Nancy Sharpe on the importance of trails and open spaces

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER In a presentation to the Greenwood Village City Council on July 19, Nancy Sharpe, current Arapahoe County commissioner and former GV mayor, talked about the significant value that the residents of Arapahoe County, including Greenwood Village, receive from the county $0.025 percent open spaces sales and use tax. The tax was …

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Innovations from space impact everything

BY FREDA MIKLINSTAFF WRITER On July 21, Denver South sponsored a program about advancements in Colorado’s aerospace industry and their impact on our lives. It was organized by RioT, an economic development organization that is focused on emerging technology markets. RioT describes itself as a “convenor helping to make connections.”  Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice-president, Sierra …

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Water is a very precious resource

Submitted by Bob DoyleGreenwood Village In addressing climate change two basic strategies are important. The first is mitigation and the second is adaptation.  Mitigation involves actions that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions or otherwise take up carbon from the atmosphere.  Examples of mitigation tactics are replacing fossil fuel generated electricity with renewable energy (solar and …

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Kayla Rondinelli graduates from Ohio Wesleyan University

Kayla Rondinelli of Centennial graduated this spring from Ohio Wesleyan University. Rondinelli earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Magna Cum Laude and was a Fine Arts-Studio major and Renaissance Studies minor. Ohio Wesleyan held a combined 176th and 177th commencement ceremony May 29, celebrating its Classes of 2020 and 2021 and the students who …

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Elimination of all plastic bags for groceries is coming in 2024

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER For environmental and now legal reasons, Coloradans may as well just get used to bringing their own bags with them when they go shopping. Since July 1, Denver grocery stores have been required to charge ten cents for every single-use plastic bag it provides its customers to take home their purchases. …

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Longtime president and CEO Steve Kelly retires from Metrum Community Credit Union

Kelly spent 32 years at the helm, gets proclamation from mayor The retirement of Metrum Community Credit Union’s longtime president and CEO garnered well-deserved praise from colleagues and a proclamation for Centennial’s mayor. Steve Kelly, who joined MCCU in 1989 when it was still the Honeywell Employees Credit Union, leaves behind a track record that …

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