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Ray Hays, left, and his caretaker Carla Baker spent the night on cots in a Red Cross shelter after a fire forced them out of the Windermere apartments on Nov. 17. Hays, who is blind and half deaf, returned to the complex after being evicted following a 2016 fire. Photo by David Gilbert

'I can't believe this is happening again'

For some of the dozen residents who spent the night in a Red Cross shelter after a fire forced the evacuation of the Windermere senior living apartments on Nov. 17, the situation feels all too …
The Columbine Mill, built in 1901, has stood empty for three years. Its owner says he’s working with the city to come up with a new floor plan for the historic building, but the city says it hasn’t received any submittals.

Columbine Mill still vacant despite downtown boom

Littleton’s downtown might be in the middle of a boom, but one landmark just off Main Street remains vacant. The Columbine Mill, the historic grain elevator at 5798 S. Rapp St., has stood empty for …
Cindy Dietz speaks in front of a statue of her son Danny, a Navy SEAL, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005.

Fallen heroes honored alongside Dietz

The parents of Navy SEAL Danny Dietz dedicated a new memorial on Nov. 12 to the 19 American servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice alongside their son in Afghanistan in 2005. The stone obelisk, …
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Election 2018

Coffman's reign ends amid Trump backlash

In a swath of suburban Denver, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman survived a redrawing of his district's map seven years ago that brought more ethnic diversity into electoral play. A few years later, …

Election 2018

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen …
Education
Tom Boasberg, former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, gives a high five to a student on the first day of school at Escalante-Biggs Academy in north Denver.

DPS announces interim superintendent

Dr. Ron Cabrera steps in as interim superintendent Following Tom Boasberg’s departure as superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS) on Oct. 19, board members announced that Dr. Ron Cabrera would …

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 …
Attendees of Littleton Public Schools' Sources of Strength meeting hold decals aloft that are meant to remind them to reach out to people in need.

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 …
From left, Primrose School mascot Percy, school owners Reza and Farima Nemat, their two sons Kurosh and Shaheen, Broncos mascot Miles, and Primrose School director Delise Evans cut the ribbon on the school's new sustainability and security efforts.

Primrose School celebrates comeback after arson

Not yet three months after a still-unsolved arson fire ravaged their building, the faculty and parents of the Primrose preschool in south Littleton celebrated their little community's comeback. …

Newton Middle School Principal James O’Tremba stands beside an electric wheelchair lift that traverses a four-stair rise, which he said can take eight to 10 minutes to utilize. Newton is one of the schools that would see a rebuild offering better disabilities access if voters approve Littleton Public Schools’ nearly $300 million bond issue this fall.

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student …
Business
Catherine Jaffee in one of the studios at House of Pod in Five Points. House of Pod helps to train people on how to create podcasts and tell their own stories.

Meet your neighbor: Catherine Jaffee

Meet your neighbor spotlights interesting people and projects outside of the traditional Washington Park Profile coverage area that caught our attention. If you have suggestions email Kailyn Lamb at …
Construction on the Denver Tennis Park near Washington Park is completed. The park will open this month and is run by a nonprofit organization that aims to teach kids how to play tennis.

Washington Park Profile: November Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquires on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …
Gabe Nagel, owner of Gabe’s Bazaar, sells his products at a gala put on by the Young Americans organization. Nagel typically does business at events like this one and has also sold his products in a number of retail locations.

Colorado kids become their own bosses

The Denver eighth-grader currently runs Gabe’s Bazaar, a business that sells two major products: massage candles that melt into lotion and Super Bars, which combine deodorant, sunscreen, …
A SoulCycle exercise studio will be opening in Cherry Creek North this month. The studio is located in the St. Paul Collection at 265 St. Paul St.

Life on Capitol Hill: November Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in north Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business …

The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …
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