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Fire chief search gets underway City hopes to make appointment by July By Tom Munds

Karen Kulp, left, talks with artist Patrick Gerace about his baseball-card-like drawing he did in chalk on plywood. His work is among the 40 items on display at Cuttn’ It Loose Salon in the Englewood Civic Center. Photo by Tom Munds

Baseball art show a real hit Walls at Cuttn’ it Loose display portraits, paintings By Tom Munds Large portraits of famous players, paintings of sports action and other baseballthemed works grace the walls of Cuttn’ It Loose Salon during the “Boys of Summer” art show. There isn’t much to see looking through the salon’s windows but, going through the door, there is art about baseball just about everywhere. There is a statue of a baseball player just inside the door, a Cracker Jack vendor nearby, and the walls are graced by about 40 works by 11 local artists.

Artists with works on display include Thomas Harding, Clyde Steadman, Michael Rieger, Robert Platz, Ian McKown, Eric Matelski, Greg Marquez, Kelli Jimerson, Patrick Gerace, Dan Erickson and Kyle Banister. Works are varied and include an impressionist piece by a tattoo artist, a painting of a father and son meeting Red Sox star Ted Williams and a painting of a young catcher behind the plate. “We have a lot of wall space and artist Kyle Banister suggested we put up some art, so we held our first art show a couple months ago. People seemed to like it so now our plans are to have a new show every two months,” said Rosemarie Cabral, salon coowner. “This show is about baseball and the artworks will be up through the end of June. Then we plan to open the next show in early

July that will focus on the Dog Days of Summer.” Several of the most dominant pieces are the large portraits of famous players created in chalk by Patrick Gerace. “Venturing into this medium to do works on these subjects is a first for me,” the artist said. “I am a commercial artist. That work demands focus to detail and it could take 100 hours of work to complete a piece. I saw friends like Kyle Banister doing chalk art. I marveled at how quickly they completed a piece so I decided to try it.” He said he never saw a professional baseball game at any level until about five years ago, when he joined friends at a Rockies game. Baseball continues on Page 7

Englewood Rotary names its heroes Annual program honors teachers, police, firefighters By Tom Munds In a luncheon ceremony April 25, Englewood Rotary Club revealed the names of this year’s additions to the organization’s circle of heroes. Each year, the Englewood Rotary accepts nominations and selects that year’s award winners, and adds their names to the plaque listing all the individuals selected for the organization’s circle of heroes. “Today, we are honoring a teacher, two police officers and a firefighter as our club’s 2013 heroes of the year,” Dawn Shepherd, club president, said in her opening remarks. “However, while we don’t have plaques for Members of Englewood’s emergency services, school district and clubs attend an April 25 Rotary luncheon where the them, we want to honor every police officer, service group named its heroes for 2013. Photo by Tom Munds firefighter and teacher. We feel every police officer and firefighter are heroes for helping POSTAL ADDRESS keep us safe in this changing world, and every teacher is a hero for all they do to help Printed on recycled our children prepare for the future.” newsprint. Please This year, the club honored Englewood recycle this copy. detectives Ed Disner and Jan Ball. Englewood Police Cmdr. Sam Watson’s nomination detailed how the two detectives organized and coordinated efforts of Rotary continues on Page 7

Englewood is launching a search for a new fire chief. The search will fill the vacancy created by retirement of former chief Mike Pattarozzi earlier this year. Deputy Chief Dick Petau was appointed interim chief at that time. “Interim chief Petau is doing an excellent job, but I think it is important to begin the search necessary to hire an individual to head our fire department long-term,” City Manager Gary Sears told the city council at its April 22 study session. “We are hiring a consultant to help with the search, and I am urging Petau and the fire department staff to apply for the position.” The fire chief will direct the operation of the Englewood Fire Department, which has three fire stations that are staffed around the clock. The department has 58 employees and a budget of about $8 million to provide fire service within the city limits of Englewood as well as to answer calls from surrounding agencies for automatic aid. The city manager said he feels the fire department needs a leader to deal with current fire service merger discussions and other issues, such as the future of the fire training academy. “The fire department should have a leader who can deal with the challenges and guide the Englewood Fire Department into the future,” Sears said. Sears said April 24 that the human relations department will be working with consultants from KRW, the firm hired to assist Englewood in the successful search for a new police chief. The city manager said staff and city council are developing basic requirements for the individuals applying for the position that will include at least eight years in Chief continues on Page 7

Pot issues heating up Legalization could come back to ballot By Vic Vela A late legislative session effort that could put Amendment 64 back on the ballot led to a finger-pointing exercise in political theater late last week — a wild turn of events in marijuana regulation activity that capped an eventful period of pot-related action at the CapiReport tol. News of an Amendment 64 repeal effort generated buzz, just two days after the first piece of legislation that seeks to set up a regulatory model for the new recreational pot industry passed a legisla-


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Teen stage production isn’t child’s play They file onto the stage, in red-andwhite collared shirts, 10 young women and men intent on provoking indignation among the hundreds of sophomores in the audience. Their words overlap into layers, resounding, pulsing, reverberating: It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We are victims. We can fight it … Feel the outrage in this room. Then: “If you are holding a card with the number five on it, please stand.” Across the auditorium, boys and girls slowly, unsurely, rise. One in five high school students reports being physically or sexually abused, or both, by a dating partner, students are told. “If you are standing,” a voice says from the stage, “you are giving our statistic a visual image. Standing does not necessarily depict your future.” But, if you don’t pay attention, it could. On a recent morning, the Encore Players, an acting troupe comprised of juniors and seniors from Chaparral High School in Parker, presented a 20-minute performance called “The Outrage” to sophomore students at another school. Its purpose is to educate about teen dating violence, a problem on the rise — to define in no uncertain terms the meaning of rape and sexual assault. “It’s such a powerful message to share with kids,” said Ann Carter, director of the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center in Douglas County. It becomes even more powerful when teens themselves tell the story. Initially, there was a bit of awkwardness among the actors. “I was a little uncomfortable with it at first,” junior Alex Soto said. “It covers topics people don’t usually bring up. You don’t talk about things like this in every-

day conversation.” But then came the education piece: “I was pretty shocked,” senior Sam Larson said. “I had no idea the extent to which this is a problem.” And, finally, the realization they could make a difference: “A theater isn’t necessarily for entertainment purposes,” junior Anne Heart said. “It’s for getting a message across.” Their teacher, David Peterson, agreed. Besides dealing with an issue that could affect them, he said, the production “is a wonderful experience for students to learn about the social change that can come from an art form like theater. … Hearing that your performance has helped someone is a powerful experience.” “The Outrage” also demonstrates the power of community working together to create change, in this case an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and a school district. Carter, from the women’s center, had seen a YouTube clip of “The Outrage” and immediately thought it would be an effective educational tool. “Teen violence tends to get hidden — they think that’s just part of growing up, that it’s not a big deal,” Carter said. But it’s learned behavior, and that can carry into adulthood. So, the center bought the rights to the script about two years ago and approached Peterson about having his students perform it at a gala fundraiser. The performance touched several audience members so much they provided

seed money to produce it in high schools. The Douglas County School District agreed to pilot it this school year in three high schools. Next school year, the Encore Players will perform for sophomores in all of the district’s high schools, always accompanied by someone from the women’s center to answer questions and provide resources. “Relationship safety … is a topic we all value, and all our kids could benefit from hearing about it,” said Staci McCormack, the district’s student wellness coordinator. “Kids might not be in it (violence), but they are affected, they are impacted, because it is around them.” And because of technology, “our generation has a lot more diverse forms of dating violence,” junior Kirsten Brandes said. Texting. The Internet. Social media. They all can make it easier for abuse to happen. Lynn Adams from the women’s center told students at the performance the story of a 10th-grade girl who received 17 threatening texts, including one of a gun, from her ex-boyfriend because they broke up. “When things like that happen, it’s pretty serious,” she said. “It could potentially ruin your life.” The incidence of dating violence among teens is growing, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It reports 25 percent of teens say they are victims of dating violence, whether it be emotional, psychological, physical or sexual, and 54 percent have witnessed such violence among their peers. Carter wants teens to know unequivocally those relationships are not OK. “You need to have a respectful relationship where both parties have a voice, where both parties are empowered to make decisions to have the relationship go in the way they both want it to go.” In its 20 minutes, “The Outrage” covers a lot of ground. Woven among short scenes that depict a boyfriend’s physical abuse and how to get help are these eye-

opening statements: • One in four teenage girls in a relationship say they have gone further sexually than they wanted to because of pressure • Eighty percent of teens consider verbal abuse “a serious issue” for their age group • Fifty-four percent of parents say they have not talked to their child about dating violence • One in three teenagers say they know a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by his or her partner • Eight of 10 female survivors of rape know their rapist as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance And then there’s this one: One woman is abused every nine seconds. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. To the Encore members, the statistics on the page have become real. Brandes said: “They are people.” They line the stage, in their red-andwhite shirts, young faces with hopeful hearts and a message intended to shock into action. The words overlap. They resound. Pulse. Reverberate. They envelop the listening students. Education … Strength … Courage … This is the change. It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We will stop it. We will fight it. Change the rage in this room. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303566-4110.

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Cheers thundered inside a packed student area at Metropolitan State University of Denver on April 29, as hundreds showed up to witness a bill-signing that will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Colorado colleges and universities. And while Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature on Senate Bill 33 was the most important part of the event, it was one line in particular that perhaps earned the most enthusiastic reaction from the predominantly young crowd. “Today, we’re here to tell you that in Colorado, the doors are open and the dream is alive,” said state Sen. Mike Johnston, DDenver. The bill that has been dubbed ASSET — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow — is finally a realization, 10 years after it was first introduced in the General Assembly, and after several failed attempts to get the legislation through. “It feels I did something, like I accomplished something,” said Val Vigil, a former state lawmaker who was the first legislator to push for this type of proposal. Vigil is now a councilman and mayor pro tem for

the City of Thornton. “I always did it for the kids,” Vigil saidBy T afterward. “But now that it’s done, it makestmun me feel great. It makes me feel wonderful.” The act allows all students to pay in- A state tuition rates so long as they are highals fo school graduates who have attended a Col-of Br orado school for at least three years. It alsothe b requires that students actively seek legalblock Th residency status in the U.S. The bill received bipartisan support inity ow lot fr both legislative chambers this session. The first words out of Hickenlooper’sPark mouth before addressing the revved-upthe f crowd were, “Holy smokes.” Later, he told Th reporters, “You could feel the energy in theto pu opm room.” “Part of it is just the symbolic aspect in “W how kids believe that their education mat-tion ters and that they’re gonna get the samethree chances as other kids they grew up with, allspec along,” Hickenlooper said. “It was a big dayferen for a lot people in the audience out there.” a pro They included 21-year-old Marco Dora-tial d do, a former Thornton High School studentmun who worried about his future when ASSET failed a few years ago. Dorado and his family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico when he was a young boy. “Access to higher education should not be contingent on good fortune, but rather on one’s desire to succeed,” he said. Former Denver Nuggets player Bill Hanzlik, a Metro State trustee, said afterward that stories like Dorado’s is what ASSET is all about.

State budget rejuvenates programs Funding restored in wake of recession By Vic Vela Next year’s state budget was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on April 29, a $20.5 billion plan that restores funding to many programs cut during the recent recession. Hickenlooper signed the so-called “long bill” at a Capitol press event, where he expressed optimism in Colorado’s economic direction, while also acknowledging the cloudier fiscal period that the state is emerging from. “We are enacting a budget in a unique time in our history where we are coming back from this incredible recession,” Hickenlooper said, with members of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee standing behind him. “Colorado’s economy is outperforming the nation’s economy and I think we are now ... able to catch up in a number of places.” Funding is not only being restored to areas of last year’s budget that were cut, it also puts more money into savings. Next year’s budget adds $80 million to the state’s General Fund reserve, a 1 percent savings increase from last year. “Our intention is to continue to add to that reserve each year, so we can soften the actions those recessions create,” the governor said. Public schools will see a per-pupil funding increase of about $172 in next year’s budget — an increase that is tied to a tax

hike associated with the School Finance Act, which voters still must approve once Hickenlooper signs the measure into law. There also will be more than $5 million added in financial aid for college students, and more than $100 million for higher education maintenance projects. State workers will receive a 2 percent pay increase, their first pay raises in years. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said the Department of Human Services “is a real winner in this year’s budget.” The Joint Budget Committee chairman touted the $13.3 million funding increase that will go toward the state’s child welfare system, and toward services geared toward people with developmental disabilities. Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, also a Joint Budget Committee member, said the budget provides more funding for affordable housing, legal aid programs for people who cannot afford lawyers, and restores $2 million in grant funding for rural libraries. “That won’t ever get headlines, but to the people who need those services, it’s very important,” Levy said. Of the two Republican members of the Joint Budget Committee, only Rep. Cheri Gerou of Evergreen attended the budget signing. Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, was the only committee member to vote against this year’s budget. Though the budget got some Republican support in the House, it did not garner a single Republican vote in the Senate. Many Republicans argued that the new budget’s spending would exceed growth. Their votes also were an extension of their resentment toward Democrats’ efforts on gun-control legislation.

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City to review proposals for downtown site Three firms offer development plans

saidBy Tom Munds ful.” y in- A trio of companies submitted proposhighals for developing property at the corner Col-of Broadway and Englewood Parkway and alsothe block-long parking lot facing the 3400 legalblock of South Acoma Street. The Englewood Urban Renewal Authorrt inity owns the parking lot and about half the lot fronting on Broadway and Englewood per’sParkway. The city owns the other half of d-upthe frontage lot. told The two owners agreed earlier this year n theto put out a request for proposal for development of the site. ct in “We received 45 requests for informamat-tion about the site, but we only received samethree proposals by the deadline. While h, allspecific details of each proposal are difg dayferent, all three proposals would develop re.” a project of mixed use retail and residenDora-tial development,” said Alan White, comdentmunity development director. “The site is SSET famwhen

d notMan accused of destroying property ather Englewood Police investigated a report of a dispute and eventually arrested the Han-man involved for allegedly destroying propwarderty valued at more than $1,000. ET is Police went to the 4400 block of South Cherokee Street about 10:45 p.m. April 26 to investigate the dispute report. According to the police report, the witness told officers the 40-year-old man had destroyed the items in the residence but left before police arrived. ance The 34-year-old woman called again onceabout 12:30 a.m. She said the man had reaw. turned to the house and she was afraid for llionher life and left the residence. ents, Officers arrived and, initially, the man edu-refused to come out of the house. But he fi-


currently zoned commercial, which would allow mixed retail and residential development.” One proposal would construct a trio of three-story buildings with retail on the Broadway-Englewood Parkway frontage and about 75 apartments. The second proposal would construct three-story buildings to house retail on the Broadway frontage plus about 48 townhomes. There were three mixed use options as part of the proposal. The final proposal would be two-phase construction. Phase one would be a twostory building with 10,000 square feet of retail space on the Broadway frontage and a roof deck restaurant. Phase 2 would be a four-story building with 100 rental units and retail space facing Acoma Street. Proposed purchase prices range from $600,000 to about $1.4 million. There is also suggestion of about $800,000 for a 75year ground lease. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Woodward, who is council liason to the EURA, told the city council at the April 22 study session that the authority would like to get a committee together to review and evaluate the proposals. He said the authority is ask-

The vacant lot at Broadway and Englewood Parkway connects to the block-long parking lot fronting on Acoma Street. Three site development proposals are being considered by co-owners, the city and the Englewood Urban Renewal Authority. Photo by Tom Munds ing for two council members to be part of the committee that would attend the first meeting April 24 and future meetings until a proposal is accepted. The council agreed Woodward and

Councilmember Joe Jefferson would serve on the committee. Councilmember Rick Gillit will substitute for Jefferson at the first meeting, scheduled for April 24.

ENGLEWOOD POLICE BRIEFS nally agreed to come out and was arrested. He was taken to Arapahoe County Jail and could face charges of felony criminal mischief. Englewood Police are continuing the investigation.

19-year-old is drug suspect

Police stopped a driver for a traffic violation near the intersection of Broadway and Chenango Avenue, and the investigation led to the 19-year-old man being arrested for possession of a controlled substance for distribution. The police made the traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. April 20. The driver reportedly admitted to officers he had marijuana paraphernalia in the

car and wasn’t old enough to legally possess the paraphernalia. The man was initially taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia. The car was searched for more evidence. During the search, officers found a box with numerous empty small plastic bags, plus 15 small plastic bags that tested positive for methamphetamine. The 19-year-old was arrested and taken to Arapahoe County Jail. He could face charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance for distribution. The Arapahoe County Impact team was notified of the arrest.

Car break-in suspect arrested

A witness called Englewood Police when

he saw someone break into a car, and the call resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect. Police went the area of West Grand Avenue and South Acoma Street to investigate the call just after midnight April 27. A 24-year-old man told police he made the report when he saw a man go into an unlocked car he knew didn’t belong to him. Police located the 19-year-old suspect. According to the police report, the 19-yearold told officers he took a lighter and gold bracelet from the unlocked car. He reportedly said he knew he shouldn’t take the items from the car but did it anyway. The suspect was arrested and taken to Arapahoe County Jail. He could face charges of first-degree criminal trespass.

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Chili cook-off gains in popularity Bishop Elementary event draws 12 entries this year By Tom Munds Adults and children eager to taste the contest entries filled most available seats at the April 23 Bishop Elementary School chili cook-off. This year, there were a dozen entries, more than double the number in last year’s event. There was a mix of red chili and green chili, and the spices used in the entries resulted in some concoctions that were mild and some that were quite hot. Cathy Sisneros attended her first Bishop chili cook-off at the invitation of a friend. “I like chili and I tried them all,” she said as she prepared to leave. “I think they were all good and many better than the chili I make. In particular, there were a couple of the chilies that were so good that I looked up the cook and got the recipe.” Five judges were selected to evaluate the chili entries. The judges were asked to select the spiciest, the most original and the tastiest. The judges unanimously selected the chili cooked by Lizeth Lopez as the spiciest. “This is the first time I used this recipe,” she said with a smile. “I knew it would be spicy because it smelled spicy while I was cooking it. I tasted it and it was spicy, but it tasted good too.”

Lizeth Lopez and her daughter Vanessa accept a certificate and potted plant as winners of the spiciest category at the April 23 Bishop Elementary School annual chili cookoff. Photo by Tom MundsS Her daughter Vanessa, a Bishop thirdgrader, said she helped her mother cook the winning entry. “It was fun helping,” she said. “I tasted the chili and it was spicy and it was good.” Maria Lozano won the prize for the most original chili, and Marlena Galvan won the award for the best tasting chili. Galvan smiled as she accepted the potted plant that was the award and said she tasted all

the chilies and there were some that were far better than her chili. Dion Moreno got the opportunity to taste all the entries and came up with a different way to enjoy them. “I tasted each one separately. That was fun. A couple were hot enough to make me sweat,” he said. “Then, I mixed them all together. The mixed-together chili turned out to really taste good.”

Authors inspire in library gathering 47 published writers share their experiences By Tom Munds The soothing sounds of harp music blended with the hum of conversation as authors and readers talked about books at “Meet the Faces Behind the Books,” held April 27 at the Englewood Library. Tables were set up for the 47 authors, whose books included those created for children, fiction, nonfiction and volumes written for young adults. Author Marianne McKiernan, along with her furry friend Hudson, who is credited with writing the book, talked about how the “Let the Dogs Speak” was created. “I love dogs and I’ve been raising pups for Canine Companions for Independence for years,” she said. “In 2007, I started doing a blog from the dog’s point of view. I felt it was a good way to promote the organization. I used the same format for my book.” She smiled and said she was fortunate to spend two years working with an outstanding editor to make cuts and to do it right. “This is my first book, `Let the Dog Speak,’” she said. “There might be a second book that will have to wait to see if the dog wants to write a sequel.” At another table, Lynda Hilburn talked about her books about vampires.

Authors and readers chat about books at the April 28 “Meet the Faces Behind the Books” event at the Englewood Public Library. The annual gathering drew a large crowd. Photo by Tom Munds “I am a psychotherapist and I once had a client who talked about vampires, a subject that has always interested me,” she said. “I have always thought it would be great to find a handsome vampire in my waiting room.” She said there was no lack of ideas, but it took a while to write her first full-length novel because she has a problem with keep-

ing herself in the chair and on task. Hilburn said her first book, “Vampire Shrink,” was hard to write, and the second book, “Blood Therapy,” came easier. Now, she has a third book, “Crimson Psych,” due to come out later this year. Sheridan resident Esperanza TorresSalazar found a chair where she could make notes about her visit to the event. She said she came to the event last year and she was inspired to try to write a book about her family’s experiences coming from El Salvador to the United States. “I tried and tried, but I just couldn’t seem to get started, so it is still sitting unwritten,” she said. “But now I am inspired again because I got some wonderful advice from several authors, so I’m headed home to see if I can begin to make progress on my book. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be behind one of these tables in a year or so.”



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SCHOOL CALENDAR Englewood Public Schools administration 303-761-7050 • May 7 An informal opportunity to chat with school board members begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library at the Maddox building, 700 W. Mansfield Ave. The school board meeting will be held starting at 7 p.m. in the library at the Maddox building, 700 W. Mansfield Ave. Bishop Elementary School 3100 S. Elati St., 303-761-1496 • May 6 Students with May birthdays will have lunch with the principal. • May 9 The Bishop choir will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. The volunteer recognition tea will be held at 3 p.m. • May 10 Junior Achievement will make presentations to students during the school day. Clayton Elementary School 4600 S. Fox St., 303-781-7831 • May 7 Ten percent of the proceeds of Clayton families eating at Frank’s Pizza will be donated to the school. A luncheon for students and their pen pals from the Malley Senior Recreation Center will be held at 11 a.m. Fourth-graders will make a field trip to the Colorado History Center. • May 10 Junior Achievement will make presentations to students during the school day. Cherrelyn Elementary School 4500 S. Lincoln St., 303-761-2102 • May 6 Online registration for all grades will begin at 5 p.m. • May 9 The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 5 p.m. • May 10 The school’s annual fun run will be held with kindergartners through third-graders starting at 9 a.m. and fourth- through sixthgraders starting at 9:45 a.m. Movie night will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Charles Hay World School 3195 S. Lafayette St., 303-761-8156 • May 3 School improvement week concludes. • May 8 Parents can have coffee with the principal at either 8 a.m. or 2 p.m. • May 9 Examples of the projects completed by fifth-graders will be on display starting at 4 p.m. Englewood Middle School 300 W. Chenango Ave., 303-781-7817 • May 4 Students will compete in a track meet at 9 a.m. at Fitzsimmons Middle School near Bailey. • May 6 There will be a band and concert choir starting at 6:30 p.m. Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School 2323 W. Baker Ave., 303-934-5786 • May 4 The student expo will be held from 5:307 p.m. so students can display projects they have been working on. • May 7 Makeup ACT tests will be given starting at 8 a.m. • May 11 The CFAHS prom will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Denver Press Club Englewood High School 3800 S. Logan St., 303-806-2266 • May 4 Volunteers will be working to clean up and spruce up the high school during Pirate Pride Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • May 8 and 9 Seniors will be taking finals. • May 9 The choir will perform a pop concert at 7 p.m. • May 10 The seniors will hold their farewell assembly and their luau.


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“The game was fun to watch and I became a baseball fan,” he said. “When my friend Kyle urged me to do works for this show, I decided to try it. I looked up a player’s baseball card online and used it as a guide to do the large-size drawing in chalk on plywood. I found the work went quickly and I just spent two to four hours per drawing.” He said he discovered when the chalk art was done and he sprayed the piece with a coating to protect the surface from smearing, the spray tended to sort of melt the chalk and give the art work a warmer look while allowing the grain of the plywood to show through. He said he was pleased the impact was to give the artwork the appearance of an aging, well-used baseball card. He completed the half-dozen largerthan-life portraits resembling the baseball cards of famous players like Jackie Robinson and Roger Maris. “This is the first time I have displayed the drawings and I really didn’t know how the works would be accepted,” Gerace said. “So far, people seem to like what they see and I am pleased to get the good feedback. I might even do some more of them.”

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the fire service, three years in a staff position and experience in both firefighting and emergency medical services. A bachelor’s degree is also desirable. The opening will be advertised through fire service publications and electronic media that reach across the state and the nation. The tentative deadline for applications is May 31. Sears said the applications will be winnowed down to a group of three to five finalists who will be interviewed. He said he wants to offer the top candidate the job by early July.

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tive committee. The effort — if it ever gets off the ground — would ask voters to repeal Amendment 64, if they fail to support the tax rates tied to retail marijuana purchases. However, it remains to be seen whether the repeal effort has any legs, or if it’s dead on arrival in either legislative chamber. Repeal effort rumblings led to a tense April 26 press conference outside the Capitol, where Amendment 64 proponents clashed with an advocacy group that seeks to restrict access to marijuana in the state. Later that day, House lawmakers approved preliminary passage of House Bill 1317, an omnibus bill that puts in place Amendment 64’s regulatory framework. And, earlier in the week, a House committee voted to tack on a controversial driving-stoned standard to House Bill 1317 — one day after a Senate committee killed legislation that sought to do the same thing. An early draft of the repeal effort asks voters to repeal last November’s initiative that legalized recreational marijuana use in the state, if they reject the tax model tied to Amendment 64 imple-


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Hospital hosts kids’ health fair Hundreds take part in annual two-day event By Tom Munds The murmur of young voices, occasionally punctuated by laughter, echoed in the halls of Englewood’s Swedish Medical Center on April 23, the first day of the hospital’s two-day health fair for third-graders. About 700 Englewood, Littleton and Sheridan third-graders were expected to attend the annual event this year. Fair organizers created groups of about 30 children, and each group spent about 15 minutes at each of the seven stations. Each station had a health-related focus, including dental care, nutrition, hearing, respiratory health, hand-washing, radiology and healthy lifestyle. Students got hands-on experience at most stations. For example, the respiratory health station focused on the damage smoking does to the lungs, and the students got to look close and touch an inflated healthy pig’s lung and a pig’s lung blackened and damaged by tars from tobacco smoke. At another station, third-graders learned how to properly wash their hands. “This is a fantastic program,” said Lisa Larson, a Bishop Elementary third-grade teacher. “It is great for the kids, because most experiences are hands-on instead of just reading and looking at pictures in a book. This health fair matches the lessons in our curriculum about health.” All-Souls Catholic School third-grader Joe Murphy said he liked the health fair too. “It’s kinda cool. I am learning a lot today,” the boy said. “I went to that station about not smoking and I didn’t realize smoking could do that much damage to lungs. Now, I am learning how to do a good job of washing my hands. All this stuff is

mentation. That tax framework is in the form of House Bill 1318, which in its original form asks voters to approve a model where retail pot would be subject to an excise tax and a separate retail tax of up to 15 percent each. That’s in addition to a 2.9 percent state sales tax and whatever other taxes municipalities may tack on. Also, the bill was amended to allow municipalities to receive a 15 percent “share back” of the retail sales taxes collected by the state, up from the 10 percent originally included in the bill. Amendment 64 proponents are furious at the repeal effort — which had not been introduced in legislation as of April 26. Representatives of anti-marijuana group Smart Colorado denied they they’re the driving force behind the repeal push, but acknowledged that they have been a part of the process. Spokeswoman Diane Carlson said that if money isn’t provided to fund regulatory costs, “then (Amendment) 64 should not be implemented.”

Tax rates spark debate

As of last week, it was unknown which specific lawmakers would join in crafting a repeal measure. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with asking for a

good to know and it’s a fun way to learn.” Volunteer Ginny Mayer served as volunteer coordinator and helped keep the groups moving from station to station. “This is the 31st year we have done the kids health fair at Swedish,” she said. “It was my friend Sally Jo who brought the idea to us from Philadelphia. Each year, volunteers help make the program a success. We have volunteers from the hospital auxiliary, volunteers from some high schools, and most of the staff volunteer their time to present the programs at most of the stations.” Colorado Academy seniors Emma Grueskin and Darby Shockley were among those who volunteered to staff a station. They were at the healthy lifestyle station, and they used props and skits to emphasize their programs. The third-graders seemed to like and learn from the skit that the two friends did

repeal if the voters don’t approve taxes. “There is a strong concern that if the tax doesn’t pass, then families and small businesses are going to be saddled with the cost of implementing legalized pot,” McNulty told Colorado Community Media. “I don’t think that’s right.” Rep. Jonathan Singer, DLongmont, the sponsor of House Bill 1318, said he is “willing to talk about different (tax) models that might work better.” Singer said that’s better than seeking a repeal. Singer’s bill passed the Finance Committee. The bill was expected to be voted on by the House this week.

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The two bills that seek to put in place regulations for recreational marijuana — House Bill 1317 and Senate Bill 283 — passed committees last week. One of the more contentious areas of House Bill 1317 is a proposed head start that existing medical marijuana dispensaries would have in entering into the new retail pot market. A key amendment was added to House Bill 1317, which would set a blood standard for being too stoned to drive. The drivingstoned amendment still must survive the Senate, where the effort has died before.

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Colorado Academy students Emma Grueskin (in green) and Darby Shockley lead third-graders from All Souls School in exercises during the April 23 healthy lifestyle station at the Swedish kids health fair. Photo by Tom Munds about the tortoise-and-hare race to emphasize the importance of exercise and a healthy diet “We’ve been friends for a long time, we are both into drama, so we decided the skits would be a good way to teach the healthy lifestyle program,” Shockley said. Grueskin added that the skits keep the attention of the third-graders and hopefully help them remember the messages about living a healthy lifestyle. Lisa Snyder, a teacher at East Elementary School in Littleton, said she feels the Swedish health fair is a great way to teach children lifelong healthy habits. “The students like the idea of getting hands-on experience at the stations,” the teacher said. “The fair fits in with the curriculum and we do follow-up by having the kids write about what they learned and what they liked most about the event. Overall, this is an awesome program.”

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multiple agencies to gather intelligence necessary to deal with death threats against Englewood officers. The death threats came as a result of an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a recently released prison gang member. The work of the two detectives was triggered by the white supremacist gang’s retaliation threats. Even though the gang member’s death was in February 2012, the detectives continue the investigation, and their efforts have resulted in a significant reduction in the level of threats of retaliation against Englewood police officers. The club honored Fire Lt. John Svejcar for his work in a wide variety of fire department activities, including firefighter training programs. The nomination singled out Svejcar as being an outstanding leader and instructor as well as having a major influence in areas that included technical rescue and sta-

tion maintenance. The nomination noted that, in 2011, Svejcar agreed to reassignment to help a struggling firefighter recover his skills. Currently, he is working to support and provide leadership for the department’s shift-training groups, and the nomination noted he was singled out for his extraordinary professionalism and dedication to the Englewood Fire Department and all its personnel. Melanie Bailey was selected as the Englewood Rotary Club’s Teacher of the Year. In the nomination, it was noted that Bailey has been working with special education students since she came to Englewood Middle School five years ago. Bailey was honored for her work helping create an environment where students with disabilities were integrated into the school and accepted by staff and students. She always is an advocate for the students, and the nomination said she is a teacher who has opened her heart to her students and opened their eyes to the possibilities of education.

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Turning the gun debate to mental illness The 2012 mass shootings at the Aurora movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School sparked discussion of the role mental illness may have played in the tragedies. What can be done to improve treatment for the mentally ill? How can we make sure those whose illness manifests itself in violent tendencies don’t have access to guns? That debate was quickly overshadowed by gun-control measures in Congress and in state legislatures that frequently became arguments over the Second Amendment. In Colorado, the 2013 legislative session, now less than a week from its scheduled end, will be remembered most for Democrats pushing through several gun-control bills to the outrage of Republicans. But the mental illness aspect hasn’t gone away. We were reminded of this by last

our view week’s scare in Littleton in which a policeissued safety alert cautioned that a man with access to a semiautomatic rifle had, weeks earlier, made threats to shoot people at the local hospital and at a big-box store. The 24-year-old Highlands Ranch man had spent more than two weeks in the same hospital he threatened after being admitted on a mandatory hold for having homicidal or suicidal thoughts. We know these details only because the safety alert inadvertently, police say, made its way into the hands of the public, largely because of various media reports. The alert, issued April 25, had been intended just for

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After recent news events, how safe do you feel? Colorado Community Media surveyed four people at random to determine whether

recent national tragedies have impacted their thoughts on personal safety.

“I feel perfectly safe, but I’m kind of a red-blooded American. Unfortunately, with the Boston bombings, when it’s people in U.S., it’s difficult to pre-emptively stop those. We can’t get everything.” — Lee Nordhold, Denver

“I feel safe. Yesterday, I heard the five surviving presidents speak and that made me feel safe. It seemed like they are all on the same page, which made me feel good.” — Marguerite Langstaff, Littleton

“I just came back from Boston, and seeing the state of readiness and so many different authorities that got together to make sure security was buttoned up made me feel safe.” — Kevin Humes, Aurora

“We’ve gone through Columbine and the Aurora theater shooting, but I don’t feel like I’m in danger when I go out or anything. There are always going to be crazy wackos out there.” — Tommy Weber, Littleton

Heart and soul of a dachshund Are you in a bad mood? Take one dachshund and call me in the morning. It’s impossible to look at a real dachshund or a photograph of one and not feel better. Go ahead. Google “dachshund” and you will see what I mean. They weren’t designed, yes designed, to lift your spirits. They were designed to track badgers. I suppose a standard-sized dachshund would stand a chance, but a small standard, like Smitty, or a miniature, would be torn to shreds. I think Smitty would have a 50-50 chance of whipping a box of Wheat Thins. If you’re planning to buy or adopt a dachshund, do your research first. Some of them can be nippy, and some of them will only focus on one member of the family. Smitty is here in the room with me, so I have to be careful about what I say. I will sneak in a subliminal message. Dachshunds are German-engineered, the word “dachshund” means “badger hound,” (they are very, very funny looking), and they like to burrow under blankets. Don’t go calling them wiener dogs around me. Hardy har har. How would you like to be called “crab man” or “crab woman” just because you resembled one? Or “chameleon boy” just because you changed colors now and then? You wouldn’t. If you look into the eyes of a dachshund, you are looking into the heart and soul of life. I know I tumbled overboard the first time I saw Smitty’s cognac-colored eyes. He begged to be adored and I lost control, the way a fool would do. I have a good friend who has a dog that doesn’t look like a dog. She sends pictures and I have nightmares. It weighs 124 pounds. That’s 8 pounds more than Jennifer, my girlfriend, weighs. And it’s 108 pounds more than Smitty weighs. Think about it. The amount of food. The amount of poop. I want a lap dog, not Smokey the

Bear. Another good friend just went through a nasty divorce, and custody of the dog was big. I actually think there was more contention over Scrapple than there was over the children. Dogs will do that to you. It’s been said over and over that dogs don’t know or care if you have had a bad day. They are here to make your day better no matter what. I am on my third dachshund. My childhood dachshund, Hexe, was an antidote for just about everything from the anxieties of growing up, to the Wrath of Shirley. My mother made some days very difficult. If you know what an anal retentive is, mom was varsity, first team, All American, Hall of Fame. She lettered all four years that I was in high school. Hexe snuggled. Shirley scolded. Hexe snuggled. No matter what anyone says, no one is going to give you unconditional love. Something, some thing, will invariably rub your unconditional lover the wrong way. Just because you drink salad dressing out of the bottle doesn’t make you a bad person. Just because you sing “Moon River” in a falsetto with a spoon on your nose doesn’t make you a bad person. Smitty wouldn’t care one way or another. He is here to dispense love. That’s his assignment. Smith continues on Page 9

the people deemed most affected, such as the hospital, the man’s relatives and his former employer. It was distributed as “a precautionary measure and a courtesy,” Littleton police said, and the man had not been charged with a crime. A day after the bulletin was issued, the man checked himself into a hospital seeking treatment and was not considered a threat, authorities said. Media organizations and the public were given a peek behind the curtain at something that surely happens more often than we would like to think. Because of privacy laws, neither the media nor the public are privy to much of what happens before someone who is mentally ill commits a crime. Let’s be clear: The vast majority of mentally ill people do not commit crimes, and

may actually be more prone to being victimized, experts say. But some individuals with certain types of mental illness are driven to hurt people. And they should not have legal access to guns. We have no way of knowing whether the subject of last week’s safety alert actually planned to hurt anyone or whether he is even mentally ill. But the mere notion of someone with bad intentions and access to a firearm fuels thoughts of another tragedy. What can be done? How can public safety best be protected without trampling on an individual’s rights? There are lawmakers in Congress and in the Colorado General Assembly having this discussion. We hope they will put the same passion into these talks that we saw in earlier gun-control debates, sans the partisan politics.

Rewrite of election law is a looming train wreck Following a secret, months-long process and without any input from my office, voters, or Republican legislators, Democrats rammed through legislation that fundamentally changes how we run our elections. Unfortunately, this election-law rewrite will lead to disaster. To begin, the bill forces Colorado into election policy that performs worse than our current system. The new bill mandates mail ballots for every voter and Election Day registration. Currently, Colorado ranks third best in voter turnout nationwide — one of the few states that increased turnout in this last election. Colorado outperforms every all-mail-ballot state in the country. And we outperform six of the eight Election Day registration states. But even if you like the policy, this bill is a rush to failure. Some may remember Denver voters waiting in line for hours in 2006. Denver’s own analysis blamed much of the failure on vote centers and the rushed development of an Internet-only poll book. That analysis criticized the short time frame — eight months — to deploy the system. By contrast, this bill’s unrealistic 100-day timeline will result in a sloppy, untested system that puts our voters at risk. Other states attempting this project have allowed themselves anywhere from 13 months to two years. Additionally, the bill bans neighborhood polling places in exchange for scattered, big-box voting clearinghouses. By rushing development and mandating these clearinghouses, the legislature is repeating every mistake that led to voters waiting in line for hours in Denver in 2006. Even if implementation goes smoothly,

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Election Day registration still opens the door to fraud. Because Colorado has weak identification requirements — an easily forged utility bill is enough to vote — cheaters will be able to vote twice using different names. These worries aren’t theoretical. This last election, El Paso County caught a person who registered five times using false information. County officials caught him, but only because they had 29 days before the election to investigate the registration fraud. Under an Election Day registration scheme, this person would have been able to vote several times. Also in 2012, Colorado saw instances of people from other states trying to illegally vote in our battleground state. And in 2004 the city of Milwaukee saw over 4,000 more votes than registered voters. The resulting 68-page Milwaukee police report targeted Wisconsin’s Election Day voter registration as the problem. And finally, mandatory mail ballots remove choice and open the door to voter intimidation. Despite best efforts by all political parties and county registrars, about 1 million Coloradans reject voting by mail, and instead vote in person. In fact, Gessler continues on Page 9

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Seems like even at this stage of my life I still find myself having those “ah-ha vic-moments.” You know that moment when vidu-the light bulb has gone off in your head s areand you suddenly get it, or a solution to a d notproblem pops into your head. It’s a great feeling isn’t it? I mean espeethercially when we find ourselves in a situaactu-tion where others have already come up er hewith the answer before us, or they just on ofget things faster. ess to I am also grateful that those “ah-ha gedy. moments” keep coming. It means that safe-I have not gotten to that point where I g onbelieve I already have all of the answers. I don’t believe anyone ever really gets nd inthere, however I do know many people g thiswho think that they already know everysamething. Do you know anyone like that? ear- If you know anyone in the know-it-all tisancategory, you can share with them one of my favorite quotes, one that I use to remind myself to constantly be learning and growing. Eric Hoffer said, “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” We must always be willing to learn. “Ah-ha moments” can come at any

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Some of us get carried away and put costumes on our dogs. I wouldn’t dare, but I have seen pictures of dachshunds in foam hot

time. There have been nights where I have gone to sleep trying to remember an event, a name, or with a major project or opportunity spinning around in my head. I wake up in the middle of the night with the answer, or idea for a workable solution. I keep a notepad close by just in case these “ah-ha moments” happen in the middle of the night and I can capture my thoughts. My “ah-ha moments” have happened while driving, at church, eating a meal, or other random places. The point is that when they happen, we have to recognize them as an “ah-ha moment” and not write it off as just another miscellaneous or obscure thought. The other thing I have really come to appreciate is when I observe someone else enjoying their “ah-ha moment.”

dog buns with a foam squiggle of mustard. People, ex-friends, have sent these pictures to me. Hardy har har. Good-bye. Hang by your thumbs. Sure, they look ridiculous, but they’re not. They are fine and decent and thoughtful little men and women, intent upon salving the wounds of existence. Guess who took care of me when

When we see the light bulb go off for one of our children, a friend or a customer it is so rewarding. And instead of just watching them “get it,” the best thing we can do is talk them through it, ask questions, get them to expand upon it. Because it is in those moments of expanded thinking where the true learning takes place and they have a chance to internalize and own the idea for themselves. And we should be open to all “ah-ha moments” large and small and maybe even grandiose. Sometimes just that little spark of an idea can blossom into something much bigger that is in alignment with our personal and professional goals. And even our large or grandiose “ahha moments” can help us fulfill the biggest and wildest dreams of our hearts. I would love to hear all about your recent “ah-ha moments” at gotonorton@ and when the light bulb goes off this week for you, I am sure it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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Colorado saw a spike in provisional ballots this last election, because people changed their minds and wanted to vote in person, rather than by mail. But now everyone will receive a mail ballot — even if they don’t want one because they fear intimidation. Even now, the Town of Center faces vote fraud charges because, as one witness said: “Once everyone gets a mail ballot in their mailbox, in some communities like mine, the bad guys will be there to intimidate them. They don’t get to say, `I don’t get a mail ballot. I go to the polls.’” We should take time to get it right, because we can fix many problems. But the Democratic majority refuses to compromise. We should take the time to get it right. Photo identification and proof of citizenship for late registrations dramatically reduce the chances for fraud, but Democrats refuse to even consider that. And Colorado should allow people the option to refuse a mail ballot and vote in person. From the start, Democrats have frozen out anyone who might disagree with them, refusing common-sense compromises. Colorado voters deserve better. Scott Gessler, a Republican, was elected Colorado secretary of state in 2010.


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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Most sellers, but not all, tend to think that their house is worth ket is always changing and I am a strong believer that I need to be Heather Lamb SFR, CHRE constantly educated and aware of trends to better help my clients more than what market data suggests. You cannot control what REALTOR®

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What is the most challenging part of what you do? In Real Estate, there are no “business” hours and I need to be available 24-7 to best assist my clients. It never fails whenever we try to take a vacation, business calls and I end up working. The joke in my family is that when business slows down, just go on vacation!

Where were you born? I was born in Dallas, TX but consider myself a Colorado native since I moved here when I was two.

What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I am not working you will find me outside! I love to run, hike, fly-fish, camp and mountain bike. I also enjoy photography and capturing nature shots, so I am always looking for new places to explore.

How long have you lived in the area? I grew up in Colorado and made a brief hiatus to Washington State for 14 years. I moved back in 2004 and been here ever since. What do you like most about it? Colorado is home to me and most of my family lives in the area. I absolutely must be outdoors whenever possible and living here offers endless opportunities to do just that!

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house?

How long have you worked in Real Estate? I discovered my passion back in 2003 when I became a licensed agent in Washington State. Ten years later and I am still in awe of how much I love being a Realtor and wouldn’t know how to do anything but Real Estate!

the market value of your house is at a particular time so embrace it and make your house the best one for the price and you will sell quickly! What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Keep your expectations realistic and options open. If you have an idea of the perfect house at a perfect price, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Sometimes your “wants and needs” will change as you go through the home searching process. My favorite example of this was a young couple I worked with a few years back. On our first meeting, they were adamant in saying, “Heather, do NOT show us anything in Highlands Ranch!” From everything they told me they wanted and were looking for in a house, I knew of just the perfect house and you guessed it – it was in Highlands Ranch! I asked them to be open-minded and begged them to view this house. They reluctantly agreed and don’t you know it, they fell head over heels and are now proud homeowners in the one place they insisted they did not want to live! What is the most unusual thing you’ve en encountered while working in Real Estate? While previewing homes – alone, for a client that worked long hours, I headed down to the basement and opened the door to a stor storage closet. As I flung open the door, I found myself eye to eye with a life-sized statue of the Virgin Mary. My brain could not process fast enough that I was just looking at a harmless Christmas decoration! I turned and ran out of that house so fast I almost forgot to lock the door. Now when previewing alone, I tell cli clients, “I do not do basements!”

What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? Several years ago when the housing market turned, I was getting calls from past clients desperate for help and in the face of foreclosure. Recognizing the need and desire to assist, I became certified as a short sale/ foreclosure expert and obtained my SFR and CHRE designation. The mar-



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: My understanding is that rental vacancies are decreasing and rental rates are increasing. I also have heard that housing prices are increasing and that interest rates are still near 60 year lows. In this scenario is it better to rent or own. : You are correct that vacancies are very low and are continuing to impact rental rates. This trend is being driven by the number of people that have lost homes through short sales and foreclosures and the tighter lending environment of the last several years. You are also correct that housing prices in many areas in Colorado are showing month to month and year over year increases as inventory of homes available for sale have dropped


from about 25,000 to around 6,000. And interest rates, driven by Federal Reserve efforts, a sluggish job environment and economy, and a flight to safety caused by uncertainty in Europe, are near 60 year lows. As a result home affordability is at near record levels and about twice as high as 6 years ago. Given this environment the mathematics are definitely waited in favor of purchasing. From a mathematical standpoint if someone rented a home today at $1200 per month and if rent increases by 3% per year, over the next 30 years a person would have spent over $680,000 for housing and would own nothing. A person that purchases a home for $200,000 today with a 30 year fixed mortgage would have a payment of about $1200 per month, which may be tax deductible, and except for increases in taxes and insurance, would remain constant for 30 years. Thus payments over the 30 years would probably be less than $500,000, resulting in savings versus renting of over


$180,000. And that house, if it appreciated at 3% per year, would be worth $485,000. Total difference – over $665,000 in favor of owning. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, seek out an experienced, trustworthy, financially savvy lender, that you can meet face to face, who has access to the full spectrum of loan and grant programs. Then work with them to select the proper loan and grant programs and have them customize them to best suit your needs. For more information on how you can purchase or refinance a home, please contact our lending expert, Randy Spierings, CPA (over 30 years), NMLS #217152, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., a local lender you can trust, at 303-256-5748 or www. BestColoradoMortgages. com Regulated by the Division of Real Estate – MLO #100022405. PRMI is an equal housing lender. They are A plus rated by the Better Business Bureau

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Garage Sales Community Garage Sale Brownstones at Town Center Lucent & Burgundy Street Highlands Ranch Saturday May 4th, 8am-2pm

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Genesee Crossing Multi-Family Wide variety of great stuff! This Saturday, 5/4, 9-3. I-70 west to exit 254, turn right then the 2nd right into our neighborhood NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND! Cherry Knolls Neighborhood Southglenn/Centennial Arapahoe Rd & E. Nobles Rd 80+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, May 3 & 4 NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 3rd 8am-4pm and Saturday May 4th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233

Big Sale American Legion Post 178 1655 Simms St, Lakewood Sale dates will be Friday and Saturday May 3 & 4 from 9-5. Space rental is 10.00 additional $5.00 for table rental. Please contact Sheri Tucker 303.585.1841 for information. Saturday we will have Rocky Mountain Oysters plates and/or Catfish plates for sale for $6.00.

HUGE moving & garage sale! Furniture, art, housewares, and more! Sat. May 4th 9am-4pm Sunday, May 5th 10am-3pm 23112 Bay Oaks Ave. Parker

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Tools, Furniture, Art, Kitchen items Downsizing- everything must go! Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3-5 12200 W. 35th Ave.Wheatridge, CO

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Appliances Appliance Trio for sale

Lawn and Garden 4' round Meadowcraft glasstop patio table, 5 chairs,cushions, Umbrella Great condition! ($500)

Household Goods 38x12x75" china cabinets, 23 Stag Horn frosted glasses, 15 brandy snifters, cranberry & gold different glasses $600 Marty (303)995-2995

$600.00 OBO Almond side-by-side fridge w/ice maker Dishwasher and oven/stove combo All in excellent working order We remodeled and they need a good home. Lone Tree/ Highlands Ranch Area 720-560-0273

Fine China 22k gold leaf pattern. Serves 12, extra pieces (75 total) $150 Gold flatware service for 8 including beautiful gold storage case. $75. Light wood rocking chair w/pad $25

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Flowers/Plants/Trees HAPPY TRANSPLANT GARDEN CLUB PLANTS SALE 2013 SATURDAY MAY 11TH 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM or until sold out Perennials*Annuals*Vegetables Parking Lot of Vectra Bank 3300 W. 72nd Avenue Westminster For additional info 303-423-2923

Furniture Quality used furniture, fair prices Entertainment Ctr solid oak 3pcs.$700 orig.$5,000 Sofa,teal plaid, 92"x39" $150; 2 Thomasville lite wood end tables with matching glass top coffee table $50 ea. Oak computer desk 60"x20" $60; pool table w/accessories, new,$900; queen mattress/box spgs. $50; 2 oak bar stools $25ea. All items in excellent condition. Castle Rock 303-973-2199.

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Dogs Dachshund Mini puppy

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sleeps 9! One Owner. Bunkhouse floor plan with master queen private bedroom, 3 bunks in the rear. Storage under bed, couch and dinette convert to beds. Kitchen dinette, storage and oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, full tub/shower, foot flush toilet. Options include a/c, awning, jacks, TV antenna and cable hook up , gas/electric water heater and fridge, tub surround, outside shower. 720-425-5888 or

Wanted Olde English Bulldogge puppies IOEBA Registered $800.00 (620)664-4616

Autos for Sale 2000 A6 Audi Avant

Runs/Looks great 190,000 miles. Reduced $2000 for quick sale Marty (303)995-2995

96 Olds Regency Elite

Loaded, 72K actual miles, like new. $3500 (303)781-4054 Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicle is for sale: 01. 2008 Red Yamaha v star 1300 #006038 02. 1998 Silver Honda Civic #000729 03. 2000 Black Intrigue Oldsmobile #348685

Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


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TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted Acme Brick Co.

Castle Rock plant, A national Manufacturer of brick products has 3 labor job opportunities. Equal opportunity employer, in a drug free work place Call Karen at 303-688-6951 opt 4.

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Assist small Real Estate firm, Green Mountain area. Hourly rate, no benefits. Send resume to PO Box 280281 Lakewood CO 80228

Administrative Assistant Busy Real Estate Office in Douglas County. Part-time . Must be Organized, Flexible, Have good Communication Skills. Call 303-865-5197 for more information.


FIRSTBANK Founders Parkway Branch F/T position for Teller, Includes Saturdays, $11.00/hr plus benefits. If interested please apply at: Founders Parkway Branch 4775 Front St., Castle Rock Visit us at Equal Opportunity Employer

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OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

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Heavy Equipment Mine Mechanic Harrison Western Construction a leader in underground mining construction for over forty years, has an openings for a Experienced Shop Mechanic, in Lakewood, CO Experience with mining equipment preferred, must be able to repair diesel equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics pumps, cylinders, able to weld. Maintain detailed, accurate and complete maintenance logs. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-placement drug screen and physical. Please email resume to HYPERLINK "" or fax to 303-237-9868.

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Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Rita or Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon



Saturday May 4, 9AM to 5PM Sunday May 5, 9AM to 4PM Colorado Springs Event Center, Academy Blvd. and Palmer Par k. Colorado Springs CO. Prospector s Ser toma 719-630-3976

OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

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25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Lear n to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Tr uck. Ear n $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141


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WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE

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Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit



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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

GREAT PAY!!! FT/PT sched. Cust. Sales/Service All Ages 17+ / Cond. apply. Littleton: 303-274-3608 Arvada: 303-426-4755 Lakewood: 303-274-8824 Aurora: 303-367-3422 Brighton: 303-659-4244 Castle Rock: 303-660-1550 Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently accepting applications for Temporary Part-time Mansion Event Crew. For application and details, visit our website at:






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Oprah doing part for Dish “New Breed” collage by Sandra Kaplan of Englewood, who will exhibit her work and that of her students through June 30. Courtesy photo

Englewood artist, teacher at heart of painting exhibit ‘Sandra Kaplan and Friends’ runs through June in Denver By Sonya Ellingboe “I believe that the stronger the exploration of a personal perspective becomes, the more interesting the resultant paintings will be,” said well-known local artist/teacher Sandra Kaplan, an Englewood resident. While some teachers are flattered when students imitate them, she says she is much happier when her students develop their own distinct voices. A show of works by Kaplan’s students, plus work by the artist, “Sandra Kaplan and Friends,” will run May 3 through June 30 at Theodore Schultz Architectural Offices, 863 Santa Fe Drive, second floor, in Denver.

if you go “Sandra Kaplan and Friends” is exhibited through June 30 at Theodore Schultz Architectural Offices, 863 Santa Fe Drive, second floor, Denver. Artists will be present on First Fridays, May 3 and June 7 (5-9 p.m.), and for the opening celebration, May 11 (2-5 p.m.).

The artists will be present on First Friday, May 3, from 5-9 p.m.; at an opening celebration May 11, 2-5 p.m.; and on First Friday, June 7, 5-9 p.m. The exhibit will be on view during normal office hours Mondays through Fridays or by appointment with one of the artists. Participants are: Courtney Ahn, mixed media; Tim Alcock, acrylic; Young Hee Back, oil; Rob Davenport, acrylic; Pricilla Garrett, watercolor; Matt Hardwick, acrylic; San-

dra Kaplan, collage and watercolor; Nancy Kembel, watercolor; Suzanne Mills Kramer, mixed media; Gwen Marie, watercolor; Elke McGuire, acrylic; Patty Ramey, oil; Dale Smith, acrylic; and Patti Spranger, acrylic. Sandra Kaplan teaches at the Art Students League of Denver and offers private critiques and workshops. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City, she is a Cincinnati native, who has lived in Denver since 1971. She has exhibited nationally and her work is collected internationally. She has served on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and on a national committee that decides on NEA grants. She also serves as a juror for local exhibits — in Littleton and at Curtis Arts Center recently. She has two workshops scheduled in 2013: in Paonia, Colo., in July and in Provence in October. For information, contact her at

Artists show works crafted in Italy if you go

Journey to La Romita pays off in Littleton

The exhibit of paintings from Umbria runs through June 18. Admission is free. Town Hall Arts Center is located at 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton. Stanton Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during performances. (“Hair” opens May 17.) 303-794-2787,

By Sonya Ellingboe Surrounded by sunshine, ancient architecture and olive groves, artist/instructor Susan Elliott and 11 former students and colleagues were in Italy last year for a twoweek workshop at La Romita, an art school situated in a 16th-century monastery in the Umbria region that once housed the Capuchin Order of Friars Minor. Because all were professionals, they had no instructor, but worked on their own projects in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic. The group is exhibiting resulting paintings in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center through June 18, with a public reception planned from 5-8 p.m. May 10. La Romita offers about 10 two-week workshops in various art disciplines and at various levels of skill each year, Elliott said. A visit to the La Romita website,, shows a traditional stone house with red tile roof, surrounded by shrubs and trees. The owners write that it was a monastery until the early 19th century and has been in private ownership since the grand-

Painters shown in Italy are among 10 exhibiting work at Town Hall Arts Center. Courtesy photo by Sally Elliott parents of the present owners, Enza and Paola Quargnali, bought it for a summer home and farm for olive and olive oil production. Artists were transported to surrounding hill towns to paint, including Orvieto, Assisi, Todi, Perugia and Spoleto, as well as ancient sites — and enjoyed “three scrump-

tious meals a day, prepared in northern Italian style,” said Elliott. Participating artists were from the Denver area, with one exception, and most were from the south metro area. Many were Elliott’s students at Arapahoe Community College, and she was joined by art department colleague Marsha Wooley, of Parker. Others were Bob Barr, Denise Eiseman, Cilla Englert, Sherri Hofland, Barbara Kloehn, Arlene Kunz and John Sandifer of Seattle. (Two others who traveled with the group will not be exhibiting.) Elliott said she retired from ACC last year after many years of teaching drawing and other courses. She taught a course this year for the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, sponsored by DU) program on Van Gogh and is currently teaching one on Georgia O’Keeffe, in conjunction with Denver Art Museum exhibits.

Inside scoop: Oprah Winfrey, yes, that Oprah, will make a special appearance at Douglas County-based satellite company Dish Network’s annual retailer convention in San Antonio in mid-May. She’s supposed to be taping a 30-minute show during the event. Also entertaining during that event is comedian Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and the band Train. Team Summit — the name of the conference — will be held May 14-16. Oprah will make her appearance on May 14. Jill Arrington from Fox Sports will be cohosting the entire week with Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of indirect sales for Dish. Don’t have details, but I’m told by a super-secret double-probation source that Oprah’s rider (meaning what she needs before and after her appearance) is crazy! Tons of diva-like demands. If I hear more, I will “dish” the deets.

Bonanno adds new pizzeria

Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno was set to open his latest joint, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, on April 27 at The Vistas at Park Meadows. It’s his first venture outside of Denver, and the 10th addition to his rapidly growing empire, which includes Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Bones, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Lou’s Food Bar, Russell’s Smokehouse and Vesper Lounge. Say what you want about Bonanno, but his record with successful eateries speaks for itself. Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will feature an open kitchen with an Italian wood-fire oven that will showcase pizza makers, cheese mongers and charcutiers. “The menu at Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria started as something simple — unifying standout items from Osteria Marco with some of our cherished appetizers from Luca d’Italia,” Bonanno said. “The entire menu represents the food I always look forward to sharing with my family.” Hours are 11 a.m. to close on Monday through Sunday with happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to

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First Avenue Hotel and El Diablo and Sketch restaurant owner Jesse Morreale has far from come to terms with the city of Denver over alleged “safety violations” regarding his places of business. On April 25, Morreale lost yet another legal battle that said, barring improvements to the property, the city will have him shut down at First and Broadway on May 3. His attorney, David Foster, is fighting the order. For my part, I just hope that El Diablo stays open, because I think that space has been a real plus to that part of town.

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Beer lovers in Denver’s southern suburbs will love South Denver Beer Fest, an outdoor beer festival featuring more than 60 brewers from all over the nation. The festival will be May 4-5 at Clement Park in Jefferson County. Parker continues on Page 18


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Production exudes feeling of menace Disturbing ‘Cabaret’ on stage at Aurora Fox Studio Theatre By Sonya Ellingboe

Emcee Matt Lafontaine and Kit Kat Girls in “Cabaret” at Aurora Fox Studio Theatre. Courtesy photo by Suzanne Simone

Chairs in a semi-circle and little round tables, plus a circular center stage and big old-fashioned bar, give the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre a cabaret look, specifically the Kit Kat Klub, circa 1931, Berlin, for “Cabaret.” An uneasy feeling hovers over the small nightclub. Weimar Germany’s hedonistic approach to life was about to end as the Nazis came to power. The club’s dancers, skimpily clad in black, with torn stockings and distinct personalities, come onstage and begin to exercise as the live band begins to play “Willkommen.” And we meet the extraordinary, androgynous character called Emcee (Matt Lafontaine), who narrates, sings, dances and ties it all together. Somewhat threatening, he seems to represent the approaching dark times. Director/choreographer Danny Harrigan refers in a program note to “The Fosse Kaleidoscope that you will see” and the whole look of the show reflects early direction by the late Bob Fosse — in choreography and staging. Dark-rimmed eyes, exaggerated moves and a raw, sexy mood prevail in the club scenes. Music by John Kander and Fred Ebb won the 1967 Tony for Best Score, and “Cabaret” also won for Best Musical. It is a strong piece that will challenge a director. Harrigan’s production captures the dark overlay, as well as some lovely music. The four-piece band, led by Brandon

IF YOU GO “Cabaret” plays through May 12 at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$20, 720-362-2697,

Bill on keyboard, enhances the production, although on a few occasions, it drowns out a singer. On the whole, sound is well-balanced. British singer Sally Bowles (Lindsey Falduto) moves between this seedy world and a potentially healthier one represented by American Cliff Bradley (Marcus Turner), a novelist who hopes Berlin will inspire him to write his next book. He falls in love with Sally and wants to take her to America, but she is unable to recognize the growing threat and returns to the nightclub instead. Chemistry between these two is a bit short. The other heartbreaking romance is between Fraulein Schneider (Barbara Porreca) and aging Jewish bachelor Herr Schultz (Brian Trampler), as she chooses political safety over a chance at love. Nazi presence comes through in the innocent-sounding song “Tomorrow Belongs to Me,” which is chilling when one recognizes it. Characters Ernst (Rob Janzen) and Fraulein Kost (Maggie Tisdale) lead here and are increasingly sinister. “Cabaret” is entertaining and challenging for adults — not appropriate for children. The relatively new Ignite Theatre company has taken another significant step forward.

‘Collective Nest’ dedicated at Hudson Gardens Outdoor sculpture represents protective space for wildlife

IF YOU GO Hudson Gardens and Event Center is at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except for early closing on concert days. Admission is free for garden visits, but there is a charge for concerts.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews. com Sculptor Joshua Wiener recently explained his concept for “Collective Nest,” his new piece of public art installed at Hudson Gardens and Event Center. It uses contrasting curved and straight lines to form a giant nest that protects wildlife. The nest and supporting post are milled steel, which has already formed a coat of rust, which will protect it from further deterioration, he said. The fish and hawk in the nest are made of stainless steel and will not oxi-

dize, providing contrast. Members of South Suburban Parks and Recreation District’s Public Art Committee hosted a dedication of the 22-foot-tall sculpture on April 21 for friends, family, the public and SSPR representatives. “Creative Nest” by Joshua Wiener was dedicated on April 21 at Hudson Gardens. The sculptor’s It is placed west of the amphi- Community Media Colorado April 2013 parents, wife and children helped celebrate. Photo by Ian Ross theater, where it will be enjoyed by concert audiences and is high 4” enough to be visible3.31” from xthe Close beyond it is the new had feeders, trees and shrubs Mary Carter Greenway as well. Songbird Garden, which last fall installed that will attract birds.

Soon, a group of perennials will go in, which also will provide food and nectar for birds. Said feathered friends will probably be seen perching on the giant nest. The garden area around the sculpture had been recently cleared with a prescribed burn and looked a bit bleak, but it should soon be filled again with blossoms and greenery next to the water garden. Visitors may enjoy watching it redevelop. Wiener, a Boulder resident, is the son of sculptor Madeline Wiener, who has a work in front of the Goodson Recreation Center. He teaches at Denver Art Students League and has works created in various materials across Colorado, including a cycling team in Durango and gates to the Carson Nature Center in Littleton.

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Ballet goes from swing to rock “The Birth of Rock and Roll” is a new ballet about the evolution of music and culture from the 1930s to 1950s, told through the eyes of a traveling musician, as danced by Peter Strand. Ballet Ariel presents the new work by director Ilena Norton. The ballet will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in downtown Parker. The work will run later in the summer at the Arvada Center. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Handler, will provide the music. Tickets start at $11, 303-805-6800, PACEcenteronline.

`Broadway!’ offers show tunes The Castle Rock Orchestra presents its Spring Concert, “Broadway!” at 3 p.m. May 5 at First United Methodist Church, 1200 South St., Castle Rock. Show tunes from “Sound of Music,” “Oklahoma,” “West Side Story” and more are suitable for all ages. Admission: $5.

Seeking companions Patricia Richard, Civil War scholar and professor, will share a lighter side of the Civil War at 7 p.m. May 7 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. She will tell stories about advertisements placed by soldiers in many newspapers requesting correspondence with young women. As with Internet dating today, the correspondence sought fun, love or matrimony. Free. 303-795-3961.

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ACC hosts free concerts conductor at Arapahoe High School, will conduct the Colorado Choir’s Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. The a capella choir will perform J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Priceless Treasure” and works by Britten, Christiansen and Franck. Tickets: $20/$15/$8: 303-388-4962, augustanaarts. org.

Arapahoe Community College Music Department hosts three free concerts in May in the Houstoun Waring Theater, M 2900. • ACC String Orchestra and ACC Chorus at 7 p.m. May 6. • ACC Jazz Ensemble directed by Cecil Lewis and the Affinity Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. May 10. • The ACC Spring Chorus Concert will be at 7 p.m. May 13. For information, contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita, 303-797-5867, hidemi.matsushita@

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The Parker Writers Group meets with author Janet Wise presenting “Writing With Your Unique Voice” at 2-4 p.m. May 12 at Parker Library, 10851 Crossroads Drive, Parker. She started writing fiction while working in international development, living and working in six countries and traveling in over 30. Everyone is welcome — no registration is needed.

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Community Church of Religious Science Hilltop United Church Of Christ 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO 10am Worship Service 303-841-2808

Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel at the Parker Mainstreet Center

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

Fellowship & Worship: 9:00 am Sunday School: 10:45 am 5755 Valley Hi Drive Parker, CO 303-941-0668

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of animals are at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. • Donna Lefferdo presents acrylics, watercolors and mixed media at Lone Tree Art Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. • Sally Van der Kamp’s exhibit is called “Touch of Glass,” at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.

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Artist enchants with nighttime photos P Littleton man’s work named Best of Show in Lone Tree By Sonya Ellingboe “We expected 370 or so and there were over 600,” juror Weldon Lee said of entries at the April 20 opening of the 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale. “It was overwhelming — I went through them again and again. I needed to narrow to 90 … it hurt to take images out ....” In the end, he focused on images that told a story over those that were technically perfect. The 93 images are thoughtfully displayed in the lobby and on adjacent hallway walls at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee awarded the teal Best of Show ribbon to Littleton photographer Mike Berenson, who specializes in capturing the Rocky Mountains at night — a magical world. His “Lenticular Mountain Milky Way” was shot at 4 a.m. on a moonless night at a ridgeline en route to Grizzly Peak. Berenson said he got a special permit from the state transportation department to leave his car at a parking spot off Loveland Pass and hiked three hours, with a companion, to reach this particular spot, where he knew the sky and reflections on the snow would be just so. (“Lenticular” is defined as


The 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale runs through June 9 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and during performances. (When you visit, cast your vote for the People’s Choice award, to be given at the end of the show.) Information: LoneTreeArtsCenter, 720509-1000. Admission is free.

relating to a lens.) A visit to his website illustrates his fascination with the night, and his remarkable skill in capturing starry expanses. Lee, who also selected 12 images by Rock Canyon High School students for display, will offer a seminar for interested photographers from 3-6 p.m. May 18 at Lone Tree Arts Center. ($30) Register at the box office, 720509-1000, or online at LoneTreeArtsCenter. org. He has traveled around the world photographing exotic wildlife, and has images in museums and private collections, in magazines and natural history books and on television. Lee’s other awards in the four categories for 2013 offer a rewarding potpourri of creative vision: • Wild Animals — First Place, Karen Kirkpatrick for “Nourishing Flora,” a close-up of a bee in a white echinecea flower. (Kirpatrick

”Lenticular Mountain Milky Way” by Mike Berenson won Best of Show at the 2013 Lone Tree Photographic Show and Sale on April 20. Courtesy photo by Mike Berenson also won 2012 Best of Show Black and White in the Littleton Eye of the Camera show and has a joint exhibit with Color winner Fee Chin at the Littleton Museum.). Second Place, “Three Eagles” by Brenda Hablutzel, a trio perched together against a blue sky. Third Place, “Sharks of Galapagos” by Leslie Superchi. Honorable Mentions, Brenda Hablutzel and Richard Goluch. • People, Travel and Places — First Place, Pat Tryon, “An Old Friend.” Second Place, Laura Bennett, “Face of Freedom.” Third Place, Robert Lace, “Ready to Go.” Honor-

The B.I.G. Day – Community Tradition Continues It was a day of giving and gratitude, sweat equity and camaraderie, dirty hands and warm smiles as the third annual B.I.G. Day (B.I.G. stands for Be Involved, Give) proved that community spirit is alive and very well in South Metro Denver. The Chamber’s Non-profit & Business Partnership lead by Steve Bocher of Catch Fire Marketing as Chair, and Laurian Horowitz of Colorado Life Lessons as Event Chair continued the community tradition. Although the turnout was smaller than last year’s recordbreaking event, the almost 337 volunteers were very motivated with some nonprofits having to create additional projects as the planned ones were accomplished in record time. Activities ran the gamut from planting vegetables at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, to building storage racks and organizing at SheShe’s Corner and planting trees and weeding at the Denver Botanic Gardens community garden. Medical supplies were sorted at Project CURE for shipment to 3rd world hospitals, and food boxes were packed at the Jeffco Action Center. Thomas Messina of Mountaintop Acupuncture enjoyed getting dirty at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield: “It was great getting into the dirt to plant onions, I would work in the garden on a regular basis. It’s good to help the community. I want to thank the Chamber and everyone involved in making this happen. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver got trails cleaned up and readied for the summer months, and volunteers accomplished spring cleaning at Boys Hope Girls Hope. Alternatives Pregnancy

Center got their offices ship-shape in record time, and TLC Meals on Wheels of Littleton got must needed help with the preparation and delivery of meals to their elderly clients. South Suburban Parks got a sprucing up through the South Suburban Parks & Recreation Foundation volunteers while “spa boxes” were assembled for cancer patients at Spa 4 the Pink. “I’m a firm believer in giving to the community and whatever we give always seems to come back ten-fold. It also just plain feels good! Wonderful program! Great people! Thanks for facilitating and coordinating such an incredible event! Kudos to Lauren, the committee and all the sponsors,” stated Heidi Winter of European Wax Center who helped out at SheShe’s Corner. Many businesses and organizations came together and organized teams and groups of volunteers for the B.I.G. Day activities. CliftonLarsonAllen, InfoCubic, Webolutions, Silpada Designs, Leadapalooza Leads Group, The Leading Edge, Rotary Club of Littleton Sunrise, Catch Fire Marketing, Dream Catcher Affinity Group, American Heritage Girls, Sierra Ridge Networks, and NAMI Arapahoe/ Douglas County all came out in force to make the day a success. Brien Darby, Manager of the Denver Botanic Gardens community gardening program was thrilled with the experience. “I presented them with some very big tasks with a lot of digging and heavy lifting and they were just about the most enthusiastic group I have ever worked with! We completed all the tasks I had planned and even started on a few additional projects. I really appreciate the level of teamwork

and “ready for anything” attitude that we consistently receive from volunteers participating in the BIG help day.” After all of the hard work, it was time to blow off some steam as many of the volunteers gathered at the Chamber Center to celebrate the day. With a delicious lunch buffet served by event sponsor McCormick & Schmick’s, the group watched as Brian Olson of Conversation Starters had a video already prepared showing the day’s activities. The crowd gave a cheer of support for the B.I.G. Day and many expressed that this was just a beginning with many more hours of volunteer efforts were to come. Chamber Investor LokalMotion was also a sponsor of the event making it the best post-B.I.G. Day celebration yet. Chamber Nonprofit and Business Partnership Chair Steve Bocher of Catch Fire Marketing thanked the B.I.G. Day Organizing Committee members: Chair Laurian Horowitz of Colorado Life Lessons, Brian Olson of Conversation Starters, and Sandy Coen of SheShe’s Corner as well as all of the volunteers past and present. “ ...while the official tally isn’t in, you should take great pride in knowing that over the past three years 9,000-10,000 volunteer hours have been spent making our community a better, more prosperous place...and that thousands of lives have been touched because of the work that was accomplished during the B.I.G. Day. And also significant, thousands of people have been exposed to the great work of dozens of non-profits and many have stayed connected to these organizations and gone back to support them again!”

able Mentions, Alice Wagoner and Beth McCarley. • Landscape and Nature — First Place, Doug Bennett, “Fall at Wilson Peak.” Second Place, Kristal Kraft, “Red House on Snowy Day.” Third Place, Ryan Wright, “Glacial Fire.” Honorable Mentions, Joseph Kovarik and Laura Bennett. • Digital Art — Shane Bechler, “Flaming Tiger.” Second Place, Panagiotis Chrysovergis, “Heterotopia 1.” Third Place, Andi Salen, “Into the Light.” Honorable Mention, Michael Guttman and Shane Bechler.

Calendar of Events For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events and for more information, visit our web site at or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, May 2nd FastTracks New Investor Orientation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Friday, May 3rd Denver South Economic Development Partnership Luncheon Hyatt Regency DTC, 7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver 5280 Drug Testing Ribbon Cutting & Birthday Bash 4600 S. Syracuse St., Denver Sunday, May 5th 2013 Spring Fundraiser for Spa4ThePink’s “Mind Your Game” PGA Tour Superstore, 9451 East Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village Monday, May 6th State of Our Workforce with Arapahoe/Douglas Works! and Jeffco Workforce The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Tuesday, May 7th Business Bible Study The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Wednesday, May 8th Centennial Business Coalition Leadership Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial

The Jeffco Action Center got a boost with B.I.G. Day volunteers sorting and packing food boxes for their food bank.

Ryan Bok, Penny Lentz of the Chamber, Lou Arellano of L. James & Associates, and Chamber CEO John Brackney organize the store room at SheShe’s Corner.

Thursday, May 9th Women in Leadership: 1st Annual Tea Party at Cherokee Ranch & Castle 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia

The B.I.G. Day crew at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield gathers for a photo prior to getting their hands dirty planting vegetables.

After their morning efforts, B.I.G. Day volunteers gathered at the Chamber to celebrate their accomplishments and volunteerism.

B.I.G. Day volunteers wrestle with getting a tree in place at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street community garden.

Friday, May 10th Economic Development Group Investor Breakfast The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Washington update from Senator Mark Udall The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial


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Painter views High Line Canal Small oils on display at library through May By Sonya Ellingboe


“Mile 59” in Jennifer Riefenberg’s series of paintings of the High Line Canal, exhibited at Koelbel Library. Courtesy photo


Stories on Stage

“Cliffhangers” brings a group of stories calculated to keep one in suspense: “The Girls” by Joy Williams, read by Martha Harmon Pardee; “Before” by Gary Schanbacher, read by John Hutton; “The Cousins” by Joyce Carol Oates, read by Kathy Brady and Robin Moseley, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 5. Performances at El Centro Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Tickets: $25/$15 students, 303-494-0523,

Bach in Boulder

“Bach at Leipzig” is presented May 3-18 by the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25/$22/$19, 303-444-7328, betc. org.

O’Neill’s masterpiece

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the Pulitzer Prize winner, by Eugene O’Neill, opens with previews May 10, 11, 12 and continues through June 9 at Germinal Stage Denver, 2540 W. 44th Ave., Denver. Performances: all at 7 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. (Preview matinee only on May 11.) 303-455-7108.

Some enchanted evening

“South Pacific” by Rodgers and Hammerstein plays through May 12 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Presented by Performance Now Theatre Company, with direction by Bernie Cardell, choreography by Kelly Kates, musical direction by Eric Weinstein. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets:$28, 303978-7845,

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“From its humble beginnings, through the rocky crags of Waterton Canyon to its desolate and dry end just west of Denver International Airport, the High Line Canal is a treasure passing through the Front Range of Colorado,” artist Jennifer Riefenberg writes. Riefenberg, a longtime member of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, which operates the Depot Art Center, has lived near the High Line Canal for the past 20 years, enjoying a strong connection to its beauty. She has been a member of the High Line Canal Preservation Association and at the same time, she has been doing a lot of plein air painting (painting outdoors). She conceived the idea of walking the length of the canal and recording its spaces and seasons in a series of small oil paintings. “I just decided to start and I never got sick of painting. I could probably do 1,000 and never get tired of the beauty” Riefenberg said. She expressed concern to her husband that she might end up with a great many paintings that looked alike, but each day was different. Oil paint was the medium of choice because it withstands summer’s dry heat and winter’s cold better than other mediums. Riefenberg’s paintings will be displayed at Koelbel Library in Centennial through May, with a public reception from 2-4 p.m. May 4. She has a total of about 60 paintings, but is not certain they will all fit. The show is called “The High Line Canal: a 66 mile Journey of Plein Air Painting.” She tried to paint one day in every week at some point along the canal. “I jumped around and used the small wire-

IF YOU GO Jennifer Riefenberg’s exhibit, “The High Line Canal: a 66 mile Journey of Plein Air Paintings” will be at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, through May 31. Open during library hours.

bound ‘Guide to the High Line Canal Trail,’ published by Denver Water as a guide,” Riefenberg said. She spent one and a half years and walked almost every mile. On each day, she wasn’t sure what she’d paint until she got there. One rule of thumb was that the canal or trail must appear in every painting. Sometimes, the view to the west was so striking that it tempted her eyes away. Zero mile in Waterton Canyon brings the water tumbling through a tunnel from the South Platte River. She slogged around in winter mud near 64th Avenue since there is no trail access to the dried out end of the canal. The trail guide helped her with places to park along the way and other useful information. It is available at bookstores. The south part — Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills — is the most difficult for parking spots and involved some long hikes. People she met along the way, especially in Denver and Aurora, were “a pleasurable experience — the kids were a blast.” Some skateboarders on paved sections in Aurora thought her project was “so cool.” Riefenberg has self-published a book about the project, with her commentary along the way. It will be available to order for anyone interested and contains reproductions of the paintings plus her running text. “It’s such a treasure to so many people,” she says of the canal she now knows so well.



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Englewood’s Nick Bersagel stretches for distance in the boys triple jump at the April 26 Shipwreck Invitational. His jump of 40 feet, 5 inches won the event. Photo by Tom Munds

‘Shipwreck’ wraps up track season Englewood boys finish third in invitational By Tom Munds The sound of the starting gun blended well with the grunts of exertion as several hundred athletes competed in track and field events at the April 26 Shipwreck Invitational at Englewood High School Stadium. The meet attracted 10 boys teams and the same number of girls teams. Overland won the boys team title with 158 points, Standley Lake was second with 115 points and the Pirates finished third with 100 points. Lakewood won the girls division title with 106 points and Overland was second with 94.5 points. Englewood scored 60 points and finished seventh. “We have some boys who are doing pretty well individually,” Englewood coach Jay

Graves said during the meet. “As a team, the strongest element of our boys team is the guys running the middle distance events. We also are getting good performances from freshman sprinter Gary Pearson.” He said the girls roster is very small but, again, some individuals are doing pretty well. For example, he said Mason BrainardFernandez is doing well in the sprints and Jolie Baty is scoring points for the Pirates in the shot put and the discus. “We are stronger when the girls who are also playing soccer are with us,” he said. “They are good runners and they make our relay teams a lot more competitive.” The Shipwreck Invitational wraps up the regular season schedule. The Pirates’ next competition is the Colorado 7 League Meet on May 7 at Weld Central High School. If any Englewood athletes qualify, the Class 4A state meet will be held May 16-18 at Jefferson County Stadium. At the Shipwreck Invitational, Nick Bersagal helped the Pirates boys team as he won

the triple jump with a distance of 40 feet, 5 inches, while teammate Damasjae Currington scored points for Englewood as he won the shot put competition with a toss of 44 feet, 4.75 inches. On the track, Tucker Horan took runner-up honors in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:12.84, Gary Pearson was third in the 100-meter dash and Bersagal was fourth, while Chad Glover was second in the 1,600-meter run. In the girls division, Mason BrainardFernandez was second in the 100-meter dash, Maddy Ostrowski was second in the shot put and Lauren West was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. Pearson said he liked running track. “I enjoy running fast and I think sprint events are fun,” the freshman said. “My goal is to run an 11-second 100-meter race. Right now, my best time is 11.4. It’ll be hard to get to my goal but I keep pushing and trying to get there.” Pearson also plays football and basket-

ball. He said track helps him get in shape and get ready to play football, but he looks forward to the winter sports season because basketball is his favorite sport. Senior Brainard-Fernandez played soccer and also ran track for two seasons but is focusing on track this year. “I plan to go to Western State to play basketball so I decided not play soccer this season,” she said. “I loved playing soccer but there is a lot of physical contact and I didn’t want to risk injury because playing basketball in college is important to me.” She said basketball is her favorite sport and it was exciting when she went to Western State and they told her she would be playing there next season. “I am a point guard and I think my strongest point is my ability to dribble the basketball,” she said. “I have brought the ball up the court for Englewood the last two seasons and I look forward to doing that in the future for Western State.”

Golden performance leads Creek to victory in golf tourney Ringsby’s 69 leads Bruins over second-place Arapahoe By Scott Stocker

Special to Colorado Community Media When it comes to the Ashley Forey Girls Golf Tournament played at the Rolling Hills Golf Course in Golden, it’s been back-andforth for the teams from Cherry Creek and Arapahoe. Cherry Creek and Arapahoe have won the past four tournaments. This one went to Cherry Creek, with 2012 to Arapahoe, 2011

to the Bruins, 2010 to the Warriors. And it’s a tournament both schools have been eager to attend over the past 19 seasons. Cherry Creek, led by medalist Calli Ringsby, who shot 69, won the tourney on April 29 with a 220, followed by Arapahoe with 226, Valor Christian third with (245), Legacy fourth (251) and Fairview fifth (253). Ringsby also found herself back as the medalist as she had won the tournament when she was a freshman in 2011. She was joined in the team trophy presentation by teammates Mackenzie Cohen (73), Dani Urman (78) and Margot Leibold (95). “This tournament is such a lot of fun,”

Ringsby said. “It’s so it’s great to be back on top. It was an up and down day as I had five birdies, but to many bogies for me. This is really a great course and all of our team played well today.” And that certainly held true for Cherry Creek coach Bob Kubiak. “We played excellent today and that 69 by Calli was great,” Kubiak said. “I’m just very happy with the way the girls played. We’ve only had five meets this season - the weather has been hard on everyone, but today was just great. We just hope it can continue for a few more weeks.” No doubt it was a good day for Cohan,

too. “I had my best score of the season today,” Cohan said. “I just love this course and it was a lot of fun out there. The greens were tough and I just wanted to stay on the lower edge of the holes. I think I accomplished that. As a team, we certainly had the good day.” The silver medal went to Arapahoe’s Claudia Davis, who came through with a 71. She was joined on the teams award stand by teammates Holly Schafee (76), Hannah Wood (79) and Nikki Bachman (95). Golden continues on Page 23


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Wings of Hope gets supersonic support SR-71 pilot speaks at event targeting pancreatic cancer By Deborah Grigsby

It’s no secret that Brian Schul likes speed. The retired Air Force pilot once flew the SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest — and perhaps most classified — aircraft. But even for a guy who’s flown more than three times the speed of sound, some things, like a cure for pancreatic cancer, can’t come fast enough. Schul, who lost both his mother and brother to pancreatic cancer, was Retired Air Force pilot Brian Schul stands in front of “the sled.” Schul has partnered with Wings of Hope, a the keynote speaker at a special Wings charity organization that helps fund research for pancreatic cancer. Photo by Gallery One of Hope fundraiser on April 25 at The e and Wildlife Experience in Parker, orgas forphotos, going to Wings of Hope. MORE INFORMATION nized by his sister, Maureen Schul, the ause “Our goal is to help raise awareformer mayor of Castle Pines. For more information about Wings of Hope, visit ness and research dollars for pancreOne of only 93 men to fly the socatic cancer,” Maureen Schul told the terious black plane know as “the sled,” To learn more about Brian Schul and his SR-71 but is crowd of more than 300. “My family Schul shared his inspiring story of bephotography, visit was stunned as to how little there was ing shot down in Vietnam. bas- Badly burned, Schul was hospitalin the way of early diagnostic testing sea-ized for nearly two years, only to come for pancreatic cancer. Just as shockr butback to pilot the world’s fastest and the Air Force regulations and it never ing, the five-year survival rate has redidn’thighest-flying aircraft ever built. said I could — but it also never said I mained at just 6 percent for the last 40 sket- Schul also shared what he de- couldn’t.” years.” Schul’s collection, mostly film, is Wings of Hope has partnered with scribes as one of the rarest collections sportof SR-71 photographs in the world. the foundation for his book, “Sled Pancreatic Cancer Research Program West- “I always had my little camera with Driver,” which is one the most author- at the University of Colorado Cancer d beme,” he said. “Now most people would itative publications on the plane. The Center. One hundred percent of dothink you couldn’t take a camera along book was on sale at the event, with nations go directly to fund research, tron-on a top-secret mission, but I dug into proceeds from it, as well as some of his Maureen Schul said. basball sean the Valor Christian’s Tori my putts and that’s what have had more of them this season. We have a lot of good Glenn tied for fourth with counts the most. I hit 12 competition with Cherry 75 along with Sydevey Mer- greens, a little lower than my average, but still a pretty Creek and we’ve been one- chant of Dakota Ridge. Continued from Page 22 “I had a lot of fun and good day. I’m so excited for two, I think, over the past “It was a beautiful day four seasons here. I played it’s a day like this that can state. I think we have a great with great weather,” Davis well, but would have like to help you get ready for state,” chance as a team this time Glenn said. “I was making around to win it.” said. “I just wish we could have had a few less strokes.” n toe and were ower shed good




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