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Veteran Colorado journalist Linda Shapley named Colorado Community Media publisher

The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company's publisher.
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Parker surveys residents' thoughts

The Town of Parker recently conducted its community survey, which occurs every three years to obtain feedback from residents about their satisfaction with the town and its policies. The town randomly …
The intersection at Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue is a hub for traffic generated by Lone Tree residents coming and going from the city and commuters filtering in for work.

Lone Tree studying Lincoln interchange

A major gateway to Lone Tree, and a significant driver of crashes among the city's intersections, is slated for what city staff call “critical” safety and mobility improvements. But years before …
Participating in the 50th anniversary celebrations includes Monica Meador, left, Debbi Haynie, Sherry Fogleman, Beverly Frindt and Maggie Pritchard.

Senior Activity Center turns 50

From humble beginnings, multiple relocation endeavors and continued patience, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center is celebrating 50 years in the community. The official celebration was held on …

Creating a vision for downtown alleyways

When visiting downtown Castle Rock, visitors probably don't spend much time in the alleyways. However, that could change as the town explores options to transform them into creative and functional …

Apartments under construction in Castle Pines

The 325-unit Canyonside Apartment complex is now under construction in Castle Pines. The multi-family community project is located within the Canyons master-planned community. BMC Investments, a …
Education

District takes first steps in overhaul of educator pay

The Douglas County School District has a short-term and long-term plan to improve educator compensation. The district is ending furlough days and boosting employees’ base salaries this upcoming …
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools

In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

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 …

A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek schools meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …
Business
The site of a future Shake Shack at the Park Meadows mall food hall is under construction and will feature a patio.

Shake Shack coming to Park Meadows

Shake Shack is joining the list of food joints at Park Meadows mall, bringing not only an outdoor patio dining section but also the only alcoholic beverage options to the shopping center's food hall. …
Pastor Jeff Percival with Southeast Christian Church stands with the Parker town council as they recognize the church for their funding of small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parker recognizes church for helping businesses

A local church is being lauded for a program it put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that doled out about $205,000 to struggling local businesses in Douglas County and beyond.  The Town of …
Sullivan

Parker Chamber selects new president and CEO

The Parker Chamber of Commerce announced that T.J. Sullivan has been hired as its next president and CEO, according to a news release from the organization. Sullivan will begin his new role with the …
Inside the kitchen at Indochine Cuisine, a Thai and Vietnamese restaurant on Parker's Mainstreet.

Local support keeps Parker eatery thriving

Yume Tran says she's made thousands of friends by serving food in Parker since 2003, and her bond to the community feels even stronger since COVID-19 hit. Tran and her husband run Indochine Cuisine, …

A band plays at the Tailgate Tavern during Parker Days in June 2018.

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 …
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