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Miracle on Elati Street

Few places outside the North Pole have as much Christmas spirit as a pair of houses on South Elati Street in Englewood. On any given night between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the block of Elati just …
Littleton Public Schools eyes January classroom return
Littleton Public Schools is planning to bring elementary school students back to classrooms for full-week in-person classes in early January, with an eye toward bringing all students back in phases, …

'A healthy meal and a friendly face'

Seniors in need of a helping hand shouldn't hesitate to reach out to Nourish Meals on Wheels, the nonprofit's director said. Nourish Meals on Wheels, headquartered in south Littleton, delivers hot, …

My Name Is ... Sara Overby

Poverty and health I'm a program officer for the Colorado Health Foundation, which provides grant funding for health programs with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color. I'm …

'What will happen to these people?'

James and Desiree Jackson felt like they had life pretty well under control. The couple, together for nearly a decade, lived in a comfortable home in Aurora. Desiree stayed home to care for their two …

Centennial gas station homicide, robbery suspect arrested

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a person suspected of fatally shooting a gas station clerk in a robbery the night of Nov. 26 in Centennial, the sheriff's office announced Dec. …

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His time helming Colorado’s largest judicial district began and ended with shootings that horrified the nation. Cases like those — the 2012 Aurora theater shooting and the STEM School Highlands …
Eliot Ewy was getting pretty tired of online school. After Littleton Public Schools returned to all-online instruction in November, the 7-year-old first-grader at Centennial Elementary spent the tail …
Glaucia Rabello's phone seldom stops ringing. From her office on the lower level of Littleton's Bemis Library, hour after hour, Rabello fields questions in English and Spanish from callers eager to …
Law enforcement agencies throughout the Denver metro area are making preparations to respond should any civil unrest accompany Jan. 20's presidential inauguration. In a statement posted last week on …
Arapahoe County announced in early January that small businesses affected by the pandemic can apply to receive “direct relief payments” as part of a relief program approved by the state …
Life
Working with the Blackbird Out of high school, I had the same choices as anyone: go to work, go to college, or join the military. I had been working for years and I thought I knew everything already, …
It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
Littleton Public Schools 2021 Virtual District Art Show will be shown virtually Jan. 19 to May 31. Students continue to create both inside and outside the classroom, according to teacher Anna …
With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …
Photographer Carl Paulson is a Littleton Fine Arts Guild member who recently become a birder, which has led to new subjects for his camera, starting in his back yard and other nearby locations ... He …
Sports
Being asked to write a column for the new year usually means wrapping up the highlights from the previous year. But 2020 was a frustrating, discouraging, disappointing, terrible year and there are …
With multiple meetings through mid-December, including weekend work, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and …
Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able to play as originally scheduled. Then, word came down Dec. 7 that …
Cherry Creek football coach Dave Logan turned his best player loose in the Class 5A state championship game, which was held Dec. 5 at the CSU-Pueblo ThunderBowl Stadium. Myles Purchase, a defensive …
First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the …

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Winning Words

Let the story, our story, unfold

Do you remember that old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, if you are like me, and if you don’t mind admitting just how many times that you made the big mistake of rushing to …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Apparently this road was paved with good intentions

Harry and I went for a Sunday drive. Only I made a big mistake. I forgot to put the “Sunday Drive” sign in the window that lets everyone know we’re on the road for leisure, not for the rat …
Coming Attractions

Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Sibling is almost like one of the family

My sister and I are unalike. My sister and I are so unalike I required a DNA sample before I agreed to include her in my will. “Cindy” makes lists. She makes lists of the lists she is going to …
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Winning Words

2020 might have won, and 2021 has just begun

A friend of mine is an expert in emotional relevance. His name is Alon Zaibert and he writes a terrific blog. In a blog that he wrote just before Christmas, Alon visits the topic of identifying and …

An update on where we stand with environmental policy

The New Year is a time for reimagining your routine and your goals, and for an update on where we stand with environmental policy across the globe and in our backyard. December marked the anniversary …
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