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Pot moratorium proposal expanded Council adds new medical centers to 6-month ban By Tom Munds

tmunds@ The Englewood City Council voted March 17 to approve an amendment to the proposed moratorium on medical marijuana grow and manufacturing facilities in the city for the next six months to include new medical marijuana sales centers.

At the March 17 meeting, the council considered the moratorium banning the establishment of new medical marijuana grow and manufacturing facilities for the next six months on second and final reading. Since the proposal was drafted as an emergency ordinance, it becomes law the day it is passed instead of the normal process of not being effective until 30 days after passage. During the discussion of the moratorium, Councilmember Jill Wilson proposed amending the ordinance to include prohibiting the establishment of additional

medical marijuana centers. Dan Brotzman, city attorney, said if the council approved the amended ordinance establishing the moratorium on establishing new medical marijuana grow and manufacturing facilities, the law would immediately go into effect. He added that the council would then have to consider the amended ordinance that includes a ban on medical marijuana sale centers on second and final reading at the next city council meeting on April 7. It still would be an emergency ordinance and would be effective the day it was passed.

Two years ago, the city regulations set the distance medical marijuana facilities must be from each other and from schools and parks. Those restrictions leave only a few areas in Englewood where medical marijuana businesses can operate. Earlier this year, an applicant received a city license to establish a medical marijuana grow facility in the area zoned industrial in the 4600 block of South Windermere Street. The Medical Marijuana and Liquor Pot continues on Page 12

Laws tighten marijuana regulations Packaging standard aims to safeguard kids from pot By Vic Vela

Members of the Bishop Bucket Drummers march to th beat they set on their drums during a March 20 performance at the Englewood Middle School Auditorium. About 75 parents, siblings and friends attended the performance. Photos by Tom Munds

Spotlight shines on Bishop students Bucket drummers, dancers combine talents for show By Tom Munds


Ariana Wilborn, left, and Lesley Sanchez team up on a routine for the Bishop Bucket Drummers. The drummers performed March 20 at the Englewood Middle School Auditorium.


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Young Bishop Elementary School drummers and dancers displayed their talents for an appreciative audience at a March 20 performance on the Englewood Middle School Auditorium stage. “These students attend a couple of our after-school clubs funded by the grant from 21st Century Community Learning Centers that was awarded to our school,” said Clarice Fortunato, grant coordinator. “Tonight we have our bucket drummers and dancers performing. The drummers are thirdthrough sixth-graders and our dancers are kindergartners, first- and second-graders.” She said the grant provided funds for after-school programs for five years. Each year, the amount of the grant declines, and this is the fourth year for the Bishop grant. She said the school plans to apply for a new round of grants that will be awarded next year. Bishop used the grant to set up and maintain after-school academic and enrichment programs, Fortunato said. She said the students taking part in the grant program attend an academic club in one of the core subjects for an hour, then spend an hour in an enrichment club focusing on activities including drumming, Students continues on Page 12

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bills into law on March 17 that tighten regulations on marijuana sales and aim to make it more difficult for the drug to be consumed by children. House Bill 1122 will require that medical marijuana that is sold in edible form — such as pot brownies or cookies — is wrapped in opaque packaging that does not create an “attractive nuisance” for kids. The law seeks to prevent incidents where children accidentally eat pot-laced edibles, which can sometimes result in emergency room trips. “Child-resistant packaging is required for things like Tylenol because it works,” Hickenlooper said during a Capitol press conference. “You should have no different standard for marijuana.” Regulations that the Legislature put into place last year as a result of the 2012 passage of Amendment 64 — which legalized recreational pot use in Colorado — already include strict packaging requirements for retail sales. This law sets that same standard for medical marijuana sales. Hickenlooper was joined by Dr. Sam Wang, a pediatric emergency room physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Wang said there has been an increase in the number of children who are hospitalized due to accidental ingestion of marijuana. “Symptoms vary quite a bit, anywhere from mild symptoms, a little bit of sleepiness, but we’ve had some severe cases where children have actually had an inability to breathe adequately, requiring tubes,” Wang said. The bill also gives retail marijuana store owners the ability to confiscate a fake ID from a person younger than 21 who attempts to buy the drug. Additionally, the bill increases penalties for those who are caught selling marijuana to minors. “Everybody came together on this and our kids will be better, safer and kept away from marijuana as a result,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, a bill sponsor. Hickenlooper also signed Kagan’s House Bill 1229 into law, which will allow local jurisdictions to submit fingerprints of those applying for a retail marijuana license to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Hickenlooper said the law will bar “bad actors” with criminal records who try to gain access to the retail pot industry. Laws continues on Page 12


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South Metro Chamber president resigns Brackney suddenly leaves after a decade By Jennifer Smith John Brackney, president and CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, unexpectedly announced his resignation via email to chamber members March 24. “In order for the chamber to take new steps, the time has come for me to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders. I am resigning as CEO,” he wrote. “It has been an awesome ride, one I have appreciated and cherished every day. Admittedly imperfect but always driven, I hope I have made some small contribution to the success in your business and your life. My greater hope is that we all re-commit to building an increasingly vibrant business community and quality of life.” Herm Brocksmith, the chamber’s chairman of the board, declined to comment on reasons Brackney might be leaving, calling his leadership an inspiration to other members. “The challenge now for the board is to find that next executive who will be bold and embrace the values the chamber has to move forward,” he said. “John was a very good CEO for a long period of time.” Brackney began his journey with the

chamber 17 years ago as a member. He was hired six years later before becoming president in 2004. He gave no indication publicly that he was leaving prior to sending the letter and was not immediately available for comment. Several people wished Brackney well on his Facebook page. “Thanks for your incredible service,” wrote Jeff Wasden, the chamber’s vice chair of public affairs. “The Chamber will miss you, but I fully expect we will move forward and become bigger and stronger.” A Littleton native, BrackBrackney ney earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Colorado and his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. He served as a captain in the Colorado Army National Guard, and went on to become the chair of Centennial Airport and an Arapahoe County commissioner. During that time, he helped launch the campaign that saved the Littleton Courthouse. He succeeded his longtime friend Brian Vogt as president of the South Metro Chamber, and the two were instrumental in the formation of the city of Centennial. They recently launched Common Sense Citizens, born of their personal frustration

with what they call the debilitating effects of today’s extreme polarization in politics. “Instead of sending problem-solvers and negotiators to Washington, we often send adherents and pledge-signers, people who refuse to compromise for fear that they will lose the support they need to keep a job that has become less respected and less impactful,” they write on their Meetup page. “It is no wonder we are in a mess, one which will grind the genius of America into mediocrity.” The two also were founding members of the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative. Brackney speaks often about how the community came together in those early days after the Columbine tragedy, full of passion and sorrow and ready to set aside differences. “Even though it’s human nature to blame, we decided not to point the finger

at anybody,” he said in 2012. “We decided to focus on what we could agree on.” Of late, Brackney has spent a lot of time on the road promoting the chamber’s “Fix the Debt” campaign. “Decisions in Washington affect businesses outside the beltway,” Brackney wrote in a recent opinion piece. “Congress and the president must act now … to create greater market certainty” and “put our country back on a track of fiscal sanity.” Giving no clue as to what’s next for him, Brackney wrote that the chamber is secure in the hands of a talented staff. “Our culture is deep and strong,” he wrote. “Our basic mission is to identify, recruit, sustain, mentor, associate and connect talent for mutual benefit and to create a stronger society. … I hope our paths cross frequently as I remain at your service, only in a different capacity.”


LEARNING EXPERIENCE: City councilmembers to attend D.C. conference. Page 4

‘The challenge now for the board is to find that

SMALL BUSINESS: U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman visits South Metro Chamber of Commerce. Page 7

next executive who will be bold and embrace the

PERFECTION: Pirates stand at 5-0 on pitch entering spring break. Page 20

values the chamber has to move forward. John was a very good CEO for a long period of time.’ Herm Brocksmith, the chamber’s chairman of the board

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Under-21 smoking ban fails in committee By Vic Vela Legislation that would have banned the sale of cigarettes to people younger than 21 died in a House committee on March 19. The bill received support from those who believe that smoking is a societal ill and who want to see more done to keep cigarettes away from youths. But the effort fell one vote short of passing the House Finance Committee, on the heels of testimony from witnesses and comments from lawmakers who felt the legislation went too far in dictating decisions that adults usually make for themselves. “I come down on the side of treating 18to 20-year-olds as adults,” said Rep. Daniel Kagan of Cherry Hills Village, the only Democrat to vote against the bill. Now, it’s legal for peope who are age 18 to purchase cigarettes. The bill would have raised that age to 21, although it would have provided a grandfather clause for people who are 18 when the law would have gone into effect. In defending the effort, Rep. Beth McCann, D-Denver, a bill sponsor, cited testimony from anti-smoking advocates, who said that smoking-related illnesses cost governments millions of dollars in health spending each year. “The harm is not to just those who smoke; the harm is to all of us,” McCann said. McCann also said that “the military is taking a pretty aggressive view of smok-

ing,” telling committee members that armed forces branches have introduced anti-smoking programs aimed at curbing soldiers’ smoking habits. But Brian Soule, a combat veteran from Colorado Springs, told the committee that he found the bill “insulting.” Soule cited the names of soldiers who became war heroes before the age of 21 and asked why lawmakers would question their ability to make decisions for themselves. “To say that these people cannot make good decisions about what’s good for them is pretty insulting to a lot of great Americans,” Soule said. Others who testified in opposition to the bill said that businesses, particularly convenience stores, would be hurt by the legislation. State revenue would also be affected. The bill’s fiscal note indicates that the state would have lost about $925,000 in tobacco tax revenue for the 2014-15 fiscal year, but the revenue losses for the following fiscal year would have been about $3.7 million. But money isn’t the only thing, argued bill supporters. “There would be a short-term fiscal hit, but in the long term, it will help us,” said Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette. Kagan joined all six Republicans on the House Finance Committee to vote against the bill, many of whom made similar arguments against the legislation. “We’re creating a large case to where most 19- and 20-year-olds don’t feel like they’re actual adults for a myriad of reasons,” said Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson.


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Boat-free lake recommended Panel supports a ban in Centennial Park By Tom Munds tmunds@ colorado The Englewood Parks and Recreation Commission recommended the ban remain in place that prohibits use of any boat on Centennial Lake, including nonmotorized boats. Centennial Lake is the body of water that is part of Centennial Park, located north of West Union Avenue and west of the South Platte River. Mayor Pro Tem Linda Olson brought up the issue in a council request for information. The question of allowing non-motorized boats on the lake was

brought to the commission at its March 13 meeting. “I presented the background, including some of the history of the lake,” said Gerald Black, parks and recreation director. “To my knowledge, boating on the lake has always been banned. We have always had concerns about allowing boating on the lake, even non-motorized boats.” He said there were safety concerns because the lake was originally a stone quarry and is very deep in some areas, plus the lake is spring-fed and the water is usually not very warm. Also, the lake is stocked by the state wildlife department, so there are a lot of people who fish from the bank. Black said there was discussion of the potential conflicts that could arise between boaters and fishermen. Another issue raised was, if boating was allowed on the lake, there would need to be a lot of new regulations drafted and adopted to ensure safety.

The lake at Centennial Park is a popular spot among anglers. The parks and recreation commission recently voted to maintain the ban on using boats on the lake. Photo by Tom Munds Black said examples of the regulations that would be needed would include rules establishing what type of non-motorized boats would be allowed on the lake and regulations requiring all

boaters to wear life vests. “There was also the issue of enforcement if we allowed boating on the lake,” Black said. “We don’t have rangers to enforce park rules, so it would probably

be up to the police.” After a discussion, the commission voted unanimously to recommend keeping the ban in place that prohibits all boating on Centennial Lake.

City councilmembers to attend D.C. conference Gillit, McCaslin will represent Englewood By Tom Munds

tmunds@ Englewood City Councilmembers Rick Gillit and Bob McCaslin recently spent a week in Washington, D.C. at the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference. “This trip was awesome,” Gillit said. “I was on the go all the time, I attended a lot of workshops and I gathered a lot of information I feel will help us here in Englewood.” He said the conference, held from

March 7-12, was an opportunity to talk to elected officials from cities across the country. “I felt this was a good chance to learn how other communities do things,” Gillit said. “For example, I frequently discussed with other elected officials how they went about looking for a new city manager, a process currently underway in Englewood.” McCaslin had similar sentiments. “I look at the conference as professional development,” he said. “There was a lot of information available at the workshops and the conference was an opportunity to meet and talk with elected officials from all over the country. I found out that there are communities in a lot of states that face the same issues Englewood faces. It was in-

teresting to learn how those councils dealt with those issues.” McCaslin said he talked to other elected officials about the process they follow to create budgets and also spoke to many elected officials about how they received financial information updates. “A lot of people were amazed when I told them about the extensive financial report we received each month,” he said. “Several people said they wished they received those types of financial updates.” The National League of Cities is a Washington, D.C.-based organization representing more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages. NLC holds the congressional conference each year, offering a variety of workshops on a range of issues. Plus, the conference allows attendees to schedule

visits with members of their Congressional delegations. According to Gillit, the Englewood councilmembers enjoyed the opportunity to have lunch with Congressman Mike Coffman, R-Aurora. “I think one of the most interesting meetings was the one on local law enforcement held at the Department of Justice,” Gillit added, saying that the meeting was very informative, and he learned such facts as there are federal grant programs for law enforcement agencies totaling about $207 million. “The officials said many of the grants do now get awarded because no one applies for them,” the councilmember said. “Among the information I brought back was how to research what grants are available and how to apply for them.”

City council honors 14 young people Youths recognized for overcoming challenges By Tom Munds tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com The Englewood City Council’s March 17 meeting included a time to honor the 14 young men and women selected as the city’s nominees for this year’s Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Awards.

The city program honors young men and women 13 to 19 years old who live or attend school in Englewood and who have overcome personal obstacles to serve their families, their schools and their community. Mayor Randy Penn welcomed the friends, families and the nominees, who filled most available seats in council chambers to watch and applaud during the ceremony. “Every one of these young people has overcome difficulties in their lives,” the mayor said. “We honor each of them for

how they have persevered in difficult circumstances and how they make positive differences in their own lives and the lives of others. We admire what each young man and young woman has achieved and we are pleased to honor each of these individuals.” The Arapahoe County Commissioners will evaluate nominees from throughout the county. Englewood’s 14 nominees have been invited to attend the April 8 ceremonies where the commissioners will announce the winners of the county awards. Leigh Ann Hoffhines, the city communications coordinator who oversaw Englewood’s participation in the Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Award program, took the podium during the council ceremonies. She read each of the names of the city’s nominees and quoted comments from the individual who nominated the young man or woman for the award. The nominations frequently includes comments describing nominees as “a role model,” “someone who makes a positive impact on classmates and the school,” and “an individual who is always helpful to others.” Each nominee was asked to come forward, where Mayor Pro Tem Linda Olson

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handed each of them an award certificate and a gift card. The other six members of the council lined up to congratulate and shake the hand of each of the nominees. The young men and women the city honored were: • Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School — Damon Abeyta, Maria Johnsen, Javier Lopez. Kaitlynn McCormack, Tim McCrory, Shawn Michaelis and Katie O’Brien • Englewood Middle School: Andrew Abalos, Jihad Al-Yasiry, Taylor Blackburn, Auzuria Hubbard and Erin Peterson. • Englewood Leadership Academy: Isabel Montanez. • Englewood High School: Ivy Ryan. The program to honor young men and woman for dealing with adversity began in 1986. For several years, the YMCA organized and took the lead for the program and the awards. In 1999, nine counties joined together to establish Metro Mayors Commissioners Youth Association as an independent organization. The final association awards event was in 2010. Since then, Arapahoe is among the counties that holds programs to honor the achievements of special young men and women.

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Revenue forecast looking good TABOR technicality could refund pottax money to voters By Vic Vela Colorado’s economy grew stronger in 2013 and that momentum is expected to continue through the coming years, factors that will contribute to a state general fund budget for next year that will exceed original forecasts, state economists said on March 18. But not all the news that came out of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee briefing was rosy. While much of the state is doing better post-recession, other areas continue to struggle. And lawmakers lamented the continuing budget challenges that come as a result of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — including a TABOR problem involving marijuana tax revenue that the Legislature may end up having to deal with soon. The JBC was briefed on Colorado’s economic outlook by the state’s budget director and staff from the Colorado Legislative Council. Their reports are an essential component for the committee to consider when they craft the state’s spending plan — a budget that is expected to be about $20.5 billion. While the economists’ revenue forecasts differed slightly, they all agreed that Colorado’s economy is on healthy footing. “Over the past year, household wealth has grown because of increases in home prices and recent

gains in the stock market,” said Louis Pino of the Legislative Council. “As a result, consumer spending has improved, especially on big-ticket items like furniture and vehicles. U.S. corporations continue to post strong profits, the equity market posted its best gains in years, inflation remains benign and the global economy, especially in the Eurozone, appears to have turned a corner for the better.” The budget forecast for the 2014-15 fiscal year will be $61 million higher than what was originally predicted. And, after money is set aside for an increased state reserve fund, about $75 million will be left over for bills that are currently waiting to be appropriated — an “up-for-grabs” amount that is certain to lead to battles among lawmakers in the coming weeks. Priorities for that money include helping flood and wildfire victims and more funding for K-12 and higher education. After that, there is a guessing game as to which of the many bills that have yet to be appropriated become funded. “There are a lot of competing priorities within the budget, so as we’ve said from the start we have to be prudent in how we allocate the resources of the state,” House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said the day after the forecast was released. “We are not going to be able to pass every idea and bill through the Legislature.” The state’s general fund budget for the next fiscal year is expected to be $9.2 billion, higher than the current fiscal year’s revenue projection of $8.8 billion.

Driving the healthy economic forecast is a 27-week streak of consecutive job growth and a state unemployment rate that is currently 6.1 percent. While the unemployment rate has dropped, “the state’s labor market added jobs at the fastest rate in seven years,” according to the Legislative Council. Meanwhile, wages and salaries grew 4.7 percent last year and personal income is expected to improve during the 204-15 fiscal year, economists said. The current fiscal year will also yield a general fund surplus of $257 million, most of which — about $170 million — will be transferred to the State Education Fund. Funding for education will increase through the annual School Finance Act and accompanying bills aimed at pumping more money into K-12 and higher education. Those dollar amounts are still being negotiated. While the Denver metro area and much of the Front Range is experiencing economic growth in many areas, other parts of the state aren’t faring as well. For Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the Western Slope, including Grand Junction, growth has been “sluggish,” according to Louis Pino of the Legislative Council.

TABOR trouble As for marijuana tax revenue that is coming in as a result of Proposition AA, $54.7 million will be pumped into the 2014-15 fiscal year. But while that revenue amount is less than what was originally projected

by Prop AA proponents, the state may end up having to cut refund checks to Colorado taxpayers for that money. A TABOR technicality may require the state to issue pot revenue refunds — even though voters intended for money that’s collected from marijuana tax money to go toward school construction and the cost of pot industry regulations. TABOR is generally thought of as a statute that requires all tax hikes be approved by the voters. But the technical clause also includes an area that requires the state to issue tax refunds when state spending exceeds expectations that are included in voter information material that is sent out each election, otherwise called the “Blue Book.” That seems to be the case this year, and lawmakers are trying to figure out how to deal with it. “This is confounding,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, DDenver. “TABOR told us to let the voters decide. The voters have decided, and their wishes may be frustrated by something hidden in the TABOR amendment.” Lawmakers could issue refunds for the marijuana tax money or they may end up having to go back to the voters to ask if they can keep it — something for which the voters already gave permission. Ferrandino said it is likely that the Legislature will deal with this issue before the session is out. The concern over marijuana revenues isn’t the only TABOR-related monkey wrench that lawmak-

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS Recall election bill advances

A bill that Democrats say would boost turnout in future recall elections passed a Senate committee on March 21, following a party-line vote. The bill seeks to marry existing election statutes with language in the state Constitution. The two are at odds when it comes to the recall election process — something that was apparent during last year’s historic legislative recall elections. The Constitution states that a candidate has up to 15 days prior to Election Day to submit enough signatures to appear on a recall ballot. The Democrat-sponsored bill would require candidates to submit signatures 15 days prior to when ballots are made available to voters, which occurs long before the actual day of the election. This became an issue in September, when county clerks handing recall elections in Colorado Springs and Pueblo weren’t able to mail ballots in time, which resulted in elections where voters could vote in person, the day of the election. Democrats say the bill would give citizens more opportunities to vote. But Republicans blast the measure as unconstitutional. The bill passed the Democrat majority Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, following a 3-2 vote.

Emergency pet care bill signed

Gov. John Hickenlooper on March

20 signed a bill into law that will allow emergency medical providers to provide medical care to house cats and dogs. Medical personnel who respond to emergency calls to homes were prohibited from providing care to domestic animals prior to the bill signing. Although EMTs provide that assistance any way, they risked litigation by the pet’s owner if something happened to the animal. The bill was sponsored by Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, and Denver Democratic Reps. Beth McCann and Lois Court.

Felony DUI legislation moves forward A bill that would create a felony DUI penalty in Colorado cleared it’s first legislative hurdle on March 18. House Bill 1036 would let prosecutors charge a driver’s third DUI in seven years or any fourth DUI as a felony. Right now, drivers only face misdemeanor penalties when driving drunk, no matter how many times they are charged. Colorado is one of only six states that don’t have a felony DUI on the books. The bill — which is sponsored by Republican Reps. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs and Lori Saine of Firestone — passed the House Judiciary Committee with unanimous support. A similar effort failed last year.

ers have had to deal with this session. They ran into problems with flood recovery money because counties wouldn’t be able to take state reimbursements, out of concern that the money would cause them to hit their TABOR spending limits. The state will instead fund the money through different means. Those issues caused JBC members to rail against TABOR. Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, the committee chairwoman, said TABOR has caused the state “ma-

jor problems” that has tied budgets into “fiscal knots.” And one Republican said the recent TABOR issues have caused her to change her perspective on the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. “I have to tell you, quite honestly, the more I learn about TABOR, particularly what it did to the floods and our counties, the less and less I like it and the more insidious I believe it’s been to state government,” said Rep. Cheri Gerou, REvergreen.

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Funding for road construction advances A bill that would pump more money into the rebuilding of roads and bridges in Colorado received bipartisan support in a House committee on March 21. House Bill 1259 - which is sponsored by House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland - would transfer $100 million in one-time general fund dollars for road and bridge construction. The bill passed the Democrat majority House Transportation and Energy Committee following an 11-2 vote. The measure now heads to the House Appropriations Committee.

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Yesterdays are just that, yesterdays It has been a while since I shared a quote or thought from my mentor Zig Ziglar, and as I prepared for this column I was reminded of something that Mr. Ziglar used to remind us of all the time. He would say, “We cannot make any more yesterdays, but we can make all of the brand-new tomorrows that we possibly can.” I was thinking of this because I found myself in the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” trap as I thought about the ways I handled things over the past 12 months, opportunities I might have missed, activities I wanted to pursue and challenges I needed to overcome. Have you ever been there? We ask ourselves things like, “Why didn’t I say this?” or “Why didn’t I do that?” “Life would be so different if I only did things differently.” And many other such statements and examples. Zig used to also say: “Failure is an event and not a person. Yesterday really did end last night.” So when we can separate our-

selves from what we could have or should have done or said, and realize that tomorrow is a brand-new day, our entire view of the world would shift. Optimism and hope would replace our regret and fear. Tomorrow is filled with promise. Tomorrow is filled with hope. We are in control of how we see our future and what we choose to do in the pursuit of our life goals, our careers, our relationships and our health. Tomorrow has distanced itself from yesterday when it comes to our errors, poor

judgment and mistakes. Tomorrow offers encouragement and builds upon the successes of our yesterdays. When was the last time we took an inventory of all of the great accomplishments, achievements, and goals where we exceeded our own expectations? Looking at past successes builds confidence and serves as a launching point for our next journey and path forward to greatness. So we talked about yesterdays, and we talked about tomorrow. What about today? What can we do today to remember or successes of yesterday, learn from and overcome our prior mistakes, and ensure that our tomorrows are filled with hope, encouragement, opportunity and achievement? Mr. Ziglar talked about the fact that we cannot create any more new yesterdays, but we can create all of the brand-new tomorrows of our life. And it starts with today. We can actually create the next brand-new 30 seconds of our lives, the next brand-new five minutes, the next new

hour, and all we have to do is start. We can start to let go of the past or build upon our past, and the choice is ours. Today, as you read this column, think about where you are. Think about your own story — are we still living in the glory days or many years ago? Are we living and feeling the hurts of yesterday? Or are we placing our stake in the ground today and committing to our future, the best and brightest future that is waiting for each and every one of us? Life is a series of choices. Are you choosing to live or learn from your yesterdays? Are you planning today for your successes of tomorrow? Either way, I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail. com, and when we plan today for greatness tomorrow, it really 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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‘No problem’ really means ‘no thought’ I have a problem with “No problem.” I have a big problem with “No problem.” The only time someone says “No problem” is when there is a problem. The same goes for “No worries.” I’d like to get rid of both of them. They mean nothing, and are generally said as a casual dismissal. Let’s try to think of something else to say when something unexpected happens, or when something doesn’t go on exactly as planned or when something has been done on someone’s behalf. Almost anything would be better. Try these. Instead of “No problem,” perhaps you could say “A wet bird does not fly at night,” or something else that is vaguely Zen. Instead of “No worries,” how about “Breathe deep the gathering gloom”? Anything but a generic cliche. I am having a big problem. Arrangements were made for someone to be here on Monday to pick up some extra large paintings, drive them into Denver, and install them in three new showhomes. At the last minute the project coordinator asked if we could reschedule everything for Wednesday. I said possibly not. Then we were able to agree on Tuesday. In the midst of all of this, of emails and phone calls, trying to reach the outfit that will pick up the paintings, and the installer, she said, “No problem.” I let out a yelp. I closed my eyes. I drank from Smitty’s water dish. I ordered pillow cases I don’t need. I vacuumed the parrot. I booked a flight to Ithaca. I ate macaroni without cheese. I listened to “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” on repeat. I watched Bill O’Reilly and kept a straight face. I don’t have any original thoughts. Just when I think I do, I will hear something or read something that matches identically with my thinking. Someone somewhere wrote about vacuuming his parrot today. I decided to do a “No problem” search, and sure enough, others have the same dislike for it. The New York Observer columnist Kristen

Richardson wrote, “I’ve come to believe that `No problem’ is a seemingly benign expression run terribly amok, to the point of destroying what vestiges of civility we have left here at the beginning of the 21st century.” Richardson did a search too, and called Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Tannen said that a general casualization of language is responsible for the expression. Tannen said that “No problem” is dismissive, overcasual and makes light of a favor. Then I found out that “No worries” is the preferred expression in Australia and New Zealand. Language takes millions of hits every day. They are called “tweets.” I have yet to tweet. I plan to get out of here without ever tweeting. I am not going to waggle a finger, but the truncation of language into some kind of abbreviated drivel is for the unwashed. I am glad that Charles Dickens didn’t live to hear “No problem.” Oliver goes up and asks for more? And the master says, “No problem”? There’s no chance of that. Dickens manicured his thoughts and expressions, and I will never let that go, or give in to what goes around simply out of carelessness. Am I a language snob? Absolutamente. Muttering fractions of words and exhaling generic expressions is fine when you are lifting a car off of a teenager. The rest of the time I want to hear wording that follows thought and does not precede it, or is thrown at a situation because it has been before, and it’s handy. There’s someone who is stationed at the Smith continues on Page 7

If you have ever seen a 1950s sitcom, a la “Leave it to Beaver,” you know exactly how opponents of perceived “nanny state” government intrusions view some of the bills that have emerged from this legislative session. “Aw, gee whiz, mom. Do I have to?” So far this session, we have seen legislation aimed at curbing smoking, tanning and talking on cell phones. But the bills have a worse winning percentage than the Buffalo Bills. Legislation that sought to ban the sale of cigarettes to folks under 21 failed in a House committee recently, as did a separate effort that would have required drivers to use hands-free devices when talking on their cell phones. Meanwhile, a bill that prohibits people under 18 from using tanning beds barely passed the House and faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. The bills have led to fascinating debates among lawmakers over government’s role in the balancing of setting sound public health and safety policy while protecting citizens’ rights to make decisions for themselves — whether they’re bad ones or not. “To pass a law against everything all the time is, once again, the nanny state,” said Rep. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs. Republicans like Gardner typically don’t like this kind of stuff — bills aimed at telling people what they can and can’t do. But this year’s efforts have blurred political lines. The under-21 smoking-ban bill received Republican sponsorship. And some Democrats opposed both the youth tanning bed ban and the bill that deals with drivers’ use of cell phones. “There is a streak within Colorado, both among Democrats and Republicans, who have a Libertarian tendency, and I tend to

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be one of those,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. Ferrandino voted against the tanning bill and said he would not have supported the smoking ban bill, either. “There’s a difference between when it impacts you and you’re making your own decision versus what the impact on what someone else is,” he said. But the House’s second-in-command disagrees. House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, voted for the youth tanning bed legislation and supported the effort to ban the sale of smokes to those under 21. “We act all the time in this body and at all legislative bodies across the country to attempt to improve public health and safety, and this is one pretty good idea that I support,” she said. Supporters of the so-called “nanny state” bills say the policy proposals aren’t government’s way of telling adults not to run with scissors. They believe they are setting sound public safety policy. Breaking news: cancer is bad for you. And smoking and ultraviolet rays cause it. And the last person you want to be driving behind on the interstate is some dumbbell who is flipping through every conceivable Vela continues on Page 7

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Coffman talks small business at chamber Representative brings committee chair to table By Jennifer Smith U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman visited the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce March 19 and brought with him Rep. Sam Graves, of Missouri, chairman of the House Small Business Committee. The two Republican lawmakers faced a fairly friendly crowd of local, invited entrepreneurs. In a roundtable format, they listened to concerns and suggestions that ranged from the difficulty applying for government contracts to Obamacare. Andrew Graham, president of Clinic Services and an independent candidate for state representative, said his company has been waiting for its application to bid on government jobs to be approved for five years. “I get the hurry-up-and-wait approach, but we’re not a sit-on-our-hands kind of crowd,” he said. “The help I need is, how do I get the job?” Graves said that often several projects are bundled into one contract, making it just too big for smaller companies to handle. He’s introduced two bills that he hopes will level the playing field. He says the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014 will increase the goal of giving small businesses 23 percent of the contracts to 25 percent, and the Contracting Data and Bundling Accountability Act of 2014 will bring more transparency to bundled contracts. “I believe a lot of these small businesses can do a lot of these projects more efficiently,” said Graves. Coffman wondered about the effect the Affordable Health Care Act might be having on the group, though most of them employ fewer than 50 people and are therefore not subject to new requirements. “If there is a constant in the discussion, it’s health care,” said Brian Olson, owner of Conversation Starters media consulting firm. He has no employees, but said he works in a world of freelancers who provide services for each other. The requirement to

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application on his phone while others drive by, flipping him off. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, who sponsored the cell phone legislation, said people once thought that laws requiring people to wear seat belts were also nanny state efforts. “I think we found that over time that it became acceptable, and now it’s become a complete habit to buckle your seat belt when you get into a vehicle,” Melton said. “I think its more than just government trying to tell you what to do, but also looking at how can we lower some of our costs by doing some things now.” But does Joe Public like legislative efforts to curb bad or unhealthy behaviors? “You have certain constituencies that are very passionate about these issues,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, who used the youth tanning bed bill as an example. “But I can tell you that the people who I represent, it’s not even at the top of their list — don’t even make their list.” But do politicians practice consistency when they talk about not wanting the government to intrude on people’s affairs?

From left: U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo.., U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Jeff Wasden, vice chair of public affairs with the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, participate in a small-business roundtable on March 20. Photo by Jennifer Smith have insurance has many of them bewildered and frightened about the cost, he said. Graham said his company has always offered health insurance, and he doesn’t believe the government should tell him how to do what he was already doing. “As a human being, I would like to see a decoupling of health insurance from employment,” he said. Jeff Holwell, the chamber’s chief operating officer, said surveys show about 90 percent of the companies in the south-metro area are happy to be here. “The 10 percent that aren’t happy, it’s usually because of a regulatory challenge,” he said, most often local building codes but sometimes obscure federal regulations. “We’d like to inject a little more common sense into the regulatory environment,” said Graves. “The abuse of power

seems to be getting worse.” He points to ongoing but so-far failed efforts to require congressional approval of rules and regulations created by executive order or administrative policy that would have a national economic impact of $100 million or more. He points to cap and trade as an example of failed legislation that he says the administration is implementing piecemeal via regulations. The only defense, he says, is to try to defund them, leaving the rule in place but with no money to implement or enforce it. “But that’s a very poor way to run government,” he said. “How do businesses

know whether to comply?” John Brackney, president of the chamber, implored the congressmen to protect all types of energy production and the aerospace industry, which he said is more concentrated in the south-metro region than anywhere in the country. Coffman noted he’s working with Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on a bill that would do away with limits on exporting satellite technology. “We assume we have such a competitive edge and always will that we don’t want to export any technology that could be used against us,” he said. “And any component part falls under that regulation.”


Republicans will blast government attempts to intervene in a person’s life, but do their views on a woman’s right to choose or support of gay marriage bans confuse the issue? At the same time, if Democrats want the government to stay out of people’s bedrooms, why is it OK for it be in tanning rooms? Ferrandino acknowledges that, on issues like these, “sometimes it becomes a political thing, rather than a fundamental ideology thing.” “I really appreciate people who are consistent in their Libertarian identity,” the House speaker said. Efforts to curb bad behaviors have been a staple of state and federal government for a long, long time and I doubt they’re going anywhere, any time soon. But does telling someone not to do something that’s bad for them really work? I’m not sure. But it reminds me of a line from the Dudley Moore classic comedy “Arthur,” when Arthur’s fiancee tells the lovable drunk that “a real woman can stop you from drinking.” “It’d have to be a real big woman,” Arthur said. Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at Or, follow him on Twitter: @ VicVela1.


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Education-funding efforts advance By Vic Vela Colorado’s long-underfunded public school system would receive an additional $300 million in funding and increased per-pupil dollars, under a pair of school finance bills that cleared a House committee on March 19. However, the battle over how those dollars are to be managed — and whether the funding will be enough to appease vocal superintendents — is just getting started, as the education budget process began to play out at the Capitol last week. This year’s K-12 school funding efforts seek to provide a badly needed infusion of resources to school districts across the state, through a bipartisan education funding bill and the annual School Finance Act. “This is our very best attempt at making sure we start making progress from some very difficult financial years,” Rep. John Buckner, D-Aurora, told the House Education committee.


The School Finance Act would increase per-pupil funding by 2.8 percent, which would allow that funding to keep up with inflation. The bill also provides $17 million for preschool and full-day kindergarten. Immediately before the bill received committee approval, the same committee gave the go-ahead for a separate, bipartisan school funding measure. The Student Success Act would provide millions of dollars for school programs and would replace some of the education funding that had been a casualty of budget cuts in recent years. The bill — which received House sponsorship from Reps. Millie Hamner, DDillon, and Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock — would give schools $200 million in additional funding. That sum includes $20 million for reading programs and about $30 million for programs designed for English language learners. “They are some of our most vulnerable and neediest populations of students,” Hamner said. The money would also buy down the

so-called education funding “negative factor” —recession era education funding cuts that total about $1 billion. The bill would provide $100 million for the purpose of backfilling some of those cuts. The bills are a way for the Legislature to provide more money for schools on the heels of last year’s failed school finance tax measure, which voters soundly rejected in November. An increase in education funding is a top priority for lawmakers and Gov. John Hickenlooper, given the state’s upbeat economic forecast, which was recently presented to the Joint Budget Committee. But this year’s K-12 funding efforts are not going to please everyone. School superintendents and other education advocates are asking for more money for the negative factor buydown than what the Legislature expects to provide. School district leaders have also voiced displeasure over an area in the Student Success Act that seeks to change how pupils are counted for the purposes of a school’s official enrollment — something

that districts say is a waste of time and money. And there have been arguments over school districts’ lack of autonomy over how the money will be spent. The funding will have stings attached, which doesn’t please opponents who say that the Legislature shouldn’t dictate how districts use that money. “I’d like to restore the negative factor to the best of our ability with no strings attached,” said Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, the only member of the House Education Committee to vote against the Student Success Act. “I think that has been a clear message from our school districts.” Hamner acknowledged those concerns, but said that it’s important to realize that the state can’t get in over its head. “We just have to balance all these needs with what the state budget can really commit to over a period of years,” she said. The bills now head to the House Appropriations Committee, prior to receiving full votes in the House.

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Shawn Michaelis, a Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School student, received first runner-up honors for his artwork, “Dizzy Getting Busy” that was entered in the First District Congressional Art Contest. U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-CO, holds the contest each year. It is open to any young man or woman who lives or attends school in Colorado’s First Congressional District. This year, Machebeuf High School Student Rachael Napierkowski’s pen and ink work titled, “King Crane” was the contest winner. Her work will be hung in the U.S. Capitol along with artwork from students from the nation’s other congressional districts.

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Englewood police have arrested a 30-year-old woman for allegedly threatening to hit her dad with a 12-inch wrench. Police received a call on the matter about 12:55 a.m. March 23 from the 54-year-old victim. Officers then went to investigate the call at the residence in the 3700 block of South Fox Street. Reportedly, the 54-year-old victim told police he feared for his life when his daughter threatened him. Once located the 30-year-old woman was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. She may be facing charges including felony menacing, police say.

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An unidentified man reportedly stole a number of items from a store on the 600 block of Englewood Parkway March 19 and then escaped. According to the police report, a loss prevention officer told officers that he tried to stop a man who was leaving the store and allegedly was trying to steal a shopping cart full of merchandise The prevention officer said he tried to stop the man, but the suspect kicked him in the stomach, grabbed several items from the cart and ran across the parking lot. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man in his 20s, wearing a blue and white striped shirt and blue jeans.



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March 28, 2014 Gov. John Hickenlooper is flanked by Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills, (far left) and Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, (right) as he signs two pot regulation bills at the Capitol on March 17. Photo by Vic Vela

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Licensing Authority two weeks later turned down an application to establish a medical marijuana grow and manufacturing facility just south of Oxford Avenue on South Navajo Street. The authority cited a lack of knowledge and information about the industry among the reason for not approving the license application. Recently, there have been three inquiries about seeking licenses for medical marijuana sales centers in permitted areas. Brotzman said the moratorium on centers would not be in place, so it would not apply to individuals who have submitted applications for center licenses but also would not permit additional center applications. “I will not support either version of the moratorium,” Councilmember Joe Jefferson said. “I feel it is just a way to revisit the issue of not allowing marijuana facilities in the city despite the fact residents have twice voted in support of having the facilities

in Englewood.” Mayor Randy Penn said he didn’t agree with the moratorium. “I feel it is a step backwards,” he said. “But we have to change what we do about the marijuana industry and I just want us to make sure we take time to make the right changes.” Councilmember Steve Yates said he would vote against the amendment including centers in the moratorium, but would vote to approve the moratorium on medical marijuana grow and manufacturing facilities. “We also need to address the issue of retail marijuana facilities in the city,” he said. “I feel we need to have something figured out before the moratorium expires.” The amendment to include medical marijuana retail centers in the moratorium passed 5-2, with Jefferson and Yates voting against it. Those approving the amendment were Penn, Mayor Pro Tem Linda Olson and Councilmembers Bob McCaslin, Jill Wilson and Rick Gillit. The next vote was on the ordinance including the amendment, which passed 6-1. Jefferson cast the only no vote.

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dancing, chess, sports and art. Sixth-grader Ethan Cuenca has been in the bucket drumming club for three years. “It was hard to learn at first, but once you learn drumming, it is a lot of fun,” he said before the performance. “We started out drumming on regular plastic buckets. Now we have these bucket drums. They have drum heads so you can adjust the pitch and produce the sound you want.” He said he wants to be a drummer in the band and orchestra next year when he goes to middle school. Dakota Dismang, a third-grader, said she likes going to the dance club. “Dancing is fun,” she said. “I really like the dance we will do tonight. I like the way we move around and change places.” She said she likes music of all kinds, and next year she hopes to join the bucket drummers because it looks like drumming is a lot of fun. The performance was a first-time experience in an auditorium setting for the drummers and dancers. About 75 parents, siblings and friends attended the event. As the curtain opened, the drummers marched onto the stage and set up near the backdrop. The young dancers then took center stage. The dancers performed their routine to the rhythm provided by the drummers. The dancers then left the stage and drum captain Dylan Gruska as-

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Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, a Senate sponsor of House Bill 1122, said legislators will continue to ex-

Captain Dylan Gruska leads the Bishop Bucket Drummers through a routine at the group’s March 20 event at Englewood Middle School. The 13-member team of third- through sixth-graders marched and drummed to a diffrent tempo for each routine. Photo by Tom Munds sembled the bucket drummers before reporting they were ready to perform their own show. “Being the drum captain is hard work. There was always a lot to do,” Gruska said after the performance. “But it was fun and it was all worth it. I like drumming and I want to be a drummer.” At the signal, the drummers began their portion of the program. Each member of the group carried his or her drum as they marched and moved through several routines. Each routine had its own movements and own tempo. For a finale, the group put away their drums and did a dance. amine laws that regulate the newly created marijuana industry, as more becomes known about the industry. “This is probably not the last time you will hear from us because we will probably find these cleanup bills as we go through the years, after marijuana … has become a norm in Colorado,” Newell said.

Instructor Tommy Taylor praised the group’s performance and all the work they put in to getting ready for the night’s event. He has been the instructor since the bucket drummer club was established four years ago. “The first year, we just had plastic buckets. We put them upside down and drummed out the rhythm on the bottom of the bucket. That first year, we had about six members of the club,” he said. “The next year we got the new bucket drums that are a lot more fun to play. We have had more members each year and now we have had to limit the number because we only have so many bucket drums.”

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Attempt to ban cell phones while driving fails Proposed regulations killed in House committee By Vic Vela An effort to ban most all uses of cell phones while driving failed in a House committee on March 12. The bill would have prohibited motorists from talking on cell phones unless they were using hands-free devices. The legislation also would have created tougher penalties for drivers who talk on their cell phones in school zones and construction areas, and would have banned web surfing and using applications while behind the wheel. Text messaging while driving is already illegal in Colorado. But Democrats and Republicans alike expressed a myriad of concerns about the bill. Some said that the measure would lead to potential enforceability issues for law enforcement, while others didn’t think the proposed penalties went far enough. Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, the bill sponsor, told the House Transportation and Energy Committee that, “at any given time, 9 percent of drivers are on their cell phones, so the likelihood of crashes increases.” “We want to encourage people to put the phone down and put their hands on the wheel and focus on the road,” Melton said. Melton’s effort was highlighted by emotional testimony on behalf of his bill from a Fort Collins woman whose daughter was killed by a driver who was distracted by her phone. Shelley Forney wept as she told the story of her 9-year-old daughter Erica, who was riding on her bike, on her way home from school in 2008. A driver — who was talk-

ing on her cell phone — became distracted and veered into the bike lane, striking the girl and causing her body to flip eight feet in the air before landing on the windshield. The girl died two days later. “She had a life that was taken from her for something that should have never happened,” Forney said. Forney is a constituent of Rep. Randy Fischer, DReport Fort Collins. Her testimony caused Fischer to choke back tears and to thank her for her courage in fighting for the legislation before he voted in favor of the bill. But other lawmakers on the committee expressed concern with the bill before testimony ever began. Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Douglas County, said it doesn’t take a cell phone to distract a driver. She said that a crying child or changing radio stations also leads to accidents. “There’s a lot of things that affect distracted drivers,” she said. “I don’t understand why we’re focusing just on a cell phone.” Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, who also voted no, wasn’t fond of the law’s penalty structure, telling Melton that they “don’t go far enough.” The bill would have created a “primary offense” for drivers who use their cell phones through school zones and construction areas, meaning police could impose a citation for the mere act of being on the phone. But, in all other cases, violating the cell phone law would have only resulted in a “secondary offense,” meaning drivers could only be cited for talking on their cell phones so long as they were initially stopped for another violation.


Bill offers tax assistance to area flood victims Members of both parties back legislation By Vic Vela A bill that aims to provide tax relief for homeowners whose properties were wiped out by last year’s floods passed a House committee with bipartisan support on March 12. Under the bill, residents whose homes were destroyed by floods that decimated parts of Colorado last September would not be required to pay property taxes going back to January 2013. County assessors and treasurers already provide tax relief under those circumstances, but only retroactively to the period when the natural disaster occurred. The bill is a response to last year’s floods, but it would also apply to other types of natural disasters, including wildfires. “I like to call this bill the `no insult to injury’ bill,” said Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, a bill sponsor, who was presenting his legislation to the House Finance Committee. “Or at least the, `if the county assessor can’t find you, he can’t tax you’ bill.” If the bill becomes law, county assessors and treasurers would notify the state of a property that was cleared of tax payments after having been destroyed. The state would then pay the county for the amount of taxes that the county would have otherwise collected. If enacted, the legislation would cost the state more than $2 million in lost tax revenue. The bill would help homeowners who are waiting for a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyback — a program

where the federal government buys homes that are significantly damaged by natural disasters. However, the FEMA buyback process can take a while to finalize and the wait has impacted people like Brad Rollins of Lyons. Rollins testified that he and his mother own a home that was destroyed by flooding and that it’s difficult for them to pay bills, especially since he’s unemployed and his mother collects Social Security benefits. “Our house is condemned,” Rollins said. “We cannot touch it because of the FEMA buyback. We don’t know how long this will take.” Singer’s bill did receive some push back from a couple members of the committee. Rep. Lori Saine, a Weld County Republican, voted against the bill, saying she was uncomfortable with giving homeowners tax credits for the months when their properties were intact, before the flooding occurred. “It’s a dangerous precedent, giving tax credit for a property that hasn’t been damaged, by going back in time,” she said. Rep. Jeanne Labuda, D-Denver, ended up voting for the bill despite her concern over the legislation not containing a sunset clause, an expiration date that would allow a future Legislature to examine the effectiveness of the bill at a later time. She said that’s important in case another recession hits years from now. “Maybe the state won’t have money down the road,” Labuda said. Singer said the extended tax waiver will help homeowners who deal with “costs associated with the flood that are still unanticipated at this point.” “This at least takes less money from those people who could be spending that money to recover from the floods,” Singer said.

Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, listens as Shelley Forney speaks in support of his legislation that sought to ban most uses of cell phones while driving. The bill failed in the House Transportation and Energy Committee on March 12. Photo by Vic Vela The bill’s maximum fines for violations would have been $50 for the first offense and $100 for the second. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, who voted no, said she was concerned that the law would hurt ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, where drivers rely on cell phone applications to pick up drivers. “I don’t know if we fully know what the scope of this is,” she said of the legislation. Rep. Ray Scott, D-Grand Junction, said he wondered how police could possibly enforce the law with their limited officer resources, with so many drivers using cell phones these days. But Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, the

committee chairman, voted in favor of the measure. He took issue with a comment that was made by Scott, who talked about the difficulty of legislating “personal responsibility.” “I don’t think we’re talking about personal responsibility,” Tyler said. “I think we’re talking about personal actions, which we legislate all the time.” The bill failed in the committee following a 7-6 vote. However, the committee did not vote to officially kill the legislation this session, meaning Melton could still make changes and bring the effort back this year, if he chooses to do so.

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Wood is nothing to knock at show Foothills Art Center has a history of showing fine art quality pieces in what some still call “crafts.” “Splinter! Colorado Wood Today” is opening on March 29 and running through May 18 at FAC, 809 15th St., Golden. Contemporary expressions in wood — a medium that has been favored by artists since ancient times, will appeal to a wide range of viewers. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5/$3. SCFD Free Day April 23. Panel discussion with artists Carley Warren, Susan Cooper, Patrick Marold and Keith Gotschall from 2-4 p.m. April 12 (RSVP)., 303-2793922.

Installation of the 16 new stained glass windows designed by Scott Larson for Our Lady of Loreto Church, made by Derrix Glassstudios in Germany, required a lift brought in from out of state. Courtesy photos


quite a sight Foxfield church’s glass offers astonishing art By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com To fully appreciate the newly installed stained-glass windows at Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church in Foxfield, one should visit at various times of day and in different seasons, when the changing sunlight will create new effects. Officially blessed at a Mass on March 16, the 16 recently installed works of art were created by artist Scott Parsons and fabricated by the century-old Derix Glasstudios in Taunusstein, Germany. They are collectively called The Heavenly Jerusalem Windows and each has a distinctive story to tell the viewer. Installation of the round and rectangular windows in the handsome Romanesquestyle church was made possible by an anon-

if you go Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Parish is located at 18000 E. Arapahoe Road in Foxfield — just east of Parker Road. We were told that because the church also operates a school, the three bronze sanctuary doors are locked during the week, but a large door labeled Main Door is open and an attendant is there, who can grant admission to the sanctuary. It is open for Masses, with times listed on the website. 303-766-3800, ymous donor, according to Msgr. Edward Buelt, who founded the parish and worked closely with the artist on the spiritual symbolism in each individual design. The windows are stained glass with colors painted on, versus the leaded glass windows we are accustomed to. They are filled with dazzling colors and occasional touches of gold, applied to the hand-blown glass panels in patterns that include both representational images and more sweeping abstract images. Angels, the elements, sunlight and vegetation — all imaginatively presented. Parsons, who was born in Littleton, has an MFA in painting from CU-Boulder — with graduate work in archaeology — and is chairman of the art department at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. He has been creating public art, including liturgical art, for 20 years. Several years ago, Parsons, a Lutheran, worked with the Derix studios on stained glass windows for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. In Denver, he is represented by the prestigious William Havu Gallery and has work installed at the National Cable Television Center and Museum at the University of Denver and at

“Serephim” window from the “Angels in Festive Garb” series at Our Lady of Loreto Church. The word means “the burning ones” and shows flames. It is designed by Scott Larson.

“Spring” window, just installed at Our Lady of Loreto Church, is designed by Scott Larson. One can see crystal waters, a Tree of Life, pomegranate, cherry, palm frond. locations across the nation and in Canada. Our Lady of Loreto’s western facade is inspired by the Basilica of St. Ambrose in Milan, Italy. The eight-sided dome has five circular windows supported by laminated red oak pillars, which represent trees. The central, east-facing window depicts the Lamb of God, with blood flowing from the pierced heart and clear blue water. Alpha and Omega symbols are copied from Botticini’s “Assumption of the Virgin,” seen in Washington’s National Galleries, according to an explanation by Msgr. Buelt on the church website, where images of all the windows can be seen. Round windows symbolizing each season are next on each side, and opposite the lamb is The Celestial Denver window, which brings the series home to its location. A columbine (an ancient symbol of the Holy Spirit) is in the center, backed by an image of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and mountain peaks, with an image of Red Rocks Amphitheatre to the side. Ten clerestory windows portray God’s nine ranks of angels and one dedicated to St. Michael, Prince of Angels, according to Msgr. Buelt’s text. Each has its distinctive colors and symbolism: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, Angels and St. Michael, the Archangel. The dramatic images are swirling and abstract representations of spiritual beings. Their interpretation is based on theological work of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to a story in the Denver Catholic Register, saying he cautioned against representing angels in human form. The artist said they are represented by breath, wind, fire and water. We would urge art lovers, regardless of religious affiliation, to see these really unique examples of liturgical art—made for the 21st century.

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• The Fine Art Student Juried Exhibition will be in Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts from March 31 to April 16, juried by painter Lee Wasilik. Awards will be sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild, which recently held a show at the gallery. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 4. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays (open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays). • ACC celebrates the opening of the McKinnell Special Collection on April 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Library and Learning Commons. Jim and Nan McKinnell were influential ceramic artists over a 50-year period in Colorado, and over 200 of their books, slides and papers were donated to ACC with several pottery pieces. The books may be checked out. For information: Ann Priestman, ACC reference and archives librarian, 303-797-5731, ann.priestman@ • The next ACC Star Party will be from 8 to 10 p.m. April 4 on the West Lawn,between the Main Building and Lot G. ACC will provide a telescope. Free hot cocoa and cookies. Admission is free, with no RSVP needed. Information: Jennifer Jones, 303-797-5839, Ellingboe continues on Page 15

“Thirteen Years” by Susan Cooper is included in ”Splinter! Colorado Wood Today,” an exhibit of art by contemporary woodworkers at Foothills Art Center in Golden. Courtesy photo

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if you go “Rumpelstiltskin” plays through May 2 at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances for school groups are at 10 a.m. on specific weekdays, plus 1 p.m. Sundays for the public (except April 20). Tickets $8/$9/$10, 303-3166360, Denver-childrens-theatre-rumpelstiltskin

‘Rumpelstiltskin’ staged at Denver’s Mizel Arts and Culture Center through May 2 By Sonya Ellingboe For the 17th annual Denver Children’s Theatre production, the 2014 choice is “Rumpelstiltskin,” as adapted by Mike Kenny from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Performances are at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center. Billie McBride is director — as she has been for a number of years — of this spring treat, cast with fine professional actors who will really show children what theater can be. McBride is joined for this play by local choreographer/ dancer Terrell Davis, due to the extraordinary movement requirements in Kenny’s version. Performances are at 10 a.m. on selected weekdays for school groups 5 years through grade 6, and at 1 p.m. on Sundays for the public. Readers will remember the story about the miller (Brian Landis Folkins) who tells the king that his pampered daughter (Adrian Egolf ) knows how to spin gold from straw. When the king finds his treasury is pretty much depleted, he takes the miller up on his boast and leads the daughter to a room filled with piles of straw, which makes her frantic. The elfish little man Rumpelstiltskin (Rachel Graham) appears and offers to spin the straw into gold in exchange for her firstborn child after she becomes the princess who marries the prince. Also in the cast: Lindsey Pierce as the queen and Missy

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Vintage Voltage

The Vintage Voltage Expo, produced by Dana Cain of Littleton, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center, Interstate 25 at 120th Avenue. Music fans and audiophiles will want stereos, turntables, antique radios, classic guitars, vinyl records and more. Fifty vendors are expected.

Rachel Graham as the magical creature, Rumpelstiltskin, demands that the Princess (Adrian Egolf) give him her baby in return for his spinning the king’s straw into gold. Courtesy photo Moore as Mess. A curriculum guide is distributed to all participating teachers, keyed to academic standards for reading, writing and communication; social studies; dance; music; drama; and theater arts. Optional “Encore!” programs ($10) are offered following the 70-minute performance. Workshops are led by arts educators (often actors from the production) with discussion and specially designed theater activities.

Admission is $5. Children admitted free.

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“The Humor Code” by scientist Peter McGraw and writer Joel Warner will be introduced to readers at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., as the authors converse with Ryan Warner of Colorado Public Radio. 303-322-7727.

Indian Wars discussed

The Order of the Indian Wars’ Annual Denver Indian Wars Symposium

will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Colorado National Guard Headquarters Auditorium, 6868 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial. Six speakers, coffee, juice, doughnuts, lunch, authors and booksellers. Program by Deb Goodrich Bisel, Tom Buecker, John Carson, Jerome Greene, Paul Hedren and Maj. Adam Morgan. After-party at La Quinta, 7077 S. Clinton St., where there are special lodging rates. Send check for reservation to: OIW, P.O. Box 1650, Johnstown, CO 80534.B:10.25” Information: Layton Hooper, 970-229-5991. T:10.25”

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“35 MM: A Musical Exhibition” is a multimedia musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, based on photographs by Matthew Murphy. It will be presented by Ignite Theatre from April 11 to May 4 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. It’s directed by Keith Rabin Jr., with music by Jason Tyler Vaughn. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Industry Night is April 14. Tickets: $27/$19 student.720-362-2697,


“Spamalot” — based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” by Eric Idle and John Du Prez — brings the clipclopping knights to the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., from April 11-27. Piper Lindsay Arpan directs and choreographs a strong cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays: 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $28/$24/$14, 303-7391970,

Improv musical

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pike’s Peak Ave., Parker. Improvisers will gather made-up hit song titles from the audience and create a musical performance on the spot. Tickets: $30/$25, 720-457-5092,

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“End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter is presented in a regional premiere from March 25 to April 13 in the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Time travel to December 1968 as Judy Garland is poised to make a comeback. Directed by Rod Lansberry. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: 720898-7200, (Adult language.)


“Deathtrap” by Ira Levin plays April 5 to May 3, presented by Spotlight Theatre at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Industry Thursday April 10; 2 p.m. Sundays plus Saturday, April 3 (No performance on Easter Sunday, April 20). Tickets: $21/$19, 720-880-8727,


“Road to Mecca” by South African playwright Athol Fugard is based on a true story of eccentric artist Helen Martins. It plays March 28 through May 4 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, directed by Len Matheo. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. Tickets: $23/$20, 303-935-3044, www.

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Leslie O’Carroll (Jean), Dee Covington (Margaret) and Kathryn Gray (Dottie) chat in Margaret’s kitchen, as Boston Southies in “Good People,“ playing at Curious Theatre. Courtesy photo

Nothing homey in hometown tale ‘Good People’ plays at Curious Theatre By Sonya Ellingboe Scene I of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People” opens in a trashy South Boston alley behind the Dollar Store — the only private office space that store manager Stevie (John Juracheck) can find to tell Margie (Dee Covington) that he’s letting her go. Seems she’s late every day — always with an excuse that she can’t leave her disabled adult daughter alone — and Stevie’s boss has said “enough!” “How about trying Gillette?” (a large manufacturing plant for razors). Stevie says he’ll ask his brother who works there. Margie rages and whines, claims it’s because she’s paid above minimum wage and in no way takes any blame. There’s a disconnect from the start with any sort of work ethic — she talks about luck, or lack of it. This is a play about class differences, with wry twists by Lindsay-Abaire, who grew up in South Boston and understands the territory.

IF YOU GO “Good People” runs through April 19 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18-$44, 303-623-0524,

Dee Covington has the speech and mannerisms of her character, Margaret, nailed. As do her neighbors Jeanie (Leslie O’Carroll) and plain-spoken landlord Dottie (Kathryn Gray). They commiserate with her and try to think about a solution to her dilemma. They are “good people.” Jeanie has just seen Mike (Michael McNeil), an old boyfriend of Margaret’s, at a dinner where she was serving. He is now a doctor. She suggests: “Why don’t you go ask him for a job?” Savvy director Christy Montour Larson keeps the focus intense throughout. It’s not a comfortable/ cozy night for the audience — but then Pulitzer winner Lindsay-Abaire doesn’t write comfortable/cozy. Margaret pushes her way into Mike’s office and he too suggests Gillette, and she accuses him of being “Lace Curtain” (not a kind thing to say). He suggests she come to a party

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he and his wife are having in their Chestnut Hill home — a wealthy neighborhood. There are underlying issues at play here and he asks “Did you get mean, Margie? You’re good people.” Act II opens at Mike’s impressive house with discord between the doctor and his wife, Kate (Betty Hart), a literature professor at Boston University — and black. He had called Margie to say the party was canceled and she appears anyhow — hearing what she wants to hear. The conversation carries the story along through numerous twists and turns until the errant guest departs. We next see her at bingo with her friends, finally agreeing to try Gillette …. The staging and lighting are impressive for this production, with massive set pieces that wheel and turn and change magically from alley to classy home, with a shove from the cast and crew. The audience will leave this performance unsettled that Margaret’s future is probably not going to go well. Luck isn’t in the cards for her …. But it’s a wonderfully written and acted production. One wouldn’t want to miss it.

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Littleton Square stores miss King Soopers Yogo Mojo frozen-yogurt shop announces it is closing

“Thank you for all of your support and know that we will miss every one of you.” The city prohibits signs around the perimeter of the square, so the shops are resorting to other, more expensive methods of letting people know they’re still open. The UPS Store regularly has a sign twirler on the southwest corner of the intersection, and Estrada said Great Clips is mailing coupons to customers who haven’t visited in awhile. “We are doing OK,” said Amy Kim, manager of Tiffany Nails. “We have taken a lot of steps in advertising to make up for it.” Estrada said the employees throughout the square are patronizing each other as much as they can, all trying to keep each other afloat. Many of them depend on tips, and new customers have been hard to come by. “It’s like a ghost town,” she said. Those who survive will likely thrive once the new store goes up in about a year. It will be just like the one that recently opened at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue, with expanded selections, more square footage and an improved parking lot. It will include a drive-through pharmacy on the west side, two front entrances on the east, a resurfaced and realigned parking lot and a Starbucks kiosk inside.

By Jennifer Smith Most of the small stores that remain in Littleton Square are feeling the loss of King Soopers to one extent or another. “It’s like a roller-coaster,” said Amber Estrada, a stylist at Great Clips, on March 23. “We’re just letting people know we’re still here. A lot of people thought this whole place closed down.” That would be a reasonable assumption for a passerby to make, given that the entire building that once housed the grocery store, Walgreens, a liquor store and an H&R Block, among other things, is now a heap of rubble. “It looks like an Oklahoma City tornado or something went through,” said Lou Jones, who stopped by Great Clips for a haircut but took a few minutes to watch the heavy equipment further the destruction. “I think it’s great for this area. I’m glad they took it all down, it makes sense. And there’s an amazing, beautiful view of the mountains now.”

The view of what once was King Soopers, looking from the east at what used to be the front of the building. Photo by Jennifer Smith He said he’d continue to do his part to support the small stores through the closure. “It has to be tough for them right now,” he said. The H&R Block moved into the south building a few doors down from Great Clips. Although the sign said it would be open until 4 p.m. on that Saturday, the door

was locked well before 3 p.m. Frozen-yogurt store Yogo Mojo, which is owned by a local family, has decided to call it quits. The owners announced on Facebook on March 22 that they would stay open until the yogurt was gone. “We are so thankful to have the best customers in the entire world,” they wrote.

Civil Rights struggles discussed in Littleton

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sellingboe@ “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” is a series of four monthly meetings on Tuesday evenings intended to discuss a particular aspect of the nation’s civil rights history. Each session is preceded by a Sunday screening of a related film and clips from that film are repeated on Tuesdays for those (the majority) who have not seen the entire film. Discussion in the two-hour session is led by Patricia L. Richard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Metropolitan State University. About 30 have attended the first two meetings: “The Abolitionists” and “Slavery By Another Name.” Registration is requested for those who may choose to join in midway. Each unit is complete in its presentation, so that should be possible. Call 303-795-3961 if interested. The next time the group meets, at

if you go Bemis Library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. To register, call 303-795-3961. 7 p.m. April 2, will bring a focus on Littleton and its Littleton Human Relations Council, an organization that urged fairness in housing in the 1960s, arranged interracial meetings and potlucks and hosted Dr. Martin Luther King on one special day. Retired pediatrician Dr. Charles Fraser will be a special guest to talk about the organization his wife and he, with others in the community, founded. The film referenced in this meeting, which will be shown at the Bemis Library at 2 p.m. the preceding Sunday, March 31, is “The Loving Story,” a documentary pieced together by Nancy Buiriski from film found after the incident plus related interviews. Mildred and Richard Loving were married in Washington D.C. and then moved to their home state of Virginia. Late at night in July 1958, they were arrested in their bedroom and sentenced to one-year prison sentences because Virginia had an anti-miscegenation law, forbidding mixed marriages. (She was Black and American

Indian. He was white.) They were allowed to move to Washington D.C instead of serving the sentence, but were unable to make family trips to visit parents and friends in Virginia. When Mildred talked to a cousin about her frustration with being exiled, she was advised to write to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who in turn referred her to the American Civil Liberties Union, where a pair of young lawyers took on the case and eventually appealed to the U.S Supreme Court — which ruled unanimously in 1967 that a ban on interracial marriage interfered with Federal rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. (Readers can find a 20-minute excerpt from the Oscar-nominated film online.) The final meeting in the series will be on May 7, with the topic of “Freedom Riders” and guest Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the “Little Rock Nine” who started integration of that school under a national spotlight. The series is free, but pre-registration is required. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from the Colorado Humanities Council to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.


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MaRCh 28 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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Redevelopment moving along Members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Group took a tour of the Union Station redevelopment in downtown Denver on March 20. The project, started in 2012, is expected to be complete in July, with Union Station being transformed into a mixed-use, transit-oriented hub.

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Grain Finished Buffalo Shareena Reardon, who has owned Mode Salon on Main Street for a year, says hairstyling is in her blood. “Somebody once told me that hairdressers are born, not made,” she said. Her grandmother and mother before her were stylists. And though she never got to meet her grandmother, she named Mode after the salon she owned in Jackson, Wyo. Today, Grandma would be proud. Reardon is one of seven stylists from across the state nominated by 303 Magazine as Colorado’s first-ever Hairstylist of the Year. The winner will be announced on the final night of Denver Fashion Week, April 6, at the City Hall Event Center in Denver. “It would just be amazing to win,” she said. “It would be validation. To have people you look up to judging you and saying you’re the best, it just doesn’t get any better.” Having worked behind a desk in her younger days, it took Reardon until she was 27 to work up the courage to pursue her passion for hair and makeup. “One day I just decided I was going to follow my dreams,” she said. “There’s a lot I love about it. I do love working behind the chair and helping my clients feel wonderful. I want to help them look their best.” But her true creativity shines when she styles models for fashion shows and photo shoots. Fresh out of cosmetology school in 2003, she studied under renowned Aveda stylist Charlie Price, producer of Denver Fashion Week, traveling around the country and even getting to work on New York Fashion Week models. She still enjoys traveling to several shows a year. That, along with husband Kris and three young children, keeps her plenty busy. “I’m lucky that my job is my hobby,” she said. For this show, she wanted to convey a fairy-tale look. She chose models with an angelic, vintage doll-like air, young and dreamy. “I think my images are very classically

Littleton Mayor Phil Cernanec, RTD Director Kent Bagley and Colorado Community Media Publisher Jerry Healey get an inside look at the commuter bus terminal as part of their March 20 tour of the Union Station Redevelopment. Courtesy photos by Cathy Schwartz

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Class tackles mental health issues Stigma often prevents people from getting help, experts say By Jennifer Smith “So, are you thinking of killing yourself?” Uttering the words is painfully emotional, even within the safe confines of practicing them in a class like Arapahoe/ Douglas Mental Health Network’s Mental Health First Aid. But asking the question could save a life. “Some people think that if you talk about suicide, you’re putting that idea in their head,” said Mandy McCullen, a trainer with the program and the regional prevention consultant with the Omni Institute. “That is not true.” Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach ordinary citizens how to recognize distress signals and how to intervene appropriately when someone might be a danger to themselves or others. “This is not to diagnose, and not to treat, but to know how to be helpful when we come across someone who might need

FOR MORE INFORMATION Lifeline is a national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Lifeline says the risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the hotline or 911. Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain Talking about being a burden to others Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs Acting anxious or agitated, behaving recklessly Sleeping too little or too much Withdrawing or feeling isolated Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge Displaying extreme mood swings some mental-health first aid,” said McCullen. It offers an overview of various types of

mental issues, from depression and posttraumatic stress disorder to substance abuse and schizophrenia, then gets into common-sense “first aid” measures. Key to the program is the acronym “ALGEE.” It stands for: Assess for risk of suicide or harm. Listen nonjudgmentally. Give reassurance and information. Encourage appropriate professional help. Encourage self-help and other support strategies. Also key is what to do if the answer to whether someone is thinking about killing themselves is yes: Call 911, and do not leave the person alone. A major goal of A/DMHN is to get the community — still reeling from a recent rash of suicides, including the tragedy at Arapahoe High School — to start talking honestly and openly about mental health. It’s a tough subject, but ignoring it is a surefire way to make problems worse, say professionals. “We realize there is a lot of stigma, and stigma gets in the way of getting help,” said Gina Moore, president of National Alliance

for Mental Health Arapahoe/Douglas, in a recent interview. “These are biological disorders like diabetes, like cancer. I think what makes people so scared of it is that the behavior is strange. A lot of mental illness is not visible, they’re not in wheelchairs or casts.” The Mental Health First Aid manual points out that stigma might keep people from even acknowledging they need help. “Stigma may affect quality of care and access to care and, perhaps worst of all, may result in the person internalizing negative attitudes about himself or herself,” it reads. The class does, at times, push attendees past their comfort zones, and some commented that it was a depressing subject. “But hopefully it will be empowering if you find yourself in that situation, to be able to help confidently,” said McCullen. A/DMHN is offering a free class specifically for people who work with youth, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 29 in their office at 155 Inverness Drive West. Register at www. For more information, contact 303-793-9615 or

schOOl cAlENdAR EnglEwood SChool Board ThE EnglEwood School Board will meet on April 1.

EaCh Friday is Spirit Day. Faculty and students are encouraged to wear school colors. CharlES hay World School

ThE opporTuniTy to talk informally with board members will be held at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30.

3195 S Lafayette Ave.; 303-761-8156

Board SESSionS are usually held in the community room

april 4

havE CoFFEE and chat with the principal at 7:30 a.m.

STudEnTS Can buy popcorn after school.

ClayTon ElEmEnTary School

EnglEwood middlE School

4600 S. Fox St.; 303-781-7831

300 w. Chenango Ave.; 303-781-7817

april 1

april 4

FiFTh-gradErS will take a daylong field trip to

ThE BronCoS mascot will attend an assembly at 1:30 p.m.


Jay gravES, Pirate football coach, will visit with eighthgraders at lunch.

april 5

april 2

EnglEwood high School

ThE work day in the school garden begins at 10 a.m.

ThE STudEnT council will meet at 2:50 p.m.

3800 S. Logan St.; 303-806-2266

ChErrElyn ElEmEnTary School

a mEETing for garden plot holders will be held at 6 p.m.

april 4

with the principal.

4500 S. Lincoln St.; 303-761-2102

april 4

april 4

april 4

individual and class pictures will be taken.

iT iS Pirate Pride Day. Students and faculty are encouraged to wear EHS Pirate attire.

at the Maddox building, 700 W. Mansfield Ave.

BiShop ElEmEnTary School 3100 S. Elati St.; 303-761-1496 marCh 31 STudEnTS who have birthdays in February will have lunch

crossword • sudoku

GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope


ARIES (Mar 21 to apr 19) You’ll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (apr 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s welldeserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But don’t rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) You’ve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy levels. Enjoy it.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those you’re sure you can trust. LEO (Jul 23 to aug 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before it’s too late. VIRGO (aug 23 to Sept 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new “prospect” -- at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you take the time to check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) as curious as you might be, it’s best to avoid trying to learn a colleague’s secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time actually working toward reaching it. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a natural gift for attracting new friends, who are drawn to your unabashed love of what life should be all about. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Englewood’s Jena Korinek (10) is challenged by two Fort Lupton defenders as she pushes the ball toward the goal. Korinek scored a goal for the Pirates as they won the March 18 league game, 8-0. Photos by Tom Munds

Senior Elijah Daughtry registers six goals in 8-0 win By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Julia Kline scored on a penalty kick less than two minutes into Englewood’s March 18 league game against Fort Lupton, and set the tone for an impressive 8-0 win. Two days later the Pirates whipped Arvada, 7-0. Shutouts are all the team knows this year. Entering spring break, Englewood’s record stood at 5-0 and the Pirates have outscored opponents, 34-0. The girls will return to action after the break with three road games in a row as they enter the heart of the league schedule. After an April 8 trip to Vista Peak, the Pirates play April 10 at Skyview and April 15 at Elizabeth. Englewood’s next home game is a non-league contest April 17 against Thomas Jefferson. Against Fort Lupton, the Pirates took control of the tempo of play early. Englewood launched an attack right off the opening kickoff and pushed the ball deep into the Blue Devils’ end of the field. The Pirates were quickly awarded a penalty shot because of a foul in the mouth of the goal. Kline drilled the penalty shot past the diving goalie. The relentless Englewood attack resulted in a 5-0 advantage at halftime. Englewood coach Chris Kavinsky com-

Englewood’s Sierra Mazur (13) battles a Fort Lupton defender for a loose ball during the March 18 league soccer game between the two schools. Mazur won the ball and helped her team remain unbeaten with an 8-0 win. mended the play of Fort Lupton’s goalie for making more than 15 diving saves, saying the Pirates’ margin of victory would have been much higher had it not been for the play of the Blue Devil keeper. Senior Elijah Daughtry had a night most soccer players only dream of as she scored three goals for a hat trick in the first half and repeated the feat in the second half. “I think I just got out of the shooting slump I’ve been in,” Daughtry said. “I have

worked hard in practice to try to prefect finishing an attack. Tonight, my teammates supported me and passed me the ball when I was open so I could take shots.” She said the shot she fires on net depends on the situation on the field. “If I am coming at the goal on a fast break, I shoot the ball low,” she said. “But, when I am further out, I try to get the ball up with a high shot just under the crossbar. I don’t have a favorite shot but, if I did, it

would be the shot that went into the net.” The senior said she has improved her play this year because she has become more of a team player and has accepted something of a leadership role. “I also am a little faster and I have spent time in the weight room so I am stronger,” she said. “I enjoy soccer and, while it is a very different sport, I feel playing soccer helps my reactions to the ball so it will help me when I got to college and play basketball in the fall.” Coach Kavinsky said coming into the season he felt his team would be able to score goals thanks to the group of returning letter winners that include Daughtry, Kline and Kadie Kavinsky. “It is good to be able to score goals but we need a complete game of soccer to beat the tough teams,” he said after the Fort Lupton win. “Thankfully we have excellent senior leadership plus we have talented freshmen, sophomores and juniors and everyone is coming together to help make us a wellrounded soccer team. “We did some good things out there tonight but, of course, we saw a lot of things we need to work on before we get into those tougher games as we head into the league season. I feel, when we have games like this where we build a good lead, we need to spend a lot of the time working on improving our play. It is an opportunity to work on aspects of our game such as spreading the ball around and winning the battle for a loose ball.”

Prep sports Scoreboard ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Boys swimming Englewood 59, Hinkley 118 Englewood’s Gustavo Dalcolle came in second place in the 200 free with a time of 3:01.92. Javier Baylon had a time of 2:43.46 in the 200 IM for second place. Baylon and

Tony Scaggiari came in second and third, respectively in the 500 free. The 200 medley relay placed third with a time of 2:42.52.

Girls soccer Englewood 7, Arvada 0 Senior Kadie Kavinsky and freshman Jena Korinek both scored twice in the win against Arvada. Freshman

Karin Bader, senior Elijah Daughtry and freshman Molly Ostrowski also scored in the game.

rissa Johnson won 6-3, 6-4. Three doubles teams won their matches for Englewood.

Girls tennis

Englewood 5, Kennedy 2 No. 2 singles Addie Silfast beat her opponent 6-1, 6-3 and No. 3 doubles Diana Gutierrez and Sara Hyde won 1-6, 7-6 and 10-8. No. 1 and No. 3 singles and No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 doubles lost their matches.

Englewood 6, Jefferson 1 Englewood No. 1 singles junior Leslie Krening won her match 4-6, 6-4 and 10-6. No. 2 singles sophomore Addie Silfast swept her opponent 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 singles Ma-

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Hungry tummies can’t learn Clubs, moms making sure all kids eat on weekends By Jennifer Smith Littleton Rotarian Dale Flowers used to think kids couldn’t possibly be going hungry in a community like Littleton, and he suspects a lot of people think the same way. “There is a huge population of children who get free and reduced lunches, but they don’t get fed on the weekends,” is what he found out when he checked in with Mary Ellen Dillman, principal of Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education. “I couldn’t believe that in this community.” Some moms at the school already knew better, and had set about trying to fix it last year with Arty’s Friday Food Bag, named for the horse that is the school’s mascot. Dawn Maris and Bridget Schild hooked up with a food bank, got some donations and, working out of Maris’ basement, packed bags full of food to send home with several students who teachers identified as in need. “It was something I was really passionate about,” said Maris. However, the money was running out and they were unable to start up again this year. That is, until Flowers got wise to the situation in December. He recruited Arapa-

From left: Scott Manley, Dawn Maris, Bridget Schild and Dale Flowers are working to keep Centennial’s kids fed. Photo by Jennifer Smith hoe Sertoman Scott Manley, and the two service clubs immediately got the money together to help maintain the program. “I call it the `Hungry Tummies Can’t Learn’ program,” said Flowers. “They were running on a month-to-month basis. We really needed a plan to make this sustain-

able. We made the contribution to make sure they made it through this year with no glitches, and with their hard work.” This isn’t the first time Rotary has helped out Centennial’s kids. They managed to fully supply the school’s need for musical instruments, so they’re glad to have a new

cause to support. “Unfortunately, this problem probably won’t be ever be finished like the musicalinstrument problem,” said Flowers. Rotary and Sertoma intend to stay involved for the long haul, helping the moms find financial support, volunteers and a permanent place for the program to live. They’d like to expand it to other schools, as well. “It’s important for them to get help, and not get burned out,” said Flowers. Maris does the bulk of the shopping. Open Arms Food Bank provides nonperishables, but fresh foods like produce, meat and dairy have to be purchased. “We don’t want to load the bags full of sugar,” said Maris. Each bag is stocked to provide six meals for a child. The women deliver 17 to 20 bags to the school each Friday, which serve 43 kids. The goal is for each child to eventually get their own. It costs about $4 per bag to supplement what comes from the food bank and donations from other outlets, like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Panera Bread. “We’re just reaching out to the community and building partnerships,” said Maris. Flowers is proud that Littleton so often pulls together to solve its own problems. “There’s a lot of pockets of passionate people around town,” he said.

clubs in your community EDitor’S notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail

Ranch chapter meets at LePeep’s, 7156 E. County Line Road. Call 303-789-7898 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.

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

month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail 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

lEtiP intErnAtionAl, local chapter, is a professional referral organization that meets at Maggiano’s at the Denver Tech Center, 7401 S. Clinton St., in Englewood. A Highlands

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. 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

Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Carolyn A. Davis, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 030095

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary Ellen Blind, aka Mary E. Blind, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30140 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 14, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Robert J. Blind Personal Representative 7360 S. Columbine Way Centennial, Colorado 80122 Legal Notice No: 4710 First Publication: March 14, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald

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TO CREDITORS 1, 6-3 EstateNOTICE of Carolyn A. Davis, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 030095 e won , No. 2All persons having claims against the

above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 19, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Terry Davis Personal Representative c/o Lawyers|West 2720 Council Tree Avenue, Suite 242 Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 Legal Notice No: 4712 First Publication: March 14, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014

Notice To Creditors

Legal Notice No: 4712 First Publication: March 14, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary P. Fitzgerald, aka Mary Pearl Fitzgerald, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30129 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 14, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Lennie A. Watson Personal Representative 3901 S. Huron Street Englewood, Colorado 80110 Bette Heller, Esq. Attorney to the Personal Representative 19671 E. Euclid Drive Centennial, Colorado 80016 Legal Notice No: 4713 First Publication: March 14, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald

Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Larry Warren Ayres, aka Larry W. Ayres, aka Larry Ayres, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30214

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 23, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Larry A. Ayres Personal Representative c/o Mark D. Masters, Esq. 2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350 Denver, Colorado 80222 Legal Notice No: 4734 First Publication: March 21, 2014 Last Publication: April 4, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Larry Warren Ayres, aka Larry W. Ayres, aka Larry Ayres, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30214

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to § 1-13.5-513(6), C.R.S., that at the close of business on March 3, 2014, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled.

All persons having claims against the

The following candidates are declared


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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All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before July 19, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Terry Davis Personal Representative c/o Lawyers|West 2720 Council Tree Avenue, Suite 242 Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

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.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to § 1-13.5-513(6), C.R.S., that at the close of business on March 3, 2014, there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled.

Government Legals

The following candidates are declared elected by acclamation: Lenn A. Moldenhauer: 4-Year Term Until May 2018 Suzanne Gaylor: 4-Year Term Until May 2018 Casey Edwards Gebhard: 4-Year Term Until May 2018 /s/ Brent E. Butzin Designated Election Official

Public Notice To advertise your public notices call 303-566-4100


Government Legals

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Cherry Hills Heights Water and Sanitation District, Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, pursuant to Section 1-13.5513(1), C.R.S., the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled. The following candidates are declared elected: Cheryl A. Brown: Two-Year Term to 2016 Vacancy: Two-Year Term to 2016

Contact Person for Districts: Kristin J. Bowers, Esq. White, Bear & Ankele, P.C. 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000 Centennial, CO 80122 (303) 858-1800

Katty Staller: Four-Year Term to 2018

Legal Notice No.: 4738 First Publication: March 28, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE CHERRY HILLS HEIGHTS WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Cherry Hills Heights Water and Sanitation District, Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not

Public Notice

Government Legals

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Sheridan Sanitation District, Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be writein candidates; therefore, pursuant to Section 1-13.5-513(1), C.R.S., the election to be held on May 6, 2014, is hereby cancelled. The following candidates are declared elected: Vacancy: Two-Year Term to 2016 Vacancy: Two-Year Term to 2016

Vacancy: Four-Year Term to 2018

Aileen F. Marple: Four-Year Term to 2018


Theresa S. Martinez: Four-Year Term to 2018

By: /s/ Crystal Schenck Designated Election Official

Charles West: Four-Year Term to 2018

Legal Notice No.: 4739 First Publication: March 28, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald Public Notice NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR ELECTION BY THE DESIGNATED ELECTION OFFICIAL FOR THE SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Sheridan Sanitation District, Arapahoe County, Colorado, that at the close of business on the

SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Crystal Schenck Designated Election Official Legal Notice No.: 4740 First Publication: March 28, 2014 Last Publication: March 28, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald




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Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards


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County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-7994900 or visit

The RoTaRy Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit

Kiwanis club of Englewood believes it has an obligation to be involved in community projects. Members meet Wednesdays 7 a.m. at The Neighborhood Grille 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. Everyone is welcome to join and have breakfast on Kiwanis. Call 303-783-9523.

FRiendships aRe Golden, a Precious Moments collectors

club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-7919283.

GRace chapel Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and

newcomeRs aT Grace Chapel in Englewood welcomes women who are new to the Denver area. Learn about the group’s ongoing Bible study, make new friends, and be encouraged about God’s faithfulness and what happens after the boxes are unpacked. Call Carolyn Chandler at 303-660-4042 for information on welcome teas, Bible study, field trips and get acquainted luncheons. Ranch RaconTeuRs Toastmasters. Learn to improve your

personal and public speaking skills, listen effectively, develop leadership abilities and build your confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Group meets at 6:55 p.m. every Thursday at the Eastridge Recreation Center, 9568 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Visitors welcome. Contact Debbie Fuller at 

information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters.

RoTaRy club of Denver Tech Center meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood. Call Larry McLaughline at 303-741-1403.

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

ToasTmasTeRs - Meridian Midday. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more

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

You’re invited to a special preview and tour. Experience life as a JWU student by making sure you attend a special Preview Day, Saturday, April 5, from 8am-1pm. • Campus tours • Speak with faculty • Learn about financial aid opportunities. High school seniors and transfer students – bring your transcripts for a preliminary admissions review. Continuing education students – discuss your unique needs with our admissions officers. Refreshments will be served.

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Discover Black Hawk’s premier dining experience. The Buffet features nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib alongside an array of buffet favorites. Plus don’t miss the Champagne & Mimosa Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.


Enjoy a 2-for-1 Buffet! Present this coupon with your Club Monarch card to the buffet cashier. Must be 21. No cash value. Gratuity not included. Limit one per person. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Team Members of Monarch Casino Black Hawk are ineligible to participate in these offers. Management reserves all rights. Expires 4/21/2014.

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