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POLICE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES CRIME REDUCTIONS IN 2012

One of the reasons why people live, work, and visit Greenwood Village is because of their ongoing enjoyment and sense of security in their homes and neighborhoods. This sense of comfort for people also extends to learning in schools, traveling on Village roadways, and greeting customers at their places of business. As you will read on page 10 of this Newsletter, the Police Department released its crime statistics for 2012. I am excited to report that crime in the Village has decreased over the past three years. Our Village is safer because of the proactive efforts of our Police Department. Just Ron Rakowsky as important to ensure the Police Department’s rrakowsky@ success are the efforts of our residents and greenwoodvillage.com businesses to watch out for their neighbors and 303-486-5741 report suspicious activity. Several of the crimes committed in the Village have been solved because of the increased awareness of citizens to keep their neighborhoods crime free and call the Police. Being aware of your surroundings and activity in your neighborhood will benefit all of us. Never hesitate to call 9-1-1. If something does not feel or look right, it probably is not what it should be.

GRAND OPENING OF VILLAGE GREENS NORTH PARK

Former City Councilmember Gary Kleeman officially opened Village Greens North Park. a great outing for the entire family to enjoy the natural environment and experience some amazing adventurous opportunities you can’t find in any other park. You can read more about the grand opening and see photos of the celebration on page 17 of the Newsletter. Village Greens North Park is located at 9301 E. Union Avenue.

VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE Volunteers are not paid because they are priceless. I extend our deepest appreciation to Contech Engineered Solutions and Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Contech

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by for the grand opening of Village Greens North Park on April 27, I encourage you to take time now that the weather is nice and visit our new additional park this spring. Village Greens North Park makes

RAMBLE WITH RON IN MAY Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron Rakowsky at Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street, on Tuesday, May 21 and at Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot, 9200 E. Orchard Road on Thursday, May 16 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). Registration is not required. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at www.greenwoodvillage.com.

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Jerry Presley

Jeff Roemer

Gary Kramer

Tom Bishop

jpresley@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4138

jroemer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4136

gkramer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4133

tbishop@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4131

Denise Rose

Leslie Schluter

Bette Todd

T.J. Gordon

drose@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4137

lschluter@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4135

btodd@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4134

tgordon@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4132

Engineered Solutions volunteered their time to clean up Village Greens North Park the day before the grand opening. In addition, ERM on the same day worked with our Public Works Department to plant a tree in the Caley detention pond area. It is companies like Contech Engineered Solutions and ERM and their remarkable staffs that don’t sit back and wait for a community to get better by itself — they get involved. Thanks Contech Engineered Solutions and ERM!

ARAPAHOE COUNTY MAYORS AND COMMISSIONERS YOUTH AWARDS As parents, adults and leaders in our community, we have a role in our society to help guide our young people and most importantly, always recognize them for their achievements. In April, I had the privilege of participating in the Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards program. The mission of the program is to identify and recognize teenagers who have overcome significant personal obstacles and rise to the challenges life has presented to them. Some

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continued from page 3 emotional challenges, living with a disability, providing financial or emotional support to family, caring for a sick or elderly parent, losing or living without a parent or sibling, or having English spoken as a second language at home. Twentyfour teens were recognized from various schools throughout Arapahoe County. Their focus, perseverance and courage made them true heroes of our community. On behalf of Greenwood Village, we wish you the very best life has to offer!

FISHING DERBY CANCELED It is unfortunate that we had to cancel the Fishing Derby at Tommy Davis Park scheduled for April 27 due to the malfunction of a sanitary sewer line in the vicinity of Caley Avenue and South Boston Street. Although the pond was stocked with fish, as a preventative measure to protect the health of our community, we asked residents to stay away from the water until further notice. This included the ponds at Caley Avenue and Bridgewater Apartments. Today, the ponds are now open and residents can fish at Tommy Davis

RULES OF THE ROAD FOR FUN VEHICLES As the weather gets nicer and the days get longer, residents frequently have questions about the legality of riding scooters, mopeds, segways and driving golf carts within Greenwood Village.

pond, with a valid fishing license. If you catch a tagged fish, bring the tag to City Hall and claim your prize! There are 10 tagged fish in the pond just waiting to be caught.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY RECORD COLLECTION In April, the Greenwood Village Police Department participated in National Drug Take Back Day. Over 322 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications were collected. Since the Police Department has participated in this event, 1,597 pounds of prescription drugs have been removed from our community. This event addresses a vital public safety, health and environmental issue eliminating medicines that languish in home cabinets. Those unused drugs are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Don’t worry if you missed this event. We will have another Drug Take Back Day event later this year. GV

GOLF CARTS Golf carts are not allowed to be driven on any public road, sidewalk or bike path in the Village. For more information, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525. GV

MOPEDS AND SCOOTERS In Colorado, a moped or scooter is defined as a two-wheeled vehicle that does not have an engine capacity of over 50cc’s and cannot go more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface. Most scooters and mopeds fall under this category, though some are powerful enough to fall under the definition of a motorcycle. Mopeds and scooters must be registered with the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle and the driver must have a valid driver’s license. You do not need a motorcycle endorsement to ride a moped. Mopeds and scooters cannot be driven on any interstate highway.

SEGWAYS Segways are not allowed to be used on any public roadway. Segways can be used on sidewalks, trails and bike paths, unless otherwise posted (i.e. no motorized vehicles). Segways are not allowed on any roadway in Greenwood Village. PG. 4

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MAKING A HUNTINGTONCALEY CORRIDOR OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN

FIRST PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 29 The first public meeting for the Huntington-Caley Corridor Open Space Huntington-Caley Corridor Master Planning process will be on provide background information about the project site Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at including a brief review of the findings regarding possible site City Hall (6060 S. Quebec St.). During the first public opportunities and constraints, a review of the Goldsmith meeting for the Huntington-Caley project, the Village, in Gulch trail system, and a review of the surrounding area coordination with the consultant, will review the goals for including nearby parks and trails. Part of the discussion, will the project and brainstorm potential park amenities and be a review of potential trail alignments and connections. features for the site with citizens. The Village’s consultant will The Huntington-Caley Corridor includes the site of the former Onslager and Metro Church of God properties that were purchased by the Village in 1998 and 1999. The parcels were rezoned to open space by the City Council in 2001. The study area also consists of Huntington Park and the Caley Pond Open Space. The final Master Plan for the Huntington-Caley Corridor will identify recommended future improvements to the site which will be determined through public input, review by the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission, and approval by the City Council. The Master Plan will help the Village plan the future vision and sense of place for this important open space corridor. Elements of the Master Plan process to be determined and evaluated include: • The desired use of the property (active versus passive); • Regional trail connectivity; • Preservation of the wetland corridor; • Wildlife and vegetation; • Restoration of the land; • Structural improvements; and • Protection of scenic views. The Village was awarded a Planning Grant from Arapahoe County Open Spaces in 2012 that will assist in the development of a Master Plan for the Huntington-Caley Corridor. This open space corridor consists of 15-acres of open space and vacant land east of Yosemite Street at Caley Avenue in District 3. The grant was $50,000 and requires a Village match of $5,000. Master Plan area for the Huntington-Caley Corridor. PG. 6

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AVAILABLE ON COMCAST CABLE IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, PROVIDING INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING REGARDING ISSUES AND EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE AND THE DENVER REGION. FOR A LIST OF PROGRAMS AIRING ON CHANNEL 8, PLEASE REFER TO THIS SCHEDULE OR VISIT WWW.GREENWOOD VILLAGE.COM FOR A COMPLETE LISTING AND DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS.

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Greenwood Village Mayor’s Show: Senior Life: Growing Up Together Seniors and caregivers will be confronted with challenges and difficult decisions that need to be made regarding their quality of life. On this special edition of the Mayor’s Show, local experts will share their insights on topics critical to seniors. Also see how some seniors in Greenwood Village are living and enjoying life to the fullest. It’s a program you and your loved ones do not want to miss. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Colorado Connected Produced by the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program features programs on regional issues. Air Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

On Call For Colorado The Colorado Academy of Family

Archives of the Mayor’s Show and GV Kids, Ink!® can be seen at www.greenwoodvillage.com or on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

Physicians (CAFP) presents this program featuring five member physicians covering a range of myths and facts relating to health. Air Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch A powerfully fun and effective workout that will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose of cardio, strength and stretch moves and finish up feeling energized for the start and end of your day. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Do you have a comment about programming on GVTV Channel 8? Please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749. GV

THIS MONTH ON THE MAYOR’S SHOW, IT’S ALL ABOUT SENIORS! • • • •

Health Care and Wellness Recreation Opportunities Transportation Options Assisted Living Facilities and Long Term Care

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RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY RECYCLING UPDATE IMPORTANT TIPS YOU MAY NOT KNOW Greenwood Village provides trash collection services to residents of single family homes through Republic Services on a weekly basis. As part of the trash service, single family recycling is provided every other week on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash pickup. Here are some tips to help you sort through acceptable items for recycling: Plastics That Do Not Have Triangles If the plastic item does not have the triangle marking, then it is not recyclable. It may be made out of recycled material and be at its life span. This is trash.

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Aluminum Aluminum foil has to be clean before you can include with your recyclables. If there is grease or food on the foil, it must be discarded in the trash. Aluminum cans and rinsed pie tins are acceptable. Pizza Boxes Minor grease stains are acceptable. If there is excessive amounts of grease, cheese, and toppings, place in the trash. The foil sheet included in the pizza box should be discarded in the trash. Junk Mail If you can tear it, then throw it in for recycle. Tyvek plastic overnight or mailing folders are not acceptable. Magazines And Catalogs Please discard plastic bags, CDs and magnets.


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Newspaper The entire newspaper, including the inserts and ads are accepted. Office Paper All types of paper are accepted. If you can tear it, it is acceptable for recycling. How To Clean Recyclables Rinse recyclables out. Shampoo bottles should be rinsed out three to four times to get the majority of the soap out. Rinse out any residual food products inside cans and jars. Paper labels on jars, metal and glass can remain. Throw away lids which are usually not recyclable. Oil, Pesticide And Hazardous Material Bottles Please — no oil, pesticide, or hazardous material bottles. To dispose of your hazardous materials, residents may participate in the Village’s Residential Household Waste Collection Program by calling 1-800-449-7587. For more information on single family trash and recycling services in the Village or to receive a free, 95-gallon recycle container, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100. GV

TRASH SCHEDULE FOR 2013 HOLIDAYS The following holidays are observed in 2013. If your normal trash service day falls on or after a holiday (that same week), your trash pickup will be one day later. For more information, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100. Memorial Day — Monday, May 27 Independence Day — Thursday, July 4 Labor Day — Monday, September 2 Thanksgiving — Thursday, November 28 Christmas Day — Wednesday, December 25

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED WEBSITE! www.greenwoodvillage.com “My Connections” Web users can now customize their viewing experience by clicking “log in” on the My Connections (My Dashboard) bar at the top of the home page screen. Users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access My Connections. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords they would like to see most often, including calendars, news items and emergency alerts. Site users can also save favorite pages within My Connections, encouraging more frequent visits and making important information even easier to find. Check out My Connections and customize your own page at www.greenwoodvillage.com. For more information or comments about the updated Village Website, please call the City Manager’s Office at 303-486-5745.

BELLEVIEW AND UNIVERSITY INTERSECTION WORK TO BEGIN THIS SUMMER This July, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a construction project to improve the surface at the Belleview Avenue and University Boulevard intersection, as well as perform some minor modifications to the operations at the intersection. Traffic delays and impacts are expected with this project as traffic lanes will need to be closed periodically throughout the duration of the project to accommodate the construction. For more information on the project, please call CDOT at 303-757-9459. Look for more information about the project and a website to track the progress of the project and updates on detours and lane closures in the June Newsletter.

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POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS VILLAGE REMAINS SAFE The Police Department, through their strategic operations and community programs, works to ensure the safety of the community. In April 2013, the Police Department released crime statistics for 2012 and statistics based on a three-year average. Over the past three years, some crime activity has remained consistent, while serious crimes such as robberies, injury accidents, automobile thefts, and car break-ins have decreased. In 2012, the Village experienced an increase in thefts, which in many cases were identity theft and fraud related incidents. Although it is difficult to determine exactly why crime increases or decreases, the Police Department uses a variety of tactics to increase public safety and proactively reduce crime.

The department’s use of crime data to monitor trends and develop deployment strategies has proved successful over the department’s previous efforts of making random or arbitrary decisions to address crime. The deployment strategy meeting is known as Strategic Intelligence Deployment Accountability Planning (SIDAP) and it is being evaluated for possible inclusion in other agencies. Notable accomplishments for the Police Department in 2012 include

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the successful identification and arrests of several suspects who had committed residential burglaries in the Village, which also led to solving dozens of residential burglaries around the metro area. Increasing police presence in neighborhoods, while handling increased calls for service, has also assisted the department to focus resources on neighborhoods that are targeted frequently by crime which has resulted in the deterrent of criminal activity. At the end of 2012, the Police Department became fully staffed which afforded them the opportunity to increase patrolling efforts and response times in areas where increased crime activity exists with an eye toward thorough criminal investigations. Lastly, the department’s effort to join forces with members of the community for problem solving and prevention strategies has been recognized as the major contributor to addressing criminal activity in both residential and commercial areas. Greenwood Village is a safer community because of programs such as the Citizens’ Police Academy, and proactive communication with residents, neighborhood associations, hotel groups, and business owners and managers. GV

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ACCESS CRIME DATA FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD The GVPD works with members of the community for problem solving and prevention strategies of crime in both residential and commercial areas.

WWW.CRIMEREPORTS.COM The Police Department has made the Village’s crime statistics available online. Visit www.greenwoodvillage.com and click on Departments, Police Department, and Crime Reports. Enter your home or business address and you can view crime data in your neighborhood based on the date range and crime type. Crime data is updated every day and contains up to six months of data online. For more information, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525.

SIGN UP FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT YOUTH ACADEMY MONDAY, JUNE 10-FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 The Greenwood Village Police Department will host its annual Summer Youth Academy for students between 14 and 18 years of age. The purpose of the Summer Youth Academy is to provide a variety of presentations on the operations of the Greenwood Village Police Department and to share experiences with the youth of the community. The Youth Academy will give young people a better understanding of police operations in their community through active participation, communication, and cooperation. The Greenwood Village Police Officers conducting the sessions share the unique opportunity to interact with youth and hear their perception of how the Police Department is serving their needs. There is no cost to attend. Residency is not required. Enrollment numbers are limited. The Youth Academy will cover a wide range of law enforcement topics including but not limited to: • Police Communications • Patrol Procedures • Traffic & D.U.I. Enforcement • Traffic Accident Investigation • Criminal Investigations / Crime Lab • Conflict Resolution • Witness/Observation Skills • Safe Driving Skills • Use of Force Issues The Youth Academy consists of five sessions beginning Monday, June 10, 2013. The sessions will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Community Room. Some sessions will be held away from City Hall.

The Youth Academy gives young people an inside look at Police operations. Transportation to these locations will be provided by the Police Department. Parents must arrange for transportation of their child to and from City Hall each day. The final session will be a luncheon for participants on Friday, June 14, 2013. Each attendee who completes the Youth Academy will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants must commit to attending all sessions offered in order to benefit from the Youth Academy program. Parents must complete and submit a waiver of liability and consent to participate forms prior to a student being allowed to attend. Applications to attend are available at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, or online at www.greenwoodvillage.com on the Police Home Page under the Village News Flash section. For more information, please call the Village School Resource Officers, at 303-486-8209, or email at sros@greenwoodvillage.com. GV M AY 2 0 1 3 |

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PAVEMENT WORK BEGAN IN MAY The Village’s high quality roadway network is a result of employing a thorough Pavement Management Program. This consists of gathering surface distress data from routine inspections, processing that information to determine the overall rating for each pavement section and finally applying the right treatment to the right road at the right time. This engineering process determines the streets scheduled to be maintained each year.

CAUSES OF PAVEMENT DETERIORATION The two primary causes for the formation of distresses in asphalt

pavement are structural loading and environmental exposure. Environmental pavement distresses are caused by oxidation of the asphalt binder in the pavement from exposure to the air, sun and water which results in the pavement becoming less flexible. This in turn results in cracks in the pavement, mostly across the width of the pavement. If left untreated, the cracks would allow moisture into the underlying sub-grade which can then cause structural failures and subsequently potholes. Structural distresses, usually in the form of the many interconnecting cracks forming small broken pieces on the surface (known as alligator cracking), are caused by fatigue of the pavement section. This can come from isolated sub-grade problems or from

extensive cycles of loading that exceed the design life of the pavement.

2013 PAVEMENT STRATEGIES AND SCHEDULE Pavement maintenance strategies are grouped into three categories; preservation, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Preservation strategies are low cost treatments placed while the pavement is still in good condition to prevent the onset of environmental distresses which would lead to more costly damage, similar to painting your house before the siding is damaged. The second category, rehabilitation, consists of repairing existing distresses and removing and replacing the top surface to add additional strength to a pavement structure that is showing signs of degradation. The final strategy is full reconstruction which is done when a pavement has structurally failed due to the repeated loading beyond its designed service life. Each of these maintenance categories will be employed in 2013 as 29 lane miles of the Village’s total 224 network lane miles are planned for treatment (see map). One lane mile is considered one lane wide by one mile so a four lane road, one mile long would be four lane miles. Work began in May and will proceed through October. Notices will be mailed to adjacent property owners and onsite information signs will be placed on non-residential streets to provide specific scheduling and traffic control information.

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2013 CONCRETE REPAIR PROJECT UNDER WAY The quality concrete you find in Greenwood Village is a result of the Village’s efforts to maintain the safety and overall appearance in the Village. Construction activities associated with the Village’s Concrete Repair Project (CRP) will begin in June. The CRP includes concrete improvements such as curb and gutter, ramps, sidewalks and concrete infrastructure ahead of the 2013 pavement preservation and rejuvenation projects. This also includes concrete infrastructure in parks and trails. The Village also has an on-call service contract for unexpected and emergency work that comes up throughout the year which may include corrective work for third party contractors. Each year, the Village determines the schedule for replacement based on the anticipated pavement treatment and an inventory that rates the condition of the concrete. The rating system

Placement of new sidewalk and flagstone retaining wall. evaluates factors such as ponding, fractures, spalling and any structures that are partially or completely missing. The purpose of the project is to prevent further damage to the existing concrete, improve the safety and accessibility of sidewalks and adjacent concrete and improve the appearance of the public right-of-way and parks. As part of the CRP, the Village will respond to on call reports

regarding damaged concrete. The concrete will be evaluated and repaired depending on the rating received. To report damaged concrete, please contact Public Works at 303-708-6100 or if you have any questions about the CRP, please call Wanda DeVargas, Project Manager at 303-708-6140 or email wdevargas@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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UNDERGROUNDING PROJECT MOVES AHEAD IN RURAL GREENWOOD In March, the City Council approved the formation of the Rural Colorado Boulevard Local Improvement District (LID) for an area in Rural Greenwood Village to underground electric and telephone lines. The formation of the LID was a result of 12 property owners petitioning the Village to form a LID to have their utilities undergrounded. LIDs are a financing mechanism for property owners to have public improvements completed. The Village pays for the improvements up front and the property owners benefiting from the improvements pay back the Village through a special assessment on their property taxes over a number of years. The Rural Colorado Boulevard Local Improvement District includes the area bounded by East Garden Avenue, South Colorado Boulevard, East Platte Avenue, the High Line Canal and East Long Avenue. Approximately 25 power poles and 3,500 feet of overhead line will be converted to underground. In addition the private service connections (the lines from the power poles to the individual homes), will be undergrounded. The cost of the project, per property, is estimated at $28,565. The project will begin this summer. The burial of power lines occurs in Greenwood Village through the Village Utility Undergrounding Program or the creations of LIDs. The Village commenced with the undergrounding of electric facilities in

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1992 as part of its electric franchise agreement with Xcel Energy which provided for the establishment of funds for converting overhead power lines to underground (placing them under the street and/or sidewalk). Xcel Energy provides the funding mechanism, known as the 1% fund, for utility undergrounding which is equal to one percent (1%) of their preceding year’s electric revenues paid by customers. These funds are held by Xcel Energy and are not part of the Village’s annual budget. The Village is allowed a three-year advance from Xcel Energy on 1 percent funds for undergrounding work. Any work required to underground telephone lines is paid for by the Village through its Capital Improvement Program. The majority of undergrounding work in Greenwood Village is accomplished through the 1 percent fund; however, utility undegrounding can also be accomplished through other funding mechanisms in addition to the creation of LIDs. New development or redevelopment projects typically require adjacent overhead facilities to be converted and significant projects and partnerships also help pay for the conversion. A LID was also used to underground the power lines just east of Monaco Street between Orchard Road and Belleview Avenue including Westlands Park. In addition to the undergrounding project in Rural Greenwood, other projects tentatively planned over the next five years include: Radcliff east of Yosemite Street which includes the Tufts Circle segment that runs along the trail to Union Avenue; Berry Avenue from Monaco to Holly Street and includes lines on Powers, Prentice, Dorado and Red Fox; Long Road;

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Franklin Street in the vicinity of the High Line Canal; and the area of University Boulevard and Orchard Road. Last year, the Village completed the undergrounding of power lines on the east side of Dayton Street from Orchard Road to Poundstone Place. To date, the Village has undergrounded more than 60,300 linear feet or over 11 miles of power lines through a combination of all funding sources. There have been 50,500 feet of lines undergrounded using the 1% fund at an approximate cost of $5,800,000. Currently, much work remains to bury all utilities in the Village which includes 28,000 linear feet along main through streets and 76,000 linear feet in residential areas, totaling approximately 20 miles across the Village. All undergrounding work is estimated to take an additional 45 years to complete based on funding through the 1% fund and other funding sources such as projects planned through the Village’s annual Capital Improvement Program. Utility Undergrounding is a costly effort, but the entire community significantly benefits from the outcome of the program. Undergrounding utilities contribute to significant enhancements of those unprecedented views and increased property values of Village neighborhoods. For more information, please call Derek Slack, City Engineer at 303-708-6100. A copy of the Village Undergrounding Program and Policy can be accessed at www.greenwoodvillage.com. GV


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WESTIN HOTEL PLANNED FOR GREENWOOD VILLAGE FIRST 5-STAR HOTEL IN SOUTH DENVER AREA Greenwood Village has been selected by Greenwood Village Hotel, LLC, a developer group consisting of Waveland Ventures, Jackson Street holdings, and Arrival Partners, as the exclusive location for a Westin Hotel franchise expected to begin construction in the fourth quarter of 2013 at the Arapahoe at Village Center Station. “We are ecstatic that our city has been selected for construction of the first 5Star hotel for the south Denver area,” said Mayor Ron Rakowsky. “This luxury hotel chain will be the catalyst for continued development of our Village Center and will provide high quality services to the residents, businesses and large corporate presence we have in our Village and the region.”

THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND THE DEVELOPER On Monday, April 15, the Greenwood Village City Council approved an agreement to sell 3.54 acres of property the Village owns at the Arapahoe at Village Center Station (on the east side of I-25) to the developer for construction of the hotel. As part of the real estate purchase agreement, the sale of property will be contingent upon the developer receiving the requisite approvals by Village officials and other agencies for the project and a building permit acquired prior to the closing of the deal.

Proposed Concept Design of Westin Hotel at I-25 and Arapahoe at Village Center Station. have to sell the land until the plans for the hotel are finalized and approved.” Village staff is working with the developer on a development schedule to accommodate the developer’s goal to begin construction in the fall. In addition to an extensive review process by Village staff, neighborhood input meetings and an application review by the Village Planning and Zoning Commission will be scheduled over the next few months, with a public hearing on the project by the City Council tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2013. A formal application for the project is expected to be submitted by the developer in the second quarter of 2013.

THE HOTEL Preliminary plans for the hotel include 200 spacious guestrooms and suites; a signature restaurant and bar welcoming both hotel guests and the Greenwood Village neighborhood; conference and banquet space comprising a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, and reception space; and a fitness center that includes a swimming pool. The hotel is

positioned to offer expansive views north toward the Denver Tech Center and south toward Pikes Peak. This transit-oriented development is located steps from the pedestrian bridge and parking structure serving the RTD Arapahoe at Village Center light-rail station and the Village Center retail and office buildings. The hotel will be highly visible and convenient to I-25. “We have chosen Greenwood Village as the premier location for a Westin Hotel because of the density of Fortune 500 companies that are headquartered here, and the ability to leverage the infrastructure investments that are already in place,” said Rick Hayes, CEO of Waveland Ventures. “We commend Greenwood Village’s leadership for embracing this investment. The development of this project is a demonstration of the market demand that exists in Greenwood Village for the type of hospitality experience a Westin Hotel provides.” For more information about the proposed Westin Hotel project, please call the City Manager’s Office at 303-486-5745. GV

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GRAND OPENING OF VILLAGE GREENS NORTH PARK — AN ADVENTURE PARK FOR ALL Saturday, April 27 was the official Grand Opening for Village Greens North Park. The event was attended by approximately 200 people of all ages. “This park has been a long time in the making and we are excited that it is now open for residents of the Village to use and enjoy,” stated Mayor Ron Rakowsky. Mayor Rakowsky was joined by former City Councilmember Gary Kleeman for the official ribbon

cutting. City Councilmember Kleeman, who spent many years while on City Council planning for Village Greens North Park, was handed the honor of officially opening the park. “What a wonderful amenity for the residents of the Village,” Mr. Kleeman asserted. “It is exciting to see families out here using the park with their kids. This truly is a park for all.” Mayor Rakowsky also welcomed Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe and thanked the County for their support of Village Greens North Park. Funding for the initial phases was paid for by the Village’s use of $504, 417 in uncommitted Shareback Funds from the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program. Additionally, the Village received $230,000 from the Arapahoe County Board of County

Commissioners, on behalf of the Cherry Creek Basin Working Group, to fund the mountain bike trail improvements. Those who attended the Grand Opening event were treated with complementary bicycle safety checks from Bicycle Village, disc golf demonstrations from Fly Green, the Mayor’s Mulligan 3-Hole Disc Golf Tournament and a demonstration of an expert black diamond run by mountain biking professionals. Village Greens North Park is located at 9301 East Union Avenue. For more information, please call Parks, Trails and Recreation at 303-486-5773. GV

PARK AND OPEN SPACE SURVEY CITIZENS ASKED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK Have you been to one of the many Village parks or open spaces recently or are you planning on visiting one in the near future? If so, we want to hear from you — your opinions matter! Take a couple minutes to answer a few questions and help us continue to ensure the high quality environment and fun experience of the parks and open spaces in Greenwood Village. www.greenwoodvillage.com/ parksurvey

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PROPERTY TAX IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE

property is located. Below is an example of a Village residential property tax statement based upon a $500,000 home: TAXING ENTITY

WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO? Property tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner pays on the value of the property being taxed. According to the Arapahoe County Assessor’s office, property values are most often determined by comparing your property with properties that are similar in location, design, size, age, and amenities. The value placed on property for year 2013 is based on sales between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. This is known as the Sales Comparison Approach. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the actual value of the property by the assessment rate and then by the total mill levy. The residential assessment rate is currently 7.96 percent. The assessment rate for all other property, including vacant land is 29 percent. An example for a home valued at $500,000 would be: $500,000 (actual value) x 7.96% (residential assessment rate) x 97.572 (mill levy) divided by 1,000 = $3,883.37 (tax dollars). Mill levies are determined by each individual taxing authority such as the school, county, city, fire, water, sanitation, and recreation districts. A property owner’s total mill levy will depend upon the districts in which their property is located. County taxes are levied by the Board of County Commissioners. City and town taxes are levied by the City Council. Special district taxes are levied by their board of directors, and school taxes are levied by school boards. After the levies are certified to the County Assessor, it is then the duty of the assessor to extend the taxes on property and create the tax warrant roll. Colorado law requires the County Treasurer to mail a notice of property taxes to each owner of record even though a mortgage company may be responsible for payment. Greenwood Village’s mill levy rate is 2.932 mills. This is one of the lowest mill levy rates in the Denver Metro area. As a comparison, Aurora has a mill levy of 10.290 mills, Englewood 7.794 mills, Littleton 6.662 mills, and Centennial 5.129 mills. Keep in mind that these are mill levies for a given city. There are additional mill levies for given districts. The Village’s current mill levy rate of 2.932 equates to approximately $23.34 of property tax per $100,000 market value of a home. The Village’s portion of a typical residential property tax statement is less than four percent of the total amount.

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Cherry Creek School District 5 Arapahoe County City of Greenwood Village Arapahoe Library District South Metro Fire Rescue District Cherry Creek Village Water District Goldsmith Gulch Sanitation District Regional Transportation District Urban Drainage & Flood Control (So Plat) Urban Drainage & Flood Control District West Arapahoe Soil Conservation District Totals

TAX AMOUNT LEVY 58.037 $2,309.87 17.150 682.57 2.932 116.69 4.903 195.14 9.519 378.86 2.800 111.44 1.574 62.65 0.000 0.00 0.058 2.31 0.599

23.84

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97.572

$3,883.37

WHY DO PROPERTY TAXES EXIST? Property taxes are assessed and collected to provide services and fund infrastructure improvements for the various entities. Greenwood Village property tax revenues represent approximately 7 percent of General Fund revenues. Property tax revenues collected by the Village are utilized for services such as residential trash collection.

HOW DO PROPERTY TAXES GET DISBURSED? Both commercial and residential property taxes in Greenwood Village are remitted directly to Arapahoe County who will disburse to the individual entities listed on your property tax statement.

WHEN TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES TO ARAPAHOE COUNTY If the tax amount is less than $25, you must pay in total no later than April 30. If the tax amount is greater than $25, you may make two payments. The first payment is due no later than February 28. The second payment is due no later than June 15. If you pay your taxes in one total amount, the payment is due no later than April 30. If your payment is late, delinquent interest is added to the tax amount as mandated by state law. Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve the owner’s responsibility or liability for paying taxes on time. For more information about your property tax statement, please call the Arapahoe County Assessor’s Office at 303-795-4600. continued on page 19


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SOUTH METRO AREA TAX COMPARISON

QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE It is the Village’s goal to provide the utmost service in helping taxpayers comply with the Village’s tax laws. A member of Greenwood Village Taxpayer Services is always available to answer your tax questions Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling our Tax Help Line at 303-486-8299, emailing taxdepartment@green woodvillage.com. or visiting Greenwood Village City Hall at 6060 South Quebec Street. GV

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ASSET RECOVERY Gold Club of Colorado, LLC 5460 South Quebec Street, Suite 388 303-888-4512 CONSULTING SERVICES Colas ISS, Incorporated 7995 East Prentice Avenue 303-302-9348

Stearns, Conrad and Schmidt Consulting Engineers, Inc. 6161 South Syracuse Way, Suite 350 303-221-1719x101 FINANCIAL SERVICES Northstar Realty Securities LLC 5299 DTC Boulevard, Suite 900 877-940-8777 FOOD SERVICE Compass Group USA, Incorporated 6501 Fiddlers Green Circle 303-722-2861 HOT DOG CART Sling N Dogs 9401 East Arapahoe Road 720-373-1765 LEGAL SERVICES Backus Law Offices, LLC 6595 South Dayton Street, Suite 1000 720-204-1045 MORTGAGE LENDING M & T Real Estate Trust 6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 410 303-256-7096 PIZZERIA & BAR Parry’s Pizzeria and Bar 5970 South Holly Street 303-741-0111 SALON SERVICES Fresh Nail, Wax & Dry Bar 002 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite B-20 720-489-3013 SKIN CARE M.Pulse Colorado PC 8577 East Arapahoe Road, Suite C 303-771-0677

*Estimates Only. Sample of properties was used for each jurisdiction. **looks only at areas that are part of the I-25 corridor/south metro area.

WHOLESALE CUSTOM WHEELS AND TIRES Wheel Pros, LLC 5347 South Valentia Way, Suite 200 303-433-3599

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BUSINESS

THE BUNDT SHOPPE

Early roots of the word Bund have origins in Europe, referring to the unique way a cake’s dough has been bundled or bunched around the tubed center of a baking pan. The banded appearance given to the cake by the fluted sides of the pan is yet another use of the word Bund. However, a widely accepted meaning of the term Bund is “a gathering of family and friends to celebrate.” The Bundt Shoppe, located in the Cherry Hills Marketplace, is a replica of their first successful location in Castle Pines, and is rapidly becoming a “Celebrate with Cake” spot for deliciously moist, yet simply elegant cakes and a whole lot more! As you enter The Bundt Shoppe you will immediately enter a space and time of Vintage Americana. A succulent aroma of Bundt cakes captures your attention. Perhaps you will see kids with their palms against the tantalizing display case, gazing with awe at brightly decorated Bundt cakes, individually decorated Bundties, Princess Bundts, and other delectable offerings. Assorted pastel colors adorn the walls of the shop with a display of vintage aprons, kitchen towels, gift books and greeting cards. As you peruse amongst an array of party plates, napkins, candles, and other party planning items, you will quickly locate that special Bundt or gift for a birthday, graduation, wedding, shower, or many other occasions and celebrations. “We see multi-generational families in our shop, and are enthusiastic about having our bakery become central to family achievements and celebrations,” shares Pam Randall, owner of the Bundt Shoppe. “When someone chooses our Bundt cakes, it’s as though we’ve received a personal invitation to participate in their special day”, said Rachel, manager of the Greenwood Village location. “We love it when the kids come in expressing excitement about choosing their favorite flavor. We envision these little customers someday bringing in their own children, telling of their memories of visiting The Bundt Shoppe when they were a kid.”

5910 South University Boulevard, Unit C-16 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 303-798-4145 www.thebundtshoppe.com

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“We’ve placed ourselves in the heart of the community through involvement in charitable events and organizations, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Ronald McDonald House, Women’s Crisis Project Empty Bowl, Cocktails for a Cause and numerous other fundraising efforts,” said Pam. We also participate in Silent Auctions for local schools and youth sports organizations,” shared Pam. All of the bundt cakes are hand-crafted with real fruit, quality ingredients and are super moist, true to flavor, and freshly baked on site. Red Velvet, Marble Swirl, Raspberry Truffle, Cookies ‘n’ Cream, and Lemon Blueberry are just a few of their many gourmet flavors, having 15 flavor choices every day as well as 12 Flavors-ofthe-Month. Their most popular flavor is the Double Chocolate Bundt cake. In addition, a wide variety of great tasting gluten-free cakes are offered. There are many sizes to choose from including the Bitty Bundts, 3” Bundties, 8” & 10” Bundts, Two-tiered continued on page 22


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GV CHAMBER CLASSIC CARS TO TAKE SPOTLIGHT FOR DTC | GREENWOOD VILLAGE CHAMBER ANNUAL ROLLIN’ DREAMS SUMMER FESTIVAL Channel your inner “gearhead” on June 22 at The Landmark in the Denver Tech Center when The DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce partners with the Rollin’ Dreams Foundation for the Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival, a celebration of all things cars and summer that will feature an up close look at 125 of the coolest, most spectacular classic cars in Denver. Beyond the collection of jaw-dropping cars, the Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival features a variety of activity for the entire family including great food and beverages, lively entertainment and a Kid Zone with jumping, golf putting and more. Visit www.dtcchamber.com to purchase tickets for the Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival; tickets are just $10 for people ages 14 and over, $5 for kids ages 7-13 and kids under 6 are free. One ticket provides access to all you can sample food, micro-brews

and beverages from more than 20 of Denver’s top restaurants and microbreweries. Proceeds from the Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival will benefit the Rollin’ Dreams Foundation that was formed in honor of Austin Williams, a student at Thunder Ridge High School who battled Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer and who had a major passion for classic cars. His dying wish was to own his “dream car,” a 1972 Chevy Chevelle. Thanks to the generosity of many in the community, Austin was able to live out his dream before his passing in March of 2013. He and his family formed the “Rollin’ Dreams Foundation” to share his passion for cars and provide activities and distractions for kids fighting cancer. Since a car show has been a part of past DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber Summer Festivals, partnering with the Rollin’ Dreams Foundation was an easy decision. “When we first were introduced to Austin and his family, we, like everybody, were inspired by the passion they had for cars and for helping other families,” said DTC Chamber CEO John Herbers. “The continued on page 22

Since 1991, the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce has served the Southeast Business Corridor through information, education, networking and advocacy. The Greenwood Village Chamber is a valuable resource in growing your business. We support and promote our member businesses and provide opportunities for growth. When you take advantage of the programs, you can: • Learn from the expertise of prominent business professionals • Use an extensive network to promote and grow your business • Share your knowledge to help others • Join forces with local leaders to promote the Southeast Corridor • Give back to the community through special programs and events • Find new and innovative ways to promote your business Visit our Web site at: ww.GVChamber.com E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com 7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-290-9922 Fax: 303-962-4640

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‘BECAUSE OF PUBLIC WORKS…’ PUBLIC WORKS DAY — MAY 21, 2013 In celebration of National Public Works Week 2013, the Greenwood Village Public Works Department will again open its facility to the community to celebrate Public Works Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. This will be the 15th year of the event. First graders from Belleview Elementary are scheduled to visit with Public Works staff to learn about the role Public Works plays in caring and supporting the quality of life of the Village community. If you would like to visit or need information regarding the activities, please call Susan Jesse, Administrative Coordinator, at 303-708-6193 or via email at sjesse@greenwoodvillage.com by Monday, May 13, 2013.

chamber update continued from page 21 collection of cars and all of the fun activities at the Summer Festival will be a fantastic tribute to Austin and will celebrate his vision of using these incredible machines to benefit other young people going through what he did.”

A NEW DAY DAWNS FOR REVAMPED DTC | GREENWOOD VILLAGE CHAMBER Behind a fresh new name, logo and website, the rejuvenated DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber stepped out into the spotlight with style on April 25 with a launch party hosted by Zink Kitchen + Bar in the DoubleTree Denver Tech. The launch party at Zink Kitchen + Bar was a free event where Chamber members, and nonmembers, had the chance to connect and celebrate the Chamber’s new look, as well as its new outlook, in a fun, social setting. The new logo and colors for the renamed DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber capture the Chamber’s mission of being a catalyst for creating connections between local businesses for betterment of the community. The rebranding process is a major step toward a stronger and brighter future for the Chamber and its members.

business spot light continued from page 20 Bundts and even a Build-A-Bundt Party Pack! Their delicious butter cream cheese frosting, a delightful blend made from pure vanilla, adorns all of their cakes. In addition to traditional celebrations, Corporate Gifting for special events is a fresh unique way to enhance the image of businesses and their message. Cakes are custom packaged to complement a company’s business cards, logos, and stationery. Delivery service is available throughout the greater Denver Metro area. Please call 303-798-4145 or visit their website at www.thebundtshoppe.com to find out more about cake pricing, flavors, sizes and setting up a consultation for any event of your choice. The Bundt Shoppe is located at 5910 South University Boulevard, Unit C-16. Bakery hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday Closed. The Bundt Shoppe’s impeccable touch and shopping experience will make both giving and receiving a cake from the Bundt Shoppe a delightful pleasure to remember! GV PG. 22

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“Thanks to the efforts of so many dedicated business people, the Chamber is as healthy as ever and we are now in a great position to grow,” said Chamber CEO John Herbers. “Now is the perfect time for the organization to enjoy a facelift. Behind new energy, direction and leadership from our Board, we are supremely confident that the best days for the Chamber and our members are ahead.” The launch party was well attended by many in the Denver Tech Center and beyond. Attendees learned that membership in the new DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber is a gateway to building enriching business and personal relationships and that memberships are scalable, affordable, and most importantly, valuable. For membership information, visit the Chamber’s new website at www.dtcchamber.com, or call 303-290-9922. GV


ARTS AND RECREATION

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CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

GREENWOOD AND BEYOND

Irene Delka McCray

GOLD MEDAL SHOW The next exhibit at the Curtis Center is “A Gold Medal Show,” featuring the works of the previous five years first place 2D winners in the All Colorado Art Shows. Join us on May 11, 5:30 p.m. for the opening to view the works of these professional artists.

The recent “Greenwood and Beyond Photography Exhibit” was a stellar show. The work was so outstanding that the juror George Vago decided that all were worthy of hanging at the Curtis Center. At his lecture, George expounded on the elements Juror George Vago and of composition. His GVAHC Chair Jim Sidinger philosophy is “There is No Rule: Each image must be looked at on its own merit. A scene must be composed and not selected.” He discussed the relationships of these elements and demonstrated each with image samples. They are light, color, contrast/tone, line, form, pattern, balance, movement, Mayor Rakowsky and First positive/negative space, texture, camera position, focal Place Winner Patrick Sola length, depth of field and shutter speed.

Kathryn Cole

We are proud to present Kathryn Cole, Joellyn Duesberry, Robert Gratiot, Sharon Holsapple and Irene Delka McCray. In conjunction with the exhibit, we will feature a video dialogue with the artist Joellyn Duesberry via her PBS documentary every Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Ira Weiss, First Place Under 18

C. Watanakul, Second Place, and Patrick Sola

Joellyn Duesberry

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Scholarship: Deadline extended to May 14 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts: Deadline June 28 Public Meeting for Acquisition of Art: May 16, 6 p.m. Check www.greenwoodvillage.com

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RECREATION

Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM and click on Quick Links for online registration.

2013 MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K WALK SUNDAY, MAY 19 AT THE VILLAGE CENTER 6380 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle Registration begins at 7 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Host Sponsors: City of Greenwood Village & Shea Properties

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 2-9:45 P.M. VILLAGE GREENS PARK Tickets and Parking Passes Available at City Hall July 8-25

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at one of our American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Carnival rides, hands-on art, bungee trampolines, climbing wall, pre-school activities, inflatables, RC Cars, airplanes, helicopters, carnival games, face painting, Fire Department, Police Department, and more…

Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

Ropes Course, Zip Line and Adult Art Food Available for Purchase from 4-9 p.m.

Join us in the fight to end breast cancer forever and sign up today. Questions pleases contact Christina Breiner at Christina.breiner@cancer.org or 720-524-5454.

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Concert and Fireworks 8:15-9:15 p.m. • Tunisia Directly Following: Fireworks Display Raindate: Concert and Fireworks Sunday, July 28 • Gate opens at 7 p.m. Concert begins at 8:15 p.m. A special event for the residents of Greenwood Village 303-486-5766

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