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Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office mental health program making strides

When a man in a rural part of Arapahoe County called 911 for help during a mental health crisis, he asked for a sheriff’s deputy to take him to a facility that could treat his condition. But …

Nonprofit to host walking tours of historic downtown Littleton beginning May 6

Historic Littleton Inc. will host walking tours of downtown Littleton every first Friday of the month beginning May 6 through September 2. 

Littleton's Crabapple Route comes into bloom

The Littleton Crabapple Route, a roughly 7-mile path through the heart of the city, features thousands of blossoming trees displaying shades of white, red, purple and pink.

Future of affordable senior living complex in Littleton still uncertain as city seeks options

As the future of an age-restricted affordable housing complex in downtown Littleton continues to face uncertainty, city officials are saying it's business as usual, for now. 

Community celebrates Earth Day with clean up of Centennial Park

In observance of Earth Day, community members from Englewood, Littleton and beyond joined together April 23 to clean up trash and debris in Centennial Park and its lake. 

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It marks one of the largest fentanyl busts in Colorado, which has seen a spike in deaths from fentanyl overdoses in recent years. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, more than 900 people in Colorado died of fentanyl overdoses last year.
One by one, the big yellow diesel-powered school buses shuttling kids back and forth in Colorado districts are rumbling along on their final routes and, after many thousands of miles, belching their …
As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been a few weeks since the Fed increased interest …
Republican primary voters in Colorado had a choice on June 28: Elevate a slate of candidates who believe the unfounded claim that President Donald Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election or …
Highlands Ranch author Eleanor Brown will talk about her new book, “Any Other Family” and sign books at 6:30 p.m. on July 15 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Register at DCL.org/authors-events. …
Life
Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …
Summer is here. July is upon us. And perhaps nothing defines the season as well as a cold, creamy scoop or two on a cone — or in a bowl, if you prefer.
Ever wanted to take a road trip across the state without slogging through an hours-long drive on highways?
The event, known as Little Jam, will feature 1970s tribute band Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival. Attendees are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair. 
Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in Littleton, has announced a new season, with tickets on sale for individual shows and the season. “The Wedding Singer,” the finale for the current …
Sports
The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. …
Summer baseball in Colorado for players of high school age is still the same but in some ways very different. That might sound contradictory, but it is not. Development is still the main reason why …
   DENVER – It wasn’t a surprise to anyone that Legacy’s Kendall Rippley scored a goal in a soccer …
DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
  Mountain Range High School wrestler Kyle Lewis had one last chance to compete as a high-school athlete earlier this month.             …

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Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin.

From the Editor: Heroes we honor

This is the month each year where we celebrate our freedom. The month where we should be giving thanks to the heroes in our community. Early in my career, many years ago, our newspaper did a special …

Fewer freedoms, more politics

For many, this particular Fourth of July was a hard one to celebrate. The recent revocation of our rights to make decisions about our own bodies was shocking. Not me. Yes, I wept for my mother and …

From the Editor: Times that matter

As a child, I grew to hate road trips. My parents did not like flying anywhere, which meant any family trip was by car. I hated it. I’m talking about trips that would make the original “National …
Michael Norton

Column: We are not finished yet

The five most sought-after words in amateur golf are, “That’s good, pick it up.” We say that to our playing partner when the putt that is left is considered short enough to call it “good.” …
Elizabeth Hanson

Guest Column: As property taxes and values rise, school funds don’t

The Douglas County School District covers 850 square miles and is located just south of the Denver area. DCSD is the third-largest school district in Colorado and the largest employer in Douglas …
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