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Three more businesses burglarized Tuesday morning in string of crimes
One day after seven Parker businesses were broken into in alleged smash-and-grab incidences, three more businesses reported smash-and-grab burglaries, according to Parker police.

Local business start-ups compete for winning prize money

Under the bright lights in the theater at the University of Colorado, South Denver campus in Lone Tree Oct. 14, three students from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch stepped into the …
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Douglas County School District bond measure tackles ‘huge needs’

Inside a classroom at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, the threadbare carpet is 25 years old — stained, worn and uneven in places. The handles of outdated wooden cabinets are broken or …

Seven Parker businesses burglarized Monday morning

Todd Hendreks, candidate for Parker Town Council

Jeff Toborg, candidate for Parker Town Council

Danielle Ozaluk, candidate for Parker Town Council

Parker residents weigh in on biggest local issues

Development, job creation and funding for education. Those were the three most common topics Parker residents brought up when asked by the Parker Chronicle what issues need to be addressed in the …

Student athlete spotlight: Dylan Smithwick is giving it all for those he loves

Dylan Smithwick is always thankful for the opportunity to play football — and whenever his number is called he usually takes advantage. That number, 30, is the same one of his football idol, Los …

My name is... Kimberlee Bell

About me I'm from California originally. I have three kids and I moved out to Colorado 18 years ago. I'm a musician, so I teach music and do special ed therapy and music therapy for autism, obsessive …

Officials with business edge vie for Colorado governor's seat

In the governor’s race, Coloradans have a choice between two candidates with business acumen who have each served in their current public offices for about a decade. Republican Walker Stapleton, …

Q&As with candidates for town council
13-year resident of Parker
Profession: Senior IT program manager
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Why are you seeking this office? First and foremost, I love living in Parker and believe that …
20-year resident of Parker
Profession: Real estate broker and construction management
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Why are you seeking this office? Parker needs a listening …
Three-year resident of Parker
Profession: Scientist
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Why are you seeking this office? I am deeply invested in the well-being of our …
14-year resident of Parker
Profession: IT data warehouse consultant
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Why are you seeking this office? As a 14-year resident, I have a track record of community …
11-year resident of Parker
Profession:  Auctioneer, appraiser, business owner, musician, author
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Why are you seeking this office? I am running for office …
19-year resident of Parker
Profession: Independent contractor
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Why are you seeking this office? My reasons for running for town council are …
Four-year resident of Parker
Profession: Business development
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Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking office this fall to continue to be involved …
46-year resident of Parker
Profession: Instructor for the National Fire Academy and South Metro Safety Foundation
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Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking this …
Four-year resident of Parker
Profession: Senior director, IBM Watson Health
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Why are you seeking this office? Not only do I love Parker, I have a passion for our …
18-year resident of Parker
Profession: Owner of To The Rescue
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Why are you seeking this office? Town council can …

A harvesting good time

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded in the south metro area this month with nearby communities hosting festivals to celebrate the season. Ali Loomis, of Centennial, brought her two sons to pick …


Album is change from yesterday’s news

In the movies that were churned out during Hollywood’s classic era in the 1930s, journalists mainly handled stress with a bottle of bourbon in their desks and an unending string of half-lit …


On Campus:

Chaparral Sophomore George Maldonado III was 11th in the boys race at the Continental League cross country championships held Oct. 10 with a time of 16:33.00. Junior Aspen Jeffers came in 13th in the …

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Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t …

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, …

New Medicare cards mailed to enrollees

In September, the Center for Medicare Services started mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare in Colorado, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer …
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