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CLOWNING AROUND

Bill seeks extended bar hours Watering holes could stay open as late as 4:30 a.m. By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com A legislative committee said “cheers” to a bill that would allow bars to stay open later, despite concerns that the measure could lead to more drunks being on the streets in the early morning hours. House Bill 1132 would allow cities and counties to determine for themselves whether to allow bars to stay open until 4:30 a.m — two and a half hours past the current statewide cutoff time of 2 a.m. Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, the bill sponsor, pointed to violent crime that occurs in downtown Report Denver at bar closing time, as motivation behind her bill. Duran said that when all bars close at the same time, “drunks spill into LoDo streets.” She said that by allowing bars to stay open later, patrons will leave at 2, 3 or 4 in the morning, instead of the mass exodus that happens now. “This has been an issue that has been ongoing in the City of Denver for a long time,” Duran said. Her original drafting of the bill would have allowed bars to stay open until 7 a.m. However, the bill was amended to a 4:30 cutoff at the start of a House hearing last week. Business groups and the Colorado Restaurant Association backed the bill after Duran filed an amendment that allowed local governments to let bars stay open later, but would not give cities and counties permission to reduce bar business hours. Duran and legislation supporters said that the 2 o’clock bar closings put a strain on police who are doing their best to patrol downtown areas. Allowing bars to stay open later could help police with crowd control, supporters said. LoDo business owner Paula Grey said that that the “2 a.m. dump of thousands of people” into downtown streets needs to come to an end. “This bill is addressing public safety,” she said. Not everyone agrees. Fran Lanzer, of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said the bill could increase the number of drunks getting behind the wheel, through all hours of the night. Hannah Kenny, of Centennial, also worried about the possible dangers associated with people being able to party into the early morning hours. “That’s just terrifying to me,” she said. “I just don’t see the sense from the safety perspective why they should be open later.” The committee voted 12-1 to move the bill to a full vote in the House. The lone dissent came from Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, who worried about people leaving bars after they close in one town, and then driving across city lines to bar hop at other watering holes that stay open later.

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Littleton resident Tammy Lichvar, left, gets help adjusting her wig from Colorado Clowns President Molly “Skiddles” Kleeman during a Feb. 2 class at the school. Nine students are halfway through this year’s session being held in Englewood. Turn to Page 12 for more. Photo by Tom Munds

High school demolition delayed Temporary halt needed for crews to remove asbestos By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Silence instead of the growl of the equipment and the crash of falling walls engulfed the Englewood High School site as the building demolition slowed to a crawl last week so crews can safely remove asbestos from the remaining wing of the school. “The demolition is about 40 percent complete but the company put it on hold as the focus shifts to abatement of the asbestos in the utility tunnels,” said Brian Ewert, school superintendent. “The estimate is it will take about two weeks to remove the asbestos. But the contractor assures me the demolition project will still resume so phase two construction can get underway. The estimate is phase 2 will be finished as planned by the end of 2014.” The tunnels were created under the remaining wing of the building to carry the utilities throughout the school. The abatement is necessary to remove asbes-

The artistic concept of the seventh- through 12-grade campus being built on the Englewood High School site. The project is scheduled to be completed by December of this year. Courtesy art tos in the pipe insulation and in the dirt floor of the tunnel. The demolition and asbestos removal are part of the project that will create a new, up-to-date seventh- through 12thgrade campus on the Englewood High School site.

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Englewood residents made the high school transformation possible when they voted to approve a $40 million bond issue funding for the project. The school district also received an $8 million state grant to help finance it. Phase one was completed late last year. The phase included demolition of the north portion of the school, including the auto shop, wood shop and swimming pool so crews could construct the new gymnasium and wing that will eventually be home to the middle school, plus the cafeteria as well as the student commons areas. The work was completed early and, over the Thanksgiving break, high school and Demolition continues on Page 5


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A girl’s journey of acceptance Someone, perhaps her mother, left her on a bench near a bus stop in Beijing. Because she had no identification records of any kind, doctors estimated she was about 3 years old based on weight and height. A woman found her and took her to a welfare institute — an orphanage — where she lived until an American family adopted her and brought her into their home. She was 4 1/2. Today, Wenxia Sweeney is 16. Straight, glossy hair the color of dark chocolate frames, a face with brown eyes that express emotion with transparent honesty, and a wide, easy smile that conveys contentment. But it hasn’t always been this way. And she knows, without a doubt, there will be times when it won’t always stay that way. Because judgment may leave, but it inevitably returns. For a person defined by two worlds — one clearly visible — it arrives in unexpected moments. “What kind of Asian are you?” The sudden question, blurted recently in a school hallway, came from a girl who didn’t know her. Pause. Shock. “Chinese.” “OK,” the girl said. Wenxia watched her walk away and thought: Ignorance, not meanness. But that’s the predicament. “I’m in some ways homeless,” she says. “On the outside, I’m not accepted here, but I’m accepted on the inside. In China, I’d be accepted on the outside — I’d look like an insider — but as soon as I opened my mouth, you could tell I’m not from there.” As soon as Wenxia begins to talk, you can tell she’s from here, an average American teenager who, as she puts it, goes to school, eats, sleeps and occasionally gets bad grades. At the same time, “everything else in my life is not average,” she says. “I am adopted

— that’s not average. … When I celebrate my birthday — that could be my actual birthday, but I don’t know. When I tell people my name, it’s kind of bittersweet because I don’t know my actual name that I was given at birth.” But she is certain about her family. “There’s not a doubt in my mind — these are my parents,” she says. “They’ve always been Mom and Dad.” Sharon Sweeney remembers the first time she and her husband, Tim, saw Wenxia. They were in the waiting room at the welfare institute, placing fingerprints onto paperwork, when Tim looked up and said, “There she is.” “She was so little — we didn’t expect her to be so little,” Sharon says. “And she was so frightened. It just kind of broke your heart.” She came home to a sister, Tim’s and Sharon’s biological child, who was one year older and fair-haired and fair-skinned like her parents. Children at school soon pointed out that Wenxia wasn’t. “I’ve never known what it’s like to live with a family that looks like me,” she says. But “it’s never really bugged me that I look different than my parents. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.” Throughout elementary and middle school, however, the way she looked generated other gestures and comments: Students who pulled their eyes back. Assumptions she was automatically smarter because she was Asian. Questions about whether she ate rice every day. “I felt bad because it was just my physical appearance,” Wenxia says. “They were judg-

ing me because of something I can’t change before they ever get to know me.” She didn’t understand prejudice. But the transition to high school was the most difficult. The words, uttered by a handful of students, wounded deeply. “Communist.” “Yellow.” “Small-eyed.” “Chink.” “Immigrant,” with the F-word attached. She didn’t say anything at first, she says, because she didn’t recognize it as bullying or racism. “Since I didn’t recognize the situation for what it was, I didn’t know how to protect or defend myself.” But she learned, with the support of her family and longtime counselor. “We’ve always tried to instill confidence in her as a person,” Sharon says. “She’s just great at internalizing the positive things that you say and the positive things you put out there for her.” Through all this and through her history classes, Wenxia has discovered she’s not been alone in her experience. Humanity’s flaw, she says, is we judge as soon as we see. “It’s not just Asian. It’s African-American. It’s Hispanic. It’s all different races. ... It’s always been a problem in this country,” dating back through the ages and various immigrant populations. And even though she’s never been prone to stereotyping or making jokes about a person’s ethnicity, “it makes me really think twice before I speak,” Wenxia says. “I have before thought things that were judgmental … so now I think twice about what I’m saying. I’m also more aware when other people are doing this kind of stuff verbally and I can tell them to knock it off.” Her message is simple: Learn acceptance. Wenxia is in a good place. She is more confident at a different high school this year. She has challenging academic classes. She has goals. She has a good

NEWS IN A HURRY Elati Street construction

The company, Q3 Contracting, will be working through February along South Elati Street from U.S. Highway 285 to Kenyon on a natural gas main replacement project for Xcel Energy. The construction will limit parking along Elati Street for visitors to the Englewood Police and Fire Building at 3615 S. Elati St. Parking is available in the Miller Field lot and along other area streets. There also may be traffic detours and delays but there are no plans to interrupt RTD bus service.

Super Bowl bet

The United Methodist Churches in the Denver area have a bet on the Super Bowl with the denomination churches in Seattle. The bet is which city’s churches can collect the most food for needy families. Each church will decide where the food it collects goes. The results are expected about mid-week after the game but the real winners are needy families.

group of friends on whom she can depend. And as always, she has her family. “I know who I am and if someone wants to judge me for that … it’s not right, but it’s not on me.” She is learning Chinese. She wants to travel everywhere. But one day, she’d like to return to China, to discover the piece of her left behind, and possibly search for her parents, find the answer to why they gave her up. She wants to change the world, help people see their worth. Somehow. Her voice trembles just a bit. “Even if that means one person, even if I just change one person, that would mean the world to me.” Sharon often thinks about Wenxia’s mother in China. “I don’t know why her mom had to lose her in order for us to get her.” Emotion clouds her voice. “What a brave woman she was to let that child go. Taking your 3-yearold by the hand and leading her someplace and knowing you’ll probably never see her again. … That shows how much she loved her.” The details of that day are fuzzy in Wenxia’s mind. She remembers only she was never alone at the bus stop and someone’s hand held hers the entire time. That day, the day she was found, became her birthday. Wenxia’s right. That’s not your average birthday. It’s a particularly special day, a day worthy of great celebration for a little girl who would get that chance to change the world by standing up to intolerance and teaching us what she had learned. Acceptance. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303-566-4110.

SO MUCH INSIDE THE HERALD THIS WEEK

Talent show auditions

There were 49 performers who took part in the Jan. 25 auditions for the Night of Stars Talent Show. The talent categories were voice, music and variety. The performers auditioned according to age group. The talent show will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Hampden Hall. Hampden Hall is located on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Admission for the show is $5.

Power of the sun: Englewood City Council explores membership in solar garden. Page 4

College offers tax help

Arapahoe Community College will once again serve as a location for the Tax Help Colorado program in 2014. The program, free to families who earned less than $50,000 in 2013, offers taxpreparation services from IRS-certified college students. They are available each Friday from Jan. 31 through March 14, from noon to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit www.piton.org.

Pirates poised for regionals: Englewood wrestlers will compete in the 4A competition in Greeley next week. Page 20

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A classic tale: 'Cinderella' springs to life on stage in Denver. Page 16

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Council looks at solar project Englewood briefed on possible membership in solar garden By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com During the Jan. 27 study session, the Englewood City Council learned about the program allowing the city to purchase panels in the solar garden in Aurora and asked that staff members gather additional information about city participation in the project. The solar garden was one issue on the list of unfunded public improvement projects city staff recommended be funded. The community-owned solar garden in Aurora is operated and maintained by Clean Energy Collective. Mike Flaherty, deputy city manager, told the council the company allows residents, businesses and municipalities from Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties to purchase solar panels and receive monthly credits from Xcel Energy for the power produced by those panels. The proposal presented to the city council outlined offered three options - option one to purchase 42 panels at a cost of $36,550; option two to purchase 79 panels at a cost of $68,750; and option three to work with the golf course to purchase 235 panels at a cost of $204,500. The information provided to the city council stated under option one, the city would realize utility bill savings return

This is one of the several arrays of solar panels in place in the community-owned solar garden located in eastern Aurora. Englewood City Council was briefed on the idea of the city purchasing solar panels in the garden that would provide utility bill savings. Courtesy photo on equal to 14.3 percent of the investment in the first year. Utility bill savings are estimated to equal the full investment in seven years while over 20 years, the payback is estimated to be 378 percent of investment. Option two would provide a 12.8 percent first-year payback, a payback of investment in eight years and a 334 percent of investment payback in 20 years. Option 3 projections would be for

utility bill savings of 15.5 percent of the investment and full investment payback as a result of utility bill savings in less than seven years. The estimated utility bill savings over 20 years would be 412 percent of investment. Amy Thompson of CEC told the council the proposal is to contract for a 20-year-agreement with investment repayment in utility savings from seven to eight years, depending on the size of the

number of panels purchased. Repayment for the three proposed city investments over 20 years could amount to 334 to412 percent of the panel purchase costs. Company-provided information states the array is located on almost four acres of land off North Tower Road in Aurora. There are 2,119 panels in the array that produce almost 498 kilowatts of power. The system went on line in November, 2013. The information said, over 20 years, the output of the solar panels would reduce CO2 emissions by 13,500 tons, Mike Malone, senior vice president of Clean Energy Collective, said a number of communities are interested in the project. He said some communities have decided to invest in the array while others like Englewood and Littleton are talking about it. All the solar panels are in the solar garden. Malone said the investment is a one-time price, if you move, the benefits go with you and you are free to sell your interest in the system. He said the purchase price covers all operations and maintenance for the 20-year life of the contract. Councilmember Linda Olson said the project is interesting and had a significant payback. The consensus of the council was agreed with Olson and they wished to have staff look into the project and come back with a more detailed plan of the proposal. No time was set for another discussion of the issue.

Arraignment continued in bat attack Court orders woman to return to court on March 17 By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com On Jan. 28, 18th Judicial District Judge Marilyn Leonard Antrim ordered the arraignment for Forsythia Elise Owen to be continued and reset the arraignment for March 17. Owen is being held in Arapahoe County Jail for allegedly beating Denzle Rainey to death with a baseball bat. The arraignment is a court appearance held for the defendant to enter a

plea in the case. “The court hearing was very brief,” prosecutor Jason Sears said. “The defense asked the arraignment be continued and the people didn’t object. The judge then set March 17 as the Owen new date for arraignment.” Owen could face a number of charges including first-degree murder after deliberation and assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. Additionally she could be facing sentence-enhancement charges of violent crime causing death and violent crime

where a weapon was used. Since it is a first-degree murder case, Owen is being held in Arapahoe County Jail without bond. A preliminary hearing was held Dec. 12 to provide the information the judge needs to determine if there is sufficient evidence to establish probable cause to believe the defendant committed the crime. Englewood police were called about 1:10 a.m. Sept. 22 to investigate a man with head injuries in the alley behind 3645 S. Sherman St. Englewood paramedics were called and took the 42-year-old Rainey to Swedish Medical Center. Rainey was pronounced dead at 4:49 a.m.

The Englewood Detective Brent Vogel testified at the pretrial hearing that he attended the Sept. 20 autopsy and the coroner ruled Rainey died from blunt force trauma to the head. Rainey also suffered six broken ribs, both arms were broken, several fingers were broken, his liver was lacerated and he suffered injuries from blows to his groin area. He also testified that, during a Sept. 23 interview, Owen admitted she used a wooden baseball bat to beat Rainey and claimed she did it because he had inappropriately touched her daughter. She told the police she didn’t mean to kill Rainey and that he was still breathing when she left the alley after she had beat him with the baseball bat.

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vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Attempts to scale back implementation of increased rural renewable energy mandates suffered another set of defeats at the Capitol this week. Two Republican-sponsored bills that would have either lowered the bar on new energy standards on rural electric providers or that would have pushed back the implementation start date failed in separate legislative committees. New standards for rural electric providers will require that they generate 20 percent of their energy through renewable sources. The mandate is scheduled to take effect in 2020. Three GOP-backed bills that sought to undo those new standards have already been introduced this session, a year removed from the contentious passage of Senate Bill 252, which doubled the former renewable energy standard of 10 percent. But those efforts have failed, most recently as Jan. 30 when the House Transportation and Energy Committee killed a bill that sought to reduce the energy mandate to 15 percent. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, the bill sponsor, told committee members that the new standards are too high and they will hurt rural economies. “Has our policy been misdirected?” Scott said. “Are we putting too much pressure on different types of energyrelated sectors?” Energy continues on Page 5


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Diana Orf of the Colorado Mining Association, speaking in support of Scott’s measure, said that last year’s Senate Bill 252 was passed “very hastily” and that the new standard “needs a second look.” “We believe the standard can be achieved, but it needs more time,” Orf said. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was more direct in his criticism of SB252, calling it a job killer for coal mining and power production employers in rural parts of the state. “I’m here today to say that I hope that the war on rural Colorado is over and that we can have a spirit of bipartisanship,” Kinkaid said. Scott’s bill was met with opposition by SB 252 supporters who said that Colorado is the home to great wind and solar energy resources, that those industries are creating new jobs here, and that the new standards will be a boon for new energy jobs here. “Coloradans are with us on this issue,” said Kim Stephens of Environment Colorado, an environmental advocacy group. “They want more clean, renewable energy.” The Democrat-led committee killed Scott’s measure following a party-line vote of 8-5. The day before Scott’s measure died, Rep. Kathleen Conti’s bill that sought to

delay the implementation of the new standards until 2025 suffered the same fate. “We’re really not seeking to change much, but simply extend the deadline that was given,” Conti, a Littleton Republican, told the same committee. Rep. Polly Lawrence, a Douglas County Republican, a supporter of Conti’s bill, said that even though Senate Bill 252 puts a 2 percent cap on energy rate hikes, any hikes would be a burden on some living in rural parts of the state. “I know 2 percent doesn’t sound like much, but when you have people on fixed incomes who are struggling to coming out of this recession, 2 percent is a lot,” Lawrence said. Democrats on the committee believe the new standards will work. They also rejected a long-held Republican argument that last year’s passage of SB 252 was rushed through the Legislative process without enough input from rural Coloradans. “People were brought into the process and negotiations were long and hard,” said Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster. “I just didn’t want the public to be left with the idea that the bill was drafted without participation because I believe that would be a misconception.” That bill also died following a partyline vote of 8-5. The bills became the third effort seeking to undo to the new energy mandate standard to fail this session. On Jan. 15, a Senate committee killed a bill that sought an all-out repeal of the new standards.

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Joe Howard, of Englewood, was named to the 2012-13 dean’s list at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He is a 2011 graduate of Englewood High School and is a junior at Colorado College. He is the son of Stu and Vicki Howard, of Englewood. Kayleigh Kebba, of Englewood,

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Englewood Leadership Academy classrooms and equipment were moved to the new wing so the remainder of the high school building could be demolished. Work on demolition of the remainder of the school began on Dec. 23, 2013 and completion of phase two is expected to take about a year.

graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fort Lewis College. Brittany Homan, of Englewood, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Trinity Christian College. Samuel Duke, of Englewood, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Messiah College. Duke is a sophomore majoring in engineering.

When the new construction is completed near the end of this year, Englewood High School, Englewood Middle School and Englewood Leadership Academy will be located on the new campus. At the same time the project was going on at the high school, crews did a major renovation of Englewood Middle School. So, when the middle school students move to the new campus, Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School will move to the building at 300 W. Chenango St.

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Colorado food stamp assistance rises Numbers higher today than during recession By Adrian D. Garcia

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than during the worst months of the Great Recession. Since 2007, the number of people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — has more than doubled. An average of 508,200 residents qualified for SNAP dollars each month during 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This year the state predicts that an additional 44,000 Coloradans will sign up for help in putting food on the table. But the available assistance is limited. The average SNAP household of 2.5 people receives about $300 a month, according to government figures, or $10 a day. “The big challenge right now is in November food stamp benefits were reduced when

the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s temporary boost ended,” said Michelle Ray, spokeswoman for the advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado. The dollar deduction means some families are sacrificing nutritional food like milk and produce for cheaper, less healthy alternatives, Ray said. In some cases food banks have stepped in to help. “We don’t care if they get food stamps, a lot of people just need help” said Vic Ocana, executive director of Compassion Food Banks. He said Compassion’s nine locations in Colorado all report growing lines for food distribution since last fall. “We try to give them enough food for the month but people are more anxious for help now,” Ocana said. In recent years the SNAP program has become caught up in political infighting in Washington, with House Republicans wanting to cut benefits in the name of reducing government spending, while Senate Democrats, among others, argue that the program is important in the fight against hunger. In Colorado, about 40 percent of “working age” SNAP users, those 16 to 65, were em-

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ployed as of June 2013. “Seeing one person abusing the system ruins it for everyone else,” said Andrea Fuller, executive director of the monthly newspaper Denver VOICE, of allegations that the program is sometimes misused. “For the majority of people on SNAP it’s humiliating and humbling.” Before getting her position with VOICE in November, Fuller said she relied on SNAP benefits to help feed her family. “Even working multiple part-time jobs I wasn’t earning enough,” Fuller said. In 2011 she enrolled in the SNAP program. “It’s one thing for me to be hungry, but I can’t bear to see my children hungry.” Many SNAP users just aren’t earning enough to feed themselves and their families, Fuller said. Others need government assistance after losing a job. Some are disabled. The population is diverse, Fuller said, and “not enough people have enough income right now.” Communication from the state can be confusing for SNAP users, Fuller said, and attempting to contact a caseworker can be “frustrating” in that it can take several days. Keeping up with the rapid increase in

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SNAP participants has been a challenge for offices across the state, especially in rural areas, acknowledged Sue McGinn, director of the state’s food and energy division. One problem — in which 5 percent of Coloradans on SNAP were accidentally overpaid by the state and then forced to pay back the money — has been addressed, McGinn said. In July, the state will implement new software that should improve communication. “The program has never had a 100 percent increase in participants in such a short amount of time,” she said. “Colorado’s participation rate is still low compared to other states. We tend to be in the bottom five when ranked nationally.” State officials remain skeptical that SNAP participation rates will return to 2007 levels any time soon. “Once the economy gets better I’m not expecting a huge shift back,” McGinn said. “We’re just seeing the stabilization of the program.”

A pair of Republican-sponsored bills aimed at making changes to the state’s mail-in ballot process died in committee hearings on Jan. 27. One bill would have given anyone the ability to challenge the validity of a mail-in ballot, while the other would have allowed voters to opt out of receiving ballots in the mail. Both measures failed in a Democrat-led committee, following party-line votes. The bills come a year after the state enacted a Democrat-sponsored elections overhaul bill, which in part requires that ballots be mailed to every Colorado voter. Republicans have argued that the new election law will result in voter fraud. Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, sponsored Senate Bill 79,

which would have given anyone permission to challenge whether someone is eligible to vote in a particular election or contest the validity of their mail-in ballot signature. Under the bill, a challenge to a mail-in ballot would have required that the ballot be reviewed by two election judges from different parties. If both judges determined that the person is ineligible to vote in the election, the voter’s ballot would be tossed. “This is an evolving science, the use of mail ballots,” Harvey told the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “I think we can solve these issues, for the most part. Opponents of Harvey’s effort said that the bill would not give voters whose ballots are ruled ineligible the ability to appeal the judges’ decision. Peg Pearl of Colorado Ethics Watch, a nonprofit election watchdog organization, said that electors would have no recourse through the “vague, closed-door process that the voter would not be involved in.” Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Commerce City, the committee chairman, also expressed concern that

the bill could end up disenfranchising Latino voters, whose residency status could be questioned “without cause,” just because they may be Spanish speakers. After committee members voted 3-2 to kill Harvey’s bill, they took the same action on SB 71, which was sponsored by Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud. Lundberg’s bill would have allowed voters to opt out of receiving mail ballots, if they prefer to vote at traditional polling precincts. “Many electors like myself would prefer to go vote and don’t like the security concerns of the ballot going through the mail,” Lundberg said. “They should have that option to simply opt out of the all-mailballot system.” Lundberg’s bill received support from the League of Women Voters and El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams. However, Pearl testified that the bill would create “a headache and nightmare for clerks,” who could have to deal with confusion over whether voters wanted to permanently opt out of receiving mail ballots, or just wanted to do so for a particular election.

Pets get unanimous love from committee Bill would allow EMTs to provide emergency care for dogs, cats By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia. com A bill that cleared a legislative committee on Jan. 30 is one that is certain to make Fido and Mittens happy. Senate Bill 39 would allow emergency medical responders to provide medical care to house dogs and cats. Medical personnel responding to emergency scenes do that now any way, but they’re actually not allowed to do so under current law. Because of that, EMTs put themselves at risk for litigation whenever they try to save an animal’s life. State Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, said the bill would change

state law to allow fire department districts to determine whether their crews can provide pre-veterinary care to animals. “EMTs give emergency care to dogs and cats now, but they’ve never done it lawfully,” Balmer told the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Balmer said the bill would allow emergency personnel to provide “stabilizing care only,” such as providing oxygen, fluids and bandaging for hurt pets. After that, the animal gets taken to a licensed veterinarian for further care. Apryl Steele of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association testified that the bill is important because dog and cat owners can often experience “disbelief, anger and pain” whenever they lose a pet. She said it’s not fair to emergency responders to have those emotions directed at them through a lawsuit, when all they were trying to do is help the animal.

“This bill is about allowing something that’s already being done to be done without a sense of liability,” Steele said. Mark Simon, a retired assistant fire chief with the Golden Gate Fire Department in Golden, echoed Steele’s comments about emergency crews facing the threat of litigation whenever they provide care to pets. “You can’t stick your neck out because someone might lop it off,” said Simon. Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, said the bill goes a long way in providing peace of mind for people who love their pets. “This in not only for the cats and dogs, but for the owners too; for their mental health” Newell said. The bill passed the committee unanimously. The committee slated the bill for the Senate consent calendar, which means it will sail through the Senate when it comes up for a vote.


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South Platte revitalization discussed Plans designed to enhance, improve stretch of the river By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Collaboration focuses on major projects designed to revitalize about seven miles of the South Platte River running through Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan. The effort is being spearheaded by the South Platte Working Group. Representatives of Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton, Arapahoe County, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and the Army Corps of Engineers make up the group. Time was spent at the Jan. 21 study session to brief the Englewood City Council

on work being done and future projects proposed by the South Platte Working Group. Laura Kroeger of Urban Drainage and Flood Control District told the city council the South Platte River is a lost treasure that needs to be retrieved and revitalized. She said major assistance in making the vision a reality was the 2013 Arapahoe County decision to put up $5 million to be used as a 50 percent match for local funds earmarked for river improvement projects. “The current focus is on the sevenmile stretch of the river from Littleton to the northern edge of Englewood,” Kroeger said at the council study session. “Work is underway along the stretch in Littleton at South Platte Park. Phase one was completed in June 2013, phase two is scheduled to be completed by June of this year and phase three is scheduled to be completed by November 2014.” She said that looking north from Little-

ton there are challenges because about 4.5 miles of the river as it runs through northern Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan were built for flood mitigation without regard to aesthetics so that stretch is pretty sterile. Benjamin Nielsen of the McLaughlin Whitewater Design Group, a consultant on the project, agreed the 4.5-mile stretch, particularly the portion from Union to Oxford avenues, looks pretty bad aesthetically. “However, that area has a lot of potential for revitalization and for projects to enhance recreation,” Nielsen said. “The idea is to create recreation opportunities that will bring people to the river. The revitalization of Confluence Park in Denver is an example of what can be done.” Revitalization proposals include improving the aesthetics of the banks with plantings, narrowing the river channel to increase water flow and creating features

that provide opportunities for water sports like kayaking and surfing as well as areas for wading in the water plus areas for fishing. One project of major interest to Englewood is a proposal to create a trailhead just north of Oxford Avenue. The trailhead would be adjacent to the Broken Tee Golf Course at Englewood. Improvements would include expanded parking, a picnic shelter and a playground. Kroeger said final design will cost about $1 million and the total 4.5-mile river enhancement is estimated to cost between $12 million and $14 million. Members of the city council agreed they liked the proposals and agreed to move forward in support of the plans. “Funding is a major challenge,” said Gary Sears, city manager. “But we are working on a variety of possibilities to secure the funds to make this proposal a reality.”

Hickenlooper addresses health, marijuana Governor gives seventh annual speech to Colorado Rotarians By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Expanded Medicaid and mental-health programs, strident environmental protections, a successful insurance exchange, a rapidly recovering economy and an influx of young people are converging to make Colorado the eighth-healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation. “I’m proud of whatever we’re doing for Colorado, but it’s always about tomorrow,” Gov. John Hicklenlooper told a full house of Rotarians from around the state on Jan. 24 at the seventh annual State of the State Address to Rotarians. The event, held in the convention cen-

ter at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, focused on a topic near and dear to Rotarians’ hearts: health. Locally, the service clubs support things like free clinics, Shots for Tots and Project CURE. Internationally, Rotary has spent millions eradicating polio in every country in the world except for Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where efforts are ongoing. During his speech, Hickenlooper personally pledged $1,000 to support that work. Referencing the state’s recent tragic shootings, the governor took time to discuss advances in mental-health care. He spoke of a bill he signed last year that creates a “behavioral-health crisis-response system” to include things like mobile and walk-in clinics, expanded residential care, a 24-hour hotline, a public-awareness campaign, and outreach through schools — all available regardless of a person’s ability to pay. “Guns are only part of the puzzle,” he

said. Asked about the outcry against proposed gun-control measures last year, Hickenlooper acknowledged that his team didn’t carefully consider attitudes in some areas of the state. “We didn’t do a good enough job of going out and listening to rural Colorado,” he said. “We’re doing that now. And it’s no surprise, they’ve got some pretty good ideas.” Lots of folks in the audience also had questions about how legalized marijuana will affect not just the health but the reputation of Colorado. The measure was voted into law by the people over his objections, he notes, and now the question is how to manage what he calls the “greatest social experiment of the century.” Hickenlooper hired the founder of Noodles and Company, Aaron Kennedy, as the state’s first marketing director last summer, and hopes the tourism industry will keep

sending out positive, family-friendly messages about Colorado. But he doesn’t think daily life for Coloradoans will change much. “The people who smoke pot, who were buying it illegally, are now going to buy it legally,” he said. “The people who don’t smoke pot aren’t going to start.” He said he’d sent a letter to the White House to express disagreement with President Obama’s recent remark that pot isn’t as bad as alcohol. “It’s not as bad as heroin, but should it be legal? I voted against it,” he said. Going forward, Hickenlooper said he envisions the business community stepping up in many ways to further the physical, mental, fiscal and environmental health of the community. “Business has to be a partner in this conversation,” he said. “Business is always going to be more innovative and rapid than government.”

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Officials give ‘State of the City’ update Editor’s note: The following was written by Englewood Mayor Randy Penn and City Manager Gary Sears. The Englewood City Council and City of Englewood staff had a very busy 2013 filled with a number of proud accomplishments, and we look forward to continued progress in 2014. The city continued its focus on economic development throughout the year, recognizing that a strong business community leads to sustainable revenues. It is encouraging to see the progress taking place as new developments pop up throughout Englewood. Last year we saw ground break on redevelopment of the former Flood Middle School at Broadway and Kenyon, as well as the former Larry Miller Nissan property at Broadway and Belleview. In addition, the City of Englewood worked with Craig Hospital to help the hospital launch a $90 million expansion project. Staff and City Council also worked with the Englewood School District to help plan its construction of the new Englewood Campus and renovation of Englewood Middle School to house Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School. Sustaining city services has also been a priority. We are proud that we have been able to maintain the day-to-day services we

provide the community, and we have also forged ahead with technological resources that streamline and expand services. Our new online sales tax and business licensing system launched last summer, allowing businesses to apply for business licenses and file their sales and use tax returns online. The Englewood Public Library also implemented a new online collection catalog, partnering with a network of other libraries across Colorado to offer patrons a much-expanded collection. One of our most significant accomplishments in 2013 was the completion of a new ultra-violet disinfection system at the Allen Water Treatment Plant. The year also brought improvements to many of our parks and open space amenities, including brand new grant-funded playgrounds at the Northwest Greenbelt, new art at

the Englewood Community Garden, and completion of the Harvard Gulch Trail connection. As the economy has slowly begun to show improvement, the City of Englewood’s revenue streams have followed suit. The city ended 2013 with revenues 3 percent higher than 2012, and we are pleased to report that Englewood’s bond ratings were upgraded by Standard & Poor’s as a result of our improved financial condition and financial management. Englewood’s General Obligation Bonds (Allen Water Plant Improvements) were upgraded from AA- to AA+. Englewood’s Refunding Certificates of Participation (Englewood Civic Center project) were upgraded from A+ to AA. We ended 2013 feeling a sense of accomplishment and 2014 promises to be an equally productive year. On the horizon, we have a continued emphasis on business-building initiatives, with a business summit planned for later this spring. Collaboration with business developers will continue, as many of the plans approved for new residential communities and retail stores approved last year come to fruition. 2013 saw record numbers of construction plan submittals and reviews. These projects had a valuation of $135

million, the highest valuation of construction projects in Englewood in more than a decade. We look for this trend to continue into 2014. Late in 2013, the city received feasibility analyses from both the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority and the Denver Fire Department on the possibility of shared fire/rescue services. During 2014, staff and City Council will review these proposals to determine if a cooperative model makes sense from financial and service perspectives. Other items on the agenda for 2014 include a continued focus on improving revenues, both within city borders and the McLellan Reservoir properties in Douglas County; continued collaboration with Englewood School District; and consideration of improvements to the South Platte River corridor and the golf course. City Council is also considering an update to Englewood’s Comprehensive Plan, “Roadmap Englewood,” which serves as a long-range vision for future development in Englewood. In addition, the cty plans to conduct a citizen survey in 2014 to gauge the level of satisfaction with the services the city provides, and to let us know how Englewood compares to other similar communities across the country.

Finally, a farm bill gets passed

‘Smoke made with the fume of sighs’ I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes. When I was a youngster at Burns Park Elementary in Ann Arbor, Mich., each row in my classroom had its own decorated box on Valentine’s Day. Since my artistic knacks were showing even then, I always decorated the box for our row. There was a slot in the top. The box would sit there for a few days before Feb. 14. We dropped in homemade and Hallmark valentines, and sometimes we dropped them in when no one was watching. I was just beginning to notice that girls were exquisite little assemblies of DNA. Audrey in particular. Near the end of the day on Feb. 14, the teacher asked us to open the boxes and hand out the valentines. I always had my share, but some kids didn’t. Some girls and boys had more than their share, and some didn’t have any, and that bothered me. So in the following years, I created valentines for everyone in the class. The look on Emily’s face made me do it. Emily wasn’t very cute, and cute is everything in life. I made sure that Emily received at least one valentine. I spent a little more time on hers than I did on the others, and it paid off. Even though I didn’t sign it, I think she knew who drew it. Her smile was unforgettable. I am in love every day of the year, and I give Jennifer a little valentine of some kind every time she comes over. You see, love isn’t an assignment on one day in February. “St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical

Congress, after months of prolonged bickering turned into years of unnecessary gridlock, finally passed a full, long-term farm bill. That means strengthened conservation programs, additional resources for managing our forests, funding for rural communities, improvements for rural energy efficiency, and needed stability for our farmers and ranchers. During the last several years we’ve heard one unified message from Colorado’s rural communities — give us certainty. From Fox Ranch in Joes to Talbott Farms in Palisade, our rural communities wanted to know what was taking Congress so long. The Senate was actually able to pass a bipartisan version of the bill as early as June 2012. But unfortunately, with that bill lodged in the House of Representatives, significant farm programs were allowed to expire in October. After muddling through a short-term extension, the House finally acted and both bodies and parties came together to work out the differences to agree on a final bill. While not perfect, the bill is the product of bipartisan, principled, and practical compromise. It decreases waste by ending the days of automatically issuing direct payments to farmers regardless of their need and helps Colorado producers hedge risk by strengthening crop insurance.

The bill also improves farmers’ ability to export goods overseas, which will help continue Colorado’s record-setting pace in agriculture exports, and establishes a competitive grant program to support animal science research on priorities like food security. It also includes strategic investments in other growing industries such as organics — which is creating jobs at a rate of four times the national average — and energy programs, which are booming in rural parts of our state. The farm bill is not just important for our farmers and ranchers. It contains provisions that incent more opportunities for conservation easements and other ways to place more land in conservation. It upgrades the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003 to prioritize treatments of national forest lands that have been devastated by insect outbreaks like the beetle kill. The bill also provides funding for

englewood HeRAld 9137 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 210, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus,” according to Wikipedia. “The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.” Centuries later, Emily came up empty handed, when Feb. 14 developed into a celebration of romantic love. Humbug. On the day after Christmas, grocery stores pulled all of their Christmas items and replaced them with shelves full of hearts and chocolates. I cringed. Men stand in front of the cards and try to figure out which ghostwriter wrote something that they would say if they were capable of it. It is the bottom rung of romance. I guess if it’s your first year together, it might be OK. After that, buddy, you should let it show all the time. There are always unexpected consequences. Feb. 14 is the No. 1 day for private detectives, and I think that you can guess why. The wife gets a card, the mistress gets Smith continues on Page 9

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King Soopers officially closed down Demo set to begin, new store a year off By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia. com The doors closed for good Jan. 31 on the 27-year-old King Soopers grocery store at Littleton Boulevard and Broadway, leaving some folks wondering where they will shop for the next year. “We hope residents will get a shuttle bus to another grocery during the closure, and that the site design plans will change in favor of safer streets and a better quality of life in Littleton,” states a letter from Citizens for Rational Change soliciting volunteers to hand out flyers about the closure in the neighborhood. City Manager Michael Penny said the city’s Omnibus and Shopping Cart, free services offered to elderly and disabled Littleton residents, will make more frequent trips to the King Soopers at Broadway and Mineral Avenue during the closure. For more information, residents can call 303-795-3700. Work to scrape the existing

The doors are locked and the shelves are pretty much bare as the King Soopers at Littleton Boulevard and Broadway prepares for demolition. It will take about a year to build its expanded replacement. Photo by Jennifer Smith 74,000-square-foot building is expected to start in mid-February. The plaza most recently housed the grocery store, a church where the Walgreens used to be, a drivethrough liquor store and an H&R Block. Its replacement will be similar to the new one at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue and include a drive-through pharmacy on the west side, two front entrances on

the east, a resurfaced and realigned parking lot and a Starbucks kiosk inside. The current Starbucks in the outlying northern building will stay; that building and the southern one with the new Mattress Firm will remain but get moderate facelifts, said Eric Chekal, senior project manager at Regency Centers, which owns the site.

The $8 million project includes a number of improvements intended to make walking to the store easier, adding footpaths into the site from all directions and widening adjacent public sidewalks. And while there will be about 30 fewer parking spaces, the lanes will provide for two-way traffic. There will also be parking for 27 bicycles, and a pull-in lane for the Omnibus and Shopping Cart. City staff hopes Kroger’s investment in the site will inspire other rejuvenation in the area and recapture some revenue lost to Englewood when the Federal Boulevard/ Belleview Avenue store opened. The deal also guarantees King Soopers won’t follow the path of several Safeway stores and Albertson’s out of the city, as it includes a 34year lease with options to renew every five years for 99 years. Last September, city council agreed to waive $500,000 in building permits and use taxes for the project. The city will split any taxes the new store generates above and beyond its average, which Penny said is about $250,000 a year for any grocery store, until the $500,000 is paid back or for six years, whichever comes first. The deal is the same one Englewood gave the Federal store.

SCHOOL CALENDAR Englewood School District Students will not be in class in and the administration building for Englewood School District will be closed Feb. 17 in observance of President’s Day. Schools and offices resume regular schedules Feb. 18. Bishop Elementary School 3100 S. Elati St. Ph: 303761-1496 Feb. 10 A kindergarten open house will be held at 3 p.m. and another open house session will be held at 6:30. Feb. 11 The chit, chat and chew event will be held at 6 p.m.

Parents and students will be making Valentines. Charles Hay World School 3195 S Lafayette Ave., Ph: 303-761-8156 Feb. 13 The health and wellness committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Cherrelyn Elementary School 4500 S. Lincoln St., Ph: 303-781-2102 Feb. 7 The school will hold a kickoff for the candy sales fund raiser. Feb. 13 The Parent-TeacherStudent Organization meeting will be held at 5 p.m.

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a necklace, and the wife hires a private eye. If your mailbox is empty on Feb. 14, and you attach some sentiment to it, I’m your man. Maybe I can make a small difference. Robert Frost said, “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” But sometimes there are no takers. What then? Start with this. It always has to start with this. Love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t expect someone else to

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USDA rural development loans and grants, which have helped countless businesses in rural Colorado open their doors or make needed expansions and improvements. One of our greatest accomplishments for Colorado communities in the farm bill is the restoration of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. PILT is designed to offset the loss of property taxes resulting from large tracts of federal land within county boundaries by providing federal payments to local governments. Colorado receives more PILT funding than all but four other states in the country. On the farm bill conference committee, we worked to include an extension of PILT in the final bill after it was omitted from the recent government funding measure. This farm bill process has been a long

Clayton Elementary School 4600 S. Fox St. Ph: 303781-7831 Feb. 7 Kindergarten open house will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 11 Family skate night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skate City in Littleton. Feb. 13 Kindergarten dental screening will be held by appointment Feb. 14 Class Valentine celebrations will be held during the day. Englewood Middle School 300 W. Chenango Ave.

Ph: 303-7817817 Feb. 13 The eighth grade class pictures will be taken. Eighth-graders will take a field trip to Englewood High School Feb. 14 A Valentine Day Dance will be held for EMS students from 6 to 8 p.m. Englewood High School 3800 S. Logan St., Ph

303-806-2266 Feb. 7 The Winter Fest Assembly is scheduled. Feb. 13 A mixed jazz concert will be performed at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Feb. 15 The Winter Fest Dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Colorado’s Finest Alter-

native High School 2323 W. Baker Ave. Ph: 303-934-5786 Feb. 8 Mid-year graduation will be held at 10 a.m. at the auditorium of Englewood Middle School. Feb. 11 An information program about a college financial aid program will be held at 6 p.m.

love you. A fortune teller told me that. Here’s another thought. Maybe loving someone isn’t necessary, but loving something is. Music, art, the heartbeat at my feet. They all do it for me. Jennifer and I add up to 113 years, but we are as goofy together as teenagers, and love manages to wipe away the years. Shakespeare said, “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” Happy Valentine’s Day from Emily and me. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

one, and I would like to thank all of the Coloradans who worked with my office as we drafted the bill. Your voices, stories and input were invaluable. In fact, much of the conservation title of the bill was shaped by Colorado’s farmers and ranchers. That’s a step in the right direction because the best ideas don’t come from Washington, DC. They come from people who are closest to the issue working on farms, fighting fires, or building businesses on Main Street. The agriculture industry adds $40 billion to our economy annually and is essential to our state’s prosperity. Colorado producers and rural communities have been faced with unprecedented obstacles in the last few years, including severe drought in the southeast, historic levels of flooding on the Front Range, and devastating fires throughout the state. It’s about time we got this done for their sake. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

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Longtime county employee retires Board wishes Arapahoe administrative assistant well By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com Suzan Dreher accepted tulips and good wishes from the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners Jan. 28 to take with her into retirement after 16 years as its administrative assistant. “We are all better people for knowing and working with Suzan, and she will be truly missed by Arapahoe County as the void of her spirit, wealth of county history and great heart will be impossible to fill,” declared the resolution prepared in her honor. After all those years of organizing retirement parties for county employees — along with swearing-in ceremonies, dinners, agendas and schedules — the commissioners said she well deserved her own. They say she is a fighter who raised three boys as a single mom

and survived cancer. “Given the struggles you’ve been through in recent years, I hope you’re free of any of that and you can enjoy the next 30 years with passion,” said Commissioner Bill Holen. The commissioners lauded her for her thrift, sincerity, wisdom and caretaking tendencies. Be her friends human or creature, she makes time for them all, they said. Dreher accepted the praise with a little bit of the wisdom she’s been known to freely impart through the years. “I’ve never thought politics should be part of this group, that it should be just for the county, and you’ve done that,” she said. “So go get ‘em.” Nancy Doty, the new board chair, worked with Dreher as the county clerk for nine years before being elected in 2013. “Thank you for being so honest, and there for all of us,” she said. Dreher’s future plans include volunteering at a horse ranch, taking care of her pets and spending time with her family.

Suzan Dreher and her tulips pose with the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners Jan. 28 after she was honored for serving as the board’s administrator for 17 years. Photo by Jennifer Smith

ENGLEWOOD CRIME REPORT Drug arrest A call to investigate a suspected shop lifting case resulted in the arrest of a 31-year-old woman for a number of charges, including drug possession. Employees at the Walmart store at 601 Englewood Parkway called police about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 to report that loss-prevention agents were holding a woman who allegedly had been shoplifting. Englewood police ran a routine check on the woman’s background and found she had active warrants issues for her and she was taken into custody. During the search that is part of the booking procedures, officers found suspected methamphetamine in her possession. The woman was taken to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility where she could face a variety of charges related to the warrants, shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.

Fleeing suspect captured An unsuccessful attempt to stop a

vehicle for speeding led to the driver of the stolen vehicle being tracked down and captured About 10:05 p.m. Jan. 31, Englewood police tried to stop a vehicle for speeding in the 3900 block of South Huron Street. Reportedly, the driver of the speeding car tried to elude officers but lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice. When the car he was driving slid to a stop, the man jumped out of the car and ran through the backyards of homes in the area. Officers were able to follow the suspect’s footprints in the fresh snow and found the 33-year-old man hiding under a vehicle in the 4000 block of South Cherokee Street. Investigators found the vehicle the man was driving had been reported stolen in Denver. When officers searched the vehicle they located suspected heroin. The 33-year-old was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. He could face a variety of charges including possession of a controlled substance.

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS Press shield bill defeated

A bill that would have have provided greater legal protection for journalists and their sources died in a legislative committee on Jan. 28. The bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Bernie Herpin, R-Colorado Springs, would have made it tougher for Colorado courts to subpoena reporters trying to protect confidential sources. The bill came as a result of a Fox News reporter who went through court battles over her confidential source-based findings related to the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. Herpin’s bill failed to get out of the Democrat-led Senate Judiciary Committee after a party-line vote of 3-2. Democrats said that current state laws already offer sufficient protections for journalists.

No state cash for religious student groups

Democrats last week killed Republican-backed legislation that would have allowed religious student groups to receive tax-payer money. House Bill 1048, which was sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, would have freed up state money for student organizations at colleges and universities, even if they don’t allow certain groups of people as members, such as gays. Priola – who received Senate cosponsorship from Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton – and other supporters said the bill provided religious groups protection to exercise their beliefs. But Democrats on the House Education Committee said the bill was akin to state-sponsored discrimination. The bill died on Jan. 27, following a

7-6, party-line vote.

Personhood effort fails again A Republican-backed effort to provide protections for the unborn failed to get out of a House committee on Jan. 27. House Bill 1049 – the so-called “personhood” bill – would have given criminal protection t o an unborn child who is killed as a result of a crime. Those responsible for taking the life of an unborn child would have faced felony prosecution. Rep. Janak Joshi, R-Colorado Springs, told the House Judiciary Committee that unborn children deserve the same protections as anyone else. However, Democrats said that the state has no role in this issue and that Colorado voters twice have overwhelmingly rejected personhood ballot measures.

Death benefits for firefighters advances Firefighters who die battling wildfires would be eligible for state death benefits, under a bill that passed a Senate committee on Jan. 28. Senate Bill 47 would provide a lumpsum payment of $10,000 to the survivors of seasonal wildland firefighters killed in the line of duty. Currently, seasonal wildland firefighters who are employed by the state do not receive any sort of health or insurance benefits. The bill – which is being sponsored by Sens. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton and Ellen Roberts, R-Durango – unanimously passed the Senate Local Government Committee following a 7-0 vote.


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MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood. UPCOMING SEMINAR:

FOR YOUR VALENTINE, LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEART HEALTH Presented by: Mark Keller, MD – Assistant Professor, Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Raphael Sung, MD – Assistant Professor, Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:00 – 7:30pm

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Over the last year you’ve heard conflicting reports about cholesterol numbers and changes, who’s right? Learn from the experts on heart health at the Lone Tree Health Center. Find out what the right numbers are and how they are now being treated. Also understand the changes and updates for Atrial Fibrillation treatment, what can be done and how one in four of us may get this condition in our lifetime. Cost: Free CLASSES OFFERED AT: Lone Tree Health Center 9548 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO REGISTER GO TO: WWW.UCH.EDU/LONETREE Or call Amy Hurley at 720-553-1127 or 720-848-2200


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Papa Manning to speak in Denver

Clown College student Sue Horner of Commerce City, left, gets advice from instructor Lorene “Banjo” Sadig during a Feb. 2 class. Sadig is class instructor and is assisted by other clowns to help the students attending the college develop their individual clown characters. Photos by Tom Munds

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Colorado Clowns teach students how to join their ranks, be it happy or sad By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Nine clowns wearing full costumes instructed nine students about putting on makeup and doing skits at the Feb. 2 session of Clown College. “Colorado Clowns put on a clown college once a year,” Molly “Skiddles” Kleeman, Englewood resident and chapter president, said. “Students sign up for a variety of reasons and we try to help them develop the clown persona they want to present. Some students want to be light and funny and others a little more serious. But we try to help them become the clown they want to be.” This year’s clown college started in early January and is being held in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Englewood. On Feb. 2, this year’s students lined the table applying their makeup. There was lots of permanently smiling makeup faces being applied but Stacy Gibbs of Westminster, was one of those who opted for a different look, choosing to don the costume and put on the proper hobo clown makeup. “I love hobo clowns,” she said with a smile. “I still have a couple hobo clown dolls. I came to clown college to learn about creating the character. I think it is coming along well.” Lorene “Banjo” Stadig was the main instructor for the program. “The students come once a week for 10 weeks,” she said. “We teach them about applying makeup and a lot of the other things we do as clowns like putting on skits. At the end of the class, the students come in full costume and show us all the things they learned at our clown college. We have a graduation ceremony and our graduates join us as we take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.” Tammy Lichvar, a Littleton

Stacy Gibbs of Westminster completes her hobo clown costume during the Feb. 2 class at Clown College in Englewood. Gibbs chose the hobo character and said the classes are helping her develop it. resident, said she came to clown college because she retired in October and she was looking for something to do to help people. “My inspiration was my 5-year-old granddaughter who passed away two years ago,” she said as she applied her makeup. “She spent a lot of time in the hospital and she loved the clowns who visited there. I am learning to be a clown so I can visit children in the hospital.” Lichvar said she is still trying to decide on the exact makeup she will adopt. “Just when I think I have found the right makeup for me, I decide to make changes and try something else. Picking the right makeup is hard,” she said. Looking ahead, she said she will wear a harlequin-style costume for graduation, and she is

looking forward to being in parades and said she hopes to join Caring Clowns that visit the hospitals. Longmont resident Kathy “Sanniann” Shook said there are two groups of Caring Clowns in the local area, one that visits Swedish Medical Center while she and some other clowns visit Longmont United Hospital. “We make the visits to try to bring patients what they need to help them,” she said. “Some patients welcome entertainment but other patients just want someone to hold their hands and talk to them to help break the boredom.” She said the clowns always get permission to make a visit and the clowns visit a patient for five minutes or less so not to tire the patient. The group visits Swedish patients once a month and the Longmont group visit patients about three times a month.

Jewish Family Service of Colorado welcomes Archie Manning, football star and legend in life, as the speaker for its 10th annual JFS Executive Luncheon fundraiser on April 30. The luncheon will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start at noon. Tickets are $150 and sponsorship packages start at $1,500. For more information or for tickets, contact Dawn Richard at 720-2484605 or go to www.jewishfamilyservice. org/luncheon. All proceeds from the event will help support programs of JFS, including mental health counseling, senior and adult in-home care, disability and employment services, and family safety net services. Founded in Denver in 1872, JFS is a nonprofit community agency serving people regardless of age, race, faith, or income. When people think of Archie Manning, football immediately comes to mind. But Manning has inspired many with his warm personality, humor, drive, and commitment to family and community. Manning and his wife, Olivia, have three sons, Cooper, Peyton and Eli. Archie and Olivia raised their sons with the philosophy that, “It’s the right thing to do, so do the right thing.” The result, which Archie and Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton capture so clearly, is a tribute to the values that Americans hold dear: work hard, stand up for what you believe in, treat each person with respect, and be grateful for what you have and for what you have achieved. A former Pro Bowl quarterback and NFL MVP, Manning enjoyed a fabled football career, beginning at the University of Mississippi where he was named an All-American and is the only Ole Miss player to have his number retired. He was elected to the 50-Year All-South Team (1940-90), named one of the Top 25 Athletes of the Century in Louisiana, and he and his son, Peyton, were named among the 100 all-time greatest college football players. In 1971, Manning was the second player chosen in the NFL draft and the No. 1 draft choice of the New Orleans Saints. He set Saints’ passing records, played in two Pro Bowls and was named the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1978. His prowess on the field and his sterling character have earned him as many awards as he scored touchdowns. Archie Manning concluded his 15-year NFL career in 1985. Manning since has devoted his life to his family and to causes that he believes in, supporting the Special Olympics, Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, and the United Way, among others.

Valentines treat in Lone Tree

Are you looking for a new Valentine’s Day idea for your sweetie? Check out the Lone Tree Arts Center, which will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific in Concert” Feb. 1216. The show boasts an orchestra of 19 as well as a cast of 20, led by Thaddeus Valdez, Lauren Shealy, Randy St. Pierre, Paul Dwyer and Amalia Dobbins. Parker continues on Page 13


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String sextet celebrates Valentine’s Day Works by Czech composer Edward Schulhoff, “String Sextet;” Richard Strauss, “Capriccio” and Johannes Brahms, “Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major” will be on the program for 2 p.m. Feb. 15 in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway, celebrating the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Englewood Arts Presents continues its chamber music series with the Ainomae Ensemble: Silver Ainomae, cello; his wife Anne Ainomae, viola; and Colorado Symphony musicians Myroslava Bartels and Boram Kang, violins; Philip Stevens, viola and Thomas Heinrich, cello. Historic notes: Schulhoff’s promising career was terminated in 1942 by the Nazis. Strauss never joined the Nazis, but initially cooperated with them to protect a Jewish daughter-in-law and grandchildren. (Hitler admired his work.) Brahms (1833-1897) was an influence on both composers. Tickets: $15/$12, free 18 and under, available at www.englewoodarts.org or at the door a half hour before concert time.

Soul Food

Author Adrian Miller, culinary historian, attorney and certified barbecue judge, will speak and demonstrate cooking from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, putting the focus on the history and taste of “Soul Food.” The menu includes mixed greens with smoked turkey, cornbread and a hibiscus-ade beverage. Miller is the author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time” which combines history and recipes. Tattered Cover Bookstore will be selling Miller’s book. To register (necessary) and/ or reserve a copy, visit www.arapahoelibraries.org and search Adrian Miller, call 303-LIBRARY or visit any branch.

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Tickets are available by calling 720-5091000 or visiting www.lonetreeartscenter. org.

9News’ Earhart flies off into the sunset

A love letter and farewell Facebook post from 9News meteorologist and traffic specialist Amelia Earhart: “It’s now time to go all in with my career in aviation, inspiration, and the Fly With Amelia Foundation. Now through June, my focus will be on flight training, planning, and preparation for the around the world (of) flight. Beyond the global adventure, I have several opportunities to promote aviation, aerospace and the pursuit of pas-

Englewood Camera Club meets

The Englewood Camera Club will hold its February meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Admission is free. Creative images from the 2012 Arizona Photographic Society International Exhibition will be shown, with music, including all winning, creative (altered reality) images from around the world. (A list of editing programs will be distributed to those who would like to create their own altered reality images.)

Genealogists

The February meetings of the Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society are announced. Meetings are open to guests and are held at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial: • 1 p.m. Feb.11—“Galvanized Yankees,” presented by Karen Hancock, retired teacher and genealogical researcher. Learn how to best interview and capture family stories from living relatives. • 10-11 a.m. Feb. 18—Capturing Oral Histories with Saving Memories Forever company. • 1 p.m. Feb. 16—“Cherokee Ranch and Castle History“ by Meg Anderson and John Lake, caterers and friends of the late Tweet Kimball. ColumbineGenealogy.com.

sion and adventure. “Just like flight itself, it is a calculated risk that I am willing to make. ... My last day at 9News as a traffic reporter and weather forecaster will be April 11. I will, however, be back occasionally on a fill-in basis. The amazing opportunities that I have had at 9News, the incredible support from all of you, and the love of my family and friends have all gone into this decision. Not a day goes by that I am not humbled by the encouragement towards this full throttle pursuit of passion!” Safe travels, Amelia! You will be great at whatever you do.

Boulder on top foodie list Who knew? Forbes Travel Guide blog has named Boulder as one of the Five Secret Foodie Cities in a recent post. Here’s what it said:

Cellist Silver Ainomae, with his ensemble, will perform string sextet pieces by Strauss, Schulhoff and Brahms at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hampden Hall, in the Englewood Civic Center. Courtesy photo

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Reminder to photographers: The Annual Lone Tree Photo Show has a new name: “Exploring the Light 2014.” Entries are invited up to Feb. 24. The form and information are at Café, www.callforentry.org. The show will open April 19. Categories: Landscape, Animals, Abstract, Motion. Glenn Randall is Juror.

Theatre of Dreams on Castle Rock presents juggler, dancer, comedian Peter Davison in “Tossed and Found,” a family show, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at 735 Park Ave., Castle Rock. Tickets: $22.50, 303-660-6799, www. AmazingShows.com.

Astronomy Parker Arts Council announces a new astronomy club, the Jacqueline Rose Observatory Club, which meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Parker Senior Center, 10675 Longs Way, Parker Dr. Jerry Galloway will speak. Admission is free, the public is invited.

“Boulder may have a reputation for snow bunnies and tapping the Rockies, but there’s much more happening here than ski lifts and beer (what ski lifts?). “Flagstaff House Restaurant, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-star rated restaurant and Boulder staple for fine cuts of meat and perfectly prepared seafood, is undergoing an extensive renovation that will be complete in February. “Chef Corey Buck recently opened a breakfast and lunch restaurant called Food at the Riversides. “And local foodies won’t let you leave until you know that Boulder is also home to five out of the country’s 118 master sommeliers. Boulder’s not just for skiing, folks (where, exactly?). Not anymore.” To see the rest of the story, go to http:// blog.forbestravelguide.com/five-secretfoodie-cities. Just ignore the skiing references, which

Chocolate therapy Julie Pech, the Chocolate Therapist, will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Great Hall at Cherokee Castle and Ranch, 6113 Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia. She will give a two-hour program on chocolates and wine pairings, with samplings. Tickets: $45, 303-688-5555 or www.cherokeeranch.org.

clearly came from an out-of-towner. The nearest ski resort to Boulder is Eldora Mountain resort, about a 40-minute drive to the west (depending on the weather) in Nederland.

Seen and heard Eavesdropping on a `tween conversation on Twitter: “That’s far away.” “How far?” “Like, outside of Boulder.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@ blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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Clay objects go beyond functional Foothills show highlights evolution of ceramics By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com The Foothills Fine Art Center in Golden has staged more than 30 exhibitions focusing on ceramics as a medium since its initial show in 1974. During those years, ceramic artists nationwide have increasingly created more fine art pieces in addition to — and in some cases instead of — functional works. The Colorado Clay Exhibit has offered the widest cross section of artists working in clay in the area, with the exception of a national convention. A visit is most rewarding to art lovers, whether or not they are familiar with the

ancient medium. One can respond to beautiful shapes and textures and at times marvel at “how did they do that?!” In 2014, an invitational component was added to the traditional juried process. Five well-recognized Colorado artists were invited to exhibit their work: Bebe Alexander, Heather Mae Erickson, Sara Ransford, Martha Russo and Maynard Tischler. This year’s juror is Doug Casebeer, the chairman of the Artists Residency Program and Director of Ceramics, Sculpture, Furniture Design and Woodworking at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass. He is internationally recognized and lectured on “Why We Need Artists in Our Communities” Jan. 25 at the Fine Art Center when the show opened. Ceramic artist and Littleton business owner Kim Louise Glidden was one of the artists selected by Casebeer and is exhibiting her “Bison Bone,” a wood-fired clay

if you go “Colorado Clay Exhibition” runs through March 16 at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults/$3 seniors/free, members and students with ID. Parking is available behind the gallery, which is housed in a historic Presbyterian church building and the adjacent Victorian mansion. During this show, the gift shop will feature ceramics as well. Info: www.Foothillsartcenter.org or 303-279-3922.

sculpture that looks like an artifact. She said that traditionally Native American hunters approached the bison from the right, on horseback and aimed for the animal’s heart and lungs. In her scenario, the arrow missed and was later found embedded in thoracic vertebrae when the animal was killed. Glidden is owner of the Pottery Studio

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Gallery, as well as a teacher. She offers artworks by more than 50 artists in her spacious shop at 5739 S. Curtis St. in Downtown Littleton, which was once a 1920s Buick dealership. Four of the artists who sell ceramic work through her shop are also included in the competitive Colorado Clay Exhibit: • Bob Smith, teacher at Arapahoe Community College. • Todd Redmond of Westminster, a member of the Boulder Pottery Guild who produces brightly glazed sculptural and functional pieces. • Robin Furuta, also an ACC instructor, whose functional works have been exhibited in the college gallery. • Jerry Rhodes of Colorado Springs, who creates Raku and art pottery. Twenty-eight other artists were also juried into this large, always interesting exhibit. Each was allowed to enter five items for judging.

Editor’s notE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to calendar@coloradocommunitymedia.com. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis. FEb. 8 olympics thE Olympic Games, born of diplomatic and political design, have always played an important role in international politics. The Olympics provide a stage for both international cooperation and peaceful competition, as well as international conflict and confrontation. Join Active Minds from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 8 as we explore the rich history of the Olympic Games and how the games have been involved in a variety of international political issues over the years. This event is sponsored by Active Rx. Program is free and takes place at the Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway. RSVP by calling 303-762-2560. FEb. 10, Feb. 25 tEEn addiction Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (event code: admhn12114) and from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie https://www.blacktie-colorado.com/index.cfm. FEb. 16 blood drivE St. Louis Parish community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 inside Cline Hall at 3310 S. Sherman St., Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org

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FEb. 18 travEl group Energetic singles and couples welcomed, ages 40 and up, are invited to join a new travel group, meeting for the first time at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Southglenn Library, Study Room A. The group will share travel dreams in the hopes that others would like to visit the same destinations, and then together the group can begin to plan something exciting. RSVP by calling 303-956-2737. The group is being formed by Betty Clark, who has 10 years’ experience planning group tours. FEb. 18, April 9, April 10 Writing contEst Creative Communication is accepting submissions for its essay contest, with divisions for grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through Feb. 18; and its poetry contest, with divisions for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12, through April 10. Top 10 winners will be named in each division. Essays must be between 100 and 250 words on any nonfiction topic. Poetry must be 21 lines or less in English. Entries can made online at www. poeticpower.com or mail entries, labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, to 159 N. Main, Smithfield UT 84335. Include author’s name, address, city, state and ZIP, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Home school students are welcome to enter. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology. An art contest for grades K-12 also is coming up. To enter, take a photo of your original artwork and enter it at www.celebratingart.com; deadline is April 9. Full contest information is available online, or call 435-713-4411. FEb. 22 lEgislativE Forum The Audubon/Sierra Club annual legislative forum is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Plymouth Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The forum is a chance to meet legislators and learn about the hot environmental topics that the General Assembly is working on. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by comments from Audubon and Sierra Club lobbyists. Panel on water issues at 10:15 a.m., lunch at noon, and discussion with invited legislators at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Register and pay online at www.denveraudubon.org/programs/conservation, or call 303-973-9530. You also can send payment to: ASGD, 9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128. FEb. 28 Egypt in turmoil The civil unrest that began in late January 2011 with the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to roil this critically important Arab country.  Subsequent President Mohammad Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt’s first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army in July 2013 after mass protests.  Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 28 as we explore the origins and implications of Egypt’s current situation and where this story may go from here. This program is sponsored by JFS At Home and Balfour at Riverfront Park. Program is free and takes place at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. RSVP at 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center.


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Spending time in Kimberly’s world Clever, dark and entertaining with a touch of over-acting

IF YOU GO “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire plays through Feb. 15 at the Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St. in Denver’s Highlands. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a special “Spend Valentine’s Day with Kim” offer of champagne and chocolate on Feb. 14. Tickets: $20 advance/$22 at the door. 720-984-0781, www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.com.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com It’s a cold dark night as Kimberly waits over two hours for her often-drunk father to pick her up at the ice skating rink. Her evening brightens when they stop at Jiffy Burger on the way home, where Jeff is working at the drive-through window and there’s a spark. Kimberly is a 17-year-old with progeria syndrome, we learn — her body ages rapidly so she looks 70, although she is given to sassing her dad as a teen would. Linda Suttle plays this tricky part with skill gained through years of stage experience — she doesn’t overdo it. (She said it is one of her dream roles.) Brad Wagner, as Jeff, is believable as a bright, nerdy kid who doesn’t have a good relationship with his father, but is bouncy and cheerful. Playwright David Lindsay-Abair has a

Nerdy Buddy organizes a game of Dungeons and Dragons in “Kimberly Akimbo” at the Bug Theatre, produced by Equinox Theatre Denver. Photo by Denver Mind Media particular knack for creating quirky characters, but this play, one of his earlier ones, is a bit of a stretch — and perhaps over-populated with “quirky’s.”

Kim’s father Buddy (Zach Brown) spends most of his hours dimmed by alcohol as he tries to get his family away from con-woman Aunt Debra, while living with his decid-

edly unusual daughter and pregnant, hypochondriac wife, Pattie (Kim Netherton). In her Denver debut, Netherton/Pattie over-acts in her admittedly goofy role, operating at a near hysterical pitch throughout. Perhaps director Deb Flomberg can help her tone it down a notch at times. It seems more appropriate for Kaity Talmage-Bower’s cheerful con-woman Aunt Debra to maintain a frantic pace as she calculates a way to come up with some quick cash. Dark humor surfaces regularly and the play comes to a rather satisfying end. It’s a clever plot and offers an entertaining evening with some unexpected twists.

Literature for teens and tweens at college Best-selling authors offer workshop at ACC By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com With movie tie-ins adding allure in some cases, young adult fiction is selling very well these days — even to adults who enjoy the creative, action-packed stories. Think: “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “The Divergent Series” by Veronica Roth, books by John Green, Cassandra Clare, Lois Lowry

and again a best seller — J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Hobbit.” Arapahoe Community College will offer a workshop by a pair of best-selling authors for writers who are considering this market: “Lit for Teens and Tweens: A Writer’s Workshop” is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in Room 3750, Third Floor at ACC in Littleton. “Professional Eavesdropping and Other Ways to Create Dynamic Dialog” will be an interactive workshop with David MatthewBarnes, author of 10 novels, including “Swimming to Chicago” and “Wonderland,” nominated by the American Library Association for their annual “Rainbow Books.” As a play-

wright, Barnes has also created over 40 stage plays that have been performed in three languages. Jeannie Mobley writes historical and contemporary middle grade fiction and won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in Juvenile Fiction for her “Katerina’s Wish.” She teaches anthropology at Front Range Community College and will lead a workshop called “The Magic of Motivation: Taking your stories to the next level.” Come prepared to think through character, plot and setting for a story you are working on — or conceptualizing. She will explore how to bring the bits and pieces together.

IF YOU GO The workshop includes dinner, reading, dessert, Q&A. It will be held in Room 3750 on the Main Campus of ACC. Fee: $25-must have check by Feb. 11 midnight; $15 for registered students. RSVP required (designate which workshop): Writersstudio@arapahoe.edu. Send check to: Dr. Katherine Winograd, Arapahoe Community College, Writers Studio, Campus Box 27, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., P.O. Box 9002, Littleton, CO 80160-9002.

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Dances start at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. This is a healthy activity for all. Call 303-798-4472.

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POETRY NIGHT honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN,

Littleton-Englewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in activities that further the goals of equity for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Meetings usually are Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time is followed by business meeting and informative program on subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Linda Shell at 303-796-7702.

DENVER INVESTOR CLUB meets the first Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail gailsegreto@ starband.net. This is a nonprofit educational club. ENGLEWOOD CHAPTER of the Junior Chamber of Commerce

(Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-9140180 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 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. KILOWATT EIGHTS is for people interested in square dancing. Dances are the first, third and fifth Friday each month at Malley Senior Center in Englewood. Call Ron at 303-759-4862. MOUNTAINEERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd., Englewood, to square dance.

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.

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DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550.

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zation 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 captdso@aol.com. 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. Clubs continues on Page 16

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Classic fairy tale told in dance Cinderella springs to life on Denver stage By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com Happily ever after… The tale of Cinderella is very much embedded into our collective cultural baggage — especially those of us who were, or who have lived among, princesses. Seeing Cinderella, her mean stepmother and stepsis-

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En plein air photography and painting offered through ACC By Sonya Ellingboe

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Colorado Ballet presents “Cinderella,” choreographed by Ben Stevenson. This photo is of principal dancer Maria Mosina in the role in an earlier performance. Photo courtesy of David Andrews Denver dance teachers Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker and while it primarily performs at the Ellie, it will be seen at Lone Tree Arts Center this spring with its annual program of shorter, more contemporary works.

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ters and, of course, the charming if you go prince, puts one into a satisfying fantasy world for a couple of hours. Colorado Ballet will And seeing the characters portrayed perform “Cinderella” by beautiful dancers is even better. from Feb. 15-23 at the Colorado Ballet presents the fullEllie Caulkins Opera length ballet, with choreography by House, Denver PerBen Stevenson, O.B.E. and music by forming Arts ComSergei Prokofiev, Feb. 14-23 at the plex. Performances: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, Performing Arts Complex. 21, 22; 6:30 p.m. Feb. “Cinderella” will have live accom20; 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, paniment by the Colorado Ballet Or22, 23. Ticket prices chestra. range from $25 to The story of the poor young $155: 303-837-8888, woman, subjected to ongoing hassle ext. 2, or www.Coloby her stepsisters, is familiar — comradoBallet.org. plete with the glass slipper, helpful fairy godmother and romantic ball. It has humorous moments — especially with those ill-tempered sisters. The performance is suitable for ages 5 and up, according to Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs and is suggested as an appropriate Valentine outing for kids or adults. Choreographer Ben Stevenson, now at the helm of the Texas Ballet (Dallas, Fort Worth), was born and trained in Great Britain and has had such a distinguished career that he was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1999. He appeared with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and as a principal dancer with the English National Ballet. He also staged his first highly successful production of “Sleeping Beauty” with Margot Fonteyn in 1968 with the English National Ballet. He first choreographed “Cinderella” in 1970 for the National Ballet in Washington D.C. and in 1976 was appointed artistic director of the Houston Ballet, where he spent the next 27 years and choreographed a number of full length works. In 2003, he assumed leadership of the Texas Ballet Company. Colorado Ballet, in its 53rd season, was established by

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The course will be headquartered at La Romita, a 500-year-old monastery-turned-art school in Umbria. Rooms and dining facilities are on two upper residential floors and the location is surrounded by olive groves. “We have room for a few more students,” Sangelo said last week. The first orientation session has already taken place, but students can start late and catch up if they enroll now. (Next session begins Feb. 22.) Wooley, a nationally recognized landscape artist, will focus on teaching “particular concerns and methods associated with Italian landscape and cityscape.” La Romita will arrange transportation to surrounding cities. Sangelo’s photography students will “learn creative methods associated with documenting Italian land-

scape, cityscape and people.” There will be a final critique and an exhibit at ACC following the trip. The estimated total cost is about $5,535 depending on airfare. This includes tuition, insurance, air and La Romita. Marsh Wooley is contact person for prospective students and can be reached at 720-851-1936 or marsh. wooley@arapahoe.edu. Wooley attended a workshop at La Romita last year and can talk about the facility and experience — which was positive enough for her to want to share with students. More information is available on the college webpage: www.Arapahoe. edu/artinitaly. Before registering for Art 276, 101 and 102, please contact Wooley as noted above.

AreA Clubs

The englewood Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Grill at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The change in time is being made to better accommodate working men and women in the Englewood area who are interested in serving the community. Please join the Lions for breakfast and a weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club. The RoTaRy Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit rotaryclubofenglewood.org. FRiendships aRe Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-791-9283. 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 303-799-4900 or visit www.gracechapel.org. Kiwanis club of Englewood believes it has an obli-

gation to be involved in community projects. Members meet Wednesdays 7 a.m. at The Neighborhood Grille 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. Everyone is welcome to join and have breakfast on Kiwanis. Call 303-783-9523.

ToasTmasTeRs - Meridian Midday. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters. www. meridianmidday.com newcomeRs aT Grace Chapel in Englewood welcomes women who are new to the Denver area. Learn about the group’s ongoing Bible study, make new friends, and be encouraged about God’s faithfulness and what happens after the boxes are unpacked. Call Carolyn Chandler at 303-660-4042 for information on welcome teas, Bible study, field trips and get acquainted luncheons. RoTaRy club of Denver Tech Center meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood. Call Larry McLaughline at 303-741-1403.

widowed men and women of America, Come join us and make new friends and share in a variety of activities. Our monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at Rox Bar and Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, in Jefferson County. For more information call Mel at 303-973-8688or Nan at 728-981-1841.

souTh subuRban Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at Maggiano’s, 7401 S. Clinton St. The brunch includes a feature and an inspirational speaker. For details, reservations and complimentary nursery, call Rachel Lee at 303-866-1444 or e-mail 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.


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IKEA powers up rooftop solar energy system Centennial store doubles size of its solar footprint By George Lurie

glurie@coloradocommunitymedia.com In a state where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, IKEA reached a milestone when the company plugged in and powered up Colorado’s largest rooftop solar energy system. Installation of more than 2,000 additional panels for the expanded PV — or Photovoltaic — solar system began this past summer and on Jan. 22, the system became operational. “We’re finally up and running and excited to have the largest rooftop solar energy system in the state,” said store manager John Ellis. “It’s another example of IKEA’s commitment to environmental sustainability.” When the popular Swedish company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture as well as appliances and home accessories first opened in Centennial two and a half years ago, the store made a point of emphasizing its commitment to operating in an environmentally friendly manner. Walking into the lobby, shoppers are greeted by a “sustainability model” — a miniature version of the Centennial store that highlights the various ecologically conscious and energy-saving measures the company takes every day. The new, expanded solar system turned on this week is more than twice as large as the rooftop solar system that was in operation from IKEA’s first day in business in Colorado in July 2011. “We are fortunate to have the roof space and corporate commitment to more than double the energy being generated on-site here at the store,” said Ellis. “We’re proud to make this investment and to grow our local sustainable footprint.” Located on 13.5 acres just west of Interstate 25 and north of County Line Road, the

During a December 2013 tour given to Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon (center) and Councilmember Ken Lucas (second from left), IKEA manager John Ellis (far left) explains the various features of the store’s “sustainability model,” which is located near the entrance and highlights energy-saving and environmentally friendly improvements made to the Centennial store. Courtesy photo 415,000-square-foot IKEA Centennial was Centennial IKEA last month, applauded the company’s first U.S. store with a geo- the company’s “ongoing efforts to protect the resources of our area. It’s a real honor thermal heating and cooling system. Drawing from its Swedish heritage, El- for the city that IKEA has made such a comlis said IKEA strives to minimize impacts mitment to sustainability,” Noon added. on the environment. The company flat- “They’ve been such great community partpacks goods for efficient distribution, has ners.” The new 83,700-square-foot solar addieliminated plastic bags from the check-out process and phased out the use of incan- tion, which consists of 2,492 solar panels descent light bulbs. Even the restrooms in and covers virtually every square inch of the Centennial store are designed to save the building’s roof, will produce an addiB:10.25” tional 961,000 kWh of electricity annually water. for the store. Mayor Cathy Noon, who along with T:10.25” The store’s total 1,121-kW solar instalCouncilmember Ken Lucas toured the S:10.25”

lation now includes 4,704 panels and will generate 1,701,000 kWh of clean energy yearly — enough to power nearly 200 homes. REC Solar, Inc. developed, designed and installed the customized system. Ellis said that in 2013, IKEA completed solar installations atop nearly 90 percent of its U.S. buildings — “39 out of 44 locations.” IKEA owns each of its solar PV energy systems — as opposed to a solar lease or PPA (power purchase agreement) — and globally, the company has allocated $1.8 billion to invest in renewable energy through 2015.

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Eagle Academy graduates soar past challenges Twenty-seven earn diplomas from night high school By Jane Reuter

jreuter@coloradocommunityumedia.com Becca Morales was failing classes at her Cherry Creek high school and fighting depression before enrolling at Eagle Academy. Once a devoted soccer player, the 17-year-old had been diagnosed with second-impact syndrome, a sometimes fatal condition caused by multiple concussions. Not only could she no longer play the game she loved, Morales faced new mental and physical challenges. “I have symptoms that are going to last forever,” she said. “I have awful eye-hand coordination. And it really affected how I learned. I was a lot slower.” Teachers at the high school she previously attended misinterpreted Morales’ hesitancy. “I wouldn’t realize for a couple of seconds what they were saying because I was still processing,” she said. “I would get in trouble. They thought I was giving sass. When I came to Eagle Academy, they understood I was just processing things.” Morales is among 27 students who graduated Jan. 30 from Eagle Academy, which holds its commencement ceremonies twice annually. An alternative to Douglas County School District’s traditional high schools, Eagle offers classes from 3 to 9 p.m. in a wing of Highlands Ranch High School. Because enrollment is capped at 120 students, Eagle Academy offers them a sense of intimacy they may not find in other DCSD high schools — many with about 2,000 students. For people like Morales, that smaller student body is key. In my Cherry Creek school, “I wasn’t getting a lot of one-on-one attention, and I was failing more than half my classes,” she

Becca Morales was among three speakers who represented the class of January 2014 during Eagle Academy’s Jan. 30 graduation. Photo by Jane Reuter said. “Now, I’m ending (at Eagle) with all A’s and B’s. “I think it has a lot to do with feeling comfortable in my learning environment. The teachers were really accommodating. I didn’t have to worry about people judging me. I could focus less on what others were thinking of me and more on school.” Graduating Eagle Academy senior Steven Ebright doesn’t believe he’d have graduated from high school without the night option. He struggled academically as a freshman at ThunderRidge High School, then tried the online eDCSD before coming to Eagle. “I wasn’t happy there at the beginning,” Ebright said. “I didn’t want to be there. I wanted to go to ThunderRidge. But then I

started to fit in. There weren’t really cliques. Everyone was one big family. “At the end of my junior year, I had passed every single one of my classes with flying colors.” When Ebright’s mom moved to Denver, he stayed at Eagle. That meant taking two buses and the light rail to get to school in Douglas County and his job at the Lone Tree McDonald’s — a 20-minute trip by car that took Ebright about two hours on mass transit. He worked overnight shifts at McDonald’s after his classes ended at Eagle. “I didn’t want to go to school over here (in Denver),” he said, but added, “I absolutely hate the bus system now.” Morales and Ebright credit the impact of their high school teachers for their ca-

reer choice. Both now plan to become teachers. Morales will major in elementary education and Ebright, a ceramic artist, plans to be an art teacher. “Eagle really, really dug me out of a hole that I was in,” Ebright said. “It gave me a chance at graduating. “Every kid has a different story there, and the teachers understood that.” Morales doesn’t want other children to “get lost in the system,” as she nearly did before coming to the alternative high school. “There are a lot of different kids at Eagle Academy,” she said. “It really showed me how a teacher can affect your life, your perspective on school and education. I want to pay it forward.”

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Local vet leading charge in Agent Orange battle Rossie fighting for sailors’ benefits By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com John Rossie doesn’t like to talk about his health problems, but he’ll talk all day about how he thinks he got them and what he thinks should be done about them. Rossie, a long-time Littleton resident, spent most of 1969 in the Vietnam theater in Da Nang Harbor aboard the destroyer ship USS Radford (DD446). “If we were in a port, we’d have liberties,” he said. “Otherwise, there was no difference between Sunday and any other day.” That made him a member of the “Blue Water Navy” that stayed offshore, as opposed to the “Brown Water Navy,” which traveled on inland waters. A crucial difference between the two is that the latter is considered by the Veterans Administration to have been “boots on the ground,” and thus eligible to receive benefits for treatment of diseases related to Agent Orange exposure. Blue Water vets did receive those benefits until 2008, when the courts ruled that the VA no longer had to automatically assume they had been exposed. Its argument was that the toxic chemical was sprayed on land, so it might or might not have gotten into the water supply. “I heard that and was just truly blown away that the VA could get away with it,” he said. Now, anyone hoping to get the benefits has to produce what Rossie calls copious amounts of evidence. “Now you have to have tons and tons of proof that, 20 or 30 or 40 years after the

fact, doesn’t exist anymore,” he said. Rossie says the sailors could see the mist drifting in the wind out toward sea, toward them, as Agent Orange settled upon Vietnam’s foliage, and occasionally a plane carrying the chemical weapon would go down in the ocean. And that water was used for everything on the ship — bathing and cleaning, and they even desalinated it to use as drinking and cooking water. In the early 1990s, he found a Yahoo group online of veterans discussing such matters. Having spent his career as a communications specialist who helped put the “www” in the Internet, and having had an email address since 1978, he started building a website. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association was born in 2005 with Rossie as its executive director. “We put up what we believe is the largest library of documents related to Agent Orange in Southeast Asia,” he said. Today, its membership is approaching 1,000, although Rossie believes as many as 60,000 living Vietnam veterans have diseases related to Agent Orange. “We’re a group of dying veterans,” he said. “The only reason we’re in the group is because we have claims that have been turned down.” BWNVVA has joined a federal lawsuit hoping to force the VA to return the benefits to Blue Water sailors, and there’s also a bill pending in the U.S. Congress. Similar bills failed in its last two sessions. Rossie has testified in front of the House and the Senate, and recently presented a successful resolution in support of BWNVVA to Littleton City Council. “The Navy has not done anything for us, for which they ought to be ashamed,” he said. “They say it’s a political thing. But when a group of our community is being bashed by the VA, then I think they have a duty to come forward and assist.”

John Rossie, executive director of Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association, is fighting to get VA benefits for sailors who fought from aboard battleships in the Vietnam theater and were affected by Agent Orange. Photo by Jennifer Smith

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Pirates prepare for wrestling regionals Team grapples with eligibility in advance of state-qualifying match By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com As wrestling season enters the home stretch, Pirates coach Jim Potter is working to get his athletes eligible and, hopefully, ready to win some matches at regionals. This year, for the first time, Englewood is in the 17-team northern Class 4A regional that will take place Feb. 14 and 15 at Greeley Central High School. “We really don’t know what we face at regionals,” Potter said. “We will be in the same regional with a lot of teams we never wrestle such as Thompson Valley and Northridge. All I ask is the wrestlers go to regionals and do their best no matter who they face.” A lot of things have been different for the Pirates on the mats this year. For example, this is the first time in decades the wrestlers have to board a bus to the middle school for each day’s practice, because there is no place in the high school now due to the construction of the new campus. Potter said he has fielded a small team at all the team’s meets this season. “It’s tough because we have wrestlers sidelined with injuries and because of grades but we just keep battling with the

Englewood’s Sam Westra works to put his Alameda opponent on his back during the Jan. 29 dual match. Westra, a freshman, pinned his opponent. Englewood only had four wrestlers for the match and two received forfeits. Photo by Tom Munds kids we have available,” Potter said. “If everyone shows up, we have 13 kids on the roster which isn’t too bad. Unfortunately, about half those kids are heavyweights. If we had a match with everyone eligible, I probably could have wrestlers at eight of the 13 weight classes.” At the Jan. 29 dual match with Alameda, four Pirate wrestlers were eligible to wrestle and two of them received forfeits.

Freshman Sam Westra was one of the wrestlers who took the mat for Englewood. His quickness enabled him to take down his opponent and score points for keeping his shoulders near. Westra won 12-1. “This has been a learning season for me,” Westra said after the match. “My dad got me interested in wrestling and I joined the youth program as a fifth-grader. I did well there and last year I had an undefeat-

ed season (in eighth grade). The step from youth program to varsity is a big one and it is challenging with only a few wins.” He said the Jan. 29 win was important. “We were pretty evenly matched and getting the win is a confidence builder as we head toward the end of the season,” Westra said. As the season winds down, the freshman will begin looking ahead to baseball season. “I am an outfielder and I have been playing baseball a long time,” he said. “I like baseball a lot and I also like wrestling so I can’t say either is my favorite sport.” Ken Gelinas, who wrestles heavyweight, has one of the best records on the team at 5-2, and also has hopes of winning at the regional meet. “Regionals are right around the corner and I feel good about that. I feel strong and I hope I can win a few matches there,” the senior said. “So far, it has been a pretty good year for me. I won one tournament and I finished fourth at another tournament.” He said it has been a better season than last year as he has gotten stronger and he has improved his wrestling techniques. “I wrestle heavyweight which is challenging because I weigh 240 and the weight limit for the class is 285,” he said. “I try to counter the weight advantage with quickness and take him to the mat so he can’t get me to the mat where he can use that extra weight to keep me down.” He said his favorite move is the two-leg pickup, which he said is like making a good tackle on the football field.

Lions wage unsuccessful basketball battle Littleton played hard but couldn’t best the tough Grizzlies By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia.com Littleton battled and never quit playing hard but couldn’t overcome ThunderRidge as the Grizzlies outdid the Lions, 63-28, on Jan. 28. “We are in a very tough league and tonight we played a very good basketball team,” Lions coach Ryan Fletcher said. “ThunderRidge really hit their outside shots and they had some guys hitting shots we didn’t expect to score like they did so we got behind early and couldn’t catch up.” Things get no easier for the Lions who are now 2-15 overall, 0-5 in the Continental League. Littleton fell 51-28 at Rock Canyon on Jan. 31 and had to travel to Douglas County Feb. 4. The Lions return home Feb. 7 against Castle View and stay on

the home court Feb. 11 to play Highlands Ranch. ThunderRidge hit on all cylinders Jan. 28. The Grizzlies pushed a fast-pace attack, had the range on the outside shots and dominated the boards, enabling them to jump ahead 13-3 midway through the first quarter and build on the lead from there. The Lions switched to a more aggressive defense in the second half, but were still no match for the Grizzlies. “Usually, we use our inside game to complement our outside shooting,” Fletcher said. “Tonight, ThunderRidge used their height advantage to clog the lane so we had to shoot outside shots tonight more than normally would.” Tim Ladwig led the team in scoring with seven points and was the rebounding leader with six. Brendan John helped his team effort with six points. Littleton senior Tyus Gallegos-Jones said it was tough on the court against ThunderRidge. He only scored one point but led the teams in steals with four and with assists with three. “They were aggressive, played good

defense so we had trouble getting chances to take good shots,” he said. “They really used their size to jam up the middle so it was really hard to get into the lane and get off a good shot.” He said, after halftime, the Lions came out and played a more aggressive style, seeking to challenge ThunderRidge. “We came out and tried to do what we practiced,” he said. “It did work at times but they are a good team and kept the pressure on us.” He said that the team needs to put the game behind them because Littleton is in a tough league and the Lions will continue to face tough teams throughout the season. “We just have to practice hard to keep getting better so we can go out and battle hard every game,” he said. “I hope we look at tonight with pride on how much better we played in the second half as we tried to make a game of it,” Fletcher said. “I hope we also see we are a capable basketball team but we are not good enough start slowly and let the other team build a big lead early then make a comeback.”

Tim Ladwig, Littleton’s center, tries to battle through the tall Thunderridge defenders during the Jan. 28 league boys basketball game. The Grizzlies height advantage denied the Lions inside game and ThunderRidge went on to win the game, 63-28. Photo by Tom Munds

Prep sports Scoreboard CHERRY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL Girls basketball Cherry Creek 49, Arapahoe 35 Molly Rohrer scored 15 points followed by Lauren McMillen with 12 points and Mikaela Eppard with eight points. Creek went 18 for 22 with free throws including 5 for 5 from Rohrer and Katie O’Brien and McMillen going 4 for 6. McMillen also had 15 rebounds and Eppard had 13 rebounds. Laura Pranger had four blocks, O’Brien had seven assists and Rohrer had five rebounds.

Cherry Creek 49, Grandview 52 Creek’s Mikaela Eppard scored 16 points for the Bruins followed by 13 points from Molly Rohrer and 10 points from Lauren McMillen. Eppard had 13 rebounds and five assists and Rohrer had seven rebounds. Katie O’Brien had five assists and four steals. Rohrer had six blocks and McMillen had four.

ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball

Englewood 39, Elizabeth 75 Englewood’s Isiah Mestas scored 15 points for his team and Sean Bowering scored nine points. Mestas had three 3-pointers, three rebounds and three assists. Gavin Phillips had three assists and Colton Korinek had three blocks.

UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball

FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Englewood vs. Weld Central TUESDAY 7:15 p.m. - Englewood vs. Kent Denver

Girls basketball FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Cherry Creek vs. Mullen WEDNESDAY TBA - Cherry Creek @ Cherokee Trail

PREP SPORTS SCOREBOARD Would you like to see your team on the board? Contact sports reporter Kate Ferraro at kferraro@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Or go to www.englewoodherald.net/scores/ and click on Post to the Scoreboard.


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‘If he falls down, he gets back up’ CHSAA: Mountain Vista’s Bailey Roby can keep playing with certain conditions By Hannah Garcia

hgarcia@coloradocommunitymedia.com After news broke that Mountain Vista basketball player Bailey Roby may have made his last court appearance on Jan. 24, CHSAA said it will let the senior — who wears two prosthetic legs — play with certain conditions. The story, originally published by Colorado Community Media before being picked up by numerous outlets, began making the rounds on social media late on Jan. 29. The hashtag #LetBaileyRobyHoop gained traction on Twitter, garnering hundreds of positive responses. A fellow student also posted a petition called “Put Roby Back In!” on www.thepetitionsite. com, which had gained 2,348 signatures as of Feb. 3. Bailey Roby called the social media campaigns “really, really cool.” “It’s all been really positive,” the 6-foot4 senior said. Roby, born with just three toes on each foot, had both of his legs amputated as a baby. He was fitted with his first pair of prosthetics at age 3, picked up golf and baseball in elementary school and started playing basketball in the eighth grade. Pat McCabe, Mountain Vista’s athletic director, said he was “pretty damn proud of (the school’s) kids” after seeing the burgeoning social media campaigns. “I would have been a little disappointed if our kids weren’t unhappy about this and (weren’t) supporting Bailey, because we want him to play,” McCabe said. “Our kids and our community were huge allies.” In response, the Colorado High School Activities Association released a statement claiming the athletic body’s initial deci-

sion was made for I had to look at Roby’s safety as the potential well as other playrisk to the stuers’ and that it will dent and those now work on a around him,” game-by-game Borgmann said. basis to approve “I determined Roby’s particithat the potential pation in future was enough that I games. Roby will could not give the be allowed to play waiver.” as long as both McCabe did schools have an not agree with agreement for that initial decicertain safety pasion. rameters. “Did I underWhen CHSAA stand what the made its original justifications decision, the high were? Yes. Did I school sports auagree? No,” Mcthority based it on Cabe said. “I didn’t National Federalike it at all. But I tion of State High did absolutely see School Associawhere CHSAA was tions rule 3-5-1 — coming from.” which states that Borgmann said state associations that the organizacan “provide reation allowed Roby sonable accomto play in the Litmodations” to tleton contest on individuals with Jan. 24 after dis“disabilities and/ cussing paramor special needs” eters to limit risk, and “extenuation but the undercircumstances” standing at the as long as those time was that was Mountain Vista’s Bailey Roby, who plays on two prosthetic accommodations a one-time allowlegs, has been cleared to play on a game-by-game basis do not “fundaance for Roby. Mcmentally alter the as long as both schools and the officials come to an agreeCabe responded sport, heighten ment. Photo by Tom Munds by leading the efrisk to the athlete/ fort to get Roby off others or place the bench for his opponents at a disadvantage.” first home game of the year. CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert “We discussed only the Littleton game Borgmann said that although Roby’s pros- and really did not look at future games,” thetics do not alter the outcome of a game Borgmann said. “As we moved forward or cause a disadvantage, safety was a fac- with this, and with the success of the pator. rameters established in the Littleton game, “When asked for the waiver of the rule, both parties (CHSAA and Mountain Vista)

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determined that a game-by-game assessment could perhaps allow for additional participation.” When asked why there are safety concerns with Roby playing varsity basketball this year and not last year when he played junior varsity, Borgmann said “it really is the physical nature and speed of the game that differs from junior varsity. “I remain concerned that without some of the parameters in place, the potential for injury to Bailey and others might have been increased. With the parameters in place, that risk is significantly minimized.” McCabe said although the school and CHSAA were already discussing Roby’s possible future participation and that public reaction may have “expedited the process.” Roby’s father said concerns about the senior posing a safety risk was unfounded, although he said he is glad that it appears CHSAA will make some accommodations for his son. “I think it’s ridiculous,” Scott Roby said. “I don’t think Bailey is a hazard to anyone on the floor and certainly not to himself. He’s been in hundreds of practices and he played junior varsity last year. If he falls down, he gets back up.” Scott Roby said that Bailey has never sustained any major injuries and has not caused any harm to other players of which he is aware. “He might not get in a game situation, but we’re OK with that. We don’t expect him to play, that’s the coach’s decision. It’s just the part about being ineligible that we have an issue with,” Scott Roby said. Bailey Roby said the response from school officials and coaches has been mostly positive. “They just want to see me on the team,” he said. Roby appeared again in the team’s Jan. 31 game against Douglas County, finishing 0-for-1 from the field in the Golden Eagles’ 75-59 victory.

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ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -- both professional and personal -- opening up by week’s end. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-long-neglected project again. A family member might have important news.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. But that’s no excuse for taking catnaps when you could be working on those unfinished tasks. There’ll be time to curl up and relax by week’s end. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) It’s a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Careful -- you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to “exaggerate” the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why you’re currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared plan. Be sure you have all the facts to back yourself up. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Travel plans might still be uncertain. But instead of getting upset about the delay, open yourself up to other possibilities, and begin checking out some alternative destinations. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who aren’t too kind in their critiques, you gain points when you’re willing to stand up and defend your work. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for creating a warm and loving environment between yourself and others. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Cupcakes go gourmet in Lone Tree shop Smallcakes offers sweet treats in array of flavors By Jane Reuter

jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com As owner of the recently opened Lone Tree Smallcakes, Heidi Hamilton is in the business of making people smile. “People are happier when they eat,” said Hamilton, who co-owns the gourmet cupcake shop with her husband Darren. And that makes Hamilton’s work a piece of (cup) cake. The Castle Rock mother spends her mornings baking cupcakes and also helps serve them to customers. “This doesn’t feel like work,”

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she said. “It always feels like Saturday.” Smallcakes offers 120 flavors of cupcakes, with 12 varieties baked fresh each day. Flavors range from unusual — like maple bacon and chai tea — to the more traditional chocolate cream and pink vanilla. The cakes range in size from mini to large, with the most popular large size priced at $3.25 apiece. “They’re big — twice as big as a cupcake you’d make at home,” Hamilton said. The colorfully frosted cupcakes are popular choices for birthday parties and weddings. And unlike a traditional cake, Hamilton said, “You can mix and match so everyone can get what they want.” The business is a happy surprise for the Hamilton, who wasn’t planning to open a cupcake franchise. But in researching the ideal franchise, Smallcakes repeat-

edly popped onto her computer screen. Hamilton was seduced not only by its sugary appeal, but the franchise’s rapid growth. Franchise founder Jeff Martin, 35, and his wife Brandy opened the first Smallcakes in Kansas City in 2009. The franchise now includes almost 60 shops in 13 states. The Lone Tree store is Colorado’s only Smallcakes. So far. “We hope to expand to other locations,” Hamilton said. Smallcakes is among several national cupcakes chains. The cupcake craze was sparked in 2000 by a “Sex and the City” episode in which two of the main characters chatted over gourmet cupcakes. The 2010 debut of the Food Network show “Cupcake Wars” further fueled the single-serving dessert’s popularity. Smallcakes’ founder Martin competed during three episodes of the show.

Heidi Hamilton, above, and her husband Darren are co-owners of the recently opened Smallcakes in Lone Tree. Photo by Jane Reuter

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Reinke likes attention, but not this kind Littleton officials want him to clean up his act By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@coloradocommunitymedia. com At what point does disassembling the Turkey Leg and Wine Hoedown become outdoor storage? It’s a question Littleton City Council will address, now that the planning board has recommended approval of an ordinance written just for Reinke Bros. Halloween and Costume Store. Reinke Bros. is known for hosting myriad events not just in October but throughout the year, and they often involve elaborate sets built in the store’s parking lot. Often this means there is stuff outside that wouldn’t normally belong in a parking lot, like tree houses and old tires used to build a paddle-boat pond. “Now it’s almost getting to be a yearlong deal that things are getting stored outside,” said Glen Van Nimwegen, director of community development. While acknowledging the events help

energize downtown, Van Nimwegen said some merchants are less enthusiastic than others about them and the resultant clutter. The ordinance was written as a way to find a compromise, and to allow everyone to be heard in the formal setting of a council meeting. It would require any downtown property owner who wanted to utilize outdoor storage to apply for a permit that initially would be good for one year. If approved, the items would have to be screened from view, and the planning board could require site improvements as a condition of approval. Greg Reinke believes this basically came about because of the five trailers and two delivery trucks he keeps in his parking lot, all licensed and insured. Three of the trailers belong to the Historic Downtown Merchants Association, of which he is president, and he’s agreed to move them to city property he’s been offered in an attempt to compromise. “As long as we have access to them,” he said. “It’s for the common good. They belong to 128 merchants down here, and I allow them to keep them on my prop-

erty at no charge.” The others are his company’s, and he uses them to haul the things he uses to stage things like parties, conventions and trade shows, another big part of his businesses. “They are not outdoor storage,” he said. “I could pay $150 a month to store them. But I spend about $12,000 a month to license and insure them because they are commercial delivery vehicles, which I’ve owned since I moved here in 1999.” The city has sent him at least 30 letters over the years threatening to take him to court if he doesn’t move them. “It’s been a campaign of thugs,” he said. “The code is antiquated, it doesn’t work.” The proposed ordinance doesn’t mention the trailers and trucks specifically, just “facilities for building materials, raw materials, equipment, scrap, trash and products.” Boardmembers Curt Samuelson and Carrie Moore voted against the ordinance. “I don’t want to be a babysitter,” said Moore. “I think if people have a strong issue, they should solve it.”

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of LEONARD J. MALINOWSKI, Deceased Case Number 14PR30002

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Jean Lucile Schreiner, aka Jean L. Schreiner, aka Jean Schreiner, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30024

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before May 24, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. PAUL P. MALINOWSKI Personal Representative 8085 S. Logan Drive Littleton, Colorado 80122 Legal Notice No.: 4629 First Publication: January 24, 2014 Last Publication: February 7, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Diana Sue Zimbelman, a/k/a Diana S. Zimbelman, Deceased Case Number 2013PR30402 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 14, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Alicia M. Schreiner Personal Representative 2454 E. Fremont Court Centennial, Colorado 80122

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Wayne F. Shank, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30013 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before June 2, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Linda D. Gomez Personal Representative 2750 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite C-200 Denver, Colorado 80227 Bette Heller, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 19671 E. Euclid Drive Centennial, Colorado 80016 Legal Notice No: 4643 First Publication: January 31, 2014 Last Publication: February 14, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald

Case #2013-09: The issue to be heard Case #2013-09: The issue is to be heard before the Commission proposed before the Commission is proposed amendments to Title 16: Unified amendments Code to Title 16:16-2-9 Unified Development Section of the DevelopmentMunicipal Code Section 16-2-9 of theto Englewood Code related Englewood Municipal Zoning Site Plan Review.Code related to Zoning Site Plan Review.

By Order of the City Planning and Zoning By Order of the City Planning and Zoning Commission Commission CITY OF ENGLEWOOD CITY OF ENGLEWOOD

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A copy of the proposed amendment may A copy of the proposed amendment may be reviewed in the Community be reviewed Department. in the Community Development Anyone Development Department. Anyone interested in this matter may be heard at interested this matter be heard at the Public in Hearing at themay previously cited the Publicdate, Hearing the previously cited location, and at time. location, date, and time.

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Notice isbefore hereby thatand a Zoning Public Hearing the given Planning Hearing before and Zoning 20, Commission willthe bePlanning held on February Commission be held on February at thewill hour of 7:00 p.m. in 20, the 2014, hour of 7:00 p.m. in1000 the 2014, at the Englewood City Council Chambers, Englewood City Council Chambers, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110. 80110.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Marian Bonnie Gnaizda Haber, aka Marian Bonnie Haber, aka Marian B. Haber, and Marian Haber, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30007

Ira Manuel Haber Personal Representative 5309 South Kearney Street Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 6TH day of May, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 3 directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and 0 directors will be elected to To advertise your publicserve notices call 303-566-4100 2-year* terms. Eligible electors of the Willows Water District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):

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Greg Reinke points out that his delivery truck is licensed, which he says gives him the right to park it in his own parking lot. Photo by Jennifer Smith

On or about February 28, 2014 the City of Englewood will make final payment to: Nordstrom Commercial Builders, LLC 9226 Teddy Ln. Suite 125 Lone Tree, CO 80124-6727 For construction of: Plaza Ramp Repairs 2013 – Broadway & Hampden Ave Project Any or all claims relating to this contract must be filed with Frank Gryglewicz, Director of Finance & Administrative Services, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, Colorado 80110-2373 prior to Thursday, February 20, 2014.

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Notice isbefore hereby thatand a Zoning Public Hearing the given Planning Hearing before and Zoning 20, Commission willthe bePlanning held on February Commission will be held on February 2014, at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in 20, the at the hour of 7:00 p.m. in the 2014, Englewood City Council Chambers, 1000 Englewood City Council Englewood, Chambers, 1000 Englewood Parkway, CO Englewood Parkway, Englewood, CO 80110. 80110. Case #2013-06: The issue to be heard before the Commission is proposed amendments to Title 16: Unified Development Code Section 16-9-3 of the Englewood Municipal Code related to Non-Conforming Structures. A copy of the proposed amendment may be reviewed in the Community Development Department. Anyone interested in this matter may be heard at the Public Hearing at the previously cited location, date, and time. By Order of the City Planning and Zoning Commission Julie Bailey Recording Secretary Legal Notice No.: 4657 Published February 7, 2014 First Publication: February 7, 2014 Last Publication: February 7, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Public Notice A CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF) 32-1-804.1; 32-1-804.3, 1-1-104(34), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Willows Water District, District of Arapahoe County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 6TH day of May, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, 3 directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms and 0 directors will be elected to serve 2-year* terms. Eligible electors of the Willows Water District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO): Becky L Garland 6930 S Holly Circle Centennial, CO 80112 303-770-8625 The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Becky L Garland 6930 S Holly Circle Centennial, CO 80112 303-770-8625 The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If the DEO determines that a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business on Friday, February 28, 2014 (not less than 67 days before the election). Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 3, 2014 (the sixty-fourth day before the election). NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for a mail-in ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Friday, May 2, 2014, except that, if the applicant wishes to receive the mail-in ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Willows Water District Becky Garland Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 4648 First Publication: February 7, 2014 Last Publication: February 7, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald and the Centennial Citizen Public Notice CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF) 32-1-804.1; 32-1-804.3, 1-1-104(34), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Kent Place Metropolitan District Nos. 1 & 2 of the City of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 6, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, and for each District, three (3) directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms. Eligible electors of the Districts interested in serving on the boards of directors may obtain a SelfNomination and Acceptance Form from the Designated Election Official (DEO), located at 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122, (303-8581800) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is Friday, February 28, 2014. If the DEO determines a SelfNomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the form may be amended once at any time prior to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. Affidavit of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the DEO by the close of business on Monday, March 3, 2014. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business on Friday, May 2, 2014, except that, if the applicant wishes to receive the ballot by mail, the application shall be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. KENT PLACE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NOS. 1 & 2 Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 4656 First Publication: February 7, 2014 Last Publication: February 7, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald


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28 Englewood Herald

February 7, 2014

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