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October 10, 2019O Lori Williams of Westminster and Drew Folger of the Colorado State Patrol chat on Oct. 2. The two met at Coffee with a Cop Day in Wheat Ridge. The event is designed to open communication between law enforcement and the community.



Coffee with a Cop Day in Wheat Ridge

The event aims to open communication between law enforcement and the public BY JOSEPH RIOS JRIOS@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Police officers started off their Wednesday morning just like how they would any other morning — with a steaming hot cup of coffee — only this time they did it with the people they serve. At least 10 officers from the

Colorado State Patrol and the Wheat Ridge Police Department were standing at the front of a Starbucks at 3210 Youngfield St. on the morning of Oct. 2. The officers, standing in front of a table with coffee, pastries and giveaways, were there for Coffee with a Cop Day. Coffee with a Cop Day aims to open communication between law enforcement and the people they serve to improve relations. “It’s just chatting with a cop and getting good relations in. We’ve had people thank us for our work, and it’s just been great talking to them,” SEE COP, P3

Cruz Lopez, left, and Drake Middle School teacher Adam Donohue stand on the completed Frisbee golf course. Lopez recruited volunteers to build the course at Drake over the weekend of Oct. 5 as part of his Eagle Scout project. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELLE LOPEZ


Arvada West student builds Frisbee golf course at Drake Middle Giving back to Drake I’m 16 years old and I’m a junior at Arvada West. I joined the Cub Scouts in second grade. Right now, I’m a Life Scout, and to get the rank of Eagle Scout, you have to do a project to help your community. I thought I should do a Frisbee golf course at Drake Middle School because the counselors there said they could use that for some of their counseling sessions. I went to Drake, and my sister went there last year, and she said they got rid of some playground equipment. I’ve always liked Frisbee golf, and it’s just kind of a relaxing sport. It’s not just for the kids at the school — people can just come out and play if they want to.


Months of project planning It’s probably been eight or nine months from planning to making the project happen. I had to go to a bunch of places for the materials and get donations, I made a GoFundMe and I sent letters out to companies from the Arvada area. I got probably 20 to 30 volunteers to make the thing happen. I’ve recruited from National Honor Society, I’ve recruited people from my troop and I’ve recruited other close family and friends. A reason to volunteer It’s important for kids to get outside and be active, and with this, they can enjoy playing sports and hanging out with friends. As a Cub Scout, I just wanted to do the fun activities, but now it’s about helping my community in any way I can. What you do can be small things — you can make a difference by helping someone across the street. Anyone can help other people. If you have a nominee for My Name Is... contact Casey Van Divier at

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said Brian Cook, a Wheat Ridge Police officer. The event was a surprise to some people like Lakewood resident Barbara Marquess who ended up spending a lot of time talking to an officer from the Colorado State Patrol. “It’s a great way for the community to interact with the officers and to have an opportunity to thank the officers for everything they do for us,” said Marquess. Other people like Lori Williams, a Westminster resident and former Wheat Ridge resident, had planned on going to the event. She decided to attend to participate in a community event.

“This raises awareness that every position is important in the community and the area that we’re involved in,” said Williams. Coffee with a Cop was originally started in California as a way for police officers to interact more successfully with citizens. Police departments from all over the country participated in the event, including many in the Denver metro area. “It’s nice to help people think about law enforcement in a different way. Instead of people hesitating with law enforcement, they can feel better and safe that we’re trying to help the community,” said Drew Folger, an officer with the Colorado State Patrol. “A lot of people are nervous being in the same room with officers, but the reactions from people were better than expected.”

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Cars Have Titles Which Are Transferred Upon Sale. Homes Do Not. So What’s a ‘Deed’?

One of my sellers whose closing is fast approaching called me in a panic last week because she couldn’t find the deed to her house, which she thought she’d need to bring to closing. I explained to her that a deed is not the same thing as a title, and that all she needs to bring to closing is her driver’s license or similar ID to prove who she is. In fact, there is no “title” to her house. A “deed” is a legal document which transfers property. It is not proof of ownership. When a deed is recorded by the county clerk, it results in the county changing its records to reflect the new owner’s name(s), and the deed, once recorded — formerly microfilmed, now scanned into the clerk & recorder’s database — is then mailed back to the new owner. At that point, it doesn’t matter if you lose or misplace your deed, because the county has the proof of your ownership. This is different from how motor ve-

hicles are transferred, where you have a title to your car and must sign it over to the new owner when you sell your car. If you lose your title, there’s a procedure for replacing it, but you need that physical title to sell your car. Not so with real estate. That seller is not alone in not understanding what a “deed” is. And there are different kinds of deeds. The deed which is used most often is a “warranty deed,” meaning that the seller warrants that they are the owner of the property and hereby transfer it to the buyer. There are “general” and “special” warranty deeds. I won’t go into the difference here, since the purpose of title insurance is to provide the buyer with a guarantee, regardless of the type of deed, that they are receiving the property free and clear of any claims of ownership or indebtedness by anyone other than the seller. When a property being sold is in the estate of a deceased seller, it is being

Price Reduced on Rare Ranch Home in Littleton’s Trailmark

You’ll love this ranch-style home at 9379 S. Jellison Way. Not only has the price just been lowered by over $21,000 to $598,900, but Golden Real Estate is offering totally free moving (metro area) to help move this listing. Call 303-525-1851 for details! View a narrated video tour at, or come to our open house this coming Saturday, Oct. 12th, from 11 am to 1 pm. At this price, this home won’t last long!

Lakewood Townhome Just Listed by Andrew Lesko Just 2 blocks from Lakewood’s Bear Creek Greenbelt $187,000 and just minutes to Kipling and Highway 285, this bargain priced townhome at 3129 S. Estes Street is located in the San Francisco West townhome community offering a great opportunity for the buyer looking for a property that needs updating and reaping the upside value potential. This 2-bedroom, 1-bath townhome is quite livable in its present condition. Seller is selling it “as is.” This could be perfect for a first-time buyer or for an investor looking for an easy, low-maintenance rental property. A similar 2-bed/1bath unit in the same community is listed at $260K. Visit for more info and pictures. Bring your creative mind to the open house Saturday, October 12th, noon to 2 pm or call Andrew at 720-710-1000 for a private showing.

sold by the “personal representative” of the estate (called an “executor” in other states), so the property is transferred by a “personal representative’s deed.” If the property is purchased at a foreclosure auction conducted by the Public Trustee (who enforces the “deed of trust” securing the mortgage for the lender), then the transfer is made via a “trustee’s deed.” Whichever kind of deed is used, the fact remains that the deed only exists as

testimony to the sale, and it does not need to be presented ever again. I am not a lawyer, and I am providing this information as I have been taught and as I understand it from real estate classes and from my experience as a real estate licensee. You’ll want to engage a lawyer if you require further explanation, and I, like any real estate licensee, can refer you to one or more real estate lawyers.

Here’s My Advice on Buying Solar Panels and Electric Cars In the wake of last Saturday’s “green homes” tour and electric vehicle showcase, I’d like to share the advice I give to people who ask me regarding both solar power and electric cars. As much as I wish it weren’t so, you will not recoup what you spend on solar power, insulation and other green home improvements for your home when you sell it. As with any improvement, you will receive a percentage of what you spend, but it will not be anywhere near 100%. Only make those investments because you’ll be able to enjoy the comfort and savings for at least a few years,

and because it’s the “right thing to do.” Regarding electric cars, I recommend buying a used EV. The used car industry has yet to properly value used EVs. Most electric cars are devalued similarly to how gas cars are devalued, which makes no sense. Consider a 4-year-old gas car with 100,000 miles on it. You can probably get it for half price, which makes sense because so many components could fail soon, such as transmission, timing belt, fuel pump, etc. But none of these exist on an EV. There are under 50 moving parts in a Tesla. The same age EV is simply as good as new.

Sub-dividable Property Just Listed by Kristi Brunel This sub-dividable lot, just under an acre, is located in a parklike setting at the base of North Table Mountain. The address is 16826 W. 57th Ave., Golden. It was just listed at $699,000. The property includes a spacious 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home, an oversized 3 car garage, a horse stable with storage and pasture. Experience wildlife and the feel of country living just a few miles from downtown Golden, close to trails, shopping and great schools! The possibilities are many for a buyer with this property. Call listing agent Kristi Brunel, 303-525-2520, to set a private showing, and find more information and more pictures at Kristi will be holding a Happy Hour Open House Thurs., Oct. 10, 3 to 5 PM.

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The line of students and family members stretches down Carr Drive. The tradition attracts about 150 participants every year, but this year’s event appeared to attract an even bigger crowd than usual, principal Matt Hilbert said. PHOTOS BY CASEY VAN DIVIER

Students, pets and parents join Wednesday walk to Warder Local elementary school participates in National Walk to School Day BY CASEY VAN DIVIER CVANDIVIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


or more than 100 Warder Elementary students, the morning of Oct. 2 marked a change in routine as they got out of bed, skipped the usual homemade breakfast and headed out to Robby Ferrufino Park, where classmates were gathered for National Walk to School Day. Schools across the country participate in the annual event, which encourages school communities to walk to school together on the first Wednesday of October. For the second year in a row, the sky was overcast and light rain was falling when the students got to the park at 7:15 a.m. But that didn’t stop families from showing up, with the event attracting an even bigger crowd than expected, said principal Matt Hilbert. “We have around 150 usually, but I’d project we had a lot more than that this year,” he said. “Warder just has this community unlike any other school. This is one way for us to continue to build our community, and we’re also promoting a healthy lifestyle.” The event was organized by the PTA and other parents, with partners in the community donating food for the student breakfast after the event. As per tradition, employees from

Side-by-side, Warder students walk to school in the rainy morning weather.

Quite a few parents, younger siblings and pets joined in on the walk to Warder Elementary on National Walk to School Day.

the Arvada Police Department and Arvada Fire Protection District also joined in, interacting with students and working to keep them safe as they crossed each street. For the students, there was a long list of memorable moments and favorite parts of Walk to School Day: seeing friends, the special breakfast, watching the leaves change color and, for kindergarteners Kaylee and Carson Sewald, taking pictures during the walk. Having experienced Walk to School Day for the first time this year, the Sewalds said they hope to be a part of the tradition for years to come. “My favorite part (of the day) was walking to school and taking pictures because it’s so fun,” Carson said. “I love my school.” Dad Clay Sewald agreed. “It’s a chance for everybody to get to know each other and be social,” he said. “It develops a strength within the community here at the school.”

Clay Sewald and his children, Warder kindergarteners Carson and Kaylee, participated in their first Walk to School Day this year. “My favorite part (of the day) was walking to school and taking pictures because it’s so fun,” Carson said.

After walking to school, students and their families enjoy breakfast in the school gym as they wait for class to begin.

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Meet Joan Chávez-Lee, Meet Susan Miller, candidate for school board candidate for school board BY CASEY VAN DIVIER CVANDIVIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Before Joan Chávez-Lee was a Jeffco principal, she was a Jeffco parent. She was raising her kindergartenaged daughter on her own when, inspired by how impactful her daughter’s teacher was, Chávez-Lee set out to become a teacher herself. Just over a decade later, she became a principal, leading several schools over the years including Russell Elementary, Molholm Elementary and Wheat Ridge Middle School. In each, she sought to make a difference, she said, often by working to bolChavez Lee ster the schools’ on-site programs for low-income and immigrant families: food banks, laundromats, health clinics and duallanguage programs, to name a few. Having since retired, Chávez-Lee is now running for the Director District 4 position on Jefferson County’s Board of Education. In addition to her educator and administrative roles, Chávez-Lee has served on multiple PTAs and district committees. The Lakewood resident first decided to run for the board after being encouraged to do so by current board members, she said. If elected, she would advocate for an increase to teacher salaries. She added that she would like to explore how Jeffco can work to earn public trust and funding to allow for greater salary increases. When the district asks the public for financial support, she said, Jeffco needs to ensure “people understand the money’s being used for teacher salaries.” Chávez-Lee would also focus on promoting student achievement, particularly as measured by standardized test scores.

Her approach to do so includes sticking close to the district strategic plan, Jeffco Generations. The plan calls on all Jeffco educators to emphasize six other skills, such as civic engagement and creativity, as much as the teachers emphasize content mastery. Having met with many immigrant families while working as an administrator, Chávez-Lee believes education’s “job is to teach kids how to be a good citizen,” she said - which to her, aligns with the Jeffco Generations plan. However, she also believes the district needs to “try to figure out how to interweave those (content mastery) skills and the authentic learning,” she said. “It can be done.” She suggested further analysis of testing data to ensure the plan is working effectively. She would push for an analysis of test scores and teaching practices not only at the school level, but also at the classroom level, so district leaders could work with specific educators on implementing Jeffco Generations effectively. Chávez-Lee also emphasized thoughtfulness when distributing funds to individual schools. She believes the schools most in need of funding are the “middle-of-the-road schools” — schools that may only have some low-income families, and therefore do not receive as much Title I funding as others but, at the same time, do not have an active parent-base to help raise funds. Those schools are “where you would see the most impact” if funding was increased, she said; she would like the district to take a closer look at how it could support those schools financially. “You have to evaluate the situation at different scales,” she said. “We owe all students the best education we can come by.”

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Lakewood resident Susan Miller has two distinct backgrounds: a longtime finance professional, she has worked as an investment banker and company vice president; and a mother of four former Jeffco students, she has been involved in district committees, PTAs and the Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children, of which she was president for six years. As Miller spent time in finance and education, she realized that principles from both can overlap — and, she said, they should. In Jeffco especially, it’s time for school board members to Miller pursue better financial practices, she said. “We have struggled to put measures in place and reassess,” she said. “The board needs to hold to task the superintendent and district staff.” Hoping to bring this perspective to the district, Miller is running for the Director District 4 position on the Board of Education. Miller works as associate director at Cooperative Strategies, a consulting firm for education agencies. Having spent years as an advocate for Jeffco students and as a Jeffco parent, she has become increasingly concerned by the district’s “stagnant” growth rate on standardized tests, she said. “We have to realize we’re not feeding our kids to be competitive in the 21st century,” she said. “We have to make sure our children are well-prepared.” If elected to the board, Miller said she would prioritize boosting student achievement. Particularly, she would like to look into boosting third-grade reading scores, feeling too few Jeffco third graders are reading at grade level.

To do so, the district should reassess how effective its current achievementboosting initiatives are, she said. She gave the 1:1 device program as an example — recently established, the district program will provide every student with a school-issued laptop or tablet. The district needs to better outline what it wants the program to accomplish, she said. For example, the district could set a goal, such as a 10% increase in the number of 1:1 users reading at grade level after their first year in the program. If the benchmark is not met, the district could then reconsider whether to continue funding the program. “That’s a huge investment we’ve committed to, and we don’t have any measures of success,” she said. The same applies to professional development programming, she said, advocating for more data collection on how current professional development has boosted student performance. Miller would also push to raise teacher starting salaries. This would likely require Jeffco to cut funding for under-performing programs and redirect it to teacher compensation, as well as “balance our (hiring) needs to the (downward) trajectory of enrollment,” she said. As for student programming, she would like to see career pipeline programs available in every school. The programs allow students to earn credit while gaining real-world experience in industries like construction or hospitality. Miller, who said her son benefitted greatly from such a program, suggested Jeffco work with other districts to create a state or regional program for students. “We need to recognize that all children can learn,” she said, “and we need to have high expectations for all children.”

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NOTICE OF ELECTION CITY OF ARVADA City of Arvada 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002 Type of Election: Municipal Election Election Date: November 5, 2019 Voting Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Notice is hereby given that the City of Arvada will conduct a Municipal Election as part of a countywide coordinated election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The election will be a mail ballot election for all Arvada residents. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 5, 2019. All registered voters in the City of Arvada will be voting on the following City Council candidates: • Mayor • Councilmember-at-Large • District 2 Councilmember (Registered voters in District 2) • District 4 Councilmember (Registered voters in District 4) For information regarding the City of Arvada’s election, contact the City Clerk’s office at 720-898-7546. The ballot will appear substantially as follows:


GENERAL INFORMATION If you are a registered voter in Jefferson County or Adams County, a ballot will automatically be mailed to you at the address where you are registered to vote. Ballots will be mailed by the County Clerks sometime between the dates of October 11 – October 18. If you have questions regarding the status of your voter registration, go to You can also call Jefferson County Elections Office at 303-271-8111 or the Adams County Elections Office at 720-523-6500. General election information is also available on Jefferson County’s website at or Adams County’s website at You can access information on those web sites regarding places to deposit your ballot, how to obtain an absentee ballot, requesting a replacement ballot, and other election information. For general questions regarding the City of Arvada’s election, please call the Arvada City Clerk at 720-898-7546.

Gwyn Green’s legacy of social justice to be carried on by students New scholarship at Red Rocks Community College to bear the name of former house rep. BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

In the past year since Gwyn Green’s death, Golden residents approached Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan to ask her to come up with a way to memorialize the late state in one way or another. They had sugDONATE TO THE gested naming a street after SCHOLARSHIP her, Sloan said, or to set aside To learn more or a special day in to donate to the her honor. Gwyn Green Memo“But none rial Scholarship of these ideas Fund, visit www. seemed to strike gwyngreenscholarthe right chord,” Sloan said. To learn more “Then I realabout Red Rocks ized that a Red Community College, Rocks Scholarvisit ship would be a lasting and meaningful tribute to Gwyn’s commitment to education, equity and social well-being.” On Oct. 10, in partnership with the Red Rocks Community College Foundation, a small committee of local residents launched the Gwyn Green Memorial Scholarship Fund. A scholarship is a fitting way to honor Green, said Jacob Smith, one of the committee members and former mayor of Golden. “This embodies everything she (Green) believed in — helping people who need the help,” Smith said. “In her memory, people will have opportunities they might not have otherwise.” The scholarship fund will be a $50,000 endowment that will provide one student a $2,000 scholarship per academic year to attend Red Rocks Community College, which has a campus in Lakewood and Arvada. The $2,000 will cover the cost of two classes and fees per semester. The first scholarship will be awarded in May 2020 for the following academic year. Any Red Rocks student, current or future, will be eligible for the scholarship and there is no residency requirement. The only caveat is that the scholarship will go to a student pursuing the social sciences, to honor the contributions Green made to the community. Social Sciences studies at Red Rocks include psychology, sociology, communication, political science, criminal justice, anthropology, geography and economics. Social Sciences are a field for anyone looking to better their com-

A new scholarship offered at Red Rocks Community College will be in honor of the late Gwyn Green, who is pictured in her cap and gown after earning her master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver in 1984. COURTESY OF DAN GREEN

munity, said Ron Slinger, the college’s vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Red Rocks Community College Foundation. Green was “a champion for trying to help the underserved,” Slinger said. “The social sciences go hand-inhand with that.” Green of Golden died at age 79 on Sept. 12, 2018, following a five-year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Green is remembered for being a fierce advocate for seniors and children. She was a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in assisting the elderly poor and children. She served as a Golden city councilmember from 2001-2004. In November 2004, Green was elected to represent District 23, which encompasses parts of Lakewood and Golden. She held the seat from 2005-2009 when she resigned for health reasons. In addition, Green was involved with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), the League of Women Voters and Save the Mesas — a citizen-led protest group that formed following a 1997 proposal by Nike to relocate its world headquarters to South Table Mountain in Golden. Green faced some difficulties in her life, but she had persistence and she was certainly a leader, said Green’s widower Dan Green. The hope is that the students who receive this scholarship will be inspired by her lifelong commitment to social justice, Dan Green added. “I think she’d be pretty happy if it worked out that way.”

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Ever since David Jones visited Washington, D.C., with his classmates in the fifth grade, he’s had an interest in the government, he said. But it wasn’t until decades later, when he wound up living in a tight-knit west Arvada community, that he realized he didn’t just want to be involved in government; he wanted to be part of it. Jones was elected to city council as the District 4 representative in 2015 and is now running for re-election in 2019. He works as president and Jones CEO of a family-owned automotive warranty administration company based in Arvada, where he has lived for 21 years. In his years on council, he has worked to continue a tradition of “creating a place where people love to be,” he said. He has advocated for increased city spending on road maintenance; planned to one day develop designs for a Larimer Squarelike space in his district; and met with developers to discuss how attainable

housing developments could meet city regulations. Further, he and his fellow council members have directed the Urban Renewal Authority to focus on “looking for areas in the city that could be developed with more affordable housing stock,” he said. If re-elected, he would like to help continue the city’s efforts on the issue and increase homeless individuals’ access to services and resources, such as food and ID cards. Potentially, the city could bring such services to city hall on a monthly basis, he said. In addition, he would like to work with the faith-based community to promote awareness of mental health, believing this awareness would ease tensions, improve safety and increase the overall well-being of the community, he said. Jones has also spent the past years working on the Jefferson Parkway project as chairman of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA). The planned parkway will be a toll road that runs through northwest Arvada. In August, analyzers found SEE JONES, P13

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Meet Jordan Hohenstein, council candidate for District 4 BY CASEY VAN DIVIER CVANDIVIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Jordan Hohenstein was 26 years old when he first ran for city council in 2017. The youngest candidate in the race, he worried that his young age might hurt his chances of election -- but it didn’t take him long to realize that wasn’t the case Hohenstein gained support from residents young and old, he said, and though he wasn’t elected, the connection he felt with those residents ultimately gave him the confidence to run again. Two years later, the ArHohenstein vada resident has entered the race for the District 4 seat on city council. Hohenstein works as a brand representative for a number of organizations, such as Louis Vuitton and the American Red Cross. Born and raised in Arvada, he was partially inspired to run for council after a lifetime of “seeing what has changed, what hasn’t changed and what needs to change,” he said. If elected, he would prioritize the


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issues his fellow District 4 residents have mentioned to him, including the Jefferson Parkway. The planned toll road would travel through northwest Arvada, with part of the road running next to the former Rocky Flats Plant site, where nuclear weapons were manufactured. An August soil test found elevated plutonium waste along the proposed route. Analyzers are currently testing other samples, with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to decide whether the project is safe based on those results. The project is a “potential environmental disaster,” Hohenstein said, adding that almost every District 4 resident he has spoken to opposes the parkway. Even if the potential safety threat was out of the picture, he would still oppose the project for several reasons, including that many Arvadans may not use the road because of its location or toll fee, he said. “I’ll do everything I can to make sure it doesn’t get the funding it needs and the support it needs,” he said. “I’m fighting for modern transportation solutions for our community.”

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the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. Its staff will assist national service applicants and grantees by providing training, technical assistance and administrative oversight. In addition, they will promote the national days of service on MLK Day and Sept. 11. The new office will serve seven states across the region: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. It is part of a first phase of regional office openings that also includes the Northeast Region office in Concord, N.H., and the North Central Region office in Kansas City, Missouri. Five more offices — in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Los Angeles; and Philadelphia — will open during the next year. “I’m excited to be here as we open this new regional office,” Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, said in a news release. “We have been fortunate to assemble an incredibly talented group of people to serve the Mountain Region. I can’t wait to see the work they do to help our country meet its mostpressing needs.”

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Colorado School of Mines students and their Moroccan teammates win the Solar Decathlon AFRICA BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

In the midst of the 18-hour days spent building a house under the hot African sun, Colorado School of Mines students got to partake in a special Moroccan tradition. Twice a day, once in the late morning and again in the late afternoon, the students were served Moroccan mint hot tea and bread with apricot jam and olive oil. “Everybody got really excited, dropped what they were doing and made a beeline for the tea,” said Christian Amundson, a junior who is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. “During those breaks, everybody on our job site shared those moments together.” Amundson is one of the students in a group from Mines who competed in the Solar Decathlon AFRICA — an international collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design, build and operate a full-sized, solar-powered home in a five-week time period.

Some of the team members on the InterHouse gather for a photo in front of the house they built, which won the Solar Decathlon AFRICA. Students from Colorado School of Mines partnered with students from two universities in Morocco for the competition. COURTESY OF ILYASS MOUSANNIF/INTERHOUSE TEAM

Competing against 17 other teams consisting of university students from around the world, the Mines students and their Moroccan teammates ended up winning the Solar Decathlon AFRICA. “It was a difficult trip, but the students persevered and won,” said Tim Ohno, an associate professor in Mines’ physics department who served as the lead faculty adviser for the Solar Decathlon AFRICA. He added that


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the win was unexpected. “Even if we would have just finished building the house, I would have been very proud.” Mines was accepted to compete in the Solar Decathlon AFRICA in March 2018. Naming the InterHouse, about 30 Mines students worked on the planning and design of the home they would enter in the competition. They partnered with about 45 students from two different universities in Morocco. Seven of the Mines students traveled to Morocco in August to begin construction of the home. They had three weeks to build it prior to the two weeks of competition on Sept. 13-27. Judging was in 10 separate events — assessing the home’s architecture, engineering and construction, market appeal, social awareness, appliances, livability, sustainability, health and comfort, energy balance and innovation. The house the Mines students and their Moroccan partners built is Ushaped with a courtyard and carport totaling about 1,000 square feet. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, utility room and living space. The concept was to blend traditional Moroccan-style architecture and interior furnishings with modern technology, said Katie Schneider, a graduate student at Mines who served as the InterHouse’s lead project manager. Schneider was unable to travel to Morocco, but assisted her teammates in Africa as the on-campus point-ofcontact and kept the greater Mines community in-the-loop with updates on the competition. The InterHouse is energy self-sufficient and uses a smart house system, meaning it has sensors that measure temperature, humidity, indoor air quality and some lighting, Schneider said. It is powered entirely solar energy — using batteries from a Nissan Leaf electric car to store its energy. The battery unit and the home’s custom HVAC system were shipped to Morocco. Other building materials, such as the compressed, stabilized earth bricks, which are similar to adobe, used to construct the home

were sourced in Morocco. Now that the competition is over, the site of the 18 homes built for the Solar Decathlon AFRICA will likely be developed into a smart green village, Ohno said. They may become private residences, but more likely, they will serve as model homes and/or for research purposes. Lucy Davis, a senior studying civil engineering at Mines, got involved with the project from the beginning with Mines’ tiny home when she was a freshman. She was the co-project manager and the main structural designer for the InterHouse and was one of the seven Mines students who traveled to Morocco for the competition. Davis said she learned a lot about her own leadership and problem-solving skills, as well as making a few new lifelong friendships during the course of working on the project. All of the work on both the tiny home and the InterHouse was completely voluntary and extracurricular — no school credit was earned for involvement with either project. “It goes way beyond school. Everyone went out of their way to learn something new to contribute to the project,” Davis said. “I liked having a bigger purpose than just going to class.” This year is the first for Africa to put on a solar decathlon, and it is the first time for Mines students to compete in any solar decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon got its start in 2002 and has taken place biennially in various U.S. cities. It took place in Denver in 2017. Although Mines did not compete, students took their tiny home to display at the Sustainability Expo part of the Solar Decathlon in Denver. Mines had planned on competing in the U.S. Solar decathlon next year, Ohno said. However, because a number of the students who had been working on the project for years, beginning with the tiny home, were graduating, it was decided to compete in the Solar Decathlon AFRICA this year, Ohno said. There were a lot of firsts with this competition, Amundson said, and with that came a lot of uncertainty and challenges. “But overall, it made for a great experience,” Amundson said. Schneider agreed. “Doing something of this scale is such an accomplishment,” Schneider said. “But we knew how much of an impact we could make. It feels really good to know all the hard work we put into it paid off.” Schneider began working on the project with the tiny home four-and-ahalf years ago during the entire time she was working on her undergraduate degree in physics. “It’s bittersweet to finish it. It surely defines my time here at Mines,” Schneider said, adding she will be graduating with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2020. “I’ll always remember it and I hope it inspires other students to take on large, extracurricular projects.”

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Women learn about ways to improve their health at expo


Women of all ages enjoyed a day of health, education and beauty during Colorado Community Media’s second annual Women’s Health and Beauty Expo on Oct. 5. Along with Gold Sponsor Swedish Medical Center participating, the sold-out event featured more than 45 vendors at the Belmar Shopping District in Lakewood. Cory Davis, specialty leasing manager, said Belmar is always proud to team up with CCM to provide women with this kind of opportunity. “This is an outstanding event that inspires women to come together and support one another and educate themselves on self-care and health,” she said. Davis said she enjoyed the wide variety of vendors this year, from the fashion reps to Karen Korona, a local entrepreneur who stayed busy throughout the day educating people on the value of CBG products — similar to those made with CBD — and the power of holistic healing. Another local entrepreneur at the event was Dana Knowles of the young company Go Deep. Telling her own personal story, Knowles said after a hip issue with doctors she became

Kaitlyn Bond of the newly established business Mobile Massage by Kaitlyn gives one of many complimentary massages. hooked on opioids. After beating that addiction, she said she still felt down and needed a boost. That’s how the all-natural energy products from Go Deep were developed. Several nonprofits also attended the event. Along with the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the increasingly popular Sun Bus parked at the event. The Sun Bus was created earlier in the summer by the Colorado Melanoma Foundation. It was originally supposed to attend a few select events but became so popular that it is booked at events through November. Reps with the Sun Bus took pictures and educated visitors on how sun damage has impacted their skin. Visitors were given tips on what they can do to improve and prevent sun damage moving forward. As one visitor

There were about 45 vendors at the sold-out Women’s Health and Beauty Expo hosted by Colorado Community Media in Lakewood on Oct. 5. PHOTOS BY THELMA GRIMES put it, the information was eye-opening. The Sun Bus also handed out free sunscreen throughout the day. Women were also treated to free massages by the new business, Mobile Massages by Kaitlyn. As she gave massages throughout the day, young entrepreneur, Kaitlyn Bond said her business concept is to bring relaxing massages to people on the go. “So many people, especially moms, are so busy these days that they can’t always get to a place to get a massage,” she said. “With us, we come to your house or business and give you

a massage where you are. It makes it a lot easier and more convenient to relax.” The weather also held up for a nice fall day with the plaza enjoying the sunshine, cool breeze and the relaxing music provided by Heidi Thomas of Heidi Thomas Music. Thomas said her business was created with the concept of embracing the idea of reaching physical and mental health through music. Davis estimated about 2,000 people walked through the plaza to take part in the event.

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VOICES It is easier than ever to vote in Jeffco

was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder earlier this year, and our team has been working every day to expand dramatically the accessibility and transparency of our county’s elections. While most of the enhancements we are making will be finished before next year’s presidential primary in March, we have already made several improvements in time for this November’s election. To make our elections more accessible, we have worked with the legislature to be able to substantially increase the number of locations where voters can turn in their ballots in Jefferson County. Three-fourths of Jeffco voters use a 24-hour drop box to vote – much more than use the mail or our in-person vote centers – so we

see a list of all 24-hour drop boxes and VSPC locations and hours in your ballot envelope – which will arrive next week – or on our website. Speaking of our website, we have overhauled it to make the important election information you need as accessible as possible. Please check it out: www.VoteJeffco. com. To make our elections more transparent, we are inviting the public in to see and understand our process. Election integrity is a commonlydiscussed issue right now, so we want to show and reassure our constituents that Colorado continues to lead the nation not just in election accessibility and turnout, but in fairness and security, too. To further this end, we now provide regular, public election tours. The next one is Monday, November 4,

are more than doubling the number of drop boxes ahead of the 2020 elections. There will be 18 new boxes in Jeffco next year (in addition to the 15 we have had GUEST in past years), and COLUMN eight of those new boxes are already in place for this November. In addition to drop boxes, we are also adding six additional in-person Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) for next November. FurGeorge Stern ther, starting this November, we have expanded the hours that VSPCs are open to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can

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2019 at 1 p.m. (the day before election day). Participants will get to observe during a live election how we receive ballots, how we verify that the people voting are who they say they are, how we count those ballots, and how we maintain strict security throughout. Learn more and RSVP by visiting and clicking on “Election Information.” To make things more transparent for those who are not able to attend a tour, we provide regular updates in OpEds like these, and on our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@JeffcoClerk). You are also welcome to call our office with any questions (303-271-8111), email SEE STERN, P13

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y best friend growing up had a lot of wonderful qualities, not the least of which was a willingness to put up with me. Michael — yes, we shared a name — was brilliant, industrious, talented, and really adept at working with people. But, after all these years, the thing I remember most about him was his fiendishly quick wit: he was incredibly funny. And not just slapstick and puns and low humor of that sort — he was able to make broad references and drive through much of the fog of everyday teenagehood in an incisive and clever way. And, when I think about it, it seems to me that many of the most brilliant comic minds are those that have an insane grasp of a wide array of subject matter and the sort of rapid recall that is usually common among geniuses. In particular, I think of people like Dennis Miller, whose humor is sometimes so deep that I have no idea what he’s talking about. But, then I think of people like Steven Wright, Eddie Murphy, and George Carlin, and especially the manic genius of Robin Williams, and I am convinced that the best humor comes from great intellect and broad learning. And, yeah, I know — old school.

I’m sure there are really talented younger comics working today with similar talents. I just don’t know any of them by name. And, also, it’s HITTING possible that my HOME tastes are outdated. It seems these days, a lot of what passes for humor is just goofing around and trying to be disruptive. I think of it as “clown culture,” and everybody wants to be a part of it. Where does clown culture come from? Michael Alcorn To my thinking, it started somewhere about the time that a crazy talented young man from Philadelphia was getting his start as a humorist/rap star making the jump to television as “The Fresh Prince.” The Prince, on the television show, was notorious for constant attempts at simple humor and a tendency to waste his talents in the pursuit of cheap laughs. His legacy was passed on to the entire canon of Disney Channel shows, all of which seemed to feature smart aleck kids and buffoonish adults.


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increase will stem the supposed wave of rising crime and maintain public safety. Citing vague statistics along with the “keep Jeffco safe” tagline is carefully crafted political marketing intended to stoke citizens’ fears. Not only is this blatant fear mongering, it doesn’t accurately depict local crime. For example, the local district attorney filed 154% more drug cases since 2012. Nearly three-quarters of these cases are solely for the possession of drugs that don’t implicate public safety. Proponents are adding savvy marketing strokes to ballot language that fools voters into believing small time criminals are the same as violent offenders. If 1A passes, all offenders will be held


elevated plutonium levels in a soil sample taken from the portion of the route adjacent to former nuclear weapons plant Rocky Flats. Parkway planners are waiting for further results and direction from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). “We want this to be done safely, and we’ve been following with the CDPHE conversation that has said it’s safe,” Jones said. Additionally, “we’ve made a commitment to test (contamination levels)


One solution could be a greater emphasis on avoiding the creation of developments that will hurt traffic flow, he said. “I’m not for anything extreme like a growth cap, but I am for growth (that preserves) the classic Arvada feel,” he said. He would advocate for more community input on the Urban Renewal Authority’s actions and, potentially, additional regulations for urban renewal projects.


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in pre-trial detention, which maintains a status quo that Jefferson County residents simply can’t afford. To the tune of approximately $75 per day, the incarceration costs of individuals accused of minor crimes adds up. For example, in the spring of 2019, eight homeless men were arrested for sleeping in an abandoned home during a rainstorm. After 32 days, the district attorney offered a plea to a misdemeanor and time served. Each of the men were released from jail without so much as a pamphlet on housing while taxpayers footed a $2,400 bill. In total, taxpayers spent over $19,000 holding all eight homeless men in pre-trial detention. Was this a misuse of public funds? Absolutely. Should we fund ineffective incarceration without a solution to crime? No way. Vote no on 1A. Jennifer Kilpatrick, Lakewood

through the entire project,” he said, adding that, if necessary and possible, he would support realigning the road. As one of many who would live next to the parkway — the route runs through his district as well as his neighborhood of Leyden Rock — Jones said he joined the authority to get involved with a project close to his community. And he’s enjoyed seeing others do the same, he said, referencing groups like Neighbors of the Parkway, which has worked to make community voices heard during the project. “Those kinds of things help to generate community,” he said. “The more we can bring people together, the better off we are.”

Hohenstein would also look into helping create more attainable housing opportunities, especially in District 4, he said. As the number of homeless in Arvada continues to increase, he aims to ensure conversation and action on the issue becomes more regular, and more of a priority than he believes it has been. He would like to plan improvements for the city’s severe weather shelters and work with community groups to provide resources to the homeless, he said. As council members, “it’s our job to reflect how our residents are feeling,” he said. “I want to be an open door to all our voices.” There are four important elections coming up in the next year: this year’s ballot initiatives and school board and municipal races on November 5, 2019; the presidential primary on March 3, 2020; the state primary on June 30, 2020; and the general election on November 3, 2020. All of these recent improvements are intended to increase accessibility and transparency ahead of these important elections, so that more and more eligible voters find it easy to participate, and easy to know what happens when they do. George Stern is the Jefferson County clerk and recorder. He lives in Golden where he also serves as a volunteer firefighter.

Marc Williams for mayor Marc Williams and I go back many years of friendship. I have been a taxpaying resident of Arvada since 1957, and it has given me a great deal of comfort and pleasure to witness our great community grow and prosper with dignity. Many years ago and while serving over 16 years on the Arvada Fire Protection Board of directors, I became acquainted with Marc during his first term of service on our city council. He struck me as a young and energetic man full of electric energy and knowledge towards a way and means of continued growth and well being for the good of our great Arvada. That was years ago and take a look at what this gentleman, along with his city council peers, have generated for the good of our community. There is an old saying, “the squeaky wheel gets all the grease.” In this case, Marc is the grease that will always come to the city’s aid and continuously contribute his spirit and knowledge in

keeping our city safe, relaxing, and a pleasure to live in. Eddie Lyons, Arvada Owens for council I urge the voters of District 2 to vote for T.O. Owens in the upcoming municipal election. I believe that his prior experience on Arvada’s Capital Improvement Committee, the Board of Adjustment, and the Planning Commission makes him uniquely qualified to serve on the city council. Additionally, in these roles of service to the city, T.O. has demonstrated evidence of careful study and solid judgment in reaching decisions that have been of significant benefit to the city over a period of more than ten years. With his steady temperament and his willingness to listen to the concerns of citizens, I strongly recommend a vote for T.O. Owens. Mark McGoff, Arvada

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LIFE Time to get in shape



Local trainers and coaches give advice on physical preparation Cameron Davis, owner of RockStar Fitness in Castle Rock, completes a goblet squat using a dumbbell. One can also use a kettlebell, he said. PHOTOS BY ELLIOTT WENZLER

Davis does one side of an “ice skater” exercise. He explains that to complete the routine from this position, you jump back to center, then alternate to the mirror image of this pose.

Davis shows how to do “mountain climbers” using a Bosu ball. Broc Thompson, coach of the Jeffco ski team, recommends using this tool with multiple exercises to increase stability, he said.

Davis demonstrates one side of a mobility exercise he recommends for skiing. One should start with knees bent in the air and then alternate sides, he said.



s the Denver metro area’s temperature begins to drop, it’s that time of year again when the beach bod no longer matters and it’s the snow bod that needs some work. That’s why the staff at Colorado Community Media decided to go out and find tips from ski/snowboard coaches and personal trainers on getting in shape to hit the slopes. Those interviewed agreed that some of the most important things to keep in mind are cross training, eating right and taking it easy on the first few days in the mountains. They offered exercises, stretches, meal ideas and ways to avoid injury. Exercises to do at home When trying to decide what exercises and muscle groups to focus on before snow season, Michael Restivo of Colorado Mountain Club, based in Golden, breaks it down into three components: explosive movement, core strength and flexibility. All these components can be practiced at home or in the gym through different movements and exercises. Restivo likes workouts such as squat jumps, crunches and planks. Cameron Davis, owner of RockStar Fitness in Castle Rock, recommends squat pulses, which consists of standing, placing the feet just outside hip length apart, pushing the hips back and moving into a seated position then pulsing in that position, he said. This can be done for 60 seconds to three minutes, depending how much an individual’s body can tolerate, he said. “Ice skaters” are also good for preparing to ski, Davis said. To complete this exercise, one can do a one-legged jump with the opposing leg behind the body and the arms swaying accordingly, as if skating. For snowboard-specific exercises, Davis prescribes the extension squat, which is like a regular squat but when the person stands up, he or she goes up on the toes to work the calves as well. If a weight is available, he recommends goblet squats, which is a

regular squat while holding the weight at the chest. When standing back up, he suggests squeezing the glutes. This can be done 10 to 20 times, and it’s important to find a weight that feels challenging, he said. Broc Thompson, the ski coach for Jeffco Public Schools’ alpine ski club, believes it is important to throw some balance and instability exercises into a workout. That means adding tools like Bosu or exercise balls into basic exercises like planks, lunges and crunches. “Skiing is about reactive balance, you’re always dealing with a bunch of forces in a bunch of different directions,” Thompson said. The main muscle groups the trainers suggested focusing on include glutes, hamstrings, middle back and core. Outside of strength building, general aerobic exercises are also vital to avoid exhaustion on the hill. One way to prepare for the fatigue that comes with skiing and snowboarding is to find a nearby hill and start walking up it a few times a week, Davis said. Thompson believes the best course of action is to just stay in shape all year. Cross training with activities like tennis, hockey and cycling are his go-tos, he said. “My feeling is the best plan is to stay active year-round so when the season changes it’s just a little adaptation,” he said, “and not full-on getting into shape for the first time of the year.” Flexibility Outside of strength and aerobic exercises, it is also important to keep muscles loose by doing different stretches and mobility exercises, Davis said. Before doing any workout, including hitting the slopes, Davis emphasizes the necessity of doing movementbased warm-ups such as high knees, butt kicks and just trying to move joints in all directions. This can help prevent injuries. Another exercise is laying on the back with arms out and lifting the knees so that they’re at about a right angle then allowing them to fall to the right side then left side. This helps

loosen the back and allow for twisting while skiing or snowboarding. Yoga is also a great way to keep up strength and mobile joints, Thompson and Restivo said. Thompson, who is a stronger advocate of mobility exercises than muscle stretches, believes the hips and ankles are some of the most critical spots on the body to keep mobile for snow sports, he said. He recommends deep squats for hips and using a toe to “draw the alphabet” for ankle mobility, he said. Nutrition All the trainers emphasized staying hydrated and making sure to fuel your body during long days on the mountain. “One of my go-tos is my steel cut oatmeal with coconut oil in and maybe a protein shake on the side,” Davis said. “So you’re getting carbs, fats and protein.” For snacks on the slopes he suggests peanut butter, power bars and fruit. Listen to your body While it may be tempting to go all out on the first few days in the snow, Davis points out how important it is to listen to your body and work up little by little to avoid injury. “Your body does give you warning signs,” he said. “Be really honest with yourself.” His top advice for injury prevention? “Check your ego at the door,” he said. At the beginning of the alpine ski season, Thompson has his athletes start simple, he said. “We start out doing basic drills on basic hills,” he said. “There’s so much you haven’t used in such a long time, so we definitely start slow. Overall, the underlying practice that has worked for many skiers and snowboarders is to enjoy the sport and listen to their bodies. “Especially for people who aren’t that much of a hardcore skier, I would say don’t get wrapped up in needing to be in the gym every single day,” Restivo said. “Have fun with it, vary your workouts…take care of your body, listen to your body.”

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Olde Town shops transform into student art show 100 Denver area students submit to Arvada-based contest BY CASEY VAN DIVIER CVANDIVIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


ast weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the Business Improvement District and local businesses, which hung and placed artwork alongside their merchandise, creating a one-of-a-kind show for visiting spectators. Taking place during the fall semester for the first time — the show previously occurred in the spring — the art show saw 100 Denver metro area students submit 200 works of art to be judged by representatives from the local art scene. Students submitted independently of their schools, as opposed to previous shows, when students went through their schools to submit work. Those works of art were then put on display Oct. 4-6, in shops throughout Olde Town. Open to junior high and high school students, the contest awarded cash prizes for the first time this year, said Jamie Hollier, event organizer and owner of artisan jewelry gallery Balefire Goods in Olde Town. “We got sponsors for the prize money because for a kid, the hardest thing is buying materials,” she said. Represented among the art were paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and carvings — a wide variety of mediums, said judge Cori Anderson, arts and culture writer for 303 Magazine. “Some of these pieces are really exceptional,” she said.

At the RE/MAX Alliance office in Olde Town, judges Collin Parson, Cori Anderson and John-Claude Futrell observe artwork submitted to the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. Students from the Denver metro area ages 11 and up could submit work, which was then shown inside 18 Olde Town businesses. CASEY VAN DIVIER Painting “Dear Toad, Show Me God,” created by 17-yearold Zoe McCafferty. The painting took third place in the contest.

Sculpture “Picasso Dulce” by student Patricia Soto, displayed in artisan jewelry gallery Balefire Goods. The piece was one of five to earn an honorable mention in the judging.

THE WINNERS Approximately 200 submissions were entered into this year’s Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. Junior high and high school students ages 11 to 18 were eligible for entry. The contest awarded eight cash prizes. Best of Show: “Quiet” by Audrey Ng Second Place: “Her” by Emma Carter Third Place: “Dear Toad, Show me God” by Zoe McCafferty

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n its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers an impact that big on the metro area’s musical community, it’s no wonder the organization is being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. COMING The organization ATTRACTIONS is joined by The Mother Folkers (a group of 21 female folk musicians) as well as Dick Weissman, a world-class musician, author and educator and Walt Conley, one of the founding fathers of Colorado’s folk Clarke Reader scene in this year’s hall of fame inductee class. “We’re beyond honored to be inducted and what an amazing group of inductees,” said Paul Lhevine, CEO of Swallow Hill. “It’s a wonderful recognition of Swallow Hill’s role in the community for all these years and an acknowledgement that we’ve added enormously to the creative class in the area.” Presented by Comfort Dental, the induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Swallow Hill’s Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. in Denver,

and also doubles as a celebration of Swallow Hill’s 40th anniversary. The evening will include performances by 20 current and former members of The Mother Folkers, Harry Tuft, Dick Weissman, a tribute to Walt Conley and more. Tuft founded Swallow Hill in 1979 and in the years since, it’s grown into the second largest acoustic music school in the country. And while it’s largely known for as a school and concert venue/promoter (it brings in about 64,000 audience members to its 250 annual events) Lhevine has made community outreach a key priority. “We have three major programs: music therapy program, a K-12 program that provides interactive performances and an early childhood program that focuses on areas with high poverty rates,” he said. “This recognition is the pivot point that caps our first 40 years and looks to the future.” Previous inductees into the Colorado Hall of Fame include John Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Glenn Miller and promoter Barry Fey. As musician and executive director of the hall of fame explained, highlighting the breadth of musical talent in Colorado is a key goal for the organization. “With the hall of fame, we can bring greater knowledge about Colorado’s incredible musical heritage to a bigger audience,” he said. “Some of these people may not be OneRepublic

or Nathaniel Rateliff, but we want to recognize that the talent pool here is just breathtaking.” For more information and tickets to the induction ceremony, visit www. Finding a new expression of the holy Altars have been a way for cultures all over the world express devotion to the divine. And that devotion gets a new expression in the Museo de las America’s exhibit, Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. Running through Feb. 1 at the museum, 861 Santa Fe Drive, the exhibit pairs contemporary artists alongside religious ofrendas, retablos, and other iconography from the museum’s collections, the exhibition illustrates the altar’s inherent transcendence of time and space, according to provided information. This allows a new context to be given to these traditional spaces. Get the details at exhibition/current-exhibition/. Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Lizzo at the Fillmore In two of the three weddings I’ve been to in the past months, there was one song that made attendees absolutely lose their minds on the dance floor — Lizzo’s “Juice.” And it’s easy to see why. Like the woman herself, the song is powerful, funny and catchy as all get out. On her major label full-length, “Cuz

I Love You,” Lizzo has firmly established herself as one of the preeminent popstars of our time. Her fanbase if devoted and passionate, and if you want to know why, catch one of her two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. in Denver, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16. Head over to Cinematic stories from indigenous tellers There is no end to the stories from Indigenous peoples the world over, and film is a great way to share those stories with audiences. To that end, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has partnered with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present the 16th Indigenous Film and Arts Festival. The festival kicks off at the museum, 2001 Colorado Blvd., on Thursday, Oct. 10 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 13. In addition to the museum, films will be screened at the University of Denver Davis Auditorium, Room 248 Strum Hall, 2000 E. Asbury, and History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. For information and screenings, visit Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. He can be reached at Clarke.Reader@hotmail. com.


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Birds of a feather: Urban chicken keepers flocking together California transplant seeks a ‘more sustainable way of living’

munity” via Facebook. Groups such as “Urban Chicken Farming” and “Colorado Chickens” offer support and ideas to newbies and old-timers alike. Torri has learned a lot from connecting with members there. They swap tips, and share triumphs, and retell trials—much like a mom’s support group, only for chicken farmers.


Torri Anderson never intended to be a chicken farmer when she moved to Colorado from California five years ago. In fact, she still doesn’t consider herself one. “I’m just testing myself to see if I can learn how to survive if something happens,” she said. “I’m interested in agriculture and farming, and a more sustainable way of living.” But still, when she got started, the logic was inescapable: Torri had already grown her own vegetables and canned them, so why not expand into livestock? Anderson and her husband, Nick, began their journey with chickens when they lived with Nick’s parents in 2017. Nick’s mom, Val, lives in the Wheat Ridge area and had just restored her flock from a fox attack. Anderson helped her mother-in-law with the feeding and egg harvesting and found herself fascinated by these “crazy dinosaurs walking around, trying to eat treats from humans.” And after eating the hens’ fresh

Torri Anderson shows off one of her chickens in the families backyard coop in Westminster. eggs, she was all in. A few months later, when she and Nick moved into their own place, they quickly added a chicken coop to their garden area. “We found it on Craigslist for free,” Anderson said, considering the large, square box-like structure on stilts out her window. “The guy just didn’t want it in his backyard, so it saved us about $600 in cost of building our own.” Surrounding the coop is a wooden frame with chicken wire — their own pen. With the enclosure in place, the

Torri Anderson holds one of the newest additions to her brood of chickens. She’s quite enamored with her little flock and enjoys the eggs they provide. She’s not sure she’ll be able to eat the birds, however. PHOTOS BY KATHLEEN DUNLAP family purchased 13 chicks from a local feed store on Wadsworth Boulevard. Poultry community online Over the last few years, in the metro area, a surge has arisen of backyard birds, she said. She’s involved heavily in what she calls, “The Chicken Com-

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Pets or food For Torri, chickens were a natural addition to her life. She is an animal lover with three dogs, a cat and a bearded dragon. So, she connects with her hens — and even gave them special names. When she’s in the pen, the hens encircle her. Their trust in her is evident. “I don’t want to eat them,” she says. In contrast, her husband, Nick, does want to raise the birds for meat. He and Torri visited a farm in Golden, where they learned how to humanely kill the bird, pluck it and harvest its meat. “It was traumatizing,” she says. She knows that she will eventually have a flock that is raised for meat, but she isn’t quite there yet. Their flock has been decimated more than once — from disease and predators — so her birds never reached meat stage. If Torri had her way, though, she said she’d let the hens who stopped laying eggs retire in peace, rather than be harvested. No wonder her flock loves her.

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CLUBS Editor’s note: Clubs listings are published free, on a space-available basis. Listings are submitted by the community; to submit a new listing, or to make changes to or remove an existing listing, contact hharden@ Sundays Figure Drawing Classes: 3-5 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at Lakewood Arts Gallery, 6731 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Led by Robyn Cochran-Ragland (cochranragland. com). Go to or call 303 980-0625 to see a full list of class offerings and to sign up. Still Life Drawing Classes: 3-5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at Lakewood Arts Gallery, 6731 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Led by Robyn Cochran-Ragland (cochranragland. com). Go to or call 303 980-0625 to see a full list of class offerings and to sign up. Ongoing /Education Discussion groups Covenant Village hosts Wednesdays at 2 p.m. This series of monthly events features expert speakers on a wide variety of educational and entertaining topics. Please plan to attend one, several or all of our programs, held at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for driving directions and to reserve your place. Come early for refreshments; fellowship lectures begin at 2 p.m. To learn more about the residency options and lifestyle at Covenant Village of Colorado, call us at 303-424-4828. ESL classes — Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. 44th St. in Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a free series of English as a Second Language classes for adults 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday nights. These classes will emphasize a conversational method of instruction. Beginner through advanced classes are offered. You may register on any Thursday night. For directions or more information, call the church at 410-442-5800 or go to our website at www.cpcwheatridge. org. Ongoing /Fine Arts and Entertainment Concordia Lutheran Church Choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain). The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service


three out of four Sundays per month. If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact 303-989-5260. Music performances Patrice LeBlanc performs on keyboard and vocals 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Purple Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 2610 Youngfield St. Call 303-237-1133 for more information. Singers needed The Troubadours Choir is looking for a director and new members. This is a volunteer choir, comprised mostly of seniors. The Troubadours meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 45th and Wadsworth. For more information, call Gary at 303-477-1380. Symphony auditions The Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for concertmaster (includes an honorarium), principal viola (includes an honorarium) and all section strings. Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, September through May, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303-980-0400 for requirements, appointment and further information. Weekly music Jazz @ the Creek is every first Wednesday of the month at Living Water Unity, 59th and Vance in Olde Town Arvada. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to an hour of great jazz. For more information, call 720-935-4000 or email Ongoing /Healthcare Boot camp Get out of the gym and get results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven fullbody workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Revamp your fitness routine by getting out of your routine. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling Street and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ or go online to

with the motto “Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email lindagoesgreen@ Home care Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations. To learn more, go online to www.AlwaysBestCare. com/DenverWest or call 303-952-3060. Medically Induced Trauma Discussion Group: meet over coffee with others on a similar journey to discuss life changes and matters of the heart. Meetings take place in Golden. Call Roz at 303-953-2344. Nutritional coaching Megan Grover, master of medical science and nutritional health coach at the Natural Grocers at Vitamin Cottage, 7745 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, offers free one-on-one nutrition coaching sessions for the public. Call the store at 303-423-0990 for an appointment. Tai chi is now taught at Lakeview Wellness and Event Center 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 303-989-6300 or 303-730-0986 for cost information and reservations. Weight loss — The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week program meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers. For information on cost or to preregister, call Chris at 720-320-2394. Ongoing /Recreation, Clubs and Services

Commit to Fit with Renee. If you want to lose weight, learn to cook healthier meals for you or your family, I can help. The best part of my program is that you can do it all from home in under an hour a day and get huge results. If interested in fitness coaching, contact 443-243-2339.

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Camping Singles is a group of Colorado single adults who enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking, sightseeing, photography, the camaraderie of others, D and starry nights around the camp fire. We usually camp in designated forest service or state park campgrounds within 2 to 5 hours of Denver. We welcome all single adults. Our membership ranges from the 40s to 60-plus. We usually meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. For specific meeting information, contact campingsingles@

CanSurvive is a support group for those who have experienced or are receiving F cancer treatment. The meeting format is simple with an opening invocation followed by brief member introductions along with a check-in to see how attendees are doing. The discussion topic centers around healing and healing modalities, and may include a guest speaker or a guided-heal- F ing visualization. The free support group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month at Mile High Church, 9079 West Alameda Ave., Lakewood. For more information or support do not hesitate to contact Lawrence Connors RScP at 303-910-3473 or Lawrence-RScP@msn. com.

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 Columbine #96 Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Golden Lodge, 400 Tenth St. in Golden. Youth activities for girls ages 1019. Contact Eve at or 303-424-0134. SEE CLUBS, P19



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Denver Walking Tours Denver area residents and visitors are invited to experience downtown Denver through a free walking tour, a two-hour excursion that starts in Civic Center Park, winds through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks and ends in front of Coors Field. Tours are offered every day. No reservations needed. Tours are free, and tips are encouraged. Go to for details. Dog trainer program Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is offering a “Become a Dog Trainer” program in Arvada and Denver. The licensed nonprofit organization rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue, or amount of time needed. The dog trainer program includes puppy, basic obedience and behavior solutions. Email or call 303-239-0382 for an application or more information. Federal Employees The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets at 1 p.m. every second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas, 303-517-8558. Fighting fraud The District Attorney’s Office offers free Power Against Fraud seminars for groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Don’t become a victim of identity theft or other consumer fraud. Contact Cary Johnson, 303-271-6980, for more information.

Flatirons View Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit Food pantry God’s Table Food Pantry is open 9-11 a.m. every third Saturday of each month, and 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday each month for Jefferson County residents who meet certain federal guidelines. God’s Table and Food Pantry is located at 6400 W. 26th Ave. in Edgewater, behind the Vietnamese Central Baptist Church. For more information, call Beverly at 303-525-7685. Food Pantry Agape Life Church distributes free food from 10-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (weather permitting) at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. ALC provides this service to all qualifying Colorado residents. Call 303-431-6481 to see if you qualify. Food pantry at New Apostolic Church is open from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays at 5290 Vance St., Arvada. Come in through the rear entrance of the church. Girl Scouts Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit, email inquiry@ or call 1-877-404-5708. Holistic gatherings The Resonance Center, 6650 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, offers Holistic Happy Hours 4-7 p.m. on the second Thursday every month with light snacks and tea for everyone. We invite the community to join this social and wellness event that offers acupuncture, massage, reflexology, psychotherapy and coaching, and energy work. Jefco Spellbinders: 1-3 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Go to or call LaRene at 303-431-7906. Jeffco Sertoma Club meets the first and third Thursdays at Cafe del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Contact CJ Farr, 303-985-3278 or Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or go to Narconon also can help with addiction counseling. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-431-1754. No Kill Colorado’s monthly meeting is 6:30-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Lakewood HealthSource, 963 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood. Everyone interested in learning about the No Kill movement is welcome. No Kill Colorado’s purpose is to facilitate a Colorado whose shelters are open admission and saving a minimum of 90

percent of the animals. North Jeffco Republican Women meet the first Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:30 p.m. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Each month, speakers present information vital to the community. Join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, elected officials, current legislation and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited. Admission is free. OPOCS Singles Club, ages 55-plus, meets all around the metro area. Meet new friends. Sign up and receive a monthly newsletter that lists all monthly activities. Contact JoAnn Cunningham, membership chair, 303-751-5195, or Mary Riney, president, 303985-8937. Overeaters Anonymous meetings are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. The meetings provide 12-step help and fellowship. Individuals of all ages coming together to support recovery for compulsive overeaters, bulimics, anorexics and exercise addicts. Pet vaccinations Low-cost pet vaccinations at SpayToday 3-4 p.m. every Sunday. Call 303-984-7729 for more information. Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group The Lakewood Branch of the Rocky Mountain Neuropathy Association meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 7100 W. Mississippi Ave., Lakewood. For more information about the Lakewood Branch Support Group, call Rose at 303-2793511 or email

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THEATER Up Next at Colorado ACTS: HaHa House--A Halloween Comedy for the Entire Family: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18, 19, 25, & 26 at Colorado ACTS Theatre, 11455 West Interstate 70 Frontage Road, North, Wheat Ridge. Tickets, purchased at the door, are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Children five and under are always free. Visit or call 303-456-6772 for more information. Once: Through Oct. 13 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. See the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-935-3044 or go to

this week’s TOP FIVE Canine Conversations: Holiday Dog: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St., Golden. Canine Conversations is the perfect forum for dog lovers! Jennifer Skiba of Namastay Training leads an exciting series of discussions about how to help you and your family have the best relationship with your pets. Visit for more information. Bike Friendly Arvada Lowest to Highest Point Ride: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Gold Strike Park, 5500 W 56th Ave., Arvada. This is a new ride this year and is a 17-mile ride that goes form the lowest elevation point in central Arvada to the highest elevation point in central Arvada. It will be just a 410 foot change in elevation, but a nice climb to the top. Pumpkin Boot Camp: 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Fitzmorris Recreation Center, 6340 Independence St., Arvada. Total body boot camp with a twist. Come join us for a special Halloween workout using pumpkins. Pumpkins will be

MUSIC America’s #1 Michael Jackson Tribute at Lakewood Cultural Center: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy. Incredible Family Friendly, Las Vegas-Style Entertainment For All Ages! Featuring America’s #1 MOST Requested Michael Jackson Entertainer & Spectacular Bruno Mars Tribute! Tickets start at Only $35. Visit for more information. EVENTS Genealogy: Great Finds!: 10 to

provided. Res. $15 (non-res. $20). Contact Jaclynn at, 303-467-7001. Festival of Scarecrows and the Giant Pumpkin Contest: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The Arvada Gardeners will be having a Giant Pumpkin Contest in conjunction with the Festival of Scarecrows on October 12th in the Olde Town Square in Historic Olde Town Arvada. Visit for more information. Golden’s Haunted Pub Crawl: Golden’s Haunted Pub Crawl returns for its 4th year in “THE TALKING DEAD” Tour. You will partake in a séance gone wrong which unleashes Golden’s dead to walk freely among the Living on Saturday evenings in October! Meet the real-life bad guys of Golden’s wild west history on this 2 & 1/2 hour Pub Crawl. 21 and UP. The Haunted Pub Crawl begins at 7 PM at The Dove Inn and then makes it’s way down Washington Ave. Ending around 9:30. Reservations required. October 12,19 & 26. Visit for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. Unmatched in artistry, grace and refinement of movement, the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Tickets start at $22 at LCCPresents or 303-987-7845.

ART Welcome to the Big City: Exhibit runs through February 16, 2020 in the hallway gallery, Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Celebrate Lakewood’s 50th anniversary of city incorporation with a look back at life in 1969! Immerse yourself with clothes and music of the time, while enjoying some fabulous local photographs and political archives. Visit for more information.

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11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Bring your great finds to share with the group and discover resources for new adventures while climbing your family tree. Register early, $6 ($8 non-res.). Visit for more information. Free Community Fitness Class: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Palangi Fit, 6350 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada. If you are new to kickboxing or want a little refresher, join us for an intro session at 9 am. Class will start at 9:15 am. We will have babysitting available as well! Call 303-4236067 for more information. The Internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes: 7:30 p.m.

Hello World: Fiesta Colorado: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Lakewood Library, 10200 W 20th Ave., Lakewood. Enjoy and learn the diverse cultural richness of Mexico and Spain through dance, music and art. Visit jeffcolibrary. org for more information. Epic STEM Fair Mentor Meet Up: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Lakewood Library, 10200 W 20th Ave., Lakewood. Meet with your STEM mentors to prepare for the fair. Bring your ideas, questions and/or project. Get ready to collaborate and create something great! Visit for more information. Make Something: Winter Ornaments: 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Learn to make quick and easy ornaments with fellow craft fans.

more; costumes encouraged! Adults are free with paying child. Avoid the lines and pre-register. Res. $8 (non-res. $10) per child. Volunteers wanted to help plan, run games, and other fun jobs. Contact Brook-Lyn Greenwood at 303.403.2594 or Brook-LynG@ Golden Cemetery Tour 2019: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Golden Cemetery, 755 Ulysses St., Golden. Visit the graves of legendary Golden characters. Hear stories about their lives from famous storyteller, Dennis Potter, Museum volunteer since 2008 and retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Pricing: $0 members; $10 non-members, plus online registration fee. Visit for more information. HEALTH Food Pantry Agape Life Church distributes free food from 10-11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (weather permitting) at the church, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. ALC provides this service to all qualifying Colorado

No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Ideal for adults. Visit jeffcolibrary. org for more information. Resource Roundup Expo: 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada. This free expo connects you with agencies, resources, and services to enhance your golden years. An educational session titled “Medicare 101” is at 9:15 am, please sign up in advance. Giveaways, snacks, and door prizes! Service providers: call 303.467.7197 for vendor info and fees. Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls / Calaveras de Azúcar: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.23 at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St., Golden. Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday, joyfully honoring friends and family who have passed away and supporting their spiritual journey. Visit jeffcolibrary. org for more information. Halloween Carnival: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. Enjoy ghoulish games, inflatables, a spooky clubhouse, and much

residence. Call 303-431-6481 to see if you qualify. EDUCATION Wild Things in Ancient Places: The Archaeology of the National Wildlife Refuges: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at Golden History Museum, 923 10th St., Golden. Somewhere beneath the tracks of the bison, the nests of the piping plover, and the burrows of the black-footed ferret are the tools and fires of earlier peoples. $0 members; $10 non-members. Visit for more information. Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week.

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Historic homes on display as part of Northglenn’s 50th anniversary Home tour takes in three different versions of city’s architecture

IF YOU GO The 50th Anniversary Home Tour runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $20 for the tour and a print of poster for the show. For more information or tickets, go to


A historic homes tour will show how Northglenn started and contrast that with one vision for how it could have turned out and another how it actually did. “You really do get to see a lot on the tour,” said Lauren Weatherly, of the Northglenn Historic Commission. “It shows some really nice, very different homes that make up the city.” Northglenn’s Historic Preservation Foundation is hosting an Oct. 13 open house at various locations, a selfguided tour through the city’s 50-year history and well beyond. “The area has lots of history,” Weatherly said. “We’re celebrating the anniversary of the city being incorporated, but everything being featured are part of the foundations of the city even before it was founded in 1969.” Northglenn was officially founded on April 27, 1969, and the city has spent much of the year celebrating that, with special events and additions to annual festivals as well as commissioning a mural and other programs. The 50th Anniversary Home Tour

Arvada artist Jim Stigall created a special print for Northglenn’s 50th Anniversary Home Tour Oct. 13, showing the Stonehocker Farmhouse and typical Perl Mack and Deza homes. That print is for sale for $25, or $20 as part of the tour. COURTESY PHOTO runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $20 for the tour and a print of poster for the show. The tour begins at the Victorianstyle Stonehocker Farmhouse on Fox Run Parkway, just west of Carpenter Park. It’s the oldest standing brick farmhouse in Adams County and dates back to the last part of 1800s. “This area was all agricultural before it was developed,” Weatherly said.


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“So the Stonehocker farmhouse was part of a dairy farm. It’s beautiful and has been restored to period appropriate everything.” That’s where people taking the tour will start. “That will be the first stop, where people will check in if they’ve already bought tickets or buy them,” Weatherly said. “We’ll have a booklet they get that has the information about

the neighborhoods and a map to other stops. It’s an open house style, so people are welcome to navigate to the stops on their own and wander them. The homeowners and volunteers will be hosting each home. At least six other homes are included in tour, a mix of households in the Perl Mack and Deza Estates Neighborhoods. “When Northglenn really started being incorporated, there were two main developments that were going up,” she said. “One was the Perl Mack development that was called Northglenn and that started being built in the late 1950s. And then there was Deza Estates and it was built by a different perspective. It was going to be part of a whole planned community with a community centers and riding stables and swimming pools.” The Perl Mack development became the standard for Northglenn and is typified by homes around 104th and Grant Street. The Deza Estates homes were built around 99th and Huron. SEE HOMES, P24

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Ralston Valley football off to its best start since 2014 BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s first six offensive possessions all yielded touchdowns Friday, Oct. 4, at the North Area Athletic Complex. “The (offensive) line gave me a great opportunity to sit back there and throw the ball all day,” Ralston Valley quarterback Walker Brickle said after throwing four first-half touchdowns. “We came in prepared and it showed.” Ralston Valley — No. 5 in the current Class 5A football rankings — cruised to a 49-7 victory over cross-town rival Arvada West in the Class 5A Metro West League opener for the Mustangs and Wildcats. Brickle connected with senior Caleb Rillos for touchdowns of 27 and 17 yards in the first quarter. Senior Chase Wilson had a 2-yard touchdown run and junior Tyler Roybal scored from 21 yards out on the ground. The first four scores all came in the first quarter for Ralston Valley (6-0, 1-0 in league). Brickle had a pair of touchdown passes to junior Devin McNearny in the second quarter. McNearny’s 60-yard touchdown with 8:40 left in the second quarter induced a running clock for the remainder of the game. “Obviously our guys played well and did a good job,” Ralston Valley coach Matt Loyd said. “Defensively, it’s a broken record. They give us good field possession and the offense takes advantage of it.” Ralston Valley has now outscored its first six opponents 265-53. It also the best start to the season for the Mustangs since 2014. Ralston Valley won its first 12 games before losing in the Cherry Creek in the 5A state semifinals. That 2014 squad featured Andrew Wingard, who starred at the Univer-

Ralston Valley senior Ben Takata (11) avoids an Arvada West tackler during the first quarter Friday, Oct. 4, at the North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs scored touchdowns on their first six offensive possessions in a 49-7 victory. PHOTO BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

sity of Wyoming and is currently a safety in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I haven’t even thought about that,” Loyd said when asked about the best start since the state semifinal team in 2014. “I know we have a tough league and tough opponents. We are just focused on that.” Ralston Valley’s defense was just as impressive. Senior JJ Galbreath intercepted A-West quarterback Evan Hurlburt on the opening possession to give the Mustangs the ball on A-West’s

5-yard line. “We knew they would come out with some passing plays. Some quick stuff when they spread it out,” Galbreath said. “I was just dropping into my flat and I broke on the ball.” A-West (0-6, 0-1) managed one firstdown in the opening half. A 16-yard pass from Hurlburt to junior Bradlee Wallen over the middle was the longest play of the first half for the Wildcats. “We knew they would come out and be aggressive,” Arvada West coach

Brad Pyatt said of facing Ralston Valley. “They came out and made some plays. We didn’t. Coming into this game I told our team we had to play clean and we didn’t play clean.” The Mustangs kept things going in the second half. Senior Ben Takata took the opening kickoff of the second half 99 yards to give Ralston Valley a 49-0 lead. A-West did end the shutout with a 1-yard touchdown run by senior Elijah Olson with seven minutes left in the game. Ralston Valley is on the road the past two weeks. The Mustangs are at Mullen (2-4, 0-1) next Friday before heading to Jeffco Stadium for a showdown against No. 1 Columbine (6-0, 1-0) on Oct. 18. “It feels special, but we need to stay humbled,” Brickle said of the 6-0 start. “We have a tough schedule ahead. We’ll keep grinding and playing our game. We’ll see what happens.” Galbreath admitted there is some pressure as the Mustangs remain undefeated through the midway point of the regular season, but the nerves go away quickly after the opening kick. “I guess you could stay there is pressure for some people at the start of games, but after that first play good by that all goes down the drain,” Galbreath said. “We are all athletic people playing the game of football.” A-West has another cross-town rivalry game next week. The Wildcats face Pomona (3-3, 1-0) Oct. 10 at the NAAC. The No. 8 Panthers shutout Lakewood in their conference opener Thursday, Oct. 3, at Jeffco Stadium. “Our kids are going to keep fighting,” Pyatt said. Dennis Pleuss is a media specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow. com.

Ralston Valley softball capitalizes on errors to upset Chatfield Ralston Valley sophomore Maya Bachman is fired up after her triple in the fifth inning Saturday, Oct. 5, against Chatfield. The Mustangs ended a 2-game losing streak with the home victory over the Chargers. PHOTO BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS


ARVADA — Ralston Valley worked its way right back into the postseason picture with a huge Class 5A Jeffco League win Saturday, Oct. 5. The Mustangs (7-14, 4-3 in league) knocked off No. 4 Chatfield 8-3 to give hope to Ralston Valley qualifying for the 32-team regional playoffs on Oct. 19. “This team is all about making it to the postseason,” Ralston Valley sophomore Ashley West said. “That is what we work for the whole year.” Ralston Valley was No. 38 in the RPI rankings to begin day. The Mustangs moved up four spots to No. 34 thanks to the win over Chatfield (19-3, 4-3). However, unless Ralston Valley moves all the way up to the second spot in the 5A Jeffco standing to grab an automat-

ic postseason bid, the Mustangs must move into at least the top-32 in RPI. Ralston Valley closes out league play at rival Arvada West (11-10, 5-1) on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Mustangs then has a non-league game against Brighton (14-5-1). Two wins should push Ralston Valley into a playoff spot. “We need to win,” Ralston Valley coach Wendy Davies said of the final two games of the regular season. “It’s too close not to hopefully coming out on top on one, if not both to get in.” Against Chatfield, the Mustangs took advantage of three errors by the Chargers in the first two innings. Ralston Valley scored six runs, all unearned to grab a 6-0 lead through two innings. “We’ve been there where we make the errors and teams capitalize on SEE UPSET, P23

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Pomona football leans on defense in league opener BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LAKEWOOD — Pomona’s defense was definitely ready to open up conference play in the Class 5A Metro West League on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Jeffco Stadium. The Panthers’ defense carried Pomona to a 23-0 shutout victory over Lakewood. Pomona — No. 8 in the latest Class 5A football standings — got a pair of defensive scores in the opening half, along with shutting out the Tigers to help the cause. “We are picking up our speed and really starting to gel,” Pomona senior defensive lineman Kane Courtney said. “We are making some big plays.” Courtney produced the first of the big defensive plays for the Panthers. He got the scoring going with a sack of Lakewood quarterback Jason Duong for a safety with just over five minutes remaining before halftime. The Panthers took a 2-0 lead. “Honestly, we weren’t getting a fire lite,” said Courtney of the scoreless first quarter. “Someone had to set it off. I had to get us some points on the board. It was too long of a drought for us. We took it in our own hands on defense.” Pomona senior Sanjay Strickland created more problems for the Tigers in the closing minutes of the second quarter. Strickland punched the ball out of Duong’s hands on a sack to force a fumble. Pomona junior linebacker AJ Zamora picked up the loose ball and ran it in from 10 yards out for a defensive score. “That got us going,” Strickland said of the defensive touchdown. “The offense wasn’t clicking like they are supposed to, but defense was doing our thing.” Pomona looked to have a third defensive score, but a pick-6 by sophomore Jerrick Jackson was called back because of a personal foul after the interception and the Panthers’ offense

Pomona sophomore Jerrick Jackson races down the sideline after an interception against Lakewood on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Jeffco Stadium. The Panthers’ defense was impressive with a 23-0 shutout of the Tigers in the Class 5A Metro West League opener.

Pomona senior Sanjay Strickland, middle, knocks the ball out of the hands of Lakewood quarterback Jason Duong in the second quarter. Pomona junior AJ Zamora picked up the fumble to score the lone touchdown of the first half Thursday, Oct. 3, at Jeffco Stadium. PHOTOS BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

eventually turned the ball over to fail to score. The Panthers’ offensive took advantage of Pomona’s defense giving it a short field to open the third quarter. Pomona drove 30 yards for the first offensive score of the night. Sophomore Dominick Nichols capped off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to make the score 16-0 early in the third quarter. Nichols, who was pressed into running back duties due to injury, capped off the scoring with a 69-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. “Dominick did a great job. He hasn’t practice at running back except for two days this whole year,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said. “Now we have a two-headed monster back there and we can put Jack (Pospisil) back at wide receiver.” Madden said he hopes to have starting quarterback Brady Ritzmann back full-time next week, along with junior running back Ben Cruz to help out the

offense. “We are just waiting for the offense to get healthy,” Strickland said. “For right now, we’ll just do everything to help us win.” In what will be one of the toughest conference that currently features three ranked teams in the 5A football poll — No. 1 Columbine, No. Ralston Valley and No. 8 Pomona — the Panthers quickly ascended to the top of the league standings with the victory. Pomona (3-3, 1-0 in league) has played its typical challenging nonleague schedule. The Panthers losses have come against No. 2 Cherry Creek, No. 3 Valor Christian and No. 6 Regis Jesuit. The Bruins, Eagles and Raiders had a combined 14-1 recording heading into this week. “We are tired of losing,” Strickland said. “We are going to keep winning.” Madden’s squad has the luxury of finishing out the regular season with four straight games on the Panthers’

home turf — the North Area Athletic Complex — starting next week. Pomona faces rival Arvada West (0-6, 0-1) on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the NAAC. “It’s about time,” Madden said of playing at NAAC after four of Pomona’s first five games on the road. “We have all these new black uniforms and we don’t even know what they look like. We’ve only worn them for pictures. It will be fun to get back home and get our (students) back in the stands to get going.” Lakewood (4-2, 0-1) is back at Jeffco Stadium for a Thursday’s night tilt against No. 1 Columbine. The Rebels opened league play on the road Friday, Oct. 4, against the only non-Jeffco team in the conference, Mullen. Columbine (6-0, 1-0) dominated Mullen by a score of 43-3 Dennis Pleuss is a media specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow. com.

Ralston Valley sophomore Ashley West gave up just four hits and three runs in the Mustangs’ 8-3 victory over Chatfield on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Mustangs are fighting to make the 32-team Class 5A postseason field.

However, Ralston Valley plated two big insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning off singles by Laney Clark, McKenna Fitzgerald and West. “We felt loose,” West said. “We were coming off tough losses against Lakewood and Columbine earlier this week. We just wanted to win and we came out with a lot of fire.” West picked up the victory on the mound for the Mustangs. The hardthrowing sophomore allowed her defense to work for her. West struck out only two batters, but gave up just four hits while doing a grab job of changing speed and using her change-up. “I felt really confident this week during practice,” West said of her pitching. “We’ve worked a lot on defense. I just felt confident with them behind my back. Anything that came their way I was confident they would handle it.” Dennis Pleuss is a media specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow. com.


them,” Davies said. “For us it was ygreat for a couple of those things to happen and then we hit the ball. The girls were aggressive hitting the ball.” Ralston Valley had a 4-run second inning. West had a ground ball to second base that the Chargers couldn’t handle that scored a pair of runs. “We knew Chatfield was going to be a really tough team. They have had a great season,” West said. “If there was any chance to jump on them and capitalize on it we would have to do it to beat them.” Junior Jaiden Geist then ripped a 2-run triple on a line-drive that rolled all the way to the wall to close out the scoring in the inning. “They didn’t beat us. We beat ourselves,” Chatfield coach Jen Lazzeri said of the Mustangs’ first six runs all being unearned runs. “You have to


come out being ready to play. Nobody is invincible, that’s the fun things about sports.” Chatfield opened the season with 16 straight wins, but have lost conference games to A-West, Dakota Ridge and Ralston Valley to end hopes for a league title. “We did not play well today,” Lazzeri admitted. Coupled with a win by Columbine on Saturday, the Chargers were eliminated from winning the conference title. “It’s disappointing,

but we’ve got to come out and ready to play Columbine on Wednesday.” The Rebels (20-2, 6-1) could clinch back-to-back league championships with a win Wednesday, after press deadline, over the Chargers. Chatfield clawed back in the late innings against Ralston Valley. Junior Izzy DiNapoli had a 2-run triple in the fifth inning to cut the Mustangs’ lead to 6-2. Senior Abby Hochevar ripped an RBI triple in the sixth inning to cut the lead to 6-2.

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“Perl Mack was very successful and the Deza Estates developer got 28 homes built, and then sort of disappeared,” she said. Rather than standard suburban splitlevel or ranch style homes, the Deza Estate homes were built in the midcentury modern style, with more open floor plans and less traditional architectural features. “The Perl Mack homes are a great representation of the development and buildings of the time, in the late 1950s,” she said. “Deza had a more creative vision. As it turned out, the Perl Mack vision was the one that worked.” Weatherly said it’s important to note the history of the homes, even if they don’t seem special or exotic to our eyes. “Back when Victorian homes and styles were being built, people didn’t


I’m sure clown culture started before The Fresh Prince. Vinnie Barbarino, Eddie Haskell, even Gilligan — all of these characters had similar modus operandii. But, all of these characters were part of an ensemble, not carrying their shows on their comic backs. And there were always adults somewhere. Why does this concern me? Because I am starting to see a trickle-down effect in the schools that I teach at, and it worries me. At the same time that we in the schools are more concerned than ever with test scores and Advanced Placement and high-anxiety achievements, what I’m seeing from the students is a reversion to the clown culture. NOT UNIVERSALLY! But enough, especially compared to five or 10 years ago, that it worries me. Kids — mostly, but not exclusively, boys — seem quite a bit more interested in entertaining their peers than in accomplishing anything; they seek the

think they were special, either,” Weatherly said. “But it takes a couple of generations after something is built for it to be really recognized. And that’s when building start to be lost to demolition and beautiful buildings end up gone. So it’s important to start talking about historic preservation at that 50 year mark.” Weatherly said her home in the Deza Estate is the final stop on the tour and she and her husband are hosting a community party. “We’ll have a food truck and the Northglenn block party truck, and everyone can hang out and talk and take in the views, because they are great,” she said. Arvada artist Jim Stigall created a special print for the tour, showing the Stonehocker Farmhouse and typical Perl Mack and Deza homes. That print is for sale for $25, or $20 as part of the tour. “I’ve shown it to a few people and they thought it was pretty great,” she said. cheap laugh, rather than the challenging skill. After all, why bother learning how to play beautiful melodies by Mozart and Beethoven when you can make flatulence noises, instead. What’s the big deal? Aren’t kids — especially boys — always going to be kids? Of course they are. And I also think boys are terribly served in the schools today. Why else would women outnumber men in college enrollment by 50% now? Have boys given up on being the great achievers and, instead, embraced the role of court jester? I hope not; but I also know that our microwave society has taught kids to seek instant rewards, and a Disney-esque laugh track is a lot quicker than an “A.” I just hope there are enough Michaels and Robins and Dennises around show kids that you can be both. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His new novel, “Charon’s Blade,” is available at, on Kindle, or through MichaelJAlcorn. com.” His opinions are not necessarily those of Colorado Community Media.




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Colorado Book Awards submissions open STAFF REPORT

Submissions are now being accepted for the Colorado Book Awards, presented by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book. Books published in 2019 or late 2018 can be submitted through Jan. 6. Guidelines and entry forms are available at The Colorado Book Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers. The awards are presented each spring in at least 10 categories, including anthology/collection, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry and young adult literature. Applications also are being accepted from a diverse mix of Colorado readers to serve as selectors and judges for the awards. Scholars, libraians, booksellers,

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

teachers, writers, reviewers and avid readers are encouraged to apply at coloradohumanities. Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 45th year and its 15th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. With offices in the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with 150 program partners throughout the state to design and implement programs that best meet each community’s needs. To learn more, visit coloradohumanities. org or call 303-894-7951.

51st MileHiCon literary convention features authors, artists and programs from Oct. 18-20 STAFF REPORT

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave, Denver. The convention will feature authors, artists, speakers and programming on every aspect of the science fiction and fantasy genres, including the largest science fiction/fantasy art show and auction in Colorado, roundthe-clock gaming, a vendors room full of science fiction, fantasy and horrorrelated items a CosPlay (costume) contest and Critter Crunch (robotic

sumo wrestling). More than 60 authors will participate in a mass author autograph session on Oct. 19, and a literacy auction with hundreds of donated items will benefit a Denver-based charity literacy program. More than 200 programs include sessions on writing, publishing, artist demonstrations, hands-on workshop, science presentations, autograph sessions, kids’ programming, CosPlay, gaming and more. In addition, more than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists, speakers, and performers will read from works inprogress and discuss various aspects of writing, publishing, themes and more. This year’s guests of honor are author Marie Brennan (www.swantower. com), author Angela Roquet (www., artist Elizabeth Leggett (, and toastmaster will be author Carol Berg ( A list of participants and ticket information are available at www.milehicon. org.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the Arvada City Council to be held on MONDAY, October 21, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions.

Public Notice


Public Notices call Sheree 303.566.4088 City and County PUBLIC NOTICE

A public hearing will be held before the Arvada City Council on October 21, 2019, at 6:15 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter to consider a preliminary development plan for RALSTON CREEK TOWNHOMES, located at 9543 Ralston Road. CITY OF ARVADA CITY COUNCIL /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 405737 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the Arvada City Council to be held on MONDAY, October 21, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions.

CB 19-038 An Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Water Users Rates. CB 19-039 An Ordinance Amending Section 102-206 of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Wastewater Users Rates. CB 19-040 An Ordinance Repealing and Reenacting Section 74-31, Land-Use Fees, of Article II, Community Development Department Ser-

CB 19-038 An Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Water Users Rates. CB 19-039 An Ordinance Amending Section 102-206 of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Wastewater Users Rates. CB 19-040 An Ordinance Repealing and Reenacting Section 74-31, Land-Use Fees, of Article II, Community Development Department Service Fees, of Chapter 74, Planning and Development, of the Arvada City Code. CB 19-041 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 26, Civil Emergency, Emergency, or Local Disaster, of the Arvada City Code. CB 19-042 An Ordinance Certifying the City of Arvada Mill Levy for 2019 for the Board of County Commissioners for Jefferson and Adams Counties. CB 19-043 An Ordinance Appropriating Funds for Fiscal Year 2020. CB 19-044 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 98, Taxation, by Amending Subsection 98-66(1)e and Section 98-243, Repealing Section 5.3.3.H.(2) of the Land Development Code, Article 5, Use Regulations, and Adding a New Article 5.5 to the Land Development Code, Article 5, Use Regulations, of the Arvada City Code to Allow for the Licensing and Taxation of Short Term Rental of a Dwelling, Dwelling Unit or Accessory Dwelling Unit, Residential.

City and County

Legal Notice No.: 405738 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript PUBLIC NOTICE The following ordinances were adopted by the City Council of the City of Arvada on second reading following the public hearing held on October 7, 2019: Ordinance #4707 An Ordinance Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Property Along West 60th Avenue, Generally From Sheridan Boulevard to Wolff Street for the Construction of Street, Sidewalk, Utility, Drainage, and/or Related Improvements, as Part of the Improvements for West

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE The following ordinances were adopted by the City Council of the City of Arvada on second reading following the public hearing held on October 7, 2019:

City and County

Ordinance #4707 An Ordinance Authorizing the Acquisition of Certain Property Along West 60th Avenue, Generally From Sheridan Boulevard to Wolff Street for the Construction of Street, Sidewalk, Utility, Drainage, and/or Related Improvements, as Part of the Improvements for West 60th Avenue, Sheridan Boulevard to Wolff Street, Arvada Project No. 15-ST-18. Ordinance #4708 An Ordinance Vacating Certain Tracts of Land Dedicated as Right of Way on the Plat of Candelas Filing No. 2 Subdivision, City of Arvada, County of Jefferson, State of Colorado, Candelas Parkway and W. 93rd Place. Legal Notice No.: 405739 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript

Metropolitan Districts Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED 2020 BUDGET AND 2019 BUDGET AMENDMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budget for the ensuing year of 2020 has been submitted to the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District ("District"). Such proposed budget will be considered at a special meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at Shea Homes, 9380 Station Street, Ste. 600, Lone Tree, Colorado at 8:30 a.m. on October 23, 2019. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2019 budget of the District may also be considered at the above-referenced meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed budget for the ensuing year of 2020 has been submitted to the Kipling Ridge Metropolitan District ("District"). Such proposed budget will be considered at a special meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at Shea Homes, 9380 Station Street, Ste. 600, Lone Tree, Colorado at 8:30 a.m. on October 23, 2019.

Metropolitan Districts

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2019 budget of the District may also be considered at the above-referenced meeting and public hearing of the Board of Directors of the District. A copy of the proposed 2020 budget and the amended 2019 budget, if necessary, are available for public inspection at the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Pkwy., Ste. 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Any interested elector within the District may, at any time prior to final adoption of the 2020 budget and the amended 2019 budget, if required, file or register any objections thereto. KIPLING RIDGE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT By: /s/ Richard A. Schierburg, President Legal Notice No.: 405733 First Publication: October 10, 2019 Last Publication: October 10, 2019 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS FOR COTTONWOOD RIDGE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO TO: ALL FIRST MORTGAGEES OF PROPERTY IN COTTONWOOD RIDGE, a subdivision in the City of Arvada, Colorado. On May 28, 2019, Cottonwood Ridge sent the following notice to all First Mortgagees in the Association: Please be advised that the Association is


Misc. Private Legals

TO: ALL FIRST MORTGAGEES OF PROPERTY IN COTTONWOOD RIDGE, a subdivision in the City of Arvada, Colorado. On May 28, 2019, Cottonwood Ridge sent the following notice to all First Mortgagees in the Association:

Please be advised that the Association is attempting to amend its declaration, and its declaration purports to require first mortgagees to approve or consent to amendments. Please consider this correspondence a dated written notice from the Association to you in compliance with Colorado Revised Statute § 38-33.3217(1)(b). This notice is being sent to your most recent address shown on the recorded deed of trust(s) or any recorded assignment(s). Enclosed please find a copy of the proposed amendment. Please be advised that if you do not deliver to the Association a negative response within sixty days after the date of the notice, you shall be deemed to have approved the proposed amendment. For the purposes of any response to this notice, please be advised that the Association’s address is: Cottonwood Ridge HOA, Inc. C/o Jessica H. Miller The Law Firm of Jessica H. Miller, LLC 595 Canyon Boulevard, Ste. 9 Boulder, Colorado 80302

A copy of the proposed amendment may be obtained by contacting: The Law Firm of Jessica H. Miller, LLC, 595 Canyon Blvd. Ste. 9, Boulder, Colorado 80302. Legal Notice No.: 405726 First Publication: October 3, 2019 Last Publication: October 3, 2019 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

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