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Man pleads guilty in death of officer Broadway hit-run also caused injuries to Littleton resident By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Conner Donohue, 21, accused in the hitand-run death of an Englewood police officer, pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to four felony charges and a misdemeanor charge arising from the 2012 incident. The suspect was in court Feb. 20 for a status hearing. At that time, a plea agree-

ment was reached. The judge delayed the hearing where Donohue entered his plea until Feb. 22 so the family of the officer, Jeremy Bitner, could attend. Bitner’s wife, Tina, was in court, as were a number of members of the EngleDonohue wood Police Department. Donohue is scheduled for sentencing May 31, a year and three days after the May 28, 2012, crash. The 12 charges filed against Donohue stem from an incident on Broadway south of Belleview Avenue. The hit-and-run resulted in the death of Bitner, an Englewood

police officer who was posthumously promoted to detective, and caused injuries to a motorist whom Bitner had pulled over. Donohue pleaded guilty to felony charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. He also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. George Brauchler, district attorney of the 18th Judicial District, said after the court session that Donohue did accept responsibility for his actions. He also said Donohue was accepting responsibility for the sentencing the court will hand down. Englewood Police Chief John Collins

said his department will make no comments about Donohue or the case pending the sentencing. Information that came out at the preliminary hearing showed Donohue had apparently consumed two beers, two shots of vodka, a shot of schnapps and a rum-andcoke mixed drink before getting behind the wheel. Just after midnight, Bitner had pulled over a car for a traffic violation. While he was talking to that driver, Donohue’s car reportedly hit the two men. Bitner died of his injuries and Littleton resident Kevin Montoya was seriously injured. Donohue continues on Page 18

Immigrant tuition bill advances Handful of Republicans help measure pass Senate By Vic Vela

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Those who did snow dances were rewarded Feb. 21 and again Feb. 23-24 as a one-two storm punch dropped 7 to 12 inches of the white stuff on Englewood. Forecasts for both storms were fairly accurate, with the largest accumulations in the mountains and on the plains. On Feb. 21, drivers had to be careful but, by Feb. 22, Mother Nature helped out with sunshine and temperatures high enough to melt most of the snow and leave most busy roads clear. It was a different situation Feb. 23 as snow fell through the night and during most of the day Feb. 24. The situation was made worse as brisk winds pushed the snow into drifts measured in feet in some areas. Rick Kahm, Englewood public works director, said the streets department was poised and ready to go when the second storm hit. “We had everything ready for our snow removal plan and our four plows that are equipped with ice slicer tanks were on the streets by about 5 a.m. Feb. 24,” he said. “Our plows are still at work with our drivers working 12-hour shifts.”

Undocumented immigrant children are part of the “melting pot” of our society, and they should have “the same opportunities as other kids do.” And that’s just Republicans talking. A bill that would allow undocumented students in Colorado to pay in-state tuition rates at colleges and universities passed the Senate on Feb. 25, with three Republicans joining all 20 Democrats in voting yes on Senate Bill 33. The bill, which has been dubbed ASSET Report — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow — would apply to all students, so long as they have graduated from high school and have attended a Colorado school for at least three years. “There are some pretty great kids out there who could benefit if we pass this,” said Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, during a Senate floor debate in the days leading up to the final vote. Joining Brophy in voting for the bill were fellow Republican Senators Owen Hill of Colorado Springs and Larry Crowder of Alamosa. Any issue involving illegal immigration has been a dicey one for Republicans in recent years. On one hand, the number of Hispanic voters only continues to grow - and they overwhelmingly support Democrats. At the same time, Republican lawmakers face pressure from the right wing of their party to oppose any efforts that it sees as being akin to softening on issues surrounding illegal immigration. “(Republicans) who vote for this bill are risking everything, politically,” Brophy said. “It takes a lot of courage to vote for this bill.” Crowder said that it’s wrong to expect undocumented immigrant students to forgo life goals and “flip burgers.” “We just look at it differently down there,” he said of his Senate District 35. “I’m of the opinion that this is a very conservative idea.” Crowder also reminded his Senate colleagues that the country needs more workers to pay into Social Security, and that can be helped by creating an environment where more people have opportunities to gain an education and earn better salaries

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Englewood snowplows like this one were hard at work clearing city streets after the Feb. 21 and Feb 23-24 snowstorms. File photo

Storms cover community with snow Few inches first time, followed by heavier round two days later By Tom Munds

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Snicker retrieves the ball regardless of the snow as master and dog got exercise at Duncan Park after the Feb. 21 snow. A second storm Feb. 23-24 was more intense. Photo by Tom Munds POSTAL ADDRESS

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Resolution is brief break from brawling On the heels of a contentious week in the General Assembly that involved some heavy-duty debate on — you guessed it — gun-control issues, there came a moment where even the hardest of the hard-nosed legislators shared some ... um, love? No, really. It was straight out of a Disney movie. The only missing was an Elton John soundtrack. “We had been fighting all week and we came together,” said Rep. Tracy KraftTharp, D-Arvada. “Even when I left the floor I still was in tears.” Kraft-Tharp was referring to her fellow legislators’ gushing support of a resolution that she sponsored in the House of Representatives, which proclaimed Feb. 20 as Awareness Day for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The resolution recognized persons with developmental disabilities, as well as those who provide services to members of that community. “It was a moment for us to recognize the courage of people with these disabilities,” Kraft-Tharp said. The resolution proved to be a tearjerker for a few House members, some of whom shared personal accounts of how disabled persons have had positive impacts on their lives. Rep. Lois Landgraf said her 40-year-old son has been developmentally challenged since he suffered a brain injury at the age of 17. “From a grateful mother, thank you,” the teary-eyed Fountain Republican told Kraft-Tharp.

But perhaps the most touching moment came when Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, choked back tears as he recalled spending time with a young, mentally disabled girl named Lisa, while he worked in a “hayhauling” business as a young man. “Every time she saw me, she’d come up to me and say, `I love you, Jim Wilson,’” he said. “And it irritated the heck out of me because that’s the way it was supposed to be when you’re a macho guy.” Wilson said that the type of “unconditional love” he received from Lisa “needs to be in this chamber, in this state,” and that, in a sense, people with developmental disabilities are “a gift from God.” “They teach us what we forget when we get older and become jaded,” Wilson said. It’s not every day when all lawmakers agree on … well, anything. So it was refreshing to see the two sides take a break from the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot-like action that’s been going on lately - albeit, temporarily.

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By the way, Sen. Andy Kerr co-sponsored the resolution that honored mem-

bers of the developmentally disabled community. Perhaps he came up with the idea while he was on one of his many bike rides to the Capitol. The Lakewood Democrat has set a personal goal to ride his specialized, Roubaix brand road bike to work, for at least half of the days of this legislative session. Kerr has been using Twitter to provide updates on his efforts. “It’s a good way to put pressure on myself,” Kerr said. “And it’s a good way to get the word out that it’s a viable and healthy way to get to your job.” Now, I walk several blocks from my place to the Capitol every day. But that effort seems puny in comparison to a guy who rides his bike all the way from Lakewood. With all these marathon-like legislative sessions going on in the Capitol these days — and all the free food being carted in on a daily basis — it’s no wonder that lawmakers like Kerr grab hold of every exercise opportunity that they can.

Quote of the week

“I’m not Akin, man.” — Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, Feb. 19. It was a rough week for Joe Salazar. The freshman Democrat found himself embroiled in a controversy — one that garnered national attention, especially in conservative media outlets — over a rape comment that he made during a recent floor debate on a bill that seeks to ban concealed weapons from being carried on college campuses. Republicans have pounced on the com-

ment, likening it to failed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s infamous interview from last year, where he said that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” don’t get pregnant. Salazar has since apologized for his comments, and has said that Republicans are playing politics with his unfortunate comment, as Colorado Community Media reported in a previous story. I recently took part in an interview about the Salazar controversy with Colorado Public Radio’s Bente Birkeland, and the Denver Post’s Lynn Bartels. You can find that conversation at www.kunc.org/ post/capitol-conversation-rape-commententers-colorado-gun-debate

Tweet of the week

From Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Littleton: “Been around horse**** all week, I needed some gun powder to balance it out.” Lawrence posted a picture with her tweet that showed her holding a gun on what looks to be a shooting range. Now, the question is: Was she literally referring to being around manure all week, or was she opining on some of the stuff being said during debates of the gun bills? I’ll just leave that one up to your imagination. Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at vvela@ourcoloradonews.com. Follow his legislative updates and stories on Twitter: @vicvela1

City council considers budget committee Discussion is first step in determining group’s mission By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Members of the Englewood City Council discussed ideas about how and when to create a citizens’ budget committee. The issue has been talked about in the past, but this time, Council Member Joe Jefferson said he wants to see the committee established and going to work as soon as

possible. “I would like to see a committee small enough to get all members involved in the process,” he said during the discussion at the Feb. 19 study session. “I also would like to see the committee in place in order to provide meaningful input during preparation of the 2014 budget.” Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward said he didn’t favor creation of a citizens’ budget committee because he felt creating the budget was one of the major responsibilities of the city council. “However, Golden has a citizen budget committee,” he said. “The members are appointed by the city manager as a group of residents to provide input and suggestions

to city staff during the budget preparation process. Perhaps that would be the way to go.” Council Member Linda Olson said she raised the issue after hearing about citizen budget committees when she was attending a National League of Cities workshop. “I would like to see Englewood have a citizens’ budget committee,” she said. “After all, we hold a public hearing on the budget every year and no one attends or makes comments. I feel we should hear comments on the budget from residents and the committee may be a way to get those comments.” Mayor Randy Penn said that since the majority of the members of the council

favored creation of a citizens’ budget committee, the process should move forward. “We will get the process started in June when we advertise for volunteers to fill vacancies on boards and commissions,” the mayor said. “I would hope we appoint members with at least some accounting or finance background, plus we need to put good training program in pace.” He noted that establishing the committee is still a work in progress. Penn said further discussions will set up the length of appointment, how often members will meet, who they will work with and the mission they will be asked to accomplish.

SO MUCH INSIDE THE HERALD THIS WEEK Praise and plans. Leaders of five South Metro communities gathered to lay out achievements and detail their goals. Page 5

The winner’s circle. Colorado Community Media, the company that produces the Englewood Herald and 22 other newspapers, won 95 awards in the state press association’s annual contest. Page 4

Museum show. The “Eye of the Camera” show at Littleton Museum includes Robert Lace’s black-andwhite portrait “Sara.” Page 15

Cost varies. While gasoline prices are hurting household budgets, Coloradans can at least know that others are paying more. Page 20

Tough time for students. Increasing expenses and growing regulation are combining to hurt the number of greenhorn fliers. Page 18


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Business summit raises hopes, concerns City-sponsored program includes economic forecasts By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com The 100-plus people who attended the Feb. 26 Englewood Business Summit listened as two well-respected forecasters predicted economic growth in 2013 and 2014, but added that outside influences could send the whole forecast out the window. The event was sponsored by the City of Englewood and planned by the city’s economic development department. The session opened with comments from Tom Clark, chief executive officer of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, who has 30 years of economic development experience, and from Patricia Silverstein of Development Research Partners, with expertise in economic research and economic development. There was time for questions from the audience and, following a brief recess, members of the Englewood City Council assembled on stage to field questions from the audience. Clark was first to the microphone and said there were indications the economy could grow steadily for the next three to four years. Some of the factors supporting the forecast include the migration of welleducated 25- to 34-year-olds strengthening the available workforce, a diverse economy and the growth of industries such as health care and wellness and aerospace. “But there are challenges, such as the taxing mismatch with low state taxes and high local taxes,” Clark said. “Another chal-

Patty Silverstein, economic development expert, compared the economy to climbing a mountain during her presentation at a Feb. 26 business summit. Her forcast is for economic growth for the next two years. Photo by Tom Munds lenge is the fact Colorado is 48th among the states when it comes to funding higher education. What it seems the state is doing is pushing for all public colleges and universities to become private colleges and universities.” He said determined efforts could overcome the challenges so there will be economic growth in 2013, 2014 and 2015, but the next downturn in the cycle could happen in 2016. Silverstein took the lectern and said 2013 appears to be a year of economic growth as does 2014. However, she added that eco-

nomic growth also will feel the impact of what happens on the national and international scene, such as the national impact if sequesteration isn’t avoided, plus the economic climate in Europe and unrest in the Middle East. Silverstein compared the economy to climbing a mountain. She said there will be a lot or ups and downs, plus there will be times when the summit is out of sight, so, while you are going upward, mentally it may feel like you aren’t making progress. “It may not seem like it, but the gross domestic product is actually growing at a

reasonable pace,” she said. “Much of that is due to the fact inflation is low, there is an abundant labor force, real estate opportunities exist and there are low interest rates, although financing may be difficult to obtain.” Jennifer West of Foothills Commercial Builders said it was her first time to attend a session like the business summit. “I didn’t know what to expect but the speakers shared a lot of good information,” she said. “The speakers talked about the challenges to economic growth and I would like to have heard more about how to meet those challenges.” She said the favorable economic growth forecast was good to hear, but it is only a forecast and didn’t make her feel any better about the future. It was then Englewood City Council’s turn on stage to field questions about the community. The first question was how the city could pay for services since housing costs are high and taxes are low. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward said the city relies heavily on sales tax revenues, which are very unstable. So, to continue to provide for services, Englewood has established a conservative budget and brought in new sources of revenues, such as lease payments from city-owned land in Douglas County. Another question asked about economic growth in Englewood. Randy Penn, Englewood mayor, said a lot of things are happening. He said in 2008 there were building permits for about $8 million in construction and last year that rose to $49 million. “We have a number of projects under way or just about to start,” he said. “The result is the estimate is the city will issue building permits for about $250 million in construction.”

Mayor meets with group to plan city vision Goal is to hear what people want Englewood to become By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Representatives of the faith community, business community, city government and school district gathered Feb. 20 to take part in Mayor Randy Penn’s first vision group meeting. “Englewood is made up of a number of different communities, and I want to hold these meetings to hear what people from the different communities want the future to hold for our city,” the mayor told about 20 people who attended the meeting. “I have no idea what I’ll hear or where the meetings will go.” He said his next meeting would be March 20, and he is inviting different members of the business community as well as service clubs, the school district and the city to be part of the project. He

‘I think we are all here to see what we can do to make our community better.’ T.J. Harris said another meeting is planned for April 17 with people who live in Englewood. He said he is seeking six to eight people from each of the city’s four council districts for the meeting. Anyone interested in attending the future vision group meetings should send an email to the mayor at rpenn@englewoodgov.org. Penn began the Feb. 20 meeting by asking for comments about why those attending volunteered to join the group. “I think we are all here to see what we can do to make our community better,” said T.J. Harris,

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Billy Waters, pastor of Wellspring Church, jots down comments from his team at the Feb. 20 visioning group meeting. Mayor Randy Penn set up the meeting to hear from members of the community. Photo by Tom Munds pastor of Mosaic Church. Brad Nixon, owner of Solid Grounds Coffee, agreed. He said he thinks everyone at the meeting wants to build a strong community and make Englewood a good place to live. After listening to the com-

ments, Penn outlined the process he wants the meeting to follow. He said in the first of the group’s meeting, the mayor asked those attending to divide into three teams and each team was asked to talk about Englewood’s strengths. He said the group will meet three

more times. At each meeting, the group will be asked to address one specific city aspect. The aspects on the list are city weaknesses, opportunities and challenges Penn completed his instructions, the group broke into three teams and the mayor gave the teams time to discuss and write down their comments. He then brought the entire group together and asked one person from each team to list the issues the group had discussed. A number of the strengths listed by each group were similar, such as Englewood’s small-town atmosphere and feel, the good recreation programs and the fact most city residents care and take pride in their community. “I think this meeting is a good start in my effort to listen to the people,” Penn said. “I hope more people will volunteer to join us in the next groups and share their visions for what they would like Englewood to become.”

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gory ward City leaders from five South Metro comrtneymunities gathered at Arapahoe Commuhird)nity College to celebrate accomplishments firstof 2012 and preview what’s in store for the coming year. gner The Feb. 22 panel, hosted by First Bank, ards,served as platform for announcements, as tries,well as good-natured ribbing. n the A shared vision for transportation connectivity was a common theme, but the pub-biggest news came in the form of economic Aug.development across the community. win- “We really do want to have Centennial ado-be one of those places where people want ents/to live, work, play,” said Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon to a crowd of more than 300 entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, local businesses and students. “We were very proud this year that Money magazine again named Centennial as one of the safest cities in America, and that’s quite an accomplishment for a city that didn’t even exist 12 years ago.” Noon also announced that Jones International Ltd. has submitted a zoning request to build more than 1.8 million square feet office and retail space on 42 acres of

Local leaders gathered at Arapahoe Community College for a look at what’s in store for 2013. The free event, held Feb. 22, attracted more than 200 attendees to hear the mayors of four local cities and an official of the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Photo by Deborah Grigsby vacant land north of Ikea. “We are currently dealing with an inflow of great opportunities for infill development,” said Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman. In addition to the city’s approval for a 72unit luxury apartment building downtown, Brinkman noted multiple expansions, in-

cluding a $10 million project by Mercedes Benz and Health South’s 49,000-square-foot in-patient hospital. “The fun news is that Breckenridge Brewery has applied to rezone to move their brewery and expand to about three times the size they currently are,” she said, “and that’s about a $20 million project.”

Restaurant Solutions Inc. has purchased a 65,000-square-foot vacant building on Mineral Road and plans to bring 90 jobs to the Littleton area in May. Lone Tree Mayor Jim Gunning said his 2013 priority was maintaining property value. `Those of you who have been watching Lone Tree know it is a small city, but in terms of economic development, it’s very robust,” he said. Among Gunning’s announcements were a $107 million expansion by Sky Ridge Medical Center, a new Embassy Suites near I-25 and Lincoln Ave., a headquarters expansion by Time Warner Telecom, and the official opening of Cabela’s on Aug. 15. “In 2012, our city council established economic development as one of our main goals,” said Englewood Mayor Randy Penn. Penn said in 2008, the city had $12 million in permits; in 2011, $22 million in permits and in 2012, $49 million in permits. “The great thing is 2013 is starting off with a little over $25o million in permits,” said Penn. Penn said he is also working to find space and funding for a “huge convention center” in the City of Englewood. Allen Dreher, treasurer of the Highlands Ranch Metro District, said with the completion of the Highlands Ranch Mansion project, the community will create an accompanying historic park located on the west side of the building. “We have no Cabela’s, no Ikea, we just have a lovely place to live,” joked Dreher.

Ruth ‘Perkie’ Allen passes away at 96 Chamber holding gala Longtime Englewood activist dies 3 days before 97th birtday By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Ruth “Perkie” Allen, who lived up to her nickname for most of her years, passed away Feb. 14, three days short of her 97th birthday. “I knew Perkie for quite a few years. She was a special lady,” said Beverly O’Neil, former Englewood resident. “I played golf with her and, in conversations, she loved volunteering her time to help others. She was a lovely, happy lady who always greeted you with a smile. She was a friend and I will miss her.” Perkie Heron was working as a schoolteacher in Las Cruces, N.M., when she met her future husband, Army Second Lt. George Allen. They were married Nov. 30, 1941. The Pearl Harbor attack brought American into World War II seven days later, and George was assigned to the 517th Parachute Combat Team and sent overseas. He returned to the United States in 1945 and saw his daughter Pamela for the first time.

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The same year, the couple decided to make Englewood their home. George was in construction, purchased two surplus Army office buildings and created the home on South Downing Street in Englewood where Mrs. Allen lived most of her married life and her husband, 99, still lives. While her husband was involved in his business and city government as a member of city council and mayor for two years, Perkie kept busy too. She was a volunteer physical education teacher at Hay Elementary School and served as a volunteer for 25 years on the Englewood Parks and Recreation Commission. She also helped raise money for the Malley Senior Recreation Center and was a member of the Malley trust fund. Among Mrs. Allen’s favorite things to do was to dance with George and to play golf. She shared her love of dance as, in the early 1960s, she was among the founders of the Denver Civic Ballet and contributed to the Denver ballet scene through working on the director’s board and organizing grassrooots support for the dance schools of Lillian Covillo, Lillian Cushing and Gwen Bowen as well as the David Taylor Dance Company. She and George were avid golfers. They were charter members of Pinehurst Country Club as well as mem-

bers of the Senior Golfers of America for many years and always looked for a golf course when they went somewhere on vacation. Perkie liked to volunteer to help others and said often that one of her favorite places to volunteer was Sewall Rehabilitation Center in Denver. For several years, she served on the board of directors and also hosted Sewall’s children’s Christmas Party. Her work to help others was recognized in 2005 when she received the “Channel 7 Everyday Hero” award. There were a number of other awards, including the Yasuri Minori Award for outstanding service in Denver. A memorial service was held at Christ Episcopal Church, 2950 S. University Blvd., on Feb. 25, followed by a luncheon reception at the church. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, George Allen, three daughters, Pam (Cork) Osborne, Deb (Mike) Hickey, and Vicki (Dennis) Griffith, as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations go to Sewall Rehabilitation Center, Attention: Paige Haegle, 1360 Vine St., Denver, CO 80206, 303-399-1800. Condolences may be sent to George Allen, c/o Christ Church, 2950 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210.

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t m u n d s @ o u rc o l o r a d o news.com Companies and individual members of the business community will be honored for their achievements during the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Gala. The annual social event that includes winners selected by chamber members will be held from 6-9 p.m. March 12 at Meridian Englewood, 3455 S. Corona St. Individual tickets are $25 and reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 303-789-4473. Each year, the chamber first assembles a list of nominees and then asks members to vote on which nominee should receive the award for a specific cat-

egory. The candidates in for the award in the five categories are: Lifetime Business Achievement: Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating Inc., Glass Warehouse, Frame De Art II and Bullock Mortuary. Emerging Business of the Year: About Time Fitness, The Copper Pot, ActiveRx and Cthru Cleaning Services. Community Organization of the Year:Meadow Gold Dairies, Mosaic Church, Colorado Neurological Institute and Cuttin’ It Loose. Business of the Year: Isis Books & Gifts, Thompson Automotive Inc., Colore Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria and Boyd Sign System LLC. Chamber Member of the Year: Susan Wong-Peace Massage, Dr. Dave Newman-Englewood Eye Care, A.J Guanella-John Elway Chevrolet and Dan MillerSignal Graphics.


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Olympic wrestling decision falls flat Last weekend’s state high school wrestling tournament brought together some of the most dedicated young men and women in Colorado to showcase a sport that is off the mainstream radar. The hundreds of teenagers who competed in Denver spent months, maybe years, working on moves and strategy, running, lifting weights and sweating. During the season, many monitored their weight down to the ounce. What’s more, they carved out a certain toughness they might not otherwise have known was there. For most of them, their moments on the mats at the Pepsi Center would be the ultimate stage. But some of the young grapplers, no doubt, have aspirations to extend their wrestling careers. First, college. Then, if they can beat the odds, the Olympics. But have the odds already beaten them? As you may have heard, the International Olympic Committee voted on Feb. 12 to drop wrestling from the Summer Games

OUR VIEW following 2016. The sport doesn’t grab the headlines, the TV ratings or the ticket sales of many other athletic endeavors. True, the only wrestling champion many people can name is Hulk Hogan, who performed in a professional, scripted version made for TV. But the amateur sport, real wrestling, has history on its side, dating to the first modern Olympiad in 1896. Going back even further, more than 2,000 years ago, Greeks saw fit to grapple. Wrestling ultimately took hold in many nations and continues as a true test of not only athletic aptitude but of one’s self. Last summer, Forbes.com ran an article with the headline “Why wrestlers make

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Toll-only lane is poor idea

Building a “Toll Only” lane on C-470 is just a bad idea. It creates a lot more construction, a lot more cost, as well as more driving difficulties and safety hazards. Like I-25 north of Denver or those HOV lanes in other big cities. And very few people will use it, especially once they see the cost. Just look at C-470 east — it’s practically empty, even in rush hour. This is just an attempt by the C-470 Corridor Coalition to

get around putting the matter to a public vote. Why don’t they just put it to the public to see if we really want to pay $350 million to build more lanes? The reality is that South Denver is just growing too big, too fast, and if we want to keep growing like this we’re going to have to pay the cost. Is that what we really want? Brian Arkell Lone Tree

Marching to the same drummer It’s just about time to be as mad as a March hare. March is thought of as a hare’s breeding season, and most hares go nuts when they’re breeding. Who doesn’t? The rest of us have March Madness too. The NCAA Division I basketball tournament is a sports fan’s favorite time of the year. Sixty-eight teams start out, and are eventually whittled down to the Sweet Sixteen, the Elite Eight, the Final Four, then just a couple, and it all happens within a few weeks in March and one in April. There are always surprises, Cinderellas, disappointments, buzzer-beaters, and who the hell is Drexel? If you’re old enough, you can still see Michael Jordan’s game-winner for North Carolina, or Christian Laettner’s gamewinner for Duke. If you’re really old enough, you know what championship team Kenny Sailors played for. We root mostly for our alma maters, but after that there are always wonderful human-interest stories, like Michigan’s Chris Webber calling a time-out when Michigan was out of time-outs. By the time I enrolled in college, my school had just won back-to-back championships. By the time I was graduated (with two degrees), we had won seven more. The players stayed around for all four years back then, even the best ones. Now they leave after one, and it used to break my heart. Now it’s just the way it is. One afternoon, I thought I would try out for manager, and wound up in a locker room with one of the most famous coaches in basketball history, and what seemed like 10 All-Americans. I never went back. It was too intimidating I don’t watch professional basketball. It’s not basketball. It’s a version of rugby, and consists primarily of spectacular dunks and tattoos. Not only that, basketball is a fall and winter sport. But the pros will still be at it two and a half months after Major League Baseball opens its season. That’s not right. Once March Madness gets going, you’ll be able to sample games in airports, sports bars and pharmacies. One of my favorite tournament memories was watching the start of a Gonzaga game — before they became a powerhouse — in one airport, and then seeing the end of the upset in my destination airport.

While I was flying high, so were the Zags. Every year some school no one has ever heard of, including their own alumni, beats a team everyone has heard of. Last year it was Lehigh, a 15-seed, beating Duke, a 2-seed. Oh, I’ve heard of Lehigh. I just thought they were in Division III, and played schools like Robert Morris, Muhlenberg and Bucknell. It turns out that they do. The current darlings of college basketball are the Butler Bulldogs, who play in Hinkle Fieldhouse, which opened in 1928. The fieldhouse was used in the film “Hoosiers.” Quick, tell me where Butler is located? The Bulldogs have been upsetting so many bigger schools (enrollment is only 900 more than Cherry Creek High School), that it’s an upset now when they lose to anyone. Future U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley scored 58 points for what school in the Final Four consolation game in 1965? See how much fun this is? Where did Jerry West go to college? There’s a clue in his name. What school’s nickname is the Hoyas? What’s a Hoya? Here are some answers. Kenny Sailors played for the 1943 champion Wyoming Cowboys. Sailors popularized the jump shot. Butler is located in Indianapolis. Bill Bradley played for Princeton. Jerry West was a West Virginia Mountaineer. Georgetown’s nickname is the Hoyas. And what’s a Hoya? No one knows. Before the first tournament game this year, millions of basketball fans will try to puzzle out the brackets, including President Obama. By the time the tournament is ended, some unknown will have had its Fifteen Minutes. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@ comcast.net

the best employees.” The story began with a quote from Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable. “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill — none have wrestled without pride.” Who wouldn’t like to see more people in the workplace — and in the community — with greater self-control and more pride in what they do? If the Olympics serve as a source of motivation for young athletes to continue honing these traits, why take that carrot away? There is still a fighting chance for the sport to appear in the 2020 games. In May, the Olympic committee will consider adding one more sport. Already, efforts are under way in the wrestling community to make sure their sport is the one. There’s even talk of the United States and Iran working together for the cause, a true display of how sports

can unite. We won’t use this space to trash other sports, ones that could be kept out so that wrestling might stay. All sports, in their own way, teach pride and self-control when done right. But consider this: LeBron James has the NBA Finals. Regardless of what wellintentioned players might say, high-profile professional sports reach their pinnacle within the confines of their league’s playoff tournament. Or in a global, sport-specific championship, such as soccer’s World Cup. Amateur wrestling has major events that unite the world’s finest besides the Olympics. Did you know that? No? That’s the point. Wrestling needs the Olympics’ stage. And the Olympics need wrestling to help it remain something the world takes genuine pride in, not just watches like so much reality TV.

Do you remember the time? Do you remember the time, the first time that you fell in love? Do you remember the time when you first met that special someone? Well, I wish I could lay claim to those words, but they actually come from a Michael Jackson song titled “Remember the Time.” I was coaching one of my sales clients recently and all he could say was that he remembered a time when he was really successful, making sales, making money, and had lots of close clients and friends. Then as we talked more and we started to dig a little deeper we found that he had stopped doing the very things that had earned him those clients and close friends, earned him that money, and helped him make those sales. You see, he started to take for granted the hard work and effort he put into his career and the attention he placed on his prospects and clients. All of a sudden he was living in a comfort zone, not paying attention to detail, not doing the little things, and not going the extra mile to win the business. So what happened? He found himself moving from the top of the leaderboard in his company to almost the bottom. They were getting ready to let him go. Funny thing is that I had another client that I was coaching. He also remembered a time when he was really successful, had a great marriage, was having lots of fun, and thought he had found bliss. Then as we talked more and we started to dig in a little deeper we found that he too had stopped doing the very things that had first connected him and his wife, he stopped courting her, he stopped paying attention to what was important to her, and he found

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himself staring down at the potential for divorce. You see, he too took for granted the hard work and effort, the romance that he had placed on his relationship to win her hand in marriage. All of a sudden he too was living in the comfort zone, not paying attention to detail, not doing the little things, not sharing his heart or feelings. And the same thing that happened to our sales champion happened to him. He went from being the star in his bride’s eyes to being at the bottom. She was ready to let him go. Do you remember the time? Do you honestly remember the time? The time you fell in love and what made you fall in love, the time you first placed eyes on your spouse, the time you first held hands, or the time you first kissed. You know what I am talking about, it’s that time when your heart falls to your stomach and maybe even your toes. Well if you find yourself and your relationship at the bottom, think back to when it all first happened and when it all made sense. Because, if you let your mind sing the song, “Do you remember the time …” you can possibly get back to doing all those things you did that once made you famous, Norton continues on Page 7

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City to request inspection of motels Effort would look for compliance with code

er By Tom Munds hat tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com

Englewood will be seeking permission from the owners of the four motels in the city to conduct one-time l- inspections focusing on compliance ofile with Englewood’s property maintenance code. e The council gave consensus apayoff proval to the proposal during the Feb. ion- 19 study session. The discussion was a continuation of the earlier council discussion of possibly enacting a licensing and inspection program for e t’s the motels. Council Member Bob McCaslin said he has been seeking a system that e. lp it would provide accountability and reuine quirements for motels to provide safe, clean rooms for clients. As they looked at possible ways to meet McCaslin’s proposal, the Englewood’s council met on Jan. 28 with Holly Clayton, Westminster’s housing inspector, who

provided information about that city’s licensing and inspection program not only for motels but also for residential rental units. Lance Smith, chief building official, said a licensing and inspection program just for motels could be implemented but it would require city code changes, creation of a lodging license requirement and fee schedule and probably require hiring an additional staff member to conduct the regular inspections. As an alternative, Smith suggested an option of seeking permission from the owner of each motel to allow the city to do a one-time voluntary inspection with the inspection based on compliance with the property management code. He said that if owners allow the inspection, inspectors would visit each unit in all four motels. Violations would be noted and the owner would be required to correct the violations. Smith said the building department personnel would do the inspections but, in order to keep up with

normal building permit inspections, the motel inspection would take four to six weeks. Council Member Jill Wilson said the council can decide if additional action is needed after reviewing the report on the motel inspection. McCaslin said he wanted to see Englewood enact a licensing and regular inspection system, but the cost means that can’t be done. “I believe this voluntary inspections system is a good compromise,” he said. “The voluntary inspection report will tell us what inspectors found and determine if we need to take additional steps to make sure the tenants in the motels have a safe, clean place to stay.” In a report Smith prepared, he said the motels were built in the 1950s and 60s, when travel was on U.S. and state highways, and the motels were built to serve vacation and business travelers. However, the interstate highways changed the travel patterns for vacation and business travelers, so the motels began serving transients or those seeking transitional housing.

Volunteers line up for blood drive Bonfils buses used for annual EHS Honor Society program By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com A steady line of people filled out paperwork, then walked to the two Bonfils Blood Center mobile centers to donate blood during the annual blood drive Feb. 22 sponsored by the National Honor Society’s Englewood High School Chapter. For almost six hours, a students, school personnel and members of the community willingly stuck out an arm so technicians from Bonfils Blood Center could accept a unit of blood from each donor. Englewood resident Jennifer Mezta was in line early. “My daughter goes to Englewood High School. I wanted to support the blood drive because I feel giving blood is a good way to help people,” she said as she filled out the paperwork. “I really believe in donating blood and I wish more people would become donors. I’ve been donating blood for about 10 years. It doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t take a long time and they say donation of a pint of blood could save the lives of three people.”

Amanda Workman, EHS librarian, also was at the drive early. “I signed up as a donor because I believe giving blood may save a life,” she said. “I think the honor society members have done a very good job organizing this drive. They put up posters around the school and used social media like Facebook to get out the word about their project. I understand it is a success and they will achieve their goal of collecting 100 units of blood.” Workman said she has donated blood in the past and thinks she probably should donate blood more often. Honor society member Emily Hinger took care of drive duties she was assigned before she rolled up her sleeves and became a blood donor again. “I was nervous and almost terrified when I donated blood last year because I don’t like needles and didn’t know what to expect,” the EHS junior said. “I am fine this year and look forward to donating blood because I know it helps people.” Hinger said she’ll probably be involved in the drive next year and will try to get more publicity for the project. Another donor was Rebecca Howard, who was one of the first volunteers to actually donate blood.

The 2006 Englewood High School graduate joined her dad Stu, a retired EHS teacher, and her mother Vicki, a school board member, at the blood drive. “I believe in giving blood,” she said as she was donating. “It is something almost everyone can do to help others.” When the blood drive was first launched, it was for staff member Nicole Parcell’s husband, who had leukemia. That drive collected 20 pints of blood, and most donors were EHS staff members. Faye Manceau, then sponsor of the EHS National Honor Society chapter, decided to have the chapter sponsor the blood drive the next year, and it has become an annual event. Bonfils Blood Center supplies blood to more than 200 hospitals and clinics. Last year, the center collected more than 143,000 units of blood. EHS is one of 90 high schools conducting blood drives for Bonfils, and Bonfils has been honored twice for its community involvement. Normally, the blood drive is held in a classroom, and last year it was held in the cafeteria. This year, because of the construction in and around the high school, there was no place inside the building for the drive, so Bonfils brought two of its mobile units.

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MARCH 1-17 COMEDY PRODUCTION. Goodness Gracious! Productions presents “Harvey” from March 1 through 17. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays at Hampden Hall

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MARCH 2, MARCH 9, MARCH 16 FREE CONCERTS. Arts at Plymouth presents several free music concerts on Saturdays in March. Concerts start at 7

p.m. and are at First Plymouth Congregational Church, Hampden and Colorado Boulevard, Englewood. Classical Brass and Frank Perko III perform on organ March 2 in the sanctuary; the Rocky Mountain Flute Choir presents its annual recital on March 9; and Austin Boyd will entertain on piano, organ and guitar on March 16. Call 303-762-0616.

Norton: It’s not too late to climb back to the top Norton continues from Page 6

famous as a spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, employer or employee, or even sales champion. It’s not too late to claim your spot back atop the leaderboard.

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Sep. 3 1927 - Feb 18 2013 Survived by wife Betty; three sons, one daughter; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Harold was active for many years in Boy Scouts in the Englewood area. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed the mountains and fishing.

Are you remembering the little things, the extra effort, the hard work in all that you do? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com and I know that when you do remember, it will definitely be a better than

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aying property taxes is a necessary side effect of home ownership. Across the United States, residents are required to pay property taxes based on an assessment of their homes’ value. Taxes on land and the buildings on it are one of the biggest sources of revenue for local governments. Property taxes are not imposed by the states, but by the smaller governing bodies in cities, towns, townships, counties, and other jurisdictions. Although the taxes are mandated by a higher governing power, the rate at which you pay taxes could be based on a very local assessment of the area in which your house is located and the current market conditions. An assessor will visit a home • usually prior to purchase • and make a determination on the percentage of tax to be paid depending on the condition of the home, the

improvements that have been made and the climate of the economy in your particular town or city. Property taxes are usually calculated by taking the assessed value of your home and multiplying it by the tax rate that has been determined by your local government. While no one can “legally” escape paying property taxes, there are several ways to have them lowered. Getting your home re-assessed is one such way. Individuals who have reached a certain age may be eligible for certain discounts on property taxes. But this may require a very low income to qualify. There are also some tax credits or homestead exemptions that may qualify you for a limited assessed value on the property. For those of you who think you pay a “Lion’s Share” in taxes, take this into account. According to data from the Tax Foundation and Forbes,

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Local chow crowd could get awards

“San Acacio” by Charles Lehman won Best of Show for Darkroom Processing and Printing at the Littleton Museum.

‘Eye of the Camera’ returns Schnelzer serves as juror for annual show By Sonya Ellingboe

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rofessional photographer J.R. Schnelzer has won numerous national awards, in addition to three Best of Show awards at Littleton’s annual Eye of the Camera Exhibition. As juror for the 2013 exhibit, he looked at more than 300 submissions from 101 photographers and selected 83 images by 63 artists. Illustrating many beautiful and unique ways of looking at our world, they will hang at the Littleton Museum through March 31. (Three of the juror’s prints hang to the right of the gallery entrance.) In preliminary remarks, Schnelzer said “the best photographer starts right here,” pointing to himself as an indi-

IF YOU GO The Littleton Museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. 303-795-3950.

“Sara” by Robert Lace won Best of Show for Black and White in the Littleton Museum’s “Eye of the Camera” exhibit. vidual — meaning it wasn’t the equipment that made the difference. He praised the quality of entries generally, admitting to “some disappointment on presentation in a few.” Mike Berenson’s “Wonders of the Night,” Best of Show in Color, is an image of an old log cabin in a night sky of swirling lights. Magic is afoot! “Sara,” by Robert Lace is Best of Show in Black and

White. It’s a large portrait of a blond woman (with dark roots) staring at the camera, with one eye covered by her hair. The viewer is certain she has a story to tell. A new category this year is Darkroom Printing and Processing (versus digital) and the Best of Show went to “San Acacio,” a softly lit picture of an old adobe church and surrounding adobe fence, by

Charles Lehman. It appears to be well-maintained and speaks of hundreds of years of service to parishioners. (There were 12 entries in this category.) Charles Lehman’s “Crown Dancer” won First Place in Color. A single White Mountain Apache Crown Dancer in ceremonial attire represents the spiritual ancestors of the Apache people. With painted body and shrouded head, he looks solemn and other-worldly. One can almost hear drumming in the background and wants to know what story the image reflects. Crisp details stand out in David Anderson’s “Junkyard,” First Place Black and White. An ancient truck is backed by old window frames and miscellaneous junk. Where have they been? Second place awards went to “Trapped in Ice” by Oswald Pfenninger (color) and “Radial Ascent” by Gary Witt (Black and White). Best of Show winners will receive $500 each; First Place, $300 and Second Place, $150. Littleton’s council-appointed Fine Arts Board sponsors this popular annual exhibition, open to all Colorado photographers. The three Best of Show winners will have a joint show in 2014.

New concept comes to Colorado art world 18 creators featured in program offering shares By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com The concept of buying a share in an organization that distributes fresh vegetables through the season, Community Supported Agriculture programs, is fairly well known … but shares in art? Community Supported Art Colorado, CSArt Colorado, has announced a lineup

of 18 diverse artists who will each produce 59 original works of art. (A call for artists went out late in 2012. Selected artists will be paid $850 each.) Fifty pieces of art will go to shareholders and the remaining nine to participating artists. The Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have partnered to present this program, designed to connect local art lovers with local artists. One hundred shares will be sold for $400 each, with collectors divided into two groups. Each shareholder will receive nine

original works of art. Shares are available now: For information, go to csartcolorado.org or info@csartcolorado.org. Half of the work will go to each group in three different distribution events. The first will be on May 16 in the West Terrace tent at Denver Botanic Gardens. At this time, the Gardens will introduce its sculpture show, “Catalyst,” which will includes works by Colorado artists displayed throughout the gardens. Shareholders will be classified Enthusiasts I or Enthusiasts II.

This year’s James Beard Awards semifinalists — which many consider the Oscars of the restaurant industry — are out with several nods to Denver-area nosheries. Here are the contenders: Best Chef Southwest: Alex Seidel, Fruition; Max MacKissock, The Squeaky Bean; and MacKissock’s wife, Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja (which should make for some interesting pillow talk). Rising Star Chef of the Year: Jorel Pierce, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen (who works for owner Jasinski). Outstanding Wine Program: Frasca, Boulder. Outstanding Restaurateur: Frank Bonanno, owner of Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Osteria Marco, Russell’s Smokehouse and more. Outstanding Bar Program: Williams & Graham. Finalists will be announced March 18; awards ceremony (a fancy-schmancy affair in New York City) is May 6.

Ski scene seen

If you’re a “Today” show watcher, you know that lead host Matt Lauer was absent from the show last week. According to my spy, Lauer and his family were spotted on a ski vacation in Vail. Meanwhile, over at Avon, another spy reports that Academy-Award-winning actress Frances McDormand and her filmmaker-husband Joel Coen were staying at The Westin Riverfront last week. I was told that “they are skiing and relaxing.”

Art from the heart

The Madden Museum of Art, 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Circle in Greenwood Village, is opening “Inspired by Art: The Building of a Legacy,” which showcases the artwork collected by John and Marjorie Madden during their 50 years of world travel, exploration, philanthropy and office building development, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. March 16. The permanent installation is the sum of 50 years of collecting and is curated by Museum of Outdoor Arts executive director and co-founder Cynthia Madden Leitner. The opening celebration will feature traditional Irish fare, cocktails, refreshments and Celtic-themed entertainment. John Madden formed the John Madden Company, a real estate development business, in the mid-1960s, which continues to operate today. The Maddens call Denver home. For more information, go to www. maddenmuseum.com.

Limelight for LoDo

The Limelight Awards, LoDo’s coveted annual awards and meeting event, takes place beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 14 with a silent auction and cocktail reception at the historic McNichols Civic Center Building at 14 W. Colfax Ave. (on the corner of Colfax and Bannock). The event recognizes LoDo’s notables for their achievements in 2012. Your ticket includes Wynkoop Brewing Company suds, an assortment of fine wines, Ceren vodka cocktails, fine fare, live music and an evening of glamorous networking. Please RSVP by March 1. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lodo.org or by contacting info@lodo.org or by calling 303-628-5428.

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‘Seafarer’ sails through dark waters Some see humor in play rich with despair

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By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Veteran local actor/director John Ashton said he spent three years trying to get the rights to “Seafarer,” calling it “far and away one of the finest plays I’ve ever seen.” He has assembled a fine cast and arranged with Michael Stricker of the former Paragon Theatre Company to direct it. Stuart Barr, once technical director at Town Hall, now with Denver Center’s education Department, designed the grungy set — an old Dublin house that hadn’t seen a woman’s touch in years. One was sure it smelled of smoke, beer and sweaty old men. Richard Harkin (Steef Sealy) was blinded in a drunken fall and needs his younger brother “Sharky” (John Ashton) to help him with day-to-day functions — help that Richard resists with rather cruel barbs and demands. His certainty that one needs to drink oneself into a stupor on Christmas Eve carries along this very Irish story. His rages and swearing provide some black humor with his totally wacky pronouncements Sharky, who has lost his job and his

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Kirkland Museum pulls out stops

Since November, 25 new objects were added to the Kirkland Museum’s astonishing collection, from the December auctions of Sotheby’s Christie’s and Quittenbaum (Munich). They are in the current exhibit, “New Explorations in International Design 1878 to 2000.” As of Feb. 5, there are 101 objects that are new (92) or haven’t been seen for over two years. The International Decorative Art Collection has not been showcased since 2009 and all 11 of its design areas are represented: Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstatte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Post-Modern. Also showing is: “Colorado Art Survey VIII.” The exhibit will run through Dec. 31, according to curator Hugh Grant. The museum is at 1311 Pearl St., Denver. 303-832o get 8576.

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Shelly Bordas seeks help

Comic actress/teacher Shelly Bordas, who has trained young actors at Town Hall Arts Center for the past nine years, and elsewhere in the metro area for 15 years, has received a diagnosis of brain cancer, forcing her to leave the cast of “9 to 5” which just opened. She hopes to be able to take her young son on a Disney cruise, and the theater community is trying to raise funds to help her do so. Checks can be sent to Shelley Bordas, c/o Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton, CO 80120.

Musicals on tap

• Littleton High School, 199 E. Littleton Blvd., presents “Legally Blonde” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1; 1 and 6 p.m. March 2. • Heritage High School, 1401 W. Geddes Ave., Littleton, presents “Once Upon a Mattress” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1; 2 and 7 p.m. March 2.

Mosaics displayed

“Cutting Edges,” a group show of modern mosaic art, runs March 1-29 at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Artists reception March 14, 7-9 p.m.

Time for tea

“Tea and Talk: The World of Downton Abbey” is scheduled at 2-3:30 p.m. March 9 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Tea, film clips from the series and a presentation on British tea customs and history by tea expert Judy Williams. Also, there will be a trivia contest, a chance to win a set of “Downton Abbey” DVDs and a chance to discuss the series with other fans. 303-795-3961.

Classical favorites

The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacinda Bouton, will present

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Wolff quitting Goodwill

After nearly three years as president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver, Jesse Wolff has announced he is resigning. During his tenure, Wolff has made a significant impact growing the venerable nonprofit’s mission, building the brand, investing in its employees and facilities and transforming the culture of the organization. Since Wolff was hired in 2010, Goodwill’s revenues have nearly doubled. Also under Wolff’s leadership, Goodwill has created nearly 500 new jobs in Denver and northern Colorado, and the company is now among the 60 largest private employers in the state with nearly 1,400 employees. “This was not an easy decision to make,” Wolff said. “In my time at Goodwill, thanks to the hard work of so many talented, hard-working employees across the company we’ve accomplished so much — we’ve increased revenues by more than 40 percent, we’ve increased the reach of our mission programs tremendously and we added 500 new jobs, just to name a few. The transformation of Goodwill that I envisioned has become a reality and I feel like I’m leaving Goodwill in a really

good place. “The decision of who will replace me will ultimately be made by Goodwill’s Board of Directors led by Carrie Mesch. I feel we have one of the strongest boards a nonprofit could ask for, so I am confident they will find someone who will continue to lead Goodwill on its path of increased mission impact, retail growth and employee investment.” Upon Wolff’s departure, for which a date has not yet been set, David Brunick, Goodwill’s vice president of human resources, will act as interim CEO.

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5280, Denver’s “Mile High magazine” is looking for a restaurant critic who can “build upon the success for their established food coverage.” If you think you’re the ideal candidate, email a brief cover letter, resume, three clips, and a sample restaurant review to diningteam@5280.com. No phone calls! Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

The Modern display “New Explorations in International Design” is at the Kirkland Museum. Courtesy photo “Backpacking through Europe,” masterworks that depict the landscape and folk cultures at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Included in the program: “Russian Easter Overture” by Nicolai RimskyKorsakov; “The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)” by Felix Mendelssohn; “La Forza del Destino” by Giuseppe Verdi; “Masquerade Suite” by Aram Khachaturian and selections from “The Sound of Music” by Richard Rodgers. Tickets are available at Lone Tree Arts Center: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Writers invited

Parker Writers Group will meet at 2-4

p.m. March 10 at Parker Library,10851 Crossroads Drive, to hear literary agent Kate Testerman speak on “Query Letters: Do’s and Don’ts.” Everyone is welcome. No charge, no reservation needed.

Call for artists

Plein Air Artists Colorado will hold its 17th National Juried Exhibition Aug. 10-30 at Abend Gallery in Denver. Entries are due by midnight April 28. Juror is William Scott Jennings. The prospectus is available at pleinairartistscolorado.com or CAfé, callforentry. org.

Watercolorist judges Depot show Exhibit runs through April 7 at art gallery By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Watercolorist Pamela Gilmore Hake, who teaches at Arapahoe Community College, served as juror for the Littleton Fine Arts Guild Anniversary Show at the Depot Art Gallery. The exhibit will run through April 7. Hake, whose abstract painting hangs just inside the gallery door, awarded Best of Show to a large, sunny photograph by Nancy Myer, “Rear View Tulip,” which shows the stem and bottom of a full-blown yellow flower with peach touches.

First place went to S. Williams for her “Contemplative Morning in Salcomb, England,” a large watercolor depicting a quiet woman seated in a formal room —apparently thinking. A warm palette includes peach, probably velvet chairs and dark walnut wood. Her dress is in neutral tones, so she doesn’t stand out from the rest of the patterns. Second place was awarded to Fred Bikle for his watercolor, “Alley Rental” and third place to Joyce Murphy for “Tranquility.” An Honorable Mention ribbon went to photographer Peggy Dietz for “After the Lunch Crowd,” which shows a waitress cleaning up in a mellowlooking restaurant with exposed brick wall. Another was given to Brian Serf for his watercolor, “Gates of Lodore, Green River.”

A watercolor, “Contemplative Morning in Salcomb, England” by S. Williams, won first place in the Depot’s anniversary show. Courtesy image The Depot Art Gallery is located in a 19th-century Santa Fe Railroad depot, which was restored by Littleton Fine Arts Guild members with Bicentennial funds and other grants.

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Student pilot Chase Sperry poses next to a twin-engine plane at Centennial Airport. The 24-year-old Metro student hopes rising fuel costs and changing regulations won’t force him to choose between the cockpit and a steady paycheck. Photo by Deborah Grigsby

Student pilots hope to weather change Expense, uncertainty drag numbers down By Deborah Grigsby

dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews.com Centennial student pilot Chase Sperry has a lifelong dream of flying corporate jets. Although the dark-haired, 24-year-old college junior has already invested thousands of dollars into pursuing an aviation degree, current industry trends for pilots have found him thinking about re-routing his career. While many local flight schools declined to share actual student numbers, a recent study conducted by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association found that up to 80 percent of student pilots drop out of training without earning a certificate. According to AOPA, there’s been a steady drop in the number of pilots in the United States. In 1980, there were approximately 827,000 active, certified pilots, and by 2011, that number had dipped to 617,000. “It’s really discouraging out there, and it’s not getting any cheaper to do this,” said Sperry, who is pursuing a professional pilot degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver. If just the cost of going to college wasn’t enough, Sperry says tack on approximately $140 per hour for a single-engine flight instructor, plane and fuel. Some speculate rising fuel costs, liability

and even more rigid medical qualifications are clipping industry growth and fueling the graying of aviation in general. AOPA conducted a national survey of 800 pilots in 2012 and found approximately 80 percent of the responding survey population was between the ages of 40 and 74. Ninety-six percent of those surveyed were male. Although Sperry is determined to fulfill his dream, he admits he’s uncertain about how he’ll get there. “A lot of students I know in the professional pilot program have changed their majors simply because the expense and commitment are prohibitive,” he said. “I’ve even thought about double-majoring in aviation management, myself, just to have a quick backup plan.” Sperry points to new federal mandates that require all newly hired commercial pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experience, more than six times what was required in 2012. “This is just going to make it more difficult and expensive,” he said. “It’s really just so unpredictable, I can’t even imagine what it’s gonna look like when I get there — if I get there.” Industry trade magazines predict an upcoming shortage of qualified commercial pilots as new regulations take effect and large numbers of pilots retire due to age limitations and health problems. “I can only hope I can stay with it until then,” Sperry said. “But good pilots always have a plan B.”

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Drug-war veteran lays down the law Speaker says parents can overestimate knowledge By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Lots of parents today might have experimented with drugs over the years and therefore think they’re hip to the scene. They’re dead wrong, according to Bob Stutman, a 25-year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration who says today’s drug culture is vastly different than it was even a decade ago. “Our kids are using drugs today for which there is virtually no room for error,” he told an audience at Arapahoe Community College Feb. 20. “They make a Stutman mistake, and they’re dead.” Stutman has lots of terrifying statistics floating around in his head, not the least of which is the way many kids first dip their toes into the “high” tide — huffing cooking spray. In fourth grade. And forget marijuana, which runs $200 to $400 an ounce on today’s market. Easier and cheaper are markers stored in a plastic bag with the caps off. And it’s not just kids — on average, five to six college students die on campus every day from a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning. “What’s happening today puts the crack years to shame,” Stutman said. And he should know — he’s credited with bringing the crack epidemic of the 1980s to the forefront of national attention.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of

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Public notice is given on February 19, 2013 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an adult has been filed with the Arapahoe County Court.

Patricia M. Montgomery, aka Patricia Musick Montgomery, and Doris Patricia Montgomery, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 201

Molly Anne Stevens, aka Molly A. Stevens, aka Molly Stevens, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 166

The petition requests that the name of Diane Christine Fieldman be changed to Diane Christine Stranis.

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 June 20, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred.

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 July 1, 2013 or the claims may be forever barred.

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to pay into the system. Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton — who voted against a similar bill in 2009 — agreed with Crowder, as she voiced her support of the legislation this time around. “We are going to have a huge shortage of workforce for our businesses,” she said. This is an emotional issue for many Democrats, and that was on display during the floor debate leading up to the final vote. Sen. Angela Giron, R-Pueblo, a bill cosponsor, spoke through tears as she said

how “this legislation changed my life,” and how she decided to run for office because of it. Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, who is a former teacher, recalled how “emotionally crushing” it was to see some of her students lose hope of ever being able to attend college. “They get this subtle message that they are not valued,” she said. The bill ended up passing the Senate on a 23-12 vote. ASSET now heads to the House of Representatives.

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The city has a snow removal plan, detailing priorities for clearing the city’s 120 miles of streets. First priority sends plows to clear the 35 to 40 miles of arterials. Also a top priority is clearing the areas around schools and hospitals. For this storm, Kahm said the department sent out a pair of four-wheel-drive trucks with V-shaped plows on Feb. 25 to make a single pass to open a path down the

center of the residential streets. “I feel our crews did a good job making sure drivers could get around,” he said. “We have a snow line for people to report city snow removal problems. We had a few calls and they were primarily to see if our plows were coming down their streets.” He said clearing the snow went pretty well and the only major problem was private individuals or companies that plow lots and push the snow out into the street, which is against city codes.

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Buzzer-beater not enough as Warriors fall in OT Cherokee Trail wraps up league crown with win at Arapahoe By Craig Harper

sports@ourcoloradonews.com Closing the regular season with four straight wins - the last two over ranked Centennial League opponents - would have provided the Arapahoe boys with a desirable momentum boost for the 5A playoffs. Thanks to Thomas Trotman’s improbable 3-point buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, the Warriors had a chance to do just that in overtime Friday night against fifthranked Cherokee Trail, which had lost star player Roderick Bernstine to a knee injury. But Arapahoe couldn’t overcome a tough start to the extra session and the visiting Cougars, saved by 20-of-26 free throw shooting over the final 11 minutes, hung on for a 6361 victory. Its ninth straight win clinched the Centennial League title for Cherokee Trail (16-7, 12-2). Arapahoe (16-7, 8-6), which won the previous three titles, finished fourth thanks to No. 9 Grandview’s 59-56 victory over Cherry Creek. The Bruins (7-7 league) beat the Warriors twice and would have held the tiebreaker. Arapahoe coach Dan Snyder, whose last two teams won 25 games and reached the Final Four, had mixed feelings about the week. “We played really well on Wednesday night (75-64 win over Grandview),’’ he said. “But we didn’t execute down the stretch tonight and you can’t do that against a team that’s really good. They won the league and they deserve to win the league.’’ “We fought all the way to the end in this game and the last three games we played very well,’’ Trotman said. “Our effort has been there. Our execution has kind of killed us.’’ Trotman hit what Snyder called a “fluky’’ 3-pointer from about 10 feet over the halfcourt line as time expired after the Cougars had gone ahead 51-48 on two free throws by Solomon Yon with 8.6 seconds left. But the Warriors couldn’t build on that emotional high in the three-minute overtime. Cherokee Trail scored four second-chance points in the first 32 seconds following a missed shot inside by Arapahoe’s Matt Glasscock (15 points) and a Warrior turnover. Arapahoe got to within two points three times before Trotman (12 of his 14 points after the third quarter) hit another last-second 3-pointer for the final margin. And while Cherokee Trail was 12-of-16 at the foul line in the fourth quarter (two misses by Jay Nelson with 28.5 seconds left gave Trotman the chance to tie it), Arapahoe went 3-7 in the period and Glasscock was 1-of-2 with a chance to make it a two-point game with 16.8 seconds left in over-

time. “What we said in the locker room was we just didn’t execute the little things, and making free throws would be one example,’’ Snyder said. “And then we turned it over too many times. You can’t do that and expect to win against a team that’s that good.’’ Arapahoe, which also got 16 points from Mitch Albyn, had trouble matching up with Chrerokee Trail’s athleticism but was stronger inside. “We weren’t able to keep them from getting to the basket and they were able to beat us off the dribble too many times,’’ Snyder said. “And when we helped they would get offensive rebounds. “But our guys played their hearts out, so we’re very, very happy with the effort. We just came up a little bit short to a really good team.’’ Snyder also thought Arapahoe “played much better than we did in the first game against them,’’ a 49-38 loss on Jan. 30 that “was one of our poorest performances of the year. This was certainly a much better game, and we hung in there.’’ Cherokee Trail built a 17-6 lead late in the first quarter, with the 6-7 Bernstine hitting two of his three 3-pointers. But Arapahoe finished the final nine minutes of the half with an 18-5 run, the Cougars making just three of their last 12 shots. But the Cougars opened the third quarter with a 9-2 run and never surrendered the lead thereafter. Bernstine’s injury to his right knee put a damper on Cherokee Trail’s victory and league title. The University of Denver signee stepped on a player’s ankle and landed awkwardly on a rebound with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter. Bernstine, who averages 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, scored 10 points (nine in the first half) Friday. He did not return after the injury and was in considerable pain and needing help to walk after the game. “We’ll just have to see,’’ coach Morgan Gregory said of Bernstine’s availability for the playoffs. “I’m proud of the guys getting it done. But that’d be a huge blow.’’ The Cougars, who won four games two years ago and were 13-12 in 2012, lost five of their first nine games this season, falling to No. 1 Denver East, No. 6 Thunder Ridge and No. 6 Regis Jesuit along with Thomas Jefferson and Rangeview. They lost early in league play to Grandview and No. 8 Eaglecrest before embarking on the current nine-game winning streak, avenging both defeats along the way. “Four of our top eight guys didn’t play until January and we played a tougher schedule this year,’’ Gregory said. “We lost some tough games and really played pretty well, considering, but just couldn’t get over the hump.’’ Friday was Cherokee Trail’s sixth overtime game, which Gregory said “helped us keep our composure. They know what they have to do to grind these out.’’ “Give credit to Arapahoe, they made huge shots,’’ Greg-

Arapahoe’s Evan Walsh goes up for a basket Feb. 1. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen ory added. “I mean, we thought we had `em beat a couple of times. We buckled down and still managed to find a way to get it done in a tough place against a really good program. Arapahoe’s such a good team, so well-coached.’’ Snyder realized going into the season the Warriors would have a tough time matching their success of the last two years. But he’s still hopeful of making some noise in the playoffs. “Other than Denver East, we think it’s one of these onany-given-night type of things,’’ Snyder said. “We beat a very good Grandview team the other night, so we think we’ve got as good a chance as anybody going into the playoffs. But you’ve got to play well and execute down the stretch. If we can’t tighten that up that’ll be a problem.’’

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Regis Jesuit junior Grant Neal celebrates his first place win in the 5A 195-pound weight class Feb. 23. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen

Creek’s Finesilver captures elusive state crown Bruin junior knocks off Cordova for 120 pound title By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com DENVER - The long wait is over for Mitch Finesilver. The Cherry Creek junior lost in the finals at last year’s Class 5A state wrestling tournament and he wasn’t about to

let that happen again. Finesilver, one brother in two sets of twins wrestling for Creek, defeated Coronado’s Adrian Cordova 3-0 to secure the 120-pound state championship last Saturday at the Pepsi Center. “In the second period, I took him down,” said Finesilver. “I got a stall call in the third and it ended up being 3-0.” Cordova was a two-time defending state champion and the two wrestlers split two matches this season. Finesilver, however, won the most important match and

collected his 44th victory in 46 matches this season. “I’ve been training for this since last year,” Finesilver said. “Last year I took second. I’ve looked past that and I’ve been training hard. It feels good to come out on top.” Mitch’s twin brother, Zach, finished fourth at 126 pounds and freshman brother Matt failed to place at 113 pounds. Regis Jesuit junior Grant Neal joined Mitch Finesilver as a state champion when he won the 195-pound title with a 3-2 win over Payton Tapia of Fossil Ridge. The win completed a 41-3 season for Neal.


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Spike in gas prices expected to slow Pinch at pump felt all over, but Colorado cheaper than most

AVERAGE GASOLINE PRICES Colorado U.S. Feb. 22, 2013 $3.58 $3.78 Feb. 15, 2013 $3.45 $3.64 Jan. 22, 2013 $2.85 $3.31 Feb. 22, 2012 $3.10 $3.61 *Statistics provided by AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, which surveys more than 100,000 stations nationwide each day.

By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com Colorado’s 73-cent spike in gas prices from Jan. 22-Feb. 22 may be the largest month-to-month increase in memory, according to one area expert, but a reprieve for Centennial State drivers appears to be right around the bend. In 2011, gas prices peaked at $3.77 in mid-May and in 2012, the high was a $3.90 average on April 17. According to Wave Dreher, director of communications for AAA Colorado, prices are expected to peak sometime around mid-March this year, and barring potential conflict in the Middle East or hurricanes in the Gulf, this year’s high should be lower than the peak points of the previous two years. “We were so fortunate at the first of the year to be so far below the national average,” Dreher said. “We are still well below the national average, and everything I’ve read says we have strong supplies here in the Rocky Mountain West.” According to Dreher, Colorado started the year at an average of $2.99 per gallon, 50 cents less than the national average. But after dropping to $2.85 in mid-January, prices

Castle Rock resident Jorge Markoss fills up at the Conoco at Founders Parkway and I-25 on Feb. 21. Markoss paid 3.86 a gallon for premium gas, topping $60 on a 16-gallon tank. Gas prices in the greater Denver area have jumped 71 cents per gallon in a month’s time. Photo by Ryan Boldrey were up to $3.58 per gallon as of Feb. 22. The spike brought Colorado within 20 cents of the national average, but only five states — Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — currently have less expensive gas prices. In the south metro area, prices are about 3 cents lower than the state average, but

the range varies from $3.35 at the Every Day Gas Station in Parker on the low end to $3.80 at the Town Center Drive 7-Eleven in Highlands Ranch. Prices all over the state have been going up every day since they bottomed out in mid-January. “Sure, I’ve noticed, but what can you

do?” asked Jorge Markoss of Castle Rock after pumping over $61 of premium gasoline into his wife’s vehicle at a clip of $3.86 per gallon at the Conoco at Founders Parkway and I-25. “It has been higher in the past.” Markoss is right too, it has been higher, but the state average — which peaked at $4.09 in July 2008 — was only $3.10 on Feb. 22, 2012, exactly 48 cents less than it was this year on the same date. Part of the reason for the huge spike, Dreher said, is the earlier-than-usual switch from winter to summer blends nationwide — which causes some refineries to go offline during the switchover. With spring coming earlier in most parts of the country this year, more states are making the switch earlier, which is driving price hikes more quickly as opposed to a slower, more gradual climb. Colorado is expected to make the switch to summer blends in mid-March, which will jump prices about 10 cents, but after that gas costs should begin to taper off, she said.

Kids pour their hearts into Freedom Week Sertomans honor winners of student essay contest By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com “I was born into a world of destruction,” wrote Issa Grimes in his award-winning 2013 Sertoma Freedom Week essay. “The ability to walk outside was not an option.” True freedom is only achieved, he said, when people are “compelled to look inward to find their inner freedom.” One might expect such words from a wise old man with a lifetime of experience and struggles to overcome.

Grimes is a middle-schooler. He told the audience he was born in Africa, a world of war in the 1990s. He was adopted in 2003 and now attends Oberon Middle School in Arvada. He was the Front Range District winner in Sertoma’s essay contest, part of the club’s annual Freedom Week celebration. “The purpose of Freedom Week is to involve our community in a celebration of liberty, the central concept of our nation’s historical beginning,” reads the flier handed out during the 30th annual luncheon at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver. “We strive to promote an awareness of how our lives have been enriched by the premise of freedom.” The Central Colorado District winner was Gabriella Lorance, who attends Most

Precious Blood in Denver. She wrote of what life would be like as a girl her age in Afghanistan, facing forced marriage and punishment for simply revealing her face. “I showcase my face and am often told I am beautiful,” wrote Lorance. “I sing. I dance. I am free.” Littleton Sertoman Dave Oppenheim helped judge the essays and said it was refreshing to see how much thought the kids put into defining “freedom.” “Kids get a pretty bad rap, especially in the paper, and this is the good side of them,” said Oppenheim, who won the essay contest himself in 1963. “These are the kids who really don’t make the noise and don’t get the attention. Only the bad kids get the attention, so everybody thinks they’re all bad, and that’s just not true.”

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Mozart’s Requiem Monday, February 25, 2013at 7:00 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex 1000 14th Street | Denver, CO 80202 Mozart’s Requiem - Music for Life Concert The Colorado Chorale will be joined by 500 high school and university students in an educational outreach performance of this choral masterwork. This concert features guest soloists and players from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in the famed Boettcher Concert Hall. For tickets visit: www.coloradochorale.org or call 800-414-2251 Tickets: Adults $17 / Senior (62+) $14 / Youth (5-17 yrs) $5 Ticket prices for the February 25th Music for Life concert are subject to an additional Denver 10% FDA Tax

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LOCAL WINNERS Students from 36 schools submitted entries in the 2013 Sertoma Freedom Week essay contest, with one winner chosen from each. Each earned $100 and a plaque, with the two regional winners earning an additional $200. Local winners include: Jasmin Miller, Englewood Leadership Academy Reagan Shane, Cresthill Middle School Natalie Garner, Ranch View Middle School Ji Yoon Park, Rocky Heights Middle School Jacob Barnard, Saint Thomas More Marissa Steagall, Shepherd of the Hills Christian Gutierrez, Englewood Middle School Alexsandra Raburn, Euclid Middle School Emily Kastner, Goddard Middle School Emma Parkhurst, Newton Middle School Cami Goldsberry, Powell Middle School

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