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'It's about doing community service'

Dozens of area residents stood in front of a machine that spit out mail ballots in rapid fire in just one step of the process Arapahoe County uses to count votes. Matt Crane, Arapahoe County clerk …

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide …
Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County
Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent Republicans in both the sheriff and county …

Providers of low-income help say they need help

A staple of low-income assistance for families in the south metro area says if things don't change soon, it may have to make large cuts to its operation. Amid funding cuts and challenging attitudes …

My Name Is ... Holly Velarde

Finding the truth I've always loved history. I loved historical fiction growing up. I was obsessed with the Civil War. I'd re-enact battles in my back yard. I love to find the truth of history — …

Novel-writing month lights fire under authors

A gray-walled basement room might seem like an unlikely wellspring of creativity. But for the writers who convened in Bemis Library’s community room on Nov. 1, it was the jumping-off point for a …

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our …

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Remembering those who serve

They are older men now, their beards white and their shoulders drooped. But when Littleton's veterans stood at attention and saluted their nation's flag on Veterans Day, in their eyes burned the …

Life

‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by …

Sports

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. …

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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Thanksgiving is good time to share crucial information

Thanksgiving is a special time to gather around family and friends and count your blessings. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food, and make new (and remember old) memories. Just being grateful puts …

Avoid Election Day woes, vote and celebrate veterans

Votes, Vets, Turkeys! Back to Mountain Standard Time. Please vote wisely so you don’t end up with a turkey. The mailbox lately is gobblin’ up the election fliers and outlines, and the news media …

Cooking is the currency of love

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child wrote that in a letter to her friend, Avis DeVoto, in early 1953. Julia is known around the world for her love of food — …
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