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'We did our part'

There isn’t much time left to get to know someone like Ruth Mullis. Mullis, 96, is one of a dwindling number of “Rosies,” named for Rosie the Riveter — women who stepped into men’s roles in …
Event planners grapple with fee hikes
With fingers still being pointed over the cancellation of Littleton’s annual Block Party, some of the city’s biggest event planners are concerned about the impact of increased event fees from …

Meet Littleton’s ‘cheese magician’

Sure, there are cheese aficionados. And you might find a real-live cheesemonger at Whole Foods. But only at Littleton’s Curds Cheese shop, at 2449 West Main St., will you meet Garrett Palecek — a …

New trail, surfing spot bolster Platte greenway

Denver-area surfers rejoice: There’s a new wave to catch on the South Platte River. On June 5, officials from South Suburban Parks and Recreation District and several partner agencies dedicated a …

Condemned home demolished in Littleton

A south Littleton home declared dangerous after a still-unsolved fire was demolished in the first week of June, leaving neighbors hoping the demolition spells the end of a seven-year ordeal over the …

One month in, state GOP vice chair pulls Sullivan recall effort

With one month down and one to go, the Colorado Republican Party's vice chair has ended her effort to remove state Rep. Tom Sullivan from office, saying the party will instead focus on other recalls …

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Swift water is safety focus as Colorado snowpack melts

Rachel Kohler loves rivers. “Playing in rivers can be a ton of fun,” she said, “as long as you’re doing it with full knowledge of the risks — and you have a safety plan in place.” For her …

Life

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …

Sports

Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. …

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Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for …
Gretchen Davidson

For kids, it’s never ‘just playing’

Recently, the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council held its annual Quality Forum, a day of learning and professional development for early childhood. This year, we focused on the importance of …
Norton
Winning Words

The starts and stops of life deserve attention

Although the summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we often talk about Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. Parties, barbeques, picnics, and all sorts of outdoor …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Essentially, some of these claims seem pretty oily

Some jokes about oil are too crude for my taste. But seriously. While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled by the pharmacist, I waited in a small area that was shelf after shelf of …
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