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Golden’s Hazel Senz will be recognized as the Giver Award recipient for her volunteer efforts with Epic Experience.

Gala sends adults with cancer to camp

Hazel Senz will be fighting lung cancer the rest of her life. But she said the bond she has made with other cancer patients gives her hope. Senz, 58, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in March …

How the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership battles opioid misuse

When the Tri-County Overdose Prevention Partnership formed in 2016, the group aimed to battle the opioid epidemic from every angle. Members drafted a plan in which workgroups would focus on six key …
A woman stands in front of the Prescribed to Death memorial exhibited through the Stop Everyday Killers campaign run by the National Safety Council. The exhibit features 22,000 opioid pills engraved with the faces of people who died from opioids. The campaign also promotes a map, the Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map, first created by Thornton man Jeremiah Lindemann to document the local impact of the opioid crisis.

Battle against opioid crisis: Map is sorrowful guide to lost loved ones

The online map is a living, breathing eulogy of people who have died from opioid use. Matt Lazarus, of Castle Rock, “was known for having a ‘heart of gold’” and “will be missed by many,” …
The Idyllwild neighborhood, just north of Legend High School, will be the first to implement parking restrictions on its street as part of the town's newest parking ordinance. Residents of the neighborhood voted reportedly 81 percent in favor of making their neighborhood a restricted parking area in response to the cars parked along their streets belonging to Legend students.

New parking ordinance put to test in Idyllwild

Parker's new parking ordinance is being put to its first test in the Idyllwild neighborhood just north of Legend High School. The ordinance officially took effect Jan. 8. The parking ordinance allows …

State of the Town lunch set for February

The Rotary Club of Parker is set to host the 2019 Parker State of the Town Business Lunch Feb. 27 at the Vehicle Vault Automobile Museum. At the lunch, attendees can meet with local business people, …
Education

School board set to revise district's 2018-19 budget

Following years of budget shortages and contention, the Douglas County School District is striving for transparency and financial efficiency, cabinet members say. Erin Kane, who took over as interim …
Jimmy O'Hare, left, and Hunter Ball are leading a team that has qualified among the top 250 schools in the country in the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest. Their pitch is to develop a software program that would help translate languages in real-time to help English Language Learners students keep up in school.

Legend students reach finals in national STEM contest

Thanks to a pair of Legend High School EDGE students, the school is in the running for a national STEM-based competition for community problem solving. Hunter Ball and Jimmy O'Hare, both juniors in …

District formalizes plans for committee to oversee additional funds

The Douglas County School District Board of Education is finalizing plans for a committee that will oversee the use of funds from two tax measures approved in the November election. A $250 million …
Jadyn Neumann, a teacher at Prairie Crossing Elementary, shows Angela and Michael Herrera how to use the Ozobot, a device that can follow a path drawn from a marker, at Family Coding Night Dec. 6. Coding night was dedicated to showcasing the new technologies schools have that involve learning computer code in curriculum.

Family Coding Night highlights new tech in education

At first glance, it looked like a bunch of kids playing with toys. Elementary-aged students fiddled with yellow plastic bees, tapped on tablets that controlled robots and designed simple applications …

Bullying seminar helps teens 'see the upside to the downside'

About 250 parents and students got an unconventional take on bullying as part of an ongoing Healthy Teens Series. Parker Area Counselors for Prevention, a team of counselors from Douglas County …
Business
This artist’s rendering shows the site at 19801 Mainstreet, just southwest of the PACE Center. It is  one of the proposed lots for further development in downtown Parker, labeled Site A in the My Mainstreet Project. At the corner of Victorian Drive and Mainstreet, residents recommended bringing in a restaurant, craft brewery or small-scale retail to the area.

Outreach draws ideas for downtown

Craft breweries, restaurants and retail. Those were the three top desires from Parker residents as a result of the My Mainstreet Project, which wrapped up officially Nov. 26. The My Mainstreet …

Minimum wage rises in Colorado, 19 other states

As of Jan. 1, Colorado's minimum wage is $11.10 an hour, a 90-cent hourly increase from 2018. The Centennial State is not alone, as 19 other states also raised the minimum wage with the dawn of 2019. …

Lockheed Martin move to generate jobs

Portions of production for the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile program will be relocated to Lockheed Martin Space headquarters in unincorporated Jefferson County, at the Wateron Canyon site southwest …
Daniel Asher, a well-known chef in the Denver area, tops food samples Dec. 18 at Alumia Institute, a therapy campus for those in the early stages of dementia, at 9800 E. Geddes Ave. Asher is the chef consultant for the campus and designed its nutritional plan.

Therapy campus in Centennial area targets dementia

A one-stop shop for those facing the early stages of dementia is about to open in the Centennial area. “There’s nothing like this in the state of Colorado from beginning to end: Our testing, …

Businesses get reprieve from new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for Colorado businesses to comply with new sales tax rules to May 31, 2019. The emergency rules, which were enacted Sept. 26, originally …
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