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Nearly 300 middle schools students participated during the 24th annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions on Saturday, May 17, at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. The competitions gave students the opportunity show their engineering skills by building and racing high-performance model solar and battery vehicles. Seventy-four teams from 21 Colorado schools raced their cars on a 20-meter course. Jeffco schools who participated included Bell Middle School, Ken Caryl Middle School, and Lincoln Academy Middle School. Courtesy Photo
School funding measures signed into law Hundreds of millions of dollars to fund programs, construction By Vic Vela
The Jefferson County Public Library held its first informal community meeting about the Golden Library Remodel on Monday, May 19. Directors for the project were on hand to receive public input regarding current library services and what patrons would like to see. Although a design firm has been selected for the remodel, Studiotrope Design Collective, a formal building design is still in the works, and will not be presented to the public until June. “We can’t start the design until we hear from the community,” said Donna Walker, director of public services at Jefferson County Public Library. Cost for the project totals $250,000 with the City of Golden contributing $85,000 and the Jefferson County Public Library funding the difference. The Golden Library, the oldest and first library in Jefferson County, is celebrating 100 years since it’s opening in 1914. The 13,500-square-feet building received 247,898 visitors last year who borrowed
email@example.com In front of a group of school children who are just starting to grasp basic arithmetic, Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 21 signed into law a pair of complex, multimillion dollar school finance measures. The new laws will allow a state school finance system that was significantly strained by recession-era budget cuts to grow by nearly $500 million. The cash infusion will fund several areas of K-12 resources, including school construction and preschool, kindergarten and English language learner programs. “We’re trying to make sure that each one of you guys gets every single advantage, every single chance, because your success is the future of this state,” Hickenlooper said during a bill signing that was held inside Aurora’s Ponderosa Elementary School. A major K-12 funding piece comes from the Student Success Act. The legislation provides $20 million for programs that target children who are struggling to read and $53 million for school construction, with $40 million of that going toward construction in rural areas — the latter funding coming from Amendment 64-backed retail marijuana revenue. An additional $3 million will go toward financial transparency efforts that are
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Gov. John Hickenlooper is joined by lawmakers and students from Aurora’s Ponderosa Elementary School for the bill signing ceremony of two school funding measures. Photo by Vic Vela aimed at allowing taxpayers to see how the new money is being reported and spent. The funding includes a $110 million buy down of the so-called “negative factor” — recession-era funding cuts that slashed about $1 billion from the state’s K-12 budget. The governor also signed into law the annual school finance act, which includes $27 million for English language learner programs and funds an additional 5,000 seats in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. “This bill that the governor is about to sign will authorize 5,000 more kids next year going to publicly-funded, quality pre-
school programs than what was possible the year before,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, a bill sponsor. Additionally, per-pupil funding for next school year will jump to $7,021, a 5 percent increase. “That’s almost $400 for every one of you students,” Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, told the children in the audience. “So imagine if you came through the doors this morning and we handed $400 to each one of you. It would be pretty good stuff.” The funding efforts that the Legislature passed this year were a response to last School continues on Page 15
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Residents left their comments on sticky notes about what they need from their library during a community input meeting by the Jefferson County Public Library. The meeting is part of the Golden Library Remodel project that includes not only a physical redesign but an internal redesign in service and collections. Photo by Amy Woodward
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Food is foundation of bridge to future As a family approaches the stand, Monse Hines smiles and offers: “Do you want a sample?” “No,” Greg Elliott says. “We know it’s good.” He looks at his wife. “Two zucchini, two hots?” He glances at the small container on the table. “And a thing of this stuff.” “OK,” Monse says. “Thirteen dollars.” “Oh,” Greg says. “Give us one more of each.” The “each” is a pupusa, a traditional El Salvadoran food the size of a small tortilla made of corn masa filled with various ingredients — in this case, beans or zucchini, corn chile poblano and mozzarella or the “hot” mirasol roasted peppers. The “stuff” is curtido, a pickled cabbage slaw, also from El Salvador. “We tried them last summer,” Greg says, “and we really got hooked on them.” And, adds his wife, Danielle, there’s Monse (pronounced Mohn-seh). “She’s very sweet.” Monse Hines is sweet. She is small with earnest brown eyes and long, brown hair casually pulled into a ponytail. She wears faded jeans with a blush pink blouse and a silver necklace with a medallion of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Her nails are bluntly cut, no polish. Her smile is friendly and easy, like the conversation with her customers, many of them regulars at this farmers’ market. But don’t be fooled. Monse Hines, 34, is bold and brave, too — so much so that she made her entrepreneurial dream come true, one small, risky step at a time. And she did it despite being a newcomer to this country, this language, this culture. In a few short years, she has built a business that could be her family’s future. In the process, she has firmly cemented the roots of her El Salvadoran home into the foundation of her new one — adding yet another cultural ingredient to the melting-pot land we live in. “I think we all have the ability to come out ahead,” she says, intently, in Spanish.
“Solo se necesita un sueño.” All you need is a dream. Flavored with heaps of determination. “No existe la suerte,” she says. “Cada quien se hace la suerte.” Luck doesn’t exist. Each person makes his own luck. Monse should know. She was born in a Salvadoran town so small it doesn’t have a stoplight and there are few cars, anyway. Her parents taught in a high school in a nearby city, about half the size of Colorado Springs, where she lives now with her Army husband and two daughters. She met her husband in Germany, where she had traveled for a yearlong exchange program while in college. She wanted to learn German, so she sold her car and just about everything she owned to finance the trip. Friends took her to an Oktoberfest, and while she was dancing, Timothy Hines, stationed at a nearby Army base, began talking to her in English. “I asked him why he was talking to me in English — we are in Germany,” Monse remembers, with a smile. Three months later, they flew home to his family in Texas and married on Thanksgiving Day. They celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. It was in 2011 — Tim was deployed for a year in Afghanistan — that Monse’s dream emerged. Her sister took her to a Whole Foods. She recalls the wonder. “Everything was so pretty,” she says. “There, my vision started — a healthy product in this supermarket.” After deciding that her pupusas and curtido would be gluten-free and use only organic and non-genetically modified
ingredients, she began researching on the Internet: How to get a license to sell a food product. How to make a label. How to package according to health department regulations. Who had the best prices. Everything had to be bought in small quantities because there was little money to invest — she and Tim had decided they would not take out loans. Each month, Monse would decide how much she could afford to spend. Maybe $100 one month. She needed a Web page? Maybe $10 more another month for that. Neighbors and family helped her navigate the English language and fill out paperwork. Her mother-in-law designed her label. “We all have these angels who help us,” Monse says. Then she won an audience at a Whole Foods in Colorado Springs. And, in June 2012, her curtido, under the name Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, first appeared on the store’s shelves. The pupusas followed two months later. “No sé como explicarlo,” she says. I don’t know how to explain it. “To know that a company so big wants your products — it’s like being in a dreamland.” Tim got home in time to make the first delivery. He was thrilled. “She decided `I’m going to do this’ and she did,” he says. “I was proud to come home and share this thing that was hers.” He describes how, for Monse, food from her country was a way to introduce herself to families in the places they lived. “She would make something from El Salvador and nobody else would have it and it was something she could share.” As a business, it does the same, opening a door between cultures. The niche “is hers and she can claim it — `This is how my mom and my grandma made it and I’ll use your ingredients to make something from my home,’” Tim says. “I think it’s really cool.” These days, Monse has one employee to help her make about 7,000 pupusas a week. They work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
out of a commercial kitchen space that is shared with five other entrepreneurs. “We divide the cost so we can all survive,” Monse says. And she buys her produce from Pueblo and Colorado Springs farmers, so that the circle of local enterprise is complete. Her products can be found in Whole Foods in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Southglenn and Belmar, and soon in a Natural Grocers in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado in Boulder buys about 4,000 pupusas a week to sell in its cafeterias. “I can’t believe that this has happened to me,” Monse says. “I am grateful to God and to the support from this country. As a woman, too, I feel as if I’ve been able to better myself, that there are no barriers.” The Army has relocated Tim to Oklahoma for three years, starting in mid-July. But they have decided Monse and the girls will remain here. They will travel back and forth to see each other. The business, they hope, will be their work after Tim retires. “We have to make the sacrifice,” Monse says. “Si Dios quiere” — if God wills it, “the business can give us a better future for our daughters.” A customer approaches Monse’s stand at a recent farmers’ market in Highlands Ranch. “Can I try one?” the woman asks. “Which one is this?” “Black bean,” Monse says, as she slices the pupusa that has been heating on the pan and tops it with a spoonful of curtido. “Excellent,” the woman says, after a bite. “You’re here every week?” One more sale. One more convert. One more step toward a future built on a taste of the past. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at ahealey@ coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303566-4110.
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Law ensures juveniles receive legal counsel Youths facing judge will be represented By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A new law guarantees that arrested juvenile defendants will receive a lawyer when they face a judge for the first time. The law addresses a “concerning” statistic indicating that 45 percent of children go through the entire judicial process without having a lawyer present, according to Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Cherry Hills Village, who sponsored the effort at the Legislature this year.
“This has been longstanding and a very serious problem,” Kagan said. “Our justice system is less robust if children are not getting counsel. This bill makes that right.” The bill — Report which received bipartisan support from both legislative chambers — was signed into law on May 21 by Gov. John Hickenlooper. After an arrest, judges have 48 hours to determine whether to release a child or keep the person behind bars, pending
trial. The bill ensures that juveniles who are making their first court appearance after being arrested will have legal counsel available at the hearing. Before this law, juveniles were told that they have the option of speaking with a lawyer. But being told that they have that right and actually having a lawyer present are two different things, Kagan said. “The kids are like a deer caught in headlights,” Kagan said. “They don’t have a clue. They’re thinking one thing and one thing only — ‘How in the hell do I get out of these shackles? I’ll go along with anything that a person wearing a tie or a robe tells me to do.’ But they’re not the child’s lawyer.” The law also assists juveniles who are
released from jail. When they receive a summons for their next court appearance, the summons will plainly state that they have a right “to a free lawyer” if they qualify financially, Kagan said. The summons will also have a phone number and website address to provide the youths with more information. Kagan hopes that this law will prevent children from being unnecessarily locked up. “That child’s life can be impacted forever; locked into a bitter, angry, antisocial attitude and it is sometimes hard to recover and it persist for years,” Kagan said. “It’s a very serious issue and I’m delighted that we’re finally addressing it.”
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Bills provide historic investments in education Gov. Hickenlooper signed two bills into law Wednesday, May 21, providing $450 million for Colorado K-12 education. Through the two bills, the School Finance Act and the Student Success Act, schools can recover resources, provide
extra help to students, increase per pupil funding, and add 5,000 preschool and fullday kindergarten slots across the state. In sum, more than six billion will be invested in CO K-12 education in the 20142015 school year.
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sides highway noise. Perhaps the In “normal” times, some homes adjoining properties are unattracare harder to sell than others. These are not normal REAL ESTATE tive or the driveway is steep and north factimes, however, and TODAY ing. There are lots of homes which would reasons why buyers normally be hard to sell might have looked can sell easily right now. elsewhere in the past, My message to sellers is but those considerasimple: “Make hay while tions are out the winthe sun shines!” dow, because the Last week I featured a typical buyer has lost home next to I-70. In out on offers to buy the past I would have By JIM SMITH, other homes and is expected such a home Realtor® willing to accept conto sit on the market for a long time, as buyers went for other ditions which might have turned homes with little or no traffic noise. him or her off in earlier times. But this is not the past. Nowadays, there is such a short- Remodeling? Let Habitat for age of listings and such an abun- Humanity Do the Demolition Here’s a money-saving idea that dance of buyers that buyers are being much less picky. That house will also help others. Habitat for next to I-70 was priced above what Humanity of Metro Denver has “deconstruction” volunteers who it will probably appraise for, and will come to your home and reyet it attracted multiple offers bemove those old countertops, cabifore I could even hold Saturday’s open house. All those offers were nets, sinks and appliances for you and give you a tax receipt too! Call over full price, too. Homes have other negatives be- Corey Biechele at 303-960-4811.
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Support for living with Alzheimer’s Chicken Soup for the Soul collaborates with Alzheimer’s Association By Amy Woodward
awoodward@colorado communitymedia.com In the latest edition from the Chicken Soup for the Soul Publications, the Alzheimer’s Association has teamed up with the popular book series to bring advice and comfort in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias. Sara Spaulding, Golden resident and vice president of communications for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, is one of
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the 101 contributing stories selected for the book. “With Alzheimer’s disease, in so many ways, the person we knew is gone in those last few years,” Spaulding said. “As busy as we all are and even as a caregiver, being able to pick up the book to get a quick little tip or a little bit of inspiration or a little bit of hope or a little bit of laughter I just think is a wonderful thing.” It has been described as a support group that fits in your pocket, she said. Spaulding’s husband Bill was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s. He lived with the disease for nine years before his passing at the age of 63 in February of 2010. In those nine years, Spaulding’s life at times was overwhelmed by the demanding needs of Bill’s care and the cruel manifestations of the disease which can strip away the memory and all of its associations. Her story “Snowflakes and Sunshine” is one of Spaulding’s most cherished memories of Bill during a brief moment of lucidity while taking a drive in the mountains. The memory is also one of the most important lessons she learned while coping with Bill’s disease; to stop and enjoy the happy moments. “Every moment should
Bill and Sara during Christmas circa 1987. Courtesy photo be treasured,” Spaulding said. “When you’re living with someone who has Alzheimer’s it’s so important to do that because you just don’t know when the disease is going to steal yet another opportunity to share time and memories together.” With 11 chapters and 319 pages filled with personal stories from every stage of the disease and from almost every point of
view including reflections from individuals who have Alzheimer’s, Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias is a breakthrough in the increasingly worldly discussion of this prevailing disease that has developed in at least 44 million people worldwide. Angela Timashenka Geiger, chief strategy officer at the Alzheimer’s Association wrote, “…while we press for-
ward with care and support for affected families, and strive to advance research that will one day lead to a cure, we’re sharing information, compassion, and advice with one another. We’re speaking up about the realities of Alzheimer’s, and together, we’re breaking through the stigmas that exist.” Spaulding will be available to share stories during a book signing on Saturday,
June 7, 1-3 p.m. at the Denver West Barnes and Noble located at 14347 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80401. All proceeds from purchases for this edition will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information about Alzheimer’s and resources provided visit www.alz.org/co or call the association’s 24-hour helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
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The annual fundraiser for the Jeffco Fair will be Saturday, May 21, in the pole barn at the Jeffco Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. The fundraiser includes a spaghetti dinner, barn dance and silent auction. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. This year the fair dates are Aug. 8-10.
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The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its fourth annual Senior Law Day on Saturday, June 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Faith Bible Chapel, West Campus, W. 63rd and Ward Road, in Arvada. There will be 15 available workshops for seniors and adults who may face challenges with aging. These include; The
“Aging Brain”, Medicare Issues, Investment Fraud, Wills/Trusts, End of Life Issues, Powers-of-Attorney, Conservatorship and Guardianship, Reverse Mortgages, and Identity Theft. Attorneys and representatives from a variety of community resources will be available to answer individual questions. “Ask-anAttorney” offers free 15-minute
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Denver stays on list for Republican convention Three other cities compete for 2016 RNC By Amy Woodward awoodward@colorado communitymedia.com Denver made it through the latest round of cuts on Thursday, May 22, for cities competing to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
That leaves three other cities including Cleveland, Dallas and Kansas City, Missouri. Earlier in the day, Cincinnati and Las Vegas withdrew their bids for site selection. This latest announcement means that Denver will receive a visit by the site selection delegation some time in June or July. “Today the committee determined that Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City will receive official visits from the full RNC site selection delegation,” Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelsen said in a statement. “All cities excelled in nearly ev-
County steps back from ICCS relocation Neighborhoods fume over community corrections facility By Amy Woodward
awoodward@colorado communitymedia.com The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners unanimously decided to drop plans to relocate a community corrections facility after commissioners listened to 52 minutes of protest during public comment on the proposed site near the Jeffco Fairgrounds. At the council’s morning business meeting on Tuesday, May 20, Neighbors from Mesa View Estates and the Golden Heights/ Hills neighborhoods came together to express their opposition and concern over the community corrections halfway house proposed site along the W. 6th Ave. Frontage Road., adjacent to the Foothills Animal Shelter. Residents and businesses from the area started a Facebook page that received 125 members in less than 24 hours. Concerns over children’s safety, traffic and the overall effectiveness of the halfway house was expressed to commissioners. “I am vehemently opposed to this proposal,” said Steve Carlson, Golden resident. “With all of the children that are involved
with using the fairgrounds, it only takes one of these people to leave the house and hurt a person to make this a catastrophic failure.” During staff briefings, commissioners directed Ralph Schell county administrator, to not pursue the site any further. “We don’t want to get into fights with neighborhoods,” Commissioner Tighe said. “We’re disappointed we haven’t been able to find a good location.” Commissioners have been outspoken about the frustration working with the various cities within the county who haven’t been very welcoming about placing a facility within their jurisdiction. “I’m not ready to throw out the program,” Tighe said. “This is about trying to be successful with re-integrating these individuals.” Tighe will sit down with staff from Intervention Community Corrections Services and the Department of Human Services to “re-think how we are running the program.” This could include creating smaller facilities located throughout the county that house less than 70 offenders at a time as opposed to over 200, Tighe said. At this time, it is unclear what the future of the community corrections relocation will be.
ery aspect of their bids and presentation this year, but these four cities stood out from the field from the start of this process and deserve a deeper look by the full committee.” Pete Coors, Denver 2016 committee chairman, held a small press conference on Thursday. “This is a huge deal for Denver and for Colorado,” he said. “We need to have them understand hopefully what a great city this is and that we have the capability and the capacity to pull off a convention.”
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firstname.lastname@example.org A Highlands Ranch legislator hopes that a new marijuana law will help keep the drug out of the hands of children. Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 21 signed into law a bill that aims to distinguish cannabis-infused edibles like candy and cookies from Report other foods so that kids don’t accidentally consume the drug. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, a bill sponsor, said that by requiring edibles to be packaged in a way that makes them easy to identify as containing marijuana, fewer children would end up having to be hospitalized for accidental ingestion. “It certainly gives parents and teachers and school resource officers the tool that they need to identify these things and keep them out of kids’ hands,” McNulty said. The bill was signed at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, where nine children have been treated for marijuana ingestion so far this year. The bill creates a task force that will determine the rules to make marijuana edibles clearly identifiable. That includes
what kinds of markings are on the packaging or on the edibles themselves. The bill is a change from its original form, which sought to prohibit companies from “selling things that look like kid snacks, lacing them with THC and turning around and selling them to adults,” McNulty said. However, that effort had to be pulled back after it ran into problems during the legislative process. “I would have liked to have gone further, but we had to work within the process we had,” McNulty said. “And I think the end product moves us to a direction of keeping kids safe.” Hickenlooper also signed into law a separate bill that regulates the amount of concentrated marijuana that a person can possess. Under Amendment 64, which was approved by voters in 2012, adults are allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, regardless of whether it is in plant “bud” form or in concentrated form, such as hash oil. But concentrated pot can contain many more servings than in plant form. The new law addresses that by requiring the state to determine how much concentrated pot is equal to an ounce of leafy marijuana. Both bills received bipartisan sponsorship and support at the General Assembly. Christian Sederberg, a marijuana attorney, said the Legislature did a good job this year in dealing with the new territory of legalized pot sales and consumption. “At the end of the session, there were a number of responsible bills that add to the regulatory structure and provide opportunities for the program to continue to improve,” he said.
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Newest may not be the greatest With so much content and so many authors and experts who write about the trends in the field of personal and professional development, sales training, leadership and customer service, I am often asked by customers for the latest and greatest material in these areas. They are looking for that something new or a silver bullet, some magic dust or cure-all pill to fix their problems, their people, or in some cases, themselves. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge advocate of growth and I am all for continuing education whether that comes in the form of reading, listening, watching, participating in seminars, or cloud learning through socialization of ideas, or any other medium, for that matter, that takes us and/or our teams to a higher level. Any attempt at upping our game in anything we do or endeavor to do is to be applauded. And when I am asked for specific advice or recommendation for a good book or program to attend, I love to share thoughts and ideas as well as happily
recommend something provocative that I have recently read or participated in. But my favorite thing to do is remind people that it is not necessarily “what’s new” that works … it’s really all about “what works” that works. Sometimes the latest and greatest writings or advice is adopted quickly as a trend or fad, but soon meld into some remnant of a concept or philosophy that was written and practiced long ago. I still enjoy these programs and materials because maybe they put a new spin or twist on an old theory and I get to experience
it in a new and different way. Many of the books I have read are dogeared and highlighted in different colors and tabbed with different color sticky notes as I have gone back to the same books many times over. It’s like watching your favorite movie for the 10th time and hearing a line or seeing a scene that you previously missed. When Hall of Fame baseball player Ted William finished the 1941 baseball season with a .400 batting average, was he using today’s technology to achieve his results? When golfing greats Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer or Byron Nelson recorded golf scores in the low 60s they surely weren’t using the clubs, grips, balls, and swing technology we use now. As a matter of fact, I would bet that any of today’s baseball players such as Troy Tulowitzki or Derek Jeter, and golfers such as Bubba Watson or Tiger Woods, would have been equally as good if they played with the same equipment and competed in the same era as the above-mentioned greats. I say this with confidence because it
really isn’t about the equipment, it’s about the player, the talent, the work ethic, and the practice. With a focused approach on effort, practice, and the fundamentals we can all excel in anything we strive for in our personal life, our business, or in our recreational activities. So even with all the technology and gadgetry available to us, it really isn’t about “what’s new” that works, it is about finding “what works” that works. How about you, do you focus on effort and practice, or do you look for the newest or latest and greatest equipment to up your game? Either way I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com. And I do believe that when our efforts and practice outpace our search for the next new thing, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
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Over the super smackdown? It’s been four months since the Broncos lost the Super Bowl in brutal fashion. We asked folks around Denver if they’ve moved on from the stinging defeat.
“I am over the loss, but I anticipate nothing short of another epic failure that will come with my complete support.” Mark Minear
“Yes, because I think the loss will be fuel for the next season. (Peyton) Manning will be even more motivated.” Steve Styes
“I’m over it and I’m looking forward to their next embarrassment.” Steve Johnson
“I’m over it because it’s a new draft of players and a new season to come. Who cares about last season? We’re gonna kill it next season.” Cortney Brown
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A message for our graduates This week, as I contemplated Memorial Day, I also shared in the joys of young people in my life who are graduating from high school and college. The two are not unrelated. Memorial Day was even more poignant this year because I spent several days in Washington, D.C, last month for a business meeting, where my sister joined me for a few glorious days in our nation’s Capitol. Our focus was the memorials: the stunning and profound Vietnam wall, the eerie and ghostly Korean War Memorial, and the globe-like memorial to those men and women who fought for freedom and against evil in World War II. Arlington National Cemetery was particularly moving, where the sign at the entrance reminded us that “these are hallowed grounds.” As we reverently passed through blossoming trees that shaded rows of headstones, I was reminded of similar rows here at Fort Logan, where my mother and father – both World War II veterans – are laid to rest. What does this have to do with you young people who are embarking on new chapters in your lives? Everything. Some of you will choose to enter the U.S. Armed Forces yourselves, some will become business and community leaders, artists and musicians who continue to enrich our culture. These are not mutually exclusive. Some of you will opt for public life, elected officials to whom we will look for honesty and integrity … please remember this. You will be the activists and the pacifists who will force a balance in our nation’s thinking, the newsmakers and news reporters whose viewpoints will both shape and provoke our own. You will work passionately for social justice, and you will become educators so that one day graduates can stand where you are today and learn that they are the hope of the future. Because you, dear graduates, are the
hope of our future. In a world where countries – despite their protestations otherwise – are pursuing, building, acquiring, and stockpiling nuclear weapons, where self-proclaimed leaders are oppressing their own people and crushing anyone else who gets in their way, where extremist groups of all kinds abuse human rights, you must take up the mantle of those who came before you. Crucial to your success is this: you are living in the United States of America, a country built on free speech and a free press, on freedom of religion and freedom of assembly, rights not enjoyed by many peoples around the globe. It is your responsibility to begin right now, today, to combat those forces – from without and within – that erode these principles. Many of you know that I am an outspoken pacifist, advocating for means, whenever possible, other than violence. This is my stand, and you must take yours, but I truly believe that you, that all of us, can achieve our own potentials only if America achieves hers in the landscape of the world. We must all step up, speak out, and act for what we believe is right. On Memorial Day 2014, as you begin your journeys into the world, please join me in honoring those who have already stepped up, those who served – including my parents – and those who died, for the ideals of freedom, human rights, and peace. Andrea Doray is a writer who. Contact her at email@example.com.
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Asking for reassurance in all the wrong ways Dear Neil: My boyfriend of 7 months moved to another country for work, and I agreed to follow him as soon as possible. But for most of our relationship, I have been pushing him away, criticizing him and not giving him enough space — and I get needy as well. In the meantime, he has grown withdrawn and disconnected, and has been talking about us breaking up. What can I do to reconnect with him? Afrai d in France Dear France: It sounds as if you are very insecure in the relationship, and that might very well be why you are alternating between pushing him away and then acting needy and clingy around him. In fact, you may be testing him — hoping that when you push him away, he will proclaim that he can’t be without you — and that would assist you in feeling reassured and more secure in the relationship. But for anyone else, this will feel like crazy making behavior, and they will run screaming into the night. I am saying that
you are asking for reassurance from your boyfriend in all the wrong ways. Here’s how you could do it more effectively: In the big picture, what do you think you are asking for when you are pushing away from your boyfriend? More affection? More time? For him to declare for you? More romance? To be taken care of? What are you unhappy about in the relationship that you would like fixed? Now look at what you think your boyfriend is unhappy about, or what he has xyou to do differently, stop doing or do more of? (If you’re unclear about what he
would answer, ask him.) The goal of these questions is to assist you in talking about what you are wanting in order to feel more comfortable, stable and secure in the relationship, and also to look at this from his point of view. So stand back and look at the large issues about which the two of you are in conflict. If you can talk about those issues directly, you’ll give yourself a much better chance of succeeding in your relationship with your boyfriend. Dear Neil: I am a man in my early 50’s and was married for 22 years before getting divorced. After I divorced, I found myself sliding into the same mentality that my 2 brothers and 2 of my friends have adopted, which is that I don’t plan on being in a relationship again. Comments like: “It’s awesome to have your freedom” and “I do what I want, when I want” fit how I feel now. I have joined a variety of clubs, activities and a church, but I’m done looking for a woman and I’ve taken myself off the market.
Living alone and happy Dear Alone: Some people do not have positive histories with love and warm feelings about marriage, and who else other than you can say what is the best choice for you? However, make sure you are doing this because you would prefer to live alone and no longer be tied to anyone, and not because you feel burned in love and have therefore turned cynical and jaded. Jaded people tend to turn bitter and have a lot of regrets as they grow older. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 23rd year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)758-8777, or email him through his website: www.heartrelationships.com. He is not able to respond individually to queries.
Book captures inspiration of Shirley “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” by John F. Kasson 2014, W.W. Norton $27.95 / $32.50 Canada 308 pages Staying upright. That’s what you learned when you were a year old: being vertical and walking. You mastered communication at two, played well with others at four, and by time you were six years old, you could read, write, and remember your telephone number. So this’ll make you feel silly: at just six years old, Shirley Temple was saving the world from despair. Read all about it in “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” by John F. Kasson. Herbert Hoover had surely enjoyed a good run of popularity. Kasson For a decade before he was swept into the White House in 1928, he was one of America’s most respected men. The “personal tenderness” he exhibited and his “ability to deal with calamities,” however, weren’t quite as apparent when the stock market plunged, unemployment rose, and the country began its slide into the Great Depression. But Hoover knew what to do. He told a reporter in 1931 that the country needed “’a good, big laugh’” to make things right. Gertrude Temple already had two sons when she “made a fateful resolution.” She decided that her third child would be a curly-haired blonde girl named Shirley, who would pull the family out of financial difficulties. When that child was born in 1928, it was as if Gertrude’s dream had “willed (Shirley Temple) into existence.”
hope and in the fall of 1933, Gertrude made certain that Shirley was seen by the songwriter for a new Fox Film. He promptly replaced a “less winning little girl” with Shirley. Within a year, the world was smitten … Heavy things to put on the shoulders of a child, no? Yes, and author John F. Kasson explains why the time was ripe for a kid
OBITUARIES By the time Franklin Roosevelt ousted Hoover in the 1932 election, most of the world’s citizens were truly suffering. Average American paychecks had fallen to nearly half of what they were in 1929 – that is, if the wage-earner even had a job. Unemployment was well into doubledigits; worse, for southern blacks. Food was scarce, housing was iffy, and resources were dear. Enrolled in a dance class, three-yearold Shirley Temple caught the eye of two one-reel moviemakers and was offered a contract for $10 per day of filming. It was formulaic work, but it gave her mother
LETTER TO THE EDITOR A matter of diversity
many people are openly hostile to some of these groups, and a sensitivity to that is critical to someone who leads a school district like Jeffco. I get the impression that Alcorn does not understand the full meaning of the word, either. Witt made the statement, and refused to include language on diversity in the job description. Let him explain what he meant. By the way Rodriquez’s first name is Alonzo, not Alphonzo, and adding doctorate after his name is redundant. Laei Moe Arvada
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Anton G. Pegis 1920 – 2014
Anton G. Pegis, 94, died peacefully at home in Golden, Colorado, on May 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Harriet Stevens Pegis; a granddaughter, Julie Hébert Cameron; and five siblings. His survivors include daughters Stefani De Bell (Michael) and Penelope Pegis; granddaughter Kimberly Hébert and step-granddaughter Heather Beechum; sister Polly Pease; and many nieces and nephews. Born in 1920 to George and Eugenia Pegis, Tony grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he graduated from Bay View High School. He was in the Wisconsin National Guard before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1940. After receiving his Army commission in 1942, he served in the Pacific theater during World War II. In 1980, he retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of major. Tony received a bachelor’s degree in 1949 from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. He taught English at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, before moving to Denver, where he earned his master’s and doctorate in English from
the University of Denver. During a 28-year career at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, he taught English and philosophy and served for 10 years as Vice President. Upon his 1982 retirement, he was named Professor Emeritus of English. The Mines Class of 1960 made him an honorary class member in 2000 and established a scholarship fund in his name. After retiring from Mines, Tony continued working as a technical writing consultant for federal agencies and private industries. He also taught technical writing and editing seminars throughout the United States and in Germany, Guam, and Puerto Rico, until he fully retired in 2005. Tony and Harriet enjoyed traveling; a highlight was their trip to Greece, where they visited Athens and journeyed to the village of Tropaia, the birthplace of Tony’s parents. Interment is at Ft. Logan National Cemetery; arrangements are private at Tony’s request. Memorial contributions may be made to The Dr. Anton G. Pegis Scholarship Fund, Colorado School of Mines Foundation, P.O. Box 4005, Golden, CO 80402.
Jonathan (Jon) Clinton Palmer 3/18/79–5/16/14
Jonathan (Jon) Clinton Palmer, of Coal Creek Canyon died at St. Anthony’s Hospital as the result of a fall due to a seizure. His service was held 5/27/14. A memorial fund has been established at Alaska Christian College. www.alaskacc.edu
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Columnist Michael Alcorn asserts in his May 8 column that “Dr. Alphonzo Rodriguez, doctorate, came within inches of accusing the Jeffco School board president of being racist.” Then Alcorn goes on to describe racism using a blatant example from recent national news. Rodriquez in no way inferred that Ken Witt was racist, just that he did not understand the wider meaning of diversity, meant to include a range of things, like gender, race, religion, sexual preference and gender identity, as well as special needs and others. We live in a time when
to become one of the world’s best-known, and then best-loved people. But that’s not all: in “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression,” we’re treated to a lively, yet focused, history filled with surprises and unique perspectives. Kasson shows us how African Americans fared, both on-screen and off. We’re told of Shirley Temple’s unusual friendships, and how she misbehaved sometimes. And Kasson offers statistics and excerpts from letters that keenly show how the Depression affected everyday people, and how Shirley Temple offered them comfort. I came for the history that’s here, I stayed for the biography, I loved every minute of both and so will movie fans and history buffs. For them, “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression” is an upstanding book.
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New laws address child care costs Legislation closes loop hole that had prevented some low-income families from receiving assistance
law replaces applied to families that earn less than $60,000 a year. But that credit was tied to federal income taxes, which doesn’t apply to many low-income families because their earnings are sometimes too low to even have to file federal taxes. Pettersen also co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk, that addresses cases when families receive pay increases at work that disqualifies them for continuing to receive child care assistance — a significant financial issue for families that has been dubbed the “cliff effect.” The legislation sets up grant funding for the Cliff Effect Pilot Program, which allows families to phase out of assistance they receive through the Colorado Childcare Assistance Program, whenever they receive higher pay through their jobs. “This bill helps parents seek jobs, promotions and pay raises without worrying about suddenly losing the assistance that helps them afford child care and be reliable employees,” Nicholson said through an emailed statement. “This will eliminate a hurdle, or disincentive, for families working towards financial security.” Nicholson also co-sponsored a third piece of the child care affordability package. That legislation creates a reimbursement program that lowers child care center payments for low-income families and recognizes child care centers that perform at a high level. Pettersen said the bills should mitigate child care costs for people who could use help the most. “We have some of the most expensive child care in the nation and this is one of the big barriers that families face,” she said.
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email@example.com Three bills that became law last week aim to alleviate the high cost of child care in Colorado. The laws, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 22, address a number of financial areas and are a response to Colorado being the fifth least afReport fordable state for child care. A key piece of the package creates child care tax credits for families that make less than $25,000 a year. The new credit — which is capped at $1,000 per family per year — is available to those who do not qualify for existing child care tax credits that are tied to federal returns. “It’s a lot of money when you’re only making $25,000 a year and trying to pay for child care,” said Rep. Brittany Pettersen, DLakewood, a bill sponsor. The bill fixes a loophole that disqualifies many low-income families from receiving a tax credit that was set up by the state in 1996. The child care tax credit that the new
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Bottom right: During the brewing process, the beer must be tested at different intervals to see how much sugar is left within the fermenting liquid. Top middle: Here, Brewer, Cary Floyd, tests a small amount of the Arvada Beer Company’s Gold Line IPA sugar levels. Upper right: Kelly and Cary Floyd, owners and brewers at the Arvada Beer Company, stand in front of their Olde Town Arvada taproom. Photos by Crystal anderson
Spotlight on the Arvada Beer Company Neighborhood brewers bring homebrewing to a craft scale By Crystal Anderson
canderson@colorado communitymedia.com Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a three-part series exploring the breweries of Arvada. Look for the next installments in our July 3 and July 31 editions.
n 1988, Cary Floyd tasted a friend’s homebrewed beer, mulling over the tastes of the hops and spice, and became hooked. Soon after, Floyd began to brew his own beer, and after a positive reaction to one of his early batches, he knew he was onto something good. “In 1988 really, there were not a lot of good brews around,” Floyd said. “By my fourth batch, I took a keg to a Super Bowl party, everybody loved it and I just kept going on from there, making more flavorful beers.” Over the next 14 years, while working as a director for technology mogul, Oracle, Floyd consistently brewed his own beer. He practiced different styles of brewing, created recipes, mainly German beers, such as a Pilsner or Hefeweizen, and developed consistency in his beer. In 2002, he won his first medal at the Dixie Cup in Texas, and shortly after in 2004, met his future wife, Kelly. He challenging her to make a better beer — and she did. After winning his playful challenge, Floyd knew not only did he have to marry her, they needed to start a business.
What’s on tap · Goldline IPA - 6.2 percent ABV , 65 IBUs – An IPA loaded with 8 kinds of hops. · Ralston’s Golden Ale - 5.2 percent ABV , 25 IBUs – A crisp, malty American-style ale. · Watermelon Wheat -- 5.1 percent ABV, 14 IBUs -- A refreshing wheat beer with hints of watermelon. · Lemon Shandy – 4 percent ABV, 12 IBUs – A mix with Ralston’s Golden Ale mixed and fresh lemonade. · PoolHall Porter – 5.1 percent ABV, 15 IBUs – A dark ale with chocolate, caramel and malty tones. · Vanilla Porter – 5.1 percent ABV, 15 IBUs – A dark ale with hints of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. · Arvada Red – 5.2 percent ABV, 19 IBUs – A smooth, malty red beer with a low hops profile. · Hopped Up Red – 5.2 percent ABV, 35 IBUs -- The traditional Irish Red beer with an additional45 IBUs of hops. · Irish Stout on Nitro – 4.5 percent, 30 IBUs – A dark stout with a rich creamy flavor to balance the bitterness. · Saison de Davis – 7.5 percent ABV, 25 IBUs – A Belgian inspired ale with a distinct flavor profile. · Water Tower Wheat- 5.1 percent ABV, 14 IBUs – A Hefeweizen with light hops and a hint of banana. · Rennovator Dopplebock – 11 percent ABV, 22 IBUs – A rich and malty German-style lager.
“Beer is an art, and to make beer, is an art,” Kelly said. “To create the recipe, to go ahead and actually brew it and make that beer — it’s an art form that most people don’t realize. There’s a lot of science behind the project.” A few years and over 400 home brewing medals later, the couple decided to open up a microbrewery, and in 2010, the Arvada Beer Company was born. “Our concept is to be the local hang-
out,” Floyd said, “You want to come here with your family, your friends, you want to come hangout.” Located at 5600 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., the Arvada Beer Company taproom sits in a spacious, relaxed corner building in the heart of Olde Town Arvada. Seating around 150 patrons, the taproom offers more than 60 types of games, catering from 11 Olde Town eateries, and a quiet atmosphere to enjoy a conversation and savor a handcrafted brew in. “I’m really happy with their location here, and the interest in history,” said Buddy Sexton, 72, a patron of ABC. “I meet a lot of nice people here so it’s a good place to hang out; it’s my hangout now.” Aligning the walls around the taproom are vintage photographs and posters depicting the building’s former uses, owners and other key points of the building’s 100-year history — an aspect patrons love to talk about. “This (ABC) is in the middle of thousands of memories for me,” Sexton said. I was surprised and impressed when I met Cary, because he studied the history of Arvada, and I was impressed around the history he has here.” Aside from the history, patrons come to ABC to have conversations and enjoy hanging out with one another while sipping one of ABC’s 50 award-winning beers. “There are other places that serve beer, and other places that brew beer, but the beers here are top of the line,” Sexton said. “The thing I like about the business is, he’s (Floyd) not concentrated on food, he’s concentrated on beer and
brewing, not anything else. That’s what makes them (ABC) stand out.” On a daily basis, ABC has 10 to 12 beers on tap, brewing three to four beers a week. Five house beers, such as the Gold Line IPA (India Pale Ale), PoolHall Porter, and the Lemon Shandy, with seasonal or special beers, such as the Butter Pecan Brown and Chile Golden Ale are rotating through the taps. Every month ABC introduces different styles of beer, such as Belgian beers, to help create diversity and fit their and their clientele’s ever evolving tastes. “It’s fun to play, fun to create, and fun to see what people think, the best part of the job is playing,” Floyd said. In addition to brewing their beers, Cary and Kelly also attend several beer festivals, host AM 760 Radio’s Colorado Craft Beer Show, and offer a home brewing contest, giving local home brewers a chance to have their beer flowing crisp at 38 degrees out of ABC’s taps. “That’s where we came from, we’re home brewers, so it’s fun to get the homebrew community involved in the business that we run now,” Floyd said. Annually, ABC produces around 1200 barrels of beer, selling the majority of beer in the taproom. While they don’t bottle or can, they sell 64-ounce and 32-ounce growlers, and in the future, Cary and Kelly are looking to expand, opening another neighborhood tasting room in western Arvada. “At the end of the day,” Floyd said, “Seeing people sitting over there (in the taproom), smiling because they like the beers — that’s the best part.” For more information on the Arvada Beer Company, visit www.arvadabeer. com.
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Money will help music go mobile In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Swallow Hill Music in south Denver is delivering more music to more people in more places. And its latest effort to expand its music community comes with wheels. A donor recently gave Swallow Hill Music a 1976 Silver Streak motor home, to be turned into a mobile music community. But, the ol’ girl needs a little TLC. A crowd-funding campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 launches today to help the Swallow Hill Music mobile home hit the road. Contributions made over the next few weeks will get the Silver Steak running smoothly, add signage and give her an overall buff and shine. Once she’s up and running, she’ll turn into a mobile music community, providing Instrument Petting Zoos, impromptu performances and musical experiences throughout Denver.
Taking Swallow Hill Music on the road will boost Denver’s access to music education by transporting instruments and musical experiences throughout the metro area, meeting people where they live and enriching their lives through music.
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Second Home Kitchen + Bar inside the JW Marriott at 150 Clayton Lane is starting summer in style during a patio launch/runway party featuring hair and makeup designs by Denver’s tresses titan and “Shear Genius” star Charlie Price and Antoine du Chez at 3 p.m. June 8. Antoine du Chez Cherry Creek was recently ranked fifth in “Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 50 Hotel Spas in the Country.” Price, a high-fashion hairdresser who has styled for the likes of Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, is the editorial director for the brand. Reservations by calling Second Home Kitchen + Bar at 303-253-3000 or by visiting www.secondhomedenver.com.
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of Colorado wine. The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s annual WineFest is a festival where wine lovers will have an opportunity to participate in a Grand Tasting of Colorado wines. This event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, fabulous food trucks, and live music by a popular local band. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. on July 19 at the grounds of The Grange in The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock (3692 Meadows Blvd.). For more information, visit www.cas-
The Choice City Stomp Music Festival returns on June 7 to Moe’s Original Bar B Que at 181 N. College Ave in Fort Collins. Tickets are $35 and available at Little Boxes Vintage or at www.choicecitystomp. com. Kids under 10 are free.
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Ain’t life ‘Fantastick’? Classic romance comes to Miners Alley By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com History’s longest running musical is coming to Miners Alley Playhouse, bringing along with it a delightful mix of humor, unique characters and memorable tunes. “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt that premiered in 1960, will be playing at Golden’s Miners Alley, 1224 Washington Ave., through June 29. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. “This show has really endured the test of time and is on a lot of people’s favorites list,” said director Brenda Worley Billings. “To be that enduring it has to have all the things that people want in a story.” The story of “The Fantasticks” centers on two neighboring fathers who try to trick their children, Matt (Mark Lively) and Luisa (Jacquie Jo Billings), into
IF YOU GO WHAT: “The Fantasticks” WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: Through June 29 Friday and Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. COST: $26 adult, $23 senior and youth, $15 children under 12 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or www.minersalley.com falling in love by pretending to hate each other. The fathers figure that since teenagers always want to do the opposite of what their parents say, the best way to get them together is to act like the families can’t stand each other. To help sell the story, the fathers hire some traveling actors to stage a mock abduction so that Matt can save Luisa, thus putting an end to the feud. The plan works, but once the two children learn that the whole scenario was a set-up, the splitup. As they navigate their way through the difficulties of the real world, they start to wonder if they actually do belong together. The musical includes such hits as “Try to Remember,” “They
Were You,” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain” in its song list. Billings describes the story as “moonlight in the first act and sunlight in the second.” “There are some very funny and tender moments and it is really fun journey,” she added. Rory Pierce plays El Gallo, who serves both as narrator and one of the actors hired to kidnap Luisa, said that the show exemplifies the idea that no one can appreciate happiness without a little bit of sadness. “People might be surprised by the depth and nuance of the characters,” he said. “El Gallo is certainly a larger than life character who likes to teach life lessons to anyone who will listen.” “The Fantasticks” represents several first for the people involved. This is Billings first time directing at Miners Alley and is Pierce’s first appearance on the Miners stage. Pierce is a nearly 25-year veteran over at the former Heritage Square Music Hall and said that playing the new venue has been an exciting experience. “I got some priceless experience at Heritage Square and I really couldn’t ask for a better theater or show for the first time I
In Miners Alley’s “The Fantasticks” Luisa (Jacquie Jo Billings) is kidnapped by El Gallo (Rory Pierce) as part of a scheme hatched by Luisa’s father. Photo by Cody Schuyler Photography stepped away,” he said. “The cast has been tremendous and the production team has been wonderful.” Billings said the show is a great ride for everyone to take. “We want everyone to come
and take this musical journey with us,” she said. “It has endured all these years because of the way it captures what is comic in life.” For more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
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REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Teen wins scholarship
Moore Middle School student, Amy Burke, recently won a $2,000 scholarship from the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust. The scholarship was one of 14 winners in NEST’s 2014 ”Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest. To enter, Burke, along with 1,044 seventh and eighth-grade students across Nebraska’s three congressional districts and the country needed to write an essay describing why she wanted to go to college and think about higher education. Burke won first place in the national category.
Unbound exhibition features innovative experiences
The Arvada Center will feature video, audio and photographic installations in it’s summer gallery exhibition, ”Unbound”. Held in three galleries, the exhibition will highlight varying one-of-a-kind media displays and images to encourage visitors to explore their environments in new, and innovative ways.
A free public reception will be 6-9 p.m., Thursday, June 5 at the Arvada Center. The gallery will be open through August 31. For more information, call 720-8987200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org/galleries.
Summer farmers market opens
The Arvada Farmers Market is back for the summer season, beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, June 1. Held in the Olde Town Square between 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, the market will feature fresh produce, dairy products, handcrafted breads and preserves, honey, pastries and more from local artisans and merchants. As part of the farmers market, customers can chose to place orders online through the Local Radius. A year-round service, Local Radius allows customers to order food from local vendors, and pick them up at the market. For more information visit, www.localradius.net.
Outside Agency Contribution Funding for 2015 Applications Now Being Accepted through Friday, June 27, 2014 The City of Wheat Ridge is committed to enhancing the quality of life for citizens and the Outside Agency Contributions Program is one way the City helps support non-profit organizations that provide valuable local services to those in need. Eligible organizations must be non-profit and nondenominational as outlined in 501 (c) (3) pursuant to 26 U.S.C.
The Arvada Chorale and Golden Eagle Concert Band presents
STAGE&SCREEN A celebration of music in films and on Broadway, featuring songs from The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and many more!
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Ranum Auditorium, 2401 W. 80th Ave. Denver
Organizations must be able to demonstrate that the services they provide directly serve Wheat Ridge residents. Completed applications are due to the City by Friday, June 27, 2014. Applications forms can be downloaded from the City of Wheat Ridge Web site at www.ci.wheatridge.co.us.
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YOUR WEEK & MORE
FRIDAY TO Sunday/May 30 to June 1
BOOK SALE The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends plan their annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Admission to the sale is free. Go to www.jeffcolibraryfoundation.org, or contact 303403-5075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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JUNE 1: The concert series wraps up with the world premier of “When God Lets My Body Be,” commissioned by Confluence from composer Jan Krzywicki. Mr. Krzywicki and his wife, collaborative pianist Susan Nowicki, travel from Philadelphia, to join the choir in presenting the featured piece and many others of Mr. Krzywicki’s compositions.
KOI AUCTION The 2014 Rocky Mountain Koi Club plans its annual auction Saturday, May 31, at Country Fair Garden Center West Woods, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Fish check-in is 1010:30 a.m. and the auction starts at 11 a.m. Bidding number required to bid (cost is $5). From 11-11:30 a.m. is hand-picked 8- to 10-inch koi; at noon club members’ koi to be auctioned. Call 303-209-4394 for details.
EVERGREEN CHORALE Chuck Pyle performs in concert at
SATURDAY AND Sunday/May 31 and June 1
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Pyle will be joined by Gordon Burt on violin. Come early for dinner on the deck. Purchase tickets at www. evergreenchorale.org or call 303-674-4002.
DANCE CONCERT Virtuosity Dance Centre & Friends presents
a community dance concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Golden High School, 701 24th St., Golden. Tickets available at http://vdancecentre/eventbrite. com or call 720-515-7099.
COUNTY FAIR The Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo plans an
old-fashioned barn dance 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, in the pole barn. Tickets to the Stetsons and Pearls fundraiser includes a spaghetti dinner with non-alcoholic drinks included. Items also will be up for silent auction. Proceeds are used to produce the fair, Aug. 8-10. Go to
CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Confluence
a cappella choir presents its 2013-14 season of concerts. Concerts are 3 p.m. at the church, 9200 W. 10th, Lakewood. Call 303-279-2932 or visit www.confluencechoir.org for tickets and
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Families are under a great deal of economic and emotional stress for many reasons. They are plagued by drug abuse, mental illness, alcoholism, unemployment, multiple part time jobs, physical abuse, and incarceration. Many families are just plain exhausted. Around the country 34 percent of retirees are stepping forward to help raise grandchildren. Notice how many grandparents are picking up children from school and providing childcare. Grandparents have many years of experience and practice with skills to share. However, after 20 years many are finding they need a little refresher before they tackle providing childcare for this new generation of preschool children. They are searching for help, too, so they aren’t exhausted.
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TUESDAY/JUNE 3 SOFTBALL TRYOUTS The Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout will be Tuesday, June 3, at Colorado School of Mines. For athletes ages 13-18. Players should report at 8 a.m. for registration, and the event begins at 9 a.m. Go to www. softballfactory.com/tryouts to enroll, or call 855-822-5115. TUESDAY/JUNE 3 BLOOD DRIVE High Point Financial Group blood drive, 10-11:40 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, inside the bloodmobile at Financial Plaza at Union Square, 215 Union Blvd., Suite 200, Lakewood. Contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org. TUESDAY/JUNE 3 LIFETREE CAFÉ The dangers of medical mistakes will be Your Week continues on Page 15
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Mentally ill add to jail populations State facilities offer few hospital beds By Kristin Jones Rocky Mountain PBS I-News
In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells. They bark requests and complaints, or just grin and make small talk. One man’s ceiling is leaking; another wants to know how many more days he has left in segregation. “Ma’am, do you work here?” asks a tall AfricanAmerican man with a steady, serious gaze, who wants to know when his glasses will be delivered. “I’m the warden, Darlene Alcala,” she replies to the man needing glasses. Alcala is small and elegant in black, and sports a friendly smile at odds with the cinderblock bleakness of the jail. “You can call me chief.” Though they live on opposite sides of the jail’s heavy doors, these two have come to see eye-to-eye on a crucial point: Inmates like him don’t belong here. The man has been in 23-hour-a-day lockdown for a year and a half. Like
most of his fellow residents in what’s known as administrative segregation, he is mentally ill. Brief interactions with the staff are nearly the only contact he has with the world outside his cramped cell. As a shortage of funding has depleted options for those in need of treatment for mental illnesses, there’s still one place that can’t say no: jail. Inpatient psychiatric beds have dwindled to 1,093 for the state’s entire population, according to state human services data, a decrease of 20 percent from five years ago. People with mental illnesses are more than five times as likely to wind up in jail or prison. “Years ago we deinstitutionalized mental-health treatment,” says Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle. “People felt it was shameful that we had people in custody or locked up in mental health facilities. Now, instead, we lock them up in jail.” The burden on jails is growing. A 1992 jail survey found that 11 percent of Colorado inmates had a serious mental illness, according to research by Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. This year, 10 county jails surveyed by I-News reported that, on average in 2013,
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Erin Hedden writes a letter in her cell block at Pueblo County, Colo., jail on April 4. Hedden said she has bipolar disorder and used crystal methamphetamine to self-medicate after she lost her insurance and couldn’t afford medication to treat her illness. She’s serving a four-year jail sentence after she crashed her car while driving on drugs, killing a 69-year-old woman. Photo by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News 18 percent of their inmates were mentally ill. Sheriffs say the trend is noticeable from year to year. At the Douglas County jail, for example, the number of mentally ill inmates has grown 10 percent in the past three years, even as the general daily population has dropped 28 percent. Once they’re in, inmates with behavioral health problems have more trouble getting out. The seven metro Denver counties in 2008 found that mentally ill inmates stayed an average of five times longer than other inmates. In Pueblo, an inmate detained for a misdemeanor stays an average of 28 days; mentally ill inmates jailed for similar offenses stay between 171 and 180 days. “Jails and prisons have become the warehouses for people who aren’t getting treated elsewhere,” says Attila Denes, a captain at the Douglas County jail. “It’s among the most expensive and least humane” ways to provide care. Solitary confinement is routine. Even as Colorado’s new state prison chief, Rick Raemisch, has pledged to remove mentally ill prisoners from isolation because of concerns that it is counterproductive and inhumane, jailers say they still use 23-hour lockdown to keep staff and other inmates safe. Denes, a student of history, sees patterns in American society’s treatment of people with mental illnesses. As early as the 1650s, the plight of so-called “lunatics” in prisons attracted a call to the colonial legislature to find alternative housing. “We’ve gone full circle,” says Denes. “We’re back today to where we were in the
Jail officers get training
The confinement of thousands of mentally ill Coloradans in jails and prisons can make a striking contrast with the sensibilities of the people whose job it is to confine them. Alcala first took a job as a receptionist at the Pueblo jail 30 years ago to get health insurance for her newborn son. Her ambition to become a deputy was stoked by a supervisor who told her she was hired “to look pretty and answer the phone.” It was in the 1990s that she became aware of the prevalence of mental illness in the jail; There was a woman who smeared feces on the wall, and an inmate who licked the floor. Alcala recalls that the detention officers had no real tools for handling what they simply saw as strange behavior. Alcala and other staff have worked to acquire the skills to communicate with inmates in the throes of a crisis. She enrolled in crisis intervention training eight years ago, says Alcala, adding: “I wish I’d had it 15 years earlier.” Sheriffs are increasingly enlisting mental health professionals to improve care for the mentally ill in jail, by training detention officers to communicate through a crisis and by offering therapy to inmates. John Parsons, who was released from the Pueblo jail in March, says he got help from a jail-based program called Moral Reconation Therapy — a type of cognitive behavioral therapy — to handle his depression, anxiety and alcoholism. “MRT told me how to
handle the stresses and pressures of life in the way normal people do,” Parsons said in April. Jagruti Shah runs the state’s offender mental health programs, overseeing a budget of about $2.7 million to help connect inmates with treatment for substance abuse and cooccurring mental health disorders. The programs run in 33 counties, reaching about 90 percent of the state’s jail population. Shah says the programs have had some success in treating inmates while they’re jailed. But the short-term stay of most inmates means they walk out with only a few days’ worth of medication. Outside, care can be hard to come by — both before and after incarceration. “Quite often people don’t have the opportunity to engage in these treatment programs until they hit the front door of the jails,” says Denes. Pueblo inmate Erin Hedden says she tried. After symptoms of bipolar disorder emerged when she was 28 years old, Hedden was prescribed a laundry list of drugs. Each one failed until she found a combination that worked: Prozac and Zyprexa. But when she left a job as a nursing assistant to work on her mother’s ranch, Hedden lost her insurance. At $1,000 a month, the medication was out of reach. It took three months for the symptoms of mania to resurface, and Hedden says she sought refuge in crystal methamphetamine. Three years later, Hedden is in jail on a fouryear sentence for drugged driving. She was behind the wheel in a crash that killed Linda Sue Sublett, a 69-year-old woman she never met. The county now pays for her Prozac and Zyprexa.
Hospital beds dwindle
Two miles northwest of the jail, on a road spiked with wind-driven tumbleweed, is the campus of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, one of only two state psychiatric
hospitals. Beds at the state hospitals have disappeared steadily even as Colorado’s population has boomed, the victim of federal and state budget cuts and a change in philosophy that emphasized removing people from institutions. In 1980, there were 1,103 public psychiatric beds in Colorado; in 2014, there are 553, many of them earmarked for those charged with or convicted of crimes. Pueblo Sheriff Kirk Taylor says the state psychiatric hospital sends its patients to the jail when they lash out or act violently, including people who have previously been found not guilty by reason of insanity. At the same time, Taylor and other county jail officials complain that the state hospitals frequently turn away inmates who have been put on emergency mental-health holds for posing a danger to themselves or others. “These people don’t need to be in jail,” says Taylor. “They need to be in a therapeutic community.” Bill May, who heads the state hospital in Pueblo, believes it’s appropriate for some of the hospital’s patients to be arrested and sent to jail if they commit a crime while stable in treatment. Meanwhile, state psychiatric hospitals can’t receive people on mentalhealth holds unless they’ve been treated and cleared first for any physical problems, says Dr. Patrick Fox, a Colorado Department of Human Services official who oversees the hospitals. He suggests taking inmates to the emergency room. At issue, in part, is the question of who bears the high costs of housing mentally ill inmates. Psychotropic medications, additional security and lengthier stays all add to the costs. A sevencounty study in the metro Denver area found the cost of accommodating seriously mentally ill inmates to be around $44.7 million a year in 2010, up from $36.5 million in 2006. Costs haven’t
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declined since then, and are likely to have increased, says Regina Huerter, the director of Denver’s Crime Prevention and Control Commission. The influx of ill inmates has contributed to overcrowding in Boulder, say jail officials there. Boulder is reconfiguring its cells to expand the special management unit where mentally ill inmates are housed. But that means taking space from other areas, says Division Chief Bruce Haas. In Denver, the construction of a new jail in 2010 took into account the extra medical resources and supervision demanded by an increasingly ill population, says Sheriff Gary Wilson. Like the homeless, mentally ill inmates often have trouble meeting judges’ standards for bail, which take into account qualifications such as stable housing, employment and family support, says state public defender Douglas Wilson. This is despite the fact that their crimes may be low-level offenses. “The reality is, most of the time what we’re talking about is trespasses, the guy who roller-skated into somebody’s garage because he thought it was a roller rink, public urination,” says Wilson. Denver recently found that the 99 people most frequently jailed for low-level offenses had a high rate of mental illness — around 35 percent. They were also fre-
quently homeless and addicted to alcohol or drugs, adding to the complexity of treating them. Some get into more trouble behind bars, committing crimes that lengthen their stays, says Sheriff David Walcher in Arapahoe County. “They commit crimes on the inside; there are assaults on staff. They tend to get more charges when they’re in jail,” says Walcher. “They’re a more challenging population overall.”
From their stark walls to their locked doors to their narrow, light-deprived spaces, jails are meant to confine criminals, not promote recovery. “There’s nothing soft about what we do,” says Alcala. “We’re built for offenders.” Hedden has sharp memories of her episodes in 23-hour lockdown. The 35-yearold inmate, who is being treated for social anxiety and depression along with bipolar disorder, says her last 12-day stay there led her to a breakdown. “All day long it’s a cacophony of voices, of screams, of shouting,” says Hedden. “There is no human interaction except for what’s between you and the guard, and who you can yell at next door through the wall. The loneliness is overwhelming. I get a sense of intense anxiety like I just want to claw at the door. I just want to get out. I would do anything to get out. I beg to get out.” A growing understanding of what it means to isolate people who have mental illnesses is leading to changes in the state
prison system. When former prisoner Evan Ebel shot dead prison chief Tom Clements last year, the incident raised questions about Ebel’s time in solitary confinement and his direct release into the community. Clements’ replacement, Raemisch, has criticized the overuse of solitary confinement nationwide, and has pledged to stop placing mentally ill inmates in administrative segregation. And the state legislature recently passed a bill — now pending Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature — banning longterm solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill prisoners. But 23-hour lockdown is still widely used as a tool to control mentally ill inmates in jails. Jailers in Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Boulder, Pueblo and elsewhere say they try to minimize the use of it, but none said they were considering doing away with it. “Most jails are pretty close to full if not overflowing,” says Denes, in Douglas County. “Sometimes when you have people classified as dangerous offenders and you have people packed into a housing unit, the reason that you use (23-hour
Staying out of jail
The best hope for cutting the costs of jailing mentally ill inmates may be to keep them out of jail in the first place. Some jurisdictions have built mental health courts — also called wellness courts — intended to divert people from jail to treatment. Some, like Denver, are pushing to enroll inmates in health insurance so they can get the care they need once they leave jail. The state’s flagship project for improving mental health treatment — a planned network of crisis centers, now stalled amid a lawsuit — may help direct people to settings more appropriate than jail, says human services official Fox. For now, Colorado’s jailers and their inmates are stuck dealing the best way they can with a broken system Colorado Community Media brings you this report in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. Learn more at rmpbs.org/news. Contract Kristin Jones at email@example.com.
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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) a realistic view of a workplace or personal situation helps you deal with it more constructively once you know where the truth lies. Reserve the weekend for someone special. LEO (Jul 23 to aug 22) as much as you Leos or Leonas might be intrigued by the “sunny” prospects touted for a potential investment, be careful that you don’t allow the glare to blind you to its essential details. VIRGO (aug 23 to Sept 22) a friend’s problem brings out the Virgo’s nurturing nature in full force. However, don’t go it alone. allow others to pitch in and help share the responsibilities you’ve assumed. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) a business decision might need to be put off until a colleague’s personal matter is resolved. Use this time to work on another business matter that you’ve been anxious to get to. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Relationships (personal or professional)might appear to be stalled because of details that keep cropping up and that need tending to. Be patient. a path begins to clear soon. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) a promotion could cause resentment among envious colleagues. But others recognize how hard you worked to earn it, and will be there to support you if you need them. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Handling a delicate personal matter needs both your wisdom and your warmth. Expect some setbacks, but stay with it. The outcome will more than justify your efforts. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Resist the temptation to cut corners just because time is short. Best to move ahead step by step so you don’t overlook anything that might later create time-wasting complications. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Use the good will you recently earned with that well-received project to pitch your ideas for a new project. Expect some tough competition, though, from an unlikely source. BORN THIS WEEK: your love of family extends beyond your personal life to include others to whom you generously extend your care and affection. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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656,590 items in 2013. The library provides services not only to the City of Golden but also Genesee Park, Lookout Mountain, Fairmont and some parts of Coal Creek. “I would like to see more materials,” said Fran Loft, Golden resident and volunteer for the Golden History Project at the library. “They used to have a historic railroad collection and a lot of that has been gone; I would like to see some of these specialties kept within the library system.” Loft, along
with other volunteers, run the Golden History Project at the Golden Library. It’s an unknown and yet unique resource at the library, Loft said with volunteers collecting materials of local interest including biographies, local publications and information about Coors, Foss, Miner’s Alley, museums and art galleries. Repeated requests left on sticky notes by library patrons and volunteers during the community input gathering included more materials, more space and separate play areas for children. While creating a more comfortable space is part of the project, the Golden Library Remodel is a pilot project for Jefferson County Public Library that is imple-
menting a new countywide service model that focuses on improving services in and outside of the library while providing more comprehensive collections and materials tailored to the demands the community. “In these smaller footprints like here, we can serve the public without increasing the size of the building but just being really thoughtful about what we put in the building,” said Pam Nissler, executive director for the Jefferson County Public Library. “Nationally, 20 percent of the collection of any public library accounts for 80 percent of the circulation.” These smaller collections cover subject areas from travel and personal finance to crafts such as do-it-yourself home projects
and cooking. “We felt like this (Golden) would be a community that would welcome this whole concept. We want this to be something that reflects their concept of what fits Golden,” Nissler said of the project. JCPL will hold a design feedback session on Friday, June 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Library meeting room for residents to see design options for the Golden Library remodel. Construction is expected to begin in August through November with the library staying open for the duration of the remodel.
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rV the state’s runner-ups Columbine wins all-Jeffco title game with huge second half By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com COMMERCE CITY — The slipper didn’t fit. Early in the game No. 10 Ralston Valley electrified the soggy crowd by taking a 1-0 lead and for a moment it felt as though the Mustangs were going to win their first 5A state soccer championship. However, it was No. 8 Columbine who proved themselves he state’s best team, winning a weather-delayed state title game 3-1 Thursday at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. Ralston Valley carried the momentum from its dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Pine Creek last Saturday into the title game, taking a 1-0 lead in the game’s 21st minute when freshman Lindsay Guerrero scored on a breakaway. Guerrero was set up by fellow freshman Sarah Bevington and the Mustangs held the 1-0 lead into halftime and looked like they were on the verge of winning a state title. But on the verge was as close as Ralston Valley would come, as the second half belonged to Columbine. The Rebels wasted no time seizing control in the second half, scoring seven minutes into the half. Columbine sophomore Kelcey Cavarra scored off a free kick that slipped through the fingers of Ralston Valley goalie Renee Roemer in the 47th minute of action. Three minutes later Columbine took a 2-1 lead when freshman Amanda Porter scored off a shot from an improbable angle. The Mustangs attempted to respond with several second half scoring chances but a combination of a slippery field and Columbine’s defense kept Ralston Valley from converting an equalizer. The Rebels would seal the deal with less than a minute left in the game when sophomore Tatum Barton made it 3-1, scoring on a breakaway that broke the Mustangs’
Ralston Valley senior Janelle Feldmann beats two Columbine defenders and stretches out for a pass up field which eventually to a shot on goal. However, the Mustangs were beat by Columbine 3-1 in the 5A state championship game. Photos by Daniel Williams hearts. The championship for the Rebels is extra special and properly timed as retiring Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis attended his last sporting event. DeAngelis became a national figure with his handling of 1999’s Columbine shootings. DeAngelis wraps up a 35-year career at Columbine High School. It was also the second time Columbine beat Ralston Valley this season. On April 28 the Rebels beat the Mustangs 1-0 in a league contest that helped decide the 5A Jeffco League title. The 5A title game was originally scheduled for Wednesday but heavy rain and hail pushed the game back 24 hours. The heavy rain returned on Thursday but the girls played through the storm. Columbine becomes the first 5A Jeffco team to capture a girl’s soccer championship since Chatfield in 2009.
Students in the Ralston Valley section cheer on their Mustangs, even enduring some heavy rain, Thursday at Dicks Sporting Goods Park.
4A a runaway but 5A golf had dramatic ending Playoff decides individual 5A state champion By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LITTLETON — The girls’ 4A golf state championship was won in clear fashion, but drama surrounded the 5A state championship, Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. After 36 holes the girls’ 5A title was still undecided but Rock Canyon senior Michelle Romano pared the first hole of a playoff to claim the individual title with a score of 9 over. Romano beat Arapahoe’s Hannah Wood in the playoff and outlasted three other golfers who all finished one stroke behind Romano at 10 over. Regis Jesuit won the 5A team title with a final score of 485 just beating Rock Canyon who finished with a score of 490. Arapahoe finished third with at 493. Jeffco’s top finisher was Columbine’s Jaylee Tait, who led the pack at different points in the tournament, and finished at
Pomona’s Zarena Brown unloads on a tee shot on hole No. 11 Tuesday at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Brown finished 20 over and hit several spectacular shots over the two-day state tournament. Photo by Daniel Williams 10 over. Ralston Valley’s Ashlyn Kirschner finished tied for tenth after shooting 78 and
83 for a final score of 17 over. The Mustangs also finished as the state’s eighth best team with a team total score of 88 over.
Pomona’s Zarena Brown also had a noteworthy finish for Jeffco shooting 20 over after efforts of 79 and 85. Brown finished in 19th place. The 4A tournament was not much in doubt compared to 5A’s dramatic finish but there was still plenty of impressive golf played both days of competition. None were more impressive than Jefferson Academy’s Jennifer Kupcho who finished at 2 over after shooting rounds of 72 and 74. Kupcho finished 14 strokes ahead of her closest competitor, Valor Christian’s Andrea Ballou, who finished 16 over. Emilee Strausburg of D’Evelyn finished third at 18 over. Cheyenne Mountain won the 4A team title finishing at 88 over, followed by Montrose who finished +103 and Colorado Academy at 105 over. 4A Jeffco had three additional golfers finish in the top 13 including Golden’s Megan Vernon who finished eighth overall at 26 over. Wheat Ridge’s Leah Donnelly finished tied for ninth with her 27 over and Green Mountain’s Nicole Rooney finished tied for 13th with her final score of 28 over.
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Green Mountain claims state baseball title Rams a team of destiny on dramatic ride to 4A title By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LAKEWOOD — Despite having to beat both Longmont and Niwot on Saturday to win the 4A State Baseball Tournament, Green Mountain sealed the deal, to win the state title on Friday. One day before the Rams officially won a state championship they were one strike away from being eliminated from the tournament all together. But after a dramatic 7-6 comeback victory over Durango Friday at All-Star Park, the Rams realized there was no way they were going to end their season without the 4A state championship. “We just kept on believing that we were the best team and that we were going to come out on top,” Green Mountain coach Brad Madden said. The Rams were down 5-1 and then 6-5 in the seventh inning, down to their final strike against Durango on Friday. But somehow Green Mountain managed to load
the bases before senior catcher Justin Akiyama hit a walk-off game winning hit. “I didn’t want that to be my last ever high school at bat,” Akiyama said. “I was going to do whatever it took to keep us alive.” After Akiyama’s clutch hit Rams’ players went bananas and, despite having to win two more games 24 hours later, Green Mountain had the definite feeling of a team of destiny. Saturday’s games were just a formality as the Rams beat Longmont 9-1 and then went on to beat Niwot 10-2 to claim the 4A state title. And while Green Mountain outscored their opponents 19-3 on Saturday and nearly every player had a hot stick, it was outstanding pitching that sealed the championship for the Rams. Green Mountain junior pitcher Talon Schaller single-handedly — or single-arm-idly — pitched his way to the Rams’ title, throwing a complete game two-hitter against Longmont. Having only thrown 72 total pitches against Longmont, Madden decided to start him against Niwot in the championship game and Schaller picked up where he left off throwing five more innings
Green Mountain catcher Justin Akiyama celebrates his game-winning hit by jumping into coach Brad Madden’s arms after Friday’s dramatic 7-6 victory over Durango at All-Star Park. Photo by Daniel Williams against Niwot, giving up only two more hits. Schaller threw 12 innings in total on Saturday, striking out 12 batters and putting an exclamation point on Green Mountain’s championship season.
The Rams (20-7, 9-5 in league) wrap up their season as 4A’s best team, even though they were only the second best team in 4A Jeffco this season. Wheat Ridge won the league championship and was looked at
as the most likely team out of 4A Jeffco to make a run at a state title. Well, Green Mountain would definitely trade a league title for a state title, and after their incredible playoff run there is no doubt that the Rams are the state’s best.
Garcia named wrestler of the year Garcia is arguably Colorado’s all-time greatest wrestler By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LAKEWOOD - PT Garcia is a Colorado wrestling icon. And to top off one of the greatest prep careers in our state’s history the Bear Creek senior was honored as the wrestler of the year by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Colorado chapter. Garcia, along with a handful of others, was honored at the 16th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Banquet last Saturday at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado
Springs. A three-time Colorado state wrestling champion, Garcia defeated Greeley West’s Adrian DeLaCruz 10-7 on Feb. 22 to win a 132-pound state title. He also won a state championship at 132 as a junior and 120 as a sophomore. Also honored was Valley head coach Mike Caciari who was tabbed as high school coach of the year after leading his Vikings to a 2013 state title. Bill Bragg, David De Giacomo, Mickey DeRock, Harlan Hankins, Greg Maestas, Art Martinez and Harvey Starbuck were also honored for their lifetime service to wrestling. And others who were honored Saturday night included: College Coach of the Year Chuck Pipher,
Bear Creek senior PT Garcia has had a prep career that few have ever matched and was honored as the wrestler of the year by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Colorado chapter. Photo by Daniel Williams Colorado Mesa University College Wrestler of the Year Josh Martinez, Air Force Academy, Youth Coach of
the Year Ben Menzor, Youth Wrestler of the Year Josiah Rider, Wrestling Media Award Tim Yount, Wrestling
Officials of the Year Ryun Mendoza and LD Powell, Dave De Giacomo Award Steve Valdez and the Special
Merit Award Kevin Bracken. In other wrestling news: CHSAA’s Legislative Council announced Thursday wrestling will use its own enrollment number cutoffs to determine classes. According to CHSAANow.com, wrestling will now join football as the only sports to have separate enrollment cutoffs, where as every other sport uses figures primarily determined by the number of basketball schools in each classification. The affected are classes 4A, 3A and 2A but there were no changes in 5A. The problem stemmed from wrestling looking at a standout disparity of teams in each classification, with 4A set to have 71 teams while 3A would’ve had 38. Now with the change 4A and 3A will have 53 teams each.
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May 29, 2014
gR E At E R g oL DE N Paid Advertisement
CH AmBER oF CommERCE
elebrating 94 years Successfully Serving the Business Community Visitor Information: 1.800.590.3113
WE HAvE A WiNNER!
Thank you for helping to select a new logo for the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Next up? A new website to better serve you and help you find businesses in our area. As always, thanks for shopping locally!
iS it timE FoR A CuStomER ExPERiENCE AuDit?
Have you called a company seeking customer service recently? How was the experience? As a business owner or non-profit leader, it might be time for a Customer Experience Audit. Start with the basics.
mAkE it EASy FoR A CuStomER to FiND you
Is it an on-line process only? Make sure to direct your customers to the appropriate input form on each page of your website. Prompt helpful responses by asking specific questions. Include an email option if possible. Is there a “real person” available? Be sure that phone number is easy to find. On your website. On your flyers. On your brochure. On that banner!
The sooner you are able to respond to a customer service request, the sooner the customer will be sharing your outstanding customer service with his friends and co-workers. Aim for 24 hours but try for two.
tRACk tHE DAtA
How are you tracking the requests and complaints? Is there a trend? Is a new challenge surfacing? Track it so you can fix it.
Choosing to follow through on customer requests is the easiest way to stand above the competition, and increase your value as a business owner. Unfortunately in this day and age, follow through doesn’t often happen. Let’s make sure it does in Golden!
goLDEN CHAmBER HAPPy HouR
Join us for an informal Happy Hour to network and meet new friends. We’ll gather on Thursday, June 26th from 4p – 6p at Dagotto’s Panini Bistro on 12th Street. Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Samson Energy Andy Eltiste 1301 Washington Avenue Suite 350 Golden, CO 80401 (303) 218-7020 firstname.lastname@example.org www.samsonco.com ENERGY Dickey’s Barbeque Pit Don Stevinson 17121 S. Golden Rd., Unit C-100 Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-3020 email@example.com www.Dickeys.com RESTAURANTS
Elote’s Cafe Restaurant & Bar Luis & Carolina Asprino 2600 East Street Golden, CO 80401 (303) 562-8269 Luisasprino@hotmail.com RESTAURANTS Leith, Helen 2050 Mt Zion Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-1204 LIMITED MEMBERS
Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council Dan Lucero 10455 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80215 (303) 455-5522 Fax: (303) 455-4689 www.denverboyscouts.org firstname.lastname@example.org LIMITED MEMBERS
ABOUT NEW MEMBERS Perc
Heather Langendorfer - Owner 710-10th Street, Suite 170 Golden, CO 80401 • (720) 600-2028 email@example.com • www.percgolden.com COWORK SPACE A fresh new workspace for entrepreneurs, startups and mobile workers, Perc offers flexible workspaces by the day or the month, and a collaborative community of local business leaders. Located in the iconic American Mountaineering Museum in downtown Golden, stop by to say Hi or request a tour. Perc lets you quickly adapt your workspace to meet the changing needs of your business. Also, I’m on Twitter, FB and LInked in - would love if you’d follow us. Thanks, Heather • Peer-peer collaboration • Conference room by the hour • Suite of business support tools • Bottomless free coffee
THANK YOU RENEWING MEMBERS Brand Evolutions West C F Maier Composites Inc Dagotto’s Panini Bistro Double Click Technology Golden Coach Works Auto Body and Paint LifeCycle Consulting, LLC Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center
Roberts, Doyle C Silk Pincushion, The St. Anthony Hospital Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Association Wells Fargo Bank NA Golden
We thank them for their ongoing commitment to the Golden Chamber!