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Report: Douglas County commissioner shared anonymous letter but didn’t create hostile environment

An investigation into Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas found that while she did do some of the things of which she was accused, she didn’t create a hostile work environment or open the county up to legal liability. The report shows answers to 11 allegations asked by Thomas’ fellow commissioners — George Teal and Abe […]

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2 DougCo commissioners asked for an investigation of the third. The probe’s done but won’t be released to public.

A monthslong investigation into a Douglas County commissioner by her colleagues wrapped up last week but the full results will not be released publicly. The commissioners met in an executive session July 26 to discuss the investigative report about Lora Thomas, which cost about $17,000 in legal fees to produce.  When they came out of […]

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Douglas County drops San Luis Valley plan for $828M idea to pipe South Platte water from Sterling

Douglas County still wants to use some of its COVID relief funds to secure future water, but may spend it to store unused South Platte River flow after dropping a controversial proposal to buy water from the San Luis Valley. The Douglas County Commissioners indicated they may help fund the major water proposal from Parker […]

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Douglas County will not use federal COVID funds on San Luis Valley water project

The Douglas County commissioners have decided not to use American Rescue Plan Act dollars on a controversial water supply project, but may consider doing so again in the future. Commissioner Abe Laydon, the decisive vote on the issue, announced his vote during work session on Tuesday. “Right now there are simply too significant and enormous […]