Douglas County

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s coronavirus stay-at-home order raised a lot of questions. Don’t call 911 to ask them.

Residents are wondering if they can pick up children from ex-spouses, teachers want to know if they can deliver homework to students, and some people are even asking if they still have to follow traffic laws.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado

Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties

After an executive order from Gov. Jared Polis, departments are running radio ads, mailing parents and urging schools to beef up vaccination efforts to avoid an outbreak

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Pilot disorientation caused deadly crash near Centennial Airport that left engine lodged in home, NTSB rules

The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was flying

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Separated by the foster care system, a camp in the Colorado mountains is reuniting siblings

At Camp to Belong in Douglas County, foster kids get a week to repair sibling bonds while swimming and horseback riding

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

This is not Parkland: Douglas County, divided on guns but eager to prevent another school shooting, tries to find its voice

STEM students are searching for “one voice” on mental health, moms against gun violence are standing up 100-fold and a petition for metal detectors is now 20,000 strong