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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Crews are fighting a new wildfire that started Friday in Douglas County. It is burning in Pike National Forest, near Devil’s Head, and the Forest Service is calling it the Rim Road Fire. (credit: CBS) “Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is on the scene of a wildland fire west of town in Rampart Range. If you see smoke in that area, you do not need to call 911 to report it, as crews are already on scene,” officials tweeted. A helicopter was making airdrops on the fire a little before 2 p.m. (credit: CBS) “Crews say the fire is approximately 1-2 acres in size. West Douglas and Castle Rock fire crews are all on scene,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash in Douglas County Friday afternoon involving three vehicles. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a crash at 2:16 p.m. on County Road 82, near East Lake Victoria Road Southeast. There, deputies learned a dump truck blew its tire causing it to cross over into the eastbound lane striking two vehicle – a Chevy truck and a Jeep. Officials say the drivers of the dump truck and the Chevy were uninjured, and the driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information is provided at this time.
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A familiar face in Douglas County is one track to become the Douglas County School District’s interim superintendent. Corey Wise was voted in unanimously by the school board on Thursday night. (credit: CBS) Wise has served in the district as a teacher and principal at Legend High School for 25 years. Wise’s position will likely become official in two weeks. Earlier this month, superintendent Thomas Tucker announced that he was resigning, citing family health issues. (credit: CBS) However, there is now an ongoing investigation into Tucker after a claim of workplace discrimination. Tucker announced his resignation during a special school board meeting Sept. 8. Tucker is on administrative leave until his resignation takes...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Crews are fighting a new wildfire that started Friday in Douglas County. It is burning in Pike National Forest, near Devil’s Head. (credit: CBS) “Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is on the scene of a wildland fire west of town in Rampart Range. If you see smoke in that area, you do not need to call 911 to report it, as crews are already on scene,” officials tweeted. A helicopter was making airdrops on the fire a little before 2 p.m. (credit: CBS) “Crews say the fire is approximately 1-2 acres in size. West Douglas and Castle Rock fire crews are all on scene, along with [the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office] and the county’s contracted...
    Attorneys representing the family of Dijon Kizzee on Tuesday presented the findings of an independent autopsy. Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department on August 31. Kizzee was fatally shot after deputies tried to stop him for riding his bicycle on the wrong said of the road, police said last week. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Captain Kent Wegener said Thursday that Kizzee fled from the officers who tried to cite him for a traffic violation, according to CBS Los Angeles. At one point, Kizzee dropped a pistol and, according to Wegener, he "bends over, reaches, picks up the gun and is shot while he stands with the gun in hand." Wegener...
    Governor Brian Kemp announced late last week that energy and sports beverage company BANG ENERGY will invest $145 million in opening its first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution facility in Lithia Springs, delivering 600 new jobs to Douglas County. “Bang Energy is yet another American success story of entrepreneurship and risk-taking,” said Governor Kemp. “The company’s decision to establish its very first Southeastern manufacturing and distribution facility in Lithia Springs is a testament to the state’s unmatched logistics network and highly skilled workforce. I’m confident the state’s pro-business environment will support Bang Energy’s growth as the company continues to create new jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians.” Headquartered in Weston, Florida, Bang...
    Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday that he does not plan to take back the $8.9 million in coronavirus relief that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to welcome President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in defiance of state pandemic directives. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Sisolak issued guidelines to cap public gatherings at 50 people or fewer. But thousands of the president’s mostly mask-less supporters flocked to the Minden-Tahoe Airport in rural northern Nevada for a rally on Sept. 12. In the days after the rally, Sisolak said he had not decided whether to enforce the terms of the contract. On Monday, he said he decided to not withdraw the funds because he didnt want...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said Monday that he does not plan to take back the $8.9 million in coronavirus relief that Nevada allocated to Douglas County, despite local officials agreeing to welcome President Donald Trump for a campaign rally in defiance of state pandemic directives. To prevent the spread of coronavirus, Sisolak issued guidelines to cap public gatherings at 50 people or fewer. But thousands of the president’s mostly mask-less supporters flocked to the Minden-Tahoe Airport in rural northern Nevada for a rally on Sept. 12. In the days after the rally, Sisolak said he had not decided whether to enforce the terms of the contract. On Monday, he said...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County School District is back to square one in their search for a superintendent. Earlier this month, superintendent Thomas Tucker announced that he was resigning, citing family health issues. (credit: CBS) However, there is now an ongoing investigation into Tucker after a claim of workplace discrimination. Tucker announced his resignation during a special school board meeting Sept. 8. Tucker is on administrative leave until his resignation takes effect, which will be on Sept. 30. On Saturday, the board voted Dr. Damon Brown to serve as interim superintendent, but on Sunday, he rescinded the offer saying that he doesn’t want to be considered. The Douglas County Board of Education said it plans to...
    On September 19, Governor Jared Polis extended his Safer at Home executive order for thirty days, but he also amended it in a major way — for bars, at least. Starting on September 21, counties that qualify as Safer Level 1 on the Colorado COVID-10 dial — including Douglas and Arapahoe counties in the metro area — will be able to move their last call to midnight, as long as they observe all the public-health guidelines currently in place for bars and restaurants. And counties that have reached the Protect Our Neighbors level — Rio Blanco, Mesa, Moffat and Gunnison in western Colorado, as well as Gilpin, home to the gaming communities of Central City and Black Hawk — "may opt...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A home in unincorporated Douglas County was destroyed by a fire Friday night. South Metro firefighters responded to the home on Windhaven Drive outside of Parker. https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/09/windhaven-fire-parker-1-smfd.mp4 Fire officials say the home was completely engulfed and started collapsing. Multiple agencies used resources to attack the fire from the air. https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/09/windhaven-fire-parker-2-smfd.mp4 No one was home at the time. The house fire sparked a grass fire nearby, but everything was brought under control hours later. https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2020/09/windhaven-fire-parker-3-smfd.mp4 It’s not clear what caused the fire.
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been approved for a former Omaha bar owner who shot and killed a protester during a confrontation outside his bar in May. Jake Gardner, 38, was charged Tuesday in the death of James Scurlock, 22, during a protest outside Gardner's bar during civil unrest in downtown Omaha. Gardner, who is white, was charged with manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, making terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He claimed he acted in self-defense when he shot Scurlock, a Black man. Douglas County District Judge James Gleason approved the warrant on Friday. Gardner is believed to have gone to California shortly after the May 30 shooting, The Omaha World-Herald reported....
    Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee thought he was helping victims of wildfires when he handed out apples to people in 3 Washington counties, but it turns out he was bringing apples that had tested positive for maggot larvae into a pest-free zone. It’s illegal to bring fruit that is under “apple quarantine” into a pest-free zone, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture. Bridgeport, Malden, and Omak, the towns where Inslee gifted the apples, all have an abundance of orchards that are pest-free zones, Fox News reported. The apples that he had given to a retirement home in Omak tested positive for maggot larvae, and officials in Douglas County are now trying to track down the rest of the apples...
    Washington state is known for its apples — but Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t appear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week. The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were later found to be infested with apple maggot larvae, according to reports. Thurston County, where Inslee lives, is an apple maggot quarantine area –meaning it was illegal for Inslee to bring homegrown apples from that area to a non-quarantine area like Douglas County, according to Q13 FOX in Seattle. The governor expressed his regrets in a statement. “Last week Trudi [Inslee’s wife] and I...
    Washington state is thought for its apples — however Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t seem to do the favored fruit any public-relations favors final week. The Democrat, in an effort to convey consolation to communities in Japanese Washington devastated by latest wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that had been later discovered to be infested with apple maggot larvae, in keeping with experiences. Thurston County, the place Inslee lives, is an apple maggot quarantine space –that means it was unlawful for Inslee to convey homegrown apples from that space to a non-quarantine space like Douglas County, in keeping with Q13 FOX in Seattle. The governor expressed his regrets in a press release. “Final...
    Washington state is known for its apples — but Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t appear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week. The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were later found to be infested with apple maggot larvae, according to reports. Thurston County, where Inslee lives, is an apple maggot quarantine area –meaning it was illegal for Inslee to bring homegrown apples from that area to a non-quarantine area like Douglas County, according to Q13 FOX in Seattle. The governor expressed his regrets in a statement. “Last week Trudi [Inslee’s wife] and I wanted...
    Washington state is known for its apples -- but Gov. Jay Inslee didn't apear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week. The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were later found to be infested with apple maggot larvae, according to reports. Thurston County, where Inslee lives, is an apple maggot quarantine area --meaning it was illegal for Inslee to bring homegrown apples from that area to a non-quarantine area like Douglas County, according to Q13 FOX in Seattle. The governor expressed his regrets in a statement. “Last week Trudi [Inslee's wife] and I wanted to express comfort for...
    (CBS4) – The Douglas County School Board has unanimously voted to return to in-person learning in their elementary schools. Their target date is Oct. 19. The students would be in school five days a week, full-time and a 100% learning model will still be offered. Tuesday night’s decision will be reviewed again on Oct. 6. The board is currently working on a date for the middle and high school students to return. Right now all students are all on a hybrid model of in-person and online learning. LINK: dcsdk12.org/roadtoreturn
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Officials with the Douglas County School District say outgoing Superintendent Thomas Tucker is now under investigation for discrimination in the workplace. Tucker announced his resignation during a special school board meeting Sept. 8. He said the reason was family matters and an ailing mother in Ohio. Thomas Tucker (credit: Douglas County) The district’s board told the Denver Post it received a complaint of workplace discrimination against Tucker from a district employee a week before his resignation announcement. Tucker is on administrative leave until his resignation takes effect, which will be on Sept. 30. Tucker had been with the district since 2018 after coming to Colorado from Cincinnati.
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Coloradans gathered in Douglas County on Saturday to show support for President Donald Trump and the upcoming election. They gathered at Quebec and C-4700 holding signs and waving American flags. (credit: CBS) Supporters say they held the rally in the suburbs of Douglas County to attract undecided, unaffiliated voters. “Love it. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone should be out here supporting our president and our country,” said Sue Forester. (credit: CBS) Some supporters wore a mask, some had their mask lowered and many others did not have a mask.
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans a rally at a small airport in rural northern Nevada Saturday night before two campaign events in Las Vegas Sunday amid controversy over the western swing state’s 50-person COVID-19 cap on public gatherings. The Trump campaign announced plans Friday for a 7 p.m. rally Saturday at Minden-Tahoe Airport in rural Douglas County 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Reno. Trump originally planned a 5,000-person event in a private hangar at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. But the airport authority warned Wednesday that would violate the gathering restriction. Douglas County spokeswoman Melissa Blosser told the Reno Gazette Journal Friday that adequate social distancing will be in place at the Minden event but “no one from...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– It is one of the gems of the Denver Mountain Parks system, but some of the natural beauty of Daniels Park in Douglas County has been defaced by racist graffiti. Now the focus is on the efforts to clean up the landscape. (credit: CBS) It’s where the bison roam, overlooking spectacular views of the Front Range. It’s a place where people make the trip to Douglas County for a change of scenery from urban life. David Rathbun is a regular park visitor, “We enjoy getting away from downtown Denver and to have it (vandalism) out here, that’s sad.” Not just spray paint, but vicious racial derogatory epithets and anti-Semitic slurs. (credit: CBS) Rudy Zupetz...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Douglas County Schools superintendent Thomas Tucker announced his resignation during a special school board meeting on Tuesday evening. His resignation will be effective Sept. 30. Thomas Tucker (credit: Douglas County) Tucker has been with the district since 2018 after coming to Colorado from Cincinnati. He cites difficulty with family in Ohio and an ailing mother. Tucker said at the meeting that he was not asked to resign. The board voted 7-0 to accept Tucker’s resignation. Several board members expressed sympathy and understanding of Tucker’s family issues.
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Kendrick Castillo died a hero, and now he’s under consideration to be featured in the National Garden of American Heroes. That’s because of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, who recently submitted Castillo’s name for the Trump Administration’s planned statue garden. Kendrick Castillo (credit: Charles Burroughs) Castillo was killed last year when he moved to try to stop two student shooters inside STEM School Highlands Ranch, where he was nearing the end of his senior year. A few other students also tried to stop the violence, and some were injured, but only Castillo lost his life. His classmates say that if it wasn’t for his actions, lots more students might have been hurt. “This young...
    HOLMES, N.Y. — A property at 2157 Route 292 in Holmes is listed at $750,000. Check out the details of this listing: Type: Property MLS ID: H6051146 2800 Square Feet 58.00 acres Built in 2001 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Half Bath Estimated Taxes: $12,688 School District: Pawling Copyright 2020 Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. See More Info About this Listing Douglas Elliman - Katonah Tel: 914-232-3700 83 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY 10536 Office Page Property Search Market Reports Ask Elliman Douglas Elliman See More Info About this Listing Daily Voice produced this article as part of a paid...
    PAWLING, N.Y. — A property at 84 W Deer Trail in Pawling is listed at $369,000. Check out the details of this listing: Type: Property MLS ID: H6055391 2112 Square Feet 0.34 acres Built in 2001 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Half Bath Estimated Taxes: $8,644 School District: Pawling Copyright 2020 Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. See More Info About this Listing Douglas Elliman - Katonah Tel: 914-232-3700 83 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY 10536 Office Page Property Search Market Reports Ask Elliman Douglas Elliman See More Info About this Listing Daily Voice produced this article as part of a...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A human skull and bones were found in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. A citizen found the skeletal remains on South Broadway, near Southpark Road. (credit: Douglas County Sheriff) The Douglas County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. Investigators are working to determine the cause and manner of death. Authorities would only say the bones had been there for some time. A photo shared by Liz Zorn showed a white canopy tent in the area and multiple law enforcement vehicles parks along the road. The sheriff’s office is conducting an active death investigation and did not provide any other information.
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County School District announced e-learning for elementary and middle school students will be moved back another week. The same postponement was announced for high school students last week. Families that signed up for the remote learning program will now start on Aug. 31. (credit: CBS) Officials say the decision came “due to many staff members not having timely access to our digital content.” Specifically, the district is using a program called Edgenuity in which teachers have login credentials for teaching. Some teachers do not have those credentials, yet. The district has hired more teachers in order to keep class sizes small. The district’s hybrid learning program is still scheduled to start Aug. 24....
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thirty-five confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Omaha-area schools in the early weeks of the school year, Douglas County health director Adi Pour said. Seventeen students and 18 school staff members have tested positive as of Tuesday night, Pour said Wednesday. Another 152 students, staff and faculty who had close contact with those who are ill were in quarantine, The Omaha World-Herald reported. Pour told the Douglas County Board of Health she was surprised more cases haven't been confirmed but attributed that in part to the Omaha Public Schools teaching only remote classes for the first quarter. Positive cases have been confirmed at the Millard, Gretna and Ralston school districts in recent days, she...
    A Westchester native who was a longtime police officer in Northern Fairfield County has died. He was 75. Retired Brookfield Police Department Sergeant Douglas Neil Vane, a native of Yonkers, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 13.  After serving as an MP in the U.S. Army, Vane worked as a police officer for 35 years, served as Chief of the Candlewood Lake Patrol and served an additional 5 years as a special officer, according to the Brookfield Police Department.  He was active in the police union and the Police Benevolence Association and served as a patrol supervisor and the department's firearms training officer.  Vane is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gita; his four sons, Thomas, Neil,...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has tightened the permissions for potential ignition sources in unincorporated areas of his county on Monday. Douglas County’s fire restrictions are now at Stage 2; open fires, open burning, and the use of fireworks are now banned. “Due to the extreme fire conditions our community has experienced over the last several days,” Spurlock stated in a news release Monday, “coupled with my ongoing communications with fire science experts and emergency management personnel, I have decided to move into a more restrictive fire ban. Douglas County has had several significant fires within the last week, many that have occurred very close to homes and businesses. This decision, while not an easy...
    Today, August 17, in-person orientation will start for students at Chaparral High School in Parker, a part of the Douglas County Public Schools system, and attendees and staffers should have plenty to discuss regarding safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A photo circulating on social media shows what appears to be well over 100 Chaparral seniors posing with a Class of 2021 banner, without any facial coverings or social distancing in sight. The shot could prove every bit as alarming to public health officials as was an image of a crowded and mask-free hallway at a Georgia high school that was forced to close temporarily after six students and three employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The photo was...
    While Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties have been partners in the Tri-County Health Department for over a half-century, the COVID-19 pandemic has unraveled the ties between the three counties. After Tri-County issued a mask mandate in early July, Douglas County gave a year's notice that it would be withdrawing from Tri-County, with the intention of forming its own health department. If it does, that move would throw the future of Tri-County, which currently serves over one-and-a-half-million people, into uncertainty. Here's what could result:Related Stories Tri-County Health Split Divides Douglas County Commissioner Candidates Douglas County Ties to Tri-County Health Have Been Fraying for Years Douglas County Divorcing Tri-County Health Over Mask Mandate A full break-up, with each county getting its own health...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Whitehall woman’s death has officially been ruled a homicide. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office officially ruled Elizabeth Wiesenfeld‘s death a homicide, but could not determine how she was killed. (Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County Police) Police found her dead in Plum back in April. A Plum Borough police officer found her remains in a garbage bag while on patrol in an area known for dumping and off-road vehicle use. Wiesenfeld disappeared nearly a year earlier. RELATED STORIES: Human Remains Found In Garbage Bag Identified, Police Say They Are That Of Elizabeth Wiesenfeld, Woman Missing From Whitehall For A Year Handyman Douglas Berry Charged With Criminal Homicide In Elizabeth Wiesenfeld’s Disappearance Police Find Missing Whitehall...
    A former Jane Doe found near a campground south of Denver in the summer of 1993 has been positively identified, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday, according to reports. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Rainbow Falls area of the Pike San Isabel National Forest on June 15, 1993, after Rebecca Ann “Becky” Redeker’s body was found in a makeshift campsite, according to KMGH-TV. “Being a deputy at the time this investigation was going on and now the sheriff it’s an honor to be able to say her name out loud to the public and to give her name some credibility and hopefully folks can assist us in the investigation,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a news conference. Her...
    The refusal by Douglas County Commissioner Kelly Robinson to comply with the settlement agreement he and his attorney negotiated with a constituent is costing taxpayers heftily, records show. Douglas County resident Brenda Bohanan retained legal counsel earlier this year after Robinson censored comments on his official social media accounts and blocked Bohanan from participating in dialogue with himself and other constituents. After Bohanan’s attorneys cited legal precedents and U.S. Supreme Court opinions on the free speech component of elected officials in public forums, Robinson agreed to settle the months-long dispute. But Robinson did not follow the terms of the agreement, despite consults with and negotiations by his own...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Some apartments in Douglas County were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to a brush fire. The fire broke out near the Castle Pines I-25 southbound off ramp just after 3 p.m. SMFR is responding to a Wildland interface fire near the Castle Pines I-25 Southbound off ramp. Apartment units are close by. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/LjD2s6dX6r — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 12, 2020 What caused the fire is being investigated. It is unclear how many units are being evacuated.
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– One structure burned in unincorporated Douglas County on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue battled several acres of brush burning between Chatfield Drive and the Back Country Subdivision. (credit: South Metro Fire Rescue) No one was injured in the fire burning off Hiddenbrook Court. One shed was burned and at one point the fire was threatening four homes and multiple outbuildings. Firefighters have gained control of the fire perimeter and forward progress has been stopped. Crews are continuing to put out spot fires on fence posts and vegetation. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/qLoupMrcjz — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 11, 2020 Fire crews quickly gained control of the fire perimeter while they...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Douglas County say one person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon. According to the sheriff’s office, emergency crews responded around 1:13 p.m. to the intersection of County Road 40 and County Road 8. There, officials say a driver traveling westbound on County Road 8 in a GMC Yukon entered the intersection and pulled out in front of a Dodge pickup. The vehicles collided and then rolled into the southwest ditch. According to the sheriff’s office, the pickup was towing a large enclosed trailer. Officials say the driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the pickup was transported to Alomere Hospital with non-life threatening injuries....
    MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada sheriff widely criticized for mishandling a conflict with the county library over the Black Lives Matter movement is encouraging all sides to peacefully express their views at a weekend demonstration planned outside his office. Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley came under fire last week after he posted a letter on his office’s website telling the library not to bother calling 911 for help after the library considered supporting the movement. Coverley later rescinded the threat, saying his department would continue to respond to all 911 calls. The (Gardnerville) Record-Courier reports county officials have mapped out free-speech zones at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center in Minden where protests are planned Saturday. “Our office...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One-third of the staff of the Douglas County Engineer's office is at home on quarantine after four people who work there tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials said Wednesday that 23 of the 70 people in the office are isolating themselves at home because they had contact with one of the four ill employees. “This is an unfortunate situation, but we are doing everything we feel is prudent,” said Dan Kutilek, engineering manager for Douglas County Engineer. “We are following all health guidelines and the advice of our human resources department.” Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Nebraska
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – South Metro firefighters say another electrocuted bird started a fire in Douglas County. Firefighters responded to the brush fire on Pine Drive Wednesday morning. Update – The fire is out and contained to approximately 1 acre. Investigators found an electrocuted Red-tailed Hawk tangled in power lines which sparked the fire. pic.twitter.com/H6Y1LHvavA — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 5, 2020 Officials say a Red-tailed hawk was tangled in power lines and was electrocuted. The fire didn’t threaten homes, and was contained to one acre. On Saturday, the same fire department responded to a brush fire near War Bonnet Trail in Douglas County. They say an electrocuted bird started the fire. No homes were burned in...
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More court hearings are being handled over video conference in Douglas County because of a coronavirus outbreak at the jail in Nebraska's most populous county. Inmates who test positive for the COVID-19 virus or have been near people with the virus aren't being transferred to the courthouse for routine hearings, officials say. “We’re not going to bring them over and spread it to the courthouse," Douglas County District Court Administrator Doug Johnson said. Thirteen correctional officers and six inmates recently tested positive, Corrections Director Mike Myers said. A total of 46 employees, 59 inmates and two contractors have tested positive at the jail, which houses nearly 1,200. Presiding Judge Horatio Wheelock said judges are doing as...
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – The American Red Cross of Colorado COVID-19 Strike Team was hard at work on Tuesday at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Volunteers delivered dozens of lunches to the hospital staff. (credit: @COWYRedCross) The Strike Team is a partnership between The Salvation Army and Douglas County. (credit: @COWYRedCross) The Red Cross is encouraging people to volunteer by visiting redcross.org/volunteertoday. Douglas County has a list of COVID-19 testing events on their website.    
    Douglas Bruce, father of Colorado's much loved/much loathed TABOR amendment, has a reputation for being perpetually furious. But these days he's happy about at least one thing: the belated filing of a lawsuit on his behalf against the City and County of Denver for seizing and selling two pieces of allegedly blighted property on which he held the first deed of trust — actions that, by his estimate, have cost him $7 million or more. Prior to the complaint being served last month, Bruce offered his prediction of Denver officials' reaction: "They're going to burn their shorts, so to speak." The document was a long time coming. We first wrote about Bruce's anger related to the two Denver properties —...
    A 6-year-old Nebraska boy who had been battling the coronavirus and previously received a triple organ transplant, has died, according to a report on Monday. Derryk Ramirez-Lopez had faced a series of medical ailments before he was set to begin the first grade this year in Omaha, according to the Omaha World-Herald. “Derryk’s family tells us a recent COVID-19 diagnosis presented more than he could continue to fight,” Jennifer Schlapia, the shool's principal, wrote to parents of his death last weekend. PENNSYLVANIA REPORTS NO NEW CORONAVIRUS DEATHS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH “The Ramirez-Lopez family is in our thoughts. We have talked with them to share our sympathy and support during this time,” Schlapia continued. “We know families at Jefferson Elementary form a tightly knit community, so...
    With just three months to go until the November election, an impending divorce between Douglas County and the Tri-County Health Department over a mask mandate has become a key issue in the campaigns for two open seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. The board currently consists of three Republications. Commissioner Abe Laydon's seat isn't up until 2022; Commissioner Roger Partridge is term-limited, and there are two challengers for that slot. Incumbent Lora Thomas also faces a challenger. “I think it’s foolhardy," Darien Wilson, the Highlands Ranch Democrat running to unseat Thomas, says of the board's decision to withdraw from the regional health department that Douglas County has belonged to for over a half-century. "I think it is very politically-motivated and...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) –  A brush fire caused some tense moments in Douglas County late Saturday afternoon. The flames burned about 4 to 5 acres north of Warbonnet Trail which is northeast of Parker. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before any homes were damaged. Update – Several acres burning north of War Bonnet Trl. Structure protection in place and firefighters are working on containment. No injuries reported and no structures damaged. @AuroraFireDpt is assisting. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/mRs3neJ36b — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 1, 2020 A few hours later South Metro Fire tweeted the cause was a bird electrocuted on a power pole. The bird then fell to the ground and stated the fire....
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – South Metro firefighters say a brush fire ignited in Douglas County on Saturday. Smoke can be seen from Parker. The fire is on War Bonnet Trail. Several acres have burned, but no structures are damaged. Update – Several acres burning north of War Bonnet Trl. Structure protection in place and firefighters are working on containment. No injuries reported and no structures damaged. @AuroraFireDpt is assisting. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/mRs3neJ36b — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 1, 2020 Aurora firefighters are also at the scene. South Metro says the fire is under control, and they are working to put out hot spots. It is not clear what caused the fire.
    By MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County’s health director said Friday that she won't issue an order requiring people in the county and Omaha to wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, despite a unanimous vote by the county's health board to do so. The rejection of the health board's mandate came after Gov. Pete Ricketts and the state attorney general's office contacted local authorities to insist that such a requirement would violate state law. Douglas County Health Director Adi Pour said Friday at a news conference that she thinks everyone should wear a mask, but that she decided not to issue an order requiring it because she found out doing so...
    Sheriff Dan Coverley. A Nevada library received a very petulant letter from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley after the library released a diversity statement that included the line: “We support #BlackLivesMatter.” Coverley wrote a letter on the Douglas County government website that argued there was no racism or bias in the law enforcement system. His statement ended with Coverley threatening the library, saying: “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the...
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education discussed the district’s plan for the upcoming fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic. They announced all students will start the school year with remote learning through Sept. 25. Orientation will be in-person for elementary, 6th and 9th grade students. The first day of school will move to Aug. 27. Families are also asked to share whether they are interested in Learning Pods. (credit: CBS) The district will reevaulate learning methods going forward and will make a decision by Sept. 11. Executive Director of the Tri-County Health Department, John Douglas, spoke during the board’s meeting on Wednesday. He noted a light uptick in hospitalizations, but no uptick in...
    (Courtesy Douglas County Sheriff Department) After the Douglas County Public Library in Nevada stated their support for Black Lives Matter, Sheriff Daniel J. Coverley issued a letter informing the library to no longer use 911 emergency services. READ MORE: Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists posing as Black Lives Matter activists The library issued its diversity statement, welcoming everyone to use its services. Released after a Board of Trustees special meeting, the DCPL statement reads, “The Douglas County Public Library denounces all acts of violence, racism, and disregard for human rights. We support #BlackLivesMatter.”  TORONTO, ON – JUNE 06: Artist Paul Glyn-Williams puts the finishing touches on a George Floyd mural on June 6, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. This...
    (CNN)A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.That message came from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley this week, a day before the county's public library system was set to discuss a proposed diversity statement that mentions they "support #BlackLivesMatter.""Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help," the sheriff wrote in a public letter to the library system Monday. "I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has...
    Douglas County Sheriff\s Department Sheriff Daniel Coverley Daniel Coverley is the sheriff of Douglas County, Nevada, who recently told the county’s library trustees not to bother calling 911 should an emergency arise, because trustees planned to issue a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In a public letter, Coverley said, “to support this movement is to support violence and to openly ask for it to happen in Douglas County.” Coverley then advised library trustees, “please do not feel the need to call 911 for help.” A library trustees meeting at which the statement of support was to be voted on has been postponed, according to the public library’s Facebook page. Here’s what you need to...
    A Nevada county sheriff told a local library not to bother calling 911 for help after it expressed support for Black Lives Matter, according to a report. In a statement of diversity and inclusion, the Douglas County public library denounced “all acts of violence, racism and disregard for human rights,” The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. “We support #BlackLivesMatter,” the statement, drafted by the county’s board of library trustees, continued. “We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality and injustice don’t belong in our society.” But the message prompted Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley to post a sharply worded open letter on the sheriff’s office website, the Gazette-Journal reported. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter...
    A Nevada county sheriff advised an area library to not hassle calling 911 for assist after it expressed assist for Black Lives Matter, in response to a report. In an announcement of range and inclusion, the Douglas County public library denounced “all acts of violence, racism and disrespect for human rights,” The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. “We assist #BlackLivesMatter,” the assertion, drafted by the county’s board of library trustees, continued. “We resolutely assert and consider that every one types of racism, hatred, inequality and injustice don’t belong in our society.” However the message prompted Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley to publish a sharply worded open letter on the sheriff’s workplace web site, the Gazette-Journal reported. “Resulting from your assist of...
    A Nevada county sheriff told a local library not to bother calling 911 for help after it expressed support for Black Lives Matter, according to a report. In a statement of diversity and inclusion, the Douglas County public library denounced “all acts of violence, racism and disregard for human rights,” The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. “We support #BlackLivesMatter,” the statement, drafted by the county’s board of library trustees, continued. “We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality and injustice don’t belong in our society.” But the message prompted Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley to post a sharply worded open letter on the sheriff’s office website, the Gazette-Journal reported. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and...
    On Monday, Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley of Nevada advised the county library to “please .. not feel the need to call 911 for help,” given their apparent forthcoming support for the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, which explicitly calls for the defunding of police nationally. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,” Coverley wrote in a letter addressed to the Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees. “I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past.”...
    The Douglas County Public Library in Nevada wanted to step up and support the local Black Lives Matter movement — but the county sheriff responded by saying officers would not respond to 911 calls to the facility in the event of dangerous protests and rioting. What are the details?According to the Washington Post, Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley threatened to stop responding to any 911 calls to the library after the facility drafted a public statement in support of the local Black Lives Matter movement. In a newly released diversity statement, the library said, "We support #BlackLivesMatter." Another portion of the statement added, "We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality, and injustice don't...
    A rural Nevada sheriff warned the county library not to bother calling 911 to report acts of lewdness or other incidents should the board issue a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “To support this movement is to support violence and to openly ask for it to happen in Douglas County,” Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley wrote in an open letter addressed to the Douglas County Public Library Board of Trustees on Monday. “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior...
    The sheriff of Nevada’s Douglas County issued a public letter telling the county’s libraries they shouldn’t call 911 for help if they support the Black Lives Matter movement. The open letter Monday from Sheriff Daniel J. Coverley was a response to an upcoming meeting at which the library board planned to consider publishing a statement in support of diversity and inclusion. That meeting has since been canceled. In his letter to the librarians, Coverley said: “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help. I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior.” Library Director...
    RENO, Nevada (AP) — A Nevada sheriff posted a letter on his office's website telling his county's library to not bother calling 911 for help anymore after the library considered supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley posted the letter after the Douglas County Public Library considered publishing a statement in support of diversity and inclusion. A public meeting to consider the statement was later canceled, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. “We support #BlackLivesMatter," a part of the statement said. "We resolutely assert and believe that all forms of racism, hatred, inequality and injustice don’t belong in our society.” Coverley wrote in response, “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support...
    (CNN)Douglas could become only the third hurricane in modern history to make landfall in Hawaii. There have been a handful of tropical storm landfalls on the islands, but hurricane-strength storms have been very rare. The two occasions since 1900 when a hurricane has made landfall were Hurricane Iniki, in 1992, and Hurricane Dot, in 1959. Iniki was a strong Category 4 storm at landfall and Hurricane Dot a Category 1."It is fairly common for hurricanes to track towards Hawaii, but they usually dissipate or at least weaken considerably before impacting the islands," said Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University. "For example, both Lane and Olivia impacted Hawaii in 2018. Also, in 2016, both Lester and Madeline threatened...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County School District met on Saturday for a special meeting to discuss how to best start the new school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The school board voted to recommend a hybrid learning environment this fall. The first week will have 20% of students in the building the first week of Aug. 17. It will then transition to two days of in-person learning. (credit: CBS) The district previously decided to delay the school year, making the first day of school Aug. 17. “It is not the principals decision, and when you are angry because this is not what you had envisioned for your child’s back to school, do not treat these extraordinary people the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A group of 40 firefighters will be headed to Hawaii as Hurricane Douglas takes aim. The members of the California Task Force 2 from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were activated by the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Though it remains unclear when the group will be deployed, they planned to bring more than 60,000 pounds of equipment, two K9 units, and highly trained search and rescue and water rescue crew members to help with possible search efforts. “To be able to serve not only our community here locally in Los Angeles County but also the state and also the nation as a whole, which is very enriching,” said Batt. Chief Robert Harris of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A task force from the Los Angeles County Fire Department is preparing to deploy to help respond to Hurricane Douglas in the Hawaiian Islands. Douglas is still more than 1,000 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, but is intensifying as it moves west-northwest toward the islands. The storm is expected to be at or near hurricane intensity as it approaches the islands on Sunday. **PRESS CONFERENCE** CA-TF2 deployment to Hawaiian Islands. Specilized members of LACoFD’s California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), Urban Search and Rescue, 40-Member water rescue team is preparing for deployment to assist w/ the response to #HurricaneDouglas in the Hawaiian Islands. pic.twitter.com/a8mefpkjQA — L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) July 24, 2020 Specialized members...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people are in the custody of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office after an early morning chase that ended in Lakewood. The two had burglarized a garage in Littleton and had broken into several cars. The spree started just before 3:00 a.m. when someone called Douglas County deputies to report two people walking down Dawn Drive the Roxborough subdivision in in Littleton trying to break into parked cars. Deputies set up a perimeter and saw a black Ford Raptor truck speeding off with no headlights on. (credit: CBS) Deputies set up stop sticks to stop the truck, and while the stop sticks were successful, the truck did not stop. Deputies pursued the truck, which was...
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Teachers rallied outside the Douglas County School District main office on Wednesday to call for clear decisions on returning to school in August. The teachers union says they want a plan that outlines more safety precautions for students and staff including masks, remote learning and testing access. (credit: CBS) “Our teachers and staff are just anxious to get back and get into the classroom with the kids, but we want to do it safely,” said Kallie Leyba, the president of Douglas County Federation. The Federation is the union for teachers in the Douglas County School District. Union members made signs and lined up along the block where the district office is located. Wearing masks and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Douglas County say two people are hospitalized after a crash involving a motorcycle. According to the sheriff’s office, emergency crews responded around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to County Road 4 SW. Officials say two motorcycles were traveling east on County Road 4 SW when they encountered a deer in the roadway. One of the motorcycle drivers was able to avoid collision and stop, while the other driver lost control and was ejected along with a passenger. Authorities say the driver was transported to Alomere Hospital in Alexandria. The female passenger was airlifted from the scene by Life Link III. Their conditions are unknown at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for three male suspects in connection to a burglary on Saturday morning. The investigation prompted a shelter in place for residents near Wildcat Ridge and Cheeta Winds. Deputies say they have two suspects in custody. Deputies originally responded to MacAurther Ranch Road and Quebec in Highlands Ranch. Further details about the investigation have not been released. Those with more information are asked to call 303-660-7500.
    CARLOS, Minn. (AP) — The bicyclist struck and killed by an SUV in Douglas County was 14 years old, sheriff’s officials said. Blake Lee Nohre, of Miltona, died and a second 14-year-old boy, Nick Allen Lambertson, of Alexandria, was injured when they were struck by the SUV on county Road 9 near Carlos about 10 p.m. Tuesday. A third 14-year-old boy biking with the two was not struck or injured. Nohre was pronounced dead at the scene. Lambertson was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center, authorities said. His condition was not released. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the 24-year-old driver from Parkers Prairie remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the sheriff’s office said. The cause of...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County Commissioners were firm during a town hall Wednesday night, they will not mandate citizens to wear a mask and beyond that, it wants its own voice at the table. “These are just part of the growing pains that happen. Douglas County is not a toddler anymore. We’re an adult, and it’s time that we were able to provide our own services,” said Commissioner Lora Thomas. (credit: CBS) While talks of separation aren’t new, the decision came following the mask mandate by the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) on July 8. According to Dr. John Douglas, the executive director of the TCHD, voluntary compliance in DougCo is nearly 80%, a number derived from questionnaires and...
    CARLOS, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — The driver of an SUV crashed into two bicyclists in Douglas County, killing one of them and injuring the other, according to sheriff’s officials. The two riders and a third bicyclist were southbound on county Road 9 near Carlos about 10 p.m. Tuesday when the crash occurred. One bicyclist, identified as 14-year-old Blake Lee Nohre, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second bicyclist was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center, authorities said. The third bicyclist was not injured. The SUV driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved....
    CARLOS, Minn. (AP) — The driver of an SUV crashed into two bicyclists in Douglas County, killing one of them and injuring the other, according to sheriff's officials. The two riders and a third bicyclist were southbound on county Road 9 near Carlos about 10 p.m. Tuesday when the crash occurred. One bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The second bicyclist was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center, authorities said. The third bicyclist was not injured. The SUV driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the sheriff's office said in a statement. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten...
    CARLOS, Minn. (AP) — The driver of an SUV crashed into two bicyclists in Douglas County, killing one of them and injuring the other, according to sheriff’s officials. The two riders and a third bicyclist were southbound on county Road 9 near Carlos about 10 p.m. Tuesday when the crash occurred. One bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The second bicyclist was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center, authorities said. The third bicyclist was not injured. The SUV driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
    When the Tri-County Health Department announced that it would mandate masks across Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties starting July 24, Douglas County had had enough: On July 10, its attorney told Tri-County that Douglas County intended to withdraw from the department after more than fifty years, giving the required one-year's notice. While the move caught many by surprise, Douglas County's ties to Tri-County Health Department had been unraveling for decades. The impending divorce for irreconcilable differences will mark the end of a relationship that goes back to the 1960s. When the South Platte River Flood devastated parts of sparsely-populated Douglas County in June 1965, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners decided to join the large health department that covered adjacent...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Douglas County School District says the first day of in-person learning will be delayed until Aug. 17. The board says staff will be able to train and prepare for a healthy environment for students. They will also use the extra time to gather more feedback from the community, as well as answer questions. (credit: CBS) Kindergarten students, however, will start with half days Aug. 17-Aug. 19 in order for teachers to best transition students to full day. Teachers will have a planning day on Aug. 20, and the first full day of kindergarten will be Aug. 21. “A DCSD eLearning option will also be offered at each of our schools as an alternative to...
    A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Douglas County Commissioner who breached a settlement agreement he and his attorney entered into back in back of this year. Douglas County Commissioner Kelly Robinson is being sued by Douglas County resident Brenda Bohanan over First Amendment violations, ones that were supposedly resolved in May before Robinson and his attorney, former Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, backtracked on the terms of the very agreement they drafted and negotiated.  In February of this year, Robinson blocked Bohanan on two Facebook accounts on which he conducted official business, prompting Bohanan to send a letter to Robinson, copying Douglas County Attorney Ken Bernard, requesting that Robinson unblock her on the basis of a number of...
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager is leading the charge to reverse Douglas County’s decision to leave Tri-County Health Department. “Our public health is being just is just becoming more of a political game now in our community. It’s a shame,” said Ethan Reed a rising Senior at Legend High School in Parker. (credit: CBS) Reed started a change.org petition to try and voice to county commissioners that people want the county to change course. Last week, the Douglas County said it would leave Tri-County Health Department after the Board of Health voted to require face coverings while allowing municipalities to opt-out. “That’s unsafe. That’s putting our community at risk for seeing a surge and potentially closing again which we...
    PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager is leading the charge to reverse Douglas County’s decision to leave Tri-County Health Department. “Our public health is being just is just becoming more of a political game now in our community. It’s a shame,” said Ethan Reed a rising Senior at Legend High School in Parker. (credit: CBS) Reed started a change.org petition to try and voice to county commissioners that people want the county to change course. Last week, the Douglas County said it would leave Tri-County Health Department after the Board of Health voted to require face coverings while allowing municipalities to opt-out. “That’s unsafe. That’s putting our community at risk for seeing a surge and potentially closing again which we...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Two prominent Douglas County Republicans are speaking out after the county’s Republican party posted a comic strip showing a character labeled “Polis” using a mask and a billy club to to restrict a character labeled “Colorado.” This was put out by the @dougcogop on their facebook page, but already prominent Dougco Republicans including @LoraThomasCO and @SheriffSpurlock are reacting calling it disgusting. Spurlock says person responsible should resign immediately. Thomas calls it reprehensible. pic.twitter.com/e5i4LMjFoN — Brian Maass (@Briancbs4) July 13, 2020 “We can’t breathe,” the caption reads. CBS4 investigator Brian Maass said the Douglas County Republican Party posted the cartoon on their Facebook page. Maass said Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas called it reprehensible and...
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Douglas County is withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department — and will opt out of the mandatory mask order the health department is planning issue. Douglas County officials announced the decision Thursday evening. (credit: CBS) “My fellow commissioners and I have directed staff to leave and develop a public health dept to meet the needs of our residents,” County Commissioner Lora Thomas tweeted. Now, Douglas County is working to implement a new public health department within a year. “Regarding the mask mandate opt-out, our remarkably favorable public health data, paired with the community’s current 75% mask-wearing voluntary compliance observed by TCHD, and based on Dr. Douglas’ recommendation that a mask mandate was not necessary for...
    With the Tri-County Health Department set to enact a mask mandate for Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties, the three elected commissioners in Douglas County are ready to divorce the department. “Effective immediately, our Board directed staff to begin the work of creating a separate public health department that will appropriately meet the needs of Douglas County,” County Commissioner Roger Partridge said in a July 9 statement announcing the county's intent to withdraw from the health department it's worked with for over fifty years. The commissioners' decision came a day after Tri-County's Board of Health voted five to four in favor of enacting a mask requirement for anyone inside retail outlets like grocery stories and also outside when social distancing of...
    DOUGALS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Douglas County is withdrawing from the Tri-County Health Department — and will opt out of the mandatory mask order the health department is planning issue. Douglas County officials announced the decision Thursday evening. “The Board of County Commissioners today directed the County Attorney to issue a formal statement to [the Tri-County Health Department], activating the opt-out clause in the agency’s forthcoming mask mandate order, as well as written notice of intent to withdraw from TCDH,” officials tweeted. The Board of County Commissioners today directed the County Attorney to issue a formal statement to @TCHDHealth, activating the opt-out clause in the agency’s forthcoming mask mandate order, as well as written notice of intent to withdraw from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Douglas County say a man is injured after a crash involving a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded around 3:15 p.m. to a report of an accident on County Road 82 SE. Upon arrival, emergency crews found the rider, a 32-year-old Alexandria man, with significant but non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to Alomere Hospital and later to another hospital for additional treatment. Authorities say further investigation revealed that a car had stopped to make a left-hand turn and the rider was unable to stop in time, causing him to clip the rear corner of a passenger car. According to the sheriff’s office, the driver was not wearing a helmet at...
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Health officials who oversee a large swath of suburban Denver decided Wednesday to impose a mask-wearing requirement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but jurisdictions will be allowed to opt out of the order. The Tri-County Health Department's Board of Health voted 5-4 on the mask order, which will apply to Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties, the Aurora Sentinel reported. “Everybody should be wearing a mask across the Tri-County area,” said Adams County representative Julie Mullica, an infectious disease expert who voted for the order. Wednesday's vote directs Dr. John Douglas, Tri-County Health's executive director, to set out details of the order, including where masks are and are not required. But the ultimate decision will...
    The Tri-County Health Department, which has jurisdiction over Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, will soon enact a mask requirement for the area. Facial coverings will be required both indoors at local businesses and other establishments, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Municipalities within the area and even counties can opt out of the requirement, hwoever. Right now, Tri-County staff and legal counsel are "working out the details," according to Gary Sky, a spokesperson for the department.Related Stories COVID-19: How Pepsi Center Testing Went From Breeze to Marathon COVID-19 Restrictions in Colorado: Polis Pushes Back on Study Foreign Higher-Ed Students in Limbo Over New ICE Guidelines To date, Arapahoe County has tallied 5,421 cases of COVID-19, while...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Our hot weather and dry conditions are creating extreme fire danger for much of Colorado. Many areas have implemented open burning bans like Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas counties. (credit: CBS) Those restrictions include some popular spots for recreating. No wood burning is allowed at Cherry Creek State Park, but gas and charcoal grills are permitted. Some fires are permitted on the Jefferson County side of Chatfield State Park. On the Douglas County side, east of the South Platte River, no wood or charcoal fires are allowed at all.
    This undated photo provided by the Shawnee County Department of Corrections shows Austin Bryce Langley. Langley, has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Langley, was charged Tuesday, July 7, 2020, with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and the criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in the July 2 attack in Topeka, Kan. (Shawnee County Department of Corrections via AP)This undated photo provided by the Shawnee County Department of Corrections shows Austin Bryce Langley. Langley, has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may...
    Nevada Fireplace Data/Douglas County Numbers Fireplace The Numbers Fireplace is rising in Nevada, prompting evacuations. The newest updates put the fireplace at 10,000 acres in dimension. Firefighters are attempting to extend containment on the fireplace earlier than winds decide up once more. Right here’s a take a look at the newest updates and how one can keep knowledgeable, together with detailed interactive maps and evacuation information.Numbers Fireplace Interactive MapsUp to now, a number of buildings and a house have been destroyed from the fireplace that’s now greater than 10,000 acres in dimension and 0% contained as of Tuesday afternoon. My Information four reported that the fireplace had grown on Tuesday from 7,500...
    Inciweb Nevada Fires Near Me Nevada is facing a number of fires today, including the Numbers Fire that has grown to 10,000 acres in size. Here are details about Nevada fires along with interactive maps to follow for updates. Fire information is always changing, so check with your local news or government for new information about evacuations and changes.Interactive Map of Fires in NevadaHere’s a map of fires in Nevada provided by Nevada Bureau of Land Management. You can see the full map here. You may need to click “I Understand” and then “OK” before you can see the map. Next is a list of the major fires in Nevada right now. The fires below are listed...
    Nevada Fire Info/Douglas County Numbers Fire The Numbers Fire is growing in Nevada, prompting evacuations. Firefighters are trying to increase containment on the fire before winds pick up again. Here’s a look at the latest updates and how you can stay informed, including detailed interactive maps and evacuation news.Numbers Fire Interactive MapsSo far, several structures and a home have been destroyed from the fire that’s now more than 7,500 acres in size and 0% contained as of Tuesday afternoon. Here’s a map of the fire provided by Douglas County, Nevada. You can see the full map here. You may need to click “I Understand” and then “OK” before you can see the map. Another interactive map is...
    GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada highway remained closed Tuesday in both directions south of Gardnerville in Douglas County because of a wildfire that has burned a reported eight square miles (20 square kilometers). The closure of U.S. 395 was at the junction with State Route 208. One home and several other buildings were reported destroyed since the fire was reported Monday. No cause was reported. Douglas County officials recommended that residents evacuate several areas, include Pine View Estates and Bodie Flat. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Nevada
    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — South Metro Fire Rescue crews are fighting a fire at a construction site at Riverscape Court and Channel Drive in unincorporated Douglas County. South Metro says four separate wood frame buildings are fully engulfed and the flames have spread to a fifth — the some brush to the south, along the Highline Canal. Update – 2nd Alarm – 4 separate 3-story woodframe buildings fully engulfed with extension to a 5th. There is also fire spread to brush south of the incident. 2 civilians with possible burn injures. Updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/wWa9unq1xZ — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) July 6, 2020 South Metro said there are two civilians who may have been burned. “Firefighters are...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Douglas County Sheriff’s Office asked the public’s help Friday night in locating 49-year-old Brent Latuff. Latuff called the sheriff’s office Saturday morning after he learned he was a missing person. He reported he’s fine and was with a friend. Latuff’s Family has been notified.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 49-year-old man. Brent Latuff was last seen leaving a family cabin on County Road 11 northeast in Douglas County on Sunday. Officials say family and friends have been unable to contact Latuff since and there has not been any activity on his cellphone. Credit: Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Latuff was driving a grayish/brown sand-colored 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup with Minnesota license plate #698VZE. According to the sheriff’s office, Latuff was pulling a silver/gray trailer with a greenish-brown canoe on top. If you have any information regarding Latuff’s whereabouts please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 762-8151.