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South Suburban’s matching gifts fund needs throughout district

South Suburban’s matching gifts fund needs throughout district

Submitted by SSPR South Suburban Park and Recreation District is proud to announce recipients of its 2014 Matching Gifts Program, which allows neighborhoods, homeowner associations, sports groups, businesses and other organizations to partner in the continuing development and improvement of parks, facilities and programs. Projects selected from applications submitted this year include the planting of […]

Littleton Twilight Criterium set for Aug. 9

Littleton Twilight Criterium set for Aug. 9

Come join in the fun for the Littleton Twilight Criterium presented by Littleton Adventist Hospital and Little Jam on Saturday, Aug. 9. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the evening, amateur and professional bicycle racers face a challenging 1.6-kilometer closed-circuit course that winds through Downtown Littleton. The criterium also serves as the Colorado State Championships […]

South Suburban dedicates sculptures

South Suburban dedicates sculptures

South Suburban’s Public Art Committee celebrated the installation of three new sculptures, which are part of the Art-on-Loan program at Goodson Recreation Center, on July 9.  The artists were Mike Juarez, Mike Cody, Don Orr and Bill Noland. The South Suburban Public Art Committee recommends the installation of sculptures for a one-year temporary display. The […]

Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award Program grants nine scholarships

Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award Program grants nine scholarships

Arapahoe County commissioners and local mayors and city council members honored 31 teenagers, ages 13-19, from area high schools who have overcome significant personal adversity during the Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award Program recognition ceremony. The commissioners also awarded nine $1,000 college scholarships. Arapahoe County Commissioners Nancy Doty, Nancy Sharpe, Rod Bockenfeld, Nancy […]

MidFirst Bank to acquire Steele Street Bank & Trust

MidFirst Bank to acquire Steele Street Bank & Trust

Steele Street Bank & Trust announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by MidFirst Bank, a $9.5 billion privately owned bank headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla. Both banks consistently rank among the top performing privately held banks in the country.  Steele Street Bank & Trust was the only Colorado bank named […]

Explore the outdoors at The Wildlife Experience Aug. 9

Explore the outdoors at The Wildlife Experience Aug. 9

The Wildlife Experience is gearing up for a family friendly day of outdoor adventure, hands-on experiences and adventure learning. Admission is only $5 (free for members and children 2 and younger). You can test your skills at a variety of adventure activities located throughout the museum. Bring out your inner William Tell with your chance […]

South Suburban inducts first Youth Commission

South Suburban inducts first Youth Commission

Members of South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s new Youth Commission were formally inducted July 9. The teens will help advise staff on what is important to youth and teens who live and play in the area. The following are the commission members: Ali Abbas is a ninth-grader at Cherry Creek High School and an aspiring […]

Southeast Light Rail Extension OK’d

Southeast Light Rail Extension OK’d

The RTD Board of Directors has given the go-ahead for two transit projects, including the Southeast Light Rail Extension into Douglas County. The projects will be included in RTD’s amendment to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, which it will submit to the Denver Regional Council of Governments in early August. On July 15, in addition […]

South Metro Chamber group presents $4,000 to Boy Scouts

South Metro Chamber group presents $4,000 to Boy Scouts

LEADapalooza, one of South Metro Denver Chamber’s business-leads groups, presented a $4,000 check July 7 to Boy Scout Troop 4 of Littleton. The money was donated by area residents who dropped off 40,000 pounds of used electronics and 10,000 pounds of documents to be shredded at a free event last month. The effort was sponsored […]

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.

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