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Arapahoe County, Colorado • Volume 92, Issue 50

Block of Clarkson closes to traffic Permanent shutdown starts with barricades By Tom Munds Signs and barricades were erected Jan. 22 as the 3400 block of South Clarkson Street was closed to through traffic, as part of the plan for a renovation of Craig Hospital. Signs at the north end of the block announced the street was closed, and a crew prepared to set up concrete barriers behind the signs. There was a similar scene to the south about mid-block at the top of the hill. The road-closed signs were just north of the entrance to the Swedish Medical Center parking garage. There were barriers at the south end of the block, along with signs announcing there was no outlet to the north. At the same time, city crews were put-

ting up new signs in the area. There are now “No Outlet” signs at the south end of the now-closed block. At the same time, another crew was installing new hospital zone signs that set the speed limit in the area at 20 mph. Work is being done on the streetlights and, eventually, there will be flashing beacons at the Hampden pedestrian crosswalks at the west side of the intersection at Pennsylvania, at the east side of the intersection at Pearl and at the mid-block pedestrian crossing west of Washington. Craig asked for the closure in order to put the entrances to the north and south entrances on the same level. There were objections from some residents at meetings and a public hearing but, late last year, the Englewood City Council approved the closure. Plans call for the creation of a vehicle turnaround at the south end of the block, while the north end of the block will be part of Craig’s $90 million expansion and renoClarkson continues on Page 7

A sign-company employee pulls a metal barrier in place as the 3400 block of South Clarkson Street is closed to through traffic. Drivers still will have access to the parking garage on the south end of the block. Photo by Tom Munds

River project about to start Equipment will arrive to work near Red Tail Lake By Tom Munds

lease on space in the civic center,” he said. “We worked hard cleaning and painting so we could open on Dec. 3, the day of the first Englewood Holiday Parade. We handed out hundreds of bags of popcorn as people stopped by to check us out.” When it first opened, events were limited, but today, the City Center Community is a busy place with a variety of activities. “Our reason for being here is to help people,” Cheadle said. “But we also want to connect people to people by opening our facility to other groups and organizations.” The week’s schedule details center activities such as drumming classes, a knitting community, a yarn-spinning group and a prayer meeting. Cheadle said the anchor event is still the Friday Night Films. Each week, everyone is welcome to stop by, have some popcorn and sometimes additional snacks as they watch a family movie. There were about 30 people at the movie on Jan. 18. Cheadle joined a group of volunteers, popping and handing out popcorn as cartoons showed on the screen as a prelude

Tentative plans call for equipment to begin moving into place later this month so work can begin on improving a section of the South Platte River south of the Carson Nature Center. “We finally have the long-awaited approval from the Army Corps of Engineers for this project so I expect, weather permitting, for work to begin before the end of January,” Debbie Brinkman, Littleton mayor and chair of the South Platte Working Group II, said during the Jan. 10 Tri Cities meeting. “Equipment will move in to deepen the channel, create ripple pools and calming ponds for the fish and clean up the silt choking off Red Tail Lake from the river.” The upcoming river improvements will be the latest in projects that have been spearheaded by the South Platte Working Group. Susan Beckman, then Arapahoe County Commissioner, was the moving force behind forming the group in 2006. The group planned to work on improving recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat along the South Platte River through Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan. In about five years, the group secured $25 million in grants, including a $5 million Legacy Grant from Great Outdoor Colorado, and used the money to complete more than 20 projects. The projects included everything from building five bike/pedestrian bridges across the river to enhance connection with existing hiking and biking trails to acquiring about 40 acres of land to preserve green space along the banks of the river. In late 2012, with the grant money spent and planned projects improving parks and recreational amenities along the river completed, South Platte Working Group I “retired.” But, almost immediately, the South Platte Working Group II was established. Brinkman, who was a member of the original group, helped get the second group going. It has received a $5 million Arapahoe County Open Space grant to continue to make improvements and enhancements to areas in and around the river. As with the original group, the membership of South Platte Working Group 2 is made up of representatives including Little-

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Founder Dave Cheadle hands out popcorn to volunteers, from left, Ivan Laric, Beckie Sechler and Paul Milroy at Friday Film Night at the City Center Community. Photo by Tom Munds

Pastor’s vision is solid reality Dave Cheadle’s dream of gathering place now in third year By Tom Munds Englewood resident Dave Cheadle resigned as a full-time church pastor in 2010 to launch his vision of creating an Englewood community gathering place on a

shoestring and a prayer, plus assistance from friends and family. The City Center Community is located at 901 Englewood Parkway, just east of the stairs leading to the Englewood Light Rail Station. Cheadle, who has lived in Englewood for 25 years, said he long wanted to give back to the community by opening a place where everyone was welcome to drop by to watch a movie or just hang out. “The break came in late 2010 when a donor agreed to help me take a short-term


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When you wish upon a car . . . The elfin 1970 Saab sits in front of the house — unmoving, somewhat fraillooking — like an aging body worn down by time and circumstance. Patches of rust spot the beige paint; dents bend the chrome bumper; a milky film clouds the windows, shielding the torn upholstery inside. Much to his wife’s dismay, Larry Beetham towed it home almost six months ago, from a barn where it had rested for more than 20 years. “We just don’t have the space,” she told him. “We have a two-car garage and now four cars and a motorcycle.” And then, something remarkable happened. Call it luck, fate, maybe divine intervention. Larry’s not sure. All he knows is the little car given to him for free turned out to be a priceless gift — a road trip back to his childhood and his dad, who died six years ago. Along the way, he rediscovered the depth of a father’s commitment to his family. “It was a connection, not a destiny,” Larry says of the car. “But by some design it came to me.” The story begins in the mid-1960s when James Beetham and his two sons — Larry was about 6 then — saw their first Saabs at the Denver car show. It was, almost, love at first sight. By the end of 1966, James owned a Saab franchise in Greeley. “I spent my childhood riding around in these little Saabs,” Larry, now 53, remembers. Developed by airplane engineers, the Swedish cars became known for aerodynamic shapes and innovative differences — ignitions on the floor, electric window locks in the middle console — and their devoted fans. To this day, Saab owners are unwavering in loyalty and passion. At 19, Larry bought his first, a 1973 bright yellow Saab, from his father. He bought his second, a red 1977 Saab, in

1982. In 1988, he married Ann, the daughter of a Midwest auto mechanic who understood and appreciated cars and could recite models of just about any car that passed. “That’s one of the things that drew me to Ann,” Larry says. “I thought, ‘OK, she might put up with some of my stuff.’” Ann was driving an Acura. With no space or money for car registrations and licenses, they sold the Saabs and bought a Jeep. Two sons came. A series of cars, including a van, came and went from the driveway. A Saab, a 1998 green 9000, didn’t reenter Larry’s life again until 2004. By 2008, the non-Saabs had been replaced by two more Saabs, one black, the other a flirty red convertible. The year Larry bought the green Saab he also joined the Rocky Mountain Saab Club. Last summer, one member, moving from Evergreen for health reasons, wanted homes for three old Saabs stored in his barn. Two other members made their choices first; Larry took the one left, a Savannah beige 96 that had been towed into the barn in 1988 as a parts car. Larry inspected it closely. A little rust. Solid floorboards under the soiled carpet. Door panels in good condition. Weatherstrip around the doors in good condition. Headliner in excellent condition. Although the engine didn’t run, Larry declared it “a solid car,” trailered it behind

his green Saab and pulled into his brother’s car wash in Golden to spray out the pine needles in the fender and the gray dust and spiderwebs blanketing the engine. Then he parked it outside his Littleton home. Ann suggested Larry name the car Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, which also happened to be his dad’s favorite saint. “That’s it, Dad!” son Kyle, 16, agreed enthusiastically. “We’re gonna name it Jude!” And here, the story takes its twist. The previous owner never retitled the car when he bought it in 1988 and the address of the original owner was a J.F. and A. Garcia of Greeley. “What are the odds your dad sold him the car?” a Saab club member asked Larry. One August weekend, when Larry was helping his mother around her Greeley home, down in the basement he rummaged through his dad’s old, steel work desk — still packed with files. As he flipped through a stack of envelope-sized slips, he noticed a sales transaction that read “June 13, 1970, Saab, Garcia.” He opened a drawer and a white card “jumped out” and fell on the floor. “It wanted me to find it,” Larry recalls. It was a Saab owner identification card, which contained the serial number of a demo car received by Larry’s dad on Jan. 22, 1970. The serial number matched the Saab number on the title of the car parked outside Larry’s home. Larry started laughing: “I’ve got a car that my dad actually sold and, not just that he sold, but that he had.” That day, poignant memories rose from the papers, mingling amid the excitement of discovery, to remind Larry about the challenges his dad faced trying to support a family of eight children while running a business. “He would come home when I was a kid and he didn’t know how he was going to

SO MUCH INSIDE THE HERALD THIS WEEK Cost crunch. Englewood firefighters could begin training at another location, since the city’s facility faces expenses under new regulations. Page 6

Hard numbers. Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson shared some of his views on the federal debt during a visit to Centennial. Page 4

Exotic outing. The National Western Stock Show is a different world for city dwellers. Page 5

Age no barrier. Yvonne Dowlen is 87, but the former Ice Capades performer is still getting around on skates. Page 9

Birthday bashes. Various Colorado ski resorts are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year, including Vail at 50. Page 10

make it work.” Larry’s voice thickens and falters as he remembers. “He would pray to St. Jude. St. Jude would look over him and get him through.” And “sometimes,” Larry says, a smile brightening his face, “he would come in with a roll of bills and say, ‘Let’s take a test drive and go to Johnson’s Corner for dinner.’” His father, who died at 90, was 60 years old when he gave up the Saab franchise. “It was hard when he sold the dealership,” Larry says. The discussion about the coincidence of the Saab, St. Jude and Larry’s dad continues. “One of my sisters said ‘Dad’s guiding that from heaven,’” Larry says. “I don’t think certain things happen by chance,” Ann says. “I think there’s more a spiritual connection with certain things.” Larry’s still not sure. But one thing is certain. “If it was designed that way,” Ann says, “it’s Larry’s obligation to bring it back to its original condition.” He’s working on it. Parts are on the way. He will soon move the car from the cold curb into the warmth of the garage where he can tinker when time allows. With help from a friend, he started the engine last summer. His son turned the key. Neighbors watched. Larry documented the event on video. “It has life,” he said happily as the car blew a cloud of accumulated exhaust. “It’s not a hopeless cause.” And that, for the time being, is the end of the story. Luck. Fate. Divine intervention? You decide. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303566-4110.


School district • Jan. 21 All offices, shops and schools are closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. All schools and facilities resume regular schedule on Jan. 22 Bishop Elementary School 3100 S. Elati St., 303761-1496 • Jan. 25 The Parent Advisory Committee will meet at 8 a.m. • Jan. 28 Students with birthdays in January will have lunch with the principal. Clayton Elementary School 4600 S. Fox St., 303781-7831 • Jan. 25 The Parent Teacher Organization’s movie night will be held starting at 6 p.m. Refreshments including popcorn will be for sale. • Jan. 29 Fourth-graders will take a field trip to the state Capitol. Cherrelyn Elementary School 4500 S. Lincoln St., 303-761-2102 • Feb. 1 Coffee chat with the

principal will be held at 7:45 a.m. Grade level awards assemblies will be held at different times during the day. Charles Hay Elementary School 3195 S. Lafayette St., 303-761-8156 • Jan. 25 A Cougar Roar Assembly will be held at 8 a.m. to honor individual students for academic and citizenship achievements. • Jan.30 A Parent-Teacher-Student-Association meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. • Jan. 31 The annual science fair for fourth- through sixthgraders will be held at 4:30 p.m. Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School 2323 W. Baker Ave. 303-934-5786 • Jan. 25 Students who signed up will take a field trip by bus to Breckenridge for a day of skiing. • Jan. 28 It will be a short schedule day. • Jan. 30 The School Accountability Committee will meet at 6 p.m.

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Local housing market looking good Economist says sales, prices on their way up By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews. com Patricia Silverstein, president of Jefferson Countybased Development Research Partners, compares the country’s economic recovery to a long traverse up a big mountain — slow, steady, treacherous and frustrating. “There are times when

you’re going straight across and it feels like you’re getting absolutely nowhere,” she said. Speaking Jan. 15 to the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, Silverstein said the news is good for the metro-area housing market. A normal year would see an average of 17 homes sold for every 1,000 people in the state; Silverstein predicts the number will be 16.6 in 2013. There was a 17.5 percent increase in sales in 2012 over the year before, and prices are well above

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the national median — $257,000 here, compared with $178,000 nationally. “Our expensive housing market might a little bit of a detriment,” for potential employers looking for a location, she said, but she notes that its stability compared with other areas could offset that. Foreclosure filings are decreasing in the sevencounty Denver metro area, down to 15,516 last year from a peak of 26,520 in 2007. Silverstein predicts there will be 14,895 this year.

‘Our actions are kind of speaking louder than our words right now.’ Economist Patricia Silverstein She asked the Realtors if they were falling over each other for the slim pickings of new units. Last year 8,000 were built in the metro area, as compared to 27,000 in 2000. They look different, as well — about a third are apartments, more than the usual quarter. Silverstein

attributes that in part to aging baby boomers who no longer want to care for a big house. “The idea of the white picket fence may not be as appealing as it once was,” she said. The demand for housing declined during the Great

Recession as families consolidated — kids moving back home or empty nesters moving in with elderly parents, for example. “But people are now at a point where they want their own place to live,” said Silverstein, creating a great opportunity for sellers. She notes that while people say they’re still uncertain about the economy, overall spending is on the rise — up 5 percent nationally from 2011 in 2012. “Our actions are kind of speaking louder than our words right now,” she said.


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Alan Simpson targets debt in local stop Former senator sees entitlements, defense spending as unsustainable By Deborah Grigsby Pushing a plan to reduce the nation’s debt, former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming made an exclusive stop in Centennial, mobilizing business and grassroots support for his Fix the Debt campaign. Simpson spoke at the invitation of John Brackney, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce president and co-chair of Fix the Debt’s Colorado chapter. More than 150 people turned out for a Jan. 21 reception at the chamber to hear the 81-year-old, 6-foot-7 curmudgeon discuss what his nonpartisan project can do to improve the country’s fiscal health. “It’s not an issue of how we got here, it’s what do we do about it now,” said Simpson, a Republican. “You sent guys like me to Washington to bring home the bacon, and if we didn’t, we didn’t get re-elected ... and we all made promises we couldn’t keep, and that’s pretty much where we are today.” Simpson, along with former Clinton Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, commissioned by President Obama in 2010. The Simpson-Bowles plan — which garnered a number of high-profile supporters but didn’t gain congressional approval — pledged to reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion, stabilize public debt by 2014, reduce debt 60 percent by 2023 and eventu-

Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming offers a warning to those who hesitate to engage their elected representatives, suggesting the nation’s continued “addiction to debt” and polarized positions on entitlement spending put the nation’s future at risk. Simpson spoke Jan. 21 at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, urging individuals and businesses to actively engage the government in fiscal responsibility. Photos by Deborah Grigsby ally eliminate it by 2035. Today, the national debt exceeds $16 trillion. Speaking without reserve, a salty Simpson insisted that when it comes to Social Security entitlements and their effect on the budget, the numbers speak for themselves, saying the program has a $900 billion negative cash flow. “When I was a freshman at the (Univer-

sity of Wyoming), had hair, weighed 260 pounds and thought beer was food, there were 15 people paying into Social Security and one person taking out,” he said. “Today there are three people paying in and one person taking out; in three years, there will be two people paying in and one person taking out.” Simpson added that on any given day, more than 10,000 Americans are turning

65 and the nation’s life expectancy in three years will close to 80, rendering the entire system, as it stands, unsustainable. By 2031, Social Security checks will be 25 percent less, and in two and a half years, Social Security disability insurance will be gone due to overuse. Defense spending was also on Simpson’s list of targets. “Our defense budget is $740 billion,” he said. “The defense budget of the top 17 countries on earth, including Russia and China, combined is only $540 billion.” Department of Defense school systems, Medicare, hospitals, the home mortgage deduction, taxes and tort reform — Simpson left no stone unturned. Businessman Jim Lambatos, who owns Ivy, an upscale restaurant in Centennial, said Simpson’s ideas are refreshing. “I really got a lot of insight into why most Americans don’t understand the situation this country is in, and it’s sad,” said Lambatos. “From today’s event I’m really taking away a philosophy of working smarter, more efficiently and focusing on sustainability.” “We have many of the same challenges in local and state politics as there are at the federal level,” said Phil Cernanec, Littleton city councilmember. Simpson closed with a warning. “Hang on, because when March comes, we’re just gonna kick the can down the road,” he said of the upcoming vote by Congress to raise the debt ceiling. “And if any 30-year-old can’t figure out what’s gonna happen to them when they turn 65, they don’t need any help from me. They are gonna get creamed.”

Bill targets ID theft that hits vulnerable Foster children more likely to be victims By Vic Vela

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A Littleton lawmaker is seeking to expand identity theft protections for youths who are a part of the Colorado foster care system. State Sen. Linda Newell, a Democrat, introduced legislation on Jan. 16 that would extend existing identity theft protections to young persons in foster care who are in the custody of the state Division of Youth Corrections, as well as to those in state mental hospitals. Newell said who are part of the foster care system “are three times more likely to be identity theft victims.” That’s because important information belonging to a foster child, such as a Social Security number, often is accessible to many different people who have been a part of that child’s life. “Biological parents, foster parents, people in the system,” Newell said. “They’re just more exposed.” Newell said that she’s heard several stories from young persons whose parents or foster parents used their Social Security numbers to obtain credit, only to wreck it after failing to pay bills. When the kids grow up and leave the foster care system, they often don’t know their credit is ruined until they’ve tried to obtain loans or rent apartments, the lawmaker

said. “They’ve already been abused,” said Newell. “Let’s make sure they’re not being beaten up any more.” Newell led the charge in 2011 to pass the original legislation that protected many youths in foster care from that sort of thing. But Newell said improvements to the law are necessary to keep up with federal guidelines. The new bill would allow foster youths in the DYC system and mental hospitals — who currently are excluded from protections that the 2011 act laid out — to receive free annual credit reports, as opposed to just a single report, which is what current state law allows. The youths would get further assistance if there are any inaccuracies or signs of ID theft found in their credit reports. Newell is confident the legislation will pass, saying she hasn’t “heard any backlash” from Republican colleagues. “Republicans, the first time around, were very good about this bill,” she said. State Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, voted for the original legislation two years ago. Roberts — a lawyer who has had experience in cases involving foster children — had not seen the new bill as of late last week, but said that “from what I’ve heard, it’s a good idea.” “I think there needs to be sufficient protections for these kids,” she said. “Identity theft is a very serious concern. Whether you’re under 18, or over 18, it can ruin your life.”

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National Western visit is adventure City dwellers get look at country life By Tom Munds

The sights, sounds and activities make the National Western Stock Show an adventure trip, because those are not the daily sights, sounds and activities most city dwellers experience. A visit to the sprawling National Western complex is an entry to the world of livestock judging, horse shows, displays of farm equipment and demonstrations on different subjects. For those who like to shop, there is a vast array of vendors offering an almost endless variety of merchandise. The National Western is called “the Super Bowl of livestock shows” with judging and sales of cattle, sheep and a number of other animals. People come from all over the United States and several other countries, and thousands of animals pass through the grounds during the run of the show. “We drove 17 hours to show our cattle,” Josh Lorenz of Grand Park, Ill., said as he cleaned up his animal tied in an outside pen. “I came out with a neighbor family to help them out and to show my animals. We are readying the cattle to move inside the barn because we’ll be showing our animals pretty soon.” Inside the barns and stock show arena there is a beehive of activity. saidOwners wash their animals in an beingarea dubbed “The Bovine Beauty Shop.” Then the animals are taken passback in the barn where they are manyblow-dried, clipped and readied go into the arena to be judged e lawand, in some cases, to be sold at uide-


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auction. For those who like shopping, the opportunities are almost endless, as there are about 900 vendors in the exhibition hall. Food is readily available. A customer can choose from about 40 vendors offering menus varying from chips and salsa to a steak dinner. But education is important, too. Parker-based HawkQuest attracted visitors to get an up-close look at live birds including a falcon, owl and eagle. “These birds are so cool,” Arapahoe County 9-year-old Mike Redman told his mother. “They are beautiful and I want to use my money to buy a T-shirt so I can remember them.” Dana Remy had the microphone, explaining something about each bird. “This is a busy time of year for us,” the Parker resident said. “In addition to the National Western and the Sportsmen’s Expo, we accept invitations to visit schools around the metro area. We take the live birds with us to all our demonstrations. Adults like to see them and the kids love them.” The booth was staffed by volunteers including Littleton resident Ray Carter. “I went to a HawkQuest demonstration to take pictures and fell in love with the birds,” he said. “I have been a volunteer for about seven months now and I love it. It is a good way for a retired police officer from Iowa to spend his time.” Parker resident Travis Klee also is a HawkQuest volunteer. He is studying zoology at Colorado State University and said it is a plus for him to work with the birds. He said he first saw HawkQuest as a Boy Scout, got interested, and not long ago, a neighbor talked him into volunteering and he is glad he did. Education is also the focus of the third floor of the exhibition hall, where activities are geared to

Josh Lorenz cleans up one of the cattle he will show at the National Western Stock Show. Illinois resident Lorenz traveled 17 hours with a neighbor family in order to show his animals. Photo by Tom Munds children. There is a miniature train for kids to ride and a wide variety of displays, including a petting zoo. Lines of youngsters on field trips from their schools make their way up the steps to the petting zoo, learn about the uses of corn, see how eggs get from the hens to the house and a several other hands-on demonstrations. “This is an annual field trip for us,” Douglas County resident Lydia O’Connell said as she guided her preschool students to the petting zoo. “Most of these kids live in urban areas and many of them never see a live sheep, goat or cow and don’t have any idea how food is grown. It is an educational experience for them and I learn new things about the farm life every year I come down here.”

Littleton resident Roy Carter lets an Alaskan eagle spread its wings during a HawkQuest demonstration at the National Western Stock Show. HawkQuest has a number of birds and puts on the demonstration about every hour.

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Hall, located on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets for the show are $5, and children 4 and younger are admitted free. Linda Elliott will be the master of ceremonies for this year’s event. Performers will range in age from kindergartners to seniors in high school. Their talents will be divided into three categories: voice, musician and variety. Acts are divided into three age groups - kindergartner through fourth-graders, fifth- through eighth-graders and ninth- through 12th-graders. Englewood’s first-place winners in each age group in each talent category will represent their community in the state competition that will be held March 2 at Adams City High School in Commerce City. Judging from the re-

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sponse, Night of the Stars is a popular event. Michelli said there were more than 50 inquiries about the auditions but, because of the two-hour time slot for the show, the entries were limited to 40 acts. Night of the Stars traces its roots back to 1982, when the Englewood Recreation Department decided to offer area residents an opportunity to “shine” on stage and created an annual talent show. The program continued until 1993, when it was put on hold. However, it was reintroduced in 2004 and appears on each year’s recreation department calendar of events and activities.

A crowd of hopefuls like last year’s gathered earlier this month for Night of the Stars auditions. Forty acts were selected for the talent show that will be held Feb. 1. File photo

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Fire facility faces uncertain future Loss of users, new rules could mean sale By Tom Munds The silence that generally shrouds the fire training facility at 2301 W. Chenango Ave. is very different from the time when there always seemed to be firefighters honing skills, from using the Jaws of Life to practicing with a firehose. Englewood Fire Chief Mike Pattarozzi told the city council at the Jan. 7 study session that the center’s future is uncertain, due to the fact that Englewood is the only department still using the facility and the cost of complying with new regulations. “The fire training facility has been a great asset for us,” Pattarozzi said. “But there are issues about keeping the center in operation since we are now the only user. Another issue is a requirement to treat water used in training. We have an application in to the state for a discharge permit so we can use a filter system to meet the requirement to treat all the water used in training. If the permit is approved, the cost of the filter system and the cost to make the needed repairs to the burn building could be about $150,000 to $200,000.” He said the Englewood firefighters will still need to train and, if the local facility is closed, the department would have to go to another facility. He said there are several modern fire training centers like those in Denver, Parker and the one that is closest, the West Metro Fire Protection District facility at Kipling Street and U.S. 285.

A tower, salvaged cars and other devices are used by firefighters at the fire training academy. The future of the site is uncertain as departments leave for more modern facilities. Photo by Tom Munds “The West Metro has a state-of-the-art facility, and going there offers the advantage of training with other departments,” Pattarozzi said. “However, travel time to the West Metro facility is about 20 minutes, which means our crews will be out of service while training at that facility. That would be a different issue because, when we trained at our facility, the proximity to the city allowed crews to leave there to answer calls.” The city currently pays $48,250 a year to maintain and operate the local fire training

facility. Englewood has been offered the opportunity to train at the West Metro facility at a cost of $2,000 per firefighter, which would be an annual fee of $102,000. “In a perfect world we would continue to train at the Chenango facility,” the fire chief said. “But it is not a perfect world, and we may have to move to a different facility. The logical choice would be West Metro because of its location, and it would be a step up as far as the training facilities available. Also, it would offer multi-department training, which we can’t do now.”

Pair aim to shake up politics Brackney, Vogt plan ‘Common Sense Party’ By Jennifer Smith Together, they’ve helped create things as simple as the Haunts of Littleton ghost tour, as worthy as the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative and as complex as the entire city of Centennial. Now John Brackney and Brian Vogt are taking it national, aspiring to create a new brand of politics they’ve dubbed the “Common Sense Party.” Longtime friends and conspirators, Brackney succeeded Vogt as the president of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where he remains today. Vogt went on to head up Denver Botanic Gardens. “This is not a chamber event,” Brackney told the 40 or so people who showed up at Romancing the Bean coffee shop for an inaugural meeting Jan. 19. “This is a John and Brian crazy-idea event.” As crazy as it sounds, the two are approaching it quite seriously, saying they don’t want to be just a group of people sitting around complaining. “I’m a rationalist,” said Vogt. “I look at things and think you can always solve a problem. … I like to get stuff done.” Joining the two as group organizers are Andrew Graham, John Vachalek and Patrick Pratt. The plan was born of their frustration with the debilitating effects of today’s extreme polarization in politics, they say. “Prudent management of government should not be the great cause of our time. It should be a given,” they write on

Council members generally supported exploring moving Englewood fire training to the West Metro facility. Council Member Bob McCaslin and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward both said there appears to be no choice but to move to West Metro. Mayor Randy Penn agreed and said West Metro is the best choice because of its proximity to Englewood. He added that, if the Chenango fire training facility site is sold, Englewood’s portion of the money should be used to cover the cost of training at the West Metro facility. Kraig Stovall, deputy fire chief, said Englewood and Littleton partnered to build and open the fire training academy in the late 1970s. Later, Bancroft and Castlewood fire departments became partners in the facility, sharing the costs of maintenance and operation. Eventually Bancroft and Lakewood departments merged and became West Metro Fire and Rescue Authority, while Castlewood eventually became South Metro Fire and Rescue Authority. The land is owned by the four partners in the facility, Englewood, Littleton, West Metro and South Metro. “Over the years, there were a number of departments who were subscribers which meant they paid a fee to use the facility,” Stovall said. In the last few years, West Metro and South Metro built their own facilities and no longer supported the Chenango facility. Then, in 2009, Littleton moved its training to the West Metro facility and withdrew its support of the Chenango site, leaving Englewood the only facility user.

POLICE BRIEFS Assault suspect arrested

A description of an individual and the vehicle he was riding in enabled Englewood police to arrest a 21-year-old man as the suspect in a felony menacing case. Englewood began the investigation about 12:45 p.m. Jan. 12 following a report that an individual had been menaced by a man with a knife. The report included the suspect and vehicle descriptions. A short time later, Englewood offices saw the vehicle leaving the area of the assault. The vehicle was stopped at Dartmouth Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive and the suspect was arrested. He was taken to Arapahoe County Jail and could face charges of felony menacing and violation of a protection order.

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John Brackney, far right, explains his vision for the Common Sense Party to those who attended its inaugural meeting at Romancing the Bean on Jan. 19. Photo by Jennifer Smith their Meetup page. “Competence is not a transcendent mission, a rallying cry for a nation. Yet, we cannot move on to bigger and better visions until we get our house in order. No dessert until we finish the vegetables.” Vogt offered a theory about how things have gone so awry: The Greatest Generation sacrificed everything for its children, but ended up raising them to never be stressed, never want for anything. “We’re the most spoiled generation that American’s ever seen,” he said. “That embarrasses me as a boomer.” Attendees spanned personal, professional and political spectrums: young, old and in between; Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliateds; attorneys, students, entrepreneurs and politicians. Common bonds included dissatisfaction with a broken system, a desire to bridge gaps, concern about the economy and JANUARY APRIL SPECIAL SPECIAL

valuing a grassroots, local approach. “If we think that what’s going on around us is irrational, then we need to work toward rationality,” said Vogt. Many expressed the notion that in reality, more things unite than divide them. Vogt stressed an initial focus on finding those things and acting on them, then moving on to more contentious matters. He asked the members to form four working groups to get started immediately: one to establish core values, one to identify tangible opportunities, one to study the lessons of history, and one to come up with workable tactics. He urged attendees to spread the word and recruit like-minded folks to the movement. “There are incredible ways that the smallest things, anywhere in the world, can really catch on and catch fire,” he said.

Englewood police checked out a report about 8 a.m. Jan. 12 concerning two people who were sleeping in a covered patio area in Cushing Park. During the investigation, it was discovered the 37-year-old man had an active warrant for his arrest issued by Lincoln County. As he was being arrested and handcuffed, ofChea ficers found he was trying to hide a small envelope of white powder in his hand. The powder fieldto th tested positive for methamphetamine. The man was taken to the Arapahoe County jail “T on the warrant and could face additional chargesBake to sta of possession of a controlled substance. ago Fishe Investigation finds forgeries to dr A police investigation of two people for smokweek ing marijuana in the civic center plaza about 1:15 H p.m. Jan. 16 led to the arrest one of the individuals, he w a 26-year-old woman, who had active warrants for “I her arrest, and a search of her property discovered enjoy she had a checkbook with 50 apparently forged daily checks. ed th According to the police report, the checks had to liv apparently forged signatures and forged payees. is gre The suspect was also found to have drug paraphernalia in her purse. The woman was taken to the Arapahoe County jail on the warrant, and the investigation of the case of possession of forged instruments continues.

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ership than other departments. “The responses indicate opportunities for improvements, specifically in supervision, which we can focus on for the upcoming year,” said City Manager Michael Penny at the time of the survey. “The good news in the areas of ‘senior management’ and ‘supervision’ is we have control over those areas and can work toward positive change.” Coogan and division chiefs Bill Christensen and Bob Brandt are taking advantage of an incentive offered to all LPD sworn officers ages 57 and older. In exchange for retiring now, their health insurance will be paid until they’re 65. It’s anticipated other officers might take the deal as well. Coogan took the helm in 2007 after controversial Chief Gary Maas retired; an independent study had concluded Maas was ruling a department in turmoil and there was great dissatisfaction with senior

staff among rank-and-file officers. Christensen and Brandt had also served as Maas’ commanders. There was much hope in the department that Coogan would effect positive change in the culture of LPD. However, controversy developed around Coogan in August 2011, when former City Manager Jim Woods ordered an investigation into allegations that Christensen was recording and listening to Lt. Sean Dugan’s phone calls without his knowledge. There was evidence that Coogan was aware of Christensen’s actions, though she denied knowing the recording system had been activated. Although it was evident Christensen had listened to the conversations, the criminal investigation was hindered when several employees violated city policy by declining to cooperate, including Brandt, Lt. Gene Enley and Lt. Paul Creadon. Creadon was Dugan’s supervisor at the time.

Littleton Police Chief Heather Coogan will be retiring. File photo Christensen was ultimately cleared by an internal investigation after the district attorney’s office declined to file charges. Enley, Creadon and Dugan have since all been reclassified as commanders. Enley will replace Coogan as acting chief, and Creadon and Cmdr. Kim Ferber will replace the division chiefs. Christensen has had a myriad of other complaints lodged against him by employees over the years, in-

cluding one that resulted in former LPD crime analyst Sheree Matousek filing a civil case against the city, which is pending in district court. Coogan says she’s proud to pass the torch to “people I believe in and who possess great leadership skills.” Littleton isn’t the first city to witness controversy involving Coogan. In 1987, she was a Denver Police Department officer. Her current husband, Tom Coogan, was the chief and was mar-

ried to someone else. He resigned after acknowledging the two of them were having an affair; she kept her job. Penny points to Coogan’s accomplishments during her tenure at LPD, most notably the expansion and improvements of the department completed in May 2011. She served as president of the Metro Chiefs, the Arapahoe Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and the Police Officer Standards Training Board. She earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement in 2011. “Heather, Bob and Bill have devoted a substantial part of their lives to making Littleton one of the safest communities in Colorado,” said Penny. “We owe them a debt of gratitude for their dedication to our citizens and the police department.” Penny said a recruitment process to permanently fill the positions is being developed.

Littleton resident Rosalie Schiff was advocate for change Activist dies at 87 after years of service Rosalie Schiff, who died Jan. 13 at age 87, touched hundreds of people in Littleton and across the state during a long, active life. S h e and her husband, Dr. DonSchiff ald Schiff, moved to Littleton in the early 1950s so he could become the Littleton Clinic’s first pediatrician. Prior

to that, they spent a period on an Indian reservation in North Dakota — an experience that increased her lifelong interest in social causes. The couple had four children: Stephen, Jeffrey, Susan and Douglas, and as she was rearing them, she also became an active member of the local chapter of League of Women Voters, an organization where she advanced to the local and state boards over time. She made many lifelong friends in LWV and elsewhere in the metro area who shared her ongoing interest in politics at all levels. Some are now members, as she was, of “Maria’s group” in Littleton, which

meets monthly for currentevents discussion and mutual support. She became involved in numerous political campaigns over the years with the Democratic Party and with local contests. From 1975 to 1987 she was executive director of Colorado Common Cause, where she co-invented the “sunshine” and “sunset” provisions, legislative devices that became popular across the country. She also served on the national board of Common Cause. As founding member of the Littleton Human Relations Council, formed at a time when there was resistance to minority families joining the community, she

organized meetings, lectures and interracial groups. She also worked with troubled mothers through the Henry Kempe Foundation, which is focused on treatment and prevention of child abuse. In 1968 she was named Littleton’s “Mother of the Year” by the Littleton Independent, an annual honor awarded by editor Houstoun Waring. Her family was a continual source of pride, and the Schiffs often flew across the nation and around the world to be with them for special occasions and family gatherings. A visitor to her home was immediately aware of multigenerational family pho-

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to the movie. “This place means a lot to me,” Zacc Baker said as he waited for the movie to start. “I came here a couple months ago to another ministry, Loaves and Fishes. I saw the program and decided to drop by and check it out during the week.” He said when he came on Fridays, he was warmly welcomed. “It is great to have a place to relax, enjoy a movie and get away from the daily pressures,” said Baker, who added that he doesn’t have a steady place to live. “It is a family atmosphere and it is great to have a place like this where I

am welcome to come and hand out for a few hours.” Cheadle said financially keeping the place open was touch and go for a while as the operations depended on individual donations to pay the bills. “Things have changed over the two years. Now we feel our facility is financially sustainable, thanks to some regular individuals and support from four local churches,” he said. “We are excited about a new program that will be held her starting Jan. 26.It will be an English as a second language class. We have a trained teacher and it appears Arabic will be the first language for most of the students.” Another change is the makeup

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vation. The north end of the block will be a park-like area connecting the two hospital buildings. It will increase safety for people going back and forth between the building and will

enable Craig to create an entrance to the hospital. The park is being built so bicycles will still be able to travel the length of the block. Sam Treadwell frowned as he watched the barricades being put in place. “I guess I under-

stand Craig’s reason for the request, but I don’t like the street being closed because I use Clarkson to go south a couple times a week,” he said. “I guess now that the closure is a reality, I’ll learn to live with it and find a new route, but I still won’t like doing it.”

of the staff at the facility. For quite a while, Cheadle, with the help of family and a couple friends, was there every hour the doors were open. He said that has changes as he has been able to build a strong group of volunteers which means he can spend more time at home with his family. “It has been good to see the center grow and serve the people,” he said. “I feel blessed by some of the special moments we have experienced, like at one of our Christmas parties when a guy came up and thanked me and said it was a shame things couldn’t be like this with the quiet, peaceful atmosphere and everyone getting along. That was very special.”

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ton, Englewood, Greenwood Village and Sheridan, South Suburban Parks and Recreation and utilities like Urban Drainage and Control District. They work together to plan projects

and pool resources to make the projects happen. Tentative plans are to continue to improve the riverbanks and channel as well as river access north from South Platte Park through Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan.

tographs, as well as numerous art objects collected through the years. She is survived by her husband and children Stephen Schiff, Jeffrey Schiff, Susan Schiff Geist and Douglas Schiff. Daughters-in-law are Blair Tate, Rebecca Schiff and Pei Schiff, and Richard

Geist is son-in-law. Twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive her. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family suggests contributions may be made to a charity of one’s own choosing. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Helping the nation starts at home Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson pulls no punches. He is crusty, direct, sometimes profane and he isn’t all that concerned with what people think of him. But he certainly cares about the future of this country. The outspoken Republican from Wyoming was in the Denver area on Jan. 21 to share his views on the topic he has grown synonymous with in recent years, the national debt. He has some complex, controversial and detailed ideas on reducing that $16 trillion mountain. But when Simpson took some time to speak with us before addressing an audience at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, what stood out most was his call to action for everyday people. “If you love your country, get involved,” he told us. We strongly endorse that message. And Simpson sets a great example as someone who has spent many of his 81 years being

OUR VIEW involved. He served briefly in the Army in the 1950s, was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in the 1960s, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1979-1997. In 2010, as the co-chair of a commission tasked with tackling the nation’s fiscal challenges, Simpson and Erskine Bowles, chief of staff for President Clinton, authored a plan that gained some popular support but not approval of Congress or the president. Simpson did not give up and is still taking on the debt, now as a co-founder, along with Bowles, of the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt. South Metro Chamber President John

Brackney, it should be noted, is a member of the steering committee for the campaign’s Colorado chapter. Brackney and the chamber, like Simpson, should be applauded for working to bring attention to the debt. So what can you do to get involved? Go to town halls. Ask questions. Write letters to the editor. Challenge your government officials when appropriate. Praise them when appropriate. These are basic, but effective, ways to make a difference as a citizen — whether your mission is debt reduction or saving a playground from being turned into a parking lot. And for young people thinking of going into politics, Simpson suggests they focus on the work itself and enjoy it, rather than worrying about climbing the political ranks. Don’t be afraid to start small, be it the local school board or the city council. Be

Ask yourself: What’s the good word? One of our very astute readers from the community reached out last week to thank me for all of the columns over the past few years. Jim shared with me that although he began reading my column with skepticism and doubt, eventually the consistency in each column finally won him over. The consistency he mentioned was the choice of words that I use. Jim used several examples of specific words from prior articles that he said helped him finally make some changes in his own life. Words like positive, joy, passion, hope, encouragement, success, love, kindness, enthusiasm, achievement and commitment were included among the many in the “word bank” he is now keeping for himself. You see, Jim had been raised in a less than positive home and environment. He felt like he had surrounded himself with friends and acquaintances that also exuded a less than energetic and enthusiastic attitude. He even said that his current family situation had become one in which no one was happy, positive or motivated. Jim made a choice a several months ago to start collecting the words from this column and include them in his vocabulary with everyone he came in contact with. He shared that although he started slowly using just one or two words a day, before he knew it every sentence he used included some form of positive, uplifting, encouraging, inspiring and motivating words. And here is the part of the email that really got me: “It was funny Mr. Norton, the more I used those words, the better I felt about myself and the more I smiled. I almost couldn’t help myself but smile and everyone around me started smiling too.” Now I certainly didn’t invent those words, and I am not the master motivator as some such authors and experts are, but I am and will continue to be a messenger of a positive message. We should all have a “Jim” in our lives

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What are your top movie picks of 2012? Nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were released Jan. 10, with a few surprises. One that wasn’t a surprise: “Lincoln” leads the list with a total of 12 nominations. The 85th annual Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24.

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and if we don’t, maybe we can also become a little like Jim and adopt that positive outlook, build our own word bank of the words that resonate with us, and then share our powerful and positive new vocabulary with everyone we meet or greet as a part of our everyday conversations. Do you think you can add those words, say them out loud and not smile or look happy? I have to believe that the answer is no. I am absolutely convinced that we can all make such a huge difference in our community if we consciously made word choices that others found empowering and motivating. When we fill our heads and hearts with positive thoughts and emotions, over time we can eliminate any of the negativity that has gripped and/or run our lives in the past. It’s a new year; let’s make it one of sharing winning words and see how our lives and the lives of others just may change. What does your word bank look like? What are your `go-to’ words? What would happen if they were all positive instead of negative? I would love to hear all about it at and when you do, I promise that you and everyone around you will have a better than good week.

We asked a sampling of movie fans at the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 movie theater complex for their top picks of 2012. Their choices ranged from animated happy romps to serious award nominees based on historical events.

“‘Argo.’ It had an interesting story line and was based on a true story. I thought it was well directed. And it had a happy ending.” Jane Lockheart, Sedalia

“‘Lincoln.’ I loved the actor, Daniel Day Lewis, and the story. I just thought it was incredibly well done, and very intense.” Gary Lockheart, Sedalia

“‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ It was just kind of like it brought the kid spirit back out in me. Most sequels aren’t as good as the first one, but I thought that one was better than the original.” Kaira Brothers, Highlands Ranch

“‘Hunger Games.’ I liked the action. I liked how it kept you on the edge of your seat, and it leaves you wanting to see the next one.” Chelsea Rich, Highlands Ranch

prepared to challenge and to be challenged. Above all, be prepared to compromise because politics is like a good marriage in this regard: If one side insists on getting his or her way 100 percent of the time, not much constructive is going to happen. But through give and take, things can progress, as Simpson knows, having been married nearly 60 years. “If you think compromise is a dirty word, don’t get into politics,” Simpson says. He knows compromise, having taken his share of heat from both the left and his own party. His politics could be viewed as too liberal for the GOP and too conservative for Democrats, and that’s just fine with him. Whether you like his politics or not, like what he says or not, Simpson has a passion for service. And for sharing that, we owe him a great debt.

I am a patriotic American citizen, and my family have been loyal Americans going back a long, long way. My great-greatgreat-great-grandfather, Abraham Clark, signed our Declaration of Independence. That document, passed 15 years before the Bill of Rights was amended to our Constitution, contained this statement: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those who vigorously advocate for the Second Amendment, guaranteeing the right to bear arms, must also recognize our right not to have those arms turned against us, thereby depriving us of our right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. They must also acknowledge our First Amendment right to free speech, viz: • Our right to raise an alarm and ask that they be detained, if we detect behavior on their part that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that they intend to harm us while exercising their Second Amendment rights with firearms. Furthermore, they must respect the Ninth Amendment, which protects rights not specifically enumerated elsewhere in the Constitution, namely: • Our right not to be terrorized or murdered by someone exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms. • Our right to government protection from harm by such persons exercising their Second Amendment rights. • Our right to assurance that mentally deranged people do not enjoy Second Amendment rights. • Our right not to be held hostage, in the courts or the Congress, by a lobby that favors an originally unintended interpreta-

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tion of the Second Amendment. • Our right through proper legislation to deny ownership of firearms or other weapons which have no place in a civilized society, and which have no other conceivable purpose than to wage war and wreak wholesale carnage. Lawrence B. Perkins Highlands Ranch

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If we are to believe the NRA, the solution to mass killings such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School is still more guns, maybe even in the hands of classroom teachers — perhaps a return to the days of the Old West where we take prevention and retribution into our own hands. Is there a more iconic Old West town than Tombstone, Ariz., or a more iconic Old West figure than Wyatt Earp? On April 19, 1881, Town Marshall Earp enacted Ordinance Number 9 in Tombstone, which required everyone arriving in town to leave their guns with him and not get them back until they were leaving town. Time magazine reports in its Jan. 14 issue that we Americans own 88.8 guns per 100 people (by far the highest in the world) and have a gun homicide rate of 3.2 per 100,000. Canada with tighter gun controls has comparative figures of 31.3 and 0.1. Australia’s numbers are 15.0 and 0.1. Japan 0.6 and 0.0. So our gun homicide rate is about 32 times that of other countries that are “like us.” Even Wyatt Earp could figure it out. When will the rest of us learn? Gary Wyngarden Sedalia

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TANNER GUN SHOW Yvonne Dowlen, left, stands with her daughter Sherry. Both women actively compete in figure skating. Yvonne, who is 87, laced up her first pair of skates when Franklin Roosevelt was president. Photos by Deborah Grigsby

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303-756-3467 When Yvonne Dowlen laced up her first pair of skates in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House. And now, almost 75 years later, the former Ice Capades soloist still hits the ice with poise and grace — even skating competitively. “It’s just my thing,” Dowlen said. “I love to skate.” Dowlen began her career as a professional skater at 13 on a lake in Evergreen. By the time she was 18, the Lakewood resident was skating on a 20-foot by 20-foot square of ice at the famous Adolphus Hotel in Dallas She even performed with the Ice Capades. After Dowlen married and had kids of her own, she settled into motherhood, but wasn’t quite ready to shelve her skates permanently. “I took both my kids out on the ice and we made it a family thing,” she said. Her daughter, Sherry Dowlen, 49, also skates competitively and is a fivetime U.S. Figure Skating adult champion with more than 500 medals and awards. The elder Dowlen said she’s lost

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At 87 years young, Yvonne Dowlen still hits the ice at Family Sports Center in Centennial with style. She is a member of the International Skating Institute and is the oldest figure skater still actively competing in the United States. track of her medals and has quit counting. The younger Dowlen said when it comes to exercise, her mother prefers the chill of the ice rink over “a sweaty gym.” Yvonne, who will turn 88 in July, still skates as much as five times a week, and enjoys watching the youngsters on the ice around her. “I’m just amazed at what the young kids do these days,” she said. “They are so much better than I was at their age, and they’re starting so young, you know they’ll be good.” Yvonne, who was in Centennial Jan. 20 at the South Suburban Family

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Skiers have been enjoying the powder at Vail Resorts for 50 years. The resort has hosting celebrations all winter to mark the anniversary. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts

Ski areas celebrate across Colorado Vail man grew up lucky with three resorts By Ryan Boldrey Pete Seibert Jr. doesn’t know life without a pair of skis. Like so many Coloradans, his first taste of the Centennial State’s winter wonderland took place at Loveland Ski Area, which his dad managed in the 1950s. It was when he was 7, though, that his dad changed the face of Colorado ski country forever. Along with a tight-knit group of friends, all of whom were serious skiers, Pete Seibert Sr. turned an empty valley full of vision into the reality now known as Vail. That was 50 years ago, and this winter Vail is one of a handful of resorts across the state celebrating a landmark birthday. Loveland just blew out a cake with 75 candles on it Jan. 12. “We had a couple things working against us, with the cold and the Broncos playoff game, but everyone that came up had a great time,” said Loveland marketing director John Sellers, adding that the resort’s celebration will continue through the end of March with its 75 days of giveaways and plenty of specials. Tommyknockers, the nearby Idaho Springs brewery, has also made a special anniversary beer. Loveland has just 31 percent of its terrain

open, but has eight of nine lifts running. “We are hopefully one good storm from dropping some ropes and getting a lot more open,” Sellers said. “It looks like there’s going to be a shift in the weather pattern and we’ll finish out the month snowy, but weather is hard to predict beyond a week out.” Down the road at Vail, skiers and boarders are enjoying having 30 of 31 lifts and 98 percent of the terrain open, and although their big bash is behind them too, there is plenty going on the rest of the winter to help celebrate the resort’s history. There will be interactive ice sculpting at the Gore Creek Promenade through Feb. 10 and guests can visit the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum all season long. Vail’s original marketing director, Roger Cotton Brown, also created a special documentary for the 5oth, titled “Vail, the Rise of America’s Iconic Ski Resort,” which will be showing in the Lionshead Welcome Center through April.

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Other resorts in nostalgic party mode this season include Copper Mountain, which celebrated its 40th anniversary opening weekend, Eldora, which turned 50 this winter, and Steamboat, which just concluded a 10-day party to commemorate 50 years. Steamboat Springs’ Howelsen Hill — the training ground for 79 Olympians — will hold its 100th Winter Carnival Feb. 6-10. “We used to go down to the winter carnival at Steamboat each year when we were kids,” Seibert Jr. said. “We grew up on the

Jeremy Jones of Truckee, Calif., eyes Loveland Ski Area from the top of the ridge. Loveland is offering 75 days of giveaways and other specials to mark its 75th anniversary season. Courtesy photo by Dustin Schaefer

Bruce Ruff of Golden enjoys some fresh powder at Loveland Ski Area. The closest big mountain to Denver, Loveland is celebrating its 75th season this winter. Courtesy photo by Dustin Schaefer east side of Eagle County, where sheepherders were replaced by the skiers, but going down there you’d get into the thick of cowboy country. We’d go on a ski tour through town and the cowboys would pull us.” While Seibert Jr. has skied all over Colorado and the West, most of his memories stem from his days as a youth in Vail, where he has been selling real estate for the last 20 years and still takes advantage of as many powder days as possible each season, some of them with his dad’s friends who helped make Vail what it is today. “It was just an incredible stroke of good luck to be born into that situation and have a chance to experience it,” he said. “It was (my dad’s) creativity, energy and effort, not mine, though, that made it all happen.” Seibert Sr. died 10 years ago, but left behind one of the world’s most visited resorts. “The town has changed a lot over the years, but what makes Vail ‘Vail’ is all of the local places, many of which have been around since the beginning,” Seibert Jr. said. “Once you get to the backside of Vail it is a lot like it was in the late ‘50s though, before there were lifts. It helps keep you grounded.” At that time, Seibert Jr. recalls, summers were like “a real Huck Finn sort of thing, out in the woods and playing in the creek.” He also remembers days when the town of Minturn was where you had to go for groceries or a movie and when the doctor left the mountain each spring when the snow melted. As much as things have changed though, the freedom found in skiing will last forever.

Hoping for a 7 p.m. reservation at Barolo Grill, Elway’s Cherry Creek or Ocean Prime during Denver Restaurant Week(s)? Prime time seats at those foodie favorites are filled. The menus for the 9th Annual Denver Restaurant Week(s) (Feb. 23 to March 8) last week went live at, and many of the most popular spots were “fully committed” (restaurant speak for “you’re out of luck, pal”) before the end of the work day with the exception of early (5 p.m.) or late (after 9) reservation slots. But with more than 300 restaurants already participating in the event that charges $52.80 per couple ($26.40 for one) for a three-course meal, there are plenty of eateries to go around. But, if you snooze, you lose. One way to check reservation availabilities is to go to www.opentable. com. “The great fun of restaurant week is gathering together friends, exploring the hundreds of menus on the website, and then experimenting and trying new restaurants or revisiting old favorites,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, the owner and organizer of the event. More than 300 restaurants have already signed up to participate in 2013 with more coming on board every day. “We will continue to post menus on the site as we get them from the restaurants, so it pays to check the site frequently,” Scharf said. While the event continues to grow — with 339 restaurants participating last year, Denver broke all records for restaurant weeks across the country — some beloved fine dining spots opted out this year. Perhaps most notably, was the decision by Bonanno Concepts, the restaurant company owned by chef Frank Bonanno, to “86” its two white tablecloth spots, Mizuna and Luca d’Italia, from the Denver Restaurant Week(s) menu. Other lower priced Bonanno Concepts restaurants — Osteria Marco, Russell’s Smokehouse, Lou’s Food Bar and Bones (which are all wonderful) — are still part of the program. “Frank gives his chefs freedom when it comes to menu creation and events, and the chef teams at Mizuna and Luca d’Italia have decided to decline participation in this year’s Denver Restaurant Week because they simply prefer to run business as usual,” said Lauren Hendrick, PR and marketing coordinator for Bonanno Concepts. “It’s really as simple as that.” A new feature on the website allows diners to share their “Must-Dine” lists with their friends on Facebook, giving them yet another way to make their plans. Based on surveys, a record 404,400 meals were served during DRW 2012, up 12 percent over the 360,480 total meals served in 2011. Website traffic at the DRW site saw 7 million page views in 2012. Scharf encouraged diners to make reservations early, but sent a word of warning to “no shows.” “Please honor your reservations,” he said. “One of the most frustrating things about the event is when people make a reservation, and don’t show up, denying other diners that time slot. Don’t be a no-show! Please notify the restaurant if your plans change so they can fill that table.” And, on another note, please remember Parker continues on Page 18


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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Zuzana Paryz, BPOR, CNE, CDPE What is your specialty and what does that mean for the What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? people you work with? If I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. Realtor®

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Real estate is one of the most exciting and biggest investments one can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience. I pride myself on taking the time to get to know each and every client individually and listening to their specific needs and wishes. I’m ready to negotiate to obtain the best deals, determine your optimal selling price and provide you with all the necessary facts you need to make an informed decision. What is the most challenging part of what you do? The most challenging part is handling weekends. It simply is not realistic to think you will not need to work on weekends in this field. Quite often, weekends are when the most activity will happen.

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f you either are or have been a landlord or tenant, you undoubtedly have heard of Colorado’s treble damage statute pertaining to security deposits. Knowing that the statute exists is not enough. It is important to understand how it really works. The purpose of a security deposit is to provide the landlord with a financial resource in the event of a default by the tenant or for damages done by the tenant to the property. However, the money, although held by the landlord, still belongs to the tenant. Colorado law requires that at the end of one month after the termination of a lease or surrender of the premises, whichever occurs last, the landlord must ei-

ther return the full amount of the security deposit to the tenant or provide the tenant with a written accounting of the damages incurred and how that portion of the security deposit is to be withheld and applied by the landlord to repair damages. This is true, whether there is a written lease or not. The landlord may, in a written lease, extend the one month time period to no more than sixty days from the lease termination or surrender of the premises. If the landlord fails to either return the full amount of the security deposit or does not provide the written accounting required by the statute, together with the check for the remainder of the security deposit, the landlord forfeits all of his rights to recover any part of the security deposit. The landlord then also becomes potentially liable for treble the amount of the security deposit, plus attorney fees and court costs, in the event that suit is brought against him. However, in order for the tenant to recover treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, he must send a written notice to the landlord providing him with a seven day notice that a suit will be brought in the event that the full amount of the security deposit is not returned.

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It is then too late for the landlord to get a second bite of the apple and refund only that portion of the security deposit after damages are deducted. The landlord must return the full amount of the security deposit since he has forfeited all of it in failing to comply with the original one month or 60 day deadline called for by the statute, under C.R.S. 38-12-103. T o o often landlords think that they can provide a list of damages within the seven day notice period and return only that portion of the security deposit that they feel the tenant is entitled to because of the damages incurred. However, the landlord has missed the boat

landlord to include in his lease a 60 day time period within which to return the security deposit in order to give him sufficient time to assess the amount of damages, if any, that were incurred. It is also important to note that the landlord may retain the security deposit in full for non-payment of rent, abandonment of the premises, non-payment of utility charges, repair work or cleaning contracted for by the tenant. He may not retain any portion of the security deposit for normal wear and tear. Knowing how the statute works is essential to understanding your rights, whether you are a landlord or tenant.

and is now responsible for the full amount of the deposit despite any damages that may have been done to the premises. If the case is brought to court, the landlord will be stuck with treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, but may be allowed an offset for the damages incurred. If he fails to request that offset, he might have to bring a separate court action only on damages incurred to the premises, but in both cases, he will still be stuck with treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, all of which will make his oversight, even if an offset is allowed, a losing proposition. It is probably a good idea for a


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Cookbook sends gluten scootin’ Author’s tour includes stop in bookstore in Highlands Ranch By Sonya Ellingboe As we write, author Anne Byrn has started on a book tour that will bring her to the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover Book

Author Anne Byrn will talk about “Unbelievably Gluten-Free” at Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover on Jan. 31. Courtesy photo

Store at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. She visits Seattle, Minneapolis, Grand Rapids and Phoenix before she arrives in Denver to promote “Unbelievably Gluten-Free.” Byrn, who has published several imaginative, best-selling cookbooks such as “The Cake Mix Doctor” — including one on gluten-free cakes and desserts — had requests from her audiences to please help out with recipes for gluten-free dinners. In Denver, they asked for fried chicken, pot pie and pizza, for example. Her audiences swapped tips and she took notes, instead of just being the speaker. She spent about a year developing recipes that used sweet rice and sorghum flours, spaghetti made from corn, gluten-free baking mix, pizza crust, panko crumbs, corn tortillas and brown rice noodles, which she found at her supermarkets — with some searching. Cream sauce can be made by cooking down heavy cream until it thickens and gluten-free bread makes better croutons and crumbs if toasted. She writes: “It is estimated that one in 133 people in the United States and Canada suffers from celiac disease, where the body is not able to metabolize gluten.” Many more people are sensitive to gluten and a number of those also need dairy-free food. Many of her recipes have a dairy-free variation, although that’s not possible for those with a heavy cheese component. Her recipes have notes on preparation,

alterations and more. They are clearly written with easy instructions and many are prefaced by a little story about the recipe’s origin — a plus for those of us who read cookbooks as much as they cook from them. One finds recipes for Breakfast and Brunch; Little Snacks and Nibbles; Soups and Stews; Breads; Chicken, Meats and Other Mains; Pasta and Pizza; Salads and Sides; and Sweets. Among the Mains is Mexican lasagna, which sounds like a good bet for most family dinners. She says not to worry if tortillas come in a different size — just estimate the bulk. And to make this or other recipes calling for beef lower-calorie, substitute ground turkey, Byrn advises.

Mexican lasagna (serves 6 to 8)

1 pound lean ground beef Olive oil (optional) 2 cups frozen, canned or fresh corn kernels 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 cup salsa 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 container (16 ounces) low-fat, small-curd cottage cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 garlic clove, crushed in a garlic press 12 corn tortillas (8 inch)

Economic Development Group Hear Optimistic Forecast at First Meeting of the Year by Manny Gonzales

The future of economic development in the Denver area lies in innovation, technology, taking advantage of entertainment district opportunities and providing support to small businesses owners through federal loans. This was the report from city and state economic development directors to the South Metro Denver Chamber’s Economic Development Group (EDG) last week. Paul Washington, the city of Denver’s economic development director, and Deborah Cameron, the director of Business Development at the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, were the featured speakers at the EDG’s first meeting of 2013. They shared encouraging outlooks for business development in the metro area and the rest of the state. “Work is currently underway to determine what’s our Colorado business brand that will help position us to recruit

a lot of new companies to the state,” Cameron said. Cameron pointed to recent priorities set by Gov. Hickenlooper’s office that will result in the legislature considering a bill that provides economic development incentives for startups. The bipartisan-supported Advanced Industries Accelerator Act would allow the state to funnel funding to early-stage technology companies and concepts, she said. Typically those companies lack the profits initially to allow them to take advantage of tax credits provided through current state incentives. “The new year is off to a fabulous start, “ she said. “Those industries are critical to the economy.” Washington told the 80 business executives in attendance that Denver’s future economic growth would rely heavily on the prosperity of businesses in the metro region as a whole and said the city would make moves in the future to provide assistance to businesses outside Denver’s boundaries. The first pillar of Denver’s economic development strategy will be centered on business retention, Washington said. The city is focused on retaining the more than 26,000 businesses within its boundaries and is creating a database of all major commercial leases so

that city officials can track and meet with business leaders before they start thinking about leaving Denver. “We’ve already been able to retain one of our largest headquartered businesses thanks to this initiative,” Washington said. He also revealed future development plans, such as developing the area south of Sports Authority Field as an entertainment district that will keep fans in the area before and after Denver Broncos games. Another future strategy will be to develop the National Western Stock Show area into a yearround center devoted to education and understanding the “Spirit of the West.” “The stock show and the stadium are really going to fit into a broader range of thinking,” he said. The Economic Development Group is a premier group at the Chamber - a regional organization that attracts decision makers from major companies throughout the South Metro Denver region. All EDG members are Investors in the Chamber. For more information and a listing of EDG members go to To join the group and the Chamber, please contact Manny Gonzales at

Mexican lasagna is a family dinner recipe from “Unbelievably Gluten-Free.” Courtesy photo

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Heat oven to 375 degrees, mist a 9x13 pan with cooking oil. Crumble beef into a large, non-stick frying pan and place over medium heat, adding olive oil if it sticks. Brown, drain off any fat and add corn, tomato sauce, salsa, chili powder and cumin and simmer 2-3 minutes. Combine cottage cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, oregano and garlic in a bowl. Assemble: Place a layer of corn tortillas in the pan, spread half of the beef mixture, all of the cottage cheese mixture, remaining tortillas, remaining beef mixture. Cover with foil and bake 3035 minutes, until heated through. Remove from oven, top with cheddar cheese, replace foil and let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Calendar of Events For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at or call 303-795-0142. Friday, January 25th:

3:00 pm: Presidents Leadership Forum: Mark Pieffer, President of Colorado Technical University The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 4:00 pm: Chamber Unplugged hosted by the American Cancer Society The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

Monday, January 28th:

4:30 pm: Chamber Connectors Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

Tuesday, January 29th:

5:00 pm: Women in Leadership: MAKERS Women Who Make America Rocky Mountain PBS, 1089 Bannock St., Denver

Tuesday, February 5th:

4:00 pm: The Fiscal Cliff, Our National Debt, and What It All Means The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

Wednesday, February 6th:

4:00 pm: Genghis Grill 1 Year Anniversary Celebration 9617 E. County Line Rd., Centennial

Thursday, February 7th:

P2 Studios... just hair opened with a flair as owner Paula Russo cuts the ribbon on her new salon with staff, clients and fellow Chamber Investors. The studio is known for its visionary hairstyles in an intimate and relaxed setting where quality is paramount. The trend-setting team is comprised of a special group of artists known for their expertise, communication, variety, imagination and knowledge. They invite you to stop by for a free, no obligation consultation at 9225 S. Broadway in Highlands Ranch.

7:30 am: Healthcare Policy Taskforce The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 4:00 pm: FastTracks New Investor Orientation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

Friday, February 8th:

Economic Development Group Investor Breakfast The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial


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January 25, 2013

Audience favorite returns to Littleton ‘Forever Plaid’ on stage at Town Hall By Sonya Ellingboe


“Forever Plaid” plays through Feb. 10 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays and Jan. 26; plus 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. Tickets cost $20 to $40, 303-794-2787, ext. 5,

The Air Force’s Stellar Brass Ensemble will perform a free concert at Littleton United Methodist Church. Courtesy photo

Concert is case of military brass The six musicians in the United States Air Force Stellar Brass Ensemble perform in a broad range of musical styles: Renaissance music, American folk songs, Latin style, jazz, marches, barbershop …. The versatile sextet will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-794-6379,

‘Blue Notes’ show coming

“Blue Notes” is the title of the first free concert in 2013 by the Highlands Ranch Concert Band. It will perform at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The program includes “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin; a march, “True Blue” by prolific band composer Karl King; and “The Blue and the Gray (A Civil War Suite)” by Clare Grundman, an influential composer of band and wind ensemble repertoire. For information on this event or on how to join the Highlands Ranch Concert Band or Swing Shift, its Big Band offshoot, contact band president Kelley Messall, 303-6834102 or visit

Dance students to perform

Colorado Ballet Central and South Academy students in the pre-professional division will showcase their dancing in a program at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, at 4 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets, $10/$5, are available at or at 303-9877845.

‘Hair’ auditions slated

Audition notice: “Hair” at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Director is Nick Sugar. Auditions held noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 2, with callbacks 6-10 p.m. Feb. 3. Prepare 36 bars of music in the style of the show. You may sing from the score. Accompanist provided. Resume and headshot required. Must be over 18. Nudity and hair are not required to be considered. All

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ethnicities encouraged to audition. Video submissions will be considered. Rehearsals will start April 14 and performance dates are May 17 to June 16. Be familiar with the show. For appointment, contact Kim:, 303794-2787 ext. 5.

Paperback Palooza

The Friends of the Arapahoe Library District host the annual Paperback Palooza from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 1-4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 Biscay Circle, Centennial. Thousands of paperbacks for 50 cents and an expanded better books section at various prices. Stock up for winter reading and help your library. Last year, the Friends granted the library more than $100,000.

CSO ensemble at school

An ensemble of Colorado Symphony musicians will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Highlands Ranch High School, 9375 S. Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, to benefit the school’s orchestra, conducted by Ryan Woodworth. Performing will be: Claude Sim and Beth Kipper, violin; Anne Ainomae, viola; Thomas Heinrich and Silver Ainomae, cello. The program includes: Anton Arensky: “String Quartet No 2, Op. 35 for Violin, Viola and Two Cellos” and Luigi Boccerini: “Cello Quintet in C-Major G 310 Op. 28 for 2 violins, viola and 2 Cellos.” Tickets cost $10 and are available from Mr. Woodworth, ryanwoodworth@dcsdk12. org.


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Lights go up at Town Hall and you’re in the cocktail bar. It’s Feb. 9, 1964. The bandstand, surrounded by marquee lights, holds Donna Debreceni at the grand piano, which is draped in a swath of plaid fabric — and bassist Austin Hein. The show on stage is “Forever Plaid” by Stuart Ross — an audience favorite in its third run at Town Hall since the theater opened 25 years ago. (Debreceni has played all three.) Enter four young guys out of the mist, in white tux jackets and carrying candles. They chant “Deus ex Plaid,” explaining that they were a start-up group, on the way to play a senior prom when they were broadsided and killed by a bus filled with Catholic teens, en route to the Ed Sullivan Show to see the Beatles. Temporarily back on earth with a chance to do that one show, they immediately launch into: “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Undecided” and “Moments to Remember” — dedicated to anyone who has ever been to a prom. Mark Middlebrooks (Francis), Barret Harper (Jinx), Jacob Villereal (Smudge) and Tim Howard (Sparky) are the four Plaids, who reminisce about their rehearsals, local performances and high school days in small-town Pennsylvania, longing for a big-time gig.

They sing in perfect harmony, each with a distinct personality and move/dance, choreographed by director Nick Sugar, who observed that this is “a really sweet show.” And it is. One leaves the theater smiling. The first act continues with several more popular songs, ending with an entertaining collection of “Caribbean Plaid” songs (think Harry Belafonte) with a Latin beat — as palm trees sprout onstage. The second act continues with more nostalgic numbers, culminating in the act they imagine performing for the Ed Sullivan Show (my personal favorite). To the strains of “Lady of Spain,” played on the accordion by Jinx in sombrero, slapstick takes over as they deal with Smudge’s fire-eating act in the background, plus juggling and various other stuff … A box arrives (an order they didn’t receive before the accident). It contains four plaid tux jackets, which allow them to finish the act looking as they’d originally planned — and singing “Scotland the Brave,” a switch from the rest of the repertoire. As they fade back into the mist, the audience is heard commenting on how they hadn’t heard this or that song for years — and how they enjoyed this light, pleasing musical, lovingly polished by Sugar, Debreceni and the four Plaids.

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It’s always an event worth stampeding to when the 2013 Grand Champion Steer visits The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25. The Grand Champion Steer will trot down a red carpet in the iconic property and make an appearance in the lobby, spending the afternoon grazing amongst guests enjoying the hotel’s afternoon tea service. The tradition, which began in 1945, is open to the public and will include opportunities to have pictures taken with the Grand Champion Steer as well as with the 2013 Rodeo Queens.

Comedy Works makes list

Stand-up comic Amy Schumer included the Denver Comedy Works club in a lauded list of her top 10 top-flight comedy clubs in the country, which she shared with USA Today in its Friday edition. Longtime Comedy Works owner Wende Curtis, who has locations on 15th near Larimer and in the Landmark development in Greenwood Village, has created a national reputation for her clubs among stand-out stand-up comedians. Schumer, whose Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” premieres April 30, told USA Today that “the layout, the staff and the type of crowd all help make for a memorable show.” The story says that “Schumer recorded an album at this downtown Larimer Square club, and particularly likes the crowds.” Curtis said she was thankful that her club was included in such a list of luminaries. “I think I speak for all of us who know we have created something really special in

Comedy Works,” she said. “The comics, the staff, the management, the crowds and the spaces themselves … well, they speak for themselves. And we know how comics feel about Comedy Works. They tell us week after week. “And now more of the nation knows.”

Eatin’ of the green

Finding the best green chili in Denver is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it — and one of those people may as well be me. Join me along with other judges Jon Emanuel (executive chef, Project Angel Heart), Lori Midson (Westword), Lisa Hidalgo (Denver’s 7), Mark McIntosh (Mile High Sports Radio 1510-AM, 93.7FM), Joan Brewster (American Culinary Foundation) and local celebrity Artie Guerrero at Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, Colfax and Monroe, for the “Best Tasting Green Chili Contest” from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26. Pat “Gabby Gourmet” Miller will be covering the “heated debate” live on her Gabby Gourmet radio show on KHOW 630-AM. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs will donate 10 percent of all hot dog sales on the day of the event to Project Angel Heart. Perhaps a little green chili on your dog? Samples will be passed around to audience members. There will be plenty of green to share from more than 20 entries. (Yikes, what have I gotten myself into?) For more information, contact Gina Dickerson at 720-435-9241 or via e-mail at, or visit the event’s website at Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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January 25, 2013

‘Noises Off ’ turns comedy on IF YOU GO

Physical show set for run at Lone Tree

“Noises Off ” runs Jan 29-Feb. 10 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Performances are daily except Monday. See: for times and prices, which start at $29. Or call the box office, 720-5091000 (Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

By Sonya Ellingboe “It’s one of the funniest contemporary farces — a difficult show to do” director Nick Sugar said about Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off.” It will play Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 at Lone Tree Arts Center, produced by LTAC and Starkey Productions. “We have a group of talented, fun, energetic actors,” Sugar added. They are an essential component of a successful production of this fast-moving show. These actors are skilled in physical comedy and the splitsecond timing that’s needed to pull it off. Frayn had the idea for the play after watching the backstage dynamics of a cast. The first act shows a rehearsal of a notvery-good acting company, on tour with a fictional British sex comedy, “Noises Off.” Act II is a mad series of interactions in a country house. Act III is the final night performance. “It’s all in the timing,” Sugar said. “Act II is all physical — basically choreographed.” This veteran director is an experienced choreographer as well. “In Act II, we say `OK, your body has to move this way, while

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Studio combines ballet, strength training DVDs let clients take workout on road, home


By Ryan Boldrey Creating the ability to take barre fitness — a blend of ballet and strength training — on the road or into the living room, Littleton’s Ballet Physique fitness studio has launched a pair of DVDs for dancers. Barre fitness, around for 50 years, is hitting a stride of popularity of late. Designed to work one’s muscles to the limit using ballet-inspired positions, the method increases flexibility and is perfect for those just starting to get in shape or those already there. “We’ve seen many of our studio clients rapidly transform their bodies and gain confidence, energy and grace through our workouts,” said owner Kristen Zurek, the lead instructor on the 60-minute “Signature Sculpt” DVD. “I wanted to produce our DVD collection for people who aren’t able to take our classes regularly, so everyone can have affordable access to this incredible fitness method. “Whatever you want to tone, shape, get rid of or strengthen, this workout will do. It works faster than any other workout … and it’s a good burn.” Zurek said one of the highlights of barre is that workouts are never the exact same, causing muscle confusion and adding core

eo. “The clients love it because if they have a crazy schedule or go on vacation, they can feel like they are right in the class. The workouts are very similar to what you get in the studio.” The DVDs present different levels of exercise and workouts, perfect for a beginner or experienced dancer — which is a similar concept to how the studio is run. “For someone who has not done a lot of ballet, it’s not the type of stuff that takes years to figure out,” said Vanessa Graziano, one of three instructors at the studio from Highlands Ranch. “The videos and the classes at the studio both (highlight) basic ballet positions that beginners understandBy T but trained dancers appreciate.” tmun “Amped Up” is a more accelerated workout that focuses on building strength and Re boosting metabolism through the use ofated five- to eight-pound weights and fast-pacedbid t exercises. Zurek’s “Signature Sculpt” worksplayi with lighter weights in the two- to four-son’s pound range and focuses on body toning, “W gracefulness and more ballet-inspired tech-Pirat niques. coup The Ballet Physique, Colorado’s first in-only dependently owned barre fitness studio, ising b located at 2539 W. Main St. in Littleton. Forcoac more information, call 303-955-1698 or vis- Ch it there The videos are available for sale at theteam studio as well as online. Each DVD costs “N $19.95, but one can purchase both and getnorm a free workout ball for $34.95. Introductorymean packages at the studio start at $20 for 10junio days. Tw

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Kristen Zurek instructs proper form during a class at The Ballet Physique Jan. 18. Zurek founded the barre fitness studio and recently released two at-home workout DVDs. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen strength without the added bulk. “Women are finding that they are stronger than they’ve ever been, but also smaller,” Zurek said. “Although the workout is for men and women, it really hits the parts of

a woman’s body that most of us are concerned about, the thighs, the glutes.” “It’s really for anybody,” said Kristin Skordahl of Highlands Ranch, the lead instructor in the 45-minute “Amped Up” vid-

while midd as th leagu Th Peak stretc IF YOU GO again “The Russians” will be performed in Hampden Hall, Th second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Engleto th wood Parkway at 2 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets cost $15/$12/$5 rates at the box office a half-hour before the performance or Lupt online, for T his te boun The program includes Borodin’s “Quar- “I tet No. 1 in A Major” and Tchaikovsky’swas “Quartet No. 1 in D Major-Opus 11.” ting t This series often includes casual conver-and, sation by the musicians about the history ofplay the composer and works performed. H Englewood Arts Presents has a new web-he fe site which lists information about the bal-the s ance of the season.

Concert takes note of Russians Tchaikovsky, Borodin to be spotlighted By Sonya Ellingboe Two of Russia’s best-recognized composers will be spotlighted on Jan. 26 as Englewood Arts Presents continues its Chamber Music of the Masters series: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Alexander Borodin. The concert will be at 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 in Hampden Hall, second level of the Englewood Civic Center. Featured performers are classical musicians Karen Kinzie and John Hilton (violin); Catherine Beeson (viola) and Judith McIntyre (cello).

Dale Li, Josh Robinson, Karen Slack and C. Kelly Leo return to 1955 in “Maple and Vine” at Curious Theatre. Courtesy photo by Michael Ensminger


1955 not all it’s cracked up to be ‘Maple and Vine’ at Curious Theatre By Sonya Ellingboe “Yesterday seems so much simpler … but was it?” asks director Chip Walton in his program notes for the dark new comedy “Maple and Vine,” by Jordan Harrison, playing at Curious Theatre through Feb. 23. “Nostalgia is fascinating and makes up the core of this beguiling new play … What if you had the chance to go back in time, replacing the frustrations of the digital age for the simplicity and comfort of an earlier time; do you think that would really make you happier? Would the conformity of an earlier era be suffocating or would the limitations actually be liberating?” As lights go up in “Maple and Vine,” the audience joins a Manhattan-based very 21st-century couple, Katha (Karen Slack) and Ryu (Dale Li) in their bedroom. Someone outside is heard shouting and discussion ensues about living elsewhere … (They have recently lost a baby and reflect the tragedy differently.) What if they moved to a planned community where it’s permanently 1955? It’s governed by The Society of Dynamic Obsolescence, and by social mores of the mid’50s. At first appearance, Dean (Josh Robinson) and Ellen (C. Kelly Leo), who are in New York recruiting for the 1955-era community, would seem almost picture-perfect — but are they?

IF YOU GO “Maple and Vine” plays through Feb. 23 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., in Denver’s Golden Triangle/ Museum District. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18 to $44. 303-623-0524, Katha and Ryu make the move, transitioning her from her Manhattan office to her ‘50s home and kitchen, ‘50s dresses (costume details by Kevin Brainard are excellent), afternoon meetings with Ellen of a women’s committee that oversees social concerns — and a pregnancy. Dale, a plastic surgeon in New York, takes an entry-level factory job, supervised by a somewhat threatening Roger (Stuart Sanks). Of Japanese-American heritage, Ryu meets racial prejudice at work and socially. Dean and Ellen have their own parallel story which threads through this well-crafted play. Tensions affect all the characters — none of them can fit into preconceived molds — and yet this expert cast avoids caricature. The play also avoids resolution of the various dilemmas it creates, so the audience may leave feeling somewhat unsettled, inventing more story segments about these characters on the way home. For one who started a marriage in the ‘50s, “Maple and Vine” touched on some long-hidden tender spots, but it offers an engaging, thought-provoking evening of theater — perhaps a bit cerebral — the kind of work Curious does well.

Irish fable

“The Seafarer” by Conor McPherson is a Tony Award-winning tale of four Irish drinking buddies on Christmas Eve, presented by John Ashton and Ashton Entertainment in collaboration with members of the former Paragon Theatre: Warren Sherrill and Michael Stricker and managing director Wendy Franz. Performances will be at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, on Feb. 8-March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 17 and 24. Tickets: 303-739-1970, aurorafoxartscenter. org.

Mattresses and more …

“Once Upon a Mattress,” the funny musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, “The Princess and the Pea” will be produced by Performance Now Theatre Company at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, from Feb. 8-24. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: 303-987-7845,

Seances and spirits

Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” is a classic comedy playing at the Arvada Center’s Black Box Theater through Feb. 17. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, except for Feb. 3, which is changed to 1 p.m. Tickets: arvadacenter. org, 720-898-7200. An added treat: “A Spirited Talk with Dr. Tom Noel, Dr. Colorado,” about Colorado ghosts, ghost towns and tales from 6-7:15 p.m. Feb. 5, with refresh-


Pra ments, coffee and a cash bar. The Noel pro-as P gram is free, but advance reservations are leag required, 720-898-7200. Lots of laughs

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“Motherhood Out Loud” plays through Feb. 23 at the Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Co Ave., Denver. It is a collection of short hu-inten morous pieces that celebrate women,the E written by well-known novelists and play-for th wrights, including Pulitzer winner Micheleseaso Lowe and Theresa Rebeck. Performances: “B 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and Thurs-were days Feb. 7, 14, 21; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. i Tickets: $18-26, 303-321-5925, avenuethe-alwa Avenue Theater produces an an-get c nual celebration of women. girls

a day Th “Wake” plays at Buntport Theater, 717the s Lipan St., Denver, Jan. 24-Feb. 23. Prospe-head ro, Miranda and Caliban wait for a ship toMeet come …. Performances at 8 p.m. on Thurs-lege. days, Fridays, Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays Sc Feb. 10 and 17. Tickets: $16/$13, stuff@Acad buntport, 720-946-1388. Sprin Platt George and Martha and E “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Ed- “W ward Albee plays at Spark Theater, 985relay Santa Fe Drive, Denver, through Feb. 16.coac Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fri-beca days, Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.their Bernie Cardell directs, assisted by Andy An-time derson. Susan Nepi of Highlands Ranch isus to Martha to Todd Black’s George. Tickets: $20, In and $10 on Thursdays.,by m 720-346-7396. dard best

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Pirate hoop team battles challenges Injuries sideline most of Englewood’s returning basketball players By Tom Munds Rebuilding a high school basketball team that graduated most of its starters is a daunting task and Englewood’s bid to be competitive became even more difficult Jan. 18 playing a tough Fort Lupton team without four of the season’s five starters. “We knew this would be a challenging season for us,” Pirates coach Dave Chapman said. “All the starters and a couple of the first-line reserves graduated last year so we only had a few guys with limited varsity experience coming back. So we came into the season as a team with a new coach, a new system and basically a whole new roster.” Chapman said the players have worked hard and while there aren’t a lot of games in the win column, he said the team has played hard and steadily improved. “Now, we are starting the league season with most of our normal starters out of the lineup,” the coach said. “That means against Fort Lupton I had two sophomores and a junior starting with the varsity for the first time.” Two of the early starters are gone for the season and, while the other two will be back with the Pirates by the middle of the week, things don’t get any easier for the team as they are on the road for the next seven games against league teams that all have been playing well this season. They begin their stint as road warriors Jan. 22 at Vista Peak and then go to Skyview Jan. 25. The seven-game stretch concludes when the Pirates return home Feb. 15 against Vista Peak. The Jan. 18 league game against Fort Lupton belonged to the Blue Devils as they dominated the boards and the Pirates struggled against their aggressive defense. While Fort Lupton won the game, 71-43, it was a game to remember for Tristan Sisneros who got his first varsity start and led his team with 18 points and tied for the league lead in rebounds with four and with steals with three. “It was good to get the start against Fort Lupton but I was a little nervous at first,” the junior said. “I think hitting that first three-pointer made me comfortable out there and, hitting that shot, gave me the confidence that I could play at the varsity level.” He said the three-point shots are his strength. He said he feels he can set up and put the right angle on his wrist so the shot will be on target.

Englewood’s Tristan Sisneros (15) looks for an open teammate during the Jan. 18 game against Fort Lupton. The Pirate junior scored 16 points but Fort Lupton won the game. Photo by Tom Munds Sisneros said basketball shares his favorite sport spot with baseball. He added that playing basketball keeps him in good physical condition so he’ll be ready to go when it is baseball season. “While I’m playing basketball, I want to work to be able to dribble better and I can always improve my shooting,” he said. “The thing I like the most about basketball is make the good play and the fans cheer for you.” Sophomore Austin Trail also got his first varsity start against Fort Lupton. “It was a good feeling to get my first varsity start. There were a few butterflies at first but they went away soon after the tipoff,” he said. “It was an adjustment to move up from JV because the game has a faster pace and the players on the other team are bigger, faster and shoot better. It was challenging and I learned a lot about playing varsity basketball from my first experience as a starter.”

Trail said he likes playing basketball but he really doesn’t know which is his favorite sport because, in addition to basketball, he likes to play lacrosse, soccer and golf. He said he likes basketball because, to him, it is a lot like lacrosse, a sport he also plays. “Playing basketball’s offense helps you be a better lacrosse player,” Trail said. “In basketball, like in lacrosse, you call plays, screens and finding the open player for your pass.” He said his ability to dribble the ball and bring it up court against an aggressive defense was a plus for the Pirates against Fort Lupton. “I’m a guard and I see my job is to get the ball up the court and pass it to the open player,” the sophomore said. “I want to work on being a better ball handler and work on shooting too so maybe I can score a few points in future games.”

Englewood swimmers ready for regular season finale Practice trimmed down as Pirate girls prepare for league meet By Tom Munds Coach Tracey Lonn scaled back practice intensity as the remaining 10 members of the Englewood girls swim team prepares for the league meet which will wrap up the season. “By the middle of the season, the girls were swimming about 3,000 yards each day in practice,” the coach said. “But, we always cut back practice distances as we get close to the season finale so now the girls are only swimming about 2,000 yards a day.” The Pirates had the final dual meet of the season Jan. 25 at Adams City and then head for the Independent Schools League Englewood swim team members Rachel Nickerson, left, and Rebecca Shepherd got through drills during the Jan. 21 Meet Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Colorado Colpractice session. The team is preparing for the upcoming league meet. Photo by Tom Munds lege. Schools at the meet will be Colorado Academy, Kent Denver, St. Mary’s Colorado teams in the league. in adjustment to the new way of doing Springs, Fountain Valley, Manitou Springs, Lonn said she expects Natalie Pena to things,” Lonn said. Platte Canyon, St. Mary’s Academy, Salida place in the butterfly and Shawna Eldridge “The young swimmers don’t have a lot and Englewood. should place in the breaststroke at league. of experience with the fact we had a trea“We should have a number of girls and She said the three relay teams have been sure Englewood by having our pool at the relay teams place at the league meet,” the swimming well and also should place. high school. This year is the new way of docoach said. “This will conclude our season This is a very different season for Pirate ing things and kids will begin to accept it because, while our girls have all improved swimming since, the first time since the as the way things are done.” their times, we are a young team and our 1960s, there isn’t a pool at the high school. The coach added the future of the times aren’t quite good enough yet to get The pool was demolished as part of team looks good as, on eighth-grade open us to state.” the creation of a seventh- to 12th-grade house, she had nine incoming freshmen In swimming, athletes qualify for state campus. So, the athletes must take a bus girls who expressed interest in joining the by meeting or bettering established stanto practice at the Englewood Recreation swim team. dards. The league meet is to determine the Center. Sophomore Rachel Nickerson said it best swimmers and divers and the best “We are a young team and that is a plus has been a good season for her and she

is looking forward to going to the league meet. “I have worked hard on technique and cutting seconds off my times,” she said with a smile. “If I keep working hard, maybe by the time I am a senior, I will qualify for state.” She said her best events are 200 freestyle or the 200 individual medley and, of the two, the 200 freestyle is her favorite. “I like the pace of the event. You can take your time and focus on technique as you swim the distance,” she said. “The 100 freestyle is OK but I like the 200 better because it is longer and I like the pace of the swim better.” When she swims the individual medley, she said she likes swimming the butterfly the best. She said the butterfly is sort of hard to learn but, once you get the technique down, it is pretty easy and, she added, it is a fun stroke to swim. In addition to swimming, Nickerson plays softball and soccer. She said swimming is a plus as she looks forward to joining the soccer team this spring. “Swimming is a demanding sport and builds my muscles and my stamina,” she said. “It also helps my coordination when I swim strokes like the butterfly.” Looking back on the season, Nickerson said she feels her biggest accomplishment was her improvement in the 200 individual medley. “I worked hard and I feel my biggest accomplishment is to reduce my personal best time in the 200 individual medley by 27 seconds,” she said. “I felt good about that accomplishment because it was something I didn’t think I could do that when the season started.”


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Left, Littleton’s Sarah Fee drives to the basket Jan. 19. Right, Three Littleton players surround Legend’s Shelby Stovall and lunge for a loose ball Jan. 19. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen

Titans hold off Littleton for much needed win Legend snaps three-game losing streak in league opener By Craig Harper LITTLETON - Realistically, the Legend and Littleton girls basketball teams realize wins will be at a premium in arguably the state’s toughest league. That’s why last Friday night’s Continental opener between the two at Littleton was vital for both of them, and why the Titans were breathing a sigh of relief and the Lions are behind the 8-ball heading into a brutal four-game stretch that began with Tuesday’s game against No. 1 Regis Jesuit. Legend, with nine sophomores on its roster, got 22 points from Mataya Racek, one of two seniors, and survived a turnoverinfested game for a 58-48 victory, its first win in four tries since the holiday break. “We needed it really bad,’’ said secondyear Titans coach Eli Moore, whose team improved to 5-6. “We had a three-game losing streak and really needed to find a way to win.’’ Racek, Legend’s top returning scorer after Madison Porter opted not to return

and concentrate on tennis, where she is a Division I prospect, picked a good time to awaken from a bad case of the shooting blahs. She shot 4-of-35 from the floor in the three post-break losses. She scored 2 and 4 points in the first two, and 12 in the third but needed to go 7-8 from the foul line for that. Friday, Racek was 8-of-17 from the floor. “We were in a little slump and, personally, I was, too,’’ Racek said. “We just fought back and played for each other. I was just trying to be there for my team. I’ve been working on being positive and finishing around the basket and getting to the line. “We really needed the win, and it’s going to help us throughout league getting the first win.’’ Littleton (7-6) had won four straight and seven of nine and seemed on track to making huge strides from last year’s 7-17 mark. The Lions averaged 53.7 points while allowing 41.3, a sharp turnaround from last season’s 37.8 and 53.3. Playing without 6-1 junior Stacey Zuppa -- their leading rebounder and No. 3 scorer, who has signed to play lacrosse at Duquesne University, was competing in California with her club team - the Lions had trouble matching Legend on the boards. It didn’t

help that 6-0 Kate Winslow had foul trouble and sat out all but a few seconds of the second quarter. All of that forced Littleton coach Adam Williams to adjust with a fourguard lineup that was effective on defense but not so much on offense or the boards. The Lions forced 36 Legend turnovers but were outrebounded 36-18. Joey Sale, a 5-11 sophomore, led the Titans with 11 rebounds and added 13 points (7-10 free throws). “Our whole thing is to outrebound the opponent and keep our turnovers under 20,’’ Moore said. “We outrebounded 20 of 24 opponents last year and all 11 this year. But when you turn the ball over 30-some times … you can’t do that.’’ Littleton’s defense was disruptive, to say the least, its quick lineup forcing numerous double-teams on the ball resulting in tieups or outright steals. It helped the Lions build an early 11-7 lead, but Legend’s foul shooting, combined with Littleton’s struggles at the line, enabled the Titans to pull ahead in the second quarter despite the Lions getting a big lift from Kiera Lindgren. A slight 5-5 sophomore, Lindgren scored nine of her career-high 13 points in the second quarter. But Littleton was just 4-of-15 from the foul line in the first half to Legend’s 13-19, and the Titans led 26-23 at the break.

Racek scored nine points as Legend settled down somewhat in the third quarter, building a seven-point lead that stretched to 11 early in the fourth. Littleton made a run, getting to within five points with 2:12 left but was 8-of-14 on free throws in the final 3:51. Legend was 27-38 (71 percent) to Littleton’s 17-35 (49 percent) at the line for the game. “Like I said to the girls, it’s more than just those 10 points,’’ Williams said. “If we had shot free throws at a decent rate we probably would’ve gone into the half up by three or four, and the game changes. We don’t have to scramble and play crazy in the last four minutes. “But we were a little out of synch offensively (without Zuppa). We primarily go with two posts. We didn’t have them and we looked a little off.’’ Sophomore Laura Puchino led Littleton with 14 points. In addition to Regis, the Lions face Mountain Vista, ThunderRidge (both received votes in the Denver Post poll) and No. 5 Rock Canyon in succession. “One of our goals is to get four conference wins, so we’ll have to figure out how to do that,’’ Williams said.

Trio take third for Eagles at Alameda Invitational wrestling tournament By Scott Stocker LAKEWOOD - Three was the number of the day for the Heritage Eagles wrestling team at last Saturday’s Alameda Invitational. Heritage, coached by the venerable Ray Barron, finished eighth in the standings behind the effort of a trio of third-place winners. Leading the way this weekend for the Eagles was 145-pound Jason Forsythe, Jordan Todd at 170 and Austin Atwell at 220. “It was a pretty good day and I like this

tournament,” said Forsythe, who was awarded third over Ian Sandoval of Montrose due to match count. “I lost to the runner-up (Ace Ellison, Eaglecrest), in my second match, but did well the rest of the way. I just wanted to push hard and coach was behind me. It just came down to what I had left today and I was able to pin my way through the rest of the tournament.” After his loss, Forsythe pinned Brandon Ramirez of Summit (1:36), Jordan DeFalco of Frederick (2:01) and Matt Fulton of Alameda (4:59). As for Atwell, his third-place finish was

somewhat of a re-run. He had been sent into the consolation rounds after losing to Tevin Jones of Fountain-Ft. Carson, 4-3, in the second round. However, he was able to rebound for a 5-3 victory in overtime to win the bronze medal. “The key is to stop making mistakes,” Atwell said. “I really like this tournament and third-place was a revenge match for me. I just wanted to come back and give him a good match. It was a win in overtime and felt good.” Todd won the bronze medal at 170 after defeating Jack Wichlacz of Boulder, 6-3.

“There was a lot of good competition out there,” Barron said. “We’ve got a lot of youth and we only had the three place winners today. I told the guys to think like they were in the region tournament today and it turned out to be a good effort by all of them.” Montrose, led by 160-pound champion Marcus Velasquez who was voted the Outstanding Wrestler, scored 191 points to out distance the other 20 teams. The Indians crowned two champions with 120-pound Jeremiah Banuelos also winners stand. Eaglecrest placed second with 169.5 points followed by Westminster in third, 132.5.



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Attorneys for Petitioners: John R. Phillips, Esq. J. R. PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 7700 E. Arapahoe Road, #100 Centennial, CO 80112

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SOCIAL DAUGHTERS OF the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550. DAUGHTERS OF the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-3471311, or visit and use the contact form available. EMBROIDERERS GUILD of America Colorado Chapter meets

at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from

PhoneDecember Number: (303)741-2400 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding and July. Meetings E-mail: include needlework projects, needle art education, FAX Number: (303) 713-9150lectures and Reg. #: 11834 workshops of all levels.Atty. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at Keith D. Lapuyade, Esq. 303-791-9334.

be involved in community projects. Members meet Wednesdays 7 a.m. at The Neighborhood Grille 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. Everyone is welcome to join and have breakfast on Kiwanis. Call 303-783-9523.

Englewood, CO 80112 THE ENGLEWOOD Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday

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Number:(303)228-0700 at the Grill at Broken TeePhone Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. FAX Number: (303) 228-070150 Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The E-mail: Reg. #: 17209 change in time is beingAtty. made to better accommodate working Case Number: 2012 PRare 1308 men and women in the Englewood area who interested in serving the community.NOTICE Please join the Lions for and a OF HEARING BYbreakfast PUBLICATION INTERESTED PERSONS AND weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International OWNERS BY INHERITANCE and the activities of theToEnglewood Lions Club. All Interested Persons and Owners by

Inheritance (List all names of interested

THE ROTARY Club of Englewood eachbyWednesday at persons andmeets owners inheritance):

NICOLE KOLHOUSE, 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, MILLER 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. RONALD FREDERIC KOLHOUSE, KOLHOUSE, For information, contactJOHN Josh CHRISTOPHER Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit DANIEL RICH; SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

A Petition has been filed alleging that the

above Decedent leaving the followFRIENDSHIPS ARE Golden, a Preciousdied Moments collectors ing property:

club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood THE JOHN FREDERIC KOLHOUSE LIVLibrary in Englewood. Dinner provided by contains club members at 6 ING TRUST which real property, one-half remainder p.m., meeting from 7-9accounts, p.m. Give back to thethecommunity byof a valuable invention in the field of medicine doing local charity work. Talk andThe shareOrder stories Precious and more. Forabout The Emergency Petition also suspended Nicole Miller Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, president, 303-791Kolhouse club as the Trusteeat and appointed Daniel Rich, of Steele Street Bank & 9283.

als and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters.

NEWCOMERS AT Grace Chapel in Englewood welcomes women who are new to the Denver area. Learn about the group’s ongoing Bible study, make new friends, and be encouraged about God’s faithfulness and what happens after the boxes are unpacked. Call Carolyn Chandler at 303-660-4042 for information on welcome teas, Bible study, field trips and get acquainted luncheons.

ROTARY CLUB of Denver Tech Center meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood. Call Larry McLaughline at 303-741-1403.

WIDOWED MEN and women of America, Come join us and make new friends and share in a variety of activities. Our monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at Rox Bar and Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, in Jefferson County. For more information call Mel at 303-973-8688or Nan at 728-981-1841. SOUTH SUBURBAN Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at Maggiano’s, 7401 S. Clinton St. The brunch includes a feature and an inspirational speaker. For details, reservations and complimentary nursery, call Rachel Lee at 303-866-1444 or e-mail WHATCHA READIN’ meets at 7 p.m. monthly at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. If having a prescribed reading list isn’t appealing, but gushing about an amazing or horrible read is, this is the right book club. Discuss books and get recommendations from

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fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and The hearing on the Petition will be held at the following time andWagner locationator303-799at a later County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen date to which the hearing may be contin4900 or visit ued:

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Date: March 5, 2013 * Time: 3 pm KIWANIS CLUB of Englewood believes it has an obligation to Address: 7325 S. Potomac St., Courtroom or Division: 21 Centennial, CO 80112 The hearing will take approximately 1 hour

Public Notice

Name Changes PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name Public notice is given on January 8, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court. The petition requests that the name of Illona Xenae Goldstein be changed to Illona Xenae Koclanes. Case No.: 2013 C 100012 Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: Laura Larson Deputy Clerk Legal Notice No: 4112 First Publication: January 18, 2013 Last Publication: February 1, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE

ATTN: Former Patients of Neil Cowen D.D.S. located at 3535 S. Lafayette St., Ste 108, Englewood, Co 80113 303-7618688. We will be destroying all inactive patient records from 1977 through 2005 on March 19th 2013. Please contact our office if you need your records prior to destruction.

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Legal Notice No.: 4110 First Publication: January 18, 2013 Last Publication: February 8, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Public Notice District Court, Arapahoe County, Colorado Court Address: 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112 In the Interest of: THE JOHN FREDERIC KOLHOUSE LIVING TRUST Attorneys for Petitioners: John R. Phillips, Esq. J. R. PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 7700 E. Arapahoe Road, #100 Centennial, CO 80112 Phone Number: (303)741-2400 E-mail: FAX Number: (303) 713-9150 Atty. Reg. #: 11834 Keith D. Lapuyade, Esq. 9557 S. Kingston Court Englewood, CO 80112

NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of

Phone Number:(303)228-0700 FAX Number: (303) 228-070150 E-mail: Atty. Reg. #: 17209

Robert M. Sweet, Deceased Case Number: 2012PR1495

Case Number: 2012 PR 1308

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 25, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred. Robin M. Sweet Personal Representative 7537 S. Ogden Way Centennial, CO 80122 Legal Notice No: 4123 First Publication: January 25, 2012 Last Publication: February 8, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

n out outhPUBLIC NOTICE rs to-NOTICE TO CREDITORS ere inIn the Matter of the Estate of rnedJames Samuel O’Brien,

aka James S. O’Brien, Deceased Case Number: 2013PR91

pion persons having claims against the Out-All above-named estate are required to present to the Personal Represento outative or them to the District Court of Arapahoe diansCounty, Colorado on or before May 25, ound2013 or the claims may be forever barred. O’Brien-Clark, . Ea-Marian Personal Representative oints1874 S. Franklin Street Denver, CO 80210 . Legal Notice No: 4120 First Publication: January 25, 2012 Last Publication: February 8, 2013 Publisher: Englewood Herald

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice ATTN: Former Patients of Neil Cowen D.D.S. located at 3535 S. Lafayette St., Ste 108, Englewood, Co 80113 303-7618688. We will be destroying all inactive patient records from 1977 through 2005 on March 19th 2013. Please contact our office if you need your records prior to destruction. Legal Notice No.: 4110 First Publication: January 18, 2013 Last Publication: February 8, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE To All Interested Persons and Owners by Inheritance (List all names of interested persons and owners by inheritance): NICOLE MILLER KOLHOUSE, RONALD FREDERIC KOLHOUSE, JOHN CHRISTOPHER KOLHOUSE, DANIEL RICH; SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE A Petition has been filed alleging that the above Decedent died leaving the following property: THE JOHN FREDERIC KOLHOUSE LIVING TRUST which contains real property, accounts, one-half the remainder of a valuable invention in the field of medicine and more. The Order For The Emergency Petition also suspended Nicole Miller Kolhouse as the Trustee and appointed Daniel Rich, of Steele Street Bank & Trust, as successor trustee. This hearing proposes to make that suspension and appointment permanent. The hearing on the Petition will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued: Date: March 5, 2013 * Time: 3 pm Address: 7325 S. Potomac St., Courtroom or Division: 21 Centennial, CO 80112 The hearing will take approximately 1 hour Note: * You must answer the Petition within 35 days after the last publication of this Notice. * Within the time required for answering the Petition, all objections to the Petition must be in writing and filed with the Court. * The hearing shall be limited to the Petition, the objections timely filed and the parties answering the Petition in a timely manner. Date: January 8, 2013 S/ John R. Phillips, Esq. (original held in file) John R. Phillips Esq. 7700 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80112 Legal Notice No.: 4111 First Publication: January 18, 2013 Last Publication: February 1, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Note: * You must answer the Petition within 35 days after the last publication of this Notice. * Within the time required for answering the Petition, all objections to the Petition must be in writing and filed with the Court. * The hearing shall be limited to the Petition, the objections timely filed and the parties answering the Petition in a timely manner. Date: January 8, 2013 S/ John R. Phillips, Esq. (original held in file) John R. Phillips Esq. 7700 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 100, Centennial, CO 80112

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Legal Notice No.: 4111 First Publication: January 18, 2013 Last Publication: February 1, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Public Notice

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CITY OF ENGLEWOOD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The regular meeting of the Board of Adjustment and Appeals is scheduled for February 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, Colorado.



Case #2013-001. APPLICANT: Rumsey Properties, LLC The applicant is requesting a variance to exceed the 5 foot maximum front setback by 8 feet to construct a new commercial building. This is a variance to Table 16-6-1.1 of the Englewood Municipal Code. PREMISES: 2300 West Evans Avenue Case #2013-002. APPLICANT: Rebecca Skelton Dickman and James B. Dickman The applicant is requesting a variance to exceed the minimum 20 foot rear setback by 4 feet to construct an addition to an existing residence. This is a variance to Table 16-6-1.1 of the Englewood Municipal Code. PREMISES: 3176 South Vine Street Case #2013-003. APPLICANT: Mary K. Thompson The applicant is requesting a variance to encroach into the 25 foot front setback by a maximum of 13 feet in order to replace a porch. This is a variance to Table 16-6-1.1 of the Englewood Municipal Code.

Legal Notice No.: 4124 First Publication: January 25, 2013 Last Publication: January 25, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

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Legal Notice No.: 4126 First Publication: January 25, 2013 Last Publication: January 25, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

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Legal Notice No.: 4127 First Publication: January 25, 2013 Last Publication: January 25, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

PREMISES: 2916 South Cherokee Street Copies of the applications are on file in the Community Development Department and may be reviewed upon request. Anyone interested in this matter may be heard at the Public Hearing at the previously cited location, date, and time.


By Order of the City Board of Adjustment and Appeals /s/ Nancy G. Fenton Nancy G. Fenton Recording Secretary

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