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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 39

inBloom debate blossoms Parents vocal in concern over new student data system By Vic Vela

Dan Thoemke has facilitated the collaboration of Golden’s community churches as director of Community Faith In Action. Courtesy photo




Thoemke keys in on community development By Amy Woodward

‘It really has so little to do with me I

just facilitate in an amazing community

A lot of people enjoy talking about their achievements. Recognition of hard work or at least acknowledgment that good work is being done is usually desired by a lot of people. Dan Thoemke is not like most. As director of Community Faith In Action, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the facilitation of collaborative work with most of Golden’s churches known as the Together Church of Golden, Thoemke is a catalyst in church partnership, and community development. Although he also works as a community pastor at Hillside Community Church, along with being a chaplain for the Golden Police Department, Thoemke would rather discuss the need for volunteers for the annual Neighborhood Rehab Project Day of Service on Sept. 7 than discuss any recognition for his work in the city of Golden. “Based on project load we’re going to need 200 volunteers,” said Thoemke. “It’s all really easy for people to register there at, and that’s at the bottom of that card,” he said while

that just has the heart to make it better.’ Dan Thoemke pointing to an advertisement for the 3rd annual Neighborhood Rehab Project. NRP Day of Service will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. with a celebration in Parfet Park with meals, drinks and prizes. Volunteers will meet in the morning at Hillside Community Church at 103 N. Ford St. for introductions and discussion, and then head out to begin working on various projects that help Golden residents who are struggling with home repairs. But what about Dan Thoemke? His name continues to pop up from time to time in Golden. Aside from his many duties around town, he co-directs City Unite, an organization that helps to mentor other religious leaders in the Denver metro area about the importance of collaboration with churches of different denominations.

Respectfully, Thoemke is a humble man who refuses to take any credit for any one community project, or any one idea. He always uses “we” and “our” when discussing the charitable work he has been a part of. “It really has so little to do with me I just facilitate in an amazing community that just has the heart to make it better,” he said. He is frank about his personal life and touched on his education starting from Golden High School, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart. He has four children — two girls and two boys. He graduated from IMI Bible College and Seminary in California with a focus in pastoral care, and then moved to Oregon where he stayed

Parents packed a feisty Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education meeting Aug. 22 to hear the pros and cons of a student data gathering system that the district is expected to pilot sometime next year. Supporters hailed the system, called inBloom, as a long-timecoming classroom enhancement intended to help teachers better tailor instruction through a centralized student database. But inBloom detractors are concerned primarily about the privacy and security of children’s school Stevenson records and personal information, and how the new system might end up mining and utilizing that data. It was clear which side of the issue the majority of the audience was on, judging from their often boisterous reactions to comments that were made by a panel of education experts. “If this is a great idea, and there are really are no privacy concerns, give the parents the right to choose whether their children take part,” said Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, through audience applause. Nassirian participated in the panel via video from Washington D.C. He was one of several panelists to give their opinions of inBloom, a $100 million system that is being funded primarily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. inBloom will provide the “middleware” in a data dashboard system that will collect student information in a single database that supporters believe will better assist teachers in developing a specific curricula for individuals in the classroom. Colorado is one of only three states to pilot inBloom, with Jeffco being the lone district in the state expected to try it out, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The program will not cost Jeffco anything until 2015, if it chooses to continue using the system after the pilot project. After that, the cost to the 86,000 student district will be $3 to $5 per student. The system has been the subject of controversy across the U.S., as some states that initially had committed to pilot the system ended up backing out because of privacy and security concerns. inBloom is capable of storing demographic information, such as race, economic status and other metrics. However, the district is adamant that the dashboard will only include data fields that are relevant to academics.

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Dropped-off electronics for recycling begins to pile up at Jeffco’s Safety Fair on Aug. 24. Pick up was provided by A-1 Electronic Recycling, who also refurbish a lot of the electronics they receive such as televisions. Photo by Amy Woodward


Knowledge is power at safety fair Health service providers, Jeffco crime fighters team up to educate public about crime prevention By Amy Woodward Cary Johnson, director of crime prevention for Jefferson County’s District Attorney’s Office, was giving 120 crime prevention seminars a year until he came up with an idea to consolidate his workload and reach people in larger numbers with more information. “There’s got to be some bigger venues that we could create that might get more information out on a broader scale,” Johnson said. Thus, the Jefferson County Safety Fair was born. In its fifth year, the Jeffco Safety Fair started at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24, with document shredding, prescription round-up and electronics recycling which were some of the more popular services provided at the fair. Iron Mountain, a company which provides secure shredding, received 478 pounds of paper for shredding according to transportation Manager Steve Casey. “We estimate, by weight, to be up about 18-percent,” Casey said. The main point of the fair though is not to only provide recycling services, but also information on crime prevention, safety and wellness.

“We’d rather people never became a victim in the first place,” said Johnson. “We think they have to have good information as one of the keys to avoid becoming a victim.” “This fair’s amazing,” Alandra Mothorpe said, sales representative for United Healthcare Medicare solutions. “There’s just a wealth of information.” This year, Mothorpe answered questions regarding Medicare, and gave information regarding services provided with United. “I think the entire fair itself is beneficial to go to,” she said. Mothorpe was one out of 70 vendors who set up at the fair to donate four hours of their time. New this year was CPR for pets and registration for a new program called CodeRED, an emergency notifications system that allows Colorado residents to receive phone calls related to emergency disasters. Attendees could even register to vote, or be added to Colorado’s no-call list for solicitors. While adults gathered in the Exhibit Hall to receive a wealth of information, children’s activities were held outside including Evergreen Fire Department’s exhibit on how to use a fire extinguisher. Bike safety directed by police officers offered kids a chance to receive a bike helmet courtesy of Lutheran Hospital. “There’s just more stuff there than you could believe,” Johnson said. “We’re just very grateful for people who have come along and assisted us.”

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Mark Langanke, center, during an official ribbon cutting event on Aug. 14, to re-launch his new store, the Gear Canyon (801 14th St.), formerly known as the Sports Mine. Langanke did a complete makeover of his store with a new logo, a new stock of new and used outdoor clothing, and more equipment for all seasonal sports. Photo by John Tracy

SO MUCH INSIDE THE TRANSCRIPT THIS WEEK Sports: A special preview of high school football. Page 25

Life: The Edge Theater weighs the wages of war in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.” Page 17

Outdoors: Part 2 of our visit to Standley Lake. Page 4

Events: A Taste of Colorado scheduled for metro Denver. Page 24

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Teen’s cost savings project to aid feeding program Drop off locations for recycled bags in Golden schools By Amy Woodward Spencer White spent his summer like most young teens — except most did not draft and build a bagging system with potential to transform the flow of a supplemental feeding program known as the Golden Backpack Program. Of course, most teens are not working hard for their Eagle Scout project, either. Spencer White, 14 of Golden, is a Life Scout in Troop 613 and for his Eagle Scout project, he honed in on some of the financial problems facing the Golden Backpack Program — a feeding program designed to give kids supplemental food to some of the 1,300 students in the Golden area who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The program has made connections with the Food Bank of the Rockies, and the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center or DDRC who help to pack the food. The program runs the Snack-n-Wagon during the summer which provides lunches, and sacks of food on the weekends during the school year. It is during the school year that Spencer hopes to make a big difference with the cost of bags for food with his Eagle Scout project which makes recycled bag collecting a community effort and the packing process for DDRC more efficient. “I wanted to make it a more efficient system because these recycle bags are free and with more money they can feed more kids and get better food and it’ll be all-around better for the program,” said White. Peggy Halderman, executive director for the Golden Backpack Program, agreed. “It is so important we achieve savings where we can,” Halderman said. Spencer’s project could help save $260 a year in costs for bags, according to Halderman. Last year, the Golden Backpack Program provided meals to 520 kids. Spencer had to tackle the issue of not only collecting bags, but finding affordable bags for the program. In order for the project to work, the

Spencer White, front row, fourth in from the right, and many scouts from Troop 613 including relatives, pose with a finished “Pack.Sack.Give.” structure and one collection box on Aug. 17. With the help of ongoing community donations of recycled bags, Spencer’s Eagle Scout project will help reduce the cost of bags, and increase the efficiency of the Golden Backpack Program. Photo by Amy Woodward Golden Backpack Program would need to collect 20,000 recycled bags a year. White quickly discovered however, that asking grocery stores for recycled bags lead to a dead end because, “There’s a bunch of red tape.”. “It would be really hard and you have to check with the corporate office,” he said. So Spencer set up donation locations and constructed, along with the help of Troop 613, five collection boxes that collect, organize and prepare donated recycled grocery bags. The structures are made from a large cardboard box, with a handmade wooden lid with a hole in the middle. Wooden dowels were installed on the top edges of the lid to hold the bags. “He’s not only taken a

look at what was needed, he totally redesigned it and it’s snazzy as all get out,” said Halderman. The Golden Backpack program will use one of the collection boxes, but the remaining four will be donated to other feeding programs such KidzPak in Loveland, Feeding the Future in Wheat Ridge, Food for Thought in Denver, and McBackPack, Inc. in Fort Collins. Spencer then went on to build five “Pack.Sack.Give.” structures that will help assist volunteers at DDRC. The Pack.Sack. Give. structures are height adjustable, with a top that spins to move the next rack. The structure will accommodate volunteers with special needs, and make the packing system more efficient.

“It will benefit a lot of people and make the Golden backpacking program even better,” said scout master, Brian McLane. “But it’s got to continue on, so he needs the support of other people to bring bags in,” he said. If the program works through donations, Spencer will have created a project that future Eagle Scouts could carry on. “We do that with a lot of projects that we do,” said McLane. “It’s a great leadership opportunity for him.” Spencer has already sent out an announcement in the Golden’s school newsletters, and donations for recycled bags will be available at all six elementary schools in Golden, Bell Middle School, and Golden High School.

golden news in a hurry City solar panel project approved

Golden City Council made a landmark decision during its Aug. 22 meeting, and passed Resolution 2281 unanimously to authorize a performance contract for solar photovoltaic panel installations by McKinstry Essention, Inc. The city will invest $3.1 million for the installation of PV panels on nine city ADVERTISEMENT

buildings including Splash Water, fire station No. 4, and the Tony Grampsas gymnasium. The resolution was passed to help implement the city’s sustainability goals that were created back in 2007 with a timeline of 10 years to meet a 50-percent renewable energy goal by 2017. Installation of PV panels on the city’s

nine proposed building will bring the city up to 20 percent. The project will be self-financed from the General Fund and Cemetery Proposal Care Fund. A large parcel of land across Highway 6 from the RTD light rail station at 520 Golden Ridge Road was up for discussion for a rezoning request from Nexcore Group who would like to build 172

apartment units and 5,000 square feet of retail space. The site would connect to the proposed pedestrian bridge, with plazas and a community garden. Council approved the conceptual site plan 5-2 (councilmen Bill Fisher and Joe Behm voting no) but will return to council Sept. 12 for approval to begin construction.

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A boat is launched into the lake on Aug. 24 at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. Only people who purchase a season permit are allowed to use their motorized boat in the water. Permits are sold through a lottery system each year and are limited to 550. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Recreational opportunities offered at Standley Lake By Ashley Reimers Editor’s Note: This is the second story of a threepart series highlighting the recreation opportunities at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. The first story focused on the history of the park and the final story will focus on educational opportunities. Stocked regularly with walleye, wiper, trout and bass Standley Lake offers fishermen yearround fishing along the shoreline as well as boat fishing May through September. The lake is also the Colorado state record-holder for the largest walleye, 18 pounds, caught in 1997 by angler Scott Regan. Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster at 100th Avenue and Simms Street, offers much more than just great fishing. The park offers hiking, biking, camping, power boating, kayaking, paddle boating and wildlife viewing. And for those who own power boats, the lake offers recreational opportunities, like water skiing and tubing, without the hassle of an overpopulated park. Because the lake is a water source, there are limitations to how much recreational use can be done in the water. Part of those limitations is a limit on how many power boats are allowed on the lake. Each year the park issues 550 power boat permits and each year those permits sell out. The reason for the permits is to maintain a high level of water quality in the lake, said Mike Happe, Utilities Planning and Engineering Manager for the city of Westminster.

“The lake is the main source of water for Westminster and is a big water supply for both Northglenn and Thornton, so keeping the water quality very high is a priority,” he said. “Because of this, we also don’t allow swimming in the lake because having less human body contact in the water creates an even bigger barrier in terms of protecting the quality of the water.” Along with obtaining a permit, each boat must also sprayed down and quarantined for 15 days before entering the water to comply with the park’s Aquatic Nuisance Species, ANS, program. The ANS program is an effort to keep zebra and quagga mussels from infesting the water. Mark Reddinger, lake operations manager, said when a boat is clear to enter the water the boat and the trailer is tagged. Boats who have entered another lake or reservoir must go through the spray process and quarantine again, he added. “When we first started this program we did get some backlash, but now people have accepted the program. Because of our permit program, we have less people and boats in the lake, which people really enjoy,” he said. “We have some people who store their boats here in the park all summer and come out every weekend. Many of those people we’ve seen for years and end up getting to know them pretty well.” Standley Lake is also a non-alcoholic and jet ski-free park, which Reddinger also says is a benefit. “We know there is alcohol out there, but because it’s not allowed it makes people check themselves if they choose to drink alcohol,” he said. “And because we don’t have jet skis on the

water, people feel the lake is a lot safer.” The lake isn’t just home to power boaters, but also people in non-motorized boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. Just recently the park designated a section of the lake just to these types of vessels and senior ranger Holly Walters said she’s already seen a jump in the number people taking advantage of the opportunity. “The designated area of the lake for non-motorized vessels is the north west corner and is a pretty big chunk of the lake,” Walters said. “It’s a really nice amenity for people to come out and not have to worry about boat traffic. Plus it’s just gorgeous out there.” By the end of the September, the camping ground and all water activity will end until the following May, but the rest of the park is open year-round. Walters said it’s the non-summer months when wildlife viewing is at its best. Over the years the park’s been a home to mountain lions, bobcats, bears, coyotes, mule deer and many others. For bird watchers, Walters said the park offers great opportunities to view a variety of birds like herons and pelicans, and of course a pair of bald eagles, that nest in the park yearround. “Many people think we close after summer, but there are still so many great recreational opportunities for people in the park, whether it’s fishing along the shore, or hiking around 14 miles of trails,” Walters said. “Standley Lake is just a great place to escape the city any time of the year and enjoy nature. As a ranger I get to enjoy it every day and I wouldn’t choose a different office.”

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Jeffco 5 begins push for ballot measure Fundraiser successful despite rain and hail County commission dubious of change By Amy Woodward

As Jeffco municipalities prepare for this year’s elections, there will be some early discussions on potential ballot initiatives involving county affairs for 2014. A grassroots organization known as the Jeffco 5, founded by Golden resident and former Councilwoman Karen Oxman, has been proposing an increase of county commissioners from three to five and a possible redistricting of the county. She said her initiative was first presented to Jeffco commissioners more than a year ago. The proposal was most recently discussed at the county commissioner level during the Aug. 27 commissioners staff meeting. The initiative presents two possible options for voters — county districts would increase from three to five districts, and residents within each district would vote for a county commissioner from that district; or to keep the county in three districts, but residents would elect one county commissioner from each district, and elect two at large commissioners for the whole county. According to state statue, when a population of a county is more than 70,000, a county may increase the number of county commissioners from three to five — no more, no less. The United State Census Bureau’s 2012 estimate reported 545,358 people living in Jeffco. The differences in opinion involving adequate representation and transparency have been points of debate between some of the county commissioners, and members of Jeffco 5; with county commissioners making the argument they are representatives of all of Jeffco, and handle requests accordingly, with Jeffco 5 members arguing that county commissioners are stretched thin when handling matters for a large population.

“What’s broke?” said Dan Rosier, county commissioner for district three, whose opposition has not changed since he first talked to Jeffco 5’s founder, Karen Oxman. “I’ve asked on multiple occasions what’s broke … and I don’t get a response back of what is broke,” Rosier said. “I get a response back from individuals of it will increase representation for the county, well, is that a problem right now, is that an issue?” For Oxman, and other Jeffco 5 members and supporters, representation is precisely the issue. “I think it’s very difficult to represent an entire county of over 500,000 people,” Oxman said. “I don’t think that you can have connectivity with the entire county the way you would if you had a district that you were representative of, and were able to communicate with a smaller group of people more regularly,” she said. So far, county commissioners have been requesting county administrator Ralph Schell to find information for clarification on certain in-depth topics, and to perform research on the effectiveness, procedural and cost for adding two more commissioners based on other counties who have increased the number of commissioners such as Adams, Weld, El Paso and Arapahoe counties. Currently, Jeffco’s three commissioners are unable to discuss issues outside of public meetings. By adding two commissioners, discussing matters outside of public meetings between two random commissioners would be allowed. This change in policy creates an issue with transparency, argues commissioner Griffin from district one. “Isn’t it really a better idea to have more input that all of us will be discussing and hearing at the same time?” said Griffin, who added that outside discussions could create conflicts of interest and favor-forfavors politicking. She also noted that by electing three commissioners and two at-large for the county that the two at-large commissioners could all still come from just one or all

of the three districts. Commissioner Rosier shares Griffin’s view having said that changes in discussion would create more “behind the doors lobbying.” “I really have a problem with that,” Rosier said. “My fear is, and I’ve seen it happen with other counties that have five, decisions are made before you even walk into the hearing room,” he said. “It’s not transparent to the voting public.” In the end, it is not representation that is an issue said Rosier, but a lack of awareness of who the county commissioners are and what they do. “To understand what we do as county commissioners is a great point,” Rosier said. “Very few people contact me.” Oxman finds it hard to disagree with Rosier on that. “I agree with Don there is not enough awareness of what the county commissioners do and how they connect to residents,” said Oxman who would like county commissioners to remedy the problem. “I’d like to see something moving forward on that.” Although county elections for 2014 seems far off in the distance, Jeffco 5’s efforts to place the measure on next year’s ballot begins now, with Jeffco 5 setting their deadline for December for county commissioners to either willingly place the measure on the ballot or have Jeffco 5 petition for 25,000 signatures. “I think five commissioners would be more transparent, Oxman said. “There would be more communication about an issue, not lobbying about an issue,” Oxman added. “Jeffco 5 is not criticizing individual commissioners, what Jeffco 5 is saying is that we have a population of over 500,000, we could have a board of five, and we feel that we should have a board of five and we feel that the commissioners should not make this choice … this should be a vote of the people.” For more information on Jeffco 5 go to, and for more info on the board of county commissioners, go to

By Amy Woodward With a sudden down pour of rain and hail, with lighting that seemed to strike at just the top of the mountain, guests at Bandimere Speedway were committed to supporting children and teen literacy programs. The 13th annual Rare and Novel Night held by the Jefferson County Library Foundation, whose mission is to help foster Jeffco public libraries and their programs through fundraising events, experienced a severe thunderstorm during the event on Aug. 22, but raised an estimated $23,000 for county literacy programs. Over 150 books were donated for this year’s event from brand new bestsellers to vintage collections, and children’s books. All proceeds from the auctions fund Jeffco public libraries literacy program such as the Summer Reading Club, the Traveling Children’s Library, and JCPL To-Go. Guests had a chance to race Z28 Camaro’s for $250. But the race came to a halt after lightning began to hit. Racing was rescheduled for Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. To purchase a ticket to race or to make a donation, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075 or via email at

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‘Dream’ speech still a call for promise Many people have heard or read the entire Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” speech — more than once. Many of our readers can recite a favorite phrase or two. We recognize the power of the words. The famous speech — among the most important of the 20th century — came to the forefront of the American consciousness once again with its 50th anniversary Aug. 28, rather than on Martin Luther King Day, which is celebrated each year in the cold of January. With this, we are reminded the speech reverberated in the heat of summer when about 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as part of a peaceful march on Washington for jobs and freedom. Due to press deadlines we don’t know

our view how President Barack Obama may have marked the occasion in a speech scheduled this week on the very steps of the Lincoln Memorial where King stood. We know that while we trust certain themes resonate with both men, different insights are expected: One saw the world as an civil-rights activist and pastor, while the other is viewing the world as an elected official of such high stature as president. But we expect the world will have heard an appropriate tribute and comment related

to King’s words from the president. We agree with the view that the country has come a long way in racial equality but has much further to go. To King’s dream, many people are still not judged on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. King referred to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and said, “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” Fifty years ago the crowd reacted loudly to these words, and to many, the words hold true today. After all, with current data

in hand, unemployment in the black community still commonly hovers at twice the level of the white community. But we do recognize that the inspiration of this speech has helped to improve laws and behavior, helping the country put its best foot forward as a nation that recognizes the strength and fairness called for in embracing its diversity. As King said, “we cannot walk alone.” King’s speech and Martin Luther King Day hold special places in our country, inspiring people to work toward the American promise. We are part of the cause and walk forward recalling the words from the dream speech, “Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado.” Let there be justice and let it begin with us.

Another school year, Is it important to have art? another set of issues question of the week

This week in our question of the week we asked: Why is it important for a city to have artistic opportunities?

It’s a wonderful opportunity to create a great space, and enhance the values of the community. - Dave Ruchman

Art connects people with emotions, and it makes them feel. - Bill Marino

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Having a cultural arts scene has really great benefits – it brings a lot of people to the community, and then you get businesses who want to cater to them. It creates a buzz and energy in the community. - Matthew Rucker

Creativity and culture are why people and businesses pick a community. - Ken Parks

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Last week I wrote about adventures, and so, this week, I thought I’d explore a few of the new adventures we’re all in for as a new school year starts up. For a refreshing change of pace, nobody is talking about program cuts and budget shortfalls and layoffs. Thank you, Jeffco voters! On the other hand, we did make the nightly news last week for our school fees. In my house, the “sticker shock moment” was to the tune of $900, but by the time we’d gone through and eliminated all the unnecessary fees, that number was a lot less, our stress level amped down, and we stopped muttering the phrase “free public education my ... “ My daughter’s middle school is piloting a program to have kids bring their own tablets to school to work on. As Principal Tara Pena explained, “we want our students to be prepared for the 21st century, and you can’t do that using a 19th century model classroom.” This is a wonderful initiative, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this school comes up with to challenge students. My only question is this: how many fourth-graders will the schools have to hire to conduct inservices for teachers to teach them all the ins and outs of the iPads and Kindles? You’re also probably going to hear a lot about Common Core State Standards this fall. This is an initiative to align every state’s testing regimes and curriculum outcomes to a rigorous national set of expectations, and which some 37 states have already chosen to adopt. The Denver Post has already come out in favor of this, and there is a lot of support for this in education circles. Likewise, there is a lot of trepidation (and some outright hostility) about this from some quarters, especially regarding the content of the reading lists and the abdication of local control. Personally, I’m taking a “wait and see” approach. Bill Bennett, the Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, said in a

recent interview that “it’s all in the implementation,” and Jay Mathews, the education reporter for the Washington Post, said, “I respect and admire the people who put Common Core together ... I just don’t think it’s going to work.” So, if you’re really energized about Common Core, my advice is to get involved: talk to your school board members, become a school board member (there’s an opening!), and find ways to make sure the people responsible for the implementation of this hear your concerns and address them. And lastly, in the next few weeks, you’re going to start to buried under advertising for and against a billion dollar a year tax hike “for the schools.” May want to put your helmets on — this particular campaign could get pretty ugly. So, in the end, when you look at all this, it seems to me the real adventure isn’t just the things that are going on; it’s that all of this is going on at the same time! The good thing is that, in individual classrooms and schools all across the county, the teachers are done with meetings and trainings and are happily getting back to doing what they do best: Working with kids. For the rest of you? Well, strap in, folks: This could be a bumpy ride. 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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Try adding the power of ‘un’ to your life

When an elementary school friend and I decided to go trekking in Nepal at the end of this year, she mentioned that this is one om- item on her bucket list. You’re probably the familiar with the concept of a bucket list, where we collect those dreams or advenation tures or accomplishments we hope to aws achieve while we still have time. I’ve never fully embraced the notion of a its bucket list, though, for a variety of reasons. gOne is that I’m not very good at planning or in ahead. Another is that I’m pretty open to we what else might be out there ... how could ng I list places and people and activities that I don’t even know about yet? meri- Then, last week, I learned of a writer, and Rachel Weight, who developed her antithe bucket list, a collection of things she just the won’t do or will ever have to do. She begins each item on her list with “I will never…” with as in “I will never skydive” and “I will never pay money to see a scary movie.” (I agree

with her about the scary movies, but after skydiving in recent years to celebrate a milestone birthday, I will definitely do it again. In fact, if I did have a bucket list, skydiving would have been at the top.) So I like where Rachel Weight is going with her anti-bucket list. She says that although she’s all for adventure, she also feels freedom in declaring the things she doesn’t want to do. That got me thinking about what would be on my own list ... and

what I would call it. I decided that mine is an un-bucket list. “un” as in un-full, empty. I’m going to work on emptying a bucketful of contents that I don’t need anymore. Therefore: I will un-stuff. About a year ago, I embarked on a divesting campaign, reducing the amount of things I own by selling some, giving some away, and just plain tossing some out. I’ve lightened my physical load considerably, and there’s more yet to go. I will un-remember. I once told a very good friend that I can forgive, but not forget. She said that meant I really didn’t forgive, but I don’t agree. Some experiences should be remembered so that we don’t get ourselves into similar situations again. But I also have a memory full of small slights and misunderstandings that I can let go of. So I will.

I will un-judge. This one is not as hard as it sounds. When I feel myself heading in that direction, I remember that everyone is fighting some kind of battle. This makes it easier to relax about people who cut me off in traffic or go through the express checkout lane with more than 15 items. I will un-regret. Seriously, if I could empty my bucket of regrets? Well, let’s just say that would leave room for a lot more things that I would be un-worried, unguilty, and un-embarrassed about. I’m pretty sure I won’t ever create a true bucket list — for the reasons I mentioned above, and a couple of others — but I’ve become a true believer in the power of “un.”

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Tickets for the comedy nights run $12 for adults and $10 for Mines students with valid ID. Keep in mind that these are adult themed shows, not intended for children. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, but the entrance is actually near the back alley, hence the name Miner’s Alley. It’s the old Foss building. There is plenty of parking in the lot right there and they have a pretty cool little cocktail lounge in their lobby. For more information and to order tickets you can check out their website at or give them a call at 303-935-3044.

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A rose garden of entertainment with play Remember this old song? “I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden.” It was one of the first country/pop crossover hits recorded by Lynn Anderson back in 1970. If you were around in those days, you couldn’t miss it, they used to play it on every radio station. There was also a novel written by Joanne Greenberg titled “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden,” which was made into a film in 1977. In 2004 playwright Walter Newton adapted this novel into a stage play that was workshopped and premiered at Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse. It was a pretty big hit, and now they are bringing it back in a new production directed by Miners Alley Founder and award winning Director Rick Bernstein. This is your classic “back by popular demand” thing. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” will open Sept. 13 and run through Oct. 27, with performances starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and 6 p.m. on

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Sundays. The theater will run a special with all tickets just $19 through the summer, so it’s a good time to take advantage of that. The play is the story of Debra, a mentally ill patient and her interactions with Dr. Fried, her therapist. It looks at how they forge new breakthroughs in her treatment and find ways to answer the questions about the causes of the voices in Debra’s head. The play explores things from a different perspective than the film version did, and culminates with a very imaginative twist in which the fortunes of Debra


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Indoor climbing facility finds a handhold in Golden Building planned for opening by Thanksgiving By Amy Woodward The steel-beam structure on the hill might not look like much just yet, but it will eventually be Golden’s newest, and the state’s largest, indoor climbing facility. For those who are unsure what the huge structure is, across Highway 6 from the Jefferson County building, at 700 Golden Ridge Road, the planned indoor climbing facility will be called Earth Treks. It will be the largest indoor wall climbing center in Colorado with a total of 29,000 square feet and 25,000 square feet of that dedicated to climbing walls up to 48 feet high with more than 450-plus routes and boulder obstacles. The facility is planned to open by Thanksgiving of this year. Earth Treks owner, Chris Warner, has three other Earth Trek facilities in

Maryland. He considers himself more of a mountaineer than a rock climber, but has been active in the sport for 34 years. But Earth Treks, Inc. did not begin as an indoor climbing gym, and instead started as a company that lead climbing expeditions to the world’s most challenging and famous climbing sites such as the Himalayas, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ecuador. Warner has been so active in the sport, he has dabbled in just about all aspects of it at some level, from competitive climbing, ice climbs and taking on K2, the second-largest mountain on earth after Mount Everest. “We just started growing as opportunities presented themselves,” said Warner, who moved back to Golden in 2010 after spending time in Maryland. He has been running Earth Treks facilities for 20 years, and says that Golden is a prime location for an indoor climbing center. “I think that there so many climbers here you could put 10 climbing gyms in Denver and you’d be fine,” said Warner. “I think we picked the better spot.”

The center will offer climbing walls for all skill levels, a fitness center and yoga classes. Admission will be based upon either a membership or day pass. “I think people are really going to be ecstatic when they go in there,” said Warner. “There’s lots of climbing options.” The facility is receiving support from the climbing community in Golden. The Mountaineering Center owned by the American Alpine Club, Outward Bound, and Colorado Mountain Club, staff and club have already heard the buzz of a new indoor climbing facility. “This is going to be huge for this community because it will be easily accessible,” said Shelby Arnold, director for the Mountaineering Museum. “Golden is such a natural climbing location as it is,” she said. Staff at the Mountaineering Center try to climb as much as they can throughout the day. When winter hits, they will be heading over to Earth Treks during their breaks, Arnold said.

Doing the most difficult things first The other day I found myself facing a situation where I had to have a difficult conversation with someone very close and special to me. And the more I thought about it and waited, the more difficult the conversation was becoming in my head and I almost talked myself out of raising the issue and having the discussion. Then I remembered something that Zig Ziglar used to say, “If you ever have to kiss a frog you will want to kiss it right away, because the longer you wait, the bigger and uglier that frog is going to become.” And then the thought will become so gross that we will eventually just avoid it completely. Have you ever been in a situation where there was a difficult task, or something that you just did not want to do? Maybe it was going to be a terrible or fierce conversation you had to have and the simple thought of it was giving you heartburn and a headache. The fact is that the more we delay or avoid the task or discussion, the more our minds take over, and our imagination creates scenarios that are far worse and more horrific than what the reality will actually be.

Additionally, as we go about our day, or our week, or maybe even our weekend, the more that we carry the burden of having to do what we ultimately have to do, the less productive we are in all other areas of life. Not only are we less productive, we become distracted, and other things that we enjoy doing and people we appreciate being around are forced to suffer along with us as we are just not ourselves during this time. On the positive side, when we finally get the action item we have been dreading off our plate, deal with it and get it past us, we are liberated and have freed ourselves up to get back to doing the things that bring us happiness and allow us to focus on our goals and other tasks at hand. Now don’t mistake this as a sugges-

tion for rushing into action and calling someone out, initiating a tough talk, or tackling a less than desirable activity. The recommended approach is to make sure that we have taken the time to consider the “why” behind the difficult task, thinking through and considering carefully what we have to say or do. Maybe at least practicing the 24-hour rule to give ourselves time to think it through is the minimal approach. But at the end of the day, when we have thought it through and know with absolute certainty that we must take care of the issue or challenge, we should make it the very next thing that we do. Is there something looming over your head or heart that you know that you need to do but have put it off out of dreading the event or outcome? I would love to hear all about it at, and when we tackle those ugly frogs first, the rest of our day will be better than good. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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By showing affection, am I being smothering? Dear Neil: I am 40 years old and in a relationship with a man that makes me feel inadequate. He complains about what I cook, talks through shows that I like and never seems to be happy. He is 41, has four kids by three different women, he lives with me, his car is in the shop, he doesn’t have any savings and he complains a lot. I told him that he could use my car to visit his kids (14 and 16), but he acts like he is trying to keep me a secret from his ex. He says I show him too much attention and affection, and that I’m smothering him. Can you help? Feeling Rejected in the Navy Dear Neil: I am a 33-year-old male and have been seeing this woman for 6 months. I am a romantic at heart. I buy her flowers and small gifts--tokens to show I’m thinking of her. I open doors for her, leave notes on her car and compliment her appearance. But she does not return the same enthusiasm. When I mention things that bother me, she gets very defensive and shuts down. She admits having a hard time accepting someone being close to her. It frightens her, and she tends to pull away physically and emotionally. 90 percent of

the time we get along famously. We share a lot of the same interests and make each other laugh. But she won’t talk about anything regarding us or our future together. Will she eventually open up to me and become closer, or will she always be emotionally detached and unavailable? Don’t Know Where I Stand Dear Rejected and Don’t Know: There is a name for what both of you are describing: it is called “unrequited love,” which is another way of saying that the warmth, attention and affection you are giving is not equal to what you are receiving. This feels awful, and especially if it goes on for any length of time. You are being “smothering” only if someone doesn’t want to receive closeness,

connection and affection from you. Otherwise you are doing exactly what most of us do in a relationship, which is to attempt to further the warmth and closeness between the two of you. To state the obvious, you want someone who wants you, and you don’t want someone who doesn’t want you, no matter how many things seem special about the other person. And it sure doesn’t sound like either of these people want you. For the woman who wrote the first letter, if a 41-year-old man complains a lot, has no money, is trying to hide that he’s with you, is unhappy with himself, his life and with you — and tells you he is feeling smothered by you — he is clearly saying he is isn’t interested in a closer, more affectionate or more committed relationship with you at this time. So back away. For the man who wrote the second letter, the woman you describe sure appears to have issues with allowing herself to be emotionally involved, and she is keeping you at arms length intentionally. What both of you are doing obviously isn’t working, so try doing something different. I’m going to offer you two choices: First, you could ask the question: “What

would you need in order to take down your wall, let me in and permit yourself to be closer to me?” If that question is taken to heart, it could lead to a very healthy conversation about where your relationship is and where it’s going. But if that question goes nowhere, you could try saying something more radical: “You are not offering me what I need from this relationship. I need affection, connection, someone who will communicate with me, not be a grouch, not blow me off and who will offer romantic effort, initiative and hope. Would you prefer to end our relationship, because I’m not happy this way?” If you are bold enough to do this, you’ll know very quickly where you stand — and what the other person’s feelings and intentions are toward you. 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.


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Papermaker’s new works exhibited Tomasso has studio in Englewood By Sonya Ellingboe “‘Forgotten Latitudes’ is a new series of work in paper, exploring the textures of the blank spaces on maps. It is a search for the isolation, the wind and passage of time that takes place here unnoticed by anyone. The work evokes the names of places that have been changed or have never existed,” said Ray Tomasso’s artist’s statement about his new exhibit at Ice Cube Gallery in Denver, where he has exhibited previously. “Forgotten Latitudes” runs through Sept. 14. Tomasso has lived and worked in Englewood since 1980, with his Inter-Ocean Curiosity Studio, where he pulverizes rags and makes handmade papers, in addition to housing a collection of antique letterpresses. He was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1949, studied art and printmaking and created

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his first work of art in paper in 1974. He received an MFA in printmaking from CUBoulder in 1979, where he studied with Clinton Cline and Robert B. Ecker. After locating his studio in Englewood, he traveled internationally studying papers, history and techniques in this ancient craft. He was involved in founding the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, headquartered in Switzerland. He has exhibited his art locally and internationally and continued to operate his studio. His website has photographs of the complicated and lengthy process involved in creating each work. He offers a condensed

Crossing the Bosporus” by Ray Tomasso of Englewood is included in “Forgotten Latitudes” Works in Paper, which opened Aug. 22 at Ice Cube Gallery. Courtesy photo description: “A composition is set up using string, tape, found objects and textures, both

found and made. The work to be cast represents a mirror image with the negative space above the composition. “The work is made up of three layers of new, wet handmade paper, dropped from the paper mould. The first two layers are of recycled archival rag paper to capture the texture of the composition, the third layer is blue jean for strength and shrinkage. The result is a sheet of paper 8’x 8’ or 8’x 12’. “This is glued to a wooden frame, sanded, and paint and pure pigment are applied. The surface is finished with layer after layer of paint and pigment with an eye to enhancing the textural qualities of the surface.” His works are abstract and powerful, with varied linear and textural effects, different from most work an art lover sees in this area. When RTD was building the Southwest Light Rail line, Tomasso was commissioned to create art for the Englewood station. It is made of cast glass, with found objects embedded in it, which show when light flows through.

Roath gift enhances Western collection Collector donates works to Denver Art Museum By Sonya Ellingboe Early in its development, the Denver Art Museum made a commitment to building a strong collection of Western American art, and on Aug. 13, it announced a major gift to that collection, now known as the Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Denver collector Henry Roath, a director of Lincoln Land Company, has pledged to give his fine collection of approximately 50 works of Western, especially Southwestern, art to the Denver Art Museum. Covering the years 1877 to 1972, the collection

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of oils, watercolors and bronzes, started in 2001, includes a strong representation from the Taos Society of Artists, including Ernest Blumenschein’s “Landscape With Indian Camp” (1920). Thomas Moran’s “Snowy Range” (1896) is also included, as are two editions of Frederic Remington’s bronze

“Bronco Buster,” “The Rendezvous” by Martin Hennings and “Aspen Trees at Twining” by Victor Higgins. The collection has been on loan to the museum, and most of the works are on display presently on the second floor of the Hamilton Building and the seventh floor of the North Building. In addition to the large collection, Roath donated $500,000 to establish a fund for future acquisitions, an amount that was matched by other donors. DAM director Christoph Heinrich called the gift “transformational,” establishing the museum’s Western art collection as one of the best in the U.S. In December, the DAM will host its annual black-tie Collectors Choice fundraising event, which will honor Roath as well as supporters Tom Petrie and Jim Wallace. Proceeds from the event will go to the acquisition fund.

“Aspen Trees at Twining” by Taos artist Victor Henning is included in the Roath gift of 50 artworks to the Denver Art Museum. Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

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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.

Cooks, Cashiers, Catering Staff, Dishwasher, Food Service Workers – Competitive Wages VARIOUS LOCATIONS: Colorado School Of Mines 1600 Maple Street, 252 Student Center Golden CO 80401

We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, 401k, and other great benefits to our employees. Qualified candidates should send resumes to:

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cluding Saturday. Donations/Intake, Douglas/Elbert Task Force Thrift Store. Apply 1638 Park Street, Castle Rock (303)688-6129


is looking for part-time group leaders at $11.39/hr for the after school program. Please go to to look at the job qualifications

EMERGENCY DISPATCHER Communications Officer (Emergency 911 Dispatcher), City of Black Hawk. Hiring range is $42,437 - $48,803, DOQ/E. Position is responsible for the operation of the emergency communications console including the receipt of calls and proper dispatch of appropriate equipment and personnel to provide assistance to the citizens and visitors of Black Hawk in the areas of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Requires high school diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record; ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicant must successfully complete several preemployment tests including but not limited to typing, mathematical and multi-tasking skills, psychological exam, physical exam, drug testing and background investigation as conditions of employment. If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit www.cityofblackhawk. org for application documents and more information on the Black Hawk Police Department. To be considered for this opportunity, please forward a completed City application, Police Background Questionnaire, and copies of certifications and driver’s license to 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 not accepting e-mailed application documents at this time. We will begin processing your application upon receipt of all application documents. EOE.

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The Academy School

Sodexo is the community of its clients, consumers, employees and shareholders. We recognize that the best way to respond to the expectations of all of our stakeholders is through steady growth. We also believe it is important that our work is meaningful to all who contribute to it and thus we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966.

Sous Chef Line Cook Prep Cook

Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon Mon-Thurs

Restaurant Waitstaff Dishwashers - Bartender & Cocktail - Reservationist and Janitor fill out application at 18301 W. Colfax Ave. after 9am daily.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

Part Time Snack Bar Position


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Food Server Bus Person

Please apply online at or in person at the Riviera Black Hawk Casino located at 444 Main St., Black Hawk, CO, 80422.

The Riviera Black Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.

We have over 20 available positions. Be a part of the exciting opportunities at the Riviera! Don’t miss the unveiling of the new buffet over Labor Day weekend.

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 303-278-2047

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Western Summit

Help Wanted

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority Airport is currently accepting applications for a dependable full-time general laborer to perform a variety of semi-skilled & unskilled general labor duties including grounds & building maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, sprinkler repair, preventive vehicle maintenance & radio communications. A viable candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English; able to perform strenuous activity for long periods of time in various weather conditions from extreme hot to extreme cold; have the flexibility to be on-call during inclement weather and to work alternate shifts including weekends for snow removal, mowing and other special projects that may arise. Typical work schedule: 7 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. A valid Colorado Driver’s license and HS diploma or GED required. Experience in building or construction maintenance including heavy equipment operation a plus. Starting hourly wage is $14.35 -$14.80. Excellent benefits after 60 days. Apply in person to the Airport Authority at 7800 S. Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112 or obtain an application at EOE

arc Thrift Stores is seeking a CDL dispatcher to oversee its tractor/trailer fleet. Requirements must include: -2 years minimum dispatch, -supervisory experience, -proficiency in Excel, -knowledge of the Denver metro area and surrounding cities, -knowledge of DOT regulations, -Organizational skills, and is detail oriented. Be able to adapt to changing circumstances and make good decisions. Must have no criminal record, DUI, and must pass a drug test. Full time, competitive wages and benefits offered. Please apply at 5943 N Broadway, Denver 80216.

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

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.

Drivers: 6K Sign-on bonus. CDL-A-Route Delivery. MBM Foodservice in Aurora. Regional. 70K Avg.annual salary+Ben. Apply: 909-912-3725


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

Highlands Ranch Golf Club

now hiring part time Maintenance Crew and Server/Bartender positions. All applicants must be able to pass background check. DU is an EO/ADA employer. To apply online and search by position Server/Bartender or Maintenance.


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

Nail Tech- Highlands Ranch. Built in clientele at Wind Crest Retirement Community. Must be licensed, mature and experienced. Wed.-Fri. 9-4 50% commission. Linda 303-522-3612

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Equipment

Garage Sales

2004 New Holland TC21D Tractor and rear blade $7500 303-880-3841

100+ SALES!

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

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales Arvada

Moving Sale 10283 West 68th Way off of Miller at 68th Way Friday & Saturday August 30th & 31st 8am-5pm Household Items, Tools, Craft Supplies, Christmas Decorations, Appliances & Misc.

Arvada WE-MOVED-IN-TOGETHER-ANDHAVE-TWO-OF-EVERYTHINGAND-NEED-TO-PURGE YARD SALE!! This Saturday only 8/30 8AM-2PM at 7187 w 79th Drive, Arvada. Please don't come before 8AM... we don't want to get up that early on a Saturday. Golden August 30-31 9am-4pm 16449 W. 55th Dr., Golden, CO 80403 (55th and EasleyRd.) A huge multifamily garage sale with a variety of items including kitchen equipment, tools, decorative items, holiday items and much much more. There will also be a lot of free items to choose from. Parker Hidden Village Estate Sale 8/309/1 at 6621 N Village Rd, Parker All Furniture and household items are being sold. Several nice antique pieces, TV's , electronics, Tools, Pool Table, Snow Blower, Exercise Equip., clothing and more.Follow E Hilltop to Alpine Dr to N Village Rd, East to Sale.

Parker Hidden River Multi-Family Cul-De-Sac Sale Willowbend Lane Friday & Saturday August 30th & 31st 8am

Estate Sales Arvada

Huge moving sale Sept 12th, 13th,14th,15th 8am-5pm 12554 W 61st Ave All oak furniture, tile inlaid 6 person table and chair, curio cab., book cases, oak entertainment center w/tv, roll top desk/ chair, file cab. Barn Wood furniture Call 303-550-9143 to see


Arts & Crafts Sons of Italy annual Craft and Gift Fair

Holiday Crafters Wanted November 8th & 9th Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-4 5925 West 32nd Ave Wheat Ridge 80033 Applications now available or call 303-462-0985

Furniture Couch - Green Leather $100 720-962-9202 Made in USA - Traditional Sofa & Loveseat, perfect condition $175 1 coffee table, 2 end tables, solid oak $90 (303)422-7839

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4 Filters for Coleman spas/hot tubs, Model C-8475. $30 each. (Retail is $48-56 + shipping). Good beginner's guitar, $50. Framus (German, fiddle back.) Scott's drop fertilizer spreader, ex cond., $19. 303 688-9171

Moving - Rubbermaid Water Tank 70 gal. $40, gates 4'-10' $35-$65, chain link panels 6' $45 ea., Poly Well Feeder $60, Sinking Tank Heaters 1500 watts $15 ea., 5' bunk feed w/rack (mini) $125 ea., T posts $3 ea. (303)232-7128

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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE Investor Relations $25k - $5mil / Direct: 719.252.0909 Upright Baldwin Piano $195 obo TV Sony Trinitron 30" screen $125 Fiesta Bar-B-Q Grill Gas $45 303-660-8730

Musical SINGERS WANTED! The Arvada Chorale gives voice

to classical and popular music! For more than 35 years, the Chorale has presented performances of Holiday, Jazz, Broadway, Latin and Celtic music! The Arvada Chorale is expanding its membership for the 2013/14 concert season. All vocal parts needed. The process is easy! Just email or call 303-368-4003 to set up an audition time. For more information regarding the August 26th auditions, please see our website. Thank you!


Lost Sheltie / Shetland Sheepdog / Miniature Collie. Looks like mini Lassie. Brown and white. Very timid, do not approach, he will run. Please call immediately and try to get a picture of him for identification purposes, if possible. 303-8098222 or 720-212-8269 anytime 24/7.

Autos for Sale

1983 GMC Vandera sleeper van 120,000 miles, $1400 (303)688-6737 cell 303-668-3644

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2000 Chev Trailblazer, 116,000 miles, very good condition. Priced to sell at $3945. Call 719-689-5959 / 303-941-0446 to view

2001 Chevy Duramax diesel LS 3500 4WD extended cab$15,000 119,537 miles. Duramax 6600 V8 engine, Alison 5 speed automatic trans. 4 wheel drive locking differential rear axle, custom utility bed w/tool boxes. AC, AM/FM stereo, off road skid plate package. 303548-2033

RV’s and Campers

Dont miss this! Just reduced $17,900, like new, barely used 2010 Keystone Hideout 27' w/slide out Trvl trailer, over 1k extra acces. incl. 303-771-1688

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition

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








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Class A motorhome- Like new condition, less than 10k miles. 2005 Cowb Georgetown forest river XL, 2 slide & ga outs, color back up camera w/mic, V10 motor, full tub w/shower, 2 roof Reside a/c, sleeps 5, gas stove/oven + microwave, corian counter $44k Lo Call Barb 303-988-6265 or Tom Sco 720-940-7754 PRICED REDUCED

(303)741-0762 2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 23,300 miles, always garaged, comes w/hard top. Very clean interior, LoJack, Exc. Cond., 1 owner $20,000 303-5482033


Elec 2007 Suzuki BR650 a Less than 5k miles, Many new parts, runs good, extras, free trailer w/no title $3600 (720)347-9686

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Autos for Sale

1991 Hallmark truck camper Clean, Good condition, everything works. Includes camper stand and jacks $2800 Call 303-828-6122 or 303-667-9114 04 Nissan 350Z silver convertible. Unique gold tan interior, cover & snow tires! One owner. $12,500 Call 970-215-1471

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August 29, 2013 Drywall 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

Darrell 303-915-0739

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


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

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services

Fence Services D & D FENCING

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Garage Doors

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Hudson glad he gave up his day job

The fog of war

American soldiers face danger and metaphysical questions in The Edge Theatre’s production of “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo.” Courtesy photo

The Edge’s latest looks at effects of war, mortality

Beerathon hops into Denver

From the City That Never Sleeps to the Mile High City comes the first Denver Beerathon, a sudsy festival that originated in the Big Apple for people who love beer. This is the premiere event for those whose enthusiasm for marathons extends to beer runs. The Denver Beerathon will be Sept. 14 and takes participants on an allday tasting journey through 26 bars (yikes!) located throughout Denver’s downtown and Highland neighborhood. And the Beerathon is quaffing for a cause. A portion of proceeds will go to Excelsior Youth Center. Drinking craft beer has never felt this good. Tickets are $55 per person or $70 for VIP, which includes early check-in and a VIPonly party at Fado Irish Pub with prizes and giveaways. For tickets, go to www.

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ar is hell. This simple adage has been used time and time again to try and convey the horror and loss that comes along with war. The Edge Theatre’s latest production, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” takes audiences into the aftermath of battle, to see how those affected by war dealt with life after all the deaths, and life after death. “Bengal Tiger” — a Colorado premiere — will run at the theater, 1560 Teller St., Aug. 30 through Sept. 29. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. “Every now and then people get a chance to go to a play that is really transformative, and can change your experience of what a theater can do,” said director Richard Cowden. “From the moment we got this script, we wanted it to be a landmark show for The Edge, and really raise the bar for what you can see here.” The story of “Bengal Tiger” takes place in Baghdad in 2003, shortly after the American invasion. Two soldiers are guarding a tiger (Paul Page), who speaks to the audience about what it’s been like living in the Baghdad zoo for 12 years, and how things have changed since the invasion. “The tiger is the only one who is really aware of the audience and speaks to them,” Page said. “The audience sees the tiger as a scrappy, older IF YOU GO guy, who is really questioning the existence WHAT: “Bengal of God.” Tiger at the Life and death intermingle in the play, Baghdad Zoo” as the tiger is dispatched fairly quickly, but instead of being freed, he ends up wanderWHERE: The ing Baghdad as a ghost. Other characters Edge Theatre join him in a metaphysical quest to find out 1560 Teller St., what, if anything, is out there for them. Lakewood “I think the play poses more questions than it answers, but it’s really interesting to WHEN: Aug. 30 play the intensity of these moments,” Page through Sept. 29 said. “The show is supposed to generate Fridays and Saturthese questions about the audience’s belief days - 8 p.m. systems.” Sundays - 6 p.m. Cowden said the play doesn’t have a typical narrative, or really any good guys or bad COST: $20-$22 guys, and that has made it both an extremely INFORMATION: challenging and rewarding project. 303-232-0363 or “The set design work is really incredwww.theedgethible. We wanted it to look like the inside of a bombed out building, and the furniture

And to think I remember Andrew Hudson when he was a mere press secretary for Mayor Wellington Webb. Now the oncefledgling spokesmodel is all grown up and recently celebrated his rise to major mogul-dom with what started as a hobby. Last week, Hudson marked the fifth anniversary of AH Jobs List, the go-to online source for job seekers and job givers. Little did he know that, in 2008, the country’s economy was on the precipice of collapse and his business model would be invaluable to displaced workers struggling to recover from lost jobs. So five years ago, Hudson took what began as a hobby producing a single-page Xeroxed list and elevated it to the go-to jobs site with more than 25 million page views ( “I had planned on giving the new site three months before making decisions about my future, but the response to the new site was so immediate and overwhelming, I quit my job in less than a week and haven’t looked back since,” Hudson said. “It is truly a joy and a privilege to connect job seekers with this list of positions each week. Daily, I am humbled to hear from job seekers and employers who share stories about job seeking success.”

More than one kind of draft

Paul Page plays a tiger lost in the streets of Baghdad in The Edge Theatre’s production of “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo.” Courtesy photo would be all there for the actors in the form of crates and things like that,” he said. “We also spend a lot of time on the costumes and props to make sure there were as accurate as possible.” Another thing that Cowden said is unique about the show is how much of it is in Arabic, and how hard the actors worked to get the language right. “The Arabic in the show goes untranslated, so the actors had to find a way to get across the meaning of the words without that,” he said. Cowden said people who love the theater will find the ambition of “Bengal Tiger” amazing, and people who don’t much enjoy the theater will see a lot of interesting, contemporary stuff that will engage them. “It’s really hard-hitting, and really interesting,” Page said.

The Tavern group of neighborhood restaurants is running a fantasy football draft party through Sept. 5. For $100 per party, draft parties at each neighborhood Tavern will receive unlimited draft beer for a two-hour period for up to 12 people. The promotion is not valid after 4 p.m. Fridays and reservations must be made in advance. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available at all locations, including Littleton, the Denver Tech Center, Lowry and, for Denver Broncos fans, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “We always love it when people choose one of our neighborhood locations as their football headquarters,” said Tavern owner Frank Schultz. For Fantasy Football Draft Party reservations, call 303-226-1555. For location and other information, go to www.tavernhg. com.

State lands two on top towns list

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Outside magazine’s 18 best towns to live in. Carbondale, 30 miles north of ski mecca Aspen, was named to list because of its “killer farmers markets on Wednesdays, its quick access to adventure” and plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Outside, an active-lifestyle and adventuretravel magazine, touted the 44-mile paved Rio Grande Trail that runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, with a spur up the Crystal River, and also noted the easy access to world-class biking, fly-fishing, rock-climbing, kayaking and running at Carbondale’s doorstep. Read more about Carbondale at adventure-travel/north-america/unitedstates/Best-Towns-2013-CarbondaleColorado.html As for Fort Collins, the magazine wrote how the beer culture helped support the biking community, particularly mentioning New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins earned its spot on the list also because of closeness to backcountry terrain (like 10,276-foot Cameron Pass) and prime location on the brown-trout-filled Cache La Poudre River. Read more about Fort Collins at Editors-Choice-Fort-Collins-Colorado. html.

Mid-century modern celebration

As a “mid-century modern” woman, I love the idea of celebrating this Wheat Ridge event — Mid Century and Modern

Home Tour on Sept. 7. The tour, which will start at the furniture and design store modmood/RETRO Consignment at 7700 W. 44th Ave, will visit six Wheat Ridge homes all in the same vicinity 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 7. The tour, which benefits Wheat Ridge 2020, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is designed to raise awareness about the city’s architectural heritage and roots. Tickets are available for $15 at www. or at modmood/ RETRO Consignment and include admission to an after-party. A tour map will be included on each ticket. Transportation is not provided, so attendees should plan accordingly. Tickets, if available, will be $20 the day of the event. The first tour in 2011 attracted more than 300 people. Event organizers are capping ticket sales at 400 and expecting a sellout. For more information about the Mid Century and Modern Home Tour in Wheat Ridge, contact Mara Owen at 720259-1030 or


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PUBLIC MEETINGS Jefferson County Open Space is asking residents to attend 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 The final meeting is Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

BOOSTERS EVENT Jog in the Bog, a 5K run and 1K walk presented by the Standley Lake Athletic Boosters, is Monday, 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.

THURSDAY/AUG. 29 OPEN HOUSE Western States Clinical Research is having its

annual open house 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, with refreshments, a prize giveaway, free pulmonary function testing, blood pressure checks and information about clinical research. The open house is at 9201 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. RSVP to 303-940-9773 or Visit www.wscrinc. com.

THURSDAY/AUG. 29, SEPT. 26 DISCOVER CLAY Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild presents Discover Clay workshops 7-9 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The Aug. 29 project is a leaf platter. The Sept. 26 project is a jack-o-lantern. You create the piece, and the art guild will glaze and fire it. It will be finished in three weeks. Email or call 303-423-0448. FRIDAY/AUG. 30 TO SEPT. 29 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents the regional

premier of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” from Aug. 30 to Sept. 29. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call 303-232-0363 or visit www. The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Parking is free.


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HIGH HOLIDAYS B’nai Chaim, a Reform Jewish congregation serving southwest metro Denver, will celebrate the High Holidays at the temple, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison, according to the following schedule: Saturday, Aug. 31, S’lichot; Wednesday, Sept. 4, Erev Rosh HaShanah; Thursday, Sept. 5, Rosh HaShanah; Friday, Sept. 13, Erev Yom Kippur; and Saturday, Sept. 14, Yom Kippur. Visit for details and times of each service. Non-members are welcome. RSVP at 303-697-2668.

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TUESDAY/SEPT. 3 LIFETREE CAFÉ The impact of homelessness on children will be explored at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Children With No Place to Call Home: Helping Kids in Crisis,” features a filmed visit with homeless children and their parents, as well as with agency workers who assist homeless children. An estimated one in 50 children is homeless. Approximately 40 percent of those children are 5 years old or younger. 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 TUESDAY/SEPT. 3, 10, 17, 24 CARE TRAINING Home Instead Training Center offers free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 at 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Home Instead serves the south Denver area, including Centennial, Littleton, Englewood and Lakewood. The CARE program incorporates a hands-on approach to help families deal with difficult behavioral changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call 303-389-5700. WEDNESDAY/SEPT. 4 HOLY DAYS Congregation Beth Evergreen will begin the celebration of its 40th anniversary as a Jewish cultural and Your Week continues on Page 20

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to pastor before moving back to Colorado around 13 years ago. What really gets Dan talking though are community service efforts and what inspired him to occasionally pastor and focus more as a collaborator for the Together Church of Golden through Community Faith In Action. “Ever since I began my faith journey I always saw and read in the scriptures what Jesus did and he was really into helping the poor, and just caring for people,” said Thoemke. “He spent very little time in the religious community.” Thoemke went on to add that most of the struggles Jesus had with the religious community was challenging them to live up to what they preach. Thoemke wanted to be the example of living what you preach, and as a pastor wanting to transition into the cities, trying to be that example was tough. “At that point I wrestled wearing both hats for years, and finally gave up the hat of being in the church all the time and just moved into the city,” said Thoemke. “That’s when I started this organization and began to really connect and build relationships,” he said. Thoemke’s close friend and colleague, Kevin Shive, associate pastor and lead chaplain of Golden Police Department, remembers Thoemke as the new guy at Hillside Community Church who walked down to the river and pulled people out from under the bridges and brought them to the church. “I still remember,” said Shive while smiling. “He always was able to attract people that, sometimes, a lot of folks are afraid of,” he said. Shive agrees Thoemke isn’t the sole person who has orchestrated and accom-

plished community service events entirely on his own, but he is a force that brings churches together and its through him that weekly prayer is being organized, and quarterly meetings are promoted for Golden’s churches to come together and discuss how they can be more effective in the community “I don’t think any one thing that’s been done has been because of him,” said Shive. “But he is a main source of energy,” he said. “He deserves a lot of credit, he works hard.” Bethany Thomas at Calvary Episcopal Church has been a pastor for outreach and care for 25 years. Before Thoemke, she too was working in the community, and striving to find better methods for community outreach and development. Since Thoemke’s return to Golden, they have worked closely to fulfill their shared vision. “We just have a heart for community transformation and bringing about change that contributes to the well-being of the community in a variety of ways,” said Thomas. “It’s just wonderful to work with Dan because he has such a heart for that,” she said. “Dan has done so much with helping to make sure a lot of the hands-on details are addressed.” Her first impression of Thoemke is best described in Thomas’s own words, “A Godly man with a heart for the community.” As Thoemke was quoted earlier, anyone interested in volunteering for NRP Day of Service, or for anyone in need of assistance with home repair, information can be found at There are 40 to 60 projects anticipated this year, and participants who register on or before Aug. 31 will receive a free “Be A Tool” T-shirt. Sack lunches will be provided at work sites on the day of service. For more information on Community Faith In Action, its collaboration with churches, businesses, and government entities, or to get involved call 303 523-0378, or visit

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‘Critical’ need or ‘too few safeguards?’

Panelists that included David Millard, a fifth-grade teacher at Jeffco’s Webber Elementary School, touted the dashboard’s capability of allowing teachers to better personalize instruction through a more efficient data storage program. “Quality instruction is driven by data,” Millard said. “Data is critical. The formative data that I collect on a daily basis, that’s my bread and butter.” Millard said that teachers often spend much of their time logging in and out of databases that aren’t connected to one another, which he said takes away time for classroom instruction. “There is a critical need for a system to tie together the data that we have,” Millard said. Supporters tried to alleviate security and privacy concerns that dominated the discussion. Matt Cormier, Jeffco’s Education Research and Design executive director, said that even though inBloom is capable of maintaining 400 data fields on students, the district will decide which data fields it will use. Cormier also said that inBloom “meets the most stringent federal guidelines for security,” something that was echoed by inBloom representatives, who also attended the meeting. Sharren Bates, the company’s chief product officer, told audience members that whatever data Jeffco decides to use, the information will never be sold or shared with other entities. “What keeps that from happening? It’s federal law,” Bates said. “It’s not because I’m a nice person and would never do that. We do not, will not, cannot … we won’t

ever do it.” But those assurances did little to quell the concerns of others. Rachael Stickland, a Jeffco parent, told board members that children are not “widgets” to be experimented with. “I believe it is the collective will that you proceed with great caution,” Stickland said. Kaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington, D.C.based organization that researches civil liberty issues, said that inBloom’ system offers “too few safeguards for data sent to private companies.” Barnes recommended that if the district ends up piloting an inBloom-backed data system, that it enter into “comprehensive agreements that specifically address confidentiality.” The majority of the audience clearly came into the meeting with concerns about inBloom. Often, panelists who spoke out against inBloom were applauded, while others were met with snickers or even boos. The meeting peaked when Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson tried to quell concerns about the sharing or selling of student data to outside groups. Her comments were met with a spattering of laughter, with one audience member overheard saying, “Gimme a break!” “We have never sold data and we never will,” Stevenson responded, tersely. “I would never, ever sell data on children.” The board did not take action on inBloom. The next step in the process could be for the board to hear a report of findings that will be presented by a Data Management Advisory Council. The council, which is made up of parents, educators and technology experts, will make a “stop” or “go” recommendation regarding inBloom by January 2014.

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SPIRITUAL CENTER with the High Holy Days, which start at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 4, and continue Sept. 5-6 and Sept. 13-14. While High Holy Day services are open to the community, tickets and reservations are required and can be made at THURSDAY/SEPT. 5 LAKEWOOD AAUW Congresswoman Diana DeGette will speak about women’s health issues she has worked on in Congress that have passed and others she hopes to get passed in the future at a Lakewood AAUW program at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Holy Sheppard Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. There will be time for questions. Drinks will be available at 11:30 a.m., for those who wish to bring a sack lunch. Call Margaret Greivel at 303-980-0566 or Barb O’Neil at 303-237-7982. This presentation is open to the public.


COMING SOON/SEPT. 6-30 BASKET DISPLAY Spirits in the Wind Gallery features the baskets of the Wounaan and Embera Indians from the Darien Rainforest of Panama. The gallery is at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Visit or call 303279-1192. COMING SOON/SEPT. 6, OCT. 4, NOV. 1, DEC. 6, JAN. 3, FEB. 7, MARCH 7 ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST American Legion Post 161 hosts

the Arvada Roundtable Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The meeting is open to the public and allows attendees to hear what issues are being addressed by city, county, state and federal levels of government from the government representatives.

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 and exhibited. 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 COMING SOON/SEPT. 7

artists to work with it like clay. When it is fired, it is 99.9 percent silver. The workshop is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, 5870 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. At this workshop, you will get help with the design of your jewelry and have access to all the tools and materials needed to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Call 303-423-0448 or email to find out about costs and for further information.

COMING SOON/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:

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your week: gardening, talks Your Week from Page 20

“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 beautiful, 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.

“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.

cominG soon/sePt. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 lecture series Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s fall Sunday at the Museum lecture series resumes Sunday, Sept. 8, with a presentation about the creation of batik fabric by Megan Woodard. Megan is co-owner of Batik Butik, a company which

imports hand-made batik fabric from Bali. Learn how batiks, a longtime favorite of quilters, are made in small batches using centuries-old wax resist techniques. On Oct. 13, historian Jan Thomas will reveal the results of her extensive research on the museum’s Zimmerman Quilt, made in 1842. The quilt tells a sad but hopeful story about a family’s love, the tragedy of sweeping epidemics, and the reasons many immigrants came to our shores. Join doll collector and quilt enthusiast Phyllis Stewart on Nov. 10 for Doll, Quilts, Small Quilts: I love ALL little Quilts. Hear about the precious textiles we call doll quilts. The trunk show will include over 100 little quilts and their accompanying quilt racks, doll beds, trunks, miniature sewing machines and other items. This collection includes quilts from most every decade since the mid-1800s. All lectures begin at 2 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the cost includes museum admission and refreshments. Museum members admitted free. The museum is at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-277-0377.

cominG soon/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. The Sept. 9 class will last an hour, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., while the rest are half an hour. Focusing on the shoulders, hips, and spine, this class features exercises that balances the body, reduces tight muscles, and releases pain in only six minutes. To register, call 303-231-1300 or visit registration.

Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458 for reservations.

cominG soon/sePt. 10 Great dePression Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a look at the Great Depression. We will examine the origins of the depression and its legacy, as well as take a look at it through the lens of our current economic environment. Program is free and takes place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave. No RSVP required.

cominG soon/sePt. 10 columbia the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is in the midst of a number of delicate and dangerous situations, most prominently the peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Colombia continues to experience high levels of violence between leftist rebels, right-wing paramilitary groups, as well as between drug cartels and the government forces trying to quell their activity. Extreme economic disparities and a Free Trade Agreement with the United States whose long-term costs and benefits for Colombians are as of yet unknown add to the already great uncertainty of Colombia’s path forward. Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, as we examine these tensions and what they portend for Colombia’s future. Program is free and takes place at the Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St. RSVP at 303-742-4800. cominG soon/sePt. 10 to oct. 17

offers free talks from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood. As the Trainer is the topic for Monday, Sept. 9. Send questions in advance for this Q&A talk. Email ashley@

n’balance class Do you lack balance or fear falling? This 6-week class gives tips and exercises to develop strength and balance, and provides tips to help if you fall. Classes meet from 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 17 at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Register in advance with payment. Call 303-425-9583.

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aPPlication deadline The second annual Stober Elementary School arts and crafts fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the school, about five minutes away from Colorado Mills Mall. The deadline to apply to be part of the fair is Monday, Sept. 9, and applicants will be notified of acceptance on Sept. 16. The fair will feature more than 35 booths of handmade crafts, food and seasonal items. Contact to apply for a 64-square-foot booth space.

GenealoGical ProGram Foothills Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. Program is “What John’s DNA Reveals,” presented by John Simmons. Email or call 303-935-9192.

cominG soon/sePt. 9 traininG talk Training With Grace dog training center

cominG soon/sePt. 10 women’s luncheon Denver West Women’s Connection Changing Seasons luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda

cominG soon/sePt. 12, oct. 10, nov. 14, dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, march 13 membershiP meetinG American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

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 (48). 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 of Theater Class (10-20). 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:// For information, or to register, Linda Boettcher, 303-984-2225 or doG trainer Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information. arvada runninG Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or women’s networkinG group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303-438-6783. 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, Your Week continues on Page 23


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GOLDEN CRUISE (BICYCLE) GOLDEN CRUISE (BICYCLE) at a new location this year and NOT at Woody’s is on Tuesday, September 24. The new location is in the Golden Farmers Market parking lot, 10th and Illinois Street by the Golden Library. Gathering will begin at 5:30pm with the cruise to start at 7:00pm. Stop by and enjoy $3.00 pints of New Belgium beer, local music and the chance to win prizes, including A CRUISER BIKE. Come join this Family Friendly Ride through the beautiful town of Golden the last Tuesday of the month through October.

GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET 8:00am to 1:00pm is on Saturdays in Historic Golden at Illinois Street on 10th Street next to the Golden Library. You will find fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh jams, sweets & snacks, potted plants, beef, pork, salmon, buffalo, and the list goes on. This years market again has more vendors and has proven to be the best yet, so you must come to it. The Golden Farmers Market is approved to participate in the Food Stamp program (SNAP) and accepts debit and credit cards through the EBT program. There is Cultural Alliance (Golden Museums) representation, Golden businesses showcased, free horse drawn carriage rides, Puppet Show, Rosie the Clown, etc. It’s not only a place to shop for your needs but also a place to get to know your Golden neighbors. A good place to park is on 11th Street at Illinois Street and take the Clear Creek walk over bridge to the market. The Golden Farmers Market will be Saturdays thru Oct. 5.

GOLDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY “STREET FAIR” GOLDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY “STREET FAIR” on Friday, September 6 is from 5:00 to 9:00pm in Historic Downtown Golden on Washington Ave. between 12th and 13th Street. Golden First Friday has been expanded to a STREET FAIR atmosphere and has added much, much more activity and entertainment for your enjoyment. The Street Fair in August will feature great food from the Buffalo Rose, Tin Star Smokehouse-BBQ, TonedBones Active Eatery, Dagotto’s Panini Bistro for only $4.00. Coors Beer will be available on the street along with great upbeat entertainment by PJ ZAHN returning by popular demand. Family friendly entertainment will include Rosie the Clown from Jester’s Entertainment with painting kids faces, magician/character balloon making by nationally known Edward Aragoni, Ariel Animals from Guest Snowflake Circus, free horse drawn carriage rides by Denver Carriage and a great amount of Golden Hospitality at the stores, businesses and restaurants. Now, how can you miss not coming to Historic Downtown Golden the first Friday of the month? SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!

GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE in South Golden will be Saturday, September 7 with the South Golden Road businesses. Classic cars gather in business parking lots of South Golden beginning late in the afternoon. They are parked in a way the public can gather and admire these classic cars and network with their owners. At about 6:30pm or so, some of the cars cruise through Historic Downtown Golden on Washington Avenue. The Golden Super Cruise in the first Saturday of the month May thru October.

LUNCH & LEARN “UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY” Wednesday, September 11 will be at the GOLDEN CHAMBER/VISITORS CENTER BOARD ROOM, 1010 Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Golden. Scott Wallace, Regional VP of Prudential Insurance will be the presenter at this most requested L&L. Lunch will be provided, order form will be provided upon RSVP to This L&L is hosted by Nancy L. Buck of Edward Jones Investments 710 Golden Ridge Road, Golden. At Edward Jones, we believe financial education is an important part of achieving our goals. That’s why we’re exited to invite you to our upcoming workshop, where you’ll learn about important investment strategies. Space is limited, reserve you spot now.

JEFFCO REGIONAL FALL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS JEFFCO REGIONAL FALL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 from 5:00 to 7:30pm at the Ron Lewis Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road. “Mix it up at the Barn” event with all the Chambers (Arvada, West, Conifer, Evergreen, Golden) of Jefferson County. This was a great success the last few years, the Chambers decided it must be done again this year for great drinks, great food and great networking. Cost is $15.00 for Chambers members and $20.00 for non members payable at the door or when you RSVP at 303-279-3113 or We encourage you to come on out, meet and network with your neighbors.

MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON/CSM HOMECOMING KICKOFF MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON/CSM HOMECOMING KICKOFF will be on Friday, September 27 from 11:15am to 1:30pm at the GREEN CENTER, 16th Street and Arapahoe on the CSM campus. Come on out, support CSM and have a great time. The guest speaker has not been announced as of this printing but always proves to be great. CSM Orediggers football game will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday at Brooks Field. Stay tuned, but mark your calendar, we are working on transportation from downtown to the Green Center for your convenience. Cost of this luncheon is $25.00 payable upon making reservations. Please RSVP to the Chamber 303-279-3113 or on line at This is the beginning of a huge weekend in Golden with all the activities scheduled on campus and off campus.



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UpcOMING cHAMBER FUNcTIONS Saturday-August 31Golden Farmers Market in Historic Golden 10th & Ill. Street Thursday-September 5Remodel Ribbon Cutting at Big O Tire Friday-September 6New Business Ribbon Cutting at Mountain Toad Brewing Co. Friday-September 6Golden’s First Friday “Street Fair” in Historic Downtown Golden Saturday-September 7, 14, 21, 28Golden Farmers Market in Historic Golden 10th & Ill. Street Saturday-September 7Golden Super Cruise at South Golden Road Businesses and Historic Downtown Golden Monday-September 9New Business Ribbon Cutting at Into the Mystic Healing & Arts Tuesday-September 10New Business Ribbon Cutting at Virtuosity Dance Centre Wednesday-September 11Lunch & Learn at Visitors Center Board Room hosted Nancy L. Buck/Edward Jones Investments

Wednesday-September 18New Business Ribbon Cutting at Runners High Thursday-September 19Jeffco Regional Fall Business After Hours at The Barn in Evergreen Tuesday-September 24New Business Ribbon Cutting at Natural Skincare Clinic Tuesday-September 24Golden Bicycle Cruise, 10th & Ill. Street Wednesday-September 25New Business Ribbon Cutting for All 1 Home Care at the Golden Visitors Center Friday-September 27Membership Luncheon at CSM Green Center for kicking off Homecoming Activities Monday-September 30New Business Ribbon Cutting at SBSA

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your week: cats, weather, show Your Week from Page 21

centers and children’s museums. The complete list of participating museums is available at

etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email

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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 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 chris.spears@ or go to and click on the “Join Us” link. RecuRRing/thROugh sept. 1 plAyhOuse shOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Won-

der 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.

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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

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.

lOOking AheAd lOOking AheAd/sept. 13-22 theAteR shOW The Players Guild at The Festival Playhouse presents “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” from Sept. 13-22 at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-422-4090 or visit Show is appropriate for all ages. lOOking AheAd/sept. 13 tO Oct. 5 chORAle pROgRAm The Evergreen Chorale presents “Jekyll

& Hyde” from Friday, Sept. 13 to Oct. 5 in the Center Stage at 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Visit or call 303-674-4002.

lOOking AheAd/sept. 14 ReAlty check Take an honest look at your life at the Reality Check workshop on Sept. 14 in Golden. Register and pay by calling transformational coach Roslyn at 303-953-2344. lOOking AheAd/sept. 14 emeRgency pRepARedness Learn how to prepare for the unknown and unthinkable from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. Call 303-233-2740. The workshop is presented by three speakers: Brian C. Nielsen, environmental manager from the City of Lakewood; Cmdr. Mike Greenwell, investigation division, Lakewood Police Department; William A. Tolbert, emergency management and emergency response expert. lOOking AheAd/sept. 14-15, sept. 21-22, sept. 28-29 thOmAs event Colorado Railroad Museum presents its annual Day Out with Thomas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29. Visitors can ride behind a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, participate in arts and crafts, listen to stories, watch videos and more. Tickets sell out quickly. Visit for information and tickets. lOOking AheAd/sept. 15 cAR shOW Mt. Vernon Country Club’s fourth annual Cruise-In

Car Show is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the

singles pARty Mount Vernon Country Club will have a singles 45-plus party from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Open to the community. Invite your friends or meet new ones. Live music and hors d’ouevres buffet included; cash bar. Featuring musician Danny Byram. Enjoy our gorgeous deck with a view. Adults ages 45 and older only please. The clubs is at I-70 and Genesse in Golden. RSVP recommended but not required. Call 303-526-0616.

club’s parking lot. If you have a ride you are proud of, we would like you to share it with us. Free admission. Music, outdoor bar and barbecue available for purchase. Call Nick at 303-5263130 if you would like to display your car. Call the clubhouse for any other information at 303-526-0616 or

lOOking AheAd/sept. 17 the kuRds The Kurds are an ethnic group of approximately 30 million with origins in a part of the Middle East that has been surrounded by the historic powers of the region. Today, the traditional lands of the Kurds are divided into parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. As a minority in each of these countries, the Kurds have long sought their own sovereign nation or at least more autonomy, with mixed results. As some of these nations have become increasingly unstable, many Kurds see an opportunity for greater control over their own destiny. Join Active Minds from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, as we explore this complicated dynamic and seek to understand the Kurdish people and their struggle. Program is free and takes place at Emeritus at Green Mountain, 12791 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP at 303-237-5700.

lOOking AheAd/sept. 28 cOnstitutiOnAl studies The National Center for Constitutional Studies presents “The Making of America” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Music Center Auditorium, at Garrison and Ellsworth in Lakewood. Rick Dalton, an instructor at the center, will be the presenter. Call Tamara at 303-910-6803 for reservations and questions. Pay by Sept. 15 for a discounted rate. Visit for information about the center. lOOking AheAd/sept. 30

Outdoor Lab School sites at an open house Sept. 21. Students and parents can take self-guided tours, meet the staff and explore the land.

gOlF tOuRnAment Mark Wiebe will again host the 8th annual Adam’s Camp charity golf tournament, presented by Retirement Plan and Investment Providers, to raise funds for the children, youth and families of Adam’s Camp. The tournament is on Sept. 30 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, and 132 golfers will have the opportunity to play the exclusive course, home to the 2013 Solheim Cup. Lunch, provided by Noodles and Company, will begin at 11 a.m. and the tournament shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. Play will be followed by cocktails, dinner, live auction and prizes. Proceeds will support the children, youth and families of Adam’s Camp, of Centennial, which provides intensive therapy camps to children with developmental disabilities and their families as well as recreational camps for youth and young adults with disabilities. To sponsor, register or to learn more, visit, call 303-5638290 or email

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biRd WAlk Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge presents a bird walk at 7 a.m. Sept. 21 at 9210 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Enjoy the autumn colors while watching for uncommon species migrating through the area on their way south to escape the cold of winter. Meet in the parking lot at 9210 W. 80th Ave. Event is free.

cOnceRt seAsOn The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra concert season kicks off Sunday, Oct. 20 with music by Beethoven, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. The orchestra’s holiday concert featuring traditional Respighi holiday music is at 3 p.m. Dec. 8. A tribute to Haydn concert is Sunday, Feb. 16. The international young artist competition winner will perform Sunday, March 23. A concert to celebrate spring is Sunday, May 4. All concerts are at 3 p.m. at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines Campus, 16th and Cheyenne streets in Golden. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 303-278-4237, visiting the Jefferson Symphony office at 1204 Washington St., Golden, or at the door before the concert.

lOOking AheAd/sept. 20-21 clAss ReuniOn Westminster High School class of 1973 plans its 40th reunion Sept. 20-21. Classes 1971-75 are invited to join the fun on Sept. 20; however, Sept. 21 is limited to alumni and guests from the class of 1973. For details and to register, visit For questions, email lOOking AheAd/sept. 21 Open hOuse Learn all about Mount Evans and Windy Peak

lOOking AheAd/sept. 25 ski ticket purchase Mount Vernon Country Club will have a ski ticket purchase event from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Purchase season passes, four packs and day tickets. You also can watch Warren Miller’s ski movie, and enter a raffle for lift tickets. Winter Park, Copper, Loveland, and all five Vail Resorts will be present. Credit cards accepted. Call 303-526-0616 or visit lOOking AheAd/sept. 26

lOOking AheAd/Feb. 21 bAnd deAdline Jam Out Hunger is seeking area high school bands for its first battle of the bands. Deadline for entries is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; judges will select six high school bands to

Government Legals Public Notice ORDINANCE NO. 1952 A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE CHANGING THE 2013 BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION REQUESTS WHEREAS, the City is committed to the sustainability goals adopted in Resolution No. 1793, including a pledge to increase to 50% the proportion of its energy use derived from renewable energy sources within ten years. and, WHEREAS, City Council has approved Resolution 2281, authorizing an Energy Performance Contract (“Contract”) with McKinstry Essention Inc. for the acquisition and installation of solar photovoltaic panels at various municipal properties (“Project”) as described therein; and WHEREAS, inter-fund loans from the General and Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds to the Sales and Use Tax Capital Improvement Fund will be utilized to

finance the Project. WHEREAS, the Contract and inter-fund loans necessitate additional appropriations to the 2013 budget. THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GOLDEN, COLORADO: Section 1. Expenditure appropriations shall change by $6,600,000 as shown below and in Attachment A: Expenditures: General Fund $1,800,000 SUT Capital Improvements Fund 3,300,000 Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund 1,500,000 Total change to Expenditure appropriations $6,600,000 Section 2. Contingency appropriations shall be reduced by $3,300,000 as shown below and in Attachment A:

Contingency: General Fund ($1,800,000) Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund (1,500,000) Total change to Contingency appropriations ($3,300,000) Section 3. If any article, section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part or parts hereof irrespective of the fact that any one part or parts be declared unconstitutional or invalid. Section 4. All other ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

was published as a proposed ordinance in the Golden Transcript, legal newspaper, as the law directs seven days or more prior to its passage. A public hearing was held on the 22nd day of August, 2013, and the said proposed ordinance was read on second reading. The ordinance was passed by the City Council and ordered published in the aforesaid newspaper, as the law directs on the 22nd day of August, 2013.

Section 5. This ordinance is deemed necessary for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the community. Introduced, read, passed and ordered published the 8th day of August, 2013. Passed and adopted upon second reading and ordered published the 22nd day of August, 2013.

Witness my hand and official seal of the City of Golden, Colorado, this 23rd day of August, 2013. ATTEST: Susan M. Brooks, MMC, City Clerk of the City of Golden, Colorado

Marjorie N. Sloan Mayor ATTEST: Susan M. Brooks, MMC City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: David S. Williamson City Attorney I, Susan M. Brooks, City Clerk of the City of Golden, Colorado, do hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on first reading and read at a regular business meeting of the City Council of said city, held on the 8th day of August, 2013, and

Legal Notice No.: 21009 First Publication: August 29, 2013 Last Publication: August 29, 2013 Publisher: The Golden Transcript

Attachment A CITY OF GOLDEN 2013 Budget Appropriation


2013 Original Budget Annual Total Expenditures Contingency Appropriation

General Community Center Splash Family Aquatic Park Cemetery Operations Fossil Trace Golf Course Rooney Road Sports Complex Museums Water Wastewater Drainage Utility Fleet Management Information Technology Insurance Medical Benefit Workers Compensation & Unemployment Insurance Cemetery Perpetual Care SUT Capital Improvements Capital Programs Open Space Conservation Trust

$22,934,175 2,054,650 399,177 481,521 3,191,730 110,660 477,776 6,976,756 2,054,336 1,152,651 1,548,146 1,598,300 306,120 2,327,000 290,000

$4,354,339 92,985 97,909 35,549 254,881 252,494 165,531 327,328 77,650 1,986 235,514 258,367 868,553 1,619,313 695,507

$27,288,514 2,147,635 497,086 517,070 3,446,611 363,154 643,307 7,304,084 2,131,986 1,154,637 1,783,660 1,856,667 1,174,673 3,946,313 985,507

50,000 9,578,246 1,500,000 1,081,030 413,245

1,554,661 260,999 0 276,189 7,302

1,604,661 9,839,245 1,500,000 1,357,219 420,547











GDGID Totals

Amendments Ord #1952 Expenditures Contingency $1,800,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,500,000 3,300,000 0 0 0 $6,600,000 0 $6,600,000

2013 Revised Budget Annual Total Expenditures Contingency Appropriation

($1,800,000) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

$24,734,175 2,054,650 399,177 481,521 3,191,730 110,660 477,776 6,976,756 2,054,336 1,152,651 1,548,146 1,598,300 306,120 2,327,000 290,000

(1,500,000) 0 0 0 0

1,550,000 12,878,246 1,500,000 1,081,030 413,245



0 ($3,300,000)

19,975 $65,145,494

$2,554,339 92,985 97,909 35,549 254,881 252,494 165,531 327,328 77,650 1,986 235,514 258,367 868,553 1,619,313 695,507 54,661 260,999 0 276,189 7,302 $8,137,057 55,394 $8,192,451

$27,288,514 2,147,635 497,086 517,070 3,446,611 363,154 643,307 7,304,084 2,131,986 1,154,637 1,783,660 1,856,667 1,174,673 3,946,313 985,507 1,604,661 13,139,245 1,500,000 1,357,219 420,547 $73,262,576 75,369 $73,337,945

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The highlands Ranch-based band Tunisia will perform on the Rock Stage at 2013 Taste of Colorado. Courtesy photo

Weekend offers Taste, football, mountains Much to do around metro area as summer ends By Sonya Ellingboe With a long weekend ahead, lucky metro area residents have multiple entertainment options (assuming weather gods cooperate) that include food, art, football, mountains and Taste of Colorado/Festival of Mountain and Plain. We’ll focus on that festival, which started

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many years ago as a way to entice folks to come to downtown Denver, and was restarted more recently for the same reason.

It’s now known as Taste of Colorado. Admission for four days of activities, food and music is free. Tickets for food and carnival rides are sold. The fest boasts five music stages, 50 restaurants and food trucks, a marketplace with about 280 vendors, a kids’ area, Culinary Showcase, a Festival of Mountain and Plain area that teaches about state history, nature and environment, and traditional arts and crafts. Included: Navajo weaving, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, quilting and blacksmithing. The Raptor Foundation will also bring live birds to the area and

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Week 3 Football It’s all a blur from Pomona junior receiver Isaac Marquez’ view. Marquez tallied 17 touchdowns and an astounding 1,745 total all-purpose yards last season. Photos by Danny Williams

Jeffco football championship worthy this season? League has chances to shine By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Jeffco football has long been a power in Colorado high school athletics. But this season could be a banner year for Jeffco football across the board. In 5A, 4A and even in 3A, Jeffco has teams that are not only capable of deep playoff runs but perhaps even multiple state champions. Jeffco 5A has two teams that believe they are among the best teams in their classification. Pomona returns nearly a roster that produced 62 total touchdowns — 43 rushing touchdowns. Senior running back Chris Marquez was responsible for 17 touchdowns and an astounding 1,745 total all-purpose yards. Marquez may just be the most dynamic offensive player in the state. But offense isn’t Pomona’s problem. The Panthers returned most of their offense and only a couple of starters from their defense. “Our offense is going to be good, and it has a chance to be special,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said. “But we don’t know exactly what we have yet in our defense. If we can put it all together we will be tough.” Pomona is not the only 5A Jeffco team expected to turn heads this season. Somehow everyone is overlooking Ralston Valley, a team that fell one game short of making it to the state championship game last season. The Mustangs lost a handful of some of their best players from last year’s team but Ralston Valley doesn’t rebuild — they just reload. “Ralston Valley will be back. You may not know some of their guys’ names yet, but they could be really good again,” Madden said. In 4A Jeffco, Wheat Ridge looks to again be the crème of the crop after being ranked the No. 3 team in the state going into 2013. The Farmers proved themselves as one of the best teams in 4A last season, and if it weren’t for injuries some think Wheat Ridge could have won a state title. They have a chance at redemption this season as they return several big-name

Wheat Ridge is hoping to catch fire early on in their schedule this season.

players including senior Tanner Weakland and junior Jordan Jones. Wheat Ridge will be one of the best rushing teams in the state, but whether the team has the goods to make a run at a state title will be determined by how it fares in big regular season match-ups, like at Monarch on Sept. 9 and Denver South on Oct. 11. “We know we could be a really good team, but it is a long road, and it takes a lot of hard work to get to that point. Will we have what it takes? We will see,” Wheat Ridge coach Reid Kahl said.

In 3A, Jeffco D’Evelyn might be a sleeping giant. The Jaguars lost several star talents due to graduation, and while some are counting on D’Evelyn to take a step backwards, the team seems to think it has a chance to be a better this season. “We certainly did lose some star power, but we aren’t a team that is just about one of two guys. This season we have a lot of weapons and a lot of different ways we can hurt teams,” D’Evelyn coach Jeremy Bennett said. D’Evelyn has several high quality receiv-

ers and a better bullpen of running backs that can all hurt you in different ways. Senior receiver Ty McGee might be the most physically dominating receiver in all of 3A football and running back Greg Pearson already has a 100-yard two touchdown game in the books in the Jaguars’ 50-0 blowout victory over Battle Mountain in Week 1. “It’s tough to say what we will be at the end of the season. We have what it takes to be a really good team but we will have to see how the rest of our league shakes out and how we will shake out,” Bennett said.

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Last season the Pirates won their first two games of the season before going winless the rest of their schedule (2-8, 0-6 in 3A Metro). This season Alameda plans on another fast start and if the Pirates can find consistency they want many more wins. Alameda will kick the season off hosting Skyview 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Keep an eye on senior lineman Juan Dominquez.


The Bulldogs are no longer going to be bullied. Last season head coach Tom Baker brought Arvada back to respectability (5-5, 2-4 in 3A Metro) and the team won more games in 2012 than they did over the four previous seasons combined. Matt Cisneros will now try to build off what Baker accomplished and try to take the Bulldogs to the next level. Arvada will kick off its season playing at Weld Central at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Versatile senior Jessy Jackson, who might turn into a star in 2013.

looked like they started to figure things out. A-West won two of its last four games after winning only one of its first six games of the season (3-7, 1-4 5A North Metro). Moreover, it wasn’t necessarily that the Wildcats weren’t a good team but maybe more the fact that A-West is one of the toughest football leagues in the entire state. A-West starts the 2013 schedule hosting Overland at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Players to Watch: Senior Allen Martin and his nine touchdowns from last season return, as well as leading receiver senior Marcus Culhane.

Bear Creek

The Bears weren’t as bad as their record indicated last season (2-8, 0-5 in 5A Super 6). Despite only two wins, Bear Creek continued to fight all season and the second win was a 35-20 victory over Poudre in their last game. Head coach Zach Morris thinks his team learned a lot of last season’s struggles, and this team is ready to get back to the top of their league’s standings this season. The Bears will start their season on the road traveling to Florida to play Okeechobee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Sophomore quarterback Nate Madrid might be the breakout player in 5A Super 6 league play this season

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Offensively the Jaguars will be a juggernaut. Defensively they will be a work in progress. But D’Evelyn still could be a very good team this season, and the team thinks it can overcome Conifer for a league championship this season. The Jaguars lost a couple star players to graduation but depthwise they have a chance to be a more complete team this season. D’Evelyn will play at Battle Mountain at Trailblazer Stadium 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Senior Ty McGee looks like a tight end but the big, strong and fast receiver will be one of 3A Metro’s best all-around players.


The Demons have won only a couple games over the past couple seasons combined (1-9, 0-5 in 4A Mountain) stirring a change at the helm and the addition of new head coach Jason Neely. Already Neely has made an impact on his team, and the school and many people around Jeffco think Golden could soon return to the promise land. The Demons kick off their season playing at Thompson Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Player to Watch: Keep your eye on junior receiver Cole Greff.

Green Mountain

After back-to-back 7-4 seasons the Rams might be ready to break out. Green Mountain started off last season red hot winning seven of its first eight games, but lost their final three games of the season.

This season the Rams have a majority of the best offensive weapons back, and they have a chance to be special in 2013. Green Mountain will host Greeley Central at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Player to Watch: Senior running back Josh Einerston averaged 97.8 yards per game last season and had six touchdowns. Those numbers will increase this season.

Lakewood Last season the Tigers opened up their season winning three of their first four games. The problem is they dropped three of their final four games to close the season (5-5, 2-3 in 5A Super 6). Lakewood couldn’t keep up offensively with its competition down the stretch. This season the Tigers won’t have that same problem as they have perhaps the best offensive player in their league ready for another huge season. As a sophomore Sean Pinson-Boggs rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and recorded 10 touchdowns. As a junior, he might be one of the most dynamic players in the state in 2013. Lakewood will debut at Loveland at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Another Player to Watch: Junior Jacob Romero will be utilized by the Tigers offense.

Pomona The Panthers always have very high expectations and they usually live up to them. Pomona returns with one of the best offenses in the state (9-3, 4-1 last season), however, they only have a couple starters returning on the defensive side of the ball. If Pomona can put it all together they could be hoisting a state championship trophy come winter.

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Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, recently received two separate awards for her work on behalf of the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. Kraft-Tharp was recognized by the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Colorado Behavioral Council on Aug. 26 for her work on mental health bills that she sponsored during her freshman year at the Legislature this year. The award comes on the heels of another award that Kraft-Tharp recently received from Alliance Colorado. The organization named her the Legislator of the Year for helping to raise awareness for persons with developmental disabilities during this

Man dies in motorcycle crash

Alcohol consumption was suspected in a fatal motorcycle crash that took place in Wheat Ridge in the early morning hours of Aug. 22, according to police. A 37-year-old man was riding his motorcycle on the Highway 58 interchange, toward eastbound Interstate-70, when he crashed into a cement guard rail. The man, who police say was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place just before 1 a.m. Wheat Ridge police spokesman John Romero said that officers suspect that the rider — whose name was not be-

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Ralston Valley Last season the Mustangs fell just short of winning a state title. And while not many people are talking about Ralston Valley as a title contender again the Mustangs themselves think they can be just as good as they were last season (11-2, 5-0 in 5A North Metro). But it won’t be easy. Besides losing some of the best players to graduation the Mustangs also have to survive a league that includes Pomona, Fairview, Legacy and A-West. Ralston Valley will host Longmont at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: The Mustangs still have some firepower in junior running back Andrew Wingard who recorded 10 rushing touchdowns last season.

Wheat Ridge The Farmers proved to be one of the best teams in the state last year. This year they have a chance to prove they are the single best team in all of 4A. Armed with a rushing attack that can run over any defense in their league, the Farmers think they might be better than last season. Injuries hurt Wheat Ridge last season and perhaps cost them a state championship. This season they plan on putting a hurting on the rest of the 4A teams. Player to Watch: Keep an eye on junior Dakota Koeneke who might be the Farmers next impact player.

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August 29, 2013

Rotarians wrap up water project Somoto clubs’ and Denver rotarians joint effort puts filters in 448 homes of villagers By Tom Munds More than a year of planning, preparation and work culminated July 21 when Rotarians from Colorado and Nicaragua distributed 70 clean-water filters to residents of the small village of San Lucas. Eight Rotarians from the chapter in Somoto, Nicaragua, and Colorado Rotarians Bob Moore of the Littleton chapter and Monty Schmidt of the Westminster chapter assembled the 70 ceramic filters and gave them to the local residents selected by the local priest to receive them. Moore, who was making his third trip to Nicaragua on projects for the Casa Unida foundation and to help with the filter projects, said the Rotarian project exceeded expectations. “The original proposal was to use the Rotarian grants to buy the materials and build 261 bio-sand filter systems,” he said. “We based the project number on the material prices from local Nicaraguan vendors. When they found out what we were doing they reduced material prices so we had money left over and it was decided to use the money to buy 180 ceramic filters.” Moore and Schmidt helped Somoto Nicaraguans assemble and distribute the last 70 filters to residents of the San Lucas area. As she received her filter, San Lucas area resident Maria Cruz, 77, smiled and hugged Somoto Rotarian Claudia Quiroz. An interpreter said Cruz thanked Quiroz and asked God to bless her and everyone who made it possible for her family now to finally have clean water to drink. The Rotarians worked with the priest to select the San Lucas area families that would benefit the most from the clean-water filters. Yvonne Castillo, Somoto Rotary Club president, said most San Lucas area resi-

Maria Cruz, left, accepts a ceramic clean water filter from Somoto, Nicaragua, Rotary Club member Claudia Quiroz. Rotary clubs from Somoto, Littleton and other Colorado communities joined forces on the clean water project. dents used water from wells or streams that contained bacteria and other contamination. She said the specially-designed ceramic filter liner contains elements that will purify water and could provide about 30 liters of safe, clean drinking water a day. The San Lucas distribution wraps up a program that began more than a year ago when Somoto Rotarians because they wanted to bring clean, safe drinking water to families in the rural mountain areas of northern Nicaragua. The Nicaraguans talked about the project to Moore and other area Rotarians who brought the request back to their clubs. “We looked into the filter project and decided to try to work with the club in Somoto to make the project happen,” Moore said. “Money was needed to build the filters so

Littleton Rotarian Bob Moore, left, hands a ceramic clean water filter to a resident of the area around San Lucas, Nicaragua. Moore and members of the Somoto, Nicaragua, Rotary Club distributed 70 of the filters to residents of the area. Photos by Tom Munds our club, the Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club and the Aurora Gateway Rotary Club raised about $8,000. We then sent a successful request for additional financial support to the district and to Rotary International which increased the total project funding to about $21,000.” “Some of these people walked more than an hour to receive these filters that will make a difference in their lives,” Moore said. Now that the filter project is completed, the Somoto and Colorado Rotarians are discussing by email if they want to join forces on another project and, if so, what that project would be. The initial portion of the project involved constructing and distributing 270 bio-sand filter systems. The container was made of plastic pipe 30 inches in diameter with gravel and sand making up the filter

system. The ceramic filter systems are the same shape and size. The decision to switch to the ceramic filters was made because so many areas like that around San Lucas area doesn’t have access to the amount of water needed to wash the dirt and debris out of the gravel and sand for a bio sand filter. A large crowd gathered near the church in San Lucas on the day the filters were distributed. Again, the container was a plastic pipe 30 inches in diameter and about 4 feet high. The ceramic filter system fit into the open top of the container so the clean water could drain into the lower portion of the system. “There were big smiles when someone’s name was called to receive a filter system. Each of them thanked us, picked up the filters and started on the walk home.”



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