The Trail Season

Growing up in the Front Range, my parents never took me into the mountains. The mountains were there to direct me on which way was West. It wasn't until I went to Fort Lewis College in Durango in the '90s that I truly got a taste of all the trails offered. When I had to move back home after college for a…

Get Outside and Get Inspired

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood: sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

New Head Pastor Aaron Couch is the new head pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Parker. Aaron says he is most excited for, “new opportunity, new adventure—the people that we’ve met in Parker have been wonderful.” He preached his first weekend April 21. Aaron currently resides in Idaho and has been there for more than … Continued

Cattle Crossing 5K

Parker Parks and Recreation and RNK Running and Walking sponsored the annual Cattle Crossing 5K at Tallman Meadow Park in Parker June 1. Participants were highly encouraged to wear their best cowboy and cow getups. About 150 people participated. The top overall male and female finishers were Jay Hoskinson and Sarah Cottle of Parker.

Outdoor Playlist

A relaxed summer vibe brings the Colorado music scene alive. From small mountain-town parks featuring local bands to large stadium concerts headlining the hottest acts, there is no shortage of high-quality and superbly entertaining music. Coloradans have a broad taste in music, and musicians of many genres clamor to perform here. Home to one of the most astounding natural amphitheaters in the country, Colorado boasts a thriving homegrown music…

Parker Days

Parker Days, a signature event of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, was held June 6–10. Photos courtesy of Johnnie Medina of Through the Lens Photography

DIY Your Way to a Bug-Free Summer

Adult- and Kid-Friendly Natural Bug Repellents from A Beautiful Mess Photos and Article by A Beautiful Mess Adult Blend What you need + 10 drops lemon essential oil + 10 drops lemongrass essential oil + 8 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 1 ½ ounces distilled water (minus 1 teaspoon to … Continued

Designing an Oasis

The focal point of this Castle Rock master bath built in the early 2000s had been the massive jacuzzi tub with its bulky surround, something the current owners just didn’t use that often.

The Beauty of Giving Back

When Stacey James opened Stacey James Salon and Spa in Parker over 10 years ago, she found it difficult to hire stylists who had the technical and creative skills required for today’s beauty industry. Stacey saw a need and decided to fill it. Soon after opening her salon she also created and opened Stacey James Institute, a full-service cosmetology and…