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Local man charged with child pornography Federal court orders suspect to remain in custody By Tom Munds

tmunds@ Englewood resident Mervin Wolf, 61, was arrested at his South Galapago Street home this past week for charges related to child pornography. Wolf is being charged with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and with production of child pornography.

On March 11, six days after the arrest, Federal Magistrate Michael Hegarty ruled that Wolf would remain in custody until, at the very least, the conclusion of his trial. Jeffrey Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, said the case will go before a grand jury within 30 days in closed court. Wolf and his wife moved to Colorado from California about 1999 and each year, they regularly returned to California for about two weeks to visit relatives. According to the arrest affidavit, around September 2007 Wolf allegedly began taking pornographic photographs of a child who

lived with his California relatives. The report stated that, over the next seven years, Wolf “forced the minor child to perform and participate in an escalating pattern of sexual acts which Wolf would photo or video tape.” According to the Justice Department, relatives and Wolf’s wife were unaware of the man’s alleged pornographic activities. In his March 11 court appearance, Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith Smith said Wolf admitted sexual contact with the girl that he photographed and recorded on video. The prosecutor said the suspect told investigators he made the tapes for his sex-

ual gratification and watched them about once a week for the same reason. The affidavit stated that, when the victim learned in January that Wolf was coming to California in June, she made the decision to report the sexual abuse. It was also stated the girl said she was afraid Wolf would start molesting her younger siblings. Once the girl’s family learned about the sexual abuse of the victim, other family members also came forward to report sexual abuse by Wolf. Child continues on Page 18

Council amends proposal Five amendments approved to home occupation ordinance By Tom Munds


An excavator brings down parts of a wall and ceiling at the old Englewood High School building. Except for the field house and auditorium, all of the old high school buildings are being demolished so a new seventh- through 12th-grade campus can be built on the site. Photo by Tom Munds

High school demolition resumes Crews expect to be done by April 1 By Tom Munds

tmunds@ After a two-week break to remove asbestos, operators are again guiding their powerful excavators with the intent of demolishing the remaining buildings that for years made up Englewood High School. Demolition of the main high school building is part of phase 2 of the project, which calls for removal of all the high school structures except the field house and auditorium — making way for a new seventh- through 12-grade campus on the

site. Once all the asbestos was removed, the crash of falling debris again echoed off the field house walls March 6 as the massive equipment pulled down the upper story of the building facing Mansfield Avenue. The work on the structure north of Mansfield Avenue went on during the final phase of asbestos removal. “I watched the work when they began taking down the high school building where it attached to the field house,” said school superintendent Brian Ewert, adding that demolition should be complete by April 1. “They were very careful to make sure they didn’t impact the field house walls. They will do the same type of delicate operation when they remove the school building that attached to the auditorium later


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this month.” On site, the demolition of the two-story portion of the high school building facing Mansfield Avenue moved west. Plans are to begin demolishing the portion of the high school building facing South Logan Street by mid-March. “Around April 1, crews will begin constructing the foundation system for the new high school building,” Ewert said. “The foundation work will be very visible, but a lot of work will be going on out of the view of the public.” The construction of the new campus is possible because Englewood residents approved a $40 million bond issue in 2012. Phase one demolished the pool, shops and other portions of the high school. Also included were the construction of the new north gymnasium and the wing of the campus that will eventually house the middle school. The high school classrooms were moved into the newly constructed wing over the Thanksgiving holiday last year. A second part of the project involves the major renovation of Englewood Middle School. Early next year, the buildings at 300 W. Chenango Ave. will become Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School when the middle school moves to the new campus. The project is funded by bond money plus an $8 million state grant.

The city council’s process establishing the city rules governing working at home has been continued — at least until March 17. The Englewood City Council pushed back the adoption of the new rules on March 3 when they considered the ordinance on second and final reading and adopted five additional amendments to the ordinance. Since the amendments make significant changes to the ordinance, procedure requires the council hold another second and final reading of the regulations. The second and final reading is tentatively scheduled to be part of the March 17 city council meeting. At the March 3 meeting, Mayor Randy Penn went through a series of changes previously discussed. Council members then made the five new amendments to the ordinance, adopting each on a separate vote. The amendments included: • Making the type of home occupations allowed in the R1A zones residential district the same as those allowed in all other residential districts. It was approved unanimously. • Allowing commercial delivery services to make deliveries in the R1A district passed 4 to 3 with councilmembers Jill Wilson and Joe Jefferson along with Mayor pro tem Linda Olson opposing the amendment. • Allowing the use of detached structures for storage of home occupation materials. The amendment was approved 6-1 with Olson voting against it. • Eliminating the wording that prohibits business owners from seeing customers in homes within the R1A district. It passed 6 to 1 with councilmember Bob McCaslin voting against it. • Reversing the ban on home occupations having employees. The new rule would allow a resident to have one employee for his or her home business. The amendment passed 5-2 with Jefferson and Olson voting against it. The issue of changing the work-athome regulations began in May 2013 when the city council requested staff to work on the issue. A part of the issue was the ban on residents doing any work from homes within Council continues on Page 11


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A forecast full of money comes our way The second half of the legislative session will be best summed up by an overused 1990s catch phrase. “Show me the money.” While lawmakers spent quite a bit of time working on flood legislation during the first half of the session, the real story right now is the flood of bills that are piling up in appropriations committees, waiting to be funded. The hundreds of bills that sit in appropriation limbo are like a casting room full of singing, animated bills that are auditioning for “School House Rock.” “But I know I’ll be a law someday. At least I hope and pray that I will. But today I am still just a bill.” Starting March 18, there’s going to be a lot of lawmakers sitting around praying that their bills will not only become law, but will receive funding to boot. That’s the day that the Joint Budget Committee is scheduled to announce the state’s revenue forecast for the upcoming fiscal year. The forecast will determine which bills get money and which ones don’t. Whatever happens after that day, the result is certain to disappoint some lawmakers. “We will have tough decisions as we move through (the appropriations process),” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “There’s a lot of good ideas out there, but it doesn’t mean we can fund them all.” The JBC will do its best to cobble together a budget that comes close to the

one that Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed — a $24 billion long bill that could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for Colorado schools. In addition to Senate Bill 1 legislation, which would pump more than $100 million into higher education, the budget is also expected to include $230 million for K-12 education, as outlined by House Bill 1292, the Student Success Act. While the additional funding will go a long way in replacing money that was drained from education funding in recent lean budget years, even the sizable cash infusion is certain to leave some educators wanting more. Last month, school superintendents called on lawmakers to address the socalled “negative factor” in education funding, which came as a result of $1 billion in education budget cuts in recent years. Superintendents point to a healthier state education fund as a sign that perhaps this is the year they get all the funding they want, will few strings attached.

But that’s not going to happen. “They look at that fund and say, `Lets spend it,’ ” Ferrandino said of school superintendents. “The problem is when we spend it all down, then we’re in a place where there’s volatility and we can’t sustain it. It’s their job to do all they can to push for education, and I respect that. It’s our job as policy makers for the state to try to deal with all competing districts and look not just at the short term, but long term.” Senate President Morgan Carroll, DAurora, understands that there is “pent up frustration” on the part of school superintendents who haven’t been getting the funding that was originally expected through 2000’s Amendment 23 — the voter-approved initiative that required funding for education that exceeds the annual rate of inflation. Lawmakers had to take a chisel to that initiative in recent years. “Patience is running out and (superintendents) would like to catch up all at once, with no strings attached,” Carroll said. “And the reality is, within the revenue we have, we don’t mathematically have the option of zeroing out what’s referred to as the negative factor.” Education will make up the lion’s share of the budget. And there are several other funding areas that are certain to receive infusions — efforts aimed a flood and wildfire mitigation, as well as tax credits for business and families, to name a few. But $24 billion gets eaten up pretty

quickly during the sausage-making process. “People fight over more money than we do over less,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. Cadman said that about “a half a billion dollars in spending is waiting in line for the (budget forecast),” with Cadman equating those who are hoping for money to come their way as being “drunk monkeys” that already lined up. House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, said more money needs to go to transportation and education, but also said that it’s important to practice temperance when doling out cash — because you never know. “Yes, we have resources but we don’t want to extend ourselves where we get to the point where we are slashing and burning like we were a few years ago,” DelGrosso said. “That’s not fair to the people of Colorado, when you try to run a state that way.” So March 18 is going to be an awfully interesting day. There’s going to be some folks who are happy and some who aren’t. And there’s going to be some joyous “School House Rock” songs sung by bills that made it, while other sad little bills are left singing the blues. Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at Or, follow him on Twitter: @ VicVela1.

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cilmembers at the March 3 study session prior to the approval. Henderson said that in 2013, the utility’s contractor completed work at about 450 properties at a total cost of around $498,000. “We expect the project will be about the same size this year,” he said. According to a report provided to the council, the city received multiple bids in 2012 from firms to do that year’s projects. The lowest qualified bid came from NORAA, and the company was hired to do concrete replacement for the utility in 2012 and again in 2013. The bid document included a provision to agree to a three-year contract extension and that was the recent proposal. The utility report stated NORAA’s work included successful concrete replacement adjacent to

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Englewood City Council recently gave consensus approval to extend a contract with NORAA Concrete eConstructors, for the comt pany to continue to perform annual repairs on the city’s concrete utility for the next three years. A formal vote on the omatter will take place at an way.” upcoming council meeting. “The city’s concrete utile ity removes and replaces ho substandard concrete for ous those enrolled in the prols gram around the city,” Dave are Henderson, deputy public works director told coun-

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public and private properties and the entire 2013 project was completed seven weeks ahead of the projected date. Prior to the creation of the utility each homeowner was responsible for the repair of the concrete sidewalk in front of the property. If a section of concrete had been marked for repair and the property owner couldn’t afford to have the work done, the city could contract to have the bad concrete replaced and would place a lien against the property for the cost of the repairs. In 1997, the public works department recommended creating a concrete utility and the city council approved the proposal. Now, property owners who volunteer to be part of it, pay an annual fee. It works like an insurance policy so, when the concrete needs

replacing, the utility contracts to have it done. When the concrete utility was created in 1997, 707 of the almost 11,000 property owners in the city declined to be part of the program. Now, all but 600 owners are part of the utility. Utility members pay an annual fee based on the amount of concrete around the property. The average annual fee for the owner of an Englewood home with a 50-foot frontage is $40. Using money paid by resident members plus the money contributed by the city, the utility contracts for concrete work to be done on the privatelyowned sidewalks as well as the city-owned concrete at intersections, where alleys intersect with avenues and the sidewalks around city property Each year there is al-

ways more concrete that should be repaired than the utility can afford to repair. The utility policy is to address the areas that most need repair and take care of those first. If those repairs don’t exhaust the available funds, the work then be-

gins on the remaining areas most in need of repair. Membership in the utility is voluntary but homeowners who initially declined to join can request to become part of the project. For more information, call 303-762-2360.


crime report Investigators make two arrests

Officers on patrol stopped three people for trespassing, which led to the investigation that resulted in the arrest of two of the three suspects. The officers were on foot patrol about 10:50 p.m. Feb. 28 in the 800 block of Englewood Parkway when they stopped three people, a 35-yearold man, a 22-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man for trespassing on private property. A routine check was done on all three suspects and they were searched. Officers searched the 35-year-old and found he was carrying methamphetamine. He was arrested and

quency of a minor, a Class 4 felony. Officers stopped the suspect and three minors about 5:30 p.m. March 9 because they were blocking traffic by walking down the middle of the street in the 500 block of West Eastman Avenue. Bystanders in the area told officers it appeared the 21-year-old was providing marijuana to the three minors. The police report stated the three juveniles showed signs of being under the influence of marijuana. The 21-year-old was arrested and he was later transported to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility.

later taken to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. The check on the 22-year-old woman found she had active felony warrants for her arrest. Officers arrested her and took her to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. Police issued the 26-year-old man a summons for trespassing and he was released.

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Activity brewing at Breckenridge site Fall opening anticipated By Jennifer Smith Littleton City Council on March 4 approved a resolution officially renaming West Briarwood Avenue west of Santa Fe Drive to Brewery Lane in anticipation of Breckenridge Brewery opening there this fall. “I believe there is building excitement over the brewery moving and opening in Littleton,” said the city’s mayor, Phil Cernanec. “It seems that a week does not go by during which I don’t get at least a handful of questions, `When will the brewery be opening?’ Every time I drive by the property on Santa Fe, I sneak a peek to see what is progressing.” The trees are uprooted and activity is stirring at what was the site of Silver Sage Garden Center to make way for the 12acre, $20 million brewery, expected to open this fall. It’s south of Meadowood mobile-home community, which caters to seniors, and north of Wolhurst Landing’s single-family homes. The restaurant will have seating for up to 250 and employ up to 75 people. It will feature a tasting room, guest accommo-

dations, fermenting building, warehouse, brewhouse, gift shop and more, all designed to attract “beer tourists.” The developer coordinated with the adjacent Designs by Sundown landscaping company, owned by longtime Littletonite Michael Hommel, to create a unified site with a rural, agricultural feel. Heights are limited to 60 feet, shorter than Aspen Grove’s 65 feet, and the buildings are designed to resemble rural farmhouses and barns. A hops field will line Santa Fe on the east side of the site. On the west, cityowned open space buffers the river from the development. “The story of the linkage between the brewery and Designs by Sundown is great,” said the mayor. Breckenridge’s brewer and co-owner Todd Usry worked for Hommel years ago. When he found out Hommel had purchased the land just north and west of Designs by Sundown, he jumped. Expansion of Hommel’s company will allow him to employ up to 150 people in peak season, he said. Some neighbors to the west in Columbine Valley are lobbying for a bridge over the South Platte River between the site and the 105-acre Tuck property, which is in the early stages of redevelopment that will likely end with about 100 high-end, single-

Report on river released Group envisions a livelier South Platte experience By Jennifer Smith While the South Platte Working Group has been busy overseeing active projects along the river, it’s also been conducting an intensive study of what else it would like to see happen. A major goal of the SPWG was to: “Embrace many types of adjacent land uses and recognize that the community’s historic relationship to the Platte River is part of the history of this river and part of richness of the visitor’s experience. The diversity of experience and expression of the community’s evolving relationship with the Platte river is to be celebrated, not homogenized.” The 56-page report makes several suggestions for Littleton’s share of the river that the members think would serve to turn it into a standout feature of the community instead of a hidden jewel. It suggests redeveloping the west side of the Bowles Avenue/Santa Fe Drive intersection into a mixed-use civic center to serve as a “front door” for the city, while encouraging nearby businesses like Lucille’s restaurant to reorient themselves to embrace the river. To the south, the SPWG feels opportunities were missed with both Hudson Gardens and Aspen Grove to integrate the river experience. “The relocation of the Breckenridge Brewery to this area offers a wonderful and immediate opportunity to work with

the developer to `test drive’ incentives that encourage use of the river edge,” reads the plan. “Similarly, creating an area plan for the other uses in this vicinity — such as the mobile home park, industrial uses and medical office complex — would offer a blueprint for more compatible development.” One suggestion is to plan more events along the river, perhaps partnering with RTD to offer river-themed events at Mineral Station on weekends, when the lot is less heavily used. The study encourages the city to work with whoever ends up developing the 111 acres at Mineral Avenue and Santa Fe Drive known as the Ensor property to offer incentives for river-friendly, mixed-use project, and to do the same if and when the Wolhurst mobile-home community redevelops. “Creating an area plan that encompasses this and the Ensor property would help to encourage compatible development and ensure that easements are preserved for habitat and trail-corridor connections,” reads the plan. The study also suggested “repurposing” some or all of three golf courses abutting the river —Littleton Golf Course, Broken Tee and Columbine Country Club — perhaps taking them down to nine holes and converting the rest to multipurpose parks that could serve a wider audience. Convened in 2006 by Arapahoe County, the South Platte Working Group comprises 21 local jurisdictions and agencies that have contributed more than $25 million for projects that protect the river corridor. The entire report can be viewed at www.

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NEWS IN A HURRY Golf tourney set to benefit Rotary

Englewood Rotary holds an annual golf tournament to provide more than $10,000 scholarships to Englewood High School and Colorado High School graduates plus support the Well Fed program in the schools. The organization hopes the tournament will grow and seeks players, volunteer tournament workers and donations of silent auction items. This year’s tournament is June 24 at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Aurora. The single-player fee is $125 and the cost for a foursome is $500. If you’re interested in registering, volunteering, donating or helping with sponsorships, please email Jerry Orlovsky at

Hay a healthy school finalist

Charles Hay World School is one of 17 finalists being recognized as one of Colorado’s healthiest schools. The 17 finalists were selected from among the more than 200 schools applied for this recognition. Finalists can win awards of $1,500, $3,000, or $5,000. The award funds are designated to be used for health-related improvements, initiatives, and activities during the 2014-15 school year. The award will be given at the annual Legacy Foundation’s 6th annual Legacy Summit on April 17.

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family homes rising there. “This would be an appropriate and elegant solution to the ongoing access concerns,” wrote Amy Lantermann in a letter to the developer. “… Personally speaking, I would enjoy a brewery within walking distance. While funding a bridge is an expensive venture, I think it would be much less expensive than expanding Platte Canyon Road. One or the other will be needed for

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Community by the National Weather Service and now sports StormReady Community signs at major entry points into the city. Englewood is the only city in the Denver metro area to receive designation. The city received the designation for completing a program established to help communities better protect residents if the area is hit by a severe weather event. Program guidelines include establishing a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, being able to monitor local streams and weather conditions, promoting public readiness, developing a hazardous weather plan and conducting emergency exercises. Details about Englewood’s efforts are on the city’s emergency management page and, to learn more about StormReady, go to

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Child care tax credit advances Bill aims to help low-income families with early education By Vic Vela Low-income families who struggle to pay for child care could get some relief, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that cleared its first legislative hurdle on March 5. But Republicans on the House Finance Committee called the effort a “Band Aid” approach to a problem that they believe is not up to government to solve. House Bill 1072 would create child care tax credits to families who make less than $25,000 a year in federally-adjusted gross income. The credit would be equal to 25 percent of a taxpayer’s child care expenses. The new credit — which is capped at $1,000 — would only be available to those who do not qualify for existing child care tax credits that are tied to federal returns. Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, a bill sponsor, told the committee that parents in poverty often face two choices

— either give up their career endeavors to take care of their children or use a large portion of their incomes to pay for child care. “This bill will increase self-sufficiency by allowing parents to stay in the workforce,” Pettersen said. “Our child care expenses are one of the most expensive in the nation.” Marlana Wallace of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank that supports the legislation, said that Colorado ranks as the fifth least affordable state for infant care and that child care costs often soak up as much as half of a low-income family’s income. Only those who support the legislation provided testimony, including Megan Smith, an Alamosa single mother of a 7-year-old child. Smith said she moved to Colorado from Chicago to attend Adams State University five years ago and that she initially struggled to pay for child care. Smith said that she now has a goodpaying job with the university and currently wouldn’t qualify for the tax credit. However, she told committee members that she remembers what it was like to struggle

and that she hopes the legislation could help others going forward. “If I had that kind of assistance... it would have been a huge impact,” she said. “Every little bit helps.” Supporters of the bill said the legislation would fix a loophole that disqualifies many low-income families from receiving a tax credit that was set up by the state in 1996. The current child care tax credit that’s on the books applies to families that earn less than $60,000 a year. But the credit is tied to federal income taxes, which doesn’t apply to many low-income families because their earnings are too low to even have to file federal taxes. “Middle-class families get a child care tax credit, so lets give the lower income earners tax credits because they are taxpayers, too,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan, DCherry Hills. “They are mothers and fathers, too.” About 55,000 families would qualify for the credit, which could reduce state revenues by more than $47 million over the next four fiscal years, according to bill information from the Legislative Council.

The bill also provides a three-year sunset clause, meaning the Legislature can evaluate the tax credit down the road to see if it is something worth continuing. However, Republicans questioned the effectiveness of the bill. House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, said families often have to make decisions about their expenses, including energy bills and car insurance rates, which can also run high. DelGrosso said that it’s not the state’s role to triage which expenses should be granted government-sponsored relief. DelGrosso also said it is better policy to provide financial relief to families by keeping the government out of taxpayers’ wallets to begin with. “We need to start looking at ways to allow people to keep the money we have instead of giving people more money,” DelGrosso said. The bill passed the Democrat majority committee following a 7-5 party-line vote. The legislation now heads to the House Appropriations Committee before it receives a full vote in the House.

Fraudulent drug test bill fails in committee Republican-sponsored legislation would’ve fined those who cheat tests By Vic Vela A Senate committee on March 5 rejected a bill that sought to impose legal penalties in cases where employees try to cheat on company-mandated drug tests. The Republican-sponsored effort had previously passed the House, but Democrats on the Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee killed the legislation. The committee chairman wondered how accusations involving a fake or diluted drug test would hold up in a court of law if there were no actual visual proof that the employee was trying to cheat by using a urine-cleansing device. “Is it eye witness testimony that (determines that) this person used a Whizzinator or video proof that this person used a Whizzinator?” said Sen. Jesse Ulibarri, D-Commerce City. “I don’t believe that government belongs in the bathroom or the bedroom.” House Bill 1040 would have created a petty offense penalty for employees who attempt to defraud a drug test for occupations where the testing is required by law. Police, corrections officers, and commercial vehicle drivers are a few of the professionals who would have been impacted by the bill. Under the bill, those who try to hide their drug use through fake or diluted urine samples would have been subjected to fines of up to $5,000, depending on how many times they tried to cheat. The bill would not have applied in cases where business-mandated drug testing is not legally required. Some who testified in opposition to the bill said the legislation is clearly aimed at targeting marijuana users, with

one witness calling it “the marijuana testing bill.” Sen. Mark Scheffel, R-Parker, acknowledged that Amendment 64’s legalization of recreational pot use has created a “vast unknown in a new permissiveness,” but said there needs to be some teeth in cases where employees knowingly attempt to defraud drug tests. “As it stands now, other than (employee) dismissal, there is no penalty for what is described here,” Scheffel said. The original version of the bill would have created new criminal misdemeanor drug offenses for those who cheat on drug tests, which could Report have resulted in jail time. However, prior to passing the House, the bill was amended to create only petty offenses that carry fines, rather than time behind bars. Deputy Attorney General David Blake said the penalty would have been “a logical extension” of law that requires drug testing in certain professions. Blake also reminded those in the audience that employers are allowed to penalize workers for marijuana use, even though pot consumption is now legal. But opponents of the effort said the bill is unfairly aimed at pot users. Terry Robnett, a medical marijuana patient and advocate, told the committee that because TCH metabolites are stored in fat cells, the drug leaves the body at a much slower rate than other substances. So, in many cases, marijuana will remain in a person’s blood 30 days after initial impairment. “You can go out on a Friday night and paint the town red with meth or cocaine and come in Monday morning and test perfectly clean,” Robnett said. “But, with marijuana, you’re screwed.” Denise Maes of the American Civil Liberties Union of


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Defending the right to access information “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectant.” Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies of his time. Today all states have “sunshine laws,” a catchall term for statutes requiring openness in government — rules meant to guarantee access to public records and proceedings. Justice Brandeis would probably approve: Shed light on the workings of government and society is better off. Transparency is now such a popular concept, it’s become something of a buzzword. Mayors, school boards, city councils, the president — public officials at every level tout their transparency initiatives. Indeed, the Internet has made it possible for governments to easily share important information — budgets, agendas, minutes, databases — like never before. It’s a trend worth applauding. But not every bit of information regarded by the law as a public record is free of charge and easy to download. Far from it. And elected officials in some communities still conduct some public business behind closed doors. That’s why news and civic organizations nationwide are taking time this week —Sunshine Week — to educate the public about

the importance of open government. And that’s why, about a year ago, a little-known, 27-year-old council of Coloradans decided to greatly expand its mission. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition (CFOIC) is a nonpartisan alliance of media outlets, civic groups, First Amendment lawyers and individuals founded in 1987 by Jean Otto, a long-time Rocky Mountain News editor. With a tiny budget, CFOIC volunteers mostly sponsored community forums, presented awards and filed court briefs in support of greater government transparency. Its most notable accomplishment was not a small one, helping to persuade the state judiciary to put court records online. But similar nonprofits in other states were doing much more — putting on seminars, developing online resources, reporting on issues and legislation, answering questions from citizens and journalists and playing the role of watchdog. Colorado needed the

CFOIC to be more like them. Why? The CFOIC is rooted in the belief that a healthy democracy depends on the free flow of information. To be engaged and to hold their elected officials accountable, citizens need to know what’s going on in their communities. They have a right to know. But it’s a right that shouldn’t be taken for granted. The State Integrity project recently gave Colorado an “F” for public access to information. Coloradans have no way to administratively appeal denials of access. Colorado has no agency monitoring governments for possible violations of access-toinformation laws. If a Coloradan is denied access, the only recourse is to sue. This is frustrating for residents like Melody, who was denied information on how much employees of her local fire district are paid in salary and overtime. And Bill, who spent nearly $1,500 trying to show that his county commission was improperly meeting in secret. And Ruth, a state college professor who was billed $3,700 after requesting records from her employer. The news media play a vital role in using open-government laws to expose corruption, life-threatening problems or the need for policy reforms. But newsroom staffs have shrunk dramatically (or have disappeared entirely) in recent years, as have news media budgets to wage legal battles against violations of freedom-of-information statutes.

The CFOIC hopes to shore up the news media’s efforts in defense of access to information by providing Colorado journalists — and all residents — with a resource and partner. Among our initiatives: seminars and an FOI hotline supported by the state’s leading media-law attorneys. Visit our website at for resources, news and original reporting on open-government issues and legislation. To keep up with new entries, “like” our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@CoFOIC) or sign up for our emailed newsletter. We welcome new members and, of course, donations (we’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit). You may already belong to a civic group that belongs to the CFOIC. Our growing membership includes (in addition to media organizations) the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Common Cause, Colorado Ethics Watch, the Independence Institute, the League of Women Voters of Colorado and the Society of Professional Journalists. Members represent varied interests and political persuasions but share a common passion for government transparency. Jeffrey A. Roberts, a former reporter and editor at The Denver Post, is executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.

It happens to the best of us

The story of the invisible stop sign “The Invisible Man” is a science fiction novella written by H.G. Wells. An exceptional film was made based on the book, and starred Claude Rains. The film came out in 1933, and the special effects are brilliant. There was another “Invisible Man,” a novel written by Ralph Ellison, published in 1952. It is very different than Wells’ book, because the invisibility is not science fiction, but rather “it addresses the many social and intellectual issues facing black Americans early in the twentieth century.” I think most of us have wished from time to time to be invisible, to eavesdrop, maybe to see something we weren’t supposed to see, or just to be further out of sight so we can read Kerouac. Some of us may feel like we are invisible to others, even when we are not. Underappreciated, undervalued. I live near a high school. It has an invisible stop sign. If there were a stop sign it would be right there at the exit, but there’s no there there, as Virginia Woolf would say. If there were a stop sign, maybe things would be a little less hazardous at lunchtime, and when the kids get out of school for the day. But since there is no sign, it’s hazardous. Let me tell you. You probably wondered where I was going with this. I am here today to do a public service. Here it is: go around. Maybe even way around. Or just don’t go near the school at that time at all. Sooner or later something unfortunate is going to happen, and I just hope it doesn’t happen to a white station wagon, or to a car filled with Brownies. I thought I had it figured out, when they have their lunch break. Not today. It was nonstop out of the parking lot, although one kid in a truck paused, and I was

ready to give him a thumb’s up, and then he turned right in front of me as if: I were invisible. The point is what? I think the point is to concede. No one wants to be scolded, told what to do or what not to do, so I say: “Kids, just keep on doing what you are doing, and the rest of us will adjust.” I know what I am going to do, and I think it will work for everyone else. Avoid the area, at least when the students have the cards. I can schedule my dental appointments at another time. And my veterinarian appointments at another time. I can do the same thing with my optometrist. Her office is on the other side of the school too. Or I could find those services in the other direction. Change dentists and doctors. My dentist can simply forward all of my records to a new office. It’s as simple as that. But really all I have to do is avoid the area altogether for three hours on every school day. That’s not asking much, is it? And if we all re-schedule our lives and appointments out of deference to an invisible sign and the young motorists who ignore it, at least we won’t be in touch with their insurance agents, or a body shop, or a chiropractor. See what I mean? Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net.

Recently I was watching a professional golf event on television and was reminded that even though these people are the very best in the world, they too can have a bad day or round, a terrible hole, or just a horrific shot or two. It does and can happen to the best of us. So many people I talk with have expectations of perfection. The perfect house, the perfect family, the perfect job, the perfect performance or the perfect relationship. And yes, some of the folks even talk about that perfect golf shot. What we have to remember is that even the professionals in any sport, career, or hobby have off days, tough times and bad shots. Here’s the difference, the professionals know that there will be a miscue from time to time. And although they strive for perfection, it’s really about achieving excellence. The difference between being a professional or playing at the highest level possible and the rest of the population is that in most cases they expect and understand that sometimes things will go wrong. It can happen to them, it can happen to you, it happens to the best of us and the rest of us. The thing is we can’t let those temporary setbacks or minor mistakes take us completely out of our game. Sure we will make a mistake, everyone does. Yes, we will have a bad or sad day, we all do.

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Sometimes we will watch an event on television or a live event and we will witness a professional athlete, singer, or dancer make an error, miss a note or lyric, and maybe miss a step or two. It happens. And although sometimes we see a minor league response or immature behavior from a major league player, in most cases they handle it with grace and dignity. They may be burning inside from the mistake, but that is only because they know they can do better and want more out of themselves. Things happen, life happens, errors happen, and lapses in judgment happen. And they happen to the best of us from time to time. The question is, do we handle it like a rookie or like a seasoned professional? Do we overreact and make things worse? Or do we respond and make things better? I love Norton continues on Page 7

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Jones District plan moving forward Centennial council to get update soon on 42-acre ‘urban center’ By George Lurie

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Backers of a plan to build a sprawling, mixed-use “urban center” adjacent to Centennial’s IKEA will be back before city council on March 17 to provide an update on their plan — and to request approval for all of the signage related to the project. The project is the brainchild of cable TV and online education magnate Glenn Jones, whose Jones International Univerup sity is located immediately east of the prodia posed building site. Mary Bliss, Jones’ vice president for real es estate and facilities, confirmed this week ociathat she will be asking city councilmemo bers later this month for approval for all of e, the the project’s signage. d the “From the signs people will see from the highway to the signs that go up on various nd buildings, we will be asking for approval for n the entire package,” Bliss said. “We don’t want to have to go back to the council for d future signage approvals.” ecOther major announcements related to the project are also expected soon, Bliss on added, included who Jones has chosen to be the project’s developer. “We did make a selection on our development partner,” Bliss said on March 4. “They are currently reviewing the agreement and we expect to have it back and

make an announcement very soon.” Bliss also confirmed this week that a hotel is still part of the overall project. “Right now, I can’t be any more specific on the details,” she added. In the fall of 2013, the city council approved redevelopment and zoning agreements for The Jones District, an ambitious 1.8-million square-foot, mixed-use project that will be the city’s single-largest commercial development. The 42-acre project, defined in Centennial’s 2011 Land Development Code as an “urban center,” will be built on land Glenn Jones owns near East Mineral Avenue and Interstate 25 that is the city’s largest undeveloped parcel of land under single ownership. Plans were submitted to the city in March 2013 for the ambitious project, which could cost more than $200 million to build out over a period of 20 to 25 years and will include commercial, retail and residential components in buildings up to 15 stories tall. Mayor Cathy Noon has described the project as “a well-thought-out, cohesive development with magnificent potential.” The huge project also will be a boon for future city tax revenues. As designed by Barber Architecture Corp. of Denver, The Jones District will be built around a “central green” public space and will feature wide sidewalks and a planned connection to the Dry Creek light rail station. Architect Michael Barber told city councilmembers Oct. 7, 2013 that his firm had already been working with Jones on the

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This 42-acre lot adjacent to IKEA and Jones International University will be the site of The Jones District, a planned 1.8-million-square-foot mixed-use development to be built by cable-TV magnate Glenn Jones. Jones’ staff will be before Centennial City Council this month seeking approval for all of the development’s signage. Photo by George Lurie project for the past 19 months. Explaining that the development’s pedestrian-friendly street grid and numerous public spaces will emphasize “walkability,” Bliss told city councilmembers at a hearing last year: “We’re looking to create a lively nighttime community, one that doesn’t go dark at 5 o’clock.” Jones and his team have yet to an-

nounce when they hope to break ground. Chairman and CEO of Jones International Ltd., Glenn Jones built his Colorado business empire over the past four decades, working first in cable television and, in more recent years, by capitalizing on the growing field of online education. Jones was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Details’ bedazzled bicycle goes missing in broad daylight By Jennifer Smith Bicycle bandit beware — all of Littleton is on the lookout. “We just about cried,” said a bereft Nikki Carpenter on March 9. “It’s a part of our family, and a big part of who Details is, for sure.” Carpenter’s family has owned Details Boutique for more than 14 years. The oldtimey glider came with the deal when they bought the business from the owners of Sisters, which was originally located on the southeast corner of Prince and Main streets. Carpenter’s parents, Bart and Peggy Cooper, changed the name to Details and moved to the north side of the intersection, into what was originally a movie theater. Today, the marquis is emblazoned with the store’s signature pink, and below it, the bicycle has announced the store’s opening every day. It gets glitzed up for different seasons and holidays, and many a photographer has captured its pink-and-white charm. “I can’t tell you how many girls have gotten their senior pictures taken on that bike,” said Carpenter. But then some brazen thief swiped it on

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watching a professional athlete after they have made an error, fumbled a football, or missed an easy lay-up. If you watch the true professionals, or the cameraman captures the moment on television, you will see them all replaying the situation on the field or on the sideline. You can watch as a golfer who hit his ball into the water, stand in the same spot, swinging again, visualizing a different outcome and knowing what he or she did wrong. They don’t throw the club, blame others or point fingers. They just know that errors and mistakes happen and they happen to

Nikki Carpenter stands where the blingy bicycle that serves as Details Boutique’s mascot is supposed to be. Photo by Jennifer Smith the afternoon of March 7, in broad daylight on a busy shopping day. They posted the theft on Facebook, and it’s being widely shared in an effort to reunite the family with its beloved bicycle. “So sad there are such thieves out there,” commented Diana Schroeder Dowling. “Hope you find it soon!” Carpenter said the family really appreciates the support from the community. “All the merchants have been so supportive in trying to find it,” she said. The family filed a police report and is offering a $500 reward for the bicycle’s safe return. “Unless you’re the one who stole it,” said Carpenter. “Then we just won’t press charges.” the best of us, even the very best of us. We don’t want to go out looking to make a mistake; that is not the message. The message is that when challenges come our way, when things do not go according to our plan or meet our expectations, we simply need to recognize that it happens from time to time and we need to adapt and course correct, learn from it and move on towards the pursuit and achievement of our endeavors. Does it happen to you? How do you handle it? I would love to hear all about it at and when we learn how to adapt to the `things’ that happen in our lives, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/ Founder of

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LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS One ‘Jessica’s Law’ effort survives Dueling versions of a bill aimed at creating stiffer penalties for those who commit sex crimes on children were heard in legislative committee hearings last week, but only one survived. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on March 3 gave unanimous approval to a Democrat-sponsored bill that would create a Colorado version of Jessica’s Law. The law is a national initiative that came as a result of the 2005 rape and murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford of Florida. The law would impose mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assaults on children. House Bill 1260, sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, creates a minimum sentencing structure of 10 years behind bars for crimes of sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12. The bill

would also set a minimum sentence of 24 years for serious cases of sexual assault, and judges would be able impose life sentences, if they believe the punishment is warranted.

Newspaper legal notices bill signed into law Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7 signed into law a bill that organizes newspaper legal notices on a statewide website. Colorado law requires that all legal notices be published in newspapers of wide circulation that reside within the county where the notices apply. House Bill 1056, sponsored by Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, creates a statewide legal notice website that is run by an organization that represents newspapers. Jerry Healey, publisher of Colorado Community Media, joined Murray and Hickenlooper at the bill signing, which took place inside the governor’s office.

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Ride-sharing service companies may be subject to state regulations — but not to as strict a standard as are traditional taxi services — under a bill that passed the Senate on March 10. Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft allow passengers to book rides through a smart phone application. The companies have been able to provide services without government regulations because they claimed to have fit under a different operating model than taxi companies, an assertion that has upset the taxi industry. But legislators were forced to take regulatory action after the Public Utilities Commission began investigating whether companies like Uber and Lyft are complying with state transportation rules. “I think it’s an important bill and it’s something that has to be done because the PUC is saying these businesses are acting outside of the law,” said Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill sponsor. “And, without this bill, they would no longer be able to do business.” The bill is one of many nationwide responses to the relatively new industry — Uber, for example, began operating four years ago. Local governments across the U.S. have struggled with determining whether transportation network companies fall under the umbrella of a motor vehicle service or as web-based transportation companies that are entirely different animals, altogether. The bill would require businesses like Uber and Lyft to carry liability insurance, conduct background checks on drivers, inspect vehicles and receive permission to operate from the PUC. The amended version of the bill also requires that drivers not be allowed to drive

more than eight hours in any 24-hour period and that companies keep files containing driver insurance and proof of background checks on file. However, the bill would not require companies like Uber and Lyft to comply with the same set of guidelines that regulate taxi companies, such as regulation of rates and operational requirements. Taxi companies say that the new transportation network companies are hurting their business because they are not required to comply with costly regulations. Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, a bill co-sponsor, said she understands those concerns and hopes that lawmakers will examine taxi regulations at another time. “We are more than happy to look at that, but that’s not this bill,” Jahn said. Jahn lauded companies like Uber and Lyft for creating “an entirely new class of jobs” that attracts part-time drivers, such as college students and retirees, who are looking to make a few bucks. Jahn also said that while it’s good to see these companies thrive, it’s just as important to make sure that riders feel safe. “It is our job to make sure there are protections for consumers and we believe we have done that,” Jahn said. While the bill had strong bipartisan support — it passed the Senate following a vote of 29-6 — there was some dissent. Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, blasted the attempts to impose “wet blanket” regulations on the new industry. Hill — who said he has logged 193 trips through Uber — tried unsuccessfully to attach an amendment that would have put off the implementation of the PUC regulations until next year. “When does the PUC have constitutional authority to say who can and can’t pick someone up and take them somewhere else, as part of a private contract?” Hill said. The bill now heads to the House.



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GOP lawmakers say measure will have little to no impact By Vic Vela A Democrat-sponsored bill that aims to provide more access to affordable housing in Colorado passed the House on March 4, following a party-line vote. Democrats see the bill as an overdue piece of legislation that would help struggling families obtain roofs over their heads, including those who were affected by last year’s flooding that ravaged parts of the state. But House Republicans said Democrats’ own policies have contributed to the lack of affordable housing and that the bill’s effort to help flood-impacted families doesn’t go far enough. House Bill 1017 would provide tax incentives to developers who construct affordable or reasonably-priced homes. The bill also gives the state’s Home Investment Trust Fund the ability to make more low-interest loans available for the purposes of affordable housing construction. The bill would impact the state’s General Fund by $40 million over the next decade. Rep. Crisanta Duran, DDenver, the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation is a response to the increasing need for affordable housing in Colorado, where rents continue to rise, causing more people Report to become priced out of their neighborhoods. “It is an issue that has hit every single corner of our state, in both urban and rural areas,” Duran said just before the House vote. A bill amendment that was added prior to the House vote would give housing priority to those who were affected by last year’s floods in the northern part of the state. However, House Republicans said they needed more assurance that the bill would give priority to flood victims and proposed an amendment that would require 50 percent of the money to be set aside for that purpose. That and several other Republican amendments failed. And Republicans wondered whether this bill would do anything to help the state’s affordable housing issues, to begin with. Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, said that Democrats’ own regulations on the construction industry - which were meant to provide more consumer protections - have raised insurance costs and have made it less desirable for developers to build affordable homes. “We’ve basically killed affordable housing in the private sector and this bill does nothing to help that,” Gerou said. House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, agreed with his Republican colleague. “We think we’re going to dangle a few dollars of a credit in front of someone and that it’s somehow going to solve the problem?” he said. “We’re kidding ourselves.” But Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, quoted Chinese philosopher Confucius as he accused Republicans of playing politics for not getting their way in the amendment process. “While on the road to revenge we need to be prepared to dig two graves,” Singer said. “We as a body cannot afford to waste time with petty partisanship when it comes to the flood or this bill.”


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Tulo steps to plate for kids There’s no question that cancer treatment takes a toll on the mind and body of its patients (and as a breast cancer survivor, I can relate). From diagnosis through treatment, the resistance and fortitude of cancer patients is tested. For patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, an upcoming trip was designed specifically to escape these pressures and allow them to focus on just being a kid. Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop and friend of Children’s Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki, is underwriting an all-expense paid trip to the Colorado Rockies spring training camp for more than 20 patients and their medical caregivers. While in Scottsdale, Ariz., the children will enjoy an exhibition game, meet-andgreet sessions with players and coaches and even some one-on-one downtime with the players. “Last year, I presented Troy with the proposal to fund this trip and he immediately agreed,” said Jim Kellogg, vice president of community and retail operations for the Colorado Rockies. “That’s just the kind of guy he is, he genuinely wants to help and give back wherever he can.”

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It might not vgrantier@ colorado have been a pretty picture to some people, seeing a 9-yearold girl, from a struggling family, scrubbing walls for 25 cents an hour so she could pay for a pair of shoes. “But it made me what I am today,” said artist and art teacher Katherine McNeill, 72, of Larkspur, owner of McNeill Fine Art Gallery, 363 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines. Now, there are a multitude of pictures, some valued in the multi-thousands of dollars. On a recent night, a nearby restaurant, Duke’s, had a waiting line, so wait-listers wandered into McNeill’s gallery to drink in the art — and there were also drinks. McNeill offers a glass of wine, as well as a tour. The gallery has some of her paintings, many of them aspentree scenes in oil. There are painted words on the painted tree trunks, meant to be like the wood carvings that Western Slope sheepherders long ago left on trees — now called “shepherd’s art,” she said. Other McNeill paintings are far and wide — in Europe, Latin America, Hawaii, elsewhere. She has several artists’ work in her gallery — all Colorado artists — and stories about them: like the sculptor who can’t talk anymore, the result of a serious illness, but still creates his art; and the jewelry maker who mines his own topaz and other gems and cuts them himself. But there’s also her story. McNeill’s parents and seven children left Canada in 1951. Her jack-of-all-trades dad was hoping for better financial opportunities. She said things remained hard. She dreamed of becoming a singer or ice skater, never thought about art, although she liked to work with her hands. She fell in love right after high school — is still married to Robert McNeill after almost 54 years, and started raising kids, and working various jobs — was a cake decorator at one point, a hair dresser, seamstress and dental technician. But eventually, she took an art class so she could paint the unique old oak trees in Santa Rosa, and she’d spend evenings sitting on the living room floor by the fireplace painting while her doting husband sat near her. Robert managed a drug store, long hours, and eventually they decided to make a change so he could have more time with the kids. They bought a feed store in Woodland Park and moved to Colorado. So, for a few years she was loading hay

and grain into vehicles and then sometimes in the store she’d paint. She said her first commission happened when a customer saw her painting and asked McNeill to paint Pikes Peak for him. Then another admirer, George Peak, a successful investor, saw her work. He told her he wanted to pay for her to be able to study and have time to paint. She found out he had a habit of using his money to help. He had paid for college tuition for a couple of waitresses after finding out their stories, she remembers. “He gave me an opportunity,” she said. She started studying with instructors. But later, the McNeills lost their store. She also lost her desire to paint for a while. They moved to Denver. She would get a teacher’s aide position and later a receptionist job at an environmental consulting firm and again just painted on the side. What helped launch her art career happened after she learned there was a call out for artwork for the state’s capitol building. In her off-hours, while her husband did all the housework, she painted a 76-inch-wide painting of Mt. Wilson. It didn’t win a spot, but in 1993 the firm she worked for needed artwork for a new office. She told them they may not know that she painted, but she had a painting they might like. They liked: Bought it for $2,500. But tough times weren’t over. Robert had started a new job in Nevada, then lost it. She, meanwhile, had given notice at her job to join him and her firm already had hired someone else. Now they both, getting on in years, were unemployed. She said on her way to her last day of work she remembers crying, that she just wanted to paint, and remembers asking God to write something in the clouds telling her what to do. When she got to work, the company president called her into his office, told her to sit down, and then slammed his fist on his desk. He asked her what in the world had she been doing all this years — why hadn’t she been painting, that she could make a living doing it. He then commissioned her to do eight paintings for the office.

Colorado native Scott Takeda wasn’t able to attend the Academy Awards Sunday night, but he has come a long way from being a lambkin at Fort Collins High School. The Hollywood actor-director had a vested interest in the March 2 Oscar results. He had a part in the popular “Dallas Buyers Club,” the much-acclaimed film that earned a Best Actor Oscar for Matthew McConaughey and a Best Supporting Actor award for Jared Leto during the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Takeda remains a true Coloradan, living in his beloved Bonnie Brae neighborhood in south Denver. “My family’s here,” he said. “I married my very lovely bride. When I’m not in front of the camera, I’m behind the camera. I’m used to flying to do corporate films. I’ve (flown) 17,000 miles in six weeks.” Takeda said that he has six agents around the country who scout potential film roles for him. As for landing his part in “Dallas Buyers Club,” he said, “My Louisiana agent contacted me about that role. Probably a couple of weeks passed. I got the callback when landing in Denver. I walked off my flight and happened to see a flight leaving for New Orleans and walked on that flight.” As far as working with McConaughey, who lost 40-some pounds for his role, Takeda said that surprisingly the hunky actor “had a lot of energy.” “I found him to be a complete gentleman, right up there with Will Ferrell. (He was) really easy to work with. I was seeing the effects of his weight loss, but it was impossible for him not to be incredibly nice. He stayed in character, but during periods in the makeup trailer, he would drop character.”

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CURTAIN TIME Children’s Theatre encore

“Rumplestiltskin” is a familiar Grimm’s fairy tale about a lovely young woman, the miller’s daughter; a prince; a king in financial trouble and a magical little dwarfish person. Billie McBride directs a cast of professional actors in this Denver Children’s Theatre production at the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. There are performances for

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Embracing, encouraging and empowering Woman-centered arts festival enters second year on Aurora stages By Sonya Ellingboe s e l l i n g b o e @ c o l o ra d o


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LiveWell, CRA join forces to `Take It Home’ LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to preventing and reducing obesity in Colorado, has joined forces with the Colorado Restaurant Association to kick off the “Take It Home” pilot program, aimed at helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle while eating at their favorite restaurants. Beginning Friday, four participating restaurants will offer “Take It Home” to-go containers to encourage patrons to think about boxing up a portion of their meal and consuming a balanced portion size. Four Denver-area restaurants, representing several different cuisine options and price points, are participating in the program, including all three Sam’s No. 3 locations, Elway’s Cherry Creek, Racines and Osteria Marco. Program materials available within the restaurants will encourage guests to consider packaging part of their meal in order to help them mindfully select a portion size that supports their healthy lifestyle. “Our goal in supporting this campaign is to remind people who you can eat out and be healthy at the same time — people don’t have to choose between the two. This program serves as a reminder not to overeat while you are busy socializing,” said Sonia Riggs, chief operating officer of the Colorado Restaurant Association. “Denver has an exciting, vibrant restaurant scene, and we want to help people enjoy it in a mindful, healthy way.”

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Eavesdropping on a man: “My goal is to be the person that my dog thinks I am!” 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 You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at penny@ or at 303-619-5209.


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Beatles Tribute asks audience for memories

Each audience member has an opportunity to request a song and share a related memory as “Yesterday and Today, the AllRequest Beatles Tribute” plays at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree at 8 p.m. on March 28. The group takes requests and organizes them into a program for a specific audience. Are you reminded of a break-up? A first kiss? A special friend? A particular concert? Tickets start at $36, 720509-1000,

Ireland in photographs Littleton photographer Peggy Dietz has an exhibit called “Ireland… Thru My Lens,” which runs through March 30 at the Roxborough Library, 8375 S. Rampart Range Rd., Suite 200 in Roxborough. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 12 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

`Magic Moments’ The annual musical production, “Magic Moments,” will play at 7:30 p.m. March 20-22 and 2 p.m. March 22-23 at the Anschutz Family Theatre at Kent Denver, 4000 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood. “Marry You” is the 2014 title of the musical which includes actors who are physically and intellectually challenged. Proceeds go to supporting organizations. Tickets: $29/$223, 303575-1005 ext. 2 (leave message) or Sales@

Highlands Ranch Concert Band plays March 23 “A World of Delight: Endemic Mu-

sic From Around the Globe” is the inviting name of Highlands Ranch Concert Band’s next concert at 2 p.m. March 23 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. The program includes; “Songs from the Catskills” by Johan Meij; “Oro Quemado” by W. Rhoads; “The Black Man” by John Philip Sousa; “An Outdoor Adventure” by Aaron Copland; “Tritsch Tratsch Polka” by Johann Strauss. Free admission.

Intro to genealogy The Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society invites members and prospective members to “Introduction to Genealogy” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on March 18 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The presenter will be professional genealogist Deena Coutant. (Good for all levels.) At 1 p.m. Kirk Patton of the Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society will present “Thinking Outside the Pine Box,” a survey of death-related sources. Free admission.

Yesterday and Today, an All-Request Beatles Tribute band will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, at 8 p.m. March 28. Audience members can request a song and share a related memory. Courtesy photo

`Celtic Storm’ coming “Celtic Storm” with Rocky Mountain Brassworks features the Centennial State Pipes and Drums Bagpipe corps as well as a troupe of Highland Dancers at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. Call 303-805-6800 or visit Tickets start at $20.

Ludlow Massacre portrayed Su Teatro, at 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

will present “El Grito de las Minas,” an original play by Anthony Garcia, with music directed by Daniel Valdez. The play marks the 100-year commemoration of the Ludlow Massacre in Southern Colorado’s coal mining country. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly, March 13-30. There will be one performance on the field outside of Ludlow on May 18. A special fundraiser/reception is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. March 15. For tickets call 303-296-0219 or visit www.

Iconic 20th century art on display By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@ coloradocommunity

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tion and has loaned many of its works to the Denver Art Museum for the exhibit. Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum (located next door to the DAM at 12th and Bannock), has curated this important exhibit. Sobel’s connection: Still had a major exhibit at the Albright-Knox in 1959 — the largest in his career. He subsequently donated 31 works to that institution — and the Still Museum offers a related show, “1959,” with works that were included in that show. A combined timed and dated ticket is offered for both museums. As one enters the second level galleries in the Hamilton Building, a series of large illuminated photos of these intense artists at work sets the scene. Works in subsequent galleries are generally arranged chronologically, starting with the School of Paris, where one finds Gaugin’s famous, brooding “Spirit of the Dead Watching, 1892” and Chagall’s happy “La vie Paysanne (Peasant Life).” Interpretive stations are spaced through the exhibit, including one on the power of color, with quotations from Kandinsky. Silhouetted against the end wall of the first gallery is one of Giacometti’s gaunt sculptural figures, leading one through to the next gallery which features Cubism (Leger), Surrealism (Dali, Miro) and American Modernists (Kahlo, O’Keefe), leading to a collection of Abstract Expressionists in the following space, with major artists represented. “Convergence,” a huge 93.5 x 155 inch canvas by Jackson Pollack dominates. Sobel, in a preliminary press tour, pointed out how one could follow the artist’s path as he poured and dripped paint on the work. “It shows

“La Musique” 1939 by Henri Matisse (French 1869-1954) is a 45-inch by 45-inch oil on canvas included in the Modern Masters exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy photo

if you go The Denver Art Museum is located on 12th Ave., between Broadway and Bannock. The Clyfford Still Museum is directly west at 1250 Bannock St. A combined timed ticket is available for both exhibits. (A visitor may keep the ticket to use on a later day at the Still.) Tickets: $20/$18/$16 non-members/$10 members: or 720-913-0130. Both institutions offer related programs, ranging from Nooner tours to in-depth lectures.

the presence of an artist at work —timelessness, a microcosm of a larger universe” he commented. A nice addition was a display of Pollack’s cans, tools and a turkey baster he used to direct paint, as well as a pair of paint-spattered boot belonging to his wife, Lee Krasner. Sobel commented, midway through his tour: “How well these walls and these rooms support these paintings.” Included in the Abstract Expressionist collection: a large black and yellow by Clyfford Still: “1957-D no. 1, 1957” from the AlbrightKnox. “Probably his most famous,” Sobel said. Also included: works by Francis, Rothko, Kline, Diebenkorn, Frankenthaler, Martin … The list goes on.

Next, the visitor finds Pop Art, with Lichtenstein, who famously said, “Reproduction was really the subject of my work.” There’s also an early Andy Warhol: “100 (soup) Cans, 1962.” This one was done when the artist was working in a loft, doing all the work himself on his multiple images. After 1963, others in his studio did repetitions. Sobel said the AlbrightKnox curators selected the works exhibited in this show and he arranged the display at Denver Art Museum and the related one at the Still Museum, which includes material from the extensive archives, such as a tape of the artist, speaking at the opening of his 1959 Buffalo exhibit, wherein he addressed his conflicts with the art world.

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Englewood girls start 1-0 on pitch Team returns leading scorers, features new goalie in net By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Players took turns driving shots at the net during a preseason Englewood High School girls soccer practice. One day later the Pirates opened the season with a 1-0 victory over Thornton. Chris Kavinsky, the team’s new head coach, said he feels this could be a good season. “We have some key players back this season to provide our leadership,” Kavinsky said as he watched the March 5 practice. “We also have a lot of freshmen who play competitive soccer, who joined us and are eager to prove their capabilities during the season.” With 40 girls out for soccer this spring, he said Englewood will field an 18-player varsity roster and a junior varsity team of about the same size. Already 1-0 to start the year, the Pirates are at home March 12 against Sierra and then play their first road game of the season March 15 at Westminster. Englewood is coming of a solid performance in the 2013 season, finishing the year with an 11-3 record under the direction of Coach Bill Gilmore, who elected not to return to the sidelines. A search was conducted and the school hired Kavinsky. Kavinsky, an Englewood High School graduate, played soccer as he earned his degree at Doane College. He returned to EHS as an assistant soccer coach and, this fall, he was hired to coach the boys team. He noted that he has three of last year’s leading scorers returning, Kadie Kavinsky, Elijah Daughtry and Jill Kline. “We should be able to score goals. However I also feel we will be a good overall team,” he said. “We should have a solid midfield plus

Senior Elijah Daughtry drives the ball at the net during the March 5 Englewood High School girls soccer practice. Daughtry is among the returning letter winners expected to strengthen the Pirates this season. Photo by Tom Munds our defense should be good.” Kavinsky said he will use the non-league games to finalize his lineups and get the team ready for the all-important league schedule. “We need to do well in league if we want to make it to the playoffs,” the coach said. One issue facing the team early was filling the graduation-created vacancy at goalie. “Right now, Miranda Holman is doing a

good job in the net,” Kavinsky said. “She is a senior and is out for soccer for the first time. But she is a good athlete and I expect she will do well in goal for us.” Holman, who has played softball and basketball for the school, said she came out for soccer at the urging of her friends. “I played soccer when I was about 7 so this is all sort of new to me,” the senior said. “But I do know what it is to play goalie. I play goalie on our hockey team. In soccer,

the net is bigger and I don’t have a stick to make a deflection but it is just a matter of reacting and keeping every shot out of the net.” She said coach Kavinsky is working with her to help her develop her soccer skills. She said, so far, she has been quick enough and agile enough to stop most of the shots. Holman added that while she is still learning the position, she likes being goalie and is having fun playing the position.

Cherry Creek girls’ run ends in quarters Bruins get past Sweet 16 for first time in more than 10 years By Jim Benton

jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com Cherry Creek advanced farther in the girls state basketball tournament than it had in over a decade, attaining a rare Sweet 16 win over Rock Canyon, 59-43, on March 4, before dropping a 47-38 decision to Poudre March 6 at the Denver Coliseum. “It was a fantastic season,” said Creek coach Chris Curneen. “This was the first time we’ve been to the final eight somebody told me since 2002 or 2003.” The Bruins, who finished the season with a 22-4 record, got off to a fast start and hurdled into the Elite Eight with a convincing victory over Rock Canyon at home. Fueled by the inside play of 5-foot-11 senior Mikaela Eppard, Creek went on a 10-0 run midway through the first period and forced the Jaguars to play from behind the remainder of the game. Eppard scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the first half with a display of highlight-reel inside moves and shots with both her left and right hands. The Bruins flirted with leads of 10 points or more for the remainder of the game. “I was getting a little lucky there,” admitted Eppard. “We were playing some really great defense and it turned into our offensive game. I was getting the shots that I wanted and getting to the bucket, which is what we wanted.” Curneen believes whenever the Bruins hold an opponent to 40 or 50 points they

have a good chance to win. However, when Creek faced another team with that same philosophy in Poudre, it was the Impalas that came out on top. Poudre shut down the Bruins strong inside game and got loose in the lane for several easy buckets to pull away for the victory and move into the semifinals. “When we looked at film, they were a lot like us,” said Curneen. “They defend really well and on the offensive end they score enough to beat you. They’re a pretty good group. They’re good defensively, they’re physical and they get the ball inside.” Creek led only once in the game at 1312 with 6:58 to play in the second quarter after a 3-point basket by freshman Laura Pranger. Poudre grabbed a 25-20 lead at intermission and the closest the Bruins could come down the stretch was pulling within three points twice in the second half. “It’s the hard part when you get to this level because we’re not used to being behind in the fourth quarter,” explained Curneen. “We had to do things that are uncharacteristic of what we do. You had to give them credit because they were ready for it. There’s no shot clock and we played with the lead most of the year so we weren’t used to that.” Eppard paced the Bruins with 12 points in the loss and senior guard Katie O’Brien hit three 3-pointers in the second half and wound up with 10 points. Molly Rohrer finished with eight points, but didn’t score in the final two quarters. “We still tried to go to our two best players, Mikaela and Molly,” said Curneen. “It was too late to change things. Poudre did a great job of shutting them down defen-

Cherry Creek guard Katie O’Brien (3) tries to outmaneuver Rock Canyon defenders on her way to the basket March 4 in the Bruins’ Sweet 16 victory over the Jaguars. Cherry Creek advanced to the quarterfinals with a 59-43 victory, but was then eliminated in the Great 8, 47-38, by Poudre. Photo by Tom Munds sively.” Creek will graduate Eppard, a three-year starter and this season’s leading scorer, as well as O’Brien and Vashia Dadiotis. But three underclass starters return (6-foot-1 junior Rohrer, 6-0 freshman Pranger and 6-2 freshman Lauren McMillen).

“We started two freshmen,” said Curneen. “So we have a good young group coming back. We have two juniors that played a bunch and a bunch of sophomores that are good but any time you lose three seniors as special as the ones I had it is a big loss.”


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Contact Person for the District: NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT advertise your notices call 303-566-4100 Becky L Garland On or about To March 31, 2014 the Citypublic of Telephone Number of the District: Englewood will make final payment to: 303-770-8625 Aslan Construction, Inc. Address of the District: 120 Bunyan Ave., Unit 200 6930 S Holly Cir Centennial, CO 80112 Berthoud, CO 80513-1261 District Facsimile Number: 303-770-9864 For construction of: Allen Water TreatDistrict Email: ment Facility UV Disinfection 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 Friday, March 21, 2014.

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According to the report, in an unrelated case, Wolf and his wife were once foster parents to two girls under the age of 7. Both of those girls have also reported sexual abuse by Wolf. There were investigations by the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services and Englewood Police Department in 2003 but no charges were ever filed. The county did, however, revoke the couple’s foster care license. When Wolf’s current case was called March 11, Federal Public Defender Scott Varholak announced his client — who appeared in shackles and a gray jumpsuit — was waving his preliminary hearing, which is held to determine if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial. At the ensuing detention hearing, both sides agreed Wolf should be confined but the sides presented very different proposals. Smith maintained Wolf should remain in federal custody for the protection of the community and said the suspect had reportedly threatened suicide in his initial interview with federal agents. The prosecutor added that five individuals have come forward alleging they had been sexually assaulted by Wolf and there may be more. Varholak proposed that Wolf be placed under house confinement at the home of his brother-in-law, where he would wear an ankle monitor, have no Internet access, and be escorted by his brother-in-law, his sister-in-law or both anywhere he went. Also, Wolf would not be allowed any con-

tact with minors, could not travel to California and could not contact the alleged victim. “Confinement couldn’t be any more restrictive,” Varholak said. In his ruling, Hegarty said he was disturbed by the deliberate, premeditated way Wolf reportedly planned the alleged sexual assaults. He added that he was also concerned about Wolf’s mental health. Hegarty then ruled that, to prevent the slightest risk to the community and the suspect, Wolf should remain in federal custody. It was also mentioned during the hearing that agents visited Wolf’s home on March 6 the day after his arrest, where they seized an 8mm video camera, a digital camera, a camera tripod and a laptop computer. All the electronics are in the process of being forensically examined. Wolf told investigators he destroyed the pictures and the tapes. However, on March 11, the prosecutor told the court a few explicit images of the minor had been recovered on Wolf’s computer. If convicted of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual contact, Wolf could spend 30 years to life in federal prison and be fined up to $250,000. The penalty for production of child pornography is 15 to 30 years in federal prison and also carries a $250,000 fine. Agents ask anyone with information about the case to contact the Denver FBI office at 303-629-7171.

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“Demystifying The Health Care Maze” panel from 10 a.m. to noon March 17 at the Tri-County Health Department, 6162 S. Willow Drive, Greenwood Village. This is a free community event with a panel discussion focused on how we can help our vulnerable population get the health care they need. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Registration is free and attendees can sign up at, or by calling Traci Jones on 303-793-9615 or emailing

March 19-22

throuGh april

thEatEr production “In The Heights,” which tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, is presented March 19-22 at Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver. Tickets are available at www.tjjournal. com. Show is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Golf association Englewood Women’s 18 Hole Golf Association has openings for the 2014 season. The league plays Tuesday mornings from April through September at Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course. The league is a member of CWGA and members maintain a GHIN Handicap; however, a GHIN handicap is not required to join. The annual fee for new members is $95. For additional information, call 303-829-7577.

March 17 hEalth panEl The South Metro Health Alliance presents

March 27 Blood drivE Pulte Mortage Community Blood Drive, 10

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 27 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 7390 S. Iola., Englewood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303363-2300 or visit

March 28 Blood drivE Craig Hospital Community Blood Drive, 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. March 28 in Classroom’s 1 and 2 at 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center

3195 s lafayette ave., ph: 303-761-8156 March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests. March 20 -- The Parent-Teacher Association will meet at 7 p.m.

clayton ElEMEntary school

4600 s. fox st. ph: 303-781-7831

• DepenDable • • Thorough • • honesT •

chErrElyn ElEMEntary school

EnGlEwood MiddlE school

300 w. chenango ave. ph: 303-7817817 March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests. colorado’s finEst altErnativE hiGh school 2323 w. Baker ave., ph: 303-934-5786 March 17 -- New student testing will be held by appointment. March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests.

EnGlEwood hiGh school

3800 s. logan st., ph 303-806-2266 March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests. March 20 -- The Festival Choir Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

• patios • sidewalks • garage floors • • porches • stamped/colored • exposed agregate • lic.& ins. free estimates


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Reflections Property Cleaning / Contact (303)210-8208 Work Performed by owners who care. Direct Communication with owners. Lower Fees than the franchises. Service with respect, efficiency, sincerity and attention-to-detail. Cleanings around your wants and needs.

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4500 s. lincoln st., ph: 303-761-2102 March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests. March 21 -- Movie night will be held at 6:30 p.m.

charlEs hay world school

• Detailed • Honest • Dependable• • Great References & Customer Service • • Insured/Bonded • • Green Products Used • Call Renee at 303-437-1791

Honest & Dependable

Bishop ElEMEntary school


All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.

rockEtry class Students in grades 3-8 are invited to learn about rockets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, from April 3 to May 1 at Arma Dei Academy, 345 E. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Highlands Ranch. Instructor Greg Vigil is an experienced engineer and rocketeer. We will begin by building a pocket rocket and will end with a solid fuel rocket launch during the last class. Cost is $40 includes T-shirt and age appropriate rocket. To register, call 303-346-4523 or email

March 18-20 -- Third- through sixth-graders will be taking state assessment tests. March 19 -- Student council will meet from 2:50 until 3:30 p.m.

Driveways Tear Outs & Replace

Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates.

EnGlEwood district

3100 s. Elati st. ph: 303-761-1496 March 14 -- Each Friday is Spirit Day at Bishop. Faculty and students are encouraged to wear school colors. March 15 -- The Junior League will hold a book event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 18-20 -- Students will be taking state assessment tests March 20 -- The Bishop Bucket Drummers will perform at 6 p.m. at the Englewood Middle School Auditorium.

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

april 3 to May 1

school calendar

All Englewood schools will be closed from March 24 through March 28 for spring break. Classes resume on the regular schedule at all schools on March 31.

Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

Patches • Repairs • Texturing Basements • Additions • Remodels We Accept • Painting & Wallpaper Removal All Major (303)988-1709 cell (720)373-1696 Credit Cards

General Repair & Remodel Paul Boggs Master Electrician Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed

Ali’s Cleaning Services

GErMany as thE European Union struggles with a variety

of complex issues, many of them financial, Germany has emerged as a critical player in the development of economic policy for the region. German elections served as a referendum on how the German government, under the leadership of Angela Merkel, has performed in the eyes of Germans. Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. March 28 as we explore the role of Germany in the world as well as how the process of German reunification has evolved, especially given Merkel’s roots in the government of the former Communist East Germany. Program is free and takes place at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. RSVP by calling 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center.


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Editor’s notE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.

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To advertise your business here, call Karen 303-566-4091


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CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY EDITOR’S NOTE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail

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


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@ This is a nonprofit educational club. ENGLEWOOD CHAPTER of the Junior Chamber of Commerce

(Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-914-0180 or visit

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


LETIP INTERNATIONAL, local chapter, is a professional referral organization that meets at Maggiano’s at the Denver

POETRY NIGHT honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading

poetry at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. Take originals or an old favorite to read to others. Readings will be limited to five minutes. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. All styles of poetry are welcome. Call 303-777-5352.

SERVICES HOMECOMING INC. offers caregivers of low-income seniors who are frail, disabled or unable to live alone without care in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties respite care. Assistance includes personal care and homemaking. Call Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson or Trini Martinez at 303-526-2318 for an application and information. SOCIAL ARAPAHOE SERTOMA Club meets on Thursdays at the Englewood Elks Club, 3690 S. Jason, Englewood. Contact Ken Kelley at 303-789-9393 or DAUGHTERS OF the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550. DAUGHTERS OF the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or

residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-3471311, or visit 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 EMBROIDERERS GUILD of America Colorado Chapter meets at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334. THE ENGLEWOOD Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Grill at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The change in time is being made to better accommodate working men and women in the Englewood area who are interested in serving the community. Please join the Lions for breakfast and a weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club.

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Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch


Trinity Lutheran Church & School

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)

 303-841-4660  Castle Rock  First United

“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)

Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”

Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran 9:30 a.m. Sundays Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO



Non-Denominational 9:00 am Sunday WorShip

Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”

2121 Dad Clark Drive 720.259.2390

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836

Highlands Ranch

1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047

 Services:  Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am

Little Blessings Day Care

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Open and Welcoming Sunday

8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 •

Lone Tree

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • 303-663-5751 “Loving God - Making A Difference”

A place for you


Lone Tree

Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506

Serving the southeast Denver area

Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

8:45 am & 10:30 am

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)

303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510

Connect – Grow – Serve


8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton Methodist Church 




9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126


Saturday 5:30pm

United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop

Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am

Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am

10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship 303-841-2808

Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 Parker

Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet


Highlands Church of God The Bahá’í Faith

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study 303.947.7540

Phone: 303-910-6017 email:

Welcome Home!

Greenwood Village

Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co

303 798 6387

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Congregation Beth Shalom Serving the Southeast Denver area

Call or check our website for information on services and social events!


Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am


To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email

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