Parker holiday events in full swing

The arrival of a chill in the air and the twinkle of lights on Parker homes can mean only one thing: The holiday season has arrived, and this year, community events are back in full swing. Whether …
County plans largest-ever property tax break for next year
Douglas County residents will likely see a reduction in the mill levy rate used to calculate their property taxes next year — assuming that the county commissioners approves the planned cut in …

Unlike neighbors, Douglas County leaders are not considering a mask mandate

As Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties implement new indoor mask mandates amid rising cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, Douglas County’s Board of Health is not considering such a move.

Update on Parker economy at chamber breakfast

Several leaders and economic analysts from the Parker area gave updates on the state of the local economy during a breakfast event hosted by the Parker Chamber of Commerce Nov. 12. The event, held at …

Douglas County School District poised to acquire former Wildlife Experience

The Douglas County School District is taking steps to acquire a complex along Lincoln Boulevard that was formerly The Wildlife Experience museum, and later a University of Colorado campus, with hopes …

In-N-Out eyes Parker for new restaurant

In-N-Out Burger, the popular fast food chain based out of California, is looking at Parker for its next drive-through restaurant location. The company submitted a preliminary site plan for a …

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

‘A Hudson Christmas’ has roots in past

As I enjoy the thousands of lights at Hudson Gardens this season, I recall a long-ago conversation with my good friend Evelyn Hudson. She told me she had been in the Littleton city planning office (a …

Sports

Football: Creek shuts out Valor for 3rd straight 5A football crown

Cherry Creek High won its third consecutive Class 5A state football championship on Dec. 4 at Empower Field at Mile High, but this title was exceptional. Creek came into the game as the underdog in …

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Opinion: Looking for book ideas this season?

If you are ever looking for a great conversation starter, try asking people what they may be reading.

Opinion: Time to create new rituals for the holidays

The sun is shining, the grass is green. The orange and palm trees sway. Wait, what? With our recent weather here, you’d swear we were in California for the holidays. But we really are a mile high …
Gretchen Lopez

`Every Age Counts!' winners announced

Ageism — discrimination based solely on age — can be directed toward younger as well as older individuals. It devalues a person and negatively impacts each member of our community. It exists in …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
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