2015 Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 
Community Celebration

The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2015 and its 50th anniversary at a Community Celebration Dec. 2 at Colorado Golf Club. Members enjoyed dinner, awards, dancing and a silent auction to raise money for the scholarship fund. Photography Blue Talon Photography

Wishing you a fit 
and healthy new year.

The dedicated members of the RNK running group stay in shape by running together on Saturday mornings, even in cold weather. Photography Ted Veltrie Happy New Year! Oh yes, it’s that time of year when people talk about getting into shape and losing those pounds they put on over the holiday season. I have to say I’m among the crowd.…

Parker Groups Honor Veterans

Veterans were recognized by a variety of local groups in November, including the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce 
on Nov. 12 and the Rotary Club of Parker on Nov. 5.

Saturday Morning Trading Post Market

Parker Garage and its farm to table philosophy came to the rescue in December for those missing Parker’s weekly farmers’ market. The restaurant held a Saturday Morning Trading Post Market on three Saturdays, featuring local suppliers of meat, organic produce, breads, honey, jams and more. Photography Ted Veltrie

Around Town

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…

Parker Police Save Lives

While Parker police officers consider saving lives a part of their job, those types of emergency calls don’t happen that often. But between Aug. 21 and Oct 24, two men were lucky to have Parker officers, trained in CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators, come to their rescue. The first call occurred on Aug. 21, just after Sgt.…

The Importance of Lean Body Mass

A trip to the doctor for an annual physical or particular ailment often leads to the recommendation of eating better and getting more exercise. Richard Walker, D.C., a chiropractor, and Linda Tetor, M.D., a general practitioner, took that advice one step further this summer when they opened a digital gym that focuses on fitness and lean body mass rather than…

All Sports Physical Therapy Focuses 
on Injury Prevention

Physical therapist Lisa Ralston’s passion for helping student athletes developed early in her career. “Twenty-five years ago, not a lot of PTs specialized in treating adolescent athletes,” says Ralston, the owner of All Sports Physical Therapy in Parker. “I think I was drawn to that because I started to see more adult-like injuries in our kids at a younger age.…

The Road to a Healthy Mouth

“Most people are living with some kind of gingivitis or undiagnosed periodontal disease,” according to Bonifacio Guillena, D.M.D., or “Dr. Bono” as his staff calls him at Perfect Teeth in Parker. Guillena diagnoses and treats periodontal disease. “Periodontal means ‘around the tooth.’ When you brush your teeth, brush your tongue and gums as well. Before I became a dentist, I…


Five Parker high school students have been honored by the Rotary Club of Parker in recent months for their achievements in their final year of high school. The Chaparral High School students were Dawson Cranmer, who was honored in October, and Emma Hayden, the November honoree. Dawson is a member of the National Honor Society, student government, and the varsity…

Choosing the 
Right School

We are so fortunate to live in a district where we have so many educational programs to choose from for our children. However fortunate we are, there's no denying that so many programs can cause our heads to spin. As a parent of three grown boys, a home-school mom, charter school founder and now the CEO of Step to Success…

The Past 
is a Present

Here we go, 2016, another new year. And as good little citizens of this fast-paced world, we begin immediately to look forward. We set resolutions, new goals for the year, run the numbers to see where we might be able to get to this year. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. As humans, our minds are built for moving forward.…

Prairie Unitarian 
Universalist Church: 
A Joyful, Caring 

Unitarian Universalists in Parker, Aurora and surrounding areas founded Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church 16 years ago with support from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other UU congregations in the Denver metro area. It has become a joyful, caring community that nurtures one’s mind and spirit, celebrates diversity, and works for justice. Unitarian Universalists are diverse in faith but are…