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Governor touts preschool expansion during Littleton visit

Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers visited Littleton's Village Preschool on Jan. 17, touting the benefits of a proposed preschool expansion on the heels of a full-day kindergarten program …
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Bond set at $250,000 for woman charged with daughter's murder

A former Highlands Ranch resident who was charged with the murder of her daughter has been granted bond. A grand jury charged Kelly Turner, 41, with 13 counts, including murder, child abuse, theft …
Mya Pena, 17, was killed in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide on Jan. 14. Pena was a soccer player and student at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch.

Friends of teen murder victim celebrate her life with vigil

Friends, fellow students and teachers of a recently slain teen celebrated the girl's life during a candlelight vigil at Mile High Academy in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 16. Mya Pena, 17, was a student at …
Camp MissFits founder Priscilla Freed, left, and trainer Jess Gerard in the women's fitness center's new studio. The center, which began with meetings in public parks, moved into a new studio in the Woodlawn Shopping Center in January.

Women's fitness center finds new home

From humble beginnings, Camp MissFits is reaching new heights. The women's fitness center, founded in 2006 by Priscilla Freed, started out meeting in public parks. After years in a cramped studio …
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert

LPS to pull cash from savings as budget cuts loom

Facing a $4.2 million budget cut, Littleton Public Schools will pull $1 million out of its savings to help soften the blow, the board of education decided unanimously Jan. 16. The move comes as LPS …

Probe can’t confirm sightings of drones

An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the Western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of …
Education

Education notes

Community conversations The LPS school board will host four community conversation events about culture and climate, diversity, safety and security, and mental health. It's an opportunity to learn …

STEM victims claim injury, wrongful death against school and district

Victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, including the parents of slain senior Kendrick Castillo, have begun the process of suing the school and the Douglas County School District for …

Bulletin board: Updates on schools near you

Here's a roundup of recent news from schools in the Littleton and Cherry Creek school districts: Cherry Creek School District • Grandview High School congratulated Christian Charles, viola, and …
Littleton Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Diane Doney walks down a hallway in the old Ames Elementary School building.

Charter group claims Littleton Public Schools unfairly withholds funds

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is seeking to revoke Littleton Public Schools' exclusive authority over its two charter schools, alleging LPS has failed to equitably distribute funds between …

Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp. Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the …
Business
Sarah DeAngelo solders a bracelet at her store on Jan. 3. Her jewelry is featured in 50 stores around the country and in the lifestyle retailer Sundance Catalog.

Handcrafted jewelry store comes to Englewood

Back in 2000, Sarah DeAngelo was running around a steakhouse in Beverly Hills taking food orders as a server. On impulse, DeAngelo quit her job after a customer was rude to her, and the next day, she …

SouthGlenn Macy's lease extended to 2022

The lease for Macy's at The Streets at SouthGlenn was recently extended through early 2022, a corporate representative said, lending a breath of life to a store whose years appear to be numbered. But …

American Furniture Warehouse store changes hands

A large store at the foot of southwest Centennial neighborhoods is under new ownership at the start of the new year. The American Furniture Warehouse at East County Line Road and South University …
Makizushico in south Littleton offers a high-end experience without the drive downtown.

Swanky sushi spot opens in Littleton

Sushi fanatics looking for a next-level experience might be surprised that one of the hippest new spots isn't in LoDo or RiNo, but a quiet strip mall in Littleton. Makizushico opened in December at …

Littleton City Council rejected Richmond Homes' plans to build dozens of three-story homes on a north Littleton lot.

City council spikes proposed housing development

Littleton City Council soundly rejected a developer's request to rezone a north Littleton parcel from industrial to residential, spiking plans to build 85 three-story houses on an 8.5 acre lot. …
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