Douglas County Health Board approves opt-out of masking mandates
Douglas County Health Board President Doug Benevento said during the Oct. 8 special board of health meeting that he would not hand down any masking mandates for children without what he called “clear and convincing evidence of the benefits of masking"
Douglas County will continue receiving public health services from Tri-County through at least 2022
The county will still have its own board of health in charge of things like local public health orders, but the residents will receive services “as though the county were still a member of TCHD"
Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit
Tri-County is the local public health agency that serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Arapahoe has been a part of the agency since its founding in 1948.
Douglas County’s next step for its new health department is to find a qualified director
Colorado statute lays out clear requirements for the role, including past experience in public health
Colorado parents are trying to get around school mask mandates with dubious doctor’s notes
Pediatricians across the state are being bombarded with requests for doctor’s notes as parents try to get their kids exempt from wearing a mask at school despite few medical-based reasons to do so.
Douglas County commissioners vote to create their own health department, appointing themselves to the board
Tuesday's move is the latest chapter in a rift between the county and the Tri-County Health Department that has grown steadily wider since the pandemic
Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split
Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition
Douglas County officially votes to form its own public health department
Action follows Tri-County Health Department's move to bar counties from opting out of school mask rules
For the 3rd time this year, Douglas County loses a member of Tri-County Health board
Douglas County no longer has any of the Tri-County board members it had before the COVID-19 pandemic
Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health Department’s school mask rules
As of publishing time, it was not known when the county would send its objection to Tri-County or if the county was considering filing a legal complaint against the agency
Douglas County schools sticks with student mask mandate despite commissioners’ opt out
The opt-out vote left it up to the school district to decide whether to move forward with its new mark rule
Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask order
“By opting out of this public health order, we will be securing the blessings of liberty,” Commissioner George Teal said during the meeting.
What exactly is the Front Range Trail? You may already be riding on it.
Every year, Colorado’s indefatigable trail builders chip away at complex new sections of a connector they imagine stretching from Wyoming to New Mexico. Next up: Castle Rock and the Cache la Poudre.
Douglas County proceeds with its pursuit of a new health department after pandemic battles with Tri-County
The county started considering forming a new public health department several months into the COVID-19 pandemic
Douglas County School District’s equity policy keeps drawing parent blowback
A handful of parents even say they are pulling children out of Douglas County School District
Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing
Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.
Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy
The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado
“5-star” exemption program pioneered in Mesa County opens to other Colorado counties under red-level restrictions
Data from Mesa County’s pilot will determine if variances can be extended elsewhere. It will take a decline in hospitalizations and positivity rates.
Colorado’s I-25 project on “The Gap” combined data, thousands of photos and engineering to minimize roadkill
On vast, contiguous public and private land, abundant wildlife has been meticulously preserved. But growing safety hazards couldn’t be ignored.
More Colorado counties want entrance into Mesa County’s coronavirus “pre-check” program for restaurants
More than 600 Mesa County businesses have applied for variances to COVID-19 restrictions under a program OK’d by the state. Now Larimer and Douglas counties want the same 5-star treatment.