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DeGette meets with city officials Variety of topics covered with congresswoman By Tom Munds
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Discussion topics ranged from federal block grant funding to legalizing marijuana Jan. 22 when U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, met with Englewood city officials. “Unresolved issues made 2012 a horrible year for Congress,” the congresswoman said in opening comments during her annual visit to Englewood. “So many bad things happened because of congressional failures. That is probably the reason
the crowd at Denver’s Bronco rally booed me when I greeted them in the name of the Colorado congressional delegation.” She said the public’s 11 percent approval rating of Congress may have changed the minds of some of her colleagues and may be the reason a number of important budget bills have passed with bipartisan support since congress returned from holiday vacation. The congresswoman then asked about topics of interest in Englewood. Randy Penn, Englewood mayor, raised the issue of the congressional attitude on funding community development block grants, which are important to the city.
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Englewood Mayor Pro Tem Linda Olson, left, listens as U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, talks about issues Congress is dealing with during the congresswoman’s Jan. 22 visit with city officials. Photo by Tom Munds
District-fee distribution proposed Council considers plans for Business Improvement District funds By Tom Munds
University of Colorado Boulder scientist Debbie Smith talks about the full-size model of a sabercat skull during her Jan. 22 presentation called “Discovering Dinosaurs” at the Englewood Public Library. The presentation is part of the library’s STEM program that will include activities each Tuesday. Photos by Tom Munds
Focus on fossils at library
Prehistoric creatures subject of discussion at the Jan. 22 event By Tom Munds
Cameron Myers, 7, checks out the display set up for the Jan. 22 “Discovering Dinosaurs” presentation at the Englewood Public Library. Debbie Smith brought the items from the University of Colorado Boulder museum to help the children attending learn more about prehistoric creatures. POSTAL ADDRESS
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Debbie Smith brought models of animals, models of fossils and real fossils for her Jan. 22 presentation about prehistoric creatures at the Englewood Public Library. Hillary Davis, children’s librarian, said the event was one of the series of STEM presentations being held at the library. About a dozen children attended the Jan. 22 event where Smith talked about a number of creatures that disappeared from the earth millions of years ago. Smith brought a wide range of items from the University of Colorado at Boulder museum. The children asked questions and had the opportunity to touch models of fossils like the nose horn of a triceratops and a dinosaur claw. They also got to touch the full-size model of the skull of a sabercat. There were oohs and aahs when the children got to examine a model of the skull of a velociraptor and feel the needlesharp teeth. Library continues on Page 7
Englewood City Council is scheduled to meet Feb. 3 to finalize how to distribute funds that remain after the dissolution of the Broadway Business Improvement District. The council discussed the issue at the Jan. 21 study session. The consensus was for the city to recover the $30,000 seed money provided the district during its formation in 2005-06. There was also consensus the city retain a portion of the funds to maintain the planters and bike racks and to place holiday lighting along Broadway with the remainder to be distributed to district property owners. There were several suggestions about the amount of money the city would retain and the amount that would be refunded to district members but no consensus was reached. Frank Gryglewicz, city finance director, told the council at the Jan. 21 study session that, as of Dec. 10, 2013, about $152,000 in district revenues had been collected. He also stated that bills totaling $11,668.92 for maintenance of the planters and bike rack plus the cost of holiday lighting along Broadway would be deducted from the revenue total, leaving $141,832.62. The councilmembers agreed the city should recover the $30,000 seed money, which would leave about $112,000 to be distributed. Mayor Randy Penn said the council has three options — refund all the money to the businesses who paid the fees to the district, not refund any of the money or earmark a portion of the funds for two years of maintenance of planters and bike racks and for putting up holiday lighting along Broadway and the remaining funds would be distributed to district property owners. Councilmember Bob McCaslin said if BID money is retained for two years maintenance it would mean that either the merchants or the city would be expected to maintain the improvements after that time. During the discussion, Councilmember Joe Jefferson suggested the city retain District continues on Page 7
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Suspects make court appearance Jan. 24 hearing advises vandalism suspects of charges they face By Tom Munds
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Three Englewood men, Michael Trickel, Anthony Meany and Chad Delgadillo, appeared in Arapahoe County District Court Jan. 24 to be advised of the charges they are facing as suspects in the Jan. 12 vandalism at Englewood High School. The men are suspected of breaking into the school, smashing windows and computers in the STEM lab before smashing windows and trophy cases in the band, choir and orchestra rooms. They also allegedly set small fires that set off the sprinkler system and the water from the sprinklers did additional damage in the three rooms and in the auditorium. The cost of cleanup and repairs is estimated at about $200,000. Delgadillo, 28, had posted the $15,000 bond and was in the courtroom for his appearance. Meany, 25, and Trickel, 23, were unable to post bond so they were in custody and were brought into the courtroom in blue jumpsuits with shackles on their hands and feet. Delgadillo was called to appear first. He was advised he was charged with two Class 3 felonies for criminal mischief and arson, four Class 4 felonies for arson, criminal mischief and burglary of a building and two Class 5 felonies for burglary of a building. Magistrate Frank Moschetti advised him of possible sentencing for each felony class. The magistrate said someone convicted of a Class 3 felony could be sentenced to prison from two to 24 years and
possible fines range from $1,000 to $75,000. The prison sentences for conviction of a Class 4 felony could range from one to 12 years and the fine could range from $2,ooo to $100,000. The prison sentence for conviction of a Class 5 felony could range from six months to six years. The magistrate continued DelGadillo’s bond and ordered him to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 1:15 pm. March 27. At the Jan. 24 hearing, Trickel and Meany were advised they were co-defendants in the case and they faced the same charges as Delgadillo. The magistrate ordered them to appear for preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 18. Jesse Hall, Trickel’s attorney, requested the judge reduce the bond. He said Trickel had lived in the Denver area all his life and his known family was in the area. The lawyer said Trickel shares custody of his son, he has a full-time job and shares expenses with a girlfriend where he lives. Hall said lowering the bond to $5,000 or less would allow Trickel to return to his job and his son. The attorney told the magistrate Trickel did have previous issues a few years ago concerning violation of a protection order and failure to appear on tickets for riding light rail without a ticket but said he wished to return to his job and his son. Deputy District Attorney Danielle Jaramillo, representing the people, said she objected to any bond reduction. She said Trickel remained a danger to the community and a flight risk since the damage in this case was about $200,000 plus the man was facing a number of felony charges and the prosecution planned to ask for jail time if he is convicted. Magistrate Moschetti denied the request for bond reduction and stated the bond would remain at $50,000 for both Trickel and Meany.
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State Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, listens as Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testifies in support of Senate Bill 2. Under the bill, the state would take over the Safe2Tell school hotline, which allows students to anonymously provide tips about potential campus threats. Photo by Vic Vela
Bill on school-safety hotline advances Legislation would put state in charge of program By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A chilling irony occurred during a Jan. 23 legislative committee hearing on a school-safety hotline bill. At the same time that lawmakers were hearing testimony, Jefferson County Public Schools was sending out alerts that a lockout involving some of its schools had been lifted following reports that police were investigating a threat at Columbine High School. Tom Mauser — whose son Daniel was killed during the 1999 Columbine massacre — was listening to the testimony from inside a Senate Education Committee hearing room, when he received the alerts on his phone. “It just goes to show that we have to continue with our vigilance,” Mauser told committee members. Nothing came of the threats the day of the committee hearing. But what happened at Columbine High School 15 years ago is exactly what the Safe2Tell Hotline was intended to prevent. Since 1999, the hotline has operated as an anonymous way for students to notify law enforcement of potential campus threats. But the nonprofit-backed hotline is at risk of shutting down due to a lack of funding. Because of that, lawmakers want the state take over operations for a program that they believe has been successful in thwarting several school tragedies.
“Rarely in government do we get an opportunity to adopt something that’s working,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman and Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, are co-sponsors of Senate Bill 2, which would transfer operations of the hotline to the Department of Law. The bill also sets aside $250,000 in hotline operational costs. Students can notify authorities via phone or email of any sort of campus threats they hear about, including shooting plots and incidents of bullying. Supporters of the legislation point to Safe2Tell statistics, which indicate that from September 2004 through December 2013, the hotline resulted in more than 9,000 tips from students across Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper said during a pre-session press conference where he touted the legislation that the hotline received reports of 16 planned attacks since the beginning of the current school year. Thornton Police Chief Randy Nelson testified that the hotline is great tool that gives law enforcement the ability to prevent tragedies, rather than respond to them. In turn, that gives students better peace of mind, he said. “We know very clearly that if those kids don’t feel safe in the school, they’re not going to learn,” said Nelson. The bill passed the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support and now heads to the Finance Committee for further consideration. It is expected to sail through both legislative chambers with bipartisan support. “This program is too valuable for us not to do this,” said Senate Education Committee Chairman Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood.
Wage-theft bill moves ahead By Vic Vela
email@example.com A bill that would create a governmental process that deals with workers’ claims of wage theft cleared its first hurdle Jan. 22, a year after similar legislation failed, as it passed the Democrat-controlled Senate Finance Committee 3-2 on a party vote. The issue can affect those who work in contract labor positions and industry service employees, such as restaurant wait staff, according to testimony heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Wage Protection Act aims to protect those workers who feel they are being shortchanged in wages. Under the bill, workers can file claims of missed wages through a Department of Labor administrative process. “When folks work a long hard day and expect to be paid, they should be paid,” said Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D- Commerce City, adding that the bill gives workers more resources to claim unpaid wages. Ulibarri told the committee that the Department of Labor receives thousands of calls from workers each year who claim
their employers owe them money. “The resolution most people get is to call an attorney, go through small claims court, or figure it out on your own,” he said. “Most folks are intimidated by that process.” Under the bill, the new administrative process calls for the Department of Labor to investigate wage claim thefts of up to $7,500. If the department determines that a wage violation has occurred, the employer has 14 days to respond to the decision, or else face fines. The bill also allows for an appeal process for employers who are deemed to be in violation through the administrative process. The bill received mixed testimony. The Colorado Restaurant Association has come out against the bill. Nick Hoover, a spokesman for the CRA, said that most complaints that workers file regarding alleged wage theft are the result of “simple confusion over payroll procedures.” “I haven’t spoken to a restaurant that hasn’t been able to handle this in a face-toface conversation,” Hoover said. Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, said the legislation is unnecessary and that the current grievance process works as is.
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Wildfire mitigation efforts unveiled By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills on Jan. 23 that is “aimed at improving Colorado’s ability to mitigate and fight wildfires.” However, Hickenlooper and legislators spent most of a Capitol press conference answering questions having to do with wildfire mitigation options that are not part of the eight bills that were introduced. The bills do not include key recommendations made by the governor’s own wildfire task force committee, including ones that place fees and building code mandates on homeowners who reside in areas where a high potential for wildfires exists. And the package does not address the creation of a state firefighting fleet. The governor’s office says the issue needs more work. But a Republican lawmaker who is sponsoring his own air tanker legislation said at the same press conference that the time for a wildfire fleet is now. “I believe that wildfire is a clear and present danger to Colorado and we need to take action,” said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction.
The governor insists that the bipartisan pieces of wildfire legislation that were introduced on Jan. 23 will go a long way in combatting a growing threat facing the state. “I think with this year we will continue to raise the ante and try to dedicate more resources up front to try to get to these fires sooner,” Hickenlooper said. The bills deal with a variety of areas aimed at wildfire prevention. They include giving the governor the ability to provide financial assistance without a federal disaster declaration; and allowing county governments more autonomy in putting bans on agricultural burning during periods of high fire danger and to clamp down on summer fireworks. Bills also deal with the creation of the wildfire information and resource center and a grant program that seeks to increase local firefighter safety. Another bill would allow firefighters who are killed while combatting wildfires to collect death benefits. The governor’s office also touted Hickenlooper’s role in launching a pilot program that allows agencies across the West to work collaboratively to reduce wildfire risks. The governor is also calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide federal dol-
lars for tree-thinning efforts in Western forests. But the bills that were introduced on Jan. 23 will not include key recommendations that were made by the governor’s wildfire task force, prior to the state of the legislative session. They included recommenReport dations that lawmakers take up measures that would impose fees on properties that reside in the Wildland Urban Interface, where homes sit in close proximity to terrain where there is a high potential for wildfires. Also, there are no pieces of legislation that would require homeowners living in those areas to create defensive spaces in front of their homes, or that would create a statewide building code, as were also recommended by Hickenlooper’s task force. Instead, lawmakers are proposing legislation that offers homeowners tax credits as a way of enticing them to take up their own mitigation efforts. “If that doesn’t work, we will revisit any
Sheriff set to cap career Grayson Robinson steps down this week By George Lurie
vvela@ coloradocommunitymedia.com After more than four decades of public service, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson will take off his uniform for the last time on Jan. 31. A retirement ceremony for the popular sheriff will be held at the Arapahoe County Justice Center on his last day and it’s a good bet a few tears will be shed during the speeches extolling the career of one of Colorado’s most highly respected lawmen. Humble and self-effacing to the end, Robinson, 63, a native of western Pennsylvania, said this week that he would rather talk about “the outstanding men and women I’ve been blessed to work with than about myself.” Pressed to reflect on his career, the sheriff said, “The last 42 years have been a wonderful adventure. I come from a family of teachers with a long history of community service. I always had a mindset of having a career with a purpose and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.” Robinson was accepted into the Littleton Police Academy at age 21, and he said, “I’ve never looked back. Serving as a public safety officer is all I’ve ever wanted to do.” After working for the Littleton police department for 20 years, Robinson joined the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as a captain and worked as division commander of investigations before eventually being appointed undersheriff by then-Sheriff Pat Sullivan. In 2001, when Sullivan resigned before his final term was complete, Robinson was appointed sheriff. He
was first elected in November 2002 and then re-elected by wide margins in 2006 and 2010.
Tragedy before transition
The sheriff, who is term-limited, announced his intention to retire late last year as part of what he called a “deliberate and well-considered succession plan.” Robinson urged Arapahoe County commissioners to appoint his undersheriff, David Walcher, to serve out the remainder of his term — a suggestion the commissioners unanimously approved Jan. 28. Walcher, who has been with the ACSO since 2009, began his career at the FBI’s Denver bureau and then he served 21 Robinson years in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Following Robinson’s retirement ceremony, Walcher will be sworn in as Arapahoe County’s new sheriff. Unfortunately, just 24 hours after Robinson announced his plans to step down, the shooting occurred at Arapahoe High School. So rather than ride off quietly into the sunset, the sheriff has spent the past six weeks at the epicenter of a major investigation — and media firestorm. “It’s been a painstaking and emotional process,” he said. “We’ve been very busy trying to do the right thing. It’s what the community expects — and deserves.” At nearly every press conference, Robinson has made a point of expressing just how deeply he has been affected by the death of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who died in the Dec. 13 shooting at the Centennial high school.
Although Robinson will have no formal role in the shooting investigation after Jan. 31, he said he’s been “trying really hard to put in motion what the strategic follow-up to the investigation will be,” adding that he wants an independent, third-party analysis of how the sheriff’s office handled the Arapahoe shooting.
‘A true public servant’
The ACSO has been widely praised for its speedy reaction to the shooting, including by Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon. “It’s truly been a privilege working with Sheriff Robinson,” said Noon. “His team has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment and dedication to the city.” Robinson also expressed pride in the ACSO’s ongoing partnership with Centennial, which he characterized as “very effective and efficient and how government should be conducted.” The ACSO has provided law enforcement services in Centennial since the city’s incorporation in 2001. “Grayson has been a true public servant,” said Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty. “He will be missed by everyone who has had the pleasure of working with him.” Robinson admitted this week that he is “not ready yet” for a traditional retirement. “I’ve got one really good adventure left in me,” he said. “But I don’t know yet what it is going to be.” Saying he intends to take the next two months to “reflect on life,” the sheriff did confirm that he has no plans to step into the political arena. “Whatever I decide to pursue, I can assure you it will not be a position involving elected office,” he said. “I’ve already had the best job anyone can be elected to do.”
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ideas that were brought forth by the task force,” Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk, said. Hickenlooper added that people living in those areas already know the risks. “We don’t have to lean on them with a heavy shoulder,” Hickenlooper said. It also doesn’t appear that a proposed firefighting fleet will get off the ground any time soon. Last year, lawmakers created legislation that would go toward creating an air fleet, but it went unfunded. Hickenlooper — concerned by the potentially enormous cost for the state to pay for its own firefighting fleet — said he prefers a “shared fleet,” one where Western states chip in on the operating costs. But Hickenlooper said that, so far, neighboring states have expressed concern “that the benefit doesn’t justify the cost.” King, who has pushed hard for a firefighting fleet, said he believes “there is an opportunity to deal with this.” When asked whether he supports the wildfire legislation bills, King offered tepid support. “They’re a step in the right direction,” King said.
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POLICE REPORT Footprints lead to arrest
Englewood police followed footprints in the snow and arrested a 40-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a store in the 3200 block of South Broadway. Police were called about 11:20 p.m. Jan. 27 because a burglar alarm was going off at a store in the 3200 block of South Broadway. Officers went to the business and found the rear door open and footprints leading away from the business. The business owner showed officers the security camera tape showing an unknown man coming into the business after it was closed. The footprints in the newly fallen snow were clear so officers followed the trail about 18 blocks to a home in the 1800 block of East Girard Place. Police talked to a man in the house who admitted going into the store and stealing items. The officers arrested the man and he was taken to the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. He could face a number of charges, including burglary.
Suspect chased, caught
The driver of a stolen car tried to run but was chased and caught by Englewood police, who then found suspected drugs on him after he was arrested. Officers saw the Honda that had been reported stolen about 10:55 p.m. Jan. 20 and tried to stop it in the area of South
Elati Street and Englewood Parkway. The Honda’s driver reportedly tried to elude police. The 18-year-old driver finally stopped in the 3300 block of South Clarkson Street, jumped out of the car and ran. Officers chased him down and arrested him. When he was arrested, the suspect was searched and officers found possible heroin in his pockets. The man was taken to Arapahoe County Detention Center. He could face charges related to the stolen car, eluding police and possession of a controlled substance.
Drug arrest Investigation of a reported domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of a 50-yearold woman on several charges, including drug possession. On Jan. 24, officers went to a house in the 300 block of West Lehow Avenue to investigate the disturbance report. The investigation led to the arrest of a woman for violation of a protection order. When the woman was searched after being arrested, officers found she had several oxycodone pills but no prescription for the pills. The woman was taken to the Arapahoe County Detention Center. She could face several charges including possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
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Englewood Police Officer John Hoehler holds a squirrel that was rescued from under the fender of a car that had been driven from the area of Mile High Stadium. Hoehler got assistance from Englewood Fire Department in making the rescue. Courtesy photo
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A squirrel took a long, unexpected crosstown ride but now roams free thanks to the efforts of Englewood police officers and firefighters. On Jan. 19, the squirrel apparently climbed under a fender of a car owned by a woman who lives in the Mile High Stadium neighborhood. “The woman saw the squirrel and tried to get it out from under the fender but even squirting it with a hose didn’t work,” Englewood Police Sgt. Brian Cousineau said of
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the event. “She left it alone, hoping it would get out of the fender area on its own.” Unfortunately, it didn’t happen, and when the woman drove to work in Englewood, she saw the squirrel was still under her fender and called police. Cousineau said Englewood Officer John Hoehler was able to see the squirrel and attempted to reach up and get it out of the fender area. “That didn’t work because apparently the squirrel was trapped by the springs that are part of the suspension,” Cousineau said. “Officer Hoehler called the fire department, they lifted the car up to take the load off the wheels and the officer was able to get the squirrel out.” Cousineau said the squirrel wasn’t injured and, when the officer released it, the furry animal scampered across the grass and disappeared into a nearby tree.
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Englewood City Council’s Feb. 3 agenda includes a public hearing on proposed changes to the regulations governing home occupations. On Jan. 21, the council approved the amendments on first reading and set the Feb. 3 public hearing to provide residents an opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposals. The council traditionally does not take up the issue on second and final reading on the night of the public hearing. If they follow that tradition and there are no additional amendments to the ordinance, the council probably will consider it on second and final reading during the Feb. 17 meeting. The city council meets in study session at 6 p.m. in the community room. The regular meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers. Those wishing to speak at the public hearing on the home improvement amendments can sign up on Feb. 3 before the start of the council meeting. City regulations prohibit all home occupations in the R1A zoned residential dis-
trict. In May 2013, the city council asked the staff researched the subject seeking to develop amendments to the regulations that would allow home occupations in the R1A zone while still protecting the character of that residential zone. There was a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 8 with one resident testifying on the issue. The council continued to discuss the issue and the proposal is to adopt seven amendments. Examples of the proposed amendments include removal of the limit of one home occupation per residence in all residential zones, prohibiting customers, deliveries and signs in the R1A zone, allowing home occupations to be set up in structures such as a garage or shed adjacent to the residence in all residential zones. At the Jan. 21 meeting, some members of the council said they may not be in favor of adopting all the amendments. It was Councilmember Linda Olson’s suggestion that the council approve all the amendments on first reading, hold the public hearing and then discuss the issue further when it comes up for a vote on second reading. “I suggest that, on second reading, we vote on each amendment individually,” she said. There was general agreement and the six members of the city council at the Jan. 21 meeting approved the proposed amendments on first reading.
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Burnham bowing out of housing authority Retires after 35 years with SMHO By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com With two major projects drawing to a close, South Metro Housing Options Executive Director Dan Burnham has decided it’s time to call it a day, announcing he’ll retire as of May 15. “We’ve got a really, really strong staff right now, and the agency is in a really good place, so I think it’s a good time,” said Burnham, 63. He’ll stay long enough to likely see the Powers Circle Apartments fully leased, a project he says he’s quite proud of. Built in 1961, SMHO is completely renovating the 69 units and offering them as affordable housing thanks to a public/private partnership. The project represents a $7 million reinvestment in the northeast neighborhood, something that’s been so important to Burnham that he moved his own offices there. SMHO renovated an empty building at Littleton Boulevard and Bannock Street, where many of the agency’s clients live nearby. “This is an area we really wanted to make an investment in,” he said. “What better way to do it than to show we want to be here?” The other big project that he’ll see the
end of is the new, expanded community room at Amity Plaza, which provides sliding-scale housing for seniors and the disabled. Also serving seniors is the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center, which he believes to be the first such center ever built by a housing authority. “I’m proud of all our housing,” he said. “It’s not the housing of last resort, it’s the housing of first choice.” It’s that attitude that has created a successful career for Burnham since 1979, when he first started at Amity as a project coordinator on his climb up to the helm in 2003. “Dan has been a constant source of energy and creativity for South Metro Housing Options,” said SMHO board chair Andy Hancock. “His motto of `providing a hand up instead of a hand out’ has been his guiding philosophy. His impact on the city and state will be felt for many years to come.” One project Burnham wishes had happened never did after neighbors argued against its proposed density. Emerald Point, west of Progress Park, would have been 40 units in nine buildings, plus a community center, on a site that used to have just two houses. “I really felt like that would a been a jewel in the crown, so to speak, but we’ll move on and do something else. … Maybe someday it will get built, but not there. I can appreciate that they don’t want more density, and we really wanted to be good neighbors.” Upcoming challenges for whoever re-
Dan Burnham, executive director of South Metro Housing Authority, announced he will retire this spring. Photo by Jennifer Smith places him will continue to be funding, he said, plus the lack of space to build new facilities in built-out Littleton. The next executive director will need to be creative and have a clear vision, he said. “And they’ll have to care about the people, because that’s really why we’re here,” he said. “The residents are my greatest joy, and sometimes a challenge, but you really get to know them and where’s they’re coming from. Up next for him is traveling and spend-
Colorado suicide rate consistently high It’s the second-leading cause of death in young people By Jennifer Smith
jsmith@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Could it have been predicted? It’s a question many people ask after a tragedy like the recent murder at Arapahoe High School that ended with the gunman taking his own life, and it’s a tough one for even mentalhealth professionals to answer. “We know we need to talk to our kids about things like drugs, sex and drinking,” said Dr. Barbara Becker, director of community programs for Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network. “But it didn’t dawn on me that I needed to be talking to my kids about suicide until my youngest daughter started losing friends to suicide.” It’s especially important here in Colorado, which consistently ranks in the top 10 states with the highest suicide rates, according to research compiled by A/DMHN. In 2011, 910 people died by their own hand here, more than by homicide and car crashes combined. That year, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Coloradans ages 10 to 34. Why us? It’s a question on the lips of many
who live here, and even others looking in from outside. Becker said there is research being done on whether altitude plays a role, as several mountain states are in the top 10. Other possibilities include lack of resources in rural areas, a tendency for Westerners to have a “go-it-alone” attitude, and access to lethal means. Also, because Colorado is an attractive state to move to, newcomers might feel isolated before establishing a social circle. But in the end, nobody knows for sure, said Becker. “I wish that I had the answer,” she said. “But there is a lot of energy that is being directed toward suicide prevention and research. I have a lot of hope, but the reality is this field is relatively new. Things that we thought we knew 20 years ago, it turns out that we don’t.” Perhaps most telling is that more than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder that went unknown, ignored or untreated. Becker acknowledges that it can be a difficult thing to acknowledge a loved one might be feeling suicidal or otherwise be mentally unstable, but it’s important to reach out. “People who are feeling like they want to hurt themselves can feel a sense of relief if somebody does talk to them about it,” she said. “Just knowing that somebody cared enough to
actually ask might be enough.” The best way to find out if somebody is suicidal is simply to ask the direct question, says Becker. But when? “If in your gut you are feeling that you really need to make sure, then ask,” she said. “At the same time, you don’t want to completely overreact, either. It’s a fine balance, but you need to pay attention to all the clues that are out there. … I believe very much in the gut feeling.” Watch for patterns in changes in sleeping or eating habits, social withdrawal, decreased energy, slipping grades, giving away prized possessions, high-risk behavior or joking about suicide. And remember that it’s better to err on the side of caution, says Becker. “Getting professional advice doesn’t mean they’re crazy, it means they’re taking care of themselves,” she said. “I think we could all benefit from having a neutral party to talk to.” Treatment can involve therapy, medication or both. “Each individual is different, and each diagnoses is different,” said Becker. “It depends very much on the individual chemistry of your body. … Some people react poorly to medications, and some people react very poorly if they don’t have the medications. … It’s not black and white. A person needs to take charge of their own health.”
ing more time with his three kids, four grandsons and the new grandbaby that’s on the way. He’ll also continue to volunteer with the annual Carousel of Music and the Littleton Transportation Network, which is looking at alternative ways to fund the city’s Omnibus. “It’s been a good run,” he said. “When I first started, I didn’t really have a career plan, but I don’t think I could have chosen anything I would like better. And I think that’s a good way to go out.”
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Numbers another bright spot for economy Perhaps it wasn’t an earthshaking news item, but some welcome numbers nonetheless. A report released earlier this month noted Colorado realized a 54 percent drop in foreclosure activity last year, with a rate of 1 for every 2,577 housing units at the end of 2013 — and nationally the comparison shows a 26 percent drop. The report by RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosed properties, shared its bright figures, which were not unexpected results but progressing faster than expected, at least according to Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman. Chapman, like other officials in Colorado counties, has been tracking foreclosures for the better part of a decade, and we like her comment noting the country is finally getting rid of the ill-considered
our view loans written in 2005 when borrowers “had to do little to show income.” Well, we are getting rid of several effects related to easy money home loans that contributed to the housing bubble bust. We wrote stories through the years about the extra work involved for police to keep an eye on vacant properties, which can be targets for theft, vandalism or teen gatherings. This is tough on neighborhoods, so we are pleased to get rid of the problems associated with vacant home pockets here and there. Of course the impact to the undercur-
rents to the economy have been even more severe. The foreclosures caused serious reductions in the value of homes. We know it doesn’t take a wide circle of friends to find someone who bought a house and got caught in the downturn and felt saddled for the long-term with “upside down” mortgages. Now the loose loan practices of the past have dried up in many ways and made it tougher for some wanting to buy homes, but the tightening had to happen. This effect and the downturn of the economy in 2008 made it in turn tough for many businesses looking for loans to advance their businesses. Businesses certainly suffered, and we reported the related double trouble of unemployment and foreclosures on many families.
Having covered the problems under the dark clouds of foreclosures, we are glad to see the numbers give hints for an improving, more stable economy. We hope legislation passed by the Statehouse in recent years to address predatory lending and federal mechanisms will help to prevent the country from finding itself in the same jam. We are happy to leave visions of boarded up buildings behind. Colorado has a lot going for it. We see good signs. For one, the battered construction industry is seeing more housing and office projects in the works. And Forbes magazine recently ranked Colorado as the fifth best state for business, and predicted strong growth. It’s been a slow turning, but we enjoy every sign that the economy is turning around.
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Music can change a life I am completely out of it when it comes to the music that most people listen to. Nina Simone never shook her rear end on stage. Bob Dylan doesn’t change costumes between songs. I don’t listen to anyone who has backup dancers. The music I listen to doesn’t come with choreography. A symphony orchestra doesn’t have backup singers or dancers or any of that nonsense. Keep your raunchy, topless, motorcycle video away from me. “Mr. Smith, aren’t you being a little harsh? My daughter listens to hip-hop. At least she is listening to music. You have to start somewhere. Maybe someday she will get her head screwed on straight, and find out about Django Reinhart.” Django Reinhardt didn’t stick out his tongue. But here’s one: Josephine Baker twerked. Did she ever. And she is still one (or two) up on Miley Cyrus. I have said this before: I don’t dance and I don’t watch dancers. This puts me in a low percentile. The population is low in the lower percentile, and it’s my favorite address. Jennifer and I went to a CU football game, and we were bombarded with bad music from the instant we entered the stadium until we left with a hearing loss in the third quarter. Some people, like restaurant owners, think that loud music connotes a good time. I think it connotes a headache. If you are raised on something, that is what you know and expect. I wonder what it would be like to be a teenager who listens to Katy Perry, and then hears Billie Holiday for the first time. Dr. Dre or Nat King Cole? Beyoncé or Ella Fitzgerald? One Direction or Arcade Fire? Eminem (featuring Rhianna) or Chopin (featuring Chopin)? Lady Gaga or Lady Day? Those are easy for me to answer. Fifty years ago, on Feb. 9, 1964, music — someone’s music — changed my life. It was
just a couple of months after the Kennedy assassination, and like everyone else, I needed something to change the way that I was feeling. An odd looking and odd sounding man introduced a band from England. He insisted upon calling them “lads.” “The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers, at the time a record for US television, and was characterized by an audience composed largely of screaming, hysterical girls in tears.” Their first song was “All My Loving.” I didn’t know this until recently: “The act that followed their first set in the broadcast was pre-recorded, rather than have someone perform live on stage amidst the pandemonium that occurred after the group performed their songs.” Someone was thinking. It would have been crazy if ventriloquist Señor Wences had come out live with Johnny, the face he drew on his hand. Crazy but wonderful. Juvenile jealousies caused me to resist the band at first, because it was all the girls in my high school talked about. But after a few months, and now after 50 years, I realize that their music is as important as anything I have ever heard “In My Life.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net.
On behalf of the Englewood Board of Education, I would like to personally invite you to visit our revitalized district. Whether you’re a parent, a community member, you live nearby or across the state, or you’re a student attending an outside district, I encourage you to come see the great things that are going on in Englewood. You’ll see a district that has improved its academic ranking dramatically over the past three years. Our state accreditation rating has gone up two levels in that time, moving from a “Turnaround District” to a district ranked as “Accredited with Improvement.” We’re not stopping here — we’re going to keep getting better. And you’re invited to see how we’re doing it. When you visit, you’ll see our researchbased instructional model designed to aid students in learning and retaining information. Students are engaged, thinking for themselves and are accountable for their own learning. Gone are the days where the classroom was a place of lectures and note taking. Our students learn by doing. You’ll also see our cutting-edge academic programs. All students in kindergarten through eighth grade have their own district-issued iPad they can use at school and at home. This, along with our other technology upgrades, is an investment in our students. Not only do they have better learning opportunities inside the classroom, but they also have access to these tools outside of school. This is just one of the ways we are increasing the time students spend learning. Our older students are creating innovative projects, like robots and weather balloons, in our STEM (science, technol-
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ogy, engineering and math) labs. They can also choose to enroll in other innovative programs such as culinary arts and hospitality, cosmetology, business, Mandarin Chinese language learning, broadcast journalism and more. We’ve been adding new programs both to better prepare students for the future and also to engage them in what they are interested in right now. The evidence that students are more engaged is in our graduation rate, which is currently the highest the district has seen since the graduating class of 2006. I hope you’ll come by to see how each and every student in Englewood gets the quality, individualized education he or she deserves. We do not use a one-size-fits-all model. As a small district, we are dynamic and flexible. Students have more opportunities to shine and succeed, more choices in activities they can participate in, and have the support of a strong community at every step. Come see students learning in our new high school and middle school buildings. While new construction won’t create learning on its own, outdated facilities will no longer stand in the way of student Tucker continues on Page 7
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“The grants are one area that received an increase in funding in the 2014 budget,” DeGette said. “The budget bill contained $83 million more for block grants than was included in the 2013 budget.” Alan White, community development director, said Englewood uses a majority of the money from the block grants for a number of housing-related projects. The grant funding is awarded to Arapahoe County and the county distributes money to municipalities. White said grant funding has declined but, so far, the county has absorbed the cuts and Englewood’s grant requests have been awarded. Another discussion issue was school safety, specifically federal support for placing police officers in schools. “There has been a lot of discussion about school safety but the cost of paying to have a full-time officer in every school would be massive,” DeGette said. “I don’t see a lot of federal support to put officers in
schools. Personally, I don’t feel the federal government should mandate school security issues to individual school districts.” John Collins, police chief, said he hopes there will be federal funding assistance to help troubled students since records show that the suspects in school shootings often exhibited warning signs before they acted. DeGette said there have been a series of meetings about where the national mental health program is going. “We want to see the study expanded because, so often, a parent has a troubled child and had no idea where to turn for help,” she said. “I want to work with colleagues to develop a bill providing federal funds for mental help programs to help troubled young people.” In response to other issues, DeGette said she opposes the effort to tax municipal bonds since those bonds help promote desired economic development. She also said she introduced a bill to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances in states that make sale of recreational marijuana legal. “There also have been bills introduced in Congress to legalize marijuana on the federal level,” she said. “I have seen these bills and I think it is unlikely they will pass.”
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$7,500 for one year’s holiday lights and $26,000 for two years maintenance of the planters and bike racks. That would leave about $70,000 that would be refunded to district taxpayers. Another proposal was for the city to retain half of the $112,000 and refund the remainder to property owners. The final decision on the amount of money distributed to district property owners probably will be decided during
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learning. Research shows that teaching students in state-of-the-art facilities delivers a better educational experience. For example, our middle school students are currently occupying the renovated space that will soon be the new home of Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School. In this environment, behavior issues have noticeably declined, and student engagement in the learning process has noticeably increased. We are committed to providing each student with the best education possible. This philosophy is proven in all of our schools, but especially at Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School, where students who feel that traditional high school
discussion of the resolution at the Feb. 3 city council meeting. The Broadway Business Improvement District was created in 2006 when merchants voted to establish the self-taxing district to provide funds to improve Englewood’s South Broadway business district. The district included businesses along Broadway from Yale to U.S. Highway 285. In 2013, a group of property owners successfully sought to dissolve the district. The dissolution was approved in July 2013. At that time, the remaining district physical and financial assets were transferred to the city. The council has held several discussions about what to do with the money.
doesn’t work for them to find their place. Offering a family-like environment and flexible schedules has helped CFAHS become one of the top performing alternative high schools in the state. But don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself what’s happening. Don’t listen to those who claim to know what is going on in our schools and would have you believe that our students don’t have enough choices when it comes to learning. I invite you to visit and decide for yourself, then let me know if you think our students aren’t getting a top-notch, individualized education right now. Please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to make an appointment to stop by. We’d love to have you. Duane Tucker is president of the Englewood Schools’ Board of Education.
Engewood Councilmember Steve Yates, center, introduces Englewood High School senior Scott Neff to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver. Neff, an intern for State Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, was invited to join Englewood city officials Jan. 22 when the congresswoman met with them. Photo by Tom Munds
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EHS student meets DeGette Scott Neff joins Englewood officials for Congresswoman’s visit By Tom Munds
tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Scott Neff said Jan. 22 turned out to be a special day because he got the opportunity to meet and talk with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette. The Englewood High School senior was invited to attend the Jan. 22 luncheon when DeGette met with Englewood city officials. “This is a special event for me,” he said after the meeting. “It was great to be in the audience at the event but very special to get the chance to talk to the congresswoman. She was very nice and interesting to talk to.” Neff was introduced to DeGette and he asked her what inspired her to run for elected office. “I love being a legislator,” the congresswoman said. “I enjoyed serving in the state Legislature and I have really enjoyed serving in Congress because I guess I have always liked to find a way to solve problems.”
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The 2013 programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics were well received and attended so the library is continuing the STEM programs this year. “This was a good presentation,” Davis
The EHS senior said he enjoyed her comments as well as her answers to his questions. Neff is an intern working for state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton. He said he met the state senator last year at Boy’s State and she accepted when he offered to volunteer as an intern for the 2014 legislative session. “I usually spent six to eight hours at the senator’s office at the state Capitol, depending on the homework load here at school. When I can’t get down to her office, the senator often has me do work for her at home,” he said. “It has been interesting to be an intern because I have got to do and see a lot of cool things like the opening of the legislative session.” He said he is glad to have the opportunity to learn a lot about politics by being a volunteer intern for the state senator because his future plans includes going into politics. Neff will continue as an intern until the close of the legislative session in May. He will also complete his required courses and will graduate from high school the same month. “I have enlisted the Marine Reserve program and, soon after graduation, I’ll be going to California for basic training,” he said. “That will definitely be different than what I am doing now and I am looking forward to it.”
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Funeral Homes said as the people were leaving. “We will be having STEM programs each Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. We’ll be assisted by representatives of the University of Denver Chemistry Department as we do hand-on experiments to seek to discover what is color.” The events are free and open to 5- to 11-year-olds. For more information visit the city’s website, www.englewoodgov.org, click on the pull-down menu labeled city departments and click on the library label.
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Tantalized taste buds in Lone Tree
An artist’s vision at Lone Tree Arts Center By Sonya Ellingboe
firstname.lastname@example.org “Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown,” says artist Ralph Nagel. Nagel, who began painting in 1991 while he was still a businessman — founder and owner of the Meridian Retirement Communities — paints in classic plein air style, in locations near and far. He has been invited to display his if you go work at the Lone Tree Arts Center “Places and Things… through March 2 An Artist’s Vision, as part of the Compaintings by Ralph Namissioners’ Choice gel, will be on display 2014 program and through March 2 at the will be on hand to Lone Tree Arts Center, meet art lovers at 10075 Commons St., a public reception Lone Tree. Hours: 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays p.m. Jan. 31. through Fridays and His solo exhibit prior to performances. is called “Places and Visit www.RalphNagel. Things — An Artcom for more inforist’s Vision” and it mation. will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in addition to before Lone Tree Arts Center performances. Nagel’s watercolors and oils are characterized by powerful brushstrokes, complex, subtle palettes of color and strong contrasts in dark and light. His onsite sketches in the American Southwest, Thailand and France have been developed into large watercolors and canvases in his Denver studio, re-
The Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel will host its second in a series of Tantalizing Tastes from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tantalizing Tastes, a wine edition, will feature five wines from Lone Tree Grill’s new wine list, created by Southern Wine & Spirits, and five scrumptious food dishes prepared by executive chef Joseph Westley, CEC. Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel is located at 9808 Sunningdale Blvd., in Lone Tree. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required for this limited seating event. Call 303-790-0202.
“Blue Roses” watercolor by Ralph Nagel, will be included in his solo show in the Commissioner’s Choice Series, at Lone Tree Arts Center through March 2. Courtesy photo taining the spontaneity of those sketches. The artist has degrees in architecture and city planning and he co-founded Studio 208, a group of Colorado artists who painted and exhibited together from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2011, he hosted a collaborative teaching space in the River North Arts District, RINO. The installation of this exhibit was designed by Lone Tree’s curator, Sally Perisho, who is recognized in the Denver arts community as a curator, writer and
photographer. Nagel was the 2012 winner of Littleton’s Own an Original Exhibit and held a solo show at the Littleton Museum in 2013. His paintings have been exhibited throughout Colorado and are in collections worldwide. A philanthropist, he is responsible for Nagel Art Studios, Nagel Residence Hall and a collection of paintings by Colorado artists at the University of Denver, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
‘Transit of Venus’ features female artists Sculptor Barbara Baer among 24 artists in RedLine exhibit By Sonya Ellingboe
email@example.com They float, they soar, some stand on the ground — poised to move… They are created in bright colors with steel and lighter materials. Barbara Baer of Denver has provided a lively note to many public spaces — indoors and out: civic buildings, university and college open areas, parks and outdoor commercial areas — in Colorado, across the U.S. and in Germany. While most of sculptor Barbara Baer’s focus is on “designing for indoor and outdoor public spaces,” she is pleased to be included in the “Transit of Venus,” exhibit of 60 works by about 24 women artists displayed at RedLine Gallery in Denver through Feb. 23. The exhibiting artists are all part of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, started by a group of artists and graduate students in Boulder in 1974. When the group formed, it was difficult for women to get into shows at museums, galleries and colleges or to win commissions for public art — a situation that has changed greatly in Colorado. Baer is at the forefront of change and has created numerous large pub-
“Scatterbrain” acrylic and steel sculpture by Barbara Baer is included in “Transit of Venus” at Redline Gallery through Feb. 23. Courtesy photo lic sculptures, including several in the south area: “Life in Motion” sails above the entrance to the Goodson Center in Centennial; “Open Skies” is suspended over the corridor at the Littleton Center that leads to the City Council Chambers;
“Illumination” is on if you go the grounds of Pine Grove Elementary “The Transit of VeSchool in Parker. nus” runs through Feb. She has two large 23 at RedLine Gallery, abstract pieces, dat2350 Arapahoe St., ed 2014, in the RedDenver, www.redlinLine show: “Scateart.org. Gallery hours: terbrain” of acrylic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesand steel, has floatdays through Fridays; ing elements of red, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturblack and clear madays and Sundays. 303terial in a sculpture 296-4448. Admission that measures 8 feet is free. by 9 feet by 7 feet and looks as though it might fly away. “Waterplay” measures 10 feet by 9 feet by 7 feet and features a pattern of blue waves on a clear acrylic base. It too looks like it’s moving continually. Baer grew up in southern Louisiana and first studied in New Orleans at Tulane University, then moved to Colorado, where she received an MFA from CU Boulder —and connected with Front Range Women in Visual Arts. “Transit of Venus” is the first RedLine show in a year devoted to art by women, collectively called “She Crossed the Line.” To follow: Chen Man: March 1 to April 27; Senga Nengudi: June 6 to July 20; Harmony Hammond: Aug. 2 to Sept. 28 and Judy Chicago: Oct. 10 to Nov. 30.
The place to be on Feb. 8 is at historic Olde Town Arvada for the city’s 13th annual Taste of Chocolate. The event celebrates everything chocolate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales of chocolate confection samples will benefit Ralston House, a child advocacy and resource center for neglected and abused children. Among the chocolate goodies offered: cakes, candies, brownies, fudge, chocolate drinks and more for just $1 per taste ticket (or six for $5). Tickets will be available at four locations: Town Square, DiCicco’s, DNote, & the Arvada Historical Society. Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada present the event, which also features: • Chocolate treasure hunt: From 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! • Chocolate cookie contest: A competition for amateur bakers to show off their cookie-baking skills. For more information on how to enter, call 720-898-7400. • Youth entertainment: Activities include storytelling, face painting and balloon artistry. • Carriage rides: Take a romantic ride with your sweetheart to view the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town. For more information, call 303-4206100 or visit www.historicarvada.org or www.arvadafestivals.com. Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 for the Ralston House.
Denver’s fit as a fiddle
Denver can boast being the best city in the U.S. for fitness in 2014, according to Yahoo Shine, which ranked “America’s 10 Best cities for Fitness.” No big shock since we’re a collection of outdoors and mountain lovers. Here’s what Yahoo wrote: “The Mile High City is miles above the rest when it comes to exercise. Between the incredible hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains, skiing in Winter Park Resort and the more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails around the city for biking, it’s no surprise that Denver tops our best cities for fitness list. Denver also has a citywide bike-sharing program, which is even more of an incentive for residents to be active.” Parker continues on Page 9
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Historic Littleton explores Masonic roots The stories behind Western Lodge No. 22
members and a copy of the Littleton Independent. The first Lodge meeting was Aug. 21, 1921. It was the sturdy brick building we see today with two white pillars and Masonic symbols on the facade. Members still care for it lovingly and it houses regular meetings of Masons, Eastern Star, Demolays, Rainbow Girls and Jobs Daughters. Everything in the upper meeting room has symbolic meaning, much of it not open for discussion, but Knox pointed out a photo of lawyer/Harvard graduate Adam Weston, for whom the Lodge was named. Three lighted tapers, two pillars holding globes, an altar set on black and white checkerboard tiles, symbolic of Solomon’s Temple, copies of the lodge’s charters and a picture of George Washington, who was an active Mason, were described. Any good man who asks to be a Mason can start his Masonic journey and women related to a Mason can start as Eastern Stars or Job’s Daughters. Rainbow Girls is open to any girl to join — which leads to how this meeting all came about. Historic Littleton board member Darlee Whiting first visited the Lodge as a Castle Rock teenager. She and others sought training so they could start a Rainbow Girls chapter in Castle Rock — which they did. Many years later, it occurred to her that it would certainly be a place of interest to her fellow history buffs, so she arranged for the meeting. For information about Historic Littleton Inc., which is open to anyone interested in local history, see the website, www.hlinc. org.
By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com Historic Littleton Inc. tries to have its annual meeting in one of Littleton’s historic buildings each year so that members can become better acquainted with the various parts and pieces that make up the city’s history. Located at a highly visible entrance to the downtown area, is Weston Lodge No. 22 at 5738 S. Rapp St. as one enters the downtown from Santa Fe drive. On Jan. 22, HLInc members gathered in the upstairs meeting hall at the lodge to learn about the building’s history from retired engineer Robin Knox, who — with assistance from several other members — led a tour of the building, talking about what they could comfortably discuss and skipping what they could not. When Littleton’s first settlers arrived on the banks of the South Platte River to search for gold in 1858, many gold hunters were already Masons, he said. By 1861, a Grand Lodge was established at Auraria — needed in order to grant other lodges permission to form. Colorado was still a territory at that time and by 1872, Littleton’s Weston Lodge was No. 22 in the sequence — recognized on March 1, 1872. Meetings were held for the first 49 years upstairs in the J.D. Hill General Store,
Weston Lodge 22, at 5718 S. Rapp St., Littleton, is a Littleton Historic Landmark. The organization was established in 1861 and the lodge’s cornerstone was laid in 1921. Courtesy photo by Mike Yost which is next door to the Lodge now. (Natural Surroundings and Three Chimneys). “Close quarters as the membership grew,” Knox commented. In 1911 the related ladies and brothers met to start a chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Manzanita No. 85. They met above the Littleton Independent on Main Street, using a piano the Masons helped to provide.
Both organizations needed more room and in July 1914 a building fund was set up to receive 25 percent of Lodge income. On Oct. 20, 1920, member I.W. Hunt donated land at the end of Main Street for a temple and building began with donated labor, materials, paint and more. The cornerstone was laid April 23, 1921, containing various symbolic items, a list of
Now arriving at Gate 14 B A juggling act of love interests By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@ coloradocommunitymedia.com As soon as one is seated in Town Hall Arts Center’s cozy theater, one can count seven doors behind a 1960s apartment’s living room furnishings. That’s an immediate clue to tonight’s play, the classic farce “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, as translated from the French by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans. It first played in Paris, then London in 1962 and had a Broadway revival in 2007, we learn from the director’s notes. It will be one of those door-slamming farces — entertaining when done well with perfect timing. And this one is indeed performed well. Director Robert Wells has chosen a cast with comic chops and rehearsed with them until the ins and outs — and slams and surprised expressions
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While Denver comes in at No. 1, four California cities — San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Los Angels — made the top 10.
Super Bowl treats
Because of a conflict with the Super Bowl, the Colorado Symphony’s Masterworks concert on Feb. 2 will begin at noon, instead of the original time of 2:30 p.m. The rescheduled concert will allow ticket holders and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which pits the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The
if you go “Boeing Boeing” plays through Feb. 9 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Downtown Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20-$40, 303-794-2787 ext. 5, www.townhallartscenter. com. — are executed with precision and at the same time with tongue firmly in cheek. American playboy Bernard (Damon Guerrasio) has a charming flat in Paris and the latest copy of airline timetables right next to the phone on his desk. Through a connection at Orly Airport, he meets lovely air hostesses and manages to be engaged to three at one time, which works well as given the regular schedules, he can count on only one fiancée in Paris at a time. “All the pleasures of a harem right here in Paris,” his friend Robert comments. “All you need is a timetable,” Bernard assures him.
Colorado Symphony will host a preconcert Broncos Breakfast at 11 a.m., to include coffee and orange and blue doughnuts. Tickets for the Feb. 2 concert are 50 percent off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double. Meanwhile, Zengo at 1610 Little Raven St. will be running its $35 bottomless brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the Broncos being in the Super Bowl. Zengo is offering an “Orange Crush” drink consisting of vodka and orange crush soda to be included in the bottomless brunch options for $7 (John Elway’s former number) on the a la carte menu. Call 720-904-0965 for reservations or more information.
A faster jet, bad weather, extra layover time and other factors interfere and chaos ensues, aided by the visit from his nerdy friend Robert (Casey Andree), who consistently says the wrong thing and is understandably confused about who is who. Bernard’s feisty American maid, Berdie (an excellent Leslie Randle Chapman), tries to maintain some semblance of order, changing out the appropriate photos and adapting the dinner menus as American Gloria (Lauren Bahlman), Italian Gabriella Cailin Doran) and German Gretchen (Nicole Campbell) arrive and depart. Dressed in primary colors, with nice costume details by newcomer Nicole Zausmer, these three are playing Bernard’s game too. Life-long commitment is not in the plan. The fast-paced production offers physical comedy, mistaken identities, innuendo, misunderstanding and considerable silliness. Expect to spend the evening laughing and head out into the night with not a single pressing issue weighing you down.
Eavesdropping on a woman on Facebook talking about her daughter: “Eliza fell and scraped her knee. As I cuddled her, I asked if she wanted some ice to help the pain. With giant tears rolling down her cheeks she said, `No, I want prosciutto.’ We are definitely raising a good little Italian.” 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 BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-619-5209.
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Fleming stars in ‘Rusalka’ The Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” on Feb. 8 will feature Renee Fleming singing what has become a signature role for her. The story of a water sprite’s tragic romance with a human prince is based on several folktales, including Hans Christian Anderson’s “Little Mermaid.” Theaters include: AMC Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock 12; Greenwood Plaza, Bel Mar. Some theaters will have a repeat performance at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Check with specific theaters for time for Feb. 8.
Made in America The Arapahoe Philharmonic’s Feb. 7 concert at 7:30 p.m. will be “Made in America,” including American Country Folk with the Trailriders; Gershwin’s “An American in Paris;” Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide.” Devin Patrick Hughes is conductor. Venue: Mission Hills
16 ($42-$58); 7:30 p.m. Feb 12, 13; 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 ($42-$58). Call 720-509-1000 or buy online, www. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org. Tickets are subject to a $3 fee.
Great Backyard Bird Count Church, 620 South Park Dr., Littleton. Tickets: $25/$20/$5, 303-7811892 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F.)
Some enchanted evening… “South Pacific in Concert” will be presented Feb. 12 to 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, starring Thaddeus Valdez as Emile DeBecque; Lauren Shealy as Nellie Forbush; Randy St. Pierre as Lt. Cable, Paul Dwyer as Billis. Wendell Vaughn is music director. The concert version was originally adapted by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit in 2006. Performances: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 ($25); 1:30 p.m. Feb. 15,
Families are invited to the Audubon Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 15 to learn how to identify and count birds. The event is part of the 17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from Feb. 14 to 17. The center is on Waterton Road, off Wadsworth Boulevard at the south end of Chatfield State Park. There will be crafts for kids and a scavenger hunt, as well as instructions on creating a healthy bird habitat in your backyard. More than 100 countries are participating in the count at present, reporting results to the Cornell University Ornithology Department (find instructions online). This effort by citizen scientists helps professional sci-
Renee Fleming will sing in the Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcast on Feb. 8 in Rusalka.”The role is a signature one for her as she auditioned with the aria “Song to the Moon” 25 years ago and has performed it many times since. Courtesy photo entists keep track of bird populations, which are changing habits and habitats due to global warming. The event is free, although donations are welcome. For information call 303-973-9530 or visit www.denveraudubon.org.
Classical Music Meets Architecture Forty-two Colorado Symphony musicians will perform from clas-
sic symphonies by Beethoven, Handel, Haydn, Schuman and Mozart. Denver architect Dennis Humphries and conductor Scott O’Neil will comment on classic architecture in a multi-media performance at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $36-$48 plus a $3 service fee, call 720509-1000 or visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church & School
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org Castle Rock First United
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
Plans Gone Astray? To whom will you go when you’re out of ideas? There are times when we simply need a gracious God to guide us. Come and join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway. For directions and any questions about our ministry, contact Pastor Craig: (303) 883–7774 Immanuel Lutheran Mission is a member congregation of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
Services: Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am
Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com
Douglas County’s only Synagogue, Hebrew School and Preschool No membership required www.DenverJewishCenter.com
Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
Church of Christ
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm
Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)
Connect – Grow – Serve
8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org
LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA
Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church
Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am
Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org
United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808
Community Church of Religious Science
An Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751 “Loving God - Making A Difference”
A place for you
Denver Tech Center
Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life
worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel
Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village (nearby I-25 and Arapahoe Rd.)
303 798 6387 Meets at the Marriott DTC 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
10 am every Sunday Free parking
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Sunday Worship 8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am
Spiritual Ancestry Pastor Mark Brewer
Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am Sunday
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org
...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138
Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)
New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service
& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.
Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.
www.P a r k er C C R S.org P.O. Box 2945—Parker CO 80134-2945
Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Open and Welcoming
at the Parker Mainstreet Center
Congregation Beth Shalom
www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510 9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126
To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email
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Chasing a dream
The Dream Chaser 4, a rainbow-colored Learjet 35, departed Centennial Airport on Jan. 20 for a weeklong tour as part of a special project led by International Jet Aviation Services to benefit children of Make-AWish Colorado, as well as other Make-A-Wish chapters in neighboring states. “It’s all part of an effort to give something back to the community,” said William Milam, International Jet co-founder. Milam said certain preventive maintenance milestones require the eight-passenger aircraft to be stripped of its exterior paint, completely inspected and X-rayed. Prior to the inspection date, he said the aircraft receives temporary rainbow paint job and is used to give Make-A-Wish kids a private jet experience and bird’s eye view of the city. The Dream Chaser project is a nonprofit volunteer effort supported by International Jet employees, as well as outside partners and donors who help cover paint and fuel costs.
With the sun in her hair and a balloon in her hand, 8-year-old Jamie Crook of Centennial strikes a pose next to the IJet Dream Chaser 4, a colorful Learjet 35 that helped grant the wish of a dozen Make-AWish kids at Centennial Airport , Monday, Jan. 20.
Loud and inbound, the IJet Dream Chaser 4, a Learjet 35, arrives at the International Jet Aviation ramp at Cnetennial Airport on Monday, Jan. 20 to help grant wishes for a dozen local Make-A-Wish kids. The volunteer project is an effort spearheaded by International Jet employees and partners.
Photos courtesy of Deborah GriGsby smith
Why does Littleton celebrate Australia Day? Children of sister-city founders visit Bega Park By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org Proving once again that Littleton’s friendship knows no borders, residents welcomed the children of the men who started the country’s first Sister City Exchange Program to Bega Park on Jan. 25, Australia Day. “He would be very proud that this has continued on, and that this group has continued to come together,” said Sally Atchison, the daughter of former Littleton Independent publisher Houstoun Waring. The Littleton/Bega Sister City Exchange was established by Waring and Curly Annabel, the editor of a newspaper in Bega, Australia, after the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency made the film “Small Town Editor” in 1951. The agencies showed it in foreign countries to encourage an independent press to compete with government-controlled news. It was filmed in Littleton and featured Waring, who had achieved national recognition for his editorials on foreign affairs. Bruce Annabel remembers that the two men didn’t always agree on politics, as his father was more conservative than the vociferously liberal Waring. “But they were able to be cordial and respect each other’s views,” he said. “I think
things like this at the grassroots level help cement the relationship at the government level.” As a few dozen folks in Littleton gathered to raise the Australian flag and sing “Waltzing Matilda,” Bega, Australia, was in full-on party mode. According to the Bega District News, the day kicked off with free breakfast on the barbie in its reciprocally named Littleton Park, along with activities for the kids, car shows, a fire brigade and local musicians. Other activities aren’t so familiar to Westerners. There were “showbags,” which Wikipedia calls a unique feature of Australian fairs. They are themed gift bags usually promoting a manufacturer like Barbie or general interests like pirates. A mobile playgroup also visited; this is a program funded by the Australian government that takes all sorts of fun to children in remote areas, sort of like a traveling day care. Bega residents also honored the 2013 Bega Valley Shire Citizen of the Year, 20-year-old Ryan Campbell, who is first teenager to fly solo around the world. The Bega District News writes that his flight began in Wollongong on June 30, 2013, and took 70 days to complete. He travelled more than 24,000 nautical miles in 180 hours, and made 34 stops in 15 countries on four continents. “What he remembers best about the flight was crossing the Pacific Ocean, visiting the world’s biggest air-show, AirVenture in Osh Kosh, USA, and landing at Kitty
Sally Atchison and Bruce Annabel stand with a monument to their fathers. Houstoun Waring and Curly Annabel started the first Sister City program in the nation, resulting in a long friendship between Littleton and Bega, Australia. Photo by Jennifer Smith Hawk in North Carolina, the very scene of the Wright brothers’ first flight,” writes the Australian newspaper. “He will also remember flying over icebergs, the tropics and castles as well the scary weather and the storms. Most importantly, he will remember it as a life-changing lesson and one he can use to motivate other young people to face their fears and follow their dreams.” Campbell certainly gives Australia reason to celebrate what’s great about their
country, a goal of the Australian Day Council. Its website explains that Australia Day is the anniversary of the arrival of the British and the first raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788. “It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation,” reads the council’s website. “It’s the day for us to recommit to making Australia an even better place for the future.”
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Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail email@example.com. ProfEssional amErican association of University Women, LittletonEnglewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in activities that further the goals of equity for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Meetings usually are Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time is followed by business meeting and informative program on subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Linda Shell at 303-796-7702. dEnvEr invEstor Club meets the first Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a nonprofit educational club. EnglEwood chaPtEr of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-9140180 or visit www.coloradojaycees.org. lEtiP intErnational, local chapter, is a professional referral organization that meets at Maggiano’s at the Denver Tech Center, 7401 S. Clinton St., in Englewood. A Highlands Ranch chapter meets at LePeep’s, 7156 E. County Line Road. Call 303-789-7898 or visit www.letip.com. narfE (national Active and Retired Federal Employees), Chapter 1089 was merged into Chapter 81. The membership meetings are from noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of every month, with an optional lunch at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Post 1, at the Southeast corner of I-25 and Yale Ave (5400 E Yale). All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For information call, Hank at 303-779-4268 or Darlene at 303-771-2024. rEcrEation
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healthy activity for all. Call 303-798-4472.
PoEtry night honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading poetry at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. Take originals or an old favorite to read to others. Readings will be limited to five minutes. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. All styles of poetry are welcome. Call 303-777-5352.
men and women in the Englewood area who are interested in serving the community. Please join the Lions for breakfast and a weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club.
thE rotary Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit rotaryclubofenglewood.org.
homEcoming inc. offers caregivers of low-income seniors who are frail, disabled or unable to live alone without care in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties respite care. Assistance includes personal care and homemaking. Call Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson or Trini Martinez at 303-526-2318 for an application and information.
friEndshiPs arE Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-791-9283.
gracE chaPEl Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-7994900 or visit www.gracechapel.org.
araPahoE sErtoma Club meets on Thursdays at the Engle-
wood Elks Club, 3690 S. Jason, Englewood. Contact Ken Kelley at 303-789-9393 or email@example.com.
daughtErs of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter
meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-9797550.
daughtErs of the British Empire is a national organization
with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-3471311, or visit www.dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available.
sErtoma club of DTC meets on Thursdays at Mangia Bevi Restaurant, Englewood. Contact David Oppenheim at 303-8507888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
kiwanis club of Englewood believes it has an obligation to be involved in community projects. Members meet Wednesdays 7 a.m. at The Neighborhood Grille 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. Everyone is welcome to join and have breakfast on Kiwanis. Call 303-783-9523. toastmastErs - Meridian Midday. Experienced profession-
als and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters. www.meridianmidday.com
nEwcomErs at Grace Chapel in Englewood welcomes women who are new to the Denver area. Learn about the group’s ongoing Bible study, make new friends, and be encouraged about God’s faithfulness and what happens after the boxes are unpacked. Call Carolyn Chandler at 303-660-4042 for information on welcome teas, Bible study, field trips and get acquainted luncheons.
kilowatt Eights is for people interested in square dancing. Dances are the first, third and fifth Friday each month at Malley Senior Center in Englewood. Call Ron at 303-759-4862.
EmbroidErErs guild of America Colorado Chapter meets at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334.
mountainEErs squarE Dance Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd., Englewood, to square dance. Dances start at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. This is a
widowEd mEn and women of America, Come join us thE EnglEwood Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday B:10.25” and make new friends and share in a variety of activities. Our at the Grill at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The T:10.25”monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 5 change in time is being made to better accommodate working S:10.25”p.m. at Rox Bar and Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, in Jefferson
chErry crEEk Anglers meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday in the Lodge Meeting Room at Gander Mountain Sports, 14000 E. Jewell Ave. Call Dennis at 303-841-3612.
rotary club of Denver Tech Center meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood. Call Larry McLaughline at 303-741-1403.
County. For more information call Mel at 303-973-8688or Nan at 728-981-1841.
south suburban Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at Maggiano’s, 7401 S. Clinton St. The brunch includes a feature and an inspirational speaker. For details, reservations and complimentary nursery, call Rachel Lee at 303-866-1444 or e-mail rllee58@ gmail.com. whatcha rEadin’ meets at 7 p.m. monthly at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. If having a prescribed reading list isn’t appealing, but gushing about an amazing or horrible read is, this is the right book club. Discuss books and get recommendations from other avid readers. Call 303-777-5352. suPPort adult childrEn of Elderly Parents, a Denver-area group of caregivers and relatives of elderly looking for support and resources, meets twice monthly at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood. Meetings often include speakers from medical, counseling and housing services. Call Marina at 720-272-2846. brEast cancEr Support Group meets Tuesdays 5:306:30 p.m. at Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, second floor Conference Center, Spruce B. Patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome to attend. Meetings are free and open to the public. RSVP to Kelly Topf, oncology patient care coordinator, at 303-319-8638. hEPatitis c Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1000 Englewood Parkway from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact is Deidrea at 303-504-1853. lung cancEr Support Group meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., in the secondfloor Conference Center, Spruce B, in Englewood. Patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public. To reserve a spot call Kelly Topf, oncology patient care coordinator, at 303-319-8638. mEridian Parkinson’s Support Group is a unique group. The group is open for Parkinson’s patients and their care-givers. The group will divide into patients in one group and care-givers in another at the April meeting, so that people will be able to get into particular issues and problems and share the successes and failures we experience in dealing with Parkinson’s disease.Attend meetings at 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the Sky Room of the Meridian building, 3455 S. Corona, Englewood. For more information, contact Gail Greenwood, facilitator, at 303 805 3590
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Englewood Herald 13 January 31, 2014
Englewood falls short to Skyview Pirates outscored down the stretch By Tom Munds
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The Jan. 24 Englewood-Skyview boys basketball game put two evenly matched teams on the court but the Wolverines’ run in the closing minutes earned them a 50-45 win. “This was a tough game and one I thought we could win,” Pirates coach Dave Chapman said. “Unfortunately, they beat us on the defensive boards down the stretch and that proved to be the difference.” Englewood had little time to consider the tough loss as they began a four-game home stand Jan. 28 against Elizabeth to close out the first round of games against league opponents. Action at Englewood resumes Jan. 31 against Fort Morgan, continues Feb. 4 against Fort Lupton and the Pirates remain on the home court Feb. 7 against Weld Central. Home games are usually triple-headers with the C team tipoff at 4:15 p.m., the JV game starting at 5:30 and the varsity game scheduled to start at 7:15. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with school identification. A single ticket is good for all three games. Englewood went into the Jan. 24 game looking for its first league win while the Wolverines came into the contest with a 2-3 league mark. The game proved to be a see-saw battle. It was a fast-paced game between two teams playing similar styles. Both teams pushed the ball quickly up the court and fired passes around until a player had an open shot. Both teams hit some outside shots and both teams scored in close so the low-scoring battle was tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter and the Wolverines were up 21-20 at halftime. Skyview still held a single-point advantage going into the final quarter, 30-29. The Wolverines scored the first eight points of the fourth period but, at the 3:26 mark, the Pirates battled back and took the lead 4138. Skyview regained the lead at 45-43 on a pair of free throws with 51 seconds left in the game. The Wolverines went on to put in a basket and hit free throws to ice the win, 50-45.
Englewood’s Jordan Engel (24) goes up to try to block a shot during the Pirates Jan. 24 game against Skyview. The game was close the whole way but Skyview hit key free throws in the final minute to win, 50-45. Photos by Tom Munds “I can’t complain about the effort. The guys played hard and it was a tough battle and we came out on the short end of the score,” Chapman said. “We have Elizabeth next, which will be tough. Then, we have three home games against three league teams we played tough on the road. Hopefully, we can put together all three phases of the game, offense, defense and rebounding. If we do, we’ll get some more wins this season.” Senior Isiah Mestas was the scoring leader with 13 points that included three baskets from three-point range. “It was a tough game, a tough defensive battle all night,” he said after the game. “I hit some from three-pointers tonight. I prefer to take the mid-range jump shot but Skyview was clogging up the middle of the floor so I just pulled up outside the threepoint line and took the shot.” Mestas had 13 points while Sean Bowering had 12 points and led the team in
Englewood’s Isiah Mestas brings the ball up the court despite the efforts of the Skyview defender during the Jan. 24 boys basketball game. It was a seesaw battle but Skyview got points down the stretch to win, 50-45. rebounds with seven. Tristan Sisneros had eight points while Gavin Phillips and Jordan Engel each scored six points for the Pirates.
Skyview hit six of eight three-pointers and 12 of 18 foul shots. Englewood only got to shoot three foul shots and hit two of those.
pirates face numbers challenge on mats Already-small wrestling roster hampered by ineligible athletes By Tom Munds
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Englewood faces the challenge of tough opponents at each wrestling match plus the team faces the numbers challenge. “We have a small roster to start with and are not able to fill every weight,” Pirates coach Jim Potter said during the Jan. 23 met at Sheridan High School. “All the guys keeping eligible under the new rules have been an issue from time to time. Today for example we only have three guys who are eligible to compete at this meet.” The Pirates had two previously postponed dual meets this week, with Alameda on Jan. 29 and Jefferson on Jan. 30. Englewood travels to Valley High School for a tournament Feb. 1. Englewood, Mullen, Kennedy and Sheridan took part in the Jan. 23 event at Sheridan with each team wrestling three dual matches. The Pirates’ thin lineup consisted of
Englewood’s Kevin Mahler seeks to put his opponent’s shoulders to the mat for a pin during his match at the team’s round-robin tournament Jan. 23 at Sheridan High School. Mahler scored a pin in the match and was the only one of the three Pirate wrestlers to win a match in that dual. Photo by Tom Munds 138-pounder Dan Westra, 198-pounder Kevin Mahler and 285-pounder Tony Scaggiari. “The season is going OK for me so far,” Scaggiari said as he waited to wrestle. “I’m
doing better than last year. I think that is because of having a year’s varsity experience behind me plus all the people I practice with are stronger and the coaches are helping me improve my techniques.”
He said he does face a challenge wrestling heavyweight because he only weighs about 260. Scaggiari said most of the opponents are heavier, which makes it tougher for him, particularly when he is on the mat. “I decided to come out for wrestling because I was playing football and everyone urged me to wrestle,” he said. “I think wrestling made me a better football player last year.” He said he is looking to lose weight so he can compete in the 220-pound weight division. “I have to work hard to drop the weight,” the junior said. “But I feel sure I can do it so next season I’ll be at 220.” He said his strategy is to take his opponent down early in the match because he works better when he has the upper hand when they are on the mat. He added that it was very hard for him when the other wrestler has the upper hand when they are on the mat partially because most of the opponents weigh 20 to 25 pounds more than he does. “I am stronger than I was last season,” he said. “I plan to wrestle next season and it is my goal to get even stronger so I can do well at 220.”
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Two Pirates sign letters of intent Ceremony held as Kavinsky, Daughtry accept college scholarships
ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball
By Tom Munds
tmunds@ coloradocommunitymedia.com About 100 classmates, friends and family gathered Jan. 27 for a short ceremony as Englewood High School seniors Kadie Kavinsky and Elijah Daughtry signed letters of intent to play soccer for Midland University in Fremont, Neb. “We don’t have a lot of letter-of-intent events so we decided to invite students to attend this one,” said Paul Evans, EHS athletic director. “Today is also significant as we are holding it in the commons of the new portion of the high school.” Greg Jarosik, Midland’s women’s soccer coach, said he had a strong local connection because EHS soccer coach Chris Kavinsky had been a graduate assistant with him at Midland. “Chris talked about Kadie so we came to see her play,” Jarosik said. “This is my first recruiting class, I was impressed by Kadie’s soccer skills and decided to sign her. We also saw Elijah play, and I felt she would be an asset to our team so we offered her a scholarship as well.” The Warriors are a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics team. They have finished in the top four in the 12-team conference for each of the last eight years. “I feel these young women will help us build our team,” the Warriors coach said. “I believe they can fit right into our system and immediately have an impact for us.”
Prep sports Scoreboard Englewood 47, Denver West 77 Sean Bowering had a great night against Denver West scoring 24 points for Englewood. Bowering also had 11 rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Isiah Mestas had five assists for the Pirates. Englewood 45, Skyview 50 Isiah Mestas scored 13 points and had six assists in the close game against Skyview 50-45. Sean Bowering had seven rebounds and Jordan Engel had three blocks. Colton Korinek had four deflections in the game. Englewood 48, Vista Peak Prep 79 Sean Bowering scored 15 points while Isiah Mestas scored 12 in a loss against Vista Peak Prep. Bowering had seven rebounds, two assists and three steals. Austin Trail had three assists and Colton Korinek had three blocks.
Midland University women’s soccer coach Greg Jarosik, center, helps Englewood High School senior Kadie Kavinsky prepare to sign her letter of intent to attend Midland in Fremont, Neb.. Kavinsky’s teammate Elijah Daughtry, right, waits her turn sign the letter of intent to attend Midland and play soccer for the Warriors. Photo by Tom Munds Last year, Elijah Daughtry was the leading scorer for the Pirates girls soccer team with 37 goals and three assists. Kadie Kavinsky was the team’s No. 2 scorer with 17 goals and five assists. Their efforts helped the Pirates post an 11-3 season record. Daughtry said she was excited to sign the letter of intent with Midland University. “I was kind of surprised by the number of colleges that contacted me,” she said. “I took my time and, when I visited Midland I really felt good about the college. It was a good fit for me. I am looking forward to attending the school and playing soccer
there.” She said she plans to study criminal justice. Kavinsky agreed she was surprised by the number of college that contacted her. “I looked at the offers and I visited some of the schools,” she said. “Like Elijah, when I visited Midland, it felt like a fit for me. I was impressed with the new soccer stadium they are building, I liked the soccer players I met and I like the coach. I am excited to go there.” She said she plans to study business at Midland.
Girls basketball Englewood 27, Skyview 40 Sophomore Ty Lucas led the Pirates in points with eight followed by senior Miranda Holman with four points. Senior Kadie Kavinsky and junior Dominique Daughtry scored four points as well. Lucas had 10 rebounds and Kavinsky had four assists. Daughtry had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Freshman Sydney Gonzales had five rebounds and five steals. Junior Maddie Smith had five rebounds and Holman had four rebounds and two steals.
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Government Legals Public Notice CITY OF SHERIDAN NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE On the 22nd day of January, 2014, the City Council of the City of Sheridan, Colorado, approved on first reading the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 1-2014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHERIDAN, COLORADO, ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS 3371 W. HAMPDEN AVENUE Copies of aforesaid Ordinance are available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, City of Sheridan, 4101 South Federal Blvd., Sheridan, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 4644 First Publication: January 31, 2014 Last Publication: January 31, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald
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NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.
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Seeking The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District is accepting applications for the fulltime position of Parks and Open Space Manager. Under the general supervision of the District Manager, plans, schedules, coordinates, and supervises the work of crews performing landscaping, turf maintenance, tree maintenance and repair projects of District owned parks and Open Spaces and trails. Oversees and evaluates the Community Center building maintenance, trails, and all storm water ponds the District is responsible to maintain. Serves as District representative in all new projects assigned to Parks and Open Space. Plans and coordinates the Districts water conservation program, and holds community events to present the program orally and to encourage the proper use of water. Produces educational and promotional publications as required. For the full job description and desired qualifications please see our website at www.cpnmd.org Apply Applicants are encouraged to submit examples of conservation programs, community outreach communications or other examples of community based programs that they have developed or have been in charge of. Salary is commensurate with experience.
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Castle Pines North Metro District is a special district that was established in 1984. The Metro District provides water, wastewater and storm water services and oversees the District-owned parks, trails and open spaces within the community. The Metro District currently serves the Castle Pines North population of nearly 10,000, and has more than 3,200 residential and business customers. Website: www.cpnmd.org
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