E-470 Public Highway Authority is a 75-mph tollway that forms a 47-mile semi-circular beltway around the eastern edge of the Denver metropolitan area. The tollway provides access to Denver International Airport and connects in the south to the I-25/C-470 interchange in Douglas County, and runs to the I-25/Northwest Parkway interchange (a current client) in Adams County to the north.
Terracare has had a relationship with the Authority since the inception of the tollway and is the current roadside mowing provider. At the beginning of the year, E-470 began the process of selecting a new snow provider. Through this relationship with E-470, Terracare is excited to announce that we will be expanding our services to the Authority and will be their snow provider for the next 10 years with the potential for an additional 10 years!
The combination of E-470 and the Northwest Parkway interchange means that Terracare will be providing snow maintenance for over half of the loop around the Denver Metro area! We are looking forward to providing safe and clear roads for the next 10 years!
New branch will feature video banking to offer innovative convenience and flexibility with a personal touch for on-the-go customers
Denver Tech Center branch opening gives clients access to a total of 21 locations in the Denver area
DENVER, Colo. (November 12, 2019) — Academy Bank, a full-service community bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corp., today announces the opening of its newest retail banking center in Denver, Colorado. The new branch — located in the Denver Tech Center at 8480 East Orchard Road – — expands Academy Bank’s footprint in Denver providing clients with a total of 21 locations in the metro area.
“Academy Bank’s new retail branch in the Denver Tech Center expands our new concept in community banking and is key to our growing presence both in Denver and throughout Colorado,” said Bret Duston, Director of Commercial Banking for Academy Bank.
The Denver Tech Center retail banking center comprises 6,322 square feet of office space for retail, commercial banking, mortgage and treasury management and offers a full range of personal, business and commercial banking services. In addition, it offers three community conference rooms and comfortable workspaces with free WiFi that can be reserved at no charge by area businesses and organizations.
Together with Smart ATM and mobile services for personal and business customers, Academy Bank’s Denver retail banking center will offer Interactive Teller Machine video banking inside the bank by the end of the year. This innovative and convenient Interactive Teller Machine video banking technology offers personal face-to-face service. With the touch of a screen, customers can speak with a Video Banker to help with most banking services.
“Our customers live an on-the-go lifestyle. That’s why Academy Bank is not your ordinary banking experience,” said Duston. “We’re proud to bring the latest innovations in community banking to Denver with high-tech services to make banking convenient and flexible, yet personal.”
With this latest branch opening, Academy Bank has $3 billion in assets and a total of 34 branch locations in Colorado.
Grand Opening Partnerships
To celebrate the grand opening of its new Denver Tech Center branch and introduce itself to the local community, Academy Bank is partnering with neighborhood retailers — including Illegal Pete’s, Pizza Republica and Top Golf — to sponsor 3-days of “freebies,” on November 12, 14 & 15. Details are available at https://www.academybank.com/come-celebrate-denver-tech-center-grand-opening-week
About Academy Bank
Academy Bank is a full-service commercial bank with $3 billion in assets and over 81 branch locations in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. Academy Bank provides a wide range of financial solutions for business and individuals, including commercial and business banking, treasury management and mortgage services. Academy Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, a $2.5 billion bank holding company headquartered in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Academy Bank’s sister bank, Armed Forces Bank, proudly serves active and retired military and civilian clients around the world from 37 branches in 15 states. For more, visit www.academybank.com
Lone Tree, CO (November 11, 2019) – Park Meadows is the regional destination for the ultimate holiday outing this season bringing shoppers holiday cheer. With fabulous stores, great dining and a magical atmosphere guests will have a reason to be merry and bright as they enjoy a culmination of exciting experiences for the entire family. The largest enclosed shopping center in the state will celebrate the holiday season with 3-D holiday lights, Santa’s Winter Wonderland, visits with the jolly man himself, special Santa photo opportunities, free parking and so much more. Add more than 200 amazing stores and 14 full-service restaurants to the holiday mix and you now know why
they call Park Meadows, Colorado’s Only Retail Resort.
“We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with our guests and offering them a plethora of stores where they will find gifts to satisfy anyone’s wish list,” says Pam Kelly, Senior General Manager. “Park Meadows is committed to providing a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that is truly memorable and enjoyable for our visitors in a distinctly Colorado environment.”
Highlights for the holiday season at Park Meadows will include:
Colorado’s Largest and Best Shopping
Park Meadows makes gift giving easy thanks to over 200 stores and restaurants that can be found under one roof in the largest enclosed shopping center in the state. The retail resort is a top holiday shopping destination in Colorado offering shoppers exclusive stores, an amazing array of options and great deals from now to the New Year. Colorado’s largest Nordstrom and Apple store call Park Meadows home along with newer additions such as Travis Mathew, Tumi, Aksels, Aerie, Free People, Peloton, Amazon 4Star, Fogo de Chão, Edo Higan Sushi & Stone, Like Tea and G-que Barbeque. Market exclusives include Travis Mathew, Amazon 4Star, Nespresso, Sundance, Soft Surroundings, L.L. Bean, American Girl, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, Seasons 52, White Chocolate Grill and more! Park Meadows boasts a dynamic shopping experience with the perfect balance of stores and restaurants to accommodate everyone on your holiday shopping list.
3-D Magic: through December 24
The magic begins with a surprise for your eyes when visitors put on their fun 3-D specs and experience the twinkling lights found throughout the shopping center. Lights come to life with holographic glasses that transform the beautiful Christmas lights into snowflakes, candy canes, or little Santas. The holiday spirit comes alive with this fun enhancement that adds to the already festive atmosphere of gorgeous garland, warm fireplaces, twinkling lights and Colorado-inspired architecture.
Santa’s Winter Wonderland: through December 24
True holiday magic will take place throughout Santa’s Winter Wonderland located in the Dillard’s Court. Guests experience wonder and delight as they stroll through the giant Christmas tree and take in the sights and sounds with Santa’s sleigh, woodland snowmen, festive reindeer, custom costumes and interactive elements. Good little boys and girls will enjoy holiday cartoons broadcasted from Santa’s sleigh and the Snow Princess balloon entertainment on select days while waiting in line to share their wishes with St. Nick, making the retail resort the next best thing to actually visiting the North Pole.
Special Santa Pet Photo Nights
Park Meadows offers guests special photo opportunities with their furry friends and Santa on designated Mondays throughout the holiday season from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
For interviews and live tapings at Park Meadows, please contact:
Pam Kelly at [email protected] or 303.792.2999
As one of the country’s leading energy providers, Xcel Energy is dedicated to supplying cleaner energy to the customers and communities it serves. The utility has been at the forefront of renewable energy for years and continues to pioneer the movement.
Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon emissions by 35 percent. And in December of last year, Xcel Energy became the first major U.S. electric company to announce a bold vision to produce carbon-free electricity for all of its customers by 2050. At the same time, it announced a new interim target to cost effectively reduce carbon emissions 80 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030.
“Our customers’ expectations are changing,” says Tom Henley, Xcel Energy Area Manager. “They not only want affordable, reliable energy, but they also want more control over their energy use and choice in how their energy is produced. It’s our goal to offer innovative solutions that help customers meet their priorities around clean energy and the environment.”
This includes offering a range of renewable energy programs —like WindSource, Solar*Rewards, and Renewable*Connect —that make it possible for customers to choose the personal energy options for their home or business that best suit their individual needs and interests.
The Colorado Energy Plan is another one of the proactive strategies Xcel Energy is taking to lower costs for customers, while, at the same time, grow the state’s renewable and clean energy resources. The Plan is a roadmap to greatly expand renewable energy, add industry-leading amounts of large-scale battery storage, further slash carbon emissions, and stimulate the region’s economy with new infrastructure, jobs and investments.
Xcel Energy took its clean energy strategy to another level in 2017 by proposing the largest multi-state wind investment in the country — a dozen wind farms in seven states. Xcel Energy will become the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind capacity once all the projects are installed. Its Rush Creek Wind Farm, located on the eastern plains of Colorado, is the latest addition to its wind portfolio and is now providing the lowest-cost wind power on the state’s system.
“The significant wind and solar resources right here in our backyard and advances in technology have fundamentally changed the way we operate,” adds Henley. “We are proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to partnering with customers on this exciting journey ahead.”
Parents often wonder; if their children are getting enough exercise and what are the recommended amounts? The World Health Organization (WHO), recommends 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily. So what does this mean for our children and how do we meet these requirements?
According to “KidsHealth.org” There are 3 elements of exercise; these include endurance, strength and flexibility. Children naturally work on all 3 elements when they play.
• Endurance happens when kids play tag and chase each other
• Strength results from children play on the monkey bars
• Flexibility occurs when kids practice the splits or bend down to tie their shoes.For children to get exposure to all 3 elements; parents should encourage children to do a variety of activities. This doesn’t mean that your child has to hit the gym to lift weights, or run on the treadmill or even join a sports team. There are plenty of activities that children can do to meet these needs while having fun and fun is the best way for kids to exercise.
Even experts in Youth fitness agree that children should be exposed to a wide variety of activities to ensure proper development. According to Michael Piercy, MS, CSCS founder of “The Lab” and recognized Youth Fitness Specialist; he built a program around the belief that there are various developmental stages that children go through. Activities should be based on the developmental stage and following this plan will ensure that your child develops to the best of their potential.
• Movement Fundamentals (2 -5 years of age) which include:
-Basic balancing, rolling and running
• Initiation and Discovery ( 6 -10 years of age) which consists of:
-Running, jumping, catching, batting,
• Athletic Formation/Development (11-14 years of age). This includes:
-Advanced eye/hand coordination, advanced spacial orientation
• Application/Specialization (15-18 years of age) in compasses:
– Skill perfection, Complex spatial awareness, balance control and body awareness
• Elite Performance (19+)So let’s go back to basics and make sure our kids run, jump, play on the playground, ride their bikes and act like kids. It turns out these basics are the best way for our children to get the proper amount of exercise and meet the recommended guidelines.
Bundle up, bring your friends and family and join the fun! Enjoy performances by the Denver Ballet, the Spotlight Performing Arts Center and local school choir groups. Santa will be in attendance so bring your wish list and camera to take a photo! Get into the holiday spirit with free cookies, hot cocoa and festive lights in Centennial Center Park!
Saturday, November 16
3- 5 p.m.
Centennial Center Park Amphitheater (north end of park)
13050 E. Peakview Avenue
Seating is limited so feel free to bring a chair.
Don’t forget to bring your own camera if you want photos with Santa!
Thank you to participating schools: Homestead Elementary, Peabody Elementary, Peakview Elementary, Sandburg Elementary and Newton Middle School.
Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Jacobs and Terracare Associates; our Bronze Sponsors: Damy McDaniels State Farm, Renewal by Andersen, Topgolf, The Learning Center, United Martial Arts Center; Community Partner: Centennial Medical Plaza and media sponsor Colorado Community Media.
Dig out your decorations and show your holiday spirit! Keep Englewood Beautiful announces its Annual Holiday Decorating Event. Englewood residents and businesses are invited to display holiday lights from December 1 to January 7.
Decorating displays will be judged on December 10 between 6pm and 10pm. Awards on artistic effect, craftsmanship, and originality, will be announced at the Englewood City Council meeting on January 6, 2019.
All entries must be returned to Keep Englewood Beautiful by Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
Entry Form and Rules
For additional information, email [email protected]
Centennial has been recognized as the safest city in Colorado and number 43 in the nation by 24/7 Wall Street. No other Colorado cities made the list. The 50 safest U.S. cities were identified by violent crime rates in cities with at least 100,000 people from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. The total number and the rates of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, which are included in the violent crime rate, as well as burglaries, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, which are classified as property crime, also came from the FBI’s report.
According to 24/7 Wall Street, there were only 181 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Centennial. Non-violent crimes like motor vehicle theft and burglary are also not especially common in the city. There were 1,754 property crimes for every 100,000 people in 2018, well below the national property crime rate of 2,200 per 100,000.
“Being a safe community has remained a priority for City Council since Centennial’s incorporation in 2001. We are very appreciative of the continued partnership the City has with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. “On behalf of the City, I would like to thank the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office that risk their lives and do what they do every day to keep use safe.”
Over half of all households in Centennial have an income of over $100,000 a year, well above the median household income of $57,652 nationwide. 24/7 Wall Street reveals that wealthier cities tend to be relatively safe and Centennial is one of the wealthiest in the country.
View the 24/7 Wall Street article.