• The Truth Uncovered: A Night with the Coroner – May 14

    April 18th, 2014

    Join Guest Speaker Detective Steve Ainsworth, Boulder County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, May 14, 6:45 p.m. at the PACE Center in Parker. Please RSVP via email to For more information please visit

  • 2014 Slash / Mulch Site opening

    April 17th, 2014

    Douglas County will open the Castle Rock slash/mulch site for the 2014 season from May 3 through October 25, 2014. Operating hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each Saturday. Additionally, Douglas County will make accommodations to allow mulch material to be picked up anytime during the season that the site is open to accept slash. For directions to the site and a list of acceptable items visit  

  • National Drug Take Back Day – April 26

    April 16th, 2014

    Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. Drive through and turn in your unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe disposal. April 26 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Highlands Ranch Substation,. 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch 80129. For a list of items acceptable and non-acceptable items please visit

  • Columbine Open Space connection with Maytag Washing Machine Company?

    April 15th, 2014

    Event, Exhibit and Commissioner Proclamation commemorate Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month What does the County’s Columbine Open Space have in common with a household appliance?   Join members of the Douglas County Historic Preservation Board on Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for an open house at Columbine Open Space and learn about the former cattle and dairy farm’s connection to the Maytag Washing Machine Company. In addition to discovering the Maytag heritage, event attende

  • Douglas County Fair Foundation Seeks Nominees for 2014 Citizen Award

    April 14th, 2014

    Submit by May 31 for the Douglas County Fair Foundation Heritage Plaza Wall of Honor Distinguished Citizen Award They are all around us in Douglas County……… those whose lives are dedicated to the County’s rural heritage through their service to the County’s agriculture and ranching or agribusiness, to education in agriculture and ranching and to the Douglas County Fair. These are the prospective candidates for the coveted Heritage Plaza Wall of Honor Distinguished Citizen Award.  Wall of Honor r

  • Veterans Affairs Office Closed April 21 – 25

    April 7th, 2014

    The Veterans Affairs Office will be closed April 21-25, while staff attends certification training by the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.  The office will reopen for normal business on April  28.

  • Highlands Ranch Street Sweeping Begins April 14

    April 3rd, 2014

    Did you know that sand and debris on residential streets can cause unsafe conditions for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians?  To remove sand and debris that has accumulated during the winter months, Douglas County will begin street sweeping on April 14 in the residential areas of Highlands Ranch.  The sweepers will begin in the eastern area of Highlands Ranch and move west, as weather permits.  Signs will be placed at the entrance of subdivisions the day before sweeping is scheduled to help n

  • County Seeks Citizen Pothole Patrol

    April 2nd, 2014

    In an effort to identify and fill potholes more rapidly, Douglas County Public Works staff seeks citizen assistance with the reporting of potholes on County streets & roads. Location of the pothole can be reported by submitting a report online at or e-mail the pothole location to

  • Douglas County Second in the U.S. for job growth

    March 20th, 2014

    Douglas County’s one-year employment growth rate of 5.9 percent positioned the County as the second-highest job-growth rate in the nation among 334 other large counties, according to a recent U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics report “We celebrate the County’s achievement – the result of many partners in our County who maintain a business-friendly culture, attitude and commitment, coupled with an intentional and strategic investmen

  • Foster Care and Adoption Information Session

    March 20th, 2014

    The Collaborative Foster Care Program of Arapahoe, Douglas & Jefferson Counties is seeking individuals and couples to provide temporary homes for foster youth. Attend a free information session to learn more about the program and the requirements to foster or adopt a child. April 21, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock June 11, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Parker Library, Parker For more information please call 303-636-1KID or register online at

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