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Study: Over-the-counter pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain … more

Littleton resident shoots apparent intruder

A Littleton man shot an alleged intruder in his home about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10, near the 6200 block of South Spotswood Street. Police said the Littleton resident was asleep in his basement when he … more

Former Lone Tree mayor seeks place in Congress

Former Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for Colorado's 4th Congressional District seat, in a gathering of more than 50 people in front of the Freedom … more

E-470 freezes toll rates for up to three years

A toll adjustment announced Nov. 9 by the E-470 Board of Directors would freeze toll rates for ExpressToll drivers through 2020. That means ExpressToll users driving the 47-mile roadway can lock in the rates they are paying today, according to the … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Newcomers win Littleton City Council races

A contentious city council election that largely centered on how candidates would approach growth and development ended with two incumbents voted out and all four contested seats won by newcomers to government. more

South Suburban ballot measures pass by large margin

In early returns, voters were heavily in favor of a pair of measures that will allow South Suburban Parks and Recreation District to both maintain their current tax collection indefinitely, and to … more

City ballot issues pass in Littleton

Two ballot issues centered on how to deal with City of Littleton revenue collection were passing by wide margins on Election Night, Nov. 7. Ballot issue 2C allows the city to keep excess revenue, … more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more

Two area Veterans Day events set

Two Veterans Day ceremonies, one in Littleton and one at Fort Logan National Cemetery, will be held on Nov. 11 to honor those who have served or are serving in the military. The Littleton ceremony will be held at the World War II memorial at … more

Hickenlooper budget would boost school funding

Colorado would give school districts more money next year and the state would make a dent in its school funding shortfall under Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed 2018-19 budget released Nov. 1. If the plan is approved by state lawmakers, school … more

Students unplug, discover value of real face time

An initiative to ditch social media for a month that started with Littleton Public Schools students has gone viral, with thousands of youngsters around the country and the globe joining in the effort to get reacquainted with the world beyond their … more

Civic affairs boot camp launches first graduates

The graduates of the inaugural year of the Littleton Leadership Academy had praise for the civic-affairs boot camp aimed at educating locals on the workings of government. “I'm a much more informed citizen now,” said Kyle Henderson, the vice … more

Littleton Police captain remembered

Longtime Littleton Police Department captain and Vietnam veteran Charles Robinson will be remembered at a memorial on Veterans Day, a fitting tribute to a man Littleton Mayor Bruce Beckman said “put country and community first.” Robinson, 77, … more

Vote of confidence

Things were quiet at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility on Federal Boulevard in Littleton on Halloween — ballots were coming in at a trickle, but Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane said the deluge would soon arrive as the Nov. 7 … more

Season brings increase in wildlife/vehicle crashes

The migration of animals to their winter habitats can lead to a rise in animal-vehicle collisions in fall and winter. That is one reason the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Patrol are … more

Budget woes may loom for Littleton

Long-term trends are coming to bear on Littleton’s city budget that could cause the fund used to fix streets and upgrade city equipment to dry up in as few as five years, city officials say. A pair of ballot measures aimed at addressing budget … more

Little’s Creek playground opens with pirate-themed event

Mini buccaneers have a new place to swashbuckle after the grand opening of the new pirate-themed playground at Little’s Creek Park, at the corner of Broadway and Sterne Parkway. The playground features play areas geared toward kids from … more

Costumed youngsters parade through library

A motley crew of miniature ninjas, tigers and witches marched through Bemis Library on Oct. 27, the second day of the library’s Children’s Costume Parade. Giggles and candy were in abundance, and the adorable mob seemed fitting among the whimsy … more

Education, attitude help woman deal with long cancer battles

At 65, Littleton resident Kathy Skosich could write a book on the history of cancer and treatments. Her filing box of medical records could fill volumes. She has been battling cancer off and on for 20 years, and is currently fighting cancer that has … more
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