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Rigoberto Valles-Dominguez sentenced to 128 years for shooting Littleton Police Officer David Snook

Rigoberto Valles-Dominguez was sentenced to 128 years in prison after a jury found him guilty in the 2021 shooting of Littleton Police Officer David Snook. This was the maximum sentence under the law using the applicable statutes and judicial rules, 18th Judicial District spokesperson Eric Ross said. Valles-Domnguez, 35, was sentenced on Sept. 25. A…

Non-credible threat made against Cherry Creek Schools following “hundreds” of false claims about staff, library books

False claims about staff and library books in the Cherry Creek School District led to a threat being made against five buildings, according to a Sept. 26 letter from Superintendent Christopher Smith.  In the letter to families, Smith said that last week, the school district received hundreds of emails, calls and social media comments “making…


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Two undefeated teams, one victor at LPS Stadium: Arapahoe vs. Columbine

Columbine remains undefeated after a narrow win against Arapahoe On Sept. 15th, two undefeated teams, the Arapahoe Warriors and the Columbine Rebels, clashed on the field at LPS Stadium, ending in a victory for the Rebels, scoring 31 points to the Warriors 29. This was a tough battle that lasted until the final seconds. The…

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Coming Attractions: Hard questions and healing at ‘The Laramie Project’

When a tragedy happens, how do the victims and community at large pick up the pieces?   Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming town of Laramie is still grappling with the reverberations of the event. That story is the focus of “The Laramie Project,” the latest production at the Arvada Center,…

Coming Attractions: Autumn ushers in the cool and creepy

Your favorite equinox guy is back, checking in right before we officially begin the best season of the year — autumn. Now that we’re about to jump into the time of chilly evenings, falling leaves and hearty foods, it’s my duty to round up some of the best ways to welcome fall.  The spirit of…

Cheer through chalk: Littleton merchants put on first chalk art festival

Downtown Littleton exploded with color the second weekend of September, as artists from across the state decorated the sidewalks of Main Street with chalk. It was Littleton’s first Walk the Chalk Festival, organized by a group of downtown merchants working together in a grassroots approach to create fun, family-friendly events in the area. Kelsey Riley,…


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Letter – Able Shepherd off-base

Able Shepherd off-base Regarding the Colorado Community Media article “Emails show Able Shepherd organized PrideFest protest, despite denial”: Given the…

Letter – Stop bad-mouthing equity

Stop bad-mouthing equity In the recent LTE by Susan Renton, she erroneously combines equity with preferential treatment of certain identity…

Letter – Financial follies

Financial follies I’m not a financial genius, but I do have a family member who believes he is. After all,…

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