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Charlie Boyd was one of the first people to get to test out the Localhost esports arena.

Localhost esports arena opens in Lakewood

Charlie Boyd has religiously watched competitive esports, or competitive video game industry for nearly seven years. He spends a lot of his time playing the Rainbow Six Siege video game, as well as …

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 …
Highlands Ranch residents speak to representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation at an open house about the C-470 expansion project. The Dec. 5 public meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Highlands Ranch drew about 30 community members, who had questions about the timeline, cost of tolls and noise.

C-470 expansion project expected to wrap up by summer 2019

Motorists should be able to travel along C-470 from Wadsworth Boulevard to Interstate 25 without the disruption of construction by summer 2019. The Colorado Department of Transportation held its …
Maryalinda Abernathy, left, and Leonard Decker, right, sit down to discuss housing options with Arapahoe County housing specialist Ben Nichols. Decker's seeing-eye dog Rhett waits on the floor. Windermere residents have an uphill battle to find new housing, Nichols said.

Windermere fire evacuees face difficult future

Facing down a daunting search for new homes, the 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments in Littleton after a fire rendered their building uninhabitable have a long road to travel. “You …

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 …
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
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 …
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall poses for a photo with Jade Vigil, 11, left, and her sister Remy, 4. Marshall made a special appearance at the fifth annual Orange & Blue Bowling Bash at Main Event Entertainment on Nov. 20. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club, which assists children in need across the Denver metro area.

Main Event Entertainment open for business

A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment. The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch …

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the …
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