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GV Arts and Humanities Council plans $97K Cultural Arts Program for 2022

Last spring, the volunteer Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council (AHC) developed a comprehensive survey to find out what types of cultural arts activities GV residents were most interested in. It was sent to all GV households; 713 responses were received. Some of the comments residents made on their surveys included, ““The Curtis Center is …

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Update on Quincy Farm and the Cherry Hills Land Preserve

After several stops and starts, Cherry Hills Village decided during the summer that it would not consider transferring the title to Quincy Farm (QF), the 17.5-acre property at 4400 E. Quincy Avenue that was formerly a working farm, bequeathed to CHV in 2016 by Catherine “Cat” Anderson. As a result, the Cherry Hills Land Preserve …

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FEMA program to reimburse funeral expenses for families of COVID-19 victims remains open

The United States Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) is asking that all Americans be reminded that the federally funded financial assistance for funeral expenses for COVID-19 victims remains open and available.  This program is for families of those who died as a result of contracting COVID—19. To be eligible for reimbursement, family members must have …

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Masks are now required in indoor spaces in Arapahoe County

Although Governor Polis has focused on finding 500 additional hospital beds for use in our state’s acute care hospitals rather than instituting a statewide mask order, on November 22, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), representing Arapahoe and Adams counties, voted five to one to require the wearing of masks in most indoor settings effective “November 24, …

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Federal government announces $10 million grant to Colorado for travel, tourism and outdoor recreation

On November 8, the United States Department of Commerce announced that Colorado has been granted $9,683,928 to accelerate travel, tourism and outdoor recreation. The grant is targeted at helping businesses in these industries recover from the hard-hitting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide, grants totaling $314 million were awarded. According to the Commerce Department, “These …

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Colorado Supreme Court Approves the Final Legislative Plan

Monday,  Nov. 15,  the Colorado Supreme Court approved the final state house and state senate plans. The decision can be viewed at https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2021/21SA305.pdf. According to the Colorado Constitution, the plans will be filed with the Secretary of State no later than Dec. 29, 2021. “Coloradans voted for Amendment Y and Z and the commissioners and …

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Colorado Supreme Court approves legislative redistricting plan

On November 15, the Colorado Supreme Court said, in a ruling written by Justice Richard Gabriel regarding the plan submitted by the Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission, “The Commission did not abuse its discretion in applying the criteria set forth (in) the Colorado Constitution…The court thus approves the Plans and orders the Commission to file those …

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Adams County Commissioners sue County Treasurer for information and records

The Villager doesn’t usually report on internal issues in other areas of metro Denver but recent events in Adams County are so unusual we decided to make an exception.  On October 28, the five members of the Adams County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) filed a lawsuit in Adams County District Court against the elected …

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What the Census Bureau says about housing and people in Greenwood Village, Centennial and Littleton

Housing In the October 14 issue of The Villager, we wrote about how Greenwood Village categorized its housing inventory that has led to city officials describing their city as having “more multi-family housing than Denver.” An official from another branch of government suggested we look at the U.S. Census Bureau’s data. According to the Census …

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Congressional redistricting in Colorado is signed, sealed and delivered

On November 1, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling stating its finding that the Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission acted lawfully and “did not abuse its direction in applying the substantive criteria set forth in Article V Section 44.3 of the Colorado Constitution in adopting the plan. The court therefore approves the plan and …

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