Parent of LPS student who misled clinic staff about consent says goal was to shut down COVID vaccine sites at school

After a boy filmed himself misleading health staff to see if he could get a COVID-19 vaccine at a site using space in a Littleton school, the boy's father said the intention of the video was to shut down the vaccine site and the prospect of any others in the future. 

Littleton Public Schools shuts down vaccine clinics after videos show alleged minors misled staff about age, consent

Littleton Public Schools (LPS) will stop hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on school campuses after two videos surfaced on a far-right Twitter account showing alleged students mislead clinic staff while requesting shots that they apparently never received..

Littleton City Council reignites debate on funding immigrant resources center

With a surplus of funding on hand, city council members reopened a debate on the future of Littleton’s only affordable resource center for documented immigrants after it was defunded by the previous council in September. 

Views vary on Englewood duplex proposal

As the Englewood Schools Board of Education considers selling an empty 3.2-acre lot to developers seeking to build new high-density housing, some nearby residents are criticizing the idea of rental duplexes being constructed.

DA's office to offer resolution for low-level warrants

The District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District will be hosting an in-person event on Feb. 12 in Aurora for people with active low-level warrants to resolve their cases or set new court …

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The Tri-County Health Department's headquarters in Greenwood Village.

Tri-County Health may end school, indoor mask mandates as soon as Feb. 4

Pointing to a decline in the rate of new coronavirus cases, Tri-County Health Department announced it will consider ending its mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in general in Arapahoe and Adams counties.

Fort Lupton leans toward drawing for marijuana businesses

Fort Lupton City Council may revise its imposed cap on the number of marijuana businesses it will allow in town. Five businesses applied for four available business permits. City Clerk Mari Pena …
Aboard a Colorado National Guard helicopter, Gov. Jared Polis on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, gets a flyover tour of Boulder County neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires the previous day. He was accompanied by Brig. Gen. Laura Clellan, Adjutant General of Colorado, and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse also toured the area in a separate helicopter.

Arapahoe High School hosting Thursday donation drive for Marshall Fire victims

Arapahoe High School will be hosting a donation drive for victims of the Marshall Fire during its boys and girls basketball games against Mullen High School Thursday night. 
Students sit for finals in a classroom at Options Secondary Program.

Colorado public schools enrollment declines

Student enrollment has continued declining across Colorado public schools, with the state counting about 1,200 fewer students in kindergarten through 12th grade this fall than last year, when …

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times …
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Coming Attractions

Orchestra plans event for families, children

Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great …
Guests enjoy tea service at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel.

Afternoon Tea in the Queen City

Afternoon Tea was introduced in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to get her through the long period between lunch and dinner, not served in her abode until 8 p.m., according to …
While Wednesdays are typically called "Hump Day," at Keller Bros. Auto Repair it's "Help Day." For every oil change on a Help Day, the store donates money to local charities and nonprofits. For the month of January, the store made Help Day a campaign to raise money for Elizabeth Kupfner, and her family, who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire.

Littleton business rallies support for family displaced by Marshall Fire

Keller Bros. Auto Repair in Littleton has a history of community support. At the store, Wednesday is known as “Help Day” and for the past eight years its owners have donated $5 for every …
Coming Attractions

Finding acceptance in ‘Sordid Lives’

There’s unlucky timing, and then there’s starting a theater company not long before a global pandemic. Such is the case with the Wheat Ridge Theatre Company. But the company and its founder Maru …
Canadian singer  and bassist John  Cunningham performs with his singer/songwriter and yodeling bride  Eli Barsi. The couple performed for a sold-out audience Jan.15 at the American Mountaineering Center.
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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
Sports
Heritage junior Sophia Capp won the 200 IM, the 100 freestyle and swam a leg on the winning 200 freestyle relay team in a Jan. 21 dual swimming meet against Regis Jesuit.

Heritage continues its winning ways

Heritage, the top-ranked Class 4A girls swim team in Colorado, proved a point in a dual meet on Jan. 21. The Eagles used its entire varsity lineup to notch a 177-138 win over Class 5A power Regis …
Junior Kayli Spall (5) finished with six points on Jan. 11 in a 69-24 loss to the third-ranked Highlands Ranch girls basketball team.

Highlands Ranch rolls over shorthanded Ponderosa

Highlands Ranch girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki emphasized that the Falcons’ lopsided 69-24 win over Ponderosa on Jan. 18 was important. The score of the game was never close after the start …
Prairie View's Angelo Padilla Jr. awaits the eventual foul call against Gateway's D'Avonte Meadows Jan. 20 in Brighton. PVHS won the game 61-37.

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …
Scott Sanders, left, gave up the manager's job of the softball team at Fort Lupton High School in exchange for a spot on the Bluedevils' football team.

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …
Arapahoe junior Sydney White, 22, connected on six of eight three point attempts and finished with 22 points to help the Warriors notch a 59-46 win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11.

Arapahoe girls take easy win over Fossil Ridge

Arapahoe coach Jerry Knafelc had a message for his girls basketball team after an easy win over Fossil Ridge on Jan. 11. The Warriors, fourth in the Jan. 10 CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings, raced to …
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Susan Bailey

Ad astra — to the stars!

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed American astronauts to the Moon, and on July 20th the world stood still and watched as Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the surface. …

In defense of truth and ethics in politics

Have you noticed how off-kilter our political moral compass is? There are fact-check organizations to catch public falsehoods and untruths, but I’m wondering about our internal ethical checkpoints. …

Take the win, celebrate the victory

Congratulations! You have made it through the first 30 days of the year and have conquered all your goals and objectives, you have lived up to each resolution and commitment made on New Year’s Eve, …
Coming Attractions

2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Michael Norton

We can’t stop until we start

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Joe Saba. Here we go, the first week of the year begins and we are back at it, whatever “it” may be for each of …
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