• 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

  • Douglas County in the National News –

    September 17, 2014

    Information courtesy of CNN Money Douglas County, which lies on the southern edge of the Denver metro area, had a median household income just shy of $100,000 last year, ranking it sixth in the U.S., according to Sentier Research. By comparison, the national median income is roughly $52,300. What Douglas has is a wealth of high-paying, professional jobs in the software, telecom, medical and financial services industries. Major employers include DISH Network, Liberty Media, Western Union and Spri

  • CodeRed Emergency Notifications — Are Your Registered?

    September 17, 2014

    CodeRED is the phone emergency notification system that allows public safety personnel to send messages directly to residents – whether they are home or away – during an emergency. The system can target specific areas with prerecorded phone messages, emails or texts. Participants will need to enter their name, street address, city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Cellular phone numbers or an email address may also be entered so citizens can be contacted even if not at home. All data wi

  • Tour Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve

    September 16, 2014

    Looking for a trip back in time right here in Douglas County? Take a tour of the world-renowned Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m. For reservations, please contact Laura Aker via email at or via the Lamb Spring general email

  • Public Workshop for Proposed Revisions to County Zoning Resolution

    September 15, 2014

    A public workshop to review proposed revisions to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m. Second floor, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock. The proposed amendments may be viewed at To RSVP for the workshop please contact Joe Fowler at 303-660-7460 or

  • C-470 Corridor Coalition Public Meeting and Outreach Schedule

    September 11, 2014

    Each meeting will include an overview presentation at 6:30 p.m., information boards for people to review and the chance to ask questions of CDOT and coalition representatives. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m. Highlands Ranch Metro District Office 62 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 Wednesday, Sept. 17 Lone Tree Arts Center, 6-8 p.m. 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO 80124 For more information please visit

  • C-470 Corridor Coalition to host telephone town hall meeting focusing on Douglas County residents

    September 10, 2014

    Telephone town halls allow participants to learn about the project from the comfort of home  Phones in Douglas County along C-470 will be ringing tomorrow as the C-470 Corridor Coalition hosts a telephone town hall meeting to discuss proposed improvements of the freeway and adding tolled Express Lanes. Thursday’s telephone town hall will focus on Douglas County residents, but you do not need to live in that particular area to participate.  Residents that don’t receive a call can still participat

  • Sept. 9 overnight northbound I-25, Lincoln to County Line; Rescheduled for tonight Sept. 10

    September 10, 2014

    Information provided courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Due to weather last night, Sept. 9 the overnight northbound I-25 closure between Lincoln and County Line was cancelled. This closure, utilizing the same detour route via E-470, has been rescheduled for today, Sept. 10 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. No tolls will be collected for the E-470 detour. This work is part of an effort to widen I-25 from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road.  The $32 million project will add an additiona

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