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LPS school board digs into group's concerns

The school board won't seek the firing of Arapahoe High School Natalie Pramenko, but it is interested in taking a deeper dive into concerns spurred by a largely anonymous coalition alleging a toxic … more

'We've practiced for this'

First responders descended on STEM School Highlands Ranch within moments of the initial 911 call, said South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Eric Hurst, and years of training paid off. “We've practiced … more

ACC professor pulls man from wreck in mountains

From the moment he watched the van careen over the cliff, Elijah Dicks didn’t have time to stop and think. Dicks, a history professor at Arapahoe Community College, was driving down Highway 285 … more

Spring is in bloom in Littleton

Littleton’s famed Crabapple Route was in full spring splendor the first week of May. More than 7,000 flowering crabapple trees line the roughly 7-mile route through the heart of town, filling the … more

New pizza place in Littleton sports big-time pies

More than 2 feet across and weighing as much as a bowling ball, the Beast is a formidable pizza. Any pair of gastronauts who can tackle the monstrous mega-pie in 45 minutes or less gets their $45 … more

Arapahoe High community pushes back against accusations

Hundreds packed the Arapahoe High School theater on May 2 for a special meeting to discuss a group's allegations that the school has a toxic culture that prioritizes high achievers and disregards … more

Bringing the cosmos indoors

Real astronomers don't let overcast skies spoil their fun. Jennifer Jones, the chair of Arapahoe Community College's astronomy department, hosts a series of "star parties" every semester, hauling the … more

Reynolds Landing to see river improvements

Tucked away behind Breckenridge Brewery along the South Platte River, Reynolds Landing is quietly becoming another jewel in the crown of public improvements along the once-neglected waterway, … more

Littleton council to rule on Melting Pot pergola proposal

Downtown Littleton's Melting Pot fondue restaurant needs to build permanent outdoor seating to stay afloat, its owners say, but a growing chorus of critics say those plans would ruin the view of a … more

Arapahoe High culture, leadership face scrutiny

Dozens of comments attributed to students, parents and teachers at Arapahoe High School allege the school has an image-driven culture that lionizes athletes and high achievers and leaves others to … more

Fear, loss of funds challenge Littleton immigrant center

Fear of interacting with federal immigration officials is scaring off immigrants eligible for citizenship from becoming Americans, leaders at the Littleton Immigrant Resource Center told U.S. Rep. … more

Littleton Business Chamber ready to flex political muscle

Not even two years since its founding, the Littleton Business Chamber is becoming a powerhouse in local commerce and politics, the group’s leaders say. The LBC “collaboratively fights for the … more

Columbine survivor: 'Not a single one of us walked out the same'

Twenty years. Twenty years since the day hell opened beneath Columbine High School. Since students streamed out of the south Jefferson County school, their hands over their heads, fleeing two … more

Woman who spurred metro Denver school shutdowns found dead

A Florida woman whose behavior spurred a massive shutdown of Denver-area schools died by suicide near Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, officials said on April 17. Sol Pais, 18, traveled from … more

Group calls for firing of Arapahoe High principal, but district officials offer support for Pramenko

An anonymous group is calling for the firing of Arapahoe High School Principal Natalie Pramenko amid what it calls a destructive culture at the school. Calling itself the Arapahoe High School … more

Shooting range stalled again by new lawsuit

A controversial gun store in south Littleton is facing another lawsuit, again stalling out the owners' plans to complete a shooting range that has drawn the ire of neighbors. Triple J Armory, which … more

Construction picking up on west Belleview

Construction is picking up along Belleview Avenue west of the South Platte River. The Centennial Square shopping center, across Belleview from Home Depot and home to Dollar Tree and Dairy Queen, is … more

City hikes fees on developers to defray growth costs

City council voted to increase the amount of one-time fees the city collects from land development to pay for increased use of city amenities, though some officials wish the rates could be even … more

Littleton Adventist Hospital celebrates 30 years

Littleton Adventist Hospital celebrates its 30th birthday this year, but there are other numbers that tell the story of Littleton's hospital better: More than a million emergency room visits, 50,000 … more

Dogged pursuit of fun

It was a long winter, but as the last mountains of snow melted away in parking lots, local dog parks filled back up with rowdy pups. About a dozen dogs cavorted in Englewood's Canine Corral on March … more
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