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Pomona captured its fourth straight Class 5A gymnastics state team title Nov. 1 at Thornton High School. Despite defending state champion in the individual all-around — Kaylie Berens — out due to injury, the Panthers showed off their depth edging Overland for another team title. Brooke Weins placed second and Mia Times took fourth in the individual all-around. Weins, a senior, placed top-4 in all individual events Nov. 3 to close out her stellar prep career. PHOTO BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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“Don’t think that I’m not supportive of visual arts in schools, but I’m also realistic about ... how that fits them in the context of our economy and the job market out there.” Jeffco schools boardmember Brad Rupert on creating a visual arts school | P8 INSIDE



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Lakewood native and electronics technician for the Navy

I am a Lakewood native, and I graduated from Green Mountain High School in 2011. I decided to join the Navy, because I wanted to be around like-minded people with integrity. I really like the shipmate mentality. Everybody watches out for each other and helps each other out. Life at sea I am currently serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The carrier serves as a floating airport at sea. I work as an electronics technician, and it’s my job to operate the nuclear reactor that gives energy for the ship. I am also responsible for maintaining reactor safety, and I’m a secretary for the chief ’s mess. I

handle administration and training. Our ship has around 3,200 men and women who are part of our crew on the ship. The USS John C. Stennis is enormous. It is as long as three football fields, weighs over 100,000 tons and it has the capacity to carry over 70 attack jets, helicopters and other aircraft. These aircraft take off and land on our ship at sea. Lessons learned from Lakewood and the Navy Living in Lakewood and being part of the Navy has given me lessons to take personal responsibility when I have to complete certain tasks, or lead others. Things get put into perspective for me when I go up on the flight deck and see the amount of water that I’m surrounded by. When I was growing up in Lakewood, I never really saw water. If you have a suggestion for someone to interview for My Name Is... contact Joseph Rios at

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Arvada adopts $235 million budget for 2019 $82 million is slated for transportation BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Arvada City Council unanimously approved the 2019 operating and capital budget for the city at the Oct. 29 council meeting. Staff presentations of the budget started on Aug. 27 with the presentation of the 10-year financial plans and a review of the major assumptions. Departmental presentations were held on Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. Council approved the budget without further discussion. Major differences between the 2018 and 2019 budgets deal with growth. More than half of the $235 million budget is slated for capital improvements including $82.794 million for transportation projects. Projects include minor improvements to collec-

expansion, system improvements to better serve the Northwest part of the city. Additions to personnel are also accounted for in this year’s budget. As the city of Arvada’s population grows, and the infrastructure ages, Arvada has created a “Taking Lasting Care” program with an intent to hire nine new positions. A new position was also added to the Community Development and Public Works division to address growth in northwest Arvada and in-fill projects along the G Line. Construction has begun on the new police station located in the northwest part of the city. Estimated completion of this station, named the Delta Station, is the middle of 2019. The Police Department has continued to add to their workforce to make sure that the station will be appropriately staffed at the opening. In 2019, three new police officer positions will be added.

THE BREAKDOWN General Fund $97,388,221 Grants Fund $463,909 Streets Maintenance Fund $9,713,239 Community Development Fund $1,663,653 Arvada Housing Authority $4,054,620 Parks Fund $9,918,980 Police Seizure Fund $28,560 Police Tax Increment .21 $4,872,716 Police Tax Increment .25 $6,562,922 Economic Development $831,651 COP Debt Service $2,135,829 Capital Projects Fund $10,352,747

Water Fund $45,569,477 Wastewater Fund $15,303,210 Golf Course Fund $6,513,260 Stormwater Fund $5,889,997 Food Service Fund $l,686,979 Insurance Fund $2,243,250 Computers $3,405,346 Print Shop $341,053 Vehicles $6,094,347 Buildings $228,579 TOTAL APPROPRIATION = $235,262,545

tor streets, ADA ramps throughout the city, intersection safety improvements, signal replacements, replacing guardrails and improving street lighting in an around Olde Town. Two larger one-time capital projects include the Ralston Road improvements between Yukon and Garrison and the W. 72nd Avenue improvements between Kipling and Simms, including the grade separation for the Union

Pacific Railroad line. Implementation of these projects is dependent on voter approval of bond financing. A new fund this year is $100,000 dedicated to funding the acquisition of public art to be placed throughout the city — the first step in the city’s plan to bring a creative arts district to Arvada. An additional $23 million is slated for water-related projects including funding Arvada’s share of Gross Reservoir

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Senior Homeowners Are at Risk of Being Conned/Scammed Out of Their Home Although I’ve written on this topic before, it certainly bears repeating. If you are a senior citizen living in a home you own — probably free and clear — you could be the target of some less-than-honest people. I was recently reminded of this when I received a visit last week from a friend who does home health care for seniors. She recounted how one of her clients regularly receives phone calls and letters from people offering to buy her home “as is, for cash, with no real estate commissions to pay,” and fears that this elderly widow may be taken in by one of these unscrupulous solicitors. This fear is understandable because, to the trusting and unwary, the pitch can be appealing. Unfortunately, it’s almost certain that the offer that follows the pitch will be far below the true market value of your home. Such people only want to buy your home because they can flip it quickly for its real value. They depend on you not knowing its true value. Many senior citizens who receive such solicitations don’t have the internet access or computer skills to perform even a rudimentary value check on their home. The lowlifes who perpetrate these scams know this. Consider a senior who bought their home decades ago for $30,000 or less. An offer of 10 times that amount might be very appealing. But what if their home was actually worth 20 times the original amount? Imagine you

sold your home to someone for $300,000 only to later discover that he sold it a week or two later for $400,000 or more without doing a thing to it? Would you feel cheated? You probably would – and rightfully so. You’ve probably read stories or seen television coverage of young people marrying, or at least befriending seniors, investing a decade or less of their young lives in order to inherit (or be gifted with) a lifetime’s accumulation of wealth upon their “loved one’s” death. Even some caregivers, who have ostensibly dedicated their lives to caring for the elderly, have been known to put forth a loving and compassionate front, only to manipulate their charge in such a way so as to gain access to someone else’s lifetime of hard-earned wealth. Many years ago, I was asked by a surviving sibling to sell her deceased brother’s home, only to discover that her brother, who suffered from dementia, had been convinced by his caregiver to add her to the title of not just his house, but also his car and his bank accounts. Sadly, the sister had no legal recourse – although she fought mightily – and was ultimately forced to take the home off the market, whereupon the erstwhile caregiver promptly listed and sold the home, pocketing the proceeds. If you are a senior or a senior couple living alone it’s important that you have a clear understanding of this issue. Get your relatives and heirs involved before you respond to any solicitation you receive. If you don’t have relatives or heirs, reach out to organizations that provide resources for seniors, which exist in our community. Their counselors can provide valuable insight and guidance that can help

Pleasant View Home Just Listed by Carol Milan This large tri-level home at 1310 Nile Street is in the community of Pleasant View, about 3 miles from downtown Golden. The large corner lot is zoned R2 for potential future development. This home has over 2,100 square feet, ready for you to bring your updates for instant equity. It has a covered patio, attached garage and a walk-out lower level. The home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It was built in 1954. You can experience a narrated video tour of the home at Then come to the open house on Saturday, November 10th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or call Carol Milan for a showing at 720-982-4941.

protect you against the many cons and scams that are designed to take advantage of the trusting nature of your generation. If the solicitation involves real estate, reach out to me or to a real estate professional you know you can trust. You can also ask the senior resource organization to recommend one. A good real estate professional can ascertain pretty quickly whether the offer is in line with the market or if someone is trying to scam you by purchasing your home for well below its real-world value. At a minimum, if you decide to participate in a private, offmarket sale of your home, let me or that other trusted Realtor provide you with honest, professional representation. An example of this occurred just last week, when a reader contacted me about selling his home to a friend for $275,000. I advised him, after performing a quick value check, that he could easily get $350,000 for his home. He told me that he and his wife were okay with that because they were happy to help a friend. I sensed that this couple were of sound mind and not being conned or scammed, so I agreed to handle the sale as a transaction

broker for a nominal fee. I’m glad this couple called me and that I was able to serve them. Their situation, along with the caregiver scenario above, was the inspiration for this week’s column. I fear that far too many of our elderly neighbors are being conned or cheated out a significant portion of the value of their homes, and I want to do my part to minimize the damage inflicted upon them. If you are an elderly homeowner, you might be considering the option of selling your home and moving into a senior community. The choices can be as confusing as they are plentiful, as you try to determine which kind of community is right for you and which best fits your needs. Realtors are licensed and paid to help with your real estate needs but are not usually well-versed enough on this topic to help you properly evaluate the various options. We can, however, connect you with a trained professional who can help you through that process, while we help you by selling your home for the highest possible price. Call me at 303-525-1851 and I’ll be happy to arrange a get-together.

Historic Downtown Golden Home with ADU On the outside, this home in Golden’s 12th Street Historic District retains all the charm from when it was built in 1913, but come inside and you’re firmly in the 21st Century! The owner did a gut-rehab in 2006, which included a rear addition with gourmet kitchen on the main floor and a gorgeous master suite upstairs. They also built a 3-car garage on the alley with a high -end Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) above it. How high end was it? Think hardwood floors and hot water heat for starters — just like the main house! The tenant pays $1,800 per month, which further justifies the $1.1 million listing price. Visit www. to view a narrated video tour of this home inside and out, then call your agent or Jim Smith at 303-525-1851 to schedule a private showing. Or come to the open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address is 1110 12th Street, a short walk from everything that makes Golden a great place to live, work and play!

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Fandomonium celebrates pop culture

Rachel Sefton helps her son, Pax, make a stinky feet elixir at the potions table at Fandomonium.



atman, Klingons, storm troopers and Gryffindors were just a few of the characters that could be found Nov. 3 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Jeffco Library’s Fandomonium. Free to the public, Fandomonium was a celebration of all things pop culture. “One of the things we try to do is create accessible experiences,” said Cindy Jaye, public services manager for Jeffco Libraries. “Some similar events are very expensive and they aren’t within reach of a lot of people. Our goal was to

make something that was for everybody … youngest kids to adults.” Fandomonium included a variety of activities from a cross-fandom murder mystery to a potion making station, a silent disco and classic ‘80 arcade games. Jaye said, the event, which was inspired by comic conventions, makes sense for the library because those events celebrate books, TV shows, movies and games — all things the library does. “We would like the community in Jeffco to know that the library is for them and we have tons of stuff,” Jaye said. “We love books. But we are about much more than books.”

Dressed as Luna Lovegood and Dobby, sisters Mariah and Tayla Mendoza pose with a cutout of the three leading characters from the “Harry Potter” series.

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Erin Cady and her daughter, Alena, dance it out at the silent disco, part of the Fandomonium festivities.

Dressed as Luigi, Grayson Stamm, patron experience supervisor for Jeffco Libraries, gives clues for the murder mystery being solved by Fandomonium attendees.

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Honoring Israel: When a local church takes on an international issue LIST OF POLITICIANS WHO ATTENDED


Though Faith Bible Chapel is overjoyed to celebrate their 40th anniversary of hosting, “A Night to Honor Israel,” not everyone in the community is equally enthusiastic. Teenagers dancing in Orthodox Jewish garb, videos explaining Israel’s God-given right to the land, and the former Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson celebrating Israeli military strength. These were a few features of Faith Bible Chapel’s “A Night to Honor Israel” in Arvada on Oct. 21. While the number of Christian churches hosting similar events has grown in recent years, Faith Bible Chapel was one of the first in the United States. In fact, Faith Bible Chapel celebrated 40 years of hosting “A Night to Honor Israel” this year. Beginning as “Israel Awareness Day,” Faith Bible Chapel wanted to show solidarity with the Jews and promote the idea that Jews returning to Israel is, “Biblical fulfillment of prophecy,” said Rev. George H. Morrison. Morrison, who began attending Faith Bible Chapel in 1971, was senior pastor at Faith Bible Chapel for 33 years until retiring in January 2017. He said the church’s support for Israel goes back “to the roots of our very own church.” For the event, the church was

According to Faith Bible Chapel, the following politicians and officials attended the annual “A Night to Honor Israel,” Oct. 21. State Representative Perry Buck State Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp State Representative Kevin Priola State Representative Kim Ransom Congressman Ken Buck Congressman Mike Coffman State Senator Tim Neville State Senator Angela Williams State Senator Chris Holbert Douglas County Commissioner Diane Holbert Canadian Consulate General Stephane Lessard

A scene from the 40th annual “A Night to Honor Israel” at the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada. Performers on stage included international singers and dancers, including two students from Jewish Colorado’s Teen Israel Emissaries and a children’s choir of children from Faith Bible Chapel. COURTESY OF FAITH BIBLE CHAPEL adorned with American and Israeli flags, while vendors stood outside the service hall representing organizations including the Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, Jewish Colorado and Jewish National Fund. The service began with a rock concert in Hebrew. The worship

band banged on drums and riffed on guitars, while children and teenagers entered from off stage to sing and dance. The dancing teenagers wore black robes and hats and curled their hair in a similar fashion to Orthodox Jews. The children were part of the church’s youth group and had prac-

ticed for many months prior to the event, said Senior Pastor Jason King. The guest speaker, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, former Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman for the foreign media, spoke on his specialty of knowledge: the Israeli military. He detailed foreign hostility against Israel and described how Israel isn’t backing down. Lerner said, “freedom doesn’t descend like rain or snow from the skies. Freedom is won by defeating our enemies.” Though Lerner detailed Israeli SEE ISRAEL, P7

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military offensive and defensive strategies, he also said, “We will do everything possible to avert war.” In the past, Faith Bible Chapel has lhosted rabbis or other prominent Israel supporters, like Dennis Prager. King said it was good to have Lerner this year to inform the audience about their military strengths and weaknesses. Jennifer McDaniels, a Colorado resident and a long-time attendee of the event, said in an email that hearing from Israeli military leaders over the years has given her “a perspective of what they have faced and how they will defend themselves.” McDaniels said the event is important for the Jewish community in Colorado and in Israel “know that a church is willing to stand by them … Even when the rest of the world is intolerant towards them as a people, and as a state.” Not everyone in the community is happy that Faith Bible Chapel holds this event, however. In fact, Morrison said that there’s been protesters at least 15 out of the 40 years it’s been held. Groups like Friends of Sabeel – Colorado and We Hold These Truths have held peaceful vigils to express dissatisfaction. They believe Faith Bible Chapel is wrong to support Israel, who has been known for mistreatment of Palestinians living in the West Bank

and Gaza. In 2015, We Hold These Truths wrote a letter to Morrison and held a “vigil” to protest “A Night to Honor Israel.” The letter said, “Christian Zionism does NOT resemble Jesus and is incompatible with His teachings.” Christian Zionism is the phrase used by critics to describe Christians who take a strong, pro-Israel stance. Richard Forer, a Colorado resident and leader within Friends of Sabeel – Colorado, participated in the vigil himself. He said they waved posters and offered brochures, but very little conversation occurred between them and the attendees. Forer said representatives of the church would come out and quickly usher attendees inside to prevent conversations with the protesters. Chuck Carlson, a Wheat Ridge resident and co-founder of We Hold These Truths, said it’s problematic for Faith Bible Chapel to hold this event because congregants are led, “to look the other way and accept murder and mayhem, starvation and continued destruction,” he said. When a local church frames international policy for a congregation, the congregation is less willing to consider other sides of the debate, Carlson said. These church leaders are obligated, “to tell the truth,” he said. Today, Faith Bible Chapel seeks to uphold Morrison’s vision. King acknowledges that Israel, like any nation, does wrong, but sees the issue first and foremost as “as a Biblical issue versus a political one,” he said. “The controversial stuff doesn’t bother us because that’s not our point.”




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Discussion of future Jeffco visual arts school leaves unanswered questions The board will reconvene later this month BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

After an hour of presentation and discussion with the Jefferson County Board of Education and the planning committee for a future Jeffco School of Art and Design Nov. 1, questions were left unanswered. From December 2017 to June 2018, a strategic plan for the arts in Jeffco Public Schools was developed. This plan includes supports for music, theater, and visual arts across the entire system. Another component of this plan is the consideration of a Jeffco School of Art and Design focusing on visual arts and core content through project based learning. Since August, a group of 18 visual arts teachers and five central staff have helped to plan for the opening of this school. The board heard from representatives of this group in a study session Nov. 1. “This school is designed around a highly focused art students — the student that creates art on a regular basis and works art into other projects already,” explained Scot Odendahl, graphic design and digital photography instructor at Warren Tech and a member of the study group. “For example this student would rather create a paper sculpture or drawing for their science

presentation rather than a picture they find in Google. They might carry a sketchbook between classes and work on their art work through all their free time. This student excels in current art class many times going above and beyond the art projects. Many times this student just lives for art.” There are currently 186 students who live in Jefferson County who choose to attend an arts school outside Jeffco, which Flores says is representative of the number of students that are seeking more customizable options for the arts. The logistics The goal would be to open the school to students in sixth through ninth grade with 50 students at each grade level in August 2019. Each year thereafter, they would add one grade level and 50 more students until the school becomes 6-12. The impact to other district schools would be a loss of about three students at each grade level. The school would be part of the January 2019 choice enrollment session, with those interested needing to provide a one-page letter explaining their passion, interest and identity in the arts. Staff would include a principal, eight teachers — four for core classes and four arts teachers — with the idea that teachers collaborate to include the arts in core classes and vice versa. There will also be instructional coaches, counselors and other support staff. The proposed school would occupy the district-owned building at 20th Avenue and Hoyt Street in Lakewood,

outspoken critic of the proposed school at the meeting. “I’m not willing to say starting up a new visual arts oriented school is more important than hiring mental health support in our schools in the face of budget cuts. I’m not willing to say it’s more important than a variety of safety and security measures that we heard talked about in last months meeting. I think we have quite a number of other priorities.” Rupert went on to say that even if the district did get new money, funding a school of the arts wasn’t in the priorities the district put out to the community. He also requested a full operating report for the proposed school similar to one that a charter school would need to present to the board. “Don’t think that I’m not supportive of visual arts in schools,” Rupert said. “But I’m also realistic about the track that puts our students on and how that fits them in the context of our economy and the job market out there.” Odendahl countered Rupert’s viability concerns saying that the purpose of this school is to give students an opportunity to see what an economically viable artist does by introducing them to professionals in a variety of fields. Rupert also questioned if sixth graders are old enough to define themselves through the eyes of the arts.

which used to be home to Sobesky Academy until it relocated to a new building in 2016. The facility has been vacant since. The team said this building was a desirable space because it was more centrally located making it accessible to all students in Jeffco, has space for outdoor classrooms, and has big windows and natural lighting. The facility would need upgrades to ventilation and additional furniture to support visual arts classes. It would also need an addition of 50 lockers. According to Matt Flores, chief academic officer for Jeffco schools, the estimated cost of repairs to the building would be $500,000, paid for out of existing capital funds. A cost analysis of the school projected that initial cost to hire a principal could come from the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund, of which the proposed school has submitted an application. In addition to capital costs, Flores said programing costs are estimated at $450,000. If the school meets projected enrollment, an additional $180,000 is estimated to be needed in the first year. After that, Flores predicts that the school would run on the school based budgeting model. The financials caused the most concern from the board — especially with the fate of the district’s proposed bond and mill still undecided at the time. “If we don’t get new funding we are going to be facing serious budget problems in about three months,” said board member Brad Rupert, who was the most

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Lakewood man sentenced to probation for child porn Michael Gowey is required to register as a sex offender for 20 years BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Former Arvada firefighter Michael Gowey, 36, was sentenced Oct. 31 in Caring for our Jefferson County District Court to six years sex ofcommunity by fender intensive superviusing sustainable sion probation. Gowey, a Lakewood resident, printing practices pleaded guilty July 26 to one count of sexual exploitation of children. *See our website for details Gowey was arrested in March on nine counts Gowey of sexual exploitation of ChuckDons_Arvada_Runs CCM 11.8 & 11.15.18_Layout 1 which 10/24/18 11:38 AMby Page children were filed the 1First

Judicial District after investigators found that he allegedly sent and received inappropriate images through a messaging app. As a result of his guilty plea, the other eight counts against him were dropped. Gowey worked as a firefighter with the Arvada Fire Protection District beginning in 2011. He was fired when the district learned of the charges against him earlier this year. According to the arrest affidavit, police in Nashville were investigating messages found on the computer messaging app Kik where an account under the name “Jen Thomas” with the screen name “softballgrl32,” talked about sexually abusing a six-year-old and offered to send pictures in exchange for an Amazon gift card. The account, eventually traced to an IP address at Gowey’s Lakewood home, allegedly sent 14 pictures of the sexual

abuse, and received one. After initially denying allegations against him, Gowey told investigators that the used the Kik application to both send and receive sexually exploitative material, but continually denied that he ever touched a child or thought about touching a child, according to the arrest affidavit. As part of his probation, Gowey will be required to register as a sex offender for 20 years. In addition to standard terms and conditions of probation, Gowey will be required to participate in and successfully complete sex offender treatment; comply with a Computer Use Agreement created by the Probation Department; maintain a full time job, or education program, and stable, verifiable residence; comply with sex offender registration requirements; and comply with terms and conditions for the supervision of adult sex offenders.

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VOICES On civility, Standard Time, and sleepy staffs


t this writing, because of publishing deadlines, we don’t yet know the results of last week’s midterm elections. I’m certain there are conversations to be had ahead … with, I hope, renewed civility and a commitment to listen and learn. We’ll see. My topic today, though, has almost the same impact on us everyday people. I’m referring, of course, to my favorite weekend of the year, the “fall back” to Standard Time. And I’m only just slightly joking. That’s because we residents of the Denver metro area recently tied for second among the top 15 U.S. cities with the sleepiest workers. Research conducted by the staffing firm Accountemps surveyed more than 2,800 workers who were 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments. Denver tied for #2 with Austin and Indianapolis for

sleepiest staff. Only 2 percent of the workers surveyed said they are never tired on the job. However, 74 percent of these professionals perform their jobs while tired. In fact, 31 perALCHEMY cent answered “very often” when asked, “How often do you work while tired?” I know I do, often. For thing, I don’t sleep well, and haven’t, for the better part of 20 years. Sometimes the next morning is actually when I finally drift Andrea Doray off and because my work regularly requires conferring with colleagues on the East Coast or in Europe, I’m up and at it a few hours later. But that’s just me, and our some-

what dismaying #2 rank has led me to wonder why the rest of we Denverites are so sleepy. Here are my thoughts: 1. We work hard and we play hard – sort of the de facto slogan for Colorado, isn’t it? We want to get out on our bikes after work – or play tennis or hike or hit a patio with an adult beverage or two. Then after that come evening activities such as meals or child care that push our bedtimes back even further. 2. Our geographic location means that we often get up earlier, especially our farming and ranching residents. Plus, as I mentioned, many of us need to accommodate co-workers in other time zones. And in my experience, we in the Western states just tend to get on the job earlier versus either coast … our 9-to-5 days seem to start at 8:00 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. (or even earlier). If that gets us out earlier – see #1 above – so much the better.

3. Our commutes are eating up larger chunks of our days. When I moved to Arvada 13 years ago from Colorado Springs, I considered my 20-minute commute then to be extreme. However, for a work assignment earlier this year, I traveled 90 minutes each way. Needless to say, even with the longer hours of Daylight Saving Time, I had little energy left for dinner, much less for fun activities. Yes, the fall-back weekend is my favorite of the year … in part perhaps because the ensuing shorter days could signal earlier to my body and brain that bedtime is near. Maybe, too, we’ll now be having more civil discussions about the state of the country that don’t wind everybody up. We’ll see. Andrea Doray is a writer who would love to hear your ideas about why we’re among the sleepiest workers in the nation. Contact her at

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Jeffco tax cut setting us up to fail One reason that the Jeffco budget may be cut is the loss of revenue caused by a two to one vote by the County Commissioners to eliminate the County portion of the Business Personal Property Tax. To justify the revenue cut supporters reported that the majority of the savings would

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Genesee or Bailey. See the Contihew. Thank God that’s over. nental Divide, now painted white I know, this was an by our early season storms. ugly election season, • Go to a local elementary and, today, some people are school at recess time, and watch celebrating, and some children run around, be HITTING people are lamenting. silly, have imaginations, And, there’s probably a HOME and suck the marrow out pretty good chance that of life some people are still lit• Go to a high school igating. Oh, and, in case playoff game this weekend. you didn’t notice, the Watch people play their 2020 Presidential camsport for the pure love of paign started yesterday, the game and the joy of somewhere in a little competition and the beauty farm house in Iowa or of a school community New Hampshire. drawn together But, one thing is for • Visit Fort Logan Nationsure: We all feel a little al Cemetery this weekend. Michael Alcorn bit icky. Remember the sacrifices of So, I though I would use this 242 years of Americans who bled week’s column to hand out some and died for their brothers and ideas for how to recover from their country this election cycle. And, just to • Take your kids to the park; keep it real, I’m going to separate take a ball; take nerf guns and out my suggestions for either chase them around; bring neighDemocrats or Republicans. bor kids If you’re a Republican, here are • Take an evening walk around some ways that you can recover the neighborhood. Maybe, if you your sanity after this election see somebody putting up season: • Take a long drive up in the mountains—go at least as far as SEE ALCORN, P13


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Holiday season made special at Barr Lake


he changing seasons and coming holidays are setting the stage for some fun and educational experiences for kids and families at Barr Lake State Park. Here is an early look at the state park fall schedule and opportunity for some early holiday planning and scheduling. The Friends Group of Barr Lake are offering a special day for veterans on November 11th (Veterans Day) 10am to 2pm. Free omission, park tours in the comfortable Eagle Express van capped with bowl of warm chili and conversation with park staff makes for an adventuresome way of saying Thank You vets! Reservations are encouraged by calling 303-659-6005. Fall season is one of the two most dramatic monthly seasonal changes to observe local bird species. Migra-


Christmas decorations (yes, there are plenty of people doing that already), stop and chat, encourage them, offer them a hand. That’s a much better spirit to get into than we’ve been in the last few months. • Plan, today, where you are going to go on Thanksgiving morning to help pass out meals to the homeless. And, if you’re a Democrat, here are some ways that you can regain your equilibrium after a grueling election season: • Take a long drive up in the mountains—go at least as far as Genesee or Bailey. See the Continental Divide, now painted white by our early season storms. • Go to a local elementary school at recess time, and watch children run around, be silly, have imaginations, and suck the marrow out of life • Go to a high school playoff game this weekend. Watch people play their sport for the pure love of the game and the joy of competition and the beauty of a school community drawn together • Visit Fort Logan National Cemetery this weekend. Remember the sacrifices of 242 years of Americans who bled and died for their brothers and their country


cuts a good place to start is to stop payments to the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority that has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on the proposed high speed freeway through North Jeffco from SH-93 north of Golden to SH-123 south

tion is in full force for hundreds of bird types. Barr Lake is in the midst of filling from the South Platte River for winter storage, OUTDOOR and as a result is the popular roosting LIVING and attraction site for migratory waterfowl. The Guided Bird Walks by Park Naturalist makes for a rare and exciting time to observe, photograph and identify ducks, geese raptors and host of smaller Ron Hellbusch birds in the midst of their annual seasonal travels. Tours will start at the Nature Center on Nov. 24 and Dec. 22. This big December event is a popular annual Week-long Sale & Holiday Open house at the Nature Center.

• Take your kids to the park; take a ball; take nerf guns and chase them around; bring neighbor kids • Take an evening walk around the neighborhood. Maybe, if you see somebody putting up Christmas decorations (yes, there are plenty of people doing that already), stop and chat, encourage them, offer them a hand. That’s a much better spirit to get into than we’ve been in the last few months. • Plan, today, where you are going to go on Thanksgiving morning to help pass out meals to the homeless. And, yes, that was intentional, not a glitch of cut-and-paste. You see, there are many more things that unite us than that divide us. We, as a community, are not broken — we’re not perfect, but we’re not broken. And every two years we go through this exercise where we try to establish sides and then mark our territories. But the reality is that we are really much better off than we appear to be on the evening news. So, get out of your confirmationbias-loop, and go check back in with your community. You’ll feel much better for it. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His new novel, “Charon’s Blade,” will be available soon. His opinions are not necessarily those of Colorado Community Media.

of Interlocken (first phase). They will never get a private investor as partner because CDOT and DRCOG have said that the project will not get State or Federal funds as did E-470 and the NW Parkway. Planned improvements to the free roads in North Jeffco are already being made, making the unaffordable Parkway unnecessary. Dick Sugg, Golden

Creative gifts for kids and stocking stuffers makeup unique Christmas items for kids with a once a year 20 percent holiday discount. A not to miss event is the annual Holiday Open House at Barr Lake State Park. There is virtually something for everyone, including refreshments and time with Park staff. A full day includes the 9 am bird walks, craft making at 10am-2pm and an 11 am winter bird feeding workshop you can take home and enjoy in your own yard, plus an opportunity to explore the Park trails on your own. A growing special event is offered by reservation, that being Full Moon Hikes. Explore the sights and sounds at Barr Lake State Park during the rising full moon period. It is amazing how active the Park is at twilight! Call the Park about toddler activi-

ties. The Park Elves share time, stories and food with small toddlers 3-6; join the kids New Year’s Eve noon party and toddler story time Nov. 1 and Dec. 6, plus Christmas parade of lights in December. For adults the Beer for the Birds Fundraiser at Big Choice Brewery 21 south 1st Avenue in Brighton is an annual gathering of Park supporters set for Nov. 30 5-8 p.m. Another opportunity to raise money for wildlife programs at the Park is the Wrapping for Tips at Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops at Northfield Center near Quebec Street and I-70.Shops December 16th and 20th 10am-8pm. These programs and host of other equally fun, educational and exciting experiences await families at Barr Lake State Park. A call to 303-6596005 will open up many ways to enjoy the fall season and coming holidays.

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Eating vegan for the season

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Options for dining out — or in — during the holidays BY ALEX DEWIND ADEWIND@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM


ason Miller grew up in a small mountain town on the Western Slope of Colorado and in an agricultural community in Montana. He often hunted with his father, a taxidermist. They ate venison nearly every day. When he was 19, Miller started to question his lifestyle. “Most of that meat I saw killed and even participated in the hunt,” Miller, now a Littleton resident, said. “At a certain point, it started to add up on me.” That year, Miller, now 47, became a vegetarian. A year later, for the welfare of all animals, he switched to a vegan diet. The diet is referred to by many health organizations as the strictest form of vegetarianism. Vegans abstain from all animal-based products — meat, eggs and dairy. Some reject wool and leather products. Around the corner is the holiday season. The time of year typically involves celebrating with friends and family, indulging in rich roasts and decadent, dairy-filled deserts — items that are not on a vegan’s list of things to eat. SEE VEGAN, P15


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of cooking water. Transfer the potatoes and garlic to a bowl, and dispose rosemary and thyme. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher and add cooking water to reach desired consistency. Meringues Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 25 Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional). Directions: Preheat oven to 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment paper. Drain chickpeas and save 1/2 cup of liquid from the can. Pour chickpea liquid into a bowl and add the cream of tartar. Beat mixture using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, as you continually beat until glossy peaks form, about 20 minutes; beat in vanilla extract until well incorporated. Spoon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into small circles, about 1 inch in diameter, onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 90 minutes, until the meringues are firm and come away easily from the parchment paper. Remove from the oven and allow at least 15 minutes to cool. Source:

or the entire second half of the 20th century and beyond, most Americans were presented with one perspective on the island nation of Cuba. Thanks to governmental changes in both nations, many are gaining a better understanding of the nation than ever before. That all important cultural and environmental exploration can begin at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s, 2001 Colorado Blvd., new exhibition, “¡CUBA!” This familyfriendly exhibition — presented in English and Spanish — is free with general admission entry. “The exhibits covers many aspects of Cuba, both as a natural ecosystem and as a culture,” said Hugo Valdez, museum programs specialist at the museum. “It is important we proCOMING vided new perspecATTRACTIONS tives on the island. We want people to know how vibrant the culture is there.” The island nation is actually an archipelago of more than 4,000 islands and keys, and home to 11 Clarke Reader million people. Cuba is also one of the region’s most ecologically diverse countries, with the Caribbean’s healthiest coral reefs, most significant wetlands and largest rainforest. The main feature of the exhibition is a replica plaza, which gives attendees the chance to learn more about day-to-day life in a Cuban town. By wandering through the plaza, visitors can learn about everything from dominoes, foods and coffee and music that can be heard on a local radio station. There’s also information on the nation’s 16 baseball teams and the vintage cars that make Cuban streets such a colorful and nostalgic means of travel. On the more natural side, visitors can explore re-creations of the island’s habitats, with lifelike models representing its distinctive wildlife, both modern and extinct, and live lizards. About 50 percent of Cuba’s plants and 32 percent of its vertebrate animals are endemic, found only on the island. As is the case with every exhibit, the museum has integrated the Denver community into the proceedings, adding live musical and dance performances at various times SEE READER, P15

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during the exhibition’s run, and contributing to exhibits with profiles and personal mementos from local Cuban Americans. “Cuba is not a stagnant country with a lot of movement on a lot of fronts, especially recently,” Valdez said. “We hope the exhibit will bring down some of the walls people have and to ignite their curiosity. I want attendees to say, ‘What else is there in Cuba?’” Find more information at www.dmns. org/cuba.

But with the right amount of planning and communication, vegans like Miller make it work.

You’ve got mail — from Polynesia Who better to give audiences a window into a new culture than one of the demigods that helped create it in the first place. That’s the plan at The BiTSY Stage, 1137 S. Huron St. in Denver, with their - new production of “Aloha: Postcards from Polynesia.” This family-friendly show runs through Nov. 18. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and noon at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All performances are free, but donations are accepted. Written and directed by Samantha McDermott, “Aloha” is the 10th adaptation mof international folk tales presented by The Bitsy Stage. The show takes audiences on a tour of the islands of Polynesia with demi-god Maui, while he shares of the islands’ creation. The theater’s adaptations of international folk tales celebrate the things all people have in common while exploring the differences that make the world so rich. Reservations can be made at www.

Plan ahead For people on a vegan diet, planning ahead is key, said Cynthia Dormer, a registered dietitian and assistant professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. “Plan ahead what your meal is going to be,” Dormer said. “Find things that you really enjoy and that are special to you so that you can enjoy the holiday.” That’s easy for Miller, who buys meat and dairy substitutes at the local grocery store. His favorite during the holiday season is a tofu “tofurkey” breast with stuffing inside. For dessert, his freezer is stocked with vegan ice cream, which is typically made with a coconut or almond milk substitute. “There are so many options now,” Miller said. “There’s always some central dish that you can have.” Vegans looking to dine out have options. On Thanksgiving Day from noon to 7 p.m., Native Foods Café, 680 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, will offer a buffet special with all-vegan options. Menu items are a plant-based roast, shepherd’s pie, apple-cider braised Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy, among other holiday favorites. Adults pay $29.99, kids 12 and under cost $14.99 and


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for eating their favorite food, that can cause some conflict.” In Miller’s experience, many people view eating vegan as too challenging and expensive. “It’s a matter of finding the right replacements and I can guarantee all of those things are out there,” Miller said. “It’s so doable.” Scott Spears hopes to make it easier for meat eaters and vegans to dine together in the future. He is behind Arvada’s first vegan, plant-based eatery that will also have protein add-ons on the menu. His restaurant, All Raddish, is expected to open in early 2019 across the street from School House Kitchen and Libations, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., which he also owns. “It’s really hard to go out and eat,” Spears, a vegetarian, said of eating vegan. “Strictly vegan restaurants do a great job, but there aren’t a lot of them.”

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school, it will come back to the board in December for approval. Enrollment would be offered through Enroll Jeffco as one of the option schools in January. “The timeline is fairly tight,” said board president Ron Mitchell. “We can’t string this out for the next three months and still open this school.” The one hour allotted time slot for discussion before the board’s regularly scheduled meeting was not enough for the board to feel comfortable with the information presented to them. “The problem here is that there are several more questions I think need to be explored,” Mitchell said. Because of this, Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass recommended that the board add a special meeting to their calendar later in November to complete the discussion and work individually with board members to address specific questions and concerns. As of print, that date for the special meeting was not yet decided.


An oil and gas company is asking for state permits to drill near a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, but it’s unclear whether any of the wells would extend under the site. Highlands Natural Resources Corp., registered in the United Kingdom, submitted plans dated Oct. 12 for up to 31 wells in unspecified location near the former Rocky Flats plant northwest of Denver. Rocky Flats manufactured

plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. After a $7 billion cleanup, most of the site became a national wildlife refuge, but the central area where waste is buried is controlled by the U.S. Energy Department. Other proposed developments, including a nearby planned toll road, and dirt trails on the Rocky Flats refuge itself has spawned criticism, protests and lawsuits from those worried about what buried contamination might be spread by such activity. Highlands Natural Resources

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said its proposed drilling sites are outside the refuge but did not say whether any wells would use directional drilling techniques to reach under the site. The company also recently released a statement announcing that it planned to submit applications for a total of 104 drilling sites across Colorado, ahead of the Nov. 4 general election where statewide ballot measure Proposition 112 could increase setback requirements for all new well sites.

Colorado’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program will kick off the 2018-19 season with a new online application process for individuals and families needing heating assistance. Enrollment for the 2018-19 program started Nov. 1 and continues through April 30. “With the new online application process, individuals can apply from any device, or they can still visit one of our county locations,” Theresa Kullen, LEAP manager, said in a news release. “We believe everyone who needs assistance is going to find this is easier, takes less time and overall the whole process is more efficient.” Applications can be accessed through LEAP’s website at www., which links to the state’s CO PEAK system for online application, which consolidates resources in one easy-to-use location. For program eligibility, candidates must pay home heating costs directly to a utility company or landlord as part of their rent, be a permanent

legal resident of the United States and Colorado or have a legal U.S. citizen in the household. A family household income cannot surpass 165 percent of the federal poverty index. If approved, LEAP payments are usually made directly to the primary heating vendor and a notice is sent to individuals regarding the benefit amount. Last year, approximately 65,000 applications were approved with assistance averaging $337 to $674 across the state. Other benefits provided by the program include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system. To determine the monthly income eligibility according to the household size, visit cdhs/program-eligibility. LEAP is a federally-funded program that helps Coloradans pay a portion of home heating costs during the winter. “For those not comfortable with online processes, applications can still be faxed, mailed or delivered to the appropriate county/contractor LEAP office,” Kullen said. Call Heat Help at 1-866-432-8435.

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Colorado-based 98th Signal Battalion prepares for deployment This marks the battalion’s first full deployment since WWII BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

For Capt. Justin Brown, an Arvada resident, deployment means leaving his family and friends behind. It means leaving beautiful Colorado, missing ski season and racking up his mountain bike. But it also means supporting a mission he believes in. A mission dedicated to ensuring freedoms of those abroad who are under threat. Brown is one of over 60 men and women from across Colorado who are preparing to deploy just after Thanksgiving with the U.S. Army Reserve 98th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Alpha Co., which is based in the Denver metro area. This deployment marks the battalion’s first full deployment since departing to the Pacific Theater in 1943 during World War II. It is also the first time they’ve deployed as members of America’s Army Reserve, as the battalion was an active-duty unit during WWII. During this deployment, the 98th — part of the 335th Signal Command (Theater) — will provide and manage communication and information sys-

SUPPORT THE TROOPS Support a Soldier is a non-partisan charitable organization that raises funds to purchase needed gear for deployed troops. To get involved, email or visit USO Denver provides support for soldiers and families. To get involved, email or visit tems to keep ground force commanders connected to the front-line troops in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Spartan Shield in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. According to the U.S. Army Reserve, Spartan Shield and the soldiers that support it, play a role both in deterring regional aggression and reacting to possible threats within the Middle East. The 98th is a crucial part to this mission in keeping the communication channels open between U.S. and coalition partners. “Deployments are an honor,” said Brig. Gen. Dion Moten at a deployment ceremony held Nov. 4 at Origin Hotel in Golden. “It is an honor to our confidence in them and to their preparations medically, physically and tactically.” At the deployment ceremony, Lt. Gov Donna Lynne talked about the 17 uninterrupted years the U.S. Armed Forces has been deploying to combat missions. “This burden born by you and your fellow service members is one that


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Specialist Alan Rock holds the flag for the 98th Signal Battalion during a deployment ceremony held Nov. 4. PHOTOS BY SHANNA FORTIER we cannot acknowledge enough,” said Lynne, the daughter of two Navy veterans. “We know the work that you are doing is trying to make us stay safe in our country but also around the world.” Lt. Col. Joseph Miller, commander of the 98th, said that while the unit is deployed, the most important thing the community can do is support the soldiers and their families. The support that family members give deploying soldiers is something Moten acknowledged at the ceremony — which was standing room only with civilian attendees. “It means a lot to us standing here in uniform to know that we have you behind us,“ Moten told families in attendance. “We couldn’t do what we do without you.”

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THINGS to DO this week’s TOP FIVE Jefferson Symphony Showcase: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden; and Saturday, Nov. 10 at Rockley Recital Hall, 8555 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Call 303-278-4237 or go to


Aquila Theatre: Frankenstein: 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday Nov. 8-9 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-987-7845 or go to for tickets. Aquila Theatre is one of the foremost producers of touring classical theater in the United States. The House of Yes: 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 at Red Rocks Community Theater, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Go to For adult audiences. “The Dining Room”: through Nov. 11 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Evergreen Players show looks at the upper middle-class WASP. Call 303-6744934 or go to “Educating Rita”: through Nov. 11 at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 720-898-7200 or go to educating-rita. Oct. 20 performance is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. “Seussical”: through Dec. 29 at Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Call 720-898-7200 or go to


Live Music: Celtic Content: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to https:// Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Chamber Showcase: Saturday, Nov. 10 at Rockley Recital Hall, 8555 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Go to Mile High Community Band Holiday Concert: 6:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Alameda International Junior/Senior High School, 1255 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S.

Colorado ACTS: Aladdin: 7 p.m. Nov. 9-10, Nov. 1617 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 11455 W. Interstate 70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge. Go to “Intertwine,” Modern Dance Merges with Modern Music: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Presented by

Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-987-7845 or go to lakewood. org/lccpresents for tickets. Alasdair Fraser, regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and brilliant cellist Natalie Haas perform Scottish dance rhythms.


Springwood Retirement Campus Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6550 Yank Way, Arvada. Handmade gifts on sale. Go to http:// Teen Time: DIY Candles: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to https://jeffcolibrary. org/ Registration is required. Arvada Center Fall Exhibitions: “Virgina Maitland Retrospective,” through Nov. 11 in the Main Gallery. Go to full-circle-virginia-maitland. “Laura Merage: Nausy Nausy,” through Dec. 23 in the Theatre Galery. Go to laura-merage-nausy-nausy. “Connected by Color,” through Nov. 11 in the Upper Gallery. Go to https:// International Christmas Bazaar & Tea: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Hosted by the Standing Against Trafficking program. Toys, jewelry, baskets, quilts, clothing, décor items and leather goods from around the world. All proceeds go directly to a variety of organizations that fight human trafficking and injustice. Contact Lois at 720-933-6765 or Dinosaurs and Other Fantastical Creatures, Art Club: 4-5:30

Kim Robards Dance. Go to Teens After Dark: Madam Pince’s Fantastical Librarium: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Make a fantastical book with our crafty spell-crafter, Madam Pince (aka Shawn Bowman), then play some muggle putt-putt golf and catch fantastic beasts. Materials and snacks provided. Registration required. Call 303-235-5275 or visit Homesteaders’ Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Golden History Park, 11th and Arapahoe, Golden. Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the one-room schoolhouse. This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Go to

p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 21 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Led by artist Dave Sullivan. For ages 6-12. Go to com/orgs/MajesticViewNatureCenter Golden High School Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at 701 24th St., Golden. More than 90 local artists offer one-of-a-kind gifts. Free admission. Presented by the Golden High School PTA. Artists who would like to participate can contact Tammy Copper at


Messy Art: 11-11:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to Make Something: Wine Glass Snowman: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Go to https:// All supplies provided. Registration required. Discovery Play: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge. Songs, stories and hands-on fun with STEM skills. Go to Live Music: Celtic Content: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to https:// Teen Time: DIY Candles: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to https://jeffcolibrary. org/ Registration is required. Bessie’s Hope Bowl-A-Rama:

Saturday, Nov. 10 at Brunswick Zone, 9150 Harlan St., Westminster; AMF Littleton Lanes, 2530 E. County Line Road; and AMF Monaco Lanes, 6767 Leetsdale Drive. Register team at and start collecting donations (minimum $40 donations to participate). Participation includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, beverage and goodie bag. Prizes for collecting most donations. Bessie’s Hope offers intergenerational programs for nursing home elders. Jeffco Eats Empty Bowl Project Gala: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Hampton Inn, 137 Union Blvd., Lakewood. Dinner, drinks, silent auction, entertainment. Ticket includes a handcrafted ceramic bowl made by students in Jefferson County. Go to Discovery Play: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge. Songs, stories and hands-on fun with STEM skills. Go to Flowers of Golden: A Celebration of Caring: 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. (enter a red door off 15th). Space is limited; go to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/2nd-annual-flavors-ofgolden-a-celebration-of-caringtickets-51141154570 for details and to register.

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BYOB(ook) Group: A Book With Characters From a Culture Other Than Your Own: 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Read any book from the theme and join in discussion. Go to Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club-ers and Friends: 7-9 a.m. Mondays at Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner, 10151 W. 26th. All Republicans, especially women, students and youth invited. Cost is $5, plus pay for any food ordered. Upcoming speakers: Nov. 12, Marianne Goodland, reporter for Colorado Politics; Nov. 19, Nat Weeks, cogent thoughts about Thanksgiving; Nov. 26, Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, “So What About All This November 6 Election Foderol?”; Dec. 3 Laura Carno, shares latest public policy adventures.

Lifetree Cafe: Military Personnel Honored: noon Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada. “Saluting Those Who Serve” features a screening of the award-winning short film “Memories of the Tuskegee Airmen.” The film includes interviews with surviving airmen and shares the story of their struggle, as black Americans, to serve their country as pilots during World War II. Contact Tim Lindeman at 303-424-4454 or tlindeman@

The Great Courses: Watch & Discuss Meetup: The Promise of Enlightenment: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to https://jeffcolibrary. org Watch a 30-minute episode and then engage in 45 minutes of round-table discussion while enjoying snacks. Olde Town Photographic Society: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Go to https:// Each session features a different discussion topic or brief workshop with time to share your images, ask questions, and give and receive feedback. SEE CALENDAR, P22

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Teen Trivia Night: Stranger Things: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to

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Using Spreadsheets in Genealogy: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden. Presented by Beth Benko, professional genealogist with 30 years of experience as a software developer. Go to www. Let’s Dance: 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to Holiday Craft Fair Open House: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at Warm Hearts Warm Babies, 6429 Miller St., Suite D, Arvada. Admission is free. Go to http://

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History’s Mysteries, A Murder Mystery: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or visit www. Famous figures from history team up with your favorite detectives in this story of deceit, mischief and betrayal.


Free Medication Review: 1:303:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. to for a 20-minute appointment. Bring your pill bottles (prescription, overthe-counter, supplements). CU School of Pharmacy students review your medications and check that you are taking them in a beneficial manner. Introduction to Mindfulness: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Damselfly YogaSpa, 12500 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Learn some mindfulness practices that can be immediately applied to our lives. Bring soft fabric for the Saint Joan of Arc Sewing Group to make small pillows and sleep turbans for those touched by cancer. Go to www. Alzheimer’s Support Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to Specifically designed for caregivers. Refreshments provided. Gentle Yoga: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Go to Mats provided or bring your own. Registration is required.

Grain Free for the Holidays with Natural Grocers: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-235-5275 or visit www. Learn from an expert nutritional health coach from Natural Grocers the best ways to incorporate this eating style during the tempting holiday season. 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 residence. Call 303-431-6481 to see if you qualify.


League Examines Climate Reality: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at American Legion Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Speaker provided by the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting climate action around the world. Contact Karmen 303-423-8332 or go to The Great Courses: Watch & Discuss Meetup: The Promise of Enlightenment: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Go to Watch a 30-minute episode and then

engage in 45 minutes of roundtable discussion while enjoying snacks.

Arvada West High School Choice Enrollment Night: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Learn about Arvada West, meet teachers and tour the school. Call 303-982-1303 or go to cms/One.aspx?portalId=62796 5&pageId=927232. Eleanor Roosevelt: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Lakewood Reserve, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. Active Minds program. Call 303-742-4800 to RSVP. Exploring the Great Ideas: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Discussion group dedicated to exploring how we engage in classic, timeless philosophical pursuits every day of our lives. Call 303-235-5275 or visit www.

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Arvada West comes up short in 2nd round of state tourney

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day


Arvada West junior Judah Johnston (17) tries to get past Arapahoe junior Garrett Lyles (18) during the first half Halloween night at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. A-West had its season come to an end with a 1-0 loss to Arapahoe in the second round of the Class 5A boys soccer state tournament. PHOTOS BY DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LITTLETON — It was the soccer version of the hurry-up offensive play that helped Arapahoe’s boys soccer team advance to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. The No. 8-seeded Warriors scored in the 15th minute on a lightning quick throw-in, centering pass and tap-in goal to take a 1-0 victory over No. 9 Arvada West on a chilly Halloween night at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Arapahoe’s leading scorer — senior Cameron Gail — did most of the work taking a quick throw-in deep in A-West’s end. Gail was able to center a pass before the Wildcats’ defense could close in. The pass eventually found the foot of sophomore Jay Wolf who banged it past A-West senior goalie Latham Kleckner. “I just knew we had the pace on them. So, I need I had to take a run on the outside,” Gail said talking about his assist on the lone goal of the night. “I got the cross in and (Wolf) made a run in front of his guy and got his foot on it. It was amazing.” Arapahoe (14-1-2 record) moved on to get a crack at top-seeded and undefeated Fairview (17-1). The Warriors defeated the No. 1 Knights 1-0 in Boulder to advance to the 5A semifinals Thursday, Nov. 7, at Echo Park Stadium in Parker.

“I just think we weren’t ready to defend,” said A-West coach Troy Gette, who admitted the Wildcats had another slow start that has plagued them this season. “They kind of went fast on us and we weren’t ready yet.” The Wildcats (13-4) did produce a handful of scoring chances after trailing 1-0. Senior Evan Keasling had a hard shot saved by Arapahoe senior goalie Spencer Cobb in the 23rd minute of the first half. A-West sophomore Gabe Schultz and junior Judah Johnston provided pressure in the second half, but the Wildcats couldn’t manage to get the equalizing goal. “I thought we played hard in the second half,” Gette said. “I really think we dominated in the second half. We just didn’t score.” A-West’s previous deepest playoff run was in 2015. The Wildcats advanced to the 5A state quarterfinals. A-West has never won a boys soccer state championship. Gette will return a solid squad that includes all his top scorers. “The experience in playoffs is huge. You have to view it as a one-game tournament every playoff game,” Gette said. “This experience will hopefully carry over for next year.” Arapahoe had back-to-back state quarterfinal appearances in 2015 and 2016. The Warriors are looking to win their sixth boys soccer state title. It has been more than two decades —

A- West sophomore Noah Kanagy (3) gets his foot on the ball in front of Arapahoe senior Zander Hahn during the Class 5A second-round state playoff game Halloween night at Littleton. A-West had its season come to an end with a 1-0 loss. 1997 — since Arapahoe lifted the 5A boys soccer state trophy. Dennis Pleuss is a communications specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go to

olorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the Denver Coliseum. Now, here comes that word “however,” which usually means the statement that follows contradicts the previous words. So when Gilfert says to have fun, she knows that isn’t easy when putting in the hard work, trying to win and OVERTIME having to deal with adversity presented during matches and tournaments. The message Gilfert was sending was that it going to get tougher at the next level so have fun in high school. Jim Benton Gilfert played in the state tournament when she was a four-year volleyball starter and letter winner, plus a two-season captain at Legend. She set school single-season records for hitting percentage (.428) and blocks (158) as a junior. She also lettered in track and field. “The biggest advice I have for the girls playing in the tournament is to just have fun and enjoy those moments,” said Gilfert. “Enjoy who they are playing with and also enjoy volleyball because some of them are seniors and they might be going to the next level or they might not be. So for some, it could be their last time playing and you want it to be a positive experience and you learn so much stuff from those experiences in volleyball. “We have so much responsibility in college that fun is not an option. You have weights in the morning, practice, traveling and there is so much more that comes with the higher level of volleyball.” The 6-foot redshirt sophomore is a middle blocker/right-side hitter who is having a banner season at CMU this season. Gilfert, a transfer from Northern Arizona, leads NCAA Division II in hitting percentage at .453 and has recorded five 20-plus kill efforts. She is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference leader in hitting percentage and also ranks high in kills, total points and blocking. Gilfert, as of Nov, 1, led all three NCAA divisions in hitting percentage and she is on pace to break school records for hitting percentage. This season she became CMU’s first ever American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Player of the Week. SEE BENTON, P24

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She has been selected as the RMAC Player of the Week three times so far this season. She said playing in the CHSAA state tournament helped her and can help others. “It helps you just because when you play there, there is so much happening around you, like there are other courts around you and there are a lot of fans,” she explained. “When you reach that higher level there are all those other distractions and you have to learn to tune them out. Playing in a tournament like the state tournament prepares you for that.” Bye week to get better Eight football teams enjoyed a bye in the Class 5A playoffs and got a week off before second-round games scheduled to be played on Nov. 10. ThunderRidge was awarded the No. 8 seed and earned a first-round bye,

along with Valor Christian, Columbine, Cherry Creek, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Ralston Valley and Pomona. “It is definitely unchartered waters for Colorado high school playoffs to have a bye week,” said ThunderRidge coach Doug Nisenson. “The grind of the season, we played 10 straight games and we had our camp right at the end of July and then had a week off before the official start date. So it’s good to have a chance to rest a little and refocus on some littler things that can’t always be addressed the week of games. He said teams on a hot streak may not like the bye, but it can help those teams that are dealing with injuries. “If you are banged up, there is no doubt the bye is helpful,” he said. Rest is good but teams have to maintain their routines. With the extra time and not having to install a game plan during the first week of the bye, teams can go over some basics. Jim Benton is a sports writer for CCM. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at or at 303-566-4083.






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Golden gives Dakota Ridge a fight Two quick TD’s almost let Demons play spoiler BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s football players and coaches were in an awkward position Nov. 2 at Jeffco Stadium cheering for rival Chatfield to win. “It’s going to be awful, but we are hoping for the best right now,” Dakota Ridge senior Josh Roybal said of rooting for Chatfield to defeat Bear Creek in the Class 4A Jeffco League finale. Dakota Ridge (6-4, 4-1) took care of its business with a 3417 victory over Golden on Nov. 1 at Trailblazer Stadium. The win gave the Eagles at least a share of the conference title. The Eagles grabbed the automatic bid as the Class 4A Jeffco League champion when Chatfield defeated Bear Creek 44-11 on Friday night at Jeffco Stadium. Dakota Ridge and rival Chatfield finish tied for the league title, but the Eagles’ 31-21 head-to-head victory over the Chargers on Oct. 18 gave Dakota Ridge the tiebreaker and conference title. When the dust settled in what was a wild 4A Jeffco

Eagles with two teams in the postseason

League, Dakota Ridge (No. 11 seed) and Chatfield (No. 13 seed) will represent the conference in the 4A state tournament that begins this week. Golden (5-5, 1-4) put an early damper on the playoff scenario for Dakota Ridge. The Demons jumped out to an early 14-0 lead with an 11-play, 65-yard opening scoring drive capped off with a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback David O’Connell. On the Eagles’ first offensive snap, Dakota Ridge quarterback Ben Biffinger was intercepted by senior Jack Walters who returned it 42 yards for another Demons’ touchdown. “This year we have battled every single game and battled to the end,” Golden coach Jared Yannacito said. “We weren’t going to change that this week.” However, Dakota Ridge regrouped and ended up outscoring the Demons 34-3 the rest of the way. The Eagles had five rushing touchdown and forced five Golden turnovers to rally for the victory. “I was never really nervous. We’ve been down before,” Dakota Ridge senior running back Jered Garcia said. “I knew we would battle back. We’ve done it multiple times this season. I trust all of my boys (offensive line) up front. I knew we would do it.”


Parents in need whose children attend Allendale, Arvada K-8, Arvada Head Start, Campbell, Foster, Fremont, Fitzmorris, Kullerstrand, Lawrence, Little, Parr, Peck, Pennington, Secrest, Swanson, Thomson and Vanderhoof are referred to the Santa House by the schools. These parents might otherwise

Faith Christian running back Erick Granados looks to make a move while teammate Brian Turner (83) blocks during the Nov. 3 game against the Eagles longtime rival Kent Denver. Faith Christian won the neutral playoff game 9-7, advancing to the next round of the playoffs.



Girls Volleyball return to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament with two 3-0 set sweeps of Liberty Common and Lamar high schools. The girls earned the #8 overall seed compared to the #4 seed they received last season. Set one against Liberty Common proved to be the toughest set of the night as it took a 30-28 score to win. Liberty Common had 3 set points but could not close out Faith. The Eagles took set two and three in a much tidier fashion and set up a chance to win the region if they could beat Lamar. It took Lamar 5 sets to defeat Liberty Common including being down 2 sets to 1 and having to win 2 straight sets. Faith played three competitive sets with Lamar but still took the match win and advance a return to the Denver Coliseum this Thursday where the Eagles will play Resurrection Christian in the first round of the 3A state tournament. Football marches on The Eagles reached new heights in football as well, as Faith Christian defeated Kent

be unable to afford gifts, and at the Santa House they can select donated gifts for their elementary and middle school children, and siblings ages infant through 12. Donations should be new and unwrapped. Possibilities include dolls, learning toys and games, books, crayons, coloring books, trucks, cars, sports balls, skateboards, tricycles, bicycles, board games, craft kits, remote control toys, pre-teen jewelry, hand held computer games, girls’ purses, Superheroes toys, knit gloves,

scarves, underwear and socks. Stocking stuffers are also accepted. Financial donation are also welcome any time, especially early in the collection drive. Checks should be made payable to AWRSAY with Santa House on the memo line. Bring checks to any Apex PRD facility, mail them to RRCC Foundation, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Box 1, Lakewood, CO 80228-1255 or drop them off at the Santa House. This year, the Santa House will be located in the North Ridge Shopping


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Denver on Nov. 3 with a score of 9-7. Kent Denver took the opening drive right down the field, aided by two 15 yard Faith penalties, and scored on a 6 yard touchdown run by Seth Lindsay. Both teams exchanged punts through most of the first half until Faith turned a Kent Denver turnover into 3 points to trail at halftime 7-3. Faith used halftime to regroup and took the first drive of the second half 60 yards, ending in a 1 yard David Nagy touchdown. Faith hung on to the lead until the fourth quarter when Kent Denver put together a drive. Faith was able to stop the SunDevils inside the 10 yard line with 2 minutes on the clock. Kent Denver had 3 points in sight but the FG was wide right. The Eagles got the final 1st down of the game which allowed them to run out the clock and secure a round of 16 victory. The victory over Kent Denver snaps a steak of defeats dating back to 2009 when Faith last defeated Kent Denver 21-0 in the 2009 State Championship game. Faith will now take on the top seed Bayfield in the Round of 8, the game is scheduled to be at Faith Christian Friday evening, Nov. 9.

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Center — at the southwest corner of the intersection of 80th and Wadsworth, west of thePublic old Hobby Lobby Notice store and Black and Read record store. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Hours and dates for toy donations NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at theat meeting of the Citya.m. Council held on the Santa HouseArvada are 10 toto1be p.m. MONDAY, November 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Road, \ArNovember 27, 28, Building, 29 and8101 30.Ralston The Santa CO, City Council will hold a public hearing House isvada open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider themSanta for final passage and 4-8 and Dec. 11-15. The House isadoption. For the full text version in electronic form closed Sundays and Mondays. click on Curgo to, rent Legal Notices, then click on the title of the For more information, visit apexordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printedto form in the City or direct inquiries Info@ Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions.

City and County Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the Arvada City Council to be held on MONDAY, November 19, 2018, at 6:30 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. CB18­044: An Ordinance Approving the Second Amendment to the City of Arvada Deferred Compensation Plan CB18­045: An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Light Industrial Use (Warehousing and Distribution) for Factory Motor Parts, 6510 Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 100 CB18­046: An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Live-Work Use in the P-1 (Professional Office) District for Lantern Home Group-Live/Work, 7901 Ralston

CB18­044: An Ordinance Approving the Second Amendment to the City of Arvada Deferred Compensation Plan CB18­045: An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Light Industrial Use (Warehousing and Distribution) for Factory Motor Parts, 6510 Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 100 CB18­046: An Ordinance Approving a Conditional Use Permit to Allow for a Live-Work Use in the P-1 (Professional Office) District for Lantern Home Group-Live/Work, 7901 Ralston Road CB18­047: An Ordinance Amending Section 98-68, Reports by Vendor; Payment of Tax, of Article III, Sales and Use Tax, of Chapter 98, Taxation, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Vendor Fees CB18­048: An Ordinance Amending Section 98-70, Exempt Sales, and Section 98-78, Exemptions, of Article III, Sales and Use Tax, of Chapter 98, Taxation, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Agreements to Effectuate Exemptions

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