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Here's what's on your Littleton ballot this November

Ballot questions include a referendum on redevelopment plans for Aspen Grove, a lodging tax, a change to the city charter and — for some voters — a new downtown financing authority.
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As Littleton residents seek to overhaul the rules for certain petitions and elections much of the effort serves as backlash to the continued fallout of the Aspen Grove referendum.

Petition to change Littleton election rules fails to meet November ballot deadline

A campaign by Littleton residents that began in early July to alter laws governing certain petitions and elections in the city has failed to meet the needed signature requirement and deadline to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot. 
Littleton City Council members' portraits seen in the city's town hall.

Littleton City Council approves sales tax fund, committee

Littleton City Council voted unanimously Aug. 16 to create a separate city fund account for new revenue brought in from its sales tax increase as well as to form an oversight committee for that fund.
O'Toole's Garden Center in Littleton hosted its final car show ahead of its final day in business, slated for Aug. 31.

PHOTO GALLERY: O'Toole's hosts final car show in Littleton

O'Toole's Garden Center in Littleton welcomed residents and local patrons to its final car show Aug. 16, just weeks before the longstanding store is set to close at the end of the month. 
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.
When it comes to police pursuits, policies are different between the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Littleton Police Department.

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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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 …
The victim of a shooting that took place the morning of Aug. 18 at the Palmetto Club Apartments in Arvada is in stable condition after surgery, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.
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 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 …
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FBI sex trafficking sweep locates 27 missing kids along Front Range

A national FBI effort aimed at identifying and helping victims of sex trafficking recovered 11 child victims in Colorado during the first week of August, according to the FBI's Denver office. The FBI …
The scene at the Palmetto Club Apartments on 80th and Aimes in Arvada after a shooting took place in the parking lot on Aug. 18.

Victim of shooting at Arvada’s Palmetto Club Apartments in stable condition

The victim of a shooting that took place the morning of Aug. 18 at the Palmetto Club Apartments in Arvada is in stable condition after surgery, according to Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.
Englewood School District Superintendent Wendy Rubin speaks during Englewood High Schools 2022 graduation ceremony.

Englewood Schools Superintendent Wendy Rubin to retire next June

Rubin, who has led the district of about 3,000 students since 2015, made the announcement during a school board meeting Aug. 16.
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 …
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ReelAbilities Film Festival returns with hybrid approach

When considering accessibility, the first things that might come to mind center on physical accessibility — but as the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver proves, it can also include …
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.
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Erie football coach -- and former Brighton High coach Jeff Giger -- talks about the Tigers' chances during CHSAA's media day at Empower Field Aug. 16.

Ex-BHS football coach ready for another run with Erie

DENVER -- Former Brighton High School football coach Jeff Giger couldn’t have asked for a better result in his new assignment as football coach at Erie High …
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 …
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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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