Katy Parr

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Sandy Widener and John Parr live on in the Parr-Widener Award

    Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the sad day in December 2007 when Sandy Widener, Westword co-founder, was killed in a car crash that also took the life of her husband, John Parr, and their daughter Chase. Only then-seventeen-year-old Katy Parr survived. Every December 22, I find a reminder in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Remembering Sandy Widener, John Parr and Chase Parr

    katy tartakoff​The reminder for the memorial site at came in at 5:01 this morning. I did not need it: Not a day goes by that I do not think about Sandy Widener, John Parr and Chase Parr, the three members of a much-loved Colorado family who died in a horrific car wreck three year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    East High Angels are flying high in Denver

    ​This city is full of angels. On Sunday, I helped kick off the Parr-Widener 5K Walk-Run, an annual event that benefits the A Angels, a mentoring program at East High School, and is named for John Parr, Chase Parr and Sandy Widener, who died in a car crash at Christmas 2007. (Katy Parr, then ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    Be An Angel

    Helping East High’s mentoring program is a walk in the park.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    In Memory: Imagining a Great City

    Back in 1982, Sandy Widener, one of Westword’s co-founders who by then had gone on to far more respectable employment with Rocky Mountain Magazine, was charged with coming up with a campaign slogan for Federico Pena, a lawyer/legislator and very dark-horse candidate running for mayor of Denver. Jo ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 1/27/2008

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Remembering Sandy Widener

    In journalism, "30" means the end. But after thirty years, it's not easy to let somebody go.