11 Feb 2015

Lowry Bus Shelter Repairs

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Unfortunately, some of Lowry’s public art bus shelters have been involved in auto accidents in the last two years.  The most severe damage was done to Flight Ride #1, the bus shelter on the northeast corner of Quebec and 1st.  Because the bus shelters are also public art installations, it can take some time to find a contractor who can restore the art to its original condition.  SiloWorkshop will be repairing Flight Ride #1 with work beginning on Tuesday, February 10th.  If the weather cooperates, repairs will be completed in 30-45 days.

A trash can was replaced two weeks ago at Flight Ride #2 on Lowry Blvd.  The bus shelter on Alameda (near Fairmont), Flight Ride #4, had damaged sustained in an auto accident and was repaired last Fall.

The Lowry Foundation maintains the bus shelters and did a Condition Study on the art in Lowry in December.  They have scheduled a number of repairs in 2015, including minor damage to Flight Ride #2 (another auto accident), recoating the fiberglass roof beams and replacing the lighting on Flight Ride #4 and replacing the top roof panels on Flight Ride #1.

To learn more about the Flight Ride art series, go to the Public Art section of our Lowry neighborhood Directory.

07 Feb 2015

Save the Dates for LCMA Board Meetings

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Save the dates for Lowry Community Master Association Board of Directors Meetings. Meetings are 6-8P at the Eisenhower Chapel, Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St., Denver, CO 80230. Meetings are open to all LCMA members.

Dates:
Thurs 3/26
Thurs 5/28
Thurs 6/25
Thurs 8/27
Thurs 9/24
Mon 11/2

The Lowry Community Master Association’s Annual Members Meeting is on Tues 12/8, 6-8pm in the Eisenhower Chapel.  The Annual Members Meeting includes the Board of Directors election and the ratification of the next year’s operating budget.

If you have any questions about the meetings, please contact Executive Director Mary Carr at (720) 583-5262.

05 Feb 2015

What do I do if I find a lost pet?

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Northwest neighbor Heidi Normandin wrote a primer for Lowry on what to do if you find a lost pet:

Dear neighbors:

I volunteer at a large shelter in Denver. If you find a lost dog, there are a couple things you can do to more quickly reunite him with his owner. (Of course if the dog has a collar and tags, it’s simple…just call the owner.)

If the dog does not have tags, please take him immediately to a vet office or the Dumb Friends League or another shelter where he can be scanned for a microchip. If he has a chip and you took him to a vet office, you can then decide if you want to keep the dog in your care (since vet offices typically don’t deal with lost dogs). You can contact the microchip company directly and let them know the dog is in your care in your home. The company will contact the dog’s owner and give them your phone number.

Or you can take him to a shelter, where the volunteers and staff there will work VERY hard to find the owners, even if the owners have not updated their contact information with the microchip company. (They scour Facebook, Linked In, the internet…anything to get a lead on an owner.)

Please don’t keep a lost dog in your backyard or in your home without checking if he has a microchip. Here are some reasons why it’s best not to send an email out to the neighborhood:

1) How will you be able to verify that the person picking up the dog is actually the owner? Although rare, people do steal dogs.

2) The hours or days that you keep a dog at your home are precious hours that someone may be calling every shelter looking for their dog. You are assuming that the dog is from this neighborhood, and it’s very possible the dog traveled from another neighborhood. Shelters keep an extensive list of owners who have called to report a lost dog.

3) A vet office or shelter can do a superficial check on the dog to make sure he does not have any health problems that need immediate attention.

4) Because the dog is in an unfamiliar place, he is very likely to escape again, and now the dog is lost all over again. This delay can be heartbreaking for an owner trying to find their dog.

5) If a dog is a habitual escaper, the shelter would know about it and might suspect something is going on at the home. The shelter can send a field investigator to the home to see if the home is unsafe or if the owners are neglecting their pet(s).

Perhaps people worry that taking the dog to a shelter means a death sentence because they have visions that lost dogs are put down. This could not be further from the truth. The shelters in the city are all equipped to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. There are staff and volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise doing just that.

From the city of Denver’s website:
If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver and can not house the animal, you are welcome to bring the animal to our facility located at 1241 W Bayaud Ave, Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The animal shelter is closed on Sundays and Holidays. After regular business hours, the animal shelter provides two night drop off boxes for found pets.

If you have found a lost pet in the City and County of Denver and would like the animal picked up by an animal control officer, you may contact the 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. You must be 18 years of age and home for approximately two hours for an officer to respond.

If you have found a pet with identification tags and would like to try and contact the pet owner, contact the City and County of Denver’s 3-1-1 Call Center at 720-913-1311. An animal control staff member will return your call to assist in the tag trace.

 

The Lowry Business Alliance is a great resource if you are doing business in Lowry or are a business professional who lives in Lowry. The purpose of the Lowry Business Alliance is to foster a vibrant professional community by providing opportunities for connection and collaboration among Lowry businesses including residents doing business outside Lowry. By promoting neighborhood commerce, the LBA will strive to enrich the quality of life for all who live, visit, work and do business in Lowry.

The Alliance began forming in December of 2013 when individuals from the Lowry business community came together to meet one another and talk about launching the Business Alliance.  From there, a group of seven formed a Board of Directors and began organizing networking events. The organization grew and in June of 2014 they had the official membership launch.  The LBA is incorporated and a 501(C)6 organization.

Currently there are about 45 members in the Alliance.  Membership is open to anyone living in or doing business in Lowry. On the third Friday of every month there is a noon-time networking and lunch-and-learn meeting where members hear updates about each other’s businesses and one member presents for about a half hour on a topic of general interest. In addition, there is either an evening Happy Hour or an informal breakfast gathering once a month.

Join the Lowry Business Alliance on Wednesday February 11th, 5:30 – 7:30P at Lowry Pediatric Dental Health, 8 111 Lowry Blvd #200, Denver, for a Valentines Day Happy Hour. Visitors are welcome to join the event to connect with other Lowry professionals and businesses and to learn about the Lowry Business Alliance. The LBA’s next networking lunch and learn is on Friday February 20th, 12-1:30P at Colorado Free University.

To learn more about the Lowry Business Alliance visit their website. 

27 Jan 2015

Lowry’s Dining District @ Hangar 2

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Lowry’s Dining District continues to unfold with the additions of Café Mercato, North County, and, opening in February, Bubu. They join Lowry Beer Garden and soon to open Maui Wowi (in the space formerly occupied by the Laughing Latte). Located at Hanger 2, the project is a collaboration between Larimer Associates and Hartman Ely Investments designed by Semple Brown Design. Chef driven, locally sourced, fresh choices, indoor and outdoor seating and family-friendly options will create a vibrant gathering place for Lowry residents and nearby neighborhoods.


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