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Crashes in Littleton after Douglas County pursuits highlight chase-policy differences

At least five crashes have occurred in the City of Littleton since 2019 after police pursuits by Douglas County deputies who were following suspects, some of whom were believed to be in stolen vehicles, records requests and prior reporting show. 
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Monica Fuglei teaches an English class at Arapahoe Community College, which is expected to see higher enrollment this school year compared to last.

Arapahoe Community College sees increased enrollment as it readies for school year

Enrollment numbers are up at Arapahoe Community College compared to the same time last year as the college readies for its fall semester set to begin Aug. 22. 
Ama Orr, an IMPACT attendee and volunteer, talks with director of relational ministry Terry Bate and LoveINC volunteer Terry Leyden about her career.

Nonprofit LoveINC Littleton celebrates five years of IMPACT program

This year, the Christian nonprofit organization is celebrating the five year anniversary of IMPACT, a program that offers weekly life skills classes and life coaching to help people improve their lives.
Megan O'Byrne, supervising attorney at Colorado Legal Services, sits in an office in Arapahoe County's recently-launched eviction clinic.

Arapahoe County's eviction clinic faces high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data.
Workers build townhomes in Littleton in 2018. The rising cost of living in the city and surrounding metro area has spurred local leaders to look for new ways to ensure affordable housing.

Littleton to begin drafting policy for affordable housing mandate, incentives

Littleton City Council gave the green light to staff Aug. 9 to begin drafting language for an inclusionary housing ordinance that would mandate affordable homes for new developments as well as grant major incentives for builders to create majority-affordable units.
A recent string of shootings in Littleton and Englewood comes as data shows a backdrop of increased firearm presence last year.

Recent shootings in Littleton, Englewood come amid backdrop of increased gun crime

A string of shootings in Littleton and Englewood this summer comes after a major surge in violent crimes involving guns last year, data shows.
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Howard “Bud” Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s …
A real estate investment company aims to build a 396-unit townhome and apartment complex in Englewood on a lot at West Oxford Avenue and South Navajo Street that currently houses Sam's Automotive.
It wasn’t easy. But Naomi Snoeck, general manager of the newest Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar location, thinks she’s prepared a team that’s ready to go above and beyond for customers in …
The design team for a proposed 395-unit Englewood residential complex will host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Englewood Recreation Center, located at 1155 W. Oxford …
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Studies look at what causes the AC unit to use so much energy.

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by …
For the first time since being legalized, Colorado’s cannabis industry is slowing.

Cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New ventures, like delivery …
Heavy rain means the chance of driving through a puddle or two. Such was the case Aug. 16 near Santa Fe Drive and West Mississippi Avenue. The heavy rain was a continuation of monsoon rain from Aug. 15. Some areas of town got 3 inches of rain. The rain gauge at the airport measured 0.1 of an inch.

A rite of summer

Image of the Potomac Park area that was rezoned from “public open space and recreation” to “business park 50" during Centennial City Council's Aug. 1, 2022, meeting.

Despite some opposition, Centennial council approves rezoning Potomac Park

During its Aug. 1 meeting, Centennial City Council voted 9-0 in favor of rezoning Potomac Park, located near the Arapahoe County Detention Center, from “public open space and recreation” …
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. One of the affected clinics was the Colorado Family Clinic, 4990 Kipling St. in Wheat Ridge.

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year.
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The Encore Players performed “Summer Comes to the Diamond O” on Aug. 14 and 15 at Littleton United Methodist Church. From left, standing: Kathy Long, Jeffry Long, Pam Clifton, Greg Aigner, Marilyn Miller, Bruce Weston, Debbie Pierce, David Lloyd. Seated: Donna Smith.

Western tale on stage at church

Lights go up on the cook shack at the Diamond O Cattle Ranch, in a valley of the Ruby Mountains in Montana ... Onstage, a performance of the yearly Western Welcome Week play at Littleton United …
Dr. Catherine Sailer is the new music director/conductor for the Littleton Symphony.

Littleton Symphony’s long search pays off

The Littleton Symphony Orchestra announces that after an 18-month search, it has chosen Catherine Sailer as its new music director/conductor. The search took 18 months and drew 55 applications. …
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CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …
Actor Collin Quinn Rice in Denver-based OddKnock productions' "From on High."

Far from the darkened theater

Any great work of art is immersive — what differentiates these classics to what immersive art is seen as today is a matter of purpose and choice.
Papier-mache bowls by Brigitte Runnalls are set for display at Littleton’s Bega Park.

Big doings as Littleton festival returns

A concert and a fireworks show on Aug. 12 at Littleton’s Sterne Park will mark the start of the 2022 Western Welcome Week, the signature Littleton event that occurs each summer. Bring a blanket or …
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Frederick's Cruz Zamudio is ready for his senior year in two sports.

Frederick's Zamudio bounces back in time for senior season(s)

      Most high-school seniors don’t have to travel the road to 12th grade that Frederick’s Cruz Zamudio …
Newly installed CHSAA Commissioner Mike Krueger emphasizes a point during CHSAA's Fall Sports Media Day Aug. 15 at Empower Field in Denver.

Krueger outlines goals as CHSAA commissioner

DENVER -- Even though Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Mike Krueger admitted to feeling like he was “drinking water from a fire hose” early in his new job, he …
Denene Shivley

Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater. She also wrestled on the boys team at Skyview High School.

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …
Emmet Stephenson, 13, of Fort Collins, scores a touchdown during Horizon High School's sixth annual All Heroes Football Game Aug. 5 at Horizon High School in Thornton. Area special needs children and young adults participated in the event, along with Horizon football players, cheerleaders and band members.

SLIDES: Horizon's all-heroes football game returns for sixth season

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Column: Since you asked ...A follow up

I’ve been writing this column for years, and I often get a few email or in-person responses, mostly positive, but sometimes opposing views, of course. I love that. It shows me we live together in a …

From the Editor: Coloradans are not sleeping well

As journalists, we often will do an interview on a topic that may raise interest in another based on a small side comment or release of accompanying information. For me recently, I was working on our …
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Column: No Wi-Fi, no problem

As the passengers boarded the flight, the scene was typical of any flights I have taken in the past several years. As people stood in line, slowly walking onto the jetway, heads were down as people …

Column: Estate planning for the surviving spouse

It is difficult enough to lose a loved one. No one wants to think about finances or taxes at the time a family member passes away. However, it is important to seek the right advice when settling an …

From the Editor: Cost of learning goes up

It’s back to school season and districts across the metro region are returning to class. However, before students are seated at their desk for the new school year, parents are feeling the pain of …
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