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Don Reisner, 91, meets with Love Inc. volunteer Sue Dehn at a meeting for Windermere residents on Dec. 11. Reisner, who said he's lined up a new apartment, was evicted from the Windermere once before, after a fire at the complex's other tower in 2016. Photo by David Gilbert

Evacuees prepare to move out of Windermere apartments in Littleton

The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two …
Rebecca Roese, right, says her three daughters have come to see school shootings as normal since the 2013 Arapahoe shooting.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Mother of LPS students recalls 'terrifying situation' five years ago

My three daughters and I moved to Littleton from Northglenn in 2013, the year of the Arapahoe High School shooting. My oldest daughter, Izzy, started fifth grade at East Elementary, my middle …
Erica Blair, a former Arapahoe High School student, sits on a sign for the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Texas, where she currently attends. Blair was close friends with Claire Davis, whose presence she still feels today.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘I definitely believe that Claire is around’

Erica Blair was just 17 years old and a high school senior, but outside the public eye, she felt like she was doing damage control. “I know that was impossible for one 17-year-old to do by herself …
Harper Brown, a former Arapahoe High School student. Brown graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder this year with a degree in journalism.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘Talk about mental illness ... with anyone that will listen’

After the shooting, it felt like the world was ending. That’s a glimpse into Harper Brown’s mental state after a tragedy struck that forced her to hide in the corner of her fourth-period class, …

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Dorothy Britton Mauk led groundbreaking life

Friends and family gathered Dec. 4 at Littleton United Methodist Church to bid farewell to Dorothy Britton Mauk, who passed away on Nov. 29 at age 91. She lived in Centennial, enjoyed a career in …
Education

Local officials: Incidents do not indicate larger racial issue in Douglas County schools

Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County School District say two incidents — one involving a student fight and the other derogatory graffiti — at a Highlands …

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. …
Business

Monkey Bizness to give away one year of free play

One family in need will get the gift of play this season. Monkey Bizness launched its community holiday drive A Wish for the Season, and one family will win a year of free play at both the Parker and …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …
Littleton Market owner Hannah King said she started the farm-to-table store to connect farmers and consumers, and to give people a connection to their food.

Littleton Market brings local food to downtown

For the first time in a long time, you can buy milk and eggs in downtown Littleton. Getting groceries produced by local farmers in a downtown shop might seem like a throwback, but for Littleton …

City could update rules on shooting ranges

Future shooting ranges in Littleton would have to go through a much stricter permit approval process under the terms of a draft ordinance in the early stages of consideration by city council. The …

Council changes direction on short-term rental occupancy limits

City council's wrangling over how to regulate short-term home rentals in Littleton continued last week, as councilmembers hashed out the finer points of a proposed ordinance at the Nov. 27 study …
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