Posted inClimate, News, Politics and Government

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 […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, Growth, Housing, News, Water

Douglas County needs to find new water sources as its population grows by 25 people every day

On an average day, 25 people move to Douglas County. Each one needs to drink, shower, water their lawn and wash their dishes. The full impact of that growth is difficult to see, but it’s easy to understand: More people need more water. And in a county where thousands of homes rely on a limited […]

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

Douglas County and Lone Tree residents who can’t attend certain public government meetings in person will now be able to listen to them at any time after both entities expanded their public-access policies following questions about their practices from Colorado Community Media. Douglas County commissioners began recording work sessions, and the City of Lone Tree […]

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

The deadly crash of a small propeller plane last year near Centennial Airport, which left the aircraft’s engine lodged in the side of a Lone Tree home, was caused by the pilot’s disorientation in difficult weather conditions.  The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was […]