Parker News in a Hurry - Aug. 29


Dogs, owners invited to pool

Parker dog owners are being asked to mark their calendars for the annual end-of-the-season romp in the H2O’Brien Pool.

The ninth annual Barker Days event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at O’Brien Park, allows canines to take a much-needed dip after a hot summer. It’s a perfect photo opportunity, as many of the larger dogs leap through the air after a ball or Frisbee, only to come down with a huge splash.

Barker Days features a temporary dog park in the O’Brien Park ballfield, dog demonstrations, contests and dog-related vendors. Canines can also take on an agility course, and the little breeds have their own play area. For more information, contact Meagan Nakashima at 303-805-3274.

Entries sought for photo contest

The Town of Parker is inviting residents to submit their best Parker photographs for the 2014 Calendar Photo Contest.

The town is looking for striking images that depict life in Parker — anything from natural landscapes, wildlife, events, facilities, businesses, architecture or weather to people living, working, shopping or playing. Winning photographs will be included in the town’s 2014 calendar and annual report, which will be published in December.

The deadline for all submissions is Oct. 4. Participants 18 and older may enter up to five photographs portraying life in Parker. Photos must be taken within the 80134 or 80138 zip codes. Horizontal digital images are preferred and should be the highest resolution available — preferably 300 dpi.

Submit entries at Those with questions should contact Andy Anderson at

Special needs group makes blankets

Project Linus was the latest beneficiary of work by a special needs group from Parker.

The Rotary Community Corps of Parker provides growth and enrichment experiences for teens and adults with special needs. It is patterned after the Rotary Club of Parker, and conducts service projects in the community, including making blankets for Project Linus. 

The project brought approximately 100 community members together to make blankets for sick or traumatized children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Rotary members gathered Aug. 17 to prepare fleece material for the RCC to complete at the Parker United Methodist Church, where another 50 people came together and finished the project Aug. 20. The blankets were then presented to a representative from Project Linus.


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