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Parker files suit against Douglas County over trash facility

The Town of Parker has filed a civil lawsuit against Douglas County in an effort to stop the building of a recycling/trash-transfer facility on the town's northern border. At the center of the … more

Arrest made in 2010 slaying of teacher

The Elbert County Sheriff's Office announced it has arrested Dan Pesch, 34, in connection with the 2010 death of Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson. Pesch was arrested on Dec. 19 in Littleton by … more

Wheelers for the Wounded comes through for veterans

Veteran Morgan Huston served as a staff sergeant in the Air Force, and was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. The physical demands of his service caught up with him after he was discharged in … more

Douglas County Senior Foundation provides critical support

Each year, members of the Douglas County Senior Foundation strive to collect as many donations as they can in order to provide grants for area nonprofits supporting the county’s senior population. … more

Parker planners approve affordable-housing development

Parker planning commissioners voted 5-2 to approve the site-plan amendment submitted by Dominium Development to build a 204-unit affordable housing apartment complex in the Stroh Ranch neighborhood. … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more

$390.8 million county budget approved by commissioners for 2018

When it comes to the county budget, Douglas County commissioners have placed the largest emphasis on public safety and transportation in recent years. That will remain true in 2018, although even … more

School board hears recommendations on financial literacy education

Personal financial literacy is an important skill for Douglas County students to develop, some school board members said at a Dec. 12 board of education meeting, where recommendations for how to … more

Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more

Time to Talk: Connecting the dots for treatment proves challenging

Knowing whom to call or where to go for mental health care can be daunting and overwhelming. “When you are mentally ill,” said William Henricks, CEO of AllHealth Network, which provides mental … more

Time to Talk: ‘If people are in crisis, they shouldn’t have to wait’

Jo Ann Mahoney, 34, used to be insured by Medicaid, the federal public health insurance program for low-income people. It allowed her to see a therapist for depression and anxiety. Therapy, she said, … more

Time to Talk: Campaigns fight stigma that follows mental illness

Dan Jackson was at dinner with a colleague when he felt the onset of a panic attack. So he took a Xanax, prescribed by his psychiatrist to calm him. When his colleague’s tone of voice and facial … more

Time to Talk: A shared story

Growing up in Highlands Ranch, Sydney Chapin, 19, had everything she needed: a nice home where she lived with her parents and younger sister, good schools, close friends, money to pay for a tutor or … more

Horsing around in Parker

Warm temperatures and clear skies may have left Parker residents wondering if the holiday season really was approaching, as they lined the sidewalks of downtown Mainstreet for the town's annual … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Proposed Parker development aims to be warm, welcoming

Parker Mainstreet Partners LLC is proposing a mixed-use development that they hope will provide a warm and welcoming sense of place in Parker, in the area known as the West End of Mainstreet. The … more

Neither side backing down on proposed trash transfer facility

A proposed waste and recycling transfer facility on 11.5 acres of land east of I-25 has drawn criticism from Parker residents, who live across Chambers Road from the site, since they were made aware … more

Former school staff member suspected of taking 'upskirt' video of women, girls

A Douglas County School District employee was arrested Dec. 8 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child after the principal of the school where he was working called police to report inappropriate … more

Migration out of Colorado reaches record in 2016

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its … more

E-470 widening project complete

The addition of a third lane in each direction along E-470 from Quincy Avenue to Parker Road is now complete. Part of the eight-mile Road Widening Project, the new lanes will allow the toll road to … more
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