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Littleton schools set reopening plan amid doubts, fears

Littleton Public Schools is moving ahead with plans to resume in-person classes at the end of August, though numerous teachers pleaded with the school board to reconsider. While current plans call … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

Challenges abound as Littleton Public Schools works to reopen classrooms

Littleton Public Schools is planning on resuming in-person learning on schedule this fall, but there are a lot of kinks to work out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials say situations could … more

Neighbors bring drive-by love to Littleton woman

Margie Ingram was born to a family of farmers outside a little town in the country. Now, as she turns 95, she lives in a bustling city. The thing is, she never moved. Ingram, who grew up in part in a … more

No evidence of violent protests coming to Littleton, police chief says

Littleton Police say there is no evidence to support social media rumors of violent protests coming to Littleton. more

'Every day is Memorial Day for me'

On a mountainside in Afghanistan in 2005, Heritage High School graduate and Navy SEAL Danny Dietz gave his life for his country.Nearly 15 years later, his father, Danny Dietz Sr., spent Memorial Day … more

Littleton's Main Street gears up for al fresco evenings

Littleton’s slate of summer festivals may have been canceled this year to contain the spread of COVID-19, but there could still be fun downtown events on the horizon. more

South Dakota hotelier received 3 Littleton city grants, records show

Out of 60 business recovery grants that the City of Littleton gave in early May to business owners affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns, three went to a South Dakota-based company that owns three chain … more

Alleged Tri-County vandal has history of attention-seeking

The man police say repeatedly vandalized Tri-County Health Department's Aurora offices and threatened staff over the COVID-19 shutdowns has a long history of attention-seeking behavior. more

Farming the city: Urban homesteaders get back to the land

Sundari Kraft grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. But while she fantasized about a self-sufficient life in a little house on the prairie, she lived in a bungalow in Northglenn. “As I got older, I … more

Future murky for Littleton immigrant center

For years, the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center has helped legal immigrants learn English, find jobs and become American citizens. Now, amid an unprecedented economic crisis that stands to … more

Director of Littleton assisted living facility to step down

The executive director of Littleton's Libby Bortz Assisted Living home will step down, weeks after an outbreak of COVID-19 killed at least five residents and left several other residents and staff … more

Museum, library soldier on despite furloughs, closures

When the City of Littleton announced it would furlough dozens of employees as the city reels from the financial blow of COVID-19 shutdowns, Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Museum took the … more

Littleton approves grants for small businesses

The City of Littleton will offer grants of up to $2,500 to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns, the city council decided on April 21. The council voted unanimously to allocate … more

Summer events: postponed or fate unknown

It's shaping up to be a quiet summer in Littleton. With efforts to contain COVID-19 expected to continue for months to come, Littleton's summer festivals and events are largely postponed, canceled or … more

Littleton Police case load falls; burglaries, car thefts rise

Littleton Police are filing far fewer case reports than normal for this time of year, but the number of reported burglaries and car thefts are up. Littleton Police took 460 case reports between March … more

Goddard Middle School's missile leaves for new home

After more than half a century, Goddard Middle School's old missile has lifted off. A crew lifted the 41-foot-tall Nike Hercules missile from its footing in front of the west Littleton school on … more

With stay-at-home in full swing, Littleton's downtown a ghost town

It's rush hour on Main Street in downtown Littleton. Stoplights cycle over an empty street. A handful of dog-walkers stroll past shuttered stores. Nearby, empty light rail trains coming south from … more

COVID-19 means homebound seniors lose personal touch during Meals on Wheels dropoffs

Hundreds of homebound seniors and people with disabilities in the south metro area are losing a regular source of human contact this week, as Nourish Meals on Wheels transitions to a no-interaction … more

The Independent stands by our reporting

At the March 3 Littleton City Council meeting, Councilmember Carol Fey accused the Independent of misreporting her words in an article following a January meeting on refugee resettlement. Fey claimed … more
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