JUNE 2016
In this issue: 
featured stories | signature events spotlight | grant corner | thank you | upcoming events |      
No. 844 Makes Her Return Debut on Saturday, July 23

The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, started in the 1900s by The Denver Post, will take 700 passengers north to the Cheyenne Frontier Days "Daddy of 'em All" rodeo on Saturday, July 23, 2016. We are honored to have Steam Locomotive No. 844 make her return debut leading our guests on the rails, after two years of extensive restoration led by Engineer Ed Dicken's Jr. and the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad and is considered a Living Legend. 

New this year, The Denver Post Community Foundation will present a $2,500 grant during lunch to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about the history and culture of Cheyenne Frontier Days from the event's earliest inspiration to its present celebration. 

This event is sold out, however, this  month's contest is giving away two tickets for July 23, so scroll down to our contest section to find out how to enter!          

Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train, click here
The 31st Annual Bike Tour Was a Great Ride

Two Thousand cyclists from all over the world traveled 403 miles across the scenic Rocky Mountains June 12 through June 17. The 2016 ride showcased the communities of Carbondale, Aspen, Copper Mountain, Grand Lake, Estes Park and Fort Collins. In keeping with tradition, the route featured some of Colorado's most scenic and breathtaking views on some of the state's most iconic roadways and highlighted Independence Pass, Fremont Pass. Tennessee Pass, Vail Pass, Ute Pass and Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park.  

In each host community Ride The Rockies and The Denver Post Community Foundation were proud to grant $5,000 to a deserving nonprofit organization. Scroll down to our Grant Corner to see the recipients and photos. 

Thank you to all of the generous Ride The Rockies sponsors, especially presenting sponsor ViaWest, and to all of the dedicated volunteers, who gave so much of their time and talents to make the ride a smooth one! 
Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more pictures from this year's Denver Post Ride The Rockies, click here.  
Celebrating Commitment to Lifelong Learning    

On June 8, Emily Griffith Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual Legacy of Learning Awards Breakfast, an event celebrating local businesses and individuals who serve as champions in the 50+ industries represented at Emily Griffith Technical College. The Denver Post was recognized along with Elaine Gantz Berman, and Tom Gamel, for representing the spirit of Emily Griffith and her vision of providing education for "all who wish to learn." Accepting on behalf of The Denver Post was Michael Henry, CFO and Sr. VP of Finance, pictured above with Colorado Historian, Thomas J. "Dr. Colorado" Noel.      
For more information on Emily Griffith Foundation, click here
Tickets On Sale Now for the 2016 Underground Music Showcase,  July 28-31

Get your tickets now for UMS and enjoy 4 days of great music at the largest indie music festival in the Rocky Mountain Region Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to purchase tickets,
Registration Open for 2016 Denver Post Pedal The Plains

PTP logo The 5th annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour features the open range star-filled nights of Southeast Colorado. With the host communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta ready to welcome cyclists, this 3 day tour has a little something for everyone, including a Century Ride and a Family Fun Ride.  Proceeds benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation. 

For more information and to register,
Congratulations to The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Grant Recipients! 

During the 2016 RTR bicycle tour, a $5,000 grant was presented to a deserving nonprofit in each host community. Ride The Rockies and The Denver Post Community were proud to award grants to Raising A Reader in CarbondaleAspen Youth Center in Aspen; SOS Outreach in Copper MountainThe Independent Sports Club in Grand LakeEstes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) in Estes Park; and to Book Trust in Fort Collins.  

The Denver Post Ride The Rockies volunteers Rock! Thank you to every one of the dedicated individuals who volunteered before, during, and after the 2016 Ride The Rockies bicycle tour. 

Thank you to our Denver Post ACTS (Assisting the Community Through Service) employee volunteers and their family and friends for making a difference on Monday, June 20, 2016 setting up the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation Used Book Sale!

Mark your calendar for these events proudly supported by Denver Post Community:   
Tues., Wed., Thurs., May 3 - Oct 6
Civic Center EATS 2016 
(Civic Center Conservancy)
Civic Center

Wed., June 8 - Thurs., Sept. 1
Summer Concert Series
(Denver Botanic Gardens)
York Street and Chatfield Farms 

Wed., June 22 - Sat., June 25
DPL Used Book Sale
(Denver Public Library Friend's Foundation)
Denver Public Library on Broadway
Fri., June 24 - Sat., July 2
JAS June Experience
(Jazz Aspen Snowmass)
Benedict Music Tent, Aspen
Saturday, June 25
The Saluting Of Our Fallen Heroes Dinner Concert
(Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors- TAPS)
Steve Groves Ranch at Cherry Creek 

Friday, July 1 - Sunday, July 4
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
(Cherry Creek Arts Festival)
Cherry Creek North 

Sunday, July 3
Independence Eve
(Civic Center Conservancy)
Civic Center Park 

DP Community Contest!

Win 2 tickets to ride The Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train on Saturday, July 23  
Train enthusiasts...here's your chance to get on board the sold-out train for a full day of western hospitality! Click here, on the photo, or on our Facebook icon below and in a comment on our Facebook post, briefly tell us about your best train memory. This contest is open today through Friday, July 8, 2016. We will randomly select one winner from the comments and will contact that person through a private message on Saturday, July 9. Rules will be posted in our Facebook notes.  Good luck!

The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501c3 organization, operates within our Denver Post Community and serves to fulfill its mission to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit the arts, youth, education, and human services. Individual and corporate tax-deductible donations in any amount are very much appreciated!  For a list of the grants we distributed in 2015, click here