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Friday, October 7, 2022
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In this issue...

Council Endorses Ballot Measures

The Littleton City Council voted unanimously October 4 to endorse a slate of ballot measures in the November election, expressing support for five local ballot measures and one statewide proposition.

Council voted on resolutions endorsing the following measures:

  • Lodger’s Tax - Ballot Question 3B
  • Charter Change - Ballot Question 3E
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA) - Ballot Questions 3C, 3D, 3F

Council also voted unanimously in support of Proposition 123, a statewide measure that would direct a portion of income tax toward affordable housing.

Council took no position on Ballot Question 301, a citizen-initiated measure regarding development at Aspen Grove.

Click here to read the 2022 Littleton Voters Guide.

Click here to watch an informational video about the 2022 election.

Littleton Named Among Best Places to Live

Littleton has been named one of the country’s best places to live, and one of the best cities in Colorado to raise children. But it’s up to everyone to help keep it that way. Watch the video below to hear about some of Littleton’s recent accolades, and how to play a role in shaping the city’s future.

Watch Littleton: The Best of the Best

Littleton Museum Hosts Harvest Festival October 8

It’s time for the Littleton Museum Harvest Festival! On Saturday, October 8, the museum’s living history farms will host a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, an 1890s Carnival, Oddities Tent, and other fun activities.

Don’t forget to take some autumn-themed photos at the photo op stations. And bring a wagon — pumpkins can get heavy!

There is no charge for admission, musical performances, or photo ops. Games, refreshments, and wagon rides require tickets, which can be purchased at the event, or purchased online in advance and picked up at will call.

Purchase pumpkins at the event with cash or check. ATM available onsite.Littleton Museum view of back field of farm full of pumpkins at sunset

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 8
Where: Littleton Museum, 6028 South Gallup Street, Littleton CO 80120

Click here for more information about the Harvest Festival.

Leaf Recycling Event Returns

The cities of Littleton and Englewood continue the annual leaf-recycling program for the south metro area. In the previous 25 years of the program, 33,500 cubic yards of leaves have been recycled. Tire recycling is no longer offered.

Cropped view of person in denim bib overalls raking leaves in a yardThere is a $6 gate fee to cover handling and shipping the material collected over the two-week period. Residents must show proof of Littleton or Englewood residency (driver’s license or utility bill with address) at the gate to receive this discounted rate.

When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 10 to November 11
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 5 only
Where: A1 Organics Mountain States, 2300 West Radcliff Avenue, Englewood

Click here for more details about the Leaf Recycling Event.

How Littleton Guards Against Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks on municipal governments are in the news. Littleton’s Information Technology specialists work diligently toperson dressed all black masked and gloved taps on laptop keyboard, glances sneakily at viewer, contrasts against dramatic white bkgd, keep taxpayer-funded infrastructure and data safe from cyber attack. While there is no way to eliminate risk altogether, staff have made tremendous strides over the last three years to improve the city’s cyber security. Here are a few of the city’s measures:

  • Scanning internal logs, user activity, and network traffic to highlight abnormalities and potentially dangerous activities
  • The system notifies IT staff day or night via email and phone trees with alerts should anything critical be detected
  • Every incoming email message is scanned for malicious attachments and viruses
  • Scanning for content that could lead a user to “click” and fall victim to a phishing attempt
  • Multi-factor authentication on many applications that requires a second “factor” (such as texting a code to a phone) for a person to authenticate who they are before they can access the network
  • Staff will conduct a citywide “table top exercise” in coming months to simulate a cyber attack so that every person knows their role and responsibilities should an event happen
  • Educating employees on the risks, what to look out for, and what to do if they notice anything suspicious

Cyber criminals are constantly inventing new ways to attack, so city staff continuously evaluate the landscape and needs to help keep the city’s infrastructure and data safe and secure.

Littleton Calendar Contest Winners Announced

The 13 winners of the 2023 Littleton Calendar photography contest have been selected. The winners are:

  • Cover – David Takahashi-JoynerSample of photo from past calendar of dramatic red toned sky at sunrise at Littleton's Courthouse
  • January – Steve Clark
  • February – David Skuodas
  • March – Candyce Herman
  • April – Amy Reichardt
  • May – Steven Petsch
  • June – Maureen Ravnik
  • July – Michael Griffith
  • August – Champagne Singleton
  • September – Richard Guarneros
  • October – Bob Coorsen
  • November – Bill Roes
  • December – Greta Sternitzky
The calendar captures the city’s people, landscapes, and events. Members of the Littleton Fine Arts Board selected the winners from 163 photographs submitted by 65 photographers. The popular calendar will be available the first week of December at all city buildings and from the calendar’s generous sponsors.
Learn More About Santa Fe and Mineral Quad Road Project

The City of Littleton is hosting a self-guided online meeting for the public to learn about the Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue Improvements Project. The meeting can be accessed anytime between now and October 21 at

The purpose of the Santa Fe and Mineral Improvements Project is to reduce congestion and improve safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists at the intersection. A new quadrant roadway (quad road) is being designed near the intersection. The left turning movements will be removed from the intersection and vehicles will be routed onto the quad road. This effective roadway configuration allows for additional green time to be provided to the through movements, both north-south along Santa Fe Drive and east-west along Mineral Avenue.

The quad road is a proven and effective way to reduce congestion and improve safety. This innovative solution is the first of its kind in the Denver metro area and results in relatively low construction costs and minimal land impacts. The city wants to share this innovative solution with the community to demonstrate how the new quad road will function and why this design was selected for the Santa Fe Drive and Mineral Avenue intersection.

Visit to learn more.
Quad Road flyer image Traffic on intersection SantaFe and Mineral, tagline reads Reducing congestion and improving safety!, contains littleton logo

American Criterium Cup Wraps Up With $100,000 Payout

The American Criterium Cup wrapped up the 2022 series with the Bommarito Gateway Cup in St. Louis on September 4, with a total payout to winners of more than $100,000.

Littleton was the 8th stop on the 10-stop national tour that saw the nation’s best bicycle racers compete for the cup. Maggie Coles-Lyster took the top spot in the women’s races, while Brandon Feehery took home the cup in the men’s races.

The Littleton Twilight Criterium will return to Downtown Littleton in August 2023, bringing more family fun and high-speed racing action!

Click here for more information about the American Criterium Cup.

Click here for more information about the Littleton Twilight Criterium.

action image of pack of cyclists racing down Littleton's Main Street, while spectators watch and cheer along the barriers

Learn How to Collect Rainwater at Rain Barrel Workshop

With water becoming an even more scarce commodity in Colorado, Arapahoe County is hosting two workshops this month for citizens interested in capturing rainwater in a barrel.

The county, in cooperation with numerous partners, is hosting rain barrel workshops October 21 and 28. Space is limited, so register now to attend. The workshop fee is $20 and includes a rain barrel and water collection kit. There also are a limited number of scholarships available for the workshops. For those interested in a scholarship, contact Lisa Knerr, Arapahoe County environmental program manager, at 720-874-6525.

image of two large blue barrels with spigots at bottomRain collection is legal in Colorado for residents who can install two 55-gallon rain barrels per property. Colorado gets an average of 16 inches of rain per year, and a 1,000-square-foot-roof can yield more than 600 gallons of water, which is plenty of rain to fill two 55-gallon barrels.

When: 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, October 21
10 a.m. to noon, Friday, October 28
Where: City of Greenwood Village offices, 10001 East Costilla Avenue

Click here for more information about the Rain Barrel Workshop.

Grants Available for Businesses Impacted by COVID

The Colorado Business Development Foundation (CBDF) will grant up to $4,500 awards for small businesses in need of financial assistance to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to be eligible, businesses must be:

  • A for-profit brick and mortar restaurant or retail establishment
  • Headquartered in Littleton (business address, not personal address)
Strong preference will be given to applicants who:
  • Utilize the grant funds for personnel, such as hiring, bonuses and/or wage increases
  • Have received little to no COVID-related grants or funding

 The grant application will be open thru October 14 or until the first 30 applications are received, whichever occurs first. Winners will be notified the first week of November.

Click here for more information about CBDF grants.

Happening at Bemis Library
Exterior of library from front

Sensory Story Time An inclusive and interactive story time designed for children who are neurodivergent and/or have sensory needs. Light and sound is decreased. The library will provide sensory toys, fidgets, and noise canceling headphones for anyone who needs them. Story time includes songs, stories, and rhymes, with time to play and socialize at the end. Registration required. Call 303-795-3961 or stop by the Children’s Desk to sign up. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, October 11.

Gardening in Colorado: Fall Bulbs Late fall can be a gloomy time for gardeners—but it’s the perfect time to plan and plant bulbs for a beautiful flower display next spring. Presented by a Master Gardener with the Arapahoe County Colorado State University Extension Office. For all ages. 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 18.

Hawk Quest Presents Birds of Prey See live birds and learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools, and their role in ecosystems. Observe the unique tools of the owl, the incredible talons and six-foot wingspan of the eagle, the aerodynamic features of the falcon, and the precision flying of the hawk. Ages 5 and up. 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, October 20.

Littleton is Hiring
This week's featured jobs: 

Historic Preservation Planner (Planner I, II, or Senior) The City of Littleton has an opening for an experienced planner with a focus on Historic Preservation. The position may be filled at the I, II, or senior level, depending on qualifications and department needs. In addition to coordinating and managing planning projects, including all aspects of current and long-range planning, this position will assist in managing the city’s historic preservation program.

Circulation Services Page The City of Littleton has an exciting opportunity to join the Bemis Public Library team as a Circulation Services Page. The Circulation Services Page provides extraordinary customer service to library patrons. This position is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and appearance of the library collections. This position will sometimes serve as a point of contact for patrons who are browsing the collections.

Library Assistant, Youth Services - Part Time The Library Assistant will furnish a high quality and variety of customer services to library users: answer reference questions and reader’s advisory questions for customers, provide assistance to library patrons in locating information and materials, and instructing patrons how to use library resources, including electronic resources and digital content.

Temporary Pool - Business Support The City of Littleton is seeking applicants to join the Temporary Business Support Pool. Appointments may be made at the Business Support Assistant or Business Support Specialist level depending on department needs and budget availability. Those who become eligible for the Temporary Pool may be contacted periodically to determine availability for various Temporary Business Support assignments throughout the city.

Visit the City of Littleton careers page to view all current job openings.

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