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Today's News

  • Jeffco selected for alternative fuel pilot program

    Jefferson County has been selected by Refuel Colorado Fleets to pilot a project to help reduce petroleum use and save money using alternative fuel vehicle options.

    Jefferson joins Larimer, Routt, Boulder, Adams, Garfield, Mesa, Montezuma and La Plata counties in the pilot project.

     “Jefferson County’s selection means that we’ll be working with fleets in the area to identify opportunities where alternative fuels may help save money and improve air quality,” said Tyler Svitak, one of four Refuel Colorado Fleets coaches.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    From the ‘man-bites-dog’ file

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Pre-tryout camp set for Dakota Ridge High School

    Dakota Ridge High School will host the 2013 Gold Crown pre-tryout camp for students in grades 5-8 on Aug. 10, 17 and 31.
    Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three dates.
    For more information and to register, visit www.dakotaridgesports.org. You can also e-mail Dakota Ridge head coach Nicki Kneuer at drhsvolleyball@gmail.com.

    Tryouts scheduled for the 2013 Lady Chargers

  • Column: Look here, fall sports season is upon us

    Have you looked around a bit lately? No? Than take a peek. Go by the nearest high school or golf course. Chances are you’ll see a golfer, a football player or a runner cross your path. It is August after all.
    You know what that means? With school on the horizon — hard to believe, I know — high school athletics are here again, too.
    It seems as if the summer just flew by. In a lot of ways, it did. I blinked and seemingly missed it. And though it’s still a wee bit warm out there, for me at least, there’s no better time of the year.

  • Hobbs making a splash

    Chances are, if you know Averly Hobbs, that you’ll find the Chatfield Senior High junior somewhere near a pool. She’ll either be life guarding or, more likely, working on new dives.
    The repetitive work on those dives, along with her working out in the gym, is why she has become one of Colorado’s better divers.
    This past February, as a sophomore, Hobbs placed second in the 5A state high school diving championships with a 454.65 point total. Only Loveland senior Michal Bower scored higher with a 486.15 total.

  • Cencich leaves mark with bench press

    Thomas Cencich said he backed off a little bit. After all, the 52-year-old Littleton resident only had a deadlift of 429 pounds. He also took it easy with his squat of 446 pounds. Normally that’s where he would start, but he wanted to make the judges happy.
    “I’m going really easy, really light to get something on the board,” the 1978 Evergreen High School graduate said.
    Well, he was at Disney World after all. There were other things to do.