Douglas County School Board approves full, in-person learning for secondary students
A plan to send Douglas County middle and high schools back to in-person learning, five days a week has now received the stamp of approval from board directors, as well as support from principals and …
Town council chooses mayor pro tem and acting mayor
During a March 1 meeting of Parker Town Council, the governing body selected who will take over the position of mayor if the elected person, Jeff Toborg, were to become unable to fulfill his duties. …

Douglas County prepares for likely tough wildfire, drought season

There may have been snow on the ground just days ago, but Douglas County is gearing up for a difficult wildfire and drought season around the corner. As the county begins its fifth month in some of …

Recall proponents suspending effort to oust Douglas County School Board directors

The man spearheading a recall of four Douglas County School Board members says he is suspending the effort after directors voted to send middle and high schools back to 100% in-person learning. …
Haley Roberts, a Littleton resident, participates in a Tabata Bootcamp workout class at the Parker Recreation Center Feb. 26.

'We’re moving in the right direction'

As fitness instructor Kristy Madden welcomed her class at the Parker Recreation Center for a Feb. 26 workout, she had a relatively new set of protocols to announce. “If you need to catch your …

Possible timeline set for new Trader Joe’s grocery store

The Town of Parker is one step closer to getting a Trader Joe’s after the grocery store’s beer license was unanimously approved in a Feb. 18 meeting of Parker’s special licensing authority. …

Colorado's newest In-N-Out opens in Lone Tree

People lined up to eat “burgers for breakfast” as the famed fast food chain In-N-Out Burger opened its newest Colorado location in Lone Tree, near Park Meadows mall. The restaurant, located at …

‘Their journey will be his legacy’

If Michael “Tony” Westall could visit with his children one more time, he’d likely encourage them to fulfill their ambitions and keep challenging themselves, his wife says. Westall, a Parker …

Black educators urge culture shift in Douglas County School District

Last year, in the span of three months, the Douglas County School District saw every person of color in its cabinet — the highest level of district administration beneath the board of education — …

News

Grocery workers, Coloradans 60-plus now up for vaccine

In another fragmentation of Colorado's long priority list for receiving a coronavirus vaccine, the state officially moved Coloradans ages 60 to 64 closer to the front of the line and placed grocery …

Life

Easter basket funding needed

In an effort to provide Easter baskets to children across the Denver metro area, Discovery Toys and A Precious Child have teamed up for the fifth year to collect donations and put together baskets. …

Sports

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The …

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Denise Grills

Starting a business as a second career

Older adult entrepreneurs have many prized advantages. Most importantly — you know stuff. You have experience budgeting both in your career and at home. You have industry knowledge and can identify …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A lifelong attraction to the hard stuff

A man walks into a bar with a large chunk of concrete and says to the bartender, “Give me a drink. And one for the road.” I like concrete. I’ve always liked concrete. Concrete is everywhere. …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Here’s to hope, habits and happiness

There is a popular statement among business professionals, owners, and salespeople, and it is based on the book by Rick Page titled “Hope is Not a Strategy.” In this context, hoping to grow our …
Coming Attractions

Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a …
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