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Englewood to hold special election for District 1 council seat

On the heels of a week that saw a 3-3 split emerge on the six-member Englewood City Council to decide whom to appoint as the seventh councilmember — filling former Mayor Joe Jefferson's shoes in … more

If you’re cloying or annoying, it’s our culture you’re destroying

The jails and prisons are overcrowded as it is, but there has to be room for a few more. There’s no excuse. Maybe there’s a story, but there’s no excuse. Anyone who leaves a shopping cart at a … more

Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

Amid gun glut, ‘This is Colorado’ says too much and too little

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said, “This is Colorado. Everybody has a gun.” Seven words that create a mural. Should they be added to our license plates and the signs that welcome … more

Riders give RTD high marks

RTD customers perceive the overall quality of RTD services to be very high, according to the results of the district’s latest customer satisfaction survey. The average rating of the overall quality … more

Fire consumes closed Columbine Square storefront in Littleton

An early morning fire consumed a portion of the long-abandoned Columbine Square Shopping Center at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue on Jan. 3. Littleton Fire Rescue received a call just after 3 … more

Reminding yourself to be patient is well worth whatever time it takes

Are you always on the go? Me too. Are you feeling like sometimes you are always in a rush? Me too. Are you feeling like at work and in your home life you are running late more than usual? Me too. Does all of this frustrate you? Me too. So, the … more

Opinions divided on 'scraping' in older neighborhoods

Scrape-offs — homes demolished and replaced with larger, newer ones by developers — have remade vast swaths of Denver in recent years, with hundreds popping up in trendy neighborhoods like … more

Some things need to be brought home, but violence is never one of them

This isn’t going to be one of the funny ones. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.” October is National … more

Regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 … more

Craig Hospital president/CEO plans to retire at end of year

The president and CEO of Craig Hospital, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital for people who have sustained spinal cord and/or brain injuries, will retire effective Jan. 1, 2019, according to a … more

Night of The Stars Talent Show auditions to be held at rec center

Englewood will be holding auditions for talented kindergartners through high school senior performers who want to take part in the 2018 edition of the city's Night of The Stars Talent Show. The … more

Englewood recycling Christmas trees at four locations around city

The presents are put away and, as the decorations and tree come down, Englewood has again set up drop-off points so residents can recycle live Christmas trees. The city parks division grinds the … more

‘He would want us to forgive’: Arrest made years after teacher's death

Kiowa High School let out for the summer in May 2010, with popular science teacher Randy Wilson’s youngest son Dean among the 29 graduates. Wilson’s sons Cody and Weston had recently told their … more

Gillit looks back at time on city council

Rick Gillit, a licensed mortgage broker and real-estate agent, ended his second term on the Englewood City Council Nov. 20. Gillit, who also is an honorably discharged veteran from the Air Force, was … more

Death toll creates urgency in fight against opioid abuse

One Coloradan died approximately every 27 hours on average from a prescription opioid-related overdose in 2015, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. While that … more

Jefferson aims to keep giving back to community

Englewood Municipal Judge and former Mayor Joe Jefferson still answers the phone at his mother's Chinese restaurant, the Twin Dragon on South Broadway. “I don't have any choice,” Jefferson, 38, … more

Letter to the editor: What’s the lesson?

What’s the lesson? Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert says that students participating in school walkouts is a teachable moment. What exactly is being taught? If kids want to … more

Amid opioid epidemic, six Colorado proposals could fight trend

When state Rep. Brittany Pettersen was a child, her day started with finding and hiding her mother’s keys, pouring out her alcohol and pills, and then going to school. She’d get home, and she’d … more

Listen first, respond second, and do both with great care

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons that I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically I have … more
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