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Littleton officer wounded by gunfire remains hospitalized; police name suspect

Littleton police Wednesday named a suspect in the shooting of an officer late Monday, and said the officer is in intensive care.
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A stage holds items in remembrance of firefighter paramedic Anthony Palato for a memorial service Sept. 21. Because Palato's cancer was considered job-related, his memorial service was classified as Level I Line of Duty Death, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

VIDEO: Fallen South Metro firefighter 'epitomized the term brother'

Anthony Palato dreamed of being a firefighter ever since he was a small child, said his brother-in-law, Steve Durie. “Tony epitomized the term 'brother' all his life,” Durie said at a memorial …
A crowd gathered outside the former home of Jerry Hill in Geneva Village Sept. 21 to remember the decades-long Littleton watchdog.

Friends remember longtime community watchdog

If Frank Atwood could use one word to describe Jerry Hill, it would be “indefectible.” A fierce yet friendly watchdog for the community, Hill always had a finger on the pulse of Littleton, …
Backpack Society Founder June Everett, of Highlands Ranch, continues to expand the nonprofit program.

Backpack Society continues to expand

More than a year after its inception, the nonprofit organization Backpack Society continues to grow, both in helping to feed local families and students and in expanding its facilities. In 2020, …
Rigoberto Valles Dominguez

Suspect arrested in shooting of Littleton police officer after standoff in Brighton

The man suspected of shooting and hospitilizing a Littleton police officer earlier this week has been arrested, police said.  Rigoberto Valles Dominguez, 33, was taken into custody late …

Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …
Education
Students stand in line at Rolling Hills Elementary School in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Aug. 18, the first day of the academic year with all grade levels in school in the Cherry Creek School District.

Colo. schools that require masks have lower COVID rates

Colorado’s school-aged children are experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus infection among any age group in the state right now. But state health officials on Sept. 23 presented new data …
From left, Cherry Creek school board member Angela Garland, Creek school board member Kelly Bates, STRIDE Chief Executive Officer Ben Wiederholt, Horizon Community Middle School Principal Brad Weinhold, Cherry Creek School District Chief Health Officer Michelle Weinraub, Creek school board member Anne Egan and Creek Superintendent Christopher Smith gathered during a ground-breaking ceremony in late August at Horizon Community Middle School in Aurora.

Cherry Creek district adding 2 health centers at schools

The Cherry Creek School District recently kicked off building two school-based health centers that are slated to open to district students and families in January, according to a news release. The …
First-graders are seen on their second day of school on Aug. 12 at Second Creek Elementary School in Commerce City.

Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where …

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week …

Furor over mask mandate at Littleton school board meeting

The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education was met with a host of attendees decrying the district's mask mandate during a Sept. 9 meeting. Shortly before opening the meeting to public comment, …
Business
Lydia Jumonville, SCL chief executive officer

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the …
At far left, Jeff Keener, president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; next to Keener, Matt Hogue of Ting; in the blue jacket and collared shirt, Centennial city Councilmember Richard Holt; in the middle in the black T-shirt, Mark Gotto of Ting; right of Gotto, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko; right of her, Councilmember Mike Sutherland; right of him, Councilmember Don Sheehan; farther right, Greg Theuret of Ting; and at front right in white, Councilmember Marlo Alston at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 for the Ting Data Center. The data center sits along Broncos Parkway near Potomac Street in central Centennial.

Ting opens data center in Centennial: 5 things to know

Internet-service company Ting continues to expand its presence in Centennial, recently celebrating the opening of a “data center” that will help spread its super-fast internet into new cities, …
Blair Hamill reaches for a coaster in the Travel Posters warehouse in Englewood Sept. 8.

Love for public lands is at heart of Englewood business

Blair Hamill was looking for a way to make a living as an artist — for something that would unite his love of this country’s public lands with his talent as a landscape painter and his experience …
Lone Tree Brewing Co. took bronze in the American Fruit Beer category for its Lone Tree Peach Pale Ale at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards.

Local breweries honored in 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards

Local breweries are among the winners of 2021 Great American Beer Festival awards. The Boulder-based Brewers Association presented gold, silver and bronze medals in 97 categories Sept. 10 as part of …

Bruce Stingh and family members Ranch, Jakob and Lennox Stingh are excited to officially open Brewster Comics at 200 Perry St. in Castle Rock.

Brewster Comics now open in Castle Rock

After using the love of comics to help his son learn to read, Castle Rock resident Bruce Singh decided to open a small shop downtown to sell a variety of popular favorites and collectibles. Singh, …
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