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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.

Commissioners Abe Laydon and George Teal sought the report that cost $17,000 to investigate Lora Thomas over San Luis water proposal

Politics and Government

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

Parker Water has proposed to pipe 20,000 acre-feet in excess river water from northeastern Colorado to serve more than 300,000 people in the south metro suburbs

Water

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law are now using it

In the 2 years since Colorado's red flag law passed, petitions for protection orders have been filed in 20 of the 37 counties that declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, often by the very sheriffs who had previously denounced the law.

Politics and Government

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

Commissioner Abe Laydon, the decisive vote on the issue, announced his position during a work session on Tuesday

Water

1 million Colorado buildings are threatened by wildfire. The risk is highest in suburban counties.

Modeling from group that tracks risk related to climate change reports that in the next 30 years, 19% more homes in Colorado will be threatened by wildfire, the largest increase in the U.S.

Wildfire

Opinion: Sending San Luis Valley water to Douglas County only postpones the inevitable

The better idea is for DougCo to work on water conservation and re-use

Opinion Columns

Former Douglas County Superintendent Corey Wise sues school district, alleging retaliation and discrimination

Breaking his silence, Wise's lawsuit alleges discrimination, retaliation and illegal firing

Education

PERA sues Tri-County Health, its departing counties seeking $50 million withdrawal fee

Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association says its members would be negatively impacted if Tri-County is allowed to leave without paying the withdrawal liability

Politics and Government

Conservative moms fed up with the past two years started organizing. Now they’re winning — and they don’t plan to stop. 

After two years of pandemic frustrations, new conservative groups are sprouting across Colorado as women lead the GOP ballot for statewide elections

Politics and Government

Douglas County, Lone Tree begin recording more public meetings after being pressed by Colorado Community Media

Douglas County commissioners began recording work sessions, and the City of Lone Tree now records its regular meetings

Politics and Government

Colorado’s pandemic housing-assistance program now open to non-pandemic applicants

The state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program still has more than $400 million available for renters who face financial hardship, including Marshall fire victims.

Housing

Zornio: Stop hurting kids with your political rage

Adults should ask themselves some honest questions: Are you truly setting a positive example for the next generation?

Opinion Columns

State probe of Douglas County clerk finds no threat to election system

“My office is satisfied that there is no current threat to the county’s election system,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said

Politics and Government

Littwin: All it took was hours of dysfunction for the DougCo school board to fire a superintendent 

Four new conservative members asserted themselves in dismissing Corey Wise. Now we can expect the culture wars to grow even hotter.

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: DougCo Board of Education fails to make the Wise choice

The conservative Douglas County school board majority put politics ahead of good education policy by firing Superintendent Corey Wise

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s top election official demands answers from third GOP county clerk on alleged election server copying

Douglas County Clerk Merlin Klotz is the third Republican county clerk under investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office after allegedly copying their election system hard drives

Politics and Government

Community rallies as roughly 1,500 Douglas County teachers call out sick following school board controversies

Protesters gather after allegations of open meeting law violations, equity debates

Education

Douglas County schools cancel classes Thursday ahead of teacher rally

District activities, sports and events will go on as planned unless respective coaches or directors notified families otherwise

Education

Conflict grows between Douglas County’s sheriff and his former second-in-command

Sheriff Tony Spurlock and former Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth’s feud involves a mishmash of investigations and accusations, including allegations of political scheming, domestic violence and deletion of personnel files. 

Crime and Courts

Colorado has finalized its congressional redistricting, but don’t forget about your powerful county commission

Some counties won’t redraw their commission-district lines until 2023, thanks to a deadline extension granted by Colorado lawmakers

Politics and Government
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