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Reinke brothers bring Halloween fright to Littleton

As a child, Gregg Reinke hated being scared.  Reinke remembers being 6 years old when a neighbor gave him a fright one Halloween night. Afterward, Reinke said, he was determined to …
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Douglas Benevento was selected as the president of the new Douglas County Health Department's Board of Health Sept. 30.

Tri-County Health plans to hand over COVID-19 services to Douglas County

Officials of Douglas County’s new health department and the Tri-County Health Department are discussing how to transition various COVID-19 services from Tri-County's administration to Dougco after a Tri-County official called a county order on mask wearing and quarantines "greatly concerning."
Audrey Simkins, an analyst for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, speaks about an update in a decades-old cold case during a press briefing Wednesday.

Victim identified in 33-year-old Sheridan cold-case homicide

Sheridan police, along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, have identified the victim of a 33-year-old cold case. 

Youth invited to enter Space Foundation art contest

The Space Foundation is inviting art students to enter the 12th annual International Student Art Contest. The 2022 International Student Art Contest theme is “Living, Working and Playing on the …

Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District …

Emily Nelson is CEO of Be a Tree Cremation in Denver, which offers an alternative to traditional end-of-life services.

Denver business offers ‘water cremation’ as end-of-life alternative

Let’s talk about death. “It’s really a Western culture thing, this death denial,” says Emily Nelson. “Where we just don’t really think about it or talk about it and it’s just become …
Education

Election 2021: Littleton City and Schools Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Littleton.

Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking.
An 8-year-old student does an online math lesson at her home in Timnath, Larimer County, on March 25, 2020.

Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic

Colorado students tumbled further behind in math as the pandemic closed schools and learning went largely virtual, according to a new analysis of this year’s state assessments results. The report …

Election 2021: As mask outrage engulfs school boards, Littleton candidates try to stay above the fray

Furor over masking policies in schools has swept across the Denver metro area as districts are faced with angry parents and shifting legal realities. 

A boy listens to his headphones as Douglas County Health Board members debate allowing students and teachers to opt out of masking mandates in schools at an Oct. 8 special meeting.

Douglas County Health Board approves opting out of school mask mandates

The Douglas County Health Department will allow people to opt out of any local masking requirements under a new health order aimed at curbing masking mandates in schools.
Business

Developers' plans for Littleton's Aspen Grove collide with community concern

Littleton residents packed the city council chamber for a marathon night of public comment during an Oct. 5 council meeting. The topic at hand: contention over the proposed redevelopment of Aspen Grove, a shopping center in south Littleton that has for years seen declining revenue. 
An oil well pumpjack at sunrise in eastern Colorado.

Oil & gas firm slapped with Colo.’s 2nd-largest state fine ever

After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman Co. had engaged in “a pattern of violations,” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second-largest penalty ever issued by …
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …

Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
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