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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 36

‘It’s really a great program. It creates more stable communities, we’re excited about it.’ Kristin Hyser, community development specialist

Bugsy is a 4-year-old neutered male waiting for adoption. He was transferred from a shelter in Santa Fe to Foothills Animal Shelter. Nearly 8,000 animals are taken in and claimed lost or orphaned each year at the Foothills shelter. Photos by Amy Woodward

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munity with Vaccine, License and Microchip Clinics held twice a week at the Foothills Animal Shelter. For a reasonable price,

Unincorporated Jeffco has joined a program to assist people to get into homes with a mortgage loan sponsored by the City and County of Denver. The Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus program offers a fixed 30-year mortgage loan with down payment and closing cost assistance for low and middle class families. People may have funds to buy a mortgage, but there are always down payments and closing costs involved in order to finalize the buying process. “The hard part is getting into a house,” Kristin Hyser, community development specialist for Jeffco said. “A lot of people don’t have access to that capital.” The program offers high income requirements which encompass many average household incomes. A household size of one or two family members would need an income below $91,100. For larger families of three or more, an income below $103,000 is required to potentially qualify. “It’s very flexible and open,” Beth Truby, senior community development specialist for the office of economic development in Denver said. With unincorporated Jeffco just opting in to the four-month-old program, data showing the number of families participating in the program will take some time, said Truby. So far, there are a total of 50 approved loans in the metro cities, with an estimated 350 loans over the next two years. The assistance program has the potential to continue past its two-year test run if metro cities and Jeffco, find the program to be beneficial. “It’s really a great program,” said Hyser

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Jeffco seeing small amount of tagged pets despite ordinance By Amy Woodward Foothills Animal Shelter is making a lot of noise these days. The shelter just started its pet licensing campaign, and is hoping to generate a lot of howl over the importance of tagging a pet. Last year, the shelter took in around 8,000 animals in its 33,000 square-foot- facility. Out of the 8,000 taken in, 4,700 were lost, with 1,700 animals reuniting with their owners. “We would love to be able to increase that through the licensing program and be able to decrease the amount of animals coming through our door,” said Jennifer Strickland, director of community relations and development. Although pet licensing is mandated throughout Jeffco, the Foothills Animal Shelter reported a 26 percent compliance rate of pet owners. Animal Control spent an estimated $344,520 addressing issues of lost animals in unincorporated Jeffco alone in 2012, according to Jeffco Animal Control. “Licensing is going to be a real easy way to help your pet get back home,” said Strickland. Should a pet get lost, the tag allows for easy pick up by animal control that will be


Kami Sherman, right, of Lakewood holds her 5-month-old pup Nina as she inquires about pet licensing for her two dogs during the Vaccine, License and Microchip Clinic at Foothills Animal Shelter on July 31. Many volunteers like Denise Sweeney, left, donate their time for the weekly clinics held on-site, and at various locations. able to identify where the pet lives. Also, owners can sign up for the “tag lookup” feature which allows anyone to find the owner’s address or phone number online at the Foothills Animal Shelter website. The shelter is reaching out to the com-

Program assists with home buying


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Tiny old town is nucleus of faith Ca The dim alcove sits to the side of the altar, kept cool by its old adobe walls. A young woman stoops through the low doorway, followed by her three children and her mother. She bends and scoops some of the soft, fine dirt from the small hole in the center of the floor with her fingers. She rubs her hands together, then caresses her mother’s hair with the dusty mist and kisses her forehead. “So you get better,” she says. They step into a narrow anteroom, flanked on one side by a wall quilted with photographs of men, women and children who have come searching for healing and on the other by countless canes and walkers left behind by those who believe they found it. In the bright sunlight just outside the church, Yvonne Roberto, 39, stands with her children, her mother, Rosa María Hernandez, 69, and her father, Joe Hernandez, 75. It has been 22 years since Yvonne last visited the Holy Dirt Room at El Santuario de Chimayó — the Sanctuary of Chimayó — in this small New Mexico town. Her mother’s illness — and her belief — have brought her back. “I’m not really looking for a miracle,” she says. “I’m just hoping it helps my mother better deal with her illness. I’d like her to be happy, instead of sad all the

time. She knows she’s sick.” Yvonne pauses, glances at her mother. “She cries all the time.” Rosa María has Alzheimer’s. She believes the dirt can heal. And so, fueled by faith, the family drove six hours from El Paso, Texas. “I am a very religious person,” Rosa María says, nodding, the eyes beneath her sun hat solemn. “I pray.” As the family strolls away, Yvonne reaches for her mother’s hand.


The two-lane road that leads to the simple adobe and wooden church runs north, about 30 minutes from Santa Fe, through a vast, desolate horizon in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Pinyon pines and Russian olive trees splotch the dry, austere landscape with dark green and silver gray.

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The tiny, historic community of Chimayó, founded in the 17th century by Spanish settlers, is known for its Hispanic and Tewa Indian arts, weaving, red chile and sheep-raising, among other longtime traditions. About 200 years ago, it also became known for the miraculous physical and spiritual healings said to have occurred at the site where a wooden crucifix was discovered in the ground. Some 300,000 people from throughout the world and representing myriad religions visit each year, seeking to sate curiosity or petition for the blessings of la tierra bendita, the sacred earth, that encased the cross. Because in this place — where history, culture and spirituality entwine so thickly they cloak you like a blanket — many believe in miracles. A sign just beyond the church points up a bumpy, rock-pocked road. Fifth-generation woodcarver, it says. That’s Patricio Chavez, 39, a woodcarver of santos — saints. He is a direct descendant of local friar Bernardo Abeyta, who discovered the cross that led to the building of the Catholic santuario in 1816 on land considered hallowed by Native Americans. He shares an art studio with his wife, also an artist, who traces her roots in this village back eight generations. They live in the modest house next door, which has been handed down by Chavez’s family through the ages. He’s not sure if the dirt has healing powers. “I think it’s what you bring to the church, not what you take,” he says. But Patricio, an affable father of three with an easy smile, believes in faith and, therefore, in the possibility of miracles. There was the gentleman about to have his hand amputated because of illness, he says, who after rubbing dirt on it, still had his hand a year later. Some, the santuario’s website says, believe the dirt will alleviate arthritis, paralysis, sadness and other physical and emotional afflictions. Some say it will cure cancer. “I hear the stories,” Patricio says. “There’s something going on.” But a less extraordinary miracle, perhaps, can be found in the way faith inspires perseverance in those who, as Patricio says, carry heavy burdens: The mother on a quest to visit all the chapels and churches in New Mexico to help her son in prison. The father, who has walked the 88 miles from Albuquerque to the santuario every year since his son died in the Vietnam War. In 2004, Patricio was one of six artists who renovated the historic wooden altar screens, or reredos, in the santuario. Pushed into the cracks and crevices, they discovered letters, locks of hair, notes,

necklaces, dollar bills — the offerings left behind in supplication. You may not believe in miracles. But, Patricio says, “You have to believe in faith — it’ll ultimately save you.”

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Canine therapy give patients reason to smile Physical, emotional healing result of volunteer pet therapy program at hospital

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Accounting & payroll services Editors note - This is part two of a weekly, three-part series about service dogs, and how people who train, work with, and benefit from man’s best friend. Being in the hospital can be a stressful time for patients and their families, but furry volunteers can help put a smile on their faces. “I was here one day in the surgical waiting area and I was sitting, and all of a sudden this little white furball came running over and jumped in my lap,” said Roxann Ritchie of Denver. Lending a “Her name was Sissy. It was such a neat feeling. I’m sitting there waiting and waiting as my mother-in-law had open heart surgery and we were waiting. To have a helping paw little ball of fur come up, it made me feel so good.” Ritchie’s encounter with Sissy the therapy dog introduced her to the pet therapy program at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. And for seven-and-a-half years now, she and her greyhound Lily have been part of the program. Becoming a therapy dog was sort of a career change for Lily. “She was a racing dog,” Ritchie said. “She made enough money when she raced to put her owner’s grandson through college.” Though running comes natural to Lily, so does caring. “She walks up to the person very gently,” Ritchie said. “She follows their body language. She’ll go into the room and put her head on the bed and people will pet her and she’s very good about it. And there’s times when there’s somebody whose crying or upset, she might even take her paw and start petting them. It’s amazing what they do. With her, it’s instinct. She does the work. I talk, but she does all the comforting.” After Ritchie asks if a patient or their family would like to visit with a therapy dog, she and Lily walk in the room and the patients’ faces light up. “You’ll see the patients that are depressed, like when we go to hospice and all and you see patients depressed, when they start petting the dogs, you see a smile,” Ritchie said. “You see them hug and love. You help them emotionally, you help them physically. It’s hard to even explain it.” The effects of therapy dogs on patients can even go beyond simply bringing them joy and a smile to their face. “We were standing down here one day, and this girl came running up and said “Oh my God, oh my God, you have a greyhound. I said yes, and ADVERTISEMENT

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Lily, a 12-year-old greyhound, has been serving in the pet therapy program at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, for about seven-and-a-half years. Lily was adopted by Roxann Ritchie following her racing career. Ritchie has three greyhounds in the therapy program – Lily and her two puppies, Munchkin and Little One, who are both 6 years old. she said `Can she come up and visit my dad? He’s not doing well. He just had quadruple bypass surgery.’ So we walked up and his stats were just all over the place. All of a sudden he started petting Lily, and all of his stats leveled off.” Lily and Ritchie, along with 43 other dogs in the program, including Ritchie’s other two greyhounds — Munchkin and Little, both 6 and Lily’s pups — visit patients in nearly every part of the Exempla Lutheran Medical Center excluding the emergency room, surgical rooms, maternity and cafeterias. “She loves it,” Ritchie said. “When I take out her scarf, they all three come and if she doesn’t get to go, she puts her head down and goes and pouts. They know. It’s something she really enjoys. She enjoys meeting people and being out there.” Ritchie said when she started the program, she knew pet therapy was important, but she didn’t realize what an important role it can play in the emotional and physical healing of a patient. “When you walk into the room and see the people’s faces light up and see the love they have and see the emotional healing going on, your heart opens up and you can’t wait to do it,” Ritchie said. “I can’t even put it into words how important it is and how it makes you feel.” All pet therapy dogs at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and their owners are volunteers. To become a volunteer, interested pet owners must fill out an application, have their dog go through two veterinarian screenings to check their health and ensure they are not aggressive and attend several trainings.


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School tax-hike petitions submitted Backers report nearly twice as many names as needed By Vic Vela Organizers behind a tax initiative tied to an overhaul of the school finance formula say they have turned in nearly twice the number of signatures required for the proposal to go before voters in the fall. Initiative 22 supporters on Aug. 5 claimed to have turned in more than 160,000 signatures of Colorado voters to the Secretary of State’s Office. The proposal would create more than $900 million in new taxes and would support the funding needed to enact Senate Bill 213, a major rewrite of the School Finance Act that was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper earlier this year. Supporters say the number of signatures they had been collecting since June surpassed their expectations. “It was only seven weeks, so I think it was a world record,” said Gail Klapper, director of the Colorado Forum, a group that played a major role in the crafting of Initiative 22. Initiative 22 would raise taxes on all Colorado taxpayers. The two-tiered proposal would raise income taxes to 5 percent on everyone earning $75,000 or less. Those who earn over that amount would pay 5 percent on the first $75,000 in taxable income and 5.9 percent on taxable income

An Initiative 22 supporter hauls boxes of ballot signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office in Denver on Aug. 5. Photo by Vic Vela above $75,000. Colorado’s current income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent, regardless of income level. Putting that into perspective, the Colorado Commits to Kids campaign — the group behind the initiative — says that Col-


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oradans with incomes of $30,000 would pay less than $1 a week more in taxes, or about $50 a year. Likewise a person making $150,000 would pay a little over $14 a week more in taxes, or $731 a year. However, opponents correctly point out that those numbers are not based directly on adjusted gross income, which would mean those with a taxable income of $30,000 would pay an additional $111 a year, while those with taxable incomes of $150,000 would pay an extra $1,230 a year. If funded, the new school finance formula would create full-day kindergarten, provide preschool for at-risk children, and would put more money into needs-based programs for special education students and children who are learning English. The new formula would reduce class sizes and increase per-pupil funding for school districts and charter schools.

Supporters say the new formula would also create greater accountability of where taxpayer dollars go, through the use of a state-maintained budget transparency system. “I think part of the problem with the old school finance formula is that no one understood how it worked, or what it did or why it did it,” said state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, an educator and former high school principal who sponsored the schoolfinance bill. “We believe the voters deserve a clear understanding of knowing where their tax dollars go.” The Democrat-sponsored Senate Bill 213 passed this year without any support from Republican legislators. Organizers of the “No on Initiative 22 Committee,” which calls itself Coloradans for Real Education Reform, held a Capitol press conference later in the day to blast the initiative. Kelly Maher of Compass Colorado, a conservative nonprofit group, said before the press conference that it’s the wrong time to ask Colorado voters to support a nearly $1 billion tax “scheme,” given the “fragile recovery” of the economy. Maher also cited revenue forecasts that project the State Education Fund will have a balance of $1.6 billion for the coming budget year. “This scheme, which is a $1 billion tax increase, doesn’t actually provide for making education outcomes better for students,” Maher said. “It’s exactly the wrong time to put an onerous tax on Colorado families.” But Johnston thinks parents who have seen school fees and class sizes increase over the years, while “their kids’ favorite programs are going away,” will end up seeing the need for the initiative to pass. “A lot of voters are skeptical of taxes, a lot of voters are skeptical of government,” Johnston said. “The one thing they will all agree on is that the single most important function of government is supporting a high-quality K-12 education system.” The Secretary of State’s Office has 30 days from petition drop-off to determine whether the campaign has gathered the 86,105 valid signatures needed to place the initiative on the November ballot.

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August 8, 2013

Fires’ link to beetles not cut-and-dried

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e oldI-News at Rocky Mountain PBS e unid or Colorado’s 4.3 million acres of beetle-decimated forests ston,represent a catastrophe in the making during another devhighastating wildfire season. Or do they? hool- That is the conventional wisdom as another summer serveunfolds with destructive blazes that have left skies along herethe Front Range choked with smoke, but the reality is not so simple. Bill “The issue is not will beetle-kill forests burn — they cerpporttainly will,” said Monica Turner, a University of Wisconsin rs ofprofessor who has done extensive research of wildfires in hichthe West. “The question is, are they burning worse — more ationseverely — than if the forest was green?” ence And the answer to that question is a matter of ongoing scientific debate, wrapped in factors that include the do, aamount of time that has passed since the beetles did their eforedamage, the number of trees that survived the infestation, rongother species of plants in the area and weather patterns. ort a “This is a field of study that we just don’t have all the ann theswers for,” said Matt Jolly, a researcher at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Montana whose work has looked thatextensively at the way plants burn in wildfires.

ave a bud-Millions of acres affected Anyone who has spent any time in the Colorado high ax in-country has seen the damage done by mountain pine beeakingtles — vast swaths of formerly green forested hills painted nts,”red, or gray, by dying and dead trees. me to The most recent count by the Colorado State Forest Seres.” vice showed 3.35 million acres affected by the mountain havepine beetle and 924,000 acres attacked by a different bug, reasethe spruce beetle. orite An I-News examination of state maps found that hunsee-dreds of thousands of those acres are in the so-called “red zones” — the high-fire danger areas primarily along Coloes, arado’s Front Range and up the Interstate 70 corridor. State ent,”officials use a number of factors to determine what constiill alltutes a red zone, including development (primarily homes), rtantthe type of vegetation in the area and the slope of the land. ng a So as the West Fork Complex fires continue to burn in the beetle-damaged forests of southwest Colorado, and s 30as the state reels from blazes like the ones that destroyed mine511 homes in the Black Forest, it’s tempting to look at all thethe dying, dead and decaying trees attacked by beetles and e theconclude that massive wildfires pose a real threat to all affected areas sooner or later. Not so fast, according to some of those who have dedicated years to studying the ways that trees and other vegetation burn in wildfires.

Man has changed forests

Today’s forests are vastly different than those of previous centuries. A century of aggressive firefighting efforts have left many areas overgrown and choked with downed and dead trees. Added to that, development has left many forested areas peppered with homes, and parts of the West are experiencing prolonged, even historic drought. So the propensity for big, destructive fires is a near constant. Those conditions fuel blazes known as “crown fires,” which burn through the tops of the trees as if they were torches, spreading rapidly and generating tremendous heat. Those massive, fast-moving fires — like the Black Forest blaze last month north of Colorado Springs, where some beetle-kill trees were present — make for mesmerizing television and are the subject of extensive research. Turner and researcher Jesse Logan, a former U.S. Forest Service scientist and college professor, are among those who believe that beetle-kill forests go through a predictable cycle — one in which they are at times much less volatile than green forests. It starts with a beetle infestation, and it will take three or four years for the bugs to inflict all the damage they will on a section of forest. The trees in that

Authorities have only determined that the Black Forest Fire was not caused by a natural start. Courtesy photo of Joint Information Center.

The Black Forest fire rages into a towering inferno the day after it started. The fire was at zero percent containment nearly 48 hours after it started. Courtesy photo stage turn red — and there’s little dispute those needles are highly combustible. But over the next couple years, the needles fall to the ground and begin to decompose. “The overall trend would be that immediately after trees are killed and they still have all those fine fuels, needles in particular, on the tree, then it’s highly flammable, probably more flammable than a green forest,” Logan said. “But after those needles fall and that can be, like in lodgepole, a couple years after the tree is killed, then the standing forest is actually less likely to lead to a crown fire than a green forest.” The reason? Green needles contain oils that are highly flammable. But that strange juxtaposition — that green, seemingly healthy forests might burn with more fury than dead ones — is difficult for many people to comprehend. “I think that one of the reasons that this seems counterintuitive to people in terms of its affect on fire is that when we burn a fire in our fireplace, we put dead logs in there — we don’t put green branches,” Turner said. “But in a forest fire it’s those green needles that are extremely flammable, and that’s what gives you the amounts of fuel up in the canopy in the forest and its conductivity.” One of the difficulties in getting answers is that it has been difficult to build realistic fire models to examine the effect of beetle-kill trees. At the same time, studies that have looked at actual fires in beetle-kill areas are still in the review process, and the results have not been made public.

“It’s just not that simple,” he said. “A standing gray tree, particularly one like a spruce … will have a lot of really, really fine dead branches. It may not have needles, but it will have those fine branches that will also burn and support a crown fire.” In addition, even areas with heavy beetle-kill have some trees that survive, and many have other kinds of trees mixed in among those that die. And then there’s another huge factor: the combination of weather and climate. Logan pointed to the massive Yellowstone fires of 1988, which took down every kind of forest — beetle-kill and green alike. “It all burned, just because conditions were so volatile,” he said. “In any situation, what’s driving it is fuel — you’ve got to have fuel. And the fuel can be green, red, gray, or gray on the ground, and if the weather conditions are right, and you get a lightning strike or some idiot with a match, it’s going to go. And if the weather conditions are like they’ve been in Colorado these past few years, or like they were in ‘88, it’s going to go big, regardless of what anybody can do. “As humans, we have this idea that we can control nature, and we often can — we turn on the air conditioner and things like that. But these are forces of nature you’re not going to control.” I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: Contact Kevin Vaughan at 303-446-4936 or

Researcher raises questions

Still, Jolly, the Montana researcher, cautioned against assuming that a forest will be less burnable six years after being hit by beetles because the trees no longer have their needles. His research has shown that dead, red needles burn faster and hotter than green ones — but that’s only part of the reason for being circumspect.

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Education opportunities abound for children and adults It is a challenge to find good mountain trout waters or prairie ponds this time of year, especially as Colorado drought conditions and limited moisture continue into its second year. The second half of the summer means less water and higher water temperatures. That translates to stressed and inactive fish in the streams and rivers and lake and reservoir fish moving to deeper cooler water. Until angling conditions improve there are many Colorado Parks and Wildlife informative and educational programs across the state that anglers, hunters and outdoors enthusiast in general can take advantage of. Programs have wide appeal and designed for both children and adults

Many teachers are benefiting from these programs by providing a new source of outdoors and environmental information that can be used and shared in school classrooms during coming fall and winter months. Additionally local recreation agencies can utilize these two Park programs for

nects readers to 19 local communities: Castle Rock, Douglas County, Parker, Elbert County, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Englewood, Centennial, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Teller County, Pikes Peak and TriLakes. To find out more about our communities visit the online home of Colorado Community Media.

Hour for five year and younger children and even music concerts at Roxborough Park; guided bird walks; a puppet theater and Rox Rides in golf carts for those unable to hike. Chatfield Park information and reservations can be made by calling 303791-7275 or email chatfieldgoco@gmail. com. Roxborough Park programs require reservations, which can be made by calling 303-973-3959. As cooling September climate slowly moves into our area, fishing will again be a good draw for those who enjoy the outdoors scene. Ron Hellbusch may be reached at


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benefit of their communities. The Chatfield State Park and the Roxborough State Park are offering interpretive environmental programs for all ages and interests. The interesting list of programs began August first and continues throughout the month. Examples of the Park’s agenda include early Morning River Walks along the South Platte River observing wildlife and bird presence; Lets Meet a Tree to explore the variety of tree species of the Front Range; Junior Ranger program for kids 6-12; Snakes Alive identifying and getting acquainted with characteristics of the various Colorado snake types; Mountain Man Stories of early trappers and homesteaders; Geology history of the Front Range; Kids

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Jeffco Public Health has reported positive test results for West Nile in mosquitoes throughout Jeffco and Golden. The infected mosquitoes were found near the intersection of South Golden and Johnson roads. There have been no reports of human cases, but officials at public health would like residents to take precautions when going outside and to remember the four “Ds;” apply DEET or other insect repellent when going outside, Drain all standing water around the home and change all bird feeders and kiddie pools every five days, Dress properly in long sleeves and long pants if going outdoors, at Dawn and Dusk, mosquitoes are most active so try to limit outside activity. The city of Golden will be treating all

standing water pools monthly with larvicide. Mosquito season runs from spring to mid-Sept.

Parking permit enforcement

The Golden Police Department would like to remind residents of the continuation of Golden’s parking permit program for Golden High School. There will be strict enforcement of the program, and fines will be given for parking without a permit during school hours. All permit stickers need to be placed on the inside of the windshield in the lower left corner of the driver’s side. For questions or for more information contact Denise Hish, city manager’s office at 303-384-8011.

Peaches helping people

The Rotary Club of Golden is in need

of assistance raising funds for charitable activities. As an incentive to donate, the rotary club will feature high quality peaches from Utah due to Colorado peaches being destroyed by the spring freeze. Donors can order peaches online at The peach pick-up date will be Sept. 7 at Jeffco Fairgrounds.

Dance school grand opening

Virtuosity Dance Centre will hold a grand opening on Aug. 17 with free dance classes throughout the day, followed by a Gala Open House at 6 p.m. The new dance studio is located at 109 N. Rubey Drive, Golden, 80403. The opening will have free activities for children and adults, dancing, and food and beverage from local restaurants.

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Coloradans key in fixing immigration It’s not often we witness Colorado’s high-tech innovators, third-generation farmers, prominent business executives, traditional faith leaders, aspiring young immigrants and leading law enforcement officials uniting behind a common cause. It is even less likely in Washington, D.C., for Republicans and Democrats from across the nation to come together to tackle a complex national crisis and write a landmark bill with bipartisan support. The long and tireless work of these unlikely allies culminated in the immigration bill the United States Senate passed with a broad, bipartisan vote earlier this summer. The bill will strengthen our economy and secure our borders. It will establish a sensible and rational system for the flow of future immigrants, put in place a process to reunite families and provide a tough but fair path to citizenship for millions of people who came to this country for a better life but are living in the shadows of our society. The long road to Senate passage began for our office roughly two years ago with the Colorado Compact. We brought together people from throughout the state of different backgrounds, industries and perspectives to talk about the challenges of the current immigration system. Every member of this diverse coalition shared their frustration with our current immigration system and said that it was fundamentally broken. Traveling around Colorado you’ll see these frustrations exemplified.

Farmers on the Western Slopes and Eastern Plains watch their crops wither on the vines because they can’t hire the workers they need to harvest them. Ski resorts and our tourism industry struggle with an unworkable system for their seasonal workers. Start-up and high-tech business owners watch as we educate the world’s best and brightest in our schools of higher ed and graduate programs only to send them back to their own countries, where we then spend the next 20 years competing against them for the ideas and intellectual property our schools help instill in them. The Senate immigration bill streamlines the visa system and aligns it with the needs of our businesses, while still protecting American workers and jobs. Our flawed system has also left 11 million people in the shadows with few options and no opportunity. That’s bad for our economy as Americans try to compete with undocumented workers who are often paid under the table, driving salaries down. It’s also bad for families, when parents live in fear of being deported and separated from their American-

born kids. The tough but fair path to citizenship in the Senate bill provides a sensible solution. Undocumented immigrants must pay taxes, pay a fine, learn English and stay out of trouble with the law to access this path, which can’t be completed until the bill’s border security measures are in place. The border security measures were crafted under the leadership of Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, Republicans from Arizona. If anyone knows a thing or two about what it’s like to live next to a border, and what border security our nation needs, it’s these two. The border security measures include unprecedented steps to make our borders stronger than ever: doubling the number of border agents, completing 700 miles of fencing and adding new technology to provide 100 percent surveillance. As a member of the group of eight lawmakers who drafted this bill, I am grateful for the input and feedback Coloradans gave us during the process. We came together to fix a broken system and address one of our nation’s major challenges. Now, we’re on the doorstep of success; Colorado needs the House of Representatives to take action and pass a bill so we can solve these problems for our economy and our communities. Michael Bennet is a Democrat who has represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate since 2009.

Merchants support the news we need I just wanted to take the time this week to thank all of the merchants who make our local newspaper possible. Each and every week, writers submit their work and the staff at the paper works hard to edit and publish the columns. But without the advertising from our shop owners, restaurateurs, hoteliers and local service providers, none of the information would ever reach our community. And although I consume news and information updates from various other sources, I really enjoy reading this paper front to back to keep up with what is happening in our own backyard. And the other day as I was reading the paper, the ads really caught my attention. Now I am always looking for a good bargain or promotion to take advantage of, but this week was different. I was actually looking at each advertisement with a special sense of gratitude and appreciation. For our local merchants, advertising is simply a part of doing business and keeping their names and brand visible to the community. We have come to expect it as we peruse the newspaper, and maybe we have our favorite businesses that could be running a special, but do we ever stop and take a few extra seconds on each

page to see who is really responsible for bringing us the news? I know that I have not always been diligent enough in this effort, however I look forward to making it a part of my reading routine. Just this week I found several great reminders of shops and eateries I needed to frequent more often. And as I really paid attention to the ads this week, I recognized many of the same businesses that have been supporting the paper year in and year out. This was important for me to realize and another moment of appreciation. You see, I have been writing my column for more than four years now, and these merchants are the reason that my insights and thoughts appear in the paper each week. These are the same businesses that ensure that all of the other columns, news, editorials, classifieds and events get published and delivered to us professionally and consistently.

So here is my request, would you consider joining me and making an extra effort to shop locally? Our local businesses do such a great job in providing quality products and services, but more than that they contribute so much to how we receive and share news and information with each and every publication of the newspaper. I know that I can personally do more to show them just how much I appreciate their support, and I look forward to spending more and more time in our local shops, restaurants and bars, as well as taking advantage of the local offerings of people and businesses who have been serving our community for years. Thanks again to all of the local merchants, your consistent support is so greatly appreciated and I know that your investment in our newspaper means more to the community than you know. I would love to hear all about your favorite local business at, and as we lock arms to support them all I know that it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

REGIONAL BRIEFS IN A HURRY Food bank, Eddie Bauer partner for school supply drive

As Jefferson County Public Schools go back to school, the Arvada Community Food Bank wants to make sure all students have the supplies they need to be able to learn. The Arvada Community Food Bank has partnered with Flatiron Crossing’s Eddie Bauer store to collect school supplies for Jeffco children. During the month of August, residents can drop off new school supplies at either the Flatiron Crossing Eddie Bauer location or the Arvada Community Food Bank and receive 15 percent off for their entire purchase at the Flatiron location. Supplies can be dropped off at Eddie Bauer at Flatiron Crossing, One West Flatiron Circle in Broomfield, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Items can be donated to the Arvada Community Food Bank, 8555 W. 57th Ave. in Arvada, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents that drop off supplies at the food bank will receive a voucher to receive 15 percent off. For more information, visit or call 303-424-6685.

Local pet store joins local companies to help displaced animals

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Pet Empawrium and Spaw, 12393 W. 64th Ave. in Arvada, and Monarch Pet Supply of Denver have teamed up to help pets displaced by the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs. The team has already donated about 2,500 pounds of food to All Breed Rescue and Training, 20 Mnt. View Lane, and Pike Peak Pet Pantry in Colorado Springs. Many of the pets have been reunited with their families, but others continue to be cared for by All Breed Rescue and Training as homes are rebuilt. Pet Empawrium and Spaw is hosting a fundraiser 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 12393 W. 64th Ave. The barbecue fundraiser will benefit victims of the Black Forest Fire and help All Breed Rescue and Training as they continue to care for displaced pets. Donations being accepted during the fundraiser are pet food, treats, pumpkin, peanut butter, pet toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, bedding, crates, shampoo, cooling products, cleaning supplies and cash donations. The fundraiser is open to everyone, including wellbehaved, leashed dogs.

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North Jefferson Junior Baseball Association (NJJBA)

is again hosting a Fall Baseball League for players of all ages and from all areas.

Games start August 25th and run through October 20th. We will have Machine Pitch for players 5-8, Kid Pitch for players 8-14 and a High School League for players in high school. You can register individually or as a team. Go to the NJJBA website for more information or to register, Registration is OPEN Now and the deadline to register is August 18. 2013 Spring Baseball Registration is also OPEN! 8 Competitive and 9 year old Tryouts are Saturday, August 17th. 10-14 year old Tryouts are Sunday, August 18th. You can register online @

All players, even if you are not participating in the tryout process must be registered by August 15th to guarantee team placement. ALL 8C-14 year old teams are formed in the fall so players and coaches may use our Indoor Practice Facility through the winter months.

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opinions / yours and ours

A lesson in back-to-school commuting The Denver metro area is on the brink of beginning another school year — and the annual change in traffic flow that comes with it. School buses will be out in droves, making frequent stops. Lights will be blinking in school zones, indicating a lower speed limit is required. Children will be walking on sidewalks and crossing streets on foot, sometimes when and where they’re supposed to, sometimes not. Other students will be doing the same on bicycles. And many high school students will be driving to their destination, meaning an influx of inexperienced motorists in a concentrated time frame. Those back-to-school factors will mix

our view with Colorado’s still-going summer roadwork season. Toss in the wild cards of bad weather and distracted driving — motorists texting, talking, eating, grooming and so on — and it’s enough to make you want to stay home. We wouldn’t advise that, but we would recommend having some patience and being alert. More than 60 years ago, AAA launched a campaign called “School’s Open, Drive

question of the week

What is your favorite part of summer? Summer is nearing its end, and students will soon return to the classroom. Before the summer days are over, though, we asked students at Olde Town Arvada Square to share their favorite part of summer.

My favorite part is hanging out with friends and having fun – Tatyana Jones, 15

The best part is fresh air and being able to get outside and do stuff. – Dakota Turner, 17

I like hanging out and not having to do anything, just relaxing. – Apryl Morrison, 13

My favorite part is going swimming and sleeping in. – Liv Robles, 15

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Carefully.” The organization has some commonsense and potentially life-saving advice for those behind the wheel as children make their way to and from school. Among their tips: • Take it slow. Observing the lower speed limits in school zones incrementally reduces the chance a motorist will kill a pedestrian, AAA says. • Pay attention. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing, AAA says. And we would like to issue a reminder that texting and driving is not only foolish and dangerous, but in Colorado, it’s against the law. • Give them a brake. Thousands of

motorists pass stopped school buses on a typical day, AAA says. Again, dangerous as well as illegal. • Just stop it. Don’t roll through stop signs, but make a complete stop, checking for children on sidewalks and crosswalks. • Watch for bicycles. Kids on bikes can be unpredictable, so slow down and allow a safe passing distance. • Plan ahead. Leave for your destination a few minutes earlier than normal. We really like this tip as it builds in the time motorists need to comfortably take all of the above precautions. This time of year is full of excitement and promise. We’re hoping everyone gets back to — and home from — school safely.

With a touch of grace So the world has a new prince: Prince George of England. Let me just say up front that, officially, I don’t care. The British royal family has no real authority, they’re halfway around the world and, 230-some years ago, some of my ancestors fought a couple wars so that I wouldn’t have to care. Nevertheless, every time I open my web browser, there’s another picture of the royal family. We, meaning Americans, seem to be weirdly fascinated with the royals. I remember spending most of one night 16 years ago with my wife riveted to the TV watching the coverage of Princess Di’s car crash. It was memorable because it was one of the few times in our marriage she was up later than me. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly why we Americans are so interested in them. And, sure, as a father of daughters, I’m very aware that there’s the whole princess/fairy tale angle to the story. But I don’t think that comes close to explaining the whole thing. And then I consider this beautiful young lady, Kate Middleton, and I think about her predecessor in that role, Lady Diana Spencer, and then it hits me. These two ladies embody something that we rarely see in American life: grace. But, what exactly is grace? Is this one of those odd things that “I can’t tell you what it is, but I know it when I see it?” When an athlete or a dancer is graceful, they move in a way that makes everything seem easy and natural, like they’re not even working. And I think, in this context, that is also what grace is: Moving through life with ease. Sure, it’s a lot simpler for a person who has a billion-dollar fortune, castles, free travel and titles. But, that’s not everything: Princess Di went through some very difficult things, including divorces, public humiliation, and the constant hounding of the paparazzi. But her public persona was always pleasant, of having time for other people, of caring for her charities more than for her own little concerns, and of somehow striving to be better than the petty life the press wanted her to have. I’m

sure behind closed doors she had her moments, and I doubt very much that she was anybody’s doormat, but, for the world, she was the Princess. You just can’t ever imagine Diana getting stuck in a rehab center with Lindsay Lohan; you have a really hard time picturing Kate having a public meltdown like Mel Gibson; and the thought of either of them berating somebody a la Donald Trump is ludicrous. But grace needn’t be confined to the rich and famous. On a smaller scale, we can all stand to practice it more. I know I can (right, kids?). I’ll bet we can all be a little less scornful of the poor, frazzled teenager trying to find a seat for us at a restaurant; we can all be a little better about saying thank you to somebody who tries to help, instead of criticizing that it wasn’t done exactly how we would have done it; we can all try to hold our tongue a little better, when nothing is to be gained by correcting another’s trivial errors. Maybe grace is merely a stylistic concern, a superficial gloss on the dingy substance of human existence. But I would submit that, in the long run, there is nothing superficial about maintaining good relationships. And, perhaps, a little touch of royal grace could go a long way in cementing the kind of loyalty that holds relationships together. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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When one person trys harder than the other Dear Neil: I am very much in love with this man who lost his wife to suicide 5 years ago. We have had a long distance relationship the past 2 years (he lives in Libya, I live in Malta). He has finally started talking about his guilt feelings relating to his wife’s death. His moods go up and down, and he has told me that he has been escaping his feelings, but is now ready to face them, and he’s trying to do so on his own. A couple of days ago, he told me he wanted to end our relationship, saying he didn’t want to put me into this complicated story. But I’m already in it. He just isn’t letting me in very far. I wish he would open up more. I’d like to be his listener, but I don’t know how to go about it. I am not confident he is going to be able to pull all this off on his own — his feelings are still going to be suppressed inside. I don’t want to lose him — he is a really lovely man. What can I do for him? Wanting to Help in Malta Dear Malta: You can offer to be his friend, his sounding board and his helpmate. But you cannot fix this, regardless of what you do. Fixing his emotions and healing his wounds have to come from him. No doubt you’re correct when you say that he

would be greatly assisted by going to a grief counselor or a psychologist. He may be trying to tell you he isn’t ready to give his heart to you at this time, but he may also be saying that he isn’t prepared to let himself get terribly close or vulnerable with any woman, period. Pay close attention to this, because it will tell you whether you should stay or leave. Dear Neil: Can someone love you deeply, but not value you? Puzzled in Elizabeth, Colorado Dear Puzzled: The short answer is no. A relationship has to work for both of you, and it requires that your partner act (and talk) as if your needs, your feelings and your wishes matter. Unless you have a partnership of equals and are supportive, compassionate and

friendly of each other, you will feel that you’re in an unequal relationship, and you’ll be unhappy and dissatisfied with your partner (and yourself for being willing to accept so little). A relationship takes two. If you don’t feel valued, you will also not feel loved, cherished, cared about or even liked. Who wants to be in such a relationship? It gives you too little, it’s hard on the ego, it’s painful and it feels like rejection. Dear Neil: I am a single mom, and my 26-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old son have moved back into my home. How do I handle this situation, especially regarding boundaries, expectations and obligations? Mothering Again in Longmont, Colorado Dear Longmont: As you well know, your daughter no doubt has her own levels of neatness and cleanliness, noise tolerance, parenting style, hours she keeps and perhaps lots of other differences from the way you do things. But she is in your household, and will have to adapt to your needs and requirements, at least most of the time. Decide what you think are the most important expectations, duties and obliga-

tions you would like your daughter and grandson to live up to, and when you’re alone with her, present them. Be willing to not be too exacting or unbending. You being flexible will greatly assist your daughter in not feeling like she is your “child” again, and will hopefully allow the two of you to reach an agreement you can both live with. But present what you need in order to live comfortably with her. Then review this agreement every so often, and address problem areas together. (But don’t scold her. Your daughter is now an adult, and will be very sensitive to feeling like she is being treated like a child again.) The upside of this is that you get to spend more time with your now grown daughter, and it gives you additional time to bond with your grandson and watch him grow up. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 21st year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at 303-7588777, or email him through his website: He is not able to respond individually to queries.

letters to the editor Claxton running for re-election

Marcia Claxton, Ward 1 councilor for the City of Golden, is running for re-election in November. During her first term in office, Marcia has met and brought people together in her South Golden neighborhoods for numerous listening and information sessions on city issues, services and events. She is the city’s liaison to the South Golden Merchants Association, member of the Colorado Municipal League Policy Making Committee, and represented the city at RTD briefings for the new West Line light rail and community bus that launched service in April. Marcia also works part-time for a downtown business, Vital Outdoors. During her second term, Marcia’s focus will continue to be on communication with the people in her ward, bringing their needs and ideas into City Council’s decision making process. Her philosophy is that smart planning, attuned to neighborhood plans and GoldenVision2030, will preserve Golden’s quality of life and its wonderful neighborhoods. Prior to her election to city council, Marcia engaged in Golden community issues and activities. She was a member of the City’s Sustainability and Walkability Task Forces, as well as the GoldenVision2030 Advisory Committee. Her two boys, Doug and Arne, are Golden High graduates and Marcia was PTA president for 3 years. She also served as a Golden Greeter working in conjunction with the Coors Brewery Tours. When she lived in the Chicago area, Marcia worked for the

Government Finance Officers Association and taught public finance classes at Northern Illinois University. A Leadership Golden graduate, Marcia has her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois. Marcia has the experience, energy, and enthusiasm to continue to serve the citizens in Ward 1. She has announced plans to go door-to-door in each neighborhood this summer and fall hearing your ideas and concerns. In the meantime, citizens can contact Marcia at 303-621-5133 or visit her to find out more about Marcia’s background, upcoming campaign activities, and to find how you can help with the campaign. Marv Kay Former Golden Mayor

However, I continue to feel that as a runner and walker (with my wife and with grand children frequently), I am being forced to find “No Bikes” options, due to to the threats I’ve experienced to my family’s safety from cyclists who ride too fast in the presence of pedestrians. Two minor collisions, several close calls. And of course when I call out “Please slow down” as cyclists pass going too fast, an all too frequent response is the raised middle finger and twice have been physically threatened. Yes, it is a minority of cyclists who pose the threat, but there are enough of those that I now avoid multi-use trails and paths whenever I can. I also realize that some pedestrians don’t follow reasonable safety and courtesy guidelines either, and my

grand children have trouble remembering to look before darting after a butterfly, so the safety considerations go both ways. I have found a few pedestrian-only paths outside of Golden that are now our preferred destinations for walking, which results in us patronizing businesses in those areas rather than in Golden. I cynically don’t expect to be able to change the behavior of most of the cyclists who create the problems, so I encourage consideration of more pedestrian-only options as plans develop for future paths and walkways. John Merry Golden

Thank-you Golden

Thank You to the Golden Chamber and Buffalo Bill Days committee for honoring us with being Grand Marshalls of the Golden Buffalo Bill Days parade and allowing us to represent Heinie & Barbara Foss and Mesa Meadows Land Co. They have been involved in this community for many years. It was a real privilege to do so. Thank You Golden, Jack and Carolyn Horton, Grand Marshals, 2013

Bikes not always the best

In general I am in favor of increased bike access and accommodations, though I am not a regular rider.

jeffco news in a hurry Griffin files for ‘14

District One County Commissioner Faye Griffin has submitted a candidate affidavit for her intention to campaign for county clerk and recorder in the 2014 election. Griffin has twice been elected to the board of county commissioners, with her current term ending in 2014. She was previously elected to the county’s clerk and recorder position in 1998 and 2002. Pam Anderson, current clerk and recorder, said she is considering a possible run for secretary of state.

Caturday in August

Foothills Animal Shelter will be offering adoption specials on adult cats over the age of 6 months every Saturday in August. Details include a free adoption fee, along with a free spay or neuter, vaccinations, health check and microchip. Available cats for adoption can be found online at www.

School leadership academy

The Jeffco School’s Leadership Academy

starts Aug. 27 at the Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive in Golden. Participants will receive an inside look at the district’s budget, business services, support services, communications department and the Jeffco Board of Education. The academy runs for six consecutive Tuesday’s, 5-7 p.m. Applicants can apply at www.

Log sale begins

Jeffco Open Space will sell fuel wood permits on Aug. 19 at their offices located on 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO. Office hours are Mon. through Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost for permits are based on the size of the vehicle, $25 for a standard pickup truck or trailer 6 to 8 feet in length. Permits for compact trucks are $20. Payment is accepted by check or cash only, credit cards will not be accepted. Pickup dates for permit holders will be Sept. 7 and 8 at the Flying J Ranch Park in Conifer, and Sept. 14 and 15 including the following weekend, Sept. 21 and 22 at White Ranch Park, north of Golden.

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Good times in store for wedded pair

The cast of “Wonder of the World,” playing at Miners Alley Playhouse through Sept 1. Photos by Sarah Roshan

‘Wonder of the World’

Absurdist comedy masks deeper issues By Clarke Reader


verybody keeps secrets. But what happens when someone discovers those secrets, and it fundamentally changes the way they think? That’s what happens to Cass in David Lindsey Abaire’s “Wonder of the World,” the latest production at Miners Alley Playhouse. The show will be playing at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, through Sept. 1. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. “This playwright has a knack for taking serious topics and brings them down into a form where they’re not so serious,” said director Robert Kramer. “In this play we take a look at whether or not things are fated to happen or if we make our own destiny, but it’s really a crazy, silly play.” The story revolves around Cass (Haley Johnson) who discovers a hidden secret in her husband, Kip’s (Matthew Blood-Smyth) sweater drawer — a secret that sends her running to Niagra Falls, the scene of a tragic car accident that forever changed her family’s life. “She gets on a bus to head back to the falls to see what might have happened if the accident hadn’t occurred,” Kramer said. “Along the way she makes a friend (Lois), and it turns into a dark kind of ‘Thelma and Louise.’” In addition to meeting Lois, a suicidal alcoholic, she also encounters a lonely tourIF YOU GO boat captain, a pair of bickering private detecWHAT: ‘Wonder of tives and a mystery inthe World’ volving a gargantuan jar WHERE: Miners of peanut butter. Alley Playhouse In addition to calling the sets being spectacu1224 Washington lar, Kramer said that the Ave., Golden, cast for the show is wonWHEN: Through derful. Sept. 1 “It really is a dark absurdist comedy, while Friday and Saturday being a self-discovery — 7:30 p.m. tale also,” Johnson Sunday — 6 p.m. said. “Once my character meets Lois, it really COST: $19 to turns into a bit of a bud$29.50 dy play as well.” INFORMATION: Johnson said that 303-935-3044 or all the characters have visit minersalley. their own quirks, and com. that’s what makes the

Lovebirds Randy Richmond and Theresa Blanding started feathering their nest in Boulder landmark McGuckin Hardware 12 years ago. The couple spent so much time in the Boulder store that they joked if they ever married, the nuptials would be cemented in the tools department. On July 21, accompanied by a small band of well-dressed family members and close friends, Richmond and Blanding walked hand-in-hand down aisle 16 — the tools department — to hammer out their future together. The betrothed, being snapped by Blanding’s son, Lucian, strode in sync along the waxed floor lined with circular saws. “McGuckin’s has been here forever and it’s so useful and practical,” Richmond said. “Marriage should be practical as well as romantic.” Aaron Tye, a McGuckin automotive employee, made the celebratory announcement over the intercom system. Customers greeted the news with cheers and applause. Not surprisingly, the couple requested McGuckin gift cards for wedding presents. The couple is planning a honeymoon in Paris. “People need consistency in their lives,” Richmond said. “All roads lead to McGuckin.”

Taste of Douglas County back

Cass (Haley Johnson, left) and Lois (Lindsay Pierce) are both on the way to Niagara Falls in Miners Alley Playhouse’s production of “Wonder of the World.”

Kip’s (Matthew Blood-Smyth) and Cass (Haley Johnson) fight over a secret of Kip’s that sends Cass running to Niagara Falls to see where she went wrong in her life. show such a riot to watch. Blood-Smyth said that he wasn’t really familiar with the play when he auditioned, but that the cast and crew quickly came around to embracing its humor and wit. “The first read-through took us about three-and-a-half hours because we were laughing so hard,” he said. “It’s really over the top, but a lot of fun.” Blood-Smyth describes Kit as a character with a “Ned Flanders kind of innocence,” and the tensions between his innocence and the secret Cass discovers about him makes for a lot of fun to play. While everyone involved with the play readily admits that it’s a comedy, there is a lot more going on than just trying to get laughs. “Because at times it’s so silly, viewers

may not realize how deep the questions go,” Kramer said. “It takes concepts that we think of every day, and allows us to ask questions and explore topics in a way we ordinarily wouldn’t.” For Blood-Smyth, the show is a lot of fun, and a great thing to explore along with the actors. “Tragedies and comedies are the same thing — they just have different endings,” he said. “It’s important that you listen to the characters and they’ll tell you what they want, just like real people do.” Johnson said that people should come to the show expecting a good time, and going in with an open mind will only add to the enjoyment. “It’s a wild ride and a great show for summer,” she said.

The CenturyLink Taste of Douglas County returns 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. The event again will offer food samplings from the area’s best restaurants, including the Old Stone Church, Outback Steakhouse, John Holly’s Asian Bistro, LoDo’s Bar & Grill, Pegasus on the Square, Black Eyed Pea, Siena Italian Bistro and others. More than 50 food service establishments are participating. There will be cooking demonstrations, beer samples from Rockyard American Grill & Brewery and new 2014 model Chevrolets from the Medved dealership in Castle Rock, plus 2014-model motorcycles from Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson. Tickets — $20 at the door, $10 in advance— are available at or through several county outlets (check the website for more details). For more information, call Mike Boyle at 303-903-0017. The Douglas County Events Center is located just east of I-25 at Exit 181.

Carnation Festival returns

The Carnation Festival, a tradition since 1969 in Wheat Ridge, returns to celebrate the birth of this west Denver suburb on Aug. 16-17. The festival will be held at Anderson Park at West 44th Avenue and Field Street. For more information on the festival and parking, visit The Carnation Festival again will feature Zoppé Italian Family Circus and will include plenty of entertainment and activities, including fireworks, a spaghetti dinner, chili cook-off, food vendors, a beer garden and a large midway carnival. The circus performances will run from Aug. 16-25. Visit for more information. Parker continues on Page 11

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Golden arts festival always a remarkable experience

For many years Golden has had it’s own special artist’s community. Let’s be honest, there really aren’t a whole lot of places more picturesque than our home town that also offer such a close proximity to a major metropolitan area, so it really is an ideal spot to live and work as an artist. So it goes to reason that Golden would also be home to one of the best arts weekends around and it’s coming up soon. The 23rd annual Golden Fine Arts Festival will be happening on Aug. 17-18 all over downtown Golden and this year promises to be the best one yet. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend and they won’t be disappointed. The festival is concentrated on 11th Street, just west of Washington Avenue between Arapahoe and Maple streets. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This years show will feature over 130 artists working in all kinds of media including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewhe- elry, painting, mixed media, photography, nest sculpture and 2D. This is a juried show and are


that means the artists are all in competition so it attracts the best artists out there. There will be more than $1,800 in cash and prizes awarded in nine categories. There will be art on exhibit and plenty for sale as well, so if you see something you like, you probably can buy it and take it home with you. There will be music on two stages and three other locations within two blocks of the festival as well the grand finale being a concert in Parfet Park featuring the Jefferson Symphony at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Bring a picnic basket and blanket for that


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Lifeguards show their moves during the spirit competition of the annual Lifeguard Games on July 14 at Water World in Federal Heights. Hundreds of lifeguards came out to compete in the medley relay, multi-victim rescue relay, rescue tube relay with waves, inner tube relay, obstructed airway scenario and fastest lifeguard contest. The overall team winners were: Ken Caryl team in first place, the Lafayette team in second place, the Golden team in third place and the Water World team in fourth place. Photo courtesy of Water World.

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Modmarket, a Colorado company serving healthy and simple farm-fresh foods, ns, has a new location at the Kent Place Center, 3475 S. University Blvd. in Englewood. People in south Denver and the adjap in cent suburbs of Englewood and Cherry cles Hills Village will love it the restaurant comn. pany’s fifth location. The company is a rapidly growing fastfcasual concept that is redefining the $10 dining experience with many low-priced more items on the menu. ke Since opening its doors in Boulder in 2009, the company has attracted a loyal is following from people seeking farm-fresh, fine-dining quality food at reasonable prices. The selection of salads, pizzas, plates ince and sandwiches changes with the seasons ate to take advantage of regional and local n ingredients. AnFounders Anthony Pigliacampo and ield Rob McColgan are married to Modmarket. stival The routine is similar to Smashburger sti- where you order at a counter then have your food delivered to your table. For more information, go to www.modd nd etti beer

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In addition, most of the local galleries downtown will be participating with artist demonstrations or sidewalk sale specials and there will be free horse drawn carriage rides and ‘Lil Spike train rides throughout town. And now the best part ... it’s all free! No admission charge for anything, and there is always plenty of free parking available too. The Golden Fine Arts Festival is sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce and you can find out more by visiting or by calling 303-279-3113. So, put on your French beret and plan on an exciting weekend here in Golden. It’s a great time and the price is right.



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one. One of the most exciting features of this festival will be the Kid’s Art Zone sponsored by ArtReach of Denver. When I was a kid, having a mother who was an artist meant that I was endlessly dragged to art shows and festivals and the ones I remember the best ones I really enjoyed were the ones that had something going on that let kids participate and be creative on the spot. I still have a few of the things I made at these festivals and treasure the memories. Parents, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. It’s these kinds of experiences that give your kids an appreciation and love for art that lasts a lifetime, so plan on some time for them to join in the fun. Of course you can’t have a festival without food and drinks, so there will be plenty of vendors selling both, including beer from the Golden City Brewery. The Golden Farmers Market will also be running with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Welcome to Actasana

Actasana is the latest addition to the entertainment scene in Denver. But what is Actasana? Actasana’s mission is “to unleash our imaginations and set the artist within us free through acting, yoga, comedy and theatre.” Actasana, located at 1491 S. Holly St. in Denver, will integrate its acting program with yoga into each class. The space includes a 27-seat black-box theater and will have productions on the Namastage, stand-up comedy nights, workshops, featured artists series and a new filmmakers’ night. For more information, visit or call 720-638-2612.


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A WOMEN game ONLY of pool From left to right, Fay Green, Ramona S., Ann Maxwell and Dorothy Hardy showed up to play a friendly game of pocket billiards.

Newbie billiards player Fay Green, left, looks on as her opponent, Ann Maxwell, right, makes a shot during Ladies Billiards on Aug. 1. “There’s nothing cutthroat about our game,” said Maxwell, who coached Green throughout the game. Photos by Amy Woodward

Ladies Billiards is part of the various games and clubs associated with the Front Porch at the Golden Community Center. Ladies are welcome to attend, at any skill level, every Thursday at 10 a.m. Having fun and socializing is also the goal of the game. Most of the players pictured have been coming to Ladies Billiards for more than a couple of years after taking classes on how to play. The Front Porch offers a place for active adults to gather and participate in many indoor and outdoor activities. It is also a place for relaxation, and a chance to mingle with fellow Golden residents.

Dorothy Hardy gets ready to hit the cue ball to make a corner pocket shot. “As long as we can laugh then it’s been a good day,” said Hardy.

Jeffco fair to mix urban and rural County fair with an urban flair By Amy Woodward When people hear the words “county fair” and “rodeo,” images of cowboys, cattle and bull riding usually come to mind. The Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo — along with 4H youth development — are trying to change that image with this year’s theme. The “County Fair with an Urban Flair” will feature events to appeal to urban folk,

while keeping traditional fair and rodeo shows that appreciate rural life. “We are really trying to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities,” said Lisa Sholten, extension agent and 4H youth development for Colorado State University extension. Livestock sales and bids are usually the staple of county fair’s and rodeos. Sholten noticed that some visitors, and even some locals, did not understand the dynamics of livestock bids. Instead, 4H decided to have a youth’s farmer’s market on Aug. 11, for meats that

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COST: Admission and most events free. Rodeo, carnival and special events costs vary. INFORMATION: For more information, a schedule and event ticket prices, visit might not sell at the livestock sale the previous day. Farmer’s markets are more familiar to urban residents, said Sholten.

Interested buyers in fresh meat no longer have to buy a whole animal, and can buy halves and quarters at the market. Although 4H will have their sheep and goat shows, they will also have animals and pets more common in urban areas. There will be a dog show on Aug. 10 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a rabbit hopping contest at 1:30 p.m. This year, organizers for the Jeffco fair and rodeo are anticipating 20,000 attendees with the help of their sponsor, radio station KYGO. “We hope to grow it more in the future for longer hours, more fun and more people,” Sherie Wren, VP of the Jeffco fair and rodeo said.

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Welcome to the 23rd Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival!


here’s simply no better way to celebrate the art of summer than to stroll through gorgeous Golden, Colo., while browsing the wide variety of quality artwork from more than 130 juried artists. Always a highlight of summer, the Festival pulls in a crowd, but prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and beautiful setting near Clear Creek and historic downtown Golden. Live music fills the air from musicians positioned throughout the Festival. And there are all kinds of great complimentary activities to enjoy, from artist demonstrations at nearby downtown shops to Saturday’s Farmer’s Market along Clear Creek. The Festival features juried artwork in a variety of media, including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, paint-

ing, photography, sculpture and 2D. Prizes will be awarded to artists in these nine categories and cash awards total more than $1,800. The Festival is sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Golden is a family friendly town and the Golden Fine Arts Festival welcomes children of all ages. For the younger art lovers, be sure to check out the ArtReach Kids Art Zone, where children can create their own masterpieces to bring home. Also, don’t miss the free horse-drawn carriage rides and ‘Lil Spike train rides. This year’s featured artwork is a striking hand-painted black and white photograph titled Waves of Grain, Twenty Mile Road, Oak Creek, CO, by Colorado artist Mary Staby. A majority of artists at this year’s show are from Colorado, which speaks to the caliber of artwork being created in our

Photo courtesy of Sharon Wheatley home state. Be sure to say hello as you walk the Festival. Most booths are staffed by the artists themselves. Thanks for visiting the Golden Fine Arts

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A visitor doing the Rocky Mountain Ropes course. The Miner’s Maze Adventureland at Heritage Square has a new Rocky Mountain Ropes course and the Lazer Maze Challenge, which are bringing new audiences to the park for the summer. For the ropes course, visitors are secured in a harness with a 10,000-pound capacity before beginning the course that follows a track leading from one challenge to the next — including swinging from multilevel swings; riding a skateboard across a tightrope, stepping across swaying discs, jumping across multi-level platforms and climbing over hanging barrels. In the Lazer Maze Challenge there are four play levels and 20 different laser segments that create easy, medium and expert challenges so that all ages and abilities can explore the darkened maze in different ways. The Miner’s Maze Adventureland is open at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave. E103 in Golden, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitors climbing the new Rocky Mountain Ropes course 30 feet above the ground. Photos by Clarke Reader

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BalleT ariel Ballet Ariel and the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra showcase “The Birth of Rock and Roll” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the CenterFest series at the Arvada Center Amphitheatre. The original ballet tells the story of how music and culture changed from the 1930s to 1950s, told through the eyes of a traveling musician. The CenterFest Plaza opens at 6:30 p.m. Concessions including food, non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are available for purchase or bring your own picnic (no glass containers or alcohol please). Purchase tickets online at or by calling 720-898-7200, and by visiting the Arvada Center box office at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. Go to

Kids NighT Evergreen Park & Recreation District will have its final kids night out of the summer from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, giving parents an opportunity to drop their children off for an evening of pizza, games and gymnastics. The event is open for ages 5-12. Sign up children at

Thursday/aug. 8 No Kill Colorado meets monthly from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Jefferson County Resource Center (formerly Ye Olde Firehouse), 3232 Depew St., Wheat Ridge. For its Thursday, Aug. 8, meeting, Davyd Smith will report on the 2013 No Kill Conference in Washington, D.C., earlier this month.  We will also present our goals for the next 6 months and a view into 2014. If you love animals and would like to see more shelter animals saved, you can help make that happen with this grassroots Colorado group. RSVP or questions at Thursday To Saturday/Aug. 8-10 Wizard of Oz Colorado ACTS presents a family and friends summer production of “The Wizard of Oz.” A preview night is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, and regular performances are at 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and Aug. 8-10 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit

friday To Sunday/Aug. 9-11 2013 hucKfesT Arvada Associated Modelers presents Colorado Huckfest, an exhibit of giant scale RC model aircraft. Some of the best pilots in the country will perform tricks and maneuvers. These large, scale model aircraft are up to 12 foot in wing span and are powered by motors up to 220 cc’s. Huckfest is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11 at the Arvada Air Park, 7608 Highway 93, Golden. Spectators are welcome and entry and parking are free. Concessions will be available on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, email For directions to the Air Park, visit www. saTurday/aug. 10 WesTerN picNic Liz Masterson and Julia Hays present “Tales and Tunes of the West.” Join Arvada Historical Society at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 for Western picnic fixin’s, lively cowgirl music, history, and a whole lot of fun. Liz Masterson, awardwinning singer, with Julia Hays on the fiddle will perform their Western music.  Tickets include lunch and show. Reservations are required; call 303-431-1261. saTurday/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. Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit www.

saTurday/aug. 10 self chaKra We are all made of energy. Keeping your energy system balanced will help you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn this simple method to use as a daily meditation for wholeness. Join us at PranaTonic, 807 14th St. in Golden from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Led by Gay Lang, Reiki Master. Tuesday/aug. 13 lifeTree café How to cope with betrayal will be explored at

noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Betrayed,” features a short film of a man who dealt with his wife’s extramarital affairs. Lifetree representative Craig Cable said the program offers help for those who’ve faced betrayal in a marriage, a friendship, or a work setting. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

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Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call for reservations at 303-985-2458.

Tuesday/aug. 13 Kashmir siNce the formation of India and Pakistan in 1947, both countries have fought over the region known as Kashmir. Containing a Muslim majority, but ruled by Hindu dominated India, Kashmir is viewed by Pakistan as belonging to them. So strong is this conflict that it has been the trigger of two separate wars between India and Pakistan, and even drawn China into the conflict. Add to the mix, the nuclear arsenal of both countries and it’s not difficult to see the potential flashpoint that Kashmir represents in the region. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, as we explore Kashmir and seek to understand its pivotal role in South Asia. Program is free and takes place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP needed. Tuesday/aug. 13 horses & racing Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, for a look at the history of horses including one of the most extraordinary examples of the breed – the thoroughbred racehorse. We will begin with horse domestication and their use in agriculture, the military, and other arenas and end with a review of some of the greatest racehorses and races of all time. Program is free and takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800. Thursday/aug. 15 acousTic music Nashville recording artist Michelle Murray

WomeN’s luNcheoN Denver West Women’s Connection Luncheon, “Going to the Fair,” is Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Concordia

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owners can choose to vaccinate, microchip or license their pet in order to comply with county ordinance. Kami Sherman of Lakewood was among the many pet and cat owners visiting the onsite clinic on July 31. She brought with her two Inu cocker spaniels, a 2-year-old mother named Riley, and her 5-month-old pup named Nina. During her visit to the on-site clinic, Sherman renewed Riley’s license, and pur-

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for Jeffco. “It creates more stable communities, we’re excited about it,” she added. The loan requires a FICO score of 640

chased a new license for Nina. Sherman has lost Riley before. “Kids leave doors open,” Sherman said. “I’ve had a couple people bring her back because she has the tags.” Another piece to lost animal prevention is awareness of the Foothills Animal Shelter, said Strickland. “These animals are owned,” she said. “I think a lot of folks don’t know they need to go to the local shelter.” For Jeffco residents not located near the Foothills Animal Shelter, offsite Vaccine, License and Microchip clinics are set up every weekend at various locations. Schedules for off-site clinics can be found at

and maximum debt to income ratio of 45. Home counseling is available for families who may be struggling with debt or worried about their credit history. Information about home counseling including more information regarding the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus program including requirements and participating lenders can be found at

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IS SCHEDULED to appear from2-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Performance Mobility, 8500 W. 49th Ave., C-107, Wheat Ridge. Murray will perform a Modern Country acoustic music set and hold a meet & greet with clients, staff, and fans. The performance is free and the public is welcome. THURSDAY/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. Thursday, 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 www. 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

COMING SOON COMING SOON/AUG. 16 WINE TASTING/AUCTION Mayfair Liquors will host a special wine tasting to benefit Gateway Battered Women’s Services. The event is at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. The theme will be “Around the World in 80 Wines.” A survivor will share her story about being a battered woman and how she was helped by Gateway. The event also features a sit-down dinner followed by a live auction. Call 303-343-1856 for tickets and more information. 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.

COMING SOON/AUG. 17 MOVIE NIGHT Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada, will screen a movie about hope and healing for two musicians who find themselves on a rock and blues journey through the south. The movie features an excellent soundtrack and a good message. The showing is free and will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. COMING SOON/AUG. 17 COMMUNITY GARDEN The 18th annual Arvada Community Garden open house is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9195 W. 57th Ave. The community garden of 100-plus plots is in the old Garrison Street Water Filter Plant Reservoir at West 57th Ave and Garrison Street. It is operated and maintained by the Arvada Gardeners. This year’s gardeners will bring in their favorite dishes made from items grown in their gardens to share with the public. Call Janell Melvin at 303-421-9007 or Janice Mulvany at 303-424-7961. COMING SOON/AUG. 17 VARIETY SHOW Jeff Jenson, Dennis Michael and Reid Belstock present “Illusions & Dreams III “The Epic Variety Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada. Call 303-378-1112 or go to www. Show is appropriate for all ages.




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ART SHOW The Wheat Ridge Art League will have its annual

art show and sale Aug. 16-17 during the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival. The show will be in the Anderson Community building gymnasium from 4-0 p.m. Aug. 16 and from noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 27. More than 30 artists will be exhibiting.

STUDIO OPENING Virtuosity Dance Centre celebrates its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 17, with free classes during the day and a gala open house at 6 p.m. The studio is in the Canyon Pointe Plaza, next door to The Spot Bar & Grill, 109 N. Rubey Drive, Golden. There will be dancing and free activities for children and adults, and we will be serving Colorado beer, some bubbly and food from local restaurants. Visit to check out the schedule.

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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


Arvada Christian Church 8010 West 62nd Avenue


Worship.............................9:30 am Wed. Night Bible Study/meal...6:00 pm Nursery Available




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COMING SOON/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 www.thecarnation-

COMING SOON/AUG. 18 DOG TRAINING Doggie 101: Training for Humans, especially for foster or new pet parents, is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. The training is presented by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue of Lakewood. Lorraine May, executive director and head trainer

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62nd & Ward Road

Family Worship Center Saturday ....................................................5:00 pm Sunday ..................................9:00 am & 10:45 am Wednesday ...............................................6:30 pm

4890 Carr Street

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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

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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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Yes, you can buy happiness “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending” by Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton Simon & Schuster $25.00 U.S. & Canada 199 pages Your last paycheck was gone before you got it. A good chunk of it was earmarked for housing. You had to pay for your new car, and gas. Everybody’s favorite Uncle took his share, you have this nasty little habit called “eating,” and there you go: A few dollars left for fun, which is no fun at all. But what if stretching your meager wealth also stretched your well-being? In the new book “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending” by Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, you’ll find out how. You have a love / hate relationship with money: you love getting it and hate when you don’t have it. But as Dunn & Norton point out, you can utilize discretionary lucre to give you a better life, thus making you happier. In their research, they discovered five main Principles of Happy Money. First of all, shift from buying things and spend your money on events. The vacation you took, the concert you attended, that dream fishing trip are etched in your mind far firmer than, say, last Tuesday’s commute in your new car – especially if those special events were experienced with someone else. Remember when an impulsive ice cream cone tasted like the best thing in the world? Reach back to those kinds of feelings by ending your spending and making indulgences into treats. When something is rare, it brings happiness because abundance “is the enemy of appreciation.” Even the littlest treats don’t have to cost a lot. Use your money to buy time, especially when it comes to commuting, TV-watching, and socializing. Your fancy abode is no bargain if you have to commute for hours to pay for it. That big-screen TV is a commitment of one-sixth of your year. And socializing doesn’t have to cost anything at all. Learn to “pay now, consume later,” since studies show that anticipation for an item is far more pleasurable than the item itself. That’ll give you more time to imagine and savor – and besides, you’ll be happier if you’re debt-free. Finally, invest in others. Research indicates that giving away money is “just as rewarding as getting more of it.” There’s a reason why you’ve never seen a Happiness Store at the mall: Turns out Mom was right when she said money can’t buy happiness. It can, however, buy “Happy Money,” which is a good start. And here’s more good news, most of the things inside this book are easy to do. You might already be following the Principles that authors Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton espouse – and if you’re not, they won’t be hard to embrace. The appeal of this book, therefore, is to change the way you think about what’s in your wallet or pocket, whether it’s meager or millions.

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I liked this book, its gentle humor, and the sense it makes. I think that if you’re tired of being dissatisfied with what you’ve got, you’ll like it, too. “Happy Money” may not change your bankbook, but it will give you pennies for your thoughts.

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at Misha May, will lead the group in learning about common situations you may encounter with a new dog, training tips, and ideas for how to create the best human-dog relationship. We’ll take lots of Q&A too, so you can make sure your specific issues are addressed. A donation to the nonprofit foundation is suggested. RSVP at or 303-239-0382.

Coming Soon/Aug. 19 inveSting group West Metro Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in classroom one at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. The group will discuss all the information you need to successfully fix and flip or buy rental property with positive cash flow. It analyzes deals as examples, talks about where to get money, discusses the best ways to find a bargain and sometimes conducts property tours. Visit Coming Soon/Aug. 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 publiC meetingS Jefferson County Open Space is asking residents to attend one of several public meetings to discuss the Open Space Master Plan. Meetings last from 6-8 p.m. and begin with a short presentation will begin about 6:15 p.m. followed by group interaction. Ideas and suggestions can be submitted through comment cards or by email using the subject “Master Plan” to Meetings are Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Jeffco Open Space Offices, 7000 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden; Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton; Monday, Aug. 26, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, Green Mountain Conference Center, 15200 W. 6th Avenue Service Road, Golden; Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Road, Golden; and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Coming Soon/Aug. 22 novel night The Jefferson County Library Foundation will have its 13th annual Rare & Novel Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Bandimere Speedway. The “Rock, Race & Read” event will once again give guests the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain. All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment by Jefferson County Public Library’s Stacy McKenzie, and silent and live auctions. To reserve tickets, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075. Proceeds from the event help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children’s Library. Visit

reCurring eventS FAll ClASSeS Registration for fall classes with Colorado ACTS is now open. Visit for details. Classes available after school and in the evenings. Among the offerings are Loose Lips Sink Ships (ages 12-18), The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring (8-12), Creative Drama: Disney Fairytales (4-8). Homeschool classes include Our Town (ages 12-18), Patriot Dreams (8-12), Creative Drama (4-8), Imaginative Puppeteering (8-12). Community classes include Outreach Performance Class (ages 12 to adult), Improvisation Class & Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (12 to adult), Aspects

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SpellbinderS trAining Jeffco Spellbinders are volunteers who go in to local schools to tell stories to grade school children. Jeffco Spellbinders is conducting a new training for anyone interested in the art of storytelling. Visit http://www.spellbinders. org/. For information, or to register, Linda Boettcher, 303-984-2225 or jcspellbinders@ 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 scholar-

ships 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. Women’S netWorKing group in Arvada has openings for women in business

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open miC Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email reCurring/through Aug. 9 brought to you by

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Americans vs. Europeans U.S. players determined to get cup back




U.S. Solheim Cup captain Meg Mallon has a motivated team ready to defend its home turf at the prestigious biennial international match-play tournament that will be held Aug. 13-18 at Parker’s Colorado Golf Club. Twelve U.S.-born players will challenge 12 European players in three days of match-play competition to see which team will win the Waterford Crystal Cup with a mahogany base that is named for Karsten Solheim, the founder of the manufacturing corporation that makes PING golf equipment. The U.S. has won eight of the 12 previous Solheim Cups and the Yanks are 6-0 in home matches. However, Europeans stunned the Americans in the weatherdelayed singles matches to defeat the U.S., 15-13, and capture the Cup two years ago in Meath, Ireland. “You know, every Solheim Cup is so close and it’s an exciting event, and Ireland was just an unbelievable event and I had some players on the team that are highly motivated,” said Mallon. “They didn’t like that taste in their mouth and they are ready to get the Cup back.” British Open champion Stacy Lewis heads the U.S. team. Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Lizette Salas and Morgan Pressel also qualified for team spots via points or rankings. Gerina Piller and Michelle Wie were captain’s picks. Eight of the U.S. players have played in a combined 25 Solheim events and have won 52 points. Creamer is 11-3-5 in four tournaments to garner 13½ points and Kerr is 11-12-3 in six Cups for 13½ points. Pressel has also been one of America’s best with a 7-2-2 record in three years. “We’re playing on all cylinders right now and I’m really excited about it,” said Mallon.

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Lewis and Creamer didn’t retreat from the Europeans’ celebrations after their victory in Ireland. “I wanted to remember what it felt like,” Lewis told “With everything that happened that week, we probably still should have won. We’re all ready to go and we want that Cup back.” Creamer says being on the losing team didn’t feel good. “It was a terrible feeling,” she said. “I’d never been on a team that lost. That’s never going to happen again.” European captain Liselotte Neumann will have players from eight countries on her team that will try to retain the Cup. Eight players were automatically selected via points or rankings. Those players were Suzann Pettersen (Norway), Carlota Ciganda (Spain), Catriona Matthew (Scotland), Caroline Masson (Germany), Beatriz Recari (Spain), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), Karine Icher (France) and Azahara Munoz (Spain). Jodi Ewart Shadoff (England), Caroline Hedwall (Sweden), Giulia Sergas (Italy) and Charley Hull (England) were captain’s picks. Hull is 17 years old and the youngest player in Solheim Cup history. Five golfers on the European team have played in a combined 17 Cups and won a total of 39½ points. Matthew is 118-8 and Pettersen 12-8-5 and both have played in six Cups. More than 120,000 fans are expected to watch and see if the Americans can remain unbeaten at home and regain possession of the Cup. “We’ve never won over there (United States), so obviously it’s a big challenge,” said Neumann. “I feel like this is really the team that’s going to do it for us. “We’ve got some young girls, we’ve got some rookies, so we’ve got some big strong players and some players that can really hit it, which I think favors us. In

SOLHEIM CUP SCHEDULE • AUG. 13 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — U.S. and European team practice 5 to 8:30 p.m. — Solheim After Sundown in Ping Pavilion

• AUG. 14 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — U.S. and European team practice 6 to 9 p.m. — Gala dinner at Wildlife Experience

• AUG. 15 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — U.S. and European team practice 2 to 5 p.m. — Front Row experience at driving range 2:30 to 4 p.m. — Three-hole PING Pro-Junior Challenge, holes 16-18 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. — Past captain autograph session 5 to 6 p.m. — Opening ceremonies on main stage

• AUG. 16 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Four Foursomes matches 1 to 5:30 p.m. — Four Four-ball matches

• AUG. 17 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Four Foursomes matches 1 to 5:30 p.m. — Four Four-ball matches

• AUG. 18 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Twelve singles matches 7 to 7:45 p.m. — Closing ceremonies

Colorado, the golf course is quite generous off the tees, and we were looking for good, long hitters and some girls with great energy and I think this is the team that is going to do it.”

Bicycles welcomed With Colorado being a well-known haven for outdoor enthusiasts and exercise

aficionados, the Solheim Cup is allowing and encouraging golf fans to ride their bicycles to Colorado Golf Club. Cyclists and anyone attending will be able to ride their bicycles to the course and bike racks will be provided. Anyone wishing to bike to the event will need to have their tickets in hand and will not be able to purchase tickets upon arrival. Cyclists will only be allowed to enter Colorado Golf Club via the east gate (Lot V) off Stroh Road, past the main (west) entrance. Directional signs will guide them to the correct entrance and Lot V.

Hickenlooper to speak Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the main stage near the clubhouse during opening ceremonies Aug. 15. “We welcome the Solheim Cup to Colorado and are proud to showcase our state’s world-class outdoor recreation opportunities,” Hickenlooper said. “Colorado is the perfect location to host an international golf event, from our excellent fairways to the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this will be a great experience for players and viewers. We wish both teams the best of luck and hope they enjoy their Colorado experience.” The ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel at 5 p.m. and will feature the appearances of both teams, as well as comments from Mallon and Neumann. Fans are encouraged to attend the ceremony, which will officially kick off the three-day competition. Ceremonial raisings of the team flags will also be held and both captains will announce their pairings for the first Foursomes matches that will take place Aug. 16.

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This Bear, a giant wood carving, sits on the No. 10 tee box at Indian Tree golf course. Photos by Danny Williams

Indian Tree golf course inclined with challenge Arvada course rich in tradition By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Golf is an expensive sport to play. Drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, a putter and just the right wedge in a new golf bag are more expensive than ever. Then there are the costs of greens fees, which add up — so value golf is appreciated. At Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada, golf value meets one of the best municipal golf experiences in the state. “We have one of the best golf values anywhere in Colorado here at Indian Tree Golf Course,” Indian Tree assistant professional Rudy Castaneda said. “We really try to give the golfers who play out here a great golf experience.” The 43-year-old course, west of Wadsworth Boulevard and north of 72nd Avenue, in Arvada includes unique features, such as arrowhead shaped rocks, large

wood carvings and teepees off the side of a few fairways. “There are a lot of really cool things that are going on all around the course from the giant Bear carving to the sign in the middle of the course that gives you exact mileage from here to Augusta National Golf Course (in Georgia, home of the Masters),” said Sam Teller, a Indian Tree regular. The course that plays just over 7,000 yards at times might feel like it plays 10,000 yards. That is because the course was built in the foothills, meaning some of the holes play uphill and require an extra club to get to the green. On the flip side, several holes play downhill — so even the short hitter can feel like a big hitter once a shot starts rolling down the downhill fairway. “I won’t lie; some holes out here can be tough, especially going uphill. But there is forgiveness coming back downhill. Indian Tree is really unique in its layout,” said Travis Cartwright, an Indian Tree patron. The trek on the course starts on with a 359-yard, par 4 that plays uphill and dog-

legs left. Two big shots and a two-putt will result in par — but remember to club up on the approach shot, because the uphill journey will require extra muscle. The front nine includes No. 4, a par 5 that can play up to 573 yards. The hole takes three quality shots to get to the green that turns left at almost a 90 degree angle and then an approach shot into a blind green. Not a lot of eagles result on hole No. 3. The back nine is equally as challenging and features perhaps the course’s signature hole — No. 13, a par 3 that plays as short as 123 but as long as 225. With water on the right, the street a little farther right and a tough carry to the green, No. 13 offers a true golf challenge. “The par 3, 13th is one of the best par 3s around. It’s not only challenging and rewarding if you par, but it is also one of the best looking holes around,” Castaneda said. A round ends with one of the best looking holes on the course — No. 18, a 430 yard, par 4 from the blue tees. Golfers tee off from one of the highest points on the golf course and balls typically funnel down the fairway.

But this is where it gets tricky. With water on the short right, an approach shot needs to be a high quality shot to the green. Trouble surrounds golfers all the way down the fairway with trees and a pond — but if those who can handle the carry, the green is large and offers a chance at a tough par. Indian Tree can be a challenge with the thick rough, many trees and multiple doglegs. But with four sets of tee boxes the course doesn’t necessarily have to play long. “Our different tiers of tee boxes make the course welcoming and playable for any person of any level of play. You can play it really long but it doesn’t have to be if you don’t want it to be,” Castaneda said. The course is also blessed to have Alan Abrams as its head professional. A 2013 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Abrams has been teaching golf more than 40 years. Indian Tree’s teaching staff, par 3 course and practice facilities — all at a very reasonable municipal course cost — make Indian Tree an extremely enjoyable golf experience.

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Buy today, pick up Saturday, Sept. 7 8 am - 2 pm at Jefferson County Fairgrounds 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden For information, go to or call Kevin Nichols (303) 619-5946 Proceeds benefit projects supported by the Rotary Club of Golden Name_____________________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________City_____________________State____Zip________ Phone________________________email________________________________________________ (for order follow-up and notice of next year’s peach sale only – privacy assured)

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Order online at or Mail payment with this form to: Rotary Club of Golden, PO Box 851, Golden, CO 80402 Please make checks payable to the Rotary Club of Golden. All orders must be received by August 30, 2013.

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MOBILE FOOD pantry that will provide weekday lunches to kids in need this sum-

mer. The wagon will serve lunch to any child up to 18 years old, no questions asked. The wagon will be at two locations: Fox Hill Apartments, 17611 W. 16th Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at Mountainside Estates, 17190 Mt. Vernon Road., from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday through Aug. 9, with the exception of July 4-5. Contact Peggy Halderman at 303-763-7076 or pjhalderman@

RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 11 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre Company presents “The House of Blue Leaves,” from July 19 to Aug. 11, in its new home at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays (starting July 25), Fridays and Saturdays, and at 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available by calling 303-232-0363 or online at www.theedgetheater. com. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 11 PLAYHOUSE SHOW The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “Mama

Won’t Fly,” a cross-country race to get Mama to her son’s wedding. Show runs from Aug. 2-11; show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www. Appropriate for all ages.

CAT ADOPTIONS Foothills Animal Shelter is offering free adoptions for any cat older than 6 months old through Aug. 31. Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and health check. The regular adoption process applies. To see the variety of adoptable cats looking for their forever homes, visit Adopt or in person at 580 McIntyre St. in Golden. RECURRING/THROUGH AUG. 31 WEATHER MONITORS The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network based at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University is looking to add a few hundred observers to its Denver area network during August. All it takes to be involved is the purchase of an official rain gauge ($30) and a commitment to help monitor the local climate by taking precipitation measurements as often as possible. The data is reported to the CoCoRaHS website and daily maps of local precipitation patterns are produced. Training is offered in person or online; a list of Denver area training classes can be found at For information, or to sign up, contact Chris Spears at or go to and click on the “Join Us” link. RECURRING/THROUGH SEPT. 1 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 303-935-3044 or going

online to Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

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 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 RECURRING/THROUGH OCT. 26 QUILT SHOW Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden, presents “Material Witnesses: New Work from the Manhattan Quilters Guild” from July 28 to Oct. 26. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Call 303-277-0377.


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COMMUNITY RUN The Arvada High School boys cross country team is hosting a community and alumni race at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Majestic View Park. All runners are invited to join in a spirited 5K race around Majestic View Park. Walkers are also welcome to join in to promote fitness among the community and student body. For information or to register contact Tim Fallon at LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 24, SEPT. 7, SEPT. 14, SEPT. 21, SEPT. 28, OCT. 5 FALL GARDENING Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, offers free classes for gardeners on Saturdays this fall. Registration not required unless noted. Call 303-424-7979 or visit for details. Upcoming classes are: “PRESERVING YOUR Harvest – Make Summer Last All Winter” from 1-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24. Learn several methods of food preservation, including canning, so that you can enjoy your summer harvest all winter long. Class will cover necessary equipment, tools, tips and techniques for success in the kitchen and good taste at the table.

“PERENNIAL GARDENING in the Fall” from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. This is

the perfect time to set the stage for next year’s garden. Plant perennials and bulbs for season long beauty and review the basic maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.

“LANDSCAPING YOUR Colorado Garden” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Discover trees, shrubs and perennials that work well in our region. The class will cover plant combinations and basic design principles that create curb appeal and enhance your outdoor living spaces. Special emphasis on drought tolerant plants that are durable and require lower maintenance. “PLANTING FALL Bulbs” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Plant bulbs now

for color next spring. Discover new varieties of tulips and daffodils as well as other interesting and unique types of bulbs. Learn how to prepare your soil and maintain for years of beauty.

“FAIRY GARDEN Workshop” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Enjoy the magic

and enchantment of a fairy garden and create your personal retreat for the fairies. Each attendee will take home a fairy garden they make in the class. Registration required; call 303-424-7979. Fee for materials will be assessed.

“ORCHIDS – Exotic but Easy” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Orchids are beauti-

ful, fascinating and surprisingly easy to grow. Discover how these exotic beauties grow in nature and translate that to your own growing conditions. Learn some of the best varieties for your home and tips and techniques to successfully grow and rebloom orchids.

“GROWING GREAT Garlic” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Discover the exciting world of garlic, nature’s wonder plant for flavorful food, a healthy body and warding off evil spirits. Learn about the different garlic types and how to grow so that you will have a yearly harvest.

Just because you’re starting Medicare, it doesn’t mean you have to give up control. With limits on what you pay out of pocket, and surprisingly affordable monthly premiums, you can remain in control of your costs. Plus, you retain control of your Original Medicare benefits. Stay in control with Rocky Mountain Health Plans.

Call to reCeive your free Personal HealtH Diary. With Rocky Mountain Health Plan’s Personal Health Diary, you can keep track of your health care visits, medications and any questions you have for your doctor.

“TERRARIUMS – Gardens under Glass” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Terrariums

add a lush element to your indoor décor. Discover how easy it is to bring the magic of these special gardens to your home. Our expert will demonstrate the range of containers, soil, plants and offer tips and techniques to create glorious gardens in glass.

LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 25 TO OCT. 20 FINANCIAL PEACE Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Universityclass will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 25 to Oct. 20 at Faith Bible Chapel, Carr Street Campus, 4890 Carr St., Arvada. For information or to register, call 303-424-2121 ext. 9-2455 or email zach.malito@ LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 2

To speak to a licensed sales agent call: Toll Free: 888-251-1330 TTY: 711 To request more information:

BOOSTERS EVENT Jog in the Bog, a 5K run and 1K walk presented by the Standley Lake Athletic Boosters, is Sept. 2. The event includes entertainment, snacks, water, raffle prizes, race awards, T-shirts, dunk tank and other activities. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Event starts and finishes at SLHS athletic fields. Registration is available at or you can register at 7 a.m. on event day. Sponsors, event day vendors, volunteers and interested parties can contact for more information. LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 7

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HARVEST FESTIVAL Arvada Associated Modelers presents its 2013 Harvest Festival and a free RC model air show from1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Arvada Air Park, 7608 Highway 93, Golden. Spectacular giant scale models, replica Warbirds, real turbine jets, radical helicopters, a “wicked witch” on a flying broom, and a variety of other, unique radio-controlled models will be flown. The air show also features celebrity pilots, a full scale fly-in by Flight for Life Colorado, RC flight simulators, many free door prizes, concessions and an opportunity for spectators to try their hand at flying a real RC airplane (also free). Master of Ceremonies will be Arvada City council member at-large Bob Fifer. For information and directions to the flying field, visit LOOKING AHEAD/SEPT. 9 NEUROMUSCULAR REEDUCATION The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center will offer a Somatics Neuromuscular Reeducation class from 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 14. To register, call 303-231-1300 or visit

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is offering the opportunity to learn about becoming a Foster Parent. We invite you to attend one of the informational meetings to be held on WEDNESDAY 8/21/13 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm or SATURDAY 8/24/13 from 10:00am-12:00pm. You can gather information about all foster parenting options and receive help in filling out the application. Please RSVP to Tracy at 303-225-4152 or Michelle at 303-225-4073 to reserve your spot and obtain location information. Take the Challenge, Change a life!!

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The City of Black Hawk has an opening for STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I. Hiring Range: $36,604 - $42,095 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit for application documents and more information on the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record and the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire; the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a Resume and completed City application, must be received by the closing date, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., MDST Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are unable to accept e-mailed applications at this time. EOE.


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Priority Plastics, a manufacturer of plastic products and with five locations nationwide, is currently seeking candidates for TRIMMER/ PACKERS at our Arvada, CO plant. Individuals will be responsible for trimming, visually inspecting, and packing plastics containers. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, have great attendance, and work a rotating 12 hour shift. We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, 401k, and other great benefits to our employees. Qualified candidates should send resumes to:

Candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment. Position has the potential to go out on face-to-face calls on an as needed basis. This position will be handling CCM’s obituary desk, special print projects and much more. Newspaper sales background a plus but not required. Please email resume to: GUN SHOW No phone calls please.


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Office clerk needed year- $70K third year! Excellent in the Franktown NRCS office. 40 hrs/wk. $16.40/hr.EOE 888-993-8043 Must be proficient on the computer. Email resume to: and write “Franktown” in 25 DRIVER the subject line TRAINEES NEED

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US Truck. Part time Earn $750 per week! office assistant CDL & Job Ready in 3 week needed for Highlands Ranch inhome business. Need1-800-809-2141 excellent data entry skills - must be accurate and fast, proficient in Word and Excel. Job includes but not limited to: Heavy Data Entry; customer service; phone work; account reconciliation; deposits and misc. office duties. Small, non-smoking office. Must be organized, detail oriented, able to multitask and work independently.10 - 3 Monday thru Friday.Email resume to:



Preschool Teacher

HRCA has openings for part-time Preschool/Enrichment Teachers. Applicants must meet the requirements for Lead Teacher Qualified according to CDHS. More information at

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now has immediate openings for the following positions: Drivers Class A&Bexperience required Laborers Technicians Equipment Operators Our company is an EEO employer and offers competitive pay and benefits package. Please apply in person at 14802 W. 44th Avenue Golden, CO 80403

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Earn extra money for Christmas Castle Pines Golf Club is hiring Full time/Part time and Weekend positions. Call 303-814-6252 for an interview appointment. Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756

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

Sales Representative

Alpha Security, a technology company in Golden, is looking to hire a tech savvy sales person for sales and marketing of digital video surveillance systems. We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our team and be an integral part of a growing business. IT knowledge required and video surveillance experience preferred. Email:

Keep Kids Together Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152 Law firm and title company needs F/T clerical or paralegal. ACCURATE, hard-workers for hi-volume, fast-paced work. Foreclosure, title, mortgage experience helpful, not required. Office located at I-25 and Lincoln. Email letter, resume & salary requirements to: with “Position Available-your name” in subject line.


part-time 20-25 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, hours 8-5. Some Saturdays 9-1pm. Fun / Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area and Castle Rock location. Duties: scheduling, phones, check-in and scanning. Fax resume to 303-689-9628 or email to

The Colorado Dept of Transportation is hiring temporary positions in Morrison, Golden, Coal Creek, Empire and Idaho Springs for the 2013 - 2014 winter season. Must have a valid Colorado CDL class B or higher with proper endorsements. For more information and an application call 303-278-204

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) and Foremen for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer. Nurse RN, LPN, or MA Full-time Monday-Friday 830 -5:30 SOME SAT 9am-1pm 40 hrs /wk, Benefits Patient care, vaccine admin, vitals, and lab. Electronic Health Records EPIC Pediatric Office near Park Meadows area fax 303-689-9628 email:

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Must have recent landscaping exp and consistant work history, weeding, edging, mulching, mowing Call Antoinette 267-421-5040 ext 106

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Garage Sales Highlands Ranch August 10th and 11th 7AM 3091 Thistlebrook Cir Cleaning out the garage and basement - tools, small exercise equipment, and other odds and ends. Castle Rock Big Sale 5078 Knobcone Drive Aug 9th & 10th, 8:00am 2:00pm no early birds. 6 piece living room set, coffee tables, dining table, end tables, multiple ceiling fans,pottery, housewares , riding lawn mower and much more Castle Rock Multi- Family Garage Sale Fri & Sat Aug 9th & 10th 7am-5pm 2054 June Ct

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Highlands Ranch

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Estate Sales

Health and Beauty


Huge Estate Sale 6111 S Crestview Thurs 8/8-Sat 8/10

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J-Star Concrete


Bob’s Home Repairs

Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618


Since 1955

Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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


Ali’s Cleaning Services

Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?


Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services



Call Today for a free quote

303 827-2400 Construction



All types, Wood/Metal/Vinyl

No job too small! I have 8 kids, I need the work! Carl: 720-352-4390

BATUK FENCING Cedar, Chain-link Install & Repair. Quality Work 10 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Sr. Discount. 303-750-3840


CPR for your computer

Computer Repair for Home & Office


720-441-2805 Concrete/Paving

• Finest quality •30 years experience I have 8 kids, I need the work!



Fence & Deck All Phases of Flat Work by


Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364

Navarro Concrete, Inc.

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.


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

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

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Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!



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Drywall Repair Specialist

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Call Ed 720-328-5039

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

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

Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:






Ron Massa

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •

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

We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!

OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling


Call Rick 720-285-0186

Remodel and home repairs Reasonable Handyman repairs and remodel inside and outside. Free Estimate call Al 720-308-6741 or Nick 720-620-9893

Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.

Olson Landscaping & Design


Hauling Service


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

Lawn/Garden Services LAWN SERVICES

$$Reasonable Rates$$

*Lawn Maintenance*Leaf Cleanup* Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal* Removal/Replacement decorative rock, Sod or Mulch*Storm Damage Cleanup*Gutter cleaning * All of your ground maintenance needs Servicing the West & North areas Mark: 303.432.3503 Refs.avail

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

30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172

DEEDON'S PAINTING 40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752


Call 720-218-2618

trash hauling

Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements

Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!


Instant Trash Hauling

Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

Call Frank

“Painting Done Right!”

Alpine Landscape Management

Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.


Free estimates 7 days a Week

A PATCH TO MATCH • Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

All Makes and Models

Brush and Roll Quality

Interior Painting Specialists, Drywall Repair, Exteriors and more… No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business


Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

303-261-6163 • Repairs • Sanding • Stain • Pressure Washing • Paint & Seal • FREE ESTIMATES •

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

Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair


Low rates, Free estimates Scott, Owner 720-364-5270

of the


• Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • New Plantings • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Landscape Lighting

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?

No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing

Computer Services



Motorcycle Repair

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983

See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.


Computer Professionals Rockies

All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.

All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172


(303) 646-4499


David’s 25 Yea rs Exp . Fre e Est ima tes Ful ly Ins ure d

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CALL 720. 351.1520 A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

Call Bernie 303.347.2303


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


You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Mark’s Quality Lawn Care * Sod * Rock * Landscaping * Bush Trimming Specials all summer long * Aerating * Fertilizing * Bug Control * Mowing in selected areas only * Free Estimates * Senior Discounts 303-420-2880

Sosa Landscaping

Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INSURED & BONDED FREE ESTIMATE

Please call anytime: Mr. Domingo 720-365-5501

Perez Painting Interior and exterior painting, wall repair, refinishing and texturizing, deck repair and epoxi floors. Specializing in older and custom homes. Insured References Available

720- 298-3496

Misc. Services Trash & Junk Removal

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


Pet Care & Services

with a Warranty Starting at $1575

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

House Cleaning The Dog Door Guy sells and installs quality pet doors of all types and sizes.

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month



Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

We offer free consultations.

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AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

NorthWestern Drains

Rocky Mountain Contractors

Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215


Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

Wesley lentz • 720-329-4852

Locally owned and operated • Full service drain cleaning

We get you back in service so you can get back to your life.

Now offering

Aeration, spring yard clean ups, fertilizing, weed control, lawn mowing, custom trimming of small trees, and bushes All your landscaping needs Call Jim or Shannon pooper scooper services

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

RALPH’S & JOE’S AFFORDABLE dirty jobs done dirt cheap


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Your experienced Plumbers.

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• Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts

Sprinkler Pros New Installations, Repairs, Tune-Ups. All Makes Of Lawn Systems Serviced. Work Guaranteed Senior Discounts Licensed & Insured

A Herman’s ROOFING New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131


Call 303-422-1096

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

Just Sprinklers Inc

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

Tree Service

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

A Tree Stump Removal Company

Majestic Tree Service

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


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


Window Services

A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood

Old Pro Window Cleaning

Call Terry 303-424-7357

Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates





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Tree Service

Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof. Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company 5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310

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System Startup $35.00

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