April 10, 2014
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Golden Hills mixed in with neighborhood plan By Amy Woodward
Tim Sandsmark, director of Lookout Mountain Ranger Center, demonstrates water drainage to Brownie Girl Scout Troop 4451 of Littleton, at Apex Park on Monday, March 31. Troop 4451 brought 180 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to Apex volunteers that will be handed out during flood recovery efforts during the spring and summer. After the demonstration, the troop was given a tour of the flood damage around Apex. To the right of Sandsmark is Shyanne Augenstien, 6; Zoe Nash, 7; and Audrey Birkey, 8. Photo by Amy Woodward
City of Golden planning staff is striving to work with community members of the Golden Hills/Golden Heights neighborhoods in order to create a comprehensive neighborhood plan that will hopefully meet the needs of property owners. In a second public outreach meeting at the Jeffco Fairgrounds on Monday, March 31, planning staff addressed concerns from previous meetings which were divided into three areas including code enforcement, traffic and bicycle concerns, and parks and recreation. “We can’t address every issue they have but we want to be able to do as much as we can,” Rick Muriby, planning manager for the city of Golden said. “We and city council in particular want to make sure they are heard just as much as any citizen in Golden.” Maps, traffic counts and other data were on display along with assigned city staff representatives to answer questions and speak with residents of Golden Hills, which is tucked away past the
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Finishing the race Runner raising money for charity while chasing her dream By Amy Woodward
awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Gina Chupka of Golden set a goal for herself four years ago, to run in all 50 states with a huge finish in her home state of Massachusetts. She signed up with the 50 State Marathon Club and by April 15, 2013, after three years, Chupka had about a half mile to complete at the Boston Marathon which would make her goal a success. “That was probably the scariest minutes of my life,” Chupka said. But she wasn’t referring to the anticipated finish of her 50 state run initiative. Instead, Chupka recollects the historical turn of events which prevented her from finishing her run and sending her into a panic as she tried to reach her family who were waiting for her at the finish line. The bombings at the Boston Marathon left three people dead and injured over 170 onlookers and athletes. Fortunately for Chupka’s family, who were near the second bombing, they made it through unharmed. As thankful as Chupka is that her famPOSTAL ADDRESS
ily was untouched, she was a little “perturbed” that she was unable to finish. She registered and booked a flight to the next run scheduled in Massachusetts, determined to finish her 50 state run. “I was running the marathon and at about mile 16 or 17, I’m like, what am I doing this for?” Chupka said. She stopped before the finish line, walked around it, and told her mom, “I’m going to finish this in Boston.” This year, Chupka was given an invitation to return to the Boston Marathon to complete what she started. But it hasn’t always been about finishing her run; she is also running again for charity under the Joe Andruzzi Foundation which raises money for cancer patients and their families. The nonprofit was started by former New England Patriots offensive guard Joe Andruzzi, who won three Super Bowls and is a cancer survivor. “I wanted to absolutely run for them again, no question,” Chupka said. It isn’t so much about the foundation’s financial support to cancer patients that stuck out to her, she said, although the marathon team has raised $300,000 toward the foundation but rather the emotional support that Andruzzi gives to patients by visiting them personally. “Joe going to visit patients, that’s just uplifting them to work on cancer and fight for their life,” she said. “I just thought that was really, really, amazing.”
In 2012, Gina Chupka stood with Keith Wood, left, the oldest competitor in Boston at the age of 84. Chupka will complete her run at the 2014 Boston Marathon after it was disrupted by explosions at the finish line in 2013. Courtesy photo There are a total of 47 participants for “Team JAF” and Chupka is one of 12 runners who received a deferment bib, number 32408. “Our goal for the 2014 marathon is to finish what we started last year,” Joe Andruzzi, foundation president said in a press release. “To run in honor for those who cannot, those who were not able to finish last year, those significantly impacted by the tragic bombings and the first responders
by their sides, and for cancer patients and their families throughout the region who so desperately need assistance,” he said. Once Chupka crosses the finish line at the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21 her completion of her 50 state run will be official. “It was a huge goal I set for myself that I stuck with,” Chupka said. “I’m definitely excited to get it done.”
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Oil and gas health impact study clears panel Bill and bill’s price tag expand during committee talks
The final reports would then be presented to Legislators and would be made available through the CDPHE’s website. Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, told the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee on April 1 that she is not “targeting” oil and gas companies. Ginal acknowledged that those companies provide economic benefits to the state. “But health is a quality of life
By Vic Vela vvela@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The potential health impacts of oil and gas operations among Front Range residents will be studied, under a bill that is making its way through the Legislature. But increased costs to the legislation that were added during a recent House committee hearing left the bill sponsor worried that the effort might not get funded. House Bill 1297 would require the state to study the impacts that oil and gas operations may have on a person’s Report health and quality of life. The three-year study would focus on residents living in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties. Those counties include cities that have placed limits on fracking — the mixing of water, sand and chemicals that are blasted deep into the surface to crack porous rock to free up blocked oil and gas. So far, five Colorado cities and more than 100 municipalities across the nation have either placed bans or other limits on the practice. The bill would require the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to review scientific literature regarding the health impacts of oil and gas operations, and would then conduct a health survey of randomly selected Front Range residents. If the findings warrant further research, a secondtiered part of the study would kick in, which could involve the review of medical records.
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enact bans and moratoriums and fear should not be the motivation in this case.” The committee’s vote to move forward with the study fell on party lines. Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial, said that communities are already working together to deal with fracking without the state’s involvement. Swalm cited an agreement between Arapahoe County and the oil and gas industry, which would allow companies to expedite fracking applications if they exceed state standards. “Arapahoe County has come to a good understanding of how to address this approach,” Swalm said. “The elected officials out there worked hard to come to that.” Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, said he didn’t want to see a state-sponsored study that he thinks would slant toward the viewpoint of fracking opponents. McNulty said that the oil and gas industry is already being watched in a way that protects the public. “A well-regulated industry does not pose public health threats to our citizens,” he said. The bill passed the committee, but came out of it more expensive than when it arrived. The original bill would have focused only on the oil and gas-related health impacts to those who live in the counties of Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld. However, against Ginal’s wishes, the committee amended the study to include Arapahoe County and the City and County of Broomfield. That expects to add an additional $200,000 to the legislation, bringing the bill’s cost to about $700,000. Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge said she was concerned that the added cost could be “a game changer” when it goes before the House Appropriations Committee for funding consideration. “I am supporting the bill, but I am concerned about adding the extra cost,” Schafer said. “My county and other counties care very much about this issue, but let’s start with a small, controlled study and, in a future year, we can expand on it.”
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Donating spreads impact Goodwill Industries of Denver launch Arvada’s second retail location By Crystal Anderson
canderson@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Goodwill will open its second retail store April 12 in west Arvada, expanding the organization’s impact throughout the Arvada community. “We have had the opportunity to work closely with the Goodwill team and have been extremely impressed by their community driven initiatives and willingness to become a true community partner in Arvada,” Kami Welch, president of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce said. The store, opening at 6350 McIntyre Parkway, will be the chain’s 26th retail location in the Denver-metro area and one of three new locations opening in 2014. The location will provide around 20,000 square feet of retail space, encompass a drivethrough donation drop-off point, and employ 25 people. According to Vanessa Clark, a spokesper-
son for Goodwill, after seeing the growth of Arvada and the success of the donations and sales at the Lake Arbor location, 7547 W. 80th Ave., it was What: Goodwill Grand apparent the Opening Celebration western Arvada When: Saturday, April 12 location was a Where: 6340 McIntyre good fit for the Parkway Time: Ribbon Cutting organization. Ceremony - 7:45 a.m. “As Goodwill Store opening - 8 a.m. has grown, so Regular Business too has Arvada,” hours: Monday - Saturday: she said. “That 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 area is expanda.m. - 6 p.m. ing and growing, and there’s a lot of growth with families and neighborhoods in that area; it was just a good fit for us,” Clark said. The organization, which seeks to have positive impacts on the communities they’re in, uses new retail stores as a way to fund programs such as education, community employment and career development programs. Proceeds from the donations of gently-used clothing, accessories, entertainment and household goods help
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Arvada’s second retail Goodwill location, 6340 McIntyre St., will open with a grand opening celebration, Saturday, April 10. Photo by Crystal Anderson fund these programs, which help provide resources for more than 19,000 Colorado residents in need. “Our goal whenever we open new stores is that we have a positive impact on the community,” Clark said. “If we expand our retail presence, then we can expand the impact we have on our community.” To celebrate the store’s opening, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, a majority of the
items at that location will be 50 percent off, and additional entertainment, refreshments, activities and prize giveaways will be offered. The location is currently accepting donations daily, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., until the grand opening. Following the opening, the store will accept donations during regular business hours. For more information, visit www.goodwilldenver.org.
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Jeffco Public Health honored its 2013 Public Health Champions of the Year during an award ceremony on April 3 at the Jeffco Administration and Courts building. This year’s recipients were recognized for their work which helped make the county more healthy through various projects. Pictured above; back row Commissioner Casey Tighe, Commissioner Donald Rosier, Commissioner Faye Griffin; front row, Michael McLoughlin, Dr. Lorrie Odom, Bonnie McNulty (speaker), Cynthia Vitale, Nancy Murray, Wilma Jones. Courtesy photo by Jeffco Public Health
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Choosing the Right Lender Can Be As Important As Choosing the Right Realtor By JIM SMITH, Realtor ®
ahead of his own compensation. You may think that interest rates are pretty uniform, but loan officers earn different commissions based on what interest rate and what loan product you select. This was one of the reasons for the housing crisis in 2008, because a loan officer could earn much more if he or she put you in a subprime loan even if you qualified for a conventional loan. Many of those loan officers have changed professions by now. Nevertheless, it’s a good practice to have one loan officer evaluate the product and rate you have been offered by another loan officer. I don’t have one loan officer I recommend. Instead, I have a stable of loan officers from which to choose based on your particular need or scenario. One is particularly good at improving credit scores to help a marginal borrower qualify for a mortgage. Some specialize in first-time home buyers…
Unless you’re an investor, you probably don’t have a lot of experience with multiple lenders (or real estate agents) to guide you in selecting the lender who can serve you best. I recommend that you choose your Realtor first (and not an agent who is a non-Realtor) and get a referral of the best lender for your particular situation. Make sure it’s an agent who has done a lot of transactions, so he or she has had the opportunity to observe and evaluate multiple lenders. Here is some of the advice I give to buyers. If they have already selected a lender — perhaps one they have used before, or a bank with which they have an existing relationship — I recommend that they talk to a mortgage broker so that they get the best possible deal. How loan officers are compensated is a complicated business, and you need to be sure that the Read the rest of this column online at loan officer is putting your interest www.JimSmithColumns.com.
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Teacher charged for sexual conduct at youth service center Student given drugs, other contraband By Amy Woodward
awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Courtney Young, 35 of Littleton, was charged on three felony counts including sexual conduct with an inmate in a correctional institution and two counts introduction of contraband while teaching horticulture at the Lookout Mountain Youth Service Center in Golden, a treatment center for male juveniles. Young is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old offender at
the youth service center who was a student in her class and supplied him drugs such as meth, cocaine and pot, an affidavit revealed. Other items like cell phones, food and underwear believed to have belonged to Young were also discovered in the student’s room including a key to her home. An officer from the Golden Police Department was called out to the youth service center on Nov., 20, 2013 after it was discovered Young a young adult offender at the center was keeping contraband in his room including a cell phone charger, headphones, packaged coffee and a “rock like substance” along with a pair of pink panties.
The substance found in the student’s room tested positive for methamphetamine. The assistant director of Lookout Mountain Youth Service Center informed the detective about the “suspicious activity” of a contracted teacher from Rite of Passage named Courtney Young who was spoken to on several occasions about boundary issues involving students. Young had previously been caught bringing in soda and cupcakes to students and had been reminded about being alone with any one student. When the detective spoke with the 20-year-old student, he admitted to kissing Young including touching, biting and scratching for sexual gratification. He stated the items found in his possession were
given to him by Young who also instructed him to get rid of the cell phones and house key she gave to him when police first inquired about the items found, the student said. An affidavit from the Jeffco District Attorney’s Office revealed several sexually explicit text messages that were sent between the student and Young, as well as references to drug use. Young, who is married, denied any relations with the student and stated she did not know how the detective had a cell phone with text messages sent to and from her personal cell phone. Young’s arraignment is set for May 12. She is out on a $5,000 bond.
LEGISLATIVE NEWS IN A HURRY Senate passes long bill
Flood relief bill passes House
The Senate passed the annual state budget bill on April 4, with bipartisan support. The $23 billion “long bill” had previously passed the House. The Senate’s work included the passage of an amendment that sets aside $21 million for the creation of a state aerial firefighting fleet. The 2014-2015 fiscal year budget features a $200 million increase in K-12 education funding and $100 million that would backfill education budget cuts that the Legislature enacted during recession years. The bill also includes $100 million in additional higher education funding and provides relief for homeowners who were impacted by last year’s floods and wildfires. The long bill now heads back to the House for the consideration of Senate
Plumbing fixtures bill leads to partisan battle A bill that would prohibit the sale of low-efficiency plumbing fixtures in Colorado is on its way to the governor’s desk. The bill would ban the sale of faucets, shower heads and toilets that are not “WaterSense” certified by the federal government. The ban would take effect in 2016. The bill had previously passed the Senate and it received similar debate in the House last week, with Democrats arguing that the changes could conserve billions of gallons of water. But Republicans said the bill is another example of government telling people what to do. Gov. John Hickenlooper has not given any indication as to whether he intends to sign the bill.
Changes made to a flood relief bill appeased Republicans in the House on April 4. The legislation provides tax relief for victims who were impacted by last year’s floods. The bill also provides relief for future victims whose homes might be destroyed by a natural disaster. Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said during a recent hearing that they were concerned about the ongoing cost to the state. That problem seemed to have been fixed on April 4, when the bill was amended to create a process that allows future legislatures to conduct reviews of the legislation. The bill received initial approval through a voice vote in the House and was expected to pass with overwhelming bipartisan support during a final vote that was scheduled for April 7.
Remote testimony bill advances Residents of rural parts of Colorado may no longer have to drive several hours to testify on legislation at the Capitol, under a bill that passed a House panel on March 31. House Bill 1303 — sponsored by House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver and Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction — would allow legislative committees to take remote testimony from witnesses from different parts of the state. Videoconferencing links would be set up in a few different areas of the state, with a requirement that one of the links be set up in the Western Slope. The bill received unanimous support from the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and now heads to the Appropriations Committee for further consideration.
ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Arvada Police Department accreditation
Lawsuit dismissed Arvada resident, Russell Weisfield, filed a lawsuit against the City of Arvada in early February stating secret ballots were used by city council in a special meeting Jan. 10 election to select Councilman Jerry
Marks. The lawsuit also cited the ballots violated Colorado’s Open Meeting laws, which states public meetings must be announced and posted in a timely manner, such as a 24-hour notice, and notes the use of secret ballots is prohibited. The lawsuit asked for Marks to be removed from office until another election could be
held, in which the council members votes were publically recorded. The lawsuit was dismissed March 30 by Jefferson County District Judge Margie Enquist citing that the process may have violated the law but Weisfield did not have standing to bring forth his claim as no personal injury was demonstrated in the matter.
Electronics recycling event
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ing lot, 5630 Ward Road in Arvada. For more information contact SustainAbility at 720-291-0826.
New location for Sen. Zenzinger’s Town Hall
Sen. Rachel Zenzinger and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp will host their monthly town hall meeting at a new location, at 10:30 a.m.,
Saturday, April 19. Held at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., the meeting will be to discuss fiscal and economic issues facing constituents today. The discussion will feature comments from Chris Stiffler from the Colorado Fiscal Institute and Sen. Mary Hodge from the Senate Joint Budget Committee.
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Oswaldo Baca caught the wind as he ran around the Stenger Soccer Fields, flying his blue, United States Navy plane during the festival.
Go fly a kite The 12th Annual Arvada Kite Festival saw thousands of kite-flying enthusiasts, residents and children soaring kites of all colors, shapes and sizes, Sunday, April 6. Held at Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave., the festival incorporated areas for small, large, recreational and demonstrative kite flyers as well as giant gerbil ball rides; bol kite races; performances by the Jeffco Brass Ensemble and the Mile High Band; numerous food and business vendors; and an interactive kids-zone of child-friendly activities.
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While flying her ladybug kite, Cayden Westland, smiles as she watches her kite fly higher and higher.
jeffco education news senate finalizes approval for teacher evaluation system
Senate Bill (SB) 14-165 was passed by the Colorado Senate, Tuesday, April 1, providing school districts with flexibility on how they use student data with teacher evaluations. The bill gives both districts time to de-
cide how and whether to use data or not in teacher evaluations and provides teachers with the opportunity to practice using data and practices in the evaluations. Beginning in the current school year, all districts need to use an evaluation based upon education standards and student academic growth data.
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Lonely voices Arvada Center event examines Beckett & Still By Clarke Reader
creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com In direct opposition to many who paint the 1950s in America as a golden age for the country, the decade was a time of deep anxiety and simmering fear that bubbled up in many expected and unexpected areas. The arts were a perfect place for these feelings to be expressed, and writer Samuel Beckett and painter Clyfford Still were both pioneers in expressing the abstract in their mediums. The Arvada Center will be hosting a discussion about these two artists and the places they intersect during Samuel Beckett & Clyfford Still: Uncommon Perspectives in the Late 1950s. The event will feature a live discussion and then reading of Beckett’s radio play “Embers.” The event will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at the Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. It is presented in partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum in support of its exhibition 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated. “The Arvada Center is looking at ways for the different arts to collaborative, and this partnership is really exciting,” said Amanda Giguere, Ph.D., a lecturer from the CU Boulder, Department of Theatre and Dance. “How the arts talk to each other is really interesting, and this is a great way to look at that.” The evening will kick off with a talk lead by Giguere, which will provide context and information on the late 1950s. She said the discussion will help to explain why so
WHAT: Samuel Beckett & Clyfford Still: Uncommon Perspectives in the Late 1950s WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14 COST: $10-$15 INFORMATION: 720-898-7200
many artists were exploring different aspects of the anxieties of the time. Giguere will also cover Beckett’s impact on the theater, his resonance with other artistic experiments in visual arts, music, and dance. Then comes a reading of Embers,” directed by Laura Jones and performed by Robert Michael Sander (Henry) and Kate Berry (Ada). “Even though it’s a radio play, there is something to seeing it live - the actors have these facial expressions and gestures they bring to the performance,” Jones said. “It’s a stage reading, not a staged reading.” According to Jones, both Beckett and Still were explorers of their own mindscapes, and this internal nature in their work compliments each other. “People will find this a low-key sampler of these artists,” she said. “It takes audience participation, but on a different level than people might expect.” For Giguere, the works of these two men reflects perfectly contemporary times and experiences. “I see this as a way of understanding our time,” she said. “We live in an age with so much information that there is a definite appeal for art that asks us to minimalize.” Tickets are $10-$15. For more information and tickets, call 720-898-7200.
Zenzinger on Discovery Tour By Crystal Anderson
canderson@colorado communitymedia.com Sen. Rachel Zenzinger embarked on her first District Discovery Tour, Saturday, April 5, as an opportunity to engage with and learn more about the businesses in her district. The senator stopped by five area businesses to meet with the owners, discussing triumphs and challenges and discover what is changing and how she should focus her work at the capitol. ”I really wanted an opportunity to listen to the business community to figure out what opportunities are important to them and what I should work on down at the capital,” Zenzinger said. Sen. Zenzinger represents Senate District 19, covering Arvada and Jefferson County within Westminster. She currently serves on the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Local Government Committee. During her tour, Zenzinger met with proprietors from 40 Weight Coffee, The Journey: Brain Injury Community Services, Jack’s Bar and Grill, Hi Country Wire and Telephone, and La Patisserie Bakery throughout the day, taking tours of their organizations, listening to their concerns and providing feedback about what work is being done in the Senate to addressing their concerns.
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Sen. Rachel Zenzinger paused for a moment to speak with members of Arvada’s Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) while touring 40 Weight Coffee. Photo by Crystal Anderson
Senator converses with local leaders, businesses and constituents
April 10, 2014
”I’ve seen, in the past, our state representatives and senators be very helpful, pushing policy that was very meaningful and helpful with people in the brain injury community,” Cheryl Catsoulis, director of The Journey, said. To learn more about the concerns of the businesses, Zenzinger said she came not just to listen, but to ask questions so she could learn what was going on, how business is changing, and what she could do to help. For proprietors like Catsoulis, the tour provided an opportunity to inform the senator about her work and begin a relationship, one she’s hoping to extend in the future. “For each of us to keep each other in the loop,” Catsoulis said, “When something comes up, I’m able to call her office and know what’s going on or coming up and can seek her help to advocate for us.” According to 40 Weight Coffee owner and Arvada resident, Debbie Evans, the tours provide business exposure and networking opportunities for her and her business. “Like anybody else, casting a network is good, and I’m happy to meet new people and make connections,” Evans said. This is the first district listening tour for the senator, but not the last. Currently, Zenzinger is planning on hosting an event where she will meet with constituents and proprietors in an open forum, as well a monthly District Discovery Tour. “I think when you’re in the session it’s hard because your trapped in the capitol,” she said. “I think it’s really important for those who represent the community to know what’s going on in the community.”
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Changes expected to American Indian tuition bill Classification of specific tribes becomes roadblock for advancement By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org A bill that seeks to provide tuition relief for out-of-state American Indian students will be scaled back because of difficulties over the cost assessment of the legislation, according to the bill sponsor. The original intention of House Bill 1124 was to allow all students living out of state who have tribal connections to Colorado to receive in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities. But the legislation is expected to be
amended to apply only to incoming students and not American Indians who are currently enrolled. “What do you say to that person?” said Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, the bill sponsor. “Maybe that’s something we can work on Report next year.” Salazar said the changes to the bill became necessary after learning more about how colleges and universities count American Indian students. Under the bill, only students who are among one of the 48 federally recognized tribes that have historical ties to Colorado qualify for in-state tuition. But Salazar said
that estimating costs is difficult because schools don’t dig deep into the specific tribal backgrounds of students. The Legislative Council estimates that the bill’s first-year cost to the state will exceed $668,000. Also, state colleges and universities were estimated to lose more than $5 million in tuition revenue under the original version of the bill. However, they are expected to see an increase of students who wouldn’t otherwise attend their schools. But all of those statistics would be difficult to calculate under the current system of American Indian student calculation, which Salazar calls a counting system that results in “pie in the sky numbers.” “They have a bunch of students out there who just check the box and say they’re American Indian, but they don’t
prove which tribe they’re from,” Salazar said. “They can have, as you sometimes hear, a Cherokee Indian princess grandmother, and they mark the box, `American Indian.’” Salazar said the changes to the bill could end up being a good thing because colleges would then have to start classifying the specific tribes from which students belong. He also said that the cost to the state “would be quite minimal, if anything at all,” once the bill is amended. “I did run it past stakeholders and the stakeholders said it’s better to have in-state tuition for American Indian students than not,” Salazar said. “And if it looks like the bill is going to die because of a wrong fiscal note, then we don’t want the bill to die.”
State firefighting fleet cleared for takeoff By Vic Vela
email@example.com One way or another, the state will soon free up money to get an unfunded aerial firefighting fleet off the ground. The governor’s office and legislative leaders are on board with a spending plan that would set aside $21 million to purchase or contract planes and helicopters that are equipped to fight fires. The money was approved through an amendment to the annual state budget that was debated in the Senate on April 3. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office and lawmakers will have to get creative to find where in the budget the fleet funding will be secured. But all sides agree that this will happen this year — much to excitement of the legislator who has been instrumental in driving the creation of the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps. “Quite frankly, this is the most important
legislation of my life,” said Sen. Steve King, RGrand Junction. The funding behind King’s effort comes on the heels of a much-anticipated state fire report that was released last week. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control found that the state lacks resources in key firefighting areas, including a lack of aerial firefighting capabilities. “Colorado does not have the ability to deliver appropriate aviation resources in a timely fashion to support local suppression response to small fires while they are still small,” states the report, which was authored by CDFPC Director Paul Cooke. The report was mandated through last year’s passage of a bill — sponsored by King and Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge — that created the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps, a state-owned firefighting fleet. The “idea” of the fleet became law, but the legislation went unfunded, at least until the state could learn more about the feasibility of
having its own fire fleet. Prior to the release of the fire report, Hickenlooper had been non-committal on the idea of undertaking the potentially enormous costs that come with operating a state-owned aerial fleet. However, Hickenlooper had been open to exploring ways of sharing those costs through a multi-state effort. For months, it was uncertain whether the fleet would ever become a reality. That all changed after Cooke released his 103-page fire report on March 28. Cooke presented the report’s finding to a special legislative committee on April 3. He told lawmakers that Colorado competes with other states for federal resources to fight fires, and that the state doesn’t have the proper amount of tools needed to combat early or late-season wildfires. Cooke also said that the state currently has just two, single-engine air tankers available to deal with the entire state’s firefighting needs. “The state, in terms of being able to help to
bring overwhelming force to a wildfire, that’s not the case...” he said. Cooke’s report recommended that the state acquire $33 million worth of firefighting aircraft and other technology. But Cooke later told the governor’s office that it should hold off on acquiring two large, fixed-wing air tankers — as his report recommended — because precipitation from this winter’s weather makes it difficult to determine when those large tankers would even be needed this year. That cuts price tag by $12 million. So the state plans to move forward with the purchase of two multi-mission fixedwing planes and will contract for the use of four Type III rotor wing planes and four single-engine air tankers. The state will also spend $100,000 to set up a wildfire information management system, which will provide real-time fire information within the statewide fire communications system.
Marijuana task force turns to public for input By Amy Woodward
awoodward@ coloradocommunitymedia.com The city of Golden’s A64 Task Force held a public meeting on April 1 to receive feedback and hear recommendations from citizens on whether to allow recreational marijuana within city limits. A turnout of 40 or more people sat in council chambers at City Hall to hear arguments from both supporters and opponents on recreational pot. Most supporters for retail marijuana who spoke at the meeting came from a medical marijuana background in which they either cultivated plants or owned stores. Other speakers were neutral on the topic recommending the A64 Task Force to look into restricted signage for retail businesses. But tax revenue was the premise for supporting arguments with speakers relaying the $3.5 million the state of Colorado received from pot revenue in January ear-
lier this year. “This is a gold rush,” Golden resident Barbara Harvey said. “This is going to augment our tourist economy and its going to augment our revenue where we will have money to do some great things for Golden.” Still, less than a handful of attendees who chose to speak, were against the idea of allowing recreational marijuana stores in Golden citing concerns over children’s health and safety. “My main concern is access to youth,” said Su Niedringhaus, golden resident and former health educator for young students. “I just want us to really consider how this might affect the youth population, it’s a great point that it’s around money, who doesn’t want to see more money coming into our community, but I’m just not sure it’s worth the possibility of sacrificing our kid’s health.” After the passing of Amendment 64, most cities throughout Colorado, including Golden, placed a temporary moratori-
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recreational pot shops, prohibiting shops or deferring their decision to continue to evaluate options and system operations. If council chooses prohibition, they may do so with some flexibility to allow recreational shops in the future. The task force has received several emails from citizens that has mirrored many of the comments made at the public meeting said Bill Fisher, chairman for the A64 Task Force and former city councilor. “The public report that the task force will be producing — I think that will actually provide a lot of information,” he said. “People raised a lot of issues here and I think the idea is for us to get at some of the answers behind what people are asking and understand them and understand what they mean for Golden specifically.” The task force continues to welcome public input. Opinions and recommendations may be sent to A64@cityofgolden.net.
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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
Uncomfortable with business casual in workplace As I write this, I am pondering what to wear for a business meeting in a few hours. The meeting invitation said “business casual,” which immediately sent a shaft of dread into my chest. That’s because, to my mind, business casual is one of the worst things to happen to women in the workplace. I’m not talking here about a gender-discrimination topic — but this is a gender-based issue. The concept of a relaxed dress code at work started for me in the 1980s with what was known around the office as “California casual.” This term has always had a certain kind of cachet to me, a land-locked Colorado-born girl, that conjured up visions of breezy pastels and topsider boat shoes with jaunty white leather laces. In reality, I wasn’t that far off—lightcolored khaki pants became preferred attire, usually with an open-collared shirt. Topsiders were acceptable, as long as they were worn with socks.
Now, you might have noticed here that what I am describing is clothing perfectly suitable for men for California casual, casual Fridays, dress-down days, and, ultimately, business casual. Of course, women were also free to adopt this casual style, but in my experience, women in khakis and a shirt looked less professional than the men (and far less comfortable). And as I’m backpedaling though my mind about what my options are for my meeting, I’m aware of my own discomfort with business casual attire.
I usually prefer not to wear pants, unless they’re jeans, which do occasionally sneak into a casual dress code if they are “nice.” I’ve also noticed that when said dress code also allows tennis shoes, I have a literal spring in my step and I go about my work with more of a lilt. But tennies are often off the list, and the quandary for me becomes what shoes to wear with pants … I do not like wearing socks. It’s far easier for me to pair flats with a casual skirt, but there’s also a catch to that — for much of my professional career, we women have been required to wear pantyhose. This sort of takes away the whole aspect of going casual! Not only are bare legs more fashionable these days — check out any red carpet — but going without hose is way more comfortable, especially in warmer weather. But this item of women’s wear is so contentious that sometimes whole meetings are dedicated to this decision,
and it never seems to be the women who object to a no-hose policy. I’m not really sure why it matters to people who don’t have to wear them ... Granted, there are some months in Colorado when tights or pants are preferable simply because of the temperature. And I found when I worked in health care that wearing hose was non-negotiable, and I accepted that, usually opting for slacks or a suit with pants and regular socks and shoes. But today it’s springtime in the Rockies, and as soon as put down my pen, I’m going to rummage up a swingy skirt and toss on a blazer and greet the world in barelegged beauty. And I’m quite comfortable with that. Andrea Doray is a writer thinks instant tanning lotions are the best thing ever to happen to bare legs. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why is it important for companies to invest in small communities? More and more companies are spreading out from the Denver area into the suburbs. During the groundbreaking for Terumo BCT’s new headquarters in Lakewood, we asked why this is important.
“Companies are gaining the connection between the community and the city.” Scott Koop, Lakewood
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Making a present of the past My daughter is now about seven weeks away from graduating high school. Wow, that time went fast! I still remember the day she was born, as, I think, most parents remember the days their children are born. What we have a hard time remembering is who we were on the day our children were born. There is a line in the movie “Field of Dreams” that has always struck me: when Ray Kinsella’s father takes off his catcher’s mask and looks around, Ray — played by Kevin Costner — says, “I only saw him later, when he was worn down by life.” What an interesting thought! Our children, for all the time we spend watching them grow (in the blink of an eye!), never, ever get to see who we were at their age. In some cases, this is a really, really good thing. There are a lot of things in all of our pasts that I’m sure we’d be just as happy our children never know about. And yet, there is a part of me that sincerely wishes my daughter knew who I used to be, who the boy was that her mother fell in love with. I wasn’t always the guy who spent hours at a time trying to figure out our taxes or how to pay for them; I didn’t always stew for days over major purchases like cars; and I certainly wasn’t always the guys who rolled his eyes and sighed when things didn’t go the way I planned. No, seriously — I used to be a very laid back, roll-with-the punches sort of guy. I was even frequently known to laugh. But she’ll never get to know that guy. And, that’s all right — if I were still that guy, our house would have been foreclosed on and all our stuff repossessed years ago. Frankly, I was kind of an idiot, and if I hadn’t been “worn down by life,” she wouldn’t have much of a future in front of her. But there are lessons to be learned in that, too. If she could see how many mistakes I recovered from, she might learn to be less afraid of risk. If she could see when I let an opportunity slip by because of uncertainty, she might learn to seize the day. If she knew how much my life changed the
day she was born, she might understand some of the decisions I’ve made since then, and how much her life will change someday, too. So, in the interest of allowing her a glimpse of who that person was, several years ago I started writing a letter to her, trying to capture at least a shadow of who I used to be. It’s not that I want to recapture any of my past “glory” for her (what a short and boring story that would be!), but just to give her a small picture in my old voice. Frankly, I haven’t been nearly as diligent in maintaining that letter as I would have liked to be, but it’s still better than nothing. My wife told me the other day about another idea she heard: when a child is born, open an email account in their name. As the years go by, send to that account pictures, stories, notes, ideas— anything that might give them a picture of their past. Then, when they turn 18, or 21, or whatever, give them the password to the account. But the method is of no matter — the effort is important. I would encourage anybody out there with a child on the way, or who intends to have a child some day, start some sort of a record of yourself. Your children deserve to know who you are, not just who you are going to be. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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The truth probably isn’t in the middle So the other day I found myself in the middle of a situation. I was a third party to two other people debating and even arguing over an event that had taken place. They both viewed and experienced the circumstances differently and at this point had become quite agitated with one another. When they asked me my opinion and who I thought was right, my first instinct was to run as fast I could away from the situation. Although that was probably the right move, it was almost impossible based on where we were at the moment. And then my over-developed sense of obligation kicked in anyway and I tried to mediate as best I could. I went to my “goto” line in these situations and said something like, “It sounds like you both have a strong opinion about what happened and the truth can probably be found somewhere in the middle.” Is that a cop-out or what? So much for my “go-to” line. If truth is really truth, how can it be found in the middle? Are we compromis-
ing truth for political correctness and making sure we smooth over feelings for all parties involved, making sure everyone in the situation is OK? And if so, is there anything really wrong with that approach? Unfortunately I think there is — it’s called avoiding the truth. Now there are some people who are extremely direct and never have an issue with speaking their mind or telling others exactly how they feel and how they perceive things. This doesn’t mean they are right or even necessarily telling the truth, it just means that they are direct. These folks typically live by a saying, “Seldom
right, but never in doubt.” The other extreme is people who will not utter a word; they will stand by and passively watch or listen as someone spins a story or even tells an outright lie. They know it’s wrong but they would prefer to keep quiet instead of risking the wrath of the other person or just take the position of going along to get along. I am not sure about you, but no matter how much it might hurt, and it has hurt when it has happened to me … I would rather someone be honest, even brutally honest with me and tell me what I need to hear, not just want I want to hear. I want them to tell me the truth or call me out when they feel I am not telling the truth. And here’s what I have personally experienced in each situation: When the truth is actually revealed, regardless of how painful it might be, everything becomes better much faster for all parties. There may have been initial hurts and disappointments, but truth is truth and no one has to continue a lie or perpetuate a story that could cause drama or future problems.
There is a Proverb that reads, “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” There is so much truth in that one simple Proverb. It is so frustrating for everyone involved when we search for the truth in conflicting agendas and personalities. Drama gives way to truth and we find ourselves back in the vicious cycle of political correctness and making sure everyone feels good. Maybe it’s more like the epic line by Jack Nicholson in the movie “A Few Good Men” when he shouts from the witness stand, “You can’t handle the truth!” How about you, is the truth found somewhere in the middle? Is an honest answer like a kiss on the lips? Can you handle the truth? I would love to hear all about it at email@example.com, and when we learn to live in the truth it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
The times — they are a changin’ When Bob Dylan wrote the above song lyrics he probably never grasped how many times op-ed columnists would use his song title. However, it fits the current times. We see it everywhere including most aspects of our lives. Certainly in politics, we are seeing a shift in the public’s increasing preference for Republicans over Democrats. For those of us who follow the “political scene”, we know that it is a forever ebb and flow of change. Catch these partial lyrics from his song — “Come senators, congressmen. Please heed the call. Don’t stand in the doorway. Don’t block up the hall. For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled…..” A LOT OF CANDIDATES ARE UP The latest Associated Press-GfK poll demonstrates the shifting tide toward Republican candidates in the upcoming mid-term Congressional elections. Remember your high school civics class — the entire 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for grabs and 1/3 of the U.S. Senate seats are to be determined this coming November. Plus in Colorado, we have the Governor’s race, State legislator candidates and county elected officials on the “chopping block.” So, all seven Congressional seats representing different parts of Colorado are to be determined along with U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s re-election bid for another 6 year term. Governor Hickenlooper will face the successful Republican gubernatorial candi-
date from their primary election. POLL FAVORS GOP The AP-GfK poll shows the GOP gaining ground. Those polled who are registered and are most interested in politics show Republicans favored by a healthy margin of 14 percent, or 51 percent to 37 percent in March. In January, this group was about evenly split. Also, favorable views of the GOP have improved with 38 percent overall saying they hold a favorable impression of the party. Voters are becoming more disenchanted with the Democratic Party’s “package” as the “new normal” in jobs sets in. However, when it comes to overall Congressional approval, the results show a stagnant and negative picture. A whopping 82 percent disapprove of the job which Congress is doing regardless of party preference. Amen!! UDALL “UNDER THE GUN” Here in Colorado, it would appear that incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Udall will not have a “cake walk” in his bid for
LETTER TO THE EDITOR A man for all seasons In memory of John Pembroke Rathbone, Golden, Colorado: We’ve come to expect people who suffer poor health to approach death slowly and painfully. We anticipate the end to come this way so that we can prepare ourselves for it, whether it will be us or someone close. That’s why it comes as such a shock when a person in apparent vital health and endowed with boundless energy, swiftly and quietly slips away. Such was the case of John Pembroke Rathbone of Golden. One day we saw him at work or in the express lane at the grocery store with a gallon of milk under his arm, and the next day we read about his untimely death at the youthful age of 52. If it’s unbelievable to those of us who were merely friends or acquaintances, its must be devastating to his family. Maybe more so with the Rathbone household than with other families. John Rathbone led an athletic life raising a family of athletes. In his early years, he participated in sports. He led his 4-H Club and topped the National Honor Society in high school before graduating from the University of Colorado.
He loved skiing and the need for speed. He loved bicycling and the outdoors. He loved teaching and sharing his love of sports with his children Catherine and Scott. To an athletically active man, nothing in the world can be more satisfying than having athletic children. John Rathbone must have enjoyed great happiness. Along with his wife, Tina, who stood by his side, and two growing children, he lived a blessed life. It will be difficult to get past John’s death, regroup and go forward, but with his kids, wife and friends, he left us with a legacy of fair play, boundless enthusiasm and a will to participate fully in all of life’s ventures. The human body lasts less than a century; a man’s achievements endure forever. This is the sum of John Rathbone’s being a husband, father and friend: memories that will survive throughout the decades. To those who knew him well, John will remain a man of limitless zest for life, an iron determination to succeed and the compassion to understand human frailties. We will miss him. His friend with great love and affection, Frosty Wooldridge
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re-election. He tied himself too close to President Obama on too many high profile issues. In particular, Udall has lost favor with voters over his strident support of the Obamacare health plan and how existing policyholders could keep their current policy. Plus, the Republicans recently pulled a major coup by “switching dance partners” with Congressman Cory Gardner now running against Udall instead of extremist Ken Buck and others. My gut tells me that Gardner just might pull off an upset. It would be similar to the UConn Huskies upsetting the University of Florida Gators, the No. 1 seed in the March Madness basketball tournament. CHANGING TIMES FOR ALL That is enough election stuff for now.
There are many other examples of our changing times. Just look at the continued demise of printed newspapers; the ever increasing use of technology in so many facets of our lives, more popularity in organically grown foods; more families opting out of traditional public schools; less Christians worshipping in main-stream churches; more toll road and commuter rail lines being financed and operated by private sector companies and on and on and on. Needless to say, Bob Dylan knew what he was singing about way back in the 1960’s when he recorded this popular hit song. Bill Christopher is a former Westminster city manager and RTD board member.
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Feb. 2, 1920 – Mar. 13, 2014
Emily Claire Drew, 94, of Golden, Colorado, passed away on March 13, 2014. Emily was born on February 2, 1920 in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Emily was the daughter of William G. (Billy) and Emily S. Drew also of Golden. Emily survived her Sister, Dorothy King (nee Drew) and brothers William and John Drew. Emily also survived her niece Janice Roman (nee Drew). She is survived by 13 of her 14 nephews and nieces including Truman D. King Jr. of Lone Tree, CO; Nelson D. King of Arvada,CO; Norman D. King of Clinton, MO; Brian A. King of La Feria, TX; John R. Drew of Deale, MD; Brenda J. Kiker (nee Drew) of Bel Alton, MD; Lawrence D. Drew of Jacksonville, FL; Robert W. Drew of Barstow, CA;
Valerie L. Trefry (nee Drew) of Waldorf, MD; James W. Drew of Parachute, CO; Marilyn M. McKeon of Parachute, CO; William G. Drew of Locust Grove, VA; and Susan E. Funderberg (nee Drew) of Front Royal, VA. Emily is also survived by her sister-in-law Marilyn Joyce Drew of Waldorf, MD, as well as 38 great and many great-great nieces and nephews. Emily’s family moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. in the 1930’s. During World War II, Emily served as a WAVE in the United States Navy
Hospital Corps. After the war, she continued working for the Navy as a civilian. Following her work with the Navy, she transferred to the U.S. D.E.A from which she retired after 33 years of service. Emily and her parents moved to Golden in 1969. Emily was an active contributor to the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star for many years, serving as Worthy Matron for both her Electa Chapter in Washington D.C. and the Mt. Zion Chapter in Golden, Colorado. She will be remembered as a loving and generous Aunt, and a fun loving loyal friend. Memorial arrangements are being made with Olinger Woods Chapel in Golden and will be announced at a later date.
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Little help for those with ‘dual diagnoses’ Developmental disabilities, mental illnesses leave patients in cold By Kristin Jones
I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. Meredith, who is 29, started bashing himself in the head when he was in his teens. Now, his parents can see it coming. A tranquil moment of drawing at the kitchen table cedes to Alex’s high-pitched squeal, his wrists colliding. Once he starts hitting himself, there’s nothing to do but freeze and wait for it to pass. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. Later, his parents were told he also displayed symptoms of mental illness — obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, psychosis and depression. For Carol and John Meredith, Alex’s parents, the search for treatment has brought them to psychiatrists and psychologists, to mental health centers and the communitycentered boards that serve people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Carol heads The Arc of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, an organization that advocates for people with disabilities, and has access to more than the usual range of leads and contacts. Still, nobody seems to know exactly what to do with Alex. The Merediths are not alone in their frustration, according to an ongoing study by JFK Partners, a program that does research on developmental disabilities at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. For people with the dual diagnoses of developmental disability — which can range from Down syndrome to autism to cerebral palsy — and mental illness, getting treatment means navigating a fragmented system, the study has found. Funding quirks have created huge gaps in care. As a result, family members find themselves alone — and often isolated — in trying to manage complex problems that need professional support.
Lack of help can hurt
In the worst cases, the repercussions across society can be extreme. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, the father of Newtown school killer Adam Lanza described trying and failing to find adequate treatment for his son, whose world slowly shrank to contain only his mother and his video games. Lanza was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, considered a mild form of autism, when he was 13. A psychiatrist at Yale’s Child Study Center later noted symptoms of obsessivecompulsive disorder as well, and his father now believes his autism may have masked schizophrenia. “Asperger’s makes people unusual, but it doesn’t make people like this,” Peter Lanza told The New Yorker. The number of Coloradans affected isn’t small. Nationally, around one in three people with a developmental disability also has a diagnosis of some form of mental illness, according to a frequently cited study by the
Alex Meredith, 29, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home recently in Littleton. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness — obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, psychosis and depression. Seeking treatment for these conditions means navigating a fragmented system with funding quirks and huge gaps in care. Photo by I-NEWS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS National Association of State directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. That would translate to around 35,000 people in the state with dual diagnoses, based on common estimates of the prevalence of developmental disabilities. Many are left without adequate care, and some without any care at all. Expensive visits to the emergency room — which often provide little help except for short-term stabilization — have become a primary line of defense. Advocates like Meredith are hoping that the latest state-commissioned study at CU will lead to a change in the way that people with complex developmental and mentalhealth diagnoses are treated. One option would be to model Colorado’s care after a program that began in New Hampshire and has since been adopted in other states, with the idea of providing crisis intervention and care coordinators for people who needed these services. But any solutions remain a few years off at best, leaving families in this situation to seek each other out for ideas and support.
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The current system in Colorado “divides people up into their different diagnoses,” says JFK Partners director Cordelia Robin-
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son Rosenberg. “But care has to treat people holistically.” Most people with both developmental disabilities and behavioral health conditions are covered by Medicaid. But in Colorado, the public insurance treats the two diagnostic categories under incompatible payment systems - the first as fee-for-service, and the second as managed care. Carl Clark, who heads the Mental Health Center of Denver, says that while healthcare providers often try to work together to treat people who fall into both categories, the divide in payment models is explicit. “Our funding from the state (for Medicaid enrollees) says you do not use this for people with developmental disability,” Clark says. As a result, mental health centers are often ill-equipped to offer some of the services — such as long-term housing support — that people with developmental disabilities need. At the same time, the two funding models have left little room to develop specialists who are skilled in diagnosing and treating both developmental disabilities — which can include fetal alcohol syndrome, a notoriously hard thing to pinpoint — and complex mental illnesses. And even experienced psychiatrists may have trouble attributing
behaviors to one diagnosis or another. “Unfortunately,” says Clark, “the science does not divide the brain up as clearly as funding sources do.” The complexity of who pays for what can have real impacts on treatment. Carol Meredith recently discovered that a psychologist who was having some success in treating her son hadn’t been paid since October. Nobody — including the psychologist herself — could figure out who was responsible for paying her. Worse, research from the University of Colorado has found that a significant number of Coloradans are excluded from treatment entirely, Rosenberg says. Medicaid establishes an IQ threshold for developmental disabilities, excluding people who surpass that bar but who still suffer from severe social or intellectual limitations. Surveys conducted by JFK Partners found that for every one person who is receiving services for developmental disabilities under Medicaid, Rosenberg says, there’s another person who isn’t being served. That includes people who have unmet mentalhealth needs. Help continues on Page 11
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CIVIL WAR Red Rocks Community College’s History Department will present Civil War Day to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness. This event will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Lakewood campus. The Union and Confederate military forces will take the field about 1:30 p.m. A narrator will provide a historical background of the Battle of the Wilderness, its significance during the 1864 campaign of Generals Grant and Lee, and a description of the battle tactics. Contact Linnie Pawlek at 303-914-6282 or linnie. email@example.com. THURSDAY/APRIL 10 MONTHLY COFFEE Colorado Sen. Rachel Zenzinger will devote
her monthly “Coffee with Constituents” to general discussion and Q&A about legislative issues April 10 at the Indian Tree Golf Course Club House, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. After opening remarks at 7 a.m., Zenzinger will encourage participants to set the agenda and express their concerns on issues of greatest priority. She will be especially interested in receiving feedback in regard to the “Three E’s” (education, economy, elders) that have received so much of her attention in the Senate. While anyone from the public may attend the meeting, the content will generally focus on issues that most affect residents of Senate District 19, which Zenzinger serves. Coffee will be available, but attendees will be required to purchase their own breakfast. Go to www.RachelForColorado.com or call her at 303-866-4840.
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8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at the Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St, Arvada. Most clothing and toy items are $1. Also selling books, baby equipment, and furniture. All proceeds benefit Kids’ Discovery Days Preschool. Everything is half price after noon on Saturday.
STORY OF Chocolate Christian Women’s Connection meets Thursday, April 10 at Vista Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. Ave., Golden. Enstrom Candies will share the story of chocolate, from bean to treat. Speaker Shirley Bervig. Call Isabel at 303233-9655 or Nancy at 303-421-6484.
SPRING TEA Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge’s ladies’ group, Trollheim Dameklubben, presents its annual Spring Tea 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. The tea features a Norwegian flair and unique delicacies. Call 303-989-4496 by April 5 to RSVP and for details about cost.
OPEN HOUSE Thunderbolt Orators Toastmasters group plans an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Tallgrass Energy 370 Van Gordon St., Lakewood. An icebreaker speech and guest speeches will be featured. Come learn about Toastmasters where anyone can gain confidence in public speaking. Food will be served. Contact Colette Smith at 303-914-4934 or Richard Eveleigh at 303-803-2943.
SWING BAND Sentimental Sounds Swing Band will perform 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the D Note. The band plays swing, ballroom, Latin, polkas and boogie, so there’s something for everyone. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-422-3330.
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Marijo Rymer, who heads The Arc of Colorado, says parents of children with dual diagnoses call her in frustration after failing to find any help for their children. Too frequently, the only option is the emergency room. “When their children are hurting themselves, or hurting them, and they don’t know what to do,” says Rymer, “we will advise people to call 911.” Doing so repeatedly can help build a case for the kind of sustained long-term services that people with dual diagnoses need. But encounters with police and emergency rooms can cost patients, hospitals and taxpayers a huge amount of money. And ERs are geared toward crisis management — often the most disruptive way and least effective way to treat someone who needs consistent care. Valerie Saiz and her husband Richard waited four days and four nights in an
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emergency room in 2010 — and again in 2011 — in an effort to get treatment for their now 16-year-old son. Graham, who has autism and bipolar disorder, had been hitting himself violently. His parents took turns restraining him. “We noticed that the other kids getting admitted to the ER, if they were aggressive to others, they’d restrain them,” said Saiz. “If they were self-abusive, we’d have to do it ourselves.” Each time he was admitted, Graham was discharged without a plan for treatment, says Saiz. The family was forced to craft their own solution, putting a helmet and mitts on Graham to protect him from himself, and sometimes locking him in his room to protect the rest of the family. “If we’re locking Graham in his room for safety, I’m sure other people are. Other people just call 911 left and right. People have to do what they can to survive,” Saiz says. “But it shouldn’t be about survival.”
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THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a community class production of “Treachery at Cartilage Creek,” at 7 p.m. April 3-5, April 11-12 and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. For tickets and information, call 303-456-6772 or go to http://www.coloradoacts.org/
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A few weeks after leaving the Jeffco school district, former superintendent Cindy Stevenson says she has a brain tumor. Stevenson reported doctors found a non-malignant, or benign, tumor the size of a small boiling potato growing up her spinal cord after having a brain scan in late February. The tumor is placing pressure on her brain stem and will be surgically removed on May 13. Following the surgery, Stevenson will be in intensive care for 24 to 48 hours, then remain in the hospital for a week, with two weeks of recovery at home. “I don’t mind talking about it, and here’s why,” Stevenson said, ”First of all I’m going to be fine; secondly, I’ve got good medical care; and thirdly, don’t ignore the nagging little symptoms that don’t go away.” Stevenson said she fully intends to be fully recovered and back to work in her position at the Colorado Association for School Executives (CASE) after her recovery period.
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Saturday/april 12 Courage walk The 21st annual Courage Walk on Saturday
April 12, honors victims of crime in Jefferson County. Registration and continental breakfast start at 10 a.m. in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway. The one-mile walk starts at 11 a.m. Kids and leashed pets welcome. Hosted by victim advocates in Jefferson County. A $10 registration is suggested but not required. Call 303-271-6567.
Saturday/april 12 lawn Care Majestic View Nature Center presents “The Grass is Greener on My Side of the Fence” 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Register at 720-898-7405. Learn ways to get your lawn off to a quick start, including aeration, watering schedules, fertilizer times, proper mowing, weed control and more. Program is free. Saturday/april 12 egg hunt Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation plans its annual Easter egg hunt for ages 2-9 at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Panorama Park, West 35th Avenue and Fenton Street. Children should arrive by 9:45 a.m. Cost is free; children need to bring their own baskets. The Easter Bunny will greet hunters. Call 303-231-1300; in case of inclement weather, call for reschedule information. Saturday/april 12 Jazz ConCert Jazz at the Point concert series presents
Carl Dixon and the Jazz Kats 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington St., Denver. Go to www. denvercrossroads.com or www.carcroons.net. Tickets available at www.jazzatthepoint.org.
Saturday/april 12, May 10, June 14 healthy hoMe PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden, presents
healthy home care classes, including product samples, 4-5 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Topics include moxibustion use (Jan. 11); topical products for aches and pains (Feb. 8); natural remedies for high blood pressure (March 8); making herbal teas (April 12); beating allergies and congestion (May 10); natural sleep support (June 14). Topics from July to December are to be determined. Call 303-274-5733 or go to www. PranaTonic.com.
Saturday and Sunday/april 12-13, June 22-22, aug. 2-3 teaChing workShop Colorado-based Teaching Heart Institute is offering workshops on how to teach Social and Emotional Learning skills in the classroom for teachers, school counselors, and principals K-8. During the two-day workshop, teachers will explore a variety of simple and easy-to-do classroom strategies for developing students’ social and emotional intelligence. Each participant will receive the book “In Focus: Developing Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time,” which uses a brainbased approach to teach social emotional learning to students in grades K-8. Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, June 21-22, and Aug. 2-3, at Wilderness Early Learning Center, 2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder. Contact Tom McSheehy at 720-369-3000 or email Tom@teachingheartinstitute.com. To register, go to http://teachingheartinstitute. com/teacher-workshops/
without Matches” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29, at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Register at 720-898-7405. This three-part class is for ages 10 and older, and it will cover the basics of fire making.
wedneSday/april 16 Spring Carnival Arvada High School plans a free spring carnival 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the gym. Carnival games including pin the tail on the bunny, bean bag toss, doughnut eating contest, hula hoop contest, an obstacle course, pop-shop, frog in lily pad, face painting, and more are planned. If you have any questions, call Arvada Highs School at 303-9823422. wedneSday/april 16 trailS talk Jeffco Open Space is providing a new format for
dialog on experiences in the parks and on the trails. Trails Talk is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. Come to listen, join the conversation, sign up to put boots on the ground, or contribute to small discussion groups exploring big ideas. Trails Talk is a chance to learn how different stewardship methods may be applied and tested on Jeffco Open Space trails.
wedneSday/april 16 CliMbing adventure Mount Vernon Country Club is
hosting an arm chair Himalayan Alpine Climbing Adventure at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, featuring 40-year legendary alpine climber George Lowe. Optional Nepalese dinner buffet offered before program. For reservations, call 303-526-0616 or go to www.mountvernoncc.com. Mount Vernon is at 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden.
thurSday/april 17 girlFriendS night Echter’s Garden Center presents Girlfriends Night Out, a benefit for Ralston House, a child advocacy center in Jefferson, Adams and Broomfield counties that helps young people and their families start healing after the trauma of abuse. Half the cost of tickets will benefit Ralston. The event is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Call 303-424-7979 to purchase tickets. thurSday/april 17 korean war Active Minds will look at the origins, key events and lasting legacy of the Korean War. The program also will discuss the roles played by the United States, China and the Soviet Union as part of the broader Cold War. Program is 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800. thurSday/april 17 travel SerieS Majestic View Nature Center presents “The
Extraordinary Faces of Costa Rica” from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Register at 720-898-7405. Join adventure traveler and videographer Carolyn Adam on an exploration of Costa Rica. For ages 10 and older.
thurSday/april 17; Friday/April 18; Sunday/April 20 holy week Golden First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden, has Holy Week and Easter services at 7:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 17; at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 18; and at 6:15 a.m. (sunrise service), 8:30 a.m. (contemporary service) and 11 a.m. (traditional service) Easter Sunday, April 20. An Easter breakfast will be served in the church hall from 7-10:30 a.m. Friday/april 18
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Friday/april 18 to May 18 theater Show The Edge Theater presents “A Round Heeled Woman” from April 18 to May 18 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Tickets available at 303-232-0363 or www.theedgetheater.com. For mature audiences. Saturday/april 19 bunny expreSS The Colorado Railroad’s annual Easter event, the Bunny Express Train, returns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Guests will explore the 15-acre rail yard with 100 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and rolling stock, visiting the Easter Bunny and visiting the Depot Museum and General Store. For information, call 303-279-4591 or visit www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org. Saturday/april 19 FaMily diSCovery Find your roots at family discovery day 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at 12995 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, in the Alkire building across from APEX. Hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; go to https://familysearch. org/. Open to the community. Free classes and informational booths. Learn how to interview yourself or family members for a historical record, and take a peek at the 1940 Census to get started. Visit the Arvada Family Discovery Center page on Facebook and link to the class registration page. Not all classes require registration. Check out www.eventbrite.com/e/arvadastake-family-discovery-day-tickets-10881098659. Your wireless device and flash drive are encouraged.
Saturday/april 19 aauw MeMber AAUW Foothills Branch hosts AAUW’s Younger Generation with Danielle Jordan speaking about being a young AAUW member. Jordan attends DU, is a financial advisor and owner of a financial services practice. She also is a member of the LGBT Center of Colorado. Program is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Community of Christ Church, 3780 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge. Public is welcome. Saturday/april 19 town hall State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger hosts a town hall meeting, in partnership with Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. The meeting will feature a discussion with experts on the Colorado state budget, and will expand into discussions about fiscal and economic issues facing Coloradans. Chris Stiffler of the Colorado Fiscal Institute and Sen. Mary Hodge of the Senate Joint Budget Committee will provide insight. Saturday/april 19 egg hunt West Woods, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada, will have a children’s Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The hunt is open for children up to the age of 10. Call 303-209-4394 before the event to sign up so we can be sure to have enough eggs for everyone to find some.
Saturday/april 26 aFriCan violetS African violet expert Trudy Brekel will talk about the basics of African violet care and demonstrate some handy tips and tricks to help you feel like an expert at a program at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at West Woods, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Brekel will even show us how to put down some leaves and go into repotting and why it is important to repot. Call to reserve your seat, 303-209-4394. CoMing Soon/april 26 9health Fair Red Rocks Community College is a host site for
a 9Health Fair from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Visit www.rrcc.edu or call 303-914-6600 for directions. Go to www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078 for more about the health fairs.
Saturday/april 26 golF FundraiSer The Golden High School football golf fundraiser is Saturday, May 3, at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. Cost includes range balls, cart, 18 holes of play and dinner. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Register no later than Saturday, April 26, at https://sites.google.com/site/ ghsdemonfootball/home/golf-tournament. For information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Chamberlain at 303249-7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday/april 26 loCal author Preethi Burkholder will present “17 Women Who Shook the World” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver. Autographed copies of Burkholder’s book will be available for sale. Visit www.forneymuseum.org for cost and more information. CoMing Soon/april 26 Spring Sharing The Sacred Dance Guild celebrates Spring Sharing, a coming together of dancers and Sacred Dance Groups, on Saturday, April 26, at 1st United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford Street, Golden. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration and rehearsal. Sharing is 11 a.m. to noon, and a shared meal will follow. Anyone who is interested in experiencing dance and movement as part of prayer expression is invited. To participate, contact Christina at 303-279-0859 or Ann at 303-377-9114, or email@example.com. Saturday/april 26 danCe prograM The Sacred Dance Guild celebrates Spring Sharing, a coming together of dancers and Sacred Dance groups, on Saturday, April 26, at First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration and rehearsal, and the sharing will be from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a shared meal. Anyone who is interested in experiencing dance and movement as part of prayer expression is invited. You may be part of a dance group or be part of the audience if you are interested in seeing how dance movement is being incorporated in the Denver area churches. To participate as a dancer or a group, contact Christina at 303-279-0859 or Ann at 303-377-9114 or Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday/april 26
thurSday/april 24 night Sky Majestic View Nature Center presents “Jupiter and
neuroMuSCular re-eduCation Wheat Ridge Recreation Center plans a Somatics Neuromuscular Re-education class on Mondays, April 14-28. The Monday, April 14, class will be an hour, 5:30-6:30, and the remaining classes are from 5:30-6 p.m. To register, call 303-231-1300 or visit www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/ registration.
egg hunt The Evergreen Parks and Recreation District will have a free Easter egg hunt, with an appearance by the Easter Bunny, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center Pool, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. Parents are encouraged to dress their kids in swimsuits, grab the goggles and bring a plastic bag to collect Easter treats. The bunny can pose for photos with the kids. Hunts are 5:30-5:45 p.m. for ages 1-3; 5:45-6 p.m. ages 4-6; and 6-6:15 p.m. for ages 7 and older. Call 720-880-1100.
its Moons: Viewing the Night Sky” from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Register at 720-898-7405. Presented by Denver Astronomical Society.
tueSday/april 15, 22, 29
CoMing Soon/april 26
Fire baSiCS Majestic View Nature Center presents “Fire
Mineral Show The Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show is April
kite FeStival Wheat Ridge’s first Kite Flite Festival is 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Anderson Park, on West 44th and Field streets. Activities and kite flying for all ages, parachute relay races. Register your kids for kite crafting classes. Festival is free. Go to www.kiteflitefestival.com. Rain date is May 3.
CoMing Soon/april 25 Quartet ConCert The Lakewood Cultural Center presents Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25. Tickets available at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets, 303-987-7845 or at the box office, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood.
danCe prograM Golden First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., will host Rocky Mountain Sacred Dance Guild’s spring program, “All God’s Children” on Saturday, April 26. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Rehearsal 10-11 a.m. The dance presentation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, after which there will be a potluck lunch. A free will offering will be taken to defray event costs. Contact Christina Bryan at christina.bryan@colorado. edu or 303-359-1878. CoMing Soon/april 26-27 hoMe Show The Tri-Lakes Women’s Club will have its 38th an-
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Denver’s Premier Bead Event! 90+ Vendors • Demonstrations Classes Taught by Nationally Known Instructors
Sat. April 26, 2014 10am-7pm• Sun, April 27, 2014 10am-5pm Denver Mart – NE Corner of I-25 & 58th Ave • Open to the Public
Entry $800 (Cash Only) Good for Sat & Sun To view and register for classes, please go to rockybeads.org FREE Gift Bag on Sunday to the first 200 attendees!
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@applewood baptist church HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID
Resurrection Celebration Services at 8 am, 11 am and 6 pm on Sunday, April 20. Bible study at 9:30 am for all ages
Easter Worship S E R V I C E S
Child care for ages birth thru kindergarten during all services.
Applewood Baptist Church 11200 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO www.applewoodbaptist.com
Holy Week Maundy Thursday Service April 17, 7:00 p.m. Sermon: Ò A New CommandmentÓ
Join us for Holy Week starting April 13, 2014
He is Risen!
Palm Sunday (April 13)
Easter Sunday Service April 20, 10:30 a.m. Sermon: Ò The Laughter of the UniverseÓ -Rev. Dr. Jack Cabaness
• 8:00 a.m. Learning Center Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Maundy Thursday (April 17) • 7:00 p.m. Worship, hand-washing and communion
Music: 20-member Chancel Choir * Westminster Presbyterian Church 3990 W. 74th (74th & Bradburn) - 303-429-8508
Good Friday (April 18) • 7:00 p.m. A solemn Tenebrae Service of the Passion of Christ in the Sanctuary
Easter Sunday (April 20) • 6:30 a.m. SONrise Worship - Arvada Cemetery • 10:00 a.m. Worship and decorating the Flowering Cross
5592 Independence St. www.arvadapc.org 303-422-3463
at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
April 13 – Palm Sunday
Worship Service 8 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Breakfast Brunch 7 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 a.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)
11040 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80233
Join Us on the Hill April 13 at 10am for our
email@example.com (across from Thornton Recreation Center)
9:30 a.m. – Palm Parade 10 a.m. – Worship Service 11 a.m. – Donkey Rides
April 17 – Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. – Worship Service
April 18 – Good Friday
6:30 p.m. – International community dinner 7:30 p.m. – Worship Service with South Metro Saints Covenant Churches
April 19 – Egg-stravaganza
11 a.m. – Brunch and egg hunt for children
April 20 – Easter Sunday
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11500 W. 20th Avenue Lakewood, Colorado 80215 303-238-2482 • www.soth.net
6750 Carr Street • Ar Arvada, ada, CO 80004 • 303.421.5135 www.arvadaumc.org
Ward Road Campus | 62nd & Ward Road | Arvada, Colorado 80004 Carr Street Campus | 4890 Carr Street | Arvada, Colorado 80002 Phone: 303.424.2121
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Get hopping on easter plans OK, Easter is right around the corner and you have probably already cheated and bought some candy eggs or whatever to eat before the Easter Bunny has a chance to get to your house. Hey, how can you resist? Practically every store you walk into has a huge display of hundreds of items in those pastel colors and something there is bound to get your attention. That’s OK, I’m munching on a peanut butter and chocolate egg myself as I write this. But, I have a better excuse than most of you because I am the Easter Bunny. Alright, I’m not anymore, but once upon a time, back in the dark ages when I still had all my hair and wore a pants with a 30-inch waist I was the Easter Bunny at Heritage Square! Shhh, don’t tell anybody. My bad boy biker image will go down the drain faster than the toothpaste cap I always seem to drop in the sink. Let’s just keep that between us, OK? Well, it is that time of year again, and I am pleased to let you know that Heritage Square will once again be hosting it’s Annual Easter Fun Day. This year it will be on
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nual Pine Forest Antiques, Home Décor & Garden Show and
on the hunt
Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festivities will include free candy and supplies (while they last), Radio Disney live in the park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a stilt walking clinic (my girlfriend should like that, she’s only 5 ft. tall), Stretch the Clown, balloon artists, face painting and … wait for it … the Easter Bunny will be there! Of course their rides and attractions will also be open and general admission to the park is always free. Heritage Square is located at 18301 West Colfax Ave. here in Golden. For more information check out the website www. heritagesquare.info or give a call at (303) 277-0040.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I try to limit my hunting for eggs to looking at the menu at Denny’s or Village Inn or some other place that serves breakfast, but I know that for many people, Easter is not complete until they have gone on an Easter Egg hunt. The City of Golden has one planned for Saturday, April 19, and it’s going to be at Parfet Park, on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. It starts promptly at 10 a.m. so it’s a good idea to get there a little early or you might miss out on all the fun. This event is sponsored by the Golden Kiwanis Club and is free to attend. You can get more information about it by checking out the Golden Community Calendar at www.cityofgolden.net or call them at (303) 384-8000.
express train to eggville
I know most of you think there is only one Easter Bunny, but seriously, you have to know that they multiply like rabbits, right? Case in point is that there will also be an Easter Bunny at the Colorado Rail-
road Museum on Saturday, April 19, hosting their annual Bunny Express Train. The whole family can hop aboard the Bunny Express for a ride in an authentic 1880’s vintage passenger coach and Spike the Railroad Hound will also be there to greet you. They will have plenty of Easter treats to hand out and the Depot Gift Shop will have some special things for sale to fill up those Easter baskets. The Bunny Express Train will be running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is included with your admission. Prices are adults $15, seniors $10, children $5, families $30. Museum members and children under 2 are free. You can contact the Colorado Railroad Museum at 303-279-4591 or visit their website at www.coloradorailroadmuseum. org. They are located at 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden. John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/ drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multi-media production. Contact him at jaimaging@ aol.com
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Sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. Proceeds benefit qualified nonprofit and public
service organizations and public schools in the Tri-Lakes Area. Go to www.TLWC.net for details.
Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. One-on-one personal training is also available. Call 303-425-9583 for times and fees.
get active Get and stay in shape. Choose from more than 30 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
computeR classes Learn basic to advanced use of the computer in a small class setting at the Community Recreation
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.
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Easter Morning Service
Easter Worship S E R V I C E S
Sunday, April 20th ~ 10am • Choir Presentation • Easter Message • Blossoming of the Cross • Nursery & Pre-School activities available.
Good Friday Candlelight Communion Service, April 18th ~ 7:00pm
Everyone is welcome! Shepherd of Love Fellowship 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield www.shepherdoflove.org Info: 303-466-5749
Sunday, April 13 @ 9:00am: Palm Sunday Wednesday, April 16 @ 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm: Stations of the Cross and Holy Communion Thursday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm: Maundy Thursday Service Friday, April 18 @ 7:00 pm: Good Friday Service Saturday, April 19 @ 7:00 pm: The Great Vigil of Easter Sunday, April 20 @ 9:00 am: Easter Day “By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.”
Rev. Bruce H. Swinehart St James Episcopal Church 8235 W 44th Ave Wheat Ridge CO 80034 Office: (303) 424-1118
Church of the Beloved Ecumenical Catholic Community
HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Palm Sunday, April 12th, 5PM Holy Thursday, April 17th, 6:30PM. Last Supper and Washing of the Feet Good Friday, April 18th, 6:30PM The Passion and Veneration of the Cross Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 19th, 9 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, 8 a.m. The Ecumenical Catholic Communion offers a wonderful way to celebrate your Catholic faith. We invite you to join us for a rich, familiar Mass, a small caring community and Communion open to all: families, singles, divorced, remarried, gay or straight and non-Catholics. There are five ECC parishes in the metro area including Longmont and Ft. Collins.
10500 Grant • northGlenn For more information, call 303-489-7046 www.churchofthebeloved-ecc.org
Golden First Presbyterian Church South Golden Road at W. 16th Ave. 303-279-5591
7:00 pm, April 17th, 2014
9:00 am, April 20th, 2013
Easter egg hunt and breakfast following service.
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West Metrolife Bring others up by chowing down
Elsa (Miriam BC Tobin) takes care of Helen Martins (Deborah Curtis), an artist living in rural South Africa, in “The Road to Mecca.” Photo by Sarah Roshan
The road to a deeper self
Miners Alley Playhouse explores art, aging By Clarke Reader
creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com Aging is an inevitable part of every life, but it is up to each person to determine the grace and dignity with which they move through their later years. Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production is by award-winning South African playwright Athol Fugard, and tells the story of Helen Martins and her journey to aging on her own terms. “The Road to Mecca” will be playing at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave., through May 4. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. According to director Len Matheo, the show follows the true story of Helen Martins (Deborah Curtis), an elderly woman living in South Africa, who goes out on her own in her life and art, and earns the ire of her conservative village. “The show isn’t about politics or religion, but instead is about the power of creativity and independence,” Matheo said. “Fugard also expertly dives into aging, trust and friendship. It’s an amazing play that can explore all these things.” “Miss Helen” — as she is referred to in the play — is living outside of a small village, creating sculptures and living as a kind of pariah. However, when she receives pressure from the Rev. Marius
IF YOU GO WHAT: “The Road to Mecca” WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: Through May 4. 7: 30 p.m. - Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. - Sunday COST: $23 adult $20 senior and youth $12 children under 12 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or www.minersalley.com (Tim Fishbaugh) to move out of her home and go to a retirement home, Elsa (Miriam BC Tobin) helps her stand on her own. Curtis said that “The Road to Mecca” has been on her radar for a long time, an she is thrilled to act in a role that she has long wanted to play. “I feel very privileged to get this chance — it’s not something you get to do often,” she said. “I’m so inspired by the real woman and the real creations that are now in museums.” Martins would go on to become South Africa’s top Outsider Artists, and her home is now a collection of her works. According to information provided by Miners Alley, she was fascinated with the interplay of reflection and space, of light, dark, and different colors. She decorated the inside of her house, and then continued on to her garden, which she filled with biblical
figures, Oriental saints, mythical figures, birds, and castles made from cement, empty bottles, and pieces of glass, which all face east towards Mecca. After 1976 when Martins died, her home — called The Owl House — became a museum. “Her character and strength in not becoming what the culture said she had to be is just amazing,” Curtis said. “Through the course of the play she really discovers her own inner strength, and that was exciting to play.” One of the biggest challenges in bringing the show to life, according to Matheo, was getting the South African dialect right, and so a dialect coach was enlisted to help out the actors. “That accent is a big part of transporting the audience to this village,” he said. “I also did a lot of research about what it would have been like in that time, especially for a woman to speak out the way she did.” Curtis found the character of Martins incredibly relatable, and that is something she is hoping to convey in her performance. She also wants to highlights the inspiring meaning behind Martins’ struggle. “Working on this character brought me to this deep emotional place, especially as an aging woman myself,” Curtis said. “The themes are bigger than just one woman — they’re a struggle we all go through. It was a profound experience.” For more information, call 303-9353044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
On April 24 you can dine out for a cause. There are 250 restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life this year, and they expect to raise more than $300,000. Racines and the Cherry Cricket have participated since day one and several venues have participated for more than 10 years. This event raises money for Project Angel Heart, which supplies essential food and nutrition to those living with HIV/ AIDS and other illnesses such as cancer or diabetes. You can help raise money by simply dining out. Check out the list of restaurants at www.projectangelheart.org. Try a new kid on the block at Old Major, The Populist, Olive & Finch or beast + bottle. Some of the local favorites to try are Fruition, Opus Fine Dining & Wine Bar and Mizuna. Support a great organization for an even better cause by simply Dining Out for Life. Among the participating suburban eateries: Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta (Lone Tree, Littleton, Parker, Golden and Highlands Ranch); 24 Union (Lakewood); Beau Jo’s Colorado Style Pizza (Arvada and Boulder); Bent Fork (Aurora); Bent Noodle (Aurora); Farro’s (Centennial); Foolish Craig’s Cafe (Boulder); Great Scott’s Eatery (Broomfield); The Grill at Legacy Ridge (Westminster); Kachina Southwestern Grill (Westminster); Little India (Lakewood); Marco’s Coal Fired Pizzeria (Inverness area); Old Neighborhood restaurant (Arvada); Romano’s Italian Restaurant (Littleton); Street Kitchen Asian Bistro (Inverness area); Taco House (Lakewood) and The Wooden Table (Greenwood Village).
Ice cream eatery the bombe
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! And the Hilltop and Crestmoor neighborhoods may be screaming the loudest now that the High Point Creamery is coming soon at 215 S. Holly St. on the southwest corner of Holly and Cedar. Husband and wife team Chad Stutz and Erika Thomas are opening their first retail location of High Point Creamery this spring with several more planned. The signature item will be the “bombe,” which Thomas describes as “a molded ice cream dessert that has its origins in Victorian-era France. First we layer ice cream, let it harden, and then we add a meringue, let that harden and then top it off with another layer of delicious ice cream. All of this then sets in an authentic copper mold from the 1960s. After it hardens, the bombe is removed from its mold and sliced like a cake to serve.” High Point also will serve sorbets and unusual ice cream toppings such as candied violets or black lava salt. The Creamery plans to host chefs from notable area restaurants to collaborate on their own specialty offerings.
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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 Eychaner at 303-963-3137.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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
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Visit www.highpointcreamery.com or like them on Facebook to be the first to know of the opening date.
Lombardi back for more The 5th Annual Flight to Luxury Hangar Party which raises money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will welcome Vic Lombardi back for a second year as the official emcee for Flight to Luxury. The CBS4 sportscaster (and a personal favorite of moi) will return to the runway to entertain the audience with his strut down the catwalk and endless jokes.
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.
reCurring/through apriL 12 art shoW “Reflection in Glass,” featuring local and national artists Steve Quintero, Paul Lockwood, Heidi Riha, Tammy Bality, Dave LaMure Jr., Marcia Klump and Lorraine Coyle, is March 13 to April 12 at Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; closed Wednesdays. Go to www. spiritsinthewindgallery.com or call 303-279-1192. reCurring/through apriL 13 theater shoW Evergreen Players presents “Apartment
3A” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from March 21 to April 13, at CenterStage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Tickets available at 303-674-4934 or www. evergreenplayers.org. Show is rated R.
reCurring/through apriL 14 hairspray performanCe Lakewood Cultural Center and
Performance Now Theatre Company present “Hairspray” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays March 28 to April 14, with a 7:30 p.m. show on Thursday, April 10, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets on sale at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets, 303-987-7845 or
The Sept. 12 event will be held at two of the area’s private jet hangars: XJet and Signature Flight Support, at Centennial Airport. Presented by Cuvée Escapes, the event will showcase custom-couture private villas by Cuvée, elite jets, exotic cars, and live entertainment. The goal is to raise $1 million for the Boys & Girls Club. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.flighttoluxury.com.
foundation to honor deangelis As part of the Jeffco Schools Foundation’s fifth annual Love Our Schools Luncheon, Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis will be honored on Thursday, April 10. As principal, DeAngelis became the reassuring voice of the 1999 Columbine shooting tragedy. He ends his 18-year ca-
at the box office.
through April 30, 2014. Call 303-277-0377.
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running sChoLarship The Arvada Running Club is
reunion aLameda High School class of 1964 reunion
offering $1,800 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or more senior high school girls who graduate in May 2014. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvadaarea high school, and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the fourth consecutive year the club has offered scholarships. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. The deadline to apply is April 15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or Trisha Krapes at email@example.com.
reCurring/through apriL 21 free books Jefferson County families with 4-year-old children may pick up a free book at any Jefferson County Public Library location from April 7-21. To find the library closest to you, visit www.jeffcolibrary.org/locations. reCurring/through apriL 30 QuiLt donations The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is
asking for donations of new quilts to benefit flood victims. Quilts must be made of 100 percent cotton fabric, and twin, full and queen sizes are needed. Deliver donations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden; or 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the museum office, 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 102, Golden. Donations will be taken
reer as principal and more than 35 years in public education when the school session ends this spring. In honor of his contributions to Columbine and to students and schools around the nation, DeAngelis will be honored with the 2014 Norma Anderson Lifetime Service Award. The fifth annual Love Our Schools Luncheon is a fundraiser for the programs of Jeffco Schools Foundation. The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 10 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The lifetime service award is named for Jefferson County legislator and education advocate Sen. Norma Anderson.
Eavesdropping on a conversation between a real estate agent buying “open
organizers are seeking graduates for the upcoming celebration. Contact Judi Kaiser Floyd, 303-690-3463 or judifloyd@comcast. net, with your address, telephone number and email address, by the end of April. The celebration is Aug. 16-17 at the Lakewood Country Club, 6600 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood.
reCurring/through may 4 road to Mecca Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Road to Mecca” from March 28 to May 4 at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. For showtimes and tickets, call 303-935-3044 or go to www.minersalley.com. reCurring/through may 19 foreign poLiCy Jefferson County Public Library will once again offer the Great Decisions program at the Columbine and Evergreen libraries. The foreign policy discussion group is for those who are interested in learning more about current events. Each program is presented in a balanced and non-partisan way, and includes background information, current data and policy options for each issue. See jeffcolibrary.org/events for dates and topics. Meetings are open to all. Call 303-235-5275. reCurring/through may 21 Your Week continues on Page 18
house,” “under contract” and “sold” signs with a customer-service representative at RMD Signs, a real estate and commercial signs manufacturer in Englewood: “I guess I look awfully optimistic buying all these signs when I haven’t even shown the house yet. But I am optimistic it will sell and sell quick in this market.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-619-5209.
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NEW HOURS The cardio/weight room at the Apex PRD Com-
munity Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, is now open Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4-8 p.m. The new hours are in effect through May 21. Call 303-425-9583.
RECURRING/MARCH TO JUNE ART CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Lakewood Arts Council, 85 S. Union Blvd., Unit B, presents several classes and workshops from March to June. Call 303-980-0625 or go to www. lakewoodartscouncil.org for complete schedule and information. Completed registration form and payment required prior to class registration. The instructor will call new students to discuss experience, share the materials needed and answer questions. Classes include beginning watercolor (May 1, June 5); book discussion (April 18); jewelry making (earrings, April 15; pendants, April 29 and May 6); florals in watercolor (April 15); kids drawing (June 11, 18, 25).
for entries for the “Cats, Dogs & Birds” and “Creature Feature” exhibits, which run May 5-20 at 85 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood. Registration deadline is April 28 for both. Registration for the “Artists Choice 2014” juried exhibit is May 5. The exhibit, which features monetary awards, runs from May 12 to June 13 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Fees to exhibit vary. Contact the arts council at 303 980-0625 or www. lakewoodartscouncil.org.
TUESDAY/APRIL 29 ART LEAGUE The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet 7-9 p.m.
p.m. May 4 at the Green Center, in the Colorado School of Mines campus, 16th and Cheyenne streets, Golden. Purchase tickets at www.jeffsymphony.org or call 303-278-4237.
SUNDAY/MAY 4 SPRING CONCERT Young Voices of Colorado presents “It Takes a Village” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Tickets available at www.newmancenterpresents.com or 303-871-7720. LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 5-11
Tuesday, April 29, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, local well-known artist Pat Barr Clarke will present a demonstration about using watercolors. Anyone in the Denver metro area is welcome to come to meet other artists and learn different painting techniques. Call 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356 or email lartus1@ msn.com or email@example.com.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT The 34th Annual Glen Hines Senior Memorial Tournament is May 5-11 at the Arvada Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada. Register online at usta.com for tournament ID #257211914, visit apexprd.org for an entry form, or mail/deliver entries to the Arvada Tennis Center. The registration deadline is April 28. Visit apexprd.org or call 303-420-1210 for more information.
SIGNING SMART Learn how to integrate ASL signs and Signing Smart strategies into daily live at Signing Smart play classes for children ages 5 months to 2 years. Classes are filled with songs and activities to engage parents and children. Classes are 45 minutes, from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June 11 at Full Moon Books, 9106 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Register at 303-317-5795 or www.oursweetbeginnings.com. Contact rina@ SigningChild.com for information.
CASA TRAINING The next volunteer training for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties begins Thursday, May 1. Course includes approximately 40 hours of online and classroom training. All in-person sessions will be at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Previous experience is not necessary, just compassion for children and the desire make a difference in our community. Contact Susan Manfredi at 303-271-6537 or susanmanfredi@ casajeffcogilpin.com.
CONCERT ACOUSTIC Alley presents Dan Navarro in concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9 at the Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. For tickets and information, call 303-935-1389 or go to www.acousticalley.org.
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NONPROFIT VENDORS Applications for nonprofit participants are being accepted for the 43th annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair. Nonprofit groups seeking to exhibit their services and recruit volunteers will pay a fraction of the booth fee that other vendors pay to participate in the festival. Applications are available at www.peoplesfair.com. Contact the CHUN office at 303-830-1651. The People’s Fair is June 7-8.
CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Confluence a cappella choir presents its 2013-14 season of concerts. Concerts are 3 p.m. at the church, 9200 W. 10th, Lakewood. Call 303279-2932 or visit www.confluencechoir.org for tickets and more information. Schedule includes:
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LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 27 ART AUCTION The closing bid party for Horses and Happiness: Honoring Claire Davis, an art auction benefit, is Sunday, April 27, at Wildcat Coffee, 11651 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Jennifer Moorehead and other local artist are participating. A virtual version of the show will run simultaneously on So All May Create’s www. buy-local-art.co. Proceeds from the artwork will benefit the Clair Davis fund, which broadly supports Arapahoe High School and the surrounding community with support for mental health care, anti-bullying programs, and other community needs. SUNDAY/APRIL 27 BACKYARD FARMING Learn from the experts how to start a backyard vegetable garden, what plants are most appropriate for Colorado, and everything you ever wanted to know about how to prepare your soil. You will also learn about local community groups where you can connect with other passionate backyard farmers and also how to get extra harvest to local food pantries for our neediest neighbors. Program is at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at West Woods, 17201 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Call to reserve your seat, 303-209-4394. MONDAY/APRIL 28; Monday/May 5 EXHIBIT ENTRIES The Lakewood Arts Council is calling
MAY 2: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will entertain all comers
with their excellent Variety Show. Every Sunday the choir leads us in worship. Come to see and hear their hidden talents.
p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets available at www.Lakewood. org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or at the box office. Go to www. BalletAriel.org or call 303-945-4388 for information.
DANCE PERFORMANCE Hannah Kahn Dance Company
FORE KIDS West Woods Elementary plans its fifth annual “Fore
ORCHESTRA FINALE The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra wraps up its season with a Celebration of Spring concert at 3
LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 6-8 ROCKY FLATS The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents “Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid” from June 6-8. Programming details can be found at www. arvadacenter.org. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 10 to July 3; July 8-31
ORIGINAL BALLET Ballet Ariel’s “Coppelia” is presented at 2
ALL-BREED SHOW ARS (A Rising Star) Open All Breed Shows at A Rising Star Equestrian Center, 9470 Indiana Street, Arvada. Shows are May 18, Aug. 3 and Oct. 26 in the indoor and outdoor arenas with room for warm up. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Classes at 9 a.m. Information and entry forms at 303-431-4675, www. ARisingStarEqCenter.com/horse-shows, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPRING HOEDOWN Golden First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., will celebrate a spring hoedown from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the church hall. The program will include a chuckwagon dinner, a pie and cake auction, a silent auction, and plenty of line dancing.
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POTTERY SALE Potters for Peace is seeking volunteers to help with its annual sale and to donate pots. Set-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9. Also, volunteers with trucks are needed at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, to bring pots back to Sue Howell’s house in Morrison. A picnic will follow. Donations of pottery and people to collect and deliver pots are also needed. Contact Sue Howell at 303-697-1622 or email@example.com.
FASHION LUNCHEON Denver West Women’s Connection presents its May spring fashion luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458 for reservations.
SPRING CONCERT The Golden Concert Choir will perform its spring concert “Grant Us Peace” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Golden High School, 701 24th St., Golden. Concert will be preceded by a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
GARDENING CAMP Junior Master Gardener certificate program offers hands-on learning about plants, water, soil, conservation and more. Session A for third- to fifth-graders is June 10 to July 3; session B is for grades 6-8, and returning students, and is July 8-31. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8412 N. Alkire St., Arvada. Contact Emily Grilli at Emily.Grilli@co.nacdnet.net or 720-544-2873 to register. Go to www.jeffersonconservationdistrict.org/urban-agriculture/ jmg-program/.
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JUNE 1: The concert series wraps up with the world premier of “When God Lets My Body Be,” commissioned by Confluence from composer Jan Krzywicki. Mr. Krzywicki and his wife, collaborative pianist Susan Nowicki, travel from Philadelphia, to join the choir in presenting the featured piece and many others of Mr. Krzywicki’s compositions.
presents Cross Purposes and Other Dances at 7:30 p.m. May 2-3 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 410 S. Allison Parkway. For tickets, call 303-987-7845 or www.lakewood.org/tickets. Go to http://www.hannahkahndance.org/ for more about the dance company.
the Kids” golf tournament Friday, May 16, at West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker St., Arvada. Money raised will go toward new computers for the school. The 18-hold scramble tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. All ability levels are welcome; adults only. Sponsorships available. Register at www. westwoodselementaryptsa.com/golf-tournament. Fee includes golf, cart, lunch, T-shirt and goodie bag.
LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 17-18 INDIAN MARKET The Tesoro Cultural Center presents the 14th annual Indian Market & Powwow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. The event features native Southwestern art, cuisine, dance, music and hands-on educational activities for the kids. Call Carolyn Doran at 303-839-1671 or visit www. tesoroculturalcenter.org.
BIKE EVENT City of Golden is looking for food vendors interested in participating in the overall finish festivities for Ride the Rockies bike event Friday, June 13. The event will draw 2,000 cyclists as well as support staff, fans and family of the riders. Vendors should be prepared to serve food between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in more information regarding vending at the event, contact Julie Brooks at 303-384-8013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of desired food offerings is available. SUNDAY/JUNE 15, JULY 20, AUG. 17, SEPT. 21 HORSE SHOWS Colorado Stock Horse Association Open All Breed Shows at Indiana Equestrian Center, 7500 Indiana St., Arvada, meets the third Sunday of each month from June to September (June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21). Large outdoor arena with second arena for warm up. Registration at 7:30 a.m. Classes at 8:30 a.m. Information and entry forms at 720-9352026 (call or text), or 303-424-4977 (call or text). Go go www. ColoradoStockHorse.com or email ColoradoStockHorse@yahoo. com. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 12-13 ART FESTIVAL The inaugural Art on the Green fine art festival is planned for July 12-13 in downtown Lyons. A portion of proceeds from the festival will benefit the Lyons Community Foundation. Artist applications are available at http://www. lyonsartfestival.com.
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open Mic Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music TeacheRs Association Suburban Northwest meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments.
Republicans Men meeting The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County.
WoMen neTWoRking Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-438-6783, or go online to info@OurConnection.org.
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FedeRal eMployees The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions. Rocky MounTain Team Survivor, a health, education and
sional Women meets the first Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP.
fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Avenue (entrance on Maxwell Avenue.). Learn more at rockymtn-teamsurvivor.org.
business spiRiTualiTy Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit www.bhsmilehi.org or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933.
fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be from 7-8 a.m. at La Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster.
aMeRican legion Auxiliary presents Burger Nite, 5-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Post 178, 1655 Simms St., Lakewood. Members, their guests and active military invited for varied food and reasonable prices. Visit www.alpost178.org. aRvada biz Connection www.meetup.com/Arvada-Business-Connection/ is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098. enTRepReneuRs club The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran
Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email
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Association meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go online to www.rminventor. org for details.
Rocky MounTain Team Survivor, a health, education and
fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Avenue (entrance on Maxwell
calMup JouRney Prefer to help yourself rather than do the coaching or psychotherapy thing? Let me share with you free information about the CalmUp Journey, a one-page self-examination worksheet for men and women. Join me for coffee or tea 8-9 a.m. most Fridays at Whole Foods Market Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Let me know you’re planning to be there so we’re sure to connect. Contact www.DrLorieGose.com or 303-500-2340. saTuRdays coloRado ciTizens for Peace meets 10:30-11:30 a.m.
every Saturday at the intersections of West 52nd and Wadsworth Boulevard to try to bring an end to the wars. Signs will be furnished for those who do not have them. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or email@example.com.
conscious cReaTion Explore holistic health resources at the Conscious Creation Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St. in Lakewood. Learn from holistic-health practitioners and get information about products, services and alternative/ complementary therapies through learning-lab presentations. Admission fee applies; for more information, contact Cheryl Roach at 303-885-8584 or go online to www.consciouscreationfair.com. MediTaTion classes Various styles of meditation will
be explored 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Saturday at PranaTonic, 807 14th St., Golden. We’ll begin with a short introduction to meditation and what to expect followed by a meditation period of 30-40 minutes and time at the end for group discussion. Call 303-274-5733. Visit www.PranaTonic.com.
Rocky MounTain Shipwrights is a wood ship modeling club that meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Rockler’s Woodworking and Hardware Store, 2553 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The club also has a workshop at the Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. We meet here at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Go to www. rockymountainshipwrights.org for information. ongoing /educaTion discussion gRoups Covenant Village hosts Wednesdays at 2 p.m. This series of monthly events features expert speakers on a wide variety of educational and entertaining topics. Please plan to attend one, several or all of our programs, held at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for driving directions and to reserve your place. Come early for refreshments; fellowship
lectures begin at 2 p.m. To learn more about the residency options and lifestyle at Covenant Village of Colorado, call us at 303-424-4828.
esl classes — Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. 44th St. in Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a free series of English as a Second Language classes for adults 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday nights. These classes will emphasize a conversational method of instruction. Beginner through advanced classes are offered. You may register on any Thursday night. For directions or more information, call the church at 410-442-5800 or go to our website at www.cpcwheatridge.org. ongoing /Fine Arts
concoRdia luTheRan Church Choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service three out of four Sundays per month. The church is at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain). If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact Joan at joan@ concordialcms.org or 303-989-5260. dance club — Blue Nova Dance Club meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays every month at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court in Wheat Ridge. For more information or dance lessons, contact Dave at 303-578-6588 or email BlueNova.RoundDanceClub@gmail.com. Music peRFoRMances Patrice LeBlanc performs on keyboard and vocals 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Purple Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 2610 Youngfield St. Call 303-237-1133 for more information. singeRs needed The Troubadours Choir is looking for a director and new members. This is a volunteer choir, comprised mostly of seniors. The Troubadours meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 45th and Wadsworth. For more information, call Gary at 303-477-1380. syMphony audiTions The Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for concertmaster (includes an honorarium), principal viola (includes an honorarium) and all section strings. Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, September through May, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303-980-0400 for requirements, appointment and further information. Weekly Music Jazz @ the Creek is every first Wednesday of the month at Living Water Unity, 59th and Vance in Olde Town Clubs continues on Page 22
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How to make pizza JUSt a Bit HealtHier By Metro Creative Connection
izza may have had humble beginnings, but today it is one of the most popular foods worldwide. More than five billion pizzas are sold across the globe each year, and pizza accounts for 10 percent of all food-service
Although pizza has many positive attributes, few consider pizza a healthy meal. Laden with cheese and high-calorie meats, pizza is often referred to as a guilty pleasure. However, there are a variety of ways to make the pizza you love better for your body. • Downplay the cheese. Pizza originated in Naples, Italy, and it has been said the first pizzas were comprised of just dough and sauce and no cheese. Restaurants that favor more authentic pizzas of the past will not rely heavily on cheese when preparing their pizzas. Instead of ordering a pizza with extra cheese, opt for minimal cheese to add just a subtle component of flavor to the pizza. Such an alteration to the recipe can reduce the saturated fat and cholesterol in pizza by a considerable amount. • Savor the tomatoes. Tomatoes provide a bevy of health benefits. The carotenoids, specifically lycopene, found in tomatoes have a number of beneficial
properties, including preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. According to a report from researchers at Athens Medical School that was published in Nutrition Research, a daily 70 gram portion of tomato paste containing roughly 33 mg of lycopene was associated with an improvement in flow-mediated dilation, a measure of a blood vessel’s ability to relax. Tomatoes can help lower blood pressure, and they provide other heart benefits as well. Enjoying extra sauce on pizza and supplementing with sliced, cooked tomatoes can help make pizza healthier. • Choose whole-wheat crust. More restaurants are adding whole-grain pizzas to their menus. By switching to a whole-wheat crust, you can boost your fiber intake by as much as 50 percent. High-fiber foods help to regulate cholesterol levels in the blood and help you to feel fuller longer, reducing the likelihood that you will overeat. Fiber also helps the digestive tract by making a person more regular. Whole-grain foods have a lower glycemic index than processed grains as well, meaning they won’t cause rapid bloodsugar spikes, which can be advantageous to those with diabetes. • Top pizza with vegetables. Instead of salt- and fat-heavy meats like pepperoni, ham or sausage, top your pizza with fresh vegetables. Peppers, tomatoes, olives, broccoli, and spinach each deliver a wealth
of vitamins and minerals, and are a great way to add more fiber to your diet. • Opt for thin-crust. Different areas of the country and the world favor different types of pizza. In the United States, New Yorkers prefer thin-crust pizza while the Windy City is synonymous with deep-dish pizza. While the debate continues as to which type of crust is better, switching to a thinner crust may have certain health benefits. Thick crusts pack more calories into each and every slice. When paired with cheese and other toppings, a slice of deep-dish pizza, while delicious, may contain more calories than is wise to eat in one sitting. Brick-oven pizza parlors generally offer whisper-thin crusts sparingly touched with cheese, sauce and basil to produce the classic Margherita pie, making such pizza a healthier alternative than New York- or Chicago-style pizza. • Pair pizza with salad. One way to make pizza healthier is to avoid overindulging. It is easy to overdo it with pizza, but try to cut your portion size in half, replacing that extra slice of pizza with a salad or side order of steamed vegetables to fill up without overindulging. Pizza is a popular food across the globe. And while pizza may not be the healthiest food, a few simple ingredient changes can make pizza a much more nutritional meal.
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Arvada. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to an hour of
great jazz. For more information, call 720-935-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING /HEALTHCARE BOOT CAMP Get out of the gym and get results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Revamp your fitness routine by getting out of your routine. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling Street and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ FrontRangeBootCamp.com or go online to www.FrontRangeBootCamp.com.
stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of wellbeing. Class led by Shari Turney, a registered yoga instructor with specialized training through Yoga for Survivors. Class offered 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sundays at Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Contact Shari Turney at 720-319-3703 or email@example.com before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice.
ONGOING /RECREATION, CLUBS AND SERVICES
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets at 1 p.m. every second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas, 303-517-8558. FIGHTING FRAUD The District Attorney’s Office offers free Power Against Fraud seminars for groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Don’t become a victim of identity theft or other consumer fraud. Contact Cary Johnson, 303-271-6980, for more information.
AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,000 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303-322-4440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at www.daccaa.org.
FLATIRONS VIEW Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at The Depot at Five Parks, 13810 W. 85th Ave. in Arvada. Polish your speaking and presentation skills in a fun, instructional, nurturing environment. For more information visit http://9407.toastmastersclubs.org/.
“Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUFFALO TOASTMASTERS meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at the Federal Highway Administration building, 12300 W. Dakota Ave., Lakewood. Toastmasters is an international organization that is a fun and supportive environment to learn and practice public speaking skills. All are welcome. More information is available at www. buffalotoastmasters.org.
FOOD PANTRY God’s Table Food Pantry is open 9-11 a.m. every third Saturday of each month, and 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday each month for Jefferson County residents who meet certain federal guidelines. God’s Table and Food Pantry is located at 6400 W. 26th Ave. in Edgewater, behind the Vietnamese Central Baptist Church. For more information, call Beverly at 303-525-7685.
HOME CARE Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home
CANSURVIVE IS a support group for those who have experi-
HEALTH GROUP A women’s health group with the motto
care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations. To learn more, go online to www.AlwaysBestCare.com/DenverWest or call 303-952-3060.
TAI CHI is now taught at Lakeview Wellness and Event Center 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 303-989-6300 or 303-730-0986 for cost information and reservations. WEIGHT LOSS — The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week
program meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers. For information on cost or to preregister, call Chris at 720-320-2394.
YOGA FOR Survivors Whether you’re a longtime cancer
survivor, in treatment or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased
enced or are receiving cancer treatment. The meeting format is simple with an opening invocation followed by brief member introductions along with a check-in to see how attendees are doing. The discussion topic centers around healing and healing modalities, and may include a guest speaker or a guidedhealing visualization. The free support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month at Mile High Church, 9079 West Alameda Ave., Lakewood. For more information or support do not hesitate to contact Lawrence Connors RScP at 303-910-3473 or Lawrence-RScP@msn.com.
COLUMBINE #96 Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. the first and
third Thursday of each month at the Golden Lodge, 400 Tenth St. in Golden. Youth activities for girls ages 10-19. Contact Eve at email@example.com or 303-424-0134.
DOG TRAINER program Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is offering a “Become a Dog Trainer” program in Arvada and Denver. The licensed nonprofit organization rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue, or amount of time needed. The dog trainer program includes puppy, basic obedience and behavior solutions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-239-0382 for an application or more information.
PLACES OF WORSHIP To list your congregation services call 303-566-4100 G/WR/L
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Proclaiming Christ to the Mountains and Plains www.SaintJoanCatholic.org 12735 W 58th Ave · 80002 · 303-420-1232 Daily Masses: 8:30 AM, Mon-Sat Confessions: After Mass, Mon, Wed-Fri; Sat: 9:00-10:00 AM; 4:00-4:45 PM Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM
sanc uary Foothills
Join us for worship and discover how God is always better than you thought. See you soon! (childcare is provided)
Saturdays @ 5:30 2981 Bergen Peak Dr. • Evergreen CO Info@thesanctuarydowntown.org
Arvada Christian Church 8010 West 62nd Avenue
Worship.............................9:30 am Wed. Night Bible Study/meal...6:00 pm Nursery Available
George Morrison, Senior Pastor 62nd & Ward Road
Family Worship Center Saturday ....................................................5:00 pm Sunday ..................................9:00 am & 10:45 am Wednesday ...............................................6:30 pm
4890 Carr Street
Sunday ....................................................10:30 am
Golden First Presbyterian Church
On the round-about at South Golden Rd. and West 16th Ave. Sunday Praise & Worship................. ......9:00 am Fellowship Time .....................................10:00 am Church School ................................ .......10:30 am
Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave.
303-279-5282 www.jeffersonunitarian.org A Religious Home for the Liberal Spirit Service Times: 9:15am / 11:00am Religious education for all ages. Nursery care provided.
Auctions Auction on 4/8/2014 at 11am Unit 20/21: Car Parts and tools U-Store-It CO 3311 W. 97th Ave Westminster, CO 80031
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Instruction PIANO LESSONS!
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A PLACE TO DO LIFE
SERVICE TIMES Sunday: 9 aM and 10:30 aM WedneSday: 6:30 PM
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FOR ALL AGES 9725 W. 50th • Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 421-3800 Main
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GARAGE & ESTATE SALES
Bridal Salon closed.80+wedding Gowns to sell all at 50% off tag prices.Spread the word to all Brides-to-Be!!! APRIL 25-27, 10:00am - 3:00pm.All proceeds will go to benefit Rosies Ranch in Parker.This is a wonderful organization where children with deafness or other oral language hurdles can expand verbal and reading skills through equine connections. All of these dresses are new or Designer samples and will be selling at 50% off the retail tags. APRIL 25,26,27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 pm at Rosies Ranch, 10556 E Parker Rd. Parker, CO . PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ANY FUTURE BRIDES YOU MAY KNOW AS THIS IS A GREAT SAVINGS!!!
Congregation Beth Shalom Chocolate Seder April 12, 2014 www.cbsdenver.org for information
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Farm Products & Produce 719-775-8742
Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322 schmidtfamilyfarms.com
Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale
$11.00 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744 Franktown
Estate Sale April 12th 8am - 3pm
7645 S. Cook Way Centennial, CO 80122
Arts & Crafts Spring Craft & Bake Sale
at American Legion Post 21 500 9th St Golden Saturday April 12, 9am-4pm Sloppy Joes, Chips & Soda $3 Crafters needed $15 a table Call Rita at 720-469-4033 Monday-Friday
ELECTRIC BIKES Adult 2-Wheel Bicycles & & 3 wheel Trikes No Drivers License, Registration or Gas needed 303-257-0164
Grain Finished Buffalo
CHURCH OF DENVER
HOLISTIC GATHERINGS The Resonance Center, 6650 W.
quartered, halves and whole
GIRL SCOUTS Snowboard. Scuba dive. Sleep over in a museum or at the zoo. Go backstage at a concert or a Broadway play. Even stage your own Project Runway. Girl Scouts turns normal days into days you’ll remember all your life. Girl Scouts offers girls of all ages and backgrounds a safe place to explore the world and discover their potential. There are now more flexible ways to be a Girl Scout than joining a troop. To explore your options, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org, email inquiry@ gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708.
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Miriam M. Dixon
GEM/MINERAL CLUB The North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month at the Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The meetings are open to the public.
Please join us for our weekend and mid-week services
FOOD PANTRY Agape Life Church (ALC) distributes Jefferson County commodity foods from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, at ALC, 5970 W. 60th Ave. in Arvada. ALC provides this service to all Jefferson County residents. If you have questions, call 303431-6481.
TOY POODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE.
CKC registered. $500.00 Cream color. Average grown weight 6-7 lbs. Available May 1st email@example.com
Firewood Pine/Fur & Aspen
Split & Delivered $225 Stacking available extra $25 Some delivery charges may apply depending on location. Hauling scrap metal also available (appliances, batteries etc.) Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173
Furniture 96"x76"x18" Entertainment Center Beautiful Cherry Finish, Lighted Cabinets, Ample Storage. Bargain Price at $395 303-384-9491 Full size hide a bed Emerald & gray, 2 pillows Made by Lazy-Boy $150 303-875-5918 Kid's Pottery Barn Table w/4 chairs (Honey table, navy chairs) 2 matching navy shelves w/6 baskets, canvas picture all for $500/obo. Light wood kid's table w/4 chairs $40 719-649-3077
Health and Beauty
Autos for Sale 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 61,000 miles, very clean, silver, $10,500 (303)926-9645 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad cab 4x4, 23,600 miles 6.7 Liter Cummins Turbo Diesel 6 speed automatic, AM/FM Sirus, tow pkg w/5thwheel hitch Dually rear tires, 7 yr warr. (303)470-1620 $38,000 shown by appointment FOR SALE - 1997 Lincoln Towncar - 75,000 miles, leather interior, power everything, sun roof - wellmaintained - great condition $6000 - call 970-356-5608
RV’s and Campers Dont miss this! Why buy new, barely used 2010 Keystone Hideout 27' w/slide out Trvl trailer, over 1k extra accessories incl. $17,900 303-771-1688
Health Professional expanding in Denver area seeking 5 wellness focused individuals - enthusiastic collaborative for business partners. Exceptionally fun work, Limitless Income 303-666-6186
Cash for all Cars and Trucks
English Saddles - Great condition 303-472-1350
Grow 8-12 feet yearly. $17-$23 delivered. Potted. Brochure online:
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DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to www.developmentaldisabled.org Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832
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44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, offers Holistic Happy Hours 4-7 p.m. on the second Thursday every month with light snacks and tea for everyone. We invite the community to join this social and wellness event that offers acupuncture, massage, reflexology, psychotherapy and coaching, and energy work.
Jeffco SpellbinderS meets the third Monday of each month at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 38th and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge. The Spellbinders is dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time. Grade-school children in Jefferson County benefit from the volunteer who visits their classroom monthly. Requests from schools are greater than we can currently fill. Training and placement available, contact jcspellbinders@ comcast.net to become involved. The kids need you.
recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or go to DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also can help with addiction counseling. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-431-1754.
no Kill Colorado’s monthly meeting is from 6:30-9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Lakewood HealthSource, 963 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood. Everyone interested in learning about the No Kill movement is welcome. No Kill Colorado’s purpose is to facilitate a Colorado whose shelters are open admission and saving a minimum of 90 percent of the animals.
Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. The meetings provide 12-step help and fellowship. Individuals of all ages coming together to support recovery for compulsive overeaters, bulimics, anorexics and exercise addicts.
peripheral neuropathy Support Group The Lakewood Branch of the Rocky Mountain Neuropathy Association meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 7100 W. Mississippi Ave., Lakewood. For more information about the Lakewood Branch Support Group, call Rose at 303-279-3511 or email cvm8@ comcast.net.
Jeffco Sertoma Club meets the first and third Thursdays at Cafe del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Contact CJ Farr, 303-985-3278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. narconon remindS families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to
overeaterS anonymouS meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist
Quilt topS The Jeffco Hand Quilters are 18 women who gather every Monday to turn quilt tops into finished heirloom quilts. The group will do estimates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 14th and Brentwood. Money earned from the quilting is donated to the Action Center, helping feed and clothe those who need assistance. You may call Mary Wollenhaupt at 303-986-1381 for more information. We also welcome quilters to join our group.
some houses on my street that have a lot of junk in the yard,” Morrison said. It’s an issue Jamie Segal code enforcement officer for the Golden Police Department is familiar with. Segal has stepped up patrols in the neighborhood to ensure that abandoned vehicles are taken care of and that trash is kept out of yards and driveways. “I think the neighborhood looks pretty good,” Officer Segal said. Jack Hayden, a 22 year resident at Golden Heights said he has witnessed Segal patrolling the neighborhood at least twice a week. “He lives there practically,” Hayden said. Vince Auriemma, deputy director and city engineer, was on hand to show traffic and speed counts; a concern voiced by many residents. Au-
riemma along with city staff were able to determine that traffic and speed are actually pretty low through the Golden Heights neighborhood and will continue to work on paving projects throughout the area. Overall, it seemed that residents both new and old to the neighborhoods were satisfied with staff’s efforts but Hayden is still annoyed with loud exhausts from diesel trucks coming down the mountains and would like to see signage along 1-70 letting truckers know of a noise ordinance. “Why don’t we have a sign up there?” Hayden said who added he would like to see paving along W. 4th Avenue. “Other than that, everything’s good.”
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Jeffco Fairgounds just off the West 6th Avenue. Service Road and Orchard Road. “I just want to learn about my neighborhood and be a part of it,” Debbie Morrison, a new Golden Heights resident said. “I really, really like it, there a couple of little things but for the most part I love it,” Morrison said of her neighborhood. “A couple of little things” that Morrison spoke about included code enforcement which is a major area of concern to residents in the Golden Heights neighborhood. “There are
To submit a calendar listing, send information by noon Friday to email@example.com.
pet vaccinationS Low-cost pet vaccinations at SpayToday 3-4 p.m. every Sunday. Call 303-984-7729 for more information.
north Jeffco Republican Women meets the second Tuesday of every month at the 911 Driving School, 9100 100th Ave., Suite B-4, Westminster. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m., meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Each month outstanding speakers present information vital to our community. Come join us to deepen your knowledge of election candidates, current legislation, and upcoming events. Both men and women are invited to attend. Admission is free.
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crossword • sudoku
GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope
SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF ApRil 7, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another co-worker. listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until you’ve heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence.
crossword • sudoku & weekly horoscope
GALLERY OF GAMES
CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Getting used to change isn’t always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon you’ll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Continue to stay the course you’ve chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Although you earned plaudits from most co-workers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and you’re ready to pick it up on a moment’s notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. in the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some stillreluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Don’t wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your passion for doing the right thing inspires others to follow your well-trodden path toward justice. © 2014 King Features Synd., inc.
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Arvada West’s Erin Rawe-Thomas and Abby Kostelecky run side-by-side and stride for stride in the 3200 meter event Wednesday at Jeffco Stadium. Rawe-Thomas went on to win the race. Photo by Daniel Williams
Pomona boys, Lakewood girls best in 5A Jeffco County track meet helps teams prep for state By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@ coloradocommunitymedia.com LAKEWOOD - Pomona’s boys escaped the 5A Jeffco Track & Field League Meet with a one point victory Wednesday at Jeffco Stadium. The Panthers posted a team score of 125, which was one point better than Chatfield who finished second with 124 points.
Arvada West finished third with 91 points, two points better than Lakewood’s fourth place finish with 89 points. Bear Creek (74), Standley Lake (69), Columbine (62), Ralston Valley (34) and Dakota Ridge (22) rounded out the finished of the nine 5A Jeffco schools who participated in the meet. But it was Pomona who was best-inshow winning four of the 18 boy’s events including the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x200 meter relay. The Panthers had two individual winners including Nate O’Neill who won the pole vault with a 12 foot 6 inch distance. In addition, Marcelo Laguera won the
800 meters for Pomona in 2:02.19. And Bear Creek’s Olabisi Johnson proved to be the fastest man at the meet winning the 110 meters in 15.09. In the girl’s side of the meet Lakewood proved to be best as they dominated the girl’s meet with a team score of 174 points. Ralston Valley finished second with 142 points, followed by third place Arvada West with 120 points and fourth place Pomona (94). Bear Creek and Standley Lake finished tied for fifth with 48 points each, Columbine finished seventh (46), Chatfield finished eighth (44) and Dakota Ridge finished ninth (15).
But it was the Tigers who blew out the girl’s field winning seven of 18 events including winning both the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay races. In addition, Lakewood’s Claire Harris won both the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, and Audrey Hogenkamp won the high jump clearing 5 feet. A-West finished third as a team but had won four girl’s events including the 100 and 400 meter races. The Wildcats also won the 1600 meter (Savannah Wiman 05:33.84) and the 3200 meter (Erin Rawe-Thomas in 12:24.60).
D’Evelyn girls trying to replace lost talent Jaguars show signs of flashes but need time to develop By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@coloradocommunitymedia. com LAKEWOOD - D’Evelyn girls’ soccer was just gaining some traction before running into 4A Jeffco’s best team. And the Jaguars were slowed down and then shutout 3-0 by Evergreen Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Jags were thinking upset as they matched the Cougars intensity for the first half ,taking a 0-0 game into halftime. However, Evergreen’s star Jahna Pusedu lived up to her reputation and scored three second half goals for an impressive hat trick. Pusedu, who already has seven goals on seven games this season, singlehandedly took the game over and left Jaguars’ defenders helpless. The Cougars also put an end to what D’Evelyn was hoping was the start of a win
streak after winning back-to-back games. The Jaguars beat Lakewood 2-1 in overtime at Lakewood Memorial Field before going into spring break. Freshman Emma Denton and senior Emily Garnier both scored in the unofficial battle for Lakewood. D’Evelyn returned from spring break and beat Centaurus 2-0 Wednesday at North Area Athletic Complex. Garnier and senior Katie Cuniff each scored for the Jaguars and sophomore goaltender Courtney Stutheit was unbreakable in their shutout victory. However, this season D’Evelyn is struggling to replace six seniors lost to graduation last year, including leading scorer Madi Hall, who recorded eight goals last season. Moreover, those six seniors accounted for a total of 30 points last season. This season the Jaguars are trying to fill in those gaps by committee while they try and develop the same team that helped them push Green Mountain and Evergreen for a 4A Jeffco league title last season. But even during their transition they
D’Evelyn senior and team leader Katie Cuniff closes in on her Evergreen opponent Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Photo by Daniel Williams have managed to remain competitive, keeping themselves within striking distance in each of their losses this season.
D’Evelyn (2-4, 0-1 in league play) will play Green Mountain Thursday, at Lakewood Memorial Field at 4 p.m.
S Wheat Ridge ruins Arvada’s 1964 rememberance
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Iconic Irv Brown tosses first pitch but Bulldogs still fall By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@coloradocommunitymedia. com ARVADA - Two was better than one for Wheat Ridge on Saturday. The Farmers spoiled Arvada’s day, beating the home team 10-0 at Arvada High School. The Bulldogs honored their 1964 state championship team before the game as Colorado sports icon and former Arvada head coach Irv Brown threw out the first pitch. But the Bulldogs could have used Brown for a few more innings because Wheat Ridge put on a hitting clinic for the old coach. The Farmers scored two runs in each of the game’s five innings getting big offensive efforts from two of their players. Wheat Ridge sophomore Chase Powell went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. In addition, junior Garrett O’Keefe
went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. But while the Farmers’ offense will get most of the credit for their big win, their pitching should not go overlooked. Wheat Ridge senior starting pitcher Lane Wagoner and sophomore Damian Padilla combined for a four-hit shutout, with Wagoner recording the victory. The win was the Farmers third straight. The loss was the Bulldogs second straight — in ugly fashion. Arvada was beat 23-1 by Green Mountain last Wednesday. Still, the Bulldogs look very much improved this season under new head coach Gino Carbajal and their two wins this season are just one less than they had in all of 2013. Arvada (2-4) will host Alameda Thursday at 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge (4-2) has outscored the last three opponents 25-12 and has scored at least seven runs in four of the first six games of the season. The Farmers will host Conifer Thursday at 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge is one of just two teams in 4A Jeffco with an undefeated record. On the flip side, Arvada is one of just two teams still looking for a first league win.
With one of the best views of the city anywhere behind him Arvada pitcher Joe Harris delivers a pitch against Wheat Ridge Saturday at Arvada High School. Photo by Daniel Williams
SPORTS QUIZ 1) Who were the last teammates before Baltimore’s Manny Machado and Chris Davis in 2013 to lead the A.L. in doubles and home runs in the same season? 2) How many times did New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio have seasons of more RBIs than games played? 3) Who holds the Pac-12 record for most touchdown passes in a season?
4) In 2013, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan became the fourth player to play in the NBA Finals during three different decades. Name two of the other three. 5) When was the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Philadelphia Flyers won at least 10 consecutive games at home in regulation? 6) How many times has a Tour de France bicycling champion
come from Great Britain? 7) Who gave heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali his second professional defeat?
Answers 1) Lou Gehrig (doubles) and Babe Ruth (home runs) did it for
the New York Yankees in 1927. 2) Four seasons (1937, ‘39, ‘40, ‘48).
3) Southern Cal’s Matt Barkley, with 39 in 2011. 4) Elgin Baylor, A.C. Green and John Salley. 5) They won 14 consecutive home games in 1984-85. 6) Twice -- in 2012 (Bradley Wiggins) and 2013 (Chris Froome). 7) Ken Norton beat him in 1973.
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firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD - Golden boys’ lacrosse recorded one of its biggest wins under head coach Kurt Ohlen, beating rival Green Mountain 6-5 in overtime Wednesday at Trailblazer Stadium. The Demons got an all-time effort from junior Adam Kreller, and their sophomore goaltender Tanner McAdoo was a wall in Golden’s first league victory of the season. Golden used their defense to keep the Rams in check for three quarters holding them scoreless at halftime and allowing only a single goal through three full quarters. But Green Mountain refused to go away and even during a game where they weren’t at their best offensively they rallied to score four fourth quarter goals and somehow managed to send the game into overtime. The Rams got a pair of goals from both junior Jack Day and senior Bryce Woodworth in the fourth quarter
to force the overtime. However, Kreller used four goals to beat Green Mountain, while McAdoo stopped 13 shots, keeping the Rams out of the back of the net when it mattered most. Despite losing two days later, the victory for Golden confirms the growth in a program that was created just three years ago. The Demons were beat 16-4 Friday at Steamboat Springs. The Colorado Springs’ team is powerhouse and owns a perfect 9-0 this season. But coach Ohlen thought scheduling Steamboat Springs was a good opportunity to test themselves against one of the best. The Rams loss is their fourth in a row after starting the season by winning two of their first three games. However, Green Mountain certainly isn’t getting beat up. The Rams have scored at least five goals in each of their last four games, losing at St. Mary’s 9-7 before falling to Golden in overtime. Green Mountain (2-5, 0-1 in 4A Jeffco) will play at Thompson Valley High School Friday at 6:30 p.m. Golden (2-6, 1-0 in 4A Jeffco) will host Clear Creek Friday at Trailblazer Stadium at 4 p.m.
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