The Tipi Raisers Ride Through Willow Creek
A bit of the Old West came to the suburbs on Saturday, July 14, to the enjoyment of awaiting Willow Creek residents.
On the first day of a 400-mile horseback ride from Sedalia to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, five riders with The Tipi Raisers made a stop in Willow Creek Park. Ride participants expect to reach the reservation on August 4.
Coming from the south via the Willow Creek Trail, the riders arrived around 5 p.m., greeted about 15 onlookers, watered their horses in the creek and even provided some saddle time for youngsters who had come to watch. The final destination for their first day was John Meade Park in Cherry Hills Village where dinner and Lakota drumming were scheduled to take place.
On its website, The Tipi Raisers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, describes itself as “…a community of Native Lakota and non-Natives who believe that the wisdom, culture and traditions of the Lakota People can inform and benefit the Modern World at the same time that the Modern World can empower and support the Lakota People in creating more prosperous and humane living conditions on the reservations.”
Funds raised through the ride will be used for:
• Building a home for a Lakota family living on Pine Ridge.
• Remodeling and improving several homes throughout the reservation.
• Providing firewood, clothing, gasoline, food and necessary supplies throughout the year to families in need on Pine Ridge.
• Providing scholarships for Native and non-Native youth to visit each other’s communities and participate in programming through The Tipi Raisers.
For more information on The Tipi Raisers, the 2018 ride and the group’s fundraising efforts, visit https://www.thetipiraisers.org/
Celebrating Our Community Fourth of July
Great summer weather and plenty of food and refreshments greeted an estimated 220-plus residents and guests at the Willow Creek 3 Fourth of July Barbeque. A buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks was available poolside for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you to all who attended the annual event. And thank you to the many individuals who made this fun event possible by doing the planning, setting up, cooking, serving and post-event cleanup.
Earlier in the day, the annual Willow Creek Fourth of July Kids Bike Parade drew hundreds of youngsters of all ages from throughout Willow Creek. The parade started at Willow Creek Elementary School and moved through the community, finishing at the Willow Creek 2 clubhouse on Willow Way. A Denver Police Department car led the way.
Kids rode their decorated bikes, scooters, mini-electric cars and almost anything on wheels, while adults pulled the littlest ones in wagons. Even some holiday-dressed family dogs joined in. A well-deserved thank you to everyone involved with the parade.
Ting Willow Creek 3 Construction Begins
Internet service provider Ting has started construction in Willow Creek 3 preparing to connect homes to gigabit-speed service. According to Mark Gotto, Centennial City Manager for Ting, work began in Willow Creek 3 the week of July 8 with “a few houses.” Although he said the bulk of the most recent work has been in Willow West, the pace of construction in Willow Creek 3 is expected to pick up.
Single-family homes will have fiber cable buried and ground-level sprinkler-style boxes placed in front yards along the city right-of-way within a few feet of the sidewalk. For townhomes, construction will take place in HOA easements. Willow Creek is the first community in Centennial to receive the high-speed internet company’s service.
Click here for information Ting has provided concerning what to expect as construction moves through the community. For additional information, contact either Michael Garcia, Ting Fiber Construction Manager, 303 435-3970, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mark Gotto, 303 396-8388, email@example.com.
On Monday, July 23, JBK Landscape will be spraying for weeds on our greenbelts. The company does this periodically and wants residents to be aware that it will be taking place…Willow Creek Crime Prevention meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, August 16. It will take place at the Mineral clubhouse, 8500 East Mineral Drive. For details, see the Coming Events/Meetings listings on this Home page…A representative with JBK Landscape, the contractor that maintains Willow Creek 3 common property, says brown spots in our HOA greenbelts this summer are the result of winter kill. The representative says the spots will be re-seeded in the fall when the weather is more suitable for growing grass…Willow Creek 3 residents needing a pool keycard should contact Amanda Phifer at Spectrum Commercial Real Estate Solutions. She can be reached at 303 409-6018 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Contact and Links
•Spectrum Commercial Real Estate Solutions
1873 South Bellaire Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80222
303 409-6000 (main); 303 409-6001 (fax)
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Amanda Phifer, Executive Administrative Assistant
303 409-6018 (direct); 303 409-6000 (main)
• Board Email Address: email@example.com
Please identify yourself in your email. The board’s goal is to check emails daily and respond within three days. The board asks for your patience in case there is an unforeseen delay.
• Clubhouse Manager: Deanna Mumfrey (See Clubhouse page for details)
Clubhouse fee $35/day, $100 deposit. Need to complete rental agreement
• Tennis court keys and pool keycards: Amanda Phifer
• Perfect Pools (WC3 pool management) 303 795-1191
• JBK Landscape: 303 751-0192
WC3 landscape and greenbelt maintenance
• Waste Management (trash and recycling) 303 797-1600
• Dolphins Swim Team (Willow Creek 3 youth swim team)
• Willow Creek Women’s Club: Fiona Maguire-O’Shea
• Willow Creek Tennis Club: Mary Beth Doerr, Pres.; Michael Darling, Vice-Pres.
Organizes and promotes tennis activities for all three Willow Creek communities
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
• Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office non emergency number: 303 795-4711
The ACSO provides police services under contract with the city of Centennial
• City of Centennial Information Line: 303 325-8000
Available 24/7 to answer questions and direct you where to go for help
• District 3 (includes Willow Creek) City Council Representatives:
Ken Lucas, 303 754-3367, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Sutherland, 303 754-3407, Email: email@example.com
• City of Centennial Animal Control: 303 325-8070
• South Suburban Parks and Recreation: 303 798-5131
• South Metro Safety Foundation: 303 805-0228; 720 989-2260
Classes offered by this organization include: CPR, Driver Awareness, Teen Crash Avoidance, Super Sitting Babysitting. They also do child card seat inspections.
• Nextdoor.com: A free social network serving neighbors and the community. Monitored locally by Willow Creek residents.
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