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Work begins on 2015 budget Englewood officials start process to prepare next year’s financial plan By Tom Munds


are telling us we need to solve,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “We don’t need to rehash the same fights we fought over last year.” But Democrats won’t have much a choice. Besides gun legislation, Cadman said that his party will introduce bills that seek “fixes” to an election reform bill last session, one that created same-day voter registration in Colorado. Also, look for a bill from House Republicans that would scale back legislation signed into law last year, which doubled the renewable-energy mandate for rural electric cooperatives. “Since it passed, the passion from the people in rural Colorado about how

Although 2014 has just begun, Englewood officials have already started preliminary discussions about next year’s budget. “Preparing the budget stretched over most of the year,” said Frank Gryglewicz, finance director. “Our office is now beginning to gather the information we need to prepare a 2015 budget forecast. I expect we’ll have an overview and begin the budget planning process $90.1 million — sometime in Projected total city revenue February.” collections for 2014 The budget $96.5 million — process beEstimated total city gins with the spending for 2014 finance depart56.4 percent — ment developAmount of city revenue ing a fiscal forethat comes from sales and cast predicting use taxes in a typical year revenues and spending for the coming year. That is followed by meetings where department directors provide preliminary estimations of spending for the year to the city manager. Additional meetings are held to evaluate spending estimates in light of forecast revenues. The city manager and department heads meet with city council a couple of times and, by November or December, the council reviews the proposed budget. This year, for the first time, the citizen’s budget advisory committee will be involved in the budget preparation process. Last year, the city council appointed several individuals to the citizen’s budget advisory committee. The committee attended meeting and briefings in 2013 to learn about the budget preparation process. This year, expectations are the residents will make budget recommendations. “Member of the citizen’s budget advisory committee will be invited to be part of the process as we establish the 2015 budget,” Gryglewicz said. “The hope is they will provide resident input to us. Perhaps that will also bring more comments from residents about the budget.” Englewood’s budget is divided according to funds. The general fund used for day-to-day operations is the largest single category. The other budget entries are for the special revenue fund, the debt service fund, the capitol project fund, the enterprise funds and the internal service funds. Gryglewicz noted Englewood has

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No one had yet ventured into Romans Park by 9 a.m. Jan. 5 to disturb the blanket of snow that was firmed up by temperatures in the teens. However, by early afternoon, the blanket was no longer undisturbed by people out for a breath of air or taking their dogs for walks. Photo by Tom Munds

A case of Denver déjà vu? Last year’s battles will surface again this legislative session By Vic Vela Going into this year’s legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle insist that their next 120 days of work will focus on jobs and the economy. But the reality is that Democrats and Republicans will spend a good portion of their time refighting old battles inside the Capitol. Polarizing issues from last year’s session — rural energy mandates; oil and gas industry regulations; election reform; and, yes, gun control — will be debated again. It’s enough to make Yogi Berra proud, because a good portion of this year’s session will seem like deja vu all over again. “When you look at the outcry from the last session, there are some things that need to be looked at again,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs. “And we will have an opportunity to fix them.” Republicans will sponsor bills that seek to undo a Democrat-sponsored gun control package that was placed into law following last year’s session. The package led to new laws that created universal background checks on gun sales; limited the amount of ammunition that a high-capacity magazine can hold; and restricted domestic violence offenders’ access to guns.

Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, speaks to reporters inside her Capitol office on Jan. 2, as Sens. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, and Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, listen. Photo by Vic Vela But Democratic leaders aren’t interested in having the same gun debates from last session, ones that led to emotionallycharged testimony and marathon committee hearings and floor votes. “We’re ready to move forward in Colorado and solve the problems that people


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Son takes family to uncharted territory Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper trail, meticulously plotted, of his son’s extraordinary expedition in unsettled lands far away, a trip of self-discovery taken like pilgrims of old, on foot, alone, depending on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. And, in this day of immediate and unceasing communication, no cell phone or laptop, therefore — for the most part — no connection to family or friends. “It did hit me, several weeks into it — he’s homeless,” Neil says. “I saw a homeless man and thought, `That’s my son,’ except he’s in a foreign land.” They call it Donovan’s Journey. But make no mistake: It’s Neil and Michelle DiLorenzo’s journey, too, one more in the life of parents, this one lived daily with a worry that hunkers in their hearts, even as they celebrate the unique courage of their child’s unusual quest. Neil: “We don’t really understand why he’s doing this.” Michelle: “It’s something that’s calling him.” Neil: “I think he felt he had to do this to discover himself, to see if he could live without the support of anyone.” For Donovan DiLorenzo, 42, the oldest of Neil and Michelle’s four children, an early career path seemed clear: Make money, lots of it. And as a marketing account executive working for top ad agencies, he was close to earning his first million before 9-11. But the devastating calamity shook him and rearranged his priorities. After researching urban school districts across the country, he decided to teach in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, a predominantly African-American neighborhood struggling with deep poverty. He earned a master’s in education while teaching there. As Katrina bore down, he delivered two carloads of Ninth Ward residents to his sister’s home in Arkansas for safety, and later re-

located them to Dallas — he still keeps in touch with the families. After Katrina, he gutted flooded homes, cooked in community kitchens and distributed supplies and information to victims. In 2006, he joined the Peace Corps and spent 28 months teaching in Malawi in southeast Africa, one of the world’s leastdeveloped countries. He returned to New Orleans, teaching in a charter school, while also housing and supporting several immigrants from Malawi. “He doesn’t have anything,” Neil says, “but he gives everything he has.” Last summer, Donovan decided to act on a new dream — a pilgrimage through the Middle East and India with the possibility of writing a book about those experiences. To prepare, he gave away all his possessions, including his cell phone and laptop. He mailed books and mementos to his parents’ Highlands Ranch home. He kept one change of clothes, a sleeping bag, a tent and his bike and began cycling to Colorado. For three weeks, Neil and Michelle didn’t know where he was, or how he was. “It was,” says Michelle, who texts her children good morning every day, “awful.” One afternoon, they spotted him riding down the street. “He looked like the UPS man,” Neil says. But Donovan’s test run had proved successful. Planning began for the big journey. “We really wanted him to buy a cell phone,” Neil says. “He refused. He didn’t want to be able to communicate with anyone.”

A friend told Neil about a lightweight GPS tracker that fits in the palm of a hand. “You’re not talking to us,” Neil told Donovan. “You’re not really communicating. At least, as long as the coordinates are moving, we’ll know you’re alive.” So, Donovan agreed. Every three days, he would activate the GPS device. Neil would plot the latitude and longitude on maps and be able to follow his route. The outgoing, friendly boy who loved sports but not hiking or being outdoors, and who often took three showers a day because he was a bit of a clean freak, strapped on Teva sandals, determined to push his boundaries even further. He boarded an airplane for Jordan Aug. 26. “This journey is really a pilgrimage of sorts,” he wrote before he left on a website set up by family to track his travels. “I’ll walk a good portion of my travels such that the journey is slower by nature, giving me more time to think, write and connect with others . . . . As in a traditional pilgrimage, I step out without many resources and see how life unfolds. Not expecting this to very easy, but meaningful.” He had enough money and a credit card to buy local clothing and necessary border and travel documents. The first night in Amman, he spent in a hotel. And then, he was on his way. The first three weeks, Neil and Michelle slept two to three hours a night. Neil developed a routine, checking email as soon as he woke to see if the GPS tracker had sent coordinates, then heading down to the kitchen for coffee with Michelle. One of the earliest locations came through Sept. 2. Neil spreads the map of Jordan, Syria and Israel on the table. His finger jabs the location he has circled in black marker. “He was trying to cross the King Hussein bridge. . . which made me nervous because he’s going from Jordan to Israel . . . ” On Sept. 6, another set of coordinates arrived. They put Donovan just south of the Sea of Galilee. “He’s two, three miles from the Syrian

border,” Neil says. “Within a day of that, Obama said we’re going to declare war. For all I knew, he knew nothing of the problem. . . . (A friend in Egypt) said he’s got to get out of there; he’s got to get a gas mask. We were just totally petrified.” Michelle misses being able to talk to Donovan every day. “I am very nervous . . . that has been really, really hard not knowing where he’s at,” she says. But “you have to let them do their own thing.” Sometimes, finding the locations doesn’t alleviate the worry. Neil folds open another map, a topographical one that seems to depict mountains and no roads. “When I see him in the middle of nowhere, like this,” he says, “it makes me even more concerned.” But Neil has become an expert map finder. What seems like mountains on one map turns out to be hills with a dirt road on another. Neil’s maps trace Donovan’s journey with careful precision. He circles the coordinate locations in black marker and writes the date, then highlights the route in yellow. Occasional emails from Donovan are carefully tagged and posted onto the website,, so that family and friends can follow, too. Neil posts information on Facebook, as well. Donovan has journaled three stories about his trip so far, also on the website. He writes about sleepless nights in the open listening to packs of wild dogs outside of Nazareth, the spontaneous kindness of strangers inviting him to tea and conversation, playing with children near the Dead Sea. After walking 661 miles through the Middle East, including a brief stay in Egypt with a friend during which he was able to call Neil and Michelle, Donovan is now walking through India. Inadequate computer and satellite networks have prevented the GPS tracker from sending coordinates. “I worry more about him getting sick Healey continues on Page 7


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Laughter, light and forgiveness fill arena Celebration of Claire Davis’ life draws thousands By Jennifer Smith “Oh my gosh, Karl, what are you doing?” Those are the words that Claire Davis’ anguished father says were her last, spoken in the split second before Karl Pierson shot her in the head. “Claire tried to shine her light on his darkness,” said Michael Davis as he addressed the thousands of people who attended the celebration of Claire’s life, held at the National Western Stock Show arena on Jan. 1. Claire’s mother, Desiree, stood by his side as the room rose in a standing ovation. Although first responders rushed Claire from Arapahoe High School to the operating room within 30 minutes of the shooting on Dec. 13, she lapsed into a coma from which she would never emerge. She died on Dec. 21. Friends and family hope the entire community will take her final words forward as it tries to heal from yet another tragedy. “Before we say or do something, we should reflect and ask ourselves that last question,” said Pastor Steve Poos-Benson of Columbine United Church. “Ask ourselves what is it we are doing, and what is it we are doing to one another?” Michael Davis asked that Claire’s legacy be the light with which she filled the lives of all who knew her. “My wife and I forgive Karl Pierson,” he said. “Karl is no longer with us. It is no longer our responsibility to judge. As each of us must do someday, Karl must face infinity alone.” He said Claire would want everyone to forgive Pierson, and would want all who mourn her to keep love alive and light in their lives. “Make love more important than hate, desperation and fear,” he said. Light and laughter seemed to fill every crevice of Claire’s life. Her boyfriend, Alex

Mourners light up the night with candles at the end of the celebration of the life of Claire Davis at the National Western Stock Show Complex on Jan. 1. Photo by Jennifer Smith Chapman, let her say how important those things were to her in her own words, by reading a letter she wrote as part of a college application. “I think laughter makes people real,” she wrote. “I love to laugh and smile and, more importantly, to make others laugh and smile.” Chapman recalled how he knew she was special the minute he laid eyes on her. “I looked at her and I said, `Wow, she would be someone amazing to be with,’” he said. “… I love Claire so much, and I always will.” Several well-known names attended the event — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Olympian and Centennial resident Missy Franklin all spoke, and Claire’s favorite band, One Direction, sent their regrets. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson was recognized with a standing ovation, and praise went out to all the first responders, including Deputy James Englert, the school-resource officer who got to the scene within seconds, and firefighters from

Littleton Fire Rescue Station 15, who rushed Claire to Littleton Adventist Hospital. But it was the people who knew Claire who brought her to life for those who didn’t. They told tales of screaming at teen-idol concerts, giggling for hours on end, making friendship bracelets, drinking milkshakes and talking about boys. “Almost every moment I spent with Claire we were laughing,” said Mary Strauss, a friend since middle school. “Over the years she taught me so much, but most importantly, how to love someone more than you love yourself.” Rebecca Johnson, Claire’s riding coach for seven years, said Claire was a fierce competitor on her horse, Graphite Gran Grannus, but rode with grace under pressure and true class. “Above all else, she was kind, and the horses knew that, and they loved her,” said Johnson, who nicknamed Claire “Fluffy Rainbow Child.” “She left me an improved woman and a better coach,” she said. “Claire was my friend,

and I loved her, and I know that love was returned.” Near the end of the ceremony, Johnson walked the horse out and retired the saddle of his fallen rider, presenting it to Claire’s mother. Poos-Benson sent the mourners home with a message to be vigilant in working to end the violence. “You need to go find the Karl Piersons in our community, and ask those Karls, `What are you doing? Where are you? We need you to be a part of us,’” he said. “You need to make sure that Karl gets help.” Claire’s parents and older brother, Alexander, thanked the community for its incredible support throughout their unimaginable ordeal. “She knew what it meant to have a friend and to be a friend,” said her father. “She was learning to find her bliss. The world was a better place with her in it, but we are coming to accept that it was time for us to return the gift to the giver.”

School door ‘was supposed to be locked’ Officials detail latest in Arapahoe High shooting investigation By George Lurie The gunman gained access to the school through an exterior door that was routinely propped open on most school days, according to the latest details from the investigation into the shooting at Arapahoe High School. “That door was supposed to be locked,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said during a Dec. 30 press briefing. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t.” When asked if a locked exterior door may have kept the Dec. 13 shooting from taking place, the sheriff replied: “I don’t believe that would have prevented this evil act. He would have found a way to enter the school.” Never once saying the name of the 18-year-old gunman, Robinson repeatedly referred to Karl Pierson as “the murderer” and said on the day he en-

tered the school with a shotgun, 125 shotgun shells, a machete and three Molotov cocktails, Pierson had “an absolute focus on doing the maximum amount of harm.” One new detail the sheriff revealed at the briefing: On the morning of the shooting, Pierson “went bowling, alone.” Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who was shot point blank by Pierson and later died, “was exactly where she had a right to be” on the day of the shooting, Robinson said. “Claire was preparing herself for her future.” Robinson credited James Englert, the sheriff’s deputy stationed at the high school as the school resource officer, with preventing additional bloodshed by responding immediately to the shots fired — “running to the thunder, exactly what our deputies are trained to do.” Robinson confirmed that Pierson fired five shots and set fire to a library bookshelf before taking his own life with a sixth shot in the back of the school library. “We are confident the murderer knew Deputy Englert and the (unarmed) school security officer [Rod

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Young musicians to exhibit talents Strings Attached concert scheduled for Jan. 12 at Englewood Middle School By Tom Munds Expect smiles and possibly an occasional case of stage fright Jan. 12 when Strings Attached students perform in the 3 p.m. concert at the Englewood Middle School Auditorium, 300 W. Chenango Ave. “The program will showcase the talents of our students. We even have included having our students perform some music from the Nutcracker,” said Ben Tompkins, head program instructor. “This year’s concert will be a little different because we have expanded the program a bit. For years, the program focused on teaching violin, viola and cello. This year, we offer students the opportunity to learn to play the guitar and the piano. Englewood brought back instrumental music lessons for elementary school students in 2002 with the creation of the voluntary after-school Strings Attached program. Strings Attached students attend a

once-a-week, 45-minute group lesson after school and are expected to practice at least 10 minutes a day between classes. “Participation in the program has grown,” Tompkins said. “We have about 135 students in the program this year, up from about 90 students last year. Part of the growth could be the addition of the guitar lessons as we have 35 to 40 students learning the guitar.” Growth has also brought changes to the overall program with Trish Tucker serving as administrator and Eric Bertoluzzi overseeing the program. “We have established an administrative structure for the program because it had grown too large for one individual to manage,” Tompkins said. “However, the lesson programs have not changed. Members of Englewood Arts, an all-volunteer program focused on promoting arts education and performances, spearheaded creation of Strings Attached in 2002 to bring back instrumental music instruction for Englewood elementary school students. Organizers partnered with Kid Quest, the school district’s after-school program, to offer the violin lessons at two elementary schools in 2002. The first year, 41 students signed up for the violin sessions. The

Young musicians perform together during a 2013 Strings Attached concert. Strings Attached is a voluntary, afterschool program teaching students to play musical instruments. Strings Attached will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Englewood Middle School Auditorium. File photo program’s popularity grew and eventually lessons are now offered the district’s four elementary schools plus one school in Sheridan. Since it was started, the program expanded to offer the young musicians the option of learning to play the viola or the cello and this year offered for students to

home occupation rules discussed Council considers amendments to protect integrity of R1A zone By Tom Munds Work continues on proposals to change the city’s rules on home occupations, including changes with restrictions that would, for the first time, permit home occupations in the R1A zoned districts. The city regulations define the R1A area as primarily a neighborhood of single homes built on a large lot. Other residential zoned districts have different definitions as to the size of the lot and the makeup of the neighborhood. For example, an R1B zone is a single house on a medium-size lot. Current regulations specify home occupation rules for most residential and mixed-use zoned districts while prohibiting home occupations in the R1A zoned district. The city council discussion at the Jan. 6 study session suggested amendments to the proposed regulation that would allow home occupations in R1A district with a number of restrictions aimed at protecting the residential character of the R1A neighborhoods. The council’s effort to change the homeoccupation regulations began last year. On Dec. 2, the city council reviewed the proposed ordinance modifying home occupation regulations scheduled to be considered that night on first reading. On that date, the council opted to bring the issue to the regular meeting for a first-reading vote and not hold a Dec. 16 public hearing on the issue. They also decided to hold a January study session to consider other possible changes Chris Neubecker, senior planner, said on Jan. 6 that community development listened to city council comments Dec. 2 and tried to craft an ordinance allowing home

occupations in R1A zone while protecting the integrity of the zone. He also noted the planning and zoning commission was instrumental in the proposed ordinance that allows home occupations in the R1A district. The commission approved allowing home occupations in the R1A district but the only additional restriction they recommended was prohibition of signs advertising the business in that district. “I want you to know I don’t like this proposal as it is and I think other councilmembers agree,” Councilmember Jill Wilson said. “I believe our intent was to establish regulations that allow office-style businesses in R1A district with restrictions that would not allow customer visits or other business-related operations in order to protect the integrity of the neighborhood.” Several councilmembers agreed and discussed how they could change the proposed ordinance. City Attorney Dan Brotzman told the council that the proposal forwarded from the planning and zoning commission would be presented for consideration on first reading. “The council can’t change the wording of the proposal,” he said. “However, my office will seek to establish the wording of amendments the council can propose making to the proposal.” It was further noted that the changes would apply to all residential and mixeduse zones. Some of the amendments the council might propose include allowing office-style businesses in the R1A zone, putting restrictions in R1A to limit or prohibit serving clients at the home and removing the size restriction on home offices. The proposed regulations will be brought to the city council at an upcoming meeting. It could appear on the Jan. 20 agenda but probably won’t be on the meeting agenda until February.


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learn to play the guitar or the piano. “I expect the program to continue to grow,” Tompkins said. “I believe the addition of guitar and piano lessons will help us keep more kids because it offers an opportunity for individuals to learn to play new and different instruments.”

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night will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 14

Jan. 15

ThE EnglEwood School Board will meet at 7 p.m. The meeting is held in the community room at the Maddox building, 700 W. Mansfield Ave.

ThE chErrElyn Science Fair will be held at 5:30 p.m.

EnglEwood School District STudEnTS will not be in class in Englewood Schools Jan. 20, 21 and 22. Schools and the administrative building are closed Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The schools are closed Jan. 21 because it is a teacher work day and schools are closed Jan. 22 because faculty members are attended staff development programs.

BiShop ElEmEnTary School 3100 S. Elati St. Ph: 303-761-1496 Jan. 10 STudEnTS and staff are encouraged to wear green

EnglEwood middlE School 300 w. Chenango Ave. Ph: 303-7817817 Jan. 10 ThE BoyS basketball team will play Kent Denver. At all home basketball games, the seventh-graders play at 4 p.m. and eighth-graders play at 5 p.m. Jan. 13 ThE girlS basketball team will play Platte River Academy.

Jan. 14 ThE BoyS basketball team will play Elizabeth.

during Spirit Day.


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ThE BoyS basketball team plays Cherry Hills.

Back To school night will be held at 6:30 p.m. to review the new progress report system.

ThErE will be a concert by the middle school and elementary school bands and the middle school choir at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

clayTon ElEmEnTary School 4600 S. Fox St. Ph: 303-781-7831 Jan. 10 FourTh-gradErS will take a trip to the state capitol. chErrElyn ElEmEnTary School 4500 S. Lincoln St., Ph: 303-761-2102 Jan. 1o ThE parEnT-TEachEr Organization-sponsored movie

Jan. 16 ThE BoyS basketball team will play Front Range. colorado’S FinEST Alternative High School 2323 w. Baker Ave. Ph: 303-934-5786 Jan. 16 a STudEnT expo will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. where students display and explain projects they have completed or are working on.


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Focus on hearing with your heart So last week I talked about the importance of speaking kindly and lovingly to one another, sincere flattery, and being intentional in our effort to show how we truly feel. That was the “speaking” part, but what happens when it comes to listening to what is being said to us, and actually hearing it? Too often I witness a game of verbal ping-pong. You know the game where one person offers a compliment and the recipient feels like they must say something nice in return. And then the game begins, a back-and-forth, to-and-fro endless string of niceties shared with one another. If truly sincere, it is a loving and awesome display to watch. If it is just chatter, I hate to be the bearer of the bad and obvious news, the insincerity is very clear to everyone around, including the two people in the game. Let’s challenge the thinking a little bit here. What if, and I am just saying what if, the person who receives the first compliment and listens with their ears, lets it settle in, and truly hears it with their heart?

Perhaps what might have started as a cordial conversation just to say something nice, could actually turn into a meaningful discussion between two or more people where everyone feels good about the outcome. Something good can come from everything and every encounter. The problem is that too often we want to rush in and compete in the conversation and feel it necessary to say something nice back to the other person. What if we were a little more patient in our response? What if we listened with

letter to the editor If you don’t have something nice to say Re: Michael Norton’s Jan. 3 column Mr. Norton, One of the phrases in your column, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” brought back a memory from a standup comedian who appeared on the Ed Sullivan show back in the early 1960s. Her name was Moms Mabley. She was talking about a nasty uncle who had

recently passed away. She was commenting on how he was not a very nice person and then she suddenly stopped and said, “You know what they say. If you can’t say something good about a person, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. Well, he’s dead…good.” I have no idea why I remember that. Good article on flattery, Michael. Michael H. Kennedy Centennial

Washington can learn from Colorado For many Americans, 2013 was an eventful year. For Coloradans, it tested our resilience, our courage and our willpower. We fought the most destructive wildfire in our history (Black Forest), as well one of the largest (West Fork), only to be hit by unprecedented flooding less than three months later. Meanwhile, farmers in the southeastern corner of our state endured months of unending drought that has crippled their harvests and threatened their livelihood. And as the year came to a close another high school was left rattled by senseless and horrible violence. Coloradans, as usual, showed their mettle and have come together in every corner of the state to support one another, recover, rebuild, and carry on. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true of Congress. The first session of the 113th Congress has been called one of the least effective in the history of the United States. Partisan gridlock has halted progress on a variety of issues critical to Colorado’s success, including immigration, education, and a national food and farming policy. Most frustrating was the manufactured government shutdown that left thousands without a paycheck and reduced our gross domestic product by $24 billion. But in true Colorado fashion, our delegation — Democrats and Republicans — found ways to work together and put Colorado first. While we didn’t agree on every issue, in times of crisis we worked across the aisle to make sure federal resources were available for rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts. As of early December, we secured more than $136 million in grants and low-interest loans to help Coloradans in areas affected by the floods. We also secured nearly $20 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Funding to fund watershed conservation and erosion prevention

for communities recovering from the High Park and Waldo Canyon Fires. The delegation also pushed Congress to maintain the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program that helps our local communities offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land. PILT payments help counties provide critical services, such as police, fire protection, emergency response, and infrastructure. And we worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to preserve funding for the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program. It measures Colorado’s snowpack, providing essential information for water managers who must know how much water they can expect in the coming months. For avid hikers in southern Colorado, we were able to trim bureaucracy to help “officially” legalize the Manitou Incline for public use. Now thousands of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the pleasure of surmounting this popular and legendary vertical mile trail. Big issues wait for us in this new year. Among them, we need to pass a Farm Bill to provide Colorado’s farmers and ranchers with the security, stability, and resources they need to continue providing food, fuel and fiber for the country. We need to fix our broken immigration system to secure or borders, strengthen our economy and create a path forward for immigrants living in the shadows. And we need Bennet continues on Page 7

our ears and heard it, really heard it with our hearts? We just might realize that the other person has said something profound and is truly trying to be sincere and nice. When we rush right back into it with our own compliment, we may even hurt their feelings as they feel like we didn’t take the time to appreciate what it is that they actually said. Listening with our ears and hearing with our hearts really are two different things. When we only listen with our ears we sometimes rush to judgment or feel the need to start the volley of verbal pingpong. When we hear with our hearts, we are looking at the other person beyond what it is we see at face value. And we look for ways to thank them, maybe even ask more questions about their compliment or their intentions. Flattery will get you everywhere, sincere flattery that is. And when we learn to hear with our hearts for the positive attitude, good-natured intentions, and sincere compliment we will begin to enjoy a much

healthier relationship with all of those around us. And for those of you who just have a hard time accepting a compliment, this is definitely the advice for you. Listen with your ears, but slow down and hear things with your heart. You will come to accept accolades and praises with much greater ease. So in 2014 let’s focus on speaking loving, kind, and sincere sentiments to one another, and at the same time, let’s focus on hearing those very same kind and loving words with our hearts and not just our ears. I would love to hear all about your commitment to make 2014 a year of speaking kind words and hearing with your hearts at, because when you apply both to your life, each and every week will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corp. and the CEO/founder of www.

Catch some bass? No thanks The car next to you at the red light is throbbing with bass. What do you do? Do you throb with bass too? Not me. I don’t want to wind up like Pete Townsend and have to say “Huh?” for the rest of my life. There’s really not much you can do. You risk a lot if your give him the finger or even glare. Chances are it’s someone under 21 whose insurance rates have been climbing after a series of motoring incidents. The five and a half years he spent in high school were far out. And mom and dad never said a word to him about civility. Our highways are very democratic. You have as much right to them if you are a dolt as you do if you are on your way to give a lecture to a graduate seminar at DU. You may be the pick of the pack at home or at work, but in between, on the streets, you are just another motorist. We already have a lane for high occupancy vehicles. (Which, by the way, means two. Does that sound like high occupancy to you?) I think it would be wonderful if we could further distinguish motoring lanes. For example: a high-IQ occupancy lane. How about a lane for anyone who doesn’t wear his pants lower than his underwear? A lane just for UCLA alumni would be fine with me. A lane for anyone who doesn’t talk with their hands.

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A lane for anyone who doesn’t pull their soup. A lane for anyone who knows that a medium-sized cumulus cloud weighs about the same as 80 elephants. The dog and I are sitting there at the light today, next to AC/DC. I wondered if he knows that Angus Young is a big Louis Armstrong fan. Probably not. It’s rarely a girl. It’s never someone my age. Unless they throbbed the bass when they were much younger, and maybe now they do have to crank it too. A Zen Buddhist friend of mine would say, “Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing.” I try to keep that in mind, especially when AC/DC turns into Aerosmith. I wonder if he knows that Joe Perry manufactures condiments. Probably not. It might make a difference if the music were any good, but it never is. It’s never Django Reinhart. It’s never Miles Davis. It’s never Chopin. It’s always Motorhead. Smith continues on Page 7

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to develop a bipartisan budget plan that materially reduces the deficit and puts our country on a more sustainable fiscal

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Every time this happens I feel a little older. I look in the rear view mirror and see my life back there, back when I might have had the Yardbirds turned up. What if a kid in the car next to me were listening to “Heart Full of Soul”? Maybe I would

path. If Washington can learn from the example Colorado has set, we will have the opportunity get back to work for the American people and to begin to meet the challenges facing our nation. My new year’s resolution is to remain committed to working with any Republi-

can or Democrat who wants to find thoughtful, innovative solutions that will ensure our competitiveness and leadership in the 21st century.

give him a pass. I don’t like bass to begin with. I zero it out in my car and in my home. If I want a pounding sensation in my head, I’ll just use a rubber mallet. Driving around in an automobile, ball cap on backwards, music loud, has to make you feel alive and maybe even someone when you are not. Look at me. You can’t ignore me. You’re

stuck with me now. One day coincidentally, Throbbing Bass and I pulled into the same parking lot and walked to the same store. I said, “You like that Black Sabbath, don’t you?” He just said, “Huh?”

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it’s going to be detrimental to them has not let up,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland. “If the rural peoples’ voice is wanting to be beard, I hope that Ferrandino and his crew will at least take a look at that.” The House GOP will introduce a slate of bills that would reduce regulations on small businesses and will focus on helping economies in rural communities, DelGrosso said. DelGrosso said that last year’s session was more “left-centric” than what Coloradans had bargained for. He said that voters’ resentment over major pieces of Democrat-sponsored legislation was apparent during the recall election losses by Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo. Evie Hudak of Westminster resigned rather than face her own recall attempt. “I think some of the gun debate obviously started that, but I think overall the folks

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struggled financially over the past few years. Revenues have been flat or declined while the cost of operating a full-service city has risen steadily with increases in the cost for utilities and supplies. Additionally, higher health-insurance costs and wage increases have also had an impact. This year’s budget was built over about nine months and adopted in December 2013 and was based on 2014 revenue and spending forecasts. The 2014 budget that was adopted by the city council expects Englewood’s total revenue collections would be about $90.1 million and estimated spending for the year would be $96.5 million. “The total revenue and spending figures for 2014 do not balance,” Gryglewicz said. “However, the individual funds will make up the difference between revenues and spending by drawing on reserves in order to balance the budget.” Englewood’s general fund makes up almost 44 percent of the total city budget and 70 to 80 percent of the general fund is earmarked for personnel costs. For 2014, the projected general fund revenues are forecast to be about $40.9 million while spending is expected to be about $42.1 million. Much of the difference will be made up by about $1.2 million in fund transfers from other city funds. Each year, the city’s general fund depends heavily on revenues from the sales and use taxes that make up about 56.4 percent of all city revenues. Sales tax revenue is generated as customers are required to pay 3.5 percent

that were voting in the recall election were like, ‘I don’t think the people representing us were focusing on us,’” DelGrosso said. Ferrandino rejects that assertion. He said that gun background checks are working and that the voices among Colorado’s rural community are being heard. The House speaker pointed to legislation passed last year that provided grants to help rural communities diversify their economies and a separate bill that created a health and social services center inside Bent County’s Fort Lyon Correctional Facility. Ferrandino also reminded his Republican colleagues that debate was never cut off last year, on any issue. “I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure everybody has a voice,” the House speaker said. “Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean your voice isn’t being heard. While it’s a good talking point for the other side, the facts don’t support that assertion.” Ferrandino said that the first priority of the House will be to work on flood and wildfire legislation, which should come with strong bipartisan support. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Au-

sales tax on taxable items. Sales tax is not charged on groceries but is charged by restaurants and fast food outlets. “Sales and use taxes fluctuate with the economy,” Gryglewicz said. “Since it is hard to predict the up and down trends in the economy, the same holds true for collection of sales taxes.” When there is a dip in the economy, there is a dip in sales tax collection. For example the total sales and use taxes generated about $22.6 million in revenues 2008. The recession hit in 2009 and sales and use tax collections declined. However, as an indication the economy is improving, the 2012 sales and use tax collections were near the 2008 level as the city collected about $22.4 million. Englewood’s finance department issues sales tax licenses to businesses within the city limits as well as businesses outside the city. Issuing Englewood sales tax licenses to businesses beyond the city limits is done because those businesses outside the city that that sell and deliver merchandise to Englewood residents are required to charge Englewood city sales tax on the item. If the resident picks up the item at the store outside the city, the business is not required to charge Englewood sales tax. Each year, new businesses start up and there are businesses that close their doors for good. Through November 2013, Englewood records show 175 businesses closed, which included 97 outside city limits. During the same period, 367 licenses were issued to firms opening their doors, which included 229 outside city limits. The finance department also reviewed the sales-tax records of 62 businesses and reported 39 of the businesses showed improvement in collections while 23 showed a decline in sales tax collections.

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and if he gets sick what is he going to do,” Michelle says. “I pray every day that he doesn’t get sick.” “It’s the unknown,” Neil says, “and how is he going to handle it.” Through scarce emails, they knew Donovan had traveled in December to a well-known ashram in Puttaparthi to meditate and study awhile. “He’s right here,” Neil says, pointing to the town north of Bangalore. “I feel he’s in a safer place. The only negative is I don’t hear from him every three days.” Despite the worry, their son’s adventure leaves them in awe. “I envy what he’s doing,” says Neil, an avid hiker. “I wish I would have thought of something like this. . . . ” “I feel he has a calling and we’re behind him the whole way — we will support him always,” Michelle says. “I just wish he’d be home.”

rora, said the first bill out the Senate aims to curb escalating college tuition costs that are “crippling a generation of opportunity for kids.” Carroll also previewed legislation that seeks reduce the financial burden on parents for child care costs. Carroll said that she expects legislation on oil and gas industry regulations. She said there is “a good chance” that the Senate will pass legislation that died last year, which would raise fines on companies for toxic spills. Carroll is not naïve to the new reality in the Senate. Because of the recall election efforts, her party’s majority has been reduced to a single vote. She is hopeful that Senate Republicans will support many Democratic bills, but acknowledges that some battles will be difficult. “The 18-17 vote really matters,” she said.

On Jan. 3, Neil checked his email to find a priceless New Year’s gift — a message from Donovan, the first since Dec. 20. “The path has changed a bit,” Donovan wrote. “I feel the need to pay respects to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.” He is headed to their ashrams. Although he mentioned possibly returning to Colorado in May and that he had experienced some “tenuous times,” he also noted he wanted to spend three months working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. “Obviously, as things unfold, he wants to do more and more things,” Neil says, “but it’s kind of hard to see what he will do for sure.” So, Michelle and Neil wait. It’s all they can do. “He is,” Michelle says, “always in my prayers and in my mind.” Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-566-4110.

Carroll hopes the two sides can move beyond partisan politics this session. “The people really are sick of bickering,” she said. “They’re sick of partisan mudslinging. They’re tired of excuses. They frankly don’t want to hear it. They don’t want to know who is to blame for what; they just want us to get the job done.” Meanwhile, Cadman insists that his party isn’t over-estimating Coloradans’ “outcry” from last year, by trying to undo laws that are already on the books. “We’re not proposing legislation based on reactions,” he said. “We are proposing legislation based on fixing the things we think (Democrats) did wrong. So it’s not a popularity contest. This about doing what we feel is right and, frankly, correcting what we feel was wrong. Period.”

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Drinking healthy in the new year Metro Creative Connection


ea is a popular beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries. An estimated three billion cups of tea are consumed across the globe every day, with many people looking to tea when they are sick or to prevent illness. As popular as tea has become, certain misconceptions about tea have spread over the years. The following can clear up some of the more common misunderstandings about tea. Myth: Different tea varieties come from different types of tea plants. Fact: Commercial tea comes only from the leaves of the camelia sinensis plant. Different methods of processing determine which variety of tea is produced. Black and oolong tea develops from oxidizing and fermenting tea leaves, while green tea is produced by steaming wilted leaves. Myth: Adding milk to tea negates the health

benefits. Fact: According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the same amount of catechins, which are antioxidants associated with a reduced risk of some diseases, can be absorbed tea that contains milk as tea that does not. Myth: Anything with the name “tea� is true tea. Fact: Only tea from tea plants constitutes real tea. Herbal varieties of tea are actually tisanes made from flowers and bark of other plants. Myth: Fruits and vegetables contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than tea. Fact: Research indicates that tea has about 10 times the amount of antioxidants of vegetables and fruit. Individuals who consume reduced-calorie diets often find tea that is a good, no-calorie source of antioxidants. Myth: Antioxidants can turn back aging. Fact: Antioxidants may contribute to personal longevity, but they cannot reverse signs of aging. Antioxidants have been known to neutralize free

radicals in the body that can contribute to many different diseases, including various forms of cancer. Myth: Tea never goes bad. Fact: It may take some time for properly stored tea to spoil, but the level of antioxidants in tea does begin to diminish after a few months. Research by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicates catechins in green tea decrease by 32 percent in just six months. Tea is most beneficial to human health when it is consumed within six months of its production. Myth: Tea has much less caffeine than coffee. Fact: The amount of caffeine in tea can vary. The average amount of caffeine in tea ranges from 14 to 61 mg per eight-ounce cup. Coffee, on the other hand, can contain between 27 and 200 mg per serving. Myth: Hot tea is better for you than cold tea. Fact: As long as the tea is steeped in water long enough, both hot and cold tea provide the same bang for your buck.


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Meeting to focus on youth sports’ future Question of which agency will handle programs on table By Tom Munds The subject of what agency will provide youth sports programs in Englewood in the future will be explored at the meeting that will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 in the community room on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center. “The city parks and recreation program will put on the summer baseball program this year but that will be the last youth sports program we will offer,” said Gerald Black, parks and recreation director. In a letter sent to members of youth sports programs and the Englewood school district, Black explained the changes are a result of the need to meet 2014 budget requirements. For years, Englewood Parks and Recreation Department offered an extensive youth sports program that included baseball, basketball and tackle football. A few years ago, the department abolished the tacklefootball program, which led to the creation of the Englewood Youth Football Association. The association grew, offering competitive baseball, softball and basketball programs so the name was changed to the Englewood Youth Sports Association. Also, the middle school established separate seventhand eighth-grade basketball teams for boys and girls. “We don’t really know where we will go from here now that the recreation department is no longer doing youth sports programs,” said Debbie Penn, EYSA board member and community relations representative. “There are options available but we’ll have to see how programs develop.” She said Jan. 16 is a brainstorming session about the future of youth sports programs. Penn said issues include access to facilities at fees that keep youth sports participation costs reasonable for Englewood families. She added that the association is currently operated by a small group of volunteers. “We’ll need some volunteers to help us if we add additional programs or expand our existing programs,” she said. “The current handful of association volunteers can’t efficiently operate expanded programs.”

Organ donors always needed More than 2,000 people in Colorado await a transplant By Jennifer Smith If Joseph Gutierrez could give thanks this holiday season for the best gift he ever got, this is what he would say: “Thanks for having a son or daughter who was selfless in becoming a donor, because it helped save my life and my arm.” And if Carol Hutchinson-Stepp could accept such thanks, she would say: “It feels really wonderful to know that there’s still a part of our son here that’s alive. Not being able to see those eyes is a tragedy, but those eyes allowed two other people to see. … Hopefully whoever has his eyes are seeing birds for the first time, or their children for the time, through his eyes.” Roxborough resident Gutierrez and Littleton resident Hutchinson-Stepp don’t know each other, and neither of them know who their words should go to. But they both know that organ donation benefits both the recipient and the families of the deceased. Hutchinson-Stepp’s 25-year-old stepson, C. Jay, died in February 2012 of congestive heart failure. It was completely unexpected, as the fun-loving young man was rarely sick. “We saw him in January for the Super Bowl,” she remembers. “We had no idea he was that sick. “He died Feb. 29, so the anniversary of his death is only every four years. Even in death, he did it his own way. The tears still come, and they probably always will. He lived his own life and had his own path, and we’re proud of him for that.” She says when the family realized he had made the “very adult, grown-up decision” to be an organ donor, Organ continues on Page 13

Parents, family members and friends filled most available bleacher seats during this youth basketball game at the Englewood Recreation Center. The program was sponsored by the city recreation department but the department will no longer offer youth sports programs after this summer’s baseball leagues. Photo by Tom Munds

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RTD routes change with the year Bus, light rail trips see modifications By Tom Munds Changes became effective Jan. 1 on about 80 Regional Transportation District bus and light rail routes. The district makes adjustments to bus and light rail service three times a year to meet changes ridership or bus travel times. On Jan. 1, the majority of impacted routes will see schedule changes including a few area routes. Only one route, the YL route serving Lyons and Longmont, was eliminated. Most Jan. 1 route changes involve scheduling. On some routes, the frequency of service is changed, often to accommodate higher ridership during rush hours. On other routes, some scheduled trips on a route that have at low ridership are being discontinued. For information about schedule changes, go to the website at and click on the tab marked schedule changes. “Our service development group

tracks schedules and ridership,” said Scott Reed, RTD public affairs officer. “Generally, changes come three times a year. For example, we adjust schedules when students return to school in August. “We also may make schedule changes at the request of a community to meet increased ridership demands because of new businesses or facilities.” He also said that the times on scheduled sometimes need to be adjusted because of impacts to bus travel time such as road construction or increased traffic volume. Even as new service changes begin, RTD is working on the changes scheduled for May. 11. Two of the major RTD changes in May involve the opening of Union Station as a transportation hub plus the scheduled opening of the new Free MetroRide, a shuttle bus from Union Station to the Denver Civic Center. Two meetings are scheduled for Jan. 29 to discuss these and other proposed May service changes. Both meetings will be at the RTD Administrative Building at 1600 Blake St. in Denver. One meeting is at noon and there will be a second meeting covering the same material at 6 p.m.

About 80 Regional Transportation Authority bus and light rail routes were subject to changes on Jan. 1. Most changes involved schedule adjustments. File photo

South Metro Denver SBDC Announces Winners and Graduates of Fall 2013 Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series by Natalie Harden, South Metro Denver SBDC The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) graduated its most recent Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series for Entrepreneurs and Start-up participants on December 4th. The graduation ceremony was held at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, where participants have been spending one evening a week for the past twelve weeks gaining instruction on how to write a comprehensive business plan. In attendance were Darrell Schulte, President of the Colorado Business Bank Littleton Branch; John Brackney, President/CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber; and Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the South Metro Denver SBDC. Colorado Business Bank is the corporate sponsor of the Leading Edge Strategic Planning Series Program. Twelve participants participated in the course and were awarded with certificates recognizing their accomplishment. At the end of the course, participants were invited to submit their business plans into a class competition, with three winners being chosen and announced at the graduation ceremony. Jon Ewoniuk of Stash won first place and was awarded $300; Cindy Weist of Western States Sales won second place and received $200; and Andra Lewis of Blush and Birch won third place and was awarded $100. “The twelve participants spent a great deal of time and energy in researching, writing and creating their business plans. We applaud their accomplishment. Our instructor Stefanie Dalgar of Dalgar Communications, LLC, guided the participants through the coursework with ease and expertise allowing existing and start-up entrepreneurs to contribute

South Metro Denver Chamber Hosts Annual Legislative Reception On Wednesday, December 18, 2013 the South Metro Denver Chamber hosted its annual legislative reception. The event, held in the atrium at Columbia College’s Aurora campus, was attended by more than 50 business leaders from the south metro area and 7 state legislators. The program began with a toast delivered by Andrew Graham, owner of Clinic Service. Senators Linda Newell (D-Littleton) and David Balmer (R-Centennial) joined Representatives Angela Williams (D-Denver), Chris Holbert (R-Parker), Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough), Daniel Kagan (D-Cherry Hills / Englewood), and Spencer Swalm (R-Centennial) to provide a recap of the 2013 legislative session and a preview of the 2014 legislative session. Major themes included job creation and easing the burden on small businesses. John Brackney, President & CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber applauded the legislators’ bipartisan tone. “We were all encouraged to see how much these legislators respect each other and we urge them to work together throughout the session for the benefit of our state.” Jeff Wasden, the Chamber’s Vice-Chair of Public Affairs echoed those sentiments and expressed the gratitude of the business community for the legislators’ service to South Metro Denver. Carol Braverman, co-owner of Mountaintop Acupuncture, enjoyed both the presenters and those present: “[It was] so interesting to hear each legislator’s achievements and upcoming agendas, and the attendees were equally engaging.” The Chamber thanks the event’s presenting sponsor Clinic Service, venue sponsor Columbia College, and catering sponsor Sava Catering. For more information on the Chamber’s public policy activities and future politically oriented events such as our Chamber Day at the Capitol on February 26th, join the South Metro Denver Business Leaders for Responsible Government at or contact the Chamber Director of Public Policy, Patrick Pratt, at 303-795-0142.

Calendar of Events

For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, January 9th: Women in Leadership: Open House Forum with Chamber Board Members WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Leading Edge graduates demonstrate their enthusiasm for the program. (l to r) Julie Melville, Stefanie Dalgar, Cindy Weist, Andra Lewis, Wade Owen, Charles Tamale.

to the growth of our South Metro economy,” said McGilley. To learn more about the Leading Edge™ Strategic Planning Series, visit or call 303-795-0142. The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado’s institutions of higher education, and local development organizations.

Friday, January 10th: Economic Development Group Breakfast: Current Development Projects in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Greater Littleton Youth Initiative WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Monday, January 13th: STEM-EC: Science Technology Engineering Math in South Metro Denver WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Tuesday, January 14th: Business Bible Study Chamber Library, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Business After Hours hosted by Volcano Restaurant 10440 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial Wednesday, January 15th: STEM-EC: Douglas County Schools Site Visit Location TBD PowerPoint Dynamic Design Tricks Mission Critical Systems-DTC, 7384 S. Alton Way, Suite 201, Centennial Southwest Metro Business Alliance: Business Best Practices The Peak Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton Thursday, January 16th: Health & Wellness Initiative Board of Advisors WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Health & Wellness Initiative: Health Care Reform - The Freight Train is Here! WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial Quarterly Meetup for Profit: Building Business Using Social Marketing WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial

Chamber President & CEO John Brackney speaks to the crowd at the Annual Legislative Reception. (l to r): Rep. Spencer Swalm, Rep. Daniel Kagan, John Brackney, Rep. Polly Lawrence (behind Brackney), Rep. Chris Holbert, Rep. Angela Williams, Senator David Balmer, Senator Linda Newell, Jeff Wasden.

Friday, January 17th: Social Marketing for Business: Generating New Leads WhippleWood Conference Center at the Chamber, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Centennial


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Judge reduces Donohue’s sentence Six-month reduction of 10-year prison term ordered By Tom Munds Conner Donohue, the hit and run driver in the crash that killed Englewood detective Jeremy Bitner, had his 10-year sentence reduced by six months by order of 18th Judicial District Judge Marilyn Antrim. Donohue’s attorneys requested a resentencing hearing and it was granted Jan. 3. Lisa Pinto, information officer for the 18th Judicial District, reported the district attorney’s office opposed the defense request for a two-year sentence reduction. Both sides presented witnesses. Donohue

sought the sentence reduction in order to be eligible for one of the rehabilitation programs available. It has been reported the judge noted factors such as the fact Donohue had no criminal record prior to Donohue the crash and his good behavior in prison in handing down her ruling, reducing Donohue’s sentence by six months. District Attorney George Brauchler issued a statement that said he respected the judge’s decision and the reality is that a six-month reduction in a 10-year prison sentence only makes Donohue eligible for parole two to three months earlier. “The bigger issue here is the weakness

and inequity of Colorado law in this area,” Brauchler continued. “When a person who breaks someone’s nose in a bar fight faces more mandatory prison than a drunk driver who runs over a police officer leaving that same bar, the law is broken.” The decision to reduce the sentence didn’t sit well with the Englewood police. “We felt a just sentence was handed down on May 31,” said John Collins, police chief. “Unfortunately, the interests of the defendant to get into a rehabilitation program now outweighed what was, at best, an appropriate sentence.” Donohue pleaded guilty Feb. 22, 2013 to felony charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident caus-

ing death. He also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on May 31. The charges were filed as a result of the hit-and-run crash that happened just after midnight May 28, 2012 on Broadway just south of Belleview Avenue. Donohue was driving the car that hit officer Bitner and Kevin Montoya, the motorist Bitner had pulled over for a traffic violation. Donohue then sped off but he was stopped and arrested short time later by Littleton police. Bitner, a Centennial resident, died as a result of the injuries he received and Montoya survived his injuries, Two hours after the crash, Donohue, a Littleton resident, had a blood-alcohol level of .252 when he struck Bitner and the other man.

POLICE BRIEFS Felony suspect arrested Investigation of a suspicious person led to the arrest of a man on a felony warrant that had been issued. Employees in a business in the 400 block of West Hampden Avenue called police about 3:20 a.m. Dec. 26 to report a suspicious person in the bathroom.


The suspect was taken to Arapahoe County Jail on the felony warrant and could face additional charges related to possession of methamphetamine.

The man had left the business when police arrived but officers stopped him outside the firm. A routine check showed a felony warrant had been issued for the man’s arrest. Officers took him into custody and when officers searched the subject they found he was carrying methamphetamine.

found the front window had been smashed and no one was found inside the building when it was searched by police. Officers also checked the area but didn’t find the suspect. A business representative told police an empty cash register draw was apparently the

burglarized a business in the 2900 block of South Broadway. Officers went to the location about 6:20 a.m. Dec. 31 to investigate a break-in alarm at the location. The alarm company told police they could see someone moving around inside the business. When officer arrived, they

Burglary reported Englewood police continue looking for the individual who

only thing taken.

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Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

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Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m.

Open and Welcoming

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Sunday Worship

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Methodist Church 


1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047

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

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am 303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510


You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

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Lone Tree

Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506


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

303 798 6387

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

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

Pastor Mark Brewer

JAN. 24-26, 2014

Community Church of Religious Science Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel


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

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

4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80134 Office (303) 841-3836


Congregation Beth Shalom Join us at Sheraton Denver Tech Center 7007 S Clinton Street in Greenwood Village


Sunday Service

& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.

Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.


www.P a r k er C C R P.O. Box 2945—Parker CO 80134-2945

Free parking Current Study:


8:45 am & 10:30 am

New Thought...Ancient Wisdom

Spiritual Ancestry

Singles, Couples, Marrieds and Families of all ages are welcome.

Sunday Worship

at the Parker Mainstreet Center

10 am every Sunday

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Connect – Grow – Serve

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Friday 7PM, Sat. 7PM, Sunday 10:45AM & 6PM

Denver Tech Center

Meets at the Marriott DTC


Church of Christ

Public welcome.

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

“Loving God - Making A Difference”

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Welcome Home!

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

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

Lone Tree

9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

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Little Blessings Day Care

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United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop 10926 E. Democrat Rd. Parker, CO • 10am Worship 303-841-2808


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Education Hour: Sunday 9:15am Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739

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Birthday cake fit for a king Don’t blame it on LeBron James, but the Denver Nuggets lost to him and his Miami Heat team on his birthday Dec. 30. Sugarmill, the new bakery owned by celebrated local chef Troy Guard, crafted a birthday cake for the Miami Heat superstar. It was a red velvet masterpiece, which apparently gave him and his team good luck, much to our chagrin. Oh well, we’ll be good sports and wish James a very belated happy 29th birthday!

ABOVE: “On to Greener Pastures” by Jay Moore is exhibited Jan 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center. RIGHT: “Song of March,” oil on canvas by Jay Moore, is exhibited Jan. 11 through March 8 at the PACE Center in Parker. Courtesy photos

Moore’s paintings presented at PACE

Tropical Smoothie grows

Exhibit includes artist’s personal process

color sketches, journal entries about weather, etc. and photographs that eventually lead to a final finished large By Sonya Ellingboe oil painting-or severalsellingboe created in @coloradocommunity the dio, such as if you go “A u t u m n Colorado native Jay Moore, Brilliance,” a nationally recognized artist, “Close to Home,” the largest has made Parker his home for paintings by Jay painting in the past 16 years, with a stuMoore of Parker, runs this show. dio and gallery in downtown Jan. 11 to March 8 For his new exhibit, Moore Parker. His solo exhibit “Close at the PACE Center, has drawn on scenes in the to Home” will run Jan. 11 to 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker area and chosen to ilMarch 8 in the Bellco Credit Parker. An opening lustrate his personal process Union Gallery at the PACE reception is planned from start to finish, including Center. from 5 to 8 p.m. field sketches, color studies, He travels through the West Jan. 17. journals, field paint boxes. in search of beautiful locaHe will also illustrate the tions and plans a trip around creative process for a series of them, selecting a season of the year and time of day that suit him for a 16 copper plate etchings — a 600-yearparticular site. He will do small graphite old art form. All 16 prints will be exhibsketches over three or four days, deter- ited. Moore attended the Colorado Instimining the composition, then plein air

tute of Art and studied at Art Students League of Denver, then worked as a designer and illustrator for decades. His work has been featured in 25 different publications. His painting “Hazard Creek, Backlit” was purchased by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection and the pioneer Museum of Colorado Springs owns three paintings. Lockheed Martin and Cherry Hills Country Club have recently commissioned large paintings and rock `n’ roll musician Joe Cocker has collected his work.

Contemporary twists to familiar tale ‘Aida’ on stage at the Aurora Fox By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe “Aida,” the musical by Elton John and Tim Rice, based on Verdi’s opera, has a fine score, a somewhat complicated storyline and contemporary touches to the often-told love triangle story. Ignite Theatre presents it through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox, where Egyptian artifacts loaned by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science add atmosphere to the lobby. Director Keith Rabin’s staging of this familiar tale about Radames, the Egyptian army captain, Aida, the Nubian Princess and Amneris the daughter of the Pharoah, opens in the Egyptian exhibit of a contemporary museum. Two young people visiting the exhibit, become intrigued

if you go “Aida” plays through Jan. 19 at the Aurora Fox Main Stage, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $27/$19/$15. 720-362-2697,

with each other and a statue of a female pharaoh, Amneris, comes to life to sing “Every Story is a Love Story.” The original couple reappears as Radames (Alejandro Roldan) appears with his soldiers and a group of captured Nubian women, including Aida (Olivia James), while Amneris (Lindsey Falduto) phases right across centuries, still singing. These lead actors have strong, welltrained voices but initially the sound system was not functioning adequately on opening night and music by the band almost drowned them out at times. By Act II, the balance improved and we assume it will be further fine-tuned.

When there is a Tony Award-winning score, one wants to enjoy it evenly throughout a performance. Rice’s lyrics work well most of the time and there are several that stand out: “My Strongest Suit,” “Elaborate Lives,” “A Step Too Far.” The story brings Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s Daughter, Amneris, back from the war against Nubia. Among the captives is Princess Aida, with whom he falls in love in a relationship that goes against his father’s plans for him, as well as the wishes of Aida’s father and of course, the ailing Pharoah. Aida’s fellow Nubian captives want her to lead them, while she is focused on Radames — which will surely not end well. The threat of death hovers as music and dance tell the familiar tale. The choreography is perhaps beyond the skills of some cast members and not entirely successful. Costumes are colorful and deliver the images to carry the story on a simple stage set.

Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, entered the Colorado market in October 2013 with the opening of its café in the Denver Tech Center at 5332 DTC Blvd., Greenwood Village. The second café opened on Nov. 29 at the Streets at Southglenn, 6955 S. York St., Centennial. A third location will open in early 2014 in the Centennial Promenade on County Line Road. Husband and wife franchisee team, Michelle and Kriss Shriver, currently own and operate three cafés in Nevada and the “Franchisee of the Year” winners recently bought the rights for the franchise in Colorado. Tropical Smoothie Café should prove to be a welcome newcomer to the “leanest state in the nation.” The smoothies are made from real fruit and natural sugar. The menu includes toasted wraps, bistro sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and gourmet salads made freshto-order. All nutritional information is displayed on the café’s countertops so that customers know what they are ordering. While Tropical Smoothie Café is a national franchise, the Shrivers’ focus is local. “We are passionate about education and plan on holding ongoing fundraisers for schools. We are also dedicated to raising money for and promoting awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disorder that causes extreme skin fragility. We were so happy to be able to use our recent grand opening as a way to shed some light on this little known disease.” At the opening, the Shrivers presented a check for $3,000 to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s EB Clinic, which was accepted by Krystle Martinez, whose 4-year-old son, Darren, has the disease and attends the CHC’s EB Clinic.

Steal of a steak deal

Start the new year with a threecourse, prime rib dinner at Fleming’s at 191 Inverness Drive West in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The awesome restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner for $29.95 on Sundays through Feb. 2. More information at 303-768-0827.

Ride your bike, have a bite

A new restaurant in Longmont that is an ode to cyclists, CyclHOPS, opened on New Year’s Eve. Brought to you from the owners of Oskar Blues Brewery, CyclHOPS is billing itself as a combination bike shop and taqueria. Parker continues on Page 11


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A life in art reflected Works of rita derjue on display at Curtis By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia. com “Dark Forest,” a 47-inch-by-62-inch acrylic on canvas, shows Littleton painter rita derjue’s style as it is today after an active 60-year career spent capturing the scene around her in a range of techniques and styles — always with joyous color. The painting will be one of more than 30 derjue works exhibited in a show called “Big…Bold…Beautiful: The work of rita derjue,” running Jan. IF YOU GO 11 through Feb. 14 at Gregory Pederson at the Curtis Arts and the U.S. Geological SurHumanities Center vey’s Northern Rocky in Greenwood VilMountain Science Cenlage. The opening reter reconstructed the ception will be from climate over the past 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. eight centuries from The painter, who tree rings. The rings began her education are wider or narrower in a one-room Rhode depending on how well Island schoolhouse, trees grew in a particugraduated from lar year, which in turn Rhode Island School depends on the snowof Design in 1956, pack, Luckman said. then studied at the Akademie der Bil-

denden Kunst in Munich — in a section of the city that reminds her of New York’s Greenwich Village. In Germany, through frequent museum visits, she absorbed the works of the Blaue Reiter group (Kandinsky, Munter and others), which has influenced her work ever since in the free composition, linear quality and intense color that characterize her works through the years. She studied in Mexico, soaking up color contrasts there, and returned to Germany. While traveling in Germany, she met Carle Zimmerman, her future husband and great supporter, whom she married in the United States in 1959. The couple moved to Ithaca New York, where both engaged in graduate work at Cornell University. They moved to Littleton in 1963, where he worked as an engineer with Marathon Oil until the research center was closed. Both were involved in civic affairs. They began to raise a family, including a son and daughter, maintained a Littleton home and a mountain cabin in Como. At this period, her paintings were primarily watercolors, as she climbed high peaks and was exhilarated by the dramatic landscapes before her. She still paints in Como in summer (en plein air) and in her light-filled Littleton studio with a view of the Front Range in winter. She writes that she is connected with the contemporary art scene “by straight-

“Dark Forest,” by rita derjue of Littleton will be included in her exhibit, “Big…Bold…Beautiful” at Curtis Arts and Humanities Center Jan. 11 to Feb. 14. Courtesy photo forward composition that arrests the eye and plays with harmonies and connections of line, form and inventive color.” She is a daring colorist and said: “she paints what she knows best. In Colorado, the quiet expanses of South Park and rugged mountain vistas give natural shapes a continuity, locked together sometimes with indigenous architecture.” But she has also painted in 25 different countries, carrying an ever-present sketchbook where she draws in ink, makes color notes, sometimes adds watercolors

and sometimes a bit of story about the chosen site. Often, architecture is a focus and details make each painting a different view of a scene, be it a cathedral, castle or simple rural abode. Some of these sketchbooks will be exhibited at Curtis as well as the larger paintings. Her constant involvement with landscapes and cityscapes has led her to be an outspoken activist regarding the environment and historic preservation.

THINGS TO DO JAN. 9 BLOOD DRIVE Western Union community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 12500 E. Belford Ave., Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit

Neurological Institute is kicking off 2014 with its Happy New Ear Winter Carnival from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 11 at Malley Senior Recreation Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. There will be games, prizes, arts and crafts, food and more. All ages are welcome. The event is free; RSVP to Deb Stef at or 303-357-5440.

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BLOOD DRIVE Craig Hospital community

DIVORCE SEMINAR St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, presents a 10-week seminar “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 14. The seminar promotes healing for those who are going through a divorce or the ending of a love relationship. It offers education, support and optional social activities. Cost is $175 for the 10-week class and complimentary child

blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 inside Classroom 1 & 2 at 3425 S. Clarkson St., Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.


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they knew they had to honor that choice. Though the disease had ravaged much of his body, his corneas were able to give the gift of sight to two people. In November 2011, Gutierrez began having trouble with his left arm. It was swollen and painful, and he thought he had a torn rotator cuff.

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CyclHOPS is located at 600 S. Airport Road in the Meadow View Shopping Center in Longmont. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 303-7762453 (BIKE) or visit

Denver burger joints make list

Thrillist Nation, the online food judge that drives me crazy because of its overwrought writing, has come up with a list of the 16 best burgers of 2013. Two Denver burger makers made it on the coveted top 16 list. They are: • Best Cheese Overload, If That Existed, But It Doesn’t: The Thrilled Cheese Burger Radio, Denver “Created exclusively for you beautiful

care is provided with prior registration. To register, or for information, email Beth Walker at

JAN. 21 BLOOD DRIVE Baxter Englewood community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 9540 S. Maroon Circle, Ste. 400, Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mark Miller at 303-617-2156 or Mark. JAN. 21, FEB. 10, FEB. 25 TEEN ADDICTION Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network presents “Protecting Your Teen from Addiction” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (event code: admhn12114) and from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (event code: admhn22514) at the Southglenn Library, Room A,

6972 S. Vine St., Centennial; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (event code: admhn210) at the network’s Castle Rock office, 831 S. Perry St., Suite 100. In this class, you will learn about trends in substance abuse in our community, how to talk about drugs and alcohol, signs of substance abuse in teens, prevention and early intervention, effects of substances on the brain and brain development, and shifts in views on marijuana use and legalization. Use the event code listed to register for classes at Blacktie index.cfm.

while more than a quarter of the country remains illiterate. Economic opportunity abounds for the upper class and men, while the lower classes and most women live a narrow existence. Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, as we explore these and other contrasts as we seek to understand India and how it fits into the global community. This free program is sponsored by Autumn Heights Health Care Center and takes place at 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.

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INDIA’S STORY India has the fifth-largest economy in the world, yet 25 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. India’s universities produce an educated elite that competes with the best in the world,

An MRI revealed something much worse — a giant-cell tumor. Although benign, such tumors can metastasize into the lungs. His had begun to eat away at the bone in his upper arm, and doctors found it necessary to replace it with a donor humerus. The tumor has come back twice, necessitating two more surgeries, but his new bone has weathered the storm. “You kind of feel sorry for yourself when you’re in a situation like mine, but then you hear the donor families’ stories

and you think, ‘You know what? You don’t have it so bad.’ At least they were able to save my arm,” said Gutierrez, who is retired from his long-time career as an Englewood postal carrier. He’s gotten the opportunity to meet many donors’ families through volunteering with Donor Alliance, the Limb Preservation Foundation and AlloSource, a large tissue-processing company in Centennial. That involvement garnered him a spot on the “Gift of Life” float two years running in both Denver’s Parade of Lights and the

Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s been a real rewarding experience,” he said. “Even though I’ve had three operations on my arm, I’ve gotten to meet some really fantastic people.” According to Donor Alliance, there are more than 2,200 people in Colorado waiting for an organ transplant, though 67 percent of Coloradans have registered to be donors. To join them, visit DonateLifeColorado. org or call 303-329-4747. For more information, visit

Thrillist readers, this thing is built between two grilled cheese sandwiches and includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, three bacon strips, and a big hunk of mac & cheese. This is not kosher, but it is very delicious.” Note: Burger Radio is a food truck that promises “high-frequency grub” with announcements of where the truck is through Facebook, Twitter and its website (www. • Most Reliable Burger: The Three Corners Larkburger Larkburger, Denver “Shown at this year’s Denver Burger Battle, a patty sits among bacon, crispy jalapeños, masa-crusted tomato, and Tillamook cheddar. Bacon and jalapeños seem to be the only things we can count on these days. Thanks, guys.” Larkburger has more than a dozen Colorado locations, including downtown Denver, Washington Park, Arvada, Boulder, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Broomfield. A new location is coming to Centen-

nial soon. For more information, visit www. Check out the entire list at:

to all of you!”


“Let’s kick 2013 to the curb! Bring on 2014 and here’s wishing a happy new year

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January 10, 2014

National Western ready to roll Rodeo, livestock judging, special events come to Denver By Tom Munds

tmunds@coloradocommunitymedia. com Pro football’s biggest game is in February, but the National Western Stock Show, billed as the “Super Bowl of Livestock Shows and Sales,” comes to Denver Jan. 11-26. There are judging competitions for horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, llamas, bison, yaks, poultry and rabbits. Since space is fairly limited, animals are constantly moving in and out of the complex so that more than 15,000 head of livestock can take part in the judging competitions and sales In addition to the livestock judging competitions, there also are numerous livestock sales where millions of dollars change hands as thousands of animals are sold to new owners. While livestock activities go on almost constantly, the stock show’s daily schedule also may include rodeos, displays and entertainment. The fact there is something for almost everyone attracts hundreds of thousands of men, women and children through the turnstiles. Last year’s attendance was more the 628,000. The multitude of livestock judging and sales plus more than 50 special events are held at a variety of locations. While the rodeo performances are in the held in the Denver Coliseum, the majority of livestock show and sale activities plus some special events like Super Dogs are centered at the National Western Stock Show Arena and the pens in

The rider guides the horses through a ring of fire during the Wild West Show at a recent year’s National Western Stock Show. The National Western opens Jan. 11 for its 2014 run and will include livestock judging and sales, rodeos and the Wild West Show that is patterned after the shows put on by Buffalo Bill Cody. Photo by Courtesy photo the nearby stockyards. The 16-day run of the National Western Stock Show is Colorado’s largest trade show with more than 350 vendors scheduled to be on the grounds this year. Many of the vendors will be located in the three-level Hall of Education near 46th Avenue. Another venue is the Events Center and Paddock located at the north end of the National Western complex. These venues are the location for most horse show events and specialty acts like a Night of Dancing Horses

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and the Wild West show. Parking if free but a general admission ticket is required to get into the stock show. The ticket entitles the holder to visit the trade show, displays, stock shows and auctions. Ticket prices vary from $13 to $19 for an. Tickets for children 3 to 11 years old are $2 to $3, depending on the day. Children under 3 get in free. The general admission ticket also is good for visits to the Children’s Ranchland and petting farm are open daily on the third floor

of the Expo Hall. In addition, there are a variety of activities at the new Ames Activity Pavilion including stick horse rodeos, kids pedal-tractor pulls, horseshoe pitching and dummy roping contests. The pavilion is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the daily activity lists are posted on the website,, where you can also find out more about ticket prices. There about 50 special events that require admission tickets that range in price from $8 to $100 each. Each ticket includes a National Western admission ticket. Among the events on the entertainment schedule are two Mexican Rodeo Extravaganzas, three Professional Bull Riders events, two Wild West shows, the Grand Prix horse jumping show, two SuperDogs shows and the Martin Luther King Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo. There are also 23 rodeo performances during first stop of the year for members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Each performance will include a full schedule of traditional rodeo competitions plus there will be specialty acts booked to perform during breaks between rodeo events. At the other end of the National Western complex, the Events Center will be equally busy as the site of equestrian events that include daily schedule of riding and performance competitions. The Events Center is also the site of the Wild West Show, an event fashioned after the turn-of-the-century performances produced by Buffalo Bill Cody and other specialty events

Local team excels at Robot Olympiad Research facility possible in Douglas County By Hannah Garcia After hauling away 22 awards from December’s International Robot Olympiad, the volunteers behind the Ameribotics team only have eyes for the future. “For the number of kids we brought to competition, statistically these were huge wins,” said Randy Menzer, executive director of the Douglas-County based nonprofit. “This is the first year we’ve won a gold medal.” It has been a steep climb to success, according to Menzer. The organization went from bringing six participants to competition in Jakarta, Indonesia three years ago to 32 participants and 22 medals — including four gold — this year. This was the first time the global robotics competition was held on U.S. soil, a four-day event held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver with 13 categories, typically dominated by competitors from China and South Korea, according to organizers. Menzer started lobbying three years ago to bring the competition to North America. The competition combines elements of engineering and science, as well as artistic components with categories like “robot movie” and “robot dance.” It is thought of as the “Super Bowl of robotics,” according to volunteer Steve Mahoney. “These kids could be working on 3D imaging at Pixar or the next group of Imagineers at Disney,” Mahoney said. Now that the Olympiad is over, Menzer said the organization has a list of priorities to tackle for the duration of 2014 and beyond, including building on a partnership with the Highlands Ranch Community Association and building a robotics lab and research facility somewhere along the I-25 corridor in Douglas County in the next five years. Menzer calls this vision a “robotics incubator,” and answer to future economic opportunities as well as a deficit in STEM education in the U.S. Menzer also mentioned the possibility of an academy for foreign students in Douglas County. “No one really connects Colorado with robotics, but there’s this opportunity to make this a kind of hub,” Menzer said. “This is about solving real-world problems, taking kids from being consumers of technology - posting on Face-

Gold medalist Haley Steinke, left, and Professor Jong-Hwan Kim of South Korea, founder of the International Robot Olympiad Courtesy photo

final results 15th International Robot Olympiad, Dec. 16-19, Denver; final results, Team USA: • Junior: 8-12 years of age; Challenge: 1318 years of age Junior Medal Count: 14 (Gold: 1, Silver: 2, Bronze: 7, Special: 4) Challenge Medal Count: 8 (Gold: 3, Silver: 0, Bronze: 3, Special: 2) Total Team USA Medals: 22 • Creative Category (Challenge) Gold Medal: Haley Steinke, Ryan Ham, Sam Zimmer Special Award (Presentation): Trevor Butcher, Sanskaar Saxena • Creative Category (Junior) Bronze Medal: Akshant Lanjewar • Robot in Movie (Junior)

Gold Medal: Sean Riley Bronze Medal: Andrew Sandwisch, Caleb Klinger, Lucas Sandfeld, Peter Young • Robot Push Out (Rivet Class) (Junior) Silver Medal: Cooper Pecha, Aubrie Lose • Robot Dance (Challenge) Bronze Medal: Matt Mahoney, Audrey Menzer, Gillian Menzer • Robot Dance (Junior) Special Award: James Morehouse, Cole Merchant • Robot Survival (Junior) Bronze Medal: Traeton Burmeister, Symon Brown • Mission Challenge (Junior) Special Award: Venkat Kannan, Jake Dancel

book, tweeting, whatever - to the other end of the spectrum and creating that technology.” Ameribotics also plans to start hosting summer camps and workshops some time this year, working with the HRCA for use of facilities. The partnership will provide a common place for students from multiple schools, mostly from Douglas County, Menzer said. Menzer hopes to be getting ready for summer camps by the second quarter of this year.

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January 10, 2014

Visit ‘Eagles on Holiday’

Families interested in nature will want to include Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in their weekend expeditions. The address is 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City and hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Sundays, with the Visitor’s Center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. A nine-mile Wildlife Drive auto tour route is open daily (except federal holidays) and takes visitors through the bison pasture, wetlands, prairies and wooded areas. On Feb. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., “Eagles on Holiday” will be featured in a auditorium presentation plus visit to their winter habitat, where as many as 40 birds spend the winter. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 303-289-0930. For more information, see

Camera competition The Littleton Fine Arts Board invites photographers to enter the 48th annual Eye of the Camera Competition and Exhibit, to be held Feb. 21 to March 30 at the Littleton Museum. Details available at Deadline for submission: Jan. 24. The juror will be Jeffery Rupp,

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Soukup’s solo show

Writers invited

Painter Jill Soukup. who was the 2012 juror for the Lone Tree Arts Show, has a solo show, “Incongruity= Harmony” at Saks Galleries, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., Cherry Creek. It will hang Jan. 10-31 and will feature both animals and cityscapes. The opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 10.

The Parker Writers Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Parker Library. All writers welcome. The topic will be “Create a Hook and Perfect Pitch for your Project, with a Q &A session on how to get published. Bring your pitch!

Englewood Camera Club

“Way Out West” is the title for the next edition of Stories on Stage, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Su Teatro Cultural and performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Readers include Adrian Egof reading Connie Willis’ “New Hat;” Brian Shea and Alison Watrous reading “Hart and Boot” by Tim Pratt and Steven Cole Hughes reading “The House on Sand Creek” by Thomas McGuane. Tickets cost $28, 303-494-0523,

The Englewood Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The speaker will be Dr. Jason O’Dell, whose topic is “Stretching Time: Long Exposure Photography.” He will describe tools and techniques for capturing long exposures in the field. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. Doors open at 6:30p.m.

Stories on Stage

Mozart’s chamber music is featured Program presented at Englewood’s Hampden Hall By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe Three quintets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will start off the new year for Englewood Arts Presents at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall, part of a series of classical chamber music scheduled by new Artistic Director/CSO principal cellist Silver Ainomae. He and his wife Anne (viola) will perform in all three works with other Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians. The program includes:

Also performing • Mozart’s “Horn if you go will be two of the Quintet in E-flat newest additions to Major, K.407.” It will Chamber music of Wolfthe violin section: showcase the CSO’s gang Amadeus Mozart will Boram Kang and newest addition to be performed at 2 p.m. Stirling Trent. the horn section, Jan. 18 in Hampden Hall, • Clarinet QuinKolio Plachkov. second floor of the Engletet in A Major, The concerto wood Civic Center, 1000 K.581,” one of Mowas originally comEnglewood Parkway. Tickzart’s most beloved posed for Austrian ets cost $15/adults; $12 sechamber works, will horn virtuoso Joniors; free under 18. Availfeature CSO clariseph Leutgeb, who able at: englewoodarts. netist Jason Shafer, supplemented his org or at the door one-half a 2009 graduate meager income as a hour prior to concert time. of the prestigious musician by openEastman School of ing a cheese shop in a suburb of Vienna, according to Music and former member of Englewood Arts publicist Cyndi the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla. Mancinelli. The Englewood Arts Pres• “String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K.516.” his work expands ents concert programs are inthe string quartet by an addi- terspersed with bright and intional viola. The added violist formative insights about the will be CSO Associate Concert- history of the music by the permaster Claude Sim in a new role. forming musicians.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Jason Shafer will perform Mozart’s beloved chamber work, “Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581,” on Jan. 18 at Hampden Hall in Englewood. Courtesy photo

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ENGLEWOOD TIPS OFF 2014 SLATE Pirates back at it after holiday break By Tom Munds The start of 2014 signaled the return to practice and competition for prep athletes. Gyms that had been dark for the holidays, lit up once again Dec. 30 and 31 for voluntary practice sessions with return to regular practice sessions starting up on Jan. 2. Some schools jumped right back into game action but Englewood teams delayed the competition for a few days. The Pirate boys basketball team completed the 2013 portion of the schedule with a 3-5 record, splitting their final two games. Englewood bested Arvada 68-57 on Dec. 17 but, on Dec. 20, lost the final game before the break to Colorado Academy, 88-72. After the Dec. 17 win, Coach Dave Chapman said his players are working hard and he sees improvements every time they take the court. The Pirates returned to action Jan. 7 on the road against a strong Fort Morgan team, playing the first league game on the schedule. On Jan. 14, Englewood is on the road at Weld Central and then Jan. 16 the Pirates travel to Fort Lupton. The Pirates first home game of 2014 will be played Jan. 21 against Vista Peak. Pirates continues on Page 17

Englewood’s Tristan Sisneros (15) drives to the basket during the Dec. 17 Pirate win over Arvada. Sisneros and his teammates were idle for the holiday break and returned to practice Jan. 2 as, along with the other Pirates winter sports teams, prepare to resume competition. Photo by Tom Munds

Arapahoe returns home, grabs victory Warriors remain unbeaten with win over Mountain Vista By Jim Benton Brendan Till was happy to see the familiar surroundings of the Sitting Eagle gym and made sure the Arapahoe boys basketball team had a successful homecoming. Till scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 in the critical fourth quarter, as seventh-ranked Arapahoe defeated No. 5 Mountain Vista 63-55 in a Jan. 4 nonleague showdown between two unbeaten teams. It was the first time the Warriors had been in the Arapahoe gym for 23 days since the Dec. 13 shooting tragedy. “I had the flow going,” said Till. “It was good to be back ... We were playing in front of our own fans and we had a great turnout. Just being home was a big deal. It was a step back to normalcy.” Since the shooting, Arapahoe had been practicing at nearby Lifetime Fitness. “We had not been on this court since Dec. 12,” explained Warriors coach Dan Snyder. “That’s really hard. Lifetime could not have been more wonderful and gracious and we really appreciate it but it’s not the same as practicing here. We were on a court with two hoops instead of six hoops. So as far as running a practice and stations and stuff like that, you can’t do it. “I’m proud of the kids because of their resiliency. I made the comment that we’re fortunate to be practicing anywhere. So we’re not going to complain about the circumstances. … We’re really happy to be back in our own building. Regardless of the situation of the last few weeks, the energy level of this group is really good.” Down 49-48 with 4:40 to play in the game, Arapahoe outscored the Golden Eagles 15-6. The Warriors, guilty of seven turnovers in the first quarter, had just 10 the rest of the way and employed a zone defense down the stretch which seemed to baffle Mountain Vista, which came into the game scoring 85.1 points per game.

“We had great energy,” said Till. “Turnovers definitely caused some problems in the first half. We crashed the boards offensively and defensively. I don’t think we had a single offensive rebound in the first half. So it was aggressive intensity on both sides that won the game.” Till, a 6-foot-2 senior, scored nine of Arapahoe’s first 11 points in the fourth quarter that started with the game tied at 44-all. He finished with a free throw to account for the Warriors’ eight-point triumph. “He had a tremendous game,” said Snyder. “He can score in a lot of different ways. He’s really a good shooter and he sees the court really well. That allows him to go to the right spot at the right time so it’s more than just being a good shooter.” Arapahoe sank five of six free throws in the final 1:08 to stall any possible Mountain Vista comeback. The Warriors went 14 for 16 at the foul line for the game. “I was happy with how well we executed in the fourth quarter and obviously we hit some shots,” added Snyder. “The zone seemed to work. They were hurting us so bad getting to the basket against our manto-man. In the scouting we had done, they are so good in transition, they shoot a ton of layups every game.” In addition to Till, Corbin Atwell scored 16 points while James Dalrymple and Ethan Brunhofer each had eight for the Warriors. Graham Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Mountain Vista, which committed 19 turnovers including six in the final quarter. The Golden Eagles missed five 3-point attempts in the final 35 seconds. Mountain Vista’s leading scorer Jake Pemberton had only five points with all of them coming in the first half. “Arapahoe is a good team,” said Mountain Vista coach Bob Wood. “They were aggressive on defense and we didn’t execute very well against (their zone). “Inside of four minutes if you turn the ball over five or six times, you are not going to win the game. A lot of them were forced turnovers. We were trying to force the ball where it’s not open instead of executing

Arapahoe’s Corbin Atwell (10) shoots over Mountain Vista’s Brady Subart (23) on Jan. 4. Atwell had 16 points in the game as the Warriors won the game 63-55. Photo by Paul DiSalvo and getting something. ... We played poorly.” Arapahoe (7-0) opened play in the tough Centennial League Jan. 8 against Cherry Creek and travels to Smoky Hill for a game Jan. 10. “Of the top 10 teams in the rankings, five are in our league and a couple are just outside of the top 10,” pointed out Snyder. “I’ve seen all the teams in our league and I can say without a doubt this is the stron-

gest the league has been from top to bottom since I’ve been coaching. Mountain Vista (8-1), meanwhile, played at Fountain Fort Carson Jan. 7 and hosted Montbello Jan. 8. “I guess the Arapahoe loss sends a message,” confessed Wood. “Sometimes you think that you are better than you are. Hopefully this will help us. You hope you learn from mistakes and get better. We’ve got a lot of good teams yet to play.”


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Denver Broncos revenge tour starts now Remember the Ravens. I know it’s a new year and Auld Lang Syne asks us to contemplate whether “old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.” But, as Broncos fans, we would be in a delusional state of denial if we were to sweep under the rug what happened to our beloved Orange and Blue around this time last year. Sorry for the buzz kill, Broncos Country, but do you remember what it felt like to see the ball that Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tuck booted into the frigid and rarified Denver air last January, as it sailed through the uprights at Invesco Field at Mile High? If you don’t, you were either passed out drunk or are lying. I remember it like it was yesterday: Defeated and deflated after an exhausting four-hour game, I collapsed in my couch and stared at the TV, asking myself, ‘Did that really just happen?’ When I awoke the next morning, I experienced a serene glimmer of hope that what had happened was just a bad dream. Alas, it wasn’t. The incomprehensible loss was pain-

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Englewood’s girls basketball team comes into 2014 with a 2-3 record. The Pirates got their second win of the season to close out the 2013 portion of the schedule as they topped Jefferson, 33-24. First-year coach Tom Rode said before the break that he was pleased with the progress his team had made as they work to play better basketball.

ful — and it was one that Broncos fans have experienced before. In 1997, the Broncos were offensively loaded and were championship material when an upstart Jacksonville Jaguars team came into Denver and shocked the world. To be sure, the Broncos have done their part to try to erase those memories. They rebounded from the Jaguars loss to win back-to-back Super Bowls. And this year, Peyton Manning has broken more records than were destroyed during the 1979 Disco Demolition Night promotion in Chicago. But for rabid sports fans like me, nothing short of winning or a lobotomy can erase bad memories. And I’m not talking about regular season wins; those mean nothing. Everything that happened from September

The Pirates were at home Jan. 7 against Fort Morgan to play their first league game of the season. Englewood then plays a non-league game Jan. 10 against Kipp Denver Academy and returns to league action at home Jan. 13 against Fort Lupton.

Swimming and wrestling With 16 girls out for the 2013-14 swim team, coach Tracey Lonn said before the break that the members of the team are working hard. The swimmers have been experienc-

through December was just an extension of the Broncos’ preseason schedule. Only January and February matters in this town. This weekend, the Broncos welcome the San Diego Chargers to Denver, and with them arrives the hated Philip Rivers. No one outside of San Diego likes Rivers. And as adorable as his on-field 3-year-old-like temper tantrums might be to Chargers fans, we here in Denver simply loathe the guy. It would be nice to punish the Chargers for embarrassing us at home a few weeks ago. Vegas isn’t giving the Bolts much of a chance, positioning Denver as 10-point favorites. But the Broncos were laying heavy betting timber to the Ravens, as well. And just like the Ravens, the Chargers are playing well at the right time and are coming into the Mile High City on a hot streak, with nothing to lose. The Broncos — loaded with perhaps the greatest arsenal of offensive talent in league history and an aging Hall of Fame quarterback — absolutely must beat the Chargers this weekend. We cannot lose to Philip Rivers. And we cannot lose at home in the first round

of the playoffs — again. Is Denver the best team in the AFC? Yes. Is Denver the best team in football? One can make a strong argument. But the best team doesn’t always win in January. Do I think Denver will win the Super Bowl this year? Yes. But that necessarily means that we must not lose Sunday. The Broncos’ combined record this season against the other three remaining AFC playoff teams is 1-3. The Revenge Tour starts now. Remember what San Diego did to us at home a few weeks back. Remember that Philip Rivers is utterly obnoxious. Remember what it felt like to see Peyton Manning lose during his emotional return to Indianapolis this year. Remember Tom Brady. Remember being up 24-0 to the Patriots before suffering a miserable loss. But, above all: Remember the Ravens.

ing limited practice time in the pool at the Englewood Recreation Center and are on the road for every meet since the Pirates no longer have a pool at the high school. The team got back in the lanes Jan. 8 in Colorado Springs against St. Mary’s Academy and swim closer to home Jan. 9 when they travel to Thomas Jefferson for a dual. This year also marks the first time in decades wrestlers are on the road for practice as well as for many of their matches. The road trip for practice is because of construction of the seventh- through 12th-grade campus at the high school

site, which has made it necessary for the Pirates to practice at Englewood Middle School. Coach Jim Potter said the facility is small and a little crowded at times but the team can live with it for one season. Englewood has a young team this season with only one senior on the roster in letterman Kenny Gelinas. The Pirates have several underclassmen who wrestled varsity last season and Potter expects them to be competitive at several different weight divisions. The Pirate wrestlers will open 2014 at a tournament at Alameda High School.

Aside from sports-column writing, Vic Vela covers the Legislature for Colorado Community Media. Vic can be reached at or follow him on Twitter: @VicVela1.



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clubs in your community

Editor’s notE: To add or update your club listing, email, attn: Englewood Herald. ProfEssional amErican association of University Women, Littleton-

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

dEnvEr invEstor Club meets the first Thursday each

month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail gailsegreto@ This is a nonprofit educational club.

EnglEwood chaPtEr of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) needs men and women between the ages of 21 and 40 to help re-establish the chapter. Jaycees work to help chapter members grow professionally and to help serve the community through hands-on projects. To become involved, call 303-914-0180 or visit lEtiP intErnational, local chapter, is a professional referral organization that meets at Maggiano’s at the Denver Tech Center, 7401 S. Clinton St., in Englewood. A Highlands Ranch chapter meets at LePeep’s, 7156 E. County Line Road. Call 303-789-7898 or visit narfE (national Active and Retired Federal Employees), Chapter 1089 was merged into Chapter 81. The membership meetings are from noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Friday of every month, with an optional lunch at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Post 1, at the Southeast corner of I-25 and Yale Ave (5400 E Yale).  All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For information call, Hank at 303-779-4268 or Darlene at 303-771-2024. rEcrEation chErry crEEk Anglers meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday in the Lodge Meeting Room at Gander Mountain Sports, 14000 E. Jewell Ave. Call Dennis at 303-841-3612. kilowatt Eights is for people interested in square dancing. Dances are the first, third and fifth Friday each month at Malley Senior Center in Englewood. Call Ron at 303-759-4862. mountainEErs squarE Dance Club meets the first, third

and fifth Saturdays of the month at the Valley View Church of God, 4390 S. Lowell Blvd., Englewood, to square dance. Dances start at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. This is a healthy activity for all. Call 303-798-4472.

PoEtry night honors the great Edgar Allan Poe by reading poetry at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. Take originals or an old favorite to read to others. Readings will be limited to five minutes. Sign up begins at 7 p.m. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. All styles of poetry are welcome. Call 303-777-5352. sErvicEs homEcoming inc. offers caregivers of low-income seniors

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

social araPahoE sErtoma Club meets on Thursdays at the Englewood Elks Club, 3690 S. Jason, Englewood. Contact Ken Kelley at 303-789-9393 or daughtErs of the American Revolution, Columbine Chapter meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550. daughtErs of the British Empire is a national organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303347-1311, or visit and use the contact form available.

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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.

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

thE rotary Club of Englewood meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit friEndshiPs arE Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-7919283. gracE chaPEl Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-799-4900 or visit kiwanis club of Englewood believes it has an obligation

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

sErtoma club of DTC meets on Thursdays at Mangia Bevi Restaurant, Englewood. Contact David Oppenheim at 303-8507888 or

toastmastErs - Meridian Midday. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. We meet every Thursday from 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. at the American Family Insurance Building, 9510 South Meridian Blvd. in Englewood. For more information, contact our current VP of Membership, Brent Hilvitz at 303-668-5789. We hope you will visit us and check out Meridian Midday Toastmasters.

EmbroidErErs guild of America Colorado Chapter meets at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie

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

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widowEd mEn and women of America, Come join us and make new friends and share in a variety of activities. Our monthly meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. at Rox Bar and Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place, in Jefferson County. For more information call Mel at 303-973-8688or Nan at 728-981-1841. south suburban Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, meets from 9-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of every other month beginning in January at Maggiano’s, 7401 S. Clinton St. The brunch includes a feature and an inspirational speaker. For details, reservations and complimentary nursery, call Rachel Lee at 303-866-1444 or e-mail whatcha rEadin’ meets at 7 p.m. monthly at The Attic Bookstore, 200 W. Hampden Ave., near Hampden and Bannock in Englewood. If having a prescribed reading list isn’t appealing, but gushing about an amazing or horrible read is, this is the right book club. Discuss books and get recommendations from other avid readers. Call 303-777-5352. suPPort adult childrEn of Elderly Parents, a Denver-area group of caregivers and relatives of elderly looking for support and resources, meets twice monthly at Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood. Meetings often include speakers from medical, counseling and housing services. Call Marina at 720-272-2846. 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. hEPatitis c Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1000 Englewood Parkway from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact is Deidrea at 303-504-1853. lung cancEr Support Group meets from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., in the second-floor Conference Center, Spruce B, in Englewood. Patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. Meetings are free and open to the public. To reserve a spot call Kelly Topf, oncology patient care coordinator, at 303-319-8638.


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New faces on Littleton’s Main Street emerge Clothing stores, eateries pop up downtown By Jennifer Smith While the face of Main Street generally remains the same, the pace and the places were in an upward swing during 2013, says City Manager Michael Penny. “Dozens of initiatives that have been put in place over the last two years are really starting to take off,” he said. His staff has spent the last two years building a strong relationship with the downtown merchants, he says, and taking a more proactive role. “The focus has shifted from a passive `gardening’ approach to one in which we reach out to current and potential businesses,” he said. “Many of the businesses locating in Littleton have met and spent a significant amount of time with our staff prior to finding a business location within the city.” He points to programs like the economic-incentive grant, the historic-preservation grant and an upcoming downtown Littleton way-finding initiative that will guide visitors to downtown’s amenities. “The feedback we’re getting from the business community has been overwhelmingly positive,” he said. The new merchants agree. Sharon Jones, owner of Gypsy Jones, can’t seem to stay away despite her wandering nature. She’s been in her current location on Main Street

Notice To Creditors

Several new businesses opened on Main Street in 2013. Photo by Jennifer Smith for about three months, in one around the corner on Prince Street for two years before that, in the Streets at SouthGlenn for four years before that, and in two different spots on Main Street for six years before that. “The gypsy was drawn back, and her caravan is home to roost,” she said. Her store is right next to another consignment store, Full Circle, and right next door to that is Soignee, a high-end women’s clothing store that opened in May to round out the selection. “I love the quaintness of Main Street,” said owner Diane Lessnau, adding that she’s excited the city is hiring an event

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Margaret E. Palmer, a/k/a Margaret Palmer, a/k/a Margaret Eileen Palmer, a/k/a Peggy Palmer, a/k/a Peggy E. Palmer, a/k/a Peggy Eileen Palmer, Deceased Case Number 2013PR30578

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Milton F. Poffel, Sr., Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30583

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before May 2, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Rae P. Nelson Personal Representative 532 Amberjack Dr. North Port, FL 34287 Legal Notice No.: 4590 First Publication: January 3, 2014 Last Publication: January 17, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 3 , 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Milton F. Poffel, Jr. Personal Representative 4736 S. Logan Street Englewood, Colorado 80113 Bette Heller, P.C. Attorney at Law 19671 E. Euclid Drive Centennial, CO 80016 phone: 303-690-7092 fax: 303-690-0757 Legal Notice No: 4592 First Publication: January 3, 2014 Last Publication: January 17, 2014 Publisher: Englewood Herald

Public Notice NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JANE G. RAINBOLT, a/k/a JANE GLADNEY RAINBOLT, and MARY JANE RAINBOLT, Deceased Case Number 2013PR 30555 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before May 5, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

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All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe County, Colorado on or before May 10, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred. Phyllis M. Bunting Personal Representative 7878 S. Logan Way Littleton, CO 80122 Legal Notice No.: 4607 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 24, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of DOROTHE F. BENCE a/k/a DOROTHE BENCE, Deceased Case Number: 2013 PR 30577

/s/ Penny Lee Wilson Penny Lee Wilson, Personal Representative 671 East Algrove Covina, CA 91723

School: The Englewood Campus Item Description: Phase I Construction Contractor: Saunders Construction, Inc.

Legal Notice No.: 4606 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 24, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Any person, co-partnership, entity, association, or corporation who has an unpaid claim against the Contractor for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of such work, may, at any time up to and including the time of such final settlement on said date, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with Englewood Schools (Attention: Jon Kvale) at 4101 S Bannock St, Englewood, CO 80110. Failure on the part of the claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the District from any and all liability for such claimant’s claim.

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 1 By: Jon Kvale Legal Notice No.: 4585 First Publication: December 27, 2013 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald


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NOTICE OF FINAL PAYMENT Legal Notice No.: 4604 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Kent C. Lazo, a/k/a Kent Lazo, a/k/a Kent Cornelius Lazo, Deceased Case Number 2013PR30591

Without public notices, the government wouldn’t have to say anything else.

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Arapahoe, County, Colorado on or before May 12, or the claims may be forever barred.

Legal Notice No.: 4605 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 24, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 38-26-107, Colorado Revised Statutes, that on January 10, 2014 a final settlement will be made by the Arapahoe County School District No. 1 (Englewood Schools) on account of a contract between the Contractor and the District for the following project:

All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to on or before May 20, 2014, or the claims may be forever barred.

Public Notice

Susan A. Lazo Personal Representative PO Box 2152, Breckenridge, CO 80424

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Personal Representative: Atlantic Trust Company, N.A. c/o H. Arthur Graper 1700 Lincoln Street Suite 2550 Denver, Colorado 80203-4502 Legal Notice No.: 4591 First Publication: January 3, 2014 Last Publication: January 17, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Von J. Bunting, a/k/a Von Bunting, a/k/a Von Joel Bunting, a/k/a Yvon J. Bunting, a/k/a Yvon Bunting, a/k/a Yvon Joel Bunting, Deceased Case Number: 2013PR30588

planner to help throw the doors open to new faces. “I think it could be really a destination place if more people knew we were here.” Penny said the marketing and event coordinator will be on board soon with a mission to increase tourism, hospitality and events to bring more visitors, businesses and residents to the city. Soignee is full of sparkly things, as is Jewells up the street. Store manager Jeff Hayzlett says the company manufactures jewelry ranging from $30 to $70,000, and sells it at wholesale prices (bridal sets excluded).

“We had a good Christmas season considering how new we were,” he said. The store opened in October, joining JF Sholl as a jewelry option on Main Street. Dining options became even more diverse in 2013, and with Jose’s and the old Opus space still empty, 2014 could see even more. For now, Pho Real became Main Street’s first Asian option, opening in the old Tres Jolie space in August. “We just thought that pho would be a good fit for the neighborhood,” said owner Victor Nguyen. “We bring healthy, good food to the small community. And the city’s been awesome, so helpful. (City staff) did everything they could to get us open as fast as possible.” Another unique addition is In-Tea, known for its liquor-infused tea but offering a selection of pastries and grab-and-go lunches, as well. Store owner Carole Alvarez says they’ll be expanding their sake collection and offering tastings and classes on the rice-based liquor. “We’re doing awesome here,” she said. Having opened in April, she’s been impressed with the strong merchants association and how supportive all the businesses are of each other. “It’s very unique,” she said. The long-awaited La Vaca also opened in March. The name means “cow” in Spanish, and they offer up the best parts for sale. Manager Parker Mosley said the community feeling on Main Street has been great. “It’s just an awesome city to be a part of,” he said. “It’s changing in a lot of good ways, and it’s a great time to be a part of it.”

Legal Notice No.: 4602 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Legal Notice No.: 4601 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Legal Notice No.: 4603 First Publication: January 10, 2014 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Public notices are a community’s window into the government. From zoning regulations to local budgets, governments have used local newspapers to inform citizens of its actions as an essential part of your right to know. You know where to look, when to look and what to look for to be involved as a citizen. Local newspapers provide you with the information you need to get involved.

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On or about January 31, 2014 the City of Englewood will make final payment to: American Mechanical Services of Denver LLC AMS Job Number J09961 6810 S. Tucson Way Centennial, CO 80112 For construction of: Emergency Boiler Replacement at the Englewood Recreation Center Any or all claims relating to this contract must be filed with Frank Gryglewicz, Director of Finance & Administrative Services, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, Colorado 80110-2373 prior to Friday, January 24, 2014. Frank Gryglewicz Director of Finance & Administrative Services City of Englewood, Colorado Legal Notice No.: 4587 First Publication: January 3, 2014 Last Publication: January 10, 2014 Publisher: The Englewood Herald


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All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

In home carpet & vinyl sales

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Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

Busy Bee

Housecleaning LLC

Darrell 303-915-0739


A continental flair

Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates.

30+ years experience Clem: 303-973-6991

Honest & Dependable


Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction


References Available


Just Details Cleaning Service

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

PAUL TIMM Construction/Repair Drywall Serving Your Area Since 1974

303-841-3087 303-898-9868

For all your garage door needs!

• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002

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Victor’s Handyman Service • carpentry • painting • general home repair • over 30 years experience

Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance


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

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

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Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

Fence Services

’s DeSpain Home SolutionS

Solving All your Remodeling & Repair Problems – Just Ask!

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Tree Service

ABE’S TREE & SHRUB CARE Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator

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To get your business listed on contact us today at 303-566-4074.

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Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters Drain Cleaning * Remodel * Sump Pumps Toilets * Garbage Disposals

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23 community papers & 20 websites reaching over 400,000 readers.


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MEDICINE. University of Colorado Hospital is excited to bring you a helpful and informative seminar series at the Lone Tree Health Center. Get your questions answered and learn more about your health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine physicians, right here in your neighborhood. UPCOMING SEMINARS INCLUDE: WHY ARE MY HANDS NUMB? A discussion on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

LOL WITH CONFIDENCE: Learn what’s available for Female Bladder control

Presented by: John Froelich, MD Assistant Professor, Orthopedics University of Colorado School of Medicine

Presented by: Kathleen Connell, MD and Tyler Muffly, MD Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Women’s Pelvic Health and Surgery University of Colorado School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00 – 7:00pm Why do I drop things and my hands go numb? Learn the answers to these and many other questions related to carpal tunnel syndrome. Cost: Free CLASSES OFFERED AT: Lone Tree Health Center 9548 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124 TO REGISTER GO TO: WWW.UCH.EDU/LONETREE Or call Amy Hurley at 720-553-1127 or 720-848-2200

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:00 – 7:30pm Learn why it’s NEVER normal to have bladder control issues. Find out what options are available if more advanced treatment is needed. Cost: Free

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