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Getting a birder's eye view

To die-hards of Carson Nature Center's First Wednesday birding group, the water features along the links of the Littleton Golf Club at Federal Boulevard and Bowles Avenue couldn't be more thrilling. … more

Poke salad arrives in Littleton

The Denver foodie scene has come a long way from the cowtown days, but there's a good chance you've never heard of poke salad. Pronounced “pokey,” the Hawaiian dish centered on raw fish and rice … more

My Name Is... Hannah Peiffer

Miner's daughter When I was born I lived in Victor, a mining ghost town in the mountains, south of Cripple Creek. It's a big part of my identity. There were hardly any people there, and I had the … more

How should city slice up funding pie for parks, trails?

As development reshapes the look of Littleton, the city's Open Space Task Force has developed specific priorities for open-space funding. The task force, convened in summer 2018, sought to synthesize … more

Aging population, housing prices to weigh on city, expert says

News flash: Baby boomers are getting old. But how will Littleton respond to a wave of retirees? That's one of the questions Littleton will have to answer in coming decades, said Chris Akers, an … more

Joan Lopez: The new face of the clerk and recorder's office

Joan Lopez, Arapahoe County's new clerk and recorder, was one of three Democrats who beat incumbent Republicans in Arapahoe County races in November, alongside Sheriff Tyler Brown and Assessor PK … more

Murder of cheerleader from Columbine Valley remains a mystery after nearly 50 years

Marilee Burt never made it home. Burt, 15, decided to walk home from Goddard Middle School in Littleton on Feb. 26, 1970, after a scheduling mixup left her without a ride from cheerleading … more

Second suspect arrested following chase, fatal crash in Littleton

Denver police arrested a second suspect in connection with a police chase that ended with a deadly crash in Littleton on Feb. 6, according to a news release. Mario Juan Jose, 24, was arrested in … more

City sculptures removed for restoration work

Pac-Man is getting a facelift. The big steel sculpture in Bowles Grove Park — which locals often refer to as Pac-Man for its resemblance to the video game — is one of three public artworks … more

Man who had been accused of killing teacher sentenced to probation

Dan Pesch — who in 2017 confessed to killing Kiowa High School teacher Randy Wilson in 2010, only to later say he didn't do it and have murder charges dropped — was sentenced to three years' … more

Suspect in custody identified after chase, crash that left two dead in Littleton

Two people were killed after a woman driving a stolen car crashed into their vehicle at the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue in Littleton in the early hours of Feb. 6, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. more

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s … more

Englewood and Littleton's homeless share struggles, needs in metro survey

A dog growled from within the tarp-draped tent as Mike Sandgren slid down the snowy embankment toward it. “Hello?” called Sandgren, a ministry leader at Englewood's Wellspring Church. “We've … more

Some Windermere fire victims still searching for housing

Sharon Denham finally found an apartment. Denham, who evacuated the Windermere senior living apartments amid a November fire that left one man dead, spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and the … more

Former clerk: National politics to blame for loss

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane, a Republican, narrowly lost his re-election bid in the 2018 election to Joan Lopez, one of several county races that saw incumbent Republicans ousted by … more

Windermere probably won't face sprinkler requirement

A Winderemere apartment tower will likely not be required to install a sprinkler system as part of repairs after a deadly fire, city officials said. The apartment tower at 5829 S. Datura St. in … more

'He lived with courage and followed his heart'

Garrett Ray brought the Littleton community together for years as editor and owner of the Littleton Independent. He did so one last time, at his funeral. A standing-room-only crowd packed Columbine … more

Garrett Ray remembered as 'the soul of the community'

When former Littleton Independent editor and owner Garrett Ray died on Dec. 17, with him went a piece of Littleton's past. “He was the soul of the community,” former Littleton City Manager Larry … more

Police: Man who killed teen girl was warned to quit playing with gun

Luisa Aguilar was killed three weeks before her 16th birthday. Timothy “Alex” Shelton, 22, admitted firing a shot that passed through a friend’s cheek and into Aguilar’s head as the pair … more

Windermere evacuees say goodbye to community

Pauline Draper gathered up her coat and scarf, and headed off to sign paperwork officially severing ties to the Windermere apartments. The warm sunshine outside the Life Center was a far cry from the … more
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