Elevated risk for grass and wildland fire returns to southeast Colorado Tuesday as winds increase and relative humidity drops.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) announced that the state is awarding $6.4 million in grant funding for wildfire mitigation efforts.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed Kelly E. Waidler to the Douglas County Court in the 18th Judicial District. This vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Susanna Meissner-Cutler. Waidler's appointment is effective May 8, 2021.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed Joseph R. Whitfield, Jr., in the 18th Judicial District.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings until sunset Tuesday in honor of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish.
Parrish, 29, died in the line of duty Sunday of injuries sustained while responding to an incident in Highlands Ranch.
Parrish has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for seven months. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, he worked for the Castle Rock Police Department.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The Douglas county sheriff's office is seeking tips to help solve a murder that occurred recently.
Shelby Weatherly, 24, was found dead off the side of Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock the morning of September 30.