Fire destroys Halloween attraction in Parker

The Fright Acres haunted house Halloween attraction at a Parker farm was destroyed by a large fire early Monday, South Metro Fire Rescue reported.
Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks
The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.

Parker survey shows residents worry about growth

While most Parker residents’ favorite thing about living in the town is still the sense of community, the “hometown feel” in the area has been steadily decreasing for years, according to a …

New hardware, garden store comes to Parker

A new local store offering hardware and other home improvement items hosted its grand opening in Parker on Oct. 16. Big Tool Box, which is locally owned and is also part of the national Ace Hardware …

Q&A with Douglas County Community Foundation’s new leader

A local foundation that provides tens of thousands of dollars per year to Douglas County nonprofits has a new leader after its 27-person board selected Mike Waid as its executive director in July. …

Lone Tree racer is success on track

When Harry Voigt wanted to explain in his college application essay which life experiences helped reshape how he defines himself — from a little boy with dyslexia thinking “I was stupid” to a …


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 …


Vocalist to perform at University of Denver's Newman Center

Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop …


Win propels Chaparral toward football playoffs

The Douglas County Huskies and the Chaparral Wolverines met in a football game on Oct. 21 at EchoPark Stadium in Parker with class 5A state playoff berths at stake. And the game featured several big …

Winning Words

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top …

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping …
Financial Strategies

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your …
Winning Words

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in …
Coming Attractions

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
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