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Development at Santa Fe and Mineral could get green light

A public hearing could soon give the green light to housing and retail development on one of Littleton’s largest remaining parcels of open land. City council will decide on April 20 whether to …
Twain and Peabody elementaries to close
Twain and Peabody elementary schools in Centennial will close in coming years, marking another milestone in a series of consolidations in Littleton Public Schools in the face of declining enrollment. …

My Name Is... Thomas Quinlan

Surviving every day A few years ago, I was hit by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I lost everything. I lost my business, my friends, and connections with my family. I became homeless. I …

Quarantines growing at Littleton Public Schools

Littleton Public Schools is averaging seven to eight quarantines a day since bringing middle and high school students back for full-time in-person learning in mid-March, district officials say. More …

A march to remember

Frank Francone was just 19 years old when he first laid eyes on Camp O’Donnell. The Denver native was drafted fresh out of high school in the summer of 1945, the final months of World War II. By …

Tri-County OKs one-month extension to COVID dial

The Tri-County Health Department’s board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state’s dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …

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Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty held a press conference outside the Justice Center at 10 a.m. on Thursday to announce new charges against King Sooper's shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa. Dougherty also gave a status update on the investigation into the March 22 shooting.
The broad disruption to Americans’ lifestyles that the coronavirus caused likely led to an increase in deaths among people with Alzheimer’s disease — and that loss of life was not directly due …
Colorado allowed its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions to expire as expected in mid-April, clearing the path for local public health agencies to decide what limits to enforce on businesses and …
As the whirlwind of changes to public health restrictions in the Denver metro area continues, residents may be wondering what it all means for summer events and gatherings as public health officials …
The Tri-County Health Department's board of health voted to extend a modified version of the state's dial framework for one month during an April 8 meeting, impacting Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas …
Life
Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …
It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
The immensity of loss as a result of COVID-19 is something that the state, country and world are going to be grappling with for a long time to come, and as is so often the case, the arts will play a …
One of the few good news stories to come out of Hollywood in 2020 is the continuing recognition of the contributions women make to the film industry. There’s still a lot of work to do to achieve …
Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
Sports
AURORA -- The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs will be the host venue for this year's state volleyball tournament. Brad Cochi, CHSAA's new digital media director, also said the tournament …
AURORA -- Spring snowstorms forced a change in the schedule for relreasing this year's state soccer playoff brackets. The Colorado High School Activities Association pushed the end of the boys …
There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports …
First-round and Sweet 16 games were completed in the boys and girls state basketball playoffs before the snow storm halted action on March 13. Great 8 games in Class 3A, 4A and 5A were rescheduled to …
Heritage made a statement about the future while Cherry Creek relived the past during the Colorado state girls swim and dive championships held at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. …

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The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because …
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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you …
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Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
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You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …
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