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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 … more

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 … more

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. more

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 … more

Former Ponderosa security guard sentenced 8 years for sexually assaulting student

A former Ponderosa High School security guard was sentenced to eight years in prison Oct. 12 for sexually assaulting a student at the school. more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

In-person motor vehicle, driver license services close for Election Day

Douglas County motor vehicle and driver license services will not be available on Election Day, as these offices focus their support on general election operations. However, alternatives to in-person … more

ThunderRidge students want an ‘oasis’ for mental health

Last year, Mia Hayden lost a close friend to suicide. Melanie Zhou’s mother was battling cancer. Then her school principal died of cancer. These life-changing experiences led the two ThunderRidge … more

Douglas County looks to revise resolution on licensing pets

Douglas County is proposing revisions to the resolution for the control and licensing of dogs and household pets, and residents are invited to offer their input. The resolution originally passed in … more

Murals with a mission: bringing culture to community

When a mural went up on the side of Castle Rock Bike and Ski, located in the community’s historic downtown area, owners K.C. and Mark Neel hoped the public would appreciate it. Soon they noticed … more

Fashion show spotlights breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer “survivors, previvors and thrivers” turned out at the Outlets at Castle Rock on Oct. 13 for a fashion show walked by models impacted by the illness. The event is part of a … more

County board speaks on ballot issues

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has taken positions on five ballot issues up for election this November — opposing three issues and supporting two. The board supported the passage of … more

Nationally recognized Muslim, Christian leaders come to Castle Rock

At the back of a banquet hall in New Hope Presbyterian Church beneath an illuminated stained-glass window, Dr. Bashar A. Shala brought his hands together in prayer, looked to the ceiling, spoke … more

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, … more

Colorado governor candidates juggle local issues

To hear the candidates, their campaigns and political ads tell it, voters might get the impression the race for Colorado’s governor seat is all about President Donald Trump. But up close, the … more

Teen video contest encourages value of saving money

Sunflower Bank is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest, which enourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire peers to become livelong … more

Seven Parker businesses burglarized Monday morning

Seven businesses were broken into early Monday morning in a series of what Parker police have called “smash-and-grab” incidences. more

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 … more

Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Douglas County

Ballots for the Nov. 6 election will soon be mailed out. Douglas County residents who plan to vote on Election Day need to make sure they're registered and ready. Ballots will be mailed to all … more

Candidate forum to be held Oct. 17

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum will be held Oct. 17 at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center. The forum will allow state Senate, state House, county commissioner and … more
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