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Brauchler closes out tenure as DA

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 …
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Heritage High School senior Charlotte Coleman disinfects her desk after class last fall.

For LPS, transition presents challenges

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 …
Maria Samaniego, left, sits with Littleton Immigrant Resources Center director Glaucia Rabello. Samaniego, from Mexico, needed help renewing her work permit, a service the center offers for a fraction the cost of other immigrant legal assistance centers.

Immigrant center soldiers on after cuts

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 say they are prepared to meet safety demands if unrest accompanies inauguration

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 providing COVID-19 relief for small businesses

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 …

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is shown addressing a chamber of commerce luncheon in January in Adams County. File photo

Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …
Education

Littleton Public Schools launches search for new board member

As Carrie Warren-Gully leaves the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education for her new role as a county commissioner, district officials say her replacement should be someone who is ready to leave …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …

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, …

Warren-Gully

Election creates opening on LPS board

Littleton Public Schools will soon be searching for a new school board member, as current board member Carrie Warren-Gully prepares to step down after winning a seat on the Arapahoe County Board of …
Business
Employees take orders on opening day at Playa Bowls, a new shop in downtown Littleton.

Playa Bowls joins downtown eatery lineup

Downtown Littleton welcomed its newest business on Jan. 2, as Playa Bowls opened its doors at 2490 W. Main St. The shop, which sells smoothie-like bowls centered around acai fruit, had a line …

Arapahoe County approved for Five-Star program

Arapahoe County received state approval to join the Five-Star Recovery Program on Dec. 30, allowing qualifying restaurants and other businesses to loosen their COVID-19 restrictions, just hours …

Vectra Bank to build combined headquarters in metro area

Vectra Bank is confident in its business plan moving forward despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To demonstrate that confidence to employees, partners and current customers, the bank celebrated a …

Littleton City Council rezones downtown

Littleton City Council unanimously approved a rezoning of the downtown neighborhood at its Dec. 15 meeting, condensing a hodgepodge of zoning districts into a series of “character areas” meant to …

Brown

Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …
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