In Main Street parade, 'the tradition continues'

With the whoop of a siren, lollygaggers cleared Main Street, and the Grand Parade of the 91st annual Western Welcome Week began rolling through downtown Littleton on Aug. 17. The theme of this year's …
Donations to food bank flat as needs climb
The shelves are starting to look a little thin at one of the south metro area's biggest food banks. Donations are flat at Integrated Family Community Services — formerly called Interfaith — while …

LPS students head back to class

School was back in session for Littleton Public Schools students on Aug. 16, and for sixth-graders at Newton Middle School, that meant going to a new school. They'll get yet another new school before …

Schlachter to seek reelection to council

Littleton City Councilmember Kyle Schlachter will seek reelection to his at-large seat on council this fall. Schlachter, 38, was elected to a two-year term in 2017. Schlachter is the outreach …

My Name Is ... Herb Goede

The taxman cometh I'm a dad and a husband first. I run an IT development shop for FISERV. The main company does credit card processing, but I work for a division that develops and maintains the …

Teacher, writer announces council run

Writer and substitute teacher Jessica Mendes Ford announced her candidacy for an at-large seat on Littleton City Council this fall. Ford, 34, has been a substitute teacher for Littleton Public …

News

Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells …

Life

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …

Sports

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all …

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Winning Words

Managing the game clock for greater success

Is it our time management skills that need a little work, or is the enemy time compression? “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week” — Anonymous How true. And we all know what the …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Views from an expert in the laughingstock market

I could give a two-day seminar on the No. 2 pencil, but I couldn’t have an intelligent two-minute conversation about the stock market. Those words — “stock market” — have intimidated me …
Andrew Graham

Do your part to define south metro community

As chairman of the South Metro Denver Chamber Board of Directors, I’d like to thank everyone who’s shared thoughts and ideas with me over the years. It is apparent many have a deep appreciation …
Norton
Winning Words

Who’s the boss? You’re the boss

Whether you are a business owner, an executive, a manager, or a supervisor with a team of people reporting to you, or you are someone who reports into another person, guess what? You are all still …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The last, final diatribe on an unneeded, unnecessary word

I, like, give up. Once a year for the past eight years, I have written a column about the extra-grammatical use of the word “like” and its part in the ruination of the English language. Each …
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