Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep presented a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado.

Mountain People & Places - November 2018


Les Schwab Tire Centers purchased 6030 E. Colfax Ave. and the adjacent 1459 Kearney St. parcel in Denver for $1.1 million, according to county records. The two parcels add up to 0.72 acres, making the deal worth $35.25 a square foot. The site is undeveloped. The chain has 10 locations in the Denver metro area and hundreds around the country.

The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver. The summit offers networking and training opportunities. The price for ASA membera is $175 and $200 for non-members. Attendees can take advantage of the early bird rate of $150 by registering before Dec. 31. For more information, visit or call 720-605-9988.

SkillsUSA Colorado will hold a semi-formal fundraising Gala, “Diamonds & Denim”, on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, to raise money for student scholarships. Tickets are $65 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10, which includes four bottles of premium wine and preferred table placement. For more information contact Anthony Williams at, or 719-641-2575.

The Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA) is officially supporting a political candidate for the first time: Republican Walker Stapleton for governor. “Walker Stapleton is the leader Colorado needs,” Tim Jackson, president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are endorsing a gubernatorial candidate for the first time in our history because the stakes are so high in this election.” The 85-year-old association represents about 260 small, family-owned and national dealerships that employ more than 43,000 Coloradans.

Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep presented a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado, which will directly support the improvement of the organization’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Ironton Center playground, an initiative that will provide a safer recreational space for children attending the early childhood education Head Start program.

National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program presented two refurbished vehicles to Denver-area residents, Geraldine Branham and Joe Nestgard, in need at the annual Westminster Halloween Harvest Festival. NABC partnered with GEICO, Hertz, Caliber Collision and CARSTAR Ideal Auto Body. The recipeints were selected by Volunteers of America Colorado. Since the inception of the Recycled Rides program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated 1,800 vehicles valued at more than $24 million.

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