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My Name Is ... Dean Hirschfield

The way of the drum My wife Desiree and I grew up in Littleton, and I went to Chatfield High School. I'm a lifelong percussionist. I've taught percussion all over the area — Littleton Public … more

Street budget robust in 2018, but worries loom

Littleton is poised to kick off a robust season of roadway improvements thanks to a budget boost from a ballot measure last fall that allowed the city to keep extra revenue, although road maintenance … more

‘The Book Handlers’ is quirky extrapolation

Perhaps it’s less common these days, but there was a time when pretentious, well-off folks would have their decorator fill their built-in bookshelves with rows of colorful, shiny new books, or … more

In Vita case, court upholds city's rules for citizen appeals

Extant litigation involving the Vita Littleton senior apartment complex — formerly called the Grove — ended on March 8, when the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld a prior ruling that the city was … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more

Englewood athletes get up to speed for track season

The sound of running feet shattered the months of silence on the track inside Englewood High School Stadium as about 40 athletes began training for the coming track and field season. “We have a … more

Amazon Books coming to Park Meadows

Park Meadows mall will be home to Amazon Books sometime in the future, according to a statement issued by Amazon Books public relations manager Alexandra Woodworth. “We are excited to be bringing … more

Take caution in construction zones

Bumper-to-bumper and stop-and-go traffic. Merging into a single lane of highway. Traveling 20 mph below the speed limit during rush hour. Work zones can be frustrating, said Stacia Sellers, a … more

Colorado lawmakers take opposition to sanctuary cities to White House

Four Colorado Republican lawmakers on March 8 brought their ideas to the White House on punishing so-called sanctuary cities, hoping to build on the Trump administration's lawsuit challenging … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

ACC nursing program rated fifth in state

Arapahoe Community College in Littleton has been ranked as the fifth-best registered nursing program in Colorado by The organization analyzed NCLEX-RN pass rates, meaning the … more

Study provides grounds to avoid using opioids for chronic pain

A yearlong study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. In patients with stubborn backaches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than … more

Caucuses turn out passionate voters in Arapahoe County

The road to Election Day starts not in a stadium with a speech, but in small rooms and high-school gyms with conversations between neighbors. That's what voters saw at the March 6 caucuses in … more

Colorado students go head to head in Science Bowl

After a full day of competition in the state Science Bowl March 3, a team from Fort Collins High School was named the champion after outscoring Fairview High School in Boulder, in a rapid-fire final … more

For once, a message really is urgent: Put down the phone while driving

After all of these years, I’m surprised, I’m still surprised.” I hear myself saying this more and more. After reading this you’ll understand why. I’m often approached by people who want to … more

Dry weather and high winds bring fire hazards in Colorado

South Metro Fire Rescue has responded to more than 22 fire calls since Feb. 23, half of which were vegetation fires throughout the district. SMFR has assisted other agencies with battling fires as … more

Letter to the editor: A moving experience

Recently, I went for a ride-along with an Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy. He said he is a Colorado native, and graduated from a local high school. I am a retired substitute teacher; he could have … more

Letter to the editor: Regulate gambling

I am writing this in support of HB1234 regarding illegal gambling activities. more

Hate is a hunger that consumes with no chance of being sated

Hate” is a brutal word. It’s final, and it comes without nuance. It gets the job done if your vocabulary is, uh, um, like, limited, or if you need something right now in the heat of the moment. … more
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