Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus
In metro Denver and across the state, public health departments are facing a barrage of vitriol as they respond to the pandemic. Some officials have up and quit under the pressure, while others who stay say they fear for their safety.

Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call …
Former Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, left, gives Bonnie Douglas a “trishaw” ride through Hudson Gardens on July 28. Cernanec helped found Littleton’s chapter of Cycling Without Age, which takes seniors on rides around town.

On ‘trishaw’ rides in Littleton, seniors find freedom from isolation

Like many senior-community residents in the age of COVID-19, Bonnie Douglas endures a lot of boredom and loneliness. With seniors at heightened risk from the novel coronavirus, senior facilities have …
The bgood recreational marijuana dispensary in Englewood as seen in September 2019. The business also has locations in Denver and Northglenn.

Littleton voters could rule on recreational pot sales

Littleton voters could decide this fall whether to overturn the city's ban on recreational marijuana sales, if a citizen initiative makes it onto the ballot. If voters approve it, the citizen …
Iglidan, who was supposed to performat the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, performed a wide range of classic selections in the hour-long performance.

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera …
Wayne Graham stands outside Mean Street Ministry in Lakewood on April 16. Graham, who said he was homeless at the time, said there was nowhere for him to go on cold days as places like libraries were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Help available for food, housing, business, personal needs amid COVID-19

Maybe you’ve lost your family’s child care. Maybe you barely broke even this month. Maybe you’re on the verge of having to fend for yourself on the street.

In midst of coronavirus, firefighters adjust

All was quiet at West Metro Fire Rescue’s Station 1 on July 23. That is, until a recording of a woman’s voice rang through the bay, announcing an emergent medical alert. Within seconds, the …

Littleton's Weekends on Main extended through July

Littleton is foregoing almost every summer event this year in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, but Weekends on Main will carry on for a bit longer. Weekends on Main, which allows al fresco …

My Name Is: Tyjae Peña

‘Let’s go for it’ I was born in San Diego, then we moved to Greeley, but I made it out — now I live in Littleton. I own a lifestyle brand called Liv’n. Whatever you want to do that’s …

Pools reopen amid pandemic challenges

On July 10, outdoor swimming pool H2O’Brien in Parker was teeming with swimmers. Parents held up infants bobbing in the water, children stood under the dump bucket, squealing with glee as water …

News

Littleton OKs largest grants to businesses, nonprofits

Littleton city government is prepared to make its largest outlay yet of federal money to assist businesses and organizations impacted by the novel coronavirus. City council approved the allocation of …

Life

‘Art on the Green’ to be colorful event

Area artists will have new material ready to exhibit at the new Curtis Center for the Arts event, “Art on the Green,” scheduled for Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Curtis Park, 2349 East …

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Sports

Prep golfers weather storm delay in tourney

ThunderRidge High School boys golf coach Jim McCord was the director for the Continental League’s first tournament of the season on August 6 at the Broken Tee golf course in Sheridan. It was one of …

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Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Is it time to change the station?

Maybe you may have heard of this radio station before, WIIFM, which stands for “What’s in it for me?” This has been one of the most popular stations that many of us have tuned into for far too …
Craig Marshall Smith

Give life enough time and it breaks us all

“Janet,” one of my readers, can no longer read. That means she can no longer handwrite letters like the ones she has been sending to me for the past three or four years. Hers were the only …
Craig Marshall Smith
QUIET DESPERATION

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because …
Michael Norton
WINNING WORDS

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to …
Coming Attractions

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s …
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