heritage. The Historic… Read On

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy recognized by Colorado General Assembly

Surrounded by family, friends, co-workers and members of the Colorado General Assembly, Douglas County Deputy, Captain Kevin Duffy, received commendations as the recipient of the Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. The Award is presented annually to a peace officer who has exhibited extraordinary efforts of valor, crime prevention, investigative work, community outreach,… Read On

Rural fire districts receive fire fighting funds

Five rural Douglas County fire protection districts that respond to incidents in the Pike National Forest area received needed funds to help them manage wildland fires, medical emergencies or structure fires. These five fire districts were awarded $100,000 in federal funds by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners. The districts will use the money over… Read On