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Ponderosa seniors graduate at Echo Park Stadium

Seniors turned their tassels and became graduates May 17 during the Ponderosa High School graduation at Echo Park Stadium in Parker. This year, the school transitioned into the latin honor system … more

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery. more

Look — up in the sky!

On a summer night long ago, we happened to be at the top of Independence Pass at midnight, after a gully-washer soaked our tent and sleeping bags at Maroon Bells Campground and it became necessary to … more

Parker mayor covers growth, roads, finances in State of Town speech

Parker Mayor Jeff Toborg spoke about highlights from the past year and expectations for 2022 during the first in-person State of the Town speech since the COVID-19 pandemic. “The state of … more

Parker Trader Joe’s opens its doors

Dozens of customers lined up down the sidewalk of Trader Joe’s May 6 as the store cut its ribbon and allowed hungry Parkerites inside for the very first time. As the lei-wearing customers … more

Douglas County funds second youth community response team

More students experiencing a mental health crisis in Douglas County schools will soon have access to trained responders after the Douglas County commissioners funded an expansion of the … more

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains: 'You couldn’t create a more terrifying scenario'

Vicki Cowart saw this coming. The chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has been working to get her organization ready for what she calls “our terrible forecast” — the leaked Supreme Court decision indicating that Roe v Wade will be overturned. more

Miss Colorado competition plans to make Parker its home

After three years of holding its event in Parker, the Miss Colorado competition plans to make the town its permanent home for Memorial Day weekends.  more

Fundraiser will highlight women’s We Can Do It! program

The International Rescue Committee is hosting its Welcome Home fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. June 1 at the pavilion at City Park, 2001 Steele St., in Denver. IRC is a not-for-profit that is … more

Nominations being accepted for endangered Colorado places

Colorado residents are encouraged to nominate a historic place in Colorado that is currently threatened to be considered for Colorado’s Most Endangered Places list. Any individual or organization … more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

It’s happening: Trader Joe’s in Parker opens next week

The highly anticipated Trader Joe’s grocery store in Parker has officially set its opening date as May 6, according to a news release from the organization. The store, located in north … more

Douglas County commissioners again remove Lora Thomas as chair 

Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas has been removed from her position as leader of the board for the second time almost exactly one year after it happened initially. more

Man gets life in prison for 2020 fatal gas-station shooting in Centennial

A man convicted of fatally shooting a convenience-store clerk after the clerk had complied with his demands for cigarettes and money during a Centennial robbery was sentenced to life in prison without parole. more

Outgoing CHSAA commissioner bids farewell

AURORA -- Rhonda Blanford Green took in her last Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting April 21. She discussed the association's budget, and she thanked the council … more

Children's Hospital partners with YMCA

On April 21, Children’s Hospital Colorado announceda a new partnership with the YMCA of Metro Denver that will impact kids inside and outside of the hospital. The organizations will come together … more

State suspends Centennial clinic from giving COVID vaccine shots

A health care provider based in Centennial was suspended from providing COVID-19 vaccinations after the state public health department found “multiple occurrences of storage and handling issues” and discovered that the facility was charging some patients a fee for vaccination. more

Former DCSD Superintendent Corey Wise breaks silence, files complaint against former employer

Corey Wise has broken his silence — and the ousted superintendent has filed a complaint against his former employers alleging retaliation, discrimination and that his infamous firing was illegal. more

Douglas County Schools fails to provide full response to record request

The Douglas County School District has refused to release the name of at least one person who requested a list of teachers who were absent Feb. 3 — the day of a controversial sick-out. more

Guest Column: Collective bargaining a bad deal for counties and taxpayers

Who is Douglas County? We are public servants. We maintain your county parks and open space, your roads and sidewalks. We provide safety and security for your community. We support at-risk … more
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