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Gov. John Hickenlooper is joined by other legislators to sign SB14-194 at the Pierce Street DMV. Photo by Clarke Reader
A shorter wait at the DMV Dreams really do come true Pastor Reg Cox, from the Lakewood Church of Christ, speaks at the celebratory event for the Foothills Field of Dreams project. Photos by Clarke Reader
Hickenlooper visits Lakewood to sign SB14-194 By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com The department of motor vehicles is certainly not the most glamorous place to have a bill signing, but it was the most fitting for the work Gov. John Hickenlooper and others came to do. Hickenlooper, Sen. Pat Steadman (DDenver), Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver) and Rep. Cheri Jerou (R-Evergreen) were joined by Barbara Brohl, executive director of the Department of Revenue, at the Pierce Street DMV in Lakewood on June 5, to sign a bill aimed at reducing DMV wait times. SB14-194, also known as the “Driver’s License Fee Allocations” bill, changes DMV funding in the hopes of creating a 15-minute wait time. Brohl described the bill as a major step forward in the modernization of the DMV, allowing for two consecutive online driver license renewals, granting the Department of Revenue fee setting authority within defined parameters, and consolidating cash funds for administrative efficiency. “Given all that goes on here at the DMV, this is the perfect place to sign this historic bill,” Brohl said during the signing. “The positive impact it will have on how the DMV does business will help all of Colorado.” The DMV received funding to enhance staff coverage during peak hours, expand office hours, provide additional training, and expand online appointment scheduling statewide. This will assist is reaching the governor’s vision of average 15 minute wait times at Driver’s License offices. “This all goes a long way to streamlining and cutting red tape here (at the DMV),” Hickenlooper said. “It will help us
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Field of Dreams project celebrates progress By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com It may not be heaven just yet, but the Foothills Field of Dreams threw a thankyou event to celebrate everyone who worked to make the dream a reality. On Tuesday, June 3, Foothills Elementary staff, Lakewood civil leaders and community members all gathered to toast to the completion of one stage of the journey and the preparation for the next. “We’re very excited that this project is finally going to come to fruition,” principal Susan Borzych said. “When the field is finally done our students will have the chance to have gym class outside for the first time in a long while.” The fields at the school, located at 13165 W. Ohio Ave., have not been updated in decades and cannot be safely used by the students. Thanks to fundraising efforts by the school and community, the project received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), which will pay for $339,090 of the $450,000 project. The school had to raise the remaining $148,000 on its own. In addition to the fields being rebuilt, there will also be a resurfacing project done on the nearby playgrounds and fencing, benches and landscaping will be installed. The project got started in 2011 when Reg Cox, pastor of Lakewood Church of Christ, and the Lakewood Pastor Group — which is made up of pastors from 16 different churches — had a meeting to hear about local schools’ needs. That meeting started a chain reaction that lead to the decision to focus on Foothill and getting something done about the fields. “When the church is working well it’s really good at bringing people together with a common purpose,” Cox said. “For this we were able to bring leaders together for the good of the neighborhood.” Leaders like Mayor Bob Murphy and Ward 4 councilmen Adam Paul and David Wiechman got involved in the project in
The fields at Foothills Elementary haven’t received any kind of upgrade for decades and are badly in need of work.
The seeds of the Foothills Field of Dreams project started in 2011 and will finish around October of this year. different ways. “We went to our churches and got collections to help out the school,” Paul said. For Wiechman, the project is in line with the kind of projects that made him interested in politics in the first place. “For me this is more of a culmination of a lifetime of these kinds of things,” he said. “The community demonstrated how they’re able to step up and get things done.” Murphy said that first meeting where he was able to hear all the stories about the local schools’ needs remains one of the most powerful meetings he’s ever at-
tended. “This project is so meaningful to the community for so many reason and what a prototype for involvement has been created here,” he said. According to Borzych, groundbreaking will be on Aug. 15 and will hopefully be finished around the end of October. “I think this could become a new kind of model for other neighborhoods,” Paul said. “If we can get this rolling at other schools, watch out.” For more information visit www.foothillsfieldofdreams.com.
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Earning trust begins with love Have you ever tried to take away a food bowl from an eating dog? If you do not have a relationship with that dog built on love and trust, anyone who has attempted this can surely share their pain and probably even show you the bite scars left behind as a lesson that was probably never forgotten or repeated. As most of you know by now, I typically write this column each week based on a recent event or observation. Well, my above-mentioned reference came from a personal experience with my own dogs yesterday. With the thunderstorms and hailstorms I had gotten delayed and tied up away from home longer than anticipated. So by the time I had arrived home to feed my little guys, they were starving for sure. I filled and placed their bowls into their familiar spots and they hungrily started devouring their food. They were so ravenous that they soon pushed their partially eaten bowls under the counter and were trying to eat with their heads tilted sideways to reach their meals. Without hesitating I leaned over and gently pulled their bowls out from under the counter,
they never missed a bite, never growled or snarled, and I could swear I caught a little thankful glance from both puppies as they comfortably continued eating. Now I know many of you reading this have dogs and love them dearly, and you receive that same love in return with every walk, cuddle, lick, and shared meals and snacks. But I also know many people, myself included, who have made the mistake of petting a dog, taking away food, or moving too fast only to be bitten. I actually had a hungry German shepherd take a bite out of my cheek once as I was eating a cupcake; apparently he liked chocolate cake and vanilla frosting, too, and silly me for not sharing.
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As I thought about my own dogs, though, I was reminded that earning trust, building trust, and maintaining trust takes time and commitment. I have had my dogs for more than four years and have loved on them and spoiled them just like many of you do with your own pets. And then I thought about it a little deeper — what about my family and friends? Have I put in that same level of effort of spoiling and loving on them to earn and build that trust? And yes, loving on them to build that trust could include some “tough love” to avoid one-sided love or one-sided commitments. I am reminded of the old question, “How often should we tell our spouse we love them?” Many people try and answer this in several ways, “Every day,” “As often as you can,” “Ten times a day,” and other very close guesses. The real answer is this, “Before someone else does!” Well what about our other family members and close friends, how often should we tell them we love them? How about our customers, how often should we tell them we love them? And what about our employees and even employers, would it make sense to ask
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comply with the Real ID act as well.” The DMV also received funding for Colorado DRIVES, the DMV’s IT capital construction request. This project will replace both the antiquated title and registration system and the driver’s license system, which will increase efficiency and allow for better communication. “The DMV has been due for a make over for a long time, and we will see some
ourselves how often we should tell them we love them? And the answer to all of the above is, “Before someone else does.” There are many ways to earn, build and maintain trust, like consistent and honest communication, respect, gratitude and appreciation, and so many more. And there are certainly too many more to cover in one brief column. But love, mutual love, demonstration of love, unconditional love, appreciation of love, and pure love would be an awesome place to start as we look to earn, build and maintain trust. It will also provide us with some protection from small bites and big bites, as we may have to move that proverbial bowl of food from time to time from someone very close to us, whether they are the four-legged kind or human. I would love to hear your “tail” or “tale” of love and trust at gotonorton@gmail. com. And as we fill our days with both, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of www.candogo.com.
real improvements in the coming years,” Steadman said. Duran highlighted the importance these changes will have in making it easier to get IDs and for Gerou the bill represented a fitting completion for her time in office. “This is my last bill signing, and it makes sense because this is one of the first problems I saw when I was elected, and now we’ve addressed it,” she said. Brohl added that the process of bringing the wait time to the desired 15 minutes will take time, but people should eventually see some serious wait time reductions.
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LAKEWOOD nEWs in A hurry SLBA hosts annual rummage sale
The South Lakewood Business Association has scheduled its annual rummage sale for Saturday, June 14. This is one of two fundraisers that SLBA does to raise money for scholarships for students at Alameda And Bear Creek High Schools who are attending college in the fall. This year’s recipients are Khoi Pham, Hunter Stafford and Tianna Peters. Donations are needed for the rummage sale, as well as shoppers. The sale will be held on the northwest corner of Wadsworth and Jewell from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call SLBA President Kate Van Fleet 303-396-9635.
RRCC Fine Woodworking staff and students will provide 10-minute mini workshops on painting and gluing techniques at the event, and then will help participants make their own art creation using 12”x12” squares of wood. The individual squares will be put together to create a larger piece of art, ultimately creating a visual representation of participants’ community. Refreshments and awards will be provided, including a grand prize of a three-credit hour class at Red Rocks Community College, a $400 value. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Michael Regier at 303-724-9066 or michael.regier@ childrenscolorado.org or Donna Dixon at 303-333-2606.
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Ward 1 hosts human trafficking meeting
Faculty and students of RRCC’s Fine Woodworking department are participating in the Sickle Cell Art Creation Day on Saturday, June 14, at Redline Art, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. This free event, co-sponsored by the Colorado Sickle Cell Support Group and CU’s Sickle Cell Treatment & Research Center provides patients between the ages of 12-26 a day of selfexpression and community support, as well as raising public awareness of the condition.
City council members Ramey Johnson and Karen Kellen are hosting their Ward 1 meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday June 28, in the old City Council chambers in the Police Administration building, 445 S. Allison Parkway. Lynne Johnson-Director of Human services will be speaking on Human Trafficking. Residents of all wards are invited to attend the discussion.
Belmar hosts pets event
Belmar Dog Days + Cats Too!, is an
event designed to get pets ready for summer in partnership with the Foothills Animal Shelter. The event will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 at Legacy Park, 500 S. Teller. As part of the summer celebration in Belmar, all dogs and cats (and their owners) are invited to this free morning event which includes pet vaccination, pet licensing, and an opportunity to visit with local pet experts. Guests will receive free coffee and breakfast as live music plays in the shaded park. Please bring pet’s vaccination records to the event and visit foothillsanimalshelter.org for fees and list of services.
Registration open for fishing tournament Bear Creek Lake Park is holding its annual Trout Fishing Tournament from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. This is a boat or shore team event, and one team member must be 18 years or older. Registration required, deadline is June 16. Registration fee is $60 per team. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, with additional chances to win prizes from Whole Foods and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
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The Final Push Is On to Get Jeffco5 Measure on November Ballot
By JIM SMITH, Realtor ® I have written before about an important petition drive that is underway to put a measure on the November ballot increasing the size of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners from three to five. Let me give you a sense of why you should care about this structural change and why you should sign the petition to let the voters decide. None of the three County Commissioners needs to concern him or herself with your local issues, because you are one of 545,000 constituents. Yes, each commissioner supposedly represents onethird of the county, but the entire county votes for all three commissioners. That is the same way our School Board members are elected. They have five members, each representing one-fifth of the county, but all five are elected “at large” by the entire county. That is what made it possible for a block of three ideologically identical
members to be elected at once, because they had the exact same constituency. That’s not smart. Imagine if our seven-member Colorado congressional delegation was elected statewide instead of by the one-seventh of the state they represent. How much do you think your congressman would need to care about your issues? That’s the situation we have with our Board of County Commissioners (BCC). But it’s worse than that. Since there are only three commissioners, two of them constitute a quorum, and under Colorado’s “open meeting law,” a quorum of any elected body may not meet or discuss any issue with each other except in a meeting open to the public and announced in advance! Only by enlarging the BCC to five members can we make it legal for them to talk with each other! Under our state constitution, any county that attains a population of 75,000 or more may increase the size of its board of county commis-
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creader@colorado communitymedia.com Collaboration almost always leads to good things, particularly when it comes to providing people with mental health services. Jefferson Center for Mental Health celebrated its partnership June 5 with the Seniors Resource Center and Mental Health Partners and the announcement that the Senior Reach program is now recognized as a National Evidence-Based Program through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). “This national recognition opens all kinds of doors for us,” said Teresa Legault, project director of Senior Reach. “This is about all of these different groups coming together to provide a vast variety of services for seniors in need.” In the Senior Reach program, community members are trained to identify and offer outreach services
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to at-risk independentliving older adults. According to Legault, these community members can be anyone who notice a senior who may be having hard time, and these people refer the seniors to Senior Reach, who call to see if assistance is needed. “About 93 percent of seniors we reach out to take services,” Legault said. “We train more than 2,000 people a year to participate in this Senior Reach program.” The program is in Jefferson, Gilpin, Broomfield and Boulder counties, and will soon be spreading to Araphoe and Douglas counties. This project was spearheaded by Vicki Rodgers, principal investigator with Senior Reach, and she worked hard to get other groups to collaborate on the project. “We are now one of 330 evidence-based programs in the country,” she said. “It has taken eight years of working to get to the this point.” Rodgers said that there are a lot of steps to go through to receive the NREPP standing, including collecting outcomes and being able to replicate the program, which Senior Reach did in Kansas. There
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was also an independent evaluation of the process to make sure everything was running smoothly. “We’re going from science to service and that takes a long time,” she said. “In doing this we’ve created a community of top partners all working together to make sure no one is doing any thing redundant.” Harriet Hall, CEO of Jefferson Center, said partnerships like this are incredibly crucial for mental health services, and it is a great start to getting information out to residents. “We are much greater than the sum of our parts,” said Barbara Ryan, CEO of Mental Health Partners. “When we say it’s community health, we mean it.” John Zabawa, CEO of Seniors Resource Center said that Senior Reach is a natural fit for the kind of work done at the resource center, and he is excited to see this become an integral resource for the community. “The best thing about Senior Reach is we provide hope,” Legault said. “We’re a grassroots group that talks with seniors, not to them.” For more information, visit www.seniorreach.org.
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Board turns down proposed agreement Majority votes to go into fact finding with teacher negotiations By Crystal Anderson
canderson@colorado communitymedia.com Among howls and catcalling in the board room and heavy tension around the board table, the Jefferson County Board of Education moved into fact finding with the Jefferson County Education Association June 5. In a 3-2 vote by the board majority (Newkirk, Williams, Witt), the memorandum of understanding (MOU), an agreement both the JCEA and the district’s negotiating teams agreed to on May 8, was not approved, taking the process to factfinding. “The contract states that if we don’t complete the mediated agreement, we move to fact finding and that’s where we are and so we’ll proceed with fact finding,” Jeffco Board President Ken Witt said. “Well, we hope to get an agreement where we’re able to compensate the teachers, our effective teachers in the classrooms, and to substantially agree on the items that have been discussed and come up with a plan that best works for this district.” The agreement was not approved after both Witt and Board Secretary John Newkirk cited language disagreements and the lack of performance-based pay reductions for underperforming teachers in the document. Following that decision, the board did approve an agreement with the Classi-
fied School Employees Association (CSEA) — including school office staff, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and maintenance — which incorporated step increases for those employees. Fact-finding will take the proposed teacher MOU to a third-party neutral source, where they will make findings of fact and possible recommendations to the board. During the process, both parties may delve into the contract, line by line, and present evidence to the fact-finder. According to the district’s Chief Financial Officer, Lorie Gillis, this is a lengthy process, depending upon the amount of evidence presented. A timeframe is yet to be determined. Thursday’s decision was the first time an agreement was not ratified by the board of education throughout the district’s decades-long relationship with JCEA. “Tonight’s decision marks the first time ever in the history of Jefferson County Public Schools that a Board voted to not ratify a tentative contract agreement with educators after their negotiations team signed off on that agreement,” JCEA President John Ford said in a press release. “Unfortunately, their decision to break with history leaves the future of our negotiations uncertain.” The MOU holds a large percentage of funds currently within the budget. While it’s unlikely fact finding will be completed before the district is required to adopt an annual budget, the board can set a placeholder for compensation. Throughout the discussion, audience members were calling out, exclaiming ‘Sign it’ and shouting their disapproval of the decision. While a step in a direction she didn’t want to head, Wheat Ridge 5-8 Gifted and
Governor vetoes road transparency bill Retains parts of measure, signs executive order By Vic Vela
email@example.com A bill that sought more scrutiny of the teaming of state and privately-backed road projects has failed to make it any further than Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk. Senate Bill 197 — a bill that would have provided greater oversight and t r a n s p a re n c y for privatepublic road construction Report partnerships — was vetoed by Hickenlooper on June 4. However, some of the bill’s intent survived. The bill — a response to grumblings over the US 36 road project process — would have required any public-private partnership “P3” project that exceeds 35 years to be approved by the Legislature. It also would have required a Colorado Department of Transportation board to hold public meetings throughout any road project process and keep the Legislature and other local elected officials informed along the way. The $425 million, 50-year US 36 project, which will widen the lanes of the highway and incorporate toll lanes, received a great deal of criticism by local residents who felt
as though the P3 contract was too secretive and that they were kept out of the loop on key parts of the project. Hickenlooper supports the part of the bill that sought greater transparency and signed an executive order that requires the state to improve “accountability, transparency and openness” of CDOT P3 projects. But the overall bill, which he said contained “unworkable provisions,” was vetoed. Hickenlooper issued a statement, saying that he took issue with parts of the bill that required legislative go-ahead for projects that exceed 35 years and other features that “inappropriately constrains the business terms of future P3 agreements.” “These constraints on business terms would create a chilling component on future transactions, making investors unlikely or unwilling to bid on Colorado projects due to the increased risks this process would generate,” the governor said. Hickenlooper’s statement was accompanied by a list of 48 persons or local government entities that called on the governor to veto the bill, including many business organizations. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, a bill sponsor, said she was disappointed with the governor’s decision, but that the executive order means that her effort did not go for naught. “I hope we can build on the transparency piece so that we can move toward figuring out a way to figure in oversight,” she said. “We’ll work on this again. I don’t think this is a black and white issue.”
Talented Teacher, Lisa Lee, said she’s optimistic fact finding may be a direction that will benefit Jeffco’s teachers. “I’m very disheartened at the attitude towards teachers by the board majority,
and nothing can take that away. I am heartened by the fact, that it’s facts. It’s not emotions; it’s not vitriol, or political agenda. Facts are unbiased, and the facts are in our favor.”
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A real education revolution “When you want to do something new, you have to apply the physics approach. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics.” Have you ever heard the name Elon Musk? He is described by the editors of T.E.D. Talks, from which the above quote originates, as a “serial entrepreneur,” the intellectual force behind Tesla automobiles, Solar City, and Space X. That quote is him explaining how he is able to do so many unique things: it’s not that he’s brilliant in his field (which he is), it’s that he goes through a different thought process than most in his creative process. I have often thought that the real genius of Albert Einstein wasn’t any particular brilliance of knowledge—he is actually rather famous for being a poor student. I think his first brilliance was in rejecting the framework all of his peers were busy trying to prove, and setting about in a completely new direction. Special Relativity wasn’t the result of doing what everybody else was doing, only better — it was something completely different. That sort of “different” is what I think
is missing from most of our conversations about education these days. We’re in the midst, right now, of a giant, ugly power struggle between the forces of the education status quo and the forces of education reform here in Jefferson County. Or, so everybody on either side of the debate would have you believe. But, in reality, most of the debate seems to be centered around (a) the role and rewards of teachers in the system that’s been handed down through the decades, and (b) whether a handful of new schools should be encouraged to operate at the outskirts of the system and be given the resources to do so by the system. I say “Big Deal.” Neither of these, which is causing SO much drama and tension, is
actually different thinking, a new process of the sort that Musk or Einstein achieved. Teachers and teaching, with or without the usual perks, will look very much the same either way next year. And walk into any charter school and you’re likely to see a student body working very efficiently at something that looks almost exactly like traditional schools. This is not “new” or “counterintuitive.” You want to get into a serious debate about actual education reform? Try making the case that schooling shouldn’t start until age 7. That’s how they do it in Scandanavia, and, increasingly, parents are already opting in that direction by delaying the enrollment of their children (mostly boys) by a year. Is there a good case to be made for this? Sure — the increased maturity of a 7-year old versus a 5-year old makes that first year a whole different beast. And what’s stopping us from doing this, across the board? Well, surely the general revolt from the community, who is ready to stop paying for daycare at age 5 and send their kids off to new daycare . . . er, I meant, kindergarten. Because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” (And that’s
not to disparage Kindergarten—I’m saying that’s how many in the public see it). What about rethinking our entire approach to the first four years of school? Right now, a first grade classroom looks a lot like a sixth grade classroom, except that the kids get one additional recess. Does this make any sense at all, either developmentally or pedagogically? Of course not. How can we fix it? I’ll get into some ideas for that in other columns, but, for now, speaking of recess, let me leave you with this: schools in Finland, which right now are the envy of the Western world, give their younger students almost three times as much “recess” as we do in America. It turns out that children’s brains get stronger when children play. And some people actually design their schools around what’s good for kids, not what’s good for politicians. Something to think about. 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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My husband and I volunteered in the Jeffco Public Schools for about 20 years in every grade level as we raised our children. We supported the teachers and principals and were there for students. We did everything from shelving books in the library or grading papers to chaperoning dances for middle schoolers to leading the booster program for marching band. We were on accountability committees, helped get a middle school option program started, tutored students in math, science, geography and writing, chaperoned school trips, and baked cookies. Also we’ve supported the schools with our tax dollars for over 30 years. We supported rises in taxes meant to benefit the schools. Recently, we pulled back that support back because of the tough economy and what we saw going on at Jeffco. Apparently, other taxpayers agreed with us because they sent three reform-minded members to sit on the school board. What have these volunteers encountered? Rudeness, disrespect, lies, smears, attacks. Union members have acted like juveniles at public meetings. They’ve
heckled speakers and board members; flipped off or shouted down taxpayers; and waggled their fingers in the air like occupiers. It feels like they’ve turned on the people who have been their supporters, like my husband and myself. But, we still love teachers and principals and students. Please, can we just talk to each other like adults? Tell the union agitators to respect the will of the voters and return the conversation to what’s best for students. Caryn Boddie. Lakewood
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I can’t see a need to add two more Jefferson County commissioners to help run Jeffco. Two more won’t improve government in Jeffco, only add to the cost of county government, by $200,000. Why do we need five county commissioners when the present three seem to be doing a good job of running the county? Adding more leaders to government doesn’t make for a better government, only a more costly and confusing one. Michael Lantz, Lakewood
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Upgrading into quite a dilemma I am embarrassed by my elation. I am elated – over the top overjoyed – because I have just acquired a new vehicle, a small 4-year old low-mileage SUV. When I found out that my even smaller and much-higher-mileage all-wheel-drive hatchback needed major repairs that included brakes, clutch, belts, and engine work to the tune of half what the car was worth, I took a leap of faith and got this one. This vehicle is safe(er), runs great, and will hold my bikes. I got a good deal on my trade-in and, after looking at several used cars, this one made sense. I have to admit I like a solid-feeling vehicle with a clock that works and brakes that don’t shudder at every stop sign. Who wouldn’t? This truck – I always call an SUV a truck – also has the works, tricked out with a moon roof (whatever happened to calling it a sun roof?), a sound system so complicated I may never figure it out, and
alloy wheels that are I hear are desirable. It also has active torque control (I don’t even know what that is), and second row seats that slam down via a lever when I open the back to load my bikes. I certainly don’t need all this stuff, but given its low mileage and great condition I chose this vehicle over a used base model. I haven’t opened the moon/sun roof yet or tried out the sound system, and I have no idea if I’m using active torque … I see an hour with the owner’s manual in my very
near future. The reason I am embarrassed is precisely because I have come to enjoy some of extra features beyond what is necessary for safe and reliable transportation. Add to this the fact that now I’ve become concerned about it as a “thing,” a possession that makes me nervous the moment I pull out of the garage. You may have read in this space that I’ve spent the last couple of years divesting myself of “things,” paring down my belongings to mostly those that have meaning for me – my mother’s chair, my grandmother’s bureaus, artwork from my travels. I’ve learned to let go of both possessions and baggage such as outdated beliefs and long-held resentments. I’ve also stopped mourning things I have lost – a pearl earring, a favorite book of poetry – as well as those that have broken or worn out. And, yes, I was elated to own some of these “things.” So if I’ve
already come this far, what is it about my new-to-me truck that has me apologizing for its charms? It’s not a question of whether I “deserve” such luxuries – that’s a First-World debate for another column. Rather, it may be the idea, and now the reality, that I own something with bells and whistles I didn’t necessarily need but now would be distressed to lose, the notion that I have become attached to a “thing.” On the other hand, perhaps the meaning I’ll assign to it over the years will become one of comfort and convenience, as well as safety and reliability. It’s a paradox I’ll have to learn to live with. Andrea Doray is a writer who is looking forward to reinstalling her permanent “Share the Road” license plates to replace the paper one in her back window. Contact her at email@example.com.
letter to the editor Moving forward with pride I was one of the 60-plus who did not get a chance to speak during public comment last night, despite being signed up. So, I’m submitting my prepared 2-minute comment, which I would have preferred to share directly and in person with the Jeffco School Board, here: New superintendent Dan McMinimee has said publicly that he understands our district needs to heal. Meanwhile board members Ken Witt and Julie Williams continue to pick at the scab by making divisive social media posts and doing nothing to promote transparency. I believe Mr. Witt intentionally wants to drive a wedge between Mr. McMinimee
and the community, so that Mr. McMinimee will not feel empowered to advocate for what is right — things like holding this board accountable to board policies and state laws. I believe it was Mr. Witt’s intention all along to put forth just one finalist to avoid any public vetting of candidates. This does not help Mr. McMinimee be successful. I believe Mr. Witt was researching superintendent candidates well before it was appropriate — we’ve heard rumors about Mr. McMinimee being groomed for this job, even chosen before the search began. Mr. Witt’s actions give credence to these rumors. Again, this does not help Mr. McMinimee be successful. Add to that Ms. Williams’ Facebook
post noting that the, quote, “Reform minded board members and Dan McMinimee need your support today.” I’m guessing Mr. McMinimee would prefer to avoid that kind of co-branding. Earlier in the post, Ms. Williams warns her followers that their voice might, quote, “be drowned out by the progressives.” How is this even remotely in keeping with Policy GP-08, Board Member Covenants, which says that “Board members commit to communications that build MUTUAL expectations and TRUST.” From the moment you were sworn in, there has been distrust and chaos in our district. We are becoming a joke in the metro area, around the state and even
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Rose Ann Seals, 87, joined our Lord and Savior on June 7, 2014. She is survived by her 4 children, John Steven Lunsford, Ronald Lunsford, Morris Seals and Deanna (Seals) Paul. She is also survived by her grandchildren: John Lunsford, Rawni Lunsford, Chayne Paul, Christopher Cooprider, Michael Paul, Grant Cooprider, Jake Seals, Garrett Seals, Seth Cooprider, and Kyle Seals. She is predeceased by her parents, Charles Vanderbilt Souther and Josephine Southers and her siblings George, Gene, Peggy, and Sue. She moved to Colorado in the late 1950s, first to Grand Junction, then Morrison and finally Lakewood (Green Mountain). She worked for the U.S. government at the Bureau of Mines, OPM, and WAPA and graduated from Red Rocks Community College. As a longtime resident of Green Mountain, she enjoyed quilting, crafts, fishing, camping, cooking, cowboy movies, and her grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, June 13 at Advantage Runyan Stevensen Chapel at 6425 West Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226. Viewing at 12 with service at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
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June 12, 2014
Tancredo proud to be out of step `Not the traditional Republican candidate’ By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Over the years, Tom Tancredo has been called an extremist and a racist and countless other pejoratives. And, most recently, a fellow Republican in a crowded GOP field looking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said that a Tancredo nomination “spells disaster for Colorado Republicans.” Tancredo has heard it all before. “I would like to think that there is a pretty significant chunk of the constituency out there who say they support Tom Tancredo because there’s not necessarily an issue as there is an attitude that they happen to like,” Tancredo said during a recent and far-reaching interview with Colorado Community Media. “I’m not afraid to say the things that I say and do the things I do in terms of public policy and I’m someone who has a wellhoned view on these things.” If there has ever been a lightning rod in Colorado politics, it’s Tancredo. A former congressman who represented the state’s 6th Congressional District for 10 years, Tancredo has made a political life out of taking polarizing — and sometimes eyebrow-raising — positions on key issues. And, deciding in 2010 that Dan Maes wasn’t an appropriate choice for the Republican nomination for governor, Tancredo waged a third-party candidacy against
Hickenlooper and finished in second place, well ahead of Maes. Tancredo’s views on issues may come as a surprise to some. He supported Amendment 64, which legalized retail marijuana sales in the state. And Tancredo said in the interview that he doesn’t have a problem with gay marriage, but hopes there is a way to protect those who hold religious convicTancredo tions against gay marriage from having to perform ceremonies. “It’s not my relationship of choice but ... I don’t care what people do,” he said. Tancredo, a resident of Lakewood, is familiar with the issues that he’ll have to deal with as governor. He supports hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” but understands the concerns among certain communities that would like more control over drilling that occurs in their towns. Tancredo used his support of legalized marijuana as example of that balance. “I supported Amendment 64, and one of the reasons I did so was the fact that it provided local control,” he said. “Local communities have a right to say no to establishments if they want. I have that same sort of gut-level reaction to this fracking thing. I can support fracking, but I can also support local control, depending on how it looks, how it’s framed.” Tancredo holds the same philosophy when it comes to education. Tancredo, who worked in the U.S. Department of Education during the administrations of
Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, doesn’t believe in a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching kids. “The idea of one kind of system, no matter how well-intentioned the people who are in it … the idea that that system can accommodate all the kids in the state is a misinterpretation of the phenomena of education,” he said. Tancredo doesn’t like much of what Hickenlooper has done in office. But he was especially angered by the governor’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve to Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Tancredo entered the governor’s race after Hickenlooper’s decision, which neither commuted nor went forward with Dunlap’s execution. “I just wish that whatever he did was based on some heartfelt and well-thoughtout position on it, based on, I don’t know, whatever,” Tancredo said. “To say I don’t know what good it would be (to execute Dunlap) ... I think that does not speak well of his integrity.” But the issue Tancredo is known for here and at the national level is illegal immigration. Tancredo is a hard-liner on this issue and some of positions — such as his support for erecting a fence along the Mexican border — concerns some GOP members who worry that the party is already in trouble with Latino voters. In a recent op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who is also running for governor, said that a Tancredo nomination “spells di-
saster for Colorado Republicans.” And a Gazette editorial called on Gessler and Mike Kopp to drop out of the race to make it easier for former Congressman Bob Beauprez to defeat Tancredo. Tancredo believes that those fears are misplaced. And his views on illegal immigration haven’t changed, regardless of the fact that Latinos are growing in electoral strength. “A Republican candidate, any Republican candidate, no matter how pro-amnesty or moderate they are on the issue, however you want to describe it, will get about 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. That’s it,” Tancredo said. “It doesn’t change whether it’s John McCain or Tom Tancredo. “I assure you this, that if all those folks who are coming across that southern border were coming in here and voting Republican, there’d be a wall on that southern border 2,500 feet high with broken glass on the top. Because the issue is political. It’s political, but it’s not racial. That’s the thing that’s important. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing about this issue that has anything to do with race. It is geographic and economic.” Tancredo is not a run-of-the-mill Republican - and that’s exactly why he believes he’s the best guy win back the governor’s mansion for his party. “The only reason why I’m doing this is because I think I can win because I am not the typical Republican candidate,” Tancredo said. “If you run a traditional candidate and a traditional campaign, you will have a traditional outcome — and that is we lose.”
‘Honey badger’ fights for nomination Gessler raises more money than rivals By Vic Vela
email@example.com Scott Gessler is proud to be nicknamed after a ferocious weasel. A few years ago, Democrats started calling the Republican secretary of state the “honey badger,” stemming from a viral YouTube video about the tenacious African mammal. The video’s narrator says that the honey badger always gets what it wants and “has no regard for any other animal, whatsoever.” Gessler — a Denver resident who is often at odds with Gov. John Hickenlooper and other Democratic officeholders — wears the honey badger moniker as a badge of honor. “Because I stand up on principle and people aren’t used to seeing that,” Gessler said in a recent interview. Gessler hopes that Republican primary voters will reward his work as secretary of state and his fighting personality when they head to the polls to select their nominee for governor on June 24. And he believes he’s the right candidate for Re-
publicans to put up against the incumbent Hickenlooper. “Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a moderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.” Democrats see Gessler as an easy target for attacks in a general election, mainly over his ethics concerns. Last year, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission found that Gessler violated state rules for spending about $2,000 of state money for attending a Republican event in Florida. “The ethics commission is fundamentally corrupt,” said Gessler, dismissing the claims against him. Gessler believes that the commission is made up of Hickenlooper-friendly appointees who pick on Republicans while going easy on Democrats. Gessler’s work as secretary of state has also received criticism. Gessler was accused of disenfranchising minority voters when his office sent letters to some registered voters to show proof of their citizenship. He also wants Colorado to adopt a policy that requires voters to show photo ID. Gessler becomes particularly annoyed when people accuse him of being obsessed
with voter fraud, in spite of evidence that it doesn’t occur very often. “I grew up in Chicago, so don’t tell me it’s overblown,” Gessler said. “Yes, I know, in Colorado we are so pure it can never happen here. I’ve got all those arguments. We are just so pure in Colorado. We are superior human beings than anywhere else and nothing wrong can ever happen in Colorado. That’s bull----. That’s bull----. Gessler The fact of the matter is we are human beings just like everywhere else and we have a capacity for good and evil just like anyone else.” Gessler took over as secretary of state in 2010 after defeating Democratic incumbent Bernie Buescher. He touts that he is the only Republican running for governor who has won a statewide race. And lately, his electability argument is being backed by money. Gessler has outraised his GOP rivals for two consecutive fundraising periods. On the issues, Gessler “understands people’s concerns” over hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” but supports the practice, saying, “if we didn’t have oil and
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gas in Colorado, we’d be dead in the water.” On education, Gessler would like to see more school districts adopt pay-for-performance models for teachers — a controversial method that has been taken up by the school board in Douglas County. And Gessler would like to see students have more choices in the schools they wish to attend. “When you do have that competition among schools and they have to attract students through excellence, rather than geography, that helps a lot,” he said. Gessler believes that gun-control legislation that was put in place by the Democratic majority last year “is a lot of money and lot of expense for very little benefit.” In true “honey badger” style, Gessler isn’t afraid to take on fellow Republicans. He believes that selecting Tom Tancredo as the GOP nominee would “spell disaster” for the party. And he recently came out with a TV ad that warns voters against picking candidates like Tancredo and Bob Beauprez, who have lost gubernatorial bids in the past. Gessler believes his personality and his tenacity will pay off. “I’m honest about who I am and what I’m about and I explain my principles and I don’t back down,” he said.
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June 12, 2014
Beauprez comes back for second chance Hopeful says hometown wrong about fracking By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Beauprez wants voters to think of John Elway before casting their ballots in the Republican gubernatorial primary later this month. Beauprez lost a 2006 gubernatorial bid to former Gov. Bill Ritter by 15 points. While he has received the support of key figures in the GOP establishment — recently, he received the support of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney — others have wondered if it’s a good idea to let a guy who lost so badly eight years ago be the state party’s standard-bearer again. When asked in a recent interview why voters should give him another chance, the former congressman reminded Denver Broncos fans that second chances can pay off. “(It’s the) same reason why people who saw John Elway lose that Super Bowl so badly still bought tickets and rejoiced when he finally won one,” Beauprez said. “I’m not John Elway and I’m no Peyton Manning, but I do have a life of experience and success and some of that life experience is making mistakes.” Beauprez said he has learned from
mistakes made during the “painful trial of 2006,” a year that was not good for any Republican, but for him especially. But Beauprez hopes that voters give him a clean slate when Republicans head to the polls for the June 24 GOP primary. Beauprez, a Lafayette resident, grew up on an area dairy farm before becoming a successful banker. He was elected to Congress in 2002, representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District for two terms before running for governor. Beauprez believes he is the man among a crowded field of Republicans who can defeat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in the fall. And Beauprez believes there are a number of areas where Hickenlooper is vulnerable, Beauprez including his “horrible” leadership on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Hickenlooper — a pro-fracking geologist — has hoped that all sides of the fracking debate can find agreement on key issues prior to initiatives being put on the November ballot that would allow communities to have more say over oil and gas drilling. The governor said last month that the ballot measures could have “draconian” results, but Beauprez said Hickenlooper has brought this problem upon himself
due to “failed leadership.” “This issue didn’t just happen,” Beauprez said. “It’s been seven years in the making. Every single year the state government has imposed more regulations on the oil and gas industry. It’s death by 1,000 cuts and now all of the sudden he says it’s draconian. Well, he’s invited it.” Beauprez believes that fracking is a safe practice that benefits the state economically. “Fracking isn’t as complicated if you let science guide the policy ... not myths and hyperbole and a social agenda,” he said. That viewpoint is at odds with residents of his hometown of Lafayette, the majority of whom voted to support a citywide fracking ban in 2012. “This isn’t the first time we’ve voted based on emotion and that’s what this is,” he said of communities that have placed moratoriums on the practice. On education, Beauprez, like other Republican candidates, believes that parents should have more choices available as to where they send their kids to school. He also believes that there should be property tax relief for parents who teach their children from home. And, if elected governor, Beauprez said his wife Claudia will head an initiative that would provide books to parents after children are born so they “can read to a child before they get to school.” Beauprez is particularly concerned about reading scores among schoolchil-
dren in Colorado and believes that the education system needs to be reformed. “Do we want to fund education? Sure, everybody does,” he said. “But the problem is, we keep saying it’s for the children yet we keep failing the children. And when is somebody going to say enough?” Like other Republicans, Beauprez is pro-death penalty and believes that Hickenlooper made a mistake last year by not going forward with the execution of Nathan Dunlap — the man who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Beauprez, coming from a business background, believes that government rules are harming businesses and, if elected, would work “to get anti-business regulations of our books.” Beauprez understands that Democrats have a demographic advantage at the state level. The majority of women and minorities — especially a growing Latino voter base — have rejected Republican policies during recent statewide elections. But Beauprez believes such loyalty “hasn’t paid off.” “And I’m looking forward to taking the fight to a Democratic incumbent governor and calling him on that and offering a better solution, better leadership,” he said. “Opportunity in this country was never just reserved for the precious few. It was supposed to be opportunity for everybody ...”
Kopp hopes vision pays off with voters People feel they’ve been forgotten, candidate says By Vic Vela
email@example.com It makes sense for a guy with the least amount of name recognition among a crowded field of Republican candidates for governor to spend time with Coloradans whom he believes have been considered an afterthought. Recently, Mike Kopp kicked off a six-day bike tour called “We are Colorado.” The tour covered 436 miles across the state and focused on places that aren’t called Denver or Boulder. Rather, Kopp rode around and talked to folks in places like Lamar and Holly. “It’s a reflection of the fact that so many people around the state feel like they’re forgotten,” Kopp, a resident of the Golden area, said in a recent interview. “It’s the elites in the city, and in Washington and on the East Coast, who make the decisions for them, and they’re the ones left picking up the pieces for big government decisions.” Kopp believes that Democratic-led policies — particularly gun-control legislation and renewable energy mandates on rural electric cooperatives — have angered
those who live in lightly populated parts of the state. “The sentiment out there is largely that you’ve got a party in Denver and the Democrats seem to pay more heed to Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg as opposed to the values of our own state,” Kopp said. Kopp believes his message will resonate with Republican voters, who on June 24 will select their preferred candidate to match up against Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this fall. Kopp is a former state Senate minority leader, having represented Senate District 22 from 2007 through 2011, when he resigned after his wife, Kimberly, died of cancer. He has since remarried. Prior to holding office, Kopp served in the Gulf War as an Army Ranger. In April, Republican state assembly-goers gave Kopp the top line on the GOP primary ballot. That surprised many political observers, seeing as how Kopp’s name isn’t as well-known as his three opponents: Tom Tancredo, Bob Beauprez and Scott Gessler. But name recognition doesn’t matter to Kopp. “I’d certainly put my record up against any of my opponents in this race in that regard,” he said. Kopp is a “firm believer” in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” saying that the
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ownership of mineral resources is “a sacred right.” “So we now have a bunch of ballot initiatives out there that would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for energy producers to get this property that they own,” Kopp said. On education issues, Kopp, who served on the state Senate Education Committee, said that students are not being tested properly. He said that assessment tests miss the point when they evaluate the results after the school year, after the student has already moved on to the next Kopp grade. Kopp said it would be better practice to provide teachers and students with “real-time information on a child’s academic trajectory,” so adjustments can be made during the school year. Kopp also wants to give school districts more flexibility in deciding how teachers are paid and kept. “There is no grater factor in education than the quality of the teacher and I think it’s critical that our policy reflects an ability to pay excellent teachers more money,” he said. “And we should have the ability to fire teachers that are failing the kids.”
Kopp is also highly critical of Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. “This is just kind of typical of the way the governor tries to handle these sticky issues, by creating a new, gray scale,” Kopp said. “The governor should have made a decision. I would have set the execution date.” Kopp holds conservative views on many issues, including abortion. He is an unapologetic pro-life Republican. But, while that may work to his advantage in a Republican primary, recent general elections have shown that when reproductive rights are made a key issue in a campaign, Republicans fall short. But Kopp said his message is bigger than just one issue. “It’s funny because the Democrats have had the same sort of playbook year after year,” he said. “It’s something they tried a lot on me in 2006. I made the main theme in my race the idea of fighting Washington, defending freedoms and empowering people. “I have a very high regard for life and embracing life, but the bigger issue is what you offer to our state that helps the greatest amount of people, and that’s what my campaign has been about.”
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Jeff Shrader 1) Name three qualities a sheriff should have and how they relate to your character. Leadership, fairness and integrity. Jeffco’s next sheriff must be an experienced leader; one who is committed to safety, and defending the rights of the individual and our constitutional freedoms. He must have a proven ability to safeguard the public’s trust and resources. My leadership experience is proven and has been visible. I treat people with honesty, dignity and respect, and I listen. I stand on principles and use those to guide decisions. I am straightforward in my approach and effective in getting the job done. This is how I live. This is how I will serve as your sheriff.
2) What experiences have prepared you to become sheriff? My 30-year career with JCSO began with an assignment to the jail. My first promotion was 25 years ago. I have served in all divisions of the department and have successfully led each as: Chief of Patrol and Investigations leading all public safety operations. Chief of Detentions administering the 1,400 bed county jail.
Chief of Support Services administering the sheriff’s $90-plus million budget. I am a trustee and past chairman of CCOERA retirement program ($1.3 billion in assets). I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy and other command, management and leadership training programs.
3) Name your top three priorities if elected. I will run the Sheriff’s Office effectively and efficiently to best ensure that Jefferson County is kept safe by: Streamlining command staff positions to best allocate valuable resources, and diligently working to recruit and retain the best and brightest deputies utilizing the most effective and efficient means possible, and appropriately compensate employees. Fighting to keep our kids safe, in school and out, and placing additional resources in our schools. Collaborating with public safety partners to regionalize appropriate services to reduce duplication and taxpayer burden.
4) What community outreach efforts will you make to connect effectively with residents? Educational and informative
articles “From the Sheriff” will be distributed to local papers and HOAs. Social media will be used to inform and educate. Liaison deputies will be assigned to engage with communities and businesses regarding issues/concerns going on in those areas. Community resource officers will be present at neighborhood and community events to promote engagement. Citizens who provide assistance to JCSO through volunteerism, solving crime, or in times of crisis will be formally recognized. In times of crises, both formal notification systems and robust social media efforts will be used to inform and instruct. And, I will be present.
5) Rate the performance of the Sheriff’s Department during the past four years on a scale of 1-10 (10 being excellent) Explain. Jeffco residents have every reason to be proud of their Sheriff’s Office. Exceptional men and women serve in it. I rate JCSO at 8.75. As reflected in citizen engagement surveys, national accreditations, and reputation amongst peers, JCSO is highly-regarded.
Shrader Courtesy photo Overall crime from 2009 to 2013 has reduced by 8.2 percent in unincorporated areas. And, JCSO has been a leader in addressing situations with mental health afflictions. While JCSO has been effective
in its mission, deputy attrition is an issue that must be addressed. I will work diligently with my staff and the commissioners to address this so that Jeffco remains safe.
Jim ShireS 1) Name three qualities a sheriff should have and how they relate to your character. Unselfish — Serving citizens first, employee needs next and my concerns last. Enthusiastic — A sense of duty and honor allows me to lead by example. Integrity — Is first and foremost the basis of providing law enforcement services. 2) What experiences have prepared you to become sheriff? I started working at age 14; I spent my formative years learning teamwork, responsibility and accountability. Having worked in different divisions and units during my 28-year career, with the Sheriff’s Office, These areas must work together to be successful. Knowing the demands of today’s society and the expectation on law enforcement is critical. I’ve controlled overtime cost and ensured the job was completed without compromising quality or safety. I was elected president and treasurer for the largest Public Information Officer’s organization in Colorado by using my skills.
3) Name your top three priorities if elected. Budget — I have identified
millions of dollars within the current budget that can be better utilized and provide the community with the Sheriff’s Office they deserve. We will not ask the taxpayer for more money until every dollar is accounted for and spent efficiently. School safety — The Sheriff’s Office will train any school employee in ways to ensure student’s safety. If any Jefferson County School employee from the Superintendent, to teachers, or even the school board wants to become a Reserve Peace Officer, we will train them for free. Defend the Constitution and serve the community — We must protect our rights and freedoms as outlined by the U.S. Constitution or very soon we may not have them. Helping the community to promote responsibility and understanding of our rights is vital. 4) What community outreach efforts will you make to connect effectively with residents? I will reinstate the Citizen’s Academy to promote partnership with the community. The “Coffee with a Cop” program will be more accessible to the citizens so they get to know their deputies. I, and my command staff, will be visible and available on
weekends, holidays, evenings and nights. We will be in the field doing our jobs, not just working from the office. An involved and effective Citizen’s Advisory Panel, focusing on the objective of making the Sheriff’s Office the best possible is important. 5) Rate the performance of the Sheriff’s Department during the past four years on a scale of 1-10 (10 being excellent) Explain. 2010 - 8.5: The Sheriff’s Office was considered an elite agency where men and women desired to work. There was pride in wearing the “green shirt.” 2011 - 7.5: Service and programs were starting to be affected or eliminated due to budget issues and internal strife. Employees were somewhat content but enthusiasm began to suffer. 2012 - 7: Employees began seeking jobs at other agencies more than ever before. Response times to calls increased. Overtime costs escalated and moral suffered. These factors had a dramatic effect on service to the citizens and businesses. 2013 - 6: While employees were still doing the best they can, their internal drive seemed devastated. Many employees told me
Shires Courtesy photo they hated coming to work. Integrity and personal reputation is what kept them going. A new direction is what the Sheriff’s Office needs. I entered
this race, at great personal and professional expense, to make change for the better. The people of Jefferson County deserve better and we will deliver.
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of a forest is one of the larger shows The Edge has produced. Robert Kramer, a favourite at The Edge, will be directing “Cock,” by Mike Bartlett. “I’m very excited about this play, which is a tremendous story about relationships,” Kramer said. “There is nothing conventional about it — there are no sets, no props. It’s a great opportunity for four actors to involved audiences in a way they haven’t been before.” Nora Ephron’s final work, “Lucky Guy” will be the fourth play of the season, and tells the story of journalist Mike McAlary. John Ashton will be directing the show. “I was a journalist during the exact time that the play takes place, and really delves into the great days of newspapering,” Ashton said. Edward Albee’s blistering play about a married couple tearing each other apart, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is the season’s classic production, followed by Angela Astel’s production of Hilary Bettis’ “American Girls.” The fall — and seventh show — will be “Woman In Mind” by Alan Ayckbourn. The final show of the season will be selected from the On The Edge festival of plays: Exit Strategies by Jeff Neuman, Italy by Michelle Berdanis or Tales from the Peacetime Army by Frank Oteri. “Every year The Edge’s seasons get better and better,” Ashton said. For more information, visit www.theeproject.org.
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WHAT: “Unbound” WHERE: Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada WHEN: Through Aug. 31 Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - 1 to 5 p.m. COST: Free INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or arvadacenter. org/galleries
veryone’s perceptions of reality is different and fluid, and only bound to the perceptions that each individual brings along with them. The Arvada Center’s latest exhibition highlights the way different artists unbind themselves from reality and create a new one for themselves and their audiences. “Unbound” will be on display at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., through Aug. 31. The galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m. “We wanted artists who would look at their environments and create new ones,” said curator Collin Parson. “There is nothing tying us to these spaces — the visions are ever-evolving and changing.” In the Main Gallery, “Unbound: Five Installations,” makes use of the space to create five separate rooms, each with the work of a different artist. “The rooms are all similar in size, but the work of the artist makes them vastly different,” Parson said. “Some of the exhibits are site specific, others are adapted but in all of them it’s not something you just look at — it’s something you walk into.” The artists on display are: Sophia Dixon Dillo with “Forming Light Installation” which makes use of 26 miles of fishing line to reflect light; Laleh Mehran with “Entropic Order” which uses a pendulum to create designs in a sand pit; Katie Caron with “Drosscapes” which uses sculpture, sound and video to capture water and reflection; Rian Kerrane
In the Arvada Center’s “Unbound” shows, artists use their creativity and imagination to build up their own weird, wild and interesting environments. Courtesy photos with “Knitting Wallpaper” which uses cassette tape to create a kind of memorial jungle; and Nicole Banowetz with “Erupture: My Microscopic Life-cycle” that creates larger than life microscopic fungus. “I found old cassettes in my parents attic and was inspired by them,” explained Kerrane. “I wanted to tap into the nostalgia and pay tribute to my grandmother.” Kerrane, who is originally from Ireland, uses the tape from hundreds of cassettes to hang a variety of items, largely nostalgic toys and memorabilia. Some tape she also knits together. In all of the exhibitions, every detail is considered by the artist, from what if
anything is on the walls to sounds and lighting. For the life-sized microscopic creates, Banowetz sewed a kind of plastic fabric together and uses several air pumps to inflate the designs to full size. “I had been working with microscopic imagery and virus imagery and found the forms really beautiful,” she said. “I want these designs to feel like explosions with moments of peace.” In the Upper Gallery, “Unbound: Digital Creations” the artists use animations, illustrations and digital prints as well as video to create fabricated and imagined environments. Parson said some of the environments recall video games, while others are completely new. In “Unbound: Altered Environments” - on display in the Theater Gallery — artists use mainly photography to take familiar environments and add a level of unreality to them. “You see things like home interiors or buildings and they are have nature or different images in them” Parson said. The center will add another layer to the “Unbound” exhibit later in June when it adds outdoor sculptures. For more information, call 720-8987200 or visit arvadacenter.org/galleries.
Denver’s own KUVO 89.3-FM public radio station was named one of the best Internet jazz radio stations worldwide by Pete Naughton, a writer for The Telegraph in London, one of the United Kingdom’s top media outlets. According to the story posted at www. kuvo.org/kuvo-news, Naughton, who writes for The Telegraph’s podcasts and internet radio columns, listed KUVO as one of the top three best “Jazz & Soul Internet Radio Stations” he’s discovered across the world. Below is what he reported in his online column, “Best Internet Radio Stations” on May 26. “I stumbled upon this award-winning music station by accident recently — and have been kicking myself for not finding it sooner. Based in Denver, Colorado, its artfully curated playlists mostly focus on jazz — broadcasting everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Madeleine Peyroux. A class act.” “We knew KUVO was a gem when we merged our public media organizations last year,” said Doug Price, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. “We’re proud of the work they do and the valuable service they provide to our Colorado community. We are excited for the future and the international doors that have been opened with the online radio stations and mobile app.” KUVO serves a diverse audience that loves jazz — all styles of jazz. The station’s lineup reflects the flavors of jazz from around the world. “We are proud of this international recognition,” said Carlos Lando, KUVO’s general manager. “We’ve always been proud of our long tradition of sharing jazz, blues and news with our loyal listeners in our community. But, it’s really fantastic that our community is growing worldwide. We have fans from Japan, Spain, China, and apparently the UK.”
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Step into the story with a visit to a new exhibit — Food: Our Global Kitchen — at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway) through Sept. 1, and take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals, and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. Food: Our Global Kitchen explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating, the exhibit illuminates the myriad ways food is produced and transported throughout the world. Admission is $5 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Kids 5 and younger and History Colorado members are free. Bring in a receipt from any Colorado Whole Foods Market for $2 off admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Parker continues on Page 13
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Second City coming The Second City’s American Mixtape, a collection of Denver ditties that poke fun at relationships, politics and political relationships, plays The Garner Galleria Theatre through June 29. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Tim Meadows, Martin Short and Mike Myers among many other comedic icons, The Second City’s newest Denver concoction is directed by Billy Bungeroth
with an ensemble featuring Nicole C. Hastings, Randall Harr, Meghan Murphy and Travis Turner. Beginning as a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side in 1959, The Second City has grown to become a comedy empire building a robust business based on its core improvisational methodologies. Tickets start at $25 for The Second City’s American Mixtape. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303-893-4100. Groups of 10 or more, call 303-446-4829. Additionally, tickets may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www. denvercenter.org.
A crowd of 300 people is expected to gather at 11 a.m. on June 13 at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands
Ranch to sing the national anthem, hoping to set a record for the largest intergenerational singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The gathering at Wind Crest’s Fireside restaurant (3235 Mill Vista Road in Highlands Ranch) is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the poem during the bombardment of Fort McHenry that became the national anthem.
Cyndi Lauper and other girls (and boys) who just wanna have fun were spotted at Lucky Strike in the Denver Pavilions June 3. While there, Lauper bowled with a few of her staff while they ate crudites, fish tacos, guacamole and short rib tacos. I’m also told that she is much better suited as an awesome singer, as she bowled a 58.
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Overheard Eavesdropping on a woman talking about other women shopping in Cherry Creek North: “Those women wear their makeup and jewelry and high heels to water aerobics.” 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.blacktiecolorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
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720-321-0000 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228 We are part of the Centura Health Trauma System, the region’s leading and most comprehensive network of trauma care and emergency services. Centura Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation, and marital status in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy contact Centura Health’s Office of the General Counsel at 303-804-8166. Copyright © Centura Health 2014
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Presenting the CCM All-Jeffco Baseball team We selected the best baseball players from every Jeffco school By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com It was a banner year for Jeffco baseball. Both 4A and 5A Jeffco proved to be the state’s best two leagues this prep season. From Green Mountain’s incredible run to its 4A state championship, to 5A Arvada West’s historic run through their conference to win a Jeffco league title, there were many special moments created by so many special players. Even Jeffco teams that struggled and finished under .500 each had several players that are as good as any players on league championship teams. This made selecting Colorado Community Media’s All-Jeffco Baseball Team a struggle. But we here at CCM toiled over the rosters and put together a list of the best prep baseball player from every Jeffco team to create our own Jeffco all-star team. Making things even tougher is the fact that very accomplished teams like Green Mountain, Arvada West, Wheat Ridge and Ralston Valley had numerous players who all had impact seasons with big stat lines. So choosing just one of these players was very difficult. But in the end we put together this list of CCM’s All-Jeffco Baseball Team: Arvada junior Gunnar Fulcomer played on a team that only won three games yet he was very productive in all of his games this season producing a .385 average and scoring 24 runs. Arvada West senior Brody Hagel-Pitt was an offensive monster for the Wildcats this season hitting four home runs in 18 games. He wrapped up his senior campaign by hitting .448 with 26 hits and 14 RBI. Bear Creek senior Rob Vance played on a team that had a mediocre season, but his stats were anything but: .460 batting average and 29 hits, scoring 19 runs. D’Evelyn junior Grant Witherspoon is not only one of Jeffco’s best hoopsters but he was also its biggest offense force this season hitting seven home runs, 28 hits, 26 RBI and scoring 30 runs. Golden junior Paul Richy played on a team that didn’t win near as many games as rivals Wheat Ridge and Green Moun-
Bear Creek senior Rob Vance trots back into the dugout after scoring early this spring season. Vance was one of the state’s most potent offensive weapons earning him a spot on our CCM All-Jeffco Baseball Team. Photo by Dan Williams tain, but he still managed to hit .509 with 20 RBI off of 29 hits in 19 games. Green Mountain sophomore Wyatt Featherston played on a state championship team that had many players worthy of his honor. But his offensive production was so strong he made our list as the only underclassmen. Featherston had a .439 average, 36 hits, 38 RBI, seven home runs and he led the state with 49 runs scored. Lakewood junior Trevor Kehe played on a team that struggled this season but his personal offensive production thrived
with a .462 average, 30 hits (in 19 games), 20 RBI and 19 runs scored. Jefferson senior Chris Armstrong was not only his team’s best pitcher but he also carried his team with a .500 average, 15 hits, 13 runs and a pair of home runs (in 15 games). Pomona senior Zach Matthes played on a team that finished on the bottom of a stacked 5A Jeffco. But he still managed to produce a .340 average, 16 hit and three home runs. Ralston Valley senior Jordan Hollo-
way was not only Jeffco’s best pitcher but perhaps the best in the state this season. Holloway went 6-1 with a 2.60 ERA. But the man-child can hit too. Holloway had an offensive stat line of a .419 average with 25 hits and five home runs. Wheat Ridge Lane Wagoner is selected here but not without a fight from his teammates. The Farmers had five different players that could have been honored but the pitcher Wagoner went 6-0 with an impressive 1.40 plus was one of his team’s best hitters (.350, 21 hits and 20 RBI).
It is time for the Rockies to trade Tulowitzki It’s time to trade Tulo. Right now Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the best shortstop in baseball, has also been baseball’s best hitter through about two months worth of the 2014 MLB season. Tulo has had a resurgence that has landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated and put him back in the conversation of one of baseball’s best players. But that is the exact reason why the Rockies should right now be putting a blockbuster trade together that will relieve themselves of Tulo and his monster remaining contract. Right now Tulo is amongst the league leaders in nearly every offensive category currently sporting a ridiculous .361 average with 17 home runs. And reports that have been thrown around say the New York Yankees would love Tulo as a replacement for Derek Jeter — a guy who Tulowitzki idolized growing up. The St. Louis Cardinals, California Angels, Boston Red Sox are just a few of the teams who have been connected as potential Tulo destinations. But why trade Tulo if he is baseball’s
best player right now? Because Tulo won’t still be baseball’s best player at the end of his current contract, a contract that has seven more years on it and over $140 million. The other reason is the fact that Colorado could literally command a king’s ransom for Tulo, which with their talent young core could set the team up for years moving forward. The Rockies could get back an established starting pitcher, plus two or three of a franchise’s best minor league players. In addition, Colorado could force a team to throw in a young established position player to could replace some of Tulowitzki’s offensive production. But of course, it is the Rockies. So those
who might actually agree with trading Tulo might also worry that the franchise would royally screw up the trade and end up empty handed. But while a prospect is certainly a suspect until proven otherwise, there is no downside to trading Tulo. Even if the Rockies get back six young players and none of them live up to their potential, then Colorado still gets Tulo’s monster contract off the books, freeing up those resources for years to come. We have seen this before. Todd Helton, though a Rockies’ icon (if there is such a thing), was paid like an All-Star (over $120 million) for nine years after he was no longer making the All-Star game. Moreover, a 36-year-old Helton made almost $18 million and a 37-year-old Helton made over $20 million. Helton should have been traded away years before he decided to walk away and for a penny-pinching franchise like the Rockies, that $120 million that went to Helton that the franchise didn’t get anything out of could have went to keeping Matt Holliday who is still in his prime or could have went to two or three quality starting pitchers that could have actually
given this team a shot at success. Helton was a great player early in career. Tulo is still a great talent — but will also be 30 years old by the season’s end. And knowing what we know about Tulo’s injury history it would be foolish to think that the older he got he would get healthier (Tulowitzki has missed 288 games in career due to injury). Tulo plays the game so hard and so physical, and while you have to appreciate that, his body breaks down every season like clockwork. It’s hard to imagine him getting healthier the older he gets. In addition, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have given Colorado two young stars that the team can build around, and combined with Carlos Gonzalez (who has a contract half the size of Tulo’s), the Rockies wouldn’t skip a beat without Tulo and in reality with the package they could get back for him it could set the franchise up for years moving forward. I love guy — he is a great talent and already one of the greatest Rockies of all time. But Colorado cannot go down with the ship the way that they did with Helton. It is time to trade Tulo.
Careers Lakewood Sentinel 15
June 12, 2014
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MAINTENANCE POSITION PART-TIME 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 Castle Rock Senior Center a local non profit community center for senior's is seeking an executive director. Management, Budgeting, Finance a must. Grant writing and administration exp. is desired. Resumes can be emailed to Rich Smoski firstname.lastname@example.org
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Must have own tools and experience in various maintenance skills. Apply in person: Castle Rock Apartments 432 S. Gilbert, Castle Rock, CO 80104. 303-688-5062 or email resume email@example.com This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.
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City of Black Hawk. Hiring Range: $17.59 $20.23 per hour DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record with the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire, and the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please apply online at www.cityofblackhawk.org/goto/ employee_services. Please note: Applicants are required to upload their resumes during the online application process. Please be sure your resume includes all educational information and reflects the past ten (10) years’ work history. Applicants must apply online and may do so at City Hall which is located at 201 Selak Street in Black Hawk. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! EOE.
City of Black Hawk. Hiring Range: $56,486 - $64,959 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at www.cityofblackhawk.org/ goto/employee_services for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.
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June 12, 2014
Lakewood’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Historical Society to host ‘What’s it Worth?’ By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com Almost everyone has some old collectors’ items and memorabilia taking up space in their attics and basements, and the Lakewood Historical Society is bringing back an event to raise money and help residents clear space in their homes. The Historical Society will be hosting its “What’s It Worth?” event, 10 a.m. to 3
IF YOU GO WHAT: What’s It Worth? WHERE: Orchard Room, Lakewood Heritage Center 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood WHEN: Saturday, June 14 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. COST: $5 per item INFORMATION: 303-233-3050 or www.historicallakewood.org. p.m. on June 14 in the Orchard Room of the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. The event is the same day as the Rollin’ With the Troops and Rockin’ Block Party
events, both at the Heritage Center. All are part of Lakewood’s annual celebration to kick off the summer. “This is a great event that has grown over the past couple years,” said Greg Lovell, community events coordinator with the city’s Heritage, Culture and the Arts department. “The historical society brings in appraisers who take a look at the items people have at home.” According to society vice president Marian Metsopoulos, hosting the event was created in the mold of the popular television program “Antiques Roadshow.” Residents bring in all kinds of items and get to talk with someone who knows about
what, if anything, they might be worth. “Residents have a chance to sit down with the appraisers, who will take a look at what they brought and see if it’s worth anything,” she said. There is a limit of two items per person, and a cost of $5 per item, which Metsopoulos said goes to keeping the Historical Society running. The society requests that residents don’t bring any furniture items. “So far this has been really well received by our residents and we’ve seen a lot of different items come in,” Metsopoulos said. “It’s really fun to see everyone’s treasures.” For more information call 303-233-3050 or visit www.historiclakewood.org.
jeFFcO news In a hUrrY Children’s Nature Programs
The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will be hosting a variety of programs designed for young children to learn more about nature. These programs are free but registration is required. June Nature Nuts Program: Preschool Nature Nuts:
Good Morning, Good Night explores crickets and why they chirp. Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, kids ages 3-5 years with adult. July Nature Nuts Program: Learn more about skunks and porcupines
Court Reporter Belle Fourche, Yankton, and Mitchell
The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is inviting applications for Court Reporter positions in Belle Fourche, Yankton & Mitchell. The salary is $20.70/hour. Additional compensation is given per page for transcripts, $3.00/ original and $.40/copy. 5% increase in salary after successful completion of CRR (Certified Real-time Reporter) certification. Benefits: paid health ins., life ins., generous leave, paid holidays & retirement. Duties include performing stenographic work in recording & transcribing verbatim circuit or magistrate court proceedings, hearings & conferences. Requires graduation from high school and an NCRA accredited/certified Court Reporting School. Successful completion of a criminal background investigation is required. To Apply: please submit an electronic application at http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus
during the Stinkers and Stickers program on July 3, 5 & 17 at 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, kids ages 3-5 years with adult . To register call Lookout Mountain Nature Center for more information: 720-497-7600.
Take Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus Public health officials caution Coloradans to avoid hantavirus exposure while cleaning cabins or other buildings that were closed up for winter. Hantavirus is a serious and
• Belle Fourche - Req. #3068 • Yankton – Req. #3182 • Mitchell – Req. #3203
potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by deer mice. The disease is transmitted by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mice urine and feces when cleaning out structures that may have been infested with rodents. There have been three confirmed cases of hantavirus in the state this year, including one death. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has documented more than 80 cases of hantavirus since it began tracking the disease in 1993. More than onethird of these individuals
died from the infection.
Jefferson County’s 2014 Slash Collection Schedule Coal Creek Fire Location — Station 2 at Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road will be collecting slash on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Elk Creek Fire Location — Conifer High School 10441 Hwy 73, Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Inter-Canyon/Indian Hills Fire Location — Station No. 3 on Settlers Drive 8445 S. Highway 285 Satur-
day and Sunday, Aug. 9-10 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee schedule for remote sites: Small Pickup - Bed High: $5 Large Pickup - Bed High $8 Small Pickup - Cab High: $8 Large Pickup - Cab High $10 Small Pickup - Above Cab High: $10 Large Pickup - Above the Cab High $12 Trailer - Single Axle $10/ Double Axle $15 Dump Truck -Cab High $20/Above Cab High $25
What's happening this Week? Want to know what clubs, art exhibits, meetings and cultural events are happening in your area and the areas around you? Visit our website at www.coloradocommunitymedia.com/calendar.
crossword • sudoku
GALLERY OF GAMES & weekly horoscope
SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF JunE 9, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) While nothing can deter a determined Bovine from following a course you believe in, it helps to have some supporting data and statements by trusted colleagues to make your case. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Take advantage of new information that could help make your career transition easier. The weekend is a good time to re-establish relationships with people you haven’t seen in a while.
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GALLERY OF GAMES
CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Personal matters demand your attention as once-stable situations begin to shift. Quick action to shore things up is called for in order to avoid more problems down the line. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, “thrift” and “caution” are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos and Leonas to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to nov 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. SAGITTARIUS (nov 22 to Dec 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship won’t be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) You might be feeling that you’re still in over your head as you continue trying to adjust to your new situation. But the pressures ease by week’s end, giving you time to come up for air. BORN THIS WEEK: YYou have a gift for sensing the feelings of others. You might consider a career in some aspect of counseling. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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June 12, 2014
Marketplace Auctions Classic Car Auction Island Grove Regional Park Greeley Colorado June 21st 10am Memorabilia 9am
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Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
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Garage Sales Arvada
Estate/Garage Sale Arvada
Saturday, June14, 8-3: Take 70th at Wadsworth to 7038 Ammons St. Victrola, furniture, glassware, tables, storage cabinets, shelves, dishes, tools. Parker PINERY MOVING/GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14 7:30AM-1pm 7438 Meadow View Tools, Furniture, Household, Pitching Machine, Large Water Trampolines, Lawn Mower, Bedding & Much More!! Lone Tree ANNUAL FAIRWAYS HOA GARAGE SALE IN LONE TREE Saturday June 14th 9am-12pm 301 single family homes in HOA form Lincoln Avenue and Yosemite Street go north on Yosemite to second left and turn left onto Fairview Drive into the FAIRWAYS. Arvada Garage Sale Fri. & Sat. June 13 & 14 8am-3pm. 6950 Independence St., Vintage dolls, Trolls & Puzzles Quality Christmas Items, Books Shoes, New Footbath, Calculator, Luggage, Kitchen, Baking, Rugs, Plant Stands, Tennis Balls, Misc. Wall Hangings, Oil Lamps, Moccasins NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE IN Southglenn Arapahoe Rd & E University Blvd 20+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, June 20 & 21 SAVE THE DATE! Parker
11206 Jansen Street Saturday June 7th 8am-2pm Vintage Dolls, Beanie Babies, Scrap booking, Recumbent Bicycle, Basket Ball Hoop, Crafts, Holiday, Household, Snow blower and more
Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale
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Garage Sales Arvada
7476 West 83rd Way
Friday June 13 8am-4pm Saturday June 14 8am-noon Antique Hutch Mahogany & Marble, Queen size 4 poster bed, Lots of collectibles (lots of mirrors, collector plates, Red Hat stuff, old and new dolls, bird houses, cameras, swan), 2 glass desks, camping gear, 2 20" TV's, tools, 3 cases unopened EleCare Jr baby formula and more 303-423-8810
Centennial MOVING SALE 7876 South Jackson Circle Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14 from 8am-3pm Nordic Track Treadmill EXP 3000 Boys oak bedroom set Leather insert on dresser and desk 9 drawer dresser w/mirror Desk table w/2 tall book cases 1 Love Seat Genesee
Fri & Sat, June 13 & 14 from 9-4 at 1614 Tamarac in Genesee, 80401. Worth the drive! High end furnishings, quality tools, Ducati and 2 BMW motorcycles, Merlin Mtn bike, skis, vintage stereo equip, LP’s and so much more. Golden
Multi Family 9960 West 86th Place Fri. & Sat. June 13th & 14th 8am-3pm Tons of furniture home and office, office equipment, outdoor items, bikes, kitchen, 7peice king bedroom set, tools, too much to list.
Centennial Community Garage Sale @ Georgetown Village located off Holly between Arapahoe & Orchard. Friday, June 6th & Saturday, June 7th, 8AM-3PM Arvada COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE WYNDHAM PARK JUNE 13TH AND JUNE 14TH 64th AND WYNDHAM PARK DR 8 AM – 2 PM
Big Estate Sale in Applewood area Drexel mid modern dining room set, Drexel mid modern walnut bedroom set, and other antiques, many picture frames and other misc. items. Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 5th, 6th & 7th 9am-4pm 1700 Willow Way
Lakewood Large Community Garage Sale Green Mountain Townhouses #1 Featuring many different items. Fri. June 13th, Sat. June 14th & Sun. June 15th, 8am-4pm. West Alameda Dr. & Xenon Ct.
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Everything must go!
Bargain prices from furniture to notions some new Friday 6/13 & Saturday 6/14 8am-2pm
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Miscellaneous 17th Annual Winter Park Colorado Craft Fair
Aug. 9th & 10th. Applications available call 970-531-3170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FOR SALE: Deluxe zig-zag sewing machine by Singer. Walnut Console, Exc. cond., Has all accessories, professional way with dial settings, speed controller, button holes, zig-zag stitching and more. $150 call 303-770-3576
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ACUSTIC BASS AMP STACK - B200H HEAD B410 AND B115 CABINETS $550 303-345-4046 FENDER STANDARD (MIM) JAZZ BASS EXCELLENT CONDITION $275 303-345-4046
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Health and Beauty
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed four bills into law by Sen. Andy Kerr, on June 5. One of the bills, SB14-015, addresses careers in the hospitality sector. The industry employs more than 250,000 Coloradans, and generates about $10 billion in revenue every year. This new law bolsters hospitality education programs in high schools, preparing students who want to enter the thriving sector. It goes into effect immediately. Another one of the bills, HB14-1382, addresses the increasing popularity of online education. Since online education programs are growing so rapidly, it is important that the policy is updates accountability requirements including documenting school attendance and participation in online education programs. In addition, it tightens the law on who can operate a multi-district online school. It goes into effect immediately. HB 14-1102, helps ensure that gifted students are thoroughly served throughout the state. It gives more support to districts for gifted programs and specifies requirements for gifted education programs in public K-12 schools. Districts must have a plan that specifies procedures for assessing and identifying gifted students using a team; preparation of academic plans; collecting, maintaining and reporting data; and, providing appropriate opportunities for concurrent enrollment. This law goes into effect on Aug. 6. The final law signed, HB 14-1391, streamlines government by allowing the state treasurer and the treasurer of the University of Colorado to make payments by check. Previously, the treasurers could only make payments by warrant. It goes into effect immediately.
The law, HB 14-1301, will help ensure that kids have safe routes to walk — or bike — to school. The Safe Routes to School program is an effective program that was sustained through federal funding for the past six years. In the absence of additional federal funds, the passage of HB 14-1301 ensures that Colorado will be able to keep the program going, investing in the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in school areas. This law goes into effect immediately.
Pettersen bill signing
2 Brown Faux Suede Couch Recliners78" & 80" 1 with cup holders and remote storage. Great for Football room never used still in wrapping $600 negotiable 303-3595550 Entertainment Center/Armoire 2 piece unit 85 inches tall 52 inches wide 26 inches deep. Light in upper shelf and surge protector in component area. Will hold a 37 inch flat screen and lots of storage in lower unit. $200.00 (903)5306398
Kerr bill signings
Safe routes to school bill signed
Autos for Sale 97 Subaru Legacy $1000 / obo (303)650-0487 Late model 55 Chevy pick up side step, custom totally rebuilt ene do end, 5100 miles, too much to mention $15,000/obo (303)422-5842
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen to increase tuition assistance available to low- and middle-income students across Colorado. HB14-1384 allocates $30 million within the Colorado Department of Higher Education to create the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Fund to provide tuition assistance to Colorado students beginning in 2016. Ten percent of the annual contributions to the fund may be used by nonprofits and government agencies that prepare high school students for college and offer support services to students to help them stay in school and graduate. The bill also coordinates best practices between the Colorado Department of Education, CDHE and the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment to improve career and college readiness programs. The bill is designed to increase public and private investment in higher education scholarship programs and make college more accessible to students that might not otherwise be able to enroll. The money for the fund was generated from the 2010 sale of the College Invest loan portfolio and was designated for tuition assistance.
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