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.
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A video posted to the far-right Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok shows a person record Jogan Health staff at a vaccine clinic at Heritage High School. The person appears to give staff a consent form before receiving his shot, which they also appear to ultimately not receive.

Littleton Public Schools shuts down vaccine clinics after videos show alleged minors misled staff about age, consent

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..
Trials in Douglas, Arapahoe and Elbert counties have been suspended due to an increase in COVID cases.

DA's office to offer resolution for low-level warrants

The District Attorney's Office for the 18th Judicial District will be hosting an in-person event on Feb. 12 in Aurora for people with active low-level warrants to resolve their cases or set new court …
While Wednesdays are typically called "Hump Day," at Keller Bros. Auto Repair it's "Help Day." For every oil change on a Help Day, the store donates money to local charities and nonprofits. For the month of January, the store made Help Day a campaign to raise money for Elizabeth Kupfner, and her family, who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire.

Littleton business rallies support for family displaced by Marshall Fire

Keller Bros. Auto Repair in Littleton has a history of community support. At the store, Wednesday is known as “Help Day” and for the past eight years its owners have donated $5 for every …
In the aftermath of the Marshall Fire, experts are recommending ways to prepare for tragedy.

Marshall Fire may weigh on emergency planning for Arapahoe County

It’s difficult to say what lessons Arapahoe County may take away from the Marshall Fire so far, when details are still emerging, said Nathan Fogg, Arapahoe County’s emergency manager. “But …
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Parker again introducing bill hoping to leave RTD 

For the second year in a row, a bill that would allow Parker residents to decide if they want to leave the Regional Transportation District has been introduced into the legislature. The bill, …

Westminster police say two missing adults are safe

Westminster police found two adults -- both of whom have dementia -- who had been reported missing. Lee Wiedmaier, 89, turned up west of City Park in Denver Jan. 25.  No other details are …

Children’s Hospital Colorado takes on mental health crisis

In the wake of declaring a state of emergency for pediatric mental health in May 2021, Children’s Hospital Colorado — CHC — continues to invest more resources to better support children, youth …

Arapahoe Community College to be mostly remote until Feb. 1 amid COVID surge

Arapahoe Community College President Stephanie Fujii announced that most ACC classes would begin virtually on Jan. 18 and continue on a remote status until Feb 1. The decision came amid a continued …

ICU nurse honored with Sky Ridge Healthcare Hero Award

Thanks to a Sky Ridge nurse’s quick thinking and the urge to do the right thing, a life was probably saved on a cold, icy highway in the early-morning hours of Jan. 6.

Englewood water shutoffs to resume for those who can’t pay bill

The pandemic policy of letting water service continue when residents have overdue utility bills will soon end in Englewood, but financial assistance is available for those still struggling to pay. …

A sense of place on the plains

“In this drawing series `Near/Far’ I have gone back to what had become my favorite places and discovered new ones ...” Denver artist Charles Parson writes. “I am excited to put in place the …

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State board says 'no' to ending Adams 14's contract with consulting firm

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 …

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Orchestra plans event for families, children

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 …

Sports

Heritage continues its winning ways

Heritage, the top-ranked Class 4A girls swim team in Colorado, proved a point in a dual meet on Jan. 21. The Eagles used its entire varsity lineup to notch a 177-138 win over Class 5A power Regis …

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Susan Bailey

Ad astra — to the stars!

In the summer of 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed American astronauts to the Moon, and on July 20th the world stood still and watched as Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the surface. …

In defense of truth and ethics in politics

Have you noticed how off-kilter our political moral compass is? There are fact-check organizations to catch public falsehoods and untruths, but I’m wondering about our internal ethical checkpoints. …

Take the win, celebrate the victory

Congratulations! You have made it through the first 30 days of the year and have conquered all your goals and objectives, you have lived up to each resolution and commitment made on New Year’s Eve, …
Michael Norton

We can’t stop until we start

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” — Joe Saba. Here we go, the first week of the year begins and we are back at it, whatever “it” may be for each of …
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Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
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