• Fire safety a hot topic at West Metro Fire Muster

    Potential recruits for West Metro Fire deployed hose, climbed over and under obstacles and dragged dummies to safety on Saturday at Station 10.

    Now they just have to wait 10 to 15 years before applying for jobs as firefighters.

    West Metro’s Fire Muster attracted hundreds to the station at South Kipling Parkway and West Hampden Avenue, site of the district’s training facility. Firefighters put on live-fire demonstrations, displayed ambulances and fire engines, and helped the kids run an expansive obstacle course.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mitton graduates

    James Mitton of Littleton earned a bachelor’s degree  in transformational leadership from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., this spring. He is the son of Paul and Janelle Mitton of Littleton.

  • Kane named to the dean’s list

    Benjamin Kane of Littleton was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.4 or greater.

  • Wiens named to the dean’s list

    Holden Wiens, a photography major from Littleton, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Columbia College Chicago. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade-point average or higher for that semester.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Wells – Hansen

    Kurt and Tammy Wells of Ken-Caryl Ranch announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Wells, to Daniel Hansen of Englewood, the son of Gary and Susy Tournor and Chris Hansen of Grand Island, Neb.

    The couple will marry on Aug. 23 at Terrace Gardens.