James Bell, JB to some, passed away earlier today. He was a life-long Douglas county resident and political activist. He spent his life working for freedom. James lent his knowledge and expertise to many people in and out of Douglas county on various projects over the years. When he wasn’t at some government office working for reform he was giving his time to charities like Habitat for Humanity. Everything James did, he did with integrity and a zeal that we can only hope will spread through our community like a wildfire. James will be missed.