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As many large retailers struggle, cities seek solutions

As old-guard retailers shutter stores and lay off workers in the face of shifting consumer habits, Colorado municipalities are in a precarious position due to an unusual tax structure that depends … more

Students unplug, discover value of real face time

An initiative to ditch social media for a month that started with Littleton Public Schools students has gone viral, with thousands of youngsters around the country and the globe joining in the effort to get reacquainted with the world beyond their … more

Vote of confidence

Things were quiet at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility on Federal Boulevard in Littleton on Halloween — ballots were coming in at a trickle, but Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane said the deluge would soon arrive as the Nov. 7 … more

Littleton welcomes new postmaster

Littleton’s new postmaster is ready to deliver. Lora McLucas was officially sworn in on Oct. 24, though she’s been on the job in Littleton since Oct. 14. McLucas, who rose through the ranks from a part-time mail carrier in southern Colorado … more

Times are tough, but options exist for first-time homebuyers

Lacy Franks makes being a first-time homebuyer sound easy. Franks, who grew up in Black Hawk, bought her first home last September, a two-bedroom townhome just off I-225 in Aurora, for $220,000 after three months of searching throughout the metro … more

Fire dispatch merger approved

Littleton City Council voted 6-1 to merge the city's fire dispatch services with South Metro Fire Rescue, ending months of wrangling. Councilmember Doug Clark remained steadfast in his opposition Oct. 17, having cast votes against the proposal at … more

LPS forum tackles youth suicide issues

Littleton Public Schools is addressing the issue of student suicide after two students took their own lives at the beginning of the school year. Panelists from a variety of mental healthcare entities spoke to parents, educators and community … more

Zombies: The life of the party

It was a beautiful day to be undead. The 9 annual Littleton Zombie Crawl staggered down Littleton Boulevard into downtown on Oct. 7, bringing out a few dozen would-be zombies and other creatures to hunt for brains. The crawl wound up at Reinke … more

Reinke Bros. haunted house still a year out

Reinke Bros.' famous haunted house in Littleton is still under construction, but don't be afraid — it'll be back next year. “The haunted house was always good, but now it'll be great,” said Reinke Bros. owner Greg Reinke. “We'll have more … more

Former LPS teacher sentenced for sex crimes

A former Littleton Public Schools teacher was sentenced on Oct. 6 to four years in prison, three years of probation and a lifetime on the sex offender registry after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting one of his students. A former student … more

Fire-dispatch merger hearing slated

There's one more chance to sound off on the proposed fire dispatch merger. Littleton City Council will hold a public hearing during its Oct. 17 meeting before making the final call on the off-again-on-again proposal to merge the city's fire … more

Dachtoberfest goes out with a dash

Dachshund lovers bid a fun-filled farewell to a beloved tradition at the 10 and final Colorado Dachtoberfest at Cornerstone Park in Littleton on Sept. 30. The annual event, known for its “Doxie Dash” races, wrapped up for good this year after … more

New LPS graduation requirements take effect with freshman class

Littleton High School is a big change for Ashton Haddock — and she'll be part of a big change for Littleton Public Schools. The 14-year-old freshman had attended an Outward Bound school since kindergarten, where her lessons included rock … more

Be there and be square

Ask a group of square dancers what impact their passion has had on their lives, and you’ll get one answer over and over: “I met my spouse square dancing.” It’s not hard to see why — how many opportunities does one get to laugh and twirl … more

Sky-high rents squeeze long-time residents

Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more

South Suburban seeks ongoing support from voters

People who use South Suburban Parks and Recreation District's recreation centers, trails and parks overwhelmingly approve of the district's offerings, according to surveys conducted earlier this year. They'll soon get a chance to put their money … more

Fire dispatch merger may happen after all

The plot has thickened in the on-again-off-again relationship between the city of Littleton and the proposed merger of the city's fire dispatch services with those of South Metro Fire District, after city council voted 5-2 on Sept. 19 to accept the … more
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