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Jeffco Schools to require masks for students under age 12 this fall District releases new guidelines for beginning of school year STAFF REPORT

about this community.” Because Saturday’s weather was less than stellar for an outdoor dog wash, volunteers brought it inside one of Ambary’s buildings with plenty of warm water. Ambary owner Steve Cohen said he was more than happy to help out. “This is a great community event with a good cause,” Cohen said. “It worked out great, and we hope to do

On July 30, the Jeffco School district released updated COVID protocols for the start of the 2021 school year requiring students ages 3 to 11 to wear masks in all schools while indoors. The new guidelines take effect Aug. 17, the first day of the fall semester. The District’s policy aligns with updated advice from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), recommending all people return to wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status due to substantial transmission rates of COVID-19 and the highly infectious nature of the Delta variant. Once a student becomes fully vaccinated (currently eligible at age 12 or older) masks are recommended, but not required. Despite nearly 74% of people 12 and older in Jefferson County having received at least one COVID vaccine, the District’s message to families is that safety and keeping students in school are their primary concerns.



Lauri Sibert holds Peyton the pug’s face while she gets a bath while her doggy brother, Paisley, gets bathed by other volunteers. PHOTO BY DEB HURLEY BROBST

Bathing beauties Sudsy Dog Wash gets pups clean while helping EAPL BY GRACIELA FISCHER SPECIAL TO COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA

From Bob the great Dane to Peyton the pug, canines large and small were pampered at the Super Sudsy Dog Wash on July 31. In its ninth year, the dog wash

provides an exciting time for dogs and their owners while providing a fundraiser for the Evergreen Animal Protective League. The event is sponsored by TallGrass Spa and Salon, and this year, it was held at Ambary Gardens in Kittredge, a move from its longtime location in downtown Evergreen. “We want to do a fundraiser for EAPL while also having fun,” Gail Sharp, the owner of TallGrass, said. “It’s about the dogs, but it’s also

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Michael Hargesheimer, a lover of life and the great outdoors, died unexpectedly of natural causes June 30 at his Evergreen home. In his 67 years, Mike had a number of careers and hobbies and made and maintained friendships from all of them.

Much loved Richard (Dick) Ingram, 92. He finished his life surrounded with family and friends at Elk Run Assisted living in Evergreen.

Most recently, Mike was a caretaker at the Highland Haven in Evergreen. His many hobbies included bowling, golf, cycling, and fly fishing and fly tying. For Mike, fishing, especially in his favorite spot, Eleven Mile Canyon, was a spiritual experience.

After a number of years working at Henderson Mine, he returned to school, earning a certificate in massage from the Colorado School of Healing Arts, where he taught for several years. He established a massage practice in Evergreen and had stints as massage support for the Olympic Training Center, the Chevrolet L.A. Sheriff Cycling

Mike is survived by Millie his beloved cat, an uncle, several cousins, and a large number of friends. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held August 28 noon to 4 at the Evergreen Elks, 27972 Iris Drive.

Dick left behind his brother Dave Ingram (Jo) and children Carla Ludwig (Mark), Louise Wentworth (Steve), Phil Ingram, Nancy Ingram, Cody Ingram (Bruce). He also had 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dick was a Navy veteran Master Chief and served his country for 42 years. He made his living as a relator/property manager in Evergreen. He was a member of the Jefferson County Board of Adjustments for 40 years and numerous committees and boards in Jefferson County.

Dick was the life of the party and always ready with a joke or a laugh. He also loved to spending time with the family. He loved to teach and share skiing. golfing, fishing and camping. Dick was a parishioner of the Church of Transfiguration since 1968, which is where his Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday August 6, 2021, at 4:00 pm, reception to follow. 27640 Hwy 74, Evergreen The family is asking in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice, (3081 Bergen Peak Dr. Evergreen CO 80439).


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Veteran Colo. journalist Linda Shapley named publisher She’ll lead Colo. Community Media newspapers and websites, including this one The new owners of Colorado Community Media have named Linda Shapley the news company’s publisher. Shapley, a lifelong Coloradan, has been a senior news executive at The Denver Post and Colorado Politics magazine in a career in print and digital news and communication spanning more than 30 years. She will lead CCM’s two-dozen Colorado newspapers and websites, including this one, as well as other publications as the company’s first publisher since the May announcement of its sale by Jerry and Ann Healey to The Colorado News Conservancy, a partnership of The Colorado Sun and the National Trust for Local News dedicated to fostering community journalism. CCM newspapers servce Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson and Weld counties. “I am excited and honored to be assuming this role, especially during such a critical time in our industry,” Shapley said. “Anyone who knows me knows I am an ardent supporter of local news, and my main goal is to tirelessly work at building a team that

strengthens the bond a community has with its newspaper.” Shapley has been managing editor of Colorado Politics, affiliated with the Colorado Springs Gazette and Linda Shapley Denver Gazette, since October 2019. Before that she was customer experience director at communications company Deke Digital and managing editor of The Denver Post, overseeing news operations and coverage. Larry Ryckman, co-founder and editor of The Colorado Sun, said he was excited to be able to work with his former Post colleague again. Ryckman noted that Shapley “worked in many different roles and departments during her time at The Post and oversaw print production for news events large and small. She also led The Post’s community engagement initiative along with other operational duties.” Prior to The Post, Shapley worked at The Kansas City Star, the Greeley Tribune and the Fort Worth StarTelegram. She is a Colorado State University graduate and a former vice president of the Denver Press Club.



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Off-leash dog park in the offing? Open Space renews discussions with EPRD about park’s potential BY DEB HURLEY BROBST DBROBST@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

An off-leash dog park may be coming to Evergreen — but there are many hoops to jump through before it can happen. Jefferson County Open Space has initiated discussions with the Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Friends of Evergreen Dog Park to figure out how a dog park could

operate and to find a suitable location. JCOS officials hope EPRD will partner with them to make it happen, according to JCOS spokesman Matt Robbins. “We want to know if they are still interested, to see if there is a location and if they are willing to partner to help us facilitate a dog park in the Evergreen area,” Robbins said, noting that JCOS officials asked EPRD to determine whether it would consider managing a JCOS dog park. EPRD board President Monty Estis said in an email that the board is tentatively scheduled to meet on Aug. 9 because Jefferson County Open Space asked EPRD what its requirements might be if it were to enter

into an agreement with JCOS to manage a dog park. Robbins said JCOS officials were eager to see EPRD’s criteria for getting involved. Robbins said JCOS officials want to keep the conversation going — especially after closing the 107-acre offleash dog park on the south side of Stagecoach Boulevard in April 2017, citing overcrowding, parking issues, animal waste and erosion as reasons for its closure. The closure caused an uproar in Evergreen. In 2019, Friends of Evergreen Dog Park worked with several government agencies and Ron Lewis to turn part of Lewis’ Marshdale property into a dog park. Teh Friends pro-

posed fencing in a 0.6-mile walking trail plus 1.2-acre of off-leash dog play area with a shelter. A parking lot for 44 vehicles was also planned. According to its website, Friends of Evergreen Dog Park has been looking for 30 acres of private land in the Evergreen area, and in 2020, the group evaluated multiple sites. The former off-leash dog park property has been significantly restored, and JCOS expects it to reopen late next year, Robbins said. Additional trails are being construction that go to Jenkins Peak, which has been closed to hikers for many years. Dogs will be allowed while on leashes, he added.

Finding the balance EFR grapples with more programs with less money BY DEB HURLEY BROBST DBROBST@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

How can Evergreen Fire/Rescue do more with less? This is the conundrum that fire officials are beginning to wrestle with as more people move to Evergreen and expect more services, while property taxes — which is the department’s major funding source — fluctuate. Fire Chief Mike Weege told the

fire board during its retreat on Aug. 26 that the department has been widening its lane of services. He and other staff members detailed the programs that EFR provides in addition to emergency medical services and what would be considered traditional firefighting. They include: • Hiring a community risk reduction coordinator — called a musthave position for the department — to help all departments. The person will organize Health & Safety Day, CPR trainings, community outreach and school visits. This person also will do some home inspections. • The health care, wellness and

prevention program operated by community paramedics goes to people’s homes to provide a variety of services. The ECARES program is gaining in popularity, and the department needs more community paramedics to continue implementing the program. • The CWPIP — Community Wildfire Protection Implementation Plan — program to help areas prepare for wildfire through mitigation and home hardening. EFR personnel facilitate subdivisions creating the plan. • Wildfire mitigation has been added to the arsenal of programs that EFR offers. The department has

two crews that operate a chipping program and mitigate trees and brush. L Weege explained that property tax B revenue is always in flux since it’s based on residential and commercial buildings’ valuation, and fire departments in general need to find other revenue sources. The fire board needs to be cognizant of finite resources and expanding programs, he said. Board members need to be aware that if the department starts programs and funds are short, they may need to make some difficult decisions. “We can’t do it all,” he said.

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Lindsay and Jennifer Jeans with the National Charity League pose for a photo with PHOTOS BY DEB HURLEY BROBST Bailey, the 7-year-old Bernese mountain dog.


it again.” Once at the gardens, owners led their dogs to a pool to get cleaned. Most of the canines looked a little apprehensive as the volunteers from both TallGrass and the National Charity League rinsed, shampooed, rinsed and then

towel-dried the animals. To top it off, each received a light blue TallGrass bandana. Debi Chernak of Evergreen brought her three huskies — 6-month-olds Lucy and Aspen, who were receiving their first bath, and 5-year-old Aspen. Chernak is a 20-year volunteer and foster for both EAPL and the Inter-Mountain Humane Society based in Bailey. Chernak stayed close, espe-

Jennifer Jeans, a volunteer from the National Charity League, helps wash Snoopy, the 6-month-old Husky, at the dog wash.

Carrol See of Evergreen dresses up Liza the goldendoodle after Liza was bathed.

cially in the kiddie pools where the pups were to provide some encouragement. Evergreen native Carrol See brought 4-year-old Liza, a goldendoodle, and after the bathing was complete, See took Liza to the doggie photo booth to try on some accessories for photos. Among the smallest pooches to get the volunteers’ spa treatment were Paisley and Peyton, both 9, who were adopted by owner Lauri

Sibert when they were 7. The volunteers were having wet, dog-washing fun, doing their best to put the pooches at ease before their pampering. “We are all animal lovers at TallGrass. We want to help out the community and EAPL,” spa Director Melissa Rackliff said. “TallGrass wants to thank the gardens and EAPL for being such a helpful support for our community.”



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Jeffco Schools is hiring but diversity lags Despite teachers’ call for more representation, change remains elusive BY BOB WOOLEY BWOOLEY@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Despite months of calls by educators and promises of diversifying hiring, the Jeffco Public Schools district is not able to show an improvement in the number of African American educators at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Toward the end of the 2020-21 school year, rallies were held, drawing more attention to the issue. And on several occasions during Board of Education (BOE) meetings, callers made impassioned cases for the District to take action to recruit more BIPOC (Black, Indigeous, People of Color) but particularly, Black educators. Those rallies and calls to the board were happening right around the time new Jeffco Schools Superintendent, Tracy Dorland, was hired. In fact, during her first week on the job, Dorland said there were important discussions that needed to be had around equity in the District. At that time, there were six African American teachers in the district — a district comprised of 166 public schools and more than 80,000 students, according to members of JCEA’s (Jefferson County Education Association) EMOAT (Ethnic and

During the Jefferson Jr./Sr. High School graduation ceremony in May, faculty members Patti Carter and Joe Washington shared their remembrances of school social worker Robert Hawkins, who died suddenly in February. Hawkins was one of the handful of PHOTO BY GLENN WALLACE Black educators in all of Jeffco Public Schools.

Minority Outreach Action Team) Team. Cameron Bell, Jeffco’s Executive Director, Media Relations, said there are actually 11 African American educators ( a term that encompasses teachers, counselors and learning specialists) in the District. The Colorado Department of Education website says around 1% of Jeffco’s students are Black. Pamelagrace Okeke, an EMOAT member and Social Emotional Learning Specialist in the district


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has spoken at length about inequity in Jeffco Schools. Okeke has been pushing not only for more diversity among staff, but for more equity in the way current BIPOC staff and students are treated. In her opinion, regardless of semantics — teacher, educator, learning specialist — the number of Black educators is too low. Last March, while presenting to the BOE, Okeke said she started off hopeful when she entered Jeffco, but during her eight years at the District, she’s seen little to no improvement in racial/ethnic equity among educators. Jeffco did not provide teacher diversity numbers for the upcoming school year and did not indicate a change in the number of African American educators for 2021-22. Asked for official comments or an interview with the District, Bell said Human Resources and Recruiting officials were too busy to speak with the newspaper but did agree to get answers to specific written questions on their behalf. Regarding current measures being taken to diversify ranks, the District’s answer centered on the an attempt to build an infrastructure around recruiting of minority candidates. “The District continues to make connections to educator preparation programs in colleges and universities that support the development of educators of color, specifically through college/university enrollment,” it read. “We engage and support through career development seminars, resume writing and interview skill seminars, and other engagement opportunities.” The written answers Bell provided said the Jeffco Schools district is committed to equity work as a professional obligation to partner with university programs in the preparation of aspiring teachers. “This intentional work continues to expand and evolve as relationships and partnerships are developed with traditional teacher preparation programs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Native American Serving Nontribal

Institutions, and through promising efforts to grow our own educators from our current and future support staff and school-based teacher cadet programs,” the District’s written answer said. Addressing the “grow your own” idea back in March, Okeke said the current system doesn’t bode well for that path to pay dividends. “Can we be honest that even within our student population, as we look at the disproportionate data of discipline with our Black and Brown students — Black and Brown boys. If we’re trying to grow our own in a system that continues to marginalize them, we’re not going to have the folks that we need to turn them into teachers,” Okeke said. “If we want to affect change within our district, it starts with our students. It really starts with our staff because they’re the ones that are treating our students in such a way that either elevates them or marginalizes them.” When asked specifically what the school district has done this summer to grow the number of Black or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) educators for the upcoming school year, the district communications department describes efforts to create opportunities for diverse candidate pools, but gave a more detailed account of efforts taken over the past year-anda-half. “We have recruited for this school year in 33 states, establishing inroads to 45 universities and colleges, a third of which are Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” they wrote. As for union attempts to push for more recruitment and retention of educators of color, the District’s response was that although there have been engagement sessions to discuss the issues, no specific district-wide plans have been made in this arena. Finally, regarding the District’s perspective on the importance of diversity and increased equity in representation, the answer provided was that the District was focused on providing a well-rounded educational experience for students. “(The District) values having educators and other staff available to support students of color, having educators and support staff of color in our schools regardless of their school demographics, and having our educators bring a level of cultural awareness and sensitivity to the student experience and into our work environments,” they wrote. And yet, even after months of emphasis on recruiting and retention of Black teachers and educators, the district seems poised to not have more African American teachers in the coming year. According to Okeke, at least one Black educator in the district is considering leaving and another, Jefferson High School Social Worker Robert Hawkins, died suddenly in February. Hawkins was also a JCEA board member and chair of the EMOAT Team. Okeke said increasing diversity and equity in Jeffco Public Schools was a mission Hawkins believed in deeply.

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Water complicated for proposed development EMD said legal, capacity issues still up in the air for El Rancho BY DEB HURLEY BROBST DBROBST@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Enough water is available for a proposed development in El Rancho, but it’s much more complicated than that. A letter from the Evergreen Metro District to developer Jack Buchanan with Northstar Ventures says it appears that the distribution system is capable of delivering water to the site. However, available water flow for firefighting purposes needs further study. The ball is in the developer’s court to flesh out its site development plan to determine more precisely how much water it would need. That way, EMD can more closely determine whether it can serve the development. “A development analysis specific to the site of your proposed development is necessary in order for both Evergreen Metro and West Jefferson County Metro Districts to determine the ability and desire to serve,” the letter states. “There are substantial hurdles to overcome prior to determining service.” At the July 28 EMD board meeting, Buchanan was undaunted by the hurdles, saying that preleasing sites on the nine-acre property was nearly complete, so he can provide details on expected water and sewer usage. He and his engineers were willing to work with the districts to overcome the hurdles. Buchanan is proposing commercial development including a 100-room hotel on the RTD Park-n-Ride, Foothills Fire & Rescue, Alpine Rescue and former Observatory Café properties in El Rancho. He also wants to reconfigure Rainbow Hill Road, so it intersects with Highway 40 closer to the entrance to El Rancho Brewery. The Evergreen Metro District is the administrator for the work done by the West Jefferson County Metro District, which provides water and sewer service to properties generally north of Lewis Ridge Road to El Rancho. General Manager Dave Lighthart explained that there are two tracks that need to be worked on simultaneously: the engineering to ensure that the proposed development, and current and future property owners will have access to water and sewer, and the legal issues. inclusion, exclusion The two-acre property where the Foothills Fire station is — and is the proposed site for the hotel — is not in the West Jefferson County Metro District. Rather, it is in the Lookout Mountain Water District. If the developer moves forward, decisions would need to be made about which district would serve the property. A legal move similar to an annexation might be needed to move the property out of the Lookout Mountain district and into the West Jefferson County Metro District. “Inclusion is not a given and is strictly at the determination of the board of directors,” the letter said.

“The potential for exclusion requirements from other districts will also need to be investigated.” EMD board President Mark Davidson noted: “We have to look at what’s our capacity, how much is already used by taps out there and what else is within the district. We owe some level of service to those in the district before looking at (properties) out of district.” Gray water The developer’s plan to use gray water needs to be studied to determine whether it is possible. Buchanan said the developers are looking hard at using gray water to lessen the impact on the water system and the environment. However, EMD has requirements on how


The District’s communication to families said JCPH has indicated that they will strictly enforce quarantine guidelines for COVID exposure, requiring quarantines for classroom exposure to anyone unvaccinated and not wearing a mask. This policy would have major implications for students under 12 and under, who are not eligible for vaccination. Students aged 12 and above (generally, grades 7 through 12), are strongly encouraged to wear masks if unvaccinated, and masks are recommended for vaccinated students

much water must be returned to the system. “We want to have it so the entire project is not a typical user of water,” Buchanan said. “We want to have a big reduction in water usage. We view this as a chance to be a poster child for the state to conserve water use.” Davidson said EMD is fundamentally in favor of recycling, but there is a return-flow requirement in Colorado water rights law. “Everything that flows out we have to get a return flow through the wastewater system,” Davidson said. “It’s a hurdle we would have to figure out.” Other issues • The developer would need to nein alignment with the guidance from JCPH. “We strongly encourage anyone who is eligible to get the vaccine as soon as possible and if not vaccinated to consistently wear a mask while in school,” the District’s email to families said. If the COVID case count in Jeffco reduces to 35/100,000 per current Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) guidelines and/or the vaccine becomes available for children under age 12, current District protocols are subject to change. As of July 30, the Jeffco case count was 77/100,000, an increase of 300% in positive Covid-19 test results from July 19. Jeffco Public Schools staff (all

gotiate an agreement with El Rancho Brewing to lay water and sewer pipes to the proposed development, since those pipes are not already in the roadways. • The development analysis will allow EMD to determine whether it is compatible with district systems or whether additional equipment will be needed. “Preliminarily it’s quite possible that we can’t be everything to everybody out there without some changes to our system,” Davidson said. “That may require some additional storage capacity or pipeline capacity to make this work. There’s a good chance that that may fall to a degree to augment our system, especially with an inclusion. That’s where we are and where we aren’t.” schools and departments) will be required to notify the district of their vaccination status by Aug. 16. If a staff member is unvaccinated, they will be required to wear a mask indoors at all district facilities. Vaccinated staff are also recommended to wear a mask in alignment with the guidance from JCPH. Visitors will be required to wear masks in all facilities as well. Other prevention measures like hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing will remain in effect as well. Students interested in 100% online learning for 2021-22 may consider attending the Jeffco Remote Learning Program, which is open for enrollment until Aug. 12.

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VOICES Olympics different than the other games


was thrilled when the 1976 winter Olympics were awarded to Denver. The best part was that most of the Nordic skiing events were to take place in my hometown of Steamboat Springs. What a great way to celebrate my senior year of high school. When Colorado voters said, “No thank you,” and the games were moved to Austria, it broke my heart. Instead of losing my Olympic experience, I went to Montreal for the summer games later that year. It was a remarkable life experience that I replicated by going to the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles. At both venues, I saw some of the most famous athletes in the world at high profile competitions and went to little-known events and learned the intricacies of sports

about which I knew nothing. I also had lifechanging experiences interacting with people from all over the world who, like me, had travelled to see the Olympics and be part of all that went with it. All these years later, Columnist I still often remember things from my visits to Montreal and Los Angeles. This year’s summer games in Tokyo are different than any previous games. The pandemic delayed things for a year and put restrictions on how athletes interact with each other. There are few, if any, fans at events. The stories and accomplish-


ments are just as compelling as at other Olympics, but COVID-19 has stolen so much of what makes the games special for athletes and their fans. One thing that makes these games special for Evergreen is that our own Kendall Chase is a member of the Women’s Four Rowing team. We’ve known Kendall since she was a little girl, and she was on soccer and swimming teams with our kids. Laurie and I were honored to be invited to the Chase family watch party. It was wonderful to witness the pride of Kendall’s parents, Greg and Shauna, both at the party and on the Channel 9 coverage of it a couple days later. Enjoy what is left of the Tokyo games. Let’s hope next year’s winter games in Beijing and the 2024 sum-

mer games in Paris will be able to return to a more normal experience for both participants and fans. Did you know? One Colorado connection to Tokyo Olympics that I haven’t seen reported is that former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell was the captain of the U.S. Olympic Judo team at the 1964 games in Tokyo. Campbell was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1982 and later served in Congress, both in the House and Senate. As a Korean War veteran, an Olympian and an elected official, he served our country in many ways. Greg Romberg is president of Romberg and Associates. He lives in Evergreen with his wife, Laurie.

The simple things can trip you up My brother, the great wit, posted a meme the other day that read “If we started burying the dead with their shoelaces tied together, we wouldn’t have to worry about a zombie apocalypse any more.” Sure, that’s offered with tongue buried firmly in cheek, but … he’s not wrong. Have you ever seen a zombie bend down from the waist? Even in a Michael Jackson video? And zombies have famously bad fine motor skills. This is one of those ideas that highlights the “linchpin” concept. The idea is that one small but crucial element of any system can bring the entire system to a halt if it breaks down. The idea is nothing new — there are entire martial arts built around the concept. Hapkido and Aikido are sister arts which emphasize using joints (especially the wrist) to gain control of an opponent and inflict pain; Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a slightly more violent version of those which emphasizes joint holds,

breaks and chokes to overwhelm an opponent. A few weeks back I mentioned Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “The Bomber Mafia.” In the first half of the book, he details how members of “the mafia” developed a plan for Michael Alcorn shutting down the entire Nazi war machine by taking out one factory. The BMW engine factory? No. A gun or artillery factory? Nope. A ball bearing factory. Think about it for a moment. Can a single machine of any significance (airplane, tank, etc...) be made or be functional without ball bearings? But who would think of attacking something that, to a lay person, would have such minor psychological significance? Well, for one thing, the geniuses of the Bomber Mafia.


In reverse, that same strategy worked for the North Vietnamese and their allies to get the U.S. to leave Vietnam in the early 70s. They knew that America’s vulnerabilities were not military or strategic (intel, perhaps); rather, they understood that the way to victory was to sap the domestic American will to fight. The Tet Offensive was the linchpin event. The “conventional wisdom” remembers Tet as an American defeat, but in military and strategic terms, it was far from it. The North Vietnamese gained zero strategic objectives, captured zero significant cities or military objectives, and lost 7 soldiers for every U.S. and South Vietnamese soldier killed (that ratio is 10:1 if you only count American soldiers). But it was reported back in America as a show of strength from the North, and the domestic will to fight began to ebb. I think about things like this because, well, I have too much time on my hands, apparently. But also

because we have set ourselves up, it seems, as a target-rich environment for linchpin attacks. From the mundane: I went to Wendy’s the other day to get dinner for myself and dessert for the kids. Couldn’t do it. You know why? Because their “system” was down and nobody knows how to run a manual cash register any more. To the significant: Those of you who aren’t in the schools have no idea about this, but, literally, everything we do in the schools these days is done on Google, from attendance to textbooks to testing and grade books. If somebody were to shut down Google, the schools would be paralyzed. Think about your own business: how much of your work flow and creative product goes to a cloud, or to a shared drive somewhere? If somebody hacked in and shut down your cloud, how would that work for your business? How many man-hours would be lost trying to SEE ALCORN, P9

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Sheriff’s Calls Picture this ASPEN PARK – The woman was beside herself. At about 9:30 that very morning, she breathlessly told deputies, she’d been innocently sitting at a red light behind a gold Toyota when the gal driving the Toyota turned around in her seat and took pictures of her through the back window. Wanting to get the whole shocking picture, officers asked if the photo-snapping Toyota driver had driven recklessly, made menacing statements or gestures, or in any way impeded the smooth and safe flow of traffic. No, said the woman, she just took pictures through the back window. Deputies thanked her for her clear and informative report. Feelings hurt EVERGREEN – Tommy Torquewrench didn’t think Sally Socketset should “be parking her RV there.” On the morning of June 30, for the umpteenth time and in ungentle terms, Tommy told Sally to re-lo the Winnebago. According to Tommy’s testimony, Sally “slapped” his face. The pain he felt “wasn’t physical,” Tommy said, but rather the painful

anguish of injustice stoically endured. The sensation of “my blood going up,” explained Tommy, was “worse than pain”, and he wanted Sally brought up on charges. In her own defense, Sally told deputies that Tommy had approached her aggressively and profanely, and when he “put his face up very close to mine,” she’d “made a slapping motion toward him” just to “get him away from me,” but had never made physical contact with his menacing mug. What’s more, Sally said, she had the property owner’s permission to be parking her RV there. Lacking a third-party witness, deputies declined to cite Sally for assault. They further advised that where on private property Sally parks her RV is a purely civil question, and that the simplest solution to their ongoing conflict would be to stay away from each other. On the Oregon Trail EVERGREEN – Whilst “looking for a cat” on the afternoon of June 30, the sharp-eyed neighbor instead found a man “sleeping on the floor” of an unoccupied residence. He im-

mediately notified the vacant villa’s owner, who immediately notified JCSO deputies, who immediately caught up with the torpid trespasser and asked after his domestic disposition. Turns out he didn’t have one. Trespasser said he’d just been released from a Texas prison and was making his way to Oregon. As he was covering much of that hot, dry distance afoot, he said he’d stopped mostly for the purpose of filling the one-gallon water jug he carried with him. While officers appreciated Trespasser’s need for water, they told him he couldn’t enter boardedup bungalows to get it. Owner decided not to press the issue, and Trespasser was released to resume his quest for the coast. The whereabouts of the cat are not known. Noblesse transgress EVERGREEN – There are trespassers, and there are trespassers. The one deputies contacted on June 27 had arrived with a small but loyal entourage in the back of a gleaming white limousine. When asked for identification, she produced a “Diplomatic Identification card” naming

her “Empress Your Majesty Najiah Millennium Queen.” Although doubtless overawed by the prodigious personage before them, officers nonetheless deemed it prudent to verify her noble state and quickly discovered that Her Nibs possesses a royal treasury of imperial aliases, a sovereign disregard for the private property of plebeians, and a nonextraditable warrant out of Arapahoe County. Empress Your Majesty proclaimed that she had “inherited” the $12 million mountain-top faux chateau. Deputies assured Her Luminousness they had it on impeccable proletarian authority that she had not, and humbly requested that she and her retinue abdicate the space apace. The Millennium Queen withdrew, and officers begged that she return only when attended by a licensed Realtor. Sheriff’s Calls is intended as a humorous take on some of the incident call records of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for the mountain communities. Names and identifying details have been changed. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t have to accept the brown cloud The worst part about my commute from Evergreen down to Denver is approaching the layer of smog that covers the city. This brownish cloud is caused by ozone pollution, and a recent article posted on the Canyon Courier’s site reminded us that Colorado continuously violates the EPA ozone standards. If we don’t get serious about reducing ozone in Denver, we will start facing serious health problems including heart and lung issues and even dementia. Not to mention we should be able to go outside and enjoy Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine without the dangerous, ugly haze. Denver doesn’t have to keep missing air-quality deadlines. We can start making a difference by prioritizing electric vehicles, charging stations and better public transit. Zoe Love, Evergreen


recover from that? But, then again, can we play this

We’d love-love to improve tennis I am part of a group of tennis advocates here in town that would like to see EPRD expand and improve our tennis opportunities here in Evergreen. We need your voices, ideas, comments! Join us if you want tennis to continue to be available or even promoted in this community. For 23 years I’ve supported the EPRD and the Evergreen Tennis Center (formerly Evergreen Fitness Center). Many of us remember when the Tennis Fitness Center supported the Evergreen Town Tennis Tournaments and was involved in USTA and CTA. Unfortunately, Tennis Center is not operating or available. The owners have been approached about possibly leasing the bubble to EPRD but have refused. EPRD now offers four dedicated outdoor tennis courts that have not been painted for pickleball. (There are 8 outdoor courts for pickleball and

to our advantage? There is no real doubt or question that we are a horribly, dysfunctionally fractured nation right now. Is there a weak spot in the system that, were we to apply just the right amount of pressure, we could shut off the fringes

more indoor courts through EPRD.) We used to have one tennis court in Marshdale that has since been painted for pickleball/tennis. We currently have no indoor tennis courts for spring, fall or winter. Because of a lack of an indoor tennis in Evergreen, many of us are taking our racquets and wallets down the hill instead. I urge you to tell EPRD that we tennis enthusiasts need to be heard. Please email the EPRD board members at www. I urge you to make sure the EPRD has your name and email so that you receive communication and updates about tennis in the community. Thank you for your support! Kim Cox, Evergreen

and let a sane center emerge to get us back on track? Worth thinking about. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His new novel, “Valkyrie’s Kiss,” a finalist in

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Climbing new heights Area hiking groups get out weekly to view nature, socialize BY DEB HURLEY BROBST DBROBST@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Go take a hike — literally. The hikers in both the Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors and Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors groups are addicted to hiking, organizing hikes each week May through October. Some hike through the winter, too, though staying a little closer to home because of the weather. Members hike for various reasons: the views, the exercise, the companionship, the mental health and the wildflowers. “CN&N opened my eyes to a lot of hiking trails I had never been to,” said veteran hiker Barbara Voth. “I love the outdoors, and I love the wildflowers. It gives me peace to be out there walking in those flowers. “I like to stop and look around, look at the views and just enjoy the journey. It’s my therapy, I guess. I like it when the (hikers) are genuinely interested in the wildflowers. It makes my day.” For CN&N hiker Kathy Short, it’s about the exercise and the social connection. Connections can be made and a lot can be discussed while on a multiple-mile hike. Don and Tricia Rosenthal have been hiking for years and organize

The Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors hiking group reaches the summit of Chief Mountain.

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The ENN hiking group last fall in Beaver Brook.

the Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors hiking group. “It’s a lot of fun,” Don Rosenthal said. “Tricia and I have met so many people and friends through this activity both participating and leading it.” The Rosenthals were hiking Bergen Peak in 2012 and found the ENN hiking group at the summit, so they joined immediately. Joyce Dickey, who leads CN&N’s Tuesday hiking group, has been hiking about 30 years, starting in her late 40s after her children were older. She and a friend purchased a hiking book, and their hobby continued to grow.


“Now I just have a love of hiking,” she added. How the groups operate To participate, hikers must join either ENN or CN&N. Don Rosenthal explained that hikes in the spring and fall tend to be closer to home while those in the summer months are further away because snow on higher trails has melted. The hiking group leaders send emails with details each week of where the hike is, its length, where to meet to carpool and more. SEE HIKING, P11

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“We respect all of our hikers no matter what their skill level,” Dickey said. “We don’t let anyone walk alone.” Tricia Rosenthal added: “Some people come to local hikes, some to the shorter hikes, some want the more difficult hikes.” Don Rosenthal likened selecting hike locations to creating a music playlist because you don’t want the same kind of hike each week. They need to vary in length, location, elevation and more, so more hikers will participate. “We make decisions based on when it’s good to see the wildflowers,” Dickey said. “That’s a big consideration. Also avoiding ice and snow.” At CN&N, Dickey hosts a meeting in March so hikers can provide


hiking-trail suggestions, and she plans 16 hikes through the summer. CN&N’s more advanced hiking group has 60 members and hikes on Wednesdays. The intermediate group has 50 members for Tuesday hikes, but in general, five to 10 hikers participate each week. ENN’s hiking group has 68 members, with six to eight participating each week. They hike on weekdays to avoid crowds. Some group members are well versed in botany and geology, adding to the educational nature of the hikes. In addition, Tricia Rosenthal said, “A lot of people have accumulated knowledge about some of the hikes we do. They know where to go, what time of year, when there is no snow, and when the flowers are at their peak. The hikes change a bit every year, but it’s fun that we carry on the tradition of doing these same hikes that people have been doing for decades.”


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Fine art done fast

Ellen Sklar, who has been painting most of her life, works on a piece during Georgetown’s en plein air event over the weekend.

Ron Grady models for the quick draw event during Georgetown’s en plein air event Saturday. PHOTOS BY SARA HERTWIG

Forty artists flocked to Georgetown and Silver Plume last week to participate in the fourth annual Georgetown Plein Air festival. Each artist, painting outdoors, created one to three works.

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Plans to rebuild Evergreen Fire/ Rescue’s Station 1 are moving forward, with fire board members asking questions so they understand the district’s plans at the board retreat on July 26. The fire district plans to build a new Station 1 on the former Evergreen Mountain Market property on Highway 73. Once the new building is completed, which is estimated to be in fall 2023, the district can sell the old building, which was built in the mid-1960s. Fire Chief Mike Weege estimated the district will be able to sell the current building for about $1 million, though asbestos will need to be abated. There’s been talk of using the building as an auto shop, and others have suggested it could be a parking garage. Board members said they were concerned about still having a functioning station when Jefferson County begins widening Highway 73

to three lanes between Buffalo Park Road and Plettner Lane near downtown Evergreen. They wondered if construction could start sooner. However, Weege said tenants in the former Evergreen Mountain Market building have leases until October 2022, and it will take that long to design the building, get bids and select a builder. The fire board has hired F&D International to design and oversee construction of the building. To date, the fire district has not made any payments to F&D, which also has been contracted by Inter-Canyon Fire to design two replacement stations. The initial design has four truck bays for the vehicles that respond most often facing Highway 73, crew quarters, offices and the like, and additional bays for less-used trucks in the back of the building that would leave via Buffalo Park Road. Weege said the cost for the 18,000to 20,000-square foot building would be between $7.56 million and $8.4 million. The district has spent about

$1.5 million on land, and it has saved $4.2 million so far for the building. It is hoping to save an additional million dollars in 2021, 2022 and 2023 to pay for the building. Board members asked whether the station could be built in stages to aid in affording the building, especially as construction prices continue to rise. Weege said the department has been talking about a new station for more than six years, and not building a new Station 1 would require the department to rethink the way it responds to emergency calls. New fire apparatus are too large to fit in the current Station 1, and the department uses Stations 1 and 2, which is in Bergen Park, for many of its vehicles since they are centrally located. While some community members have suggested constructing a new building for closer to $2 million, Weege responded: “I think our department is better than a tin shed. We’re bigger and better, and we take care of our people. We want them to

have a comfortable place to live, but we don’t need a Taj Mahal, and we want it to last a long time.” The proposed building will not have community facilities like the administration building in Bergen Park. It will have living quarters for paramedics who live at the fire station in 48-hour shifts and firefighters. “You can build a bare-bones station,” said Jim King, division chief of fire prevention. “We are a professional department, and image plays a huge part for the community and (EFR staff). Building a well-designed station is a recruiting and retention tool. We want it to be representative of this community.” King said the department doesn’t want to be shortsighted since the station will become the flagship station because so many people drive by it each day. “It will be critical to have a station that is adaptable to growth and change in the future,” he added.


Turf field installation progresses An artificial turf field will be installed at Stagecoach Park by midOctober. The Evergreen Park & Recreation District board is signing a memorandum of understanding with Scot and Charlotte Wetzel of Evergreen and the Jeffco Schools Foundation, which has been holding the money, for a $500,000 donation to pay for most of the $624,000 cost. The Wetzels will fund the remainder of the project price. Signing the MOU is contingent on a separate agreement with the Wetzels stating that they will provide $10,000 a year for 10 years to help pay for the turf field’s replacement. Turf fields in general need to be replaced every decade, and the rec district will create a separate reserve account for that purpose similar to the one it has for the Marshdale artificial-turf field. EPRD staff members have said an artificial turf field at Stagecoach Park would save the district money in irrigating and maintaining the current grass field, calling the proposal a win-win for the community and the rec district. EV Studios is going through the Jefferson County permitting process, and Academy Sports Turf will get the contract to install the field. The Wetzels are helping EPRD with the field to honor their son, Robert Edward “Teddy” Wetzel, who died on Aug. 5, 2017. He was a rising sophomore at Evergreen High School. They originally wanted to turn a gravel field off of Buffalo Park Road between Evergreen High School and

Wilmot Elementary School into an artificial turf field. The family hit some snags, and rather than push the project timeline out further, it decided to switch gears to the Stagecoach Park project. Evergreen Lake North Trail closer to construction Plans are firming up for construction of the Evergreen Lake North Trail. Chris Vogelsang with OV Consulting told the Evergreen Park & Recreation board on July 27 that it expects a contractor will be selected by Jan. 1 with construction finishing in mid-September 2022. He said Evergreen Parkway along the lake will be down to one lane from about February to May, and a stipulation in the contract will be that the detour must be finished by Memorial Day. The detour will divert northbound traffic through downtown Evergreen to Meadow Drive while southbound traffic will travel on Evergreen Parkway. Plans call for a 10-foot-wide concrete trail along Evergreen Parkway and a soft-surface trail along the lakeshore. Construction will be funded with $3.76 million in grants from the Denver Regional Council of Governments and Colorado the Beautiful. The price tag is estimated to be $4.1 million, and rec district officials are looking for grants for the additional money. However, they noted that they won’t know what the exact construction price will be until bids come in. The current trail has been plagued by recurring washouts which has forced closures on and off for several years, something the design of the new trail should fix.

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Happenings We’d like to know about events or activities of interest to the community. Visit calendar/ and post your event online for free. Items will apear in print on a space-available basis. WEDNESDAY Evergreen chamber monthly meeting The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly member meeting at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at El Rancho Brewing. For more information, visit THURSDAY Evergreen Audubon to meet Evergreen Audubon will meet Thursday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Evergreen Christian Church. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. The speaker will be Daly Edmunds, director of policy and outreach at Audubon Rockies, speaking on the status of the conservation efforts to protect the greater sage-grouse. For more information visit Free legal clinic A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. By telephone or video, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Pre-registration for individual 15-minute appointments is available

by calling 303-235-5275 or visiting THURSDAY — SATURDAY `Beauty & the Beast’ StageDoor Theatre’s senior company will present “Beauty & the Beast” through Aug. 7. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7. For more information and tickets, visit THURSDAY — SUNDAY CHS boosters need volunteers The Conifer Lobos Unified Boosters Club needs volunteers to help with bleacher installation, which will be done from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, visit FRIDAY Flower First Friday outdoor market The Flower First Friday outdoor market will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Flower A Hair Studio in Adobe Creek, 26290 Highway 74 in Kittredge. There will be local artisans, food and music. SATURDAY Dam Ducky Derby The Dam Ducky Derby will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7 with the duck drop below the dam at 1 p.m. in downtown Evergreen. Online duck sales are open. Purchase one

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Lucky Duck, a Six Quack, a Quack Pack, or go Totally Quackers. Cash prizes are awarded to the ducks who cross the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn the first. For more information and to purchase ducks, visit downtownevergreen. com/dam-ducky-derby. Meow-ELK at Evergreen Gallery View both cat sculptures and elk artwork at Evergreen Gallery in downtown Evergreen from Aug. 7-31. The cat sculptures are from the Cat Care Society of Lakewood and the Where are the Elk art walk is presented by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. The opening reception will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Early boating at Evergreen Lake Evergreen Lake will be open for private boating starting at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, and a $5 fee will be charged. Boaters will be able to join the Evergreen Boating Association. CAE show `Love Is’ Center for the Arts Evergreen’s next art exhibition, “Love Is…,” presents works from a diverse group of local Colorado artists with diverse interpretations. The show will be displayed through Aug. 7. For more information, visit Cars and Coffee Cars and Coffee, a weekly summer outdoor car show, will be from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through Sept. 18 at Olde’s Garage, 3639 Evergreen Parkway. Bring your classic car, super car, hot rod or motorcycle, or stop by to check out the vehicles and speak with owners. The event is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact David Taylor with Evergreen Auto Brokers for more information. TUESDAY Suicide prevention follow-up Resilience1220 will host a 75-minute presentation on what to do if someone close to you may be hurting or considering suicide. The presentation for ages 12 and older will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 10, and will be available by registering at www. Farmers market • A farmers market will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 28 at Boone Mountain Sports, 2692 Evergreen Parkway. • A farmers market will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31 at Evergreen Country Day School, 1093 Swede Gulch Road. UPCOMING

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Evergreen Lake concert series The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s summer concert series will be Aug. 11 at Evergreen Lake. For more information, visit Evergreen chamber Business Unplugged Mixer The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Unplugged Mixer will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at

Canyon Commons. For more information, visit evergreenchamber. org. Evergreen chamber’s PBR The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s PBR — Patios, Banter and Refreshments — will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Parkside Café in Bergen Park. For more information, visit Sparkle & Shine The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Sparkle & Shine awards ceremony and gala will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at El Rancho Brewing. For more information and tickets, visit evergreenchamber. org. Cornhole tournament Blue Spruce Kiwanis will host a “Toss for a Cause” cornhole tournament on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Buchanan Park. Registration is $75 per team. For more information, visit cornhole. EMAHS peach pickup Those who order Western slope peaches from the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society can pick them up between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Kids Triathlon The Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Kids Triathlon will be Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Buchanan Park Rec Center. Participants swim, bike and run in age groups starting at 9 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the INSPIRE special needs group. Register at Barefoot Mile The Barefoot Mile to benefit JOY International, which works to stop child sex trafficking, will be at Aug. 21 at Marshdale Park. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. Funds are used for police training, special rapid response teams, awareness campaigns, emergency relief and more. For more information and to register, visit or www. EAPL 40th anniversary party The Evergreen Animal Protective League will host a 40th anniversary party at 1 p.m. Aug. 21 in. the thrift store parking lot on Meadow Drive. Families and dogs welcome. For more information, visit

Health & Safety Day Evergreen Fire/Rescue’s annual Health & Safety Day will be Saturday, Aug. 21, at the department’s administration building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit ConiferFest ConiferFest sponsored by Conifer Rotary will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Beaver Ranch. Tickets are $40 per vehicle available at the gate only for cash. There will be music, food and beer tasting. Proceeds benefit charities sponsored by Conifer Rotary. For more information, visit

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Helping cats and kittens find home Morrison-based fostering organization adopted out 700 cats in first year BY PAUL ALBANI-BURGIO PALBANIBURGIO@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, animal shelters nationwide had to act quickly to find foster homes to house their animals. But in that temporary response to a crisis, Morrison resident and longtime shelter volunteer Cari Dicke saw an opportunity to do things better permanently. “We had these cats who had been in the shelter for years and suddenly we put them into a home and they blossom and they are these great cats,” said Morrison,. “So we thought why don’t we start a rescue where everything is done from a foster home and that way the cats and kittens never have to set food in a shelter and are never in a cage.” So in July of 2020, Dicke and three other women who live in the Denver area and had been involved in fostering cats did just that by launching Colorado Feline Foster Rescue, an organization that takes cats into foster homes with the aim of ultimately finding loving permanent homes for them. The organization, run out of Dicke’s home, took off immediately with around 700 cats and kittens being adopted in the first year. It currently works with 60 households that serve as foster homes. The organization gen-

HOW TO HELP How to foster To apply to foster kittens through the Colorado Feline Foster Rescue, visit apply-to-foster and hit the application link. How to adopt A list of available cats and kittens can be found at An application, which is required to start the adoption process, can be found on the website as well. Adoption fees are $100 for young kittens under five months ($140 for two), $70 for kittens five months to one year ($120 for two) and $40 for adults (over one year). erally has anywhere from 80-140 cats at a time in its network of homes. “It took off a lot quicker than we thought it would,” said Dicke. “And we’ve done a lot more than we thought we would but the demand was there.” Dicke says moving relinquished cats directly into foster care makes sense not only because it keeps cats out of cages but also because it gives people a chance to see what the cats are like in a home environment which increases the likelihood that an adoption will be successful. The cats are also able to enjoy an easier transition to adoption, which is helpful for both the cat and whoever adopts it. Among those who can attest to that is Heidi Korpela, who said she has fostered more than 30 cats since getting started with the rescue last year. She said she initially worried about

Three of the rescued kittens. PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARI DICKE

the emotional toll that watching the cats eventually would leave but said any sadness is outweighed by the joy of finding them the right home. “There hasn’t been one kitten I have sent out my door who I wasn’t sure was just going to have the best life,” said Korpela, who said she reviews adoption applications that come into the organization to see whether there might be a match with any of her cats. But while the work of fostering is deeply rewarding it also comes with challenges. At about 1 a.m. on July 19, Dicke received a call from a woman in north Denver who had just seen a mother cat be killed by two dogs in the street. The woman knew the cat and that it had five kittens, which she brought to Dicke that afternoon. While three of the kittens adjusted just fine, two of them exhibited signs

Cari Dicke bottlefeeds one of two rescued kittens that came to her with a neurological disease last month.

of what a vet later confirmed was likely a neurological virus, including constant shaking and rolling. “When she picked them up, they were screaming and they screamed all night long and then they screamed at my house for the next two days nonstop because they were so traumatized,” she said. But thanks to bottle feedings and antibiotics, the two sick kittens have started to improve enough that Dicke said she was now hopeful she would be able to find a permanent home for them once they reach around two-anda-half pounds and can be spayed and neutered. “That’s the goal,” she said. “As long as a kitten can eat on its own and use the litter box and function OK there is no reason it can’t have a normal life.”

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Red Rocks Amphitheater, received a new stage roof from GH Phipps in July of 2021. This new roof will allow for more protection from the unpredictable Colorado weather. Red Rocks’ original roof was built in 1988 and has since outlived its life expectancy. The stage renovations are a part of the Elevate Denver 10year bond program. The amphitheater is part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. “It hasn’t been lost on our design

and construction team that the greatest bands, musicians, and performers around the world want to perform at this famous venue, we just happen to be ‘performing’ as construction specialists,” said Kyle Casinelli, the project manager for the roof installation by GH Phipps. “The new roof will provide a much more safe platform for stagehands and riggers while providing greater access and more space for more lights, camera, and sound via a cable-mesh system. It’s almost as if the stagehands will be able to walkon-air, while greatly enhancing an

The roof over the stage portion of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre has recently been COURTESY PHOTO replaced.

already incredible entertainment experience.” Several factors had to be considered when building the new roof. It is built with more natural supplies and allows for five-times more rigging capacity along with the support of roughly 36,000 pounds of rigging equipment. Red Rocks has been open again this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled most 2020 events and will continue having shows until November 2021. For more information on events at Red Rocks, visit

Polis extends eviction protections for some renters after moratorium expired Thousands of Coloradans are still waiting for promised rent assistance BY TAMARA CHUANG THE COLORADO SUN

A day before the national eviction moratorium ended, Gov. Jared Polis gave struggling Colorado renters more time. On July 30, Polis extended a prior order to give renters more time if

they’ve applied for help and are still waiting for the state’s emergency rent assistance program to make payments. The national moratorium, set by the enters for Disease Control and Prevention, ended July 31. “The demand for this state and federal aid has been immense, and these programs need time to provide aid to tenants. This directive provides assistance to Colorado residential tenants at risk for eviction while state and federal funds are distributed,” reads Polis’ order. The state’s Emergency Rental As-

sistance Program offers struggling renters up to 15 months in past-due and future rent payments. But the program experienced delays since it launched in February. Part of the reason was the January influx of applicants after the state’s own moratorium ended, a rush that overwhelmed the housing division. But new rules to implement the federal funds also meant the state had to update its rent aid program, causing additional delays. But tenants who applied later in the spring and learned they

were approved for funding found themselves waiting for weeks and months, with limited communication from the state Department of Local Affairs’ division of housing. Jana Happel, a staff attorney at the nonprofit Colorado Legal Services helping tenants stay housed, said that some of her clients had waited more than two months after getting approved. “The problem is that with all these people who’ve been approved, they can get evicted when SEE EVICTIONS, P17

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Fresh Start event offers relief from outstanding warrants Chance to resolve minor offenses and probation violation BY PAUL ALBANI-BURGIO PALBANIBURGIO@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial District will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event aims to resolve minor cases that traditionally involve arrests and court appearances that can negatively impact defendants who want to accept accountability. Individuals on probation who


the moratorium expires (even though) they’ve been waiting for the check to come,” Happel said in an earlier interview. Congress allocated $690 million to Colorado just for the rent assistance program through two relief acts passed in December and March. To date, less than 5%

have fallen out of compliance can re-engage and get back on track to completing their sentence. “This is for people who have committed low-level offenses and want to do the right thing,” said Jennifer Kilpatrick, Director of Conviction Integrity & Equity for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office. “Often people fail to appear because of the fear of being arrested or barriers such as housing, employment or childcare during traditional court hours. This event serves our mission of promoting safer and healthier communities by allowing us to settle these cases and provide defendants with the opportunity for a fresh start,” she said. Public defenders will be available to review eligibility and provide legal consultation to defendants at no cost. Several community partners — including the Community Connections Center (C3), Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Front

Range Clinic, Intervention, Inc., Behavioral Treatment Services and Stout Street Clinic — will also be on-site to provide information and resources for individual needs such as housing and vaccinations. The event will not only benefit individuals with outstanding warrants but will cut down on the costs to taxpayers and allow law enforcement to direct their resources toward offenders who commit higher level crimes and directly victimize others in the community. “The Fresh Start program will help reduce the large backlog of over 24,000 warrants currently active in Jefferson County while still holding individuals accountable and ensuring only the right people are in jail, those who have committed more serious offenses,” Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said. A concept that originated with the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Fresh Start marks the culmination of a six-month collab-

orative effort between First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King, the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, First Judicial District Court, Jefferson County Court, First Judicial District Probation Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Justice Services and C3. People who have been charged or convicted of an offense under the Victim Rights Act — such as assault, child abuse, unlawful sexual contact or domestic violence — and those with second or subsequent cases involving driving under the influence or driving while ability impaired are not eligible for the program. Individuals who attend will appear before a deputy district attorney who may offer those eligible a plea agreement. The underlying warrant will be cleared by a judge who may resolve the case or set a new court appearance date.

of those federal dollars have been paid to renters, according to DOLA data. This week, officials with DOLA blamed the delays on fraud but declined to elaborate on the extent of the fraud or why those approved have not been paid. Polis’ July 30 order only helps residents who can demonstrate that they or their landlord have submitted an application for assistance. The state has so far paid or ap-

proved $121.7 million in housing assistance to 36,858 households, though most of the funds came from state coffers or last year’s federal CARES Act. About 10,000 applicants were denied funds and another 10,000 have been submitted, are under review or are missing information, as of July 28, according to DOLA data. Also on July 30, Polis announced that his administration would require that unvaccinated state workers be tested twice a week for

COVID starting Sept. 20. Unvaccinated workers already must wear face masks indoors in public spaces. This story is from The Colorado Sun, a journalist-owned news outlet based in Denver and covering the state. For more, and to support The Colorado Sun, visit coloradosun. com. The Colorado Sun is a partner in the Colorado News Conservancy, owner of Colorado Community Media.

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Picking up where they left off PHOTOS BY SARA HERTWIG

After a canceled 2020, and a nearly canceled 2021, a Clear Creek community celebration featuring local bluegrass band Rapidgrass was indeed held last Sunday. The event also featured musical acts Bob Hickman & Friends, Gypsey Cattle Drive and Kind Mountain Collective.

Rapidgrass plays a couple songs during sound check as people filter onto the field for the free concert Sunday.

Rapidgrass performs during the sound check as people filter onto the field for the free concert Sunday.

Hattie Snodgrass tries to put sound-canceling earmuffs on her son Otto, 1, during a free concert in Idaho Springs Sunday.

Joe “MoJo” Lucas and Annie Bowler wave to friends during the free concert.

Jen Fesenmyer, right, brought her daughter Lily, 1, and friend Marcus Arenivar, along with some friends visiting from out of state, to Idaho Springs from Loveland and Fort Collins.




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Planning Commission votes to recommend rezoning for 285 homes near C-470 and 285

Project calls for a mix of single-family and townhomes BY PAUL ALBANI-BURGIO PALBANIBURGIO@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

During a vote held on July 28, Jeffco’s planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the county commissioners approve a request to rezone a property just south of the intersection of C-470 and Highway 285 to allow 285 homes to be built on it. Representatives of Arvada-based home builder Remington Homes told the board they want to build a new development called Three Hills that would consist of 285 residential units. Those units would be a mix of townhomes and detached singlefamily homes, with both alley- and front-loaded versions. The 37.4-acre property is located southwest of the intersection of Turkey Creek Road and West Quincy Avenue. The site is currently zoned for a mix of agricultural, commercial and residential uses, including a maximum of 340 multifamily units and businesses such as restaurants, convenience stores and carwashes. However, the property remains undeveloped and is mostly vacant land. Matt Cavanaugh, the director of land acquisition for Remington Homes, said that the proposal would bring much-needed housing to the area while lauding that it would actually involve a lower density of homes and development than what is currently allowed under the existing zoning. “Especially when we talk about an incredible county like Jefferson County where do you go?” said Cavanaugh of the lack of housing in Jefferson County. “Those opportunities exist in places that are further away from the central heart of Denver but these opportunities that we want to provide here in the foot-

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hills are few and far between and we are really excited about providing them.” During public comment, seven residents expressed opposition to the project and shared concerns about issues ranging from noise and animals in the area that could be generated by the development to the impacts on those who like to ride their horses to nearby Bear Creek Lake Park. However, the issue that was raised the most was that of traffic. Stephen Cinnoco, who lives off of West Belleview Avenue south of the proposed development, said he travels from C-470 onto Quincy and then Belleview daily.

“Anyone who has taken that very often knows that is a very dangerous intersection and an area that is very sensitive to additional load in terms of traffic, even one or two cars during rush hour…,” he said. “I think any risk that even a share of the people living in these 300 homes is a very high risk and needs to be addressed.” However, during comments made at the start of the hearing Jeffco Senior Planner Nick Nelson said CDOT plans to add a traffic circle at the on and off ramps from Quincy Avenue to C-470 and that county staff had no concerns about traffic impacts given that the impacts of the proposed development would be less than what is allowed under the existing zoning. In response to hearing those concerns about traffic, Nelson noted

that staff’s recommendations are based on what is allowed on a site, not what currently exists there. In explaining their votes, several members of the commission they voted to recommend approval of the project because it would pave the way for housing to be built in a location where it is needed and that would fit in with the surrounding area. “I welcome the rezoning because it replaces the [possible] apartments with some single-family housing which I think we very much need,” Commissioner Tom Hatton said. “In my tenure we’ve had two big apartment complexes built in the community so given what has been built before and that we finally get some single-family homes I am going to be in favor.”

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Shortage of cans hobbles craft brewers Supply crunch causes problems for one of Colo.’s signature industries BY SHANNON NAJMABADI THE COLORADO SUN

Talbott’s Cider Company used to package its hard cider mimosas in colorful cans purchased for 12 cents each from a Westminster supplier. But a monthslong supply crunch has forced the Palisade cidery to get creative: Now, the cans come blank from Korea and are wrapped by hand in a waterproof label — more than doubling the cost. It’s a struggle going on all over Colorado as breweries and cideries have scrambled to find new suppliers of aluminum cans and related materials due to soaring demand and an international dearth of the lightweight metal containers. The scarcity has increased costs that in some cases are passed on to consumers. Manufacturers say the pandemic dovetailed with a growing preference for infinitely recyclable aluminum over plastic bottles, and a booming enthusiasm for canned hard seltzers. Breweries and cideries, meanwhile, abruptly shifted to cans — over kegs — for survival when the coronavirus shuttered bars and restaurants, prompting people to drink more at home. Steve Findley, executive director of the Colorado Beer Distributors Association, said brewers have felt the pinch. “My members carry all the major brands — Miller, (Molson Coors), Anheuser-Busch imports and also crafts — and we are seeing a lot of out-of-stocks lately,” Findley said. Molson Coors Beverage Co. operates the Coors brewery in Golden. Anheuser-Busch owns Littletonbased Breckenridge Brewery. Packaged alcohol sales have slowed since their pandemic highs last summer, but some breweries still can’t get the price, quantity or container they want as they go through peak selling season for canned beer, said Bart Watson, chief economist at the Brewers Associa-

tion, a national trade group based in Boulder. Colorado may be more affected than other states due to its concentration of craft breweries using cans, he said. The can shortage first hit Talbott’s Cider Company in the summer of 2020. Operations manager Charles Talbott said he received an email saying it would be about a year before the cidery could get cans from its usual supplier, Westminsterbased Ball Corp., one of a few giant can producers in the U.S. The company struggled to find replacements. Talbott had to store cider in chilled tanks as he tried to find cans to package it in. He ultimately turned to cans imported from Korea (17 cents each) which an employee feeds by hand into a machine to wrap it in a high-quality waterproof label (9 to 13 cents each). They have to order a minimum of 16 pallets at a time — each with more than 7,000 cans — and have partnered with a local brewery, Palisade Brewing Company, to get a bulk-order price. “Your bigger producers, your large domestic breweries got first right on a lot of (the cans), and unless you were ordering a sufficient amount from Ball, you kind of got put at the back of the list,” said Talbott, who now doesn’t expect to get preprinted cans from Ball until 2022. “Anytime you let something sit for that long, you … can have issues,” he added, of the cider stored in the tank. Pandemic slammed breweries The shortages come as more than 30 breweries in Colorado have shut down during the pandemic, the greatest number of closures since Prohibition, said Shawnee Adelson, executive director of the Colorado Brewers Guild. Cideries and breweries of all sizes have been affected by the lack of cans, which industry experts forecast will continue through the next year as can-production facilities build the capacity to meet demand. Other beverages sold in cans, like soda, have been similarly affected. Scott McCarty, a spokesman for Ball, one of the largest can producers in the world, said the company is adding new production lines and











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building three new plants that are expected to add at least “6 billion units of can capacity.” Because consumers are seeking a more sustainable alternative to single-use plastics, he doesn’t see the demand for cans declining. Hard seltzers have had explosive growth, and soft drinks and sparkling water are also now shifting to be packaged more in cans. Hard seltzers accounted for more than $4.6 billion in retail sales in the last 12 months, up from $910 million in the 12 months that ended in July 2019, according to NielsenIQ data provided to the Colorado Sun. Demand for cans was unprecedented in 2020 and hasn’t slowed in 2021, McCarty said. In the meantime, some brewers have turned to bottles, which are heavier than cans and can be more difficult to ship. Others are slapping new labels on empty cans stamped with beer varieties they no longer sell. Some breweries that didn’t package beer onsite before the pandemic have added small canning lines or hire mobile canners that bring equipment to the plant, said Adelson, with the Colorado Brewers Guild.

f b BARTON GLASSER PHOTOGRAPHY t t “The hard thing with a can short- o age is, even if people are able to get C cans, their costs have gone up,” she t said. “It’s a difficult time and it’s unfortunate that this happened when it l did because it was just like a double s whammy for a lot of breweries, es- c pecially the packaging breweries, to n try to handle the pandemic as well.” b The extra costs have hit Palisade a u Brewing Company, which began buying imported cans with Talbott’s a Cider Company and labeling them k onsite. When the brewery found out in September that it wouldn’t get an expected shipment of 12-ounce beer cans, the news set off a whirlwind to find replacements before the company ran out of its remaining two- to four-week supply. Head brewer Danny Wilson said he scoured a half-dozen websites each day looking for anyone selling a pallet — a piecemeal alternative to the brewery’s typical practice of ordering 24 pallets at a time. The company switched over to the more available 16-ounce cans. It bought blank cans — rather than preprinted containers — and leased a labeler from another SEE CANS, P23

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brewer to add stickers to each. The cost per can went up. But there wasn’t a real alternative. “We are a small company so having a year’s worth of revenue just sitting there — it’s not what we do,” Wilson said. “We still have bills to pay, we still have contracts for hops, contracts for barley,” and rent, utilities and more than 30 employees to pay. Wilson thinks the crunch is easing. His usual supplier said the brewery can expect to get preprinted cans for its top-selling beer — the Dirty Hippie — by mid-September. The company on July 26 also received a truckload of blank cans from a domestic supplier, saving them a few cents per can. Manufacturers are few There are a handful of can manufacturers in the country and even before the pandemic, they were used to dealing with companies of “extreme scale,” like Anheuser-Busch or Molson Coors, which have huge Colorado operations, said Watson, the Brewers Association economist. Those larger companies would likely be first in line to get cans as supply becomes available. Most craft brewers, defined as producing no more than 6 million barrels of beer a year, go through intermediary brokers, and are fairly new to using cans — 10 years ago, “it would almost all be in the other bottles or kegs,” he said. Brokers and suppliers have im-

ported cans, but Canada and Europe have had similar supply problems, Watson said. Some buyers looked to China but there were concerns about tariffs, quality and “stretching your supply chain that far.” Watson saw cans made in Hawaii — distinguishable for their unique ridged top — in Colorado markets, a sign of the strained supply chain, he said. While government funding and a big uptick in to-go sales helped breweries financially weather the pandemic, he said more might have increased their package sales had they been able to get cans. “Not being able to get enough cans meant a lot of them couldn’t sell as much as there was actually demand out there,” he said. In-brewery sales have held up better than draft sales at bars and restaurants, he said. The shortages extend beyond cans for beer and cider. Findley, with the beer distributors association, said his members are starting to see a shortage of bottles and are battling a lack of warehouse workers and truck drivers to deliver products to restaurants, liquor stores and grocers. Talia Haykin, who owns Haykin Family Cider, a small-batch cider company, says the cost to ship corks, bottles and apples has shot up recently. The Aurora-based company bottles its cider due to its high carbonation level, she said. Haykin orders German-made bottles from a company in Canada that recently warned in an email that increased freight costs would be passed on — in the form of a $175 surcharge per pallet. The corks, im-

Adrian Ramos assembles cases of recently canned and labeled Dirty Hippy at Palisade Brewing Company in Palisade, Colo., July 28. BARTON GLASSER PHOTOGRAPHY

ported from Portugal and supplied by a California company, were out of stock for a period and then their shipping costs abruptly increased from $100 to $175 per bag. And when Haykin tried to order shipments of apples and juice from the West Coast, she couldn’t find truckers to take the load. “If all of our costs are increasing all around us, the question has to become, do we then increase … the cost of our goods?” said Haykin,

noting the cost of her accounting software has also gone up. “Because there’s only so much you can absorb as a small business.” This story is from The Colorado Sun, a journalist-owned news outlet based in Denver and covering the state. For more, and to support The Colorado Sun, visit The Colorado Sun is a partner in the Colorado News Conservancy, owner of Colorado Community Media.

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CONIFER CHURCH OF CHRIST PLATTE CANYON COMMUNITY CHURCH “Doing Bible Things in Bible Ways” Located at 4954 Co Rd 64 in Bailey, Office hours M-F 8am-2pm, New Location: Green Valley Center (Corner of Springs Road and Hwy. 285) 303-838-4409. Worship & Children’s Church at 10am, Small Group Studies Sun: 9:00a.m. Bible Study-10:00a.m. Worship; Wed: Bible Study 7:00p.m. for all ages at 9am, Nursery provided. Pastor Dr. Larry Kalb, Youth Pastor Jay Vonesh, Discipleship Pastor Terry Rogers. Other activities: Choir, Youth, Men’s/Women’s ministries, Bible Studies, VBS, MOPS, Cub/Boy Scouts. EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) 27772 Iris Drive, Evergreen - 303-674-3413 - Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m., with communion every Sunday ROCKLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH We are an inclusive faith community and welcome you to join us “Connecting all generations to Jesus” CHURCH OF THE HILLS PRESBYTERIAN (USA) in our new ministry journey. Please check our website,, Worship 10:00 a.m. for updated service times Reverend Susan P. Boucher ¼ mile north of I-70 at exit 254 Office Hours: Mon 9:00-5:00; Tu-Thur 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. 17 S Mt. Vernon Country Club Rd., Golden, CO 80401 EVERGREEN LUTHERAN CHURCH Buffalo Park Road and Hwy 73 303-526-0668 5980 Highway 73 + 303-674-4654 The Rev. Vera Guebert-Steward, Pastor Join us for Virtual Worship on our YouTube Channel: TIMBER RIDGE CHURCH CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION EPISCOPAL Sunday Worship uploaded by 10am. Location: The Village at Aspen Park In-Church Sunday Communion Quiet Service 8:00 am & with Music 10:00 am + All Are Welcome! 25587 Conifer Rd. Unit 5A201 (2nd floor - above the UPS Store) 10:00 am only Zoom: Sunday Worship 10:00 am 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:30 a.m. services will be in our Meadow • 303-834-3577 --June through September-MOUNT HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS 27640 Highway 74 - ¼ mile east of downtown Evergreen at the Historic Bell Tower 30571 Chestnut Drive ~ (303)670-1387 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF EVERGREEN Sunday Worship 9:00am • Education for All 10:30am Rev. Sarah Clark • 303.674.4810 • Rev. Carl Frank, Pastor 3757 Ponderosa Dr. across Hwy 74 from Safeway in Evergreen CONGREGATION BETH EVERGREEN (SYNAGOGUE) Join us in person every Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am for live worship Reconstructionist Synagogue Please join us online every Sunday at 9am Rabbi Jamie Arnold at our website for a new worship experience. / (303) 670-4294 “Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds” 2981 Bergen Peak Drive (behind Life Care)

To place your listing in the Worship Directory call Donna, 303-566-4114

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TRIVIA 1. GEOGRAPHY: In which European city would you find the Spanish Steps? 2. TELEVISION: What were the names of the parents on the animated TV show “The Jetsons”? 3. LITERATURE: Which 20thcentury novel begins with the line, “This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it”?

8. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of fish produces caviar? 9. ENTERTAINERS: What were the names of the sock puppets used by ventriloquist Shari Lewis? 10. SCIENCE: How many elements are on the Periodic Table? Answers 1. Rome, Italy

4. U.S. STATES: What is the state capital of Nevada?

2. George and Jane Jetson

5. HISTORY: What was the pen name used to publish The Federalist Papers in 1787-88?

4. Carson City

6. ADVERTISING: What product is advertised in commercials that feature The Most Interesting Man in the World? 7. MOVIES: Which movie features the often-quoted line, “Round up the usual suspects”?

3. “The Princess Bride” 5. Publius 6. Dos Equis beer 7. “Casablanca” 8. Sturgeon 9. Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, Hush Puppy and Wing Ding 10. 118

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Public Notices call Bobi 303.659.2522 Legals City and County Jefferson County Press Listing Expenditures For 07/16/2021-07/22/2021 All American Chevrolet Motor Vehicle Overpayments 302.74 Bank Of Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Overpayments 245.99 Bryan Verschoor Motor Vehicle Overpayments 255.31 Christopher H Moreno Motor Vehicle Overpayments 30.00 Douglas Macleod Recording/Elections 18.93 Ent Credit Union Motor Vehicle Overpayments 300.00 Frontier Environmental Services Llc Motor Vehicle Overpayments 2,542.91 Gilda Mitchell Recording/Elections 12.00 Innovative Funding Services Corp Dba Tresl Motor Vehicle Overpayments 11.46 Justus Motors Co Inc Motor Vehicle Overpayments 22.50 Martin Spacek Motor Vehicle Overpayments 197.56 Michael J Weber Motor Vehicle Overpayments 8.20 Mollie Anne Toth Motor Vehicle Overpayments 370.73 Omeara Ford Motor Vehicle Overpayments 20.00 Pollard Motor Vehicle Overpayments 200.62 Robin Leslie Webster Motor Vehicle Overpayments 86.63 Rocio Cervantes Motor Vehicle Overpayments 8.20 Ronald Cohen Motor Vehicle Overpayments 41.54 Tari Vickery Motor Vehicle Overpayments 8.20 Title Licensing And Courier Inc Motor Vehicle Overpayments 568.47 Clerk & Recorder Custodial Fund Total 5,251.99 Accenture Llp Consultant Services 41,134.11 Amelia Sapp Telephone Services 60.00 Amelia Sapp Mileage 29.12 American Messaging Services Llc Services & Charges (Other) 38.38 Aramark Correctional Services Llc Kitchen Supplies 1,668.71 At&T Mobility Telephone Services 928.81 Auto Mart Mitsubishi Service Of Process Fee Return 15.00 Bahman Rejai Service Of Process Fee Returns 15.00 Bob Barker Company Inc Bedding Supplies 3,560.06 Bob Barker Company Inc Clothing Supplies 2,816.20 Bob Barker Company Inc Office Supplies 1,126.65 Brittney Zena Rietveld Telephone Services 52.99 Budget Control Services Service Of Process Fee Returns 15.00 Canon Financial Services Inc Copier Clearing 29,184.87 Centurylink Telephone Services 6,289.47 Cheol Lee Service Of Process Fee Returns 86.00 Christopher Mallonee Revenue Refunds 34.88 Civicplus Maintenance Agreement 6,290.46 Clean Designs Equipment Maintenance 1,305.88 Client Payment Trial Expense1,339.58 Coan Payton & Payne, Llc Service Of Process Fee Returns 86.50 Colorado Community Media Deed Advertising Clearing 169.00 Commercial Flooring Services IncBuilding Maintenance 4,628.98 Convergeone Inc Maintenance Agreement 653.40 Covendis Contract Services 76,656.00 Creative Trophy And Award Company Recognition/Appreciation 64.00 Curtis Blue Line Tools & Shop Equipment 2,558.01 Cynthia L Rasor Mileage 5.66 Denver Mortuary Services Delivery Charges 10,630.00 Desaray N Palinckx Bibb Telephone Services 155.07 Dooley Enterprises Inc Shooting Range Supplies 14,900.00 Elisha D Isha Service Of Process Fee Returns 15.00 Evergreen Metro District Water& Sanitation Services 184.50 Facility Solutions Group Inc Office Supplies 31.68 Fairlanes Shopping Center Llc Building Rent 9,578.75 First Advantage Occupational Medical Services 1,242.70 Foothills Animal Shelter Due To Pet Data-Animal Licenses 1,845.00 Foothills Park & Recreation Dist Park EscrowFoothills 600,000.00 Foothills Park & Recreation Dist Escrow Interest Refunds 5,063.93 Francy Law Firm Pc Service Of Process Fee Returns 45.00 Frontier Mechanical Inc Building Maintenance 13,220.00 Galls Llc Police Supplies 4,875.16 Gartner Inc Consultant Service 122,075.00 Grainger Office Supplies 45.36 Grainger Building Maintenance 337.26 Gregory M Youngs County Travel 247.50 Hensley Battery And Supply Company Inc

Vehicle & Equipment Parts 715.92 Independent Propane Company Heat & Power 2,635.96 Insight Public Sector Inc Computer Supplies/ Software/Equipment 18,869.68 Insight Public Sector Inc Computer Hardware & Software 362.22 Insight Public Sector Inc Technology Refresh 104.75 Insight Public Sector Inc Maintenance Agreement 851,760.06 Insight Public Sector Inc Software Maintenance Agreement 9,033.18 Jack M Gardner Uniforms Allowance 100.00 Jack M Gardner Telephone Services 52.99 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 1,795.99 Jj Sports Apparel Recognition/Appreciation 1,290.00 Johnson Controls Equipment Maintenance 2,462.60 Johnson Controls Maintenance Agreement 1,835.00 Johnson Controls Fire Protection Lp Life Safety Maintenance 1,884.51 Katy Levon Veterinarian Services 275.00 Kimberly Ann Martine County Travel 335.50 Kleen Tech Services Corp Miscellaneous Contract Services 5,135.78 Konnech Inc Software Maintenance Agreement 19,000.00 Lakewood, City Of Water& Sanitation Services 2,637.37 Law Offices Of Nelson & Kennard Service Of Process Fee Returns 60.00 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 397.00 Leidos Security Detection & Automation Security Services 9,000.00 Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting Commercial Repairs 1,210.66 Mcdowell Professional Consulting Autopsy Services 500.00 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 2,042.39 Mikayla Susan Jones Academic Degree Programs 2,000.00 Miller, Randi J Autopsy Services 2,340.00 Mitchell A Puraty County Travel 357.50 Mountain Media Production Co Consultant Services 925.00 Nicoletti Flater Assoc Services & Charges (Other) 440.00 Optiv Security Inc Maintenance Agreement 2,128.80 Perimeter Access System Services West Security System Maintenance 3,615.21 Pivot Energy Heat & Power 25,418.42 Premium Auto Glass Commercial Repairs 208.26 Ricardo Nieves-Morales Service Of Process Fee Returns 15.00 Rocky Mountain Parking Lot Services Inc Hardscape Services 1,482.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 3,741.15 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 17,563.17 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Transportation 169.23 Ryders Public Safety LLC Police Supplies 199.95 Source Office Products Office Supplies 5,445.91 Source Office Products Medical Supplies/Drugs 26.45 Steven K Wygant County Travel 82.50 Summit Laboratories Inc Miscellaneous Contract Services 575.00 Telelanguage Inc Professional & Technical Services (Other) 50.00 Tender Care Consulting Llc Programs 1,500.00 Tiger Inc Heat & Power 12,608.44 Top Hat File And Serve Inc Service Of Process Fee Returns 30.00 Twin City Security Inc Contract Services 876.00 Twin City Security Inc Security Services 7,435.04 United Parcel Service Inc Postage 131.79 Verizon Wireless Telephone Services 107.56 Veronica Vay Telephone Services 155.07 Vinci Law Office Llc Service Of Process Fee Returns 15.00 Vision Graphics Inc Printing Services 37,210.60 Vivian J Simpson Mileage 101.92 Vti Security Equipment Maintenance 512.50 Waste Management Trash Removal Services 4,390.96 Western Paper Distributors Inc Janitorial Supplies 2,568.39 Western Paper Distributors Inc Office Supplies 143.18 Western Paper Distributors Inc Hygiene Supplies 1,994.44 Western Paper Distributors Inc Medical Supplies/Drugs 6,107.91 Western Paper Distributors Inc Safety Supplies 2,508.00 Westernaires 4H Fairgrounds-Csu 325.00 Windstream Telephone Services 9,018.79 Xcel Energy Heat & Power 8,836.45 Zoe A Jenkins Telephone Services 325.68 General Fund Total 2,062,487.46 Insight Public Sector Inc Computer Supplies/ Software/Equipment 23,803.60 Wellpath Llc Miscellaneous Contract Services 3,361.61 General Fund Grants Total27,165.21 Aed Everywhere Inc Equipment Maintenance 1,260.00 Explore Information Services Llc Contract Services 2,206.70 Front Range Occupational Medicine Medical Services 11,642.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 214.58 Insurance Fund Total 15,323.28 Tristar Insurance Group Workers Compensation Self-Insured Claims 23,667.78 Worker’s Compensation Fund Total 23,667.78 Bernadette A Ibrahimovic Building Maintenance

39.83 Bobcat Of The Rockies Equipment Rental 1,960.40 Centurylink Telephone Services 98.69 Collin S Brown Office Supplies 94.57 Colo Dept Of Public Health & Environment Accelerated Resource Management Services 44.00 Colorado Parks And Wildlife Services & Charges (Other) 40.00 Columbia Sanitary Service In Miscellaneous Contract Services 285.00 Consolidated Mutual Water Company Water& Sanitation Services 115.50 Fastsigns Sign Maintenance Supplies 3,114.29 Golden, City Of Water& Sanitation Services 373.41 Insight Public Sector Inc Computer Supplies/ Software/Equipment 545.88 Intermountain Rea Heat & Power 152.16 Kinsey Marine Event Fees-Boettcher Mansion 100.00 Kinsey Marine Customer Deposits-Damage 500.00 Kristin Ross Mileage 57.06 Lakewood, City Of Pass Through Intergovernmental 1,920,312.00 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 47.28 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 95.31 Morning Star Elevator Repair & Maintenance (Other) 871.38 North Table Mountain Water & Sanitation Water& Sanitation Services 365.87 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 250.34 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 1,357.88 Theophane A Newman Meetings & Seminars 11.76 Verizon Wireless Telephone Services 187.30 Wimactel Inc Telephone Services 77.00 Wright Pest Control Inc Building Maintenance 85.00 Xcel Energy Heat & Power 33.26 Open Space Fund Total 1,931,215.17 Aramark Services & Charges (Other) 279.00 Centurylink Telephone Services 50.10 Clement Axum Life Safety Supplies 71.97 Denver Water Irrigation Water Services 16,048.24 Duffy Crane & Hauling Services & Charges (Other) 1,917.60 Edge Contracting Inc Road & Street Improvements 246,548.78 Evergreen Metro District Maintenance & Construction Water 4,432.40 Forterra Inc Culvert Supplies 12,736.00 Hamilton Linen & Uniform Services & Charges (Other) 44.47 Intermountain Rea Utilities (Other) 32.39 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 792.64 Kai C Perea Life Safety Supplies 150.00 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 47.28 Mark A Armbruster Life Safety Supplies 150.00 Matthew D Damjanovich Life Safety Supplies 150.00 Matthew Maile Life Safety Supplies 150.00 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 56.92 Oxford Recycling Inc Disposal Of Construction Spoils 180.00 Republic Services Inc Disposal Of Construction Spoils 699.69 Rocky Mountain Parking Lot Services Inc Pavement Management Contracts 637.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 208.34 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 1,346.55 Terracon Consultants Inc Engineering Services 501.00 Tony Eugene Pennell Jr Clothing Supplies 120.00 Vance Bros Inc Road Oil 2,417.88 Xcel Energy Irrigation Water Services 218.01 Road & Bridge Fund Total 289,986.26 Alan L Budden Hs-Mileage 181.05 Alexis Marie Sisneros Hs-Mileage 18.48 Angel M Medina Hs-Mileage 144.48 Anyssa L Vela Hs-Mileage 124.94 Brooke Want Hs-Mileage 99.12 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments OtherFatherhood 1,089.50 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments Other 24,875.09 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments County Paid 29.97 Client Payment Hs-Refund Assistance PaymentState 576.92 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments Rent 477,786.60 Contact Wireless Hs-Contract Services 480.25 Crowley County Sheriff Hs-Process Of Service 37.50 Gina Pierotti Hs-Mileage 335.44 Iveth Hernandez Hs-Mileage 353.70 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 1,152.38 Katelyn Ruth Pearson Hs-Mileage 147.28 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 23.64 Libby H Donohue Hs-Mileage143.36 Lincoln County Sheriff Hs-Process Of Service 51.00 Megan Brand Hs-Miscellaneous Contract Services 30.00 Megan Marie Sterrett Hs-Mileage308.84 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 318.21 Nicole Ashley Romola Hs-Mileage 152.43 Noelle M FreebeckHs-Mileage 393.68 Park County Sheriff’s Office Hs-Process Of Service 44.00 Perricone, Ann Hs-Miscellaneous Contract Services 30.00 Pittsburg County Sheriff Hs-Process Of Service 50.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 1,933.35 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insur-

ance 7,303.83 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Transportation 10.50 Samantha Woods Hs-Mileage 58.16 Source Office Products Hs-Office Supplies 4,333.34 Stephanie D Parmley Hs-Mileage 210.62 Sue Buckner Hs-Miscellaneous Contract Services 200.00 Sweep Stakes Unlimited Hs-Process Of Service 90.00 Victoria N Gorgemans Hs-Mileage 82.04 Wagner, Deborah Hs-Miscellaneous Contract Services 8,250.00 Social Services Fund Total 531,449.70 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 100.00 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 7.88 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 609.58 Workforce Development Fund Total 717.46 Brightview Landscape Services Hs-Repair & Maintenance (Other 195.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 263.16 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 619.58 Source Office Products Hs-Office Supplies 34.76 Valley Water District Hs-Utilities (Other) 225.62 Waxie Sanitary Supply Hs-General Supplies (Other) 830.76 Head Start Fund Total 2,168.88 Client Payment Hs-Fingerprints Assistance 89.00 Workforce Development Fund Grants Total 89.00 We Anderson Environmental Consulting Llc Building Maintenanc 2,968.00 Capital Expenditures Fund Total 2,968.00 Cintas Corporation No.2 Services & Charges (Other) 329.86 Et Technologies Inc Machinery & Equipment 132,605.75 Hill Petroleum Fuel 22,186.90 Hill Petroleum Motor Oil 3,507.28 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 324.56 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 23.64 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 204.67 Fleet Services Fund Total 159,182.66 Alarmspecialists Inc Equipment Maintenance 835.00 Amazon Capital Services Inc Computer Supplies/Software/Equipment 10,233.59 Amazon Capital Services Inc Furniture & Equipment - Non Capital 64.99 Amazon Capital Services Inc Office Supplies 246.76 Amazon Capital Services Inc Graphic Supplies 18.98 Amazon Capital Services Inc Repair & Maintenance Supplies 99.83 Amazon Capital Services Inc General Supplies (Other) 445.56 Amazon Capital Services Inc Special Events Supplies 340.24 Amazon Capital Services Inc Food Supplies 67.34 Amazon Capital Services Inc Telephone Equipment 16.00 Amazon Credit Plan Library Books & MaterialsPrint 1,764.02 Amazon Credit Plan Library Books & MaterialsDvd 1,530.09 Amazon Credit Plan Library Books & MaterialsAudio Book 216.71 Animal & Pest Control Specialists Pest/ Weed Control Services 120.00 Bailey Tree Llc Lawn & Grounds Maintenance 1,345.00 Baker & Taylor Company Inc Library Books & Materials-Digital 33,698.57 Baker & Taylor Company Inc Library Books & Materials-Vas 5,471.70 Baker & Taylor Company Inc Library Books & Materials-Print 37,447.66 Centurylink Telephone Services 2,875.25 Charles R Candelaria Telephone Services 156.69 Cintas First Aid & Safety General Supplies (Other) 155.98 Colo Assoc Of Libraries Conferences/Trade Shows 4,005.00 Conserve A Watt Lighting Inc Electrical Supplies 330.60 Demco Inc Furniture & Equipment - Non Capital 24,685.92 Emerald Isle Landscaping Inc Lawn & Grounds Maintenance 14,972.71 Express Services Inc Temporary Agencies 746.29 Fedex Ground Inc Courier Charges 79.65 Haynes Mechanical Systems Hvac Services 11,408.29 Ingram Library Services Library Books & Materials-Vas 241.88 Ingram Library Services Library Books & Materials-Print 3,356.15 Jcpl Foundation Undistributed Receipts Library Foundation 1,504.07 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 75.00 John J Sandusky Iii Telephone Services 156.69 Kleen Tech Services Corp Janitorial Services 64,622.90 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 118.20 Lewan And Associates Equipment Maintenance 344.85 Library Ideas Llc Library Computer Service Materials 80,000.00 Metal Supermarkets Wheat Ridge Building Supplies 266.83 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 270.02 Midwest Tape Library Books & Materials-Dvd 6,201.49 Monoprice Inc Computer Supplies/Software/

Equipment 51.04 Neteo Inc Telephone Services 60.00 Overdrive Inc Library Computer Service Materials 1,500.00 Overdrive Inc Library Books & Materials-Digital 15,526.07 Piedmont Plastics Inc Graphic Supplies 122.50 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 993.35 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 4,021.63 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Transportation 15.00 Spectrum Audio Visual Computer Hardware & Software 550.00 Sticky Fingers Cooking Program 245.00 Susan Mcbeth Programs 500.00 Third Week Books General Supplies (Other) 5,344.31 Waxie Sanitary Supply Janitorial Supplies 98.44 Zoom Video Communications Inc Software Maintenance Agreement 11,880.00 Library Fund Total 351,443.84 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 7.88 Metlife Home And Auto Insuranc (92.71) Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 202.08 United Healthcare Uhc Medical Claims 464,444.77 Benefit Plan Fund Total 464,562.02 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 47.28 Cares Act Fund Total 47.28 Aaron D Rollins Jcso Uniforms (Goods/Inventory) 400.00 Aed Everywhere Inc Swat Minor Equipment & Supplies 97.90 Centura Health Laboratory Service 2,700.00 Colo Dept Of Agriculture Equipment Maintenance 112.00 Conner Riley Revenue Refunds 5.00 Denver Health And Hospital Authority Laboratory Services 680.00 Hydrocore Concepts Llc Swat Minor Equipment & Supplies 484.20 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 912.51 Jenna Lyn Gardner Jcso Uniforms (Goods/ Inventory) 248.00 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 206.98 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 50.75 Michalene A Parreco Jcso Uniforms (Goods/ Inventory) 153.95 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 1,179.19 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 3,283.77 Source Office Products Office Supplies 4.68 Stadium Medical Inc Laboratory Services 405.00 Telelanguage Inc Professional & Technical Services (Other) 50.00 Patrol Fund Total 10,973.93 Legalshield Employee Legal Services (15.76) Inmate Welfare Fund Total (15.76) Alexandra A Dressler Mileage 40.21 Bearsaver And Securr Medical Supplies/Drugs 1,167.00 Duane J Dominguez Mileage 29.68 Greg Giddins Professional & Technical Services (Other) 3,846.15 Jessamyn L Woodward Mileage 63.84 Legalshield Employee Legal Services 7.88 Livestories Prepaid Expense 35,000.00 Mary K Sloan Mileage 68.94 Metlife Home And Auto Insurance 15.82 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Child Care 2,280.05 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 2,350.69 Urszula Tyl Mileage 90.33 Public Health Fund Total44,960.59 Gaul, Colleen E Consultant Services 400.00 Public Health Fund Grants Total 400.00 Cgrs Environmental Services Environmental Services 25.00 Jeffco Garnishments Alight Garnishments-Child Support/Levies 511.84 Key Rite Security Security Services 861.00 Rps Plan Administrators Inc Flex Medical Insurance 62.50 United Site Services Of Colorado Inc Trash Removal Service 1,195.18 Airport Fund Total 2,655.52 T2 Ues, Inc. Road & Street Improvements 12,750.00 Southeast Sales Tax - Capital Project Fund Total 12,750.00 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments Other 8,937.00 Client Payment Hs-Assistance Payments Rent 928.00 Community Development Fund Grants Total 9,865.00 Grand Total 5,949,315.27 Legal Ad No.: CC444559 First Publication: August 4, 2021 Last Publication: August 4, 2021 Published In: Canyon Courier July 23, 2021 CLEAR CREEK COUNTY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS EXECUTIVE SEARCH & RECRUITMENT FINANCE DIRECTOR BACKGROUND

Clear Creek County is seeking competitive proposals from qualified executive search and recruitment firms to conduct a national search leading to the selection of a new Finance Director.

The Finance Director, under general direction of the County Manager, optimizes the financial performance of the County in order to fulfill the Board of County Commissioners’ priorities and goals. The Director is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of finance operations and implement

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Public Notices ing the County’s financial, accounting, budgeting and purchasing policies and directives. The position evaluates and advises County Manager and the BoCC on long range financial planning and provides clear, succinct and accurate data for fiscal decision making along with timely and reliable reports on the County’s financial status and budgetary performance. The Finance Director ensures the County’s financial compliance with state and federal laws, establishes and maintains internal controls, coordinates and manages the budget process, and prepares the comprehensive annual financial report. The position provides leadership and direction to 2.5 budgeted FTE positions in the Department. The selected executive search firm shall specialize in recruitment for municipal organizations, as defined in the Scope of Services, and/or have extensive executive-level personnel recruitment experience. Proposing firms must demonstrate that they, or the principals assigned to the project, have successfully completed engagements similar to those specified in the Scope of Services section of this RFP and to organizations similar in size and complexity to the County. All proposals submitted must remain valid for a minimum period of ninety (90) days after the date of the proposal opening. SCOPE OF SERVICES The contractor shall perform all Services described in this section and all obligations set forth in the professional services agreement.

The contractor will conduct a national recruitment (including attracting, interviewing, and hiring) of a Finance Director and assist the County Manager in selecting a qualified candidate, including the following services:

8. Assisting the County Manager in the selection of semifinalists and finalists;

1. Working with the County Manager and Leadership Team to develop characteristics and attributes of the successful candidate, selection criteria, and recruitment process;

10. Developing and coordinating a final selection process with the County Manager, including interviews with County Manager and staff, City tours, and interaction with County employees and community members;

2. Developing recruitment strategies and timelines for approval by the County; 3. Developing an accurate and enticing job profile and a custom brochure describing the Finance Director position, the County organization and the community, for approval by the County; 4. Conducting targeted recruitment of qualified and experienced individuals; 5. Marketing the position on a local, regional and national basis (including social media, online job listings, and other appropriate resources); 6. Receiving and processing application materials; 7. Providing initial screening of all applications against the qualifications required in the job description and recommending potential semifinalists and documenting the reasons for not selecting applications;

9. Conducting credential verification and background referencing at the appropriate time;

11. Planning for any on-site portion of the process including scheduling travel and lodging arrangements, per County specifications; 12. Conducting all background and reference checks on the final candidate(s); and, 13. Providing timely notification and any necessary follow up and feedback to all candidates not selected for the position. To review the entire Request -for-Proposal conditions and requirements, please visit the County website: Please address questions and submittals to: Brian Bosshardt County Manager’s Office 405 Argentine Street P.O. Box 2000 Georgetown, CO 80444

(303) 679-2490 The deadline for submittal is 12:00 p.m. local time, August 16. Legal Ad No.: CC444558 Legal Ad No.: CCC000153 First Publication: August 4, 2021 Last Publication: August 18, 2021 Published In: Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant

Commissioners on zoning, subdivision and other land use planning issues. Studies and prepares master plan documents. Meets once per month on the third Wednesday in Idaho Springs, with additional meetings and site visits as necessary. There is a vacancy for three Full Members on the Planning Commission for 2021. Legal Ad No.: CCC000152 and CC444557 First Publication: August 4, 2021 Last Publication: August 11, 2021 Published In: Clear Creek Courant and Canyon Courier


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Planning Commission Clear Creek County advisory boards and commissions offer an opportunity for citizen participation in local government. Service on boards is voluntary and appointments are made by the County Commissioners. Letters of Application for vacancies on the board listed below should be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444, OR Fax: 303-679-2440. OR Email: Deadline for applications is: opened until filled. PLANNING COMMISSION: Seven members, three-year terms. Advises the Board of County

LEGAL NOTICE Under C.R.S. Law §38-21.5-103 Evergreen Self Storage will sell/dispose of misc. furniture, and misc. household items in Unit #250 and #251. Contracted to Laura Russell Cowles, last known address, PO Box 162, Indian Hills, CO 80454. The sale will take place August 11, 2021, between 11:00am and 2:00pm at Evergreen Self Storage, 30705 Bryant Drive, Evergreen, CO. For information call 303-674-9911 Legal Ad No.: CC444556 First Publication: July 28, 2021 Last Publication: August 4, 2021 Published In: Canyon Courier

The newspaper, yes the newspaper, is still America’s best portable information device. In these complex times, newspaper newsrooms continue to produce the most trusted journalism available anywhere, thanks to teams of dedicated, professional reporters and editors. That’s why more than 100 million Americans pick up a newspaper every day. So impress your family, friends and co-workers by enjoying the most portable, easy-to-use information device available anywhere. No charger required. Canyon Courier August 4, 2021 * 2

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Admn Assistant to the Principal / CCHS / Benefits Preschool Paraprofessional / Carlson Preschool Positions at Georgetown Community School Head Custodian FT / Benefits / CCHS Custodians (2 Positions) FT / Benefits / King Murphy / CCHS Head Cook / Benefits / King Murphy Cook (2 positions) / King Murphy and High School / PT Small Vehicle Driver / FT / Benefits Bus Driver / FT / Benefits Asst Football Coach / HS Cheer Coach Visit our Website to View All Open Positions Apply at: Clear Creek School District RE1, does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to the Director of Human Resources, Robin Payne, 303-567-3851

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*Animal Shelter Assistant: Hiring wage is $14.90 - $16.39/hr DOQ *Code Enforcement Officer: Hiring wage is $22.64 - $24.90/hr DOQ *Control Tech: Hiring wage is $20.14 - $22.15/hr DOQ *Detentions Deputy: Hiring wage is $29.23 - $30.11/hr DOQ *Deputy Sheriff Patrol: Hiring wage is $33.94 - $34.96/hr DOQ *Dispatcher: Hiring wage is $24.62 - $25.35/hr DOQ *Equipment Operator I for the Transfer Station: CDL; Hiring wage is $18.00 - $19.80/hr DOQ *Equipment Operator II for Road and Bridge: CDL; Hiring wage is $21.00 - $23.10/hr DOQ *Laborer at Transfer Station: Hiring Wage is $14.90 - $16.40/hr DOQ *Permit Services Technician: Hiring wage is $21.49 - $23.64/hr DOQ *Plan. & Bldg. Serv. Assistant: Hiring wage is $16.35 - $17.99/hour DOQ *Part Time Animal Shelter Assistant: Hiring wage is $14.90 - $16.39/hr DOQ *Part Time EMT: Hiring wage is $20.14 - $22.15/hr DOQ *Part Time Paramedic: Hiring wage is $23.27 - $25.60/hr DOQ Taking applications until positions are filled Please view the HR page on the County Web Site to see benefits offered. See full job descriptions and application at: Under I want to - on the left-hand side of the drop down - under Apply For/ Register- Click on Jobs in Clear Creek County - This will take you to the job posting site. Clear Creek County is an ADAAA/EEO employer.

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Jefferson County Road and Bridge is hiring! • CDL • Operators • Laborers • Customer Service

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Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates.

Come join us! We are currently hiring motivated and dedicated individuals to work in various support service positions across the district! Join our organization and be part of a team making a difference in the lives of children!

Departments hiring include: - Early Childhood Education - School Age Enrichment - Custodial - Food and Nutrition Services

- Security - Transportation - Para Educator-Independent Support

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To view available positions go to our jobs board: Questions: Please contact Human Resources at 303-982-6515

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JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT JOBS WITH JEFFCO PUBLIC SCHOOLS! August 6, 1-4 pm Jeffco Public Schools Education Center 1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, Colorado 80401


Now Hiring for the 2021 Season

Georgetown Loop Historic Mining and Railroad Park Full Time and Part Time Seasonal Positions Flexible start dates & Schedules

Food and Nutrition Custodial Transportation School Age Enrichment Program (SAE) Preschool Paraprofessionals/Para Educators Independent Support Para Educators


New hires will be responsible to complete fingerprinting High School diploma/GED required for some positions Must enjoy working with children

Food & Beverage Service · Mine Tour Guides · Guest Services Telephone Reservationists · Depot Ticket Agents Train Crew · Gift Shop


Benefits-eligible positions available Opportunity for growth PERA retirement Be an integral part of educating and enriching the lives of students!

Most starting rates $15.00 per hour and upward depending on experience.

Apply in person at: 1520 Argentine St, Georgetown, CO 80444 or download an application at For more information please call 801.319.3015 or 800.456.6777

The positions are available for application on the Jeffco Jobs Board.

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NOW HIRING! Library Assistant — Circulation/Operations Library Assistant — Programs 20 - 30 hours per week

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One year of library or relevant work experience Computer/tech fluency Flexibility to work mornings, nights, and weekends at our library branches in Idaho Springs and Georgetown Must pass a background check

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Competitive wages and benefits Collaborative, supportive team Flexible management Professional growth and learning opportunities Charming work environment (spend your workday surrounded by books in our historical libraries!)

Application deadline: August 22

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Mac Nation Café is looking for Restaurant help. Full and Part time…Flexible hours. Front and back of House. Cashier, expediters, food prep, dishwashers, runners. No experience needed – we will train. Good wages and Great tips. Looking for Fun energetic workers to work with our awesome crew. You can be 16 to 60, it doesn’t matter to us….Just looking for some fun hard working people. Come join the Noodle crew as we are expanding our business! Be part of our team! To apply or for more information: • 720-220-3614 • 303-808-8386

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Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast located between Conifer and Evergreen on HWY 73 is looking for an out going social person to join our team. There are a wide range of responsibilities including lite cleaning, welcoming guests and serving breakfast. We do have flexible hour with both morning and afternoon shifts, experience is not require. Phone; 303.670.1205 or email; Looking to Earn Extra Cash!!

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Miller Goldstar 300-AC_DC Heliarc Welder (Tig Machine with Foot Feed) Has portable cart, long leads and torch. It was used at Rocky Flats in the 1980’s. The cart holds 3 bottles. Gas and hoses are included. I have a receipt for the Argon Bottle. $500 or Best Offer or would consider a trade of Value Call 303-423-6347

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The family-friendly Golden Bicycle Cruise takes place on the last Tuesday of the month from May to September. It takes place at a new location this year, the Armory parking garage. The event features beer, bands and bikes, complete with a fun theme for each month. For July, the theme was the colorful “Red, White and Blue!” More information is available on the event’s Facebook page @TheGoldenCruise.

Kids hang out at the July 27 Golden Cruise.

A bicyclist sets off for the July 27 Golden Cruise with a flag and kid in tow. PHOTOS BY PAUL ALBANI-BURGIO

An organizer passes out ice cream sandwiches to kids at the July 27 Golden Cruise event.

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