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The fruits of summer

The end of summer means it's harvest time at the Littleton Museum, where volunteers maintain authentic 19th-century farms. In the museum's 1890s-style garden, historical interpreter Kathie …
Littleton unveils drafts of future planning documents
Littleton residents have until Sept. 16 to give feedback on a pair of sweeping documents that will help guide development and growth in the city for decades to come. City officials unveiled the …

My Name Is ... Mo Kirk

Getting active I'm an activist and political organizer. In the past I was more on the front lines of activist campaigns, but I have a more internal, bureaucratic job nowadays. I onboard new people, …

Changing perceptions about who can recreate

Just about five years ago, Dan Boozan, killing time after his shift, struck up a conversation with a bartender who encouraged him to take up rock climbing. Boozan’s response was automatic: “I …

C-470 construction far behind schedule

It's like the sign says: construction ahead, expect delays. The C-470 Express Lanes project, which will add two tolled express lanes along the busy highway, was supposed to be done this summer. The …

Englewood Schools wants Colorado's Finest removed from rankings

After ratings from the Colorado Department of Education revealed disappointing results for Englewood Schools, the district is looking to remove Colorado's Finest High School of Choice, an alternative …

News

Doors Open Denver celebrates city architecture

The 15th annual Doors Open Denver event will feature 59 properties this year. Twelve of the properties on tour this year are new to the event, according to a news release. Tours are led by …

Life

Award-winning author releases middle grade book

Kids and horses were made for each other, especially when the kid is a young Colorado teen who dreams of owning a real mustang. But adopting wild horses isn't easy, especially when the young filly …

Sports

Take me out to the Old Timers ball game

In this youth baseball league, we, the players, ran the show. No coaches needed. We rounded up our buddies, hopped on our bikes and pedaled our single-speed bikes to Old Timers Baseball games on the …

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Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …
Quiet Desperation

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American …
Bringing in different grasses and flowers to your lawn can help lower the amount of water you use, as well as the amount of time you spend maintaining your lawn.

Rethinking the front lawn

Traditional lawns are everywhere, parks, golf courses, right of ways, ball fields — maybe even your front yard is a host to these seas of verdant green. We are conditioned at an early age that here …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
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