C-470 expansion project moving along

Drivers can expect about another year of construction on C-470 between I-25 and Wadsworth Boulevard as crews enter the home stretch of a project to add toll lanes intended to reduce congestion on the …
A look at South Suburban board candidates
South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, which manages parks, trails, recreation centers and community sports leagues for a vast swath of the south metro area including Lone Tree, Greenwood …

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, …

Former Independent editor Garrett Ray honored

Former Littleton Independent editor and owner Garrett Ray was inducted into the Colorado Press Association’s Hall of Fame on April 14, the latest in a litany of honors bestowed on the well-known …

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government …

Jackass Gulch restoration project wraps up

The first of what may prove to be several erosion control projects is wrapping up along Jackass Gulch in southwest Littleton, in an effort to keep collapsing creek banks from encroaching on nearby …

News

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their …

Life

Young Artist Award goes to flutist from Golden

Flutist Megan Doyle, a senior at Golden High School, has been named the 42nd Annual recipient of the Denver Concert Band’s Young Artist Award and will perform “Concertino for Flute Op. 107” by …

Sports

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his …

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Winning Words

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As …
Quiet Desperation

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced …
Financial Strategies

What in the world is going on here?

First quarter 2018 is in the books. Now it is time to assess some of the significant economic changes worldwide and what that may mean for investors. First, let’s take a quick look back at last …

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media …
Guest column

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common …
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