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Greenwood Village

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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON

reports

MENTAL HEALTH

ISSUES: HELP IS

AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN NEED

Tri-County Health Department has asked the Village to

partner with them about a campaign to reduce the stigma

around mental health treatment so that people who need care

will access it. The campaign, called “Let’s Talk

Colorado,” is sponsored by a coalition of public

and private health agencies and is part of the

Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) grant

to better integrate physical and behavioral

health.

A mental illness is a very common medical

condition disrupting a person’s thinking, feeling,

mood, ability to relate to others, and daily

functioning. Did you know that one in four

people will develop a mental illness in their

Ron Rakowsky lifetime? It can affect anyone, regardless of age,

rrakowsky@ race, religion, or income. Mental illness is often

greenwoodvillage.com

caused by traumatic events, chemical imbalance,

303-486-5741

genetics, or the environment such as exposure to

illnesses, drugs, or alcohol. Most mental illnesses can be

treated effectively with medication, therapy, diet, exercise and

support. Unfortunately, mental illnesses are not something to

“get over” as they cannot be willed away.

Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions, nevertheless

people are still reluctant to talk about them due to shame,

misunderstanding, negative attitudes, and fear of

discrimination.

The Let’s Talk Colorado campaign stresses there is no right or

wrong words to use when talking to someone struggling with

mental illness. Instead, the campaign emphasizes to be

“present” when talking with someone with mental illness and

to consider offering tangible, specific help. For example,

instead of asking, “What can I do to help?” say, “I’d like to

bring you dinner tonight. I will drop it off at 5 pm. Will you

be home then?”

If you or someone you know is in need of support, please

contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255),

text “TALK” to 38255, or go to ww.coloradocrisisservices.org

to access a live chat available in 17 languages. Help and hope

are available 24/7/365. You can also visit LetsTalkCO.org.

By breaking the silence, the Let’s Talk Colorado campaign

hopes to destigmatize mental illnesses so people will be more

willing to seek out the care they need.

Key representatives from each jurisdiction joined in the reveal of

the High Line Canal vision statement in April.

HIGH LINE CANAL

CONSERVANCY UNVEILS FINAL

COMMUNITY VISION PLAN

The High Line Canal Conservancy, which is dedicated to

preserving the recreational and environmental future of the

High Line Canal, along with their partners and funders, has

released a long-term plan — the Community Vision Plan for

the High Line Canal. The community-driven plan, endorsed

by Denver Water and the 10 governmental jurisdictions

along its 71 miles, outlines a set of guiding principles —

that the Canal remain a natural, connected and continuous,

varied, managed and enhanced resource for the region —

to ensure the Canal reaches its greatest potential as an

environmental, recreational, social, historic and economic

asset. To view the Community Vision Plan, visit

highlinecanal.org/vision.

PG. 2 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2017


GOVERNMENT

CITY council

NOT SURE WHO YOUR

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE?

Obtain a list of your state and national government

representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 4

Freda Miklin

fmiklin@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Leslie Schluter

lschluter@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Steve Moran

smoran@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4133

T.J. Gordon

tgordon@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

Dave Bullock

dbullock@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4137

Darryl Jones

djones@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4134

Tom Bishop

tbishop@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

The next steps for the Canal include growing trail

system connections; improving Canal crossings;

providing tours and programming; implementing

signage and wayfinding tools; creating pedestrian

bridges; and growing volunteer, community and

partnership involvement.

Here’s how you can help support the High Line

Canal Conservancy and ensure the Canal is

protected and enhanced for future generations.

• Be a High Line Hero, joinhighlinecanal.org

• Participate in upcoming stewardship activities

with the Conservancy and partners Volunteers

for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) and

Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK):

highlinecanal.org/calendar

• Participate in the upcoming summer walking

programs including mile 0 to 71 with

Walk2Connect: highlinecanal.org/walk2connect

• Visit the High Line Canal Conservancy’s website

to learn more: highlinecanal.org

LET’S GET INNOVATIVE

In May, I had the privilege of participating on a panel that was live

streamed by Innovation Pavilion on IPNow.tv. City, industry, and

development thought leaders joined together to discuss collaboration,

P3s, and the strategy needed to create a 21st century model of

continued on page 4

JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 3


GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron

continued from page 3

economic development to support the

shift of demands on cities while

managing workforce demands,

corporation requirements to innovate

and grow at an increasing speed, and

residents having desirable living

expectations. Panelists included:

Christ Beutler — Mayor,

City of Lincoln, NE

Mike Waid — Mayor, Town of Parker

Ron Rakowsky — Mayor,

City of Greenwood Village

Cathy Noon — Mayor,

City of Centennial

Stephanie Piko — Mayor Pro Tem

District 4, City of Centennial

Leirion Gaylor Baird —

Councilperson,

City of Lincoln, NE

Trent Fellers — Councilperson,

City of Lincoln, NE

Scott Blumenreich —

Chief Information Officer,

City of Centennial

Andrea Young — President & CEO,

Colorado Technology Association

Vic Ahmed — CEO,

Innovation Pavilion

Kerianne Leffew — Chief Millennial

Officer, Innovation Pavilion

JOIN GREENWOOD

VILLAGE AND READ

THIS SUMMER

Building a community through

reading is one way to foster

relationships. Greenwood Village is a

close-knit community. I ask that we

come together and support our Curtis

Center, in partnership with Koelbel

Library, and participate in the first

ever “Village Read.” The program

encourages adults to read the same

book and participate in activities

planned around themes in the book.

Check out page 23 for information

you will need to know for the

program, as well as a complete listing

of activities. I have my book. Don’t

forget to get yours in June. We look

forward to seeing you at the many

activities planned for August. For more

information, please call the Curtis

Center at 303-797-1779, or drop by

the Center at 2349 East Orchard Road

and have a delightful conversation

with Chris Stevens, Cultural Arts

Coordinator.

DRUG TAKE BACK

DAY: GETTING

PRESCRIPTION

DRUGS OFF

THE STREET

Beginning seven years ago, the

Greenwood Village Police Department

partnered with the Drug Enforcement

Agency (DEA) to host several DEA

National Drug Take Back Days. The

overall goal of the program is to give

citizens a safe, secure, and responsible

way to dispose of their excess or

unneeded prescription drugs and

prevent them from getting into the

hands of others. I want to share with

you the total amounts of unused and

unwanted prescription drugs

Greenwood Village has collected since

the program’s inception:

Weight In Pounds

#1 179 Spring 2011

#2 302 Fall 2011

#3 165 Spring 2012

#4 337 Fall 2012

#5 294 Spring 2013

#6 322 Fall 2013

#7 269 Spring 2014

#8 378 Fall 2014

#9 234 Spring 2015

#10 276 Fall 2015

#11 555 Spring 2016

#12 293 Fall 2016

#13 378 Spring 2017

In seven years, 3,982 pounds of

prescription drugs have been collected

and removed off the streets of our

community! This is a tremendous

amount and we could not have done it

without the support of citizens. Thank

you for all your help and please

continue to participate in these

important prevention events. Don’t

forget the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s

Office maintains a permanent Drug

Drop Box in its headquarters lobby at

13101 East Broncos Parkway next to

the Broncos Training Facility. You can

dispose of your prescription drugs at

this location, Monday through Friday,

from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

july 2017

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

25 26 27 28 29

30 1

2 3

4

City Council

Meeting

Canceled

Independence

Day

Village Facilities

Closed

5 6 7 8

Trash service will be delayed one business day

the week of July 3 and only after July 4.

★ RECYCLING ★ NO TRASH SERVICE

9 10 11

12

13

14 15

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

16 17

18

19 20

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

21 22

23

30

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

25

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

26

27

BOAA Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

24

31

28 29

JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

Greenwood Village

Don’t have Comcast cable?

You can watch GVTV 8 programs on the

Village Website at greenwoodvillage.com

or on The City of Greenwood

Village Channel on YouTube.

NEW ON GVTV 8 – PREMIERES JUNE 9

AVAILABLE ON COMCAST

CABLE IN GREENWOOD

VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

PROVIDING PROGRAMMING

REGARDING IMPORTANT

LOCAL, STATE AND

NATIONAL TOPICS.

GVTV 8 PROGRAMS

Village Showcase

Join Mayor Ron Rakowsky as he showcases

all the latest happenings and greatest events

taking place in Greenwood Village.

Beyond The Green

A program highlighting the parks, trails and

open space system in the Village.

Over 50 And Loving It!

A program focused on issues and events

affecting people 50+ years of age.

Safety Matters In Greenwood Village

Learn about safety issues in Greenwood

Village and techniques to help keep you and

your family safe.

GV Business Connections

Get an inside look at the business

community of Greenwood Village and learn

about some important business topics.

GV Kids, Ink! ® News

Hosted by youth news reporters, this

program features youth activities and events

in the community.

The Village Insider

Get a glimpse of the people and projects

behind the doors at City Hall.

Colorado Connected

Produced by the Colorado Communications

and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program

features programs on regional issues.

GV KIDS, INK! NEWS

Metro Public Safety Event

Have you ever wanted to visit with many police departments and fire

agencies at the same place and at the same time in a fun setting?

Check out the Metro Public Safety Event at City Hall and hear from

some of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day.

Parks

Parks in the Village attract many users year-round for sports and

leisure activities. Find out what goes into keeping the parks in tip top

shape and how the Village protects users from inclement weather.

A Musical Playground — Premieres June 30

Check out the new outdoor musical instrument playground at

Westlands Park. Get ready to make some music together.

NASA 360

Produced by the National Institute of

Aerospace for NASA, this program examines

how technologies developed by and for

NASA are used in everything from space

exploration to everyday consumer products.

Graceful Aging

Enjoy this program to learn about elder care

needs. You’ll laugh, think and be inspired to

improve your life.

Denver Press Club

Hosted by the Denver Press Club, this

program features discussions with members

of the press and community.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch

A powerfully fun and effective workout that

will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart,

muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose

of cardio, strength and stretch moves and

finish up feeling energized for the start and

end of your day.

PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2017


GOVERNMENT

MAKING A difference

PUBLIC WORKS DAY

Greenwood Village held its 19th annual Public

Works Day event on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The Public Works and Parks Maintenance

Departments had six educational and hands-on

presentations to share their expertise on the

services provides to residents, including

Environmental, Facility & Fleet, Snow & Ice

Control, Road, Traffic and Parks & Trails

Maintenance Services.

Many thanks to our Belleview Elementary

attendees for another great event! GV JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron reports

continued from page 4

GV BECOMING THE REGION’S

SPECIALTY SPORTS

RETAIL DESTINATION

I want you to know we are very thrilled that REI will occupy

the former Sports Authority Building in Greenwood Village

RAMBLE WITH RON IN JUNE

Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or

working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron

Rakowsky from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting) on:

Thursday, June 15 — Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot,

9200 E. Orchard Road.

Tuesday, June 27 — Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street

Registration is not required. For more information, please call

the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the

monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at

www.greenwoodvillage.com.

later this year! The announcement of this nationally

recognized company relocating to our community will add to

the exciting lineup of specialty sport retail stores already

located here including Monkey Sports, 6578 S. Yosemite

Circle; Sierra Trading Post, 5910 S. University Boulevard;

and PGA Tour Superstore, 9451 E. Arapahoe Road.

You can learn more about these and other businesses that

choose to locate to Greenwood Village by visiting our

Website at greenwoodvillage.com and click on Doing

Business, and Business Directory. GV

BELLEVIEW/HOLLY

INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

BEGINNING THIS SUMMER

This summer, the Village will be making improvements at

the Belleview Avenue and Holly Street intersection to

improve mobility. A new northbound right-turn lane will be

added to reduce the delay when making a right-hand turn

from Holly Street onto Belleview Avenue toward I-25.

Currently, if a vehicle is wanting to travel straight across

Belleview Avenue, it blocks vehicles from being able to make

the right-hand turn. This project will allow right-hand turn

vehicles to maneuver around vehicles wanting to go straight.

Additionally, this project will increase the northbound left

turn lane length. To reduce impacts to traffic, the project will

be completed while school is on summer break.

For more information, please call Matthew Layman,

Project Manager – Transportation, at 303-708-6100 or

mlayman@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

Before

After

PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2017


GOVERNMENT

OUR NATURAL

environment

KEEP IT CLEAN BECAUSE

WE ARE ALL DOWNSTREAM

CITIZENS ASKED TO HELP

WITH WATER QUALITY

Cherry Creek Reservoir is an 880 surface-acre body of water

within Cherry Creek State Park that offers an abundance of

water activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy boating,

fishing, jet skiing, and sailboarding. The swimming beach

with a roped off swimming area is open in the summer and is

a great place for water play.

Since 1998, the Village has helped spearhead efforts to

improve stormwater quality in the Village and in Cherry

Creek Reservoir. Most of the Village’s efforts have focused on

removing pollutants from runoff after rainfall or snowmelt

before the runoff reaches Village waterways including

streams, ponds, rivers and Cherry Creek Reservoir. One of

the most abundant pollutants that affects the Village’s

waterways is excess nutrients.

This is especially true of Cherry Creek Reservoir and ponds

in the Village. These water bodies suffer from periodic algae

blooms during the summer months which impair the ability

of the water body to support aquatic habitat and diminishes

the recreational enjoyment of the visiting public. Nutrient

pollution is a widespread and challenging environmental

concern. Nutrients, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, are

necessary for plant life to survive and grow. When adequate

nutrients are available, the algae and other plant life grow

enough to provide food for the fish and other animal life in

the water. However, when excess nutrients enter the

environment, algae grows too quickly to be consumed and

can lead to algae blooms that are visible at the surface of the

water. Eventually, the algae sinks to the bottom of the waterway

and decomposes. As the material decomposes, the

oxygen that is in the water is depleted, eventually leading to

cloudy and odoriferous water, jeopardizing the life of aquatic

habitat, and impacting recreational opportunities for users.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO

HELP WATER QUALITY?

Don’t be fooled that organic fertilizers, leaves and grass

clippings are “natural.” When it rains, these materials can

wash into storm drains which lead to waterways. In high

concentrations, these materials encourage harmful aquatic

plants and algae to thrive, which negatively impacts water

quality and aquatic life and is a form of stormwater

pollution.

• Use phosphorus-free fertilizers and perform a soil test

before application. Read labels. Apply sparingly; do not

over fertilize — more is not better. Ensure that grass

clippings are swept back onto the grass and not in the

street/storm drain. Grass clippings contain fertilizers,

which can contribute to nutrient loading.

• Properly dispose of leaves in the fall, do not blow them

into the street/storm drain. Leaves can choke street

sweeping equipment and waterways. Participate in the

Village’s leaf recycling program in the fall at Village

Greens Park.

• Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste. Pet waste

stations can be found along Village parks and trails.

• Use phosphorus-free soaps when washing your car and let

the water drain to a landscape area.

• Consider using a commercial car wash, which conserves

water and sends used water to the wastewater treatment

plant.

• Ensure carpet cleaners and mobile pet washing operations

dispose of water to an indoor drain or drain to a landscape

area where the water can infiltrate.

• Participate in the Village’s Household Hazardous Waste

curbside pickup by calling 800-449-7587. Just as we ask

you to not throw trash in the street, it is the same for

nutrients and bacteria.

For more information, please call Public Works at

303-708-6100. GV

JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

OUR NATURAL

environment

CONSERVE WATER AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WATER BILLS

Greenwood Village is partnering once again with Denver Water as part of the Water Saver Partnership to educate residents

on ways to save water and money on their water bills while maintaining the beauty found in Village neighborhoods.

WATERING RULES WHEN

WE’RE DROUGHT-FREE?

Watering rules at Denver Water date back to at least 1922.

They’ve transcended droughts, wet periods, “normal” weather

times, wars, a plethora of presidents, disco and three (!!!)

Broncos Super Bowl championships.

And they continue this year, despite the wet spring we’ve had.

“In Denver, conservation is in our DNA, and that can never

change,” said Mike King, Denver Water’s director of

planning. “You never know when the next dry stretch may

hit, but we know it’s coming.”

You can do these three simple things to ensure we have

enough water now and in the future no matter what Mother

Nature gives us.

1. Read (and remember) the watering rules. You should

have received the 2017 Rules for Outdoor Water Use in

the mail by now. Post them on your refrigerator or near

your sprinkler controller for watering times and

reminders.

2. Set your sprinkler controllers. Now is a great time to set

your sprinkler controllers. If you don’t have one or want

to upgrade, there are rebates for that! Denver Water offers

up to $100 for a WaterSense-labeled smart sprinkler

controller.

3. Replace your sprinkler heads with high-efficiency

nozzles. High-efficiency nozzles use less water than fixed

spray heads. Denver Water also offers up to a $3 rebate for

each nozzle when you purchase 10 or more.

For details on watering rules and rebates visit

denverwater.org/Conservation.

MOUNTAIN TREKS

AND 68,000-PLUS

TESTS TO

ENSURE YOUR

WATER QUALITY

Denver Water’s water quality

experts frequently strap on

hiking boots, snowshoes and

ATV helmets to trek into the

mountains and sample your

water straight from the source.

“We check the temperature, pH,

dissolved oxygen, clarity, heavy

metals, nutrients and more,”

said James Berrier, water quality technician at Denver Water.

Their vigilance is part of Denver Water’s annual program of

exhaustive tests, detailed in the 2017 Water Quality Report.

The report shows what Denver Water employees’ efforts

confirm: Your drinking water is safe and meets or goes above

and beyond requirements set by the Environmental

Protection Agency and Colorado Department of Public

Health and Environment.

The report includes data informed by the more than 68,000

tests conducted and 35,000 samples collected last year.

To see the report, visit denverwater.org/2017WaterQuality

Report; request a mailed copy by calling Customer Care at

303-893-2444; or email your name and mailing address to

customercare@denverwater.org. GV

PG. 10 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2017


GOVERNMENT

MASTER GARDENERS OFFER

EXPERT ADVICE ON GARDENING

VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE TO

RESIDENTS ALL SUMMER

The Center for

ReSource Conservation,

in partnership with

Denver Water and

Greenwood Village,

distributed 600 Garden

in a Box sets on

Saturday, May 13. The

CSU Extension —

Arapahoe County

Master Gardener

(CMG) volunteers were

on hand to give expert gardening advice to the people

picking up their boxes. Garden in a Box is a do-it-yourself

water-wise planting kit offered to Denver Water customers at

discounted prices. The gardens provide a selection of

approximately 25 to 50 low-water plants, a plant-by-number

guide, and planting and care instructions. With the Master

Gardeners on hand, gardeners of all experience levels were

able to get help with questions about soil preparation, plant

care, weed and pest control, and plant identification.

CMG Volunteers in Arapahoe County are a group of about

80 volunteers who foster community development through

gardening. The CMG Volunteers tend the vegetable gardens

HOLLY STREET INTERSECTION

REHABILITATION PROJECT

The rehabilitation of three intersections on Holly Street is

scheduled to begin the week of June 12 and extend to

August 12. The project consists of rehabilitating the

damaged pavement and removing the problematic small

eyebrow medians at each of the corners. On-street bike

lanes will be maintained at each intersection.

During the initial phases of construction, traffic impacts

to Holly St. will be restricted to weekdays 8:30 a.m. to

3:30 p.m. and on weekends. Side streets to the

intersections will be closed in an alternating pattern as

work proceeds in those areas.

During the final stage of work there will be one-way

signalized operations on Holly between Powers and Berry

as the concrete pavement is placed and cured. This stage

will consist of two extended weekends, one for each side,

starting on Friday evening and continuing until the following

Wednesday.

Electronic information signs will be placed two weeks ahead

of the one-way signalized paving operation and adjacent

at Silo Park and in 2016 donated an impressive 1,463

pounds of harvest to the Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry

in Greenwood Village. If you need any kind of residential

gardening advice,

these volunteers

are available to

help residents.

Stop by Silo Park

every Tuesday

morning from

9 to 10 a.m.

throughout the

summer to seek

answers for

your garden. GV

residents will be notified by mailer when their side street is

closed at Holly. For more information please contact Project

Manager John Wannigman at 303-708-6139 or

jwannnigman@greenwoodvillage.com. There will also be

updates posted on the Village website at

greenwoodvillage.com\CIP. GV

JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

METRO PUBLIC

SAFETY EVENT

The 2017 Metro Public Safety event was held on

Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Greenwood Village City

Hall. This event offers a great, one-of-a-kind

opportunity for the public to interact with first

responders in a fun and educational setting. This year’s

event involved 14 public safety agencies to include,

Greenwood Village Police, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s

Office, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, Aurora Police, Castle

Rock Police, Cherry Hills Police, Colorado State

Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Englewood

Police, Lone Tree Police, Parker Police Mounted Patrol,

Littleton Fire Department, South Metro Fire Rescue

and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The agencies attending showcased their specialty

equipment and personnel to the public. This year’s

event was attended by hundreds of citizens and was a

success for all ages. Local eating establishments

included Chick-fil-A and B & B Smokehouse

participated providing culinary delights. GV

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GOVERNMENT

JUNE 2017 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

GV CITIZENS’

POLICE ACADEMY

The 2017 Greenwood Village

Citizens’ Police Academy

concluded on May 11, 2017, with

a graduation dinner for all 24

participants, their families and

past graduates. This was the 23rd

class to graduate from the Police

Department’s Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens’ Academy is an

important component of

community involvement and

citizen outreach. Its purpose is to

provide a forum whereby

participants can develop a basic

understanding of how the police department functions. It

also provides opportunities for ongoing communication

between members of the community and the police

department. Each three-hour session covered a variety of

subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in

the community to discussions and demonstrations with other

specialized units: Emergency

Response Team (ERT), K-9, Crisis

Intervention, Traffic Safety Unit,

Investigations, School Resource

Officers, a tour of the Arapahoe

County Jail and presentations from

the District Attorney’s Office.

Several sessions included hands-on

opportunities such as high-risk

traffic stops, firearms use, CPR

training and interacting with the

department’s K-9 Unit. Academy

participants receive a comprehensive

behind-the-scenes tour of the police

department, including the 9-1-1

Communications Center and an

inside look at the South Metro

Command Truck.

The next Greenwood Village

Citizens’ Police Academy will begin

on Thursday, February 22, 2018,

and continue through Thursday,

May 10, 2018. The Citizens’ Police

Academy meets Thursday nights in

the evening from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., and meets on two

Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Crystal Dean,

Management Analyst, at 303-486-8226,

email cdean@greenwoodvillage.com or

visit greenwoodvillage.com. GV

PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2017


GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

CURTIS CENTER RENOVATIONS TO BEGIN IN JUNE

CENTER CLOSED

FROM JUNE 12

THROUGH JULY 7

In June, the Village will begin a

renovation project to the Curtis

Center to ensure patrons continue to

be provided with a great experience

when they visit or attend classes at the

Center. Improvements include

construction of a 325 square foot

addition to the north side of the

building which will provide restrooms

on the first floor. Additionally,

improvements will be made to the

basement to include additional

storage, improved ADA (American’s

with Disability Act) accessibility,

renovation of the existing restrooms,

and the entire building will receive a

new roof. The Curtis Center will be

closed from June 12 through July 7 for

construction and will reopen

on July 8 with the 34th Annual

All Colorado Art Show.

The Curtis Center for the Arts

was originally built as a oneroom

schoolhouse to serve local

students in 1914 with no

electricity or running water.

The school sat on one acre of

land donated by area resident

Mary J. Curtis in 1901. In

1991, the building was

dedicated as the Curtis Arts &

Humanities Center. Today, the

Curtis Center continues to be

a learning center for the arts.

The Center offers art

instruction, rotating visual arts

exhibits, lectures and the

occasional performance.

For more information on the

Curtis Center

renovation

project, please

call Suzanne

Moore at

303-708-6142

or email

smoore@greenwood

village.com. For

questions about

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GOVERNMENT

TAKEnote

GOLDSMITH METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

PRESENTS THE 21ST ANNUAL FREE

CONCERTS AT THE CRESCENT

ALL SHOWS ARE ON TUESDAYS,

7-8:30 p.m. The park opens at 5 p.m.

Concerts to be held at the Crescent Ampitheater, DTC Blvd. at

Belleview Ave., located east of YaYa's Euro Bistro.

Bring your friends, family and a picnic dinner and enjoy eight

exciting evenings of fun and entertainment. Crescent Park is a

smoke-free environment, and please plan to leave your pets at

home.

Don’t forget: There will be a designated area for all lawn chairs.

June 6 — Soul X Band

June 13 — Black Ice

June 20 — The Whitfields

June 27 — Soul School

July 4 — NO CONCERT, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

July 11 — Mr. Majestyk’s Track Revival

July 18 — Premium Diesel

July 25 — New Sensation

August 1 — Legends Lost Tribute

Concerts are open to the public and free parking is available in

designated surface lots. There will be NO scheduled rain dates this

year.

For more information: 720-244-0722,

www.ConcertsAtTheCrescent.com.

4TH OF JULY

FIREWORKS REMINDER!

Fireworks are a traditional

part of America’s July 4th

Independence Day

celebration. For many of

us, the 4th of July just is

not complete without

sparklers and the oohs

and aahs as it gets dark

and the big show begins.

However, the Greenwood

Village Police Department

would like to remind

citizens that the

possession and use of

fireworks of any kind are illegal in Greenwood Village.

Colorado may experience a hot and dry summer. Fireworks

can increase the danger of brush fires in our open spaces

and present a fire danger to residential properties. To avoid

a possible fireworks-related injury or starting a fire, it is

best to leave the fireworks shows to the professionals. On

Saturday, July 29, 2017, immediately following the annual

Greenwood Village Day event, the Village will offer a

spectacular firework display for residents. For more

information on this event, see page 21.

For more information, please contact the Village Police

Department at 303-773-2525.

SMOKE FREE FACILITY

Out of respect for all patrons, Fiddler’s Green

Amphitheatre is a smoke free facility. Smoking is only

allowed in designated areas outside of the venue.

Attendees are also reminded that Colorado State law

prohibits smoking marijuana in public. For more

information, visit goodtoknowcolorado.com. GV

CONCERT NOISE COMPLAINT LINE

If you have a complaint about the noise from shows

conducted at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, please call the

Greenwood Village Noise Complaint Line at 303-486-8275.

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BUSINESS

Visit our Web site at: ww.dtcchamber.com

E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com

Phone: 303-290-9922

7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Fax: 303-962-4640

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BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

MADNESS IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT GREENWOOD VILLAGE.

Arapahoe Marketplace Shopping Center • 8547 East Arapahoe Road, Suite F

303-771-5280 • www.teriyakimadness.com • Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

TERIYAKI MADNESS

THAT IS…..

Looking for delicious, made to order

teriyaki dishes prepared with fresh

ingredients, protein packed portions,

served quickly, and at a reasonable

price? Do you want an alternative to

the traditional fast-casual places

serving pizza, burgers and subs?

Interested in satisfying your hunger

with 100% natural ingredients, hearty

portions, and bold flavors? Come visit

Teriyaki Madness, a fast-casual Asian

restaurant concept featuring a Seattle

Teriyaki menu located in the Arapahoe

Marketplace Shopping Center at

8547 East Arapahoe Road, Suite F.

Three aspiring young entrepreneurs

founded the original Teriyaki Madness

in 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, offering

teriyaki like their favorites back home

in Seattle, Washington where there’s

teriyaki shops on every corner. In

2014, TMAD (as they like to be

called) moved its corporate

headquarters to Denver. With over 40

locations from the west to east coast,

this fast-growing company is dedicated

to “Spreading the Madness” so that

everyone can experience the best

teriyaki on earth!

Local franchisees, Qing and Ken

Hammel opened the Greenwood

Village location in June 2016. Qing

Hammel, a native of China, came to

the United States to pursue her MBA.

After a career of more than twenty

years in financial investments, Qing

chose Colorado as her home. Sharing

that she arrived in the United States

with nothing, Qing remembers the

many people who gave her help and

support during those early years. These

memories fostered her strong desire to

give back to her community. “This is

not a highway to wealth,” Qing stated.

“I want to help my employees to give

them a better life. No matter how hard

life is, you want a goal to work toward,

to be successful.” As a working mother

of three young boys, providing good,

healthy, quality food for others is a

priority. TMAD’s concept of “Fresh,

Fulfilling, and Fits your Life” is very

appealing to her.

Teriyaki Madness has more menu

options than you can shake a

chopstick at. Their menu allows diners

to customize their meals by choosing a

protein, a base, and a side. Their deep

teriyaki bowls are stacked with

Japanese Yakisoba noodles or white or

brown rice, stir-fried veggies, and your

choice of cage-free, fire-grilled and

wok-tossed chicken, beef or tofu. You

may choose from more than nine

flavorful and original, all natural

signature sauces made from scratch.

Most of their sauces are gluten free

and all recipes have no MSG or

additives. You may order a fan favorite

or create a new one. “Your bowl is

your brilliance.”

A green salad or MAC salad are also

available. The MAC salad, a

traditional Hawaiian macaroni salad

that often accompanies teriyaki dishes,

is a house-made blend of veggies,

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BUSINESS

NEW GV businesses

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

MANAGEMENT

Compass Management, LLC

6060 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 700

720-408-1200

HAIR STYLIST

Tori Constance

c/o Collajio Salon and Day Spa

8745 East Orchard Road, Suite 514

303-808-1926

HEAVY/ CIVIL ENGINEERING

Lutech Resources, Incorporated

6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle

832-513-1602

INSURANCE AGENTS

Tiffany Gunther Insurance

Agency, Incorporated

7395 East Orchard Road, Suite 400

720-588-8002

Wayne Klassen Agency, LLC

6595 South Dayton Street, Suite 2600

720-556-5769

MORTGAGE COMPANY

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

5690 DTC Boulevard, Suite 101-W

720-907-8780

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

7800 East Dorado Place, Suite 220

720-403-8824

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 2100

720-500-1848

First Option Mortgage, LLC

5690 DTC Boulevard, Suite 540-E

303-803-1900

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Receptra Technologies

5420 South Quebec Street, Suite 200

303-783-1231

PHARMACOGENETIC TEST COLLECTION

FixUrRx: A Genetics Testing

Solutions Company

6810 South Dallas Way

720-427-0159

PHARMACY

CVS Pharmacy, Incorporated

6767 South Clinton Street

303-556-0005

PRESCHOOL

My School Preschool

5555 South Yosemite Street

303-806-5127

SHOE SHINE

Warren Buffers Shoe Shines

5801 South Quebec Street

303-261-8059

business spotlight

continued from page 18

chicken breast and flavorful seasonings. If you are interested

in the feast before the feast, get your hands on some crab

rangoons, chicken potstickers, edamame, or chicken

eggrolls served with their house-made Gyoza sauce. Because

little samurais and mini ninjas need a satisfying and

nutritious meal too, kid-size bowls full of protein and

veggies are available.

The Greenwood Village location in the Arapahoe

Marketplace Shopping Center offers dine-in eating,

including outdoor sidewalk seating, take out, and delivery.

To help make your business event successful, catering is also

available — “A meeting without Teriyaki is just a meeting

of really hungry people.” They are open daily from 11 a.m.

until 9 p.m. For more information, please visit

www.teriyakimadness.com or contact them by telephone at

303-771-5280. And, for the month of June, just mention

that you read this article and get $2 off your purchase of

any bowl & fountain drink (you can tell the cashier to enter

code 1601). Enjoy the Madness! GV

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ARTS AND RECREATION

FISHING DERBY

Over 300 residents enjoyed a perfect May Day at the

pond at Tommy Davis Park. Families enjoyed catching

fish, eating pancakes and watching their ducks waddle

down the channel. The ceremonial tree planting took

place at the culmination of the gorgeous sunny day with

Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Councilmembers Freda Miklin

and George Lantz as well as the Denning family. If you

catch a tagged fish, bring it to City Hall for a prize!

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ARTS AND RECREATION

FOCUS 50+ AND CURTIS

DANCERS ENTERTAIN

AT ASPEN ACADEMY

On Monday, April 24 the Monday Focus 50+

group and the Curtis Dancers performed for

over 200 children at Aspen Academy. As they

rocked through the ages of music the students

joined in the fun. Everyone got to come on

stage and strut their stuff! It was a great

intergenerational experience for all!

GREENWOOD VILLAGE DAY

JULY 29, 2017

Village Greens Park • 2-9:30 p.m.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

2-7 p.m.

Paddle boarding, rock climbing, foosball, soccer darts,

trampolines, golf, inflatables, carnival rides,

carnival games, dodgeball, hands-on art, baseball,

face painting, preschool fun and more . . .

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, grilled

cheese, fries, salads, and gelato available for purchase.

Free snow cones and water.

CONCERTS

DOTSERO Jazz Band • 6:30-7:45 p.m.

WASH PARK Band • Begins at 8:15 p.m.

Fireworks directly following concerts.

Tickets and parking passes available at City Hall

July 5 - 27 • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

A special event for the residents of Greenwood Village

303-486-5773

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration

For more information call the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779.

FALL ADULT AND YOUTH ART CLASSES

Location: Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 80121

The Curtis Center for the Arts offers a

variety of classes for adults and kids both

during the week and on Saturdays.

Register today for fall and winter art

classes.

ADULT ART CLASSES

Ages 16 and older

Casual Watercolor: Painting Nature

Exploring Collage

Drawing and Sketching

Figure Drawing

Master Painting

Modern Calligraphy: Lettering in Colors!

Oil Painting: Beyond Color Basics

Oil Painting: Fresh ’n’ Colorful for Fall

Pouring Color into Your Art

The Basics of Painting with Acrylics

Watercolor

YOUTH ART CLASSES

Ages 3 to 5

Pee Wee Art

Ages 6 to 12

Artsy Bones

Cookies and Canvas

Fall Break Theater Camp

Printmaking

Stylish Still Life Painting

Ages 9 to 14

Game On!

Tentacle Sculptures

WEEKEND CLASSES

Ages 16 and older

Basic Watercolor and Loose Floral Painting

Coffee and Canvas

Modern Calligraphy 101

Plein Air Basics: An Introduction to

Painting the Landscape on Location

Secrets to Glowing Colors

The Basics of Printmaking

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ARTS AND RECREATION

THE VILLAGE READ

COMING THIS SUMMER

This summer the Greenwood Village Cultural Arts Program

has partnered with the Arapahoe Libraries to present the first

ever “Village Read.” The program is modeled

after Chicago’s successful “One Book, One

Chicago” project. The idea encourages adults

of all ages to read one book and participate in

thought-provoking discussions and activities

derived from the chosen book.

Credit for the original idea is given to

Nancy Pearl, a Seattle librarian. “It’s based

on the idea of community. My idea was

that people would come together who

would never come together any other way.

Literature brings them together because a

book touches them,” she said.

Goals of the program include:

• To encourage leisure reading.

• To encourage community collaboration

throughout the region.

• To provide a variety of means of participation through

book discussions and other activities.

• To provide resources for book discussion groups.

The group has chosen the book “Lake of Fire” by Colorado

author Mark Stevens as this year’s “Village Read” book. Set in

Colorado, the story follows hunting guide Allison

Coil as she tries to find out what happened to

a body found after a wildfire ravages the

Colorado Flat Tops. Many activities are being

planned around the themes from the book.

Keep your eye out this summer for more

information and a complete listing of activities.

The book is available for purchase at The Friends

of Arapahoe Libraries Bookstore at the Koelbel

Library and the Curtis Center for the Arts.

Arapahoe Libraries will also have extra copies

available to check out. We look forward to seeing

you at the many activities planned for August.

Information and reviews of the book can be found at

www.goodreads.com, keyword: Lake Of Fire.

VILLAGE READ

THESE EVENTS ARE FREE

AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

VILLAGE READ MAYOR’S KICK-OFF

Wednesday, August 2 • 7 p.m.

Koelbel Library

Join Greenwood Village Mayor Ron

Rakowsky as he kicks off a month of

Village Read activities. Mayor Rakowsky

will discuss his take on the book and

author Mark Stevens will be on hand for

the discussion and to answer any

questions.

AUTHOR TALK WITH FOCUS 50+

Monday, August 7 • 9 a.m.

Koelbel Library Room A — Free and open

to anyone over the age of 50

This is an opportunity to get up close and

personal with author Mark Stevens. Mark

will lead a small group discussion on the

book, answer questions and share his

inspiration for this and his many other

books.

SURVIVING OFF THE LAND

IN COLORADO

Tuesday, August 8 • 6:30 p.m.

Koelbel Library Forum

Erica, AKA Wild Food Girl, has been

foraging on and off since she was a child.

She has great enthusiasm for finding,

studying, identifying, tasting,

experimenting with, and creating delicious

meals with edible wild plants. Erica will

help you learn where to search for, how to

identify, and ways to eat various wild

foods that can be found in Colorado.

DONELLE JOHNSON –

HUNTING GUIDE

Thursday, August 10 • 7 p.m.

Koelbel Library

Donnelle Johnson is a hunter,

fisherwoman, CPA, photographer and a

musician. She and her husband David are

co-founders of Hundata, a comprehensive

mapping site for hunters. Donnelle spends

much of her time promoting women and

youth in the outdoors. Come hear about

her experiences as a woman hunter and

her adventures in the Colorado Flat Tops.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

WITH MARK STEVENS

Saturday, August 12 • 2 p.m.

Koelbel Library

Acclaimed author Mark Stevens will lead a

workshop and discuss his writing style,

his inspiration and the business of

writing.

FIGHTING WILDFIRES IN COLORADO

Monday, August 14 • 7 p.m.

Keolbel Library

Come hear real fire fighters discuss their

experience battling wildfires across

Colorado.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

WITH MARK STEVENS

Thursday, August 17 • 7 p.m.

Koelbel Library

Acclaimed author Mark Stevens will lead a

workshop and discuss his writing style,

his inspiration and the business of

writing.

CLOSING CELEBRATION

Free Concert and Ice Cream Social

with “Let Them Roar” and

special guest “The Cody Sisters”

Thursday, August 31 • 6 p.m.

Curtis Center for the Arts

Join us as we celebrate the closing of the

first ever Village Read program and the

month of activities with a party in the

park. Bring a blanket and enjoy the music

from Let Them Roar and The Cody Sisters.

We will have free ice cream for all

courtesy of Nugs Ice Cream and a tequila

tasting inside the Curtis Center for the

Arts courtesy of Bouzy Wine and Spirits.

Plus we will have food trucks on hand.

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6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-4591

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART events

GALLERY HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Left to right: Mary Wu, Irmy Aurand, Ginny McKay,

Mary Sorhan, Rita Bentley, Gary Wachter, Gilda

Shapiro and Linda Volin.

HARMONICATS PERFORM

AT BROOKDALE

It was an exciting April 11 when the Curtis Arts

Center “Harmonicats” performed at Brookdale Senior

Living in Highlands Ranch. Our expert harmonica

teacher Gilda Shapiro prepared the group of seniors to

play well-known musical selections from yesteryear.

Adding to the harmonica sounds were vocals by Mary

Sorhan with her guitar, and singing by Ginny McKay.

Audience participation was encouraged and everyone

had a great time. Should you wish to join our group,

we welcome both experienced and beginning

harmonica players at our Monday morning meetings

at the Curtis Arts Center at 11:15 a.m. For further

details, call the center at 303-797-1779 or Gilda

Shapiro at 720-529-8001.

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