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Today's News

  • Instrument donations add upbeat note to young lives

    It’s not often that the blues are associated with a reason to smile.

    But for Blue Star Connection, a nonprofit started by blues guitarist John Catt, putting a smile on kids’ faces has been the overriding mission since he gave the first guitar away in 2005. 

    The group works to put instruments in the hands of children fighting cancer or dealing with some other obstacle in their lives. Catt said the idea was born nine years ago when he met a boy with cancer after playing a show.

  • Buyer for land at Wadsworth and Coal Mine plans medical complex

    The potential buyer for a parcel of land at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue currently owned by the Foothills Parks & Rec District hopes to build a two-story hospital and medical complex on the site. 

    The Foothills board of directors had previously approved the sale of the 5.6-acre lot on northwest corner of Wadsworth and Coal Mine to 24 Hour Capital Ventures LLC for $1.165 million. At the time of the sale, the developer hadn’t released plans for the site. 

  • Guiding angels help women get back into working world

    Women who have been unemployed for a long period of time frequently have trouble re-entering the workforce, because employers are looking for job candidates with recent experience on their resumes. 

    It’s a problem that the Littleton store Angel Concept hopes to solve for a few women at a time. 

    Angel Concept, at 2510 W. Main St. downtown, is a boutique clothing and home-furnishings store with an unusual mission: to provide women who’ve been out of the workforce a chance to get back in it, said founder Sue Hosier. 

  • Strike a pose

    Nikki Quinn leads a free yoga class offered through Aspen Grove on Saturday at the green space at the shopping center on South Santa Fe Drive. The 9 a.m. class will be held every Saturday morning through October, or as long as weather permits.

  • Wider sidewalks, more trash cans suggested for Clement Park

    More trash cans and wider sidewalks were just two of the upgrades suggested for Clement Park at the first public meeting on a master plan for the park’s future.

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has hired Stanley Consultants to help formulate the master plan, which will act as a road map for repairs and upgrades at the 25-year-old park.   

  • CDOT launches Share the Road, Friend campaign

    In an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities on Colorado roads, the Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a statewide public awareness campaign that encourages everyone to uphold their mutual responsibility to share the road.
    Since 2002, Colorado has seen pedestrian fatalities increase by 9.8 percent and bicyclist deaths grow by 44 percent. More recently, Colorado experienced a 66 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities and a 63 percent increase in bicyclist fatalities from 2011 to 2012.

  • In NYC, politics takes turn for the bizarre

    During the 1983 session of the Colorado General Assembly, state Rep. Arie Taylor of Denver introduced legislation to prohibit a person from holding more than one elected office at the same time. She was unhappy that Bob Crider was simultaneously serving on both the Denver City Council and the Denver Board of Education. The bill easily passed its first committee vote and appeared headed for passage in the House of Representatives when a freshman legislator from northwest Colorado, Dave Wattenberg, got up to speak.

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  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Columbine hosting youth volleyball camps

    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches are conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 5-6 for beginning to intermediate players and Aug. 7-8 for advanced players.
    Both sessions are from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym. The camp is open to all girls entering 5th-8th grade.
    Pre-registration cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. On-site registration is $50.

  • Columbine alum Miller suffers concussion at Browns camp

    Ryan Miller, a five-time letterman at the University of Colorado and a member of the 2006 Columbine Rebels’ 5A state championship team, suffered a concussion during the third practice of the week at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp on July 27, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland Browns reported.