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FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR: Area professionals share their skills abroad P14
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
THE HARD WAY:
Pomona beats Regis for state title rematch, but at a cost P24 THINKING SMALL: Arvada merchants celebrate Small Business Saturday P4
MAYORAL: City leaders talk homeless issue and more P5
THE BOTTOM LINE
‘We were at the heart of nuclear weapons production during the Cold War. Rocky Flats has left a devastating legacy that we cannot forget.’ Kristen Iversen, author | P18 INSIDE
VOICES: PAGE 10 | LIFE: PAGE 14 | CALENDAR: PAGE 20 | SPORTS: PAGE 24
VOLUME 12 | ISSUE 28
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MY NAME IS
support and offering safety information as well as incident updates, and for the city where I use my public relations skills to increase awareness, consensus and involvement in city projects and special events. The people who work for the city are warm, welcoming and patient as I learn all I can about the City of Wheat Ridge. Everyone has been very appreciative of my small contribution to the team during the short period of time I’ve been here.
City of Wheat Ridge’s new public information officer About me I was born at West Point, New York. You can’t get more Army brat than that. Growing up, our family traveled all around the country, and to Germany. I attended Boulder High for two years and then we moved to Rhode Island for my senior year. Who would turn down a year at the beach? I returned to Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University and came back again in 1990 — to Golden this time. I am an avid hiker, skier, mountain and road cyclist, and scuba dive whenever I can. After many years skiing ice on the east coast, I am loving my annual pass for Copper Mountain and Winter Park, with an occasional day at Loveland. My career Public relations became my passion
Sara Spaulding, the new Wheat Ridge public information officer, worked for Swedish Medical Center during the 1990s. COURTESY PHOTO in the early 1990s when I landed my dream job at Swedish Medical Center. I responded on behalf of the hospital for the crash of an AirLife medical helicopter and when students were shot at Columbine High School. It was then I realized the kind of contribution I could make as a public information officer. My career progressed to include positions with Denver Health and Hospitals, the Mile High Red Cross, the American Humane Association
and a long, fulfilling tenure as the vice president of marketing/communications with the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Within Jefferson County, of 428,257 registered voters, 338,638 cast ballots this year. The article included an error in the number of cast ballots.
In the Hometown Holidays Nov. 24 insert, the Arvada event “Santa visits the Apex Center” listed an incorrect address. The Dec. 10 Santa visit will take place at the Apex Center — 13150
Coming to Wheat Ridge I have often driven to Wheat Ridge to shop or through it on my way to downtown Denver. It’s been fun to see the improvements and changes over time. I was excited at the opportunity to work as the PIO for the police department, building community
A special community I love the sense of community here and how deeply residents and business owners care about their city. There are fun restaurants, some funky shops and great community events that bring people together to celebrate living in Wheat Ridge. Coming to work in Wheat Ridge every day I feel energized, excited and focused on making a significant contribution for those who work and live in the community. If you have suggestions for My Name Is ..., contact Clarke Reader at creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com
The Nov. 17 edition of the paper included a front-page article about the outcome of local races in the 2016 election, with the headline “People may have stuck with what they knew.”
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ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Sage Dentistry to host free dental day Sage Dentistry of Arvada, located at 16205 W. 64th Ave., Suite 200, in Arvada, will host a free day of dental care 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Services will be offered on a first come, first serve basis for cleanings, fillings and basic extractions. The day is Dr. Sage Pollack’s way of giving back to the community in need. Arvada Tigers Rugby Club to host informational meeting Arvada Tigers Rugby Club will host an information meeting for middle and high school boys interested in playing rugby 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Arvada Police Lake Arbor Station, 8104 Vance Drive, Arvada. Tigers
Rugby Football Club represents the northwest Denver Metro area in its 14th year. The club trains interested players from Arvada, Arvada West, Golden, Ralston Valley, Pomona, Standley Lake, Broomfield, Legacy, and Holy Family High Schools; and Jefferson Academy. Sky Zone bounces in Sky Zone Trampoline Park has opened a new park in Arvada The business features all-walled trampoline couts, designed for fun and fitness. Sky Zone will feature gladiator jousting, a tramp basketball court, and foam pit. Sky Zone Arvada is located at 7330 W. 52nd Ave. For more information,
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Golden Real Estate Is Taking Colorado Gives Day to the Next Level
Colorado Gives Day (Dec. 6th this year) The website makes it easy to give online has become a popular annual tradition, when and only charges participating organizations it comes to supporting Colorado’s non-profit 2% of each donation to cover credit card and community. The day is sponother fees and to keep the websored by a year-round website, REAL ESTATE site sustainable. www.ColoradoGives.org, which Golden Real Estate wants to TODAY was created in 2007 by the Comjoin you in supporting these or munity First Foundation, with any other organization listed on www.ColoradoGives.org. Here’s support from Colorado-based how we propose to do that. FirstBank. Over 2,000 Colorado If you agree to use Golden charities with 501(c)(3) status Real Estate in the sale or pur(making donations to them taxchase of real estate anytime in deductible) have registered with the next 12 months — not just the organization and are listed now — we will donate 10% of our on that website. Looking through earned commission to the charity the site, these are some of the organizations that speak to me By JIM SMITH, you name. The only requirement is that you contact me before and/or my broker associates at Realtor® Dec. 31, 2016, and that you menGolden Real Estate. Maybe they speak to you too, and you’ll consider donat- tion this offer and indicate which charity ing to them on Dec. 6 — or anytime, since you’d like to receive our donation. The donathe website is a year-round mechanism for tion will be made in your honor. As an immediate thank you for registering charitable giving. Housing & Homelessness Related: for this program, I’ll make a $25 cash donaHabitat for Humanity tion to the charity you have named, explainDenver Rescue Mission ing that a bigger donation may be coming. Colorado Realtor Foundation Registering for this offer does not obligate Warren Village you to actually buy or sell any real estate. It Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. simply assures us that you will use Golden Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Real Estate when and if you buy or sell Family Promise of Greater Denver Clean Energy & Sustainability: Energy Resource Center Last week, an editorial in the Denver Energy Outreach Colorado Post supported CDOT’s study of a Vehicle Colorado Renewable Energy Society Miles Traveled (VMT) tax. As the owner of Clean Energy Action two electric vehicles (EV’s), I have enjoyed Other: being a “freeloader” when it comes to the El Porvenir construction and maintenance of the roads Autism Society of Colorado and highways I use. At the same time, I Goodwill Industries of Denver realize that more and more EV’s and highAlzheimer’s Association efficiency gasoline-powered cars mean that Christian Action Guild, Inc. our already shrinking tax revenue for road The Action Center construction and maintenance will completeGolden Backpack Program ly dry up in 10 to 20 years. Safehouse Denver, Inc. It’s only right that all vehicles using our Urban Peak Denver roads should pay their fair share of taxes to Senior Support Services build and maintain those roads. While I’m The Gathering Place fine with being a freeloader for now, at some Family Tree, Inc. point the freeloaders will outnumber those Golden Civic Foundation who are paying our road taxes, and we and Denver Dumb Friends League our vehicles will all suffer the consequences. Foothills Animal Shelter There will always be gasoline- or dieselGolden Schools Foundation
anything under the agreement, and it assures you that we will give 10% of our commission to your charity. Our commitment to do so will be spelled out in writing under “Additional Provisions” in the agency agreement which you sign. The agreement will have an expiration date of Dec. 31, 2017. Giving 10% of my commission to a charity is not new for me. For my first four years as a Realtor, I pledged 10% of all my earned commissions to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, which generated about $100,000
for that great organization. I still support Habitat for Humanity, although not at that level. However, they’re included in this offer, so I will do so again if Habitat is the charity you specify. (Applies to any affiliate of Habitat.) What’s different now is that I’m opening this offer to any of the 2,000+ non-profits that are listed on www.ColoradoGives.org. The 10% commission donation offer can be initiated by the non-profit itself. For example, Family Promise of Greater Denver and the Golden View Classical Academy have informed their supporters that if they hire Golden Real Estate and mention them when they call me, that we will donate 10% of the commission on any resulting transaction. I encourage other non-profits to contact me about creating such an agreement.
Giving back to the community is important to us at Golden Real Estate. Three of us are graduates of Leadership Golden (which, by the way, is also participating in Colorado Gives Day) and several of us volunteer for various organizations. Rita and I are both Rotarians, and Rita is taking on several commitments with our Rotary Club. I’m also a Golden Lion and a member of the board of directors of the Golden Chamber of Commerce. I’m an honorary member of the Golden Optimists for hosting their Bicycle Recycle Program in our parking lot. Broker Associate Kristi Brunel actively volunteers at the Christian Action Guild, where she is also a board member. I know other broker associates are socially active and charitable. Speaking of that organization, our office at 17695 S. Golden Road is once again a drop-off site for unwrapped toys. Help us fill our toy box by Dec. 16th. All toys go to the Christian Action Guild for their Dec. 17th “Santa Shop.”
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I’ve written about this great program that Rita and I took in January-February. There’s a free informational session about it Dec. 7, 6:30pm, at Body in Balance Wellness Center, 755 Heritage Rd.
The Gas/Diesel Tax Should Be Replaced With a Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax powered vehicles — for example big-rig trucks and earth-moving equipment — but within a very few years 80% or more of Americans will realize that EV’s economically meet their automotive needs. I predict that revenue from fuel taxes will decline by 5% to 10% per year for the next decade. That means that within two to three years, the funding crisis will become apparent enough for all legislative bodies that they’ll begin studying alternatives to the gas/diesel tax.
A VMT tax is not hard to implement, but it should be implemented on the federal level first, because we can’t switch to a VMT tax while there is still a gas tax. The VMT tax will be easy to collect via our tax returns. Tax payers would enter how many miles they traveled along with the make and model of their vehicle. They could understate their miles traveled, but will not understate it so much that they trigger an audit. The tax will still generate the revenue that is needed.
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The first 100 people in line in Olde Town Arvada on Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 26 received a free breakfast from Schoolhouse, and other discounts to mark the day. “We’re really trying to push supporting local businesses this year,” said Jean Gordon, with the Arvada Center. PHOTOS BY CLARKE READER Small businesses set up along Olde Town Arvada’s main street as part of Shop Small Saturday. One of these businesses was Thirty-One Gifts, Purses and Bags, run by Jen Naber. “We’re not just selling bags, we’re empowering women,” Naber said. “I haven’t been to Olde Town in a while, and it’s so cute here. I love how it looks now that it’s been revitalized.”
Area boy scouts help decorate the Christmas tree in the Olde Town Square during Shop Small Saturday.
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A roundtable breakfast with Study seeks to improve the metro area mayors safety on major Jeffco roads 18-month study will look at congestion, safety and future transportation needs BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
A bumper sticker that came out a while back, popular among Goldento-Boulder commuters, stated: “Pray for me, I drive 93.” Steve Glennon of Boulder referred to the bumper sticker as he mentioned that he drives CO 93 all the time. His main concern, he said, is the accidents he has witnessed through the years on the corridor. Which is why Glennon, among others, is glad the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is paying attention to safety concerns on some of Jefferson County’s major roadways. “It’s been a long time coming,” Glennon said. In partnership with the WestConnect Coalition, CDOT is starting an 18-month Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study. The study will evaluate ways to reduce congestion, improve operational performance and safety and address future transportation needs on a large stretch of corridor in Jefferson County, said Emily Wilfong, CDOT’s communications manager. The study will take place on the WestConnect corridor, which consists of C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division, U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden and CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County. The WestConnect Coalition is a steering committee of local stakeholders made up of county commissioners, city mayors and councilmembers; and a technical working group of a variety of folks, including CDOT representatives and city and county staff who deal with transportation projects and manage public works departments. Glennon is one of hundreds of community members who participated in the first round of public outreach efforts for the first segment of the study. Among the three dates of open houses — which took place Nov. 15 in Broomfield, Nov. 16 in Littleton and Nov. 17 in Golden — total turnout was about 85 community members. The same information was presented at all three meetings. In addition, CDOT had nearly 800 people participating during peak attendance of a Nov. 9 telephone town hall. More than 150 of those callers remained engaged for the duration of the call. Golden resident M.L. Richardson
WHAT ROADS WILL BE STUDIED? The WestConnect corridor consists of: • C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division • U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden • CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County appreciates that CDOT and the WestConnect coalition are taking initiative and seeking public input to best develop plans that will meet the future needs of the corridor. “We need to improve transportation in order to make travel safer along this corridor,” she said. “It’s very exciting that the various governmental entities are coming together for this.” Richardson mentioned she has seen a lot of road rage on the corridor — motorists passing on the shoulder, following too closely and speeding, she said. The road is not safe for motorists or other multimodal forms of transportation, such as for pedestrians or cyclists, Richardson said. Because everything is in early stages, there is no estimate on implementation of measures yet, Wilfong said. However, 18 months for the study was chosen because the study will be “extremely intensive.” And once solutions have been proposed that will provide optimal results for improving the roadway for the future, funding will be needed before actual projects can begin. But now that the first of the major public outreach has wrapped up, initial screening of the information can begin, said Leah Langerman, CDOT’s public involvement coordinator. There will be three levels of screening, and more opportunities for the public to get involved, she said. A telephone town hall is slated for early 2017 and another round of public hearings is expected to take place early in the summer, Langerman said. Throughout the process, CDOT will be mindful of infrastructure plans coming from local agencies, Langerman said. CDOT has been respectful with considering all the various cities’ desires for the corridor, said Anne Beierle, the deputy director of public works for the City of Golden. CDOT has an obligation to better the corridor, but is also looking into any impacts that might affect the various communities, such as noise, highway barriers and multimodal users of the roadways, Beierle added. “Their charge is transportation,” she said. But “our interests are in community.”
three questions were based on homelessness, attainable housing and supporting local police and the safety of the community. “The good news is, nationwide, the chronically homeless number declined and the unsheltered homeless declined even further — by 25 percent,” Sloan said. “The bad news is that Colorado is one of the states where homelessness increased. And, in fact, the states that we share that sad distinction with, we also share rapidly rising housing costs.” One thing the City of Wheat Ridge is considering to address attainable housing is allowing Accessory Dwelling Units, which are independent housing units created within a single family home or on the lot. Currently, the neighboring cities of Arvada, Golden and Lakewood, and unincorporated Jefferson County, allow them. “What we need to do is speak with each other,” Jay said. “Density is the key to helping us with our housing crisis. That is, of course, with realizing if it’s environmentally a good fit.”
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Recently, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams said, a lady walked in to the Arvada police station and stated all she wanted to do was give somebody a hug for the good work the officers have been doing. “And that,” Williams said, “is the result of community policing.” To discuss some important issues going on in local cities, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted its last 3rd Friday Breakfast of 2016 with a Mayor’s Round Table on Nov. 18 at the Arvada Center. Five mayors introduced their cities to the approximate 200 attendees, and discussed topics relevant to their cities, the state and touched on some national issues. Participating mayors were Williams, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Wheat Ridge Mayor Joyce Jay, Westminster Mayor Herb Atchison and Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan. The chamber presented three questions to the mayors, during which each one was allotted time to answer in brief. The
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Arvada teen designs holiday card for Children’s Hospital Colorado STAFF REPORT
Arvada resident Ayla Charness, 15, a patient at Children’s Hospital Colorado, has been selected to have her art featured on the hospital’s annual holiday cards. Each year, patients from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Colorado craft holiday designs, and the winning artwork is transformed into holiday cards and sold during the holiday season. Proceeds help fund a range of services at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to better meet the needs of patients, families and staff. Charness is a sophomore at Ralston Valley High with a passion for music. She is a member of the Ralston Valley Chamber Orchestra and The Front Range Youth Symphony in Arvada. Her dream is to one day work in the movie industry.
Charness has been a Children’s Colorado Ambassador, the Children’s Miracle Network Colorado Champion, and currently sits on the Youth Advisory Council. At age 3, she was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an autoimmune condition. Children’s Colorado is also selling a holiday-decorated tin filled with one pound of chocolate caramels and deluxe mixed nuts. The holiday tin Charness is decorated with art designed by one of the selected artists. The holiday cards and holiday tins may be purchased online at www.holidaycardproject.org, by calling 720-777-6286 or by visiting the Children’s Colorado gift shop at 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora.
Courtesy image of the card designed by Ayla Charness
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Gold Line delayed STAFF REPORT
The 11-mile Gold Line commuter rail connecting Denver Union Station to Wheat Ridge, via Arvada and Adams County, was expected to be completed this fall, but RTD officials now say it won’t open until next year. “Everyone is anxious to get this resolved, but considering what needs to be done, it’s not going to be by the end of the year,” said Natalie Menten, RTD director for district M, which includes Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and part of Arvada. The G Line is being built and managed by Denver Transit Partners, which has been under fire for its handling of the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport. RTD had initially set an opening
date for some time in October, then announced it hoped to open the line by Dec. 20. On Nov. 21, the organization officially announced that the line would not open until some time in 2017. The problems stem from a software glitch on the rail lines that causes the crossing arms at at-grade crossings to come down too early and stay down too long. “With that happening, the fear is that people will start to ignore the crossing and go around unless there is someone there,” Menten said, adding that it’s a safety concern. “I’m disappointed that they haven’t worked out the problems with the gate crossings because the city has worked very hard to uphold our end of the bargain to have the transit hub ready,” said Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.
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VOICES Hot tips for helpful holiday healing after a divisive political season
ell, I survived Black Friday. What is the meme? Black Friday: the day that Americans pummel each other to obtain more stuff, just 24 hours after spending an entire day being thankful for everything they already have. I’m glad my excursions on Black Friday were limited to delivering money to somebody else to make a purchase. I, myself, did no real shopping on that day. And, I’m glad — there were no reports of actual violence around Denver, but that wasn’t the case everywhere. There were even protests in one city designed to disrupt shoppers and prevent them from
getting to stores. Frankly, I’ve had enough contention for one year. And, now, we’re starting to hear cries for Hillary to contest the results of the election in three of the swing states. I don’t need that kind of negativity heading into the holiest season. So, rather than be a part of all that, I’m trying to think of ways that would start to heal the rifts in this country. And, I think, ideologically, I’m in a decent position to do that, as I didn’t get everything I wanted this election: Trump wins, but Hillary won Jeffco; Ed Perlmutter and Michael Bennett won re-election easily, but the school mill and bond went down. In Jeffco, I don’t think anybody got everything that
they wanted! That’s all democracy — you win some, you lose some. But, the psyche of the country is not quite in that place; we’re not exactly feeling Washington’s “bonds of fraternal affection.” But, the thing is, healing happens slowly, and on a microscopic level. A laceration begins to heal on a subcutaneous level, out of sight, before it starts to close the wound and grow the scar tissue. All the mature statements in the world by Trump and Hillary can’t heal this wound; all the wise, beautiful proclamations by President Obama and President-elect SEE ALCORN, P22
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Get in the spirit of the season Is it too early to develop your Christmas spirit? We’d say, It’s not too early at all!” especially since we’ve all been through a uniquely stressful political campaign season with very divisive results. If you’re eager to spend an enjoyable few hours, make your reservations to see the premier play, “I’ll be home for Christmas” at the Arvada Center. Be ready to hear a full set of old and ‘new songs with an idealistic “Ozzie and Harriet” type radio family scheme, albeit with its own generational problems with set of other people who all make for a wonderful full Christmas story. We saw a preview of the play and found it most enjoyable. Ron and Betty Vander Kooi, Arvada
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n the aftermath of the recent elections, journalism has emerged pretty much worse for the wear. From broadcasters who softballed their interview – and debate – questions, to press outlets that rushed patently fake news to print, the media, by even its own reckoning, has a lot to answer for. Journalism, even literary journalism (perhaps especially literary journalism), has taken some big hits recently, and has, in some instances, helped create the
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Why the surprise? I am surprised that the Jefferson County School Board does not understand why the voters rejected the school issues on this year’s ballot. Firstly — Jeffco has experienced a large increase in property values. Last year and more than likely this year, homeowners will be hit with huge tax increases and property insurance rate increases. The majority of the tax dollars on a property go to the schools. Asking for another huge increase on top of last year’s and next year’s property value increase would put many people in dire straits to afford their house payment. Homeowners have to tighten their belts because of this, and without a better understanding of the increase we will already have, many of us voted “no” so as to not increase
property taxes we see as a double wammy. Secondly — There are huge homes being built in Arvada at Leyden Rock and Candala’s. Obviously this is one of the areas we need “new schools.” Those homeowner’s tax dollars need to be used to pay for the additional schools needed in buying a home in this new area of Arvada. Many of these homes have not sold yet, or are still being built. That is more tax revenue for the schools that has yet to be realized in the coming years. So, the answer is simple. Don’t come to the taxpayers when their property values and thus property taxes are already increasing at a huge rate. Property taxes in my area went up over $300 a year last year, and probably will jump again this year. Had these measures passed, it would be another large increase on top of what we are already paying. No thanks... Deb Ross, Arvada Loss for clean air Are we on the cusp of returning to the “good old days” of the 1980’s when we couldn’t see the tops of downtown building from the brown cloud? The possible loss of the Renewable Energy Labs in Golden would just be the first step of respiratory illness. The election of Mr. Donald Trump, is nothing but trouble for those of us with asthma. Kevin Sampson, Denver
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DORAY: Friends and family can help be reminders of how to be thankful a series called Lit Counts, in which writers and readers express why supporting and elevating the literary arts are so important to us. The literary art of journalism is particularly near and dear to me … so much so that I recently conducted a “Writing About What Matters” opinion writing workshop for gradeschool-age students in the Lighthouse Young Writers Program. It’s probably no surprise that students of this age have opinions, nor that the topics they choose – family, friends, country, women’s rights, female empowerment – reflect the world in which we as adults also operate. Literary journalism in the form of opinion writing in one way these students can express their views. Literary journalists (some of my favorites are Roxanne Gay, Joan Didion and Walt Whitman) challenge us with
their opinions … sharply crafted, sizzling with controversy, stinging with censure. And – if you follow online comments, which I do – rank with bias because overzealous readers react to these pieces as hard news, rather than as the opinions of the respective authors. But here’s the thing: Bias is preference, and preferences are judgments, and judgments are opinions. Hence the term opinion writing. And through this role of judge, literary journalists are making literature that matters. That’s why, in my recent student workshop, we examined the differences between fact and opinion. We investigated weighted words. We explored others’ perspectives, and practiced advancing our own. We wrote to inform, to persuade, to ask for action. We wrote with purpose. Our wrap-up discussion, however, enlightened me the most. These
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And the students agreed that, because some people will always disagree, opinion writing is both purpose and risk, a description I find particularly apt. We all have our judgments, our preferences, our biases. Writing to express these views effectively – as my second-, third-, fourth- and fifthgraders did so well – makes for good journalism, and good journalism, after all, is good literature.
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Perhaps other districts do not have 15,000 open seats and flat to declining enrollment. Perhaps other districts did not structure their bond measures with interest only payments for many years which massively increase total interest costs over the life of the bonds. Using questionable Certificates of Participation to skirt the need to ask voters for capital funds does not court the goodwill of taxpayers. Perhaps other districts have more transparent boards that do not make decisions behind closed doors and hold the regard for student achievement below the interests and agenda of the teachers union. Unfortunately it will not be until Jeffco parents can form a union of their own and match the outside
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Oblivious to taxpayer concerns As I read your Jeffco newsletter note lamenting the loss of the proposed tax increase and $800 million bond proposal, it was not without a certain sense of fascination that the teachers union-installed board could be so oblivious to the concerns of taxpayers and a large segment of parents. Perhaps the surrounding school districts where voters supported tax and bond measures are not so intolerant to charter school choices, and charter schools were not excluded from the benefits of the successful measures.
funding of JCEA causes, that the interests of students will truly be given the consideration they deserve. Rather than blaming shortsighted parents, perhaps this board should swallow its pride, study the example of fiscal prudence of the previous board and embrace diversity of viewpoints. Perhaps this is a time for reflection and change on the part of this board. Perhaps pigs will fly someday too. Dave Bagenski, Evergreen CDOT working on west Jeffco plans Last week over 80 Jeffco citizens attended the information session presented in Golden on the status and future of the WestConnect project. The Planning and Environment
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is long standing and will do much more to improve transportation in north Jeffco than the JP could. Proposed improvements to SH-93 will also be less costly because they involve adding new lanes to the existing free highway vs. building four new JP toll lanes that would be little used. The measure of little use was shown as traffic projections “with and without” the JP connecting to SH-93. That part of the PEL Study projected about 12,000 vehicles per day on the JP when/if all segments are completed (2040), compared with
the 70,000 vehicles per day claimed by the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority when they requested approval for the JP from DRCOG. As always, funding is a problem, but the revised highway plan is eligible for state and federal assistance; whereas, the JP is a “stand alone” project that CDOT and DRCOG say will not receive federal or state funds. The only way to pay for the Parkway will be to raise taxes on neighboring residents and businesses, as the projected toll revenue will never pay for it. North Jeffco citizens are not likely to vote to raise taxes on themselves to pay for the toll highway. Dick Sugg, Golden
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Stan Brown, right, and Mustafa, a Kazakhstani fruit farmer, show off some of the apples they have grown. Brown, who lives in Castle Rock, manages a program teaching orchard management techniques to farmers in the Central Asian country. COURTESY PHOTO
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ince the late 1990s, Stan Brown and his wife, Tami, have been teaching Kazakhstani farmers to grow apples and other fruit trees. The Browns live in Castle Rock now, but they lived full-time in Kazakhstan until 2010. Stan returns to the Central Asian country several times a year as the project manager for the orchard management training program they founded there with the help of IDEAS, a Littleton-based nonprofit group for which Tami is director of international operations. They also run a for-profit tree nursery there. “It’s training poor farmers how to improve their lives,” Stan said. Kazakhstan is not the only country where IDEAS operates — and agriculture is far from the only field it has professionals in. IDEAS has more than 100 people doing long-term assignments in 14 countries, including Thailand, Jordan, India and Egypt, while another 20 to 40 per year go on short-term trips. Their projects range from nursing to dentistry to teaching and information technology. “Our mission is to demonstrate love in tangible ways,” says Sarah Rymer, director of communications and recruiting for IDEAS. “Our specific niche is professional skillsets.” By IRS standards, IDEAS is not a faith-based charity, Rymer said, but most of the group’s work is in partnership with local entities that are. Vol-
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SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING The Council for International Development calls skills-based volunteering “experteering.” “In increasing numbers, professionals are turning to travel and international service as a way to diversify their experience and help them start careers in the global development sector,” the New Zealandbased organization’s website says. The group urges would-be volunteers to find projects
that match their professional skills. For IDEAS, a Littleton-based nonprofit organization, those skills run the gamut from lab technicians to doctors and dentists in the health care field, to agriculture with mechanics, irrigation technicians, agricultural cost accountants and agricultural engineers. According to Sarah Rymer, director of communications and recruiting for
unteers sign a statement of faith and are mostly Christian. However, Rymer said, IDEAS does not evangelize. “We are not traditional missionaries,” she said. Birthplace of apples Kazakhstan has a rich history of fruit tree cultivation — in fact, the first apples were cultivated there. When the Browns moved there, however, the country’s orchards were in disrepair and its farmers had fallen behind on modern techniques. “The agriculture had fallen into a very sad state because of the economic collapse of the Soviet Union,” Stan said. After taking a survey trip to the country, the orchard project was born. “We had observed that the geography was very similar to eastern Washington,” Stan said. Washington is the leading appleproducing state in the U.S., growing
IDEAS, teachers are the most in-demand career for the group and Jordan is the country with the most demand. Though IDEAS volunteers are mainly Christian, Rymer said that they don’t go overseas to spread their faith. “It’s truly being an accountant or a teacher or a nurse,” she said. IDEAS can be found online at www.ideasworld.org.
10 to 12 billion a year, mostly in the rural central and eastern portions of the state, according to the Washington Apple Commission. “It’s been very encouraging to see the fruit industry there take on modern elements and be productive,” Stan said of Kazakhstan. Children of missionaries, the Browns were both raised abroad, Stan in Pakistan and Tammy in Kenya. They met at Wheaton College in Illinois and have paired their professional skills with religious beliefs to work in developing countries for decades, with Stan working in business development and Tammy in public health. Before Kazakhstan, they lived in Turkey. The biggest obstacle to getting westerners to work in Kazakhstan is a perception that it might be a dangerous or undesirable place to live, Stan said. “Because it has ‘stan’ in its name, people think ‘Pakistan, Afghanistan, war,’” he said.
However, he said the country is modern and has a lot to offer. “It’s a beautiful country with beautiful mountains,” he said. “When people over there ask us what Colorado is like, we say ‘it’s a lot like here.’ ” A family affair Stan and Tami’s daughter and sonin-law, Lauren and Shledon Nest, also work for IDEAS, as health care professionals in Thailand. Lauren, a nurse by training, grew up mainly in Kazakhstan, while her parents worked there. Now, she and Sheldon, a son of Colombian immigrants who was raised in New Jersey, administer a program that trains people from the Karen ethnic group in rural parts of Thailand to be health care professionals. “I never would have imagined myself working with Karen people,” Sheldon said via email. “But when I learned of this opportunity I jumped at the chance to be a part of something that has lasting impact.” Lauren and Sheldon met at Liberty University, a Christian school in Virginia, where Lauren received a nursing degree and Sheldon earned a degree in health promotion. Sheldon went on to get a master’s degree in public health from Colorado School of Public Health while Lauren worked as an emergency room nurse in Fort Collins. The Nests have been in the city of Chiang Mai, in the northern part of Thailand, for more than a year now, and their daughter was born there eight months ago. They believe they were meant to help there, Lauren said in an email: “We believe that God has called us to use our professional skills to work with individuals and communities that are marginalized and have very little access to quality health care.”
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Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift this year? The Arvada Center’s 30th annual Fine Art Market, which includes the 9th annual ACES show, has that covered with ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, cards and other gifts created by Colorado artists at a range of price points. “There’s a lot of great stuff for all kinds of people,” said exhibition coordinator Kristin Bueb. “There’s a lot of diversity in styles for sale, and we make sure we have items shoppers want.” The shows run from Dec. 1 through 18 at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The Fine Arts Market is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and noon to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The ACES show is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Fine Arts Market is in the main gallery, and features about 95 Colorado artists invited to participate because of the quality of their work. “This show has a high-quality work for sale every year,” said monotype printmaker Chuck McCoy. “Buying art right from artists is something you can feel good about.” McCoy has been making prints for years, because he’s drawn to the unpredictability and depth that is created through print. Some of the most popular items every year are jewelry, Bueb said, as well as prints and handmade notebooks. Quantities of all these items are limited, so the earlier the better, she added.
WHAT: 30th annual Fine Art Market and 9th Annual ACES Show and Sale WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: Dec. 1 - 18 Fine Art Market: Friday and Saturday - 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday - 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday - Noon - 7:30 p.m. ACES Show and Sale hours Monday - Saturday - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday - 1 - 5 p.m. INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or www.arvadacenter.org The ACES show is in the Upper Gallery, and features the ceramic work of more than 50 instructors and students from the center’s studios. “We have more people participating than ever before,” said Bebe Alexander, ceramics program manager. “It completes the work when it’s bought by someone and used in their daily life.” Deb Dillon, a longtime studio student, has been participating in ACES show for years. She makes functional pieces like bowls because she likes creating work that is used by someone every day. “I love answering people’s questions and just getting to interact with them,” Dillon said. “It’s fun to watch and see what people pick up. Sometimes they form a real bond with something.”
A new, humorous take on familiar ‘Christmas Carol’ BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Almost everyone is familiar with Charles Dickens’ classic holiday morality tale, “A Christmas Carol.” But British playwright Patrick Barlow decided to mess with the formula in 2012, adapting it in a new humorous way — with only five actors playing all the characters. And now his version of the show is making its regional premiere in Golden. “Not only do the actors play all the characters, but they play a host of inanimate objects,” said Meredith Grundei, who is codirecting the show with Len Matheo. “Barlow tells the story from a comedic angle, but with the same heart.” Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., hosts “A Christmas Carol,” Nov. 25 through Dec. 23. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Actor Jim Hunt takes on the role of Scrooge, and Lisa DeCaro, Josh Hartwell, Jason Maxwell and Meredith Young play the rest of the well-loved characters, from Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit, and the three ghosts who visit Scrooge one Christmas Eve. “What makes this concept possible is that people already know and love this story,” Hunt said. “There are some really beautiful moments that get highlighted by the comedy of show.”
IF YOU GO WHAT: “A Christmas Carol” WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 Thursday - Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 2 p.m. COST: $25 adult $22 senior $14 children, 12 and younger INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or www. minersalley.com The show brings the audience into this unique approach by anachronistic language and breaking the fourth wall, Hunt added. Both Grundei and Hunt said Miners Alley’s intimate space is the perfect home for a show of this size and scope. “I’ve had a lot of fun working on solving problems and working with the actors,” Grundei said. “There has been a lot of great give-and-take codirecting with Len.” This version brings the laughs, but audiences shouldn’t be surprised by some social commentary slipped in to deepen the viewing experience, Hunt said. “This is ‘A Christmas Carol’ like you’ve never seen it,” he said. “Audiences will get all the fun moments and characters, but in an all-new format.”
The Arvada Center is hosting the 30th annual Fine Art Market 9th annual ACES show from Dec. 1 through 18. The shows offer hand-made work by Colorado artists. COURTESY PHOTO
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Rocky Flats health survey documents health concerns
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Research investigating whether unusual illnesses and exposure to former weapons plant are linked BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM
Preliminary results of a survey to determine whether people who lived downwind from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant are at risk for unusual illnesses showed reasons for concern and further study. “Everyone is asking, is there a correlation?” said Carol Jensen, the principal investigator for the survey and a professor of integrative health care at Metropolitan State University of Denver. “At this point, I don’t know. The more people we hear from, the more valid the data.” To date, the survey, which is still ongoing, produced the following results: Of the 1,745 people who participated, 848 had been diagnosed with cancer and of them, 414 cases are rare cancers. “The identified patterns warrant further investigation,” Jensen said. There is “not enough data for it to be
quantifiable.” More than 40 people gathered at the Standley Lake Library in Arvada on Nov. 18 to hear the results of the survey, which became available online May 16. It targeted residents who lived in the area between 1952 and 1992 within the boundaries of Highway 128/120th Avenue on the north, I-25 on the east, I-70 on the south and Highway 93 on the west. Most of that area lies within Arvada and Westminster, but also includes Leyden, Federal Heights and a small area of Golden near North Table Mountain Park. The Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant operated from 1952 to 1989. It manufactured trigger mechanisms for nuclear weapons from various radioactive and hazardous materials, such as beryllium and plutonium among others. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that “manufacturing activities, accidental industrial fires and spills, support activities and waste management practices” at the facility “contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals and radioactive constituents.” The Rocky Flats area consists of 6,240 acres, 5,000 of which has been SEE ROCKY FLATS, P19
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ROCKY FLATS: Decommissioning of Rocky Flats begain in the year 1992 FROM PAGE 18
turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to manage as a wildlife refuge. The Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge was established in 2007, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to open the refuge to visitors in spring 2018, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s website. Decommissioning of the plant began in 1992, and cleanup of the site — which was funded by the federal government and cost about $7 billion — was completed in 2005. The site was divided into two separate areas known as operable units for the cleanup. The central operable unit, where the weapons were manufactured, consists of 1,308 acres and includes 384 acres that would have been the center of the facility and reportedly deemed to be the greatest risk area for contamination and hazards. The peripheral operable unit, which surrounds the central area, consists of 4,883 acres and is considered a buffer zone to neighboring residential areas. In 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency determined no further cleanup was necessary in the peripheral operable unit. However, some argue that the site is still unsafe for human and animal visitors. Arvada resident Bonnie Graham-
Reed, a member of the citizens’ Rocky Flats Right to Know group who attended the meeting, worries about children visiting the future refuge on school trips. She mentioned not enough people are aware of the site’s potential dangers and health risks. “We all wish it had never existed,” Graham-Reed said, referring to the nuclear weapons operations. “But it did, and people have a right to know.” So far, $3,000 has been spent on the health survey project — much of it self-funded, Jensen said. Next steps for the study are to further verify existing data, test soil for contaminants and continue to offer the survey and record oral histories, Jensen said. However, additional funding is needed to help implement the next steps, she added. It is important for everyone to be aware of the Rocky Flats history, said Kristen Iversen, author of “Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats” and a former Arvada resident. “I think people in Colorado don’t fully understand the historical significance of the Rocky Flats story,” said Iversen, who presented her book at the meeting. “We were at the heart of nuclear weapons production during the Cold War. Rocky Flats has left a devastating legacy that we cannot forget.”
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THINGS to DO
A Taste of Flamenco: 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Canyon Theater at Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Learn about the history, culture and rhythms of the flamenco tradition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http:// flamencotaste.bpt.me/ The Nutcracker Ballet: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at The Oriental Theater, 7373 E. Fremont Drive, Centennial. Presented by Golden Dance Arts. Go to http://www.goldendancearts. com [PHOTO] Ballet Ariel `The Nutcracker’: 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 22-23, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available at www.Lakewood.org/ Tickets, by calling 303-987-7845 or at the box office. The Box from Back East: 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Clear Creek History Park, 1020 11th St., Golden. Learn about the day-to-day challenges of 1880s homesteaders. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Meet at Guy Hill Schoolhouse. Go to http://www. goldenhistory.org/event/boxbackeast/?instance_id=128 ‘A Christmas Carol’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Adaption using five actors and dash of puppetry. Call 303-935-3044 or go to www.minersalley.com. ‘The Story of the Nutcracker’: 1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 23 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Weekday performance availability from Dec. 19-23. Call 303-935-3044 or go to minersalley. com. For ages 12 and under. ‘A View From the Bridge’: through Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Focuses on the strengths and imperfections of the domestic world of middleclass individuals. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays, with shows at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 22. Call 303-232-0363 or go to www.theedgetheater. com.
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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. Enjoy traditional holiday music. Tickets available at www. jeffsymphony.org or by calling 303-278-4237.
‘Claus: A Holiday Musical’: 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17 at Red Rocks Community College Theater, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Go to http:// www.rrcc.edu/theatre-artsdance/main-stage-productions. Get tickets at www.tinyurl.com/ RRCCTickets.
‘Colorado Then & Now’: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Barnes & Noble, 14347 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Author Grant Collier will sign and discuss his sequel to ‘Colorado Yesterday & Today.’
Alpine Chorale Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge. Tickets available at http://www. alpinechorale.org or at the door. Rebecca Folsom and Sally Barris Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor, 7515 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Go to http://www.picknparlor.com/ events/. Colorado Mills Holiday Entertainment: 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Kyffin Elementary School choir; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Westminster High School orchestra; 3-4 p.m. Dec. 18, Vivian Elementary School “Signs of the Season” American Sign Language performance. Amahl and the Night Visitors & Holiday Classics: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., Denver, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mt. Vernon Country Club Road, Golden. Presented by Evergreen Chorale and Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. Tickets and information, at www.EvergreenChorale. org or 303-674-4002.
Cat Care Society Santa Paws Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Lakewood cage-free cat shelter, 5787 W. 6th Ave. Baked goods, hand-crafted items, cat toys and more. Spin the wheel for cat prizes, plus photos with Santa Claus. Call 303-239-9680 or go to http://www.catcaresociety. org/
Golden Eagle Concert Band Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Apex Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Musical sleigh ride to the holidays with musical adventure. Go to http:// www.goldeneagleconcertband. org. For tickets, go to http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/2718240.
Jeffco Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Jefferson County Fairgounds, West 6th Avenue and Indiana Street, Golden. Parking is free. Event sponsored by the Jefferson County Fair. Contact Iris McIntosh at 303-934-3171. Golden High School Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Golden High School, 701 24th St., Golden. Parking and admission free. Support school’s PTA department. Lagniappe Craft Fair: 5-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Local artists will sell items; event coincides with Olde Town Arvada’s Lagniappe celebration. String duo Silver Strings to perform. Craft for children, and Santa will be in the story time room to hear their holiday wishes. Call 303-235-5275 or go to www. jeffcolibrary.org. Eco Holiday Crafts: 4:15-5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Ages 6 years and up. Register at https:// campscui.active.com/orgs/Majest
icViewNatureCenter?season=1611 803&session=21060801. Holiday Watercolor and Tea: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Use watercolor techniques to depict nature as it fades into the winter months. Program is for adults. Register at https://campscui. active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNat ureCenter?season=1611803&sessi on=21103503. ‘One Night Stand’ Pop-up Fine Art Boutique: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Golden Hotel, 800 Eleventh St., Golden. All artists are from Colorado, most from the Front Range area. Contact Tricia at www.triciabass. com. Holiday Show and Sale: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11, at Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, 5870 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Go to http:// www. arvadaceramicarts.org. Opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Colorado Mills Giving Tree: Shoppers can give gifts at various times from Dec. 2-4, and Dec. 9-11, at the giving tree near the Santa area at Colorado Mills Mall.
Star Light, Star Bright, Star Gazing: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Led by Lookout Mountain Nature Center naturalists. Register at https://campscui. active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNat ureCenter?season=1611803&sessi on=21050902. Lakewood Lights: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Tree lighting is at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2. Go to http://www.Lakewood.org/HolidayLights
Avian Arvada Bird Walk: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3 at Lowell Ponds State Wildlife Area. Bring binoculars, dress for the weather, bring water and a snack. Meet at the west parking lot at Lowell and West 55th Place. Register at https:// campscui.active.com/orgs/Majestic ViewNatureCenter?season=1611803 &session=20822403. Alternative Gift Market: 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 4, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. Projects available through nonprofit Alternative Gifts International. Contact Kathy Crisler at 303-421-7113 or kcrisler@privatei. com.
Lagniappe in Olde Town Arvada: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Olde Town Square, 7525 W. 57th Ave., Arvada. Event free; carriage rides offered. Contact samanthageerdes@ gmail.com or go to http://oldetownarvada.org/2016/09/lagniappe/ ‘Overcoming Worry: Practical Help, Simple Solutions’: noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. Explore coping mechanisms that help fight anxiety. Contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or email@example.com.
Cattail Angels: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Weave, form, and craft an angel out of cattails. All ages. Register at https://campscui. active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNat ureCenter?season=1611803&sessi on=21103903.
Beginner Yoga in Spanish: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 15 at PranaTonic, 805/807 14th St., Golden. No class on Thanksgiving. Go to http://www. pranatonic.com/classes/yoga-enespanol-para-principantes/
Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Thursday for publication the following week. Send listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.
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EX PERIEN C E T HE MA G IC O F
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ALCORN: Trump’s ‘wise, beautiful’ statements can’t heal country alone FROM PAGE 10
Trump, don’t disguise the fact that one of the most popular internet topics last week (it was “trending”) was “how to avoid politics at your Thanksgiving dinner.” We are a political people, it’s in our DNA — if we have to avoid talking about it, then it has gotten a little over the top. However, statements and
proclamations are events that happen on a “macro” level. If healing happens on a “micro” level, then we can’t look to our “leaders” and the people at the top of the food chain to make that happen. We have to do that ourselves. We have to do that by trying harder this year than is usually necessary, to be the people we’d always hoped we would be. How? • Hold the door to the
shopping center open for somebody you don’t know • Help somebody carry their bags to their car • Keep a supply of $5 gift cards to Starbuck’s or 5340 Coffee handy, and when you see a first responder working to keep you and your family safe, share • Go ahead and drop your pocket change into the red kettle; drop some more; and
don’t feel guilty if you’re empty — they’re everywhere • Congratulate a neighbor on how nice their Christmas lights look • If you are able, (and if this EVER becomes an issue this year), help out a neighbor shoveling snow • Make a conscious effort to compliment one co-worker every day The point is, we are a part
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Pomona senior Uriah Vigil (33) makes a sliding catch in front of Regis junior DJ Jackson during the first half Nov. 26 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Vigil had seven catches for 65 yards in the Panthers’ 24-7 victory to advance Pomona to the Class 5A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, at Mile High Stadium. DENNIS PLEUSS/JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Pomona overcomes more hardship to punch ticket to 5A title game Panthers get championship rematch against Valor BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ARVADA — Overcoming adversity has been the name of the game for Pomona football this season. The No. 1 seed Panthers (12-1 re-
cord) overcame another devastating injury Nov. 26 in the Class 5A state semifinal against Regis Jesuit at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada. Despite losing senior running back Cameron Gonzales to a serious lower leg injury in the first quarter, the Panthers persevered with a 24-7 victory over the Raiders. “It’s just a testament to the type of heart our kids have,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said as the home fans stormed the field at NAAC. “We lose three returning all-state guys in a
season like this and end up finding our way back to the state championship game. But, we aren’t finished. We’ve got one last game.” Pomona junior Max Borghi suffered torn ACL and MCL in his knee last week in the state quarterfinal victory over Columbine. Borghi had racked up 824 yards rushing, 495 yards receiving and scored 21 touchdowns for Pomona, along with being Pomona’s punter and kickoff specialSEE FOOTBALL, P25
Ralston Valley girls hoops ready for another run BY DENNIS PLEUSS JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s girls basketball team wants to take that next step. Last season the Mustangs racked up a 23-4 record and advanced to the Final 4 in the Class 5A state tournament for the first time in the program’s history. While topping last year’s success might be a tall order, Ralston Valley is up to the challenge. “It was another step for us,” Ralston Valley coach Jeff Gomer said of the Mustangs’ furthest advancement in the postseason. “Our goal is another jump.” Ralston Valley, ranked No. 2 in SEE VOLLEYBALL, P30
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ittleton High School will honor the memory of former standout basketball player Brooks Thompson at its home-opening game between the Lions and Kennedy at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Thompson, who helped Littleton win OVERTIME the 1987 and 1989 4A state championships, died June 9 at the age of 45 from multiple organ failure. Thompson’s wife, Michelle, mother Sue, brother Chip and aunt Jan will be at the game for the halftime Jim Benton tribute that will have a commemorative Littleton jersey unveiled. Ron Vlasin, Thompson’s coach, will take part in the halftime ceremony. Thompson averaged 28.5 points and nine assists a game as a senior and was the 1989 Colorado High School player of the year. Thompson played college basketball at Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. He played for four National Basketball Association teams, including the Denver Nuggets, and was head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006 until March of 2016. “It’s a privilege for our team, our school and our whole community to have a chance to honor Brooks Thompson and his family,” said current Lions boys basketball coach Ryan Fletcher. “His contributions as an athlete and person are an inspiration to our current players and the entire Littleton family.” All-State volleyball, gymnastics CHSAANow.com released its all-state teams for volleyball and gymnastics, which included several area athletes. Melissa Evans from Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon’s Skylar Lane, Alyssa Oswald of Mountain Vista and Jasmine Schmidt of Chaparral were named to the Class 5A first team. Evans was tabbed player of the year. Ali Travis and Sam Weber of Holy Family were first-team 4A selections. Brooke Weins of Pomona was the Class 5A gymnast of the year and the Panthers’ Tracey Boychuk was coach of the year. Joining Weins on the first team were Kaylie Berens of Pomona, Lakewood’s Amber Bell and Kesley Boychuk of Pomona. Rachel Cody of Standley Lake, Camille Dipaola of Green Mountain and Emily Graham of Green Mountain were Class 4A first-team picks. Cody was the 4A gymnast of the year and Green Mountain’s Sandi Peterson the coach of the year. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-566-4083.
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ist. He has received Division I offers during this junior campaign. Senior lineman Jake Moretti, one of the top recruits in the state, missed the entire season with a knee injury during the summer. Moretti announced last week he has verbally committed to the University of Colorado. Gonzales, a Class 5A state wrestler runner-up at 170 pounds as a junior last winter, had to be carted off the field and taken by ambulance after a 1-yard carry late in the first quarter. The senior came into the game with 889 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns this season. “When I saw him (Gonzales) on the ground there was a dreading moment. It hurt to see a close friend like that. It hit me more because it was so personal. I’ve grown up with Cam,” Pomona senior Uriah Vigil said. “We are going to do this for our fallen teammates now. It’s no longer about us, it’s about them now. We had to play for them.” Pomona trailed 7-0 when Gonzales went down. The Panthers stepped up to the challenge and scored 24 unanswered points through the final three quarters to advance to next week’s state championship game against defending state champion Valor Christian. The 5A title game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Mile High Stadium. Valor kicked a last-second field goal in the other semifinal Saturday to edge Cherry Creek 10-7. “It always hurts losing a player like Cam who has devoted so much time and effort to this team. He had a hell of a career,” Pomona junior quarterback Ryan Marquez said. “We are hoping to bring home a state time for him and all the other players who have struggled with adversity.” Marquez had another strong playoff performance through the air going 18-for-29 passing for 234 yards. He also ran for two scores. Seniors Jeremy Gonzales (four catches, 85 yards), Vigil (seven catches, 65 yards) and sophomore Billy Pospisil (seven catches, 79 yards) caught all 18 passes. The biggest catch might have been a 40-yard catch by Jeremy Gonzales late in the second quarter on a third-down and 16 from with under two minutes to play before halftime. “It was a big play,” Marquez said of the pass to Jeremy Gonzales, who has
been slowed by an early-season injury against Mullen. “We’ve got players on this team that makes plays. Jeremy just made a play. We knew he had it him in.” Two plays later, Marquez scored on a 9-yard designed quarterback run to give Pomona a 14-7 lead at halftime. Another player that was thrust into a staring role was Kenny Maes. The Pomona junior replaced Cameron Gonzales on both sides of the ball. Maes had a fumble recovery on defense and finished with 17 carries for 57 yards. He had just 14 carries for just over 100 yards on the season coming in. “At first I was kind of nervous out there, but as the game went on my nerves went away and I felt comfortable,” Maes said. Pomona’s defense held Regis scoreless on the Raiders’ final nine possessions. “Regis is a solid team, but we did a really good job,” Pomona senior linebacker Garrett Zanon said. Regis quarterback Justin Lamb was just 8-for-25 passing for 107 yards and was sacked five times. Regis (11-2) could only muster a total of 41 yards rushing and was held under doubledigit points for only the second time this season. “For the defense to go out there and not flinch was awesome,” Madden said of the defensive response after Regis had back-to-back solid drives to start the game. “I couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids to overcome what they have. It’s been pretty incredible.” It will be the second straight state championship game appearance for Pomona. The Panthers couldn’t hang on to a fourth-quarter lead last year against Valor Christian, losing 29-26. Pomona defeated Valor on the Eagles’ home field 23-16 back in September, but there will be a lot more on the line next Saturday. “At the beginning of the season when we beat them that means absolutely nothing,” Vigil said. “It’s a completely different team, us and them. We’ll use last year as fire. We’ve got a lot of stepping up to do. It’s time to come out and switch it around from last year.” Dennis Pleuss is a communications specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow.com/Jeffco.
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the CHSAANow.com 5A girls hoops preseason poll, might very well have the horses to challenge for a state title. The Mustangs graduated only one senior in Hannah Weber. Highlands Ranch ended the season last year for Ralston Valley, taking a 20-point victory from the Mustangs in the semifinals last March at the Coors Event Center in Boulder. “Hopefully we’ll go a little further this year,” Ralston Valley senior Sarah Bevington said. “Last year we ended not the way we wanted to. We want to build off of that this year.” Bevington is one of four seniors that will lead Ralston Valley. Ashley Van Sickle, Makela Shaklee and Chloe Gillach are the other seniors Gomer will lean on. Gomer — 324 career wins during his prep coaching career — is just two victories away from passing former Pomona coach Bob Hicks (325) with most career victories by a Jeffco girls basketball coach. Van Sickle has been around for a lot of those victories. The point guard who signed to continue
her hoops career at Montana State University has averaged double-digit points her first three seasons at Ralston Valley. “It makes my job a lot easier,” Gomer said of having so much experience with Van Sickle. “Ashley can darn near coach the team now, she has been playing for so long. When you get in those big games it helps. You’ve been through the ups and downs.” With her recruiting process over, Van Sickle said she is more relaxed heading into her final prep season. “I’m super excited that I signed. It’s a huge relief off my shoulders,” said Van Sickle, who averaged 15.6 points, 5 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.2 steals per game as a junior. “I can just look forward to senior year and help take our team as far as possible.” An unknown for the Mustangs will be if transfer Delaynie Byrne will be ruled eligible to play this season for Ralston Valley. The 6-foot-3 junior averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for Broomfield as a sophomore. Gomer said the best case scenario for the Mus-
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tangs is that Byrne would be eligible to play half the season, but there is a chance she could be rule ineligible to play for her entire junior season. Gomer believes the final decision by the Colorado High School Activities Association won’t be made before Christmas. With or without Byrne, the Mustangs having plenty of proven scorers returning this season. Van Sickle, Bevington, Shaklee and Gillach all averaged more than 7.5 points per game last season. “It’s super important,” Shaklee said of the Mustangs’ scoring balance. “We have the team chemistry where we are all interchangeable to an extent. We’ve played together for so many years. We know we have players who will step up in big situations.” Before those key conference games, Ralston Valley opens its season 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at preseason No. 1 Grandview. Dennis Pleuss is a communications specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow.com/Jeffco.
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Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 16-WA-10 entitled, Hackberry 10-MG Water Storage Tank Improvements, will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on December 6, 2016 and then publicly opened and read aloud.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 16-TC-01 entitled, 2016 Traffic Signal Replacement, will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 11:00 a.m. on December 6, 2016 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – www.construction.com ISqFt Plan Room – 1030 West Ellsworth Ave., Unit G, Denver, Colorado 80223 Reed Construction Data - www.reedpsp.com Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com No cost bid documents may be obtained at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com on or after November 17, 2016. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is nonrefundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 8 EACH Traffic Signal Light Pole (25 to 60 Foot Mast Arms) 1 EACH Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet 11 EACH Radar Vehicle Detection 2 EACH Uninterrupted Power Supply Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $30.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at www.arvada.org. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Chris DeRosia, at 720-898-7744. CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Timothy R. Hoos, P.E., City Engineer Legal Notice No.: 46125 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 16-WA-10 entitled, Hackberry 10-MG Water Storage Tank Improvements, will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on December 6, 2016 and then publicly opened and read aloud.
The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – www.construction.com ISqFt Plan Room – 1030 West Ellsworth Ave., Unit G, Denver, Colorado 80223 Reed Construction Data - www.reedpsp.com Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com No cost bid documents may be obtained at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com on or after November 17, 2016. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is nonrefundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 2400 LF Installation Aquafin 2K/M with Joint Tape 2 EA Installation of New Bilco Hatch 2 EA Installation of NSF 61 FRP Ladder 1 EA Staff Gauge 1 EA Tank Cleaning Miscellaneous items include installation of vents and valve operators from tank roof. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at www.arvada.org. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Bill Jennings, at 720-898-7643. CITY OF ARVADA
The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – www.construction.com ISqFt Plan Room – 1030 West Ellsworth Ave., Unit G, Denver, Colorado 80223 Reed Construction Data - www.reedpsp.com Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com No cost bid documents may be obtained at www.rockymountainbidsystem.com on or after November 17, 2016. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is nonrefundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 2400 LF Installation Aquafin 2K/M with Joint Tape 2 EA Installation of New Bilco Hatch 2 EA Installation of NSF 61 FRP Ladder 1 EA Staff Gauge 1 EA Tank Cleaning Miscellaneous items include installation of vents and valve operators from tank roof. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated January 12, 2016, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $50.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at www.arvada.org. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Bill Jennings, at 720-898-7643. CITY OF ARVADA /s/Timothy R. Hoos, P.E., City Engineer
Legal Notice No.: 46126 First Publication: November 17, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2017 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the MOUNTAIN SHADOWS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT (the “District”). A copy of the proposed budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget has been submitted to the District. A copy of the proposed amended budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: MOUNTAIN SHADOWS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT
Legal Notice No.: 46236 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: The Wheat Ridge Transcript The Arvada Press and the Golden Transcript
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: MOUNTAIN SHADOWS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT /s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law
Legal Notice No.: 46236 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: The Wheat Ridge Transcript The Arvada Press and the Golden Transcript PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2017 budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the RICHARDS FARM METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 (the “District”). A copy of the proposed budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget has been submitted to the District. A copy of the proposed amended budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: RICHARDS FARM METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGET
/s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law
Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District.
/s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law Legal Notice No.: 46237 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGETS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that amendments to the 2016 budgets have been submitted to the Boards of Directors (the “Boards”) of the LEYDEN ROCK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-5 (collectively the “Districts”). A copy of each of the proposed amended budgets is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same are open for public inspection. Such proposed amended budgets will be considered at a public hearing during a joint meeting of the Districts to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the Districts may file any objections to the proposed amended budgets at any time prior to final adoption of the amended budgets by the governing body of the Districts. BY ORDER OF THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS: LEYDEN ROCK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-5 /s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law Legal Notice No.: 46238 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press
Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same are open for public inspection.
Such proposed amended budgets will be considered at a public hearing during a joint meeting of the Districts to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the Districts may file any objections to the proposed amended budgets at any time prior to final adoption of the amended budgets by the governing body of the Districts.
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publicOF notices 303-566-4100 BY ORDER OF THE BOARDSTo advertise yourNOTICE FINAL call SETTLEMENT OF DIRECTORS: LEYDEN ROCK Notice is hereby given that disbursements in fiMETROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1-5 nal settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., December 20, 2016 to Play/s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE Power LT Farmington, Inc. for work related to TANAKA & WALDRON Project No. 94931 – Westree Park Playground Attorneys at Law and performed under that contract dated June 20, 2016 for the City of Arvada. Legal Notice No.: 46238 Any person, co-partnership, association of perFirst Publication: December 1, 2016 sons, company or corporation that furnished Last Publication: December 1, 2016 labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions Publisher: Golden Transcript or other supplies used or consumed by said Wheat Ridge Transcript contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the and the Arvada Press performance of the work contracted to be done by said PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or PUBLIC NOTICE prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due ON THE PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET and unpaid on account of such claim. AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Dated this November 16, 2016 ON THE AMENDED 2016 BUDGET CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristine Rush, City Clerk NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2017 budget has been submitted to the Board of Legal Notice No.: 46242 Directors (the “Board”) of the LEYDEN ROCK First Publication: December 1, 2016 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 10 (the “DisLast Publication: December 8, 2016 trict”). A copy of the proposed budget is on file Publisher: Golden Transcript in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Wheat Ridge Transcript Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Viland the Arvada Press lage, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an amendment to the 2016 budget has been submitted to the District. A copy of the proposed amended budget is on file in the office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection. Such proposed budget and amended budget will be considered at a public hearing during a meeting of the District to be held at 5740 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado, on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Any interested elector of the District may file any objections to the proposed budget or amended budget at any time prior to final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the governing body of the District. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: LEYDEN ROCK METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 10 /s/ WHITE BEAR ANKELE TANAKA & WALDRON Attorneys at Law Legal Notice No.: 46239 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., December 20, 2016 to Asphalt Specialties Company, Inc. for work related to Project No. 16-ST-01 – 2016 Milling and Overlay and performed under that contract dated April 11, 2016 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Asphalt Specialties Company, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this November 17, 2016 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 46243 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press
The following ordinance was DENIED by the City Council of the City of Arvada on second reading following the public hearing held at 6:30 p.m. on November 21, 2016: Ordinance 4575, CB16-038: An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Hillside Cottages, from City of Arvada R-L (Residential-Low Density) to PUD-R (Planned Unit Development-Residential), 5 du/ac, and Amending the Official Zoning Maps of the City of Arvada, Colorado, 6804 Carr Street,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., December 20, 2016 to Triple M Construction, LLC for work related to Project No. 16-ST-10 – 2016 Concrete Replacement and performed under that contract dated May 23, 2016 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Triple M Construction, LLC and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this November 17, 2016 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen Rush, City Clerk
Legal Notice No.: 46241 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 1, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., December 20, 2016 to PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. for work related to Project No. 94931 – Westree Park Playground and performed under that contract dated June 20, 2016 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his sub-contractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said PlayPower LT Farmington, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this November 16, 2016 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristine Rush, City Clerk
Legal Notice No.: 46244 First Publication: December 1, 2016 Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press
Without public notices, the government wouldn’t have to say anything else. Public notices are a community’s window into the government. From zoning regulations to local budgets, Notice No.: 46242 governments have used local newspapers toLegal inform citizens of 1,its2016actions as an essential part of your right First Publication: December Last Publication: December 8, 2016 Publisher: Golden Transcript to know. You know where to look, when toWheat lookRidge andTranscript what to look for to be involved as a citizen. Local and the Arvada Press newspapers provide you with the information you need to get involved.
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