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From left, Wheat Ridge High School’s head boys soccer coach Dave Osse, student Joe Whitney and math teacher Kendra Gothard.

Wheat Ridge High School teacher a coach and mentor


About Me I’m a Colorado native who has lived in Golden through middle school — I attended Kyffin Elementary and Bell Middle School. I moved to Wheat Ridge in high school and attended Vanderbilt University for college where I double majored in math and secondary education and played soccer there. I married David Gothard and we have three kids, Addison, Brecken and Caden. I’ve lived in Arvada since 2007 and been a math teacher at Wheat Ridge for 12 years.

I love being outdoors doing things like hiking, biking and camping and fitness activities like lifting and running. Honestly, I don’t have a ton of free time — maybe when my kids are a little older.

In my free time I’m the assistant coach for girls and boys soccer at Wheat Ridge, and I enjoy hanging out with my family, all of whom are within 5 miles of us. I also spend a lot of time running after my kids and watching their sports.

A love for teaching I knew before I graduated from Wheat Ridge that I wanted to return to both teach and coach there. The school is such a special place that is full of community and tradition and I hope

that I never have to teach at another school. As cliche as it sounds, I wanted to become a teacher because I love people and I truly believe that as a teacher I have the opportunity and honor to change and pour into my students’ lives on a daily basis. I chose math, as silly as it sounds, because lots of people dislike it, and when they dislike it they really dislike it. I thought if maybe they liked me, I could get them to maybe like math too - or at least tolerate it.

Of course, I also enjoy math myself (which is necessary when you do it all day every day). My favorite thing is that I get to build strong relationships with students and I have the chance to impact their life each and every day. I cannot imagine doing anything else. Being recognized by Boettcher scholar Joe Whitney I was lucky because I had him as a freshman and then was able to remain connected to him for the next three years. His junior and senior year he was my teacher assistant so he helped me grade papers and tutor students, which was awesome. However, what was the best about him being a teaching assistant is it just gave us time together to talk, encourage each other, and just do life. Joe is an incredible student, an amazing athlete, and the most humble and kind individual. His high character is truly what sets him apart in my mind. Joe has had a great deal of high quality teachers throughout his life. For him to nominate me is humbling and is just a great reminder to me that what I do every day truly does matter. If you have suggestions for My Name Is ..., contact Clarke Reader at


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Former band teacher pleads not guilty to charges of sex assault Geoffrey Adam Banninger is suspected of having sexual relations with a student BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Geoffrey Adam Banninger, 23, entered a not guilty plea with Jefferson County Courts July 2 to charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child, pattern of sexual abuse. Both

class 3 felonies. Banninger was a volunteer coach with the Arvada High School Band and part-time band teacher in the Cherry Creek School District Banninger when he was arrested on Jan. 7 on suspicion of hav-

ing sexual relations with a band student who attends Eaglecrest High School in Centennial. At the time of the arrest he was terminated from his position with the Cherry Creek School District and Jeffco schools prohibited his access to schools and students. The Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office initially contacted the Jefferson County authorities about the investigation into Banninger. Investigators believe Banninger had relations with a 16-year-old female student in his home in unincorporated Jefferson County

near Golden. At the time of Banninger’s arrest Arvada High School Principal Gina Rivas said in a letter to parents that the investigation is ongoing but that “it is our understanding that all victims have been identified and interviewed by law enforcement. It is also our understanding that law enforcement does not have an indication that there are additional victims.” Banninger will appear in court again July 30 for a pre-trial conference.


Is the Jeffco Real Estate Market Steady or Cooling?

Given Golden Real Estate’s four new listings this week after a much slower May and June, you might be wondering whether active inventory is growing and sales might be slowing. June’s “Market Trends Report” from the Denver Metro Association of Realtors analyzes the market in 11 metro area counties, so today I’m providing you with figures for Jefferson County only. As shown on the chart at right, the median sold price for Jeffco rose 8.8% over June 2017. Interestingly, the median price dropped significantly from July through the end of

2017, so this June’s median price is actually 13.2% higher than last October, and has kept rising significantly every month in 2018. The number of homes sold this June was actually down over 10% from last June, and the inventory of active listings is also down— over 7.5%. As I write this on Monday, July 9, there are only 1,043 active listings in Jeffco, which is down another 15% from the end of June and down 25% from last July. So, bottom line, the number of active listings is still dropping. As you can see from the chart, the median days on market for Jeffco listings in June was the same as June 2017—6 days. Not shown is the average days on market, which was 17 days, down from 19 days in June 2017. Once again, the large gap between

Candelas Ranch Just Listed by David Dlugasch This beautifully finished ranch home at 20062 W 95th $553,900 Place in the western section of Candelas, has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite has a spacious 5-piece bath with a very large walk-in closet. It has a 3-car garage that provides added storage space. The house is loaded with upgraded features. The kitchen has an oversized granite island, double ovens, stainless steel appliances, and full cut-glass backsplash. The large foyer, great room and kitchen area have hardwood flooring. The bedrooms have carpeting and the bathrooms have tile floors. The home comes with a solar plan which keeps the utility costs of maintaining this home very low. The back yard has a covered deck and a large paver stone patio. Candelas features miles of trails, nearby lakes and ponds, two fitness centers with outdoor swimming pools and a newly opened King Soopers. Highway 93 provides quick access to Boulder and Golden. Call David at 303-908-4835 to schedule a showing. See video tour at Open Sunday, 11–3.

average and median days on market is the result of many sellers overpricing their homes, resulting in them sitting on the market longer than they should. My headline asks whether Jeffco’s market is steady or cooling. Sellers who overpriced their home might think it’s cooling, but the market is holding steady for homes priced well.

Condo at I-25 Light Rail Station Listed by Kristi Brunel Welcome to Centre Pointe Station, 4600 E. Asbury Circle, and this updated 2-bedroom, 1-bath condominium (Unit 301), which is centrally located just across the pedestrian bridge from the light rail station just east of Colorado Blvd. Hardwood floors greet you as you enter this bright unit with large covered $210,000 balconies and mountain views! This condo features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, newer sliding glass doors, room air conditioning, included washer/dryer unit, updated lighting, fans and fixtures. The building features reserved parking, a secured entry, fitness room, and owner’s storage. See more exterior and interior pictures at, then contact your agent or Kristi Brunel at 303-525-2520 for a private showing. Sorry, there will be no open houses.

Just Listed Arvada Ranch Has Tons of Natural Light

This ranch-style home at 5194 Bristol Street is in the Blue Hills Estates subdivision west of Drake Middle School. Built in 1979, the seller is the original owner, and the pride of ownership is evident throughout. The original cedar siding has been replaced with fiber cement siding and freshly painted. Five large skylights bring sunlight into the family $448,000 room, kitchen and the interior bathroom. The large Golden Pines Condo Just Listed by Jim Swanson family room has a vaulted ceiling with 3 skylights and a wood-burning fireplace with brick Golden Pines is a complex of 3-story condo buildings, with six hearth and chimney. The covered front porch has a rich brick floor. The backyard features $151,000 units in each of 28 entries. It is located in the Pleasant View mature blue spruce, ponderosa pine and other evergreens. The high-efficiency furnace has community about 3 miles east of downtown Golden. The ad- both an electronic air filter and high-end Aprilaire steam humidifier. Take a narrated video dress is 16529 W. 10th Ave. #E-6. Enjoy the warmth and light tour at I’m holding it open on Sunday, July 15th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. of this south facing top floor unit. The private balcony looks over a grassy courtyard which is adjacent to an assigned parking Jim Smith space. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and measures 773 sq. ft. Broker/Owner This property needs work. It was a long-term rental with smokGolden Real Estate, Inc. ers but is now vacant. Great potential and priced accordingly. CALL OR TEXT: 303-525-1851 Needs carpet and paint. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are MAIN: 303-302-3636 original and in poor shape. Flooring, furnace and fixtures all EMAIL: could use some improvement. Has newer appliances and the windows and sliding door were Get this Column in Your Inbox every Thursday. WEBSITE: replaced several years ago. More info & pix can be found at, Send request to then call Jim Swanson at 303-929-2727 to arrange a showing. Sorry, no open houses. 17695 South Golden Road, Golden 80401

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Sunday FUN DAY at Arvada Farmers Market Weekly Sunday farmers market draws locals and local produce BY CAITLIN DANBORN SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

Children, adults and dogs alike beat the heat in the fountains in the middle of Olde Town Square. Local farmers and vendors border the square hawking everything from hand crafted pastries to locally grown seasonal produce. Live music plays as vendors exchange bits of advice on which peaches to buy with their customers. Scorching heat on Sunday, July 8 failed to deter Arvada residents from attending the weekly Arvada Farmers Market. The farmers market typically draws around 2,500 to 3,000 people, according to market manager Kim Mudd. “We try to make it so you can do your grocery shopping here,” Mudd said. “We try to provide all of the staples here.” Currently, the market features two local Arvada farms: Star Acre Farms and Tower View FarmYard. Mekayla Standefer and her husband Justin, owners of Tower View

Above, Norma Quinones, of Sweet Gold Juice Co., prepares juice for a customer at the Arvada Farmers’ Market.

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Above, Everly Sampson, 2, stays cool in the fountains in Olde Town Square. PHOTOS BY CAITLIN DANBORN

A young customer carefully selects Colorado cherries at the Arvada Farmers Market.

Colorado DMV to upgrade computer system Title, reg. services unavailable Aug. 1-5; driver license services unavailable Aug. 2-3 STAFF REPORT

All Colorado title and registration services, including motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan and ownership transfers, will be unavailable Aug. 1-5 to allow for technical upgrades. Online registration renewal and kiosk registration renewal in participating counties will remain available, and individuals needing to renew eligible vehicles can use online services at Colorado driver license services, both in-office and online, will be unavailable Aug. 2 and 3, and state driver license offices will be closed. The closure will allow the state to replace the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS),

originally installed between 1983 and 1986, with a new system called Colorado DRIVES, according to a news release. The new system will allow for better county-to-county integration, the release said. The system was implemented in February 2017 for driver services. New online services will be available at beginning Aug. 6. Among those services are: • Improved online vehicle registration renewal • Out of state emissions extension • Emissions waiver application • Generate prior receipts • Duplicate registration receipt request • 2 percent rental upload spreadsheet fee estimator • Document uploading • Personalized plate request • Change of address • New registration Individuals whose driver license, identification card or motor vehicle registration expires in July or August 2018 are encouraged to renew early.

FarmYard, began farming when they went to New Zealand on their honeymoon and participated in a work exchange program where they learned to farm. “We became interested in being self sufficient,” Standefer said. “It turned into making a living.” Tower View is about one-sixth of an acre, but Standefer and her husband hope to expand in the future. “I’m hoping I can quit my day job and become a full time farmer — dream job,” Standefer said. Star Acre farms, owned by Nathan Brix, is in its fourth season at the farmers market. The farm sells mostly vegetables and heirloom tomatoes are its best seller, according to Brix. It also partners with orchards in Palisade, Colorado to sell the town’s famed peaches. In addition to farmers, the market also draws food trucks and other food vendors. “Arvada’s great — we like the vibe here and we see a lot of regulars,” said Jack Nelson, who works at Denver-based food truck Sweet Gold Juice Co. “The reason we’re passionate about the farmers market is to support local business and community,” Mudd said. “We started with just our little Olde Town community, and now we bring people from all over the Front Range.”

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Arvada breaks ground on new police station The Whisper Creek station is expected to open in 2019 BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Northwest Arvada is one step closer to having its own community police station. The Whisper Creek Police Community Station, also referred to as the Delta Sector police station, is now under construction following a formal groundbreaking held June 25. “One of the things I hear a lot from people on this side of town is public safety,” said councilman David Jones, who represents this section of Arvada. “Public safety is an important thing to me as it is for city council and staff and our police department. Having this station here will help when those unfortunate things arise in this area… the response times will be much faster.” At its June 4 meeting, the Arvada City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. to build the Arvada Police Department’s latest community station with a $4.2 million price tag. This new station, which will open in mid 2019, will serve Arvada’s northwest area which is currently served by the West Woods community station. The new station is designed by Barker, Rinker, Seacat Architects and will utilize a similar layout and

Leaders for the City of Arvada and the Arvada Police helped beak ground for the Whisper Creek Police Station set to be completed in April 2019. PHOTOS BY SHANNA FORTIER materials as the West Woods and Lake Arbor substations. Completion of the Whisper Creek Community Station is associated with the Arvada Police Department’s Sector Based Policing philosophy. Under this model, Arvada police officers are assigned to, and responsible for, specific areas of the city.


Arvada currently has four sectors operating out of three locations: Lake Arbor serving Adams Sector, headquarters at Arvada City Hall serving Baker Sector, and West Woods serving both Charlie and Delta Sectors. The Delta Sector will move to the Whisper Creek community station upon completion of construction. “We think by having a station in the northwest corner of the city, it’s going to provide better service to the community,” said Arvada Mayor Marc Williams. Arvada councilman David Jones spoke about the importance of community safety at the June 25 groundbreaking.

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Link Strate started his career in law enforcement in Arvada in 1987. Now, he is taking the lead as the departments newest chief of police. Having worked in many areas, Strate said it was not the years, but more the experiences that shaped his career to this point. “There is a unique law enforcement community Strate in Jefferson County,”

Strate said. “The agencies are so willing to work together. Having been here in Arvada, it’s an incredible community and they truly embrace us as a law enforcement agency.” Former Arvada Police Chief Don Wick retired in December of 2017 sparking a nationwide search. However, the top two candidates were both members of the Arvada Police Department — Strate and Deputy Chief Ed Brady, who had been serving as interim chief of police since Wick’s retirement. “Between Link and Ed, it was impossible to make a bad choice,” said Arvada City Manager Mark Deven. SEE CHIEF, P7

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“We are blessed to have amazing leadership in the Arvada Police Department. Both finalists expressed their unwavering support for the other during the process.” The selection of Strate as the new chief was made July 3 after interviews, including a citizen panel, a panel made up of department personnel and a public reception. Throughout his career Strate has served in patrol, investigations and traffic. As a commander he oversaw the Community Response Impact Team and the Criminal Investigation Bureau. And as deputy chief he managed the multiyear transition from the department’s dispatch center to the new regional communication center, Jeffcom. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Organization Leadership from Regis University.

Strate has trained with the FBI National Academy, the School of Police Staff and Command through Northwestern University and the Senior Management Institute for Police with Boston University. He is also trained and certified by the Patterson Center as a strategic planning facilitator. His community involvement includes serving on the Family Justice Center Executive Committee and the Boards of the Jefferson County Regional Lab, Jeffcom and Ralston House. “I would like to thank Ed Brady for serving as Interim Chief during the last six months, an assignment he fulfilled with maximum dedication and commitment,” Deven said. “I look forward to working with Link Strate and know he will work with all of our officers and civilian employees to build on the foundation of excellence associated with the Arvada Police Department.” Looking ahead Moving into his new role as chief, Strate is focused on the departments continued effort of implementing its community policing strategy. With

three community police stations and one more on the way, the strategy is designed to make law enforcement part of the community. “When we started this we anticipated that it would be good way to engage the community,” Strate said. “But we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly they embraced that.” Strate said integrating the sector stations into the community has been so successful that the new station in West Arvada, the Whisper Creek Station, will have a larger community room to offer more interaction between officers and the community. Some challenges the department currently faces is recruitment and retention of officers. With Colorado at full employment, and Arvada’s requirement that officers hold four-year degrees, the department has a lot of competition for quality candidates. “Our requirements are very high, so we need to make sure we are doing everything we can to attract quality talent here,” Strate said. “It sounds simple, but it’s a big challenge right now.”

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The biggest road construction project to the PEL study area in recent years was “Linking Lookout” in Golden that was completed in the fall of last year. The project eliminated the need for a light at the US 6 and 19th Street interchange, while maintaining pedestrian and bicycle access. The PEL study calls for similar projects along US 6 and Highway 93 to remove the need for intersection lights through the Golden area. PHOTO COURTESY THE CITY OF GOLDEN

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A high number of motorist crashes and recurring traffic congestion are just two of the reasons the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says a study needed to be done on an approximate 30-mile stretch of roadway in Jefferson County. CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition (including county and municipal elected officials and experts) recently completed a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study between roughly Littleton and Boulder. The study included C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division, U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden and CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County. The study took 18 months to evaluated ways to reduce congestion, improve operational performance and safety and address future transportation needs for the corridor. Now that the initial PEL study is complete, the next steps will be the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/30 percent design phase — an environmental assessment and preliminary design. Funding for this has been provided by Colorado’s Transportation Commission for the C-470 Segment and is expected to begin this fall. Two potential transportation infrastructure funding statewide ballot initiatives for November 2018 include a couple of projects recommended in the WestConnect study. These are: full construction funding for the U.S. 285 and Morrison Road interchange, included in the C-470 Segment of the PEL study; and the U.S. 6 and Heritage Road interchange improvements, included in the Golden

Section of the PEL study. C-470 Segment: C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division There are a couple of different highway infrastructure recommendations for this segment of the road. One alternative consists of having three general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes in each direction. The second alternative includes having one or two managed lanes plus two general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes in each direction. Interchange modifications for this section are recommended at Ken Caryl Avenue and Quincy Avenue. Currently, the off ramps from C-470 to US 285 are tight loops. These are recommended to be reconstructed with directional ramps. Access to Bear Creek Lake Park would be moved to the realigned ramp from southbound US 285 to westbound C-470. Two options address weaving traffic along I-70 between C-470 and US 6 to the east. One option is a collector/ distributor road and the other is a braided ramp with westbound I-70 to eastbound US 6 traffic crossing under the ramp traffic from C-470 to eastbound I-70. Golden Segment: U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden There are a number of infrastructure recommendations in the corridor that includes the city of Golden. These include improvements outlined in The Golden Plan, which is meant to accommodate regional traffic needs on U.S. 6 and CO 93. U.S. 6: On U.S. 6, The Golden Plan includes grade separation of the atgrade intersections at Heritage Road and CO 58. An additional eastbound and westbound lane through the Johnson Road/U.S. 6/C-470 intersection is recommended. From Johnson Road to 19th Street, SEE WESTCONNECT, P20

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“Torn” runs July 14 and 15 in Olde Town Arvada. COURTESY PHOTO

Musical brings theater back to Olde Town “Torn” will take the stage at Gallery 1874 this weekend BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Before raising children, Deanna Giles studied theater and music. Now, as an empty-nester, she is getting back to her passion — which led her to write a full-length musical with 16 songs titled, “Torn.” “Torn” is a musical about a girl in love with a painter in love with a painting. The romantic story unfolds as art comes to life. “Torn” not only features music, dancing and acting, but there are also several performance art pieces that come to life through the show. “What is fascinating about this show is the variety of music,” Giles said. “There’s ragtime, blues, some with a John Denver-feel, rock….” Giles got the idea for the show after buying two paintings from Denver artist Tony Achilles. “Both of the pieces became central characters in the show,” Giles explained. Achilles also plays the male lead of the painter in “Torn,” which allows the character to paint on stage — a strategic move by Giles. The setting for the production is also by design. The show, which will run for one weekend, will be performed in Olde Town Arvada’s Gallery 1874. “That space was key in the development of this musical,” Giles said, explaining that the setting of the show was written as a painter’s studio.

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Suzanne Giles - costumes Gray Harris - spot Spencer Blessman light design Curt Behm - sound design Gloria Merritt pianist Eron Johnson violinist Kevin Berry - guitar Stephen Millen bass Tim Cooke - drums

The history behind the performance space was also appealing. The historic building, built in the 1870s as a grange hall was transformed into the Festival Playhouse in 1973. “Torn” will be the first play to be performed in that space since Festival Playhouse closed in 2011. “The history of this space is really what makes it breathe,” said David Dean, marketing specialist at Gallery 1874. “We really enjoy exploring ways we can go back to the roots of what this space means to the town and the people that live here.”

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First Friday art walk connects art with community Monthly event displays local art at Olde Town businesses BY CAITLIN DANBORN SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

As Arvadans kicked off the first weekend in July eating dinner, browsing stores and galleries, listening to live music, and wandering Olde Town, the works of local artisans were on display for the First Friday art walk. The monthly First Friday art walk features an array of displays by local artists in numerous stores and galleries in Olde Town. It offers an opportunity for artists to gain exposure to the general public and for Arvada residents to view local art. Sports cartoonist Drew Litton’s art was on display at Light Rail Gallery. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Litton moved to Colorado in 1982 to work for Rocky Mountain News. Now an Arvada area resident, Litton draws for a few publications, including the Boulder

IF YOU GO First Friday Art Walk is a year-round, monthly event. The next event will be Friday, August 3. More information at Daily Camera and Mile High Sports magazine. “I love to make people laugh,” said Litton. “I have a mantra, and it’s to make joy. Not enough of it in the world these days.” Light Rail Gallery opened in January 2018 and offers classes, paint and sip sessions, and exhibits of local art. “I think the best thing about my artists is that they’re all wonderful in their own right — give you the shirt of their back type of people,” said Alita McManis, owner of Light Rail Gallery. Numerous local bands also performed in galleries and stores. Inside Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters, jazz band Double Standards played. “This is my secret sideline identity — but don’t worry, everyone knows,” said guitarist David Cooke, who is also Arvada’s presiding judge.

Cartoonist Drew Litton signs an autograph at the Olde Town Arvada First Friday Art Walk. PHOTOS BY CAITLIN DANBORN

Double Standards band members Joe Holtz, Dave Thomas, and David Cooke perform in front of artist Scott Roberts’ work, displayed at Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters.

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Arvada group aims to create community with cohousing Ralston Creek Cohousing will be part of the Geos neighborhood

LEARN MORE Ralston Creek Cohousing will present an informational slide show 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Arvada Library, 7525 W 57th Ave., Arvada. The slideshow will be followed by a tour the neighborhood. All are welcome.


Along the Ralston Creek Trail, west of Old Town Arvada, a new neighborhood is emerging. The modern village is powered by solar and ground source energy. Within this development of town homes, row houses and single-family dwellings, an energetic group of families is coming together to live in a condominium building with private and shared space. The Ralston Creek Cohousing is in its infant stage. But the seven households that have committed to this style of living are looking for more likeminded families to bring this project to the next phase. “We are already seeing a lot of excitement around Ralston Creek Cohousing, and our members can’t wait to see it come to fruition,” said Deb Kneale, Ralston Creek Cohousing founding member. “We’re also proud to be part of the modern movements toward environmentally friendly building and stronger senses of cooperation within neighborhoods. Together, we can build and manage

Carl Burg looks out over the future site of the Ralston Creek Cohousing Gatehouse in West Arvada. SHANNA FORTIER the type of community we all want to live in, and that’s the beauty of cohousing.” Cohousing is a group of households who come together because they want to know and collaborate with their neighbors. When it comes to Ralston Creek in particular, picture a three-story building called The Gatehouse with 20 private units of various sizes, parking underground, and a common house on the first floor. The common house

provides a professional kitchen, multipurpose space for dining, meeting, projects, and socializing. Two guest bedrooms and bike storage complete this shared area. An outdoor courtyard, community garden, electric car share, and dog friendly exercise area allow residents to downsize without sacrificing amenities they enjoyed previously. Downsizing is one of the draws of cohousing, Kneale said. But community is the biggest. That is reflected in

the layout of the building, the shared meals and amenities and the mindset for the individuals. “What sets us apart is instead of moving somewhere and then trying to find your community, we are forming the community first and then designing and building our building,” said Carl Burg, a founding member. “It’s intentional community.” Burg was drawn to the cohousing model after seeing the community at the Montessori school his son attended. “Without some kind of focus or sense of common purpose, you live as strangers in the neighborhood,” Burg said. For Kneale, the Quaker lifestyle led her to cohousing. “I had the privilege of being a counselor at a quaker camp in Vermont,” Kneale explained. “At 16 I became aware of community.” Though she was not brought up Quaker, the values stuck with her. SEE COHOUSING, P15

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VOICES Human-dog relationship status: ‘It’s uncomplicated’


Craig Marshall Smith


hy does your dog lick your face? You say, “My dog doesn’t lick my face.” Do me a favor, and just play along. Your dog licks your face because it tastes like a ham on rye. How can your face taste like a ham on rye if you’re a vegetarian? It can’t. This isn’t the correct answer. Harry is almost 9 months old, and he still licks my face, especially first thing in the morning. I am undecided about it. It is either a good example of bad parenting, or rather pleasurable. After all, I am a Scorpio.

It makes me think about the queen and her corgis. Do any of them wake the queen with their tongues, as it were? I doubt it. My guess is her corgis are trained before she meets them, and she misses out on all of the fun I am having with Harry. Harry licks my face for a number of reasons, according to everything I have read. It’s a sign of affection. Harry is showing his gratitude. For what? He doesn’t live in a home with an Elvis impersonator.

He doesn’t live in a home with country music. He doesn’t live in a home with cats. He’s grateful because he lives in a home. It means we’re friends. He licks me because there are tiny food particles in my skin? Unfortunately, it’s probably true. It relieves stress. Maybe you know someone who bites their nails. Licking is similar. Harry doesn’t bite his nails. I wish he would. I have to take him to the vet to get it done, and it’s not cheap. Do it myself ? I don’t think he

would sit still long enough. I would end up trimming his nose. Licking releases pleasurable endorphins. His or mine? Some of Harry’s current behavior will be trained out of him, and some of it will end on its own. He’ll grow out of many of the things he is doing now. Truth is, I know I am going to miss some of it. By reason, age, and logic, Harry is my fourth and final dog. He might outlive me. SEE SMITH, P13

About my current sport viewing ... it’s complicated


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Allowing children on Rocky Flats should be a crime Scientists and medical doctors around the world have researched the impacts of plutonium and have found significant risks attached to inhaling a microparticle of plutonium, invisible to the human eye. John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph. D. led a “Plutonium Group” at UC Berkeley. The group studied the biological effects of alpha particles emitted by the radioactive decay of plutonium and found that there is no safe dose, meaning that just one decaying radioactive atom can produce permanent mutation in a cell’s genetic molecules.

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terOfConcern.html These mutations can take decades to develop and show up in the form of rare cancers, birth defects, and more. Children are the most vulnerable citizens. The EPA and the DOE Legacy Management have confirmed that there is plutonium on the land of the refuge, where 70,000 plutonium pits were once produced. Environmental crimes were committed at the Rocky Flats Plant and plutonium was leaked into the soil, air, and drinking water.


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not in the playoffs! At have a confesHITTING least end the game in sion to make. HOME sudden death. It’s a difficult Nonetheless, I one, so, please, have been watching bear with me. Whew. the Cup. It has me Here goes. gripped. Getting to I have been watchunderstand the strateing the World Cup. gies, the subtleties, There. I said it. I even the complex know, I know — I details of various can hear the sneers formations has got coming through my me really interested. keyboard. “Aren’t you the guy who’s And, there’s definitely Michael Alcorn spent his whole life a part of me that mocking soccer?” Yes, yes I loves that the three best am. players in the world were all And with good reason. As a eliminated early. Because witty friend of mine said last soccer is a team game, and week, soccer is the perfect it takes 11 players to make it metaphor for European life: work. In this case, complex90 minutes of inactivity that ity is no vice. comes to a conclusion after I’ve heard that somewhere somebody makes a mistake before. Oh, yeah, in an and exactly one thing gets episode of “The West Wing,” decided. It’s the sport equiva- when the press secretary lent of a committee meeting. was coaching somebody how And don’t get me started to “spin” a foreign policy on the histrionics. The debate. The spinner spouts phantom injuries, the out a quick, pert answer that award-winning acts, even the sounds great, and, when “magic spray” — it’s absurd. she’s coaching him, she says And what is up with ending that’s great — leave it alone. games with penalty kicks? I know, hockey does it, but SEE ALCORN, P13


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Members of the public have opposed the opening of the refuge. The seven school districts that have taken a stance to protect children and disallow field trips to the refuge should be commended. To say that the refuge is safe for living beings, based on outdated studies and a lack of sound evidence, is irresponsible. There are so many things in this world that we cannot protect our children from, but this is not one of them. We can prevent additional harm by keeping the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed. Brittany Gutermuth, Boulder Summer break scrutiny In paraphrase, ‘Have we not a School Board that lives in a shoe, which has


I will never have another puppy of my own in my life. Once or twice a day, he runs a figure-8 around the living room and dining room and it’s a blur. I have no idea how he does it. Around the dining room table into the living room, behind the couch, and back to the dining room. Lap after lap. And then he comes to an immediate halt and looks up at me with Those Eyes. Sure: I wish he would sit, stay, come when called, relieve himself where directed, and welcome strangers in our home. Maybe that


But he reminds her that the next sentence is “we hope so, because there’s a good chance we’re all full of garbage.” It’s actually quite complex, and complexity is no vice. I think part of the problem with too many of our current debates is that everybody goes for the 10-word answer that sounds great, when the issue is actually incredibly complex. Americans are looking for a basketball answer to a soccer problem. Take immigration. You want to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and that will solve everything, right? Except that ICE has an incredibly challenging portfolio, including drug traffic interdiction and stopping human trafficking. In fact, there was a farcical scene last week when protesters were picketing an y ICE action, thinking it was an immigration round-up, when the reality was the agents were arresting human traffickers and freeing little girls. You want to die on that hill? I think you will find protesting ICE will end up being just about as popular as spitting on soldiers returning from Vietnam. So, just build the wall, right? Have you seen the logistics involved in that?

so much money that it knows not what to do?’ In his first year on the job, has Jeffco’s “Million Dollar Superintendent” raised the academic levels in any Jeffco schools, much less been asked to do so? Did its spending millions to shuttle (a la musical classrooms) sixth graders around the county produce any measurable increases in those students’ achievement levels? Has the Board’s hiring blitz to load up the District with additional administrators at generous six-figure salaries produced any signs of improved course content, or student knowledge? If your answer to all three previous is NO, then how might the substantial pay increases for all R-1 employees, announced in the next budget, via COLA adjustments and meaningless ‘step and level’ rewards, be expected to produce anything of value to the students, parents, or taxpayers?

time will come. But these days are wonderful. He is making new discoveries every day, and I get to see that happen. I watch him run his 8s, and I feel younger again myself. He sits near me when I write, waiting impatiently for me to finish so I can walk him, pet him, feed him, read to him, hold him. My disposition leans like Pisa to pessimism about people and The World. My little friend improves my life without knowing it. Or maybe he does? Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at

And, even if you can solve that part, consider how many acres, how many miles, of imminent domain the government is going to have to assert to put parts of the wall private property. And even if you manage that, then what? You have to consider how bad life has to be for a parent, for a mother, to scrape together $3,000 dollars in El Salvador (which probably means selling herself into slavery) to hire a coyote to smuggle her 4-year old child the thousands of miles across lawless desert to be smuggled into the United States for the chance at a better life. Just chew on that for a moment, and then ask yourself if that desperation ends because there’s a wall. What’s much more likely is a two-mile deep refugee camp, a humanitarian crisis of epic proportion, on the other side of the wall from America. Illegal immigration is a problem, but it is not a simple one, and anybody who tells you it is is an idiot. Complexity is not a vice — we need to embrace that, and have more reasonable conversations. Even if that means a few 90-minute meetings that end with only one score. 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.

Why has ‘improved student achievement’ never been mentioned, much less required, in any budget or job description since our present Board has been seated? Isn’t it time for Jeffco’s hard pressed residents to dig in their heals and say No to every attempt to fleece themselves in November’s election via more school bonds or mil-levy increases, until a board demonstrates that it is capable of producing results? Russell W Haas, Golden Geezer goals I enjoyed Mary Stobie’s accurate fine points of geezer qualifications (How to be a Geezer, July 5 edition). Strict standards, to say the least. A status I’ve often tried to achieve might be a curmudgeon. A history of notable curmudgeons are worthy of recognition The first could be Andy Rooney, con-

cluding each episode of Sixty Minutes. Often humorous and self-deprecating, his remarks summed up society at large, no doubt with a twinkle in his eye. Another who comes to mind could be the biting, stinging remarks of Gene Amole. DIA often found itself in the crosshairs from his column in The Rocky Mountain News. Readers absorbed his witticisms while sipping their morning coffee. One can only imagine the degree of censorship at his reaction to the current administration. Last, but not least, my final vote belongs to none other than our own Daddy Bruce. His quiet demeanor touched thousands and his generosity and love lives on. Big shoes to fill. Adding their wink of Class to Curmudgeon. Martin Gross, Wheat Ridge


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When grandparents must step in


hen because of a variety of and Richard Catalano of risk factors serious family problems, and protective factors for preventing grandparents feel they problems. must take over, even adopt Grandparents can find out more about the Botvin Life Skills grandkids, there are a number LIFELONG Training, an evidence-based of issues to address and places LEARNING prevention program for to go for help. First, what all experts agree is Esther Macalady schools, families, communities, and places of faith. The ingrandparents must swing into formation about life training skills is protective mode. Protect your grandat children and protect yourself — your In your own grandfamily experts physical and mental health, safety, legal suggest finding prosocial involvement status, and financial status. Check with in the community like Scouts, orgaan attorney for a variety of custody arnized sports, Y, 4-H, faith based clubs, rangements in your state before going other youth groups, and volunteer to any further. help. Grandkids need recognition for Grandparents taking on the task of prosocial involvement and behavior. raising grandchildren are very couraProsocial means having a positive helpgeous. That said, here is what can help ful view toward other people in general. with the day to day care. Although Grandparents can develop a strong every family is slightly different, there family unit with reasonable rules, are protective factors to help the new grandfamily prosper. Grandparents can duties, organization, and responsibility. Provide opportunities for prosocial borrow the knowledge based on many involvement like helping with the work years of study by Drs. David Hawkins

load around the house, playing, volunteering, discussing together. Provide recognition for prosocial involvement like praise and hugs. Control technology use. In school, grandparents can participate, volunteer, check homework and school notes and communicate with the teachers. Be a part of school organizations. Be alert. Insure children have opportunities for participation in prosocial learning, volunteering, working hard, studying, helping others, and being involved in many activities that nurture their talents and potential. Find ways for children to receive recognition. Are grandkids learning and using social skills? Establish a moral order of right and wrong in the family. Teach grandkids your faith. Join faith groups and be active as a grandfamily. Search for a school that teaches self- control, self -discipline, responsibility, respect, and helping others.

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While searching for community in Colorado, she became a member of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-op. The co-op is where Bob Jorgensen, another founding member, found community. “It’s people who care about the same thing I do — we bond together,” Jorgensen said. That is something he hopes to replicate at the cohousing with the multigenerational community. “We’ve lived in Arvada for a long time and we like being part of the small town that Arvada is — getting bigger all the time,” Jorgensen said. “I think there’s a lot of people who are at an age where we want to downsize. But also, a young family can do this and not have to have all the stuff that a young family might need or can afford.” Current committed residents range in age from 31 to 79.

Founding members of the Ralston Creek Cohousing gather for pie in the Geos development. Community is a big part of the cohousing lifestyle. SHANNA FORTIER The Colorado Front Range has 15 cohousing communities, some dating back 40 years and some still in the forming stage. Harmony Village, established in Golden in 1996, is the only other cohousing in Jefferson County. What makes Ralston Creek Cohous-

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Climate, incentive program draw storytellers to state BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


Parker resident Michelle Ullman films an episode of her series, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” at Castle Rock’s 212 Pizza. COURTESY OF MICHELLE ULLMAN

hen Parker resident Michelle Ullman began preparing for the first season of her television show, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” it was important that she “put our fork where our mouth is.” Which meant filming episode one at La Baguette de Normandy in Parker and doing the rest of the 10-episode season in the Denver metro area. “Supporting local should lead by example and start at home,” Ullman said. “There is a wonderful film/TV community here, some of whom I hope to hire on as we grow into making feature films. Denver is primarily a commercial market. We hope to add some film work here.” Ullman is just one example of a growing group of creatives looking to do more filming in the metro area. Denver native Haylar Garcia recently released his third film, a horror movie titled “Apartment 212,” which was shot in the metro area and in his RiNo studio. The movie was released at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver as well as theaters in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Detroit and other major cities. “There are so any great artists in the area that deserve a voice, and so many creative communities that deserve to be employed,” he said. “It just seems like the right thing to do to bring national talent here to be a part of it all.” The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media works to bring in storytellers of all kinds to the state, including filmmakers, animators, gamers and photographers. The office connects these storytellers to resources they need, like location assistance, crew referrals and inter-governmental cooperation. Perhaps most importantly, the Colorado Office of Film offers an incentive program that provides a 20 percent cash rebate for eligible production costs. The incentive program covers feature films, television pilots, television series, television commercials, music videos, industrials, documentaries, and video game design and creation, as well as other forms of content creation. “Keeping the film incentive active will be a big factor in bringing people to the state,” Ullman said. “Keeping a pool of skilled crew, and talented actors to offer filmmakers here in Denver is also important. The current Colorado incentive is only valid on Colorado residents, so the more we can offer them in crew and talent, the less has to be brought in from out of state.” SEE FILIMING, P17

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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time


he first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes naturally to him — painting the musicians live. “I’d been traveling around to local shows in Florida and the rest of the country doing these live paintings,” COMING he said. “I still ATTRACTIONS do about 80 to 100 of these kinds of paintings a year. In the years since that first Red Rocks show, I’ve done more than 430 live paintings at Red Rocks.” Every year, Campbell puts Clarke Reader together a show of his works, and this year the 14th annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience will be on display at the amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison, through July 22. This exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., reopening during concerts until the end of the show. The man himself will be available for tours and discussions, and he’ll also be painting at concerts through July 22. “I like to shake up the exhibit based on who is playing a show,” Campbell explained. “When the Avett Brothers or Blues Traveler are playing, the exhibit features previous works I’ve done inspired by their performances.” Red Rocks is unquestionably the best venue in the country, according to Campbell, and he sees what he does as a different kind of performance that nonetheless fits into the venue. “I’m really an artistic and visual musician,” he said. “And there’s a visual thread of the venue that is part of every painting.” To learn more about Campbell, check out www.scramblecampbell. com. ‘Daily Show’ correspondent stops by Comedy Works If you’re a longtime watcher of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” like I am, you know how easy it is to get attached to correspondents, and one of the best in the current iteration of the show is Roy Wood Jr. SEE READER, P17

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As anyone who has traveled the state can attest to, the variety of scenery Colorado has to offer is one of the biggest draws for filmmakers, like director William Garrison. He has been working on the pilot for a television series called “Frozen Dead” in Nederland, not far from Golden. “Colorado has some great locations and great history. It provides an excellent backdrop for great movie ideas,” he said. “There is a wealth of creative talent in the Denver area. That alone should attract new productions — plus, we also have a lot of sunshine and four full seasons, unlike L.A.” A trip to any of the many small theaters in the metro area demonstrates there’s a wealth acting talent, and that includes all ages. Despite being so young, 10-year-old Payton Maynard, of Arvada, has already worked in several independent films and is one of the leads in “Frozen Dead.” 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.” “There is obviously going to be double the amount of opportunities to work as an actor in other places like Los Angeles or New York, but I have found a good amount of work here,” she said. “You just have to know how to look for it. I have a fantastic agent and manager that are always giving me opportunities, and I have an amazing mother who works hard to make good connections with people in the film industry.” Maynard’s mother Courtney has been keeping an eye on the Denver film scene as she helps out her daughter and is eager to see how the form will grow in the area. “I would love to see bigger directors take advantage of the amazing talent from crew to cast that all call Colorado home,” she said. “Because the Metro area is so condensed there is a large group of actors and crew that all know each other and network together. Having personally worked with a lot of them, I can say that the Denver scene has some dynamite industry professionals.”


h FROM PAGE 16 On the show, he’s the perfect blend of deadpan delivery and biting insight, and his stand-up comedy is just as hilarious. His most recent onehour special is “Father Figure,” and I highly recommend it for a taste of his live show. Roy Wood Jr. will be spending three evenings at the downtown Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. on July 12 through 14. On Thursday the 12th, he’ll be performing at 8 p.m., followed the next two days with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit to get tickets.

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Parker resident Michelle Ullman films the introduction for her new television series, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman.” All 10 episodes of the show’s first season were filmed in the metro area.

Greenwood Village shows off talent of local artists Colorado is home to many artists of unique talent and skill, and many of them won’t receive the wider recognition they deserve. That’s why smaller galleries and spaces are so crucial — they provide space for local artists to show their work. This year marks the 35th annual All-Colorado Art Show on display at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village, which gives area artists a chance to get their work out there. The exhibit takes place from July 14 through August 25, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m. This exhibit was open to artists in all mediums, currently residing in


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Colorado, to apply. More than 60 artists will be represented in the show, which was juried by Greenwood Village resident and international artist Patricia Aaron. For more information, visit www. Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Counting Crows at the Pepsi Center Growing up in the ‘90s meant there were some bands that were part of the musical atmosphere of the time. You’d hear them all the time on the radio, see them on MTV and shell out for tickets every time they came to town. One of the better of these groups was the Counting Crows, and they’re hitting the road this summer in honor of 25 years of being a band.

The Counting Crows, along with ‘90s stalwart Live, will be stopping by the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Over the years, the Counting Crows have released some excellent albums, but their 1993 debut, “August and Everything After” will always go down as their classic. Radio mainstays like “Mr. Jones” and “Rain King” are still in heavy rotation on stations like KBCO. Go to events/detail/counting-crows for tickets to this great show. 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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‘Pink Progression’ exhibition pays tribute to Women’s March events Center for Visual Art display will continue into August on Santa Fe Drive

IF YOU GO The Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s gallery, is at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. There is some free parking in front. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. 303-294-5207,


Turn right as you enter the Center for Visual Art on Santa Fe Drive and admire the sleek pink “Ourobouros,” a huge pink snake, circling to bite its tail, by Emma Hardy and Rebecca DiDomenico. It hangs in the gallery window and in a way, speaks for the entire “Pink Progression” exhibit. It is these two artists’ version of an ancient symbol for cyclicality, recreation of self … “Pink Progression” was inspired by — and celebrates — the two recent Women’s Marches, 2017 and 2018, and is said to “address concepts of human rights, gender, sexual identity, feminism and inclusivity.” More than 50 artists explore social interactions in at least 50 different ways — in paintings, prints, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, video and combinations of techniques, large and small … A visitor becomes fascinated and thoroughly engaged by the many ways of seeing, feeling. The CVA credits local artist Anna Kaye with organizing this large show, which has visited the Boulder Public Library and Denver Public Library prior to its position at the CVA,

“Ouroborous,” by Emma Hardy and Rebecca DiDomenico, a legendary snake that represents an ancient symbol, hangs at the entrance to “Pink Progression” exhibit at CVA. SONYA ELLINGBOE through Aug. 19. Art lovers will almost all find something that impresses them on a visit to this varied exhibit, tied together by color and focus. (And no doubt, something that fails to impress, given the wide range of style and technique!) Many works are loaned by the gallery that represents an artist. Near “Ouroborous,” find a couple of walls, papered with a “Domesticated Rat” pattern by Rachel Delaney and



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Sandy Lane — and individual sheets with a single rat enjoying eating something pink. (Crayons are thoughtfully provided for those who want to color a page to carry home, as did the 20-somethings who accompanied us.) Each artwork has a message or a question or a vision. At the far end of the gallery is Trini Bumiller’s floor-to-ceiling “Monumental,” consisting of 128 panels, painted in oils. Each depicts a national monument, “created to honor and protect places of cultural, environmental and cultural importance,” and each incorporates pink. “The pink hues represent all phases of feminism,” Bumiller writes, “from baby blush and sexy hot pinks to reds of passion, rage and love.” We see landscapes, buildings, plants, figures and much more … Katy Caron of Littleton, Arapahoe Community College Ceramic Department chair, collaborated with Marie Perrin-McGraw to craft “Untitled (Shadow Box),” and Sue Simon of Englewood exhibits a large painting, “I Am,” subtitled “DNA Sequence,” in the back right gallery. Simon says “My paintings combine abstraction with science and mathematics — scientific concepts developed from real scientific research. They describe our

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new understanding of the universe. Paintings are based on combining the elegance of science and the visual richness of art.” Across from Simon’s work, appropriately situated with a place to sit and look — and ponder — for an extended time, is Laleh Mehran’s electronic “Tenuous Hierarchy 1, 10, 100.” A black frame surrounds a screen with constant movement of patterns, accompanied by soft sound. It “explores power across global borders by collocating topography from one country to currency of another. These combinations of foreign structures examine the control and impact of money on sociopolitical infrastructures.” Readers may recall Mehran’s stunning installation in 2012 at the Denver Art Museum: “Men of God, Men of Nature.” She is on the University of Denver faculty. Julia Rymer Brucker of Littleton exhibits four panels: “Light at St. James.” She also works at the intersection of art and science. “Through art, I uncover the beauty of the natural world,” she wrote, “from a cell to an orbiting planet to a tree shedding leaves …” An Aug. 4 workshop is planned: “Rethinking the Pinking,’ with exhibit artists Steven Frost and Frankie Toan, from noon to 3 p.m. The hands-on workshop and discussion will address the symbolism of the iconic pink hat of the Women’s March and generate new concepts for more inclusive symbolism. Who does the hat represent/ exclude? How should we consider a more inclusive symbolism in activism? Participants will be encouraged to design alternative hats that reflect each participant’s own voice in contemplating feminist activism. Age 17 and up. The rear gallery holds a related student exhibit called “Reclamation.”

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Local bakery emphasizes importance of family Das Meyer, a family owned bakery in Arvada, connects three generations of the family BY CAITLYN DANBORN SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

For 36 years, Das Meyer bakery has been an Arvada staple. The classic green and white building, tucked into a neighborhood off 64th Avenue, invites everyone from locals to celebrities alike to sit down, enjoy a pastry, and support a local familyowned business. While the bakery has gained recognition over the years — celebrities from Princess Diana to Ronald Reagan have enjoyed the bakery’s signature cakes while in Colorado — and winning recognition from the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, the most important thing for owner Dennis Meyer is his family. On any given day at Das Meyer, various members of the Meyer family, spanning three generations, can be found at the bakery. Each family member has their own niche, ranging from decorating to baking to interacting with customers at the storefront. Although the store runs on just eight employees, the youngest

Noelle Meyer, 4, hugs Zach Meyer. A huge emphasis is placed on family at the bakery, and all three generations of the Meyer family can be seen helping out at the bakery. CAITLIN DANBORN

members of the family help out with smaller tasks and learn the ins and outs of the bakery. Meyer has four children, all of whom work at the bakery as well as three grandchildren ranging from ages four to eleven. “I’m very fortunate that it’s all family,” says Meyer. Meyer’s daughter, Rachael, agrees. “It makes you have a closer fam-

ily because you’re always working together. You can rely and count on each other, so that builds that relationship both on a personal level and with the business as well,” she says. At the bakery, pastries such as Danishes, breads, and other desserts are made daily to put in the glass showcases for walk-in customers. After that, “every day is completely

different. It really depends upon what is on order for the store,” says Rachael. On Saturdays, Das Meyer hosts an open house cake tasting for wedding cakes. The bakery’s main focus is wedding cakes and other special occasion cakes such as anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays. Making one cake takes, on average, around two hours from baking the cake itself to making the filling and decorating it--and that is just a simple cake. With more elaborate cakes, such as multitiered or 3D wedding cakes, the entire process can take several hours. Meyer got his start cleaning and other odd jobs in a bakery in his hometown of Crown Point, Indiana when he was a kid, meaning Meyer has been in the bakery industry for 58 years and counting. When he moved to Colorado in 1972, Meyer worked for a few local bakeries, many of which no longer exist, and eventually opened Das Meyer in 1982. The bakery moved to its current location off 64th in 1992. As the selfproclaimed longest family-owned bakery and business in the Denver metro area, Dennis Meyer emphasizes that his personal history is not important, but rather his value of family and the reputation that has earned the bakery. “That’s what makes the people come from all over the city, from different parts of Colorado. A reputation isn’t given. It’s earned.”

Zach Meyer carefully places the finishing touches on a cake to display at the storefront. CAITLIN DANBORN



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CLUBS Editor’s note: Send new listings or changes to Mondays Arvada Chorale: an auditioned community chorus, rehearses Monday evenings from September to June at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. The chorale performs three concerts a year plus many community events. For audition information, call 720-432-9341, or email Divorce Workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver. Covers legal, financial and social issues of divorce. Check-in from 5:15-5:30 p.m. Register online at Volunteer presenters include an attorney, mediator, therapist and wealth manager. Discussion items include co-parenting, child support, family coping, tax consequences, property division, hostile spouses and more. Contact 303-210-2607 or info@ Drop-In Discovery: 10 a.m. the first Thursday and the third Monday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Explore different themes using hands-on activities, books, puzzles, crafts and more. Info: or 720898-7405. Golden Chapter, Order of DeMolay: 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday in the town of Golden. For young men ages 12-21, DeMolay offers character building, leadership training, and life skill development. Contact demolaygolden@gmail. com or and visit Golden’s page under the Chapter tab by clicking on the Golden photo.

Golden Nar-Anon Family Group: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1320 Arapahoe St. Enter on the east side of the church and follow the signs to the upstairs meeting room. Contact 800-4776291 or go to Grief Support Group: 6-7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Have you lost someone you loved? Often walking through this time with others helps the journey. Call 303-425-9583. Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club: 7-9 a.m. Mondays at Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner, 10151 W. 26th Ave., Lakewood. Meeting fee is $5 (cash preferred). Order from diner menu (pay on your own). Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619. Republicans, especially students, youth and women, welcome to join. Job’s Daughters, Golden Chapter: meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in Golden. Join girls and young women ages 10-20 to learn leadership and organizational skills in meetings with support from friends. Rewards of membership include life skills, community work and significant scholarships for college. Contact 303-204-1572. Mesas de conversación en inglés/English Conversation Tables: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge; and 6-7 p.m. Mondays at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Suitable for high beginners, intermediate and advanced English learners. Go to or call 303-235-JCPL (5275). Open Mic Night: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at Living Water Unity Spiritual Community,

7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email Square Dancing: 7 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court. Want some fun exercise? Learn to square dance. Call 303-973-9529. Wheat Ridge Rotary Club: noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. Come as our guest and learn about our service projects for the community. Tuesdays Applewood Kiwanis Club: 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays at the Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. Goals are to serve children worldwide and in our community. We ring the bell for Salvation Army, deliver Christmas baskets to needy families and, assist the Jeffco Action Center with school supplies for children from low-income families. These are just three of our many projects. Contact Fred McGehan at 303947-1565. Arvada Fine Arts Guild: 2-4 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Indian Tree Golf Club, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, in the restaurant/clubhouse. Meetings are free and open to the public. Go to http:// Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club: 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays at The Arvada Center for The Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Learn about community service projects and what Rotary does in the world to help people. Denver Apple Pi: 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Applewood Community Church (downstairs), 12930 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. An Apple/Mac computer user group. Go to

Golden Optimist Club: 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Windy Saddle Café, 1110 Washington Ave., downtown Golden. The primary activity of the Golden Optimist Club is our bicycle recycle program. We fix donated bicycles and offer them for donations at reasonable prices, $20 for an adult bicycle and $10 for a child’s bicycle. Helmets given free with every bicycle sold, and locks also available for sale. For someone who cannot afford these prices, we will give away the bicycle, helmet and lock. Golden Rotary: 7:15-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Rolling Hills Country Club, 15707 W. 26 Ave., Golden. Visit or contact Pat Madison at 303-279-1021. Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of most months at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Greg Kann at 303-718-7307 with questions. Lake Arbor Optimist Club Bringing Out the Best in Kids: 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Breakfast served. Contact Terri Kearney, president, 303-506-6692; or Ralph Schell, treasurer, 303-886-5134. New members welcome. Northside Coin Club: 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 12205 Perry St., at the Friendship Hall in the Cimarron Village in Broomfield. A group of collectors promotes the hobby of numismatics. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.

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the median of U.S. 6 would be improved with a four-lane cross section consistent with a 55 mph speed limit. West of 19th Street, the median would be widened and improved consistent with a 45 mph speed limit. CO 93: Intersection improvements recommended are at 58th Avenue and 64th Parkway. Grade-separated turning movements are recommended with the southbound CO 93 left-turning traffic separated from the northbound CO 93 traffic. From CO 58 to Golden’s northern city limit, near the North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead, there would be four travel lanes with a 45 mph speed on CO 93. A four-lane section on CO 93 is also recommended through 64th Parkway. CO 93 would be realigned to the west from south of Iowa Street to north of Golden Gate Canyon Road. Short-term at-grade intersections and long-term grade separations will eliminate all

traffic signals. CO 93 Segment: CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County Highway infrastructure recommendations are presented with two alternatives for this section of the corridor. The first consists of four lanes between Golden and Boulder with signalized intersection improvements. The second includes four lanes from Golden to CO 72 and two lanes with extended passing lanes and signalized intersection improvements with an interchange at CO 72. Two alternatives are recommendations for the 82nd Avenue intersection — at-grade signalized intersection improvements and a signalized, channelized T intersection. At the CO 72 intersection, at-grade intersection improvements are recommended in the short term, and a grade-separated interchange with CO 72 crossing over CO 93 in the long term. The study also presents recommendations for the Westgate Road intersection, the CO 128 intersection and the CO 170 intersection.

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Ports of Call Singles Club, 55 Plus Social hours take place from 4-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 3 Margaritas in Lakewood (contact Carol at 303-3897707), and the fourth Tuesday of each month at Chads in Lakewood (contact Darlene at 303-233-4099). Denver meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at Baker St. Pub, 8101 E. Belleview, in the Tech Center (contact Harold at 303-693-3434). For information and a monthly newsletter, call JoAnn, membership chairperson, at 303-751-5195, or Mary, president, at 303-985-8937. Rocky Mountain Team Survivor, a health, education and fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Wednesdays Adult Roller Skating is offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at Roller City at 64th and Sheridan, Arvada. Cost is $5 plus $2 to rent skates. Contact Toni at 303-868-8273. American Legion Auxiliary presents Burger Nite, 5-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Post 178, 1655 Simms St., Lakewood. Members, their guests and active military invited for varied food and reasonable prices. Visit

Arvada Business Connection is a friendly group of Arvada Business owners who meet once each month on Wednesdays at various restaurants in the Arvada area. All are welcome - friends, kids and spouses, too. We collect a $5 donation, which is given to one of the attendees to donate as they wish. They share how they donated the money at the next meeting. For meeting and contact information, check the Arvada Business Connection Facebook page @ArvadaBusinessConnection or call 303-995-9919. Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis meets from 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., for a breakfast meeting. We invite you to join us for great fellowship, interesting programs, and the satisfaction of serving your community. This Kiwanis organization supports the Arvada Community Food Bank, the school backpack program, Santa House, Ralston House, and many other local organizations. For information or to visit a meeting, call Brad at 303-431-4697. Arvada Rotary meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Indian Tree Golf Club, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd. The club engages in a variety of community service projects, with emphasis on assistance to and support of Arvada’s youth. Visitors are always welcome. For additional information visit or call Matt Weller 303-480-5220 or 303-908-7165. Buffalo Toastmasters meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Denver West Office Park, 14142 Denver West Parkway, Building 51, Suite 195, Golden. Go to or http:// for more information. Buffalo Toastmasters, where public speaking and leadership excellence is encouraged in a safe environment. Craft Group Arvada: Women sharing ideas, time and tools for individual creative expression. Catch up on your paper or jewelry projects. Meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Living Water Center, 7401 W. 59 Ave. RSVP by calling Pam 303-916-7877 or email Dawn Yawn Toastmasters: 6:45-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Mimi’s Restaurant, 14265 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Do you communicate with confidence or are you worried about your next presentation or job interview? First three meetings free. Contact John Googins, VP of Education, 303-547-0084,; or Jean Kelly, president, 303-560-4827, Foothills Music Teachers Association meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month. FMTA is a local group of independent music teachers, affiliated with Colorado State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. Call Kathy at 303-988-9565. Golden Elks Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 16795 W. 50th Ave. Contact or 303-279-2740 for more information, or to learn how to join. Kinship Caregiver Support Group: 10 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of each month at Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada. Contact

Carrie Savage at 720-799-9254 or Kiwanis Club of Lakewood: noon Wednesdays at the Egg and I, 7830 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Weekly programs pique the interest of members and guests. Lakewood Kiwanians support projects including Lakewood High School, Lakewood Elementary playground, Catch-a-Calf, Alive at 25 Teen Driver Education, Jefferson County Business Education Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, Colfax Marathon, Kuddlez for Kids, Write Stuff School Supplies, Donations for Hurricane victims in Texas, plus many more. Volunteer as little or as much as you want. Contact Kathryn Williams at 812-599-3339 or go to http:// Kiwanis Club of Alameda West: 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at Garrison Street Grill, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Alameda West Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been of service to our community for more than 35 years. Join us at one of our meetings or for a service project. Contact Bob Zachman at 303-988-5678 or visit us at Alameda West Kiwanis on Facebook. Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments.





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Foothills center celebrates 50th with 168 hours of art ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22 BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

From aerialists to quilts, a new week-long event in Golden will feature a variety of art for all to enjoy. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22 at various in-and-outdoor venues. It is being put on by Foothills Art Center in partnership with other arts-oriented organizations and community partners. The public will be able to experience art in many different forms. Highlights include street art, sculpture walks, traditional paintings, vibrant murals. The culminating event will be a juried art festival

featuring 100 national artist booths on July 21 and 22 on the Colorado School of Mines campus adjacent to 15th Street and Foothills Art Center in Golden. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foothills Art Center,” said Hassan Najjar, the executive director of Foothills Art Center, in a press release, “and a new era for art in Golden.” Along with Foothills Art Center, ARTSWEEK GOLDEN will feature organizations such as Miner’s Alley Playhouse, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and Virtuosity Dance Centre — and not to mention Golden’s art galleries and merchants. “The arts scene in Golden has never been stronger or more varied,” Najjar said. “We are banding together for 168 hours of art in Golden to showcase just how strong the Golden art scene really is.”

ARTSWEEK SNEAK PEEK July 15-19 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Studio Paint Out in the Park at Lions Park, 1300 10th St., and downtown areas of Golden. July 16 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking Day — art demonstrations will take place in the parking spaces under the Welcome to Golden arch on Washington Avenue. July 17 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chalk on the Creek — three sidewalk chalk artists to create masterpieces on the sidewalks of 11th

Street. 7-8:30 a.m. “Wall of Hope: A Source of Strength” documentary premiere. July 18 3:30-6:30 p.m.: En Plein Air at GoFarm, 750 Warner Dr. July 19 6-8 p.m. Aerialists and Art in the Garden at the Foothills Art Center Courtyard. July 20 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public Art Tours with Golden’s Public Art Commission. 6-8:30 p.m. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL Artists Welcome Party for

members and invited guests. July 21-22 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL Other ARTSWEEK GOLDEN events include free days at the Foothills Art Center, free guided tours at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, open houses with the Public Art Commission and Virtuosity Dance Centre and programs at Miners Alley Playhouse. Visit www.artsweekgolden. org/ to find additional details on any of the events and participating artist profiles.

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Evergreen Players Presents “9 to 5 The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from July 13 to Aug. 5 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Call 303-6744934 or go to Pride and Prejudice: 7 p.m. July 19-21 at Red Rocks Community Theater, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Tickets and information at


Sound Effects that Rock: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Try making your own sound effects in the library laboratory. Karaoke Jammin’: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Perform hits and classics and sing your favorites. Free Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 (Stereo Collision) at McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada. In case of rain, concerts move to Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to www. Percussion Jam: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Learn a variety of rhythms and try instruments in this basic introduction to percussion with School of Rock. Parents and friends attend the last halfhour of the program for a concert. Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra featuring Steve Lippia: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Arvada Center Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Basie and Sinatra at the Sands. An homage to the songs of Frank Sinatra. Learn more at www.arvadacenter. org or 720-898-7200. Susie Knight Cowgirl Singer/ Poet: 7-8 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Maple Grove Grange, 3130 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge. Benefit for Darden Pomona Grange (Granges in Jefferson County). Intro to Line Dance: 2:15-3:15 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.

this week’s TOP FIVE “HMS Pinafore” or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets: https://lakewood.; 303-987-7845; or Learn more at Navajo Weavings Show, Sale: Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 at Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Sale hours: 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.

Mile High Community Band: Thursdays in August in the community room at Red Rocks Community College and after that at Denver North High School. For more information go to


“Lost in the Woods”: juried exhibit by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is on display through Sunday, July 22 at Valkarie Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood. Opening reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Learn more at Photography by Jeff Strahl: exhibit of Strahl’s Vallari series, which explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and photography. Exhibit runs through July. Art in Action Sale: 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at The Action Center, 8755 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. Free admission; sales benefit The Action Center. Learn more at events/2121423504743854/ Band Art: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Use your favorite musical genre or band to create an original work of band art. Instructors from the Lakewood Cultural Center

‘Lend Me a Tenor’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from July 13 to Aug. 19 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Contact 303-935-3044 or Transportation Town Hall: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Sen. Rachel Zenzinger and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp plan a special town hall meeting with officials and proponents of the “Let’s Go, Colorado” campaign. Learn more at www. tab=about Instrument Petting Zoo: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Swallow Hill Music provides a hands-on experience; try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos, and more.

help you turn that inspiration into a piece of art to take home. All supplies will be provided. Limit 15. Ann Lincoln’s Boogie Woogie Bunnies: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave.


Food Truck Fridays: 5-9 p.m. Fridays at Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar St., Arvada. Bands, drinks, automotive gallery and more. Donations accepted for a different organization at each event. Friday, July 13 (Food For Thought); Friday, July 27 (National Police 9 Association); Friday, Aug. 10 (Morgan Adams Foundation) and Fridays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 14 (Jefferson County Business Education Alliance). Donation amount is up to each guest. Learn more at or call 303-424-0208. Lunchbox Express/Free Summer Lunch for Kids: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 17 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Open to anyone ages 18 and younger. First come, first served.


Chirp Chirp-Impromptu Bird Walks: Sometimes you just feel like you need to get out and enjoy nature. If you like bird walks and want to join fellow birders on short-notice bird walks, sign up to the Chirp Chirp list Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. A notification will be sent by email or text no later than 24 hours prior to the bird walk. Go to Historic Brewing with Avery Brewing Company: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday,

July 13 at Golden History Museum and Park, 923 10th St., Golden. Led by Travis Rupp, lecturer at CU Boulder, and beer archaeologist and innovation & wood cellar manager at Avery Brewing Company, lecture is on the development of his Ales of Antiquity Series. The program will focus on his most recent research regarding early monastic brewing, ancient beer culture in the environs of the Dead Sea, and ancient Iberian brewing. He will also discuss his newest project, which brings the Ales of Antiquity Series home to Golden. Registration required. Learn more at event/travis-rupp-ales-of-antiquity-series/?instance_id=265. RTD Fare Proposal Meetings: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood; 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. German Fest: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Celebrate GermanAmerican heritage and culture. Life music, authentic food and beergarden. Go to The Automezzi Exotic Italian Car Show: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22 at Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Nearly 150 vehicles featuring marques such as Ferrari,

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Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Vespa will be on display. There will also be an Italian bicycle display, children’s activities, a gourmet Brunch Italiano. Visit Jeffco Rocks the Outdoors: Trailside Geology: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Enjoy a guided ranger tour of Jeffco’s trailside geology. Explore the past through rock formations, outcrops, fossils, traces and everyday geologic processes. Party Bridge: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to

Teddy Bear Tea with Grandma and Me: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Grandparents, bring the grandkids and their favorite teddy bear to enjoy a kid friendly tea. Afterwards partake in a fun craft together. For ages 3 and older. Register by July 20. Go to www. Coffee Talk: Lakeside History: 1-2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd. org. Author David Forsythe shares the history of Lakeside Amusement Park, which opened in 1908. Buffalo Bill Days: July 26-29. Event dates to the 1940s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. This is the largest community festival in Golden and includes Cody’s Wild West, the Best of the West theme parade, muttin’ bustin’, live music, an orphan car, a classic car show, a golf tournament, food, merchandise vendors and more. Learn more at https://www.buffalobilldays. com/ BINGO: 1 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.


A Taste of Mindfulness: 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 (Letting Go) at Damselfly YogaSpa, 12500 W. 58th Ave., Unit 102, Arvada. Classes in the mindful eating and yoga series include discussion and yoga. Learn more at www. SEE CALENDAR, P24

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Parkinson’s Care Partners: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to Free Meal Planning Class: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14 at Natural Grocers, 7745 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Go to https:// arvada-north-wadsworth/ Learn how to cook black bean and quinoa veggie patties from The Easy Peasy Veggie meal plan and see how the same ingredients work for vegan tacos. We’ll demonstrate how to schedule a week’s worth of lunches and dinners in 5 minutes and view the automated shopping list and high performance meal plans. Power of Probiotics: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Natural Grocers, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Go to Eating fermented, probiotic-rich foods will keep your gut, and you, healthy. Lutheran Medical Center Open House: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14 at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Check out the medical center’s new birth-center style room and celebrate its baby-friendly designation. Go to to register. Medicare 101: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to Grief Support Group: 6-7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to Led by Care at Home Hospice. Diabetes Prevention Program: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 (information session) at St. Anthony Hospital. The prevention program is a one-year course for adults ages 18 and older who have a BMI of 25 or greater and those who have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Class begins July 25. Prospective participants can take this free online risk test to learn more about their personal risk factors: For more information or to sign up, contact Lauren Bernstein, RDN, CDE, St. Anthony Hospital, at 720-321-8316. Parkinson’s Support Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to


Yogalates: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to Experience health benefits of pilates and yoga.


Family Stories: Illustrating Your Story: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Use watercolors to create a painting expressing your family story.

Nuts and Bolts Summer Writing Book Camp: 8 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at Lakewood High School. Participation limited to incoming ninth grade English honors students who will attend any high school in 2018. Contact for details and registration.


Learn about Leadership Golden: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Old Capitol Grill, 1122 Washington Ave., Golden. Join alums and board members for free appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP to Deborah Deal, Deborah@ Go to for application; deadline to apply is July 31. Meet a Birder, Become a Birder: 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn to identify common local birds by sight and sounds. Led by bird expert Joe LaFleur. Contact 720-898-7405 or https://campscui. to register. Ralston Creek Cohousing Slide Show: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Learn about the cohousing community in the Geos neighborhood of Arvada, which offers sustainable living, solar, geothermal and green building. Go to www.ralstoncreekcohousing. org. Drop In Tech Help: 1-3 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Free Legal Clinic: Get Help With Visitation Plans: 1-2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, 3500 Illinois St., Suite 1300, Golden. Volunteer attorneys meet via computer link to answer questions, help fill out forms and provide assistance in establishing a visitation plan. Call 303-271-4329. Dates in 2018 are July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Peck Elementary School, 6495 Carr St., Arvada. The school’s PTA will provide popsicles and a chance for incoming kindergarten families to meet with each other. Peck T-shirts will be for sale. Go to Public Transportation Training: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 and noon Monday July 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to Learn to safely and confidently use RTD. Coffee Talk: Lakeside History: 1-2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Lakeside opened in 1908; join author David Forsythe to hear about the history of the amusement park. Register by July 24. Go to http:// aspx?ActivityID=4131 Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to

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Players can participate in a variety of beach volleyball games at The Island in Denver.


Game’s reach goes beyond beach Those wanting to play volleyball in the sand find opportunities in metro area BY JIM BENTON JBENTON@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in the sand in landlocked Colorado after finding The Island, a beach volleyball facility in southeast Denver. “There’s no beaches here,” said Leuenberger. “I’m from Hermosa Beach where beach volleyball is major league. I used to play at the beach all the time. “When I moved here 3 1/2 years ago, I gave up the sport and then I found this place. It’s is a little bit different than at the beach but it makes me feel good that I’m back into it.” Beach volleyball is booming around the Denver area, with sand courts at bars, clubs and parks. The Island, 2233 S.Geneva St., has six indoor sand courts, two outside and plans are to add six more outdoor courts. Tom Davenport is the owner and he also owns The Oasis at 2400 W. Midway Blvd. in Broomfield. The Oasis has seven indoor and three outdoor beach volleyball courts. There are leagues at both locations with six-on-six competition, four-

on-four and the popular two-on-two doubles that is seen on television and at the Olympics. There is no ocean, sea or bay around the sand courts in Colorado and players don’t have to worry about elements like the wind off the shore. “What is different than an actual beach is the sand is fluffier and deeper,” said Leuenberger. “The sand is more shallow here and that’s the only difference.” Sand in Colorado is sometimes called “jumpers sand” because the sand on the genuine beaches is deeper, which makes in harder to jump. The popularity of beach volleyball is at least partially because of the inclusivity of the sport. “I found is it is a game that lends itself to coed participation,” said Davenport. “You can play with men and women on a court. It’s a relatively level playing field.” And all players are involved. “It has a high degree of immediate gratification,” Davenport said. “Every time the ball comes over the net, especially in doubles beach volleyball, you get to touch it, you get to pass it, set it or hit it. Every point, every play, you are involved. “In golf, you get to hit the ball 100 times around the golf course and you can be either a hero or goat. Volleyball has that same addiction component because of the gratification.” There are some unwritten rules involved the culture at The Island. For instance, a guy never blocks a lady. “There is a volleyball etiquette you have to know here because some people don’t follow it and they don’t last long,” said Adam Wiedel, of

Castle Rock. “People start getting on their cases.” Wiedel lists several reasons people keep playing beach volleyball. “Some people like the competitiveness and some like the sport, some people like the accomplishment, some like to have the beer and some like to have good friends,” he said. “It is whatever drives them to have fun that keeps them coming back.” Gina Engbarth of Centennial plays 20 hours a week. “It is not surprising anymore to play beach volleyball in Colorado,” she said. “Tom (Davenport) has done so much for beach volleyball in Denver. “You can play year round. I don’t know how much more it can grow because there are so many people involved in the sport but, yeah, I think it will continue to grow here in Colorado and across the U.S.” Kris Bredehoft of Englewood is a player and coach. “The sport is definitely big here,” she said. “Girls are solely going for beach scholarships now, where they used to go for hard court. There are a lot of the same principles but it is a hard transition from hard court to beach. “In hard court, players specialize in a position. In beach, you play every position. It makes you more versatile.” Women’s beach volleyball is recognized as an emerging sport by the NCAA with 93 schools, including 54 in Division I, having varsity teams. Colorado Mesa, a Division II school in Grand Junction, is the only college in Colorado to have a team but several other schools are considering adding the sport.

here will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing the above play on words, but the 53-year-old is a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer who will enter her 26th U.S. Golf Association tournaOVERTIME ment. “They (USGA tournaments) were all a big thrill,” said Moore. “It’s always my goal to qualify for them. My goal someday is to do well in Jim Benton one of them. The furthest I’ve gone is the quarterfinals in a Mid-Amateur. Right now this tournament would be the one that sticks out the most. This is against pros and really, really good players. It will be fun. I’m just going to go out and have fun and try to play my best.” The tournament will be at the Chicago Golf Club, one of the five founding clubs of the USGA and the oldest course in the U.S. in continuous use at the same location. The course will be 6,082 yards and play to par 73. Moore, who attended Wheat Ridge High School, shot a 74 on June 12 at Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora to qualify for the inaugural Senior Women’s Open. She won a Colorado-record four consecutive CGA Women’s Stroke Play titles and five overall. Moore was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 when she was only 36 years old. Moore was one of four golfers to qualify from the June 12 tournament. Valley Country Club teaching professional Sherry Andonian-Smith and part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy also qualified along with Patricia Beliard from Katy, Texas. “I’m very excited they are having the first U.S. Senior Women’s Open,” she said. “A lot of people say it is long overdue and as an amateur for me it is a bonus. “Once I heard they were having it, I set my sights on qualifying for it. There is something very special about a USGA event. As an amateur it allows you to play at a high level. And you get to play with great players from other states and across the country.”

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MILESTONES Arvada Julie Friedrichs, of Arvada, graduated in May from Concordia University, Nebraska. Tabbi Kinion, of Arvada, graduated in December with a master’s degree in biology from Miami University. Tyler Lewis, of Arvada, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Chadron State College. Lauren Yaffe, of Arvada, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Belmont University. Golden Addison Coen, of Golden, received the American Chemical Society certificate in chemistry from Wheaton college. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society to certify degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The certified degree requires additional coursework beyond the basic major. Megan Feiner, of Golden, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar

Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication sciences and disorders from Fort Hays State University for the 2018-19 academic year. Feiner is a 2018 graduate of Golden High School. She is the daughter of Helen Feiner, of Golden, and plans to major in communication sciences and disorders. Morgan A. Graybeal, of Golden, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Lisa J. Harrison, of Golden, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Jessica N. King, of Golden, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ottawa University. Mackenzie Novak, of Golden, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of the Cumberlands. Novak also was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list.

Lakewood Caitlin G. Barnes, of Lakewood, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Three Lakewood youth athletes qualified for the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in sabre fencing. Jackson Houtz, Mitchell Houtz, and Isabella D’Orazio were scheduled to compete from June 28 to July 7. The USA Fencing National Championships features individual competition in categories from Youth 10 to Veteran 70+ with athletes ranging from ages 8 to 94. The July Challenge includes Division I, Junior and Cadet individual events as well as a senior team competition. Both tournaments include events in all three weapons: epee, foil and saber. To qualify for the USA Fencing National Championship, these fencers competed successfully in several local, regional and national fencing competitions to earn points

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A career spent being at the forefront of mental health issues Harriet Hall retires from Jefferson Center for Mental Health after 37 years of service BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

When Harriet Hall says something needs attention, people listen. “She is bright, compassionate, inventive, practical and focused on what is right,” said Bob Dyer, the Chief Executive Officer at Foothills Behavioral Health Partners. “She is an inventive do-er. A community leader in the best manner.” Hall, 70, will be retiring as the CEO and president of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health on July 18 but will take on a part-time role with the center — she will continue to do some consulting work based on need and will stay involved with partnership efforts with other nearby mental health centers. “I’m still incredibly invested,” Hall said. “If I had the energy to keep doing it, I would. But it’s time for me to slow down.” Hall’s career with the Jefferson Center began in 1981 as the associate director. She became CEO and president in 1984. Kiara Kuenzler, the organization’s chief operating officer, will be taking over Hall’s position. “There’s a lot more to be accom-

plished,” Hall said. “It’s a time of change for behavioral health and the healthcare system, overall.” While Hall said she will miss being a big part of those changes, she added that Kuenzler is the right person for the job, describing her as “very sharp, organized, energetic, strategic and forward-thinking.” In its 60th year, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health is a not-for-profit organization that has become the community’s go-to resource to support individuals and families struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders. It offers a variety of programs and comprehensive services for people of all ages, serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties. Hall “is a true visionary with an unwavering commitment to improve lives and the health of our community,” said Jeanne Oliver, the Jefferson Center’s vice president of marketing and development who has worked with Hall for nearly 30 years. “It is her passion and fierce determination that inspires all to strive for creative, fresh approaches to complex issues.” State Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, DArvada and Westminster, agrees. The two have known each other since 1988 when Kraft-Tharp worked with adolescents at Family Tree. “She has always been on the cutting edge of mental health issues,” KraftTharp said. “Her focus has always been making sure we have a mental health system that meets the needs SEE CAREER, P31




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of the community. She is absolutely dedicated to that.” Throughout her career, Hall has worked to reduce the stigma of mental illness, created community partnerships, implemented innovative programs and made sure mental health resources were available to all who needed them — even when faced with state budget cuts and the recession. Hall “didn’t just change a system,” said Lynn Johnson, the executive director for Jefferson County Human Services. “She changed a culture one step at a time. She knows it’s bigger center and a teen program called Stuthan her and she worked as part of a dents Helping Others Unite Together team.” Socially (SHOUTS). She has the ability to see the big “It wasn’t just the students at picture, Johnson said, while “zoomColumbine” who needed resources to ing in to look into the faces of those help overcome the tragedy, Hall said. she serves. She never forgets who she “It was everyone from their siblings serves.” Many people point to Hall’s response at the elementary schools to the aunts and uncles living in another county.” to the Columbine High School shootHall was born in southern Caliing in 1999 as one of her many career fornia and because her father was a highlights. She was instrumental in minister, the family moved around implementing Columbine ConnecPublicaNotice quite bit. She graduated high school tions, a system that provided mental in Pennsylvania health counseling, an assistance ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS and even back then Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 17-SR-05, Ralston Trunk Sewer Regrade will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 24, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, General Terms and Conditions, Special Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements, Project Special Provisions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, Performance and Payment Bond, Submittal Checklist and References, Sample documents, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: • City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 • No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after July 5, 2018. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: • 350 LF Furnish & Install 36” PVC Sanitary Sewer • 920 LF Furnish & Install 36” RCP Storm Sewer • 5 EA Furnish & Install 5’ Dia. Manhole • 1 EA Remove & Replace Water Meter Vault (1.5” Service) Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, and other appurtenances. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Kris Gardner, P.E. and can be reached at the following e-mail address: CITY OF ARVADA Matt Knight, P.E., CFM City Engineer 8101 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80002

across the U.S. and England. Her post-retirement plans include a trip to Alaska and a master gardener class. Hall also plans on getting more involved in her local Arvada community, she said. State Senator. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, notes that Hall has “always been an engaged citizen” in addition to a “fierce advocate at the capitol for mental health issues.” For the past few years, Zenzinger said, the state legislature has been addressing the issue of funding for mental health. Hall “has been at the forefront of getting it recognized as a healthcare need, central to healthcare overall,” Zenzinger said. “She has a real passion.” The bottom line is serving the knew she wanted to work children people in the community, Hall said. and family systems, she said. “We value people.” “Understanding the problems and And as far as her career in mental finding solutions was always appealhealth is concerned, Colorado is a ing to me,” Hall said. great state to work, she said. It’s big She earned a bachelor of arts from enough to be able to make creative The College of Wooster in Ohio, and change, but small enough to make a both her masters and Ph.D. from the state-wide impact, Hall said. Public Notice University of Wisconsin-Madison. “I’ve really enjoyed seeing the NOTICE OF HEARING Hall moved to Colorado in 1973 impact of the services and programs UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW and has lived in Arvada 1988. OFF since PREMISE CONSUMPTIONthat we’ve built in the community. It’s 3.2% FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE Between she andLICENSE her husband Geoff changing people’s lives and making OF SUNCOR ENERGY SALES INC. SHELL Bruce of 24 years, the twoD/B/A have five#339 their lives better,” Hall said. “And that 5350 WADSWORTH BYPASS children and 13 grandchildren feels Notice is hereby givenspread that an application hasgood.”

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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., July 24, 2018 to T&M Construction, LLC for work related to Project No. 16-ST-07 – Carr Street Sidewalk Improvements and performed under that contract dated July 10, 2017 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said T&M Construction, LLC and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated June 27, 2018 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 402774 First Publication: July 5, 2018 Last Publication: July 12, 2018 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 17-SR-05, Ralston Trunk Sewer Regrade will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 24, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, General Terms and Conditions, Special Terms and Conditions, Insurance Requirements, Project Special Provisions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, Performance and Payment Bond, Submittal Checklist and References, Sample documents, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: • City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 • No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after July 5, 2018. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: • 350 LF Furnish & Install 36” PVC Sanitary

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Legal Notice No.: 402772 First Publication: July 5, 2018 Last Publication: July 19, 2018 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LICENSE OF SANTERAMO’S PIZZA LLC D/B/A SANTERAMO’S PIZZA 8410 WADSWORTH BLVD, UNITS D & E Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a new Hotel and Restaurant License of Santeramo’s Pizza LLC d/b/a Santeramo’s Pizza, located at 8410 Wadsworth Blvd, Units D & E, Arvada, Colorado, 80003, whose managing member is Ebrahim Mohammadi, of 8410 Wadsworth Blvd, Units D & E, Arvada, Colorado, 80003. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous

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Harriet Hall will be retiring from her position as CEO and president of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health on July 18. However, she is “incredibly invested” in serving the community and will stay involved with the center in a part time role as needed, she said. CHRISTY STEADMAN


NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LICENSE OF SANTERAMO’S PIZZA LLC D/B/A SANTERAMO’S PIZZA 8410 WADSWORTH BLVD, UNITS D & E Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a new Hotel and Restaurant License of Santeramo’s Pizza LLC d/b/a Santeramo’s Pizza, located at 8410 Wadsworth Blvd, Units D & E, Arvada, Colorado, 80003, whose managing member is Ebrahim Mohammadi, of 8410 Wadsworth Blvd, Units D & E, Arvada, Colorado, 80003. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 8410 Wadsworth Blvd, Units D & E, Arvada, Colorado, 80003. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The application was submitted on May 29, 2018. For further information call Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7544. Dated this 12th day of July, 2018. /s/ Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Legal Notice No.: 402804 First Publication: July 12, 2018 Last Publication: July 12, 2018 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW OFF PREMISE CONSUMPTION 3.2% FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE OF SUNCOR ENERGY SALES INC. D/B/A SHELL #339 5350 WADSWORTH BYPASS Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for the Retail 3.2% Beer Off-Premises License of Suncor Energy Sales Inc. d/b/a Shell #339, located at 5350 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, Colorado, whose sole shareholder is Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc.; whose President is Steven Ewing, 717 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2900, Denver, CO 80202. The license would allow sales of 3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage in sealed containers not for consumption on the premises at 5350 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The application was submitted on May 18, 2018. For further information call Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7544. Dated this 12th day of July, 2018. /s/ Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO Legal Notice No.: 402805

been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for the Retail 3.2% Beer Off-Premises License of Suncor Energy Sales Inc. d/b/a Shell #339, located at 5350 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, Colorado, whose sole shareholder is Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc.; whose President is Steven Ewing, 717 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2900, Denver, CO 80202. The license would allow sales of 3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage in sealed containers not for consumption on the premises at 5350 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, Colorado. To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100 Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at Public Notice a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston NOTICE OF HEARING Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018. UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW The application was submitted on May 18, 2018. OFF PREMISE CONSUMPTION For further information call Teri Colvin, Deputy 3.2% FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE City Clerk, at 720-898-7544. LICENSE OF SUPRIYA CORPORATION Dated this 12th day of July, 2018. D/B/A ALL IN ONE STORE /s/ Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk 6725 WADSWORTH BLVD. CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Legal Notice No.: 402805 Liquor Licensing Authority for the Retail 3.2% First Publication: July 12, 2018 Beer Off-Premises License of Supriya CorporaLast Publication: July 12, 2018 tion d/b/a All In One Store, located at 6725 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colorado, whose and the Arvada Press President is Anil Gautam, 6725 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO. Public Notice The license would allow sales of 3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage in sealed containers NOTICE OF HEARING not for consumption on the premises at 6725 UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, Colorado. OFF PREMISE CONSUMPTION Said application will be heard and considered by 3.2% FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at LICENSE OF DILLON COMPANIES LLC a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal D/B/A KING SOOPERS #137 Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston 14967 CANDELAS PARKWAY Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Notice is hereby given that an application has The application was submitted on June 1, 2018. been presented to the City of Dillon CompanFor further information call Teri Colvin, Deputy ies LLC d/b/a King Soopers #137, located at City Clerk, at 720-898-7544. 14967 Candelas Parkway, Arvada, Colorado, Dated this 12th day of July, 2018. whose directors and officers are: Colleen Juer/s/ Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk gensen, President; Dennis R. Gibson, Vice CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO President; Christine S. Wheatley, Director, V.P., Secretary & Principal for The Kroger Co.; and Legal Notice No.: 402807 Carin L. Fike, V.P. and Treasurer; all of 1014 First Publication: July 12, 2018 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Last Publication: July 12, 2018 The license would allow sales of 3.2% FermenPublisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript ted Malt Beverage in sealed containers not for and the Arvada Press consumption on the premises at 14967 Candelas Parkway, Arvada, Colorado. Public Notice Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal The following variances from the Land DevelopComplex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston ment Code (LDC) have been requested: Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018. VAR2018-0012, Melanie Rios, 5630 Cody The application was submitted on June 1, 2018. Street, to construct a carport on the north, side For further information call Teri Colvin, Deputy lot line when Section 6.2.3 requires a 5 foot setCity Clerk, at 720-898-7544. back. Dated this 12th day of July, 2018. Hearing thereon will be held before the Board of /s/ Teri Colvin, Deputy City Clerk Adjustment on August 14, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, when and where you may speak at the hearing. AddiLegal Notice No.: 402806 tional information can be obtained from the First Publication: July 12, 2018 Community Development Department or written Last Publication: July 12, 2018 comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript days prior to the hearing. and the Arvada Press CITY OF ARVADA BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT /s/ Russ Rizzo, Secretary Public Notice

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NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW OFF PREMISE CONSUMPTION 3.2% FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE OF SUPRIYA CORPORATION D/B/A ALL IN ONE STORE 6725 WADSWORTH BLVD. Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for the Retail 3.2%

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