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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 9, Issue 2

School budget health on upswing Board president takes conservative stance looking forward By Vic Vela Jeffco students will spend more time in the classroom next year, and teachers’ salaries will be restored to 2010 levels under a new school district budget approved May 30. With a 4-1 vote, the Jefferson County Board of Education passed the 2013-2014 budget, which benefited from last year’s voter-approved mill levy override, and an increase in state revenues that will translate to greater district funding. The district’s shift in fortune is notable, considering that it wasn’t that long ago that it had planned on 2013-2014 expenditure reductions totaling $45 million — coupled with the loss of 600 jobs. But the new budget still falls short of fullfunding status. “We’re not entirely out of the woods,”

said Board President Lesley Dahlkemper “We’re behaving cautiously and conservatively as we move forward.” Dahlkemper, Jill Fellman, Robin Johnson and Paula Noonan voted in favor. The lone no vote came from Laura Boggs, who expressed concern afterward that the district would end up having to make more spending reductions down the road. Boggs unsuccessfully tried to amend the budget to allow for the hiring of more teacher-librarians, the elimination of bus fees, and fees associated with advanced placement classes. And, Noonan sought to reduce student outdoor lab fees as “one small way to help (parents) out and their children out.” However, the majority of the board’s members rejected those efforts. Miller said that it “would be wonderful” for the district to be able do everything it wants, but that “this is not the ideal world right now.” “If somebody can find a way to fund that, I’d love it,” she said. Highlights of the new budget – which will operate from July 1 through June of next year – include fewer early release days for students, from nine last year to five for

the coming school year. This means that students will receive about six to eight hours of more classroom time, compared to last year. School employees also benefit from the new budget. Teachers will work four additional days next school year. And, after having experienced a three percent pay cut over the last few years, all Jeffco employees will see their pay restored to 2010 levels. Also, employee furlough days will be eliminated from next year’s budget. Jeffco will receive more money from the state than it has in recent budget cycles. Thanks to improved revenues, the state, under the current School Finance Act, has legislated an overall increase in revenues to all schools for the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, according to budget documents. With that funding, the district will see its per-pupil funding reach $6,540, an increase over recent budgets. The total planned funding amount that the district has budgeted for the coming fiscal year is still about $48 million short of what was budgeted in the 2009-2010, according to budget information.

The new budget includes funds collected from the $39 million mill levy override that voters approved last year. But that money will not equate to the creation of new programs or restoration of old cuts. Most of the funds from the override will go toward filling a $45 million budget gap that would have existed, had taxpayers not stepped in last year. The district, which is made up of about 86,000 students and makes up 10 percent of the state’s school funding, has lost more than $78 million from its general funding operating expenditure budget over the last four years. Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said before the meeting that the district still has funding problems, but that she is pleased with many aspects of the budget. “We’re holding steady,” she said. The budget does not take into account assumed bumps in revenue from Senate Bill 213, the Future School Finance Act. The bill, which overhauls the state’s school funding system, was recently signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. However, voters must approve the tax increases associated with the bill before it takes effect.

Summer street fairs returning to Olde Town Staff Report

Judge George Boyle, the city of Arvada’s first full-time appointed municipal court judge, is retiring and will serve his last day on the bench on June 28 after 35 years of service to the city. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

Case closed ... Boyle giving up gavel Arvada’s first full-time judge retiring after 35 years of presiding over court By Sara Van Cleve Arvada’s first full-time judge will be laying down his gavel for the last time June 28 after 35 years of service. Judge George Boyle, 68, was a practicing lawyer when he applied for and was appointed by the city council as a part-time municipal judge in 1978. In 1995, the city of Arvada had four parttime judges when Boyle brought to the council the suggestion of hiring one fulltime judge to be more efficient and save money. He was hired and gave up his private law practice at that time. “I like being a judge,” Boyle said. “I like to work with people.”

And the number of people Boyle sees in his court has grown over the years, too. When he first started, Boyle handled about two cases per month; now, he hears more than 25 each week. Most infractions involve traffic tickets, but cases involving marijuana are on the rise. “Thirty-five years ago I don’t think we had a marijuana ordinance,” Boyle said. “Now I see 25-30 violations per week. Most juvenile offender cases today deal with marijuana. It’s more marijuana than alcohol.” With the economic downturn, Boyle said he has seen an increase in theft cases. No matter the offense, Boyle strives for fairness. “When you see people, I try to be friendly to them and treat them with respect,” he said. “I usually tell them. ‘I hope I don’t see them back here,’ and many reply, ‘I hope I don’t see you again, either,’ and I take no offense to that.” Repeat offenders appear in his court, but, “I hope I’ve made a difference in quite a few people’s lives,” he said. “A few times

people have come up and thanked me for what I do.” Boyle said he thinks he has left the Arvada court system in good shape for his successor, David Cooke, who was appointed by council June 3. Boyle said he felt it was time for him to retire so he can spend more time with his wife. “My wife retired seven years ago and she’d always ask me ‘When are you going to retire?,’’” he said. “And I finally said June 30, 2013.” Everyone asks him how he’ll spend his “Golden Years,” and he gives them the same answer: “On July 1, I’ll wake up and see what to do with the rest of my life,” he said. He and his wife plan to travel, go hiking and walking, spend time with their three granddaughters and walk to a coffee shop at least one morning per week for a cup of Joe. “We put together a good court with good staff, and I will miss them,” Boyle said. “I think I’m leaving a good position here for the future.”

The streets of Olde Town Arvada will come to life this summer as residents and visitors alike enjoy music, food and activities during the Second Saturday Street Festivals. The second annual Second Saturday Street Festivals will be 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. The festivals will feature live music from Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band and The Indulgers. While listening to local jams, residents will be able to enjoy a variety of food from vendors, beer or wine and go shopping at Olde Town stores and vendors along the street. The events will also feature activities for children. “Our citizens are always asking us for fun events with top entertainment and a great family atmosphere,” said Second Saturday Coordinator Adam Mueller. “I think the Second Saturday Street Festivals will really have something for everyone. Summer evenings in Colorado often have that relaxing, perfect temperature that draws people outside, and we want to give them a fantastic reason to come enjoy a few hours in Olde Town Arvada.” Grandview Avenue east of Olde Wadsworth in Olde Town Arvada will be closed for each festival. The street will be gated off to allow for a safe event and to permit the sale of beer and wine on the street. The festivals are free to attend and tickets to purchase drinks will be sold at locations within the event area. Parking is also free and attendees can park in the public lots near the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. and Historic Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. For more information on the Second Saturday Street Festivals, visit

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D.C. could use some Colorado culture What an interesting week it has been to watch how culture affects organizations. And when I say “culture,” I am not talking about demographics and ethnicity and cosmetic factors such as those. I am talking about how an organization communicates what matters to it and what is expected of the members of the organization. For instance, you have the Colorado Avalanche hiring Joe Sakic to run the hockey operation, and his first act was to hire Patrick Roy to run the club from the bench. Joe Sakic had many fine qualities as a hockey player, but the one I always admired most was his professionalism; Patrick Roy was an amazingly gifted goalie, but what I remember most about him was his intensity. Well, that, and the fact that the two of them won two Stanley Cup titles together. What sort of message do you think the organization is trying to communicate to their players and their fans? I think we should expect a very different

Avalanche team than we’ve seen the last few years. The Denver Broncos have undergone a similar transformation in the last couple of years. First was the hiring of John Elway to run the football operations, which was quickly followed by the Peyton Manning signing and the Tim Tebow departure. That was quite a statement from the organization, but, after a disappointing playoff loss last January, they needed to send another message. So they brought back Alex Gibbs to be an offensive line consultant.

Now, it’s possible that they needed more help on the offensive line, but they were pretty good there last year. I think Gibbs’ hiring is a lot more about culture — from all accounts, in the old days, he was the man who enforced the “mean” in the trenches, when the Broncos had unparalleled success with their blocking schemes. And, at the same time that all that was happening in our sleepy little hamlet, you had the odd spectacle in Washington, D.C. of the news slowly trickling out that the I.R.S. systematically targeted conservatives and conservative groups for “heightened scrutiny” over the past few years. Even stranger, you had any number of pundits arguing that it was not a systemic issue while, every day, new groups from all over the country came out and said they were targeted, too. Do I think somebody from high up the chain — even the White House — delivered an order for this to happen? No, I don’t. For one thing, career bureaucrats know better than to leave a trail that leads back to them by delivering a real order.

Arvada residents will not see water surcharges on their bills until at least July 1. Due to unexpected moisture received over the last two months, the city of Arvada and Denver Water have postponed the surcharges. Over the next month, the runoff and reservoir levels will continue to be monitored and evaluated. If water conditions improve, the surcharges may be postponed further or lifted. If surcharges do go into effect July 1, bills included in the surcharge would include water used by customers in May and June. Water restrictions do remain in effect. For more information regarding restrictions, possible surcharges and the drought, visit

City hosting meeting about communications tower replacement

The city of Arvada is hosting a community information session and open house June 6 regarding a communications tower replacement. The information session begins at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St. in Arvada. The city of Arvada and Arvada Fire Protection District are replacing the communications tower at Dover Way and W. 68th Place with a new tower of the same height as the organizations upgrade their public safety radio system.

The current tower is enervated and isn’t capable of safely supporting antennas for an upgraded system. Arvada Chief of Police Don Wick will discuss the project during a short information session; following his presentation, representatives from the Arvada Police Department, Arvada Fire Protection District, Sabre Industries and Harris will be available for questions during the open house.

Olde Town Square fountain returns for summer Water flows in the fountain in Olde Town Square will return this summer. The city of Arvada is working with Denver Water to reduce its overall water use in parks and public places during the current stage two drought happening across the state. By making cuts across the system, the city expects to exceed its goal of 20 percent water use reduction this summer, allowing for the fountain in Olde Town Square to be turned on again. The fountain will begin operating after crews complete their annual maintenance to the system, said Arvada Communications Manager Wendy Forbes. The fountain is expected to be running no later than Friday, June 7. Daily fountain times are 9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. The fountain be in operation through Sept. 30, and typically began operation May 1. This year’s shortened operating season helps reduce water usage.

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.


ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Water surcharges postponed until at least July

However, what I do believe is that I.R.S. agents in the field came, somehow, to believe that it would okay for them to do this. Somehow, the culture around the I.R.S. went from coldly professional to politically hostile. And culture comes from somewhere, usually from high up the chain. If government in general, and the I.R.S. in particular, wants to regain its credibility, they would do well to take the example of a couple of Colorado sports teams and attend to their culture. Clean house, and then bring in somebody with an impeccable reputation for ethics and competence. Unless they can, y’know, find somebody from the glory days to turn things over to. Are there any living members of Lincoln’s cabinet left?

Snack’n Wagon launches The Golden Backpack Program, which provides food for children and their families during the school year, will officially expand to offer a mobile food pantry. Named the Snack’N Wagon, the service will begin on July 1. The wagon will serve weekday lunches to any child 18 years or younger. he wagon will be making two stops a day: • Fox Hill Apartments, 17611 West 16th Ave., 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. • Mountainside Estates, 17190 Mt. Vernon Road, noon to 1 p.m. The program is made possible through a partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies, and the Federal Summer Food Service Program. Three volunteers are needed at each location, every day. For more information, or to volunteer, contact volunteer staff coordinator Judy Maxwell at

Fisher not running

Golden Ward 4 Councilor Bill Fisher announced via Twitter that he will not be running for re-election. His term expires in January 2014.

“As a nurse and public health advocate, I look forward to continuing progress on health and other issues. As a parent, I look forward to seeing my kiddos on Thursdays. So ... Thank you,” the statement read in part. In the same statement, Fisher endorsed Laura Weinberg to take his place. Weinberg’s campaign website is

Golden Music Fest

The Golden Music Festival (formerly Summer Solstice Music Festival) is an annual tradition at Clear Creek History Park, featuring music, food, and fun. This year, the festival has been extended over three days — June 14, 15, and 16. The festival is a fundraiser for Golden History Museums’ programming and exhibits. The festival is held in the grassy natural hillside amphitheater at Clear Creek History Park, and will feature a variety of live bluegrass, folk, and Americana music, including the music of Russ Chapman, as well as hometown group Chris Thompson and the Coral Creek String Band. Golden History Museums website www. includes more information and a link to purchase tickets, or call 303-278-3557.

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Alyssa Pellicori, an employee of Rheinlander Bakery, frosts a raspberry hazelnut torte on Friday, May 31. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

Family bakery marks half-century birthday Rheinlander celebrates 50 years with ‘Bake Out Hunger’ fundraiser By Sara Van Cleve Rheinlander Bakery, 5721 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., is celebrating its 50th anniversary in June and anyone who has walked along Olde Wadsworth Boulevard near the building has been drawn by the sweet aroma of fresh baked goods. The bakery was founded by Jakob and Katharina Dimmer in June of 1963 and it has been serving traditional German strudels, European cakes and pastries and more ever since. “My parents left Chicago to come to Boulder to look at a bakery for sale in 1963,” said current owner Ed Dimmer. “He didn’t like it, but found one for sale in Arvada that had two stories so we could live upstairs above the bakery like they do in Europe. My twin brother and I were 4 at the time.” Jakob and Katharina emigrated from Germany to Chicago in 1956; they moved to Arvada on Jakob’s birthday, June 1, 1963 and opened Arvada Bakery on Katharina’s birthday, June 6, 1963. In 1981, the elder Dimmers retired and sold the bakery to their business partners, but it wouldn’t remain out of the family for long. Ed Dimmer and his wife, Maro, decided they would re-open the family bakery in 1986. “When we re-opened, my parents helped us and let me borrow a lot of money as kids always do with their parents,” Ed said with a laugh. “My mom went back into retirement after six months and my dad stayed and helped for another six months.” The name may have changed, but Rheinlander continues to provide its customers with the same traditional European pastries and treats — from cupcakes and cakes to German strudels and European-style pastries and tortes. “Some customers are still bringing their kids in after they came here as kids with their parents,” Ed said. Rheinlander did update and expand the menu after the Dimmer’s experienced a

very personal battle and change. “About 11 years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer and after my treatment I was diagnosed with celiac disease,” Maro said. “So we introduced gluten-free and sugarfree products.” The treats that are gluten-free and sugar-free, and a combination of the two, have all the same flavor of traditional products, Maro said, and Rheinlander is one of the few bakeries in the country that offers a combination of both gluten-free and sugarfree in their products. As Rheinlander and the Dimmers celebrate 50 years of tradition and change, they’ll be hosting a four-day 50th anniversary celebration to benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank — Bake Out Hunger, an event they hope becomes an annual tradition. In addition to special events, 50 percent of all sales from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9, is being donated to the Arvada Community Food Bank. From 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Rheinlander is hosting a Cake and Ice Cream FUNdraiser Social with $5 cakes to benefit the food bank and homemade ice cream from Scrumptious, 7523 Grandview Ave. From 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, Rheinlander is hosting a German KaffeeKlatsch Social. During the event, customers can enjoy traditional German baked goods — like strudel and bienenstich — and German coffee for $5 to the food bank and have the chance to bid on employees’ favorite creations. At 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, Mayor Marc Williams will be at the bakery to cut the first piece of Rheinlander’s 50th anniversary cake and customers can enjoy live German music while sampling cakes. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, children have the chance to decorate their own cookies under the guidance of Rheinlander decorators to be donated to the food bank during the Kid Cookie Decorating and Face Painting FUNdraiser. Registration is $5; parents can sign their children up by calling 303-467-1810. “I’d like to change President John F. Kennedy’s quote to say ‘Ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community,’” Ed said. “That’s what it comes down to at this point. We’re blessed to have seen success. When the community benefits, we benefit not matter what.”

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JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Man dies in custody

An uncooperative and suicidal 55-yearold man stopped breathing and was later pronounced dead, after being taken into custody June 2. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a 55 year-old man who was reportedly under the influence of drugs, and making suicidal statements at a Conifer residence, shortly before 7 a.m. The reporting party was the man’s brother, who stated the man was wandering around the property and carrying a gun. According to the Sheriff’s department, when the deputies contacted the man, they were able to determine the gun he was carrying was a BB gun. The man refused deputies instructions to drop the BB gun, and deputies deployed a Taser to subdue the man and take him into custody. While escorting the man to a patrol car, deputies determined he was having difficulty breathing. Medical personnel immediately began assessing the man, who subsequently stopped breathing. Life saving measures were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced deceased on scene at 7:57 a.m. The Sheriff’s department Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is reported to be investigating the incident. The man’s identification is pending notification of family members. The cause of death will be determined by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. Jeffco continues on Page 6

City begins public process for Arvada Plaza C City Council to hear public testimony on proposed Walmart July 15 Staff Report Arvada has announced public hearing dates regarding the redevelopment of Arvada Plaza. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has finished its application process for a proposed full-store Walmart location at what is currently the Arvada Plaza, part of the Arvada Triangle redevelopment area. The city of Arvada Planning Commission hosted a public hearing on the redevelopment of the Arvada Plaza on Tuesday, June 4. City Council will tentatively host a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Doors will open to the meeting at 5:15 p.m.


Residents who wish to attend the meeting will be asked to sign in and indicate whether or not they wish to speak or make a statement on the record without speaking.

All previously-submitted written comments will be made part of the public record without the need to read them during the public hearing. Speakers will be given three minutes to speak at the podium with the microphone; if there are a large number of speakers, the presiding officer may reduce the time to two minutes per speaker. Organized groups will speak first during the hearing, with one presenter speaking for the group. Following public testimony, Council may decide to continue or close the public hearing. Discussion and action will then take place at that time or at the next meeting.

Seating and Permitted Behavior

The public will be seated in the Council Chambers until the room meets capacity of 110 people. Two additional overflow areas will be set up inside the building; the overflow rooms will be equipped with television monitors for watching the live proceedings. An estimated 260 total public seats will be available at City Hall the night of the public hearing. Residents in the overflow seating area will be given an opportunity to testify during the public hearing if they wish to do so. Individuals who do not wish to speak

during the public hearing may go to City Hall to go on the record as for or against the proposed development during sign-in and then may leave the building to watch the proceedings live on KATV Channel 8 on the Internet. Residents are not allowed to bring into the Council Chambers any signs, T-shirts used as billboards, noisemakers or placards. Any person who brings in a prohib-By S ited item that can be seen will be told tos va n remove or cover them. done Any activity which interferes with the orderly operation of the meeting is pro- Ar hibited also; any person that interrupts thebusin meeting will be asked to cease their behav-sand ior, or could be told to leave the meeting. week Sa Parking sculp Residents attending the meeting will beits Ar able to park in designated public parkingat th lots or in free on-street parking spots. Wads Residents can park in the upper parkingthe c lot at the blue City Annex building along “I Ralston Road and Ammons Street or one ofice s the lower lots located near the Police De-doing partment entrance and across 59th Street adjacent to Memorial Park. The west side of the upper parking area near the courts entrance is reserved for disabled parking. Individuals will be required to display their disabled permit or placard. Arvada Police will be directing traffic.

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Competition puts Sand in the City Chamber of Commerce hosting inaugural sand sculpture competition By Sara Van Cleve

s va n c l e ve @ o u rc o l o Arvada residents and businesses will play in the sand in a serious way next weekend. Sand in the City, a sand sculpture contest, is making its Arvada debut June 14-15 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, hosted by the chamber of commerce. “If you’re familiar with the ice sculptures in Vail, we’re doing that with sand,” said

Chamber of Commerce President Dot Wright. Eleven teams have been formed from local businesses and residents to compete in this beachy bout. “Companies have been paired with architects and master sculptors to create gorgeous sand sculptures,” Wright said. “In May they had a practice session and the teams practiced with their master sculptors to make their image come to life on sand. It’s amazing what they’re able to do.” On the big day though,

Friday, June 14, the teams are mostly left to their own training and talent to create their sculptures as their master sculptors watch on. Festival attendees will have the chance to see the pros at work though. “All day Saturday we’ll have the master sculptors get together to sculpt a big sand sculpture,” Wright said. “People will be able to see them sculpt and how they do it is amazing.” The teams’ sculptures will be created from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 outside of the Arvada Center. At 4 p.m. prizes will be awarded for the top three, as picked by celebrity judges including Mayor Marc Williams, Gregg Moss, Police Chief Don Wick and Ms. Col-

orado Senior Debbie Buczkowski. Another award — the “People’s Choice” award — will be given on Saturday. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy “sand dollars” at the festival to use to vote for their favorite sculpture. Sand isn’t the only summer fun at the festival though. The Sand in the City Festival will also feature amusement park rides, live music, food vendors, retail vendors, a sand volleyball pit and two giant sandboxes for children — one to build sandcastles in and one in which to search for buried treasure. The Sand in the City Festival is fun for everyone, Wright said. “It’s a great outdoor festi-

Farmers market returns with online option More than 30 vendors set up in Olde Town Square, online at Local Radius By Sara Van Cleve

s va n c l e ve @ o u rc o l o ra The Arvada Farmers Market is returning to Olde Town Arvada this summer with new vendors and new ordering options for customers. The Market, open from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Olde Town Square at W. 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, is setting up for the fifth year. This year’s products include fresh produce breads, honey, herbs and spices, cheese, jams, meat, eggs,

granola, pasta, soap and more, said Arvada Farmers Market co-founder Kimberly Mudd. Many of the vendors come from Arvada and the Front Range. “The most important thing is to support the local economy,” Mudd said. A new offering at the market this year is the ability to place orders online through Local Radius. Local Radius, an online service that connects customers with local food vendors, allows farmers’ market customers to place an order online at least 24 hours before the market time and

simply go to the market and pick up their order from Local Radius during the market. By ordering on Local Radius before the market, customers are guaranteed to receive the products they want, said Local Radius founder and Arvada Farmers Market co-founder Nathan Mudd. “Customers can order fresh produce and local products from the comfort of their own home,” Nathan said. “A mother with two kids doesn’t have to walk down each aisle looking for products. She can just go pick them up.” Pre-ordering online also reduces waste, Nathan said, both through reducing emissions produced by

School NoteS Casey Jo Pettet, of Arvada, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of NebraskaLincoln. Logan Thomas, of Arvada West High School, was chosen by the Fairmount Elementary PTA to receive the CampbellDeane Scholarship for excellence in scholarship, community service and citizenship. He will receive $500. Jason A. Mihalcin and Lindsey Ann Pfenninger, of Arvada, graduated from Bethany College. Mihalcin graduated magna cum laude with a degree in chemistry, math and physics. Pfenninger earned a degree in criminal justice. Austin Wayne Parker, of Brighton, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human performance and systems management from Peru State University. Danny Dodson, of Brighton, earned a degree in biology from Bethany College. Students from Brighton earned degrees

from the University of Northern Colorado during spring 2013 commencement ceremonies. Victoria Blea, bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies; Mackenzie Cranford, bachelor of arts, history; Lori Eidsmoe, bachelor of science, nursing, summa cum laude; Char Evanson, bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies; Ross Kononen, master of arts, earth sciences; Thomas Lucero, bachelor of arts, psychology; Abby Lundien, bachelor of science, earth sciences; Lindsay Meyer, master of arts, special education; Erica Schneider, bachelor of arts, criminal justice; Tammy Schreckengast, master of arts, clinical counseling; Adam Smith, bachelor of science, business administration; Brandi Tenorio, bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies, summa cum laude; Tamsen Thistlehawk-Ranck, bachelor of arts, anthropology; Ashleigh Turley, specialist in education, school psychology.

vendors transporting their products as well as reducing the amount of food wasted by allowing vendors to only bring what is guaranteed to sell. Local Radius also gives customers the chance to browse what the market has to offer from more than 30 vendors at any time. For more information about Local Radius or to place an order, visit www. and click on “Arvada Farmers Market.” For more information about the Arvada Farmers Market, visit

val for the whole family,” she said. “There will be food, music, sandcastles, sun, amusement park rides. What more can you ask for in a festival?” Sand for the competition and other activities is provid-

ed through Integrated Snow Removal. Sand in the City is from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 14, and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, outside of the Arvada Center.


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School-finance ball is in voters’ court Lobato ruling means no quick rescue for funding By Vic Vela Those who had hoped that the Colorado Supreme Court would come to the rescue of underfunded public schools now turn their attention to persuading taxpayers to provide more money for classrooms in school districts across the state. In a highly anticipated ruling, the court on May 28 overturned a lower court’s decision that declared that the state’s school funding system — which plaintiffs said was inadequate and unfair — is unconstitutional. Now, the only immediate way that school funding will reach levels that are even on par with the rest of the nation — Colorado spends nearly $2,000 less per pupil than the national average — is if Colorado voters decide to foot the bill of about $1 billion annually that is tied to a major piece of legislation that overhauls the school-finance formula. “It’s really our last best hope,” said Jeffer-

son County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. Jeffco schools was one of 67 plaintiffs in the high-profile Lobato case that the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on this week. The case originated from a 2005 lawsuit that was named after a San Luis Valley family who alleged that Colorado was not living up to its constitutional mandate of providing a “thorough and uniform” system of funding for education. Plaintiffs argued that the state’s funding system particularly affects poor students and that money is not equally allotted among school districts. A state district court agreed with the plaintiffs in 2011. However, the state Supreme Court overturned that decision, ruling that school financing decisions should be left to lawmakers, and not for the courts to remedy. “While the trial court’s detailed findings of fact demonstrate that the current public school financing system might not be ideal policy, this court’s task is not to determine `whether a better financing system could be devised,’ but rather to determine `whether the system passes Constitutional muster,’” wrote Justice Nancy Rice in the court’s majority opinion.

Storm chasers lost in Oklahoma By Clarke Reader Famous storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and Carl Young all died doing what they loved. The Samaras lived in Bennett, Colo., and Young lived in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., The trio were killed by a tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., on May 31. The three men were among 13 whose deaths were attributed to the storms that devastated parts of Oklahoma. Tim Samaras, 55, Paul Samarus, 24 and Young, 45, were chasing a severe, multi-vortex tornado that was headed toward Oklahoma City when it sharply changed direction. Tim was the founder of the tornado research project Twistex, based in Lakewood. “This is a devastating loss to the meteorological, research, and

storm chasing communities,” said Tony Laubach of Twistex in a statement on June 1. “I ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. There is some comfort in knowing these men passed on doing what they loved.” Tim was a pioneer in research on measuring the environment inside a tornado. Both Tim and Paul were subjects of the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers” and frequent contributors to The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel released a statement about the loss on In a statement released June 2, The Weather Channel, stated, “Many of us were fortunate to have worked with them and have great admiration for their work. They went in the field focused on collecting data to enable meteorologists to further the science.”

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a supporter of the court’s decision, told reporters after the decision that the high court did not rule that schools are funded adequately, but that a civil action “was not the right way to increase that funding.” Although Stevenson said she was disappointed with the court’s decision, she agrees with the governor’s assessment of the ruling. “What it says that is that it needs to be determined through the people or the Legislature, and not for the court system to remedy,” she said. “I don’t think either side is cheering about this.” Republican lawmakers released statements in favor of the court’s ruling. Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman of Colorado Springs said the decision “affirms the constitutional authority of an elected legislative body to represent the people of this state.” Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, said that “a plaintiff victory would have drained the general fund and intruded on the General Assembly’s constitutional authority to appropriate taxpayer dollars.” Colorado’s K-12 education system already consumes about 40 percent of the state’s general fund. Supporters of the decision said that, had the court sided with the

plaintiffs, it would have put a greater burden on the state. Now, the focus turns to Senate Bill 213, which has been dubbed the Future School Finance Act. The legislation, which has been signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, would fund fullday kindergarten and provide more money for at-risk students and English learners. The act also aims to fund school districts in a more equitable fashion. State Republican lawmakers flatly objected to the bill this past legislative session, arguing that the act imposes a $1 billion tax increase on Coloradans without addressing true reform needs. But bill supporters say there is now a greater sense of urgency for voters to pass the tax hike, on the heels of the Lobato decision. “We’ll be in a deep, deep hole that we may never be able to get out of if we don’t get that ballot measure passed,” said Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster. “It’s very important.” Although the Jeffco school board has yet to take a position on Senate Bill 213, count Stevenson as a supporter. “I see it as our best hope, at this point, for increasing funding,” she said.

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Foothills Animal Shelter is offering a special “Pick Your Purrfect Price” promotion for the month of June to celebrate Shelter Cat Month. The shelter will offer any cat, six months of age or older, at whatever price they wish to pay. The regular adoption process still applies, including the set costs to vaccinate, microchip, health check, and spay/neuter all animals. Visit to see available cats.

Summer concert series

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) has announced three special concerts for its 2013 summer concert series. The first performance on July 4, 2013, at 3 p.m. will take place at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show.

The program, appropriately titled Salute the Red, White & Blue will feature a variety of patriotic music and American standards to celebrate the holiday. The JSO concert is the final musical performance of the festival. Admission for the entire day of events including the concerts, art show and kid’s activities is $10 paid at the gate (kids under 12 years of age are free). For its second concert of the summer season, the JSO will once again join The Queen City Jazz Band for a concert at the Arvada Center amphitheater. The concert, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. will feature Dixieland jazz as well as American classical pops including selections by John Williams, Aaron Copeland and John Philip Sousa. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 720-898-7200, and by visiting the Arvada Center box office at 6901

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I am incredibly disappointed with 213, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s execuhool tive order to stay the execution of Nathan Dunlap. With a looming execution date set gned for this August, the governor was left fulloney with few options regarding Dunlap’s ners. fate. He could have signed the warcts in rant allowing the execution to move ob- forward or he could have commuted sion, Dunlap’s sentence to life without the n tax possibility of parole. He chose neither. ssing Instead he granted a temporary ow a reprieve, meaning Dunlap will likely pass remain on death row for the durao de- tion of Hickenlooper’s administration. It’s a non-decision that leaves t we Dunlap’s fate, and the pursuit of don’t justice by victims’ families, up to the Sen. next administration. The governor’s lack of leadership imresults in the worst possible option s yet for the victims’ families, the integrity ount of our legal system, and the citizens of Colorado who have decided more oint, than once that the death penalty is an appropriate sentencing option in our state. Though it has been almost 20 years since this horrible crime was committed, we cannot allow our memory of the victims and the grieving families that Dunlap’s brutal crimes left behind to fade. Justice delayed is justice denied. While I understand the choice

to sign or not sign Dunlap’s death warrant was one of the most difficult and personal decisions Hickenlooper will make during his time in office, a decision that provides closure to the victims’ families would have been the right thing to do. To shirk his responsibility and duty as governor demonstrates a lack of courage, a lack of respect for the victims, and a total disregard for our judicial system and the 12 jurors who convicted the Aurora mass murderer. When Dunlap brutally murdered 50-year-old Margaret Kohlberg, 19-year-old Sylvia Crowell, 17-yearold Ben Grant and 17-year-old Colleen O’Connor, and callously shot Bobby Stevens in the head, a nightmare began for their families that continues to this day. For 20 years, these families have waited for justice to be delivered. Now, Hickelooper’s failure to make a decision will ensure their nightmare continues, at least through the end of his time in office.

If the governor had decided to commute Dunlap’s sentence to life without the possibility of parole, I would have disagreed with the decision but I could have respected it. At least then the families would have had some sort of resolution to their nightmare. But it is completely unfair to say to the victims, who have doubted for nearly 20 years that justice would prevail, that they will have to wait even longer for finality in this horrible ordeal. We expect our leaders to make tough decisions when the circumstance calls for it. We may not always agree with the decision a leader makes, but we expect it to be made. Hickenlooper’s refusal to make a decision regarding the fate of Nathan Dunlap is a failure in leadership that ignores the citizens who decided capital punishment is an appropriate sentencing option, that marginalizes the judicial system that got us to this point, and — most importantly — that delays justice for the victims and families of this horrible crime. House Minority Leader Mark Waller is a Republican representing Colorado Springs in the Colorado General Assembly. He also works as a deputy district attorney for the Fourth Judicial District in El Paso County.

Bills on jobs among promises kept My first session serving as the state representative for House District 29 has come to a close. I am proud of the work we accomplished and of the bipartisan work I did for the people of Arvada, Westminster and Colorado. We passed several economic development bills to encourage job creation by supporting small businesses and training Colorado workers for in-demand jobs. We restored funding to K-12 and higher education. We reformed our mental health and child welfare systems. And we passed legislation that will create a more fair and equitable Colorado, like civil unions, in-state tuition for Colorado high school graduates and election reform. I came into this session in January dedicated to making a difference and working with anyone, regardless of party affiliation. All 11 of the bills I carried this session passed after open hearings, vigorous debates and bipartisan compromises. Gov. John Hickenlooper has already signed many of my bills, and I anticipate all will be signed soon. During last year’s campaign, I promised to focus on jobs, and I’d like to highlight two jobs bills I carried. I’ve talked with many small busi-

ness owners and learned that many are ready to move to the next step but do not know how to export their products. Colorado’s advanced industries, which make up 30 percent of Colorado’s workforce, will get help to accelerate their exports because of House Bill 1193, which I sponsored, so they can export their products, not their jobs. I was privileged to c-sponsor a bill with Republican Rep. Chris Holbert to encourage airport manufacturers and maintenance industries to hire new employees. Representatives from our own Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport have already expressed to me how helpful this bill will be for them and how it will help them create new jobs right here in Jefferson County! My other focus in legislation this session was working to improve our mental health system. As we’ve seen all too often in

Colorado, mental health is directly connected to public safety. I’ve worked in and with the mental health community for over 20 years, and I understand the challenges facing families and individuals with mental health issues. I sponsored Senate Bill 266 to increase access to behavioral health services for the three in ten people in Colorado with unmet mental health needs. I also worked on House Bill 1296, which creates a task force to look at how we deal with civil commitments and recommend legislation that will improve outcomes for those who enter the behavioral health system. Those are just a few highlights of my work this session. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you, and please stay in contact with me on issues important to you. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s district includes Arvada and Westminster. She served on the transportation and energy committee and as the ViceChair of the business committee. You can reach her by phone at 303-8662950, or by e-mail at reptracy29@ For information about her monthly town halls and coffees, visit

PAYING TRIBUTE More than 100 Jefferson County citizens are listed on the Colorado Freedom Memorial, including service members from Arvada, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, and Wheat Ridge. The Colorado Freedom Memorial, formally dedicated May 26, is open to the public at 756 North Telluride St. Photo by Richard Gardner

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A smart direction on school safety Armed guards patrol banks, ballparks and airports. It is rarely argued they are out of place in those venues. Schools are different. They are places of learning, places for children, our nation’s most precious resource. Years after Columbine, months after Sandy Hook, talk of placing armed security personnel in schools evokes a broad range of reactions. If done wrong, such a move could be disruptive and create fear among students. But if done right, there is little to lose and perhaps, lives to be saved. We see a partnership in Douglas County between the school district and local law enforcement agencies as an example of a way to bolster security while allowing for an unfettered learning environment. Beginning with the next school year in August, plainclothes officers from the sher-

our view iff’s office and three police departments will patrol the county’s public elementary and middle schools. At the high school level, armed resource officers have been a presence on campus for years. A safety committee’s work on this new program began shortly after December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. It is a multifaceted plan that incorporates security measures beyond the presence of officers, including improved screening of visitors and enhanced use of technology.

But the move to place armed officers on campuses, announced May 30, is what has made headlines. That’s understandable. Creating a police state at our schools is not something anyone should want. To be clear, though, that’s not what is being planned in Douglas County. The School Marshal Program will see deputies and police officers assigned to schools in nearby proximity, and the officers will be a daily presence at the schools. The plan is to allow for greater ability to respond to an incident, as well as be a deterrent to those with ill intent. “We’re not aware of any other program like this in the country,” said Elizabeth Fagen, superintendent of the Douglas County School District. Strengthening community bonds is among the most laudable elements of the

program. Douglas County’s safety committee has representatives from law enforcement agencies, the school district and various community members. Some may question whether the program will be worth its price tag — at least $500,000 on the part of the school district and an undisclosed amount absorbed by the law enforcement agencies. It’s a fair question, but we’re not prepared to set a dollar limit on children’s safety. Douglas County is among the most affluent areas of the entire nation, and the program’s cost may make it prohibitive for many school districts and communities to fully implement. But the root ideas of a multi-pronged approach and community cooperation are worthy of serious consideration in Colorado and around the country.

Communicate not What has been your to be misunderstood most fun summer job? question of the week

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“Creating awesomeness at Blackbox Case (where wooden cases for iPads and other products are made in Golden) being woodworkers.” Greg Hydle

“I got married at age 15, so I didn’t have summer jobs. My job has been raising my family and doing fun things like go to SeaWorld.” Rachel Cox

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As I writer, I’m always trying to make some point. Here in this column, for example. In writing for my clients. In public speaking. The points I’m trying to make in my creative writing may be a bit more obscure, but nevertheless, there is communication going on. I want you to understand what I’m saying. Or rather, I want you to not misunderstand what I mean. There’s a difference. Any kind of communication — written or otherwise — has a point to make or information to impart, whether it’s directions to the family picnic, or the number of miles to the gallon, or even something as simple as “sign here.” When we have something to say or a point to make, we share this information — in our jobs, in our volunteer work, at school, and around the dinner table. We say what we mean and we mean it sincerely … most of the time, anyway. We merely want to be understood. So why does this communication so often go awry? In spoken communication, it’s easy to stumble over our words and say the wrong thing. But it’s also easier to correct these mistakes when we’re talking with someone else, face to face, over the phone, Skype, FaceTime, whatever. Written communication, however, is quite different, because of both the time until the information reaches the recipient, and the distance between sender and receiver. A letter (remember those?), a newspaper article, a blog post, a document, a form to fill out, or no-tools-needed assembly instructions leave little room for getting questions answered. Even our instant communication — email, texting — is harder to correct once we’ve hit “send.” What makes the difference between understanding and misunderstanding is usually explaining why you have said, or written, what you did. Here’s an example from some of the

plain language work I do, an application for assistance that used to say: “Failure to report or verify an expense will be seen as a statement by your household that you do not want to receive a deduction for the unreported and/or unverified expense.” Whaaat? What does that mean? Why would we not report what we’re asking for? So, how about this instead: “Please be sure to enter all of your expenses so that you can qualify for the full amount of reimbursement.” Okay, we know what we need to do — instead of what not to do — and why we need to do it. These instructions are not only easier to understand, but less likely to be misunderstood. That’s makes the difference. I’m thinking back now to a lengthy exchange of multiple emails last week that resulted from a misunderstanding among eight people replying to “all” instead of just asking me “why” or “what do you mean?” If I had taken a few more seconds up front to explain the “why,” I might have been understood the first time and saved time explaining what I meant to say in the first place. To be understood is what most of us want. And now it’s even more important to not be misunderstood. And that will make all the difference. Andrea Doray is a writer, speaker, and language watcher who embraces the 1960s song lyrics, “Please don’t let me be misunderstood.” Contact her at

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The voters of Jefferson County knew it was time to step up for the future of mit- students when they gave a resounding ce- “yes” to ballot measures 3A and 3B last November. Voters’ generosity ensured that Jeffco o- Schools would not have to make $45 ast million in reductions during the 2013-14 ict school year. by These reductions would have resulted r in the loss of 600 jobs and the eliminaa tion of important programs for our students. The 2013-14 budget approved last the week by the Jeffco Board of Education keeps our promises to voters, reflects i- the funding priorities of our community eas and demonstrates our focus on student achievement. ous Here is what our students will keep the and gain next year: • All students will have two more days in school, thanks to the elimination of furlough days. • K-8 students will be in school several more hours because there are four fewer early release days. • Class sizes will be maintained – not


increased. • Elementary students will continue to have instrumental music classes. • Sixth-grade students still will be able to attend Outdoor Lab. • Schools will not see a reduction in teacher-librarians. The board also restored salaries to 2010 levels for all Jeffco Schools employees. Employees sacrificed 3 percent of their pay during tough economic times. Additional funds from the state will cover these costs and the move results in increased days in school for students and more professional development for teachers and principals. Staff will continue to absorb the increasing cost

of health care, which has tripled over the last 10 years. Because we can’t predict the future, the 2013-14 budget will put $9.5 million in our rainy day fund to help us weather any monetary storms ahead. Not only is it required by law, it is fiscally sound decision-making. After all, it was the district’s rainy day fund – as well as employee salary reductions – that helped us prevent deeper cuts to classrooms. It’s time to slowly rebuild those reserves. As the board took its final vote on the budget, motions were offered to increase the number of librarians in schools, reduce costs for Outdoor Lab and decrease bus fees. It was suggested that the money to pay for these additional costs would come from reserves. As the economy improves, I’m hopeful we will be able to address these issues and others in the future; they’re sound recommendations. But now is not the right time to take on those additional expenses, and they are not true to the commitment we made to voters when they passed 3A and 3B.

The state has cut $1 billion from public education. Even with the passage of 3A, which provides $39 million in funding, Jeffco Schools is below 2009-10 spending levels. It’s important to underscore that 3A does not include new programs – it only maintains what we have now and helps prevent further budget cuts next year. We are grateful to Jeffco voters for their support of 3A and 3B. The budget approved by the board on a 4-1 vote maintains the overall financial health of the district by balancing the learning needs of all 85,000 students and has been vetted over a long period of time with our community. It’s impressive that more than 3,000 people took part in the budget development process, which began with our Citizens’ Budget Academy two years ago and ended with public hearings this month. Thanks to good financial stewardship, our students, staff and community have a strong, solid budget that saves valuable programs and people, and invests dollars where they matter most – on student achievement.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Very concerned about Olde Town Arvada

I am very concerned for the future of my community. How can Olde Town Arvada keep its “old town” feel with a fivestory apartment complex at the corner of Wadsworth and Ralston Road? Do the residents realize the tragedy about to take over our homes? It appears that there is not enough outrage for this travesty and we as residents need to speak n up. In addition, only blocks west they are to n as going to add a Walmart — yes, another Walmart. A corporation that does not supu the port community or local business. I thought the city of Arvada and its .” residents were finally bringing themselves y for? into the 21st century and beyond with the be support for local business and community along Old Wadsworth. at eim- Instead, we are going to take a million steps backward and allow another large — corporation to move in and ultimately close-down every mom and pop and e small business in the area. ot Has anyone considered that if they ly build a Walmart in the Arvada Triangle area that people may then not shop at

King Soopers, Safeway, and Kmart? With that in mind, we can have three more empty parking lots and stores along Ralston Road that will require revitalization, rather than one. Arvada residents, please think about what you want to see in your community and consider attending the planning commission meeting on June 4 at 6:30 p.m. and have your voice be heard. Jennifer Hinkley Karnisky Arvada

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There is some additional information related to the article on state funding for the beltway. The initial plans made by the CDOT NW Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Study were for a four lane freeway from the end of the NW Parkway toll road to C-470 and I-70 in Golden. When it became obvious that the more than $1 billion to build the project would not be available for the foreseeable future, CDOT directed the contractors to redesign the highway as a tolled highway. That meant that SH-93 through Golden

would be six lanes (the existing two free lanes plus four new tolled lanes), and U.S.. Highway 6 would become eight lanes (the existing four free lanes plus four new tolled lanes). Both the freeway plan and the tolled plan included shifting SH-93 to the west, per the Muller Engineering Design that Golden had done in 2003. The plan being considered by CDOT for approval includes the same speed limits and sound mitigation construction as is in the original 2003 plan. The major change in the latest plan is that the two new lanes on SH-93 will be tolled in order to help pay for the project. As there can be no traffic lights on tolled highways, the intersection of Washington and SH-93 will be built as a gradeseparated interchange. Dick Sugg, Member NW Corridor EIS Technical Support Committee Golden

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who represents a moderate, balanced perspective for Jeffco students. You may know Jeff as the co-founder of the Second Wind Fund, a teen suicide prevention program that was started in 2002. Jeff has also served on the Jefferson Foundation Board. I have known Jeff for many years, and have found him to be a very honest, sincere, and hard-working individual. I know that he will be an asset to the Jeffco School Board. Jeff, who is a parent of two Jeffco students, supports well-funded schools that always strive to improve. He also understands the importance of competitive wages in attracting and keeping the best teachers here in Jeffco. Jeff will work to make sure that every Jeffco student is college and career ready. As the director of a non-profit, Jeff knows that every dollar spent must have a maximum impact on our Jeffco students. Jeff’s balanced and results-focused approach makes him the best candidate for Jeffco School Board. Bob Zachman Littleton

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older will be able to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana at retail stores, per transaction, while out-of-state visitors are limited to a quarter of an ounce. Colorado residents can also grow their own pot and possess up to six marijuana plants. Existing medical marijuana dispensaries will have a nine-month head start on other businesses looking to enter into the retail pot arena. Pot shops — which will not be able to sell food or drinks that do not contain marijuana — must sell the drug in child-resistant packages that denote potency. The state Department of Revenue will regulate the retail pot industry. “When you are in uncharted territory, you need a North Star,” said Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, a House Bill 1317 sponsor. “And the North Star we used was public safety and making sure we kept marijuana out of the hands of kids, cartels and criminals.” The regulatory bill is also aimed at trying to appease the federal government, which has yet to respond to the pot legislation in Colorado. Marijuana use and sales are illegal under federal law. Hickenlooper said he expects the feds will be “more specific” in how they respond to states like Colorado and Washington, where voters also recently approved recreational pot use, “relatively soon.”

Hickenlooper also signed House Bill 1318, which calls for the drug to be taxed at a 15 percent excise tax rate, and a 10 percent retail tax rate. That’s in addition to other state and local taxes. Funds generated from the excise tax will go toward school construction. Voters must approve the new taxes in November. Hickenlooper and other bill sponsors called on voters to support the tax measures, or run the risk of marijuana regulatory money being taken out of the state’s general fund. “This is a plea to the people of Colorado to pass these taxes in the fall,” Pabon said. Also becoming law on May 29 was House Bill 1325, which sets a standard by which it is illegal to get behind the wheel while under the influence of marijuana. The bill limits drivers to five nanograms per millileter of blood for active THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, joked that his multiple attempts at trying to pass a driving-stoned standard in the last few years have set a “modern Major League record.” However, he’s pleased that his efforts have finally become a realization. “At the end of the day, this is probably the most important public safety legislation that has been signed into law this year,” Waller said.

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12:03 p.m. Friday, May 3, King Soopers, 6350 Sheridan Blvd. Police were called to King Soopers after a man tried to steal two DVDs and a hot dog from the store’s deli. At 11:29 a.m., a 5-foot-11-inch man between 25 and 30 years of age, weighing about 250 pounds who was wearing glasses and had a mustache and goatee, entered the store and took a “Green Hornet” DVD, valued at $9.99, a “League of Their Own” DVD, valued at $5.99, and a Nathan’s hot dog, valued at 99 cents. An employee confronted the man as he was leaving the store. The man returned the DVDs and hot dog before going into the parking lot. The employee requested the man go with him to the security office, but the man did not listen and left the parking lot on a red motorcycle. No other description was given regarding the motorcycle, but the man was wearing a black and white motorcycle helmet. There are no suspects in the case.

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1:55 p.m. Friday, May 3, area of W. 64th Place and Welch Court A resident reported found property to police after his neighbor found a bicycle in the area of W. 64th Place and Welch Court the previous week. The man told police the bike had been found near a creek just north of their residences. The rusted silver bike is a NEXT Mako six-speed mountain bike with

standard pedals, red and black accents and a black seat. The bike was logged into Arvada Police Department evidence as ”found property.”

Unknown suspects move barricades, damage construction lights 7:35 a.m. Monday, May 6, W. 64th Avenue between Virgil Street and Colorado Highway 93 Unknown suspects moved several construction barricades along W. 64th Avenue and damaged eight yellow warning lights mounted on orange traffic control poles sometime between 6 p.m. May 3 and 7:30 a.m. May 6. The reporting party told police it appeared as if a baseball bat or similar object was used to damage the lights. The lights are valued at $20 each.

Car’s windows broken while vehicle parked outside of residence 9:10 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 5200 block of Independence Street An unknown suspect reportedly damaged both the windshield and rear window of a car while it was parked outside of the owner’s home. Sometime between 9:30 p.m. May 8 and 8 a.m. May 9, someone through a softball-sized rock through the driver’s side of the rear window of a resident’s 1994 Honda. There was enough force behind the rock that it traveled through the passenger compartment and hit the windshield on the front passenger side. The impact of the rock caused

the windshield to break. The rock was found lying in the passenger front seat. The owner of the vehicle said his wife arrived home at about 9:30 p.m. May 8 and noticed a car parked facing south on Independence Street with its lights on. She did not see the color or make of the car and did not notice anything else unusual. Police reported several similar incidents occurred at other locations during the overnight hours.

Two spare tires stolen from man’s vehicles outside apartment

6:13 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 10300 W. 59th Pl. A man’s spare tires were stolen overnight from his two vehicles by an unknown suspect. The vehicles, a 2004 Dodge 1500 truck and 2003 Ford Explorer, were parked outside of his apartment. At about 6 p.m. May 14, the man was outside with his son when he noticed the attachment that holds his spare tire underneath his truck bed was dangling. He looked underneath and found his full-size spare tire was missing from his Dodge.The man looked under his Explorer and found its spare tire was stolen as well. The Dodge truck had a 20-inch aluminum rim and a full-size tire valued at $400; the Explorer had a full-size tire with a 16-inch aluminum rim valued at $200. No other vehicles in the area appeared to have been victimized. There are no suspects in the case.


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A mustang adopted by a Mustang Riders of Northern Colorado member holds out a hoof waiting for a “hoofshake” during a demonstration by the Mustang Riders of Northern Colorado at Cloud’s 18th Birthday Bash hosted by the Cloud Foundation and Horse Protection League, 17999 W. 60th Ave., June 1. Wild mustangs are often rounded up using helicopters to allow cattle to graze on the public land and can be sold at “kill auctions,” where the horses will be sold for meat. Adoption of the wild mustangs often saves the horses’ lives.

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Candy, a wild burro rescued by the Horse Protection League following a round-up, is led during the Mustang Parade at the Horse Protection League, 17999 W. 60th Ave., during Cloud’s 18 th Birthday Bash hosted by the Cloud Foundation. Cloud, a wild mustang born in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana, is the namesake for the Cloud Foundation, which works to preserve wild horses on public lands. Today about 179 herds of wild horses still exist in the west, many with a population of less than 100, said Cloud Foundation founder Ginger Kathrens, making the herds not genetically viable. There used to be more than 330 herds of wild horses, but due to round-ups to use the land for grazing, the number has decreased significantly. Photos by Sara Van Cleve

of the West plans more activities for the kids By Clarke Reader

The West Chamber is making sampling the finest restaurants in Jefferson County a family affair with this 00 W. year’s Taste of the West. The annual event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the y an Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. 00 “We’re very excited about this year’s re Taste. We have a great venue and it will be outside so people can enjoy the an weather,” said Brian Willms, president and CEO of The West Chamber. “Over s his the years it has been a little more adult ed focused, and this year we really want to encourage families to come be a und part of it.” g As a way to bring in more families, un- from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Radio Disney will re

be on the scene, providing entertainment for children. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. PJ Zahn, a classic rock cover band, will be performing. More than 20 local restaurants and vendors will be providing samples all night, with a focus on local, independently-owned businesses. “We really wanted to make it more local this year, and make community focus a priority,” said Jordan McNamara, West Chamber communications and programs manager. “We want Jeffco business to really get a chance to shine, and we have some really diverse places.” Restaurants come from all over the county, and include staples like 240 Union and new faces like La Cave and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Willms said that the event is not just for people already in the community, but for those who want to get a sense of what Jefferson County has to offer. “There are places that you’re only


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Passengers killed in I-70 crash near Wadsworth Two of three occupants of Taurus die after striking rear of truck By Sara Van Cleve Two people died and the driver of a 1997 Ford Taurus remains hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Jennifer Elizabeth Rhodes, 35, of Adams County, died at the scene of the accident and Cody

Duane Crosby, 33, of Lakewood, died Sunday, May 26, after being removed from life support. The driver, William Wheeler, sustained severe head trauma and was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, said Jill McGranahan, Arvada Police Public Relations Coordinator. Wheeler’s hometown was not given by authorities. An update on his medical condition was not available by press time. It is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. None of the occupants were wearing seat belts.

The accident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, May 25, according to the Arvada Police Department. The vehicle was traveling westbound on I-70 at highway speed when it struck the rear of an unoccupied Ford F-350 truck. The truck was parked in the emergency breakdown lane where southbound Wadsworth Boulevard merges with I-70 west. The truck had a 300-gallon diesel fuel storage tank in its bed that was damaged, resulting in about 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilling on the roadway and into the stormdrain.

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole


Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale

$12.00 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744

Wanted Wanted to rent; quiet space w/hookups for 36' RV. We're quiet, have references and no pets. Prefer Sedalia area but will consider others 928-528-8028

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales 2 Family Garage Sale 12674 W 77th Dr Arvada 12897 W 78th Circle Arvada Fri/Sat June 7th & 8th 8-4 antique glass ware, beautiful home decor, tools, sm furniture GREAT STUFF! 9435 Sandhill Pl. Highlands Ranch Fri & Sat June 7th & 8th 8am-3pm great men XL wardrobe/access, brighton belts & purses, twin bed/bunk beds, Pop-a-shot, sporting equip, bike, rzr pocket rocket Cash or Credit Card Arvada

Maplewood Estates Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale Friday & Saturday June 7th & 8th 8:00am 60-75 Families Lots of Great Stuff! Tons of Fun!

Follow the Signs From W. 64th or W. 72nd Ave. Between Kipling & Simms in West Arvada Sponsored by


100+ SALES!

HUGE Multiple Community Garage Sale!

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Garage Sales


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Castle Rock - Plum Creek, Compass Circle, Newport Circle, Mt. Royal. Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Childrens Things, Furniture, Exercise Equip., Electronics, Tools, and much more! Friday June 7th & Saturday June 8th, 9am-2pm

Garage Sale Saturday June 8th 7-3 5721 W. 111th Pl Westminster 80020 massage table, wedding gown, mirrored closet doors, closet shelf organizer, clothes, household and kitchen items, misc

Yard Sale Fri June 7th 8:30-4:00 Sat June 8th 9-3 208 Cedar Ave, Castle Rock electronics, cedar chest, comforter sets, tools, toboggan, car ramps TO MUCH TO LIST!

Exel Stairlift

Giant Tool Sale

Estate Sales



Community Sale

June 8th 9am-5pm Thornton - Heritage and Crossings 3281 East 103rd Place #1410 Featuring Artist Doll Collection Porcelain, Vinyl & Felt all limited edition over 200 dolls. If rain June 15th Cash only

Community Wide Garage Sale

Turtle Creek HOA Corner of Hilltop & Pine Drive in Parker 156 homes Saturday June 8th 8am-3 Empty Nester Cleaning House! Fri & Sat June 7th & 8th 8am-3pm 6427 Newcombe St # A, Arvada Variety of household items

Neighborhood Sale 72nd place, just off 72nd and Carr. June 7th and 8th 8am-1pm

1143 East Phipps Ct.

Highlands Ranch Saturday June 8th 9am-1pm Leather & Fabric Sofas & Chairs, Sofa Sleeper, Beds, Bedding, Lamps, Water Ski Vests, Snow Skis, Kitchen, 16 piece ceramic white dish set, Bath Decor, Household & Much More

Monster Garage sale,

tools, fabulous antiques, furn, decorator, old and new, electronics, toys, books,fishing gear, sports memorabilia, recliner couch all priced to sell June 7-9 8am 6060 W. 82nd Place Arvada GARAGE SALE! 815 Eaglestone Dr. Castle Rock Sat. June 8 & Sun. June 9, 8am -2pm Household, Teenage girls clothing name brand ages 12 - 17 Toys, electronics, Misc. Garage Sale June 7,8,9 Fri-Sun 9am-4:00pm anitiques, Koker barber chair, Southbend cook stove, tools, slot machine, quilting supplies and crafts, lots of material 980 Dudley St Lakewood

Community Garage Sale

8201 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton (Santa Fe & C470) Friday & Saturday June 7th & 8th 8am-4pm Power Tools, Fishing Gear, Furniture, Appliances, Household Items, Exercise Equipment, much more!

Gigantic Garage Sale in the Pradera Golf Community Subdivision Fri, June 7th & Sat, June 8th Numerous homeowners in the Pradera community will be participating in this event. Major cross streets in Pradera are Bayou Gulch and Raintree Circle, Parker Call Dotson Skaggs, Kentwood Company, 303-909-9350 for more information. Huge 5 family Sale Furniture, books, clothes lots of miscellaneous 13474 West 65th Drive, Arvada (near 64th and Defrane) Fri. & Sat. June 7th & 8th 8am-4pm. Huge assortment of antiques horse drawn farm equip. and collectables, yard art, lots of antique glassware, tools. Everything imaginable! June 6,7,8,9 Thurs-Sun 8:00AM 10824 E Black Forest Dr Parker 80138

Huge Fund Raiser

Lakewood Sister Cities Exchange Program Multifamily Sale Saturday June 8th 8am-3pm 3130 Youngfield Street at Maple Grove Grange, Wheat Ridge Everything you need + Food & Drinks June 8th 7712 Webster Way, Arvada 8am-3pm Books, bicycle, puzzles, wading and much more! Large Sale Fri & Sat, June 7th,8th 8am-4pm Sunday June 9th 8am-1pm home and garden furniture, constructions tools and misc, 10335 Glennon Dr Lakewood

Moving Sale

Friday June 7th Saturday June 8th 8am-4pm 2272 Eileen Way, Parker 80138 (Elbert County) Everything Priced To Sell Moving Sale Sat -June 8 9am-1pm T.V., dining table, childrens furniture, bedroom furniture Everthing Must Go! 10947 Melody Drive, Northglenn

Multi-Family Mid-Lakewood

Neighborhood Garage Sale. Fri-Sat June 7-8 from 8am-4pm. Boundaries are N. of Alameda, E. of Garrison, W. of Wadsworth and S. of 6th Ave.

Thornton: 128th Ave & Colorado Blvd 6/7 to 6/8 ~ 8-5pm

Sponsored by Shelli Dore, REALTOR® 303-931-9944

200 feet East of Oak Street on 70th Place in Arvada June 7th & 8th 9am-5pm Power Drills, Sanders, Drill Bits, Hammers Its Big Bits, Routers,Unusual Items for Woodworking


Terra Lago Community Garage Sale June 7th & 8th 8am-3pm. 3804 E. 127th Way, Thornton. 128th & 1 block west of Colorado Blvd. The Pinery Community Wide Garage Sale Friday June 7th & Saturday June 8th 9am-3pm. Maps at entry (Highway 83 at North Pinery Pkwy & South Pinery Pkwy) Parker

Huge Estate Sale

Very Quality Items Friday-Saturday June 14th-16th Chenango Sub Division Watch for Details next week for more details & pictures


Grow 8-12 feet yearly. $17-$24 delivered. Potted. Brochure online: or 509

447 4181

Furniture 3matching 30" bar stools, black, exc. cond. $30 for all 3. Black corduroy saucer chair $10 (720)3286567 Med brn matching 3 cushion hide-abed and 2 cushion love seat a-1 $250.00. Brn footstool $25.00 720851-4276

Lawn and Garden 4' round Meadowcraft glasstop patio table, 5 chairs,cushions, Umbrella Great condition! ($500) 303-278-0099

Health and Beauty Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-418-8975, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. _____________________________ ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-866-993-5043

300 lbs capacity 12' 5" straight rail $600 OBO 303-790-7588

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Two black, 4-drawer, ltr-size, Hon file cabinets. $30 each. Both for $50. "Nothing Down" real estate course, CDs, forms, manuals, $20. Small and small-medium size pet carriers. $25. 303 688-9171

Sporting goods Coleman Tailgate, fold able gas grill. Clean Bright red $200 new best offer accepted (303)979-9534 Olhausen Oak Pool Table, includes stand with cues, two sets of balls, $600 Call 937-321-3809


Best Guard Dog! Central Asian Shepherd. 5 month old. SALE! Best Offer price! 303-526-1894

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RV’s and Campers 10' Coleman pop up trailer for

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2003 Forest River 2600 RV

Chevy Chassis 25,500 miles, very good condition $18,000 303-431-8522

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 DONATE YOUR CAR. RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. FAST, FREE TOWING- 24hr Response. UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. Free Mammograms & Breas t C anc er Info w w w .ubc f.i nfo 888-444-7514 Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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Friday, June 7th, 9am-5pm Saturday, June 8th, 9am-5pm at the National Western Complex 4655 Humboldt St, Denver Friday early bird admission 9am - Noon $10.00 Regular admission $5.00 Glass Grinder available to fix your chipped glass. Certified Jewelry Appraiser available on Saturday. Free Parking Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Retro Rare Treasures, Furniture, Coins, Jewelry, Pottery, Postcards, Primitives, Glassware and so much more.


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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Adult Care Caroll's Home Health Inc.

PCC's, CNA's, Housecleaning, Sitter's, Disabled, Quadriplegic, Bonded/Insured


Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581



• Semi-Retired Flooring Contractor (over 40 yrs exp.) • Low Overhead = reduced pricing on name products & warranted installations • Carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate, tile & bath remodels • Wood Flooring: Install, refinish, repair • Free Estimates with samples to your door • Licensed/insured - Senior citizen discounts • Serving Central Colorado




Radiant Lighting Service **

We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?





Call Today for a free quote

303 827-2400 Construction


Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303


Garage Doors



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Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604

OUR REFERENCES - we’ll email to you.

Just Details Cleaning Service

Fence Services

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When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326

For all your garage door needs!


• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002


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G& E Concrete • Residential & Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace

25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559

Navarro Concrete, Inc.

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.

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Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022

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(303) 646-4499

Door Doctor

D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter


James marye

Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential



A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Call Ed 720-328-5039

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

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Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

Darrell 303-915-0739


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25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

Jim Myers Home Repair FREE Estimates - Reliable, over 20 yrs. exp. Carpentry, Drywall, Deck Staining, Painting, Gutter Cleaning, Plumbing, Electrical & more 303-243-2061

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John | 303-922-2670 Call 303


Call 720-218-2618

trash hauling

Instant Trash Hauling • Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out

Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.

Olson Landscaping & Design

Big Dog * Special

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303


Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Heavy Hauling

Trash & Junk Removal

We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832

Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work


$$Reasonable Rates$$

*Lawn Maintenance*Leaf Cleanup* Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal* Removal/Replacement decorative rock, Sod or Mulch*Storm Damage Cleanup*Gutter cleaning * All of your ground maintenance needs Servicing the West & North areas Mark: 303.432.3503 Refs.avail

LAWN AERATIONS Residential Homes


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Call Eric


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Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace

720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential


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Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INSURED & BONDED FREE ESTIMATE

Please call anytime: Mr. Domingo 720-365-5501

Misc. Services

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Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas


Aeration • Power Raking • Lawn Mowing Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping Spring Clean-Up • Gutter clean-out. We are Licensed & Insured


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Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

Motorcycle Repair

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?

West Branches co

All Makes and Models

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

landScape & lawn care

• Yard cleanup • Sprinkler services • Fence Installation • Flagstone patios free estimates

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Starting at $2995


is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

House Cleaning


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Established 2000 • *up to 5000 sq/ft

with a Warranty Starting at $1575

kes Ma All odels &M




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little Dog * Special

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$$Reasonable Rates On:$$




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A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

Lawn/Garden Services


Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384



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Hauling Service


Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair

Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:



SWEET’S LANDSCAPING & Lawn Maintenance Mowing, aeration, fertilize, tree & shrub trim. Planting & Spring cleanup. Free estimates 28 yrs exp.

Call Greg


• Honest pricing • • Free estimates • We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!


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Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

Call Frank


Commercial • Residential Apartments • Warehouse Deck • Fence Interior • Exterior Repairs • Remodels Only use top quality products Free Estimates


Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172

40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752

Interior/Exterior Stain, Power Wash & Texture FREE Estimates

Call Sergio 303-459-2994


AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215




For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area

Repair or Replace: Faucets, Toilets, Sinks, Vanity, Dishwashers, Water Heater, Broken Pipes, Spigot/Hosebib, Drain Cleaning, Disposals etc. Sprinkler StartUp/Repair/Installation. Swamp Cooler Start-Up/Repair. Call West Tech (720)298-0880

Remodeling Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.



Chavez Painting


Your experienced Plumbers.

Insured & Bonded

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Plumbing & Construction • Basement Finish • Kitchen Remodel • Bath Remodel • Decks • Tile • Master Plumber • Repair Installation • Drain Cleaning • New Construction • Water Heater

JACK BISHOP Owner Operator




Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231

Roofing/Gutters A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131

Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481

Roofing/Gutters Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof. Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company 5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310


Never Side Your House Again! • James Hardie Siding • 30 yr warranty • Concrete fiber siding with prefinished colors • Wood siding also available Ask about 5-10% discount

Call Ray for free estimates • Licensed & Insured 20 years in business in Metro area

Rocky Mountain Superior Finishes LLC Alvin Ray Hedrick • 720-849-1338


Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826


Sprinklers Just Sprinklers Inc Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Residential /Commercial

• System Startup

Now offering

Aeration, spring yard clean ups, fertilizing, weed control, lawn mowing, custom trimming of small trees, and bushes All your landscaping needs Call Jim or Shannon pooper scooper services

• Install, Repair

• Service & Renovations

Stephen D. Williams

System Startup $35.00

Free Estimates

Senior Discounts

(303) 425-6861

25 Plus Years Exp • Family Owned & Operated


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Tree Service

Majestic Tree Service

A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood


Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates

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Ruth Steiner (Billie McBride), left, – a teacher and respected short story writer – teaches Lisa Morrison (Devon James) in “Collected Stories,” showing at Miners Alley Playhouse. Courtesy photos

The student becomes the master ‘Collected Works’ examines aging, creative process By Clarke Reader


iners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies, takes an in-depth look at what happens when the teacher-student relationship faces the challenges of friendship, age and betrayal. “Collected Stories” will run at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, from June 7 through July 5. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. on Sundays. “The show is about learning and watching the younger people take over,” said Billie McBride, who plays Ruth Steiner, a teacher and short story writer. “Time is also a big part of it — there’s the idea of what is being passed on to the next generation.”

The play focuses on Steiner and her student Lisa Morrison (Devon James), and takes place over the course of six years as Morrison evolves from a freshfaced student to a respected writer. During that time Morrison writes a successful novel based on Steiner’s affair with a famous poet, and both characters must take a look at whether or not its acceptable to use a person’s life experiences in someone else’s work. “It’s a great story about this teacherstudent relationship, and what do you want as a student and as a teacher,” said director Robert Kramer. “These two women are really close, but the writing business gets in the way.” He also added that the play shines a light on the creative process, and how it is different for each person. This production is a return to “Collected Stories” for McBride, who directed the play in 2002. She said that at the time she really wanted to play the character of Steiner, and that it’s a thrill to finally get a

Ruth Steiner (Billie McBride) left, and Lisa Morrison (Devon James), a former teacher-student pair, must deal with ethical questions that writing creates in “Collected Stories.”

If you go WHAT: “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: June 7 through July 14 Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m. Sundays - 6 p.m.

COST: $19 - $29.50 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or visit www.

chance to fulfill that dream. “Directing is different from acting, that I was basically starting from scratch on this,” she said. “What I did keep in mind going in was how interesting I found this character.” Since the play has only two characters, there is a lot to learn and prepare for, McBride said. She added that she is only off the stage for one scene. As a director, Kramer said that the small cast has led to greater work on the characters. “The thing I love about the two-person cast is it gives a chance for true collaborations,” he said. “On these larger cast shows the director keeps everything going, but here we’re able to let the actresses talk more about their characters.” As a teacher, Kramer said that he has a real appreciation for what Steiner’s character goes through with Morrison. “It’s a difficult thing, because you want more for your students than you had, but it’s difficult when you see them start to outstrip you,” he said. “This show plays up the emotions really well.” Neither Kramer or McBride classify “Collected Stories” as a comedy or drama, but rather somewhere in between, taking a little from both. For McBride, the quality of the writing is what stands out. “For me, the words are what really create the character, and this is an example of that — as well as some just good theater.” Kramer said the relatability of the situation is one of the play’s major powers. “All of us in our past has learned our craft from someone else, and so we can all relate to this,” he said.

Esquire magazine loves Denver, or at least two of its bars. Esquire includes Williams & Graham in the Highland neighborhood and downtown’s Ship Tavern in the famed Brown Palace Hotel in its top 17 (really, 17?) list of best bars in the U.S. Esquire writes about Williams & Graham, a unique bar with a 1920s speakeasy feel: “Williams & Graham is a love letter to the old saloon, but one conceived by a third-generation bartender who knows the difference between playing bartender and really tending bar.” Esquire suggests ordering the Unrefined Ruffian at Williams & Graham. See the review at www. About Ship Tavern, Esquire suggests ordering a Johnny Walker Black Manhattan and writes: “Ship Tavern, tucked away in the historic heap of bricks that is the Brown Palace Hotel, is at that peculiar stage in a fancy joint’s life when it wants to be a dive. It’s not decrepit per se, but you can feel the gravitational pull of decrepitude. Somehow that’s alluring. Maybe it’s because that same black hole is pulling on us every single day. In any case, it is very pleasant to drink your (large) cocktails here (stick to the basics) amid the head-scratching, comprehensive nautical decor (in Denver?), which dates back at least to the 1930s.” See the review at best-bars-in-america-2013#slide-4.

Denver fifth-fittest city

Denver ranked fifth of the most fit cities in the U.S., according to annual American Fitness Index, a study done by the American College of Sports Medicine. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked first for the third year in a row in the study, which is based various health behaviors including smoking, exercise, obesity rates, chronic health problems and access to health care. The ACSM report also considers other factors, such as availability of parks, recreational facilities, walking trails and farmers’ markets. Health and medical experts designed the fitness index, which analyzed the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S. Washington, D.C., was second, followed by Portland, San Francisco and Denver. See the full list at www.usatoday. com/story/news/nation/2013/05/29/ fittest-cities-minneapolis-stpaul/2363677/.

Douglas County: Here’s the money

In a Forbes magazine report this week, the money mag lists Colorado’s Douglas County as the eighth-richest county in the U.S. Forbes cites the county “boasts the ritzy enclave of Castle Pines, known for its world-class country club and golf course.” Five Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., highlight the list as do two New Jersey suburban New York City counties. See the Douglas County listing at

Northglenn gets craft brewery

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MARKETING SERIES Business Education Series Training, a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and non-profit business specialists, presents its marketing for business series.

BREAKFAST MEETING Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 will have a roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, June 7, at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Guest speaker is Pam Anderson, Jefferson County clerk. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m. and the presentation starts at 7. Contact the American Legion at 303-424-0324 or alp161@

BLOCK PARTY The Lakewood Heritage Center is once again host to the Rockin’ Block Party, a free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music and a movie under the stars, from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801. S. Yarrow St. Call 303-987-7850 or email Visit

SCHEDULE IS: • THURSDAY, June 6, 9-11 a.m.: LinkedIn Marketing Tips for Small Business, Location TBD. Speaker is Kim Mears, Mears Interactive. • FRIDAY, June 7, 9-10:30 a.m.: Facebook 101 at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk,

• FRIDAY, June 14, 9-10:30 a.m.: Facebook 102 at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, • WEDNESDAY, July 10, 9-10:30 a.m.: Twitter-Best Practices for Business Use at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk,

• WEDNESDAY, July 17, 9-10 a.m.: How to manage Your Online Reputation — Learn how to build a positive reputation, at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Guest speaker is Stella Peterson, Stella PR + Marketing.

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THURSDAY/JUNE 6 CONCERT LEGENDARY poet, author and singer Jonny Barber will perform a one-night-only concert Thursday, June 6, at Mt. Vernon Country Club to benefit Historic Preservations Inc and The Berchert Ranch Animal Rescue. Local area merchants also will put on a silent auction. The concert is part of a dinner and show package produced by Mt. Vernon Country Club. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and show at 8. Show-only tickets are also available. Reservations can be made by calling 303-526-0616. FRIDAY/JUNE 7 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” opening Friday, June 7 at its new space at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. For tickets and information, go to FRIDAY/JUNE 7 TURQUOISE JEWELRY Artist Randy Christensen will lecture on Villa Grove Turquoise and mining in Colorado during Golden’s first Friday and block party from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 7. Check out jewelry on www.spiritsinthewindgallery. com. The gallery is at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-279-1192.

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Boulevard. The 5,000-square-foot brewery and taproom features four 40-barrel fermenters and a 20-barrel brewing system, plus seating for 100. Former homebrew shop owner Vance Sabbe and his business partner, Rich Aggen, own the brewery, which plans to sell much of its beer to local restaurants and bars. Beer By Design expects to have a dozen beers on tap by July and plans to hold a grand opening event later this month. For more information, visit Beer By Design’s website at

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One of my favorite Denver movers and shakers, Sean Duffy, hosted his big 5-0 bday recently at The Palm restaurant in The Westin Downtown Denver as a fundraiser for Steve Farber’s American Transplant Foundation. The party, dubbed $50 for 50, attracted a ton o’ Duffy fans from both sides of the aisle. Duffy is a famous Republican who has supported several liberal political efforts, but this was all about raising money for transplant participants. “Our `50 for 50’ event designated every dollar raised to the American Transplant Foundation’s `Patient Assistance Program’ at Children’s Hospital,” Duffy said. “What this program does is give families — mostly from rural areas — assistance with basic living expenses (mortgage, rent, utilities, etc.) while their children are awaiting or recovering from transplant surgery, most often kidney or bone marrow transplants. “I am on the board of the American Transplant Foundation — along with a ton of the really interesting folks in town — which was founded by Steve Farber, after he received a life-saving kidney donation from his son nine years ago. Farber was one of the first folks who befriended me

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/JUNE 7-8 THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a community musical production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at 7 p.m. May 30-31 and June 7-8 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303456-6772 or visit FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/JUNE 7-9 FATHER’S DAY events Arvada Estates, an independent retire-

ment community, plans events to celebrate fathers during June. Each event is free and open to the public. Arvada Estates is at 7175 Kipling St., Arvada. Visit Events include Father’s Day game night at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7; classic car show at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8; and Father’s Day barbecue at noon Sunday, June 9. To RSVP, or to learn more, call 303-412-5480.

CAR/BIKE SHOW Wilderness on Wheels, a benefit car/biker show featuring Cruisin’ Dave, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mile Hi Church and Paradise Cove Restaurant parking lot. Dash plaques and coffee for the first 100 entries. Contact Bill/Barbara Cramer at 720-308-2239 or bcandthewheel@q. com. All donations are tax-deductable and benefit the 29 acres of forest access, hiking, camping and fishing for persons with disabilities at Grant. TOWN HALL Reps. Brittany Petterson, and Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, and Sens. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, and Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, present a town hall meeting to wrap up the 2013 legislative session from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. COMING SOON/JUNE 8, JULY 13, AUG. 10 STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada

will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of top-notch local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit

COMING SOON/JUNE 9 RIDE FOR Kids Local pediatric brain tumor patients, their parents, local and national organizers, local doctors and/or medical researchers and hundreds of participating motorcyclists will participate in Ride for Kids, a motorcycle event to raise money for research into pediatric brain tumors. The ride is Sunday, June 9, at Jefferson County Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m. Participants receive special Ride for Kids incentives and are eligible for a drawing that includes a new Honda motorcycle. They also enjoy free beverages, light breakfast and lunch. Visit for information on registering for the ride. Your Week continues on Page 22

COMING SOON/JUNE 7-30 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre Company presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from June 7 through June 30 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets available by calling 303-232-0363 or going online to www.

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COMING SOON/JUNE 8 GARDEN TOUR The Conflict Center’s plans its 13th annual Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Attendees may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens grouped in four neighborhood clusters. In addition, ticket holders will be able to view the lush gardens of the storied Highland’s Garden Café. All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes and teaches non-violent conflict management. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon St. Advance sales also are available at garden-tour/. COMEDY NIGHT The inaugural comedy night at Lake Arbor

features headliner Steve Gastineau at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lake Arbor Golf Course in Arvada. Named one of the funniest comedians in Denver by 9News, Gastineau tours nationwide and is a local favorite. Joining him will be Ron Ferguson and hosting the show will be nationally touring headliner Bob Meddles. Tickets are available at; and really gave me an introduction to Colorado when I came here in 2001 and I admire him and (his law partner) Norm Brownstein immensely.” The bipartisan group of people you will be interested in who were there: Farber; Barry Hirschfeld; Dan Hopkins, former press secretary to Gov. Bill Owens (he and Duffy started with Owens on the same day in 2001); PR pros Jeff Julin and Mike Gaughen of MGA communications; David Kenney, The Kenney Group (where Duffy works); Kelly Brough (CEO of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce); Josh Hanfling; John Zakhem; Jason Dunn, former Deputy AG and now with Brownstein Hyatt and Farber; and David McReynolds. Duffy opined on his half-century mark by saying: “I’ve pretty much been an old fart my whole life, so my age is catching up to my general demeanor. And since (his better half ) Susan and I have 2-year-old Brendan Duffy at home, my goal has been to get him out of diapers before I get in them. “When you turn 50, you realize how lucky and blessed you’ve been and how much other people helped along the way. So this was an opportunity for Susan and me to say thanks and help out some families who are at an incredibly challenging point in their lives.”

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Motorcycle ride The seventh annual Molly-Dharma Run

for Colorado animal shelters is planned for Sunday, June 9. The motorcycle ride will benefit the Intermountain Humane Society. Register at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Ride to the IMHS shelter in Pine, 67318 Highway 285, and take a tour (adoptions/donations welcome). End with a party from 1-5 p.m. at T-Bird Roadhouse, 9701 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Register online through June 3 at Contact Kirk at kirkzimmerman@ or 303-548-5123, or Ken at or 303-871-8290.

Sunday/June 9 Benefit concert The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars have been selected to perform at the Umbria, Italy, and Montreux, Switzerland, jazz festivals. A benefit concert is planned from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Ziggies Live Music, 4923 W. 38th Ave., Denver. All proceeds will help meet the bands goal of performing at the festivals in July. Go to http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub. com/donate/ to order tickets via PayPal. You will receive a receipt and your name will be added to the paid guest list (no physical tickets will be issued). Tickets also sold at the door. Monday/June 10 lacroSSe caMp The Green Mountain boys lacrosse team hosts summer lacrosse camps for all skill levels. The camps are run by the Green Mountain varsity and junior varsity coaches, with help from varsity players. A rookie skills camp for all ages is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the school. All incoming ninth- to 12th-graders can play in weekly 7 vs. 7 games from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in June at the school. Full gear required. For information or to register, visit; email questions to Nate Hallahan, Green Mountain boys head coach, at Monday/June 10 dog ManageMent Training with Grace, a dog-training

facility in Lakewood, offers free talks from 6-7 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave. The Monday, June 10, program is Double Dog Management. This class is for families overwhelmed by a multidog household. Ana will show you how to read body language to prevent arguments in the home and how to set appropriate boundaries for mutual respect among all family members.

Monday/June 10 Spirit aniMalS Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue presents a class on connecting with your spirit animals from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood. Learn techniques to effectively connect with your guiding spirit animals on a daily basis. Discover who has always helped you, who is helping you now and how to bring their power, gifts and wisdom into

your daily life. Registration required. For more information or to register, e-mail or call 303-239-0382.

BiBle School JUMP! a Vacation Bible School at Mile High Vineyard, is from 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14 at 5445 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. Visit or email vbs@ for information on costs.

Lois Court will read this proclamation at 3:45 p.m. There will be many local rescues and shelters, animal practitioners and businesses, entertainment and vendors, plus a Rescued Dog Show. Just One Day is a national movement asking all animal shelters to not euthanize any animals on June 11. Volunteers, vendors, sponsors, practitioners, rescues and shelters are encouraged to email for more information. Join over 75 shelters and rescues who signed up at  and receive a booth for free. All rescues and shelters will each receive a portion of the proceeds.

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SuMMer caMp Golden History Museums again offer hands-on history summer day camp for children ages 6-11 years. Sessions include movie making, firefighting, technology and mining. Six week-long sessions take place from June 10 to Aug. 2 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe Streets, near downtown Golden. The camp is divided into morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), or full days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at or by phone at 303-278-3557.

affirMative action As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of affirmative action in the area of higher education admissions, join Active Minds for an in-depth look at the origins, history, and future of affirmative action in the United States. Born out of the legacy of slavery in the United States, affirmative action has been a part of our culture for decades. Proponents claim it is necessary to even the playing field given past disadvantages while others argue that it just creates a new uneven playing field. We will examine both these arguments and more as we attempt to understand this complicated and important issue. Program is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP to 303-742-4800.

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Monday/June 10, June 17, June 24 repuBlican Men Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets from 7-9 a.m. Mondays, at Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave. The Monday, June 10, meeting features Tom Tancredo, who will talk about why he is running for Colorado governor and how he will get there. The guest at the June 17 meeting is still to be determined. The June 24 meeting will feature Peter Weir, Jefferson County district attorney, providing an update on Jefferson County criminal happenings, court proceedings and more. Bring a guest. Call Fred Holden, 303-4217619 or visit tueSday/June 11 WoMen’S progreSS It’s been 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, as we use this anniversary to reflect on a century of women’s progress in the United States. From women’s suffrage to the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1960s to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for president, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone. This event is sponsored by Westland Meridian Retirement Community and takes place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave. tueSday/June 11 coMMunity celeBration Just One Day community celebration and adoptathon is from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at City Park, Denver, in accordance with the Proclamation Just One Day Denver, signed by Gov. Hickenlooper. State Representative

WedneSday/June 12 dog training Anxiety, fear, trauma, PTSD and phobias will be covered by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. This class will help you prepare your dog for thunderstorms and fireworks, and address general anxieties and fears. We will share and demonstrate many techniques, protocols, equipment and products. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or 303-239-0382. thurSday/June 13 claSS reunion The 1953 West High School 60-year class reunion is planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at The White Fence Farm in Lakewood. All classes welcome. Contact Elaine Langley at 303-799-9601 or Lee Becker for information. thurSday/June 13 JuSt one Day A party in celebration of Just One Day is from

6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Eden’s Restaurant, 3090 Downing St., Denver, to honor the rescues and shelters that agreed to not euthanize any shelter aninmals on June 11 according to a proclamation signed by Governor Hickenlooper. Free admission; happy hour prices all evening. RSVP preferred at

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girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in “In Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to c.2 participate in a formal track or cross-country program during da 46 their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Al Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, As contact or comp You Kindergarten regiStration Vanderhoof Elementary and e School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Yo Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register reaso for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day proto do gram and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 and y Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 new p.m. Go online to and follow the prompts may for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student Earth has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their No birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to mare the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need Bu to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments woke are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions Italy, or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office his p at 303-982-2744. how recurring/through June 9 place the MouSetrap The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse aime Th presents “The Mousetrap,” by Agatha Christie, playing May 31 tle tim through June 9 at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call gaine 303-422-4090 or visit Appropriate an st for all ages. to kil

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pilateS claSSeS A new 10-week session of Pilates for Ageless Adults is offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays from April 11 to June 13 at the Arvada Center. Cost can be paid to the Arvada Center. Instructor Laurie Wood is a certified Pilates post-rehab practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and a Conti dancer with more than 25 years experience. The class is a gentle, therapeutic approach to Pilates. A half-inch thick foam exercise mat is needed; no yoga mats please. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register. looKi


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jazz dance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from April 12 to and dis June 14 at the Arvada Center. Wood is a dancer, choreographer through and healing artist with more than 25 years’ experience teaching to purch Contact movement classes to all ages and populations. Wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes and dress comfortably. Call 720-898-7200 for lakewo information on costs and to register. looKi

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The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30. The exhibit hearts o coMing Soon/June 14 presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the ants of French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’mounta SyMphony concert DeVotchKa and special guest Amanda familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. thus sta Palmer join with the Colorado Symphony for a concert at 7:30 The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303- 2-4 p.m p.m. Friday, June 14, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on of Evere 279-3922 or visit sale now. Call 303-623-7876 or go to www.coloradosymphony. differen org. recurring/through July 20 and fut coMing Soon/June 14 painted catS Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails 12791 W 237-57 theater ShoW Performance Now Theatre Company presents of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online looKi “Kiss Me, Kate” from June 14 through June 30 at the Lakewood gallery at Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Performances are at 7:30 netW html. Visit p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Busines Tickets available by calling 303-987-7845, going online to www. recurring/through July 27 5-7 p.m or visiting the Lakewood Cultural Center Wadsw Quilt diSplay Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents box office. Free, on-site parking available. “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from www.3 coMing Soon/June 14-16 April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit looKi includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private MuSic feStival Bluegrass music fans will be treated collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open conce to special outdoor performances by nine bands, including present to the public. Call 303-277-0377. Colorado-based headliner Finnders & Youngberg, during the from 5three-day Golden Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, June recurring/through laBor day baskets 14-16 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe streets in free adMiSSion Lakewood Heritage Center will participate drinks f Golden. Tickets will be available on May 1 at the Golden History local st in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free museum Center, 923 10th St. in Golden. Visit or call admission to active duty military personnel and their families the Sc 303-278-3557. through Labor Day. The Lakewood Heritage Center can educate Evergre and entertain the kids and the whole family with a trip through with Th the 20th century from early farming days with real farming with W dog trainer Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundaequipment to a 1940s diner. This summer, the importance of the Sneaky tion Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic military is highlighted through the museum’s victory gardens, with De approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to showing how communities have come together during conflicts 55, wit each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn and wars in support of the military. The Blue Star program is a Aug. 28 to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue The con dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 evergre behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request museums across America to offer free admission to museums looKi an application at Contact from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year’s Blue Star or call 303-239-0382 for Museums represent history, fine art, science, nature centers and conce information. children’s museums. The complete list of participating museums the ArtJ Friday, is available at lineup i arvada running Club is offering $1,200 in college track or Saturday, June 19 cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school Recurring Events continues on Page 23 26; Red Nationa Eclipse 4655 and Zy Friday Early Bir Funkad & Reg are at t Glass Grinder St., Laka Free ParKinG Certified Jewelr parking at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St are ava or by ca We will have

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‘Inferno’ one of summer’s hottest reads “Inferno” by Dan Brown c.2013, Doubleday $29.95 / $30.00 Canada 465 pages All your life, you’ve tried to be good. As a child, you were taught kindness and compassion, honesty and trustworthiness. You learned graciousness and generosity, and embraced gratitude. You’ve always tried to be good for several reasons, mostly because it’s the right thing to do. Also, there’s a place for evil people and you don’t want to go there, but in the new novel “Inferno” by Dan Brown, you may have no choice. Hell may be coming to Earth. Nothing made sense – then again, nightmares rarely do. But when Professor Robert Langdon woke up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, the nightmares weren’t the worst of his problems. Langdon couldn’t remember how or why he’d gotten to Italy in the first place, or how he’d been grazed by a bullet aimed at his head. Though he’d been sedated, there was little time for recovery: moments after he regained consciousness, a spiky-haired woman strode down the hospital’s hall and tried to kill Langdon again. He narrowly escaped

with the help of his doctor, quick-thinking Sienna Brooks, who asked Langdon about an object he’d been carrying. Covered with text and symbols, the object was a cylinder that, once opened, yielded an odd device that became a projector. Though Langdon was an expert on Italian art and literature, Dante in particular, the image from the projector mystified him. It was a famous painting, an impression of Dante’s “Inferno,” but it had been altered. Dante’s Rings of Hell were out of order, with additions to the painting in strange places. Slowly, Langdon came to understand that the alterations were clues to what the device was and where it had come from … but there was no time to think. Someone wanted him dead, and they’d surely kill Dr. Brooks, too.

On a ship just off the coast of Italy, the provost pondered his last client. He was glad the man’s contract was done. The Consortium had spent a year maintaining the man’s privacy and safety, but the work was troublesome and the provost regretted taking the business. He regretted it even more when he realized what the client was about to unleash… Okay, first the bad news: “Inferno” is a tad too long. Author Dan Brown’s two main characters escape and are chased over and over and over again, relentlessly – which is exciting at first, but tiring as this book progresses. “Inferno” also ends rather strangely (but I won’t tell you why, because that would ruin it for you). Now the good news: Dan Brown has a new book out. And it’s a thriller with chases, intrigue, esoteric clues that require genius-level thinking, international locales, secret passages, and an evil madman. It’s complex and fast-moving. For a couple weeks’ worth of entertainment, what more could you want? Fans of “The DaVinci Code” will feel right at home with this book in their hands, and espionage lovers will want to dive right

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Looking AheAd Looking AheAd/June 15 Arts week Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts

will host INSPIRE Arts Week from June 5-15 with free and discounted events by art and cultural organizations throughout the city. For a complete listing of events and to purchase tickets, visit Contact curator Lorene Joos at 303-987-7844 or lorjoo@ for more information.

Jefferson County business and political leaders and learn about major transportation and redevelopment projects in the county. To register, visit events-detail.asp?eventID=376.

Looking AheAd/June 21 kids night out Evergreen Park & Recreation District

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plans its first kids night out for ages 5-12 from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the gymnastics gym at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. Pizza will be served. Parents must sign up by Monday, June 17, at Space is limited. Kids nights out also will be offered July 26 and Aug. 9. Visit www.

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world, Everest holds a special place in the minds and hearts of many. It has religious significance for inhabitants of the region; additionally, it captivates the many mountaineers who have attempted to summit it and thus stand “on top of the world.” Join Active Minds from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, as we explore the stories of Everest-both triumphs and tragedies-and examine different perspectives on the mountain’s past, present, and future. Program is at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP to 303237-5700.

Looking AheAd/June 18 networking event 303 Network presents Business After Hours, a networking event, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Old Chicago, 3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Tickets available at Looking AheAd/June 19, JuLy 3, JuLy 17 ConCert series Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets, portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening music from local students. the sCheduLe is: June 5, The Hosty Duo, with Evergreen School of Music; June 19, Sticky Mulligan, with The Alpine Brothers; July 3, Trout Steak Revival, with Whodunnit; July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14, Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28, Tunisia, with Kattie Glassman and Snapshot. The concerts are free, and parking is limited. Visit www. Looking AheAd/June 19, June 26, JuLy 10 ConCert series The Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts 2013 Sounds Exciting! summer concert series lineup includes The Hazel Miller Band, rhythm & blues, June 19; Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders, banjo, June 26; Red Molly, bluegrass-tinged Americana, July 10; Eclipse, Journey tribute, July 17; Creole Stomp, Creole and Zydeco, July 24; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Funkadelic fun, July 31. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Gates open at 6 p.m. and plenty of free parking available. Picnicking is allowed. Season tickets are available at or by calling 303-987-7845. Looking AheAd/June 20 reAL estAte Jefferson County summer real estate forum is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Boston Market’s corporate headquarters, 14103 Denver West Parkway, Golden. Meet and network with


Dog parade Pawsitively Pittie Pride Parade coming from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to Olde Town Arvada. Join all responsible guardians of pit bull type dogs for a day of fun and mingling with new pittie friends. Activities include a parade, vendors, try-out agility, and demonstrations. All proceeds benefit Peanut’s Place Bully Rescue.

Looking AheAd/June 22 gArden tour Tour six residential Arvada gardens, plus the newly established Rose Roots Community Gardens, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Proceeds will support the Arvada Historical Society. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth. You will receive a tour map to all the gardens.Resident gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. At one of the gardens we again will be selling fun, decorated birdhouses. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Strollers and pets are not allowed in the gardens. Call Mary Jo at 303-421-2032. Looking AheAd/June 22 wiLd west Travel back to the days of the Wild West at the Colorado Railroad Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Families can catch a ride behind the steam locomotive on an 1880s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. There are fast-draw contests, train robberies and sharp shooting exhibitions. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at Looking AheAd/June 28-30, JuLy 26-28 CAMp CoMfort Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health

& Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort

website at or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

Looking AheAd/June 29 Book signing Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of Arvada West High School, has just released “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at Looking AheAd/June 29-30 Ms ride The 2013 Newmont Bike MS, presented by Point B, will take place June 29-30. The ride runs from Front Range Community College in Westminster to Colorado State University in Fort Collins and back. The ride will offer three route options: the traditional route that includes the challenge of Horsetooth Reservoir; a shorter and easier base route that does not include Horsetooth Reservoir; and a Saturday afternoon century option for riders seeking an endurance experience. For information or to sign up, visit

in. If that’s you, and you crave a good book, “Inferno” is already one of this summer’s hottest.

Send uS your newS Colorado Community Media welcomes event listings and other submissions. Please note our new submissions emails. Deadline is noon Fridays. events and club listings School notes, such as honor roll and dean’s list schoolnotes@ Military briefs General press releases Submit through our website obituaries Letters to the editor news tips Fax information to 303-468-2592 Mail to 110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 150, Golden, CO 80403.

sAturdAy/JuLy 1 goLf tournAMent Life Care Center of Evergreen and Elk Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Saturday, July 1, at Hiwan Golf Club, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with tee-off at 8 a.m. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to support treatment and research. To sign up, donate or receive more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen at 303-674-4500. Looking AheAd/JuLy 4, Aug. 15, Aug. 18 suMMer ConCerts Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts in its 2013 summer concert series. The first concert, at 3 p.m. July 4, is at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show. The program is titled Salute the Red, White & Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For its second concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, the orchestra has invited The Queen City Jazz Band for an evening of music at the Arvada Center Amphitheater. Tickets are available at or by calling 720-898-7200. The final concert is a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at Parfet Park in Golden. Visit Looking AheAd/JuLy 6 goLf tournAMent Temple Micah’s 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit its endeavors to “Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly” is on Saturday, July 6. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. at Emerald Greens, 597 S. Clinton St., Denver (in the Windsor Garden community). This event is for families or individuals who play golf, relatively new golfers or those who like to play but don’t play a lot. Sponsorship options are available. Register at http:// or via Elaine Lee, 303-388-4239 ext. 1. Looking AheAd/JuLy 6-7 vegfest the fourth annual VegFest Colorado event is

July 6-7 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. VegFest is a health and environmental fair supporting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. It is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Visit for more information. Adults pay admission at the door; children admitted free. Parking is free.

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Indian Tree pro heading to Hall of Fame PGA golf professional from Arvada to be inducted for contributions June 9 By Sara Van Cleve Indian Tree Golf Club head professional Alan Abrams will be inducted on June 9 into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame for his accomplishments and contributions to the sport. “It’s an unbelievable honor,” Abrams said. “I never thought of myself as being that class of people. It’s very prestigious. I’m very honored, very humbled. With the names they put in there, I’m in good company. It’s pretty big for me, being just an old country boy from northern Colorado.” He began his odyssey into the game of golf in 1967 when he was just a child. “I was a kid picking up range balls and sweeping the clubhouse, washing the carts,” Abrams said. “I worked my way up to working in the shop and working customer service and doing everything I could possibly do on a golf course. I liked the operations side. And I liked to play, so I did a lot of that.” Abrams got his first job at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley and played golf in high school and at the University of Northern Colorado where he graduated with a teaching degree. In 1978, Abrams turned pro and went to Phoenix, Ariz., for training. He came back to Colorado in 1980 and started as a second assistant at Indian Tree under Vic Kline, who he calls his personal mentor. “I’ve got to give all my kudos to Mr.

Alan Abrams, head professional and operations manager at Indian Tree Golf Club, will be inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame on June 9 because of his dedication, accomplishments and contributions to the game of golf. He is also a nominee for the national PGA Professional of the Year. Photo by Sara Van Cleve Kline,” Abrams said. “He has helped me tremendously over the last 30-some years. He got me into the governance of golf with the Colorado Section [of the PGA], he gave me a lot of pats on the back and gave me the right direction. As a mentor he helped me through a lot of things — as a professional and a lot of things in life. Without his help, I doubt if I’d be here in this position.” Kline, a hall of famer himself and a national PGA Professional of the Year, has an

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award named after him, which Abrams won in 2010. The award is given to those who are deemed to meet Kline’s high values and morals, and work to give back to the PGA section. Before he worked his way up to head professional at Indiana Tree and in his position as second assistant, Abrams helped grow the children’s and women’s golf programs. Through traveling to schools in the area and teaching children about golf in their

own backyards, he was able to grow the summer juniors program from about 50 students to more than 500. “It’s the future of golf,” he said. “Anytime you can teach kids, they’ll grow into the sport, even if you don’t capture them all.” As head professional at Indian Tree, Abrams oversees all operations of the golf course, the clubhouse and the restaurant, which includes about 100 employees. Each year Indian Tree sees about 7080,000 golfers and a couple hundred thousand visitors overall, Abrams said. His job doesn’t really seem like work to him, though. “Golf is my life,” he said. “It has given me everything I wished for and everything I didn’t know I could get. I don’t know at this point in my life what I would have done if I didn’t have golf. Obviously it’s a passion. If I wasn’t doing it for work, I’d be doing it on my day off as my hobby. I’m glad I got a career out of it and I can’t wait to get up and go to work.” Abrams has also served the PGA chairing state and national boards and committees. He has also served as the president of the Colorado Section of the PGA and is currently serving as the president of the Colorado PGA Foundation. Other awards Abrams has received include National Junior Leader, Section Junior Leader for four years, Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year for three years and the Vic Kline Award. Abrams is also in the running for the 2013 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Abrams will be inducted to the Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Cielo at Castle Pines, 485 W. Happy Canyon Rd. in Castle Rock. To RSVP to the induction, call 303-919-8310.

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LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 13 GARDEN TOUR The Evergreen Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The tour is a fundraiser for the eight gardens in Evergreen that are maintained by the Evergreen Garden Club. Come see what grows at our altitude. Enjoy five private gardens, water features, vegetable and rooftop gardens, containers, red worm composting, rain collection, plant sale and door prizes. For information and tickets, visit www. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 14 BLOCK PARTY Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit to purchase an all-day pass or for information. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 19-20 CLASS REUNION Golden High School plans its Class of 1983

LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 5-8 VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at

ONGOING ACTIVITIES, ONGOING /BUSINESS GROUPS MONDAYS FLIPPING HOUSES A real estate-investing education group meets 7-9 p.m. every third Monday at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The group will cover all the information needed to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. REPUBLICANS MEN meeting The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County. TUESDAYS

30th reunion the weekend of July 19-20. Reunion information and registration can be found at Contact Rex Halbeisen at 303-619-6679 or

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303517-8558 with questions.


NETWORKING MEETINGS Elevate West Metro Business Networking “Business Professionals: Raising Opportunities” are weekly meetings 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Vectra Bank, 7391 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For more information, call Jennifer at 720-947-8003 or Matt at 720-947-8005.

DANCE FESTIVAL Global Dance Festival, three days to celebrate the fusion of electronic dance music with other genres and showcase the diverse array of talent, returns July 19-21 to Red Rocks. Tickets are on sale now at LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 20-21 BEER TASTING The Center for the Arts Evergreen expands

the scope of Summerfest to include a beer-tasting event called Palette of Brews, which will feature 15 Colorado microbreweries. Summerfest is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at Buchanan Park athletic fields. Visit www. No smoking or pets are allowed. Call 303-6740056 for more information.

LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 26 TO SEPT. 1 PLAYHOUSE SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Wonder

of the World” from July 26 to Sept. 1. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, with a 2 p.m. show on Sept. 1. Tickets are available by calling 303-935-3044 or going online to Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 28 SYMPHONY CONCERT Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform July 28 with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit More information about Rodrigo y Gabriela is available at

WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. For more info call Virlie Walker 720-323-0863. ENTREPRENEURS CLUB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments.


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prep players shine at all-star game Seniors get over on underclassman again By Daniel Williams DENVER — The best prep baseball players in the state invaded the home of the Colorado Rockies. Colorado high school seniors met underclassmen at the Rockies High School All-Star Baseball Game where Seniors beat Futures 4-1 Sunday at Coors Field. Monarch senior Cole Maltese hit a two-run single in the second inning with the bases loaded, which was the key moment of the game offensively. But a handful of the other 40 players showed why they were invited to the marquee All-Star game for the best of the best Colorado high school baseball has to offer.

“It’s a who’s who out here,” Bear Creek’s Alex DeBell said. “It’s all of the guys you hear about and all of the guys you read about. It’s an honor being out here with these guys.” Playing Sunday afternoon after the Rockies-Dodgers game, the schoolboys got the full boys of summer treatment, having their names announced throughout the stadium as their families and friends watched. “I thought I would be more nervous than I actually was coming out here. But once we got going it was just baseball again,” said Arvada West’s Justin Mulvaney. Sponsored by the Colorado Rockies and originally dubbed the Top 40 game, which then became the Top 50 seniors in the state, the Futures Game pits 20 of the state’s top seniors against 20-plus promising underclassmen, as selected by local scouts and Rockies personnel. “It’s just such an awesome experience

All-STAr plAyerS Futures roster Austin Brown, Holy Family Alex DeBell, Bear Creek Parker Cormack, Lakewood Keenan Eaton, Chaparral Grant Farrell, Cherry Creek Max George, Regis Jesuit Harden Gerlach, Valor Christian Lucas Gilbreath, Legacy Devlin Granberg, Holy Family Jeremy Hochmuth, Air Academy A.J. Jones, Thunderidge Tyler Loptien, Thunderidge Justin Mulvaney, Arvada West David Peterson, Regis Jesuit Matt Rindall, Cherry Creek Cole Shetterly, Green Mountain Nick Shumpert, Highlands Ranch

Carl Stajduhar, Rocky Mountain Payton Tapia, Fossil Ridge Owen Taylor, Grand Junction Carter Thorne, Palmer Ridge Reagan Todd, Regis Jesuit Cory Voss, Pueblo South Blake Weiman, Columbine Brody Westmoreland, Thunderidge Korbin Williams, Pueblo West

seniors roster Derik Beauprez, Cherry Creek Marcus Bean, Rocky Mountain Reagan Biechler, Pine Creek Daniel Butler, Valor Christian Dimitri Casas, Cherry Creek Bobby Dalbec, Legend Alec Hansen, Loveland

being not only out here at Coors Field but out here with such talented players. I

Jacob Hasbrouck, Highland Spencer Ibarra, Rocky Mountain Griffin Jax, Cherry Creek Denton Keys, Rye Michael Klein, Mountain Vista Max Kuhns, Chaparral Derek Larsen, Palmer Ridge Cole Maltese, Monarch Clay Miller, Bayfield Lane Milligan, Cherry Creek Dyllin Mucha, Cherry Creek Riley O’Brien, Chaparral Andrew Schmidt, Regis Jesuit Justin Seiwald, Standley Lake Kyle Serrano, Central (G.J.) Luke Stratman, D’Evelyn Reece Weber, Grandview Brody Weiss, Regis Jesuit

am hoping to make it back here next year too,” said Holy Family’s Austin Brown.

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June 6, 2013

Arvada West in search of new head softball coach Departing McDougal built program into one of Jeffco’s best By Daniel Williams ARVADA — The Wildcats are looking for a new leader. Arvada West is looking for a new head

softball coach after Chalee McDougal took an administrative position with Jeffco schools. Those interested in the position can contact A-West Athletic Director Steve Anderson at “We are looking for someone to help take us to the next level and help build on the great work that coach McDougal did,” Anderson said. “She will be missed as her impact on this

year’s program was phenomenal.” But this isn’t a project that needs to be rebuilt. McDougal helped create a juggernaut in 5A Jeffco in just one season. McDougal took over a team that went 7-11-1 in 2011 turned them into a team that went 18-4, 7-1, tying Dakota Ridge with 5A Jeffco’s best league record. The Wildcats closed out their season winning 13 of 14 games and went into the state tournament as a No. 5 seed.

QUICK HIT Training camp scheduled USA Olympian Ken Chertow will conduct his annual Gold Medal Training Camp for wrestlers June 7-11 at the DoubleTree in Westminster.

Chertow is a three-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA Academic All-American at Penn State University. He has been involved in coaching and teach-

ing of wrestling for more than 20 years, and in that time he has coached the Penn State and Ohio State wrestling teams. The camp will feature discussions about keeping wres-

tling in the Olympics as well as instruction from 2012 USA Olympian Ben Provisor, NCAA Champion Dan St. John and three-time NCAA All-American Adam Keiswetter.

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June 6, 2013

D’Evelyn’s Luke Stratman pulls up for a jump shot during a game with Broomfield in the Class 4A boys basketball tournament. Stratman was awarded 4A Male Athlete of the Year.

Ralston Valley senior running back Spencer Svejcar runs up field in this year’s semifinal against Cherokee Trail. Svejcar was named Jeffco 5A Male Athlete of the Year. File photos

Jeffco honors top athletes Svejcar named 5A Athlete of the Year; Stratman wins 4A honor By Daniel Williams ARVADA —The sports season is over and the awards are getting handed out. Leading the way as 5A Jeffco’s Male Athlete of the Year is Ralston Valley’s Spencer Svejcar. Standley Lake’s multi-sport athlete Zoie Hoben was awarded 5A Female Athlete of the Year. “I loved every minute of my time at Ralston Valley. I may have had a really good athletic career here (at Ralston Valley) but it’s only because I had great coaches and teammates,” Svejcar said. Besides excelling on the basketball court Svejcar was also perhaps the best defensive football player in the state helping the Mustangs go to

the state championship game with his play as a safety. Hoben finished her career as one of the best athletes to ever play at Standley Lake excelling in gymnastics, diving, and track and field. Luke Stratman was awarded 4A Male Athlete of the Year after his remarkable career at D’Evelyn. Evergreen’s Lexie Malazdrewicz was named 4A Female Athlete of the Year. “It’s an honor,” Stratman said. “I really just tried to give it my all every time I stepped on the field or on the court. I will miss D’Evelyn.” Stratman, who led the state in scoring with 27.5 points per game as a basketball player, will play baseball next season at Washington. Ralston Valley’s Jeff Gomer was awarded the 5A Female Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Mustang’s basketball team to the Great 8. And Chatfield’s Steve Schimpeler was named 5A Male Coach of the Year. Conifer’s Larry Fitzmaurice was named 4A Male Coach of the Year, and Evergreen’s Jenifer Mintle was dubbed 4A Female Coach of the Year. A pair of Columbine assistant coaches were both named 5A As-

sistant Coaches of the Year in Dirk Visser (Female) and Derek Holliday (Male). Green Mountain’s Fred Johnson was named 4A Male Team Assistant Coach of the Year. And Evergreen’s Greg Cooper was tabbed as 4A Female Team Assistant Coach of the Year. Columbine and Alameda were both awarded with the 5A and 4A Paul Davis Award. The award symbolizes athletics is an integral part of the overall educational program. It is given to honor schools displaying the qualities of honesty, fair play, cooperation, competitive spirit and respect for the rules throughout their athletic program. In addition, Ralston Valley and D’Evelyn both won the 5A and 4A Fred Steinmark Award., named for the iconic Freddie Steinmark, a 1964-67 three-sport scholar-athlete at Wheat Ridge High School. The award symbolizes athletic excellence in all sports and is given annually to the Jefferson County League high school with the best overall league record in male and female varsity sports.

Standley Lake senior Zoie Hoben competes on the balance beam during the 5A CHSAA Regional Gymnastics at Arvada West High School. Hoben was named 5A Female Athlete of the Year. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW RETAIL LIQUOR STORE LICENSE OF FERAS HANI SAWAQED D/B/A LIONS LIQUOR 10378-10380 RALSTON ROAD

Public Notice

Government Legals Public Notice The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R13-059: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Enclave at Maple Ridge, 13451 W. 64th Avenue, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 31-12-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for July 1, 2013, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Legal Notice No.: 80103 First Publication: May 23, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013

The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R13-059: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Enclave at Maple Ridge, 13451 W. 64th Avenue, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 31-12-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for July 1, 2013, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation

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Legal Notice No.: 80103 First Publication: May 23, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the City Council to be held on MONDAY, the 17th day of June, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions.

Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the City Council to be held on MONDAY, the 17th day of June, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. CB13-020: An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Arvada Townhomes, from City of Arvada P-1 (Professional Office) to City of Arvada RMD (Residential Medium Density), 11625 W. 62nd Place

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Legal Notice No.: 80126 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 6, 2013 Publisher: The Wheat Ridge Transcript PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing will be held before the Arvada City Council on June 17, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter to consider a Preliminary Development Plan

Government Legals PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing will be held before the Arvada City Council on June 17, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Rd., Arvada, when and where you may speak on the matter to consider a Preliminary Development Plan for ARVADA POLICE COMMUNITY STATION - KENDRICK DRIVE, located at 6644 Kendrick Dr. ARVADA CITY COUNCIL /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 80127 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 6, 2013 Publisher: The Wheat Ridge Transcript PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW RETAIL LIQUOR STORE LICENSE OF FERAS HANI SAWAQED D/B/A LIONS LIQUOR 10378-10380 RALSTON ROAD

PUBLIC NOTICE Government Legals

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW RETAIL LIQUOR STORE LICENSE OF FERAS HANI SAWAQED D/B/A LIONS LIQUOR 10378-10380 RALSTON ROAD Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Retail Liquor Store License from Feras Hani Sawaqed d/b/a Lions Liquor, 1037810380 Ralston Road, whose owner is: Feras Hani Sawaqed, 6281 South 157th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor in sealed containers not for consumption on the premises at 1037810380 Ralston Road, 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, June 27, 2013. The application was submitted on April 17,

Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Retail Liquor Store License from Feras Hani Sawaqed d/b/a Lions Liquor, 1037810380 Ralston Road, whose owner is: Feras Hani Sawaqed, 6281 South 157th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor in sealed containers not for consumption on the premises at 1037810380 Ralston Road, 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, June 27, 2013. The application was submitted on April 17, 2013. For further information, call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk at 720-898-7546. Dated this 6th day of June, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Legal Notice No.: 80128 First Publication: June 6, 2013 Last Publication: June 6, 2013 Publisher: The Wheat Ridge Transcript

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