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Neighbors

  • Littleton residents set to visit sister city in Australia

    A delegation of citizen ambassadors is set to travel to Littleton’s sister city — Bega, Australia — in 2016, and the group is seeking more members.

    More than 20 people have signed up to make the 9,000-mile journey to the southeast coast of Australia and the Bega Valley. For most of the trip, set to depart March 18 and return April 4, the citizen ambassadors will stay with Bega residents and get a glimpse of their everyday lives.

  • Take precautions on Halloween to keep pets from getting spooked

    More than 20 million pet owners across the country will dress up their pets this Halloween, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation. With more than $350 million forecast to be spent on pet costumes in 2015, there will be no shortage of dressed-up pets hitting social media and online photo contests, including Deer Creek Animal Hospital in South Jeffco.

  • Two events will celebrate all that is fall

    If the thought of sweaters, scarves and pumpkins makes your heart beat a little faster, some awesome autumn activities await on Saturday in Littleton.

    The Hudson Gardens Festifall and the Littleton Museum’s Harvest Festival both take place on Saturday. The annual celebrations of fall will offer attendees plenty of reasons to get into the spirit of the season, along with a chance to help a worthy cause.

  • In Uniform: Betancourt serving aboard the USS New Orleans

    A 2001 Littleton High School graduate and Littleton native is serving aboard the USS New Orleans.

    Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Betancourt, 31, is a fire controlman aboard the San Diego-based San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship.

  • Foothills to host job fair Saturday

    The Foothills Park and Rec District will host its first-ever job fair on Saturday for potential employees looking for seasonal or part-time work later this year.

    Foothills has openings for seasonal and part-time employees in aquatics, golf course and parks maintenance, children’s programs, and front-desk staffing, said Wenonah Macdonald, the district’s human resources administrator.

  • Tactile art exhibit

    Students from Arapahoe Community College painting instructor Nathan Abels’ class invited staff and students from the Colorado Center for the Blind to a fully accessible tactile art exhibit at the Jantzen Gallery in ACC’s Art and Design Center recently.

  • Labor of love: Unheralded workers are the unsung heroes of the community

    In 1887, Colorado was among the first five states to officially recognize the contributions of laborers by creating a holiday to honor them. 

    The Columbine Courier has highlighted four residents whose daily work keeps South Jefferson County in motion, though their diverse careers represent only a tiny slice of all the jobs in our coverage area. 

    David Kacprowicz

    Zamboni driver at The Edge

    David Kacprowicz gets a lot of questions about his job when people hear what he does for a living. 

  • 1812 Overture goes off with a bang
  • Reading traditions in school are cool

    Dakota Ridge High School teacher-librarian John Williams has been hosting a Read Across America Day for 11 years. This year, second-graders from Mount Carbon Elementary visited the DRHS library to listen to high school students, teachers, staff and community members read aloud.

    “It’s important to instill the love of reading,” said Williams. “They have the opportunity to hear that everybody reads.”

    Mount Carbon second-grade teacher Suzanne Swank said the visit has an added benefit.

  • Building goes green

    LONG Building Technologies Inc. announces its headquarters building at 5001 S. Zuni St. in Littleton was recently awarded LEED (for commercial interiors) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    The LEED rating system, developed by the council, is the internationally accepted standard for energy efficient, sustainable and high performing buildings, and provides building owners a framework for designing and implementing green building design and operations. Gold is the second highest in LEED’s four levels of certification.