The Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club celebrated its silver anniversary July 12 with a poolside party that brought out about 175 Charter Members who signed up in July 1987, so this was quite an impressive turnout.
Prioritizing occupied the July 16 City Council study session in Greenwood Village. Meeting jointly with the Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission, council heard rationale for priority listing of 18 possible acquisitions on the 2012 Land Acquisition List.
What a difference one word makes. After a week of protests from the oil and gas industry and local business leaders, the Centennial City Council has opted not to pass a proposed nine-month “moratorium” on oil and gas leases, but will instead impose a nine-month “temporary suspension” on the same thing.
Family-friendly entertainment and games make the Arapahoe County Fair a perfect place to find summer fun for children. Parents will discover tons of activities for kids packed in with their general admission to the fair, July 25-29, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park.
The city of Centennial had planned Centennial Center Park for years, down to the last swing set and picnic table, but no one, neither city officials nor engineers, had anticipated the overwhelming popularity of the new facility.
Like many 21st century professionals, Chip Johnson uses technology to get him through his workday – a portable computer and an iPhone among them.
“A lot of people use this in a job situation or at school when they need something pretty portable,” Johnson says while demonstrating his small electronic note-taking device. “It’s not as big as carrying a laptop around.”
Heavy rains this week were not enough to justify lifting Arapahoe County’s fire ban.
On July 9, Sheriff Grayson Robinson said he would maintain the county’s prohibition on open burning and fireworks through at least this weekend.
When folks hear tell of the quirky Turkey Leg-Wine Hoedown, they ask, why? Organizer Greg Reinke still has an answer – and it’s no longer “Why not?” “Last year, I got that question a lot,” the Downtown Littleton retailer said. “This year, the reason we’re doing it is everyone loved it so much last year. Not only are we doing it again, but it’s a two-day event.”
If a proposal to reallocate water to Chatfield Reservoir is eventually approved, it could mean more water for the increasingly depleted South Platte River.
Get your game on during the 2012 Arapahoe County Fair, July 25-29, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Regional Park in Aurora.
Compete in the Hoppin’ Horse Race or the pie-eating contest, brew the best homebrew and more.
Kids can ride a mutton, test their strength in the Pedal Tractor Pull and become a pint-sized cowboy in the Stick Horse Rodeo