A Month of Love and More

February holds a special place in my heart. It’s the month my husband proposed to me and the month we sold our first home in Parker’s Stonegate neighborhood so we could move out to the country. Oddly enough, both of those events happened on the same day – and it wasn’t Valentine’s Day. It was February 8. I know I’m…

Parker’s Holiday Spirit

Parker area residents showed their holiday spirit in a variety of ways, including watching or riding in the Town's annual Carriage Parade, entertaining kids as Santa and his elf, donating to or volunteering at the Parker Task Force, and celebrating with members of South Metro Business Connections.

A New Year’s Celebration in England

The Legend High School Titan Marching Band traveled to London over the winter break to march in the 30th Annual London New Year's Day Parade and see the sights.

Cram the Cruiser

Members of the Parker Police Department collected food and money during their annual Cram the Cruiser event to benefit the Parker Task Force’s Backpack Program. They were joined by The Snow Queens, Elsa and Anna, as they supported the program that helps homeless students in Douglas County.

Healthy Lifestyle Celebration

Koko FitClub was host of the January 9 Healthy Lifestyle Celebration, where representatives from the health and fitness industry shared ways in which attendees could become healthier in 2016! Photography Ted Veltrie

Comedians Give a Helping Hand

Some metro area comedians are opening their hearts to the Parker community. Not only are they making Parker area residents laugh – and laugh loud – but they’re also supporting three local charities. Known as The Red Shirt Landing Party, this group of comedians has been doing improv and stand up for more than 10 years and more than three…

Around Town

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…

February: The Month of the Heart

The heart is often referred to as the symbol of love. While love is vital to a fulfilling life, a healthy heart is crucial to it. A healthy heart functions without us having to even think about it. It beats about 100,000 times per day and pumps 1.5 gallons of blood through the body per minute. The more in shape…

The Dransfeldts

Fred and Gunhild Dransfeldt were part of the strong civic-minded culture that made Parker the wonderful community it was in its earliest days. In fact, if you recognize the name, it’s because Dransfeldt Road was named after the family. Fred and Gunhild were always civic-minded, says their daughter, JoAnn “Josie” Fetters. They always wanted to see what could be done…

Students Learn Business Tools 
in Class and DECA Events

Thomas Green and Logan Eatherton are among the Parker area students heading to the state DECA competition in Colorado Springs this February. The two Ponderosa High School seniors competed as a team in the Business Law and Ethics category during the Douglas County School District (DCSD) competition in November. After they were given a “real world” business scenario, the team…

Jericho and Bella: A Dream Come True

After Julie Regester of Minatare, Neb., had a riding accident on an unpredictable horse, she was understandably hesitant to get back in the saddle. A local horse trainer who was familiar with the Harmony Equine Center suggested that Julie consider adopting one of the formerly abused or neglected horses there, which is how Julie met Jericho. An 8-year-old paint gelding…

Tips to Refresh and Renew Your Home

Well, we made it. The busy days of the holidays are behind us. Our guests have left, the holiday decor has been put away and the only evidence of those big holiday meals you cooked are on the scale. Or at least that is where mine is. You had spent days, maybe weeks, making your home beautiful and welcoming for…

An Adventure to Remember

Admiring the Statue of Liberty up close, hanging 10 in the Pacific Ocean or exploring Europe’s most charming cities are just some of the experiences that may rank high on your travel bucket list. Creating that list is just the beginning. The real fun begins when you start making your travel dreams a reality, whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon…

Mom on Patrol

When my brother Gene and I were moving our mom into assisted care a few years ago, I came across her rust-colored National Ski Patrol jacket. Myra Toussaint (Slusser) Devine fought her way onto the all-volunteer – and nearly all-male – National Ski Patrol in 1959. It was quite a battle. Myra, who had learned to ski in her twenties,…