9/11 remembered at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

When the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York happened on September 11, 2001, West Metro Fire firefighter Brad Harmon was sitting in a classroom for paramedics school. He was sent …
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Ballot will hold questions for Parker voters

Proposed changes to term limits for Parker elected officials — and other administrative matters — will be on this year's ballot for Parker voters. Parker voters will have nine questions on this …

Noise ordinance follows Tailgate complaints

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

Legend High athletic director on leave amid investigation

Details emerge in fatal Parker stabbing

Commissioners OK new ballot for tax reallocation
Douglas County could have an additional $12.5 million per year for road improvements after commissioners voted to revise a November ballot item during a Sept. 3 meeting. If approved by voters, the …

Noise ordinance follows Tailgate complaints

Parker Town Council approved changes to the town's noise ordinance to allow for commercial businesses to use outdoor loudspeakers and public address systems between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. …

H2O'Brien Pool makes way for Barker Days

Owen Whisker's 1-year-old German Shepherd Ash was a little skittish of the water at first. Trying to find ways to retrieve tennis balls from the edge of the H2O'Brien Pool Sept. 7, Ash found himself …

Centennial’s ‘intelligent’ adaptive traffic system nears launch

Drivers in the Centennial area could soon find themselves moving through the traffic of the future. “We realized a long time ago, we can’t build our way out of traffic,” said Stephanie Piko, …

Douglas County to ‘spread’ transportation funding

A new approval process to receive federal transportation funds has allowed smaller communities in Douglas County to have transportation needs addressed.

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 …

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Rotary Community Corps of Parker gets donation

An organization for young adults with developmental disabilities recently received a $2,000 donation from the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club. The money will help Rotary Community Corps of Parker, …

Life

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …

Sports

New coach aims to reverse team’s trend

I recall talking with former Douglas County football coach Gene Hill after a couple games and he would always say his team needed to learn how to win. Well, it’s early, but at least the Huskies …

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Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
Bob Wells

Laugh as though your life depends on it

“Did you ever wake up, kiss the person next to you, and know it’s going to be a good day? I did that yesterday, and apparently, I’m not allowed on that airline again.” Did that give you a bit …
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