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Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the county's population booms, said … 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

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

'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

Four jockey to replace departing state senator

Arapahoe County Democrats are gearing up to pick a replacement for Daniel Kagan, who announced his resignation from the state Senate in early December. Kagan's resignation, announced on Dec. 5, takes … more

Evacuees moving out of Windermere apartments in Littleton

The 163 seniors evicted from the Windermere apartments after a devastating November fire are gearing up to haul their belongings out of the building, but many are concerned about being given just two … more

Finding hope on a flat Earth

You can’t debunk Flat Earth. You might think you can. You might think it would be easy to shoot down a theory that says Earth is a flat, immobile disc covered by a dome. That space doesn’t exist. … more

Residents of senior apartment building hit by fire in Littleton must find new homes

All the residents of the east tower of the Windermere apartments — 163 seniors — will be evicted from the building after a mid-November fire rendered the building uninhabitable, building … more

Windermere residents, evacuated after fire, to spend another week waiting

Residents of the Windermere apartments, displaced by a Nov. 17 fire, got their first update in a week on Nov. 27, but there wasn't much to learn. More contamination testing will be needed before … more

Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County

Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent Republicans in both the sheriff and county … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student … more

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's … more

Colorado voter guide: Get to know the 2018 state ballot measures

Colorado voters will decide on 13 state-level measures, addressing big issues like education and road funding, oil and gas setbacks, and congressional redistricting. The measures are of three types: … more

Reinke Bros. haunted house reopens in downtown Littleton

Get ready to scream: After a three-year hiatus, downtown Littleton’s famous Reinke Bros. haunted house is back. The Haunted Mansion was a casualty of the 2014 hailstorm that closed the vaunted … more

A look at the details of Littleton's fire-inclusion plan

Littleton voters will decide this fall whether to include the city within the boundaries of South Metro Fire Rescue, among the more significant decisions the city's voters have faced in recent years. … more

State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

Taste of Colorado: Bigger and tastier than ever

What does it take to cook turkey legs for upward of half a million people? Rick Seewald, the owner of Parker’s Sweet Lorraine’s Catering, is pretty straightforward about it: “Well, a really big … more
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