March 8, 2013
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Arapahoe County, Colorado • Volume 93, Issue 3
Grant sought for park project
OVER THE TOP
Facilities planned for 3-acre space By Tom Munds
Thor, an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 patrol dog, leaps over a tall obstacle to take down trainer Jimmy Vanhove on Feb. 27. The indoor three-day training exercise at Warriors Field House in Highlands Ranch honed the skills of police dogs, their trainers and training decoys. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen
Englewood City Council approved the submission of an application for a Great Outdoors Colorado grant that would help pay for construction of new facilities at Duncan Park. The planned facilities and equipment installation would cost about $1.2 million. The Feb. 19 approval allows the parks and recreation department to submit an application for a $350,000 state grant. If the application is approved, the city will provide about $392,000 in matching funds. The city matching funds are in the budget and will be made up of money from the program returning a share of the county’s open space tax to communities, and also from the Conservation Trust Fund, which Englewood receives from the Colorado Lottery. Duncan Park is a three-acre stretch of open land at 4800 S. Pennsylvania St. It is the only park in the southeastern quadrant of the city. “I am excited and I hope the grant is approved so the city can make the park improvements,” Shirley Wetzler, an area resident, said as she walked her dog in the park. “The park is important to our community. The city has been great and has kept the people who live in the area informed and involved in the process to develop plans for Duncan Park. Most of us are very pleased with the plan and look forward to the park project being completed.” Englewood School District bought about 3.3 acres of land in the early 1950s and built Duncan School at 4800 S. Pennsylvania St. Duncan continues on Page 5
Comprehensive plan on track to be updated Primary changes to 2000 document will be in wording, data By Tom Munds
email@example.com Englewood City Council gave consensus approval Feb. 25 to begin the process to update the city’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a policy doc-
ument that guides future development of the city. It serves as a long-term vision for the city and covers a broad range of topics such as city services, transportation and the economy as well as all the city’s geographical areas. The process to update Englewood’s comprehensive plan began several months ago when Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward and Council Members Jill Wilson and Joe Jefferson volunteered to spend countless hours reading through the plan and developing recommendations for changes.
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“Generally, the focuses of our recommendations are to update the wording, information and date in the plan,” Jefferson said at the Feb. 25 council study session. “We never intended to hash out minute details.” Woodward said a comprehensive plan is a long-term vision of what the city would like to become. “We know changes will happen throughout the city,” he said. “I can’t imagine Broadway will look as it does today 20 or 30 years from now.” Mayor Randy Penn said the committee did a lot of work and has submitted its recommendations. “Now, we need all council members to review and comment on the proposed changes,” he said. Woodward suggested council members make notes on the proposals that will be integrated into the final draft that will be used to update the comprehensive plan. The final recommendations will be
used to create a draft update of the comprehensive plan, which should take about two to three months. Then, it will take about two months for the proposed update to be reviewed by the city’s boards and commission. The result of those reviews will be used to create a revised draft that will be sent to the planning and zoning commission for review. The result of the commission review will be used to create revised draft three, which will be available as public hearings are held on the draft update of the comprehensive plan. From there, it will be considered for adoption by the city council. “The schedule is for us to have the updated plan approved by council by the end of the year,” Community Development Director Alan White said. “If the changes are wording and data, the process should move quickly, but the schedule could slow down if maps and graphs were part of the upgrades because those elements could generate more interest from residents.”
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Young reader’s love lives on On book selection day, one of the most special days at Iowa Elementary in Aurora, almost 2,000 new stories crowd the school library. There’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” And “Misty of Chincoteague.” And “The Good Dog.” And so many more. But the best story isn’t in a book. It’s the one being written every time Carole and Joe Hemmelgarn walk through the doors, hauling their load of books to lovingly place into the hands of every child there. It’s the one being written every time students ask about Alyssa, their 9-year-old daughter. “Do you miss her?” “Are you sad?” It’s the one being written with every hug Carole and Joe, and the children, give to each other. “It’s a gift,” Principal LuAnn Tallman says. “It’s a relationship. Someone else cares about them.” And someone else cares about Alyssa, who died suddenly six years ago, breaking her family’s hearts. “They talk of her as a personal friend,” Tallman says of her students. “We really consider Alyssa a part of our school.” That means everything to Joe and Carole. “As the years go by, people don’t ask anymore,” Carole says. “Kids are amazing. They’re not afraid to ask ….” If you asked, you’d hear a story about loss and sorrow, but also about hope. And love. And books. It begins, of course, with Alyssa. Doctors diagnosed the leukemia on Feb. 26, 2007. She was two months shy of her 10th birthday when she died 10 days later
of complications from the treatment. “The heartbreak, the heartache ….” Joe’s voice trails off. Her bedroom, still as it was when she last slept in it, reflects the boundless enthusiasm and diverse interests that endeared her to so many. Under the bed is the board with the intricate city she spent a whole day folding out of scrap paper. In a large shadow box on the wall are the colorful googly-eyed puff ball creatures she made for each holiday, a picture of her favorite go-with-hereverywhere white teddy bear with the red heart called Valentine, clothespin dolls she created, poems she wrote for her classes at Fox Creek Elementary in Highlands Ranch. She titled one “Upside Down.” Yesterday my brain flipped upside down And my train of thought crashed And thirty of my brain cells died … So please excuse my attention span in Math. “She was a goofy kid,” Joe says. At the beginning of fourth grade, she started waking up at 4:30 every morning. “She made her breakfast, fed her lizard, played the guitar. It was almost as if she felt ‘I’m running out of time here.’ ” Her best friend was her younger broth-
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er, Griffin, now 12. Smiley and fun-loving, Alyssa grew her hair to cut it off for wigs for cancer patients. She loved to ski, play soccer — and read. A book she was reading when she died, “The Fairy’s Return and Other Princess Tales,” still rests on her dresser. That last Christmas, she had written her parents a note. Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for caring for me. And loving me. Stay warm and help old and poor. Thank you. Love, Alyssa. Merry Christmas. For Carole and Joe, the words took on new meaning after her death. “When parents lose a child,” Carole says, “there’s this need to give back or do something.” They combined Alyssa’s love for reading with her compassion for the less fortunate and, a year later, in 2008, the Alyssa Cares Foundation was born. They decided to take books to schools where most of the students qualified for free and reduced lunch, a marker of poverty, and where reading scores were low. Iowa Elementary was the first school. Today, four more elementaries participate — Harrington, Doull and Swansea in Denver, and Paris, also in Aurora. Carole and Joe, with Griffin and their volunteers, visit each school three times a year and bring enough books to give every child — from kindergarten to fifth grade — one to take home, each time. So far, they have distributed more than 30,000 books, all bought with donations from individuals and corporations. “We tell Alyssa’s story, about her love for reading,” Joe says. “The book is our way of having the introduction. We talk a lot about what it can do for you in your life. … The gateway to learning is reading, and everything becomes a little easier if you can read.” But something else, a little bit magical, blossomed along the way. “We did not see how they would connect with Alyssa,” Carole says. “She’s like this mentor. They want to read for her. They say, ‘We want to be like you, Alyssa.’” And they want to share their stories, many of which, like Carole’s and Joe’s, are of struggles and loss. “Storytelling,” Carole says, “is so powerful.” LuAnn Tallman, the principal: “The
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books are important, but it’s Carole’s and Joe’s relationship with the children that has made the biggest difference in their reading.” Carole and Joe don’t forget. “They will recognize the kids and say, ‘We remembered this book for you,’” Tallman says. “They’re willing to give freely of themselves to make these kids feel good about reading and feel good about life.” The connection is evident in the plastic bin under Alyssa’s bed, packed tightly with more than 2,000 letters from children at the schools. A colorful wire sculpture that depicts Alyssa reading, from Harrington Elementary, sits on her dresser. Iowa Elementary’s library is now named after her. The foundation, Joe says simply, “keeps her memory alive. It’s creating some type of legacy, and I guess we just didn’t want her story to end.” Every Christmas, Carole places under the tree a stack of gift-wrapped books for Alyssa. One by one, she’ll read them throughout the year, in the quiet of Alyssa’s bedroom or the loft at the cabin or her gravesite. “I do read out loud and I talk to her,” Carole says. “I ask her what she thinks about the book. … It’s a connection — the book — and I don’t know why.” Perhaps it just keeps the door open. Joe likes to tell the kids at the schools “every book you open, the more doors you open, and the more doors open for you.” One day, a young boy came up to him, book in hand. He turned a page. “Mr. Joe,” he said, “I’m opening a door here.” The boy smiled. Joe smiled at the memory. A connection made. One more line in a story being written one book at a time, one child at a time, by a little girl and the family who misses her. That’s a story of hope. And of love. And that’s the best story of all.
Celebrity of K-9 world. A world-renowned trainer of attack dogs recently paid a visit to the area. Page 10
Topics: Transformers Nature’s Artists Backyard Habitats
Amendment 64. A state-appointed task force has wrapped up its recommendations on handling legal marijuana, and has forwarded them to lawmakers. Page 7
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Photography show. The Byers-Evans House Gallery’s new photo exhibit is “The Denver Salon: Then and Now.” Page 21
Round-robin tourney. Englewood High School lacrosse players, led by new coach Tim Williams, are hosting three out-of-town teams in a tournament. Page 22
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Gun-control bills advance amid uproar Two sides stake out positions on day when Democrats prevail By Vic Vela
email@example.com Seven Democratic-sponsored gun control bills passed state legislative committees on March 4, following a remarkable day where swarms of people filled the Capitol to make their voices heard on the most polarizing political issue of the session. The seven bills passed two Democraticcontrolled Senate committees on party-line votes, following lengthy hearings that often became emotional — and sometimes got a little rowdy. The first bill hearing began just after 10:30 a.m., with passage of the seventh and final bill of the day taking place about 12 hours later. There was plenty of buzz in and around the Capitol throughout much of the day — including honking vehicles that drove around the Capitol in circles all day long, in what was a grating display of displeasure from those opposed to the gun-control measures. Those in favor of the bills also made their opinions known before the hearings started. A press conference was held by gun violence victims and family members whose
Mark Kelly testifies before the Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee in support of a bill that would require all gun sales and transfers to be subject to background checks. The retired astronaut and Navy captain is the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was badly hurt when she was shot in 2011. Photo by Vic Vela lives have been affected by mass shootings, all of whom called for tighter gun laws. One of them was Mark Kelly, the space shuttle commander and husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. On
Jan. 8, 2011, Giffords was seriously injured in a shooting rampage while she was hosting a constituent event that took place outside a grocery store near Tucson. The shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, used a Glock 18 semiautomatic handgun to fire more than 30 rounds in a matter of seconds into the crowd, killing six people and injuring many. Loughner ended up pleading guilty to several federal charges and is now serving life in prison. After the press event, Kelly testified in support of House Bill 1229, which requires universal background checks for gun sales and transfers, telling members of the Senate’s State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee that the bill would help keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people like Loughner. “Behind every victim lies a matrix of failure and inadequacy,” Kelly said, referring to issues such as poverty and mental health. “The breadth and complexity of gun violence is great. But that is not an excuse for inaction.” But Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, did not take up Kelly’s call for action. “Public policy should not be based on emotion,” Harvey said. “Public policy should be based on logic. Even if this (law) was in place in Arizona, it would not have stopped the shooter from getting the gun.”
Horns honk for firearms
Disputes of the Kelly and Harvey kind were hardly unique on March 4. All day long, through several hours of testimony and hallway conversations, there were point-counterpoints being made on a day of frenzied activity at the Capitol. The two large committee rooms that held the hearings — including the Old Supreme Court Chambers — felt more like phone booths for much of the day, as concerned citizens and members of the press packed the standing-room only affairs. That’s not to mention the phenomenal lines that wrapped around the committee rooms, which were full of Coloradans — predominantly Second Amendment advocates — who showed up well in advance of the first hearing in hopes of having a chance to testify. Mark Dunham of Conifer — who was sporting camouflage gear and an “I Vote
Pro-Gun” sticker on his chest — was sitting alone in a hallway, after having arrived at the Capitol about 9:30 a.m. It was 1 p.m. in the afternoon when he spoke with a reporter, and he was still waiting for his name to be called. “This is nothing,” he said. “These are just the people who could make it today. There’s a lot more of us, and I plan to stay in here the whole day, until it concludes.” Meanwhile, there was wild theater going on outside the Capitol. Vehicles made continuous circles around the building, with drivers who opposed the gun bills participating in what seemed like an endless horn-honking display. The blaring noise from outside was muffled, but was certainly audible from inside each of the committee hearing rooms. One of the vehicles, a large-sized truck, flew a Tea Party flag and the Stars and Stripes as it circled around, and around and around... “It’s just a zoo out there,” said Juliette Hidahl of Denver, who showed up in support of the legislation. “People driving around, blasting their horns. And it really bothers me, them driving around with big (American) flags on their cars, because it’s supposed to hang in glory.” As if that weren’t enough, a biplane flew above all the noise and hubbub, pulling behind it a sign intended for Gov. John Hickenlooper that read, “Hick, don’t take our guns.” As for the activity where all the action was taking place, committee chairpersons at times had to pound their gavels whenever applause or the occasional commentary rang out from members of the audience. One of the more lively encounters occurred during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, when committee member Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, asked Dudley Brown of the pro-gunrights group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners if the organization had ever donated money to any members of the Judiciary Committee. “Yes, senator,” Brown said. “And we’re going to give money to your opponents, too.” Brown’s comment was followed by applause from the audience, and a pounding of the gavel from the committee chairwoman, Sen. Lucia Guzman of Denver.
Bills moving forward
Each of the following seven gun-control bills passed their respective committees on March 4, on a 3-2 party-line vote. The bills are expected to go before the full Senate on March 8. Democrats hold a 20-15 voting edge in the upper chamber, but it remains to be seen how many members end up voting for the measures. The bills that started in the House of Representatives already have passed the lower chamber: • Senate Bill 195: Bans online training for those seeking concealed handgun permits. • Senate Bill 196: Places civil liability on assault weapon manufacturers, sellers and owners, when their firearms are used in a crime. • Senate Bill 197: Restricts domestic violence offenders from having access to guns. • House Bill 1224: Limits high-capacity ammunition magazine rounds to 15. • House Bill 1226: Bans concealed guns from being carried on college campuses. • House Bill 1228: Requires those who go through gun background checks to pay the associated costs. • House Bill 1229: Universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers.
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Meetings let residents r Duncan: share their ideas for city park
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High School will be taking flew state assessment tests. g beHickBishop Elementary School our 3100 S. Elati St., 303761-1496 ction • March 12-14 sons Third-, fourth- and fifthnevgraders will be taking state ntary assessment tests. e. s ocenate Clayton Elementary School ittee 4600 S. Fox St., 303merce 781-7831 gun- • March 8 wners Students who earned tioney ger paws for behavior will mmit- take part in the special Tiger Paw Recess. we’re • March 9 ents, Three Clayton teams will take part in the Destination
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Cherrelyn Elementary School
4500 S. Lincoln St., 303-761-2102 • March 8 The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization-sponsored movie night will be held at 6 p.m. • March 14 The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 5 p.m.
Charles Hay World School
3195 S. Lafayette St., 303 761-8156 • March 14 The Health and Wellness Committee will meet at 3 p.m. • March 15 There will be a Cougar Roar assembly, honoring individual students for academic and/or citizenship
Englewood Middle School
300 W. Chenango Ave., 303-781-7817 • March 12 Individual and group photos are scheduled during the school day. • March 13 This is the final day of the school’s third quarter.
Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School
2323 W. Baker Ave., 303-934-5786 • March 11 This will be a shortschedule day for students
Englewood High School
3800 S. Logan St., Ph: 303-806-2266 • March 8-9 There will be performances at 7 p.m. each night in the school auditorium of the winter musical, “Hello Dolly.” • March 14 A festival band concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
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ENGLEWOOD POLICE REPORT Police seek victims
Englewood police officers investigating a report of a family disturbance on Feb. 18 learned a 15-year-old girl had taken a family member’s car early that morning and, along with two 9-year-old boys, reportedly hit at least 11 vehicles parked in the 4000 to 4200 blocks of South Cherokee and South Delaware streets with eggs. The 15-year-old was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. She could face felony charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal mischief. Under Colorado law, the 9-year-old boys are too young to be charged with a crime and were subsequently released to their guardians. The Englewood Police Department believes there may additional victims whose vehicles were damaged by eggs. If a vehicle owner in the neighborhood has a vehicle damaged by eggs on Feb. 18, please contact Officer Matt Mander at 303-7622390 or Officer Bobbie Garrett at 303-762-2456.
Underage drinkers found
A call to Englewood police dispatch about 12:30 a.m. March 2 reported there were intoxicated juveniles at 700 E. Jefferson Ave. Officers investigating the report found three people who appeared to be intoxicated, a 22-yearold man and two young women, one 19 and one 16. Investigators reported the 22-year-old bought alcohol for the two young women. The two young women were arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor. The 19-year-old was taken to Swedish Medical Center to be treated for an alcohol overdose and the 16-year-old was released to her parents. The 22-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County jail. He could face felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Traffic stop results in arrests
A traffic stop about 11:30 p.m. Feb. 28 resulted in the arrest of three men on charges not related to the traffic violation. Englewood Police Of-
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ficer Bob Akins stopped a car at about Broadway and Quincy for a turn violation and he reported there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. The driver, a 29-yearold man, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the 28-yearold front seat passenger was arrested for having an open alcohol container in the car. The 29-year-old in the back seat gave permission for officers to search him and they found the suspect had a small amount of methamphetamine, so he was arrested. The driver and the 28-year-old were each issued a summons to appear in municipal court and released. The 29-year-old rear seat passenger was taken to the Arapahoe County jail. He could face charges of possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance.
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Officials of two cities skeptical about possible moves
tensive agreement should be explored. Gillit responded that he felt the idea of the study was to determine how both cities could save significant money. However, the current reported savings is about $78,000 By V split between the two cities. He added that suggested collaborationvvel By Tom Munds on issues like a salary schedule would raisecom email@example.com costs for Englewood and probably wipe out Em the savings. Representatives of Emergency Services Littleton Council Member Jerry Valdesleave Consulting International said their feasiagreed. He said he expected the study toexten bility study of the Englewood and Littleton identify efficiencies that would producewith fire departments indicates changes must be cost savings and he doesn’t see that in thetions made because the status quo can’t be susreport. Englewood Council Member Lindahave tained long-term. Olson also said she expected the study tounio But there wasn’t a lot of approval for the identify significant financial savings fordo s mov consultants’ two favored options of a much both cities. more stringent, detailed inter-governmen“I wonder if the study has identifiedLegis tal agreement to strengthen collaboration, some of the strategic initiatives are fairly H or establishment of a joint fire agency. simple to do and can improve efficiency,”expa About 20 Englewood and Littleton officials gathered March 4 to hear consultants present the final report on the and No suggestion was made by either city she said. council to move forward with either option. feasibility study of merging Englewood and Littleton fire departments. Photo by Tom Munds David Oppenhein, president of thecove But, near the end of the meeting, Littleton a joint Englewood/Littleton city council avoid additional costs. board of directors for the Englewood Fireyond Council Member Phil Cernanec suggested meeting along with representatives of the Englewood Council Member Rick Gillit, Protection District, raised an issue aboutpare having each council select about eight Littleton Fire Protection District and the the first to speak during the time for ques- the suggestion that the two departments Th spon items from the consultant’s list of 42 stra- Highlands Ranch Metro District. tions, said the suggestion was the creation form a fire district authority. tegic initiatives, and suggested that each of “Fire authorities are created by a vote ofPeni Jim Broman of ESCI did about a 25-min- of an intergovernmental agreement, but the city managers and fire chiefs spend the ute power point presentation about the the two departments had such an agree- the people, not by city councils,” he said.pass summer determining whether the initia- final report. He noted the findings were ment that was working well. “I have talked to a lot of people in the areacont tives improve efficiency or reduce costs and contained in 42 strategic initiatives created Broman said the current agreement and no one supports creating a fire agency,Insu then whether it is feasible to institute those because of the potential to improve service doesn’t move the two departments toward because creating an agency will mean theymen line v initiatives. delivery, eliminate duplication or be able to greater collaboration, and that a more ex- will pay higher property taxes.” “I The presentation was made March 4 at tion resen like Peni mem Bu dations to an unmar- who a person is sleeping with. com Questions raised about ried couple, knowing “Apparently, it only happens in the expa that they’re going to well of the House,” Gardner said. second provision of bill abus have sex there. Gardner was among a handful of By Deborah Grigsby hoe County Sheriff’s Office,emp Kagan said during a Republicans who also raised concern dgrigsby@ourcolorado which began an investigaBy Vic Vela ness Feb. 21 hearing before during the bill’s final passage on Feb. news.com firstname.lastname@example.org tion. News reports indicatesuffe the House Judiciary 27 that, by removing the sexual immothe case is complex andbein Committee that the rality law from the books, police and It was quite a way to start off a bill An Arapahoe County may involve several bank Th sexual immorality law prosecutors would have one less tool woman is suspected of em- accounts. debate in the state House of Represen- Kagan has been prosecuted 11 times in the to use in fighting human trafficking bezzling about $650,000 tatives. The sheriff was unavailcases, such as prostitution. “Members, who did you sleep with last five years. from a major youth sports able for comment. “There are only two statutes in ColGardner read aloud several cases organization, and Sheriff last night?” Rep. Daniel Kagan said on The AYL oversees comorado law where a person’s guilt de- where the law had been used in con- Grayson Robinson expects petitive league sports for Feb. 26, to laughter from lawmakers. The Cherry Hills Village Democrat pends on the marital status — wheth- junction with human trafficking cases, an arrest in the next few more than 6,000 youth from was making a point that it’s no one’s er you’re married or single — where it telling lawmakers, “The fact that it’s weeks, according to news ages 6 through high school. business who a person sleeps with, as depends on whether a crime has oc- been used at all tells me that it’s not a reports on KCNC-Channel AYL, headquartered in he was arguing in favor of a bill that re- curred,” Kagan said during that com- trivial law.” Littleton, serves Denver, Au4. Republicans also reminded felpeals a state law against adultery, and mittee hearing. Pamela Schlehuber, 51, rora, Littleton, Englewood, All seven Democrats on the com- low House members that the House has denied involvement to Highlands Ranch, Castle one that makes it a crime to promote mittee voted for the bill. Only one Re- recently passed a resolution creating local media and has spo- Rock, Parker, and Elizabeth, “sexual immorality.” House Bill 1166, which is being co- publican, Rep. Carole Murray of Castle Human Trafficking Awareness Day. ken with investigators, but and provides league adminKagan said removing the sexual im- reports show investigators istration for football, basesponsored by Kagan, ended up pass- Rock, voted it out of committee. Howing the House the next day, in spite of ever, Murray ultimately ended up vot- morality law from statute does not af- think she may be linked to a ball, basketball, volleyball Republican lawmakers raising con- ing against the bill. During the hear- fect other crimes that are more direct- series of accounting “anom- and softball. cern that part of the bill could end up ing, Republican Rep. Bob Gardner of ly targeted at human trafficking cases, alies” during her employRandall stated on the adversely affecting law enforcement’s Colorado Springs blasted Kagan for such as pimping and pandering. ment as Arapahoe Youth organization’s website that Kagan also said that district attor- League treasurer. abilities to deal with crimes such as using the committee’s time to hear a the “unfortunate turn of bill that he said doesn’t do a whole lot. neys in the state have been silent on prostitution. A statement on the AYL events” would not interrupt “Why are we spending time on this issue. The adultery law has been on the website by president Craig services provided by AYL. The bill passed the House on a 37- Randall said the organizabooks since the 1900s, but there is no this?” Gardner said during the hearLisa Pinto, spokeswompenalty associated with cheating on ing. “It has more interest (from the 26 vote. With Rep. Jenise May of Aurora tion’s board of directors an for the 18th Judicial Disone’s spouse. But the other longstand- press) than some things today that are absent, the remaining 36 Democrats uncovered “potential issues trict Attorney’s office said ing Colorado law that Kagan’s bill far more important to the people of voted for the bill. Rep. Don Coram of with the accounting of the the investigation remains Montrose was the only Republican to AYL funds” in August 2012. seeks to repeal carries with it a misde- Colorado. Why bother?” with the ACSO and could Gardner also used the Feb. 26 vote in favor of the bill. Republican meanor penalty. Schlehuber left the orga- not comment on the case An example of “promoting sexual House debate to argue against the bill, Rep. Timothy Dore of Elizabeth was nization sometime in 2011. until it is filed with the DA. immorality,” would be when a hotel saying that he doesn’t believe police absent. Queries made to the AYL AYL officials reported The bill now heads to the Senate. worker or a landlord rents accommo- are going door-to-door, asking about their findings to the Arapa- were not returned.
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ationvvela@ourcoloradonews. raisecom e out Employees who seek aldesleave from work to care for dy toextended family members ducewith serious health condin thetions — as well those who indahave ailing partners in civil dy tounions — would be able to s fordo so under a bill that is moving through the state ifiedLegislature. fairly House Bill 1222 would ncy,”expand the federal Family and Medical Leave Act to thecover family members beFireyond one’s spouse, child or boutparent. ments The bill, which is being sponsored by Rep. Cherylin te ofPeniston, D-Westminster, said.passed the Democraticareacontrolled House Health, ency,Insurance and Environtheyment Committee on a party line vote of 6-5 on Feb. 28. “It expands the definition of family to better represent what families look like in this day and age,” Peniston told committee members. But Republicans on the committee feared that the expansion could lead to abuse of leave requested by employees, and that businesses’ productivity could suffer because of workers being away from their jobs. They also expressed
concern that the bill would end up doubling the amount of leave that employees already receive, under the current structure of FMLA. “We are simply putting more burden on employers,” said Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial. Right now, FMLA requires that businesses with a work force of 50 or more employees grant workers up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave, in the event that they or their spouses, children or parents are dealing with a serious health issue, or are pregnant. But Peniston’s bill would expand the group of family members for whom an employee is able to take time off work to care for, to include grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and first cousins. The bill also would allow employees who are in civil unions — which is expected to pass the General Assembly this year — to leave work to care for their partners. Leave also would be allowed if an employee’s designated beneficiary becomes seriously ill or injured. That was the case with Belinda Williams of Denver, who testified that her boyfriend — who was her
designated beneficiary — cared for her after she suffered multiple spinal fractures following a bicycling accident a couple of years ago. “This can happen to anyone,” said. “(My boyfriend) risked his job for me and I know I’m not the only person who has been through this.” Others who testified in favor of the bill included those representing Latino and gay advocacy groups. Evy Valencia of the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights said there “is a shared responsibility among families” in the Latino community and that this bill would help relatives be there for each other during difficult times.
Daniel Ramos of One Colorado, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group, testified about the importance of allowing couples who enter into civil unions the ability to take time off work to take care of their partners, without risking a job loss. “Imagine how you would feel if you can’t get the time off to care about the person you love in a time of need,” Ramos said. But those who testified against the bill said it would end up hurting businesses. Nick Hoover of the Colorado Restaurant Association said that eateries could experience “disruptions in service to customers” if more employees took time off work, and that training
temporary employees to do their jobs would be expensive. Brooke A. Colaizzi, an attorney who represents businesses that are also opposed to the bill, said the legislation poses “extremely serious problems for employers.” She said that in addition to the bill creating more administrative headaches for employers, there also lies the possibility that a worker could take dual leave time, if FMLA is expanded. For example, if the bill becomes law, it would be possible that an employee could take leave to care for a grandparent, and then take another 12 weeks of leave down the road, under FMLA. “Our clients call the stat-
ute a nightmare,” Colaizzi said. “I see a potential for abuse here.” Swalm said the bill could discourage employers from hiring new workers. “It makes it more difficult and more threatening to them, frankly,” he said. “Because they don’t know what kind of baggage they’re getting with that employee.” Peniston and other supporters of the bill tried to quell those concerns, saying that it would be unlikely that an employee would take any more unpaid leave than they absolutely had to. Peniston also amended the bill to include language saying that the bill’s intent is not to create more leave for employees.
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Marijuana task force wraps up its work Group’s recommendations will be sent to Legislature By Tom Munds
t m u n d s @ o u rc o l o r a d o news.com The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force’s final meeting focused on taxation to develop recommended tax levels for commercial marijuana sales. The recommendations made on Feb. 28 suggest a 15 percent excise tax that stores would pay at the wholesale level. It was also recommended that a special sales tax be implemented for recreational marijuana, with an example of a 25 percent sales tax customers would pay when making purchases. Any special voter-approved taxes would be in addition to the state’s 2.9 percent sales tax as well as any local sales taxes. The task force discussed the issue and generally agreed that, if the state-imposed taxes were too high, users would turn to the black market for marijuana. One member suggested that keeping the total cost, including taxes, of legal recreational marijuana less than the black market cost could bring an end to illegal pot sales. However, members repeatedly noted that because of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, no tax could be
imposed without voter approval. As they wrapped up their discussions, it was noted that recommendations will be assembled into a report that, in the next two weeks, will be forwarded to the General Assembly to use in establishing rules and regulations for the new recreational marijuana industry. Colorado voters created a whole new industry in November by approving Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older. When Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the voter-approved amendment into law, he created the 24-member task force to establish recommendations for regulating the new industry as guidelines for state legislative action. The governor spoke at the Feb. 28 task force meeting. He thanked the members for the thousands of hours they put into developing their recommendations. “We are entering a new and different world,” Hickenlooper said. “No matter how thoughtful we are, not every area will be adequately addressed. I think there will be unanticipated negative consequences.” He stressed the need for education and safeguards to keep marijuana out of the hands of those under 21. “We need to let our children and young people know that, just because it is now legal doesn’t mean it is safe,” the governor said.
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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
Looking forward to ‘sunshine’ this month Amid what is traditionally Colorado’s snowiest month, we are marking down a week of sunshine on our calendars. Sunshine Week begins March 10. OK, it has nothing to do with the weather — it’s about open government and freedom of information. Launched by the American Society of News Editors in 2005, the initiative is timed to coincide with the birthday of the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison, on March 16. As a media organization, we naturally embrace this national push for transparency. So should you. “Though created by journalists, Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to
OUR VIEW know what its government is doing, and why,” explains the website www.sunshineweek.org. “Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.” Think of the information you have access to that could make a difference in your
daily life, your vote, your knowledge of the community. • Crime rates in your city. • Salaries of public ofﬁcials at all levels of government. • Voting records of lawmakers. • Health-inspection records of local restaurants. • Arrest reports, including the name, age and address of crime suspects. • An accounting of who resides in the county jail. • A list of convicted sexual predators in your neighborhood. • Email exchanges of public ofﬁcials. • A complete spending plan by your city and county.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What do you think of banning guns on college campuses? A bill that would ban guns on Colorado’s college campuses is making its way through the General Assembly.
On a recent morning in Lone Tree, we asked some people what they thought of this idea.
“I don’t think guns have a place in an institution of learning. I think there ought to be a way to make campuses safe without guns.” — Jim Sweller, Lone Tree
“It should be an individual choice. Our forefathers came here and had a vision of why we should be able to protect ourselves.” — Ken Spadi, Littleton
“I don’t think they should mess with our constitutional rights. … I think if someone had a gun in some of these situations it might have stopped someone.” — Sharon Mahoney, Highlands Ranch
“I’m a gun advocate, but I don’t support learning institutions or working environments as an appropriate place to access weapons.” — Jim Christensen, Castle Pines
Coffee preference is black-and-white issue I am surrounded by coffee babies, featherweights, and fraidy-cats. How many times has this happened? “Coffee, black,” I say to the waiter. “Cream and sugar?” “Black.” “Room for creamy, foamy stuff, flavorings?” “Black.” “Skinny caramel latte-latte with a sprig?” “Black.” I drink coffee as black as asphalt, the way it should be. Cowboy coffee, detective coffee, no fooling around coffee, no standing in line for ﬁve minutes while it’s tricked and teased and fluffed. I am surrounded by coffee babies. Juan Valdez didn’t go all over Colombia looking for the ﬁnest beans so you could turn your coffee into a damned float. My girlfriend is a coffee baby. It’s appalling. We’re still in Phase One, when indiscretions are generally overlooked because, well, you ﬁgure it out. When we move into Phases Two and Three, watch out. She uses sugar, which is bad enough. Coffee needs to be semi-bitter. If you want a soft drink, drink a soft drink. She uses half and half, which completely ruins the color. Blands down the pitch. These mutilations cut the flavor, the color, and the poetry of a cup of coffee. Coffee should be harsh, not a damned daisy. Flavored coffees, I can’t even write the words without shaking my head, are wrong. I insist on coffee, black, hot, meaningful, complex, erotic, and not some liquid Hallmark card. These commercials where some homemaker is getting high on the aroma in her kitchen, it’s all a lie. What does hot tan sugar water smell like? I guess maybe steaming Dr Pepper. Go to one of those Starbuckies and ask for a Steaming Dr Pepper. They will know exactly what you mean. You’ve heard that song, “Let’s have another cup of coffee and let’s have another piece of pie!” Irving Berlin. Great song. But let’s get something straight, Irving didn’t sit there and compose this: “Let’s have
The list goes on. Sunshine Week reinforces the need to hold public ofﬁcials accountable for making sure you can access this information. Media outlets across the country will bring you reports highlighting the importance of doing so, and we’ll do our part next week and beyond. For your part, take a few moments to think about the role access to information plays in our nation’s freedoms. Also, take time to learn more about the Colorado Open Records Act (there’s tons of information online). And remember, your right to know doesn’t end with Sunshine Week on March 16.
another frappuccino and let’s have another petite vanilla bean scone.” Come on. I was in a hurry and thought I was in good shape. A little coffee shop in an old house in Littleton. I was second in line. I’d make it to class on time. The cute girl behind the counter said to the man in front of me, “How’s your day so far? What about this rain? Huh? We need the moisture. We need the moisture. We need the moisture.” Man, am I tired of hearing that. If we need the moisture, we need the moisture. The same person who says, “We need the moisture,” will say, “This cake is moist.” Geez. What’s with all of the moisture? What else? “These mashed potatoes are moist. These beagles are moist.” I’m second in line and they’ve had a chance to talk about the weather, and I’m thinking there’s still hope. I was wrong. The dude’s order took about three minutes, and I never heard the word “coffee” once. What’s the point? They should have a line for coffee babies, and a line for the rest of us, who know what we’re doing. I ordered coffee once and the kid said, “Room for cream?” And I said, “Room for vodka.” I got out of line and went to a vending machine in the school cafeteria. I punched the black coffee and got something that was very hot, very brown, and tasted like paint thinner. But I drank it. I’m not going to stand in line behind a coffee baby. Coffee is supposed to be black. If it isn’t black it isn’t coffee. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net
Help Rotary eradicate polio
Unless you are over 50 years of age, this headline may be puzzling. But just 70 short years ago, polio was one of the most dreaded diseases in the United States, killing or crippling thousands of children every year in the 1950s. Then Drs. Salk and Sabin invented vaccines against polio, and by the 1970s polio was literally nonexistent in the U.S. But not so in the rest of the world, where as many as 387,000 polio cases were reported in 1985. And then Rotary, supported by its members in thousands of clubs around the world, launched its campaign to immunize millions of children, mostly in Third World countries, against this dreadful disease. Today the Littleton Rotary club is proud to be one of the clubs that strongly supports this immunization effort. Rotarians have contributed more than $1 billion to help fund efforts that have reduced the number of cases of polio to less than 1,000 in 2012.
Today, polio is endemic in only three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Rotary is working with UNICEF, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and the governments of these countries to completely eliminate polio. When this effort succeeds, we will not have just reduced the instances of polio to zero but we will, for only the second time ever, have completely eradicated a dreadful disease (smallpox having been the ﬁrst.) And we will no longer have to spend millions of dollars in the U.S. immunizing our children against polio But it will take money to succeed. With Rotary’s recent celebration of its 108th birthday, the Littleton Rotary club invites its friends and neighbors to contribute to the effort to “End Polio Now” by donating $5. Text “polio” to 90999 on your phone or visit www.endpolio.com. Thank you. Darlee Whiting Littleton Rotary
Don’t let rhythm of day get out of time The other day I was just cranking out work, I was on top of my game, calls were going well and meetings even better. It really seemed that I was moving efﬁciently and almost effortlessly from one task to the next and with each passing achievement I just fell into a smoother groove. I found my rhythm. Has that ever happened to you? I mean that feeling when you are in step with your goals, in harmony with your work and with your team, and everyone and everything has melded into synchronicity? I have to tell you I love it when it does happen, I just wish it would happen more, don’t you? So a few thoughts about ﬁnding and maintaining our rhythm of the day come to mind. First, instead of just wishing or hoping that we catch that rhythm or ﬁnd our
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March 8, 2013
Blame criminals, not guns My response to Dianna DeGette’s article in the opinion section of the Englewood Herald titled “Time for reasonable action on guns”: All Americans can agree that Sandy Hook, the Aurora shooting, and many other violent crimes in our recent news are sickening and tragic. I cannot imagine the torment these families who lost loved ones must feel to lose their family member in such a needless way. Violence of all kinds need to be reduced, especially ones that take innocent lives. But can we look at the true cause of these violent crimes? Bad people! People blame guns for these incidents as if the guns woke up one day and said, I need to shoot someone. Can we please look at the true culprit of violence, it is the “offender” using the gun, knife, vehicle or other objects. To blame the death on guns is akin to blaming Ford for making cars that run into and kill people all by themselves! Can we quit blaming objects and start blaming the people who cause these crimes? Millions of innocent people in our country handle guns every day with no issue or crime. A few bad people cause bad and senseless crimes! We
want more laws to strip the rights of law-abiding citizens while not enforcing the ones we already have. Seems silly! Ms. DeGette, more laws will not stop violent crimes, especially deadly shootings; Chicago is proof of that. Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the country yet it is the highest in violent crimes. Hmmmm — maybe we need to look at the criminals, not the guns. Yes, guns are used in crimes as well as knives and even glass bottles. We also know that cars are also used in more deaths every month than the Americans that died in battle in the whole Afghanistan war! Are we going to ban vehicles, of course not, because that would be silly! So is putting more restrictions on guns! It is silly! One other thing Ms. DeGette, can we please use accurate reporting. An AR-15 was not used at the
Sandy Hook massacre. It was handguns. Even the left-leaning MSNBC reported that. Not that that makes it better, but many of our extreme liberal representatives like Ms. DeGette keep propagating a falsehood about AR-15s, especially that an AR-15 was used at Sandy Hook — it was not! AR15s are actually responsible for very few reported crimes in our country. Knives and handguns are the weapon of choice for most bad guys. Lets try and keep them out of bad guys’ hands! Now that’s an idea I can sink my teeth into! So what can we do? Well, Ms. DeGette, we can start funding mental health care, continue with background checks as we have already been doing in Colorado, and maybe even have some government sponsored gun safety classes. Imagine the idea of actually teaching people how to properly handle weapons and not demonize them for owning them! Remember, the Second Amendment said “it shall not be infringed”! Let’s keep it that way! Just a thought! Rick Gillit is a resident of Englewood, where he represents District 4 on the city council.
Norton: Don’t let anything derail your day Norton continues from Page 8
chin up, head held high, shoulders back, enthusiastic and inviting attitude. We can turn productivity into a game, seeing how much we can actually get accomplished in a certain span of time. It’s like dancing right? When we see someone or a couple that are dancing and they are in step with the music, rhythm, and each other, they look like they are floating on air, and more importantly they look like the happiest people on earth. And when you look at people who are, well, dancing rather poorly, you can tell that it’s forced and they are clearly out of step with no rhythm whatsoever. Secondly, there are times when we find our rhythm of the day, but then something comes along that knocks us off balance, disrupts our
pace and harmony. It could be a little drama, maybe a distraction, or an unexpected urgent event that causes us to slow down or maybe even come to an immediate stop. I’ll bet this has happened to you too, I know it has happened to me. The key is not to let the drama, distractions, urgent events or fire drills derail the entire day. Take charge again, deal with the issues that are right in front of you, and get back into your groove. It may not feel as natural as when you first started the day, however give it a few minutes and stay with it, I promise that the positive and productive rhythm you once had will be found and have you back in control and enjoying whatever it is that you are engaged in that day. Lastly I would just share with you that for me I keep music playing all
of the time. Whether I am working, exercising, cooking, hiking or just cleaning up around the house and doing chores. Sometimes it is really loud and fast-paced, and other times it is soft background music that helps me to find my pace and keep it going. Could be rock, classical, easy listening, reggae, Christian or jazz, it all just depends on what fits the order and desired rhythm of my day. I would love to hear all about how you set the pace, find your groove, and boost productivity by getting into your rhythm of the day at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is going to be a better than good week, I can just feel it. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com.
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TUESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 31
SOUP DINNER. he Arts at Plymouth program of First Plymouth Congregational Church, Englewood, provides soup suppers at 6 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent, followed by organ concerts at 7 p.m. featuring Ken and Barbara Mervine on March 12, Ben Ehrlich on March 19, and Bryan Dunnewald on March 26. The church is at Hampden and Colorado Boulevard. Call 303-762-0616. THROUGH MARCH 17 COMEDY PRODUCTION. Goodness Gracious! Produc-
tions 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 in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 E. Englewood Parkway, Englewood. Tickets can be purchased at www.goodnessgracious.org or by calling 303-968-4157.
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.
MARCH 15 MUSICAL TRIBUTE. The Irish folk band Gobs O’Phun kicks off St. Pat’s weekend with a musical tribute to the classic John Wayne movie set in Ireland, “The Quiet Man.” Storytelling, songs anyone can appreciate, choice movie one-liners, poems, history and lots of humor. The show is at 8 p.m. March 15 at Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale. Call 303-777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org. MARCH 14-15 MENTAL HEALTH workshop. Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network will offer the next Mental Health First Aid workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 14-15 at 155 Inverness Drive West in Englewood. Cost is $25 per person, which includes workbook. Visit admhn.
org for information. Call 303-779-9676 to register. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, public education and prevention program designed to train citizens in identifying and guiding individuals in mental health crisis to professional treatment. Coming at the heels of recently proposed national legislation, this collaborative effort has been so successful to date that it has been a topic in public policy discussions not only at the state level, but at the national level as well.
COWBOYS. JOIN Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. March 27, for the story of the American cowboy. We will peel back the mythology and explain how the origins of the cowboy lie south of the border in the Spanish colonies in the Americas. We’ll trace the development of the American cowboy and its influence upon this part of the country as well as tell a good ‘ol cowboy story or two. This free event is sponsored by Bayada Home Health Care and takes place at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. RSVP at 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center.
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Jimmy Vanhove works with dogs during a Highlands Ranch training session for law enforcement officers from the Douglas County Sheriff ’s Office, Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office and Commerce City police.
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Jimmy Vanhove has been involved with training attack dogs his entire life. After growing up watching his father ply the trade, the Frenchman has made a life for himself as one of the world’s most renowned trainers of police and military dogs. Vanhove, who moved to the United States just a little over two years ago, is the lead decoy trainer for i-K9 in Alabama and travels the country working with police dogs. One look at his black and blue, scratchedup biceps and you know his is not the normal line of work. “I’ve been bitten lots,” he said. “For the dog, it’s just fun. It’s not like they want to hurt people. But once a dog bites, I want him to stay on the bite. I don’t want 20 bites. I want one bite in one place.” Vanhove wears a bite suit when training the dogs in
Loki, Douglas County Sheriff ’s Deputy Greg Black’s K-9 patrol dog, waits attentively during a training exercise held in Highlands Ranch. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen order to not get bitten too badly, but he doesn’t seem to mind when the dogs get the best of him. His technique, which has won numerous European competitions, involves distracting the dog to the best of his ability, all while teaching the dog to stay on the bite. He spent three days this past week at Warriors Youth Sports in Highlands Ranch, working with five members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, two
Douglas County Sheriff ’s Deputy John Glassburner works with his K-9 dog, Koa, during an interdepartmental training in Highlands Ranch.
from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office unit and one dog from Commerce City. “He is here for two purposes: One is to teach our people how to decoy properly and two is to problemsolve any problems we have with our dogs, to teach them to bite correctly,” said Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Tucker. Tucker, who has been with the department for 10 years, formerly working in undercover narcotics, just started working in the K-9 Unit in January. His dog, Zoos, is one of five in Douglas County’s unit. Each of the dogs goes through a 15-week training process before being allowed in the field. Zoos just started that training. “No one has really taught him what to do yet,” Tucker said. “He knows he is supposed to bite, but he may not be doing it correctly. Jimmy makes sure all the dogs are biting in the right places. You want them to be equal-opportunity biters. A lot of dogs will just bite legs, because that’s what they like, but they need to bite high as well.” The dogs, all shepherds and milanese, can apply between 800 and 1,200 pounds of pressure with one bite. Aside from proper aggression training, they are also taught how to track and sniff out drugs. Each of the Douglas County dogs is selected from Von Liche Kennels in
Denver, Ind., where more than 5,000 agencies get their dogs. As members of the K-9 Unit they get to go out on all of the “cool calls,” says Deputy John Glassburner, who has been involved with Douglas County K-9 since 1998, and like the other officers lives with his partner, 5-year-old KOA. “I tell everybody I have a take-home car and a takehome dog,” Glassburner said. “All the dogs we get from Von Liche are very sociable. They have great temperament. My kids, they wrestle with him, they play with him, and they give him treats.” While sociable at home, the dogs are all business in the field, which can make it difficult on the officers when they have to send their partners out in front of them to scope out a dangerous situation — such as when multiple agencies convened on a manhunt in Parker two weekends ago. “He’s my dog, yet he’s a Douglas County dog,” Glassburner said. “It makes it hard. You are always waiting for that one moment where he goes around that corner and you hear that pop and then when you don’t hear it you are glad he’s coming back, but you have to remember that’s their job. I love that dog to death, but I’d rather my dog die as a hero than one of the SWAT guys or the patrol guys.”
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Where were you born? Laurie was born in New Haven, CT while Michael was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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How long have you lived in the area? We have lived in metro Denver for 15 years. We came here on vacation in June 1997 and fell in love with Colorado. We went back to Connecticut, sold our business and our home there, and moved here 9 weeks later!
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? That they need to find an agent who is not just interested in earning a commission from them buying any house, but rather, an agent who is invested in them finding the right house. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? We recently sold a home where a murder had taken place. Even though Colorado real estate law does not require the disclosure of a “psychological stigma”, we prevailed upon the Seller to allow us to disclose this fact. Despite knowledge of the “stigma”, we had multiple offers and the home sold for over asking in less than a week!
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gic reactions causing skin irritation, rash, or pulmonary disease. It can even cause or aggravate life threatening chronic conditions, such as asthma, cancer or hypersensitivity pmenmontis (HP). A judge in Elbert County suffered severe pulmonary reactions not too long ago which were finally diagnosed as being caused by mold that formed in the Elbert County courthouse. Ultimately, the mold was remediated, but not before the judge went through a hellish experience fighting the symptoms. Mold can grow indoors and outdoors, and it is more prevalent in localities that have high humidity problems, unlike the dry climate that favors Colorado. Nonetheless, mold does grow in Colorado and is especially prevalent in areas affected by water and structures built with damp or wet building materials. The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) does not recommend sampling for mold, since although there are many different types of mold, all of them present a health hazard. Mold can readily be recognized by a damp or musty smell, and the areas that have been subjected to water leaks and improper drainage will generally have telltale water stains and marks that one can be sure either contain mold or will contain mold. Once discovered, the mold should be remediated quickly. Depending on how big the mold infestation is, the cost of remediation will vary from several hundreds of dollars to many thousands. In any
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age claiming that the homeowner caused the mold or contributed to its spread by allowing wet areas to fester. However, if the mold is caused by a sudden and accidental incident, such as a pipe bursting, the cost of remediation probably will be covered by insurance. The reasoning is that technically the pipe burst and that caused the claim, not the mold itself. Roughly 22% of all homeowners’ insurance claims result from “water damage” and “freezing”, which includes remediation. Some insurance companies also offer mold riders to the general homeowners insurance policies. However, a mold rider could cost
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Scott Neff, playing Horace Vandergelder, listens to emphatic comments from Dolly Gallagher Levi, played by Nolle Flores, during a practice for the Englewood High School production of “Hello Dolly.” Photo by Tom Munds
Englewood students stage ‘Hello Dolly’ Many younger actors appear in famed musical By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com As Englewood High School actors polish their upcoming production of “Hello Dolly,” with book by Michael Stewart and music by Jerry Herman, they and director Dan Carlson look forward happily to a renovated theater for future productions. The cheerful tale of Dolly Levi, based on Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker,” won 10 Tony Awards when it debuted on Broadway in 1964 and became the signature role for Carol Channing, who toured with it for years. Senior Noelle Flores will portray Dolly in this production, with Scott Neff as Horace Vandergelder, the man she’s targeted for herself. She also tries to IF YOU GO help along the roEnglewood High mances of several School is at 3900 S. other couples: IsaLogan St. Performanciah Harris is young es are at 7 p.m. on Cornelius Hackl; MiMarch 8 and 9. Tickets cah Scott plays Irene for “Hello Dolly” cost Molloy. Eric West is $7/$5 at the door; Barnaby Tucker and $6/$4 in advance. Kyrie Schroeder is his The reservation line is sweetie, Minnie Fay. 303-806-7075. The ensemble
numbers more than 20 additional singers and dancers, who are working with choreographer Jen Edwards, vocal director Garyn Saddler-Bello (it’s her 15th musical at EHS) and band director Phil Emery, for whom this is a new experience. Much of the action takes place in a big city restaurant, which includes a corps of nimble-footed waiters. Dolly and Horace and the two younger couples end up there—there are problems with the latter over how to pay for the meal …. The young men are awestruck by New York. Stagecraft teacher Frank Stanek has built a 6-foot-high staircase for the set so Dolly can make her grand entrance to the title song, “Hello Dolly,” and there will be the hat-shop run by Irene Molloy. “It’s a young, inexperienced group, so we’ll keep it simple so it will look cool,” Carlson said. Seventeen of the cast members are freshmen or younger (six are from Englewood Leadership Academy, which is housed in the building.) Director Carlson has done lighting for four years at EHS and summer musicals since 1996. It’s his 24th show in this auditorium. “The last time anyone other than Bill Ambron directed a musical here, I was 18 months old,” he said. (The legendary Jack Fisher came before Ambron.) “In the ‘80s, students came to EHS for theater training. “I have to be my own person. I can’t fill those shoes.” He was hired by principal John Ford to
SCHOOL RENOVATIONS Englewood High School’s theater shell will be kept, but renovations will include new seats, carpeting, curtains and lighting system. (“Lights that work and won’t catch on fire!”) Theater instructor Dan Carlson says the new dressing rooms will be ADA-accessible and there will be a ramp to the stage so it will also be accessible — and easier for the band to move instruments onto the stage when it’s performing. Seniors are bummed that they won’t get to enjoy the new school, but younger students are excited. Target date for moving into Phase I of the new school is December, when high school students and Englewood Leadership Academy will move. Then Phase II, the actual high school space, will be built with a target date of January 2015 for completion. At that point, middle school students will also be on this campus. begin rebuilding the theater department and has been teaching theater with another teacher this year. He is focused on convincing the kids they can have a highcaliber show, and hopes for more registrations next year and additional classes. “It’s a challenge to get uninvolved kids to come see it … Growing pains are hard, but hopefully things will get better …”
Littleton Chorale takes it away to cabaret Group joins with others for two nights of song By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org The 35-year-old Littleton Chorale begins its 2013 season with a menu of cabaret music and jazz, featuring nationally known cabaret singer Lynne Rothrock and the local Dan Geisler Trio performing with the chorale, directed by Todd Michael Krueger, for two nights, March 15 and 16. “Life is a Cabaret” will play in the Littleton area at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., and farther west at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Heritage United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St. The program will have three parts: First, Littleton Chorale and the Dan
Geisler Trio (Geisler, keyboards; Edward “Bijoux” Barbosa, bass; Dave Rohlf, drums). Numbers will include “Razzle Dazzle,” from Kander and Ebb’s “Chicago”; “A House is Not a Home” by Bachrach; and “Rhythm of Life” from Coleman’s “Sweet Charity.” Second, Lynne Rothrock and the Dan Geisler Trio will perform — selections to be announced from the stage. Third, Rothrock, the Geisler Trio and the Littleton Chorale will perform together. Here the program includes “Stormy Weather” by Arlen and Koehler; “Honeysuckle Rose,” by Waller and Razaf; and “Ring them Bells” by Kander and Ebb. Lynne Rothrock has performed solo in a variety of venues across the country from Cape Cod to Eugene, Ore.; has taught master classes and served as a clinician at vocal jazz and choir festivals; and has served on the faculty of colleges and universities.
Geisler is a Colorado native who arranges and orchestrates locally and nationally and writes for publication. Barbosa, born in Brazil, lives in Denver and works on jazz and Latin projects and plays with many Latin fusion bands. Rohlf has been associated with the University of Northern Colorado, where he minored in percussion and filled the drum chair in UNC’s top jazz groups. The Littleton Chorale began in 1978 under founding director Bud Nicholson and has grown under six directors, with singers from across the south suburban area and beyond. Under the direction of Michael Krueger, it presently has 65 members and auditions prospective members at the start of spring and fall seasons. Tickets cost $15/$12 and are available at LittletonChorale.org. For information, call 303-973-9593.
Two business turnaround experts have added Colorado spots that need saving in this season’s TV episodes. Hotel “fixer” Anthony Melchiorri, who has more than 20 years in the hospitality business and has turned around high-profile places, including The Algonquin in New York City, will tackle the Western Riviera Motel in Grand Lake on “Hotel Impossible” at 8 p.m. MST March 25 on the Travel Channel. While the hotel needed some major overhauling, Melchiorri reportedly fell in love with Grand Lake. “I will go on record saying it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been,” Melchiorri told Sky-Hi News. “I was blown away. Grand Lake is a piece of art. Every single time you turn around there is either frozen lake with a beautiful cloud over it, or there’s a part of the lake that’s not frozen with a sun over it, or there’s a mountain by itself or a formation of mountains. I’ve not seen the same landscape since I’ve been here. “And then you take this beautiful town of Grand Lake that looks like the back lot of a Hollywood studio and you incorporate that with just beautiful, open-hearted people who know each other — it’s my favorite place, and it is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. And I thought Alaska and Hawaii would be tops, and this surprised me.” For more on Melchiorri and “Hotel Impossible,” go to www.travelchannel. com/tv-shows/hotel-impossible. For information on the Western Riviera, go to www.westernriv.com/. Meanwhile, longtime food and beverage industry consultant John Taffer tries to save failing watering holes on Spike TV’s show “Bar Rescue.” He and his crew traveled to Denver last year to turn around Zanzibar Billiards, 2046 Larimer. They spent four days filming, staff training and remodeling the Ballpark-neighborhood joint. The show’s third season premiered on Feb. 10, and Taffer’s travels this year will include Denver. Spike TV hasn’t announced which bar Taffer will bring his brutal honesty to yet. For more on the show, go to www. spike.com/shows/bar-rescue/.
Something old, something new
Old Major, a restaurant that specializes in “farmhouse fare,” is a major addition to Denver’s cuisine scene. During a delicious and informative press event recently, chef/co-owner Justin Brunson (Masterpiece Deli), walked us through a multicourse tasting, which included wood-fired Pei mussels, black truffle and pistachio sausages, the smoked fish plate, a vegetarian three-course tasting (which changes every Monday), pan-seared pork chop, pan-roasted Colorado striped bass, duck fat French fries, wood-fired Brussels sprouts and braised mustard greens. (We shared, trust me!) Not to mention the crust-crunchy pretzel rolls with mustard butter that precedes each meal. What, no dessert? Are you nuts? Pastry chef Nadine Donovan delighted us with a crème caramel adorned with a crisp slice of bacon and a maple syrup sauce and her interpretation of baked Parker continues on Page 19
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‘Shakespeare and Me’ comes to Byers-Evans Veteran actor Joey Wishnia has appeared in 19 of Shakespeare’s plays and directed five of them — on three continents. Wishnia, who was recognized by the Colorado Theatre Guild with the 2010-2011 Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Award, wrote “Shakespeare and Me” and performed it in the past season to critical acclaim. The oneman show, which traces his journey from a first-grade school performance, is repeated through March 16 at the Byers-Evans House Theatre, 1310 Bannock St., Denver. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. Tickets cost $18, 303-620-4933.
The Colorado Watercolor Society’s annual state exhibition runs through March 24 at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Many south area artists are members of the society. Call 303-279-3922 for information on hours, admission.
The Littleton Garden Club, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties, again offers $50 to $500 grants to service or educational horticultural organizations in the Littleton area for projects that promote public gardening. All ages and types of groups are welcome to submit requests by the deadline, April 26. To receive an application form, call Jan Richardson at 303979-9000 or email her at email@example.com. Grants will be awarded at the May 1 club meeting.
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“Easter Morning on the White House Lawn” is the Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s title for a 2 p.m. March 10 concert with a spring lilt, performed at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The title refers to a John Philip Sousa number. The program will also include selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Henry Mancini selections from “The Great Race” and works by Shostakovich and Percy Grainger. Admission is free.
The next meeting of the Englewood Camera Club will be at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the Greenwood Village Town Center, 6060 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village. (Park at rear.) George Jardine, the speaker, teaches Lightroom and digital photography and has been Digital Video Evangelist for Adobe. An in-house contest is held for members each month. Visitors and new members are welcome. Englewoodcameraclub.net.
Author Debra Faulkner, historian for the Brown Palace Hotel, will note Women’s History Month with a talk about “The Ladies of the Brown: a Women’s History of Denver’s Most Elegant Hotel” at the 1 p.m. March 12 meeting of the Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society. Her book of the same name will be available. On March 19, members will meet for a 1 p.m. presentation: ” Tools for German Genealogy Research” by Bert Paredes, Arapahoe Community College instructor, who will offer a survey of resources for seeking German ancestors. The group meets at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Visitors are welcome. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Art Month show
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village holds its annual Youth Art Month exhibit through March 22 with works from students of the Littleton and Cherry Creek schools. A reception will be held on March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 303-797-1779.
Call for artists
Entries are invited for the “Greenwood and Beyond: the Real and Abstract” photography exhibit, which will run April 5 to May 3. Entry forms may be obtained from the City of Greenwood Village website or by calling 303-797-1779. Photographer George
Plenty of Riches to be Found on Chamber Silent Auction Site There is still plenty of time to bid and donate to the 2013 South Metro Denver Chamber Casino Night and Silent Auction. This year promises to be a bang-up affair as we step back to a less-genteel time to the Gold Rush days of Deadwood. The annual Casino Night, themed "Welcome to Deadwood", being held March 26th at a secret location to be announced, partners with the Silent Auction which will feature donations from companies across the metro area, and anyone can go on the chamber’s website at www.bestchamber.com in the weeks leading up to the live auction and casino night to place a bid. Gold is out there to be had and the good-times will be flowing with drinks and gamin' presented "old-west" style by Bartenders & More, vittles by Ivy at the Glen, and good times presented by CAP Logistics. The Deadwood theme means men - present your western best - no cow-pied boots or hangman nooses allowed. String ties and shiny belt buckles are the dress of the evening. Women - show us your Victorian side with hoop skirts, big hats and garter belts sure to make a cowboy blush. “I remember the "Days of 76" spring break in Deadwood, S.D., in my college days,” said Ann Bartels of EmbroidMe Denver South, a longtime chamber investor. “It was a blast! I'm sure this Casino Night will be too.” For business leaders, this is a great opportunity to put your company’s brand out in the community, while making a contribution to the silent auction. If you have a product or service that you would like to donate, tickets that your company has or would like to donate a gift card, etc., from another chamber investor, please contact Taren Shuck at email@example.com or call 303-795-0142. The chamber will promote all items, donors and bidders through the event’s website at www.bestchamber. com/auctionbids. The Casino Night event is open to chamber investors and their spouses only. To learn more about the chamber as well as the event go to www. bestchamber.com. Current Silent Auction items include (with donors): 2 Southwest airline tickets - (CAP Logistics) $100 of custom framing at Frame de Art II(Frame de Art II) Wine tasting basket - (WhippleWood CPA's) Massage & facial package - (Hand & Stone Massage) 3 hours with a fantastic, fun photo booth (Just ShutterUp) Round of golf for 4 at Lone Tree w/carts (South Suburban Park & Rec) Round of golf for 4 at Littleton w/carts (South Suburban Park & Rec) Round of golf for 4 at South Suburban w/carts (South Suburban Park & Rec) 2 tickets to Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets on 3/29 (Frame de Art II) O2 Hurricane Canless Air System (Conversation Starters) Exploring Colorado Wineries guidebook & journal (Mitchell Architecture)
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Joey Wishnia repeats his popular “Shakespeare and Me” at the Byers-Evans House Theatre through March 16. Courtesy photo Vago will jury the exhibit and will lecture at 6:30 p.m. April 11 on “Elements of Composition.”
Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College invites submissions of unpublished work in poetry, fiction, nonfiction/creative nonfiction for the annual literary magazine, “The Progenitor.” See arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/ writers-studio for contest rules and details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, March 7th: 7:30 am: Healthcare Policy Taskforce Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 2:00 pm: Colorado Blueprint 2013 Regional Road Tour 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, March 8th: 7:00 am: Economic Development Group Breakfast The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 3:00 pm: Greater Littleton Youth Initiative The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Tuesday, March 12th: 8:30 am: Turning Web site Visitors Into Customers The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 5:00 pm: Dodge ball Business After Hours at Littleton Family YMCA 11 West Dry Creek Ct., Littleton Wednesday, March 13th: 8:00 am: The Fundamentals of Human Resources The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Thursday, March 14th: 7:30 am: Technology Advocates Group Discussion The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 3:30 pm: Women in Leadership with Sarah Brown, Synergy Homecare The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Friday, March 15th: 7:30 am: Chapter 3 - Legal & Copyright Considerations for Social Media... The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial 11:30 am: Energy & Sustainable Infrastructure Council: New Battery Technologies & Solar Without Subsidies The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial
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Love in air at Castle Rock library ‘Romancing the Arts’ award-winners chosen By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com The Greater Castle Rock Arts Guild, GCRAG, handed out awards on Feb. 15 to artists selected by judges Dix Baines, a wellknown painter, and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Jay Dickman for its “Romancing the Arts” exhibit at the Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. The exhibit runs through March 17 during library hours.
Award winners are:
• Best of Show: Karen Kirkpatrick for her photograph/composite, “After the Storm,” depicting a small flock of ducks in the water ure atunder a still-stormy-looking, intensely colmpo-ored sky. (Kirkpatrick was also winner of the 2012 Eye of the Camera Exhibit in Littleton, and her reward is a show at the Littleton Museum, with co-winner Fee Chin, which unityopens on April 18.) “My work attempts to sheddocument the quiet beauty found in my surativeroundings. Light and shadow hold a strong zine,attraction for me, as each adds drama and u/de-emotion to a scene, giving it an impact that ams/transforms the ordinary into something etailsworthy of being viewed,” she said. • First Place: “Canyon Queue,” oil by Rick Young. • Second Place: “Tres Chic,” bronze by Dave Finster. • Third Place: “Foggy Lens,” photograph by Ellie Ludvigsen. • Honorable Mentions: “Contemplation,” photograph by Karen Kirkpatrick; “Ikiru (Life):Coexistence,” mixed media by Tadashi Hayakawa; “Many Seasons,” pastel
Best of Show in GCRAG’s “Romancing the Arts 2013” is “After the Storm,” photo/composite by Karen Kirkpatrick. Courtesy photo by Chris Holroyd; “Painted Snow,” photograph by Jeff Struthers. Also: “Retired Utility Pole,” photograph by Jeff Struthers; “Two Windmills on the Plains,” photograph by Jeff Struthers; “Rocks and Water,” pottery by Mia Cassar; “Silver,” photograph by Sherry Harder; “Soft and Chilly Stroll,” photograph by Ellie Ludvigsen; “Village Church,” oil by Rick Young.
There was also People’s Choice voting in three categories: Two Dimensional — “Aspen Trilogy,” by Jeanne Trueax; Photography — “Old Stone Stairs” by Sharon Feder; and Three Dimensional — “Clock,” stained glass by Cliff Wallace. GCRAG members are working hard on a new space at 341 Wilcox St., to be called “Art on the Edge.” It will be a gallery, teaching
Englewood salon walls become gallery Cuttn’ It Loose marks anniversary by providing space for artists to display By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org Cuttn’ It Loose Salon celebrated its 10th anniversary and, at the same time, made the walls of the downtown Englewood business an art gallery. The Feb. 28 anniversary celebration and gallery unveiling drew a sizable crowd to the salon. “This is really cool that the salon lets artists display their works here,” Pamila Yoder said as she checked out the art display. “I have been coming to the salon for about a year for haircuts and came today to help them celebrate their anniversary. I am a sort of closet artist and wanted to check out the new gallery. It’s great and I know the artists appreciate having another place to display their works.”
Rosemarie Cabral, co-owner of the salon, said the first business she and her daughter opened was a tanning salon between Santa Fe and Federal on Belleview Avenue. “The hair salon next door was closing so we decided to buy it, expand our shop and make it a hair salon,” Cabral said. “I think we did it because we got fed up with hairstylists who wouldn’t take walk-ins.” Her daughter, Sabrina LeMay, had completed college but then took a two-year apprenticeship so she could get her license as a hairstylist. “There haven’t been a lot of styling changes in the 10 years we have been in the business,” LeMay said. “I guess the one difference is the trend to use more than one color for a hairstyle. Customers are braver and choosing more different colors for their hair than they used to.” The anniversary celebration also was the first time the walls of the salon were used to display the art works of Kyle Bannister, Lea Wells, Jennifer Mosquera and Eric Matelski.
“The works I have here are one aspect of my art,” Bannister said. “My art is an expression of my inner voice. I guess that is why I do so many different types of art such as chalk art and the works here. But my favorite is sports art, particularly basketball.” He said he has always done art, and that included operating a sign company for a number of years. “I decided to pursue my skills and now I am a full-time artist,” the former Englewood resident said. “I do work for a number of organizations, and one of my works for Root Sports won an Emmy last year.” Lea Wells said art has always been a part of her life. “I guess I started doing art as finger painting,” she said. “I am self-taught and my works include acrylics like those on display here and watercolor illustrations for children’s books.” Wells said her favorite subjects to paint are women and children, and she recently did work for Amnesty International’s campaign to stop violence against children.
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Alaska. Wetting our whistles were house red and white wines produced for Old Major by Infinite Monkey Theorem owner Ben Parsons, and a variety of craft cocktails from bar manager Courtney Wilson (formerly of Williams & Graham). The space, at 3316 Tejon St., was a roller-skating rink back in the day, and Old Major’s decor pays homage to its roots. The hostess stand, for example, is on roller-skate wheels. The sconces at the entrance were fashioned from split buckets that held roller skates. The floor is from the original roller rink. FinArt, a local designer and fabricator, designed many of the design elements in the modern farmhouse decor. Dinner is served seven nights a week, and reservations are available at www.opentable.com or by calling 720-420-0622. The website www. oldmajordenver.com is a work in progress.
Moreno joins CBS4 morning news
Britt Moreno, from KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, will be the new co-anchor of the “CBS4 Morning News” at 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and noon, beginning in early April. She will share the set with coanchor Alan Gionet. Moreno, who worked at the Phoenix TV station as a weekend morning anchor since 2010, is replacing Brooke Wagner. Before KSAZ-TV, Moreno worked at KRGV-TV in south Texas as a general assignment reporter. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, cooking and trying local restaurants.
Ford Big Apple bound
KYGO-FM country radio veteran Kelly Ford posted this on Twitter Friday after she landed at LaGuardia Airport: “If I can make it here I can make it anywhere. I’ve got a bit of news. After over 20 great years in Denver, I’m excited to begin a new broadcasting adventure at NASH-FM and thrilled to be a part of bringing country back to NYC. Thanks so much for all your
support and encouragement.” Congrats, Kelly! Hope the Big Apple doesn’t bite.
Play your way through Arvada
The Arvada Visitors Center just launched a new website: visitarvada. org — it’s all about the best ways to eat, drink and play your way through Arvada. The site is designed to be a resource for the locals and a great tool for visitors. What the site offers: • Day-trip suggestions (Single in the City, Date Night, Live it Up on A Budget) • Shopping and dining directories • Up-to-the minute event calendar • Arvada “Top Things To See and Do” on home page. 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.
and special events spot for the community and the organization is also focusing on raising additional funds. It will open in April with two shows: “Dimensions of Colorado” and “Good Things Come in Small Packages” (miniatures). Ellie Ludvigsen is president and is listed on the Guild’s website as the person to call for information: 303-660-0856.
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“The Pitmen Painters” by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott) was inspired by the book by William Feaver. Rick Bernstein directs the 1930s story of a group of miners who hired a painting teacher and began to produce art. The regional premiere plays at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, through April 7. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. only on April 7). Tickets: $19-$29.50, 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.
`My friend Harvey’
“Harvey” by Denver’s Mary Chase will play March 1 through 17 at Hampden Hall, in Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Directed by Scott Bellot, it’s the classic tale of mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd and his good friend Harvey, a white rabbit over 6 feet tall. It won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20, with discounts for seniors, students, military, 303-968-4175, goodnessgracious.org.
“The Front Page” by Ben Hecht and Charles Mac Arthur, presented by Spotlight Theatre, plays through March 30 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. (Denver Free University.) Carol Petitmaire directs this American classic about newspaper reporters. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20/$18, 720-880-8727, thisisspotlight.org.
“What’s Wrong With This Picture” by Donald Margulies plays March 8 to 30 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Seth Rossman directs a family comedy. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 ($20 in advance), 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com.
“A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing plays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in March at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver. Two arms negotiators walk and talk after work hours. Tickets: $10-$20. 303-2949258, mercurycafe.com.
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Theatre of the Rockies young artists’ ensemble. In 2012, grants totaling $30,000 were awarded by the Guild to these schools and organizations. Among the semi-finalists were Highlands Ranch soprano Phoenix Gayles and Tom Kittle of Centennial, a student at Lamont School of Music. Jane Gibson, the DLOG publicist, estimated that a young opera singer’s education costs about $300,000, so these awards are truly helpful. Guild literature calculates that the organization has contributed over $1 million to the next generations of young, aspiring opera singers. “Giving Voice to Opera” is the Guild’s appropriate motto.
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The Guild also hosts “Opera on Tuesdays” luncheons for its approximately 250 members during the year. (About 64 live in Arapahoe County and 14 in Douglas County.) Luncheons are held at various country clubs and offer a musical program and lunch. A Black Tie Gala in early spring helps raise money for the competition awards and local and regional opera tours are planned. Luncheon tickets cost $30 or $35, which helps to pay for the singers’ lunch. On April 2, for example, the Competition award winners will perform at Pinehurst Country Club ($35). Reservation checks to DLOG, P.O. Box 339, Englewood, CO 80151, must be received by March 28. The May 7 meeting will be at Columbine Country Club in Littleton, with a $30 reservation due by May 2. Opera Ft. Collins apprentice artists will perform. New members are welcome ($40). For information, call 720239-3120 or visit denverlyricoperaguild.org.
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Opera lovers are invited to enjoy the finals of Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Competition for Young Singers from 1 to 5 p.m. March 16 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. Admission is free and finalists from the March 2 preliminaries will compete for recognition and cash awards totaling $34,240. Prizes range from $250 to $6,000, given to 10 finalists and five honorable mention finalists. The competitors range in age from 23 to 32 and come from training programs at Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, as well as the Central City Opera House artist training program, Opera Colorado Young Artists, Opera Fort Collins and Opera
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Photo show follows group’s progress Denver Salon was formed 20 years ago
ROSTER OF EVENTS A visit to the Month of Photography Denver website, mopdenver.com, lists more than 200 collaborative events during March — in schools, museums and galleries. Among them: “The Eye of the Camera” exhibit at the Littleton Museum; “Reality of Fiction” at RedLine Gallery (curated by Mark Sink); “Laura Letinsky” at the Denver Art Museum; Sebastiaan Bremer at the Dikeou Collection; Daniel Murtagh at the Ironton Gallery; and Lucas Foglia at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com The Byers-Evans House Gallery celebrates the Month of Photography with an exhibit called “The Denver Salon: Then and Now,” which runs though May 31. Twenty years ago, photographer Mark Sink formed the Denver Salon, a group of fine art photographers that he admired. The Salon prided itself with presenting bold experiments, risky and revealing subject matter and ambitious photo installations. Members were committed to taking the art of photography to new places. This exhibition will trace changes from the earliest work to that of today’s members. Included in the show: Mark Sink, Eric Havelock-Bailie, Ann Arden McDonald, Bryan Boettiger, Joel Dallenbach, Michael Ensminger, Susan Evans, Shaun Gothwaite, John Hallin, Jeffrey Hersch, Christopher James, Kate James, Wes Kennedy, Kevin O’Connell, Tamiki Obuchi, Chris-
Lecture events are listed, including three at RedLine Gallery: Rebecca Martinez at 2 p.m. March 9; Action Figures — “Musical Chairs” by Katie Taft and Don Frank at 6 p.m. March 24; and a presentation on copywright and licensing your work by Jackie Shumaker, Art Photographers of America, at 7 p.m. on April 25. Portfolio reviews by gallery and museum directors will be offered at RedLine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23-24. Pre-register. Fee. RedLine Gallery is at 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. 303-296-4448, redlineart. org
“Stacked House” by Bryan Boettiger, 2005, is included in “The Denver Salon: Then and Now” at the Byers-Evans House Museum. Courtesy photo by Bryan Boettiger topher R. Perez, Paul Schroeder, Reed Weimer, Inna Valin and David Zimmer.
The Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., Denver, is open 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. A First Friday Art Walk reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on April 5 and May 3. 303-620-4933, byersevanshousemuseum. org.
Theater makes move to arts area Hudson Gardens gets one big nest New home for Edge in 40 West district By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org When David Mamet’s “Race” opens in a regional premiere on March 15, it will be the first show in a new venue for one of the metro area’s active small theater companies. The Edge Theater, in its third season, has just moved two miles east in Lakewood — from 9797 W. Colfax to 1560 Teller St., just off Colfax, where it will collaborate with Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District. Ric and Patti Yaconis, formerly of Highlands Ranch, took over the theater two years ago and have produced a steady flow of interesting, sometimes edgy plays, which have attracted a growing audience, especially from the Lakewood area. They considered moving into Denver, but decided to stay near the audience they had developed. The nonprofit arts district, organized to promote the creative and economic vitality of the area, has a large industrial building on Teller Street, with an art gallery in the front and 3,000 square feet in the rear, housing the theater with 75-100 seats. The move will increase the theater’s space by 50 percent and bring people in through the art-filled lobby area. Sounds like a perfect fit. Arts District members will also become familiar with the theater Construction was expected to be completed by the beginning of March, Patti Yaconis said, and there will be a nice dressing room, storage — which they have had to rent — and a lounge area for actors waiting
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IF YOU GO “Race” by David Mamet plays March 15 to April 7. The Edge Theater is now located at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, in Lakewood. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; plus two 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays March 30 and April 6. Tickets: $20/$16, 303-521-8041, theedgetheater.com. to go onstage, plus three bathrooms. “We can reconfigure the seats, depending on the play,” Yaconnis said, adding that they will usually have 76. They want to keep the intimate feel they have enjoyed. “Race” is about three attorneys, two black and one white, who are asked to defend a white man accused of raping a black woman. Mamet has said that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.” “We have been wanting to produce this play,” Patti Yaconis said. The company has done two other titles by the straight-talking American playwright. It will run through April 7. Nearby anchors for the Arts District are Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the soon-to-be-open Lamar Street Light Rail Station on the new line from Denver to Golden that starts running April 26. Small businesses near the theater are not open at night, so there is parking available. In addition to producing a year-round season of plays — with lighter fare in summer — Edge has offered classes for young actors and a series of new play readings. Opening night on March 15 will be a gala fundraiser, with Lakewood dignitaries, a ribbon cutting, food, champagne and an 8:30 performance of “Race.” Tickets for this special event cost $100/$150 couple.
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22-foot-tall sculpture near songbird area By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org Joshua Wiener’s new sculpture, “Collective Nest,” arrived in two pieces and was bolted together on-site at Hudson Gardens earlier in February. The location for the 22-foot-tall piece is just west of the amphitheater, near the new Songbird Garden, where planting will be completed this spring with perennials that provide food for birds. (Specially chosen bird-attractive trees and shrubs were planted in fall 2012, and feeders were installed.) Wiener comes by his sculpture career naturally — his mother, Madeline Wiener, established the Marble Institute in Marble, Colo., and has public works throughout Denver, including a figure in front of Goodson Recreation Center and the relief figures on the Lamont School of Music at DU. Joshua Wiener, a Boulder resident with a studio in Denver, has commissioned works across Colorado and elsewhere in the U.S., including gates at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park, Littleton; a team of cyclists in Durango; and a piece in Castle Rock. He teaches at the Denver Art Students League and has created works in bronze, stone, steel, water, earth, plants, concrete, sand and asphalt, according to his website. “Collective Nest” is made of stainless and mild steel. The animals are stainless and the remainder of the work will rust
IF YOU GO Hudson Gardens and Event Center is located at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for early closing on concert days. Admission to the Gardens is free.
Sculptor Joshua Wiener perches in his new sculpture, “Collective Nest,” recently installed at Hudson Gardens. Courtesy photo naturally, forming a protective surface that does not require maintenance. The South Suburban Public Art Committee agreed that this was the right location for this piece, where it will be enjoyed by 120,000 garden guests annually. Members of the committee are: Joyce Volp, chair; Katherine McMurray, vice chair; Jim Dickson; Nora Pearson; Rhonda Poelma; Charles Whitley; Phyllis Torres; and Julie Trimarchi. In June, F.A. “Al” Clerihue will begin a term.
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Englewood hosting lacrosse tournament New coach has plans to improve Pirate play By Tom Munds
email@example.com New coach Tim Williams puts his team to an early test as the Pirates host three out-of-town team for a March 8-9 lacrosse tournament with all games played in Englewood High School Stadium. The teams joining Englewood for the tournament are Pueblo West, Telluride and Glenwood Springs. It is a round-robin format with each team playing the other three teams in the tournament. The schedule for the tournament games isn’t set because of the forecast of a snowstorm March 9. To check on times and dates of games, go to the high school website at hs.englewoodschools.net and click on the “sports today” link in the upper right corner of the page. That will open the day’s sports calendar. Williams assumes the head coaching post with a wealth of lacrosse knowledge, but he will be new to the players and the players will be new to him. “We have gone through some practices, so I have seen them on the field,” the coach said. “Practice is practice, so this tournament will show me a lot about how we play lacrosse against opponents.” When he spoke to the team at the March 1 practice, he told them he would focus on helping the players develop strong fundamentals. “Passing and catching are important but winning ground balls wins games,” he told the players. “We’ll do a lot of ground ball drills. When we handle ground balls well, we’ll move to drills on another fundamental skill.” Williams has vast lacrosse experience. He grew up in the Detroit area and started playing lacrosse in junior high school. His high school team made two trips to the state tournament and took home one championship trophy. He went to several camps including one at Syracuse and the Team Michigan Lacrosse Camp. At the time he was being recruited by the Air Force Academy and Colorado State University. He chose CSU, where he played midfielder for the Rams as he earned a degree in architecture.
Members of the Englewood HIgh School lacrosse team start practice with a conditioning run. The Pirates launch the season hosting a March 8-9 tournament. Photos by Tom Munds The new coach acknowledged he is facing a challenge as he seeks to improve the Pirate lacrosse team that has won only one game a year for the last four years. Part of the challenge is numbers. Englewood has 22 names of those considering joining the team but currently has only 13 players who have completed the paperwork needed to be eligible to play. A lacrosse team has 10 players on the field at a time. “I am looking to the seniors to provide the leadership necessary for all our players to act as a team and use what they learn on the field off the field,” William said. “If that happens the players should take the discipline and dedication we teach in practice into the classroom and in their daily lives.” Englewood does have several returning veterans, including several seniors like Cody Mikulecky who will be expected to provide leadership for the team. “I have always liked hockey and lacrosse is like hockey on a ball field,” the Pirate senior said. “This is my second season playLacrosse continues on Page 23
New Englewood High School lacrosse coach Tim Williams talks to the players before practice. Williams told his players that he would focus on helping them develop strong fundamentals.
Pirates get ready for girls soccer campaign Coach gives team good marks for March 2 scrimmage By Tom Munds
Englewood’s Elijah Daughtery races to get off a shot as the Alameda goalie tries to smother the ball. The battle came during the March 2 round-robin scrimmage. Photo by Tom Munds
The Pirates launched the girls soccer season quickly by hosting a round robin scrimmage with teams from Alameda, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. “These scrimmages were very helpful for the players and the coaches,” said Bill Gilmore, head Englewood coach. “The players got to work against other teams and the coaches were able to try different lineups out there today. The coaches saw some
good things and we saw some areas that need work.” But there isn’t a lot of time to work to improve the team as Englewood is on the road at Thornton March 7 and travels to Sierra on March 12. The next Pirate home game is at 11:30 a.m. March 16 in Englewood High School Stadium against Westminster. Englewood comes into the season with the usual mix of returning letter winners, players from last year’s junior varsity and newcomers. “We have a strong core of players who we can count on and we have six or seven other role players around them. If everyone keeps working like they have been, we’ll be competitive this season,” Gilmore said. “Our strength this season will be in our Soccer continues on Page 23
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midfield. We are going to play an attacking style that creates opportunities for us to score goals.” The Pirates do not have a returning goalie this season, but the coach said three players have stepped up and are working to win the starting spot. “We have pair of veteran fullbacks and that will help our goalie,” Gilmore said. “The fullbacks will work to keep the ball away from the goal and help the goal with communication.” League play is a question mark because the Pirates will face teams they wouldn’t normally play in past seasons. “This is a whole new situation for us,” Gilmore said. “We don’t know much about any of the teams except Elizabeth, a team we have played just about every year. I think we will be a competitive team and look for good things in non-league and league play.” Returning junior Katie Kavinsky smiles and said she was glad the spring season has rolled around because soccer is her favorite sport. “I am excited about this season. We have girls coming back who work well together and a lot of new girls who are stepping up and doing a good job of filling in the spots in the lineup,” she said. “I feel my role this season is to be one of the captains and to help lead the team and do what I can to the team win games.”
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She said her soccer strengths as center midfielder are her ability to distribute the ball to the open players. She said she also can shoot well and she has the talent of seeing the whole field and directing play. Kavinsky is playing varsity soccer for the third year and said she is excited about this team’s potential. “This team works well together, maybe better than the two previous Pirate teams I was part of,” she said. “Once we get better at communication, we’ll be a pretty good soccer team.” Teammate Lacy Yaklich is returning and is also excited because it is her favorite sport. “I am starting out at striker but I’m versatile and can play about any position,” the Pirate senior said. “I have been playing soccer for years and I feel my contributions to my team will be my experience, a good sense of the situation on the field and flow of the play. I also have pretty good speed and I can shoot the ball pretty well.” She noted she is a senior and wants this to be the best season of her high school soccer career. “I want to play hard individually and to do all I can to help us play well as a team,” she said. “I like the way all the players get along on and off the field and, on the team, we work well together. We have good players and I think we can be a good team and we can win some games this year.”
ing lacrosse and I really like the sport. I like the speed of the game and I like hitting people.” He said he is still working to improve his lacrosse skills and the hardest thing he had to learn was to go left-handed throwing and catching the ball. Mikulecky is a midfielder and he said he knows it will be a demanding season because
of the small Pirate squad. Midfielders roam the length and width of the field, and most teams have two or more lines of midfielders so there can be frequent substitutions to keep fresh players on the field. “Our midfielders are working hard to get in top physical condition and to develop the stamina to be able to play at full speed for the whole game,” Mikulecky said.
Bruins bounce Lions from playoffs By Craig Harper
sports@ourcoloradonews. com With leading scorer Sam Stoveall in the midst of a mini-shooting slump, Cherry Creek’s Will Bower assumed the role of point producer in the Feb. 27 Class 5A state tournament opener against Littleton. The sophomore responded with a season-high 16 points as the sixth-seeded Bruins rolled to a 61-38 home victory. Sixth-seeded Creek went on to a 52-44 upset of No. 3 seed Aurora Central on March 2, giving the Bruins a berth in the Sweet 16. Creek never gave Little-
ton a chance, jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes. The Bruins led 27-9 less than halfway through the second quarter and built leads of 20 points early in the third and 25 late in the fourth. “It’s good that we all stepped up and played aggressively,’’ said Bower, whose previous high was 14 and had double figures in just one of the previous eight games. “It’s good to know that we don’t have to rely on (Stoveall).’’ Under first-year coach Dan Ellis, Littleton made its first playoff appearance since 2009 and won its most games since 2010 with a schedule that in-
cluded Arapahoe, Columbine and Evergreen in addition to the demanding Continental League. But the Lions were a team in transition throughout the season. They added 6-7 junior Tim Ladwig (9.2 average for 13 games) after the break and dropped point guard Gentry Girtin (9.0 average) from the team prior to the final regularseason game. Junior Austin Bieber, one of the top inside reserves, missed the playoff game with an illness. Senior guard Nicolas Giordano led the Lions against Creek with 17 points. Ladwig and senior Andreas Malmstrom had 8 apiece.
Misc. Private Legals Public Notice
Public Notice of Petition for Change of Name
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF LIENED PROPERTY
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.
Notice is hereby given that a public sale will be held on or after April 2, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at 101 E. Centennial Avenue, City of Englewood, County of Arapahoe, Colorado. BROOKRIDGE SELF-STORAGE will sell to satisfy the lien on the property stored at 101 E. Centennial Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113 by the following persons. The inventories listed below were notated by the tenants at the time of rental. BROOKRIDGE SELFSTORAGE makes no representation or warranty that the units contain said inventories.
The petition requests that the name of Diane Christine Fieldman be changed to Diane Christine Stranis. Case No.: 2013 C 100089
Tammera Herivel Clerk of the Court By: John Jesse Deputy Clerk
Unit: E206 PATRICIA MONROE POTTS 107 Glenwood Dr., Brunswick, GA 31520 Electronics, Clothing, Pic Frames, Misc. Boxes
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“We are running distances and running sprints. Personally, I just try to push myself as hard as I can so I will have the stamina I need for a game.” He said his personal goals are to play hard, improve his skills and help lead the team this season. “I want to help Englewood be a competitive team and I want to do all I can to help us get more than one win this season,” he said.
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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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Purchases must be made with cash and paid for at the time of purchase. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend the sale. The landlord reserves the right to bid at the sale. All purchased goods are sold “as is” and must be removed by 6:00 PM on the day of the sale. Buyers must provide a current original or a photocopy of their original resale permit at time of sale in lieu of sales tax. This sale is subject to prior cancellation in the event of settlement between landlord and obligated party. Legal Notice No.: 4159 First Publication: March 8, 2013 Last Publication: March 15, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald
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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update your club listing, email firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Englewood Herald. PROFESSIONAL AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of University Women, Littleton-
Englewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in activities that further the goals of equity for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Meetings usually are Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time is followed by business meeting and informative program on subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Linda Shell at 303-796-7702.
DENVER INVESTOR Club meets the first Thursday each
month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail gailsegreto@ starband.net. This is a nonprofit educational club.
ENGLEWOOD CHAPTER of the Junior Chamber of Commerce
(Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-914-0180 or visit www.coloradojaycees.org.
LETIP INTERNATIONAL, local chapter, is a professional referral organization that meets at Maggiano’s at the Denver Tech Center, 7401 S. Clinton St., in Englewood. A Highlands Ranch chapter meets at LePeep’s, 7156 E. County Line Road. Call 303-789-7898 or visit www.letip.com. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1089, invites all current and retired federal employees to membership meetings from 1:30-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln, Englewood. RECREATION CHERRY CREEK Anglers meets at 7 p.m. every second Thurs-
day in the Lodge Meeting Room at Gander Mountain Sports, 14000 E. Jewell Ave. Call Dennis at 303-841-3612.
KILOWATT EIGHTS is for people interested in square dancing. Dances are the first, third and fifth Friday each month at
Malley Senior Center in Englewood. Call Ron at 303-759-4862.
MOUNTAINEERS SQUARE Dance Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd., Englewood, to square dance. Dances start at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. This is a healthy activity for all. Call 303-798-4472. POETRY NIGHT honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading poetry at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. Take originals or an old favorite to read to others. Readings will be limited to five minutes. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. All styles of poetry are welcome. Call 303-777-5352. SERVICES HOMECOMING INC. offers caregivers of low-income seniors who are frail, disabled or unable to live alone without care in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties respite care. Assistance includes personal care and homemaking. Call Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson or Trini Martinez at 303-526-2318 for an application and information. 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 www.dbecolorado.org 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
9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334.
THE ENGLEWOOD Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday
at the Grill at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The change in time is being made to better accommodate working men and women in the Englewood area who are interested in serving the community. Please join the Lions for breakfast and a weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club.
THE ROTARY Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit rotaryclubofenglewood.org. FRIENDSHIPS ARE Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-7919283. GRACE CHAPEL Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-7994900 or visit www.gracechapel.org. KIWANIS CLUB of Englewood believes it has an obligation to
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.
TOASTMASTERS - Meridian Midday. Experienced professionals 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
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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. www.meridianmidday.com
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 email@example.com. 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 other avid readers. Call 303-777-5352. SUPPORT ADULT CHILDREN of Elderly Parents, a Denver-area group of caregivers and relatives of elderly looking for support and resources, meets twice monthly at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood. Meetings often include speakers from medical, counseling and housing services. Call Marina at 720-272-2846.