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Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has … more

Egyptologist to share expertise in Lone Tree

Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology at UCLA, will be the featured National Geographic Live speaker at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. … more

Eating vegan for the season

Jason Miller grew up in a small mountain town on the Western Slope of Colorado and in an agricultural community in Montana. He often hunted with his father, a taxidermist. They ate venison nearly … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the … more

Novel-writing month lights fire under authors

A gray-walled basement room might seem like an unlikely wellspring of creativity. But for the writers who convened in Bemis Library’s community room on Nov. 1, it was the jumping-off point for a … more

Providers of low-income help say they need help

A staple of low-income assistance for families in the south metro area says if things don't change soon, it may have to make large cuts to its operation. Amid funding cuts and challenging attitudes … more

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 … more

'It's about doing community service'

Dozens of area residents stood in front of a machine that spit out mail ballots in rapid fire in just one step of the process Arapahoe County uses to count votes. Matt Crane, Arapahoe County clerk … more

Warriors reach soccer semifinals

Arapahoe gained a berth in the Class 5A state playoff semifinals for the first time since 2010 following a pair of 1-0 victories in the second round and quarterfinals. The Warriors, seeded No. 8, put … more

My Name Is ... Holly Velarde

Finding the truth I've always loved history. I loved historical fiction growing up. I was obsessed with the Civil War. I'd re-enact battles in my back yard. I love to find the truth of history — … more

Hickenlooper executive order targets youth vaping

To address what state and health officials are calling an epidemic, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order outlining efforts to decrease the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products … more

Device location for 911 calls continues to improve

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Communications Center now has the improved ability to receive fast, accurate device location for 911 calls from cell phones via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse. … more

A taste of winter weather

Littleton got a little taste of the coming winter on Oct. 30, as a pre-Halloween cold snap blew away the lingering warmth of summer. The Independent isn't in the forecast business, but according to … more

Pet drive to benefit animal-rescue organizations

Racing for Paws, a Denver-based nonprofit, is accepting donations for its pet drive that will benefit three animal rescue organizations in the area — Freedom Service Dogs, Nikeno's Second Chances … more

Pirates runners reach state for first time in 19 years

The seven members of the Englewood High School cross country team were among the 160 runners who competed in the Class 3A state cross country meet held on Oct. 27 at Penrose Arena in Colorado … more

Fort Logan, Littleton among sites marking Veterans Day

A ceremony at the Littleton World War II memorial at Ketring Park, 6000 S. Gallup St., and a ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., mark Nov. 11 as Veterans Day, a day set … more

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 … more

Low-income households can apply for weatherization services

Arapahoe County's weatherization program has provided energy conservation services for more than 30 years and has weatherized nearly 8,500 homes in the last 10 years. The program provides services to … more
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