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Hawk nest forces churchgoers to keep heads up

Churches usually welcome new families into their congregations with open arms and a seat in the pew, but the Parker Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is using black-and-yellow crime scene tape. A family of hawks recently built a nest in …
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Families on the fast track

About 40,000 people in the world are licensed to compete in drag racing, and for many of them, racing is a family tradition. The modern sport was established in 1951 and was designed for adult drivers. But the National Hot Rod Association looked …
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Forward momentum

Parents of budding gymnasts can tell you the biggest investment they and their children make is time: Children in gymnastics programs can spend anywhere from an hour per week for children in recreational programs to 18 hours for those on the Junior …
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    • Local girl reaches for the stars

      Since she was 4 years old, Cassie Sams has known she wanted to be an astronaut. “I was just looking up at the stars and thinking how cool it would be to go there,” the 12-year-old said. This summer, she took one small step toward that …

    • Interim superintendent's contract approved

      Erin Kane, an engineer and executive director of a local charter school, has been officially approved as the Douglas County School District's interim superintendent. By a 4-3 vote, the board …

    • Brew Tour returns to Douglas County

      Douglas County Libraries' Brew Tour is back, with events starting Aug. 31 and continuing each Wednesday in September, in a partnership between Douglas County Libraries and 10 local craft breweries. The breweries are: 105 West Brewing Co., 1043 …

    • My Name Is... Evelyn Poulo

      Driving to Parker I moved to Parker in August 2011. I drove a 16-wheeler rental truck from Portland to Denver. I lead the Parker Non-Fiction Book Club on the second Tuesday of every month, and I like to do light hikes, light bike rides, …

    • Pardon our dust: Library nears completion

      Libraries are historically quiet places, conjuring images of bespectacled old librarians shushing the giggles of children. But construction crews at Douglas County Library's new Parker branch are making lots of noise, and branch manager Amy Long …

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