Highlands Ranch news in a hurry


Construction firm awarded bid

Lawrence Construction, of western Douglas County, was one of four contractors hired by the Colorado Department of Transportation to assist in repairing eastern Colorado highways and mountain corridors that were damaged by the recent flooding.

Projects in which outside contractors are assisting CDOT and the National Guard will be focused on U.S. 34, State Highways 7 and 72, and numerous roadways to the east, and will be assisted by CDOT engineers and bridge inspectors. Lawrence’s work will consist of road repair in northeastern Colorado as well as on State Highway 72 in Coal Creek Canyon and/or between State Highways 93 and 119.

Erickson announces new director

Louis O. Kiang has been named the director of development for Erickson Living, the manager and developer for Wind Crest Retirement Community in Highlands Ranch. Kiang, who has an MBA in finance and a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Maryland, will play a key role in the company’s future project development, design and management.

Kiang has more than 25 years of experience working with major national banks and real estate development companies. His expertise includes property acquisition and improvement, development and design, and leasing and sales. His prior positions include executive director of BioBat Inc., founding member of Wexford Science and Technology LLC, and senior vice president of Bank of America.

CERT courses scheduled

The Douglas County Office of Emergency Management, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado North Central All-Hazards Region are hosting a four-class Community Emergency Response Training from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the Douglas County government building, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock.

The course is designed to teach volunteers how to help in any emergency situation, man-made or natural, and will focus on first aid, fire safety, search and rescue, terrorism and incident command. The course is free, but one must be willing to commit to attending all four courses. To register, please call 303-660-7589 or email cabbott@dcsheriff.net. Refreshments will be served during the class sessions. 


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