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Lone Tree's Tall Tales Ranch project moves on

Lone Tree City Council has approved a site improvement plan for a living and care facility for those with special needs. Tall Tales Ranch received approval from council for its site improvement plan … more

Fresh attraction in Lone Tree

The Lone Tree Boulter’s 5280 Urban Market pops up in the city’s Entertainment District for a few hours every Saturday. The farmers market is small — on July 11, only one booth sold produce and … more

My Name Is: Tyjae Peña

‘Let’s go for it’ I was born in San Diego, then we moved to Greeley, but I made it out — now I live in Littleton. I own a lifestyle brand called Liv’n. Whatever you want to do that’s … more

Littleton mayor: City should reject face mask mandate

Littleton City Council has not yet decided how to handle the Tri-County Health Department’s mandatory face mask order, but Mayor Jerry Valdes said he would like to see the city opt out. “This is … more

Car break-ins back up in Highlands Ranch

While the issue somewhat died down during the height of the COVID-19-prompted restrictions, car break-ins are again on the rise in Highlands Ranch, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. … more

Cherry Creek golf coach stays hopeful despite ongoing limbo

Mark Goldsberry has been trying to prepare his Cherry Creek High School golf team for a possible upcoming season while waiting for answers. Golf courses have been open most of the summer, so Creek … more

Few details on Cherry Creek student’s ‘racist, violent’ posts

Cherry Creek High School planned to investigate racist posts that allegedly involve a Creek student, the school’s principal said in a letter to the community. School administration was made aware … more

Littleton's Weekends on Main extended through July

Littleton is foregoing almost every summer event this year in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, but Weekends on Main will carry on for a bit longer. Weekends on Main, which allows al fresco … more

A summer of canceled events in Centennial during pandemic

Summer and early spring are typically time for a long train of outdoor events in Centennial, but three of those gatherings already have been canceled, and the fate of two more in September is … more

Black Lives Matter activists call on Littleton councilman to quit

Organizers of Littleton’s Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk have called for the resignation of city Councilmember Pat Driscoll, alleging Driscoll harshly chastised walk organizer Lauren Acres in a … more

Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This … more

Castle Rock to opt out of Tri-County mask rule

The Castle Rock town council has voted to opt out of a mask rule imposed by the Tri-County Health Department, with councilmembers citing low COVID-19 case and death rates in Douglas County. The … more

Polis signs bills on sick leave, rent, business help amid COVID-19

The Colorado legislature took numerous steps to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and they've become law under Gov. Jared Polis' signature a day ahead of the July 15 deadline for the governor to … more

Polis avoids mask rule despite 'warning lights' in Colorado

After the number of current COVID-19 hospitalizations across Colorado jumped by nearly 40% in less than a week, Gov. Jared Polis again stressed the importance of wearing masks, but still stopped … more

Littleton's Western Welcome Week returning, with changes

In July 1928, Littleton Independent editor Houstoun Waring wanted to celebrate two events: the centennial of the birth of town namesake Richard Little and the 40th anniversary of the Littleton … more

Douglas County residents weigh in on masks, Tri-County Health withdrawal at commissioners meeting

Douglas County commissioners addressed the public July 14 regarding the board's recent decisions to opt out of the Tri-County Health Department mask mandate and to begin the process of withdrawing … more

Comedy reached heights when ‘Airplane!’ took off

Surely, you have seen “Airplane!” (Exclamation mark theirs.) If not, it’s a 1980 film filled with visual and verbal gags that features Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges … more

Letter to the editor: Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose

Don’t buy Gardner’s ‘green’ pose Cory Gardner is attempting to “greenwash” his reputation to improve his chances for reelection in 2020; however, Gardner’s voting record and unwavering … more

Who are we talking to?

Have you found yourself talking more to your pets these days than ever before? And if you don’t have pets, have you found that you are talking to other things around the house more? Maybe the … more
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