Forest City Begins Leasing 26th Ave Park Area to Denver Waste Management

dump-on-26thThe 26th Ave. Park remains unfinished, so Forest City decided to partner with Denver Waste Management for temporary use of the area. “We have been in discussions with Denver Waste Management for about six months now,” said Forest City spokesperson Janelle Ayers. “We feel this will be a strong relationship for both parties, and we look forward to working with Denver Waste management in the coming years.”

Forest City has essentially decided to allow the 26th Ave. Park area to be used as a temporary overload dumping site. “We are always struggling to find holding sites for our overload,” said Waste Management CEO David Steiner. “The location and area is perfect for us,” said Steiner. “We can drop 10 to 15 truckloads there at the site, and come back later to pick up what we dropped. It is a perfect scenario on our end.” Ayers says there aren’t any foreseeable drawbacks to the situation. “The people in that area of Eastbridge are currently looking at Aurora. Now, there will be giant piles of trash. What’s the difference, really?”

To 26th Ave. and Eastbridge residents, the difference is massive. “It’s one thing to have an empty weed and rodent-ridden park behind you,” says 26th Ave. resident Jennifer Retzlaff. “But another thing to have a huge trash pile behind your house. I am sure I am missing something, but this seems to be the stupidest thing Forest City has done so far.” Eastbridge resident Bo Clark agrees. “This is unreal,” says Clark. “Can they do this? I am shocked that somehow this made it through the channels to be legal in some way. SUN or the MCA can’t step in? Wow. Just, wow.”

Ayers says in the end this is a win for the community. “We are leasing the space out at a considerable profit. We are hoping to use this money to eventually finish the park we promised a decade ago. Of course, there is always a chance those funds could get shifted, but right now, we are earmarking those funds for the 26th Ave. Park completion.” Ayers says the current agreement with Waste Management is for eight years. The park has been a dump for a decade, why not make it official for another eight.

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Stapleton’s “Dad Bods” Excited for Pool Season

man with pot belly drinking coffee in his underwearOverall, Stapleton is a pretty fit community, with running clubs and trails, several CrossFit organizations, a rec center, Orange Theory, among several other ways for residents to keep in shape. Traditionally, the Stapleton women are the ones who turn heads at the pool, but this year might be a different story with the emergence of the “dad bod” trend.
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Rest of Stapleton: “We Should Have Moved to Conservatory Green When We Had the Chance”

conservatory greenIf you haven’t been over to the Conservatory Green Neighborhood in Stapleton, it is really coming together nicely. What originally looked like a hastily thrown together instant neighborhood now appears to be a well-thought out plan, complete with all the perks. Conservatory Green comes with its own Green (Conservatory Green Plaza), easy access to Target, and the trail system is coming in nicely. Add in the High Tech Elementary School which has a tremendous amount of green space and a magnificent play area, you have the makings of possibly the best neighborhood in Denver. The Conservatory Green residents have even created their own Facebook site to make sure Forest City and the builders don’t cut any corners.
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Middle School Admission Priorities Escalate Tensions Between Stapleton and Park Hill

middle-school-warsAmid concern that tensions over McAuliffe International School admission priorities could escalate into a wider conflict, Park Hill community leaders insisted Monday that their neighborhood’s uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes only. “We are not building a nuclear bomb,” said Jon Mason, president of the Greater Park Hill Community Association. “We just want an independent power source in case the Xcel grid goes down for some reason. Like, say, if it gets overloaded with ‘smug’ from all the solar panels in Stapleton.” Experts fear, however, that Park Hill’s nuclear ambitions could trigger an arms race, with Stapleton seeking to build a bomb next, followed perhaps by Lowry, Montclair and Hale. Foreign relations expert Dr. Kyle Trask says he has seen this pattern before. “This is why globally have the mess we have,” says Trask. “India gets nukes, then Pakistan gets them, and before that it was the Soviet Union and China. The pattern is just on a smaller scale, and in this case, neighboring communities.”
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Eastbridge Resident Changes Mind on Soopers After Needing Stick of Butter at 8PM

eastbridge resident change of heart on soopersEastbridge resident Keith Beatty has long been on the side of those who do not want another King Soopers in the Eastbridge Town Center. He has put signs in his yard, attended meetings, and joined Facebook groups opposing the potential move of King Soopers to the Eastbridge neighborhood. “I have been hoping for an alternative to a major chain grocer,” said Beatty. “I feel like there are several other local-type grocers or Whole Foods-types which would be supported in that location. But, for whatever reason, nothing has gained traction. It has been pretty frustrating.”
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Garage Sale: Fax Machine Sold to 1980’s Time Traveler for $2

fax machineScott Morgan knew his time traveling invention would forever change the course of his life, and possibly the course of humanity. “This was something I had been working on for over twenty years,” said the 45 year old Morgan, a physics major from Stanford. “To finally see things come together, is just incredible to me. There were days I didn’t think it was going to happen, but here we are.” Where Morgan ended up was the Stapleton neighborhood in Denver, Colorado in 2015. “I wanted to see what things were like thirty years from my present day, 1985,” said Morgan. “I live in Denver, and I wanted to head out to the airport first thing to see the massive differences in airplane technology. But, apparently the airport has moved, and I stumbled on this garage sale. I decided to look around.”
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MCA Moves Opening Day Pool Party Indoors to Rec Center

indoor MCA pool partyIt appears the frustrating, rainy and cold weather won’t be ending by Memorial Day weekend, the time when the Stapleton MCA officially opens the pools. “It has been a pretty tough spring for people who try to enjoy the outdoors in Colorado,” says MCA President Liza Kampstra. “It has snowed or rained almost every day in May, and that has made it tough for a lot of people with their sports teams, and really hurt people’s ability to golf or go to Rockies games.”
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