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Englewood 11-22-2013

Englewood

November 22, 2013

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Arapahoe County, Colorado • Volume 93, Issue 40

Schools see drop in students Administrators surprised that count declined by 146 By Tom Munds

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Tom O’Connor, left, checks out the jersey Galen Kauffman located during the Nov. 16 Englewood High School 100th Anniversary Celebration. The jersey is the same one that Kauffman, a 1985 graduate, wore when he played basketball for the Pirates. Photos by Tom Munds

Pirates celebrate century mark Past and present EHS faculty, students take part in festivities

The final 2013 count shows there are 2,835 students attending Englewood schools — a drop of 146 students from 2012, or a 5 percent decline. “I am surprised our enrollment is down this year,” Brian Ewert, school superintendent, said on Nov. 15. “Our enrollment was up by 30 students last year, but this year, we saw a drop.” The 2012 count showed 2,981 students in Englewood schools. He said the biggest decline was enrollment at Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School, which had about 80 students fewer than expected. “The alternative high school is a very transit population,” he said. “Unfortunately, this year’s count day came when our enrollment was down. Right now it is quite a bit higher than it was on Oct. 1. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help us because state funding is based on the student count on Oct. 1.” After the official count is made on Oct. 1, school districts work with the state to correct possible errors because the state funding is based on the full-time equivalent of the official count.

By Tom Munds

Count continues on Page 9

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com “It is so good to see you again” was heard a lot as current students and faculty joined those from years past on Nov. 16 for Englewood High School’s celebration of its 100th anniversary. For example, 1978 graduate Diane Seymour said that during the celebration she saw and talked to classmates and teachers she hasn’t seen in 35 years. “This is such a great event and, although it’s been a long time since I went to school here, I am still a Pirate,” she said with a smile. “I still have and wear Pirate T-shirts and marching band items. Touring the school was great and I even got to see (retired band director) Dr. (Jess) Gerardi. It was great to see him and brought back memories of when I marched in his band.” The school had a lot of memorabilia on display, some of it, like outdated Pirate uniforms, for sale. “I read they were selling some of the old uniforms and I really didn’t expect to find the one I wore back in the early ’80s,” said Galen Kauffman, a 1985 graduate. “But I came tonight, started digging through the old basketball uniforms and I found it, I found the No. 21 jersey I wore when I played basketball here for four seasons. Coming here tonight was a lot of fun. It brought a ton of memories and I got to connect with a lot of old friends I haven’t seen in years.” Bob Karlson, a 1958 graduate, sat on a bench looking through the yearbook

District rating makes jump The commons was crowded with attendees at the Nov. 16 festivities as Englewood High School celebrated its 100th anniversary. There was a sale of old uniforms and yearbooks, plus a dance.

‘Accredited with improvement’ ranking stops ticking clock By Tom Munds

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Bob Schlageter and Gretchen Sombarr, 1960 EHS graduates, demonstrate how to dance the jitterbug at the dance that was part of the Nov. 16 Englewood High School 100th anniversary celebration. The activities included a tour of the new wing, a tour of the old school and the dance. The “Dance of the Decades” featured songs dating from 1914 — the year of the school’s first graduating class — up to music of today.

The Englewood Schools achieved a threeyear goal when the Colorado Department of Education approved an appeal elevating the district to a rating of accredited with improvement, a rating based on issues such as student achievement and growth, academic gaps, and postsecondary and workforce readiness. “The process to reach this point began three years ago when Englewood was designated a turnaround district,” said Brian Ewert, school superintendent. “At that time, we developed a plan to raise our rating. In the last three years, a lot of hard work by teachers and staff has resulted in the higher rating.” He added that the plan is to use the leverage of the improvement to continue the trend. In 2010, Englewood’s performance rating from CDE was “turnaround,” which meant the district was under state scrutiny. It also meant Englewood had five years to improve to an acceptable level or face state sanctions. Efforts of staff and teachers resulted in the district being elevated to the rating of priority improvement the next year. The rating didn’t change the next year, but now, Englewood is rated accredited with improvement, which is an acceptable rating to the state education department. Ewert said the new accreditation means the district is no longer under the education department microscope, and the deadline clock to make improvements is no longer ticking. Karen Brofft, deputy school superintendent, Rating continues on Page 9


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Kindness reigns in this parade Sometimes, you can’t stop the parade, especially when it’s fueled by quiet goodness and an abiding conviction that the smallest effort makes a difference. Sometimes, you just have to jump into the line and see where it takes you. That’s what high school teacher Bob Sutterer and his Rum-Dums did. “We feel we don’t really know what we’re doing,” says Bob, with a smile. “But none of us really feels like we should walk away — so we just keep walking forward.” One hopeful step at a time. The path is taking him and his small troupe to Liberia, a battle-ravaged country struggling to find its way after two successive civil wars dismantled its economic and educational infrastructure. “The challenge is huge,” says Robert Sondah, an educator in Liberia from whom Bob has learned much. “Our society has been broken.” But to fully understand Bob’s connection to this small West African country, you must first retrace the route back 17 years to a Minnesota basement and a rickety table with file folders stacked by a man who repeatedly showed his family what it meant to care. “I remember walking into the kitchen and Dad was cooking ribs — mounds of food,” Bob says. “I’d say, `Oooh, we’re going to eat well!’ And he’d say, `They’re for so-and-so-and-so-and-so ... someone with illness in their family or who had lost their job.” His dad, Dittmar Sutterer, was the son of a pastor from a small Minnesota town. Now 82, he spent his life as a teacher, paper industry employee and school

custodian. Always, “he was making and giving things to other people,” Bob says. So, it didn’t surprise anyone when Dittmar, after befriending members of the large Liberian refugee community in Minneapolis, began supporting an orphanage in the country where 85 percent of its people live below the international poverty line. He established a small, informal nonprofit comprised mainly of neighbors on his street and ran it from the table in his basement, writing necessary communication on a manual typewriter. Eventually, the bridge he built carried more than 7,000 books, about $90,000 to help create and modernize schools from thatchedroof into cement-walled structures and 178 55-gallon barrels of clothing, medical supplies and food. In 2007, after 11 years of guiding this outreach, Dittmar, beginning to feel the weight of his years, gave notice to family, friends and partners in Liberia that he would retire the following year. “A lot of his supporters were aging, too,” Bob says. “It was kind of a natural winddown of the entire process.”

But, as Bob looked at what his father had done, he and his wife, Lisa, began to marvel: “We were amazed that one guy, a retired senior citizen, could start something that grew to something really significant.” That’s when the parade beckoned. Bob visited Liberia in 2010, driving down muddy roads through lush jungles to villages where kids ran down hills as he arrived and teachers shook his hands in gratitude. He found unexpected memories of home, too. “I saw books that were on my shelf on their shelves,” Bob says. “I saw kids running around in Minnesota jerseys.” He returned to Colorado completely overwhelmed, knowing only the need for education was immense and feeling a fascinating curiosity spark about what, just maybe, could happen if someone cared enough. “Education,” Bob says, “should be something everyone should get a shot at.” He began writing to friends, and like his father before him, recruited a small neighborly band. They include his wife, a middle school social studies teacher; a marketing executive; a physician’s assistant; a school principal; an accountant; and a college professor. They call themselves the RumDums because they’re figuring it out as they go. They’ve connected with the nonprofit Vision Trust in Colorado Springs, a Christian organization whose goal is to provide at-risk children in Africa, Asia and the Americas with education, food and medical care.

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That’s how they met Robert and his wife, Siakor, who oversee six schools with 54 teachers and more than 2,600 students in kindergarten through ninth grades. The couple was recently in Colorado for training with Vision Trust and strategy meetings with the Rum-Dums. They are passionate about their mission. “We’re hoping to develop a new generation of leadership in our country,” Robert says. “We’re hoping the kids will grow up to know God and become the leaders who will help the people and bring back to the community.” Apart from the mission connection, a true friendship forged on mutual admiration is growing. Bob is consistently moved by the devoted commitment Robert and Siakor, parents of four children themselves, bring each day to plant roots for successful lives in the children under their watch. “It’s truly inspiring ... to give to so many kids,” Bob says. “There’s a simple but profound goodness in that.” Robert and Siakor see that virtue in American culture rather than their own. “You (Americans) can’t just live for yourselves,” Robert says. “You have to empty yourself into other people.” Siakor acknowledges the different cultures and environments. “But,” she says, “we are all working for the common good — so we can make the world better.” Maybe that’s what the parade represents, a chance to become part of something greater than ourselves. Healey continues on Page 23


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Moms, sons attend Englewood dance Tables, lighting turn rec center to ballroom By Tom Munds

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The crowd arrived slowly for the Englewood Parks and Recreation Department’s first Mom-Son Dance, but soon there were 19 couples at the event. Moms were asked to sign up to attend the Nov. 16 event. Several did, but others just decided to come. Most couples were well dressed for the special evening out. Mom was given a wrist corsage when she came in the door, and there were tables and chairs where they could sit, talk and wait for the music to start. Since there was good attendance, there are plans to hold the Mom-Son Dance again next fall. Gabby Hernandez and her son Daniel were one of the first couples to arrive. “It’s nice they do this and I think it is nice to have a special evening with my only child,” Hernandez said. “The area is nicely decorated and I think it will be fun.” Daniel, 8, said he thought it was a nice event. “I like being with mom, but when the music starts, I’m not much of a dancer, but I’ll try,” the 8-year-old said. But, when the music started, couples including Velvet Gosch and her son Branden moved out on the floor. Branden, an 8-year-old, said he

Velvet Grosch helps her son Branden learn the steps as they take part in the Nov. 16 Mom-Son Dance at the Englewood Recreation Center. Mom was given flowers, the pair had their pictures taken and there were refreshments at the event. Photo by Tom Munds was having fun. “I like to dance,” he said. “I just started learning to dance and mom is a good teacher.” Nearby, Christie McNeill and her son Nicholas were dancing. “Tonight is special. I have three boys and tonight I am spending the evening out with my oldest son,”

Christie said. “I like this evening because it is something different. Dancing is something I like to do, and so does Nicholas, so we should have fun.” The 6-year-old was very active and kept his mom moving. “I like this kind of music. It is fun to listen to and I like to dance to it too,” the boy said.

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Private count disagrees with company’s study By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Parking concerns fueled the most comments at a Nov. 12 neighborhood meeting about a proposal to develop 1.8 acres in downtown Englewood. Power pole removal and architectural changes were also discussed at the meeting held by developer Medici Communities. The proposal is to develop the 1.8acre area that includes the vacant lot on the corner of South Broadway and Englewood Parkway as well as the land west of the alley along the 3400 block of South Acoma Street. Medici Communities’ proposal is to construct a mixed use development with an 8,600-square-foot restaurant site on the corner of Broadway and Englewood Parkway, which would be part of the total of 23,500 feet of first-floor commercial space to be included in the project. The upper floors of the buildings would contain 114 apartments. In the first neighborhood meeting Oct. 23, concerns were raised about whether or not there would be sufficient parking for the project and for the existing businesses on the west side of the 3400 block of South Broadway.

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At the Nov. 12 meeting, Troy Gladwell, Medici’s project manager, told an audience of about 20 that the traffic study the company commissioned concluded the proposal was eight spaces short of providing adequate parking for the project. However, business owner Doug Cohn presented his own traffic study, and his figures were very different from the figures included in the company’s study. “The company you hired did their studies in the afternoons each time they did a count,” Cohn said. “We went out at different times in the day and in the evening over three months.” In the document he provided to the developer, Cohn’s conclusion was that there needed to be 80 to 100 spaces for existing businesses on weekdays and weekends. That estimate doesn’t include any parking spaces for new businesses, restaurants or residents. Gladwell said he would review Cohn’s report. “We want to make this a successful project with as little impact on existing businesses as possible,” he said. “That includes providing adequate parking for the project and for the existing businesses.” Addressing a different matter, Gladwell said the artist concepts shown were initial renderings, and there will be architectural changes. “We agree we need to improve the architecture,” he said. “It needs to

blend in with the area, plus not be so boxy.” He also talked about the investigation into removing the power poles from the alley. He said the initial information indicates the utilities can be placed underground and the poles removed. However, he said he is continuing to talk with Xcel Energy to make sure placing the utilities underground doesn’t place a financial burden on the existing businesses. “Along with removing the poles, we are investigating the possibility of widening the alley,” Gladwell said. “That could provide parking behind the existing businesses.” He was also asked about the timeline for the project. He said the rezoning request will take eight months or more. Provided financing is in place and the rezoning is approved, construction will begin. He said it will take about a year to complete the project. Ted Vasilas, owner of Ted’s Clothes, said he felt the timing was right for this project and he supports it. “This is a great project,” he said. “If the developer and the city work together and do their jobs right, this should be a plus for the community.” Gladwell said he will meet with residents again in early December, when he plans to revisit the parking study, have new drawings of the buildings and more information about what to do with the power poles in the alley.

NEWS IN A HURRY Eateries help school program

Local restaurants are taking part in a weeklong effort Dec. 1-7 to raise funds for Challenge Day activities at Englewood High School. Challenge Day is described as a program going beyond the traditional anti-bullying effort by seeking to build empathy and ignite a movement of compassion and positive change As of Nov. 18, the restaurants taking part in the fundraiser included Cafe 180, 3315 S. Broadway, participating all week and donating 50 percent; Fireside Books and Coffee, 401 W. Hampden Ave., participating

all week and donating 25 percent; Noodles & Company, 697 W. Hampden Ave., participating Dec. 5 and donating 25 percent; Chipotle, 333 W. Hampden Ave., participating on Dec. 3 from 4-8 p.m. and donating 50 percent. Country Buffet and Tokyo Joe’s in Englewood are taking part but dates and percentages haven’t been set.

Students take top spot

Ellie Wooldridge, Maclovia Underwood and Hanna Stokes, fifth-graders at Clayton Elementary School, recently finished first among other area fifth-graders in a competition called

“Are You Smarter than the Founding Fathers?” The competition was a test of knowledge about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and early American history.

Free Thanksgiving meal

Café 180 at 3315 S. Broadway puts out the welcome mat to all who want to come in and eat a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This is the third year Café 180 had hosted the dinner. This year, Footer’s is catering the meal that will be served from noon to 2 p.m. There will be no charge for the meal.


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Council takes shape following election Members sworn in; Penn keeps mayoral position By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com The Englewood City Council went through post-election transitions on Nov. 18, in its first regular meeting after Election Day. Outgoing member Jim Woodward was honored, the newly elected members of the council took the oath of office, and then councilmembers chose Randy Penn to continue his tenure as mayor and Linda Olson to assume the mayor pro tem role that Woodward had held. The activities began with a tribute to Woodward, who was leaving after serving more than nine years on the council. Woodward, who opted not to seek another term, was honored by fellow council members, and Mike Fordyce, Craig Hospital president, presented Woodward with an award to recognize his service. The city recognized Woodward’s service by presenting him with a plaque and a bouquet of flowers. The focus then shifted to the newly

Municipal Judge Vincent Atencio, right, administers the oath of office to the city councilmembers who were elected earlier this month. Left to right are council newcomer Steve Yates and returning members Linda Olson and Rick Gillit. The members were sworn in during the Nov. 18 city council meeting. Photo by Tom Munds elected members of the council. Olson and Councilmember Rick Gillit were re-elected, and Steve Yates was elected to fill the at-large seat vacated by

Woodward. Municipal Judge Vincent Atencio administered the oath of office to the three council members and they were seated.

Atencio was also re-elected in November, but his term is on a calendar year, so he will be sworn in after the first of the year. Following those proceedings, councilmembers then turned to the task of electing members to serve as mayor and mayor pro tem. The mayor represents the city at ceremonies and meetings but only has one vote when the council decides an issue. The mayor pro tem steps in at events and activities when the mayor isn’t available. The mayor pro tem also has a single vote on council. Penn and Councilmember Joe Jefferson were nominated to serve as mayor. Jefferson received three votes on the seven-member council, and then the council chose to unanimously re-elect Penn as mayor. Olson and Gillit were nominated to serve as mayor pro tem. Gillit received three votes and then all councilmembers voted to elect Olson. There was a reception to honor the incoming and outgoing councilmembers and a time for the new members to introduce friends and family. When that was completed, the council took up the remaining issues on the agenda.

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Simply saying thanks for Thanksgiving A moment to say thanks in late November is always a welcome breather. The last third of the year — beginning in September and transitioning into winter — is marked by as much or more activity as other segments of the year. While the preceding summer is often a lighter balance of work, school and vacation — the work and education worlds rev up to warp speed in September. At the same time politics heats up for the annual November election, whether it is an odd or even year replete with varying mixes of local, state and federal issues. Views are discussed. Ballot questions and candidates are sized up. Some people vote from the gut while others do many hours

our view of research beforehand. Some see the whole deal as a suspect shebang and don’t vote. And while most remain civil and parse topics by issues, it does get personal and sometimes a light fog of animosity lingers after the votes are counted — which takes a little while to clear away. Once the voting cycle is complete, the signs of the holiday season are in our publications and on our streets and screens, everywhere. And whether a family

gets caught up in the throes of consumerism overlapped with Christmas, the scene is set all around us. Shopping activity increases, and we revel in the gift of giving. Meaningful religious services and joyous celebrations take place, and then the year comes charging to a close. We say “happy New Year” and set forth with renewed purpose. So next week Thanksgiving equates to a quasi seven-inning stretch. Through the years, some people in our circles have said it’s their favorite holiday. And we can certainly see the virtues. Thanksgiving centers on sitting down and enjoying a meal. We count our blessings and share what we are thankful for

in our lives. Of course, be advised to take a role pitching in to see that the kitchen crew has enough help and so forth — but other than that the day isn’t meant to have a lot of moving parts. The process and pressure of giving gifts — while joyful in most ways — is out of play. Sure Thanksgiving sometimes also serves as a time to huddle and plan for the December holidays, but the spirit of Thanksgiving is at its best when it remains simple. Thanksgiving is simple, and beautifully so. Just get together and add a deck of cards and a few games to enhance the interaction. Thanksgiving is simply a time to give thanks, listen to each other, laugh and think a bit about how to help each other.

Know what’s funny? What gift do you want? Not much, really question of the week

Presents will be given as the holidays roll around. We asked people at the Outlets at Castle Rock what gift they would most like to receive this year.

“A massage.” — Brandi Tsuchimoto, Castle Pines

“A vacation — anywhere in the Caribbean.” — Pamela Gates, Parker

“More time with my kids.” — Shalea Hardison, Castle Rock

“Something to play music off of my phone from.” — Matt Messer, Castle Rock

letters to the editor Illegal labor hurts citizens

The 2014 Colorado Legislature is about to convene and there are still many people, especially young people, out of work. Benefits from both the public and private sector are needed to help Colorado citizens get through. A big contributor to the problem is the high amount of illegal labor. While criminal businesses park citizen labor in government subsidies they use illegal labor at will. Last year our legislators, Linda Newell and Daniel Kagan, contributed to the problem by offering illegal immigrants enticements to come and stay. They made driver’s licenses available (a form of ID), gave in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, and allowed cities and counties to refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement. While these bills may please our legislators’ special-interest friends in the Chambers of Commerce and Colorado Municipal League, it does little to stem the tide of illegal labor that effects south metro citizens directly and indirectly. We need to make it clear to both Newell and Kagan that we want to see these laws rescinded and e-verify in place. We can reduce the cost of state government by being vigilant about how we legislate and where the money goes. John C. Brick Englewood

Consider helping charter school

The Englewood School District conducted its student enrollment count Nov. 1, which determines the district’s per-pupil revenues, and found enrollment has decreased by 146 students, or 5 percent. From 1993 until 2002 (10 years) there was a 9.3 percent enrollment decrease. From 2003 to 2012 there was

another 27 percent decrease. Now in 2013 Englewood’s enrollment has seriously declined again! Most residents believe that this unhealthy trend is unsustainable. And yet, for the second time in a row, Carlton Academy was denied a charter by the Englewood School Board because they were unable to show a “need” or a public outcry for an alternative. We say the public is proving their outcry and need for an alternative of Englewood schools by taking their students out of Englewood School District. So why the denial? Great question! In addition to requiring Carlton Academy to provide transportation, which is not legally required, the board denied the charter due to scoring by outside evaluators who used conflicting rubrics. Carlton Academy also provided a new amended budget, but the school board chose not to consider it. Carlton Academy, another choice for parents of students in K-8, desires to come alongside this struggling school district and provide a sound education alternative just as Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School (an Englewood public school) does for high schoolers struggling with regular high school. Carlton Academy believes parents deserve a choice before having to move out of Englewood for education. Englewood residents can help their school district by joining with Carlton Academy in bringing an education alternative to the community. Remember, Carlton Academy does not take money from Englewood Schools, it actually helps increase the amount received. The charter will have open enrollment and will take all students by a lottery. Please visit www.CarltonAcademyLLC. com for more info! Theresa Martens Centennial

Ironically, I received an email from a reader telling me to smile on the same day that I began a column that would explain why I don’t smile. Or laugh. Oh, now and then I do. The idea came from a New Yorker article written by Paul Rudnick, who said, “The phone rang while I was watching ‘Good Morning America,’ and I wondered if they could ever pay me enough to fake being that cheerful.’” That made me smile, because I have always thought that most of the men and women who host morning television programs are unnervingly upbeat. I haven’t watched any scripted television comedies in twenty years, simply because they aren’t comedies — at least I don’t think so. Laugh tracks are an insult. They should be illegal. But here’s the thing: I have made people smile and laugh all of my adult life, and not just with my looks. Movies are just as bad. I watched about two minutes of “Goldmember” before vomiting. I would never survive in a comedy club. I mean, I would never survive in the audience. I don’t tell jokes, and I greatly prefer extemporaneous humor to anything that has been written and polished by a stand-up. I make exceptions. I lap up the annual joke show on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and especially anything about a skeleton or a snake or a shepherd that goes into a bar. I like sarcasm and dry humor, especially dry, droll humor. I am not a complete sourpuss, but I try to be discriminating. Some people will laugh at almost anything. I think I laughed

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quite a bit during the Bush administrations, but sadly for all the wrong reasons. I gave a one-time painting demonstration to about 60 people, and before I began, the organizer told me to smile every once in a while. That naturally caused me to not smile at all. I cry much more often than I laugh. When I see a genuinely tender moment in a film, I get teary. Whenever I think about my father for more than a minute or two, I get teary. Our thresholds for humor are all different. Television aims for those who have very low thresholds. I want you to listen for something the next time you watch a situation comedy. Every third line is a punch line. That is not how humor works. I feel underestimated. I do get a big kick out of the meteorologists who stand in front of very colorful local or national maps and wave their hands at current or predicted temperatures or conditions, as if they were playing a harp. One in particular should be required to do her segment wearing handcuffs. What amuses you might not amuse me. I never thought that M*A*S*H was of any particular interest. But to its credit, the Smith continues on Page 7

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Be real, both inside and outside I had an interesting “virtual” experience a few months ago. No, not that kind of experience, but a “virtual” business experience that taught me a valuable lesson in life. We all know that everything we see or read on the Internet must be true, right? Not quite. Well, even in the virtual world, everything we see may not be what we think it is either. I was delivering a presentation using virtual technology. The people on the other side of the screen could see me and I could see them, very cool. It was an early morning presentation, I had myself set up at my desk, coffee mug filled, and my webcam adjusted perfectly to capture my image from my chest up to the top of my head. I had dressed professionally for the meeting, however, professionally only from the waist up. Since it was an early morning meeting I took a short cut and put on a dress shirt,

tie, and jacket, but left my sweat pants and sneakers on as I would be seated for this presentation. Or so I thought. The meeting went longer than anticipated, and before I knew it there was so much activity happening in my home that I was forced to stand up and shut my office door. I had completely forgotten that I would reveal that I was not in a full suit and tie and that my audience would see my casual sweat pants and sneakers. Was it the worst thing that could have

happened? No, of course not. We all got a good laugh about it and it gave me more material for that presentation and for this column. The point I realized was that sometimes in life people only let us see what they want us to see, not the real deal. There have been points in my own life where I have been guilty of this myself, not just through the use of virtual technology, but not being the real deal or the real me in every circumstance. Do I do it out of protecting myself and keeping a guard up or do I do it out of an intent to have others see me as I want them to see me, not who I really am in any given situation or encounter? As you know by now I love quoting Zig Ziglar, so here is what Zig says about it, “You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will make the best you in existence.” You see we have to be the real deal, the genuine article in all that we do and all that we say. This morning I had another virtual

presentation with a team of people assembled in Budapest, Hungary. The meeting was scheduled for 5 a.m. Mountain Time. I woke up early enough to shower, shave, put on my best suit, shirt, tie, and dress shoes. I was dressed for success and not leaving anything to chance. What they saw was a business professional, what they heard came from my heart, and my confidence was so much higher because I was being myself on the inside and the outside, I was the real deal. How about you? Do you let people only see what you want them to see? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@ gmail.com and when you enjoy the benefits of being the real deal, the real you, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com

Colorado leads in economic growth It has been a very long road to recovery and there is finally some good news. The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank just announced the third quarter economic data for our region. It appears the Colorado economy is improving at a greater rate than the national average. This comes five years after the end of the Great Recession. Here are the data points from the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): The Feds are predicting GDP to be 2.6 percent for 2013; 3.5 percent for 2014 and 3.6 percent in 2015. The reason for the increase, which would be the highest in this business cycle, is due to higher taxes (no more payroll tax holiday) and rising income taxes. • Employment: Nationally, the current unemployment rate is 7.3 percent. However Colorado is faring a bit better at seven percent. The private sector is picking up in 2013 and there is less government drag. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) expects unemployment to be down to 6.2 percent by 2015 and 5.9 percent in Colorado. Last year there was a 2.5 percent increase in Colorado employment and a 10.2 percent jobs growth in Colorado over the last 10 years compared to only 4.8 percent nationwide. The largest jump in our region has been in residential construction.

• Housing: Colorado home prices have surpassed previous levels as of Sept. 30. Prices are up 9.3 percent for the year, which is 6 percent over the 2007 levels. There is a 1.8 month supply of houses on the market in Denver. • Inflation: The Headline inflation rate is hovering around 1.7 percent. The Federal Reserve has a dual mandate: To keep price stability — defined by inflation at or lower than 2 percent — and keep employment steady at or below 6.5 percent. • The Consumer: Spending is up over 3 percent this year compared to 2012. This is partly due to the expanding labor market and homeowners seeing improvement in their equity. Rising equity is partly due to low interest rates, especially if they refinanced in the last five years, coupled with rising home values. The economy continues to grow mod-

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of University Women, LittletonEnglewood Branch invites baccalaureates to participate in activities that further the goals of equity for women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Meetings usually are Mondays each month, September through May, at Koelbel Library, Orchard Road and Holly Street, Centennial. Social time is followed by business meeting and informative program on subjects ranging from public policy issues to poetry. Call Linda Shell at 303-796-7702. DENVER INVESTOR Club meets the first Thursday each month at 7:30 p.m. at the IHOP on Clinton Street in Englewood. Call Gail Segreto at 303-810-9015 or e-mail gailsegreto@ starband.net. 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,

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laugh track was turned off whenever the characters were performing surgery. There was a (white) Virginia woman on CNN today who was attempting to justify why she permitted her 7-year-old son to dress up like a Ku Klux Klansman on Halloween. The woman’s last name is “Black.” That’s just nuts. I smiled at that, again,

call 303-914-0180 or visit www.coloradojaycees.org.

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 www.letip.com. 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. Clubs continues on Page 23

perhaps for the wrong reasons. I think the reader who told me to smile wants more confirmation bias in her journalists, and less judgment about the things she believes in that I do not. A skeleton goes into a bar, and the bartender says, “What will you have?” And the skeleton says, “A beer and a mop.” Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

erately according to Alison Felix, VP of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Denver branch. The government shutdown may subtract up to one-half of a percent from prior GDP, however Colorado continues to outperform the national economy in construction and spending. The new Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen made her first announcement recently. She is being labeled as “dovish” and announced she would like to provide forward guidance of what would cause the Fed to taper their bond-buying program. This may be in an effort to reduce surprises and hence tame markets as they anticipate these changes. This may be a difficult undertaking as we have already seen both equity and bond markets react to concerns over how sustainable economic growth will be without the additional money supply produced by the Fed.

This could mean two important things for investors: First, those on a fixed income will not be enjoying decent bond or CD yields anytime soon. Second, the longer the Fed tapering gets pushed into the future, the better chance we will have of market volatility in anticipation of when that will actually occur. These are all good reasons to make certain your portfolio is well-positioned for these events.

Patricia Kummer has been an independent Certified Financial Planner for 27 years and is president of Kummer Financial Strategies Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor in Highlands Ranch. She welcomes your questions at www.kummerfinancial. com or call the economic hotline at 303683-5800.Any material discussed is meant for informational purposes only and not a substitute for individual advice.

OBITUARIES Armstrong

Todd Armstrong Todd Armstrong of Englewood and Sheridan, Colorado passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013, at home, following a courageous battle with cancer. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1969 and attended Colorado State University. An “old-fashioned” optician by trade, Todd not only made eyeglasses, but made sure they matched each client’s professional, recreational and personal needs. His expertise in his field garnered him a loyal clientele, many of them traveling miles to have Todd handle their opticianry needs. He made house calls to infirm and elderly clients and often, with a smile on his face, found a client/friend on his home doorstep with an “eyeglass emergency”. An avid Bronco fan and, several-time nationally ranked, bowler, Todd also enjoyed old western novels and movies and could frequently be found curled up in a chair with grandson Ethan watching black and white Gene Autry episodes. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, of 36 years, mother Ramona, children Adam, Tara, Jenna and Keira, brothers Timm and Tom, grandson Ethan and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Todd will be remembered as a fine man, a loving father and husband, and a friend to all.

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Robert Warren Jones Dec 3, 1927 - Nov 12, 2013

Robert Warren Jones 85 of Hendersonville, NC died on November 12, 2013, after a sudden illness. Robert served in the Air Force during the Korean War, as a waist gunner He flew Fifty-Five night missions. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years. She was the former Caroline Turpen a native of Englewood. They are survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving is Caroline’s sister Esther Turpen Bauman residing in Hendersonville. She can be contacted at estbau@morrisbb.net.

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New wing ready for students High school, academy moving to state-of-the-art facilities By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com Over Thanksgiving break, high school and leadership academy classrooms will move into the state-of-the-art facilities in the newly completed wing of the sevenththrough 12th-grade campus. “Students who have seen even a small part of the new facilities are excited,” Brian Ewert, school superintendent, said as he conducted a tour of the wing. “There are a lot of differences. For example, teachers won’t be assigned to a classroom. Instead, they will have a desk and storage space in an area along with others teaching the same subject.” The entrance is on the north end of the campus. The doors lead into a common area equipped with tables, chairs and sofas. One wall of the area is metal, so teachers can use magnets to put up displays or the magnets can be used to display student art. Ewert led the tour to an area that includes a kitchen, washers and driers, plus an area that resembles a one-bedroom apartment. The superintendent explained these facilities will be used to teach life skills to students in the transition program. There are a multitude of windows and the classrooms and halls are brightly lit. Ewert noted the students selected the colors for the walls and for the classrooms. Facilities in the wing include an art room with special desks that lift and lock at angles to become easels. Another area is a ceramic classroom, complete with kilns. The tour visited a couple areas of Engle-

wood High School that were completely renovated, including the band room, the choir room and the auditorium. “The new area is amazing,” said Paul Webster, band director. “We have a lot of room and it is so much better than the old band room.” The tour included a visit to the area equipped with the latest stoves, ovens and other cooking facilities where, starting in January, the district will offer culinary arts classes. “We will offer second semester classes in nutrition and cooking using these facilities,” Ewert said. “Starting when school resumes in the fall of 2014, we will offer a full college-preparatory hospitality and culinary arts program.” The superintendent said the move is temporary, because the wing that will be occupied by the high school and leadership academy classes will become the middle school when the project is completed in December 2014. The move was necessary so crews can begin phase two of the project, which includes demolition of the remaining high school buildings to make way for construction of the new high school. On Nov. 16, EHS celebrated its 100th anniversary and the activities included tours of the new facilities. Roland Hartley, a 1968 EHS graduate, toured the new wing said the new facilities are amazing. “I think that is a great asset to EHS,” he said. “I think the kids will look forward to coming to that new, modern facility every day.” Diane Seymour, a 1978 graduate, had similar comments. “The new facility is very different, very modern,” she said. “I am proud Englewood School District took the steps necessary to meet the needs of today’s students.”

Englewood High School is moving to the newly completed wing, and this hall greets students as they enter the new facility. Photos by Tom Munds

Brian Ewert, school superintendent, talks about this science room located in the newly completed wing of the underconstruction campus. Englewood High School classes will shift to the new wing over Thanksgiving week.

New Tri-County director named Local health agency chief worked at CDC By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com John Douglas Jr. moved into his new office in late October, assuming the position as executive director of Tri-County Health Department. “We are glad to be back in Colorado. Our daughter lives in Aurora and our son is attending Colorado College,” Douglas said from his office on Nov. 18. “I am looking forward to continuing Tri-County’s great tradition of partnerships and the department’s continuing work seeking to improve the health of the people we serve.” Douglas earned a bachelor’s de-

gree in English from Davidson College in North Carolina and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. “I worked at the Denver Public Health Douglas Department for 19 years before spending the last 10 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where there was more of a focus on the national and international health issues,” he said. “Our focus is much more local here at TriCounty. We serve a very diverse client base. We serve rural as well as urban areas and a wide income range. Our goal is to reach out to all our clients to improve health and promote a higher quality of life.”

A national search was begun soon after Richard Vogt announced he would leave the executive director’s post when he retired in July. The field was narrowed to four or five finalists who were interviewed for the post and Douglas was selected to fill the vacancy. “In my short time on the job, I have found Tri-County is a strong department, even stronger than I expected,” he said. “We also have a local focus but we still are the health department serving about 1.3 million people who live in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.” Tri-County Health Department is the largest local health department in the state. Its mission is to protect, promote and improve the health, environment and quality of life for all its clients.

have a story idea? Email your ideas to Englewood Community Editor Tom Munds at tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com or call him at 303-566-4108. ThunderRidge High School invites all prospective students and their families to an academic showcase night on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 6pm. The evening is intended to provide a snapshot of the academic pathways offered through our comprehensive high school, an overview of how ThunderRidge students excel, and an introduction to how they are prepared for success in the 21st Century. Individual detailed sessions will be available regarding the International Baccalaureate Programme, Advanced Placement courses, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) and Career and Technical Education. Families will have the opportunity to meet with current students, various clubs and activities, and other members of the TRHS community, who are excited to share their school experiences.

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High school, academy relocating during break Move to happen in Thanksgiving week By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com The Thanksgiving break for Englewood High School and Englewood Leadership Academy will stretch over a full week so classrooms can be moved to the newly constructed wing. No classes are scheduled for high school and

leadership academy students from Nov. 25 through 29. The first two days of the lengthened Thanksgiving break, Nov. 25 and 26, are designated as moving days, the time when the high school and leadership academy classrooms, books and equipment will be shifted to the new facilities. The newly built area marks the completion of Phase 1 of construction of a seventh- through 12thgrade campus on the high school site. For the next

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Ewert said a favorable sign is the fact that the freshman and sophomore classes are the largest in seven years and all the elementary schools are full. He noted the fact that there were about 50 fewer students at the middle school level this year. The superintendent said he is researching the fact that so many students come and go during the school year in Englewood. For example, he said 450 students who were enrolled in Englewood schools last year didn’t return this fall. However, the district did enroll about 300 students who were new to Englewood schools. “I would guess some people

year, the high school and leadership academy classes will be in the new wing so the high school building can be demolished in order to construct the remainder of the project. The move comes with the completion of Phase 1 of Colorado’s largest public school projects under construction. Phase 1 includes what will eventually become the middle school wing. The completed areas also include the north field house; science, technol-

leave because they are unhappy with the district,” Ewert said. “But I am guessing there a number of other reasons for leaving, such as moving to a new location.” He said he is an optimist and believes everything that is going on in the district, including completion of phase 1 of construction of the new campus and introduction of career programs such as culinary arts and cosmetology, will draw students to the district. The decline in enrollment means Englewood will receive less state school funding. State funding is based on the number of full-time equivalent students in a district. A district receives less state funding for part-time students. Englewood’s state funding will be based on 2,600 full-time equivalent students. That is because, while Englewood provides full-day kindergarten for all students, the state only provides

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Sombarr was wearing a poodle skirt of the 1950s, and the couple showed onlookers how to do the ’50s-style jitterbug. Near the cafeteria, a table held Flood Middle School band uniform jackets free to all comers and Roland Hartley was trying to find one that would fit him. “I was in the band about ’68. I wore these jackets back then and I want one of them that fit to take home with me,” he said. “I played the clarinet at Flood and in the EHS band. This is a great event. It was nice to see the new facility and tour EHS. I am sorry they are tearing it down like they did Flood, but the new facilities they have planned are amazing and will provide a great place for kids to learn.”

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ogy, engineering and math labs; and a student commons. The complete renovation of the school’s auditorium was completed in October. Once the classrooms are moved to the new wing, demolition of the remaining school building and complete renovation of the field house will begin. The $44 million project funded by voterapproved bonds and a state grant is scheduled to be completed by January 2015.

half-time credit for 226 full-day kindergarten students. However, the financial impact of the declining enrollment will be less because Englewood is still under the state rules that allow averaging enrollment for five years to determine state funding. “By using the five-year averaging, our count for funding will only be about 25 students less than the figure we used for the budget that was adopted in June,” said John Kvale, district finance director. “Based on the state student support figure we were told to expect, it means we will receive about $130,000 less than was used to determine the budget. We’ll find a way to deal with that figure.” Kvale said preparing a budget is always difficult because the district has to estimate enrollment six or seven months before the official count is made and certified.

from his graduating year. “Looking through this book brings back a lot of beautiful memories,” he said as he pointed to a picture in the book. “Back then, you knew everyone, and it is great to look through the book and be reminded of the good times we shared here at Englewood High School. I can’t tell you how glad I am I came tonight.” Part of the festivities was the Dance of the Decades that include music ranging from 1914 up to today’s favorites. Bob Schlageter and Gretchen Sombarr, 1960 graduates, came to dance.

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she said. “We appealed, asking Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School scores not be part of the district’s overall scores. CDE approved the appeal and, with CFAHS scores not figured in with the district, the new rating became accredited with improvement.” Michell Ansley, district director of learning, research and metrics, said Englewood Schools worked hard to improve the ratings. “The 2013 accreditation rating is a tribute to all the hard work our teachers and staff have done, plus it shows the hard work is paying off,” she said. “It also shows we are headed in the right direction as we work to continue to improve our ratings and raise our achievements.”

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said another factor in the new rating was Englewood’s appeal of the district’s state evaluation system. Englewood appealed the state’s process that included scores from Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School with the other district scores. Including CFAHS scores in the total put Englewood’s rating below the acceptable level. “Colorado Department of Education’s system usually rates alternative high schools separately, using an alternative school rating framework. But that wasn’t how Englewood scores were figured,”

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10 Englewood Herald

November 22, 2013

Fling raises funds for foundation Dinner, auction help group that assists local students By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com The Englewood Civic Center atrium hummed with conversation on Nov. 9 when about 100 people took part in the Englewood Education Foundation’s Fall Fling. Many people, like Mary Watkins and her husband Al, attend the event each year. “We do try to come every year because we have a good time,” Mary Watkins, a former Englewood resident, said as she checked out the silent auction table. “We get to talk to old friends, plus we enjoy the evening. The foundation does a great job and we just want to do what we can to support them, which usually includes spending money on silent auction items. This was a good event and, if we can, we’ll probably be back next year.” The foundation holds the annual event to raise money for scholarships and for creative grants awarded to teachers for projects not covered in the budget. Again this year, the event featured food, a live performance by Brian Leonard, a silent auction and a live auction. As always, it was a casual event and those attending were urged to wear their favorite team’s colors or jerseys. The announcement stated suits and ties would not be allowed. Broncos alumni Larry Brunson and Larry Evans attended the event. They signed autographs, posed for photos with others at the fling and volunteered to be two members of a golf foursome listed as a live auction item. Karen Miller, event organizer, said support from sponsors helped cover most expenses, so money raised at the fall fling will go to scholarships and creativity grants.

ABOVE: Attendees check out the silent auction last year at the Englewood Education Foundation’s Fall Fling. This year’s fling was held Nov. 9. File photo RIGHT: Former Denver Broncos linebacker Larry Evans, left, chats with Elizabeth Bowman and her mother Barbara during the Nov. 8 Englewood Education Foundation’s Fall Fling. The annual event is a fundraiser for thef oundation. Photo by Tom Munds

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November 22, 2013

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12 Englewood Herald

November 22, 2013

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NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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Ginny McKay, left, plays the harmonica as she joins in with the other musicians Nov. 7 during an open Celtic music session. The session is held each Thursday at The Brew on Broadway at 3445 S. Broadway. The establishment is a craft brewery and coffee house. Photo by Tom Munds

CELTIC MUSIC rocks the house

Musicians find new home at The Brew on Broadway By Tom Munds

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Patrons tapped their feet or rapped the table in time to the Celtic music filling the air Nov. 7 as it does each Thursday when musicians gather at the Brew on Broadway, 3445 S. Broadway. “We are just a group of people who love Celtic music and get together to play that music anywhere we can find a location that will have us,” said John Hammer, self-appointed leader. “There is nothing formal or planned. We just get together for an open session the way they do it in Ireland. “A few of us set up and start playing the music we love, and anyone who has the desire is welcome to join in the session. We don’t use sheet music. Every song is played from the memory and from the heart.” He said the sessions had been held at the Celtic Tavern until it recently closed. He was on the lookout for a new place to play and he met with The Brew on Broadway owner Paul Webster, who offered the opportunity to play at the craft brewery on Thursday evenings. There were about 20 musicians taking part in the Nov. 7 session. Musicians young and old played their individual instruments. Frequently, it was a fiddler who started a song, joined by musicians playing guitars, the flute, the banjo, the harmonica and whistle. Hammer joined in on the hammered dulcimer while Patty Oliver, who recently came to Colorado from Illinois, moved around the room as she played the fiddle.

“It is such a joy to make music with others who love the tunes like I do,” she said with a smile. “Every song is played from the heart and a love of playing these tunes.” Nearby, Ginny McKay played the harmonica. “I love being here and playing these songs with others who love Celtic music,” the Englewood resident said. “We all know a lot of songs. Someone will start playing a melody and we just join in with them. I love doing this.” Bear Valley resident Margaret McBride played the whistle. “I have been playing Celtic music since I was knee-high,” the 90-year-old McBride said. “I love the music and it makes me feel good to join the group playing the songs we love.” Webster said he was glad to welcome the Celtic musicians to his craft brewery and coffee house. “It is fun to have them here on Thursday evenings,” he said. “Everyone I have talked to said they like having the Celtic music here in our brewery.” The long-awaited craft brewery opened in July. Webster, an Englewood resident for 29 years, said in an earlier interview that, about a year ago, he was at a point where he needed a job when he and his wife came up with the idea of BOB, which stands for The Brew on Broadway. He said opening a craft brewery has been something he wanted to do for himself and for his community. “I have been brewing beer at home for 29 years, so now I am doing that on a much larger scale,” he said. “We are brewing English-style ales. It takes 10 days to two weeks to complete a brewing process. Then we let the beer age for about a week before we put it in kegs.” He has five brews available, ranging from pale ale to a stout. The business also has a variety of coffees and teas available. But, except for snacks like chips, the Brew on Broadway doesn’t have food. However, Webster said customers can bring their own food or place orders to have food delivered to them at the brewery.

When Aurora native Josh Ackerman first heard Christina Aguilera sing, he said he knew she was bound for pop-singing stardom. “I remember when Christina Aguilera’s audition tape came in, she was singing like Whitney Houston,” Ackerman said about his fellow Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” alum. “I knew that she more than anybody was going to be a mega star.” Ackerman, who moved from Colorado to Orlando, Fla., when he was 11, answered an open casting call for the famed “Mickey Mouse Club,” and landed a place on the show. During his tenure there (he was the only male cast member who stayed on from the pilot to the last episode when he was 18), Ackerman performed alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and (Highlands Ranch native) Keri Russell. But Ackerman’s show business career shifted from in front of the camera to behind it. He learned the basics of what would become his craft by hanging out with editors and producers to learn the intricacies of their jobs. About five years ago, Ackerman and his business partners built Bodega Pictures from a garage-based fledgling start-up to a full service production house with more than 50 employees and five network deals including shows in development with AMC, E! and the Cooking Channel. At the end of last month, his show “South Beach Tow” on TruTV returned with a new season. On Sunday, the Bodega-produced show “On the Rocks” premieres on the Food Network. “On the Rocks” features host John Green, founder of a bar consulting company, as he travels around the U.S. in his quest to turn around failing bars. “He can change little things that can bring in big dollars for the owners,” Ackerman said. Ackerman said he hasn’t returned to Denver for seven or eight years — “I’ve been building my business,” he said.

Just two guys

I told you recently about Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s fundraiser for his charity Von’s Vision, which gives glasses to kids in need. Many of Miller’s teammates showed up to mix and mingle with fans, sign souvenir footballs and serve a multi-course dinner at Ocean Prime on Larimer Square. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who was mobbed by admirers, spoke briefly to me about his short stint on the reality series “Eric & Jessie: Game On,” a show on E! about wide receiver Eric Decker and his new bride Jessie James in the weeks leading up to their wedding. Thomas, whom Decker calls his best friend on the team (hence the moniker “Black and Decker”), appeared in the episode on Decker’s bachelor party in Lake Tahoe where the manly men vied for the title of MVP. I asked Thomas about his appearance on the show-and-tell show where the gang golfs and drinks beer and goes out on a boat and drinks beer. “He’s a buddy so I thought I’d do it for him,” Thomas said about his brief show biz stint. As to the episode? Thomas said he hasn’t seen it. Parker continues on Page 16


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Music to set tone at ACC Four free musical performances will be presented by Arapahoe Community College’s music department in early December, all in the Houstoun Waring Theatre (M2900) at the Littleton campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. For information, contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita, hidemi.matsushita@arapahoe.edu, 303-797-5867. The shows are: Dec. 2, 7 p.m., the ACC String Orchestra, conducted by Rene Knetsch; Dec. 4, noon, members of the Arapahoe Philharmonic will give a lunchtime performance of Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale”; Dec. 6, 7 p.m., the ACC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Cecil Lewis; Dec. 9, 7 p.m., the ACC Chorus, conducted by Ron Kientz and the Women’s Vocal Ensemble, directed by Mayumi Matsumoto, will sing.

Magic man

Peter Samelson, illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, appears at Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 with an all-ages show of magic and theater. Tickets: $22.50. Reservations: 303-660-6799.

Arts guild at Bemis

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild has an exhibit at Bemis Library through Nov. 30. Gene Youngman was juror and his awards went to: Peggy Dietz, “Old Print Shop,” first; Cheryl Adams, “Coral Roses,” second; Greg Chapelski, “No Two Alike,” third. Honorable mentions went to Julia Grundmeier and Pat Dall. Bemis Library is at 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 303-795-3961.

Holiday celebration

Paint Box Guild show

The Paint Box Guild of Littleton will have an exhibition from Dec. 2 to 31 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Media included: oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed. Open during library hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Auditions set

“Spring Awakening” auditions will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St. in downtown Littleton. Nick Sugar is director and choreographer, Donna Debreceni is music director. Fiveminute slots by appointment only: Prepare 24-32 bars of music similar to the show’s style. Bring sheet music — an accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals begin March 1, show runs April 11 to May 11. For appointment: fsabartinelli@townhallartscenter.com, 303-797-2787, ext.211.

Letter to Virginia

“Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” by James Gorski, directed by Francesco Viola III, is presented by the Parker Arts

Council at Deep Space Theater and Event Center at 3 p.m. (2:30 p.m. precurtain) on Nov. 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8. The center is at 11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Parker. Tickets: $5 donation at the door. Parkerartscouncil.org.

Historic house tour

Historic Denver announces the fourth annual Upper Colfax Victorian Holiday House Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. A ticket includes a visit from Santa and complimentary horsedrawn carriage rides. Tickets cost $12 advance, $15 day of tour at Castle Marne B&B, 1572 Race St. Other homes on the tour: Holiday Chalet B&B, 1820 E. Colfax; Unity Temple, 1555 Race St.; Milheim House, 1515 Race St.; Adagio B&B, 1430 Race St..

SSPR features local artists

J. Mensen, photographer, and R. Dickey, ink portrait artist, will exhibit work through Nov. 28 at Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. Lone Tree. Also, Karen Trenchard’s Colorado photographs will be exhibited at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial.

CURTAIN TIME

“A Christmas Carol, the Musical” plays Nov. 26 to Dec. 22 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Directed by Gavin Meyer, it’s produced with elaborate staging, beautiful costumes and a large professional cast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: start at $53, with 50 percent off for children, if purchased through the box office, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.

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Gabby’s latest

Cecil Lewis is ACC Jazz Ensemble directr and will perform with the group on Dec. 6. Courtesy photo

There’s a bumper crop of restaurant tidbits to share with you this week. Heading up the noshing news is the newly released 27th edition of the “Gabby Gourmet 2014 Restaurant Guide,” compiled and written by Pat “Gabby Gourmet” Miller, with a little help from her foodie friends. The iconic paperback guide serves as the resource for restaurant information in the metro area (from Denver to Littleton, Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Aurora, Westminster and beyond) and mountain communities. But Gabby doesn’t purport to be the be-all and end-all last word in restaurant critiques. Rather, she offers ratings — from the tip top To Die For to a low rating of three pigs — based on a five-pig scale. Making the coveted To Die For list this year? Barolo Grill, Frasca Food & Wine, Fruition, L’Atelier (Boulder), Linger, Mizuna, Oak at Fourteenth (Boulder), Old Major, Rioja, Root Down and Shanahan’s.

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The book is on sale (for $18.95) at area bookstores and select restaurants and grocers. For more restaurant ruminations from Gabby, visit www.gabbygourmet.com.

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“Santa’s Big Red Sack” returns to Avenue Theater from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24, for the fifth year, at 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. It’s produced by Rattlebrain Theatre, featuring Dave Shirley in a series of skits. (For adults.) Performances: 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays; Thursdays Dec. 15 and 22; 7:30 Monday, Dec. 23; 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Tickets: $26.50/$23.50, 303-321-5925, avenuetheater.com.

Ex-Rocky reporter honored

Former Rocky Mountain News reporter Katie Kerwin McCrimmon has been named Media Representative of the Year by the Colorado Healthcare Communicators. Since the 1970s, the Colorado Healthcare Communications has honored communications professionals across the state. Every year members nominate a representative of the news media who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to health care reporting. McCrimmon is a writer for Solutions, a project of the Buechner Institute for Governance at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. More information: www.healthpolicysolutions.org/2013/11/04/ congratulations-katie/. The 13th annual Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 11177 West Eighth Avenue in Lakewood. The bazaar benefits people with

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” a family show based on Margery Williams’ beloved children’s book, plays Nov. 22 through Dec. 22 at Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, then 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (No show Nov. 24.) Tickets: $15, $10 (discount for advance online purchase). Go online to sparktheater.org, or call 720-3467396.

Overheard

Eavesdropping on a man: “Biked to Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield; (it) was like biking in Vermont. Not that I’ve ever biked in Vermont, but very pretty, and stopped for an Old Mill Pilsner in the Old Mill Brewery in Old Town Littleton ... and after biking 45 miles, I’m feeling old myself.”

Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktiecolorado.com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303619-5209.


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Buntport tackles Greek tragedy ‘Electra’ is skewed by theater troupe By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Inventive Buntport Theater members have again taken a literary classic and skewed it in their own inimitable manner. Perceiving similarities between Sophocles’ Greek tragedies and today’s soap operas, they chose to produce a “modern” version of “Electra” by Sophocles — a violent tale of murder and more murder. The “Electra Onion Eater” set includes a kitchen, an outside green area with a grave and a den-like space with easy chair and TV. Electra weeps a great deal in the original as she mourns her late father, Agamemnon, who was killed by his wife, Electra’s mother Clytemnestra, so she could marry Aegisthus. Buntport’s writing team has Electra (Erin Rollman) constantly chopping onions for pie to ensure copius crying, while evil Clytemnestra (Hanna Duggan) watches soaps

on a TV in the next if you go room. Buntport Theater Electra longs for is at 717 Lipan St., her brother Orestes Denver. West side (Erik Edborg) who of the arts district. wanders home from Performances run his travels, accompathrough Nov. 23 at 8 nied by a guy named p.m. Thursday, Friday, Bruce (Drew HorSaturday. Tickets: witz). $16/$13. 720-946Characters inter1388, stuff@buntport. sperse lines from the com. original play with new dialogue and pretty much follow Sophocles’ melodramatic plot, as they watch/listen to the cast of “Search for Tomorrow” (taped by Karen Slack, Michael Morgan, Jessica Roblee and Brian Colonna) — and plot to eliminate Clytemnestra. There will be blood! As audiences have come to expect, the production is clever and silly. Leave preconceived expectations at home and come to enjoy the work of a very original theater company.

The cast of “Electra Onion Eater” at Buntport Theater: Enis Edborg (Orestes), Drew Horwitz (Bruce) Erin Rollman (Electra) and Hannah Duggan (Clytemnesta). Courtesy photo

Cherokee Castle gets festive for holidays Full platter of good times slated for December By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Cherokee Castle is a feast for the eyes at any time of year, but holiday decorations on the giant hearth and elsewhere add a festive air that is above and beyond. In addition to scheduled programs, there are castle tours and holiday teas — advance reservations are a must for events at this historic treasure: 303-688-4600. A sampler of programs, which include a

buffet dinner, castle tour, Dickens works and engagif you go performance, dessert and es guests in parlor games. coffee with performers: $60. Cherokee Castle and Ranch are lo• Dec. 1 — Christmas • Dec. 7 — Jazz pianist cated at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road in Jazz with the Lynn Baker Henry Butler will perform Sedalia. Reservations are required for Quintet — Lamont School seasonal music — sacred all programs: 303-688-4600, of Music jazz educator, and secular — in his own cherokeeranch.org. performer, composer, special style. $110. saxophonist Lynn Baker, • Dec. 8 — “White who will include Dexter Christmas-A Holiday MuGordon’s version of “Have sical Review” with the Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and more. Colorado Caroling Company. Includes mu$100. sic from the classic American film by Irving • Dec. 6 — Holiday Dinner with Charles Berlin and other favorites. $105. Dickens. David Skipper talks about and • Dec. 13 — Jake Schroeder (Opie Gone reads from his Christmas classic and other Bad) and Hazel Miller join other Colorado

music veterans for a holiday evening in the Great Hall — a special benefit for Cherokee Castle and Ranch. $125. • Dec. 14 — “‘Twas the Brass Before Christmas” with the Denver Brass 5 playing trademark arrangements and traditional carols. $105. • Dec. 21 — Rachel Lampa sings holiday tunes. The Christian inspired vocalist and recording artist entertains. $90. • Dec. 22 — “Columbo and the Case of the Christmas Killer” takes the favorite detective to Miss Kitty’s Christmas Jamboree where he gets the audience to twostepping and line dancing as they help him solve a murder. $70.

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 21, 2013

crossword • sudoku

GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope

crossword • sudoku & weekly horoscope

GALLERY OF GAMES

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but pay attention to your keen Bovine intellect. I’m cautioning you to think things through before making any commitments. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Your “serious” Twin has been dominant in your life for quite a while. It’s time now to let that “wilder” half take you out for some good times -- perhaps with someone very special. CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Career aspects are high for Moon Children who make a good impression. Show people not only what you can already do, but also how you can be more valuable to them in the future. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Things start to brighten for the Lion’s immediate financial future. But be careful to resist the urge to splurge. You need to tuck something away to help you through another tight period. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Having to do too many tasks in too short a time could lower your mood to just above the grumbling level. But if you handle things one at a time, you’ll get through it all soon enough. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Your usually carefully made holiday plans could be subject to change later this month. Use this week to prepare for that possibility by starting a Plan B just in case you need it. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Be careful about joining a colleague’s plan to solve a workplace problem. Investigate it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could find yourself in a predicament with other associates. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Slow down that high-paced whirl you’ve been on. Spending quiet time alone or with people you care for can be both physically and spiritually restorative. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Make suggestions, not demands. You’ll be more successful in getting people to follow your lead if you exercise quiet patience instead of strong persuasion to get your ideas across. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) You still need more facts before you can make an informed career choice. One note of caution: Be careful about whom you ask for that information; otherwise, you could be misled. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Changing situations through the end of the week could lead to some challenging opportunities for those perspicacious Pisceans who know how to make them work to their advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of being both daring and cautious, traits that could make you a research scientist or maybe even a rocket-ship designer. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Misc. Private Legals District Court Arapahoe County, Colorado Court address: 7325 S. Potomac St. Centennial, CO 80112 In the Matter of the Estate of: JOHN S. MOSHER, and as JOHN MOSHER, Deceased Attorney or Party Without Attorney: Jean E. Klene CASEY & KLENE, P.C. 5805 Carr Street, Suite 2 Arvada, CO 80004 Phone: 303-458-6991 Fax#: 303-458-8978 E-Mail:daklene@msn.com Atty.Reg.#:33137 Case No. 2013PR030442 Div./Ctrm. 21 NOTICE OF NON-APPEARANCE HEARING BY PUBLICATION TO INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE PURSUANT TO 15-12-1303, C.R.S. To All Interested Persons and Owners by Inheritance (List all names of interested persons and owners by inheritance): Unknown or unascertained heirs of John S. Mosher A Petition has been filed alleging that the above Decedent died leaving the following property: Insurance benefits of undetermined value A non-appearance hearing on the Petition will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued. Date: January 21, 2014 Time: 8:00 a.m. Courtroom or Division: 21 Address: Arapahoe County District Court 7325 S. Potomac Street Centennial, CO 80112 Note: • You must answer the Petition within 35 days after the last publication of this Notice. • Within the time required for answering the Petition, all answers to the Petition must be in writing and filed with the Court. • The non-appearance hearing shall be limited to the Petition, the answers timely filed and the parties answering the Petition in a timely manner. • Attendance at the hearing is not expected or required. Date: Nov. 13, 2013

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PACE rolls out slate of family holiday fare Music, art, gifts on center’s agenda By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com Parker’s PACE Center has announced a holiday season of goodies to attract the family — with music, art and a chance to find special gifts for those on your list. • The eclectic quintet Sybarite 5 will perform its concert repertoire, ranging from Radiohead to Brubeck — with Piazolla perhaps in the middle — at 4 p.m. Nov. 24. $20. • The internationally known “Leahy Family Christmas” will deck the halls at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, featuring the eight musical Canadians if you go in fiddle-playing, The PACE Center step-dancing, songis at 20000 Pikes singing — a spirPeak Ave., Old Town ited Celtic Christmas Parker. Tickets to show. Tickets start at events are at pace$40. centeronline.org, • The Colorado 303-805-6800. Symphony brings its popular “Drums of

The “Leahy Family Christmas” concert with eight talented Canadian siblings will be presented at the PACE Center in Parker on Nov. 29. Courtesy photo the World” production at 2 p.m. Nov. 20. It explores the myriad forms of percussion: bongo, marimba, bass drums, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, table spoons, burma gongs, water can, crow call,

tambourine, gankogui and sleigh bells. Tickets start at $20. • The Parker Symphony orchestra and Parker Chorale join forces at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7 for “A Classic Parker Holiday.” Included in the orchestra’s program: Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Snow Maiden Suite”; “The

Eighth Candle” by Steve Reisteter; “Skater’s Waltz” by Waldsteufel; and Leroy Anderson’s popular “Sleigh Ride.” Tickets start at $20. • “The Nutcracker of Parker,” presented Dec. 19-22 by Colorado School of Dance, includes local and professional dancers, with professional backdrops and sets. Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. • Nature’s Patterns,” an exhibit of works by the very active Parker Artists Guild, opens with a 6 p.m. reception on Nov. 22 and continues through Jan. 3 in the gallery. Visit before and during performances — or as a special expedition. Original art is a very special gift. • On Dec. 6 and 7, the Old Town Parker Holiday Art Market will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, the Parker Youth Ballet will perform “12 Days of Christmas and there will be complimentary carriage rides on Mainstreet on Saturday evenings. (Parker is one of eight Emerging Creative Districts designated by the State of Colorado) • Finally, celebrate “New Year’s Eve, Motown Style” on Dec. 31, with cocktails, appetizers, music and a silent auction, which will include a painting by Pam Hostetler, a founder of the Parker Art Guild. $100 a person. (Sold out last year.)

Malala is subect of poetic celebration ACC Writers Studio honors brave girl By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world,” Malala Yousafzai told the United Nations delegates when she spoke to them on her 16th birthday. It was a birthday a Taliban gunman who attacked her on her school bus in Pakistan never intended for her to celebrate. One outcome of the ongoing, increasingly encouraging news about this remarkable young woman is an anthol-

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ogy of poems by writers from around the world: “Poems for Malala.” It is published as a “Good Works Project” by FutureCycle Press, and all proceeds will go to the Malala Fund she established to help with education for girls. (malalafund.org). On Nov. 8, Arapahoe Community College’s Writers Studio hosted an event to celebrate the publication of the book (on the Oct. 9 anniversary of the day she was shot in the head). Kathryn Winograd, who heads the Writers Studio, issued an invitation to the community at large and to the area community of poets to attend. Colorado poet Joseph Hutchinson, who was asked to edit the anthology, opened the evening’s program, saying he had invited Andrea Watson to assist him and they

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On or about December 16, 2013 the City of Englewood will make final payment to: NORAA Concrete Construction 39673 E 160th Ave Keenesburg, CO 80643

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Hearing these poets read, including Kathryn Winograd reading her own contribution, “etymology of girl,” reminded me that poetry is really meant to be read aloud. The impact is greatly enhanced. The evening closed with a representative of the Denver-based not-for-profit, Women’s Development Association, speaking about their work in Lahore, Pakistan, where there is 27 percent literacy overall — almost none among women. They offer a two-year literacy class for women, and some have gone on to the undergraduate level. They also offer computer classes and assist with health issues and micro loans. “Poems for Malala” can be ordered in paperback or Kindle e-book edition from Amazon.com, and all proceeds will go to the Malala Fund.

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had received about 100 to 150 poems each week from around the world. (They read them all.) At first, the words were angry, but as good news came that Malala — who was carried to England and cared for by a pair of doctors there — was recovering, the tone shifted. “They ended up with a broad representation of emotion.” Included in those selected for publication were works by Winograd and Chris Ransick of the ACC faculty. Hutchinson started the poetry readings with his own and one by Jane Hillberry, who teaches at Colorado College, then invited poets in the audience who had poems in the finished volume to read, plus others from the active community of Colorado poets and several ACC faculty members. Each read two poems.

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Legal Notice No.: 4533 First Publication: November 22, 2013 Last Publication: November 22, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald

Public Notice CITY OF SHERIDAN NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE On the 13th day of November, 2013, the City Council of the City of Sheridan, Colorado, approved on final reading the following Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 15-2013 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SHERIDAN ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OF 2014 AND APPROPRIATING SUMS FOR DEFRAYING THE EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATUTES OF THE STATE OF COLORADO AND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SHERIDAN Copies of aforesaid Ordinance are available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, City of Sheridan, 4101 South Federal Blvd., Sheridan, Colorado. Legal Notice No.: 4534 First Publication: November 22, 2013 Last Publication: November 22, 2013 Publisher: The Englewood Herald Public Notice NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO EXERCISE FRANCHISE RIGHTS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO, 1800 LARIMER STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80202 You are hereby notified that Public Service Company of Colorado has filed with

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New Eagle Scout ahead of the curve 13-year-old gains rank at younger age than most By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Ask 13-year-old Jackson Weakley what he likes to do, and the list is long — camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, long boarding, kayaking, golfing, jujitsu and wrestling, to name just a few. But ask him what he’s proudest of, and you’ll be surprised at the answer you’ll hear from such a young man. “I’m proud of being an Eagle Scout, and I’m proud of working hard to get it so young,” he says. Only about 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain that rank at all, and most of those not until later on in high school. But Weakley is still a student at Powell Middle School, and a member of Troop 952 based at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has 34 merit badges and will continue to work toward the coveted Silver Palm, which is 15 badges past Eagle Scout. “I’ll probably let it go after that and do other stuff,” he said. “I can join Venture Scouts at 14. They do a lot more stuff, and a lot bigger

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Jackson Weakley, 13, collected books, Kindles and toiletries for the residents of the Robert Russell Masonic Home to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Few Boy Scouts achieve the rank, and most who do are older than Weakley. Photo by Jennifer Smith stuff.” For his Eagle Scout project, Weakley went above and beyond. He set out to collect toiletries for the 42 residents of the Robert

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Franktown

Trinity Lutheran Church & School

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

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them,” said dad Scott, who has been a den leader since Jackson started in Boy Scouts at Damon Runyon Elementary School. “It’s amazing. He might not get it right now, but there will be a time he’ll have an `ah ha’ moment and realize he earned everything he has.” Dad’s not so shabby himself, says Jackson. He ended his career in the Army with a Purple Heart, and spent several years as Jackson’s stay-at-home dad. “I think it’s really cool he was that hard core in the Army, and I kind of want to do that also. And it’s also cool when he comes and speaks at my school on Veterans Day,” said Jackson. “I really like being physical, and I like thinking on my toes, so I think it would be a good job. Jackson is already showing signs of being pretty hard-core. He was suffering from his sixth concussion sustained while wrestling as he was telling his story, but he doesn’t intend to let that slow him down — although mom Laura says no more wrestling. It’s that attitude of persistence Jackson hopes he can model for younger scouts. “Don’t give up, even when it’s really boring, because there will be fun stuff to back up the boring stuff,” he says. “Just stay with it. It doesn’t really matter if you get to Eagle as young as me. If you get it, you still earned it.”

Parker

Parker

Joy LUTHERAN CHURCH, ELCA

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Open and Welcoming

Sunday Worship

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

You are invited to worship with us:

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

www.st-andrew-umc.com

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

Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

303-798-8485

9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

Abiding Word Lutheran Church

Littleton

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

303-791-3315

pastor@awlc.org www.awlc.org

Sunday

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

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

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 8:00 & 10:30am

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

Lone Tree

Lone Tree

Church of Christ

Welcome Home!

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

worship Time 10:30AM sundays

Currently meeting at: 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200 Lone Tree 80124 303-688-9506 www.LoneTreeCoC.com

Community Church of Religious Science

...19650 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138

303 798 6387

Parker, CO • 10am Worship www.uccparkerhilltop.org 303-841-2808

10926 E. Democrat Rd.

Sunday Worship

8:45 am & 10:30 am

Fellowship & Worship: 9:00 am Sunday School: 10:45 am 5755 Valley Hi Drive Parker, CO 303-941-0668

www.SpiritofHopeLCMC.org

New Thought...Ancient Wisdom Sunday Service

United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop

www.gracepointcc.us

Parker

at the Parker Mainstreet Center

9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co

Connect – Grow – Serve

Pastor David Fisher

Sunday services held in the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel

Parker

Parker evangelical Presbyterian church

9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125 www.pepc.org

Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Wednesday Bible Study - 7:30pm

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am

SErviCES:

www.gracecolorado.com

Sundays at 10:00 am

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

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church

enough money for three Kindles. “I’m so proud of his leadership and the skill to be able to work with people, and to be able to have goals and accomplish

First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

First United Methodist Church

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& Children’s Church 10:00 a.m.

Visit our website for details of classes & upcoming events.

303.805.9890

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

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Where people are excited about God’s Word.

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

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Bruins knocked out of playoffs Cherokee Trail bests Creek in 5A state football game By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews.com There were frowns of pain and disappointment and even some tears on the Cherry Creek sideline as the final minute ticked away in the Nov. 15 Class 5A football quarterfinal game, where Cherokee Trail has beat the Bruins 27-14. “That is a really good football team, and you can’t turn the ball over six times and expect to win,” Dave Logan, Bruins coach, said after the game. “Our kids did some good things, but give them credit, they were very good on both sides of the ball and we wish them well.” The Bruins bested Cherokee Trail by one point in the regular season and appeared ready to do it again. Cherry Creek’s defense stopped the Cougars later in the fourth period and forced a punt. With just under two minutes left to play and trailing 20-14, Cherry Creek was marching toward the end zone. But the Bruins’ bid to win ended there when Izaiah Lottie picked off a Cherry Creek aerial and raced 48 yards for a Cherokee Trail touchdown to seal the Cougars win. The loss ended the season for the Bruins, and Cherokee Trail moves to the state semifinals against Valor Christian. The Nov. 15 game started out as a giveand-take battle. That changed with 2:17 left in the first quarter, when Cherokee Trail scored on a

Cherry Creek linebacker Zach Grado (45) brings down the Cherokee Trail runner as Bruins teammate Matt Rindal (35) moves in to help. The play came during the Nov. 15 Class 5A state playoff game, which the Cougars won, 27-14. Photo by Tom Munds long run. The Cougars added another touchdown midway through the second period to build a 14-0 advantage by halftime. Logan said he made some halftime adjustments. “They are big and tough up front, which makes them a very tough team to run against,” he said. “We did throw a few more passes and mixed up the attack a bit. Late

in the game, it looked good for us when we were down six and moving the ball. But they got the interception and won the game.” Logan said he will lose some important cogs in the Bruins game plan, but he looked ahead and said the team will get over a painful loss, and Cherry Creek will move into the off-season working to rebuild the varsity so they can return to the

state playoffs. After the game, running back Nathan Starks said Cherokee Trail was tough against the run, but Cherry Creek played hard, grinding out yardage. “The blockers gave me seams at times and I just tried to run hard to gain as much yardage as possible,” he said. “I got banged up a couple times during the game, but I played through it and got back out there to try to help my team.” He had a 68-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put Cherry Creek on the scoreboard. “The hole was there and there was just green in front of me,” he said. “I just focused on pushing as hard as I could to break free and score.” He finished the night with 10 carries for 80 yards, and junior Milo Hall had 18 carries for 135 yards. The Bruins’ defense was stingy most of the game, holding Cherokee Trail’s explosive offense to 275 yards. Defensive lineman Bret Hollenbeck said he didn’t want to talk bad about the team, but he didn’t feel they weren’t that strong up front. “They came in with a good game plan,” he said. “They knew what we run and worked well against it. At the same time, tonight we didn’t play like this team can play on either offense or defense.” The senior played linebacker his sophomore year and moved to the defensive line for his junior and senior seasons. “They move me around, sometimes inside and sometime outside,” he said. “I like being outside because I only have one guy on me and I get to hit more people.”

Englewood wrestlers preparing for season Coach predicts Pirates will be young but competitive By Tom Munds

tmunds@ourcoloradonews. com The crash of bodies hitting the mats echoed off the walls during the Nov. 14 Englewood High School wrestling team practice. Periodically, the athletes would gather as the coaches showed how to properly execute a technique like the single-leg pickup. Then the wrestlers paired off to practice the technique, with coaches moving around to make sure each wrestler understood the moves and knew how to execute them. Jim Potter, head coach, remained in the office that day because he was ill and didn’t want to spread the sickness. “If everyone gets their paperwork completed, we’ll be in pretty good shape this season,” he said. “We have about 26 kids out for the team, but we are very young, with only two seniors and two juniors on the roster. While we are young, a number of our sophomores got varsity experience last year, so that helps. Also, I am impressed by the performance of some of our freshmen. They are very athletic and, if we can keep them around, they will help the team now and in the future.” Because of the campus construction, the wrestlers will shift

Englewood High School wrestling assistant coach Matt White demonstrated a technique during a Pirates practice session. Englewood is a young team but does have a number of returning lettermen. Photo by Tom Munds practice sessions to the middle school later this month. “We could have practiced in the north gym but it would mean rolling out the mats and rolling them up every day. That, plus trying to work around basketball

games, just didn’t seem practical,” Potter said. “So, we decided practicing at the middle school would work for us. The space isn’t ideal, but it’ll work for one season.” The Pirates practice will continue up to the Thanksgiving

break and resume Dec. 2. The first match of the season is on the road Dec. 5 at Lutheran High School, and Englewood travels to Arapahoe High School Dec. 7 for the 14-team Warrior Invitational. The first home match in the north gym

will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 against Alameda. Potter said, while his team is young, he does have lettermen returning, such as Ben McFarland, Kyle Robideau and Matt Hiibschman. He said Tristan Cassilwatts is another letterman who should have a good season. “It is good to be back in the wrestling room,” Cassilwatts said during a break in the Nov. 14 practice. “Wrestling is my sport. I like it because of its challenges. Also, I worked on wrestling all summer, and I want the opportunity to use what I learned in those practices in a match against a wrestler from another team.” He said he attended the summer voluntary clinics and sessions put on by Englewood coaches. “I went to the practices because I wanted to be a better wrestler. I feel what I learned over the summer makes me a much better wrestler going into this season,” he said. “I am physically fit and I have learned a lot of new wrestling techniques. Also, I am more aware how to act or to react to a move by an opponent. It also helps that I am stronger than I was last season.” He said he wants to wrestle at 132 pounds this season. “To be good at 132 pounds, you have to be strong and you have to be very fast,” he said. “Last year I was fast enough but I was not really strong enough to do well. This year, I am still fast enough to wrestle at 132, but I am a lot stronger, which should work in my favor against my opponents.” He said his goal is to establish a winning record and earn a spot at the state wrestling tournament.


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Littleton’s Candlelight Walk coming Day-after-Thanksgiving route follows Main Street By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Now that the zombies and pumpkin poles have cleared out of downtown Littleton, it’s time to look ahead to turkeys, Santa Claus, flame and light. Nov. 29 — the day most people think of as “Black Friday” — is known in Littleton as the much gentler Candlelight Walk and

Tree Lighting. The 30th anniversary of this tradition will welcome thousands to Main Street to witness the magic. People will start to gather at 5:15, having parked for free at Arapahoe Community College or light-railing it in. They’ll listen to music performed by Voices West and the Leawood Elementary School Choir while sipping free hot cider from Town Hall Arts Center and Bega Park. At Bradford Auto Body, children can pet Santa’s reindeer as the gentle animals await his return. In the spirit of goodwill, there will be places to donate nonperishable food for Inter-Faith Community Services and toys for the Arap-

ahoe Santa Claus Shop. Visitors will purchase candles for 50 cents, or furnish their own source of illumination — but none so impressive as what Colorado Fire Tribe will brandish during their fire-dance performance. Soon, at about 6 p.m., Santa will board a fire truck — er, sleigh — at the courthouse and make his way down Main Street. As he enters each block, the sparking lights adorning its trees magically come to life to welcome him. The community follows behind, dazzling him with holiday carols. At the end of Santa’s journey on the west end, he’ll be greeted by Anne Trujillo, Lit-

tleton resident and television news anchor. He’ll address the crowd from center stage, then invite one lucky child to join him. The child whose name is drawn gets to help throw the switch that lights up the tallest and most colorful of downtown’s trees, in Bowles Plaza next to The Melting Pot. Santa then heads back to Town Hall Arts Center to entertain children’s wishes and pose with them for photos, and parents might be enticed into visiting local merchants by offers of goodies and seasonal bargains. Call 303-795-3863 for more information.

things to do Through Dec. 15 gifT carD drive. Resort 2 Kindness (R2K) hosts its BIG GIVE 2013 gift card drive to benefit the Colorado flood victims. The drive runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. R2K will collect unused, unexpired gift cards valid at any restaurant, grocery store, home store or retail store in Colorado. All cards will be given to the Emergency Family Assistance Association. Gift cards can be mailed to Resort 2 Kindness, 9781 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112. Monetary donations can also be made online at resort2kindness.org. Nov. 22 iNTerNmeNT of JapaNese-americaNs. Months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans.  Join Active Minds from 10-11 a.m. Nov. 22 as we seek to understand this dark chapter in American history and what we learned as a nation from this

experience. Program is free and takes place at the Malley Senior Center, 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. RSVP by calling 303-762-2660. If parking in the lot, get pass from inside center.

Nov. 23 Book sigNiNg Denver author Steve Fisher will sign copies of his pictorial history “University Park and South Denver” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Costco, 4000 River Point Parkway, Sheridan. A set of 15 postcards from the book will be for sale. Nov. 25 BlooD Drive. CB&I community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25 inside the Cafeteria located at 9201 E. Dry Creek Road, Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the CB&I Reception Desk at 303-741-7700. Dec. 1 auDiTioNs The DJC Youth All-Stars is looking

for a high school banjo/guitar or replacement drum set player. Audition music and recording have been posted at www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Auditions will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St. in Denver. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is necessary. For information, or to schedule an audition, email ecan11@msn.com or call 303-328-7277.

Dec. 2 BlooD Drive. Legacy Partners community blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in Suite 330 at 116 Inverness Drive, East, Englewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org. All donors who give blood between Dec. 8 and Jan. 18 will receive a Bonfils T-shirt, while supplies last.  Dec. 4 chaNukah celeBraTioN. Congregation B’nai Chaim will have its Chanukah celebration

at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. The celebration will begin with a buffet style dinner. The religious school families will be bringing latkes, sour cream, applesauce, donuts, cookies, cheese platter, fruits, and vegetables. Everyone is welcome to bring additional dairy (meatless) treats. Dinner will be followed by an abridged service in the sanctuary, which will include songs and a special play. The third- and fourth-grade class will participate. Remember to bring your chanukiyot (Chanukah menorahs) and 9 candles. It promises to be a fun and enlightening evening. Visit www.bnaichaim. org and follow us on Facebook at Congregation B’nai Chaim.

Dec. 12 voluNTeer rouND-up. The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo needs 150-200 volunteers in guest relations, children’s programs, horse and livestock shows, and the trade show. The 108th stock show is Jan. 11-26. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities and to set up an interview for a volunteer spot, attend the

National Western volunteer round-up from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. For information and to fill out a volunteer application, go to http://www.nationalwestern.com/volunteer/ or contact Kellie at 303-299-5562.

Dec. 15 aarp NighT Join AARP at a Denver Nuggets game on Dec. 15, and bring in a children’s book suitable for ages kindergarten to third grade to donate to Serve Colorado. Stop by the AARP booth and learn about issues impacting those 50 and older. Discounted tickets are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Go to www.nuggetstix. com/AARP1215. eDiTor’s NoTe: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send event information to calendar@ourcoloradonews.com, attn: Englewood Herald. No attachments. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.

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AREA CLUBS Continued from Page 7

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 kenkelley@allstate.com. DAUGHTERS OF the American Revolution, Columbine

Chapter meets at 1 p.m. every second Saturday at Castlewood Library, 6739 S. Unita St., Englewood. Call Michelle Brown at 303-979-7550.

DAUGHTERS OF the British Empire is a national

organization with a philanthropic purpose. For almost a century, DBE has been a common bond for women of British heritage living in the United States. DBE is open to women who are citizens or residents of the U.S. who are of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry or who are married to men of British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. There are six chapters in Colorado, including chapters in Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Evergreen and Boulder County. Call Chris at 303-683-6154 or Olive at 303-347-1311, or visit www.dbecolorado.org and use the contact form available.

SERTOMA CLUB of DTC meets on Thursdays at Mangia Bevi Restaurant, Englewood. Contact David Oppenheim at 303-850-7888 or captdso@aol.com. EMBROIDERERS GUILD of America Colorado Chapter meets at Bethany Lutheran Church at Hampden Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Englewood the fourth Tuesday each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, excluding December and July. Meetings include needlework projects, needle art education, lectures and workshops of all levels. Guests are invited. Call Marnie Ritter at 303-791-9334. THE 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

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and the activities of the Englewood Lions Club.

For Bob, the journey has been a multi-faceted blessing. As a teacher, “it’s fascinating professionally to apply the things I’ve been doing my whole life in a different way.” As a father, “it’s a good kind of family legacy and a good teaching moment for my kids.” As a son, “it was a way to honor my father.” It’s about faith, too. “There are about three times in my life that God has tapped me on my shoulder when I’ve gotten the sense this is something I should be doing.” There’s a true story Bob likes to tell about a parade. It goes likes this: One New Year’s Day when San Diego resident Bob Goff’s kids were bored, he suggested a neighborhood parade. The only rule — no one could watch. Everyone had to participate. A few neighbors joined and marched down the street. Years later, hundreds march in a parade that has become a grand tradition. Bob recounted that story when he first approached the Rum-Dums about helping children half a world away find their future. And then he said: “There’s this parade that’s happening. Do you want to just grab something and jump in?” All it takes is one hopeful step. Aren’t you curious to see where it will end?

THE ROTARY Club of Englewood meets each Wednes-

day at 12:15 p.m. at the Wellshire Inn, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver. For information, contact Josh Staller at 303-721-6845, or visit rotaryclubofenglewood.org.

FRIENDSHIPS ARE Golden, a Precious Moments collectors club, meets the fourth Thursday each month at Castlewood Library in Englewood. Dinner provided by club members at 6 p.m., meeting from 7-9 p.m. Give back to the community by doing local charity work. Talk and share stories about Precious Moments. Call Leota Stoutenger, club president, at 303-791-9283. GRACE CHAPEL Mothers of Preschoolers meets second and fourth Wednesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. at Grace Chapel, I-25 and County Line Road, Englewood. Call Karleen Wagner at 303-799-4900 or visit www.gracechapel.org. 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. 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. www. meridianmidday.com

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Group ponders grand possibilities for canal Small changes could happen next year By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com The High Line Canal Working Group is contemplating converting the entire 66mile system into a rain garden, a concept that is gaining popularity as municipalities struggle with water issues. “It’s a major rethinking outside of the box,” Littleton City Councilor Bruce Beckman told the rest of the council during a Nov. 12 study session. The Rain Garden Network’s website defines a rain garden as a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It collects runoff from hard surfaces such as a driveway, slows it down and then allows it to naturally infiltrate into the ground.

“A rain garden can be thought of as a personal water-quality system, because it filters the runoff from your roof and lawn and recharges the groundwater,” says the network. “A rain garden also conserves municipal water resources by reducing the need for irrigation.” The city of Aurora plans to install 28 rain gardens next spring, and Littleton already has one on the Mary Carter Greenway behind the Carson Nature Center. Such a project would fulfill the HCWG’s first major goal, which is to find ways to repurpose the canal. While Denver Water is committed to keeping it flowing whenever possible, drought years have taken a toll. Most recently, the canal suffered damage in the September downpours, though Denver Water says it will be repaired by spring. Lack of water has contributed to the downfall of the cottonwood canopy along the banks of the canal, many of which are more than 100 years old. “The cottonwoods are going to go,” said

Beckman. “They’re going to go due to old age, but it’s being accelerated by the lack of water running through the canal.” He said Cherry Hills Village is testing a drip irrigation system on its stretch, but ultimately the goal is to replace the cottonwoods with native, drought-tolerant trees. The working group’s second major goal is to improve the safety of the trail. Beckman notes it was not designed for recreational use. “More than 120 years ago, the High Line Canal was constructed to deliver irrigation water,” reads the working group’s report. “Since then, the corridor has evolved into a different resource — the High Line Canal Trail. Quietly tucked away in one of America’s greatest metropolitan areas, the trail has become an inspiring recreation destination.” As traffic continues to increase throughout the metro area, there are places where trail crossings are becoming more dangerous. Broadway and Arapahoe Road is a prime example, notes Beckman. But install-

ing either a culvert or an overpass for pedestrian use would cost about $4 million. While the group continues to study these grand-scale plans, it decided to narrow down some smaller projects to take back to the member communities. “We said we can’t sit and wait,” said Beckman. “We didn’t want to lose the synergy and the movement we had.” Council agreed to consider going forward with improvements to bridges on Ridge Road and Elati Street, at a cost of about $200,000 each, and widening the sidewalk on Broadway from Ridge Road to Arapahoe. “This is not going to be ideal, but it could be, perhaps, safer,” said Beckman. Money for the bridge projects could be allocated from the city’s dedicated openspace fund, which is granted by Arapahoe County from voter-approved property taxes. The sidewalk improvements wouldn’t cost the city anything more than what was already in the public-works budget.

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