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Getting in the spirit of the season at St. Nicks

It's hard to be a “Bah, humbug” type at St. Nicks Christmas and Collectibles. The sprawling store at 5221 S. Santa Fe Drive, topped by a statue of Santa Claus, is perhaps the sole remaining …
Food trucks must register with city under new rules
Food trucks that operate in Littleton will need to comply with a new program meant to ensure they're clean, safe and paying their share of taxes. Under the pilot program, food and vendor trucks will …

Ousted in election, Schlachter hopes council 'stays positive'

Kyle Schlachter, who was elected to a two-year term on Littleton's city council in 2017, lost his reelection bid in November. We asked him about his time on council, and what comes next. What are you …

Hudson Christmas almost ready for debut

It's almost showtime for A Hudson Christmas at The Hudson Gardens in Littleton. The annual light display, one of the biggest in the Denver area, will be open most nights starting the day after …

My Name Is ... Dana Harris

Helping around town I'm a native Coloradan. It seems like there aren't that many of us around anymore. I went to a private Christian school in Nebraska, and I got so homesick I had to move back. I've …

Hobby shop is home for hands-on activities

All the cool kids are building models these days, and Littleton’s newest hobby shop is here to help. Old-school hobbies — and some new ones — are on the rise, said Corey Bosworth, the owner of …

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While walking around areas of District 7 in southwest Denver, you may just stumble upon art made by the locals. The pieces aren’t large — in fact, Councilmember Jolon Clark calls it “micro …
For Jim and Kelli Housley, the key to running a successful restaurant is to evolve and stay relevant. Jim and his then-business partner, Dave Stickney, first bought Lincoln’s Roadhouse 20 years …
A historic trolley stop near Washington Park was given new life by a small group of volunteers from the Community College of Denver’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction program. …
A new proposal to switch to a designated bus lane on Lincoln Street from Interstate 25 north to Seventh Avenue has residents concerned that they will lose out on parking in front of their homes, …
As a children’s bookstore, Second Star to the Right has programming for young minds down to a science, with themed storytime events and craft projects. More recently, the store branched out into …
Life
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means some of Denver’s most popular traditions once again will offer fun, wholesome entertainment for the family. The 9News Parade of Lights goes through …
Warren Village will be hosting its 32nd annual Holiday Shop on Dec. 14. The nonprofit, which provides housing and services to low-income single parents, is seeking volunteers to run the event, as …
On the second floor of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver, the sounds of laughter and running feet filled the hall in front of the courtrooms. Mascots from Denver’s sports teams hugged …
The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District celebrated its 30th anniversary last month with a party at the Fillmore Auditorium. Local restaurants donated food for the event. Organizations such as …
Littleton’s Fine Arts Board has decided to add a theme to its open entry exhibits and for the 50-plus-year-old Own an Original. It is “Destination,” which opened on Nov. 22 and runs through …
Sports
Katie Dack-Howell, a junior catcher for the Rock Canyon softball team, said blocking low pitches that were in the dirt was one of her strengths this season, but that was overlooked because of her …
In high school races this fall, Cole Sprout and Riley Stewart set themselves apart from any challengers and were named the 2019 Colorado Community Media Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners of the …
Thanksgiving is here. It’s the day of turkey trots, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, football, feasting and family. It is obviously a time for families and friends who are like family to get together, …
Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, is the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Tennis Player of the Year. Schilling lost only one set all season and completed a 21-0 campaign with …
Arapahoe sophomore Will Kates and Lutheran senior Westin Pals delivered their best golf of the season when it counted the most. Kates won the Class 5A state championship at Pinehurst Country Club on …

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Changes headed to South Broadway

For 100 years, Broadway and Mississippi had been dominated by the Gates Rubber Factory and the Ford Motor Company, which produced Model Ts back in the early years of the previous century. Platt Park …
Chris Hinds and his dog, Porthos.

Access for all

I always knew that representing the most bustling, population-rich core of the city would come with unique challenges. Capitol Hill is the densest neighborhood in the city. Eight of the 15 D10 …

Things to watch in Denver’s environmental scene

Welcome to my second edition of Environment with Ean. For those just joining us, the intent of this column is to highlight policies or planning processes that you can engage with in a timely manner. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
Norton
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …
Norton
Winning Words

Murmurs of disappointment, shouts of gratitude

Many times, it seems like just the opposite of this headline, doesn’t it? How often do we find ourselves shouting out about our disappointment and then only quietly murmuring about our gratitude? …
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