Congressional map splits Parker; town objects

The Town of Parker is hoping to be made whole again after a preliminary congressional redistricting map proposes splitting the community between two members of Congress.
Academic component of Douglas County schools equity policy discussed
Douglas County School District administrators sought to move past the seemingly endless debate over critical race theory when district staff gave a presentation on the academic component of the …

Parker live-music venue takes flight

Parker’s newest music venue and restaurant, Wild Goose Saloon, celebrated its grand opening July 9. The newly-constructed venue will feature live music from multiple genres every Wednesday through …

As Parker noise rules start, Tailgate seeks to improve

As the Town of Parker's new noise ordinance gets up and running, one bar and grill on Main Street is working to improve how its live music impacts the community.  The Tailgate Tavern at 19552 …

Mountain Vista grad to compete in Olympics

After graduating from Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Jessica Thoennes started her rowing career as a walk-on for the University of Washington. After more than six years of hard work, …

Parker updates prairie dog ordinance

In a June 21 meeting, the Parker Town Council unanimously approved an update to their ordinance related to prairie dog management. The two amendments to the ordinance don't drastically change the way …

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

Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Sports

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that …

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Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
Linda Newell

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering …
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