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Fall citizens academy applications due Aug. 10

Residents of the 18th Judicial District can get an in-depth look at what happens with a case from the time of arrest to post-conviction by participating in the 2018 fall citizens academy. The free, … more

Pettitt wins by two votes after recount in GOP primary for Elbert County commissioner

More than 20 days after the election, a winner emerged in the Republican primary for Elbert County District 2 commissioner. After a recount, the final margin doubled — from one vote to two. Rick … more

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Colorado aims to bolster failing foster system

Sweeping legislative reforms to Colorado's troubled foster care program take effect in August with the goal of revamping a system where kids graduate from high school at lower rates than homeless … more

Complaint against Elbert County housing development dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last fall that alleged Elbert County commissioners acted improperly when they approved a large housing development in the northwest portion of the county. The … more

North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately … more

Being tailgated — there’s something stupid behind it

The first recorded incident of following at an unsafe distance occurred about an hour after the invention of the automobile. Understandably, that wouldn’t have been possible, but it probably … more

Business cycle may die a slow death

The next 12 to 18 months may mark what is left of the current business cycle. This should not come as a surprise to anyone, as this is one of the longest-running growth cycles in history.¹ The … more

Music, comedy, theater coming to Parker

From Sept. 8 through next August, Parker Arts will be offering entertainment events to please people with interests ranging from classical music to dance to comedy to children’s programming. … more

Movies offer escape from heat and traditional fare

The summer months are some of the busiest of the year for the major movies studios — it’s when they release the bulk of their massive blockbuster films, and audiences eager to escape the summer … more

‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the … more

Mile High Nationals a showcase for speed

Powerful engines will emit deep-throated growls and shake the ground July 20-22 when the Mile High National Drag Races take center stage at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Although time trials and … more

Hundreds audition for ‘Amazing Race’

Sometimes a race around the world starts with waiting in a really long line. Hundreds of potential adventurers lined up outside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in northern Douglas County on July 12 … more

‘The Rock’ towers over action tropes in ‘Skyscraper’

I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior … more

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family … more

Steam features are hot in home appliances

What’s hot in home appliances these days? That’s a steamy story, say industry watchers. Across several categories — cookery, cleaning and personal care — steam features are the big news. “I … more

Child-welfare questions lead to contract delay

Public comment from residents at the July 11 county commissioners’ meeting regarding services received through the Elbert County Health and Human Services Department — specifically surrounding … more
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