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Venardos Circus thrills crowd 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 …
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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 …
Colorado Vaccination. Hands of doctor holding syringe and coronavirus (COVID-19) vial vaccine on flag Colorado

Unvaccinated people drive COVID rise as school looms

With the new school year only weeks away, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties are seeing the signs of an upswing in rates of new COVID-19 cases, according to a news release from Tri-County Health …
Littleton can expect a fun-filled summer, event planners say. The Western Welcome Week Grand Parade, which was canceled last year, is back on in 2021.

A Grand Parade requires grand planning

By the time Western Welcome Week’s Grand Parade is finished rolling down Main Street, it’s about time to start planning for next year. “We work hard all year putting everything together for …

Western Welcome Week schedule

All events are subject to change. For an up-to-date list with more information, go to WesternWelcomeWeek.org/events. Thursday, August 12 • 8 p.m.-11:59 p.m. Perseids Meteor Shower Star Party Carson …

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Wolvin, appeals-board member, seeks city council seat

Carolyn Wolvin, the vice chair of Littleton’s Board of Adjustment, has announced her candidacy for the District 3 seat on city council. The seat, representing Littleton’s southeast quadrant, is …
Education
Harrison School District in Colorado Springs last summer made videos explaining what to expect when their students returned to in-person learning.

Students share ideas on use of stimulus funds

Rowan Raetz has grand ideas for his high school, an aged building that could use a little sprucing up. He envisions an outdoor classroom or, at the very least, a relaxation space — one filled with …

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 …
A bus pulls out of Smoky Hill High School's parking lot on Aug. 18, the first day of school for freshmen in Cherry Creek School District.

Critical race theory debated at Cherry Creek schools meeting

An outcry heard in states around the nation reached the Cherry Creek School District when officials discussed changes to the district's social studies curriculum at a meeting where some community …
Andy O’Connell in front of the Retro-Cade, his mobile video arcade built out of an old DIA shuttle bus.

For classic video games, step aboard the Retro-Cade

Good news for Millennials wondering if their Mortal Kombat skills are still sharp: You can test them on Friday nights in Littleton this summer aboard the Retro-Cade, a former DIA shuttle bus turned …

Marcie Dlin plays the piano in May at her Englewood home. Dlin, a self-employed teacher of piano and vocals, lost about half of her business activity due to the pandemic and is looking for new students.

Englewood music instructor has unlocked potential for decades

One story that sticks out to longtime music teacher Marcie Dlin is when a young boy, Mitchell, doubted his ability to sing. Dlin, a theater instructor, had written a song for Mitchell’s character. …
Business
Joe Stoll of Forte Farms said Western Slope cherries are coming in nicely, but peaches, the main attraction, are just a couple weeks out.

Just peachy: The fruits of summer are on their way

Dig out those cobbler recipes. The first crop of Colorado peaches is due to arrive on the Front Range in early July, said Joe Stoll of Forte Farms, one of the biggest purveyors of the Western …
Planes stand at Centennial Airport in 2018.

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge on Denver Metroplex flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s …
Former Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, now the president of Littleton Village's residential district board, stands beside a growing sinkhole in the middle of the sprawling development. Cernanec and developer Jack Buchanan say the metro district can't afford to fix the sinkhole on its own, and are hoping the city will pitch in.

Littleton Village, mired in problems, comes to city for help

Struggling with acres of vacant land where a walkable commercial development should be — and a growing sinkhole that has left a central road unusable — representatives of the Littleton Village …
A volunteer stands on a ladder, painting the home of an Englewood resident during a volunteer project organized by the nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment.

Volunteers paint home of longtime instructor in Englewood

Longtime Englewood resident Marcie Dlin lives in a home adorned with photos of children, her former students over years of teaching piano, vocals and theater. But when the pandemic cut half of her …

John and Maria visit the grave of their son, Kendrick, every single day. Kendrick, 18, died while protecting his classmates from a school shooter.   This photo accompanied one of the Highlands Ranch Herald's award-winning stories for 2020.

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper …
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