Colorado lifts rules for masks, quarantines, outbreaks in schools
In yet another major lifting of state-imposed coronavirus restrictions, Colorado released an updated public health order that removes mask requirements for schools and repeals the mandate for school …

Venardos Circus thrills Littleton with dazzling acrobatics

A year and a half since its big top tent was last unfurled, Venardos Circus resumed its breathtaking act before adoring crowds in Littleton. The Florida-based traveling circus, founded in 2014 by …

Krista Kafer, columnist and think tank fixture, launches Littleton council run

Krista Kafer, a Denver Post opinion columnist, adjunct professor and longtime fixture in conservative think tanks, has announced her candidacy for an at-large seat on Littleton City …

Report lays out plan to address homelessness

Many groups are already working hard to address homelessness in Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan, but coordinating and expanding their services could go a long way toward addressing the complicated …

Therapist, social worker Rydin announces Littleton council run

Gretchen Rydin, a therapist and social worker, has announced her candidacy for Littleton's at-large city council seat this fall. Rydin, 37, said in an interview that she hopes to bring her background …

Arapahoe County Fair looking for volunteers

As the Arapahoe County Fair returns after its cancellation last year, organizers are looking for volunteers. The 115th annual fair is scheduled for July 22-25 at the county fairgrounds, 25690 E. …

News

Tri-County won’t require masks for unvaccinated in schools

With weeks until the upcoming school year, Tri-County Health Department — the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties — says it plans not to require masks for …

Life

Western Welcome Week originated almost a century ago

In 1928, the late Houstoun Waring, nationally recognized editor of the Littleton Independent, wanted to bring attention to the then-40-year-old paper by celebrating the 100th birthday of Richard …

Sports

Denver metro area Olympic athletes

The Summer Olympic Games taking place now in Tokyo features quite a few familiar faces for friends and family across the Denver metro area. Here are a few of the skilled and dedicated athletes that …

Voices
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at.
Linda Newell

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering …
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