June Newsletter

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Greenwood Village

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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON

reports

Ron Rakowsky

rrakowsky@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

SUMMERTIME

IS OFFICIALLY HERE!

Nothing pairs with summertime like cooking

barbecue on a backyard grill, served up with

side dishes and a tasty cold beverage,

surrounded by friends and family. Summer is a

great time to jump in feet first, sleep under the

stars and try new things. I compiled a list of the

top five things you must do in Greenwood

Village this summer. Check out my list in no

particular order and let us know your personal

favorites.

1. Test your golf skills at the disc golf course at

Village Greens Park.

2. Enjoy a concert of your favorite musical artists at the

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and be sure to grab a bite to

eat and drink at a local bistro before the concert.

3. Take a bike ride or walk along the High Line Canal Trail

and the entire Village’s trail system.

4. Relax and enjoy the scenery at the Marjorie Perry Nature

Preserve.

5. Visit Westlands Park and see why it’s been rated one of

the number one parks in the metro area.

METRO PUBLIC SAFETY EVENT

It takes a partnership of police, fire, and other public safety

agencies to ensure the safety of the citizens that live, work

and visit in our communities. As citizens, we are very

fortunate that many of our police and fire agencies, even

though they manage safety for their own jurisdictions, have

developed great working relationships where they rely on

each other for assistance, and in some cases, share resources

to combat crime, manage traffic, and conduct crime

prevention events.

If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual

Metro Public Safety Event on Saturday, May 18, you missed

out on the largest public safety event in the Denver metro

area. There were several law enforcement, fire, and other

public safety agencies showcasing their services and providing

outreach to citizens of all ages. It was a fun event for the

entire family. You can see all the photos from the event on

pages 10 and 11.

As residents and businesses of Greenwood Village, I wanted

to take this time to always show our support for not only our

Police Department, but also all the public safety agencies at

every level that place their lives on the line for us every day to

protect our neighborhoods, guard our homes and businesses,

safeguard our children at school, save our animals, rescue

people from incidents, and support the victims and families

of tragedy. Thank you for your commitment and sacrifices

you make every day to ensure our families are safe.

RAMBLE WITH RON

Due to unpredictable spring weather, Ramble with Ron will be

suspended until later this summer. If you have some ideas or

suggestions about living or working in Greenwood Village that

you would like to share with Mayor Ron Rakowsky, send him

an email at rrakowsky@greenwoodvillage.com or call the

Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745.

PG. 2 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


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

Dave Bullock

dbullock@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4137

Anne Ingebretsen

aingebretsen@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Steve Moran

smoran@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4133

Judith Hilton

jhilton@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

Jerry Presley

jpresley@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Dave Kerber

dkerber@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4134

Thomas Dougherty

tdougherty@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS

MAINTENANCE DAY 2019

Our Village staff never seems to stop amazing me as you can

attest from all the positive comments we received from the

past resident survey about staff and their customer service.

This year, our staff pulled off another great event — the

21st Annual Public Works and Parks Maintenance Day.

As you will see on page 9, Public Works and Parks

Maintenance staff hosted nearly 100 first graders from

Belleview Elementary to share how their work contributes

to making Greenwood Village an amazing place.

DAISIES VISIT

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Greenwood Village Police Department recruiting efforts

have shifted to the elementary school population as it’s never

too early to start recruiting for future police officers for our

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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON

reports

continued from page 3

Village! With all kidding aside, it was a pleasure for the

Police Department to host a visit from the first graders

of Greenwood Elementary Daisy Girl Scout Troop.

The girls, under the guidance of School Resource

Officer Rodney Valenzuela, toured the Police

Department to see what it’s like to work as an officer

in the Police Department. The girls met several police

officers, hung out in the jail cell, and climbed into

the back seat of a patrol car.

If your group is interested in scheduling a tour of

City Hall, please call the City Manager’s Office at

303-486-5745. GV

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

DEPARTMENTS

Mayor and City Council 303-486-5745

City Manager’s Office 303-486-5745

Community Outreach/ 303-486-5749

Public Information

City Prosecutor 303-486-1598

Administrative Services

Liquor Licenses 303-486-5755

Voter Registration 303-486-5752

Municipal Court 303-773-6033

Human Resources 303-486-1579

Employment 303-486-1579

Community Development

Building Permits 303-486-5783

Building Inspection 303-694-5023

Requests

Planning and Zoning 303-486-5783

Zoning and 303-486-5783

Nuisance Complaints

Finance

Accounts Payable 303-486-1597

Accounts Receivable 303-486-8282

Budget Information 303-486-8290

Tax Assistance 303-486-8299

and Information

Conservation/Open 303-708-6142

Space Easements

Park Planning 303-486-5743

and Development

Park Permits 303-486-5773

Recreation and 303-486-5766

Special Events

Reimbursement Program 303-486-5773

Parks and 303-708-6100

Trail Maintenance

Police Department

Emergency 9-1-1

Animal Control 303-773-2525

Parking 303-773-2525

Police Records 303-773-2525

School Resource Officers 303-773-2525

Traffic Information 303-773-2525

Victim Assistance 303-486-8211

Public Works

Environment 303-708-6100

(Drainage/Water Quality)

Roadways 303-708-6100

Traffic 303-708-6100

Residential Trash 303-708-6100

and Hazardous Waste

Greenwood Village City Hall

6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-773-0252

Fax: 303-290-0631

After Hours Phone: 303-773-2525

(for questions or service requests

outside normal business hours)

E-mail: thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com

Website: www.greenwoodvillage.com

An after-hours drop box is available by the

flagpole in front of City Hall and is

checked Monday through Friday. The drop

box can be used to deliver customer

comment cards, recreation registration

and reimbursement forms, employment

applications, and municipal court fines

and documents.

GV Website

Parks, Trails & Recreation

Art Activities 303-797-1779

and Programs

PG. 4 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

july 2019

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

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City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

Independence

Day

Village Facilities

Closed

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

NO TRASH SERVICE ★ RECYCLING ★

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PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

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City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6 p.m.

Curtis Center

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

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PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

BOAA Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

Greenwood

Village

Day

Village Greens

Park

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★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

Greenwood Village

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.

GIVING BACK TO

THE COMMUNITY

COMMISSION

APPOINTMENTS

The following citizen was appointed by the

Greenwood Village City Council to serve on

the various boards and commissions:

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 IN JUNE

VILLAGE EATS

Celebrate those special men with a Father’s

Day feast.

GV KIDS, INK! ® NEWS

— 4th Annual Metro

Public Safety Event

If you didn’t attend this

year’s event; see what you

missed with all your

favorite public safety

agencies including your

favorite Greenwood

Village Police Department.

GV KIDS, INK! ® NEWS — Heroes With Paws

Join your favorite Police K-9s of the Greenwood Village Police

Department and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office with a

special event honoring these special, four-legged friends.

SAFETY MATTERS

— With

Public Safety Bros

The dynamic duo is back

and ready to share some

pertinent safety tips to keep

you and your family safe.

Tim Yeager, District 4

Planning & Zoning Commission

Tim Yeager and his wife, Whitney,

have lived in the Village on the Lake

neighborhood in Greenwood Village since

2000. Their three children have gone

through the Cherry Creek School System,

and all five of them are regular users of

Greenwood Village’s parks and trails as

well as frequent visitors to Cherry Creek

State Park.

Tim has a background in real estate and

finance and has worked for both large and

small organizations during his career.

These companies include a bank, two

startups, and three publicly traded entities.

He currently works for UDR, a Real Estate

Investment Trust based in Denver with

operations across the country. Tim is an

active member of the Urban Land Institute

where he participates on a Public-Private

Partnership Council with professionals

around the United States. He is passionate

about high quality projects that contribute

to their communities with design that is in

harmony with the existing buildings in the

neighborhood and jurisdiction. He also

serves as the treasurer of the Cherry Creek

H.S. Girls Lacrosse team and volunteers at

the Denver Rescue Mission.

In his free time, Tim enjoys cycling, hiking,

music, and spending time with his family.

PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


GOVERNMENT

MAKING A difference

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION

— NOVEMBER 5, 2019

VILLAGE VOTERS WILL ELECT

NEW MAYOR AND EIGHT

CITY COUNCILMEMBERS

This year, the City Council designated the Village’s Regular

Municipal Election to be a coordinated election with

Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County is conducting the

November 5, 2019 Coordinated Election as a Mail Ballot

Election. This means voters will see the Greenwood Village

list of candidates for Council and Mayor and questions on

the ballot they receive from Arapahoe County.

Running for office is something everyone can do; yet

unexplored by many. Are you interested in serving your

Village? There are countless reasons why people choose to

run for office; however, no matter what your motivation or

background, as a member of the Village’s City Council, you

will have the opportunity to make important contributions

toward shaping your community. For this reason, becoming

an elected official can be one of the most rewarding

experiences.

The Greenwood Village City Council consists of nine elected

officials including the Mayor. The Mayor is a member of the

City Council. The Mayor has the same obligations as other

members of the Council plus some additional duties as the

ceremonial head of the Village required by the Home Rule

Charter. The Mayor represents the citizens of the City at

large. Two representatives from each of the City’s four

Council districts compose the remainder of the Council.

These offices are all non-partisan. City elections are designed

so that the terms of office of the District Councilmembers

are up for election every two years and the Mayor every

four years.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The nomination petition process is the first step in becoming

a candidate. Nomination petition forms are available in the

City Clerk’s Office starting July 8, 2019. A candidate must

possess the following qualifications to run for office: be a

United States Citizen; be a registered elector; be 18 years of

age by Election Day; and have lived in the Village and the

specific District for one year immediately preceding the election.

Candidates for the office of City Council must be

nominated by at least twenty (20) registered electors from

such district. Candidates for the Office of Mayor must be

nominated by at least fifty (50) registered electors of the

Village. Nomination petitions must be filed with the City

Clerk no later than August 30, 2019, at 5 p.m.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

If you desire to be a write-in candidate for this election, an

affidavit of intent must be filed with the City Clerk by the

person whose name is written in by the close of business on

August 30, 2019. No write-in vote for any municipal office

shall be counted unless an affidavit of intent of the write-in

candidate has been filed. Village Residency and age

requirements to hold any municipal office must still be met.

For additional information regarding candidacy, election

forms and filing requirements, please call the Election

Hotline at 303-804-4113, visit the Village website at

greenwoodvillage.com or stop by City Hall to pick up a copy

of the “Should I Run for City Council” brochure. GV

JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

UTILITY

UNDERGROUNDING

POLICY REVISED

CHANGES PLANNED

TO EXPEDITE

UNDERGROUNDING

PROJECTS

One of the reasons why people live

and work in Greenwood Village is due

to the majestic views and the quality

of parks, trails and open space areas.

The burial of power lines, through the

Village’s Utility Undergrounding

Program, is a shared investment of the

entire community which has

contributed to enhancing and

preserving these views.

In May, the City Council adopted a

revised Utility Undergrounding Policy

to expedite the undergrounding of

overhead lines along roadways in

residential areas based on

recommendations of the City Council

Infrastructure Committee. The

committee is comprised of

Councilmembers Dave Bullock, Dave

Kerber, George Lantz, and Judith

Hilton. Potential projects are

prioritized based on factors including,

cost savings, safety, the number of

homes served, and complexity.

Additionally, the Policy was modified

to focus on residential projects within

public rights-of-way, and to distribute

projects equitably throughout the

neighborhoods. When a project

begins, residents have the opportunity

to expand the scope of work outside

the right-of-way at their own expense.

The majority of the undergrounding

projects are managed through the

Village’s Utility Undergrounding

Program, which is funded by Xcel

Energy based on its franchise

agreement with the City. Xcel Energy

allocates one percent (1%) of their

preceding year’s electric revenues for

utility undergrounding. These funds

are held by Xcel Energy and are not

part of the Village’s annual budget.

In addition, utility undergrounding

can also be accomplished through

other funding mechanisms. New

development or redevelopment

projects typically require adjacent

overhead lines to be buried.

Undergrounding projects can also be

coordinated with Capital

Improvement Projects, in partnership

with adjacent municipalities, or

utilities can be undergrounded

through the formation of a Local

Improvement Districts (LID) where

the City pays the upfront costs and is

then reimbursed by residents and

businesses benefiting from the

overhead conversion through a

property tax assessment.

To date, over 10 miles of power lines

have been undergrounded throughout

the City. Approximately nine of the 10

miles of lines have been funded

through the Utility Undergrounding

Program at an approximate cost of

$5,500,000. The first undergrounding

project was along Clarkson Street,

Belleview Avenue, and University

Boulevard in 1993. The most recent

undergrounding projects completed

were Orchard Road from Quebec

Street to Colorado Boulevard in

partnership with the City of

Centennial; and Long Road/Steele

Street as part of the Long Road

Capital Improvement Project.

Under the revised Policy, the

undergrounding projects moving

forward in 2019 will be: Red Fox Lane

west of South Monaco Street; East

Berry Avenue east and west of South

Monaco Street; and East Orchard

Road from South Race Court to South

University Boulevard. Staff will also be

continuing work with Xcel and

residents for undergrounding in the

Cherry Creek Village North

neighborhood.

For more information, please call

Justin Williams, Public Works

Engineering Manager, at

303-708-6100 or email

jwilliams@greenwoodvillage.com.

A copy of the Village Undergrounding

Program and Policy can be accessed at

www.greenwoodvillage.com. GV

PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


GOVERNMENT

21ST ANNUAL PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS MAINTENANCE DAY

JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

4TH ANNUAL METRO PUBLIC SAFETY EVENT

PG. 10 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


GOVERNMENT

JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

CITIZENS’ ACADEMY 2019

This year’s Spring Citizens’ Academy began in February and

concluded in May with record attendance of nearly 40 people

graduating from the program. The attendees had the opportunity

to see the different aspects of the police department, and observe

first-hand, with a behind-the-scenes look at the police

department’s operation. The group had the chance to see the jail

facility up close, complete CPR certification, attend a day at the

police shooting range, and was the first class to use our new

shooting simulator which is our interactive on-screen video

system. The event concluded with a graduation at AMG Bank

with a fantastic dinner and each attendee received a certificate

of completion.

Greenwood Village thanks the 2019 Citizens’ Academy attendees

for their commitment and dedication. Watch for more

information about the 2020 program in a future Newsletter. GV

PG. 12 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


GOVERNMENT

SILO PARK PLAYGROUND

GRAND OPENING

After a day of cold, spring rain, the sun came

out to shine on the crowd of families, City

Councilmembers and Parks, Trails and Recreation

Commissioners attending the grand opening of

the new playground in Silo Park. The previous

playground was installed in 1996; because it was

showing its age and replacement parts were not

available for repairs, the Village decided to install

a new playground.

A public input meeting was held at Silo Park on

June 14, 2018, that included children in the

community voting on what elements they wanted

to see in the new playground. A publicly

advertised request for proposals outlining the

desired features was solicited and resulted in Star

Playgrounds being selected to complete the

project. With some refinement by Village staff, the

proposed new playground design was presented to

the public on November 20, 2018. To minimize

the impact to the community of installing the new

playground, construction was scheduled to begin

in early 2019, after the winter holidays.

The playground area was optimized by removing

the concrete trail that bisected the area. Rest

reassured, the treasured handprint panels from the

1996 installation were saved and are now

displayed along the trail southeast of the playground.

The new playground features a treehouseinspired

rope climbing structure complete with a

hammock and cargo nets. Other elements

included are a Spinami spinner, bridges, slides, a

sky rail and swings, including a dual swing that

allows for a toddler and parent to swing together.

The reopening celebrations were attended by

about 120 people who enjoyed a fun picnic

atmosphere with a hot dog cart and an ice cream

sundae bar. GV JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

Do you have a taste for adventurous

beer? Look no further than Peak View

Brewing Company; Greenwood

Village’s first established brewery.

The grand opening was April 5, 2019,

and their aim is to bring excitement

and adventure with their custom and

unique brews that emulate the great

outdoors.

Peak View Brewing Company took

root in 2016 by Sean Peters and

Justen Coufal. Both are Air Force

veterans with a curiosity for

developing their own unique beers.

Sean has been brewing beer for many

years, experimenting and developing

different styles and tastes. Sean met

Justen in college where they connected

over beer and the game of cornhole.

This led to the eventual creation of

Peak View Brewing Company.

PEAK VIEW BREWING COMPANY

Building Peak View Brewing was a

rather large feat, as funding to

establish this brewery came mainly

from individual investors and

fundraisers. Once the funding was

achieved, the search was on for a

location, which was over a year

process. Deciding on opening their

location in Greenwood Village

brought a new set of challenges, as

the Village has never had a brewery

establishment before. Their aspirations

led to many new developments for

the Village to allow for breweries and

developed a framework for other

potential breweries to enter

Greenwood Village.

Peak View Brewing Company has a

16-line taproom and opened their

doors offering 13 different beers,

including a gluten-free option from

9672 East Arapahoe Road • peakviewbrewing.com

Monday-Wednesday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Holidaily Brewing in Golden, CO.

Peak View Brewing has a wide variety

of beers that can connect with any

beer fan. From hoppy beers like the

Grapefruit IPA to lighter beers like the

Mango Hibiscus Blonde and Pineapple

Wheat, the variety of styles and taste

are well suited to any preference.

Many people have commented on

their beers including their Coffee

Cream Ale “If you love black coffee,

the Coffee Cream Ale is great.”

The US Brewery Guild commented

on their Papa J’s Pilseweizen as,

“This is an interesting hybrid between

a Pilsner and a Hefeweizen. Really

good and very easy drinker!” They

continue to develop and create new

tastes with their current project being

a peach sour beer.

Peak View Brewing Company is

conveniently located along Arapahoe

Road at The Shops at Greenwood

Village. It can be easily accessed from

eastbound Arapahoe road with clear

signage that can be seen from the road.

They offer a family and dog friendly

taproom with outdoor patio and

support locally owned restaurant

options located within the shopping

center for food options. Peak View

Brewing Company is committed to

veterans, family, their community,

and craft which inspires them to

create their specialty beers.

Peak View Brewing is very welcoming,

having ample seating at tables and a

large bar. They play a variety of music

genres and is a great place to enjoy

beer and relax. There are many events

scheduled at Peak View Brewing

Company from pub quiz tournaments,

comedy nights and Mac & Cheese

Cook-offs.

Peak View Brewing Company is

located at 9672 East Arapahoe Road

in Greenwood Village. Peak View

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PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | JUNE 2019


BUSINESS

NEW GV

businesses

ACCOUNTING FIRM

Gomerdinger & Associates LLC

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1300

720-488-1926

BROKER

Municipal Capital Markets Group Inc.

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 500

303-779-4900

CABLE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

Spectrum Pacific West LLC

6399 South Fiddlers Green Circle, 6th floor

314-288-3190

CONSULTING SERVICES

Pinnacle Consulting Group Inc.

6950 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 200

303-333-4380

Legend Consulting Group

6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 105

303-843-0351

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Patrick Alfano

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1125

303-793-3202

Heirloom Wealth Management

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1115

720-328-2877

HOTEL

Springhill Suites

7900 East Peakview Avenue

303-721-3321

INSURANCE AGENCY

Gerald L. Lukton Co. Inc.

5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 155

303-691-2415

Henderson Insurance Agency Inc.

5105 DTC Parkway, Suite 220

303-706-1000

LAW OFFICE

Law Office of Bonnie Bell Bond LLC

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1040

303-770-0926

Law Office of Lisa O’Hara LLC

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1360

720-543-2178

MORTGAGE COMPANY

Home American Mortgage Corp.

5775 DTC Boulevard, Suite 300-S

720-528-2298

REAL ESTATE

Kevo Properties Colorado LLC

8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 1500

530-208-8938

SERVICES

Community Document

Procurement Services LLC

5975 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 125

720-200-1345

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Complia

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 250

720-235-7980

VEHICLE RENTAL

Hertz

6061 South Willow Drive

239-301-7586

BUSINESSES UNDER

NEW MANAGEMENT

RESTAURANT

Slattery’s

5364 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

303-741-2115

spotlight

continued from page 14

Brewing Company is

open Monday through

Wednesday from 2 to

10 p.m. and Thursday

through Sunday 11 a.m.

until 10 p.m. To keep up

on what Peak View

Brewing Company is

brewing, check out

their website at

peakviewbrewing.com

and follow them on

Facebook to stay

informed on events taking

place. During the month

of June receive a free 4 oz.

taster when you mention

this article so, come and

taste the offerings from

the one and only brewery

in the Village! GV

JUNE 2019 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


GENERAL INTEREST

OUR NATURAL

environment

WATCH OUT FOR

BABY WILDLIFE

As spring progresses, the chance of encountering newborn

animals such as baby birds, rabbits and deer in backyards or

neighborhoods is very common. According to Colorado

Parks and Wildlife, it’s normal for animals to leave their

young alone while they go search for food. But encountering

newborn wildlife can be an awe-inspiring event and can

trigger emotions causing someone to want to “rescue” what

they think is an animal in distress.

If you encounter one of these wildlife babies who appear to

be unharmed but alone, just observe from a distance and

keep domestic animals and people away. Chances are quite

likely the mother will be back shortly. In many cases,

“rescuing baby wildlife by removing them from the wild is

unnecessary and reduces their chances of survival.

DEER

Newborn animals, like deer,

are often found without any

adult animals nearby, leading

people to believe that the

newborn has been abandoned.

That, however, is typically not

the case. If you find a fawn:

• Mothers normally leave

their babies to feed. They

often return in the late

afternoon or early dusk.

• If the baby looks cold, hungry, diseased, or confused,

or if dogs, other animals, or people threaten its safety,

call 9-1-1.

• Otherwise, leave the baby alone and leave the area.

The mother will not return if people or pets are present.

SQUIRRELS

A baby squirrel has the best chance of survival when it is

cared for by its mother.

Sometimes healthy young

squirrels found on the ground

are not orphans — they simply

need help being reunited with

their mothers. Often, mother

squirrels will “rescue” their

fallen or displaced healthy

babies by carrying them by

the scruff back to the nest.

RABBITS

Baby rabbits leave the nest

when they are three weeks old

and are about the size of a

chipmunk. If you find a

chipmunk-sized but fullyfurred

rabbit with eyes open,

ears erect, and the ability to

hop, they are meant to be on

their own. As small and helpless as they may look, they are

not an orphan and do not need your help.

RACCOONS

Raccoon mothers must

leave their babies

unattended for periods of

time while they travel

around to find food. In

mom raccoon’s absence,

the youngsters sometimes

get in trouble (e.g. fall

out of their nest tree) when they explore outside their nest.

Another reason the raccoon kits may be alone is their family

may have been displaced from their nest, and the mom may

have had to go off exploring for a new den site. And even

when she does find a new den, she can only carry one baby

at a time.

WILDLIFE AND RABIES

If you are assisting young wildlife, it is IMPERATIVE that

you protect yourself and others from being bitten or

scratched. Rabies, a deadly virus, is common in Colorado

and possible exposures to the virus (mammal bites and

scratches) MUST be taken very seriously and handled

properly. If you are bitten or scratched by a wild mammal

IMMEDIATELY wash the wound thoroughly for several

minutes with soap and running water. Then call a doctor for

further advice.

If you, or your dog or cat comes in contact and is bitten or

scratched by a raccoon, skunk, bat, fox or coyote, please

contact Tri-County Health Department at 303-220-9200

and the Greenwood Village Code Enforcement/Animal

Control.

For more information, please call Greenwood Village

Police Department Code Enforcement/Animal Control at

303-773- 2525 or Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

at 303-823-8455 or visit greenwoodwildlife.org. GV

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GENERAL INTEREST

HIGH LINE CANAL

SUMMER

HAPPENINGS

BE A HIGH LINE HERO

— GET INVOLVED!

CARING FOR THE CANAL:

COMMUNITY CLEANUPS

The Conservancy has launched a new

stewardship program “Caring for the

Canal,” a series of community

cleanups to keep the 71-mile corridor

clean and free of litter. Cleanups are

family friendly and all ages are invited

to participate.

Volunteer for an upcoming Canal

cleanup in your community:

• Saturday, June 15,

Green Valley Ranch

• Saturday, July 13, Highlands Ranch

• Saturday, July 27, Aurora

• Saturday, August 10, Centennial

• Saturday, September 7, SE Denver

LOOK FOR THE

CONSERVANCY AT THESE

EVENTS THIS SUMMER

• Green Valley Ranch Day of Beauty

(6/1)

• Centennial Summer Kick Off (6/14)

• Aurora’s Summer in the City (6/19)

• Bike to Work Day — S. Quebec

Way Trailhead (6/26)

• Littleton’s Meet, Greet and Eat

(6/26)

• Highlands Ranch Ice Cream Social

(7/10)

• Greater Greener Conference Bike

Ride (7/19)

• U-Hills Picnic (8/10)

• South by Southeast (8/17)

• Park Hill Home Tour (9/8)

For more details and to register, visit

highlinecanal.org/cleanups. For further

questions on volunteering, email

volunteer@highlinecanal.org.

BOTANIC BIOBLITZES

The Conservancy is teaming up with

naturalists from Denver Botanic

Gardens for a summer exploring the

biodiversity and plants of the High

Line Canal. Volunteer citizen-scientists

are needed to help identify and record

the many plant species that call the

Canal home. Join us to help make new

trail discoveries! To volunteer or

register, email Kent Schnacke:

kent.schnacke@botanicgardens.org.

Bioblitz Training at Denver Botanic

Gardens (8:30-11 a.m.):

Attend one of these trainings to learn

how to be a citizen scientist!

• Saturday, June 29

Bioblitz Dates and Locations

(8-11 a.m.):

Join one or more of these bioblitzes.

• Sat., June 1: deKoevend Park,

Centennial

• Sat., June 8: Eisenhower Park,

Southeast Denver

• Fri., June 28: Writer’s Vista Park,

Littleton

• Sat., July 6: Chatfield State Park,

Douglas County

• Fri., July 12: DeLaney Community

Farm, Aurora

• Tue., July 16: Three Pond Park,

Cherry Hills Village

• Sat., August 3: Del Mar Park,

Aurora

NEW GUIDE TO THE HIGH

LINE CANAL TRAIL —

ARRIVING THIS SUMMER!

Guide to the High Line Canal Trail

Discover the wonders of the 71-mile

historic High Line Canal with the new

Guide to the High Line Canal Trail

slated for release in late summer of

2019. Produced by the High Line

Canal Conservancy, the new trail

guide breaks down the Canal’s 71-mile

linear park into 27 walkable, bikeand

equestrian-friendly segments,

providing navigational tips and

highlights of history and nature for the

enjoyment of all recreational users.

High Line Canal Map

In tandem with the new trail guide, a

user-friendly map will provide trail

users with a beautiful navigational tool

for the High Line Canal’s 71 miles,

highlighting access points, important

landmarks and adjacent trails.

CONNECTING THE CANAL

— A 71-MILE

WALKING ADVENTURE

In partnership with Walk2Connect,

the Conservancy will lead a complete

series of 14 community walks covering

the entire length of the 71-mile High

Line Canal trail. It’s the perfect way to

learn about the Canal’s history, ecology

and significance in the region.

The walks are scheduled on Fridays at

7:30 a.m. starting on June 7 through

October. Join in for all segments or

just one! For details and to register,

visit highlinecanal.org/walk2connect.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY!

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ARTS AND RECREATION

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ARTS AND RECREATION

Schedule Of Events

2-7 p.m. — Carnival rides, art, inflatables,

games, music, interactive fun,

face painting and more . . .

Food Trucks — 3-9 p.m.

LIVE BANDS

6:30 p.m. — The Radio Jazz

8 p.m. — The Radio

Directly following concert — FIREWORKS

Rain Date: Sunday, July 28

Band at 8 p.m. and fireworks directly following.

A special event for the residents of

Greenwood Village

Tickets available online July 1-26 at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/specialevents

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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

ANNOUNCING THE

VILLAGE READ

BOOK FOR 2019

Celebrating its third year, the

Greenwood Village Cultural Arts

Program has once again

partnered with Arapahoe

Libraries to present the “Village

Read.” The idea encourages

adults of all ages to read one

book and participate in

thought-provoking discussions and activities

derived from the chosen book. The goals of the program are

to encourage leisure reading, create community conversations

and bring the community together through literature.

This year the group has chosen the book Rush by Colorado

author Jayme Mansfield. In Rush, Mary, a single mom, tries

to strike her claim in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893. In

competition with desperate homesteaders, ruthless land

seekers and a sheriff determined to see her fail, Mary thrusts

her flag in the dirt to claim 160 acres of her own. But with

that claim, she risks more than

she ever could imagine. Mary

is faced with a past riddled

with loss, hardship and

reminders that a woman isn’t

capable of surviving on her

own. Will Mary’s stubborn

and independent spirit keep

her mired in the past? Or will

she find forgiveness and love

in the wild plains of the

Midwest?

This year’s program will begin

with the Mayor’s Kick Off on

August 1 at 6 p.m. at Koelbel

Libraries. Greenwood Village

Mayor Ron Rakowsky will

interview the author and give

Jayme Mansfield

his insight into this year’s book. Books are available for

purchase or checkout at the Curtis Center for the Art and

Koelbel Library. All events will take palace in August. Check

the Greenwood Village website for a complete listing of

events and activities.

TEEN ART CLASSES

TEEN SUMMER ART STUDIO

If you have a teen who loves art and wants to learn unique

mediums and techniques, this is the summer program for

them!

Day and Time: Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Dates and Projects:

June 17 — Introduction to Comic, Cartoon

and Manga Drawing

June 24 — Teen Pouring Acrylics

July 1 — Comic, Cartoon and Manga Drawing:

Storyboarding Skills

July 8 — Teen Alcohol Inks

July 15 — “Open Space Glass Abstract” Fused Glass Panels

July 22 — Mixed Media Sculptures

July 29 — Mixed Media Altered Books

Fee: $25

Ages: 11 to 16 years old

Instructor: Candace French, Kay Gross,

David Lukens and Maggie Stewart

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

ART CLASSES AT THE CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Greenwood Village’s cultural arts center offers a variety of art classes for preschoolers, children, teens and adults.

We have something for all ages and all artistic levels. Come and create with us!

View our current and upcoming classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts by going to www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For questions or more information about art classes at the Curtis Center call 303-797-1779.

ADULT ART CLASSES

Ages 16 and older with

a 10% senior discount

PAINTING ASPENS

WITH A PALETTE KNIFE

Learn how to use a palette knife to

paint a beautiful aspen landscape.

Day and Date: Saturday, June 15

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Candace French

PORTRAIT PAINTING

This one-day workshop welcomes

beginning and practicing students to

explore the materials and methods of

painting the portrait from a live model.

Day and Date: Saturday, June 22

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: David Lukens

BEGINNING GLASS

SCULPTURE

This is a 4-

hour workshop

designed for

students who

want to learn

the art of fused

glass.

Day and Date:

Saturday,

June 29

Time: 12 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120 (all supplies provided)

Instructor: Kay Gross

ABSTRACT

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

In this workshop students will paint

their own memorable abstract

portrayals of a landscape while

meshing animals and forms of nature

into their own distinctive work of art.

Day and Date: Saturday, July 6

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Christian Dore

DISCOVERING

POLLOCK AND KRASNER

Come and enjoy the beautiful summer

sunsets while painting outside on giant

canvases!

Day and Dates: Mondays,

July 8 through July 29

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $80

Instructor: Maggie Stewart

EXPLORING

ABSTRACT PAINTING

In this exciting and more experimental

painting class, we’ll learn about shapes

values, colors, composition and more

while working abstractly.

Day and Dates: Tuesdays,

July 9 through August 13

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Aimee Deneweth

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ARTS AND RECREATION

FIGURE DRAWING

Learn how to draw the human figure

from a live model using various

techniques and artistic approaches.

Day and Dates: Tuesdays,

July 9 through August 13

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Michael Dowling

EXPLORING

OIL PAINTING

Whether you’re a beginner, a little

rusty or a seasoned painter this

ongoing class will help you paint a

variety of subjects.

Day and Dates: Wednesdays,

July 10 through August 14

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Aimee Deneweth

DRAWING AND

SKETCHING

Begin or develop your drawing skills

through learning proper techniques.

Day and Dates: Wednesdays,

July 10 through August 14

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Rick Brogan

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

In this 8-week class take a once in a

lifetime artistic journey with Christian

Dore as he shows students how to

simplify and break down a landscape

scene or form to make a unique

abstract painting.

Day and Dates: Wednesdays,

July 10 through August 28

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $160

Instructor: Christian Dore

PAINTING BASICS

This class will welcome beginning and

practicing students to explore the

materials and methods of painting the

still life from both observation and

photographic reference.

Day and Dates: Thursdays,

July 11 through August 15

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: David Lukens

EXERCISES FOR

VISUAL TRAINING

Explore and learn the visual elements

of art and how to apply them to your

own work of art through a series of 6

unique hands-on exercises.

Day and Dates: Thursdays,

July 11 through August 15

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Kevin Weckbach

WATERCOLOR

This class is designed for students who

want to learn the art of watercolor

painting.

Day and Dates: Fridays,

July 12 through August 16

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

and 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Rick Brogan

YOUTH ART

CLASSES

PEE WEE ART

Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art

program that introduces preschoolers

to the arts and allows for parents to

assist with their child’s creative process.

Day and Time: Wednesdays,

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dates and Projects:

July 17 — Galaxy Hand Prints

July 31 — Flower Painting

August 7 — Paper Towel Sculptures

August 21 — Van Gogh’s Cat

Fee: $15 for each program

Ages: 3 to 5 years old with adult

Instructor: Lauren Brant

ART IN THE PARK

Make the journey to Silo Park this

summer to create unique hands-on art

projects!

Days and Time: Tuesdays and

Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Available Dates and Projects:

July 2 — Mad Art Mayhem with

Pop Culture Classroom

July 16 — Fan Art Festival with

Pop Culture Classroom

July 18 — Glitter Glue Paintings

Fee: $25 for each program

Ages: 6 to 10 years old

Location: Silo Park

Instructor: Lauren Brant

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LUSTERWARE

ON DISPLAY

AT CITY HALL

Lusterware is a type of pottery

or porcelain with a metallic

glaze that gives the effect of

iridescence, produced by

metallic oxides in an overglaze

finish. Staining glass vessels

with copper and silver

pigments was known from around the 3rd century AD,

although true luster technology probably began sometime

between the 4th and 8th centuries AD.

Lusterware became popular in England during the 19th

century where another sort of metallic lusterware was

created which imparts the appearance of an object of silver,

gold or copper. Wedgwood’s lusterware made in the 1820s

spawned the production of mass quantities of copper and

silver lusterware in England and Wales. Cream pitchers with

appliqué-detailed spouts and meticulously applied handles

were most common. Raised, multicolored patterns

depicting pastoral scenes were also created, and sand was

sometimes incorporated into the glaze to add texture.

In the United States, copper lusterware became popular

because of its lustrousness. Apparently, as gaslights became

available to the rich, the fad was to place groupings of

lusterware on mirror platforms to be used as centerpieces

for dinner parties. Gaslights accentuated their lustrousness.

The lusterware on display through June at Greenwood

Village City Hall comes from a local, private collection.

Most of these pots date back to the mid to late 1800s.

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