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Outbreak forces teachers to reach students virtually

Jack and Laura Kriss consider themselves night school teachers for the time being. At 5 p.m. in one corner of the Douglas County Library in downtown Parker, the Krisses set up two laptops in study … more

Prairie dogs, environmental assessments on council horizon

Last July, a group of wildlife activists successfully relocated a prairie dog colony in Stroh Ranch to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, ending Parker's latest bout of tense debate regarding how … more

RTD proposes service cuts to local route

The Regional Transportation District is considering reducing service to three pickup times for Route 483, a local bus route traveling from Lone Tree through Parker to Aurora, converting the route to … more

My Name is … SuzAnne Cortright

About me I've lived in Parker for 24 years. We started here in town but now we're out in the Pinery. We've had five kids, our youngest is 12 our oldest is 26. I love being part of the community. I do … more

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the … more

Douglas County School District grapples with teacher pay

Luke Hadden comes from a family of teachers. He believes educators have the power to better children’s lives. That’s why leaving his job as a social studies teacher at Rock Canyon High School, … more

Cheer teams from Douglas County schools excel at nationals

Several Douglas County schools placed in their divisions at the 2020 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, held from Feb. 7-9 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It was the 40th … more

Parent University tries to untangle confusion

One minute a teenager could be happily texting with friends. The next they're raging at their parents. And before mom and dad can blink, the teen is back to cracking jokes in the group chat. Was what … more

North Star Academy receives school safety grant

Another school received a lift in funding for school security and mental health programming on Feb. 11 as Douglas County commissioners continued approving contracts to execute grants they are … more

Presidential primary ballots due by March 3

Voters registered as Democrat, Republican or unaffiliated are eligibile to vote in this year's presidential primary election. Ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. March 3. Registered Democratic and … more

South metro athletes heading to college teams

Here is a list of athletes from south metro schools who have recently committed or signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. This list was compiled from the … more

DA citizens academy application period open

Residents interested in learning more about the judicial process can apply for the 18th Judicial District's spring citizens academy. The free, seven-week program takes place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays … more

Colorado bill seeking to ban same-sex marriage, adoption voted down

Invoking the case of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a same-sex wedding cake and took the issue to the Supreme Court, some Republicans in the Colorado Legislature pushed bills to prevent … more

Parker resident to compete on 'Jeopardy!'

Parker resident Natalie Hathcote, a junior at Liberty University, will compete in the 'Jeopardy!' College Championship, presented by LendingTree. Starting April 6, 15 of America's sharpest students … more

Epilepsy treatment side effect: New insights about the brain

Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann needed the surgery — her Seattle surgeon was looking deep into her brain, where he found … more

Denver Lyric Opera Guild events open to public

Opera lovers are invited to enjoy several free performance events this season, beginning with Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Louise Conter Master Class, conducted by Charity Koepke, Opera Colorado’s … more

‘Animals, Tame and Wild’ inhabit art gallery

Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. … more

Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it … more

Letter to the editor: Losing respect for GOP

Losing respect for GOP In 2016, I attended a backyard rally for Congressman Coffman. He assured supporters in attendance that Republicans needed to be elected because they are the only ones who can … more
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