Happy to be Part of the Team

When Brad and Corrinn Howard took over Parker Lifestyle earlier this year, I had limited availability. My parents, who live in Arizona, were dealing with some health issues, so I knew I needed to have flexibility in my schedule.

Arbor Day Race

Parker Parks and Recreation's Inaugural Arbor Day 5 Mile Run/Walk & Family Fun Trek was Saturday, May 7, at Salisbury Park (rescheduled from Saturday, April 30).

Hilltop Celebration Features Art and History

The Fourth Annual Hilltop Art Fair, a community celebration of visual, performing and literary arts, was held April 30. Visitors learned about the history of Hilltop, a railroad town near the Douglas and Elbert county borders. Hilltop served as a stop for train and stagecoach routes in the late 1800s.

Around Town

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…

Be the Change

Bridging the gap between the safe, prosperous life that many high school students in Parker enjoy and the terrors of poverty, war and human rights abuses experienced by millions of people is no easy task. This is the mission undertaken by Dr. Mark Thorsen, social studies teacher at Ponderosa High School, who endeavors to make his students aware of the…

Parker Area Ribbon Cuttings

As Parker grows, the local businesses just keep getting better and better. The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed On the Rox Sports Bar & Grill, The Gnarly Root and I Love Kickboxing. Photography Raemirure Photography.

Three New Libraries are Opening in Douglas County

All the years of hard work and persistence to open new libraries in Douglas County are starting to come to fruition. Three branches of Douglas County Libraries (DCL) will open this year in Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Pines as part of the No Leaf Unturned campaign, which was originally announced in 2013.

Grand Junction: Capital of the Western Slope

As Interstate 70 crosses Vail Pass and heads into Mesa County, the freeway begins winding along the Colorado River with steep and rocky valleys on either side. Grand Junction is only four and a half hours from Parker, and the scenery change reminds travelers of Colorado's diversity.

Three Generations Enjoy Parker’s Small-Town Feel

Not many 8-year-olds get to climb the same trees or run through the same terrain as their fathers. As a third-generation Parker resident, Sean O’Malley gets to do that frequently. “He’ll come up here and start running,” says his father, Tom O’Malley, who grew up in the home his parents purchased 37 years ago on 15 acres in Ponderosa Hills.…

Luxurious Summer Time Lounging

Shannon Ash of Courtyard Furnishings offers custom patio furniture that is impeccably crafted, easy to care for and easy to love. The beautiful and luxurious furnishings they offer make your choices easy with tables in a multitude of shapes and sizes, generously-proportioned dining chairs, and of course, supremely comfortable loungers, sofas and rocking chairs - so you can relax and…

June 2016 Renovate & Refine

Awww, summer. Finally. After the snowfalls of this winter and spring, it's nice to have our sunshine state back. June is such a great month. We've planted our flowers, cushions are on the outdoor chairs, the fire pit is ready and deck evenings are calling us. We know that a long stretch of good weather has finally arrived, so let’s…

Father’s Day Grilling Done Right

Chef Brando here. As I think about Father's Day, I think about great memories with family and friends and lots of time spent at the grill. There are times when we have prepared great feasts and other times where grilling left us all feeling like it is better left to professionals.

Fly Fishing Near Minturn

If your family wants an exciting day catching fish on a river, look no farther than Minturn. Located just past Vail, the town's population has slightly more than 1,000 residents but offers plenty of opportunity for an incredible family outing.