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Majority votes to go into fact finding with teacher negotiations By Crystal Anderson
Second Saturdays encourages residents to come to Olde Town to socialize and celebrate summer in Arvada. Courtesy photo
Saturday night’s alright
2nd Saturday Festivals return to Olde Town this summer
By Crystal Anderson
IF YOU GO
lde Town Arvada will welcome summer in true festival fashion with three vibrant evenings of live music, street food and activities for the whole family. “The 2nd Saturday festival is unique in the community because it’s in the Olde Town area,” said Dan Mayer, a frequent festival attendee. “It’s a great neighborhood, and you know, the Arvada Beer Company and other Olde Town businesses unique to the area are there, and you can’t really get that anywhere else.” Slated for the second Saturday of June, July and August, Arvada’s 2nd Saturday festivals bring the community together for a warm evening of free entertainment. Held along Grandview Avenue, attendees can enjoy a variety of entertainment with an interactive kids’ zone, arts and crafts vendors and live music from regional bands such as the rockin’ folk sounds of The Wendy Woo Band, country-
WHAT: 2nd Saturday Festivals WHEN: June 14, July 12, August 9 WHERE: Grandview Avenue, in Olde Town Arvada TIME: 4:30 - 10 p.m. COST: Free Admission
rock music with the Kory Brunson Band, and a performance by Doctor Robert, in a celebration of The Beatles first Red Rocks performance in August. “We seem to find, people love the events,” said Adam Mueller, an organizer with the festival. “They love to come out and have things to do and things to see, and be able to drink and eat on the street and to be able to come down to the district and celebrate the summer.” Each event will bring approximately 4,000 visitors to Olde Town Arvada, perusing more than 50 local vendors, bouncing around in the kids’ zone and sharing in the summertime festival. For vendors like Fallon Morris, who
owns Din’e Creations, Fine Navajo Jewelry, showcasing their products and socializing with the community is essential for their businesses. “I’m a local business, and I like to present all my products to the locals here,” she said. “I meet people here (at 2nd Saturdays) that way they get to know me, my product.” New to the festival this year will be a themed celebration of the 50th Anniversary since the 60s rock band, The Beatles, graced the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Mueller said with event themes and the growing attendance of the festival, 2nd Saturdays could become Olde Town’s signature event. “There’s the possibility of adding more blocks to the festival, adding more stages, adding more entertainment,” he said. “As the demand for it continues from our citizens and our vendors, it’s very possible to see a larger event come out of this, to become the real signature events of the area.” For more information on 2nd Saturdays, visit www.historicarvada.org.
A look at Rocky Flats 25 years later Crews still monitor contaminated ground water By Amy Woodward
awoodward@colorado communitymedia.com It was 25 years ago that officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the FBI, raided Rocky Flats, one of North America’s most notorious nuclear weapons facility, known for manufacturing plutonium triggers. Today, workers from the Department of Energy’s Legacy
Management are still present on the 6,550 acres of open space that once housed 800 structures, some saturated with radioactive contamination, specifically plutonium. In the decades it took to clean up the site, infrastructure was demolished, cleaned, and removed while building foundations were vaulted and buried in the ground with their highest point at six feet below the surface, the bottom resting anywhere from 65 to 80 feet. Most of the buildings at Rocky Flats were determined to Rocky continues on Page 2
Among howls and catcalling in the board room and heavy tension around the board table, the Jefferson County Board of Education moved into fact finding with the Jefferson County Education Association June 5. In a 3-2 vote by the board majority (Newkirk, Williams, Witt), the memorandum of understanding (MOU), an agreement both the JCEA and the district’s negotiating teams agreed to on May 8, was not approved, taking the process to fact-finding. “The contract states that if we don’t complete the mediated agreement, we move to fact finding and that’s where we are and so we’ll proceed with fact finding,” Jeffco Board President Ken Witt said. “Well, we hope to get an agreement where we’re able to compensate the teachers, our effective teachers in the classrooms, and to substantially agree on the items that have been discussed and come up with a plan that best works for this district.” The agreement was not approved after both Witt and Board Secretary John Newkirk cited language disagreements and the lack of performance-based pay reductions for underperforming teachers in the document. Following that decision, the board did approve an agreement with the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA) — including school office staff, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and maintenance — which incorporated step increases for those employees. Fact-finding will take the proposed teacher MOU to a third-party neutral source, where they will make findings of fact and possible recommendations to the board. During the process, both parties may delve into the contract, line by line, and present evidence to the fact-finder. According to the district’s Chief Financial Officer, Lorie Gillis, this is a lengthy process, depending upon the amount of evidence presented. A timeframe is yet to be determined. Thursday’s decision was the first time an agreement was not ratified by the board of education throughout the district’s decades-long relationship with JCEA. “Tonight’s decision marks the first time ever in the history of Jefferson County Public Schools that a Board voted to not ratify a tentative contract agreement with educators after their negotiations team signed off on that agreement,” JCEA President John Ford said in a press release. “Unfortunately, their decision to break with history leaves the future of our negotiations uncertain.” Board continues on Page 2
Scott Surovchak, site manager, discusses the clean-up process of the former Rocky Flats plutonium trigger manufacturing plant site. Photo by Amy Woodward
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The MOU holds a large percentage of funds currently within the budget. While it’s unlikely fact finding will be completed before the district is required to adopt an annual budget, the board can set a placeholder for compensation. Throughout the discussion, audience members were calling out, exclaiming ‘Sign it’ and shouting their disapproval of the decision. While a step in a direction she didn’t want to head, Wheat Ridge 5-8 Gifted and Talented Teacher, Lisa Lee, said she’s optimistic fact finding may be a direction that will benefit Jeffco’s teachers. “I’m very disheartened at the attitude towards teachers by the board majority, and nothing can take that away. I am heartened by the fact, that it’s facts. It’s not emotions; it’s not vitriol, or political agenda. Facts are unbiased, and the facts are in our favor.”
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be “low-level” which meant they were cleaned and sent by train to Envirocare, now known as EnerySolutions, located in Utah. Clean demolition debris which was eligible for “free release” was sent to the local landfill. “Remarkably where the production took place in these buildings, they’re actually — at the end of the day, it was low-level waste,” said David Abelson, member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council. Along with foundations, old process waste lines, which were cleaned out and filled in with a grout, still remain as well as
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The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will be hosting a variety of programs designed for young children to learn more about nature. These programs are free but registration is required. June Nature Nuts Program: Preschool Nature Nuts: Good Morning, Good Night explores crickets and why they chirp. Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, kids ages 3-5 years with adult. July Nature Nuts Program: Learn more about skunks and porcupines during the Stinkers and Stickers program on July 3, 5 & 17 at 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, kids ages 3-5 years with adult . To register call Lookout Mountain Nature Center for more information: 720497-7600.
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contaminated ground water. But doubt and controversy still surround what is now vacant grassland, overcome by wild flowers and frequent visitations from wildlife. Many question the level of plutonium contamination at the site, with critics considering the land to be unsafe such as Boulder’s Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center who commissioned a study two years ago resulting in what they say were elevated levels of plutonium that were as high during the days of operation at Rocky Flats. Still, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy maintain the site is safe, including the 300 feet of right-of-way adjacent to Indiana St. that will be used for the proposed Jefferson Parkway. “That property outside of this fence
dans to avoid hantavirus exposure while cleaning cabins or other buildings that were closed up for winter. Hantavirus is a serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by deer mice. The disease is transmitted by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice urine and feces when cleaning out structures that may have been infested with rodents. There have been three confirmed cases of hantavirus in the state this year, including one death. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has documented more than 80 cases of hantavirus since it began tracking the disease in 1993. More than one-third of these individuals died from the infection.
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area was released for any and all uses,” said Scott Survochak, site manager at Rocky Flats. “The reason we’re here is to keep people from damaging the remedy,” he said. “The intent is not to protect the people from the remedy.” The “Circle of Remedy” or the central operable unit encompasses around 1,309 acres. It includes all infrastructure and waste lines left over from the clean-up that could not be removed due to cost and its impact on the soil which would have shifted the way ground water moves, Abelson said. Monitoring ground water in order to protect surface water is the primary focus of DOE’s presence, Surovchak said. “The biggest risk is that somebody would excavate down into that buried structure, that contaminated ground wa-
ter, that’s what the risk is.” Currently, workers from DOE are primarily treating organics, nitrate plume and small uranium plumes as well as natural uranium commonly found through the mountain region. To date, of the approximate 6,550-acre federal property, around 4,750 acres of it has been dedicated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to become a wildlife refuge. For now, DOE officials will continue to maintain the remedy. “Hopefully, sometime in the future we can transfer that,” Surovchak said. When asked how long the remedy will last, Surovchak answered, “Your guess is as good as mine.”
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A shorter wait at the DMV Hickenlooper visited Lakewood for SB14-194 By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com The department of motor vehicles is certainly not the most glamorous place to have a bill signing, but it was the most fitting for the work Gov. John Hickenlooper and others came to do. Hickenlooper, Sen. Pat Steadman (DDenver), Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver) and Rep. Cheri Jerou (R-Evergreen) were joined by Barbara Brohl, executive director of the Department of Revenue, at the Pierce Street DMV in Lakewood on June 5, to sign a bill aimed at reducing DMV wait times. SB14-194, also known as the “Driver’s License Fee Allocations” bill, changes DMV funding in the hopes of creating a 15-minute wait time. Brohl described the bill as a major step forward in the modernization of the DMV, allowing for two consecutive online driver license renewals, granting the Department of Revenue fee setting authority within de-
Gov. John Hickenlooper is joined by other legislators to sign SB14-194 at the Pierce Street DMV. Photo by Clarke Reader fined parameters, and consolidating cash funds for administrative efficiency. “Given all that goes on here at the DMV, this is the perfect place to sign this historic bill,” Brohl said during the signing. “The positive impact it will have on how the
DMV does business will help all of Colorado.” The DMV received funding to enhance staff coverage during peak hours, expand office hours, provide additional training, and expand online appointment schedul-
ing statewide. This will assist is reaching the governor’s vision of average 15 minute wait times at Driver’s License offices. “This all goes a long way to streamlining and cutting red tape here (at the DMV),” Hickenlooper said. “It will help us comply with the Real ID act as well.” The DMV also received funding for Colorado DRIVES, the DMV’s IT capital construction request. This project will replace both the antiquated title and registration system and the driver’s license system, which will increase efficiency and allow for better communication. “The DMV has been due for a make over for a long time, and we will see some real improvements in the coming years,” Steadman said. Duran highlighted the importance these changes will have in making it easier to get IDs and for Gerou the bill represented a fitting completion for her time in office. “This is my last bill signing, and it makes sense because this is one of the first problems I saw when I was elected, and now we’ve addressed it,” she said. Brohl added that the process of bringing the wait time to the desired 15 minutes will take time, but people should eventually see some serious wait time reductions.
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The Final Push Is On to Get Jeffco5 Measure on November Ballot
By JIM SMITH, Realtor ® I have written before about an important petition drive that is underway to put a measure on the November ballot increasing the size of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners from three to five. Let me give you a sense of why you should care about this structural change and why you should sign the petition to let the voters decide. None of the three County Commissioners needs to concern him or herself with your local issues, because you are one of 545,000 constituents. Yes, each commissioner supposedly represents onethird of the county, but the entire county votes for all three commissioners. That is the same way our School Board members are elected. They have five members, each representing one-fifth of the county, but all five are elected “at large” by the entire county. That is what made it possible for a block of three ideologically identical
members to be elected at once, because they had the exact same constituency. That’s not smart. Imagine if our seven-member Colorado congressional delegation was elected statewide instead of by the one-seventh of the state they represent. How much do you think your congressman would need to care about your issues? That’s the situation we have with our Board of County Commissioners (BCC). But it’s worse than that. Since there are only three commissioners, two of them constitute a quorum, and under Colorado’s “open meeting law,” a quorum of any elected body may not meet or discuss any issue with each other except in a meeting open to the public and announced in advance! Only by enlarging the BCC to five members can we make it legal for them to talk with each other! Under our state constitution, any county that attains a population of 75,000 or more may increase the size of its board of county commis-
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Educational founding Arvada VFW celebrates Father’s Day with event By Crystal Anderson
canderson@colorado communitymedia.com Celebrating history comes in many forms, and for the Arvada Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) it is ensuring the community and future generations know the values and what this country was founded upon. “The Star Spangled Scholars shows the history of who we (Americans) are, and the VFW, we are the defenders of that,” said Ron Fielder, post quartermaster. On Sunday June 15, the Arvada VFW Post 4331 will host a feast of education
IF YOU GO What: Father’s Day Founding Father’s Day Celebration When: Sunday, June 15. Where: Arvada VFW Post 4331, 5340 Marshall St. Time: 3 p.m. Cost: Free
to celebrate fathers and the founding of the United States of America. The VFW is working in conjunction with Star Spangled Scholars, a hands-on history program, to teach students what life was like during the founding of America. For the VFW, this event not only recognizes fathers, but also helps students understand the country’s history in a meaningful way. “Anyone who is interested in the Star
Spangled Scholars program and teaching kids and families about true American history is welcome to partner with us to bring our history alive,” said Linda Ferguson, founder of the Star Spangled Scholars program. Beginning at 3 p.m., members of the program will teach students about the struggles and experiences of the everyday life of one of the country’s founding fathers. They will showcase the clothing, artifacts and items used throughout the time. During the performance, students can use and play with the items, dress in period costumes while learning about their history. “It’s really great, people will come in here, they’re going to be in Colonial clothes — it’s going to be neat,” Fielder said. “I think they kids will learn a lot and appre-
ciate who they are and where they come from a little bit more.” The Arvada VFW Post 4331 serves veterans who have served in foreign combat by providing them a community, a social outlet and resources. Post 4331 currently is at capacity, with 462 members, and they seek to continue to grow in both membership and in the community. “I like to bring a bunch of kids in here,” Fielder said. “To let them know where we came from. This way they’re going to be seeing it in front of them rather than in a book in front of them, it will mean a lot more to them. It’s going to be an adventure.” A feast of hot dogs and hamburgers will be served following the presentation. For more information, contact Ron Fielder at 303-424-3824.
GROWING LEADERSHIP Deb Olsen, a member of the Leadership Arvada Class of 2014, digs up ground around Arvada’s historic McIlvoy House in Olde Town Arvada. The class spent the an afternoon in late May beautifying the area with rose bushes. Photo by Crystal Anderson
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Hickenlooper signs ride-sharing regulations Marijuana, water, Jessica’s Law addressed in final week By Vic Vela email@example.com The regulation of ride-sharing services and the creation of a first of its kind marijuana banking law highlighted a busy week of deadline decisions on the part of Gov. John Hickenlooper. June 6 was the last day for bills that passed the Legislature this year to become law. Last week, Hickenlooper made decisions on dozens of bills, including the signing of legislation that allows the Public Utilities Commission to regulate ridesharing services by companies such as Uber and Lyft. The transportation network companies allow passengers to book rides through a smartphone application. However, up until the bill’s signing, those companies did not face any of the kinds of regulations that are required for other transportation services, such as taxis.
The bill would require businesses like Uber and Lyft to carry liability insurance, conduct background checks on drivers, inspect vehicles and receive permission to operate from the PUC. The bill received bipartisan sponsorship and support from both legislative chambers. “Now that Senate Bill Report 125 has been signed into law, the necessary safety regulations will be in place and these new, innovative transportation services will have the freedom to expand in Colorado,” said Rep. Libby Szabo, R-Arvada. The governor also took action on the following pieces of legislation last week: • Hickenlooper vetoed Senate Bill 23, which sought to incentivize Western Slope owners of water rights to make water conservation improvements. The governor’s office said Hickenlooper chose to veto
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Arvada’s second-annual Sand in the City Festival will bring sand sculpting to the beaches of Arvada, June 28-29. Held in Ralston Park, 64th Avenue and Simms Street, waves of visitors will watch teams sculpt scenes out of sand throughout the two day festival, which will also feature local music, food and entertainment. For more information, contact Ashley Garst at the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Father’s Day Car Show
Apex Park and Recreation District will host their annual Father’s Day celebration and car show, Sunday June 15. Held at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72 Ave., the event will incorporate familyfriendly activities such as a family fun run. The car show is a fundraiser for the Apex Foundation and is expected to see around 150 entries. For more information, visit www.apex. org.
and grow during the summer when school is out of session. Jeffco Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
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Because marijuana is considered an illegal drug at the federal level, federal banking rules make it more difficult for retail pot businesses to gain banking services from financial institutions. • Hickenlooper also signed into law a bill that creates stiffer penalties for those who commit child sex crimes. The governor signed House Bill 1260, Colorado’s version of “Jessica’s Law.” The law — which the majority of states have enacted some version of — is named after a 10-year-old girl in Florida who was raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender. The law creates new mandatory minimums for various felony classifications of sex crimes on children. The most severe of those punishments carry with them prison sentences of 24 years to life. For the past two years, Republicans have pursued their own version of a Jessica’s Law bill, which contained a strict, 25year minimum sentence for each felony case of child sex assault. That bill, as it did last year, failed in the Democrat-majority Legislature, in favor of the Democrats’ own version.
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SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAMS Jeffco Public Schools Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children one to 18 years old from Monday, June 2 through Saturday, Aug. 2 at several Jeffco sites. Children do not have to be registered Jeffco Public School students. There is no service at any location on Friday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The program helps provide students with the nutrition they need to learn, play
the bill “because of unresolved concerns about its potential impact to water rights.” Hickenlooper expressed concern over “a breakdown in consensus toward the end of the legislative session that divided the water community and, in our view, would make implementation of the policy more difficult.” Rep. KC Becker, D-Boulder, expressed disappointment over the veto through an emailed statement that read, “The governor repeatedly states that our water efforts need to begin with conservation. … He missed a great opportunity to incentivize water conservation by Western Slope water users.” • The governor signed into law a bill that creates a financial system for marijuana businesses. House Bill 1398 allows retail marijuana and hemp businesses to enter into a banking co-operative system that would operate similarly to credit unions. Supporters say the new law is needed to protect shop owners from crime that can occur when dealing in a cash-only business.
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Earning trust begins with love Have you ever tried to take away a food bowl from an eating dog? If you do not have a relationship with that dog built on love and trust, anyone who has attempted this can surely share their pain and probably even show you the bite scars left behind as a lesson that was probably never forgotten or repeated. As most of you know by now, I typically write this column each week based on a recent event or observation. Well, my above-mentioned reference came from a personal experience with my own dogs yesterday. With the thunderstorms and hailstorms I had gotten delayed and tied up away from home longer than anticipated. So by the time I had arrived home to feed my little guys, they were starving for sure. I filled and placed their bowls into their familiar spots and they hungrily started devouring their food. They were so ravenous that they soon pushed their partially eaten bowls under the counter and were trying to eat with their heads tilted sideways to reach their meals. Without hesitating I leaned over and gently pulled their bowls out from under the counter,
they never missed a bite, never growled or snarled, and I could swear I caught a little thankful glance from both puppies as they comfortably continued eating. Now I know many of you reading this have dogs and love them dearly, and you receive that same love in return with every walk, cuddle, lick, and shared meals and snacks. But I also know many people, myself included, who have made the mistake of petting a dog, taking away food, or moving too fast only to be bitten. I actually had a hungry German shepherd take a bite out of my cheek once as I was eating a cupcake; apparently he liked chocolate cake and vanilla frosting, too, and silly me for not sharing.
As I thought about my own dogs, though, I was reminded that earning trust, building trust, and maintaining trust takes time and commitment. I have had my dogs for more than four years and have loved on them and spoiled them just like many of you do with your own pets. And then I thought about it a little deeper — what about my family and friends? Have I put in that same level of effort of spoiling and loving on them to earn and build that trust? And yes, loving on them to build that trust could include some “tough love” to avoid one-sided love or one-sided commitments. I am reminded of the old question, “How often should we tell our spouse we love them?” Many people try and answer this in several ways, “Every day,” “As often as you can,” “Ten times a day,” and other very close guesses. The real answer is this, “Before someone else does!” Well what about our other family members and close friends, how often should we tell them we love them? How about our customers, how often should we tell them we love them? And what about our employees and even employers, would it make sense to ask
ourselves how often we should tell them we love them? And the answer to all of the above is, “Before someone else does.” There are many ways to earn, build and maintain trust, like consistent and honest communication, respect, gratitude and appreciation, and so many more. And there are certainly too many more to cover in one brief column. But love, mutual love, demonstration of love, unconditional love, appreciation of love, and pure love would be an awesome place to start as we look to earn, build and maintain trust. It will also provide us with some protection from small bites and big bites, as we may have to move that proverbial bowl of food from time to time from someone very close to us, whether they are the four-legged kind or human. I would love to hear your “tail” or “tale” of love and trust at gotonorton@gmail. com. And as we fill our days with both, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
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What are you getting/doing for dad this Fathers’ Day? “Whatever he wants is what we’re going to do. He typically likes to sleep in, have breakfast in bed, go swimming, and have a nice dinner out, usually sushi is what he likes.” Tina Gurdikian, Littleton.
“I’m getting him a smoker, to make some ribs and stuff over summer.” Colton Tapler, Lakewood
“We’re having a family barbeque. Our tradition is to get the five kids and grand kids together and have a family barbecue. It’s a good time at our house.” Kris Edwards, Lakewood
“I’ll make a “vegetarian” cake.” Garrett Storm, Lakewood
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A real education revolution “When you want to do something new, you have to apply the physics approach. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics.” Have you ever heard the name Elon Musk? He is described by the editors of T.E.D. Talks, from which the above quote originates, as a “serial entrepreneur,” the intellectual force behind Tesla automobiles, Solar City, and Space X. That quote is him explaining how he is able to do so many unique things: it’s not that he’s brilliant in his field (which he is), it’s that he goes through a different thought process than most in his creative process. I have often thought that the real genius of Albert Einstein wasn’t any particular brilliance of knowledge—he is actually rather famous for being a poor student. I think his first brilliance was in rejecting the framework all of his peers were busy trying to prove, and setting about in a completely new direction. Special Relativity wasn’t the result of doing what everybody else was doing, only better — it was something completely different. That sort of “different” is what I think is missing from most of our conversations about education these days. We’re in the midst, right now, of a giant, ugly power struggle between the forces of the education status quo and the forces of education reform here in Jefferson County. Or, so everybody on either side of the debate would have you believe. But, in reality, most of the debate seems to be centered around (a) the role and rewards of teachers in the system that’s been handed down through the decades, and (b) whether a handful of new schools should be encouraged to operate at the outskirts of the system and be given the resources to do so by the system. I say “Big Deal.” Neither of these, which
is causing SO much drama and tension, is actually different thinking, a new process of the sort that Musk or Einstein achieved. Teachers and teaching, with or without the usual perks, will look very much the same either way next year. And walk into any charter school and you’re likely to see a student body working very efficiently at something that looks almost exactly like traditional schools. This is not “new” or “counterintuitive.” You want to get into a serious debate about actual education reform? Try making the case that schooling shouldn’t start until age 7. That’s how they do it in Scandanavia, and, increasingly, parents are already opting in that direction by delaying the enrollment of their children (mostly boys) by a year. Is there a good case to be made for this? Sure — the increased maturity of a 7-year old versus a 5-year old makes that first year a whole different beast. And what’s stopping us from doing this, across the board? Well, surely the general revolt from the community, who is ready to stop paying for daycare at age 5 and send their kids off to new daycare . . . er, I meant, kindergarten. Because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” (And that’s not to disparage Kindergarten—I’m saying Alcorn continues on Page 7
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Expanding with inclusion Annual Fourth of July celebration seeks specialty vendors for addition to festival By Crystal Anderson canderson@colorado communitymedia.com To enhance the environment of Arvada’s Fourth of July celebration, the Arvada Festivals Commission is launching a new program — one they’re hoping will set off sparks. A special section, entitled “It’s All About Me,” has been added to Arvada’s Fourth of July celebration, to bring more inclusive
activities, games and organizations who work with individuals who have disabilities, such as autism, epilepsy, Type 1 diabetes, among others. “Since I’ve lived in the Arvada area, I noticed they had a lot of activities for kids, but I had never noticed they had anything special for special needs kids,” said Alvin Maes, a member of the Arvada Festivals Commission. “I just felt like something like that needed to be organized here in the Arvada area.” Working with A Place 4 Me LLP., a sensory-based play center, along with other organizations who work with people with disabilities, the new section of the festival will incorporate a variety of inclusive and educational activities and games for at-
tendees. “We want to include people who normally don’t attend events because there aren’t things special for them or it’s hard for them to get into the events,” said Judith Denham, an Arvada festivals commission member. Located alongside the east side of Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave, near the kids entertainment area of the festival, the new addition will incorporate arts and craft activities, sensory activities and games, face painters, magicians, balloonists, bouncing castles, and educational booths. “We’re trying to reach a population that Arvada hasn’t touched before,” said Brenda Berg, special events coordinator with
the City of Arvada. “We would like to see it grow and get the community involved.” The Arvada Festivals Commission is seeking any organizations who wish to partake in the event, specifically those who work with or help individuals with specific handicaps or special needs disabilities. “We don’t want them to feel excluded; we want them to bring their kids and not feel excluded,” Maes said. “I’m hoping that families who do have kids in this arena are just blessed by it and are like `Wow, it’s about time, I’m glad Arvada is doing this for this population.” If you would like to become a vendor for the “It’s all about me” area, contact Brenda Berg at 720-898-7403 or Stacy Graham at A Place 4 Me, at 720-771-1295.
alloy wheels that are I hear are desirable. It also has active torque control (I don’t even know what that is), and second row seats that slam down via a lever when I open the back to load my bikes. I certainly don’t need all this stuff, but given its low mileage and great condition I chose this vehicle over a used base model. I haven’t opened the moon/sun roof yet or tried out the sound system, and I have no idea if I’m using active torque … I see an hour with the owner’s manual in my very
near future. The reason I am embarrassed is precisely because I have come to enjoy some of extra features beyond what is necessary for safe and reliable transportation. Add to this the fact that now I’ve become concerned about it as a “thing,” a possession that makes me nervous the moment I pull out of the garage. You may have read in this space that I’ve spent the last couple of years divesting myself of “things,” paring down my belongings to mostly those that have meaning for me – my mother’s chair, my grandmother’s bureaus, artwork from my travels. I’ve learned to let go of both possessions and baggage such as outdated beliefs and long-held resentments. I’ve also stopped mourning things I have lost – a pearl earring, a favorite book of poetry – as well as those that have broken or worn out. And, yes, I was elated to own some of these “things.” So if I’ve
already come this far, what is it about my new-to-me truck that has me apologizing for its charms? It’s not a question of whether I “deserve” such luxuries – that’s a First-World debate for another column. Rather, it may be the idea, and now the reality, that I own something with bells and whistles I didn’t necessarily need but now would be distressed to lose, the notion that I have become attached to a “thing.” On the other hand, perhaps the meaning I’ll assign to it over the years will become one of comfort and convenience, as well as safety and reliability. It’s a paradox I’ll have to learn to live with.
Upgrading into a dilemma I am embarrassed by my elation. I am elated – over the top overjoyed – because I have just acquired a new vehicle, a small 4-year old low-mileage SUV. When I found out that my even smaller and much-higher-mileage all-wheel-drive hatchback needed major repairs that included brakes, clutch, belts, and engine work to the tune of half what the car was worth, I took a leap of faith and got this one. This vehicle is safe(er), runs great, and will hold my bikes. I got a good deal on my trade-in and, after looking at several used cars, this one made sense. I have to admit I like a solid-feeling vehicle with a clock that works and brakes that don’t shudder at every stop sign. Who wouldn’t? This truck – I always call an SUV a truck – also has the works, tricked out with a moon roof (whatever happened to calling it a sun roof?), a sound system so complicated I may never figure it out, and
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that’s how many in the public see it). What about rethinking our entire approach to the first four years of school? Right now, a first grade classroom looks a lot like a sixth grade classroom, except that the kids get one additional recess. Does this make any sense at all, either developmentally or pedagogically? Of course not. How can we fix it? I’ll get into some ideas for that in other columns, but, for now, speaking of
recess, let me leave you with this: schools in Finland, which right now are the envy of the Western world, give their younger students almost three times as much “recess” as we do in America. It turns out that children’s brains get stronger when children play. And some people actually design their schools around what’s good for kids, not what’s good for politicians. Something to think about. 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.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Moving forward with pride I was one of the 60-plus who did not get a chance to speak during public comment last night, despite being signed up. So, I’m submitting my prepared 2-minute comment, which I would have preferred to share directly and in person with the Jeffco School Board, here: New superintendent Dan McMinimee has said publicly that he understands our district needs to heal. Meanwhile board members Ken Witt and Julie Williams continue to pick at the scab by making divisive social media posts and doing nothing to promote transparency. I believe Mr. Witt intentionally wants to drive a wedge between Mr. McMinimee and the community, so that Mr. McMinimee will not feel empowered to advocate for what is right — things like holding this board accountable to board policies and state laws. I believe it was Mr. Witt’s intention all along to put forth just one finalist to avoid any public vetting of candidates. This does not help Mr. McMinimee be successful. I believe Mr. Witt was researching superintendent candidates well before it was appropriate — we’ve heard rumors about Mr. McMinimee being groomed for this job, even chosen before the search began. Mr. Witt’s actions give credence to these rumors. Again, this does not help Mr. McMinimee be successful.
Add to that Ms. Williams’ Facebook post noting that the, quote, “Reform minded board members and Dan McMinimee need your support today.” I’m guessing Mr. McMinimee would prefer to avoid that kind of co-branding. Earlier in the post, Ms. Williams warns her followers that their voice might, quote, “be drowned out by the progressives.” How is this even remotely in keeping with Policy GP-08, Board Member Covenants, which says that “Board members commit to communications that build MUTUAL expectations and TRUST.” From the moment you were sworn in, there has been distrust and chaos in our district. We are becoming a joke in the metro area, around the state and even around the country. You hold in your hands the futures of 85,000 students — students who will carry the Jeffco brand on their diplomas as they venture out in the world. You also hold in your hands the professional reputation of Mr. McMinimee. Thus far, Mr. Witt and Ms. Williams, I am not seeing anything that makes me think you take pride in Jeffco’s character, intend to be thoughtful about Jeffco’s reputation, or even care about the controversial position in which you’ve placed your sole superintendent candidate. Kelly Johnson Golden
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Margaret June Rolf, 80, of Arvada, entered eternal rest on May 28, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Philip; Children, Margaret Ann Davidson of Westminster, Daniel P. Rolf of Aurora, and Mary E. Rolf of Longmont; Sister, Helen Harkins of Nasele, WA; Brother Adam Susich of Arvada; 2 Nieces, 4 Grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Margaret was a registered nurse for over 35 years, enjoyed handicrafts, gardening and travel. A reciting of the Rosary, June 4, at 7pm and celebratory Mass June 5, 2014. at 11am. Spirit of Christ Catholic Community Church, 7400 W. 80th Ave. Arvada.
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Tancredo proud to be out of step `Not the traditional Republican candidate’ By Vic Vela
email@example.com Over the years, Tom Tancredo has been called an extremist and a racist and countless other pejoratives. And, most recently, a fellow Republican in a crowded GOP field looking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said that a Tancredo nomination “spells disaster for Colorado Republicans.” Tancredo has heard it all before. “I would like to think that there is a pretty significant chunk of the constituency out there who say they support Tom Tancredo because there’s not necessarily an issue as there is an attitude that they happen to like,” Tancredo said during a recent and far-reaching interview with Colorado Community Media. “I’m not afraid to say the things that I say and do the things I do in terms of public policy and I’m someone who has a wellhoned view on these things.” If there has ever been a lightning rod in Colorado politics, it’s Tancredo. A former congressman who represented the state’s 6th Congressional District for 10 years, Tancredo has made a political life out of taking polarizing — and sometimes eyebrow-raising — positions on key issues. And, deciding in 2010 that Dan Maes wasn’t an appropriate choice for the Republican nomination for governor, Tancredo waged a third-party candidacy against
Hickenlooper and finished in second place, well ahead of Maes. Tancredo’s views on issues may come as a surprise to some. He supported Amendment 64, which legalized retail marijuana sales in the state. And Tancredo said in the interview that he doesn’t have a problem with gay marriage, but hopes there is a way to protect those who hold religious convicTancredo tions against gay marriage from having to perform ceremonies. “It’s not my relationship of choice but ... I don’t care what people do,” he said. Tancredo, a resident of Lakewood, is familiar with the issues that he’ll have to deal with as governor. He supports hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” but understands the concerns among certain communities that would like more control over drilling that occurs in their towns. Tancredo used his support of legalized marijuana as example of that balance. “I supported Amendment 64, and one of the reasons I did so was the fact that it provided local control,” he said. “Local communities have a right to say no to establishments if they want. I have that same sort of gut-level reaction to this fracking thing. I can support fracking, but I can also support local control, depending on how it looks, how it’s framed.” Tancredo holds the same philosophy when it comes to education. Tancredo, who worked in the U.S. Department of Education during the administrations of
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, doesn’t believe in a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching kids. “The idea of one kind of system, no matter how well-intentioned the people who are in it … the idea that that system can accommodate all the kids in the state is a misinterpretation of the phenomena of education,” he said. Tancredo doesn’t like much of what Hickenlooper has done in office. But he was especially angered by the governor’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve to Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Tancredo entered the governor’s race after Hickenlooper’s decision, which neither commuted nor went forward with Dunlap’s execution. “I just wish that whatever he did was based on some heartfelt and well-thoughtout position on it, based on, I don’t know, whatever,” Tancredo said. “To say I don’t know what good it would be (to execute Dunlap) ... I think that does not speak well of his integrity.” But the issue Tancredo is known for here and at the national level is illegal immigration. Tancredo is a hard-liner on this issue and some of positions — such as his support for erecting a fence along the Mexican border — concerns some GOP members who worry that the party is already in trouble with Latino voters. In a recent op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is also running for governor, said that a Tancredo nomination “spells di-
saster for Colorado Republicans.” And a Gazette editorial called on Gessler and Mike Kopp to drop out of the race to make it easier for former Congressman Bob Beauprez to defeat Tancredo. Tancredo believes that those fears are misplaced. And his views on illegal immigration haven’t changed, regardless of the fact that Latinos are growing in electoral strength. “A Republican candidate, any Republican candidate, no matter how pro-amnesty or moderate they are on the issue, however you want to describe it, will get about 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. That’s it,” Tancredo said. “It doesn’t change whether it’s John McCain or Tom Tancredo. “I assure you this, that if all those folks who are coming across that southern border were coming in here and voting Republican, there’d be a wall on that southern border 2,500 feet high with broken glass on the top. Because the issue is political. It’s political, but it’s not racial. That’s the thing that’s important. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing about this issue that has anything to do with race. It is geographic and economic.” Tancredo is not a run-of-the-mill Republican - and that’s exactly why he believes he’s the best guy win back the governor’s mansion for his party. “The only reason why I’m doing this is because I think I can win because I am not the typical Republican candidate,” Tancredo said. “If you run a traditional candidate and a traditional campaign, you will have a traditional outcome — and that is we lose.”
‘Honey badger’ fights for nomination Gessler raises more money than rivals By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Gessler is proud to be nicknamed after a ferocious weasel. A few years ago, Democrats started calling the Republican secretary of state the “honey badger,” stemming from a viral YouTube video about the tenacious African mammal. The video’s narrator says that the honey badger always gets what it wants and “has no regard for any other animal, whatsoever.” Gessler — a Denver resident who is often at odds with Gov. John Hickenlooper and other Democratic officeholders — wears the honey badger moniker as a badge of honor. “Because I stand up on principle and people aren’t used to seeing that,” Gessler said in a recent interview. Gessler hopes that Republican primary voters will reward his work as secretary of state and his fighting personality when they head to the polls to select their nominee for governor on June 24. And he believes he’s the right candidate for Republicans to put up against the incumbent Hickenlooper.
“Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a moderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.” Democrats see Gessler as an easy target for attacks in a general election, mainly over his ethics concerns. Last year, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission found that Gessler vio- Gessler lated state rules for spending about $2,000 of state money for attending a Republican event in Florida. “The ethics commission is fundamentally corrupt,” said Gessler, dismissing the claims against him. Gessler believes that the commission is made up of Hickenlooperfriendly appointees who pick on Republicans while going easy on Democrats. Gessler’s work as secretary of state has also received criticism. Gessler was accused of disenfranchising minority voters when his office sent letters to some registered voters to show proof of their citizenship. He also wants Colorado to adopt a policy that requires voters to show photo ID. Gessler becomes particularly annoyed when people accuse him of being obsessed with voter fraud, in spite of evidence that it doesn’t occur very often.
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“I grew up in Chicago, so don’t tell me it’s overblown,” Gessler said. “Yes, I know, in Colorado we are so pure it can never happen here. I’ve got all those arguments. We are just so pure in Colorado. We are superior human beings than anywhere else and nothing wrong can ever happen in Colorado. That’s bull----. That’s bull----. The fact of the matter is we are human beings just like everywhere else and we have a capacity for good and evil just like anyone else.” Gessler took over as secretary of state in 2010 after defeating Democratic incumbent Bernie Buescher. He touts that he is the only Republican running for governor who has won a statewide race. And lately, his electability argument is being backed by money. Gessler has outraised his GOP rivals for two consecutive fundraising periods. On the issues, Gessler “understands people’s concerns” over hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” but supports the practice, saying, “if we didn’t have oil and gas in Colorado, we’d be dead in the water.” On education, Gessler would like to see more school districts adopt pay-for-performance models for teachers — a controversial method that has been taken up by the school board in Douglas County. And Gessler would like to see students have more choices in the schools they wish to attend. “When you do have that competition among schools and they have to attract students through excellence, rather than geography, that helps a lot,” he said. Gessler believes that gun-control legislation that was put in place by the Democratic majority last year “is a lot of money and lot of expense for very little benefit.” In true “honey badger” style, Gessler isn’t afraid to take on fellow Republicans. He believes that selecting Tom Tancredo as the GOP nominee would “spell disaster” for the party. And he recently came out with a TV ad that warns voters against picking candidates like Tancredo and Bob Beauprez, who have lost gubernatorial bids in the past. Gessler believes his personality and his tenacity will pay off. “I’m honest about who I am and what I’m about and I explain my principles and I don’t back down,” he said.
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Beauprez comes back for second chance Hopeful says hometown wrong about fracking By Vic Vela
email@example.com Bob Beauprez wants voters to think of John Elway before casting their ballots in the Republican gubernatorial primary later this month. Beauprez lost a 2006 gubernatorial bid to former Gov. Bill Ritter by 15 points. While he has received the support of key figures in the GOP establishment — recently, he received the support of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney — others have wondered if it’s a good idea to let a guy who lost so badly eight years ago be the state party’s standard-bearer again. When asked in a recent interview why voters should give him another chance, the former congressman reminded Denver Broncos fans that second chances can pay off. “(It’s the) same reason why people who saw John Elway lose that Super Bowl so badly still bought tickets and rejoiced when he finally won one,” Beauprez said. “I’m not John Elway and I’m no Peyton Manning, but I do have a life of experience and success and some of that life experience is making mistakes.” Beauprez said he has learned from
mistakes made during the “painful trial of 2006,” a year that was not good for any Republican, but for him especially. But Beauprez hopes that voters give him a clean slate when Republicans head to the polls for the June 24 GOP primary. Beauprez, a Lafayette resident, grew up on an area dairy farm before becoming a successful banker. He was elected to Congress in 2002, representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District for two terms before running for governor. Beauprez believes he is the man among a crowded field of Republicans who can defeat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall. And Beauprez believes there are a number of areas where Hickenlooper is vulnerable, Beauprez including his “horrible” leadership on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Hickenlooper — a pro-fracking geologist — has hoped that all sides of the fracking debate can find agreement on key issues prior to initiatives being put on the November ballot that would allow communities to have more say over oil and gas drilling. The governor said last month that the ballot measures could have “draconian” results, but Beauprez said Hickenlooper has brought this problem upon himself
due to “failed leadership.” “This issue didn’t just happen,” Beauprez said. “It’s been seven years in the making. Every single year the state government has imposed more regulations on the oil and gas industry. It’s death by 1,000 cuts and now all of the sudden he says it’s draconian. Well, he’s invited it.” Beauprez believes that fracking is a safe practice that benefits the state economically. “Fracking isn’t as complicated if you let science guide the policy ... not myths and hyperbole and a social agenda,” he said. That viewpoint is at odds with residents of his hometown of Lafayette, the majority of whom voted to support a citywide fracking ban in 2012. “This isn’t the first time we’ve voted based on emotion and that’s what this is,” he said of communities that have placed moratoriums on the practice. On education, Beauprez, like other Republican candidates, believes that parents should have more choices available as to where they send their kids to school. He also believes that there should be property tax relief for parents who teach their children from home. And, if elected governor, Beauprez said his wife Claudia will head an initiative that would provide books to parents after children are born so they “can read to a child before they get to school.” Beauprez is particularly concerned about reading scores among schoolchil-
dren in Colorado and believes that the education system needs to be reformed. “Do we want to fund education? Sure, everybody does,” he said. “But the problem is, we keep saying it’s for the children yet we keep failing the children. And when is somebody going to say enough?” Like other Republicans, Beauprez is pro-death penalty and believes that Hickenlooper made a mistake last year by not going forward with the execution of Nathan Dunlap — the man who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Beauprez, coming from a business background, believes that government rules are harming businesses and, if elected, would work “to get anti-business regulations of our books.” Beauprez understands that Democrats have a demographic advantage at the state level. The majority of women and minorities — especially a growing Latino voter base — have rejected Republican policies during recent statewide elections. But Beauprez believes such loyalty “hasn’t paid off.” “And I’m looking forward to taking the fight to a Democratic incumbent governor and calling him on that and offering a better solution, better leadership,” he said. “Opportunity in this country was never just reserved for the precious few. It was supposed to be opportunity for everybody ...”
Kopp hopes vision pays off with voters People feel they’ve been forgotten, candidate says By Vic Vela firstname.lastname@example.org It makes sense for a guy with the least amount of name recognition among a crowded field of Republican candidates for governor to spend time with Coloradans whom he believes have been considered an afterthought. Recently, Mike Kopp kicked off a six-day bike tour called “We are Colorado.” The tour covered 436 miles across the state and focused on places that aren’t called Denver or Boulder. Rather, Kopp rode around and talked to folks in places like Lamar and Holly. “It’s a reflection of the fact that so many people around the state feel like they’re forgotten,” Kopp, a resident of the Golden area, said in a recent interview. “It’s the elites in the city, and in Washington and on the East Coast, who make the decisions for them, and they’re the ones left picking up the pieces for big government decisions.” Kopp believes that Democratic-led policies — particularly gun-control legislation and renewable energy mandates on rural electric cooperatives — have angered those who live in lightly populated parts of the state. “The sentiment out there is largely that you’ve got a party in Denver and the Democrats seem to pay more heed to Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg as opposed to the values of our own state,” Kopp said. Kopp believes his message will resonate with Republican voters, who on June 24 will select their preferred candidate to match up against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this fall. Kopp is a former state Senate minority leader, having represented Senate District 22 from 2007 through 2011,
when he resigned after his wife, Kimberly, died of cancer. He has since remarried. Prior to holding office, Kopp served in the Gulf War as an Army Ranger. In April, Republican state assembly-goers gave Kopp the top line on the GOP primary ballot. That surprised many political observers, seeing as how Kopp’s name isn’t as well-known as his three opponents: Tom Tancredo, Bob Beauprez and Scott Gessler. But name recognition doesn’t matter to Kopp. “I’d certainly put my record up against any of my opponents in this race in that regard,” he said. Kopp is a “firm believer” in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” saying that the ownership of mineral resources is “a saKopp cred right.” “So we now have a bunch of ballot initiatives out there that would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for energy producers to get this property that they own,” Kopp said. On education issues, Kopp, who served on the state Senate Education Committee, said that students are not being tested properly. He said that assessment tests miss the point when they evaluate the results after the school year, after the student has already moved on to the next grade. Kopp said it would be better practice to provide teachers and students with “real-time information on a child’s academic trajectory,” so adjustments can be made during the school year. Kopp also wants to give school districts more flexibility in deciding how teachers are paid and kept. “There is no grater factor in education than the quality of the teacher and I think it’s critical that our policy reflects an ability to pay excellent teachers more money,” he
said. “And we should have the ability to fire teachers that are failing the kids.” Kopp is also highly critical of Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. “This is just kind of typical of the way the governor tries to handle these sticky issues, by creating a new, gray scale,” Kopp said. “The governor should have made a decision. I would have set the execution date.” Kopp holds conservative views on many issues, including abortion. He is an unapologetic pro-life Republican. But, while that may work to his advantage in a Republican primary, recent general elections have shown that when reproductive rights are made a key issue in a campaign, Republicans fall short. But Kopp said his message is bigger than just one issue. “It’s funny because the Democrats have had the same sort of playbook year after year,” he said. “It’s something they tried a lot on me in 2006. I made the main theme in my race the idea of fighting Washington, defending freedoms and empowering people. “I have a very high regard for life and embracing life, but the bigger issue is what you offer to our state that helps the greatest amount of people, and that’s what my campaign has been about.”
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tivities all day long.” Currently, at Clare Bridge, 11 residents live in an assisted living facility, where they can be cared for, supported and encouraged to use skills in a variety of activities, such as outings, one-on-one services, also programs like, “In Touch”, a computer system with games, music, and software programs designed for individuals with memory issues. “Our programs are really designed for our residents,” said Michael Holbrook, executive director of Sterling House. “We watch our programming so it’s designed for our residents. If we have something that maybe the residents aren’t having fun with or aren’t participating in, we change it.” Sterling House at Arvada opened in 1996 as one of several Brookdale personalized living locations throughout the Denver-Metro area. Currently at full capacity, Sterling House can house 45 residents, in a variety of studio, one bedroom and shared apartments. In this community, residents have daily activities they can participate in. “For each individual resident, it’s a very, very personalized plan,” Pierson said. “It’s never if they’re (residents) a fit for us, our philosophy is if we’re a fit for them, and if they’re not, we can be a resource for them.” Programs in this senior living community change monthly, from bingo to yoga and gardening to spa days and stimulating mental activities, residents at both the Sterling House and Clare Bridge are social, creating personalized moments every day. “For the community, realistically, to continue to serve our residents,” Holbrook said. “To make sure our residents taken care of, and that they are safe, happy - to me that’s the main thing.” For more information on either Sterling House or Clare Bridge, call 303-423-8100.
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Race is on for Republican seat ARVADA SQUARE Two Republican candidates emerge for Senate District 19 By Crystal Anderson canderson@colorado communitymedia.com In the race for Senate District 19, two conservative Arvada residents are running for the primary election, Thursday, June 24.
With the primary race two weeks away, and mail-in ballots sent to voters throughout Jefferson County, candidates Lang Sias and Laura J. Woods are campaigning, meeting with voters and explaining their positions. Sias, a FedEx pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, is
running for the senate seat a second time, this time against Republican candidate Woods. On his website, Sias cites several conservative stances such as small government, the right to bear arms, low taxes, local control and transparency in education. Sias lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. After several attempts, Colorado Community Media was unable to reach Sias for a comment. Woods, a former court reporter and Retail Liaison for the Recall Hudak campaign, is looking to focus on smaller government, broad educational choice, second amendment rights and family values. Woods declined to be interviewed for this piece.
CELEBRATIONS Arvada Sarah Piersky, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2013 honor roll at the University of Kansas, in the School of Nursing. She is the daughter of Karen and Ron Piersky, of Arvada. Stephanie Mariko Fukui, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2013 president’s list at Miami University. Jennifer Sachiko Fukui, of Arvada, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business during fall commencement at Miami University. Fukui also was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Miami University. Sedona Buttner, of Arvada, is one of more than 120 Cornell College students taking part in the college’s annual Alternative Spring Break. This is the 10th year the college has sponsored a service trip that takes place during its 10-day Spring Break. Buttner is taking part in the trip to Colorado. Kelsey O’Connor, of Arvada, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Buena Vista University. Air Force Airman Kenneth J. Oliver graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Oliver is the brother of Daniel Oliver, of Arvada,
and is a 2013 graduate of Arvada West High School. Golden Blaire Alyse Mikesell, of Golden, was named to the fall 2013 president’s list at Miami University. Alicia Farrington, of Golden, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Maryville University in St. Louis. Farrington is studying for a master of occupational therapy. Lakewood Isaac Harden, of Lakewood, is one of more than 120 Cornell College students taking part in the college’s annual Alternative Spring Break. This is the 10th year the college has sponsored a service trip that takes place during its 10-day Spring Break. Harden is taking part in the trip to New Jersey. Kenna Davis, of Lakewood, was named to the fall 2013 honor roll at the University of Kansas, in the School of Architecture. She is the daughter of Sandra and Gregg Davis, of Lakewood. Air Force Airman Jordan N. Decker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Decker is the daughter of Terri and Tim Shunk, of Littleton, and a 2011 graduate of
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On May 17, Daren Paul Valencia Casey of Lakewood, was one of 146 students to graduate from Sterling College located in Sterling, Kansas. Casey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college. Lakewood/Wheat Ridge Army Reserve Pvt. Chance R. Anderson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Anderson is the son of Marilyn and Kris Anderson, of Lakewood. He is a 2011 graduate of Wheat Ridge High School. Wheat Ridge Carolyn Campbell, of Wheat Ridge, was one of 19 students to represent Fort Hays State University at the Midwest Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis. Brendon Foster, of Wheat Ridge, was named to the fall 2013 honor roll at the University of Kansas in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is the son of Tonya Foster, of Wheat Ridge.]
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Jeff Shrader 1) Name three qualities a sheriff should have and how they relate to your character. Leadership, fairness and integrity. Jeffco’s next sheriff must be an experienced leader; one who is committed to safety, and defending the rights of the individual and our constitutional freedoms. He must have a proven ability to safeguard the public’s trust and resources. My leadership experience is proven and has been visible. I treat people with honesty, dignity and respect, and I listen. I stand on principles and use those to guide decisions. I am straightforward in my approach and effective in getting the job done. This is how I live. This is how I will serve as your sheriff.
2) What experiences have prepared you to become sheriff? My 30-year career with JCSO began with an assignment to the jail. My first promotion was 25 years ago. I have served in all divisions of the department and have successfully led each as: Chief of Patrol and Investigations leading all public safety operations. Chief of Detentions administering the 1,400 bed county jail.
Chief of Support Services administering the sheriff’s $90-plus million budget. I am a trustee and past chairman of CCOERA retirement program ($1.3 billion in assets). I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy and other command, management and leadership training programs.
3) Name your top three priorities if elected. I will run the Sheriff’s Office effectively and efficiently to best ensure that Jefferson County is kept safe by: Streamlining command staff positions to best allocate valuable resources, and diligently working to recruit and retain the best and brightest deputies utilizing the most effective and efficient means possible, and appropriately compensate employees. Fighting to keep our kids safe, in school and out, and placing additional resources in our schools. Collaborating with public safety partners to regionalize appropriate services to reduce duplication and taxpayer burden.
4) What community outreach efforts will you make to connect effectively with residents? Educational and informative
articles “From the Sheriff” will be distributed to local papers and HOAs. Social media will be used to inform and educate. Liaison deputies will be assigned to engage with communities and businesses regarding issues/concerns going on in those areas. Community resource officers will be present at neighborhood and community events to promote engagement. Citizens who provide assistance to JCSO through volunteerism, solving crime, or in times of crisis will be formally recognized. In times of crises, both formal notification systems and robust social media efforts will be used to inform and instruct. And, I will be present.
5) Rate the performance of the Sheriff’s Department during the past four years on a scale of 1-10 (10 being excellent) Explain. Jeffco residents have every reason to be proud of their Sheriff’s Office. Exceptional men and women serve in it. I rate JCSO at 8.75. As reflected in citizen engagement surveys, national accreditations, and reputation amongst peers, JCSO is highly-regarded.
Shrader Courtesy photo Overall crime from 2009 to 2013 has reduced by 8.2 percent in unincorporated areas. And, JCSO has been a leader in addressing situations with mental health afflictions. While JCSO has been effective
in its mission, deputy attrition is an issue that must be addressed. I will work diligently with my staff and the commissioners to address this so that Jeffco remains safe.
Jim ShireS 1) Name three qualities a sheriff should have and how they relate to your character. Unselfish — Serving citizens first, employee needs next and my concerns last. Enthusiastic — A sense of duty and honor allows me to lead by example. Integrity — Is first and foremost the basis of providing law enforcement services. 2) What experiences have prepared you to become sheriff? I started working at age 14; I spent my formative years learning teamwork, responsibility and accountability. Having worked in different divisions and units during my 28-year career, with the Sheriff’s Office, These areas must work together to be successful. Knowing the demands of today’s society and the expectation on law enforcement is critical. I’ve controlled overtime cost and ensured the job was completed without compromising quality or safety. I was elected president and treasurer for the largest Public Information Officer’s organization in Colorado by using my skills.
3) Name your top three priorities if elected. Budget — I have identified
millions of dollars within the current budget that can be better utilized and provide the community with the Sheriff’s Office they deserve. We will not ask the taxpayer for more money until every dollar is accounted for and spent efficiently. School safety — The Sheriff’s Office will train any school employee in ways to ensure student’s safety. If any Jefferson County School employee from the Superintendent, to teachers, or even the school board wants to become a Reserve Peace Officer, we will train them for free. Defend the Constitution and serve the community — We must protect our rights and freedoms as outlined by the U.S. Constitution or very soon we may not have them. Helping the community to promote responsibility and understanding of our rights is vital. 4) What community outreach efforts will you make to connect effectively with residents? I will reinstate the Citizen’s Academy to promote partnership with the community. The “Coffee with a Cop” program will be more accessible to the citizens so they get to know their deputies. I, and my command staff, will be visible and available on
weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. We will be in the field doing our jobs, not just working from the office. An involved and effective Citizen’s Advisory Panel, focusing on the objective of making the Sheriff’s Office the best possible is important. 5) Rate the performance of the Sheriff’s Department during the past four years on a scale of 1-10 (10 being excellent) Explain. 2010 - 8.5: The Sheriff’s Office was considered an elite agency where men and women desired to work. There was pride in wearing the “green shirt.” 2011 - 7.5: Service and programs were starting to be affected or eliminated due to budget issues and internal strife. Employees were somewhat content but enthusiasm began to suffer. 2012 - 7: Employees began seeking jobs at other agencies more than ever before. Response times to calls increased. Overtime costs escalated and moral suffered. These factors had a dramatic effect on service to the citizens and businesses. 2013 - 6: While employees were still doing the best they can, their internal drive seemed devastated. Many employees told me
Shires Courtesy photo they hated coming to work. Integrity and personal reputation is what kept them going. A new direction is what the Sheriff’s Office needs. I entered
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Growing business, growing recognitions By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com Terumo BCT is making waves in the science community with its developments in the blood component technologies area and in the local business community, as a recent award shows. David Perez, president and chief execu-
tive officer of Terumo BCT, was named as Business Man of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver. Perez was honored during the May 9 annual Business Awards Lunchoen for his success in the Denver area over the last year and his leadership in the business world. “In particular, the award recognized innovative ways Perez has furthered Terumo
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BCT’s business,” Laura Fusco, corporate communications person with Terumo BCT, said. “He demonstrated the company’s core values of caring about our customers, each other, and the patients we ultimately serve.” According to information provided by Fusco, Perez was nominated by a member of the Denver Metro business community, and award recipients were selected by a nomination committee made up of past winners as well as board members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Denver. “Companies and individuals were evaluated based on their business success, involvement with organizations, committees and board of directors that promote Hispanic business development, as well as Hispanic business outreach and involvement with the Hispanic Chamber,” the information said. Fusco said the company is extreme-
ly proud of the achievements Perez has made, and that pride is reflected in the recognition from the chamber. “Terumo BCT is proud that our longtime president and CEO has accepted such a distinguished award from an organization we respect and that is an important advocate for businesses and leaders in the Denver metro area,” she said. For Perez, all the work is just to find better ways of improving people’s health. “We never forget that there is someone very sick who is receiving the treatments we are providing,” he said during the groundbreaking for the company’s new headquarters in Lakewood. “Our motto is ‘Unlocking the potential of blood’ and that’s what we work to do every day.” Terumo BCT is based in Lakewood and is building a new headquarters on its Lakewood campus to house all of its U.S. employees.
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Exhibitions look at unreality of environments IF YOU GO
By Clarke Reader
WHAT: “Unbound” WHERE: Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: Through Aug. 31 Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m. COST: Free INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter. org/galleries
veryone’s perceptions of reality is different and fluid, and only bound to the perceptions that each individual brings along with them. The Arvada Center’s latest exhibition highlights the way different artists unbind themselves from reality and create a new one for themselves and their audiences. “Unbound” will be on display at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., through Aug. 31. The galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. “We wanted artists who would look at their environments and create new ones,” said curator Collin Parson. “There is nothing tying us to these spaces — the visions are ever-evolving and changing.” In the Main Gallery, “Unbound: Five Installations,” makes use of the space to create five separate rooms, each with the work of a different artist. “The rooms are all similar in size, but the work of the artist makes them vastly different,” Parson said. “Some of the exhibits are site specific, others are adapted but in all of them it’s not something you just look at — it’s something you walk into.” The artists on display are: Sophia Dixon Dillo with “Forming Light Installation” which makes use of 26 miles of fishing line to reflect light; Laleh Mehran with “Entropic Order” which uses a pendulum to create designs in a sand pit; Katie Caron with “Drosscapes” which uses sculpture, sound and video to capture water and reflection; Rian Kerrane
In the Arvada Center’s “Unbound” shows, artists use their creativity and imagination to build up their own weird, wild and interesting environments. Courtesy photos with “Knitting Wallpaper” which uses cassette tape to create a kind of memorial jungle; and Nicole Banowetz with “Erupture: My Microscopic Life-cycle” that creates larger than life microscopic fungus. “I found old cassettes in my parents attic and was inspired by them,” explained Kerrane. “I wanted to tap into the nostalgia and pay tribute to my grandmother.” Kerrane, who is originally from Ireland, uses the tape from hundreds of cassettes to hang a variety of items, largely nostalgic toys and memorabilia. Some tape she also knits together. In all of the exhibitions, every detail is considered by the artist, from what if
anything is on the walls to sounds and lighting. For the life-sized microscopic creates, Banowetz sewed a kind of plastic fabric together and uses several air pumps to inflate the designs to full size. “I had been working with microscopic imagery and virus imagery and found the forms really beautiful,” she said. “I want these designs to feel like explosions with moments of peace.” In the Upper Gallery, “Unbound: Digital Creations” the artists use animations, illustrations and digital prints as well as video to create fabricated and imagined environments. Parson said some of the environments recall video games, while others are completely new. In “Unbound: Altered Environments” - on display in the Theater Gallery — artists use mainly photography to take familiar environments and add a level of unreality to them. “You see things like home interiors or buildings and they are have nature or different images in them” Parson said. The center will add another layer to the “Unbound” exhibit later in June when it adds outdoor sculptures. For more information, call 720-8987200 or visit arvadacenter.org/galleries.
Denver’s own KUVO 89.3-FM public radio station was named one of the best Internet jazz radio stations worldwide by Pete Naughton, a writer for The Telegraph in London, one of the United Kingdom’s top media outlets. According to the story posted at www. kuvo.org/kuvo-news, Naughton, who writes for The Telegraph’s podcasts and internet radio columns, listed KUVO as one of the top three best “Jazz & Soul Internet Radio Stations” he’s discovered across the world. Below is what he reported in his online column, “Best Internet Radio Stations” on May 26. “I stumbled upon this award-winning music station by accident recently — and have been kicking myself for not finding it sooner. Based in Denver, Colorado, its artfully curated playlists mostly focus on jazz — broadcasting everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Madeleine Peyroux. A class act.” “We knew KUVO was a gem when we merged our public media organizations last year,” said Doug Price, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. “We’re proud of the work they do and the valuable service they provide to our Colorado community. We are excited for the future and the international doors that have been opened with the online radio stations and mobile app.” KUVO serves a diverse audience that loves jazz — all styles of jazz. The station’s lineup reflects the flavors of jazz from around the world. “We are proud of this international recognition,” said Carlos Lando, KUVO’s general manager. “We’ve always been proud of our long tradition of sharing jazz, blues and news with our loyal listeners in our community. But, it’s really fantastic that our community is growing worldwide. We have fans from Japan, Spain, China, and apparently the UK.”
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Step into the story with a visit to a new exhibit — Food: Our Global Kitchen — at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway) through Sept. 1, and take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals, and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. Food: Our Global Kitchen explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating, the exhibit illuminates the myriad ways food is produced and transported throughout the world. Admission is $5 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Kids 5 and younger and History Colorado members are free. Bring in a receipt from any Colorado Whole Foods Market for $2 off admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Parker continues on Page 16
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Governor vetoes road transparency bill Retains parts of measure, signs executive order By Vic Vela
would have required any public-private partnership “P3” project that exceeds 35 years to be approved by the Legislature. It also would have required a Colorado Department of Transportation board to hold public meetReport ings throughout any road project process and keep the Legislature and other local elected officials informed along the way. The $425 million, 50-year US 36 project, which will widen the lanes of the highway and incorporate toll lanes, received a great deal of criticism by local residents who felt
as though the P3 contract was too secretive and that they were kept out of the loop on key parts of the project. Hickenlooper supports the part of the bill that sought greater transparency and signed an executive order that requires the state to improve “accountability, transparency and openness” of CDOT P3 projects. But the overall bill, which he said contained “unworkable provisions,” was vetoed. Hickenlooper issued a statement, saying that he took issue with parts of the bill that required legislative go-ahead for projects that exceed 35 years and other features that “inappropriately constrains the business terms of future P3 agreements.” “These constraints on business terms would create a chilling component on fu-
ture transactions, making investors unlikely or unwilling to bid on Colorado projects due to the increased risks this process would generate,” the governor said. Hickenlooper’s statement was accompanied by a list of 48 persons or local government entities that called on the governor to veto the bill, including many business organizations. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, a bill sponsor, said she was disappointed with the governor’s decision, but that the executive order means that her effort did not go for naught. “I hope we can build on the transparency piece so that we can move toward figuring out a way to figure in oversight,” she said. “We’ll work on this again. I don’t think this is a black and white issue.”
with an ensemble featuring Nicole C. Hastings, Randall Harr, Meghan Murphy and Travis Turner. Beginning as a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side in 1959, The Second City has grown to become a comedy empire building a robust business based on its core improvisational methodologies. Tickets start at $25 for The Second City’s American Mixtape. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303-893-4100. Groups of 10 or more, call 303-446-4829. Additionally, tickets may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org.
Ranch to sing the national anthem, hoping to set a record for the largest intergenerational singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The gathering at Wind Crest’s Fireside restaurant (3235 Mill Vista Road in Highlands Ranch) is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the poem during the bombardment of Fort McHenry that became the national anthem.
Lucky Strike staff noted that the celebrated singer was “very, very nice.”
A bill that sought more scrutiny of the teaming of state and privately-backed road projects has failed to make it any further than Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk. Senate Bill 197 — a bill that would have provided greater oversight and transparency for private-public road construction partnerships — was vetoed by Hickenlooper on June 4. However, some of the bill’s intent survived. The bill — a response to grumblings over the US 36 road project process —
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Sunday. For more information, go to www.historycoloradocenter.org/plan/foodourglobalkitchen.
Second City coming The Second City’s American Mixtape, a collection of Denver ditties that poke fun at relationships, politics and political relationships, plays The Garner Galleria Theatre through June 29. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Tim Meadows, Martin Short and Mike Myers among many other comedic icons, The Second City’s newest Denver concoction is directed by Billy Bungeroth
A crowd of 300 people is expected to gather at 11 a.m. on June 13 at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands
Cyndi Lauper and other girls (and boys) who just wanna have fun were spotted at Lucky Strike in the Denver Pavilions June 3. While there, Lauper bowled with a few of her staff while they ate crudites, fish tacos, guacamole and short rib tacos. I’m also told that she is much better suited as an awesome singer, as she bowled a 58.
Overheard Eavesdropping on a woman talking about other women shopping in Cherry Creek North: “Those women wear their makeup and jewelry and high heels to water aerobics.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-619-5209.
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reaching out to the senior community By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com Collaboration almost always leads to good things, particularly when it comes to providing people with mental health services. Jefferson Center for Mental Health celebrated its partnership June 5 with the Seniors Resource Center and Mental Health Partners and the announcement that the Senior Reach program is now recognized as a National Evidence-Based Program through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). “This national recognition opens all kinds of doors for us,” said Teresa Legault, project director of Senior Reach. “This is about all of these different groups coming together to provide a vast variety of services for seniors in need.” In the Senior Reach program, community members are trained to identify and offer outreach services to at-risk independent-living older adults. According to Legault, these community members can be anyone who notice a senior who may be having hard time, and these people refer
the seniors to Senior Reach, who call to see if assistance is needed. “About 93 percent of seniors we reach out to take services,” Legault said. “We train more than 2,000 people a year to participate in this Senior Reach program.” The program is in Jefferson, Gilpin, Broomfield and Boulder counties, and will soon be spreading to Araphoe and Douglas counties. This project was spearheaded by Vicki Rodgers, principal investigator with Senior Reach, and she worked hard to get other groups to collaborate on the project. “We are now one of 330 evidence-based programs in the country,” she said. “It has taken eight years of working to get to the this point.” Rodgers said that there are a lot of steps to go through to receive the NREPP standing, including collecting outcomes and being able to replicate the program, which Senior Reach did in Kansas. There was also an independent evaluation of the process to make sure everything was running smoothly. “We’re going from science to service and that takes a long time,” she said. “In doing this we’ve created a community of top partners all working together to make sure no one is doing any thing redundant.” Harriet Hall, CEO of Jefferson Center, said partnerships like this are incredibly crucial for mental health services, and it is a great start to getting information out to
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Money class Women and Money, a beginner’s class, is offered 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the FirstBank Building in Belmar, 550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Women have different priorities and learning styles than men. This class covers the financial planning process from start to finish, including financial goals, budgets, IRA’s, Social Security benefits, investments, taxes, inflation and more. Class is led by investment advisor Jo-Ann Holst. Visit www.fuelfinancial.com. Space is limited. RSVP at 720-287-5880. Class is free.
Music FesTival The Golden Music Festival will feature nine bands, including Colorado-based Finnders & Yongberg, June 13-15 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe streets, Golden. Grass seating is available. Tickets available starting Thursday, May 1 at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St., Golden. Go to GoldenMusicFestival. org or call 303-278-3557.
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Chautauqua in Boulder presents its 2014 summer concert season. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at tickets. chautauqua.com, or at the Chautauqua box office. Go to www.chautauqua.com for details. The lineup: Thursday, June 12: Steve Earle & The Dukes, with special guests The Mastersons; Friday, June 20, Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory, with Tift Merritt; Wednesday, June 25, Mavis Staples and Marc Cohn; Saturday, June 28, Angelique Kidjo; Saturday, July 5, Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider; Saturday, July 12, Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai; Saturday, July 19, Loudon Wainwright III and Iris Dement; Monday, July 28, Rufus Wainwright; Saturday, Aug. 9, Paula Poundstone; Sunday, Aug. 10, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott; Tuesday, Aug. 12, B.B. King; Wednesday, Aug. 13, John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio; Thursday, Aug. 28, Ziggy Marley; and Saturday, Sept. 13, Steven Wright.
Friday/June 13 GardeninG proGraM Golden Gate Grange presents a Xeriscape gardening program at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13 at Golden Gate Grange and Community Center, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden. Irene Shonle, director of CSU Extension in Gilpin County, will speak and present a slide show. Grange members and non-Grange members are welcome. Friday/June 13 Bike evenT City of Golden is looking for
food vendors interested in participating in the overall finish festivities for Ride the Rockies bike event Friday, June 13. The event will draw 2,000 cyclists as well as support staff, fans and family of the riders. Vendors should be prepared to serve food between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in more information regarding vending at the event, contact Julie Brooks at 303-384-8013 or jbrooks@cityofgolden. net. A complete list of desired food offerings is available.
residents. “We are much greater than the sum of our parts,” said Barbara Ryan, CEO of Mental Health Partners. “When we say it’s community health, we mean it.” John Zabawa, CEO of Seniors Resource Center said that Senior Reach is a natural fit for the kind of work done at the resource
center, and he is excited to see this become an integral resource for the community. “The best thing about Senior Reach is we provide hope,” Legault said. “We’re a grassroots group that talks with seniors, not to them.” For More information, visit www.seniorreach.org.
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Vicki Rodgers, who lead the charge on the Senior Reach project, speaks about the importance of the NREPP status. Photo by Clarke Reader
saTurday/June 14 healThy hoMe PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden, presents healthy home care classes, including product samples, 4-5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Topics include natural sleep support (June 14). Topics from July to December are to be determined. Call 303-274-5733 or go to www.PranaTonic.com. saTurday/June 14 FlaG cereMony Flag Day ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Hamilton Boy Scout Headquarters, 10455 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Presented by Blue Spruce Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
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Blood drive Arvada community blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, inside the Parish Hall of King of Glory Lutheran Church, 10001 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
come to the aid of some but not all will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Does God Play Favorites? Why Would a Caring God Bless Some and Not Others?” features the filmed stories of people affected by a devastating fire. Some residents describe how their house was “miraculously” spared, while others tell how their lives’ possessions were lost in the forest fire. Contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or email@example.com.
d-day as we commemorate 70 years since D-Day, join Active Minds for a look at the critical turning point in World War II. Program examines the dynamics that led to the decisive impact the battle had on the outcome of the war. Program is from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP at 303-237-5700.
audiTion noTice Colorado ACTS will have auditions for “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Roles are available for 2 teenage girls, 1 teenage boy, 3 adult women, 4 adult men and some extras. No previous preparation is necessary. Bring acting/theater resume. Rehearsals will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 6. Production will be Oct. 2-4 and 10-11. Contact Colorado Actors Company and Theater School, 11455 W. 1-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, at 303-456-6772
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Wild WesT Colorado Railroad Museum presents Wild West Day, “Robberies, Rascals & Rides,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Families can ride behind the steam locomotive on vintage passenger coaches and experience what it was like to travel 100 year ago. Purchase tickets at www. ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org. Call 303279-4591.
WildFires For those who live in areas subject to fire, few things can be more frightening. Join Active Minds 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, as we as we address the issue of wildfires from a variety of perspectives. We will take a look at how fires are fought once they are burning and the role of forest policy, weather, and newer challenges such as huge swaths of dead trees in many areas due to the pine beetle infestation. We’ll also look at the role of fire in nature and how areas have recovered from devastating burns. Program takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800. Thursday/June 19 Blood drive City of Lakewood blood
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Saturday/June 21 Scout Sale Scout Troop 166 plans its Drop and Shop Yard Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 20th and Miller Street, Lakewood. Drive up and drop off your clean, reusable items, then park and shop at the sale. Mattresses, televisions and building materials cannot be accepted. Items not sold will go to ARC. Proceeds from the sale will pay for equipment and camping costs for Troop 166.
coming Soon Saturday and Sunday/June 22-22, aug. 2-3 teaching workShop Colorado-based Teaching Heart Institute is offering workshops on how to teach Social and Emotional Learning skills in the classroom for teachers, school counselors, and principals K-8. During the two-day workshop, teachers will explore a variety of simple and easy-to-do classroom strategies for developing students’ social and emotional intelligence. Each participant will receive the book “In Focus: Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time,” which uses a brain-based approach to teach social emotional learning to students in grades K-8. Classes are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, and Aug. 2-3, at Wilderness Early Learning Center, 2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder. Contact Tom McSheehy at 720-369-3000 or email Tom@teachingheartinstitute.com. To register, go to http://teachingheartinstitute.com/teacher-workshops/ Sunday to thurSday/June 22-26 BiBle School St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents its vacation Bible school “Caretakers of God’s Creation” from Sunday, June 22, to Thursday, June 26. Times are 5-8 p.m. Sundays, and 5:30-8 p.m. all other days. Ages 3 and older are welcome. The church is at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood. Provided by Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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golF tournament A charity golf tournament to benefit AFA Wounded Airman Program and the local Air Force family is planned for Monday, June 23, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora. The tournament is a scramble format and begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorships are available and donations for a silent auction are welcome. Registration for players and sponsors can be found at www. defensetournament.golfreg.com.
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tueSday/June 24 art league The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, well-known artist Anita Winter will present a watercolor painting demonstration. Anyone who lives in the Denver metro area is welcome to attend. The league is celebrating its 40-year anniversary with a reception/show 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Teller Street Gallery/Studios, 7190 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356.
Friday June 13 8am-4pm Saturday June 14 8am-noon Antique Hutch Mahogany & Marble, Queen size 4 poster bed, Lots of collectibles (lots of mirrors, collector plates, Red Hat stuff, old and new dolls, bird houses, cameras, swan), 2 glass desks, camping gear, 2 20" TV's, tools, 3 cases unopened EleCare Jr baby formula and more 303-423-8810
Blood drive Evergreen Library blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, inside the Bloodmobile at 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
tueSday/June 28 art league The Wheat Ridge Art League will have a show and reception 6-9 p.m. June 28 at the Teller Street Gallery and Studio, 7190 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The art league is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Call 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or email lartus1@msn. com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday and Sunday/June 28-29 Beach party Sand in the City, featuring sand sculptures built by residents and businesses, live music, craft breweries, local retail and food vendors, a Kid Zone and VIP beach party area, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 at Ralston Park, Arvada. Contact Ashley Garst, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, email@example.com. Go to http://visitarvada.org/events/sand-in-the-city/festival/
Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., June 24, 2014 to Hallmark, Inc. for work related to Project No. 13-BR-01 – Miscellaneous Bridge Repairs and performed under that contract dated May 20, 2013 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Hallmark, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., June 24, 2014 to Hallmark, Inc. for work related to Project No. 13-BR-01 – Miscellaneous Bridge Repairs and performed under that contract dated May 20, 2013 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Hallmark, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this May 23, 2014 CITY OF ARVADA /s/Christine A. Koch, City Clerk
Legal Notice No.: 80695 First Publication: June 5, 2014 Last Publication: June 12, 2014 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press
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Saturday, June14, 8-3: Take 70th at Wadsworth to 7038 Ammons St. Victrola, furniture, glassware, tables, storage cabinets, shelves, dishes, tools. Parker PINERY MOVING/GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14 7:30AM-1pm 7438 Meadow View Tools, Furniture, Household, Pitching Machine, Large Water Trampolines, Lawn Mower, Bedding & Much More!! Lone Tree ANNUAL FAIRWAYS HOA GARAGE SALE IN LONE TREE Saturday June 14th 9am-12pm 301 single family homes in HOA form Lincoln Avenue and Yosemite Street go north on Yosemite to second left and turn left onto Fairview Drive into the FAIRWAYS. Arvada Garage Sale Fri. & Sat. June 13 & 14 8am-3pm. 6950 Independence St., Vintage dolls, Trolls & Puzzles Quality Christmas Items, Books Shoes, New Footbath, Calculator, Luggage, Kitchen, Baking, Rugs, Plant Stands, Tennis Balls, Misc. Wall Hangings, Oil Lamps, Moccasins NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE IN Southglenn Arapahoe Rd & E University Blvd 20+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, June 20 & 21 SAVE THE DATE! Parker
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Multi Family 9960 West 86th Place Fri. & Sat. June 13th & 14th 8am-3pm Tons of furniture home and office, office equipment, outdoor items, bikes, kitchen, 7peice king bedroom set, tools, too much to list.
Centennial Community Garage Sale @ Georgetown Village located off Holly between Arapahoe & Orchard. Friday, June 6th & Saturday, June 7th, 8AM-3PM Arvada COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE WYNDHAM PARK JUNE 13TH AND JUNE 14TH 64th AND WYNDHAM PARK DR 8 AM – 2 PM
Big Estate Sale in Applewood area Drexel mid modern dining room set, Drexel mid modern walnut bedroom set, and other antiques, many picture frames and other misc. items. Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 5th, 6th & 7th 9am-4pm 1700 Willow Way
Lakewood Large Community Garage Sale Green Mountain Townhouses #1 Featuring many different items. Fri. June 13th, Sat. June 14th & Sun. June 15th, 8am-4pm. West Alameda Dr. & Xenon Ct.
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Aug. 9th & 10th. Applications available call 970-531-3170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALE: Deluxe zig-zag sewing machine by Singer. Walnut Console, Exc. cond., Has all accessories, professional way with dial settings, speed controller, button holes, zig-zag stitching and more. $150 call 303-770-3576
Musical ELECTRIC BIKES Adult 2-Wheel Bicycles & & 3 wheel Trikes No Drivers License, Registration or Gas needed 303-257-0164
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Furniture 2 Brown Faux Suede Couch Recliners78" & 80" 1 with cup holders and remote storage. Great for Football room never used still in wrapping $600 negotiable 303-3595550 Entertainment Center/Armoire 2 piece unit 85 inches tall 52 inches wide 26 inches deep. Light in upper shelf and surge protector in component area. Will hold a 37 inch flat screen and lots of storage in lower unit. $200.00 (903)5306398 For Sale- Solid oak dining table and hutch 303-907-2452 Wrought Iron Glass Table / 6 chairs $150 6 oak & leather chairs $100 each Mission couch, chair, end table $400 OBO 303-467-0514
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Estate/Yard Sale 6113 Dunraven Street North of North Table Mountain Saturday & Sunday June 7th & 8th & 14th & 15th 8-4pm Recliner, Rocker, JVC 5 Disc Player & Receiver, Speakers, Cedar Chest, 2 end tables, 32" Sony Trinatron TV, TV Cabinet, washer/dryer Like new
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jeffco board of education on the record The Jefferson County Board of Education voted on the following legislation at its regular business meeting June 5. Board members in attendance were President Ken Witt, First Vice President Julie Williams, Second Vice President Lesley Dahlkemper, Secretary John Newkirk and Treasurer Jill Fellman.
Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA). The decision came after a heated debate about performance measures and the language of the proposed contract. The two negotiating teams will now move to fact-finding with a third-party neutral source, where they will provide evidence for the fact finder to make findings of fact.
discussion the board voted to extend a $220, 000 base salary to McMinimee, with an additional $40,000 in performance pay and $20,000 contribution to PERA. He will also have a 12-month buy-out of his contract. McMinimee is expected to accept this offer, which will is set for final approval, June 19.
The board voted 3-2 (Newkirk,Williams,Witt) to move into fact finding with their contract with the
OngOing ACTiviTieS, OngOing / BuSineSS grOupS MOndAyS Open MiC Living Water Unity Spiritual
Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email bellbottoms809@ gmail.com.
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 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 303-517-8558 with questions. rOCky MOunTAin Team Survivor, a health, education and fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Avenue (entrance on Maxwell Avenue.). Learn more at rockymtnteamsurvivor.org. WedneSdAyS AMeriCAn legiOn Auxiliary presents Burger Nite, 5-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Post 178, 1655 Simms St., Lakewood. Members, their guests and active military invited for varied food and reasonable prices. Visit www. alpost178.org. ArvAdA Biz Connection www.meetup.com/Arvada-Business-Connection/ is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are 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 information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098.
The board voted 3-2 to approve a contract for Daniel McMinimee, the district’s newly-hired superintendent. After much
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.
WOMen neTWOrking Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-438-6783, or online, info@OurConnection.org. prOFeSSiOnAl WOMen NW Metro Business and Professional Women meets the first Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP. ThurSdAyS BuSineSS SpiriTuAliTy Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit www.bhsmilehi.org or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933. COMMuniTy COFFee Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be 7-8 a.m. at La Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. inveSTOrS’ MeeTingS The Rocky
Mountain Inventors Association meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go online to www.rminventor.org for details.
rOCky MOunTAin Team Survivor, a health, education and fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Avenue (entrance on Maxwell Avenue.). Learn more at rockymtnteamsurvivor.org.
wood 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 cpa@rolfsmeier. com.
MuSiC TeACherS Association Subur-
gOlden gATe Community Grange,
ban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month
area clubs of the month. Activities include yoga, dances, eggmania, special wildlife programs, holiday craft fair. Grange hall available for rental for weddings, parties, reunions, etc. Call Rich Phillips at 303-277-1933 or go to www. goldengategrange.com. New members welcome.
10:30 a.m. each Saturday at PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden. We’ll begin with a short introduction to meditation and what to expect followed by a meditation period of 30-40 minutes and time at the end for group discussion. Call 303-274-5733. Visit www.PranaTonic. com.
rOCky MOunTAin Shipwrights is
COlOrAdO CiTizenS for Peace meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the intersections of West 52nd and Wadsworth Boulevard to try to bring an end to the wars. Signs will be furnished for those who do not have them. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SundAyS Free WAlTz/pOlkA lessons Polka Lover Klubs, Denver Kickers, 16776 W. 50th Ave. in Golden, meets 3-7 p.m. Sundays. Live music. Beautiful dance floor. Admission $4 members, $6 nonmembers. Annual membership $15. Contact Leo at 720-232-0953 or email@example.com.
a wood ship modeling club that meets OngOing /eduCATiOn at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each diSCuSSiOn grOupS Covenant month at Rockler’s Woodworking and Village hosts Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Hardware Store, 2553 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The club also has a workshop This series of monthly events features expert speakers on a wide variety of at the Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston educational and entertaining topics. Road. We meet here at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please plan to attend one, several or all the first Saturday of each month. Go to of our 3:07 programs, MediTATiOn ClASSeS Various styles www.rockymountainshipwrights.org CL7209-112_Proceeds_FathersDay_6.78x10_PROD.pdf 1 for 6/4/14 PM held at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but of meditation will be explored 9:30information.
seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for driving directions and to reserve your place. Come early for refreshments; fellowship lectures begin at 2 p.m. To learn more about the residency options and lifestyle at Covenant Village of Colorado, call us at 303-424-4828.
eSl ClASSeS — Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. 44th St. in Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a free series of English as a Second Language classes for adults 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday nights. These classes will emphasize a conversational method of instruction. Beginner through advanced classes are offered. You may register on any Thursday night. For directions or more information, call Clubs continues on Page 24
STEP OUT OF YOUR WEEKEND ROUTINE. 10TH ANNUAL APEX PRD FOUNDATION CAR SHOW SUNDAY, JUNE 15TH | 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Make up for the years of getting your dad ties, shoddy macaroni art, and socks for Father’s Day. This year, get him something he really wants: quality time with you. Spend the day checking out some of the state’s finest hot rods, antiques, and custom cars at the 10th Annual Apex PRD Foundation Car Show. It’s free for spectators, and 100% of the vehicle fees go toward community recreation through the Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation. Get there early and take part in a Father’s Day 5K, 10K, or fun run. Visit dads5k.com for more information on the run.
WHERE COST INFO
APEX Center 13150 W. 72nd Avenue
Free to spectators
To register a vehicle, or for more event details, visit apexprd.org or call 303-424-2739.
FridAyS CAlMup JOurney Prefer to help yourself rather than do the coaching or psychotherapy thing? Let me share with you free information about the CalmUp Journey, a one-page self-examination worksheet for men and women. Join me for coffee or tea 8-9 a.m. most Fridays at Whole Foods Market Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Let me know you’re planning to be there so we’re sure to connect. Contact www. DrLorieGose.com or 303-500-2340.
enTrepreneurS CluB The Lake-
The board heard the first of two public hearings regarding the 2014-2015 budget. Items of concern surrounded teacher
compensation, which currently holds an $11.7 million spot in the general fund. Other issues, such as per pupil funding and free full-day kindergarten, were also raised. The board decided to table a decision on the budget until the next public hearing. The next board of education public hearing meeting will be Thursday, June 19th the Jefferson County Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden. — Compiled by Crystal Anderson
25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, has meetings at 7 p.m. the second Friday
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Presenting the CCM All-Jeffco Baseball team We selected the best baseball players from every Jeffco school By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com It was a banner year for Jeffco baseball. Both 4A and 5A Jeffco proved to be the state’s best two leagues this prep season. From Green Mountain’s incredible run to its 4A state championship, to 5A Arvada West’s historic run through their conference to win a Jeffco league title, there were many special moments created by so many special players. Even Jeffco teams that struggled and finished under .500 each had several players that are as good as any players on league championship teams. This made selecting Colorado Community Media’s All-Jeffco Baseball Team a struggle. But we here at CCM toiled over the rosters and put together a list of the best prep baseball player from every Jeffco team to create our own Jeffco all-star team. Making things even tougher is the fact that very accomplished teams like Green Mountain, Arvada West, Wheat Ridge and Ralston Valley had numerous players who all had impact seasons with big stat lines. So choosing just one of these players was very difficult. But in the end we put together this list of CCM’s All-Jeffco Baseball Team: Arvada junior Gunnar Fulcomer played on a team that only won three games yet he was very productive in all of his games this season producing a .385 average and scoring 24 runs. Arvada West senior Brody Hagel-Pitt was an offensive monster for the Wildcats this season hitting four home runs in 18 games. He wrapped up his senior campaign by hitting .448 with 26 hits and 14 RBI. Bear Creek senior Rob Vance played on a team that had a mediocre season, but his stats were anything but: .460 batting average and 29 hits, scoring 19 runs. D’Evelyn junior Grant Witherspoon is not only one of Jeffco’s best hoopsters but he was also its biggest offense force this season hitting seven home runs, 28 hits, 26 RBI and scoring 30 runs. Golden junior Paul Richy played on a team that didn’t win near as many games as rivals Wheat Ridge and Green Moun-
Bear Creek senior Rob Vance trots back into the dugout after scoring early this spring season. Vance was one of the state’s most potent offensive weapons earning him a spot on our CCM All-Jeffco Baseball Team. Photo by Dan Williams tain, but he still managed to hit .509 with 20 RBI off of 29 hits in 19 games. Green Mountain sophomore Wyatt Featherston played on a state championship team that had many players worthy of his honor. But his offensive production was so strong he made our list as the only underclassmen. Featherston had a .439 average, 36 hits, 38 RBI, seven home runs and he led the state with 49 runs scored. Lakewood junior Trevor Kehe played on a team that struggled this season but his personal offensive production thrived
with a .462 average, 30 hits (in 19 games), 20 RBI and 19 runs scored. Jefferson senior Chris Armstrong was not only his team’s best pitcher but he also carried his team with a .500 average, 15 hits, 13 runs and a pair of home runs (in 15 games). Pomona senior Zach Matthes played on a team that finished on the bottom of a stacked 5A Jeffco. But he still managed to produce a .340 average, 16 hit and three home runs. Ralston Valley senior Jordan Hollo-
way was not only Jeffco’s best pitcher but perhaps the best in the state this season. Holloway went 6-1 with a 2.60 ERA. But the man-child can hit too. Holloway had an offensive stat line of a .419 average with 25 hits and five home runs. Wheat Ridge Lane Wagoner is selected here but not without a fight from his teammates. The Farmers had five different players that could have been honored but the pitcher Wagoner went 6-0 with an impressive 1.40 plus was one of his team’s best hitters (.350, 21 hits and 20 RBI).
It is time for the Rockies to trade Tulowitzki It’s time to trade Tulo. Right now Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the best shortstop in baseball, has also been baseball’s best hitter through about two months worth of the 2014 MLB season. Tulo has had a resurgence that has landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated and put him back in the conversation of one of baseball’s best players. But that is the exact reason why the Rockies should right now be putting a blockbuster trade together that will relieve themselves of Tulo and his monster remaining contract. Right now Tulo is amongst the league leaders in nearly every offensive category currently sporting a ridiculous .361 average with 17 home runs. And reports that have been thrown around say the New York Yankees would love Tulo as a replacement for Derek Jeter — a guy who Tulowitzki idolized growing up. The St. Louis Cardinals, California Angels, Boston Red Sox are just a few of the teams who have been connected as potential Tulo destinations. But why trade Tulo if he is baseball’s
best player right now? Because Tulo won’t still be baseball’s best player at the end of his current contract, a contract that has seven more years on it and over $140 million. The other reason is the fact that Colorado could literally command a king’s ransom for Tulo, which with their talent young core could set the team up for years moving forward. The Rockies could get back an established starting pitcher, plus two or three of a franchise’s best minor league players. In addition, Colorado could force a team to throw in a young established position player to could replace some of Tulowitzki’s offensive production. But of course, it is the Rockies. So those
who might actually agree with trading Tulo might also worry that the franchise would royally screw up the trade and end up empty handed. But while a prospect is certainly a suspect until proven otherwise, there is no downside to trading Tulo. Even if the Rockies get back six young players and none of them live up to their potential, then Colorado still gets Tulo’s monster contract off the books, freeing up those resources for years to come. We have seen this before. Todd Helton, though a Rockies’ icon (if there is such a thing), was paid like an All-Star (over $120 million) for nine years after he was no longer making the All-Star game. Moreover, a 36-year-old Helton made almost $18 million and a 37-year-old Helton made over $20 million. Helton should have been traded away years before he decided to walk away and for a penny-pinching franchise like the Rockies, that $120 million that went to Helton that the franchise didn’t get anything out of could have went to keeping Matt Holliday who is still in his prime or could have went to two or three quality starting pitchers that could have actually
given this team a shot at success. Helton was a great player early in career. Tulo is still a great talent — but will also be 30 years old by the season’s end. And knowing what we know about Tulo’s injury history it would be foolish to think that the older he got he would get healthier (Tulowitzki has missed 288 games in career due to injury). Tulo plays the game so hard and so physical, and while you have to appreciate that, his body breaks down every season like clockwork. It’s hard to imagine him getting healthier the older he gets. In addition, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have given Colorado two young stars that the team can build around, and combined with Carlos Gonzalez (who has a contract half the size of Tulo’s), the Rockies wouldn’t skip a beat without Tulo and in reality with the package they could get back for him it could set the franchise up for years moving forward. I love guy — he is a great talent and already one of the greatest Rockies of all time. But Colorado cannot go down with the ship the way that they did with Helton. It is time to trade Tulo.
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A milestone year on sports “1954: The Year Willie Mays and The First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever” by Bill Madden 2014, Da Capo Press $25.99 / $29.00 Canada 290 pages You know the rules. Each base must be touched, each ball hit within bounds – or so you hope. No spitballs, corked bats, pine tar, or steroids. Four bases to run. Three strikes, you’re out. Those are the basics of baseball. But rules, of course, can be changed, just like the game itself and in the new book “1954” by Bill Madden, you’ll see how the game was altered forever by one simple fix. It was a time when Perry Como dominated the music charts and Elvis was just some kid in Memphis. The Cold War raged; Brown vs. Board of Education was decided;
and radio was king, although everybody wanted a television set on which to watch a few brief programs on a handful of stations. It was 1954 and, like much of the world, baseball was in the midst of change, too. Though Jackie Robinson had broken baseball’s color line seven years earlier, many teams had rosters that were still completely white. The Dodgers were “the most aggressive” on tackling segregation with six black players that year. The Indians had five and the Giants, four. That complete desegregation was coming was obvious, despite protests against it and owner reluctance. Willie Mays, returning after two years in the Army, was one of baseball’s 38 (out of 536) black players in 1954. Mays had been spotted by scouts while still in high school,
Colorado Rockies Futures game canceled Staff Report DENVER - The Colorado Rockies Futures All-Star Game was canceled due to heavy rain and an unusual June outburst of cold weather. The Colorado high school all-star game was supposed to be played Sunday at Coors Field immediately after the RockiesDodgers’ game. But ugly weather that stopped the Rockies’ game caused officials to cancel
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but was denied a spot on at least one team whose owners refused to sign a black player. In 1954, he signed a contract for $13,000 and became a Giant. Mid-season, Ernie Banks joined the Cubs as “one of the elite players in the Negro Leagues.” Hank Aaron was brought up for the Braves, though he’d been mercilessly (and racially) derided for his running style. Other talented black players followed them to the majors, and at the end of the 1954 season, fans gathered to “witness the first World Series game in history with players of color on both teams,” a game between the Indians and the Giants. Four teams (the Yankees, the Tigers, the Phillies, and the Red Sox) had yet to integrate. Recognize those names? It’s likely that you do, especially if you’re a baseball fan
– and there’s so much more here for you if you are. For everybody else, though, “1954” will be an eye-crossing, head-spinning mix of statistics and stories that won’t mean nearly as much. In the lightning-fast manner of a sportscaster, author Bill Madden tells a story that goes beyond Jackie Robinson’s historymaking 1947 debut. Readers will learn why 1954 was so important to the game; how racism continued to taint the industry for at least a few more months after this iconic season; and how, sixty years ago and despite that it had been around awhile, the game was really still evolving. I can’t stress enough that this is not a book for casual ball-watchers or followers of modern baseball. No, it’s for fans who love the history of the game. For that kind of person, “1954” rules.
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We’ve expanded our Emergency Department at St. Anthony Hospital. Now, senior emergency care with stroke, cardiac and trauma expertise is this close...and more comfortable. Our new and larger environment offers such advantages as: • A setting designed for patient safety and comfort. Private rooms, noise reduction, soft lighting, skid-resistant flooring and extra thick mattresses. • Assistive devices to ease communication. Advanced visual and hearing technologies are available. • Family convenience. Easy access and plenty of free parking available right outside the Emergency entrance. • Added dimensions of service, including: Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification; Certified Cardiac & Heart Attack Center; 24-hour Behavioral Health team for patients with anxiety, depression and other mental health needs; Discharge call-back program; Level 1 Trauma Center • An award-winning emergency team. We are among the select few in the U.S. to earn the Lantern Award for Excellence. And our overall patient satisfaction score is above 94%.
To learn more about St. Anthony Hospital, visit stanthonyhosp.org.
W. 2nd Place
720-321-0000 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228 We are part of the Centura Health Trauma System, the region’s leading and most comprehensive network of trauma care and emergency services. Centura Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation, and marital status in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy contact Centura Health’s Office of the General Counsel at 303-804-8166. Copyright © Centura Health 2014