Parker News in a Hurry - Aug. 22


Parker Quest coming to library

The second annual scavenger-hunt-style Parker Quest event promises fun for all ages, and will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at the Parker Library.

The event is for families, teams, and individuals of all ages looking to have a little adventure while exploring Parker’s heritage along the way. Parker Quest will begin and end at the gazebo in O’Brien Park, where there will be opportunities to participate in old-fashioned games such as the ball and cup, three-legged race and hoop and stick race. Participants will receive passports and their first clues before being sent on their way to decipher subsequent clues, find specified locations and answer related trivia questions to earn stamps in their passports. Follow the clues, meet the challenges and enter a drawing to win one of two $100 gift card prizes.

“Questing,” which has much in common with geocaching and letterboxing, is a 150-year-old tradition that brings people together to share in and learn about their community’s cultural history. Parker Quest is a partnership among the Town of Parker, Parker Parks and Recreation, the Parker Area Historical Society and Douglas County Libraries. Registration is free, and is required at or 303-791-7323.

Chaparral joins broadcast program

The NFHS Network, in conjunction with the Colorado High School Activities Association, announced the addition of six high schools to the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program.

The program allows participating schools to produce and stream TV-like sporting events and school activities for live and on-demand viewing via an individualized school video portal on the NFHS Network at Chaparral High School is the 27th school in Colorado to join the school broadcast program.

The program, often part of a broadcast class curriculum or after-school club, provides students with training and live production experience, enabling schools to showcase many different types of sporting events and school activities like graduations, theater programs and news shows. In addition to the educational benefits, the school broadcast program provides participating high schools with new opportunities to generate revenue through advertising and sponsorships.

The recently launched NFHS Network is an all-digital network featuring live and on-demand coverage of high school sports and activities. The network will provide fans access to a wide variety of boys and girls sports and activities, all of which will be archived and available for on demand viewing. More information can be found at

Youth wins horse title

Haley Pavlick, of Parker, captured the world championship title in team penning at the 2013 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show Aug. 10 in Oklahoma City.

Pavlick showed the American Quarter Horse Smart Sans Peach, owned by Parker resident Stephanie Ewoldt. The 2005 bay mare, sired by I’ll Be Smart and out of Miss Sans Peach, was bred by Gene and Patty Herrmann of American Canyon, Calif.

In the team penning, 36 teams competed for world champion honors. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, world champion patch, neck wreath and gold medallion. The show is the pinnacle event for American quarter horse exhibitors ages 18 and younger around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and Western disciplines. More than 2,300 entries from all over the world competed for 35 world championships at this year’s event.


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