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Health department orders five restaurants in Douglas County to shutter

The Tri-County Health Department has ordered five Douglas County restaurants, each located in Parker and Castle Rock, to close, saying they refused to comply with the state’s latest health order … more

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often … more

Letter to the editor: Food bank is grateful for help

Food bank is grateful for help Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 was a special day at the Parker Task Force food bank. During our drive-up food drive the community donated 317 cases of food, enough to feed 150 … more

Letter to the editor: Biden brings hope for immigrants

Biden brings hope for immigrants The past four years have been trying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also known as Dreamers, and many other immigrants. Since 2017, … more

Letter to the editor: Give up one gathering out of respect

Give up one gathering out of respect After over 30 years of hosting Thanksgiving dinner, this year I canceled. As a retired medical technologist, and parent of an emergency room nurse, I have too … more

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. … more

Skate park assault suspects arrested

Two suspects turned themselves in on charges related to an assault at Railbender Park Nov. 7. The Parker Police Department posted to its Facebook page Nov. 20 announcing the arrest. The two suspects … more

Parker woman now a midshipman, Navy Reserve member

A Parker woman and Lutheran High School graduate was recently sworn in as a midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. Amaranda Maureen Teany, … more

Culture, recreation hit hardest by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented restrictions on business had a lesser impact on the Town of Parker’s operating budget than expected, according to the most recent projection for the … more

Delivering a celebration

The words “food pantry” and “low-resource families” conjure up familiar images: Lines of parents down on their luck, collecting donated groceries to keep themselves and their children afloat. … more

County to weigh road plans tied to Spring Valley Ranch

Jim Marshall, developer of the Spring Valley Ranch community north of Elizabeth, is set to appear before the Elbert County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. on Dec.1 to present proposed changes to the … more

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from … more

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Honeybee program available online

Hudson Gardens has rescheduled “The Amazing Honeybee” from Nov. 11 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 17, and it might provide some readers with a new interest — you can pursue a list of classes at the Gardens … more

Miniature arts show is kind of a big deal

Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery in downtown Littleton is an inviting and quiet spot to do some holiday shopping and you can take any art purchased with you on the day you visit. Members of … more

Q&A with Michael Agostinho, Legend High School teacher

Michael Agostinho is a history teacher at Legend High School in Parker and an executive board member of the Douglas County Federation, the local teachers’ union in the Douglas County School … more

Creek, Valor, Legend advance to football semifinals

Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been … more

Douglas County offers funding to help businesses struggling as new COVID-19 restrictions kick in

Douglas County restaurant owners are feeling increasingly anxious about the coming months as new restrictions related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 now prohibit all indoor dining. It's because … more

As Douglas County restaurants cease indoor dining, some consider defying new COVID-19 orders

As the deadline to cease indoor dining loomed, several Douglas County restaurants were debating how — and if — to comply with the new public health orders while local leaders urged caution. Gov. … more

‘Mrs. Claus’ hopes to save Christmas

The Christmas decorations on Kam Breitenbach’s fireplace stay up year-round. A small, plastic tree and a smiling snowman sit beneath the mantel displaying her master’s degree in Santa school. It … more
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