Parker holiday events in full swing

The arrival of a chill in the air and the twinkle of lights on Parker homes can mean only one thing: The holiday season has arrived, and this year, community events are back in full swing. Whether …
County plans largest-ever property tax break for next year
Douglas County residents will likely see a reduction in the mill levy rate used to calculate their property taxes next year — assuming that the county commissioners approves the planned cut in …

Unlike neighbors, Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

As Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties implement new indoor mask mandates amid rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Douglas County’s Board of Health is not considering such a move.

Update on Parker economy at chamber breakfast

Several leaders and economic analysts from the Parker area gave updates on the state of the local economy during a breakfast event hosted by the Parker Chamber of Commerce Nov. 12. The event, held at …

Douglas County School District poised to acquire former Wildlife Experience

The Douglas County School District is taking steps to acquire a complex along Lincoln Boulevard that was formerly The Wildlife Experience museum, and later a University of Colorado campus, with hopes …

In-N-Out eyes Parker for new restaurant

In-N-Out Burger, the popular fast food chain based out of California, is looking at Parker for its next drive-through restaurant location. The company submitted a preliminary site plan for a …

News

Douglas County school board slate announced

An organization called “Kids First DCSD” has announced several school board candidates running as a slate for the November election, according to a news release from the group. The slate consists …

Life

From news writer to novelist: Former Elbert County News writer publishes first book

Tabatha Deans Stewart, former lead writer for the Elbert County News, published her first book on Nov 5. “The Enchanted Scribe: Book One — The Gate and the Girl” was published with …

Sports

Continental League honors softball, boys soccer players

All-league teams for girls softball and boys soccer in the Continental League have been announced. Naiah Ackerman of Chaparral High in Parker was the girls softball Player of the Year and Cameron …

Voices
Gretchen Lopez

`Every Age Counts!' winners announced

Ageism — discrimination based solely on age — can be directed toward younger as well as older individuals. It devalues a person and negatively impacts each member of our community. It exists in …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
Actor Jamie Dornan speaks with Denver Film Festival sponsor Sheila K. O'Brien at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Nov. 10 as part of the 44th Denver Film Festival. Dornan is one of the stars of "Belfast," and received the festival's excellence in acting award.
Coming Attractions

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no …
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