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July 11, 2013 A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 48

City ready to get kids moving Lakewood joins fight against childhood obesity By Clarke Reader

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Digitize Me owner Greg Hill works on transferring data from analog – such as vinyl, cassettes and VHS – to modern media like CDs, DVDs, and digital formats. Photos by Clarke Reader

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Digitize Me makes old media new By Clarke Reader

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ideotapes, cassettes, 8-tracks and vinyls have largely all fallen by the wayside, but still contain some of people’s most treasured memories, images and sounds. Digitize Me, owned and operated by Greg Hill, provides a way for people to convert these analog medias into digital formats. Run out of his home in Lakewood, Hill came upon the idea for Digitize Me in August after leaving his previous job in the insurance industry. “I just brainstormed, and this was something I’d be doing for myself for some time,” Hill said. “Right now it’s a really small business, and almost more of a hobby than anything.” Once Hill decided to get into the business, he invested in all kinds of equipment, from a digital record player and reel-to-reel Some of the devices Greg Hill uses to transfer media, including a digital turntable, player to a VCR and 8mm camera. videorecorder and VHS player. Clarke Reader From there it was a matter of getting the proper software on the computers, hooking up the devices to the computer, and learning the process for the various media. One of the things that makes Digitize Me special is that it is Hill said he has a knack for figuring these things out, and af- dedicated exclusively to this media transfer. ter quite a bit of experimenting and trial and error, he said he’s “There are several companies, and some recording studios, mostly got the processes figured out. that kind of do it as a side,” Hill said. “Not many just do this like He is still finding ways to refine or improve the process, but I do.” he can now transfer music from vinyl with a high level of quality, Hills rates depend on the amount of media being transferred, and retrieve home movies from old video tapes. and includes cleaning and inspecting the media. Depending on the media, Hill will transfer it to a hard copy — “I like the music collection I have, but I just can’t go mobile CD or DVD — or digital files - MP3 and MPEG. The digital mate- with it,” he said. “This is a way to preserve some of these things.” rial can be stored on external hard drives or flash drives. For prices and more information, visit www.digitizemellc.net.

Fire season brings heat to state, Jeffco Six fires in less than a month By Glenn Wallace

gwallace@ourcoloradonews.com Things are getting hot in Jefferson County this fire season. In the last four weeks, six named fires have occurred within the county’s borders. “And I’d say we’ve lost count of the small fires that went unnamed because they were quickly extinguished,” Jeffco Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. The Jeffco Sheriff’s Department handles organization, evacuation and security duties for all fires within unincorpo-

rated county land. The sheriff’s department was the lead agency on the Bluebell Fire last month, which burned 10 acres in the Evergreen area, forcing the evacuation of hundreds. “In the grand scale of fires, it was pretty small. But for the people affected, they definitely felt it was a major event,” Kelley said. So far, Jeffco residents have been spared the level of fire devastation experienced by the Black Forest Fire victims near Colorado Springs this year, or the Lower North Fork Fire last year. The latter fire claimed three lives, 23 structures and charred more than 1,400 acres of Jefferson County. Still, Sheriff Ted Mink warns that the

dry, hot weather being seen along the Front Range is similar to what was seen last year. At the end of June, he announced a fire ban for all land to the west of State Highway 93 and C-470. Kelley said the area would need days of considerable rain to defuse the level of fire danger. Beyond the potential loss of life and property, all these fires have other effects, straining law enforcement resources and costing county taxpayers. Only five deputies are typically on patrol in the mountain regions of the county. “If we’ve got two of them chasing fire Fire continues on Page 20

Lakewood is looking to reduce the cases of childhood obesity by joining the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties program. LMCTC is a key part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, which aims to solve the childhood obesity problem by encouraging exercise and healthy eating. “This program is the Let’s Move initiative combined with the National League of Cities (NLC),” said Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations with Lakewood. “The mayor heard about it, and thought it would be great if Lakewood was able to participate.” Mayor Bob Murphy said that the call to be healthier reminded him of when he was a kid and president John F. Kennedy pushed for healthier living for the country’s children. “I feel like this is an issue that we sort of forgot about for a while,” Murphy said. “This is an issues that costs everyone, and can become a productivity issues as well.” Murphy has been considering the program for a while — ever since he had a chance to hear White House chef Sam Kass talk about the dangers of childhood obesity. When the NLC announced that they would be taking part, he thought it was a good time for Lakewood to get involved. There are five goals that the program aims to achieve: Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart: Promoting best practices for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education settings; Goal II: My Plate, Your Place: Prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipal or county venues where food is served; Goal III: Smart Servings for Students: Increasing participation in school breakfast and lunch programs. Goal IV: Model Food Service: Implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; Goal V: Active Kids at Play: Increasing opportunities for physical activity. “Goal V is a great goal, because at the city we’re really proud of our playgrounds, and residents can take their kids there every day for free,” Scheck said. Scheck said the city will be working with Jeffco Schools, which is already doing a lot to combat this epidemic, to find ways to give children healthier food options and more exercise. For more information on the project visit www.healthycommunitieshealthyfuture.org.

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Love planted here sprouts in Africa On an unseasonably cold April day three years ago, snow broke from the sky and chilled business for a Castle Rock garage sale. But high school student Hanna Tenerowicz and her friends in the French Honor Society slapped high fives in jubilation. They had raised $150, enough to pay for two Congolese girls to stay in school another year and lessen their risk of being married at 13 or 14 in exchange for money to feed their families. “They were just so excited that we raised enough to sponsor a girl,” said Anne Damanti, Hanna’s French teacher at Castle View High School. But Hanna, 19, a wisp of a young woman who just completed her freshman year at Wellesley College near Boston, wants to do more. Two weeks ago she left for the Democratic Republic of Congo to document the lives of schoolgirls, bring back their hopes and ideas for community transformation, and establish connections to help those dreams come true. “Gender equality makes a difference,” Hanna, whose soft voice conveys conviction with quiet, deep passion, said before leaving. “It’s a domino effect on all kinds of things.” The story of how this came to be — that a girl so shy Anne often couldn’t hear her speak in class has grown into a young woman daring to change lives — converges on a shared connection to the French language and a motivation to help.

It is a story of compassion, determination and, quite simply, courage. Because it takes bravery to stretch beyond the familiar, to push cultural boundaries, to try to make a difference in a world so big and complicated we sometimes wonder whether what we do matters. Finally, perhaps most importantly, it is a story of empowerment. And it begins with Sandra Bea, who emigrated to Colorado in 2001 from the French-speaking D.R. Congo to continue her studies in education. A French teacher, she graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver and today is dean of students at Global Village Academy, a language immersion school in Denver. The daughter of an engineer of a local mining company in Mbuji-Mayi, the country’s third largest city, Sandra grew up without worries: “I was eating three times a day; I went to school with a car. I grew up really easily. It was not hard like the other girls are facing right now. We never had any conversation about `You are going to get

married in two days because we don’t have the money.’” It wasn’t until she was 22 and student teaching in her former high school that she understood the reality. Every two weeks, it seemed, another student would leave. They were, she learned, getting married. “Why?” she asked. “Because, Madam, we are not like you,” they told her. “You can afford it. We cannot afford it.” “That,” Sandra said, “broke my heart.” So, four years ago, she founded the nonprofit Muanjadi Organization, a women’s empowerment project that helps girls complete their high school education and avoid early arranged marriages. “For many parents in the Congo, marrying off their daughters constitutes a source of revenue in a country where people live with less than $1 a day with a GDP per capita of $300,” Sandra writes on the organization’s website. Through fundraising and donations, the organization — whose name means Brave Woman — provides tuition and supplies for girls in seventh through 12th grades at the same school Sandra attended. Cost for one girl for one year of high school: $75. Cost for one year of college: $350. Anne, originally from Belgium, met Sandra and learned about Muanjadi at a state world language conference three years ago. She brought the idea back to her French Honor Society, which was looking for a community service project.

Students learned how most girls eat just one meal a day and how the school has no water or electricity. They compared the cost of one year of high school to what teens here might spend on fancy jeans or a Starbucks coffee habit. “That’s not a lot to have the freedom to actually go to school and try to be something,” Anne said. That, Hanna said, coupled with the specter of forced marriage, “was a pretty powerful thing to learn about.” Last school year, Muanjadi sponsored 100 girls, 11 of them thanks to Castle View. The honor society, which has corresponded with the girls through letters, phone and Skype, also is sponsoring a student in college — one of the girls it began sponsoring in high school three years ago. Other organization sponsors include Kent Denver Academy, Metro State, Colorado State University, a lawyers’ organization and many individuals and families. But Hanna hopes to take the program one step further. Her new project is Portrait of a Brave Woman. Accompanied by Sandra, she has spent the past two weeks interviewing — in French — and filming girls at the school about their lives, but also about their ideas to implement change in their communities. She plans to share the mini-documentaries with artists who will be encouraged to create paintings about a particular girl whose story connects with them. Proceeds Healey continues on Page 7

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GOING THROUGH COLORADO

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, right, speaks with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dr. Dan Arvizu, center, and NREL Computational Science Center Director Dr. Steven Hammond. The conversation was part of Secretary Lew’s brief tour of the NREL facilities in Golden. Lew’s Colorado trip also included attending the Aspen Ideas Festival, a meeting with Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce business leaders, and a tour of the Denver Mint. Photo courtesy of NREL.

INSIDE THE SENTINEL THIS WEEK

LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY Lakewood institutes fire restrictions, park fire ban

On Friday, June 28, the City of Lakewood instituted citywide fire restrictions that affect residents and also put a fire ban in place for Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park and Thunder Valley Motorcross Park. The fire restrictions for residents include no bonfires or burning of fence lines, rows, grasslands, fields, farmlands, ditches, rangelands or undeveloped areas. Charcoal barbecue grills, commercially purchased wood pellet grills and

portable outdoor fireplaces are allowed if they are more than 30 feet from open space, wildlands or undeveloped areas. The restrictions at Bear Creek Lake and Thunder Valley Motorcross include no smoking in the parks unless inside a vehicle or building or in an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material and no charcoal grill fires or recreational fires. For a full list of the restrictions, visit www.lakewood.org/firerestrictions.

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Metropolitan Tax Districts Add Hidden Cost to the Price of Many Homes

which would issue 20- to 30-year Everyone loves new homes — indeed, I love new homes! Every- bonds (which the developer would often purchase) to pay for this thing’s new and better, it seems. infrastructure work. And the prices of new REAL ESTATE These bonds would homes often compare TODAY be paid off by an infavorably to the price of creased mill levy for existing homes. the life of the bonds. But there’s often a There are already 86 hidden cost — higher such tax districts in property taxes. Jefferson County and County Assessor Jim more are being created Everson explained the every year. Thirty-five history and use of have levies over 30 “Metropolitan Tax Dismills. The highest five tricts” to me, and here’s By JIM SMITH, Realtor® have levies of 75, 70, what I learned from him. Back in the 1970’s there was a 62, 60 and 55.78 mills. When you realize that the total mill levy in the surge of anti-growth sentiment, typified by the Poundstone Amend- City of Golden is under 88 mills ment, which prevented any further (and Denver is under 70 mills), annexation by Denver. Until then, such mill levies are a huge additional and hidden cost of purchasdevelopers would get cities like Denver to annex land for new de- ing a home in such a tax district. There’s an irony in the explosion velopments and build the infrastructure — water, sewer, streets, of such tax districts. They resulted etc. — knowing that future property from the anti-growth sentiment of taxes would cover that investment. the 1970’s, but nothing has done Once annexation ended, devel- more to stimulate development in opers started creating tax districts all those unincorporated areas.

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9830 Old Coal Mine Ave., Littleton This 1972 home sits atop a hill near Kipling & Coal Mine. It, too, was built by its owner for his own family, 129 S. Eldridge Way, Golden who is only now selling it. Originally on 28 acres, it now sits on just 3 acres, but is still zoned to allow for This 1979 home was designed and built by the famous architect Jim Bradburn, best known for design- horses, if you wish. In addition to the 3-bedroom, 3bath home, there’s a 2-level barn and a shed, but it is ing DIA and Jeffco’s government center, the “Taj Mahal.” It is one of only three residences built by this not equipped or fenced for horses.. The panoramic now-retired architect and is offered by its third own- view of the mountains alone will make you want to ers. Features include an in-ground swimming pool in buy it! Take a narrated tour of it and two other horse properties at www.JeffcoHorseProperties.com. excellent condition that is heated by the sun, as is the house itself. If you work at Jim Smith home, you’ll love the study Broker/Owner (bottom left in picture) which opens to the Golden Real Estate, Inc. garden. Take a narratDIRECT: 303-525-1851 ed video tour at www. EMAIL: Jim@GoldenRealEstate.com SixthAveWestHome. 17695 South Golden Road, Golden 80401 com. Open Sat. 1-4pm. Serving the West Metro Area COMMENT AT: www.JimSmithBlog.com

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West Colfax groups create new website Partnership allows for information sharing, promotion By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com The West Colfax corridor has become a hotbed for business and artistic development, and three of its key organizations have joined together to create a new website that will provide up-to-date informa-

tion on what’s happening there. The West Colfax Community Association (WCCA), the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District (BID) and 40 West Arts District have created www. westcolfax.org, which will keep residents, businesses and visitors appraised of developments in the area. “The old WCCA site was really modest, and we wanted this new one to be a destination for business listings and events,” said Bill Marino, executive director of BID. “We’ve been working for the last two months on getting this up and running.” Carrie Mesch, chair of the WCCA board,

said the website is really driven by a collaborative effort by all the organizations, since they have all become more robust as the area has grown. To keep people current on what’s happening, the new site has an event calendar that is constantly updated. There are shopping, dining and service guides and arts and culture connections as well. “We want to welcome everyone who has anything to do with the corridor,” Marino said. “We invite anyone to list events and add their business to the listings so more people will know about it.”

For Mesch, the goal for the site is to help various organizations that are part of the corridor, and foster connections. “It’s a great way for the business owners and community members to connect,” she said. “We would like to see the area become more business driven and see these groups become economic drivers.” The www.westcolfax.org site also plugs into social media with Facebook and Twitter, as well as an e-newsletter, providing more ways for information to be shared. “As West Colfax continues to show momentum and progress, we want to be letting people in on it,” Marino said.

Suspects steal credit cards Still time to become a candidate for city council By Clarke Reader

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creader@ourcoloradonews.com In November five seats will be up for grabs at Lakewood’s city council and residents interested in running still have time to throw their hats into the ring. In Ward 1 Ramey Johnson’s seat will be open; in Ward 2 Scott Koop’s seat will be open; in Ward 3 Sue King’s seat will be open; in Ward 4 David Wiechman’s seat will be open; and in Ward 5 Diana Wilson’s seat will be open. King and Wilson are term-limited, and will not be running for re-election, but Johnson, Koop and Wiechman will all be running. According to information posted on the city’s website, those interested in running must be 21 years old, a citizen of the United States, a registered voter in the City of Lakewood and a resident of Lakewood and the ward they wish to represent for at least 12 consecutive months preceding

the date of the election. Any person elected to office must continue to live within the ward from which he or she was elected throughout the term of office. Margy Greer, city clerk, said that to actually get one’s name on the ballot, interested residents must get at least 25 registered voters in their ward to sign a petition. The petition process begins on Aug. 6 and ends at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26. Several residents have already announced their intention to run. Shakti will be running for the Ward 3 seat. Betty Boyd will be running for the Ward 4 seat. Karen Harrison will be running for the Ward 5 seat. Municipal elections in Colorado are “nonpartisan,” meaning candidates do not run for election on a designated party ticket. For more information on how to become a candidate, visit www.lakewood. org/City_Clerk/Elections/Candidate_Information.aspx.

Lakewood Police are seeking assistance in locating a male and female suspect believed to have used credit cards taken during an overnight burglary. According to information from police, at around

10 p.m. on June 22 a Lakewood couple arrived at their residence and forgot to close the garage door. Early the next morning they were contacted by credit card companies who were suspicious of early morning transactions involving the couple’s credit cards. The couple searched for their credit cards and realized someone had ap-

parently entered their residence and taken cash and credit cards. Around 6 a.m. on June 23 credit cards belonging to the couple were used at a King Soopers at Sheridan Blvd. and Hampden Ave. Anyone who may be able to identify the suspects should contact detective McGlynn at 303-987-7244.

MileStoneS Mark Merrell and Heidi Wiedenheft, of Lakewood, graduated in May with master of medical science degrees from Saint Francis University. Tom Moore, president and project principle for the RMH Group Inc., of Lakewood, has been named to the Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy at Michigan Technological University. Moore lives in Evergreen. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samuel F. Lewis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,

San Antonio, Texas. Lewis completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Lewis earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Rita and Paul Lewis, of Manitou Springs, and is a 2007 graduate of Lakewood High School.


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Rally calls for immigration reform Ci Activists lean on GOP to back bill that passed Senate

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vvela@ourcoloradonews.com A group of immigration activists rallied in Denver on July 2 to call on Colorado’s Republican U.S. representatives to support an immigration-reform bill that recently passed the Senate. “We are calling on our Republican congressional delegation leaders to step up, to exercise leadership, to show bipartisan willingness, to follow the will of the people of Colorado,” said Julien Ross of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, during a rally that was held outside of Denver’s Republican Party headquarters. The group waved Americans flags and held signs that signaled its desire for immigration reform at the federal level. Immigration reform is high on President Obama’s second-term priority list, but it’s an effort that faces an unknown future in the Republican-controlled House. The bill — which passed the Democratic-controlled Senate by a 68-32 vote on June 27 — overhauls immigration laws by allowing a pathway to citizenship for about 11 million undocumented workers. It also puts provisions in place that strengthen border security. Many House Republicans have expressed concern over security issues in the bill, and some party members are opposed to a bill that they believe grants amnesty for those living here illegally. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said through national media outlets that he will not bring the bill up for a vote if the majority Republicans in his caucus do not support it. The purpose of the Denver rally, which was organized by Coloradans for Citizenship Now, was to put pressure on Colorado’s four House Republicans — Reps. Mike Coffman, Doug Lamborn, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton — to support the Senate bill. Through a statement issued after the rally, Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter joined rally organizers in calling on House Republicans to pass immigration

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Immigration activists rally outside Denver’s Republican Party headquarters on July 2 in support of an immigration reform bill that is making its way through Congress. Photo by Vic Vela reform, saying that by allowing undocumented persons a pathway to citizenship it would “lead to increased job growth and a stronger economy.” “I hope House Republican leadership will work with Democrats in a bipartisan way to protect our borders and ensure those who are working hard, paying taxes, getting an education, learning English and not committing crimes are able to achieve their American Dream as a citizen of our country,” Perlmutter said. Colorado House Republicans are concerned that the Senate bill doesn’t go far enough in strengthening border security. Coffman said in a statement that in 1986, when Congress passed a major im-

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migration reform bill, the promises made “on enforcement and border security were not promises kept.” “I will look for solutions in the House that will provide for the reforms necessary to not only secure our borders but to verify that they remain secure,” Coffman said in the statement. Coffman spokesman Dustin Zvonek did not wish to comment beyond what was in the statement. Rally speakers brought up Coffman’s upcoming re-election race, a contest that surely will receive national attention. “Latinos came out in record numbers in the last election,” said Olivia Mendoza of the Colorado Latino Forum. “This is

just the beginning.” Ezequiel Ramirez, 19, of Highlands Ranch, voted for the first time last year, and is one of Coffman’s constituents. Though he was born in the U.S., his parents were not. “The message we want to get across is that this is potentially going to help out a lot of people,” Ramirez said. “It’s going to help us become a better country. There’s a lot of people counting on (Coffman) and it’s really important for him to put his vote into this. Asked by reporters how he’d characterize Coffman’s re-election chances if he does not support the bill, Ramirez said, “Best of luck.”

Terumo BCT builds international business Lakewood company expanding with jobs, advancements By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood’s Terumo BCT plans to expand its global headquarters, giving it a chance to grow as a company while bringing new jobs to the area. The company, which is a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, provides medical technologies and devices internationally. Terumo has been located in Lakewood since 1964 when Bob Collins and Ran Bellows established COBE Laboratories. Over the years it has gone through several owners, before being bought by Terumo in 2011. The Lakewood location is the only Terumo subsidiary with its headquarters outside of Japan. It is also Lakewood’s largest private sector employer with around 1,900 employees. “We’re proud to have Terumo in our community, and we’re looking forward to seeing even more growth from them,” said Niel Marciniak, economic development specialist with Lakewood. “As an international company, that have a certain reputation that we feel will benefit Lakewood.” The expansion will allow Terumo BCT to bring together all of its U.S.

‘We always try to invest in the community where we live and work. It’s been a great partnership with the city and the county.’ Nikki Wheeler, Terumo BCT based associates at the Lakewood campus. The process is expected to cost around $45 million. “We’ll be expanding some aspects of our manufacturing areas, research and development and building the corporate headquarters in Lakewood,” said Nikki Wheeler, Terumo BCT spokesperson. “We’ve had the benefit of working with Jefferson County and Lakewood and have spent the last couple years working on different ways we can expand.” According to Michelle Claymore, vice president of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., Terumo’s expansion will not only be an economic driver in the region, but a way of showing the community its committed to growing in the area. “As a primary employer, Terumo BCT brings new wealth into our community in ways that include through supply chain purchases; new construction; local taxes and employee payroll,” Claymore said.

The company will receive incentives from Colorado’s Strategic Fund for the potential creation of up to 250 new jobs over five years with an average salary of $69,000. According to information provided by the Jeffco EDC and Lakewood, the performance-based incentive will be based on new jobs created between 2013 through 2017 and maintained for at least a year. During the June 24 city council meeting, council approved on first reading an incentive agreement between the city and Terumo. Marciniak said the agreement is performance-based founded on capital investment and new jobs created within the city. The agreement will rebate portions of the use tax and construction use tax paid to the city. “We always try to invest in the community where we live and work,” Wheeler said. “It’s been a great partnership with the city and the county.” For more information on Terumo, visit www.terumobct.com.


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City receives award for work on Colfax Marathon By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood was the recipient of the first ever Paul Ryan Champion’s Award, for the efforts of the city’s police and public works department to make sure the barricades and traffic cones were in place in time for the marathon on Sunday, May 19.

According to principal traffic engineer John Padon, on the Friday before the marathon the company hired to provide barricades and cones went out of business. “We wanted to make sure we could accommodate the marathon as it went through Lakewood, so we had a crew take a look at Colfax and what work had already been done,” Padon said. “It turns out there were some barricades up, but not all.”

Working with Lakewood Police Sgt. Dave Hoover and a local company that had barricades and cones, crews from the public works department were able to arrive early on Sunday and set everything up. Padon said the volunteers then had to work throughout the marathon, which made for a 10-hour day. According to Padon, there was no question that whatever needed to be done would

be in order to be ready for the marathon. “It was just a question of how are we going to make sure this happens without causing a problem for the city,” he said. “We just said, ‘let’s get it done,’ and these guys worked their tails off to get it accomplished.” The Paul Ryan Champion’s Award is named in honor of a former director of Regional Affairs for Denver.

Pursuing happiness, out my back door During last week’s festivities to celebrate our nation’s independence, I spent some time reflecting on our unalienable rights — granted by our Constitution — to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life and liberty were pretty easy to define. But what about happiness? Is it found through family, career, service, travel, lifelong learning? Is my concept of happiness different than yours? How, and where, do I pursue my happiness? So I decided to look for what makes me happy. In the process, I discovered that my own pursuit of happiness starts right here, right outside my back door, actually. Here are few of may favorites: 1) Visiting Clear Creek where it crosses Kipling Street. In addition to the happy mallards usually cooling off in the little pond on the east side of Kipling, I recently saw a heron standing stately and elegant in the reeds, a glimpse of the magical in an ordinary setting. 2) Riding the Ralston Creek Trail. On

my bike, I glide from shaded stream banks and wooden bridges to residential neighborhoods along West Woods Golf Club to stretches of wildlife habitat out to the reservoir. (Up at the top, I also enjoy the sun with the occasional snake or lizard.) From where I live, I can ride a 16-mile picturesque round trip up and over the reservoir. 3) Enjoying any patio, anywhere. A view of the mountains, a view of the city, a view of my neighbor’s cookout … I can pursue happiness on a patio and simply bask in

the sun, the shade, the sheer delight of something cool to drink and someplace cool to hang out. 4) Taking in Red Rocks, again. Just named the best outdoor music venue in the U.S. by Rolling Stone magazine, Red Rocks is more than an unbeatable place to attend a concert. On my recent visit to the amphitheater — in addition to the familiar-but-always-breathtaking scenic beauty — the sight of dozens (maybe hundreds) of early-morning zealots running the stairs, doing push-ups down the seats, or jumping squats up the seats was as dizzying to me as the view. 5) Looking out from Lookout Mountain. Or looking down from Lookout Mountain. It’s always exhilarating, especially if I’ve just slogged my way up through Chimney Gulch. (I think I’ll hitch a ride with my bike to the top next time and just enjoy the mountain biking downhill.) My most recent car trip up Lookout

Mountain was with a young friend from the Czech Republic who had never been there. It was exceptionally fun to see her surprise and wonder as we wound around to the top. We stopped a couple of times for photos of the city to the east and the mountains to the west. On our way down, as we slowed for a turn, we saw the doe. And she saw us. A road cyclist and another car stopped. In this quiet stretch of time, even in this urban-accessible place, there was a subtle communion. Our Constitution guarantees our right to pursue that which makes us happy, and this particular moment will always remain a piece of my own personal pursuit of happiness. Andrea Doray is a writer who loves Colorado, and likes to share it. She sends her thoughts and wishes to those affected by the wildfires in our state, and elsewhere. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY South Table Mountain Park Plans

Visitors to South Table Mountain Park will see activity beyond hiking, biking and horseback riding this year. Jeffco Open Space is building three new miles of trail in 2013 on the western part of the mesa. Staff will upgrade service roads to include in the trail system and accommodate utility-company vehicles. Trail building equipment will be transported onto park property on the mesa top via Quaker Street. Visitors can assist this

process by using designated trails to prevent erosion, protect wildlife habitat and sustain vegetation. More information and a map of park plan are posted on the South Table Mountain Park page of jeffco.us/parks. Park users can stay informed of the latest park developments by signing up on South Table Mountain Park contact list by sending an email message to stm@jeffco.us.

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from the sale of those paintings will go toward the girls’ personal and community goals, such as becoming a nurse or training midwives to decrease the high infant mortality rate. The objectives are several: to empower Congolese girls, improve their communities and create meaningful cross-cultural connections with Western artists and buyers. “I hope community improvement brought about by women’s ideas will help to create more positive and respectful attitudes towards women in Mbuji-Mayi,” Hanna, also an artist, said. And “I hope the project empowers the girls themselves by helping

will be temporarily closed Saturday, July 13. Shuttle buses will help transport customers from station to station during the closure. The closure will help RTD carry out maintenance and repair work near the Auraria West Station. As a result, the C, E and W Lines from Auraria West into Union Station will be closed to light rail traffic from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day. Affected stations will include Denver Union Station, Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens, Sports Authority Field, and Auraria West.

them to personally make a difference.” Her dream is unquestionably big. But, Anne said, “There is nothing, anymore, that she can’t do.” Hanna’s visit, Sandra said, is the concrete realization of what dreams and hard work can accomplish. And having someone their age talk to them and share ideas with them is inspirational: “You don’t know me, but you came to give me a chance to become someone.” Which is exactly what Hanna wanted to do after reading “Half the Sky,” a book about the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. “It really changed my outlook on the world,” she said. “I was really interested in doing whatever I could to make a difference.” Hanna returns this week with her

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videos and interviews and dream. “I’m definitely prepared for this to change my life,” she said before leaving. Without a doubt, it will. But, in a school half a world away, girls are surely changed, too, because a stranger from a different life cared enough to learn about theirs. That’s empowerment. The kind that makes a difference. To learn more about Hanna Tenerowicz and Portrait of a Brave Woman, go to www. muanjadi.blogspot.com. For information about the Muanjadi Organization, go to www.muanjadi. org. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcolorado news.com or 303-566-4110.

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Not only a time to vote, consider serving OK, it sounds hokey, but we believe it. The city council and school board elections coming up this fall — always on the uneven years — feature democracy at its best. These nonpartisan races basically involve folks who want to make a difference, and the fact that most of these positions involve little or no compensation is evidence enough. We admire the people in this group of roughly 1,500 elected officials in Colorado because public service is one of the highest callings. And as this annual event shapes up, we like to see candidates in all races. Uncontested races simply don’t provide the choices voters should have or the valuable discourse that comes from competition. We encourage citizens who observe vacant races in their districts and cities

our view to take a look in the mirror, think about stepping up, or think about asking someone else to step up. Some of the best elected officials are the ones who were recognized by others for their skills, energy and insights and then urged to run. When three or four people think a neighbor has a lot to offer, it’s time to make a phone call or knock on a door. Be bold. For those who run, we have a few friendly reminders. The odd years are the nonpartisan years. By state law, city council, school board and special

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Will Broncos win the Super Bowl? The Denver Broncos suffered an unexpected early playoff exit by a Baltimore Ravens team last season. With the start of training camp just weeks away, we asked readers if the loss and off-season moves will catapult them to a Super Bowl championship, similar to the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

Yes, this is the Broncos’ year. They needed to go through that kind of heartbreak to set them up for this season and next. They might win the next two Super Bowls! Brock Wisne

Yes, I think we are on the verge of winning a Super Bowl. Sometimes a team has to go through some adversity before it makes it to the mountain top. Gerald Wisne

Health will be a big issue. The Broncos were very lucky to have stayed so healthy last season. If the core can stay healthy, there is not a team that can stop these Broncos. Marcus Duncan

It’s tough to say. They have the team around Peyton Manning, but we know firsthand (as Broncos fans) it is hard to get over the hump and win a Super Bowl. I am cautiously optimistic. Michael Denardo

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districts are nonpartisan. Although it is handy to team with their parties, we urge candidates to honor the nonpartisan framework, and we urge voters to assess candidates by looking at their character, skills and drive — not party affiliation. The late statesman Ted Strickland of Adams County once told us that the most important asset of an elected official is an open mind. To that point we do like candidates who work hard to keep learning and stay close to the pulse of a community — continually checking in with constituents and not making assumptions. And to the voters, remember to look for balance, look at your boards and council and think about what is missing. What is needed — an attorney, an engineer, a shop owner? And — not to discriminate but to diversify — if all the

members of the board have the same first digit in their ages, maybe older or younger representatives would improve the representative mix. Sam Mamet, longtime executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, which interacts with 60-70 cities around the state, often emphasizes how rewarding public service is and tells those who serve that they will look back and feel good about at least one thing they had a hand in — perhaps nobody will remember what you did, but “you’ll know” he says. And of course the act of simply contributing — recognized or not — is reward for the soul. For the most part, candidates in school board and city council races simply want to do something to better their communities. That’s good stuff. Be part of it one way or the other.

New tech engulfs thread of cultural continuity Let’s play a little game: I’m going to quote a famous line, and you’re going to try to remember what it was from. Ready? “Luke, I am your father.” Okay, that’s an easy one. How about: “Fly, my pretties, Fly!!” Getting a little harder, huh? Okay, let’s try this one on for size: “With malice toward none, with charity for all ... “ Still with me? Actually, I’m guessing there’s an interesting split of readers here: everybody over the age of about 55 probably knew the answer to all three; people between 30 and 55 probably knew the first two; and, likely, anyone under 30 has very little idea where the last two come from. Of course, the first one was easy: “Star Wars,” or, to be more accurate, “The Empire Strikes Back.” The second one, familiar to many, is from “The Wizard of Oz.” Weirdly, I don’t think my own children have ever seen that movie, though I reference it here. Growing up, we watched it once a year — it was like an event in our house the night it came on. But I haven’t seen it on television in forever, and I know I’ve never rented it for my children to watch. I was thinking about this the other day in the context of cultural continuity. There are many things that are second nature, part of the shared wisdom, of my generation and older that are not getting passed down to our children. As trivial as “Fly my pretties” is by itself, it is symptomatic of a growing chasm between generations. While there’s always been, and will always be, differences between generations, I think the separation between the generations of rotary phoneusers and of tweeters is wider than it’s ever been, which makes it difficult to maintain and pass on what holds us together. And, while “Oz” probably doesn’t matter, the last quote matters very much. Last week I spent all of my Facebook time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday posting narrative of the Battle of Gettysburg, in honor of the

150th anniversary of that great battle. And it occurred to me that I only know Gettysburg because I chose to learn about it well after my formal education had ended; in fact, in 22 years of formal schooling, I had never once actually studied the Civil War, much less that one, pivotal battle. And, it turns out, that is true of most of my Facebook friends, and most people my age. We studied all about the horrible way America treated the Indians after the Civil War, but we never learned the names Lee, Grant, Meade, Longstreet, or Chamberlain. Which also means that we never learned about how Lincoln tried to heal a nation with that famous quote from his second inaugural. Our cultural heritage is made up of a diverse body of knowledge which can only be preserved if we choose to pass it on. Likewise, that common heritage gives us one small thread which can link the generations and give the tapestry of American life a coherence that it sometimes lacks. So, in the wake of celebrating July Fourth, let’s try to find ways to celebrate our common history — not just the bright colors of the tapestry, but the fine stitching that holds it together. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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Child-health law proves toothless Proposal was intended to spur more physical activity By Kevin Vaughan I-News Network

A 2011 state law requiring 30 minutes of physical activity a day for elementary students was supposed to mark a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity — but in reality it did little more than reinforce the status quo, an I-News examination found. The reason: The measure was so gutted during the legislative process that it has meant virtually no meaningful changes in the way elementary schools are operated. The standard imposed by the law — which allows recess to count as physical activity time — was already being met by districts across the state. Two years later, the school day looks exactly the same for students across the state as it did before the law was passed. “We didn’t change anything because we were already meeting it to begin with,” said Dave Eichman, director of athletics and physical education for Colorado Springs School District 11. That sentiment was echoed over and over again by officials in the 10 largest Colorado districts — which account for more than half of the state’s 863,561 public school students — the I-News inquiry revealed. Checks with smaller districts by I-News showed the same thing. Still, supporters believe the law marked an important change in Colorado by instituting a standard where none previously existed. “We felt like it was a step in the right direction,” said Reilly Pharo, of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a nonprofit advocacy group that backed the measure. “We know that obesity policy is complex, and it’s bigger than what happens at the state Capitol.”

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A far more encompassing measure was originally envisioned in an effort to fight the burgeoning child obesity problem — a growing concern among health professionals and policy makers who have seen a dramatic rise in the percentage of young people who are heavy. That reality concerns health officials — an obese child is at greater risk of such things as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and is more likely to grow up to be an obese adult. In addition, obese children can suffer social discrimination. “For kids, it has not only health consequences, but it has emotional consequences, too,” said Janet Fulton, a lead epidemiologist and expert in physical activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It is that double-edged sword.” In 1980, about 7 percent of U.S. children ages 6 to 11 were obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. By 2010, that number had jumped to 18 percent. Among adolescents ages 12 to 19, the jump was

How Colorado staCks up Surveys have shown that Colorado has not compared well to other states in requiring physical-education classes, I-News analysis of data found: • Colorado does noT rank Well in re-

quiring reCess and physiCal-eduCaTion Classes in public schools. The 2010 Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention state indicator report on physical activity found that Colorado was one of 14 states that did not require that physical education be taught in elementary, middle and high school. • Colorado Was also one of 31 sTaTes ThaT did noT require or recommend that elementary schools provide school recess. • less Than 25 perCenT of sTudenTs ages

5 To 14 years of age Took a physiCal-eduCaTion class five days a week in Colorado, according

to the 2010 and 2011 Colorado Childhood surveys. The 2011 survey found 24 percent of the students had physical education every school day, while the 2010 survey found 20 percent. • a higher perCenTage of sTudenTs Took physiCal-eduCaTion Classes twice or fewer times a week in Colorado. In 2011, it was 34 percent; and in 2010,48 percent. — Source: I-News

Grade-schoolers play during recess at Hutchinson Elementary School in Lakewood, on May 24. A 2011 state law written to incorporate physical activity into the daily schedule of elementary schools to help fight against childhood obesity has had little effect, according to an I-News examination. Photo by Joe Mahoney/The I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS similar — from 5 percent in 1980 to 18 percent in 2010. Colorado has not been immune to the problem, although the data here is less clear-cut. For example, the Colorado Childhood Survey, conducted by the state health department, found that about 16 percent of children ages 1 to 14 were obese in 2011. But a different survey of high-school teenagers showed that about 7 percent of those students were obese that same year. At the same time, other data paints a bleaker picture among children in a state ranked as the “fittest” by virtue of the fact that its adult obesity rate is the lowest in the country. When it comes to childhood obesity, Colorado ranks 23rd of the 50 states, according to the CDC’s latest data. That data, which dates to 2007, showed that a little more than 14 percent of the state’s children were obese.

programs, recess and fitness breaks, and the qualifications of those who supervised students in physical activity. And it would have required the Colorado Department of Education to report the collected information and correlate it with the academic performance information for each elementary school. But opponents, including the Colorado

Association of School Boards and several school districts, chafed at the potential cost and at the intrusion of the state into an issue that many believe is one of local control. The proposal also banged into the philosophical question of who is responsible for making sure kids lead healthy lives Exercise continues on Page 20

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Other trends portend trouble on the horizon. Latino children, who have overweight rates 60 percent higher than white children, according to the federal Office of Minority Health, are the fastest growing segment of the elementary school population. And the percentage of poor children, also more likely to be overweight, entering the state’s elementary schools is also climbing. Determining what constitutes “overweight” and “obese” requires determining what is known as body mass index — a formula that takes into account an individual’s height and weight. In adults, it’s a simple calculation: Anyone with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight; anyone with a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. In children, the calculation is more complicated. Although the determination is still based on BMI, it includes a comparison to other children the same age and gender. A child is considered overweight with a BMI between the 85th percentile and 94th percentile as compared to children of the same age and gender. A child who is obese has a body mass index in the 95th percentile or higher when compared to children of the same age and gender. Against that backdrop, legislators drafted a measure that would have required each school district to formally report how it was incorporating physical activity into the daily routine for elementary students. It also proposed minimum standards for what had to be reported — including the physical education curriculum used by schools, the number of minutes each week that students spent on things like exercise

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Who wants to try out for ‘Millionaire’?

‘Curtains’ seeks whodunnit Arvada Center musical brings variety to stage

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murder mystery. A hardened detective. A musical. A broadway cast. A modern fairy tale. “Curtains,” the Arvada Center’s summer musical, has a bit of everything for everybody. The show — with music and lyrics from John Kander and Fed Ebb (“Cabaret” and “Chicago”) — will play at the center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., until July 28. Performances will be Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. “There’s all these great different genres in the show — westerns, ‘60s musicals, romances — that we get to IF YOU GO bring out,” said director Gavin Mayer. WHAT: “Curtains” “It gives a really interesting perspective on all these different genres.” WHERE: Arvada Center The story of “Curtains” takes place 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., in 1959 at an old colonial theater in Arvada Boston, where it’s opening night for the broadway-bound cast of “Robin’ WHEN: Through July 28 Hood of the Old West.” Tuesday - Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately the star of the show has been murdered, and it’s up to Wednesday - 1 p.m. Lieutenant Frank Cioffi to suss out the Saturday - Sunday - 2 p.m. perpetrator of the crime. Cioffi — who himself is a fan of COST: $36 - $76 the theater — has no shortage of susINFORMATION: 720-898pects from the company — there’s the 7200 or www.arvadacenter. sharp-tongued producer, a recently org divorced songwriting team, a pompous British director, or the sweet understudy. While Mayer said the “whodunnit” aspect of the play is the story’s driving force, there’s a lot of fun to be had in looking at its different elements. He said he wanted the “Robin Hood” show within the show to feel real, and so he and the creative team at the center researched how musicals were produced in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. “The goal for us was to create to real shows in one — ‘Curtains’ and ‘Robin Hood,’” Mayer said. “We want people to get just as lost in the plot of ‘Robin Hood’ as anything else.”

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“Curtains” is a sort of homecoming for one of the stars, Erica Sweany, who plays Niki Harris, the understudy of the dead actress. Sweany is an Arvada native, who went to Pomona High School, where Mayer was her drama teacher. She currently lives and works in New York City, but she’s back home for the summer while staring in “Curtains.”

Who wants to be a millionaire? Now, you can be, as the syndicated game show will audition Denverites on July 12, at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” auditions will include a timed multiple choice test and, for those people who pass, an interview with one of the show’s producers. Auditioners will be seen on a firstcome, first-served basis and producers will audition as many people as they can. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. resident and meet all eligibility requirements. Rules and times can be found on “Millionaire’s” website at www. millionairetv.com. A new season of “Millionaire” will debut at 2 p.m. Sept. 2, on KMGH-Channel 7 with new host Cedric the Entertainer.

Jim Poulos Investigator Lt. Frank Cioffi (Jim Poulos) searches for a murderer amongst a Broadway cast that includes understudy Niki Harris (Erica Sweany) in the Arvada Center’s production of “Curtains.” Top, Georgia Hendricks (Lauren Shealy) and Aaron Fox (Jeffrey Roark) are two of the suspects in a Broadway murder mystery in “Curtains” at the Arvada Center. Courtesy Photos “My agent got me any audition, and I was so excited when I heard that Gavin was the director of the show,” she said. “It’s great to be back here in Colorado — it’s really easy and comfortable place to be.” She also said she remembers seeing productions at the Arvada Center and going to summer theater camps that the center hosted as well, so it’s been a thrill to be back. Sweany said she has had a great time getting lost in all the different genres in the play, and while it might not be a particularly well-known work, it’s a kind of hidden gem. “The play really works well here — it’s charming, funny and has a lot of heart,” she said. “There is a lot to see, and a lot to fall in love with.”

Colorado AvidGolfer is celebrating a 100th milestone. Not that the local magazine is becoming a centenarian — it still has a few years to go before hitting that drive — rather CAG is publishing its 100th issue with the July edition, on newsstands and online (www.coloradoavidgolfer.com) this week. Editor Jon Rizzi realized a couple of months ago that the magazine was approaching its 100th edition. “It’s been a really great run so far,” he said. To celebrate CAG No. 100, the pages pay homage to past covers along with its current cover guy Billy Casper, whose company recently took over management of The Golf Club at Ravenna in Douglas County’s Waterton Canyon area. Other big names whose mugs have graced the coveted CAG cover include: Todd Helton (first cover), John Elway (twice), Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jill McGill, Amelia Earhart (last month), Amy Van Dyken, John Lynch, Terrell Davis, Don Cheadle, Kevin Costner, David Duval, Tom Weiskopf and on and on. But Rizzi doesn’t let the fairway grass grow under his feet. He’s set his sights on Broncos QB Peyton Manning for a future cover. “He’s only been here for a year, so we’re still working on that,” Rizzi said. After celebrating the biggest issue ever in 2006 just before The International held its last tournament at Castle Pines, CAG, along with the rest of the country, figuratively boarded up the windows to brace against the recession’s storm. “We weathered the recession, which hit the golf business and publishing business very hard,” Rizzi said. “We kept our hand firmly on the tiller and navigated the waters. We pulled back from nine issues to eight issues a year, which made us a stronger publication.” Rizzi, employee No. 1, was supported by co-captain and publisher Allen Walters, employee No. 2 in the company majority owned by The Baker brothers — Dick, Don and Ray. Parker continues on Page 18


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GArDen tOur The Evergreen Garden Tour is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The tour is a fundraiser for the eight gardens in Evergreen that are maintained by the Evergreen Garden Club. Come see what grows at our altitude. Enjoy five private gardens, water features, vegetable and rooftop gardens, containers, red worm composting, rain collection, plant sale and door prizes. For information and tickets, visit www. evergreengardenclub.org. SAturDAy/July 13, AuG. 10 Street feStivAl Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of top-notch local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit www.oldetownarvada.org. SunDAy/July 14 BlOck PArty Eighteen of Colorado’s best blues and rock acts will play eight hours of non-stop music on three stages at the 16th annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing block party from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at 7307 Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada. The goal is to raise $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.bluesnbbq.com to purchase an all-day pass or for information. MOnDAy/July 15 BODy-MinD yOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email yogawithjammie@gmail.com.

MOnDAy/July 15 DOG trAininG Training With Grace dog training center offers free talks from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood. The July 15 class will cover polite leash walking. Got a puller? Not after this class you won’t. Ana will guide you in teaching your dog how to walk politely on leash and teach you how to reinforce the good behaviors and how to manage the hard core pullers. The July 22 class is titled “What are you chewing on?” In this talk, Ana will guide you in choosing appropriate chew toys and treats for even the most voracious chewers. She will also address the importance of teaching your dog to make good choices when faced with a leather shoe or a dog toy.

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What does Rizzi hope to accomplish for the magazine’s next 100 issues? “Surviving is a good thing,” he said. “We want to continue to come up with some new ideas and new ways of covering the Colorado golf scene. We always want to be the ultimate resource for golf in Colorado.”

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The American Wine Society Denver Chapter invites you to celebrate summer wines with bubbles and bites, beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at The Washington Park Boathouse (Exposition Avenue between Downing and Franklin). The effervescent event benefits Sense of Security, an organization that helps to ensure that breast cancer patients receive the financial assistance they need while undergoing treatment. Your participation in this event helps to add to patients’ quality of life during this

ufO ABDuctiOnS The possible existence of extraterrestrial life will be examined at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. This Lifetree event features a filmed interview with Stan Romanek, who has reported more than 100 extraterrestrial encounters. The Lifetree film explores his personal stories of alien abduction. Romanek authored Messages: The World’s Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Stories. His video of an alien-looking figure peeking in his window has attracted the attention of UFO enthusiasts as well as skeptics. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ peacelutheran.net. WeDneSDAy/July 17 MArketinG SerieS Business Education Series Training, a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and non-profit business specialists, presents its marketing for business series. The final class is from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. How to manage Your Online Reputation — Learn how to build a positive reputation is at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Guest speaker is Stella Peterson, Stella PR + Marketing. Visit www.jeffcobrc.org for information on costs and registration. WeDneSDAy/July 17 cOncert SerieS The Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts 2013 Sounds Exciting! summer concert series lineup Red Molly, bluegrass-tinged Americana, July 10; Eclipse, Journey tribute, July 17; Creole Stomp, Creole and Zydeco, July 24; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Funkadelic fun, July 31. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Gates open at 6 p.m. and plenty of free parking available. Picnicking is allowed. Season tickets are available at www.Lakewood.org/SummerConcerts or by calling 303-987-7845.

WeDneSDAy/July 17 cOncert SerieS Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets, portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening to music from local students. the ScheDule is: July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz

difficult time (check it out at www.senseofsecurity.org). Sense of Security is my pet charity, and I’ve been fortunate to help raise thousands of dollars for this worthy nonprofit for several years. The Boathouse overlooks the south shore of Smith Lake in the northern half of Washington Park, and is close to Exposition and Downing. Parking is available along the perimeter of the park or there is limited parking within the park using the following entrances: Marion and Virginia (north side), Exposition and Downing (west side), Kentucky and Franklin (east side) or Mississippi and Franklin (south side). To order tickets, go to www.blacktiecolorado.com/rsvp/rsvp.cfm?eventcode=%2 6%3E%2B%26L2%40%5B%5F. Another event benefitting Sense of Security: The Bra Project for Breast Cancer has kicked off at Coquette Boutique in Cherry Creek North. Local survivors have created amazing works of bra art, which are available to the public during the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Bidding is now open! Photos can be found on Coquette’s Facebook page (www.

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thurSDAy/July 18, July 19, July 25 cOncert SerieS Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St. in Olde Town Arvada, for concerts and performances that are part of the Apex Summer Concert Series. Enjoy rock-n-roll of the 60s-80s with The Boomers at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Then kids of all ages can enjoy the fun songs and stories by Beth Epley at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 19. It is rhythm, blues and funk by Mojomama at 7 p.m., Thursday July 25. Call 303-425-9583.

cOMinG SOOn cOMinG SOOn/July 19-21 church BAzAAr Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a national historical Catholic church, plans its 82nd annual bazaar from 5-10 p.m. July 19-21. The fun includes live music, games of chance, bingo, raffles, carnival rides for kids, a cake booth, an Italian country store featuring salami, cheeses, and import items and Italian ceramics. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is at 3549 Navajo St. in the East Highlands neighborhood of Denver.

cOMinG SOOn/July 19-20 clASS reuniOn Golden High School plans its Class of 1983 30th reunion the weekend of July 19-20. Reunion information and registration can be found at http://www.ghsclassof1983reunion.com/30th-reunion/. Contact Rex Halbeisen at 303-619-6679 or rexhalbeisen@gmail.com. cOMinG SOOn/July 19-20 reuniOn the Skyview Class of 1993 will have its 20th reunion July 19-20. Visit skyviewclassof1993.eventbright.com or www.facebook.com/SkyviewClassOf1993Reunion for all the information. cOMinG SOOn/July 19-21 DAnce feStivAl Global Dance Festival, three days to celebrate the fusion of electronic dance music with other genres and showcase the diverse array of talent, returns July 19-21 to Red Rocks. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. cOMinG SOOn/July 20 DinOSAur exPreSS Colorado railroads helped unearth many fossils as railroad tracks were laid. Construction crews often exposed these unusual and fascinating bones as they

facebook.com/pages/Coquette-BoutiqueDenver/90408419877). Stop by or call 303355-7770 to place your bid. Artists include Keri Christiansen, Anne Fanganello, Sue Miller and Joby Koren, among others. All proceeds benefit Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation and Sense of Security. Bidding ends at the wrap-up event at 6 p.m. on July 12, at Coquette, 3003 E. 3rd Ave.

Blues & BBQ accepts challenge

The Duke Street Kings’ 16th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party — set for July 14 in Olde Town Arvada — has accepted the challenge to raise more than $25,000 as the Silver Sponsor of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project that benefits Habitat for Humanity. In addition to donating the money raised during the Blues & BBQ music festival, the Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation will provide volunteers to help the former president build housing in Denver for those who are less fortunate. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. and an all-day pass is just $10. Music will be performed on three stages and you can dine and drink on Colorado’s best barbecue and beer that includes 70 street vendors. The past 15 years the festival has donated more than $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The Blues and BBQ for Better Housing Block Party is the Denver Habitat’s longest-running fundraiser. For more information, visit www. bluesnbbq.com.

Paladins return

After a nearly 10-year hiatus, legendary rockabilly and Western swing legends the Paladins have reunited to perform in Denver again on July 12, at Denver’s storied “Ninth Avenue West,” now named La Rumba. Sure to be a live-music and dancing highlight of the year for many fans, the all-original lineup will feature founding members Dave Gonzales and Thomas Yearsley. Tickets can be purchased in advance through www.Ticketfly.com, or at the door. Admission is 21 and over only, and doors open at 9 p.m. The Paladins, from San Diego, were founded in the early 1980s by guitarist

were digging and laying railroad ties. Trains were then used to transport these ‘stone bones’ to museums around Colorado and throughout the United States. Ride and discover the Dinosaur Express train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Visit www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org or call 303-279-4591.

cOMinG SOOn/July 20-21 Beer tAStinG The Center for the Arts Evergreen expands the scope of Summerfest to include a beer-tasting event called Palette of Brews, which will feature 15 Colorado microbreweries. Summerfest is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, at Buchanan Park athletic fields. Visit www. evergreenarts.org. No smoking or pets are allowed. Call 303674-0056 for more information. cOMinG SOOn/July 24 MeetinG the Ralston Road Recreation Center meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Arvada Community Food Bank, 8555 W. 57th Ave. We will review the results of our five-week survey of local recreational needs for the neighborhoods that were previously served by the Fisher Pool and the old ice skating rink at Ralston Road and Garrison Street. City officials will join us in an informal discussion on what is likely to happen next with this proposal. The free meeting is sponsored by the City of Arvada and the Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community. For information, contact John Kiljan, 303-423-9875 or jpkiljan@ yahoo.com.

recurrinG eventS SPellBinDerS trAininG Jeffco Spellbinders are volunteers who go in to local schools to tell stories to grade school children. Jeffco Spellbinders is conducting a new training for anyone interested in the art of storytelling. Visit http:// www.spellbinders.org/. For information, or to register, Linda Boettcher, 303-984-2225 or jcspellbinders@comcast.net. DOG trAiner Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at mishamayfoundation@gmail.com. Contact mishamayfoundation@gmail.com or call 303-239-0382 for information. Recurring Events continues on Page 19

Dave Gonzalez and his high school friend and double bass player, Thomas Yearsley. They have recorded nine studio and three live albums, and along the way built a reputation as one of America’s hardestworking live bands.

Dish, Southwest Airlines team up

Now, thanks to Dish Network and Southwest Airlines, TV flies free. Douglas County-based Dish is sponsoring free TV for all customers on eligible Southwest flights. The service offers 10 channels of live television and 75 on-demand programs to wi-fi enabled devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. Usage is unlimited and only requires a Southwest passenger to view a Dish commercial.

Morrison welcomes back beer fest

The 17th annual Biergarten Festival returns to Morrison on July 12-14. The popular traditional German beer garden will be held at the TEV Edelwiss Pavilion at 17832 Highway 8 between The Fort restaurant and the town of Morrison. The beer garden hours are 4 to 10 p.m. on July 12; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 13; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14, which will feature a German brunch or Frühschoppen. For more information, contact Executive Director Joshua Seeberg at 303-8371146 or Seeberg@GACC-CO.org. Or you can visit www.biergartenfest.com.

Overheard

Eavesdropping on an employee listening to an advertisement on Colorado Public Radio: Ad voiceover: “What is baroque music?” Employee: “That’s when the music is not fixed; it’s broke.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado.com. Send her Mile High Life column tips and eavesdroppings at parkerp1953@gmail.com or at 303-6195209.


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Tips for summer reading progress

ed to o and Summer is a difficult time to have regusaur lar family routines. However, including he Mu- reading every day can help children stay on track with their language and reading skills. For ways to help children learn see grandparentsteachtoo.org and wnmufm.org pod ds casts “Learning Through the Seasons.” called wer- preschool Children 0, and Children need three million words from ww. adults before kindergarten. That seems like a staggering amount un03less this time is scheduled every day as quiet and active activity times that include talking together. Taking neighborhood walks is at 6 or attending a city attraction is a good time Bank, to discuss what children are experiencing. week Grandparents can help build that vocabuthat lary storehouse by planning interesting visits around town that parents may not be cials able to arrange. appen Talk during the visit and print their the words on paper. Perhaps take pictures and munity. kiljan@

beginning sounds, occasionally ask them to identify some on a page. Ask children questions about the story (who, what, when, where, why and how) to check for comprehension. Read favorite books many times until children can pretend to read the book themselves. Perhaps they can retell some of it. Encourage children to dress up like the characters and act it out.

avoid Summer Slide make a storybook they can “read.” This helps children get the feel of reading and be praised for it. Library visits are critical during the summer. Bring home a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, and attend library programs. Then sit in a cozy spot, read with good expression and discuss the story. Connect relaxation and resting with reading a book. As your children are learning letters and

Once children are in first grade, it is very important to practice reading every day. Children can practice to avoid a summer slide backward that requires reteaching in the fall while other students zoom ahead. Summer, after all, is one third as long as a school year. Ten to 20 minutes reading out loud every day makes a difference. There is a rule of five to help choose books. If your children put a finger on five or more words that they don’t know on a

typical page, they probably need help reading the book. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t choose it, just that they will need help and tire easily. Perhaps take turns reading paragraphs. Read at the same time so they mimic your good expression. If they don’t know a word, tell them after giving them time to think. Watch for correct reading of punctuation. Stop and lower pitch for periods at the end of sentences. Raise pitch at question marks. Pause at commas and sound excited at exclamation marks. Expression helps comprehension. Look for books with reading levels and chapter books like “ The Magic Tree House” series. Your librarians will help. Keep track of reading minutes and give rewards, including special activities or privileges with you. Esther Macalady is a former teacher, who lives in Golden, and participates in the Grandparents Teach Too writing group.

Adventures traveling from Alaska to Nebraska and back

The month of June proved to be jampacked with wonderful travel adventures. Seven friends and I decided that a cruise to Alaska via the Inside Passage was in order. The planning actually began nearly a year ago. After all, we didn’t want to rush into ounda- anything. Our Holland America cruise left istic from Vancouver, British Columbia, but we ed to discovered that it was considerably less arn expensive to fly to Bellingham, Wash., and ndle take a shuttle bus to Vancouver. iety of Our overnight stay in Vancouver whetuest ted our appetites to plan an extended stay act in that lovely city. or We did have time to visit the famous Stanley Park and the Gastown Historic District, where we happened upon a delightful Italian restaurant just in time for dinner. Our cruise began late afternoon the next day. Thankfully, the seas in the inside passage are smooth and my new-found best

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(traveling) friend, the trans-dermal patch, worked very well. The cruise itinerary included stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway where we went on some extraordinary excursions. Among those chosen were whale watching, a lumberjack competition, a city tour via a “duck” (an amphibious vehicle), a narrowgauge-train trip into the mountains, and a seaplane tour of five glaciers (one of my personal favorites). There was also time to explore the

towns. Tourism plays a large part in the economies of the three cities, as do the fishing and lumbering industries. After we docked in Seward, we took a bus to Anchorage where six of us rented a van and spent another three days visiting Denali National Park, and Fairbanks where we took a tour on a paddlewheel riverboat; the tour included watching a dog-sled team work out and a stop at an Indian village. We returned to Anchorage on the Pipeline Highway. As is to be expected, the scenery is breath-taking and we were lucky enough to have very favorable weather for the majority of the trip. We almost saw the top of Mount McKinley — something rare for this time of year. While we saw a number of animals, I was surprised that we didn’t see more. It was indeed a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I highly recommend it.

My next adventure took me to my sister and brother’s farm and lake just outside Columbus, Neb. My daughter, Suzie; son, BJ; and I were the only representatives from our immediate clan. We weren’t lonely, however, as more than 40 people were there. A highlight of this adventure was a fish fry featuring more than 40 pounds of fish that had been caught in the lake. One of my nephews engineered that monumental undertaking. In a word: delicious! I got to do one of my favorite things in the world, which is taking a nap on the 100-year-old (literally) hide-abed (honestly) in the cabin, with a summer breeze blowing through the windows. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Until next time, I’ll see you around town. Columnist Harriet Hunter Ford may be reached at hhunterford@msn.com.

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arvada running Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact arvadarunningclub@ gmail.com or ltkrapes@msn.com. Kindergarten regiStration Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to jeffcopublicschools.org and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.

Women’S netWorKing group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact Info@OurConnection.org or call 303- 438-6783. reCurring/through July 20 painted CatS Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html. Visit http://www.catcaresociety.org. reCurring/through July 27 Quilt diSplay Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377. reCurring/through aug. 2 Summer Camp Golden History Museums again offer

hands-on history summer day camp for children ages 6-11 years. Sessions include movie making, firefighting, technology and mining. Six week-long sessions take place from June 10 to Aug. 2 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe Streets, near downtown Golden. The camp is divided into morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), or full days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at GoldenHistory.org or by phone at 303-278-3557.

reCurring/through aug. 9 Food pantry The Golden Backpack Program has launched the “Snack-n-Wagon,” a mobile food pantry that will provide weekday lunches to kids in need this summer. The wagon will serve lunch to any child up to 18 years old, no questions asked. The wagon will be at two locations: Fox Hill Partments, 17611 W. 16th Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at Mountainside Estates, 17190 Mt. Vernon Road., from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday through Aug. 9, with the exception of July 4-5. Contact Peggy Halderman at 303-763-7076 or pjhalderman@icloud.com. reCurring/through laBor day Free admiSSion Lakewood Heritage Center will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, offering free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. The Lakewood Heritage Center can educate and entertain the kids and the whole family with a trip through the 20th century from early farming days with real farming equipment to a 1940s diner. This summer, the importance of the military is highlighted through the museum’s victory gardens, showing how communities have come together during conflicts and wars in support of the military. The Blue Star program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent history, fine art, science, nature centers and children’s museums. The complete list of participating museums is available at www. arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

looKing ahead looKing ahead/July 26 golF tournament The fifth annual St. Joan of Arc Golf 4 Life tournament is Friday, July 26, at Hyland Hills Golf Course, 9650 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster. Call 303-279-3003. The event includes the tournament, lunch and an auction. Proceeds benefit pro-life programs in Arvada and Denver, and St. Joan of Arc capital projects.

looKing ahead/July 26 KidS night Evergreen Park & Recreation District will have its second kids’ night out from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 26, giving parents an opportunity to drop off their children ages 5-12 for an evening of pizza, games and gymnastics at Wulf Recreation Cetner, 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen. Space is limited. Sign up by Monday, July 22, at http://bit.ly.EPRD-KNO. The district will offer another kids’ night out on Aug. 9. Call Shana Peterson, 720-880-1227 or email speterson@eprd.co. Visit www.evergreenrecreation.com. looKing ahead/July 26-28 Camp ComFort Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www. CampComfort.org or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400. looKing ahead/July 26 to Sept. 1 playhouSe ShoW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Wonder of the World” from July 26 to Sept. 1. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, with a 2 p.m. show on Sept. 1. Tickets are available by calling 303-9353044 or going online to www.minersalley.com. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. looKing ahead/July 27 emergenCy preparedneSS People with disabilities, along with their families and support providers, are invited to an emergency preparedness training day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Lunch will be provided. Training will include family and home preparedness,

CPR, fire safety, first aid and more. Participants will leave with a basic survival kit, a family and friends CPR trainer and more. To register, contact Stephanie Hackett at shackett@ brightonco.gov or 303-655-2316.

looKing ahead/July 27 5K WalK Arvada Walks for Kids presented by Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis is Saturday, July 27. The 5K Family Walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Lake Arbor Park/Lake, 6400 Pomona Drive. Register by July 15 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Refreshments provided. Activities at the event include a fire department display, Jungle Mobile for kids, and community booths. Visit www.ajkiwanis.com. looKing ahead/July 28 Symphony ConCert Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform July 28 with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/YleJmw. More information about Rodrigo y Gabriela is available at http://www.rodgab.com. looKing ahead/July 28 to oCt. 26 Quilt ShoW Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave., Golden, presents “Material Witnesses: New Work from the Manhattan Quilters Guild” from July 28 to Oct. 26. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. Call 303-277-0377. looKing ahead/aug. 3-4 25th reunion The Arvada West class of 1988 reunion will be Aug. 3-4. First, gather at Bar Louie at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The bar is in the Westminster Promenade, 10661 Westminster Blvd. The evening is a semi-casual night of catching up. Then from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, classmates can attend a reunion picnic at Allen House Pavilion & School Tour. Pack a picnic lunch and drink and plan for a tour around 2 p.m. For details and to purchase tickets, visit http:// arvadawest1988.webs.com/.

looKing ahead/aug. 5 exhiBitorS needed More than 35 booths are available for handmade crafts, food and seasonal items at the second annual arts and craft fair, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Stober Elementary, Lakewood. Most booth spaces measure 8-by-8 feet. A limited number of retail vendor spaces are also available. Reserve your spot by Aug. 5. Request an application at annedrobny@gmail.com. Applicants will be notified by Aug. 26. Looking Ahead continues on Page 20


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VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at dpospisi@jeffco.k12.co.us.

Music Festival and Art Show. The program is titled Salute the Red, White & Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For its second concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, the orchestra has invited The Queen City Jazz Band for an evening of music at the Arvada Center Amphitheater. Tickets are available at www.SummerAtTheCenter.com or by calling 720-898-7200. The final concert is a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at Parfet Park in Golden. Visit www.jeffsymphony.org.

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BIBLE STUDY Community Bible Study Denver Northwest plans a registration day for women and children from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. We will be studying The Book of Acts. This interdenominational 30-week study will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. For more information, contact Chris at 303-324-7250.

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

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LOOKING AHEAD/AUG. 15, AUG. 18 SUMMER CONCERTS Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts in its 2013 summer concert series. The first concert, at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4, is at the Evergreen

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calls, that spreads us pretty thin,” Mink said, adding that he had authorized some overtime for patrollers to do nothing but respond quickly to reports of potential wildfires. Then there is the cost of managing those fires that cannot be put out immediately. “So far the Bluebell is going to cost the county, since we’re not getting state reimbursement, about $250,000,” Mink said. A busy fire season can easily outstrip the funding budgeted into the sheriff’s department at the beginning of the year. Mink said he hopes the county will be reimbursed for at least a portion of the $200,000 it spent to support fighting the Lime Gulch Fire. “We don’t worry about the money at the

The Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Department uses several methods to communicate fire and evacuation information to residents:

Arvada Christian Church 8010 West 62nd Avenue

303-422-5412

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

CROSSROADS

CHURCH OF DENVER

A PLACE TO DO LIFE

SERVICE TIMES Sunday: 9 aM and 10:30 aM WedneSday: 6:30 PM

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FOR ALL AGES 9725 W. 50th • Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 421-3800 Main

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FLIPPING HOUSES A real estate-investing education group meets 7-9 p.m. every third Monday at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The group will cover all the information needed to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow.

NOVEL NIGHT Race the quarter mile at Rare and Novel Night, an event benefitting the Jefferson County Library Foundation, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Bandimere Speedway. For information, contact Natalie Martinez, 303-403-5077.

REPUBLICANS MEN meeting The Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information.

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FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountySheriff TWITTER: @Jeffcosheriffco KNOW EVACUATION LEVELS: LEVEL 1) Be ready to leave. LEVEL 2) Leave soon. LEVEL 3) Leave immediately! time,” Mink said. “We want to handle the situation, and handle the dollars and cents later.”

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CODERED MOBILE NOTIFICATION: Sign up at the

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Proclaiming Christ to the Mountains and Plains www.SaintJoanCatholic.org 12735 W 58th Ave · 80002 · 303-420-1232 Daily Masses: 8:30 AM, Mon-Sat Confessions: After Mass, Mon, Wed-Fri; Sat: 9:00-10:00 AM; 4:00-4:45 PM Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM

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

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tion Festival is Aug. 16-17 at Anderson Park on 44th Avenue. This year’s festival will feature new rides on the midway including inflatables, such as jumpy castles, jousting, climbing walls, carnival games, balloon darts and activities for kids of all ages. Returning to the festival this year are many of the favorites like the midway, food, two nights of fireworks, the chili cook-off, live bands and a parade. Free activities for kids include the Kids Craft Central booth. The Arvada Association of Modelers Club will demonstrate their planes and the quarter-midget race cars will be back. For more information, visit www.thecarnationfestival.com. The festival welcomes back the Zoppe’ Italian Family Circus (www.zoppecolorado. com), which is a special engagement and runs through Aug. 25. Tickets will be available mid-June at www.zoppecolorado. com or at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. The opening performance is at 7 p.m. Aug.16.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

George Morrison, Senior Pastor

Please join us for our weekend and mid-week services

62nd & Ward Road

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

4890 Carr Street

Sunday ....................................................10:30 am

Unity of Evergreen at Red Rocks

Reverend Julie Armour Home of the Daily Word

The Chapel at Red Rocks 905 Bear Creek Ave • Morrison 3rd Entrance into Red Rocks Park

303-697-1533

www.mountainlightunity.org Sunday Service and Youth Education Program at 9:30 A.M. A Path for Spiritual Living

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Golden First Presbyterian Church

On the round-about at South Golden Rd. and West 16th Ave. Sunday Praise & Worship................. ......9:00 am Fellowship Time .....................................10:00 am Church School ................................ .......10:30 am

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Miriam M. Dixon

Nursery provided

303-279-5591

UNITArIAN UNIvErsALIsT

Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave.

303-279-5282 www.jeffersonunitarian.org A Religious Home for the Liberal Spirit Service Times: 9:15am / 11:00am Religious education for all ages. Nursery care provided.

Among the opponents were the Jefferson County, Adams 12 and Boulder Valley school districts. “It was creating a mandate,” said Briggs Gamblin, spokesman for Boulder Valley Schools. “That was the height of the cuts, and we felt that we couldn’t support even well-intentioned programs at that time that were mandating new programs on school districts, many of them much more cash-strapped than us.” The bill was amended to simply require that each school board institute a policy stating that all elementary students would have “opportunities” for the equivalent of 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Those opportunities could include gym class, recess, stretch breaks, and field trips that involve walking. “It was a great bill in concept, but it got watered down,” said state Sen. Irene Aguilar, one of the measure’s sponsors, who is also a primary care physician. Because there are no reporting requirements, there is no way to know with certainty exactly how schools are complying. Aguilar said she hopes the legislature can come back at some point and push for more substantive changes. Research has shown that physical activity is critical to maintaining a healthy body weight in adults — and, conversely, that it is almost impossible to do it with diet alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans call for children to get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical movement a day. That means moving with enough intensity to get winded. A variety of activities that promote aerobic development and muscle and bone strengthening is recommended. And research has shown benefits far beyond healthy body weight — things like attention, behavior and academic performance all improve when kids are active, according to multiple studies.

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Kim Gorman, director of the weight management program at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness

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don’t like.’ Kim Gorman Center, pointed out that even in the best possible scenario — every student getting 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous movement every day — it would account for only half that is called for. And it would account for only about 46 percent of the year. But even the best case has problems. In some schools, recess is an extension of lunch — meaning students who spend more time eating can end up with less time to move around. And recess doesn’t require a student to do anything — drive by an elementary when the kids are outside, and it’s not unusual to see groups of them standing around, or even sitting on the blacktop, talking. Still, Gorman and others argued that it’s critical to get youngsters moving, and it doesn’t have to be running laps. Gorman’s idea is simple: She’d have 30 minutes of open playground time before and after school each day. And then she’d let the kids do whatever they wanted so long as they were moving — everything from jumping rope to playing basketball to dancing. “It can be dancing — it absolutely can be dancing,” Gorman said. “It doesn’t have to be a punitive thing that kids don’t like.” Data analysis and additional reporting by Burt Hubbard. I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: inewsnetwork.org. Contact Kevin Vaughan at kvaughan@inewsnetwork.org or 303-446-4936. This article was conceived and produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, which is administered by The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

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tever oving LAKEWOOD - One of Lakewood’s own is making it play- big and making even bigger saves. Nicole Hensley, a 2012 graduate of Green Mountain can High School, recently completed a stellar rookie camesn’t paign as a freshman goaltender playing NCAA Division I don’t ice hockey at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. The 19-year-old gained national acclaim for her 90save effort in a CHA Conference playoff game against ng by Robert Morris University on March 1, setting an NCAA rvice Division I record for saves in the entire CHA Conference PBS. playoff tournament in only one game. .org. On Friday, Hensley learned she will be recognized for @in- her 90-save game on the Lindenwood website as one of the university’s “Top 10 Sports Moments of the Year.” On Friday the Lindenwood website will note the acuced complishment. Fund The award is only one of many awards that Hensley min- has racked up in just a single season. ment After earning both starts as a freshman in the season gram opening series against nonconference Western Colleuni- giate Athletic Conference (WCHA) opponent Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 28-29. Hensley went on to become the No. 1 goaltender for the Lady Lions and garnered numerous awards at the university, conference and national level during the 2012-13 season. Her first award of the season was the Lindenwood Female Student Athlete of the Week Award, followed by three CHA Conference Honor Roll awards, five CHA Conference Rookie of the Week awards, and the CHA Conference Rookie of the Month Award for February 2013. Additional awards came at the end of the season. Hensley was a unanimous selection to the CHA Conference All-Rookie Team, was selected CHA All Conference Second Team, and was named CHA Conference Rookie of the Year, finishing second in the CHA Conference with a .939 save percentage in league games, just .001 behind the leader. But Hensley is far from satisfied. She is already geared up for her sophomore campaign. “At this point, my goals include making it back to the

Behind all of the traffic, former Green Mountain Ram Nicole Hensley focuses on stopping any shot fired her way.

Warren Strelow Goaltending Camp next year as well as making August Fest sometime in the future which is a camp that brings together players from the national team, as well as hopefuls for the future teams and possibly one day the Olympics,” Hensley said. While becoming a member of Team USA is just a dream for many, it is a potential reality for Hensley, who was invited by USA Hockey to attend the Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp in Ann Arbor, Mich. last May. The camp featured the top 12 female goaltenders in the U.S. eligible for international play in select age groups. While she continues to excel, she recalls the early days fondly. “One of my other favorite memories would’ve been when my High Plains hockey team, the Black Widows

beat the Polar Bears in overtime to win the state championship. It was really cool because my sister was on the team and those games are always fun because you have friends on every team,” Hensley said. Her sister, Brittany, will be a junior at Green Mountain High School this fall and is a letter winner for the Rams in soccer, basketball and academically. Nicole, an exercise science major, is looking forward to a strong sophomore athletic and academic year at Lindenwood, with the 2013-14 ice hockey season opening series at home on September 27-28 with a non-conference series against WCHA opponent Bemidji State from Bemidji, Minn. Lindenwood is a member of the College Hockey America (CHA) Conference along with Penn State, Syracuse, Mercyhurst, Robert Morris and RIT.


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Thornton sinks upgrades into Thorncreek Popular golf course tallies numerous renovations By Daniel Williams

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THORNTON - If you have ever driven by Interstate 25 and 136th Avenue and wondered if you were missing out by not stopping by and playing a round at Thorncreek Golf Course the answer is a firm yes. The course that always looks a lush green off the highway is even better on foot, and Thorncreek offers an out-oftown golf experience just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver. “You will definitely have a golf experience and not just play a round of golf when you are at Thorncreek,” Thorncreek staff member Peyton Lindbloom said. The 18-hole course that is also Thornton’s only municipal course is more than 7,200 yards from the championship tees, but it can also play 6,500 yards from the white tees, making the course welcome to players of all abilities. The course, designed by Finger Dye Spahn, Inc., just celebrated its 20th anniversary. It has been just over a year since the City of Thornton took over day-to-day operations of the course from previously management. Thornton spent over a quarter-of-a-million dollars in renovations and took an already popular course to the next

With grass stations and endless targets, Thorncreek’s large driving range usually has a spot open. Photo by Daniel Williams level in terms of overall course conditions. Landscaping additions, new fences, new turf seed and overall appearances of the fairways, cart paths and even clubhouse were just some of the makeovers the course received. “The company that has been running the course has let a few things go, and the course’s overall condition slipped a little bit. But right now the course is beautiful,” Thornton resident and Thorncreek regular Phil Wells said. Thorncreek has a well above course rating of 73.6 and was given a 4-star rating by Golf Digest as “Best Places to Play.”

“The course can definitely be challenging, but it can also be a long or as short as you want to play it. It is a course everyone can play,” Lindbloom said. And then comes the matter of price — which is actually no issue at Thorncreek. One thing the city has done is to remain competitive with the cost of playing nine of 18 holes. There are courses twice the price and three times the drive that don’t live up to the experience you will get at Thorncreek. And Thorncreek puts together tournaments for business owners who run a charity or are involved in a fundraiser.

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Siemers has interim label lifted, tabbed officially as head coach Also, former Orediggers compete nationally; soccer names assistant By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com GOLDEN - Chris Siemers has been promoted from interim head coach to head coach of the Colorado School of Mines cross country programs effective immediately. Interim Director of Athletics Marv Kay announced the hire that was only a matter of time after Mines cross country’s exceptional season. “Chris did a very fine job during his year as interim head coach,” Kay said. “His team’s national accomplishments speak volumes for his ability as a head coach. It is expected that the cross country teams will continue to excel under his coaching and leadership.” Siemers guided Mines to its best season in program history in 2012, steering both cross country teams back to the NCAA national championships for the first time since 2005 as the men claimed runner-up out of 32 teams and the women took eighth, their third top-10 finish of the last 10 seasons. With a program-record five runners in the top-36 and earning All-American stature, the Oredigger men continued their noteworthy run of high showings at the na-

tional meet, finishing in the top-five for the fourth straight year and in the top-10 for an eighth consecutive season. The men spent the entirety of the regular season ranked inside the nation’s top-four, including a four-week stint at No. 2., and finished no lower than third at any meet in the fall under Siemers, capturing top honors at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational as well as second-place results at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree and RMAC Championships. The 2012 Captain U Division II Men’s Cross Country College Coach of the Year, Siemers saw the Mines women rank inside the top-25 in all seven regular season ballots, highlighted by a season-best ranking of No. 13 in the final poll. The Orediggers captured three fourthplace team finishes and took sixth at the Cowboy Jamboree behind a trio of Division I squads.

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McLain, a 12-time All-American and three-time national champion — both alltime program-bests, ranked 11th in prelims and 22nd overall among 46 runners in the 1500 in 3:46.67. Representing Boulder Running Company/Adidas, McLain earned the automatic qualifying A standard and a foursecond personal-best of 3:39.81 on June 15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Former Mines track national champions Mark Husted (2011) and Mack McLain (2012) have not missed a stride since their times in Golden and the pair competed at the U.S Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Husted, a six-time All-American and two-time national champion at Mines, placed fourth in his preliminary heat and 11th overall out of 28 in the 800 with a time of 1:47.87, just 0.57 of a second behind a semifinal qualification.

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The ESPN the Magazine Track/Cross Country Academic All-America of the Year and RMAC Outdoor Track & Field Academic Athlete of the Year in 2010, Husted, a member of the Denver Track Club, qualified for the national championships with a personal-record of 1:47.56 on April 28 at the 2013 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, California.

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