• Public Invited to Review the Community Services Block Grant Community Needs Assessment & Community Action Plan

    December 17, 2014

    Douglas County has prepared a Community Needs Assessment and Community Action Plan as required to apply for the 2015-2018 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).  The County invites public review of this document beginning December 26, 2014 and ending January 26, 2015. The Community Action Plan is submitted to the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs in accordance with program regulations. Persons interested in reviewing the report should contact Rand Clark, Community of Care Navigator, 303

  • Douglas County Office December Holiday Closures

    December 15, 2014

    Happy Holidays! Douglas County offices will be closing at Noon on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and closed all day on Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. Many county services are available online at Offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, December 26.

  • Christmas Tree Recycling

    December 15, 2014

    For drop-off locations, times & dates, as well as instructions on how to prepare a tree for recycling, visit

  • 2015 Philip S. Miller Grant applications due January 31

    December 8, 2014

    Douglas County is accepting grant applications through January 31, 2015 for 2015 Philip S. Miller funds. To qualify for a grant an applicant must be a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization; serve residents of Douglas County; and provide a service that supports health and human services for at risk and underserved populations. For more information visit or contact Dru Campbell at 303.660.7401.

  • Bridge construction requires cranes, lane closures on I-25 this week

    December 3, 2014

    Information courtesy of the Town of Castle Rock Driving through the North Meadows Extension construction zone on Interstate 25, motorists can mostly see heavy machinery and concrete barriers. What they perhaps can’t see is all the progress being made on the new road, which will give drivers another route to U.S. Highway 85 and I-25. In the middle of the interstate, crews are busy digging 25 feet beneath the roadway, so the I-25 bridge can be built over the new road. This week, the work will requ

  • Winter Critter Camp for Children at the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center – Dec. 30

    December 3, 2014

    The Dumb Friends League is hosting a one-day camp on Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. The camp will help children learn lessons of compassion, respect and responsibility. To learn more and register visit or call 303 751-5772.

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meeting Dec. 18

    December 3, 2014

    The Douglas County LEPC will meet December 18, 2 p.m., at the Douglas County School District offices, 701 Prairie Hawk Drive, in Castle Rock. For more information visit

  • Proposed Revisions to County Subdivision & Zoning Resolutions – Workshop on Dec. 10

    December 1, 2014

    A public workshop to review proposed amendments and updates to the Douglas County Subdivision Resolution and Zoning Resolution is scheduled for Wed., December 10 at 4 p.m. in the Department of Community Development Offices in Castle Rock. The proposed amendments may be viewed at To RSVP for the workshop please contact Jeanette Bare at 303-660-7460 or email

  • US 85 Railroad Crossing Quiet Zone (Castle Pines Village to Sedalia) takes effect Tuesday, November 25

    November 25, 2014

    Douglas County has completed work to establish a railroad Quiet Zone along the Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway tracks parallel to US Highway 85 from Atrium Drive in Castle Rock, CO to Highway 67/Manhardt Street in Sedalia, CO. The Quiet Zone includes the two public crossings mentioned above, as well as the five (5) private crossings between these two public crossings. Those of you who are property owners along this corridor have been aware of our efforts over the last several years. You

  • I-25 Widening (Lincoln to County Line) major traffic shift complete; no new planned traffic restrictions until 2015

    November 21, 2014

    Information courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation  In October 2014, the I-25 Widening (Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road) project reached the first significant milestone – completion of Phase 1. During Phase 1, the median barrier was demolished and temporary pavement was placed in order to shift all traffic to the west side of the highway. Consistent with the pre-project condition, three mainline I-25 lanes are available in each direction. Mainline I-25 will remain in this temporary

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