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Compark land owners file petition for annexation into Parker

Four land owners in the Compark industrial area have filed petitions for annexation into the Town of Parker. Abmar Grasslands, Charter Communications, Woodspear Prairie Trail and M&P Enterprises … more

End of an era: Toys R Us is going the way of stickball

For decades, children ran down the sprawling aisles of Toys R Us in awe of the Barbies, the bikes and other toys laid out in front of them. Parents lined up for the latest Christmas fad, even if it … more

Amazon Books coming to Park Meadows

Park Meadows mall will be home to Amazon Books sometime in the future, according to a statement issued by Amazon Books public relations manager Alexandra Woodworth. “We are excited to be bringing … more

P3 seeks input for empty lots on Mainstreet

Partnering for Parker's Progress, called P3, wants to know what Parker residents would like to see developed on four empty lots on the eastern end of Mainstreet. Prior plans presented to the town … more

No easy fixes on horizon for Denver metro area housing crunch

Even record levels of construction won’t fix the fact that demand will outpace supply in the Denver-area housing market for the foreseeable future, according to a new study that explores the … more

In Their Business

Eyeglass store opens in Arapahoe County America's Best Contacts and Eyeglasses has expanded with a new location near Centennial and Lone Tree. The store carries designer eyeglass frames, contact … more

Community medical facility at risk of closing

Tucked away in a strip mall off Cottonwood Drive and Parker Road, Pine Tree Health Center is unknown to many people in Parker. The little clinic is run by the nonprofit Metro Community Provider … more

Mix-up with keepsake watch leads to painful loss

A routine trip to a watch-service shop turned into a heart-rending ordeal when an employee handed Kathy Melchior a watch. Problem is, it wasn't her watch — and by the time they had realized the … more

Castle Rock business brings back ‘sounds of life’

Until recently, John Laitinen didn’t like Christmas. The Castle Rock man suffers from hearing loss, possibly because of his six years as a U.S. Army engineer or his later career working on race … more

Economic forecast: Fair to partly cloudy

Colorado's roaring economy, though still a national leader, may be beginning to calm somewhat, while pressures in the state — such as stagnant wages and skyrocketing housing prices — as well as … more

Colorado aerospace companies flying high

Colorado’s economy may be more associated with beer and marijuana than space, but the state’s robust aerospace industry is flying high. Leaps in technology and beefed-up defense spending have … more

Parker rebrands urban renewal authority

Parker's urban renewal authority, Parker Authority for Reinvestment, is getting a new name, and officials hope with it will come with a renewed sense of commitment to the community. Partnering for … more

Forming healthy financial habits at Young Americans Center

Every great financial empire had to start with just a few dollars going into a bank account somewhere. Which means 14-year-old Katelyn Osborne, who lives in Denver, is ahead of the curve when it … more

Gadget would ease phone use for outdoor enthusiasts

When he is cruising through the Backcountry Wilderness Area on his mountain bike, Anthony Dobaj prefers to listen to music. But in the past, he found it difficult to pull his iPhone out of his pocket … more

Parker trash-facility lawsuit brings mixed feelings

The recent decision by the Town of Parker to file a lawsuit against Douglas County in an effort to stop a proposed recycling/trash-transfer facility from being built on county land bordering the … more

Before careers can soar, pilots must pay their dues

When Matt Stege was 6 years old, three T6 World War II trainer planes flew over his house en route to an air show. There was just something about it, he said, recalling that day when he stood on the … more

Digital media company's Parker plans could hinge on stopping trash facility

Media and technology company Redbarre says if a trash-transfer/recycling facility is built at a site in northern Douglas County it could interfere with the company's plans to build a 70-acre campus … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Winning the close ones

Do you ever wonder how some people, teams, and even businesses win the close ones? They just seem to be able to narrowly defeat an opponent in the … more

Hankins, Brooks earn top broker honors

Alana Hankins and Amy Brooks, sales associates who comprise the Hankins-Brooks Group with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Parker office, have … more
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