The Villager

Centennial residents have questions about power lines

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On April 6, Centennial District One City Councilmembers Kathy Turley and Candace Moon held a virtual town hall meeting. One of the topics covered was the Greenwood to Denver Terminal Project, a plan by Xcel Energy to rebuild and reconductor 15.4 miles of existing 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission facilities …

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The controversy around the term “sole finalist”

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Colorado House Bill 21-1051, presently under consideration by the general assembly, lays out the history of the term “sole finalist” in our state. It is now commonly used in the hiring of many top executives for public institutions around the country. According to the draft law, the Colorado open …

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Crow, Froelich, and Sullivan provide legislative update

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER In a town hall meeting on April 17, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow and area state Reps. Meg Froelich and Tom Sullivan provided an update on current legislation in Washington D.C. and at the general assembly. Crow said the most important federal bill pending is H.R. 1, which expands voter …

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South Suburban seeks public input on future Lone Tree regional park

SUBMITTED BY SSPRD South Suburban, in cooperation with the City of Lone Tree, is seeking public input for a new future regional park in RidgeGate’s Southwest Village. The new neighborhood and park will be located east of I-25 and south of RidgeGate Parkway in the City of Lone Tree. “This Regional Park has been envisioned …

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LPS board approves recommendation to close Twain and Peabody Elementary schools in the Fall of 2022

Twain students to attend new school on the Franklin Campus in Fall 2022; Peabody students to attend Lenski in Fall 2022; Heritage Greens neighborhood to attend new Dr. Ford Elementary in Fall 2021 During its regularly scheduled April 8, 2021 meeting, the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, in a 5-0 vote, approved the Maple …

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CCSD announces vaccines for students and school-based health centers

BY FREDA MIKLIN – GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER At the regular meeting of the Cherry Creek Schools (CCSD) board of education on April 12, it was announced that beginning May 3, CCSD will provide Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to students aged 16 and over who wish to get them. A parent will need to be present when the …

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$29 billion in grants for restaurants coming directly from the SBA

BY FREDA MIKLIN GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), part of the American Rescue Plan, is being rolled out by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the last weeks of April (they haven’t set a specific date). In its first 21 days of operation, funding priority will be given to businesses …

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