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Mayor Hancock Statement on Executive Orders Regarding Immigration Mayor Michael B. Hancock released the following statement regarding the Executive Orders on Immigration signed today by the President: “Denver, and cities across the country, have continually looked to and asked for Washington to act on comprehensive immigration reform. Unfortunately, that’s not what we saw today. Instead, communities and families will now be penalized for the Federal Government’s failure to act. The Executive Orders signed today put our economic security as a nation at risk, and I am deeply disappointed. “We are a proud nation of immigrants and Denver’s number one priority is the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone who lives in our city. That is why we will not support taking

unlawful or unconstitutional actions on behalf of our federal law enforcement, while continuing to comply with federal immigration laws. “We have a history of being a city of opportunity for everyone, and we have every intention to maintain our character. This is about what is best for the residents of Denver, and I will remain steadfast in doing everything I can to protect our people – immigrants or not – and protect their rights.”

Colorado Attorneys Condemn Refugee and Muslim Ban Katharine Speer, Chair of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) condemned the Executive Order signed today that would essentially ban Muslims and refugees, an action contrary to American values. The order is a thinly veiled effort to make good on the President’s campaign promise to ban all Muslims from coming to the United States. “These policies will do little to improve national security and will create enormous delays for people coming to the United States,” Ms. Speer said. She continued, “In Colorado and across the nation, these policies will put on the books discrimination based on faith or national origin. We cannot stand idly by and let this happen.

“AILA Colorado urges Senators Bennet and Gardner, as well as our Representatives in Washington, DC, to stand up against these provisions and the negative impact they will have on families, businesses, local communities, and America’s reputation around the world," said Ms. Speer.

Education Groups Respond to Immigration Order A response from Denver education community to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. We stand together—as a school district, educators, students and families—to oppose the actions President Trump has taken through his executive orders today. Immigrant and refugee students, families, educators, and staff are precious members of our Denver school communities and we greatly value them for the contributions they make to our schools and communities. We will do everything in our individual and collective power to protect them from deportation, criminalization, intimidation and harassment. For more information: Will Jones, 720-448-3751 Denver Public Schools, Henry Roman, 303831-0590, Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Erin Parks, 303-458-6545 Padres & Jóvenes Unidos Mike Wetzel, 720-454-5729

DPS Graduation Rates Continue to Climb Denver Public Schools’ board members joined district leaders, students and staff in celebrating increasing graduation rates and declining dropout numbers for the 2015-16 school year, continuing a 10-year trend of improvement in both areas: For the ninth consecutive year, the four-year or on-time graduation rate has steadily increased. In 200607, the four-year graduation rate was 39%, increasing to 67% in 2015-16. For students who started with DPS in ninth-grade, the four-year graduation rate was even higher — at 74%, and the five-year graduation rate for those students is now 82%. Also over the past decade, DPS has cut its dropout rate by nearly two-thirds. In 2005-06, the dropout rate was 11.1%, declining steadily to 4% in 2015-16.

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FYI/Happenings Aurora/I-225 Light Rail Service Opens in February

Denver Union Station Revenues Exceed Projections Revenues from Denver Union Station, the city’s multi-modal transit hub which reopened in 2014, have exceeded projections, allowing the City and County of Denver and RTD to refinance existing federal loans worth $300 million. The city’s loan structure will allow payoff several years ahead of schedule and save $10 million over the life of the loan. RTD’s new bonds will save them $6 million per year. Union Station development has been generating revenues in excess of projections and are currently at levels initially projected to be reached in 2022. In fact, all of the land around the Denver Union Station site is either under construction, completed or in planning stages. “With 100,000 commuters passing through it every day and the incredible economic and residential growth that has occurred around it, Denver Union Station has become one of our city’s greatest success stories,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “As the area continues to outperform growth projections, we are taking steps to ensure that we are saving taxpayer money by aggressively paying off our debt.” The city and RTD will split the $300 million remaining balance into a $197 million city loan with a 12-year term and 3.39% interest rate and RTD issued bonds generating proceeds of $94 million. The city expects to pay its loan off within eight years. At that time, it is projected that $31 million of annual tax revenue will proportionally return to the city, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Union Station Metro Districts. Dave Genova, RTD General Manager and CEO said, “As the title holder to Denver Union Station, RTD is grateful

to be a member of such an innovative partnership. This refinancing proves yet again that our partnership has created an excellent caretaker of the public’s finances that are behind the amazing redevelopment of the facility and the surrounding area.” For moreinformation emal Courtney. Law@DenverGov.org

CDOT I70 Reconstruction Plan in North Denver Approved Hello Denver community! Today we received news that the Federal Highway Administration has approved CDOT’s plans for reconstruction of Central 70 – the span of I-70 between I-25 and I-225. This is a milestone for the Denver community as it essentially clears the way for CDOT to make good on commitments to our residents that we have worked so hard to achieve. Planning for this project has been ongoing for 14 years now. With today’s announcement, construction is set to begin in 2018. Denver has been at the table with CDOT in two primary capacities: To do everything we can to alleviate the impacts of the reconstruction of this obsolete 50-year-old bridge. To take advantage of CDOT’s decision to lower the highway to create meaningful opportunities for our residents. CDOT’s collaboration with Denver’s neighborhoods on the reconstruction of Central 70 has placed an exclamation point on our residents’ priorities and created phenomenal plans for our communities that are now set to become a reality.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) announced that the R Line will open for service on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, bringing light rail through the heart of Aurora. The new light rail Aurora Line/I-225 extends service from the existing Nine Mile Station north 10.5-miles to Peoria Station connecting to the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport. The full R Line service will travel 22 miles from the Lincoln Station to the Peoria Station. This project also extends RTD’s current H Line from Nine Mile to the new Florida Station. It will be the fourth transit line RTD will open within the last fourteen months. www.rtd-fastracks.com/i225_1

Increased Transit Access for Downtown Workers The Downtown Denver Partnership released its annual commuter survey highlighting how Downtown Denver’s nearly 124,000 employees commute to work as part of the organization’s commitment to create a robust and visionary mobility network in Downtown Denver that enhances transportation options for all users, connects to surrounding center city neighborhoods and strengthens economic develop-

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FYI/Happenings DRCOG Approves Update to Denver Vision Plan

CRT Hotline For LGBTQ Communities Expanded

On Jan. 18, the Denver Regional Council of Governments board of directors unanimously approved an update to Metro Vision, the region’s long-range plan to enhance and protect the area’s quality of life. Board directors represent 55 communities throughout the metro area, and this action marks the first major update to the region’s plan since 2011. Originally adopted in 1997, the plan is periodically updated to reflect the most current challenges and opportunities. Metro Vision outlines the region’s view of its future through 2040. The update approved last week focuses on transportation; development patterns; the environment; healthy, inclusive and livable communities; and economic vitality. The update identifies shared aspirational outcomes and, among other priorities, identifies specific targets for reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality, locating housing and employment near transit, and increasing protected open space. “Metro Vision is one of the most important projects we do at DRCOG,” said Elise Jones, Boulder County commissioner and chair of the DRCOG board. “The municipalities and counties in the metro area came together to craft and unanimously adopt a collaborative vision for the region's future. It took us several years but we did good work and, most importantly, we did it toge To view the plan, visit drcog.org/ metrovision.

In beginning of 2017, SOL/BSeedz began our annual training series to bring in additional members to support in expanding our hotline to take reports and offer more resources to our community members most urgent needs. SOL & BSEEDZ envision a Colorado where LGBTQ communities take responsibility for each other's safety, healing and justice when we experience violence. Towards that vision, we are expanding our Hotline Advocate Team to become a COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM that responds more holistically to the needs of LGBTQ survivors of violence - including intimate partner violence, police violence, discrimination, hate violence, suicide and other ways our community is targeted. The COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM will take calls on our 24-hour hotline and respond to other incidents and survivors who reach out to us. Team members will offer survivors support, connection, resources and organizing work For more information link to Hiring Page of our website: http://coavp. org/content/solbseedz-hiring

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people to go forward with dignity and pride. Diversity workshops and lectures are offered on a regular basis. For more info call 303 294-0597, or www. StilesHeritageCenter.org Blair Caldwell Library 2401 Welton Street The Blair Caldwell African American Research Library offers traditional library resources, educational and archival materials, and hosts illuminating exhibits on the history, art, music, religion, and politics of African Americans in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain West. The Five Points neighborhood is highlighted as are Denver’s earliest African American arrivals. The library is also the home of the African American Leadership Gallery featuring the often unsyng heroes of the city’s black community. For more info call 720 865-2401, or www. aarl.denverlibrary.org

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City and Target Announce Store on 16th Street Mall

B-Cycle Trips Significantly Reduced Car Use in 2016

The city’s Office of Economic Development and Target Corp. officials are in discussion to open a Target urban store located on the 16th Street Mall. Target will open a 28,000 square foot urban store on the southeast corner of California Street utilizing the vacant second and third floors of the California Mall building. The proposed “flexible format” store would be considerably smaller than existing Target general merchandise stores in the city – most of them are greater than 100,000 square feet. This format is specifically designed for dense urban locations like downtown Denver.

Denver B-cycle today reported a record 47 percent of all B-cycle rides in 2016 replaced car trips, according to data from its annual user survey. The high-water mark continues a strong trend in the use of B-cycle as a replacement for car use. The 2016 results are up from 46 percent in 2015, 42 percent in 2014, 42 percent in 2013 and 35 percent in 2012. “The B-cycle system is perfectly suited to replace those short trips by car in the core city. Using the system provides exercise, reduces pollution and saves users money on parking and gasoline, too,” said Denver B-cycle executive director Nick Bohnenkamp. “We are very pleased to see that the system is increasingly used as an alternative to car use. We continue to improve our management so there’s always a reliable bike when you need one—and an empty slot to park it when you’re done.” The survey also showed a surge in the percentage of long-term users of the millennial age group (those born between 1981 and 1999). In fact, long-

Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, states that there is a comprehensive retail strategy in the 20-year plan for downtown Denver, and that strategy includes bringing retail to the mall and, particularly, the importance of attracting new retail at 16th and California. The store here would be a catalyst for both the recently renovated California Mall building and this central mall block filling an important retail gap for downtown residents. In spite of being slow to revitalize, this block has traditionally been one of the busiest on the mall since its opening.

term Denver B-Cycle user in this age group has continued to climb for the past five years. In 2011, 27 percent of long-term users were millennials. That number had climbed to 41 percent in 2015 and surged to 48 percent last year. There was a slight drop in millennial use among short-term users. Still, 51 percent of all short term users were in the millennial age group. The survey was administered and results were compiled by Andy Duvall, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado at Denver. Duvall has been collecting user data since the Denver B-cycle system launched in 2010. https://denver.bcycle.com/

High Line Canal Planning for 2017

Crisp walks on the High Line Canal this winter have invigorated us. 2017 is a year to continue efforts to protect the Canal as it transitions from a water delivery utility to the recreational amenity that we all know and love. The Conservancy plans to do this with a few exciting next steps: (1) Celebrate your communitywritten High Line Canal Vision. We have spoken together, as one community, to loudly state: To achieve this incredible Vision will take many years of hard work, cooperation and creativity. It is a journey that will shape an extraordinary new legacy for the region—one that will inspire, connect and nurture generations to come.

On January 21, 2017 over 100,000 people participated in the Women's March on Denver. This was truly phenomenal and peaceful event that has solidified the desire to move forward and continue to impact positive social change. More info at www.marchoncolorado.org/ (2) Initiate the next phase of planning including wayfinding and signage and a comprehensive master planning effort. (3) Offer programs, including walks, bike rides and stewardship opportunities, along with our local partners to make it easier for you to experience all the Canal has to offer. Central to all of these initiatives moving forward is your voice, which will continue to be welcomed and heard. For more information , (720) 7672452, www.highlinecanal.org

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Estimates from Target are that the store could employ 50-60 employees and would bring in $300,000 to $400,000 in sales and use tax revenue to the city annually. The city will be asked to consider an incentive package for the store equaling either $4 million over a twenty-year time frame or 50 percent of the sales and use tax collected for the space – to be determined by whichever is the lower amount. Target would lease the space that is controlled by Gart Properties, owners of the Pavilions retail complex also on the mall. Sixteen Cal, LLC is an entity registered to the Gart family finalizing a lease for the space. Details of the plan for the project are to be presented to the city’s Business, Arts, Workforce and Aeronautical Services Committee on February 15th.

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Wining & Dining STK Denver Unveils "Office Hours"

Feb 24 - March 5, 2017 Bring your appetite! It’s time for the 13th annual Denver Restaurant Week, presented by Lexus. From Feb. 24 to March 5, hundreds of Denver's top restaurants will offer multi-course dinners for one of three tasty new prices - $25, $35 or $45. http://www.denver.org/denver-restaurant-week/ đ&#x;‡ş

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AAA Colorado today announced that four Colorado hotels and one restaurant have been awarded AAA's annual Five Diamond Rating. With winners representing just 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA approved and Diamond-rated establishments, a Five Diamond rating stands as one of the most coveted, well-known, and respected distinctions in global travel. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has kept its Five Diamond Rating for the 41st consecutive year. First awarded when AAA introduced its Diamond Rating system in 1976, it is the only hotel in the world to have maintained its rating through today. The Penrose Room at the Broadmoor remains Colorado's only Five Diamond restaurant. The Little Nell in Aspen has received a Five Diamond Rating for 26 consecutive years. In Denver, The Ritz Carlton, Denver has been a Five Diamond Ratedhotel for seven consecutive years, while the Four Seasons Hotel has held the distinction for three consecutive years. "Colorado has always boasted some of the nation's most luxurious, sophisticated, and comfortable accommodations," said AAA President and CEO Linda Cavanaugh. More info at: http://www.colorado.aaa.com/

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Arts LoDown Robischon Gallery Exhibits Contemporary Abstraction Robischon Gallery is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of contemporary abstraction by New York painters, Stephen Westfall, Deborah Zlotsky, Jason Karolak and Don Voisine, alongside Colorado artists, Kate Petley and Wendi Harford, as well as Texas-based, Marcelyn McNeil and Rhode Island’s Lloyd Martin. Featuring a range of large to small-scale paintings and works on paper, the extensive exhibition includes a vivid fifty-foot, geometric wall painting entitled Canterbury by Stephen Westfall and a visually-animated, chalk drawing installation, Body politic, by Deborah Zlotsky. Each of the eight artists on view reveal a distinctive approach toward abstraction through their primary and respective means of dynamic color and linear systems, spatial relationships and illusion, and

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Vantage Point Show at Space Gallery The work featured in Vantage Point comes from the overlapping reality of two artists working in Colorado's Front Range and Eastern plains stretching into Nebraska. You might be thinking of bucolic farms or Denver skyline stock photos. Don't. Artists Tony Ellis and Paul Brokering are out to reawaken our experience of the commonplace with a visually powerful response to the question: What makes a photograph fine art? Setting the stage for Denver's Month of Photography, Vantage Point will compel you to decide for yourself. FEATURING WORK BY TONY ELLIS, PAUL BROKERING with a juried exhibition of the work of artma artists, MADELEINE

DODGE, PAT ISAACS, JOHN MATLACK, on the mezzanine. Exhibition runs: February 17th March 25th, 2017 Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Co 80204, www.spacegallery.org

SYNC Gallery Call for Photography Exhibition Accepting submissions for photo based work 2D and 3D Exhibition Overview: SYNC Gallery is now accepting submissions for ReMix an exhibition of alternative process photography and photo-based work. ReMix is part of Denver's Month of Photography 2017, a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative events throughout Denver and internationally. We are joining numerous museums, galleries and schools to create exciting artistic and educational events. SYNC Gallery is located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe which is known for its vibrant art scene. SYNC Gallery is seeking original work for ReMix, a juried photographic exhibition exploring alternative approaches for resolving the balance between process & materials along with imagery and content. This exhibit will celebrate alternative printing processes. Show us how you mix it up Deadline: February 19, 2017. More information www.callforentry.org or http://www.mopdenver.com

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Su Teatro will present MÁS, a true story about the Tucson Unified School District’s decision to end its Mexican American Studies program and the community’s battle to hold onto their history, identity and humanity. Written by Milta Ortiz and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, the play will run Thursdays through Saturdays from March 9-26, 2017. Performances will start at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance Sunday March 26th. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling (303) 296-0219, or at www.suteatro.org.

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Arts LoDown within families and communities, who are too often complicit in abductions rather than active agents for effecting solutions. Personalismo – the values of respect, honor and courtesy underlie this exhibit which seeks to raise public awareness and to simultaneously stimulate dialogue and healing for affected families. The artist featured in this exhibit are; Tony Diego, Izzy and Paloma Lozano, Josiah Lopez, Christine O’Dea, Alicia Cardenas, Justin Maes, Azul and Sheila Olsen, Siri Martinez More information Call CHAC 303.571.0440

Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium Sammy Seung-min Lee: Joomchi: The Art of Paper Felting Anew Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12-1pm Denver Art Museum To artist Sammy Seung-min Lee, balancing two modes of art making-book binding and joomchi, a traditional Korean technique of beating papers to create collages--mimics the symmetry of life. Through the materiality of paper, discover stories embedded within its subtle, often unnoticed details. Join us for an exploration of the joomchi side of Ms. Lee's art. For information go to Blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720.913.0130 or www.asianartassociation.org/

DAM Asian Art Lecture Series Dr. Jeffrey Durham: Time Travel by Thangka: Tibetan Treasures of the Asian Art Museum February 15, Wednesday, 12-1pm Denver Art Museum North Building, Lower Level Dr. Peter D. Sharrock: The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia March 7, Tuesday, 6:30-7:30pm, reception to follow

do’s new venture represents a fresh way to experience opera. Michael Bock, Chairman of the Board; Greg Carpenter, General Director and Ari Pelto, Music Director announced this new direction for Opera Colorado born out of the company’s commitment to serve the Denver Metro by bringing innovated opera programming to new audiences. There will be something for everyone – new productions, concerts in unexpected places, discussions, opportunities to get a behind the scenes look at the opera world. www.operacolorado.org

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Space Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

New Direction for Opera Colorado Eight operatic happenings, six venues across the city, one new chamber opera taking the country by storm! Scene Change, Opera Colora-

RiNo Art District Happenings

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These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.

The RiNo Art District and internationally renowned mural artist Kelsey Montague partnered to utilize street art to encourage people to reflect on their similarities, instead of their differences. Montague, a Denver native, encourages viewers to engage in an interactive dialogue about unity and the shared human experience. The mural entitled #WhatUnitesUs is located on the corner of Larimer and 26th Street. More info www.RiNoArtDistrict.org

Purchase tickets on line at http:// tickets.denverartmuseum.org/

RiNo Art District Pushes City for Dedicated, Affordable Creative Space RiNo Art District's latest push in ongoing efforts to preserve "Where Art is Made" involves fighting to keep our plans in place for the RiNo Park Buildings as Dedicated, Affordable Creative Space (See District letter to the Mayor on our website) Learn more about our Artist Initiatives online (click on Artist Opportunities in the Art Section), and stop by the District office and see the latest commissioned work on the wall by: @tukeone and @lindzshot Also online, see more RiNo News/Stories including RiNos @ Large which features RiNo Member Artists' events happening outside the neighborhood (another great membership benefit).

February News and Events Featured: Witnessed @ Dateline Gallery In honor of Black History month, DATELINE will be hosting Witnessed, an installation by LionelBravo Bumbakini which reflects on racial relations in America today. The installation will consist of a mock crime scene, in which life-sized papier maché figures play out a scene all too familiar in today’s society.

Featured: Helikon Gallery This month Helikon Gallery is featuring The Lonely Crowd and Inner Visions, guest curated by Abend Gallery, along with Ryan Morse's Shop Showcase. There are many other events happening in RiNo this month from Mile High Beer Fest @ Black Shirt Brewing Co to Feral Factory's four-month exhibition kickoff—check out all of them on our new Events Calendar! See what else is on offer this month in RiNo online including Happy Hour Mat with MANNA Pilates and Ratio Beerworks, free Community Art Classes for Veterans at RedLine and the continuation of RiNo Nights at The Preservery! Classes/Special Offers Calendar

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Health is Wealth Congresswoman Diana DeGette receives ADA Leadership Award The American Diabetes Association Colorado is pleased to award Congresswoman Diana DeGette the ACT Advocacy Award for her significant and ongoing commitment to supporting the Association’s activities to affect public policy, benefit people with diabetes and protect the rights and livelihoods of those with diabetes. Rep. DeGette was honored at the Association’s Annual Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 26, along with a select group of individuals and organizations who have personally furthered the mission of the Association through their outstanding dedication and service. “Congresswoman Diana Degette has a long legacy of providing support and commitment to the diabetes community,” said Christine Fallabel, MPH, Director – State Advocacy and Government Affairs for the Association.“Her efforts to expand research funding and to protect the rights and lives of those living with diabetes are unparalleled.Her support is invaluable to the Association’s efforts advocating for the nearly 116 million Americans living with diabetes and prediabetes, and we are truly honored to present Congresswoman Diana Degette with the ACT Advocacy Award.” Congresswoman Degette is serving her tenth term in Congress as Representative for the First District of Colorado. As a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, she is a leading voice in health care and diabetes advocacy. For more information: www.diabetes.org/colorado. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@ AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@ AmDiabetesAssn)

House Passes Resolution Supporting Reproductive Healthcare From bills to deny healthcare coverage for abortion to attempts to take away benefits for contraception to the sham laws designed to close clinics, we are constantly facing attacks on the ability and the right to access reproductive healthcare, but today we celebrate. We are thrilled that the Colorado House of Representatives passed a

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sweeping resolution affirming that we should all be able to get the care we need without judgment or barriers. The Ensuring Access to Reproductive Healthcare resolution builds on a strong legacy of ensuring and expanding access to healthcare by pushing back on the politically motivated restrictions we see advanced every year. We are grateful to Representatives Leslie Herod and Joe Salazar for their leadership and for the incredible outpouring of support and solidarity among the many partners and activists who stood with us to advance the resolution. There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that we all have the right to decide when we are ready to parent, the right to have a child and ability to have a healthy pregnancy, and the right to parent our children with safety and dignity. There is work to be done, but today we celebrate! www.colorlatina.org info@colorlatina.org | 303.393.0382

Milk Bank Dispenses Record Amount of Donated Human Milk Mothers’ Milk Bank (MMB), a Colorado-based program benefitting women and babies nationwide, screened, pasteurized and dispensed nearly 800,000 ounces of donated human milk to hospital neo-natal intensive care units and babies in need in 2016. This is nearly 150,000 more ounces more than MMB, North America’s largest nonprofit milk bank, dispensed in the previous year. In December 2016, The American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first policy statement on donor human milk which outlined several guidelines regarding usage and safety and advised that human milk should not be purchased over the internet or shared between friends but rather obtained from milk banks (such as MMB and other nonprofit banks) that adhere to the strict processing and pasteurization guidelines of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) or other established commercial milk banks.

2017 Denver Heart Ball Saturday, March 11, 2017 The Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202 A Celebration of creating and sharing. Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. Last year, our Heart Ball campaign raised just over $71 million nation-wide allowing us to fund life-saving research and prevention programs in our community and across the country. Some of the incredible things our Denver Office does each year with funds raised through the Heart Ball include: • Investing $9.5 million in cardiovascular research in Colorado • Working with all local hospitals to strengthen patient care standards • Enlisting 100+ healthcare & EMS volunteers to speed care for heart attack patients • Providing school programming for nearly 250,000 local children • Providing 40,000 materials to teach CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care

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at All Star Luncheon with Joan Lunden Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Marriott City Center | 1701 California St. | Denver, CO

More than 9,000,000 ounces of milk are needed annually to meet the needs of preterm infants across the United States. MMB processes nearly 25,000 ounces of milk every week, serving babies in more than 120 hospitals across 24 states. MMB welcomes donor milk from women throughout Colorado and most of the United States.

For children living in poverty, things like hunger, unstable living conditions, and moving from school to school are all stress factors that can negatively impact the developing brain.

Women interested in donating milk may fill out the donor screening form on MMB’s website at www.milkbankcolorado.org or call 303.869.1888

That's why we offer on-site mental health support for our Learning Center children, and work with partner organizations to provide therapy and counseling for our families.

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At our All Star Luncheon on February 22, we’re launching a new initiative focused on well-being, including expanding and improving our mental health supports for our parents and children. With proper support and nurturing care, children can learn to cope with the effects of past traumas.

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Animal Matters ASPCA Looking for Members In case you missed it, here's the short version: We are determined to have an incredible impact on the lives of abused, abandoned and neglected animals in 2017, but we simply cannot do that without your support. We've set our sights on 1,500 new members, and now we are less than 100 away from that goal. Will you be one of one hundred today? Read our full message below—or if you're ready to take action for America's animals, join us now. It will mean so much to so many. We, and the animals we serve, are so grateful for your support.. Donate online https://secure.aspca.org/ or call us at 1-800-628-0028

Become a member of MaxFund Today Do you know that in less than 3 minutes you can give a cat or dog a second leash on life? February is MaxFund’s Annual Membership Drive month. If you are a member, we don’t want to lose you. If you aren’t a member yet, then we want you to become one. Your support helps in our huge undertaking of providing medical, shelter and adoption services for our

many cats and dogs. e level of care given to each animal we take in sets MaxFund apart from other shelters and is a source of great pride. Each animal is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and heartworm tested. Any health care issues, simple or complex are addressed. Imagine the veterinary bills for these animals, many whom were neglected, injured or sick upon entering our care. It’s no surprise that medical costs comprise such a large portion of our expenses. 2016 was a banner year...MaxFund found forever homes for 1360 cats and dogs.. MaxFund’s Mobile Outreach Program provided 984 spay/neutering services in its efforts to reduce pet overpopulation. MaxFund provided 1343 spay/neutering services for its

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shelter animals. MaxFund provided spay/neutering services for 992 dogs and cats through our low cost veterinary clinic. MaxFund provided medical care for over 4166 private pets at low cost veterinary clinic. It is MaxFund’s mission to give a happy ending to each animal that comes through our doors. Because our adoption fees do not cover the costs of readying our cats and dogs for their forever homes, we rely on the generosity of donors to help bridge the gap. Your membership dollars help fill that gap. We're open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-5pm. Sundays, 12pm-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. Go to https://www.maxfund.org or call the shelter at 720-266-6081 to have your donation processed.

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The Reality of Denver’s Values By Steve Blank, Managing Broker Liv Sotheby’s International Realty in Writer Square

“Are Metro Denver Home Prices Overvalued?”; “Is It A Bubble?”, are questions that surface when there is a good real estate market. Whether we experience a good, or a challenging market, people (usually prompted by headlines) have a tendency to fear extreme scenarios that rarely enter reality. Our nation, and many cities including Denver, are solidly positioned for economic growth. Job losses, out-migration, and overbuilding are among ingredients that trigger bubbles. A geographic area is clearly not “overvalued” if the demand is strong and people are consistently willing to pay the prices. Denver continues to be, and is projected to be at the forefront of economic progress. As long as in-immigration and employment remain strong in Colorado, and residential development is slow to catch up, Denver will remain in an inventory crunch with prices likely to keep rising above any inflation

numbers. Resource-dependent states like Wyoming, North Dakota and Alaska may carry greater economic volatility. The unemployment rate, nationally, is hanging at about 4.7%, and according to the Urban Land Institute, the expectation is to see the lower 4’s in the not too distant future, while Colorado remains in the mid 3% range. As Colorado grows we are seeing the new apartment construction being absorbed (24,000 units since 2015), and even reaching a slight oversupply. But single family and new condo construction has failed to keep pace. Colorado is growing at twice the pace of the country. Last year there were over 11,000 home starts across Metro-Denver, but that still remains below the over 20,000 homes built in 2005. Our largest obstacles remain in finding building lots and enough construction workers. Across the nation homes remain on the market 62 days before going under contract, however, Denver tied for the fastest taking only 36 days. The sales year started strong nationally, but listing inventories were down 11% compared to a year ago. Out of the Top 10 Markets in January, eight were located in California, other than Dallas and Denver. The Denver Real Estate Market started improving

in 2012 as the recession was Historically Denver’s invenUNITING tory average is a 4extraordinary month supply. ending. It quickly became a properties The all-time low was in 12/16 at seller’s market by 2013. Each WITH came in 1 month and the high year since 2012 our market has extraordinary 2/08 with an 8.1 month supply lives started its prime sales cycle of available homes. by February 1st and does not slow up until June. For the past CONSIDERED ONE OF DENVER'S TOP PRODUCERS, FEW KNOW DOWNTOWN DENVER REAL ESTATE a few Take-Aways might five years, Denver values have PEOPLEAnd BETTER THAN DENA PASTORINI. be: increased 9.5% - 11.0% annuAs a long time resident of Riverfront Park, Dena serves as a • In most price ranges, if a ally, with the high majority ofbroker at LIV Sotheby's International Realty, working with Sellers and Buyers all of central Denver. home is onthroughout the market more that appreciation happening than 3 weeks or has 12 showduring that Prime Sales cycle.720.233.9096 • dena.pastorini@sothebysrealty.com ings – a price reduction is a consideration. Even in this market, Below are some recent not every house sells. interesting stats courtesy of RE • Move-up buyers may have Colorado, that provide insight a great opportunity to sell high into our seven county Denver and face less competition at market: higher price points. • The average sold price1590 ofLittle Raven #507 1401 Wewatta Street #PH4 •Street The “wait and 4 Beds • 5 Baths • 4,071 SF • $3,250,000 2 Beds •see” 3 Baths •buyer 2,678 SF • $2,000,000 a detached single family home may want to reconsider their was $445,635 with almost 40% time frame as interest rates and of new listings going under conprices are headed north. tract within a week of entering the market. What’s in YOUR Real Estate • Most price ranges see 1590 Little Raven Street #302 1720 Wynkoop Street #212 Portfolio?? homes receiving an average3 Beds of • 3 Baths • 2,484 SF • $1,400,000 2 Beds • 2 Baths • 2,456 SF • $1,189,000 96.3% of the list price (luxury Below are the 2016 vs. 2017 homes over $1 million) to 99.7% stats for the urban neighborhood of list in the lower price range. areas below. Due to less avail• Currently there is a 1.3 able homes, the number of sales month supply of homes availis down slightly 2210 (4%), 1022 Pearl Street #101 Blakehowever, Street #402 able as follows: 3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,771 SF • $950,000 2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,793 SF • $869,000 prices and area price per sq ft fig- 200K – 400K has a 0.4 mo. ures are higher. Let’s enjoy our supply healthy market. - 400K – 600K has a 1.5 mo. supply Contact Steve Blank, - 600K – 1 million is 3.3 to Managing Broker at 1590 Little Raven Street #904 1143 Auraria Street #204 4.8 mo. supply 1 Bed • 2 Baths • 1,260 SF • $650,000 1 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,046 SF • $350,000 303-520-5558 - Over $1 million can range up to an 8 mo. supply depending on price

Sold Price Analysis for Years January 2016 vs January 2017 Sold data gathered per MLS RES and COND databases

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# of sales

avg price

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$470,986 $488,388 +4%

$354 $372 +5%

99 62 -37%

96% 97% +1%

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Hilton Garden Inn near Union Station Construction on a Hilton Garden Inn near Denver Union Station will begin this week, adding another 233 hotel rooms to the already busy area. Developer Focus Property Group obtained a $69 million construction loan in order to build the 12-story, approximately $80 million structure. CBRE Group Inc.'s hotels division arranged the financing. The hotel will be located at 20th Street and Chestnut Place. It will incorporate the historic Denver Hose House, the city's oldest remaining firehouse. The building will be restored and used as the hotel's restaurant. Focus Property Group also developed Enterprise, a co-working space in the River North area, as well as the GreenBox Self Storage brand. Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station will also include 6,300 square feet of ballroom and meeting space and 164 underground parking spaces. Georgia-based Davidson Hotels & Resorts will manage the hotel. Denver architecture firm Johnson Nathan Strohe designed the property. “This project was designed to capture the essence of Denver’s rich history while celebrating a new era of economic development,” said Tobias Strohe, partner at Johnson Nathan Strohe. The area surrounding Union Station has seen a continuous stream of new development in recent years, including new hotels, most of which are smaller boutique concepts, More info: http://focuspropertygroup.net/

Home Prices on Rise in Sloan's Lake District According to data derived from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the average sales price of a home in the Sloans Lake District has increased by 71 percent since 2011, with the average sales price jumping from $317,304 to $542,974. This bodes well for developers in the area, and one prime example is the new Perry Row at Sloans (new row homes located at 16th and Perry Street near Sloan’s Lake), which has nearly sold out its first two phases, and is now launching sales for its third phase. “We have seen steady demand for the row homes at Perry Row, with 23 homes already sold, totaling more than $13 million in gross sales,” said Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties. “Sloan’s

Lake is one of the best places to live in Denver, and Perry Row is meeting the demand of people who are looking to own a residence, rather than remain in their existing house, buy an expensive condo, or rent a high-priced rental apartment. Perry Row at Sloans offers ownership into a manicured, highly walkable, new neighborhood, just one block to the park and three blocks to light rail.” Perry Row is located in the Sloans district (a LEED certified district, for its sustainability practices and attributes), at the former St. Anthony Hospital site, and are listed exclusively by Deviree Vallejo and Liz Richards of Kentwood City Properties. These are the only townhomes currently for sale in the new district. Base prices range from the mid $400,000s to over $800,000, with floorplans ranging in size from approximately 1,400 to 2,200 finished square feet. Designed by Sprocket Design-Build, the residences will feature two car garages, rooftop decks and a Brownstonestyle architecture. Owners will enjoy large open concept floor plans along with designer quality finishes and appliances. New retail venues slated for the new Sloans district include Highland Tap and Burger, Starbucks, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and numerous other restaurants to come. The developers are attracting local restaurateurs and chefs to the venue that can meet the high demand in the Sloans Lake neighborhood. The 19-acre site will be a masterplanned community located just 10 minutes west of downtown Denver and one mile from I-25. Perry Row is one block south of Sloan’s Lake Park, featuring a three mile jogging trail, the city’s largest lake with a marina and water sport activities, and plentiful open space. The Perry Row site is five blocks north of the Perry Street Light Rail Station, which is a short ride to Union Station, and will provide easy access to DIA next month. Perry Row at Sloans is well suited for both empty nesters and young professionals. The emerging Sloans district is close to the Highlands neighborhood without the urban hassle. Residents will enjoy views of Sloans Lake, the Rocky Mountains, and downtown Denver. The neighborhoods around Sloans are experiencing a significant transformation with new homes, boutiques and restaurants in Highlands, Edgewater, and Jefferson Park. More information on the Sloans district is available online at www. sloansdenver.com. To learn more about Perry Row at Sloans please visit www.perryrowatsloans.com and contact Deviree Vallejo and Liz Richards at 303-931-0097 or info@perryrowatsloans.com

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NEW PRICE

SALE PENDING

1590 Little Raven Street #507

1401 Wewatta Street #PH4

4 Beds • 5 Baths • 4,071 SF • $3,250,000

2 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,678 SF • $2,000,000

1401 Wewatta Street #PH4

1590 Little Raven Street #302

2 Beds + Study • 3 Baths • 2,678 SF • $1,895,000

3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,484 SF • $1,325,000

COMING SOON

NEW PRICE

1590 Little Raven Street #302

1720 Wynkoop Street #212

3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,484 SF • $1,400,000

2 Beds • 2 Baths • 2,456 SF • $1,189,000

1891 Curtis Street #1507

1590 Little Raven Street #303

2 Beds • 2.5 Baths • 2,213 SF • $891,000

2 Beds + Study • 3 Baths • 2,124 SF • $850,000

SALE PENDING

1022 Pearl Street #101

2210 Blake Street #402

3 Beds • 3 Baths • 2,771 SF • $950,000

2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,793 SF • $869,000

1501 Wazee Street #3D

1700 Bassett Street #1016

2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,562 SF • $799,000

2 Beds • 2 Baths • 1,301 SF • $625,000 COMING SOON

SALE PENDING

15902100 Little Raven Street #904 16th Street #303

1143 Auraria Street #204

1590 Little Raven Street 1 Bed 1 Bath • 1,046 SF • $350,000 1 Bed • 1•Bath • 900 SF • $460,000

1 Bed2•Beds 2 Baths • 1,260 SFSF • $650,000 • 2 Baths • 1,252 • $520,000

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Real Estate Erin Rule Welcomes New Broker Associates at Kentwood City Properties Erin Rule, an accomplished real estate professional, has announced the addition of three new Broker Associates to her top producing Rule Properties team at Kentwood City Properties in Denver. Alli Hundley, Carol Moerman, and Megan Davis are now serving the diverse real estate needs of home buyers and sellers throughout metro Denver’s most desirable and historic neighborhoods, in addition to surrounding suburban communities. Erin Rule, lead broker of Rule Properties, has been a top producing Realtor at Kentwood City Properties since 2007. Rule is a consistent recipient of DMAR’s prestigious award for sales production and has garnered 5280 Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Professional Award recognizing superior customer service and client satisfaction on multiple occasions. For more information on Rule Properties, contact 303-324-1703, email erin@ruleproperties.co The final tower for Union Denver is nearling completion, located at the corner of 17th Street and Wewatta.

Third Union Denver Tower Topping Out Holland Partner Group (Holland) and NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) are pleased to announce the topping out of the third and final tower for Union Denver, a LEED Gold 580 unit mixed-use community. Located at the corner of 17th Street and Wewatta in downtown Denver adjacent to Denver’s Historic Union Station, the final crane is being removed from the project site later this month. Union Denver will also be home to Whole Foods Market’s new 56,000 square foot flagship Denver store. “As with any Holland project, we strive to provide high quality services, memorable touch-points, and amenities for the residents and the surrounding community,” said Reed Ruck, Managing Director of Development for Holland. “The addition of Whole Foods Market to the development improves the quality of life downtown. We’re excited by Whole Foods’ commitment to build a unique store that mirrors our commitment to build a comfortable environment for those seeking the urban lifestyle. The topping-out of the third tower is yet another important milestone towards the successful completion of this environmentally conscious mixed-use community in the heart of Denver.” The building will open up to residents in three phases. The first phase opens up in May 2017 and is cur-

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rently pre-leasing at Uniondenver. com. The second phase coming later this summer, and the third one early next year. Union Denver is comprised of approximately 67,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, one level of underground parking, and two full levels of above-grade parking. Sitting on top of the retail/parking will stand three 10-story towers containing approximately 580 residential units (including 80 penthouse units with upgraded finishes and unique floorplans). The three towers will be connected by a central amenity building, surrounded by three separate outdoor recreation and living areas. This apartment community will offer a unique living experience not found anywhere else in Denver. If you work from home, you could essentially live your life without even leaving the building for days on end. The 20,000 square foot amenity building will feature a 6,000 square foot upscale fitness facility, unique commissioned art from local artists, kitchen and lounge area, game room, theater room, and several conference rooms for resident use. The outdoor amenity spaces will offer a resort style swimming pool, multiple spas, outdoor kitchens and grilling areas, as well as private outdoor living areas with fireplaces and fire pits. All this, plus the convenience of a Whole Foods Market on the ground floor, will allow Union Denver to offer the ultimate urban living experience. For more informaion got to www.Uniondenver.com

HUNI And Kentwood Secure Grant For North High School Kentwood Real Estate’s Roy Lopez, in conjunction with Jon Mattei, Directors with the Highlands United Neighbors, Inc. (HUNI) organization and its Educational Committee, recently obtained a classroom grant from The Salazar Family Foundation. The Salazar Family Foundation, founded in 1999 by Rob and Lola Salazar, has an established mission to encourage Denver-area students to achieve their educational goals. In partnership with HUNI, Denver North High School and the North High School Alumni Association, the Salazar Family Foundation has provided additional educational opportunities through a significant financial commitment for the benefit of North High School. The 2016 North High School Salazar Foundation Grant is focused in the areas of the Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Special Education, Music/Art, Physical Education and World Languages Departments For more information on the Salazar Family Foundation, visit www.salazarfamilyfoundation.org, and additional details on HUNI, visit www.denverhighland.org

Kentwood Realty January 2017 Sales Kentwood’s latest report shows that luxury single-family home sales increased 3.6 percent in January compared to the same period in 2016 with 57 closed sales, while luxury condo sales decreased 16.7 percent compared to the same period last year. Average Sales Price for Luxury Residences in January Increased 1.6 Percent to $1,675,839 While Average Sales Price for Luxury Condos Decreased 10.8 Percent to $1,499,000 The average sales price for singlefamily luxury homes increased 1.6 percent in January to $1,675,839. Average days on the market increased 23 percent to 124. Highest sold price was $5,400,000. There are a total of 573 active residential listings. Luxury condominium sales in January averaged 201 days on the market, which was a 443.2 percent increase over January 2016. The highest sold price was $1,850,000. There was 42 active luxury condominium listings. Closed sales year over year decreased 16.7 percent, while the average sales price year over year decreased 10.8 percent to $1,499,000. Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood Real Estate DTC, Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek, and Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver. For more information, visit Kentwood Real Estate online at www.DenverRealEstate.com.

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