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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Northglenn, 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. Northglenn, 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.

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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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, 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 Northglenn, CO?

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Latest News in Northglenn, CO

Northglenn businesses honored by economic development department

For 2nd Time Sports, it has not been an easy path to success as a mom-and-pop business.Husband-and-wife duo Anita and Chuck Adam manage their business together, which they started about 10 years ago in December 2012. It’s a sports store that sells lightly used and second-hand sports equipment, something they found a need for in children’s sports. Chuck Adam had a background in coaching both his own kids and others after the Adams both lost their jobs in manufacturing, so the transition to a sports store was a comfortable m...

For 2nd Time Sports, it has not been an easy path to success as a mom-and-pop business.

Husband-and-wife duo Anita and Chuck Adam manage their business together, which they started about 10 years ago in December 2012. It’s a sports store that sells lightly used and second-hand sports equipment, something they found a need for in children’s sports. Chuck Adam had a background in coaching both his own kids and others after the Adams both lost their jobs in manufacturing, so the transition to a sports store was a comfortable match for the family.

It’s expensive to put kids in sports now, Chuck Adam said, so they like being able to help support families in the community and watch kids grow through their sports.

“We learned our lessons hard and early, and learned how to loose money,” Chuck Adam said.

They were among nine businesses in Northglenn to be honored for their work in the community at the 10th Annual Northglenn Business Appreciation event on Oct. 27. Northglenn businesses were celebrated by the City of Northglenn Economic Development Department. The event, themed as “Redefine,” was at Northglenn Parsons Theatre and it recognized how local businesses have had to redefine themselves through the pandemic’s affects over the last two years.

While Northglenn is a small community, there is a lot of business accomplishments in the town according to Diana Wilson, director of communications for the city of Northglenn.

“The business community in Northglenn, we really care about them,” Wilson said. “We want to make sure that they are having a good experience in our city, so this is one way that the city shows how much we appreciate them, giving them a chance to network with each other and then honor quite a few people for what they’re bringing to our community and doing for our community.

Economic Development Director Debbie Tuttle said the last two years have been difficult for businesses in Northglenn. Looking into the next year, Tuttle said the biggest challenge for businesses in Northglenn, in Colorado and nationwide, will be the workforce shortage, as well as continued supply chain issues.

“[The] workforce shortage is huge, you can talk to any business and they will tell you that’s their number one issue,” Tuttle said. “In fact, we’ve done a business survey that shows that is the number one issue.”

To support Northglenn businesses through the shortage, Tuttle said the City of Northglenn Economic Development Department will be launching a job board website in January in addition to continuing to work closely with businesses in a hands-on approach.

Business Award Winners:

Home-Based Business: Ruby Jean Patisserie

Rookie Business: MJ Better Books

Small Business: Painted Tree Boutiques - Northglenn

Mid-Size Business: Murray Brown Laboratories

Large Business: Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse

Longevity: Animal Clinic North

Young Entrepreneur: Yvette Klinger, The Anubis Emporium

People’s Choice: 2nd Time Sports

Investment: KF Developers

Controversial or not – regular vehicle inspections are important

Proper road and vehicle maintenance, supported by annual multi-point inspection protocols and consistent law enforcement, can improve the situation.Poorly maintained vehicles with worn tyres and poor road surfaces filled with potholes constitute accidents waiting to happen and research shows that the aforementioned absolutely do contribute to accidents.Julian Pillay, national director of the Vehicle Testing Association (VTA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) adds the lack of periodic testing o...

Proper road and vehicle maintenance, supported by annual multi-point inspection protocols and consistent law enforcement, can improve the situation.

Poorly maintained vehicles with worn tyres and poor road surfaces filled with potholes constitute accidents waiting to happen and research shows that the aforementioned absolutely do contribute to accidents.

Julian Pillay, national director of the Vehicle Testing Association (VTA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) adds the lack of periodic testing of vehicles as a contributing factor.

Stats from the NATIS system confirms that, at the end of July 2022, there were 13.154 registered vehicles in South Africa. Only 21% of these by law required regular testing which then leaves 79% with not being required periodic testing.

Vehicles are aging. They may be technically and legally compliant but that does not automatically qualify them as roadworthy.

Pillay says, “Essentially a roadworthy inspection reviews the safety items of the vehicles as specified in the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA) and relevant standards, whereas a multi-point inspection, while it includes safety items, also includes quality items. For example, during a roadworthy test, the air-con of a vehicle will not be assessed, but during a multi-point inspection, this will be commented on.”

He says with so many complex moving parts in modern cars, trucks, and SUVs, it is not uncommon to have underlying problems you may be unaware of. To catch any issues before they turn into a safety hazard it would be advisable to conduct a multi-point inspection (MPI) on a vehicle either at purchase or if you have had your car longer than five years.

“This inspection, as outlined above, provides a comprehensive evaluation of nearly every component of your vehicle. Knowing the condition of a vehicle can help you catch and address potential issues before they lead to dangerous failures or costly repairs and ultimately devalue the asset,” he explains.

Several vehicle testing stations do this nationally and Pillay says the VTA itself has just launched a VTA multi-point inspection (MPI), which will assist consumers and financial institutions to assess the condition of a particular vehicle.

The benefit of annual multipoint testing is that it will be transparent on the current state of a vehicle at the point of sale and this test will also indicate latent defects.

“This really is one of the only truly unbiased reflections of the vehicle at the time of inspection and would serve as an influential and game changing tool for both sellers and buyers as it removes any uncertainties about the vehicle’s condition,” he concludes.

Source: Cathy Findley PR

If you want that youthful glow – exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

Did you know you are renewed every 27 days? This is not a spiritual experience, but a physical one. Every day 330 billion of your body’s skin cells replace themselves in a skin evolution of natural exfoliation, taking approximately 27 days to completely regenerate your skin’s protective sheath transforming you into a ‘new’ you.But, your skin struggles to protect you due to all the irritant pollutants around such as cigarette and vape smoke, dust, exhaust fumes, chemical smog, and harsh weather conditions. These...

Did you know you are renewed every 27 days? This is not a spiritual experience, but a physical one. Every day 330 billion of your body’s skin cells replace themselves in a skin evolution of natural exfoliation, taking approximately 27 days to completely regenerate your skin’s protective sheath transforming you into a ‘new’ you.

But, your skin struggles to protect you due to all the irritant pollutants around such as cigarette and vape smoke, dust, exhaust fumes, chemical smog, and harsh weather conditions. These all affect your skin which suffers skin irritations, allergic reactions, rashes and wrinkles. It is left with decreased elasticity and, horrors, accelerated aging as it becomes grimy, clogged, and stressed.

The answer to removing that winter, weathered look is regular exfoliation as part of your personal skincare routine. What exfoliation does is resurface your skin, gently cleaning out your pores and polishing and refining the surface to leave it smooth, velvet-soft, and radiantly glowing.

What happens if you don’t cleanse and exfoliate your skin? It’s time to face the harsh reality. If we don’t exfoliate, there is an increased production in your skin’s oil glands which is the leading cause of blackheads and whiteheads, acne, ingrown hair follicles, and trapped dead skin cells, (yuck). This results in inflammations, pustules, and a feeding pool of bacteria.

5 benefits of exfoliation, according to Bramley:

#Faster Cell Generation: Exfoliation is key to boosting new cell turnover, loosening, and lifting dead skin cells making way for a cleaner, younger, and more absorbent skin.

#Increase in Collagen: When you add or increase your exfoliation treatments, your skin is stimulated and alerted to produce more collagen which helps to keep your skin firm and wrinkle-free.

#Wrinkle & Worry-Free Days: Research exposes the dirty truth. Wrinkles get wedged into place and are deepened by corneocyte plugs which are balls of dead, hardened skin which keep your wrinkles in place. The gentle circular motions of exfoliation help to keep your skin clear of these plugs, so it is more difficult for wrinkles to form. (Are you taking notes?)

#Boost Lymphatic Drainage: Exfoliation encourages blood circulation and increases your skin’s hydration levels. It also reduces the risk of ingrown hairs and diminishes the appearance of skin discolouration and dark spots.

#Sensory Touch Stimulation: Our bodies love to be touched and soothed and exfoliating your body’s skin is a perfect opportunity to calm and pamper yourself.

How often should you exfoliate? The recommended use is two to three times per week but if you have sensitive skin, exfoliate once a week. Cease and desist! Over-exfoliating can remove the natural oils from your skin which needs to stay subtle. After exfoliating apply a moisturiser and sunscreen before going outdoors.

Durban North doctor secures scholarship to Oxford

DR Kapil Narain has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Doctor of Philisophy (DPhil) Degree at Oxford University in 2023.The Durban North resident says it is a great honour to have been selected for something this big.“Oxford is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and it’s been one of my goals to study there for many years now, so when I saw the scholarship advertised, I decided to apply. It’s an absolute honour to be selected because it tests me on all the work that ...

DR Kapil Narain has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue a Doctor of Philisophy (DPhil) Degree at Oxford University in 2023.

The Durban North resident says it is a great honour to have been selected for something this big.

“Oxford is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and it’s been one of my goals to study there for many years now, so when I saw the scholarship advertised, I decided to apply. It’s an absolute honour to be selected because it tests me on all the work that I’ve been doing, from high school and medical school to activism and leadership. It’s an opportunity to do more. I want to try to maximise the opportunity and whatever I have gained there, and try to bring skills back to South Africa to make it better.

“I think being a part of that university and being part of an environment where you engage and network with global leaders and academics, being trained in science, being trained in world-class facilities, it does provide you with a sense of rigour. You gain a lot of experience and expertise so although you can do many of these degrees at other universities, I think a lot of the institutions at Oxford are leaders in their fields and doing groundbreaking work,” said Kapil.

The multi-award-winning youth leader said he is still finding it hard to fathom the outcome yielded by the process.

“The process was rigorous and intense – from the interview to submitting academic references, character references and submitting an essay as to why I want to study at Oxford. It was a bit nerve-racking because they only called around 20:30 or 21:00 at night to inform me that I had been selected.

“At first, it was almost unbelievable. I kept asking myself if I’d heard them correctly. Even now, it’s still sinking in, and I think it will only change next year when I go there,” he said.

Asked what advise he would give to someone wanting to pursue medicine or study at Oxford, he said people must not give up on their dreams.

“I would say, no dream is big enough – the sky is the limit as cliché as it sounds. Essentially, I never thought I’d end up like this. I was just passionate about various things while growing up, and I pursued my passion, which I think is what people should do. It’s important to find what really sets you alight and really go with that – you may end up in places you never imagined. I think it’s important to never allow people or society to tell you you can’t do something – go for it.

“I think when it comes to scholarships, people tend to reject themselves first, and that’s the worst thing because you’re not giving yourself a chance. If you’re not trying, you’re automatically failing,” he said.

Kapil is no stranger to getting recognition for his hard work. The One World Ambassador is a recipient of Discovery’s Best Emerging Leader Award in 2018, a recipient of the Abe Bailey Travel Bursary in 2019, is one of Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, where he was the youngest in the Health Category, and has received a leadership award from Operation Smile South Africa as part of their Taskforce in 2021. He was also selected to publish an editorial in the Official Journal of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and The Bulletin, and was the winner of the Rising Star Award as an inaugural recipient – awarded by the South African Clinical Scientists Society in 2021.

Colorado music, stage and art events starting Nov. 24

TM: ticketmaster.comMUSICFriday-Saturday: Leftover Salmon — Featuring Sam Bush with Lindsay Lou, 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $40-$50; AX.Saturday: Kai Wachi — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $22-$79; AX.Saturday: Duke Dumont — With Clarke, Option4, Josh Fedz, 9 p.m., Mission Ballroom, Denver, $29.95-$124.95; AX.Saturday: Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wre...

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Friday-Saturday: Leftover Salmon — Featuring Sam Bush with Lindsay Lou, 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, Boulder, $40-$50; AX.

Saturday: Kai Wachi — 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $22-$79; AX.

Saturday: Duke Dumont — With Clarke, Option4, Josh Fedz, 9 p.m., Mission Ballroom, Denver, $29.95-$124.95; AX.

Saturday: Angie Stevens & the Beautiful Wreck — With Bonnie & Taylor Sims Band, Seth Doud, 9 p.m., Bluebird Theater, Denver, $20; AX.

Sunday: Blitzkid — With American’s Most Haunted, Thee Coroners, 8 p.m., Bluebird Theater, Denver, $20; AX.

Monday: Face Vocal Band Holiday Show — 5:30 p.m., BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, go online for prices: bdtstage.com.

Tuesday: Alan Walker — 8 p.m., Mission Ballroom, Denver, $30-$79; AX.

Tuesday: Brakence — With Jane Remover, 8 p.m., Gothic Theatre, Englewood, $25.50; AX.

Dec. 1: The Frank White Experience — A live tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. with Lil Cease, 9 p.m., Fox Theatre, Boulder, $20-$25; AX.

Dec. 1: Shane Smith & the Saints — With Andy Sydrow, 9 p.m., Ogden Theatre, Denver, $28.50; AX.

Dec. 1-3: The Lil Smokies — 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Bluebird Theater, Denver, $29.95; AX.

STAGE

Saturday: The Silhouettes — Bringing light and love to the holiday season, 2 and 7:30 p.m., The PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, $34; parkerarts.org.

Saturday: Wheel of Fortune Live — 8 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $38 and up; AX.

Sunday: “Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure” — 2 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $29 and up; AX.

Wednesday: ”A Magical Cirque Christmas” — 7:30 p.m., Bellco Theatre, Denver, $39.95-$79.95; AX.

Wednesday-Dec. 17: “Pop the Holidays” — Presented by Local Theater Co., hosted by Shells Hoffman, The Savoy, 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver, go online for prices: localtheaterco.org.

Dec. 1: Disney Junior Live on Tour: “Costume Palooza” — 6 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Denver, $39 and up; TM.

Through Dec. 10: “The COVID Wife” — Benchmark Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, go online for prices: benchmarktheatre.com.

Through Dec. 11: Monty Python’s “Spamalot” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $20-$38; vintagetheatre.org.

Through Dec. 18: “DOT” — A holiday comedy, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, $20-$34; vintagetheatre.org.

Through Dec. 18: “Theater of the Minds” — York Street Yards, 3887 Steele St., Denver, go online for prices: denvercenter.org.

Through Dec. 24: “A Christmas Carol” — Wolf Theatre, Denver, $35 and up; denvercenter.org/tickets-events.

Through Dec. 24: “Camp Christmas” — Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, go online for prices; denvercenter.org/tickets-events.

Through Jan. 8: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” — Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, $35 and up; coloradocandlelight.com.

ART

Through Dec. 21: “Day of the Dead” Exhibit — Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, Northglenn; northglennarts.org.

Through Dec. 31: “Colorado Through the Seasons” — Works by nature photographer Jeremy Janus, Denver International Airport, Denver; tinyurl.com/5d7xtpcj.

Through Jan. 2: Lakewood Arts Artist’s Choice Exhibit — Lakewood Cultural Center, 472 S. Allison St., Lakewood; lakewoodarts.org.

Through Jan. 8: “Planet Pioneers” Exhibit — Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Boulevard, Denver, go online for admission prices: wingsmuseum.org.

Through Jan. 15: “The Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” — Cherry Creek Mall, 2401 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 150, Denver; $18.30 and up; chapelsistine.com/exhibits/denver.

Through Jan. 15: “Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden Farm and Field” — Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, go online for prices; botanicgardens.org.

Through Jan. 16: “Seeing Red: Botanical Illustration” — Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, go online for prices; botanicgardens.org.

Through Jan. 22: ”Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks” — Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, go online for prices; denverartmuseum.org.

Through Feb. 5: “Sammy Lee: Taking Root” — Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, go online for prices; botanicgardens.org.

Through Feb. 26: “Other People’s Pictures” — Selections from the Robert and Kerstin Adams Collection, Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, go online for prices; denverartmuseum.org.

Through March 18: Gregg Deal’s “Merciless Indian Savages” — El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo; elpueblohistorymuseum.org.

Through May 13: “Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists from the Fong-Johnstone Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, go online for prices: denverartmuseum.org.

Through April 1, 2024: “You Should’ve Seen It: Pueblo’s Mineral Palace” — El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, $5-$7, free for ages 18 and younger; elpueblohistorymuseum.org.

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