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PROTECTING OUR PLANET: Ideas from around the world at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival P16

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HAVING A BALL:

Fathers and daughters dance the night away P4 A NEW PLAN: Controversial development submits revised proposal P9

CHANGING LIVES: Pickleball community honors man who started it all P6

THE BIG FLUSH: How Arvada plans to clear up discolored water P8

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VOICES: PAGE 12 | LIFE: PAGE 16 | CALENDAR: PAGE 23 | SPORTS: PAGE 25

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MY NAME IS

BILL ROBIE

Bill Robie, 73, stands with his 1949 Willys Jeep. Robie has lived in Golden since 1964, and has named 28 streets in and around Golden.

Longtime Goldenite, Vietnam veteran Helicopters, trains and automobiles I came to Golden in 1964, and have lived here continuously except the five years I was in the Army. I enlisted in 1966, and left the Army in 1971 as a captain. For four of the five years, I was in Army aviation. I spent three years flying helicopters, and one year flying helicopter combat missions in Vietnam. Helicopters are fun to fly — they’re like a motorcycle in the sky. I’m a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. I enjoy being a part of our mobile Helicopter War Museum, which is housed in a 50-foot highway semitrailer. We take it to various events and venues in the Front Range area. I’ve always been interested in trains and Colorado railroad history. I’m a trustee at the Colorado Railroad Museum. I’ve been doing that for about 15

CHRISTY STEADMAN

years, but have been on the board for about 20 years. And I enjoy driving my maroon 1949 Willys Jeep. The girl next door I met my wife Dianne here in Golden in 1965. I was going to the School of Mines, and my sophomore year, I moved off campus and ended up dating the girl next door — then married her. She and I owned Del’s barbershop on Washington Avenue for 20 years. Now my daughter owns and operates it.

Career with Coors I earned a bachelor of science in engineering geology from Colorado School of Mines. While I was attending Mines, I worked part time at Coors in the hospitality department — Fritz Brenecke hired me. After I graduated in 1975, I couldn’t find geotechnical employment in the Denver area, so I applied for permanent work with Coors in the land and water department. Over an 18-year career, I worked in

Arvada Police and Northey Foundation establish Jim Glasmann Memorial Scholarship STAFF REPORT

The Northey Foundation and Arvada Police have established the Jim Glasmann Memorial Scholarship. Administered in conjunction with the Jeffco Schools Foundation, the scholarship will honor Glasmann’s memory by helping a deserving student reach their higher Glasmann education goals. Glasmann, affectionately named “O.G.” by students, worked at the Arvada Police Department for 39 years, from June 1977 to January 2016. The majority of his career was

spent as a School Resource Officer at both North Arvada Middle School and Pomona High School. Glasmann was passionate about his students and quick to offer a friendly shoulder or a piece of gum. When he retired in January 2016, more than 2,500 students wrote testimonies on the Arvada Police Facebook page to congratulate him and thank him for his impact on their lives. When he died suddenly in February 2017, the sadness was felt throughout Arvada and thousands left memorial messages for him, and hundreds more attended his memorial service. “Jim loved students and considered them “his kids”, and sought the good in every one of them,” said his

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widow, Nancy Glasmann. “In establishing this scholarship, the Northey Foundation will honor his spirit by giving a hand up to a student in need. We can think of no more fitting legacy.” Those interested in donating to the scholarship fund may do so at http://c-fund.us/e0i. Scholarship awards may be used by students toward tuition, fees, and required books and supplies, or other qualified educational expenses. The Northey Foundation awards scholarships to Arvada high school students to help them launch their higher education goals. In the last two years, the Foundation has awarded more than $38,000 to 29 students.

land management, water management and land development. I helped develop three residential properties — Canyon Point, which is now Mountain Ridge; Bear Tooth Ranch, which is a 700-acre residential development north of Golden; and I helped a co-worker with the CoorsTek center. After I left Coors, the same co-worker and I partnered and together, we developed Wild Plum Farm in the Fairmount area of Golden and Rockwell Estates, adjacent to Fossil Trace Golf Course. I still manage the home owners’ associations for those two. A Golden street-namer I’ve probably named more streets in Golden since the founders. I’ve named 28 streets in and around Golden. It takes imagination — you can’t use a name that’s already in use. I focused on geography, animals and wildflowers. For example, Rubey Drive was named after the former name of the property, Rubey Clay. My favorite is Magpie Court, in Mountain Ridge. If you have suggestions for My Name Is..., contact Christy Steadman at csteadman@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

American Legion honors Arvada Press STAFF REPORT

The American Legion Department of Colorado recognized the Arvada Press with its large Print Newspaper Award Jan. 27 at its annual Jeff Luginbuel Media Awards Banquet. The newspaper was honored along with other media for its contributions to telling the stories of veterans and issues that affect them. Other media honored were Channel 5 News in Colorado Springs, KBLJ-KTHN radio station in La Junta, the Reporter-Herald in Loveland, and the Brush News Tribune in Brush.


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Cherry Creek band teacher residing in Jeffco faces charges of sex assault on a child Geoffrey Adam Banninger volunteered with Arvada High School’s band BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

A volunteer coach with the Arvada High School Band and part-time band teacher in the Cherry Creek School District was arrested on Jan. 7 on suspicion of having sexual relations with a band student who attends Eaglecrest High School in Centennial. The Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s

Office contacted Jefferson County authorities about an investigation into Geoffrey Adam Banninger, 23. Investigators believe Banninger had relations with a 16-yearold female student in his home in unincorporated Jefferson County near Golden. Jefferson County investigators interviewed Banninger and arrested him on suspicion of sexual Banninger assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child, pattern of sexual abuse. Both are class 3 felonies. Banninger was placed in Jefferson

County jail on $5,000 bond. The Jefferson County School District has prohibited Banninger’s access to schools and students, and he has been terminated by the Cherry Creek School District. The Cherry Creek School District has counselors and mental health workers available for students who have questions or need support. Arvada High School Principal Gina Rivas notes in a letter to parents that the investigation is ongoing but that “it is our understanding that all victims have been identified and interviewed by law enforcement. It is also our understanding that law enforcement does not have an indication that

there are additional victims.” In a letter to parents, Carla Stearns, the executive director of high schools in the Cherry Creek School District, wrote: “The district would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office for its swift action in investigating this matter and the Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office for its handling of the initial investigation and support in facilitating the transfer of the investigation to Jefferson County. Strong partnerships with law enforcement agencies help ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff and families.” Reporter Shanna Fortier contributed to this report.

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Don’t Miss the 12th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival Next Weekend Once again, Golden Real Estate is pleased to co-sponsor the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), held at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden. Held Feb. 22-24, this year’s festival features a record 56 films from 10 countries as well as from local filmmakers You can see the schedule and buy tickets online at www.CEFF.net. Opening night (Thursday, Feb. 22nd) is a free “community night,” including a reception with drinks and light appetizers, opportunities to interact with local businesses (including us), a silent auction benefiting CEFF programs, and the screening of Chasing Coral. This documentary, which was recently short-listed for an Academy Award, looks at coral reefs around the world, which are vanishing at an alarming rate. Zach Rago, one of the stars of the film, will attend the screening and partici-

pate in a Q&A session following the screening. CEFF will also announce its five selected 2018 award winning films at the close of the evening. Reserve your free ticket for Thursday on the festival’s website. Themes for this year’s films range from rivers, transportation, and climate change to endangered species, food/farming, and more. Countries submitting films include the United States, Australia, India, China, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Slovakia, Indonesia and Brazil. Scene from “Chasing Coral”

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You may recall my Jan. 4th column in which I described the latest steps taken at Golden Real Estate to take our building beyond “net zero energy.” It involved replacing our gas forced air furnace with a “mini-split” system using only electricity for heating and cooling. Because we have 20 kilowatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, we not only have eliminated all use of fossil fuels, but we generate more electricity than we consume to power and heat our office, as well as to charge our electric cars and those of visitors!

Next Thursday, just prior to the opening of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, we’re hosting a behind-the-scenes tour at Golden Real Estate to explain all the many elements contributing to the sustainability of our location. In addition to the mini-split system, you will see how we use sun tunnels to daylight our office, and see how we superinsulated our building. It’s Feb. 22nd, 3:30 to 5:30. Refreshments will be served. Our office is at 17695 S. Golden Road. Bring your white Styrofoam for recycling!

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After growing up in Evergreen and attending the University of Denver, Carol and her husband Kevin settled in Golden to raise their 3 kids. Carol is committed to actively volunteering in the community through her work with PTAs and serving on the boards of the Christian Action Guild and Canyon Point HOA. With many years experience as a RN and a business developer, Carol brings her knowledge and passion to providing highly personalized service to her clients, and enjoys helping families market their home or find their dream home! She and Kevin have bought and managed investment properties for 15 years. Contact Carol at 720-982-4941 or Carol@GoldenRealEstate.com.

Two other features of the festival are a photographic exhibit and an eco-expo. The Environmental Photography Exhibition and Reception have become a much-anticipated part of this annual film festival. The free reception for the photography exhibition happens on Friday night with a keynote address entitled “Pretty Pictures Are Just Not Enough” by Kerry Koepping, Director of Arctic Arts Project. Complimentary drinks and appetizers are served. The exhibition remains on display at the American Mountaineering Center through April 27, 2018 The Eco-Expo Call2Action is open to the public without a ticket and answers the question, “What can I personally do to affect this issue?” The Eco-Expo features solutionsbased organizations focused on environmental issues. Film-goers come out of the two theaters galvanized to take action on a multitude of environmental concerns presented in the films. The expo hours are noon to 7:30 on Friday and 10am to 7pm on Saturday. Descriptions of all films and their length is at www.CEFF.net/films-2018/. That web page is great, providing filters allowing you to quickly find which films match your environmental area of interest. You can specify short films vs. feature films, Colorado vs. foreign, documentary vs. drama (or comedy, adventure, animation, etc.) as well as 21 different issues (e.g., climate change, GMOs, rivers, mining, etc.). What a well-designed web site! Half of the 56 films this year are “shorts,” ranging from 4 minutes to 28 minutes. There are 16 feature length films ranging from 40 to 93 minutes in length. There are 12 films in the “Youth” category. One of them is a 17minute film called “Melting Away” by Colorado high school student Liam Watson, whose passion for skiing drove him to explore how climate change may impact his favorite sport.

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Jay Tracy lifts his daughter, Breckyn, into the air while dancing at the Father, Daughter Princess Ball.

Making memories: A night of fathers and princesses

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The red carpet rolled out at 6:30 p.m. and by the evening’s end, every girl was given a crown. It was the first Father, Daughter Princess Ball hosted by the Arvada YMCA. “These are things they will never forget,” said Kristin Denehy, membership director at the YMCA. “We’re here to make lasting memories.” The dance, held Feb. 9, was sold out with 66 dads and 72 daughters. Some daughters, like Bailey Owens, who loves to dance, had been looking forward to the dance since it was announced. For father, Brian Nickel, the night was the perfect time to have a date night with his daughter.

Photos by Shanna Fortier Annica Brumage dances with her dad, Michael Haggard, at the YMCA Feb. 9.

Madilyn Riddle and Caley Edwards spin each other around the dance floor at the YMCA father-daughter dance.

Robert Kaufholz gives his daughter, Evelyn, a spin on the dance floor at the YMCA’s fatherdaughter dance.


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Group honors Pickleball Ken and raises funds for veterans The fundraising dinner will be Feb. 22 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The pickleball community in Arvada is strong and growing more each day. Many of those involved in the sport say they’re there because of one man, Ken Marquardt — known affectionately by the community as Pickleball Ken. In 2011 Marquardt brought pickleball to the Arvada area and a few years later started using the sport to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Pat Welch, 80, started playing pickleball at Apex when she retired four years ago. She remembered the sport because of a story she read about Marquardt in the newspaper. “I love it,” she said. “I love the friendliness and the friendships we’ve developed. And it’s fantastic exercise, especially for older people.” Cheryl Mee, 71, said playing pickleball keeps her moving and helps her control her multiple sclerosis. “I haven’t had any episodes since I started playing three years ago,” Mee said. Marquardt also hooked Tom Carney on the sport. “After retirement, I went to a Silver Sneakers breakfast,” Carney

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Pickleball is played daily at the Apex Center. Ken Marquardt says Pickleball changed his life. explained. “They told us about the things for seniors and then Pickleball Ken stood up. It sounded like the dumbest thing.” But Carney gave it a shot anyway and he, too, got hooked. Now, 11 years later he is teaching others to play. He credits it all to Pickleball Ken. “He’s gotten my mindset to help others,” Carney said of Marquardt. “I volunteer five days a week, teach two days a week. I feel healthier, happier and I love the aspect of helping veterans.”

The pickleball group started fundraising for veterans in 2015, with the event Pickleball for Heroes, a fundraiser with Craig Hospital that helps veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The inaugural event drew a little over 200 players and raised $43,000. In 2016, the group numbered more than 300 players and raised more than $70,000. Last year, it raised $170,000. The 2018 event to benefit Operation TBI Freedom is scheduled for Sept. 1-3. Operation TBI Freedom is a privately-funded organization and is sponsored by Craig Hospital and services more than 350 veterans and their families annually.

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But members of the Front Range Pickleball Club want to do more to help veterans and also want to honor Marquardt for all he’s done as an ambassador in the community. That’s why the group will be hosting the Pickleball Ken Changing Lives Award Dinner on Feb. 22. The dinner will recognize Ken and Sharon Marquardt for their commitment to the sport and the Pickleball community and also serve as a fundraiser for Operation TBI Freedom. “Ken always says we’re changing lives,” Carney said. “If Ken is changing lives, he’s changing all of our lives. So that’s what we want to thank him for.”

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Managing iron and manganese in Arvada’s water Officials stress the water is safe to drink

solved state. The treatment to change and the iron and plant must then put chemimanganese to release off the cals into the water to make side of the pipe. the minerals a solid. From That’s what was hapthere they remove the minerpening in August, when BY SHANNA FORTIER als and also need to remove residents reported seeing an SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM the chemicals before sending increase in discoloration. the water into the drinking At the time, the city perIn the spring and fall of supply. formed a controlled flush of 2017 many Arvada residents “We need to be careful how the water mains to scour the reported a discoloration in much chemicals we put in inside of the pipe. The pipes the water. on the front end to facilitate routinely get flushed and The discoloration was the change of state because caused by manganese, a min- cleaned every three years. you need to take it out at the Deeds said it will take eral that is naturally present end,” Deeds said. several seasons of flushing, in most Colorado lakes and The city recently hired a streams. But even in a discol- up to 12 years, before the consulting firm to help deproblem can be fully elimiored state, the water is safe termine the most cost-effecnated. to drink. tive way to fix the problem. Every water system is Cliff Deeds, water system The water quality firm, unique in the way it delivmanager for the city of ArCorona Environmental ers water and Deeds said vada, explains that iron and Consulting, was hired to the mixing of the two water manganese are two minerconsult on the Water Treatsources in Arvada tends to als that present themselves ment Facility Master Plan. trigger the event. as discolored and both are The contract for $200,000 was The city of Arvada gets naturally occurring in raw approved during the consent water from both Denver water. agenda at the Jan. 22 City Water’s Ralston Reservoir “Our treatment process Council meeting. and the Arvada Reservoir. have not always been as The discoloration of water All water is then treated in effective as they are now in is one specific issue the firm Arvada. removing those minerals,” To help prevent more build will be looking at, said Jim Deeds said. “Over the years Sullivan, director of utilities up in the pipes, the Arvada pipes get a small buildup for the City of Arvada. Water Treatment Plant is which is solid and sticks to “If we stop or greatly looking for a better way to the pipes.” reduce the amount of minertreat the water. But the proDeeds explained that as als that push through the cess is complicated. the weather heats up, so system then the flushing will The minerals come does the water in the pipes. the water in a dis- 10:27 resolve This causes the chemistry9.625x6through MtnVista Ad LunchAndLearn Feb2018.qxp_Layout 1 2/9/18 AM Pagethe 1 problem forever,”

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Deeds said. Sullivan stressed that the water, even in a discolored state, is safe to drink. The most recent water samples taken, Aug. 29, detected manganese levels between 0.025 and 0.035 milligrams per liter (parts per million), below the regulatory standards of 0.05 milligrams per liter. In fact, Arvada’s 2017 water quality report showed city water to not have any water quality violations. While the discoloration generally happens in the fall, it was seen in the spring last year as well. Sullivan suggests that if a resident does have discolored water at their residence, they should call the city’s water quality department at 720-898-7800. They will then evaluate the situation to determine if it is localized or a larger issues and if flushing should happen. “We want to be proactive and responsive to customers,” he said. Residents interested in reviewing the most recent water quality report, can view it at arvada.org/arvada.org/

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Trammell Crow resubmits development plan for Olde Town Residence Project City Council could consider the resubmission as early as March 19 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Trammell Crow Company resubmitted its Preliminary Development Plan application on Friday, Feb. 9, for the Olde Town Residence project. The original plan was voted down by Arvada City Council in a 4-3 vote on Jan. 22. Councilmembers who voted against the project cited lack of adequate parking and an obstruction of the “grand view” as reasons for rejection of the development plan for the project planned for the 8.25-acre site bounded by Vance Street and Wadsworth Boulevard on the west and east, and between West 56th and Grandview avenues.

The resubmission is allowed through the city’s Land Development Code. The ordinance calls for city staff to review Trammell Crow’s resubmission, report its review to City Council and for an additional public hearing to be held on the revised application. The changes to the Olde Town Residence plan include a reduction of 30 bedrooms, the addition of 15 parking spaces and a setback on a portion of the sixth floor facing Grandview Avenue. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority anticipates that City Council could consider the resubmission as early as its regular meeting on March 19. “Trammell Crow took the feedback from City Council and city staff and the comments from the public hearing to make several modifications to the number of bedrooms, parking and the setback on the top floor of the Olde Town Residence project,” said Maureen Phair, AURA’s executive director. “The city’s resubmission ordinance

provides a fair process for Trammell Crow to address these concerns and then decide to continue with its PDP application. AURA is looking forward to staff ’s review of the resubmission and the public hearing process.” The original plan submitted by Trammell Crow had one parking space for each bedroom and counted on many residents to not have cars, but rather rely on alternative from of transportation like the commuter rail, ride share, bikes and walking. At the Jan. 22 meeting, Councilman John Marriott said he would approve the plan if the developer created an additional 25 parking spots or reduced the bedroom count by 15. He said this would give him comfort in knowing that the resident and visitor parking would not spill out of the complex. The setback on Grandview Avenue is aimed at addressing council and community concerns that the building will block views of the Front Range. The development has been contro-

versial, even before the development plan details were revealed. The city sold the 8.25-acre site, valued at $4.4 million, to developer Trammell Crow Co. for $30 and provided them with $13 million in tax incentives. Arvada officials maintain that the project is a well-planned and longterm investment that will not only bring new life to the area, but also pour revenue far exceeding the land’s value into city coffers over the years. However, some community members don’t agree with the incentive and worry about the development obstructing views and creating congestion. The land transition itself was not up for discussion at the Jan. 22 meeting nor will it be up for discussion at the next public hearing. The resubmission of the Olde Town Residences plan is available on the city’s eTRAKiT online database at https://arvadapermits.org/etrakit3/.

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Arvada gears for new winter event WinterFest will be held Feb. 24 at McIlvoy Park CALM AFTER THE STORM

BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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The Arvada Festivals Commission hopes to get the community out to celebrate outdoor activities and culture at a new event, WinterFest, scheduled for Feb. 24 at McIlvoy Park in Olde Town Arvada. The free, family-friendly event will feature a passport that encourages attendees to watch cultural performances and taste food from throughout the world. “We wanted to tie in some excitement with the Winter Olympics,” said Gretchen Sherlock, chair of the Arvada Festivals Commission for 2018. “The intent was to celebrate the things that are relevant to the winter games and that includes a cultural component.” Games will include cornhole and an obstacle course for kids. Cultural performers will include the Russian Youth Choir, Asian Cultural Center, Native American dancers and

IF YOU GO WHAT: Arvada WinterFest WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 WHERE: McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada DETAILS: Free. Snow or shine. Activities include winter-themed outdoor games, cultural performances and ethnic food vendors. Peruvian dancers. “We’re just excited about what we have been able to capture and believe we’ve built a pretty strong first year event,” Sherlock said. The Arvada Festivals Commission hosts several family events throughout the summer including the annual Arvada Kite Festival, Arvada Trails Day and Arvada on Tap, but felt like there was a lack of family activities in the winter months, which is why they are launching the new event. The timing of the Winter Olympics was a bonus. “It allows us to talk about getting outside and being active in the winter,” Sherlock said. “People are more willing to do so after seeing incredible athletes on the world stage.”

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e’re going to approach this column as a perusal of the latest ‘Annals of HITTING Insanity.’ Normally, HOME this is the sort of survey that covers a period of weeks, or even months; sadly, this particular one covers a period of about three days. I was debating the organizational structure of these ideas, but then, the “high point” happened Michael Alcorn right in our back yard, so … Working our way inward, geographically.

question was right in his ideological wheelhouse — to correct her use of the word “mankind”, advising her to use “peoplekind” instead. More stateside, there is Washington, D.C. There is always Washington, D.C.! This particular incident features the case of the dueling memos: We now have one memo alleging that courtapproved spying on a U.S. citizen was based, in part, on a fake political dossier, which was not spelled out in the court application. Sometime in the near future, we will then have a second memo — a counter-memo — probably alleging “nuh-uhh.” Which will, no doubt be followed by a countercounter memo alleging “yeah, huh!” And, in the meantime, the former Speaker of the House, now Minor-

We start in Rome, where, a day after the Pope accepts the state-appointed bishopric of an excommunicated priest in China, a different Vatican official says that “Those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church at this time are the Chinese….” Yes, the same Chinese that currently imprison hundreds of Christians for simply being Christian, and, according to CNN, have a growing industry in organ transplantation ... from executed prisoners. Look, I have the highest respect for the Faith of my mother and father, and the Church that I grew up in, but this … this … is just inexplicable. Our survey comes then to North America, where the Prime Minister of Canada interrupted a woman’s question in a town hall — a woman whose

ity Leader, took to the floor for 8-plus hours this week to defend a certain class of illegal immigrants, hoping, I suppose, that nobody would notice that when she was the Speaker, she never brought an immigration reform proposal to the floor. We shoot a little bit up the East Coast to New York, where a high school in Ithaca has been forced by protesters to cancel their production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” after the role of Esmerelda is awarded to a white girl. Yeah, I know — in the original story by Victor Hugo, Esmerelda was a gypsy of part Italian and part French descent, but, you know ... whatever. SEE ALCORN, P14

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superintendent, built a new school for 800 students that opened with only 300 students, is spending over $30 million to move sixth graders to middle school, creating an additional 4,000 empty classroom seats when there are over 15,000 empty seats already and yet only has a goal of 6 out of 10 kids reading and counting proficiently.

e all know memorable people. There’s something about them that makes you take notice and want to spend more time with them. While they don’t wear a sign or a special shirt, you know these people when you encounter them. You feel different when you’re around them — safe. They speak their truth, act impeccably, BUSINESS and know that happiAIKIDO ness is an inside job. They manage their energy throughout the day and don’t waste it on negative thoughts or remarks. They spend their time doing what is pleasing to them and minimize energy draining activities. Glenn Bott Here are 7 ingredients they all possess: 1. They are Authentic 24/7 — They don’t really care what other people think about them or what they do. They’re authentic all day long because they know their personal power comes from being themselves. Those that know them feel comfortable and safe

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Prioritize third grade reading and math At the Feb.1 school board meeting, the Superintendent proposed “Academic Indicators” for Jeffco students. His goal for third graders is 60 percent of our students be proficient in reading and math. Say there is a classroom of 30 third graders, select 18 students. Those 18 will not be proficient at reading or math. How can anyone be OK with a bar set so low that it fails so many kids in Jeffco?

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There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, creative engineering fun, and materials found around the house. The beauty is all ages can do this and have a great time together. Question and Pool Knowledge How can you protect something really fragile like a raw egg if it is dropped? Discuss LIFELONG how packages are shipped when there LEARNING is something breakable inside What are Esther Macalady are the problems to consider? Some are the speed which gravity makes it fall and jarring and

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Stop this reckless spending and prioritize learning. Peggy Ralph, Lakewood Jeffco Schools to get an additional $30 million State budgets have just been released and Jeffco is slated to receive an additional $30 million next year. This is on top of the multi-million dollar increase from last year. In actuality, per pupil funding has steadily increased over the last four years. What is alarming – will any of this increase in funds go to improving student achievement or higher wages for teachers? PERA is currently underfunded by billions and tax payers will be asked to fill in the gaps. Yet Jeffco’s budget conversation has no specific dollar amount for what might be allocated to filling the PERA hole. Yet, the school board and Superintendent are recklessly spending over $30 million to move sixth graders to middle school without community acceptance. Per the 2016-17 Facilities Condition Assessment, Jeffco has 18,089 empty classroom seats. Yet it is slated to add 5,000 new classroom seats in middle schools to accommodate sixth graders.This leaves thousands of empty elementary classroom seats, which still have to be maintained and paid for in schools across Jeffco. It is time for Jeffco to have the hard discussions on wasteful spending and the huge deficiency in PERA. Irresponsible spending today, will only lead to less resources for students or more requests for tax increases in the future. Amy Cooper, Golden Superintendent Evaluation Over 50 percent of our property taxes go to Jeffco schools. Therefore, as a taxpayer, I want to understand the return on my investment in education in Jeffco. That is why I find it hard to comprehend why the Superintendent,

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shaking when it crashes. Start by dropping a simple Lego space ship with an action figure on top. Take a look at what happens. How can you protect the action figure? How are babies protected in cars? How are children and adults protected in cars, on bikes, or playing hockey? What do soldiers have to slow them down and land safely when they jump out of planes? How could you work in teams to protect a raw egg that is dropped from a height of 4 feet? 10 feet, or more? There are so many questions waiting to be answered. Engineering Materials Help children search around the house for construction materials like cardboard, packing material, cotton, drinking straws, tape, string, newspa-

who was awarded a 3-year contract worth $1.2 million dollars, was given his evaluation in a closed-door executive session vs. public session. The current board justified his huge salary saying his job equates to a CEO of a large corporation. Well, most large corporations and CEO’s are accountable to shareholders and I consider myself a shareholder. I think we should all know how the board feels this superintendent is doing and what he should be working on. Now granted, the challenge is that he has been given zero goals or objectives or any type of accountability measurements, which I find odd given his huge salary. So, I am curious what his evaluations encompass? What are his measurements or targets? What are his assigned goals and objectives? As taxpayers, we should understand his performance measurements and understand how he is doing against those measurements. I do not think it is a lot to ask for some accountability associated with a contract worth $1.2 million. Deb Eigenbrod Littleton A moral necessity It was with interested I read the “Cannot legislate morality” letter to the editor of Feb. 1. It would appear the author is proffering a societal legislation of morality revolving around the position that there are certain lives not worth living. Here is the logic: If no one wants and unborn baby, rather than allowing the baby to be born into an unwelcoming society, compassion dictates the baby’s existence be terminated. A drain on society and an unhappy life would be “nipped in the bud”, as it were. This logic presumes the unborn baby is unwanted. Overall, that position represents pretty cold compassion. There is no difference between that and someone deciding a certain group of people are sub-human and a drain on society, thus, that group of people should be eliminated. When society grants itself the right to decide which innocent people live and which SEE LETTERS, P15

per, balloons, pipe cleaners, wire, or foam rubber. What else could be used to slow down the speed of falling and violence of the crash? Lay all of the materials out so children can use pencils, markers, and paper to make a few sketches of possible solutions. This important step encourages children to plan. Then they can construct a few devices and discuss possibilities. Keep asking how will you slow down the descent and make the landing gentle? If possible, have a construction team to talk together. Remind your children that they need to look at the egg and put the contraption back together to perfect and try again after the drop. Make a few models, name them, and predict what will happen. The team can test by dropping them

from a ladder or stairs onto a cookie sheet or tarp. If the first few don’t work, scoop up the cracked eggs to cook later and remind children what Thomas Edison said about resilience when he and his team were inventing the light bulb. ”I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” You can take some movies and pictures to share. Really spectacular packages were dropped on Mars in 2004. Google or Bing ” Spirit rover landing on Mars “ and view a video version of the rover parachuting and bouncing around safely on the surface of Mars. Esther Macalady is a retired schoolteacher in Golden. For more science at home see grandparentsteach. blogspot.com and wnmufm.org/Learning Through the Seasons.

OBITUARIES VONDEROHE

James L. Vonderohe 7/1/1947 - 2/7/2018

James L. Vonderohe, age 70, of Faribault, MN and formerly of Arvada, CO, died on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault following an extended illness. Jim was born in O’Neill, NE to Gerhardt and Leona Vonderohe on July 1, 1947. After 5 years on a ranch near Atkinson, the family moved to Norfolk, NE and then to MN in 1959. He graduated from Houston High School (MN) in 1965 and then from Winona State University in 1969. He then attended law school at the University of Wyoming before joining the Arvada Police Department in 1973. Jim married Glenda Hale on October 3, 1987. They were later divorced. He was a dedicated detective in Arvada for 25 years and absolutely loved his job until retiring from the force in 2001 due to poor health. He continued working as a polygraph examiner in Colorado until 2016 and then relocated to Faribault Senior Living in MN. Jim’s avocations were pistol shooting and hunting Elk/Moose. He won

or placed in many pistol tournaments and won multiple state championships in Colorado and Nebraska. He was a true “straight shooter”. His hunting trips in the mountains were his passion and he loved the camaraderie experienced by his hunting party. He also enjoyed the trips back to Minnesota to visit friends and relatives along the way, while being accompanied by the music of Johnny Cash and Elvis. Jim fiercely fought his cancer (multiple myeloma) and its many complications for over 20 years but has now moved on to happier hunting grounds. Jim is survived by brother; Bruce (Betty) Vonderohe of Apple Valley, MN; half-sister, Jo Ann(Ed) Ravizza Emmett, ID; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister; Rita Ohe of Fort Collins, CO. A celebration of life will be planned for this summer.

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67, of Arvada. Survived by loving wife Sharon, sons Ian (Nicole) and Kevin; grandson Corran; brother Christopher; sister Luanne Moss; many loving nieces and nephews. Richard will be laid to rest at Ft. Logan National Cemetery

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Since we’re in New York already, let’s consider the tale of a middle school which, if I understand the chronology, first cancelled, then postponed, and then renamed their Father-Daughter dance until it could be guaranteed to conform better to the Board of Education’s gender inclusiveness guidelines. And, by the way, in the era of “#MeToo,” who thought it would be a good idea to release the third in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” series of movies at this moment in time? Closer to home, we have joyful occasion of somebody calling in a bomb hoax on Monday, and then extending the fun on Tuesday by generalizing the bomb threat against “a” school in the Arvada/Golden area. Of course, it was a hoax, but I was missing somewhere around 15

percent of my classes on Tuesday. Anybody else think it was probably just a kid wanting to avoid a test? Speaking of our schools, that brings me to the coup de grace: this week has featured a 23-year old assistant instructor in Cherry Creek schools being arrested for having a relationship with a 16-year old, another school suspending more than a dozen kids for LSD-related drug issues, and another school having two boys arrested — one for sexual assault, one for videotaping it on his phone. You want insanity? Try having a conversation with your 16-year old about the politics of sex in today’s world. Seriously, folks, I think if I were growing up in this day and age, I might be tempted to snack on Tide Pods, too. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His novels are available at MichaelJAlcorn.com

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while around them because they don’t pretend to be what they aren’t. 2. They are Impeccable — They walk their talk in all they do. They know that we all watch behaviors and listen to what others say. We measure others talk against their actions and if they don’t match we label that person a phony. Memorable people use this often neglected trait to their advantage to stand out. They know it takes far less energy to be impeccable than to tell different people different stories and try to remember who you told what. 3. They Value Relationships Above All Else — People are an endless source of mystery and intrigue (and some amusement) to memorable folks. They treat everyone with respect and are interested in how everyone has created their lives. They don’t judge, but rather see patterns and if asked may offer insights on ways to improve. They will never say “do this ....:” as they have total respect for everyone’s journey. They’re far more interested in learning about others and how they live their lives. By keeping an open mind they allow for the opportunity to learn something new and beneficial. 4. They Smile — They love life and all it offers. They enjoy the process and their heart is singing. What’s not to smile about? They are happy with themselves, what they do for a living, and all aspects of their lives. They share their inner feeling of joy with

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innocent people die, that society is doomed to disintegration. We must never forget that. Jim Morgan, Lakewood Support Inclusive Care for Seniors Many seniors on Medicare are facing expensive out-of-pocket cost for treatments they need to remain independent. Strokes, surgeries, and other debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, post-polio syndrome and trauma from falls or other injuries sometimes result in patients needing prolonged care by physical, occupational or speech therapists. Congress recently failed to act to repeal a harsh limit on these necessary, therapeutic treatments which enable patients to remain in the comfort of their homes, and thus creating uncertainty for providers, patients and their families. This Congressional inaction poses a very real financial and medical threat to seniors already struggling in rehabilitation care. Should Congress not act to remove hard caps, the result is tough choices for a population which spends up to half their retirement income on fixed costs such as housing, utilities, food and medicine. Maybe care could be rationed and less frequent but some may simply not be

able to afford continued therapy or even engage in therapeutic treatment if another injury occurs. This year the annual limits are $2,010 for both physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined; there is a separate $2,010 for occupational therapy. In the face of constantly increasing healthcare costs, this is too little. Please ask your Senators and Representatives to fix this harmful policy so seniors can live with dignity and independence as long as possible and get the care they need without rations. Shirley Leow, Lakewood No on Senate Bill 1 I am an Arvada resident and work as a public school teacher in Adams County. I love my job as a teacher, although every year becomes tougher as resources disappear and class sizes increase. My class sizes have risen up to 38 students in the past couple years and with this increase, it becomes extremely challenging to meet the diverse needs of my students. This frustration continues as the state government tells schools they owe us money and never deliver on this promise. At this point, we have had $828 million cut and there are no indications that this will change any time soon, especially with the introduction of Senate Bill 1. Although Senate Bill 1 sounds good, (it’s about funding road projects) the amount of money that goes into the bill continues to take away money from schools.

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I would like to see our state representatives and senators work toward a solution that both funds our roads and our education system. I strongly oppose Senate Bill 1. Kathryn Zaleski, Arvada We need to work on abortion All laws aim at modifying behavior, intentionally reflecting society’s agreed-upon moral tenants. The writer’s false premise then implies a false dichotomy that there are little or no other options for addressing escalated abortion rates in a diverse society. There are usually more options. Remember the original “Choice” argument included educating and empowering our young people to respect their minds and bodies (via Planned Parenthood, etc.), thereby reducing unwanted pregnancies? The before/after abortion spike (60 million over 45 years) screams out that this promise has failed — by any rubric. Time to regroup and re-evaluate underlying problems and create policies that actually strengthen our

young people while serving a diverse population. We have yet to accept the science that would define the life we value in the constitution. Regardless, we can still evolve away from Daddy Government as “fixer” to preventative laws that deter unwanted pregnancies, i.e., eliminate taxpayer funded abortions (just as we don’t fund actual constitutional rights, like handguns, speaking tours, etc.), eliminate late term abortions. Choice could go to states and localities while re-engaging families, vast community networks, and self-responsibility like days past. Today, many of these resources are already much improved and certainly stigmas are removed. We’re poised as never before to reduce abortion rates. No solution will be perfect. But to think we’ve evolved this issue as far as it can go is ridiculous. To rest our laurels on beta policies that have overwhelmingly failed is just another failure, moral or otherwise. Michelle Montgomery Arvada


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Danny Ledonne’s “Growing VEGI” takes a look at the San Luis Valley’s Valley Educational Gardens Initiative. VEGI works with schools and community programs to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity by cultivating a relationship with nourishing foods from the soil up. The film will be shown at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival during the 4 to 6 p.m. session on Feb. 23. COURTESY PHOTOS

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here’s no accounting for the twists and turns that bring creative people together, but the first meeting of filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno was all too fitting, in light of the work they would end up doing together — they meet at The Local Food Convergence in Aspen back in early 2016. “We both wanted to make a movie about the next generation of farming, and sustainable and healthy food,” Zuccareno remembers. “We both recognized there was a problem in the farming communities we came from — that young people weren’t getting the support they needed to do this important work.” Now, after two years of filming and editing, the pair are ready for the world premiere of their first film, “How We Grow,” which will take place at the 12th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Colorado Environmental Film Festival WHERE: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th St., Golden WHEN: Feb. 22 through 24 COST: Tickets range in price from $8 per person for a single film screening session to $50 per person for access to all film screening sessions all three days of the festival. TICKETS: www.ceff.net The festival runs from Feb. 22 through 24 at Golden’s American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. About 56 films will be shown, some shorts and others closer to feature length, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. International and local filmmakers will be represented. “Colorado is such a great place to host a festival like this, not only because of how active residents are, but because so many people are invested in protecting the environment,” said Nicole Bickford, festival director. “We want to show films that bring light to environmental issues, but also offer solutions and hope for the future.” The free opening night event, SEE FILM, P22

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival is returning to Golden for its 12th year. This year, there will be 56 movies screened, all of which tackle important environmental issues.

he Denver home of violinist and jazz musician George Morrison was always filled with music, as his granddaughter Trudi Morrison remembers it. That music was not only from the students who received lessons at the house, but from the jazz luminaries who stopped in — figures like Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and Jelly Roll Morton. “Denver was strictly segregated at the time, so touring musicians weren’t able to stay at the hotels. Instead, they stayed with us at Big Daddy and Big Mommy’s COMING house,” Morrison said. ATTRACTIONS “Everyone knew who he was, and they still remember him. He was like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, all rolled into one.” Morrison (1891-1974) made his first violin from a corn stalk, a piece of wood, and some string, and first Clarke Reader played publicly with his brother in mining camps in the mountains west of Boulder. He married in 1911 and started “George Morrison and his Jazz Orchestra,” one of Denver’s first jazz orchestras. In 1920, he played a command performance in London for King George and Queen Mary. To celebrate Morrison and other visionaries of African-American musical and cultural history, the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., is hosting The Legacy Show at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. The multimedia musical experience is anchored by music of African-American composers performed by violinist Tami Lee Hughes and pianist Byron BurfordPhearse. The program features classical music infused with a variety of styles, including spirituals, blues, gospel, hip-hop, and jazz. Portraying cultural themes of the Antebellum Period, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Era, and Modern Times, the program includes poetry and visual media projected onto a large screen, providing images of people and places thematically related to the music. “As a classically trained violinist, I love traditional repertoire, but the music featured in the show is a fusion of all of the styles I heard growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, including classical, jazz, gospel, spirituals, and blues,” said Hughes, whose artistic direction of the show is an extension of her debut solo recording. “As I researched music of African-American composers, I found a treasure trove of pieces rarely heard on the concert stage. Through The Legacy Show, I hope to share some of these works and celebrate the composers who SEE READER, P20


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The Apex Center Ice Arena is holding several skating events during the month of February. Community members can get a taste of this sport every Wednesday in February for a free beginner lesson during the Public Skate session, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra moves to new venue in Wheat Ridge First concert in new venue is Feb. 25

IF YOU GO Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Concert takes place at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. The program includes works by Claude Debussy, Marjan Mozetich, Maurice Ravel and Peter Tchaikovsky. Guest artists are harpists Don Hilsberg and Janet Harriman. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for children, and are available online. Thanks to a grant from the City of Golden, a free, roundtrip shuttle from the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. in Golden, to the concert is available for seniors. Call the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s office at 303-278-4237 or send an email to info@jeffsymphony.org to reserve a spot. Tickets and concert information can be found at www.jeffsymphony.org.

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David Kummer, a husband and father of three, has an important role in his family — to be the audience. “We often joke about that,” Kummer said, adding he is the only one in his immediate family that does not play a musical instrument. “Seeing a musical piece performed live is much more meaningful than listening to even a very good recording of that same piece.” Kummer’s wife Linda plays violin with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. And the couple is looking forward SEE ORCHESTRA, P19

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to the orchestra’s first performance on Feb. 25 at its new venue — the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. The JSO “always has an interesting program,” David Kummer said, “and the music is always very well done.” Now in its 65th season, the orchestra has performed on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden for the past 46 years. However, a renovation project in the campus’ Green Center, where the orchestra is hosted, forced the move. The orchestra’s new home is at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave. A few things concert-goers can look forward to with the move are the acoustics in the church, plenty of parking and a more intimate venue, said Karen Pring, one of the orchestra’s board members and violinists. However, it is about half the size, Pring said. According to Mines’ web-

site, Bunker Auditorium in the Green Center seats 1,100, and the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church seats 450. Wanda Beck, the orchestra’s principal violist, and her husband Larry, the orchestra’s principal oboe player, joined the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in 1968. They believe concerts at the church will be much more satisfying for both the musicians and the concertgoers. This is simply because the Green Center was not built as a concert hall, Wanda Beck said. It was built as a lecture hall, she added Concerts at the church will provide the audience with a “warmer feeling,” Wanda Beck said. The church is well-known among local performance groups for its acoustics, said Steve Mallinson, the orchestra’s associate conductor and tuba player who is Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church’s music director. “The orchestra sounds wonderful in there,” he said. “Concert-goers will enjoy the sound.” Music is important to our culture, Mallinson said, and it’s a great benefit

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The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra performs Aug. 21, 2016, during its annual free Summer Concert in the Park, which takes place following the Fine Arts Festival at Parfet Park in Golden. PHOTO BY CHRISTY STEADMAN

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have left a rich legacy through music we can all enjoy.” In addition to Morrison, the performance will feature music from Duke Ellington, David Baker, Daniel Roumain, Kerwin Young, and more. But for this Denver-based crowd, Morrison’s work will be the most personal to hear. Which is something his granddaughter understands perfectly. “We have a family history of breaking racial barriers, and we all stand of the shoulders of those who came before us,” she said. “Big Daddy’s story is one of striving and thriving in a time of deep-rooted segregation.” Hughes did plenty of research when putting The Legacy Show, and she hopes concert-goers learn about the different voices and styles of music from different generations and backgrounds. “The show is for everyone, but I especially like to see young people in the audience. There is distance between them and a lot of the history in the show, so the performance gives them context for understanding complex issues we are dealing with today,” she said. “I hope The Legacy Show inspires great conversations, including talks between people of different generations.” For tickets and more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org/the-legacyshow. Learn curling as the Olympics take over your screens With the Winter Olympics now in full

swing, viewers may well be inspired to try out a new sport after seeing some of the world’s best athlete’s competing. For those who see the broom-and-iceand-stone sport of curling and want to give it a try, the Denver Curling Club will be hosting an open house and drop-in learning classes on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 17, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the club’s headquarters, 14100 W. Seventh Ave. in Golden. Visitors can learn about throwers and how they practice their deliveries (also called pitches or throws), and sweepers, who use brooms to sweep the ice. Visitors are encouraged to hang out, enjoy the Olympics on television, see curlers in action, and talk to members about our adult leagues and junior programs — all children must bring a helmet of any kind to wear. For the drop-in classes, they last 30 minutes on the ice with instruction and a free nonalcoholic drink for $20. For more information, email curldenver@denvercurlingclub.com, call 303-321-1107, or visit www.DenverCurlingClub.com. Clarke’s Concert of the Week - Majid Jordan at the Gothic Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan, made up of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, have provided plenty of backing vocals for more well-known artists like Drake, but they took their skills to a whole new level on their sophomore album, “The Space Between.” Now Majid Jordan will be taking the stage at Englewood’s Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, at 9 p.m. on

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Sunday, Feb. 18. “The Space Between” is easily one of the year’s sexiest albums, but it explores all aspects of romantic relationships, including moving on from old loves to the fickleness of contemporary relationships. “One I Want” is one of the best singles of the year, and “Gave Your Love Away” shows the pair’s vocal range. While Majid Jordan is obviously heavily influenced by modern soul artists like Frank Ocean and Miguel, they add flourishes of electronic music that are all their own. Seeing and hearing how they translate all of this to the stage makes the show this week’s can’tmiss concert. To get tickets, visit www.gothictheatre.com. Life is a cabaret with the Denver Chorale The Denver Chorale is preparing to bring the laughs to audiences for its annual spring cabaret performance at the “Make ‘Em Laugh” Cabaret at Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. in Denver, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18. The cabaret will feature a special guest performance by Third Kind Improv, which is the resident improv troupe for the Human, Kind Theater Project. From musicals to pop, every song choice will be performed by a talented member (or group) of the Denver Chorale, and is designed to have the audience rolling in the aisles. The chorale is a group of singers from throughout the metro area, and is led by founder and artistic director Valerie Montaño, a veteran music teacher. The group advocates the virtues of music, especially

its healing power and guiding contribution to social movements. There will also be a silent auction with the opportunity to bid on meals, theater tickets, original artwork, handcrafted items, overflowing themed gift baskets and more. To learn more, visit denverchorale. org. Turn up for Buffalo Bill’s birthday Many people in Golden and beyond are aware of the big Buffalo Bill Days festival the city throws every summer. That’s some ways away, but those looking for a taste of the Old West can get their fix at the man’s birthday party. The free Buffalo Bill Birthday Party will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Rock Rest, 16005 Mount Vernon Road in Golden. There will be hundreds of reenactors from all around the region celebrating William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s birthday. Visitors can take a shot in one of the free outfits contests for a chance of winning cash and/or prizes from top artists and photographers. National best-selling author Reid Lance Rosenthal will be there selling and signing his books along with local authors Leslee Breene and Sam Pisciotta. Local favorites Timothy P. and Friends will perform, and there will also be free birthday cake and door prizes. For more information on the party, visit www.buffalobilldays.com. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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West Chamber changes name to West Metro Chamber STAFF REPORT

After more than 70 years of supporting businesses in Jefferson County and the West Metro area, the West Chamber is becoming the West Metro Chamber of Commerce to more accurately reflect its demographics as the regional chamber in the metro west. “While our base is still rooted in representing the Lakewood and Jefferson County businesses and communities, our membership has been broadening over the last decade with members coming from other areas including west Denver, the DTC and Littleton,” said Pam Bales, West Metro Chamber president and CEO. A board of director’s branding committee spent most of 2017 talking with various members to see how they would feel about a name change. The majority (more than 85 percent) saw the rebranding as positive and a good impetus for overall growth.

“We also want to stay relevant with the changing face of business,” Bales said. “Our Young Professionals are asking for non-traditional ways to connect. We’re working to attract new millennials and entrepreneurs while providing the best programming for all of our members. We program for all of our members from YPs to SPs (seasoned professionals).” The new logo was “unveiled” at the Feb. 4 Chairman’s Gala and will roll out over the next few months. The West Metro Chamber’s mission is to build a strong business community through collaboration, leadership development, education and advocacy. The vision is to be an organization of choice for businesses who value building a diverse, sustainable and prosperous community through collaborative business leadership. For more information about the West Metro Chamber, go to www. westmetrochamber.org or call 303233-5555.

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around locally grown food in the Roaring Fork Valley of Western Colorado. It examines the characters and systems of farming through the themes of education, legislation, community, food access and micro-finance — in order to tell the story of how these farmers are able to create resilient food systems. “There’s a lot stacked against these farmers and their communities,” Thompson said. “We hope the response to the film is that people are inspired to get their hands in the dirt and start working.” For Zelikova, film is a way to bring the global challenge of climate change to people in a realistic, moving way. Stories help people connect to ideas and inspire them to tackle challenges, she added. “As much as it feels overwhelming, there are solutions we can implement today, solutions that don’t require a breakthrough invention or new technology,” she said. “These solutions come from people who want to be good stewards of their land and manage in a sustainable way, in the process helping fight climate change.” It would be easy for the films shown in the festival to be all doom and gloom, but Bickford said that’s why CEFF focuses on films that inspire, as well as inform. “We’ve found that a festival atmosphere like this is great, because people really love to gather and talk about solutions after they see these kinds of movies,” she said. “We want people to walk away empowered and know that they want to get involved.”

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The Beverly Hillbillies: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17 at Colorado ACTS, 11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road, Wheat Ridge. The Clampetts bring their down home rural life to dignified society life in a crazy clash of values and what’s important in life. Tickets are purchased at the door. Go to http://www.coloradoacts.org/ or call 303-456-6772. Fun Home: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 5 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. A show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 benefits the Denver Actors Fund. Honest, original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Call 303-935-3044 or go to minersalley.com. Adult themes; recommended for ages 14 and older. Sense and Sensibility: through May 6 at the Arada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with matinees at 1 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Audience talkbacks on Friday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Marh 14 in the Black Box Lobby. Call 720-8987200 or go to https://arvadacenter.org/sense-and-sensibility.

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Live Music: Michael Shainline: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Call 303-2355275 or go to www.jeffcolibrary. org The Lost Tribe Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison. Go to www.bnaichaim.org for ticket reservations, memory book and contacts, or call 303-697-2668. Jefferson Symphony Winter Concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Go to www. jeffsymphony.org or call 303-2784237.

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Movie Time: ‘Lady Macbeth’: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. For adults; please leave noise at home. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www.jeffcolibrary.org.

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this week’s TOP FIVE Memory Café: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Ye Olde Firehouse, 3232 Depew St., Wheat Ridge. Presented by the Wheat Ridge Library and the Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Café is a welcoming place for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Go to http://jeffcolibrary.org. The Primal Smoothie: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at at Natural Grocers, 12612 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Learn how easy smoothies are to make and how to supercharge your smoothie for personalized health benefits. Call 303-986-57000 or go to www.naturalgrocers.com.

auction. An online auction will begin in mid-February. To register to bring chili or to purchase tickets, go to goldendemonspta.org/chili. Arvada WinterFest: A Global Affair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at McIIvoy Park. Free, family event with games, performances, music, vendors, food, and drinks. Kids can collect passport stamps as they visit booths and play games inspired from around the world. Go to arvadafestivals.com/winterfest/ ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’: 1 p.m. Saturdays through March 3 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Shows also at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3. Call 303-935-3044 or go to minersalley.com.

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Bob Ross Painting: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org. Pastels and Drawing Studio: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 19 to March 12 at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org. Art for the Young at Heart Art Show: show runs through March 14 at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Creations or artists ages 50-plus and local school children. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org. Rain Forest Discovery, Art Near the Equator: 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 21 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 6-12. Registration required. Go to https://arvada.org/ and click on Majestic View Nature Center under the Explore tab.

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Teen Time: Book Swap: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. jeffcolibrary.org

Hard Times Writing Workshop: 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Weekly writing workshop is free and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments provided. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. jeffcolibrary.org

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Chirp Chirp-Impromptu Bird Walks: Sometimes you just feel like you need to get out and enjoy nature. If you like bird walks and want to join fellow birders on short-notice bird walks, sign up to the Chirp Chirp list Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. A notification will be sent by email or text no later than 24 hours prior to the bird walk. Go to https://arvada.org. Lego Play and Build: 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb 16 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www.jeffcolibrary.org. Hands Dirty Feet Wet, Outdoor Nature Playdates: 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 16 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Children can climb, dig, jump and dive into nature. Registration required. Go to https://arvada.org After Dark: Library Olympics: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Demonstrate you your knowledge and skills against other would be Library Olympians. Only one can win the GOLD. Registration required. For teens and tweens. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. jeffcolibrary.org. Discovery Play: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Call

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303-235-5275 or go to www.jeffcolibrary.org. Drop-In Discovery: 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Explore different themes using hands-on activities, books, puzzles, crafts and other items. No sign up needed. Call 720-8987405. Myths and Constellations: Night with a Naturalist: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Hear some of the myths from around the world and learn some of the facts. We will go outside to observe the constellations and listen for our neighboring wildlife. Dress for the weather. Go to https://arvada.org. Keeping It Real: Beyond “Polite” Conversation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Rebekah Henderson, producer of the film All Mixed Up: Our Changing Racial Identities and co-host of the Off Color podcast, and Dr. Gregory Diggs, critical race theorist and skilled facilitator, lead a discussion regarding uncomfortable race in America’s conversations. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. jeffcolibrary.org

Town Hall Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at WestFax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Join state Rep. Chris Kennedy and Lakewood Ward 2 Councilors Jacob LaBure and Sharon Vincent to discuss issues that matter most to you. Backstage Tour DCPA: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Explore backstage of the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Following the 90-minute walking tour, lunch cost will be on your own at a local restaurant. Fee includes transportation, escort, parking and tour. Register in advance. Call 303-4259583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Walk With The Dogs: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Meet at the parking lot at 72nd, just west of Carr Street. Get outside and meet dogs from around the community while learning pet facts and the impact of bringing dogs into nature areas. Hot cocoa will be waiting at the end of the walk at the nature center (water for dogs). Dogs must be on leash. Go to https://arvada.org

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Tai Chi: 6:15-7:15 p.m. (beginners) and 5-6 p.m. (experienced) Mondays through Feb. 26 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Registration required. Go to https://arvada.org/ and click on Majestic View Nature Center under the Explore tab. Food Pantry: open from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays at New Apostolic Church, 5290 Vance St., Arvada, rear entrance (across the street from Beau Jo’s restaurant). Contact Gertrude at 303-902-6794.

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After School Fun: Cookie Craziness: 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Call 303-2355275 or go to www.jeffcolibrary.org

STEM Conference for Girls: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Center. For girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Expanding Your Horizons attendees will learn about careers involving engineering, math, science and technology through a day of hands-on workshops. An adult program running at the same time focuses on strategies for supporting girls’ academic success and paying for college. Register at www. expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/Boulder.

Purpose and Divine Intervention: noon Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 5675 Field St., Arvada. Lifetree Cafe discussion group features filmed interview with Operation Baby Lift volunteer LeAnn Thieman, who helped save at-risk babies from Vietnamese orphanages

Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Thursday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@ coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.


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Arvada West boys basketball coach Jeff Parriott, talking to his Wildcat players during the team’s road victory on Feb. 9, has the Wildcats in position to win the Class 5A Jeffco League title heading into the final week of the regular season. The 55-50 victory over Columbine gave A-West a one-game lead atop the Class 5A Jeffco League standings with two conference games remaining. PHOTO BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO SCHOOLS

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More shots on goal for the Ralston Valley hockey team in a 4-3 loss to Columbine on Feb. 7.

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Rebounds for the Arvada boys basketball team in a 69-48 win over Bruce Randolph on Feb. 5.

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Straight points by the Arvada West basketball to start a comeback in a 55-50 boys basketball win over Columbine on Feb. 9.

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Regional champions for the Pomona wrestling team, which captured the 5A Region 2 championship on Feb. 10.

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Combined points scored by the Faith Christian and SkyView Academy girls basketball teams in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 25-13 win on Feb. 9.

Standout Performers Andreas Fuentes, Ralston Valley The senior scored two goals in a 4-3 hockey loss to Columbine on Feb. 7, giving him six goals and 12 points for the season.

Gabe Dinette, Lakewood He improved his record to 35-2 as the senior won the 160-pound championship on Feb. 10 at the 5A Region 1 wrestling tournament.

Jovan Dodig, Bear Creek The senior had a game-high 20 points in a 60-55 boys basketball victory over Chatfield on Feb. 10.

Dayton Marvel, Arvada West The senior captured the 132-pound title at the 5A Region 1 tournament and he will take a 30-2 record into the Feb. 15-17 state wrestling tournament.

Domonic Creazzo, Alameda The junior scored 28 points in the 73-52 boys basketball triumph over Weld Central on Feb. 9.

Charles Dinegar, D’Evelyn The senior had a double-double with 21 points and 18 rebounds in the 74-69 boys basketball win over Standley Lake on Feb. 9.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS are five athletes named from west metro area high schools. Preference is given to those making their debut on the list. To nominate an athlete, contact Jim Benton at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com

ittle things can make a big difference in a basketball game and in life. Rock Canyon girls basketball coach Becky Mudd followed up on a good idea of creating a personal challenge for her players, and the game against Legend on Feb. 6 was designated the Small Actions-Big Changes game. Each girl selected a cause, person, family or group to play the game OVERTIME in honor of. The girls then had to commit to do a small action to support the person/ cause they selected. Sophomore Molly McEowen played for Alzheimer’s awareness, a disease that touches a lot of people, including Jim Benton her grandfather. For her action, she gave up eating lunch for a week and donated that money to Alzheimer’s research. Sophia Kozmata’s grandmother passed away from Parkinson’s disease, so Kozmata played for Parkinson’s awareness and wore colored laces. The senior forward shared what basketball meant to the family as they suffered with the disease. Saving animals from puppy mills was the selected cause for sophomore guard Dana Weiss, who is a vegetarian to support animals and is vocal about the mistreatment of animals. Several players got pledges for points, wrote cards and letters to people, did random acts of kindness, made donations, and wore special colored gear. All shared their stories with the team about their causes, such as Charity H2O, breast cancer awareness, diabetes, pediatric cancer, the American Heart Association, pancreatic cancer, Dr. Jill Pechacek 29:11 Challenge, Make-A-Wish and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Talking football Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey worked five seasons together broadcasting Denver Broncos football games on the radio as the play-by-play announcer and the analyst, respectively. I’m sure they probably talked a little about high school football, since Logan is the coach at Cherry Creek and three of McCaffrey’s four sons played for Valor Christian against Creek during that time. McCaffrey, who gave up his analyst duties last season, is now the head football coach at Valor. So once again Logan and McCaffrey will be talking high school football. “Dave was a great inspiration to me,” said McCaffrey. “I watched somebody I respect who played at a high level and is one of SEE BENTON, P26


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the best in the business at broadcasting, yet he still has the passion while coaching football. “He’s had unbelievable success in his high school coaching. It’s because he loves what he is doing. I love this sport too and love coaching it. He kind of paved the way. He showed me you could have a family, have a profession, coach high school football and do the things you want to do. When I watch him coaching, meeting with coaches or drawing up plays, he is a happy man. He showed me this can be done.” Skill competition in ice hockey I recall a few of the first high school hockey games I witnessed a few decades ago. It was like watching the movie “Slap Shot,” where players resorted to playing a violent style to become popular. There wasn’t much attention paid to hockey. Most of the interest for the players and spectators centered around physical play on the ice, which often carried over off the ice by fans after the games. Times have changed and the skill level of high school hockey players is better. “High school hockey is getting better and better by leaps and bounds,” said former University of Denver

coach George Gwozdecky, who is now the Valor Christian head hockey coach. “Of course you have your programs that are developing a little slower than other programs. “More and more kids are starting to move towards high school hockey for many reasons, and as a result it is getting more competitive. Rosters on the varsity teams are getting deeper. Kids are starting to realize they can get to junior hockey from playing high school, whereas in the past most of those kids had to play triple A hockey.” The regular CHSAA season is ending and 24 teams will advance to the state playoffs. The top eight teams in RPI rankings get byes into the second round. First-round games are scheduled for Feb. 20-21. Second-round and quarterfinals are set for Feb. 23 and 24. Frozen Four games are set for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at the Pepsi Center with the title game on tap for March 6 at the Pepsi Center. Top eight in the RPI after games of Feb. 9 were Regis Jesuit, Valor Christian, Monarch, Fort Collins, Steamboat Springs, Cherry Creek, Chaparral and Aspen. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com or at 303-566-4083.

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Metro area schools look to later start times Two of the largest districts consider making schedule shifts BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

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Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to learn. Some area school districts have already implemented later start times. Others, including the Jefferson County and Douglas County districts, are exploring the possibility of making the move. The most recent district to commit to the switch is Littleton Public Schools, whose board of education voted Dec. 14 for later school start times for middle and high school students beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The decision to change school start times followed months of research analysis, parent presentations and extensive opportunities for parent, student and staff input through public forums, open houses and surveys. “If we truly rely on what we believe is compelling scientific research, the question is: Why wouldn’t we do it?” said Brian Ewert, superintendent of Littleton Public Schools. “The research is pretty clear about how much sleep adolescents should get, and more important is when they sleep.” According to Dr. Lisa Meltzer, National Jewish Health adolescent

Transportation schedules are one challenge that school districts must consider when weighing possible changes in start times. SHANNA FORTIER

sleep expert, melatonin is a hormone released by the brain that controls the internal clock and prepares the body for sleeping. But during puberty, the timing of the melatonin release is delayed by up to two hours. This makes it nearly impossible for teens to fall asleep early. This shift is also seen in the morning hours, showing that when a teen wakes at 6 a.m. that is equivalent of an adult waking at 4 a.m. An adolescent’s brain is biologically asleep at that time. A 2014 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that

middle and high schools delay start of classes to 8:30 a.m. or later. “Doing so will align school schedules to the biological sleep rhythms of adolescents, whose sleep-wake cycles begin to shift up to two hours later at the start of puberty,” the report reads. A National Sleep Foundation poll found 59 percent of sixth- through eighth-graders and 87 percent of high school students in the U.S. were getting less sleep than the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep on a school night. “Chronic sleep loss in children and adolescents is one of the most com-

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the eligible electors of the Leyden Rock Metropolitan District (f/k/a Leyden Rock Metropolitan District No. 10) of the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado (the “District”).

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held before the Arvada Planning Commission on March 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter consider a preliminary development plan for LES SCHWAB TIRES AT CANDELAS COMMERCIAL FLG. 3, located at the Northeast Corner of Candelas Parkway & W. 91st Pl. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Dept. or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 401275 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 18-WA-01 Project Title 2018 Water Main Replacement, and Project No. 15-SR-04 Phase 2 Project Title Sanitary Sewer Main Installation, will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 a.m. on March 6, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – www.construction.com Construct Connect – www.constructconnect.com Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com No cost bid documents may be obtained at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com on or after February 15, 2018. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 29,110 LF Furnish & Install 8” PVC Water Main 40 EA Furnish & Install Fire Hydrant Assembly 51 EA Furnish & Install 8” Gate Valve & Box 454 EA Tap Main & Install Corp. Stop (3/4" dia.) 954 LF Furnish & Install 8” PVC Sanitary Sewer Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, water main fittings, and other appurtenances. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at www.arvada.org. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Kris Gardner, P.E., at 720-898-7647. CITY OF ARVADA Bob Manwaring, P.E., Director of Public Works Legal Notice No.: 401276 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF) §§ 1-13.5-501; 1-13.5-303, C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the eligible electors of the Leyden Rock Metropolitan District (f/k/a Leyden Rock Metropolitan District No. 10) of the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado (the “District”). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, three (3) directors will be elected to serve until the second regular special district election (May 2022). Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a SelfNomination and Acceptance Form from the Designated Election Official (“DEO”), located at 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122, (303-858-1800) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is March 2, 2018. If the DEO determines a Self-Nomination and Acceptance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, three (3) directors will be elected to serve until the second regular special district election (May 2022). Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a SelfNomination and Acceptance Form from the Designated Election Official (“DEO”), located at 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122, (303-858-1800) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is March 2, 2018. If the DEO determines a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is not sufficient, the form may be amended once prior to 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing of an insufficient form after this date. An Affidavit of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate must be submitted to the office of the DEO by the close of business on March 5, 2018. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that information on obtaining an absentee ballot may be obtained from the DEO, and applications for an absentee ballot must be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business on May 1, 2018. LEYDEN ROCK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Designated Election Official Legal Notice No: 401240 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript the Golden Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 17-WA-07, Project Title Purple Zone 18” PVC Water Main Loop, will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 a.m. on February 20th, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – www.construction.com Construct Connect – www.constructconnect.com Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com No cost bid documents may be obtained at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com on or after February 1st, 2018. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: • 2,374 LF Furnish & Install 18” PVC Waterline • 250 EA Furnish & Install 36” Steel Casing by Horizontal Directional Drill • 1 EA Furnish & Install 18” Butterfly Valve & Box • 1 EA Furnish & Install Air Release & Vacuum Valve Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, water main fittings, and other appurtenances. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at www.arvada.org. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Kris Gardner P.E., at 720-898-7647. CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Timothy R. Hoos, P.E., City Engineer 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002 Legal Notice No.: 401154 First Publication: February 1, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PETITION ACCEPTANCE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to www.arvada.org/legalnotices and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R18-014: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Arvada Dental, Southwest of W. 64th and Indiana Street, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 3112-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for March 5, 2018, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Legal Notice No.: 401204 First Publication: February 8, 2018 Last Publication: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript

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NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PETITION ACCEPTANCE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to www.arvada.org/legalnotices and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R18-014: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Arvada Dental, Southwest of W. 64th and Indiana Street, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 3112-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for March 5, 2018, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation

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Legal Notice No.: 401204 First Publication: February 8, 2018 Last Publication: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PETITION ACCEPTANCE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to www.arvada.org/legalnotices and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R18-015: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Apex Estates, 12903 W. 72nd Avenue, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 31-12-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for March 5, 2018, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Legal Notice No.: 401205 First Publication: February 8, 2018 Last Publication: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF ANNEXATION PETITION ACCEPTANCE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to www.arvada.org/legalnotices and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R18-016: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Ralston Ridge, 7120 and 7000 Indiana Street, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 31-12107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for March 19, 2018, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Legal Notice No.: 401206 First Publication: February 8, 2018 Last Publication: March 1, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS SPRING MESA METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS §§ 1-13.5-501; 1-13.5-303, C.R.S.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Spring Mesa Metropolitan District (the “District”) of the City of Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the eligible electors of the Leyden Ranch Metropolitan District of City of Arvada, Colorado (the “District”).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election will be held on the 8th day of May, 2018. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and one (1) director to serve a 2-year term. In order for an individual's name to appear on the ballot for the election, a selfnomination and acceptance form or letter must be filed with the District Manager or the designated election official on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. If the designated election official determines that a self-nomination and acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form at any time prior to the close of business on the day of the deadline. Affidavit of intent to be a write-In candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the District Manager or the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2018. Self-nomination and acceptance forms and affidavit of intent to be a write-In candidate forms are available upon request from the District Manager, c/o CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, 8390 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, telephone number 303-779-5710 or from the designated election official, c/o Spencer Fane LLP, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 2000, Denver, Colorado 80203, telephone number 303-839-3800.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve until the second regular special district election (May 2022). Eligible electors of the District(s) interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the Designated Election Official (“DEO”), located at 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122, (303-858-1800) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that requests for an application for an absentee voter’s ballot may be made orally or in writing with the designated election official not later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the address and telephone number listed above between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. SPRING MESA METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ Matt Urkoski, District Manager Legal Notice No.: 401251 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS KIPLING RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Westown Metropolitan District of Jefferson County, Colorado.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District of Jefferson County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1-13.5-501, C.R.S., that an election will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time two (2) Directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and two (2) Directors will be elected to serve 2-year terms.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1-13.5-501, C.R.S., that an election of the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District will be held on May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time two (2) Directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and one (1) Director will be elected to serve a 2-year term.

Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms are available and can be obtained from Danaly Howe, the Designated Election Official for the Westown Metropolitan District, c/o Danaly Howe at Centennial Consulting Group, LLC, 2619 Canton Court, Suite A, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, (970) 818-5247.

Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms are available and can be obtained from Denise Denslow, the Designated Election Official for the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District, c/o Denise Denslow at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, (303) 779-5710.

The Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form or letter is to be submitted to the Designated Election Official no later than the close of business on March 2, 2018, sixty-seven (67) days prior to the regular election. A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time prior to 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Affidavits of Intent to be a WriteIn Candidate must be submitted to the Designated Election Official by the close of business on March 5, 2018, sixty-four (64) days prior to the regular election.

The Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form or letter is to be submitted to the Designated Election Official no later than the close of business on March 2, 2018, sixty-seven (67) days prior to the regular elections. A Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form that is not sufficient may be amended once at any time prior to 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Affidavits of Intent to be a WriteIn Candidate must be submitted to the Designated Election Official by the close of business on March 5, 2018, sixty-four (64) days prior to the regular election.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to Section 1-13.5-1002, C.R.S., that applications for and return of absentee voters’ ballots may be filed with Danaly Howe, the Designated Election Official of the District, c/o Danaly Howe at Centennial Consulting Group, LLC, 2619 Canton Court, Suite A, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the election (Tuesday, May 1, 2018).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to Section 1-13.5-1002, C.R.S., that applications for and return of absentee voters’ ballots may be filed with the Designated Election Official of the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District, c/o Denise Denslow at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., until the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the elections (Tuesday, May 1, 2018).

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By: /s/ Danaly Howe Designated Election Official

By: /s/ Denise Denslow Designated Election Official

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The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is March 2, 2018. If the DEO determines a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is not sufficient, the form may be amended once prior to 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing of an insufficient form after this date. An Affidavit of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate must be submitted to the office of the DEO by the close of business on March 5, 2018.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that information on obtaining an absentee ballot may be obtained from the DEO, and applications for an absentee ballot must be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business on May 1, 2018. LEYDEN RANCH METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 401258 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript Golden Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held before the Arvada Planning Commission on March 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter to consider vacating a portion of public right-of-way within the Koldeway Subdivision located at approximately 6250 Independence St. for FITZMORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Dept. or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 401272 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held before the Arvada Planning Commission on March 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter to rezone (and amend the official zoning maps) from City of Arvada R-M (Residential Multi-Family) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development-Residential), 18.6 du/ac, and consider a preliminary development plan for OLDE TOWN COMMONS TOWNHOMES, located at 5417 Allison St. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Dept. or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 401273 First Publication: February 15, 2018 Last Publication: February 15, 2018 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held before the Arvada Planning Commission on March 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter consider a preliminary development plan for CANDELAS POINT AT CANDELAS COMMERCIAL FLG. 2, located at 15207 Candelas Parkway. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Dept. or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 401274 First Publication: February 15, 2018

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Littleton board’s decision. “But I absolutely believe it was the right decision to make and I applaud the board for putting into perspective why we’re doing this.”

‘A game-changer’ While Ewert said the shift will create some challenges, such as additional childcare needed for some elementary students, changes to the athletics schedule and reorganization of the transportation schedule, he thinks these obstacles should not get in the way of “doing the right thing for our adolescents.” “This one absolutely is in the best interest of our kids,” Ewert said. “It wasn’t about adults, it was about kids.” Ewert was involved in shifting the Public Notice school startOFtimes he was the NOTICE PUBLICwhen HEARING A public hearing will be held before the ArvadaPublic superintendent of Englewood Planning Commission on March 6, 2018, at 6:30 Schools. p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston

Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter consider a preliminary development plan for CANDELAS POINT AT CANDELAS COMMERCIAL FLG. 2, located at 15207 Candelas Parkway. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Dept. or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary

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Although the shift in Englewood five years ago was less about the research and more about being able to share staff between schools when the new Englewood High campus was built, Ewert said after the first year they saw a positive impact on behavior, an increase in attendance and a decrease in tardiness. “I just think kids are more awake and ready to engage in learning,” said Wendy Rubin, superintendent of Englewood Public Schools. “I think that the research is irrefutable — teenagers need more rest … it impacts brain development, social and emotional health and academics.” Cherry Creek School District implemented later start times for their middle and high school students this school year. While Deputy Superintendent Scott Siegfried said half a year is too early to track performance, the district is participating in a study with National Jewish Health to track changes in their students. Siegfried said his district has seen better first-hour attendance and fewer behavioral problems. “This is truly

said, adding that traffic patterns and buses that run to multiple schools will need to be taken into account when working on a possible shift. “We time out to the minute how Pondering the shift long we want buses to run,” Glass Jefferson County Public Schools, explained. “When you change someDouglas County School District and thing, it can have a cascading effect. Westminster Public Schools are all in the process of exploring later school It’s one of those things that we’ll have start times for secondary students for to look at.” future academic years. Glass hopes the district can have a Westminster is in the early stages thoughtful discussion about the pros with what James Duffy, chief operatand cons of the issue. ing officer, referred to as creating The final decision would be made draft proposals, policy discussions, by the school board. internal vetting. The research and changes that Jeffco is a little further along as the other districts have made also got district will be hosting a meeting in Douglas County’s Board of Education mid-February to put a community to look at making a change. Staff is task force together to examine the currently re-examining research and Public Notice issue. surveying stakeholders. NOTICE OFand FINALJeffco SETTLEMENT While Jeffco Superintendent Jason Both the Douglas disNotice is hereby given that disbursements in Glass said the brain science contricts arefinal not looking toissued make possettlement will be by the the Finance Directoruntil at 10:00the a.m.,2019-20 March 6, 2018 to NORcerning sleep patterns for teenagers sible change school AA Concrete Construction Corp. for work related to Project No. 17-ST-12 – 2017 Miscelsparked this discussion, transportayear. laneous Concrete and performed under that tion issues offer challengesPublic for aNotice large “We want to dated go slowly, learn contract May 15, 2017 for from the City of Arvada. district like Jeffco. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT our other districts before we jump Any person, co-partnership, association of per“There is a significant impact on in,” County School Board Notice is hereby given that disbursements in Douglas sons, company or corporation that furnished final settlement will be issued by the Finance labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions transportation in the district,” Glass President David Ray said. Director at 10:00 a.m., March 6, 2018 to NORor other supplies used or consumed by said a game-changer for kids and I would encourage anyone to pay some serious attention to it,” he said.

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City and County Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., March 6, 2018 to NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. for work related to Project No. 17-ST-12 – 2017 Miscellaneous Concrete and performed under that contract dated May 15, 2017 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this February 7, 2018 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk

NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., March 6, 2018 to NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. for work related to Project No. 17-ST-12 – 2017 Miscellaneous Concrete and performed under that contract dated May 15, 2017 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this February 7, 2018 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk

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AA Concrete Construction Corp. for work related to Project No. 17-ST-12 – 2017 Miscellaneous Concrete and performed under that contract dated May 15, 2017 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this February 7, 2018 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk

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contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said NORAA Concrete Construction Corp. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this February 7, 2018 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk

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