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‘It’s the greatest place on Earth’

Finalist named in super search Dougco’s McMinimee named in 3-2 vote By Crystal Anderson


Staff, family members and supporters of Fletcher Miller celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. Photos by Clarke Reader

50th Jubilee for Fletcher Miller

Celebration looks back to school’s roots By Clarke Reader There were a lot of hugs at the celebration of Fletcher Miller’s 50th Jubilee. A lot of hugs. Students — both past and current — parents, teachers and supporters greeted each other like old friends at the Sheraton Denver West on May 7, catching up on what they’ve been doing since graduation from the school and what lies ahead. The school, 200 Kipling St., has been dedicated to serving students with special needs since 1963 and the celebration event honored the past and future with speakers who played integral roles in Fletcher’s development. There was also music and dancing for everyone after the speakers’ presentations. “When the school first started in 1963, it was the culmination of a dream and has been ever since,” said Bob Barrows, the current principal at Fletcher. “We currently have right around 110 students from ages 3 to 21, and have maintained and built a lot of programs over the years.” Barrows said that before starting to work at Fletcher, he thought that he understood what went on at the school, but it wasn’t until he started working there every day that he really understood how special the school is. “It’s the greatest place on Earth,” he told the crowd. Valerie Pollitt, principal at Fletcher from 2006 to 2013, said that she knew she had found a home from the moment she first walked in to the school. “I received the biggest gift of my career when I was working at this school,” she said. “Magic happens here, and my job was to not get in the way of any magic happening.” Dave Spinks, principal at the school from 1991 to 2006, brought tears to more than a few eyes in his speech, where he quoted Winston Churchill and spoke about the impact Fletcher has had on the community. “Over the years the building has changed, the staff has changed, and the students have changed, but our mission never has,” he said. “Like Churchill said, ‘Never, never, never give up.’” Dorthy Weiland, a former staff member who spoke on behalf of her husband, principal Bob Weiland who served from 1979 to 1991, recalled the incredible work done for the students at the school. Sherry Ramsey-Schulz, a former student and staff member, described the foundation of self-confidence being at Fletcher gave her. “I’ve experienced Fletcher in many ways, but the first was that it was my first experience with school,” she said. “The

Jefferson County Board of Education announced Douglas County Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Daniel McMinimee as the sole finalist in its superintendent search. By 3-2 vote by the board, McMinimee was chosen May 10, from more than 60 candidates as the most qualified candidate. “He is a strong leader who has exactly what Jeffco needs,” said board president Ken Witt. McMinimee, who has been employed by Douglas County School District for 12 years, said he is looking forward both professionally and personally to the opportunity to serve the district where he grew up and currently resides. “Professionally, it’s a great opportunity,” McMinimee said. “Jeffco schools is one of

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Police release information about shooting Former Fletcher Miller principal Dave Spinks meets with students and family members at the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary.

Fletcher Miller has been working with students with special needs for 50 years. whole feel of the school is different than anywhere else.” The cap on the evening was Opal Sparks, Fletcher’s first principal, who recalled the journey of the special needs program at the Eiber School to getting its own school. “We had a lot of fun, and it was a great privilege to work with the children,” she said. “There are so many dedicated teachers, bus drivers and parents and it is so important we never sell these children short.” At the end of the presentations, Barrows thanked everyone for attending and said he looked forward to seeing everyone at the 100th celebration. And then the party started.

Lakewood Police have identified the man shot by officers on the morning of May 6 as 31-year-old Alex Robert Martines. Martines has also been known to use the last name spelling “Martinez” at times. At about 3:20 a.m. on May 6, a female acquaintance of Martines called 911 and told dispatchers she and Martines were involved in a domestic dispute while sitting in a vehicle outside the Wal-Mart at Colfax Avenue and Wadsworth Blvd. Martines The female left the vehicle, went into the store and as police were responding, relayed information that Martines was in possession of a gun and was still in the vehicle, parked on the east side of the store. According to information released by police, when they arrived they located

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Lawmakers working together? Let’s see if it lasts If last year’s legislative session was an exercise in surrealism, than this year’s version was like a Bob Ross painting. Sure, there were moments of contention this year. But, for the most part, the olive branches that lawmakers extended to one another all turned into “happy little trees,” as the late Ross would say. This year’s session didn’t have the same venomous bite to it as last year’s. And, for the most part, everyone was on his or her best behavior and legislators actually ... umm ... worked together on a lot of things? To the rolled eyes and groans among the jaded members of the press, lawmakers have been touting this session as one where about 96 percent of the bills that passed came with bipartisan support. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, DDenver, points out that the 2013 session was pretty bipartisan as well, but that the “noise” that came about from a handful of bills — such as one that created civil unions and others that tightened gun laws — made it difficult for others to notice that lawmakers often were working together. “There was a lot more heat in the building last year,” Ferrandino said. “One of the differences is we had a biblical flood in our state between the two sessions and I think a lot of people said, `Let’s (set aside) the gamesmanship, the feigned indignation and fighting that we do for theater sometimes and actually just get the work done.’”

Even claims that the session was a bipartisan success came with bipartisan support. “Overall it was not quite as contentious this year as it was last year,” said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland. DelGrosso acknowledged that there were fights on some issues, but not many. “I think that was kind of good for everybody ... to have a little more civility,” he said. Some of the key pieces of legislation that passed the Legislature this year came with overwhelming bipartisan support. They included the Student Success Act, a major K-12 school-funding bill, and an effort to fund a state-operated aerial firefighting fleet. And some of the high-profile bills that died were bipartisan efforts, such as a bill that would have banned photo radar technology like red light cameras and another bill that would have prohibited the sale of cigarettes to persons under 21. There was a sharp difference in tone at the Capitol this year and there wasn’t

nearly the kind of tension that resulted in marathon debates on issues like gun control, like we saw last year. Now, this year started out looking like it was going to be an extension of 2013, when Senate Republicans — just days into the session — blasted Democrats by accusing them of bending the rules to prevent repeal efforts on gun bills from being heard. Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, even suggested that Senate President Morgan Carroll, DAurora, be recalled over the whole thing — which, by the way, turned out to be a non-story because the controversy was born out of a misunderstanding. Still, when Cadman threw down, I was like, “Oh, snap. Here we go. Where’s the popcorn?” Seriously, I settled in for what I expected to be 2013 redux. Instead, nothing. This year’s session was hardly a heavyweight fight. At best, it was like watching a 12-round fight between a couple of aging boxers who can’t lift their arms to throw punches any more. But, don’t kid yourselves. These guys are politicians and they know when it’s appropriate to sit around the campfire and sing songs together and when it’s time to throw down. For example, House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, recently took issue when a reporter asked her if the quiet session was a result of Democrats getting the message that they

may have overreached on some issues last year. “I think one reason why this one was less contentious was that (Republicans) got the message,” she said. “We’re here to do the work of the people and that’s how we do it. We do the work that we think is of core importance to the people of Colorado and a lot of that was bipartisan. “We don’t pick fights to pick fights and maybe they’ve begun to understand that.” But Republicans believe that voters will have long memories when they go to the polls in November. And Cadman will be eligible to become Senate President if just one seat flips in that chamber. “I think what we offer is opportunity and what these guys offer is oppression,” said Cadman. “I mean, these guys virtually want to control everything...” So, in spite of all the feel-good bills that came out of the Capitol this year, there is going to be a real messaging battle that’s going to be played out on television and through yard signs and bumper stickers this fall. And who knows what that’s going to mean for next year’s Legislature, which could end up looking a whole lot different than this year’s. So, I wouldn’t get too accustomed to all this do-goody bipartisanship just yet. Because all it takes is one scorching issue to burn all those happy little trees to the ground.

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Raising funds through feet Moose Chavez runs the Boston Marathon By Clarke Reader

creader@colorado Lakewood Police Agent Jesus “Moose” Chavez is well known around the Lakewood area for his charitability and love of running, and Chavez was able to bring both skills with him to this year’s Boston Marathon. On April 21, Chavez was one of 24 law enforcement officers from around the country who were invited to participate in the marathon to benefit the organization Cops for Kids with Cancer. “Getting selected was kind of like applying for a job,” said Chavez, a 13-year veteran of the Department. “I was able to raise around $16,000 for them is around two months with help from everyone in our department.” All told, the 24 participating officers raised more than $250,000 for Cops for Kids with Cancer. Chavez, who is assigned to the Juvenile Crime Unit and serves as the School Resource Officer at Alameda High School for

the past five years, first became interested in fundraising in 2008, after he lost a friend to cancer. “I thought I should do whatever I can to help others fight the disease,” he said. Chavez started running that same year, and really developed a love for it. In 2009 he ran the San Francisco Marathon and in 2010, a marathon in Istanbul, Turkey. That same year, Chavez ran the Bolder Boulder 10k and was the first to ever run it while wearing his complete SWAT Team tactical gear. In 2013, he ran the Chicago Marathon and followed it up by running the Denver Rock and Roll Half Marathon, while pushing a Luke Olmstead, a student from Alameda High School. While running the 13.5 miles, Chavez pushed Luke Olmstead who is afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, in a specially designed three-wheeled carrier that Olmstead sat in. Chavez estimated that so far his running has raised around $40,000 for a variety of charities. Chavez described running the Boston Marathon the same way a child describes their first visit to Disneyland after years of hearing about it. “It was such a moving and touching experience, and really life-changing in a very positive way,” he said. “I was able to

jeffco news in a hurry Jeffco Sheriff’s Office converts deputy positions

Division Chief Patricia Mundell spoke with county commissioners regarding the conversion of 15 full-time employee deputy sheriff positions to 15 full-time employee civilian detention specialists’ positions. Costs associated with salary and training for specialists are lower than that of sheriff’s deputies with entry level pay for a specialist including benefits starting at $51,782 compared to $64,851 for an entry level deputy sheriff. Training is also less with 10 weeks required for a specialist versus 34 weeks for a deputy sheriff. All 15 FTE positions for deputy sheriffs are vacant due to deployments, said Division Chief Mundell.

Jeffco Historical Commission to receive an award

The Jefferson County Historical Commission will be receive a 2014 State Honor Award for Preservation Leadership on Wednesday, May 14, at the 24th annual Dana Crawford Award Celebration at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The JCHC, established in 1974, was formed to identify and document the county’s historic resources. One of JCHC’s most notable accomplishments includes their completion

of a Cultural Resource Survey started in 1999 which evaluated the historic properties in unincorporated Jeffco. Jeffco5 Day of Action Supporters for the Jeffco5 ballot initiative will be having an outreach in front of the following Jeffco libraries; Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. petitions will be available to circulate or to sign, in support of bringing the number of county commissioners up to five. Local Nonprofit Awards Cash Prizes to Jeffco Student Writers The following Jeffco students were awarded first place for the short fiction and poetry entries about their favorite books for the Jeffco Writing Challenge sponsored by Educations Nonprofit Corporation, a Golden-based nonprofit. Kindergarten, Holden Newland; First grade, Jaycee Zin; Second grade, Audrey Utz; Third grade, Jordan Laraway; Fourth grade, Eva (Lucy) Hardenberger; Fifth grade, Estrella Rocha; Sixth grade, Isobel Quinn; seventh grade, Jack Puckett; eighth grade: Max Pettit; ninth grade, Jack Burkhalter; 10th grade, Adriana Alba; 11th grade, Micha Won; 12th grade, Jair Ayaquica.


Lakewood Police Agent Jesus “Moose” Chavez was one of 24 officers to participate in the Boston Marathon for Cops for Kids with Cancer. Courtesy photo talk with people who were affected by the bombing and it was great to see all the different athletes who were there.” Chavez said he wanted to soak up the experience rather than worry about his time, so he visited with people as he ran

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The Message in a Bottle exhibit at Alameda High School was inspired by the work of Asher Jay to repurpose plastic bottles and bags to spread the word about environmental issues.


Steve Houwen, a teacher at Alameda High School, explains the message in a bottle exhibit.

Message in a bottle Alameda High School installation highlights oceanic issues By Clarke Reader

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Plastics are the top pollutants in the oceans, but students at Alameda High School have found a creative way to repurpose plastic bottles and bags. Steve Houwen, who teaches IB Environmental Systems and Societies, took a project created by artist Asher Jay that blends science and art and started the Message in a Bottle project. “It’s kind of a satellite installation of an exhibit that Jay started a couple years ago,” Houwen said. “So many single use water bottles aren’t getting recycled and they’re so bad for the environment that we wanted to find a way to repurpose them.” In the project, plastic bottles are decoupaged with used newspaper and then painted with a representation of the artist’s message. Once the work is complete, the bottles are hung on ropes made from

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braided strips cut from plastic shopping bags. The first group of bottles created by Alameda students are on display in the entry way to the school library, and the themes tackled vary from protection of sea turtles to offshore drilling. Houwen said he wanted the themes to focus on marine issues. “The people who say ‘we’re in Colorado, why should we care about the oceans’ forget that the headwaters for two oceans start here,” he said. Two of the Alameda students had bottles that were sent to Jay to be added to her collection. “I’ve done three different bottles on things like pollution in the ocean, animal captivity for entertainment and killer whale captivity,” said Irvin Omana, a senior at Alameda. “Jay wanted people’s voices to be heard, and this is a new kind of art — environmental art.” Omana said the bottles can be a great way to inspire and inform people about issues that the enviornment is coping with, and Houwen added that this is a combination he would like to see more of. “It combines the disciplines of both art and science, which I think is so important,” Houwen said. “This is an installation I hope to continue and add to every year.”


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LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD During the May 12 regular meeting, city council showed its support for a resolution confirming Lakewood’s commitment to encourage healthy living in the community and imposed an 18 month moratorium on any sweepstakes cyber cafes opening in the city.

Healthy living Representatives of LiveWell Colorado, St. Anthony Hospital and community members voiced their support for a resolution that would promote both healthy eating and active living in the city. Representatives of LiveWell said that Lakewood is the twenty-first community to start a program like this, and that it was exciting to have the city join with what they describe as the best resolution they’d

seen so far. In the resolution the city said it wants to work to bring healthy living to low income and minority residents, which are more often than not the groups with the least access to healthy foods. “The link between healthy food and physical activity is key,” resident Charley Able said. “Near Mountair Park there is supposed to be a small multi-use court, and we want to see that is built for the youngsters in the area to use.”

Cybyer internet sweepstakes cafes Police Chief Kevin Paletta discussed the issue of placing a moratorium on cyber cafes, sweepstakes cafes or internet sweepstakes cafes until the state legislature came to a decision about if these

LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY Tami Davies files lawsuit

Tami Davies, the widow of Lakewood police agent James Davies, has filed a lawsuit over the accidental shooting death of her husband, claiming that his death was the avoidable. Davies was mistakenly shot and killed by fellow Agent Devaney Braley, a SWAT officer team leader on Nov. 9, 2012. First Judicial District DA Peter Weir determined that no charges would be pressed in Davies’ death in January, 2013. On June 17, 2013, a review board commissioned by Lakewood Police Chief Kevin Paletta released a 99-page report regarding the shooting. The report featured an in-depth look at every aspect of the police force and officer’s actions that contributed to the accidental shooting by Braley. “Clearly no one thing or person is responsible for this tragedy,” Paletta said in a statement upon the report’s release. “It is our hope that others learn from this so no other department loses one of their officers in the line of duty, especially not this way.” Steve Davis, public information officer with the police, said the department could not comment on the case.

Hernandez-Lupercio sentenced

Juan Hernandez-Lupercio, 47, was sentenced to seven years in prison for the hit and run death of Dana Schaeffer in August 2013. The sentencing hearing was May 6. On Aug. 16, 2013, Schaeffer was riding his motorcycle down S. Sheridan, taking his brother-in-law home after they finished work on a home remodeling project. Hernandez-Lupercio backed his truck out of his driveway at 635 S. Sheridan, in front of the motorcycle. Schaeffer was unable to avoid colliding with truck. He died from his injuries. Hernandez-Lupercio did not stop to check on Schaeffer, instead he drove

away. Later investigators discovered that Hernandez-Lupercio drove to his girlfriend’s house. Lakewood Police agents identified Hernandez-Lupercio as the driver. They located and arrested him at his girlfriend’s house the following afternoon. Hernandez-Lupercio pleaded guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death (F3) on March 14.

Local bookstore sign stolen

Don Huck, owner of Talking Books Plus, is asking for help in finding a sing that was stolen from his store. The theft of a six-foot hand-painted cut out of Sherlock Holmes was discovered on the morning of Tuesday, May 6. Huck said he believes the sign was stolen between 9 p.m. on Monday, May 5, and 9 a.m. Tuesday May 6. This cut-out had been in front of Talking Books Plus for the past three years and could be seen from across the shopping center. The thief unscrewed cutout from the post it was secured to. If anyone has any information, call at 303-969-8848.

Amira Watters, who has served as the West Chamber’s Director of Programs, stepped down effective May 14, 2014. Waters accepted the position of executive director for the Jefferson County Business Resource Center (JCBRC). Brian Willms, CEO of the Chamber, said that Water “has been a valuable member of The West Chamber team leading our Ambassadors, facilitating our leads groups, overseeing many of our events along with a number of other responsibilities. She also launched our Union Corridor Professionals a few years ago which has been a success for The West Chamber.

Negotiating teams from the Jefferson County School District and the Jefferson County Educators Association (JCEA) agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Thursday May, 8. The board of education provided feedback within a few hours, asking that non-probationary teachers, would not be eligible for a step increase. The JCEA team presented the MOU to it’s board without the changes. The tentative agreement focused on the areas of step compensation increases for teachers, the standardization of district benefits, additional compensation after the increased cost of PERA, the district’s public pension and retirement fund, and having a competitive wage for newly-hired teachers. During April’s open negotiations, the JCEA negotiating team declared an impasse, after feeling like their concerns were not being met during the process. “We (the JCEA) created a list of options and none of those were accepted by the district,” said JCEA President, Ami Prichard following the declaration of impasse. “We felt our options were in line with the community survey, and our priorities were in line with the community’s. We feel the board continues to ignore what we

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Senate Bill 14-221, a bill calling for a reduction in standardized social studies testing in schools was blocked by members of the Colorado House of Representatives, Monday, May 5. The proposed law would have saved an estimated $335,000 annually in administration costs while allowing students more time in the classroom. The bill had passed in the senate but was blocked in the house due to concerns it might decrease emphasis on the subject.

Preliminary TCAP Reading Results

The Colorado Department of Education released the unofficial 2014 preliminary TCAP reading test results, Thursday, May 8. In Jefferson County, the board of education has set a strategic goal to increase the amount of proficient to advanced third-grade readers from 80 -85 percent by 2015. According the CDE, the results state 5,943 students tested, showing 78.8 percent or 4,683 third graders are testing at a proficient or advanced level, with 8 percent being advanced. The percentage of proficient students was down 0.6 percent from the 79.5 percent 2013 test results.

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“Our moratorium will allow us to monitor the legislature in 2015 so we can see what kinds of decision the state makes,” Paletta said. “That will make it easier for us to decide what we want to do in Lakewood.” Resident Randy Little spoke in favor of the measure, but wondered about the language of measure, and if it would not be better for the language to include internet gambling. Paletta and city attorney Tim Cox said the definition is purposely left broad so if these kinds of businesses try to change their names, they can still be regulated. The ordinance passed unanimously. The next council meeting is a study session at 7 p.m. on May 19 at Civic Center South, 480 S. Allison Parkway. — Compiled by Clarke Reader

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Happy with no happy ending The other day, I was shopping for an anniversary card for my parents (52 years!), and a thought struck me: None of these say “happily ever after.” For 52 years my parents have been married, and, in all that time, I’m not sure they ever leaned back at the end of the day, clasped their hands behind their heads, and said “That’s done — now we live happily ever after!” They worked hard, survived the tumult of the 1960s, raised seven children, saw one of them almost die, opened their own business, moved a couple times, watched each of their children marry, most of them proceeding to have children of their own, and, in none of that, was there ever “happily ever after.” I’ve seen pictures of them on their wedding day, and they look like everybody else does on their wedding day: joyful, in love, and completely hopeful for the future. They were a little older when they got married, so there was (I think) a little less naivete than most of us enter marriage with; but, still, they couldn’t possibly have

known what life would throw their way, or, frankly, how hard it was going to be. But, as my shopping expedition testifies, they made it. They worked, they struggled, at times they fought forces beyond their control, and, at times, they fought each other. But they stuck together — with Faith, Hope, and Love, they made the whole crazy thing work. For each other, and for all of us. I’m writing about this today because, of all the things I’ve learned in my life, this may be the most useful. And I’m only writing about this because, crazily, this week marks the last week of classes for my

oldest daughter, 400 of her classmates, and thousands of high school seniors all over Colorado. So here it is, senior class of 2014, my piece of advice: There is no “Happily Ever After.” Sorry. There is only “What’s next?” I know you were raised on Disney princesses, but that’s the reality. Even next week, as you walk across the podium and accept your diplomas, that is not the end of the story: that is the end of a chapter. For the next day, or the next week, or next month, you will have to put your head back down, and go to work again. And whether that’s on a job, more school, or service to your country, it makes no difference. The play goes on. I know it sounds like that’s a bummer, like I’m trying to throw cold water on your parade. But I’m really not. The great lesson of my parents is that, even though there’s no “Happily Ever After,” there is still plenty of happy, plenty of joy, plenty of rewards. It’s just that it doesn’t automatically come to you at the end of the day. There is also a wonderful flip side to

this: if the story isn’t over, it means that you get to write the next chapter, and the next, and the one after that. If this chapter wasn’t your favorite—doesn’t suggest “happily,” ever, then take heart! You have control of the next one, and it is up to you to decide the “Happy” content of it. Graduation, your first job, a promotion, marriage, children — these will each be only chapters. It’s like climbing mountains: do you know what you see from the top of the mountain? More mountains. It doesn’t mean you don’t stop to admire the view — but you can’t stay on this mountain forever. So enjoy this time, because it is quite an achievement. But don’t stay here too long: your next great achievement is waiting! 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.

question of the week

Where will you be in 10 years? “We asked a few soon-to-be graduates from Mapleton Public Schools where they saw themselves in 10 years?”

“I see myself in a purple chair with different color walls – my office will be colorful and fun. I will have my own psychology practice with patients who love me.” Danielle Aalders Mapleton Early College

“I see myself as a police officer. I have a nice home, but no kids yet, not for a while. I want to get myself together first.” Nick Lucero North Valley School for Young Adults

“It depends on the career path I take. Maybe I’ll be a doctor. I’m still considering if I want to join the Air Force.” Navil Perez York International School

“I hope to be graduated from college. And depending what I want to do – maybe law school – still continuing with my education path.” Viviana Andazola Marquez

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All my favorite mothers Seven a.m., at my computer, on Mother’s Day, today May 11, 2014 it’s cold outside. As the icy rain pelts my roof, I write a column about my favorite mothers. First there’s my mother, my favorite of all. She was a dynamite mother who gave birth to my brother while my father flew with the Army Air Corps as a B-24 navigator in World War II. One of the toughest moments of her life was when she received notice that, my father was missing in action. Her grief came in waves. Then she received notice her husband and father of her son was alive, but in a Japanese Prison Camp. With his chances of survival as a POW slim, she waited for two years. When he came home from the war, skinny but still spunky, the first thing they did was get pregnant with me. I’m grateful my mother waited for Dad, and thankful for my life. Because she had faith that my father would survive the camps and return, she endured. She was an amazing mother,

very strong, but very caring. She taught me to ride horseback, and hauled me to horse shows and rodeos. Every day, I think of her and I miss her. Another mother I admire, besides my own, is Shirley Pasqualetti Ribeiro, my daughter’s mother-in-law. Shirley hails from Brazil but now lives in Colorado. Her middle son, married my daughter. I’m grateful that Shirley and her husband Wagner Sr. came to the wedding of our children in Chicago. That is where I first

got to meet them. Shirley and I formed a bond at the wedding ceremony when together we lit the unity candle. I appreciate Shirley for many reasons, her sweet joyful spirit and how much love she shows our two small grandchildren. I feel blessed that Shirley is part of our extended family. Last but not least favorite mother and grandmother I’ll mention is my childhood friend, Claudia. She’s my age now. In her busier life as a twenty-something mother of two boys she unfortunately missed raising her sons all the way up. Claudia’s marital problems intervened. But currently retired, Claudia has laid down her personal interests and is an active, involved grandmother. Claudia continues her mother role into later life (once a mother always a mother). She helps her married son with his kids. Claudia has for the last few years built her life around her sons, daughter-in-law, and her grandkids.

Dedication for sure. Bravo Claudia. So this Mother’s Day, is a good time to remember my mother, and recognize Shirley and Claudia as real team players in their families. I’m also thankful on Mother’s Day for my own two kids Lily and Jim and that I’ve had the pleasure of being a mother and grandmother. And I feel blessed to be married to a great guy, Dick, who loves my children and grandchildren as if they were his own. Life is good.

planning for the future. Chris’s story is an example of hard work and determination. But it’s also an example of how programs like ReHire can help hardworking Coloradans get back into the workforce. Chris, like thousands of others across Colorado, was being left behind by the economic recovery. Without a recent work history or stable home, he was struggling to

connect to the labor force, even though he very much wanted to work. All he needed was the opportunity — which is exactly why ReHire was established. Through a bill I co-sponsored in the Senate last year, Colorado set aside $3.6 million to help Chris and those in a similar situation find work through ReHire. But it’s not just jobseekers who benefit from the program. By helping Coloradans who are down on their luck find paid employment, ReHire aims to ease the burden on public assistance while creating jobs, generating tax revenues, and growing the economy. In fact, jobs programs like ReHire can return as much as $4 to the local economy for every dollar spent on transitional employment. Because ReHire has been so successful, I was proud to introduce House Bill 141015 in the Senate. HB 14-1015 will ensure

funding for ReHire for another three years of operation, helping thousands of Coloradans get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. Chris’s story is remarkable — but it doesn’t have to be rare. By making smart, targeted investments in job training and career education, the Colorado legislature can have a measurable impact on Colorado unemployment — all while protecting scarce taxpayer resources. Chris knows that programs like ReHire can’t guarantee a job. But it can guarantee an opportunity. And for Coloradans across our state, ReHire makes sure that hardworking, determined individuals like Chris get a chance to get back on their feet. That’s a program worth investing in.

Mary Stobie is completing her memoir much of which involves motherhood, Hollywood and rodeo and horse shows. The memoir will include her best columns, stories and essays from the 1980’s to present. More will be revealed, stay tuned. If you are writing a memoir, please contact her for a future memoir writer’s group or just to talk about your experience writing your life story.

Helping Colorado get back to work Chris is an Army veteran who served his country proudly as an Air Borne Fire Direction Operator. He’s also a father. And in January of this year, after three years of unemployment, he was homeless. Determined to find work, provide for his family, and enjoy the opportunities he enlisted to defend, Chris came to Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) in Denver. RMHS was able to offer help through the ReHire Colorado Program, a joint effort with the Colorado Department of Human Services. ReHire is a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers, by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. By March, Chris had gone from living in a shelter to being employed full-time and earning just under $50,000 a year. He’s in stable housing, supporting his family, and

‘Once’ plays the Buell The multi-award winning Broadway musical “Once,” playing through May 18 at the Buell Theatre, is worth seeing at least twice. What started as a low budget Irish film has morphed into a stage musical in London, on Broadway and a national U.S. tour. I was not familiar with the show but knew I would, at the very least, like the music when I learned that it features the Oscar winning “Falling Slowly.” What a lovely song. The entire score is equally pleasing. In a few words, here is the plot: Guy (as he is called) meets Girl (as she is called) while he’s performing one of his own songs. She’s impressed with his raw talent and the passion she hears in his music. He is Irish and she is a Czech immigrant. Both are musicians and write their own songs. He is filled with angst since his girlfriend went to New York City. Girl lives with her young daughter and her mother. Girl’s husband has left them. Guy repairs vacuum cleaners and she sells flowers. They create music together and it’s easy to see that they are falling love. The show begins with audience members milling about the stage, buying drinks at the bar and chatting with cast members while other actors/musicians hold a jam session. The house lights are up and stay that way for some time. The fourth wall is down. The show is a wonderful blend of reality and fantasy. In the first scene, Girl’s broken “Hoover” magically appears on stage when she learns that Guy can repair it. For the majority of the play, all of the adult cast members are on stage. Each is an accomplished musician as well as a first-rate actor. The production is chock

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full of mesmerizing music. Instruments include guitars, a piano, a cello, an accordion and concertina, drums, and violins. Definitely not an easy cast to assemble but it has been done to near perfection. The ingenious choreography adds to the surreal element of this touching, bittersweet story. The music ranges from traditional Irish folk songs, to silly songs like “Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy,” to heartbreakingly tender ballads. The music is exquisite and the cast more than lives up to the challenges they are given. “Once” is now at the top of my “I must see this one again” bucket list. I’m so pleased to see that good musicals didn’t end with Lerner and Lowe. This is a fairly short run so get your tickets now. “Once” runs only through May 18 at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver. On May 18, the show will be ASL interpreted, Audio Described and open captioned. For tickets and information, call 303-893-4100 or visit the website at

Steven Ross Lusk, 50, passed away at his Denver home on April 21, 2014. Beloved son, brother and uncle born in Denver, CO to Richard C. Lusk, Canoga Park, CA and Carmen Lusk Bacigalupi, Arroyo Grande, CA. He also leaves his devoted siblings Lori (Lusk) Whipple, Long Beach, CA; Richard J. Lusk, Morrison, CO; and Terry Lusk, Petaluma, CA. Steve was dearly loved by five nieces and nephews, one grand-niece and two grand-nephews, whom he regaled with imaginative stories and sage advice. Steve graduated from Lakewood High School in 1982 and continued his education at Denver Institute of Technology, graduating in 1984 with an AA degree in Industrial Electronics Technology. Respected and admired for his friendly nature and

fierce dedication to his job, he held himself to high standards. His motto was “do it right, or don’t do it at all.” He was proud to consider many of his co-workers as close friends as well as friends he had known since childhood. An avid sportsman, Steve enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and riding his ATV in the mountains he loved so much. He was a gentle giant, nicknamed “Big Country” for his strength, kindness and contagious sense of humor. Steven Ross Lusk was loved by everyone whose lives he touched. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family would like to suggest a donation in his name to a charity of your choice.

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Shires touts firsthand experience By Amy Woodward

awoodward@colorado Jim Shires will be running against Jeff Shrader during the 2014 Jefferson County Sheriff primaries this June. A native of Oklahoma and resident of Wheat Ridge, Shires will be going into his 29th year with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in August. Shires, was promoted to sergeant since 2012, and promoted again to field training sergeant within six

months. His continued interaction with deputies and the general public is what gives him a better insight into the changes that are long overdue at the Jeffco Sheriff’s office, Shires said. “Understanding what the current job demand is because I’ve stayed connected with the job … helped me understand what the citizens want from their local law enforcement agency,” he said. “I’m the only candidate that’s made an arrest in the past 20 years.”

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combination of both of those which has caused morale to be as low as it is.” While working in the jails, Shires has seen numerous inmates who are afflicted with mental illnesses who are not receiving adequate treatment. In some cases, “chronic visitors” to the jail is common, with one inmate in particular being transported to a local hospital for self-mutilation two to even three times a day, Shires said. If elected, he plans to reach out to community mental health experts and centers that can assist in ensuring that inmates are evaluated properly and receiving the correct treat-

ment in the most appropriate place. “We as a community need to work together to ensure that these people are getting the help that they need in the most efficient manner.” George Mumma, Shires senior investigator for the Jeffco District Attorney’s Office, has been working closely with Shires to help develop and organize Shires’ priorities into a plan of action. Shires said he is looking forward to collaborating

further with Mumma, who has worked at the DA’s office for 20 years and was instrumental in creating a juvenile assessment center under former DA Dave Thomas. Shires, who calls Mumma his “right hand man” plans to bring him in as an undersheriff should the voters of Jeffco elect him as sheriff. “I’m not part of the establishment, I’m not a bureaucrat.” Shires said. “I pledged 28 years ago to give the best service I can and my pledge is stronger now than it ever has been.” For more information about Jim Shires, go to

Dennison’s global image Dennison’s DI team heads to next stage By Clarke Reader Tapping into the imagination is a key aspect of

getting further in life, and Dennison Elementary’s Destination Imagination 4th grade team is on the road to a global competition. The DI team, “DI Winning Masters” took second place at the Jeffco DI tournament and third place at

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the Colorado State DI tournament. They will be heading to Knoxville, Tennessee, May 20 through 25 for global finals. The team beat out around 290 teams, and is the only Jeffco team competing at globals. “We’ve had a team here at Dennison for around 20 years and everyone is really excited that the team has advanced so far this year,” said Principal Maureen Curits. “Destination Imagination is a great opportunity for kids to think creatively about problems.” DI is a nonprofit, volunteer-led educational organization with a Challenge Program in several categories — from technical and scientific to fine arts and improvisational — which encourages students to think outside of the box and use imagination and creativity to solve problems. Lynne Py, the team’s manager for the past three years, said that the variety of problems the students have to face really pushes them to work like a team and become leaders. “It can feel sometimes like they don’t get to use a lot of imagination in class, but it makes the mind work so much better,” she said. To make it to globals, the team competed in a Structural Challenge called

“The Tension Builds,” in which the team was required to build a structure, made out of only wood, glue and fishing line, that weighs less than 120 grams, is tested to hold maximum weight (hundreds of pounds) while sitting on a pyramid-shaped base, and is between 7.5 and 9 inches in height, according to information provided by Tara Sawinski, coordinator for the DI program at Dennison. The six-student team meets once a week, and is preparing for the final competition. “The competition is really interesting — you almost feel like you’re watching your little birds fly,” Py said. “The judges will try to trick and challenge them, so they have to be ready.” At the global event, Py said there will be around 13 other countries participating, with anywhere from 50 to 100 teams in a division and 1,400 total. “This is a huge deal, and I really hope the kids come away from it having met other teams and taking their critical thinking skills to the next level,” she said. “And of course, it should be fun.” For more information on Destination Imagination, visit

Reviving a master Lakewood artist’s first book looks at Van Gogh’s legacy By Clarke Reader As an architect and painter, Don M. Forst has always had an eye for detail. So, it’s almost no surprise that he can remember the exact date and time that he woke up with the idea for a book. “It was August 23, at around 5:35 in the morning, and I woke up with this idea to write about,” he said. “The idea is about great artists who die and their work goes up in value because their work is finite — but what if somehow these artists started painting again?” Forst spent the following year and a half working on his first novel, which has been released under the title “The Reincarnation of Vincent Van Gogh.” The book follows Mark Reed, an architect who gets into an auto accident, and suddenly finds himself obsessed with painting. He starts creating his own works, eventually leading to his art being displayed in a gallery. When people start to notice an uncanny similarity to Master continues on Page 9

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the work of Van Gogh, questions start being asked — could he be the famous artist returned in a new form? The value of Van Gogh’s formerly classic work starts to plummet, and collectors who invested in it are suspicious about Reed. What follows is a story of action, intrigue and mystery that examines artists lives and the impact on the art market. “Reed goes through a lot of questions about what does he do if this talent isn’t actually his own,” Forst said. “Van Gogh barely sold during his lifetime, so shouldn’t he receive the recognition he deserves?” Forst spent most of his career as an architect, retiring in 1998, but painting was always something he was interested in, and he kept with it during his career. In 1989,

he said, he started to receive some recognition for his work and has been featured in galleries all over the state ever since. “Writing was something I was never really that interested in, but once I started I’ve found that I really love it,” he said. “There’s a learning curve with the rewrites and everything, but I worked with a great editor.” Forst finds that writing is just like painting with words as opposed to colors, and really dove into writing the painting scenes in the book. He also did a a lot of research into Van Gogh’s life, and learned a lot about the master’s struggles. “He (Van Gogh) seemed the perfect artist for this, because he sold so little during his lifetime,” Forst said. “This was kind of a way to honor Van Gogh’s name and the sadness there.” Forst’s book can be found online at Amazon and at the Tattered Cover bookstore.

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West Metrolife Landess about to mosey along 7News anchor Mike Landess has decided that 50 years in broadcasting is enough for one lifetime. Sometime in late summer, Landess will hang up his earpiece, according to a story posted on the 7News website. “We’ve been talking about it for a couple of years and hitting that 50-year mark seemed like an appropriate time to do it,” Landess said. In 1977, Landess arrived in Denver and anchored along-side Ed Sardella at KUSA for the next 16 years. Landess went on to anchor at WXIA in Atlanta during the Summer Olympics and then to WTTG in Washington, D.C., where he covered the 9/11 attacks. He returned to Denver and 7News in 2002, where he has worked as primary anchor of evening newscasts since. Landess has been honored with more than two dozen Emmy Awards — including five for Best Anchor. He has earned five Edward R. Murrow Awards and contributed to the winning of a Peabody Award in 2013 for wildfire coverage. Landess was inducted into the Heartland Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in 2008.

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How Jane got her groove back The Edge’s latest examines sex, loneliness By Clarke Reader

creader@colorado There are times when seeing the phrase “inspired by a true story” can be a death knell for creative story telling, but with the right story, “truth is stranger than fiction” can take on a whole new meaning. Jane Juska’s play, “A Round Heeled Woman” — which is based on her book called “A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance” — takes audiences on a true story of her adventures through sex, romance and loneliness. “A Round Heeled Woman” is playing at The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, through this weekend. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. The titular woman is Juska (Jan Cleveland), a 66-year-old divorcée who has decided she’s been without any affection in her life for too long, and puts an ad in The New York Review of Books. “Before I turn 67 — next March,” the ad reads, “I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.”

IF YOU GO WHAT: “A Round Heeled Woman” WHERE: The Edge Theater 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood WHEN: Through May 18 Friday and Satuday - 8 p.m. Sunday - 6 p.m. COST: $20 advance, $22 at the door INFORMAITON: 303-232-0363 or Juska received 63 replies, from men between the ages of 32 and 84 and the play tells the true story of some of the encounters that follow. “It’s a really interesting show, I think. On the surface it is about an older woman who hasn’t had any kind of physical romance in a long time,” said Cleveland. “But I think it’s really about loneliness and trying to find someone to fill a void in you.” Cleveland is joined on stage by Suzanna Wellens and Deb Hultgren as The Women and Bob Byrnes, Gary Crow-Willard and Scott Shuster as The Men. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Gless toured with the show from 2009 through 2012, and The Edge’s production is the first outside of that tour.

“Round Heeled” is also Clevland’s first time playing at The Edge. “The Edge is the place to perform in town for actors,” she said. “Rick and Patty (Yaconis) are taking both new and classic works and drawing some of the best talent around.” Cleveland said that since Jane is the main character, she is never off stage, and so she started working on the show in February. “Jane has all these shifts in the play, so it’s my job to take the audience on her journey,” she said. “She has really difficult issues with her family, and so that affects her behavior a lot.” While Cleveland describes the play as mostly a comedy, she said that the play explores all emotion, from hysterically funny to some deep sadness. Physical affection in elders is something that doesn’t get discussed much in contemporary society, but if nothing else, Cleveland said she hopes audiences leave the show with a greater understanding of the loneliness that many face. “It hit me before the show how littler older people get hugs and things like that,” she said. “Jane has a line where she wonders if she has received all the touches and caresses she’s going to receive in her life, and that is a scary thought.” For more information, call 303-2320363 or visit

Say it ain’t so, Glo! Veteran radio host extraordinaire Gloria Neal, who’s been splitting her time between the “Gloria Neal Show” on AM 760 radio from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and her gig on the 6 p.m. news team on CBS4 weekdays, posted on her Facebook page that as of Tuesday, the radio show’s plug has been pulled. Here are some excerpts from her FB post: “The Gloria Neal on AM 760 is no more. Clear Channel is completely changing the format. The official announcement has not been made as to what the format will be, but none of current hosts will be on the new station. However, you will still be able to find me on CBS4 in the evenings ... “There are no regrets, no hard feelings and no animosity. Every listener has enriched my life — whether you agreed or disagreed with me; whether I introduced you to `Mr. Click’ or gave you your first `Honey Hush’ it was all worth it.” You go, Glo!

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Much-lauded chef Troy Guard (TAG, TAG Raw Bar, TAG Burger Bar, Los Chingones, Sugarmill, Guard and Grace) is moving his TAG Raw Bar concept from Larimer Square to Lowry, according to a story in Westword. In its stead, Guard plans to “re-concept” the TAG Raw Bar space on Larimer Square to a less expensive yet-to-benamed restaurant. (The rap I’ve heard against Guard’s Raw Bar is that while the food is delish, the tab is tall.) The old TAG Raw Bar will close on July 1 and reopen as its reinvented self on or

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INSPIRing local art offerings 4th annual Lakewood event offers variety By Clarke Reader

creader@colorado For its fourth year, Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts department will display a variety of arts from all mediums for INSPIRE Arts Week. The events will be hosted from June 4 through June 14 and will feature an array of more than 30 free and discounted programs from organizations all over the city. “This year we have 17 partners, including some favorites like the Lakewood Symphony,” said Lorene Joos, arts programming curator with the city. “It’s really exciting how much this has been building over the past few years.” Participating organizations include Anam Cara Living Arts Studio and Gallery, 40 West Arts, The Edge Theatre, Classical Ballet of Colorado, Valkarie Gallery and

IF YOU GO WHAT: INSPIRE Arts week WHEN: June 4 - June 14 LINE-UP: INFORMATION: Contact Arts Programming Curator Lorene Joos at 303-987-7844 or lorjoo@lakewood. org. Studio, Lakewood Sister Cities, and Rockley Music Center. Among the free events for this year is the Lakewood Symphony’s open rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the Lakewood Cultural Center and 40 West Arts’ “Rolling Route 40 — The Hubcaps Art Exhibit,” which opens on Friday, June 6 and celebrates Colfax’s past as the main drag. “The city’s annual Rockin’ Block Party, (5-11 p.m., Saturday, June 14, at Lakewood Heritage Center) is always a big favorite,” Joos added. One of the things that is being highlighted this year is the growth of Belmar’s



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Block 7 art district. Joos said that it has become a real powerhouse for creativity in the area, with new galleries like Valkare and Diagnosisart! moving in. Diagnosisart!, 445 S Saulsbury St., will be hosting a free grand opening, 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 6. The gallery specializes in using anatomy as art, and so Penny Oliver, the owner of the gallery, said she occupies a very special niche. “We’ll be offering classes to show people how we do what we do,” Oliver said. “We want to get these studios well known in the community, because we really love the space here.” To spread the word about the galleries in Belmar Block 7, there will be a free art walk of all nine galleries 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 6. For a complete listing of events and to purchase tickets, visit Inspire, or visit the websites of the participating organizations. For more detailed information, contact Joos at 303-987-7844 or lorjoo@lakewood. org.

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Jeffco doubles up on doubles finishes Cherry Creek wins 5A title, Cheyenne Mountain wins 4A By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@colorado DENVER - 5A Jeffco’s Ralston Valley finished as the sixth best team in the state, finishing the state tournament with 15 team points. Credit the Mustangs’ No. 4 double pair of junior’s Adrien Horowitz and Hayley Weidmann who defeated Arapahoe’s Natalie Betts and Bria Busta 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for a third place finish. Cherry Creek won the 5A team title finishing with 83 points and Fossil Ridge finished second with 51 team points. Arapahoe finished third with 47 team points. In 4A Jeffco D’Evelyn finished tied as the state’s eighth best team with seven teams points. And 4A Jeffco’s best finish also came out of another No. 4 doubles team as the Jaguars’ team of senior Julia Oblack and freshman Maggie Hime beat Valor Christian’s Emilie Benedict Jackie Pettet 7-6, 6-4 to claim third place. Cheyenne Mountain won the 4A state team title with 80 points, finishing in front of second place St. Mary’s Academy with 53 points, just three points ahead of third place Kent Denver. Individual 4A results: No. 1 singles: Championship: Kalyssa Hall, So., Cheyenne Mtn. def. Alex Weil, Jr., St. Mary’s Academy (6-3, 7-6) 3rd place: Alex Middleton, Valor Christian, Sr. def. Sarah Schoenbeck, Pueblo West, Fr. (62, 6-0) No. 2 singles: Championship: Delaney Nalen, Sr., Kent Denver def. Daniella Adamczyk, So., Cheyenne Mtn. (6-3, 6-3) 3rd place: Suzy Xiao, St. Mary’s Academy, Sr. def. Megan Londa,

Lakewood junior McKenna Thomas gets pushed way back behind the baseline but still manages to return a quality shot during the 5A state tournament Thursday at Gates Tennis Center. Photo by Daniel Williams Niwot, Sr. (6-2, 6-0) No. 3 singles: Championship: Caitie McCarthy, So., Pueblo West def. Maeve Kearney, Fr., Kent Denver (7-6, 6-3) 3rd place: Jessica Metz, Cheyenne Mountain, So. def. Jami Albert, Niwot, Jr. (6-0, 6-0) No. 1 doubles: Championship: Casey Ahrendsen, Fr., Ally Arenson, Fr., Cheyenne Mtn. def. Lauren Richards, Sr., Maura Derr, Jr., Niwot (6-4, 6-3) 3rd place: Maddy Shelton, Sr., Cathryn Harper, Jr., Eaton def. Elizabeth Smedley, Jr., Rachael Prokupek, Jr., Kent Denver (6-4,

5-7, 6-4) No. 2 doubles: Championship: Tory Louis, Jr., Claire Dibble, Fr., Cheyenne Mtn. def. Jisyasa Sharma, Sr., Rachel Haas, Sr., St. Mary’s (6-1, 3-6, 6-1) 3rd place: Haley Miller, Sr., Karen Sigg, Sr., Eaton def. Olivia Bansky, Sr., Sophia Hsaio, Sr., Kent Denver (6-3, 7-6) No. 3 doubles: Championship: Megan Dibble, Jr., Chelsey Geisz, So., Cheyenne Mtn. def. Tempel Haifleigh, Jr., Lily Rogers-Masamori, Jr., Kent Denver (6-4, 6-2) 3rd place: Nonie Viel, Sr., Emma Lerner, So., Niwot def.

Emily Harper, So., Courtney Leafpren, Fr., Eaton (6-2, 6-0) No. 4 doubles: Championship: Kate Melberg, Sr., Julia Chowdhury, Sr., St. Mary’s def. Frauke Aumann, Jr., Geya Kairamkonda, Jr., Niwot (16, 6-1, 7-5) 3rd place: Julia Oblack, Sr., Maggie Hime, Fr., D’Evelyn def. Emilie Benedict, Sr., Jackie Pettet, Jr., Valor Christian (7-6, 6-4) Individual 5A results: No. 1 singles: Championship: Tate Schroeder, So., Arapahoe def. Rebecca Weissmann, So., Loveland (6-4, 6-3) 3rd place: Gloria Son, Cherry

Creek, So. def. Bria Smith, Denver East, Sr. (6-3, 1-6, 6-2) No. 2 singles: Championship: Natalia Dellavalle, Sr., Denver East def. Natalie Munson, So., Fairview (6-0, 6-0) 3rd place: Kaitlyn Motley, Fossil Ridge, Sr., def. Julia Mannino, Cherry Creek, Jr. (6-4, 6-4) No. 3 singles: Championship: Madeline Roberts, Jr., Cherry Creek def. Emma Jo Wiley, Jr., Fossil Ridge (6-2, 6-0) 3rd: Claire Cox, Ponderosa, Fr. def. Kaye Johnson, Denver East, Sr. (4-6, 6-0, 6-3) No. 1 doubles: Championship: Rachael Scheber, Sr., Mia Hoover, Sr., Cherry Creek def. Shelby Mavis, Sr., Andrea Motley, Sr., Fossil Ridge (6-2, 6-3) 3rd place: Brooke Jacks, Sr., Nicole Eiten, Sr., Highlands Ranch def. Abigail Kruz, sr., Natalie Sloboth, Fr., Arapahoe (6-3, 6-2) No. 2 doubles: Championship: Hanna Fernley, So., Jessie Murphy, Jr., Cherry Creek def. Sam Penhale, Jr., Nicole Newell, Sr., Fossil Ridge (6-2, 7-5) 3rd place: Caroline Berzins, Jr., Laura Wells, Jr. Denver East def. Allison Snyder, So., Sarah Shortall, So. (6-3, 6-4) No. 3 doubles: Championship: Laura Wilms, Sr., Bridget O’Brien, Sr., Arapahoe def. Sarah Grace Walker, Jr., Phoebe Mackenzie, So., Cherry Creek (6-2, 6-7, 7-6) 3rd place: Taylor Toepke, Sr., Tara Teslow, Jr. Fossil Ridge def. Risa Eck, Jr., Lucy Sherman, Fr., Ralston Valley (6-2, 6-7, 6-2) No. 4 doubles: Championship: Kara Lee, Sr., Jessica Diamond, Jr., Cherry Creek def. Ellie Savage, Fr., Carolyn Roberts, So., Fairview (6-2, 6-7, 6-4) 3rd: Adrien Horowitz, Jr., Hayley Weidmann, Jr., Ralston Valley def. Natalie Betts, Jr., Bria Busta, Sr., Arapahoe (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)

D’Evelyn claims championship Both 4A and 5A Jeffco stronger than they have been in years By Daniel Williams dwilliams@coloradocommunitymedia. com ARVADA - Jeffco’s D’Evelyn (4A) dramatically won the 2014 Jeffco League Championship meet beating Lakewood (5A) by a single point Saturday at Meyers Pool. The Jaguars beat the Tigers 635 to 634, followed by third-place Chatfield (523 team points), fourth-place Pomona (410 points), fifth-place Ralston Valley (408 points) and sixth-place Wheat Ridge (323 points). D’Evelyn was league champs in three events, which included Jake Sbarbaro winning the 100 fly in 52.01 and Daniel Graber winning the 100 breast in 58.05. In addition, the Jaguars won the 200 medley relay in 1:38.19. Chatfield won a pair of events which included Santana Garcia winning the 50 free

in 21.98. They also won the 200 free relay in 1:29.07. But perhaps the best overall individual performance came from Lakewood’s Aaron Sett who won both the 200 free in 1:44.00 and 500 free in 4:39.77 — a new league record. Pomona also won a couple events, including Keegan Foulke winning the 200 individual medley in 1:53.12. The school also won the 400 free relay in 3:16.26. Ralston Valley’s Addison Coen was league champion in the 100 back, winning the event in 54.61. Arvada West’s Ryder Pittz won the 100 free in 48.92, and Standley Lake again had the league’s best diver as Trent Kindvall won the one-meter 379.65. Wheat Ridge’s Andy Franks took third in the one-meter with a score of 367.45, narrowly edging out Lakewood’s Colin Shira with his total of 366.65. Bear Creek’s Spencer Shaffer took second in the 100 free with his time of 49.02, finishing just in front of the Jaguars’ Alexander Moreland (49.19). Pomona’s Sean Connolly finished just behind Sbarbaro and Garcia in the 100 fly at 53.40, finishing just moments in front of Green Mountain’s Ethan Schick’s time of

Jeffco swimmers line up and prepare to launch themselves into the water during the 200 free relay Saturday at the 2014 Jeffco League Championship meet at Meyers Pool. Photo by Daniel Williams 54.11. Standley Lake’s Jonah Staton finished as runner up in the 200 free with a time of 1:47.44 and the 500 free with a time of 4:50.53.

The 5A Jeffco qualifiers for state will participate Friday at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center. The 4A state qualifiers will compete Friday at Edora Pool Ice Center.

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Jeffco three still in 4A baseball 5A Arvada West and Columbine not as lucky By Daniel Williams ARVADA - While a couple Jeffco powers fell and will not participate in the Colorado state baseball tournament, other Jeffco teams proved their worth and will have an opportunity to make a run at a state championship. 4A Jeffco’s Wheat Ridge, Green Mountain and Evergreen won their districts and qualified for the eight team state tournament field. Teams in 5A Jeffco weren’t as lucky as only Chatfield qualified for the 5A state tournament bracket. That’s because Arvada West and Columbine were both upset-victims, falling to low-seeded underdogs. The No. 6 seeded Wildcats, who went on a historic run through their league

to win a 5A Jeffco crown, was completely shocked by No. 27 Horizon, falling 5-4 Saturday in their opening district game at Arvada West High School. A-West was looked at as a team that had the goods to potentially win a state title, but perhaps its emotional and incredible run to end their regular season left them spent for the playoffs. Columbine, a No. 4 seed who many picked to win a state title, was also victimized, with No. 13 Chaparral beating the home team 12-3 Saturday at Columbine High School. Ralston Valley and Bear Creek were the last two district qualifiers who failed to qualify for the state tournament. The No. 15 Mustangs were beat by No. 18 Castle View 8-2 Saturday at Regis Jesuit High School. The No. 26 Bears were ousted by No. 7 Rocky Mountain 11-0 Saturday at Rocky Mountain High School. D’Evelyn was the only 4A Jeffco district qualifier

who failed to qualify for the state tournament, after falling to No. 14 Skyline Saturday at Valor Christian High School. However, the attention now turns to the Jeffco teams who did qualify for state. No. 5 Green Mountain surprisingly is seeded higher than No. 6 Wheat Ridge after their impressive districts performance. The Rams beat No. 21 Elizabeth and No. 5 Pueblo East to advance, while the Farmers beat No. 27 Denver South and No. 22 Pueblo South. Green Mountain will now face No. 4 Niwot Friday at 12:30 p.m. at All Star Park. Wheat Ridge will face No. 3 Valor Christian Friday at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Trail High School. No. 8 Evergreen will face No. 1 Palmer Ridge Friday at 10 a.m. at All Star Park. Jeffco’s last shot at a 5A state title, Chatfield, is the 5A brackets top seed. They will play No. 8 Cherry Creek Friday at 10 p.m. at All-City Field.

Wheat Ridge rolls but big test awaits By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@colorado LAKEWOOD - Winning another 4A state lacrosse championship might just be a formality for Wheat Ridge but it still has two opponents to beat to hoist another trophy. The top-seeded Farmers rolled through two playoff opponents last, week opening the state tournament with a 19-1 victory over Denver South Wednesday at Trailblazer Stadium. Wheat Ridge had five multi-goal scorers and overwhelmed South with its championship offense. The Farmers scored seven second quarter goals fueled by junior Dima Makarov who scored five goals and assisted on another. Wheat Ridge senior John Roach also was an offensive monster scoring three goals and adding two assists. And three different Farmers’ goaltenders combined to stop four of five shots on goal. Forty-eight hours later Wheat Ridge defeated Cheyenne Mountain 10-5 Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. The Farmers were pushed by the Indians in the first half and led only 5-3 at halftime. However, Wheat Ridge scored four goals in the third quarter and created a cushion which Cheyenne Mountain could not overcome. The Farmers will now face No. 5 Aspen in the semifinals Wednesday, with No. 2

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Wheat Ridge senior Scott Moore delivers an outlet pass that would eventually lead to a goal during the Farmers’ 19-1 playoff victory over Denver South Wednesday at Trailblazer Stadium. Photo by Daniel Williams Ponderosa and No. 6 Steamboat Springs playing each other in the other semifinal. But before Wheat Ridge can think about participating in another state title game it must first get past Aspen, who could very well be the field’s best chance at bringing down the Farmers. The Skiers (15-2, 8-1 in league) actually have one more win than Wheat Ridge this season and is a offensive juggernaut scoring 247 goals this season — 18 more goals than the Farmers and the most in the entire state. Aspen also has a stout defense and comes into the game riding a five-game winning streak, scoring at least 16 goals in four of the five. Despite one more game to play if Wheat Ridge beats Aspen, this game could prove to be the best two teams in the state, playing one round early.

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Gov. John Hicklenlooper prepares to sign into law three new bills that will help Colorado prepare for an “unpredictable” wildfire season, as Sen. Gail Schwartz looks on. The governor, along with several state and federal fire agency representatives gathered Monday, May 12, at Centennial Airport to sign the legislation which will authorize nearly $20 million to expand the state’s firefighting fleet. Photo by Deborah Grigsby Smith

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Martines in the vehicle. After several commands to exit Martines did so, pulling a handgun from his waistband and pointing it at two officers. Both officers fired at Martines, striking him twice. Martines fell to the ground, still in possession of the handgun. After refusing many commands to drop or let go of the weapon, officers used less than lethal ammunition or “bean bag” rounds to knock the weapon from Martines’ hand. He was placed in custo-

dy and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds. After he had been placed in custody and upon further inspection, it was discovered that Martines’ handgun was an Airsoft handgun. Airsoft weapons are extremely detailed replicas of actual weapons but fire a type of pellet. Martines’ wounds were determined to be non-life threatening, the department’s statement said. He was treated and later released to detectives to be interviewed. Martines was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on four outstanding warrants. Added later were charges stemming from the incident including felony menacing, domestic violence, third degree assault and harassment.

the biggest and most diverse districts, and has a great reputation with students, and I want to be a part of it.” At the beginning of his term, Witt announced he did not want to put Jeffco in a situation similar to Douglas County, which has experienced contention with the teachers’ association and lawsuits over school vouchers. The naming of McMinimee as the superintendent finalist sends the opposite message, according to critics. “It’s very concerning,” said Jonna Levine, co-founder of Support Jeffco Kids, a community organization formed to inform Jeffco residents about the board of education’s actions. “This is all very disappointing, and I think the community is going to be disappointed. This is the most important decision the board is ever going to make and, they’re (the finalist) from Dougco.” The choosing of a superintendent comes at an important time for Jeffco, as the district is currently in mediation with the Jefferson County Educators Association (JCEA) after negotiations broke down earlier this year. “I value teachers and what they bring to the district,” McMinimee said. “It’s about partnership and working with teachers to have the best possible people in the classroom.” In the 2012 negotiations with Dougco, McMinimee was the lead negotiator for the district, which put in about 100 hours working with associations to come to an

agreement on a majority of issues. In that situation, the board ultimately decided to end the contract with the associations. McMinimee, a former teacher, said while he respected the Dougco board’s decision, it isn’t what he would like to see happen in the future in Jeffco. “We’re all on the same team, and we’re working towards having the best possible outcome we can have,” he said. “The team is bigger than the individual and we are aiming for the same thing, and that’s to have great experiences for 85,000 kids.” Witt said, “Dan is a strong leader and will focus on academic achievements set by this board. He is not bringing any other agenda, and he will do the right things for Jeffco. He is a traditional superintendent with strong ties to Jeffco. The two districts are in no way tied in their approaches, and we will continue to work to propel the district forward.” Prior to moving to Dougco, McMinimee worked for the Salem-Keizer School District in Salem, Oregon, as a principal, teacher and coach. McMinimee’s selection was approved on a 3-2 vote, with Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk voting in favor, and Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman opposed. McMinimee would replace former superintendent Cindy Stevenson, who retired in February. The board of education is expected to make the final appointment on May 24. “I’m looking forward to the community engagement,” McMinimee said. “Talking about who I am, where I come from, what I bring to the table, meeting the community, hearing their concerns and celebrating Jeffco schools and all the good things happening in Jeffco.”

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• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •

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

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Hands on Cleaning

Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month Call Gloria 303-456-5861 Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

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Call Rick 720-285-0186 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

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All types of electrical work & repairs



Front Range Handyworks

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• Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Decks & Pergolas • Drainage Solutions • New Plantings • Landscape Lighting • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Concrete Work • Clean-ups & Plant Pruning

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$$Reasonable Rates On:$$ *Trash Cleanup*old furniture mattresses*appliances*dirt old fencing*branches*concrete *asphalt*old sod*brick*mortar* House/Garage/Yard clean outs Storm Damage Cleanup Electronics recycling avail. Mark 303.432.3503 AFFORDABLE HAULING You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

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Services Plumbing




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

Rocky Mountain Contractors

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

Fully Insured Stump Removal We grind DEEPER CHEAPER!

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That amazing brain of yours deserves the highest-level of care.

St. Anthony Hospital is proud to offer the highest qualified team of experts to treat strokes. We are an award-winning Comprehensive Stroke Center with specialists available 24/7 to provide unparalleled care and the latest treatments and expertise to minimize brain damage and handle even the most complex stroke cases.

Know the signs of stroke so you can act F.A.S.T. FACE: Ask the person to smile.

Does one side of the face droop? ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Is one arm weak or numb?

SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is speech slurred? Is the sentence repeated correctly? TIME: If the person shows any of these signs, call 911 immediately!

Always call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke.

Find out if you are at risk for a stroke at We are part of Centura Health, the region’s leading health care network. Centura Health complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or service on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual preference, ancestry, age, familial status, disability or handicap. Copyright © Centura Health 2014

Take steps toward great health.

Join us for STEPPING ON. A free community program to help older adults reduce fall risks and maintain independence.

Experiencing a fall can result in injuries and can shake your overall confidence about getting around. That’s why we offer this FREE program to learn more about how to reduce fall risks and live life to the fullest. Come for yourself, or bring a loved one.

St. Anthony Hospital’s Injury Prevention program will host these FREE seven-week sessions: July 3 - August 14, 2014 October 9 - November 20, 2014

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Classes will be held each Thursday. Register now, space is limited.


St. Anthony Education Center, EMS Pre-Hospital Classroom 34 Van Gordon St., Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80228

We are conveniently located across Union Blvd. from St. Anthony Hospital, with free parking.

For more information or to register for a Stepping On class, contact Vicky Cassabaum, RN at 720-321-8973 or You

may also register online at Centura Health complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care or service on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual preference, ancestry, age, familial status, disability or handicap. Copyright © Centura Health 2014

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