• Upcoming I-25 Traffic Shifts, Lincoln to County Line

    October 1, 2014

    Information courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) In an effort to reach a major milestone on the I-25 widening project from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road, nightly lane closures will be performed until the northbound traffic shift is completed,  which is scheduled for mid-October.  The southbound traffic shift was performed on September 27th and will be in this configuration until 2015. This week, the existing median barrier wall will be removed under the nightly lane clos

  • Winter Readiness Begins Now

    October 1, 2014

    Please visit as a reference guide to frequently asked questions about snow and ice removal in Douglas County.

  • Slash / Mulch Site Open in Castle Rock until Oct. 25

    September 30, 2014

    The Douglas County slash/mulch site, in Castle Rock, is open on Saturdays through October 25, 2014. Operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each Saturday. For directions to the site and a list of acceptable items visit

  • Getting Ready to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election?

    September 29, 2014

    Visit the Registered Voter Search tool at for instructions and information including: Voter registration Voter status Voting locations Ballot nformation For additional information about the 2014 General Election please visit or contact the Douglas County Elections Division at 303-660-7444 and Don’t Miss the Vote!

  • County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 2014

    September 25, 2014

    There is an accepted best practice in County Government budgeting and budget presentation and, as an excellent example for other governments throughout North America, Douglas County has been recognized with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Budget Presentation Award. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Budget Presentation Award requires that governments satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation – guidelines designed to assess how a

  • Candidates invited to apply for one open vacancy on Library District Board of Trustees

    September 23, 2014

    Candidates from Commissioner District II (Castle Rock) and District III (Highlands Ranch) are particularly encouraged to apply for service on the Board beginning January 2015.  Applicants for the open position will be a Douglas County resident with a passion for Douglas County Libraries’ mission and vision. Specifically, applicants for the Trustee position will have diverse skills and expertise including, but not limited to, communications, technology, finance or law. In addition, it is requeste

  • Access & Functional Needs Registry

    September 22, 2014

    If you are currently registered in the Access and Functional Needs Registry please take the time to make any necessary updates or changes. If you haven’t registered in our Access and Functional Needs Registry and you would like to or have further questions about this program please visit and scroll down on the left under “online services” there is a link to Access and Functional Needs. You can also call the Office of Emergency Management for additional info

  • National Drug Take Back Day – September 27

    September 19, 2014

    Got Drugs?  Drive through and turn in your unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Substation located at 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. ITEMS WHICH CANNOT BE ACCEPTED: Needles and sharps Mercury (thermometers) Oxygen containers Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances Pressurized canisters Illicit Drugs For more information, visit or  

  • Upcoming Southbound I-25 Lincoln On-Ramp Closure

    September 18, 2014

    Information courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation  As part of an effort to widen I-25 from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the southbound I-25 on-ramp from westbound Lincoln on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m. for detour pavement construction. Detour routes will direct traffic west to Ridgegate Parkway and back to southbound I-25. The $32 million project will add an additional lane in

  • Free Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)

    September 18, 2014

    The CERT class is designed to teach volunteers how to help in any emergency situation, man-made or natural and what their roles are in an emergency situation and how to be prepared at all times. The Classes are FREE and will be held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. beginning on Saturday, October 11. Participants must register for and attend all sessions, Oct. 11 and 25, November 1 and 15. Refreshments will be served. To reg

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