March 14, 2013
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Jeﬀerson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 15
More money more planning Golden council continues debate over $4 million windfall By Glenn Wallace
Golden High School siblings Katie, 15, and Matthew Connally, 18, pose with their Red Cross Youth Lifesaver Award, at the 11th annual Red Cross Breakfast of Champions event last week. After their father suﬀered a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day in 2011, the duo performed CPR until paramedics could arrive, saving his life. Photo by Glenn Wallace
Lifesavers quick in action Teens recognized for saving their father By Glenn Wallace
email@example.com Some teenagers give their parents proverbial heart attacks. Matthew and Katie Connolly gave their father CPR. For their life-saving efforts, the Golden High School siblings were awarded The American Red Cross Youth Lifesaver Award at the 11th annual Breakfast of Champions in Denver on March 8. The father, Jody Connolly, says he feels pride for his two children “like you couldn’t believe.” “They kept me alive for 21 minutes until the ambulance arrived. I’m really lucky to be here,” he said. It was Thanksgiving Day 2011, and Jody was helping his 17-year-old son Matthew change the oil in his first car. Jody was under the car, when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.
“At first it sounded like he was sleeping on the couch, making snoring noises like he does,” Matthew recalled. Unable to wake Jody up, Matthew yelled for his mother to call 911. “He needed help, and I was going to do the very best to help him,” Matthew said. Katie, 14, came into the garage and saw her father turning purple. “It was tough seeing my dad like that,” she said. Katie stayed calm enough to remember what she had learned in a Red Cross CPR certification course for babysitters. With her brother’s help, they began CPR. Slowly, Jody’s color improved, while the children waited for the ambulance to reach their Mount Vernon area home. When she couldn’t push on her father’s chest any longer, Katie said she resorted to punching instead, to keep compressions going. “Honestly, it felt like forever,” Katie said. Jody says he does not remember anything about that day. “When I woke up four days later all my hairs were cinders,” where the paramedics had used defibrillator paddles to keep his
heart going. A year later on Thanksgiving, Matthew and Katie said there was some light teasing of their dad. “But it did make us very thankful, this Thanksgiving,” Katie said. Jody is especially thankful the heart attack occurred when and where it did. The day before the 49-year-old had been doing roofing work, two stories off the ground, not laying down, in close proximity to CPR-trained loved ones. “Somebody was looking out for me,” Jody said. Katie’s lifesaving days may just be beginning. She was recently hired as a lifeguard at the Golden Community Center pool. She concedes that saving her father’s life probably helped her resume. “If anybody was in that situation, they would probably do what me and my brother did,” Katie said. She added that by becoming CPR certified gave her the tools to help. “It doesn’t matter how young you are — if you know what to do, you can save a life,” Katie added.
Jeffco schools alter district boundaries By Glenn Wallace
firstname.lastname@example.org By 3-2 vote, the Jefferson County School District’s Board of Education changed district lines. Board members Laura Boggs and Paula Noonan voted against the redistricting, saying they did not approve with how the new lines bisected some school articulation areas. The vote came during the board’s March 7 meeting, and alters the board district lines that were established in 2003. State law requires school districts to update district lines at least every four years. The state statute reads: Director disPOSTAL ADDRESS
tricts shall be contiguous, compact, and as nearly equal in population as possible. Board members are elected by all members of the school district, but represent a specific section of the district. The version of the new boundaries was reviewed at the board’s Feb. 28 meeting. Among the larger changes, District 5 now extends west to take in Morrison in exchange for more of Littleton to go to District 2, along the western side of C-470. District 3 also gained the Pleasant View and Denver West neighborhoods near Golden. In the new population distribution, District 5 would have the least population,105,656; while the smallest geograph-
ic district, District 4, would represent the most people, 109,434.
District One: Treasurer Robin Johnson, representing Westminster and Broomfield. District Two: Second Vice President Laura Boggs, representing Evergreen and Conifer. District Three: Secretary Jill Fellman, representing Arvada and Wheat Ridge. District Four: Board President Lesley Dahlkemper, representing Lakewood. District Five: First Vice President Paula Noonan representing the Morrison and Littleton area. Population of 105,656.
It was the kind of news most municipalities have not heard in years: There is more money in the city coffers than staff knows what to do with. But that is exactly the situation that the Golden City Council is dealing with, to the sum of $4 million. The money, mostly from a court decision which forced IBM to pay past-due sales and use tax to the city, has few restrictions, particularly if used for capital improvement projects. At its March 7 council meeting, the board of seven decided on two pedestrian projects ($400,000) but little else. It scratched a few possibilities off the list, and asked for city staff to further research just how much could be accomplished with the funds. The items still being considered: Updating at least a few of the city’s playgrounds, rebuilding an updated skate park, improvements or expansion for the community center, and possible study of a Clear Creek Civic Center. In trying to sum up the majority of the council’s wishes, Mayor Marjorie Sloan asked city staff to research some options in greater detail, while ruling out previously mentioned ideas such as using the funds for paying off city debt, a rooftop solar program or the purchase of open space parkland. “Not because we think they are bad ideas, but because we think they can be done in different ways,” Sloan said. The concept of a Civic Center would possibly consolidate Golden City Hall in a new building, along with space for cultural resources like the library, Golden History Museums as well as art and theater space. The idea was brought up at a previous meeting by Ward 4 Councilman Bill Fisher, who suggested the city use the windfall to make a lasting impact on the city. “Is there an opportunity to take this $4 million and do something real special?” Fisher said. “It would be a really interesting concept. No, it wouldn’t be cheap,” Bestor said. According to preliminary staff estimates, the minimum cost for a facility of that size would be around $25 million. The debt on such a facility would require the city to pay $2 million annually, over 20 years. Bestor said a four-tenths of a percent sales tax increase could cover that cost. Fisher suggested a portion of the $4 million be used to begin preliminary exploration of a Civic Center’s feasibility. For now, the only certain use of the money will be two pedestrian projects — installation of sidewalks along portions of Colfax Avenue, and the underpass pedestrian and bicycle pathway at Tucker Gulch and Highway 93. Both projects had been on the city’s to-do list for 2014, but were moved up due to community demand.
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Young people get inside look Here’s an understatement for ya: I was a bad kid in school. Seriously. I was such a fixture in the principal’s office that the staff just assumed I came with the furniture. And the closest I ever came to the honor roll was when I stood next to a smart kid in the restroom. Doing productive stuff outside of class wasn’t exactly my thing. But as I got older I developed a great appreciation and respect for kids doing positive — and very cool — things that I didn’t have the stomach for back in the day. That’s exactly what members of Youth Leadership of Jefferson County are up to. The Lakewood-based organization allows youths the ability to interact with community leaders and institutions, in an effort to explore educational and career opportunities. YLJC participants visited the Capitol on March 6, and were recognized on the floor of the House of Representatives by Jefferson County lawmakers. “I just think this is a great way to plant the seeds for people to become our future community leaders,” said Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood. If you wonder whether the students felt intimidated by the legislative process, don’t. In fact, it was the opposite. Marcus Vesely, a student at D’Evelyn High School, said he was surprised at how loose the environment was on the House floor, with chatty lawmakers carrying on while legislative business was being attended to. “I’m not sure what to make of the whole lawmaking thing just yet,” he said. “It was a lot more informal that I thought it would be.” Rep. Max Tyler, D-Golden, said there’s actually a method to lawmakers’ madness. “A lot of what you see when people are talking like that is how a lot of our work is done,” he said. And Pettersen said the banter and interaction that goes on in the Capitol is “not
Kevin Park works at Five Star Cleaners at 1364 Grant St. The Korean-born Park spoke through broken English as he tried to put into words his dismay over the noise. “I’m not sure what they want to do,” he said. “If people don’t like the law, they should do it in the building. But to honk in front of the store ... I could not open the door.” Could’ve been worse, I suppose. They could’ve been firing guns. much different than high school.” Yeah, but with a lot more bullying going on, I’d imagine.
Something in the blare
I can still hear the horns honking. It’s been more than a week since testimony took place inside the Capitol on several gun-control bills. Yet, the horns are still maddeningly going off in my head like I’m a character in an Edgar Allan Poe story. In case you missed it, vehicles made circles around the Capitol on March while testimony was taking place under the gold dome, with drivers who opposed the gun bills blaring horns for hours on end. Poor Holly Brooks. She’s the owner of Denver’s Capitol Hill Books, located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Grant Street, across the street from the Capitol. “It was unbearable,” Brooks said. “The cacophony ...” Brooks said the noise was non-stop, starting from about 9 a.m., and was “just as fierce” as she was leaving the shop at 6:30 that night. “It completely ruined business,” she said. “We had a tourist come by and say, `Is it always like this?’ We almost closed early.” Colleen Priebe, the manager of Hotel Newhouse, 1470 Grant St., didn’t mind the noise as much as Brooks did. “I just look at it this way,” she said. “It’s democracy in action, regardless of who you agree with. Besides, we’ve been testing the fire alarm system, so there was more noise in here than was out there.”
Quote of the week
“Bring it on, I guess.” — Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, when asked about whether her recent vote in favor of moving a civil unions bill out of committee could lead to a primary challenge next year. Murray made headlines on March 1 when she became only the second Republican legislator to vote in favor of civil unions. Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango was the other. Murray, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, gave an emotional, and often tear-filled, speech after a hearing on the bill. “It’s not for me to judge others, but to leave that up to God,” she said. “While on Earth, Jesus asked us to love one another. In this spirit, I’ll be a yes vote on this bill.” Murray’s House district is a conservative one, to say the least. And it’s too soon to tell whether her vote will lead to another
Republican running against Murray — who has a very conservative voting record. But, as a reporter with no dog in this fight, her emotional statement, which came late in the evening, at the end of a very long hearing, was worth waiting for.
Tweet of the week
“He did last year, and I’m still here.” — Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City. Ulibarri’s tweet was in response to a threat of political retribution made by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Executive Director Dudley Brown on March 4. Brown was testifying on a gun bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Ulibarri sits on, when he was asked by the Commerce City Democrat whether his group had contributed to any members of the committee. Brown responded by saying, “Yes, senator. And we’re gonna give money to your opponents, too.” It’s not every day that you hear someone threaten a lawmaker in front of his face — especially in the middle of a public hearing. Depending on your view of politics, it either was political theater at its best — or at its worst. Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Vic’s legislative stories and updates on Twitter: @ VicVela1.
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JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Jail death under investigation
An adult male was found hanging in his cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility on the evening of March 7. A deputy found the man during a walkthrough check of the module where the inmate was being held. Sheriff’s deputies immediately began administering CPR and called for additional medical assistance into the module. The male was pronounced dead on scene at 10:46 p.m. The 24-year-old man was a Department of Corrections prisoner who had arrived at the Jefferson County jail earlier in the day for a court proceeding. The identity of the inmate is being withheld until next of kin have been notified. The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, which reports that indications are that the male died of an apparent suicide. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death at the completion of their investigation.
Salazar literacy grant announced
Jefferson Foundation has announced the launch of the Salazar Literacy Initiative, a competitive grant opportunity for Jefferson County public schools. The initiative will provide $50,000 annually for local schools to fund programs and projects that help close literacy gaps in reading and writing between different groups of students. Applications for the grants and more information are available at www.jeffersonfoundation.org.
Trail stewardship recruitment
Jeffco Parks employs county teenagers every summer to maintain and build trails, while developing a stewardship ethic. The Trail Stewardship Team (TST) is open to eligible youths ages 14-18. Successful applicants must be a Jefferson County resident in good health with reliable transportation and a positive attitude. All applications must be submitted by March 31. The 2013 program will run from June 17 until Aug. 1, and work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Wages are $7.78 an hour. In 2012, the TST was integral to trail construction at North Table Mountain Park, Elk Meadow Park, South Valley Park, Apex Park, White Ranch Park and Centennial Cone Park. The beautiful foothills settings and team camaraderie make the physically demanding work fun, enjoyable and rewarding. Qualified applicants will be entered in a random selection lottery will take Jeffco News continues on Page 5
Signs near the intersection of 96th Avenue and Indiana Street mark where the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and the proposed 10-mile toll road Jefferson Parkway will meet. The Sierra Club released a report earlier this month, criticizing the parkway as one of the 50 worst transportation projects in the country. Photo by Glenn Wallace
Report pans Jefferson Parkway Sierra Club names it one of the 50 worst projects in U.S. By Glenn Wallace
email@example.com The Sierra Club took a dim view of the proposed Jefferson Parkway as part of the group’s 2012 report: Smart Choices, Less Traffic: 50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects in the United States. Featured on the “worst” side was the Jefferson Parkway — a proposed 10-mile, fourlane tollway to run from Superior to State Highway 93. Bill Roettker, the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter transportation specialist, said the parkway was nominated because it did not meet most of the design standards that the environmental group supports. The plans include no pedestrian or bicycle options, for example. Roettker said another mark against the parkway is that its location seems to encourage suburban sprawl development. “On top of that, of course, what makes the Jefferson Parkway particularly troublesome is that it cuts a 300-foot wide section along the eastern edge of the old Rocky Flats land, where it will be churning up a lot of dirt,” Roettker said. The Rocky Flats site was used for Cold War-era nuclear weapon production. The site was contaminated with radioactive material. After it closed, the site was cleaned up and contaminated buildings were removed, a process that concluded in 2005. “I’m kind of curious what project
the Sierra Club is really criticizing,” said Bill Ray, the interim executive director of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA), the coalition board that has overseen the parkway plan. Ray said the parkway plan is estimated to cost $204 million, not the $814 million listed in the Sierra Club report. He also said that claims of inducing sprawl were unfair: The project is bordered by protected open space for roughly two-thirds of its length. “And the No. 1 inducer to more traffic is population growth,” Ray said, citing an estimated 2 million additional Colorado residents in the next 20 years. “If people think (Highway) 93 is bad now, wait until then.” While not yet included in the plans, Ray said the JPPHA intends to include pedestrian and bike transit options for the parkway. As for the issue of disturbed soils threatening the public, Ray said nearly every study done on the parkway transit corridor have revealed no human radioactive contamination. “The authority is on the record that we will conduct whatever monitoring or testing that might be required,” Ray said. Nonetheless Roettker said even if the parkway is built, the vision of a Denver metro area 470 beltway would not be complete. Miles on either end of the Jefferson Parkway would remain to be planned and built, resulting in traffic impacts for the communities of Broomfield and Golden. “I don’t see any saving grace to it really,” Roettker said.
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Marijuana task force wraps up work F g Group’s recommendations will be sent to Legislature By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force’s final meeting focused on taxation to develop recommended tax levels for commercial marijuana sales. The recommendations made on Feb. 28 suggest a 15 percent excise tax that stores would pay at the wholesale level. It was also recommended that a special sales tax be implemented for recreational marijuana, with an example of a 25 per-
cent sales tax customers would pay when making purchases. Any special voter-approved taxes would be in addition to the state’s 2.9 percent sales tax as well as any local sales taxes. The task force discussed the issue and generally agreed that, if the state-imposed taxes were too high, users would turn to the black market for marijuana. One member suggested that keeping the total cost, including taxes, of legal recreational marijuana less than the black market cost could bring an end to illegal pot sales. However, members repeatedly noted that because of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, no tax could be imposed without voter approval.
As they wrapped up their discussions, it was noted that recommendations will be assembled into a report that, in the next two weeks, will be forwarded to the General Assembly to use in establishing rules and regulations for the new recreational marijuana industry. Colorado voters created a whole new industry in November by approving Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older. When Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the voter-approved amendment into law, he created the 24-member task force to establish recommendations for regulating the new industry as guidelines for state legislative action.
The governor spoke at the Feb. 28 task force meeting. He thanked the members for the thousands of hours they put into developing their recommendations. “We are entering a new and different world,” Hickenlooper said.Dav “No matter how thoughtful we are, sen not every area will be adequately addressed. I think there will be un-to li anticipated negative consequencpar es.” He stressed the need for educaBy S tion and safeguards to keep marijuana out of the hands of those unC der 21. Paul “We need to let our children and tence young people know that, just beout t cause it is now legal doesn’t mean it for th is safe,” the governor said. Floyd Arva D guilt der up during the next scheduled statejury Th school board meeting. If the board were to make a de-toget termination that the school mustresid be reformed, the local school board Fo would have been required to holdvid A a public meeting to implement theto la changes within 30 days, under Pri-and s After ola’s bill. “It just seems to be extremelyvid A aggressive,” said committee mem-drov ber Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. later Asp and Sally Ogden of the non-Thor partisan League of Women Voters “W agreed with Fields, with Ogden say-outc ing that it’s unrealistic for schoolhope to implement major changes thatof ju quickly. Floyd “If, after two years, you switch aAttor school to another system, you’re ef-state fectively starting over,” Ogden said. “T Maybe that’s what’s needed, argued Republican supporters. “This is all about kids being able to go to a school where they can get the best education possible,” said Rep. Carole Murray of Castle Rock. “In this age where 50 percent of students drop out of school pl … when are we gonna actually doApril Te something?” The bill failed on a party-lineTrail vote of 7-6 in the Democratic-con-onlin trolled committee. until infor prog 271-5
Letter-grade plan flunks in committee Bill would have rated schools A through F By Vic Vela
email@example.com A Republican-sponsored bill that would have designated a letter grade-based system for school performance, as well as sped up the process by which Report underp e r forming schools are reviewed by the State Board of Education, died in a legislative committee on March 6. Rep. Kevin Priola of Henderson, the sponsor of House Bill 1172, sought to move away from terminology that is used to describe accreditation categories for public schools, toward a more “plain language” approach that he said parents could more easily understand. Priola wanted to simplify the language by using the same letter grade-based system for schools as
is used to determine how students perform in class, replacing the “Greek” terms that currently are used to describe how schools are performing. “Unless you are actually in the know in the education establishment, those terms don’t really mean anything to you,” Priola told members of the House Education Committee during testimony that preceded the March 6 vote. “But … A through F actually means something to most people who have gone through education.” The Board of Education, under the Education Accountability Act of 2009, applies terms like “Accredited with Distinction” to school districts that are meeting or exceeding educational expectations. At the same time, if a school is not meeting expectations, the board can apply an “Accredited with Turnaround Plan” tag, with the goal of getting the school back on track, in hopes of avoiding corrective actions like loss of accreditation. But opponents argued that applying letter grades would oversimplify how schools are performing. Cherry Creek School Disrict Assistant Superintendent Elliot Asp cau-
tioned that “the impact on a letter F” could have serious ramifications for schools, causing a disincentive in attracting new teachers. Asp also reminded committee members that former Gov. Bill Owens, a Republican, backed away from a letter grade system in 2001. “Sometimes what appears as something that is simple is complex,” Asp said of labeling school performance. What concerned opponents the most was the part of Priola’s bill where parents could lobby the Board of Education to speed up the process by which local school boards take corrective action on schools that are underperforming. Under current law, if public schools are in the bottom two performance categories, they have up to five years to make progress before the board is required to take corrective action. But Priola’s bill would have given parents more power to petition the Board to speed up the corrective action process, if they had students at schools that have been in the bottom two performance categories for two consecutive years. After a parent petition process, the matter would have been taken
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book receives the most votes — it’s going be a tough choice,” Hooper said. Patrons may vote on the following titles through March 25 at http:// jeffcolibrary.org/onebookonegolden/ OBOG_voting_form.html. One Book 1 Golden is presented in partnership with the Golden Civic Foundation.
League of Women Voters
The nonpartisan Jefferson County League of Women Voters will take a look at Human Services in Jefferson County at its meetings this month. All are welcome at these meetings regardless of
party affiliation. In Golden join the discussion on Tuesday, March 26, at 9:15 a.m. at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain, Golden 80401. For more information, contact Ellen at 303526-7446. Topics will include income disparity, childhood poverty, and the welfare system. For more information about the Jeffco LWV visit www.lwvjeffco.org.
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partment did an excellent job with this investigation,” Weir added. The Jeff e r s o n County DisArledge trict Attorney’s office reports that David Arledge requested to waive his appearance at the sentencing since he knew he would be given a life sentence. Prosecutors argued that under the Victims’ Rights Act, the family of the victim had a right to be heard, which would be diminished by Arledge’s absence. District Judge Chris Bachmeyer ruled in favor of the prosecutors, and denied Arledge’s request to not appear. During the investigation, Arvada police contacted David Arledge’s brother, Floyd Arledge III, who provided them with blatantly false information. The brother was later arrested and charged with being an accessory to murder. He was found guilty by a jury in 2011, and sentenced to three years intensive supervision probation and 90 days in jail.
ucaBy Staff Report marie unConvicted killer David Paul Arledge, 34, was senn and tenced to life in prison witht beout the possibility of parole an it for the murder of his father, Floyd Carl Arledge II, in his Arvada home in 2010. David Arledge was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Jefferson County jury on Feb. 7. The Arledges had lived together at a Depew Street residence. Following a dispute, David Arledge moved out, only to later return to the house and shoot and kill his father. After killing his father, David Arledge left Arvada and drove to Salida. Two days later he turned himself into Thornton police. “We are pleased with the outcome of this case and hope it brings some sense of justice to the family of Floyd Arledge II,” District Attorney Peter Weir said in a statement. “The Arvada Police De-
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get involved. The first is to attend the public hearings. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed changes at their March 19 meeting, held at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway at 8 a.m. Public testimony is welcome. County residents may also go to the main Planning & Zoning page, www. jeffco.us/planning, and then following the link in the “revised regulations.” Comments may be emailed to Patrick O’Connell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Roy Laws (email@example.com).
place at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5. Teens can apply for the Trail Stewardship Team online at jeffco.us/parks until March 31. For more information, please call the program hotline at 303271-5965.
Wastewater regs The public is invited to review and comment on proposed revisions to the county’s Zoning and Land Development regulations, related to water and wastewater. There are two ways to
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Golden company opens public trading By Glenn Wallace
“Stock price was $1.05 at open. Now, it’s sort of leveled off at $3 currently,” Adelé said. But while going from start-up, to tripling company value on the stock market in 11 years might sound like a good run, the 22 employees at iSatori headquarters near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds have even greater heights in mind. Short-term goals include doubling the number of national retail stores that carry iSatori products, as well as doubling total product sales. “Right now it’s just a matter of attracting new investors, and accomplishing what we
firstname.lastname@example.org One year after opening his business up to public trading, Stephen Adelé says his Golden-based sports nutrition and weight loss company iSatori will continue to shape up. “We’re just at the cusp, at the tip of the iceberg,” Adelé said. The local business, founded by former EAS executives, began in 2001, though its first product did not hit shelves until 2002. Ten years later, iSatori officially became a publicly traded company, traded as IFIT.
said we would do,” Adelé said. The name of the company — iSatori — is based on the Japanese word satori, meaning to have an awakening or epiphany. “The ‘i’ we added to the front was just to make it more personal. We’re all about helping people who have that epiphany that they want to look and feel better,” Adelé said. Adelé’s own story includes an epiphany moment, when he opted to leave his position as vice president of International Markets at the successful EAS, to create his own sports nutrition and fitness brand. When he
did, Adelé decided keep the company in the Lakewood, Arvada Golden area, close to the neighborhoods where he grew up. The iSatori company has sought ways to become part of the local community while marketing itself. For six years the company has sponsored the “911 Ultimate Transformation Challenge,” inviting local police officers and firefighters to participate in a 12-week health and weight loss challenge. Every pound lost, translates into a dollar donated by iSatori to a charity of choice. “We’ve had some individuals post amazing results,” Adelé said.
Immigrant tuition bill clears Former Wheat Ridge Measure garners some GOP support on way to governor By Vic Vela
email@example.com After several unsuccessful attempts over a 10-year period, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates at Colorado colleges and universities has finally been passed by the General Assembly. The passage of Senate Bill 33 by the House of Representatives on March 8 was met with applause in the House chambers, and, in the case of 16-year-old Nadya Gallegos, tears of joy. The Westminster High School student’s family immigrated to the country illegally when she was a child. “I’m so happy that it passed,” Gallegos said, with tears streaming down her face. “It clears my mind. Because now I have a future and I can pursue my dreams.” The so-called ASSET bill — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow — would allow all students to pay in-state tuition rates, so long as they are high school graduates who have attended a Colorado school for at least three years. Current federal law bars undocumented immigrants from working legally in the United States.
Attempts to pass various versions of the bill have failed. But, this time, it got through — with Republican support, to boot. Three Republican House members voted for ASSET on March 8, joining three GOP senators who had done so on Feb. 25. “Immigrant children are hungry to succeed and we need them in this country,” said Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, during a March 5 House floor debate that preceded the final vote. Priola said he sees immigrant children at church every week who have “futures and bright minds at stake ...” “I ask anyone who has issues on this bill to attend Mass with me at noon on a Sunday,” Priola said. Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, who also voted for the bill, said it was not “a Democrat or Republican issue.” “All I did was vote my conscience,” she said. Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, said his best friend came to this country illegally when she was 2, but “that didn’t make her any less of a person.” “If a child graduates from a high school in Colorado, they’re a Colorado kid,” Lebsock said. “Colorado kids deserve in-state tuition. That’s what this bill is all about.” Many Republicans on March 5 argued that it’s wrong for Colorado taxpayers to chip in tuition costs for students who are not legal
residents. That’s because undocumented students would be eligible for the same stipend from the state’s College Opportunity Fund as legal residents, under ASSET. Republicans unsuccessfully tried to tack on an amendment that would put ASSET to the voters. “Because our taxpayers fund this, I believe our taxpayers deserve the right to vote on this,” said Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument. Republican arguments against the bill prompted an angry response from the bill’s House sponsor. “I’m frustrated,” said Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver. “There is just an air of arrogance. I’m hearing that the only people who can vote in elections are the only people who pay taxes.” Duran said Republicans were referring to undocumented immigrants as if they weren’t part of the community. “It’s those people,” Duran said. “It’s those undocumented people over there. They’re not Coloradans. They’re somebody else.” Republican Rep. Clarice Navarro of Pueblo joined Priola and Gerou in voting for ASSET on March 8. Republicans Sens. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, Larry Crowder of Alamosa, and Greg Brophy of Wray voted for the bill on 25. ASSET now goes to the desk of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
council member dies Enos Gokey remembered for being straightforward By Hugh Johnson
newsroom@ourcoloradonews. com Enos Stephen Gokey Jr. passed away at age 65 on Feb. 27, 2013. Mr. Gokey was born on Sept. 6, 1947, in Denver, Colorado. His family moved to Thornton when he was 6. Overcoming his struggles with dyslexia, he graduated from Mapleton High School and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966. Mr. Gokey served during the Vietnam War aboard two aircraft carriers, the USS America and the USS Enterprise, as a flight mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1970. He met his wife, Pamela, in downtown Denver. They were married on Sept. 9 1972, and had their daughter, Shellaine, a year later on July 3, 1973. As a master craftsman, he excelled in residential construction and remodeling. In 1990 he moved to Wheat Ridge where he applied his dedication to service to city government. He was on Wheat Ridge’s planning commission from 1997 until 2001. In 2001, he joined the City Council, serving until 2009.
Davis Reinhart, council member from District 1, served on the planning commission while Mr. Gokey was a member of council. Reinhart said he appreciated the straightforwardness Mr. Gokey brought to council. His honesty and willingness to fight for what he believed in is something Reinhart said he hopes to carry forward as he serves on council. Mr. Gokey’s straightforward nature was something his wife admired as well. “He was a very generous person. He had strong opinions ... you always knew where you stood with him but he never held a grudge,” Mrs. Gokey said. Mr. Gokey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer in February 2008. From that point until his death, he underwent numerous treatments including a stem cell transplant. The road became increasingly difficult, especially in 2012 when he was admitted to the hospital several times. Mr. Gokey is survived by his wife, Pamela; his daughter, Shellaine; and his sister and brotherin-law, Barbara and Jim Haskins, as well as their children, James, Robert, Mary Beth and Barbie Jean.
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Since 2005, Sunshine Week has been n the observed to highlight the importance of o the open government. It’s about the right we all enjoy to have access to public records. ys to It’s about the role we all play in holding while our government agencies accountable to pany those they serve. sforLaunched by the American Society of olice News Editors, the initiative is timed to in a coincide with the birthday of the “Father enge. of the Constitution,” James Madison, on ollar March 16. Sunshine Week 2013 began e. on March 10, and Colorado Community maz- Media is marking the week by bringing you some insight into how you can obtain public records. Together, we can all work toward greater transparency in our federal, state and local governments.
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Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that attempts to make public records easier to acquire. House Bill 1041 requires government agencies in Colorado to email, fax or send by traditional mail records that a person does not want to inspect at the records custodian’s office. The bill, signed by the governor March 8, allows for an agency to charge for postage if records are mailed but states that no transmission fees shall apply if they are emailed. It also permits fees to be assessed for making paper copies of records and for time spent researching and collecting the information, as al-
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ready allowed under state law. Critics of the legislation contend it will only make it more difficult to obtain records by allowing government agencies’ custodians to charge exorbitant fees. The bill has also drawn fire for stating that records will not be delivered until fees are collected. The Colorado Press Association supports the legislation, saying that while it’s not perfect, it is a positive change. “There’s much work to be done with clarification of CORA (Colorado Open Records Act) and fees, but this is a great first step,” a statement on the CPA’s Facebook page says.
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Colorado law has placed powerful tools in the hands of citizens who want to know what is being done with their tax dollars and in their names: the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act. The ability to “CORA” for public records is commonly done by journalists, but the so-called “sunshine” laws can be used by anyone, and they empower people equally. While there are records that can remain sealed, and while copying costs and “reasonable fees” can be charged, the range of records covered by the law is broad. Filing a Colorado records request is straightforward. Determine the
identity of the “custodian of records” for the information you are seeking, along with that person’s mailing address or email address. That is the person responsible for maintaining and keeping the records, or any person having personal custody and control of the records. In the request, list which records law is being cited, and describe the records that are being requested. Be reasonably specific in the description of the records, but also describe them broadly enough to make sure the request includes all records that could hold the information. Ask the recipient of the request for notification if he or she is not the records custodian, and for the iden-
tity of the person who has custody or control of the records. Ask for the records within three working days, although extenuating circumstances provide for up to seven days. Include a sentence requesting a written explanation, including the citation of a law or regulation, if the access is denied. Make sure the requester’s name and contact information are included, and it’s ready to go. For a well-written guidebook to Colorado’s open-records laws, go online to coloradopressassociation. com and enter “sunshine laws” in the search bar.
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GOLDEN CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Golden City Council voted on the following legislation during its March 7 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Behm, District 1 Councilor Saoirse CharisGraves, District 2 Councilor Marcie Miller, Ward 1 Councilor Marcia Claxton, Ward 3 Bob Vermeulen, Ward 4 Councilor Bill Fisher,
Administrative Citations approved Council unanimously approved implementation of a new type of ticket in the city — the administrative citation. The ticket, which can be handed out by park rangers, and other non-police personnel, will serve as a catch-all fine for anyone caught
making minor violations of city code along the Clear Creek corridor. Examples include possession of alcohol, smoking, parking violations, or having a dog off-leash. Golden has already begun the hiring process, looking for seasonal park rangers to patrol the creek during the busy summer season, and hand out the citations as needed. The more serious offenses would still trigger police intervention. For instance, an opened alcoholic beverage would still spark a criminal open container ticket.
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Adults need to grow up too I like taking pictures. One thing I love about experiencing life through the lens of a camera is that it helps you develop a sense of perspective. With the camera, that’s the ability to focus on a small detail, then step back and look at how it fits into the big picture, and constantly trying to strike a balance. And I think understanding that balance is the essence of the artistry of the great photographers. Perspective is no less important in life, also. Being able to see small events and put them into the context of the bigger patterns of life is crucial to understanding the world we live in. That’s why our youth are so dramatic — every event in life, every ballgame, every breakup, is the most important thing that’s ever happened. Of course, those of us with a little more life experience can see the perspective of a life that’s much longer, and we see these events as the bumps in the road that they are; young people only have the perspective of, basically, yesterday and today. But it’s really sad when us “mature” people are unable to find a reasonable perspective on life’s events. In the face of big events, to quote Gen. Michael Honore, we get stuck on stupid. Consider: — a second-grader in Maryland was suspended last week for chewing his pop tart into the shape of a gun. The school immediately brought in counselors to assist students who were traumatized. — three high school students in Florida wrestled a gun away from another student who pointed it at the head of another kid on the bus. Did they get a parade? A commendation from the city council? No, they got suspended—for being involved in an incident with a
weapon. — closer to home, a 7-year old Loveland boy was suspended last month for pretend throwing an imaginary grenade on the playground in an apparently futile attempt to save the world from evil. And this is just the really stupid stuff I can pull up off the top of my head — Heaven forbid I start talking about the lunacy of my state senator telling a rape victim that there’s no chance she would have been better off with a gun, or our state senate passing gun and crime bills opposed by all 61 county sheriffs in Colorado. The problem with adults getting stuck on stupid is that our children — who, amazingly enough, actually notice when we’re being stupid — then have carte blanche to dismiss us when we encourage them to grow up. After all, what’s the point of growing up and developing a sense of perspective when the adults around you clearly can’t manage that, either? Our children deserve better from us. We have serious problems, and people who can’t see the panorama need to get off the stage. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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Seeing all the flowers – the tulips and daffodills. I love walking around my neighborhood and there’s one garden that always inspires me. - Mary Bohn, Arvada
Baseball. - Tony Plant, Westminster
Sunshine and being outside, and being able to prune my fruit trees.
Seeing everything greening up. - Maryann Mah, Arvada
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Delivering results, exceeding expectations In some of my correspondence with our readers I find myself engaged in meaningful discussions around philosophy or belief systems, strategic thinking or planning, and tactical action items and execution of plans and strategies. When we are pursuing our goals and objectives our ultimate desire is to see results and meet or even exceed expectations. In order to do so, however, we have to make sure that we are in alignment in all three areas; our belief systems must support the reason behind our goal; once we have defined our goal and its relation to our core beliefs we should develop a strategy or plan; and finally we must act, take action, execute and get after it. Many people I speak with really do a great job of talking about their goals, and why they want to achieve them. They get so focused on their philosophical approach to life, and maybe, just maybe, even like talking about their beliefs and philosophies a little too much. They mask their willingness to actually do something or take the next steps with pontification about their point of view. Our belief system should drive our plans and tactical approach, they should be seen as our foundation and launching pad, not a barrier or the end point in the pursuit of our objectives. I keep a copy of my core values and beliefs in a very visible place in my office, in my notebook, and even in my car. By now they have been ingrained in my head and my heart, and yet I still find it helpful to have them in plain sight so that when I am making plans and discussing strategies I am reminded of what is truly important in my life. The other added bonus of keeping them visual is that others see them too. And when they know where I stand on certain issues in life, they know that anything we
co-create and any strategic plans we codevelop must be tied to my values and my beliefs. We must be willing to execute and take action. So many people I have coached have come to me with their vision, their mission, their values, their business plan or life plan and they are stuck, frozen in time, and suffer from a lack of just taking that first step. Taking action is important, but it must be congruent with our strategy and values, or we will wind up doing the wrong kind of work or even worse, doing work that is counterproductive to our goal. So you see, when it comes to delivering results and exceeding expectations it is not just about being philosophically aligned to our belief systems; coming up with the best strategy or plan; or taking action. If we are truly going to achieve our desired results and outperform expected outcomes, we must be complete, we must have all three elements. Please keep the emails coming and let me know if your beliefs, strategies, and tactical approach are all in alignment. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and together let’s make this 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 www.candogo.com.
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Hello, my name is Aaron P. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the history and geography of the United States. I was so grateful when I drew your state. I love your state’s beautiful scenery and its awesome slopes. I would absolutely love if you sent me souvenirs, maps and any information about your wonderful state. My teacher, Mrs. Newlin would like a license plate if possible for a school project. Thank you so much. My address: Mrs. Newlin’s S.S. Class, Harlan Intermediate School, 1401 19th St. Harlan, IA 51537. Aaron P. (Note from Mrs. Newlin: Nothing can equal the encouraging letters, beautiful
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I just read the article about $2 million going to build more bike trails. I also just finished watching President Obama talking about how there will be military cuts, cuts in border security, people dying in the streets (that’s my exaggeration) and kids not being able to go to school because our federal budget may be cut by a measly 2 percent. If there is so much talk about financial Armageddon, they why are we spending money on bike trails? Your Views continues on Page 9
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look at what is happening right This $2 million is also 35 here in Jefferson County at the percent borrowed money, mostly old nuclear weapons plant that from communist China. I know some of us remember as Rocky local governments are just as Flats. greedy when the federal governWhy are we allowing elected ment wants to give them “free officials to make plans for hiking money”. trails, housing subdivisions, and BRING THIS COUPON OFF ADMISSION But this is ridiculous, the FOR $1 a highway anywhere near a place spending has to stop sometime that was once called the “most or we will go broke as a nation. polluted piece of land in the We are trillions in debt and yet U.S.”? no one in government, local and The former Rocky Flats area, federal, can be credited as being which was “cleaned-up” in a wise in the way we manage our manner that was far ahead of money. All they want is take, take, schedule and was extraordinarily TH where disastrous take. What about the country as RD under budget, a whole? fires occurred and normal Maybe the local government incineration procedures burned should give back the $2 million radioactive plutonium and other and say we have bigger probtoxic wastes in which the wind lems. But that won’t happen. It”s blew in every which direction sad to see what our country has on those days. Where a former become. director of the Jefferson County David Albertsen Health Department lost his job Arvada by reporting his findings of the contamination within a 10-mile Pay attention to what’s happening radius of the area, a place where at Rocky Flats the federal government actually We need to take a moment out raided itself to reveal the conof our busy lives and take a close taminated land.
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What are we thinking? Or are we just burring our heads in the sand to ignore the reality here? Plutonium has a half-life of 24,000 years; we can’t see it, smell it or even detect it without special equipment, yet it will be around long after our great grandchildren’s children have grown. As I run and enjoy the fresh air on the trails around Standley Lake, I seriously wonder what is in the air that I am breathing? The cleanup in 2005 did not scrub our soils clean of plutonium, why are we allowing development to stir it all up? I hope construction workers are being protected from plutonium dust particles that are millions of times more dangerous than naturally occurring radioactive dust particles of Uranium. I certainly won’t be hiking near any of those proposed trails, or pay to drive on a new highway through the area. Maureen Dooley-Elmaleh Arvada
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Shea SPACES at Reunion • From the $190s • 104th & Tower Road • SheaSPACES.com • 303-286-7601 SPACES at Reunion redefines suburban living by combining it with energetic urban life. Don’t forget the 52-acre park, award-winning rec center and countless other amenities. Have it all with the ease and convenience the burbs know best. Get to know Reunion a whole lot better at ReunionCO.com! *Dig It! offer is valid for new buyers/contracts on select dirt start homesites at Shea’s SPACES location at Reunion, only. Closing costs may vary and Shea reserves the right to pay up to, but not exceeding, $4,000 per contract. Buyer(s) must use Shea Mortgage in order to receive $1,000 towards Design Center options and up to $4,000 in closing costs. See a Shea Homes Community Representative for complete details. Home pictured may not be actual home for sale or actual model home, but rather a representation of similar model or elevation design.
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TO ADVERTISE CALL LINDA WORK AT 303-566-4072
IMPROVE YOUR CURB APPEAL M
en and women who have tried to sell a home are likely familiar with the phrase “curb appeal.” Curb appeal is similar to getting ready for a big date, only you’re not dressing yourself up to make a strong first impression. Instead, improving curb appeal involves dressing your home up in the hopes it makes a strong first impression on prospective buyers, many of whom will have a strong opinion about the property before they even get out of their cars to have a look around. A home with strong curb appeal can entice buyers who are likely to believe that a home with a well-maintained exterior is likely to have an equally impressive interior. Homeowners who want the process of selling their home to go smoothly can improve the property’s curb appeal in a number of ways, many of which don’t necessitate a substantial home improvement budget. * Clean up. The most effective way to improve curb appeal is to clean up the property. Many homeowners are savvy enough to remove toys and other items from the yard before showing a home, but cleaning up goes beyond removing clutter from the property. Make sure all hedges are trimmed and remove weeds, sticks and other debris from any flower
beds. Lay mulch in the flower beds and garden, as mulch prevents weed growth while helping the soil retain moisture, resulting in more attractive gardens to catch a buyer’s eye. * Get an “edge” on other sellers. Edging is another easy and effective way to improve curb appeal. Edge driveways, sidewalks and other walkways around the property, removing or trimming anything that is hanging over the driveway or walkways. If the boundary between your driveway and lawn is not distinct, consider installing edging materials such as stone or bricks. The edging can be level with the driveway or elevated, but keep in mind that elevated driveway edging can protect the lawn, preventing kids from riding their bicycles onto the lawn or cars from driving onto it. Adding edging is not a very difficult do-it-yourself project. * Take to the trees. Many homeowners grow accustomed to overgrown trees around their property and may not notice that low-hanging, unsightly branches are hiding the home from view. Buyers want to see the house, so take to the trees and trim any branches that hang too low or obscure your home. * Clean the gutters. Leaves and sticks hanging from the gutters are a red flag to buyers, who tend to associate clogged gutters with roof damage.
Clean the gutters thoroughly before putting your home up for sale and keep them clean throughout the selling process. If your property includes lots of trees, install guards to keep twigs and leaves out of the gutters. * Make the home accessible through the front door. Many homeowners enter their home through a side door or through their garage. If you fall into this category, keep in mind that prospective buyers will be entering through the front door, so make this area accessible. Clear any clutter, such as overgrown hedges, away from the front door, and consider upgrading the door handle to a more modern feature. In addition, make sure the lock on the front door doesn’t stick, forcing the realtor and buyers to immediately struggle before entering the home. You want buyers and their real estate agents to get in and out of the home as smoothly as possible. * Make sure all plants, including flowers, are living. Dehydrated or dead plants and flowers are eyesores, and they will give buyers the impression that you didn’t pay much attention to your property. Make sure all plants are alive and thriving and replace those that aren’t. You can replant new flowers or plants or just use potted plants instead. When purchasing new plants, choose low-mainte-
Ensuring a home’s primary entryway is welcoming and well-groomed is one way homeowners can improve curb appeal
nance varieties that appeal to buyers who want good vibrant plants but might not want to put in much work into the garden.
When selling a home, homeowners can employ a number of tactics to improve their home’s curb appeal. ■ Metro Creative Services
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We’re inspired by classic Colorado architecture and passionate about cra smanship. Yet we geek out on the latest technology and sustainable building techniques. The thicker walls in our New Town Builders’ high performance homes allow for 60% more money-saving insula on than in a conven onal home, and our roof is 6 inches higher than a typical home, so we can get 2 ½ mes MORE insula on in the a c. This reduces heat loss, and more importantly, reduces your energy bill! Talk to us about building your (surprisingly aﬀordable) energy-eﬃcient new home.
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Price, features, specifications, availability and other terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL Upgrade to 4 Car Garage! included on Contracts written by December 31, 2012.
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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE CALL LINDA WORK AT 303-566-4072 Home for Sale
I have two pre-approved buyers! Ranch or main floor master in the Roxborough Village area up to $300K Single Family home in Parker/ South Aurora up to $225K
Call me direct 303-807-0808 5280
DAVE KUPERNIK CRS, SFR | BROKER OWNER Cell: 303.807.0808 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Space for Lease If you’re looking for a place to do business, we’re ready to close the deal.
• 2500 sq. ft. (approx.) office/ retail space available in the prestigious Ridgegate development • Located next door to Sky Ridge hospital; perfect location for medical affiliated business
18425 Pony Express Drive, Suite 103 Parker, Colorado 80134 Office: 303-953-4801 | Fax : 303-953-4802
ARAPAHOE PROPERTIES INC.
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NO KIDDING! Call John at 303-910-9196 or go to www.arapahoeproperties.com 30 Years Experience
• Negotiable terms, available immediately, and includes light cleaning service weekly • Great space for a law office, tax service, computer related business, etc.
other charges may apply
John Vizzi Owner/Broker Home for Sale
Home for Sale
email@example.com license #215301
• Easy access to I-25, and close to light rail
Arvada: 1 bedroom apartment $625 month Utilities paid. Near 52nd & Wadsworth. No pets. Call for details. 303-918-6937 ATTENTION HOME OWNERS! Now is the BEST time to sell in years! Do you know how much more your home is worth? We do - and we're working with buyers in every price range& neighborhood!
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www.mustseeinfo.com or call Kevin 303-503-3619 HomeSmart Realty A 5280 Top REALTOR
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Arvada -3 bedroom, Finished basement Family room with fireplace Remodeled Kitchen $1350/mo Deposit Ref & Credit Check
MtnViews/Sunsets in south Jeffco 1/3 Acre
3 Bedroom 1.75 Baths
Oversized 2-Car Garage $1395/mo (303) 909-2404
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, March 16th 11am - 3pm
Wheat Ridge 3Br/1Ba, Garage Ranch, Fireplace, Hardwoods Sm dog okay $1275/month + Dep Ref/Credit Chk 303.695.5455
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Commercial Property/ Rent
For Lease in Elizabeth 2,907 Sq.Ft. Large O/H Door 3 Phase Electric Cheap!
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-683-4805 or mfein.com for more information.
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TO ADVERTISE CALL LINDA WORK AT 303-566-4072 Home for Sale
Money to Loan
SHORT SALE R.E. BROKER
are you upside down?
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• Reverse Mortgages • Conventional Loans • FHA • VA BBB A+ since 1998
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2821 South Parker Road Suite 455 Aurora, CO 80014-2735
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Furnished Master Bedroom with private bath. Free cable tv. $585/month Quiet, Lakewood area (303) 668-0277
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Income Restrictions Tax Credit Property 303-688-5080
Estate/ Multi Family Sale
March 15th & 16th 8-3 7562 Coors Ct, Arvada 80005 Furniture, Tools, Household Wares, Linen, Toys, and MUCH MUCH MORE
Week of 3/23-3/30
$500/week or $100/night/min. 3 nights
…yes even commercial real estate Call Linda Work at 303-566-4072
Estate Sales PRIVATE ESTATE SALE
3/15 9-4 & 3/16 10-4 7657 UMATILLA ST, DENVER 80221 100'S of books w/1st editions signed, Household item, Furn, Music equip,Tools, Weights, Sports Plaques,Signed Elway FB & Helmet, Art/Litho signed.
Appliances Kenmore Washer and Dryer
EXCELLENT Condition $600 Val- 303-525-2495
Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132
Super Single Waterbed with 12 drawer underbed dresser. dark wood. good condition - Free, you haul. call 303-432-2735 arvada
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*Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized.
Call 800-488-0386 www.CenturaOnline.com
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Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition
2 Round Beveled Glass End Tables
BEAUTIFUL Kimball Console Piano Walnut finish, perfect condition $1800 Carolyn- 303-425-4492
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CLASSIFIEDS TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100
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For local news any time of day, find your community online at
All Tickets Buy/Sell
Health and Beauty
Side By Side Frigidaire
Refrigerator w/water & ice in the door. Like new $400 (951)970-1018
Elizabeth Furniture Sale All dark wood, like new. Large entertainment center, 4 piece sofa set, 2 large chest of drawers, 5x5 fridge, 7 piece marble top dining set. (570)404-6174
For Local News Anytime of the Day Visit OurColoradoNews.com Instruction
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance
.com Instruction CPR First Aid Instruction
Will's Life Safety
Classes available at your location and time Great Rates Please call for further information Call Chris (303)748-2245 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found LOST COAT Quilted full length cotton coat green, tan, plum quilted squares 30 years old with sentimental value I lost it somewhere in the Arvada area, I think a Dr's office Please call if found 720-328-0266
Piano or Guitar lessons
At your home or my Parker studio by experienced, patient teacher. Parker, Highlands Ranch, S. Aurora. We can also work singing or songwriting into the lessons, and can include music that the student loves to keep it fun. Visit musictreecolorado.com or phone John at 303-521-8888.
For all your classified advertising needs. Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards
Fireplace, Partial Kitchen TV, DVD, Sauna, Hot Tubs Heated Outdoor Pool, Onsite Dining 24-hour desk service Free Shuttle to Gondola
For local news any time of day, find your community online at
Farm Products & Produce
ESTATE SALE Fri-Sun March 15th, 16th & 17th 9am-3pm 9531 Cedarhurst Lane #C Highlands Ranch 80129 1 block South of Highlands Ranch Parkway & South Broadway Furniture, TV, Artwork, Decor, Storage Shelving, Books, Major Holiday Decor, Office Supplies, Christmas Dishes etc.
Ski Beaver Creek/Vail 1 Bedroom Unit Sleeps 4
TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100
AVON, CO Looking for a Last-Minute Getaway?
For All Your Real Estate Advertising Needs
Wasson Properties 719-520-1730
Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322
Call 303-566-4100 today!
Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100
EDITORIAL PAGE DESIGNER Colorado Community Media is hiring an editorial page designer who will be assembling editorial pages for print. Some special section or newsletter page layout projects will be assigned along with preparing weekly newspapers for press. Bachelor’s degree, or four years experience in a design or news environment, required. InDesign skills, proficiency in Photoshop, attentive to details, a must. Illustrator and printing experience welcome. Ability to work in a demanding deadline environment and great communication skills necessary.
ROUTES AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
Call Robin Sant at
303-566-4150 or email your contact information to: email@example.com Reliable Vehicle Necessary.
Part-time, work Mon - Weds. This position is a hire on a contractor basis. Guaranteed 24 hours a week to start. E-mail your resume along with 3 samples of your work to Scott Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy for Dental Assisting Careers
Cook at a brand NEW healthcare location in Castle Rock CO.
LITTLETON Open House Wed., March 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come, tour & enroll in our 8 Saturday ONLY Spring Session! 12999 W. Bowles Dr (2 blks E. of C470) 303-774-8100
DUNWIDDIE CUSTOM PACKAGING, INC. Full time position (8:00-5:00 M-F), AR, AP, proficient in Microsoft Office programs , accounting experience necessary. Fax or e-mail resume along with salary history to: Violet Andrews, Controller Fax (303) 799-3560; e-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.dunwiddie.com
ANB Bank, a true community
Bank, is excited to announce that we will be opening a new Castle Rock Branch in June!
We are hiring:
• Branch Manager: This position is responsible for the generation and maintenance of retail and commercial loans. Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of experience required. • 3 Personal Bankers: Personal Bankers perform both Teller and Personal Banker duties; e.g. opens accounts, handles teller transactions, sells/cross-sells bank products and services, and resolves customer service issues. HS Diploma/GED and 6 months of customer service, sales, or cash handling experience required. If you have these qualifications, are energetic and enthusiastic, with a strong customer focus, then this may be the job for you! Qualified applicants, please apply on-line at www.anbbank.com – Apply Online - Careers. EOE
Attention Need Retired Couple
to manage Home and 45 Landscaped Acres near Franktown. New home and all facilities furnished. Mechanical background with landscaping interests.
Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 www.visitingangels.com /employment
When full this location will have 50 residents. We pride ourselves On scratch cooking. Hours will vary until full, experienced cooks that can work independently please apply by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
is currently recruiting for the following positions in Castle Rock: RF Technical Manager Principle Engineer If you are not able to access our website, DIRECTV.com, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112.To apply online, visit: www.directv.com/careers. EOE.
Drivers: Local, Regional, OTR
Class-A Openings. Competitive Pay/Bonuses, Full Benefits Package. No-Touch. 1yr Tractor-Trailer Experience Transportation Specialists 1-866-HOME-TSL
Full time teller position
is now available at Colorado Community Bank. Position is based out of Castle Rock, but will also be required to travel to branches in Highlands Ranch and Centennial. Benefits and mileage will be included. Must be able to work every other Saturday. Prior banking experience preferred, but not required. Call 303-688-4900 for more information or stop by 500 Wilcox St for an application. Equal Opportunity Employer.
GAIN 130 LBS!
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 saviohouse.org.
Help Wanted Looking for reliable CNA
8am-10am in Westminster shower/program.
Help Wanted Hiring Event!
Thursday, March 14th From 9-12 Register online at: westernsummit.eventbrite.com LOCATION: Arapahoe/Douglas County 6974 S Lima St, Centennial, CO 80112 Available positions: Concrete Finishers $16-18, Pipefitter-$18-$20 Laborer $12-$14, Carpenter $18-$20, Millwrights-$18-20 Qualifications: • At least 1 year experience • Must pass drug screen • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs Benefits: • Full time (40 hours per week) • Medical Dress professionally, bring your resume, and arrive promptly!
LANDSCAPING (Sedalia, CO) $11/Hr. Full benefits after 8 hours. We are currently taking applications for landscapers in the Sedalia, CO area. • Must have experience in landscaping/irrigation • Must have transportation • Must be able to use various hand tools • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. If you are interested, please go to www.encorejobs.com and fill out our application. We will conduct a background check, so please be open and upfront about any convictions on the online application. EOE
Part time office position-
Fast paced heating & ac business in Parker. Need motivated person with phone experience,computer skills,order entry-QuickBooks a must! Email resumes to email@example.com attention Cheryl, Office Mngr
4-5 days a week inlcudes some Saturdays Parker Animal Hospital 303-841-2120
Truck Drivers with Class A CDL for tankers and end dumps.
Based along the Colorado Front Range area, some travel will be required. Must have 2 years tractor – trailer experience and a clean driving record. Applicants need to provide a current MVR. Equipment Operator – multiple positions available for both farm and construction equipment. Some traveling may be required. Hourly pay with over time. Benefit package includes vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, Aflac & 401K. Email resume to Brianne@parkerag.com or call Parker Ag at 888-246-7654 to get an application.
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 Careers@westernsummit.com or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer. Would you like to earn an extra $500 to $1,000 this month?
is looking for
Marketing Executives Full or Part-Time Call Today For Details Matt at 303-618-2970
Work From Home AVON Good earnings to sell or buy, CR, Parker, HR & Centennial. Call for information Fay, (303)790-2524 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find your next job here. always online at
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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Accounting/ Bookkeeping
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Ali’s Cleaning Services
Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService
Call Ali @ 720-300-6731
Navarro Concrete, Inc.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK
Bob’s Home Repairs
Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado. 303-423-8175
DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT OR RE-SURFACING We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?
See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.
Call Today for a free quote
303 827-2400 Progressive Driveway 720-2247590
• DepenDable • • Thorough •
Massa Construction 303-642-3548
• honesT •
12 years experience. Great References
Just Details Cleaning Service
When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: JustDetailsCleaningService.com Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.
Radiant Lighting Service **
Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326
Fence Services D & D FENCING
Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303
DISCOUNT FENCE CO
Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604
FOR ALL YOUR GARAGE DOOR NEEDS!
• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993 Pergolas
FRee eStimateS Doors/Windows
• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002
Door Doctor JAMES MARYE
D O OR SPECIALIST ~ C ARPENTER
Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential
Cowboy Consulting 303-526-2739
All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates. 720-203-7385
(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com
All Phases of Flat Work by
Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364
FBM Concrete LLC.
Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618
Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount
INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling
The Affordable Handyman
General home improvement and repairs. Painting, bath remodel, drywall, etc.30 years experience; references 303-241-7897
Hauling Service " $Reasonable$" Rates On:
*Trash Cleanup: old furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. *Replacement of Decorative Rock *Hauling: trash, old sod, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup, References Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark 303.432.3503
You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured
• Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out
Sanders Drywall Inc.
30+ years experience Insured Free estimates Darrell 303-915-0739
Electricians Affordable Electrician 20 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645
A Quality Handyman 720-422-2532
A HOME REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs
Trash & Junk Removal
We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832
Heating/ Air Conditioning
Call Bernie 303.347.2303
HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •
GET A JUMP ON SPRING PROJECTS! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.
kes Ma All odels &M
Olson Landscaping & Design Family owned and serving Golden & Jefferson County since 1955. 24-Hour Service
Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace
720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits
Call Rick 720-285-0186
FREE ESTIMATES 7 DAYS A WEEK
Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs
*Snow plowing servicing the Westminster, Northglenn and Thornton areas
No Service in Parker or Castle Rock
Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt
All phases to include
Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983
*Snow plowing commercial and business properties • Snow hauling • Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking.
Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039
Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022
Instant Trash Hauling
A PATCH TO MATCH
All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172
House Cleaning Gloria's Hands on Cleaning
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Battles beyond the warzone U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Cody Jones while serving with his combat unit in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo
Veterans returning home deal with mental trauma By Sara Van Cleve
eturning home from deployment is a time of great joy for families, but once the elation fades, other emotions often kick in for service men and women. “One of the hardest things is you remember the day you stepped off the plane and your whole family was there or whoever was there to greet you when you first came back, and you remember how happy you were, and that’s part of what makes you flip back into depression,” said Army Spec. Matt Spradley, who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-11. “You go ‘Well, holy crap. Is that the happiest I’m ever going to be? Will I ever feel as happy as I was that day?’ and it makes it really hard to deal with anything really,” he said. The range of emotions for returning soldiers — from happiness to sadness, from guilt and fear to anger and frustration — is just one issue facing America’s service people. “You look at things differently — every-
thing,” said Army Spec. Cody Jones, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 200809. “Your family, your friends, the world in general. Everything is Twelve different.” Topics Retired Air Force Chief MasWeeks ter Sgt. and counselor This Week: Post-Traumatic Ken Van Stress Disorder Holbeck with Warrior Counseling and Consulting in Colorado Springs often works with veterans, soldiers and their families and said returning from deployment can present a slew of difficulties. “(They can experience) reintegration problems, adjustment disorders, problems with sleep, substance abuse, relational problems, excessive fatigue, financial problems and symptoms associated with trauma — avoidance, hyper vigilance, anxiety and depression,” Van Holbeck said. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 11 to 20 percent of veterans return-
Michelle Benavidez embraces former serviceman Army E-4 Specialist Cody Jones in his living room in Golden. Jones is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder while serving in Afghanistan. Photo by Andy Carpenean ing from deployment serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom meet clinical requirements for a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. It is a common misconception that all soldiers have PTSD, Van Holbeck said. “If PTSD has become common for a lot of soldiers, it’s because our military is much smaller than in years past,” said Van Holbeck, who served in the Air Force for 30 years and was deployed numerous times. “I don’t think the leadership in Pentagon in the early ’90s envisioned future wars lasting over 10 years, nor did they envision
low-tech fighting. The result is fewer boots on the ground available to fight a long, protracted conflict. The more a person is exposed to trauma, the more likely they will be diagnosed with trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s all about numbers today.”
While not all soldiers and veterans are diagnosed with PTSD, Jones and Spradley said they know many who are, or at least experience trauma symptoms after returning. Battles continues on Page 20
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Battles: Veterans in search of understanding, resources Battles continued from Page 18
Spradley was diagnosed with PTSD upon his return home. Both men said they have had to deal with common symptoms of PTSD, including anxiety, isolation, trouble reintegrating and adjusting and sleep problems. “My biggest thing, to this day, is sleeping at normal times,” Jones said. “I’ll stay up for two days and then crash and sleep for a few hours. I’ve got the weirdest sleep schedule. I still can’t get that down mainly because I’ll have anxiety attacks and stay up all night playing video games or doing something to calm down.” Jones said his issues didn’t start until af-
WHAT IS PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has seen or experience a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. Source: National Institutes of Health
The facts about PTSD:
About 11-20 percent of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans are diagnosed with PTSD. As many as 10 percent of Desert Storm veterans have been diagnosed. About 30 percent of Vietnam veterans have been diagnosed. About 7-8 percent of the general population, or 5.2 million people per year, will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are more likely to develop PTSD — about 10 percent of women are diagnosed at some point in their lives; 5 percent of men. Source: U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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ter he left the military, when he was both afraid of being alone, yet at the same time, anxious in crowds such as at a store. Safety is a major cause of anxiety for soldiers when they return home, Spradley said. “You’re in a dangerous situation when you’re over there, but you have your best friends sleeping 10 feet from you and you know those people always have your back,” Spradley said. “When you get back, everybody goes their separate ways, and you’re pretty much by yourself. You’re not feeling safe anymore because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Misunderstanding by the general public often leads to even greater issues, Spradley said. “People look at PTSD like it’s a zombie outbreak, so they avoid it like that’s exactly what it is,” he said. “Don’t avoid topics that set it off. People who go through their lives after they’re diagnosed and get it, they live with it the rest of their lives and if people avoid any conversation, anything that might possibly set it off, that’s what puts that person that has it into having more issues and more depression.” Michelle Benavidez, mother of Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth Mayne, a soldier killed in Iraq in 2008, has adopted Jones, Spradley and other soldiers as “her boys.” Through that extended family, Benavidez has seen another common misconception about PTSD — it isn’t real. “People think they’re faking it,” Benavidez said. “It’s real.” She said some people think service members who come back and are not missing an arm or a leg should not have problems such as PTSD, should not act out, seek help or complain about their condition.
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“It’s ‘well, you survived so shut up.’ How civilians expect you guys to behave is nowhere near reality,” she said. Benavidez and Van Holbeck both agree that both the public and the government should play more of a factor in the healing of soldiers and veterans. “I think educating is a big piece,” Benavidez said. “Just letting the average person know there is a percentage of people who fake it … but the majority of guys coming back aren’t faking it. They aren’t asking you to bow down and kiss their feet, but have a little bit of respect for what they did and try to understand what they are going through.”
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With President Barack Obama’s goal of bringing the majority of troops home by the end of 2014, thousands of troops will be returning home in need of some sort of assistance. “They require resources to treat trauma, depression or anxiety,” Van Holbeck said. “While our elected officials on Capitol Hill play politics with the defense budget, a good many troops are in need of treatment. One of the biggest issues civilians need to understand is that we cannot make the same mistake we made with returning Vietnam veterans, many of whom were never offered treatment.” While many veterans have been prescribed medications and received assistance to help their symptoms, there is still a negative stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment, Van Holbeck said, which often leads to self-treatment through avoidant behaviors or substance use. “You’re frowned upon and looked upon as weak,” Jones said. “When you come back and they’re asking you all these questions
to see if you have any mental health issues, they pretty much tell you to lie about it and all that does is screw you because they have that paperwork on file. It’s a lot harder for you to get seen and have the VA pay for it.” Psychotropic medications and psychotherapy are often effective ways to treat PTSD, Van Holbeck said. Spradley said he has had professional help and he has learned how to better control his PTSD. “I learned how to deal with issues differently, but they haven’t gotten any better,” Spradley said. “I went to therapy, met with a psychiatrist and talked it out with him. There’s breathing techniques and stuff like that so I learned to calm myself down when it starts kicking in and I’m having issues. “I’ve had a lot of time to get used to living with PTSD so all the stuff that used to happen to me when I went out into public kind of just dwindled off, that or I just don’t notice it anymore,” Spradley said. While professional help is the most effective way soldiers can deal with PTSD, Van Holbeck said the public can help too — through advocacy, acceptance, empathy, support and understanding. “The most effective way — short of contributing to the various organizations supporting veteran treatment — of getting involved is contacting your elected officials and demanding they support treatment of military men and women who have been wounded in battle, physically and emotionally,” Van Holbeck said. “The current political climate does not seem to favor the very people who have fought to keep our citizens and our country safe from terrorists and extremists, but they should.” Sometimes a five-minute email to a congressman or senator can make a difference, she added.
Minecraft comes to Mines 35th International Mining Games March 14-17 By Glenn Wallace
firstname.lastname@example.org Hold on to your hard hats because the 35th International Intercollegiate Mining Games are being held at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), March 13 through 17. “It’s going to be huge,” organizer, competitor and CSM graduate student Patty Capistrant said. Forty-one teams, more than 250 participants, representing 16 different schools will be competing. They come from across the U.S. and Canada, and far away as England and Australia. The Mining Games celebrate historic mining practices, and help create a sense of community between mining students from around the world. The games were first held in 1978 as a way to honor 91 miners who died in a fire at the Sunshine Mine in northern Idaho. Mining schools across the globe take turns hosting the games. Last year’s games were held in Cornwall, England. “Our co-ed team won the overall there,” Capistrant said. Each team competes in seven events: track stand (laying ore cart rail), ore mucking (grueling race pushing a 2-ton ore cart), suede saw, gold pan, hand steel (drilling),
jackleg (pneumatic drilling) and survey. Capistrant attended her first Mining Games in 2009 and was hooked. “It was hands down one of the best experiences of my academic career. You end up with a lot of friends, and maybe some trophies if you trained hard enough,” Capistrant said. The games will be in Parking Lot Q, the freshman lot. The teams will have a practice day on Thursday, March 14. The competition begins on Friday, with the women’s, Co-Ed and Alumni teams competing. The men’s competition will be Saturday, and Sunday members of the public will have a chance to compete individually. “We’re hoping for a lot of spectators, because the Golden community is so supportive of the school, and it’s a place where people like to get outside and do stuff,” Capistrant said. Junior mining major Jordan Oxborrow admits that all his time practicing with the men’s “A” team may have resulted in his grades slipping a bit, “But it’s such a great event, and it really shows you the camaraderie of the mining community around the world.” Both Oxborrow and Capistrant said CSM should be able to dominate in a few of the events. “Especially with the altitude, with the mucking,” Oxborrow said. More information on the games is available at csmspace.com/events/iimg35/.
Ruiz given 36 years After child abuse confession Lakewood man sentenced Staff Report A Lakewood man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison and five years parole, after confessing to the court that he caused the death of the 2-year-old daughter of his girlfriend. Keith Nick Ruiz, 26, had previously pleaded guilty to causing the death of Dolci Gryshayeva in September 2011. Ruiz and the girl’s mother had been living in Lakewood in 2011. Ruiz confessed to the crime in October. He told the court he got off work, and had been home alone with the girl when he became frustrated and snapped when the girl refused to stop crying.
He told the court that he forcefully threw her on the ground and fell on top of her. When he realized that she had stopped breathing, he called 911. Dolci never regained consciousness, and was taken off life support two days later. The cause of death was identified as a closed head injury due to blunt force trauma. The autopsy also uncovered older injuries: Bruising on her hip, chest and back, along with broken ribs and retinal bleeding. Ruiz had faced a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison for his charges.
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English miners go from learning about art to creating it in “The Pitmen Painters,” currently playing at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Photos by Sarah Roshan
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‘Pitmen’ tells true story of English painters By Clarke Reader
creader@ourcoloradonews. com Understanding art can be a difficult task, even more so when one has no experience at all with it. That’s the dilemma facing a group of English coal miners in a Northumberland coal town in the 1930s, when they end up taking an art appreciation class. “The Pitmen Painters,” showing at Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., through April 7, tackles the different ways people come to love art. The play is written by Lee Hall, famous for writing
“Billy Elliot.” According to director Rick Bernstein, the play is based on the true story of miners in the town of Ashington who accidentally became famous artists while trying to learn about it. “In the 1930s these miners were offered some classes on subjects like biological evolution and economics, but an economics instructor couldn’t be found, so they ended up in art appreciation instead,” he said. “They didn’t know anything about art, so after trying to teach them, the teacher thought they would learn better if they created art.” The result was an amazing body of work created by the miners that lasted through World War II and has been lauded by many critics and art fans. Producer Paige Larson said that a former Miners Alley ac-
tress told her about the play and when she read it for herself, it immediately intrigued her. “It reminded me of what we do at Miners Alley — create art for the working class,” she said. “It really touched my heart, because these men had a real tough life in the mines, but are really great characters.” Larson said that the actors had a lot of fun with the Geordie accent, which can be extremely difficult to understand. She said the playbills will have a short glossary for audiences to help them understand. “We spent a lot of time working on the accents and phrases, because we really wanted to get the rhythm, which is very specific to the region,” Larson said. Bernstein said that in a way the cast and crew became the the Pitmen Painters through working so hard to capture the
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culture and work the painters created. “I think it really kind of mirrored the journey for all of us,” he said. One of the things that Bernstein found most remarkable about the story is how important it was for the painters to be a group. “These guys weren’t egotistic, and just had a passion for art, and used it to tell their story,” he said. “A couple were offered stipends so they wouldn’t have to work in the mines any more, but they didn’t want to leave the people they worked with.” The miners’ passion for art, even though they never expected anyone to see what they created, mirrors Bernstein’s own belief on the need to create art as an outlet, even if it’s just for yourself. “For these painters, it was kind of a salvation — a way to get out of their dark world,” he said. “In a way the play is like ‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Rocky,’ with lower-class people doing something more.” For tickets and more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
WHAT: ‘The Pitmen Painters’ WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Ave., Golden
WHEN: Through April 7 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday
COST: $19 to $29.50 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
Oliver (Mark Collins), left, and Ben (Brandon Palmer), right, discuss a work created by the miners in “The Pitmen Painters.”
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YOUR WEEK: SPELLING BEE, THEATER
THURSDAY/MARCH 14 SPELLING BEE Compete with other spelling whizzes in the 60+ Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Arvada Press, Brookdale Senior Living’s Arvada Sterling House and Arvada Meridian, and Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper. Prizes and refreshments included. This is a free event, but both contestants and spectators must register by March 2. Contestants must be 60 and over. Sign up soon; space is limited. The spelling bee is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. AAUW MEETING March is Women’s History Month. Join Lakewood AAUW at its March branch meeting to hear author and speaker Preethia Burkholder in a presentation of her book titled “17 Women Who Shook the World.” Come and learn the winning traits of Eleanor Roosevelt, Wilma
Randolf, Mother Theresa, and more. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Holy Sheppard Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. Questions: call Deanna Hanna at 303-981-6675.
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College theater arts and dance department presents “Scars: Breaking the Cycle,” beginning March 14 at Red Rocks Community College. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays through March 23. The production is based on real-life experiences of Red Rocks Community College Gateway students. After a two-week performance run at Red Rocks Community College, “Scars: Breaking the Cycle” will tour the Denver Metro area and be presented with community partners: D.L. Parsons Theatre at the Northglenn Recreation Center (March 29), Curious Theatre (April 2), Westside Live! Presents and the Jefferson Unitarian Church
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FRIDAY/MARCH 15 THEATER PRODUCTION The Edge Theater presents “Race,” by David Mamet, for its grand reopening on Friday, March 15. The show runs through April 7 at the theater, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Visit www.theedgetheater.com. Three attorneys, two black and one white, are offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a rape charge against a black woman. Mamet has said that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.” LEAVING IOWA Evergreen Players presents “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, directed by Scott Ogle. Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, has decided to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. “Leaving Iowa” is a comedy about
family dynamics, road trips, growing up and saying goodbye. The show runs from March 15-24 and April 5-7 (no performances March 29-31) at Center/ Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Tickets are available by calling 303-674-4934 or going online at www.evergreenplayers.org.
ROTARY EVENT “Peace, Love and Understanding” is the theme for an upcoming concert to benefit the Evergreen Park and Recreation District special needs program. The concert is from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Stagecoach Sports Grill, 30790 Stagecoach Blvd., Evergreen. Tickets are on sale at Stagecoach, Java Groove, EverBean and Wulf Recreation Center, 4300 S. Olive Road. Tickets also will be sold at the door. Learn more at www. evergreenrecreation.com. Your Week continues on Page 23
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zine) and “the coolest theater in the world” (Wired). The Littleton location will be Alamo’s first in Colorado and is at 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Unit 850. For more information, call 303-730-2470 or visit www. drafthouse.com/denver/littleton.
Erica McNeish and Laurie Smith are both food lovers and food “professionals,” having worked as a food stylist and food photographer. The pair has recently announced the launch of “The Urban Almanac” at www. theurbanalmanac.com. The website offers a seasonal online guide that features the bounty of food, drink and artisanal products that come solely from Colorado. “The idea is to bring Coloradans great stories about passionate, local and sometimes unknown purveyors. Through blogging about these artisans, we get to do what we love most: discover what is happening locally, document their stories with photographs, develop recipes with their products, and do what we can to spread the good word,” said Smith. The Urban Almanac includes feature stories and recipes for breakfasts, lunches, desserts and main courses, hot drinks, cold drinks, cocktails and much more all featuring Colorado products. It provides “foodies” with a unique resource for tracking and tasting local flavors. McNeish has been a food lover her entire life and made a career of it as a freelance food stylist. She has styled 10 cookbooks (including two award winners) and her work has been featured in magazines including Gourmet, 5280, Sunset and Cowboys and Indians. Smith is a freelance photographer, specializing in the world of food and travel. She
has photographed and documented food stories around the globe, and her photos have been published in 35 cookbooks and national food magazines, such as Savor, Food and Wine, Sunset, 5280 and Cowboys and Indians. “We’re excited to be able to express our passion for the food, farmers and foragers of the Front Range!” said McNeish.
New car show
Come browse hundreds of the year’s new vehicles, meet Miss Colorado at the Cadillac display, get a first look at the 2014 MercedesBenz CLA, Jaguar F-Type, and check out some of the elite 40 MPG Club members all at the Denver Auto Show. So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, and kick the tires March 20-24. Tickets are on sale: http://denverconvention. com/events/details/denver-auto-show1?utm_source=Newsl etter+March+2013&utm_cam paign=March+2013+Newslett er&utm_medium=email.
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Ellen M. Robinson is now Director of Health & Wellness at the Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper. Congrats to the Milk Maid for landing a great job. She’s done well for herself, however. When I grow up, I want to be her! Sublurbia on a customer who drops off four large bottles of beer for a clerk at a Cherry Creek North store: After the customer leaves, clerk says to his fellow employees: “I guess I have to be a whole lot nicer to him from now on.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. She can be reached at penny@ blacktie-llc.com or at 303619-5209.
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MUSICAL TRIBUTE Gobs O’Phun present a musical tribute to “The Quiet Man,” featuring special guest musician Peggy Fasing, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Daniels Hall, Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale, Denver. Call 303-777-1003. Show for all ages. Visit swallowhillmusic.org.
INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS Sen. Michael Bennet is accepting internship applications from undergraduate students, recent graduates and graduate students for his Washington, D.C., and Colorado offices in Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Pueblo. To apply, visit http://www.bennet.senate.gov/services/ internships/. The deadline to apply is March 15, and the first summer session begins May 20. The second session begins July 8. This is an unpaid position. Contact Haley Martin at Haley_Martin@ bennet.senate.gov for the D.C program or Alexis Harrigan at Denver_Intern_Coordinator@bennet.senate.gov for the Colorado program. MEDICATION REVIEW Students from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy will help review your medications and supplements to make sure you are taking them in the most beneficial manner from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call for a free 20-minute appointment at 303-425-9583. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/MARCH 15-16, MARCH 21-23 SPRING MUSICAL Golden High School’s Stage Right Productions presents its spring musical, Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” running March 15-16 and March 21-23 in the Golden High School auditorium. Contact Golden High School via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. co.us for tickets. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at email@example.com or the main office at 303-982-4200 for information. FRIDAY/MARCH 15-28 ART SHOW The Center for the Arts Ev-
PROM DRESS exchange The 2013 Prom Dress Exchange, hosted for the third year by local nonprofit The Prom Dress Exchange Corp., allows metro teens to shop for the dress of their dreams from thousands of gently-used and brand new designer items, including a limited selection of menswear. A valid student ID and a minimum donation will provide access to the event and an outfit. Seamstresses will be available onsite to do limited services. Those unable to donate won’t be turned away; the goal of the event is to ensure every teen can attend their big day in style. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Visit www.promdressexchange.org or follow us at facebook. com/promdressexchange. The nonprofit is always looking for men’s formalwear items. Email promdressexchange@gmail. com or 303-875-4783 to help with the event. MUSIC EVENT “Stage C” local music
event is at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Living Water Spiritual Community Church, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Enjoy local musicians, poets, storytellers, KidBits and more. Visit www.StageC.com or call 720-935-4000.
NATURE ADVENTURES Celebrate the wonders of nature with your child through short hikes, hands-on activities, crafts and books from 11-11:454 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Dress for the weather as we may spend some time outside. Different topics each month. Open to ages 4-6 years and their parents. Admission is free, but you must call in advance to sign up, 720-8987405. Visit www.arvada.org/nature. AAUW MEETING The March branch
meeting of the Foothills Branch of the American Association of University Women features the program “Teaching Climate Change Without Controversy.” The program is at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Community of Christ
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people of the “Big Easy,” including the unique challenges of living in a coastal city where nearly half the land is below sea level. Bring your colored beads and your jazz trumpet. This free program will take place at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP to 303-237-5700.
SPELLING BEE Colorado elementary and middle school students will compete at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Colorado Convention Center for the Colorado State Spelling Bee. The competition will draw fourth- to eighth-grade students from schools throughout Colorado. The competition is free and open to the public. Visit www. spellingbee.com.
BUSINESS NETWORKING 303Network presents Business Networking with a Social Flair from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Old Chicago, 3550 W. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The event is free for the first 50 to register online. RSVP at www.bit.ly/303network.
ST. PATRICK’S Day The Historic Olde Town Arvada Association presents its second St. Patrick’s Day Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Grandview Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Live music, libations, food and family fun. Admission is free. Visit www.historicarvada.org. SATURDAY/MARCH 16, 18, 23, 25; APRIL 6, 8 TAX ASSISTANCE Seniors’ Resource Center, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering free tax help for those in need of help through the VITA Tax Assistance Program. The program provides assistance with state and federal income tax forms, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit and rent and heat rebate forms. This tool is available to tax payers in need of assistance who earned less than $50,000 in 2012. Appointments are required; call 303-235-6921. Assistance available March 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; and April 6 and 8. Call 303-238-8151 or visit www. SRCAging.org for information, or if you are interested in volunteering. TUESDAY/MARCH 19 NEW ORLEANS Often referred to as the “most unique” city in America, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, French Creole influence, jazz music and, of course, Mardi Gras. Join Active Minds from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, as we explore the colorful history, culture and
HEAD SHAVING St. Baldrick’s head shaving is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Arvada West High School, 11595 Allendale Drive, Arvada. IDENTITY THEFT Practical ways to protect yourself from identity theft will be revealed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St. in Arvada. The program, “They Hijacked My Life!” features an exclusive filmed interview with identity-theft expert John Sileo. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. TUESDAY/MARCH 19, MARCH 27, APRIL 6 LECTURE SERIES Golden History Museums celebrates Women’s History Month with a lecture series and a tour through the 12th Street Historic District. On March 19, the lecture series features Gail M. Beaton, author of “Colorado Women,” who will discuss her new book and the prominent role women have played in Colorado’s history. The book is a full-length chronicle of the lives, roles, and contributions of women from prehistory through modern day. PEGGY LYON wraps up the series March 27. Lyon, a local musician and member of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, will perform music composed or inspired by Colorado women and speak about the history of the pieces and the connection to Colorado. Your Week continues on Page 24
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THE TOUR on April 6 includes three
homes in the 12th Street Historic District. After meeting at the Astor House Museum, attendees will learn about the homes’ early inhabitants, include Eliza West, draftswoman Alice Gow, and domestic servant Emily French. The tour will include a discussion on architecture and the history of the area.
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and the tour, and are only available by calling Golden History Museums at 303278-3557.
WEDNESDAY/MARCH 20 CAMPFIRE SERIES Debugging the Bug, a program explaining that butterflies, millipedes, roly-polies and spiders are not bugs, is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Dust out the cobwebs of your biology brain while warming your bodies by our campfire.Leave knowing what it means to be an arthropod, and with a toasty warm marshmallow. Feel free to come in your PJ’s. Taught by Charlotte Sandkuhler. Sign up in advance. Weather date is March 27. Visit www.arvada.org/nature. FREE MEAL To commemorate the
completion of Silverado Senior Living’s first community in Colorado, the organization’s local leadership team invites the public to join Silverado for a complimentary breakfast (8 a.m.), lunch (noon) or dinner (5 p.m.) Wednesday, March 20. Silverado’s gourmet culinary staff will prepare the meal and attendees will have an opportunity to experience Silverado’s nationallyrecognized model of care. Those interested in attending should RSVP by phone at 303-456-1500 or in person by visiting the new Silverado community at 6447 Quail St., Arvada.
WEDNESDAY/MARCH 20-31 ART SHOW Spirits in the Wind Gallery presents its Spring has Sprung show from March 20-31 at 1211 Washington Ave.,
Golden. Among the artists featured are Jourdan Dern, presenting hummingbirds on 24 karat gold overlay on oil and kachinas in oil; Patty Eckman, presenting paper cast bird sculptures enclosed; Denise Meyers, presenting cigar box hand carved and painted handbags; and many more. Visit www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com or call 303-279-1192.
THURSDAY/MARCH 21 MEET ARTIST The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission will host its next meet the artist event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Anthony M’s Visions in Gold, 6789 W. 44th Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Photographer and council member Joyce Jay will be the featured artist. Contact Milly Nadler at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
COMING SOON COMING SOON/MARCH 22 EASTER CONCERT The Colorado Mormon Chorale will perform its free Easter concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at 7080 Independence St., Arvada. Celebrating its 30th year, the 80-member Colorado Mormon Chorale is made up of volunteers from all over the Denver-metro area. The concert will also feature a brass quartet of two trumpets and two trombones. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit coloradomormonchorale.org. COMING SOON/MARCH 22-23 JUNK SALE The Action Center is gearing
up to host the Spring Beautiful Junk Sale March 22-23 at the Jefferson County Fairground’s Exhibit Hall, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Proceeds from the sale go back into programs at the Action Center that feed, clothe and shelter struggling members of the community. The sale is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. A special early bird sale is at 7 p.m. March 22 for a separate admission charge. Get $1 off regular sale admission if you bring two or more non-perishable food donations. Visit www.theactioncenterco.org or call
COMING SOON/MARCH 23 AAUW LUNCHEON A Meet the Authors luncheon, fundraiser sponsored by the Foothills Branch of the American Association of University Women, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Mt. Vernon Country Club. Registration begins 9:30 a.m. Colorado authors Walter Borneman, Laird Hunt and David Wroblewski will speak during the luncheon. Cost includes for a buffet luncheon and the program. Proceeds from the luncheon will raise funds for fellowships and postdoctoral grants to women. Reservations must be made by contacting Linda Robertson at 720-289-7525 or email@example.com. CONCERT THE Denver Pops presents “Beautiful Melodies” with the Golden Concert Choir and the Harmony Chorale at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Grant Avenue United Methodist Church, 216 S. Grant St., Denver. Visit www.denverpopsorchestra. org for tickets and more information. IRISH NIGHT Corned beef and cabbage dinner hosted by Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. The Wick School of Irish Dancing will provide great entertainment, and our Butikken will be open for shopping. Come and enjoy this once-in-a-year celebration. Call 303-989-4496 for reservations. COMING SOON/MARCH 23-24 GARDENING CLASSES Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St. in Arvada, offers early spring classes for gardeners. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com. Admission is free and no registration is required, unless otherwise noted. SATURDAY, MARCH 23: “Orchids: Easier Than You Think,” from 10-11 a.m. “Garden Under Lights – Bringing Sunshine Indoors,” from 1-2 p.m. “Sweet and Sassy Succulents,” from 3-4 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 24: “Terrarium Workshop,” from 11 a.m. to noon. Space limited; registration required. Call 303-424-7979; fee for materials. “FAIRY GARDEN Workshop,” from 2-3 p.m. Create a retreat for the fairies in your life and enjoy the magic. Call 303-4247979. Fee for materials.
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phony Orchestra and the Evergreen Chorale present “Carmina Burana” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. Tickets available at www.Jeffsymphony.org or by calling 303-278-4237.
COMING SOON/MARCH 26 ART LEAGUE The Wheat Ridge Art
League will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Active Adults Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, local well-known artist Lori
Williamsnon will present a demonstration of drawing. Anyone who paints or would like to paint is welcome to come and learn to try new mediums and techniques. Residents of any Denver Suburb are welcome to attend. Artist Lori Williamson will conduct a workshop for interested artists April 6. Contact one of the emails or numbers following. For information, call 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356, or email lartus1@msn. com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 27 ORAL HISTORY A special oral history program will be presented by the Arvada Historical Society at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave. Radio host and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame recipient Irv Brown will lead a program about coaching history at Arvada high schools. Irv Brown was a basketball coach at Arvada High School before continuing his career in coaching at Metro State and the University of Colorado, working as an NCAA referee, and having an extensive career in broadcasting. Additional coaches who will join him include Tom Nichols, Dennis Duncan, Tom McCormick, and Ben Pyatt. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Each oral history is recorded on DVD and available for purchase at the McIlvoy House. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 303-431-1261. COMING SOON/MARCH 28 COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp wants to hear from you. The next Community Coffee is from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Come and chat about issues important to you. Community coffee is planned the fourth Thursday of every month.
RECURRING EVENTS ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact arvadarunningclub@ gmail.com or email@example.com. RECURRING/MONTHLY SKATING PARTY Lace’EmUpSkating plans free skating parties 4-5 p.m. Sundays, March 24, May 5 and June 9 at Foothills Ice Arena , 2250 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood. Registration required at www.LaceEmUpSkating.com. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 16 INSTRUMENT DRIVE Colorado Public Radio kicks off its annual instrument drive on Friday, March 1. The community program is designed to promote and
strengthen music education and appreciation in Colorado. Coloradans are encouraged to donate their band or orchestra instruments through March 16 at one of 13 drop-off locations, including Golden Music Center, Music and Arts (Westminster) and Rockley Music Company (Lakewood). After they’re donated, instruments are repaired by Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology, and then Colorado Public Radio works with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to match refurbished instruments with the needs of underfunded school music programs in Colorado.
RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 17 PLAYHOUSE PERFORMANCE Festival Playhouse and 11 Minute Theatre Company present “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” by Pat Cook. What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another – all at the same time? You move another person in with them. At least, that is what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live. Performances are at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www. festivalplayhouse.com. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 18 PARK SURVEY Jefferson County Open Space has compiled information on the Crown Hill Park project and posted it at https://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/ openspace_T56_R7.htm. An independent research firm has constructed an electronic survey regarding proposed amenities. Those wanting to participate in the survey must register their email address at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 18. Those registered will receive instructions on how to complete the 2013 Crown Hill Park Survey in an email message from RRC Associates. All survey responses must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. A public meeting to review survey results will be planned in April. Crown Hill Park is at 9307 W. 26th Ave., Lakewood. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 27 PRESCHOOL FUN Jody Weiland teaches about a different kind of animal from 1010:45 a.m. Wednesdays from March 6-27 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. This four-week session includes fox, ants, raccoons and coyotes. Enjoy a glimpse into their wonderful worlds, using books, stories, crafts, and games. Program for ages 3-6 years. Sign up early; call 720898-7405 or visit www.arvada.org/nature to register and for information on costs. RECURRING/THROUGH MARCH 30 HOST FAMILIES The Arvada Colts summer baseball team is looking for host families to have a player stay with them from May 20 to July 28. Contact the Colts by March 30 if you are able to host. For information, email email@example.com. Visit www.arvadacolts.com. RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 7
REGIONAL PREMIERE Miners Alley Playhouse presents the regional premiere of “The Pitmen Painters.”What happens when a bunch of British miners wander into a painting class? Find out at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays from March 1 to April 7, with a 2 p.m. show on April 7. Tickets available at www. minersalley.com or by calling 303-9353044. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 11; JUNE 15 GARDEN TOUR The Wheat Ridge Garden Tour Committee is looking for gardens in Wheat Ridge to be included in its third annual Wheat Ridge Garden Tour on Saturday, June 15. We are looking for gardens of all shapes and sizes, from small-scale urban gardens to larger country gardens. If you are interested in having your garden be considered as a part of this exciting new event (or can recommend a garden), email Milly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-319-0690. RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 13 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Fairmount Elementary PTA is offering the Campbell-Deane scholarship for $500. This scholarship is available to any high school senior who was enrolled at Fairmount Elementary School for three years or more, has a satisfactory grade standing, has a good citizenship record, and has community service experiences. Applications are available at FairmountPTA.org or in the main office at Fairmount Elementary, 15975 W. 50th Ave., Golden, and must be received by April 13.
RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 27 AUCTION ITEMS Designer’s Loft Hair Design Inc. in Wheat Ridge welcomes donations for its upcoming fundraiser/ silent auction to benefit the programs and services of Family Tree. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Designer’s Loft Hair Design, 7110 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. QUILT EXHIBIT Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Surface Explorations by Cynthia St. Charles” and “New Acquisitions from the Anne Olsen Collection” through April 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-277-0377. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 17 QUILT ENTRIES Firehouse Quilts is looking for quilt entries for its eighth annual quilt show to support its mission of helping children in crisis. The special theme this year is Patriotic, plus there are 13 other categories you can enter. The show will be July 19-20 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Final entries are due by June 21, but entries received by May 17 receive an early bird rate. All forms and instructions are available at www.firehousequilts.org; click on “Quilt Show” at the top. Recurring continues on Page 25
Students make mayoral decisions Essay contest gives middle schoolers a chance to explain how they would run city By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Colorado seventh- and eighth-grade students have the chance to write about how they would run their city with the sixth annual “If I Were Mayor ...” essay contest. The contest is presented by the Colorado Municipal League (CML) and Colotrust, and the winning essays will receive a certificate of achievement, $500 to start a scholarship ac-
count with CollegeInvest, and will be recognized at the 91st CML Annual Conference in Vail. Essays must be 500 words or less, and must be received by the CML by Friday, April 5. “This is a great way to interact with the youth, and each year we get around 350 essays from all over the state,” said membership services manager with the CML, Lisa White. “There are four winners, and they get to present their writing at the CML luncheon with many of their elected officials.” White said that the topics vary a little from year to year, and students are given information on a variety of municipal subjects like sales and property taxes, ordinances and how cities
are funded. “The great thing about the contest is that many kids haven’t really stopped to think about things like how the roads get cleared after a snow storm so this helps teach them about how their city works,” she said. According to White, one of the students’ favorite part about the experience is that during the CML luncheon they are given a chance to sit with their mayors and City Council members, which always make a big impression on the students. To encourage participation, CML members spread the word and rely on local members to tell their residents about it. Lorna Fox, a member of Lakewood’s Advisory
Committee for an Inclusive Community, said that members of the neighborhood committee of the ACIC contact junior high school principals, so they can tell their students about it. “It’s important that students get that school encouragement,” Fox said. The contest is a way to get young people interested in city governance, and that’s one of the key goals for the CML. “We really want participants to gain some knowledge and awareness about the services the city and county provide,” White said. “We hope that we’re helping to groom the next generation of mayors and public officials.” For more information, visit www.cml.org.
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FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and Swallow Hill Music presents the family concert series, at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month 11; through May at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver; and at 4 p.m. the third Saturday of Garden each month through May at the Dns in Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. rd an- For information and tickets, visit turday, http://ridethemusictrain.com. of all ban RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 you SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum be of Contemporary Art presents its ew spring exhibit “The Museum of Broemail ken Relationships,” through May 26. all her Visit bmoca.org, email brokenships@ bmoca.org or call 303-443-2122 for 13 information. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. g the 0. This chool LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 29 nt more, BOWLING FUNDRAISER Join s a the American Lung Association from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, for an ions evening of bowling, food and drink in while helping send kids to Champ tary, Camp. Profits from Bowling for Better st be Breathing will fund full and partial scholarships for youth to attend 27 Champ Camp, Colorado’s longestrunning summer camp for children air with asthma. These scholarships s create an opportunity for young r/ ms and t 5:30 Loft at
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people, regardless of family income, to learn how to manage their asthma. There will be a silent auction, beer and food. This event will be held at Bowlero Lanes in Lakewood. To register, visit the events page at www.lungcolorado.org or call Durban Swartz at 303-847-0270.
LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 30 BUNNY EXPRESS Hop on the
Bunny Express train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Colorado Railroad Museum. The train features the 1880s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny and Spike the Railyard hound will hand out saltwater taffy from Enstrom Candies. The train departs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchase tickets online at ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.
LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 1, MAY 14, JUNE 4 LECTURE SERIES Unique Lives & Experiences welcomes lecturers, artists and celebrities who will share perspectives from their lives. The series is at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. On Monday, March 11, the series welcomes Vicente and Marta Fox, Mexico’s former president and first lady. The series also includes Jane Goodall, primatologist and conservationist, on Monday, April 1; Sissy Spacek on Tuesday, May 14; and Dionne Warwich on Tuesday, June 4. The lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-866-4498118. Visit www.uniquelives.com.
For many years we had a rather impish Irish Leprechaun living here in Golden. He hid under many disguises like a local bank vice president, but deep down, he was an Irish folk legend. His name was Charlie O’Brien, and he was one of the founders of Denver’s big St. Patrick’s Day parade. His Irish spirit was apparent in many Golden’s festivities, and I still remember one year back when he was managing a hotel in the area, that Golden had a parade happening but no bands in the line-up. So, what did Charlie do? He gathered his kitchen staff, handed out pots and pans and spoons and put them all on the back of a pick-up truck and made an impromptu rhythm band that was the highlight of the parade! So, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I always think of Charlie, and I’m sure many long time Golden residents will remember him also. This year there is a bit o’ the Irish happening from 6-9 p.m. March 16 at Mount Vernon Country Club. It’s their Saint Patrick’s Day party and let me tell you, Peter Clampitt, the club manager, really knows how to throw a first class party. There’s going to be one of their famous buffets featuring sweet and sauerkraut pork, corned beef and cabbage, chicken breast with apple/cherry chutney, pan seared salmon with raisin/caper butter, mustard scalloped potatoes plus broccoli and cheese pie. The food up there is always spectacular. For entertainment, there will be live Celtic music with the Anam Chara band as well as the Heritage Irish Stepdancers. Anam Chara is Irish for “Soul Friend” and this group packs a lot of Irish soul into their performances. They feature traditional Irish instruments and vocals and will have you singing along all evening. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids along. The buffet runs $26.95 for
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No, that’s not the newest cast member of “Jersey Shores.” It’s a wonderful musical interpretation of 24 poems that contemplate the joy, despair and fate caused by various excesses in life. Composed by Carl Orff in 193536 it is a very dramatic and colorful work that features the widely popular O Fortuna. The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will present “Carmina Burana” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Green Center, 924 16th St. on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Feature special guests are The Evergreen Chorale and the Evergreen Children’s Chorale. Dr. William Morse with Evergreen Chorale director Christina Gaudreau and Evergreen Children’s Chorale director Elaine Sohrweid will conduct the performance. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors and they offer discounts for students and children. To order tickets or for more information contact www.jeffsymphony.org or 303-2784237. John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/ drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multi-media production.
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Mines splits pair of games with Colorado Christian Crowley tabbed as AllAmerican; Seniors cap indoor careers By Danny Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD - One game after putting up a season-high 16 hits, the Colorado School of Mines baseball team was held to a season-low in the category during a 12-0 win by home-standing Colorado Christian in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader at All-Star Park. Mines (5-8, 2-4 RMAC) was limited on offense to a bunt single by Zach Bothwell in the third inning as the team’s lone hit, and got its second base runner of the game from Evan Brown on a walk in the fifth. CCU (1-12, 1-5 RMAC) was able to turn the tide from a lopsided series opener and record 15 hits and 12 runs in capturing its first win of the season. Sophomore Matt Brown (1-3) took the loss after allowing four earned runs over 2.2 innings of work. Blake Dunham, Tommy Rodgers and Peter Herrin combined for eight runs allowed (four earned) over 3.1 innings of relief, with Herrin notching a scoreless frame with one hit over his three outs of work.
Crowley tabbed All-American With a first-period pin over No. 4 Justin Pencook of UNC Pembroke, freshman 157-pounder John Crowley secured the 49th All-American honor in the history of the Colorado School of Mines wrestling program after advancing through to Saturday’s consolation quarterfinals at the CrossPlex Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Crowley (31-10) becomes the latest member of the Mines Wrestling All-American fraternity, and the first since Peter Jenson and Derek Thompson in 2005, with a 2-1 record during Friday’s opening day of action. He faced off against top-ranked and seventh-seeded Cory Dauphin of Central Oklahoma in the first round and rallied back from an early 4-1 deficit, but lost by a 9-6 decision to be relegated to the consolation bracket. Entering the tournament as the No. 10 Seed, Crowley then faced off against 15thseeded Joseph Moorhouse of Maryville where he posted a 4-2 decision with a takedown in each of the second and third periods. He ended his day with a matchup against fourth-ranked and top-seeded Justin Pencook of UNC Pembroke and the freshman from Elizabeth needed just 1:28 of the first period to post a pin, guaranteeing Crowley of at-least an eighth-place finish and AllAmerican honors.
Pair gets All-American finish Seniors Hannah Schuster and Russell Drummond capped off their indoor careers for the Colorado School of Mines with respective All-American finishes in the mile on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, hosted at the CrossPlex Complex in Birmingham, Alabama. Schuster improved her personal-record from Friday’s prelims, shaving off nearly a second and capturing her first career indoor All-American honor with sixth place in 4:51.37, the second-best time in Mines’
School of Mines junior Sami Springer takes a swing. Courtesy photo
School of Mines senior Kelly Unkrich pitches the ball. Courtesy photo
School of Mines senior Kamee Vessey takes a swing. Courtesy photo and Lawrence McDaris (2006-07).
history. She is the program’s fifth All-American in the mile and first since Melanie Peddle took sixth in 2009. Drummond captured All-American recognition for the second straight year, improving upon his 2012 effort by 2.4 seconds with a fifth-place time of 4:09.00, sixth-fastest in school lore. He is the third Oredigger with multiple All-American laurels in the mile, joining former teammate Mack McClain (2009-12)
Gertig caps career year Colorado School of Mines sophomore Zack Gertig concluded his first appearance at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships with 46th place in Saturday’s prelims of the 100 freestyle at the CrossPlex Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Coming off the lane two starting blocks in the second heat, Gertig timed a 46.16 over the four lengths of the pool, slightly
slower than his “B” cut seed time of 45.83. The championships cap a career season for Gertig that saw the Fort Collins native earn selection on four All-RMAC teams, including Second Team distinction in the 200 free with a school record and “A” cut time of 1:38.97. Twice named RMAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week, Gertig was also a part of program records in the 400 medley relay and 800 free relay, both coming at the RMAC Championships and the latter earning Third Team All-RMAC accolades.
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Public Notice DISTRICT COURT, JEFFERSON
1667 Cole Boulevard, Suite 100 Golden, Colorado 80401 Phone: 303-233-7838 Fax: 303-233-2860
COUNTY, COLORADO 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 Plaintiff: THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DENVER, a/k/a FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DENVER And Involuntary Plaintiffs: JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO, a body politic and corporate; THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF JEFERSON STATE OF COLORADO Defendants: GEORGE W. OLINGER, a/k/a GEO.W. OLINGER, ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED, a defunct, dissolved and inoperative Colorado corporation, formerly known as GEO. W. OLINGER, INC., and also formerly known as THE OLINGER CORPORATION; R.M. CRANE, E. B. DILL, and C.T. FLYNN, as the last acting members of the Board of Directors of Associates Industries Incorporated, a defunct and inoperative Colorado corporation; D.B. SUAVE, individually and as Trustee of Associated Industries, Inc.; BONDHOLDERS REALTY, INC., a corporation; EMMA P. HORSTMAN, a/k/a EMMA R. HORSTMANN, and M.F. MILLER, individually and as Trustees for Bondholders Realty, Inc., a/k/a Bondholders Realty, a/k/a Bondholders Realty Co.; HERBERT R. PARKER; THELMA I. PARKER; THELMA I. PARKER TRUST DATED APRIL 17, 1991; BARNETT BANK, N.A., formerly known as FIRST FLORIDA BANK, N.A.; WILLIAM A. MUIRHEAD and WILLIAM E. GAYLOR, JR., Co-Trustees of the Thelma I. Parker Trust dated April 17, 1991, as amended; MICHAEL J. UHES and KEVAN JANE FITZGERALD; and ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO MAY CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS ACTION ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF; Scott D. Albertson, No. 8022 HOLLEY, ALBERTSON & POLK, P.C.
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In accordance with C.R.C.P. 121§ 1-26(9), a printed copy of this document with original signatures is being maintained by the filing parties and will be made available for inspection by other parties or the Court upon request.
Case Number: 2013CV401 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:
Legal Notice No.: 20028 First Publication: March 14, 2013 Last Publication: April 11, 2013 Publisher: The Golden Transcript
You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the claims of the Complaint filed with the Court in this action, by filing with the Clerk of this Court an Answer or other response. You are required to file your Answer or other response within 35 days after the service of this Summons upon you. Service of this Summons shall be complete on the day of the last publication. A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from the Clerk of the Court. If you fail to file your Answer or other response to the Complaint in writing within 35 days after the date of the last publication, judgment by default may be rendered against you by the Court for the relief demanded in the Complaint without further notice. This is an action to quiet the title of Jefferson County, Colorado in and to the real property situate in Jefferson County, Colorado more particularly described on Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. DATED: HOLLEY, ALBERTSON & POLK, P.C. BY: /S/ Scott D. Albertson Scott D. Albertson 8022 Attorneys for Plaintiff Suite 100, Building 19 Denver West Office Park 1667 Cole Blvd. Golden, Colorado 80401 Phone: 303-233-7838
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DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 1, COLORADO FEBRUARY 2013 WATER RESUME PUBLICATION TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIV. 1 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are notified that the following is a resume of all water right applications and certain amendments filed in the Office of the Water Clerk during the month of FEBRUARY 2013 for each County affected. 13CW17 The Consolidated Mutual Water Company, 12700 West 27th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215, (303) 238-0451, through counsel Evan D. Ela, Esq., Collins Cockrel & Cole, P.C., 390 Union Boulevard, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80228, (303) 986-1551, APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF WATER RIGHTS in WELD, CLEAR CREEK, JEFFERSON, and ADAMS COUNTIES. 2. Water Right Structures for which Changes are Sought: water rights associated with Consolidated Mutual’s proportionate ownership interest in newly acquired shares of the Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company (“ADRC”). The structures utilized by the ADRC include the Agricultural Ditch, Welch Ditch, the Midway Reservoirs, the Loch Lomond Group of Reservoirs, the Fall River Group of Reservoirs and Long Lake Reservoirs. 3. Water Rights to be Changed: 11.1 shares (which is equal to water deliveries of 444 inches out of 8,000 total inches) of the ADRC, or approximately 5.55% of the total shares. These shares have been acquired by Consolidated Mutual in addition to its shares changed in prior adjudications, Case Nos. 94CW197 and 09CW107, District Court, Water Division 1. The ADRC owns 775.38 inches of the total 1244.925 inches decreed to the Welch Ditch (62.228%) as of the date of this Application and owns 100% of the water right associated with Priority 75 decreed to the Welch Ditch. Consolidated Mutual’s 5.55% of shares in the ADRC equates to ownership of approximately 43 inches of the Welch Ditch. The water rights of the ADRC are absolute water rights originally decreed for irrigation, domestic and power purposes. The locations, priorities, uses and amounts originally or currently decreed for the water rights relied upon by the ADRC are summarized below; (a) Legal Description of the Structures: (i) Agricultural Ditch. The headgate of the Agricultural Ditch is located on the south bank of Clear Creek in the City of Golden, in the southwest quarter, Section 27, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado; (ii) Welch Ditch (aka the Golden Canal, or Golden Ditch); and the Agricultural Reservoir Ditch (an extension of the Welch Ditch). The headgate of the Welch Ditch is also the headgate of the Agricultural Reservoir Ditch. The headgate of these structures is located on the southeast bank of Clear Creek, at a point whence the quarter corner in the south boundary line of Section 32, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado, bears South 28° East, a distance of 900 feet; (iii) Midway Reservoirs. Main Reservoir, East Reservoir, and Smith Reservoir are collectively known as the “Midway Reservoirs” located as follows: (1) Main Reservoir is located in Sections 16 and 21, Township 4 South, Range 69 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado. The feeder ditch or supply ditch from Clear Creek, by means of which this reservoir is filled, is the Welch Ditch and its extension the Agricultural Reservoir Ditch; (2) East Reservoir is located in Sections 21 and 22, Township 4 South, Range 60 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado. The feeder ditch or supply ditch from Clear Creek, by means of which this reservoir is filled, is the Welch Ditch and its extension the Agricultural Reservoir Ditch; (3) Smith Reservoir is located in Section 21, Township 4 South, Range 69 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado. The feeder ditch or supply ditch from Clear Creek, by means of which this reservoir is filled, is the Welch Ditch and its extension the Agricultural Reservoir Ditch; (iv) Loch Lomond Group of Reservoirs consisting of Loch Lomond Reservoir, Lake Caroline Reservoir, Twin Lakes Reservoir, Ice Lake Reservoir and Ohman Lake Reservoir, form a closely grouped, interconnected series of reservoirs, having a common source of supply and a common outlet through the outlet of Loch Lomond Reservoir and constitute a single reservoir unit. Said reservoirs are located in Sections 28, 29, and 33, Township 2 South, Range 74 West of the 6th P.M., Clear Creek County, Colorado; in the headwaters of the Fall River, and particularly the headwaters of the northerly or so-called Loch Lomond branch of the Fall River. The Fall River is a tributary of Clear Creek; (v) Fall River Group of Reservoirs consisting of Chinn’s Lake Reservoir, Upper Chinn’s Lake Reservoir (aka Sherwin Lake Reservoir), and Fall River Reservoir, form a closely grouped, interconnecting series of reservoirs, having a common source of supply and a common outlet and constitute a single reservoir unit. Said reservoirs are located in unsurveyed Section 5, Township 3 South, Range 74 West of the 6th P.M., Clear Creek County, Colorado; in the headwaters of Fall River, a tributary of Clear Creek, and particularly the headwaters of the southerly branch of Fall River, as distinguished from the northerly or so-called Loch Lomond branch of said Fall River; (vi) Long Lake Reservoirs consisting of Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 (aka Campbell Reservoir No. 1) and Long Lake Reservoir No. 2 (aka Campbell Reservoir No. 2) and are located as described below; (1) Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 is located in the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter (SW1/4 SW1/4) of Section 33, Township 2 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., and the Northwest quarter (NW 1/4) and the North half of the Southwest quarter (N1/2 SW1/4) of Section 4, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado. The headgate of the filler ditch, known as the Long Lake Ditch (or Campbell Ditch) is located on the west bank of Ralston Creek at a point in Section 31, Township 2 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., whence the Southeast corner of Section 6, Township 3 South, Range 70 West, bears South 15 degrees East 5,525 feet; (2) Long Lake Reservoir No. 2 is located in the East Half of the Northwest Quarter (E1/2 NW1/4) and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE1/4 SW1/4) and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW1/4 NE1/4) and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (NW1/4 SE1/4) of Section 4, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado. Long Lake Reservoir No. 2 receives water from Ralston Creek via the same filler ditch as Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 and from Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 itself. Long Lake Reservoir No. 2 is connected with Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 by a ditch; (b) Appropriation Dates, Uses and Amounts of the Water Rights: (i) Agricultural Ditch. Direct flow water rights decreed to the Agricultural Ditch divert from Clear Creek and are listed as follows:
Public Notice Date of Date of Appropriation Adjudication 2 5/15/1860 10/4/1884 4 5/19/1860 10/4/1884 5 5/31/1860 10/4/1884 7 6/14/1860 10/4/1884 13 5/14/1861 10/4/1884 14 6/2/1861 10/4/1884 15 6/11/1861 10/4/1884 21 6/1/1862 10/4/1884 44 5/16/1865 10/4/1884 61 12/21/1874 10/4/1884 67 3/24/1883 10/4/1884 75 3/27/1888 5/13/1936 Notes: I = Irrigation Use; D = Domestic Use. Priority
Decreed Use I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D
Amount (cfs) 1.64 0.675 3.83 1.12 0.098 1.12 0.39 0.15 0.163 101.54 48.46 55.00
(ii) Welch Ditch. Direct flow water rights decreed to the Welch Ditch and owned by the ADRC divert from Clear Creek and are listed as follows:
Date of Appropriation
Date of Adjudication
ADRC Interest (62.228%) (cfs) 0.140 0.809 16.179 24.00
4 05/19/1860 10/04/1884 I 0.225 12 05/13/1861 10/04/1884 I 1.30 55 02/11/1871 10/04/1884 I 26.00 75* 06/02/1900 05/13/1936 I 24.00 Notes: I = Irrigation Use * The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company owns this priority in its entirety.
(iii) Mountain Reservoirs. Storage water rights decreed to the mountain reservoirs of the ADRC divert from the Fall River and its tributaries and are listed as follows: Reservoir System Loch Lomond Group
Date of Date of Appropriation Adjudication 1 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 1a 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 3 7/16/1906 5/13/1936 Fall River 3 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 Group 3 7/16/1906 5/13/1936 4 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 4 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 81 8/1/1905 5/13/1936 3a 7/16/1906 5/13/1936 6 & 6a 7/16/1906 5/13/1936 1a 9/21/1900 5/13/1936 Notes: I = Irrigation Use; D = Domestic Use; P = Power Use. Priority
Decreed Use I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,D I,P I,D I,D I,D
Amount (ac-ft) 596.9 499.6 206.8 127.1 304 44.81 112.81 101.8 262.98 30.58 88.6
(iv) Midway Reservoirs. Storage water rights decreed to the Midway Reservoirs divert from Clear Creek and are as follows: Date of Appropriation 70 2/1/1901 71 2/1/1901 71 2/1/1901 Smith 86 9/29/1906 Notes: I = Irrigation use. Reservoir System Main East
Date of Adjudication 5/13/1936 5/13/1936 5/13/1936 5/13/1936
Decreed Use I I I I
Amount (ac-ft) 606.51 102.02 93.25 292.79
(v) Long Lake Reservoirs. Storage water rights decreed to Long Lake Reservoirs, and to which the ADRC has an annual right to the first 200 acre-feet, divert from Ralston Creek, a tributary of Clear Creek, and are listed as follows: Reservoir System Long Lake Reservoir No. 1 Long Lake Reservoir No. 2
Date of Appropriation 5/29/1873 6/6/1909
Date of Adjudication 10/4/1884 5/13/1936
Decreed Use I I
Notes: I = Irrigation Use.
Amount (ac-ft) 890 557 574.8 (conditional) 292 716.3 (conditional)
(c) Source of the Water for the Water Rights: Clear Creek and its tributaries. 4. Description of the Proposed Changes of Water Rights: Consolidated Mutual seeks changes of the water rights described in paragraph 3, above. The changes are described in the paragraphs below. The changes in type, manner and places of use in this application are no different than the changes adjudicated by Consolidated Mutual in its prior change Case Nos. 94CW197 and 09CW107. Consolidated Mutual intends to operate this change of water rights under terms and conditions identical to those recently adjudicated in Case No. 09CW107; (a) Change in type of use: Applicant operates a municipal water system in suburban Jefferson
County for the mutual benefit of its stockholders. It seeks to change the subject ownership interest in the water rights to all beneficial purposes including municipal, irrigation, domestic, mechanical, commercial, industrial, recreation, fish and wildlife, augmentation, exchange, replacement and any other use necessary, desirable, or incidental to the operation of its municipal water system. Consolidated Mutual will use the changed water rights by direct flow or after storage for the above-described purposes. Return flow from Applicant’s use of the subject water rights will be quantified and used to offset any historical return flow required to be made for preventing injury from this change of water rights from historical agricultural uses. Water derived from the exercise of the water rights for which required return flows have been made, and to the extent that municipal returns exceed historical irrigation return flow obligations, shall be fully consumable by Consolidated Mutual. Such reusable water may be used, reused, successively used and disposed of by sale, exchange or otherwise to extinction for all beneficial purposes described herein. Until such reusable water is used, reused or disposed of to extinction, Consolidated Mutual will retain dominion and control of such reusable water through its physical structures, by conveyance in public streams and by its water use accounting procedures; (b) Change in manner of use: Consolidated Mutual will divert from Clear Creek by exercise of the direct flow water rights for direct use or for storage and subsequent use after storage in the alternate places of storage described below. Consolidated Mutual will also utilize any releases from storage as such releases are delivered by the ADRC for direct use or for storage and subsequent use in the alternate places of storage described below. Locations for such alternate places of storage are also shown on Attachment A to the application; (i) Maple Grove Reservoir is located in the South 1/2, Section 29, and the North 1/2, Section 32, Township 3 South, Range 69 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado; (ii) Fairmount Reservoir is located in the Northeast 1/4 of Section 24, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado; (iii) Walter S. Welton Reservoir (formerly known as Fortune Reservoir) is located in the South 1/2 of Section 24 and the North 1/2 of Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M. Jefferson County, Colorado; (iv) Midway Reservoirs (Main, East and Smith) are located as described in paragraph 3(a)(iii) above; ;(c) Change in place of use: Consolidated Mutual’s use of water derived from the changed water rights shall include any location in Consolidated Mutual’s present or future treated or raw water service area, including but not limited to re-diversion of fully reusable amounts at points of diversion utilized by Consolidated Mutual’s current and future water lessees, and at the following points of diversion owned by Consolidated Mutual; (i) Well No. 1 (Permit No. 62953-F) on the South Platte River, located on the west bank of the South Platte River in the NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 30, Township 1 North, Range 66 West of the 6th P.M., Weld County, Colorado, approximately 120 feet south of the north line and 975 feet east of the west line of said section; (ii) Well No. 2 (Permit No. 62954-F) on the South Platte River, located on the west bank of the South Platte River in the NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 30, Township 1 North, Range 66 West of the 6th P.M., Weld County, Colorado, approximately 710 feet south of the north line and 920 feet east of the west line of said section; (iii) Well No. 3 (Permit No. 62955-F) on the South Platte River, located on the west bank of the South Platte River in the NW1/4 NW1/4 of Section 30, Township 1 North, Range 66 West of the 6th P.M., Weld County, Colorado, approximately 710 feet south of the north line and 920 feet east of the west line of said section; (iv) Brighton Ditch. The headgate of the Brighton Ditch on the South Platte River, located on the west bank of the South Platte River in the SE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 11, Township 1 South, Range 67 West of the 6th P.M., Weld County, Colorado; (d) Alternate points of diversion: In addition to the points of diversion already decreed for the water rights, Consolidated Mutual may divert the changed water rights at the following described alternate points of diversion; (i) Agricultural Ditch. The headgate of the Agricultural Ditch on Clear Creek, located as described above in paragraph 3(a)(i); (ii) Lee, Stewart and Eskins Ditch. The headgate of the Lee, Stewart and Eskins Ditch on Clear Creek, located on the south bank of Clear Creek at a point whence the south quarter corner of Section 32, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado, bears South 28° East a distance of 900 feet, more or less; (iii) Rocky Mountain Ditch. The headgate of the Rocky Mountain Ditch on Clear Creek, located on the south side of the Croke Dam in the NE/4 NE/4 NW/4 of Section 26, Township 3 South, Range 70 West of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County, Colorado, at a point on the south side of Clear Creek which bears South 18°12’25” West, a distance of 401.11 feet from the North 1/4 corner of said Section 26; (c) Historical Use: Water yielded by the subject ADRC shares has historically irrigated lands below the Agricultural and Welch ditches as shown on Attachment A to the Application. Total historical diversions through the Agricultural Ditch headgate during the study period from 1929 through 1956 are shown on Attachment B to the Application. Total historical diversions through the Welch Ditch headgate during the study period from 1929 through 1956 are shown on Attachment C to the Application. 5. Name and address of potentially affected landowners: (a) Agricultural Ditch: Coors Brewing Company, West 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401; (b) Welch Ditch: Jefferson County Open Space Department, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401; (c) The Lee Stewart & Eskins Ditch: Lee Stewart & Eskins Ditch Company, c/o Peter Acker, President, 16173 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401 and/or Coors Brewing Company, W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401; (d) Rocky Mountain Ditch: Coors Brewing Company, West 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401; (e) Maple Grove Reservoir: Applicant; (f) Fairmount Reservoir: Applicant; (g) Welton Reservoir: Applicant; (h) Well Nos. 1, 2, and 3: Applicant; (i) Midway Reservoirs (Main, East, and Smith): The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company, 2130 Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80215; (j) Mountain Reservoirs (Loch Lomond Group and Fall River Group): The Agricultural Ditch and Reservoir Company, 2130 Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80215 and/ or USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box 25127, Lakewood, CO 80225; (k) Long Lake Reservoirs Nos. 1 and 2: Denver Water, 1600 West 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204-3412; (l) Brighton Ditch: Brighton Ditch Company, 3286 WCR 23, Fort Lupton, CO 80621. 15 pages THE WATER RIGHTS CLAIMED BY THESE APPLICATIONS MAY AFFECT IN PRIORITY ANY WATER RIGHTS CLAIMED OR HERETOFORE ADJUDICATED WITHIN THIS DIVISION AND OWNERS OF AFFECTED RIGHTS MUST APPEAR TO OBJECT WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY STATUTE OR BE FOREVER BARRED. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that any party who wishes to oppose an application, or an amended application, may file with the Water Clerk, P. O. Box 2038, Greeley, CO 80632, a verified Statement of Opposition, setting forth facts as to why the application should not be granted, or why it should be granted only in part or on certain conditions. Such Statement of Opposition must be filed by the last day of APRIL 2013 (forms available on www.courts.state.co.us or in the Clerk’s office), and must be filed as an Original and include $130.00 filing fee. A copy of each Statement of Opposition must also be served upon the Applicant or Applicant’s Attorney and an affidavit or certificate of such service of mailing shall be filed with the Water Clerk. Legal Notice No.: 20072 First Publication: March 14, 2013
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PHAMALY Theatre Company (formerly Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League) richly deserves to be known as a theater company without further description. Their most recent production “The Foreigner” was absolutely first-rate. I saw it during the encore performance at the Arvada Center and was delighted with all aspects of the play. These folks know what they’re doing … without any label. The premise of the play is that a deeply depressed guy ends up spending time in a country inn. He doesn’t want to interact with anyone so his traveling companion tells the proprietor that his friend doesn’t speak English. Thus begins one of the best comedic vehicles around. Interspersed within the hilarity is a love story and a morality play. Next on the PHAMALY docket is a musical version of the children‘s classic, “The Velveteen Rabbit.” The touring production will be in Crested Butte on March 23; in Broomfield on April 12 and in Parker on May 14. Other dates and locations will be announced at a later date. The Broomfield Auditorium will be the site of the April 12 show. Admission is a free event spon-
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On my radar “The Doyle and Debbie Show” playing at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the Denver Center for Performing Arts. A has-been country star is reviving his career 30 years, four wives and three Debbies later. The new, original musical “takes the audience on a wickedly funny and freewheeling joyride.” Running March 22 through April 28, also at the DCPA, is “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso.” The one-man show is based on the writings of the eccentric artist and features live, on-
stage painting. Now, that is intriguing. For tickets and info on all DCPA productions, call 303-893-4100 or visit www.denvercenter.org. “Man of La Mancha” plays in the Main Stage Theatre at the Arvada Center from March 22 through April 14. The winner of multiple Tony awards has become a much loved classic. Based on the tale of Don Quixote and his stalwart companion Sancho, the musical features cherished tunes like “To Dream the Impossible Dream.” For tickets and info, call 720-8987000 or visit www.arvadacenter.org. I began my relationship with the Arvada Center before it even opened in July 1976. The high point of my experience there was acting as stage manager and assistant director for one of the first plays, “The Contrast.” I even learned how to build sets, paint and operate power tools. I ended up with all digits intact. Thus began my love affair with the Colorado theater community. If I sometimes sound biased … I am. Until next time, I’ll see you around town.
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