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More than 600 community partners, civic leaders, committed educators and passionate parents are coming together to celebrate the achievements of our students and teachers. The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation (CCSF) will host the 6th Annual Invest in Success Gala – A Night to Ignite Education, Mar. 5, 2020 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Denver Marriott Tech Center located at 4900 S. Syracuse St., in Denver. This is the largest fundraising event to benefit Cherry Creek School District’s teachers and students.
The evening will be filled with delectable drinks, scrumptious bites, a jaw dropping live and silent auction, and stellar performances from Cherry Creek students.
This year’s theme looks to the future and will highlight some of the groundbreaking approaches to education underway across the District. At the event, take a walk down ‘Innovation Avenue’ to see projects from some of the first students from the newly opened Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC) – a stand-alone college and career preparedness facility with curriculum rooted in real-world skills and trade certifications ranging from the computer sciences to aviation to health care services.
“We are so excited to celebrate and share the work that our teachers and students are doing”, says Jill Henden, Executive Director of CCSF. “We are constantly amazed by the dedication and creativity of our teachers and how they help propel our students forward. Seeing our community come out to rally behind that is very special.”
Over the past 26 years, the Foundation has raised and distributed more than $9 million dollars to support programs that impact student achievement, benefiting teachers and students from preschool to high school, across the Cherry Creek School District.
Tickets are $150, with proceeds benefiting the Cherry Creek School Foundation.
Discover sponsorship opportunities and purchase tickets at: https://ccsdfoundation.org/gala.html
It had been quite a long stretch since popular speaker Dan Caplis had addressed members and guests of Cherry Creek Republican Women (CCRW) and he received a warm welcome back. The proud graduate of the University of Colorado, who was a Democrat in his early years, was president of the student body at CU. CCRW has initiated a new format featuring a candidate of the month. This month highlighted John Kellner who is a candidate for District Attorney, 18th Judicial District. Coincidentally, Kellner was also president of the student body when he was at CU.
Caplis has been practicing law since 1983, is a respected trial attorney and is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Caplis. In addition, he has enjoyed decades of success as a legal analyst and commentator via the airwaves. Currently, he is the host of The Dan Caplis Show on 630 KHOW, drive time from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. He prides himself on treating callers to the station during his show with respect. “Republican ideas actually work,” said Caplis about his topic “Path to Victory.” “We lose to the stereotype of the party rather than the issues.”
Recognizing the best in the Denver metro area, 18 organizations have been named as finalists for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Awards, presented by BOK Financial.
Awards are given in the categories of minority or woman-owned business, small business, start-up business and small and large nonprofit – and new this year: disruptor, honoring organizations that are changing the way we do business through innovation and creative problem solving, from sustainable practices to social responsibility to breakthrough technology. Winners will be named live at the Business Awards on April 24 at Infinity Park.
“Each year, we’re thrilled to honor the best in business, and this year’s Business Awards finalists are no exception,” said Chamber President and CEO Kelly Brough. “These organizations not only create great jobs but they and their teams shape our community.”
Disruptor of the YearAT&T, RK and Teatulia Organic Teas Award sponsored by Danone North America
Minority or Woman-owned Business of the Year
Aim High Chiropractic, Novitas Communications and Workplace Resource
Award sponsored by Xcel Energy
Small Business of the Year
Bespoke Event Group, Core Contractors, Roofing Systems and YellowDog Denver
Award sponsored by Transworld Business Advisors
Start-Up Business of the Year Cliexa, Emerge Professional Services and Urban Solution GroupAward sponsored by Emergenetics International
Small Nonprofit of the Year: Heart & Hand Center, Project Helping and WeeCycle
Large Nonprofit of the Year Denver Scholarship Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and Metro CaringAward sponsored by Fireside Production
For more than 150 years, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has been a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. With a membership that spans the state and includes thousands of businesses and their 400,000 employees, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses. For more information, go to denverchamber.org.
Colorado Army National ski and winter training was held in Vail, Colorado, Feb. 14-17.
This training enhanced the Soldiers’ mountain skills while honoring Colorado as the original home of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division.
“Testing our warriors’ skills in a winter environment is critical to their readiness,” The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Loh said. “We’re also following a proud legacy of service handed down by our 10th Mountain veterans who first trained in Colorado.”
Many 10th Mountain veterans returned to Colorado following World War II and laid the foundations of Colorado’s ski industry.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Riva Ridge in Italy, where 10th Mountain Soldiers defeated Nazi forces on the slopes of the northern Apennine Mountains.
Additionally the CONG’s 157th Infantry is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau labor camp led by CONG U.S. Army Lt. Col. Felix Sparks.
A COARNG UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter used for mountain search and rescue and other domestic operations landed on Vail Mountain and was open to the public for viewing. The public had the opportunity to view other equipment including a Small Unit Support Vehicle and a High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, a Special Forces all-terrain utility vehicle, and other team and individual military equipment used in high-altitude military and rescue operations also, built snow caves, and demonstrated the CONG’s mountain infantry capabilities. Soldiers also participated in a tribute parade and hosted a military ski race, both in Vail.
BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER
After the March 3 presidential primary is in the books, Coloradans who actively participate in grass-roots party politics will get down to the important business of lining up candidates for all the other elective offices on the ballot this Nov. 3.
On March 7, any Coloradan who is a registered Democrat or a Republican will have the opportunity to gather with fellow party members at 3,133 individual neighborhood precinct caucuses to begin the process that will lead to the choosing of candidates for United States Senator (only the Democrats; Republicans are sticking with incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner), United States House of Representatives, state legislature, district attorney, state board of education, and University of Colorado Board of Regents, along with national party representatives. Participants will also consider questions about party platforms for the national conventions to be held this summer. 17-year-olds who will be 18 before Nov. 3 may participate in caucuses as long as they’ve already registered to vote.
Voters can get information on what precinct they live in and where their Democratic or Republican caucus meetings are being held on their party’s website. Republicans should go to caucuses.cologop.org. Democrats can find out what they need to know at coloradodems.org. Unaffiliated voters cannot participate.
At the March 7 caucuses, those voters who show up will choose precinct leaders and delegates to the county and district assemblies. The county assemblies will elect county candidates for the June 30 primary election and delegates to the state assembly and the congressional district assembly. District assemblies will do the heavy lifting, identifying primary candidates for the legislature, the Congress, the CU board of regents, state board of education and district attorney. Delegates to the national party conventions are also designated there and formally elected at the state assembly, which is reserved for statewide offices and national questions. The only statewide office on the 2020 ballot in Colorado is U.S. Senator and only one party, the Democrats, has a competitive race for that seat.
After county and district assemblies have done their work, the parties will hold their state assemblies on April 18. Republicans will gather at the FirstBank Center in Broomfield. Democrats will hold their state convention at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
A spot on the June 30 primary ballot can be won by obtaining at least 30 percent of the support of state assembly delegates or gathering the required number of voter signatures on petitions circulated. The number required and where they come from depends upon the office being sought.
Next on the agenda will be the national conventions. Democrats, who seem like they will have the more interesting gathering at this point, will meet from July 13-16 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI. Republicans will assemble to nominate President Trump and Vice-President Pence for a second term on August 24-27 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.
The long list of Democrats who are seeking a spot on the Democratic primary ballot for United States Senate are former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, former Governor John Hickenlooper, non-profit leader Lorena Garcia, scientist Trish Zornio, CU Colorado Springs professor of women’s and ethnic studies Stephanie Rose Spaulding, environmental activist and psychologist Diana Bray, Open Door Ministries founder Michelle Ferrigno Warren, and DU professor and homeland security consultant David Goldfischer. Two others, Critter Melton and Erik Underwood, have also announced their intentions to run. Only Romanoff and Hickenlooper have held previous elective offices.
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When Neel and Katya Duncan were looking for a home to purchase, they found 2 Borealis Way in what they felt was an ideal state. Designed by architect C. Steven Goerges, the main structural elements were complete, rooms were defined, rough plumbing and electrical were finished, and all windows and doors were installed. The floors were bare concrete, there were no plumbing fixtures and no kitchen cabinets or countertops. This interior work scared away most buyers but what others saw as negatives, the Duncans saw as positives.
Katya: “When we walked into the open, sunlit space, feeling as if the vibrant nature outside was literally in our laps, we were speechless.
We felt like we’d discovered an amazing opportunity to take a brilliant concept and make it our own.”
The two-story, concrete and steel structure uses elements of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” design to create a comfortable, contemporary home. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring natural light indoors, and all of the rooms on the south side of the open floor plan have stunning Pikes Peak views.
Neel: “Structurally this home amazed us. As an engineer I could appreciate how each vertical structural element is supported by a very deep column. The original builder also brilliantly used ladder trusses and cantilever design to suspend the roof, as well as dramatic exterior elements such as concrete patios that jet out into the natural surroundings.”
The home is a fascinating balance of dramatic and airy. As you ascend the staircase to the main level, you get an immediate view of the soaring, protected, outdoor hillside that fills the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Katya: “Our home is a retreat. We like to entertain, and find that when we invite people over, they never want to leave.”
LIV Sotheby’s broker Stacie Chadwick saw an incredible opportunity to showcase this unique property to the world when she won the listing. “It’s an honor to represent such a stunning home,” says Chadwick. “There’s not another like it on the Front Range and it truly sets its own course in the market.” A national award-winning writer, she created the press release outlining the unique features and backstory of this remarkable home and engaged the talented LIV Sotheby’s marketing and PR team to help.
LIV Sotheby’s connected the owners to the Wall Street Journal, and after winning House of the Day and then House of the Week, 2 Borealis Way was nominated, by readership voting, as House of the Year. Fifty homes across the country were nominated for this coveted award, and after online voting was complete, 2 Borealis Way finished 3rd in the country.
“This is a singular accomplishment, but it’s not surprising,” says Chadwick. “When you combine such a distinctive home with creative marketing and the most powerful real estate brand in Colorado, great things happen.”
Offered at $2,650,000, you can see more of this amazing home at www.2borealis way.com or you may contact Stacie Chadwick or co-broker Laurie Brennan for a showing. If you’d like to strategize about how to best maximize exposure when selling your home, please contact Stacie Chadwick at 303.829.4713.
U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding a federal judge’s ruling allowing the T-Mobile and Sprint merger to proceed: “I’ve been championing support for this merger at the federal level because Colorado would be home to the nation’s next major wireless carrier – bringing thousands more jobs to our state. DISH is ready to build a nationwide network and I will continue to support a successful merger,” said Senator Gardner.
In October 2019, Gardner issued a statement in support of the Colorado Attorney General office’s announcement that it would support the T-Mobile and Sprint merger.
Gardner issued a statement in July 2019 praising the settlement by the Department of Justice with T-Mobile and Sprint in their proposed merger.
18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler is pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 Spring Citizens Academy.
This free, seven-week academy will be held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 8 to May 20 in the Douglas County office, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock.
Each of the seven classes explores the role of various members of the office. The academy gives students an in-depth look at what happens between the time someone is arrested, all the way through trial and conviction.
Attendees will explore the different functions of the specialized units within the District Attorney’s Office, including but not limited to the Special Victims Unit, Economic Crimes Unit, Cold Case Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, County Court and Juvenile Justice. Students also will have the chance to learn the intricacies of a jury trial.
Limited spaces are available. Preference will be given to applicants who live in the 18th Judicial District and are first-time attendees. Participants must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and pass a criminal background check to be considered for attendance. Members of the media and family members of employees are welcome to apply.
The application is on the office web site:
The deadline for applications is March 6, 2020.
Please submit the completed application in one of the following ways:
Via U.S. mail: Alejandra Flores, Office of the District Attorney – 18th Judicial District, 6450 S Revere Parkway, Centennial CO 80111
Via email: email@example.com
Via fax: 720 874-8790
Once the academy is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Attendees will be notified of their acceptance in the academy no later than March 25, 2020.
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