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Hosch, 83, released on bond Driving record reveals speeding violations, collisions Staff Report Kenneth Hosch, 83, of Golden, who has been accused of causing the deadly crash which killed a Jeffco sheriff’s sergeant Dave Baldwin, is out on a $10,000 bond but is prohibited from driving as a condition of that bond, a county court judge ruled on March 6.

Hosch was advised of his charges during the bond hearing with one count of vehicular homicide and one count of criminally negligent homicide. Charges in this case can carry a sentence of Hosch probation up to six years in prison. The defendant’s driving record was a strong source for the prosecution seeking to prohibit Hosch from driving. According to an arrest affidavit, Ho-

sch received five speeding tickets in seven years and rearended two cars in three years on Highway 93. Hosch will be allowed to visit his daughter in Cheyenne, Wyo., under court supervision. On Jan. 26, at 10:05 a.m., Baldwin was traveling in the left northbound lane on his Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle, entering a sweeping curve. According to police officials a 2004 Saturn Vue SUV driven by Hosch was traveling southbound through the curve when it crossed a double-yellow line, traveling into the northbound lanes

An uptempo outlook Art director seeks to grow organization Crystal Anderson

canderson@colorado Nearly 25 years ago, Steve Burchard sang with the Arvada Chorale under its original art director, and today, he stands in his place as the chorale’s newest art director. “Over the years, I continued to be a chorale director, and its (the Arvada Chorale) a name people know,” Burchard said. “When I found out there was a position open, I immediately contacted them and said please let me audition.” Burchard began his position in January, after his predecessor, Sarah Deveau decided to leave the chorale. He was unanimously chosen by the chorale’s board of directors, a select task force committee and chorale members among a group of three finalists. “We looked at various things,” said Sharon Sena the marketing chairwoman and member of the chorale. “Our art director needs to register not just with the chorale, but with the community and the moving parts that keep us going.” The Arvada Chorale is a 35-year-old, 70-member, co-ed choir that sings a wide repertoire of chorale music, and is known for compelling performances. The reputation in the community is an aspect the chorale wanted to keep going and something Burchard wanted to expand upon. “As with any conductor, my job is to try and grow them (the chorale), not necessarily in number, but grow in ability and a more demanding repertoire in addition to what they already do,” Burchard said. While in the tail of the 2013-2014 season, Burchard said he’s looking to introduce the chorale to more contemporary works by composer Eric Whitacre while keeping some of the more traditional songs of well-known composer John Rutter. “I’m going to give them a good taste of what is out there now without losing the traditions they’ve already got,” he said. Burchard came to the chorale from a 31-year career directing middle and high school choirs and orchestras, as well as working with several larger church choirs. Among his experiences, Burchard’s commitment to leadership and ease with the chorale made him

and passing at least one vehicle. The Saturn collided head-on with the Harley-Davidson. Hosch is alleged to have failed to return to his lane and continued driving southbound on the wrong side of the road for approximately 1,500 feet, the district attorney’s office reported. Witnesses of the crash estimate that Hosch was traveling 70 to 79 mph just before the collision with Sgt. Baldwin, according to court records. A dispositional hearing has been set on April 11, at 8:30 a.m.

Company matches skills, needs and mission Recycling biz aids economy through employment By Crystal Anderson


Steve Burchard took over the direction of the chorale in January, and is excited to move the group in a more contemporary direction. Photo by Crystal Anderson stand out against the other candidates. “He has a natural way of bringing people together,” Sena said. “The chorale feels comfortable with him as a leader, not just a director and that’s a key component.” Burchard’s first concert with the chorale was held March 7-8 at Pinnacle High School’s Performing Arts Com-

plex, 1001 West 84th Ave., Denver. “I want to be a group the City of Arvada can be proud of,” Burchard said, “Excellence, that’s a word that keeps coming to mind.” For more information about the Arvada Chorale, visit

After more than 20 years of working with developmentally disabled individuals, Melisa Kraai decided she wanted to do something that helped that sector of the population, while helping to take care of the planet they live on. “I saw people with capabilities that were being wasted by society, so I came up with this idea and started the business,” Kraai said about Sustainability, a recycling company in Arvada. The recycling company, located at 5394 Marshall St., opened in 2010 as a way to increase recycling throughout the city. The organization now provides two locations for residents to freely drop off their recycling. “This is a one-stop-shop to drop off recycling,” Kraai said. “We’re making it convenient for Arvada residents to stop and drop off for all their recycling needs.” Started as a company that was serving the environment, Sustainability now works in conjunction with Parker Personal Care Homes, to employ individuals with developmentally disabilities. This model has helped launch the company within the city and to be recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health as a business with impact upon the city, the state and the planet. “Not only were they (sustainability) setting up a drop-off site where people can drop off their stuff for free,” Eric Heyboer, a grant administrator with the CDPH said, “but they are employing those with developmental disabilities — a sector with a really high unemployment rate — and they are running a profitable business.” The organization utilizes a model that matches the individual’s skill set and passions with a position within the company. They meet with each individual and find out what type of position they will enjoy

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A forecast full of money comes our way The second half of the legislative session will be best summed up by an overused 1990s catch phrase. “Show me the money.” While lawmakers spent quite a bit of time working on flood legislation during the first half of the session, the real story right now is the flood of bills that are piling up in appropriations committees, waiting to be funded. The hundreds of bills that sit in appropriation limbo are like a casting room full of singing, animated bills that are auditioning for “School House Rock.” “But I know I’ll be a law someday. At least I hope and pray that I will. But today I am still just a bill.” Starting March 18, there’s going to be a lot of lawmakers sitting around praying that their bills will not only become law, but will receive funding to boot. That’s the day that the Joint Budget Committee is scheduled to announce the state’s revenue forecast for the upcoming fiscal year. The forecast will determine which bills get money and which ones don’t. Whatever happens after that day, the result is certain to disappoint some lawmakers. “We will have tough decisions as we move through (the appropriations process),” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver said. “There’s a lot of good ideas out there, but it doesn’t mean we can fund them all.” The JBC will do its best to cobble together a budget that comes close to the one that Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed — a $24 billion long bill that could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for Colorado schools. In addition to Senate Bill 1 legislation, which would pump more than $100 million into higher education, the budget is also expected to include $230 million for K-12 education, as outlined by House Bill 1292, the Student Success Act. While the additional funding will go a long way in replacing money that was drained from education funding in recent

lean budget years, even the sizable cash infusion is certain to leave some educators wanting more. Last month, school superintendents called on lawmakers to address the socalled “negative factor” in education funding, which came as a result of $1 billion in education budget cuts in recent years. Superintendents point to a healthier state education fund as a sign that perhaps this is the year they get all the funding they want, will few strings attached. But that’s not going to happen. “They look at that fund and say, ‘Lets spend it,’ ” Ferrandino said of school superintendents. “The problem is when we spend it all down, then we’re in a place where there’s volatility and we can’t sustain it. It’s their job to do all they can to push for education, and I respect that. It’s our job as policy makers for the state to try to deal with all competing districts and look not just at the short term, but long term.” Senate President Morgan Carroll, DAurora, understands that there is “pent up frustration” on the part of school superintendents who haven’t been getting the funding that was originally expected through 2000’s Amendment 23 — the voter-approved initiative that required funding for education that exceeds the annual rate of inflation. Lawmakers had to take a chisel to that initiative in recent years. “Patience is running out and (superintendents) would like to catch up all at once, with no strings attached,” Carroll said. “And the reality is, within the revenue

we have, we don’t mathematically have the option of zeroing out what’s referred to as the negative factor.” Education will make up the lion’s share of the budget. And there are several other funding areas that are certain to receive infusions — efforts aimed a flood and wildfire mitigation, as well as tax credits for business and families, to name a few. But $24 billion gets eaten up pretty quickly during the sausage-making process. “People fight over more money than we do over less,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman said that about “a half a billion dollars in spending is waiting in line for the (budget forecast),” with Cadman equating those who are hoping for money to come their way as being “drunk monkeys” that already lined up. House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, said more money needs to

go to transportation and education, but also said that it’s important to practice temperance when doling out cash — because you never know. “Yes, we have resources but we don’t want to extend ourselves where we get to the point where we are slashing and burning like we were a few years ago,” DelGrosso said. “That’s not fair to the people of Colorado, when you try to run a state that way.” So March 18 is going to be an awfully interesting day. There’s going to be some folks who are happy and some who aren’t. And there’s going to be some joyous “School House Rock” songs sung by bills that made it, while other sad little bills are left singing the blues. Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at Or, follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.

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Ride-sharing services to be regulated By Vic Vela Ride-sharing service companies will face state regulations – but not to as strict a standard as are traditional taxi services – under a bill that passed the Senate on March 10. Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft allows passengers to book rides through a smart phone application. The companies have been able to provide services without government regulations because they claimed to have fit under a different operating model than taxi companies, an assertion that has upset the taxi cab industry. But legislators were forced to take regulatory action after the Public Utilities Commission began investigating whether companies like Uber and Lyft are complying with state transportation rules. “I think it’s an important bill, and it’s something that has to be done because the PUC is saying these businesses are acting

outside of the law,” said Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill sponsor. “And, without this bill, they would no longer be able to do business.” The bill is one of many nationwide responses to the relatively new industry – Uber, for example, began operating four years ago. Local Report g ov e r n m e n t s across the U.S. have struggled with determining whether transportation network companies fall under the umbrella of a motor vehicle service or as web-based transportation companies that are entirely different animals, altogether. The bill would require businesses like Uber and Lyft to carry liability insurance, conduct background checks on drivers, inspect vehicles and receive permission to operate from the PUC.


The amended version of the bill also requires that drivers not be allowed to drive more than eight hours in any 24-hour period and that companies keep files containing driver insurance and proof of background checks on file. However, the bill would not require companies like Uber and Lyft to comply with the same set of guidelines that regulate taxi companies, such as regulation of rates and operational requirements. Taxi companies say that the new transportation network companies are hurting their business because they are not required to comply with costly regulations. Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, a bill co-sponsor, said she understands those concerns and hopes that lawmakers will examine taxi regulations at another time. “We are more than happy to look at that, but that’s not this bill,” Jahn said. Jahn lauded companies like Uber and Lyft for creating “an entirely new class of jobs” that attracts part-time drivers, such as college students and retirees, who are

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By JIM SMITH, Realtor ® family as well as paired homes. KB sentation. And if you register as This Week’s Featured Listing not having an agent, they won’t let As the chart below shows, there is also building at Lyons Ridge in the Willow Springs area. The for- you bring an agent into the transare fewer active listings than at action later on. These builders do Huge Price Reduction on This Genesee Home mer orchard east of McIntyre any time in the last five years. In not use the buyer-friendly fact, the number of acNow only $649,000 Active Jeffco state-approved contracts The kids in this house at Open Sat. tive listings is one-half 2195 Foothills Drive S. are 12-3 pm used for all resale homes. the number of active Listings now grown, and that means Their lawyers create their listings five years ago. 2009-2014 it’s your turn for a chance to own contracts which are Although this chart is own this open, casual and not at all buyer-friendly. for Jefferson County light-filled home. Enjoy the You will not have the pro- convenience of being 30 only, the chart for the tections you have in resale minutes from downtown, yet MLS as a whole and for transactions. For example, within an hour of major ski areas and other recreational opportunities. You individual sections of your “deposit” with the Jeffco looks the same, will enjoy living in this wonderful home on 1.2 acres, affording privacy, easy builder is not the same as access to hiking and biking trails, and a short walk to the community clubwith current inventory Source: Metrolist the “earnest money” for a house with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, lap pool, meeting room and about 50% of five years resale transaction. It is not library! Sign the kids up for the award-winning swim team, join special inago. escrowed for your protec- terest clubs, play tennis and enjoy the playground. Select from various Mt. Taking note of this tion and typically is not returned if Vernon Country Club activities open to Genesee residents. The hot tub on Street north of 50th Avenue is lack of existing homes for sale, new home builders are gearing up being prepared for a new subdivi- you terminate. the redwood deck beckons you to relax and watch the wildlife! Listed by Also, you’ll want to see whether Karon Hesse. Take a narrated video tour at as quickly as they can and drawing sion, and Leyden Rock and Cana “metropolitan tax district” was delas are seeing brisk traffic. lots of interest from buyers who Jim Smith If you’re looking at buying a new created to build the infrastruccan’t find what they want in existBroker/Owner home, here’s some advice for you. ture for the subdivision, ing homes. which can add as much First, don’t be unrepresented. Last week I visited a “broker Golden Real Estate, Inc. as 40% to your properThe home builders will not give open house” at KB Homes’ new DIRECT: 303-525-1851 you a discount if they don’t have to ty tax bill for the next subdivision called Westwoods EMAIL: pay your agent, so there’s no rea- 30 years. (More content Mesa. It’s at 69th & Indiana in 17695 South Golden Road, Golden 80401 son not to have professional repre- at Serving the West Metro Area COMMENT AT: Arvada. They are offering single-

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Following the lunch, past and present Men and Women of the Year gather briefly, smiling big for a photo op.

Top of the town The Arvada Chamber of Commerce held its 63rd annual Man and Woman of the Year luncheon March 6 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. As featured in last week’s issue, this year’s honorees were Lisa Steven and Mike Litzau. Steven is director of Hope House and Litzau is Sooper Credit Union vice president. Many past man and woman of the year winners attended the luncheon. Michelle Francis and Jeremy Gregory were honored with the Arvada Young Professionals Leadership Award; and Athan Miller and Scott Parker were given the Image Award for Steamers Coffee Shop.

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PHOTOS BY CRYSTAL ANDERSON Bob Wilson, Nancy Bentzen and Alan Albrant socialize outside the Arvada Center’s conference room before the chamber luncheon.

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arvada city council on the record Arvada City Council On the Record Arvada City Council voted on the following legislation during a regular business meeting, Mar. 3. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marc Williams, Mayor Pro Tem Mark McGoff, District 1 Councilman Jerry Marks, District 3 Councilman John Marriott and Councilmen-At-Large Don Allard and Bob Fifer. Councilman Bob Dyer was absent.

Olde Town Parking Enforcement Fines Council unanimously passed an ordinance establishing civil penalties for parking violations in Olde Town and around the City of Arvada. Effective March 11, Arvada Police Department will charge fines of $25 for each time parking violation, with a late fee of $25 if not paid within 10 days. Fines will be payable through drop-off, mail-in and online services.

Sunset Mesa Annexation Council unanimously passed four ordinances and two resolutions regard-

ing the annexation of Sunset Mesa, 8075 Simms St. The legislation allows JeHN Engineering to establish continuity and build a residential area along Simms Street. This group is hoping to make these changes to Simms Street as an improvement to the area consistent with what is already there.

Administrative Rules in regards to Colorado Open Records Act Council unanimously passed a resolution adopting a set of administrative rules which outline the processes the City of Arvada follows when receiving a CORA request. The rules outline the role of the city clerk as the custodian of city code and city records, and are set in place to educate the public on CORA requests and the process the city goes through to fulfill them. The next City Council meeting will be at 6 p.m., March 17, in the Council Chambers at the Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. — Compiled by Crystal Anderson

Festivities brewing in Olde Town St. Patrick’s Day gets spirited with Olde Town’s newest festival By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ Many Arvada residents will don their finest Irish attire and celebrate all things Celtic and green at the third-annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Saturday, March 15. “It’s a great opportunity because it’s a holiday people celebrate anyway,” said Adam Mueller, the festival coordinator, “There wasn’t anything in this area for the holiday, we saw the void and it seemed like a good fit.” Held along Grandview Avenue, this year`s St. Patrick’s Day celebration has grown, and will host more than 30 vendors, a variety of entertainment, an Irish spirit contest, and, naturally, some freshly brewed Irish beer from local breweries. “Everyone’s welcome,” Mueller said. “There will be good partying, awesome music, beer and wine, but it’s not just for people who want to drink or just for kids, there’s something for everyone.” Started in 2011, the festival was formed as an alternative to downtown Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and to encourage people to visit Olde Town, Arvada. While

iF you Go What: St. Patrick’s Day Festival Where: Olde Town Arvada, along Grandview Avenue, from Olde Wadsworth Boulevard to Webster Street. When: Saturday, March 15 Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Cost: Entry is free, with food and drink tickets being sold within the event area.

one of Arvada’s newest and fastest growing festivals, it’s still relatively unknown. When asked about their St. Patrick’s Day plans, several residents said they’re both surprised Arvada had something to celebrate the holiday and excited for the festivities. Since beginning, organizers estimate around 3,500 people annually visit the festival, and they expect that number to rise to close to 5,000 people this year. The event’s entertainment for all ages including interactive performances by Irish dancers from the Bennett School of Irish Dance; music from Angus Mohr, a Celtic-themed rock ‘n’ roll band and others; children’s face painting, magic shows, and clowning performances. “It will be a good time, wear your green and expect a good fun, spirited fest,” Mueller said. For more information, visit or contact Adam at adam@

correction In the cutline on Page 4 for the story headlined “Neighborhood school celebrates 50th anniversary,” we noted the wood sculpture artist was Bob Mitchell, but it was David

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District wants new leader by June School board addresses time frame, salary By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ Jefferson County Board of Education is in the midst of one of the biggest decisions its faced in recent years to find a qualified superintendent for Colorado’s largest school district. Recently, the board hired Ray & Associates, a national education leadership search firm, to help find an educated, innovative and creative leader to become the district’s next superintendent. Hired as of Feb. 27, Ray & Associates has wasted no time building an aggressive, three-month timeline for the search. “The May timeline, it’s realistic,” board treasurer Jill Fellman said. “I think it’s really critical to select somebody before or right after the end of the (school) year.” Over the next few months, Ray & Associates will work with the board on several processes of the search including advertising for candidates, community outreach, and candidate selection. At its most recent board meeting, March 6, the board advised Ray & Associates to advertise widely, both online and in print

publications. It also settled on a base salary of $280,000 for the position — a number competitive with districts of similar size according to a staff report. The board has expressed on several occasions it is looking for a traditional and nontraditional candidate for the superintendency that is an innovative and creative leader, someone who will meet set goals and push them to the next level. “It’s important we think about what leadership qualities Stevenson had that are revered and maintained,” Fellman said, “but also that we look at the qualities in the person that will move the district forward.” On Feb. 8, the former superintendent, Cindy Stevenson, moved up her previously announced retirement for summer, stating she could not work with a board who didn’t trust or respect her decisions. Since that time, a four-member leadership team, made up of the district’s executive leadership team, Marcia Anker, Lorrie Gillis, Heather Beck and Steve Bell, has taken her place, reporting to President Ken Witt and Fellman every other week on pertinent issues. Two public meetings will be held for the community on March 18 and 19, to garner input from key stakeholders. Ken Witt, Julie Williams, John Newkirk and Lesley Dahlkemper did not return our calls or emails for a comment.

police report Arvada man charged in sex trafficking operation Joe Avalos, 35, was arrested and charged with operating a sex-trafficking ring around the Denver-metro area. According to a release from the Jefferson and Gilpin counties District Attorney’s office, Avalos allegedly provided drugs to five female victims, ages 15, 15, 18, 18 and 20, for them to have sex with strangers. Avalos is charged with 17 criminal counts, including sexual assault, keeping a place of prostitution, kidnapping,

pandering of a child, pimping, attempting to pimp a child and distribution of a controlled substance to a minor. Currently held in custody at the Jeffco Detention Center, Avalos has four, unrelated, criminal cases pending against him, for similar charges, and is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. The Arvada Police Department is currently working with the FBI’s Innocence lost Task Force and the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office for the duration of this investigation.

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opinions / yours and ours

Defend the right to access information “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectant.” Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies of his time. Today all states have “sunshine laws,” a catchall term for statutes requiring openness in government — rules meant to guarantee access to public records and proceedings. Justice Brandeis would probably approve: Shed light on the workings of government and society is better off. Transparency is now such a popular concept, it’s become something of a buzzword. Mayors, school boards, city councils, the president — public officials at every level tout their transparency initiatives. Indeed, the Internet has made it possible for governments to easily share important information — budgets, agendas, minutes, databases — like never before. It’s a trend worth applauding. But not every bit of information regarded by the law as a public record is free of charge and easy to download. Far from it. And elected officials in some communities still conduct some public business behind closed doors. That’s why news and civic organizations nationwide are taking time this week —Sunshine Week — to educate the

public about the importance of open government. And that’s why, about a year ago, a little-known, 27-year-old council of Coloradans decided to greatly expand its mission. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC) is a nonpartisan alliance of media outlets, civic groups, First Amendment lawyers and individuals founded in 1987 by Jean Otto, a long-time Rocky Mountain News editor. With a tiny budget, CFOIC volunteers mostly sponsored community forums, presented awards and filed court briefs in support of greater government transparency. Its most notable accomplishment was not a small one, helping to persuade the state judiciary to put court records online. But similar nonprofits in other states were doing much more — putting on seminars, developing online resources, reporting on issues and legislation, answering questions from citizens and journalists and playing the role of watchdog. Colorado needed the CFOIC to be more like

them. Why? The CFOIC is rooted in the belief that a healthy democracy depends on the free flow of information. To be engaged and to hold their elected officials accountable, citizens need to know what’s going on in their communities. They have a right to know. But it’s a right that shouldn’t be taken for granted. The State Integrity project recently gave Colorado an “F” for public access to information. Coloradans have no way to administratively appeal denials of access. Colorado has no agency monitoring governments for possible violations of access-to-information laws. If a Coloradan is denied access, the only recourse is to sue. This is frustrating for residents like Melody, who was denied information on how much employees of her local fire district are paid in salary and overtime. And Bill, who spent nearly $1,500 trying to show that his county commission was improperly meeting in secret. And Ruth, a state college professor who was billed $3,700 after requesting records from her employer. The news media play a vital role in using open-government laws to expose corruption, life-threatening problems or the need for policy reforms. But newsroom staffs have shrunk dramatically (or have disappeared entirely) in recent years, as have news media budgets to wage legal battles against violations of freedom-of-

information statutes. The CFOIC hopes to shore up the news media’s efforts in defense of access to information by providing Colorado journalists — and all residents — with a resource and partner. Among our initiatives: seminars and an FOI hotline supported by the state’s leading media-law attorneys. Visit our website at for resources, news and original reporting on open-government issues and legislation. To keep up with new entries, “like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@CoFOIC) or sign up for our emailed newsletter. We welcome new members and, of course, donations (we’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit). You may already belong to a civic group that belongs to the CFOIC. Our growing membership includes (in addition to media organizations) the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Common Cause, Colorado Ethics Watch, the Independence Institute, the League of Women Voters of Colorado and the Society of Professional Journalists. Members represent varied interests and political persuasions but share a common passion for government transparency. Jeffrey A. Roberts, a former reporter and editor at The Denver Post, is executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.

question of the week

How do you celebrate St. Patty’s Day? We asked Arvada residents how they best like to celebrate the holiday of the Irish.

“I don’t always celebrate it, but when I do, I just get a few people together, go to some bars and have a few drinks,” Jackie Rogers, Arvada

“The wearing of the green, and I dye my hair red. We eat corned beef and cabbage and put a little green dye in beer,” Kathy Lisano, Arvada

“Good Beer, good friends, and a good party,” Jean Gordon, Arvada

“Always of corned beef and cabbage for dinner, and the wearing of green. We also do push a potato down the hall with your nose,” Karen Rose, Arvada

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Melodies alive and well So, the other day, in a fit of nostalgia, I went on to iTunes and downloaded Chuck Mangione’s definitive album “Feels So Good.” Remember that one? From 1977, it was the album, with a hit song of the same name (No. 4 on the Billboard top 40), that introduced the world to the flugelhorn, the fatter, mellower cousin of the trumpet. When I was a senior in high school, I wore out my copy of that album. Because it was a tape. Y’know, we used to have to listen to ... oh, never mind. Anyway, I listened that album just about every night for five months straight as I was doing my homework. It was multitasking for me: working on math or science, while ingraining in the back of my mind some concept of what a good jazz musician sounded like. I haven’t listened to that music in about 25 years. What was amazing to me the other day was that, out of the recesses my head, I was able to hum along to almost everything on the album. And not just the main melodies — the improvised solos, the interesting guitar counterlines, even the drum fills. What was, a quarter century ago, background noise for other pursuits, somehow stayed hardwired in my brain for all that time. You know what my wife is thinking right now, don’t you? “Sure, but I send you to the store with a list of three things and you can’t bring that home five minutes later?” But that’s a story for another day. It’s amazing to me what the human

brain is capable of. It really is remarkable. That which gets repeatedly entered into it, remains, even without conscious effort. For me, what I entered in, for most of my life, has been music. For Peyton Manning, it’s been three-, five-, and seven-step drops; LeBron James, jump shots. You get the idea. But also, on a preconscious level, what was entered in for me were other programs. Everybody roughly my age has had the experience of saying something, and then recoiling in shock, realizing that they just said something their parents would have said. “There can be no freedom without responsibility,” comes to mind for me. There were more important messages, too. That I was loved, that I mattered, and that there was a right way to go about my life also were programmed in. Those messages were delivered, in not quite as deliberate a fashion, but with no less intent, by my parents. And I hear those messages in Alcorn continues on Page 7

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Forever living with ‘the lock’ Bend the knuckle of the thumb on your right hand. Open your mouth and insert the knuckle between your top and bottom teeth and bring them together to gently touch your thumb. Now take your hand away … and try to eat a spoonful of Special K. Try to shovel in a forkful of pasta. Try to take a bite of anything with your jaws open no more than the width of the knuckle on your right hand. You are in “the lock.” I first experienced “the lock” on a scuba diving trip. By the fourth or fifth day of diving, I found that my jaws were locked in the exact position where I had held the mouthpiece of my regulator to breathe underwater. “The lock” became more alarming as we returned to shore because no amount of stretching, grinding, or sliding my jaws sideways would release it. That first episode quickly subsided but “the lock” began making itself felt more often. Any type of chewing became an oral

obstacle with a more-than-likely chance of chomping down on a chunk of cheek or bit of bottom lip. With my eyes watering, I was painfully jolted into the reality that something was wrong in my face. I learned the details of my defect during a routine dental visit. I was as surprised as anyone when, as I was asked for the ubiquitous “open wide,” my jaws became stuck in the soon-to-be-familiar knuckle’s width that would begin to consume how I consume.

The dentist, a long white coat with a frown hovering above it, reached for an anatomically correct plastic skull and explained how microns of movement were affecting the strongest muscles in my body. Using the jawbone in a macabre jabbering motion with rubber bands to represent the offending ligaments, he showed the 1/62nd of an inch that my own skeleton was in error. Thus began my journey for treatment of “the lock” — hours of casting bite impressions in pink thick liquid plastic (akin to Silly Putty but not as fun), remnants of which clung to my gums and tongue for days. From these castings came the dental appliance, a palate-covering plate fitted to my front teeth that was supposed to force my bottom jaw infinitesimally forward. However, “the lock” and its treatment made normal speech a struggle and eating an outright embarrassment. A regular bite of food would get caught up in a sponta-

neous attack of “the lock” and I would end up shearing off the top half of whatever I was eating so that it spattered back onto the plate. My jawbones just never returned to the pinprick alignment, so after a year or so of repeated pink putty castings, I finally gave up on the dental appliance — and the garbled speech I used to explain it — and embraced my faulty facial structure. To be sure, “the lock” is still my passenger, forcing me into polite smaller bites, and responding with a disconcerting pop when I laugh too loud. I do console myself with the fact that my jaw locks where they do … what if they locked while my mouth was open, leaving me gaping at a world used to my knuckle’s width of words?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of giving the keynote speech at the Alliance Colorado luncheon. Alliance Colorado works to strengthen community support for individuals with developmental disabilities by engaging community members and using innovative approaches to improve the lives of these individuals. I am grateful for their advocacy for services for people with development disabilities. I want to thank them for their commitment to raising awareness and improving lives across Colorado. You can find my keynote speech on my website. As your representative, I am committed to making life better for our community, our children and their families. I am the House sponsor of a bill to explore why suicide is the highest cause of death for our 18-34 year olds here in Colorado. These incidents can be devastating to families and friends. The Suicide Prevention Coalition

bill is in the Senate right now, sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell (D-Littleton). I am honored to serve on your behalf in the Capitol and I welcome your input or concerns. Everyone who contacts me at my office or my home, gets a response. Please join my at my town meetings the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at Standley Lake Library or at my coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month, 7-8:00 a.m. at LaDolce Vita and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera in Walnut Creek.

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State lawmakers reach halfway point We reached the halfway point of the 2014 legislative session and things have been very busy under the gold dome. I have been encouraged by the bipartisan support for a large number of the bills being advanced this session, and I have enjoyed working with my fellow legislators from both sides of the aisle. My main priority this session is working to improve Colorado’s economy by helping businesses create quality jobs and to expand our business friendly atmosphere. Colorado is currently one of the top states in job growth, and is one of 15 states to have reached prerecession job levels. However, even at 6.2 percent unemployment, too many people remain unemployed and we need to continue encouraging job growth. To help encourage companies to bring mid level, good paying jobs to Colorado, I am co-sponsoring HB14-1014, with House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) to modify a tax credit that passed last session. This bill will help Colorado effectively compete with other states to attract and retain

those employers that provide good quality jobs. I am also co-sponsoring HB 14-1015, with Sen. Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) that extends the REHIRE Colorado program for three years. This successful program helps our military vets and older population who are having a hard time finding jobs by providing job coaching, training and transitional job opportunities. Over 500 people are already enrolled in this statewide program. The pilot program, HIRE Colorado, helped 75 percent of the people enrolled find work. I believe that quality jobs help build healthy families.


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my head just as clearly as I heard Chuck Mangione’s tunes. I think we sell ourselves short when we fall in to the trap of “not sounding like our parents.” The things that our forebears repeated to generations of Americans were responsible for the attitudes and mores that built the economic and philosophical engine of the modern world. The generation the first wanted to untether from their parents’ rhetoric was also the generation that—on that foundation—built Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, and put a giant airplane into space and brought it back

again. We were hard workers, creative and risk-taking, sometimes foolish, but always optimistic and forward-thinking. The messages we repeat are like seeds in a garden: they don’t always bear fruit until many seasons of weather and sunshine have passed. But, if we’re careful and intentional about what we tell our children, in time, they, too, may have the awkward experience of saying something, remembering it from their youth, being shocked ... And then realizing that they suddenly sound pretty smart. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Brigitte Luft

Oct 7th, 1939 – Mar 2nd, 2014

Brigitte Luft was born in Mannheim, Germany on Oct 7th, 1939 and died March 2nd, 2014. She was the daughter of Rosa and Karl Gruber and the sister of Ursula. She studied to be both a cook and a pediatric nurse. In the late 1950s, she met and married Oswald Luft, and gave birth to Thomas. They immigrated to the US in 1961 and she later gave birth to a daughter, Christine, in 1963, finally settling in Arvada, Colorado in 1964. She learned English from neighbors and the TV, and worked in the health field her first years in Colorado. Brigitte drove a school bus for Jefferson County for 20 years, she

always wore an interesting hat-for the past 15 years, she had been working at Coors field during the Rockies’ home stands. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her early fifties, spending the past two years in a wheelchair. She learned to water ski in her 30s and to snow ski in her 50s. She loved to laugh, bake, garden, crotchet, read, sew, and watch Ice Skating. She is survived by her sister Ursula, her niece Ulrike, her daughter Christine and her son Thomas. She was a gentle, kind person and will be deeply missed. Donations should be made to the Multiple Sclerosis society.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Striking the right tone I would like to thank Russell Haas for his letter to the editor pointing out the incivilities of the tirades our fellow citizens, Michael Alcorn and the Arvada Press. Please remember not all past employees, citizens, parents and students of Jeffco Schools were sorry to see superintendent Cindy Stevenson ask for early release. Having seen a previous Jeffco School Board and Stevenson disrupt and lose a great deal of technical learning for a hundred and 50 children in 7th and 8th grades semester’s courses I’m one of them. Also since Jill Fellman fellow board member admits publicly the three new board members have done nothing wrong

and there are only suspicions. Why must other’s dirty tactic politics and media be thrust into our school community’s correctly conducted local business? What happen to local control being the first priority of our educational system? School districts are apolitical by design and school reforms need to be implemented across all previous boundaries to best help all the students. So let’s let our professional teachers keep raising our student’s achievements as they are already doing, stop using political names and change the administration to a better full service system to promote those efforts for our whole community’s benefit. Gary Scofield Arvada

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Staff pick favorites in local spirits and brews By Crystal Anderson Spirited by St. Patrick’s Day, Colorado Community Media staff members indulged in the traditions of the holiday, savoring some of the finest liquors and craft beers across the Front Range. Over the course of two weeks, we sampled locally distilled gin, whiskey, vodka, tequila and absinthe and indulged in craft pale ales, India Pale Ales (IPA) and stouts. While we could only choose from a fraction of local spirits and brews, here’s a listing of our favorite brews and spirits to celebrate with this St. Patrick’s Day. Best Mixer: Golden Moon Gin, Golden Moon Distillery, 412 Violet St., Golden A common mixing liquor, the Golden Moon Gin is a spirit with an uncommon and distinctive flavor. Made with mint, juniper berries and lavender, among other herbs and spices, this gin has a vintage flavor and charm that can be sipped or mixed in cocktails. “My favorite was the Gin. I am normally not a fan of Gin, but I liked the smooth taste and delicate flavor,” Lynette Arguello, digital logistics supervisor. The tasters particularily liked the sweetsmooth lavender notes the liquor brings to the table. Sipping favorite: Reposado, State 38 Distilling, 400 Corporate Circle, Golden This spirit is made with blue agave, giving it sweet undertones. This spirit rests in white oak barrels for two months which adds an oak and vanilla flavor to the whiskey flavor. “Very smooth, very unusual spirit made from 100 percent organic blue agave. The smo-

kiness of the spirit gives it the trademark whiskey flavor that blows your mind,” Amy Woodward, community editor, Golden Transcript. “It was very smooth, with just enough smokiness in the flavor that it really did taste like a whiskey ... except for just a ghost of that agave flavor. I could sip it for quite some time,” Glenn Wallace, assistant editor. Stout: A stout is known for being dark in color, heavier and robust in flavor, and strong. They are made with roasted malt, barley, ale yeast and water. Winner: Chai Milk Stout, Yak and Yeti Brewpub, 7803 Ralston Road, Arvada. ABV: 5.2 % IBUs: 26 This stout was dark in color, but light in weight. It was smooth and quite easy to drink, some may say too easy. When drinking it you had the chocolate, smoky flavor of a stout, combined with an aroma of allspice and the milky creaminess of chai tea. “Smells like a million bucks ... which would buy quite a few yaks I imagine. The wonderfully sweet and exotic chai flavor dances atop the deep richness of this stout,” Wallace said. “Tastes just like the name suggests — a Liquored continues on Page 10

There’s no question that cancer treatment takes a toll on the mind and body of its patients (and as a breast cancer survivor, I can relate). From diagnosis through treatment, the resistance and fortitude of cancer patients is tested. For patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, an upcoming trip was designed specifically to escape these pressures and allow them to focus on just being a kid. Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop and friend of Children’s Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki, is underwriting an all-expense paid trip to the Colorado Rockies spring training camp for more than 20 patients and their medical caregivers. While in Scottsdale, Ariz., the children will enjoy an exhibition game, meet-andgreet sessions with players and coaches and even some one-on-one downtime with the players. “Last year, I presented Troy with the proposal to fund this trip and he immediately agreed,” said Jim Kellogg, vice president of community and retail operations for the Colorado Rockies. “That’s just the kind of guy he is, he genuinely wants to help and give back wherever he can.”

Denver actor shares in Oscar glow

Colorado native Scott Takeda wasn’t able to attend the Academy Awards Sunday night, but he has come a long way from being a lambkin at Fort Collins High School. The Hollywood actor-director had a vested interest in the March 2 Oscar results. He had a part in the popular “Dallas Buyers Club,” the much-acclaimed film that earned a Best Actor Oscar for Matthew McConaughey and a Best Supporting Actor award for Jared Leto during the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Takeda remains a true Coloradan, living in his beloved Bonnie Brae neighborhood in south Denver. “My family’s here,” he said. “I married my very lovely bride. When I’m not in front of the camera, I’m behind the camera. I’m used to flying to do corporate films. I’ve (flown) 17,000 miles in six weeks.” Takeda said that he has six agents around the country who scout potential film roles for him. As for landing his part in “Dallas Buyers Club,” he said, “My Louisiana agent contacted me about that role. Probably a couple of weeks passed. I got the callback when landing in Denver. I walked off my flight and happened to see a flight leaving for New Orleans and walked on that flight.” As far as working with McConaughey, who lost 40-some pounds for his role, Takeda said that surprisingly the hunky actor “had a lot of energy.” “I found him to be a complete gentleman, right up there with Will Ferrell. (He was) really easy to work with. I was seeing the effects of his weight loss, but it was impossible for him not to be incredibly nice. He stayed in character, but during periods in the makeup trailer, he would drop character.”

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rich chai flavor, a must for any chai or stout lover,” Woodward said. We sampled four stouts; the Lookout Stout from Golden City Brewery; the chocolate milk stout from Ironworks Pub; the Thrilla n’ Vanilla stout from Brewery Rickoli; and a chai milk stout from Yak and Yeti Brewpub. India Pale Ale (IPA): Made to last the voyage from England to India, IPAs have swiftly become a popular craft beer. Bitter in taste, this ale is known for being highly hoppy and fairly strong.

Winner: Hop Killa IPA, Ironworks Pub, 12354 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood ABV: 6.7% IBUs: 65 This IPA is a medium weight, dark golden-colored ale, that’s strong with a hefty amount of hops. It’s one that can be savored and enjoyed alone or over a meal. “The high pitched bitter taste of hops lingers in your throat on this one. For those that love that strong taste, the HK IPA is a great choice,” Woodward said. We also sampled the Totally IPA from Brewery Rickoli, which was a close second with a lighter, milder hops flavor. Specialty Brews: This category was designed to taste our local brewers most popular or interesting

brews. We sampled a Hefeweizen, a Red Pale Ale, pale ale and a double cream ale. Winner: Enormous Richard, Brewery Rickoli, 4335 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge ABV: 8.6% IBUs: 40 This cream ale is light in color with a creamy powerful, lingering taste. “Just the smoothness, I like a light beer anyway,” Golden Transcript special projects manager John Tracy said, “the Enormous Richard is just really different from anything I’ve tasted.” “Smooth and malty. You taste the higher alcohol content at first, but the finish is like silk. The alcohol gives it that OMPH, without the hops. I quite like the flavor. It’s an interesting beer,” Wallace said.

Colorado Community Media staff would like to give thanks to the following distilleries and breweries who participated in our tastings. The Front Range has a plethora of breweries, and this is by no means an exhaustive list; we thoroughly enjoyed this endeavor, and thank those who participated for their tasty products and support. Yak and Yeti Brewpub, Arvada Brewery Rickoli, Wheat Ridge Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada Ironworks Pub, Lakewood Golden City Brewery, Golden State 38 Distilling, Golden Golden Moon Distillery, Golden *ABV (Alcohol by volume); IBU (International Bitterness Unit)

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Arvada nonprofit, SERTOMA, hosts a weekly breakfast to educate members about issues today.

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The indoor winter market will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 23. The market, which features local produce, food, arts and crafts from local farmers, chefs and artisans is part of a monthly venture to have a marketplace with fresh goods available year-round , rather than just in the summer. This market will be held at DiCiccio’s School House, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

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Due to maintenance and facility cleaning the Simms Street Center will be closed, March 17-22. The center, located at 11706 W. 82nd Ave., will reopen March 24.

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HOUSEKEEPING / LAUNDRY AIDE Life Care Center of Evergreen Full-time positions available. Housekeeping and laundry experience in a long-term care facility preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment. Eileen Gandee 303-674-4500 | 303-674-8436 Fax 2987 Bergen Peak Dr. | Evergreen, CO 80439 Visit us: EOE/M/F/V/D – 46693

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Date with Barry full of laughs “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” by Dave Barry c.2014, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 224 pages You never wanted to grow up to be a zookeeper. And yet, your home is filled with wildlife: monkeys on the furniture. Hyenas watching TV. Elephants tromping through the house. Mules in the morning, wolves in the afternoon, and sloths in the evening. In other words, you have kids and since you’ve spent all this time taming them, you’re a bear about who they hang out with. So you’ll understand the sentiment behind “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” by Dave Barry. If you want to know what a good father is, look no further than this book. Yes, Dave Barry is a good dad: he actually took his daughter, Sophie, to a Justin Bieber concert. That was after “the hormone bomb detonated” in his house and he was no longer an

authority figure. He was a Dad who knew very little about his little girl, except that her school is “infested” with boys. He was in his fifties when Sophie was born. If he gets his way, he’ll be ninety-two years old when she has her first date. Which will, by the way, be chaperoned by Barry himself, alive or dead, there on the console. These are things a man does. He also needs to be manly, which isn’t easy these days because of “the Baby Boomers.” We are not like our parents, says Barry. “They were the Greatest Generation; we are Generation Wuss.”

And yet, he’s brave enough to have read Fifty Shades of Gray, in order to find out why women are so enamored of it. He discovered that “Women are interested in sex.” Later, he read a study indicating that women are talkers and men “are more suited to taking action, such as opening a beer, or opening a second beer.” Which is not to say that Barry is open to the kinds of challenges that some commercials tout; in fact, he says, that for older men, “Learning when to back down from challenges is one of the main reasons he got to be an older man, as opposed to dead.” Challenges, such as shopping in a foreign country, keeping the dog from stopping every 20 feet during a walk, and becoming a professional author… Here’s one important bit of advice: do not — DO NOT — drink anything while reading “You Can Date Boys Barry continues on Page 13


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5280’s top 10 new restaurants The current issue of 5280 magazine is out and instead of its traditional eight picks for top new restaurants, this year they upped the ante to 10. Probably because there are so many worthy newbies in town, many I haven’t even had a chance to visit! So here’s the list of 5280’s fave new raves, which the magazine calls “The 10 Hippest, Most Delicious Restaurants in Denver Right Now.” 1. Acorn at The Source at 3350 Brighton Blvd. (www. 2. Lower 48 Kitchen at 2020 Lawrence (www. 3. The Curtis Club at 2100 Curtis St. ( 4. Los Chigones at 2461 Larimer St. (303-295-0686). 5. Café Max at 2412 E, Colfax. ( 6. The Plimoth at 2335 28th Ave. (www.theplimoth. com). 7. Session Kitchen at 1518 Pearl St. ( 8. Old Major, 3316 Tejon St. (www.oldmajordenver. com). 9. Olive + Finch at 1552 E. 17th Ave. ( 10. Beast & Bottle, 719 E. 17th Ave. ( Check them out and let me know what you think.

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your week & more THURSDAY/MARCH 13, MARCH 25, APRIl 10, APRIl 30 HEAlTH ClASSES Bridges Integrative Health and Wellness

at Lutheran Medical Center is offering community health and wellness services and classes in February at 8300 W. 38th Ave. Free parking is available. Space is limited. Go to www. or call 303-425-2262 to register or for information and costs. Upcoming classes are:

AROMATHERAPY, 6-7:30 p.m. last Wednesday,

Aromatherapy III: Sacred Scents & Essential Oils (March 26); Aromatherapy IV: Herbal Infused Honey (April 30).

BASIC FOAM ROllIng, for flexibility and injury prevention,

5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

STRESS RElIEF monthly workshop series, 6-8 p.m. every second Thursday: Being a Perfectionist isn’t Perfect (March 13); Mind-Body Connection (April 10). THURSDAY/MARCH 13 MEMBERSHIP MEETIng American Legion Post 161 has

its next monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

FRIDAY/MARCH 14 MInERAl ClUB The North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club will

meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Apex Community

Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Contact Judy Knoshaug, 303-423-2923 or The meeting will feature Mark Jacobson, geologist and author of “Antero Aquamarines,” who will highlight the mineral collecting history of Mt. Antero as well as show pictures of aquamarines that have been discovered over the years. Public is welcome. Event is free with free parking. Call Judy Knoshaug, 303-423-2923, or email

SATURDAY/MARCH 15 SPRIng FUnDRAISER Friends for Families First plans its

spring fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at DoubleTree by Hilton in Greenwood Village. The evening includes a cocktail hour with a silent auction, a Parisian cuisine dinner, a live auction and dancing. Registration is available online at

SATURDAY/MARCH 15 SEnIOR PROM Jefferson County Council presents its senior

citizen’s prom, “Old Hollywood,” is 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School, 7101 W. 38th Ave. Event includes live music, food and a dance-off. All seniors are welcome. RSVP by calling 408-332-3763.

SATURDAY/MARCH 15 ST. PATRICk’S festival The Historic Olde Town Arvada Association again presents it St. Patrick’s Day Festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, featuring live music, beer, wine,

JEFFCO NEws iN A HuRRy Jeffco5 Petition Drive

The petition effort to increase the number of Jefferson County Commissioners from three to five, continues. Petitions to sign or carry will be available in front of the Golden Library on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For further opportunities to sign or get a petition go to www., or contact Bernie at MTTOP@, or Karen at karenoxman@aol. com. Groups may also request a speaker to attend a meeting.

Jefferson Symphony Young Artists Winner Recital & Reception

The 2014 winner of the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, Danny Lai, will perform his favorite compositions for viola by Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich and York Bowen on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Rockley Music Center, 8555 West Colfax, Lakewood. This

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When You’re Forty” unless you have a heavy towel in front of you. Spewing liquid across table or aisle while you’re laughing isn’t a pretty sight. And you will laugh because author Dave Barry is a very funny guy with a

special recital and reception is a fundraising event for the 2015 JSIYAC competition. Ticket price set at $50 includes the recital, wine, desserts and various refreshments. Please call 303-278-4237 to reserve a seat.

Apex Park Partial Opening Jeffco Open Space will re-open the northeast portion of Apex Park on Friday, March 14, pending weather conditions. Trail repairs and re-openings have been divided into three phases. The re-opening of the northeast portion includes the Argos, Grubstake, Bonanza and the unrepaired Pick-N-Sledge Trails. The Second Phase includes the Sluicebox, Hardscrabble and upper Apex Trails scheduled to open by June 30, 2014. The Third and final Phase includes the Enchanted Forest, Poco Calle and lower Apex Trails that will open by Sept. 30, 2014.

food, family fun and plenty of shopping options from street vendors. For information on this event, including vendor, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Historic Olde Town Arvada website at Snow date will be March 22.

SATURDAY/MARCH 15 lEPRECHAUn gARDEnIng Create a mini green garden for the Leprechauns from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at Country Fair Garden Center, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Materials cost includes container, soil plants, accessories and surface covering. Then 11 a.m. to noon, create miniature furniture for your Leprechaun garden. Cost varies depending on materials. Call 303-209-4394 for information and reservations; space is limited. SATURDAY/MARCH 15 DRESS ExCHAngE Prom is just around the corner, and the Prom Dress Exchange Corp. and Tebo Store Fixtures of Denver are hosing the 2014 Prom Dress Exchange. Metro teens can shop from thousands of gently-used and new designer dresses. Entrance is free; however a valid student ID and donation are requested if the student finds a dress. Seamstresses will be on-site to repair broken zippers, straps and snaps, and adjust hems. The exchange is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Tebo Store Fixtures, 5771 Logan St., Denver. Visit www. Donations are always accepted; contact or call 303-875-4783.

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PURIM WEEkEnD Congregation B’nai Chaim celebrates the holiday of Purim with a weekend of events, March 15-16. Events on Saturday, March 15, include Rocky Mountain Jewgrass concert at 6 p.m. Go to for ticket information. On Sunday, March 16, is the Fun Fest, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The festival includes a carnival, silent auction and more. SATURDAY AnD SUnDAY/MARCH 15-16, MARCH 2223, MARCH 29-30 gARDEnIng ClASSES Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, presents Vegetable Gardening 101 from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15; Pruning Trees & Shrubs from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16; Fairy Garden workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22 (registration required); Terrarium workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 (registration required); Beekeeping for Beginners from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 (registration required); Composting and Soil Improvement from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29; Perennial Color Through the Year from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29; Seeding a New Lawn from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Go to for details or call 303-424-7979 to register for those classes that require it.

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JEFFCO BOARD ON THE RECORD Jefferson County Board of Education discussed the following issues at its regular business meeting, March 6. The meeting was inside the auditorium at Golden High School, 701 24th St., Golden. Board members in attendance were president Ken Witt, secretary John Newkirk, vice president Julie Williams, second vice President Lesley Dehlkemper, and treasurer Jill Fellman. Prior to the start of the meeting, the board held an executive session to discuss negotiations with employee associations, such as the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA). Outside of the high school, JCEA members, family and friends gathered in a rally, led by JCEA president, Ami Prichard, urging members to stand up for Jeffco students and schools, seeking collaboration and cooperation in negotiations with the board, and passing around petitions to gain support.

Increasing third-grade reading goal knack for knowing what we’re thinking a half-second before we do — but unlike us, he’s unabashed enough to actually say it, with barely a filter. It’s kind of like spending time with a silly group of Eighth-Grade boys, only better and just slightly more grown-up. I loved this book. I laughed, I got a little verklempt, and then I laughed again. I think you will, too, because “You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” is wildly funny.


During the meeting, the board discussed current goals, specifically increasing the reading scores of proficient to advanced third-grade students from 80 to 85 percent. Heather Beck, Jeffco’s chief academic officer, and her literacy team presented the district’s plan to achieve the reading goal. The presentation discussed several identified data points such as, extended school days, unified improvement plans, and more professional training and materials for teachers, achievement directors and principals. All of which would help 300 students increase their reading Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) scores to achieve the goal.

SPAC Update on 2014-2015 Budget The board also heard a presentation on the 2014-2015 budget from the minority and majority Strategic Planning and Advisory Council (SPAC) sub-committees. The purpose of this presentation is to open up the process for public comment prior to developing the adopted budget draft. The committees presented their recommendations for the 2014-2015 budget, each highlighting questions surrounding the district’s reserves and the board’s achievement goals. The SPAC majority recommended the board place a minimum of $2 million of the district’s $1 billion budget, into the reserves to maintain the district’s AA- bond rating. The committee also recommended increasing the reserves by $18 million over the next three years. The board will discuss the budget again at the March 13 study session.

CHOICE Committee Update The board heard an update from the Choice Enrollment Steering Committee and its current work. The committee is currently working on what CHOICE looks like for the district by researching school data and interviewing parents. They will continue to meet, discussing both the qualitative and quantitative data they gather through this process. The committee will present their final findings and recommendations to the board on April 3. The next Board of Education regular meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Jeffco Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden.

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Tuesday/March 18 aMerican WesT Join Active Minds 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, for an exploration of how the West was opened and won. We’ll tell the story from a variety of perspectives--from the early explorers who ventured into the unknown to the fortune seekers who raced to the Gold Rush. We’ll also include the often brutal elements of what was known at the time as “Manifest Destiny” including conflicts with Native Americans as well as Spanish Mexico, all of which added significant territory to the United States. Program is free and takes place at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP by calling 303-237-5700. Tuesday/March 18 Public educaTion The state of public education will be examined at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at5675 Field St. in Arvada. The program, titled “Pass or Fail? The State of Education,” features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of  “One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School,” and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization. Participants in the Lifetree program will discuss the current state of public education and what changes might improve the system for schools, parents, and students. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ Tuesday/March 18 career fair Red Rocks Community College’s Emergency and

Public Safety Department and Outdoor Education Department will host a career fair from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the RRCC Lakewood campus. Call 303-914-6462., or visit www.rrcc. edu/epservice or

Wednesday/March 19 career sPoTlighT Red Rocks Community College will spotlight careers in performing arts 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the community room at the college’s Lakewood campus, 13300 W. 6th Ave. Panel members who are professional musicians, composers, artistic directors, choreographers and dancers will answer questions about their careers. Go to www. Thursday/March 20 sPelling bee Here’s a fun way to exercise your mind. Challenge other spelling whizzes in the fourth annual spelling bee for adults ages 60 and older 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583. Free, but register early as this event can fill. Thursday/March 20 safeTy MeeTing The Jeffco Senior Squadron of the Colorado

Civil Air Patrol will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Runway Grill for a safety meeting. Anyone interested in aviation is welcome; membership is not required to attend. The Runway

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Thursday/March 20 head shaving A St. Baldrick’s head shaving event is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Arvada West High School, 11595 Allendale Drive, Arvada. Thursday/March 20 egyPT in Turmoil The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country. Subsequent President Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt’s first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army in July 2013 after mass protests. Join Active Minds 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, as we explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation and where this story may go from here. Program is free and takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800. friday/March 21 blood drive Belmar Library-Lakewood community blood drive is 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 in Bonfils’ mobile bus at 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit friday/March 21 To aPril 13 TheaTer shoW Evergreen Players presents “Apartment 3A” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from March 21 to April 13, at CenterStage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Tickets available at 303-674-4934 or www. Show is rated R. friday and Saturday/March 21-22 TheaTer ProducTion Colorado ACTS presents “Alice in Wonderland,” a production by the 8- to 12-year-old class, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. A donation-only performance is at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21. Call 303-456-6772 or email; go to saTurday/March 22 dinner ParTy St. Paddy’s dinner and entertainment at Troll-

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saTurday/March 22 naTive landscaPing Learn about select native Colorado plants at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Country Fair Garden Center, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Learn about some great plants that will thrive in our conditions and help plan your landscape to make the most with what we have here. Call for cost and reservations, 303-209-4394.

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rePerTory singers The Colorado Repertory Singers will perform a celebration of American music in song and verse titled “Landscapes: An American Tribute” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Golden Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St. It is the third in a “Snap Shots” series of concerts. The concert is free with a suggested donation. More information may be found at coMing soon/March 23 TryouTs raTTlers Lacrosse will have tryouts Sunday,

March 9 and March 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for U11/U13, and 1:30-3 p.m. for U15/U17 at Williams Turf Field in Superior. All teams have 11 practices and will play in three to four tournaments. Jersey, shorts and shooting shirt are included with player dues. Players must be current members of US Lacrosse. Contact David Auday at, or go to www.

coMing soon/March 23 aMerican TribuTe Colorado Repertory Singers will perform a celebration of American music in “Landscapes: An American Tribute” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Golden Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St. This is the third in a “Snap Shots” series of concerts. Sunday’s concert is free with donations accepted. Go to coMing soon/March 23 arT aucTion Wildcat Coffee, on the northwest corner of Simms and 64th, plans a silent art auction and show to benefit the Dumb Friends League. The theme of the show is Furry Friends. Artist Natasha McConnachie, of Golden, will display illustrations from her book “Kitty Cat Finds a Home.” Local artist Robin Lacey will have handmade cards with 100 percent of her profits going to DFL. The opening party is Sunday, Feb. 23, but you can drop by, see the art and put in bid anytime. Closing bid pay will be March 23. coMing soon/March 24

coMing soon/March 26 Jazz concerT Café Del Sol presents an evening of jazz with Jazz Over Easy, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Join Marti Henry on trombone and his swinging friends and enjoy Café Del Sol’s Mexican cuisine and famous Margaritas. Call 303-238-7999 for reservations. coMing soon/March 26 blood drive St. Anthony Hospital community blood drive is 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 in Auditorium A located at 11600 West 2nd Place, Lakewood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www. coMing soon/March 27  children’s WorkshoP Rock out with some fun garden crafts, such as rock sculptures, paintings, drawings and decorations. Stations will be set up so kids can choose which crafts they want to make. Cost depends on crafts. Rock and Roll garden crafts is at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Country Fair Garden Center, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-209-4394 for reservations; space is limited. coMing soon/March 30 blood drive Christ on the Mountain Parish community blood drive is 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 30, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 13922 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Julie Hayes at 303-9882222 or

recurring evenTs coMPuTer classes Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. One-on-one personal training is also available. Call 303-425-9583 for times and fees. 

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geT acTive Get and stay in shape. Choose from more than 30 fitness and dance classes at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., including seated or standing classes in yoga, tai chi, and Zumba, as well as stretching, weight room, and much more. Call the center at 303-425-9583 or pick up your activities guide for details.  Many classes are free or discounted for SilverSneakers.

arT league The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet 7-9 p.m. Tuesday/March 25 at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the meeting, local well-known artist Doug Dawson will present a demonstration about night scene pastels. Anyone in the Denver metro area is welcome to attend. Contact 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or or

concordia luTheran Choir invites you to come and sing at Concordia’s worship services during the Lent and Easter seasons. The choir is looking to add new voices. Concordia’s choral director is Dr. Frank Eychaner of Colorado Christian University. The choir practices at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood. If you have question, contact Eychaner at 303-963-3137.

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RV runs into wall at No. 1 Mountain Vista But Mustangs look like team of the future By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ HIGHLANDS RANCH - Next season at this same time we may be talking about Ralston Valley boys’ basketball playing in the 2015 Final Four. But in 2014, the No. 5 Mustangs came just short of that, falling to top ranked Mountain Vista 68-38 March 5 at Mountain Vista High School. Ralston Valley ran into a buzz saw in the Mountain Vista Golden Eagles, who also just beat the defending 5A state champions Eaglecrest on Friday night. The Mustangs couldn’t keep pace with Mountain Vista who pounced on Ralston Valley early and took a 27-15 lead into halftime. After the half the Mustangs made an immediate run to start the second half cutting the Golden Eagles deficit to 29-21 early in the third quarter. Ralston Valley showed flashes of being Mountain Vista’s equals, getting multiple dunks from sophomore big-man Dallas Walton. Walton finished with 10 points, six rebounds, three blocked shots and two monster dunks, and controlled the paint during stretches of the action. The sophomore is already a force and could quite possibly be the best center in the state next season. However, against the Golden Eagles, the Mustangs were overmatched despite 13 points and seven rebounds from senior Zac Stevens.

Ralston Valley sophomore Dallas Walton jams a furious two-handed dunk during RV’s recent match-up at Mountain Vista. Photo by Daniel Williams Mountain Vista closed the third quarter with a scoring surge, out-producing Ralston Valley 20-10 in the quarter. The Golden Eagles got another huge night for a senior who has turned into a huge star. Mountain Vista senior Jake Pemberton started the game slow in terms of

his own standards but still finished with a game-high 28 points and 15 rebounds. The one-loss Golden Eagles will now face No. 1 Fossil Ridge Friday at the University of Colorado. Ralston Valley on the other hand can use their tournament experience as just

that — experience. With Walton returning, as well as junior Andrew Wingard, the Mustangs should enter next season as a top ten ranked 5A team. Ralston Valley (18-8, 11-5 in 5A Jeffco) finished third in league play behind Chatfield and Dakota Ridge.

Wheat ridge tabbed No. 1 4A team Golden, Green Mountain could be noise-makers too this season By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ WHEAT RIDGE - Just like they overwhelmed their opposition on their way to a 4A state championship last season the Wheat Ridge Farmers were overwhelmingly the No. 1 team in Colorado in the preseason boys lacrosse rankings. Wheat Ridge was No. 1 and three of the four teams that round out the top five were beat by the Farmers en route to their state title last season. The Farmers beat Air Academy 14-2 to win last year’s state championship, and outscored their four playoff opponents 6110 in the process. Air Academy is 4A’s No. 2 team followed by No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain, No. 4 Thompson Valley and No. 5 Valor Christian. Wheat Ridge at No. 1 was an easily decision for voters. The Farmers return their leading scorer John Roach who had 85

Wheat Ridge’s Max Marcum unloads a shot last season. The Farmers went on to win the 2013 state championship. The Farmers were tabbed as the No. 1 team in the state this season too. Photo by Daniel Williams points last season (35 goals and 51 assists). Also, junior Dima Makarov and his 27 goals from last season will also return. But the player who will be leaned upon the most next season if Wheat Ridge in-

tends on repeating as champs is Dima’s brother, stud goalie Jensen Makarov. The older Makarov was 14-4 in net last season, allowing only 77 goals in nearly 800 minutes played.

Wheat Ridge head coach Chris Knott has turned his program into a juggernaut that will hard to be stopped this season. Two other Jeffco teams that are looking to take a big step forward this season are Golden and Green Mountain. The Demons (4-12, 2-5 in Foothills league play last season) started off slow last season but won three of four games during one stretch during the second half of their season. Junior Adam Kreller, junior Matt Conklin and senior Austin Pippen will be a trio of players Golden is counting on being impact players this season. Green Mountain (5-10, 3-4 in Foothills league play last season) was a team that was better than their final record indicated. Six of the Rams’ losses came in game were in there in the game until the final minutes. If Green Mountain can close out games better they can potentially be the surprise team in Foothills league play this season. The Rams have several players who are expected to be breakout players this season including senior Karl Stidham and senior Max Nielsen.

D’Evelyn boys, girls hoops teams both beaten in Great 8 By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ Lady Jags fall to unbeaten Mesa Ridge D’Evelyn girls’ basketball won’t be making another state championship game appearance this season. The No. 2 Jaguars had their playoff run ended by No. 1 Mesa Ridge in a 47-41 loss in the Great 8 round of the state tournament Saturday at the Denver Coliseum. D’Evelyn kept the game close but the undefeated Grizzlies flexed their muscles late in the contest and held off the Jaguars

— who had a goal of getting back to the state title game. Gabby Purnell scored a game-high 22 points to lead Mesa Ridge, and Kylee Shook make things tough for the Jaguars recording 14 total rebounds. The loss came after two blowout victories for D’Evelyn in the first two games of the tournament. The Jaguars opened the tournament with a bye but then beat Canon City 46-38 in the second round. D’Evelyn then blew out Pueblo West 74-50 in the Sweet 16 last Saturday at D’Evelyn High School. The Jaguars (21-5, 13-1 in 4A Jeffco) won

another league title this season and had 10, and seven game win streaks this season. D’Evelyn boys season ended by Sand Creek No. 1 D’Evelyn boys’ hoops had their great playoff run end in the Great 8 by No. 2 Sand Creek Saturday at the Denver Coliseum. After earning a bye and recording a pair of playoff wins, the Jaguars could not close the gap on Sand Creek who survived multiple D’Evelyn charges. It is also the end of one of the great D’Evelyn athletic careers: Senior Ty McGee starred for both the basketball and football

teams. But before it ended the Jaguars beat Falcon 75-69 in the second round of the tournament. Then, D’Evelyn blew out Mead 69-46 in the Sweet 16 last Saturday at home. The Jaguars (20-6, 13-1 in 4A Jeffco) won a league crown again this season with their only league loss coming to Wheat Ridge. D’Evelyn will have junior Grant Witherspoon returning next season. Witherspoon was one of the best juniors in the state this season.


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RV KO’d by state’s best in Regis Jesuit Mustangs no match for Raider, but future is bright By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ AURORA - Against any other team No. 5 Ralston Valley might have stood a chance. But against No. 1 Regis Jesuit the Lady Mustangs were helpless as they fell 85-37 in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament

Ralston Valley super freshman Ashley VanSickle brings the ball up the floor during the Mustangs’ meeting with top ranked Regis Jesuit last week. Photo by Daniel Williams

Tuesday at Regis Jesuit High School. Rebuilding Ralston Valley brought their team that features six freshmen into one of the most hostile basketball environments in the state — and it showed. The Raiders attacked the Mustangs almost immediately outscoring Ralston Valley by 10 points in the first quarter, then outscoring them 28-5 in the second quarter, to take a 47-13 lead into halftime.

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Girls soccer Pomona 3, Conifer 1 Senior Meggan Langan scored one goal and senior Alexa Vongphacky scored two goals. Sophomore Tyler Murphy, junior Callie Stroud and freshman Ashtyn Goodman each with one assist.


Girls soccer Ralston Valley 4, Grand Junction 0 Freshman Lindsay Guerrero, junior Taylor Petigrew, sophomore Alyssa Kaiser and sophomore Emma Musson all scored goals in the 4-0 win against Grand Junction.

Boys swimming Ralston Valley 576, Lakewood 675 Ralston Valley Addison Coen placed first in the

100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.18. Dylan Kirar came in first place in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:08.15 and Brenden Sweetman came in second place at 1:09.36.

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SportS quiz 1) In 2012, Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes set a team record for most home runs by a first-year player (23). Who had held the mark? 2) Name the last major-leaguer to play for all three New York-based teams (Dodgers, Giants, Yankees).

3) Who held the record for most career touchdowns in Division I college football before Wisconsin’s Montee Ball broke it with 83 in 2012.

4) How many Atlantic Division titles did the Boston Celtics

win during Doc Rivers’ nine-season tenure as head coach (2004-13)? Answers 1) Bob Johnson (1933) and Mitchell Page (1977), with 21 each.

2) Pitcher Sal Maglie (New York Giants, 1945, ‘50-’55; Brooklyn Dodgers, ‘56-’57; and New York Yankees, ‘57-’58). 3) Travis Prentice had 78 for the University of Miami (OH) (1996-99). 4) Six.


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– Water Main Vault Piping and Gate Valve Replacement and performed under that contract dated October 21, 2013 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 subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Brannan Construction Company 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 statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk

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The Report is available for public inspection during normal office hours at the following location or a copy can be made available by contacting: Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Division City of Arvada PO Box 8101 8001 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80001-8101 720-898-7494 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comments will be received at the above mentioned offices until March 28, 2014. A summary of comments received will be included with the Report. Ed Talbot Manager, Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the City of Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., March 18, 2014 to Brannan Construction Company for work related to Project 13-WA-07 – Water Main Vault Piping and Gate Valve Replacement and performed under that contract dated October 21, 2013 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 subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Brannan Construction Company 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 statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 80521 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Transcript and the Arvada Press


The Apex Park and Recreation District, hereinafter referred to as Owner, is accepting Proposals for a VoIP Telephony Systems with the Apex Center being the main location and six other satellite locations within Arvada. Instructions to bidders may be requested by emailing before March 21, 2014. Sealed Proposals will be received at the Guest Services Desk at the Apex Cen-

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Legal Notice No.: 80521 First Publication: March 6, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Transcript and the Arvada Press PUBLIC NOTICE

The Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reporting For Entitlement Grantee for the 2013 Program Year for the City of Arvada, Colorado is available for inspection and public comment. PUBLIC INSPECTION: The Report is available for public inspection during normal office hours at the following location or a copy can be made available by contacting: Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Division City of Arvada PO Box 8101 8001 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80001-8101 720-898-7494 PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comments will be received at the above mentioned offices until March 28, 2014. A summary of comments received will be included with the Report. Ed Talbot Manager, Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Legal Notice No.: 80533 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Transcript and the Arvada Press

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ter, 13150 W 72nd Ave. by 1:00pm local time, April 15, 2014. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. No Proposal may be withdrawn within a period of thirty (30) days after the deadline to receive Proposals. The Owner reserves the right to award contracts by sections, to reject any or all Proposals, and to waive any informalities and irregularities therein. All Contractors must be licensed in the State of Colorado.

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Legal Notice No.: 80533 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OF ILLEGAL BURGER, LLC D/B/A ILLEGAL BURGER 15400 WEST 64TH AVENUE, UNIT 1A Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License from Illegal Burger, LLC d/b/a Illegal Burger, 15400 West 64th Avenue, Unit 1A, Arvada, Colorado, whose Managing Member is James Nixon, 9085 Gardenia Street, Arvada, Colorado. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 15400 West 64th Avenue, Unit 1A, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The application was submitted on February 13, 2014. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 13th day of March, 2014. This Project is scheduled to commence /s/ Kristen R. Rush upon awarded Contract, with a completion Deputy City ClerkJune 27, 2014. date on or before CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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By: Don Tuchband, Assistant MIS Legal Notice No.: 80534 Director First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last March 13,District 2014 ApexPublication: Park and Recreation Publisher: Wheat Transcript Arvada, Colorado and the Arvada Press Legal Notice No: 21998 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 27, 2014 Publisher: The Golden Transcript and the Arvada Press


NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OF ILLEGAL BURGER, LLC D/B/A ILLEGAL BURGER 15400 WEST 64TH AVENUE, UNIT 1A Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License from Illegal Burger, LLC d/b/a Illegal Burger, 15400 West 64th Avenue, Unit 1A, Arvada, Colorado, whose Managing Member is James Nixon, 9085 Gardenia Street, Arvada, Colorado. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 15400 West 64th Avenue, Unit 1A, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The application was submitted on February 13, 2014. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 13th day of March, 2014. /s/ Kristen R. Rush Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Legal Notice No.: 80534 First Publication: March 13, 2014 Last Publication: March 13, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada, Project No. 13-ST-16 entitled, Lamar Street Sidewalk Extension (BNSF Railroad to W. 56th Place), will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 1:00 PM on March 25, 2014 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Sample Forms, 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 – ISqFt Plan Room – 1030 West Ellsworth Ave., Unit G, Denver, Colorado 80223 Reed Construction Data Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after March 6, 2014. Bid Documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: Asphalt Removal: 300 SY 6” Vertical Curb and Gutter: 505 LF Concrete Sidewalk: 300 SY Hot Mix Asphalt Patching: 225 SY

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Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after March 6, 2014. Bid Documents Public Notice may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS set, which is non-refundable. Sealed bids for the construction of City ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE of Arvada, Project No. 13-ST-16 enMAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: titled, Lamar Street Sidewalk ExtenRemoval: 300 SY To advertise your publicAsphalt calland 303-566-4100 sion (BNSF Railroad to W. 56th Place), 6”notices Vertical Curb Gutter: 505 LF will be received at the office of the City Concrete Sidewalk: 300 SY Engineer until 1:00 PM on March 25, Hot Mix Asphalt Patching: 225 SY 2014 and then publicly opened and Segmental Retaining Wall: 1,940 SF read aloud. Structural Fill (CDOT Class 1): 940 CY The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of AdSeeding – Low Water Mix: 14,900 SF vertisement for Bids, Information for BidGuardrail Installation: 205 LF ders, Sample Forms, Special Conditions, Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid must be familiar with the current City of Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Arvada Engineering Code of Standards Drawings may be examined at the followand Specifications for the Design and ing locations: Construction of Public Improvements, City of Arvada Engineering Division dated July 19, 2011, which will be com8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado bined with the Bid Documents to form the 80002 Contract Documents for the Project. A Dodge Plan Room – copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a ISqFt Plan Room – 1030 West Ellsworth non-refundable payment of $30.00. HoldAve., Unit G, Denver, Colorado 80223 ers will be notified when supplemental reReed Construction Data visions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System available at no cost on the City's web site at at Holders are responsNo cost bid documents may be obtained ible for keeping current their City of Arat on vada Engineering Code of Standards and or after March 6, 2014. Bid Documents Specifications. may also be obtained at the office of the The Project Engineer for this work is City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per Matt Knight, at 720-898-7660, or set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE CITY OF ARVADA MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: /s/ Patrick Dougherty, P.E. Asphalt Removal: 300 SY - City Engineer 6” Vertical Curb and Gutter: 505 LF Concrete Sidewalk: 300 SY Legal Notice No.: 80535 Hot Mix Asphalt Patching: 225 SY First Publication: March 13, 2014 Segmental Retaining Wall: 1,940 SF Last Publication: March 20, 2014 Structural Fill (CDOT Class 1): 940 CY Publisher: Wheat Transcript Seeding – Low Water Mix: 14,900 SF and the Arvada Press Guardrail Installation: 205 LF 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 July 19, 2011, 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 Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. The Project Engineer for this work is Matt Knight, at 720-898-7660, or CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Patrick Dougherty, P.E. - City Engineer

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dwilliams@ LAKEWOOD - It may still be cold outside but the competition in the swimming pool is just heating up. And four of Jeffco’s top boys swimming teams met up for the season’s first meet with Wheat Ridge coming out on top with 584 team points Saturday at Carmody Recreation Center. Arvada West finished second with 536 points, Green Mountain finished third with 521 points and Standley Lake finished fourth with 474 points, in the four team meet that featured two 4A Jeffco teams and two 5A Jeffco teams. Wheat Ridge won four events including the 50 Free with Parker Sorsenson’s time of 23.11. Bret Kindvatter on the 200 Free for the

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Tigers finally tamed by top ranked Regis Jesuit Lakewood’s playoff run ends, plenty to be proud of By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ DENVER - It almost didn’t seem fair. No. 2 Lakewood, a proven power in 5A girls’ hoops this season, outmatched every girl’s team they faced this season. That was until they faced a girl’s team that might be better than most boys’ high school teams in Colorado, falling 72-31 to No. 1 Regis Jesuit in the Great 8 of the state tournament Thursday at the Denver Coliseum. After an emotional victory over Highlands Ranch just 48 hours previously, the Tigers might not have been prepared for the monster that is the Raiders. Moreover, Regis Jesuit has a roster that features seven future Division-I players, meaning they have two girls on their roster that will being at the highest college level, yet they sit the bench for the Raiders. And it showed. Lakewood was never really in the contest after Regis Jesuit ran out

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