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Adams County knows how to have fun. Check out these local winners for great ideas for your next date night or family outing. ANNUAL EVENT Adco’s favorite annual event is the Horizons North Credit Union shred event. The event allows anyone to bring up to 3 boxes of anything with your personal info on it to shred for free! The credit union also uses the event to collect donations benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network.

BOWLING ALLEY Boondock’s Fun Center has a variety of entertainment options but Adco’s favorite is the bowling. There is literally something for everyone at Boondock’s, they strive to create an awesome family atmosphere that is clean and fun! FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Adventure Golf and Raceway is a blast for the whole family which was why it was voted best family entertainment center. Adventure Golf is the perfect place to take the kids, of any age, this summer for their one-ofkind birthday parties and great weekday specials.

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DIVE BAR The Silver Bullet Saloon stands out among the other local dive bars in the area with their friendly faces, welcoming atmosphere and the regulars bellied up to the bar ready to accept you into the fold. Stop by to play some pool or listen to some country tunes.


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KARAOKE Adco is all about the karaoke which made this voting decision a hard one. In the end two great and Double Dare on June 28. Photo provided places tied for best B spot for karaoke. Tail Feathers bar in Henderson has the recipe for karaoke, Toby Keith’s is Adco’s local spot for meeting newt good beer, good folks, and good tunes. The Glenn Bar people and going out for a night of dancing and livei and Grill serves up great burgers and a super happy music. Whether you are rocking the electric slide orp hour with their karaoke on Thursday and Friday nights. busting out the Texas two step you are guaranteed ab good time at Toby Keith’s. D LOCAL THEATER/PLAYHOUSE We have another tie! The Arvada Center and DL Par- PLACE TO TAKE YOUR KIDS s sons theater tied for best local playhouse. The Arvada Water World is the most amazing swim center ex-i Center boasts two stages and some of the best set de- traordinaire most of us have ever seen. It has not onlyw sign and production quality in town. The DL Parsons one wave pool but two, over 40 attractions and is Ad-b theater is a fantastic local theater that presents perfor- co’s favorite place to take their kids. Water World is thei mances and films for all ages. Several groups perform ultimate summer hangout! F there including the Northlgenn youth theater and Missoula Children’s theater. PUBLIC ART DISPLAY Thornton City Hall has been voted best public artc PLACE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE & PLACE TO WATCH display in Adco. Thornton is proud of the city’s growinga f LIVE MUSIC collection of public art: “Works of art or design that are w created specifically to be sited in a public space.” They y encourage you to take a closer look at the art in Thornton and invite you to let the city know the thoughts andH feelings it evokes. to Our s t SPECIAL SECTION d Publisher...................... Jerry Healey G for Your Editor ............................ Mikkel Kelly d

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Arvada Harvest Festival prepares for 87th year ANNUAL EVENT Jefferson County’s favorite annual event is the Arvada Harvest Festival. The Festival is gearing up for its 87th year in 2012 and be assured there will be a lot of fun in store for your whole family. The Arvada Harvest Festival Parade continues to delight year after year with its fun theme and terrific high school marching bands. Eat all the fair food you can get your hands on and then relax and watch the movie in the park Saturday night.

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ART GALLERY Foothills Art Center continues to impress Jeffco with its historic locations and truly inspiring art collections. Each A scarecrow with Majestic View Nature Center talks with spectators as time you go you will experithe float makes its way down Ralston Road in Arvada during the Harence new wonders and have a vest Festival Parade on Saturday. File photo new appreciation for art. Plan your next visit and find out PLACE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE why they are this year’s best art gallery. Jeffco thinks very highly of its newest hangout, the Arvada Beer Company. Voters have named it the best BOWLING ALLEY place to meet new people and best place for free WiLook no further for your next bowling experience Fi, the Arvada Beer Company seems to have it all! They than Western Bowl in Arvada. Satisfy your pizza crav- offer the convenience of ing at the Longhorn Lounge for an all around great ex- food delivered from surperience. Check out their league bowling or just stop rounding restaurants, by for a family fun night. board games to keep you entertained for hours and DIVE BAR & KARAOKE some of the best beer WINNER If you’re looking for the perfect dive bar or place to you’ve ever had. Best sing Karaoke, you’ve found that place at Ace Hi Tavern Nail in Golden. If they don’t know your name already, they PLACE TO WATCH LIVE Salon will soon. Ace Hi has the ultimate atmosphere for the MUSIC RUNNER UP best time of your life. They’ll even help you remember There is no place like it the next time you come in. Best Hair Salon the D Note to catch your favorite band or go out FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER for a night of dancing. Mini Mani/Mini Pedi Fun for the whole family? Big Time Trampoline fun The D Note offers a great center is the place to go. Big Time boasts convenience mix of entertainment for and endless activities for all. Big Time has it all, a giant the whole family. We like Not valid with any other offers foam pit, huge trampolines, rope swings, a “wipe out” to go for the night and enGood thru Sept 30, 2012 wrecking ball and much much more. Let them help joy a great pizza, listen to Accent Highlights you plan your next event! terrific music and watch the happenings of Olde HOTEL/B&B Town Arvada outside the Not valid with any other offers The Golden Hotel is the perfect place for your next front door. Good thru Sept 30, 2012 stay-cation. The relaxing, beautiful décor and top of the line staff make your stay nothing but perfect. Fine SINGLES SPOT dining is right around the corner at the Bridgewater Pifler’s Sports Tavern Grill and the whole of downtown Golden is outside the tops our list as the place door for you to explore. that has that perfect mix of fun for meeting new Full Set of LOCAL THEATER/PLAYHOUSE friends. That must be Xtreme Lash Extensions Not valid with any other offers The Arvada Center is consistently our readers’ why it was voted best Good thru Sept 30, 2012 choice for the best local theater and public art display. singles spot in 2012. Go The Arvada Center continually outdoes itself with fan- watch the game, play Find us on Facebook! tastically produced productions and increasingly ad- some pool, or just hang 303-425-5050 vanced staging. Go for a day, a class, or a play and you out with all the new 12367 W. 64th Ave will not be disappointed. friends you will meet the Arvada next time you stop by!









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So much food, so little time ASIAN RESTAURANT Heaven Dragon and Tokyo Teriyaki are both winners for delicious Asian food restaurant. Heaven Dragon is known for its bold, tantalizing flavors and its great service. Tokyo Teryaki serves up fantastic, quick options with traditional flavors that are sure to please everyone.

BAKERY A Cake Occasion and the Bagel Bakery tie it up for best bakery in Adco. A Cake Occasion loves creating unique delicacies for their customers. They know how to bring their creative genius and your vision together to create the perfect confection. Bagel Bakery specializes in special events and catering and have expanded to three locations to better serve you. Our favorite feature? Cupcake happy hour. BBQ RESTAURANT Famous Dave’s serves up legendary southern pit BBQ in Adco. They will cater your event or make your visit a one of a kind experience for your taste buds. After 25 years Famous Dave’s has slow cookin’ bbq down to a science. BREAKFAST SPOT Cracker Barrel and the Delectable Egg are both favorite breakfast spots. At the Cracker Barrel you will be delighted with good ole fashioned food and a welcoming, home away from home, atmosphere. The Delectable Egg is known for its imaginative egg creations, savory skillets, and frittatas. Stop by to try their famous Denver omelette.

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BREW PUB Old Chicago has the recipe for success, a world beer tour, succulent deep dish pizza, superb service and the game on the big screen. Add all these together and you get Adco’s favorite Brew pub and favorite Sports bar! Is your mouth watering yet? BURRITO CHILI



I don’t think you can live in Adams County and not appreciate Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. There is nothing better to wake you up on your way to work than a world famous Santiago’s breakfast burrito. The rest of their menu is worth mentioning too, enchiladas, fajitas, carne asada and more! Whatever time of day you go, don’t forget to try the best green chile around! BUTCHER & DELI/SANDWICH Once again the famous Valente’s Deli Bakery and Italian Market has been voted best butcher and best deli. Valente’s is run by a family who knows the meaning of good service and quality. They are still using the same recipes the family has perfected since the 1950’s. When something is this good, you just have to keep going back!

CAFE The Red Rooster cafe is a wonderful, neighborhood place where you can get a delicious meal served by friendly folks who are glad to see you. All told, Red Rooster is the type of place that you naturally gravitate to when you are looking for a friendly face and an abundance of good food. COFFEE Starbucks takes top prize once again as Adco’s favorite coffee stop. It’s no surprise that a coffee chain that can be found in over 50 countries is one of our top picks. They have delicious brews, new concoctions seasonally and even a rewards program. Do you have your gold card yet? DESSERT If you are looking for dessert in Adco you have plenty of terrific options to chose from. The Bagel Bakery and Cupcake Shoppe, The Cheesecake Factory, and Yogurt Yum all tied for best dessert. Yogurt Yum is a self serve frozen yogurt shop with ever changing flavors and a variety of fresh toppings. The Cheesecake Factory serves up dozens of flavors of their creamy cheesecake not to mention over 200 other menu items! The Bagel Bakery will thrill your taste buds with their homemade treats and cupcake happy hour! FAMILY RESTAURANT Red Robin is the perfect place to take the whole family. They have a menu that everyone loves, bottomless

steak fries, freckled lemonade, and did we mention the world famous burgers? Stop by on your birthday and Red will do the birthday dance!

FINE DINING The Hideaway Steakhouse is a second year winner for best fine dining restaurant. Executive chef Todd Adkins is dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative dishes in a contemporary setting. The menu changes often, taking advantage of local produce. This year The Hideaway Steakhouse takes home the prize as best new restaurant and best steakhouse as well!! Congrats Hideaway!

FRENCH FRIES Are you a french fry fanatic? Check out the delicious fries at Smashburger. They serve up traditional shoestring fries, their signature smashfries with rosemary, olive oil and garlic, sweet potato fries, sweet potato smashfries, and chili cheese fries! Whew that’s a lot of delicious fries to try. Better go now and get started!

GREEK/MIDDLE EASTERN The Kabob Station has it going on when it comes to middle eastern eateries in Adco. They get rave reviews on all their food but especially the gyros, kabobs, Baba Ganouj, mushroom skewers, and delicious hummus. Stop by for their terrific lunch menu or head over for a made to order dinner! HAMBURGER JOINT A hamburger made from a meatball? That’s the secret to the tasty success of Smashburger. Smashburger hamburgers start out as hand rolled meatballs which are smashed with a special tool to create a juicy caramelizing effect. The folks at Smashburger think you’re going to love it! HAPPY HOUR T.G.I. Friday’s is the place to go when you are in need of a good happy hour. T.G.I. Friday’s is a casual, fun joint with a full service bar manned by creative bartenders happy to whip up your favorite brew. Warning! Delicious food, tasty drinks, and a good time happen at T.G.I Friday’s! HOT WING PLACE Wing Stop are the wing experts in Adco. Order them traditional, boneless, in a meal, as a slider, or in a combo. However you order them they will be made fresh on the spot with any of their mouthwatering sauces or rubs. ICE CREAM/YOGURT Higgy’s Ice Cream Shoppe is one of the hidden jewels of Adco. Higgy’s is all about the unique handcrafted flavors like their sea salted caramel cashew or delicious rum raisin. Check them out at your local farmer’s market! Food continues on Page 5

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MARGARITA How do you like your Margarita? Frozen or on the orocks? At 3 Margaritas, this year’s best margarita winner, you can choose from a serious selection of tequilas and flavors. Try a new one each time you go!

aMEXICAN RESTAURANT When you’re craving a spicy flavorful Mexican dish, try the Tamale Kitchen. Their famous tamales are handmade using an old family recipe. They have expanded

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT We may be a landlocked state but we sure like our seafood. Red Lobster is where we like to go to get it. The seafood is always fresh at Red Lobster and you know you will have a great experience no matter what location you go to. We love their seasonal special offerings, the seafood feast, and of course, the cheddar bay biscuits. SUSHI BAR Sushi Yume Japanese cuisine is a treat for your taste buds. Perfectly prepared, super fresh seafood choices await you at Suashi Yume. The beautiful creations will leave you stunned and tempted to order everything on the menu. Best of all they feature a sushi happy hour everyday from 11am to 8pm!



LUNCH SPOT - Four other yummy winners also tied Anthony’s for ebest lunch spot. Chick-fil-A, South Philly Cheesesteak, Thai Basil, and Lodo’s Bar and Grill. Each eatery features a different bent on lunch. Chick-Fil-A is a fixture serving up their famous juicy chicken along with some new -favorites like their fudge brownie sundae! South Philly Cheesesteak are the experts in tender cuts of meat and fresh veggies creating the perfect cheesesteak that will melt in your mouth! Adco loves Thai Basil for their great variety of flavors and their tempting poultry, meat, and -seafood entrees. Lodo’s Bar and Grill promises juicy ,burgers and loaded pizzas like the I-25 pizza, pepperoni, Poladori Italian sausage, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pepperoncinis and an Italian four cheese blend.

PLACE TO BUY PRODUCE When it comes to buying produce, Adco looks to King Soopers to provide fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies. King Soopers is proud to buy from local growers, boosting the local economy and getting the freshest product available.


ITALIAN RESTAURANT Anthony’s II Pizza and Italian food is unquestionably one of Adco’s favorite places to eat. They take home three prizes this year Best Italian restaurant, lunch spot, and pizzeria! Anthony’s has been impressing Adco with their scrumptious fare for over 30 years. They take pride in their rich Sicilian heritage and unique dining experience.

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Ironworks Brewery doesn’t just have good beer Jeffco had a hard task ahead of them in this category. ASIAN RESTAURANT Our first winner is the Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant which was voted best Asian restaurant. Tea Garden has been serving the best Asian food around since 1986. Their followers are so loyal they come from miles around for their famous sesame chicken. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is friendly. BAKERY & ITALIAN RESTAURANT Vincenza’s Italian Bakery is located in the historic Wheat Ridge Dairy building where it has been charming Jeffco diners with its baked goods and fine Italian fare for years. Diners enjoy the friendly staff, great food, and welcoming atmosphere. If you can’t make it in to the restaurant, catch them at your local farmer’s market. BBQ RESTAURANT Bennett’s BBQ in Arvada serves up delicious, Texas style, BBQ. Just walking in the door will make your mouth water. Bennett’s claim to fame is their slow smoked meats and great family specials. Their easy to find location also offers banquet facilities with great southern flair!

of year. The experts at Edward’s Meats know just what you’re looking for and will guide you to the right choice. Stop on by to check out their latest specialty meats, freezer packages, or just to wish them congratulations on 50 years in business!

BREAKFAST SPOT If you are looking for a small town, feel good, great place to eat, look no further than the Golden Diner. Our readers think Golden diner is so good they want to eat there for breakfast and lunch! Follow them on Twitter for daily specials. BREW PUB Ironworks Brewery is a second year winner as Jeffco’s favorite Brew Pub. Our readers love their handcrafted beer, big screen TV’s and live music on the weekends. Stop by and play a game of pool, sing some karaoke or have a few appetizers with your friends.

CAFE The Windy Saddle Cafe in Golden has such a perfect combination of delicious food and the nicest people around it will warm your heart and your stomach. You will feel right at home and you’ll want to stay all day. Sit outside and watch all the wonderful goings on of downtown Golden any time of day.

BURRITO & GREEN CHILI I don’t think you can live in Jeffco and not frequent Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. There is nothing better to wake you up on your way to work than a world famous Santiago’s breakfast burrito. The rest of their menu is worth mentioning too, enchiladas, fajitas, carne asada and more! Whatever time of day you go, don’t forget to try their spicy green chile!

COFFEE Everyone likes their coffee so why not get it at a place that is a natural gathering spot for the whole town? La Dolce Vita in Arvada serves up great coffee with a side of small town friendliness. At any given time you will find an assortment of folks hanging out, enjoying their cup of joe, unwilling to leave La Dolce. Stop by on the weekend for live music.

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DESSERT Jeffco readers love dessert so much they couldn’t pick just one winner in this category. Cheesecake Therapy and Scrumptious, both in Olde Town Arvada, tie for the favorites. Cheesecake Therapy makes homemade cheesecake that is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. They are proud to feature many made in Colorado products and have a delightful location where you can enjoy a coffee and a treat. Scrumptious serves the best homemade ice cream ever. The first thing you notice is the colorful pig outside the door immediately followed by the vast array of candies in this ice cream parlor/old time candy store. While you enjoy your ice cream have a look around and discover candy you never knew you loved.

FAMILY RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA Woody’s Pizza is a double favorite, voted best pizzeria and family restaurant. Woody’s has a great patio, draft beer, friendly faces, and did we mention the pizza? Fantastic pizza! Stop by at lunch for their unlimited pizza and salad bar buffet.

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FINE DINING Bella Bistro was once again voted the best fine dining restaurant. The key to their success is their romantic atmosphere, fresh ingredients and a unique menu that is always changing. If you are looking for a unique -date night idea check out Bella Bistro’s cooking and .wine tasting classes.

FRENCH FRIES h Manneken Frites may be hard to say but their superb French fries are not hard to eat. Manneken Frites dare authentic, fresh cut and twice cooked Belgium -style French fries. Try any of their homemade dipping sauce along with a Vienna all-beef hot dog and a Belegian beer for a very unique and tasty experience.

GREEK/MIDDLE EASTERN This year’s best Greek or Middle Eastern restaurant ais the Saffron Grill. The folks at the Saffron Grill believe that food should be prepared with love and the tradietions of all who came before them. Food is more about gjust eating, it is living. That is why they use only the dfreshest ingredients and spices and recipes that have been passed down and perfected.

HAMBURGER JOINT u There aren’t many things better than a good ole` hamburger. Griff’s in Arvada has been serving them up so long they have it down to a science; grill toasted buns, seared and properly seasoned meat and fresh produce. Sounds simple and it is. Simple perfection.

HAPPY HOUR - Our friends at the Arvada Beer Company sure are popular. Not only does Jeffco go there to meet people dand surf the web using their free WiFi, they also love to go for Happy Hour and think Arvada Brew Company is 7 the best Sports Bar in town. This is the place to be! The good folks there are always trying new things and releasing new beers to try. Congratulations Arvada Beer Company! HOT WING PLACE There is one place in town that comes to mind when hot wings are mentioned. Buffalo Wild Wings. Their wings are a culinary experience. There are so many sauces and rubs to choose from, it is hard to pick just one or two. Buffalo Wild Wings is a natural gathering spot whether you are going for the game or the trivia or just because it’s Tuesday. ICE CREAM/YOGURT We all love ice cream and chocolate and all the good things that can be made when you combine the two. Golden Sweets is all about making homemade malts, shakes, ice cream, pies, chocolates, fudge and it goes on and on. This is an old fashioned soda fountain where you can lean on the counter and stare at all the good things until you decide which to enjoy. LUNCH SPOT Udi’s cafe in Olde Town Arvada tied with the Golden Diner as the best lunch spot. Udi’s is a cafe and pizza bar known for their unique menu items and their fresh baked goods. They have a great location in the heart of Olde Town Arvada where all the action is. Sit inside surrounded by the ambiance of rustic wood and great art or enjoy their lovely patio. Golden Diner enjoys the hubbub of downtown Golden and features homemade comfort food. We love to go by for a burger or a terrific Reuben sandwich. We all know the real reason people go to the diner for lunch, the pie! MARGARITAS & MEXICAN RESTAURANT When you are craving the perfect margarita and a

spicy Mexican dish rush on over to any of Tequila’s Jeffco locations. Our readers think Tequila’s has the best margaritas and best Mexican food! Tequila’s is family owned and their restaurants are fun and inviting. The food is out of this world and boasts unique and creative flavors. What Tequila’s is really known for is their extraordinary selection of Tequilas!

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NEW RESTAURANT BEST orth N Metroplace Indulge Wine Bar and Bistro is the best new to go in Jeffco! Treat yourself to an elegant night out at Indulge. Reserve a room for your next party or have them come to you and cater your next event. Indulge even offers a gluten free menu, come one, come all!

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PLACE TO BUY PRODUCE Sunflower Market is officially the best place in town for produce. It has the freshest fruits and the best selection of veggies anywhere. We really like the smaller stores and the friendly staff that make you feel like you are shopping at your local farmer’s market.

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SEAFOOD RESTAURANT We may be a landlocked state but we sure like our seafood. Red Lobster is where we like to go to get it. The seafood is always fresh at Red Lobster and you know you will have a great experience no matter what location you go to. We love their seasonal special offerings, the seafood feast, and of course, the cheddar bay biscuits. SPORTS BAR/LOUNGE The Keg Steakhouse won high honors as the best steak place in the area. Juicy tender cuts grilled to perfection await you at the Keg. Choose from delicious gourmet sides and one of the many fine wines the Keg offers. Top it all off with a mouthwatering dessert. The Keg is more than just a night out, it’s a dining experience! SUSHI BAR Namiko’s Sushi and Japanese Restaurant has proudly been serving the freshest, tastiest, and most affordably priced sushi in town for over 21 years. Since they are Japanese owned and operated they know exactly how to pick and prepare the finest sushi you will taste in all of Jeffco.

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Getting out and about is so easy DANCE STUDIO/COMPANY Ballet Nouveau Colorado and the Colorado Lightning All Stars are both considered top dance studios and dance companies in Adams county. Ballet Nouveau Colorado was founded on the belief that dance is for everyone. They offer classes, performances and opportunities for community support to dancers of all ages. The Colorado Lightning All Stars are a group based in Northglenn. They were established in 2003 and promote safety, hard work, and good sportsmanship. They have grown to include three cheer teams and several dance and hip hop teams.

DOG PARK The pet lovers of Adco have voted the Bill Goodspeed Park Happy Trails Dog Park as the best dog park in the county. The park is managed by the City of Northglenn and features lights, shade, water and benches. The park is scheduled for some exciting upgrades this summer or fall. GOLF COURSE The courses at Hyland Hills dominate in the category of best golf course for the third straight year. Hyland Hills boasts a newly remodeled pro shop and restaurant as well as Greg Mastriona designed courses. This is truly one of the finest municipal courses in the area.

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HIKING/BIKING TRAIL If you are ready to get outside and explore the beauty of Adams County check out the Big Dry Creek trail voted best hiking/biking trail. The Big Dry Creek Trail is the crown jewel of Westminster’s off-road trail system. The trail meanders nearly 12 miles crossing under most streets through underpasses. The trail is located on more than 800 acres of Westminster open space and 200 acres of park land along the creek, a land area greater than New York’s 843-acre Central Park! The Big Dry Creek Trail has been designated a National Recreation Trail since 2003. MARTIAL ARTS Discover the best martial arts studio at Z Ultimate Self Defense Studio. At Z Ultimate each of the instructors are martial artists that train actively.

A bronze statue titled “My Buddy,” by Victor Issa, marks the entrance of the Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park in Northglenn. The statue was funded by the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Photo by Mikkel Kelly

Their goal is to provide “Z Ultimate” martial arts experience for students and their families by providing life changing and character building experience through world-class, personalized instruction.

PARK E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park continues to be one of Adco’s favorite parks. The park has several amenities including pavilions, a playground, shade, benches, tables and bench swings. Also inside the park is Webster Lake where residents can fish and ride pedal boats. Lesli Marquez and David Mura of Fit Soldiers are this year’s best personal trainers. Marquez and Mura are dedicated to helping people stay fit, have fun, and get outside. They believe in being kind to yourself and learning to manage stress.

SWIMMING POOL/WATER PARK It’s no surprise that Water World is yet again the best pool! It’s really not fair to all the other pools considering that Water World has two waves pools, over 40 awesome rides, funnel cake, and free parking!

WORKOUT/FITNESS CENTER Perl Mack Community Center continues to be Adco’s favorite place to work out. The community center features equipment for both cardio and strength training.


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DANCE STUDIO/COMPANY Studio 21 Dance focuses on hard work, positive self image, and following your dreams. They offer classes in many types of dance for all ages. Studio 21 proudly sponsors many dance teams including the School of Mines Dance Team. You will find a fun, enriching atmosphere at Studio 21.

DOG PARK West Arvada Dog Park is our 4 legged friends’ favorite place to romp in the sun. West Arvada is a community run dog park which means that donations are responsible for any updates and maintenance. This is an off leash park with 20 acres for our furry friends to enjoy each other’s company. Residents appreciate the fact that they can have a say in how their dog park develops.

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GOLF COURSE West Woods Golf Course is officially the best place to play golf in Jeffco! Built by the city of Arvada in 1994, West Woods boasts three nine hole courses, the Sleeping Indian, the Cottonwood and the Silo. The club house offers banquet and event facilities and also a number of outing and tournament packages for any occasion. The staff at West Woods is friendly and the catering and restaurant staff can whip up a delicious meal when you head in from a great day on the course or driving range.

GYMNASTICS TIGAR Gymnastics and Cheer in Wheat Ridge offers a variety of fun and challenging classes for boys and girls. Choose from Gymsnastics, Cheerleading, Tumbling and Tramdpoline, Circus Arts, and Performance Dance! ,TIGAR is committed to safe, expert instruction and strives to offer classes in whatever age group, skill level and particular interest that you may have. This year they congratulate their own Polina Shchennikova on her 2nd place finish at the Nastia Liukin Cup in New York!

HIKING/BIKING TRAIL Ralston Creek Trail beat out their tough competition this year to be Jeffco’s favorite hiking or biking trail! Travelers on the Ralston eCreek Trail get to experience all the unique aspects of Arvada from its historic beginnings to its newest sections in West Woods. The Ralston Trail combines the beauty of this area with the functionality of Arvada’s most complete trail passing through a total of 13 different parks.

, MARTIAL ARTS America’s Best Martial Arts in Arvada is our readers’ pick for best martial arts studio. America’s Best is committed to the enhanceement of their programs, as well as the physiycal and mental fitness, safety, self-defense dneeds and techniques of their students of all ages. Offering family martial arts, kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and self-defense, there is sure to be a program that is perfect for you. PARK Our readers love Lion’s Park so much they voted it is best park in Jeffco once again! Located right in the heart of downtown Golden, it is a natural spot for everyone to gather. The park is well known for its large playground, beautiful shade trees, and annual 4th of July celebration. If something is happening in Golden, Lion’s park is sure to be at its center. PERSONAL TRAINER Keeping fit and healthy is a priority in Jeffco and we are lucky enough to have several great personal trainers to keep us on track. Brian Vandemoortele of Streets Fitness motivates and educates his clients to keep them moving and up to date on the latest in nutrition and exercise techniques. Cliff Penney at the Apex Center takes advantage of the great facility at his disposal to create customized

exercise plans that ensure effectiveness. Kent McCurdy at F.A.S.T. Sports Training brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to his clients. He is determined to help people meet their goals with safety, fun, and hard work. SWIMMING POOL/WATER PARK The beautiful Apex Center is our readers favorite place to go swimming! The pool features a lap pool, lazy river, play area and hot tub. The best part is that the pool is indoors so the weather doesn’t ever stop Jeffco from diving in! Membership at the Apex is affordable but daily passes to the facility are also offered. TRAVEL AGENCY Time for a vacation? Let the experts at Frosch vacations take care of all the details. Frosch has been in the Luxury Travel and Vacation business since 1972. Based in Houston, Texas, our local office in Arvada is the place to go to book your next trip. They make it so painless and fun to plan, you won’t worry about a thing. Call Frosch today! WORKOUT/FITNESS CENTER Alpine CrossFit in Arvada has won the best fitness center award. Alpine is an official CrossFit affiliate. CrossFit is a program that combines the most effective training methods of weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio to create one intense and highly effective workout. Anyone is encouraged to try CrossFit and Alpine accepts people in all levels of fitness or athletic ability to check them out.

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High quality and great deals Find out who has the best deals and the highest quality merchandise in this shopping guide for 2012.

BIKE SHOP Loyal customers help make The Derby Bike Shop a favorite store year after year. These are people who are truly passionate about everything related to biking. They always have the latest technology and the latest news about events in the area.

BOOK STORE Barnes and Noble Booksellers have become a leader is eBooks as well as an old fashioned book retailer. They offer millions of titles both for their best selling ereader the Nook as well as hardcopy books in stores in the area.

CLOTHING STORE/BOUTIQUE Chic Couture is a stylish clothing store with the best selection and the best prices. They love finding chic, modern, classy pieces with a vintage twist. They know the value of loyal customers and love helping you find something to make you feel beautiful and special.

FLORIST Arc Thrift Store is our number one thrift store once again! By providing one-of-a-kind clothing and household items at its 20 locations along the Front Range, Arc helps support its mission to improve the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.

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GARDEN/LANDSCAPE CENTER The best are still the best this year! Artistic Flowers and Gifts owned by Franklin Mera is our winner for best florist once again. Mera offers a wide array of fresh and silk flowers including an amazing selection of roses daily. You can always find what you are looking for in their 800-sq ft. cooler full of traditional and unique arrangements.

GIFT SHOP The Lighthouse Surf Shop at Water World is such a great addition to the water park it has won this years’ best gift shop vote. The Surf Shop is a fun open air market with all your essentials for a fun day at the pool.

HARDWARE STORE When Adco needs home and repair supplies the head over to the Mission Trace Ace Hardware. The Staff is friendly and they know what they are talking about, the location is convenient, and the selection is great! No wonder residents view Ace Hardware as their go-to shop for anything hardware related and beyond.

JEWELRY STORE Looking for something that sparkles? Look no further than the complete jewelry department at JC Penney. Shoppers love the outstanding selection and the competitive prices. They know they will always find quality pieces that are unique and beautiful.


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Universal Music is a place where you can find sheet music, instruments, trained professionals, music lessons, a summer music camp and much more. Universal Music has everything you could want to start your music career!

NEW BUSINESS Shear Bella Salon and Spa has inspired the readers of Adco to vote for them as best new business. Shear Bella is a full service salon and spa and are continually bringing that latest and greatest techniques and products to their clients. Shear Bella will make you feel beautiful!

NEW/USED AUTO DEALER Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram boasts a fine selection of new and used cars and dedicated salespeople to help you find the vehicle you are looking for. You can rest assured that the service center will keep your new car running great for years to come!

PET SUPPLY CENTER Petsmart is the place that Adco pet owners like to go for all their pet supply needs. Petsmart offers supplies, services, grooming, adoptions and staff with expertise to assist you. They have very convenient locations and you can bring your pet along!


Toys-R-Us is the ultimate kids store. They carry the most popular toys for all ages at reasonable prices. Every kids love to explore the aisles and see what new wonders await them. Toys-R-Us is where you go to find anything fun related!

Sportline Sporting Goods in Arvada is known far and wide for its great selection and super customer service. Locally owned and operated, Sportline prides itself on hiring young workers and training them to be good employees for the future. You can find all your team gear, equipment, letter jackets and custom embroidery and screen printing at Sportline. And, if they don’t have it in the store, they will special order it for you!




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The world’s largest liquor store? Right here in Thornton? That’s Daveco Liquor. You can spend hours in Daveco exploring all of the fine wine, spirits, beer and fabulous selection of cigars. The experts at Daveco can answer all your questions and send you home happy.

Sheplers is Adco’s western wear super store. Boots, jeans, and hats in all the most popular brands can be found along with kids clothing and home decor and gifts. Sheplers has all the news on events around town and super deals all year long.

Winter first place for Cosmetic Dentist and sec-

ond place for Best Dentist. Nothing speaks louder than the praise and referrals from our patients. Winter Dental is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Dr. Justin Smutz. He has been recognized nationally for his scholorship, character and passion for dentistry. Dr. Smutz’s devotion to developing longterm relationships combined with his dedication to providing high quality dental care has made him an excellant addition to our team. We offer a full spectrum of services for the whole family with the most sophisticated dental technology available in our state-of-the-art facility. Our highly experienced staff will treat you with care and make your visit comfortable. Come visit us at or call us at (303) 424-4567 and see why Winter Dental is the Reader’s Choice for Cosmetic Dentist and Best Dentist.


Amazing customer service key at local shops Find out who has the best deals and the highest quality merchandise in this shopping guide for 2012.

BIKE SHOP Wheat Ridge Cyclery is heaven for bike enthusiasts of all levels. Their shop features a demo program, service center, and a video library along with bike sales. They offer events on maintenance and provide information on upcoming rides in the area. Wheat Ridge Cyclery is most known for their amazing staff that will help you find and fit the exact bike you are looking for.

BOOK STORE Black and Read is a one stop shop for books, music, movies and gaming products. They are an

independent shop where you will find a huge variety of material. Black and Read will buy your books, music and games and offer competitive pricing. Check out their discount store open only on Saturdays in Wheat Ridge.

CLOTHING STORE/BOUTIQUE Baby Doe’s in Golden Is Jeffco’s first choice in boutique shopping. Their store features unique clothing, artisan jewelry and fine crafts. They pride themselves on featuring items that reflect the Colorado lifestyle with pieces from over 40 regional artisans. Shopping at Baby Doe’s is more than fun, it’s an adventure!

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CONSIGNMENT/THRIFT STORE Christine’s UpScale Plus is no stranger to the Best of Jeffco. They are second year winners of best consignment shop. Fans of Christine’s appreciate the variety and style of the clothing and the fabulous prices. Owner Christine Metzger’s motto is, “Cherry Creek brands at Kohls prices since 1993.” Jeffco can get behind shopping at a place like that!

FLORIST Fiori di Flavio is a fabulous florist located in Olde Town Arvada. Locally owned and operated, Fiori provides gorgeous bouquets for all occasions and delivers to the surrounding area. Their experienced staff can help you create your dream flowers at a price you will love. You’ll know the first time you walk in the store that you have found a special place and wonderful people!

GARDEN/LANDSCAPE CENTER The people at Echter’s Nursery and Garden center have a created a space that is truly unique. Any type of plant for any occasion can be found within their walls. Whether you are going for an event in their beautiful space or to take your family holiday photos, Echter’s draws in the local community. Fair warning, you will never leave empty handed!

GIFT SHOP The Silver Horse in Golden has been voted best gift shop this year! They feature many unique items with new things to check out all the time. Their cozy shop and friendly staff makes this one of Jeffco’s favorite places to find the perfect gift for anyone.

HARDWARE STORE Each Ace Hardware location in Jeffco received equal nominations for best hardware store. The Staff is friendly and they know what they are talking about, the locations are convenient, and the selection is great! No wonder residents view Ace Hardware as their go-to shop for anything hardware related and beyond.

They named the store after their son who passed away due to a genetic disease and who loved to play at the Arvada toy store. Their store is inviting, fun and always bustling with new friends.

LIQUOR STORE For the third year now Applejack Wine and Spirits reigns as the best liquor store in Jeffco. They simply cannot be beat. It’s not really surprising considering they have a large and varied selection, great prices, terrific staff who know everything there is to know about their business and they have been around for 40 years! Applejack is clearly the best!

MUSIC STORE Golden Music Center is a 3000 square foot shop featuring instruments from around the world. Their extremely well educated staff can lead you through the process of choosing the right instrument. Golden Music Center has a music school on site and also offer a trade-up program on instruments. Their pride in their work is evident in everything they offer and in their high level of customer service.

NEW BUSINESS This year’s best new business is one you may have heard of before. The Arvada Beer Company is the runaway favorite place to go. Jeffco likes their beer, they like the people who hang out there, they like the people who own and run the beer company and they even like going there just to hang out and surf the web. Is there anything that isn’t more fun at the Arvada Beer Company? No!

NEW/USED AUTO DEALER The vote for best New/Used Auto dealer also resulted in a tie this year. H.M. Brown and Associ-

ates, Automotive Avenues, and Stevinson Toyota are all winners! H.M. Brown is an auto broker dedicated to locating the vehicle that you are looking for. They can help you buy or lease your next vehicle. Automotive Avenues provides friendly, knowledgeable service by non-commissioned sales people. They have such good prices they hand you a price sheet when you walk on the lot! Stevinson Toyota is known for its quality service and fantastic deals. With two locations, they make it easy to find your next new or used car.

PET SUPPLY CENTER Petsmart is the place that Jeffco pet owners like to go for all their pet supply needs. Petsmart offers supplies, services, grooming, adoptions and staff with expertise to assist you. They have very convenient locations and you can bring your pet along!

SPORTING GOODS STORE Sportline Sporting Goods in Arvada is known far and wide for its great selection and super service. Locally owned and operated, Sportline prides itself on hiring young workers and training them to be good employees for the future. You can find all your team gear, equipment, letter jackets and custom embroidery and screen printing at Sportline. And, if they don’t have it in the store, they will special order it for you!

WESTERN STORE Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply has everything from name-brand boots and clothing to tools and pet supplies. That is why they are voted the best western store in Jeffco. Murdoch’s has fun events all year, the best prices on exactly what you’re looking for and it’s just plain fun to shop there!



HOT TUB/SPA RETAILER Spa Brokers of Arvada make the purchase of a hot tub, sauna, fireplace or swim spa easy. They are a family owned company that Jeffco residents trust to help them make the right decision. Purchasing one of these luxury items should be a pleasant experience and that is exactly the goal of the folks at Spa Brokers.

JEWELRY STORE When you’re looking for a special piece of jewelry you want to go to the right place. Jeffco voters say that place is Anthony M’s Visions in Gold. Anthony M’s has created a space where creativity rules and customers receive one on one service. Tony and his small staff love to create unique and special pieces for their customers. As a result, those loyal customers return again and again.


Jake’s Toy Box in Arvada received the honor of being the best toy store! Owners Dan and Jill created a toy store designed for children of all abilities and especially those with special needs to come 1and play and learn.

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ACUPUNCTURE Olde Town Arvada Acupuncture strives to make acupuncture a viable option for anyone who seeks treatment. They want to help everyone achieve better health. They offer community clinics as well as private treatment rooms, Chinese herbs, pediatric treatments, reflexology, counseling and massage.

ATTORNEY Attorney Kathryn Hall has been voted this year’s best attorney. Hall has been practicing law since 2006 and has won the trust of her clientele. Adco appreciates her professionalism, knowledge and personal service.

AUTO BODY Northglenn Auto Body and ABRA Auto Body are both customer service oriented auto body shops. Northglenn Auto body promises quick repair at the highest quality. Their goal is to make the entire process as seamless and easy as it can be. ABRA auto body offers 24 hour customer service, 24 hour towing and a lifetime guarantee on all

body and structural repairs. They are the experts in quality repair and also have a color match guarantee.

AUTO REPAIR/SERVICE There are so many excellent auto repair shops in Adco there was no way voters could just pick one, therefore we have a five way tie this year. Firestone Complete Auto Care, Service Street, Tires Plus Total Car Care, Pro Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Fuzzy’s Auto are the places to go! Firestone Complete Auto Center offers expert maintenance and repair at fair prices. Service Street takes pride in their work and the service they provide. They are committed to getting down to business and fixing your car. Tires Plus Total Car Care is a convenient, full service repair shop and go to tire store. They will gladly guide you in selecting the perfect tire for your car. The service center at Pro Chrysler Jeep stand out for their dependable, honest service and expert mechanics. Fuzzy’s motors is committed to excellent service and uncompromising quality. You can trust that their mechanics are some of the best in the biz and that you will get exactly what you came for.

BANK/CREDIT UNION Horizons North Credit Union continues

to impress and remains Adco’s choice for best financial institution. They are a full service credit union with fantastic rates and great customer service. HNCU serves the employees, students and parents of the Adams 12 Five Star School District as well the north metro area.

CAR WASH/DETAILING The Wave Car Care Center and Car Wash Express are happy to help you keep your car looking like new. The Wave in Westminster uses a water reclamation system that saves millions of gallons. Their touchless system is also one of the best. Car Wash Express likes free! They have free self serve vacuums, free mat cleaners and free air with the purchase of a car wash. In a hurry? Each location has an express lane just for customers who have pre-paid tokens.

care and relieving their aches and pains. Their friendly staff keeps patients returning time after time. Countryside Health and Wellness is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. Countryside prides itself on using modern equipment and technology and providing only the finest care.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY Thorncreek Cosmetic Dentistry is the place that Adco recommends for any cosmetic dentistry procedure. Thorncreek provides general dentistry as well as cosmetic and restorative procedures such as whitening, bleaching, bonding, veneers, filings, crowns, sealants and dental implants. They are committed to making your smile brighter and your experience comfortable.



Mission Trace Chiropractic, Thornton Family Chiropractic and Countryside Health and Wellness each have exceeded the expectations of their clients in Adams County. Mission Trace believes in tailoring their care to each client and ensuring that their patients are satisfied. For over 26 years Thornton Family Chiropractic has been treating their patients with excellent

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa proves once again that there is no better place to go for all your hair and beauty needs. They are a Redken Elite salon and are dedicated to making your experience exceptional. They are a full service salon and spa offering cuts, color, highlights, manicures, pedi-

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cures, massage, facials and full wedding packages to name a few. Yach Club is proud to be Adco’s favorite day spa in 2012!

DENTIST The office of Dr. Alan Wong DDS is a full service family dental office committed to excellence. Dr. Wong has a friendly and caring staff and over 20 years of experience. They can’t wait to help you achieve your best dental health.

DRY CLEANER Dry Cleaning Station is not your typical dry cleaners. You will always receive the best prices and the best service at Dry Cleaning Station. Adco loves how convenient and friendly the staff is, let them know you’re on your way and they’ll bring your items to your car!

serve you and a pretty impressive array of eyewear to chose from.

FINANCIAL PLANNER Martha Turner of Edward Jones is the name that people associate with responsible and successful financial planning. Edward Jones combines the power of a leading financial services firm and superb personal service.

FUNERAL HOME The funeral home of Horan and McConaty is there when you need them at the most difficult times in life. They have been in the business since 1890 when the first Horan family funeral home was opened in Denver. They are still family owned today and carry on the tradition of excellence.


Henry Vera, owner of Northwest Electric, is an electrician you can trust. When Adco needs someone to get the job done right they turn to this family owned electric contractor to make it happen.

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When it comes to your eye care provider you want someone who is very knowledgeable and also has the latest technology and equipment. That is Colorado Eye Center. Colorado Eye is a full service center providing basic care as well as the latest refractive surgery. They have four locations to best

Floyd’s 99 is a barbershop for men and women with shops in Northglenn and Westminster. They hire only the best hairstylists and barbers who will give you an unbeatable experience.


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Northglenn Heating and Cooling has been the best in the biz for 50 years now. They are employee owned and very proud of the unmatched service and quality workmanship that they offer. Whatever your needs, know you can rely on their 24/7 service and 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Hills Foundation, is focused on helping the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation district provide the very best recreational facilities to everyone. The foundation sponsors many free events and makes it possible for many more people to enjoy what the rec district has to offer.



Will Villanueva is the proud owner of WV Remodeling Company and this year’s best home repair and remodeling company. Villanueva is a remodeling specialist and gets his outstanding work ethic and honesty from his hardworking father. You can count on Villanueva to produce fantastic results and work harder than any other company.

Merry Maids of Westminster is the maids service that has the local touch. The Westminster office is a locally owned franchise operated by people who know that your time is valuable and your trust is priceless. Merry Maids offers consistent, thorough and customized service.

HOSPITAL North Suburban Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top performers on key quality measures. What does that mean? They are absolutely committed to safety and quality of care. A brand new ER is the latest of many new innovations in their continued quest to be the best.

INSURANCE COMPANY Auto, Home, Life, Business, yes, we’re talking insurance. Farmers Insurance is Adco choice for protecting what’s most important. Farmers is a company that can be relied upon with competitive rates and competent agents.

LOCAL NON PROFIT Adco’s favorite nonprofit, the Hyland

MASSAGE THERAPIST Goodnight Irene Massage Therapy has been helping patients since 2005. They wish to increase wellness awareness through bodywork and increase the quality of life in America.

MORTGAGE COMPANY First Option Lending is the mortgage company that Adco trusts! They are an expert team of loan originators, underwriters and support team that will walk you through every step of the mortgage process. They pride themselves on tailored service that meets your needs exactly.

NAIL SALON OPL Nail and Spa in Northglenn are a dedicated team of creative professionals to give you beautiful nails. Sit back and relax

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with your friends for a day of fantastic manicures and pedicures!

NURSERY/DAY CARE When in comes to childcare in Adco, there are several excellent choices. Children’s Outreach Project is a non-profit high quality early childhood education program serving ages 2.5 to 6. Hope Montessori is also a non-profit school dedicated to the Montessori program. They have Montessori certified Teachers and serve infants, preschool and kindergarten students. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development’s goal is to provide a safe nurturing environment that will optimize your child’s development.

ORTHODONTIST Young Dentistry for Children and Colorado Orthodontics have tied for best orthodontist. Young Dentistry for Children is celebrating 24 years in practice and focuses on providing the most comfortable, comprehensive dentistry to your child. Colorado Orthodontics proudly offers a state-of-the-art facility and many choices when it comes to your treatment.

PEDIATRICIAN Choosing the right pediatrician is one of a parent’s most important decisions. At Mountainland Pediatrics you will receive the highest quality, child-focused care from experts that you can trust. Their goal is to

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The Comfy K9 Resort for Dogs and Cats is the best pet boarding facility! The Comfy K9 focuses on a luxurious experience for your pet and loves them like they were their own. They provide a clean and safe environment to make sure your pet’s needs are met.

Amber Panck of RE/MAX ALLIANCE tops the list of real estate agents in Adams County. Panck has been helping folks find their dream homes using her expert, local knowledge for years. Whatever you are looking for, she can guide you along the way.



Community Pet Hospital’s own Julie Rosa is the dog whisperer of pet groomers! She is an expert groomer and can bring out the comfort and beauty in your pet. Your pet will look and feel better than ever before!

Re/Max, and Metro Brokers have tied for best Real Estate Company. Re/Max is the kind of company that people have been relying on for years and continue to call upon. Their agents are professionals who are experts in their fields. Metro Brokers have been leading experts in real estate for over 30 years. They are proud to be an active part of the communities they serve and have some of the best agents in town.

PHOTOGRAPHER Allie Baumeister owner of All Yours Videography Planning and Photography is dedicating to providing you with the best possible services at the lowest prices in Colorado! She is absolutely certain that she will exceed your expectations and that she can beat any other company in price and quality.

PLUMBING Five Star Drains & Plumbing have been delivering quality plumbing, drain cleaning, sprinkler, excavation, heating and air conditioning services for over 10 years. They are the best plumber in 2012! They are very proud of the fact that they charge 20% less than their leading competitors in all

ical treatment you need. No appointment is necessary. They offer X rays, lab work and expert Physicians on site at all times.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY The Villas at Sunny Acres Retirement Community is the number one retirement community in Adams County. At Sunny Acres you will find many living options including independent senior living, assisted living, nursing home care and Alzheimer’s care. Their professional and caring staff will give you peace of mind and exactly the care you need.

URGENT CARE The staff at Exempla Northwest Medical Center in Westminster is there for any med-

VETERINARIAN Community Pet Hospital offers the expert care for your pet that you’ve been looking for. Their gentle caring staff will put you and your pet at ease and make treatment easy and affordable. They are a 24-hour full service veterinary hospital dedicated to meeting your pet’s needs.

WEIGHT LOSS CENTER The leading fitness center in Adco is Fit Soldiers Boot Camp. Fit Soldiers works on a passion for fitness and a desire to promote a life time of health and wellness. They want you to have a fun, effective, and efficient workout and offer the chance to learn about proper nutrition.

WINDOW AND SIDING COMPANY Champion Windows of Denver are your leading experts for all your window and siding needs with a wealth of knowledge. Their customer service is unbeatable and their products are backed by powerful warranties and proven quality.

WOMEN’S HEALTH New West Physicians of Broomfield and Dr Melissa Coomes have been voted best women’s health center. New West Physicians are a team of highly dedicated staff who are absolutely devoted to providing the best care possible.


Insider advice on best local services It’s nice to have a little insider advice when it comes to the best local businesses. This next category is full of great recommendations for a plethora of services.

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ATTORNEY Robert Frie, our illustrious former Arvada Mayor, has been voted best Lawyer in Jefferson County! Frie is an attorney with Frie, Arndt, and Danborn P.C. in Arvada. Frie specializes in many areas of practice a few of which are Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Probates, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Law. Robert Frie is someone who cares about the community that he serves and the community values him as a trustworthy resource.

AUTO BODY Fix Auto Mahnke Auto Body has been serving the local community since 1975. This family owned shop has built the trust and loyalty of its customers by providing excellent, honest service. They have been proud to join the Fix Auto network and open three new locations in the metro JeffCo Services continues on Page 15

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area. They have earned an outstanding reputation with customers, dealerships, and insurance companies for their top quality work.


AUTO REPAIR/SERVICE Seyfer Automotive was voted best auto repair service this year! The repair technicians at Seyfer continually update their certifications and training to remain the best in the business. They can repair a wide variety of vehicles and specialize in collector cars, project cars, automobile restoration, and performance cars. Whatever your vehicle needs, Seyfer Automotive provides the excellent care you want.

BANK/CREDIT UNION Coors Credit Union is the readers’ choice for best bank or credit union in Jeffco! Coors Credit Union is dedicated to providing its members with the best experience they can have. Members will not only feel like family, they will gain an advocate for their finances that they can trust! Coors has set out to prove how much they care about their members with a goal to save them $1,000,000.00!

CAR WASH/DETAILING Green Mountain Car Wash takes homes the prize as the best car wash in Jeffco! Green Mountain Car Wash uses ComTec technologies to provide excellent results and the best and most efficient machinery. Green Mountain Car Wash features four self service bays and two automatic machines for your convenience.

CATERING SERVICE Bread Winners catering is located in Arvada and has been serving up delicious food and great customer service since 1992. Bread Winners offers their facility or they will create the perfect event at the location of your choice. They strive to make the catering process easy, affordable and memorable.

Dr. Stuart Winter and his team at Winter Dental have been voted the best cosmetic dentists in Jeffco, and runner-up for best dentist. They realize that having a bright beautiful smile enhances your quality of life and confidence. Thanks to modern advances in dentistry the experts at Winter Dental are able to provide their clients with quick, painless and affordable procedures including fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers and whitening.

MEDICAL AESTHETICS Dr. Melinda O’Rourke of Essence Laser and Wellness has won the award for best medical Aesthetics spa. Essence Laser and Wellness offers botox, microdermabrasion, permanent cosmetics, massage therapy, peels, and acupuncture among many other treatment options. You will feel relaxed at their beautiful facility, and their expert staff will put your mind at ease.

DAY SPA At Oasis Day Spa you will find a sanctuary away from the cares of the world. The beautiful modern facility and friendly staff make you feel as though you never want to leave. Enjoy a relaxing massage and soak in the hot tub or stop by for a luxurious pedicure. Don’t forget their gift cards the next time you want to spoil that special someone.

DENTIST Dr. Nancy E. Gill DDS practices superb family dentistry in Golden. Dr. Gill strives to provide her patients with the latest and greatest in dental care in a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. One patient raves, “Our entire family sees Dr. Gill every 6 months; she along with her entire staff making going to the dentist fun!” Jen K.

DRY CLEANER Pietros Quality Cleaners in Arvada is very proud to

have served their local community for almost 30 years. They realize that their customers trust them with their best garments and they value that trust. Pietro’s offers same day dry cleaning service, shirt laundry, wedding dress cleaning, preservation and restoration and fur cleaning and storage.

ELECTRICIAN Piper Electric has a reputation for integrity, professionalism, and great customer service which is why it is no surprise they have been voted best electrician. Piper was the first electrical contractor to be part of Team Dave Logan and have been awarded several awards including the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust.

EYE CARE PROVIDER Dr. Melinda O’Rourke is a clear favorite in the Jeffco community. Her work at the Northwest Eye Center has been recognized as best Eye Care Provider. Northwest Eye is based on state of the art vision care with a focus on the patient. Along with routine eye care, Northwest Eye also offers lasik eye surgery, permanent eye cosmetics and surgical procedures for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes.

FINANCIAL PLANNER There was stiff competition between in the financial planner category this year resulting in a four way tie. Bob Dyer of RC Dyer Wealth management has been a fixture in the community for many years. Dyer is a trusted source and a wealth of information. He takes an active part in both the business community and many local events. Personal Benefit Services Wealth Management prides itself on assisting its clients achieve long term success in planning for retirement, college funding, estate planning and risk management. PBSWM is a big supporter of the community and sponsors many events and organizations. Mike Stahl of New York Life is no stranger to this award, he was a winner

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CHIROPRACTOR ADIO Chiropractic celebrates its first win as best chiropractor in Jefferson County! ADIO or Healing from Above Down Inside Out focuses on healing and reaching your optimum health rather than just treating the symptoms. Some of the many things that ADIO specializes in are sports injuries, auto injuries, family wellness, headaches, and nutrition. Call today to start experiencing a new sense of well-being.

COMPUTER STORE/REPAIR Tune My PC is your one stop shop for all computer related repairs, questions, upgrades recovery or backup. The experts at Tune My PC can help you create a safe and protected PC so you won’t have to worry about those devastating viruses or frustrating delays. Call the experts today to

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in 2011. He continues to impress his clients with his knowledge and expertise and his personal care. Flagship Financial Partners offers a vast amount of expertise and continuing education to their clients. With over 40 years in the business, they are well equipped to guide you down your financial path.

FUNERAL HOME There are times in life when you want a comforting, dignified and caring professional to help you through a difficult time. Olinger Woods have been those professionals since 1913. Olinger strives to make this experience as painless as possible and have the experience to help you every step of the way.

GRAPHIC DESIGN/WEB AGENCY Pastel Black Design is your go to design studio for any visual branding or website design. Their goal is to make you look good and give you the tools to promote yourself in the most effective way possible. They are professionals who understand the business culture and are excited to help you succeed.


a Redken Elite salon and are dedicated to making your experience exceptional. They are a full service salon and spa offering cuts, color, highlights, manicures, pedicures, massage, facials and full wedding packages.

HEATING AND AIR SERVICE Lakeside Heating and Air and MacVik Plumbing and Heating are 2012’s best heating and air professionals. Lakeside is family owned and operated and focuses on reliable, trustworthy service in a prompt manner. Call Lakeside for all your commercial, residential and HVAC needs. MacVik Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency services for all your heating, cooling or plumbing needs. Their staff is efficient, reliable and trustworthy and the company has been family owned and operated for 48 years.

HOME REPAIR/REMODELING General Gerber Construction is Jeffco’s choice for home repair and remodeling. They are your go-to general contractors for that home repair that you’ve been wanting or needing to do. General Gerber is a trusted private company that has been serving the community since 1956.


Lutheran Medical Center has the knowledge, technology and convenient location that Jeffco residents appreciate. The center has been part of the Exempla network since 2007 and was founded in 1905. Their mission is to provide comprehensive full spectrum care from birth to voting us end-of-life.

The Yacht Club Salon and Spa proves once again that there is no better place to go for all your hair and beauty needs. They are

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INSURANCE COMPANY Brad Colling, president of Colling Insurance Services, is proud to have his company named best insurance company this year. Colling Insurance

strives to provide customized insurance products and services to meet the complex needs of their customers. As an insurance broker, they have the capability to offer their clients a variety of products that allow them to provide a superior product for less.

INTERIOR DESIGN Pepper Design Associates Inc are the interior design experts that you’ve been looking for. They offer professional, knowledgeable advice and a wealth of experience to make your dream project a reality.

LOCAL NON PROFIT Jefferson County is home to many fantastic non-profit organizations. As such, picking one favorite was a harder task than most residents anticipated. This resulted in a tie between the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center and the Ralston House. The Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) is a community program designed to be a beneficial alternative and resource to people with disabilities. The Ralston House helps children and teens recover from sexual, physical or emotional abuse. It is the only child advocacy center in Jeffco and serves as an important lifeline to victims.

MAID SERVICE Colorado Housekeeping Services has earned its customers’ loyalty and referrals by providing excellent maid service, house cleaning, and window and carpet cleaning since 1977. They are fully bonded and insured and offer a 100% quality guarantee.

MASSAGE THERAPIST The minute you walk in the door at Body and Sole Healing Connection, you will feel the positive energy and healing powers. They offer effective, affordable alternatives for the treatment of many health issues and are this year’s best massage therapy company. At Body and Sole, their concern is for you and your health, and their services



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MORTGAGE COMPANY Wells Fargo Bank is the company that Jeffco trusts with one of the most important things you will own in life: your house. Wells Fargo is a trusted home mortgage company that has been in business for over 100 years. Their experts can help walk you through this important process and give you peace of mind in the outcome.

NAIL SALON Elevate Hair Studio in Arvada is the best nail salon in Jeffco! This full service salon offers much more than simply the best nail services. Their professionals are dedicated to elevating your style and making you feel more confident and satisfied when you leave. Call today for a complimentary consultation.

NURSERY/DAY CARE Dottie’s Daycare Preschool and Christian Center is a trusted childcare provider which you will be happy to have your children attend. Dottie’s Daycare knows that they cannot be a substitute for their charges parents but they strive to provide a loving, safe environment where children can grow and learn.


Messingham Orthodontics realizes the importance of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Besides giving you a beautiful smile, having straight-aligned teeth can lead to overall improved health and wellbeing. Advancements in technology have lead to many more options in orthodontic care that in years past. Contact Messingham to learn more about your orthodontic options.


When it comes to pediatricians, Jeffco is lucky to have several excellent options. This year’s Employee Owned & Operated winners are Indian Crest Pewith Integrity & Quality diatrics, Southeast Denver Pediatrics, and Academy Since 1960 Park Pediatrics. Indian Crest Pediatrics is dedicated to getting to know you and your child and helping to Complete StoCk of Retail paRtS guide you through the ups and downs of your child’s We Sell the Best health. They provide tips and Service and links to keep you upthe Rest dated on the latest medical breakthroughs. Southeast Denver pediatrics offers CeRtifieD after hours care and an Nate / epa easy to navigate website technicians that parents can utilize to look up symptoms and keep current on child safety. Academy Park Pediatrics

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JeffCo Services: A New Way offers pet classes strives to be the pediatric office that you and your child trust and rely upon. For the last 75 years they have been providing quality, caring and attentive support for their patients.

PET BOARDING A New Way to Life is a licensed, bonded and insured pet sitting company and this year’s winner for best pet sitter/ boarder. The caring people at A New Way are certified in Petsaver Pet First Aid, offer classes and are Flint River Ranch pet food distributors. They provide a complimentary snout to tail assessment of your pet at your first meeting with them.

PET GROOMING Tamie Sowal has won best pet groomer for the second year! Clearly her professional, knowledgeable approach to pet grooming is appreciated by her clients. Sowal has been grooming for over 15 years and is beloved by her furry friends. Some people just have a way with animals and Sowal is one of the best!

PHOTOGRAPHER Two local photographers tied as best photographer for 2012. Blu Iron is a local company that specializes in creative, customized photo shoots. They offer family sittings, head shots, and senior pictures, as well as event photography. Check out their Facebook and web optimized digital photographs! LeBaron photography is a big supporter of the local community. Scott LeBaron has been shooting fantastic photographs for 28 years and is committed to capturing your special memories. Scott will help you find the perfect setting for your senior pictures or make your next family gathering or event one you will remember forever!

PHYSICAL THERAPIST Pam Bohling of Mountain States Hand and Physical Therapy is 2012’s best physical therapist! Pam is a Colorado trained therapist and has taught professional continuing education classes nationally since 2004. She specializes in manual therapy techniques and has been quite successful in treating orthopedic and Multiple Sclerosis patients.

PLUMBER JK Plumbing beats all the competition when it comes to the best plumber in Jeffco. When you have that emergency plumbing situation you want someone who is reliable that will be there for you, JK Plumbing are the folks who will show up and get the job done in a timely and professional manner. They are family owned and have almost 20 years of experience. They will quickly become the plumbers that you rely upon for all your needs, big or small.

SCHOOL Excel Academy in Arvada is a Jeffco K-8 Charter school and has been voted best school in 2012! Parents and students at Excel Academy value the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff. Excel is an Official Core Knowledge School and aims to create a safe, productive and inspiring atmosphere for their students.

TEACHER The high honor of best teacher in Jeffco this year goes to JoAnn Euler, math teacher extraordinaire at Golden High School. Euler has been teaching at Golden High School for 8 years and brings a great deal of excitement and fun to the learning experience. She has a very diverse background as a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and a former environmental engineer. Her enthusiasm and real world experience make all the difference to her students, and she is clearly appreciated in the community.

TOWING Connolly’s Towing has been serving the metro area since 1973 when George Connolly started the company with one truck. They have grown and become part of the community since then. When you are in the position to need a tow, you want a company that you can trust and that knows what they are doing.

URGENT CARE One of those places that you hope you never end up at but are glad they are around when you need them is an Urgent Care facility. We have many fine facilities in Jeffco which made it hard to chose one winner. Concentra, NextCare and Rocky Mountain Urgent Care all tie in this category. Concentra is new to the area but their values are time tested. They strive to provide their patients with quality care while treating them skillfully and with respect. NextCare understands that when you don’t feel good, you don’t want to wait. Their friendly staff takes care of you the minute you

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walk in the door. Check out their “wait at home” option. Rocky Mountain Urgent Care prides themselves on being Colorado’s fastest and most reliable urgent care.

VETERINARUAN CLINIC Care Animal Hospital in Arvada is the winner of best veterinarian clinic for the second year. The staff at Care get to know you and your pet and create a relaxing atmosphere for treatment. Since 1988, Care Animal Hospital has been striving to be the best in the biz and their hard work pays off. You will receive caring, compassionate service every time!

WEIGHT LOSS CENTER Curves of Golden is the best weight loss center in Jeffco! Curves is a franchise geared toward the busy woman. Their workout is a specifically designed 30 minute workout that is a complete exercise program. Their trained professionals provide great support in a fun, comfortable environment. Check out their new Curves Complete weight loss plan that includes diet and exercise personalization.

WINDOW AND SIDING COMPANY Dan the Window Man is your source for quality, energy saving windows, doors, siding and more! Dan and his staff are experts in their field and can help you save the most money now and in the future by guiding you toward energy saving options. Dan’s blog provides helpful information to the community on a number of interesting topics in the field. Call today to find out how Dan can help you.

WOMEN’S HEALTH Westside Women’s Care in Arvada is your complete source for women’s health. They offer complete services for women of all ages. Their goal is to provide excellent care with state-of-the-art technology at cost effective prices. One patient states, “I recommend [their] office to everyone, I have had nothing but good service from the nurses, MD’s, reception, billing, and scheduling…”

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY Re/Max has been voted best real estate company in 2012! Re/Max is the kind of company that people have been relying on for years and continue to call upon. Their agents are professionals who are experts in their fields. You can trust that this is a company that has your best interest at heart and has some of the best agents in town!


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ATTORNEY Winner Kathryn Hall

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Winner Mission Trace Chiropractic

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DENTIST Winner Dr. Gerry

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Winner Davco Liquors


Winner Rosa And Sons

303-951-3820 Thornton



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Winner Sportline

Winner Universal Music



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303-452-1557 Thornton

Runner Up Sheplers

Jefferson County Best of Directory ANNUAL EVENT

Winner Arvada Harvest Festival 303-456-2121 Arvada


Winner Foothills Art Center 303-279-3922 Golden

BOWLING ALLEY Winner Western Bowl

303-422-2301 www.westernbowlarvada. com Arvada



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Winner Ace Hi


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Winner The Golden Hotel 303-279-0100 Golden


Winner Ace Hi Tavern 303-279-9043 Golden


720-898-7200 Arvada


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303-424-2739 apex-center Arvada


303-463-6683 Arvada

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720-898-7200 Arvada


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Best of the Best 2012 21

August 30, 2012 Winner Pilfer’s Sports Tavern

Winner IronWorks

303 232-0609 Lakewood

303-985-5818 Lakewood

SPOT FOR FREE WIFI Winner Arvada Beer Company

BURRITO Winner Santiago’s

303-467-BEER Arvada

303-420-1111 Arvada/Golden



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303-279-1905 Golden

Winner Vincenza’s

BBQ RESTAURANT Winner Bennett’s

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BREAKFAST SPOT Winner Golden Diner 303-279-5959 Golden


Winner Windy Saddle


Winner Starbuck’s

303-940-2530 Arvada

Winner Scrumptious

303-431-2639 Arvada


Woody’s Pizza 303-277-0443 Golden

FINE DINING Winner Bella Bistro

303-358-7253 Arvada

FRENCH FRIES Winner Manneken Frites

303-847-4357 Arvada

303-940-9159 Arvada/Golden/Lakewood



303-202-1600 Lakewood

Winner D Deli

303-279-8020 Golden


Winner Cheesecake Therapy

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Winner Saffron Grill

GREEN CHILI Winner Santiago’s

303-420-1111 Arvada/Golden


303-422-2098 Arvada


Winner Arvada Beer Company


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Winner Tequila’s

303-423-1307 Arvada/Golden

Winner Arvada Beer Company 303-467-2337 Arvada

303-467-2337 Arvada



303-423-1307 Arvada/Golden

303-238-7500 Lakewood



Winner Buffalo Wild Wings

303-424-2999 Arvada


Winner Tequila’s

Winner The Keg


Winner Indulge Wine Bar and Bistro- Golden

303-271-1191 Golden


Winner Golden Sweets


303 - 277 - 9991 Golden

Winner Vincenza’s

303-420-8400 Wheat Ridge


LUNCH SPOT Winner Golden Diner

303-279-5959 Golden

Winner Udi’s


303-420-3600 Arvada

WINE BAR Winner Silver Vines

Winner Woody’s

303-277-0443 Golden

Winner Namiko’s

303-456-5212 Arvada


Winner Sunflower

303-463-4828 Arvada


720-435-6689 Lakewood


Winner Arvada West Dog Park

Winner Red Lobster

720-898-7000 Arvada


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Best Swimming Pool/Water Park (Water World) Best Place to Take Your Kids (Water World) Best Gift Shop (Water World Lighthouse) Best Local Non-Profit (Hyland Hills Foundation) Best School (Hyland Hills Preschool) Best Workout/Fitness Center (Perl Mack Community Center) Best Golf Course (Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills)


22 Best of the Best 2012 Golf Course Winner Westwoods

720-898-7370 Arvada

Gymnastics Winner TIGAR

720-898-4427 Arvada

Hiking/ Biking Trail Winner Ralston Creek

720-898-7000 Arvada

Martial Arts

Winner America’s Best Martial Arts 303-431-6507 Arvada


Winner Lion’s Park 303-384-8000 asp?navid=175 Golden

Personal Trainer Winner Street Fitness/Brian

303-456-6116 Arvada

Winner Apex/Cliff Penny

303-463-4241 Arvada

August 30, 2012 Acupuncture Winner Inspired Wellness

303.377.1365 http://www.inspired-wellness. com/ Arvada


Winner Robert Frie (Frie, Arndt & Danborn)

303-279-4223 Arvada

Auto Repair/ Service Winner Seyfer Automotive

303-422-5261 Wheat Ridge

Bank/ Credit Union Winner Coors Credit Union 303-279-6414 Golden

Car Wash/ Detailing

Winner Green Mtn Car Wash 303-882-9242 Lakewood

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Winner Frosch Vacations

303-423-1101 Arvada

Workout/ Fitness Ctr Winner Alpine CrossFit

303-263-2997 Wheat Ridge

Accountant Winner Leslie Schaus

720-946-6888 Lakewood

Winner Bread Winners Catering

Chiropractor Winner ADIO Chiropractic 303-425-7205 Golden

Computer Store/ Repair Winner Tune My PC

303-420-8978 Wheat Ridge

Cosmetic Dentist Winner Stuart Winter

303-424-4567 www.winterfamilydental. com/ Arvada

Medical Aesthetics

Winner Essence Laser & Wellness 720-583-1826

Winner MacVik

Nursery/ Day Care

Winner Dottie’s Day Care

303-424-1042 Arvada

303-279-7971 Golden


Home Repair/ Remodeling


Winner Dr. Nancy E. Gill

Winner Pietros Quality Cleaners

Winner Fix Auto Operated by Mahnke Auto Body

303-421-3572 Arvada

303-426-9058 Arvada

Auto Body

303-523-5645 CombineTraining/Facility/141 Arvada

Travel Agency

Winner Oasis Day Spa

303-277-9600 Golden

Catering Service

Winner Apex 303-424-2739 http://apexprd. org/?s=Swim Arvada

Day Spa

303-420-1234 Arvada

Winner F.A.S.T Sports Training/Kent Mc Curdy

Swimming Pool/ Water Park

Wheat Ridge

Dry Cleaner

303-421-8895 Arvada

Electrician Winner Piper Electric

303-422-9219 Arvada

Eye Care Provider Winner Melinda O’Rourke. MD

303-467-0500 Wheat Ridge

Financial Planner Winner Bob Dyer

303-456-0282 Arvada

Winner Personal Benefit Services Wealth Management 303-424-2100 Arvada


Winner General Gerber Construction, Inc. 303-423-0195 Arvada

Hospital Winner Lutheran

303-425-4500 Wheat Ridge

Insurance Company

Winner Brad Colling/CIS 303-987-3335 Lakewood

Interior Design Winner Pepper Design & Assoc

303-424-8404 Arvada

Local Non-Profit

Winner DDRC (Developmental Disabilities Resource Center) 303-233-3363 Lakewood

Mike Stahl (New York Life) 303-531-8855 Lakewood

Winner Ralston House

720-981-3524 Littleton

Maid Service

Winner Flagship Financial Partners

Funeral Home Winner Olinger Woods

303-279-4575 www.olingerwoodschapel. com Golden

Graphic Design/ Web Agncy Winner Pastel Black

303-905-5182 Wheat Ridge

Haircut/Salon Winner The Yacht Club

303-427-2567‎ www.yachtclubsalonandspa. com/ Arvada

Heating & Air Service Winner Lakeside

720-898-6741 Arvada

Winner Colorado Housekeeping 303-423-6406 Wheat Ridge

Massage Therapist

Winner Body and Sole Healing Connection 303-986-0733 Lakewood

Mortgage Company Winner Wells Fargo

303-273-6354 Golden

Nail Salon Winner Elevate

303-425-5050 Arvada

Winner Messingham Orthodontics 303-456-5339 Arvada


Winner Indian Crest Pediatrics 303-422-7677 Westminster

Winner Southeast Denver Pediatrics 303-757-6418 Denver

Winner Academy Park Pediatrics

303-988-5252 Lakewood

Pet Boarding Winner A New Way To Life

303-274-4930 Wheat Ridge

Retirement Community Winner Arvada Estates 303-412-5480 Arvada


Winner Excel Academy 303-467-2295 Arvada


Winner Joann Euler GHS 303-982-4200 education/school/school. php?sectionid=293


Winner Connolly’sTowing 303-424-8282

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Winner Rocky Mountain


Pet Grooming

3 w 303-986-9610 T Arvada

303-219-7788 Wheat Ridge

Veterinarian Clinic


Winner Tamie Sowal-Wadsworth Animal Hospital

Photographer Winner Blu Iron Photography 303-588-6761 Wheat Ridge

Winner Lebaron Photography 303-422-0572 Arvada

Physical Therapist

Winner Mountain States/Pam Bohling 303-422-1755/303-953-3163 www.mountainstatestherapy. com Arvada/Wheat Ridge


Winner JK Plumbing, LLC 303-467-9999 Arvada


Winner Betsy Sharpe/Sharper Colorado Homes

Real Estate Company Winner Re/Max

Winner Care Animal Hospital 303-421-8200 Arvada

Weight Loss Ctr Winner Curves of Golden

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Dan The Window Man 303-232-3229 Wheat Ridge

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303-424-6466 www.westsidewomenscare. com/ Arvada

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Bike Shop

Winner Wheat Ridge Cyclery




303-424-3221 Wheat Ridge

Book Store Winner Black and Read



Best of the Best 2012 23

August 30, 2012 303-467-3236 Arvada

CLOTHING STORE/ BOUTIQUE Winner Baby Doe’s Clothing

303-279-8100 Golden


Winner Christine’s Upscale Plus 303-420-5423 Wheat Ridge


303-424-3033 Arvada

Winner ACE Includes Westwoods, Sheridan, Ralston, and Green Mtn)




A Cake Occasion

303-451-7717 Thornton

Winner Anthony M’s Visions in Gold

Winner Silver Horse

303-424-1881 Wheat Ridge

303-279-6313 Golden

Winner Jake’s ToyBox

720-974-3222 Arvada


Winner Arvada Beer Company

800-503-8378 Lakewood

303-467-2337 Arvada




303-233-3331 Wheat Ridge

303-740-8065 Centennial


Winner Golden Music Center 303-279-1111 Golden


The Wishbone Family Restaurant

303-465-6204 Westminster 303-

ITALIAN RESTAURANT Bova’s Italian Restaurant

303-427-6262 Westminster



720-977-8000 Northglenn



303-953-7881 Westminster

303-254-9247 Northglenn

Camp Bow Wow


Mickey’s Top Sirloin



303-421-6751 Arvada

WESTERN STORE Winner Murdoch’s

Winner Stevinson Toyota



Winner Sportline

303-750-5000 Lakewood

303-430-0422 Denver

Marco’s Pizza


Winner AutoMotive Avenues


Las Delicias

Winner PetsMart

Winner HM Brown and Assoc


303-428-4043 Westminster

439-8024 Westminster




Winner Applejack’s

303-420-1040 Arvada

303-424-7979 Arvada

Elliott Gardens

Wally’s Quality Meats

Winner Spa Broker

Winner Echter’s




Winner Fiori de Falvio

303-450-1200 Thornton


Coloradoland Tire & Service

303-426-7947 Denver


303-637-9774 Brighton


Arvada United Methodist Church 303-421-5135 Arvada


Dinosaur Ridge/Morrison Natural History Museum 303-697-3466 303-697-1873 Morrison


303-593-1715 Golden


303-420-7656 Arvada


Panino’s Sandwich & Bakery

720-379-7751 http://www.paninosgolden. com Golden

FINE DINING Briarwood Inn 303-279-3121 Golden


303-279-5959 Golden


303-940-9877 Arvada






Artisan Jewelry & Fine Craft Clothing, Artisan Jewelry & Fine Craft


State of the Arts 303-979-6419 Lakewood


Arvada Square Auto 303-423-5119 Arvada

VETERINARY CLINIC Littleton Paws Animal Hospital

303-973-1200 littletonpawsanimalhospital. Lakewood


303-777-6500 Wheat Ridge

ADULT & CHILDREN’S SERVICES > Routine eye care – including full service optical, and contact lenses > Laser Vision Correction > Cataract Surgery > Medical Eye Care; Including Glaucoma, Mascular Degeneration, and Diabetes > Dry eye specialist > Cosmetic Eye Procedures – Including eyelid tucks > Also offering skin rejuvenation services

Introducing Mullanium Jewelry

Melinda C. O’Rourke, MD – Medical Director Eye Physician & Surgeon Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

Over 20 years experience. Recipient of the 2009 Golden Ethics in Business Award.


4855 Ward Rd. Suite 500 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

1116 Washington Avenue Downtown Golden


24 Best of the Best 2012

August 30, 2012


Thank You


MetroNorth Newspaper readers for voting






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Best of the Best stores and businesses in the Jefferson County and Adams County area.

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Best of the Best stores and businesses in the Jefferson County and Adams County area.