Littleton Public Schools to be subject of youth suicide study

Littleton Public Schools will form one-half of a long-term study into the relationship between social environments and youth suicide. Dr. Anna Mueller, a professor of sociology from Indiana …
Council candidates discuss growth at forum
It was no surprise that growth and development were big topics at a discussion forum with Littleton's city council candidates on Oct. 10. Nine of the 10 council hopefuls attended the forum at Bemis …

Haunted Mansion offers frightful nights

Allison Hefner's heart was still pounding a couple minutes after she left the Haunted Mansion at the Reinke Bros. Halloween superstore in downtown Littleton on Oct. 11. “This was the first haunted …

South Metro Chamber president to leave for new job

The South Metro Denver Chamber will be hunting for a new leader soon, after President and CEO Bob Golden announced he will step down from the post at the end of October. Golden, who has led the …

Arapahoe County Ballot Issue 1A: Jail safety outweighs some legitimate concerns

Deputies assaulted by inmates more frequently than ever before. Electrical systems, walls, floors and plumbing stressed and strained to the limits. Inmates living three to a cell. Little room to …

SeaQuest hopes to turn page after 'mistakes'

Ashleigh Belfiore burst into tears of relief as the judge read the jury's verdict: not guilty of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Belfiore, 28, stood accused of abusing and neglecting a sloth under her …

Q&As with candidates for Littleton City Council
Eckel

Kate Eckel: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 2

Occupation: Director of human resources, Critical Mass Industries Contact information: kateforlittleton@gmail.com, kateforlittleton.com Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking the District 2 …
Ozga

Jane Ozga: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 2

Occupation: Retired Contact information: jane_ozga@msn.com Why are you seeking this office? My goal in becoming a member of city council is to represent my community with honesty and integrity, and …
Valdes

Jerry Valdes: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 2

Occupation: Retired, former director of operations for property management company; Broncos statistics team Contact information: ValdesforLittleton@gmail.com, ValdesforLittleton.com Why are you …
Abshir

Iftin Abshir: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 4

Occupation: Digital content creator Contact information: iftin4littleton@gmail.com, Iftin4Littleton.com Why are you seeking this office? Littleton is currently at a crossroads, and I could not …
Milliman

Kelly Milliman: Candidate for Littleton City Council, District 4

Occupation: Pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado Contact information: kelly4littleton@gmail.com, kelly4littleton.com Why are you seeking this office? It may sound cliché, but I am …

Jessica Mendes Ford: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

Occupation: Guest teacher at Littleton Public Schools, web content writer Contact information: info@jessicaforlittleton.com, www.jessicaforlittleton.com  Why are you seeking this office? I’m …
Grove

Pam Grove: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

Occupation: Retired Contact information: pamgrove4littletoncitycouncil.com Why are you seeking this office? I am a concerned citizen who wants to do what I can to maintain the charm and unique …

Scott Melin: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

Occupation: Attorney Contact information: scott4littleton@gmail.com, scott4littleton.com Why are you seeking this office? Littleton is my hometown and my children’s hometown. It’s where my …
Schlachter

Kyle Schlachter: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

Occupation: Marketing coordinator, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, Colorado Department of Agriculture Contact information: kyle4littleton@gmail.com, www.kyle4littleton.com Why are you …
Schwanitz

Bill Schwanitz: Candidate for Littleton City Council, at-large

Occupation: Digital content creator Contact information: Bill4Littleton@gmail.com, Bill4Littleton.org Why are you seeking this office? The voices of citizens are not being heard by city officials, …
Q&As with candidates for LPS School Board
Copp

Crysti Copp: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Centennial Occupation: Part-time office manager with Run4Fund$, full-time mom Contact information: copp4lps@gmail.com, www.copp4lps.com Why are you seeking this office? I …
McCrary

Lindley McCrary: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Littleton Occupation: Education researcher Contact information: lindley@lindleyforlps.com, lindleyforlps.com Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking this office …
Reichardt

Robert Reichardt: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Littleton Occupation: Education researcher Contact information: robert@robertrforeducation.com, www.robertrforeducation.com Why are you seeking this office? Serving on the …
Roe

Jessica Roe: Candidate for Littleton Public Schools Board of Education

City or town of residence: Centennial Occupation: Journalist, private investigator, full-time law student Contact information: Jroe4LPS@gmail.com, www.JRoe4LPS.com Why are you seeking this office? …
News

STEM to host youth mental health, wellness event

Learn how to tell the difference between normal teen behavior and something more serious, and find out what kinds of help are available during an upcoming youth mental health and wellness program. …

Life

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …

Sports

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heritage student steps up

Forrest Mondlane fits the description of an American student athlete. However, he is a native of South Africa and moved to the United States four years ago to improve his education. He lived with …

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Winning Words

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me …
Our View

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, …
Our View

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and …
John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News.
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Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would …
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