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February Fun Facts

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February joined the calendar with January around 700 B.C. It derives its name from the Latin februo, which means “purification rites.” 

February used to be the last month of the year until around 500 B.C. when January and February moved to the beginning of the year.

Under the current Gregorian calendar, the leap year functions differently. Leap years are divisible by four, with one exception. Centennial years must be divisible by 400.

Once every 6 years, because it only has 28 days, February is the only month to have 4 full 7 day weeks.

In common years (not leap years), February and March start on the same day of the week.

In 2020,  Ground Hog Day and the Super Bowl are both on February 2nd.

February is when pitchers and catchers report to spring training kicking off a new baseball season. What’s a truer sign of spring?

Black History Month takes place during February because Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both born during the month.

The primrose is the flower of February.

If you are born in February, your zodiac sign is either Aquarius, an air sign,  or  Pisces, a water sign. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month. 

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, February is a winter month but if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s summertime for you.

 

 

$2M Winning Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold In Littleton

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However, no one won the grand prize drawing on Saturday so the Jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is now up to $296 million!

Former South Metro assistant fire chief to be honored in memorial service Friday

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DENVER — A former assistant chief of operations with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) who died from a job-related cancer earlier this week will be laid to rest following a public memorial service Friday.

Chief Troy Jackson passed away Monday at age 51 from adenoid cystic carcinoma, which he had battled since 2013. He leaves behind his wife Lori, daughter Carley and son Covey.

Jackson helped change SMFR’s policy on cleaning and decontaminating dirty gear after fires. A memorial service on Friday will honor his life and contributions in protecting the community.

The service, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Denver First Church, located at 3800 E. Hampden Ave.

Continue reading this story on 9News.

Former SMFR Assistant Chief Loses Battle Against Job-Related Cancer

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After a long and courageous battle with job-related cancer, Chief Troy Jackson, of the South Metro Fire Rescue has passed away. Since his diagnosis, he has fought to educate the public about the health risks that firefighters face while serving and protecting the public. Internally, he advocated for “health and safety improvements to reduce the exposure that personnel has to cancer-causing carcinogens during their daily responsibility of protecting the community.” He leaves behind a loving family and a legacy of service to our community that we should never forget.

Funeral, procession to be held Friday in Littleton for fallen Summit County firefighter

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Colorado Gives Day Is A Chance To Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

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Today is the 10th anniversary of Colorado Gives Day.  Colorado Gives Day is a day to support local nonprofits. The $1.5 Million Incentive Fund increases the value of your donation. You can give directly to a non-profit or contribute to individual people’s campaigns who are raising funds for the causes that they care most about.

See all of the great organizations you can support in Littleton.

Visit the Colorado Gives Day website to find out more about this special day and support your community.

 

60+ Veterans Day Free Meals, Deals and Discounts in Denver

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Here’s to our real-life superheroes! There are many ways to thank veterans for their courage and sacrifice, but celebrating their heroism with free food is a good start. It’s a small way to show appreciation and respect for their service and sacrifice. (With a little planning, bargain-hunting vets just might take advantage of several offers for even bigger savings.)

There are many deals, discounts and freebies for military members (active and veterans), as part of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11 in Denver & Boulder. The round-up will be updated, as more deals are confirmed. Check back often.

Get the complete list @MileHighOnTheCheap.com

Source:Mile High On The Cheap

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, LPS will implement its immunization policy and follow state law as written.

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From the Littleton Public Schools Website-

Board Policy, JLCB

“The Board directs the superintendent or designee(s) to annually provide parents/guardians of each student enrolled in the district a copy of the standardized immunization document developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The standardized immunization document includes a list of required and recommended immunizations and the age at which each immunization should be given.

No student is permitted to attend or continue to attend any school in this district without meeting the legal requirements of immunization against disease unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical (religious or personal) reasons.

Students who do not submit an up-to-date certificate of immunization or a written letter confirming the date of appointment for required immunization(s) or a valid exemption will be suspended and/or expelled from school according to this policy’s accompanying regulation.

All information distributed to parents/guardians by the district will inform them of their rights to seek an exemption from immunization requirements.

Compliance with the immunization expectations is required for enrollment and attendance in LPS schools, unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical reasons.”

Continue reading on the Littleton Public Schools website for more information on state law and access to local health resources.

 

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