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Suspect arrested in Parker Goodwill robbery

Kentucky State Police arrested a man Nov. 14 in connection with an armed robbery committed in August at a Goodwill store in Parker. Javier Alexander Martell, 24, was arrested in Burnside, Kentucky, …

‘Everyone can make a difference in our community’

Douglas County residents have given millions in donations on Colorado Gives Day over recent years. Some of that money has gone to locally based nonprofits. Most hasn’t. Since 2010, according to the …
The SECOR Cares mobile food market will be able to feed up to 100 families of four in one trip. It is owned and operated by Southeastern Community Outreach in Parker.

'Food market on wheels' brings groceries to those in need

The shelves are stocked with pork chops, fruit, hot chocolate — a variety of food items you'd find in a grocery store. And, just like in a grocery store, shoppers push their carts alongside, …
The Parker Racquet Club indoor tennis facility will be finished in January of 2019 and will provide Parker residents access to a state-of-the-art indoor tennis arena, featuring six courts, locker rooms, a pro shop, lounge and patio area.

Indoor tennis facility coming to Parker

A state-of-the-art indoor tennis facility, nearing completion in Parker, will put the town on the map as a major stop for competitive tennis across the Front Range. The Parker Racquet Club indoor …

Douglas County Board of Education Vice President Wendy Vogel, left, president David Ray and member Krista Holtzmann talk compensation at a Nov. 13 school board meeting in Castle Rock. “Is there an employee that is going to look at this and say this is unfair?” Ray asked.

Teachers, classified employees will receive raises in January

After years of budget cuts and pay freezes, all Douglas County School District employees — excluding cabinet members and the superintendent — will receive highly anticipated salary raises on …
Education

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …
Maggie Bierbaum holds up a token of appreciation for the hundreds of volunteers who helped campaign for ballot measures 5A and 5B. Bierbaum and her husband, Peter, served on the steering committee for Bright Futures for Douglas County Kids, a state-registered issue committee that worked for additional funds for Douglas County School District.

Community called key to passing DCSD measures

Maggie and Peter Bierbaum, longtime residents of Larkspur, raised their two children in the Douglas County School District. Larkspur Elementary School in the early 2000s was community-oriented, they …
Scheffel

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel …
Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents mingle at Clock Tower Grill in Lone Tree as they track the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district.

27 Douglas County students named National Merit semifinalists

Twenty-seven Douglas County School District students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, more than doubling the district's 12 semifinalists from a year ago. Fewer than 1 percent …
Business
Park Meadows mall has been gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Its elaborate decorations and displays will be topped off with a 3-D light display on the outside of the mall and an interactive Santa display.

'It's our Super Bowl': Park Meadows gears up for holidays

The holiday shopping season is the busiest time of year for the Park Meadows mall. In November and December, 2.5 million people will visit the mall district. The mall reported about $196 million in …
A rendition of the West End on Mainstreet Project

Laszlo Hotel lists five restaurants that will move in

Plans are coalescing for the western end of Parker's Mainstreet to be upgraded with a new public plaza featuring local retail shops and restaurants. The West End on Mainstreet project will be …
Park Meadows mall is a major draw for Lone Tree.

Get to know the new shops at Park Meadows

The Park Meadows shopping center has cemented itself as not only a major attraction for Lone Tree residents, but also for people around the state and even in surrounding states. The mall regularly …

Pine Bluffs Plaza breaks ground in Parker

For 20 years, the plot of land on the northeast corner of Parker and Hess roads remained vacant. Soon, the area will be home to Parker's newest mixed-use commercial development, known as Pine Bluffs …

Led by Centennial Airport staff members, from left to right, Mike Fronapfel, director of planning; Gina Conley, senior planner; and Dylan Heberlein, noise and environmental specialist, the airport’s lighting energy-reduction effort earned it a Bronze Level Achievement recognition from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program. Centennial Airport was one of 16 bronze-level achievers honored at this year’s awards ceremony Oct. 9 in Glendale.

Centennial Airport receives environmental honor

Centennial Airport received an award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for reducing energy use on its airfield, along with several other environmental efforts, according …
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