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Gala bash will help raise funds Foothills Art Center seeking fundraising goal By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com An anonymous man walked into the executive director’s office at the Foothills Art Center and offered the director a deal she couldn’t refuse; he would donate $36,000 to the center if they matched that amount in

three months. The amount had to be exact. If they raised $35,999, he wouldn’t match a dime. He set the deadline for Nov. 12 or 11-12-13, and when added together equals 36. Reilly Sanborn, the center’s executive director, accepted the deal and went to work. So far, the center has raised around $15,000, which leaves $21,000 left to acquire. This year marks the center’s 45th anniversary, and in honor of that anniversary the center will host a gala celebration with

a mass mailing of invites to the “Top Hats & Chapeaus Soiree” on Sept. 28 at the Foothills Art Center 6-9:30 p.m. “We really want to raise the last twothirds in this one night,” Sanborn said. “We really need the community to help us reach this goal; it’s really hard to raise funds for the electric bill, paper towels and parking spaces.” Donations are what keep the center going, and this offer proposed by the mysterious man would help pay off the center’s

renovations, Sanborn said. Tickets purchased to the gala will go toward the matching gift challenge, including any donations and the tax deductible. The celebration will be a stylish affair that focuses on old-fashioned fun with a hats contest and millinery who will be attending the soiree. For an additional ticket fee (also donated to the center’s matching Gala continues on Page 2

Construction nears end at airport Buffer zone helps for a safe landing By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Rocky Mountain Metro Airport is undergoing construction to meet safety standards required by the Federal Aviation Administration for the airport’s main runway, 11L. The project has proven to be a doozy, requiring the movement of State Highway 128. “We are in the middle of a two-phase project that is improving safety area to the west of the airport’s primary runway,” said Kenny Maenpa, Metro Airport director. “Currently the runway safety area is 600 feet in length off the end of the runway, and we require a total of 1,000 feet of safety area to meet safety standards of aircraft that are currently operating at Metro Airport,” Maenpa said. In the event a plane is not able to stop by the end of the runway, or a plane taking off does not reach high speeds in order to lift off before the runway ends, the safety area will act as a buffer to help prevent drastic consequences. The safety area will not be paved but graded flat to prevent a plane from inflicting significant damage to the property or to the plane itself. It is a two-phase project, but the good news is, phase one of the project which includes relocating State Highway 128, is 90-percent complete. The second phase, which involves removing the existing retaining wall, and building out the safety area or buffer zone will require dirt taken from several sources around the airport, with majority of the earth coming from west of the intersection of Simms Street and State Highway 128. Officials anticipate the project to be complete by December 2013 with some minor touch-ups in 2014. “We’re still going to have come back in the spring and seed the new slope,” Georgiann Dewey, airport development manager

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Theo Niedringhus Schultz, 4, sets his sights on the gummy bears to add to his frozen yogurt during an outing with his grandma to Goozell Yogurt and Coffee on Sept. 4. Photo by Amy Woodward

Goozell voted best froyo By Amy Woodward



ith an opening in June 2011, Goozell Yogurt and Coffee has already made an impression on frozen yogurt lovers. This year, Denver AList voted them 2013’s Best Froyo Shop in Denver beating out frozen yogurt chain Menchie’s. “We’re honored,” said Goozell owner Brandon Narva. What makes Goozell the best froyo shop in Denver? According to Narva, it is their kosher certified, and highest rated 100 million cultures per gram pro-biotic yogurt that stands out. “We don’t mess around,” said Narva. “We use pure yogurt, we don’t use any mixes.” Plus, Goozell offers up to 18 delicious flavors like sultan chocolate, Mediterranean mango, and the popular cake bat-

‘We don’t mess around. We use pure yogurt, we don’t use any mixes.’ Brandon Narva, owner ter, to name a few. Even the choices in toppings are diverse and unique ranging from the usual candy and sprinkles to the sought after popping boba which are small juicefilled gummy balls that add a healthy perk of flavor. Narva’s wife Nedine was his muse to start Goozell, which is a Turkish word for beautiful. Nedine just so happens to be Turkish and beautiful. Yogurt is also

a Turkish word due to yogurt’s possible genesis in Turkey. Since the shop has opened, Narva and his employees have upheld traditional Turkish values which honors guests, and holds them in high esteem. “We can’t take all the credit,” admitted Narva who added that it is really the community who helped Goozell achieve No. 1 status. “It’s not mine, it’s everyone around us that gets us going.”


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September 12, 2013

Playhouse part of a great night on the town Although we all think of summer as being over once Labor Day passes and the children go back to school, some of the nicest days and evenings of the year happen throughout the month of September. It cools off a little bit, the fall colors start to appear and our usual summer evening thunderstorms start to calm down. Overall, it’s a great month to plan a nice day or evening adventure. Lately I have been working a lot in Olde Town Arvada and during my lunch and dinner breaks started walking around and doing a little exploring. It’s one of those areas that you know exists but a lot of us just kind of drive by it, zooming up Wadsworth Boulevard or across 58th Avenue on our way to other destinations. Well, let me tell you, it’s worth planning on spending an evening there or an afternoon shopping expedition. Within a few square blocks there are loads of great restaurants and pubs, lots of them with

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outdoor or sidewalk areas to sit and people watch. If you don’t know what you want to eat, just show up there and wander around, there are loads of choices. Don’t forget the German bakery for desserts and coffee. As far as shopping goes, there are galleries, antique shops, clothing boutiques and one of the coolest army surplus stores in the area. There is even a leather shop and a custom motorcycle shop in the same block. But one of the best finds is Arvada’s Festival Playhouse. It’s actually in an old

Victorian looking house and it hosts one of the metro area’s most established and talented group of stage actors, the Players Guild. How established? They are now celebrating their 78th year! To kick off the season they are presenting a really clever comedy, “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” by John Patrick. It’s a story that will kind of hit home with anyone who has ever participated in a local theater production as it revolves around two actors, Desmond and Queenie, who are the stars of a local summer stock company. As they are out searching through “Opal’s Antique Junque Shop” for costumes they encounter a painting of a duck that looks like the newspaper description of a valuable painting stolen from an art gallery recently. The ensuing plot and plans to acquire the painting run into hilarious pitfalls with a surprise ending in store as well. Presenting this play in this setting is priceless because you really can imagine the whole thing happening right outside



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said. “There’s going to be a reinforced soil slope that is 80 ft. high, so it’s a native landscape that blends in with the area.” “Jviation, CH2M Hill, Kelley Trucking, and American Civil Constructors have done an absolutely fabulous job,” Dewey said. For more information on the project, go to www.flyrmma.com. Any questions can be directed to Georgiann Dewey at 303-271-4893 or gdewey@ co.jefferson.co.us.

fund) a fine scotch bar and cigar bar will be available. Also, the annual “Taste of the Front Range,” cuisine contest will be available with local restaurants donating food from Grappas, Sherpa house, The Bridgewater Grill and Golden’s Table Mountain Inn. “This is really an opportunity for somebody who is not a major donor but loves good art and wants to get involved,” Morie Smile, board president for the board of directors at foothills said. There will be “a lot of different ways to give” without leaving someone’s wallet light she said. Live

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the door of the Festival Playhouse. Opal’s Million Dollar Duck opens on Friday, September 13 and runs for two weekends through September 22. The Festival Playhouse is located right in the heart of Olde Town Arvada at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. You can find out play times, ticket price and more information, see a map and check out the history of the Players Guild by visiting their website at www.festivalplayhouse.com. You can also call them at (303) 422-4090. Trust me, for a great night out on the town that will make you feel like you went on a mini vacation, plan on lunch or dinner first, followed by a terrific little play in a special little theater. John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multi-media production.

auctions and art for sale from the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia show will be on display, and dancing is expected with live entertainment planned to play into the night. “All of us on the board are so grateful and so excited about this generous and unexpected match,” Smile said. She described the anonymous man as “very intelligent, very passionate about the arts” and “wants to set an example.” “I think that’s why it’s so important to him that we are looking at these individual donations,” she said. To help the Foothills Art Center meet their goal, ticket inquires and questions can be directed to Christine Fiedler at 303-2793922 ext. 26 or via email at christine@foothillsartcenter.org

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September 12, 2013

Push is on for marijuana taxes Capitol rally urges voters to approve 25 percent levy By Vic Vela


Supporters of a retail marijuana tax initiative held a Capitol rally on Sept. 4, urging Colorado voters to back pot sales taxes to ensure that the newly created industry “pays its own way.” The rally served as a campaign kickoff for Proposition AA, which will ask voters to give the go-ahead for retail pot to be taxed at 25 percent this fall, with the revenue going toward school construction and support for industry regulation. Retail pot sales will soon become a reality in the state, thanks to last year’s voterbacked passage of Amendment 64. The Legislature passed pot regulations earlier this year, but voters still must decide whether they will support the taxes needed to fund retail marijuana rules. State Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, who played a key role in crafting Amendment 64 legislation, said that unless voters back the pot taxes this fall, “we will have to do ocky one of two things: Take money from eduwill cation and other programs in Colorado to with fund this industry, or we’ll have lackluster o the or lax enforcement,” “This campaign kickoff is to acknowll and edge and recognize to the people of Colounexrado that these taxes absolutely must ribed pass,” Pabon said. gent, Proposition AA will ask voters to approve wants a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent retail tax on marijuana sales. Revenue from nt to idual

the excise tax will go toward public school construction, while the money collected from the retail tax will back the regulations that were enacted by the Legislature. The 25 percent state tax does not include whatever local taxes might be imposed by individual municipalities. Brian Vicente, an architect of Amendment 64, said the taxes are expected to bring in about $70 million in revenue for the state. Vicente also reminded voters that only pot-smokers will be required to cough up the tax money. “This is a tax that really would only apply to people who choose to participate in regulated marijuana,” Vicente said. “Those who do not purchase marijuana will not be subject to this tax.” Pot tax supporters were asked whether they had concerns that competing tax questions on this year’s ballot could affect the passage of Prop AA — such as Initiative 22, which will ask voters to support more than $900 million in new taxes to overhaul the school finance system. “I think these issues will rise and fall on their own merits,” said state Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver. “I think our voters are discerning.” Steadman also said that voters who supported Amendment 64 last November knew that the pot industry would have to be taxed. Proposition AA supporters also said they were pleased with the federal government’s recent guidance on states that allow legalized pot. The Department of Justice issued a memo saying it would not seek to block recreational pot sales in states that allow it,

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State Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, speaks on behalf of a marijuana tax ballot question at a Sept. 4 Capitol press conference. Photo by Vic Vela so long as the retail pot industry abides by firm state regulations. State Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, who sponsored the marijuana tax bill that led to Proposition AA, said the Legislature made “very responsible and very necessary first steps” in making sure the marijuana industry abides by a strict set of rules. Singer, who worked as a drug counselor at Colorado State University, said that he understands “the effects of drugs.” “I also understand the importance of having the funding available to make sure that our communities are safe and that we

build better schools,” Singer said. “This is not just about making sure that we are protecting our communities, but making sure that marijuana pays its own way.” The package of Amendment 64 legislation received bipartisan support at the Capitol this year. However, no Republican lawmakers attended the rally. Pabon said his Republican colleagues are “on the record” with their support, and also noted Republican Attorney General John Suthers’ recent endorsement of the pot tax. “As we move forward, you’ll be seeing more and more GOP support,” Pabon said.


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September 12, 2013

Departing Noonan, Boggs express frustrations Board members disappointed with discussion and transparency issues By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Two Jefferson County school board members who are not seeking re-election this fall blame communication issues and personality conflicts that they feel exist within the body as reasons behind their decisions to not seek second terms. In separate interviews, Jeffco Board of Education directors Paula Noonan and Laura Boggs listed several areas where they felt the board’s work was out of step with the desires of community members. And Noonan and Boggs blasted their fellow board members for making them feel as if their voices were being ignored. “I don’t think I had the support of my other board members,” said Noonan, who represents District 5, which covers the south end of the county. “I felt that made it very difficult for me to be productive.”

Boggs, a conservative District 2 board member who represents the west and mountain area of the district, echoed Noonan’s concerns. “Your vote doesn’t count unless it’s in the majority,” she said. Boggs also said that the board isn’t transparent in many policy areas and that the community’s input isn’t being valued. But Board President Lesley Dahlkemper took issue with those assertions. “I strongly disagree with the view that we haven’t asked for community input,” she said. When asked to discuss whether there were any personality conflicts on the five-member board, Dahlkemper opted for the high road. “As board members, we don’t always see eye to eye,” she said. “But we have pretty rigorous discussions.” Noonan said that the board is dealing with “many contentious issues right now”; chief among them being inBloom, a student data collection system aimed at helping teachers better personalize instruction. However, detractors of inBloom — which the district hopes to pilot beginning in the 2014 school year

— cite security and privacy concerns with the new system. Noonan said during the interview that “the board does not have nearly enough input on the mission of the (inBloom) project” and that “the community needs to weigh in on that.” Through a letter that she recently provided to Colorado Community Media, Noonan expressed concerned that parents don’t know enough about inBloom, and neither does the school board. “Apparently, parents who want to stay out are going to have to leave the district, seek private school, or do homeschooling,” Noonan wrote. “Not great options for parents in a public school district.” Boggs is no fan of inBloom either. And one of her biggest areas of concern over the board’s workings is that there has been “a lack of transparency” on issues like inBloom or the district’s teaming with LoudCloud Systems to provide an instructional data system. “Despite the promises of running on transparency, what I saw on the board the last two years was a shutdown of community conversations,” Boggs said. That’s just not the case, said Dahlkemper. The board presi-

dent points out that the board has overseen forums on issues like inBloom, student achievement progress, and the annual budget, where community members can become more familiar and more engaged with issues. Last month, the board held a study session that included a panel of educational experts from both sides of the inBloom debate. And Dahlkemper points to a recently-adopted community engagement policy, which states that “the board’s policies and decisions should reflect community values, good educational practice and available financial resources.” Dahlkemper cites outside praise on issues regarding transparency from groups like the Independence Institute and the Center for American Progress. “To say that we’re failing in transparency and community input is just wrong,” Dahlkemper said. Voters will decide on three open seats on the board this fall: Boggs’, Noonan’s and District 1 director Robin Johnson’s, who recently resigned from the board because she had moved out of the district. Neither Dahlkemper nor District 3 Jill Fellman is up for re-election this year.


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September 12, 2013

Film fest transforms movie entertainment Annual DocuWest returns for a five-day long viewing of features By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Some say Hollywood films can be pretty terrible and even seem to be getting worse. Filmmakers seemed to run out of ideas when remakes of already remade films were being released such as “The Thing,” which was first produced in 1951, and remade in 1982, and then remade again in 2011. A weekly arts and cultural publication in Philadelphia called “34th Street” magazine reported 30 sequels and remakes will be produced by Hollywood this year. The 5th annual DocuWest Film Fest instead offers 46 documentaries including genres such as drama, comedy, action, music and horror. The fest took off on Sept. 11 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden with the screening of its opening night film “Good ol’ Freda” by director Ryan White. The film featured Freda Kelly who worked as a secretary to The Beatles. Kelly shares her insight into the band for the first time in 50 years. “This film itself is really starting to pick up some momentum,” said Wade Gardner, co-founder and artistic director for the DocuWest Film Fest. “It’s just a marvelous film.” The film was followed by a surprise per-

IF YOU GO For a complete list of films and to purchase tickets go to www.docuwestfest.com • “Mile … Mile & a Half” free admission Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., Golden. • “Keeper of the Mountains” is part of a shorts package titled “I ain’t gonna preach to you” that runs Sept 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center (809 15th St., Golden); at the Dairy Center for the Arts (2590 Walnut St., Boulder) on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at Foothills Art Center. • “The Castle Project” will be at Foothills Art Center on Thursday, Sept. 12, show begins 7:15 p.m. • “A Will of the Woods” Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Foothills Art Center. • “State of control” runs Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:15 p.m. at Foothills Art Center. COST: • Adults $9. • Seniors (62 and up) $7. • Students (and under 12) $7. • Member (Boedecker and Foothills Art Center) $6. • All Access Pass: Adults $50, Senior/Student $45.

formance by FourEver Fab, a Beatles tribute band from Denver. The fest runs until Sunday, Sept. 15, with a free screening to “Mile … Mile & A Half” as a conclusion to the fest. The film by Jason Fitzpatrick and Ric Serena follows five friends as they conquer California’s historic John Muir Trail over the span of 25 days during a heavy snow year. “One of the themes for us internally is to

really have the festival be a place of gathering and of community for folks to come,” Gardner said. “We just try to do our best to try and set the table for that.” Golden’s own American Mountaineering Center which will house some of the film presentations this year is coincidentally tied to one feature short “Keeper of the Mountains,” by Allison Otto and sponsored by the American Alpine Club. The documentary profiles Elizabeth Hawley, who has recorded and archived every climbing expedition to the Himalayas for the past 50 years of her life. It’s a “prime example of what document films can do and that’s give us the unexpected,” commented Gardner on the film short. When Hawley passes away, her archives will come to Golden and be stored at the American Alpine Club library located at the American Mountaineering Center and will be available to the public for research. “This is a phenomenal addition to our collection,” said Elizabeth Surles, American Alpine Club library director. “She’s a remarkable woman,” said Surles about Elizabeth Hawley. “She’s kind of a singular figure in mountaineering history because I can’t think of any other person who has spent their entire life documenting this and devoted so much energy to supporting this community,” she said. There are a total of 21 shorts films that will be packaged together instead of shown separately. Included in these packages are exclu-

sive documentaries written and directed by University of Denver students. The DocuWest website provides a list of films from feature to shorts that will be played during the 2013 festival at various locations. Some films to note include State of Control for those seeking a political suspense thrill and insight in cyber security, the latest threat posed to U.S. national security. Directed by Christian Johnston of Evergreen, and Darren Mann, the film captures their intent to record protests against the Chinese government in China and Tibet. They soon become the targets of China’s invasive secret police who follow them through China, and eventually back home to the U.S. “A Will for the Woods,” is a touching and inspiring portrait of psychiatrist Clark Wang’s battle with lymphoma and his preparations for death and a funeral through his wish of a green burial, a popular topic and method of burial today sparked by the green burial movement. “The Castle Project” is a ghostly thriller by Brian Higgins, Denver filmmaker and architect, who records his renovation to a notoriously haunted hotel. If pressed for time and unable to attend any of the films that will be featured at the DocuWest, their website is still worth checking out to write down some film titles. According to Gardner, contact info for filmmakers at the documentary’s website is easy to get, and they will usually send you a copy of their movie. “That’s actually how I find their film a lot of the times,” Gardner said.

Food Bank program keeps children fed over weekends By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com The Arvada Food Bank is greeting the new school year with it’s Feeding the Future Backpack Program. The program is in its eight year, and provides food for the weekend to students at some of Arvada and Wheat Ridge’s top free-and-reduced lunch schools: Allendale, Arvada K-8, Fitzmorris, Foster, Thomson, Kullerstand, Lawrence, Pennington, Stevens and Swanson. Homeless children at Parr, Peck and Secrest are also participating in the program. “We’re going to be serving 1,166 students and that number will be going up,” said Jeff Gage, and accountant with the food bank and co-coordinator of the backpack program.

“It takes a few weeks for parents to get organized, so we’re preparing for more.” Students can sign up throughout the year if they need to, and likewise, if their family situation changes and they don’t need the program, they can stop receiving the food as well. According to Mary Ross, co-coordinator of the program, the idea came from the fact that many students rely on school for breakfast and lunch, but during the weekends they don’t have access to that food. “We don’t have enough food to give them Food purchased from the Food Bank of the Rockies to last the whole weekend, but it definitely that will go to students as part of the Feed the Future helps, and families are able to share some Backpack Program. Photo by Clarke Reader of it,” Ross said. Each Friday afternoon students receive plastic bags, which then go in the students’ two breakfast items, two lunch items, two backpacks. snacks, one fresh or canned fruit and one All the food that the food bank uses is canned vegetable. All the food gets put in purchased from the Food Bank of the RockDenver;Lakeside Heating & A/C Inc.;C09239;6.78x6 (b1)

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Finding clarity on pot a taxing process More than 10 months after Colorado voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use and sales, confusion reigns. Sure, passage of Amendment 64 last November made a few things clear: Possession of up to 1 ounce is legal. People under 21 years of age may not purchase pot. It remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public places. But a couple of the most basic questions still need to be answered: Where can one legally buy it? How much will it cost? The first question is being explored by Colorado’s cities and counties. At this point, few Denver-area municipalities have opted to make retail sales legal, instead taking a cautious, wait-and-see approach. Some — like unincorporated Jefferson County — have already decided to outright ban retail sales. It’s possible most of

our view Colorado could follow suit, leaving the state with a handful of “marijuana islands” where pot is legally sold. The cost question is largely in the hands of the state’s voters. On top of whatever price point the marijuana market dictates, there will be taxes, and in Colorado, that means voter approval is needed. A recent rally at the Capitol in Denver urged approval of a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on the retail marijuana industry. If the state’s voters approve Proposition AA in November, money from the taxes would reportedly go toward

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What are you looking forward to with the changing weather? On a sizzling hot Saturday, we went to the Westminster Promenade to ask some folks, now that the end of summer is in sight what are you looking forward to doing as the weather cools?

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school construction and regulation of the marijuana industry. In general, we support approval of this proposition. It helps ensure the marijuana industry will pay for itself, and helps schools, to boot. But we do wonder if too many taxes could lead pot customers to turn back to the black market. The 25 percent statewide tax from Proposition AA would be in addition to whatever taxes local municipalities’ voters approve. Denver, for example, is asking residents to say yes to a 5 percent tax. The total tax toll of 30 percent could lead to an unaffordable product in what figures to be the state’s largest marijuana-selling zone. Having customers once again turn to the dealer down the street would be a clear example of the law of unintended consequences. But we feel taxes may be the only

way to keep the retail pot business from being a burden on Colorado, something the medical marijuana industry has been over the last few years. The state will have to bank on people’s willingness to pay the price for legality. Even after the issues of where to buy and how much it will cost are officially answered, there will remain plenty of gray areas. For example, many people are uncertain if they will get fired from their jobs if they partake. Others aren’t clear on how much they can smoke and still legally drive. Truth be told, it may take years — and more than a few legal challenges — before all the answers are in. But this November’s election and the actions of local governments in the months to follow should add important measures of clarity amid the lingering cloud of confusion.

Dealing with heartbreak What do you do once your heart breaks? And not the sort of heartbreak that Taylor Swift writes songs about every couple months. I’m talking about the sort of profound, existential heartbreak that makes you wonder if the human race is worth saving. What do you do with the story of Anthony? Anthony is a little boy stuck in Colorado’s foster care system. One week last summer, he went to Royal Family Kids Camp, a special camp up in the mountains for kids in the foster system, and he had a really good week. Until he came “home” and found out that his foster parents had given him up during that week and his next stop was a group home. What do you do with boys like James? Or was it Addison? I’m not sure I ever heard it right. Doesn’t matter — we eventually were calling him “Cinderella.” This is a young man, slightly older than my own son, who my family saw last weekend as we were having a great time at Adventure Golf and Raceway (which, by the way, is an exceptionally good family outing!). The problem of Cinderella, which became a problem for us, was that he was out “having a good time” with his mother and two older sisters, and he was the constant object of scorn and ridicule. We heard, on one occasion, mom say loud enough for everybody within 20 feet “are you a retard or something?” We also saw, later, the family sitting around a picnic table with four ice cream cones--one for each sister, and two for mom. Cinderella, understandably, looked miserable. What do you do with the pictures coming out of Syria? No, not the one CNN decided to run with that was actually from Iraq in 2003 (“major media” credibility, anyone?), but the ones that show the bodies lined up, side by side, mothers next to children, whole families, an entire suburb. 1,400 dead, the victims of a Sarin gas attack, possibly by their own government.

In each of these situations, the instant reaction is to want to step in. It takes a few minutes to realize that an instant reaction to a broken and bleeding heart might, in the long run, be absolutely the worst thing you could do. With Anthony, what? Give him another temporary home, only to have to eventually put him back into the system, one more betrayal wiser? And what happens to Cinderella when he gets home if somebody tries to step in out in public? And the longterm consequences of Syrian intervention are impossible to predict, but among the possibilities is certainly a regional, if not a world, war. Being a man of Faith, of course my recourse is always prayer. But that somehow seems inadequate — so lacking in the “instant gratification” department. I want to “do” something! And then I grudgingly acknowledge that the best — maybe the only — thing I can do is just hug my own children, laugh with them and make sure they feel loved. Changing the foster system is going to take time and legislative focus, and fixing the middle east is ... well, a bit of a bigger fish. But, gosh, wouldn’t this all be easier if everybody just loved their children more than they love control, or their habits, or their lifestyle, or their power? 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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR The questions with inBloom Jefferson County school district is embroiled in a national controversy around the uses of big data in K-12 education, student privacy, technology security, and the impact of large foundations on education reform. The district collects lots of data on students, including names, addresses, email addresses, test scores, assessment scores, disciplinary events, medical needs, and demographic and economic information. Much of the data is scattered over numerous software applications. Jeffco wants a system to integrate the data. inBloom, a data management platform developed by the Gates and Carnegie foundations, takes data from multiple sources, organizes it, stores it, and funnels it back to teachers through a “dashboard” system. Jeffco is an inBloom pilot partner. Here is the controversy. inBloom will store huge chunks of personal data from Jeffco students and all students in New York State and other states in one platform on cloud servers managed by inBloom employees. Parents worry that their students’ data will get hijacked by hackers. They also wonder why all this data from around the nation will be bundled in one place off site rather than held locally so it can’t all be shoveled out at one time to who knows whom.

Parents are concerned that the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), watered down by the US Department of Education, won’t provide sufficient security to protect private information. Under FERPA rules, school districts can share student information for research or development of instructional content, without notifying parents. The Gates Foundation has a Secretariatsize horse in this race. The education side of the Foundation is committed to building digital content to support student achievement. The content may be derived from information gleaned from the big data contained within inBloom if districts agree to share it. Even if individual student identifiers are stripped from the data, parents may not want their children’s records used for these purposes. Jeffco school board hasn’t provided guidance on the inBloom pilot, yet. So far, Cindy Stevenson, superintendent of Jeffco schools, has set up a Data Management Advisory Council (DMAC). For now, many questions surround inBloom. With the DMAC operating without guidance from the board and directly under the superintendent’s supervision, it’s unlikely that all questions will be addressed adequately before a January decision on the inBloom partnership. That decision will be made by a board with

Go figure school scores I’m intrigued by a sentence in the Aug. 22 Golden Transcript, and wonder if I’m interpreting it correctly. In the article “TCAP gains for Jeffco,” it says that Jeffco students’ scores “met or exceeded the state expectation of the 50th percentile in reading, writing and math.” To me, this implies that a student’s performance is acceptable if he or she is in the top half of all of the students taking the same test, and that Jeffco should be proud that all of their students were in that top half. But that top half doesn’t refer to getting 50 percent or better on the test, but to the fact that half of the students got higher than

a certain grade, and the other half of the students got lower than that certain grade. The 50th percentile could be anywhere, depending entirely upon the performance of all of the students taking the test. The students, rather than the examiners, are setting the standard of the state expectation, and the state doesn’t have an expectation until it gets all of the test results and analyses them statistically. So for example, if all of the students have to answer 100 questions, and half of the students get 30 or fewer answers right, then getting 30 right out of 100 defines the state expectation of the 50th percentile, and a student getting 31 answers right exceeds the state expectation. What does this “state expectation” mean? Is it a measure of satisfactory performance if the student exceeds it? That he/she can now go on to the next grade, where presumably the subject matter is harder? Or is it just a way to boost the apparent performance of a group of students by letting the students themselves set the standard of satisfactory performance? As I said at the beginning, I wondered if I was interpreting the report correctly. I’d be more than happy if I’m wrong, and look forward to being corrected. Rex Bull Golden

GOLDEN NEWS IN A HURRY Discussion on Golden’s schools

A public forum to discuss Golden’s schools will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Golden City Council Chambers, 911 10th St. The forum sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden will give the public a chance to discuss and submit questions to panel members including Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools Cindy Stevenson, Golden High School Principal Brian Conroy, along with other principals

from Bell and Mitchell, and PTA President Helen Feiner, Golden Schools Foundation Chair Kimberly Brock and city of Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan.

Downtown Development Authority public meeting

Community outreach programs will be held to help inform and answer public questions regarding the possible creation of the Downtown Development Authority

(DDA) that will be on this year’s special mail ballot election. DDA will replace the Golden Urban Renewal Authority when GURA funding comes to an end later this year. Programs will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Table Mountain Inn and again on 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Golden Hotel.

City Council Candidate Forum

The Leadership Golden Alumni As-

sociation (LGAA) will host a candidate forum 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at city hall. There are four wards in the city that will be up for election this year. Candidates will be making opening and closing statements as well as answering any questions submitted by the public and LGAA. For more information, call Ed Dorsey, president of LGAA at 303-829-5195 or dorsey38@comcast.net.


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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100


Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Employment Opportunity ____________________________ PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.workingcentral.com _____________________________

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.

NOW HIRING!!! $28/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail and Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience not required. If You Can Shop- You Are Qualified!! www.AmericanShopperJobs.com _____________________________ NOW HIRING! LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED- Men & Women In Demand For Simple Work. P/T- F/T. Can Be Done From Home. Acceptance Guaranteed- No Experience Required, All Welcome! www.EasyPayWork.com _____________________________ __ AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-818-0783 Drivers: $2,500.00 Orientation Completion Bonus! $2,500.00 Driver Referral Bonus! Great Pay, Benefits! Excellent Home-time! CDL-A OTR Exp. Req. Call Now: 1-855-314-1138


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit saviohouse.org. HOUSEKEEPER – with Benefits FT 40/wk – 6:00 AM-2:30 PM Prior exper helpful, espec long term care Interviewing now pls apply in person Mountain Vista Retire Comm 4800 Tabor St Wheat Ridge 80033 Contact: Jim K 303-421-4161

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Academy for Dental Assisting Careers

CDOT Temporary Winter Seasonal Positions

LITTLETON Open House Wed., September 18th, 6:30pm-8pm. Come, tour & enroll in our 8 Saturday ONLY Fall Session 12999 W. Bowles Dr

(2 blks E. of C470) 303-774-8100


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

Help Wanted

LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at www.wisechoice4u.com

Is driving in adverse weather conditions and plowing snow off highways your passion? If so, come work with The Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT is filling positions for their 6 month Winter Seasonal Temporary positions in Woodland Park and in the Cripple Creek area. Must have a Class A or B CDL with 6 months heavy equipment and physical labor experience. Apply in person at 1480 Quail Lake Lp. Suite A in Co Springs, CO 80906 or call 719227-3246 and ask for Nickki.

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

Help Wanted Management Consultant, Denver, Colorado: Provide management consulting services pertaining to individual senior executive assessment & development as well as senior executive team assessment & development of CEOs, C-suite leaders & senior executives working for clients. Must have Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. in Psychology or Organizational Psychology & 3 yrs. exp. providing senior executive assessment & senior leadership development services to senior executives. Alternatively, will accept M.S. in Psychology or Organizational Psychology with C.Psych., Chartered Membership & 5 yrs. exp. providing senior executive assessment & senior leadership development services to senior executives. Must be willing to travel minimum 25%. Mail resume to RHR International LLP, 233 South Wacker Drive, 95th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, Attn: Jennie Krejci.

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Colorado Statewide Classified Advertising Network To place a 25-word COSCAN Network ad in 83 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact you local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.




PAID CDL TRAINING! SERTOMA GUN SHOW Sept 14 & 15 at the Event Center at No Experience Needed! Rustic Hills, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Stevens Transport will sponsor the Colorado Springs, CO. cost of your CDL training! Earn up to 719-630-3976 for reservations HELP WANTED

25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Earn $750 per Week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141 HELP WANTED

Indian Creek Express

HIRING Local, OTR, & O/O DRIVERS Local drivers live within 50 miles of Pierce. Class-A CDL, 2yrs Exp. Pay $52-$65/yr. Benefits No Touch, Paid/Home Weekly 877-273-2582 HELP WANTED ATTN: 29 Serious People to Work From Anywhere using a computer. Up to $1,500-$5,000 PT/FT www.ValleyIncomeOnline.com

$40K first year-$70K third year! Excellent benefits! EOE

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

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole



Fresh Farm Produce 3225 E 124th Ave - Thornton Veggies • Peaches • Preserves Roasted Green Chili & More Pumpkin Patch

www.hillsharvest.com 303.451.5637

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


Thursday Sept. 19th, 7:00pm Preview 5:30pm Liquidating 70 Saddles + a entire stores worth of inventory at public auction, regardless of loss or cost. Top brand and custom made Saddles, Bridles, Blankets, too much to list. Everything used on or around a horse. Cash, Cards, NO CHECKS 10% BP. FoW - Eagles 1300 Caprice Dr Castle Rock, CO 80109 308-210-2411 Auctioneer Mike Murphy

Garage Sales 55O WOLFENSBERGER CASTLE ROCK Sept 20 & 21 9-4 at Epiphany Luthern church. Annual sale supports our Orphan Grain Train mission project. We have a reputation for offering good clean merchandise. Kids costumes, baby things, guy stuff, one of a kind new quilts, furniture, gently worn wedding dresses, purses and clothing accessories, holiday , household, unusual and unique items and a few things we can't identify but you most likely have always wanted one. Some items are priced, we will accept your reasonable offer for the rest. Weather no problem, most things are indoors. 55O WOLFENSBERGER CASTLE ROCK Sept 20 & 21 9-4 at Epiphany Luthern church. Annual sale supports our Orphan Grain Train mission project. We have a reputation for offering good clean merchandise. Kids costumes, baby things, guy stuff, one of a kind new quilts, furniture, gently worn wedding dresses, purses and clothing accessories, holiday , household, unusual and unique items and a few things we can't identify but you most likely have always wanted one. Some items are priced, we will accept your reasonable offer for the rest. Weather no problem, most things are indoors.

Garage Sales Arvada

2 family garage sale September 13th & 14th 7:30am-1pm Lots of things from Pottery Barn furniture & much more, Young girls clothes all in great shape, girls 15 speed bicycle, Don't miss this one! 8323 Beech Street, Arvada 80005

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE & HUGE FURNITURE SALE at SHEPHERD OF LOVE Over 90 pcs of furniture incl Antique & Vintage, many professionally & beautifully refinished. We have clothes for all ages, toys, tools, household & kitchen, décor, books, craft supplies & Home-Baked goods. Our BBQ lunch w/ upgraded 1/3-lb. burgers, brats & hot dogs begins at 11am (prices will be posted). ThuFri, Sep 12-13, 8am-7pm; Sat, Sep 14, 8am-4:30pm. Located at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield (136th & Lowell). yard/estate sale 8269 W Virginia Ave, Lakewood furniture, household items, more9/13&14, 9AM-3PM, cash only

Estate Sales Big Estate Sale

in historic property by Denver County Club. House is full of high end furnishings including art, designer furniture, collectables, many oriental rugs, patio, some antique items. Dont miss this sale! 500 Circle Dr, Denver Sept 12th, 13th, 14th 9am-3pm Call Pat 303-502-7899 Parker September 13th & 14th 9-3 21432 Omaha Ave, Parker antiques, collectables, tools, household, books and much more. For more info. www.nostalgia-plus.com Lone Tree 7:30am-5pm Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th 9280 Ptarmign Trail

Appliances GE PROFILE Washer & Dryer Good working condition $200 303-472-1350

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 www.osiadenver.org or call 303-462-0985

Crafters Wanted

Lakewood Elks Anuual Holiday Craft Fair November 30th 9am-4pm 8x8 booth $35.00 kamperkarivanlw1777@gmail.com 303-989-0188


Arts & Crafts CRAFTERS WANTED Westminster Grange October 12th 9am-4pm Sue-Hale@comcast.net or (303)726-0036

Harvest Craft Fair

September 28th 9am-3pm Applewood Valley United Methodist Church 2035 Ellis St Golden Booths still available Call Kate 303-396-9635

Firewood Split and dry hardwood $200 a cord Free delivery w/in 10 miles of yard 303-424-7357

Health and Beauty


Looking to lose weight, get healthy or desire more ENERGY? WE CAN HELP! If you have been thinking about becoming a healthier, happier you but haven't had the time, motivation or know how...then we are here to help you! Find out how to get healthy, feel great and lose 5-15 pounds in 8 days with a one of a kind program! We have 2 events coming to Parker and NOW IS THE TIME!! Sept. 13th 6:30 PM AND Sept. 14th 2:00 PM Holiday Inn 19308 Cottonwood Dr. Parker Co Call for more Details (970)324-5097

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 69% on The Grilling Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 2 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1- 888-697-3965 Use Code:45102ETA or www.OmahaSteaks.com/offergc05 _____________________________ DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-9921237 ____________________________ KILL SCORPIONS! Buy Harris Scorpion Spray. Indoor/Outdoor. Odorless, Non-Staining, Long Lasting. Kills Socrpions and other insects. Effective results begin after the spray dries! Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot or Homedepot.com _____________________________ KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES) _____________________________ DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-279-3018



Electric lift chair-Beige, infinite positions $400 Electric twin hospital bed, mattress, two side rails and linens. Head, foot, up and down movements excellent condition $600 303-688-3961

Beautiful dining room set from the Drexel Heritage British Accents collection is needing to find good home due to downsizing. Includes double pedestal table w/8 chairs, leaves, table pad, and Server. $1,500. (720)878-4169

Medical Equipment Elec. adj. hosp. bed, HI-Low $575 Chairlift $900, Alt. Pressure Mattress $900 Folding ramps 6’ $200, 7’ $260 And more call for info. 303-870-0845

Hutch By Ethan Allen 78" H x 19" D x 32" W 3 drawers, 2 shelves Great Condition Downsizing $150 (303)660-5147

Handicap Accessible Van 2007 Chevy Uplander 55,000 mil. pw, cd, ac Bruno electric seat $10,950 303-870-0845

moving must sacrifice 2 beautiful PA house cherry cabinets $250/each. Mission dining table & chairs for 6 $475. huge old west style buffet $1200. mid-evil style metal trunk $525. All in perfect condition. Selling for a fraction of purchase price 303-526-1507

Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90% on all your medication needs. Call today 1-800-418-8975, for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. _____________________________ ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS with Medicare. Get CPAP Replacement Supplies at little or NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! Call 1-866-993-5043 _____________________________ Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 866-992-7236 _____________________________ CASH for unexpired DIABETIC TEST STRIPS! Free Shipping, Friendly Service, BEST prices and 24hr payment! Call today 1- 877588 8500 or visit www.TestStripSearch.com Espanol 888-4404001

Spinet Baldwin Piano- Walnut Excellent condition Includes bench $125 303-346-3402


Moving Must Sell 7' couch - floral pattern (traditional) soft peach, gray & white exc. cond. $150 Coffee table 3x3 $90 303-232-7128

Health and Beauty


All Tickets Buy/Sell

Miscellaneous *OLD ROLEX & PATEK PHILIPPE WATCHES WANTED!** Daytona, Sub Mariner, etc. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 ________________________ *OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800401-0440



Autos for Sale

04 Nissan 350Z silver convertible. Unique gold tan interior, cover & snow tires! One owner. $12,500 Call 970-215-1471


CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 _____________________________ SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-877-8906843 _____________________________ Got junk cars? Get $ PAID TODAY. FREE towing. Licensed towers. $1,000 FREE gift vouchers! ALL Makes-ALL Models! Call today. 1-888-870-0422 Collector Only: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL,2.1, Mint Condition, 50,517 Miles, Always Garaged, $7100 (303)841-2682

Aco Rep




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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2007 V6, auto, radio, A/C, 4- wheel drive. Great condition- excellent for mountain driving. 93k miles Call 303-287-3783 $12,000


Motorcycles/ATV’s 2007 Suzuki DR650 Less than 5k miles, Many new parts, runs good, extras, free trailer w/no title $3600 (720)347-9686



RV’s and Campers 2011 Snug Top Topper Large windows, excellent condition all accessories included White, '07-'13 GMC 6ft bed $600 720-454-7043 2013 Curt R-20 (20,000lbs) 5th wheel slider hitch for short bed pick ups. Asking $1200 303-450-2432 or 303-910-4375


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



Cash for all Cars and Trucks AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE COMPANY.com 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

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Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition

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Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

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





Is your family in need of a "TLC" "above and beyond" personal private caregiver? Have an arms length of professional and personal references to back up "TLC". Call for interview and appointment (720)244-1163

Beauty and Hair Lotus Salon and Spa HAIR -NAILS-SKIN

Beauty is.. Elegance, Style, Confidance, Grace, Sexy,.. YOU 112 TH and FEDERAL WESTMINSTER, CO. 80234 303-428-7777 www.lotussalon-spa.com

For local news any time of day, find your community online at


Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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

Computer Services

Computer Professionals Rockies


Computer Repair for Home & Office www.cprockies.com

Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

We are community.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards


FBM Concrete LLC.


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720-441-2805 Concrete/Paving

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

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

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Navarro Concrete, Inc.

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


Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022

J-Star Concrete

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

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September 12, 2013 Handyman

Hauling Service

House Cleaning


trash hauling

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning


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

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

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


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Lawn/Garden Services LAWN SERVICES

$$Reasonable Rates$$

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

Misc. Services


with a Warranty Starting at $1575

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995


Ron Massa

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


No Service in Parker or Castle Rock



Sanders Drywall Inc.

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

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

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

All phases to include

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

Call Rick 720-285-0186

Darrell 303-915-0739

A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Call Ed 720-328-5039


Remodel and home repairs

Reasonable Handyman repairs and remodel inside and outside. Free Estimate

call Al 720-308-6741 Hauling Service


Radiant Lighting Service **

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

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


Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604

Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!

• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002

(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com

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

Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172

Trash & Junk Removal



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




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

Olson Landscaping & Design

• Shower Doors • • Mirrors • • Windows • Fast Friendly Service

Call 720-257-1996

*New orders only. good ‘til Nov. 30, 2013

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?

All Makes and Models Fall Aeration and Fertalization Call Bruce – 720-298-6067 brucesnolimitservice.com

• Fall Aeration • Fertilization • Lawn Over Seeding • Sod • Rock • Bush Trimming • Lawn Clean Ups - Starting in November

25+ years serving the Denver Metro area

Accent Glass


Motorcycle Repair

Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:


We are Licensed & Insured

Lawn/Garden Services

20% OFF*

Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair

is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

Home Improvement

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


You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves


Alpine Landscape Management

Groups & Senior Discounts Available


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


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

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

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

Affordable Electrician

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

Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured




$$Reasonable Rates On:$$


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West Metrolife

Brenner’s loss is others’ gain

Bob Brenner, the “Extreme Weight Loss” record breaker on the hit ABC television series, was so transformed by his experience on the show that he has announced plans to become a certified life coach to help others realize weight loss success. To achieve his life coach certification, Brenner is partnering with the Coloradobased school Coach Training Alliance to become a credentialed coach. He is expected to earn his life coach certification in November. During his yearlong journey on “Extreme Weight Loss” season three (season four is being filmed at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora), Brenner lost a record 253 pounds — or 56 percent of his body weight — through a commitment to healthy eating, regular exercise and mental perseverance. His next extreme transformation is a total career makeover — going from Milwaukee undercover cop to national life coach. Brenner also remains good friends with “Extreme Weight Loss” host Chris Powell. Both guys were in Denver the first weekend in September.

Show makes a move

Chinook Tavern, 6380 S. Fiddlers Green Circle in the Regis University building in Greenwood Village off I-25 and Arapahoe, is the new venue for this year’s edition of “The John Fox Show,” which airs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays on 7News. On the first show (Fox appeared via a taped interview because of the season opener against the Ravens), Broncos Ring-of-Famer and all-time leading wide receiver Rod Smith joined 7Sports anchor Lionel Bienvenu live from the restaurant. Each week, different football guests will join Bienvenu and fans will have the opportunity to be a part of the live show. “Everybody knows the Broncos have an incredible hold on the heart of our city, and this is an exciting way for Chinook and our guests to go `inside the huddle’ this season, which could be a very memorable one for Broncos fans,” said Clemens Georg, Chinook general manager.

Valley girls and guys?

Colorado is fast encroaching on Silicon Valley’s crown as the king of incubators for tech startup companies, according to entrepreneur.com (www.entrepreneur.com/ article/227829). According to the story posted Aug. 14, “Four of the top 10 metro regions in the U.S. with the most tech startups are in Colorado: Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland, Denver and Colorado Springs. That’s according to a report released (recently) by technology policy coalition engine and entrepreneurship research association the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.” The research defines high-tech startups as “new businesses with a concentration of employees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.” Here’s how Colorado cities stacked up: 1. Boulder; 2. Fort Collins-Loveland; 3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (aka Silicon Valley); 4. Cambridge-New-Framingham, Mass.; 5. Seattle; 6. Denver; 7. San Francisco; 8. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.; 9. Colorado Springs; 10. Cheyenne, Wyo. Parker continues on Page 15

From left, Queenie (Lindsay Griebler), Desmond (Dennis Leach), Opal (Donna Ault) and Rosie (Karen Johnston) get tangled up in a mess involving a lost famous painting in the Festival Playhouse’s production of “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck.” Photos by Clarke Reader

The Opal of our eye

Favorite character helps Playhouse start 78th season By Clarke Reader



he people at Arvada’s Festival Playhouse know Opal Kronkie well. The central figure of seven of John Patrick’s plays, the bag lady who lives on the edge of the municipal town dump has been delighting audiences at the theater for years, and now she’s kicking off its 78th year of production. “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” will be on stage at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Sept. 13-22. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. “The audience really, really likes her,” said Charley Ault, Playhouse owner and director of the show. “She’s really withstood the test of time, and we like to do a little more obscure plays because we’ve been doing this for so long.” “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” was the last Opal play Patrick wrote, and is full of his own homespun philosophies, and funny one-liners, tinged with a bit of bitterness. In this outing Opal (Donna Ault) comes across an odd painting of a duck in the garbage, and decides to sell it at her antique junk shop. When her best friend Rosie (Karen Johnston) comes calling, reminding Opal that her birthday is coming up, she decides to make it a gift for Rosie. Enter Queenie (Lindsay Griebler) and Desmond (Dennis Leach), “stars” of a local summer-stock company. They’re visiting on the hunt for costumes, stage props and any other materials to use in their productions, when they come

Opal (Donna Ault) and her best friend Rosie (Karen Johnston) chat about the future Rosie has read in her magic cards in “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck.”

across the painting. IF YOU GO Having just read that the town’s museum accidentally threw away a priceless painting of a WHAT: “Opal’s duck, they put two and two together, and try to Million Dollar hoodwink Opal out of the painting. Duck” “She’s able to see through them, not because she’s the brightest person, but because of her WHERE: Festival kindness,” Donna said. “She’s a very, very loving Playhouse person, and sees no bad in anyone.” 5665 Olde Donna has played Opal around four or five Wadsworth Blvd., times, and is able to quote some of Opal’s own Arvada brand of wisdom on a dime. She said at this point she’s got her portrayal of Opal down, and WHEN: Sept. 13-22 it’s pretty easy for her to slip into character. The show is made up of familiar faces on all Fridays and counts — all of the actors have been working Saturdays - 7:30 with the playhouse for at least three years, and p.m. in some cases, more than 40. “We’re really lucky to have actors who have Sundays - 2 p.m. experience here. As a director, I’m really able to COST: $15-$17 just let them do their own thing,” Charley said. INFORMATION: “I really like my actors to reach into their own 303-422-4090 experiences for the characters.” or www.festivalBoth Charley and Donna credit the words playhouse.com and idea Patrick imbibed Opal with as the feature that keeps people returning to see her. “Patrick really wrote a lot about these down and out people,” Charley said. “The philosophies he gave her are just as pertinent now as when they were written.” For Donna, it comes down to a simple fact. “People remember Opal.”

Desmond (Dennis Leach) and Queenie (Lindsay Griebler), two famous actors looking for props and costumes for their play, come to Opal’s antique shop in “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck.”

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YOUR WEEK & MORE THURSDAY/SEPT. 12 AUDITIONS THE Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Red Rocks Community College will have auditions for the fall production of “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Hellman. Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Call 303-914-6458 for appointment. Callbacks are at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 7-9, 14-17. Call 303-914-6458 or leonard. madrid@rrcc.edu for information on roles and preparations. THURSDAY/SEPT. 12 FLY FISHING Colorado Parks and

Wildlife and ORVIS will provide a free seminar 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, Denver. To register, e-mail wildlife. neoutreach@state.co.us or call 303-2917804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number, and which event attending. Visit www.orvis.com for more information about the seminar.

THURSDAY/SEPT. 12, SEPT. 27, OCT. 4, OCT. 11, NOV. 5, NOV. 8 ART CLASSES Lakewood Arts Council

Community Center and Gallery offers a variety of workshops and classes in September and October. All classes and workshops are at the Lakewood Community Center and Gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd, Lakewood. To register, call 303-980-0625 or go to www.lakewoodartscouncil.org/ classes.htm.

WORKSHOPS ARE: SEPT. 27: Becky Silver, Watermedia

Creativity, from 9:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

OCT. 11: Tanis Bula, Mixing Up the Mediums on Sunflowers, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. CLASSES ARE: STARTING SEPT. 12: Intermediate/ Advanced Oil Painting with Barbara Tobiska, 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays in September and October. STARTING OCT. 4: Alternative Watercolor Techniques (Mess With Success) with Gail Firmin, 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in October. STARTING NOV. 5: Acrylics Plus with Marcia Brill, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in November. STARTING NOV. 8: Watercolor Basics

with Kathy Cranmer, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays in November.

THURSDAY/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. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/SEPT. 13-14 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: Friday, Sept. 13, Erev Yom Kippur; and Saturday, Sept. 14, Yom Kippur. Visit www.bnaichaim. org for details and times of each service. Non-members are welcome. RSVP at 303-697-2668.

FRIDAY/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 www.festivalplayhouse.com. Show is appropriate for all ages. FRIDAY/SEPT. 13 TO OCT. 27 THEATER SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden,” the story of Debra Klein’s remarkable cure after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 12 to Oct. 27, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 27. Call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley. com. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

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SATURDAY/SEPT. 14 TRAIL DAY Jefferson County Open Space plans its last trail day of the year Saturday, Sept. 14, at Reynolds Park. Volunteers will spend half a day building a 10-mile trail linking Reynolds Park to the South Platte River. Interested volunteers can register until Thursday, Sept. 12, at http://jeffco.us/parks/volunteer/trailbuilding. The project will begin at 8 a.m. and last into the afternoon. SATURDAY/SEPT. 14, Recurring/

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Up close and Far Away, a photography exhibit by Juniper Stokes, runs through Sept. 30 at the Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. The Second Saturday Art Walk is 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Historic Westminster Art District. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday. Visit www.aarrivergallery.com or call 303-426-4114. FRIDAY/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 www.evergreenchorale.org or call 303-674-4002.

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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 www. echters.com for details. Upcoming classes are:

Denver-based jazz performer Nelson Rangell will help the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra open its 2013-14 season at the Lone Tree Arts Center at 8 p.m. Sept. 20. Born in Castle Rock and a Denver resident, Rangell has been hailed internationally as one of the world’s best saxophone players. Details and tickets are at lonetreeartscenter.org.


Garden” 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and 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.

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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” 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. Week continues on Page 16

Pop star and teen heartthrob Justin Bieber and entourage were spotted by Facebook posters on Monday who said they saw him at Beta nightclub, 1909 Blake St., and at Chloe Discotheque on 14th and Market. Spotted on the snowless slopes, “Today Show” fourth-hour host Hoda Kotb with a “new (male) friend” hiking in Colorado’s mountains during Labor Day weekend. “We did a two-mile hike straight up a mountain,”

Kotb told co-host Kathie Lee Gifford during a recent show. “You can’t breathe and your chest is about to explode because of the (lack of) air.” “He has the nicest smile,” Gifford interjected. “What does he see in you?” On Kotb’s return flight to NYC, she chatted and posed for pictures with singer Aaron Neville, who performed during Denver’s Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park.


Eavesdropping on one male golfer commenting on another man’s watch, on the deck enjoying a beer after golf at Fossil Trace: “That’s a nice watch ... is it a Rolodex?” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.

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Eakins pleads guilty to theft, faces jail time By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Judith Eakins, 54 of Wheat Ridge pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $20,000, a class three felony, on Aug. 28. Eakins stole an estimated $156,000 from Golden High School where she was employed as a financial secretary. Eakins not only misused the school’s credit card, but also collected money from ticket sales at school events including prom, homecoming, concerts and drama productions. Money collected from these events were supposed to be deposited into the school’s account but instead were kept by Eakins for personal use. According to an affidavit, Eakins alleg-

edly spent the stolen money on a Motorola tablet, a tent, and many DVD’s for a home movie collection reportedly worth $10,000. In April, Eakins was sentenced to six years’ probation after stealing approximately $32,000 from her 92-year-old mother, Dorothy Morvay who suffered from advanced dementia. The incident in Eakins which Eakins stole from her mother’s social security and pension pay outs is what instigated an investigation into Eakins’ work life at Golden High School. Eakins will be sentenced on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. She could face up to 12 years in prison.

YOUR WEEK: FLOWERS Continued from Page 15

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“ORCHIDS – Exotic but Easy” 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” 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” 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. SATURDAY/SEPT. 14

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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

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 www.mountvernoncc.com.

SUNDAY/SEPT. 15 YOGA FESTIVAL Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents its second annual Yoga High Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, offering multiple styles of yoga, speakers, food, music and shopping. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road. For information, contact Kendra Hinkson, recreation supervisor, programs, at 720-880-1226 or khinckson@eprd.co. MONDAY/SEPT. 16 DOG TRAINING Training With Grace dog training center offers free talks 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood. The program for Monday, Sept. 16, is on greetings. When two dogs meet it can be very stressful. During this talk Ana will walk you through the appropriate way for your dog to meet another. Eight demo dogs accepted. Donation to Favor’s Project required. TUESDAY/SEPT. 17 LIFETREE CAFÉ Religious freedom will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Religious Freedom: Standing Up for What You Believe,” features a filmed interview with former White House attorney and Air Force officer Michael Weinstein, who believes the U.S. military is under attack by a group that threatens both morale and battle-readiness: Christian fundamentalists. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@peacelutheran.net. TUESDAY/SEPT. 17, 24 CARE TRAINING Home Instead Training Center offers free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

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Golden, Faith Christian play dramatic zero-all contest Netminders shine in game that didn’t produce a goal By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com ARVADA - Golden playing Faith Christian proved it doesn’t take a lot of scoring to produce a lot of excitement. In perhaps the most dramatic 0-0 game in recent memory, the Demons played the Eagles to a double overtime draw Thursday at Faith Christian High School. While there was no scoring to report, there was plenty of action and several near game-winning goals. Give full credit to both schools goaltenders, which combined to make 10 total saves — with several brilliant game-saving goals. “Both goaltenders where great tonight, one mistake by either of them, and one team goes home very disappointed,” Golden coach Josh Nolker said. “We wanted to win the game but are also happy we didn’t lose tonight.” Golden junior goalie Jasper Hughes made five saves — including a game-saving stop he made against Faith Christian senior Cameron Doody in the second half. Hughes has only given up two total goals this season in three games for the unbeaten Demons (2-0-1). The Eagles had an underclassman in net for a Faith Christian team who has already played five games this season (2-2-1). Sophomore Sam Goodwin was as good as his last name would indicate stopping five shots on goal to help preserve the shutout. “Really both teams deserved to win the game so maybe it’s not so bad that one team had to go home disappointed,” Faith

The Eagles and Demons battle in what was a double overtime thriller on Thursday. Photo by Daniel Williams

Christian coach Will Lind said. And while 3A Faith Christian does have two losses on their record, it must be noted that both came to 5A opponents in Ponderosa and Lakewood. Lind intentionally creates a schedule for

the Eagles that features literally the toughest of competition by playing teams higher classifications so that his team is battletested and prepared to play the best come playoff time. That is one reason Lind and the Eagles

have won multiple state titles and are seen as one of the elite programs in the state. Faith Christian will play at Denver East Thursday at 6 p.m. Golden will host Denver South Thursday at 4 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.

Jeffco football highlights: Bear Creek wins big vs. Green Mountain Faith Christian’s Langewisch scored four touchdowns By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com Alameda: The Pirates fell to 0-2 on the season but their record is not an indication of how good they have played. Alameda suffered its second straight heartbreaking late-game loss, 33-29 to Denver West, Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. In week one Alameda fell to Skyview, 36-28. The Pirates will try and turn those losses into wins when they play at Englewood Friday at 7 p.m. Arvada: The Bulldogs finally found their mojo in the third quarter of their second game of the season but it wasn’t enough as they fell 31-18 at Englewood. After being shut out the week before, Arvada looked good at times against Englewood, but just could not keep the Pirates out of the end zone. Arvada (0-2) will host Skyview Friday at 4 p.m. Arvada West: The Wildcats got their first victory of the season in style when they shut out Rock Canyon 14-0 on the road. A-West responded to being shut out the previous week by producing an unbreakable defensive effort. The Wildcats scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, one a 30-yard rushing touchdown by senior Marcus Culhane. A-West will host Chatfield Friday at 7 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Bear Creek/Green Mountain: After winning only two games all of last season, the Bears improved to 2-0 with a 38-20 victory over Green Mountain on Friday. Bear Creek scored a total of 25 points in the second and third quarter and the Rams couldn’t keep up offensively. It was the second consecutive game where the Bears scored at least 36 points. Green Mountain also showed flashes of

brilliance in the loss that included a 20-yard touchdown reception by senior Mitch Shafer. The Rams (1-1) will host Golden Thursday at 7 p.m. Bear Creek will look to stay unbeaten when they host Mountain Vista Thursday at 4 p.m. D’Evelyn: After scoring 95 total points in their first two wins of the season, the power went out for the Jaguars in their 42-7 loss to Holy Family on Saturday. Holy Family scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and D’Evelyn was left in the dust. Senior Conner Mateer had a rushing touchdown for the Jaguars in the second quarter, but four turnovers doomed D’Evelyn’s chances for a win. The Jaguars (2-1) will travel to Stocker Stadium where they will play Grand Junction Central Friday at 7 p.m. Faith Christian: The Eagles improved to 2-1 with a monster 59-18 victory over Vista Peak Prep Friday at Faith Christian High School. Senior running back Daniel Langewisch stole the show with his epic 125-yard rushing effort that was capped with four touchdowns. The Eagles had 31 total first downs and scored 41 points in the second and third quarters, fuelling their blowout win. Faith Christian (2-1) will travel to Kent Denver for a match up Friday at 3:30 p.m. Golden: The rebuilding Demons suffered their second straight big loss when they were beaten by Dakota Ridge 51-0 Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. Golden, led by first year head coach Jason Neely, struggled against Dakota Ridge who overwhelmed them offensively. Neely, despite the blowout, remains positive and acknowledged that it will take some time for Golden to once again become a force in Jeffco football. The Demons (0-2) will play Green Mountain Thursday at 7 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium. Jefferson: Even though their defense

Pomona fell to Cherry Creek but junior quarterback Justin Roberts continues to improve. Photo by Daniel Williams kept them in the game until its end the Saints fell to Sheridan 14-6 on Friday. Jefferson players suffered their first loss of the season, after they threatened to tie the score late in the game. But Sheridan’s surprising stout defense never cracked. The Saints (2-1) are still off to an impressive start to their season and will try to build on it Saturday when they play at Denver Christian at 1 p.m. Pomona: In a meeting between two of the best teams in the state Pomona fell to Cherry Creek Friday at North Area Athletic Complex, 19-15. After a slow first half where only nine total points were scored both teams got it together in the second half. However, Pomona couldn’t close the deal despite Chris Marquez’s big night. The senior running back rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown, but Cherry Creek did just enough to slow the rest of the Panthers’ offense down. The two teams could see each other

again in the playoffs. Pomona (1-1) will host Lakewood Saturday at 7:30 at NAAC. Ralston Valley: After two big wins to open the season the Mustangs struggled in their 36-18 loss to ThunderRidge Saturday at North Area Athletic Complex. ThunderRidge jumped on Ralston Valley early in the action and never let up. The Mustangs attempted to get back into the game, and if it wasn’t for sloppy play the game outcome could have been different. The Mustangs (2-1) will travel to Grand Junction Friday at 7 p.m. Wheat Ridge: The Farmers fell 45-18 at Monarch on Saturday, but there are positive to take from the loss. Wheat Ridge got a glimpse at the reigning state champions and now has a measuring stick on what it takes to get to that level. Monarch scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters before the Farmers started to get it going late. The Farmers (1-1) will host Littleton Friday at 4 p.m.

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Tigers get first win of season over Pine Creek Lakewood’s running attack the difference in the victory By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com LAKEWOOD - The Lakewood Tigers recorded their first victory in a scrappy 27-13 win over Pine Creek Thursday at Jeffco Stadium. The Tigers had three different players score rushing touchdowns, and Lakewood managed to hold off a Pine Creek team that wouldn’t go away. “The final score looks like we handled them but that wasn’t necessarily the case tonight,” Lakewood coach

Mark Robinson said. “They played us tough, but we needed to find a way to win this game.” Lakewood took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter before letting Pine Creek back into the game in the second quarter, 13-6. Junior sensation Sean Pinson scored a third quarter rushing touchdown from the goal line, giving the Tigers enough cushion to hold on. Pinson finished with 51 rushing yards on 15 carries. “We never got set off tonight for some reason but you also have to give their defense some credit because they played us tough tonight,” Pinson said. Lakewood senior Casey Nichols

had a rushing touchdown and finished with 6 rushing yards. The game was certainly not a must-win considering the season is so young, but if Lakewood wants to sneak into the state championship game like they did a couple seasons ago, the Tigers had to handle their business against Pine Creek. “We have a good team and good players but that doesn’t mean we are going to win easy. That actually means we have to work even harder to get back to where we want to be,” Robinson said. The Tigers (1-1) will be tested again when they play powerhouse Pomona Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.

Jeffco soccer highlights: Lakewood’s first win Jaguars keep Bears winless with shutout By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com Alameda: The Pirates were shut out for the second straight game, falling at Denver North 3-0 on Tuesday. Despite their show start coach Steve Houwan is confident his team is close to not only getting their first win but also to being a really good team this season. Alameda is 0-2 on their season but junior goaltender Jose Macias has helped keep games close with multiple tough saves. The Pirates will host Sheridan Tuesday at 4 p.m. Arvada West: Despite being pummeled by 14 shots on goal, the Wildcats got a 2-0 victory at Boulder on Saturday. Senior Shazz Heale stopped all 14 of Boulder’s shots on goal, and senior Brett Bender scored in the shutout victory. A-West will host Golden Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Bear Creek/D’Evelyn: The Jaguars hung on for a 1-0 victory Thursday at Bear Creek High School. D’Evelyn improved to 2-2 with the win, but the Bears fell to 0-3 on their season. Giovanni Franzese scored the game’s only goal for the Jaguars in the second half and the Bears defense managed to keep Bear Creek out of the back of the net. Bear Creek will play at Pine Creek Friday at 7 p.m. D’Evelyn will play at Centaurus Friday at 7 p.m. Green Mountain: After back-toback victories, the Rams were shut out Friday at Evergreen. Evergreen overwhelmed Green Mountain with 19 shots and goals, and broke through with a pair of second half goals.

Lakewood’s David Miller unloads on a freekick against Faith Christian on Friday. Photo by Daniel Williams The loss for the Rams was the first game of the season where they did not record a goal. Green Mountain will play guest to Arvada West Friday at 7 p.m. Jefferson: After being blown out 7-1 by Holy Family the Saints regrouped for a 3-1 victory over Lake County Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Junior Abdiel Hinojos scored a goal and assisted on another, and senior Chris Armstrong scored yet again as Jefferson scored twice in the second half. The Saints (2-1) will play at Bennett Thursday at 6 p.m. Lakewood: The Tigers scored twice in the first half and then hung on for a 2-1 victory over Faith Christian Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. After being shut out twice to open their season Lakewood struck early against the Eagles. Faith Christian fought back and senior Stefan Knoerr scored late in the game to make things interesting. However, the Tigers defense stood

up and a very young Lakewood team finally got in the win column. Lakewood (1-2) will play Golden Tuesday at North Area Athletic Complex. Ralston Valley: The Mustangs stayed unbeaten with a 1-0 victory at Gateway on Friday. Junior Jordan Quinlisk scored a first half goal and his defense helped preserve the lead. And Ralston Valley junior goaltender Tony Celano was unbreakable making a couple game saving stops late in the action to secure the victory. The Mustangs (2-0-1) will play at Rocky Mountain Friday at 7 p.m. Wheat Ridge: The Farmers found their mojo and rolled over Columbine in a 5-0 victory Friday at Columbine High School. Wheat Ridge scored early on the action and then added three, second half goals and the Rebels never stood a chance. The victory was the Farmers second shutout of the season. The Farmers (2-2) will play at Windsor Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Just for laughs at Playhouse Wisecracks, foolery abound at Miners Alley Playhouse By Amy Woodward


Miners Alley Playhouse had its audience cracking up during Comedy at the Alley, a new venue that will be held every third Wednesday of the month. The talent offered the audience comedic samples of the diverse hilarity Miners Alley Playhouse can provide. A one-man show, and a Jane Austin improvisational group, along with classic stand-up were the featured performances during opening night on Aug. 29. “We really want to do this right,” said Len Matheo, co-executive director of Miners Alley. “I want this to be professional.” Miners Alley has never had a comedy night, and Matheo is hoping it will take off and establish itself as a respectable comedy club much like the Comedy Works chains around Denver. “There’s really no ‘comedy west’ fin-in Denver,” said Matheo. “We wanted to offer more entertainment for the ot apeople of Golden as well as the school on isof mines student,” he said. ts to Vic Alejandro was the stand-up conshipmedian for the night who discussed sonsmarriage, the single life and getting



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Jane’s Addiction, featuring improvised Jane Austin themes, is a women’s improv group that creates Jane Austin novels based on audience suggestions. Photo by Amy Woodward old. Based in Denver, Alejandro has been on many TV shows for his act including the Ellen Degeneres Show. Jane’s Addiction, an improv group who create Jane Austin novels based on audience suggestions took the stage, and Jim Walker gave a preview of his production Normal Heights, with musical funnyman Gary Grundei. Comedy at the Alley curator Meridith

Grundei gave directional assistance to Normal Heights, which debuts at the Boulder International Fringe Festival on Sept. 18 and runs until Sept. 29. “That was a blast,” said Dawn Marie Anderson on Jim Walker’s one man show. “I feel privileged I got to see that.” As a Golden resident, Anderson used to frequent Miners Alley but admitted she forgot about the playhouse until she heard about comedy night. “It’s a nice little place, I’ll be back for sure,” Anderson said. “It’s now on my radar again.” Anderson was accompanied by two of her friends, who drove down from Boulder and Laramie, Wyo., to catch Jane’s Addiction. “I love Jane Austin,” said Phebe Dehaan of Boulder. “It was really hilarious, community theatre actually has really great comedy.” Comedy night will open again on Sept. 18 with an all new line-up including local stand-up comedian John Novosad a.k.a. Hippieman from Comedy Works in Denver. Upcoming schedules can be found online at www.minersalley.com. Tickets are $12 and $10 for Colorado School of Mines students with a school ID. Shows start at 8 p.m. with doors and lounge opening at 7 p.m. Draft beer, wine, and cocktails are available at the bar.

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WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Cherry Creek Invitational The Farmers won third place overall at the Cherry Creek Invitational Sept. 6. Sophia Fernald came in 16th place with a time of 20:20. Chris Gardner clocked a time of 18:33 for 46th place. Cherry Creek won first place overall, while Fort Collins came in second. Heritage and Arapahoe came in at fourth and fifth place, respectively.


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Telephone conference planned this fall By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com Jefferson County commissioners will be dialing out to Jeffco residents to get their stance on the Jeffco 5 initiative, along with other topics this fall, during a town hall phone conference. Residents however will not be able to dial in during the conference. The issue of receiving public feedback or to move forward on a decision was long debated during the commissioner’s staff briefing on Aug. 27. An official date for the town hall phone conference has not been scheduled but should take place no later than early October, according to Kathryn Heider, PIO for the board of county commissioners. The Jeffco 5 initiative seeks to increase the number of county commissioners from three to five, with a measure placed on the ballot for 2014. If passed, Jeffco would see a redistricting in 2015, with county commissioners running for election in 2016, and officially functioning as a five member board in 2017. Operating costs and capital costs totals anywhere from $725,000 to $750,000, according to county administrator Ralph Schell who recommended that commissioners do not go forward with the initiative due to budget constraints and the budgets unpredictability for the year 2017 when the costs are implemented. District 2 commissioner Tighe requested public opinion on the matter before the

commissioners make their decision. The deadline for county commissioners to refer the initiative on the ballot is July 2014, although commissioners would like to make a decision long before next summer. “It’s important to have a dialogue with the citizens,” Tighe said. “With the amount of interest we’ve seen in it, I would like to get more input.” Commissioner Tighe advocated for public hearing along with a telephone town hall conference in order to gather public input. “I think it’s a debate that the county should have, do the people of the county want to have smaller districts and more representation, are they willing to pay for that?” Tighe said. “Those are facts that I don’t feel I have to make a decision on.” “Even in hearings, if we have a full group of people and that whole hearing room is filled with people ... that does not make the decision on what maybe the outcome is,” Commissioner Griffin said. “Each commissioner votes the way they feel is for the future, they will take into consideration what has been said.” As staff coordinates a date for the dial out telephone town hall, the members of Jeffco 5 were not pleased with the outcome of the discussion, specifically, a denial for a public forum in which residents can show up and voice their concerns to the commissioners. “I was just floored,” said Jeffco 5 member Bernie McDowell. “Jefferson county voters are being denied even the ability to make this decision. They should not have the right to keep this from being heard,” McDowell said.

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