One dead, 13 injured, dozens displaced as fire forces evacuation of Littleton apartment building for seniors

At least 13 people were injured — three seriously — after an early-morning fire forced the evacuation of a tower of an apartment complex for seniors on Nov. 17.
Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County
Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent Republicans in both the sheriff and county …

A 'surreal' celebration for Warriors

A large group of Arapahoe High School students and supporters gathered at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 9 with hopes that the boys soccer team could provide some encouragement to the school that …

Coffman's reign ends amid Trump backlash

In a swath of suburban Denver, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman survived a redrawing of his district's map seven years ago that brought more ethnic diversity into electoral play. A few years later, …

Providers of low-income help say they need help

A staple of low-income assistance for families in the south metro area says if things don't change soon, it may have to make large cuts to its operation. Amid funding cuts and challenging attitudes …

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our …

News

Catholic Charities’ help ‘changed absolutely everything’

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado — which works with people experiencing poverty, homelessness and crisis — moved to Douglas County in 2013, only to relocate three times in the next five …

Life

Becoming Santa: a special gift

Bryan Austin didn’t have to wait for his beard to turn white to become Santa. The 60-year-old Austin has been performing as Santa for 11 seasons and wore the red suit while his hair was still, …

Sports

Englewood girls ready to launch season

Even before the official practice for the Englewood High School girls basketball team, Coach Thomas Rode said he expects his team to be strong and competitive. “We only graduated one senior so we …

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Winning Words

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Thanksgiving is good time to share crucial information

Thanksgiving is a special time to gather around family and friends and count your blessings. Enjoy the crisp air and delicious food, and make new (and remember old) memories. Just being grateful puts …

Cooking is the currency of love

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child wrote that in a letter to her friend, Avis DeVoto, in early 1953. Julia is known around the world for her love of food — …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because …
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