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Council to consider depot sale Proposed contract on agenda for first reading on Aug. 5 By Tom Munds The contract to sell the Englewood Depot to a Denver couple who plan to create a letterpress museum inside the building is on the agenda for the Aug. 5 city council meeting, where it is scheduled to be considered for approval. Should the council approve the sales proposal on first reading, it will be tentatively scheduled for second and final reading at the Aug. 19 meeting. In early July, the council approved a resolution 5-2 to direct city staff to begin ne-

gotiations to sell the depot to Tom and Patti Parson, who want to restore the building and use it as a letterpress museum. Reportedly, the contract calls for selling the depot and the land under it to the Parsons. In their proposal, the couple offered to buy the building and land for $30,000. The council directed the staff to have the contract require the new owners to historically restore the outside of the building and to have the sales document guarantee the city the right to match any third-party offer to buy the depot from the Parsons. The sales document is also scheduled to include a historic easement, which means the outside of the building must not be altered. Depot continues on Page 8

The Englewood City Council is scheduled to consider a contract to sell the Englewood Depot during the council’s Aug. 5 meeting. The proposal calls for selling the depot to a Denver couple who plan to restore the outside of the structure and convert the inside of the depot and the basement into a letterpress museum. Photo by File photo

FunFest returns to park Englewood bills event as hometown fair with a flair By Tom Munds

As the summer baseball season winds down, football season gears up, and local kids who attended the Englewood Youth Sports Association’s summer football camp already have a start on their game. The physically intense three-day camp, held July 23-25 at Englewood High School Stadium, put students in second through eighth grades to the test with a series of drills designed to build the strength and skills necessary for each position the student may play. Taught by both Englewood coaching staff and football players, groups of campers rotated the field to face a new task. “We primarily work on the fundamentals,” explained Englewood head coach Jay Graves. “We’ve got drills for speed and for things like hand-offs, the obstacle course for agility and other types of footwork they’ll need when they’re on the field.” Future quarterbacks and their arms got a workout with ball-handling and passing skills. Linemen learned to block. Everybody worked on speed and footwork. “At they same time, we’re also hoping to build confidence,” he added. “And for me,

About all that will be missing is the guy in the red-striped vest urging people to step right up, as a wide variety of attractions and activities are scheduled during the Aug. 10 Englewood FunFest. This marks the 16th year the Englewood Parks and Recreation Department will organize the event that is billed that as a hometown fair with a flair. It is held at Belleview Park at Belleview Avenue and Inca Street. “We have almost all the activities we have had in past years,” said Tara Micheli, one of the recreation program administrators helping organize the event. “We also have some new activities. For example, the Museum of Outdoor Arts will be there to conduct a coloring contest, and we will have a display of all kinds of drums where children can experience what it is like to play them. It should be loud.” Each year, the event transforms portions of the park into what resembles a carnival midway. City departments and local organizations will set up a number of information and activity booths to let people know about their activities. Private companies complete the fair-like atmosphere by setting up games and attractions like inflatable bounce castles. Admission to FunFest is free, but there is a charge for some of the attractions and to buy food from vendors. Again this year FunFest features many hands-on activities. Plans are to have an opportunity for individuals to do chalk art, and Lowe’s Home Improvement will again have a booth with kits for children to build items. In past years, children have built items like birdhouses and book racks from the kits. The duck races return this year and the proceeds of the event will benefit the recreation department’s youth council. Also, this year, there will be cash prizes for the top four places. Annually, there will be a lot of free activities, including a pit filled with plastic balls as a play area for small children. It is expected there will again be a booth where

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Students at the Englewood Youth Sports Association youth football camp practice their hand-off skills. The three-day event, held July 23–25, focused on building confidence and fundamental skills, including footwork, speed, agility and posture. Photos by Deborah Grigsby

Getting more than a kick out of camp Program aims to build kids’ football skills, confidence By Deborah Grigsby

Englewood High School head football coach Jay Graves gets his spin on as he demonstrates one of several agility drills prescribed at this year’s Englewood Youth Sports Association youth football camp, which was held July 23-25 at Englewood Stadium. POSTAL ADDRESS

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Executive Recycling criminal case winds up Company officers, firm sentenced for offenses By Tom Munds Executive Recycling, a company that once had a location in Englewood, and its president Brandon Richter of Highlands Ranch were sentenced July 23 for their roles in a fraudulent scheme involving the disposal and exportation of electronic waste to foreign countries. According to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office, U.S. District Court Judge William Martinez sentenced the company to pay a $4.5 million fine and serve three years on probation.

The judge also sentenced Richter, owner and CEO of the company, to pay a $7,500 fine, $70,144 in restitution and serve 30 months in federal prison. The release stated the company and its owner were convicted December 2012 of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud as well as environmental crimes related to the illegal disposal of electronic waste, smuggling and obstruction of justice. Additionally, the report stated that on July 17, Tor Olsen of Parker, former executive vice president of Executive Recycling, was sentenced to serve 14 months in prison and to pay a $5,000 fine and more than $15,000 in restitution. According to the press release,

correction A story in the July 26 Englewood Herald contained an error about a 2009 decision to increase the number of terms that members of city council can serve. The decision was made by the city’s voters.

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Executive Recycling operated an electronic waste recycling business on South Platte River Drive in Englewood. The company collected a fee to accept electronic items from private individuals, businesses and government entities to be recycled. However, the press release stated the investigation discovered a significant portion of the electronic waste included cathode ray tubes containing lead were sold and exported to China and Third World countries. The illegal shipping of electronic waste overseas was highlighted in a 2008 report on the television program “60 Minutes.” A federal investigation was launched and the release stated the

company illegally offered to help an undercover investigative team ship more than 1,500 cathode ray tube monitors and 1,200 cathode ray tube television sets to Hong Kong for recycling purposes. In the release, U.S. Attorney John Walsh said the defendants in the case not only caused actual harm to the environment by shipping electronic waste overseas for dumping, they defrauded their customers by falsely claiming to be disposing of the waste in an environmentally safe way. “A case like this one shows federal investigators and the U.S. Attorney’s Office can and will reach beyond our country’s borders to investigate crime and prosecute wrongdoers,” he said.

police briefs Driver arrested for DUI

When Englewood police officers answered a call for assistance from Cherry Hills police, the investigation led to the arrest of a 39-year-old man for driving under the influence of alcohol. Englewood got the call for assistance from Cherry Hills about 3:45 a.m. July 27, after a Cherry Hills officer stopped a vehicle for making an illegal U-turn at the intersection of East Jefferson Avenue and South Marion Street. According to the police report, when the officers talked to the driver of the vehicle, there were indications he had been drinking alcohol. The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside tests and failed, so he was arrested for DUI. A records check indicated the man’s driver’s license had been revoked and he had been declared a habitual traffic offender. The driver submitted to a breath test and the report indicated he had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent. He was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe

County jail. He could face a number of charges, including DUI.

Stolen car recovered

A traffic stop resulted in Englewood police recovering a stolen car and arresting the driver for related charges. The police report stated the traffic stop was made because the vehicle had a defective rear light, with the stop occurring about 11:20 p.m. July 27 near the intersection of Broadway and East Cornell Avenue. Officers checked the information on the maroon Saturn sedan and found the car had been stolen in Denver. According to the police report, when officers talked to the 41-year-old man driving the Saturn, he admitted he knew the vehicle was stolen. The driver was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County jail. He could face charges of felony theft.


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National Night Out events held in city Activities will include block parties, backyard gatherings By Tom Munds Plans are in the works for 2013 National Night Out activities and events scheduled on Aug. 6 in neighborhoods around Englewood. This is the 29th year the National Association of Town Watch has sponsored and promoted the event it calls the nation’s night out against crime. The program’s goal is to urge people to come out of their homes, meet their neighbors and strengthen local anti-crime efforts. Toni Arnoldy, Englewood police community relations specialist, asked all those planning events to register. She had received about 25 registrations by July 29 but expects a number of those planning gatherings will register at the last minute. “We have registrations from those who have held National Night Out gatherings for several years and we have a couple new addresses joining the program this year,” she said. “We also have a couple of registrations from people who held gatherings for several years, have missed the last year or so but are back on the list this year.” Events range from a dozen people gathering at a neighbor’s house for an ice cream social to residents of a neighborhood blocking off the street for a block party and holding a potluck dinner. Almost every year, one of the largest events is put on by Englewood Bible Church. Volunteers serve free food, there are activities like a bounce house for children, and the event usually attracts more than 300 people. Englewood has annually had an active National Night Out program since the early 1990s. Arnoldy and Neighborhood Watch volunteers work to promote the program and, on National Night Out, police officers, fire-

Englewood firefighters brought a truck and rescue van, and police officers joined them, as they visited a National Night Out event last year. Dozens of events are planned for this year’s National Night Out celebration on Aug. 6. File photo fighters, city officials and even McGruff the Crime Dog spread out across Englewood, stopping in at as many NNO events as possible. For information about the event or activities in a neighborhood, call Arnoldy at 303-762-2490 or email her at Phil Cortez said he plans to help put on the National Night Out event in his block.

“My neighbors are the organizers. I just volunteer to help set up tables and things like that,” the Englewood man said. “I moved to Englewood from the Los Angeles area two years ago and I never heard of the National Night Out events till I came here. My neighbors invited me to the NNO party last year and it was great. I met a lot of the neighbors on the block and there was tons of good food. I think it’s a great program

Car show planned on Windermere Chamber urging restoration firms to display vehicles By Tom Munds The city will again be the site of a car show, thanks to the efforts of the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce. The show will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 10 on South Windermere Street between Kenyon and Nas-

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sau avenues. Colleen Mello, chamber director, said the site was selected because it is roomy plus it is near numerous firms, like Bodies by Brown and 3R Automotive, that are in the vehicle restoration business. Plans are to have food and beverage vendors on site and T.J. Harris will be providing the music for the event. There is no charge for admission but there is a $10 fee to enter a car in the show. However, Mello said the entrance fees will help raise the money for the Englewood Veterans of Foreign

Wars Post 322 project to assist homeless veterans by purchasing items like sleeping bags, socks and coats for them. The downtown area was the site of three Englewood Days Car Shows in years past. Each year, several hundred owners brought their cars to the event. Unfortunately, the downtown car show ended in 2009. Mello said the Aug. 10 event is an effort to revive the show and hopefully build on the excitement the Englewood Days Car Show created.

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WeaTher MoniTors. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network based at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University is looking to add a few hundred observers to its Denver area network during August. All it takes to be involved is the purchase of an official rain gauge ($30) and a commitment to help monitor the local climate by taking precipitation measurements as often as possible. The data is reported to the CoCoRaHS website and daily maps of local precipitation patterns are produced. Training is offered in person or online; a list of Denver area training classes can be found at http://www.cocorahs. org/State.aspx?state=CO. For information, or to sign up, contact Chris Spears at or go to and click on the “Join Us” link. Aug. 5 Free adMission. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks on Monday, Aug. 5. Colorado Day was created by the state Legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. All other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 5. Visit Aug. 13 speaker series. Jim Saccomano, Denver Broncos vice president of public relations, who will

share stories, including working with Pat Bowlen, John Elway and Shannon Sharpe, and his experiences at the Super Bowl, at noon Aug. 13 at the Lunch & Speaker Series at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. The series, Individuals Who Influence, is presented by South Suburban’s senior programs and features community members who have unique stories, knowledge and perspectives to share. Cost of the lunch/ program is $20/$15 for residents ($15/$12 for ages 65-plus). Lunch is served by Duffeyroll Café. Reservations required; visit or call 303-347-5999. Saccomano has been with the Broncos for over 30 years. Call 303-708-3516.

Aug. 16 Wine TasTing/aucTion. Mayfair Liquors will host a special wine tasting to benefit Gateway Battered Women’s Services. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The theme will be “Around the World in 80 Wines.” A survivor will share her story about being a battered woman and how she was helped by Gateway. The event also features a sit-down dinner followed by a live auction. Call 303-343-1856 for tickets and more information. Aug. 23 neW orleans. Often referred to as the “most

unique” city in America, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, French Creole influence, jazz music, and of course Mardi Gras. Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m.

Aug. 23 as we explore the colorful history, culture and people of the “Big Easy,” including the unique challenges of living in a coastal city where nearly half the land is below sea level! Bring your colored beads and your jazz trumpet. It’s the next best thing to being there. This program is sponsored by JFS At Home and the Law Offices of John H. Licht. Program is free and takes place at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. RSVP at 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get a pass from inside the center.

Sept. 13-14, Sept. 15-17 sTBM celeBraTions. STBM will have free Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur celebrations Sept. 13-14, with special guests Ballet Magnificat, Adlan Cruz, Kim Stratton, and Lenny & Varda Harris. The Friday night Kol Nidre service begins at 6 p.m. Come dressed in white as the Bride of Yeshua and be cleansed as we repent of our sins and enter into the next year during STBM’s Yom Kippur service on Saturday. The service starts at 9 a.m. and ends with a community meal that breaks the fast at the end of the day, about 5:30 p.m. Prayer books in Spanish and English are available at the STBM Judaic-Christian Resource Center, on STBM’s website, or by calling STBM. The STBM fall leadership conference is Sept. 15-17. Visit or call 1-866-TORAH-TV. editor’S note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send event information to, attn: Englewood Herald. No attachments. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.

and I hope Englewood keeps it alive, well and growing.” The first National Night Out was introduced in 1984 with the about 400 communities in 23 states participating. Last year, about 37 million people in about 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide took part in National Night Out events.


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opinions / yours and ours

Upbeat signs for FasTracks, but miles to go Take the good with the bad, and, in the end, say it’s all good. This pragmatic approach to good mental health often fits the public’s journey in large public works projects as well. A recent survey prepared for RTD — conducted by BCC Research & Consulting — shows a solidly upbeat view to our Regional Transportation District FasTracks system. Passed by voters in 2004, the 0.4 percent sales tax funded project was originally priced at $4.7 billion. As it happens, the economy tanked in 2008, and the projected budget climbed to more than $6 billion and now sits at $7.4 billion according to RTD’s estimate last year. It is not surprising that this type of expansive project would take its hits — it’s a big deal to build out the Denver metro’s major corridors with commuter rail systems and additional bus rapid transit. Who can forget the Big Dig? And al-

our view though Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty were not transportation projects, those ambitious ventures ran on fumes from time to time — short on funds and support — before they were completed and the following generations of benefactors pronounced it’s all good. But now, in some ways we are getting close to feeling darn good about FasTracks. The recent BCC survey with 800 respondents indicated positive perspectives. The number for the “somewhat positive to very positive” view of FasTracks has been pulling out of a skid to hit 81 percent this year.

The V-shape amounts to 84 percent in 2007; 80 percent, 2009; 71 percent, 2010; 78 percent, 2011, before rising to better than four out of five respondents. Those who say FasTracks was a good decision tallied higher than 80 percent as well. In passing, those who say it was a bad decision have pegged at a solid 10 percent to 23 percent in the five survey years, and we recognize this group will be around and can drum up some concerning cost per ride and bus vs. rail numbers. But for another reason, we have a ways to go to reach the true tipping point. Many areas of the metro with completed corridor lines have fared well — most recently the W Rail Line from Golden through Lakewood to Denver was completed ahead of schedule in April. But there is another story up north where the entire North Metro Rail Line, originally projected for completion in late

2015, has been pushed back to sometime after 2035 according to the latest RTD projection although request for proposals could change the date. Interestingly the survey says Adams County respondents — where the North Metro Rail Line rail will run — tallied 78 percent as “somewhat favorable-very favorable.” The number is better than Boulder County at 68 percent, but not far behind the other five counties included (Weld, Arapahoe, Douglas, Denver and Jefferson), which ranged 79 to 86 percent. As for Adams County — pretty amazing for an area that will tread in the have-nots category for a few more decades. While other cities and countries admire FasTracks, we need to be mindful that all promises should be kept south to north before we can confidently say all good. We’re a ways away.

Figure out what it is you want

Life puts dents in preconceptions I always keep a few apologies handy. Learning how and when to apologize is very important. I’ve said something or I’ve done something I’ve regretted more times than I want to count. But I did just that one night. I made a list of my major lapses, and there have been some humdingers. Usually I had a partner, an accomplice, but I never blamed him. He has a Russian name, Smirnoff. I was told never to ruin a good apology with a bad excuse. I try to follow that advice, but sometimes I have to apologize for my apology. Emails are not always the best way to say you’re sorry. Sometimes it’s an email that gets me in trouble in the first place. I can be too abrupt, too facetious, too unkind. And the instant that I click “send” I want a redaction that I can’t have. Some of us don’t apologize. Tough guys don’t apologize because it’s a sign of weakness. Did you hear the words “I’m sorry” or “I regret” during the James “Whitey” Bulger trial? I have apologized over and over, made amends or attempted to, and it makes me feel a little better. But I hate the fact that I can be a jerk. I don’t need to express my opinion whenever I have one. But I do. Having an opinion column puts me on guard about perceived offenses. There might be something to write about. I am sandwiched by renters, and the houses have been rented countless times since I’ve lived in mine. My property is groomed. The yards next door haven’t been groomed since Missy Franklin was born, and the homeowners association knows my voice. (Note: The current renters are exceptions.) Everyone doesn’t have the time or money to groom a yard, or the health or the energy. I just started driving with Meals For Wheels. I’m doing it for a number of reasons. I need to get out of the house, because isolating is not healthy for someone like me. And I need to be reminded about what’s important. I was offered Route 7, which takes me around parts of Englewood I have never seen before. Many of the homes look tired,

and the homeowners look tired too — but they are doing the best they can. Yards and porches are littered. Things are left where they were last used, and that may have been weeks, months, or years. Doors open when I knock with a meal, and a smiling face looks at me. There is always a smiling face, and the old grouch smiles right back. I know I might be the only human being they talk with on Fridays. Many of them have devoted dogs. Bless our dogs, right? I don’t know any of them, but I can see biographical details everywhere, like military decals and affectionately arranged flower beds. Most of their yards need makeovers. I would have been on the phone if I lived next to them. But not now. When I hand them a meal I see a graying life at the train station, with a ticket for the next destination. I might be looking at a World War II veteran or a greatgrandmother no one cares about anymore except relatives, maybe. All but a few live alone. I live alone. It’s easy for me to see myself in them, someday. One woman has animal shelter eyes. I can’t get them out of my mind. I told her to “Behave this weekend, and I will see you next Friday.” She broke into a smile, and so did I. The yards next door to me look fine. I’m sorry I felt otherwise. I plan to write about Route 7 again. I’ve said this before: I’m still learning. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

Do you remember the pop song by the Spice Girls, “Tell me what you want, what you really really want, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want”? And then the lyrics are repeated several times. Have you ever been asked, “What is it that you really want?” Or maybe you have even asked yourself, “What is it that I want the most in life?” Does your answer change based on either situation? I often find that we tend to be more guarded when answering the question about what we want when asked by another person, and much more honest and deep when we look ourselves in the mirror and answer ourselves when no one else is around. Do we want material things? Do we want money? Do we want love? What is the thing we want most in this life? After 40 years of research, The Zig Ziglar Organization netted the list down to eight things that people really really want: To be happy, to be healthy, to be reasonably prosperous (and some people would like to be unreasonably prosperous), to have security, true friends, peace, solid family relationships and hope. Think about it, would you trade your happiness, health, prosperity, security, friendship, peace, family relationships and hope for a second or third home, a new car, jewelry, a good time, or even a great time? And does there absolutely have to be one or the other? I am a big proponent of “and” not “or,” and believe if we strive for the things we want without compromising our character or integrity we can have all of the material things we desire as well as all of the more important things that money will not buy. One of the things that I really really want in life is peace. And this is one of the

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reasons I really love living here in Colorado. There is such a fantastic sense of peace when hiking in the mountains, walking in our open spaces, skiing on through the trees or in a secluded or quiet area on the hill. Sure, skiing requires equipment, proper clothing and a ski pass, but hiking and walking bring me peace with absolutely no investment from me other than my time. I set goals and pursue dreams. And when I look at the list of eight things that we all want, at some level I recognize that I am doing OK in several areas but still need to develop and grow in others. I would encourage you to write the list of these eight topic, Happy, Healthy, Reasonably Prosperous, Secure, Friendship, Peace, Family Relationships and Hope. Next to each one just simply put a check mark next to the ones you feel you are doing well in and an asterisk next to the ones you want to see yourself develop. How are you doing in these eight categories? I would love to hear all about it at and together let’s make this a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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High-powered sport rockets packed with student payloads soared thousands of feet above the plains of Pueblo as part of a student rocket launch hosted by United Launch Alliance and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The July 27 event marked the culmination of an educational experience designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign, encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The launch featured three high-power sport rockets built by interns at ULA, including “Future” — the largest rocket to launch in Colorado. Ball interns created the five largest payloads, and K-12 students from Colorado and Alabama created 12 additional payloads. Payloads are onboard instruments and experiments that are deployed after launch. Working on their own time, the students designed, built and tested their respective rockets and payloads under the supervision and guidance of mentors from both companies. Approximately 60 interns and 30 mentors from ULA as well as 49 interns and 25 mentors from Ball participated this year. Among the lineup of rockets was the 25-foot-tall “Future,” which carried 14 payloads to an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet above the ground. The “Stars ‘N’ Stripes” is a 17-foot rocket and carried two payloads, and the “Atlas IV,” at 10 feet tall, deployed a single payload. Ball interns designed, built and tested the five largest payloads, including a fully equipped life support system carrying a

Mentors, partners and other enthusiasts were invited to autograph the tail of “Future” with handprints and signatures. Future is a 25-foot, two-stage rocket built by United Launch Alliance interns in five states. Headquartered in Centennial, ULA’s summer internship program prepares college students for entry-level full-time opportunities in the aerospace industry. Photo by Deborah Grigsby crew of grasshoppers to a new home in Pueblo; a bio-friendly glitter bomb; a selfguided quad-copter; a wacky, wavy inflatable man; and a solar balloon with a surprise that should wow the audience, among

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PROFESSIONAL ENGLEWOOD CHAPTER of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-914-0180 or visit www. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1089, invites all current and retired federal employees to membership meetings from 1:30-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln, Englewood. RECREATION CHERRY CREEK Anglers meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday in the Lodge Meeting Room at Gander Mountain Sports, 14000 E. Jewell Ave. Call Dennis at 303-841-3612. KILOWATT EIGHTS is for people interested in square dancing. Dances are the first, third and fifth Friday each month at Malley Senior Center in Englewood. Call Ron at 303-7594862. MOUNTAINEERS SQUARE Dance Club meets the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd., Englewood, to square dance. Dances start at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. This is a healthy activity for all. Call 303798-4472. POETRY NIGHT honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading poetry at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. Take originals or an old favorite to read to others. Readings will be limited to five minutes. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. All styles of poetry are welcome. Call 303-777-5352. SERVICES HOMECOMING INC. offers caregivers of low-income

seniors who are frail, disabled or unable to live alone without care in Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Denver counties respite care. Assistance includes personal care and homemaking. Call Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson or Trini Martinez at 303-526-2318 for an application and information.

fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334.

THE ENGLEWOOD Lions Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Grill at Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 West Oxford Avenue. Previously the Lions Club met every Wednesday at noon. The change in time is being made to better accommodate working men and women in the Englewood area who are interested in serving the community. Please join the Lions for breakfast and a weekly program and learn more about Lions Club International and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club. 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 303-7216845, or visit

NEWCOMERS AT Grace Chapel in Englewood welcomes women who are new to the Denver area. Learn about the group’s ongoing Bible study, make new friends, and be encouraged about God’s faithfulness and what happens after the boxes are unpacked. Call Carolyn Chandler at 303-660-4042 for information on welcome teas, Bible study, field trips and get acquainted luncheons. WHATCHA READIN’ meets at 7 p.m. monthly at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. If having a prescribed reading list isn’t appealing, but gushing about an amazing or horrible read is, this is the right book club. Discuss books and get recommendations from other avid readers. Call 303-777-5352.

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SUPPORT ADULT CHILDREN of Elderly Parents, a Denver-area group of caregivers and relatives of elderly looking for support and resources, meets twice monthly at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood. Meetings often include speakers from medical, counseling and housing services. Call Marina at 720-272-2846.

ARAPAHOE SERTOMA Club meets on Thursdays at the Englewood Elks Club, 3690 S. Jason, Englewood. Contact Ken Kelley at 303-789-9393 or EMBROIDERERS GUILD of America

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accelerometers and Geiger counters, and the student designers will use them to learn more about the environment, the atmosphere, descent velocities and even the best way to recharge AA batteries.

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

BREAST CANCER Support Group meets Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood, second floor Conference Center, Spruce B. Patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome to attend. Meetings are free and open to the public. RSVP to Kelly Topf, oncology patient care coordinator, at 303-319-8638.


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Demolition man has smashing career Centennial resident dishes the dirt on derby racing By Deborah Grigsby It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. And according to Tyler Jones of Centennial, that somebody is him. With his long dark locks and well-tanned hide, Jones looks more like some sort of magazine cover than a demolition derby driver, but the driver of “Pig Pen Racer,” a cannibalized Ford F-250 club cab pickup truck, says the idea of driving around in circles smashing into other vehicles is appealing. “Where else can I drive like this and not get a ticket,” he said. “Or worse yet, sued?” Jones was among several derby racers at the Fifth Annual Demolition Derby Race on July 28 at the Arapahoe County Fair. Open to drivers 16 and older with a valid driver’s license, the all-amateur event pits drivers against each other in a muddy ring, each vying to disable the other by brute force. Drivers smash into each other, and the last operational vehicle either advances to the next round or is declared the winner. Jones, who’s been racing for about eight years, said he purchased the Pig Pen Racer for $800. “I actually found it on Craigslist,” he said. “And since then, I’ve put another $2,000 into it.” But according to the doting father, the best upgrade made so far is the custom paint job created by his daughter, featuring the colorful blue and red handprints on the front driver’s side fender. Although Jones said serious injuries in the sport are rare, he has seen some guys who were “pretty banged up.” “I can’t say enough about protective gear,” said Jones, who’s never been injured. “Aside from additional padding within the

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The easement is permanent and remains in force even if the depot is ever sold to a third party. Englewood’s depot was built in the early 1900s and sat along the tracks near what is now the intersection of Hampden Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. It served the city and surrounding communities but, as rail freight and passenger travel declined in the 1950s, it was closed.

Peace, love and mud. Centennial demolition derby racer Tyler Jones flashes a peace sign as he leaves the arena after a disappointing defeat at the 2013 Arapahoe County Fair Demolition Derby Race. Deborah Grigsby

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Tyler “Pig Pen” Jones smiles from the cab of his Pig Pen Racer. Jones, a resident of Centennial, was part of the annual demolition derby race at the 2013 Arapahoe County Fair. The race pits driver against driver, with the last vehicle moving declared as winner. Photos by Deborah Grigsby

I drive like this and not get a ticket? Or worse yet, sued?’ Tyler Jones cab of the truck, I also wear shin guards like hockey players, a helmet and a $600 custom neck brace, just in case.” He cautioned new drivers to do their homework, and start out small. “And always wear protective gear,” he said. “Always.”

Mud flies high during the demolition derby at this year’s Arapahoe County Fair. Deborah Grigsby

Residents rallied to save the depot when it was scheduled for demolition by the developer of what is now the Sports Authority site. Eventually the building was moved to its present location at Dartmouth Avenue and Galapago Street. There was an initial effort to restore it and make it a community museum, but that failed. The city took possession of the building and the depot sat untended for decades. Earlier this year, the council made the decision to seek a buyer and sent out a request for proposal to restore the building and put it to use. Three proposals were received but one

was withdrawn. The Englewood Historic Preservation Society submitted a proposal to turn the depot into a museum. The group planned to submit application for grants to restore the depot and start museum operations. The Parsons’ proposal would undertake historic restoration of the depot and turn the inside into a letterpress operation and museum using their resources. They also would seek historic restoration grants to help pay for restoration of the depot. The Englewood council created a five-

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member committee to evaluate the two proposals for restoration and reuse of the depot. The evaluation committee was made up of three professionals with expertise related to historic preservation and financing of historic structures, and two Englewood residents. The committee unanimously recommended moving forward with the Parsons’ proposal. In summarizing the evaluations, the biggest factor committee members found in favor of the Parsons’ plan was financial capability to fund rehabilitation and long-term operations.

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children could make bracelets or refrigerator magnets. The stage is a big attraction as children of all ages display the dancing and other artistic talents they learned in recreation classes. The weather can be quite warm, so each year, the recreation department sets up canopies to provide shade for friends and family who came to watch the entertainment. Last year, Angela Perking said she drove from Boulder to take pictures of the daughters of several friends who were dancing with their classmates. She said it was great the city had all the different dance classes for kids

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it’s just really nice to see them up and active; I don’t thinks kids get off the sofa enough and play outside.” The camp has become a longstand-

The booths and activities created a carnival midway-like atmosphere at last year’s Englewood Funfest. The annual event returns Aug. 10. Admission to the event at Belleview Park is free but there are fees for some activities and for purchases from vendors. File photo and then provided the opportunity for them to perform. Two regular Belleview attractions,

the miniature train and the children’s farm, will be open and are again expected to attract crowds.

ing tradition with the school, according to Graves, who himself has been with EHS for more than two decades. “The kids just keep getting better and better,” Graves said. “There’s a lot of good talent out there and on the way up — it’s going to be a really exciting year for all of us.” EYSA is an all-volunteer sports or-

ganization that provides local youth athletes the opportunity to participate in competitive-level baseball, softball, football and basketball. EYSA is a volunteer organization providing local athletes the opportunity to take part in competitive-level baseball, softball, football and basketball.


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District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District, standing at the lectern, helps the FBI Denver Division and members of the executive board of the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory celebrate earning international accreditation. The RMRCFL examines computer evidence for law-enforcement agencies throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The FBI provides the facility, equipment and training. “The services provided here are no longer ‘nice-to-haves,’ but critical to 21st-century policing,” said Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver, far left, co-chair of the RMRCFL executive board. Courtesy photo


Lauren Marie Robertson and Kristin Dema Baker, of Englewood, were named to the spring 2013 provost’s honor roll at the University of Wyoming. Reema Khan, of Englewood, earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from Wichita State University. Tanner David Harms and Devynn Nicole Yerina, of Englewood, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list at the University of Wyoming. Brittany Patricia Bye, Elizabeth Kathleen Clark and Roseanne Michelle Kreitman, of Englewood, graduated with bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bye earned a degree in economics. Clark earned a degree in two political science and sociology. Kreitman f the earned a degree in journalism.

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Colin L. Tucker, of Englewood, earned a Ph.D. in May from the University of Wyoming. Devynn Nicole Yerina, of Englewood, earned a bachelor’s degree in May from the University of Wyoming. Michael Arterburn, of Englewood, is on the Adams State University vice president honor roll for the spring 2013 semester. Rachel Turnock, Ellen Clark, Hannah Crowley and Helena Ferguson, of Englewood, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s honor roll at the University of Northern Colorado. Amanda Evans, Elca Annis, Kyle Jones, Kelly Kuhr, Courtney Landorf, Melissa Parker, Evangeline Pasterkamp, Kara Sanderlin and Chelsie Schwartz, of Englewood, were named to the spring 2013 dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado.


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Our Company Works In Douglas County (Castle Rock, Parker, Highlands Ranch & Lone Tree, Littleton, S. Denver)

Current Professional House Cleaners Are Strongly Encouraged To Apply. We Pay Well And Offer Consistent Hours And Schedules Every Week. Recent Professional House Cleaning Experienced Preferred But We Will Train The Right Person. Other Requirements: • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and cellular phone. • Must be able to pass a background check. No criminal or drug histories accepted. • Recent professional house cleaning experience a plus. • Must speak english well. • Must realize the importance of being friendly, professional and courteous to customers. Customer service is a priority! • Must be very honest! Reliable and hard working. • Must be able available to work m-f between the hours of 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Weekend work available and optional. • It is preferred that you live within 30 minutes of Castle Rock. If You Meet All Of The Requirements Above, Please Submit Your Resume Using The Following Link:




The City of Black Hawk has an opening for STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I. Hiring Range: $36,604 - $42,095 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit for application documents and more information on the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record and the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire; the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a Resume and completed City application, must be received by the closing date, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., MDST Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are unable to accept e-mailed applications at this time. EOE.

Physical TheraPisT Castle Home Care, located in Castle Rock, CO has a position open for a physical therapist. Castle Home Care provides skilled physical therapy services as well as occupational and speech language pathology therapies. Skilled nursing, Home Health Aides and Medical Social Worker services are also provided within the geographic area of southern Douglas and Elbert counties. Preference to therapist with previous home care. Wages are very competitive, and a comprehensive benefit package is offered which includes vacation, sick days, paid holidays and paid education days. Travel reimbursement provided.

Now Hiring

Castle Home Care offers comprehensive major medical health insurance and dental insurance. A retirement program is offered to all employees. Please call Kay Wooten RN or Barbara Adams RN at 303-663-3663 to schedule an interview.

Colorado Community Media, publishers of 23 weekly newspapers and websites is seeking to fill the following positions: Sales Coordinator Candidate must be detail oriented, deadline oriented and able to multi-task. Position is responsible for assisting in all sales related activities working directly with the Advertising Director. Part-time Obituary Clerk Position is responsible for answering inbound calls, emails and walk-ins from private parties and funeral homes in addition to meeting face to face as needed. Accurate input of Obituaries, ensuring that ads run error-free and ensuring courteous and efficient customer service. Candidate must be able to present to large groups as needed to grow section within paper and online. If you are interested in one of theses sales positions, email your interest with position title in the subject line to

Graphic Designer: Position is responsible for creating display advertisements for local businesses in each of our weekly newspapers, websites and special sections. Some marketing materials will be needed along with preparing weekly newspapers for press. Bachelor degree or four years working experience in a design environment required. Graphic design skills, proficiency in InDesign, attentive to detail a must. Illustrator, Photoshop and printing experience preferred. Ability to work in a demanding deadline environment and great communication skills necessary. If you are interested in one of these production positions, email your interest with position title in the subject line to

Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package. No phone calls please. *Not all positions eligible for benefits.

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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted

Help Wanted Exterior Painting Company

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Now Hiring Experienced Painters, prep men, lead man, and foreman. Also 1 Carpenter's Helper. Please NO SUB-CONTRACTORS! Opportunity for full time employment. 303-955-1321

Full time position

available for a fast paced Independent Insurance Agency located in Castle Rock. Insurance license preferred but not required. Email cover letter and resume to

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Highlands Ranch has a Cookie Decorator (Part-time/Full-time) position available. This position requires carrying out daily baking/decorating activities, providing customer service and working with efficient and motivated team. Must be dependable, professional, and available on Saturdays. Email resume to or call 303-6830002 or 720-785-3894 to apply. Employment Opportunity ____________________________ PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! _____________________________ NOW HIRING!!! $28/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail and Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience not required. If You Can Shop- You Are Qualified!! _____________________________ NOW HIRING! LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED- Men & Women In Demand For Simple Work. P/T- F/T. Can Be Done From Home. Acceptance Guaranteed- No Experience Required, All Welcome!

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(Multiple Openings) - Comcast Cable Communications, LLC; Englewood, CO. Dvlp & maintain data mgmnt sys, incl consolidation aggregation & integrate large amounts of data across Co’s billing & provisioning ecosys. Reqs: Bach in CS, Eng, or rltd & 5yrs exp in DB integration & ETL processes w/ Hyperion Performance Suite, of which 3yrs must incl exp w/ Remedy Admin/Developer, Pentaho Data Integration, Custom Oracle script, Unix, Oracle Bus Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Web Srvc Testing & Agile Methods in telecom or cable industry. Apply to: Refer to Job ID#2878

Help Wanted Housekeeping

Earn extra money for Christmas Castle Pines Golf Club is hiring Full time/Part time and Weekend positions. Call 303-814-6252 for an interview appointment.

IT Professional

Full-Time Computer Technician with Alpha Security in Golden, CO. Computer/Video Surveillance Systems sales, repair, installations, service and wiring. Email:

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needed for Highlands Ranch inhome business. Need excellent data entry skills - must be accurate and fast, proficient in Word and Excel. Job includes but not limited to: Heavy Data Entry; customer service; phone work; account reconciliation; deposits and misc. office duties. Small, non-smoking office. Must be organized, detail oriented, able to multitask and work independently.10 - 3 Monday thru Friday.Email resume to:

Full-time, benefited Laboratory Analyst – Semper Water Treatment Plant $47,896 - $61,311/year, closes: 8/5/13 Part-time, benefited Librarian I – Adult Services $24.64 - $30.80/hour, closes: 8/5/13 Lead Lifeguard $11.14 - $14.26/hour, closes: 8/5/13 Hourly, non-benefited Tot Activities Instructor $9.72 - $11.17, closes: 8/5/13 Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date EOE


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit Hard worker? Detail oriented? Experience with interior and exterior vehicle cleaning/restoration? Customer service oriented? Enjoy working around the public? Do you possess proven leadership skills? We may have the perfect job opportunity for you. High volume multi-location detail shop seeks motivated technicians who want to grow their talent and earnings. Immediate, full and part-time positions available. Flexible hours. Management opportunities for the right person. Please respond with description of relevant qualifications and job history. We are a drug free operation and an equal opportunity employer. Commissioned Position + Tips (Our best techs earn an average of $10-$15 per hour) Send resumes to

Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at Office clerk needed in the Franktown NRCS office. 40 hrs/wk. $16.40/hr. Must be proficient on the computer. Email resume to: and write “Franktown” in the subject line

Retired Couple maintain 43 acres 2

homes in Franktown, Newer 6000 sq.ft. Home + amenities, furnished. Bob @ (303)688-5777

Seasonal Greenkeeper

(Immediately-November) Castle Rock, CO $9-12 DOE This is an opportunity to become a member of an elite team at a top facility in the state. Duties included are mower operation, line trim and detail mowing, bunker work, hand watering, construction projects, and any task the golf course requires. Golf course experience is a huge plus. Ability to lift at least 50 lbs and be on your feet most of the day is a standard. It is 40 hours per week and every other weekend is required, there is a chance for overtime. Usually a morning shift (56am to 2pm), punctuality and attendance is a mandatory. Knowledge of safe, efficient mechanical operation of tractors and other motorized equipment. This is a chance to thoroughly enjoy your job and be proud of the results you create. Preferably email resumes to Adric Ryan at for an interview

Got Profits? Productivity specialist

extraordinaire seeking training and development position in Colorado. 20 years of dynamic results. Call 904 400-0965 or visit my website at


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Instruction Drum Lessons ages 10 and over, my home or yours, 1st lesson free! 35 + yrs. exp. North West Metro Area

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Ages 7+ All Levels Adult Beginners Welcome!! Nationally Certified Instructors Members, National Guild of Piano Teachers and Music Teachers National Association NOW IN PARKER! Dr. Stephen Fiess Mr. Neal Wegener (303) 791-6473 Email: Website: www.



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Lost and Found Found

Dog- Min. Pinscher, male Highlands Ranch Pkwy, between Windsor and Burntwood. Found July 1st 303-908-1199

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) NCCCO Tower Crane Operator for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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Individuals will be responsible for trimming, visually Grain inspecting, and packing plastics containers. quarte Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, have great attendance, and work a rotating 12 hour shift.

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Equipment 1960 Massey Ferguson 35 Tractor Completely restored, rebuilt engine, new paint/tires $3900


Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

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Fresh Farm Produce 3225 E 124th Ave - Thornton Veggies • Peaches • Preserves Roasted Green Chili & More Pumpkin Patch 303.451.5637

Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

Wanted Semi retired HVAC sheet metal shop worker seeking part time employment in Golden area, experienced in hand layout, plasma cutting, roto-die, Stormy 970-520-7899

Garage Sales Arvada

Estate Sale

7732 Webster Way Friday and Saturday 8/2-8/3, 8am-3pm Vintage Retro Furniture, Books, Collectibles, Elvis Memorabilia, Roseville Pottery, Majolica Ware, Vintage Tin Toys, Depression Glass Arvada Fri & Sat Aug 2nd & 3rd 7am-4pm 8960 W 80th Dr Teacher Resource/Book Fair Pre-school/Kinder, Grades 1 & 2 Literacy/ language/Math/Science/SS materials for arts & crafts, games,activities Lots of children books! Arvada

Rummage Sale

to benefit homeless mothers and children Where: Little Friends Church Located at the corner of 47th & Federal in Denver. August 2nd & 3rd 9am-5pm

Garage Sales Stuff A Bag All clothes in store $30 Saturday August 3rd & Sunday August 4th 9am-6pm "Barely Used" 7770 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge 303-945-4704

Highlands Ranch

Friday August 9th, 7:30-3pm 10633 Briarglen Circle (McArther Ranch & Griggs Roads) Holiday, Household, Small Kitchen Appliances, Clothing, Furniture, and much much more! Parker Large variety of items appliances, toys, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, clothes, etc. Saturday, August 3rd only. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 11700 Mill Valley St., Parker, CO 80138 Northglenn Sunday, August 4, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only. No early birds please. Extra nice furniture sale. Moving and combining two households. China cabinet, long elegant couch, cute love seat, black leather dual recliner with center console cupholders, executive desk with custom cut glass cover, all very gently used. Vintage dry sink, new style dry sink cabinet, two antique lawbook cases with glass doors, large lighted display and book case with three lower drawers. More. Must sell prices, but you move it! 2100 E. 114th Place, Northglenn, CO 80233 Parker

8/2 & 3 8am - 4 pm (Sneak Preview- Thurs. 7pm-9pm) 6018 N Villard Ct in The Pinery Antiques, gently used furniture, household items, collectibles. Downsizing! Bargains!

Thornton Fri & Sat Aug 2nd & 3rd 8am-3pm 13877 Hudson Way near 136th & Holly household items, lighting fixtures, canning supplies, furniture, and more! Thornton Friday 8/2 & Saturday 8/3 9am-5pm 4853 East 111th Place Simpson racing suit, nose cone for racer, helmets, tools/boxes, engine hoist and stand, Tyco HO train set, misc.

Golden August 3rd & 4th from 8am-4pm 1267 Preserve Circle, Golden 80401 Furniture, Collectibles & Sports Gear

Lawn and Garden


Westminster Friday August 2nd, 9am-4pm Garage Sale - Large variety of items 11675 West 107th Ave 80021 Thule Car Carrier, Mens Bike, Camping Chairs, lots of Furniture, Bunk Bed set & Trundle bed set, Antiques, Vintage Costume Jewelry, Vintage Dishes, Banks, Miniature Mouse Collection, Pet Carrier, and much more! No early birds!

4 brand new patio chair slings$50 for all 4 used patio chair frames $20 for all 720-3085320

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 69% on The Grilling Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 2 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1- 888-697-3965 Use Code:45102ETA or _____________________________

Appliances 3 year old 5' deep freeze $50 (303)663-7513 5' upright GE freezer, like new $100 720-962-9202


Cement large deer, medium, horse, small horse. Wood Wishing Well, Large Garden Cart $25 each item (303)232-7128

Health and Beauty Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-418-8975, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. _____________________________

GE Spectra White Propane Range (can be natural). Ex Cond. Large Self-Clean Oven, 4 Burner. Oven uses an electric igniter. Cash Only. Leave Voice Mail at 303-730-1536. Pictures upon request.

ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-866-993-5043

Arts & Crafts


16th Annual Winter Park Craft Fair Aug. 10th & 11th. Sat 9-6 Sun 9-5 Winter Park Colorado. Lions Club Breakfast Applications now available or call 970-531-3170

Harvest Craft Fair

CRAFTERS NEEDED Lakewood area September 28th 9am-3pm $50 per booth Call Kate 303-396-9635

Firearms Firearms Training.

NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol/CCW, Shotgun, Rifle, Metallic and Shot shell Reloading.


Furniture Bed frame adjustable for either King or Queen bed $20 also Matress cover for King bed, good quality spotless $15 (303)423-8788 Brand New Power Recliner Microfabric, light brown orig. $575 asking $400 (303)425-4068 Pine 6 drawer dorm style bed w/long John mattress w/2 door chest exc. cond $475 Oak Futon very clean $150 Solid Oak Student Desk $60 Dark wood baby bed w/matching lamp and comforter set $75 (303)663-1745

Castle Rock FRI & SAT - AUG 2 & 3 8AM TO 4PM 4307 BEAUTIFUL CIR. The Meadows. Great Selection -Tools, Pottery, art, rugs, C-mas decor & dishes, luggage, accent tables, comp. desk, barstools, vintage records & mags. Fire pit, patio loveseat, DVD’s & player, Fishing poles, wine rack, floor steamer, hand vac. & more!

Garage Sales

Queen Size Brass Bed Frame Scroll top w/vertical spindles $150/obo (303)979-9534 Solid oak bedroom set like new, dbl dresser w/mirror, chester drawers, queen size mattress, boxspring, frame & headboard. $300 303-920-7131

Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 866-992-7236 _____________________________ CASH for unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Friendly Service, BEST prices and 24hr payment! Call today 877 588 8500 or visit Espanol 888-440-4001 _____________________________ TAKE VIAGRA? Stop paying outrageous prices! Best prices… VIAGRA 100MG, 40 pills+/4 free, only $99.00. Discreet Shipping, Power Pill. 1-800-368-2718

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Silver Bengal Kittens

from Supreme Grand Champion Come see our Lap Leopards Harness Trained, Exceptional Litter, From $950-$1600 (720)434-6344

Autos for Sale 1996 Ford Ranger Supercab

4WD 6 cyl 4.0L Well cared for, minor rear body damage, towing package. $3,000 Call Greg at 303279-4462 Golden Area

1999 Toyota Camry

Runs Excellent, looks fair, very dependable 198,000 miles $1000 303-420-5888

2000 Ford F-350

Supercab, Superduty. 7.3L powerstroke turbo diesel, XLT package, 4WD, roll away lockable tonneau cover, spray in bedliner. 170k miles $12,300. Call 720-344-6894 Highlands Ranch Area Clean 1998 Grand Cherokee Loredo bike & ski rack $4200 (303)663-1745 Nissan Versa 2010 13k miles, Silver $9500 OBO 720-394-1341

RV’s and Campers Class A motorhome- Like new condition, less than 10k miles. 2005 Georgetown forest river XL, 2 slide outs, color back up camera w/mic, V10 motor, full tub w/shower, 2 roof a/c, sleeps 5, gas stove/oven + microwave, corian counter $46k Call Barb 303-988-6265 or Tom 720-940-7754

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


Advertise your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America's best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 815 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-486-2466 or go to _____________________________ Dish Network lowest nationwide price $19.99 a month. FREE HBO/Cinemax/Starz FREE Blockbuster. FREE HD-DVR and install. Next day install 1-800-375-0784 _____________________________


Cats KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS tabbies, mixture of colors also black or black & white boys, girls. Small adoption fee 303-430-4569

CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 _____________________________ Got junk cars? Get $ PAID TODAY. FREE towing. Licensed towers. $1,000 FREE gift vouchers! ALL Makes-ALL Models! Call today 1-888-870-0422 _____________________________ SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-877-8906843 Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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Fence Services

Joes Carpet Service, Inc. Joe Southworth


Commercial & Residential Sales

New Carpet Sales • Wholesale Pricing Installation • Restretch • Repairs Call foR youR fRee eStImate


Thomas Floor Covering

~ Carpet Restretching ~ Repair ~ Remnant Installs

All Phases of Flat Work by


Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364

30+ years experience Clem: 303-973-6991


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Concrete Work, Patios, Driveways, Sidewalks, Tear Out, Replace, Colored. Reasonable Rates Office 303-840-7347 Mobile 303-902-1503

In home carpet & vinyl sales

Residential & Commercial


FBM Concrete LLC.


Need House Cleaning? Professional, Reliable, Responsible 11 years experience & good references Call Maria For A Free Estimate

Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022

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Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential


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“Specializing in Composite Redwood and Cedar Construction for Over 30 Years”


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When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

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since 1989

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

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Electricians A+

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


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‘Nightmares’ for eateries A pair of curious goats in search of snacks and a scratch behind the ear greet fairgoers at the 2013 Arapahoe County Fair, which wrapped up its five-day run on July 28.

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wrap Kelly Byrd of Englewood shows off her skill behind the wheel of her antique Case DC-4 in an Arapahoe County Fair tractor pull. The vintage tractor competition, held July 27, attracted a variety of iron monsters, some dating back to the early 1930s.

The 2013 Arapahoe County Fair, one of the traditional indicators the summer is winding down, wrapped up its five-day run at the county fairgrounds in Aurora. The annual community event celebrates the county’s deep roots in agriculture and livestock, as well as some of the tastiest treats from local kitchens. Along with traditional carnival rides and food, visitors enjoyed pig races, tractor pulls, a demolition derby and music from several bands.

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Phamaly company revisits a classic Beloved ‘Fiddler’ comes to downtown Denver

if you go “Fiddler on the Roof” plays through Aug. 11 at the Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex. Presented by Phamaly, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30/$34, 303-893-4100, or the Denver Center ticket office.

By Sonya Ellingboe Since “Fiddler on the Roof” first was produced on Broadway in 1964, it has been so popular that its music and story of human strengths have become part of our cultural fabric: “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “To Life …” Theater companies around the world produce it and audiences come with children and grandchildren to see it over and over, reliving a piece of history for many families with Russian ancestors. Phamaly, a theater company for actors with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities, has chosen it as the 2013 summer musical production and delivers a lovely, well-paced musical through Aug. 11 at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, with fine voices and nice staging, directed by Steve Wilson. Choreographed by Debbie Stark, with musical direction by Donna Debreceni, it speaks to spirit and strength. Russian painter Marc Chagall’s “The Fiddler” and other like images in his work are cited as inspiration in an online history of the musical, based on Sholem Aleichem’s story, “Tevye’s Daughters” or “Tevye the Milkman.” Of special note in this production are mother and son fiddlers: Sophia

Sophia Hummel performs as the fiddler and Leslie Wilburn as her son, also a fiddler, in Phamaly’s “Fiddler on the Roof.” Hummel has a specially adapted bow because her right arm was amputated at the elbow. Courtesy illustration Hummel, a student at San Francisco Conservatory, plays with a special bowing device because her right arm is amputated below the elbow, and 11-year-old Leslie Wilburn, concertmaster in the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, is polished and as-

sured as he appears more frequently than is usual in “Fiddler” productions. Mark Disette is playing Tevye a second time for Phamaly, and portrays the milkman’s mixture of stubbornness and good humor skillfully. We can relate to this traditional Papa with stubborn daughters — and Rachel Van Scoy, Kenzie Kilroy and Lindsay Palmer as the marriageable daughters are charming and determined. Kathleen Traylor, an original Phamaly member, plays the conservative mother/ wife Golde and Ashley Kelashian takes over the stage when she appears as the village matchmaker Yente. The “Tevye’s Dream” sequence is especially imaginative, with Grandma Fruma in a flying wheelchair. This is an ideal play for a family outing with all but the littlest people. It offers a fine production of a story everyone should know, with clever staging and a lively band — and an introduction to some very courageous performers.

Gordon Ramsay, the chef who puts the terror into every restaurant owner, returns for a sixth season as he treks across the country to help struggling restaurants keep their businesses above water (and in some cases cockroaches, rats, etc). When all seems to be in desperate despair, the restaurant owners turn to Ramsay and his team for one last hope before having to shut their doors. Many of these restaurants are beyond repair, leaving Ramsay to face a nearly impossible task. Some will close their doors, others will get back on their feet, but all are calling on Chef Ramsay to wake them up from their “Kitchen Nightmares,” airing at 7 p.m. Mondays on Fox 31. You’ll have chances to view local operations, after Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” made two stops in the Denver metro area last month. The kitchen commander visited Pantaleone’s on July 26 and Old Neighborhood in Arvada July 27-30. Be afraid, be very afraid! The Old Neighborhood has been an Arvada institution since 1980, serving a diverse menu of American, Mexican, Italian, French, Asian and even Cajun-inspired foods. Owners Alexa and Randy Kowalczyk are sure to be in for a test from Ramsay when it comes to Old Neighborhood’s gigantic menu. Pantaleone’s is a pizza and pasta restaurant at 2120 S. Holly in south Denver. Mr. On The Town and I visited Panteleone’s 10 years ago or so for a story he was writing on Denver’s best pizza and we left unimpressed. Still, many have raved about the pizza and pasta place owned by Pete and Paulette Fafalios. Look for the episodes later this summer on Fox 31. Best of luck to both restaurants!

American Ninja

Am I the only weirdo who watched “American Ninja” on 9News on July 22? Why? Because they filmed the segment in Denver a few blocks from my condo, but I knew nothing about it. The host is Matt Iseman, a Denver native. Iseman even talked about how happy he was to be back in his hometown during the show. The show is entertaining in the fact that it’s fiercely competitive while these folks compete in crazy stunts that defy all odds of gravity. The show is continuing at 7 p.m. Mondays. Rich Grant, the spokesmodel for Visit Denver, told me that the crew filmed all through the night roughly five weeks ago. The show was shot in Civic Center and really highlights downtown Denver in the dark.

Wicket games

Denver’s premier croquet tournament returns to Cherry Creek on Aug. 2 when 60 teams compete on the outdoor plaza behind Elway’s restaurant. Up for grabs is the Wicket and Stick It silver cup or in the individual categories, which include best dressed, best hat and best wicket shot. Professional croquet master Ron Eccles and his team of croquet referees will be on hand to provide instruction and insider Parker continues on Page 19


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County fair gets urban makeover Denver event will be held at National Western site

IF YOU GO The Denver County Fair will be Aug. 9 to 11 at the National Western Complex, in the I-70/I-25 interchange area at the Brighton Boulevard exit. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 9; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Tickets cost $10, with children ages 5-12 and military halfprice. Children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at, which can also be consulted for schedules and for information. Parking costs $5 per car.

By Sonya Ellingboe Traditional and non-traditional, competitions, ongoing entertainment, pickles, pies, peeps, needlework, dancing dogs and trick pigs, history, an 85-foot model train, square dancers, antiques, art, wine reception and even SpongeBob SquarePants ... The Denver County Fair, organized in its third year by Dana Cain of Littleton and Tracy Weil of Denver, promises the events listed above and much, much more. It will run August 9-11 at the National Western Complex on Brighton Boulevard and offers something for every family member. A few examples: Those who want to compete should arrive 15 minutes ahead of scheduled start time for pie eating, human chicken impression, musical chairs, spelling bee, belly dancing, hot-dog eating and much more. Check schedules at competitions.

Baby alpacas will meet admiring kids at the Denver County Fair. Courtesy photo The new Denver History Pavilion, located by the entrance, is a highlight this summer, where competitions in Best Vintage Scrapbook, Best Colorado Fossil, Best

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Denver Antique and more will be exhibited. The Animal Pavilion is expanded, with camel rides and three days of sanctioned dog agility trials.

TV personality Kirk Montgomery and his cocker spaniel Joey will host Dog Day Afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10, when people are invited to bring their dogs for events and contests. On the night of Aug. 9, there will be a new Art and Wine Reception, with artists present and wines from local vineyards. The Kids Pavilion and 4-H Pavilion will be adjacent and the locale for SpongeBob SquarePants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Also on Aug. 11 is Viva Denver Day with a line-up of Latino-themed events.

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‘Jazz at the Mansion’ scheduled for Ranch

Favorite Denver singer Lannie Garrett and her Errand Boys of Rhythm Quintet will return to perform in Jazz at the Mansion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15. The Highlands Ranch Mansion’s lawn will be the location unless the weather turns bad — in which case a move to the carriage house is planned. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and mansion tours will be available for ticket holders. A selection of wines and beers will be available, as will gourmet picnic dinners (cash only). The program will include songs from the great American songbook by Gershwin, Arlen, Bachrach, Beatles and more. Tickets cost $32 in advance and $40 at the d hisdoor if available. They are available at any After-HRCA recreation center or online at Bags will be checked ventsat the gate. No outside alcohol or glass allowed. be a rtistsCall for artists s. The 20th Annual Lone Tree Art Exhibin willtion and Sale has issued a call for entry, eBobwith a deadline of Sept. 15. Artists may subg. 11. mit up to three images on CAfé (www.callwith by Sept. 15. Categories include oil, pastel, water media, mixed media and sculpture. An entry fee of $35 can be submitted online or mailed to: Art Exhibition, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, CO 80124. A notice saying “Invited” or “Not invited” will be sent by email on Sept. 27. The juror is Katherine Smith-Warren, artist and teacher. Show dates: Nov. 16 to Jan. 5. For more information, see artexhibition.

Sold out

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tips. Prized categories include top three teams, best dressed team, best dressed male and female, best hat male and female and best wicket shot. Players and spectators receive drink and food tickets for a variety of beverages to enjoy as well as morsels from restaurants including Brio Tuscan Grille, Opus Restaurant & Aria Wine Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Kona Grill, Patxi’s and a goody bag. Tournament time is from 2 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at 2500 E. First Ave. General admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door, which includes two drink tickets and a goody bag. VIP spectator tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. The ticket includes unlimited drinks, VIP check-in, exclusive seating, personal beverage service and a goody bag. To reserve tickets, go to

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TAG Burger Bar is in the planning stages of a second location in northwest Denver, bordering the Highland neighborhood. The casual burger joint led by chef Troy Guard now operates in Congress Park at 12th and Madison. A second location is planned in the former Subway Tavern & Pizzeria Longo’s space at 38th and Lipan (3759 Lipan St.). The Larimer Associates, which owns TAG Burger Bar, acquired the familyowned restaurant in September when Longo’s closed its doors after 52 years in business. A massive remodel is planned for the 3,000-square-foot space starting early September. Considering the age of the restaurant and lack of upgrades in recent years, Larimer Associates decided to gut it and start over with a remodel project that will likely take six months.

Golf fun for charity

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and Build Interns, 12 in number, will create installations designed around the abstract environments created by forces of nature. Sally Stockhold will exhibit fine art photographs. Boulder abstract painter Virginia Maitland will exhibit her large paintings in the atrium gallery. An opening reception for all three exhibitions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3. Indoor gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 303-806-0444,

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The Castle Rock Chorale will hold auditions from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock. The group performs throughout Douglas County and the metro area. Artistic director is Beryl Fanslow, supported by pianist Arielle Wilson. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, August through May. A holiday concert with the Lone Tree Symphony and Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble is planned. Email

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation features local artists in August: Frank Foster has focused on book cover design. His work will be at Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Dustin (Dusty) Haggerty will display photography from his travels at Goodson Recreation

Hyde Park Jewelers charity golf tournament for the 14 years that it’s been in existence. But the night preceding the tourney can be even more of a reunion between athletes and journalists who gathered on July 21 at Elway’s Cherry Creek for an amazing dinner and event led by one of my favorite media personalities, Les Shapiro (host of radio and television). Not only was the dinner amazing — I’m saying steak and crazy corn with guacamole and pepitas — but our lovely “Table 26” was filled with the might and right.

Game day

Because Les Shapiro is so good to me, I got to play as a “celebrity” fifth at Cherry Creek Country Club on Monday for the Hyde Park Jewelers Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament (presented by Rolex, where’s mine?) to benefit Youth Biz, Judi’s House and the Global Down syndrome. My patient teammates were David Blake (from the Colorado state’s attorney’s office and son of Ernie Blake, a blessing to our Denver community for his fundraising efforts), who was the best stick in our fivesome. Also deserving kudos was Abby Perlmutter (daughter of Congressman Ed Perlmutter), who can hit a mile-long drive — not Ed, but Abby. And rounding out our fivesome were brothers Gary and Steve Pettit, who own and run Starwest Productions out of Arvada. Check them out at: www.estarwest. com. Any way you slice it, we had a blast!


Eavesdropping on a man talking about the dessert at the Elway’s Cherry Creek dinner prior to the golf tournament: “It’s a chocolate brick.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

Lannie Garrett and the Errand Boys of Rhythm will perform at the Aug. 15 “Jazz at the Mansion” at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Courtesy photo Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Darlene Kuhn’s artwork will be at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle, Lone Tree. She paints in abstract expressionist style. Artists are encouraged to contact Vickie Willis, 303-483-7072 for information on exhibiting, or see guidelines and application at

work by a Metro State University-sponsored art education research group, focused on 21st-century thinking. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; until 8 p.m. first and third Fridays. 303-294-5207. Admission is free.

Alan Harris Band

Tickets are available for the 61st Annual Old Timers’ Luncheon, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Open to all current and former Littleton residents. Tickets: $20 per person. Mail payment to: Old Timers’ Luncheon, Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton, CO 80120 by Aug. 8. (Tickets will not be available on the day of the luncheon.) 303-795-3950.

The Allan Harris Band plays jazz on Aug. 2 in Lone Tree Arts Center’s Tune on the Terrace, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. Tickets: $25 lawn, $30 chair. 720-509-1000.

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“Theory Love Practice” is on exhibit through Sept. 21 at the Center for Visual Arts, 955 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. It features

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August 2, 2013

Littleton author wins Colorado Book Award Anthology had roots in Columbine tragedy By Sonya Ellingboe

Carolyn Mears of Littleton won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for her anthology “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma: Advice Based on Experiences.” Courtesy photo

On June 21, Carolyn Mears of Littleton was presented with the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Anthology for her 2012 book, “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma: Advice Based on Experiences” (Palgrave Macmillan). The awards ceremonies were held in Aspen. The annual Colorado Book Awards, in a number of categories, are given by The Colorado Center for the Book, a program of the Colorado Humanities, affiliated with the Library of Congress Center for the Book in Washington, D.C. The organization, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has an office in Greenwood Village and supports literary, cultural and historical programs throughout the state. Mears’ experiences began on April 20, 1999. Her younger son was a student at Columbine High School when the shooting tragedy happened. “Severely exposed to violence one should never have to,” she said, he ended up hiding in a closet with others.

There were about three hours of “that unknowing piece — was he alive?” “That’s the beginning. There was no preparation for schools, teachers, counselors ... Thinking things will go back to how it used to be is a myth — for kids, teachers, parents, community. It was a shattering of what we thought our world was.” As an educator, Mears determined to return to school and embarked on an awardwinning Ph.D. thesis project, published as “Experiences of Columbine Parents in Finding the Way to Tomorrow.” A network began that reached across the world. “But when I speak, I speak as a Columbine mom. I trust people who have lived the experience.” She developed a research method. She had inquiries from around the world about “what did the teachers do?” It was back to the drawing board. She needed to go beyond being a Columbine mom. A federal grant was available to aid in research for Mears, who is a dissertation adviser and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education and is a member of the Trauma Certification Board of the DU Graduate School of Social Work. She is called on to speak nationally and internationally about such topics as trauma

response and recovery after school shootings, safe school environments, leadership in times of crisis and narrative research. “Everyone on the globe will experience or know someone who has experienced a traumatic event,” Mears said. For her 12-chapter anthology, she connected with people at Virginia Tech over the shooting there; the Lusher Charter School in New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina experiences; the New York Law School, near the World Trade Center, about 9/11; and the Joleka Center School in Finland, where there was a school shooting in 2007. She interviewed in some cases and included writing by others. Mears asked: “Tell me briefly your story/ experience. What did you find helpful?” There were more than 100 interviews and she used her material from Columbine parents. “I really wanted to be sure their voices came through — I don’t own their life experience nor their words. It’s important that people are not victimized.” “It’s a tough read,” she says of her anthology. However, “it’s a book not of sorrow, but of hope.” Readers can find a list of other 2013 Colorado book award winners by going online to, then clicking on a link on the “News/Media” page.



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conr the When Andrew Lunsford was 15, he saw hool“Phantom of the Opera” onstage, and altrinathough he remembers not being happy nearabout it, he knew all the words because his andsister played the record constantly. “I learn herebest through my ears,” he said. e in- That led to a visit to “Les Miserables,” writ-where his jaw dropped when that chandelier fell. He got a CD. Another CD in the tory/basement was “Opera’s Greatest Hits.” He ful?”sang along. He played a guitar at 15, but andcouldn’t read music. par- He married and had a young family and oicesa growing business in construction — “I xpe-also had a passion for business.” Then the thatbottom fell out of homebuilding and his business cratered. r an- “It might be fun to learn an aria,” he rrow,thought and his dad took him to Rockland Music in Lakewood. Col- “Looking for an opera song” — “You nlinemean an aria?” the clerk wondered. He talkckinged about “tenorish arias” — “sad, depressing ... empty chairs, empty tables … the baritone always gets the girl.” His bankruptcy lawyer had heard him sing and suggested he look into performing at the Brown Palace Hotel, where he sand “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” and “This is the Moment” from “Jekyll and Hyde.” “I sang in `Beauty and the Beast’ for Performance Now,” he recalled, and was invited back for “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” A new journey had begun. He spoke to

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members of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild on July 18 at the group’s summer luncheon, interspersing his story with favorite arias. He was accompanied by Gerald Holbrook and in sang duets with soprano Kimberli Render on two arias. (She was DLOG’s winner last year and will be teaching at CSU this year.) He started work with a voice teacher, sang in a “Five Tenors” concert for Denver Lyric Opera Guild and won the group’s annual competition for young singers. A full ride scholarship to Indiana University’s famed music school followed. While there, he performed at the Kennedy Center and in April debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York. He thought of his feet standing in the same place as great singers from the past. He just finished at Indiana — at age 34 — and has a number of engagements on his calendar as he starts on a professional career as an operatic tenor. In May 2014, he will sing with Opera Fort Collins, with Kimberli. He closed by saying how very much the support from the guild has meant to him. “It means we have a chance.” “We give away more money than any

Tenor Andrew Lunsford performs “The Story of an Accidental Tenor” for the Denver Lyric Opera Guild. Courtesy photo comparable organization in the country,” said active member Jane Gibson. Denver Lyric Opera Guild membership is open to all who are interested. The group meets monthly through the academic year, at various venues, for “Opera on Tuesday” — lunch and an opera-related program. It

also hosts a Master Class and Preliminary and Final Competitions each year. (March 2014 dates are announced.) The competitions, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Englewood in 2013, are free and open to the public — offering a chance to hear wonderful young voices.

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Paula Creamer, who is expected to be part of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, is part of the new wave of top women in professional golf. Shutterstock photo

Women’s golf powers up Solheim puts spotlight on advances in sport By Jim Benton Many of the elite players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Ladies European Tour will be heading to Parker for the Solheim Cup later this month. The biennial, prestigious match-play tournament pits 12 U.S.-born professionals against 12 European counterparts. Colorado golf fans will see accurate drives, pinpoint approach shots and clutch putts during the event, which will be held Aug. 13-18 at the Colorado Golf Club. The statistics show these players are hitting longer and scoring lower than ever before. But are the elite women of today really more skilled that the top players of yesteryear? That’s a debatable topic, because golf balls and equipment keep improving and

make it easier for those golfers who have correct swing techniques to flirt with or better par. “Overall, more women are playing the game globally,” said 59-year-old Denver resident Hollis Stacy, who won 18 LPGA tournaments and collected four victories in majors during her 26-year career. “The same scores are winning on the LPGA and European tours. Golf is more competitive. There are more people shooting those low scores and winning. “What happened in the game is the equipment is much better. The skill levels have remained the same. We had women on the tour drive the ball 270 yards. If we had the same equipment and balls the players have now, the drives would be in the 300s.” Donna H. White, an LPGA teaching professional who played 15 seasons on the tour and won three events before retiring in 1992, claims today’s players are taking advantage of opportunities. “I am quite confident given the ball of

today and agronomic grooming of fairways and greens that Mickey Wright’s scoring average would be 67 or better,” said White. “I don’t think players today are any more skilled. I believe they have been exposed to greater opportunities than mine or previous generations.” Wright won 82 tournaments in 14 years on the LPGA Tour, including four U.S. Women’s Opens and three LPGA Championships. She retired from the tour in 1969 and won four consecutive Vare Trophies, the award that goes to the player with the lowest scoring average. The lowest scoring average for Wright was 72.46 in 1960. For the past 16 seasons, the LPGA’s Vare winner has had an average of 70.21 or lower. In fact, no winner has had an average higher than 71 since 1977. White credits better competitive exposure, technology and fitness for the im-

numbers game A statistical comparison of the top LPGA player in certain categories in 2000 and 2013 (advantage in bold): Average driving distance (in yards) 2000: Caroline Blaylock, 270.1 2013: Nicole Smith, 274.9 Scoring average 2000: Karie Webb, 70.1 2013: Inbee Park, 69.5 Greens in regulation 2000: Annika Sorenstam, 74.6 percent 2013: Suzann Pettersen, 75.1 percent Putting average (average putts per round): 2000: Lisa Kiggens, 28.56 2013: Inbee Park, 28.46 Rounds under par: 2000: Karie Webb, 69.5 percent 2013: Inbee Park, 76.0 percent Source:

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pirates playing summer volleyball By Tom Munds Many of the Englewood High School athletes who will compete for roster spots this fall are giving up some of their vacation time to play on Pirate teams in the summer high school volleyball league. “I am excited to see what is going on in the summer program,” Kristal Kostiew, Englewood High School’s new head volleyball coach, said as she worked with the players at the July 11 match. “I just recently was named as the new head coach and I am pleased that the coaches organized the teams and have the girls playing volleyball this summer.” This year, the Pirates have enough players to enter two teams in the Englewood Recreation Department’s High School Summer Volleyball Program. One team, made up primarily of returning players and players expected to contend for spots on the varsity roster, plays on Tuesday nights. The second team, including players who prob-

ably will be on the junior varsity team in the fall as well as players new to the program, are in league play on Thursday nights. Kostiew was at the July 11 match and worked with the players. She called frequent timeouts to do some coaching, talking to the players about how position on the court and good techniques can help improve play. Sydney Gonzalez, an incoming freshman, said the summer program helps all the players on the team. “We have incoming freshmen like me as well as some girls who were with the team last season on the team,” she said. “The summer league play helps develop good teamwork and get used to the way the Pirates play volleyball.” Gonzalez said the new coach will spend most of her time working with the varsity team but she is sure all levels will be using her system of play.

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Kristal Krostiew, Englewood High School’s new head volleyball coach, talks strategy with some of her players during a timeout during a July 11 match. The new coach said she is glad the Pirates are playing summer volleyball because she gets to meet the players and they get to meet her. Photo by Tom Munds



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proved statistics for current professionals. “My era was the first to benefit from Title IX,” explained White. “Beth Daniel, Nancy Lopez and myself were able to attend college and gain invaluable competitive experience prior to joining the tour. Today kids can play in a tournament starting at age 4 every weekend. Tour players before me had to join the tour to compete. I couldn’t play soccer or baseball in my era. Today girls can play any sport they want. The skills and competitive maturity transfers nicely to golf. “The ball is the most influential technology advancement. Also video analysis. Health and fitness was always important to me. I ran and trained but few of my fellow tour players would join me. Then in the early-mid ’80s, the

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“My favorite thing about volleyball is being a hitter and driving the ball to the floor,” the freshman said. “Volleyball is my favorite sport but I also play basketball. So, playing volleyball in the fall will help me get in good shape to play basketball in the winter season.” The new coach said she was glad so many Englewood girls are playing summer volleyball. “The fact we have two teams playing summer volleyball gives me a chance to meet the players and see them in game situations,” Kostiew said. “It also gives the players the opportunity to meet me and to learn about my coaching philosophy and style.” Paul Evans, EHS athletic director, announced July 10 that Kostiew had been selected to fill the head volleyball coaching vacancy created when last year’s coach, Kenny

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health boom happened and we had fitness vans on tour weekly.” Mike Scanlan, LPGA Director of Media Communications, didn’t have the chance to watch some of the LPGA’s former standouts. “Whether or not players on the LPGA today are better than those in past generations is a subjective question,” he said. “I think the depth of the LPGA is certainly greater than it’s ever been thanks in large part to the growth of the game globally. Scoring averages are between one and two strokes better than they were in 1980, but advancements in technology must factor into that debate. Whether you look at 1950, 1980 or today, the best players in the world are playing on the LPGA.” Janet Moore, a five-time Colorado stroke play champion who spends part of the year in Illinois as Wheaton College’s women’s golf coach, has watched women’s golf and the skills of players grow in the state.

“I’ve seen golf in Colorado grow over the years and I’ve seen the caliber of play improve greatly,” said Moore. “It seems like the juniors are getting younger and younger and better and better. That’s very exciting. “I started playing when I was 10. I played because my family played. From what I’ve seen, the game has grown and the interest has grown for young girls. The caliber of play has improved. Just in the high school ranks now you need three or four good players to do well. It has changed quite a bit. I played on my boys high school team. They didn’t have a girls team. I went to Wheat Ridge High School and they let me play on the boys team.” Colorado Women’s Golf Association Executive Director Robin Jervey noted enhanced play in Colorado tournaments. “We run 10 state championships, and looking at who plays in the championship flights of those events, the handicaps of the elite players have been going down,” said Jervey. “And there is more depth.”

Anderson, opted not to return. Kostiew played high school varsity volleyball in New Hampshire four years and was twice named to the all-state team. Soon after she graduated from college, she coached high school varsity volleyball in Connecticut for three years before moving to Louisana, where she coached high school varsity volleyball for another two years.

The new coach said she doesn’t expect to make a lot of changes to the system, but she does want to introduce some skills to make Englewood more competitive. “I am a believer in placing a lot of stress on fundamentals and conditioning,” Kostiew said. “I have seen a untapped potential in the players we have coming back and the players who are coming into our program for the first time.”


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Youths shine despite challenges Housing agency’s scholarship winners have bright futures By Jennifer Smith “I think that dreams are possible,” says Sophie Ramirez, who is on her way to proving just that. Ramirez says she struggled to get where she is today — a recent graduate of Heritage High School with a perfect grade-point average on her way to Colorado College and a career in veterinary medicine, thanks in part to South Metro Housing Options. She and four other bright young women were honored during a ceremony at SMHO on July 24, recognizing them for winning the agency’s annual scholarship. “This is one of the highlights of the year,” said Dan Burnham, SMHO executive director. “We had a lot more kids this year, so the competition was pretty stiff. It’s really awesome to see these young people going forward.” Low-income students throughout the area the agency serves are invited to submit an essay about their career plans; it’s not necessary to be an SMHO client. Students at vocational and technical schools are welcome to apply, as are parents in SMHO housing who are learning new job skills or obtaining college degrees. They’re required to have at least a 2.5 GPA and attend school full time. Since its

From left, Allison Kuhlman, Tam Dang, Sophie Ramirez, Katy Armon and Anna Abalos earned college scholarships from South Metro Housing Options. Photo by Jennifer Smith inception, the scholarship board has provided more than $80,000 in college assistance. The program also awards kids for perfect attendance at all grade levels, so Cleve Wortham, president of sponsoring corporation Arapahoe County FirstBank, has watched some of them grow up during his 20 years on the board.

“It’s great to see what, we think, makes a difference in people’s lives,” he said. “Especially some of the students we’ve been able to help and see them from start to finish.” This is the second time the board has been able to help Tam Dang, who just completed her freshman year at the University of Colorado-Denver with 4.0 GPA. She’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pre-med,

inspired by the care that her mom, Yen Pham, received during a bout with cancer. “I’m very proud of her,” said Pham, as her daughter interpreted. “I hope she will be persistent in pursuing her major.” Dang advised the younger four students to do the same. “It would really help to have a clear goal in mind in college and follow that path,” she said. That won’t likely be a problem. Kate Armon, for example, graduated from Heritage with a 3.7 GPA and is on her way to Arapahoe Community College to work toward becoming a teacher. “It’s important to learn and understand everything you can, and to help others do the same thing,” she said. Her teachers say HHS graduate Allison Kuhlman likes to be challenged, which will be a big asset on her path to becoming a civil engineer. “I’m really excited to go to (Colorado State University) and grateful to continue my education,” she said. Anna Abalos’ mom has no doubt her daughter will be successful. “She’s so accomplished and so structured,” she said. “I know she’ll do very well, because she’s got that work ethic. I’m very proud.” So far, so good for Abalos; she graduated from Littleton High School with a 3.8 GPA. “It’s most important, I think, to work hard and never give up on yourself,” she said.

Littleton restaurateur Romano dies at age 83 Co-founder of landmark eatery gave back to city By Jennifer Smith Neil Romano, 83, passed away on July 28. The co-founder of Romano’s Italian Restaurant on Windermere Street in Littleton had battled stage 4 lung cancer since March. “He battled cancer, as he did everything, with strength and compassion,” reads a statement by his family. “He will be missed by family, friends, employees and customers that he touched with his humor and love. And he is back with our mother, Ellie Romano, at what we know was a joyful reunion. Funeral arrangements will be announced.” Ellie Romano died in May 2012. Married on Nov. 30, 1959, the couple started Romano’s in December 1967. The Littleton restaurant has become a local favorite and a city landmark. “Little did they know what they were creating back in 1967,” son John Romano said after his mother died. The business boomed from three tables in 700 square feet to 36 tables in 5,000 square feet, and the family opened a location in Highlands Ranch seven years ago. “It was the people of Littleton that made them successful, so they gave back every chance they could,” said John Romano. Awards adorning the restaurant’s wall testify to their service, from Western Welcome Week naming them Grand Marshal in 2007, to being recognized for filling empty

Neil Romano celebrates his 75th birthday at his Littleton restaurant. Romano died July 28. Courtesy photo

bowls for Love Inc., to earning a Business Integrity Award from Littleton Rotary, to being inducted into the Foodservice Hall of Fame in 2006. The couple had three children — Susan Calhoun (Mike), John (Rachelle) and Nicholas (Charlsy) — who gave them eight granddaughters (Audrey Bartlett, Lindsey Bartlett, Molly Bartlett, Carly Calhoun, Jenna Romano, Christina Romano, Traysa Romano and Jordan Romano). For more on the life of Neil Romano, go to

Book, paper fair draws bibliophiles By Sonya Ellingboe Book lovers will want to head north to the Denver Merchandise Mart to see rare books and paper ephemera exhibited for sale by more than 80 well-recognized dealers from across the nation, including several from our south suburban area. A look at the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) website will find a list of the many dealers and specialties. (A contemporary definition for ephemera: all types of paper documents, both printed and handwritten, produced

for a specific purpose and normally intended for disposal.) Veteran bookseller Lois Harvey of West Side Books in the Highland neighborhood is chairman. The 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair is said to be the largest such event between Chicago and the West Coast. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, with a theme of “To Have and To Hold,” which means special presentations on creating collections and caring for them. For tickets and information information, go to or call 720-234-7829.

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