Littleton City Clerk Wendy Heffner has certified the petitions submitted by candidates for the November 5, 2019 Littleton City Council Election. The candidates are:
Kathleen Eckel, Jane Ozga, and Jerry Valdes
Iftin Abshir, Kelly Milliman
Pam Grove, Scott Melin, Jessica Mendes Ford, Kyle Schlachter, and Bill Schwanitz
District IV Council Member Debbie Brinkman and At Large Council Member Peggy Cole are term limited and cannot run for re-election.
In the district races, the winners will serve four-year terms. In the at-large race, the person receiving the highest number of votes will serve a four-year term and the person receiving the second highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.
Counties will mail ballots to all registered electors starting on October 14 and the 24-hour ballot drop-off locations will open the same day. October 29 is the last day a voter can request a ballot be sent by mail.
A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 to welcome the new council members and recognize those who served. The new council members will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. by Presiding Judge Ethan Feldman who will administer the oath of office. The new council will then elect the mayor and mayor pro tem to serve for the next two years.
More information about the election can be found by visiting the websites of the counties: Arapahoe Votes website, Douglas Votes website, and Jefferson County election website; or by calling the Littleton City Clerk’s Office at 303-795-3753.
The City's 4th annual Car Show is Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Centennial Center Park. Enjoy an exciting collection of classic and exotic cars with live music by The Nacho Men, a local band playing swing and hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with the national anthem performed by Miss Colorado, Monica Thompson. There will be a variety of food trucks and vendor booths as well. Live music by The Nacho Men will be from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It's a parking lot party so bring your lawn chairs.
Centennial Center Park is located at 13050 E. Peakview Avenue.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Silver Sponsors Jacobs and Terracare Associates; Bronze Sponsors Navy Federal Credit Union, State Farm’s Damy Anderson and Community Partner Centennial Medical Plaza.
Dust off your bookshelf and make room for the new titles you will find at the Used Book Sale at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial, which starts on Thursday, September 5 and continues through Sunday, September 8 during library hours.
At the sale, you will find more than 40,000 gently-loved books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and “better” books, including classics, collectibles and more at bargain prices. Sunday is bag day – we provide the bag and you fill it for only $7.
To kick-off the sale, there will be a special Preview Sale for Friends of the Arapahoe Libraries only, on Wednesday, September 4, 4:30-8:30 pm. Friends memberships will be available at the door. The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries is a special group of 300 library lovers and supporters whose primary objective is to raise funds by selling used books and Friends memberships.
These funds are allocated to Arapahoe Libraries in the form of grants, supporting programs and projects, such as the Summer Reading program, special purchases for the libraries and more. So far in 2019, the Friends have granted Arapahoe Libraries nearly $100,000.
For more information, call 303-LIBRARY or visit arapahoelibraries.org/book-sale.
About Arapahoe Libraries
Arapahoe Libraries serve 250,000 patrons and include eight community libraries, a jail library and a Library on Wheels in Arapahoe County, Colorado. For more information, visit arapahoelibraries.org.
Littleton, CO (August 2019) – Sterling Ranch, a 21st century master-planned community providing residents with an innovative and amenity-rich place to call home, welcomed the hugely popular Tough Mudder event to its “wide open spaces” last weekend and it was a tremendous success. Thousands of people gathered to compete on a mud-soaked course of obstacles, along with canine companions who woofed-their-way-through the first ever “Ruff Mudder”. In addition, thousands more people came to cheer on the Mudders and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weekend on Sterling Ranch.
“Everyone had smiles on their faces and the event ran incredibly smoothly thanks in large part to the Tough Mudder event organizers, the residents of Sterling Ranch, the surrounding community, the Douglas County Sherriff’s Office and our entire team at Sterling Ranch,” said Brock Smethills of Sterling Ranch, and a Tough Mudder competitor. “The outdoor, fun, friendly spirit of the event reflects many of the values of Sterling Ranch: a place where people can escape into a joyful, natural, beautiful, quiet setting. We were proud to be selected for the first ever Tough Mudder to take place in the Denver metro area.”
The two days included the Tough Mudder Classic, an 8-10-mile loop of mud-soaked mayhem with 25 best-in-class obstacles, Mini Mudder, a mile-long obstacle course specifically designed for adventure-seeking children, and the new Ruff Mudder, an event for the toughest of pups. Also new this year was a 5K distance. Coupled with a revamped Mudder Village Festival featuring local food, cold beer, live entertainment, lawn games, giveaways and more, the events provided a day of fun for the whole family.
Sterling Ranch added to the festivities with raffles, face painting, music and games. The community’s quality homebuilders -- including TRI Pointe Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes, Meritage Homes, Taylor Morrison, Brookfield Residential, Wonderland Homes, Dream Finders and Parkwood Homes – also hosted tours of their model homes and provided promotions of their own.
Information regarding each builder, the selection of homes at Sterling Ranch and pricing is available at www.sterlingranchcolorado.com.
Spend an evening with New York Times bestselling author and historian Philippa Gregory on Tuesday, September 3, at 7 pm at Hilton Denver Inverness, 200 Inverness Drive W., Englewood.
Gregory, a recognized authority on women’s history, will share about her newest novel Tidelands, which is set in the 1600s during the English Civil War, and a period of superstition and witch hunts. Gregory’s books will be available for purchase from event co-sponsor Tattered Cover Book Store. Enjoy light refreshments and an author signing.
The celebrated novelist has written several works that have been adapted to film, including The Other Boleyn Girl and her most recent novel, The Last Tudor, is now in production for a television series.
To save your spot, visit arapahoelibraries.org/author, stop by any library or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279).
About Arapahoe Libraries
Arapahoe Libraries serves 250,000 patrons and includes eight community libraries, a jail library and a Library on Wheels in Arapahoe County, Colorado. For more information, visit arapahoelibraries.org.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Mobile Mammography Van is coming soon!
Location: SCL Health Aurora
Time: 8:30 am-3:20 pm
Mammograms are one of the most important health screenings that women age 40 or older can have.
Not because they prevent cancer, but because they save lives by detecting the disease as early as possible. In fact, finding breast cancer early reduces a woman’s risk of dying from the disease by 25-30% if not more. With the convenience of Saint Joseph Hospital’s mobile mammography unit, there is no reason to miss getting a potentially life-saving mammogram.
Ease & Convenience
To reserve an appointment please call (303) 812-6880
Have you ever wondered how and why the police do what they do? Consider joining the fall session of the Littleton Police Department’s (LPD) Citizen Academy!
The Fall 2019 session is set to start Thursday, September 5. The session runs 12 weeks, meeting every Thursday from 6-9:30 p.m., with no class on Halloween, October 31.
The weekly classes cover topics ranging from gangs and drugs to traffic stops and crime scene investigation and everything in between. The curriculum also includes a ride-along with an officer during their patrol shift. Classes are taught by various LPD officers and staff so participants get to meet a variety of people from the department. Each class includes dinner and beverages.
Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the City of Littleton is invited to apply. High school students who might be interested in a career in law enforcement are especially encouraged to participate.
Don’t wait - complete the application to reserve your spot in the fall class. Contact Sergeant Steve Skundberg at 303-795-3846 or [email protected], or Barb Andres at 303-795-3880 or [email protected]tongov.org with questions.
By Robert Golden
As many of you already know, we at the South Metro Denver Chamber recently rubbed elbows with some heavy hitters in the Colorado political scene.
Last month, Board Chair Andrew Graham took Republican Sen. Cory Gardner on a walking tour of businesses in downtown Littleton. Andrew used his time with the senator to give voice to issues all small businesses in the South Metro region are navigating: a higher minimum wage, health insurance coverage for employees, technical education and climate change.
Just last week, the SMDC hosted United States Congressman Jason Crow and Colorado State Representative Chris Hansen, both Democrats, at a luncheon where SMDC members were able to question both representatives about how they’ll address issues affecting business here at home— workforce development, trade, education, seniors’ issues and paid family leave, to name a few.
I mention their party affiliations only to highlight that we at the Chamber don’t care whether they have a “(D)” an “(R)” or an “(I)” next to their name. What matters to our organization is finding solutions to the challenges facing our business community, and we’ve always wielded our influence with officials at the local, state and national level to make sure our members are heard, and respected.
If a senator sponsors a bill that will ease a small business owner’s burden of paying employees a higher minimum wage by providing tax relief on the back end, we’re all for it. If a representative has a plan to incentivize skilled trade education and help fill production line jobs in the South Metro, we’ll support it.
The members we represent don’t concern themselves with political theater, and neither do we. That’s our role, and we take pride in it.
During Andrew’s tour with Sen. Gardner, Mickey Kempf, one of our members and owner of Bradford Auto Body, had the chance to speak his mind to the senator, and I think he spoke for us all:
“Think about what you can do for people, not just Republicans or Democrats,” Mickey said.
We at the Chamber do our best to see that all our elected representatives do just that.