Artist showing through September at Vista Clubhouse – Anna Mead

A native West Virginian, Anna Marie Mead has made Colorado home for over 40 years where she makes creating art part of her everyday life. As a professional artist, she has a studio in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District. This studio is located at the BitFactory (#105), and here she has enjoyed creating as well as exhibiting her paintings in the gallery.
Most recently she had an exciting solo show “Transitions” in the BitFactory Gallery. This show is very close to Anna Marie’s heart as she is also transitioning. In the future, she is looking forward to a team show with fellow jewelry artist Julie Sims. These two ladies are looking forward to a great collaboration of jewels and jewel like paintings.
Anna Marie Fine Art / 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204 / 720.289.6355 /

Did you know that Vista Clubhouse showcases new artists?

The newest artist currently showing: Jam Wong
Jam was born in China and came to the US as a child of nine. Even so, his early childhood education in Chinese calligraphy contributes to his ease with the brush and his artistic expression.
A professional architect who has practiced in Denver for over forty years, Jam now devotes his time to the fine arts. He participates in juried exhibitions and his award winning works are in private and corporate art collections.
To Jam, painting is a continual learning process. He likes to explore the interplay of light, color, shape,mood and composition through the human form, still life or landscape. Each work of art communicates and interprets the perceptions and experiences shaping his view of the world.

Showing now thru August at Vista Clubhouse. Come see his work, it's beautiful!
Jam Wong / Wong Studio, 24174 Sumac Drive, Golden, CO 80401, 303-526-1934,

Fire Ban In Effect!

Effective at noon on July 13, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.


This ban is being enacted due to current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources. Conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions will be adjusted in the coming weeks as necessary.

Read more HERE.



Just a reminder that there is no first Friday this month, however see below for August's fun!

Vista Clubhouse 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Join us for a luau! Grass skirts and coconut bras if you dare! No RSVP is required but we ask everyone to BYOB and an appetizer or dessert to share. New residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
We had some burgers and brats left over from Trash Mash that we froze. We will have them thawed and the grill will be hot - first come, first served.

Your hosts, Gary & Linda Anderson 

Fireworks Info

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. Here are some tips about fireworks this year in Jefferson County. We hope that everyone stays educated when it comes to firework use, and stays safe this weekend!

It is Unlawful

  • For anyone to possess or discharge any fireworks, other than permissible fireworks, anywhere in the state.
  • For anyone to sell fireworks unless that person is licensed as a retailer, wholesaler or exporter.
  • For anyone to knowingly provide or sell any fireworks to anyone under 16.
  • For anyone under 16 to purchase any fireworks, including permissible fireworks.
  • For anyone under 16 to possess and discharge permissible fireworks, unless that person is under adult supervision

What are Permissible Fireworks?

Cylindrical or cone fountains, wheels and ground spinners, illuminating torches and colored fire, dipped sticks and sparklers, toy propellant or toy smoke devices, trick noise makers and snake or glow worms are all permissible when a fire restriction or ban is not in effect.

What are Illegal Fireworks?

Any devices or components that, when used or ignited, project or disburse any metal, glass, or brittle plastic fragments. Cherry bombs, roman candles, firecrackers, bottle rockets, shells and rockets, M-80s and M-100s, and helicopters are all examples of illegal fireworks.

  • A good rule of thumb: anything that explodes or leaves the ground is most likely illegal in Colorado.

*Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 29, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff will implement temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for portions of Jefferson County. The restrictions apply to the areas west of Highway 93, west of C-470, and south and west of the intersection of CO 121 (Wadsworth) and C-470 to the Platte River. These restrictions are being enacted due to current dry conditions favorable for the possibility of a wildfire, and limited availability of fire control resources. Please note the use of all fireworks are prohibited within the restricted area. Conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions will be adjusted in the coming weeks as necessary.

Assessment Address Update

We have been notified of an error in the lock box payment zip code provided to you. Please correct your payment remittance address to: Genesee Foundation, PO Box 98026 Phoenix, AZ 85038-8026. We have every reason to believe that the US Postal Service will be able to route the payments sent using the previously provided zip code correctly, but we do ask that everyone update their information. If you have any questions about your account status, please do not hesitate to contact us at 855-877-2472, Option 1.

Again, you have a thirty day grace period for payment after the due date of July 1. However, please check your account this upcoming pay period, and make sure it's been debited correctly.

Thank you!
   - CiraNet

Trash Mash by the Numbers

Trash Mash by the Numbers

The Genesee Foundation’s Trash Mash event has become much more than just cleaning the junk out of the garage.  Our neighborhood has made great gains in minimizing environmental impact by recycling tons of material at every recent event.

Our neighborhood recycled the following at this year’s event on June 3:

1.)    7,000 pounds of sensitive documents were shredded and recycled.

·         Archived information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2016 website states that recycling 2,000 pounds of paper saves enough energy to power the average American home for six months, saves 7,000 gallons of water, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE).

2.)    1,940 pounds of mixed recyclables (from bottles and cans collected by volunteers during the event’s roadside cleanup, to the empty cardboard boxes from the document shredding event, and even hail-damaged rigid plastic deck furniture).

·         According to the National Recycling Coalition, recycling is an important economic engine and job creator, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country and generating $11.2 billion in tax revenues for the federal, state, and local governments. Every 10,000 metric tons of recyclables generates 37 jobs, which equates to $1.1 million in wages and $330,000 in tax revenues. (Brent Hildebrand, Alpine Waste’s VP of Operations who manages the recycling facility that collects and processes Genesee’s mixed recyclables picked up at curbside every other week, is on the NRC’s Board of Directors.)

3.)    3,800 pounds of scrap metal: old grills, metal patio furniture, steel pipes and fencing, etc. 

·         The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that for every 2,000 pounds of steel that are recycled, 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone are conserved.

4.)    More than 3,000 pounds of electronic waste plus 205 pounds of old batteries.

·         Batteries of all types—alkaline, nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion (even an old car battery) were processed and recycled by Battery Giant, a Denver specialty battery store owned by Genesee resident Jim Treitman.  Various battery components—from a variety of metals to plastic and acid—were captured for reuse.

·         Our neighborhood’s electronic waste was processed by SustainAbility, an Arvada-based organization that employs more than 100 people with various types of disabilities; SustainAbility has been transparent about how our e-waste is processed and where the different commodities go.  The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries reports that one metric ton of electronic scrap from personal computers contains more gold that that recovered from 17 tons of gold ore.

Please consider volunteering next year with other neighbors to help keep the event organized and running smoothly.

-Phil Churilla

Genesee 4th of July

Genesee 4th of July
The Genesee 4th of July is fast approaching! Here are a few details about the upcoming event:

  • ROAD CLOSURES- Foothills Drive South to Montane Drive and the Montane Drive Loop for the Bike Hill Climb7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Foothills Drive North and South (the loop) including the top portion of Genesee Vista Road for the Fun Run.  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    Currant Drive past the Firehouse and Snowberry Drive
    for the Parade. 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 Currant drive is one - way only from Genesee Ridge Road to Snowberry Lane. Parade drop off is at Snowberry, please do not stop at Firehouse. * A road closure permit has been granted by Jefferson County.

  • To reduce waste, there will be water bottles available for purchase from the food vendor, and water dispensers to refill them at Vista Clubhouse. If you prefer not to buy a bottle of water, please BYOB (bring your own bottle).

Olympian Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Visits Genesee Swim Team!

We are supper excited to have over 95 swimmers and 55 families on the swim team this season. Our coaches, Nate Hamilton, Andi Ramsey and Jared Dimick have been doing an awesome job getting our swimmers ready for meets and improving their times and strokes.

In June we competed in three swim meets. Our first meet was an away meet at Mount Vernon in which we won by over 300 points. We then hosted two home meets, one against Wheatridge and the other against The Stingrays. We have some really strong swimmers this year with many of our swimmers taking first and second place in our meets and victories in our first two meets. We also have some very young swimmers who made it across the pool for their very first race! Come check out the team on Saturday, July 15th when we will be swimming against Golden at Foothills Pool!

Olympian Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Visits Genesee Swim Team!
Genesee Swim Team had a surprise visitor at one of our Friday morning practices and Saturday Swim Meet. The one and only Missy Franklin came to our team breakfast and picture day on June 15th and our home swim meet against the Stingrays on June 16th For those of you who don’t know much about swimming, Missy is a five-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. As a member of the U.S. national swim team, she holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay.
Missy made the drive to Genesee from Centennial to help Hydrosphere Representative Hayes Johnson (also an accomplished swimmer who has competed at the National level) demonstrate a new timing and meet management software the team is considering. Thanks Missy for taking the time to meet our swimmers as it is not every day you get to meet an Olympic gold medalist! Fun Fact: Former Genesee Foundation manager Carla Andrews used to coach Missy on her strokes!

GMT – Splash-4-Cash
Genesee swimmers are looking forward to our annual Spash-4-Cash this month. This is a big fundraiser for our team and for our very own Genesee Fire Department. Half of all money raised will be donated to the Genesee Fire Department. Residents can show their support by sponsoring a specific swimmer or by sponsoring the team as a whole.

Sponsorships are based on the total number of laps completed by an individual swimmer in one hour. Our goal as a team is to swim over 1000 lengths of Foothills pool. Please email us at if you want to learn more about sponsoring this event.

Fourth of July Bake Sale!
Please support you Genesee Swim Team! Look for many homemade delicious treats at the annual Swim Team Bake Sale Table on July 4! We always love to see so many residents at our tent!

Please Help us Thank our Team Sponsors:
Genesee Swim Team would like to thank the following local business who have sponsored our team this year:
All Kids Dental, Buffalo Moon, Distinctive Home Lending, Genesee Living Magazine Genesee Mountain Fitness, Genesee Pub & BBQ, Guido’s, Image Headquarters, Incline Roofing, Jaudon & Avery, LLP., Kentwood City Properties, LIV Sotheby’s, Panorama Orthopedic and Spine, Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics.

Jen Prendeville (303-953-0587)


Pine Needle Pickup

Pine needle pickup is still in progress!
Starting on Monday, June 12, our maintenance staff has begun the pine needle bag pickup. They are still making their way up the mountain and are working on Montane Drive today. If you failed to put out your bags and they've missed you, you may put them out, five bags at a time, with your regular trash. Alpine will also do special pickups at $2 a bag. Our maintenance staff will not return to a road already completed.

*the pine needle pickup DOES NOT include slash.