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Here's what's on your Littleton ballot this November

Ballot questions include a referendum on redevelopment plans for Aspen Grove, a lodging tax, a change to the city charter and — for some voters — a new downtown financing authority. more

Englewood Schools Superintendent Wendy Rubin to retire next June

Rubin, who has led the district of about 3,000 students since 2015, made the announcement during a school board meeting Aug. 16. more

PHOTO GALLERY: O'Toole's hosts final car show in Littleton

O'Toole's Garden Center in Littleton welcomed residents and local patrons to its final car show Aug. 16, just weeks before the longstanding store is set to close at the end of the month.  more

Cannabis industry is enduring its first sustained downturn

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is weathering its first sustained downturn since dispensaries began selling recreational weed in 2014. Dispensaries are closing. New ventures, like delivery … more

Researchers figured out why air conditioners consume so much energy

This just in from the laboratory: When it comes to the air conditioner chugging away in the window, it’s not the heat — but the humidity that’s causing it to work overtime. An analysis by … more

A rite of summer

Despite some opposition, Centennial council approves rezoning Potomac Park

During its Aug. 1 meeting, Centennial City Council voted 9-0 in favor of rezoning Potomac Park, located near the Arapahoe County Detention Center, from “public open space and recreation” … more

State recommends COVID re-vaccinations for some

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommended COVID re-vaccinations for as many as 700 doses administered earlier this year. more

Centennial council approves housing diversity requirements in Dove Valley

Centennial City Council approved changes that will require more housing types to be developed in parts of Dove Valley during its Aug. 1 meeting.  The decision came following a presentation by … more

Nonprofit LoveINC Littleton celebrates five years of IMPACT program

This year, the Christian nonprofit organization is celebrating the five year anniversary of IMPACT, a program that offers weekly life skills classes and life coaching to help people improve their lives. more

27J breaks ground for Brighton STEM/CTE Center

Though construction has been going on for a while, dignitaries from the city of Brighton, 27J Schools and Brighton High School students were in attendance Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony for … more

Crashes in Littleton after Douglas County pursuits highlight chase-policy differences

At least five crashes have occurred in the City of Littleton since 2019 after police pursuits by Douglas County deputies who were following suspects, some of whom were believed to be in stolen vehicles, records requests and prior reporting show.  more

Arapahoe Community College sees increased enrollment as it readies for school year

Enrollment numbers are up at Arapahoe Community College compared to the same time last year as the college readies for its fall semester set to begin Aug. 22.  more

Arapahoe County's eviction clinic faces high demand: 'We often have to turn people away'

A recently launched Arapahoe County program aimed at keeping people housed is operating in the county that had Colorado's highest eviction rate last year, according to state court data. more

Former “Real Soccer Club” coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of children

Howard “Bud” Harper, 63, was taken into custody and booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on 17 counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s … more

Boerner sentenced for sex assault in Thornton

A 37-year-old man drew a lengthy term in the Department of Corrections after his conviction on two counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. An Adams County District Court … more

Littleton to begin drafting policy for affordable housing mandate, incentives

Littleton City Council gave the green light to staff Aug. 9 to begin drafting language for an inclusionary housing ordinance that would mandate affordable homes for new developments as well as grant major incentives for builders to create majority-affordable units. more

With new 'forever chemical' advisories, experts are mixed on danger

With tighter federal standards in hand for so-called "forever chemicals" in drinking water, state officials and experts disagree over whether any amount is safe to ingest. more

Highlands Ranch Historical Society to feature Holocaust Survivor Otto Frank’s Uplifting Lessons

The uplifting lessons of Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, will be featured at the Highlands Ranch Historical Society’s meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 15, Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 … more

State’s unemployment loan on track to be paid off

Colorado has paid back 87% of the $1 billion it borrowed from the federal government to provide out-of-work Coloradans unemployment benefits during the pandemic. As of the start of August, the … more
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