'This is scarier than spring': Littleton restaurants face renewed restrictions

Littleton restaurants saw their final indoor diners for the near future on Nov. 20, in the final hours before heightened restrictions to slow surging COVID-19 cases took effect. At Palenque Cocina, …
Baker

Race for Arapahoe County commissioner heads for recount

One of the south Denver metro area's tightest political races will come down to the wire in an automatic recount, the office of Arapahoe County's top elections official announced on Nov. 13. “New …
New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings
As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …

How Break Bread broke out to send love

Three years ago, Break Bread started bringing together neighbors for weekly meals, with the idea of feeding people hungry not just for a good meal but for companionship. The nonprofit served a …

Littleton approves short-term rental ordinance

Littleton City Council unanimously passed a short-term rental licensing ordinance on Nov. 17, though councilmembers acknowledge many issues must still be dealt with. The new ordinance represents a …

Broadcasting from homes, young poets bare their souls

There was no auditorium for Littleton Public Schools’ 10th annual Poetry Slam. No crowd. The applause was pre-recorded. But the students, now on their ninth month since COVID-19 upended their young …

My Name Is... Charles Goodwin

'Guys became soldiers' I grew up in Illinois. Before Pearl Harbor, me and my friends, we were all just guys. Things changed overnight. Guys became soldiers. When I got out of school, there were three …

Election 2020: Q&As with candidates
U.S. Senate candidates
Party: Republican Residence: Yuma Campaign website: ­www.corygardnerforsenate.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I’m the best candidate for the job because I get things done. …
Party: Democratic Residence: Denver Campaign website: hickenlooper.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As a former governor and mayor, I know what it takes to unite people and lead …
County commissioner candidates
Party: Republican Residence: Littleton Campaign website: www.kconti4arapco.com What makes you the best choice for this office? First, my four years in the position understanding the departments, what …
Party: Libertarian  Residence: Littleton Website: www.facebook.com/joshua.lallement What makes you the best choice for this office? I am a 33-year-old with a lot of energy and years. I am running …
Party: Democrat Residence: Centennial Campaign website: carrie4commissioner.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I met my husband at Englewood High School. We raised our three boys …
RTD candidates
Residence: Centennial Campaign website: www.regan4rtd.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have been a routine user of RTD for over 15 years and have relied on this system for …
Residence: Highlands RanchCampaign website: RepresentTheDistrict.com  What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience differentiates me from the other two candidates. I am the only …
Residence: Cherry Hills Village Campaign website: TisdaleRTD.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I've been deeply involved in transit and public transportation for 20 years: as an …
U.S. House candidates
Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: jasoncrowforcongress.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I'm fighting to bring a new generation of leadership to Congress. As your …
Party: Republican  Residence: Brighton Campaign website: www.HouseForColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My life has been devoted to public service and my community. I …
Party: Unity Party Residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County near Aurora Campaign website: jaimielynn.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Of the four candidates running for the U.S. …
Party: Libertarian Residence: Centennial Campaign website: www.Norm4Liberty.org What makes you the best choice for this office? I am not a politician. I have absolutely no intention of pursuing a …
State House candidates
Party: Democratic Residence: Littleton Campaign website: www.davidortizcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I know how to work hard to get things done. It was hard becoming an …
Party: Republican Residence: Columbine Valley Campaign website: www.championforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have lived in Arapahoe County for 53 years, graduating …
Party: Democratic Residence: Englewood Campaign website: www.FroelichforColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? The best choice for state representative should bring a …
Party: Libertarian Residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County Campaign email: david.jurist@libertariancandidate.co What makes you the best choice for this office? I act with integrity and ethical …
Party: Republican Residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County Campaign website: www.deanforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My focus is on maintaining Colorado values. I …
State Senate candidates
Party: Democratic Residence: Greenwood Village Campaign website: www.bridgesforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am running for re-election because I want to continue the …
Party: Republican Residence: Aurora Campaign website: www.rothforsd26.com What makes you the best choice for this office? During my nine years on Aurora City Council, I served on numerous regional …
District attorney candidates
Party: Republican Residence: Greenwood Village Campaign website: johnkellner.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have the experience and professional judgment to seek justice. …
Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: amypadden.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have a wealth of diversified experience (which has often been mispresented), …
CU regents candidates
Party: Democrat Area of residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County Campaign website: www.ilana4regent.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Students, faculty and the community are asking …
Party: Unity PartyResidence: AuroraCampaign website: www.facebook.com/otwellc4CURegent What makes you the best choice for this office? As both an educator and as an engineer in the technologies …
Party: Republican Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign website: www.murrayforcuregent.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience at CU and devotion to my alma mater — I am a …
News

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …

Life

Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …

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Sports

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us …

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Winning Words

Behavior clears path and motivation follows

One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Going forward and looking back

It won’t be long before we’ll start to see trees strapped to cars and colored lights outlining houses; maybe a few front lawn inflatables; countless advertisements; and familiar holiday songs. …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

A look at planning in the post-election period

The election is finally over, and we have a few short weeks to finish any 2020 planning strategies before the New Year. As of this writing, some states are still counting votes, but with the majority …
Newell
Guest column

I know I should be feeling grateful — but why not today?

As usual, this morning I grabbed my “Start each day with a grateful heart” mug to have my tea. Our dog is at my feet, the cat is in the window, and I’m looking at blue skies with wisps of …
Norton
Winning Words

The pebble, the ripple, the current or the wave

Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of …
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