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  • Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meeting

    September 2, 2014

    To identify potential hazards that could cause a large scale community disaster, and to qualify Douglas County for mitigation funding from FEMA, Douglas County is partnering with local jurisdictions to update the countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan. Public input is invited to an open meeting on Thursday, September 18, 6 p.m., Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. For additional information please contact Anne Walton 303-814-4356.

  • September is National Preparedness Month

    September 1, 2014

    September is National Preparedness Month Are you ready should a local emergency occur? Make it a priority – prepare yourself and your family – including your pets and livestock. Stock your home with food, water, medicines, and other ongoing needs should you be asked to take shelter at home for up to five days due to a weather-related incident or other emergency. Also assemble a ‘To Go Kit’ should you be asked to leave your home – during an emergency or a disaster – to seek safety elsewhere. For

  • Household Chemical Roundup in Castle Rock – Sept. 13

    August 27, 2014

    The final Household Chemical Roundup for 2014, will be held on Sept. 13, 175 Kellogg Court from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is hosted by the Tri-County Health Department, and offered free-of-charge to Douglas County residents. A $25 contribution to help offset the high costs of hazardous waste disposal will be requested from those with these materials. For more information including a list of acceptable items, please visit www.tchd.org/250/Home-Chemical-Waste

  • Tour Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve

    August 25, 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, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. For reservations, please contact Laura Aker via email at laker@metcalfarchaeology.com or via the Lamb Spring general email lambspringap@gmail.com

  • Reconstruction of State Highway 86 (Founders Pkwy) to Begin August 25 in Castle Rock I-25 to Woodlands Boulevard

    August 21, 2014

    Project Overview - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced a project to improve a 1.3-mile segment of SH 86 (Founders Parkway) from I-25 to Woodlands Boulevard in Castle Rock. The project will completely reconstruct SH 86 with new concrete pavement, a raised median, and a new storm drainage system. The work includes new curb and gutter, sidewalk, ADA curb ramps and landscaping. Additionally, the eastbound lanes that cross over I-25 will be expanded from 2 to 3 lanes and th

  • Senior Initiative Survey results to be revealed at community meetings

    August 18, 2014

    The final two of four community networking meetings will be held in Castle Rock (Sept. 4) and Lone Tree (Sept. 24) – to share provider and community input received via two 2013 Senior Initiative Surveys and countywide listening tours. Please visit www.douglas.co.us/communityresources/senior-initiative/ for meeting details and Senior Initiative Report Summary.

  • Douglas County is ranked among 10 best in America

    August 13, 2014

    As reported by the Denver Business Journal  -  Douglas County ranks in second place on Movoto Real Estate’s new list of the “10 Best Counties in America.” “The lowest poverty on our list and the highest high school graduation rate make Douglas County the second best in the nation,” Movoto says. Bracketing Douglas County are two in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.: Loudoun County (No. 1) and Fairfax County (No. 3). The real estate website’s rankings are based on unemployment rate, median

  • I-25 Lincoln to County Line Construction has Started

    August 13, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is starting the I-25 reconstruction and widening between Lincoln Avenue and County Line Road. Work will be performed in 4 phases.  The first phase of the project will remove the existing median barrier, realign the driving lanes and allow the Contractor to begin widening to the East. The project was contracted to Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. (IHC) of Englewood for $26.8 million. SCHEDULE: The project, which is expected to be completed no later t

  • Lincoln Avenue Lane Closures

    August 12, 2014

     The City of Lone Tree has scheduled concrete repairs on the Lincoln Avenue bridge over I-25 beginning August 15, 2014 through September 15, 2014 (weather dependent). The construction activity will require the closure of lanes in both directions of Lincoln Avenue and closure of lanes on the northbound and southbound I-25 off-ramp from 8:00 p.m. Fridays to 5:00 a.m. Mondays. Since the concrete repairs require crews to place new concrete, there is roughly a 10 to 12-hour timeframe in which the con

  • CDOT to install temporary ramp metering on Southbound County Line Road I-25 on-ramp

    August 11, 2014

    On Tuesday, August 12 the Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) will install temporary ramp metering at the I-25 / County Line Road Interchange for the southbound on-ramp only.  The temporary ramp metering will remain in place for approximately two weeks as a means to evaluate and improve traffic flow in this location.  CDOT anticipates completion of the testing prior to beginning construction of the I-25 Lane Balance / Widening Project between Ridgegate and County Line Road ramps. For more in

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