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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

ICE detainee in viral video faces sixth deportation

A man arrested by ICE agents as he was being released from the Arapahoe County Detention Center in Centennial in a now-viral video was initially jailed for failure to appear on a years-old traffic …

Charter schools vie for bigger share of mill levy pie

Littleton Public Schools' Board of Education threw support behind a plan that would increase the amount of mill levy override funding they share with Littleton's charter schools, while retaining …
Denver Comic Con

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. …

Prison for man who attacked deputy with rifle

A Denver man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for attacking a Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy with an unloaded AR-15 rifle in Littleton last year. Deyon Rivas-Maestas, 26, pleaded guilty on …
Education

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …

Littleton High seniors get warm send-off

A joyous crowd under glorious sunshine cheered the Littleton High School Class of 2018 on May 25 as the seniors became graduates and launched the next steps of their life journeys. The sense of …

Arapahoe grads look ahead to bright future

With many students draped in honors sashes, the Arapahoe High School class of 2018 stepped into adult life on May 24 with high prospects. The class snagged a cumulative $23 million in scholarships, …

Heritage grads strut their stuff on stage

A cooperative cloud shaded the Heritage High School class of 2018 as they strutted, shimmied and danced across the stage for their diplomas at Littleton Public Schools stadium on May 23. “How many …
Business

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …

Southwest Plaza evolves with 'experiential' attractions

The indoor malls of yesteryear that once played host to department stores and shoe stores, with food courts and dark corridors, are largely gone. In their place have arisen mixed-use outdoor …

Littleton tea room offers a European getaway

Natasha du Coco wants her new tea room in downtown Littleton to be a place where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A place where customers aren’t checking their email or …
Faith

Supreme Court rules on side of Lakewood baker

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop in a case that LGBTQ advocates and religious freedom advocates alike have been eyeing closely. Masterpiece owner Jack …

SeaQuest Aquarium opens at Southwest Plaza

SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium opened at Southwest Plaza in south Jefferson County on June 2, showcasing more than 300 species, including stingrays, sharks, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. The …
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