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HRCA|news Enhancing property values and creating quality of life through recreation, community events and leadership

June 2010

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No need to spend precious time and big money to take a vacation this summer. Staycation Highlands Ranch is the perfect solution to take a break from the ordinary and discover what is available in your own backyard! Visit www. for great Staycation ideas and start your summer plans!

Congratulations to this year’s 4th Annual HRCA Fitness Challenge winners! Pictured are Personal Trainer Janice Curtis with the top female

a rt e n c o u n t e r s Art Encounters is a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to promote public interest in art that showcases sculptures, in various media and styles, displayed in Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, and Parker. This year’s program features 14 sculptures and will be displayed from June 2010 to June 2011. All pieces are available for purchase. Four sculptures will be displayed in Highlands Ranch. The public is encouraged to visit each of the exhibits in each jurisdiction and then vote on a favorite on the Douglas County web site at Visit for locations of the new pieces in Highlands Ranch, and throughout the county.

winner, Jackie Subert; Personal Trainer Barb Goodbarn with the top male winner, Kevin Larsen; and Personal Trainer Ryan Olson with couples winners Nathan and Jen Hash. Not pictured are the team winners: Milla Townsend, Pamela Duke, Mark Jackson, Paula Jackson and Personal Trainer James Short. Over 70 people competed in this year’s competition and jump started their 2010 commitment to fitness!

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HRCA|news is published monthly by the Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc.

HRCA|event weather line 303-471-8888 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laura Hopkins 303-478-9103 Todd Landgrave 303-470-8765 Scott Lemmon 303-346-1412 Nick Robinson 303-791-0840 Gregory Terry 303-329-6199 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 9568 University Blvd. 303-791-8958 RECREATION FACILITIES 303-791-2500 Recreation Center at Northridge 8801 Broadway Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 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 4800 McArthur Ranch Rd. Facility Hours: M-F 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sa: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Su: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Copyright © 2010 Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission is required to redistribute, reproduce, modify or republish information from Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc, in print or electronically.


GARY D EB U S community manager

SUMMER IS HERE AND ITS TIME FOR “STAYCATION” – The HRCA has hundreds of camps, classes, programs and events to keep you and your family healthy, entertained, educated and busy this summer. No need to travel outside of beautiful Highlands Ranch for your vacation plans. Check out the many new programs going on at the Westridge synthetic turf this summer such as lacrosse, flag football, and new kickball and dodge ball programs. Themed summer youth camps for busy kids 5 to 13 years of age are going on all summer. Join us for camps that will celebrate sports, food, science, and nature. Enjoy field trips to a Rockies game, Denver Zoo, and the Museum of Nature and Science as part of these camps. We also have a host of summer events and concerts for your enjoyment and entertainment. Its all right here... with 16 free concerts, the July 4th Celebration and Parade, Carnival, Rodeo, Film in the Park and even the Carson & Barnes Circus which comes back to town! Our Summer Concert Series is the place to be on Thursday nights in June and July from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Highlands Heritage Regional Park. Pack a picnic and join us as we enjoy great music and celebrate the beautiful sunset over the Rockies. POOLS – HRCA outdoor pools are now open for the season, so grab the family and spend the day enjoying the sun and water. LOSS OF A FRIEND TO THE HRCA – The HRCA lost a great friend this past month. Warren Smith was a Delegate for District 113 for seven years. He was a great community leader and contributor as an HRCA Delegate and member of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society. He will be missed. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLAN CONTINUES – Elk hunting in the Backcountry Wilderness Area began in 2002 under Shea Homes as a necessary vehicle to manage the ever-growing elk herd. As the new stewards of the land, under the advisement of Colorado Division of Wildlife, HRCA plans to continue and refine this wildlife management plan. The HRCA will hold informational meetings regarding the Wildlife Management Elk Hunt Plan in June at the Recreation Center at Eastridge. Look for those dates and additonal information on our web site. SCHOLARSHIP FUND – We were honored to celebrate the recognition of 25 Highlands Ranch students who received $1,000 Highlands Ranch Community Scholarship Fund scholarships to the college of their choice. Find out more about this program on the web site. WEEDS AND MOWING – Now is the time to take care of those pesky weeds and dandelions in your yard. The sooner you get them under control the better for your yard. Mow your yard weekly to prevent the return of unwanted weeds. Enjoy your summer Staycation right here in the Ranch!

June 2010


volunteer showcase The HRCA Board of Directors would like to recognize the following homeowner volunteers for their service to the Highlands Ranch Community Association in 2009 representing the following committees: Architectural, Backcountry, Cultural Affairs, Delegates, Development Review, Finance, Public Issues, Event Ranch Hands, Scholarship Fund, and Tribunal, as well as volunteer teams. Without volunteers who are willing to serve, Highlands Ranch would not be the great place it is today to live, work, and play. Even more importantly, these volunteers help set the direction for tomorrow. Please join us in thanking and recognizing them all. Jennifer Addair Sam Allen Laurie Allred Jeremy Anderson Craig Andrews Jim Anthony Ed Arnold Charlotte Arvidsson Laurie Atkinson Christian Atkinson Katie Atkinson Dana Aubakirova Paul Avant Ron Avcamp Manijeh Badiozamani Crystal Baker Shelly Baker Pat Barclay Nancy Bechtold Deena Bennett Heather Blake Wendy Boettcher Dave Bolger Al Bonneau Diana Boyles Kathleen Brady Bob Breech Bruce Brown Weylan Bryant Bill Buettner Dan Burke Sheila Byrnes Doug Campbell Christina Caputo Jerry Case Jed Caswall Kevin Chambless Michelle Colaizzi Dr. L. Mac Cropsey

Ken Dale Suresh B. Damle Sheela Damle Jeff Douglas Lisa Dragseth George Elliot Bob Epstein Patricia Fischer Richard Fischer Angela Fisher Michael Flower Paul Foster Les Garrett Wendy Gesler Tim Gesler Karrie Gleason Tim Glidden Christophe Granger Stephanie Gretzema Carolyn Groom Teri Gummere David Gundersen Yvette Gunther James Hagen Glenn Hagen Jeth Harbinson Mason Harrison Bill Hayes John Heim Mark Hendrickson Laura Hennings Steve Hennings Patrick Henry Peter Heyer Kayne Holloman Rick Holt Linda Humphrey Karen Huschka Jennifer Hutchison

Leigh Inoshita Erick Irwin Kay Jensen Carol Jeppsen Michael Jevack Jeff Johnson Robb Johnston Janet Johnston David Johnston Ken Kaiser Pat Kaptain Richard Karas Cyndi Karlin Russ King Lori Kludt Marti Klug Jim Klug Marvin Kokes James Kovaly Pam Krider Norm Krimbills Patty LaCascia Sharyn Landis Todd Lawson Sara Lebofsky David Lebofsky Sue Leidolph Rashelle Lijewski Jon Loe Elizabeth Marchesi Dave Martz Chris McBride Kathy McBride Grace McMahon Mary McMillan Jody McNerney Debra McWilliams Bill Melchior Paul Meyers Continued on page 4

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board motions At the May 18, 2010 Board of Directors meeting, the Board took the following actions: Approved the Minutes from the April 20, 2010 Board Meeting Adopted the following motions as recommended by the Architectural Committee 4 properties for failure to remove a commercial vehicle 1 property for failure to paint the exterior of the home 3 properties for failure to maintain property 1 property for failure to remove a dog run 1 property for failure to maintain fencing 1 property for failure to remove unsightly materials 1 property for failure to comply with shed guidelines 2 properties for failure to remove holiday lighting 3 properties for failure to remove a satellite dish from fence 1 property for failure to properly store play equipment 1 property for failure to comply with conditional approval to cover commercial logos on vehicle Accepted the March 2010 Financial Statements as recommended by the Finance Committee



volunteer showcase Recognizing our Committee Volunteers, continued from page 3 Lance Miller Barrett Miller Hal Moorman Linda Morgan Mike Morris Dennis Mroz Kathy Mroz Sean Mullen Rick Murray Susan Mutzebaugh Joe Niemeyer Ginger Nixt Gerd Noebel Brock Norris J.P. Oxenham Linda Palmer Hamid Panahi Ashley Panahi Chris Pattarozzi Steve Patterson Joel Pavelis Shon Payne Duane Pearson

Elizabeth Peele Al Pelkowski Jeff Pemberton Larry Perkins Amber Piester Gerry Place Jane Plummer Scott Poulson Dennis Price Marc Rakowski Jean Rehnke Frances Reichardt Jerry Reichardt Jim Reps James Rider Tim Riggle Jarrett Roberts Terry Roberts Mary Roberts Donna Robinson Nick Robinson Dave Rodgers Rebecca Rothwell

Eric Ruffel Troy Rusniak Mike Salisbury Carolyn Samuels Sid Sanderson Kathy Sarley Mike Sarley Jim Schleuder Sue Schleuder Carole Schumacher Ken Schumacher Brian Schwall Carole Schwall Edward Schwall Yvonne Seaman Dennis Seymour Michael Shay Richard Sides Richard Siegel Lisa Siegel Alice Silver Sally Simpson Julia Siwanowicz

vol u n t e e r Op e n i n g s

Janet Slate Kathy Smith Caroline Smith Nancy Smith Warren Smith Pam Smith Jeff Suntken Penny Swensson Daniel Swomley Ellen Tawson Clayton Taylor Eric Taylor Christopher Tefft Lora Thomas Myles Thrasher Jennifer Tool Holladay Stephen Trolinger Jack Troutman Jere Udell Michael Varley, DDS Jose Vasquez Dawn Vaughn Iris Von Gustedt-Gonda

Gordon Von Stroh Louie Walker Frank Wanken Autumn Wares Christine Wares Monica Wasden Renee Waters Chauncey Wenner Dede Williams Todd Williamson Dr. Darryl Winer Jerry Winkelman Tyler Wise Joanne Witowski Tom Witowski Don Woodland Mike Woodland Bill Woody Sally Wurr Peter Youngwith Craig Ziesman


The HRCA is looking for

Westridge’s Batting Cage has

all interested volunteers to

a new Homerun Target Area.

apply for appointments to

Colored banners provide the

the following committees:

hitter a realistic result of each

Architectural, Backcountry

ball being hit: homerun, triple,

Planning Areas, Development

or double. The Batting Cage

Review, Finance, and Tribunal.

offers five baseball hitting

For more information on these committees and to download the appropriate forms and application go to > General Information > HRCA Leadership > Committees.

stalls ranging in speeds from 30–75 mph, and four softball stalls with two arc pitches and two fast-pitch youth and college softball pitch machines. A new user-friendly hitting complex has two instructional

Please send a letter of interest along with a completed

hitting stations that can be converted to a pitching area. For

application to: HRCA, Recreation Center at Eastridge,

information and reservations, call 720-348-8210. Book a party

9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; fax it

at the Batting Cage or Indoor Turf by calling 720-348-8267.

to 303-791-6705; or email to

Choose from our popular party packages: “Touchdown”, “Triple Play”, or “Surf N’ Turf”.


June 2010


upcoming events s p o t l i gh t o n t h e p l a z a

Join us the first Wednesday of each summer month to enjoy a local performer on the Town Center North Plaza! “The Merkins” will kick-off the fun with a free performance of ‘80’s Rock and Roll music. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, relax, enjoy the music and the view, and support local artists. Additional Spotlight on the Plaza dates are July 7, August 4, and September 1. “The Merkins” • Wednesday, June 2 • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. • Town Center North Plaza (1100 Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive) • Free

classic car show Cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all ages, makes, and models join us again for the 10th year. Enjoy the cars, music, food, and fun this year at the Cherry Hills Community Church southwest parking lot, 3900 Grace Blvd. Admission is free. The cost is $15 to enter a car in advance or $20 the day of the show. Registration forms are available at any HRCA recreation center or visit Saturday, June, 19 • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Cherry Hills Community Church parking lot • Free to the public• $15-$20 to register a car

• Farmers’ Market – Every Sunday through October 31, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Town Center South. Select the freshest in breads, fruits, and vegetables all season long! • Street Market – First Sunday of the month through October 3, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Town Center North. This open-air market features antiques, jewelry, flowers, and much more! • Tune Up Sprint Triathlon and Kids Tri – Saturday, June 5, Westridge. This is a great way to “Tune Up” for your season. Go to for race details. • Culture on the Green – Friday, June 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., FREE. The Colorado Wind Ensemble. Pack a picnic and head on over to the second of four free programs in Civic Green Park. Sorry, no dogs allowed. • Rodeo in the Ranch – Saturday, July 10, 11:00 a.m. & Sunday, July 11, 1:00 p.m. (Grounds open two hours prior to the Rodeo) Experience Colorado’s western heritage with broncs, bulls, and bares – a hometown rodeo at its best! Adults $10, Children $5 in advance.

S u mm e r C o n c e r t Series The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association is proud to bring the Summer Concert Series back to the Ranch! Set outdoors at Highland Heritage Regional Park, this series of eight FREE Thursday night concerts is sure to please music lovers of all ages. Pack a blanket and a picnic dinner and come enjoy great music as the sun sets. June 3 Opie Gone Bad (Funk N’ Roll) June 10 FACE (A Cappella) June 17 The Fables (Beatles Cover) June 24 6 Million Dollar Band (80’s Cover) July 8

The Nacho Men (Rock N’ Roll)

July 15 Buckstein (Country) July 22 Deja Blu (Variety Dance Band) July 29 Black Marvin Band (Pop/Rock) Thursdays, June 3 – July 29 • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Highland Heritage Regional Park • Free • No dogs allowed

Please check the web site for the most current event information and prices.



recreation sports & fitness SNORKEL/SCUBA XPLORE Take an underwater adventure! Two-hour sessions are taught by certified SSI Scuba Instructors in a safe pool environment. For more information, call 303-471-8935 or email

WA S A You t h D odgeball & K i ckball New and just in time for the summer! Looking for something to do this summer? Come out and play in this fun and exciting recreational league for ages 10–14 held Mondays and Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the turf at Westridge. For more information and to register, please visit

A l l Sp o r t s C o n d i t i o n i ng

F alcons S u m m er S por t s C a m p

These speed and agility classes for

variety of traditional sports and other fun “school yard” games at a low price. Falcons

athletes ages 13 and up are every

camps provide a safe and positive athletic environment, emphasizing critical lessons such

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at

This summer camp for ages 7–12 offers the perfect opportunity to explore a wide

as sportsmanship and teamwork. Participants need to bring a snack, lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and swimsuit.

Westridge from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Classes run monthly and will keep athletes from all sports in shape during the summer! For more

L ose t h e Tra i n i ng W h eels The Therapeutic Recreation Program will host the Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp June 28 – July 9 at Westridge. For information and volunteer opportunities, please visit

information call 303-471-7048.

S u m m er V olleyball C a m p This week-long camp for ages 8–13 at Southridge is designed to improve skills while

Simon’s Teens in T r a i n i ng

working on court awareness. Our experienced club and former high school coaching staff will fine tune your game.

Simon’s Boot Camp, just for

N ew Tr i a t h lon C a m p

teens, runs Monday, Wednesday,

Starting June 6, Mile High Multi Sport is merging with the HRCA

and Friday at Westridge from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. For more information, call 303-471-7048.

to bring a new and improved Triathlon Camp along with other programs and clinics. This is perfect for the beginner or for the experienced athlete. The triathlon camps are geared to prepare individuals for our upcoming races as well as for assisting in achieving personal fitness goals. Also, we offer kid’s triathlon camps to prepare for our kid’s triathlons that are in conjunction with the adult races. For more information, call 303-471-7053 or visit


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education youth & adult Sp l i s h Sp l a s h

June has finally arrived and the hot summer sun is beckoning

each month this summer. Monday Madness is another great

your children to the pool. Now is the time to plan their activities

program for your 3-6 year old that will keep them busy, creative,

during the long days ahead! Some of the new programs we offer

and having fun. Don’t forget those theme-for-a-day classes that

this summer for 3-6 year olds include Southridge Summer Splash

give your child a special opportunity to make something for dad

and Splash and Tumble Camps. These great programs can be

in Father’s Day Surprise, found on page 33 of the summer Activity

found on page 35 of your summer Activity Guide. Try enrolling

Guide or try one of our new classes offered at Westridge, like

your child in the Wet and Wonderful programs offered at

Magical Unicorn. Whatever you plan for your child’s summer,

Eastridge and Westridge. These programs are three days a week

make it memorable and fun. For more information, please call

and include crafts, music, art, and of course pool time! If you live


closer to Southridge, try our Terrific Tuesday programs offered

A l l A b o a r d f o r d ay c a m p ! As your child prepares for their

fun and meeting new friends. With trips to a Rockies game for

summer break, consider enrolling

the Southridge Camp, the Denver Zoo for the Eastridge kids and

them in our summer Day Camp

Pirate’s Cove for those attending Westridge, your kids will have

programs. Offered at Southridge

a fun and relaxing summer. Field trip calendars are posted on our

for 3–9 year olds, Eastridge for

web site at Check out what we’ll

5–8 year olds, and Westridge for

be doing and the places we’ll be going. For more information, call

5–12 year olds, these programs


are going to keep your kids having

Lollipop-Looza On June 25, noon – 3:00 p.m. at Westridge, we will be hosting

tank. There will be pool activities, prizes, and more so be sure to

our second annual Lollipop-Looza carnival. Admission is just $5

join us! Food will be available for purchase. This is a great way to

for kids and free for adults. Kids can take their turn on the Bungee

spend a Friday afternoon in the summer. For more information,

Blaster or the Velcro Wall or try to soak their friend at the dunk

call 303-471-8880.

G i v e i t a T ry ! This summer we are offering a variety of classes that will help

programs, see page 24 of the

your child strengthen their fine and gross motor skills. Do they

summer Activity Guide. These

tire easily when writing a letter, or need a little extra help with

classes are designed to strengthen

memorization? Enroll your child in our pre-school handwriting,

your child’s ability to coordinate,

upper-case handwriting, printing, or cursive classes to strengthen

memorize, and continue exercising

their writing skills or try enrolling them in our brand new Brain

their brains during the summer

Gym classes. These classes use 26 movements to help integrate

months. For more information, call

whole brain learning. Does your 3-6 year old like to create big


towers out of boxes? Try enrolling them in the Little Builders

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9568 University Boulevard Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 303-791-2500


facility closures June 5 – Westridge Indoor Pool closed 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. for Tune Up Triathlon June 5, 12,19, 25 – Northridge Outdoor Pools closed 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for HRCA SST Swim Meets

J u ly 4 t h Pa r a d e Show your community pride and showcase your business or organization by entering the parade! For more information, please visit

June|events For event details, see page 5 or visit

community partners

June 2 Spotlight on the Plaza – The Merkins June 3 Summer Concert Series – Opie Gone Bad (Funk N’ Roll) June 5 Tune Up Sprint Triathlon and Kids Tri June 7

Board Working Session* 6:00 p.m.

June 10 Summer Concert Series – FACE (A Cappella) June 11 Culture on the Green – Colorado Wind Ensemble June 15

RAC & Board Meeting* 6:30 p.m. (Recreation Advisory Committee monthly Meeting of Delegates)

June 17 Summer Concert Series – The Fables (Beatles Cover) June 19 Classic Car Show June 24 Summer Concert Series – 6 Million Dollar Band (80’s Cover) June 25 Lollipop-Looza Kids’ Carnival * These meetings are at Eastridge and open to our members.

Highlands Ranch Community Association’s ability to bring cultural events to Highlands Ranch is made possible in part by our Community Partners and the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association (CAA) and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

HRCA News June 2010  

Highlands Ranch Community Association June 2010 newsletter