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This open space is for the dogs — and people, too

Kyle Hawkins goes to the Glendale Farm Open Space dog park every morning with his 10-month old black lab, Trinket. It's near his house, a bonus, but Hawkins said he loves the size of the park and, …
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Car seat safety checks offered at free event

Certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat checks and discuss proper use of a car seat, including installation, daily use, and car seat selections at a free car seat safety …
Bull rider Cyler Doremus, of Fort Collins, gets upended at last year’s Douglas County Fair and Rodeo.

Ready for concerts, cowboys and a carnival?

The quiet Douglas County fairgrounds will soon spring to life, transforming from a place with largely empty parking lots and buildings to one brimming with carnival lights, live music, the sound of …
This year is the 60th anniversary of the Jr. Livestock Sale in Douglas County.

Livestock sale pays off for youths at fair

It's not every day an entrepreneurial teen makes $20,000 from a single business transaction, but at the Douglas County Junior Livestock Show, that's known to happen. The event, which each year …
Jones

Meet Andy Jones, school board candidate

Highlands Ranch resident Andy Jones is vying for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District A, which comprises western Highlands Ranch. Born and raised in New Orleans, Jones attended …

One-ring scam calls back in circulation

The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has seen a sudden spike in the number of complaints from residents receiving one-ring phone calls over their landline and cell phones, according to a news …
Education

Committees present ideas to improve safety, mental health in schools

After several meetings, two committees formed to address mental health needs and physical safety in Douglas County schools presented drafts of their recommendations to the Douglas County Board of …
John Castillo addresses Douglas County comissioners alongside wife, Maria, about school security. The couple’s son, Kendrick, was killed in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.

Douglas County commissioners hear school safety recommendations

Numerous key questions remained unanswered following a July 16 meeting in which Douglas County commissioners heard formal recommendations for how to spend $10 million toward school safety, although …

Cimarron Middle gains full-time resource officer

Cimarron Middle School will receive its own full-time school resource officer, who will be in the school five days a week starting this fall, according to the Parker Police Department. One of the …

DCSD offers free, full-day kindergarten this fall

Starting this fall, families in the Douglas County School District have the opportunity to send their children to full-day kindergarten for free. On May 21, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House …

Parents invited to attend academy in August

A program hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for students and parents in the community unveiled a new logo and updated curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. The sheriff's office created …
Business
Todd Muck helps a customer at his business, Cannabis Bioscience Development in Franktown.

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
Doug Powell demonstrates the use of facial recognition technology to identify a patient’s radiotherapy treatment. The entire set-up cost about $65,000 but Parker Adventist is the first to implement it.

Parker Adventist first in world with new oncology device

Medical professionals around the globe are looking to Parker Adventist Hospital for its use of state-of-the-art technology to ensure proper treatment for cancer patients. Beginning in March, Parker …
Greg and Tina Joseph, owners of the Christian Brothers franchise in Highlands Ranch, were honored when their store was named Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual franchisee convention.

In Their Business

Modern Market at SouthGlenn The ninth Modern Market location in the metro area is set to open June 21 at The Streets at SouthGlenn, and to celebrate, the restaurant is throwing a block party from 11 …
A large crowd turned out at the June 23 Parker Farmer’s Market on Mainstreet. Despite the threat of rain, people from all over came to shop for  locally grown produce and artisan-made crafts.

Market brings fresh finds

Rain or shine, the Parker Farmer’s Market will be here through the summer. The annual Sunday summer market that takes up most of Mainstreet in downtown Parker will be open through the end of …

Sam Bailey, economic development vice president for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, listens as former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderon makes a point June 13 at the at Anythink Library’s Wright Farms Branch Better Arguments workshop. The two sat on a panel discussing impacts from Denver’s tech boom.

Effort seeks civic discourse, civility among different views

When Coloradans hear news reports that Amazon or any national tech giant is coming to to the state, Sam Bailey figures they imagine an invasion. “When you saw something on the news, like Amazon’s …
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