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Former LPS teacher sentenced for sex crimes

A former Littleton Public Schools teacher was sentenced on Oct. 6 to four years in prison, three years of probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting one of his students. A former student … more

Candidates touch on trust in latest Douglas County School Board forum

One word used often by Douglas County School Board candidates at the second community forum was “trust.” “Before we would consider any kind of tax increase, the first goal is to restore trust with the community,” Elevate Douglas County … more

Fire-dispatch merger hearing slated

There's one more chance to sound off on the proposed fire dispatch merger. Littleton City Council will hold a public hearing during its Oct. 17 meeting before making the final call on the off-again-on-again proposal to merge the city's fire … more

University of Phoenix to close campuses

The University of Phoenix is stopping on-campus enrollment and will close approximately 20 campuses across the country as part of a “teach-out” program. The university has three Colorado locations: one in Lone Tree, one in Westminster and one … more

County Line widening continues to November

In preparation for an influx of holiday shoppers, the Park Meadows mall and local government entities are paving the way for improved traffic flow in and out of the shopping center via County Line Road. The first phase of the project, on schedule … more

In health, and in sickness: ‘We have to be close’

Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … more

Film looks behind the scenes at state senator's experience

“The Last Bill, a Senator's Story” is a behind-the-scenes documentary of former state Sen. Linda Newell's real-life story carrying bills through the Legislature. A screening of the film, presented by the Rotary Club of Five Points Denver, is … more

Works of local artists on display

The paintings, photos, sculptures, embroidery and woodcarvings on display at the Malley Senior Recreation Center are mediums local amateur artists use to create the works they entered in the Englewood Art Exhibit. This is the 12th year the city has … more

Council candidates talk growth during forum

Littleton's nine city council candidates were in the same room for what may prove to be the only time, to participate in a candidate forum organized by community activists. Candidates answered a handful of questions posed to them by a moderator, … more

A clear path: Communities adding bike lanes

Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more

Englewood woman bikes to beat cancer

Englewood resident Ryan Andersen said participation in a three-day portion of the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer Bike Ride that began Sept. 15 was overall the neatest experience of her life. “It was amazing, it was grueling and it was inspiring all at … more

New LPS graduation requirements take effect with freshman class

Littleton High School is a big change for Ashton Haddock — and she'll be part of a big change for Littleton Public Schools. The 14-year-old freshman had attended an Outward Bound school since kindergarten, where her lessons included rock … more

Local business leaders form advocacy group

Littleton's business community has a new voice. The Littleton Business Chamber, a project of a group of local business owners, held its inaugural meeting on Sept. 21, kicking off what members hope will be a conduit between the city's businesses … more

5 things to know about Opera Colorado

The Oxford Station area is about to get an artsy tinge as Opera Colorado’s offices relocate from central Denver to Englewood this fall. The organization that’s brought opera performances to Colorado for more than three decades is expected to … more

High-end furniture business gets a new name

A longstanding furniture gallery on the corner of County Line Road and Colorado Boulevard got a new look in early September. What was once Danish Design International, with a Roche Bobois showroom, is now ZOLi Contemporary Living. Refreshing and … more

Statue brings message of hope, peace

Gloria McCubbin and her husband took the day off work on Sept. 21, when they traveled from Lone Tree to St. Mark Catholic Church in Highlands Ranch. Inside the chapel, they sat before a 3-foot statue of a delicate woman wearing a red crown and … more

Local responders tasked with national relief

First responders see a lot of tragedy in their line of work, but Eric Hurst, who recently returned from assisting local emergency services in Orlando, Florida, after Hurricane Irma, described the experience as “especially eye-opening.” “As … more

No-harm battles are focus of new business

Young players filled the air with their laughs, squeals and sponge darts as they played a variety of games on Sept. 17 at DartMania in Englewood. The newly opened business occupies the former Country Buffet location at 301 Englewood Parkway. … more

Carol Fey to run for District 3 seat

Longtime Littleton resident Carol Fey is running for the District 3 city council seat, going up against incumbent Phil Cernanec and challenger Steve Esses. Fey said her primary issues are ensuring the city spends taxes wisely and follows zoning … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
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