Parker plans Fourth of July event
The Town of Parker is hosting its Fourth of July fireworks event, but this time, ticket prices will be available in tiers. Those interested in attending will have the option to choose between $30, …
Equity policy keeps sparking comments
The Douglas County School Board predicted back in March that an equity policy the board was considering would upset some parents. But perhaps board directors underestimated just how unhappy some …
STEM shooter testifies against alleged helper
  In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019 attack.   Alec McKinney, …

STEM shooter testifies against alleged helper

  In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019 attack.   Alec McKinney, …

7 arrested in $5 million shoplifting scam

Douglas County authorities say they have arrested the seven ringleaders involved in a shoplifting and money-laundering scam, capping off a two-year investigation. During a June 1 press conference, …

Jail calls played in STEM shooting trial

  In a jail call recording played for a Douglas County courtroom June 7, the defendant in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial laughed with his girlfriend, calling himself her …

Lutheran High School celebrates graduation

Lutheran High School's class of 2021 walked across the stage at Southeast Christian Church to receive their diplomas May 26. Valedictorians Ainsley Groetken, Sydney Samuels, Katie Sundrup, Noah …

Science Day helps kids 'unleash curiosity'

The Town of Parker hosted its first-ever Science Day in Discovery Park on May 23. The free event consisted of interactive exhibits that were “designed to spark or fuel your child's curiosity,” …

Parker town clerk retires after 40 years

When Carol Baumgartner first took on the role of municipal clerk for the Town of Parker, there were fewer than 300 people in the town. Forty years later, Baumgartner, who also helped incorporate the …

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Educational advancement

Hedrick headed to Oklahoma Ethan Hedrick is a graduate of Highlands Ranch High School. He plans to attend The University of Oklahoma and will pursue a degree in business with a focus on finance or …

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‘Capturing the Beauty of Open Land’ exhibit coming

During the week of June 21-25, about two dozen skilled plein air artists will be able to access private properties in Douglas County, capturing images of pristine conserved land in the county which …

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Craig Marshall Smith
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Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A numeral, a letter, and unsure what's better

What's 5G? What happened to 4G? Is 5G better than 4G? Is 6G next? Will the commercials for 6G be better than the commercials for 5G? The commercials for 5G give me a headache. Especially the ones …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Welcome to Denver — weather permitting

Phoenix, 96, and plenty of sun. Miami, 85, and partly cloudy. Denver, 42, with periods of rain mixed with snow and snow mixed with rain. Newcomers to Colorado want to know, “What’s going on?” …

Friendly Colorado? We’ve got to stop harming each other

Not sure if everyone has noticed, but our Colorado community is suffering right now. I don’t mean from the once-again increasing casualties of COVID-19 or the not-quick-enough economic recovery. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Some words are great, and others just grate

So,” “listen,” “to be honest,” “at the end of the day,” “it is what it is,” “like,” “literally,” “right?” An April column invited readers to nominate words and phrases …
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