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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.
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Sundara

No charges for STEM security guard who injured students

The privately hired security guard on duty during the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting injured two students and was illegally carrying a weapon on school grounds, 4th Judicial District Attorney …
Tate

Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …

Douglas County awards school district $6.8 million for security

More than $6.8 million is on its way to the Douglas County School District to bolster student safety, while STEM School Highlands Ranch — the site of a fatal shooting last year — is set to …

Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft …

Collin Rogers-Peckham and Hadley Pletscher, seniors at Eagle Academy, graduated on Jan. 17.

Students graduate from Eagle Academy with high hopes

As Collin Rogers-Peckham moved from one school to the next in the Douglas County School District, he continually fell behind in his education. Several bouts of strep throat, he thinks spurred on by …
Education
Wilson

Crisis Center to run seminar for teens on healthy relationships

The Crisis Center in Douglas County will be running a five-week course for teens about building self-worth, establishing healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The Crisis Center's …
June Everett is the founder of a new nonprofit in Douglas County called the Backpack Society. The organization aims to provide weekend meals for students who are eligible for free or reduced lunches.

Nonprofit aims to feed hungry kids on weekends

While many may not think of Douglas County as a community where students struggle with hunger, a new nonprofit has been formed to address just that situation. Highlands Ranch resident June Everett …

Charter school closer to leaving Douglas County School District

A charter school seeking to leave the Douglas County School District in part to implement an armed-staff program will soon be under the state's oversight if contract negotiations now underway go to …

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …

Kindergarten registration now open for fall

Douglas County schools are now accepting registrations for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Kindergarten is now full-day; parents interested in half-day programs should contact their child's …
Business
Mark and Melissa Foley took over Melissa's father's bookstore, Poor Richard's Book Shoppe, when he passed away last February. Now, the two hope to keep the store a downtown staple.

'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 …
The Laszlo Hotel opened officially Dec. 19 with four built-in restaurants and 51 boutique rooms.

At long last, the Laszlo

At the Laszlo Hotel, people party like it's 1945. Loitering indefinitely in the lobby of Parker's new boutique hotel are Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart, both looking fresh from the movie set, …

Parker Adventist to break ground on four-story building

Parker Adventist Hospital will soon break ground on a four-story medical office building, which will be soon be used for internal medicine; OB/GYN; ear, nose and throat; and expanded medical oncology …

In their Business

New 24 Hour Fitness Area residents can start the new year off on the right foot with a little help from the new 24 Hour Fitness South Parker club, opening this holiday season. The 24 Hour Fitness …

Planes on a runway at Centennial Airport just outside the City of Centennial.

Final Denver Metroplex flight-path study upholds planned changes

The federal government's final analysis of a plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area didn't offer changes to proposed flight paths for Centennial Airport that have riled up local …
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