Levi Bates and Alyssa Franchini, along with their parents, are proud to announce their engagement. Levi is the son of Chuck Bates and wife Brenda and Toni Suckla and husband Dan Dorlarque. Alyssa is the daughter of Steve and Kim Franchini, all of Cortez. Levi is a 2012 graduate from the Colorado School of Mines and is an engineer at the Cripple Creek gold mine. Alyssa received her bachelor of science from the University of Colorado in 2012 and is now studying dental hygiene. The couple currently live in Woodland Park, Colo. An August 2015 wedding is planned.