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Hoedown was granny-slappin’’ good

Hoedown was granny-slappin’’ good

Littleton’s fourth annual Turkey Leg-Wine Hoedown in the Reinke Bros. parking lot got fuller than ticks on a dog’s ear with 3,000 folks over two nights. Folks came up yonder, July 18-19, to get some vittles, down a li’l moonshine and have more fun than a tornado in a trailer park – all thanks to […]

Riot Fest files an appeal

Riot Fest files an appeal

Denial for music festival spurs action  By Tom Barry Organizers of a planned three-day rock music festival in eastern Arapahoe County have filed a formal appeal to the denial of their request for a permit – despite plans to now hold the event at Sports Authority Field, Sept. 19 – 21. The concert promoters have […]

County has money for some who lost to foreclosure

County has money for some who lost to foreclosure

Funds in excess of loan amount returned to former owners By Peter Jones There may be a bright side to life after foreclosure – believe it or not – and the Arapahoe County Public Trustee’s Office is trying to shine a little light on it. About 30 onetime county residents who lost their homes during […]

Making sense of a reverse mortgage

Making sense of a reverse mortgage

Boomers seeking ways to fund longevity By Peter Jones Have you ever wondered if a reverse mortgage is right for you? Bet you’ve heard that one before – perhaps on television commercials, starring the likes of Fred Thompson or Henry Winkler. More to the point, what exactly is a reverse mortgage – and isn’t anything […]

Remembering the British Invasion

Remembering the British Invasion

Concert in Centennial to welcome ex-Moody Blue and others By Peter Jones Denny Laine is more than happy to reminisce about the British Invasion, the mid-1960s influx of English bands to the shores and pop charts of North America. But the singer-guitarist from Birmingham, England, is quick to say the musical incursion would have never […]

14th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

14th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Thousands enjoyed the 14th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan’s Lake on July 19-20.

Irish pride on display: Colorado Irish Festival held at Clement Park July 13

Irish pride on display: Colorado Irish Festival held at Clement Park July 13

South metro leaders join call for immigration reform

South metro leaders join call for immigration reform

Polling shows most Coloradans support ‘legal status’ By Peter Jones The South Metro Denver Chamber and District Attorney George Brauchler were among those who participated in last week’s Day of Action for Immigration Reform, a national call for long-awaited congressional movement on the contentious issue of fixing the nation’s immigration system. The press conference came […]

Young Republican promises fresh perspective

Young Republican promises fresh perspective

Benge challenging Dist. 3’s Kagan  By Peter Jones Candice Benge is among the youngest party nominees on the ballot in Arapahoe County this election year and that gives her a distinct and fresh perspective, the 30-year-old construction-industry professional says. “Being a young person, I’m concerned about the direction of our state,” Benge said. “It’s time for […]

Arapahoe clerk won’t issue same-sex licenses

Arapahoe clerk won’t issue same-sex licenses

Announcement comes in wake of court decisions By Peter Jones Gay couples may get married in Denver, Boulder or Pueblo, but they won’t be doing so in Arapahoe County any time soon. Last week, Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane issued a statement indicating that his office would not be following the lead of other counties […]

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