Douglas County seeks 'a different solution to public health services'
Douglas County is moving forward on finding a new way to deliver public health services to its residents by 2023 but has not determined a specific path forward or how much it will cost. In a Jan. 25 …

View from Rueter-Hess incline 'real special'

Word is getting out about the Rueter-Hess Recreation Area in northern Douglas County, the newest attraction to the county's plethora of outdoor activities. The incline, which opened Nov. 26, has …

Parker's deputy town administrator retires

Parker Deputy Town Administrator Jim Cleveland has retired, following 27 years of working for the town. Cleveland, whose last day on the job was Jan. 8, was named interim deputy town administrator in …

Quarantine protocols change in Douglas County School District

Quarantine protocols for the Douglas County School District have changed again during the COVID-19 pandemic under new state guidance. The district will now ask people exposed to the virus to …
Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg speaks during the Jan. 4 town council meeting.

Parker mayor accused of supporting conspiracy theories on Parler

Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg is facing criticism from some town residents who say recent social media posts show that the mayor supports conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. …

Doxxing by Parker man caused fear for woman, family

All it took was the ring of a doorbell for Sarah Tuneberg’s 10-year-old son to burst into tears. The tension in the Denver home had already felt palpable as Tuneberg was grappling with how to keep …

Entertaining new ideas

On her commute home Jan. 6, Donna Reed, with her husband Brian and brother-in-law Scott, paused to appreciate a moment she had not felt in almost a year: leaving work before sunset. Throughout the …

Businesses bank on stimulus assistance

When Maureen Pearman opened her Lone Tree fitness studio one year ago, she did not expect to be doing so much paperwork. Pearman, of Arapahoe County, realized a dream of hers when she opened The …

State legislator ‘surprised’ to find Trump supporters behind Capitol violence

A state legislator who publicly called into question whether it was truly supporters of the president who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 now acknowledges that most of the people who have been …

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Cemetery a historic landmark in shopping center

At the Pioneer Hills shopping center just off Parker Road, visitors can find the typical features of a suburban retail destination: a Bed Bath & Beyond, a PetSmart, a handful of chain …

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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

Sports

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and …

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The grand illusion in the land of confusion

Music just seems to have a way of connecting us with feelings of inspiration, motivation, adventure, romance, sorrow, and love. We can remember where we were the first time we heard those songs, the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Animal adoption agencies seeing a doggone frenzy

Because of the pandemic, which of the following is way up nationwide? Average per-person daily intake of calories from sugar? Trips to the liquor store? Pet adoption? I don’t have the facts in …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

New year, new possibilities

A new year is upon us and 2020 is but a bad memory. It is important though, to learn what we can from the events of last year, to better prepare for any opportunities in 2021 and beyond. It is hard …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Apparently this road was paved with good intentions

Harry and I went for a Sunday drive. Only I made a big mistake. I forgot to put the “Sunday Drive” sign in the window that lets everyone know we’re on the road for leisure, not for the rat …
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