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Antonio Vargas was one of four patients at Parker Adventist to receive the free joint replacement surgery last week. The surgeries — which are completely free for patients and include everything from implant to the surgeon’s time to follow-up medications — are part of Operation Walk USA 2017, a nationwide campaign that has seen more than 700 patients receive new joints since 2010. 

Shipping giant UPS announced this week it has started construction on 360,000-square-foot building in the 110-acre East Park 70 industrial park. The park is just off I-70 near East 23rd Avenue and Smith Road on the city’s eastern edge. The $90-million facility, which is set to open for some operations this holiday season and should be complete by 2019, is expected to employ 700 people