Road closures, power outages reported as storm wreaks havoc on Denver metro area and beyond

Gov. Jared Polis authorized the activation of the Colorado National Guard and declared an emergency as a blizzard continued to sweep across the Front Range the afternoon of March 13.
South Metro firefighter remembered for close ties to family, friends, colleagues after tumor battle
The firefighter was humble, but his influence will ring out far beyond his time on Earth. That's the picture family, friends and a colleague painted of Cody Mooney, 31, a firefighter in the south …

Poke salad arrives in Littleton

The Denver foodie scene has come a long way from the cowtown days, but there's a good chance you've never heard of poke salad. Pronounced “pokey,” the Hawaiian dish centered on raw fish and rice …

Police scanner access fading as agencies cite safety

Deputy Corie Chance sped in his vehicle to the scene of a shooting that would leave fellow Deputy Zackari Parrish dead and six other people injured. Chance's radio told him a gunman shot multiple …

My Name Is... Hannah Peiffer

Miner's daughter When I was born I lived in Victor, a mining ghost town in the mountains, south of Cripple Creek. It's a big part of my identity. There were hardly any people there, and I had the …

How should city slice up funding pie for parks, trails?

As development reshapes the look of Littleton, the city's Open Space Task Force has developed specific priorities for open-space funding. The task force, convened in summer 2018, sought to synthesize …

News

Littleton receives Dominos `Paving for Pizza' grant

Domino's promised to save carryout pizza, one pothole at a time, and it is doing just that in Littleton, according to a news release. Littleton was selected as a “Paving for Pizza” grant …

Life

My Name Is... Carole Hedrick

Paralegal/organist I'm a corporate paralegal for Catholic Health Initiatives — I keep track of all the entities in the Catholic side of Centura Colorado, but we have more than a hundred hospitals …

Sports

Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior …

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Winning Words

Understanding the simple truth of success

Why do we struggle with achieving success when there really is no secret to success? Is it because we have overcomplicated the thought or definition of success? Or is it because we really just …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Battling at backgammon — that’s just how we roll

It is one man against one woman, without handicap or charity or concession. There is strategy and there is luck. There is grit and there is determination. Words are said in the heat of competition …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Knowing when it’s time for a change

Have you ever felt the need to change something in your life? My guess would be yes, we all have at some point. And the anguish and torment we struggle with while we go through the thought process …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Looks like America isn’t good enough for America’s pastime

Play ball. The 2019 Major League Baseball season is about to get underway. Did I just hear yawns? Attendance was down at 17 MLB stadiums last year from the year before. There are a number of theories …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What to say when it’s all been said already

Do you ever feel like it’s all been said already? I mean how many times can we really talk about hope and encouragement, a positive attitude, kindness, charity, goodness, love, forgiveness, …
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