Parker, Castle Rock farmer's markets scheduled to open June 7

The Parker and Castle Rock farmer's markets are scheduled to return June 7 as organizers work to implement measures to make shoppers and vendors feel safe and comfortable. Both farmer's markets — …
SPECIAL REPORT
Parker expects steep revenue decline from virus
Parker Town Council gave preliminary approval May 4 to an ordinance trimming the town's budget by $13 million, anticipating a hit to its year-end revenue of 25% as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown. …

Parker allows expanded outside seating at restaurants

The Town of Parker issued an emergency ordinance allowing restaurants and bars to temporarily expand their outdoor seating areas to serve more customers while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Douglas County gets OK to re-open restaurants, churches, Park Meadows

Colorado's top public-health official has agreed to allow the immediate limited re-opening of indoor operations at restaurants across Douglas County as well as houses of worship, gyms and Park Meadows.

Grand reopening: Park Meadows welcomes shoppers back inside (VIDEO)

Metro Denver's largest indoor shopping mall reopened for business under rules designed to protect customers' health, including mandatory mask use.

Parker grads celebrate in neighborhood ceremony

A group of 13 high school seniors gathered in the middle of the cul-de-sac on Parker’s Unbridled Avenue May 21, goofing around with each other and showing their tassels and shiny new gowns, as they …

My Name Is: Katie Maldonado

About me I am 17 and I live in Parker. I went to Chaparral High School my freshman and sophomore years and moved to online school at Colorado Connections Academy for the last two years. I will …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Law enforcement bristles at Colorado legislature's sweeping police reform bill

“We are disgusted by the behavior of the officers in Minnesota,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock told members of the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “Those were bad cops, and if they work for any sheriff in this room they would have been fired just the same.”

Life

Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear …

Sports

Soccer coach stayed busy during shutdown

Aaron Carpenter, boys soccer coach at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, had mixed feelings while filling time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colorado High School Activities Association …

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OPINION

Police and black folks — the swagger and disrespect must end

The argument that we ask police to risk their lives and make split decisions is no excuse for them being wrong when making life-and-death decisions.
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

We win when we expect more from ourselves

Have you ever wondered why sometimes we can get so frustrated and even angry at other people because they aren’t serving us fast enough, meeting our needs and demands, or just behaving in a way …
QUIET DESPERATION

Money is in the cards, and some will stay there

Four million Americans will find a prepaid debit card in their mailbox soon, if not already. I found mine. How about you? The Economic Impact Payment Cards are going to certain people who filed a tax …
WINNING WORDS

Hope and encouragement by only sharing the good stuff

Very early on as we became reliant on computers and technology, software engineers and people in the information technology world quickly recognized that the value of the data being fed into the …
QUIET DESPERATION

Channel-surfing once was an exercise in mobility

Eugene Polley, the inventor of the first wireless remote control for television, died on May 12, 2012, at the age of 96. His wife found him in the family room between the couch cushions. High on just …
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