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No new complaints about shooting range, officials say

A south Littleton shooting range that has been the target of controversy over the past year is officially open for business, and may get even bigger. Despite dire predictions from neighbors over …
Centennial City Council approves urban camping ban unanimously
The reasons why or why not to ban homeless camping on city-owned property added up to a conversation the Centennial City Council barely wanted to have.   Nearly a dozen activists, …

Historical Preservation Board member announces council run

Littleton Historical Preservation Board member Pam Grove has announced a bid for an at-large seat on city council this fall. Grove, 66, has worked in a variety of fields, according to a news release, …

Lightning strike on tree damages Carson Nature Center

South Platte Park rangers happened upon an electrifying scene on July 1, after a tree outside Carson Nature Center was struck by lightning, blasting out windows at the center and frying parts of the …

Fine Arts Board chair announces council run

Littleton Fine Arts Board chair Kate Eckel announced a bid for the District 2 seat on Littleton City Council this fall. The seat is currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Valdes, who is seeking …

My Name Is... MK Holody

Making things easier I help nonprofits increase their impact by doing more with their data. The company I work for, CiviCore, does data management for nonprofits. Say a group provides services to …


The ‘strong neighborhoods’ of District 4

Editor’s Note: District 4 covers the Wellshire, University Hills, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy and Souhmoor Park neighborhoods. When Kendra Black first ran for District 4 of city …


Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe …


Caddies earn Evans Scholarship

Thirteen Colorado students were awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview at Lakewood Country Club in …

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Quiet Desperation

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. …
Winning Words

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on …
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Saying goodbye to District 5

It is bittersweet that this is both my first and last column for the Washington Park Profile as District 5 councilwoman. I’ve been asked to write because re-districting in 2015 included the …

Reflecting on eight years in City Council

My time as the council representative for the FINE District 9 is ending, and July 15 will be my last day. As I close this chapter of my life, I’ve been reflecting on what we’ve been able to …
Winning Words

Look for opportunity amid negative change

Change happens. And as it has been said before: “Change happens, and it will happen again.” And when we are the ones making the changes, it can be incredibly thrilling and exciting as we prepare …
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