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Littleton High School seniors graduate amid spring-time showers

A bitter-cold rain shower was far from enough to keep nearly 300 Littleton High School seniors from accepting their diploma during an outside ceremony on the school's track field May 20. 
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Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert during a 2020 school board meeting.

LPS Superintendent Brian Ewert to retire next summer

A 36-year veteran of public schools, Ewert has served as LPS' leader since April 2015 and has shepherded the district through a slew of crises including funding challenges, declining enrollment rates and threats of violence spurred by COVID policies. 
The clinic is located at the Arapahoe County building at 1690 W. Littleton Boulevard.

Arapahoe County launches eviction clinic to help low-income residents

The program is a partnership with Colorado Legal Services, a state-wide nonprofit providing civil legal services to low-income Coloradans.
Jim Becklenberg, current city manager of Evans, has served in government finance and management roles since 1997.

Littleton community hears from three city manager finalists

The three finalists, which city council whittled down from a pool of 77 applicants, all currently live in Colorado and bring years of public service experience from current and past city manager roles.
People stroll along Main Street in Downtown Littleton.

Littleton council OKs plan to improve city access for people with disabilities

Littleton City Council unanimously approved a plan May 18 to transition the city's facilities, services and public walkways to become more accessible for people with disabilities. 
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The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery.
Much of the program highlighted the resiliancy of a class of students who weathered more than two years of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, which began midway through their sophmore year. 
The victims from a recent double homicide in the Franktown area had bruises and shallow injuries on their bodies in addition to being shot by two different firearms, according to autopsy reports …
LAKEWOOD -- An hour or so before Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron began his state-championship effort in the boys state 4A pole vault May 22 at a brisk Jeffco Stadium, he left. "A lot  of …
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Pressure to succeed is costing kids their childhoods

As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …
Teachers in the Douglas County School District and at local colleges are seeing the pressures being placed on teenagers and young adults.

Educators reflect on expectations and pressures students face

Douglas County School District has an 83% graduation rate across its 16 high schools. Most of those graduates have been told throughout their education that they should attend college after high …
Madeline Robinson

A personal Essay: Crying can be helpful

Recently, I found a dark, quiet place in my school and I cried. I mean, I ugly cried -- there was snot and hiccups and a wad of tissues. I cried because I hadn’t been sleeping well. I cried because …
Englewood Schools Board of Education President Duane Tucker, right, presents a diploma to an Englewood High School senior.

Englewood High School's class of 2022 celebrates graduation

Much of the program highlighted the resiliancy of a class of students who weathered more than two years of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, which began midway through their sophmore year. 

New telephone area code overlay added in Denver metro area

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has approved a new area code overlay 983 that will serve the Denver Metropolitan area, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster, Castle Rock, Columbine, Englewood, …
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Lynne Collins takes over theater at the Arvada Center

Lynne Collins has been announced as the Arvada Center’s new Artistic Director of Theatre, following the retirement of Rod A. Lansberry. Collins, the current Artistic Director of Plays, first joined …
Colorado offers multiple areas with dark skies for stargazing.

Look — up in the sky!

On a summer night long ago, we happened to be at the top of Independence Pass at midnight, after a gully-washer soaked our tent and sleeping bags at Maroon Bells Campground and it became necessary to …
A lamp constructed from two pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright art glass will be displayed starting June 17 in the Kirkland Museum’s “Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls” exhibit.

Frank Lloyd Wright art glass lamp coming to Kirkland

The Kirkland Museum, 1201 Bannock St., Denver, announces the gift of a lamp, constructed from two pieces of Frank Lloyd Wright art glass (1903-1904), which will be featured in the show, “Frank …
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Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …
“Good Day Sunshine,” a remembrance of the Beatles, was presented May 1 by Stories on Stage at Denver’s Su Teatro.

‘Good Day Sunshine’ wraps up season

Good Day Sunshine,” a loving remembrance about the Beatles, presented on May 1 at Su Teatro in Denver, brought a happy conclusion to the 2021-22 season for the Stories on Stage organization, which …
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Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron is atop the bar and wound up atop the heap at the state 4A boys pole vault championships May 22 at Jeffco Stadium.

Riverdale Ridge's Couron atop the heap

LAKEWOOD -- An hour or so before Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron began his state-championship effort in the boys state 4A pole vault May 22 at a brisk Jeffco Stadium, he left. "A lot  of …
Holy Family's Skylar Hawk, right, wraps up her ninth-place finish in the girls 100-meters at the state 3A track meet in Lakewood on May 22. She also won two state titles.

State 3A track: Holy Family's Robinson lands 2 second-place finishes

LAKEWOOD -- Holy Family's Grayson Arnold wrapped up his prep high-school career in fine fashion. The Baylor University-bound senior took second in both the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash …

State track meet to resume at 2:10 p.m. May 21

The Colorado High School Activities Associaiton plans to restart the state track-and-field meet at 2:10 p.m. May 21 at Jeffco Stadium. A late-spring snowstorm forced officials to call of Friday's …

CHSAA postpones state track meet

AURORA -- The prospect of poor weather caused a cancellation of the second day of the state track and field meet May 20. In a press statement, CHSAA officials said they are hoping to restart the …
Legacy freshman Victoria Spitzley clears the bar early in the state 5A girls pole vault May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. She finished third.

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls …
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Thelma Grimes

Editor's Note: Inflation hits hard

Recently, like many of you, my eyes popped when looking at the grand total after self-scanning a small number of groceries. How in the world I can spend $80 on a group of items that fit into one bag? …

Guest Column: The outer you reflects the inner you

Have you ever been around someone in a group setting and suddenly they say something completely out of character or unexpected? And when they realize it, they say or ask something like, “Did my …

Guest Column: Pay attention to tax law changes

Now that tax season is over, it is time to start planning for 2022. I know that everyone is probably tax fatigued by now, but we are already well into the second quarter of the year. Therefore, any …
Amy Fiala

Guest column: Saving energy costs in warm weather

We know customer bills and energy usage are topics of conversation in the communities we serve. Here are five jobs to tackle to help reduce your energy usage and make your home — and appliances — more energy efficient.
Michael Norton

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the …
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