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Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, speaks to reporters inside her Capitol office on Jan. 2, as Sens. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver, and Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, listen. Photo by Vic Vela

Gold Dome déjà vu Last year’s battles expected to resurface By Vic Vela Going into this year’s legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle insist that their next 120 days of work will focus on jobs and the economy. But the reality is that Democrats and Republicans will spend a good portion of time refighting old battles inside the Capitol. Report Polarizing issues from last year’s session — rural energy mandates; oil and gas industry regulations; election reform; and, yes, gun control — will be debated again. It’s enough to make Yogi Berra proud, because a good portion of this year’s session will seem like déjà vu all over again. “When you look at the outcry from the last session, there are some things that need to be looked at again,” said Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, RColorado Springs. “And we will have an opportunity to fix them.” Republicans will sponsor bills that


seek to undo a Democrat-sponsored gun control package that was placed into law following last year’s session. The package led to new laws that created universal background checks on gun sales; limited the amount of ammunition that a high-capacity magazine can hold; and restricted domestic violence offenders’ access to guns. But Democratic leaders aren’t interested in having the same gun debates from last session, ones that led to emotionally-charged testimony and marathon committee hearings and floor votes. “We’re ready to move forward in Colorado and solve the problems that people are telling us we need to solve,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver. “We don’t need to rehash the same fights we fought over last year.” But Democrats won’t have much a choice. Besides gun legislation, Cadman said that his party will introduce bills that seek “fixes” to an election reform bill last session, one that created sameday voter registration in Colorado. Also, look for a bill from House Republicans that would scale back legislation signed into law last year, which doubled the renewable-energy mandate for rural electric cooperatives. “Since it passed, the passion from the people in rural Colorado about how it’s going to be detrimental to them has not let up,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland. If the rural people’s voice is wanting to be beard, I

hope that Ferrandino and his crew will at least take a look at that.” The House GOP will introduce a slate of bills that would reduce regulations on small businesses and will focus on helping economies in rural communities, DelGrosso said. DelGrosso said that last year’s session was more “left-centric” than what Coloradans had bargained for. He said that voters’ resentment over major pieces of Democrat-sponsored legislation was apparent during the recall election losses by Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo. Evie Hudak of Westminster resigned rather than face her own recall attempt. “I think some of the gun debate obviously started that, but I think overall the folks that were voting in the recall election were like, ‘I don’t think the people representing us were focusing on us,’” DelGrosso said. Ferrandino rejects that assertion. He said that gun background checks are working and that the voices among Colorado’s rural community are being heard. The House speaker pointed to legislation passed last year that provided grants to help rural communities diversify their economies and a separate bill that created a health and social services center inside Bent County’s Fort Lyon Correctional Facility.

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Golden Chamber selects new leader Staff Report Golden Chamber of Commerce announced its new CEO and president on Thursday, Jan. 2. Dawn Smith will fill the vacancy position left by Gary Wink, who retires on Jan. 15. “I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Golden Chamber of Commerce. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with the staff at Jefferson County Chamber events over the past three years, and welcome the opportunity to run along-side them now,” Smith said in an email to the Transcript. “Gary Wink is one of a kind, and he has made the Golden Chamber a first-rate organization. I’m eager to continue his successes, and explore new horizons for our business owners, nonprofit leaders, and visitors to our charming town.” Smith is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the Leadership Evergreen Class of 2011. She was the executive director for the Conifer Chamber for over three years, and has held positions in executive and leadership levels, including fundraising by taking part on the development team for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Colorado Chapter. She also has a background as office manager for a Milwaukee law firm, newsroom coordinator for KPBS, an NPR affiliate in San Diego, and spent 10 years in Los Angeles involved in making films including Austin Powers “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” “Wag the Dog,” and the “Vertical Limit.” Dawn is married to the Rev. Dr. Aaron Smith, who teaches theology and philosophy at Colorado Christian University. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said Dianne Bennett, chairelect for 2014 in a press release. “Dawn will bring new leadership and creativity to the Chamber’s programs and a deep sense of commitment to our local businesses … performing at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels, Dawn brings a breadth of perspective and experience.”

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

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


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dinate locations in black marker and writes the date, then highlights the route in yellow. Occasional emails from Donovan are carefully tagged and posted onto the website,, so that family and friends can follow, too. Neil posts information on Facebook, as well. Donovan has journaled three stories about his trip so far, also on the website. He writes about sleepless nights in the open listening to packs of wild dogs outside of Nazareth, the spontaneous kindness of strangers inviting him to tea and conversation, playing with children near the Dead Sea. After walking 661 miles through the Middle East, including a brief stay in Egypt with a friend during which he was able to call Neil and Michelle, Donovan is now walking through India. Inadequate computer and satellite networks have prevented the GPS tracker from sending coordinates. “I worry more about him getting sick and if he gets sick what is he going to do,” Michelle says. “I pray every day that he doesn’t get sick.” “It’s the unknown,” Neil says, “and how is he going to handle it.” Through scarce emails, they knew Donovan had traveled in December to a well-known ashram in Puttaparthi to meditate and study awhile. “He’s right here,” Neil says, pointing to the town north of Bangalore. “I feel he’s in a safer place. The only negative is I don’t hear from him every three days.” Despite the worry, their son’s adventure leaves them in awe. “I envy what he’s doing,” says Neil, an avid hiker. “I wish I would have thought of something like this. . . . ” “I feel he has a calling and we’re behind him the whole way — we will support him always,” Michelle says. “I just wish he’d be home.” On Jan. 3, Neil checked his email to find a priceless New Year’s gift — a message from Donovan, the first since Dec. 20. “The path has changed a bit,” Donovan wrote. “I feel the need to pay respects to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.” He is headed to their ashrams. Although he mentioned possibly returning to Colorado in May and that he had experienced some “tenuous times,” he also noted he wanted to spend three months working with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. “Obviously, as things unfold, he wants to do more and more things,” Neil says, “but it’s kind of hard to see what he will do for sure.” So, Michelle and Neil wait. It’s all they can do. “He is,” Michelle says, “always in my prayers and in my mind.” Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-566-4110.


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“You’re not talking to us,” Neil told Donovan. “You’re not really communicating. At least, as long as the coordinates are moving, we’ll know you’re alive.” So, Donovan agreed. Every three days, he would activate the GPS device. Neil would plot the latitude and longitude on maps and be able to follow his route. The outgoing, friendly boy who loved sports but not hiking or being outdoors, and who often took three showers a day because he was a bit of a clean freak, strapped on Teva sandals, determined to push his boundaries even further. He boarded an airplane for Jordan Aug. 26. “This journey is really a pilgrimage of sorts,” he wrote before he left on a website set up by family to track his travels. “I’ll walk a good portion of my travels such that the journey is slower by nature, giving me more time to think, write and connect with others . . . . As in a traditional pilgrimage, I step out without many resources and see how life unfolds. Not expecting this to very easy, but meaningful.” He had enough money and a credit card to buy local clothing and necessary border and travel documents. The first night in Amman, he spent in a hotel. And then, he was on his way. The first three weeks, Neil and Michelle slept two to three hours a night. Neil developed a routine, checking email as soon as he woke to see if the GPS tracker had sent coordinates, then heading down to the kitchen for coffee with Michelle. One of the earliest locations came through Sept. 2. Neil spreads the map of Jordan, Syria and Israel on the table. His finger jabs the location he has circled in black marker. “He was trying to cross the King Hussein bridge. . . which made me nervous because he’s going from Jordan to Israel . . . ” On Sept. 6, another set of coordinates arrived. They put Donovan just south of the Sea of Galilee. “He’s two, three miles from the Syrian border,” Neil says. “Within a day of that, Obama said we’re going to declare war. For all I knew, he knew nothing of the problem. . . . (A friend in Egypt) said he’s got to get out of there; he’s got to get a gas mask. We were just totally petrified.” Michelle misses being able to talk to Donovan every day. “I am very nervous . . . that has been really, really hard not knowing where he’s at,” she says. But “you have to let them do their own thing.” Sometimes, finding the locations doesn’t alleviate the worry. Neil folds open another map, a topographical one that seems to depict mountains and no roads. “When I see him in the middle of nowhere, like this,” he says, “it makes me even more concerned.” But Neil has become an expert map finder. What seems like mountains on one map turns out to be hills with a dirt road on another. Neil’s maps trace Donovan’s journey with careful precision. He circles the coor-


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Holiday recycle services abound in Golden By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ With the holidays over, it is time to pack up the decorations and maybe make room for some larger Christmas gifts received last year. There are dozens of recycling facilities located throughout Golden and nearby Wheat Ridge that can help with the holiday cleanup including the annual Christmas recycle provided by the City of Golden Forestry office, and Monday through Saturday, the Habitat Home Improve9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ment Outlet or ReStore which 10625 W. I-70 Frontage Rd. is always accepting houseWheat Ridge, 80033 hold items for either their re303-421-1908 tail store or for recycling.


“We take donations every day,” said Ryan H. Smith, chief retail officer for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. “We do over 200 pickups a week to homes and businesses.” Drop-offs are accepted as well, and Habitat collects anything from cabinetry, furniture, appliances and even takes and recycles metal. Smith reported that eight tons of metal a week is recycled and after 10 years in operation, ReStores located in three locations throughout Denver have contributed to over $20 million in sales with profits going to help build homes for families in need. David High, city forester for city of Golden, heads the Christmas recycling drive each year and estimates that 500 to 600 trees are dropped off at the Golden Recycle site. The trees are placed in a chipper resulting in mulch that is dumped at the city’s pickup location on 11th St. and west of the Clear Creek History Park. It is a two team effort to process the trees but an annual service beneficial to residents.

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Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley announce this year’s winner for the Bill and Oakley stocking giveaway; Zaney Dorian, 3, won the stocking which was full of toys. Her mother, Randy Dorian, walked with Zaney in the parade as part of the winnings.

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Storm Troopers from the Colorado Star Wars Fan Groups made an appearance at the parade before heading off to Children’s Hospital.

Parades wind down The Olde Golden Christmas parade had its grand finale on Saturday, Dec. 21, as participants made the last walk up Washington Ave. Local businesses, horses and the arrival of Storm Troopers were some of the features in the parade. “We have had this past weekend a fantastic caliber of people such as The National Western Stock Show President Paul Andrews, Vice President John Ellis and their Antique Stock Show Truck,” said Carol Ann Bowles, coordinator for Olde Golden Christmas. “Secondly, we had the members of the 501st Legion, the Star Wars re-enactors officially sanctioned by George Lucas, and a crowd favorite.” Bowles has begun work for Olde Golden Christmas 2014 beginning Jan. 1.


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Theater presents its first full season Miners Alley provides mixed genre of playwrights, musicals By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ Miners Alley’s newest owner and management team has created quite a lineup for their first full season, starting Jan. 31 with a gripping opener. The year-long season will bring four plays and two musicals, including a world premiere play written by award-winning Denver playwright and actor, Josh Hartwell. “This season is the beginning of communicating who we are,” Len Matheo, coexecutive artistic director at Miners Alley said. “One of our new goals is we want to do new work.” The play titled “Dylan Went Electric” is set in a dive-bar in 1969 Greenwich Village and follows an idealist folk singer during the end of the Folk music scene. Original music written by Hartwell will be performed. For the production, the Miners Alley stage will be transformed into an interactive tavern complete with live bands during intermission and a full operating bar for audience members to get their drinks from. “I just love the feeling of it,” Matheo said upon reading the script. Brenda Billings, fellow co-artistic director, will bring two musicals to the Miners stage including one of Broadway’s longest running musicals, “The Fantasticks” written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. The tale of two lovers, who are reunited after discovering the happiness they were searching for was between them all along, will be produced in honor of Billings’ father the late P.K. Worley, a prominent Denver musical director who was well-known in Denver’s theater circles, and for his involvement with the Country Dinner Playhouse. “This was his favorite musical, it was the first musical as a little girl that he introduced me to,” Billings said. “I’m excited to bring musicals to this venue, I think people are ready.” The season will kick off with the highly acclaimed comedy “Parallel Lives” as it examines women’s role in society through a

collection of sketches acted out through male and female roles played by Gail Montgomery and Lisa DeCaro. First produced in 1987 by actresses Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, the issues explored in “Parallel Lives” are just as relevant as they were 27 years ago, Matheo said. “It talks about a lot of political hot bed issues,” said “Parallel Lives” actress Lisa DeCaro. Topics such as religion, gay rights, relationships and gender issues are explored with a feminist perspective that doesn’t limit its humor to something Parallel Lives only a woman can Jan. 31- March 9 appreciate, she said. The Road to Mecca “Each scene is March 28 - May 4 about young women The Fantasticks in their lives, older May 23 - June 29 women in their lives, The Odd Couple women how they reJuly 18 - Aug. 24 late to men but in a Dylan Went Electric funny way,” Matheo Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 said. “I really don’t Songs for a New World know a man who Nov. 7 - Dec. 21 has seen this play and said oh whatever, that was OK I guess,” he said. “It’s a funny show.” For this season, Matheo and his creative team were inspired “to do theater that had a social message” and through the various plays and musicals, including the classic playwright, “The Odd Couple” the season presents a common theme about relationships. Matheo highlights that theme with “ The Road to Mecca” based on the true life story of Helen Martins who created controversy in her hometown Nieu Bethesda in South Africa after transforming her home into a work of art known as the Owl House. Her bizarre sculptures she was known to display on her lawn and relief figures that covered the walls of her house, deemed her an outcast in her community as neighbors begin to question whether an aging Martins should be removed from her home and placed in an assisted living facility. The play has nothing to do with religion but rather art and the sanctuary we create for ourselves and for our own personal Meccas, Matheo said. “Theatre should give you an emotional experience,” he said. This year, Miners Alley will deliver just that.

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Gail Montgomery and Lisa DeCaro take on the hilarious sketch comedy by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney which explores relationships, gender issues and women’s role in society. Photo by Ellen Nelson

admired resident, hal leith, dies Staff Report Close friends and loved ones said goodbye to Hal Leith, 94, of Golden on Tuesday, Jan. 7, as he was laid to rest at the Golden Cemetery. Leith passed away peacefully on Dec. 24 at his home. He leaves behind his wife and dance partner, Helen Leith; his children, Kathie (Joe) Porter, Mike (Beth) Leith, Larry (Marci) Leith; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. An active Golden resident and dear friend to many, Leith lived an extraordinary life that has been told time and time again through many newspaper articles in the Denver area. His work for the CIA for 33 years and his fluency in five languages drew wonderment and his published memoir in 2004 titled “POWs of Japanese Rescued!” in which Leith and six other Army officers rescued 1,600 prisoners through the OSS, made him

a celebrated World War II veteran. Leith’s life after retirement has been of a more declassified nature, with a teaching gig at Metropolitan State University of Denver in gemology and gold smithing. His work as head of the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park for over 25 years where deaf children are taught how to ski, earned him an “Ev- Leith eryday Hero Award” for his volunteer work from Colorado News Channel 7. He was married to his wife for 69 years who was a USO girl and he, a U.S. soldier when they first met. Although Helen admits she was dating someone when she met Leith, she was impressed that he could dance the rumba.

“I gave him my phone number that night, which you weren’t supposed to do,” Leith said. Locally, Leith and his wife were well-known for their participation on the building committee for the Golden Community Center, their campaigns for local politicians, and were grand-marshals in the Buffalo Bill parade and the Olde Golden Christmas parade. They have received honors from Golden Landmarks Association and the Golden Rotary Club. “He was just a super intelligent guy, very well liked,” said longtime Golden Transcript representative and community leader John Tracy. Condolences may by be left on Hal Leith’s online guest book at Contributions can be made in Hal’s name to the Winter Park, National Sports Center for the Disabled at 677 Winter Park Dr., Winter Parker, CO 80482.

golden news in a hurry Spirit Horse Art Exhibit

The Spirits in the Wind Gallery has opened “The Spirit of the Horse” exhibit which runs through Friday, Jan. 31. It features “Horses in Varied Mediums” by Colorado and National Artists. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spirits in the Wind Gallery at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401. The gallery is closed on Wednesdays. For more info call 303279-1129 or

Buffalo Rose Music and Wrestling

Golden’s landmark Buffalo Rose presents the Jaredd Reed Band, an original folk and rock ‘n’ roll band Friday, Jan. 10, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, welcomes “New Era Pro Wrestling” at 6 p.m. with a $10 cover charge. The event will run with multiple show times until June, 14. A Denver-Boulder band featuring a range of musical tastes will perform Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. For more info, www.

Jeffco5 granted petition approval

The Jeffco Clerk’s Office approved Jeffco5’s petition to increase the number of county commissioners to five on Dec. 31. The group now has until June 30, 2014 to gather 25,000 signatures. Interested participants who would like to help gather signatures can email Bernie at MTTOP@ Donations can be made online at, or checks sent to Jeffco5 to Karen Oxman at 640 11th St, Unit 401, Golden 80401.

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Roles to reinforce with recreational marijuana Green Wednesday rung in and checked out, and various news reports recounted a rough estimate of $1 million taken in at local marijuana shops. The rollout of recreational marijuana on Jan. 1 was accurately described as mellow. Those who were happy to purchase legally at long last had no resemblance to revved up sports fans celebrating a championship. Instead they had satisfied grins and walked calmly. While many locals have poo-pooed the idea that Colorado will become the country’s Amsterdam, we cringed when national news reports suddenly seemed to entertain the perspective. That is not how we see Colorado. We know there is much work to be done and much to iron out with recreational marijuana. In our circles, many of those who are not thrilled with the passage of Amendment 64, have conceded

OUR VIEW they are pleased law enforcement will not spend as much time with minor marijuana violations any longer. But it’s a consolation in a mix of concerns. Those who support the passage say they are relieved to finally have the legal right to do something that is not that harmful and does have some medicinal benefits. They say it’s the American way of individual freedom to have the choice, and point out that the taxes collected will further benefit the state. While there are countless legal and procedural wrinkles to iron out, we urge a focus on health and safety as a high priority.

Now that marijuana has entered the realm of legal drugs, we look forward to more and more detailed research to outline the pros and cons of marijuana use. Our friend Joe Citizen can break it down to say that marijuana is more or less harmful than tobacco and alcohol — an exercise with questionable value. Marijuana categorically falls in the potentially harmful column. The bottom lines are that smoking is smoking, and people who smoke marijuana draw the smoke deeply into their lungs. Moreover, marijuana affects driving ability. And to say it plain, all three choices can bring great harm to teens in the throes of brain development and finding their way in the world. As surely as secondhand smoke will be more prevalent, it follows that with marijuana, with its new legal status, will often more easily fall into the hands of the

young teens. So we ask that smokers smoke smart, all adults walk straight lines, and parents take further steps by talking and educating their children. A drug is a drug, so children should be encouraged to keep their “just say no” mindsets. We are concerned. How will Colorado fare? Will this recreational diversion be a drag on the state’s reputation in clean energy and quest to improve its education system? Will the state strike the right balance? Will we work well with our neighboring states? It will take a while for the best research to be distilled and crafted into spiffy, pithy messages along the lines of no smoking warnings we have experienced through the years. Messages that make the sobering dangers clear — just as the warnings about tobacco have done — is a wideopen public service opportunity.


What are you most looking forward to about the session starting? With the 2014 legislative session starting up, we went to the Lakewood legislative town hall meeting to see what legislators are looking forward to about the session start.

“I think this will be a calmer session than last year. We’re looking to focus on the middle class, and help make people who are working lives’ better.” — Max Tyler

“Colorado is still on the way to recovery, and we’re looking to put more money towards higher education. A lot of people are doing better than they were last year.” — Brittany Pettersen

“I enjoy the process, and am looking forward to dealing with the brownfield issue, which will help wild redevelopment and will be good for the economy.” — Cheri Jahn

“When you look at the disasters we have been through, I think it shows the function of government. I want to make sure the people who were affected have their voices heard.” — Andy Kerr

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Finding truth by considering source There is a wonderful scene in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” when the two older Pevensie children are being grilled by their eccentric host, the Professor, about a dispute between their two younger siblings. At one point he asks the children a simple question, regarding the younger ones: “which is the more truthful?” When the oldest boy, Peter, acknowledges that it’s usually his sister, I think the two consider for the first time that her story, however fantastic, might actually be the truth. I’ve been thinking about that scene a lot these last few weeks, because the issue of messenger credibility has been front and center. Consider, for instance, the competing narratives that have emerged regarding the new Jeffco school board. On the one hand, there is a story running through the Denver Post and other media, saying that the Board has taken extraordinary steps in hiring a lawyer for itself, possibly in violation of both Board policy and Colorado’s Sunshine Law. Shortly thereafter, a competing narrative emerged, in defense of the Board, saying it simply acted quickly under difficult circumstances in the best interest of the district. For me, contradictory information like this forces me, too, to ask “which side is usually the more truthful?” That is difficult to answer, because I have friends and trusted acquaintances on both sides of the debate. By the same token, I know that people on one side have a vested interest in seeing this Board fail; likewise, there are those who have an interest in seeing the Board succeed. So, who do you trust? Luckily, this past weekend, a former member of the School Board, who is hardly an ideological ally of the new Board majority, took to the pages of the Denver Post to defend the new Board. Paula Noonan, while more closely aligned with candidates who lost, always struck me as a straight shooter. For my money, any time you get someone trustworthy to partially cross ideological lines, you have the beginnings of the truth. The same sort of thing happened

on the national stage last week when a reporter for the New York Times published a lengthy piece defending the Obama administration’s narrative vis-a-vis the Benghazi attacks last year. To accomplish this, he had to contradict his own paper, several elements of the national security apparatus, and two Congressional investigations. And on top of that, one of the people he interviewed has come forward to reveal that his interview was less investigative than it was to confirm a pre-determined story line. But, hey, what’s a few little obstacles like that when you have political points to score? It’s a shame, really, that we have to work so hard in 21st century America to get at the truth. Have we really become a nation more interested in spin than in reality? Is it any wonder that, according to polls, the two least-trusted institutions in American life are the political class and the media? Wouldn’t it just be easier if everybody would just reveal their agendas? The Times and NBC can just call themselves “Government Media,” Fox and the Wall Street Journal can call themselves “Opposition Media,” and we can all proceed from a position of knowledge. But, in the meantime, do yourself a favor, and question the information you receive, and always look for competing viewpoints. Until you know the agenda of a source, you don’t know anything. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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A different kind of hunt in winter If you return to your favorite mountain or plains back country hunting grounds during January or February, you may see or hear some unfamiliar sights and sounds. While we who hunt have our gear stored and packed away for next year, the wildlife staff of the Division of Parks and Wildlife has a full agenda of research, information gathering and observation using low flying helicopters and small aircraft. Wildlife technicians will be airborne classifying sex and age of big game; others will gather biological data on the ground. In addition to inventorying thousands of animals, staff will specifically capture and radio-collar 75 elk, 90 moose, 20 desert bighorn sheep, 25 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and 1,300 mule deer, including 800 does, 400 fawns and 100 bucks. Radio collars will be secured on some of the wildlife.

This entire information gathering determines the progress of specific wildlife management efforts, gains a clearer picture about the overall health of big game, allows wildlife managers to form population models, and assists in setting future hunting season quotes. Northwest Region Senior Terrestrial Biologist Brad Petch describes this major winter and spring field work “as a time staff spends long hours in cold tempera-

tures and sometimes harsh conditions to be with and where wildlife numbers are located. It is a big part of what it takes to manage and conserve Colorado’s big game animal populations.” Tracking radio collared big game in recent fire areas helps determine survival and movement of big game species and that helps determine population numbers. One concerning Colorado mule deer issue is that of the gradual decline in the Piceance Basin region. A current ten study (2008-2018) will define what impacts Colorado natural gas exploration, human activity and habitat degradation from energy activity is having on the mule deer numbers. “The new technology,” Big game coordinator Andy Hollard described “now used to capture animals is referred to as Net-gunning, which involves the launching of nets from above animals by skilled

helicopter crews that safely immobilizes an animal.” Net-gunning allows researchers, veterinarians and volunteers to gather blood samples, record weight, age and sex and place radio collars on captured animals in very remote and rugged areas, often times impossible for human capture; is less expensive; focuses on defined species; provides information on radio collared animals; allows working in more sever and challenging weather conditions and results in quick gathering of data from an animal with far less stress than use of immobilizing drugs. Biologist Brad Petch reminds sportsmen “Colorado has an extremely valuable natural resource that we are working hard to conserve.” Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch can be reached at

Divesting: Where it went, what it meant About 18 months ago, I made a commitment to 365 days of divesting: every day for a year, I would divest myself of at least one item per day — household goods, clothing, shoes, books, CDs, and the like. Other types of items showed up, too, such as second guesses, a grudge or two, debts (of any kind), regrets, and outdated ideas and beliefs. As I remember the items I donated, sold, gave away, or discarded, the list reads like the “partridge in a pear tree” song: 4 appliance cords, 3 land-line phones, 2 candlesticks, and an unknown number of black shoes. Some items made for easy decisions. If I no longer have that toaster oven, why do I need the operator’s manual? And no matter how much I loved that wine glass with blue bead in the stem, why was I keeping both pieces after the stem broke off? I felt good about giving children’s Christmas ornaments to a nonprofit organization. I was gratified to find homes for

books and CDs. And surely someone else was glad to find those coaxial cables in the thrift store. I found that donating can sometimes be a blurred line, though. I had to ask myself some questions before I placed an item in the big leaf-and-garden bags bound for the donation center. I like this sweater/dress/scarf, but haven’t worn it for years; wouldn’t it be of more benefit to someone else? These shoes are run down and really can’t be fixed; why give them to an organization that would have to throw them away, rather than pitching them

myself? And, am I assuaging my guilt at getting rid of something by convincing myself that someone else can use it? This kind of donating often requires more deliberation than spontaneous acts. For example, on a dreary drizzly day last spring, I was driving near the Denver mission. I saw a guy crossing the street with a shopping cart, head down as he was pelted by the rain. Pretty much without thinking, I pulled up on the sidewalk (because there was no place to park) and ran to him with an umbrella I had in my car. He seemed as surprised as I was. Dashing through the rain doesn’t make me a better person than someone who wouldn’t. It was just so simple and so right. And that’s what made it so easy. As I look back over this year of divesting, I get a warm glow from some of my other choices, such as giving bedroom furniture to a young friend setting up her

Thank you Golden! The Golden Optimist Club members sincerely thank the many local people who purchased our Christmas trees. A special public “thank you” also goes to the management of Wells Fargo Bank who made the tree lot available. All of the profit from tree sales stays in the community. Profits from tree sales are used to support local youth and youth programs. Considerable money was used to purchase school supplies for two local schools. Because of a growing need, money is also donated to a food bank in Pleasant View and the Christian Action Guild. Thank you, Elmer Dudden Christmas Tree Chairman

Snowden versus government corruption

Without an Edward Snowdon, where is the outrage and protection from our local Congressmen, or the press, against the IRS scandals of targeting: freedom loving individuals for audits, ‘freedom

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organizations’, and now the harassment, by arrogant so called security bouncers, of Coloradans visiting the Denver IRS office for paperwork? Who remembers how our Border Patrol agents were protected from our Government’s transfer of weapons to Mexican drug cartel criminals? Who protests against ‘civil forfeiture laws’ which enable the government to confiscate the assets of small businesses at its whim? Who but Edward Snowdon effectively speaks for our 4th Amendment protections against an ever growing police state which may bank and then use every gleaned scintilla of our personal lives for future intimidation? Should not individuals who bravely defy the hounds of ‘the greatest super power ever known’ be our avatars? P.S. Both my brother and a good friend (each a senior citizen) have been subject to repeated IRS audits for no longer making enough money. Russell W. Haas Golden

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first apartment. Offering up tickets that came my way for concerts and sporting events, because the recipient would enjoy them more than I. And letting go of some “shoulds” or “should nots” that plague everyday existence. My official year of divesting is over, but my commitment is not. Divesting has real meaning for me now, rather than simply making decisions about what I want or need. I have found great satisfaction in divesting items that carry a small part of me to the receiver, even when both of us remain anonymous. Here’s to 2014 — and to a year full of meaning for what we bring in, and what we give away.


Ruth Ann Glass

Jan. 29, 1926 – Dec. 10, 2013

Ruth Ann Glass, 87, formerly of Wheat Ridge, was born in Denver to John and Velma Zimmer and passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Rex Glass, 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a nephew. Ruth attended North Denver High and after graduation she began working at Ideal Cement Co. She married Rex in 1948. Ruth enjoyed her family, traveling, raising poodles and reading. A memorial service will be held at Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church, 9180 West 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO on Jan. 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, 801 Roeder Rd., Ste. 750, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or to: National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018,

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West Metrolife Nick Ross, director of the Nicholas Ross Dance troupe, is bringing his take on contemporary dance to the Arvada Center. Ross studied at the center, and will be teaching a class on Jan. 18. Courtesy photos

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

Tropical Smoothie grows

By Clarke reader • Creader@ColoradoCoMMUNITyMedIa.CoM Contemporary dance can be a difficult to define art form, since it features elements of many different styles of dance. For Nick Ross and his dance company, what matters is creating new works that are conceptual, emotional and passionate, which help increase appreciation for the art. The Nicholas Andre Dance troupe will be bringing its “Kaleidoscope” performance to the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. The performance is a personal one for both the Arvada Center and Ross, because the center is where he got his start dancing. “Nick followed me here from a school in Aurora, and trained with us for many years,” Christina Noel, dance coordinator at the center said. “He’s worked and choreographed for some of our classes and occasionally does workshops.” Ross moved to Colorado from Massachusetts during junior high and attended Smoky Hill High School in Aurora. “I was an athlete first and foremost, so I design my dances to be very athletic and intense,” he said. “Our dancers are extremely athletic too, and we use all aspects of the stage during our performances.” Ross established himself in New York, and has returned to Colorado to perform numerous times, but this will be the company’s first performance at the Arvada Center. “It’s always special to come back to Colorado, but our past few performances have been in the mountains,” he said. “Its extra special to be back here because this is where my dance experience started. Christina gave me so many experiences along the way.” “Kaleidoscope” is made up of several different pieces, from group performances to duets. Seven dancers will be performing as part of the troupe. “We’ll be performing a wide variety of works, many featuring my signature athletic style, as well as some theatrical pieces,” Ross said. “We also have a world premiere piece called ‘The End is the Beginning.’”

Nicholas Andre Dance troupe brings contemporary dance to Arvada Center The performance will close with “Until Blue,” which Ross created in 2008, and has been a staple of their shows ever since. “We try to piece together a show that has something for everyone to enjoy,” he said. “I know that everyone has different tastes, so we want to provide different styles.” Noel said that Ross’ performances are very cutting edge, but easy for people to unIF YOU GO derstand who aren’t fluent in the language of dance. WHAT: “We’ve been working on getting him “Kaleidoscope” by here for around a year-and-a-half,” she Nicholas Andre Dance said. “He’s very inspiring for younger dancWHERE: Arvada ers, and for people who don’t get out to Center see what’s in New York, we’re bringing it to 6901 Wadsworth them.” Blvd., Arvada In addition to the “Kaleidoscope,” Ross WHEN: 7:30 p.m. will offer a one-time Master Class at 11 a.m. Jan. 18 the morning of Jan. 18, at the center. This COST: $26-$36 class is based in modern dance techniques INFORMATION: and is recommended for intermediate and 720-898-7200 or advanced dance students ages 13 to adult. www. arvadacenter. Tuition for the 90-minute class is $25. org/nicholas-andreFor more information and to register online dance-2014. go to classes (class code AD427) or call 720-8987200. Early enrollment is encouraged since the class is size-limited. “Colorado has always had great audiences, who have been so appreciative,” Ross said. “I think this show will be something different than most Colorado dance audiences have seen before — we’ll be opening a new doorway. It’s a journey and a rollercoaster.” For more information and tickets, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.

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

Steal of a steak deal

Start the new year with a three-course, prime rib dinner at Fleming’s at 191 Inverness Drive West in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The awesome restaurant is offering a prime rib dinner for $29.95 on Sundays through Feb. 2. More information at 303768-0827.

Ride your bike, have a bite

A new restaurant in Longmont that is an ode to cyclists, CyclHOPS, opened on New Year’s Eve. Brought to you from the owners of Oskar Blues Brewery, CyclHOPS is billing itself as a combination bike shop and taqueria. CyclHOPS is located at 600 S. Airport Road in the Meadow View Shopping Center in Longmont. Its hours are 10 a.m. to Parker continues on Page 9

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Cowboy culture claims hitching post In last week’s column I talked a little bit about Golden and its Western heritage. When you look back at the city’s history this really was a wild Western town. It was filled with colorful characters, and if you imagine what it must have been like to just walk down the street and bump into people like Buffalo Bill, Horace Greeley and George West while buying your beer directly from Adolph Coors you can see how life in Golden might have been a bit adventurous years ago. Cowboys have been a part of our history almost from the beginning, and although we don’t see as many horses hitched on Washington Avenue nowadays, their traditions do live on here. One of those traditions is something called Cowboy Poetry. Back in the days when people had to entertain themselves, cowboys would sit around the campfire and recite poems, tell stories and sing folk songs to pass the evening away. It’s at this time of year that we have an event in Golden that celebrates those traditions and it’s called The Cowboy Gathering. It features some of the top cowboy poets, story tellers and musicians

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10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to approximately 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 303776-2453 (BIKE) or visit www.cyclhops. com.

Denver burger joints make list

Thrillist Nation, the online food judge that drives me crazy because of its overwrought writing, has come up with a list of the 16 best burgers of 2013. Two Denver burger makers made it on the coveted top 16 list. They are:

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Ferrandino also reminded his Republican colleagues that debate was never cut off last year, on any issue. “I’ve made a concerted effort to make sure everybody has a voice,” the House speaker said. “Just because you don’t get your way doesn’t mean your voice isn’t being heard. While it’s a good talking point for the other side, the facts don’t support that assertion.” Ferrandino said that the first priority of the House will be to work on flood and wildfire legislation, which should come with strong bipartisan support. Senate President Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, said the first bill out the Senate aims to curb escalating college tuition costs that are “crippling a generation of opportunity for kids.” Carroll also previewed legislation that seeks reduce the financial burden on parents for child care costs. Carroll said that she expects legislation on oil and gas industry regulations. She said there is “a good chance” that the Senate will pass legislation that died last year,

and will be running from Thursday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 19. There will be two locations for the event, one being the Green Center auditorium on the Colorado School of Mines campus and the other being the American Mountaineering Center auditorium. This four-day roundup includes three evening performances, two full days of popular theme session matinees, authentic chuckwagon cooking, and the return of the popular Cowboy Variety Show. Some of the top headliners include Baxter Black, one of the best known cowboy poets, Riders in the Sky, a two-time Grammy winning western music group and well known western entertainer Dave Stamey. Other • Best Cheese Overload, If That Existed, But It Doesn’t: The Thrilled Cheese Burger Radio, Denver “Created exclusively for you beautiful Thrillist readers, this thing is built between two grilled cheese sandwiches and includes two patties, two slices of American cheese, three bacon strips, and a big hunk of mac & cheese. This is not kosher, but it is very delicious.” Note: Burger Radio is a food truck that promises “high-frequency grub” with announcements of where the truck is through Facebook, Twitter and its website • Most Reliable Burger: The Three Corners Larkburger Larkburger, Denver “Shown at this year’s Denver Burger which would raise fines on companies for toxic spills. Carroll is not naïve to the new reality in the Senate. Because of the recall election efforts, her party’s majority has been reduced to a single vote. She is hopeful that Senate Republicans will support many Democratic bills, but acknowledges that some battles will be difficult. “The 18-17 vote really matters,” she said. Carroll hopes the two sides can move beyond partisan politics this session. “The people really are sick of bickering,” she said. “They’re sick of partisan mudslinging. They’re tired of excuses. They frankly don’t want to hear it. They don’t want to know who is to blame for what; they just want us to get the job done.” Meanwhile, Cadman insists that his party isn’t overestimating Coloradans’ “outcry” from last year, by trying to undo laws that are already on the books. “We’re not proposing legislation based on reactions,” he said. “We are proposing legislation based on fixing the things we think (Democrats) did wrong. So it’s not a popularity contest. This about doing what we feel is right and, frankly, correcting what we feel was wrong. Period.”

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featured performers include Mikki Daniel, Jeff Hildebrandt, Carol Heuchan, Jean Prescott, New West, Yvonne Hollenbeck, R.P. Smith, Bob Bovee, Ernie Martinez, Pop Wagner, Jon Chandler, Liz Masterson, Barry Ward, Mark Gardner / Rex Rideout, Terry Nash, Doris Daley and Al Mehl. This is a great family oriented program that will give you a true feeling of how things were in the old West. You get to hear poetry, songs and even old fashioned yodeling that spin a yarn or two about life in the old west. They have several themed sessions scheduled that include topics like Women of the West, Today’s Cowboy, Multi-cultural Roots, cowboy and Western Humor, cowboy classics and many more. They even have themed music programs like the Songwriters Classic and Odd Instruments. In addition to all the entertainment there will be great trail grub served up from authentic Dutch ovens on a real chuck wagon. OK, I know…That sort of conjures up an image of a particular scene of cowboys sitting around a campfire from “Blazing Saddles,” but it is what it is, right? There are several ticket packages avail-

able starting at $15 and you can find out more about them by visiting their website at where you can also see the complete event schedule. You can also call 1-888-718-4253 for more information and to order tickets. The Green Center is located at 923 15th St. on the Colorado School of Mines campus and the American Mountaineering Center is located at 710 10th St., both right here in Golden. If you are looking for something a little different for your next family outing, this would be a great choice. It’s fun, entertaining and very educational. Plus it gives you another reason to get out that hat, shine up the boots and belt buckle and be a part of why Golden is “Where the West Lives!”

Battle, a patty sits among bacon, crispy jalapeños, masa-crusted tomato, and Tillamook cheddar. Bacon and jalapeños seem to be the only things we can count on these days. Thanks, guys.” Larkburger has more than a dozen Colorado locations, including downtown Denver, Washington Park, Arvada, Boulder, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Broomfield. A new location is coming to Centennial soon. For more information, visit Check out the entire list at: www.


John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/ drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multi-media production.

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YOUR WEEK & MORE IN THE COMMUNITY THURSDAY/JAN. 9 LECTURE The University of Denver presents “Helen Ring Robinson: Colorado Senator and Suffragist” 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Anderson Academic Commons Special Event Room at the University of Denver. Robinson was a teacher of English, then became a writer for the Rocky Mountain News. She was the first female senator in Colorado, elected in 1912. Fee will cover cost of food and parking. The program is led by Pat Pascoe, whose family moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 1951. For information, 1&pgid=6359&cid=10303&ecid=10303&crid=0&calpgid=293&calcid=915 THURSDAY/JAN. 9 ROSIE STORY Rosey the Riviter will come alive with a presentation by Gail Beaton at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9th and Kipling in Lakewood. Hosted by Lakewood AAUW, the event includes soup and salad supper. Denver had its own “Rosies” at the present-day Federal Center in the Remington Arms factory. The community is invited to hear the rest of the story. THURSDAY/JAN. 9, FEB. 13, MARCH 13 MEMBERSHIP MEETING American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans. FRIDAY/JAN. 10 SENIOR FRIDAY A free celebration to learn about the Friday Club’s opportunities:

bridge, golf, bowling, mahjong, pinochle, bingo and more, is 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Enjoy snacks and door prizes. The club is organized by seniors for seniors 50 and older.

SATURDAY/JAN. 11 SWING MUSIC Get your New Year off to a happy start with great swing music as Sentimental Sounds Swing Band plays from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the D Note in Arvada. Everyone is welcome, and there is no cover charge. SATURDAY/JAN. 11, FEB. 8, MARCH 8, APRIL 12, MAY 10, JUNE 14 HEALTHY HOME PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden, presents healthy home care

classes, including product samples, 4-5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Topics include moxibustion use (Jan. 11); topical products for aches and pains (Feb. 8); natural remedies for high blood pressure (March 8); making herbal teas (April 12); beating allergies and congestion (May 10); natural sleep support (June 14). Topics from July to December are to be determined. Call 303-274-5733 or go to www.

MONDAY/JAN. 13 MEDICARE 101 Is Medicare a mystery to you? Learn the basics of Medicare and

what resources to turn to as you maneuver the Medicare maze from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Presented by State Health Insurance Program, underwritten by Centura Health LINKS. Free, but register in advance by calling 303-425-9583.

TUESDAY/JAN. 14 MENTAL ILLNESS The mysteries and meaning of mental illness will be explored

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TUESDAY/JAN. 14 WOMEN’S LUNCHEON Denver West Women’s Connection will have its Western Roundup luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Reservations required at 303-9852458. TUESDAY/JAN. 14 STRUGGLE OF Syria Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history and recent events are no exception. Located in one of the most conflict ridden parts of the world, Syria’s turmoil has involved both its regional neighbors as well as its own internal factions that have made self-rule a challenging goal. Join Active Minds from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 14, as we seek to understand Syria’s history and recent atrocities and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East. This free program will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. TUESDAY/JAN. 14 PARIS HISTORY Join Active Minds 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, for the story of

the City of Lights. We will trace the city’s history from its Celtic origins through modern times.  In the process, we’ll visit with some of the city’s most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day.  So, don your beret and come sit with us on the banks of the Seine.  It’s the next best thing to being there. Free program takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800.

WEDNESDAY/JAN. 15 INNOVATORS WORKSHOP “Finding Those Elusive First Customers” will be the topic of the next monthly meeting of the JeffCo Innovators’ Workshop 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden. The event is free, but RSVP by noon Jan. 15 to A new business resource targeted particularly to assist inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs, the JeffCo Innovators Workshop is hosted by the City of Golden with support from the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. THURSDAY/JAN. 16-19 COWBOY GATHERING Baxter Black headlines this year’s Colorado Cowboy Gathering, an event that celebrates 25 years of cowboy heritage from Thursday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 19. Cowboy poetry grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day in the saddle, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folk songs. Concerts will take place at the Green Center Auditorium, Colorado School of Mines, 923 15th St., Golden, or the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden. Tickets and more information available by calling 888-718-4253 or go to

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OIL PAINTING: Beginner and advanced, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 26. Intermediate, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 27. Instructor for both classes is Barbara Tobiska. Watercolor: Intermediate/advanced, 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23; Feb. 6, 13, 20; March 6, 13, 20. Instructor for all classes is Kathy Cranmer. WATERCOLOR: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb. 15, 22, March 8; March 15, 22, 29. Instructor is Loraine Miller. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Painting Negative Spaces with a Positive Attitude, led by instructor Gail Firmin, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. For intermediate/ advanced. Mosaics 101 workshop, led by instructor Lynnette Kupferer, is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3; and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. RECURRING/THROUGH JAN. 31 HORSE ARTWORK Spirits in the Wind Gallery presents “The Spirit of the Horse” art show by Colorado and national artists. The show runs from Jan. 2-31 at the gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-279-1192 or go to RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 12, MONDAYS SOMATICS CLASS The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center plans its Somatics Neuromuscular Re-education class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 12. The Wednesday, Jan. 8 class will be an hour and the remaining classes are a half hour, scheduled for 5:30-6 p.m. Focusing on the shoulders, hips, and spine, this popular class features exercises that balances the body, reduces tight muscles, and releases pain in only six minutes. To register, call 303-231-1300 or visit RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 14

RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 30 QUILT DONATIONS The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is asking for donations of new quilts to benefit flood victims. Quilts must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric, and twin, full and queen sizes are needed. Deliver donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden; or 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the museum office, 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 102, Golden. Donations will be taken through April 30, 2014. Call 303-277-0377.

family bonds and reversal of fortune Jan. 17 to Feb. 9 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. A preview performance is at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. No performance on Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets available at 303-232-0363 or Parking is free.

NORWEGIAN DINNER Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood plans its annual Norwegian “Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner” on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Reservations will be taken starting Dec. 12 through Jan. 10, or until sold out. Call 303-989-4496. MEDIA WOMEN AAUW Foothills Branch is hosting Women in the Media, presented by Cynthia Hessin, from Rocky Mountain PBS, at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Community of Christ Church, 3780 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge. Public is welcome. Call Melinda Reed at 303-421-9414 for membership information. COSTA RICA Lakewood Cultural Center presents “Exploring Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Tickets on sale now at www., 303-987-7845 or the box office, 470 S. Allison Parkway. K-12 AUDITIONS The Lakewood Cultural Center will host auditions for Missoula

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 25 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Moors & McCumber will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Congregation B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison. Moors & McCumber will perform bluegrass, Celtic and the blues. Tickets available by calling 303-588-1389 or at the door. LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 28 ART LEAGUE The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, Cal Johnson will present a demo using abstracts and inks. Anyone who paints or would like to paint is welcome to come and learn to try new mediums and have a chance to meet other artists. Residents of any Denver area are welcome to attend. Call 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356, or email or t.f.douglass@ LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 28

Children’s Theatre’s participatory musical theater residency of “Alice in Wonderland.” Children in grades K-12 may audition from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20; no registration, preparation or previous stage experience needed. Participants must sign in by 3:45 p.m. and will be required to stay for the full two-hour group audition. Rehearsals begin immediately following the audition and will continue the rest of the week 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday morning. Two performances will be at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. There is a cost to participate, but it will be assessed only to those who are accepted. Tickets for the shows are available by calling 303-987-7845, online at, or at the Lakewood Cultural Center box office. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

TRIAD MEETING Learn the difference between normal changes in memory as we age and a more series memory disorder at the TRIAD community meeting “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s – The Basics” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Jefferson District Attorney’s conference room, 500 Jefferson County Parkway. For directions and information, call 303-271-6970.



CONCORDIA LUTHERAN Choir invites you to come and sing at Concordia’s wor-

ship services during the Lent and Easter seasons. The choir is looking to add new voices. Concordia’s choral director is Dr. Frank Eychaner of Colorado Christian University. The choir practices at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood. If you have question, contact Eychaner at 303-963-3137.

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CLASSES/WORKSHOPS LAKEWOOD Arts Council offers a number of classes and workshops at the Lakewood Arts Council Art Center, 85 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood. Call 303 980-0625 to register.

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HEALTH MAP Need a boost? Looking to have more fulfilling, healthful, meaningful days? Prefer to help yourself rather than seek coaching or attend psychotherapy? Lorie Gose will share free information about a daily personal “road map” to determine how you want to be, think and feel. Get ready to ascend beyond your inhibiting beliefs and self-concepts. Join Gose from 8-9 a.m. Fridays at Whole Foods Market Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Contact Gose to let her know that you’re going to be there. Go to, or contact 303-500-2340 or




WOMEN’S NETWORKING group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303-438-6783.

COMMUNICATIONS CONTEST High school students are invited to enter a communications contest presented by Colorado Press Women. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter their work published between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 14, 2014, in one of 20 categories. Professional working journalists, writers, editors, photographers, videographers and graphic artists will judge the entries. Download the entry form, and get further information, at Entries must be received by Feb. 14, 2014.




at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St. in Arvada. The program, “Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman’s Struggle to Regain Her Life,” features a film of Karen McCracken. McCracken, author of “Breaking Free From OCD,” describes her life as she experienced mental illness and what proved helpful in her struggle to manage her illness. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or

LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 30 LUNCHEON Join international speaker Gwen Crawford at noon Thursday, Jan. 30, for the Walking Tiara Tall luncheon. Crawford’s positive zest for life and sense of humor brings out the royalty in each of us. Register by Jan. 24 at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583. MEMOIR WORKSHOP Get started writing about your life at a memoir workshop 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Learn where to start, how to organize, what to include and how to best express yourself. Register by Jan. 29. Call 303-425-9583. LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 31 QUILT SHOW Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden, presents “MANifestations,” the museum’s 12th biennial exhibit of quilts made by men. The show runs from Jan. 31 to April 29. Go to LOOKING AHEAD/JAN. 31 TO MARCH 9 Your Week continues on Page 11

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THEATER SHOW Miners Alley presents “Parallel Lives” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays, from Jan. 31 to March 9, with a 2 p.m. show on Sunday, March 9, at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. A non-stop comedy about how women and men respond to the circumstances of their lives. Contact 303-935-3044 or online at LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 7, MARCH 7 ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST American Legion Post 161 hosts

the Arvada Roundtable Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The meeting is open to the public and allows attendees to hear what issues are being addressed by city, county, state and federal levels of government from the government representatives.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 7-9 CHOIR CONCERT St. Martin’s Chamber Choir presents “British

Folksongs and Partsongs: Celtic Echoes” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge; and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place, Denver. Contact or call 303-298-1970.

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clubs in the community ongoing aCtivities, ongoing /Business groups Mondays open MiC Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night –

celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email

repuBliCans Men meeting The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County. tuesdays Federal eMployees The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions. Wednesdays arvada Biz Connection is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098. entrepreneurs CluB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email MusiC teaChers Association Suburban Northwest meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments. WoMen netWorking Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-4386783, or go online to

proFessional WoMen NW Metro Business and Professional Women meets the first Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP. thursdays Business spirituality Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933. CoMMunity CoFFee Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be 7-8 a.m. at La Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. investors’ Meetings The Rocky Mountain Inventors Association meets 6:30-

8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go online to for details.

Fridays CalMup Journey Prefer to help yourself rather than do the coaching or psycho-

therapy thing? Let me share with you free information about the CalmUp Journey, a one-page self-examination worksheet for men and women. Join me for coffee or tea 8-9 a.m. most Fridays at Whole Foods Market Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Let me know you’re planning to be there so we’re sure to connect. Contact or 303-500-2340.

saturdays Meditation Classes PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden, offers classes from noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Various styles of meditation will be explored. A short introduction to meditation and what to expect will be followed by a meditation period of 30-40 minutes, and time at the end for group discussion. Call 303-274-5733 or go to www. Colorado Citizens for Peace meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the intersections of West 52nd and Wadsworth Boulevard to try to bring an end to the wars. Signs will be furnished for those who do not have them. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or ConsCious Creation Explore holistic health resources at the Conscious Creation Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Clements Community

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Center, 1580 Yarrow St. in Lakewood. Learn from holistic-health practitioners and get information about products, services and alternative/complementary therapies through learning-lab presentations. Admission fee applies; for more information, contact Cheryl Roach at 303-885-8584 or go online to www.consciouscreationfair. com.

ongoing /eduCation disCussion groups Covenant Village hosts Wednesdays at 2 p.m. This series of monthly events features expert speakers on a wide variety of educational and entertaining topics. Please plan to attend one, several or all of our programs, held at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for driving directions and to reserve your place. Come early for refreshments; fellowship lectures begin at 2 p.m. To learn more about the residency options and lifestyle at Covenant Village of Colorado, call us at 303-424-4828. esl Classes — Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. 44th St. in Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a free series of English as a Second Language classes for adults 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday nights. These classes will emphasize a conversational method of instruction. Beginner through advanced classes are offered. You may register on any Thursday night. For directions or more information, call the church at 410-442-5800 or go to our website at

ongoing /Fine arts and entertainMent ConCordia lutheran Church Choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service three out of four Sundays per month. The church is at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain). If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact Joan at or 303-989-5260. danCe CluB — Blue Nova Dance Club meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays every month at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court in Wheat Ridge. For more information or dance lessons, contact Dave at 303-578-6588 or email MusiC perForManCes Patrice LeBlanc performs on keyboard and vocals 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Purple Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 2610 Youngfield St. Call 303-237-1133 for more information. singers needed The Troubadours Choir is looking for a director and new members. This is a volunteer choir, comprised mostly of seniors. The Troubadours meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 45th and Wadsworth. For more information, call Gary at 303-477-1380. syMphony auditions The Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for concertmaster (includes an honorarium), principal viola (includes an honorarium) and all section strings. Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, September through May, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303-980-0400 for requirements, appointment and further information. Weekly MusiC Jazz @ the Creek is every first Wednesday of the month at Living Water Unity, 59th and Vance in Olde Town Arvada. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to an hour of great jazz. For more information, call 720-935-4000 or email

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dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Revamp your fitness routine by getting out of your routine. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling Street and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ or go online to

health group A women’s health group with the motto “Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email lindagoesgreen@ hoMe Care Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations. To learn more, go online to or call 303-952-3060. tai Chi is now taught at Lakeview Wellness and Event Center 6-7:30 p.m. Wednes-

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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 for tickets and more information. Schedule includes: MarCh 2: “Brahms Concert.” The choir will perform Nanie and parts of the German Requiem, along with the famous, light-hearted Liebeslieder, accompanied by two pianists. May 2: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will entertain all comers with their excellent Variety Show. Every Sunday the choir leads us in worship. Come to see and hear their hidden talents. 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.

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days and 2-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 303-989-6300 or 303-730-0986 for cost information and reservations.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meetings are 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. The meetings provide 12-step help and fellowship. Individuals of all ages coming together to support recovery for compulsive overeaters, bulimics, anorexics and exercise addicts.

WEIGHT LOSS — The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week program meets10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers. For information on cost or to preregister, call Chris at 720-320-2394. YOGA FOR SURVIVORS Whether you’re a longtime cancer survivor, in treatment

or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of well-being. Class led by Shari Turney, a registered yoga instructor with specialized training through Yoga for Survivors. Class offered 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sundays at Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Contact Shari Turney at 720-319-3703 or before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice.

ONGOING /RECREATION, CLUBS AND SERVICES AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,000 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every

week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303-3224440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at

BUFFALO TOASTMASTERS meets 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at the Federal Highway Administration building, 12300 W. Dakota Ave., Lakewood. Toastmasters is an international organization that is a fun and supportive environment to learn and practice public speaking skills. All are welcome. More information is available at CANSURVIVE is a support group for those who have experienced or are receiving cancer treatment. The meeting format is simple with an opening invocation followed by brief member introductions along with a check-in to see how attendees are doing. The discussion topic centers around healing and healing modalities, and may include a guest speaker or a guided-healing visualization. The free support group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month at Mile High Church, 9079 West Alameda Ave., Lakewood. For more information or support do not hesitate to contact Lawrence Connors RScP at 303-910-3473 or COLUMBINE #96 Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Golden Lodge, 400 Tenth St. in Golden. Youth activities for girls ages 1019.  Contact Eve at or 303-424-0134. DOG TRAINER program Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is offering a “Become a Dog Trainer” program in Arvada and Denver. The licensed nonprofit organization rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue, or amount of time needed. The dog trainer program includes puppy, basic obedience and behavior solutions. Email or call 303-239-0382 for an application or more information. FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employ-

ees meets at 1 p.m. every second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas, 303-517-8558.

FIGHTING FRAUD The District Attorney’s Office offers free Power Against Fraud seminars for groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Don’t become a victim of identity theft or other consumer fraud. Contact Cary Johnson, 303-271-6980, for more information. FLATIRONS VIEW Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit FOOD PANTRY God’s Table Food Pantry is open 9-11 a.m. every third Saturday of

each month, and 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday each month for Jefferson County residents who meet certain federal guidelines. God’s Table and Food Pantry is located at 6400 W. 26th Ave. in Edgewater, behind the Vietnamese Central Baptist Church. For more information, call Beverly at 303-525-7685.

FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church (ALC) distributes Jefferson County commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at ALC, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. ALC provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303-431-6481.

PET VACCINATIONS Low-cost pet vaccinations at SpayToday 3-4 p.m. every Sunday. Call 303-984-7729 for more information. PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY Support Group The Lakewood Branch of the Rocky Mountain Neuropathy Association meets 3-4:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 7100 W. Mississippi Ave., Lakewood.  For more information about the Lakewood Branch Support Group, call Rose at 303-2793511 or email QUILT TOPS The Jeffco Hand Quilters are 18 women who gather every Monday to turn quilt tops into finished heirloom quilts. The group will do estimates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 14th and Brentwood. Money earned from the quilting is donated to the Action Center, helping feed and clothe those who need assistance. You may call Mary Wollenhaupt at 303-986-1381 for more information. We also welcome quilters to join our group. RALSTON CREEK Sertoma Club meets Thursdays at Panera Bread, 7739 Wadsworth, Arvada. Contact Ron Marquez at 303-457-0759 or REALITY CHECK Learn, laugh and move beyond denial in a small, cozy, group workshop environment. Join me for a facilitated Reality Check. Put on your big-girl pants, and call 303-953-2344 for details. RUNNING SCHEDULE Foothills Running and Cycling Club’s activity schedule includes long runs at 8 a.m. every Saturday and cycling rides every Sunday at 10 a.m. Both activities meet at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe. For more information and updates on times, visit RUNNING AT Dawn Buddies We are a group of friendly runners of varying abilities and ages who enjoy running close to sunrise. We meet at 5:30 a.m. Wednesdays near Jackson Park in Lakewood, and run around the neighborhood, ending back at the starting location by 6:30 a.m. No fees, just neighborly good will and fun. For information, contact SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION offers support group meetings for patients and caregivers 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at the Arthritis Foundation, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver. The leader is Bonnie Schweder, 303-438-7124. Visit for more details or other meeting locations. SINGLES CLUB SNCW Singles Social Club, an activities club for singles over 40, meets

at 6 p.m. most Sundays at the American Legion at 1901 Harlan St. in Edgewater. Don’t stay home alone; come join the friendly group for a meal, conversation, and a speaker or entertainment. For more information, call Char at 303-942-2529 or check out www.

SQUARE DANCE Rocky Tops Square Dance Club welcomes singles and couples who

have completed mainstream square and/or round dance classes from 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays at Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood. Cost is $7. Call 720-381-7768, email, or visit

WIDOW/ERS’ GATHERINGS Widowed Men and Women of America hosts a social gathering at 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Holiday Inn Sporting News Grill, Highway 285 and Wadsworth in Lakewood. The group’s goal is to help those with losses comfortably reenter the social world; activities include trips, bowling, card games, theater outing and more. For more information, call Nan Drissell at 720-981-1841. WESTERN CLUB The Buffalo Bill Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. The club is dedicated to preserving and promoting our Western heritage through family-oriented activities with our horse companions. Day rides, weekend camping, parades and annual gymkhana. Guests welcome. For more information, go online to WEST METRO Real Estate Investing Education Group meets 7-9 p.m. the third Monday of each month in Classroom 1 of the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix

GIRL SCOUTS Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit, email or call 1-877-4045708.

JEFFCO SPELLBINDERS meets the third Monday of each month at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 38th and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge. The Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Grade-school children in Jefferson County benefit from the volunteer who visits their classroom monthly. Requests from schools are greater than we can currently fill. Training and placement available, contact to become involved. The kids need you.

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NORTH JEFFCO Republican Women meets the second Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., meeting is 7-9 p.m. Each month outstanding speakers present information vital to our community. Come join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, current legislation, and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited to attend. Admis-

WOMEN’S RETIREMENT Coaching for solo women entering retirement. Make these the best days of your life. Call 303-953-2344 for more information. ZUMBA FITNESS Party yourself into shape with the Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance fitness party. Three classes available each week at the Lakeview Event Center in Lakewood. Call 303-989-6300 or contact Tina Mylene at 720-335-2822 for class schedule.

ONGOING/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ANIMAL RESCUE The Animal Rescue of the Rockies is a nonprofit organization that includes a network of homes providing foster care for death-row shelter dogs and cats throughout Colorado. We are looking for good foster families to help in this effort to save animals who are on the lists to be euthanized. Fill out a foster application online at

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JEFFCO SERTOMA Club meets the first and third Thursdays at Cafe del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Contact CJ Farr, 303-985-3278 or NO KILL Colorado’s monthly meeting is from 6:30-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Lakewood HealthSource, 963 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood. Everyone interested in learning about the No Kill movement is welcome. No Kill Colorado’s purpose is to facilitate a Colorado whose shelters are open admission and saving a minimum of 90 percent of the animals.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL A senior women’s basketball club meets 9-11 a.m. Fridays at Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St. Women 50-plus years old are invited to join. There are no extra fees for pass holders or Silver Sneakers participants. All levels are welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at or at 303-384-8100.

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RUNNING WILDCATS A-West erases 17-point deficit for comeback win Bears cannot stop the Wildcats’ fourth quarter push By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ LAKEWOOD - Arvada West came back from a 17-point deficit to record the first victory of the season in a 60-51 defeat over the Bears Saturday at Bear Creek High School. The Wildcats went wild offensively scoring 29 fourth quarter points, digging themselves out of a giant hole that included a 30-17 halftime deficit. With a never quit attitude spurred on by a rousing halftime speech by head coach Joe Bahl, A-West chipped away at what looked like insurmountable Bear Creek lead. “I told them that we weren’t out of this thing yet and if we kept working we could get back into this game,” Bahl said. Behind gritty defense that turned into quick offense the Wildcats had three double digit scorers who were all key figures in the comeback. Senior Madison Brown led A-West with 14 points and six rebounds, and classmate Amy Hayes had 12 points and played scrappy defense the entire contest. But it was sophomore Ally Ochs who made eight clutch free throws that were really the difference down the stretch. Ochs’ defense was all-state-caliber and it led to five steals. And while she made only one field goals in the game, she attacked the basket repeatedly which got her to the three throw line six times where she made eight of her 12 free throws she at-

A pair of Wildcats run off the court after their dramatic 17-point comeback win at Bear Creek on Saturday. Photo by Dan Williams tempted. “Coach told us to keep working and we just found a way to come together and get it done,” Ochs said. Senior Amber Gray led Bear Creek 18 points and junior Edina Krusko added 10 points. Despite the tough loss the Bears remain

a solid team that aspires to finish in the top three in 5A Jeffco. Bear Creek (5-4, 1-2 in 5A Jeffco) won their first four games of the season but they have lost four of their last five games. They will try to keep their record over .500 when they host Ralston Valley Friday at 7 p.m.

A-West (1-7, 1-2) may only have a single win but that is partially because of their non-league schedule. The Wildcats have played ThunderRidge, Cherry Creek and Fairview already this season, but they say they are battle tested and can compete with any team in 5A Jeffco now that league play has arrived.

pomona’s comeback season rolls on Coach Weikel, Panthers off to best start in a decade By Daniel Williams


Freshman Abriana Ramirez pushes the ball up the floor during Pomona’s victory over Chatfield on Saturday. Photo by Dan Williams

ARVADA - Pomona’s resurgence continued with a 53-41 victory over Chatfield Saturday at Pomona High School. A pair of underclassmen led the Panthers, as sophomore Lili Sale scored 12 points and added five rebounds. Freshman Ashley Madden added 11 points and recorded six rebounds, helping spur on Pomona’s offensive push. After scoring only four first quarter points the Panthers got it together in the second quarter outscoring Chatfield 22-10. Pomona then used nine steals and 30 rebounds to control the tempo

and action the rest of the contest. The Panthers (5-3, 2-1 in 5A Jeffco) are off to their best start in nearly a decade and are already on pace to smash last season’s win total, league record and most every offensive statistic. In just his second season with the team head coach John Weikel has done a great job of rebuilding a program that hasn’t finished over .500 since the mid-1990’s. Credit junior Alexa Zarlengo and her nearly 13 points per game average, and her teammate’s dedication to the program as the catalysts for their turnaround. Last season Pomona finished 9-15 and won only four of 16 league games. This season the Panthers are playing like a playoff team and have won four of their last five games. Pomona will be tested at Lakewood, who is a perfect 9-0 this season, Friday at 7 p.m. at Lakewood High School.

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beats Mullen Jeffco girls hoops highlights By Daniel Williams DENVER - The usually high-powered offense of D’Evelyn took night off and their defense took charge in a 47-36 victory Saturday at Mullen High School. The Jaguars allowed only six first quarter points and three second quarter points and took a 24-9 lead into halftime. Sophomore Lexi Reed scored 10 points and added 10 rebounds for D’Evelyn, and senior Malia Shappell scored a game-high 19 points. Mullen stepped up their defense in the second half and attempted to come back, but the Jaguars were too good defensively and on the glass all game. D’Evelyn (5-3, 0-0 in 4A Jeffco) will host Golden, Friday at 5:30 p.m. Rams get two wins in 24 hours Green Mountain opened their second half schedule with a pair of wins the latest a 62-22 dismantling at Widefield High School. The Rams opened the game with a 17-2 run and Widefield could not get in the way of Green Mountain’s offensive onslaught. Freshman Delany Bernard scored a game-high 20 points, and senior Kelli Van Tassel added 16 points and nine rebounds. The win comes just 24 hours after the Rams beat Denver South 8135. The Rams (6-2, 0-0 in 4A Jeffco) look poised to start league play and perhaps make a run at a league title. They play at Golden, Friday at 5:30 p.m. Tigers stay perfect after big RV win Lakewood stayed perfect on the season and got a huge league win when they beat Ralston Valley 64-53 Saturday at Ralston Valley High School. Down eight points at the half, the Tigers got it together in the second half and closed the game on an incredible 27-12 fourth quarter run. Lakewood got at least 17 points from three different players including senior Jessica Brooks 21 points. Sophomore Mackenzie Forrest added 18 points in the win. Ralston Valley was led by junior Morgan Nishida’s 14 points and senior Chantal Jacobs added nine points. The Mustangs (6-3, 2-1 in 5A Jeffco) will get another shot at Lakewood later in the season — perhaps with a league title on the line. Ralston Valley will play at Bear Creek Friday at 7 p.m. Lakewood (9-0, 3-0) is on a roll and looks like a team on a mission. They will host Pomona Friday at 7 p.m.

The usually sharpshooting D’Evelyn used a stout defensive effort to beat a good Mullen team on Saturday. Photo by Dan Williams

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A-West rAllies for Win Jeffco boys hoops highlights By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@coloradocommunitymedia. com ARVADA - Arvada West rallied down eight points at halftime to beat Bear Creek 61-57 Saturday at Arvada West High School. A shootout between two of Jeffco’s best

scorers broke out as A-West junior Thomas Neff scored 20 points. Bear Creek senior D.J. Miles scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough to get the Bears their first league win. Bear Creek (4-5, 0-2 in 5A Jeffco) will attempt to get back to .500 when they play at Ralston Valley on Friday at 7 p.m. A-West (6-3, 2-0 in 5A Jeffco) has been a pleasant surprise this season and has proved they could be good enough to com-

pete for league title. Rams cannot hold lead, fall to Denver South Denver South outscored Green Mountain by 14 points in the second half to comeback and beat the Rams 71-65 Friday at Green Mountain High School. Sophomore Austin Fritts scored 24 points and two of his teammates added 13 points each for the Rams, but they could not stop the Rebels and senior Tyson Puri-

foy who scored 28 points. Green Mountain took an eight point lead into halftime after a big first half from Daniel Brughelli who not only recorded 13 points but added 11 rebounds as well. But every bounce and every call seemed to go South’s was in the second half and the Rams could not stop the bleeding. Green Mountain (3-4, 0-0 4A Jeffco) kicks off their league schedule as they host Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) It’s a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/ or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It’s OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week’s end so that you have time for other projects.

crossword • sudoku & weekly horoscope


CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words eventually will lead to a resolution. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Don’t just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn’t so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don’t neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Help Wanted

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Parker Location $25/half-hour $45/hour Call Stacey at 303 990-1595.

Misc. Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of: AirLife Denver on 1-23-14 & 1-24-14

Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Estate Sales ESTATE/MOVING SALE: Very nice 6 piece King Bdrm set, 3 sofas, Drop Leaf table, Dry sink, chairs, misc furn, Lots of kitchen items, Refrigerator,books, artwork, deco items, jewelry, men & womens Schwinn bikes, misc. FRI & SAT 1/10 & 1/11, 8am-3pm 23140 E. York Ave, Parker. 303-420-2900 or Golden Thursday & Fri 9am-4pm Sat 9am-2pm 13551 W 43rd Dr Golden I-70 & Youngfield We have moved two nice estates to our warehouse for this sale. Antiques, collectables, retro, tools (lots of Snap-on) Antique Dolols/ Toys, Horse Tack, Hopi Kachinas Western Art, and lots more. Visit for photos & map reasonable prices both days cash or credit cards accepted.



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Building Materials Steel Building Bargains Allocated Discounts We do deals 30x40,50x60,100x100 and more Total Construction and Blueprints Available Source #18X 970-778-3191

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Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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MARKETPL CE Farm Products & Produce

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LITTLETON Open House Sun., Jan 12th Noon-2pm. Come, tour & enroll 8 Sats. ONLY. Class starts Jan 25th 12999 W. Bowles Dr

Misc. Notices

Help Wanted

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Busy Littleton CPA firm looking for an experienced bookkeeper/Admin. Asst for a permanent position. Approximately 30 hours per week- flexible schedule. Must be experienced with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office and able to work independently. Email-

1ST SHIFT MON – FRI: 6AM – 2:30PM $9.50/hr 2ND SHIFT MON – FRI: 2:30PM – 11PM $10.50/hr 3rd SHIFT WED – SAT (SWING 10HRS) 7AM – 5:30PM $9.50/hr ** Clerical/Filing tests required **


1. Go to 2. Complete the application including your job history 3. Once completed, call Excel Personnel at 303-427-4600 Honored to be in business in Colorado for over 20 years. Excel Personnel is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

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Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 /employment

Firewood $275 a cord for seasoned hard wood delivered within a 10 mile radius of my yard. 303-432-3503

Health and Beauty LOSE WEIGHT

FOR THE LAST TIME! Safe, Natural Doctor Recommended Follow Up Provided Call Today! 303-885-9733

What are Essential Oils?

Learn how they can help with physical and emotional challenges. FREE Compass Reading.

Horse & Tack Riding Horses Available Boarding, leasing, lessons, Birthday Parties, Volunteering and Tours. Friends of Horses Rescue & Adoption 303-649-1155

Lost and Found

Marty (303)995-2995

Lost Cat, medium large height, short haired gray and green eyes, chubby. In Arvada Area (720)415-9445

Musical Mapex Drum Set Sabian Symbols Great Condition $650 or best offer 303-346-2922


The Arvada Chorale gives voice to classical and popular music! For more than 35 years, the Chorale has presented performances of Jazz, Broadway, Latin, Celtic, and Holiday music! The Arvada Chorale is holding auditions in January for our March 2014 “Made in America” concert. All vocal parts needed. Be among the first to audition with our new artistic director, Steven Burchard. The process is easy! Just email or call 720-432-9341 to schedule an audition. For more information regarding the January auditions, please see our website. Thank you!

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell

Classic/Antique Cars For Sale 1969 Mustang See website for details

Drivers wanted to transport railroad crews in the Denver area. Paid training, benefits, & company vehicle provided. Starting pay $.20 per mile or $7.78 per hour while waiting. Apply online at Drivers wanted to transport railroad crews in the Denver area. Paid training, benefits, & company vehicle provided. Starting pay $.20 per mile or $7.78 per hour while waiting. Apply online at Drivers-Flatbed. Regional, OTR. All Miles Paid. Holidays; PTO; Great Benefits & Hometime! 23yoa, 2yrs exp, CDL-A req. Adams Trucking: 800-525-6958 x3 Drivers: Home Nightly! Great Paying CDL-A Flatbed Runs. 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-888-399-5856

Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service


Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Best-in-Class” training. New Academy Classes Weekly. No Money Down or Credit Check. Certified Mentors Ready and Available. Paid (While Training With Mentor). Regional and Dedicated opportunities. Great Career Path. Excellent Benefits Package. Please Call: (520) 226-9474

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Can you spot a business opportunity? Because we have one for you!

The Denver Post is looking for dependable adults to deliver newspapers in the metro area. Need reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Early morning hours, seven days per week.

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Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks

To place a 25-word COSCAN Network ad in 74 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.

Equipment Operator I/IITRASH & RECYCLING Regular Full-Time $17.49 - $25.83 Hourly Plus excellent benefits Position closes: 1/17/14 @5 PM Visit our website for more details EOE

Call 303-954-CASH or 800-892-6403 anytime!


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit

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

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LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at


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Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756 RN's,LPN's caring, compassionate, reliable/dependable nurses needed. PT/FT 12 hr. night shifts. in peaceful, loving home. North Parker. Call 303-646-3020

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REAL EST TE Home for Sale

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

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Homes or call Kevin 303-503-3619

3 Bdrm house for rent North of Kiowa $600/mo Call after 5:00 303-621-8843

HomeSmart Realty A 5280 Top REALTOR

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Central Wheatridge Office 3760 Vance 1200 sq/ft 2 offices & Conference room Call Dan Beaton RMR 303-423-7750

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Advertise: 303-566-4100




Affordable Electrician

Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581


Joes Carpet Service, Inc. Joe Southworth

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

Radiant Lighting Service **

Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326

Commercial & Residential Sales

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

720.227.1409 Cleaning

Busy Bee


Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604

Housecleaning LLC • Detailed • Honest • Dependable • • Great References & Customer Service • • Insured/Bonded • • Green Products Used •

Call Renee at 303-437-1791

Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!

HOUSEKEEPING AT IT'S BEST. 33 yrs. exp. Excellent references. 303-257-9067


G& E Concrete • Residential & Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace

25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559


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

(303) 646-4499


Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172

AFFORDABLE A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30-Years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed • Painting interior/exterior

Call Ed 720-328-5039

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa

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

Electricians ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


Call 720-257-1996

trash hauling

Instant Trash Hauling • Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303


$$Reasonable Rates On:$$ *Trash Cleanup*old furniture mattresses*appliances*dirt old fencing*branches*concrete *asphalt*old sod*brick*mortar* House/Garage/Yard clean outs Storm Damage Cleanup Electronics recycling avail. Mark 303.432.3503


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Trash & Junk Removal

We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832

Heating/ Air Conditioning Serving the Front Range Since 1955



• Repair • Replace • • Install •

Local ads, coupons, special offers & more Before you shop, visit for the best local deals and services.


720-327-9214 Painting

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates • We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!

303-960-7665 Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements

All phases to include

Darrell 303-915-0739


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

Sanders Drywall Inc.

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

• Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •


Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies List

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




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40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752


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INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows

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OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

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

$500 OFF - Complete Interior or Exterior

- Low Holiday Prices Handyman or Remodel Free Estimates

(303) 249-8221

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

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January 9, 2014 Roofing/Gutters

Tree Service


Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826

Advertise: 303-566-4100

Seasonal Plumbing





For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area

Your experienced Plumbers.



Rocky Mountain Contractors

Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

Now offering

Snow removal, Yard clean ups Fall aeration, Fertilization, Handyman jobs and Pooper scooper

Tree Service

Insured & Bonded

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals Licensed and Insured Firewood For Sale Call Jay (303)278-7119



Majestic Tree Service

• Tree and Shrub Trim or Remove • Licensed & Insured • Free estimates • low winter rates

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Window Services


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Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

A Tree Stump Removal Company

We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. Credit cards accepted


Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231

Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates Licensed and Insured

All Types of Roofing New Roofs, Reroofs, Repairs & Roof Certifications Aluminum Seamless Gutters Family owned/operated since 1980 Call Today for a FREE Estimate • Senior Discounts

(303) 234-1539

Old Pro Window Cleaning Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work

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Custom Bathrooms & Kitchens, Electrical,Plumbing, & General Repairs

Save $25 on any work over $100 Contact Mark at

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Complete Home Remodeling

with Warranty Starting at $1575

Interior - Exterior - Kitchens - Baths - Basements Additions - Master Suites - Decks - Doors - Windows Siding - Roofing

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

Ron Massa Owner

Licensed - Bonded - Insured

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 35 Years Experience

Bloomin’ Broom QCS, LLC Quality Cleaning Services Residential House Cleaning Move In / Move Out Clean

Free estimates • Residential • Commercial • 35 Years Experience

• Shower Doors 1/2" & 3/8" Heavy Glass

• Work Guaranteed

• Replacement Windows • Patio Doors • Mirrors


Monday - Friday 7 – 3:30 | 5% Off Discount With Coupon

Licensed and Insured

Melaleuca EcoSense Products Bonded & Insured / Work Guaranteed

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Local Focus. More News. 23 newspapers & websites. Connecting YOU to your LOCAL community. 303-566-4100

To advertise your business here call 303-566-4089 Ask for Viola •Fax: 303-566-4098

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