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Hiring of Jeffco attorney denied Board delays hiring decision until new superintendent is on board By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Jeffco Schools board of education denied the hiring of Executive Employee Relations candidate Nicole Tuescher by a 3-2 vote at the Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting. President Ken Witt, First Vice President Julie Williams and Secretary John Newkirk voted against the hiring after a board discussion about philosophical ideals, legal counsel, need and urgency. “We need to empower the incoming superintendent, to fill key positions that are vacant presently,” Witt said following the meeting. “We have both adequate legal

counsel for the district as well as employee relations that can’t be covered up by the HR (human resources) department adequately in the interim.” Prior to the discussion about the executive director appointment, Newkirk made a motion to move the item to an executive session, which was met with disapproval by First Vice President Lesley Dahlkemper and Board Treasurer Jill Fellman, as well as remarks and boos from the audience. “We have a CEO in our superintendent who leads our organization and identifies the best talent to meet the needs to continue to drive this district forward,” Dahlkemper said. “I would recommend that any conversation that is had, be had publicly, if there are concerns the board has, we address those and are public about it.” The motion to go to executive session failed 3-2 with Dahlkemper and Fellman opposed. Two-thirds majority approval is required to enter an item into executive

session. “I would also like to remind us all, several hours ago we heard testimony from Lisa Elliot, saying how important and critical this position is, that we need to act on it and that it is critical that we move now,” Fellman said. Throughout the discussion, Witt, Williams and Newkirk raised concerns about making key employee decisions without the opinion of a new superintendent expected to be hired later this year and concerns about the need for an urgent, additional aspect of legal counsel in the district. Resigning Superintendent Cindy Stevenson will complete her tenure with the district June 30, and the process to hire a new superintendent is ongoing. “We’ve had excellent representation over the years from Caplan and Earnest,” Williams said. “Why can’t we do a temporary hire, with Earnest and Caplan to continue that representation until a new

superintendent comes ... and then the new superintendent can choose who she wants.” Stevenson addressed their concerns and informed the board about the roles of the position and reminded the board this position is a crucial part of the Jeffco school district framework. “What I can tell you is that I’ve been doing this job for 12 years, I consider both departments essential,” Stevenson said. “You’ve heard from our associations earlier, they consider it essential, it really is part of the glue that makes Jeffco a great organization.” Following the discussion, the board voted to not hire the candidate for the executive director in favor of allowing time for the new superintendent the opportunity to weigh in on the discussion and use existing representation and staff in the interim. The audience was silent following the vote.

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Cowboy variety celebrates Americana heritage By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Dressed in their best jeans, cowboy hats and boots, cowboys and cowgirls from all over the Denver area came in and sat down for a few hours of song and poetry during the Main Stage Variety Show at the 25th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering on Friday, Jan. 17. “This is such an American thing,” Diane MacDougall, volunteer coordinator for Brim continues on Page 16

Sean Smiley, owner of State 38 Distilling stands in front of his copper based stills; a concept based on his design. A CU-Boulder graduate with a degree in engineering, Smiley keeps 1,000 gallons of raw agave known as piña on hand to be transferred into fermentation tanks that will later be distilled and aged in oak barrels. Photo by Amy Woodward

State 38 brings new agave based spirits Denver restaurants picking up one-of-a-kind liquor line By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com A new distillery has called Golden home and it is manufacturing one of the world’s first agave based vodka. State 38 Distilling is brewing “100 percent organic fair trade certified Blue Agave” to make smooth and delicious 90 proof and 80 proof liquors that is changing the way consumers look at vodkas, gins and agave based spirits in general.

STATE 38 OFFERINGS The Clever Jack, a seven-day aged Blanco agave spirit The Pious Queen, original agave based vodka The Young Ace, the Reposado, agave based spirit with a bourbon taste Three more on the way for 2014 including a gin and liqueur “I’m trying to push the boundaries of what people typically think of as tequila,” Sean Smiley, owner of State 38 Distilling said. “It doesn’t have to be that metallic, bitter flavor especially when

you use copper stills and the aging technique that I use, it should be a much smoother spirit.” Smiley has created a tequila distillery but is unable to label his business or his products as such due to trademark rights that are designated for spirits made from Mexico. However, his use of the agave plant’s nectar has the potential to create a trademark all his own. “I’ve got the worlds only agave based vodka,” Smiley said. “This is the only federally licensed legal vodka from agave.” State continues on Page 16

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Jeff Hildebrandt recites his comical poem about “a certain tenderfoot, a Morgan horse and fate” during the Main Stage Variety Show at the American Mountaineering Center for the 25th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering on Jan. 17. Photo by Amy Woodward


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January 23, 2014

Here’s to living life to ‘The Max’ Topher Barber climbed the tall, aluminum ladder, stopping just even with the old, wooden sailboat hanging upside down from the ceiling. He carefully drilled the framed picture of his dad — also upside down — to the center of the stern. A friend handed him a bottle of champagne and Topher tapped the boat, pouring a little onto the rim. “We now christen thee,” he said, “the S.S. Max Barber.” The small gathering of people below him raised their glasses and cheered. “He would like that,” one man said, nodding assuredly as he walked away. The tribute, sealed as dusk darkened the wintry mountain lake outside the restaurant windows, reflected the man whose gargantuan and colorful presence was notably absent. “Upside down is perfect,” said Dan Sherwood, Topher’s longtime friend, as he sat at the bar, under the sailboat. “Max was a kind of renegade who didn’t conform to much. So why conform to gravity?” Max Barber died unexpectedly Dec. 17 from an aneurysm that occurred while he was driving. He was 68. A successful contractor and owner of the popular Max Gill and Grill on South Gaylord Street in Denver, he also received national recognition in 1991 when he saved two people who fell through thin ice on Grand Lake. But to Topher, he was so much more. He was an exuberant, energizing force who grabbed tight to life and made it an exhilarating ride. “He never let a blade of grass grow beneath his feet,” Topher said, pausing, looking at the beer in his hand. “He’s my dad and he was my best friend ... It’s going to be hard without him.” Although Max had homes in Denver, Florida and France, the cabin he built with his hands in the mid-1980s in Grand Lake — on the water nestled between historic Lemon Lodge and the Grand Lake Yacht Club at the end of the town’s main street — was his favorite.

On the shores of the state’s largest natural lake, the town counted 447 residents in the 2000 census. Its one main road veers off Highway 34, just before the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and leads through a short, straight stretch of western-style buildings that have remained largely unchanged for years. “This is his home,” Topher said. “He loved being near the water, being in a small town. He loved that this town is a dead end. It was the end of the road.” It was Topher’s most consistent home, too. “I love this place,” he said. “Both me and my brother met our wives up here. My life wouldn’t be the same without Grand Lake. We wouldn’t be who we are without this place.” Growing up, Topher and his brothers Tyler and Todd spent every summer at the lake. Topher and Tyler worked at Pancho and Lefty’s, the eatery popular with locals and weekenders that’s just a one-minutewalk from the cabin. They learned how to sail — Topher even taught sailing at the yacht club. Max bought them a boat and they often competed in the annual weeklong regatta — but never won. “ ... we were always at the back of the pack and that always bummed him out,” Topher said. Last summer, two days before the regatta, Topher decided to compete when a friend who is an accomplished sailor offered to crew. Midway through the week,

Max left for an already planned vacation in Michigan. Topher was tied for first; Max eagerly awaited his daily updates. “It came down to the last race and we had to finish first — and we did,” Topher said. “I could hear the pride in his voice and knew he had tears in his eyes.” In late October, after returning from a month in France, Max headed to Grand Lake to winterize the cabin. Topher went with him. They blew out the sprinklers, cut firewood, hung out. “Just me and him,” Topher said. “It was perfect. I have no regrets about how our relationship ended. ... We told each other how we felt about each other — we loved each other.” On Jan. 10, Topher, who lives in Broomfield, decided to check on the cabin, make sure the heat was working, that pipes hadn’t frozen — and meet up with some friends to share a few stories and laughs. On the passenger seat of his Subaru, he placed a ceramic cowboy boot with a lasso around its heel — the urn holding some of his dad’s ashes, which also include the remains of a December Wall Street Journal, his favorite paper; his red, alma mater Cornell cap; a favorite Hemingway coozie; and the photo of his three sons when they were just boys, wearing cowboy hats, which he always kept in his wallet. Topher also brought a framed picture of a grinning Max, wearing a tropical shirt and white captain’s hat and holding a beer next to his cheek. A winter storm swirled gusting snow, creating moments of white-out as he slowly drove Berthoud Pass, reminiscent of the first time he, his brothers and Max had driven to Grand Lake. “Pop,” Topher said, “we aren’t turning around, are we?” At the cabin, he set the boot and picture on the dining room table, grabbed two beers — the one for Max snug in another Hemingway coozie — and tuned the CD player to Alabama’s “Mountain

Music,” his dad’s favorite and the cabin’s theme song. Then he talked to Max. And he cried. The next afternoon, Topher strolled into Pancho and Lefty’s and settled at the bar to talk with friends in the familiar eclectic atmosphere where 1,500 beer cans — all one-of-a-kind — line shelves along the walls. Also on the walls are photos of several longtime locals who have died. Hanging from the ceiling are a chair lift, a kayak, and a dummy of a man with a serape sleeping in a hammock, a margarita glass in his hand. And the old, wooden sailboat. That’s when it hit. “ ... to make that boat his — The Max,” Topher said. “He’s in the bar area looking out on the lake. It just makes so much sense.” In mid-February, a celebration of life for Max will be held at his Denver restaurant. Those who come should wear happy colors. No black. No tears. Because Max wouldn’t want crying, Topher said. He loved life too much. Topher tells this story about the Grand Lake cabin: “We’re known for staying up way too late there and having Lemon Lodge renters yell at us. One day, a couple of Lemon Lodge renters come up and say they’re trying to go to bed ... and how much longer will you guys be staying up?” Max glanced at his watch, then looked up. “We’ve been partying for 23 years here,” he said, “and think we’ve got 23 more to go.” Cheers. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@coloradocommunitymedia.com or 303-566-4110.

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Bill allows married gays to file joint taxes Legislation comes on heels of Supreme Court decision By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com A bill that would allow married gay couples living in Colorado to file joint state tax returns is on its way to a vote in the state Senate, after it passed a legislative committee on Jan. 14. However, Senate Bill 19 applies only to married couples, not those who are involved in a civil union, which became legal in Colorado last year. Senate Bill 19 requires that gay couples who married out of state or in another country, and who now reside here, file their state taxes the same as they do at the federal level, either through joint or individual returns. That’s regardless of the fact that Colorado does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, a bill sponsor, told the Senate Finance Committee that the bill aims to do away with confusion on the part of legally married gay couples who can file joint tax returns federally, but were not able to do the same at the state level. “The reason I’ve introduced this bill is because we have confusing issues in the statute,” Steadman told the committee. Steadman’s bill passed the committee, following a 3 to 2 party line vote. The bill comes on the heels of a July Supreme Court decision that struck down much of the Defense of Marriage Act. Since

then, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that legally married same-sex couples are also considered married for federal tax purposes. The federal ruling applies to all gay couples who are in legally recognized marriages, even if they reside in states like Colorado, which has a constitutional ban against gay marriage on its books. So, if a gay couple gets married in New York, then moves to Colorado, they can file joint state returns here. However, the IRS is clear that only legally married gay couples can file joint returns. “The revenue department ruling expressly says they are not recognizing civil unions, or other domestic partnerships,” Steadman said. “This is purely a matter of who is married.” Even though the legislation would not affect couples involved in civil unions, the bill would make changes to an area of last year’s law that created civil unions in Colorado. The civil unions statute does not allow for joint tax filing. “That’s because it was not possible for same-sex couples to file federally (when the civil unions bill became law),” Steadman said afterward. “It did not allow for linkage for state taxes. And that was absolutely accurate when it was written. But the whole world has turned on its head since them.” The bill also makes language in Colorado income tax statutes gender neutral. It replaces “husband, or wife or both” with “two taxpayers.” And it replaces “spouse” with “taxpayer.” The bill cleared the Finance Committee,

Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, listens as Lauren Fortmiller, center, and her partner Pamela Thiele, both of Lakewood, testify in support of Senate Bill 19. The bill would allow gay married couples living in Colorado to file joint state tax returns. Photo by Vic Vela with Democratic Sens. Mike Johnston of Denver, Andy Kerr of Lakewood and Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City voting yes. Republican Sens. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs and Kevin Grantham of Canon City voted against moving the bill forward. Michael Norton of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group that is opposed to gay marriage, called the bill a “subterfuge,” which provides an end-run around the state’s gay marriage ban. “The people of Colorado have decided what the policy of the state of Colorado as it pertains to marriage,” Norton said. The bill would benefit couples like Lauren Fortmiller and Pamela Thiele of Lake-

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Marijuana food stamp bill killed

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Measure sought to prohibit public assistance cash card use

Committee cited testimony from bill opponents who said the bill was unnecessary and addresses a problem that doesn’t exist. The bill died in the Democratled committee, following a 3-2 party line vote. Marble told committee members that federal law requires that the state take measures to prevent public assistance recipients from using their EBT cards inside places like liquor stores, gambling establishments and adult entertainment businesses. As for use inside pot shops, Marble said that voters supported 2012’s Amendment 64 — which legalized pot sales in Colorado — with the intention of pot being regulated the same way as alcohol. The federal government frowns on EBT cards being used inside places that sell booze. Without regulation addressing this issue, Marble — who was a member of last year’s Amendment

By Vic Vela

vvela@ coloradocommunitymedia.com A bill that would have prohibited welfare recipients from using public assistance cash cards at marijuana stores and strip clubs died in a legislative committee on Jan. 15. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, argued unsuccessfully that allowing electronic benefit transfer cards — which act as debit cards for people on public assistance — to be used at ATMs that are inside pot shops and adult entertainment places begs for federal prosecutorial intervention. But Democrats on the Senate’s State, Veterans and Military Affairs

64 Legislative Task Force — said that pot shop owners could end up getting a visit from a federal agent. “I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing trouble that we’re not ready to deal with,” Marble said, referring to federal cash seizures at pot stores. “We’re setting these newly established marijuana stores up to fail.” Sen. Bernie Herpin, R-Colorado Springs, supported Marble’s effort, saying that he doesn’t believe that public funds should be used to access marijuana. “I just don’t understand — people who are using their food stamp money to buy marijuana — why we should be making it easier for them,” he said. But bill opponents and Democratic committee members said those fears are overblown. “I’m not aware of widespread misuse,” said Terry Scanlon of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. “This is an unnecessary burden

to put on the beneficiaries.” Other arguments against the bill had to do with lack of ATM access for public assistance recipients. Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, said that she believes the federal government’s intent is to ensure that public assistance recipients have access to ATMs, before the state does anything to restrict their use. Democratic senators shared narratives about elderly and disabled persons having to go out of their way to find ATMs. In some cases, the closest neighborhood cash dispensaries are found inside liquor stores, or pot shops, they said. Those persons are not using public assistance to buy pot; they’re just trying to get cash to get on the bus, bill opponents said. “If you’ve ever known anyone who has been on cash assistance, like I have, it’s not something you abuse,” said Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, DCommerce City.

History explores women on westward trails Keeping up with appearances a priority for most

bell shape with a shorter hem which exposed their shoes. The traditional sun bonnet was worn along with gloves. Next to the cold, which posed its own obvious discomfort, heat and wind were major influences for women to strip By Amy Woodward awoodward@coloradocommunitymedia. down to their bloomers or chemise, or to sew in rocks at the bottom of their dresses to keep com them from flying up. However the decisions to As history has shown, traveling on the Ore- wear bloomers or to not wear a sun bonnet were gon Trail was an arduous five month journey for decisions of controversy in the wagon train. “We think of them heading out to the middle pioneers determined to push westward. Weather, disease, hunger and sometimes thievery all of nowhere but they were still traveling within that train and that train and the women and the contributed to the difficult life on the trail. Although there are many stories about the other men kept women in that form of what was Oregon Trail, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Muse- acceptable,” Huelman said. Another challenge for women was the conum explored that life with emphasis on women and clothing during an informative lecture titled stant alterations to dress either due to trading “Fibers of Function” on Sunday, Jan. 12. Present- difficulties or pregnancy. Women on the trail ed by Megan Huelman, historic textile consul- were between the ages of 18 to 30, and 20 perGolden tant, quilt enthusiasts and the public alike got a cent of all women were pregnant during their Business & Financial move west, Huelman said. lesson in history from a different angle. Services, Inc. “They didn’t ride in the wagon because the “We often have talks related to women’s hiswagon was used for things that couldn’t walk,” tory,” Irene Berry, exhibits and marketing manFinancial & tax counseling - business ager said but “we try to have a diverse array of Berry said. & personal Shoe deterioration was an issue that contopics.” Huelman who earned her MA in historic tex- fronted every traveler on the trail but most feTax planning & preparation tiles from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, males began trading in their worn out shoes for Accounting & researched the topic of women and clothing moccasins, while others only wore one moccapayroll services through journal entries left by female travelers s n pa red w th a grungy shoe as a way to show who were on the trail. Her presentation covered the r comp ance and pr de or what they e t Budgets & plans, venture analysis, problem-solving the influence of social mores during the mid- was a more c v zed way o e “Desp te that they had these rea y good re19th century that often challenged a woman’s ® QuickBooks consulting at ons w th trad ng w th the Amer can Ind an expected dress on the trail. While most women and training made adjustments to maintain the custom tr bes there was th s very deep ear that they of being properly covered, others abandoned wou d ook ke them by the t me they got to the some traditions due to environmental demands. end o the tra ” Hue man sa d “Women worked were no “I think in general the line was very fuzzy,” hard a ong the tra to make sure there n e Upo as tanned ong term e ects ” she sa sdOncsuch Huelman said. “It depended on the woman and ines to be drab c othit depended on, unfortunately, the wagon train sk nned or what theyatethought d bus r e p o ng she was part of.” milyeir fa Forpenmore On the trail, women typically wore homeed th h story about women on the tra s o spun cotton with a lower thread count or linsey -Klevinbsubt www mater a her tage com and c ck “F b h t u r i b e W er.bers o Funct on” An nteract ve map wh ch woolsey ainfiber combination of linen andndwool. a ic -Kle st irth were A-line and C Westmin nc udes ourna entr es used throughout Hue , Dresses rather than the traditional t In The Gateway Station Building W o f e l ” w t , n ,’ r i ith y e . t e e a w Av Fors ” w hes rough th No ay th ssica 80 W. 88th at t da wi t kes, n and d ? e a h J n g c 0 o s w r 8 n a 6 up orga l, rv st nex aki Siste ake at 56 .m. M R E: 5 Bul y C M in A is ju the to 4 p of b . d WHE Tips aptain nd Red Mary. Cupc a.m. ing w live do for “ ys an 0 a d k i 1 a : a S d b s o C ed turda ra

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Evie to tak issue mic a that Hi s of Hudak, s tha e up matte cke the right, t reg rs, civ nloop session, over hugs ulatin Sen. Lind il un er addre was the tou ched g the ma ions jus a New and, ssed. Ec t on du ell Jan riju o- Com of co . 9 in ring ana ind the Sen urse, his 40 mon ust ate cha -minu ry we Takingground mbers te remre also on the on thesought arks. of ho top openin issue age g day m trolle nda of gu es of the tain n vio heels d Gene item for legisla able being bu lence tive sess and of las ral Assemthis De de ilt is a ve ion. Pho t n Cle mo lopm in bly, Elemethe Decemyear’s to by ve especi cratic ent Courtne urcolo ntary -co be Auror y Kuh Sch r massa a the ally on n- tal radon ater len ool the kin ews.c in Co cre at kil politi g abou — nnect Sandy lings om Ho — areand mu icut. edged cal iss t guns ha ue, But ok . startin ch mo as thes always just “Some g to re in gover been the point pop part a dic nor up to gu ackno ey in ercialof the Ca ns, wl wlothers ndian develop ndelas State res to a ment. a con iviolen north Street tinues t on Pa opose of Coand Ca ge 18 nal d Jef Creek ally Th sou ferson few e comi siden theast Parkyears ng de tia of l po is an ped the vel Ca by Ter rtion merci ndelas, other opme s Gr nt director of Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation, stands next to a gondola at Water World. Mastriona has retired after 43 years. Photo by Andy Carpenean Greg Mastriona, former executive oup. ra Causaof acres. al and includ draw, Ve over ers the open ing ldh som The new Th space reside uizen next uizen ething will e de Candel will ntial, said. vel fea a Ca , a manafor Parkwa inc op home ture me y in wes as neighb mlude com pit gwe ha al. 1,500t Arvada orhood and s, 1,000 1,500 nt, on able severa or mosingle ce co . Photo is taking nity, ve five comm held comm fam mplet of sha are by And un erciall millio re hig ily, ifferen offerthat us to tho ity,” y Carpen pe with hou ed, 1, a $2.7 million general obliga- missed by the Hyland Hills n squ he “It de vis t pri se staVeldhuiz ses in vad ’s kind space. ean are r-densit tached ey tion bond issue passed to build family. Board president Don ce Su ion.” a,” feet the low all ndard en sai Veldh of a cit and of ret y units the staina tural have the park. $300,0 Ciancio said he has the highs an d. comm bility ail an flairs mendcomplemuizen y withi d we “The 00s off lar The park began with just two est regard for his overall perford sai . pa -powe unity, can be Highw sharedy tur plan. ous am ent eac d. “T n a cit red Veldh ay 72 ne e see water slides, but grew the fol- mance and commitment to the ommu h oth hey’ll y of Ar and Can uizen n thr systemBetween ount ity truCandela sustails on thestreet Ar-int lowing year with the addition of district. He said Mastriona did a ou g in nilig delas st, he s has parks of opener. There egrate space. s, we thoug nability roofs hts an said, fro ghou to traveling with Pam, who re- the wave pool and four slides. superior job for the district and “It tho ’ll t sai meric the of ho d tile op h, is space ’s a tre ugh m sod. fea open There haveBy, Ashley Color ’s the tired eight years ago. is its nearl en spareimers firs Next came Surfer’s Cove and will remain a pillar for the Hy500,0 an, cil “The recits recreature of mes. Th s to sol ad in ce dents space ’s a sig areimers@ourcoloradonews. sustai ity ar Each o,” he sait of its The break is well-deserved Thunder Bay in 1984, followed land community and a valued nificany 200 acr and the an can firm 00 be ,” Veldhreation tion centhe co e bigges na tra d kind reatio pays bu bild. bu com t co es ils cau mm ed after years of dedication to not by River Country in 1986. cen in the resource for the district. nal enjoy the ild mm of open unity t for a fee ofilder wh ing omes It’s go se we uizen sai ter is ter. asp itmen Its e bu ’re co only the Hyland Hills District, , views area state “River Country really put WaGoing forward, Mastriona d. “It a $3 mi ilding $3,000 o buys moun proximect of the qu may ing to wh land t mm to of ali an ere at a Laundro- but the community. lot pe It alld ou started llio be rea tai ity itted ’s that ter World on the map because it said he will take with him the comm ple resiias solfied ren . If the r lot int s in Ca oth to tdo Greg exp n faLE ch LE LEED “w ns an -Mastriona to y His leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experipoint ork, din d oth Bomat and ar pa ewable build o the ndela ron ED, or ED go silver sustai ensive uld inun1969. ity.” or recof s me tru ld. the ne certifi nabil , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,” ences he’s made over the years, the other tec ls, geo energ build ntal Leaders ” home st beation Golde ity. d So en ed, major De for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orhnolo therm y system s wi and s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play”looking U.S. ing me sign, hip in En ity th is an his If it ere Pam certifi Green ets ergy wife happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he other peo and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-cat an Th fee Bu green occu d ho get pu selwife into the stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . coole e recrea ilding ling of the execu- Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, which allowed for people to worked with. But for those who pie nine ho mesrun a reb mps Ch in are director of the mes tive ate Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Prome- interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the forpanie arlie Mcd. owne the tru sustai ooses no and d by a tion cenCouncil ards set ans the unde of are na wi geo r co Ka by the t to ble ll alrand Park District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.” velop s, the taina r to use st and the therm ter wi . mer director, just take a look in ead Recreation n-n build commy with Ch is ava quali roo feature ll ble to y bu my merci ment used, ftop 15 kil al heat be heate the ilable ties, Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. urc “She told ilt wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC erc Mo impro retrofi ha to the the fee Ranc has al part sn’t sta ial devel hwas drawi re tha vem t their tures, as well to offset owatt pump d and sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built “I always had a candy drawer been h Co sol as sys of the rted ho ng res n jus ents, Ve home mo oper, me Ve and interview,” Mastrio- course, Water World. mint over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, yet give “O The ldhuiz many oth st of thear pane tem idents t sus ldhuiz with mesai anm for som grocery erest fro comm sites ne thi most en sai na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,” taina er sus electr ls on en sai susou ng e oth sto m co unity, the co signifi d. taina a 36 and the is the t to Ca ble ici er po res to m bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs “W nv liv d. 0-degr vie nd can ble ty can there- where is all started.” the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien t sus w,” he natural elas thoing is featime. That’s ee ce sto the most recent addition, the see taina ugh. McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Stand view fro said. beau res started his 43- dren in the district. bility ty n it “R Mile High Flyer. e to well y Rang Denver ley La m any eside of the In the Know feawork for ma as For said. “The best part of the job is “Voyage was built in 1994, ny year Hyland Hills career as a and ke, the home nts ha on it more vis of the e. The yea ve it course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,” and we still have hour-long for ma golf www.l inf rs an DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th nytendent, ivefor ormati ak on ns, do ey defin beau years,”d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,” Mastriona said. “It’s a wn ward. on ab ty ing Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District executive director in 1972. grams and the facilities are bechara of the the Fro ou five-minute ride, that’s fast and com t Ca was established in 1955, and was the . cteris site is nt ndelaOver the years he had an in- ing used and enjoyed by the features robotics. It’s still right on tics first park and recreation district in Colos, part in growing the dis- kids, that’s pretty neat. You can’t of it.” e tegral on top, even though it is getting rado. The district serves nearly 110,000 trict, as well as becoming the beat that.” a little competition from the residents in a 24-square mile area visionary behind Water World. But before many of these fa- Mile High Flyer.” located in southwest Adams County But as of Jan. 1, he no longer cilities and programs could beMastriona’s work in the field Printed and including areas of Westminster and

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Regional Transportation District General tion,” the munity he heard from is somet taxpayam work political cross and it got for She said the r who conges thethe s herissione members state This year the comto bill woul way ing more fire. Capi comm Manager Phil Washington declared high exand For this with y it comes on So Uliba tol. to get that in front comcom d Count their porc Sen. Evie I in using people to ing upco Douglas of their on’s policy sessiaon, be cons allow his camp put ming legis Hudak hes Devewith the Officrri will be work pectations as RTD continues several transbert, FML she isof the coaliti idered Last sessi in place.” - session of the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 10 at the state Capitol. Guns, marijuana, civil unions aign trail. hom ners, gran A, like dom Gov.esJohn Hickenlooper gives his State the eState to a joint lative lopm of address durin as chair childhood focusing Economic portation projects targeted toward the Denon Penis ent ofand serves g estic He bill, und dchil Trad is on partHB eastbo ton’s tann parents. dren and education e to topics early Internatio 1170, on, . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,” definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on a bill and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, milli of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll be state h along mining ons of dolleft,Washington ly mem to pay by Jane Reuter 30 percen greatest city in theFrom West,” said. “I spon Growt Photo than a that sorin bers. for bette session. more ensures the requ ” izatio g legis r way e kickoff really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ lation indiv one ired n and faced of teleph financial iduals that inpatient hospital20 years. done through the transportation investments have ng the next with a series on has been adversity treatmen ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.” t Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,” outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com House , and Repub tive are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state Senate ss owner proper y legisla my.” fund FasTracks. This means if current finanjority in the the Douglas Count t business econo lty urged busine l,” testify and raising new lanes. across come Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of has McNu Capito n ditional cial projections remain as they are, the North members could impac thing that for a is just no at the state issues of concer said that more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The one that there and toll “show up Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwhen delegation t said, “is e-sponof them were back r supporters procedure for patients with his form of liver could go clear,” Hilber pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring decidBy Jane Reute table. world you donews.com what is decid on Page 19 held cancer may give him several more months. as Count are on the way in the continues But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these No matter r@ourcolora kickoff session y Dougl Legislators g roadways. will remain free.” That’s a precious gift to a man who a year al Center. legislative as Count existin Medic toto two projects will be done way before the prosored g Dougl inin g (lanes) Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results at the among the first patients in the United States they go over cted planned FasTrack network projects, includDepart- heavilymeetings, when to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the survey condu cuts to the ruary ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit telephone some recent first of a handful of centers permitted to from a recent ch Consultants. restructure (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. d with these uction could perform it pending approval from the Food s ment of Defensneed to go forwar could be by Hill Researthat route, constr ,” he said. “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but view s we go and Drug Administration. “If we “I think I think they omise our if not sooner requires I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that said, “but in early 2014, t compr The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,” he knock down — the knock down being the that doesn’ no attention to start pick a financing n: “I like the sly the vast way for a nt resolutio in obviou ocular melanoma in January 2012. 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Douglas County School Board Vice President Dan Gerken resigned the week of Jan. 7, and already has stepped down from his seat. He cited growing family and work obligations. Board President John Carson said the group will begin the process of finding his replacement during the Jan. 15 board meeting. Gerken was elected to the board in 2009, and his term was set to expire in November. He did not return calls for comment, Gerken but Carson said there is no mystery surrounding his resignation from the education reform-focused board. “We depend on people being willing to take a lot of time out of their lives and work and families to do this,” he said, noting board members invest at least 20 hours a month to the unpaid post. “Dan has served selflessly in that capacity for over three years now. I greatly appreciate what he’s done for our school district.” Carson said Gerken first approached him about resigning shortly after the new year. “I tried to talk him out of (resigning), but he made his decision,” he said. Though the board has often been criticized for its fast-paced reform efforts, Carson said he doesn’t believe that was a factor in Gerken’s resignation. “If you run for office, you have to be prepared for that,” he said. “Speaking for myself, the reason I got involved in public education was to make some changes in public education that I think have been needed for a long time. I know Dan felt that way as well.” In seven years on the board, Carson said this is the fourth vacancy filled by appointment. “It’s not an infrequent occurrence,” he said. The board has 60 days to fill the empty seat. Any candidate must live in Gerken’s district — District D — which extends from Castle Pines to the southeast corner of the county. Potential school board candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a 12-month resident and registered voter of the district, and have no direct or indirect interest in district contracts. All current school board members are registered Republicans, but the office is officially nonpartisan. “We’re just looking for people that are interested in improving public education, continuing to make our school district the best, and keep making it stronger,” Carson said. Gerken, a father of two, lives in Castle Pines with his wife, Gina. He is chairman and co-founder of Gerken Taxman Interests, a commercial real estate investment and development company.


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Community corrections to look for new facility By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Intervention Community Corrections Services, or ICCS, has teamed up with county officials to find a more up-to-date location. ICCS is currently located at the historic New York Building on Kendall St. in Lakewood. The building was built in 1922 was part of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of Denver which originally used the building as the men’s tuberculosis ward. Until the 1970s, when the building was then turned into a detox center that provided other services for offenders, at least 10,000 patients were treated for TB in the 50 years the JCRS performed research and treatment. A new facility is desired by Jefferson County in order to provide adequate space for the convicted offenders’ classes and group therapy sessions, better client oversight, and cost savings, Gregg Kildow, executive director for ICCS said. The county estimates the deferred maintenance of the property to be more than $5 million. “The electricity in this building is archaic for what our needs are as well as the plumbing,” Kildow said. “As far as the big ticket items that do need attention that is the county’s obligation and I don’t think there’s money to do that from the county to continue this as community corrections.” The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design has shown considerable interest in absorbing the two and one half story building into its campus that stands in its singular architectural beauty. Touring the ICCS facility it becomes apparent the building is in fact dated, with original 1922 window paneling that does little to shield from the winter elements, small meeting rooms and no air conditioning. Case managers who are mixed in with the general population have offices that were once hospital rooms containing the original sinks. One case manager was informed her office was once a kitchen. ICCS, a private nonprofit community corrections agency, provides transitional services for offenders who have been approved for either diversion from the Department of Corrections or offenders who are transitioning from DOC prison facilities to the community. Offenders may also be sent to ICCS as a condition of their parole and in some cases, for ICCS’ mental health programs. Community corrections is different than the traditional DOC in that it aims to provide a more realistic approach to offender rehabilitation by providing mandatory responsibilities including work placement, money management, curfew, and drug screenings to volunteer educational courses in reading, math and sciences. Life in ICCS may be just as rigid as the DOC, but the offender may have more opportunities to ditch the criminal mentality and learn to become more self-sufficient.

ICCS by the numberS As of October 2013, there were 218 criminal offenders assigned to ICCS. Below is an example of the highest offender populations based on convicted crimes. Controlled Substance Possession level II: 22 Sexual Assault on a Child: 16 Theft: 14 Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft: 11 ID Theft: 8 Second Degree Burglary: 8 Second Degree Assault: 7

“It’s not about rehabilitation it’s about habilitation,” Kildow said. “Many of these people have never learned; a lot of people just haven’t learned the right way to do things.” The success rate of convicted offenders finishing ICCS is about 60 percent, with mental health offenders seeing a lower success rate, according to Kathy Otten, division director for justice services at the Jeffco department of human services. Recommendations for offenders to ICCS are based on the final decision of the Jeffco Community Corrections Board that has been provided information by the probation or parole departments and divisions. Last year, around 1,700 recommendations were given to the board with 600 of those qualifying for ICCS. Justice services are working toward providing a database showing the number of recommendations that were handed out as sentences from district court judges, Otten said. This year, about 226 all-male offenders are housed in ICCS with a 280 maximum capacity. Clients typically share rooms with two to four people at a time in a spacious room that allows for one TV, and a DVD player. Bathing facilities are that of a typical dormitory style and rooms are to remain unlocked unless residents are not home. Head counts are performed frequently throughout the day and consistent communication with work release offenders is a requirement that could violate their sentence if not followed. The security office which is a hive of activity in ICCS has at least six staff members who monitor cameras, client check-ins and check-outs, and assist with medication intakes. Clients at ICCS are expected to take care of their own health and must seek out their own health care providers. “That’s a great hole,” Kildow said because “they don’t qualify for Medicaid” since they are considered in custody. They also do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act for the same reasons. “We’ve been good neighbors in this community since 1977,” Kildow said. “Our clients are located in the community, and they’re either in here working on issues or out there in the community getting services, being with family or with different treatment providers,” he said. “They’re working their way back, they are not out committing crimes in the neighborhoods — they don’t do that.”

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BLood drive Warren Tech community blood drive is 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, inside the Founders Room at 13300 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Marti Silburn at 303-982-1340 or msilburn@jeffco.k12.co.us.

MBa prograM Those interested in the University of Colorado Executive MBA program can attend one of several information sessions; at noon Monday, Jan. 27, at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center; at noon Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the CUEMBA Suite, downtown Denver; at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the CUEMBA Suite; at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Vista at Applewood Golf Course, Golden; and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Registration can be accessed at https://cuemba.wufoo.com/forms/emba-informationsession-registration/.

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MusiCaL perforManCe Moors & McCumber will perform 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.

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 lartus1@msn.com or t.f.douglass@ comcast.net.

with Your Legislator 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Panera, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster.

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sunday/Jan. 26, feB. 23 farMers’ MarkeT The Arvada Farmers Market presents the indoor winter market 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 23. The Indoor Market will feature more than 20 vendors with jams, breads, meat, honey, produce, eggs, and homemade items. The market is at DiCicco’s Schoolhouse, 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Monday/Jan. 27; feB. 3-27 arT enTries The Lakewood Arts Council, at 85 S. Union Blvd in Lakewood, is calling for entries for its Small Works Show, to be on exhibit Feb. 3-27. Open to all Colorado artists, any 2D fine art media, including photography and digital

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 Your Week continues on Page 15

Proposed Service Changes for May 11, 2014

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Please plan to attend a public meeting. Denver RTD Administrative Offices 1600 Blake Street Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Noon & 6:00 p.m. For complete details on these changes, see the Proposed May 2014 Service Changes brochure on buses, light rail, and at RTD transit stations or visit rtd-denver.com. Note: Attendance at public meetings is not required to comment. You may also fax your comments to 303.299.2227 or email servicechanges@rtd-denver.com no later than February 6, 2014.

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January 23, 2014

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Time for major immigration reform Colorado is home to roughly half a million immigrants, about a third of whom are undocumented, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies. More than 11 million undocumented immigrants are estimated to be in the United States. In Colorado and across the nation, industries like farming and construction rely on the labor provided by workers who are not in the country legally. To that end, the way of life enjoyed by so many Americans is dependent upon them. The system, however, under which these immigrants work, live and learn is broken. Few would argue against that point. But what’s to be done? Spearheaded by a bipartisan “Gang of Eight” — which included Sen. Michael Bennet, of Colorado — a comprehensive immigration-reform measure passed, with support from a number of Republicans, through the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate last June. The bill, S. 744, went nowhere in the House, though. Early signs are that the Republicancontrolled House has no plans to take up a single comprehensive bill this year either, but will instead address immigration in a

our view piecemeal fashion of multiple measures. It is encouraging that the House plans to address this critical issue, and in fact, there are reports that Speaker John Boehner aims to unveil the principles of the plan before the end of the month. But as they forge ahead with a plan of their own, we urge House leaders to embrace the primary tenets of the Senate-passed measure. For one thing, S. 744 is good for business. A letter sent to the Senate last June in support of the bill was signed by myriad business organizations, including the Denver Metro, South Metro Denver and U.S. chambers of commerce. In part, the letter said: “America’s current immigration system is broken and does not meet the needs of our citizens or businesses. Improvements to our nation’s immigration policies are long overdue and are essential to con-

tinued economic growth. We especially applaud the efforts of the bipartisan `Gang of 8’ for their leadership on this issue and commend the entire Senate for your hard work on this difficult and controversial issue.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, hardly a stronghold of liberal ideals, is one of the most outspoken proponents of comprehensive immigration reform in general and S. 744 in particular, touting a study that says the nation’s economy would stand to grow by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. S. 744 — also known as the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — takes a truly broad-based approach to reform. Among other things, the bill calls for: • More than $40 billion of initial funding to shore up border security. • Mandatory use by employers of an electronic employment verification system known as E-Verify. • Creation of a Registered Provisional Immigrant program that includes background checks and mandates the payment of application fees. RPI status may be renewed after six years and immigrants can

pursue lawful permanent residence after 10 years, if they remain employed, pay taxes, pass background checks and meet English proficiency requirements. • A faster track to lawful permanent residence for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and for agricultural workers. • A path to citizenship, for those who fulfill the RPI requirements, which would take 13 years or more. That last point, the path to citizenship, has been one of the more controversial aspects of the bill and was met with large resistance by House Republicans last year. We’re not sold on the necessity of it being part of an immigration overhaul, but we understand and appreciate the importance it plays for both lawmakers behind the bill and for immigrants whose dream includes citizenship. With worker shortages looming and wasteful spending rampant on a current system that isn’t getting the job done, S. 744 is, on the whole, a beacon of hope. Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives would do well to follow the light — and act now.

question of the week

See the big game in person? The Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl! But would you ever consider physically going to the Super Bowl yourself considering travel, price of tickets, hotel, parking, $10 beers, etc., etc.? Or is the stay at your home/man cave experience in front your own big screen TV equal to or even better than freezing your butt off at the stadium? We asked several of our readers these tough questions and got these responses:

“The last game day experience I had was a bad one for numerous reasons. I definitely won’t be spending my money for a regular season game again. But I would consider a big game like the AFC Championship or Super Bowl.” Will Petersen, Littleton

“I think staying at home and watching the game is very underrated. It’s warm, TVs are so good today and you don’t have to worry about all the things that go along with going to the game.” Michael Joycox, Broomfield

“I would definitely want to go see my team in a Super Bowl, I hope every true fan of their team would. I don’t care what the price or what I have to do to get a ticket. I am going!” Christopher Dolge, Arvada

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Too good to be true? By the time you read this, we’ll know whether the Denver Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl … and whether you purchased counterfeit tickets for the showdown. The chances of both happening are pretty high. The Broncos will likely put the Patriots away. And, as of this writing, single tickets to the AFC Championship game in Denver are going for as much as $500 to $1,200 each on Craigslist. When they went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday after the Broncos’ victory over the Chargers, game tickets were snatched up in fewer than 15 minutes, and people got a “sold out” message online as early as 10:01 a.m. Many people have had to turn to resell tickets, where prices can be 400 percent over face value. None of this, actually, is bad. Fans who believe (in the Broncos or, less reasonably, in the Patriots) are quite willing to pay big bucks for the big game and this secondary market is the only way to get there. The problem is that many of these the tickets are fake. The Broncos, the NFL, and Denver police are warning fans about counterfeit tickets, especially those with prices that seem to good to be true. These fake tickets look like the real thing—but they don’t behave that way. The solution, we’re told, is to purchase game tickets only through Ticketmaster and NFL Ticket Exchange. Of course, however, many tickets resold by individuals are legit. But it’s difficult to tell the difference. NFL tickets aren’t the only counterfeit offerings out there. For example, the FTC recently took action against four weightloss companies. It’s no secret that weight loss is an American obsession — maybe as big as scoring tickets to championship games — especially now when we are setting goals for the New Year such as eating healthy and getting more exercise. But most of us do feel that we could use some help, and weight-loss products are

big business. The problem is that many of their claims are fake. According to the FTC, one of the biggest offenders is the company that manufactures and markets Sensa as a powder users sprinkle on their food to spur weight loss — a pitch that seems too good to be true. Personally, I don’t particularly subscribe to the theory that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is … lots of just such good things have come my way through the years. But I’ve also fallen prey to offers that weren’t what they said they were. Usually this was because I wanted to believe … wanted to believe that the hotel I booked online really was on the beach. That the discounted sunglasses with the popular logo were genuine. That if I sent a complete proposal outlining my strategy for someone else’s business problem, I would get the job. (I don’t do that anymore.) So, the lesson I’m taking away from this news of deceptive advertising, unscrupulous scalpers, and ticket counterfeiters is caveat emptor—let the buyer beware. But I still do want to believe. And if I’ve learned anything else from this too-goodto-be-true football season, it’s that if we believe, good things can and do happen. Andrea Doray is a writer who’s always believed in the Broncos because they are the real deal. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com


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Road to more funding looks rough Nearly two years of discussions and 18 months of research on transportation funding options crashed to the floor with a thud last Friday in the Lookout Room at the Taj Mahal in Golden. MPACT64 was created as a statewide forum where the Metro Mayors Caucus could meet with Club 20, the Progressive 15 and Action 22, representing all 64 counties across Colorado. Following the economic collapse of 2008, state budgets have kept squeezing down on transportation funding. This has reduced available dollars at every level of local government. These reductions have been exacerbated by the diminishing effectiveness of the state gasoline tax as more fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles continue to enter the fleet. Although highways and transit have been funded primarily with user fees, including the gas tax, for nearly a century, these no longer generate revenues that match the increase in demand for highways and transportation services. Polling has found a widespread hatred of gas tax increases for nearly 20 years despite the fact that the tax has not been increased since 1992. The only alternative that would continue to maintain the historical

“user pays” principle would be a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) levy. Once again, polling finds this option is little more attractive than gas taxes, while being poorly understood and raising privacy concerns. Consequently, MPACT 64 surveyed Colorado voters last year to determine what revenue option would prove the most popular, or least unpopular, with voters. The answer was a hike in the statewide sales tax. MPACT64, together with contractors and other organizations concerned about the deterioration of state roads, developed a ballot proposition that would impose an additional seven-tenths of a cent sales tax statewide in order to raise $600 million annually in additional revenues. These dollars would be divvied

up between state and local governments in accordance with the existing state formula for distributing transportation revenues. After the crushing defeat of the proposed hike in state income taxes to fund K-12 schools this past November, in which question 66 was defeated by a nearly two to one margin, MPACT64 decided to test the appeal of its sales tax proposal. Maria Garcia Berry and Roger Sherman of CRL Associates delivered the bad news to supporters last week. Some 52-percent of those polled would vote no, while only 42-percent leaned yes. And 80 percent of the no voters are intensely opposed and just half the yes voters are strongly favorable. Support in rural areas, which would be the primary beneficiaries of increased spending, only mustered 35 percent support. The suburbs barely produced 50 percent support, while Denver came in on the statewide average at 42 percent. The consultants, to their considerable credit, advised their clients that they should wait for a more propitious political climate somewhere over the horizon. Only 4 percent of those polled reported transportation funding as a priority. 33 percent placed jobs and the economy at the top of the list. And, a surprising 46 percent sug-

gested additional government efficiency is needed — suggesting belt-tightening as a source of revenues. While it is apparent this is not a good time to attempt to raise taxes, there were few clues as to the virulence of voter resistance. The MPACT64 pollsters speculated that the state’s much touted economic turnaround may only be reaching a sliver of residents, while the vast majority of Colorado taxpayers continue to struggle with reduced incomes and pinched personal budgets. Others speculated that only a comprehensive proposal similar to Referendum C approved in 2005, which included assistance to schools, roads, higher education and human services held the potential for creating a winning coalition.

Feb. 12 used to be celebrated as Lincoln’s Birthday, but that got lumped in with Presidents Day so now it is officially Darwin Day. That one was created by the International Darwin Day Foundation, and although they don’t have any events planned for the Denver area, they do encourage you to put something together and post it on their website. You can find that at www.darwinday.org. I’m not sure what you might want to do on that day, but I’m sure if you give it some thought a good idea will start to evolve.

So that brings us to one that we are a lot more familiar with, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day! Yup, that’s coming up sooner than you think and guys, do yourselves a favor … Don’t space it out this year. Trust me, you forget about Valentine’s Day once, and you will never hear the end of that so do a little planning ahead and make it a romantic day or evening so you don’t end up in the

Miller Hudson is a former state legislator with 30 years involvement in regional transportation issues, having served as Executive Director of the Colorado Intermountain Fixed Guideway Authority’s I-70 Mountain Corridor monorail study. He continues to monitor Front Range transit planning and can be reached at mnhwriter@msn.com.

It’s still time to say happy holidays At this time of year we tend to think that the holidays are over and look forward to cheerful things like our credit card bills arriving and more snowstorms hitting us before spring warms things up. But truthfully, there are always plenty of lesser known holidays happening and if you take a moment to look at some of the things celebrated internationally you can find something to justify a trip to the liquor store almost every day of the year. Here are a few examples of things you might want to mark on your calendar that you might not be aware of. Jan. 30 is World Leprosy Day. Apparently this is celebrated a bit more in countries that still have a significant segment of their population suffering from the disease and it’s purpose is to draw awareness to the fact that there is now a cure for it. I hope that the local retailers in those countries aren’t like ours and that they don’t use it as an excuse to hold their annual Leprosy Day sales.

The next day, Jan. 31, is Chinese New Year. I don’t know why we don’t see more celebrations around here for that one. Probably has something to do with the fact that lighting off bricks of firecrackers for good luck would probably land you in jail in Colorado. But we do have several good Chinese restaurants in Golden and the surrounding area, so you might want to create your own festive day by having lunch or dinner at one of them. To add a little extra fun, wear a dragon mask, walk in and yell “Happy New Year!”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Another take How can the headline in the Jan. 16 edition note “Jeffco school board legal costs may rise,” when the reporter covered only related salary costs and provided no listing of past (i.e. $400,000 plus for outside legal help) or projected expenditures in the text of her article? If she speculated that costs of laptop computers may rise, would you waste print on that? How would repeated public discussion

of the minority board members’ desire to waste public time, and remain legally ‘invincibly ignorant’ of their tasks, benefit Jeffco taxpayers or students? Might not a responsible business oriented board, such as we now have, actually be able to find some expenditure(s) to cut? Is this a continuation of the campaign to smear or hamstring the new board. Russell W Haas Golden

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OBITUARIES Laubach

Winton Laubach

Sept 6, 1920 - Jan 10, 2014

Winton, 93, passed away at home. He was born and raised in Benton, Pennsylvania. He taught Math & Science at New Milford, PA. High School while he worked on his Masters in mathematics at Columbia University. After the 2nd World War, Sampson Naval Base was converted to a college to help absorb returning G.I.s. Winton said, “Those boys were ready to learn”. He then taught mathematics at Penn State and came to the Colorado School of Mines in 1952. After his blindness forced him to give up teaching, he operated gift shops and cafeterias at the Denver Federal Center and retired at the age of 72 to write a book. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of 37 years, three step-children Neil, Nancy, and Andy Middlemiss, four stepgrandchildren and one step-Great grandchild. Memorial contributions are suggested for First Methodist Church, 1500 Ford, Golden, CO 80401 OR Colorado Talking Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226. Winton willed his body to the advancement of medicine through “Science Care” Celebration of Life, January 24th at 11:00 a.m., Golden Methodist Church. Lunch to follow service.

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Harold Lees,

Aug 8, 1930 - Jan 1, 2014

Harold Lees, age 83, of Golden, passed away Jan 13, 2014. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life was held Jan. 18, 2014.

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Gladys Hardie

May 10, 1920 – Jan 15, 2014

Gladys Hardie, 93, went to be with her Lord on January 15, 2014. She was born May 10, 1920, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Hloucal) Ludvik. She was the devoted mother of Harlan Hardie (Ohio), Merle Hardie (Florida), and Donna (Hardie) Hedden (Colorado), and grandmother of five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, at Fellowship Bible Church, 2201 Jay St., Edgewater, CO.

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West Metrolife Bronco, wife a dynamic duo in magazine Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and his country star (pregnant) wife, Jessie James Decker — arguably the NFL’s cutest couple — are featured in an eight-picture spread in the February edition of GQ magazine and on www.gq.com. The couple are snapped in provocative poses — cooking together (at least licking the bowl), canoodling in bed, bubblebathing, “working out” in the home gym, horsing around among memorabilia — with Decker clad in distressed jeans (how distressed can they be when they fetch up to $700 a pair) and James in her unmentionables. The point of the article — other than to feature titillating photos of a ridiculously attractive couple — is a denim discussion. “When Denver’s newly ascendant star Eric Decker isn’t wearing his Broncos uniform, he’s kicking back in jeans with his (pregnant!) country-singer wife, Jessie James, and the crew of their reality series, `Eric & Jessie: Game On.’ Here, he sports the season’s best beat-up, broken-in, and distressed denim — the kind you (almost) never want to take off.” Read more at www.gq.com/style/ fashion/201402/eric-decker-jessie-jamesdistressed-jeans#ixzz2qaoEpHUX.

Arvada Center hosts Agatha Christie’s masterpiece By Clarke Reader

creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The longest-running stage play in the world will open up the Arvada Center’s 2014 season with plenty of mystery, dry humor and wit to go around. Agatha Christie’s classic “The Mousetrap” has been delighting audiences in London’s West End for 61 years, and will run at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Jan. 28 through Feb. 23. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Due to increased demand 1 p.m. matinees have been added on Thursday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20. “Agatha Christie is one of the most translated writers in the world and ‘The Mousetrap’ is one of the works that Christie-philes know best,” Pat Payne, director of the show said. According to Payne, “The Mousetrap” tells the story of a group of strangers stranded in a country inn during a snowstorm. There is a murder and a detective shows up to investigate the case, and as he does everyone comes under suspicion as secrets and past misdeeds are revealed. “I’ve directed other Agatha Christie plays, and I love her characters and stories,” Payne said. “There are lots of red herrings in the story and it really keeps the audiences guessing.” The ending is historically famous, as is the dedication the keeping that

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ending secret from people who haven’t seen the show. Payne said the theater is looking to maintain that secrecy and is hoping people who know the ending won’t spoil it for others. The cast is made up of some Arvada Center favorites as well as Kathleen Brady, a veteran of the Denver Center Theatre Company, who is making her debut at the center. “I’ve never done an Agatha show before, but I’m really enjoying it,” Brady said. “There is such a diverse number of characters and there aren’t a lot of similarities between them, which makes it interesting.” Brady plays Mrs. Boyle, who she describes as a woman who used to be wealthy, but is now having a hard time adjusting to the mannerisms and changes of the times. She’s not used to the way things are, Brady added, and is straight forward and honest about what she thinks. “I love grand dames who are a little step out of the times,” Brady said. Graham Ward, who was last seen at the center in “Around the World in 80 Days,” plays Detective Sergeant Trotter. Ward describes the detective as someone who is trying to put the case together but doesn’t quite take things are seriously as everyone else. “We don’t know much about him outside of the case,” Ward said. “All the other characters are trying to make transformations and get through things but he’s focused on solving the case.” Ward said one of the most challeng-

IF YOU GO WHAT: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: Jan. 28 to Feb. 23 Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1 p.m. Saturday - Sunday at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 - 1 p.m. COST: $38-$53 INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or www. arvadacenter.org

ing parts about Trotter is the cockney slang accent that occasionally slips out. For Payne, who is a very collaborative director, putting the show together has been a great process thanks to the people he is working with. “With a cast and crew who are so talented it makes things as a director very easy,” he said. “The design staff just comes in and creates — they are continually adding details to the set.” Payne, Brady and Ward said the show has something for everyone, and is a great whodunnit for mystery fans. “I think of it as dessert because it’s such a yummy piece of theater,” Payne said. “The mystery is fantastic — we sold you the whole seat, but you’re only going to need the edge of it.” For tickets and more information call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter.org.

Late-night talk show host David Letterman used his national forum to ask the question on many football fans’ minds when former football great, talk-show host and Fox-TV NFL analyst Michael Strahan guested on the show recently. “I’m so tired of people screaming, ‘Omaha’...,” Letterman told Strahan, referring to Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s favorite cue at the line of scrimmage. “Why does he do that?” “Because (he) likes the steaks,” Strahan said. Letterman also questioned why Manning moves around so much prior to the snap. “When he goes to the line he looks like he’s got another job,” the talk-show host said. “He looks like he’s working parttime at a gift card store picking out stuff, running around, ‘Oh my God,’ we’re out of ribbon.’ Then he comes back and takes the snap. Is he the first guy to be so darn busy at his second job as a quarterback?” “I don’t think anybody has made it look as difficult as Peyton,” Strahan said. “I’m still not buying all that is necessary. I think he says, ‘I’m doing all of this so kids at home think I’m cool.’ There’s no way, Dave, the other 10 guys on offense understand all that stuff. They’re not that smart.”

Fort Collins 4th drunkest city

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the drinking habits of residents in metropolitan areas based on their binge and heavy drinking rates. What city took the top spot on the drunkest cities list? Fargo, N.D. Have you been to Fargo? If so, you’ll totally understand this ranking because — especially in the winter when temperatures plunge to negative numbers that should never be seen by human beings — there’s nothing else to do. Here’s the complete list: 1. Fargo, N.D.; 2. Columbus, Neb.; 3. Missoula, Mont.; 4. Fort Collins; 5. Brookings, S.D.; 6. Milwaukee, Wis.; 7. Lawrence, Kan.; 8. Tallahassee, Fla.; 9. Bozeman, Mont.; 10. Lincoln, Neb. Read more at www.bustle.com/ articles/12130-38-million-americanshave-a-problem-with-alcohol-the10-drunkest-american-cities.

Sharpe to speak at fundraiser

Broncos former tight end and 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famer turned TV NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe will be the keynote speaker at The Journey, the Junior League of Denver’s fundraiser to support literacy efforts in the Denver metro area, on March 13. A lesser-known fact about Sharpe is his dedication to literacy and education. It wasn’t until his early teen years that he learned to read, guided by his grandmother’s influence. All proceeds support the Junior League of Denver’s focus, which is changing lives through literacy in the Denver metro area. The March 13 event starts at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.jld.org or call 303-692-0270.

Hitting the sweet spot

Sweet! Longmont-based Robin Chocolates (www.robinchocolates.com/), owned by Robin Autorino, has been named one

of the top 10 chocolate makers in North America for 2013 by “Dessert Professional,” the leading trade publication for chocolate, pastry, baking and ice cream professionals. “We are tremendously honored,” said Autorino, who founded Robin Chocolates in 2008. “Our passion is making bold, beautiful and delicious chocolates and pastries, and it is enormously satisfying to be recognized for our work.” Robin Chocolates is a family-run business where Autorino’s husband, Chris, handles the company’s artwork and website. “One rule I learned in the military is that precision counts,” she said. “If it doesn’t look perfect and taste great, I won’t sell it.” Readers and visitors to the shop at 600 S. Airport Road, Longmont, can mention the code #topchocolateshop for 5 percent off all orders through the end of January.

Heritage Square items on sale

After a 25-year run, Golden’s Heritage Square Music Hall closed Dec. 31 citing lack of funds to finance productions. Heritage Square is putting all of its contents — costumes, scenery, props, theater equipment, photo memory books and CDs — up for sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 23, 24 and 25. Call Jane at 303-434-1204 with questions or to set up an appointment for theater items, call Scott Koop at 303-2331198.

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When it rains alligators, snakes It rained so hard snakes and baby alligators came down with the deluge. In a Florida swamp on Dec. 28 I hunkered down under my umbrella on the wood walkway at Gatorland just south of Orlando. A gust of wind blew suddenly and ripped the umbrella right out of my hands and dumped it into the swamp water. An enormous green alligator with bubble eyes that looked almost human and a nose as long as my legs swam forward. He closed his mouth on my red yellow, and blue umbrella that I had brought all the way from Colorado. Rain pelted me, drenched my hair and droplets ran down my blouse. A worker came to the rescue with a long pole with a loop at the end and fished down in the murky water. The gator snapped at the loop. The worker knelt on the railing. “Don’t risk your life for my umbrella,” I said. Another worker held his belt loops as he even kneeled in the flimsy rope net attached to the railing “It’s a goner,” I said after the umbrella disappeared and the worker had fished down with his pole eight times. “Ye of little faith.” He plucked it out still completely open,the fabric intact, with all the metal pieces and spring still working.

“Unbelievable!” I said and thanked the workers. I held the umbrella over my head. I was,now protected from the rain, tho a little swamp water trickled down my back. The thick smell of humidity which had turned my hair into a giant mass of curls now fogged up my glasses. Later at the wild side barbecue restaurant ,my son, daughter, son in law grandkids and me ordered deep fried Alligator bites — delicious bites dipped in special Sauce. We ordered another plate. But I kept thinking about the big alligator that went after my umbrella. Was he going to come after me for savoring bites of his comrades? Besides this paper Mary Stobie is syndicated by Senior Wire. She enjoys hearing by email from readers at mry_jeanne@yahoo. com.

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Schafer was first elected to her House District 24 seat in 2008. Since winning her seat, Schafer has had a hand in legislation protecting kids from being bullied as school; requiring reporting of elder abuse and preventing women from being charged more than men for health insurance. She is also known as a business-friendly Democrat. Schafer, who is gay, was a co-sponsor of last year’s successful civil unions bill, a piece of legislation of which she is particularly proud. Schafer, who handily won her 2012 reelection bid, insists that politics had nothing to do with her decision, saying, “It would have been a fairly easy re-election for me.” “It’s such a privilege to work down here,” she said. “I’m going to miss it.”

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Annual Benefit Dinner The American Alpine Club will be holding their annual benefit dinner in celebration of the pioneers of Yosemite. This year’s keynote speaker will be climbing legend, Yvon Chouinard. The celebration will start on Friday, Feb. 7 at the American Mountaineering Center at 710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401 and with a climber’s gathering at Earth Treks Climbing Gym. The dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown hotel in Denver which will include live and silent auctions, awards and wine. For more information including tickets go to: americanalpineclub.org/p/2014-annualbenefit-dinner.

Jeffco Public Library supports early learning

Jeffco Public Library has partnered with TRIAD and Jeffco Human Services to support Jeffco’s Child Care Assistance Program and the Triad Early Childhood Council as they work to increase access to quality child care for infants and toddlers from families with low income. The library will present story time at licensed child-care centers and provide literacy materials to staff, parents and caregivers. Jeffco’s Child Care Assistance Program and Early Childhood Council were awarded $483,738.68 from the Colorado Department of Human Services to address the issue by providing child-care facilities with materials, resources and coaching to help support services.


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Fun twists in ‘Thicket’ “The Thicket” by Joe R. Lansdale 2013, Mulholland Books $26 / $29 Canada 352 pages You know who your friends are. They’re the ones who keep your secrets, or your car keys when you need them to. They’ll loan you five minutes or five dollars, tell you when your ideas are good and your breath is bad, and can be counted on, but never out. You’d like to think they’d even take a bullet for you but, as in the new novel, “The Thicket” by Joe R. Lansdale, you hope you’ll never have to know. It all started with the pox. Right after Jack Parker and his Grandpa finished burying Jack’s Ma and Pa, dead from the disease, Grandpa decided that Jack and his little sister, Lula, would be better off in Kansas City with their Aunt Tessle. And that might’ve been true – they’d never know because, while crossing the Sabine River, they were attacked by bandits and Lula was kidnapped. His Grandpa dead, his sister gone, 17-year-old Jack ended up in a nearby town where he hoped to find The Law but instead found a dead sheriff, a black boar hog with tusks, and a tall Negro man who was commencing to bury the aftermath of mob justice. The man introduced himself as Eustace, and told Jack that he was a tracker and could help him find the men that took Lula – but it wouldn’t come cheap and he wouldn’t do it unless they could “get

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that is “The Thicket.” Actually, scratch that. Don’t even try. Nobody does a modern-western novel like author Joe R. Lansdale. And that’s good because you won’t find any fully-stereotypical “western” characters in a Lansdale novel. You’ll find the gunslinger, a prostitute, and a man-boy who grows up fast, yes, but they don’t do things the way they do in other westerns. You’ll find them in shocking situations of cruelty and violence with rays of goodness and surprising playfulness, though, and it works. It works wonderfully. If you’re in the mood for something down-and-dirty but oh-so-enjoyable, here’s your book. Read “The Thicket” and then loan it out carefully. You know who your friends are ...

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Effort to repeal energy measure fizzles Law passed in 2013 increased mandates on rural electric providers By Vic Vela

vvela@coloradocommunitymedia.com Republican state lawmakers’ first effort this legislative session to undo key Democratic accomplishments from last year failed on Jan. 15. A Democrat-led Senate committee killed a measure that sought to repeal a law that increased renewable energy mandates that were placed on rural electric providers. Last year, the Legislature, through Senate Bill 252, mandated that rural electric associations generate 20 percent of their energy through renewable sources. That doubled the former standard of 10 percent.

The law has drawn the ire of Republicans, who argued that the legislation hurts business in rural parts of the state and will drive up energy costs. “Why are we continuing to have this bad bill on the books?,” said Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, who sponsored the repeal effort. “This bill rights a terrible wrong. The 20 percent target is common throughout much of Colorado, but supporters of Harvey’s bill testified that the new standard hurts rural parts of the state, in particular. They insist that the mandate will hurt rural economies, even though the law puts a 2 percent cap on energy rate hikes. Sean Conway, a Weld County commissioner, told the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee that the bill is unfair and that lawmakers should “hit the reset button” on the legislation. Conway was a leader behind a recent

movement by several counties to secede from the state, due in large part to last year’s passage of Senate Bill 252. “The 800-pound gorilla in this room is that rural-urban divide,” Conway said. But several testified against Harvey’s effort, saying that the new standards have expanded the renewable energy field in the state and has created new jobs. “What I heard overwhelmingly from the testimony today is that Senate Bill 252 has led to job creation,” said Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, a Democrat from Adams County and committee chairman. Ulibarri added that he “did not hear specifically from rural electric cooperatives their concerns on this bill.” As expected, the repeal effort failed on a 3-2 party line vote. The State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is known as the “kill committee” inside the Capitol, a place where certain bills proposed by the minority party are sent to die.

Earlier in the day, Harvey and other Senate Republicans held a press conference, where they blasted Democrats for sending a good number of their bills to the socalled kill committee. But the committee has been used in similar fashion by Republicans in the past. And Democrats insist that every bill will be considered appropriately. “There is no promise of outcome,” Ulibarri said. “There is a promise of a fair hearing.” The repeal bill’s defeat hardly spells the end of this issue. A Republican effort to reduce the energy mandate from 20 percent to 15 percent was introduced in the House the same day. This session, Republicans will also seek repeals or changes to other pieces of Democrat-sponsored laws that were enacted last year, such as gun-control legislation and election reform.

jEffco school notEs Deer Creek Expansion The Jeffco Board of Education voted to expand the STEM program at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, at a regular business meeting, Jan. 16. The expansion will create a sixth-grade option at Deer Creek and expand the STEM program to CHOICE students in the 2014-2015 school year.

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The Jeffco Board of Education heard a presentation from teachers, principals, and staff regarding the proposed data-center site, Classroom Dashboard, at its Jan. 16 meeting. The program will serve as a data collection, analysis, and information center for teachers, parents, students and staff to use and evaluate a variety of programs, tactics, and solutions in the classroom. The first interest meeting will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in room 4E the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden.

Jefferson County named largest School District

The Colorado Department of Education released

the 2013-2014 enrollment figures for the state, showing Jefferson County as the largest district in the state, with 82,942 kindergarten through 12 grade students. Jeffco currently enrolls 13.8 percent, or 85,983 Colorado’s preschool — 12-grade students in 155 schools.

Hero Awards The Jeffco Schools Foundation honored a group of six Jeffco teachers and graduating students at the annual Hero Awards, Jan. 15. Recipients Kathleen Pyrc, Jose Alberto Martinez III, Mark Leon, Joel Chairez, John Braselton, Kyle Manley, were honored for their leadership qualities and the professionalism, passion and service shown through their day to day activities at their school and within their community. The Hero Awards is a decade-old tradition that honors Jeffco students and teachers who have inspired their community and demonstrated service to the school or district. Student winners received a two-year scholarship to Red Rocks Community College, $2,000 in cash scholarships to be used towards post-secondary education or training. Teachers received classroom grants, professional development opportunities among other prizes.

Making time for gratitude Teaching children to be appreciative of others is a goal for many families. But in the midst of activity and abundance, we often miss the opportunity to instill this important value. Helping our children learn to value attention and gifts from others is a big task. It takes time and effort. To develop this awareness, parents and caregivers need first to lead by being good models. Then as children’s first teachers, we can do things to encourage little ones to foster a sense of gratitude and practice the art of being aware of others, feelings. For more see grandparentsteachtoo.org and Learning Through the Seasons podcasts and YouTube videos.

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What to do: Learning to be appreciative, say “thank you”, “ I’m sorry “, or to give a compliment can develop naturally over time as young children listen to the conversations of others. By making the effort to explain why you are saying these things and by coaching kids to remember to respond politely,

you are helping foster awareness of feelings and a habit of kindness. You might do a little role-playing as you talk with children. Many young children need some practice with you to counter the natural inclination to ask for more and more or to ignore or make hurtful statements about something they don’t like. This situation is a perfect time to reflect about feelings, and to think about words or actions that make others feel appreciated. Often a quick phone call, FaceTime, or Skype “thank you” or “sorry” message is welcomed by relatives, especially grandparents. While a verbal “thank you” or “please” is a good first step, many people are happy to receive a little card or note from children. Again, guidance from an adult and sharing ideas is so important.

In a quiet moment help children think about a special gift item or perhaps a gift of time or attention. Make it a little project to write or draw a picture on a postcard, address it, and send it off to the gift giver. Some children enjoy cutting pictures from old cards and pasting them on blank folded white or construction paper. Very young children can draw and decorate, dictate a simple sentence, and print their name. This activity works well for invitations, get well cards, and thank you notes.

What else can we do? If you have a computer and use e-mail, help children spell out a message. Share some books about feelings and talk together about being thankful. How can we help others to feel appreciated and happy? Ask your librarian for suggestions or check out “Lots of Feelings” (Rotner), “Feelings” (Aliki), and “The Thankful Book” (Parr). Esther Macalady is a former teacher, lives in Golden and participates in the Grandparents Teach Too writing group.

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No. 1 A-West wins in deep field Best teams in the state featured at Wildcats’ tourney By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@coloradocommunitymedia. com ARVADA - In what could be a prequel to the state tournament the state’s No. 1 5A team Arvada West lived up to its reputation and won the Arvada West Invitational Saturday at A-West High School. The Wildcats with a 193.5 team score defeated all four of the other top five ranked teams in the state, as well as several other top ten 5A teams in Colorado. Thompson Valley (the No. 2 ranked 4A team in the state) finished second with a team score of 179, Rocky Mountain finished third with 150.5 team points, Cherry Creek finished fourth with 105.5 team points and Coronado finished fifth with 98 team points. Last year’s 5A state team champions Pomona finished tied for seventh with Chaparral with 82 points and Bear Creek finished tied with Central Grand Junction with 51 points. But it was A-West that stole the show in its own tournament as they recorded three individual titles to hold off Thompson Valley. Arvada West junior Payton Tawater at 145-pounds, Tony Silva-Bussey at 170-pounds and junior Devin Rothrock 195-pounds were all individual tournament champs. In addition, the Wildcats had six other wrestlers finish in the top four. “We think we have taken that next step as a program but it is tournaments like these that you have to come out here and prove it,” Arvada West coach Ron Garnieri said. Bear Creek as a team might have finished outside of the top ten but they might have the best pound-for-pound wrestler in Colorado in senior PT Garcia. The two-time state champion showed off during his title match at 132-pound

Bloodied Steven Martinez gets some help mid-match from his coach Steve Burdick during Saturday’s A-West Invitational Tournament. Photo by Dan Williams quickly pinning Greeley West senior Adrian Delacruz at 1:20. “PT was really good throughout this tournament,” Bear Creek coach Steve Burdick said. “But I am also happy with the way our entire team performed against some of the best teams out there.” Also, Pomona senior Josh Rosales outlasted Bear Creek’s Jaysen Yakobson and won a 9-5 decision in the 120 title match between two of Jeffco’s best. And Rocky Mountain’s Dan Macoubrie beat Pomona’s Daniel Chavez 7-0 in a decision.

Final Team ResulTs 1) Arvada West 193.5 2) Thompson Valley 179 3) Rocky Mountain 150.5 4) Cherry Creek 105.5 5) Coronado 98 6) Ponderosa 91.5 T-7) Chaparral 82 T-7) Pomona 82

9) Grand Junction 62 10) Greeley West 61.5 T-11) Bear Creek 51 T-11) Central Grand Junction 51 T-13) Grandview 43 T-13) Legacy 43 15) Fountain-Fort Carson 42 16) Brighton 32

mustangs hold off Grandview, rest of Jeffco By Daniel Williams

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Arvada West’s Dakota Hamilton goes air borne off the diving board during Saturday’s Jeffco Invitational at Meyer’s Pool. Photo by Dan Williams

ARVADA - Ralston Valley girls swimming narrowly beat Grandview 310 to 309 to win the Jeffco Invitational Saturday at Meyer’s Pool. The Mustangs beat Grandview and 23 other schools including two of the elite 4A teams in the state in Jeffco’s Evergreen and D’Evelyn. Evergreen finished third overall and as the top 4A team with 302 total points and six other Jeffco teams finished in the top 11 including D’Evelyn in sixth place with 162 points and Lakewood in eighth with 121 points. But Ralston Valley did just enough to win the invitational by winning seven of the 12 events, with two Mustangs winning two individual events each. Senior Erin Metzger-Seymour won two events winning the 100 Fly (00:55.71) and the 200 Free (01:51.76), and senior Madeline Myers won both the 200 Individual Medley (02:02.94) and 500 Free (04:56.22). In addition, both seniors were on the winning 200 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay teams. Also, Ralston Valley’s Mackenzie Atencio won the 100 Breast at 01:06.68. Arvada West senior Morgan McCormick won the 100 Back in

00:55.78 narrowly beating Pomona’s Lauren Sale and Golden’s Sarina Sabadeanu. McCormick also took second in the 200 Individual Medley. Valor Christian, which will rejoin 4A Jeffco next season, had a pair of wins when sophomore Brooke Stenstrom won the 100 Free in 00:53.14. The Eagles also won the 200 Free Relay. Thompson Valley’s Eryn Eddy won the 50 Free in 00:24.90. Chatfield junior Averly Hobbs was the best diver at the invitational recording 452.40 points and beating out a pair from Evergreen who finished second and third. Lakewood had a strong showing as a team that included freshman Rebecca Sterling making it to the finals in two events where she recorded personal best times in both the 100 Fly and 100 Free. Golden finished in 11th as a team with 73 points and Wheat Ridge finished 15th as a team with 36 points. Top Ten Team Points Totals: 1) Ralston Valley 310 2) Grandview 309 3) Evergreen 302 4) Thompson Valley 226 5) Valor Christian 180 6) D’Evelyn 162 7) Chatfield 155 8) Lakewood 121 9) Pomona 102 10) Arvada West 77


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LAKEWOOD - Both teams had players with huge individual efforts but Arvada was beaten by Alameda 56-54 Friday at Alameda High School. Senior Kelly Lehnerz recorded a triple-double (24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks) and was two steals shy of a quadruple-double but her Bulldogs still fell to the Pirates, who had their own huge night from sophomore Preshus Nash. Nash scored 27 points and seven rebounds, and junior Alejandra Pena had 12 points and seven blocks, and the pair spurred on a fourth quarter comeback where Alameda outscored Arvada 19-12 to secure the league victory. The Pirates (1-9, 1-3) will host Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs (3-9, 0-4) will host D’Evelyn Friday at 7 p.m.

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Green Mountain used an early lead to hold off a Golden in a 42-38 victory Friday at Golden High School. Senior Kelli Van Tassel scored 14 points and sophomore Hannah Hank scored 10 points in the Rams’ win. Golden could not dig itself out of a 23-14 first half hole despite a strong second half rally. The Demons missed the chance at stealing a marquee win. Golden (6-7, 2-2 in 4A Jeffco) will play at Evergreen Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Green Mountain (11-2, 4-0 in 4A Jeffco) is red hot with nine straight wins. The team will play Friday at Alameda at 7 p.m.

Gray’s 22 rebounds guides Bears Bear Creek found its early season form and used it to beat Pomona 5444 Thursday at Pomona High School. The Bears had three players score at least 16 points including junior Brett Johnson’s 16 points and senior Amber Gray’s 16 points. But it was Gray’s 22 rebounds that stole the show and powered her Bears’ teammates. Pomona junior Alexa Zarlengo had 13 points and 12 rebounds but

the Panthers could never close the 28-18 gap Bear Creek created in the first half. Pomona (5-7, 2-5 in 5A Jeffco) has now lost four straight games after winning four of five games in December. The Panthers will host Standley Lake Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bear Creek (7-6, 3-4) opened the season with four straight wins but has struggled late dropping four of five games this month before their win over Pomona. The Bears will host Standley Lake Friday at 7 p.m. Mustangs manage huge league win It took overtime but Ralston Valley hung on to beat Dakota Ridge 57-56 Saturday at Dakota Ridge High School. Freshman Ashley Van Sickle scored a game-high 20 points and senior Chantal Jacobs 15 points for the Mustangs, who survived a slugfest with the Eagles. The victory for Ralston Valley keeps them in hot pursuit of Lakewood (7-0 in 5A Jeffco this season) for a league title. But they still have some work to do as the Mustangs (10-3, 6-1 in 5A Jeffco) will play at Lakewood on Jan. 31 in a game that could be for a league title.

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Golden 54, Green Mountain 45 Ryan Blodgett recorded a double double against Green Mountain scoring 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Ryan Thistlewood scored 13 points and had three rebounds. Cole Greff had eight rebounds in the game. Golden 52, Conifer 41 Rory MacCallum scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for a double double against Conifer. Cole Greff scored 12 points and seven rebounds. Cole Harris had six rebounds on the day.

Girls basketball

Golden 54, Conifer 39 Golden girls took advantage of their 21-17 halftime lead by scoring 14 more points in the third quarter and a game-high 19 points in the fourth. The Demons kept Conifer to a low four points in the third and six points in the first. Conifer tried rallying back in the fourth scoring 18 points, but Golden captured the 54-39 win.

WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball Wheat Ridge 57, Conifer 46 With 14 points and 11 rebounds, Xavier Dreiling secured a double double against Conifer to help his team to a 57-46 win. Stefan Hackethal scored 14 points and Nicco Young had eight points. Both Garcia Deigo and Willie Harris grabbed five re-

bounds.

UPCOMING GAMES Boys basketball FRIDAY 7 p.m. - Golden vs. Wheat Ridge MONDAY 7 p.m. - Wheat Ridge @ Lincoln WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. - Golden @ Evergreen 7 p.m. - Wheat Ridge vs. Alameda

Girls basketball FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. - Golden vs. Wheat Ridge WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - Golden @ Evergreen


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T’ai CHi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Part 1, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14 to March 4.

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 arvadarunningclub@gmail.com or ltkrapes@msn.com.

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LifeTree Cafe What happens to religious faith when hard times come will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?” features the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, life-threatening illness. Participants will discuss what happens to faith in the face of disappointment and disaster. 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 pwegner@ peacelutheran.net. Tuesday/Jan. 28 ProJeCT review Jefferson County residents and visitors

enjoy thousands of acres of land saved from development and preserved for future generations. The Jefferson County League of Women Voters was instrumental in bringing about this preservation by helping establish the Open Space Project in 1972. The Jeffco LWV has been working to document the actions that forged Jefferson County’s Open Space funding and policy. Results of the Jefferson County League of Women Voters Open Space Legacy Project will be reviewed at a meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at Sportlline, 6543 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The public is welcome. Visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

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THursday/Jan. 30 sLavery Program Join Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Slavery by Another Name: The ReEnslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Tivoli Student Union, Turnhalle, Denver.

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ComPuTer CLasses Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. One-on-one personal training is also available. Call 303-425-9583 for times and fees. 

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aromaTHeraPy, 6-7:30 p.m. last Wednesday, (Aromatherapy I: Intro to Natural Plant Oils, Jan. 29); Aromatherapy II: Power of Plants for Emotional Balance, Feb. 26); Aromatherapy III: Sacred Scents & Essential Oils (March 26); Aromatherapy IV: Herbal Infused Honey (April 30). CHaos To CaLm : A Mindfulness Course, a series of

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fitness and dance classes at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., including seated or standing classes in yoga, tai chi, and Zumba, as well as stretching, weight room, and much more. Call the center at 303-425-9583 or pick up your activities guide for details.  Many classes are free or discounted for SilverSneakers.

ConCordia LuTHeran Choir invites you to come and sing at Concordia’s worship 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

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 Info@OurConnection.org or call 303-438-6783.

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 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 www.DrLorieGose.com, or contact 303-500-2340 or Lorie@DrLorieGose.com.

Coming soon Coming soon/Jan. 31 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. Coming soon/Jan. 31 CHiLi suPPer The Golden Lions Club plans its annual chili supper from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at First United Methodist Church, 15th and Jackson streets, Golden. A minimum donation is requested to fund the Lions’ work in the sight and vision area. A bake sale also will be included, featuring baked goods prepared by the Lions’ wives. Remember to bring your old, unused eyeglasses to recycle through the Lions Sight Program. Tickets available from any Golden Lions member, or at the door. Coming soon/Jan. 31 sKiLLs CHaLLenge Boys and girls ages 7-14 are invited to participate in the free Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge on Friday, Jan. 31, at Carmody Recreation Center, 2200 S. Kipling St., Lake-

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Coming soon/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 www.rmqm.org. Coming soon/Jan. 31 To marCH 9 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 www.minersalley.com. Coming soon/Jan. 31 famiLy ConCerT Congregation Beth Evergreen presents a family concert featuring Grammy-nominated children’s musician Justin Roberts from 5-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Tickets are available at the door. Coming soon/feb. 1 suPPLy donaTions The Lakewood Arts Council requests donations of used and new art supplies for its annual Art Supply Sale. Deliver supplies from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at the gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood. Call 303 980-0625 or go to www.lakewoodartscouncil.org. Coming soon/feb. 1 movie sHowing “Sing Your Song” is showing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. The movie is about entertainer Harry Belafonte’s significant yet little known contribution to social justice and civil rights. Free. Coming soon/saTurday/feb. 1 fasHion sHow The Hiwan Homestead Museum and Monarch Productions present The Corset-Out Fashion Show at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. The show is presented by fashion expert Shereen Johnston, of Woodland Park, and produced by Monarch Productions, of Lakewood. Tickets include refreshments. Seating in The Timbervale Barn, 4132 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, is limited. For information and tickets, contact Meghan Vickers at 720-497-7650. For show information and to volunteer, contact Lee Michels at 303-975-1151. Show benefits the Jefferson County Historical Society.

SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 20, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Although you’re getting kudos and other positive reactions to your suggestions, don’t let the cheers drown out some valid criticisms. Better to deal with them now than later. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Following your keen Bovine intuition pays off, as you not only reassess the suggestions some people are putting in front of you, but also their agendas for doing so. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) You continue on a highenthusiasm cycle as that new project you’ve assumed takes shape. You’re also buoyed by the anticipation of receiving some good news about a personal matter.

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GALLERY OF GAMES

CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Your eagerness to immerse yourself in your new assignment is understandable. But be careful that you don’t forget to take care of that pressing personal situation as well. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) This is a good time to learn a new skill that could give a clever Cat an edge in the upcoming competition for workplace opportunities. Enjoy the arts this weekend with someone special. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) You could risk creating an impasse if you insist on expecting more from others than they’re prepared to give. Showing flexibility in what you’ll accept could prevent a stalemate. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Although you can weigh all factors of a dispute to find an agreeable solution for others, you might need the skilled input of someone you trust to help you deal with an ongoing situation of your own. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) The good news is that your brief period of self-doubt turns into a positive “I can do anything” attitude. The better news is that you’ll soon be able to prove it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) This is a good time for Sagittarians to start making travel plans while you still can select from a wide menu of choices and deals, and not be forced to settle for leftovers. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed Goat, you won’t allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Don’t be surprised by who asks to go along with you. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Let your head dominate your heart as you consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friend’s co-signer or otherwise act as his or her backup in a financial matter. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Prioritize: Resolve to close the door and let your voicemail take your phone calls while you finish up a task before the end-of-week deadline. Then go out and enjoy a fun-filled weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your capacity for care and compassion helps to bring comfort to others. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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dog house for the rest of the year. A good way to keep that from happening is to go out for a nice romantic dinner at a special place and here in Golden you might want to consider heading to the Bridgewater Grill in the Golden Hotel. They have really put together a special gourmet package with all the trimmings that is sure to spark those flames of love and create a special and memorable

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the Colorado Cowboy Gathering said. “The only music that we really have that is American is the old west music that came from the Appalachians; those old Scottish, Irish and English drovers brought those tunes and turned them into what we have now.” Bob Bovee took center stage as the first

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Titled “The Pious Queen” the tripled distilled vodka provides a smooth sensation to the palette with a hint of sweet agave that isn’t overpowering. There is also a 90 proof Reposado that was aged in Smiley’s signature oak barrels for two months. The result is a strong bour-

evening. They will be offering a four-course dinner that includes an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée and dessert. The special menu includes Kumomoto Oyster Rum Shooter with Mint-Lime Sorbet, Local Cheese Board with Seasonal Accompaniments, Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Spice Crème Fresh, Roasted Beet Salad with Ginger Roasted Beets, Mache, Ash Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. The entrees and accompaniments will feature your choice of Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish, Asiago Mashed Pota-

toes, Grilled Asparagus, Béarnaise Sauce or Chicken Wellington with Puff Pastry, Mushroom Duxell, Delmonico Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, Saffron Bur Blanc as well as Pan Seared Salmon with Citrus Risotto, Sautéed Green Beans, VanillaPomegranate Glaze. Desserts will be a Chocolate Tart with Grand Marnier, Macerated Strawberries and Minted Chantilly Cream. The price for the dinner alone will be $95 per couple and you can add a wine tasting to the dinner for an additional $30 or a wine pairing for $50. You can also get a package deal with a room for $250.

There will be live jazz there as well featuring the Dave Powers Trio. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 303-279-2010. For more information visit www.brigdgewatergrill. com. Now, don’t forget the flowers and you are good to go!

act who sang with the traditional howl and wail pitch of a true cowboy while he fiddled his guitar. Group acts such as New West and Liz Masterson performed as well with artists such as Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout providing a few heartfelt homages to wrangling and old songs from the early 1900s. But the highlights of the variety show came from the poets who recited some funny tales about cowboy life. “We have the best poets in America here,” Jon Chandler, singer and MC for the

variety show said. Yvonne Hollenbeck and Jeff Hildebrandt performed side-splitting verse and rhyme that complemented the variety show’s ode to American cowboy heritage. “This is my first time here because our friend said this is something you have to experience at least once,” Pat Wynne of Denver said. “I love the music; it’s a whole new perspective.” The variety show was followed by an authentic chuck wagon lunch with the cookout set up right in the parking lot at the

American Mountaineering Center. “We get very, very, attached to these artists because we’re allowed to meet them in an intimate setting and where can you do that?” MacDougall, volunteer coordinator said. “The intimacy of being close to the artists; they love it and we love it.” Access to recordings from musicians and poets listed in this article can be just as easily shared by using any online search engine. For a full list of performers go to: www.coloradocowboygathering.com.

bon flavor that maintains a sophisticated taste that is sure to please any whiskey fan. His distillery is gaining recognition with two restaurants in Denver who have picked up his spirits; Lola Mexican Restaurant located in the highlands and Lime located at the Denver Pavilions. Last week, Smiley’s distributor was working with Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Applejack Wine and Spirits and Littleton’s mega-liquor store Tipsy’s Liquor World to hopefully place State 38’s line on the shelves.

“About 99 percent of sales come from the tasting room,” Smiley said who had a grand opening of his distillery two months ago. A room that is complete with a bar, it is reminiscent of 1876 Colorado when it entered the Union as the 38th state. The wooden floors are flanked with leftover pine beetle kill and authentic furniture from the era brings the room together with press tin tiles that makeup the ceiling. His labels on the fine crafted spirits mimic seared playing cards that was a fa-

vorite past time for miners in the Wild West, he said. “I’m a Colorado native and so when I built the brand it was important for me to show my love for this state and I figured I would take the opportunity to highlight the inaugural year of the state,” he said. Tasting parties as well as purchasing of State 38’s lineup is available. For more information visit the State 38 website, www. state-38.com.

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 multimedia production. Contact him, jaimaging@aol.com

Government Legals Public Notice No. 2013-069 * 2009-01848 NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE AND OF APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S DEED To Every Person in Actual Possession of Occupancy of the hereinafter Described Land, Lot or Premises, and to the Person in Whose name the same was Taxed or Specially Assessed, and to all Persons having an Interest or Title of Record in or to the said Premises and, To Whom It May Concern, and more espe-

cially to: Blue Ridge Development Limited a Limited Partnership c/o Jefferson County Treasurer 100 Jefferson County Parkway Suite 2520 Golden, CO 80419 Blue Ridge Development Limited a Limited Partnership c/o James Fildey 14121 Broadway Circle Littleton CO 80127-9713; LEGAL: (SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION)

You and each of you are hereby notified that on the 21st day of October, A.D. 2010 the then county Treasurer of the County of Jefferson and State of Colorado, sold at public sale to Jefferson County assignor of Carl William Larson applicant, who have made demand for a Treasurer’s Deed, the following described real estate, situate in the County of Jefferson, State of Colorado, to wit (SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION) That said tax sale was made to satisfy the delinquent 2009 taxes assessed against

said real estate for the year 2009; that said real estate was taxed in the name of Blue Ridge Development Limited that the statutory period of redemption expired October 21, A.D. 2013 that the same has not been redeemed; that said property may be redeemed at any time before a Tax Deed is issued; that a Tax Deed will be issued to the said Carl William Larson lawful holders of said certificate, on the 8th day of May at 5:00 o’clock P.M., A.D. 2014, unless the same has been redeemed on or before 5:00 P.M. of said date.

WITNESS my hand and seal this 23rd day of December A.D. 2013. Tim Kauffman County Treasurer of Jefferson County Legal Notice No.: 21609 First Publication January 09, 2014 Final Publication January 23, 2014 Publisher: The Golden Transcript

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PLEASE HELP OUR FAMILY FIND OUR FAMILY PET HE IS A 7 YEAR OLD MALE YORKIE. HE ESCAPED FROM OUR BACKYARD the area of 117th & Holly in Thornton, HE ISN'T AN OUTSIDE DOG. WE ALLOWED HIM PLAY TIME SINCE IT WAS A NICE DAY AND IT NO TIME HE FOUND WAY OUT, HIS TAGS WERE HANGING ON THE FENCE, SO HE HAS NO TAGS. HE ISN'T GROOMED SO HE IS LONG HAIR MESSY LOOKING LIKE A BLACK/TAN/GRAY FEATHER DUSTER. HE IS FRIENDLY, BUT NEEDS MEDICATIONS FOR SEIZURES AND INJECTIONS FOR OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS, NEEDS SPECIAL PRESCRIPTION DOG FOOD OR COULD CAUSE SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION. OUR FAMILY BROKEN HEARTED MISSING OUR FAMILY MEMBER. WE ARE OFFERING $200 REWARD NO QUESTIONS ASKED. WE ARE SURE SOMEONE TOOK HIM TO KEEP HIM SAFE. SIZE IS NOT TEA CUP BUT SMALL 4-5 POUNDS ABOUT 7 INCHES TALL AND 12 INCHES 303-704-5801

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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 saviohouse.org. Instructional Specialist for Arapahoe Community College (Littleton, CO). Dvlp instructional material incorporating current technology. Reqs: Master's deg. in Instructional Dsgn. 6 mos. exp. See full details at: www.arapahoe.edu/about-acc/ job-opportunities. Mail resume to Theresa Bryant, Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160.

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PLEASE SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO: Mail: Attn: E-mail:

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Castle Pines North Metro District is a special district that was established in 1984. The Metro District provides water, wastewater and storm water services and oversees the District-owned parks, trails and open spaces within the community. The Metro District currently serves the Castle Pines North population of nearly 10,000, and has more than 3,200 residential and business customers. Website: www.cpnmd.org

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