Enhancing property values and creating quality of life through recreation, community events and leadership
board members Re-elected At the March 19th Annual Meeting of Delegates the HRCA
preferred trash provider
Delegates re-elected Jeff Suntken and Brock Norris to serve another twoyear term. These two
directors join Christina Caputo, Scott Lemmon,
and Craig Ziesman as the HRCA's Board. We would like to congratulate them on their successful re-election. For more information about the HRCA's leadership go to www. HRCAonline.org/Leadership.
pro disposal wins Bid again The HRCA is happy to partner with
annual meeting of members
Pro Disposal again to offer a preferred
Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. Recreation Center at Eastridge
Beginning April 5th, Highlands Ranch
provider trash and recycling program.
Pursuant to the Bylaws of the Highlands Ranch Community
residents will receive a preferred rate
Association, Inc., the Annual Meeting of Members in each
of just $12.60 per month.
Delegate District shall be held to elect a delegate from that
Our reduced monthly rates, which
include single-stream recycling, have
Elections for odd-numbered districts and districts without
saved residents hundreds of dollars
representation are being held in April. Sub-associations
and saved our community as a whole
elect delegates at their annual meeting. If you are
roughly $2,000,000 annually.
interested in volunteering to represent your district or
We encourage all residents to take
if you have any questions about being a delegate, please call 303-471-8802 for more
advantage of this great program, and
also do your part by recycling. The
The presence, in person or by proxy, of ten percent (10%) of all district members entitled
HRCA and Pro Disposal are working
to cast votes is required to constitute a quorum. Your participation whether by returning
together for the sustainability of our
the proxy forms or attending the meeting is greatly appreciated.
You can determine in which district you live and who your district candidate is at
Complete details on the trash and
free recycling program can be found at www.HRCAonline.org/Trash.
Building a lifestyle that you want to live
Jerry f lannery
CEO and general manager
is published monthly by the Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc.
HRCA|event weather line 303-471-8888 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Christina Caputo 303-471-0867 Scott Lemmon 303-346-1412 Brock Norris 720-344-7107 Jeff Suntken 303-346-0664 Craig Ziesman 303-791-6557 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 9568 University Blvd. 303-791-8958 RECREATION FACILITIES 303-791-2500 Recreation Center at Northridge 8801 Broadway
Facility Hours: M-Th: 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
F: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sa. & Su: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Eastridge 9568 University Blvd.
Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Su: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Westridge 9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Su: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Recreation Center at Southridge
Preferred Trash and Recycling Services Provider – The HRCA’s preferred provider for solid waste and recycling has been Pro Disposal, Inc., and just recently they won a bid for providing service to Highlands Ranch for another three years. Their rates remain significantly lower than their competitors, and they are offering a monthly charge of $12.60. In addition to keeping their rates low, the HRCA included a request to provide a greater emphasis on recycling. In cooperation with Pro Disposal, HRCA will receive an ability to highlight and market recycling throughout the year. If you haven’t checked out their services, please do! Continued Work on HRCA’s 5-Year Plan – The Board of Directors met last month on March 15 to start detailing their vision and direction for HRCA moving forward. This plan is dynamic and will involve the department managers as well as the front-line employees. Getting all of their input and buy-in will assure that the organization has alignment throughout. The goal is to break down the “silos” that always exist in organizations of our size. Some of the best improvements to serving you, our members, come from front-line and part-time employees. No suggestion is too silly to consider. Regionalism and Alliances – Each month brings new alliances and relationships. We continue to build bonds with our community partners and grow their numbers. Please see HRCAonline. org/HRCAInfo/CommunityPartners to find who they are. We also continue to build strength among our sister organizations such as the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, Highlands Ranch Metro District, Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation, the Douglas County Commissioners, and Administration and Community Development. I can say that each and every one of these organizations are working for the betterment of our region and property values. Community Events – The HRCA continues to do what we have always done and that is provide you with over 100 events a year. One should never get bored in Highlands Ranch with all that we are offering! We have lots of great events this month that are highlighted in this newsletter, but let me call out a couple of great ones. Don’t miss the 9Health Fair on April 13, the Kids' Expo on April 20, Volunteer Fair on April 24, and the Home Improvement Expo on April 27 and 28. Summer – Finally, summer is just around the corner, and with that, the pools will be open and our program offerings will go up exponentially. So, if you are looking at signing up for any programs, do so now and get ahead of the curve. The new Activity Guide will be in homes in early April, but you can get the jump on things by going on line and register now for the new programs. Here is to hoping April brings us some much needed showers!
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Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Second Quarter Assessments are due April 1. For questions regarding your account please call 303-791-8958. The HRCA encourages the use of the direct debit program to pay your quarterly dues. Save time, postage, and assure that your payment is never late. Visit the web site for more information.
volunteer showcase The HRCA would like to recognize the following homeowner volunteers for their service to the Highlands Ranch Community Association from May 2012 to April 2013 representing the following committees: Architectural, Backcountry Planning Areas Committee, Board of Directors, Community Relations, Cultural Affairs Association, Delegates, Development Review, Finance, Community Relations Event Ranch Hands, Scholarship Fund, and Tribunal, as well as other miscellaneous volunteer teams.
volunteer fair Volunteer and make a difference in our community. This is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to
Without volunteers who are willing to serve, Highlands Ranch would not be the great place it is today. Even more importantly, these volunteers help set the direction for tomorrow. Please join us in thanking and recognizing them for their outstanding contribution.
showcase their volunteer needs and
Len Abruzzo Joseph Aden Laurie Allred Reid Allred Katie Atkinson Christian Atkinson Laurie Atkinson Ronald Aukamp Paul Avant Manijeh Badiozamani Pat Barclay Dora Beals Edmund Bernard Donna Berness Heather Blake Al Bonneau Erik Bostrom Kathleen Brady Elaine Brown Weylan "Woody" Bryant Eric Budreau Bill Buettner Sheila Byrnes Andrew Campbell Christina Caputo Jerry Case Jed Caswall Barbara Chapman Cecile Craggs Lyle Daley Suresh Damle Elizabeth Dickson Lisa Dragseth George Elliot Kaleo Enos Felice Entratter Rick Feigt Doug Flin Paul Foster Jim Freeman
With over 34 service organization*
Janice Frieberger Andrew Gablehouse Jennifer Gablehouse Matt Gilbertson Karrie Gleason Scott Grimes Jeth Harbinson Jordan Hawkins Bill Hayes Phillip Heiser Laura Hennings Patrick Henry Greg Herman Peter Heyer Colleen Higashide Jeanne Hoffmann Norma Jean Hogan Laura Hopkins Susan Hubbard Karen Huschka Kris Hutchinson Frank Impinna Erik Irwin Pat Kaptain Cindy Karlin Clay Karr Tom Keables Loretta Krook Kevin Kuybus Kathy Landgrave Sharyn Landis Sara Lebofsky David Lebofsky Sue Leidolph Scott Lemmon Rudy Lukez Judy Macias Elizabeth Marchesi Kathy Martz Nancy McDonald
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Bruce McFadden Grace McMahon Jody McNerney Abraham Medina Pat Mickelson Mike Millington Kirk Mooneyham Martin Moynahan Patricia Murphy Susan Mutzebaugh Ginger Nixt Gunnar Noebel Gerd Noebel Brock Norris Nicole Nulton Deborah O'Dell Karl Paetzel Ashley Panahi Melissa Park Shon Payne Duane Pearson Larry Perkins Kent Peterson Linda Peterson Scott Poulson Bob Powell Dennis Price Joshua Quist Ralph Reed Jean Rehnke Jerry Reichardt Jim Reps Andrea Reveley Tim Riggle Terry Roberts Donna Robinson Jesus Rocha Rebecca Rothwell Randee Ryan Barbara Salisbury
Carolyn Samuels Laura Schmalz Kay Schneider Carole Schumacher Ken Schumacher Brian Schwall Carole Schwall Dennis Seymour Suma Shamasundar Aldis Sides Ena Simanson Frank Simanson Betts Sindrich Caroline Smith Marty Smith Nancy Smith Kyle Spain Michelle Steinman Elizabeth Strock Christine Stutler Jeff Suntken Daniel Swomley Eric Taylor Cindi Thompson Jennifer Tool-Holladay Stephen Trolinger Jack Troutman Jose Vasquez Dawn Vaughn Jackie Vowles Monica Wasden Savannah Weiss Jerry Winkelman Tom Witowski Don Woodland Mike Woodland Erin Young Stephanie Young Craig Ziesman
for residents to learn about volunteer opportunities all under one roof.
participating in the fair, you are sure to find one just right for you. The free annual Volunteer Fair is Wednesday, April 24, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Southridge. *3T Ministry l Acts of Grace Foundation l Advocates for Children l American Cancer Society l American Heart Assoc. l Art from Ashes l Christian Living Communities l CO Agricultural Leadership Foundation l CO Bright Beginnings l Botanic Gardens l Doctor's Care l Douglas County Educational Foundation l Douglas County Panther Pantry l Douglas County Sheriff l EF Foundation for Foreign Study Groundwire l Highlands Ranch Metro District l Highline Place Alzheimer's & Memory Support Residence l History Colorado l HR Historical Society l HRCA Backcountry l HRCA Therapeutic Recreation l IMPACT edVentures l Lone Tree Police Dept l Molly Brown House l Multiple Sclerosis Society l Rotary Club l CO Trail Foundation l Right Step l Wildlife Experience l Volunteers of America l Women's Crisis & Family Outreach l Zonta Club of Douglas County l Zuma's Rescue Ranch
B o a r d u p d at e s The March Board Meeting Motions are available at www.HRCAonline.org.
ranch updates c o mm u n i t y
backcountry Eagles Return
The Golden Eagles that have nested on Wildcat Mountain in the
neighbors helping neighbors
for a third year. The fist year they raised one eaglet, which fledged
Backcountry Wilderness Area of Highlands Ranch have returned in early August. Last year, the nest failed in late April due to unknown circumstances. This year, the eagles are back but at a new site about 100 yards away from their previous nest. The new nest offers more cover and protection from the elements. To give the eagles the best chance for success, the HRCA closes the Wildcat Mountain Trail, and Douglas County closes part of their trail along Monarch Boulevard until the eaglets leave the nest in late summer. The rest of the Wildcat Mountain Trail system re-opened March 30.
On Sunday, May 5, the HRCA is partnering with our Community Partner Cherry Hills Community Church for the fourth annual Love In Action Community Service Day, a large-scale community cleanup. The day will consist of well over 2,500 volunteers going into the Highlands Ranch community to help with spring cleanup projects such as picking up litter along major arterial streets; working to spruce up and beautify our schools, our four
Stay informed on the eagles’ progress and learn of eagle watching opportunities we will host by following our facebook page: www.facebook.com/HRCABackcountry.
Tiny Tees Ball Park opens Op e n i n g D a y – Ap r i l 5
Tiny Tees Ball Park at the Westridge Batting Cages was a huge hit last year! Over 700 future little league batters enjoyed the mini ball park complete with home-run fence, foul poles, and bases. Join us for the Tiny Tees Ball Park Opening Day on Friday, April 5, 4:00 pm. April hours for the Batting Cages are: Monday-Friday, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
recreation centers, and the Backcountry Wilderness Area; and helping with the Electronics Recycling and Paper
summer camps - Enroll Now
Shredding at Town Center North.
Ch o o s e Y o u r A d v e n t u r e !
The event is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
• Aquatics: Stay cool in the pools. Swim, scuba, snorkeling, springboard diving, and new stand
Several area restaurants will give our volunteers a discount if they have participated in the day’s events and are wearing their event t-shirt when they come in. It will be a great opportunity to give back to our community and encourage our neighbors to reach out and help each other in times of need. Join us in helping to support our
up paddleboard programs. www.HRCAonline.org/Aquatics • Day Camp: Where summer meets fun. New friends, field trips, crafts, swimming, park activities, gym activities. wwwHRCAonline.org/DayCamp • Backcountry Adventures: Get outdoors…connect with nature. Horseback trail rides, fishing, hiking, archery, wildlife tracking, survival skills. www.HRCAonline.org/AdventureCamp • Sports: Encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship. Soccer, tennis, multi-sport, volleyball, basketball, racquetball. www.HRCAonline.org/YouthSports Check out all the opportunities to keep your kids busy this summer at HRCAonline.org.
neighborhoods. To sign up or for more
f r e e k i d s ' s u mm e r 2013 expo
9Health Fair The 9Health Fair promotes health awareness and encourages individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. The 9Health Fair offers free or low-cost medical screenings. Each year the Highlands Ranch fair is coordinated by the Highlands Ranch Lions Club and hosted by the HRCA. Visit HRCAonline.org/Events for screening details and costs. Used eyeglasses will be collected by the Highlands Ranch Lions Club. For more information call 303-888-0423 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss this chance to get information on all of the HRCA's summer programs for children ages 3-15! Bring the kids because there will be bouncers, music, contests, activities, food, and drawings! This is a great
Saturday, April 13 • 7:00 a.m. - Noon • Eastridge • Most screenings are free.
event to attend together. Kids get to play and parents get information on the best programs for the summer! You'll have a chance to receive special
giveaways and meet the teachers and Everything for your home inside and out! We’ve put all
camp leaders! Be sure to bring your
of the resources that you’ll ever need in one convenient
children, because each table will have a
place. Explore the options available to you right here
fun activity and giveaway just for them!
in Highlands Ranch as various suppliers showcase their
This event is free and some discounts
services and products. "Do-it-yourself" seminars will help
will be offered for summer programs
you with your home improvement projects.
as well. This is one you don’t want to
Calling all exhibitors, reserve your booth now.
miss! For more information, call 303-
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28 • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Eastridge
471-8928. Saturday, April 20 • Noon - 3:00 p.m. Eastridge • Free!
• Taste of Highlands Ranch – Friday, May 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Eastridge. “The Taste,” a community favorite, features unlimited samplings of wine, beer, spirits, and sumptuous cuisine from over 30 area restaurants. A silent auction will benefit the Leukemia and
tickets from home
Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter. Must be 21 years of age or older. IDs will be checked. • Fishing on the Fly – Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Eastridge. • $20; includes parents and child • Field Trip on April 28, 8:00 a.m. - Noon at Lake Lehow. Students ages 11-14 will get an introduction to the sport of fly-fishing with a series of three classroom sessions and a half day of actual fishing at a local lake. You may now purchase tickets online using the Online Registration button!
You may now purchase and print your event and program tickets from home! Use the Online Registration button or
Please check the web site for the most current event information.
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go to HRCAonline.org/tickets.
recreation aquatics/sports/fitness SUMMER SWIM LESSONS FILL QUICKLY On-line registration is available now for summer swim lessons. Visit the web site to enroll before the most popular times are filled. Why choose the HRCA? Just a few of the reasons include low class sizes, longer class times, an on-deck instructor for all sessions, convenient times and dates offered at multiple locations, and fun! Join an ever-growing community of families who realize the importance of learning swimming skills which can be used for a lifetime. Learn more at www.HRCAonline.org/SwimLessons, or contact 303-471-8867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. H ERITAGE / AD V ENTURE 5 K / 1 0 K & CINCO DE M AYO 5 K / 1 5 K
WINTER YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES REVIEW The HRCA/Colorado Mammoth indoor lacrosse league had another successful winter
Join us for our two upcoming, family-
season. In all, there were 24 teams that participated in the league on the turf field
friendly, HRCA Race Series races!
at Westridge. The HRCA/Real Colorado indoor youth soccer league finished a very
The Heritage 5K/10K course takes you through some of our beautiful Backcountry Wilderness trails. The Cinco de Mayo 5K/15K starts at Southridge and runs through nearby neighborhoods and trails.
successful winter season. Over 70 teams ranging from ages 7-11 participated at the Westridge turf. Due to the success of the winter program, a summer program has been added. For more information regarding Youth Sports Leagues, contact 303-471-8849 or email@example.com.
SPRING SHOWDOWN tennis TOURNAMENT
Both races are Bolder Boulder
This popular adult tournament is April 8-14 at Northridge with
qualifiers! To register, visit www.
men’s and ladies' singles and doubles in the 4.0 and 4.5 categories.
Join the competition and get in the zone! Grab your doubles
more information, contact 303-471-7048.
partner and sign up for doubles competition, or challenge yourself and test your mettle in the 4.0 and 4.5 singles competition. This is a USTA/CTA sanctioned tournament for players who are at least 18 years of age and a current member of the USTA. They say
New Adult Coed Soccer league HRCA is excited to announce that
timing is everything – and the timing for this tournament is perfect – league season is right around the corner! Why not begin your league season by proudly displaying a well-earned trophy won at the 13th Annual HRCA Adult Showdown? Call 303-471-8940 for more information or to register. Registration deadline is Monday, April 1. Don’t miss the fun!
we will be offering a new adult coed indoor soccer league on Monday nights at Westridge starting mid-
SPECIAL NEEDS TRI SPORTS CAMP The Therapeutic Recreation Program is excited to offer this TRI Sports Camp! If you like to
April! For more information please
swim, bike, or run, join in the fun. This program is for all activity levels, ages 8-adult. USAT
call 303-471-8869 or email Cmaes@
fee is not included. For more information about this program, contact 303-471-7043 or
education youth & adult l e a r n t o pa i n t w i t h K i d s o n C a n va s This fun class for children ages 4-6 and 7-12 is on Fridays in April
artistic skills, developing creativity and learning about diverse styles
from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. respectively. Children
and techniques. This is a wonderful class for your budding artist! For
will learn painting techniques using acrylic paints, canvas board and
more information, call 303-471-8853.
stretched canvas. Painters explore dynamic mediums while building
g e t c r e at i v e w i t h c l a s s e s f o r A d u lt s O n ly The HRCA offers a wide range of adult classes that are perfect for
creative in the kitchen is more your
your own creative expressions or for you to join a spouse or a
style, try our High Altitude Baking
friend in a fun creative endeavor. Try our Merlot and Monet class
class beginning April 16 or our Corks
on April 12. Participants will paint Paris in Spring while sipping wine
and Forks class that covers wine and
and enjoying friends. Try our Paint with Canvas and Coffee class on
dine favorites of Australia on April 18.
April 13 or 26. Inspired artists will paint fields of flowers while
If you like dancing, try our popular
sipping coffee and enjoying pastries and the conversation among
Cowboy Cha Cha or Night Club Two
painters. If playing with clay is of interest to you, try out our wheel
Step classes theater on Tuesday
classes offered at various times through the week. These classes
nights or our Belly Dancing classes offered throughout the week.
build a wonderful artistic community and help you create a special
For more information on these and other adult classes, call 303-
artistic retreat for you right here in your own neighborhood. If being
M o z a rt M a g i c ~ e x p l o r e t h e w o r l d o f m u s i c Early music exposure helps develop
and Westridge each month. Music for Little Mozarts is a wonderful
language, reasoning skills, critical
keyboarding program that helps make music fun and engaging and
thinking, problem solving, and
introduces children to multi-media in a fun and age appropriate way.
imagination. The HRCA offers a wide
These classes are on Monday evenings at Northridge. MusikGarten
variety of music classes for children
offers a family music class and a cycle of seasons program that uses
of every age. For your little tots, try
creative movement. For the older child, we offer a variety of private
our popular Crocodile Rock classes.
music classes for piano, flute, clarinet and saxophone. Donâ€™t miss
These classes expose children to
out on the chance to subject your child to the world of music. For
music and instruments while teaching important rhythm and
more information, call 303-471-8853.
memorization skills. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays at Eastridge
n o - s c h o o l d ay o n a p r i l 2 6 - s o j o i n u s Friday, April 26 is a no-school day and we have fun camp options
will swim, cook and do art. For more
available for your child. Kitchen Chemistry, hosted by Science
information, call 303-471-8928.
Matters, is at Northridge from 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m., or try our Southridge Day Camp, open 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. where children
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Facility closures April 12 & 13 - Eastridge basketball courts closed all day for 9Health Fair April 15-20 - Westridge closed for annual maintenance. April 26, 27, & 28 - Eastridge basketball courts & track closed all day for Home Expo. Check the web site for the most up-to-date closure information.
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April | events For event details, see page 5 or visit HRCAonline.org
Heritage/Adventure 5K/10K Run
Board Working Session* 6:00 p.m.
April 8-14 Adult Showdown Tennis Tournament April 13
Delegate & Board Meeting* 6:30 p.m.
Kids' Summer Expo
* These meetings are open to our members.
community partners The HRCAâ€™s ability to bring events to Highlands Ranch is made possible in part by our Community Partners, the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA), and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).