County Government

Douglas County Commission nixes jail expansion plans in 3-0 vote

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday laid to rest a long-debated plan to expand the local jail. Commissioners passed a resolution in January to move forward with the roughly $30 million expansion of the Douglas County Jail, but they recently asked to reexamine the project because of ...

Douglas County Commission cancels meeting this week

The Douglas County Commission will not meet this week. Karrey Britt, a spokeswoman for the county, said the commissioners canceled their meeting for Wednesday because September is a five-week month. Normally, the commissioners meet each Wednesday evening, but they often cancel a meeting if ...

Douglas County treasurer to retire with about a year left in her term

Updated at 4:47 p.m. Thursday A longtime county leader will step down from her post at the end of the month. Douglas County Treasurer Paula Gilchrist, who was elected to a fourth term in 2016, has informed the County Clerk’s Office that she intends to retire on Monday. She has held the ...