HRCA Delegate Update June 2015
Did you know Highlands Ranch has a Chamber of Commerce even though we are not an incorporated city? If you are interested in the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce, go to www.highlandsranchchamber.org
Visit the 2015 art objects in the Art Encounters exhibits in public areas around Douglas County. To see a map of the sculptures, go to www.douglas.co.us/artencounters/. And, thanks to our resident artist, Larry Perkins, for spearheading Art Encounters.
The Highlands Ranch Metro District update:
Emerald Ash Borer Traps - The Forestry staff coordinated with the U.S. department of Agriculture (USDA) in setting attractant traps to detect if the Emerald Ash Borer has moved from Boulder County into the Highlands Ranch area. The purple traps are placed in predetermined grids established by the USDA.
Highlands Ranch Park and Recreation Foundation - grant proposals were approved to fund lighting improvements at the Veterans Monument by the library and for equipment for a new Douglas County Sheriff bike patrol, which will be out in the community in parks and on trails.
Pickleball Courts - new Pickleball courts at Tanks Park will open Monday, June 29 at 4pm-6pm.
The Douglas County Sheriff Department has selected two sites for additional emergency cell communications. Neither site will be in the HRCA Back Country as originally proposed. The sites will be on an existing tower at C470 & Colorado Blvd and one in a new park in a Town Center development area.
The HRCA budget process will begin in August. The Board directives anticipate assessments will increase no more than CPI.
A new Encore Chorus for seniors will start rehearsals at Southridge in September and perform in December. If you are interested, go to www.hrcaonline.org for more information.
Mark Giebel of the Highlands Ranch Backcountry made a presentation about current activities. The annual Elk banquet will be held in July. Hunters interested in elk licenses can register for the drawing online at www.hrcaonline.org . Birthday parties for kids, including with Belle & Buster the HRCA horses, can also be scheduled through HRCA.
Activities Calendar (go to www.hrcaonline.org for full details)
Jun 20 Classic Car Show, Cherry Hills Community Church, 10am-2pm, music, food
Jun 26 Culture on the Green - Boulder Brass, Civic Green Park, 6:30-8pm, free
Jun 27 BBQ 101 Class, Southridge Auditorium, 5:30-7:30pm, $15 advance, learn the basics from Whole Foods & Lone Tree Brewing Co
Jul 4 Fourth of July celebrations: 5K run/walk, parades, games, hay rides, face painting, concerts, Fireman's Challenge, pet adoption fair, hot dog eating contest, fireworks
Aug 29 Farm to Table Dinner, Backcountry, sponsored by Whole Foods and Davidson's Liquors, $100, benefit for Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs