Mark McKenna, Heritage High School teacher, dies at 62
Heritage High School lost a devoted educator on Feb. 22 as Mark McKenna passed away at age 62. McKenna, who taught family and consumer sciences, died “due to a suspected medical issue,” according …

Voters could decide on tax increases this fall

Littleton City Council could ask voters as soon as this November whether to raise local taxes, in efforts to shore up sputtering city finances hit hard by the COVID crisis. City council is exploring …

Getting back to 'normal' will take time, work, Warren-Gully says

There's a lot of work to do before life in Arapahoe County begins resembling “normal” again, but that work is getting started, the county's newest commissioner said. Carrie Warren-Gully held her …

Man found dead in creek faced accusations in Aspen

Cherry Hills Village Police are investigating after a man was found dead on Feb. 9 in Little Dry Creek beneath the Clarkson Avenue bridge, on the border with Englewood just a block south of U.S. 285. …

Police close to solving 2002 bowling alley murders, but need public's help

Investigators say they are drawing closer to solving one of the worst crimes in Littleton history, but they are still seeking people with information to come forward. Advances in DNA and genealogy …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …


Arapahoe County seeks public's input on transportation

People who live or work in Arapahoe County are invited to take a survey that allows them to weigh in on key transportation corridors in the county. The survey, launched by the county's public works …


SUE stomps back to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …


High school sports roundup: Valor holds off Chaparral in meeting of top-five hockey teams

Unbeaten Valor Christian, ranked third among 5A hockey teams in the official CHSAA poll, clashed with fifth-ranked Chaparral on Feb.19 in a South Conference showdown Valor jumped ahead 4-1 after …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Enjoy the journey on a search for the worst

Recently, Turner Classic Movies showed what many consider the worst movie ever made. “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., and starring Bela Lugosi who died during …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Economic outlook has hopeful signs

We have endured COVID-19 for a full year already. Many anxiously wait for the vaccine and the ability to visit friends and family, eat out and travel again. Unfortunately, turning the page on the …
Coming Attractions

Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
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