Health of city budget hinges on fire vote, officials say

Littleton’s budget reserves are set to shrink in coming years, according to projections in the city’s proposed 2019 budget, but by how much will depend on whether voters approve a measure to …
State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say
Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office …

With paint and tools, volunteers rejuvenate homes

Lorine Ventrella beamed as a horde of volunteers painted her house on Sept. 13, bringing new life to the southeast Littleton home Ventrella has lived in since 1960, when the view off the back porch …

Oktoberfest offers authentic fun

Not every wedding couple gets a toast from a mythical goat-demon, but Steven and Cherilyn Troyer aren’t every couple. The pair tied the knot at Schatzi’s Oktoberfest at Bega Park in Littleton on …

My Name Is... Anne Clarke

Getting educated I worked at my son’s Montessori school for several years, but now I’m gardening full time. Before I had my son I was a nurse, but once he went to school I wanted to be part of …

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda …

News

Colorado's Task Force lends a helping hand in North Carolina

Tropical storm Florence has had a devastating impact on North Carolina. A North Carolina Emergency Management spokesperson confirmed to the Lakewood Sentinel that the death toll from the storm is 16. …

Life

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp …

Sports

Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has …

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Quiet Desperation

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was …
Winning Words

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a …
Financial Strategies

Tax planning around new law can help save money

The new tax law could save you money if you plan properly. With only a few months left to impact your tax planning for 2018, it is important to act now. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) is now in …

Marijuana education helps prevent trouble

As your kids return to their school routine, they’re one year older and will face new challenges just as they do every year. And if you haven’t had the conversation about marijuana with them, why …

No more excuses — we can all help prevent suicide

Why do we keep talking about suicide in Colorado? “I can’t really do anything about it anyway.” “It’s not my problem.” “If people want to die, let them.” I’ve heard all of these …
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