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New leadership elected to Apex, Arvada Fire boards The polling place election was held May 8 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Based on the initial vote totals from the May 8 election, Liz Tomsula, Stephanie Allen and Ken Harrell have been elected to the Apex Parks and Recreation District Board of Directors. The three received the most votes in a field of nine candidates — Tomsula with 406, Allen with 406, and Harrell with 337. Tomsula and Allen will be new to the Apex board. Tomsula, an Arvada native and has worked as the director of operations for Real EDGE Soccer Club since 2011. “I very much so look forward to being elected to the Apex Board of Directors and continuing to work to build a strong district for everyone,” Tomsula wrote on her candidate Facebook page following the election results. “Your support was overwhelming and I look forward to the job ahead of me.” Allen is a former Apex employee and holds 20 years of parks and recreation experience.

BY THE NUMBERS Apex: Liz Tomsula: 407 votes Stephanie Allen: 406 votes Ken Harrell: 337 votes Thomas A. Skul: 307 votes Richard Garrimone: 255 votes Andrew Larington: 245 votes Gary “Mike” Kerr: 212 votes Tom “T-Bone” Marks: 161 votes

Donald J. Montgomery: 73 votes Arvada Fire: Jim Whitfield: 1,069 votes Jeffrey Van Es: 873 votes Bob Loveridge: 872 votes James V. Gagliano: 755 votes Steve Smith: 752 votes Debi Luft: 289 votes

Harrell has served eight years as an Apex director. Official results will be announced May 17, due to requirements of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which mandates a later deadline to receive absentee ballots from uniformed and overseas citizens eligible to vote in the Board election. After the official results have been certified on May 17, candidates will be notified if a recount is required. The three newly elected board members will be sworn in at the regular Board meeting sched-

uled for 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. The two other board members, Vicki Pyne and Vice President Jeff Glenn, were elected in 2016 and have terms ending in May 2020. Arvada Fire Protection election The Arvada Fire Protection District also held election May 8 for three board seats. After initial voting results, Jim Whitfield, Jeffrey Van Es and Bob Loveridge earned spots on Board of Directors. Loveridge, an Arvada native and current board president, will continue to serve alongside Van Es, the board’s current vice president. Van Es also served eight years as a volunteer firefighter for Arvada. Whitfield, who is terming out as the current president of the Apex Parks and Recreation District Board, will join the Fire board for the four year term. “I am honored to have received the support of our community and looking forward to the serving the next four years,” Whitfield said. Results in this election will be official once the canvassing board meets May 18.


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Foundation encourages girls to seek transportation, construction jobs STAFF REPORT

Two upcoming Career Days for Girls events are part of a nationwide effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. Presented by the HOYA Foundation, the career days are offered June 25-29 and July 16-20, and are free for qualified candidates. Participants will travel to five companies to learn about the careers offered in the transportation and construction industries. The girls will be at each location from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the host company will provide lunch.

“It is so exciting to see young women light up as they realize there are so many possibilities for their career,” Keller Hayes, from the HOYA Foundation, said in a news release. “One of last year’s graduates got to have shadowing days at RTD, Iron Horse Architects, Denver International Airport, P&H Equipment and Gilmore Construction. She also got one-on-one assistance with scholarship applications through Land Acquisitions. All of this was a direct result of her participation in Career Days for Girls.” This year’s participating companies are Adolfson & Peterson, CDOT, Denver International Airport, Fiore

& Sons, Gilmore Construction, Iron Horse Architects, Martin Marietta, P&H Equipment, RTD and Wagner Equipment. Transportation and construction careers include jobs such as heavy equipment operator, architect, engineer, driver, surveyor, project supervisor, marketing, human resources and so many more. “I would recommend Career Days for Girls to anyone. It was a great experience to see how many jobs are out there,” Sarai Aragon, participant in Career Days for Girls 2017, said in the release. To qualify for the free program,

candidates must be girls between the ages of 13 and 20. All candidates will need their own transportation to the host companies, and parental consent is required for girls under 18. The deadline to apply is May 25. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do. And this just helped me open up to what was possible. Definitely do it — even if your mom makes you,” said Isabella Villano, a participant in Career Days for Girls 2017. At the conclusion of the week, girls will be asked to write a short essay reflecting on the experience. Visit www. for the online application.


The General Assembly Allows the Regulation of HOA Managers to Sunset It was a good day for Colorado’s 1.9 million HOA members on July 1, 2015, when all HOA managers were required to be fingerprinted, educated in their job, and licensed by the Division of Real Estate. However, like all such laws, the Community Association Manager (CAM) program had a 3-year sunset requirement, meaning that it had to be studied by the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) for its effectiveness and renewed (or not) by the General Assembly (Colorado’s legislature). Well, DORA submitted its analysis of the program, recommending that it be renewed and improved, but the Senate Committee on Finance voted 3-2 on April 10, 2018, to “postpone indefinitely” (i.e., kill) HB18-1175, the bill to renew the program for another five years. It was a party-line vote, with all Republicans voting against renewal and both Democrats voting for renewal. In DORA’s report recommending renewal, it was noted that, because the law was only two years old, “there is little data to rely on in determining how much harm related to management activities exists....” “However, two Managers and one Management Company have already been disciplined for misconduct related to management activities. All of these cases were related to

theft of association funds. Additionally, many of the complaints received by the Division and reported during the sunset review reflect the findings of the 2012 sunrise review [which suggested the law]. “Community Association Managers have access to association funds, which is often in the millions of dollars. An association relies on these funds to ensure the common areas, facilities and, in some cases, buildings are well maintained, and the loss or mismanagement of these funds can be devastating to a community. As a result, the owners may suffer large assessments in order to bring the reserves up to an amount necessary to pay for the daily operation of the community, which may include water bills, trash removal, landscaping and professional services, not to mention necessary upkeep such as repainting buildings, replacing old roofs, repairing driveways and any emergency situations that may arise. “Ensuring Community Association Managers do not steal or mishandle association funds is an important reason to regulate the industry. The Division has the ability to audit the business records of Community Association Managers, and through these audits, the Division may uncover misconduct…. “In fiscal year 16-17, the Director issued one cease and desist order against a compa-

2-Story Mesa View Estates Home Backs to Greenbelt This large home at 15318 W. Ellsworth Drive backs to one of the greenbelts in Mesa View Estates, far from the noise of Highway 6 and Interstate 70. It is only a mile, however, to the Indiana Street/6th Avenue interchange, making it convenient to both Denver and the mountains. With 5 bedrooms and 4½ baths on three levels and its oversized 4-car garage, it can accommodate even the largest family! Features include a main-floor master suite that opens to a 10’x24’ wood deck with a view of Green Mountain and stairs down to the backyard. There are four gas fireplaces, too. In the basement bathroom is a wide 2-headed shower and a sauna that can accommodate 2 or 3 people. On the second floor are 3 bedrooms, one with a private bathroom and two sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The gourmet kitchen has hardwood flooring and gorgeous slab granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, which are all included, as are the high efficiency washer and dryer in the main-floor laundry room. See pictures and a video tour at Open Sunday 11-2 pm.

ny and 11 cease and desist orders against individuals, and revoked one individual license.” [End of excerpt from the DORA report.} Colorado is known as a low-regulation state. In other words, if regulation is not deemed necessary for the public safety, the default is to not regulate an industry. Mortgage brokers, for example, were not even registered in Colorado until the mid2000s, and it was another couple years before they were fingerprinted and required to take classes and pass a state exam in order to be licensed. Prior to that, a felon who had studied up on identity crime while in prison

could claim to be a mortgage broker as soon as he was released and begin taking financial information and Social Security numbers from unsuspecting homeowners or home buyers! HOA members were able to breathe a sign of relief when the state decided to license Community Association Managers in 2013, with full implementation by July 2015, and they should be concerned that a Senate committee killed renewal of it. The actual end of the program doesn’t happen until July 1, 2019, which means the General Assembly could pass a renewal of the CAM program in time to avoid a lapse in regulation.

Saturday Is the Rain Date for Golden’s Community Garage Sales

Last Saturday’s garage sale in two of Golden’s high-end neighborhoods — the Village at Mountain Ridge west of Hwy. 93 in north Golden and Stonebridge at Eagle Ridge off Heritage Road in south Golden — went on despite the intermittent rain, but the turnout was so poor because of the rain that we’re holding them again this Saturday, May 19th. See the updated map and description of what each home is selling at Rita and I live in the Stonebridge subdivision, and we are selling a wide array of furniture and other items, including a St. Pauli Girl electric bar sign that is pictured at right. Hours are this Saturday, May 19th, 8 a.m. to noon. Come and say hello and see what’s for sale!

Westminster Patio Home Just Listed by Debbi Hysmith This lovely home at 5742 W. 71st Avenue boasts a professionally finished kitchen with slab granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. You'll love this quiet patio home neighborhood within walking distance to shopping, public transportation, and coffee shops. This home is perfect for social gatherings as well. Behind the 6’ fence, enjoy a private courtyard leading back to a covered deck off the kitchen. Mature trees surround the property and give shade and comfort to the home. There’s a private balcony off of the master suite too! There is plenty of room including a finished basement with a bonus room that could be used as a project room. Extremely low HOA dues buy you use of the clubhouse four times per year, trash service, indoor swimming pool, and tennis courts! You can see interior pictures plus a narrated video tour at Open house is Saturday, May 19th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $385,000

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Early honors for honored veterans MORE ABOUT SRC Seniors’ Resource Center is a nonprofit provider of information, services and advocacy for seniors in the Metro Denver area and surrounding communities, celebrating its 40th year of service. SRC’s locations provide programs and services designed to help seniors remain independent, living in their own homes. More information is available at:

Marine Corp Private First Class Gary Raymer receives a pin from 1st Sgt. Margarita Douglas at an early Memorial Day ceremony at the Senior Resource Center on May 11. Raymer was one of about 25 veterans celebrated at the center for early Memorial Day.


he Senior Resource Center got an early start on celebrating Memorial Day this year, with a flag pinning ceremony of veteran residents on May 11. “This is an opportunity for us to pause and reflect on those who have walked this path before,” said Libby Bodell, senior activities coordinator at the resource center. About 25 residents were recognized at the event, organized with the assistance of All Veteran

Funeral and Cremation. All the veterans received a certificate from retired 1st. Sgt. Reggie Barrett and received a pin from 1st Sgt. Margarita Douglas. There was plenty of gratitude to go around, with lots of “thank you for your service” and respect for time protecting the country. “This is all very, very much appreciated,” said Ron Hilton, who served in the Coast Guard. PHOTOS BY CLARKE READER

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Britton Park teams with Swanson Elementary to create neighborhood flag The flag was raised in the neighborhood park May 10 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The Britton Park neighborhood is located in Arvada’s east side. It’s home to Swanson Elementary School and a newly formed neighborhood organization, Britton Park Neighbors. But, it was missing a symbol — something that artistically represented the neighborhood. Now, thanks to a partnership with the local elementary school, Briton Park has its very own flag. “We wanted our neighborhood children to have a “leg up” with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and strong contributors to our society, country, and economy,” said neighborhood leader Fred Schmidt. For Michelle Rodenburg, fifth and sixth grade teacher at Swanson, this was an opportunity for her students to engage in real world problem solving through a project-based learning initiative. “We like for our students to be connected to the community,” Rodenburg said. “As fifth-graders, they learn about their community in community economics and as sixth-graders, they learn global citizenship. It’s just teaching the kids to be citizens of their own community.” Creating a flag for the neighborhood was the perfect opportunity for the 91 fifth- and sixth-grade students at Swanson to learn about citizenship and the

A pennant with all the flag designs submitted by students was made for the school.

The new Britton Park community flag was designed by students at Swanson Elementary . community they live in. The project included social studies — learning the history of Arvada and the Britton Park area — as well as writing, researching, reading, art and design, and computer graphics. Students worked in teams


Swanson Elementary students who created the winning neighborhood flag for the Britton Park neighborhood raised it for the first time May 10.

to create a concept for what would become the new neighborhood flag and be flown in the park that opened October of 2015. Representatives from Arvada, the Britton Park neighborhood and the school judged the projects

and chose the winning design created by Kaitlyn Lehnerz, Olivia Kubowicz, Noah Gross, Liam Hinz and Brannan Spence. “The hardest part was to find precise information,” Himz said about the research process. “But it was

really fun because we got to come together collaborate and make jokes.” A few things the students learned included how to work as a team, the history of the neighborhood and the representation of symbols and color in design elements. The winning flag, which was raised in a school-wide ceremony May 10, is the color green, representing the nature around Britton Park. There is a yellow sun to symbolize the sun shinning over the neighborhood and a red tractor pays tribute to an old farm in the area. The park itself also has a farm theme. “When you see this flag flying over the park we hope you think of all the hard work that you’ve put in to creating this flag,” Rodenburg told students at the flag raising ceremony. “We also hope that you share the love that we feel for this community.”

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Jeffco BOE puts value on employees in proposed budget The final budget is expected to be adopted June 7 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The Jefferson County Board of Education is putting value on its educators in its proposed 2018-19 budget with increased pay and cost of living increases for teachers and an increase to long-term substitute teacher pay. “We’ve talked a lot about making sure we are getting to and remaining competitive with our neighboring districts as far as compensation,” said board member Brad Rupert at the May 3 board meeting. “I think we have kept faith with that promise and I think we are keeping faith with the promise with the steps and levels adjustment.” Earlier in the week the district came to a tentative agreement with the Jefferson County Education Association, giving steps and level raises for existing teachers and a three percent coast of living increase.

substitute school bus driver “We worked diligently at the from part-time status to fulltable to balance limited dollars time relief driver. and great needs,” said Amy But board members felt Webber, executive director of there was still something that human resources for Jeffco could be done in this arena and schools. “Competing demands requested to continue the conincluded dollars for schools, versation programing deciat the May sions as well as 7 study employee comsession. pensation.” Included Those dollars in the May add up to $31.6 3 budget million — 70 presentapercent of the $45 tion was million of new an addicosts to the total tion $2 proposed budget million in of $991 million. unexpectAfter the ed revenue Thursday night meeting, requests Brad Rupert that was suggested for raises to subJeffco School Board member to be put stitute teachers toward eqand bus drivers uity-based were left off the increases budget. to school based budgets (SBB). Original recommendations These unexpected dollars from cabinet included $107,250 sparked a conversation about to increase long-term substiincreasing this years capital tute pay from $115-a-day to transfer for $500,000 — which $145-a-day to stay competitive would double this years transin this staffing area. Long-term substitute rate is issued when a fer. “I think we are still not doing substitute teacher is in a posia good job maintaining the tion for 11 or more days. An additional $839,635 was requested to restructure the SEE BUDGET, P7

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you may be able to cover a significant amount of the need with bond funds and protect other funds for programatic uses like hiring more teachers and keeping compensation competitive.” But after a failed bond in 2016, the board is not confident in relying solely on the voters to pay for improvements to school buildings. “This happens to be a giant problem, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t take a first step,” Rupert said. “I don’t want to take our voters for granted that they didn’t mean what they said two year ago.” At the end of the night the board chose to move around $500,000 to fund the additional capital transfer.


building education has to happen in,” Rupert said. “I’m concerned that we are not putting enough funding to starting to fix that problem.” Boardmembers Ali Lasell, Amanda Stevens and Susan Harmon echoed those thoughts. “It does make a difference,” Harmon said of the capital funds increase. “I recognize that it may not seem that way when we are looking at dollars.” Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass cautioned the board against moving additional funds into the capital fund in the same year they may ask voters for a bond to complete capitol projects. “If we are on the ballot in the fall and we are not successful, then I think we need to have deeper conversations moving forward,” Glass said. “But while that is still out there

Another try at sub and bus pay At the May 7 study session the board and Glass reexamined funding substitute and bus driver pay. The goal of the discussion was not to spend more money, as the budget had already been balanced, but to find money within the budget to pay for line items that had become a priority

of the board. The discussion led to the 2.3 million that was recommended for additional SBB funding, since the money was unexpected — coming from an increase in this year’s state funding. Glass pointed out that Jeffco doesn’t suffer from a lack of substitute teachers, which is why funding the additional pay wasn’t higher on the priority list. But the board agreed that giving those teachers a raise was also a priority, thus they shifted $107,250 from the additional SBB to fund the increase in long-term sub pay. But the almost $900,000 needed increase in transportation pay proved too high a price tag for the board to swing without taking away from the SBB funding for schools in need. “Every year we say let’s hold that priority and that’s true this year as well even thought it’s a less awful year,” Stevens said. “We are not forgetting and this continues to be a long-term need.” Final adoption of the budget is scheduled for June 7.

GIVE YOUR INPUT READ IT: The full proposed budget can be read online at www.jeffcopublicschools. org/finance FOLLOW IT: Adoption of the final budget is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Board of Education’s regular meeting held in the Board Room of the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden. COMMENT: If you want to comment on the budget you must sign up. You can do so online at board/. The online sign-up window closes on the day of the public meeting at 3:30 p.m. Anyone without computer access may still sign up by visiting the Board of Education and Superintendent’s office, 1829 Denver West Dr. #27, fourth floor, in Golden from 10 a.m. Monday through Wednesday until 5 p.m. and Thursday until 3:30 p.m. Comments can also be emailed to the board at

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Jeffco students rewarded for reading and writing Fifth annual awards ceremony recognizes about 50 students BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Jefferson County students love to read and write. About 50 of them were recognized on May 11 for being the winners of the Education Nonprofit Corporation’s (ENC) Jeffco Writing Challenge and I Love to Read Contest. This is the fifth year for the writing challenge and the second year for the reading contest. “It’s important for young people to think of writing as fun, and not as just work they have to do for school,” said Jody Thomas, one of the contests’ judges. “Hopefully, contests like this will keep them writing because they like to write and want to.” The contests are a collaborative effort of Jefferson County educators and ENC, which is a Golden-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of education. The organization was founded in 2008, and since 2009, the nonprofit has donated more than $237,000 to local schools. “Kids thrive and have a happy life when they feel encouraged and are recognized for their creativity and effort,” said Linda Rediger, one of ENC’s directors.

Jody Thomas, left, one of the contests’ judges, shakes hands with Seyennah Rae, a ninth grader at Sobesky Academy in Wheat Ridge, and congratulates her on her thirdplace win in the Education Nonprofit Corporation’s Jeffco Writing Challenge. CHRISTY STEADMAN

More than 1,200 Jeffco students participated in this year’s writing challenge. This year, the students were tasked with writing a new ending for their favorite book. Entries were judged by a panel of elementary to post-secondary educators. Each grade level — kindergarten through 11th grade — had a firstthrough-third place winner and an honorable mention, with the exception of 10th grade because there were no entries from students in this grade. The 12th grade division had only a first and second place winner because only

two entered the contest. First-place winners received $100, and second and third places and honorable mentions were awarded gift cards redeemable at Tattered Cover bookstores. “I want to be an author someday,” said Seyennah Rae, a ninth grader at Sobesky Academy in Wheat Ridge, who won third place in the writing contest. “The contest is a good way for me to practice knowing my audience.” Schools were also recognized for participating in the writing challenge. In first place for schools with the

Claudia Mills shares a poem she wrote when she was a girl in 1966. Mills was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony for the Education Nonprofit Corporation’s Jeffco Writing Challenge and I Love to Read Contest on May 11.

highest percentage of participation based on enrollment was Bell Middle School in Golden, followed by Oberon Middle School in Arvada, then Red Rocks Elementary School in Morrison. Hackberry Hill Elementary School in Arvada came in first for the schools with the highest percentage of winners versus entries. Fairmount Elementary School in Golden got second in this category and Conifer High School came in third. SEE WRITING, P9


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Arvada program aims to connect residents Since launching in February, the city of Arvada Neighbors Connected program has had 54 neighborhood groups sign up. “There’s a lot of excitement around this program,” said Charise Canales, neighborhood engagement coordinator for City of Arvada. “Arvadans really want to get involved and improve their community.” But not all residents know how to do that — which is why the program was started. As summer approaches, Canales and the city want to make sure residents are aware of the tools and resources available to neighborhoods to spark connection and create fellowship. Some of those resources include the block party trailer; neighborhood movies; grants for block parties, organizing a neighborhood and for neighborhood improvements; a neighborhood leader network; and an upcoming neighborhood of the year award. The block part trainer is filled with

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Thank you for voting us each grade level. Winning schools in the I Love to Read contest are Green Gables Elementary School Lakewood, first place; Woodrow Wilson Academy in Westminster, second place; and Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge, third place. The ceremony’s guest speaker was Claudia Mills, who spoke on her journey to becoming an award-winning author. “To all the young writers out there,” Mills said to the contest winners, “all of you have stories to tell that no one else can. Go and tell those stories.”

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The I Love to Read contest is offered to kindergarten-through-eighth grade students. Students draw a picture and complete the sentence “I Love to Read because …” The entries are then compiled into an I Love to Read ebook. Like the writing contest, awards were given for first-through-third place winners and an honorable mention for

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Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature Sheriff, DA support emergency measure, but GOP lawmakers pull plug BY KATHLEEN FOODY AND JAMES ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, like the man who shot and killed a sheriff ’s deputy in Highlands Ranch on New Year’s Eve. A week later, Republicans in the state Senate refused to send the bill to a floor vote, unconvinced by the prominent GOP district attorneys and sheriffs who argued that it would

protect officers dealing with people in the midst of mental health crises. The 2018 legislative session came to a close on May 9. The bill did pass the Democrat-led House. Only two Republicans voted for it, foreshadowing claims by senators that the bill didn’t protect gun owners. Despite the proliferation of similar proposals after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February and Colorado’s own history of mass shootings, the short-lived debate showed that the battle lines on gun policy in Colorado politics have barely shifted. Similar “red flag” laws have been introduced in nearly 30 states since the Parkland, Florida killings, with lawmakers in Florida, Maryland and Vermont passing legislation. The issue simmered in Colorado’s divided Legislature until about a

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week before the end of the legislative session, when a top Republican in the Democrat-led House and a Democratic colleague unveiled the proposal. Supporters tried to keep the focus on the 29-year-old peace officer shot to death on New Year’s Eve in Highlands Ranch, naming the bill after slain Douglas County Sheriff ’s Deputy Zackari Parrish. Public records show the gunman, Matthew Riehl, threatened officials at the Wyoming law school he attended, threatened lawsuits against family members if they kept him from accessing firearms and was placed under a 72-hour mental health hold in 2014 at a Veterans Affairs psychiatric ward. None of that appears to have disqualified him from buying weapons. Colorado Republicans claimed a red flag law could discourage gun owners

from seeking treatment for mental health problems. They said personal spats could lead to requests for an emergency order without giving the gun owner an immediate opportunity to respond. “When it comes to the potential for gun confiscation without proper due process ... I do not think it should be any surprise what happens to that bill,” GOP Senate President Kevin Grantham predicted May 7. Under the proposal, family members or law enforcement could have asked a court to issue a “temporary extreme risk protection order” if they believed someone posed a risk to themselves or others, and require them to hand in all firearms to local law enforcement. Another hearing would have been required within seven days of the SEE GUNS, P24

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Avengers class assembly: Let’s guess at the SATs of the MCU



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y daughter came home this week with her SAT scores. Of course, she believes—because she’s told this by her school — that this score is the end-all, be-all key to future success, happiness, and world peace. Actually, I exaggerate. Her school never told her it was the key to world peace. And then, a few hours after that pivotal moment, she went with me and her brother to go see “In-

finity War.” It got me to thinking: none of these guys ever took the SAT, and they’ve saved the world a dozen times. But if they HAD, what do you think they might have gotten? Obviously, Tony Stark (aka. Iron Man) would have gotten a 1600. He’d have probably gotten a 1600 with a hangover and while hitting on the teacher/proctor of the test. Then again, he probably took the test when he was 12, so maybe not. The hangover part —

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Cat-astrophy averted On May 9, thanks to the valiant efforts of Officer V. Burton of Wheat Ridge Police and the Arvada Fire EMS crew, we were able to rescue my neighbor’s yellow-striped tomcat who had somehow managed to get himself wedged between the phone lines twenty feet up on the pole, just hanging there; he seemed to have given up, was drooping in the heat and looked like his 9th life was up. Back down on the ground he was in fine fettle once more. Roger Fransson, Wheat Ridge Glass fans flames of teacher unrest Recently, in a guest column, Jason Glass made it seem that if the state repaid the “budget stabilization” factor the Jeffco school district could hire 1,000 more teachers or all teachers could see a 13.5 percent pay raise. Unfortunately, there are two key facts that Glass failed to consider or mention in his column. First, teachers’ pay was not the only budget item that was cut during the Great Recession. The 2016-17 Jeffco Facility Condition Assessment identified $575 million in deferred Educational Adequacy and Facilities conditions needs. This document also stated that these needs would grow annually by approximately $50M over the next 5 years. Shouldn’t some of the “budget stabilization” payback be spent on addressing these deferred maintenance needs? Shouldn’t taxpayers reasonably SEE LETTERS, P13

previous life, so he, too could have earned a 1600. And, y’know, if he missed one or two, he could always have gone back in time and fixed them. Peter Parker, that is, Spider Man, was probably too young to have taken the test yet. But even if he had, he had this terrible habit of running out on things at the wrong moment. He might have been on his way to a really SEE ALCORN, P13

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Teachers pay, schools, and fairness The May 10 article on full day kindergarten was revealing, yet left some truths unsaid. Noted was the fact that by the second or third grade students tend to equalize the benefits of full day kindergarten. This is also true for the Head Start program. Full day kindergarten is a benefit mainly for those parents who are employed full time. Isn’t this a babysitting service? Teachers are wanting to earn the equivalent of a year’s salary for what amounts to less than 9 months work. That is a lot of money for the rest of us to come up with for a combination of education and babysitting. Shouldn’t the County come up with other part-time jobs for these teachers so that they work the same 12 months, or so, as the rest of us? This begets the question, “Exactly what are we expecting from our school system?” Education is one thing, but isn’t expecting the system to be surrogate parents a bit too much? When does the burden of a student who is a discipline problem revert back to the parents? Isn’t an autistic child who becomes a danger to others a problem for the parents, not the school system? Our school system is a microcosm what we want our society to become. Shouldn’t school be a safe-haven for learning, not a parental substitute; nor a stressful environment created by political correctness? Doesn’t it seem we still have a lot of work to do? William F Hineser, Arvada

he definitely got a 1600. Likewise, I would imagine Bruce Banner (aka. The Hulk) also got a 1600. Which just goes to prove the point that there’s a difference between intellect and wisdom: Dr. Banner irradiated himself with a massive dose of gamma radiation during a test detonation of an experimental bomb, thus creating The Hulk. Oops. And, yeah, Dr. Steven Strange was a brilliant surgeon in his


But we can collaborate, and we he system works. GUEST do, when Coloradans need us Granted, it’s not COLUMN the most. Still not convinced? perfect. It doesn’t When the transportation bill satisfy 100 percent of left the Senate with that unanithe people all the time. But it works. mous vote, it went to the House I’m talking, of course, about of Representatives for amendour political system, offering ments, and it came back to us as example the recent, highly in a slightly different form. contentious Transportation Essentially, it meant NOBODY Bill (SB 18-001). was getting a transportation Going door-to-door, talking solution that was entirely to voters, I have heard all the suitable for any one legislator. common criticism from all Rachel Zenzinger Everybody, including me, had the cynics who complain regobjections. ularly about politicians who “refuse to So what happened? We collaborated work together,” who “care more about AGAIN, and we came to ANOTHER their next election than they do about unanimous agreement. We explored the good of the community,” and so on options and we discussed all the and so on. points where we disagreed on issues. I ask those people to go back and We put aside our differences; we met read the recent headlines out of the early in the morning and late at night. Colorado General Assembly, and read It was hard work, and I commend my the stories carefully. I point specificolleagues for their willingness to cally to the transportation solutions keep their eye on the ball, with the rein SB 001 that my colleagues and I just alization that millions of Coloradans delivered to the Governor’s desk; and were counting on us. I ask you to note that this was NOT a When Senate Republicans first anhold-your-nose, arm-twister of a law nounced their version of the Transthat some party in power ramrodded portation Bill in January, the first through committees without regard speculation among most observers for opposing views. This is a $3 billion was that it would die quickly in the solution to years of transportation Democrat-controlled House. This is woes; and it passed the Senate (18 ReNOT the kind of fatalistic attitude we publicans, 16 Democrats, one Indepenadopt in my office or in other Senatodent) unanimously! rial offices, as our unanimous vote So I don’t really want to hear that proved. politicians CAN’T collaborate. Yes, we have differences. No, we’re not perfect. SEE ZENZINGER, P13


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good score, but he didn’t finish the test. 1240. Thor strikes me as a pedestrian student. I mean, sure, he’s a god and all, but he probably spent a lot more time in the gym and on the training field than in the library. Plus, he’s like, what? 5000 years old? So, his classes were a long time ago. 1160. Good enough not to derail his track scholarship (he specialized in the hammer toss, dontcha know?). What about Natasha Romonov, the diminutive super-assassin known as Black Widow? She seems to me to be more clever and manipulative than purely intellectual. Then again, she does speak several languages, so her verbal score might’ve been 800, but her math score was likely a bit less lofty. Maybe 550, for a composite 1350. Of course, Steve Rogers, as a young Steve Rogers, was pretty mediocre. I don’t know if he even gets a 1000. And then, when he retook it after being turned into Captain America, with his super memory, he probably got a 1580. He lost points for disputing a couple

questions that had misleading wordings. Peter Quill, the wise-cracking Guardian of the Galaxy known as Star Lord, was that kid who only showed up at the SAT test site because it was part of a probation agreement, and then spent the entire test shooting spit wads at the smart kids in the front of the room. Let’s say 420 for getting his name right and a couple accidentally correct answers in the picture of a bunny he created by filling in dots on the answer sheet. But, then again, as soon as the test was over, he saved an elderly couple from a mugger, so… So, I guess my point, if I have a point, is this: the SAT is not the endall, be-all of your life, kids. There are qualities much more valuable that tests don’t measure, like courage, creativity, and a strong moral compass. Cultivate those, and the world will look to you for great things. What’s that? What about Groot? C’mon — everybody knows talking trees aren’t real. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His novels are available at His opinions are not necessarily those of Colorado Community Media.


If it sounds like I am bragging, maybe I am. I’m proud that my constituents handed me this responsibility, and that I am responding the way I think they expect me to – and that I am helping to put the kibosh on all that unfounded criticism of “do-nothing” politicians. By the way, we also passed a few other bills in


expect the school district to maintain the facilities we have paid for? Second, even if the state repays the “budget stabilization” deficit at a rate of $76 million per year as Glass wrote, what happens in year 8 when the debt is paid off and the funding stops? Would Jeffco have to fire 1,000

this session, all of which required bipartisan agreement along the way. How many? More than 200 through the two Chambers! So the next time you DON’T hit a pothole on Wadsworth Boulevard and you DON’T have to pay $300 for an alignment and new wheel, I hope you will think about the legislators who are at their jobs, trying to make the system work. You gotta believe. Sen. Rachel Zenzinger represents Senate District 19, including portions of Arvada and Westminster.

teachers or reduce salaries by 13.5 percent? By identifying some very specific uses and ignoring other equally important needs for “budget stabilization” funds, Glass sets unrealistic expectations with teachers. It clearly shows that he isn’t looking at the longterm implications or the overall needs of the school district, but is merely fanning the flames of teacher unrest. Robert Greenawalt, Lakewood


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For first-timers or the uninitiated in the world of comic conventions, Denver’s annual Comic Con can be an intimidating experience. The sprawling event, which is June 15-17 this year, brings upward of 100,000 nerds, cosplayers and collectors into the Colorado Convention Center for fun, exploration and connection. “There’s a sense of community that comes with these kinds of events, because everyone shares the same passions,” said Tara Hubner, marketing and communications manager with Pop Culture Classroom, which puts on the con every year. “For a lot of people, this is the only time they get to see some of these people, so it’s like a big SEE COMIC, P22

• One of the best parts about Comic Con is seeing the truly exceptional cosplay work so many people are capable of creating. There are the expected super heroes and science fiction leads, but there’s always more than a few surprises. Don’t be shy to ask to take a photo with a particular favorite — most are very friendly and willing to pose. • At the Comic Con website, there are guidelines for what cosplayers are and are not allowed to wear and bring in as props. Hubner said cosplayers need to be covered enough that there’s no risk of “wardrobe malfunctions” and said that as a general rule, if a person isn’t sure about a certain prop or outfit, it’s better to leave it at home. • Littleton’s Reinke Brothers Halloween Costume and Superstore is a great place for cosplayers of all skill levels to suit up, especially as it’s one of the few costume stores open year-round. “We have the latest and greatest costumes, parts and pieces to make a great outfit,” said Greg “Shof” Shofner, general manager of the store, located at 5663 S. Prince St. “Comic Con gives us a great boost every year, and we start our ordering in January to make sure we have enough of all the costumes.” Over the years, the store has built up relationships with reputable manufacturers, so all the costumes they sell are properly licensed. • A big key to the success of many cosplay outfits is the makeup and prosthetics, and Reinke has experts in those areas as well to help provide that movie quality look. • As Shofner tells it, the key is to get started working on outfits as soon as possible, in case there need to be last-minute alterations.


• It’s downtown Denver, so parking is always going to be tricky and potentially expensive, Hubner said. Pop Culture’s recommendation is to park farther away and take a Lyft or Uber, or take the light rail, since there is a stop right at the convention center. That same weekend PrideFest and the Denver BBQ Festival will be happening, so expect downtown to be extra busy. • With attendance last year topping about 115,000 people, attendees should be prepared for lines and waiting at the June 15-17 event. June 16, a Saturday, will be the busiest day, so Friday or Sunday would be a good day to visit to deal with fewer people. “The schedule for the con will be announced about two weeks out, and we encourage people to take a look at it and

get a game plan, so they don’t lose time wandering,” Hubner said. “We advise attendees to wear comfortable shoes, brings snacks and water to help them.” • The vast majority of the artists and authors who will be speaking are available for photos and autographs for free, but when it comes to major celebrities, there’s more to consider. Tickets to those events can be bought in advance or at the event, but fans should be prepared for lines. According to Hubner, lines for photo ops or autographs can take 30 minutes to an hour. “We recommend people go to the celebrity summit first thing and get a sense of the times when their celebrity will be making an appearance,” she said. “Then get there early if you don’t want to spend a lot of time waiting.”

• There are plenty of ATMS around the center, but using them usually requires more waiting in lines, so bring cash if possible. • Consider staying after hours. A fun part of the con is all the new people that attendees meet, and there are several after-party events available to keep the good times going. • One of the biggest piece of advice Hubner has is to not be intimidated. There will be volunteers spread all over the con who will be more than willing to answer questions and provide guidance. “We’re a very welcoming place, and there’s always someone willing to help,” she said. “We want everyone to have a good time while they’re here.”

Young actress isn’t just going through a stage


ot many people are lucky enough to know what they do with their lives by the time they reach important milestones like graduating from high school. So, I’m not sure if there’s a name for how lucky 10-year-old Arvadan Payton Maynard is — she’s known she wanted to act since she was 2 years old. “When I was 2, my mom started noticCOMING ing I was really good ATTRACTIONS at memorizing stuff, and could do it quickly,” she said. “That was kind of the start, and by the time I was 6, we started looking for an agency.” In the ensuing years Maynard has worked in several independent films Clarke Reader and was recently cast as one of the leads in a new mystery and science fiction TV series called “Frozen Dead” about cryogenics that is filming in Nederland. And she recently took to the stage for the first time in the role of the Young Queen Elizabeth II in Aurora’s Vintage Theatre’s production of “The Audience.” “What I like about the theater is you can react to the audience and they can react to you. When you’re doing film or TV, you don’t get that connection,” she said. “It’s been my favorite acting experience yet. I think it has so much potential to make me grow as actress and person.” As someone who has been acting locally for so much of her life, Maynard has seen more film and TV opportunities become available in the metro area, but still not as many as places like Los Angeles and New York City. “Last summer got to be an extra in a feature film called ‘Unmarked,’ and now this TV series,” she said. “We’ll be continuing work on it through the summer and will start shopping it around in August. I do have a five-year commitment if it gets picked up.” As to what Maynard’s future holds, in addition to acting she loves dance, so she wants to continue her studies in the fields of dance, drama and acting, and may even consider teaching at the Doral Academy in Westminster — the school she currently attends. “When I get on the stage, I get to leave the past behind and make a new future for myself,” she said. “I want the chance to inspire other kids to do what they love and be what they want to be.” SEE READER, P22

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What’s the one thing you’ve learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? Colorado Community Media asks the Class of 2018 about the lessons they take with them as they head into the future. Their responses are as unique as they are. In the next few pages we celebrate the Class of 2018 and wish them great success. Listen to what they have to say about their future.

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Sydney Weathers Green Mountain High School I have participated in multiple extracurricular activities over my four years at Green Mountain. I have played the sports of football (yes, I am a girl), basketball and soccer. I am also a member of National Honor Society. I maintained a 4.5 G.P.A over the years and notably was the weather girl for my school’s announcements as Sydney Weathers with the weather. After high school plans? I will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I plan on double majoring with one major in English and the other undecided. I also hope to study abroad in Sydney, Australia. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to pursue the career of an author. Growing up, I always loved writing, and my

passion only grew in my high school classes. I know the impact that words and stories can have on other people, and I want the opportunity to affect people’s lives for the better with my writing. What do you hope to accomplish in life? My biggest goal I plan on accomplishing in life is to get a book I write published and for that book to later get adapted into a movie. If I could do anything, it would be to Thoroughly educate myself in college. Then, using what I learned about writing, influence and teach people about the growing problem surrounding pet homelessness. After working with my local animal shelter this year, I managed to inform my community about the different problems, but I would love to have the opportunity to tell even more people about all the pet issues currently going on in our society.

Colin Mulligan Golden High School I attended two years of high school at Golden High School. While there I played football, basketball, lacrosse and was on the track team. I also founded the first high school Ducks Unlimited chapter in Colorado, which was recently sponsored by the Rotary Club. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I started my own business this spring — I am guiding turkey hunts in Kansas on my family’s property. I figure it is a start to being self-employed, and although it’s a lot of traveling, there will be great learning opportunities involved. I will be attending Colorado State University in hopes to study finance, and after four years, to pursue a master in business so I can be CEO of my own company one day. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I want to own my own busi-

ness because I want to be my own boss. The idea of being able to set your own schedule and controlling the amount of money you make is something I want to be part of my life. I want to be able to control my own destiny and I feel like owning my own business will be something that will allow me to pursue my dream as well as help others along the way. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Make the most of my time with my friends and family and make the most out of life, all while helping others realize the same thing. Time is precious, so we might as well all make the most of it. I would even create more time if that was possible. I am thankful for the opportunity that Golden High School has presented and I am excited for the road that lies ahead, but I am enjoying every minute like it might be my last.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? To cherish and empower my own voice, and the voices of others. I’ve discovered that through doing so, one can better understand and articulate their own truths while simultaneously learning from others. It’s important to be self-aware of your own potential while also recognizing the innate value in others.

A good team is more than the sum of the individuals. A good team is built bonding over the long nights editing term papers on three hours of sleep and six cups of coffee. A good team is created by sharing the physics study guide on the class page. And most importantly a good team is forged in the basketball stands when we beat our biggest rivals. Our grade was truly an amazing team and it was this team spirit that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

— Logan Klutse, Lakewood High School

— Lauren Hastert, D’Evelyn High School

It’s okay to ask for help. Being part of the Latino culture there’s a stigma around sharing struggles. I’ve been taught to not share and sharing and opening up is always more beneficial than not. — Daniel Alanis, Bear Creek High School

To not be scared of being involved. To push through and persevere my fears. Critical thought and rationalization. To scrutinize choices before I make a poor one. … Through the rest of my life I believe that the assimilation of my experiences in and out of the classroom will be the foundation to lift me, and tools to fix things. I believe the tools I have will be useful for anything I do in my future. — Isaac Judovsky, Arvada West

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Siena M. Vessa Ralston Valley High School During my four years of high school, I was involved with the student government, choir, track and field, swim and dive, cheerleading, gymnastics, lacrosse and the National Honors Society. I plan on attending Metropolitan State University. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to pursue a career in law enforcement, being a K-9 handler. Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to do something with dogs! When my father became a K-9 bomb dog handler, I knew this is what I wanted to do. Not only do I get to have a dog at work but being an officer, you are a servant to your community to serve and protect in every way possible. While in student government, we did a lot of volunteer work and the more I did I saw how little things can make an impact in someone else’s life. I want to carry that on.

What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to accomplish my goals as an officer and later on have my own K-9 training facility and be distributor of K-9 for the different military and law enforcement branches. But besides the whole career idea, I want to be a person that makes an impact on at least one person a day. I’m not looking to change the world but I am looking and hoping to change a world. Being able to know that I made an impact, difference or change in just one person’s day/ world, by doing something small and overlooked, I will feel accomplished. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Share the importance of respect. I believe in today’s time and age a lot of people either 1) lost/forgot what respect is, 2) they don’t know what it is, or 3) they don’t care about it. Everyone deserves respect no matter how one feels about another. Everyone has different views, everyone has different morals, everyone is different. But everyone earns respect.


to the Arvada West High School Graduating Class of 2018! From the Administration and Staff of Arvada West High School

Savannah Martin Standley Lake High School I participate in National Honor Society and played varsity girls basketball and track. I plan to attend Western State Colorado University at Gunnison to pursue being a collegiate track and field athlete. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to pursue a career in the medical field as an orthopedic or physical therapist. I wish to do this because I have had multiple surgeries on my right leg and the

people who supported me through it were incredible. I would love to be able to pay it forward to future patients and athletes. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I want to live a happy life and enjoy wherever life takes me. I want to be a person that can help another. If I could do anything, it would be to … Bring light into as many lives as possible.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? I will always carry with me the lesson that while instant success may reward you, perseverance through failure is the only way to true success. No matter how hard life will ever hit you, there are always better days ahead of you. — Cameron Reiber, Ralston Valley

Make sure to get your work done and work hard. — Joanna Sherrill, Bear Creek High School

CONGRATULATIONS Faith Christian Academy 2018 Grads!






- Michael Cook, FCHS Principal

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“You did it!! Congratulations FCHS class of 2018! I pray that you dive in to this new chapter of life confident in the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God. It was an absolute honor and privilege to journey through this year with each one of you. You’re an incredible group of young men and women. Now, go forth and run to win the prize!”


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Kira Emsbo Lakewood High School I play on the varsity basketball team at Lakewood High School, where I am a captain and have been a starter all four years. Last year we were the state runner up, representing the best season in program history. Additionally, I played for a club team called the Boulder Rockies. Key Club, where I am Vice President. I play the alto saxophone in the Wind Ensemble. Link Leaders, where I organized and took part in daily meetings and weekly activities throughout the school year Also, Adaptive Swim and Play Program, National Honor Society and track. After high school plans? After high school I plan to attend Princeton University, where I will also play basketball. I haven’t yet decided on my major but I am so excited about the abundance of incredible options at Princeton. I look forward to exploring them during my freshman and sophomore years and in the process, zero in on my passion.

What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? Currently, I am leaning towards the sciences with a particular interest in biology. I am not yet sure if I want to translate this into a career in the medicine or research. I am also drawn to development/inequality economics, so ideally I would like to find a path that enables me to pursue both of these realms. I am drawn to these fields because they both, in very different ways, would allow me to positively impact the lives and well-being of others. What do you hope to accomplish in life? In my lifetime, I hope to reach my full potential and encourage those around me to do the same, in order to make use of the educational and life opportunities that I have been afforded. If I could do anything, it would be to... Solve a problem with global implications that could bring hope, health or happiness to others.

Samuel Allan Faith Christian High School I was student body president at Faith Christian High School. Over the past four years, I have participated in Mock Trial, soccer, track, jazz and concert band. I plan to attend Wheaton College outside Chicago this fall. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? A career in banking and investing is what I plan to pursue after high school. I have seen firsthand how beneficial money can be when it is used properly like helping feed a family, giving someone a second chance in life, or

helping an individual realize their dreams. I have a passion to learn about many different things, and investing often requires a wide array of knowledge. What do you hope to accomplish in life? My biggest accomplishment in life would be to love God and others more than I love myself, first by sharing the gospel of Christ, then by helping others with their physical needs. If I could do anything, it would be to … I would love to live in South America for a year and experience the culture.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? The greatest thing I have learned is that the attitude you have towards situations makes all of the difference. By staying positive, you can make a situation so much easier. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Throughout multiple rounds of chemo and two transplants, he still remains positive and I have seen how that has impacted him and our family. By looking ahead and seeing all of the good sides of a seemingly bad situation, one doesn’t dwell, but rather thrives in the moment.

Life has taught me quite a few things over the past eighteen years. When talking to most other kids my age they’ll say the normal teenage struggles such as friends, school, etc. For me my struggles have been a little bit tougher. Since I have been through some major life events such as my father passing away I have learned something that will follow me for the rest of my life. No matter who you are or where you’ve been it’s important to move forward and push yourself to be the best you. Holding yourself back because you’ve had a couple of bumpy rides isn’t what you should be doing. I’ve taken those struggles and turned them into motivation. There are plenty of kids who have been through the same things as me, but many of them are unable to continue forward, they get stuck in a never-ending loop. Wherever I end up in life I will carry the knowledge and lesson that life is about taking the negatives and using them to better your life and those around you.

— Madyson Moran, Ralston Valley

— Maxwell Pettit, Arvada High School

— Devyn Schneider, Green Mountain High School

I think one of the life lessons I’ve gotten from high school is that anyone can be a part of something great. On our soccer team we have kids who are predominate Spanish speakers and a player from Africa, So we don’t all speak the same language, but we’ve all come together to do something. So, no matter where you come from we all have potential and we all have greatness.

I learned a lot about myself. The different classes I took helped me find a direction for where I want to go. — M’shia Good, Bear Creek High School

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Melody Weber Arvada High School Melody Weber participated in several activities while at Arvada High School including National Honors Society as a cabinet member, the chambers orchestra ensemble, Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Society, gymnastics, track, and the NAOS (North Area Option School) program. She plans to attend Colorado State University in the fall. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I’m looking to go into medicine. Specifically I want to go into obstetrician and gynecology with a specialty in maternal fetal medicine.

medical field.

I found out about it because my aunt is a pediatric hospitalist. I’ve always been interested in the

What do you hope to accomplish in life? Ultimately, I’d just like to find myself happy — fulfilling my career with a family and I’d love to travel. I’d like to help as many people as I can in my chosen profession. If I could do anything, it would be to … Always have as positive an impact on people as possible.

Casey Defield Green Mountain High School In my high school career, I have participated in volleyball, track and field, ignition, Future Farmers of America, and 4H. After high school plans? After high school, I plan to go to CSU to study Agricultural Education. Along with that, I will be getting a minor in Animal Science. After college, I hope to be hired to teach in an urban area where I can continue educating younger generations in the importance

of agriculture. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to pursue a career in Agricultural Education because with this, I will be able to spread the knowledge of agriculture to students and the community as well as help high school students discover who they truly are. What do you hope to accomplish in life? In life, I hope to change the world through education because education

has been a huge part of my life and I would like to pass on the things I have learned to younger generations. I also hope to get to learn more about the changing industry agriculture so that I can continue to teach other people while also learning about new things. If I could do anything, it would be to. If I could do anything, it would be to travel the world and look at agriculture in different places. I would like to do this in order to continue learning about how agriculture affects people in different places, all over the world.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? I want to fearlessly chase my dreams, passionately love everyone I come in contact with, and fully embrace every opportunity to live free and alive in that very moment. The greatest lesson I have learned is the meaning to all of this, to live free and alive with the love of the one true God flowing through me. — Selena Parks, Faith Christian

For the rest of my life I will be forever grateful that music has changed my life. Music is an escape for so many people including myself. It’s such a powerful art that gives kids an outlet to create something bigger than just ourselves. The performing arts program at Arvada West is something special in my heart. From high school I will take all of the passion music has given me. — Cassie Falbo, Arvada West

Something I have learned through my high school experience that I will always carry with me is the importance of being positive and doing your best. I have learned how important this is because even when things don’t go your way, it is important to leave the situation knowing you did all you could do and you gave it all you had. I will continue to do my best in everything that comes at me and always keep a positive outlook. — Emilee Cawlfield, Ralston Valley

Work with it. The hardest situations you deal with are the ones that teach you the most. Unfortunately, I did not get to play volleyball this year. When it first set in that I was not going to play, I was miserable. As I was sitting on the bench, I noticed things that were happening on the court that I never noticed when I was playing. I could still help my team and learn more about volleyball. This did not make my situation perfect, but it felt good knowing that I was still helping my team out. — Sarah Wheatley, Lakewood High School

Communication skills and learning how to handle and deal with difficult situations. — Jack Harless, Bear Creek High School

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Michaella Ficco Pomona High School I am a softball player and played on the school’s team for all four years of high school, as well as on a competitive team outside of the school. I will be attending the University of Northern Colorado to study biomedical sciences. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? I want to become a chiropractor because I find all of the cracking to be very inter-

esting, as weird as it sounds. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to be successful and happy with my life and my experiences at all times in my future. If I could do anything, it would be to ... Travel and experience different cultures around the world to understand and be grateful for what I have here.

Kelly Franson D’Evelyn High School I served as president of National Honor Society while dividing time between Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, and Girls Mentoring. I’m an avid mock trialer, and explored my law interests by interning at the Lakewood Municipal Courts and volunteering as an attorney at its Teen Court. I play tennis and am a classical pianist who shares my love of music with others through benefit concerts. I’m interested in finance, and interned at Northwestern Mutual. After high school plans? I will attend UC Berkeley to study business and computer science. This summer I will work as a fellow for the Impact Finance Center as well as return to work at Northwestern Mutual. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? To me, the world of business means more than the methodical exchange of goods. It’s a constantly evolving, forward-thinking, competitive world that I’m

driven to enter. Having immersed myself in the glorious international cities of New York City, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, I am left craving ways to expand such positive business ideals globally, specifically in the finance world. Perhaps I may find myself in the future managing assets for foreign bank clients, helping international entrepreneurs understand foreign markets, or simply connecting with local and global investors alike. What do you hope to accomplish in life? I hope to use the most valuable asset — time — wisely, whether it be time with loved ones or time to pursue the causes I am passionate about. I seek to learn constantly, experience deeply, and engage meaningfully with diverse communities. If I could do anything, it would be to Meet Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook who started the LeanIn initiative for women in the modern workplace.

Juan Carlos Franco Orellana Bear Creek High School I’ve participated in wrestling, criminal justice club, HOSA, science NHS, and National History Day. After high school plans? The University of Colorado Denver and study either medicine or law. What profession or career do you want to pursue? Why? Originally I wanted to be a doctor, but learning more about disparities that Hispanics and immigrants face in public health, higher education, and many other areas, I would now

like to pursue law and politics in order to change and support my community. What do you hope to accomplish in life? Do something with the opportunities I’ve been given. My parents made many sacrifices to get here and I want to accomplish something worthwhile. If I could do anything, it would be to... Start a scholarship foundation for young Hispanics (like me) who didn’t come from much.

What have you learned that you will carry with you for the rest of your life? How to put in effort. There were many times when frustration would get in the way and motivation waned, but when I stopped and considered that most of my college opportunities would depend on my academic performance, I continued to work and put effort forth in all of my classes. Because of this, I am able to go out of state for college which has been a dream of mine since college first became a part of my life plan. — Reagan Robinson, Arvada West

I had come to Faith without knowing anything about Christianity or God and I leave now with a strong relationship with Him. I am incredibly grateful for this, because my relationship with Christ will continue for the rest of my life. As a result of my Christian education, I hold myself to a higher standard of morality and work ethic. I feel that my foundation in a Christian school has produced a strong sense of integrity that will continue with me into college and the workforce. The combination of a strong education and a higher code of morality will set me apart from my peers and I look forward to practicing everything I have learned at Faith in the future. — Mikayla Martin, Faith Christian

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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Editor’s note: Send new listings or changes to Deadline is noon Wednesday a week before publication. Warm Hearts Warm Bodies: Group makes live easier for Colorado’s tiniest residents. Items made are donated to hospitals, crisis pregnancy centers, shelters and individuals in Colorado. Need: Volunteers to sew, knit, crochet and quilt for prmature infants and babies. Meetings: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 10001 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Requirements: Bring machines, scissors, crochet hooks, knitting equipment, etc., to help make accessories such as bibs, burp cloths, blankets, and more. Also bring a potluck dish. Contact: Glenda at 303-975-6394 or Jean Jones at 303-239-6473; Whiz Kids Tutoring: Nonprofit, faith-based program that provides free tutoring to lowincome and academically low-performing students. Need: Volunteers to read, help with homework and play education games with teacher selected students. Requirement: Typically age 16 and up, but exceptions made for teens who have a parent participating; must pass a background check. Commitment: Tutors work for an hour and a half, from October to April; may chose day (M-Th) and location Contact: Angie Kinney, 303-669-7339, or http://www.

Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter: Provides care and support to 67,000-plus families dealing with all kinds of dementing illnesses. Need: Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee members. Contact: Deb Wells, 303-813-1669 or Animal Rescue of the Rockies: Rescues homeless dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters. Need: Foster-care families for death-row shelter dogs and cats Contact: Arthritis Foundation, Colorado/Wyoming Chapter: Helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to care, advancements in sciences and community connections. Need: Walk to Cure Arthritis committee members and general office volunteer support. Contact: Amy Boulas,, 720-409-3143. AYUSA: International Youth Exchange Program: Promotes quality exchange programs for high school students from around the world. Need: Host families for international high school students ages 15-18 studying in the Denver area. Requirements: To provide students with a safe home, meals and transportation for 5-10 months. All family types are considered. Must fill out onlilne application and pass background check. Contact: Adrienne Bivens, 720-467-6430 or Go to

CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin County: Court appointed special advocates work with abused and neglected children, speaking on behalf of them in court. Need: Many volunteers needed; CASA Jeffco/ Gilpin relies on more than 200 volunteers, but many more are needed (just 30 percent of cases typically are covered). CASA volunteers dedicate 3-4 hours per week. Requirements: Training is provided; must be 21 or older and pass a full background check. Contact: Kathy Drulard, recruitment and training coordinator, at 303-271-6537, or Cat Care Society Nibbles `N Kibbles Food Bank: Works to reduce number of abandoned and surrendered cats. Need: Donations of canned and bagged cat food and litter Contact: 303-239-9680 Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program: Teaches English to recently arrived refugees, who have fled war or persecution in their home country. In Colorado, refugees are from Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq, Eritrea and D.R. Congo, among others. Need: teach English. Tutoring takes place in the student’s home. Refugees live throughout Denver, but the largest concentrations are in Thornton and in east Denver/Aurora, near Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street. Other details: Tutors do not need to speak the student’s language. Most participants are homebound women and small children, adults who are disabled, and senior citizens. Many are not literate in their first language, and remain isolated from American culture.

Requirements: Volunteers must attend training at Emily Griffith Technical College in downtown Denver. Sessions take place every 6-8 weeks. Go to for information and volunteer application. Contact: Sharon McCreary, 720-423-4843 or Common Earth Community Garden: Garden project for entire community of Arvada. Need: help build and work in garden Contact: Anthony at 303-204-0840 or Edge Theater: Area community theater. Need: front of house, back of house, concessions and committees (audience building, grants, sponsorships, events) Contact: Leigh Ann Kudloff at 303-986-5073 or;

English As a Second Language: Provides English and civics tutoring to non-English speakers at Arvada United Methodist Church. Need: Adult tutor volunteers; no prior teaching experience required. Tutors do not need to know a second language. Contact: Kathy Martinez, kathybv@comcast. net or 303-882-2751. Front Range BEST: Hosts free robotics competitions for students. Need: Volunteers to help test and repair vex controller and motor parts; to count and organize miscellaneous materials. Training: Provided; kit team meets weekly in Highlands Ranch. Contact: Tami Kirkland, 720-323-6827 or Go to

Congratulations to the Lakewood High School Graduating Class of 2018! From the Administration and Staff of Lakewood High School

Congratulations Best wishes for the future!

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family reunion for so many people.” With so much going on at the con, including hundreds of booths, celebrities signing memorabilia and taking photos, and panels with all manners of creatives, it can be easy, especially for firsttimers, to feel lost and unsure about what is acceptable and allowed by visitors. Pop culture Classroom set up a section of its website at new-to-the-con/ to answer some basic questions, and we spoke to Hubner and other participants to give advice for those new to the con.

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FOR THE COMIC COLLECTORS • Despite all the hoopla over celebrities and special events, Denver Comic Con very much still treasures the comic culture that created this cultural movement. Comic stores and dealers from the metro area and beyond will be selling current and classic books, and many stellar artists and writers will be on hand as well. • Andrew Middleton, a comic expert at Colorado Coins, Cards and Comics in Arvada, has attended the Comic Con numerous times, and said he loves meeting the variety of people who show up to share their love of the form. “There’s not one kind of person who loves comic books anymore,” he said. “My favorite part


Town Hall Arts announces new season Anticipation is one of the great pleasures in life if properly appreciated, and fans of theater and live music now have a several months of anticipation ahead of them with the announcement of Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center 37th season. The 2018-2019 season offers up five musicals and a play — “American Idiot” runs from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” from Nov. 9 through Dec. 23, “Casa Valentina” from Jan. 11 through Feb. 3, “Dames at Sea” from Feb. 15 through March 17, “The World Goes ‘Round” from March 29 through April 28, and the season closes with “Sister Act,” which runs from May 17 to June 16. For music lovers, the new season starts with the Littleton Jazz Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, followed by Lannie Garrett’s “Swing Sets” running at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 2 p.m. on the 14th. The next performance is The Patsy Decline show, running at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 21, followed by Buckstein’s performance at 7 p.m. on

of the con is meeting people who you wouldn’t think are into this stuff, but it turns out really love it.” • There are two classes of comic buyers, as Middleton sees it — those who like to read the books and those who want to collect them. Those who want to read them are going to be focused on stories and characters, whereas the collectors are going to be more interested in certain issues and willing to spend more money. Attendees should determine where their interests lie, as that will help guide their shopping. • One of the best things about the con, Middleton said, is meeting

Jan. 13. The 17th Avenue Allstars Sunday, featuring the National Acappella Champions, is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, and The Nacho Men will be stopping by at 7 p.m. on March 3. Soul legend Hazel Miller is stopping by the center at 7 p.m. on April 7, followed by the Colorado Children’s Chorale at 7 p.m. on April 28. The season ends with the Deranged Divas at 7 p.m. on June 9. Season tickets are available now, and single tickets go on sale on July 24. For tickets and information on all the shows, visit A different kind of school band concert Littleton’s School of Rock specifically caters to those looking to master the vital rock components — guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocals — and take their talents to stages in Denver and beyond. School of Rock students will get the chance to live the life of a bar band at Moe’s Original BBQ, 3295 S. Broadway, at noon on Saturday, May 18, with their performance of The Doors vs. Jefferson Airplane. A pair of 1960s psychedelic rock titans, both bands made an enormous impact on musicians of the time and those still following in their footsteps 50 years later. Audiences will have the opportunity

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the local and regional artists that most shoppers won’t find online or in stores. Instead, they have the chance to buy them right from the source. • As with most things related to Comic Con, Middleton’s advice is to do research in advance. If a shopper is searching for a particular issue or collectible item, doing some research online will help narrow down the retailers to meet. “Most of these people are experts, so keep in mind the stories or characters you most care about, and they can offer recommendations,” he added. “Some vendors are going to feature the latest books, while others will be looking to highlight the rare stuff.”

to decide which band is the better as students perform some of both bands’ best. For information and tickets, visit Jazz to start the summer at Five Points One of the great things about jazz is the diversity of musicians and styles that fit comfortably inside this dynamic and vital genre. One of the best examples of this in the metro area is the annual Five Points Jazz Festival, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 and go to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. The free, family-friendly festival features more than 45 bands playing on 10 stages on Welton Street, between 26th and 29th streets. Musicians will be performing all kinds of subgenres, from jazz and bop to swing and funk. Other activities include an art and food marketplace, a musicians’ jam session, film screenings, and a family zone featuring yoga, face painting, a giant slide, jumpy castle and more. This year’s grand marshals are Wende Harston and Jim “Daddio” Walker. For more information and complete schedule. visit www.ArtsandVenues. com/FivePointsJazz.

Cosplayers dressed as the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at last year’s Denver Comic Con. FILE PHOTO

Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Japandroids at the Ogden Last year, Vancouver’s Japandroids reaffirmed their status as one of the purest rock bands working in modern music with their third album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life.” I saw them on their first tour in years that March and they completely blew me away. Which means I can objectively say that nobody should miss Japandroids as they stop by the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Avenue, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Not only will the show feature Japandroids but indie rock legends Wolf Parade. The group made some of the early 2000’s catchiest rock records and went on indefinite hiatus in 2011. The group returned in January of last year and released a great album called “Cry Cry Cry” in October. Together, Japandroids and Wolf Parade make up one of the best bills of the year, so tickets should be purchased posthaste. Visit for tickets and more. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@


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Dress Rehearsal for Murder: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19 and May 25-26 at Colorado ACTS Theatre, 11455 W. Interstate 70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge. Tickets at 303-456-6772 or District Merchants: May 18 to June 24 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. Aaron Posner takes The Merchant of Venice from its Shakespearean setting to post-Civil War Washington, D.C., with hints at life in America today. Contact 303-935-3044 or www. Theater Rummage Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Early College of Arvada, 4905 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Timbergriffen Theater Company is selling clothing, costumes, housewares, stuffed animals and toys and more.


Morrison AlleyFest 2018: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19 on Bear Creek Avenue in Morrison. Celes bration of local art, food and music. Go to http://www.facebook. com/events/3452521692918446.


Spring Pottery Sale: open through May 20 at Arvada Center. Opening reception from 7-9 p.m. May 15. Show includes dinnerware, jewelry and sculpture. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arvada Center Ceramics Studio. Go to Bob Ross Painting Class: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303425-9583 or go to www.apexprd. org “Night Falls” Art Exhibit: on display through May 27 at Pirate Contemporary Art, 7130 W. 16th Ave., Lakewood. Paintings and drawings by Lisa M. Kerns. Go to or The Woolgatherer: New Paintings by Kathryn Petroff: on display through June 3 at Valkarie Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood. Solo exhibition of paintings inspired by Petroff’s experiences living and painting in the backwoods of Bailey. Opening reception from 5-8:30 p.m. May

this week’s TOP FIVE Bike Safety Rodeo: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge. Info: Learn proper hand signals, chain maintenance and safety skills. Art Restoration Specialist Barb Kendal: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Seminar on restoration and keeping artwork clean. Bring paintings in for a free evaluation. Appointments requested. Call 303-279-1192 or go to Temple Grandin’s National Book Tour: 6 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the Arvada Center. In her only Colorado appearance, world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin will speak about her new book “Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor.” Go to TRIAD: Policing Now and Then: Join Arvada’s 12. First Friday Art Walk from 5-9:30 p.m. June 1. Go to http://


LWV Nonfiction Book Club: “Independence Lost”: discussion at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. Last meeting until September. Read the Kathleen DuVal book and be ready for discussion. Go to Contact Lynne at 303-985-5128. Arvada Center Book Fest: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Celebration of books, reading and writing. Go to http:// Denver Veterans Writing Workshop: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the Denver Public Library Central Branch, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. To sign up, or for more information, go to https://coloradohumanities. submit/89122/ denver-veteranswar-stories. Contact Jason Arment at Jason@ or call/ text 619-663-5247. Go to www.


Older Adult Wellness Fair: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 18 at Whitlock Recreation Center, 1555 Dover St., Lakewood. Local vendors and resources to explore. Health tests and screenings. Go to www.

Interim Chief of Police, Ed Brady to reminisce where policing was and how far it has come. See how new technology and tools are helping keep our communities and officers safe. The Triad of Jefferson County hosts this talk at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, May 22, at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, 500 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Free and open to the public, 303-2716980 “Last of the Doughboys” Book Discussion: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Golden History Park, 1020 11th St., Golden. World War I book discussion series. Registration is required. Go to https://www. Outdoor Nature Playdate: 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 18 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Children can climb, dig, jump and dive into nature. All ages. Register at https:// Senior Christian Retreat: 1-2 p.m. select Fridays from May 18 to June 15 at Squire Plaza Living Cross Chapel, 8545 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Call 720-592-1129 or email Olde Town Telescope Night: 7:309:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Look through a telescope and learn about night-time nature. Meet in the center square, west of the library. Info at https:// Black Tie & Blue Jeans: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Lockridge Arena, Student Recreation Center, 1651 Elm St., Golden. Interactive dinner and auction. Go to http:// Creature Feature: The Mysterious Squeak: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn how to prepare and protect your garden from rodents. Led by a CSU Master Gardener. Register at Arvada/Westminster Town Meeting: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19 at Standley Lake Library. Join Reps. Tracy KraftTharp and Lang Sias, and Sen. Rachel Zenzinger for a discussion

about the legislative session with two political reporters. Trollheim Norwegian Smorgasbord: 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. To RSVP and for cost information, by May 10 at 303-989-4496. Enjoy delicacies and shop in the Butikken. Jefferson County Historical Commission Symposium: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Ralston Country School, Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Go to https:// jchc2018symposium. Topics include local culture and history. Space is limited. LEGO® Play & Build: 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or go to Bilingual Social for Families: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. Open All Breed Horse Shows: May 20, June 10, July 8, Aug. 19 and Sept. 9. At Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; classes at 8:30 a.m. Call or text 720-9352026 or 720-560-3646 or email Go to www.coloradostockhorse. com for entry forms and information. Fox Hollow Men’s Golf Club Competitions: Sunday, May 20, Spring Stableford; Saturday, June

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2, Amateur Open (players must have USGA handicap). The club’s season-long Race for the Red Jacket shares at $2,000 purse with the top 10-point finishers. All events take place at Fox Hollow, 13410 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood. Go to William Perry Pendley: 7 a.m. Monday, May 21 at Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner, 10151 W. 26th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Hear from the founder and president of Mountain States Legal Foundation. Program of the Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club. Students, youth and women welcome. Lifetree Discussion - Homosexuality and Faith: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Peace Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada. Filmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of “Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America,” and Christopher Yuan, author of “Out of a Far Country.” Go to http:// Drop-in Discovery: 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 21 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. All ages. Go to https:// Square Dance Demo: 1-3 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303425-9583 or go to www.apexprd. org


Protect Your Skin from Inside Out: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19 at Natural Grocers, 12612 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Go to events. Skin Care: 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:45-4:15 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Earth Sweet Botanicals, 1224 Arapahoe St., Golden. Learn how to use skin products, try products, get mini-facials and hand treatments and more. Event is free but space is limited. Call 303-278-1260 for a reservation. Go to http://www. Medicare 10: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to Grief Support Group: 6-7 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Led by Care at Home Hospice. Call 303-4259583 or go to Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.

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initial order, and a judge would have decided whether to end or extend an order for 182 days. The gun owner could have asked a judge to reconsider during that 182-day period. Supporters argued that process ensured that gun owners’ rights were protected but would help prevent suicide or killings. At an April 30 press conference unveiling the bill, Spurlock said it could have saved Parrish’s life. “What we’re trying to do is save lives,” he said. “And if you get in front of this or you interfere with it or you don’t vote for it ... you are not doing your job.”




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Pets and their owners enjoyed costume contests and more at the 2018 Furry Scurry on May 5.Two- and four-legged friends helped raise $875,000 (and counting) for services to help homeless pets and horses at the Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry. An estimated 10,000 people and 5,000 dogs attended the 25th annual event in Washington Park, where they enjoyed dog contests and demos, met adoptable pets and shopped for pet-friendly goods and services at the Flea-less Market. Furry Scurry donations are being accepted through June 5. For information, go to or call 303-751-5772. COURTESY PHOTO

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Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of the game


At the St. Vrain Invite in Longmont on Friday the 11th, three of the state’s top shot putters went head to head. Samuel Dirkes, Reece Davidson, and James Heater. Faith Christian’s Davidson ended up winning with a throw of 55-4.75. He also won the discus with a mark of 156-4. His mother Jenny Davidson says that Davidson was an avid basketball player until he had double ankle injuries and subsequent surgeries on both feet his freshman year. He was told he could not run or jump anymore. As devastated as he was to give up basketball he strove to find something to feed his competitive nature. He finally landed on throwing and ending up finding his passion. Next year Davidson will throw at Belmont University in Nashville. PHOTO BY JENNY DAVIDSON



Shot victory for the Arvada West girls golf team in capturing the team title at the Ashley Forey Invitational golf tournament on April 30.


Runs scored in the first inning by the Ralston Valley baseball team in a 7-0 win over Arvada West on May 1.


Hits allowed Golden pitchers Adrian Baker and Jack McLaughlin in the 4-0 shutout baseball win over Wheat Ridge on April 30.


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Wins by one-goal in the past nine games for the defending Class 4A state champion D’Eveyln girls soccer team.

Standout Performers Reagan Robinson, Arvada West The senior carded a 3-over-par 74 to finish second in the Ashley Forey Invitational golf tournament on April 30 at the Club at Rolling Hills.

Alexa Lord, Green Mountain The junior collected the game-winning goal in the 2-1 girls soccer victory over Evergreen on April 30.

Jacob Brunner, Lakewood The junior scored six goals in a 16-7 boys lacrosse victory to end the regular season on April 30.

Aneus Olsen, Arvada The junior went 3-for-4, scored three runs and had two RBI in a 10-1 baseball win over Skyview on May 4.

Tyler Williams, Standley Lake The junior broke his own Jeffco 4A record in the 400 meters with a 47.51 time on May 5 at the Jeffco track championships.

Trey Adams, Ralston Valley The junior shortstop singled home winning run in the bottom of seventh inning in a 5-4 win over Dakota Ridge on May 4.

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t’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very few OVERTIME good rounds. And the mental fortitude has always been missing, since after a good hole, I have myself talked into botching the tee shot on the next hole. Highlands Ranch Jim Benton senior Jenna Chun know all about how golf can be unpredictable, but she has the mental strength to handle it, as she displayed last season at the Class 5A state tournament. After an opening round 83 at The Club at Rolling Hills, she rallied with a 1-under par 71 to tie Grandview’s Amy Chitkoksoong for medalist honors and force a playoff for the individual state title. Chun had a chance to win but missed a putt on the second playoff hole and also couldn’t hole a bogey putt on the third extra hole. Chitkoksoong ran in her bogey putt and was crowned the state champ with a bogey putt. It was a disheartening finish to a very good day but Chun faced the music, acted like a winner and answered question after question following the awards ceremonies. “The best I’ve ever seen Jenna Chun was after the state meet,” said Highlands Ranch coach Jon Cushing. “She took defeat with a lot of grace. Golf is such a mental sport. She has come back this year with a great mental attitude. She doesn’t let one high score on a hole affect her.” Chun, who carded a two-over-par 74 at the Central regional tournament at South Suburban on May 7, won three Continental League tournaments and the league’s Player of the Year. Ralston Valley coach Wendy Davis is another person who can attest to the unpredictability of a two-day state tournament. The Mustangs were five shots off the lead after the opening round but won their first state golf championship by nine shots after a remarkable round in which the average round for the three scoring golfers was 76.3. SEE BENTON, P30

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WELCOME HOME Faith Christian freshman Garrett Everett (24) hears about his three-run homer’s importance from teammates — including freshman Hunter Cloud, left, and sophomore Cameron Waugh, right, — as he stomps down upon Ralph Nance Field’s plate during the third inning of the Eagles’ 11-1 win over Bayfield last Saturday in the first Class 3A-Region 4 Tournament semifinal. Later that afternoon, FCHS defeated Loveland Resurrection Christian by a 7-2 margin — improving its overall record this spring to 18-3 and advancing into the state tournament. The Eagles will face off against Kent Denver on May 18 in the tournament’s first round. PHOTO COURTESY JOEL PRIEST/PINE RIVER TIMES

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Wait until next year Next season’s Class 5A girls state tennis tournament could be very interesting because most of the freshman standouts from this year’s tourney will be back and be more experienced and better players. There was definitely a youth movement this season with six of the 12 players in the Class 5A singles semifinals being freshmen. There were 31 freshmen who played in tournament and there are even more sophomores who qualified for the tourney — too many to count. The youth movement cast a tentative feeling over the tournament because of the uncertainty of how the young players would play with the added pressure of playing in an important tournament with many more people watching. “One of the points of focus was just talking about the environment,” said Cherry Creek coach Chris Jacob. “Even though we hosted the regionals and some of the girls have been down here to watch state, it’s totally different when you are playing with the pressure of the crowd. So we spent a lot of time talking about that.” Of the 11 players including those on doubles teams that won state 5A championships, there were seven freshman and two sophomores. Soccer shootouts I’m going to get on my soapbox again and claim there needs to be a better way to determine winners of playoff soccer games other than penalty kick shootouts. Soccer is a team game. Determining the winning postseason team with a shootout, which most times is determined by luck or an individual’s skill, needs to be altered. The best way would be to let the teams continue to play, but then you get into the problem with fatigue and the chance of injuries. A team’s depth would be tested as more substitute players would need to be used.

‘One of the points of focus was just talking about the environment. Even though we hosted the regionals and some of the girls have been down here to watch state, it’s totally different when you are playing with the pressure of the crowd. So we spent a lot of time talking about that.” Chris Jacob Cherry Creek High School girls tennis coach

Shootouts are acceptable during the regular season but not in the playoffs. So suggestions are needed. Maybe let the teams continue to play 9 vs. 9 or even 7 vs. 7 until a team gets that Golden Goal. 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 or at 303-566-4083.




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Standley Lake girls soccer punches ticket to 4A state BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LAKEWOOD — Standley Lake’s girls soccer team answered an earlymorning wake-up call May 12. The No. 8-seeded Gators faced off against No. 24 Lewis-Palmer at Lakewood Memorial Field before any of the other Class 4A 2nd round state tournament games we even thinking about warming up. “The girls requested a 10 a.m. game and they definitely showed up for it,” Standley Lake coach Derek Cortvriendt said after the Gators took a 2-1 victory to advance to the state quarterfinals Wednesday, May 16. The eventual-game winning goal for Standley Lake (12-4-1 record) came off the foot of freshman Dani Bird in the 58th minute. Junior Haley Klasner served in a corner kick that Bird redirected into the back of the net to give the Gators a 2-1 lead over Lewis-Palmer. “Dani had got a lot of corner kick goals this season,” Klasner said. “I knew someone would come through.” The goal by Bird was a big lift for Standley Lake after Lewis-Palmer tied the game up at 1-1 just before halftime. The Rangers were able to even things up when senior Tori Fugate fired a shot on a breakaway in the 38th minute. The shot trickled past Smith to tie things up at 1-1 going into halftime.

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Sealed bids for the construction of City of A copy of the Standards may be obtained from Arvada, Project No. 17-WO-01, entitled Olde the office of the City Engineer upon a non-reTown Restroom, will be received at the office of fundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be noPublic Notice the City Engineer until 10 AM on May 30, 2018 tified when supplemental revisions and addiand then publicly opened and read aloud. tions are available as they are adopted. The NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of AdvertiseStandards are also available at no cost on the A public hearing will be held before the Arvada ment for Bids, Information for Bidders, Project City's web site at Holders are Planning Commission on June 5, 2018, at 6:30 Special Provisions, Addendum when issued, Bid To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 responsible for keeping current their City of p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak Project Drawings may be examined at the Specifications. on the matter to consider an alternative sign profollowing locations: The Project Engineer for this work is gram for LITHOS MINERAL SHOP, located at City of Arvada Engineering Division Trang Tran, at 720-898-7646. 5695 Upham St. Additional information can be - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 CITY OF ARVADA obtained from the Community Development Dodge Plan Room – Matt Knight, P.E., City Engineer Dept. or written comments may be filed thereConstruct Connect with no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. – Legal Notice No.: 402399 CITY OF ARVADA PLANNING COMMISSION Public Notice Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System First Publication: May 10, 2018 /s/ Patricia Connell, Secretary at Last Publication: May 24, 2018 NOTICE OF HEARING No cost bid documents may be obtained at Publisher: Golden Transcript Legal Notice No.: 402451 UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW on or after Wheat Ridge Transcript First Publication: May 17, 2018 HOTEL AND RESTAURANT May 10, 2018. 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