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First Littleton Leadership Academy class graduates

Twenty-six future community leaders graduated Oct. 19 as part of the inaugural Littleton Leadership Academy class. Graduates and community members heard a keynote address from Andrew Hancock, regional president of FirstBank, then graduates shared … more

Littleton welcomes new postmaster

Littleton’s new postmaster is ready to deliver. Lora McLucas was officially sworn in on Oct. 24, though she’s been on the job in Littleton since Oct. 14. McLucas, who rose through the ranks from a part-time mail carrier in southern Colorado … more

Former deputy killed in confrontation outside Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office headquarters

A former Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputy is dead after a confrontation outside the sheriff's office headquarters in Centennial just before 10 p.m. Oct. 29. Mark Bidon, 50, was approached … more

Portion of High Line Canal Trail will require detour for two months

A section of the High Line Canal Trail that passes through southwest Highlands Ranch will close for two months starting Oct. 30. The trail that runs underneath C-470, near Fly'n B Park, will be fully closed for drainage structure work as part of the … more

Teenager pleads guilty to second-degree murder of chef in Englewood

One of two teenagers accused of killing an Englewood man in 2016 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in criminal court. The other suspect was denied on a request to be tried in juvenile … more

RMCAD celebrates a new vision for future

When Chris Spohn, the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s president for the past seven months, first moved to the Denver area from Los Angeles, he took an Uber or Lyft to campus every day. “I’d ask whoever was driving me if they’d … more

‘Stop the Bleed’ class offers tools for helping

Theresa Carrol stood over a prosthetic wound as it spouted fake blood and quickly stuffed it with gauze. She was one of 60 community members learning how to pack wounds and apply pressure in emergency situations. “I don’t want to feel … more

5 questions with John Brackney: Lifelong area resident runs for clean air

When it comes to giving back, John Brackney knows a thing or two. A former CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and two-term Arapahoe County commissioner, Brackney is a regular at the Run the Rocks 5K at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This … more

Nobody’s laughing off head injuries these days

Piper Reasoner smiles as she asks a series of questions to a student in the training room at Legend High School. “What is your name?” “Are you nauseous?” “Am I in focus right now?” Minutes earlier the boy, 17, was elbowed in … more

Vaccinations help prevent flu

While the 2017-18 influenza season officially began Oct. 1, 27 cases of hospitalized influenza had already been reported to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30. That is more than double the typical … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Congressman recognizes two members of council

U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman recognized Littleton Mayor Bruce Beckman and District 1 Councilmember Bill Hopping at the Oct. 17 city council meeting, reading statements honoring the men that he had read into the Congressional Record, and presenting … more

El Tepehuan comes back to life, two years later

The low roar of chatter, clanging silverware and customers flowing through the door heralded what loyal customers had been waiting on for years: the reopening of El Tepehuan. The famed Mexican restaurant — coming up on nearly 40 years of … more

Littleton Village sculptures win award

At Littleton Village, the 77-acre development at Broadway and Dry Creek Road, an element of the community is drawing accolades: the “leaf canopy,” a pair of 24-foot-tall sculptures consisting of central poles supporting three metal leaves — up … more

Fire dispatch merger approved

Littleton City Council voted 6-1 to merge the city's fire dispatch services with South Metro Fire Rescue, ending months of wrangling. Councilmember Doug Clark remained steadfast in his opposition Oct. 17, having cast votes against the proposal at … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more

South Lakewood site of new business, residential renaissance

There was a long stretch of years there where the shopping centers around Wadsworth Boulevard and West Jewell Avenue were looking “tired,” as Sue King, president of the South Lakewood Business Association remembers. “We’re basically all … more

Follow the money in the Littleton City Council election

With mail-in ballots out across Littleton, here's a look at who's supporting which candidates with their wallets. The numbers come from the first round of campaign contributions filed with the … more

LPS forum tackles youth suicide issues

Littleton Public Schools is addressing the issue of student suicide after two students took their own lives at the beginning of the school year. Panelists from a variety of mental healthcare entities spoke to parents, educators and community … more

Harvest fest raises fun, funds

The hot apple cider flowed like water at the Littleton Museum's Harvest Festival on Oct. 14, as families roamed the grounds of the living history farm, picking out pumpkins. “We've got a multigenerational love affair with this place,” said … more
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