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Douglas County’s Laydon, Teal rack up $26,000 in legal fees to fight Thomas lawsuit

After Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas filed a lawsuit against her colleagues — seeking to recover the attorney fees she incurred while defending allegations that she created a hostile work environment and wrongfully distributed a government document — Thomas has raised concern about the cost of her fellow commissioners fighting the lawsuit. While Commissioners Abe…

Parker police investigating two deaths

Updated 11/29/23 at 8:45 a.m. Two adult men are dead after being found shot early Tuesday afternoon in Parker, but police say that are not looking for any additional suspects, believing the two men were the only people involved in the incident. The men were found on the ground between the Parker Holiday Inn and…

Mike Peterson confirms he will resign from Douglas County School Board

Douglas County School Board President Mike Peterson is planning to resign from his board seat before the end of the year due to personal reasons. Peterson told the Douglas County News Press that he informed the board and Superintendent Erin Kane on Nov. 20 that he will be stepping down from his position. He said…



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Prep basketball: Colorado moves closer to implementing a shot clock

Colorado’s high school basketball programs are a bit closer to seeing a shot clock. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors officially recommended the use of a 35-second shot clock, effective in the 2026-2027 school year. This summer, CHSAA’s website said three in five athletic directors and district athletic directors wanted a shot…

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From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…

Arts, Culture & Entertainment: Parker Symphony marks anniversary

The Parker Symphony, conducted by Rene Knetsch, celebrates its 30th anniversary this season, beginning with a concert on Oct. 20 at the PACE Center titled, “Destination: Europe.” The Program will include Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody,” Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance;” and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” performed by Yumi Hwang-Williams, concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony.…

‘Raices’ brings flamenco to DU: 7 performers grace stage at Gates Hall

Seven performers appeared at Newman Center’s Gates Hall on Oct. 13 and I hope they’ll return! Energy, grace, music, song, skill were all included in the wonderful “Raices” program, presented by Maria Vasquez:, who operates Flamenco Denver, a studio on Denver’s South Broadway, that teaches these emphatic and graceful dance skills. Vasquez grew up dancing…


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WinterFest brings magic to Thornton

Thornton’s WinterFest — a family-focused holiday celebration highlighted this year by fireworks and drone displays — returns Dec. 8-10 to Carpenter Park, 11000 Colorado Blvd. During WinterFest, the city creates a holiday village on the park’s playing fields, with structures that include Santa’s house, an elves’ cottage, a reindeer hospital and a gingerbread house, all…

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