Lawmakers aim to divide 18th Judicial District

The start to a new legislative session has reignited plans to split up the state's fastest-growing and most populous judicial district — the 18th Judicial District. Or, what one lawmaker called a …
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'We're still here' as Parker bookstore nears anniversary

Melissa and Mark Foley are going to give it one more year. In February, when the two inherited Poor Richard's Book Shoppe in downtown Parker from Melissa's father, Richard Fitch, they promised each …

Group takes stock as it hits 50th anniversary

Charlie Daniels Band to headline Douglas County Fair

Two teens found dead in suspected murder-suicide

STEM victims cite ongoing trauma in legal filing

Aurora officer pleads guilty to drunken driving
An Aurora police officer who lives in Parker pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. Annette Brook, 56, was sentenced to 20 days of in-home detention and 12 …

Group takes stock as it hits 50th anniversary

Spend a morning with the Parker Breakfast Club and learn about the town first-hand from the people who helped make it what it is today. On Jan. 6, the group met for its 50th year at its regular spot today, the Parker Adventist Hospital. In 1970, the group met for the first time at the Ruth Memorial Chapel.

Parker woman suspected in kidnapping conspiracy

A Parker woman was arrested Dec. 30 in Kalispell, Montana, on a charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The Parker Police Department had issued the warrant for the arrest of Cynthia Abcug, 50, on …

'We're still here' as Parker bookstore nears anniversary

Melissa and Mark Foley are going to give it one more year. In February, when the two inherited Poor Richard's Book Shoppe in downtown Parker from Melissa's father, Richard Fitch, they promised each …

Q&A with state Sen. Jim Smallwood

Colorado Community Media asked the following questions of state Sen. Jim Smallwood, R-Parker, ahead of the 2020 legislative session, which began Jan. 8. Smallwood represents Senate District 4, which …

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

News

Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about …

Life

‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off …

Sports

Soccer player, coach and teacher has much to juggle

Nicole Rodriguez has acquired the ability to balance all the activities going on in her life. Rodriguez is a 27-year-old World Language teacher at Castle View High School who will be starting her …

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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
Norton
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

How will the new SECURE Act affect you?

As you start the new year, you may have an opportunity to boost your retirement savings thanks to sweeping changes in the SECURE Act bill that was passed and signed into law in December 2019. This …

Letter to the editor: Promote from within

Promote from within After 13 years as chief of police and 33 years serving the Town of Parker, Chief David King announced his retirement at the end of the year. I am also very happy to learn that …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
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