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Mayor to speak on Amendment 64

Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon will join state Rep. Spencer Swalm at a town hall meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Feb.16, at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle, near Smoky Hill Road. 

Noon will discuss the implications of voter-approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana use for those 21 and older. 

Piko Mayor Pro Tem

Centennial Councilmember Stephanie Piko has been elected as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem for 2013. Elected annually, the position serves mayoral functions during any temporary absences of the mayor. Piko will be sworn in during the March 4 council meeting.

Piko works as a computer technician for the Cherry Creek School District and holds degrees in business and environmental science. She has been a resident of Centennial for 12 years and was elected to city council in 2011.

Piko serves Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority, Arapahoe Park and Recreation District, Centennial Open Space Advisory Board, Cherry Creek Republican Women, and the Cherry Creek Working Group.

Windows 8 boot camp

The South Metro Denver Chamber will host a Windows 8 Boot Camp on Feb. 19, at the Innovation Pavilion, 9200 East Mineral Ave. in Centennial. The event is free and begins at 7 p.m.

Join Microsoft’s Steve Seow as he walks through the latest Windows 8 features including what programs and resources are available for those interested in applications, the technologies needed to start development them and how to monetize published apps. No prior knowledge is needed. For more information or to register, visit http://win8bootcampco.eventbrite.com/

Alive at 25

Arapahoe High School is hosting an Alive at 25 workshop on Feb. 19 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 2201 E Dry Creek Road in Centennial. All drivers, ages 15-24, in the community are eligible to participate.

Alive at 25 is an interactive training program that targets young drivers between the ages of 15 and 24, and encourages safe and defensive driving habits. The program incorporates workbook exercises, media, group discussions, role-playing and lectures to help drivers develop the lifesaving defensive driving skills. For more information, or to register visit http://aliveat25.us/ or call Deputy James Englert at 303-347-6086.

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