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A local nonprofit seeks to cut through the political noise surrounding climate change by using their ears, rather than their voices. “It's about listening first,” said Parker resident Jamie VanDegrift. “We have to be respectful, we all have … more
One word used often by Douglas County School Board candidates at the second community forum was “trust.” “Before we would consider any kind of tax increase, the first goal is to restore trust with the community,” Elevate Douglas County … more
On Sept. 18, Parker Town Council unanimously approved a contract for Town Administrator Michele Kivela. Formerly the deputy town administrator, Kivela took over the lead role in May, serving as interim town administrator after the sudden departure … more
When Vikki Skulborstad and her husband became caretakers for a 5-year-old boy after his mother died of cancer, they could relate to his pain firsthand. In 2013, the Skulborstads lost their daughter, Carli, who spent her 2 1/2 years of life … more
The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more
In preparation for an influx of holiday shoppers, the Park Meadows mall and local government entities are paving the way for improved traffic flow in and out of the shopping center via County Line Road. The first phase of the project, on schedule … more
Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … more
Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more
In 2008, when Chris Franklin told his wife, Vivian, he wanted to buy a plasma steel cutter and go into business making custom metal artwork, she didn't approve. He bought the enormous, costly device anyway, and showed her his work. “He had … more
With about a month until the Nov. 7 election, Douglas County voters might have questions about the voting process — how to vote, whether they are registered, where to vote and more. Colorado Elections are administered via mail only. Instead of … more
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