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Fly’n B House discussion set

The Highlands Ranch Metro District is hosting a public open house from 3-8 p.m. March 6 at the Metro District office building, 62 W. Plaza Drive, to discuss the future of the 107-year-old Fly’n B House which sits just south of Plaza Drive in the northwest corner of Highlands Ranch.

The house and surrounding 20 acres were conveyed to the Metro District in 2006 by Erickson Living. Options for the house – which has been vacant since 2004 – range from minor renovation and restoration to full restoration to put it on par with historical standard requirements to demolition.

If you are unable to attend the open house you may submit comments by March 22 to Carrie Ward, director of parks, recreation and open space, by calling 303-791-2710, emailing cward@highlandsranch.org or writing into her C/O Highlands Ranch Metro District at 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch, 80129.

Host families sought for athletes

The Denver Cougars, an elite summer collegiate baseball team that practices at Highlands Ranch High School and plays its home games at Double Angel Baseball Field in Parker, is seeking host families to house ballplayers from June 1- Aug. 1.

The club will have college ballplayers coming in from all over the country to participate in the Rocky Mountain Baseball League. The “home away from home” experience the athletes require from host families includes having a place to sleep as well as being fed from time to time. One of the perks of the program is that the athlete becomes part of the family for the summer and can be a positive role model on young children, especially those who may someday wish to play baseball at a higher level. Host families also get to attend Cougars games for free, including NBC World Series Tournament games that are played in Wichita, Kan. in August.

For more information on the club, please visit www.DenverCougars.org. To inquire about hosting a player, contact general manager Mark Cerullo at 303-725-1125 or by email at DenverCougars@msn.com.

I-25 information on CDOT app

The Colorado Department of Transportation launched CDOT Mobile this past week, a free smartphone application that provides real-time information such as highway conditions and traffic information.

The interface provides speeds, road conditions, road closures, construction activities and feeds from CDOT’s closed-circuit television cameras for the I-25 corridor between Colorado Springs to the south and C-470 to the north. It also allows travelers to select and save their “favorites,” providing ready access to travel times for their regular commuting route.

To download CDOT Mobile, text “CDOT” to 25827, go to www.cotrip.mobi or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store. To access the I-25 interface just scroll down and on click on the “Check Out I-25” tab.