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Audrey Paulus, 53, holds onto Michael Shepherd, 50, as he pulls into the parking lot Oct. 13 at Piper Inn at 2251 S. Parker Road in the Denver area.  About two dozen bikers participated on a charity poker run in the south Denver metro area that day to benefit the victims of the July 24 flooding in Englewood.

Riding for Englewood flood victims

Sometimes, community is dressed in black and barreling down a highway. About two dozen motorcycle riders — along with a few in cars — participated in a charity poker run in the south Denver metro …
A vendor sorts through his goods — dusted with snow — at the Aspen Grove’s Farmers Market on Oct. 10, the last day of the market for the season.

Farmers market winds up a ‘terrific’ season

The Aspen Grove Metro Denver Farmers Market closed its stalls Oct. 10, marking an end to another season in the outdoor shopping center’s parking lot. Starting in June, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. …
Families swarmed the pumpkin patch to pick just the right one for them.

A harvesting good time at Littleton festival

Pumpkins, apples and fall fun abounded Oct. 14 at the Littleton Museum’s annual Harvest Festival, which drew children and families to the farms at 6028 S. Gallup St. Besides pumpkin-picking, …
Newton Middle School Principal James O’Tremba stands beside an electric wheelchair lift that traverses a four-stair rise, which he said can take eight to 10 minutes to utilize. Newton is one of the schools that would see a rebuild offering better disabilities access if voters approve Littleton Public Schools’ nearly $300 million bond issue this fall.

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student …

Philanthropy Day honorees announced

National Philanthropy Day in Colorado celebrates giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. The day highlights the contribution that philanthropy, and those involved in the philanthropic …
Education
Heritage High's Class of 2014 caps off its graduation ceremony on May 22, 2014 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's …

Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when …

LPS scores high on state tests, as usual

Standardized test scores at Littleton Public Schools were well above the state average again in 2018, but still below where district officials would like them to be. Littleton's scores on the …

Family STEM festival returns to Denver

Exhibits and interactions with energy experts designed to spark students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math will highlight Energy Day, an annual free family STEM festival in …

Littleton Public Schools superintendent Brian Ewert listens to a presentation on a proposed bond measure at the Aug. 23 Board of Education meeting. The $298 million bond, if approved, would pay to replace several LPS buildings, among other projects.

LPS asking voters to OK bond for new buildings

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond in November, aiming to begin a long-term effort to rebuild a district whose buildings date back to the baby boom. The …
Business
James Goodchild stands at the entrance of Lights Out! Escape Rooms and Social Lounge. Although horror-themed, the venue is not a haunted house and emphasis is put on solving the puzzles, rather than scare factor.

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. …

Realtor association set to move in fall 2019

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will move to a new headquarters in fall 2019. The new building at 6436 S. Racine Circle in Centennial will have 29,151 finished square feet with a warehouse …
Each of the Haunted Mansion’s 36 rooms is outfitted like a full theatrical set.

Reinke Bros. haunted house reopens in downtown Littleton

Get ready to scream: After a three-year hiatus, downtown Littleton’s famous Reinke Bros. haunted house is back. The Haunted Mansion was a casualty of the 2014 hailstorm that closed the vaunted …
The outside of Innovation Pavilion’s headquarters at 9200 E. Mineral Ave. in Centennial Sept. 20. The company offers meeting, desk and office areas geared toward startups.

Future uncertain for Innovation Pavilion in Centennial

After shedding two CEOs in the span of about three months, Innovation Pavilion, a co-working campus geared toward startups and entrepreneurs, may move out of its headquarters in the wake of sexual …

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style …
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