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Former Highlands Ranch students die in avalanche

Highlands Ranch High School graduate Chris Peters and former HRHS student Joe Timlin were among the four snowboarders and a skier who were killed in a backcountry avalanche April 20 at Loveland Pass.

Peters, 32, who earned a degree at Metro State, was a current resident of Lakewood and an engineer by trade. A celebration of life was held in his memory April 27 in Lakewood, where his parents also resided.

Timlin, 32, was a resident of Gypsum and worked as a sales representative for YES Snowboards. A funeral service was held April 26 in Vail.

Also killed in the avalanche were Ryan Novak, 33, and Ian Lamphere, 36, of Crested Butte, as well as California native Rick Gaukel, 33.

Farmers market returns

The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Farmers’ and Street Market is returning to Town Center South for the season May 5. The open-air market features fresh fruits, vegetables, sauces, pastas, breads, flowers, jewelry, and numerous other unique items and vendors.

The market will be open from 10 a.m-2 p.m. every Sunday from May 5-Oct. 27 at 9288 Dorchester St., in Town Center South.

Gardening assistance available

Colorado State University Extension master gardeners are available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling 720-733-6935 to provide assistance and answer questions from local residents.

CSU Extension master gardeners are committed to using horticulture to empower gardeners, develop partnerships, and build stronger communities through education and outreach. Visit www.extension.colostate.edu/douglas/mast/mast.shtml for more information, or send an email with questions to mgardenr@douglas.co.us.

E-recycle and shred on May 5

The Highlands Ranch Community Association hosts an electronics recycling and paper-shredding event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5 at Town Center North, near the corner of Highlands Ranch Parkway and Lucent Boulevard.

There is a suggested donation of $20 to benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund and the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association. There is an additional charge to recycle televisions, $20 for small sets and $40 for large ones.

For event status during inclement weather, call 303-471-8888. The event is part of Love in Action Community Service Day in conjunction with Cherry Hills Community Church.

Imagination Expo set for school

The third annual Northridge Elementary School Imagination Expo, 8-10 p.m. May 10 at the school, will feature the best in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

With a theme of “Technology is Magic” this year’s expo is targeted at families of all ages from throughout the community and will feature special activities for children in grades K-6. There will be a Glow Mania Room, Lego Mania Room, and Garden Mania Room as well as a paper airplane contest.

In addition to projects on display, there will be face painting, balloon twisting, Red Cross safety training and special appearances by Olympic athletes. Food will also be available for purchase. The expo’s intent is to demonstrate to all how imagination can fuel a career, hobby or future invention.

Northridge Elementary is at 555 Southpark Road. Overflow parking will be available at Northridge Recreation Center, 8801 S. Broadway in Highlands Ranch. For more information, contact the school at 303-387-6525.

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