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June 13, 2013

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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 28

Council decides to yank ‘fishhook’ Highway 58 to see big changes By Glenn Wallace By a unanimous 7-0 vote, the Golden City Council approved plans at their June 6 meeting to close the “fishhook” westbound onramp at Clearview Parkway/Boyd Street and Highway 58 to make room for a soundblocking dirt berm. The vote came after Deputy Public Works Director Vince Auriemma presented information on “two distinct, but definitely related projects.” The first project begins in the next few weeks when CDOT will begin bridge replacement work on the Highway 58 bridge over Ford Street. The bridge, built in 1957, will cost the state an estimated $9.1 million to replace. The work will reduce Highway 58

to one lane in both directions. “They’re estimating at least 11 months for construction,” said Auriemma. During the construction, the fishhook onramp will remain closed. Auriemma said that due to the sharp turn, and proximity to the Washington Street off-ramp, CDOT proposed closing the ramp permanently. He said that the ramp closure could allow the city to build an earthen berm to block roadway noise for nearby residents. Ten residents who live nearby spoke at the meeting. “I listen to those big 18-wheelers going westbound, and when they’re shifting or breaking they’re extremely loud,” said Terry Sanchez. She added that in her 16 years at that location, the road noise occasionally rattles her whole house. City sound studies found the neighborhood experiences decibel levels rang-

ing from 62 to 69 due to highway noise. With the berm installed, Auriemma said the study predicted sound levels would be brought down to 56 or less. Normal conversation is set at around 60 decibels. On the decibel scale, 70 decibels is twice as loud as 60, with the high 60’s being identified as the level at which most people report irritation. The city planning goals calls for 55 decibels. One local resident said the projected sound benefits were not worth the inconvenience of losing the on-ramp, but most of the speakers echoed a sentiment Sanchez had shared. “I use the fishhook every day, but enhancing our quality of life is much more important,” Sanchez said. The City Council agreed, and voted unanimously to approve the ramp closure and building of the berm.

Auriemma said the dirt berm, which will be identical in design as existing ones along Highway 93, would cost $50,000 to $80,000. He said it would take more than a year to find the required 6,000 cubic feet of dirt.

One percent growth ordinance

Also discussed at the meeting was the possible modification of the city’s onepercent residential growth limit policy. The proposed changes include an end to the senior housing exemptions in 2014, while adding more flexibility for potential developers in proximity to the new Light Rail station. Starting in 2015, the new policy would actually require the city to average a maximum 0.9 percent annual growth. A first reading of the proposed changes will be given at the Thursday, June 14 council meeting. A public hearing on the proposed changes is scheduled for the city’s July 11 meeting.

Furry friends forced to flee the Bluebell Fire Bluebell Fire brings animal evacuations By Glenn Wallace A 45-foot tree toppled into power lines near a house on Bluebell Lane June 3 in Evergreen. The sparked blaze was named The Bluebell Fire that burned 10 acres and forced the evacuation of homes within a four-mile radius, displacing people and animals alike. While the people could stay with friends, or a hotel, not all pets and animals had that opportunity. Lucky for them, Jefferson County residents have a safe, close and free place to go. A total of 64 animals, consisting mostly of dogs and cats, with a few rabbits thrown in, were brought to the Foothills Animal Center in Golden. “Many were brought in by their owners, but there have been a few brought in by Animal Control, because some owners were not allowed to go back to their homes,” Foothills Animal Center Director of Community Relations Jennifer Strickland said. Luckily, the center had adequate room for all the evacuated pets. Strickland said Denver Metro Area animal shelters were ready and able to house more pets if needed. The evacuation area included many rural homes, with large houses and yards, and Strickland said that translated into more large-breed dogs, and more multi-pet households. “We’ve got people with cats, dogs, the whole crew being brought in,” Strickland said. According to Strickland, roughly the same number of animals were brought to the center during last year’s Lower North Fork Fire, though they saw more chickens during that incident. Larger animals were evacuated to the nearby Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Jefferson County Horse Council volunteer Manager Barb Suggs, the operations head for the county’s large animal evacuation plan, said a total of 40 horses and six alpacas were penned at the fairgrounds during the evacuation. POSTAL ADDRESS

Tina Ohlfast helps lead her horses Puma, left, and Moe out of the stall area at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, where horses, and a few alpacas, were evacuated during the recent fire in Evergreen. Photos by Glenn Wallace

An evacuated cat, staying at the Foothills Animal Shelter, awaits the return of her owners.

EVACUATION ORGANIZATIONS THE ANIMAL evacuation services and animal holding is done at no cost for Jefferson County residents. FOR MORE information, or to donate the Jefferson County Horse Council, go to THE FOOTHILLS Animal Shelter website, www. — includes information on missing pets, wish lists for needed supplies, and a link to donate. Sugg said her small group of volunteers had a simple mission: “Make sure the horse is safe, water it, feed it, and send it home to the right owner.” With the fire season just starting, both Sugg and Strickland suggested everyone have an evacuation plan ready, and that it includes plans for family animals. Sugg said one important preparation for horse owners should be teaching their animal to be comfortable with being loaded onto a trailer. “Have a crate ready. Have friends or family members on call that can take pets in,” Strickland suggested.

This talkative husky was found with a collar, but no tags, on Bluebell Lane last week, in the midst of the area evacuation due to fire. Animal Control brought the stray to the Foothills Animal Shelter, along with any other lost pets.


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Custody death cause unclear A By Glenn Wallace Questions remain about how 55-yearold Pine resident Guy Guthrie died while in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department. “We certainly don’t know at this point what caused his death,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Mark Techmeyer said. Deputies received a call from Guthrie’s brother shortly before 7 a.m. on July 2. The brother reported that Guthrie was under the influence of drugs, wandering a family property, carrying a gun and making suicidal statements. Jeffco Sheriff’s Department spokesman Mark Techmeyer said when deputies contacted the man, they were able to determine the gun he was carrying was a BB gun. The man refused deputies instructions to drop the BB gun, and deputies deployed Taser darts, only one of which struck Guthrie. When that failed to stop him, an officer

used the “touch” Taser option to subdue H him. color “They tazed him, handcuffed him, “T picked him up and were taking him to a H squad car when he started having trouble looks breathing,” Techmeyer said. with Medical personnel, already at the scene, shou began attending to Guthrie immediately. trem He stopped breathing soon afterward, and profi could not be revived. He was pronounced style deceased at the scene at 7:57 a.m. “T The Sheriff’s Department Critical Inci’50s,” dent Response Team (CIRT) is investigating ting n the incident, and authorities say the coroDoes ner’s report will take three to four weeks to “N complete. “I According to Techmeyer, the use of the thing Taser stun gun was standard procedure Su for the department to subdue combative looks subjects. He said a stun gun is often a safer “H option for officers than using physical or lethink thal force. “S Techmeyer said he was not aware of a “I sheriff’s department stun gun ever being muse found to be the cause of a death in the past. Su the p hold “O good Su Li “S …” An anot ing a Th reme on p othe teasi Th POLITICS: Congressman Perlmutter talks and 8 into national and state them issues. Page 9 color pape LIFE: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s laugh Nest” featured at the Edge Theatre. Th Page 22 thers nurs varyi they mind ing c lost m ionsh “S sad,” for th rado Youn the d howe only lies.” Th ing. I

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r Art opens windows as dementia closes doors


Her intense blue eyes study the watercolor sitting on the table before her. him, “The lipstick is not good,” she says. to a Her voice is as fragile as Sue Rhodes ouble looks. She is a delicate, 87-year-old woman with dark gray, chin-length hair, thin cene, shoulders slightly bowed. Her right hand ately. trembles as she scrutinizes the painting, a and profile of a woman with a Lois Lane hairnced style, bright red lips and a soft pink blouse. “This looks like ladies in the ’40s and Inci’50s,” says Lisa Hut, a volunteer artist sitating ting next to Sue. “Think of a name for it. coroDoes it remind you of anybody?” ks to “No, but I’ll do what you tell me to do.” “I’m not going to tell you to do anyf the thing,” Lisa says gently. dure Sue glances at her painting again. “It ative looks all right, like that.” safer “How about a story? Does it make you or lethink of anything?” “She did so-and-so.” of a “I wonder what so-and-so is,” Lisa being muses. past. Sue takes her brush and slowly deepens the pink edges of the blouse. Then she holds up the painting. “Oh, my gosh,” Lisa says. “It looks so good.” Sue nods softly. She smiles. Lisa: “She looks happy to me.” “She does to me, too,” Sue says, “except …” And her voice trails away as she begins another painting, her mind, perhaps, chasing a fleeting memory. The light-filled room is replete with remembrances, some unwittingly captured on paintings scattered across the tables, others flitting in and out, coming close, teasing their owners but then darting away. The eight men and women, in their 70s and 80s, work intently, dipping brushes into Styrofoam cups of water, swirling them into the chosen hue of their watercolor paints, then stroking the color onto paper. Intermittent conversation and laughter interrupt the tranquility. They are grandmothers and grandfathers, a hydrologist, a children’s vocational nurse, a dentist, an FBI secretary. All in varying stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, they share the painful reality of a fading mind. They’ve come to their weekly painting class, where they sometimes discover lost memories, but always find companionship and joy and moments of peace. “So much of this disease is hard and sad,” says Sara Spaulding, spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, whose husband died at 63 in 2010 of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s after battling the disease for 10 years. “This program, however, offers light and laughter … not only to the participants but for their families.” The program is Memories in the Making. It provides archival supplies — the ADVERTISEMENT

same brushes, paints and 140-pound paper used by professional artists — to participants, who with guidance from volunteer artists, create art that often correlates to hidden memories. Research shows short-term memory generally declines first, while the part of the brain associated with distant memories is often the last to go. Art and music are among the few ways a patient — whose confusion has impaired verbal skills — can still communicate. “They have a point of contact,” Spaulding says. “They’re not able to really remember family and friends. But looking at the art … they’re talking to the volunteers, to each other. It keeps the brain active. That socialization is really important. Then there’s the self-esteem. They have a purpose — to come to class to create something.” The volunteer artists don’t do any of the work. They might help a hand close around a brush or suggest direction. But “we never draw a line,” says Lisa, who volunteers at Emeritus Denver, a care facility in southwest Denver, one of 45 in the metro Denver-Boulder area that offers the program. Kim Franklin runs Memories in the Making at Emeritus Denver. A former hairstylist who worked her way from styling residents’ hair to life enrichment director, she believes God brought her here to help guide residents “through their final journey home.” “I put myself in their shoes,” she says. “Can you imagine at 88 years old, going to a door and it’s locked and you can’t get out? I just want to give them that dignity here …. They kind of go into another world when they’re painting.” John George looks at a photograph of an old Lincoln as he dips his brush into the black circle of paint in his watercolor box. John, once a hydrologist, is 82 with a deep gravelly voice and a gray mustache that matches his hair. “I’m not much of an artist,” he says. “I just go slow.” He peers through his glasses, comparing the painting to the photograph. “I’m just transferring some data from that nice photograph to something less than nice. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the grill.” He hums, a throaty low rumble, and

Sue Rhodes creates an image of a woman during a painting class at Emeritus Denver. Courtesy photo by Lisa Hut

dabs his brush on a paper towel. “This is not gray enough,” he says of the grill. Then: “It’s fun to fool around. Be sure we’re taking this as seriously as necessary, calling it a fool-around. Paul’s good. Paul’s the talented one of the group.” Paul Schoolcraft sits across the table, a blue cap on his head. He is intently sketching a sailboat in front of a train on a bridge. Various photographs of trains and sailboats are scattered around him as he glances from them to the paper and back again. A former dentist, now 85, he is so focused he doesn’t respond. “How old am I?” John asks in response to a question. “You’re 27,” answers a woman with cot-

tony white hair painting at the next table. Bettie Van Zetten smiles. John laughs. “Turn it around. More like 72. Wait — more like 74!” “Best review,” he says, looking at his painting, “this is a no-talent thing. Patience — patience is more important than talent.” With a little urging from Lisa, John talks about a long-ago passion for cars. “As a young man I worked on cars,” he tells her. “That was the only way you could keep them running.” A painting he completed some time ago, depicting a lake with a lighthouse, brought back memories of days spent at Healey continues on Page 20

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Golden music fest extended to 3 days By Glenn Wallace This year, the Golden Music Festival will be played out in three-three time: Three days of music, and three bands a day. “We tripled it because we had such a successful event last year, and wanted to spread it out a bit,” said event organizer Doug Skiba. The festival is the primary fundraiser for the Golden History Museums, and is held at the Clear Creek History Park. This year will mark the 17th iteration of the event, which began as a summer solstice celebration at the Golden City Brewery. The festival was moved to earlier on the calendar, in part because Skiba said the old date created a conflict for the bluegrass and Americana musicians that perform for the Golden Music Festival, along with the fans of their music: Go to the Golden festival, or to the much more established Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The date change seemed to work for the Golden Music Festival, leading to this year’s three-day expansion. The food trucks that first made an appearance at last year’s festival will also return. A beer truck will improve the variety, and availability of libation for the festival. Skiba said a variety of vendor booths, offering goods, services and information, will also be on-site. Even without those additions, Skiba said the festival already had a lot going for it. “It’s a beautiful creek side venue and people like to come out and enjoy these same local bands, growing over years,” Skiba said. Along with old favorites, such as The Mile Markers, and The Adam Kinghorn Quartet,

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1020 11TH St. GOLDEN, CO 80401 Skiba said there were a few new (though still familiar) additions to this year’s roster. Notably among them will be Chris Thompson and the Coral Creek String Band. The music, if not the name should be familiar to many in Golden. Thompson and his band are regular members of the Clear Creek Concert Series, performing on the Golden Hotel patio every Thursday evening through the summer months. This Saturday, the Coral Creek String Band will just be playing a bit upstream of that, in their first Golden Music Festival appearance. “Folks are unlikely to find a better combination of scenery and musical talent,” said Thompson, describing the festival. “I’m trying to think of a nicer place to play music and I can’t think of one, to be honest.”


Teens from Hillside Community Church help clean and prep the Snack ‘N Wagon. The completely refurbished bus will begin delivering food to hungry Golden youth on July 1. Photo courtesy of Vicky Waldschmidt

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Epperson given 48 years Man given a new sentence for an old crime By Glenn Wallace A convicted murderer was back in court on June 3, to be sentenced for the second time for the killing of his friend in 2004. Kenneth Epperson, 51, went to trial and was convicted in 2005 of the murder of Brandon Lull, and sentenced to life in prison. However, Epperson claimed that his defense attorney in the trial was negligent. District Court Judge Jane A. Tidball agreed, and vacated the guilty verdict and sentence in 2012, triggering new court proceedings. To avoid another trial the District Attorney’s office and the Lull family accepted a plea bargain earlier this year: Epperson would plead guilty to second degree murder and waive his right to appeal. He was sentenced to 48 years in prison. “This has been a long, tortuous case,” Judge Tidball said. “I hope this sentence brings some peace to the family.” Several members of the family did speak at the hearing, with not everyone having kind words for Epperson, or the justice system. Among them was Angela Barrett, the victim’s girlfriend and the mother of his youngest son. “Nothing can fill that gaping hole in our

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lives,” Barrett said, going on to describe Epperson as “egotistical, predatory and disgusting.” Barrett, and some of the other members of the Lull family, said they were upset over having the court case reopened eight years after the first sentence, and that the time Epperson could now spend in prison to be inadequate. According to the District Attorneys on the case, with credit for time served Epperson could be eligible for parole in 13 years. “This is the result of a judicial system that cares more for the defendant than for the victims,” Barrett said. According to the court affidavit, Epperson had been angry with his friend Lull regarding an unreturned rental truck. Epperson picked Lull up from a Lakewood apartment complex, and was hitting and pistol whipping Lull in anger. The handgun went off — Epperson claiming on accident — striking Lull in the head. Instead of transporting the still-breathing Lull to a hospital, Epperson dumped him in a drainage gutter near Bear Creek Park, where he was later found dead. “He should have pulled the trigger twice. It would have been more humane,” Barrett said. “What I did was inexcusable,” Epperson said during a brief statement to the court. “Forgiveness is a gift I am not fit to receive,” Epperson said, adding that the words ‘I’m Sorry’ fall short in his case. General press releases Submit through our website Obituaries Letters to the editor News tips Fax information to 303-468-2592 Mail to 110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 120, Golden, CO 80403.

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Gun law affects domestic abusers Restrictions received no GOP support in Legislature By Vic Vela Domestic violence offenders will find it more difficult to own or transfer guns under a bill that was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 5. Senate Bill 197 places greater gun restrictions on people who either are convicted in cases involving domestic violence, or those who have been served with a court-issued protection order. Prior to the bill being signed, Colorado

law had already prohibited domestic violence offenders from having guns. The new law Report puts in place a system by which state courts ensure that offenders relinquish their weapons. Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, a bill sponsor, said an incident from about 20 years ago motivated her to carry the bill. A former teacher, Hudak said that a student of hers was shot to death by an ex-boyfriend, who had a restraining order against him.


“I’ve wanted this to happen for a very long time,” Hudak said. “I think a lot of women and children will be safer because of this.” Under the new law, persons who have received court-imposed protection orders must relinquish any firearms and ammunition in their possession for the duration of the court order. The same rules will apply to persons convicted of domestic violence cases. They can then either sell or transfer their weapons to a licensed gun dealer or to someone who has successfully completed a gun background check. The weapon may also be given to a law enforcement agency for storage. Before transferring a gun back to the

offender, a firearms dealer or local law enforcement agency will be required to request a background check from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, to ensure that the person can lawfully possess the weapon. The bill was part of a package of Democrat-sponsored gun-control bills that passed the Legislature and have been signed into law by Hickenlooper this year. Republican lawmakers unanimously opposed the bill. Hudak’s sponsorship of the legislation, along with her votes on other gun bills, led to a recall petition effort being waged against her. That effort recently was suspended by recall organizers.

Licenses for illegal immigrants become law Three Democrats broke with party to oppose plan

and they will not be able to use the IDs to obtain benefits, board planes or register to vote. Hickenlooper and other supporters of the legislation, which By Vic Vela was sponsored by Democrats Report Sen. Jessie Ulibarri of ComUndocumented immigrants living in Colorado will soon merce City and Rep. Jovan be able to obtain driver’s licenses under a bill that was re- Melton of Aurora, argue that people who are here illegally are driving anyway, and that it’s in everyone’s best interest cently signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Senate Bill 251 allows immigrants to apply for “separate that they can do so lawfully. During the legislative process, bill supporters cited data category” types of state-issued IDs that can only be used for from other states that have similar laws, such as Utah and driving purposes. 7209-092_StauntonStatePark_6.78x10_Ad_PROD.pdf 1 5/29/13 AM New10:18 Mexico. The licenses will indicate that the user is a non-citizen,


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Statistics from those states indicate that the numbers of insured motorists rose substantially after the laws were enacted. “You’re gonna have to have a driver’s license that allows people to drive to get to work … to make sure they have insurance, make sure they can testify in an automobile accident (court hearing), but at same time identifies that they aren’t full citizens,” Hickenlooper told reporters on June 5, the day he signed the legislation. The law, which takes effect in August, requires those applying for these types of licenses to show certain forms of legal documentation, such as an ID from their native countries, and proof that they have filed state and federal income taxes. That’s in addition to standard driving tests. The bill did not garner a single Republican vote in the General Assembly. And three Democrats voted against the bill in the House of Representatives. Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, said during an April 10 Senate committee hearing that he didn’t think the bill would make roads safer, and worried that more people would come to Colorado illegally for the driving privilege.

JEFFCO nEws in a hurry Food and Health Fair

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Nutrition Services has organized three produce and health fairs again this year for low-income residents and seniors who may not otherwise have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Produce and Health Fairs provided health information and healthy foods to more than 1,980 Jefferson County households in 2012. This year’s Produce and Health Fairs will be at: Healing Waters Family Center 6475 W. 29th Ave Wheat Ridge, CO, 802148002 (between Wadsworth and Sheridan on W. 29th Avenue) Friday, June 14 Friday, July 12 and Friday, Aug. 9 9 a.m. -11 a.m. The produce fairs are coordinated by the Produce and Health Fair County Collaborative: Food Bank of the Rockies, Cooking Matters, CSU Extension, Denver Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health, City of Thornton and Tri-County Health Department. Contact JCPH Nutrition Services, Nancy G. Obrien at 303-239-7126 with any questions.

Pot public hearing

A public hearing regarding the prohibition of marijuana establishments for unincorporated Jeffco will be held June 18, at 8 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners hearing room one, on the first floor of the Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway.

The Colorado Constitution allows counties, if they choose, to prohibit the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana testing facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities and retail marijuana stores. The ordinance would sunset on Feb. 1, 2015. The BCC also adopted a temporary moratorium on the establishment or operation of any private marijuana club, business, organization or commercial operation that permits, promotes or otherwise encourages or facilitates the on-premise consumption or transfer of marijuana or marijuana products, or the The temporary moratorium, set to expire in six months, was presented as a way of giving the county time to develop appropriate regulations to marijuana-related businesses. Neither the ban, nor the moratorium affects the private cultivation of marijuana plants, and consumption allowed under Amendment 64.

Sandoval sentenced

Bridgette Sandoval, 28, was sentenced to four years in prison for her role in a car theft and high speed chase on I-70. Sandoval was observed by Colorado State Patrol, driving a gray Chevrolet, trying to interfere with police attempts to pull over another vehicle, a BMW stolen in Silverthorne. The two cars, traveling at speeds as high as 100 mph, weaved through eastbound I-70 traffic. Sandoval’s boyfriend is believed to have been driving the stolen BMW.

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w en- My 2-year-old son does something unspeako re-able in his diaper. Colo- “Why not try to do that in the potty next nsuretime, buddy?” I wearily suggest. s the As I start to change him, my dad looks over my shoulder and said, “I remember when you’d Dem-do that.” that Thanks, Dad. --been Becoming a father myself has certainly given ear. y op-me a different perspective, and appreciation, f theabout what it takes to be a parent. Like so many otherexpecting parents I read book after book filled beingwith advice. Also like so many first time parents, holding my newborn made me realize that I d bydidn’t know a dang thing. It is an inescapable fact of life — sooner or later a new parent realizes that in ways big and small, they are becoming their parents. This realization may start as a small thing: A joke, a lullaby, a stern phrase, a shouted encouragement. But it always starts. There is no great mystery in this. For better or worse, our parents are our first and best mbers examples of what it means to raise a child. They were provide the default template for how we act. Hopefully, like my folks, they were pretty good at lows have e acthey ne 5,

it. At the other end of the spectrum lies the dark reality that things like emotional and physical abuse are often passed down from generation to generation. I’ve been struck by the implications of this. Not only am I raising my son, but indirectly affecting how my grandchildren will be raised as well. That’s a lot of pressure to get this right. --My son is screaming for mac and cheese for lunch. I make the mac and cheese, as I try to calmly tell the little tyrant that he just needs to wait a little bit for his food, that screaming will not help.

Finally, the bowl of noodles is ready! I set the bowl in front of my son, who immediately picks it up and hurls it to the floor, where the noodles land with a plop on my foot. “I remember you doing that too,” my dad says. Thanks, Dad. Of course, in moments like these, when a case of macaroni toe pushes parenting skills and human patience to the extreme, I remember things too. Things like the time the 4-year-old me took a full glass of orange juice from the restaurant table, and poured it on the head of the man in the booth behind me (Sorry!). Things like how my dad, even after the OJ incident, rarely resorted to raising his voice to yell at me to discipline. Things like how my dad somehow struck a successful balance between setting boundaries for two unruly boys, yet still fostering an enduring sense of exploration and adventure in us. Things like how he was, and continues to be, my biggest fan. It is a humbling thing to realize that even after all these years, there is still a lot to learn from the old man. Thanks Dad.

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Hot air balloon goes down on Highway 72 By Sara Van Cleve A hot air balloon crash in Arvada left three people with minor injuries Saturday, June 8, but the woman on board said, “Yes.” A couple, whose names have not been released, was in the hot air balloon for a surprise proposal before it crashed onto Highway 72, said Arvada Police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan. “She said yes,” McGranahan said. At about 8:20 a.m. June 8, Arvada Fire Protection District received a call about a balloon crash on Highway 72 near Highway 93. “When we got there we determined it was not at that intersection, but about a quarter mile east on Highway 72,” said Arvada Fire spokesman Scott Pribble. “The balloon was lying across the highway.” The balloon dragged about 300 feet along the ground and hit power lines before

coming to a stop. The pilot, whose name has also not been released, was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Pribble said. Neither Pribble nor McGranahan knew the condition of the pilot. The couple was treated for minor injuries on the scene and released by Arvada Fire paramedics, Pribble said. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Arvada Police Department. “The FAA is not investigating it because there were no fatalities,” McGranahan said. “The investigation has fallen to our Critical Accident Response Team, who did site reconstruction, and it will be investigated by our court team.” As of 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, a cause for the crash has not been determined. A small brush fire was also reported in the area at the time. “As it turns out, it was not associated with the crash,” Pribble said.

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Our increasing interest in psychotic fun So, this weekend I am going to run the Tough Mudder. For those of you who have never heard of TM, it bills itself as “possibly the hardest event on the planet.” It’s a 10-plus mile obstacle course, up and down the slopes of Beaver Creek ski resort with 23 crazy tests of strength, agility, stamina or, frankly, sanity along the way. And as I’m looking at the list of obstacles, the prevailing thought running through my head is, “What is wrong with me?” There’s the normal stuff you would think about — monkey bars, climbing walls and the like. But there’s also the pit filled with ice water to deal with, not to mention the field of live electrical wires. And it strikes me that this is NOT the sort of thing my father would have ever imagined doing, for fun or otherwise. I guess he got enough excitement in his life trudging around the jungles of the Korean peninsula with a 50-pound rucksack and eight of his closest friends — he never

needed something like this. And it makes me wonder about my generation that we have this fascination with ridiculous and potentially dangerous entertainments. Don’t get me wrong — I think TM is probably going to be the ultimate test of physical fitness, in it’s way, harder than a marathon or any triathlon short of the Iron Man. It also makes me wonder how events like this can be flourishing in a country that is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. But my generation has made this type of

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event the fastest-growing participant sport in the country. My generation has also made Mixed Martial Arts the fastest growing spectator sport in the country. And it makes me pause to think. My generation, by and large, did not face a war. I mean, sure, there’s been the Global War on Terror and all that, but for all the drama, fewer Americans have died in Iraq than did so on D-Day. My generation has not really had to deal with large numbers of our classmates and brothers and sisters being killed or maimed. The savageness of humanity has largely been a thing kept at arm’s length. Until we sign up for recreations that demand from us some of that primal character. Is there something in the human psyche that needs to be connected to a more primitive version of ourselves? Does our own survival dictate that some of us must be able to tap into our inner caveman/woman, so when it all hits the

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Violence at home is hardly ‘domestic’ One of my most treasured cartoons — cut from the newspaper and tacked to my bulletin board, and now yellowed and crispy and held together with tape — is from the comic strip “Shoe.” Young Skyler is sitting in a classroom taking a history exam that asks, “What conclusions can we draw from the Civil War?” Skyler ponders the question, then writes his answer, “One main conclusion: civil is a pretty dumb name for a war.” Some of my more literal friends have pointed out that the word “civil” has meanings — such as “relating to what happens between different groups of citizens” — other than that of people treating each other with civility, which still makes it a pretty dumb name for a war. It’s this line of thinking that brought me to consider the term “domestic violence.” Although the specific language used by U.S. states in their definitions of this crime varies — domestic assault, domestic battery, domestic abuse — the word “domestic” cannot begin to describe the horrors of living with violence at home. Just like “civil,” the word “domestic” has multiple meanings — many of them pertaining to stereotypical women’s roles and duties. So perhaps it’s no coincidence that “domestic violence” usually refers to violence in the home against women, although it’s not unheard of for men to be victimized also. Dictionary definitions for “domestic” include: of or relating to the running of a home; devoted to home life and family affairs; fond of, enjoying, or accustomed to one’s private life and family; peaceful, a state of happiness. Connecting these concepts — happiness, enjoyment, devotion, peace — to violence creates a jarring contrast, a situation where the comfort of domesticity is shattered by “incidents of violence in the home.” And while the word “domestic” in the term “domestic violence” can refer to “that which pertains to the home,” this definition falls egregiously short of the pain and


fear of such violence. Clinically defined, domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and/or coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological, as well as economic coercion, used against intimate partners. Legal definitions generally describe the specific conduct or acts toward a family or household member that would cause a person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. There’s nothing “domestic” about that. Women are far and away the most likely victims of violence in the home. By statute, violence against children is usually defined by criminal law as child abuse, although some states, including Colorado, include children as a class of protected persons within their definitions of domestic violence. So much for enjoying home and family life. To most of us, going home means returning to a safe haven, a place of refuge from the outside world. To those victims caught in the cycle of violence, their homes are anything but safe. And the language we use to define such violence trivializes the seriousness of the crime by connecting it to a term as benign, as familiar, as comfortable — and misleading — as “domestic.” All of which leaves me with one major conclusion: domestic is pretty dumb name for violence. Andrea Doray is a writer, speaker, and language watcher who serves a board member for the organization Writing for Peace. Contact her at

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Perlmutter not losing aim on gun laws By Vic Vela Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-District 7, acknowledges that an assault weapons ban at the federal level is “going to be difficult to pass,” but that doesn’t mean he’s given up the fight. “I gave somebody a lecture today on using the word ‘never,’” Perlmutter said in a recent interview with Colorado Community Media. “That’s a long time.” In a conversation that was centered on gun-control, Perlmutter reiterated his commitment to supporting gun laws aimed at curbing violence, and also praised the Colorado Legislature’s recent action on gunrelated matters that have yet to receive any traction at the federal level. At the same time, Perlmutter acknowledged the potential pitfalls that come with supporting gun control issues, as is evident with a recall election that a highly visible state politico could end up facing later this year. Perlmutter has been outspoken on the need for Congress to pass tighter gun laws, especially in the wake of last year’s Aurora Theater shooting, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. Perlmutter serves a vice chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force in the House, and is a co-sponsor of a measure to

reinstate a ban on assault weapons. But Congress, unlike the Colorado General Assembly, has yet to act on any significant gun control legislation in the wake of these tragedies. An effort aimed at expanding background checks for gun sales failed to get a super-majority in the Senate in April. And, an attempt to ban assault weapons didn’t even come close to getting a majority of votes in that chamber. Perlmutter And that’s before anything ever got to the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. Perlmutter said he hopes that the background checks effort comes back in the Senate. But, getting the House to move on gun bills is another matter. “We’ve had a number of meetings, but the Republican leadership has been unwilling to bring background checks or any other gun violence pieces of legislation up for a hearing or to the floor of the House,” Perlmutter said. “The Republicans are the ones running the show, so nothing sees the light of day on this subject.” But it’s hard enough for Democrats to get gun legislation by House Republicans, let alone some members of their own party.

Four Democratic senators voted against gun background checks in the Senate. And there’s Democrats in vulnerable House districts who certainly would be opposed to gun-control bills, if they ever get to the floor in that chamber. And Democrats are not as stringent on their Congressional candidates being as in favor of gun-control efforts as their Republican counterparts are in being against those measures. For example, the Washington Post recently reported that Perlmutter was one of several Democrats who supported the House candidacy Joe Baca of California. Baca, a former congressman, is a gun rights supporter who has an “A” rating from the NRA. Perlmutter said that he and Baca agree on many issues and that the Californian’s views on gun issues are not a litmus test in determining whether to support him. Perlmutter also said that it’s important to remember that the majority of Democrats support gun laws like background checks, compared to a “very slim group” of Republicans While Congress has yet to take action on gun-control legislation, the same cannot be said for the legislative body of which Perlmutter once was a member – the Colorado General Assembly. The state Legislature passed significant gun bills this year, from universal back-

ground checks to limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. “I believe they worked very hard and they came up with common sense gun violence legislation that will have a positive effect on the state,” Perlmutter said. “From a public safety standpoint, it will make Coloradans safer.” But will Democrats face consequences for their gun votes? Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs could end up facing a recall election over his support of Democrat-sponsored gun-control measures. Perlmutter was asked whether recall efforts like the one Morse is facing could end up having a chilling effect on Democrats who support tighter gun laws nationwide. “The answer is yes,” Perlmutter said, adding that, “If you get recalled for that, that has a chilling effect on legislation, generally.” But Perlmutter believes that’s the cost of doing business on something as important as curbing gun violence, especially on the heels of “two atrocities, two mass shootings that shocked everyone to their core.” And for Perlmutter, he hopes that can lead to a total ban on the assault weapons used in those mass killings. “I just feel that we can’t ignore this subject any longer,” he said. “But I’ve just got to find more votes.”

Indian Tree pro heading to Hall of Fame PGA golf professional from Arvada to be inducted for contributions June 9 By Sara Van Cleve Indian Tree Golf Club head professional Alan Abrams will be inducted on June 9 into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame for his accomplishments and contributions to the sport. “It’s an unbelievable honor,” Abrams said. “I never thought of myself as being that class of people. It’s very prestigious. I’m very honored, very humbled. With the names they put in there, I’m in good company. It’s pretty big for me, being just an old country boy from northern Colorado.” He began his odyssey into the game of golf in 1967 when he was just a child. “I was a kid picking up range balls and sweeping the clubhouse, washing the carts,” Abrams said. “I worked my way up to working in the shop and working customer service and doing everything I could possibly do on a golf course. I liked the operations side. And I liked to play, so I did a lot of that.” Abrams got his first job at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley and played golf in high school and at the University of Northern Colorado where he graduated with a teaching degree. In 1978, Abrams turned pro and went to Phoenix, Ariz., for training. He came back to Colorado in 1980 and started as a second assistant at Indian Tree under Vic Kline, who he calls his personal mentor. “I’ve got to give all my kudos to Mr. Kline,” Abrams said. “He has helped me tremendously over the last 30-some years. He got me into the governance of golf with the Colorado Section [of the PGA], he gave me a lot of pats on the back and gave me the right direction. As a mentor he helped me through a lot of things — as a professional and a lot of things in life. Without his help, I doubt if I’d be here in this position.” Kline, a hall of famer himself and a national PGA Professional of the Year, has an

award named after him, which Abrams won in 2010. The award is given to those who are deemed to meet Kline’s high values and morals, and work to give back to the PGA section. Before he worked his way up to head professional at Indiana Tree and in his position as second assistant, Abrams helped grow the children’s and women’s golf programs. Through traveling to schools in the area and teaching children about golf in their own backyards, he was able to grow the summer juniors program from about 50 students to more than 500. “It’s the future of golf,” he said. “Anytime you can teach kids, they’ll grow into the sport, even if you don’t capture them all.” As head professional at Indian Tree, Abrams oversees all operations of the golf course, the clubhouse and the restaurant, which includes about 100 employees. Each year Indian Tree sees about 7080,000 golfers and a couple hundred thousand visitors overall, Abrams said. His job doesn’t really seem like work to him, though. “Golf is my life,” he said. “It has given me everything I wished for and everything I didn’t know I could get. I don’t know at this point in my life what I would have done if I didn’t have golf. Obviously it’s a passion. If I wasn’t doing it for work, I’d be doing it on my day off as my hobby. I’m glad I got a career out of it and I can’t wait to get up and go to work.” Abrams has also served the PGA chairing state and national boards and committees. He has also served as the president of the Colorado Section of the PGA and is currently serving as the president of the Colorado PGA Foundation. Other awards Abrams has received include National Junior Leader, Section Junior Leader for four years, Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year for three years and the Vic Kline Award. Abrams is also in the running for the 2013 National PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Abrams will be inducted to the Hall of Fame at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Cielo at Castle Pines, 485 W. Happy Canyon Rd. in Castle Rock. To RSVP to the induction, call 303-919-8310.

Alan Abrams, head professional and operations manager at Indian Tree Golf Club, will be inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame on June 9 because of his dedication, accomplishments and contributions to the game of golf. He is also a nominee for the national PGA Professional of the Year. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

Darlene Gibson Darlene Gibson, 86, of Golden, passed away May 27, 2013. Survived by Maureen (Bob) Solheim of California and Guy (Pati) Gibson of Golden. Grandmother of Aubrey Solheim, Eric (Courtney) Solheim, Keith (Danielle) Gibson, Tyrel Gibson and Seth (Morgan) Gibson. Great-grandmother of Reiley and Bailey Solheim, Kyleigh and Brinley Gibson. Sister of Ben (Kay) Roach of Montana and Doris (Virgil) Motsinger of Oregon. Funeral Services Sat, June 8th at 9:00 A.M., at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Interment will be in the Golden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation or to the Alzheimers Association.


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In one of his final actions taken on bills that passed the Legislature this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper on June 5 signed into law a measure that expands labor rights for firefighters in Colorado. There was uncertainty as to whether the governor would sign Senate Bill 25, especially after he had threatened to veto the original version of the bill earlier this year. Former Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed similar legislation while he was in office. But Hickenlooper did indeed provide his signature to the Colorado Firefighter Safety Act, two days before the deadline passed for all bills to be signed into law. The law allows Colorado firefighters to have bargaining discussions on

issues pertaining to job safety, regardless of whether individual municipalities prohibit collective bargaining. However, the legislation does not mandate collective bargaining rights on compensator y matters, such as salary, as was laid out in the origiReport nal version of the bill. Nor does it mandate union organizing without a vote taking place in that particular community. Hickenlooper said the final version of the bill was a compromise that he could accept. “Clearly we had to do something to allow firefighters to meet and confer,” Hickenlooper told reporters after signing the bill. “It doesn’t make it any easier for them to get collective bargaining ....” The legislation gives professional firefighters the opportunity to put la-


bor rights issues on the ballot and allows them the opportunity to openly participate in the political process — something that is prohibited by some municipalities. Republicans argued during the legislative process that the bill usurps the authority of local governments to make bargaining rights decisions on their own. And the Colorado Municipal League criticized the governor’s decision to sign the legislation. Hickenlooper took issue with those concerns in a written statement that was distributed to reporters following his remarks. “As we witnessed last summer, firefighters from various locales were deployed to risk their lives outside the boundaries of their own immediate communities,” Hickenlooper wrote. “Their safety and the effectiveness of their equipment and training are a matter of mixed state-local concern.” The bill was sponsored by Sen. Lois Tochtrop of Thornton and Rep. Angela Williams of Denver, both of whom are Democrats.

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Saldana thrilled over Uhura’s mission in ‘Trek’ By Tim Lammers Even though it’s been four years since audiences embraced her stunning portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the blockbuster reboot of “Star Trek,” actress Zoe Saldana still can’t quite put into words how grateful she is to play once again the iconic role originated by Nichelle Nichols nearly 50 years ago. “This was a role that I was so privileged to get in the first place, so to find out I was going to be doing it moving forward made me feel super ecstatic and very blessed,” Saldana told me in a recent call from London. “One, because my mom is a Star Trek fan, but also because I met Nichelle Nichols and got her blessing and some amazing pointers. Because of that, I was able to run wild with it.” Hauling in an impressive $84 million in its four-day opening weekend, “Star Trek Into Darkness” brings back the entire crew of the Starship Enterprise, who face a threat with John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) — a mysterious former member of Star Fleet who strikes at the very heart of the organization with a brutal terrorist attack that emotionally devastates Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine). While “Star Trek Into Darkness” has everything and more of what you would expect of a Star Trek film with spectacular visuals, an engaging story and a thrilling atmosphere and pace, it also keeps intact the human emotions and relatability of the characters that has appealed to fans of the “Trek” universe for the past 47 years. As for Uhura, “Star Trek Into Darkness” further explores the romantic relationship she formed with Spock (Zachary Quinto) in the 2009 film, and things are getting more complicated. Following an incident where Spock deliberately puts his own life in peril, Uhura feels he’s placing his non-emotional Vulcan impulses above their relationship. “While the film takes place in a future where we’re working for this advanced military academy that’s set in space, these are still two individuals who are in love who will act in familiar ways because it’s primal,” Saldana explained. “It doesn’t matter whether we’re in a film being chased by Klingons or we’re graduating from high school or are two lawyers working in the same firm, there’s al-

Zoe Saldana in “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Photos by Paramount Pictures

Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine at the Berlin premiere of “Star Trek Into Darkness.” ways going to be a universal reaction of love when you’re working in these human scenarios.” While the crew of the Starship Enterprise only started to become familiar with each other in the 2009 film, “Star Trek Into Dark-

ness” focuses on, among many other things, the family that the crew has become. Saldana said forming the bond was a breeze because of the way the actors feel about each other off screen. “What you’re seeing on screen has to do

with the chemistry that we have as actors and people,” Saldana said. “There has been a genuine and positive friendship that has developed between all of since the beginning.” But to bring that bond to the next level, Saldana said, having a director like J.J. Abrams and screenwriters including Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof was key. “What you can expect from good writers and a good director is that they are accurate observers of life and human behavior,” Saldana said. “So I’m really happy that they have the ability to incorporate that into their art.” With any luck, Saldana will get to play Uhura in a third “Star Trek” film, but a lot of stars will have to line up as the large core cast and filmmakers voyage into other commitments. Whenever the call comes, though, Saldana said she’ll be ready to board the Enterprise once again. “I would have to be fool to not want to be a part of it,” Saldana enthused. In the meantime, Saldana said she’s ready for when James Cameron calls for her to play Ney’tiri for next “Avatar” film, and soon, she’ll start production as the female lead on writer-director James Gunn’s adaptation of Marvel Comics’ “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Despite the sci-fi themes of “Avatar” and “Guardians,” as well as her deep involvement of the “Star Trek” films, Saldana, 34, said it’s partly happenstance that she keeps finding working in the same film genre. “I do seem to have an affinity to stories that take place in space,” Saldana said, laughing. “It’s not that I purposefully look for those kinds of films and avoid other things, I just grew up with a mom who loved science fiction. I also read books like ‘Dune’ and ‘The Neverending Story,’ and watching films like ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘The Terminator.’ Because of that, I think I gravitate towards sci-fi unconsciously.” Tim Lammers is a syndicated movie reporter whose work appears on more than 50 TV news and entertainment websites across the country. You can see Tim’s work on his website,, and follow his tweets at You can also “Like” Tim on StrictlyCinema.

Making fine dining a family affair in Lakewood Taste of the West plans more activities for the kids By Clarke Reader The West Chamber is making sampling the finest restaurants in Jefferson County a family affair with this year’s Taste of the West. The annual event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. “We’re very excited about this year’s Taste. We have a great venue and it will be outside so people can enjoy the weather,” said Brian Willms, president and CEO of

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The West Chamber. “Over the years it has been a little more adult focused, and this

year we really want to encourage families to come be a part of it.” As a way to bring in more families, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Radio Disney will be on the scene, providing entertainment for children. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. PJ Zahn, a classic rock cover band, will be performing. More than 20 local restaurants and vendors will be providing samples all night, with a focus on local, independently-owned businesses. “We really wanted to make it more local this year, and make community focus a priority,” said Jordan McNamara, West Chamber communications and programs manager. “We want Jeffco business to really get a chance to shine, and we have some really diverse places.”

Restaurants come from all over the county, and include staples like 240 Union and new faces like La Cave and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. Willms said that the event is not just for people already in the community, but for those who want to get a sense of what Jefferson County has to offer. “There are places that you’re only going to find in Jeffco, and we want to put a spotlight on them,” he said. “We’re hoping folks from all over will want to come see what we have to offer.” Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 303233-5555 or visiting heritagecenter. Group rates are available. For more information, visit

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Christina Kern, CRS , CNE, GRI What is the most challenging part of what you do? What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy Associate Broker

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Exceeding my clients expectations by listening to their wants and needs, and then finding the best ways to fulfill them in a trusted and professional manner.

What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? I enjoy watching my children’s sports activities, going for a run, reading a great book, skiing and my three labradors What is one tip you have for some someone looking to sell a house? My best tip for someone sell selling a home is to make sure your home shines. Cleaning your home involves some time and some attention to detail, but it will increase the value in every buyer’s eyes.

Where were you born? Glenwood Springs, Colorado How long have you lived in the area? I have lived in the metro Denver area for 30 years; I’m a Colorado native. What do you like most about it? I love Colorado because of the weather, you can ski one day and golf the next.

a house? My best tip for someone looking to buy a home is to list all the ‘must have’ items in one column and all the ‘would like to have’ items in another and use those lists as a checklist when home shopping to keep your goals in focus What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? I sold a home once where the seller repaired his motorcycle in the basement rather than the garage. He just rode the bike through the living room and downstairs to the basement frequently. It was quite surprising!

How long have you worked in Real Estate? I have been a realtor for 12 years. What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? My specialty is working with clients to make sure they find the ‘right’ home. I make sure that each client receives the best information, respect and service to make their home buying or selling experi-ence outstanding.





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the “keep” pile that are simply out of place in the garage and may be better stored elsewhere. Think about which items can be moved to a basement or attic because of their infrequency of use, such as holiday decorations, suitcases, and collectibles. You may prefer to move lawn and garden items out of the garage and into a shed in the

Even a home that looks neat from the outside may be housing a disorganized mess behind the garage door.

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his family hadn’t heard in a while. “We’re able to pull from them these nuggets of memories,” Spaulding says. “It’s a real bright spot for families.” His painting finished, John closes his watercolor box. “You’re an amazing artist,” Lisa says, studying the Lincoln, shaded in varying tones of black against an eddying backdrop of green bushes. “Well,” John says, “thank you. It’s fun.” Not every painting elicits recollections for the artists. And “sometimes, you never know if the stories are true or not,” Lisa says. “But then you get to the point where it doesn’t matter, because it’s true to them.” Although John, who had never picked up a paintbrush before starting the class about 1½ years ago, will say he’s not talented, he is. “He’s a really, really good artist,” Lisa says. He’s so good that two of his paintings were selected for the annual Memories in the Making auction, held last week in Denver. Some 4,000 pieces are submitted from program participants throughout Colorado. Juried by professional artists, about 75 are selected. Some are then paired with 30 professional artists, who choose a piece of artwork and reinterpret it the way they see it. Morrison artist Margaretta Caesar, who paints with oils, has participated for about four years. She still remembers the first time she walked into the exhibition room with tables covered in “magnificent” watercolors. “We were told to find the one that speaks to us. But you look at the mixture of talent — the joy, the passion, the emotion — and on the backs are little stories about their inspirations. You just get so moved by it.” This year, John’s painting of a steer called “The Steer Leader” captured her interest. A longhorn lives not too far from her home. But even more than that connection, “what really grabbed me was the composition. The artist really nailed it … He had worked very, very hard to capture the color in the background. I just thought the piece was top-notch.” For families, selection of loved ones’ art for the auction, which raises more than $400,000 for the association, is an optimistic moment. “Often the call that comes from a care facility is about a new difficult behavior or yet another loss of skill or memory proving challenging for the staff,” Spaulding says. “The call from one of our volunteers letting them know a watercolor created by mom, dad or a spouse has been selected for the auction brings a moment of joy, and once they see the piece, often of wonder that a loved one created something beautiful with no previous art ability — and warmth for a memory shared.” Before the auction, a tea is held for participants where they see their work displayed. John attended with his wife, Lee. “The Steer Leader” was one of the showcase paintings. “He had a hard time understanding why people were making such a fuss over him,” Lee says. She told him the painting was his. “But I didn’t do that.” “John, that’s your signature.” John’s big hobby throughout his life had been photography. And, Lee says, he always had a good sense of light and space, which seems to have translated into his new pastime. She’s watched how he enjoys painting. “He’ll spend a long time — his attention is fixed right in the painting the whole time he’s doing it,” she says. “He is

John George’s painting of a classic Lincoln, at bottom, was created in Emeritus Denver’s Memories in the Making program. Courtesy photo by Lisa Hut.

Bettie Van Zetten, who worked as a switchboard operator and secretary for the FBI, said the red box in her angel painting is the FBI’s secrets. Courtesy photo by Lisa Hut. amazing.” But John, like many others, doesn’t remember what he paints. Bettie Van Zetten bends toward the paper, concentrating, brushing small black strokes along the outline of an angel, sketched from the small, wooden figure on the table. “Do you think you want to do some blue up here?” Kim Franklin encourages, pointing to the background behind the angel. “More blue sky,” Bettie, 80, agrees. “Not too much. I’ll thin it out.” “See,” Kim says, “you do a good job.” Bettie, her once jet black hair now completely white, blots water off her sky. “See the box there?” Kim asks, pointing to the box cradled in the angel’s hands. “What is the box supposed to be?” Bettie wonders. “I was going to say it’s the FBI’s secrets.” “Oooooh,” several people around the table say. “What color box would the FBI have?” Kim asks. “One of the things about working for the FBI, they were never, ever evil to you.” Bettie leans back and clasps her hands. “They would say, ‘We are special and so are you.’ ”

She holds up the painting. “A red box — all the secrets in there.” And she dips her brush into the red paint. Bettie did work for the FBI in Washington, D.C., and in Denver as a switchboard operator and secretary. She has letters from J. Edgar Hoover commending her for good work and her research and help in the Coors kidnapping case in 1960. The mother of two children, she raised them on her own after a divorce when her oldest, her son Barry, was 10. At one time, she did paint. But what her children remember most is how she made flower sculptures from discarded aluminum sheets, how she decorated objects with paper cut-outs, how she loved music and even tapdanced. “She was always creating something or trying to create something,” says daughter-in-law Eileen Van Zetten, Barry’s wife. Born in Kansas, she traveled with her family to many rural areas during the Great Depression and came to love the outdoors. Her paintings often reflect that inspiration and her deep faith, her family says. “I can see her spirituality in them and her love of the outside,” Eileen says. “For all of us, it’s a way to see that what she’s actually thinking and feeling is beautiful.” For the auction, Bettie’s landscape, a mountain scene draped in blue, gold and green hues that she named “God’s Beauty,” was paired with a photograph from renowned Colorado nature photographer John Fielder. Unbeknownst to event organizers, over the years Bettie had collected just about every Ansel Adams book of nature photographs; son Barry is a huge Fielder fan. So when Eileen and Barry saw her painting next to his photograph, they held hands and cried. “We were both so touched by how this came together, her vision and his vision, and it was almost overwhelming,” Eileen says. “It was one of the most moving things I’ve seen in many years.” For Barry, his mother’s paintings keep them close, Eileen says. “This is like a way of holding onto a piece of something she feels for him.” Bettie, absorbed in the angel, adds color to a wing. “I’d love to be an artist,” she says. “Wouldn’t it be fun to be an artist?” “OK, Bettie, last thing,” Kim says. “Do you want to do something for the dress?” She hands Bettie the angel so she can feel the wood and understand the texture. “How would I make it?” Bettie asks. Lisa: “We have silver paint.” There is silence as Bettie adds water to black paint. “This looks gray, doesn’t it?” Kim: “Probably if you use less water.” “It’s getting more, more silver.” “So,” says Kim, “every artist names their painting.” Bettie quickly responds. “Good thing I’m not an artist.” The class ends and Bettie, Sue, John, Paul and the others close their watercolor boxes, each labeled with their names. They leave quietly, with smiles and goodbyes to each other, and a few hugs for Lisa and Kim. On the table is Bettie’s angel. It wears a silver-gray dress and holds a red box. The sky behind her is Colorado blue. Kim has written Bettie’s name on the back, along with the title Bettie gave it: “Secrets of the FBI.” To contact the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, call 800-272-3900 or go to Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcolorado or 303-566-4110.

YOUR WEEK & MORE THURSDAY/JUNE 13 CLASS REUNION The 1953 West High School 60-year class reunion is planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at The White Fence Farm in Lakewood. All classes welcome. Contact Elaine Langley at 303-799-9601 or Lee Becker for information. THURSDAY/JUNE 13

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Your Online Reputation — Learn how to build a positive reputation, at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Guest speaker is Stella Peterson, Stella PR + Marketing. Visit www. for information on costs and registration.

FRIDAY/JUNE 14 SYMPHONY CONCERT DeVotchKa and special guest Amanda Palmer join with the Colorado Symphony for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now. Call 303-6237876 or go to FRIDAY/JUNE 14 THEATER SHOW Performance Now Theatre Company

presents “Kiss Me, Kate” from June 14 through June 30 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets available by calling 303-987-7845, going online to or visiting the Lakewood Cultural Center box office. Free, on-site parking available.

FRIDAY TO Sunday/June 14-16 MUSIC FESTIVAL Bluegrass music fans will be treated to special outdoor performances by nine bands, including Colorado-based headliner Finnders & Youngberg, during the three-day Golden Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe streets in Golden. Tickets will be available on May 1 at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. in Golden. Visit or call 303-278-3557.

SATURDAY/JUNE 15; Monday/June 17 RTD MEETINGS Learn about proposed RTD service changes at meetings at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., 2nd Floor Community Room, Golden; and at 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood. Staff members will explain the changes and answer questions. Feedback from the hearings will be summarized and reported to the RTD board of directors. Visit shtml. Comments also can be faxed to 303-299-2227 or emailed to no later than June 17. MONDAY/JUNE 17 INVESTING EDUCATION West Metro Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Meet in classroom 1. We cover all the information you will need to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow. We analyze deals as examples, talk about where to get funding, the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes do property tours. MONDAY/JUNE 17, June 24 REPUBLICAN MEN Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets from 7-9 a.m. Mondays, at Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave. The Monday, June 10, meeting features Tom Tancredo, who will talk about why he is running for Colorado governor and Your Week continues on Page 21

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how he will get there. The guest at the June 17 meeting is still to be determined. The June 24 meeting will feature Peter Weir, Jefferson County district attorney, providing an update on Jefferson County criminal happenings, court proceedings and more. Bring a guest. Call Fred Holden, 303-421-7619 or visit

TUESDAY/JUNE 18 MOUNT EVEREST As the tallest mountain in the world, Ever-

est holds a special place in the minds and hearts of many. It has religious significance for inhabitants of the region; additionally, it captivates the many mountaineers who have attempted to summit it and thus stand “on top of the world.” Join Active Minds from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, as we explore the stories of Everest-both triumphs and tragedies-and examine different perspectives on the mountain’s past, present, and future. Program is at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP to 303-237-5700.

TUESDAY/JUNE 18 NETWORKING EVENT 303 Network presents Business After Hours, a networking event, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Old Chicago, 3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Tickets available at WEDNESDAY/JUNE 19, July 3, July 17 CONCERT SERIES Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets, portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening music from local students. THE SCHEDULE is: June 5, The Hosty Duo, with Evergreen School of Music; June 19, Sticky Mulligan, with The Alpine Brothers; July 3, Trout Steak Revival, with Whodunnit; July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14, Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28, Tunisia, with Kattie Glassman and Snapshot. The concerts are free, and parking is limited. Visit www. WEDNESDAY/JUNE 19, June 26, July 10 CONCERT SERIES The Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts 2013 Sounds Exciting! summer concert series lineup includes The Hazel Miller Band, rhythm & blues, June 19; Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders, banjo, June 26; Red Molly, bluegrass-tinged Americana, July 10; Eclipse, Journey tribute, July 17; Creole Stomp, Creole and Zydeco, July 24; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Funkadelic fun, July 31. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Gates open at 6 p.m. and plenty of free parking available. Picnicking is allowed. Season tickets are available at or by calling 303-987-7845. THURSDAY/JUNE 20 REAL ESTATE Jefferson County summer real estate forum is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Boston Market’s corporate headquarters, 14103 Denver West Parkway, Golden. Meet and network with Jefferson County business and political leaders and learn about major transportation and redevelopment projects in the county. To register, visit http://www.jeffco. org/events-detail.asp?eventID=376.


RECURRING EVENTS DOG TRAINER Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information. ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744. RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 13 PILATES CLASSES A new 10-week session of Pilates for

Ageless Adults is offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays from April 11 to June 13 at the Arvada Center. Cost can be paid to the Arvada Center. Instructor Laurie Wood is a certified Pilates post-rehab practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and a dancer with more than 25 years experience. The class is a gentle, therapeutic approach to Pilates. A half-inch thick foam exercise mat is needed; no yoga mats please. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register.

RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 14 AGELESS JAZZ Laurie Wood leads a fun-filled, energetic, basic

jazz dance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from April 12 to June 14 at the Arvada Center. Wood is a dancer, choreographer and healing artist with more than 25 years’ experience teaching movement classes to all ages and populations. Wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes and dress comfortably. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register.

RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 30 DEGAS EXHIBIT Foothills Art Center presents “Edgar Degas:


The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30. The exhibit presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303-279-3922 or visit



KIDS NIGHT out Evergreen Park & Recreation District plans its first kids night out for ages 5-12 from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the gymnastics gym at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road. Pizza will be served. Parents must sign up by Monday, June 17, at Space is limited. Kids nights out also will be offered July 26 and Aug. 9. Visit www.

THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre Company presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from June 7 through June 30 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets available by calling 303-232-0363 or going online to www.theedgetheater. com.


Dog parade Pawsitively Pittie Pride Parade coming from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to Olde Town Arvada. Join all responsible guardians of pit bull type dogs for a day of fun and mingling with new pittie friends. Activities include a parade, vendors, try-out agility, and demonstrations. All proceeds benefit Peanut’s Place Bully Rescue.

COMING SOON/JUNE 22 GARDEN TOUR Tour six residential Arvada gardens, plus the newly established Rose Roots Community Gardens, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Proceeds will support the Arvada Historical Society. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth. You will receive a tour map to all the gardens.Resident gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. At one of the gardens we again will be selling fun, decorated birdhouses. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Strollers and pets are not allowed in the gardens. Call Mary Jo at 303-4212032. COMING SOON/JUNE 22 WILD WEST Travel back to the days of the Wild West at the Colorado Railroad Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Families can catch a ride behind the steam locomotive on an 1880s vintage passenger coach and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. There are fast-draw contests, train robberies and sharp shooting exhibitions. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Purchase tickets at ColoradoRailroadMuseum.

RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 20 PAINTED CATS Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at Visit

and entertain the kids and the whole family with a trip through the 20th century from early farming days with real farming equipment to a 1940s diner. This summer, the importance of the military is highlighted through the museum’s victory gardens, showing how communities have come together during conflicts and wars in support of the military. The Blue Star program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent history, fine art, science, nature centers and children’s museums. The complete list of participating museums is available at

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 28-30, July 26-28 CAMP COMFORT Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 29 BOOK SIGNING Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of

Arvada West High School, has just released “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at

LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 29-30 MS RIDE The 2013 Newmont Bike MS, presented by Point B, will take place June 29-30. The ride runs from Front Range Community College in Westminster to Colorado State University in Fort Collins and back. The ride will offer three route options: the traditional route that includes the challenge of Horsetooth Reservoir; a shorter and easier base route that does not include Horsetooth Reservoir; and a Saturday afternoon century option for riders seeking an endurance experience. For information or to sign up, visit LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 1 GOLF TOURNAMENT Life Care Center of Evergreen and Elk

Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Saturday, July 1, at Hiwan Golf Club, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with tee-off at 8 a.m. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to support treatment and research. To sign up, donate or receive more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen at 303-674-4500.

LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 4, Aug. 15, Aug. 18 SUMMER CONCERTS Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts in its 2013 summer concert series. The first concert, at 3 p.m. July 4, is at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show. The program is titled Salute the Red, White & Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For its second concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, the orchestra has invited The Queen City Jazz Band for an evening of music at the Arvada Center Amphitheater. Tickets are available at or by calling 720-898-7200. The final concert is a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at Parfet Park in Golden. Visit

GOLF TOURNAMENT Temple Micah’s 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit its endeavors to “Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly” is on Saturday, July 6. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. at Emerald Greens, 597 S. Clinton St., Denver (in the Windsor Garden community). This event is for families or individuals who play golf, relatively new golfers or those who like to play but don’t play a lot. Sponsorship options are available. Register at or via Elaine Lee, 303-3884239 ext. 1. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 6-7 VEGFEST THE fourth annual VegFest Colorado event is July 6-7 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. VegFest is a health and environmental fair supporting a plant-based diet and lifestyle. It is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Visit for more information. Adults pay admission at the door; children admitted free. Parking is free. WEDNESDAY/JULY 9, July 17 TAX WORKSHOPS The Colorado Department of Revenue offers sales/use tax workshops from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 (Part I), and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 (Part II), in Wheat Ridge. The workshops include information on many common sales and use tax topics, including but not limited to the liabilities businesses face when they are not in compliance with Colorado laws. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Visit Continuing Professional Education credits and training materials are available. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 13 GARDEN TOUR The Evergreen Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The tour is a fundraiser for the eight gardens in Evergreen that are maintained by the Evergreen Garden Club. Come see what grows at our altitude. Enjoy five private gardens, water features, vegetable and rooftop gardens, containers, red worm composting, rain collection, plant sale and door prizes. For information and tickets, visit www. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 13, Aug. 10 STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of top-notch local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 14 BLOCK PARTY Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit to purchase an all-day pass or for information. LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 19-20 CLASS REUNION Golden High School plans its Class of 1983 30th reunion the weekend of July 19-20. Reunion information and registration can be found at Contact Rex Halbeisen at 303-619-6679 or LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 19-21 DANCE FESTIVAL Global Dance Festival, three days to celebrate the fusion of electronic dance music with other genres and showcase the diverse array of talent, returns July 19-21 to Red Rocks. Tickets are on sale now at LOOKING AHEAD/JULY 20-21 BEER TASTING The Center for the Arts Evergreen expands the scope of Summerfest to include a beer-tasting event called Palette of Brews, which will feature 15 Colorado microbreweries. Summerfest is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at Buchanan Park athletic fields. Visit www. No smoking or pets are allowed. Call 303-


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RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 27 QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377.

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RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 2 SUMMER CAMP Golden History Museums again offer handson history summer day camp for children ages 6-11 years. Sessions include movie making, firefighting, technology and mining. Six week-long sessions take place from June 10 to Aug. 2 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe Streets, near downtown Golden. The camp is divided into morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), or full days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at or by phone at 303-278-3557. RECURRING/THROUGH LABOR Day FREE ADMISSION Lakewood Heritage Center will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The Lakewood Heritage Center can educate

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Randle P. McMurphy (Scott Bellot) and Indian “Chief” Bromden (Sam Gilstrap) are strapped to their seats in a scene from The Edge Theatre’s production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Courtesy photos

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‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Edge Theatre updates a classic

By Clarke Reader

WHAT: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”


ne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a classic piece of American literature, and while many have scene the film version with Jack Nicholson, the stage version has had a quieter history. The Edge aims to bring the show to vibrant light with its production, which runs Thursdays through Sundays until June 30 at the theater, 1560 Teller St. “Even though it is kind of a period piece, it’s really a timeless show,” said director Rick Yaconis. “Depending on which character you look at, you can do a different story.” Narrated by Indian “Chief” Bromden — a patient in an Oregon psychiatric hospital — the story focuses on rabble-rouser Randle P. McMurphy, who transferred to the hospital from a prison work farm, thinking this will give him an easy way to serve out his time. What starts out as a lark — hustling the patients, causing trouble for the staff — turns into something more when he realizes the inspiring effect he is having on the patients. His cushy stay is also interrupted when he calls down the wrath of Nurse Ratched, who runs the hospital with a near-totalitarian grip. What ensues is a struggle to maintain one’s individuality. While the original story shows very little sympathy for Ratched, Yaconis said he wanted to tell the story from her viewpoint as much as possible, since in her mind, she is doing the right thing. “She’s a woman in what many call a man’s world, trying to gain control,”

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WHERE: The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood WHEN: Through June 30 Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m. COST: $18-$22 INFORMATION: 303-232-0363 or www.theedgeth-

Patients and nurses in the psychiatric hospital where “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” takes place. he said. “For me, I wanted to take a look at how someone reacts when that power slips from their grasp because of outside forces.” Jada Roberts, who plays Ratched, said that she focused more on what Ratched’s intentions are than what the other characters think of her. “She cares in a very big, strong way. The manner in which she demonstrates it is sort of this low boil,” Roberts said. “There’s certainly an element in her that likes the control and things to be a certain way, so it really throws her

You can enjoy a night in historic Lower Downtown, walk the neighborhood and enjoy small bites of the restaurants’ fare during LoDo Bites. At each stop, participants will enjoy varied cuisines with some restaurants offering select wine, drink specials and signature desserts. This popular annual event in LoDo will return on June 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event. Group sales are available at a discounted price of $30 sold in blocks of 10. Or you may mail a check to: LoDo District, Inc., 1616 17th St., Suite 478, Denver, CO 80202. Make checks payable to: LoDo District, Inc. Your ticket assigns you a restaurant indicating where to begin your tour. From there, you have up to four hours to sample the fare of 25 LoDo restaurants, bite by bite. Limited tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out on this hot ticket. Participating restaurants for the event, sponsored by LoDo District, Inc., include some of Denver’s finest, such as Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, Coohills, TAG, The Squeaky Bean and Vesta Dipping Grill. Visit to learn more about LoDo Bites or check out all 20 of LoDo’s finest dining venues.

for a loop when someone tries to take that.” Roberts said that she hopes audiences have some kind of catharsis during the play and if she gets people to hate her character, that just means she’s done her job. The 15-character play is the largest The Edge has ever done, and Yaconis said that it has been a challenge, but interesting because even the smaller roles are significant. Yaconis wanted the actors playing characters with mental illnesses to make their performances as real as possible, and to research their parts. “It’s a fine line because it’s supposed to be at least a little funny, but you don’t want it to be cartoonish,” he said. “We don’t say what illnesses the characters have, but rather let the audience try to figure it out.” The play is very much a comedic drama, Yaconis added, and said the new spin The Edge is putting on the story will really impress. “’Cuckoo’s Nest’ is a classic, but we wanted to do a different take on it,” he said. “It’s darker, wilder and has a little more bite. I think people will be blown away by the quality of the acting and the story.”

Elway’s DIA opened for airport travelers on June 10. Here are the facts: Elway’s opened at the Center Court on Concourse B at Denver International Airport. The opening coincided with United Airlines’ maiden flight from Denver to Tokyo. Elway’s DIA, the fourth location for the steakhouse chain (the original in Cherry Creek, Downtown at the Ritz-Carlton and in Vail), will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant will seat approximately 147 guests, with a main dining area, bar seating and a patio.

Jackson tribute

Michael Jackson fans won’t want to miss The Ultimate Thriller — The Michael Jackson Tribute on June 21 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert is crafted from the best sets, costumes, dance moves and musical arrangements of the Bad and Dangerous tours. The Ultimate Thriller presents an enduring tribute to the King of Pop. The concert features big production values with a live band, backup vocalists, design lighting and a troupe of dancers choreographed by LaVelle Smith Jr. and Mic Thompson, who spent several years performing with Jackson. The Ultimate Thriller will take audiences through a Jackson music repertoire including “Jam,” “I’ll Be There,” “Rock With You,” “Black or White,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror” and more. To sample music and video on the band, go to promoter. Tickets are $32 for general admission (plus service charges) at www., or to charge by phone call 303-296-1212.

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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 more info call Virlie Walker 720-323-0863.



ENTREPRENEURS CLUB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran

DANCE CLUB — Blue Nova Dance Club meets 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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PLAYHOUSE SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents

“Wonder of the World” from July 26 to Sept. 1. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, with a 2 p.m. show on Sept. 1. Tickets are available by calling 303-9353044 or going online to Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

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

SYMPHONY CONCERT Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform July

MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada.


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, 303438-6783, or go online to

VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth

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grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at

LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 16-17, Through Aug. 25 CARNATION FESTIVAL/CIRCUS The Wheat Ridge Carnation

Festival is Aug. 16-17 at Anderson Park on 44th Avenue. This year’s festival will feature new rides on the midway including inflatables, such as jumpy castles, jousting, climbing walls, carnival games, balloon darts and activities for kids of all ages. Returning to the festival this year are many of the favorites like the midway, food, two nights of fireworks, the chili cook-off, live bands and a parade. Free activities for kids include the Kids Craft Central booth. The Arvada Association of Modelers Club will demonstrate their planes and the quarter-midget race cars will be back. For more information, visit The festival welcomes back the Zoppe’ Italian Family Circus (, which is a special engagement and runs through Aug. 25. Tickets will be available mid-June at or at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The opening performance is at 7 p.m. Aug.16.

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.

THURSDAYS BUSINESS SPIRITUALITY Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit www. or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933. COMMUNITY COFFEE Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be 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. INVESTORS’ MEETINGS The Rocky Mountain Inventors


Association meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go online to www.rminventor. org for details.



FLIPPING HOUSES A real estate-investing education

group meets 7-9 p.m. every third Monday at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The group will cover all the information needed to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow.

REPUBLICANS MEN meeting The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County. TUESDAYS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions. NETWORKING MEETINGS Elevate West Metro Business

Networking “Business Professionals: Raising Opportunities” are weekly meetings 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Vectra Bank, 7391 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For more information, call Jennifer at 720-947-8003 or Matt at 720-947-8005.

WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are from 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

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Painted Cats charity event

I’m allergic to cats, but painted cats are a different tale. The Cat Care Society debuted its “Tails of the Painted Cats” summer tour in May, but it runs through July 11 and the fundraiser concludes with a July 20 gala event and auction at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver. The painted cats were designed and painted by various Denver-area artists and cat lovers. Douglas M. Tisdale (the honorable mayor of Cherry Hills Village) will serve as auctioneer and my favorite weatherman, Channel 4’s Ed Greene, will be emcee the event. For more information, visit www. Here’s the list of the remaining “Tails of the Painted Cats” summer tour: • June: Tennyson Street Cultural District, plus other metro Denver locations

CONSCIOUS CREATION Explore holistic health resources at the Conscious Creation Fair from 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. 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. Location is 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 (for example, Broadway Betty will be at PISMO Fine Art Glass in Cherry Creek) • June 29: Festival of Felines, Cat Care Society, 5787 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. • July 11: Fascination St. Fine Art in Cherry Creek, 315 Detroit St., wine and cheese reception (admission)


Eavesdropping on a woman talking to her friend about gambling with her boyfriend in Cripple Creek: “Did you win anything?” “Are you kidding? Those towns aren’t built because of winners!” 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 You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at Send her Mile High Life column tips and eavesdroppings at or at 303-6195209.

on the first and third Sundays every month at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court in Wheat Ridge. For more information or dance lessons, contact Dave at 303-578-6588 or email

MUSIC PERFORMANCES Patrice LeBlanc performs on keyboard and vocals 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Purple Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 2610 Youngfield St. Call 303-237-1133 for more information. SINGERS NEEDED The Troubadours Choir is looking for a

director and new members. This is a volunteer choir, comprised mostly of seniors. The Troubadours meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 45th and Wadsworth. For more information, call Gary at 303-477-1380.

SYMPHONY AUDITIONS The Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for concertmaster (includes an honorarium), principal viola (includes an honorarium) and all section strings. Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, September through May, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303-980-0400 for requirements, appointment and further information. WEEKLY MUSIC Jazz @ the Creek is every first Wednesday of the month at Living Water Unity, 59th and Vance in Olde Town Arvada. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to an hour of great jazz. For more information, call 720-935-4000 or email

ONGOING /HEALTHCARE BOOT CAMP Get out of the gym and get results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven fullbody 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 HEALTH GROUP A women’s health group with the motto “Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of

this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email

HOME CARE Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. To learn more, go online to 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 303-9896300 or 303-730-0986 for cost information and reservations. WEIGHT LOSS — The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week program meets10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers. For information on cost or to preregister, call Chris at 720-320-2394. YOGA FOR Survivors Whether you’re a longtime cancer survivor, in treatment or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of 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 before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice.

ONGOING /RECREATION, CLUBS AND SERVICES AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,000 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303-322-4440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at BUFFALO TOASTMASTERS meets the first and third Wednesdays at 44 Union, Lakewood, at Golder and Associates, check in on the third floor. The meetings run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Toastmasters is an international organization that is a fun and supportive environment to learn and practice public speaking skills. More information is available at or All are welcome to attend our Wednesday meetings.

PLACES OF WORSHIP To list your congregation services call Viola Ortega 303-566-4089 G/WR/L



St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Proclaiming Christ to the Mountains and Plains 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


Golden Church of Christ 1100 Ulysses St. (303) 279-3872 Rick Walker - Evangelist Bible classes for all ages 9 Worship 10 Sunday Evening Prayer meeting 5:30 Worship 6:00

am am pm pm



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

Please join us for our weekend and mid-week services

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

Unity of Evergreen at Red Rocks

Reverend Julie Armour Home of the Daily Word

The Chapel at Red Rocks 905 Bear Creek Ave • Morrison 3rd Entrance into Red Rocks Park

303-697-1533 Sunday Service and Youth Education Program at 9:30 A.M. A Path for Spiritual Living


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

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Miriam M. Dixon

Nursery provided




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



Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave.

303-279-5282 A Religious Home for the Liberal Spirit Service Times: 9:15am / 11:00am Religious education for all ages. Nursery care provided.


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A dashing way to get sloppy, have fun Charitable mud run brings out those up for a good time By Daniel Williams LITTLETON — Ready to get dirty? Runners get ready to let your mud flaps fly at The Dirty Dash on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course that combines boot camp challenges with the joy of getting really muddy. Participants crawl through mud pits, climb mountains of sludge, scale cargo nets and jump hay bales before taking a ride down the world’s largest slip `n slide, all in the name of fun and charity. “We just want people to get active and get crazy in the mud,” The Dirt Dash organizer Matt Ward said. “This is your chance to act up.” Not a runner but interested in a day of fun? Well, spectators are encouraged to get crazy as well by pelting oncoming runners with water balloons. Children who attend can have their own fun at the course with the Piglet Plunge, a kid-sized romp in the mud pits and Slop `n Slide. A portion of the proceeds of the race goes to Paradox Sports and The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. “The only thing that feels better than being covered from head to toe in mud is

Participants in last year’s The Dirty Dash get dirty but work out and have fun. Photo by Gretchen Willard

knowing you’ve helped your community,” Ward said. After the race, those that want to donate their used shoes can leave them behind for people in need.

The Dirty Dash will clean them and give them to charity. More than 25,000 pairs of shoes have been donated in the past three years. For more information on this event,

By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Jeffco award winners as well as newly inducted Jeffco Hall of Famers were honored at the 28th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet Wednesday at Mount Vernon Country Club. Six new members were inducted into the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame, and 12 of Jeffco’s elite high school athletes and coaches were recognized for their athletic achievements. Nearly 200 people were on hand at the banquet to honor the award winners and inductees. The new induction class includes: Brian Schneider; Athlete (football, basketball and track) at Pomona High School. Played college football at Colorado State University, assistant football coach at CSU, UCLA, Iowa State, Oakland Raiders, USC and current special teams coordinator for Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. Wendy Braye Davies; Athlete (softball, basketball and golf ) at Arvada West High School. Played college softball at Florida State University. Current teacher, softball and girls golf coach at Ralston Valley High School. Coached RV to state softball championships in 2002 and 2007. John McGuire; Athlete (cross country and track) at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School. three-time state cross country champion; 12-time state track champion in 800m, 1600m, 3200m and 4x800 relay. Ran track and cross country at Stanford University. G. Stanley Ward; Stadium manager (Reed Street Stadium and Trailblazer Stadium), athletic director (Arvada West High School), coach (Jefferson High School) and teacher (Jefferson High School). Jerry Madden; Football, wrestling, baseball, softball and track coach. Schools coached at include: Pomona High School, Golden High School, Dakota Ridge High School, Alameda High School, Oberon, Moore and O’Connell middle schools and

D’Evelyn boys’ basketball coach Troy Pachner, far left, has a laugh with recent D’Evelyn graduate Luke Stratman. Stratman was named Jeffco’s Class 4A Male Athlete of the Year. Standley Lake graduate Zoie Hoben, far right, was honored as Jeffco’s 5A Female Athlete of the Year. Photos by Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools Lakewood Junior High School. C. Thomas McCormick; Basketball coach and teacher. Schools coached at include: Ralston Valley High School, Arvada High School and Drake Junior High School. McGuire was the only one of the six inductees who couldn’t make it to the banquet. However, he did speak at D’Evelyn’s graduation the week before. Also at the banquet was the presentation of awards given to several Jeffco athletes and coaches. The event featured the end of school year athletic awards to the Paul Davis Sportsmanship Award, Fred Steinmark Award, Assistant Coaches of the Year, Coaches of the Year and Athletes of the Year.

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Ralston Valley High School Athletic Director Jim Hynes, left, stands with Wendy Braye Davies during her induction into the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.


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June 13, 2013

Fossil Trace cast among the best Golf course celebrating 10th anniversary this summer By Daniel Williams

GOLDEN - Fossil Trace stands out over most other municipal courses. Technically a Golden municipal golf course, Fossil Trace offers a golf experience usually only found at a private course. Snuggled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fossil Trace is just minutes from anywhere in town. Yet when on the course golfers often feel like you are playing a course in the middle of the mountains. “I think as golfers whether you are a 5-year-old golfer or a 55-year-old golfer you want to play a course that is fun and not necessarily 7,600 yards,” said Fossil Trace PGA head professional Jim Hajek. The course is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer and in 10 short years Fossil Trace has become not only a premiere golf course in Colorado but in the entire country. Designed by renowned golf course architect Jim Engh, the golf course opened in July of 2003, long after after the first dinosaurs walked where holes 11 through 15 now sit. Triceratops footprints, as well as other prehistoric creatures’ fossils can be viewed adjacent to the golf courses 12th green. Also, located just inside the main doors of the golf course clubhouse is an exhibit that details the rich history of the property and shares information about the dinosaur ions,tracks and other fossils uncovered on the whatgolf course. book. “It’s just a really cool experience every time you have the opportunity to come play here. Anytime you play Fossil Trace you get a little something different,” said Fossil Trace regular Rick Harris. After a long round there are few places better to sip a drink and enjoy dinner than Three Tomato’s patio overlooking the 18th green. Affordable fees, convenient practice facilities, a steakhouse with a view and one of the greenest courses in Colorado make for an outstanding golf experience at Fossil Trace. Considered a “Must Play” by Golf Digest and getting a 4.5 (out of five) ranking, Fossil Trace has accumulated a long list of awards. Most recently, Westword Magazine named Fossil Trace as “Best Golf Course in Denver” for the second time. Colorado AvidGolfer Magazine said the course features “Best Starting Hole in Colorado” four of the past six years. And Golf Digest has designated hole No. 12 as one of the “18 Most Fun Holes in America.”

A view of the back nine fairway at Fossil Trace Golf Course is surrounded by beautiful scenery in Golden. Photos by Daniel Williams

The 18th hole has a trail of bunkers leading up to the green.

Colorado School of Mines best, brightest given honors Information Director Colin Bonnicksen also an honoree By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Colorado School of Mines Megan Woodworth and Russell Drummond were named 2012-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. Two of the more accomplished studentathletes in Mines Athletics and RMAC history — both in the classroom and on the playing field — were honored on Thursday. Administrators from each of the 14 RMAC institutions chose a male and female student-athlete as their honorees. To be eligible for the RMAC ScholarAthlete award, individuals must compete in one of the conference sponsored championship sports; carry at least a 3.30 grade point average; be a starter or reserve on their respective team; be of good character and must have participated at the active member institution for two or more sea-

sons. Woodworth, the 2012 Capital One Division II Academic All-America of the Year for women’s soccer, repeated as a Daktronics First Team All-American after leading the RMAC with the fourth most assists in the country (13) and finishing fourth in the conference in points (35) and fifth in scores (11). The 2012 RMAC Preseason Player of the Year and 2011 NSCAA and Daktronics First Team All-American concluded her career as the school’s all-time leader in assists (44) and touts the top three single-season marks in program lore, highlighted by 14 helpers in 2011. A four-time First Team All-RMAC choice and three-time RMAC Women’s Soccer Academic Player of the Year, Woodworth also ranks second at Mines in points (120) and third in goals (38). She was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-American, NSCAA First Team College Scholar All-American and Colorado Sportswoman of the Year in 2011. Drummond, the 2012 RMAC Men’s Cross

Country Academic Runner of the Year and 2012-13 RMAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year, capped his noteworthy career as runner-up and All-American in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. A three-time All-American in the event — he finished fourth in 2011 and 2012 — Drummond ranks third at Mines with nine collegiate All-American accords (cross country/track and field), including three in 2013 after placing fifth in the mile and eighth with the distance medley relay at indoor nationals. Drummond has been voted RMAC First Team All-Academic nine times and USTFCCCA All-Academic on three occasions. He was named Capital One First Team Academic All-American in 2011-12 following four All-American efforts between cross country and track and field.


Colorado School of Mines’ sports information director Colin Bonnicksen has been

named the AVCA NCAA Division II South Central Region Sports Information Director honoree for the 2012-13 Grant Burger Media Award, the association announced last week. Bonnicksen earns the distinction for NCAA Division II women’s volleyball coverage in the South Central Region, which is comprised of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), the Lone Star Conference (LSC) and Heartland Conference. Bonnicksen, the 2013 RMAC Campbell/ Marshall Sports Information Director of the Year, is one of eight Division II sports information directors around the nation to garner the award. Bonnicksen reported on the Orediggers’ rise to the program’s first-ever RMAC Championship in 2012, as well as its fourthconsecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Mines set a school record with a 26-7 overall record during the 2012 campaign and both Jackie Stabell and Melanie Wannamaker were named AVCA Second Team All-Americans — the first time the program had two All-Americans in the same season.

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June 13, 2013

A summer ‘how-to’ read for teens “The How-To Handbook” by Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson c.2013, Zest Books $10.99 / $13.99 Canada 127 pages This summer, your parents say that you’ll be doing more around the house. Your chore list almost doubled, in fact, because they want to prepare you for the future: cooking, cleaning, caring for your own clothes, money-management, car repair, things like that. This summer, they’re challenging you and it’s kinda scary. For instance, what if you mess up? What if you do something wrong? Maybe you should ask for help. Or maybe you should read “The How-To Handbook” by Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson. So you’re going to take more responsibility around the old home-

stead this year. You’ve got plenty to learn, and “The How-To Handbook” can help. As the new house chef, you’ll need to know your way around

the kitchen, for instance. You’ll have to learn to create a menu of healthy, balanced meals. You may need help peeling potatoes, unjamming a jar, chopping onions, making (and breaking) eggs, or finding recipes. This book has all that, plus instructions on setting a proper table and making a good cup of tea. Then you’ll learn how to clean up safely, and properly load the dishwasher. All this meal-making stuff is great, but what if you decide you want to get a job and make some cash, too? Again, this book is a big help: start a gift-wrapping business, clean windows or clean a room (in five minutes!), do laundry (start to finish), erase a stain, mend a seam, thread a needle, and sew on a button with the info you’ll find here.

Learn how to do yard work, wash a car, or fix a tire (vehicle or bike). And, of course, with all this moola you’ll be making, learn how to manage your money. But remember – you can’t work all summer. You’ve got to have some fun, so why not take a little trip? Learn how to tie sturdy knots, pitch a tent, and take care of yourself with simple first-aid. Know how to banish motion-sickness, pack a suitcase, and how to stay safe in the city. And don’t forget to take pictures. You’ll find out how with this helpful book! Looking for a quick and informative read that might help you navigate this summer? You’ll find it here… but beware. Though authors Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson can make life easier with “The How-To

Handbook,” there’s advice in this book that might need caution. Starting with easy-to-do chores and working up to tasks that require a little more finesse, this book makes sticky problems a lot easier with step-by-step instructions and quick line drawings for clarification. That’s great, when it comes to cooking, repairs, appearance, and fun. But Oliver and Johnson also give readers tips on things like popping zits (not generally recommended), and some of the first-aid advice seemed lacking. I don’t think this is bad information – it just needs to be used with a level head, so if you’re mature enough for that, then grab it. For teens ages 14 and up, “The How-To Handbook” might be something to have around the house.


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June 13, 2013 Government Legals

ORDINANCE NO. 1942 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GOLDEN ENACTING SECTION 18.28.500 AND SECTION 18.40.800 OF THE GOLDEN MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE CREATION OF COMMUNITY MIXED USE ZONE DISTRICTS WHEREAS, Title 18 of the Golden Municipal Code was enacted to address the use of land, buildings, and sites within the City; and WHEREAS, the Golden City Council has in the past enacted zoning districts; and WHEREAS, City Council wishes to enact two specific sections within Title 18 related to the creation of Community Mixed Use zone districts within the community. THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY Ordinance No. 1942 THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF Page 3

Ordinance No. 1942

GOLDEN, COLORADO: Section 1. Section 18.28.500, Community Mixed Use Zone Districts, as attached hereto as Exhibit A, and incorporated herein by this reference are hereby enacted. Section 2. Section 18.40.800, Community Mixed Use Architectural Guidelines and Standards, as attached hereto as Exhibit B, and incorporated herein by this reference are hereby enacted. Section 3. If any article, section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts hereof irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared unconstitutional or invalid.

Exhibit A

18.28.500 Community Mixed Use Zone Districts (CMU) The Community Mixed Use Zone Districts (CMU) are intended to help implement the land use goals and strategies found in the Golden Vision 2030 values, which was also the basis for the 2011 Comprehensive Plan update. These three districts are intended to accommodate multifamily residential uses, local businesses and a vibrant mix of uses, pedestrian friendly streets and neighborhoods, and attractive and safe public spaces where people can congregate. The CMU zone district places more emphasis on the �form�of development than the use. Buildings are required to locate toward the sidewalk, with parking in the back. Entry doors and windows are oriented to the sidewalk. There are currently three CMU zone districts, described below as Community Mixed Use Neighborhood Center (CMU-NC), Community Mixed Use Community Corridor 1 (CMU-CC1), and Community Mixed Use Community Corridor 2 (CMUCC2). 18.28.510 Principal Building Setbacks for All CMU Types: Principal Buildings shall be placed within the shaded area as shown in Diagram A. Principal buildings must be located no more than ten feet from the principal front property line for at least 75% of the property frontage. 1. Front Setback: 0 to 10�maximum setback for 75% of principal frontage 2. Side Street Setback: 0�to 10�maximum setback for 25% of secondary frontage 3. Side and Rear Setback: 0�minimum. 4. Alley Setback: 5�minimum.

Public Notice

Page4.6 All other ordinances or portions Section thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

Section 6. This ordinance is deemed necessary for the protection of health, welfare and safety of the community.

18.28.520 Parking and Accessory Building Placement: Vehicle access is not allowed from the principal street. Off-street parking, except subterranean parking, and accessory buildings allowed only in the shaded area as shown in Diagram B, as described below: 1. Front Street Setback: Parking and Accessory Buildings not allowed in the 25 feet of lot area Ordinance No. 1942 to the front property line. Pageclosest 4 2. Side Street Setback: 5�minimum from side property line. 3. Side and Rear Setback: 0�minimum from side and rear property line. 4. Alley Setback: 5�minimum from rear property line.

Personal Services Religious Assembly Residential Multifamily (75% square feet or Ordinance No. 1942 less) 7 Page Residential Multifamily (more than 75% of square footage) Restaurant Retail Solar Garden Public and Private Schools Veterinarian hospital (Indoor only) Vehicular drive up or drive thru facilities (Access from alleys and private drives only) SUP = Ordinance No.Special 1942 Use Permit (See Ch. 18.30) PageA8 = Allowed By Right X= Not Allowed










Division VI 18.40.800 Community Mixed Use (CMU) Architectural Guidelines and Standards 18.40.810 Guidelines � The goals of the Comprehensive Plan include a focus on pedestrian safety, amenities and aesthetics in the areas targeted for CMU zoning implementation. Architectural detailing should be designed in relation to the building height and treatment of windows, doors and other openings. First floor architectural details should vary visually, creating focal points along the building facade. The following recommendations for architectural detailing should be incorporated: 1. Use decorative window and door moldings, corner entries, recessed openings and other treatments to create accents or focal points (Figure 1).

3. Use color, texture and a variety of materials to help create visual interest (Figure 1). 4. Provide colorful fabric awnings, porticos, patios or other similar architectural features to enhance the pedestrian experience and enliven the street (Figures 2 & 3).

2. a. b. c.

Community Corridor 1 (CMU-CC1) Maximum: 30 feet. Floor to Floor: 14�minimum and 18�maximum ground floor, 12�maximum second floor. Accessory buildings: 20�maximum.

Figure 1  Example  of  Large  Ground  Floor   Windows  and  Variety  of  Materials  to   create  Visual  Interest

5. Doors should be substantial and well detailed. They should match the materials, design and character of the display window framing.

6. Use of building step backs at upper floors or building 18.28.530 Height Requirements for Each CMU Type: Except as provided in subsection 3, overhangs is encouraged to create more visual interest. below, building height is to be measured according to the �Building height�definition in Chapter 18.04 except that, for those structures located within a flood zone as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) maps, the grade shall be defined as one foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) as defined by (FEMA), but not to exceed five (5) feet above grade as typically defined. 1. Neighborhood Center (CMU-NC) a. Up to 30 feet for Principal Building, except that up to 40 feet is permitted provided that building walls over 30 feet are stepped back 8 feet from the front wall of the building, and provided that the footprint above 30 feet is no greater than 50% of the building footprint. Approval for height over 30 feet is subject to Tier 2 Bonus criteria (see Section18.40.724 (5) of the Golden Municipal Code), and requires Planning Commission approval. Ordinance No. 1942 b. Floor to Floor: 14�minimum and 18�maximum ground floor, 12�maximum second floor Ordinance No. 1942 Page 9 and above, except the maximum total height of buildings is 40 feet. Page 5 c. Accessory buildings: 20�maximum.

Figure 2  Example  of  Colorful  Fabric  Patio   Features

Figure 3  Example  of  Colorful  Patio   Features:  Umbrellas  and  Cushions

18.40.820 Standards 1. Cornices �This treatment shall be provided at the second floor (or roofline for a onestory building) to differentiate the storefront from upper levels of the building. 2. Blank Wall Areas �Walls without windows or doors are only permitted on internalblock side-property line walls. 3. Window Inset - Glass shall be inset a minimum of three (3) inches from the exterior wall surface to add relief to the wall surface. 4. Recessed Entries �Entries shall be recessed as an element of the main street storefront and to add relief to the wall surface. 5. Glazing - Clear glazing is required on the first floor. Reflective glazing shall not be used. If tinted glazing is used, the tint shall be minimized; green, gray, and blue are recommended (Figure 4). 6. Display Windows - Large pane windows shall be installed on the first floor encompassing a minimum of 60% of the commercial storefront surface area (Figure Figure 4  Example  of  Clear  First  Floor   4). Glazing  for  Displays  and  Street   7. Residential Uses �where residential uses exist on the Interaction   first floor of building frontage, windows shall constitute a minimum of 30% of the surface area. 18.40.830 Public Space Guidelines: 1. Public Space Design � Public spaces are outdoor areas, whether on publicly or privately owned land, that are open and accessible to the general public. a. Place publicly accessible spaces in a central location in the �Area of Change,�and not in a remote corner. b. Public spaces should be easily visible and accessible from the street and sidewalk, and ideally at a crossroads, where walking paths intersect (Figure 5). c. Size the public space to the scale of the surrounding

3. Community Corridor 2 (CMU-CC2) a. Maximum: 50 1942 feet, as measured from front property line. Ordinance No. b. Floor Page 6to Floor: 14�minimum and 18�maximum ground floor, 12�maximum second floor. c. Accessory buildings: 20�maximum.

l. Fountains � and small water features are recommended in open courtyards, plazas and other spaces to serve as a focal point and provide a recreational activity for children (Figure 6).

m. Public Art - such as sculpture, wall murals and other paintings, lighting displays and special public open spaces are encouraged.

Figure 8  Example  of  a  Fountain   for  Children  to  Play  in

1. Location - of public art should be in highly visible places specifically designed or modified for the purpose of accommodating it; public art should not be located in semi-private areas such as the rear of buildings or in Ordinance No. 1942 Page 11

2. Install large ground floor windows that create transparency between the sidewalk and the business (Figure 1).

Diagram B

to its passage. A public hearing was held on the 6th day of June, 2013, and the said proposed ordinance was read on second reading. The ordinance was passed by the City Council and ordered published in the aforesaid newspaper, as the law directs on the 6th day of June, 2013.

Section 7. The repeal or modification of Marjorie N. Sloan any provision of the Municipal Code of the Mayor City of Golden by this ordinance shall not Section 5. The repeal or modification of release, extinguish, alter, modify or change ATTEST: any provision of the Municipal Code of the in whole or in part any penalty, forfeiture or Susan M. Brooks, MMC Witness my hand and official seal of the City of Golden by this ordinance shall not liability, either civil or criminal, which shall City Clerk City of Golden, Colorado, this 7th day of release, extinguish, alter, modify or change have been incurred under such provision. June, 2013. in whole or in part any penalty, forfeiture or Each provision shall be treated and held APPROVED AS TO FORM: Ordinance liability, either civil or criminal, which shall as still remaining in force for the purpose of DavidNo. S 1942 Williamson ATTEST: Page City 10 Attorney have been incurred under such provision. sustaining any and all proper actions, suits, Susan M. Brooks, MMC, City Clerk Each provision shall be treated and held proceedings and prosecutions for enforceof the City of Golden, Colorado e. M. UseBrooks, a varietyCity of materials which can include: pavers, brick, colored as still remaining in force for the purpose of ment of the penalty, forfeiture or liability, as I, Susan Clerk of for thepavement, City sustaining any and all proper actions, suits, well as for the purpose of sustaining any of Golden, Colorado, hereby certify that Any Legalpublic Noticeplaza No.: 20507 and patterneddoconcrete and stone. area should have a proceedings and prosecutions for enforcejudgment, decree or order which can or the foregoing ordinance was introduced First of Publication: Junearea. 13, 2013 distinguishing appearance from theon remainder the commercial (Figure 6) ment of the penalty, forfeiture or liability, as may be rendered, entered or made in such first reading and read at a regular business Last Publication: June 13, 2013 f. of Consider water feature, it isPublisher: interactiveThe or Golden Figure 6  Example   of  Public   well as for the purpose of sustaining any actions, suits, proceedings or prosecutions. meeting the Citya Council of said whether city, Transcript Space  with  Different  Pavers   passive, help the site judgment, decree or order which can or held on the 23rd to day of activate May, 2013, and(Figure 8). and  Moveable  Chairs  for   may be rendered, entered or made in such Introduced, read, passed and ordered was published as a proposed ordinance in chairs in small Informal  Gatherings g. Provide versatile benches and/or actions, suits, proceedings or prosecutions. published the 23rd day of May, 2013. the Golden Transcript, legal newspaper, as groupings that allow users to gather informally. Use a the law directs seven days or more prior variety of options for different functions and visual interest (Figure 6). h. Provide small caf� tables that are not fixed in place as amenities that help to 18.28.540 Allowed Uses for All CMU Types create inviting spaces for people to gather. Tables and chairs should be maintained by the property owner (Figure 7). Allowed Uses CMU Zone Districts i. Install informal seating, such as low planter walls and broad NC CC1 CC2 steps that face public space to provide casual seating. Amusement Facilities (Indoor only) A A A Bar / Nightclub SUP X SUP j. Permanent Outdoor Seating - is recommended in and along Municipal A A A all publicly-accessible pathways and spaces. Daycare SUP SUP SUP Outdoor Market SUP X SUP k. Portable Seating - movable chairs, tables for cafes and Health / Fitness A A A other furniture should be of substantial materials; preferably Home Occupations A A A metal or wood rather than plastic. Tables used for outdoor Lodging A A A dining within the public right-of-way (i.e. in sidewalk areas) Figure  7  Example  of  Moveable   Manufacture of Handicraft Products A A A shall be a maximum of three (3) feet in diameter if round and Chairs  and  Tables Medical / Dental A A A three (3) feet along the longest side if rectilinear (Figures 6 & Micro brewery/distillery/winery A X A 7). Office A A A

Exhibit B

Diagram A

Passed and adopted upon second reading and ordered published the 6th day of June, 2013.

Figure 9  Example  of  Public  Art   along  a  Visible  Sidewalk  and   Public  Park  Plaza  

courtyards (Figure 9). 2. Public art that relates to and represents the rich history of Golden is encouraged. n. Surface Parking Lots - should include elements such as arcades, trellises, columns, walls and railings, stairs and ramps, trees, climbing vines, arbors, and hedges to provide screening and visual interest; use of these elements should be consistent with the principal building and other site features. 18.40.840 Streetscape Standards 1. Sidewalk amenity zone: shall be at least 7 feet in width (to allow appropriate space for tree planting, trash/recycling containers, benches, lampposts) in the area immediately adjacent to the roadway. Specific amenity options and requirements will be defined in the site development entitlement process. 2. Sidewalk pathways: The portion of the sidewalk between the amenity zone and the structure shall be at least 10 feet wide to allow room for pedestrians while also allowing the potential for small tables and benches to occupy areas directly in front of retailers and restaurants. 3. Bus Stops/Shelters: Required where bus stops are placed. Must include seating within a shelter to provide a rest area for transit riders and protect them from inclement weather conditions. A trash/recycling receptacle shall also be included with the shelter (Figure 10). 4. Streetscape palette: Each CMU district shall have its own Figure 10  Example  of  Attractive  Bus   common set of street amenities, including approved tree Shelter  with  Trash  Receptacle species along the streets, common pavement types and treatments, consistent lampposts and signage that are defined. This streetscape palette shall be decided by Planning Commission and made available by City staff. 5. Alleyways and private drives: Alleys and private drives intended to provide primary vehicle access for off street parking shall be paved, maintained and plowed. 6. New utilities shall be installed underground. 18.40.850 Landscape Guidelines In addition to the applicable landscape standards that are addressed elsewhere in Chapter 18.40 (�Site Development Regulations�) of the City of Golden Municipal Code, the following guidelines shall apply: 1. Public Spaces: a. Use canopy trees that will provide shade for users, located near benches or other places where people may gather (Figure 11).

Ordinance No. 1942 Page 12

Figure 11  Example  of  Canopy  Trees  for   Shade,  and  Benches  for  People  to  Gather

b. Provide xeric, ornamental plantings that are low-maintenance and require little water (Figure 12). c. Landscaping should not create isolated areas or areas that are not visible from adjacent public and private space for safety reasons. d. Plantings should create visual interest and variety for all four seasons, as well as provide shade for seating areas in warmer months along with other functional considerations. 2. Plant Materials in Other Locations: should be selected and placed to reflect both ornamental and functional characteristics. a. Deciduous trees - should be the predominant large plant material used. They should be located adjacent to buildings and within parking areas to provide shade in summer and allow sun in winter. Species should be selected to be drought-tolerant, provide fall color and minimize litter and other maintenance problems. b. Evergreen shrubs and trees - should be used as a screening device, for example, along rear property lines, around mechanical appurtenances and to obscure grillwork and fencing associated with subsurface parking garages.

Figure 5  Public  Assembly  Places  are   Accessible  and  Easily  Visible

structures (resist making it too large) in order to provide a more intimate environment for people to congregate. d. Place public spaces in plain view of sidewalks, streets and windows to provide �eyes on the street�to enhance safety. Ordinance No. 1942 Page 10

e. Use a variety of materials for pavement, which can include: pavers, brick, colored and patterned concrete and stone. Any public plaza area should have a distinguishing appearance from the remainder of the commercial area. (Figure 6) f. Consider a water feature, whether it is interactive or Figure 6  Example  of  Public   Space  with  Different  Pavers   passive, to help activate the site (Figure 8). and  Moveable  Chairs  for   g. Provide versatile benches and/or chairs in small Informal  Gatherings groupings that allow users to gather informally. Use a variety of options for different functions and visual interest (Figure 6). h. Provide small caf� tables that are not fixed in place as amenities that help to create inviting spaces for people to gather. Tables and chairs should be maintained by the property owner (Figure 7). i. Install informal seating, such as low planter walls and broad steps that face public space to provide casual seating. j. Permanent Outdoor Seating - is recommended in and along all publicly-accessible pathways and spaces.

c. Flowering shrubs and trees - should be used where they can be most appreciated: adjacent to walks and recreational areas, or framing building entries, stairs, and walks (Figure 12). Figure 12  Example  of  Flowering  Shrubs   and  Trees  and  Some  Xeriscape  Plants.

18.40.860 Lighting Guidelines All properties shall adhere to the City of Golden lighting standards in Chapter 18.34 of the City of Golden Municipal Code. Additionally, the following guidelines apply for lighting in public spaces such as plazas and/or parks within the designated area: 1. Use functional, decorative and consistent lighting that gives the area a sense of identity (Figure 13). 2. Illuminate all accessible paths with low lights or landscape lighting. 3. Provide lighting for all seating areas with enough illumination to remain functional for evening activities.

Figure 13  Example  of  Full  Cutoff  Light   with  Decorative  intended  for   Architectural  Enhancement  and  a  Sense   of  Identity

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