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A woman makes her way out of the Windermere apartments at 5820 S. Datura St. on Nov. 17. A fire in a first-floor apartment sent residents fleeing, and left at least 13 injured.Photo by David Gilbert

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.

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 …

City awards grants to local charities

The City of Littleton is sharing the love, awarding $81,900 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations that serve city residents. The awards range from $500 to $20,000, and help the city improve quality …
The Columbine Mill, built in 1901, has stood empty for three years. Its owner says he’s working with the city to come up with a new floor plan for the historic building, but the city says it hasn’t received any submittals.

Columbine Mill still vacant despite downtown boom

Littleton’s downtown might be in the middle of a boom, but one landmark just off Main Street remains vacant. The Columbine Mill, the historic grain elevator at 5798 S. Rapp St., has stood empty for …

Paramedics and firefighters load actors portraying shooting victims into ambulances.

‘We want to be ready when the worst happens’

Law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics are training side-by-side this month, part of an effort to coordinate and streamline emergency response to mass shootings. Hosted by South Metro Fire …
Education

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide …
Attendees of Littleton Public Schools' Sources of Strength meeting hold decals aloft that are meant to remind them to reach out to people in need.

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 …
From left, Primrose School mascot Percy, school owners Reza and Farima Nemat, their two sons Kurosh and Shaheen, Broncos mascot Miles, and Primrose School director Delise Evans cut the ribbon on the school's new sustainability and security efforts.

Primrose School celebrates comeback after arson

Not yet three months after a still-unsolved arson fire ravaged their building, the faculty and parents of the Primrose preschool in south Littleton celebrated their little community's comeback. …

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 …
Business

Mothers' Milk Bank network gains donation center

Mountain Midwifery Center in Englewood is opening a human milk donation and outreach center, joining the national network of Mothers' Milk Bank. Mountain Midwifery will safely collect and transport …
The outside of Localhost Arena. While still under construction, the arena is set to open toward the end of the month, or the beginning of December.

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional …

Shooting range moves closer to opening

Bullets aren't yet flying at a controversial shooting range in the works in south Littleton, but the lawsuits sure are. Triple J Armory is in the final stages of gaining approval for a shooting range …
The Amazon 4-Star store is made up of products with at least four-star ratings. Some products are curated specifically to products that trend well online in the area.

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone …

Jackass Hill Brewery is slated to open on Main Street in December. From left: brewer Brian Reinecke, managing partner Jeff Bennett, and Bennett's wife, co-owner and general manager Darcy Coghill.

Jackass Hill Brewery: Five things to know

Jackass Hill Brewery is slated to open this winter — hopefully before Christmas — at 2409 West Main Street in downtown Littleton. Here are five things to know about the hot new place to get a …
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