• Want to deliver your General Election Ballot before Nov. 4?

    October 20, 2014

    Six Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) are available countywide to obtain a replacement ballot, register to vote, vote a ballot, drop off a voted ballot or receive other Elections assistance. If dropping off a voted ballot is your only need, visit one of the five convenient drive-up 24-hours-a-day Ballot Drop-off Locations throughout Douglas County. Visit for a list of locations. All registered voters who request a ballot at a VSPC must provide identification. VSPCs a

  • Douglas County 4-H Hosts Oct. 22 Open House

    October 16, 2014

    Programs available for children aged 5 to 8 and also for those aged 8-18.  Today’s 4-H is not all about cows and cooking!  Meet up with Douglas County 4-H leaders on Wed., Oct 22, and learn more about how today’s 4-H program –- our nation’s oldest and largest youth development organization –- is primarily focused on life skill development. The community Open House will be held at Kirk Hall on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Road in Castle Rock from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Hands-on introduc

  • Public Workshop on Oct. 30 for Proposed Revisions to the County’s Zoning Resolution

    October 15, 2014

    A public workshop to review proposed revisions to the Douglas County Zoning Resolution, Project File No. DR2014-009 is scheduled for October 30 at 4 p.m. in the Department of Community Development Offices in Castle Rock. The proposed amendments may be viewed at Please RSVP for the workshop to Carol Kuhn at 303-660-7460 or

  • Six Voter Assistance sites open October 20 in locations countywide

    October 13, 2014

    Beginning October 20, six Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) will open for early voting, replacement ballot requests, and additional voter assistance in preparation for the November 4 General Election. Find VSPC locations and hours, as well as locations of the five, 24-hours-a-day Ballot Drop-Off Locations at and Don’t Miss the Vote!

  • Upcoming I-25 Northbound Traffic Shift, Lincoln to County Line

    October 10, 2014

    Information Courtesy of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) I-25 widening project from Lincoln Avenue to County Line Road will shift northbound traffic to the west beginning Sunday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the next morning. During the shift, one northbound lane will remain open to reduce travel impact to motorists. This new configuration will reduce shoulder and lane widths to accommodate construction through the work zon

  • Bayou Gulch Connector Trail open to the public for non-motorized use

    October 9, 2014

    A new 4-mile soft-surface trail has been completed on Bayou Gulch Open Space and is now open to the public for non-motorized use.  Parking is available at Bayou Gulch Regional Park at 4815 Fox Sparrow Road, Parker, CO 80134.  A connection to the new trail is on the west side of Bayou Gulch Regional Parks, and crosses Bayou Gulch Road at a cross-walk with a self –activated light to stop traffic.  The trail around the edge of the open space is open to pedestrians and equestrians only.  The connect

  • County eases document process

    October 8, 2014

    As reported in the Douglas County News Press Email, phone requests can be made in or out of state. Douglas County has become the first county in the state to offer electronically certified documents to its residents. “Douglas County was the first county in Colorado to receive an electronic document and now we’re the first to offer certified documents electronically,” Douglas County Clerk and Recorder Jack Arrowsmith said. “We want to be able to offer our residents and businesses the technologica

  • October is“Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month”

    October 8, 2014

    The Dumb Friends League is offering 50% off the adoption fee for all adult dogs, 1 year and older, throughout the month of October. Visit adoptable pets in person at the Buddy Center, located at 4556 Castleton Court in Castle Rock, or view all pets in need of loving homes online at

  • What do YOU know about the famous Deckers “Fish on the Floor”?

    October 8, 2014

    Earlier this year, the Douglas County History Repository received a donation from former Douglas County Historic Preservation Board member Ella Oatman and current President of the Mountain Artisans Arts Council.  The donation was a piece of floor from the Decker’s bar, depicting a rainbow trout — made by hand out of vinyl floor tiles.  Repository curator, Norma Miller is having difficulty finding historical information about the Fish on the Floor.  Can you help?  If you have information, please

  • An important message to all couples applying for marriage/civil union licenses

    October 7, 2014

    In response to the October 6, 2014 changes in state law resulting from the ruling of the 10th circuit court, Douglas County will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses effective Tuesday, October 7 at the Recording Office at 8 a.m. and at Douglas County Motor Vehicle Offices at 9 a.m.   The most effective means for obtaining a license will be a paper application, until needed software changes to our on-line kiosk are made.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please know that we are

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