Long-awaited Douglas County Emergency Vehicle Operations Center breaks ground

Not even a morning snowstorm could prevent the long-awaited celebratory ground breaking of the Douglas County Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC), Phase One, off Highway 85 and Moore Road, north of Castle Rock. With shovels in hand and a $3.3 million donation from RE/MAX International Founders Dave and Gail Liniger, law enforcement agencies and others… Read On

Douglas County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Enacted

By order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place.  Ordinance No. O-012-004 restricts open fires, open burning and the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Douglas County. General Guidance on Stage 1 Restrictions follows below: Prohibited Activities: Open burning of any kind. Use of Fireworks Allowable Activities: Fires… Read On

Final Update fire on South Lake Gulch Road

Final update: Fire is in mop-up and contained. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is managing the road closure while emergency crews remain in the area to work. The road closure will be in place for at least the next hour (until approximately 5 p.m.). Road Closure: Lake Gulch Road @ Ridge Road to Lake Gulch Road… Read On

Open-field fire on South Lake Gulch Road

2/6/17 – 2:32 p.m. Additional fire crews are on scene totaling 22 units with 68 personnel from Castle Rock, Franktown, Larkspur, South Metro, Jackson 105, and Douglas County OEM. The brush fire is now estimated to be more than 70 acres. Lake Gulch road is closed. The cause of the fire is believed to be… Read On