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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Code change to play part in drug fight

As news of opioid and heroin addiction spreads throughout the United States, local officials are being forced to respond to the threat it poses to Parker and surrounding areas. “This opioid epidemic is not targeting the inner city of Chicago …
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    • Armed men rob Canterberry woman

      Two suspects are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in the Canterberry neighborhood of Parker just after midnight on Feb. 23. At about 12:30 a.m., the Parker Police Department received …

    • ‘You’re a better person ... around Grant’

      While most high schoolers are sleeping in on weekends, Grant Mueller is lending a hand. The 18-year-old Parker resident and senior at Regis Jesuit High School stays busy enough with the school’s jazz band and track team, but what free time he …

    • Douglas County School Board votes to increase pay for new teachers

      In an attempt to stay competitive with other school districts for new hires, the Douglas County Board of Education voted to raise the starting pay for teachers.

    • Staying inside the circle

      It’s a sunny Saturday morning in February. Inside the Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church community room, Julian Maestas sits on a couch and draws an invisible circle on the polished surface of a coffee table with his finger. He says it …

    • Douglas County sheriff issues fire restrictions

      Amid dry conditions this winter, Sheriff Tony Spurlock has declared a Stage 1 fire ban for the unincorporated areas of Douglas County — including Highlands Ranch — prohibiting open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. A violation of …