September 2017 Around Town

The DAM has been privately fundraising for the North Building renovation for the last five years, receiving generous support from many early donors. The museum is also participating in the City of Denver’s General Obligation bond process to help fund ADA compliance, as well as life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and outdoor-safety upgrades. The bond would help to complete the…

August 2017 Around Town

The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. Today, the HBA is excited to announce the line-up of Denver area home builders and developers participating in the 2017 Denver Parade of Homes.

July 2017 Around Town

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. More than 500,000 visitors will celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the region’s largest free music festival, while enjoying cuisine from over 50 restaurants and food establishments, diverse musical acts performing…

June 2017 Around Town

Each year the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE) in partnership with the Colorado State Chamber (CACI) hosts their annual state chamber conference for all chambers of commerce in Colorado. On May 4, 2017, the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded with three Colorado state chamber awards.

May 2017 Around Town

JOHN ATENCIO will hold his first limited edition 'Trunk Show' during late April and early May in select John Atencio Boutique locations. Each event will feature an extraordinary and limited selection of black diamond necklace styles – showcased along side established John Atencio Collections which complement the exotic and elegant evening look. As with all John Atencio diamonds, each of…

April 2017 Around Town

For a state that has everything to offer, it’s amazing that we still hear those two dreaded words from our kids, “I’m bored!” Well, guess what? We’ve got a remedy for that this summer. Community Sailing of Colorado offers an incredible series of summer camps for kids ages 5-17 in Boulder and Denver. Learn to Sail, Intermediate, Advanced, and even…

March 2017 Around Town

Douglas County Libraries’ Adventure Pass program is expanding in 2017 with the addition of Denver's Clyfford Still Museum as a partner. Through the Adventure Pass program, library patrons can reserve free passes to six local cultural institutions, including Clyfford Still Museum, using their library cards.

February 2017 Around Town

Restaurateur and Owner of Destination Hospitality Restaurant Group (Aurum, Hush Concepts) opened Table79 Foodbar in the former bistro c.v. space in Steamboat, Colorado. An 84 seat, New American restaurant, the Foodbar will be a multi-seat marquis seating option offering guests the front row to hearth-style cooking. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Natalie Neiderhofer, the menu will offer composed yet casual…

January 2017 Around Town

Renowned chef Frank Bonanno, proprietor of Bonanno Concepts, cookbook author and host of the PBS series Chef Driven, announced today that SupperBell, the chef prepared dinner delivery service where he serves as the Culinary Director, will expand its delivery services, effective today, into Aurora, Englewood and Littleton. Neighborhoods and offices in the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, Southglenn, East Lowry,…

December 2016 Around Town

The Tour de Ladies women-only cycling event, which took place on July 9, 2016, raised $17,438 for the Crisis Center, which provides programs and services to domestic violence victims. The Tour de Ladies empowers women through pedal power by encouraging women to be physically active, train for the event, and participate at the level they feel comfortable. It also empowers…

November 2016 Around Town

Ponderosa High School will perform the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” for five consecutive days beginning Nov. 15. Originally produced in 1960 as a “black comedy,” this outlandish story of a carnivorous plant was made into a rock musical in 1982 and a hit movie in 1986. The Ponderosa Mustangs’ version will hold true to the Broadway version, so expect…

October 2016 Around Town

The Rotary Club of Parker honored senior Michaela Udlock as its September Student of the Month from Ponderosa High School. Michaela has a 4.16 grade-point-average and is ranked ninth in her class of 323 students. Udlock is a member of the National Society, Spanish Honors Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Ponderosa Activities Cabinet, Pep band, and…

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The Rotary Club of Parker and Remi, the drug-sniffing. crime-fighting police dog, teamed up for a “meet and greet” the public on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the gazebo in O’Brien Park. The event was part of the annual National Night Out crime prevention festivities put on by the Parker Police Department.

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Coloradans have a passion for everything outdoors – skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking, camping and more. It’s what makes this state so unique and everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the exciting outdoor adventures that Colorado has to offer. This is the mission of the non-profit Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, located in Steamboat: to empower and enrich the lives…

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Heidi Heath of Heath Chiropractic & Acupuncture was the 2016 winner of the Jim Adkins Award for her contributions to the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. She received the award at the May 12 Business Impact Meeting. The Jim Adkins Award is given each year to the Chamber member who has exemplified community service, shown leadership in community organization, is…

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Parker Parks and Recreation and Nothing But Net (NBN) Elite Basketball welcome back the Chauncey Billups Basketball Academy, which will include celebrity appearances and guidance from professional players and coaches. Former celebrity coaches have included Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kenneth Faried, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry, Corey Brewer and Jamal Crawford. This year’s celebrity coaches will be announced closer to the…

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Students at Frontier Valley Elementary School recently traveled around the world with Google Pioneer Expeditions and Google Cardboard. Students visited Egypt, Mt. Everest, a waterfall in Venezuela, the moon and the Galapagos Islands – all in one day! Available only to a small number of selected schools, Frontier Valley students were the lucky recipients for the demo of this new…

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The Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Parker held its annual celebration at the Parker United Church on January 20 with an evening that was highlighted by a visit from Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran, who was visiting from Sri Lanka and presented five RCC members with a Distinguished Service Citation for presentations given earlier in the month. The evening began…

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Douglas County Libraries (DCL) welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees, Ron Cole and John Howe, both of whom have professional and civic experience that will benefit the library district in 2016 and beyond. Cole has worked for 50 years as a technical analyst in government intelligence. He is currently a Colorado Space Business Roundtable board member and…

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If you’re wondering what’s going on with all that construction and earth-moving equipment next to Costco in Crown Point, it’s the beginnings of two major projects – a Gander Mountain and Boondocks Food & Fun Center. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2016, the 57,600-square-foot Gander Mountain store will be the company’s third location in Colorado, joining existing stores…

December 2015 Around Town

Parker’s annual Christmas Carriage 
Parade will begin at noon on Saturday, December 12, in downtown Parker and will feature marching bands, equestrian entries and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Area residents are invited to arrive early and stay after the parade to experience holiday ice sculpting and a petting zoo and pony rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Home…

November 2015 Around Town

In its efforts to provide those in need with a good meal this Thanksgiving, the Parker Task Force (PTF) is asking for food basket or monetary donations. Baskets should include complete Thanksgiving dinners that families can prepare at home, packaged in baskets/tubs/boxes for four to six people. Deliveries should be made to the new Parker Task Force building at 19105…

October 2015 Around Town

Four Pine Grove Elementary third-graders were the winners in a poster contest held by the Town of Parker to celebrate Colorado Cities & Towns Week.

September 2015 Around Town

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Foundation is hosting an inaugural Fête des Fables Gala on Friday, Sept. 25, at the beautiful Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9950 E. Gateway Dr. Complete with silent and live auctions, the Big Bad Bash will transport participants into the world of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Organizers promise the event is “not your grandmother’s gala” and have many…

August 2015 Around Town

Local families are invited to take a walk through Parker’s history as they look for clues during a scavenger hunt around downtown Parker, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.

July 2015 Around Town

For the second straight year, Chaparral High School’s Maddie Malhotra was named Photographer of the Year by the Colorado High School Press Association. Malhotra, who is the first to be a repeat winner, served as the editor-in-chief of Chaparral’s yearbook. According to an article on the Douglas County School District’s website, Chaparral Yearbook Adviser Jeremy Kamm says that choosing Malhotra…

June 2015 Around Town

Parker resident and childhood cancer survivor, Michael Loomer, will once again host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on June 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jola Park, at the corner of Clarke Farms Drive and Motsenbocker.