Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
New Douglas County Board of Health has 1st meeting
Douglas County’s new Board of Health met for the first time Sept. 30 and discussed its leadership positions, the upcoming search for an executive director and the county’s new arrangement with …

Local group cleans up trails

Hundreds of residents spent their Saturday cleaning up various trails around the Town of Parker as part of the Inaugural Mayor’s Day of Service, according to an organizer for the event. The Sept. …

Parker author's book looks at value of life

In a recently published book, a longtime Parker resident tells the story of the 1974 death of her 10-year-old brother, who was developmentally disabled. Janet Farmer-Selden's brother, Jules Farmer …

Parker Senior Center reopens with party

For many Parker seniors, the full reopening of a local community center represents a path to reconnecting after a year and a half of isolation prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parker Senior …

Hilltop Social Club near Parker reaches century mark

The club began as a social club for women trying to escape isolation in the remote farming and ranching community of Douglas County, but a century later, it’s become “more like a sister group …

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

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …

Sports

Centennial's Arapahoe take state golf title

Arapahoe High School in Centennial has come close many times to winning a state golf championship. The Warriors were second the past two seasons and third in the previous two campaigns. Arapahoe’s …

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Dr. Rebecca Kornas, Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal, Dr. Kristen Nordenholz, Dr. Kevin Merrell, Dr. Comilla Sasson

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We …
Winning Words

Opinion: How we manage change impacts retention of the best

Welcome back to part three of this five-part series on “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” In week one we discussed the importance of connecting with our team members, and last week we added a …
Winning Words

Opinion: Collaboration is key to your most valuable players

As part two of the series on “Retaining Top Talent,” and following up on last week’s column on connection, today we will visit the role that collaboration plays in keeping top talent.
Jodi Waterhouse
Living and Aging Well

Opinion: We can fight isolation

The COVID pandemic has greatly impacted older Coloradans on many levels, and one area that has been greatly exposed is the social isolation of older adults in communities across Colorado. Many older …
Archaeology students work on the dig site at the Astor House yard.
Coming Attractions

Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in …
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