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City hosting business summit Elizabeth Garner, Brad Segal are guest speakers for upcoming free event By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org Speakers discussing demographics and economic development headline this year’s Englewood Business Summit being held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. May 15 in Hampden Hall on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway.
The free event begins with a continental breakfast and an opportunity to chat with other members of the Englewood business community. The session will open with a few comments from city officials and the speakers will be introduced. The first speaker is Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer. She will be talking about the work her office does in assembling population and economic forecasts based on demographics and the impact changing demographics have on communities. She will be followed to the podium by Brad Segal, who is founder and president of Progressive Urban Management As-
sociates, which is a real estate economics consulting firm. He will talk about the real estate market and economic development. The meeting will wrap up with a question-and-answer session with the Englewood City Council. About three years ago, the Englewood City Council asked staff to investigate the possibility of holding a business summit in the city. “We held the first Englewood Business Summit in February 2013. The weather wasn’t great and we still had more than 100 people attend the event,” said Darren Hollingsworth, one of those organizing and staging the business summit. “We decided to hold the event in the late spring. Reser-
vations are coming in slowly but we hope to equal or exceed last year’s attendance.” Sean Rakestraw, a commercial real estate broker, said he attended last year’s summit and found it helpful. “The speakers were pretty good but the most valuable thing was getting to meet and talk with members of the Englewood business community,” the Denver man said. “The time spent was valuable because I learned about the Englewood business community and it helps me because I have clients looking for locations in the area.” To learn more about the summit go to www.englewoodgov.org/doing-business/2014 business summit. Reservations also can be made online.
Red-light cameras still a go Measure hits brick wall upon reaching House By Vic Vela
A crew funnels concrete into what will be the foundation of the new school as phase two of construction gets underway at the Englewood High School site. Phase two includes the construction of the high school and other facilities that will be part of the seventh- through 12th-grade campus scheduled to open in January 2015. Photo by Tom Munds
School overhaul enters phase two Construction work set to overshadow demolition By Tom Munds
tmunds@colorado communitymedia.com As demolition wraps up at the Englewood High School project, the focus shifts to phase two construction of a sevenththrough 12th-grade campus. “The demolition of the high school building is about completed,” said Donovan Nolan, project manager. “Demolition crews are wrapping up their work as they clean up the site and truck the remainder of the debris off the site. At the same time, work on construction of the new building is already started.” He said the demolition took a little longer than expected, because as crews began
tearing down the structures they discovered construction in the 1950s used a lot more concrete. “They poured thicker slabs than today and it takes longer to break up those thick slabs,” Nolan said. “The result was the demolition recovered less steel than forecast but were able to recycle more concrete than expected.” With the old building removed, the work now shifts to construction. The massive excavators used for demolition soon will move off the site and be replaced by earthmoving equipment preparing the ground and trucks bringing in concrete for the foundations. Nolan said crews will spend about a month putting in the foundation along the east side of the site near the field house. “We have about 100 people working on site,” he said. “The most visible work right now is pouring the foundation. Within
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about a month, crews should begin putting the steel for the new building in place, starting on the east and moving west.” At the same time, the construction crews will be doing site preparation that includes bringing in tons of fill dirt. “A lot of work is necessary to prepare the site for the new building,” Nolan said. “We will be bringing in about 26,000 cubic yards of fill dirt to bring the area around what will be the main building entrance up to street level.” The campus transformation will cost about $40 million, which is available because voters gave the district approval to sell bonds. Plans called for demolition of all the Englewood High School buildings except the auditorium and field house, which will undergo major renovation. The project goal was to replace the existing school with a new, state-of-the-art facility for seventh- through 12th-graders. Also, the project included major renovation of Englewood Middle School, so when middle-school students move to the new campus, Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School will move into the current middleschool facility. Work began in 2012 on phase one, which included demolition of the pool, the Lowell Building and the shops to create the space for construction of what will become the School continues on Page 13
After a bill cruised through the Senate, the House last week put the brakes on the measure, which sought to ban red-light cameras and photo radar systems in Colorado. The legislation officially met its demise during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on April 30, but the bill’s sponsor, House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, had pretty much accepted its defeat before it even got there. Senate Bill 14 would have prohibited local governments from using photoradar technol- Report ogy to capture drivers who speed or run red lights. It was gutted by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, which passed a stripped-down version of the bill on April 28. The gutted version only would have allowed for a state study of the technology’s public-safety effectiveness, something that Ferrandino didn’t think was necessary. “I think we have enough studies to show that it’s not effective,” Ferrandino told the Appropriations Committee. Ferrandino and other bill supporters argued that photo-radar technology is a cash cow used by local governments to rack up revenue, courtesy of lead-foot drivers. The House speaker also said the technology does little to prevent accidents. “They give a sense of public safety, but don’t actually increase public safety,” Ferrandino said. But several law-enforcement representatives testified otherwise during the committee process. Supporters of the technology asserted that the devices serve as a blessing for understaffed police agencies and that the presence of the cameras curbs bad habits on the
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Lawmakers: Moderates needed to further debate Every couple of years, the Legislature loses familiar faces, for better or for worse. Some have to leave because of term limits. But others decide on their own that government and politics just aren’t for them any more — giving us hope that politicians aren’t entirely crazy. It’s common for lawmakers who are leaving the Capitol to reflect on the past and look toward the future. But during recent conversations with three outgoing female lawmakers, I found it interesting how concerned they were over one thing in particular — the loss of moderate representation at the Capitol. “I think it’s very sad that three moderate women are opting out of a fourth term,” said Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge. Schafer referenced herself and Republican Reps. Carole Murray of Castle Rock and Cheri Gerou of Evergreen as three lawmakers whose exits will leave a void at the General Assembly. The three women — who have served in the House for a combined 18 years — have been known to cast votes that blur party lines. For example, Schafer sometimes bucks her party on small business issues. “I don’t always vote with my caucus,” she said. “Sometimes we have bad bills and so do the others across the aisle.” Murray was a co-sponsor of the Student
Success Act, a major bipartisan education bill. And she shed tears and raised eyebrows when she voted for last year’s bill that created civil unions in Colorado — joining only a few Republicans to do so. Gerou also voted for the civil unions bill and has often crossed the aisle on legislation, which sometimes ruffles the feathers of those on the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Both Gerou and Murray said they are concerned that their party is losing touch with moderate voters. That’s been a struggle for a party that has not fared well at the state or national level in recent years. Gerou did not hesitate when I asked whether she was concerned about the state of her party. “Oh, absolutely,” she said. “It’ll guarantee that we’re in the minority for a really long
time. I talked to Sue Schafer and she’s concerned there’s no moderation, and it’s on both sides. But I think it’s your own party that bugs you the most because you expect certain things from the other party, but it disappoints you when your party does things you don’t like.” Gerou said it is social issues — such as gay marriage, debates over abortion and immigration reform — that is hurting the GOP brand. “I hope they stop focusing on social issues and get back to doing what Republicans have always done well, and that’s represent business,” Gerou said. “I wish the social issues would go away. “I look back at someone like Barry Goldwater, when they asked him his thoughts on gays in the military. And he said, `I don’t care. If they want to serve our country, let them serve our country.’ That’s the type of Republican I like to be around.” Murray agrees that social issues have hurt the party and have turned off many voters, including many Republicans. “It’s particularly difficult to the old-line, establishment Republicans who have not been accustomed to the social issues being brought into the conservation,” Murray said. “And the new Republicans, too. All of the young interns and aides at the Capitol have a
hard time relating to the hard stance that we take on certain issues. “I’ve had many friends who feel like they don’t recognize the party and that gives me pause. Because, as a party, we can’t be pushing people away. We need to find out a way to bring people in.” Murray said that Republicans should do more to reach out to Hispanics, who are growing in population and in political strength. “If we don’t bring them in — and soon — we may never win again,” Murray said. Gerou feels the same way and hopes that the party gets back on track by focusing on economic issues and not social ones. But don’t expect Gerou to change parties any time soon. “I’m not going to become a Democrat; I just can’t,” Gerou said while laughing. “I couldn’t do that to my grandparents. It’s like when I was younger, I couldn’t live with a guy because if my grandmother ever found out, I couldn’t face it. “I’m 58 years old and my grandmother still controls my life.” Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. He can be reached at email@example.com. Or, follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.
Lindsay Boyea, Connor Sanderlin and Ryan Searle, of Englewood, were named first-year scholar for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado. McKenna Bondarenko, of Englewood, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Oglethorpe University. Bondarenko is a psychology major. Hilary Glassman, Katherine Scott and John Wattles, of Englewood, were named to the 2013 dean’s list at Bucknell University. Glassman is the daughter of Kenneth and Robyn Glassman and a 2010 graduate of Kent Denver School. Scott is the daughter of Mark and Jacqueline Scott
and a 2010 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. Wattles is the son of Thomas and Joan Wattles and a 2011 graduate of Kent Denver School. Alexandra Berman, of Englewood, studied off-campus for the spring 2014 semester with the Council on International Educational Exchange Program in the Czech Republic. Berman, a member of the class of 2015, is a student at Denison University. Yuying Chen, of Englewood, delivered a researched-based presentation at this year’s Mount David Summit, Bates College’s annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement. Chen,
who is majoring in biological chemistry at Bates, delivered a presentation titled “Transcriptional Regulation of the Nuclear Factor Erythroid-2-related Factor (nrf) Family by the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR).” Her research was supervised by Larissa Williams, assistant professor of biology at Bates. Chen, the daughter of Dr. Hongging Chen and Ms. Zeying Fan, of Englewood, is a 2012 graduate of Cherry Creek High School. Courtney Anne Kolberg, of Englewood, was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis. Kolberg is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Mark Baccei, of Littleton, received the Ballard and Seashore Fellowship at the University of Iowa. Ballard and Seashore Fellowships are intended to help students in the social sciences and humanities complete their dissertations. Maksim Avrukin, Geoa Busto, Ellen Hamilton, Robert Kreiling, Kendra Melon, Lauren Murray and Thomas Sehon, of Littleton, were named first-year scholar for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado. Kelly Kveton, Angela Meadows and Whitnee Sherman, of Littleton, were named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University.
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After-prom draws a crowd All-night event features games, activities and food By Tom Munds
tmunds @coloradocommunitymedia.com Most of the 155 students made quick stops to trade fancy dresses and tuxedoes for the more appropriate leisurely attire for the May 4 Englewood High School afterprom event at the Englewood Recreation Center. Each arrival checked in at the entry desk and received a wristband along with the warning that, if he or she decided to leave, they would not be allowed back into after prom. A wide variety of activities were available. There were inflatables in the gymnasium, wallyball in the courts and a full counter of food in one of the classrooms. The pool was popular. Even many young ladies who had spent hours in the beauty shop had their hairdo altered as they headed for the cool water of the pool. The energy level was high early. Mia Miller rushed to the inflatable slide. She smiled each time she made one of her several trips up and down the slide. Just across the gym floor, Anthony Rosales and Gustavo Dalcolle preferred to challenge each other physically as they donned sumo suits so they could repeatedly crash into each other. Dalcolle finally took Rosales to the mat for a “pin.” Junior Phillip Jones said the prom was OK but it was less fun than he expected because he
didn’t like the music. “I still had a pretty good time and so we came to after prom too,” he said. “After-prom is a lot of fun. I like hanging out with my friends, going swimming and just having a good time. The food is good too.” After-prom has been held at EHS for more than 25 years but almost didn’t happen this year. In early April, Englewood High School prepared to cancel afterprom when no volunteers stepped up to make the event happen. The school sent a letter announcing the cancellation, which triggered a quick response from people who stepped forward to make sure the event went on as scheduled. “When I got the letter, I called several people I know, got their support and then called the school and said we would try to make after-prom happen,” Kelly Penn-Prien said as she worked to organize the event. Penn-Prien said she attended after-prom when she was an Englewood High School student, the event was fun and she said her motivation to help put on afterprom was the concern that, if it were canceled this year, it would never happen again. Organizers of previous estimate it takes about $2,500 to put on an after-prom event for about 300 kids. There were always games, activities and plenty of food. Once there, students can’t leave and the event usually shuts down about 5 a.m. Penn-Prien said the response has been great. She said, in addition to other items like food, organizers have had individuals donate money and businesses donate items that will be given away as door prizes.
ABOVE: Leon Martinez, left, and Jeffrey Atkins prepare to crash into each other during the May 4 Englewood High School after-prom event at the recreation center. The two combatants donned sumo suits for their friendly clashes. RIGHT: Mia Miller laughs as she makes another trip down the inflatable slide at the Englewood High after-prom event. In addition to the inflatables, the after-prom atendees could go swimming, play pool, play volleyball or just chat while they sampled food donatedb yloc alb usinesses. Photos by Tom Munds
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Search firm selected for city manager hunt
Union Station transit hub set to open
Council selects company to help with process
Project links rail, bus, shuttle services
By Tom Munds
By Jane Reuter
jreuter @coloradocommunitymedia.com The transit hub of RTD’s renovated Union Station, which merges light rail, commuter rail, Amtrak lines, buses, taxis, shuttles, bicycles and pedestrians into a central access point in downtown Denver, opens May 9. Its most visible element is a white canopy reminiscent of Denver International Airport’s, under which both Amtrak and future commuter rail line to DIA will serve passengers. The East Rail Line will transport passengers from Union Station to the airport by commuter rail, a method that is faster and makes fewer stops than light rail. Set to begin service in 2016, those trains will depart every 15 minutes for the 35-minute trip to DIA. South suburban residents won’t need to travel downtown to take the East Line. They will instead to be able to take the light rail on a future Z Line route from Lone Tree’s Lincoln Station to an East Line connection at Peoria and Interstate 70. The ride from Lone Tree to DIA will take about an hour and 20 minutes. Cost hasn’t yet been established. Another highlight of the transit center is a 22-bay underground bus concourse, which extends from just east of the light rail stop to the Union Station building. It replaces the Market Street bus station. The historic Union Station building and hotel, adjacent to the transit hub, also is under redevelopment with a planned July completion. It will include about 22,000 square feet of ground-floor shops and restaurants, a public common area and great hall, large outdoor plaza and 110 hotel rooms. The transit center is part of RTD’s FasTracks project. That plan also includes a 2.3-mile extension of the southeast light rail line, from its current end point at Lincoln Avenue to the east side of Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. Negotiations continue to accelerate the construction of that extension.
The commuter rail terminal at Union Station will be home base for Amtrak and starting in 2016, the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport. Photos by Jane Reuter
The commuter rail terminal at Union Station will be home base for Amtrak and starting in 2016, the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport.
Englewood City Council listened to presentations by the three finalists before voting May 5 to have Slavin Management Consultants assist in the search for a new city manager. The city appropriated up to $25,000 for the consultant’s services. Selecting a search firm is part of the process the council plans to locate and hire a new city manager to fill the vacancy that will be created when current City Manager Gary Sears retires in September. The city received seven proposals from firms interested in conducting the search for candidates to be the new city manager. Councilmembers received and evaluated the seven proposals and selected three finalists, Slavin Management Consultants, the Waters Management Consulting and Affion Public. Representatives of each of the firms made presentations to the council at the May 5 study session. Councilmembers discussed the presentations and talked about the pros and cons of each firm. Eventually, the consensus of the majority of councilmembers was to hire Slavin Management Consultants. In the council meeting that followed the study session, councilmembers voted unanimously to hire Slavin Management Consultants. Slavin Management Consultants is a national recruiting firm. Paul Wenbert, western regional manager, made the company presentation to the council in the study session. He said the company has made 800 successful management searches and 250 of those successful searches were to fill city manager positions. Wenbert said he would be the primary consultant and company owner Bob Slavin would be part of the team working on the Englewood city manager search. He said the goal is to have the city offer an employment contract to the selected candidate in about 90 days. He said the first step is meeting with the all aspects of the community to create a recruiting profile document. “The profile document will help us advertise the position,” Wenbert said. “We then will select 10 to 15 top candidates and eventually reduce the field to three to five candidates the council can invite in for public interviews.”
crime report Stolen-vehicle arrest made
Police chased down and arrested a man who allegedly tried to recycle a stolen vehicle. The recycling company called Englewood police about 4 p.m. May 30 to report the car brought to the company in the 1700 block of West Wesley Avenue had been reported stolen. Officers went to the business and talked to the 47-year-old suspect. The suspect ran and officers chased him, caught him and arrested him. Because the 47-year-old complained of several medical problems, he was taken to Swedish Medical Center for treatment. Because of medical concerns, the suspect was released to the hospital pending completion of investigation of the case.
Man with hatchet arrested
Englewood police arrested a 53-year0ld man who allegedly threatened several people with a hatchet. The threats were reported to Englewood police about 8:15 p.m. May 3. When officers went to the house in the 4200 block of South Acoma Street, they found a 53-year-old man sitting on a patio bench in the rear of the house with a hatchet on the table next to him. Reportedly, the man threatened several people with the hatchet and the victims called 911. The man was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. He could face charges of felony menacing.
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Fraudulent ID, checks found on suspect
Police stopped a man for routine investigation about 6:45 p.m. April 28 and found the man was carrying identification cards and checks that didn’t belong to him. Officers stopped the man in the 4200 block of the alley between Broadway and South Acoma Street. Officers searched the 46-year-old suspect and found identification cards and checks that did not belong to him. He also reportedly was carrying several fraudulent identification cards and fraudulent checks. The suspect was arrested and taken to
the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility. He could face a number of charges related to the investigation. On April 28, 2014 at 6:48 p.m. Englewood Police Officers contacted a 46 year old male in the 4200 block South Broadway/Acoma alley. During a search of the male officers located two legitimate identification cards which did not belong to the male as well as several fraudulent identification cards and fraudulent checks. The male was arrested and later transported to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility.
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Friends offer style with a side of magic Salon owners keep Littleton Spellbound’ By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org Lois McKinney and Bridget Castillo say they just want to help people become beautiful souls from the inside out, and they don’t worry about people who call them kooks. “We’re not going to eat your babies or sacrifice your pets,” said McKinney on April 29. The two are both proud Wiccans, and recently blended their spirituality with their other passion to open Spellbound Metaphysical Salon & Boutique at 1289 W. Littleton Blvd. “I’ve had different professional experiences where I was always trying to please the masses, and now I’m not trying to please anybody but myself,” said Castillo. Wicca is a pagan religion that often intertwines magic and a belief in both gods and goddesses around respect for the earth and natural forces, with a “do no harm” core value. To that end, the boutique sells charms, herb and oils alongside Paul Mitchell hair products. Visitors can request a haircut followed by a tarot reading, or highlights followed by white magic to banish “astral nasties.” They can rid your eyebrows of wayward strands, or your house of wayward spirits. The fragrance of incense ne-
gates the pungent odor of perm solution, and “witchballs” glisten in the sunlight waiting to capture any negative energy that walks through the door. “People come in and say they’re stagnating in life or working toward a new job, and we give them the tools to take home to work on where they want to go in bettering their lives,” said Castillo, often in the form of anointed candles. “My candles have gotten lots of people pregnant,” McKinney said with a laugh. When the two met several years ago, Castillo had already established her spiritual path, but McKinney was searching. “I didn’t have much spirituality except for what I grew up with, and it wasn’t quite right for me,” she said. “Bridget was my mentor. Like energy attracts like energy, so the two of us became a strong force.” Once they realized that, they moved out of the 180-square-foot booth they rented together and set forth becoming the ethereal entrepreneurs they are today. They had both worked in Littleton before and knew that’s where they wanted to be. “We liked the closeness of everybody, the community feel, the diversity,” said Castillo. “Nobody’s alone, and there’s a willingness to be involved and help each other.” McKinney added that being in a diverse neighborhood helped them compensate for a few customers they lost who weren’t comfortable with their new venture. “Being in a neighborhood with real people, we get walk-ins because of who we are,” she said. “Some people make us
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Bridget Castillo, left, and Lois McKinney blended their passions into a business, Spellbound Metaphysical Store and Salon. Photo by Jennifer Smith all out to be kooks, but we’re just normal people that want to live our lives, love our families and help people.” They want their neighbors to know that they hope to serve the diversity, not just like-minded folks. “We welcome all types of people, all faiths, all walks of life, and we hope the community will be as welcoming to us,” said Castillo. Although they opened in January, they saved their grand opening celebration for
Epic event promotes spring cleaning Annual project collects items uncovered in closets and garages By Tom Munds
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one of Wicca’s most important holidays. Beltane, what most people know as May Day, celebrates the halfway point between spring and summer, representing a time of maturing growth, fertility and endurance — fitting wishes for a new business. “We just want people to be drawn to us and just be comfortable when they walk in,” said McKinney. For more information, visit www.Spellbound13.com.
Traditional spring cleaning seems to uncover a variety of unneeded or unwanted items and the Epic Spring Cleaning Event provides the opportunity to donate the items to local charitable organizations. This is the fifth year for Epic Spring Cleaning. The 2014 event will be held
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 17 with collection trucks at Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7201 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton and at AutoLab at 4000 S. Broadway in Englewood. Volunteers will be on hand at both locations to accept donations of gently-used clothes and household items and furniture for donation to the arc Thrift Stores and Inter-Faith Community Services. All donations are tax deductible. The arc Thrift is a nonprofit group of 45 thrift stores in the Front Range area. The organization is an advocate for individuals with disabilities and 150 of the 200 arc employees are disabled. Inter-Faith was founded in 1964 to
provide assistance to the working poor, indigent and home-bound seniors in the south metro area. The organization helps needy individuals and families with food, clothing and assistance securing housing. Inter-Faith also offers a variety of programs designed to help individuals become self- sufficient. The organizations receive many requests for food and for toiletries so those items will also be accepted for the charity. However, the event will not accept paint, motor oil or chemicals. Both sites are staffed by volunteers and to volunteer please call 720-8792416. Residents can donate large items and pickup can be scheduled by calling arc Thrift at 1-800-283-2721.
Apartment building gains approval Old plans updated with smaller units By Jennifer Smith
jsmith @coloradocommunitymedia.com A five-story apartment building approved seven years ago will finally move forward, though at a slightly higher density than planned before. Plans call for offering the units for sale. “Frankly, if we had proceeded in 2007, this project would probably have been owned by the bank,” said David Berton, a principal at Rapport Holdings. His company owns the 0.7acre property on Rapp Street, directly east of McDonald’s and just north of Arapahoe Community College. The site is currently three singlefamily lots, though the northernmost house burned to the ground last May, displacing the three young adults who shared the home. Littleton Fire Rescue determined the cause to be combustible bedding too close to a portable heater in a bedroom. Littleton’s planning board approved the new plan on April 28. It calls for 68 apartments, up from the original 52, plus five live/work units on the lower floor. Nothing else from
the original plan will change; the architects achieved the higher density by reducing the average size of each unit from 1,473 square feet to 1,110. Despite state-level regulatory challenges discouraging developers from building for-sale multifamily projects, Berton says that’s what he intends to do. He expects them to sell for between $200,000 and $450,000, mostly to young professionals and empty nesters. “People who want the Littleton address, but they want to be able to travel and those types of things,” he said. People perhaps like Courtney Hunsicker, who recently graduated from law school and lives downtown now. “I decided to live down here because I still wanted that urban feel, but close to light rail and transit,” she told the board. “I know this is the type of place I’d like to live.” She and one other neighbor were in favor, but four people spoke against the project during the public hearing. Two who live on Curtice Street directly behind it said the height, capped at 66 feet, would block their views. But since that was already approved, it’s a moot point. “When it was approved in 2007, there weren’t too many residents living on Curtice, it was mostly rentals,” said John Gerkin. “Now we are responsible citizens that are concerned
about our lifestyles.” He didn’t buy the developer’s study that showed the project would add just 42 vehicle trips in the neighborhood during morning rush hour and 78 in the evening, or that 1.5 parking spaces per unit would be enough. Traffic engineer Steve Tuttle said the proximity to light rail, within a quarter mile of the downtown station, would reduce such impacts by as much as 65 percent. There’s also easy access to the trail system and downtown. “If there’s anywhere in Littleton downtown that will accept a more intense use, this is the area,” said Randy Duzan, board chair. “It’s right by ACC, and it’s a block away from Santa Fe.” It’s long been a goal of city council to increase connections between downtown and the college, and Cindy Somers, ACC’s vice president of administrative services, told the board its administrators fully support the project. “It’s certainly a significant improvement over what’s residing in that space now,” she said. Only Carrie Moore and Karina Elrod voted against the measure, with the other board members saying it’s the right project in the right place. “Our downtown needs people, and I think this is going to bring the right kind of people that will bring vibrancy to downtown,” said Andrew Graham.
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A bill that would have allowed marijuana to be used as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder failed in a House committee on April 28. House Bill 1364 would have added PTSD to a list of eight other conditions that qualify sufferers for medical marijuana treatment. Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, a bill sponsor, argued that those with PTSD should be given the option to consult with doctors as to whether medical pot is a viable treatment option for their condition. That’s better practice than sufferers having to resort to figuring out their best pot pathway through retail pot shop clerks, he said. “Should it be the bud-tenders on Colfax or the doctors at Kaiser?” Singer asked the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Colorado voters, through the 2000 passage of Amendment 20, approved eight conditions that qualify for medical pot treatment, including cancer, glaucoma and AIDS. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has the ability to add other conditions to that list, but it has not done so since Amendment 20 passed. Several witnesses testified that marijuana has helped alleviate their PTSD symptoms, including military veterans who served in conflicts and wars, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. “Cannabis made it to where I don’t have to take any of these prescription drugs,” testified Sean Azzariti, an Iraq War veteran. “It saved my life.” Singer said that it should be up to doctors to decide what is best for their patients
and cited high suicide rates among veterans as reason enough to keep all treatment options open. “I don’t think that every veteran who commits suicide… could have used medical marijuana and it would have saved their life. I don’t believe that for a second,” Singer said. “But I do believe that some of them might have been able to use this as a tool in their toolbox to have that conversation with their doctor to make the right decisions for them.” Key opposition testimony came from Dr. Larry Wolk, CDPHE’s chief medical officer. Wolk said that CDPHE already has a process in place that allows the department to add health conditions to the medical marijuana list. Wolk said the department has considered the addition of PTSD to the list twice before and rejected it both times. Wolk also said that there isn’t enough research to show that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. Some committee members had legal concerns over the bill, with some wondering whether the legislation would be akin to lawmakers taking it upon themselves to changing Amendment 20 language in the state Constitution. “I don’t always think the right decision for us to make is, `Well, let’s just let the courts decide,’” said Rep. Tim Dore, R-Elizabeth, who opposed the bill. Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton, said her opposition to the bill was personal. She said that marijuana use on the part of her child led to addictions to more dangerous drugs. “My personal life story is one that has shown marijuana to absolutely be a gateway drug and I watched it become a gateway drug from marijuana to Oxycontin to heroin for someone I love with all of my heart,” Conti said. The bill died following a 6-5 vote. Two Democrats — Reps. Jeanne Labuda and Angela Williams, both of Denver — joined all four Republican committee members in voting against the bill.
Oil-gas study measure dies Bill would have required probe of health impacts By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A bill that would have created a study of the health impacts of oil and gas drilling on Front Range residents died in a state Senate committee on April 29. The bill — which increased in cost over time — was killed in the Senate Appropriations Committee, following a 5-2 vote. Democratic Sens. Pat Steadman of Denver and Mary Hodge of Brighton joined all Republican committee members in voting against the measure. A dejected bill sponsor expressed disappointment after her effort failed. “I think the people’s voices have been silenced,” said Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins. House Bill 1297 would have required the state to conduct a three-year health impact study on residents living in the Front Range counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld. The study would have included the surveying of residents living in those areas and the possible review of medical records. The effort was a response to concerns over the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — the practice of mixing of water, sand and chemicals and blasting the mixture deep into the ground to crack porous rock and free up oil and gas. The study would have focused on counties that include communities that have
sought to either ban or limit the practice of fracking over the last few years. Ginal and other bill supporters said a study would provide both a health and educational benefit for Coloradans who want to know more about the impacts of the controversial oil and gas industry moneymaker and job creator. However, the bill received only a single Republican vote in the House. Some legislators and oil and gas industry leaders opposed the effort for reasons that included concerns that the study would be slanted toward the viewpoint of fracking opponents. Money was also an issue. Originally, the bill sought only to include Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties as part of the study. But a House committee added Arapahoe County and the City and County of Broomfield to that list. The additions increased the study’s cost to about $700,000 — something that concerned Ginal before it even got to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senate President Morgan Carroll, DAurora, said she did not know if cost or other factors led to the bill’s defeat. Carroll did say that she supported the bill and that “it’s a basic responsibility (of the state)” to look out for the health of its residents. “I think sooner or later it behooves all of us to get a credible and independent study,” Carroll said. “And, from the oil and gas perspective, if (fracking) is as safe as they say, then they should have credible independent studies that confirm that.” Ginal said she intends to revive the effort next year.
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No go best signal for red-light bill A bill to ban red-light cameras and photo-radar systems inspired healthy debate in the Statehouse but ultimately did not get the green light, and we’re fine with the call. Further we agree with one of our local legislators, Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, who opposed a late amendment to the respective bill to fund a study on red-light camera effectiveness. Funds that would go toward a study, could perhaps go to another CDOT bridge, Tyler noted. No pressing need for more research. Both sides have sources — on one hand that the technology improves public safety and on the other hand the use of the technology actually has the reverse effect, and further that the practices function more as a cash cow than a tool targeting public safety.
our view It’s worth noting that this proposed and oft-discussed ban on red-light cameras and photo radar got a strong push at the Legislature this year with bipartisan support. Rep. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, DDenver, were among those who gave arguments that the cash-producing systems do not improve safety. But with every urging to do away with the cameras, plenty of legislators and others stepped forward to say the technology comes to the aid of public safety in their
neck of the woods. We value these local voices, and support local control of the technology. Technology and the automation of tasks that would otherwise be carried out by people increases efficiency and can often in practice be much more consistent and comprehensive. To that aim, earlier in the session, we reported Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City saying technology is especially vital in areas where “human management is impossible.” But that’s the trick and where some controversy lies. We recognize a healthy mistrust of the mounted cameras keeping tabs on drivers. People wonder if existing regulations governing the the use of the cameras is enough. Further, are yellow lights shortened to bring in more revenue or does
common sense balanced with guidelines and regulations prevail? And are camera practices going to instant-replay pro sports heights with each line drawn hard and fast and little left in the way discretion? For now, we are glad the practices remain in local control. The debate has been eye-opening for many and should encourage cities to make sure red-light cameras and photo radar systems are being used in a way that is truly focused on public safety and efficiency. With each advance in technology comes many questions about ethics and appropriate use. We are in the thick of the increasing prevalence of lenses that watch everything everywhere. In this case, better to refine it — the where, when and how of it all — rather than switch it off.
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One family makes two very different people Do you have a sister or a brother that you love very much? With whom you have almost nothing in common? And sometimes you think one of you was adopted? This is dedicated to Cindy. I can start with cats and dogs. By now you know that I found my dachshund at a no-kill animal shelter. The best: MaxFund. Cindy has found a succession of cats in her back yard. Cats know when there is a vacancy. I don’t think my sister has ever paid for a cat. One just shows up when the previous occupant has taken leave. Cindy is a retired grade-school teacher who is still teaching. She is still at the same school in Sterling Heights, Mich., where her teaching career began, over 40 years ago. Now she mostly subs and fills in wherever they need her, and that includes hallway bulletin board duty. I taught at four colleges and universities in three states. Neither one of us could do what the other one did. The thought of having a classroom full of kindergartners or third-graders, her most common teaching assignments, leaves me with a dry tongue and the shakes. Cindy is just about the nicest person I know. She is kind and generous. She is loving and caring. She rarely has an unkind word to say, although we are both contemptuous of Brent Musburger. Who isn’t? When our father and mother were in their final glide patterns, Cindy tirelessly took care of both of them, and even bathed our mother. Words that could describe me — crotchety, grouchy, crabby, cynical, sarcastic — could never be used to describe her. This is where the adoption angle comes in. Where she is pleasant and nice, I am ornery and sullen. We had exactly the same childhood experiences, an equal amount of love and attention (almost), but we are night and day. How does that happen? Our father came back from the war after 30 missions. If the house caught on fire I would take out two things: Smitty and my father’s flight jacket. I can see it from where I am sitting, and it chokes me up every time I see it, knowing where it has been.
There is a B-17 Flying Fortress that tours the country now. I went to see it at a regional airport a few years ago. And sat nearby and cried. Dad came back and started a family with his high school sweetheart. Cindy is 14 months older than I am. They really did it with her. Album after album, bronzed baby shoes, and a cedar chest full of things she had touched. I think there is one black-and-white picture of me at that age, and it’s somewhat out of focus. I think I was in the bathtub, or the kitchen sink. Cindy is deliberate, conservative, she reads and follows directions and instructions, does exactly what she is told, never tries to be abstract, or humorous, or particularly clever. My opposites. One day a couple of years ago we were in a grocery store together to buy dinner, and Cindy decided she wanted iced tea. So she went to the aisle where iced teas in bottles and cans were displayed. I left her and finished all of my shopping. I came back and she was still standing there, in front of the bottles and cans of iced tea, I left her again and drove the car to an IHOP in Ypsilanti and had breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, oh, and orange juice), came back and she was still standing there. So I started a countdown: 10-9-8-7, telling her that I was going to choose one for her if she didn’t choose one right away. That evening she enjoyed the unsweetened tea that I had chosen for her. With love. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How cool would it be to have a crystal ball? I mean the real deal — the ability to actually see into the future. Do you fall into the category of people who wish they could see the future, or are you in the group that prefers to see life as a journey and the more mystery and adventure the better? In some of the responses that I have received over the years referring to one of my columns, some of our local readers actually state that they wish they had a crystal ball so they could see what would happen if they actually practiced some of the ideas, strategies, or tactics that I have written about. What are some of those things? There’s goal-setting, staying focused, having a positive attitude, encouraging others, living with hope, building better and stronger relationships, living and working with passion and purpose, and working on mind, body and spirit. Well I can share with you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, and I do not need a crystal ball to tell me what would happen … if any one of us, if all of us, applied even just one of the concepts mentioned above … life would be better at some level and in some way. What happens is, we look at things that appear on the list above, we have the best of intentions to act upon them, and then we let our cynicism and doubt take over where our hearts, minds and bodies should begin. We fall into a negative self-talk pattern instead of a positive self-talk actionoriented empowerment state. You know how it sounds: “That’s all just
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fluff,” or “That stuff may work for others but it will never ever work for me.” Maybe it sounds more like, “My life is just fine, I don’t need to change anything, but you know Bob or Charlie or Mary or Beth, they could sure stand to change a few things.” Pretend with me for a minute that we all had a crystal ball. And each and every one of us could look into our future, whether it’s two weeks from now, six months from now or a year from now. And we had actually applied and committed to one or more of the items mentioned above like setting goals, staying focused, living with a positive attitude, being a source of encouragement, living with hope, working hard on our relationships, becoming re-energized with passion and purpose, and becoming well-rounded in mind, body, and spirit. I know many of you through your emails and letters, but I certainly cannot claim to know all of you. But I would bet that if we had that crystal ball, and the commitment was applied in any of the areas, what we would see is success, achievement, love, laughter, better health, stronger faith, and Norton continues on Page 9
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Innovators keep state economy expanding Colorado is known worldwide for our endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, our 300-plus days of sunshine a year, and even our diversity of craft brewers. We have also developed a solid reputation as a hub for invention and innovation. Colorado companies have an entrepreneurial spirit that is driving new ideas, spurring economic growth, and creating jobs. Recently, we saw some of this firsthand, touring companies across the state that are thriving because of their innovative products and solutions. From Grand Junction to Fort Collins, Colorado companies are focused on inventing the future. In Boulder, we met with the owners of Newton Running. Their advanced sole technology is propelling both runners — and the Newton business — faster and farther. In Grand Junction, we visited Tim and Christy Fry, who moved here from Ohio to invest in Colorado-developed technology because of our great quality of life and business-friendly climate. Their company, Mountain Racing Products, makes topof-the-line biking components that are shipped all over the world, and they em-
ploy nearly two dozen Coloradans. We also stopped by Western Slope Industries, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of large, industrial machines that fold and seal packages for food products. They employ more than 60 people in their 45,000-square-foot facility. In Fort Collins and Loveland, we toured the VanDyne SuperTurbo Headquarters and the engines lab where the company tests its equipment. VanDyne’s patented SuperTurbo engine combines a turbocharger and a transmission into one device, improving fuel efficiency and horsepower while reducing emissions. The SuperTurbo can power the likes of city buses, Caterpillar
bulldozers, and John Deere tractors. Finally, in Park Hill, we saw Never Summer Industries turn blocks of locally sourced wood into high-quality skis and snowboards. Never Summer is one of only a handful of companies still manufacturing snowboards in the United States, producing more than 240 snowboards a day. All of these companies are building success through innovation. And one thing almost all of them have in common is patented technology. You may not know it, but that convex and concave design on your Never Summer snowboard is original, patented technology. And that distinctive pop sensation you feel on the balls of your feet when you’re running in a Newton shoe? That’s patented too. So is Western Slope Industries’ machine process that makes the cardboard packaging that holds your morning orange juice. The patent process is an important part of our state’s economy, helping inventors and entrepreneurs build successful businesses, generate revenue, and create new jobs. That’s one of the reasons we coordinated
a statewide effort to bring a satellite patent office right here to Colorado. The opening of the United States Patent and Trademark Satellite Office this summer in Denver — one of only four cities nationwide selected to house a satellite office — benefits firms like these by providing an improved and more accessible patent process. That means reduced review times for patent applications, reduced costs for patent filers, and more access to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office resources throughout the process. Plus, it will create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and add roughly $440 million in economic activity to our state. Colorado’s deeply embedded culture of innovation has established our state as a destination for inventors, innovators, and new ideas. The opening of the USPTO satellite facility solidifies this reputation. From energy-efficient engines to high-tech running shoes, companies throughout our state are creating a bright future and propelling our state forward. Democrat Michael Bennet has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.
News flash: CCM doesn’t need a fake award Paying for awards? There’s just no honor in that By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org The first clue something was fishy was when Colorado Community Media got an email saying “Castle Rock News-Press has been selected for the 2014 Best of Littleton Awards for Publishers.” While the Castle Rock News-Press is indeed a CCM paper, Littleton residents might wonder why a Littleton paper wasn’t selected by a “local” organization for such a prestigious-sounding award. So how did that happen? “All 2014 Awards are issued based on the location of your corporate headquarters even though your service area may extend beyond that town,” reads the Littleton Business Awards website, to which the email invited us. OK, but CCM is headquartered in Highlands Ranch these days. Perhaps just an innocent mix-up? CRNP is a great paper, and it does win lots of awards from the
Colorado Press Association. Might as well add another, right? So how do we get it? “Most business organizations charge their members annual dues and with that money sponsor an annual award program,” reads the website. “The Best of Littleton Award Program does not charge membership dues and as an award recipient, there is no membership requirement. We simply ask each award recipient to pay for the cost of their awards.” Wait, what? Pay for it? How much? Well, there are three options ranging from $79.99 to $199.99. Can’t we just get a piece of paper like the CPA hands out? I mean, how much could an award from a company we’ve never heard of, judged by nameless people we’ve never met, with an 888 phone number, accompanied by a lame press release (that part’s free), possibly be worth? Absolutely nothing, say real local business leaders. “We have had had the ‘honor’ of receiving this award several times over the past five years,” Terry McElhaney, manager of communications for the South Metro
Denver Chamber of Commerce, said with a laugh. “Yes, it is a marketing scam to sell their ‘awards.’ I can see businesses that are eager for any type of award to fall for this approach just so they can display a crystal trophy, even if it is for money. The website doesn’t have any qualifications as to how they determine their winners, and I’m assuming they go through social media sites and pick their targets. Award programs using actual customer input such as ‘Best of the Best,’ which CCM does, are much more legitimate.” As are the chamber’s Annual Small Business Leadership of the Year Awards, always eagerly anticipated and attended by actual people you’ve probably heard of, if not met personally.
The company has duplicate websites set up for cities across the United States, despite its claim that: “The Littleton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.” The award is not affiliated with the City of Littleton or any local organization. “I’ve never heard of it, and it seems odd that the Castle Rock News-Press would receive a Best of Littleton Award,” said Kelli Narde, the city’s spokeswoman. Businesses looking for legitimate acclaim would do well to align themselves with their local chamber or merchants association.
Did you know... Lt. Colonel Albert L. Hayes, Jr. Apr. 9, 1935– Apr. 29, 2014
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greater happiness. And I can tell you once again, I would not need the crystal ball to tell you that at some level there would be improvement, significant improvement. So what about you, are you waiting for the crystal ball to tell you what “might” happen if you made some changes in your
life, or do you know and are you ready to believe in a brighter and better future and commit to what it will take to get you there? I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com, and I know that when we take the actions necessary and believe in a better and brighter future, 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 www.candogo.com.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis. MAY 15 BLOOD DRIVE Truven Health Analytics blood drive, 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. May 15 inside the Bloodmobile, 6200 S. Syracuse Way, Englewood. Contact Sarah Miller at 720-987-7594. MAY 20, June 5, June 17 AUDITIONS YOUNG Voices of Colorado will have auditions for children in second grade or older for the 2014-15 season. To sign up for an audition, visit www.youngvoices.org. Auditions are from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, Thursday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 17, at the Young Voices office at 99 Inverness Drive East, Suite 150, Englewood. MAY 23 LOOK AT Cuba Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 23, for a past, present and future look at Cuba, our communist neighbor to the south. We will cover Castro’s revolution, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guantanamo Bay and ongoing property disputes. Program is at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. Program is free. Call 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get pass from inside the center.
BLOOD DRIVE Developmental Pathways blood drive, 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. May 28 inside the Bloodmobile, 325 Inverness Drive South, Englewood. Contact Karen Gallagher, 303-858-2017. MAY 31 BLOOD DRIVE Hope United Methodist Church blood drive, 8 a.m. to noon May 31 inside the Fellowship Hall, 5101 S. Dayton, Englewood. Contact Sarah Miller at 720-987-7594.
Lt. Colonel Albert L. Hayes, Jr., passed away Tuesday, April 29th in Englewood, Colorado. Son of Irene Bernadette & Albert Leonard Hayes Sr. and brother to Aileen Hayes and Sylvia Couling, Albert was born April 9, 1935 in Willsboro, New York. A decorated Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars, Albert retired with his wife Yang Jin & five children to Colorado in 1978. In retirement Al, or Jazzbo as some of his closest friends knew him, was a member of numerous Jazz bands and was renowned in Denver as a tuba and string bass player. He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a master mechanic. A man of many
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talents. He is survived by his five children and their spouses, Cynthia Dody, Albert Leonard Hayes III, Patricia & Stephen Burton, Michelle & Robert Pate, and Joseph Hayes. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Hayes Burton, Jessica Weiss, Chase Rowland, Michaela Hayes, Timothy Pate, Ryan Pate, Jordan Dody and Sara Pate. His love and appreciation of music and nature, as well as his strong sense of pride, duty and loyalty will live on with his surviving family. Catholic burial with full military honors are to be held at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado on Thursday, May 8th, at 11:15 a.m., Staging Area C.
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Don’t mourn fate of news too soon, say panelists Veteran journalists look at future of industry By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org Perhaps you’ve heard the news. Or not. Journalism is dead. Not so fast, say three veteran local journalists. “There are those who say we don’t need journalists anymore, because everybody’s a journalist,” said Ken Durham, who now teaches aspiring newshounds at Arapahoe Community College. “Well, when everybody’s a journalist, nobody’s a journalist. … People still want people to check facts.” He hosted the “This Just In: Journalism is Alive and Thriving in the Digital Age” panel on April 29 at ACC. Panelists discussed how rapidly changing technology in a rapidly changing world challenges all media outlets to come up with a way to keep up, keep
relevant and keep getting paid. “I think they’re trying different models, but I don’t think we’re there yet,” said Susan Thornton, a former Littleton mayor whose first job out of college was writing for U.S. News and World Report. She went on to write columns for the Denver Post and today runs her own media-relations and marketing company. “The community newspaper is more important now, because we’ve lost the community gathering place where everybody would sit around the pickle barrel and discuss what was going on,” she said. “Community news is the way of the future,” said Bob Burdick, former editor and president of the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News. He views it as defensive driving, alerting citizens to things like crime and the actions of local government. “You can act on it in time to change it,” he said. Now retired, Burdick recently served as Colorado Community Media’s editorial adviser.
“Somebody who says journalism is dead may or may not understand what journalism is and what it isn’t,” he said. What it is, he said, is acting as an agent for the people, finding out what’s interesting and distributing it to others. What it is not, all three panelists agreed, is someone sitting in a basement behind a computer, anonymously spouting opinions as facts. “Some sites unabashedly take one side,” said Burdick. “Some sites are simply gossip mongers, some sites are just trying to provoke you just to get a reaction. … You have to evaluate the facts in that context.” Thornton worries about people believing everything they read without considering the source. “I really worry about the future of this country with the demise of newspaper ethics,” she said. “This is central to the democracy. … They’re not going to vote well if they’re not informed.” But, she points out, technology has also led to some compelling moments — consider the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011,
which got widespread attention via Twitter. All three stress that to make it today, reporters have to continually learn new and diverse skills. Thornton, for example, went from being a beat reporter to writing grant requests, speeches, training materials, videos, opinion pieces and even books. She recently started running media-relations workshops for city managers and department heads, and she is now a licensed mediator. “It’s just some of the ways journalism can take you in your life,” she said. Dunham noted that in today’s economy, companies are moving away from having big communications departments to hiring just one or two people to do it all — everything from photography to video production to monthly newsletters to graphic design. “The thread that runs through all of that is communication,” said Burdick. “You can’t write just so you can be understood, you have to write so you can’t be misunderstood.”
LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS Annual budget signed into law
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a $24 billion state budget on April 30 that includes increased funding for education and disaster relief. The annual long bill replaces some of the education funding that was lost during recession years and pumps $100 million into the higher education system. The budget also includes about $21 million that will go toward the leasing or purchasing of an aerial firefighting fleet. In addition, money will be set aside to provide assistance for those who are impacted by wildfires and flooding. Rainy day funding will jump from 5 percent to 6.5 percent, under the new budget.
Suicide commission clears Legislature
A bill that creates a suicide prevention commission is on its way to the governor’s desk. The legislation aims to provide answers
as to why Colorado has such a high suicide rate. Colorado consistently ranks in the top 10 of states with the highest number of suicides. Senate Bill 88 creates a state commission that provides recommendations to the governor’s office, the Legislature and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The bill passed the House on May 1 after it had previously passed the Senate. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, and Rep. Tracy KraftTharp, D-Arvada.
Education measure goes to governor
A bill that provides $180 million dollars in new K-12 education funding is on its way to the governor’s desk. The Student Success Act puts $20 million toward third-grade reading programs and provides a uniform transparency system that allows the public to see how the new
dollars are being spent. The bill also backfills $110 million in education funding cuts that occurred during lean budget years. The bill passed both legislative chambers with large bipartisan support, most recently in the House on April 30.
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Local war heroes honored by French President Hollande bestows highest honor By Jennifer Smith
email@example.com Two south-metro World War II heroes were heralded in a regal ceremony April 24, held in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the Colorado Capitol and attended by local dignitaries and proud family and friends. “My life is richer for having known them,” said Col. Wesley West, retired from the Air Force. Senior Master Sgt. Elmo “Mitch” Mischler, of the Air Force, and Staff Sgt. Walter Quering, of the Air Corps, earned the praise of French President François Hollande, who granted them the National Order of The Legion of Honor in the rank of Chevalier (Knight). It is the highest distinction in France, created by Napoleon in 1802. “This is overwhelming,” said Quering. “I still correspond with people in France, and everyone I talk to admires the American people, they really do.” Mischler, a Centennial resident, thanked his family for their support. “The Air Force was good for me,” he said. “It was a growing-up process.” Standing in for Hollande was Jeffery Richards, the honorary consul general of France for Colorado. “This is a symbol of great and longstanding friendship between our countries,” he said. “We honor those who, as young men, left home to defend democracy and human rights.” Mischler was born in the tiny eastern Colorado town of Eckley on July 11, 1923. He enlisted at Fort Leavenworth in December 1942 and arrived in England in September 1943, assigned to the 333rd Squadron, 94th Bomb Group. He was part of a 600-airplane raid on Berlin in March of that year, flying the “Pride of the Yanks,” surviving a mission that lost roughly a
third of its fleet. “We also remember the ultimate sacrifice of many of your comrades who rest on French soil today,” said Richards. Over the next 30 years, Mischler served as a flight engineer, crew chief, flight chief, line chief, quality-control inspector and superintendent, retiring in 1977. His decorations include the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, a Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and numerous campaign credits. After his service, he worked in the Colorado Capitol security department for 12 years and now volunteers at the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. He was married in 1950 and has two children and two grandchildren. Quering was born in Glassport, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1923. He enlisted in May 1943 and landed in England in September 1944, assigned to the 839th Squadron as a gunner. On Feb. 14, 1945, Quering saved the life of the radio operator by dressing the severe wound. A month later, Quering was wounded himself while on his 34th combat mission over Germany, and ended the war in an Army hospital. His decorations include three Air Medals, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. He also has the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three battle stars. After the war, Quering moved to Colorado and completed a degree in accounting and economics at Regis University in 1949. The entrepreneur then opened his own insurance company and an electronics company, General Sound and Electronics. He and his wife Catherine, married in 1947 and raised three daughters who gave them two grandchildren. Catherine passed away in 1995. Quering lives in Littleton. Mischler and Quering join four other Colorado men in accepting the honor: Lt. Leonard Siekmeier Jr., Army, of Colorado Springs; Staff Sgt. Claude Osbourn, Army Air Corps, of Broomfield; Pfc. Richard Walker, Army, of Boulder; Pfc. Edward Seitz, Army, of Colorado Springs.
ABOVE: Elmo “Mitch”Mischler (right) stands with Col. Wesley West, retired, after Mischler was pinned with the French Legion of Honor Medal on April 24. RIGHT: Five Colorado men were pinned with the French Legion of Honor Medal, France’s highest military award, during a ceremony at the State Capitol on April 24. Photos courtesy of James Munson
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Shape of things to come Park amphitheater’s new covering arrives in time for summer Staff report Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, city councilmembers and staff gathered the morning of May 2 for a “topping-off” ceremony to mark the near-conclusion of improvements at Centennial Center Park’s amphitheater. Steel trusses were put in place — but not before being signed by the mayor and councilmembers — to facilitate the amphitheater’s new covering. On June 7, the city will kick off summer and celebrate the amphitheater’s upgrades with a free concert featuring Eagles tribute band “The Long Run,” as well as additional music acts, children’s activities and food trucks. Many more events will follow throughout the summer, and the new stage covering is expected to rain-proof performances. Overall, more than $1 million in improvements to the 11-acre park, which opened in 2012, are expected to soon be completed. In addition to the stage covering, they include: • Electrical enhancements at the amphitheater that are expected to help attract professional performers. • Construction of a “loading pathway” to the amphitheater for performers. • New shade structures. • A picnic shelter at the south end of the park. The park is located on the north side of Arapahoe Road, between South Revere Parkway and South Vaughn Street. For more information, go to www.centennialco.gov/Open-Space-Parks/centennial-center-park.aspx
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middle-school facility on the north end of the site. The construction also will include most of the common areas like science labs, which, when the project is completed, will be used by both high-school and middle-school students. Phase one involved construction of about 65 percent of the project and was completed in November 2013. The high-school students,
A member of the crew secures a steel truss in place atop the amphitheater at Centennial Center Park on May 2. Photos by Chris Rotar
LEFT: A crane hoists the steel truss up toward its permanent position atop the amphitheater May 2 at Centennial Center Park. RIGHT: Like all others assembled for the “topping-off” event, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, center, donned a hard hat.
teachers and classrooms were moved into the newly constructed middle-school building over the 2013 Thanksgiving break. Shifting the high school classes to the new building is necessary so the remaining high school buildings can be demolished. That makes way for construction of the final 35 percent of the project. The demolition of the main high school building and completion of the remainder of the project got underway in January and is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.
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part of drivers. “If you just look at the money side and ignore the publicsafety side, to me the publicsafety side triumphs,” said Rep. Jeanne Labuda, D-Denver. The bill’s gutted version called for an effectiveness study that would have been undertaken by the Colorado Department of Transportation. But
House Appropriations Committee member Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, wasn’t willing to fund the legislation at the possible expense of other CDOT projects. “I’m wondering what bridge is not going to be built, what road is not going to be protected,” Tyler said. “Where are they going to get the money for this, Mr. Speaker?” The bill’s last chance for survival would have allowed it to go to a vote in the full House, where it could have been amended to its original form. But the committee rejected that
motion. Ferrandino knew there wasn’t much hope for the bill, acknowledging as much to reporters the day before the hearing. Having accepted defeat during the hearing, the House speaker — who is not accustomed to being on the losing end of a piece of legislation — drew laughter when he joked about his colleagues’ lack of support. “When did I become part of the minority?” quipped Ferrandino.
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Hospital celebrates 25th with a facelift CEO announces $30 million investment in services, lobby By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Littleton Adventist Hospital announced on April 24 a $30 million project that will renovate the atrium, expand cardiac services and add parking. “Our community continues to grow, and unfortunately there are some disease states that continue to grow,” CEO Brett Spenst told a group of community leaders attending a meeting of the Littleton Business Coalition. “What we’re trying to do is prepare for the future.” Spenst explained that the hospital will go forward with a focus on “population health,” defined as the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of those outcomes. He noted that the age group of 55 to 85 is the most rapidly growing in the south-metro area, and they are most in need of medical services. To that end, the hospital is expanding cancer care, cardiac and surgical services and radiology. There will also be added
“hybrid” operating rooms, which Spenst called a less expensive environment than a traditional OR. Earlier, the group heard from the hospital’s Dr. David Vansickle, a leading expert in deep-brain stimulation. It’s a process of inserting electrodes into the brain to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors and similar neurological disorders. He explained that the very first such procedure done robotically was performed at Littleton Adventist, allowing the patient to sleep through it for the first time. “It was sort of the holy grail,” said Vansickle. Jason Dunkel, the hospital’s director of business development, said it’s a great example of the hospital’s positive presence in the medical community. “Clearly we have grown up, and we’re proud of our hospital and the service we offer,” he said. He said this round of renovations will be lean projects designed to improve efficiencies rather than big, obvious additions as in the past. “We will need a parking structure eventually,” he said. Most obvious to the general public will be a modernized lobby and more conference space, often used by outside groups like LBC. He noted that the health of the commu-
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‘Tango Suite’ is new work by noted pianist Concert is part of Englewood series
IF YOU GO Up Close and Musical will perform the annual Olga Wolosyn Memorial Concert at 2 p.m. May 17 at Hampden Hall in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway. Tickets: $15/$12; free under 18; englewoodarts.org or at the door one hour before the concert. Note: This is a popular event — early arrival is suggested.
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sellingboe @coloradocommunitymedia.com Eric Bertoluzzi will conduct Up Close and Musical, an ensemble of Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians, in the finale of the Chamber Music of the Masters season at 2 p.m. on May 17 in Hampden Hall at the Englewood Civic Center. The concert honors the late, beloved Englewood mayor, Olga Wolosyn, who was a champion for arts in her city. She died in September 2007. Featured on the program is a new work, “Tango Suite,” by pianist/ composer Jonathan Geer, a Texan. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, with a degree in film scoring, Geer has worked with directors local and international. He performs regularly with the Austin Piazzolla Quintet, which specializes in music by the late Argentine composer Astor Piazolla, who invented the nuevo tango style.
“Tango Suite” by composer Jonathan Geer will have its World Premiere at the Up Close and Musical “Shuffle” Concert on May 17—the annual Olga Wolsyn Memorial Concert. Courtesy photo Geer wrote about the new work: “The ‘Tango Suite for String Orchestra’ originally began as three separate pieces written for the Austin Piazzolla Quintet …. The first piece is `Tango Muerte,’ modeled after some of the more traditional tangos that Piazzolla wrote.” The tempo is fairly steady and the length is fairly short, at around three minutes. In the middle section, the rhythm of the accompanying strings under-
neath the melody is one that you will hear in many tangos. “The second piece, ‘Ghost Milonga II’ is written in the style of Piazzolla’s haunting, slow milongas.” You will hear a few ghostly harmonics .… “The final piece, `Los Compadritos,’ is a gritty and rhythmically intricate composition inspired by some of the early progenitors of the tango. A compadrito is a person of the generation whose grandfathers fought in Argentina’s war of independence from Spain ….” Also on the program will be music by Mozart, Grieg, Hindemith, Gershwin and Bartok.
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Community Subdivision Fri, May 16th & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm Numerous homeowners in the Pradera community will be participating in this eventMajor cross streets into Pradera are Bayou Gulch and Parker Road., Parker Call Dotson Skaggs, Kentwood Company, 303-909-9350 for more information.
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Vendor Trunk Craft Show Saturday May 10 from 10-2 Vogel Auto & Diesel Lot 720 Jerry Street Last minute Mother's Day gifts. Raffle prices and freebies. Handmade items by local artisans and more!!!
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Staff report A 51-year-old inmate died while in the custody of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on April 29. Eric Terrell Hasley of Centennial was arrested on April 28 after it was reported he was acting suspiciously and hiding in a neighborhood. Hasley was uncooperative with the Arapahoe County deputies who contacted him, and showing signs of intoxication. Hasley received medical treatment at a
local hospital before being taken to jail and charged with second-degree assault, violating a protection order and obstructing the deputies. Hasley was found breathing but unresponsive during a routine check on the morning of April 29. Medical staff at the jail immediately responded, and he was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 7:22 p.m. The death is being investigated by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, who say additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RUMMAGE SALE is back for the 12th year. May 15th, 16th & 17th 7am-6pm on Thursday & Friday and 7am-12noon on Saturday. This is a huge sale with large value items. Come see what we have. Location of sale St. Mark's Parish Center. 3141 W. 96th Ave. Westminster. just off Federal Blvd. parish center behind church on the north side. All profits are donated to charity.
NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 9th 8am-4pm and Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233
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Garage/Estate Sale 16121 West 12th Avenue Friday & Saturday May 9th & 10th 9am-3pm Lots of Tools, Electronics, Stereo Components, Camping, Boat & Accessories
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE & HUGE FURNITURE SALE AT SHEPHERD OF LOVE Over 90 pcs of furniture incl many professionally & beautifully refinished. We have clothes for all ages, toys, tools, household & kitchen items, décor, books, craft supplies & home-baked goods. Our BBQ lunch with upgraded 1/3-lb. burgers, brats & hot dogs begins at 11am (prices will be posted). Located at 13550 Lowell Blvd. Broomfield (136th & Lowell). Thu-Fri, May 15th-16th 8am-6pm & Sat, May 17th 8am-3pm.
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Jay Gatsby (Anthony Bia nco) and Daisy Buchanan (Jamie Ann Ro mero) have a troubled history in “The Great Gatsb y.” Courtesy photo
See your way to outdoor glass exhibit
Play brings iconic story to stage
IF YOU GO
By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com “All the characters of this story are skilled at creating worlds around them that fit their version of reality, but none is more committed to dreams than Jay Gatsby. He is master of illusion, and, like other gifted magicians, the `Great Gatsby’ creates a beautiful world of deception. His blind commitment to the rags-to-riches American Dream betrays him …,” wrote Elizabeth Zurn, the new play dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre. It’s summer 1922 on New York’s Long Island. Not only are the characters skilled at creating an illusion, but the Arvada Center’s technical magicians share that skill. The stage set, with its two levels and sets of doors, takes the audience from roadside filling station into Gatsby’s mansion, with a 1920s musical background filling in gaps between conversations. Costumes are detailed and believable — with Gatsby’s
“The Great Gatsby” plays through May 25 in the Black Box Theatre at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays May 8 and 15; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org. white and pastel summer suits, and flapper dresses and stockings with seams for the women. Graham Ward plays a low-key Nick Carraway, who serves as a sort of narrator/ commentator, at times breaking through the fourth wall to talk with the audience. Anthony Bianco, as Jay Gatsby, is the dashing owner of the mansion next door to Nick’s modest Long Island rental. He bought it, we learn early, to be near his longtime love, Daisy Buchanan (the excellent Jamie Romero), who lives across the sound. She has married abusive, prejudiced, wealthy Tom Buchanan (effectively portrayed by C. Clayton Blackwell in a Colorado debut). Daisy and Gatsby had fallen in love before he left for army service, but she, fo-
cused on her own well-being, did not wait for him to come back. Readers are probably familiar with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel — adapted for the stage by Simon Levy. It is based to some extent on his personal story — so the reason to see this production would focus on how beautifully the Arvada Center’s skilled cast and crew will present the bittersweet tale. And they don’t disappoint, although the chemistry between Gatsby and Daisy was not as solid as one might expect — or perhaps that’s the point. Maybe these two are so self-centered, they are not capable of blind passion. “His voice is full of money …” Also strong in their parts: gas station owner George Wilson (Steven Cole Hughes) and his wife, Myrtle (Caitlin Doran), self-serving society type Jordan Baker (Audra Blaser) and gangster type Meyer Wolfsheim (Steve Einspahr). Not folks one would especially yearn to know, but they tell the audience a wellput-together, beautifully produced story, directed by Gavin Meyer.
Leapin’ lizards, it’s Little Orphan Annie Middle-school students stage play in Englewood By Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com The time is the 1930s and the setting is Depression-era New York City. A plucky little redhaired girl takes on her world and wins. “Annie Jr.” is the musical story of Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, based on a famous comic strip created by Harold Gray. “Annie Jr.” will be presented by a large cast of Englewood Middle School drama students, directed by Lindsay Taylor, at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the school. Admission is free. Gabby Mezta will play the
IF YOU GO “Annie Jr.” will be performed by Englewood Middle School drama students at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the school theater, 300 W. Chenango Ave., Englewood. Admission is free. (Entrance on the west side.) part of the smart little orphan girl, leading her friends in a chorus of “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” as they scrub the floor at the orphanage, under the harsh control of Miss Hannigan (August Miller). Other orphans are Rachel Malsam (Pepper), Cosette Rivelli (July), Hannah Sandoval (Tessie), Petra Galbaugh (Duffy), Carli Deckart (Kate) and Chelsea Langley (Molly). They daydream about a better world, singing “Tomorrow.” Grace Farrell (Evelyn Knudson), the assistant to millionaire Oliver Warbucks (Travis Hastings), appears at the orphanage to take home an orphan for the Christmas season, to brighten up Warbuck’s life in
Annie (Gabby Mezta) and Molly (Chelsea Langley) console one another over their tough life as orphans in Englewood Middle School’s production of “Annie Jr.” Photo by Tom Munds his mansion. Annie has run away, connected with stray dog Sandy and been returned to the orphanage by a policeman (Dylan Carpenter). She is chosen to visit Warbucks, meets President Roosevelt (Trevor Turnquist) while there and is eventually captured by Hannigan’s shady brother Rooster (Justin Tanner) and his lady friend Lily St. Regis (Regina Evans).
Action involves a number of other characters and situations — and more memorable songs, including “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Other actors (some play two parts): Andy Rivera, Danny Merchison, Justine Fama, Barbara Glidewell, Clayton Kracke, Dylan Carpenter, Zoee Stambaugh, Christina Martinez, Kaylie Carpenter and Casey Kohler.
Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region’s first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American glass artist Dale Chihuly. His dramatic sculptures will be on view June 14 through Nov. 30 at the gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver. Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in museums and gardens.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the bastion of classical taste and the guardian of musical tradition, is encouraging patrons to bring pot to the party during Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series, which marks a growing partnership between the CSO and the burgeoning cannabis industry in Colorado. Clever those symphony folks, who, for this series, seem to be swapping black tie for Rasta wear. Ganja! The High Note Series will be at The Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive, and all proceeds will benefit the Colorado Symphony. Classically Cannabis themes include Pan American Highway on May 23, Mississippi Blues Highway on July 18 and Summer Monsoon on Aug. 15. The series will culminate with a Red Rocks concert on Sept. 13; details to be announced soon. Note that the consumption of cannabis at Red Rocks is prohibited by law. “This partnership is part of an overall effort to reach out to every segment of our community,” said Jerome H. Kern, the Colorado Symphony’s CEO and, with Mary Rossick Kern, co-chair of its board of trustees. “Like the Colorado Symphony, the cannabis industry is entrepreneurial, innovative and responsive to the people of Colorado. These businesses have expressed a willingness to support the Colorado Symphony’s mission. Our doors are open to any legal, legitimate business that wants to help.” Since the symphony announced this cutting-edge musical series last week, spokeswoman Laura Bond says, “We’ve been pleased and energized by the response so far. … We’ve heard from people in Los Angeles, Australia, all over the country and the world. People recognize that this is a bold move, not without risks, and most have applauded the effort.”
Band in Hard Rock battle
Local band Aspen Hourglass is in contention to win Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest battle of the bands. Fans can vote for Aspen Hourglass on the Hard Rock Cafe Denver Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hardrock?sk=a pp_205164529573076, until May 7 to help the local vocals move into the top 25, and one step closer to performing in Rome. After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Denver, Aspen Hourglass is among the Parker continues on Page 17
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Camera club takes a look at dark side Award-winning photographer Mike Berenson of Littleton will speak about his specialty, night photography, for the May 13 meeting of the Englewood Camera Club at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. (Doors open at 6:30.) Berenson will talk about “the most commonly used techniques in night photography post-processing that bring nightscapes to life. Make the most of starry night photos with basic PhotoShop filters. Add star spikes to your stars. Blend multiple exposures with a variety of techniques.” (Berenson is one of three “Eye of the Camera” winners in a show at the Littleton Museum through May 25.) Guests are welcome.
The Littleton Fine Arts Guild celebrates its 52nd anniversary with a special exhibit through June 8. A public reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on May 9 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 303795-0781.
Garden in a Box sale
The Center for Resource Conservation will provide Garden in a Box collections of xeriscape plants in a special sale at Euclid Middle School,777 W. Euclid Ave., Littleton, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10:
Sunset Garden (75 square feet, 15 plants), Summer Shadows Garden (100 square feet, 26 plants) and Painted Prairie (100 square feet, 29 plants). Conservationcenter.org.
Musicals and participation
Spotlight Performing Arts Center, 6328 E. County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, will be auditioning for summer musical productions: May 9, 4 p.m.: “High School Musical.” Teens and children over 5. Learn dance, acting and singing techniques; $165 tuition for 15 weeks of classes and a script. Classes on Fridays 4-5:30 p.m. June 4, 5 p.m.: “Toy Story” for ages 3-11, 12 weeks, $125. June 24, 28: “Wizard of Oz” for teens and children 5 and older, $165. Also offered: a full schedule of dance, tumbling, vocal performance and musical theater classes year-round. 720-443-2623, spotlightperformers.com.
The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jurgen de Lemos, will present Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” in collabora-
tion with the Colorado Chorale and the Columbine Chorale at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, and 4 p.m. May 18 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Greenwood Village. Tickets: littletonsymphony.org, Gorsett Violin Shop, 8100 S. Quebec St. B 206, Centennial. $15/$12. Information: 303-933-6824.
In the wind “Dances With Winds” will be the May title for concerts by the Colorado Wind Ensemble. The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will be special guests. The ensemble will bid farewell to conductor Matthew Roeder. Performances: 7:30 p.m. May 15: Elaine Wolf Theater, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver (tickets $15, $12, $5); 7:30 p.m. May 17: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood (tickets $17, $14, $5.)
Genealogy gatherings Due to construction in the usual meeting room, the Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society will hold two meetings in the sanctuary at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd. Centennial. Guests welcome. May 13, 1 p.m.: “A New Age Family History Tour” by Joyce Lohse. May 20, 1 p.m.: “Columbine Writers Tell All.”
Mike Berenson of Littleton will discuss techniques for processing nightscapes such as this one for the Englewood Camera Club on May 13. Courtesy photo
Theatre of Dreams Ardan James, the Animated Illusionist, will appear at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 10 at Theatre of Dreams, 735
Park St., unit C, in Castle Rock. Tickets: $22.50. All ages show. Summer Wizard Camps upcoming. Amazingshows.com, 303-660-6799.
Debut novel has roots in mysteries of past Author will appear at two area events By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe@colorado communitymedia.com In Justin Go’s debut novel, “The Steady Running of the Hour,” wealthy English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham succumbs in 1924 to the relentless ice and snow of Mount Everest — the same challenging mountain that just claimed a number of guides from Nepal last month. Walsingham had willed his fortune to former lover Imogen Soames-Andersson, who disappeared
without claiming it, and 80 years later, her descendent Tristan Campbell hears from a London law firm that he may be the heir if he can prove his connection to Imogen. Debut novelist Go, who will appear at Tattered Cover/Colfax at 7:30 p.m. May 15 and at the sold-out Booktopia Boulder 2014 from May 16-18, has spun a complex, skillfully crafted, well-researched tale about the search for Imogen’s story and clues to her whereabouts some 80 years later. Where did she live? Were there any descendents? Can Tristan find believable clues? In London, Paris, Norway, Iceland … Chapters alternate be-
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top winners from around the world, and is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime — an all-expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy, to perform at the first Hard Rock Live Rome music festival this summer. Second and third prize winners will each receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Tin Cup II opens
Cindy Jones, the affable owner of the Tin Cup restaurant at Aurora Hills Golf Club, has stretched her spatula to add the eatery at Fitzsimons Golf Course to her culinary resume. Jones, who officially took over the Fitz restaurant in January, has been sprucing up the golfers’ 19th hole and has brought the Tin Cup’s breakfast and lunch menus to the new place. The Tin Cup, which for my money is the best public golf course restaurant in Aurora, features homemade breakfast burritos as well as housefried tortilla chips and house-made
tween Ashley’s world, his war service — including horrifying descriptions of a soldier’s life in the trenches in France — and his later return to a pursuit of serious mountaineering. In a brief interval before reporting to World War I army duty, the young man, who had inherited a fortune (and could therefore pursue the mountain climbing), met and fell totally in love with erratic Imogen Soames- Andersson. Their encounters in wartime London and surroundings are described with rich details of what people wore, what they thought about, what they ate and more. The complicated book alternates between chap-
salsa, with several grab and go items for golfers on their way to the next hole. Jones also hired Rose Decker, who famously worked at the long-gone Plainsman in Aurora for 20 years, as the manager at the newly named Tin Cup II. “(Decker) is such a go-getter and makes everyone feel so welcomed,” Jones said. “We’re getting great feedback from everyone and we have very reasonable prices, and people are coming from the hospitals and (other office buildings in) that area to eat. We also have to-go menus for (local workers) to call in: 303-340-3093.”
Oh, those cable honors
Induction into the Cable Hall of Fame is one of the industry’s highest and most exclusive honors. Two Denver dignitaries, Daniel L. Ritchie, chairman and CEO, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and David Van Valkenburg, former CEO and COO, TeleWest PLC (UK), were inducted last week into the 2014 Cable Hall of Fame during a celebration at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The other 2014 honorees:
ters set in decades past and in today’s world as young Tristan follows clues about Imogen, his great-grandmother, who wandered in search of happiness, and about her lover Ashley, who survived the horrors of war and was defeated by a mountain. There are letters, old records, maps, early newspaper accounts, musty attics, lots of cold and snow and eventually a connection to the world for Tristan in today’s setting. Go is a talented storyteller. He studied at University of California-Berkeley, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and art history and University College, London, where he
Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent and anchor at CNN; Alex Best, (retired), executive vice president, engineering, Cox Communications Inc.; Fred Dressler, (deceased), executive vice president, programming, Time Warner Cable; and Jerald L. Kent, chairman and CEO, Suddenlink Communications.
Eavesdropping on a woman and a man at dinner: “I broke my sunglasses so I had to use my husband’s today.” “Yes, I had to coach first base today without any sunglasses.” She lifts his baseball cap and says, “Look at those eyebrows. You have plenty of shade!” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
earned a master’s degree in English. He left his job with a law firm at age 27 to head to Berlin and write a novel, although he did not speak German. He traveled and wrote for three years: in England, Germany, France, Sweden, Iceland and to the base of Mount Everest, chasing his stories as his young protagonist did. He then worked in a New Orleans hotel as desk clerk, at age 32, while he completed his novel.
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When Go sent unsolicited copies to agents, he had immediate response — a highly unusual situation — and was soon launched, with publication in Britain and the U.S. in many languages. Anyone familiar with the difficulties of even getting through to an editor at a major publisher will recognize what a remarkable story centers on this young author — who is now at work on a second novel.
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Baby news video goes viral Family moment has 1.4 million views By Chris Michlewicz
firstname.lastname@example.org Pure joy is an expression that’s universal — and apparently viral. A momentous occasion for a Douglas County family, caught on video, has led to a groundswell of social media sharing and light-hearted news segments. Jacob and Hannah Ouellette, who founded Thrive Church in Parker, wanted to find a creative way to tell their two children about a new addition to the family. Mommy-to-be Hannah Ouellette came up with the idea of putting miniature sonogram images inside plastic eggs in the
kids’ Easter baskets, but the hint didn’t immediately click with Faithlyn, 6, and Ethan, 3. So when dad revealed the news that “mommy’s going to have a baby,” the reaction was swift and priceless. First came the surprised looks on their faces, then Faithlyn confirming that she heard correctly. Following that was a jubilant squeal of laughter and excitement that captured the hearts of viewers. Faithlyn, who had been begging for another sibling, hugs her mom and finishes the 1-minute, 46-second video by adorably stating, “I can’t thank you enough!” For many, hitting the share button from there was a virtual formality. Jacob Ouellette called the video’s nearinstantaneous spread “unbelievable.” “It started going up, beyond our family and friends,” he said. “It was really, really special to see how many people were en-
joying this moment with us.” Then came a call from a producer at “Good Morning America” who had seen the video when it was at only 3,000 views. Friends on the East Coast called and said they also saw “Mommy’s Having a Baby” on “The Today Show.” The Ouellettes, of Highlands Ranch, honored a slew of interview requests, appearing on 9News and “Inside Edition,” and saw the story on websites for Yahoo!, TMZ and The Ellen Show. The number of views was going up by the thousands and, eventually, the tens of thousands, each time Jacob Ouellette checked. Not bad for a video that was intended merely to preserve a family memory. Because Hannah Ouellette was starting to show, the couple knew the secret wouldn’t last long. Yet after posting it on YouTube as a private video for family and
friends, the Ouellettes decided to use it to break the news to their congregation. Word-of-mouth launched the video to every corner of the globe. The viral public response shows not only the worldwide connectivity afforded by the digital age, but a natural human propensity to absorb and then share a blissful experience. “We knew she’d be happy, but she was so deeply happy, it was overwhelming,” said Hannah Ouellette, who is due Nov. 25. “We’ve watched it several times since and we get emotional every time.” It’s the type of video that crosses physical and cultural boundaries. That’s the main reason why it jumped from 170,000 views on May 2 to 1.4 million as of May 5. To watch it, visit www.youtube.com and type `Mommy’s Having a Baby’ into the search field.
Lutheran Church & School
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)
303-841-4660 www.tlcas.org Castle Rock
WORSHIP Sunday · 8:00 am & 10:30 am SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15 am · for children and adults
Non-Denominational “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher…You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” (C.S. Lewis)
Beginning March 9th: “Jesus–The Son of God”
Sunday mornings at Immanuel Lutheran 9:30 a.m. Sundays Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO
First United Methodist Church 1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047 www.fumccr.org
Saturday 5:30pm Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am Little Blessings Day Care www.littleblessingspdo.com
Serving the community ages 2 1/2—6 years “ Love, Learn, Laugh ”
Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com
Serving the southeast Denver area
with Kevin Weatherby Line camp - Castle Rock Sundays 10 am DC Fairgrounds – Kirk Hall www.savethecowboy.com
worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co
303 798 6387
A place for you
Sunday, June 1st @ 9 a.m. Biff Gore of NBC’s “The Voice”
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Open and Affirming
8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am Sanctuary 10:20 am St. Andrew Wildflower Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am
www.st-andrew-umc.com 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510
Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am
Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 www.joylutheran-parker.org
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey
You are invited to worship with us:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)
9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126
Where people are excited about God’s Word.
Serving the Southeast Denver area
Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults
Call or check our website for information on services and social events! www.cbsdenver.org
Meeting Sun at 11am at Northridge Rec Center 8801 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Phone: 303-910-6017 email: email@example.com
Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve
8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org
Congregation Beth Shalom
Abiding Word Lutheran Church 8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch
An Evangelical Presbyterian Church
“Loving God - Making A Difference”
4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836
First Presbyterian Church of Littleton
Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • canyonscc.org 303-663-5751
2121 Dad Clark Drive • 720.259.2390 • www.HFCdenver.org
Highlands Church of God
Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life
Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”
www.faithcrco.org 303-688-3476 303 N Ridge Rd Castle Rock, CO
9:00 am Sunday WorShip
(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
1609 W. Littleton Blvd. (303) 798-1389 • www.fpcl.org
Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am
United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808
The Bahá’í Faith
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study DouglasCountyAssembly@gmail.com 303.947.7540
Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet
To advertise your place of worship in this section, call 303-566-4091 or email kearhart@ColoradoCommunityMedia.com.
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Littleton gets more stout 38 State Brewing Company hosts grand opening By Jennifer Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org 38 State Brewing Company is arriving at the end of a trail it blazed, and at the start of what its owners hope is a long and prosperous journey. “People ask if, looking back at all the work it took to do it, would we do it again,” said Kim Keating. “That would be a definite yes. And we’re rallying the other brewers that are opening up to just keep going.” Keating, her husband, Mike, friend Jason Virzi and neighbor Brett Blazek got bit by the brewing bug five years ago, and decided three years ago to dive in head first by setting up shop in Littleton. Several manufacturers have expressed interest in the city, but 38 State was the first to actually get the barrel rolling. At the time, such companies were only allowed in industrial areas like the Santa Fe corridor, where Breckenridge Brewery will rise next year. The Old Mill brewery gets to be downtown because it has a full restaurant, so it’s classified as a brewpub. But after dealing with 38 State, city staff recommended last year that the law be changed to allow microbreweries, wine makers and microdistilleries in certain com-
mercial areas like shopping centers and downtown. City council ultimately agreed, passing an ordinance that limits their size and requires 30 percent of the building to be dedicated to retail sales and a tasting room. The action actually came too late to help 38 State, which will host its grand opening on May 10 in its new space, a former automotive shop south of the Office Depot at Broadway and County Line Road. The garage doors open up to tables and a bar, along with a jukebox, Pac-Man machine and Golden Tee. While they don’t have a kitchen, they will regularly invite food trucks and welcome deliveries and picnics. “We love our space, so we’re happy,” said Kim Keating. “But we paved the way for other places to not have to go through such a strict process.” Some might call it the perfect setting for a garage party, which the partners say is basically how the idea got started. “It was just a hobby that got way out of control,” said Keating. “It was really at the point we couldn’t even park in our garage.” Her husband was the natural choice to be the master brewer, as he’s a professional master gardener by day. He’s using as many local ingredients as he can get his hands on, and says he’ll change up the offerings on a regular basis. “I don’t think we want to pigeonhole ourselves into any certain kind of style,” she said. “We don’t want to be labeled, we want to cater to everybody.”
(From left) Brett Blazek, Lael Callaway, Mike Keating, Jason Virzi and Kim Keating are brewing up big plans for their new venture, 38 State Brewing Company. Photo by Jennifer Smith Mike Keating adds he doesn’t want to get bored, either. “I like beer with some flavor, but I’m not opposed to drinking large amounts of Coors Light, either,” he said. Blazek said the true test came when they brought the beer out of the garage. “Your friends are always going to have good things to say, but it’s really neat that strangers, people we’ve never met, had good things
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to say,” he said. They hired one of those strangers as their general manager, and Lael Callaway says he’s impressed with the transformation of both the space and the partners. “When I had my interview here, this place was a shell, and now it’s something off the charts,” he said. “And watching all these guys adapt and learn something they’ve never done before is refreshing.”
Despite the challenges, everyone agrees 38 State — so named because Colorado was the 38th state admitted to the union — was worth it. “For me, personally, I’m proud about the fact that I won’t be that old man talking to somebody, saying ‘I could have done that, I should have done that,’ ” said Mike Keating. “I can say with a smile, `I did that.’”
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the Girls on the Run 5 kilometer run at Denver City Park.
May 15 EnglEwooD giftED and Talented students will present their Advance Learning Plan projects during the ALP Gala being held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maddox Building, 700 W. Mansfield Ave. Bishop ElEMEntary School 3100 s. Elati St. Ph: 303-761-1496 May 9 Each friDay is Spirit Day. Faculty and students are encouraged to wear Bishop attire. May 10 Bishop stuDEnts will take part in
charlEs hay World School 3195 s Lafayette Ave., Ph: 303-761-8156
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DraMa stuDEnts will present the spring musical, “Annie Jr.” at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
May 13 fourth-graDErs will take a field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
3800 s. Logan St. Ph: 303-806-2266
carnival at 6 p.m.
thE clayton Science Fair will be held
a pops band concert will be held at 7
a hEalth and Wellness meeting will be held at 3 p.m.
from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
p.m. in the auditorium.
May 9 hay will hold its annual school
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thE chErrElyn PTSO will host a staff appreciation breakfast.
300 w. Chenango Ave. Ph: 303-781-
thE cfahs prom will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Denver Press Club.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of George C. Sammeth, aka George Charles Sammeth, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30266
Notice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Peter Smylie Hay II, Aka Peter S. Hay II, Aka Peter Hay II, Aka Peter Smylie Hay, Aka Peter S. Hay, Aka Peter Hay, Aka Pete Smylie Hay II, Aka Pete S. Hay II, Aka Pete Hay II, Aka Pete Smylie Hay, Aka Pete S. Hay, Aka Pete Hay, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30330 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 September 2, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Melissa Ann Hay Personal Representative c/o 2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 350 Denver, Colorado 80222 Legal Notice No: 4793 First Publication: May 2, 2014 Last Publication: May 16, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Gloria Ann Ardueser, Deceased Case Number: 2014PR30343 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative, the attorney listed below, or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before September 9, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Meggin Rutherford, the Rutherford Law Center, LLC Attorney for the Personal Representative 8525 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002 Legal Notice No.: 4800 First Publication: May 9, 2014 Last Publication: May 16, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Fred J. Hamm, aka Fred Joseph Hamm, and Fred Hamm, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30248 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 August 25, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Alanna Kimmel Personal Representative P.O. Box 22631 Denver, Colorado 80222 Legal Notice No: 4776 First Publication: April 25, 2014 Last Publication: May 9, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of John Iver Zobens, aka John I. Zobens, aka John Zobens, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 79 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 August 25, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Debra Henderson Personal Representative 3700 Dyanna Drive Thornton, Colorado 80241 Legal Notice No: 4785 First Publication: April 25, 2014 Last Publication: May 9, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of George C. Sammeth, aka George Charles Sammeth, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30266 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 August 25, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. George C. Sammeth, Jr. Personal Representative 8708 Dover Court
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“Copenhagen” by Michael Frayn marks the debut of a new theater company: Stagecraft. A Tony Award winner about a World War II-era meeting between important scientists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, it will be performed May 9 to June 7 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Ave., Denver, and will be directed by Bernie Cardell. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Thursday, May 22; 2 p.m. Sundays and Saturday, May 24. Tickets: $20/$18, 720-289-8163.
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“Shirley Valentine” by Willy Russell plays at 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 only at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Presented by Vintage and the Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre, it stars Nicki Runge in the tale about a middle-aged housewife who is transformed during a trip to Greece. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 at the door. Dinner in the lobby is available from Copacabana Grill. Tickets: 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com; dinner: copacabanagrillcatering.com/#/vintage-theatremenu/.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kenneth R. Ordelheide, aka Kenneth Ordelheide, Deceased Case Number: 2014 PR 30331
2. Javelin Innovations Inc., Crate: 156 120 N El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94401 3. Lynn Jones- Kessler Crates: 115 & 168 3479 S Akron St., Denver, CO 80231
Peggy Joy Wasemiller Personal Representative P.O. Box 1114 Wahpeton, ND 58074
4. Curt McCain, Crates: 343 & 404 1213 Revere Lane, Pueblo, CO 81001 5. Doug Mills, Crates: 195, 63, 321 3403 S Lincoln St #4 Englewood, CO 80110
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7. Richard Pearce, Warehouse Stack 509 Pheasant Ridge, Rock Hound, TX 78665 8. Robert Points, Crates: 61, 238, 37, Sofa Rack and Elec. Rm Stg. 2920 E 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80206
10. John Gleason, Mini Stg 32 1527 W. 44th St., Tulsa, OK 74107 11. Liz Grayson, Trailer: C-107 17671 E Timple Dr., Aurora, CO 80015 giLLiT
12. Alex & Dominique Hall, Mini Stg. 55 4827 S Memphis St., Aurora, CO 80015 13. Angie Haines, Crates: 107, 125, 259 4475 S Broadway St. #236 Englewood, CO 80110
Case Number: 08C307415
14. John Boteler, Crate: 150 13056 Mercury Dr., Littleton, CO 80124
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE WHEREAS, Plaintiff has moved this Court pursuant to said rules of civil procedure that the judgment entered in the instant matter on June 20, 2008 in favor of the Plaintiff and against the Defendant(s) which judgment remains unsatisfied, be revived, NOW THEREFORE,
15. Margret Brady, Crate: 98 5529 S Windermere St #18 Littleton, CO 80120
16. Jim Cox, Mini Stg. 22, Crate: 146 6823 S Ivy Way #201 Centennial, CO 80112
IT IS ORDERED, the Defendant(s), WILLIAMS E. ECKHARDT INDIVIDUALLY and CREATIONS IN METAL, shall show cause within fourteen (14) days from the service of this Notice to Show Cause if any he/she/they has/have, why the judgment heretofore entered should not be revived with like force and effect.
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WITNESS the hand and seal of the Clerk of the Court in LITTLETON, Colorado, this 24th day of January, 2014.
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6. Linda Mifflin, Mini Stg: 10 12584 E Pacific Circle #C Aurora, CO 80014
9. Grace Poloeys, Crate: 76 7 sofa rack 4219 E Presidio, Tucson, AZ 85712
David A. Bauer, #7576 David A. Bauer, P.C. 2594 South Lewis Way, Suite A Lakewood, Colorado 80227 Phone: 303-986-1200 Fax: 303-988-8913
/s/ Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court
Notice is hereby given that a public auction will be held on June 14th 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at 4535 So. Santa Fe Drive, Englewood, County of Arapahoe, Colorado. Cowboy Moving & Storage will sell to satisfy the debt owed on the property stored with Cowboy Moving & Storage, Inc. by the following persons (name and last known address): 1. Glen Hast, Crates: 341, 141, & 51 P.O. Box 46112, Glendale, CO 80246
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 September 9, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred.
Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A. vs. Defendant(s): WILLIAMS E. ECKHARDT INDIVIDUALLY and CREATIONS IN METAL
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On the 28th day of April, 2014, the City Council of the City of Sheridan, Colorado, approved on final reading the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 7-2014 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SHERIDAN, COLORADO, ZONING PROPERTY AT 3371 WEST HAMPDEN AVENUE; APPROVING WITH AMENDMENTS THE ASSOCIATED PUD OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Copies of aforesaid Ordinance are available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, City of Sheridan, 4101 South Federal Blvd., Sheridan, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 4821 First Publication: May 9, 2014 Last Publication: May 9, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald
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17. Norma Ford, Mini Stg. 2 1501 Applegate Lane #7 Atchinson, KS. 66002 18. Greg Allen, Mini Stg. 37 7505 W Yale Ave #2206 Denver, CO 80227 19. Darcy Bisker, Crates: 199, 52 and Sofa rack 92 Main St #229, Deep River, CT 06417 20. Timothy Martin, Trailer: 5741 132 E Ohio, Denver, CO 80209 21. Dorothy Aaron, Crates: 348, 333 3131 E Alameda Ave #1708 Denver, CO 80209 22. Fermin Gonzales, Crate: 362 P.O. Box 221661, Denver, CO 80222 Legal Notice No.: 4802 First Publication: May 9, 2014 Last Publication: May 16, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald
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Creek claims another league crown Bruins baseball rides hot streak into postseason By Jim Benton
jbenton@colorado communitymedia.com No. 28 could be just a little more distinctive for Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson. Creek wrapped up the Centennial League championship May 3 with a 10-0 win over Eaglecrest. It was the 28th league title won by Creek but this season’s title might be more special. “I can remember most of them,” said the 67-year-old Johnson, who has compiled a 710-166 record in 42 seasons as Creek’s head coach. “You know what, they are all special. This one was real special because we didn’t start out as strong as we hoped we would. The team worked (hard), came on and we have had five run-rule games in a row.” Cherry Creek usually has teams loaded with highly touted players. However, early this season the Bruins looked more like just an average team with a 3-3 record in the first six games of the campaign. “We’ve been spoiled the past couple years,” admitted Johnson. “Now, we’re back to playing baseball, having to execute skills and doing the things we have to do to beat people. I’m very, very proud of this team. They have worked hard. I have a fabulous coaching staff. The team pushed themselves very hard and did everything they could to be as good as they could be.” Creek, which has won 12 of its last 13 games and outscored opponents 63-4 in the last five outings, received a No. 8 seed in the state tournament and will host one of the eight districts May 10. “I just hope we will go in and compete in the state playoffs,” added Johnson. “Our kids are excited. We want to play and we respect every team we will play. We will
Ryan Robb stops at third base with a triple during Cherry Creek’s five-run third inning in the Bruins’ 10-0 win over Eaglecrest May 3. Photo by Jim Benton go in and give it the best shot that we can. We’re happy to be where we are at.” In the Bruins final tune-up for the playoffs against Eaglecrest, the game was called after six innings because of the mercy rule. Starting pitcher Justin Jeronimus limited the Raptors to one hit in the 10-0 shutout, striking out six and not walking a batter. “We got a really good pitching perfor-
mance,” said Johnson. “Cody Wood has a little bit of a hurt arm. Justin has really stepped in and become our go-to guy for the time being. We’re hoping Cody will be able to go by the state playoffs. We hope to have both of them.” Creek hit for the cycle in a five-run third inning against the Raptors. Sean Robison, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, doubled to start the inning and
stole third base. Aeneas Robertson followed with a single, Ryan Robb tripled and Grant Farrell hit a two-run, inside the park home run. The fifth run came home on Jack Hallmark’s squeeze bunt that scored designated hitter Parker Jax who had tripled. Creek was helped by three Eaglecrest errors to score five more runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
Cutthroats duel with reigning champs By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@ colorado communitymedia.com DENVER — Colorado’s hockey team is playing for the championship. No, not those guys, the Denver Cutthroats, who are right in the middle of the President’s Cup Finals against the reigning champion Allen Americans. After the Cutthroats and the Americans split the first two games of the Central Hockey League series at the Denver Coliseum, the action was bound for Texas where the teams will play games 3, 4 and 5. (Results of games in Texas were not available before press time.) If necessary, game 6 and game 7 will be played back in Denver, and considering how the series
Despite losing their best player A.J. Gale to injury, the Cutthroats’ crowd tried to lift their team Saturday at the Denver Coliseum. The Cutthroats were beat 5-4 in overtime. Photo by Daniel Williams opened with had two dramatic games — one with a spectacular individual effort and the next
with a double overtime finish — it could go the distance. Game 1 of the series featured
an outstanding performance from A.J. Gale, who scored a Finals’ record four goals, helping the Avalanche minor league affiliates hold off the Americans (Dallas Stars organization) for a 5-4 victory May 2 at the Denver Coliseum. Denver took a 3-0 lead early in the second period before Allen managed to tie the game up 3-3. Gale then scored two third-period goals, and the Cutthroats were able to hold off the Americans. Game 2 was a different story, as Allen beat Denver 5-4 in overtime at the Coliseum. The Americans were the ones in front early in Game 2, up 2 goals to none. But the Cutthroats, without Gale, came charging back to take a 3-2 lead. Gale, who not only had four goals in Game 1, but seven
in his previous two games, was injured early in the action and never returned. Gale was checked into the boards in the first period and needed to be helped off the ice. Head coach Derek Armstrong said Gale sustained a lower body injury and was hospitalized. No penalty was called on the hit, but give credit to the Cutthroats for finding a way to force overtime at 4-4. The Americans cashed in just two minutes into the second overtime when Allen forward Jamie Schaafsma beat Denver goalie Kent Patterson with a beautiful shot up top. With the series tied 1-1, Allen will host the next three games under the league’s 2-3-2 playoff system with Game 3 scheduled for May 7.
Pirates qualify for state tourney Englewood finishes regular season undefeated on pitch By Tom Munds
tmunds@colorado communitymedia.com Englewood’s girls soccer team has completed a banner regular season and begun its quest to continue the winning in the postseason. “Our season was more than we expected,” Pirates Coach Chris Kavinsky said.
“We finished undefeated, won the league title and qualified for state. We had hoped to host a game here at Englewood but the seeding didn’t work out that way. That is the way it goes so we need to focus to going on the road and winning games.” The Pirates, with a 13-0-1 record, traveled to Longmont May 7 to play Silver Creek in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Englewood, ranked 19th in the playoff seeding, qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 2004. “We played great soccer this season,”
the coach said. “I think the most amazing thing this season was the fact we didn’t give up a goal in our 14 games.” He said the team is a mix of veterans and newcomers. The Pirates have three seniors and three juniors on the roster of 19 players. “Our seniors and juniors have provided great leadership for our team on and off the field while our underclassmen have moved in to win starting spots for us,” the coach said. “Provided all our players return, things look (good) for next season and for seasons in the future.”
Englewood scored an average of 4.2 goals a game. Elijah Daughtry was the scoring leader with 23 goals and six assists. Teammate Kadie Kavinsky scored 13 goals and four assists while Julia Kline scored eight goals and had assists on two others. Freshman Sierra Mazur scored six goals for the Pirates. Defensively, the Pirates were like a brick wall, never allowing a goal. When an opponent did get off shots, Pirate goalie Miranda Holman kept the ball out of the net. She recorded 14 shutouts and made more than 50 saves.
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Clubs Editor’s notE: To add or update a club listing, e-mail calendar@coloradocom-
arapahoE sErtoma Club meets on Thursdays at the Englewood Elks Club,
3690 S. Jason, Englewood. Contact Ken Kelley at 303-789-9393 or kenkelley@ allstate.com.
daughtErs of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m.
every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550.
daughtErs of the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic
purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-347-1311, or visit www. dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available.
sErtoma club of DTC meets on Thursdays at Mangia Bevi Restaurant, Engle-
wood. Contact David Oppenheim at 303-850-7888 or email@example.com.
EmbroidErErs guild of America Colorado Chapter meets at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334.
thE rotary Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the
Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit rotaryclubofenglewood.org.
friEndships arE Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-791-9283. gracE chapEl Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays
from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-799-4900 or visit www.gracechapel.org.
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Lone Tree doctor finds meaning in missions Plastic surgeon joins team to help disadvantaged By Jane Reuter
jreuter@colorado communitymedia.com When a poor African man posted a plea for medical help on RealSelf — a website most commonly tapped for advice on plastic surgery methods and surgeon reviews — the typical responsive chatter from doctors and patients fell silent. Clement Kihitula had a large keloid, an overgrowth of tissue, on the back of his neck, and no money for treatment. “Am from poor family in Tanzania East Africa where can’t afford treatment abroad,” Kihitula posted. “How can I get assistance?” Lone Tree doctor Stephen Weber was the only surgeon who offered to help Kihitula. The 19-year-old growth was so large it limited Kihitula’s ability to move his head, and was so disfiguring that Weber said, “People would notice that before they noticed him.” Kihitula’s timing was almost perfect, dovetailing with Weber’s annual medical mission trip to eastern Africa. In mid-March, three weeks after the initial post, Weber operated on Kihitula in Sangida, Tanzania. The man’s home is on the road between the airport and Singida Regional Hospital, where the Outreach mission is conducted; he met the team in Singida the day they arrived.
“I thank you for what you have done for me,” Kihitula recently wrote in an email to Weber. During that same two-week trip, Weber, fellow practice manager Camille Kamingo and 24 other American doctors, nurses and volunteers saw 350 patients and conducted 20 surgeries — all at no charge. They repaired cleft palates, lips torn during domestic violence, skin damaged by cobra bites, cooking oil burns and other deformities and injuries. It’s a far cry from the Botox injections, liposuction surgeries and other procedures he regularly performs in Colorado. “I think we did a huge amount of good. We helped a lot of people,” Weber said. “Most people focus on cash-paying customers that pay the bills. That’s important to us, too. But I really think our most important service is the mission work — giving back to people who can’t afford or don’t have access to treatment, who are medically isolated.” The Outreach mission is conducted as a temporary clinic in conjunction with Singida Regional Hospital. Doctors who practice in the area are overworked and in short supply, focused almost exclusively on labor and delivery, and their training is limited. The Outreach team performed several tonsillectomies because the African doctors don’t know how to do many such basic procedures, Weber said. Returning to his normal practice in Lone Tree is always a culture shock, Weber said. “It’s very hard to wrap your
Lone Tree Dr. Stephen Weber, left, poses with patient Clement Kihitula, who he met during a medical mission trip to Africa. Courtesy photo mind around operating with windows open and a fan going to operating in a state-of-theart, climate-controlled operating room,” he said. Despite the differences between facilities and clientele, We-
ber believes his patients in both countries have more in common than it would appear. His client base includes a mix of aesthetic, reconstruction and trauma procedures. “It’s a different demographic
but I think it’s similar,” Weber said. “People want to look good and feel good — whether that’s a birth defect, treatment of a scar or changing the shape of your nose, I think the motivation is really similar.”
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