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Pins in a wall map show where the Immigrant Resource Center's clients come from, and where they end up.

Littleton City Council reignites debate on funding immigrant resources center

With a surplus of funding on hand, city council members reopened a debate on the future of Littleton’s only affordable resource center for documented immigrants after it was defunded by the previous council in September. 
Martha Slinkard, foreground, speaking during an Englewood School Board meeting on Jan. 18, criticized the board’s plans to sell empty land it owns at 2323 W. Baker Ave. in northwest Englewood to developers seeking to build new duplexes at the site.

Views vary on Englewood duplex proposal

As the Englewood Schools Board of Education considers selling an empty 3.2-acre lot to developers seeking to build new high-density housing, some nearby residents are criticizing the idea of rental duplexes being constructed.
The state had lower graduation rates in 2021.

Douglas County Schools graduation rate dips

Douglas County School District’s graduation rate fell marginally and the state graduation rate saw its first dip in a decade last year, according to recently released data from the Colorado …
Sociologist and researcher Anna Mueller, who led a study on teen suicide prevention that focused on Littleton schools, speaks during an LPS forum in 2018.

Littleton schools study could help in fight against youth suicide

A two-year study focusing on the relationship between social environments and youth suicide could provide a “partial roadmap” for schools and communities looking to improve the promotion of …
From 2010 to 2020, Douglas County's population grew by 25% to just over 360,000 people.

Douglas County poised for more growth

After a decade of growth that far outstrips the Denver metro area as a whole, Douglas County shows few signs of slowing down, driven by high levels of demand and new development in expanding towns …
A team at Cherry Creek Innovation Campus works on building tiny homes.

Cherry Creek students building ‘tiny homes’ for homeless

For the second time, students at Cherry Creek’s career and technical education campus are building what are known as “tiny homes” as part of an effort to help people out of unsheltered …
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A portion of the gift cards donated at Resolute Brewery in response to efforts by the Arvada Resiliency Task Force and Arvada city councilors Lauren Simpson and Lisa Smith.

Arvada rallies support for Marshall Fire victims

If the Marshall Fire spread panic as it burned, it spread hope as it smoldered.
January is National Bath Safety Month. Experts warn that turning away for just a second could result in tragedy.

One second can result in irreversible tragedy

Britney Lombard reminds caregivers not to leave little ones in the bathtub — not to grab a towel, not to answer the door, not for a moment.  “That one minute is when those tragedies are …
After receiving approval from council in November, plans to rezone the Aspen Grove shopping center in south west Littleton could be headed to a city-wide vote.

Petition could lead to referendum on Littleton's Aspen Grove

A decision by Littleton City Council to redevelop the Aspen Grove shopping center for new housing could ultimately fall to the city’s voters after residents successfully petitioned to hold a …
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GOP contenders defend gas industry

Colorado’s oil and gas industry was well represented Jan. 6 as five Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for Colorado governor met in Fort Lupton. “(Gov. Jared) Polis killed the oil and …

Douglas County warns of fairground event scam

Douglas County is warning citizens not to fall for a scam advertising a New Year’s Eve party at the fairgrounds this year. “There is no such party,” according to a social media …
Legislators listen to Lisa Hough, President of Adams County Regional Economic Partnership, kick off the event.

Too early to talk politics? Legislators outline plans at Adams County breakfast

Legislators talked about economic recovery, health care, child services, education, the environment and more during the annual Adams County Regional Partnership Legislative Preview Breakfast Dec. 10 …
COMMUNITY LIFE IN PHOTOS
Canadian singer  and bassist John  Cunningham performs with his singer/songwriter and yodeling bride  Eli Barsi. The couple performed for a sold-out audience Jan.15 at the American Mountaineering Center.
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Golden Cowboy Poetry Gathering wraps up on high note

Lovers of the American West were treated to a hearty helping of cowboy poetry, storytelling and song as the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering got underway after a two-year hiatus at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
The Saint Bernard's were all adopted through the rescue.

Barrel-bearing Bernards deliver Christmas cheer

Christmas came early for certain Littleton-area residents who were greeted Thursday morning by a procession of Saint Bernards with barrels of beer around their collar.  Two Littleton-area households …
A band plays at the Tailgate Tavern during Parker Days in June 2018.

Parker Days will be smaller, with local focus in 2022

After taking two years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parker Days festival will return to the town in 2022 with a smaller, more local focus. The event will have one fewer stage than previous …
Corinne Howe and Jennifer Snyder work on making cookie dough.

Bailey resident teaches class on baking at high altitudes

If your cakes fall and your cookies are hard when you bake at high altitude, you're not alone. In Bailey, Kathy Mastroianni has been teaching people how to adjust recipes for successful baking in the mountains for about eight years.
Murdoch, a 5-year-old basset hound, won the election to be Littleton's first-ever honorary dog mayor.

Meet Littleton’s new dog mayor (and mayor pro tem)

Littleton has a new leader. He likes belly rubs and smelling the flowers when he walks.  Murdoch, a 5-year-old basset hound, will be the city’s first honorary dog mayor after winning the recent …

VIDEO: Collecting African art is a passion for retired teacher in Denver

One of the country’s most extraordinary private art collections is hidden in plain sight. Nearly every square inch of Paul Hamilton’s home in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood is occupied by a …

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Veteran news leader named Colorado Community Media editor

The next editor-in-chief of Colorado Community Media is Lisa Schlichtman, an experienced, award-winning news executive and an industry leader.

News
DENVER -- The Colorado State Board of Education denied Adams 14 School District's attempt to end its contract with MGT Consulting Jan. 28. The vote was 7-0. "Given the district's recent failure …
Pointing to a decline in the rate of new coronavirus cases, Tri-County Health Department announced it will consider ending its mask mandates for schools and public indoor places in general in Arapahoe and Adams counties.
Former Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning has been sentenced to 120 days of electronic home monitoring and two years of supervised probation for deploying a stun-gun against then-75-year-old Michael Clark on May 30.
Littleton Public Schools (LPS) will stop hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on school campuses after two videos surfaced on a far-right Twitter account showing alleged students mislead clinic staff while requesting shots that they apparently never received..
Life
Most people remember their first concert experience — it usually represents their tastes at the time or the direction their musical palette will grow. So, starting with classical music is a great …
Gerry Olde was incredibly competitive, never met a stranger, very generous and a huge Broncos fan. He was a great family man, a savvy businessman and an expert golfer, always with a smile on his face and piercing light blue eyes that let you know he was listening to you. Gerry died on Dec. 12, 2021, at the age of 96.
Well-known area director Robert Wells brings skill and a sense of humor to “Little Shop of Horrors,” starting Jan. 28 and running through March 6 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., …
Afternoon Tea was introduced in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, to get her through the long period between lunch and dinner, not served in her abode until 8 p.m., according to …
Sports
Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View High School’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to play in the state’s newest classification starting in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Skyview rolled to a big, first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 61-37 home-floor win over Thornton Jan. 27. Skyview scored its first points before the Wolverines ran an offensive play, …
Arapahoe High School will be hosting a donation drive for victims of the Marshall Fire during its boys and girls basketball games against Mullen High School Thursday night. 
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