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9 Sustainable Gifts to Renew Your Holiday Spirit

(BPT) - For the environment, the season of giving is also the season of waste. From sky-high mounds of one-time use wrapping paper and gift bags, to endless valleys of plastic toys — the allure … more

Lithium coin battery safety tips for the festive holiday season

(BPT) - Colorful and exciting decorations are a holiday must-have for families. Children often love the items that light up, move or make noises, so you are likely to have these in your holiday decor … more

Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman who recently traveled to Africa

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently … more

Girls basketball: Boulder gets past Brighton

Brighton High School girls basketball coach Jim French is making out a Bulldogs-centric season wish list just a few weeks before Christmas. His hopes came after Boulder turned back his Bulldogs … more

Parker Chronicle

7 ways to up your gift-giving game

(BPT) - Have you ever received a bad gift? Maybe Aunt Debbie gave you a bag of expired candy or your sibling gifted you a restaurant coupon. Perhaps your co-worker baked you peanut butter cookies and … more

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 … more

Masks not perfect, but do help, says local Colorado health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

Douglas County Gives 2021

Letter to the editor: Promote conversation in Parker

For years I have turned to the Parker Chronicle for differing voices and opinions, helping to broaden my perspective and deepen my understandings. Unfortunately, though, over the … more

Highlands Ranch Mansion to host holiday celebrations

Ring in the holiday season at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will arrive at the mansion at 10:15 a.m., with plans to stay through the end of the event at … more

I-25 South Gap project to wrap up early

All lanes of the Interstate 25 South Gap project will open nearly a year ahead of schedule, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado transportation officials announced Nov. 22. Construction on the 18-mile … more

Trotting into Thanksgiving in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch's 17th annual Turkey Day 5K was greeted by cool weather and a bit of snow on the ground. The run/walk offered a chance for racers to work up an appetite for the Thanksgiving meal. … more

Douglas County commissioners commit funding, time to mental health

In 2014, a local tragedy and a continued increase in suicide rates pushed the Douglas County Commissioners to take a serious look at how mental health was being managed, said Lora Thomas. Thomas, who … more

Mental Health Initiative a step ahead in Douglas County

Many states, cities and counties find themselves ill prepared to deal with the growing mental health crisis in America, but a proactive move by Douglas County in 2014 is helping the county meet needs … more

From newswriter to novelist: Littleton journalist publishes first book

Tabatha Deans Stewart is the former community editor for the Elbert County News, a sister publication of this newspaper. And now, the Littleton resident is a published novelist. Stewart’s first … more

Sterling Ranch in Douglas County is backdrop for old-school cattle drive

Residents of Sterling Ranch had the chance to see cowboys and cowgirls at work during a cattle drive in the community Nov. 21. This was the first time that Sterling Ranch — a 3,400-acre development … more

Holiday events coming to Lone Tree area

The holiday season is here. Santa will be making stops across the city and a variety of other events are coming up to help people celebrate. Here’s a roundup of a few holiday activities happening … more

Brighton councilman Kris Jordinelli resigns, faces DUI charge

Brighton Councilman Kris Jordinelli faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police before Thanksgiving.   His first court appearance -- a … more
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