Canine candidates compete to be Littleton's next dog mayor

Election season isn't over yet for voters in Littleton, who have an important decision to make within the coming days: Which canine friend will lead the city as its honorary dog mayor? Hosted by the …

Masks required in all indoor public spaces in Littleton following new health order

Masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public spaces in the City of Littleton beginning Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. in compliance with a new mandate ordered by the Tri-County Health Department. 

Tri-County Health issues new mask mandate for Adams, Arapahoe

Facing the possibility that the current COVID-19 surge could breach Colorado’s hospital capacity, the public health agency for Adams and Arapahoe counties Monday issued a new indoor mask mandate through at least the end of the year.

They came to the Colorado Center for the Blind seeking confidence. They left traumatized.

Sexual abuses were kept quiet for decades at the world-renowned Littleton school, former students and employees allege

Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …

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A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says Tri-County Health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …

Brighton councilman Kris Jordinelli resigns, faces DUI charge

Brighton Councilman Kris Jordinelli faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police before Thanksgiving.   His first court appearance -- a …
Jeffrey Aschenbrenner

Adams County man arrested on suspicion of murder

An Adams County man faces first-degree murder charges after a shooting incident east of Brighton. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in the 12800 block of Picadilly Road. Deputies arrested …
Karena Cecil

Brighton woman to be sentenced for crash that killed her son

The woman accused of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in a crash that killed her son entered a request to plead guilty, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Sentencing …
A family selects an item to purchase from the Light the World Giving Machine when it was in Denver in 2019. The Giving Machine is back in Denver this year, located in Writer Square on the 16th Street Mall between Lawrence and Larimer streets downtown.

Providing everyone with an opportunity to give

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted a way to help people perform an instant act of service. The legend is that during discussions on how to accomplish that, someone brought in a …
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Coming Attractions

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …
Tabatha Deans Stewart, author of The Enchanted Scribe series, sitting atop Mount Evans.

From newswriter to novelist: Littleton journalist publishes first book

Tabatha Deans Stewart is the former community editor for the Elbert County News, a sister publication of this newspaper. And now, the Littleton resident is a published novelist. Stewart’s first …
A file photo of the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Lone Tree Arts Center on Nov. 30, 2018.

Holiday events coming to Lone Tree area

The holiday season is here. Santa will be making stops across the city and a variety of other events are coming up to help people celebrate. Here’s a roundup of a few holiday activities happening …
Ryan Anderson of The House of Stewart stands with the small business’ display of candies and confections at its booth at this year’s Cherry Creek Holiday Market. Anderson’s favorite is the Baileys Irish Cream because it is the company’s seasonal product — it’s only made in the fall.

‘The glow of the holidays’: Denver’s Cherry Creek North features lights, local shopping

Vendors at this year’s Cherry Creek North Holiday Market are excited to have conversations with people and help shoppers find the perfect gift. “People like to support local businesses,” said …
Trail of Lights, at Denver Botanic Gardens / Chatfield Farms though Jan. 2.

Holiday lights down on the farm

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and …
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The arms of Brighton's Taylor Weber, left, and Boulder's Ella Bartsch aren't going anywhere during this battle for the loose ball during the teams' non-conference game in Brighton Dec. 1.

Girls basketball: Boulder gets past Brighton

Brighton High School girls basketball coach Jim French is making out a Bulldogs-centric season wish list just a few weeks before Christmas. His hopes came after Boulder turned back his Bulldogs …
Legend junior pitcher Cameron Ponich allowed five hits and struck out 15 batters in an 8-0 shutout victory over Rock Canyon on Sept. 8.

Continental League honors softball, boys soccer players

All-league teams for girls softball and boys soccer in the Continental League have been announced. Naiah Ackerman of Chaparral High in Parker was the girls softball Player of the Year and Cameron …
Legend's Zach Runyon (21) grabs the jersey of Cherry Creek quarterback Christian Hammond (1) during the Nov. 27 semifinal playoff. The Bruins won, 48-14, to advance to the state finals on Dec 4 against top-seeded Valor Christian.

Football: Creek, Valor to meet for Colorado 5A title

It’s just what was expected four months ago when the Colorado high school football season started. Cherry Creek and Valor Christian will play for the Class 5A state championship at 2:30 p.m. on …
Chaundra Bell, left, supports her stepson, Bryce Andrews, during his letter-of-intent ceremony Nov. 19 at Fort Lupton High School. Andrews, who transferred to the Bluedevils from Weld Central High School, signed with the Kangaroos of Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Emotional day for Andrews’ letter-signing ceremony 

                  There was a little more to Bryce Andrews’ letter-of-intent signing party at Fort Lupton High …
Andrew Beauvois takes his prerace routine to a tire swing ahead of Brighton's Turkey Trot Nov. 20. He finished 57th overall with a time of 23:04.

Brighton's Turkey Trot 2021 draws more than 900 participants

The walkers and runners came by the hundreds ,, more than 500 in all .. to the 37th version of Brighton's Turkey Trot Nov. 21 at the Brighton Recreation Center. It was a mix of trained runners, …
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Mario Nicolais

This GOP candidate has a shot at statewide office

Recently I received an unexpected call from Pam Anderson, an announced candidate for Colorado secretary of state. As friends for more than 15 years, it was good to catch up. It was even better to …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
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