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Volleyball scores for Red Cross

The Mountain Vista volleyball team topped Rock Canyon 3-0 Sept. 17, but the big winner was the American Red Cross.

The Golden Eagles’ volleyball program hosted a bake sale at the game, netting $804 in proceeds, which was then handed over to the Colorado chapter of the American Red Cross to assist with flood relief efforts.

Cone zone in Ranch

The second phase of concrete work is underway in areas of Highlands Ranch, and while some work is already concluded, all jobs are expected to be wrapped up by Nov. 1.

Concrete work on Highlands Ranch Parkway, between Burntwood and Fairview, is expected to span Sept. 26-Oct. 8; concrete work on Lucent Boulevard, between C-470 and Broadway, is anticipated to occur between Oct. 9 and 21; and concrete work on Plaza Drive between Broadway and Lucent is planned for Oct. 22 and Nov. 1.

For more information on other Highlands Ranch construction projects or regular updates, please visit and search Highlands Ranch transportation. Drivers can also receive weekly updates on various projects by tuning into 1620 AM.

Foundation welcomes trustees

Highlands Ranch residents Renee Anderson and Sharyn Landis were both recently appointed as trustees to the Highlands Ranch Park and Recreation Foundation. The foundation works in partnership with the Highlands Ranch Metro District to support local parks, recreation and open space projects and programs.

Anderson has lived in Highlands Ranch for 22 years, while Landis has lived in the community for 19 years. The two join Roy Mapp, president, Bob Epstein, vice president, Lucy Dietrich, secretary, and Gary Herbella on the board. The foundation continues to seek additional community-minded individuals interested in volunteering on its board.

Candidates should be able to devote eight to 10 hours a month to the foundation. Individuals interested in serving on the foundation’s board should contact Carrie Ward at or 720-240-5950.

Children’s Festival coming up

The third annual International Children’s Festival will be from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. A celebration of traditional Eastern European culture, foods and more, the day will be highlighted by Russian music, ballet, dance, soccer and more.

The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Russian-speaking community of Colorado.

Indoor garage sale on horizon

Attention bargain hunters. The Highlands Ranch Community Association is hosting an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch.

Admission is free for the event, where attendees will find one-of-a-kind items and also have the opportunity to sell treasures of their own. For those interested in purchasing a booth to set up their wares, pre-registration is required. Applications can be found at

A day in the life of a deputy

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications through Oct. 15 for its annual one-day Citizen Academy to be held Nov. 6 at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center, 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock.

The purpose of the academy is to provide an opportunity for Douglas County citizens to become better informed about the duties, responsibilities and structure of the sheriff’s office. Topics to be presented include administrative operations, patrol functions, detention operations, investigations, professional standards, support services, special teams, and the community safety volunteer and victims’ assistance programs. There will also be a tour of the training facility, shooting range and jail.

Space is limited and a background check will be conducted on all applicants. Applications are available at For more information, contact Leeta McClard at or 303-660-7511. 


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