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Littleton police disable pipe bomb outside Safeway

The Littleton Police Department said Tuesday it disabled a pipe bomb outside the Safeway building at the corner of South Broadway and Mineral Avenue. 
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A storm blows over Littleton's Jackass Hill Park.

South Suburban to hold meeting Thursday on improvements to Littleton's Jackass Hill Park

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting Thursday where a local architecture firm will present plans for improvements to Jackass Hill Park. 
Catherine Hay.

Missing 23-year-old Littleton resident found dead

Catherine Hay was found in Chaffee County by Littleton police and the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. Both departments, in a statement from Littleton police, said they "do not suspect foul play."
An Arapahoe County building at 1690 W. Littleton Boulevard.

With eye on housing, Arapahoe County seeks changes to land code for unincorporated areas

Arapahoe County leaders said they will seek public input in the coming weeks on changes to the county’s Land Development Code for unincorporated areas in a bid to shore up its housing supply.
The Opioid Memorial Wall seen in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in 2018.

Arapahoe County discusses opioid settlement spending

The Arapahoe County Regional Opioid Council — comprised of 12 members including elected officials, law enforcement and social service workers — will help guide about $25 million in new spending over the next 18 years. 
Electric scooter riders are a common sight around Denver, particularly in the city's central and downtown areas.

Shared electric scooters continue spread in Denver suburbs, but safety a concern

The scooters can mean more than a fun trip for riders and a nuisance for pedestrians — they're often involved in injuries.
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When it comes to racial equity, what are the issues facing the Arapahoe County justice system and how can they be addressed?  It’s a question the Arapahoe County Racial Equity …
Former Brighton Police Department Cmdr. Frank Acosta passed away of natural causes, the city announced Sept. 23. Acosta joined the police department in February 2000. Before that, he was a state …
Littleton City Council, during a public meeting Sept. 20, unanimously approved a new historic designation for a more than 100-year-old home near the city's downtown. 
A nine-day trial is scheduled in the double homicide case that rocked a rural town of Douglas County earlier this year. c The trial for Casey Devol, 30, who has been charged with killing his …
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Voting questions answered

Colorado Election Day is Nov. 8 with a U.S. Senate seat, eight congressional contests, races for four statewide offices, 100 state legislative jobs, 11 ballot initiatives and more at stake at the …
The Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” was held at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24.

Hundreds celebrate Lone Tree “Craftoberfest”

The taps of local craft brewers were flowing at Prairie Sky Park on Sept. 24 as hundreds of people attended the Lone Tree “Craftoberfest” celebration. Oktoberfest is an annual German …
Colorado Community Media has selected Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.

Colorado Community Media taps de Yoanna as new editor-in-chief

Colorado Community Media announced today that it has named Michael de Yoanna as its new editor-in-chief.  
Artists from across Colorado gathered Sept. 24 at The Streets at SouthGlenn for the Centennial Chalk Art Festival.

Artistic talents on display at Centennial Chalk Art Festival

Amidst the sea of artists decorating The Streets at SouthGlenn in Centennial, Katherine Chow worked for hours to create the vibrant chalk art piece, “Pokémon Jubilee,” on Sept. …
Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown speaking during the Arapahoe County Racial Equity Subcommittee meeting on Sept. 19 at Ready to Work Aurora.

Discussing racial equity in the Arapahoe County justice system

When it comes to racial equity, what are the issues facing the Arapahoe County justice system and how can they be addressed?  It’s a question the Arapahoe County Racial Equity …
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People take a ride in a photo from The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities. The farm sits near the Town of Elizabeth.

Fall festivals abound in metro Denver counties for 2022

Dustin Smith and his wife grew up spending time at their grandparents’ farms, but many years later, Smith’s kids weren’t getting that same experience. So the Smiths opened The Patch, a farm in Elbert County that puts on fall festivities.
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Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …
Emily Brooks in her backyard.

Uprooting the American dream

Perhaps Americans took the title of Walt Whitman’s book of poems to his beloved country, “Leaves of Grass” too literally when they considered the American Dream.  “Whatever …
The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will play at Littleton United Methodist Church on Sept. 30.

Jazz orchestra to perform in church

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will open the Littleton United Methodist Church Community Concert season at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. The church is at 5894 S Datura St., Littleton. Admission is …
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Venture ‘Into the Woods’ at the Arvada Center

There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its …
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The Cherry Creek football team raises the championship trophy and banner in December 2021 at Empower Field at Mile High.

Creek whallops Regis Jesuit 42-14

Cherry Creek wrapped up its non-conference schedule on Sept. 22 and now faces another challenge against Centennial League teams. The three-time defending state champion Bruins, the top-ranked team in …
Cherry Creek’s No. 1 singles player Aram Ismirian delivers a serve in a Sept. 21 dual meet against Kent Denver.

New tennis format goes over well

There has always been a debate about whether tennis is an invididual or team sport. Most people agree that it is both. The Colorado High School Actitivies Association agrees and its new state playoff …
Arapahoe's Alonzo Ramirez breaks free from Rock Canyon's defense, including Nathanial Wilson(11) during the Warriors' homecoming game Sept. 23 in Littleton.

Football photo gallery: Rock Canyon spoils Arapahoe's homecoming

LITTELTON -- Rock Canyon High School's football team stayed unbeaten through five games this season and spoiled Arapahoe High School's homecoming Sept. 23 by beating the Warriors 28-17. Jaguars …
Heritage's Cooper Littrell spots the ball and makes a move to retrieve it during his team's win against Highlands Ranch Sept. 22.

Soccer photo gallery: Heritage stays undefeated in Continental League play

Heritage High School had to rally in the second half to ward off Highlands Ranch 3-1 in Continental League play Sept. 22 on the Eagles' pitch. HHS scored its goals in the second half and kept the …
Jonathan Gonzalez celebrates a Frontier League win with his teammates and fans against The Pinnacle Sept.21 in Fort Lupton. Gonzalez scored three goals and had an assist against the Timberwolves.

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
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Mother Musings: A balanced approach to screen time

I was determined to raise my kids with no screens. They were going to be the kids who were creative and could entertain themselves with their imaginations, not mind-numbing TV shows. And I succeeded, …

From the Editor: NyQuil chicken — no thanks

I am often fascinated at things people worldwide will do based on something they saw online. The latest attention to the problem was an FDA warning that NyQuil chicken is not something people should …
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Column: Pride without the arrogance

Whenever he finished an amazing run, resulting in a touchdown, and having weaved his way through the defense and even running over a defender or slipping past another with some lightning-quick …

Column: Demographics and stagflation

The world is aging, and our economy is shrinking. This is not a good combination. Let’s start with demographics. The five largest economies, U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and the U.K., have an …

From the Editor: Before you say no

This election year will have a lot of tax questions for voters to consider as they sort through ballots that are expected to hit the mail starting on Oct. 17. As our reporters have worked to break …
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