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The importance of ‘Being Frank’

The importance of ‘Being Frank’

Business author shares his straight-shooting secrets  By Peter Jones At 28 years old, Richard Bryan found himself at the head of the boardroom of his family’s $12 million – in the rough equivalent in British pounds – car-dealership business in Bristol, England. The fledgling CEO knew he was in over his head – employing 360 […]

Balmer recognized by paramedics

Balmer recognized by paramedics

Centennial partners in broadband initiative

Centennial partners in broadband initiative

City voters OK’d ballot issue last year  By Peter Jones This week, Centennial officially joined Next Century Cities, a new initiative of 31 U.S. cities that emphasize what they say is the importance of leveraging gigabit-level Internet as a way to attract new businesses, create jobs – and even improve healthcare and education, organizers say. […]

Things to do in Littleton when you’re dead

Things to do in Littleton when you’re dead

Zombies crawl Main Street in annual ritual The lively Historic Downtown Littleton area is seldom dead anymore – except one afternoon a year when the living departed make a pilgrimage for the annual Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast. True to its name, about 600 brain-oozing corpses ambled down Main Street for an hour on Oct. […]

Littleton Adventist Hospital prepares for Ebola

Littleton Adventist Hospital prepares for Ebola

‘We never stop planning’ By Tom Barry Littleton Adventist Hospital says it is prepared to handle any Ebola patients who may walk in the doors. “The first thing we would want to know is ‘Did you travel to west Africa?’ Then we would want to know all the signs and symptoms,” said Cindy Thistel, the […]

Centennial Airport faces the future

Centennial Airport faces the future

Is noise another name for progress? Part II of III By Jan Wondra There don’t appear to be many residents of Arapahoe and Douglas counties without an opinion about the impact of Centennial Airport on its neighbors. But those opinions appear to vary widely, depending upon where one lives, how much noise impact has been […]

New South Metro fire chief takes the ‘colors’ 

New South Metro fire chief takes the ‘colors’ 

Submitted by South Metro Fire Rescue It was rare ceremony within the firefighting community last week when members of South Metro Fire Rescue, their families, local public officials and neighboring fire departments gathered for the Changing of Command, Oct. 16, at the Lone Tree Arts Center. With Chief Dan Qualman’s official retirement several weeks away, […]

Digging into oil and gas

Digging into oil and gas

South Metro Chamber group offers ‘Fracking 101’ By Peter Jones In light of such issues as hydraulic fracturing, environmental sustainability and dependence on foreign oil, everyone has questions about that black, gooey and sometimes-controversial chemical substance that keeps the nation moving. “The funny part about it is when I started in the industry, I had […]

Man charged in attempted murder of girlfriend’s son

Man charged in attempted murder of girlfriend’s son

By Peter Jones A 49-year-old man has been charged with attempting to murder his girlfriend’s 37-year-old son in an apartment building in unincorporated Arapahoe County. According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Samuel Knox says he was watching television in his apartment on Oct. 10 in the 2100 block of South Trenton Way when Rodney […]

McKinstry, South Suburban announce energy-savings program

McKinstry, South Suburban announce energy-savings program

Improvements expected to save an average $400,000 annually McKinstry and South Suburban Parks and Recreation have announced an energy-efficiency project that will reduce the district’s utility costs by an estimated average of $400,000 annually, improve the comfort for patrons and staff and provide renewable-energy generation. A technical energy audit of 20 buildings performed by McKinstry […]

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