Ride along with me on an Aurora Water tour. Look for the article in a recent post on this Villager website.
Denver Water supplies a great deal of water to Arapahoe County, and the next expedition will be the structure and progress of Denver Water, which has been a powerful force for decades. The massive Dillion Dam and Green Mountain Reservoir are part of the Denver inventory. Between Denver Water and Aurora Water, the Front Range water supply is ready to meet the tremendous growth and development in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, at least for now.
Further north, the communities of Fort Collins and Greeley have been leaders in obtaining water for their communities with active water districts and pioneer water engineering, especially the water folks in Greeley who saw fit to lay water lines well in advance of growth and establish strong mountain water rights all the way to Grand Lake along with Horsetooth Dam.
In order to have all of these new apartment complexes and new homes, we must have water. Present and past leadership have done an awesome job of rounding it up for the very dry Eastern Slope.
Greenwood Village is searching for a new city manager with the upcoming retirement of Jim Sanderson, who has done such a stellar job for the city during his long tenure. A lot of talent already exists at Greenwood City Hall, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to have a current staff member be promoted. Time will tell, but it’s great to promote from within an organization and preserve institutional memory. City Council is holding executive sessions to figure it out.
It was a grand opening of the new Cherry Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care next to DeKoevend Park on South University Boulevard, he ribbon cutting and open house last week was first class, matching the ambiance of this new senior housing structure. This is aging the way it should be with first-class residences and care services. A special “thank you” to Valerie Pennock, public-relations director for escorting me around the facility. All of the staff were extremely friendly, and this new community center, located down the street from Cherry Hills Village, in Centennial is a great new addition for quality senior living in the area. See more on page 14.
Customers at First American State Bank can receive a free flu shot for themselves and family members at the bank on two Fridays, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Oct. 13, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call Dawn Whaley at 303-694-6464 to reserve a time slot.
Venerable real estate superstar Edie Marks is observing another birthday with grandchildren.
Remember the prestigious Metropolitan Club in Greenwood Village, located on Orchard Road, developed by John W. Madden and son? There’s a buzz going around the community that the concept is underway again with Madden as the driving force. Good rumor has it that plans for the new proposed club near Fiddler’s Green call for an even larger private business and social club with mountain views and plenty of parking. To learn more, visit Metro-Club.com or call 303-749-0101.
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