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A bloody good time for Bonfils

Hundreds of people running for their lives from packs of bloodthirsty vampires may sound like a nightmare, but for Lauren Jones, organizer of the 2017 Vampire 5K at Flat Acre Farms in Parker on Sept. 30, it's a dream come true. Jones and her …
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The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted …
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    • Child pornography suspect arrested in Parker

      On Sept. 15, Douglas County Sheriff's detectives and Parker Police Department officers apprehended a fugitive from West Virginia wanted since 2010 on child pornography charges, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The suspect, …

    • School district's pay-for-performance suspended for one year

      The seven members of the Douglas County School Board approved suspending the differentiated pay structure for licensed teachers and administrators for one year at the Sept. 19 board meeting. Suspending the pay-for-performance structure for the …

    • Local girl becomes international superhero

      According to her mother, Sydney Kennett tried every sport before settling on one most people have never heard of: indoor skydiving, or “bodyflying.” The sport is more popular internationally than in the United States, and organizers hope to …

    • Dog dies after attack at Barker Days

      An annual celebration of dogs and their owners took a sad turn this year when one dog attacked and fatally injured a smaller dog at the Barker Days event at O'Brien Park in Parker on Sept. 9. The attack occurred at approximately 10 a.m. near the …

    • Relay for Life strolls for survivors

      When Judy Kjar learned she had cancer, she wasn't afraid of dying, she just wanted to know how long it would be before she was rid of it. “I thought: 'How long am I going to have to live with this?'” the Parker resident said. After losing …