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Columbine Valley mayor chosen by GOP to replace Beckman in HD38

Columbine Valley Mayor Richard Champion was selected as Colorado's newest state lawmaker on Feb. 8, and he says he's ready to push back against Democrats at the Capitol and fight to hold on to the …
Council temporarily halts downtown development
Amid a building boom that has seen dozens of king-size housing developments rise in Littleton's downtown neighborhood, city council said it's time to take a break. Council voted unanimously at its …

Urban renewal, once a hot topic, dies quietly

Littleton City Council voted to repeal the city's final urban renewal district on Feb. 4, bringing a quiet end to an issue that once shook Littleton politics. Though hearings on urban renewal once …

South Suburban's new ice arena: 5 things to know

Hockey players and figure skaters will have an ice place to skate next winter, with South Suburban Parks and Recreation District's new ice rink and recreation complex slated to open in December. …

My Name Is... Hanna Atkinson

Joy's her middle name My full name is Hanna Joy Atkinson, and I really like that Joy part, because I'm a joyful person. I love to speak. I did reporting for Channel 7, for a project called More Alike …

Coming together for mystical tunes

Ethereal tunes filled St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton on Feb. 7 and 8, as dulcimer players from around the country came together for the 14th annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival. Stephen …

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Some Littleton Public Schools students could wind up switching schools in coming years as the district works toward a reshuffling of its school boundaries. The district's Long-Range Planning …
An activist in the Underground Railroad, anti-slavery writer and prominent Denver businessman became the first black deputy in the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in 1880, according to the agency. …
The Littleton Block Party may return in 2020, thanks in part to reduced special event fees from South Metro Fire Rescue. Organizer Greg Reinke canceled the annual June bash in 2019, blaming increased …
The Arapahoe Community College Foundation was selected as the 2019 nonprofit of the year by the Chamber of Northwest Douglas County and Economic Development Corporation. The chamber presented six …
Though Genette Hofmann is still using her brain, last month she donated a bit of it — to science. Hofmann needed the surgery — her Seattle surgeon was looking deep into her brain, where he found …
Life
Opera lovers are invited to enjoy several free performance events this season, beginning with Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Louise Conter Master Class, conducted by Charity Koepke, Opera Colorado’s …
Through March 1, a Littleton Fine Arts Guild members’ exhibit — “Animals, Tame and Wild” — will feature visions of the animal world, those near and dear and those who inhabit far places. …
One of the best things about the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is how it brings a world of discovery into one place. No matter what your interest is, there’s an exhibit for you. But this …
Over more than 2,000 years, Jewish storytelling has come to tell the stories of people from all over the world, and in all walks of life. And this diversity of voices is vibrantly reflected in the …
Tim Kathka and Bill Knoll, both members of the active Littleton Fine Arts Guild (and both Nebraska natives), will exhibit their photographs in the gallery at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in …
Sports
Among the things Vic Fangio wants to change in 2020 is Denver's offensive style, the Broncos' fortunes and his own reputation. The designer of some of the NFL's stingiest defenses over the last three …
Megan Deevy has been busy before the Colorado state swim meet. Deevy, a breaststroke swimmer and sprint freestyler, is one of the senior captains for the Heritage swimming team, which will be …
Two more wins and Englewood coach John Nonemacher will have his head shaved. It's an agreement that Nonemacher made with his Englewood boys basketball team and it appears that he might have to let …
First of all, I admit that I’m a little old school. I generally like and prefer the way things used to be handled. Which brings me to the first Esports League of Legends state championship for the …
Swimming is often considered an individual sport, but Arapahoe senior captain Anna Wetzel feels differently. Wetzel holds one individual Centennial League and school record and is a member of two …

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Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it …
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Quiet Desperation

You want buzzwords? Buzzwords we got

My hope this year is to rebrand my brand with some brand new words, while holding on to such dependable ones as “go-to” and “vibe” and “sustainable.” Listen, my go-to restaurant in Lone …
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When intent is more important than technique

Have you ever heard a really bad joke? Or maybe just a very funny joke told really poorly? We can probably all say yes to that one, couldn’t we? We have also probably been told a story that missed …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A perfect place for those who love cats and toes

Ernest Hemingway kept six-toed cats at his home, now a museum, in Key West, Florida. They’re called “polydactyl cats.” The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum currently has 40-50 polydactyl cats …
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Political conflict? It’s our fault, but there’s help

In the heat of the presidential impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate that is occurring as I write this, we are reminded of how deeply politically divided our nation is. Since the first of January, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

In the war of words, the words are losing

“Lead” not only means “first,” “foremost” and “front,” lead is a heavy metal, hence Led Zeppelin. An old adage in journalism is “don’t bury the lead.” Journalists are not …
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