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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Centennial, CO

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Centennial, CO offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Centennial, CO

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Centennial, CO, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Centennial, CO

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Centennial, CO

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Centennial, CO

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

 Rent Shipping Containers Centennial, CO

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Centennial, CO, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Centennial, CO

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Centennial, CO, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Centennial, CO. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Centennial, CO?

Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @

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Latest News in Centennial, CO

Centennial City Council Approves Proposed 2023/2024 Budget

Submitted by Allison WitternThe proposed budget for 2023 and 2024 as well as a multiyear Capital program for the City of Centennial has received unanimous approval by City Council,. The 2023/2024 package is the first biennial budget to be adopted by the City.“The biennial budget strengthens the City’s alignment with City Council’s strategic goals and direction, community needs and priorities,” said Centennial City Manager Matt Sturgeon. “While allowing for flexibility to make adjus...

Submitted by Allison Wittern

The proposed budget for 2023 and 2024 as well as a multiyear Capital program for the City of Centennial has received unanimous approval by City Council,. The 2023/2024 package is the first biennial budget to be adopted by the City.

“The biennial budget strengthens the City’s alignment with City Council’s strategic goals and direction, community needs and priorities,” said Centennial City Manager Matt Sturgeon. “While allowing for flexibility to make adjustments as the needs of the community change, the budget provides a roadmap for Capital Improvement Projects, programs and service levels the City anticipates accomplishing in the next two years to achieve the goals set forth by City Council. The objective of the budget document is to fiscally position the City to operate efficiently and effectively in delivering services that provide exceptional service to the community.”

The City Manager’s Budget constitutes the legal authority of the City to appropriate and expend public funds. Additionally, it serves as a communications and operations guide for the community by detailing strategic projects, service levels and programs that fulfill the policy direction of City Council. The components of the budget work together to deliver on the City’s vision of being a connected community where neighborhoods matter, education is embraced, businesses are valued, and innovation is absolute.

Fiscally Healthy and Debt-Free

General fund revenues for 2023 are budgeted at $76.2 million and $77.96 million for 2024, an increase from the 2022 adopted budget of 7% in 2023 and 2% in 2024. When compared to general fund expenditures, general fund revenues remain in a strong position, leading to an operating margin (revenues less expenditures, excluding transfers out of the General Fund) of $15.6 million. The budget contains expenditures for all City funds of $152.8 million in 2023, an increase of 7% over the 2022 adopted budget, and $129.4 million in 2024.

Total budgeted expenditures exceed total budgeted revenues due to the use of fund balance to pay for anticipated large capital improvement projects. The use of fund balance to balance the budget is a result of the City’s practice to save for capital projects instead of incurring debt which results in expenditures exceeding revenues in certain years. As required by the Centennial Home Rule Charter and the Colorado Local Government Budget Law, each fund in the adopted budget is balanced. Following Council direction, major capital projects are funded with the use of cash, and as a result, the City remains debt-free. The healthy condition of the City’s fund balances confirms the continued fiscal health of the City.

Street and Corridor Improvements

With a commitment to ensuring Centennial’s transportation network provides alternatives for safe, efficient and reliable movement within and through the City, a significant portion of the budget is reserved for several roadway investments and improvements, including:

Funding also is re-budgeted for ongoing projects or those that will not be completed in 2022, such as the replacement of the Arapahoe Road Bridge over Big Dry Creek currently underway and the implementation of a wayfinding and identity program for the City, among others.

Strategic Retail Transformation

Building on 2022 discussions and funding, the biennial budget identifies funds for the implementation of a Retail Center Transformation Program to facilitate improvements in the City’s retail centers and support the City’s sales tax base. In total, this program is anticipated to be a $5-million implementation tool for the City’s retail strategies, with $1 million in 2023 and 2024 and $3 million identified in the General Fund Committed Fund Balance for future years.

Further Investments in Public Safety, Health and Housing

Building on the City’s strong partnership with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the 2023/2024 budget includes continued and increased investments to ensure Centennial remains among the safest cities in the United States. The budget includes funding for an additional Behavioral Health Response Program Clinician and associated equipment costs within the Sheriff’s Office, expanding the Behavioral Health Response Program to six clinicians and a program manager.

Funding for a three-year pilot program to provide a coordinator for homeless services through an intergovernmental agreement with Arapahoe County also is included in the budget. Subject to an annual workplan developed by the City and under administrative direction from the County, the coordinator will work with regional partners to implement an intentional, collaborative approach to rehousing and providing necessary supports and opportunities to people who are currently unsheltered.

Quality of Life for Residents and Neighbors

At the direction of City Council to evaluate the potential to provide older adult and youth services in partnership with a local nonprofit agency, the budget includes startup funding for 2023, and ongoing maintenance funding in 2024, to develop an agreement with the YMCA to provide activities, programs and special events for older adults and youth in Centennial.

To assist in resolving disputes between neighbors, the City plans to fund contracted mediation services on a limited basis to offer an alternative perspective for residents that protects the City from liability and exposure if staff were to become involved.

As the City’s short-term rental program continues to grow among residents offering vacation rental space on their property, the 2023/2024 budget includes funding to support ongoing turnkey services to help City staff manage licensing and regulation to protect the health, safety and residential character of Centennial neighborhoods.

Service Delivery Innovation

Funding is proposed to innovate how the City delivers services to the community. Among them are virtual building inspections and court services. Virtual accommodations for these services were required during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted in increased service levels by eliminating travel time while providing more opportunities for flexibility for residents, contractors and attorneys. In 2023, the City plans to formalize these services and provide funding for technology to support fair and accessible virtual service delivery.

Denver nonprofit in 'urgent' need of baby supplies

The nonprofit is asking the community for donations.DENVER — The local nonprofit WeeCycle said it's in urgent need of donations, and needs help restocking the warehouse.WeeCycle is a Colorado-based organization that collects donated and gently used baby gear, diapers, formula and other necessities to support families in need across the state.The nonprofit said over the last three months, they've seen, on average, a 161% increase in the need for...

The nonprofit is asking the community for donations.

DENVER — The local nonprofit WeeCycle said it's in urgent need of donations, and needs help restocking the warehouse.

WeeCycle is a Colorado-based organization that collects donated and gently used baby gear, diapers, formula and other necessities to support families in need across the state.

The nonprofit said over the last three months, they've seen, on average, a 161% increase in the need for cribs, bassinets, pack-and-plays and toddler beds, and a 283% increase in requests for car seats, compared to last year.

They're asking for donations of cribs, toddler beds, humidifiers, thermometers, baby monitors, diapers and baby formula.

They're also accepting car seats, but ask that you fill out this form if you'd like to donate a car seat.

"These are items that parents are so grateful to receive, and you can just see the relief on their face when you hand them a pack of diapers to know that now their baby will have enough diapers to stay clean and dry, or they'll have enough diapers that they'll be able to go to daycare," WeeCycle Executive Director Morgan Seibel said.

Siebel said they don't need any more donations of toys or baby clothing.

WeeCycle accepts donations at their warehouse on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 12-2 p.m. They also have a collection event on one Saturday a month. The next one is Nov. 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The warehouse is located at 20 S. Havana St., Suite 210, Aurora, CO 80012.

WeeCycle has several other drop-off locations that normally only accept diapers, wipes and formula. Through Sunday, those drop-off locations, listed below, are accepting all items.

The nonprofit said they have several partner organizations that are able to place orders for things their clients need.

"Some of them serve immigrant refugees, families. Others serve teen parents. Some focus on people experiencing homelessness," Seibel said. "There's a wide range of people we work with, with the common thread between all of them that they're serving infants and toddlers."

Here are the drop-off locations that are accepting all items through Nov. 20:

Arvada8279 W. 69th WayArvada, CO 80004

Aurora (Southeast)4725 S. Cathay Ct.Aurora, CO 80015

BoulderThe Birth Center of Boulder2800 Folsom St.Boulder, CO 80304Open Mondays – Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five PointsCraftsman & Apprentice1325 E. 22nd Ave.Denver, CO 80205Check business hours before dropping off.

Greenwood Village/Centennial6575 S. Vaughn St.Centennial, CO 80111

Golden1445 Jesse LaneGolden, CO 80403

Hilltop5235 E. 1st Ave.Denver, CO 80220

Park Hill6702 E. 19th Ave.Denver, CO 80220Please leave items on the west corner of the front porch.

Southmoor3690 S. Roslyn WayDenver, CO 80237

Washington Park837 S. Washington St.Denver, CO 80209Please leave items on the porch.

Stanley Marketplace Gear Drive (Central Park)Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.2501 Dallas St.Aurora, CO 80010

Little Bird Denver Gear Drive (Park Hill)Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.2200 Kearney St.Denver, CO 80207

WeeCycle is also looking for volunteers to help process and/or distribute donations. You can sign up to volunteer at weecycle.org/volunteer.

Otter Co-op serves up a centennial charcuterie board that gives back to community

Your holiday table could have a new starring attraction this year – one that also supports vital work in the community.As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, Otter Co-op partnered with Wagner Hills in Langley to design and produce 1,000 hand-crafted, wooden charcuterie boards.The recovery centre works with men and women recovering from addiction, providing classes. counselling and rehabilitation through work programs and community...

Your holiday table could have a new starring attraction this year – one that also supports vital work in the community.

As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, Otter Co-op partnered with Wagner Hills in Langley to design and produce 1,000 hand-crafted, wooden charcuterie boards.

The recovery centre works with men and women recovering from addiction, providing classes. counselling and rehabilitation through work programs and community programs. Wagner Hills also operates The Market, a destination boutique selling artisan products for the home, created onsite by residents from the men’s and women’s campuses, in addition to all-natural body products, local honey and farm fresh eggs.

Through the program, residents learn skills like sewing, knitting, woodwork and pottery, with the resulting products sold at The Market.

As part of its century-old tradition of giving back to the community, Otter Co-op is selling the the resident-made charcuterie boards through the delis of its three food store locations, with all the funds going to Wagner Hills to support their mission in helping those in recovery, notes Otter Co-op CEO Jack Nicholson.

The boards come in four sizes and range from $25 to $55, making for the ideal Christmas gift, host or hostess gift, or a “just-because” treat for yourself. And if you’re ordering a holiday platter from the deli, a charcuterie board is the ideal way to serve it!

And just for the holidays, Otter Co-op is also offering pre-packaged boards ranging from $39.99 to $79.99. Packaged with a selection of treats like Castello Brie or Camembert, a special jelly (jalapeno, red pepper, pomegranate) or antipasto, Raincoast crisp crackers and salami, these make holiday entertaining or gift-giving so much easier!

“We wanted to have something for sale in honour of our anniversary and we wanted to give back, so we thought this would be fantastic,” Nicholson says. “We’re always looking at ways to support organizations in our communities and the work they do at Wagner Hills is so important.”

Beyond the charcuterie boards, Otter Co-op has been celebrating its centennial with a variety of community-minded events this year.

Last month’s birthday party welcomed the community to the Langley Retail Centre for goodies and good times, but the months-long celebration has also included support for numerous community organizations.

Beyond the contributions to Wagner Hills, Otter Co-op is providing 100 cash donations of $1,000 to local organizations – $100,000 over and above the more than $400,000 Otter Co-op already contributes each year through donations, sponsorships and scholarships.

“We get so many requests, it’s been really nice to be able to support programs we may not have been able to help in the past,” Nicholson says. “We look forward to serving our guests, shopping locally with our farmers and producers as much as possible, and giving back to our communities for the next 100 years!”

While you certainly don’t need Co-op membership to shop with Otter Co-op, it definitely brings rewards! For just $10 for a lifetime membership, use your Co-op number when purchasing gas, fuel, groceries, liquor, agriculture supplies and more, then once a year, you’ll receive cash back and equity, based on your annual purchases.

Learn more today at www.otterco-op.crs or stop by your local store.

Pueblo Central strikes gold, wins unified bowling state championship

For the third straight year, Colorado has a new unified bowling champion hailing from Pueblo.The Pueblo Central Wildcats recently took home the 2022-23 Colorado High School Activities Association unified bowling state championship, and Pueblo's impressive showing at state didn't end there: it was a podium sweep for the Home of Heroes as Pueblo South took second place and Centennial took third.Pueblo has dominated the sport of unified bowling since it was first introduced by CHSAA. Two years ago, when the sport be...

For the third straight year, Colorado has a new unified bowling champion hailing from Pueblo.

The Pueblo Central Wildcats recently took home the 2022-23 Colorado High School Activities Association unified bowling state championship, and Pueblo's impressive showing at state didn't end there: it was a podium sweep for the Home of Heroes as Pueblo South took second place and Centennial took third.

Pueblo has dominated the sport of unified bowling since it was first introduced by CHSAA. Two years ago, when the sport became an official CHSAA offering, Pueblo East took home the first-ever title.

Last year, Pueblo again produced the state's best team as South returned home with state hardware and Central furthered the city's statewide dominance this year.

In total, four Pueblo-area schools competed in this year's finals, as Rye High School also made it to state alongside South, Central and Centennial.

“It was pretty crazy," Pueblo Central head coach Darrion Hatchett said. “It's awesome just bringing it back to Pueblo for us. All the time we spent with each other was great, and we got to face some pretty tough schools out there too, so that's pretty awesome and pretty cool to see.”

Unified bowling offers a unique opportunity for all students to participate in athletics.

As the name "unified bowling" implies, the sport tends to spark a sense of unity in those who participate, even amongst those competing for different teams. The Wildcats, Colts and Bulldogs all drove up to this year's state competition together and cheered each other on throughout the tournament.

“The kids were excited,” Hatchett said. “They were showing up super excited an hour before the bus ... it's an experience for them and that's why I love unified bowling — it brought a group of students together that wouldn't normally be playing any kind of sport and to see them actually dedicate so many weeks to preparation and practice and enjoying it and actually wanting to play and get involved, it's good to see."

The trip back to Pueblo after winning was even more exciting for the kids who got to participate this year. One of the unique things about the sport of unified bowling is even though it’s a competition, the athletes all cheer each other on and help each other out.

“We've had three years of being able to just experience that ride home with (Pueblo) East being champions and then South being champions and now us being champions,” Hatchett said. “Whether we won it or, the first two years when we lost it, my kids were singing ... we were going crazy on the bus on the way home.”

Hatchett said it really didn't matter to the kids who really won, the most important thing was everyone having a good time.

Hatchett said one particular point of pride at this year's competition was watching his team extend a helping hand to Pueblo Centennial, a newcomer at the state finals for unified bowling.

“This year joining us was Centennial,” Hatchett said. “And what I loved the most on the ride over there was the kids were talking about the state finals to Centennial and telling them what it was like and all that, and then the kids just having a good old time on the way back.

"That’s what I love about all the Pueblo teams and the coaches and everyone involved — it doesn't matter who wins it because the kids have a good time no matter what happens up there.”

Unified bowling is a sport unlike any other offered in schools. It gives a unique opportunity for students who wouldn’t normally be allowed to participate in sports due to physical or other limitations to socialize outside of their comfort zones and explore new friendships and opportunities.

“It's for everybody,” Hatchett said. “Unified bowling is something more than a sport to these kids. It's something to get the kids out and see what they can get more of from school. School is more than just academics. Academics is huge for us but (it's also about) being able to be social ... and to essentially find something that they belong to.”

Pueblo Central Wildcat championship team roster:

Final Scores

Christopher Abdelmalek is a sports reporter for the Pueblo Chieftain and can be reached at cabdelmalek@gannett.com or on Twitter: @chowebacca.

Beloved Centennial Schools Supporter Has Lab Named In Honor

The late Joe Cowhey, president of the ShopRite in Warminster, enjoyed William Tennent's Madrigal Singers, who performed at a ceremony. WARMINSTER, PA —Joe Cowhey had a holiday highlight every year.The late president of ShopRite in Warminster loved having the William Tennent High School Madrigal Singers perform at the Street Road store.Last week, the group performed in remembrance of Cowhey as the Centennial School District renamed a lab in his honor.The high school's ShopRite Career Lab, which was pioneere...

The late Joe Cowhey, president of the ShopRite in Warminster, enjoyed William Tennent's Madrigal Singers, who performed at a ceremony.

WARMINSTER, PA —Joe Cowhey had a holiday highlight every year.

The late president of ShopRite in Warminster loved having the William Tennent High School Madrigal Singers perform at the Street Road store.

Last week, the group performed in remembrance of Cowhey as the Centennial School District renamed a lab in his honor.

The high school's ShopRite Career Lab, which was pioneered by Cowhey and opened in 2014, was rechristened as the Joe Cowhey Career Lab.

"Today, CSD paid tribute to a great man in our community who generously supported many educational programs in our district," school officials said. "Mr. Cowhey made such a tremendous impact on this community and is sadly missed."

The WT Madrigal Singers kicked off the dedication, followed by kind words from Cowhey's family, friends, and peers.

The lab started as a partnership that included Wakefern Corp, ShopRite's parent company.

But it was Cowhey who made it come together, said Al Catarro, a board member of the Centennial Education Foundation.

"Joe Cowhey was community oriented and generously supported educational programs in the Centennial School District," Catarro said. "There were many facets to the partnership with the school district. Joe championed authentic experiences for students. His commitment included the creation of the ShopRite Career Lab, a working store run by special needs students in the high school."

The district has often recognized Cowhey for his contributions, including a Facebook post from 2015.

In the post, the Centennial school board recognized Cowhey for his partnership with the William Tennent High School Family and Consumer Science program.

"This partnership allows the culinary courses to have the support they need to advance the students' experiences with various products. As an extension to the ShopRite store located in the high school, Mr. Cowhey continues to be a valuable friend to our district with his support for our programs by providing mentorship opportunities for our students in business development and entrepreneurial areas," the post reads.

Catarro said Cowhey also sponsored events for the Centennial Education Foundation and William Tennent music program. He also sponsored and attended school musicals. And listening to the Madrigals perform.

See the Madrigals' tribute to Cowhey below:

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