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The South Platte Park Management Plan is undergoing its periodic review before the public, the Littleton City Council, and the South Suburban Board of Directors.
A public meeting will be held Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carson Nature Center, 3000 W. Carson Drive, to collect input from the public. Comments may be submitted through 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.
The public is invited to review the 2016 draft plan, which outlines recommended changes with notes in the margins, and compare it to the current 2009 management plan. Both plans will be available at the Carson Nature Center. Email comments to email@example.com.
South Platte Park is an 880-acre open-space park owned by the City of Littleton and managed by South Suburban Parks and Recreation. It has a variety of biking and hiking trails, fishing lakes, wildlife habitat areas and the Carson Nature Center. The plan is reviewed every five to 10 years.
A support group on the move—that’s how South Suburban Parks and Recreation describes Living Well with Cancer. The program, now in its 12th year, is designed for adult cancer survivors. It incorporates comradery and support while emphasizing the importance of exercise during treatment, recovery and beyond.
Sandy Dickman, a certified cancer exercise specialist and personal trainer for SSPR, leads the program. First-time participants are given a one-time initial physical assessment to determine a proper exercise regimen based on their individual needs. They are encouraged to participate at their own level and ability and most have seen a marked improvement in stamina, strength and endurance.
Living Well with Cancer provides a caring, supportive environment. Class members bond with one another through their shared experience with cancer. Exercising strengthens their ability to handle treatment and feel more empowered and in control.
Through exercise, participants experience less pain related to scar tissue and injury, while also building bone density, which is lost during cancer treatment. Some experience a decrease in fatigue and nausea, which is caused by treatment, and enjoy improved mood, and reduced depression and anxiety.
Living Well with Cancer is a registration-based class for those 18 and older. It meets Tuesday and Thursday, monthly, at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial. Living Well with Cancer is recommended by oncologists and radiologists familiar with the program.
For more information, visit ssprd.org
BNSF Railway has notified the City of Littleton that it will install a 120-foot-tall lattice tower on its right of way northwest of the intersection of West Rowland Avenue and South Costilla Street. This is east of South Santa Fe Drive between West Mineral Avenue and Ridge Road.
In a letter to the city, BNSF stated, “The purpose of the tower is to warn engineers of upcoming events such as broken signals and stalled trains. There will be automatic stop of the train if warranted. The goal is to eliminate derailments and crashes.”
The Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 preempts regulation by municipal governments where the law prevents or unreasonably interferes with railroad transportation. Most courts have interpreted ICCTA to preempt all municipal and state regulation of railroad property essential for railroad operations.
The city staff has asked BNSF to attend a public meeting to answer questions about the tower, confirm that it will be used only for BNSF operations, provide construction drawings, consider alternative designs and confirm whether it is bound to comply with safety codes on construction and maintenance.
Per BNSF, the tower will contain two antennae, one for radio communication and the other for microwave communication.
This holiday season, Hudson Gardens will transform into a dazzling winter wonderland! Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate this fantastic urban oasis, creating a magical holiday experience. Wander through a tunnel of light, be mesmerized by a dazzling giant Christmas tree surrounded by a decorated model train, visit Santa, meander through color-changing orbs that glow in the night, view your reflection in the glowing Crystal Lake, dance among illuminated snowflakes, and become immersed in the countless displays of color and sound that fill The Gardens with festive cheer.
A Hudson Christmas opens the day after Thanksgiving and continues on select nights through the end of December. Tickets are available now at Altitude Tickets or at the door every night of the show. Plenty of hot drinks, sweet treats, and unique gift items will be available to make this holiday tradition one you won’t want to miss.
Be part of the magic; experience the wonder of A Hudson Christmas!
Nov. 25, 26 and 27
Dec. 2, 3 and 4
Dec. 9, 10 and 11
Nightly, Dec. 16 through 24
Nightly, Dec. 26 through 31
$6 Child (ages 4-12)
Free Child (ages 0-3)
A step in the right direction
A British firm, Pavegem, has created a floor tile that generates electrical power with each step you take, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. The tile produces five watts of power per step. It’s estimated that some 750,000 people walk through Grand Central Station in New York City each day. If they resurfaced the floors with the new tile, they could produce some 3,750,000 watts of electricity with every footfall as they walk across the 47-acre station.
The smart shoe has arrived
Just in time for Christmas, sneaker-maker Nike will start selling the first self-lacing shoes, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. Sensors inside the shoe tighten the laces when you put your foot in. But, says AMAC, if you think that’s an amazing development, think again. A startup company calling itself Vixole is getting ready to launch a high-top sneaker with an electronic screen that can display stationary or moving pictures that you can control using your smart phone.
He’s driving me crazy
It’s not unusual for an election campaign to use family members to vouch for the candidate in ads, but one Texas politician has taken the practice to a new level, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. Gerald Daugherty, a Travis County commissioner running for reelection, has created a local TV ad featuring his exasperated wife pleading with voters to put him back in office. It appears he is driving her to distraction at home talking about politics all day long.
The cities of Littleton and Englewood are continuing their annual leaf-recycling program. Disposing of leaves improperly can not only cause flooding, but may also be harmful to wildlife in rivers and streams.
The community can drop off leaves on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2300 W. Radcliffe Ave. in Sheridan. This collection site is open for residential recycling only. No materials will be accepted from lawn-service companies or other commercial ventures.
For more information, call 303-795-3766.
BY BOB SWEENEY
“‘Tis the season” goes the jingle. Santa is making a list and checking it twice, going to find out who’s naughty or nice.
It is less than two months before the holiday and I see signs appearing for home lighting services. Restaurants and catering firms are winding up dates, menus and venues for the many parties.
Christmas merchandise is on the shelves and arriving daily at our local retail outlets, malls and privately owned stores.
Retailers have made massive investments in buildings, inventories, and staffs to take care of local shopping experiences.
Please folks shop at our local stores.
Take the catalogues from Dallas, Chicago and New York, look at the pretty pictures before putting them in the trash. Spend your money close to home where our retailers hire local people and pay huge sums of money for property taxes that support our cities, police, fire and schools.
Shopping online may be convenient for some, but it is deadly for the social order of our country, county and city, where sales taxes are so vital to our local governments.
The people who own and operate local stores have spent their lives and money investing in these firms. They are real people who will give you personal service and stand behind their sales.
‘Tis the season to meet these shop owners, browse through the wonderful retail outlets that we have in our neighborhoods. Make some new friends and support local jobs and our own economy.
These are the merchants that give so generously to the nonprofit community, giving thousands of donations every year. Diamonds for Cancer League Hope Ball from Trice Jewelry and jeeps from Doug Moreland. The business community is so supportive of our communities. This is a time of year that we can give back and spend whatever budgets we have with these merchants who are the backbone of American business.
The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from residents who reside or own property in unincorporated Arapahoe County to serve on the Liquor Authority.
The Liquor Authority conducts public hearings for all applications related to new alcohol licenses, the consideration of a change of location for a current license, and alleged violations of the Colorado Liquor and Beer Codes and controversial issues pertaining to the liquor-licensing process and/or laws in unincorporated Arapahoe County.
Liquor Authority meetings are held as needed in Arapahoe County Administration, West Hearing Room, 5334 S. Prince St. in Littleton.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. Appointments will be made in February 2017. Applicants will be given a background check prior to being appointed.
To fill out an online application, visit arapahoegov.com and click on the Get Involved button on the home page. Applications also are available through on the fourth floor of the Administration building. For more information or to have an application mailed or faxed, contact Carol Dosmann at 303-795-4531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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