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A sculpture stands outside the Englewood Civic Center where an indoor exhibit gallery for the Museum of Outdoor Arts has been housed since 2000.

Englewood selects remediation contractor following discovery of more meth contamination

After the City of Englewood received data Jan. 23 showing methamphetamine contamination in more areas of its civic center, the city selected a remediation contractor. “We have made a …
Ashley Somers teaching children a dance at a Stagebugz Theatre community workshop.

Local youth theatre nonprofit offers affordable classes

When Aspen Somers and her twin sister, Ashley, were kids, they watched an opera singer on television and fell in love with performance. Now, at 19 years old, the sisters run Stagebugz Theatre, a nonprofit youth theatre organization in Littleton.
Dr. Ira Dauber, wearing a green Walk with a Doc shirt, enjoys a nature walk with patients and other community members.

Walk with a Doc brings physicians, patients together

On Saturdays, doctors from South Denver Cardiology Associates trade out their white coats for baseball hats, t-shirts and sneakers.
The Arvada Library.

Arvada Library closes due to methamphetamine contamination

Another Denver area library has closed over concerns about methamphetamine residue.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown, left, and Bureau Chief Laurie Halaba flashed bright smiles after Halaba was sworn in Jan. 24 at the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Laurie Halaba becomes first female bureau chief at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office

Moments after making history at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Laurie Halaba hugged her daughter and wiped away tears.  She was just sworn in as the agency’s newest bureau …
Students outside at Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School.

Littleton district to keep current elementary boundaries

Dr. Justina Ford Elementary School in the Littleton district was built to serve a maximum capacity of 650 students, according to a presentation by the Long-Range Planning Committee (LRPC) at an Oct. 27 school board meeting. In its second year of operation, there are currently 707 students enrolled at Ford.
Clear Creek's Bode Baker throws a pitch during a June 2021 game at Denver Christian. Baker, who's been playing baseball since he was 3 or 4 years old, is graduating high school this year and hopes to play baseball at the collegiate level.

High school seniors reflect on life lessons from athletic careers

For high school seniors a few months from graduation, athletics have helped them prepare for the ups and downs, and the responsibilities of adult life.
Teachers and others rally outside Adams City High School Nov. 18 to protest the state board of education's decision to reorganize the district.

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

Tim Hernández speaking during the panel at Lone Tree Arts Center on Nov. 9.

Education leaders discuss equity, injustice

Making the education system equitable is no easy feat, but education leaders across Colorado continue to push for positive change and share the lessons they’ve learned in hopes of creating a …
A sign marks a home for sale on Dec. 5 in southeast Denver.

Small price drop unlikely to reverse skyrocketing home values in Colorado

Danielle and Stephan Storinsky “saw the writing on the wall.” It foretold how the housing market might change. So, earlier this year, the married couple sold their Arvada townhome.
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
The cafe offers an elevated take on PB&J sandwiches. The Banana Fo’fana is stuffed with bananas Foster jam, fresh sliced bananas, crisp bacon and creamy peanut butter.

Business Corner: Littleton Eatery finding its footing

Tucked behind a car dealership on South Broadway, first-time restaurateur Gene Hill is ushering a Littleton cafe through an “identity crisis.”  Originally billed as Brad B Jammin’ PB&J …

Boutique owner happy to work

Jen Burgess doesn’t like to think of the problems that every small business owner encounters as challenges. She prefers to call them little hurdles instead.  “If you can jump that little hurdle …

Fresh ingredients make Zell’s crepes a nutritious lunch option, says owner James Beatty.

Zell’s Mountain opens in time for new school year

High school students are a key part of the business model of a new fast-casual restaurant that opened its doors just in time for the school year.  Zell’s Mountain Creperie, owned by James and …
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