Keyword: Nick Puckett
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What is an urban renewal authority?

Urban renewal is a process in which privately owned properties within a given area are purchased or taken by eminent domain by a city or town and redeveloped. Tax Increment Financing (TIF) allows … more

Open space, high density or somewhere in the middle?

Parker town officials have a vision: a downtown with a walkable marketplace, a variety of dining choices — an exciting, vibrant space that draws customers to downtown and generates revenue. The … more

‘A tradition every year’

Parker Days 2019 came and went June 6-9 bringing with it a weekend of fun as summer draws nearer. Thousands turned out from across the Denver metro area to celebrate one of the first major fair and … more

'There was no hesitation, there was no looking around'

Brendan Bialy called Kendrick Castillo, who died in the May 7 STEM School shooting, a “legend.” At a press conference May 8, Bialy, who was one of three STEM School students who reportedly … more

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in … more

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

Light rail extension project to open May 19

Officials from the Regional Transportation District announced Jan. 25 that the Southeast Rail Extension Project for the E, R and F lines to three locations in Lone Tree will officially open for service May 19. more

Parker SECOR opens doors to furloughed employees

The Parker-based Southeast Community Outreach center welcomes all furloughed federal employees to access its food bank as of Jan. 16. The special invitation extends indefinitely as the partial … more

Hit the slopes without going broke

Vail and Beaver Creek resorts recently announced their day passes jumped to $209 per day at the door, a new all-time high, serving as a reminder that a day on the slopes is anything but cheap. … more

Parker children lead charge for food-share program

A group of Gold Rush Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders are leading the charge for an inter-school food drive for the Parker Task Force and are encouraging their older classmates to do the … more

Parker's Twin House didn’t meet criteria to be saved

For nearly 50 years, the Twin Houses of Parker stood apart on opposite ends of town. The once-identical buildings used to be a place where people sick with tuberculosis went to be cured by the … more

Merryhill Preschool in Parker to shut down following violations

The Merryhill Preschool in Parker will be forced to close Jan. 4 after the Colorado Department of Human Services denied the school's renewal request based on a series of violations and a finding of … more

Daily stress of law enforcement work can build up

In law enforcement, having a sound frame of mind on a daily basis is paramount. Different agencies use different tactics to relieve stress or provide an outlet for an officer to talk through their … more

'A recipe to comfort your mind'

Douglas County School District — which with about 8,000 employees is the county's largest employer — believes using peer involvement to recognize and combat mental health issues its staff may be … more

Larger companies use EAPs to support employee mental health

One of the most prevalent mental health programs used by large businesses — including Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree; Douglas County School District; and Kroger, which operates King Soopers … more

Time to Talk: Employers putting more focus on mental health in the workplace

Caitlyn Grathwohl, a baker in a Castle Rock grocery store, has no reason to worry about being fired, yet the thought is always on her mind. The lonely hours on the night shift add to a feeling of … more
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