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Rabies found in Douglas County alpaca

After the recent death of an alpaca in Douglas County was confirmed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department, officials are urging animal owners to ensure all rabies … more

Parker police officers, staff released from hospital after being exposed to drugs

Two Parker police officers and two evidence staff members were processing evidence March 20, when they were exposed to what was believed to be powdered fentanyl, according to a statement issued by … more

Colorado state revenue expected to rise, give budget a boost

Record-high oil production, rising wages and the anticipated benefits of the new federal tax law will inject hundreds of millions of extra dollars into Colorado's tax collections, giving lawmakers a … more

On Campus: Parker

Chaparral • The boys lacrosse team, 1-1 before a spring break trip to Arizona, will have everybody using nicknames when the team plays Chaparral of Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 23. The Arizona … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have … more

Remembering a woman who made a clean slate of cleaning

Margaret Atwood — remember her? — said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” To be honest, I had never heard of Atwood, but I liked the quote. The quote led me … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Some Stonegate residents fuming over fumigation

Stonegate Village resident Barb Jedele said she was horrified when she found out hundreds of prairie dogs had been fumigated in her neighborhood March 7. Jedele and others noticed red warning signs … more

Toastmasters explains move from California to Douglas County

When Toastmasters International announced in October the nonprofit planned to relocate its global headquarters from California to unincorporated northern Douglas County, it marked the culmination of … more

‘Sleeping Beauty’ comes to stage at Denver’s Mizel center

“Sleeping Beauty,” as conceived by Denver Children’s Theatre, which is presenting its 21st annual professionally staged production for children, involves a feisty Briar Rose and her friend … more

Procedures are in place to keep students safe

It's a situation no one wants to think about — but it is our reality. With recent school shootings in other states, as well as threats at some of our own schools in the Douglas County School … more

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

Critter creations fill ‘Stampede’ exhibit at art museum

When it was time to close down the Denver Art Museum’s 50-year-old North (Gio Ponti) Building for an update, curators from all departments were asked to select an assortment of animals, as … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Nick Englhard, Mountain Vista The junior left-handed pitcher got the final two outs with the tying run on base to earn the save in an 8-7 baseball win over Cherry Creek on March 16. Justin Sandberg, … more

Solutions to gun violence explored at church forum

Jane Dougherty's sister, a school psychologist, was one of 26 people killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. On March 18, Doughtery, a Littleton resident, … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more

Program builds bridges to span generations

First, you take your partner's hand and look him or her in the eye. Next, you introduce yourself. Then, you ask for their name. Last, you give a compliment. These are the guidelines of Bessie's Hope, … more
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