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Evans was honored by the governor for working to protect a key wildlife habitat; urging the routing of I-70 over Vail Pass, a direction far less destructive to wildlife habitat; and serving as a prime advocate for establishing a walleye fishery in the state. But a plane crash while serving in World War II almost made none of his later work for green initiatives possible.

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Last month, a few Wind Crest residents invited their friends to their new home for breakfast.
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Bobbi Rosack has the pleasure of spending at least three days a week with her grandchildren Jared and Caroline. Rosack, who watches her grandchildren while their father works a hectic hospital schedule, is one of many who enjoy time with their children s children on Wind Crest s campus.

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This Santa Fe-inspired work by Wind Crest artist Anita Jones hangs in the community s creative arts studio. For Anita Jones, moving to Wind Crest allowed her to reconnect with an old friend. But it wasn t someone from school or her childhood. I had painted for years, Jones says. But with everyday worries and distractions, I sort of got away from it.

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Carolyn Hustis, Jim Fenn, and Jim Mallin pause after some putts at the Wind Crest green. Whether for fun or competition, Wind Crest residents are hitting the local links and on-campus putting green daily. We ve got a campus full of Jack Nicklauses, says Jason Atwell, director of sales and marketing at Wind Crest, the Erickson community in Highlands Ranch.

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Dave Thomas loves water walking in Wind Crest s warm water saline pool, especially early in the morning.
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At dinner, you hear thousands of conversations about every topic under the sun, says Ron Brown, who lives at Wind Crest. It s one of the things that makes living here so enjoyable conversations are plenty, and everyone has a different perspective and an interesting point of view.