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Sentinel Lakewood

August 22, 2013

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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 90, Issue 2

City center construction begins Parking, Cultural Center access affected By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Visitors to the Lakewood Civic Center will have fewer places to park during the first phase of construction to make the area easier to navigate and access. Phase one of construction started Aug. 12, with work focusing on the drive aisles across from the Cultural Center and adjacent to the Civic Center. “We’re trying to make the parking area there more user-friendly for school buses, so kids can be dropped off right at the Cultural Center,” said project manager Jerry Goldman. The project should cost about $1,199,199, Goldman said. He said he hopes the project will be completed in November, but there is a chance it could stretch into spring 2014, depending

on how work progresses. According to information provided by the city, several areas will be closed during this process: The north end of the upper parking lot and adjacent sidewalks next to the Cultural Center are closed; the north entrance to underground parking is closed, but the south entrance remains open; the outside elevator at the pedestrian bridge is closed. An alternative elevator is available inside the Cultural Center, or when the center is closed, sidewalks can be used along the south end of the upper lot for access between the upper lot, Allison Parkway, underground parking and bus stops. Access to the RTD bus station at Lakewood Civic Center will not be affected. During the day, parking is available in the upper parking lot above South Allison Parkway, in the upper parking lot from the south only (roundabout near Belmar Library) and on the upper deck of the Public Safety Center to the west of Allison. During the evening and weekends, residents should use South Allison Parkway from either direction to access the under-

Construction is under way on the first phase of an effort to make the city center area more accessible and safer. The first phase is expected to finish in either November or Spring 2014, depending on progress. Photo by Clarke Reader ground garage. From there, look for the turquoise wall to find the elevator to the Lakewood Cultural Center Lobby. Parking is also available in the upper parking lot above South Allison Parkway. Enter the upper parking lot from the south only (round-

about near Belmar Library). Work is progressing well, Goldman said. The next phase will be a redesign and reCity continues on Page 19

Fransua charged in hit and run death Man claimed he struck a deer By Clarke Reader creader@ourcoloradonews.com

Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson speaks in support of a school finance act tax hike during an Aug. 15 rally at Lakewood’s Green Mountain High School. Photos by Vic Vela

Governor touts school-finance reform tax hike Rally brings out supporters, detractors of possible ballot measure By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Gov. John Hickenlooper gave a fullthroated endorsement of a school-finance reform tax hike at a Lakewood rally on Aug. 15, marking the beginning of a campaign behind what’s expected to be the most significant ballot question voters will decide this fall. Hickenlooper was joined by other education-reform advocates at a Green Mountain High School rally that drew more than 100 supporters of an initiative that will create $950 million in new taxes that will fund an overhaul of the Colorado school-finance system. “I refer to this all the time as the single most comprehensive education-reform initiative in the history of the United States,” Hickenlooper said. “With this initiative, we’re building a public-education system that’s going to serve as a model for the rest of the United States.” By passing Initiative 22 this fall, taxpayers would fund full-day kindergarten for all Colorado children and would provide more support for at-risk students and English

A woman who opposes Initiative 22 holds a sign that reflects her views, as she stands across the street from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood on Aug. 15. learners. The initiative also aims to reduce class sizes and provide greater funding equality for school districts across the state. Hickenlooper was joined at the rally by other supporters of the Colorado Commits to Kids campaign. They included Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson, who said that “an additional 3,000 5-year-olds

will have free full-day kindergarten” in the county, and that at least 1,000 at-risk Jeffco children will have access to free preschool, if the initiative passes. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia echoed Stevenson’s call to pass the ballot measure, saying, “We know that not all kids enter school on equal footing.” “But if we want all kids to graduate and all be ready for higher education we need to be sure we can provide the level of individualized support that not all districts can afford to offer,” Garcia said. Initiative 22 would raise taxes on all Colorado taxpayers. The two-tiered proposal would raise income taxes to 5 percent on everyone earning $75,000 or less. Those who earn over that amount would pay 5 percent on the first $75,000 in taxable income and 5.9 percent on taxable income above $75,000. Colorado’s current income tax rate is a flat 4.63 percent, regardless of income level. Hickenlooper said that Colorado is one of the lowest-taxed states in the country and will remain so, even if the initiative passes. But opponents of Initiative 22 were quick to jump on Hickenlooper’s comments. “I think it’s interesting that the governor

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Derrick Lawrence Fransua, 21, of Denver, has been charged in the death of 15-year-old Gerard Julien. On Aug. 12 Fransua was in Jefferson County District Court, where he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death’ vehicular homicide, tampering with physical evidence, speed contest, reckless driving, Fransua failure to obey traffic control device and false reporting to authorities. Fransua is being held on $10,000 cash bond. His next court appearance will be for his preliminary hearing on Sept. 12. On July 20, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a call in the area of South Kipling and West Asbury to investigate a hit-and-run crash involving life-threatening injuries to a teenager. That teenager, Julien, died from his injuries. According to court records, Fransua was driving a PT Cruiser in what appeared to be a speed contest when he hit Julien, who was crossing the crosswalk, and then drove away. According to information provided by the office of District Attorney Peter Weir, Fransua returned to his parents’ home in Denver. He allegedly told his parents, and

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August 22, 2013

Go ahead, help make someone’s day They stand on a corner, three teenage girls in colorful summer dresses, their hands held high and clutching posterboards in neon green and pink scrawled with cheery messages: “Find the good.” “Smile - U - matter.” “Stay positive.” “Honk if you’re happy.” And many drivers do, creating an intermittent cacophony of horns of varying timbres and tempos. The girls respond with wide smiles and spirited fist pumps. Kinzi Kuhloie gives a thumbs-up as one driver leans on the horn repeatedly in a long series of honks. “Yeah!” she says excitedly. “They’re really pumped!” Kinzi is 17 and she’s been sign-holding, as she calls it, for two years. Her motivation is uncomplicated. “Life can get overwhelming and so many things can build up that you don’t find the good,” she says. “This reminds you to look for the good . . . and remember that it’s there.” Kinzi and her friends, Alyssa Hayne, 16, and Emily VonDongen, 19, have hit the streets in Highlands Ranch with their signs about twice a week this summer. The positive response, they say, keeps them coming back. “We’re making people happy,” Alyssa says, “one sign at a time.”

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Kinzi, Alyssa and Emily are part of a growing grassroots crusade to spread positive thinking. She got the idea from a good friend, a student at Mesa State University in Grand Junction, who started a club to promote positivity by holding signs. In Anacortes, Wash., in May 2012, the Happiness Sprinkling Project was born when people gathered at a popular intersection and held signs saying “You are loved” and “Yes oh Yes.” The movement to “sprinkle happiness” through sign-holding events has since spread to 20 cities and two countries, according to its website. Last year, in Washington, D.C., a 29-year-old man campaigned to make people smile by standing at street corners with friends holding posterboards declaring “Honk if you love someone,” “Be happy” and “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” Passersby loved them back.

These spontaneous, informal events fit neatly into the emerging field of positive psychology and the study of happiness. Instead of trying to figure out why we feel sad or depressed, positive psychology focuses instead on how we can become happier and more fulfilled. The world-renowned founder of positive psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman, directs the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. (You can take the free authentic happiness test on the center’s website at www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx.) He contends that happiness can be analyzed into three measurable elements —positive emotion, engagement and meaning — and that the ultimate goal is to reach a state of well-being. What Kinzi and her friends are doing may not be earth-shattering in terms of establishing lasting happiness, but creating moments that make us smile or laugh or lift our spirits can make a difference that matters. Kateri McRae, an assistant professor at the University of Denver who researches emotions, notes that studies show our brains are wired in a way that tune in more quickly to negative information. “Evolutionarily, negative information is usually more critical to deal with — and to deal with quickly — and so our brains pro-

cess negative information a little bit faster,” she says. For instance, “If we discover there is something that wants to eat us out there, (the brain tells us) we should run as fast as possible.” Our brains hone in rapidly on causes of negative emotion, too. “We tend to pick out a `frownie’ face out of a sea of smiling faces pretty quickly,” McRae says. “Negative emotions can even further narrow our attention and . . . remind us of other negative things,” generating a feedback loop that keeps circulating unhappy feelings. But those same reinforcing effects manifest themselves with positive emotion also. “Being in a positive mood tends to make you more aware of the more positive things around you,” McRae says. “Remembering positive things tends to remind you of other positive things.” What Kinzi and her friends are doing, McRae says, can be clinically described as “benefit-finding” — encouraging people to look for the hidden benefits in life — a component of many therapeutic interventions. “You never know what is going to send somebody up, flip around a downward spiral into an upward spiral,” McRae says. Healey continues on Page 19

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August 22, 2013

Student research versus privacy concerns for software Data system inBloom to be given a closer look in Jeffco By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com It’s been both praised as a way for teachers to better personalize instruction and panned as a data-mining invasion of student privacy. Either way one looks at it, a controversial database is on its way to being piloted at schools in Jefferson County. A data system called inBloom — a $100 million project primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — is being tried out in three states, with Colorado being one of them. Jeffco Schools is set to become the first school district in the state to a launch pilot version of the project, possibly beginning in the 2014 school year. The Jeffco Board of Education is scheduled to hold a study session 5-7 p.m. tonight at the board of education/superintendent’s office with Colorado education experts,

where a presentation of the inBloom project will be shown. The system would allow the district to compile students’ personal and academic information from kindergarten through high school. Teachers can use digital data dashboards provided by inBloom to identify weaknesses in student performance and tailor a type of instruction to better suit their needs, according to Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “It’s almost like having an (application) on your phone,” Stevenson said. “You can see who has mastered a standard in grammar, for example, and the data would then give you suggestions for reading and further instruction.” The new system also gives Jeffco teachers the ability to access different types of student data in one centralized area. Stevenson said she hopes to launch the pilot for the 2014-2015 school year. There will be no system cost until 2015; that cost is expected to be about $3-$5 per pupil, for the 85,000 student district. The school board must approve funding down the road, before that happens.

LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY Arrest made in fatal motorcycle accident

Lakewood Police have arrested Juan Carlos Hernandez-Lupercio, 47, for investigation of failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in death and careless driving resulting in death, no proof of insurance and failure to notify police of an accident. Hernandez-Lupercio allegedly pulled out in front of Dana Schaeffer, 47, who was riding a motorcycle on Friday evening, Aug. 16, caused a fatal collision and then left the scene. Schaeffer was going southbound on S. Sheridan Blvd. when the incident occurred.

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the state Board of Education did not have a role in that decision. State Board member Deborah Scheffel, a Parker Republican, said she has had concerns since she attended an inBloom presentation earlier this year. “Parents are beginning to wonder, ‘What control do I have over this data?’” Scheffel said. “And I’m concerned that they can’t opt out of taking part in the system.” Stevenson said that in order for the data to be useful, every Jeffco student needs to be a part of the system. In response to other concerns, Stevenson said, “There are simply some untruths being perpetuated. Nobody is going to sell your child’s data. We’re not going to store disciplinary data. And, as far as religion? Good heavens, no.” Stevenson said there’s a lot to like about inBloom, and she hopes that Jeffco parents will appreciate its benefits. “If I wanted to track my cholesterol for the last five years, I have immediate access to those results online,” Stevenson said. “Think about what having school information about a child would mean to a parent, being able to plug in a password and have that. There is incredible potential.”

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Artists, art lovers and art-friendly entrepreneurs are invited to offer their ideas and thoughts on creating a community with affordable live-work housing for artists and space for arts organizations, creative businesses and art-friendly ventures along the W Line light rail in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District. The public meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, historic Mary Harris Auditorium, 1600 Pierce St. Attendees will learn about Artspace and the economic and community impact of the arts. Artspace

CORRECTION Xavier McDaniel, 21, of Littleton pleaded not guilty to six felony charges, including attempted sexual assault and first-degree burglary, during his Jefferson County court arraignment on Aug. 8.

inBloom has been the source of controversy across the country, and Colorado has been no exception. Concerns have been raised over what data will be collected, how it will be used and who has access to it. Child privacy and security concerns are what bother inBloom’s critics like Laura Boggs, a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education. Boggs is worried that inBloom will be able to mine information pertaining to students’ disciplinary records, health records and demographics like race and religion. “There are too many unknowns and too little conversations within our community for Jefferson County to dive into this,” Boggs said. “The scary part to me is that inBloom delivers the curriculum to teachers. Do we really want some unknown somebody somewhere delivering a curriculum to students here?” Jeffco will join school districts in New York and Illinois as participants in the pilot program. A handful of other states have backed away from participating. The state Department of Education is participating in Jeffco’s pilot program, but

A headline on page A4 of the Aug. 8 Lakewood Sentinel mistakenly claimed he pleaded guilty. The newpaper regrets the error. To report corrections and clarifications, call 303-566-4127.

Ms. Mackinnon, kindergarten teacher at Mitchell Elementary in Golden gives her young pupils a brief introduction to the classroom, and where she keeps her many hats that her students will use as bathroom passes, during their first day of school on Aug. 19. Photo by Amy Woodward

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tomers and offer alternatives to many of the more common beers,” Whitehead said. “There are always those people who say they don’t like beer, but they just haven’t found the right one yet.” The bar also features live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and its open windows and patio make it a perfect place to try something new as the summer winds down and fall slips in. World of Beer celebrated its Aug. 12 opening with a raffle and silent auction to benefit the local Boys and Girls club. Staff say becoming a part of the community is very important to the work they’re doing. “We really want to have that ‘Cheers’ vibe, where it’s the place you always come for good beer and atmosphere,” Boyd said. For more information, call 303-934-2304 or go to www.worldofbeers.com/belmar.

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The city of Lakewood honored the first two neighborhoods to be certified as Sustainable Neighborhoods during the Aug. 12 City Council meeting. The first two certified neighborhoods are Eiber — bounded by West Colfax Avenue, West Sixth Avenue, Wadsworth Boulevard and Oak Street — and the residential area of the Belmar district at Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue. Jonathan Wachtel, the city’s sustainability planner, said the achievements of these two neighborhoods are not only outstanding for the neighbors, but also stand as a testament to residents’ dedication to make the city more sustainable. “There are all kinds of different opportunities for different projects,” he said. “We’ve had three other neighborhoods sign up, and are getting interest from several others.” The program launched in 2012, and the

Belmar and Eiber neighborhoods were the first to sign up. The program encourages neighborhoods to work together on sustainability projects, and they earn credits in several areas for projects they launch and goals they meet. “Once they earn the Sustainable Neighborhood status, their work is not done,” Wachtel said, refering to annual renewal requirements. The Eiber neighborhood’s accomplishments include launching the Bike Eiber program, starting a community garden and literacy program at Eiber Elementary, and hosting workshops about native flora. The Belmar neighborhood launched a social media outreach campaign, worked on air quality and health-and-wellness programs, and built a community garde for educational purposes. Ward 1 (including both neighborhoods) council members Karen Kellen and Ramey Johnson also expressed their pride in the work Eiber and Belmar residents have been doing. For more information, go to www.lakewood.org/greenneighborhoods.


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August 22, 2013

NREL expands Golden campus New building blends research, testing By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, better known as NREL, is continuing its advance towards innovative technology and energy through their latest addition to the campus, the Energy Systems Integration Facility or ESIF. NREL gave a sneak peek at ESIF on Aug. 15, with an official ribbon-cutting event scheduled for later this fall. The 182,500-square-foot facility houses 200 offices, 15 laboratories and several outdoor test areas. Construction of the ESIF building was completed two months ago. It is the largest addition to the NREL campus, costing $135 million. The facility provides enough indoor space for hundreds of guest scientists and sub-contractors to test and research their work. “This unique, state-of-the-art facility provides technology developers and endusers with critical experimental, testing and integration capabilities,” said Carolyn Elam, manager at ESIF.

NREL’s mechanical room pushes water starting at 75 degrees to each circuit board of the servers located on the upper levels. The water becomes heated at 125 degrees and then returns to the mechanical room where it is cooled to 75 degrees. Unused energy from the water loop is used to heat the labs and walkways outside in order to melt snow. Photo by Amy Woodward “We are able to test new technologies and systems at scale and under real-world operating conditions, greatly increasing the

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The annual Jeffco Safety Fair will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Many services will be available, including document shredding (limit of five boxes), electronics recycling for a small

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Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson will not challenge Secretary of State Scott Gessler in a primary next year, but she has not made up her mind on a possible open seat run. Anderson talked about her political future with Colorado Community Media on Aug. 17, following a Golden town hall that focused on the sweeping changes to Colorado’s election laws the Legislature put in place earlier this year. Gessler is exploring a gubernatorial run, but has yet to announce whether he will join a Republican field seeking to unseat Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2014. An entry into a race for governor would mean Gessler would not seek reelection for his secretary of state seat. Anderson said that she will “not run against an incumbent,” but that she is keeping all options on the table if Gessler steps aside to pursue a higher office. “I’m still discussing with my family whether it’s the right thing for me to do personally, to run a statewide campaign,” she said. Anderson is the head of the Colorado County Clerk’s Association and is seen by many in the GOP establishment as a moderate Republican who would be a change of pace from Gessler, who often is embroiled in controversy and who is seen as a lightning rod in Colorado politics. “There’s lot of people who I respect and e theadmire, and my county clerks that I work with all the time, who I think would be very hbor-supportive (of a secretary of state run),” Anbilityderson said. “And the idea is very appealing al ar-to me, because I love this stuff.” they

likelihood that these technologies and systems can be operated successfully in actual commercial applications,” Elam said.

The four main areas of research for the ESIF building are high-performance data and computing, fuel-cell development, electrical systems and thermal energy. The new labs offer scientists the chance to create fuel cells on site, and work with nanomaterials, liquids, gases and even plasma. The main feature of the building is the mechanical room, which serves as the data center. NREL uses water to not only help melt snow on the walkways, but also to cool its servers. “This is NREL’s first super computer on its campus,” NREL public affairs representative Jim Bosch said. NREL’s high-performance data and computer center moves water in a continuous loop that fluctuates in temperature from the mechanical room to the data center located on the upper levels. According to Bosch, the water starts at 75 degrees. The servers raise the water temperature to 125 degrees, and the water then returns to the mechanical room where the excess energy is used to help heat the labs. “It won’t be the largest computer in America, but it’ll be the most energy efficient,” Bosch said. Tours of the campus are available upon request by calling 303-275-3000.

fee, prescription drop-off and credit report review by a bank officer. An additional 80 booths will offer activities and giveaways. For more information contact Cary Johnson at 303-271-6970 or via email at csjohnso@jeffco.us.

TCAP gains for Jeffco School test scores up in majority of areas Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson talks about changes to the state’s election laws at a town hall in Golden on Aug. 17. Photo by Vic Vela mittee hearings or formal votes that implementation costs would be enormous for many counties and that Election Day registration begs for fraud to be committed. State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, once dubbed the bill, The Same Day Voter Fraud Act. But Anderson was a key supporter of the legislation. She heads a county clerk’s association where 75 percent of its members — a bipartisan group of elected officials — supported the bill. Anderson told the town hall audience that cases of voter fraud are rare and that a real-time data system will allow election officials to determine if a voter is registered in another state or whether someone is trying to vote multiple times — something that sets Colorado a part from other states that offer Election Day registration. “We will find out,” Anderson said of any attempts by voters to commit fraud. “And you will be having a really spicy conversation with the district attorney and the attorney general (if suspicions are raised).” At the same time, Anderson admits that she’s “not a huge fan of Election Day registration.” But it’s not because of concerns over voter fraud. Rather, she would prefer voters to take time to study their ballots before casting a vote. “My ideal is that people read their blue book, think about the issues, and then go into the polling place,” she said. “But our Constitution doesn’t require an educated voter. It’s a constitutional right to access.” Anderson believes that the new election laws will save counties money, across the state. She said that she expects Jefferson County to incur an implementation cost as it moves away from 171 precinct polling place to 24 voting centers. However, other voter maintenance savings will supersede any upfront cost, she said. Overall, Anderson believes that the new election laws are good for Jefferson County and for voters across the state. “Every system of voting has vulnerabilities,” she said. “What we look at as election administrators is that balance of access and integrity And Colorado is on the cutting edge of that balance.”

By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Jefferson County Public Schools students performed better in this year’s state standardized testing than in 2012, but Superintendent Cindy Stevenson said there are areas for improvement. Jeffco students showed proficiency gains in 17 of the 27 tests that make up the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, also known as TCAP. That’s an improvement from the district’s 2012 assessment results, where students improved in only seven categories of testing. Stevenson said that the results are even more impressive, considering that the district has had to do more with less over the last few years. She pointed to obstacles that included the district working with $63 million less in funding than it had in 2009, and an increase in children living in poverty in the 85,000 student district. “And yet, we went up,” Stevenson said. “I think our school district is doing remark-

able work.” Jeffco students outperformed the rest of the state in each content area and grade level. Jeffco students’ scores “met or exceeded the state expectation of the 50th percentile in reading, writing and math,” according to a district news release. The district is also touting other highlights that are found in this year’s TCAP scores, such as 8th and 10th grade science scores reaching all-time highs this year. Also, students in grades 9 and 10 exceeded expectations in math proficiency. And the district saw “steady increases” in 4th and 7th grade reading scores. Stevenson is also pleased by the gains being made by Hispanic students, who made double-digit scoring gains in many areas this time around. But Stevenson did express concern over 3rd grade writing and math scores, as well as some downward scoring trends at the 9th grade level. Stevenson said the district will look into what happened at those grade levels and will then take the proper course of action. “I want every student’s score to go up,” she said. “A one percent score change here or there equates to 60 real children who I want to see succeed.”

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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

Local politics better without partisanship Across Colorado, budding candidates for city and town councils and school boards are wrapping up the process of gathering signatures for their nomination petitions. These citizens are working to get their names on the ballot for this November’s election, and ultimately, they are trying to win a spot on an elected board that comes with little or no pay. Voters will pick from among these candidates without a party affiliation listed for the candidates. Further, a search for candidate information on the Secretary of State’s Tracer website yields the term “nonpartisan” next to the category “party.” Indeed, these are officially nonpartisan elections they are hoping to compete in. But don’t be fooled: There are partisan races being waged for municipal and

OUR VIEW school board offices in this state. Colorado law does not prohibit a candidate from campaigning as a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or member of any other party. In other words, a candidate can tout that he or she is a member of a certain party, secure that party’s endorsement and even run among a slate of candidates looking to grab or maintain power for that party on an elected board. And voters who have been paying attention are not likely to need a party affiliation listed on their

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

What symbolizes the end of summer to you? Although many students are already back in school, text books and pencils don’t always represent the end of summer for everyone. So we asked people what symbolizes the end of summer for them.

For me it’s actually more heat. I’m from Las Vegas, so at the end of the summer I have to go back home and it’s a lot hotter in Vegas than it is in Colorado. Mike Hyelsman

When the weather starts to get cool, it feels like the end of summer. It’s warm during the day and sometime rainy in the evening, so it feels like summer, but then it starts to get cool and then it’s fall. William Stevens

Well I’m a teacher so of course the end of summers means I’m back to work. Joellen Kramer

Doing things like going to Water World because I don’t live in this area. Also seeing school supplies at the stores. Bill Koskovich

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ballots to know who represents Team Blue or Team Red or Team Other. While it is not illegal, we believe this process violates the spirit of election law. The real spirit of serving on a city council or a school board, as we wrote in an editorial last month, should be a noble calling to public service — to make a community better. It is not promoting the platform of a major, national political organization. We believe local politics should be about people, not parties. It is particularly a shame when partisanship rears up to narrow the pool of candidates in an attempt to prevent votes from being split. Sure, when a party encourages someone not to run, it is a pragmatic move in that it increases the likelihood of achieving a

victory. But it also suppresses diversity of thought and likely keeps some very wellintentioned, capable citizens from public service. Don’t get us wrong. We’re not saying every local campaign has been taken over by partisanship. Just too many — regardless of what that number is. For now, we encourage candidates who feel a true calling to serve to stick with it. There’s nothing wrong with being a member of a political party, but if you are truly dedicated to helping the community, don’t let your affiliation dictate whether you will seek office. If you win, don’t let it determine how you will serve. Come November, we encourage voters to simply choose the best person for the job.

Meaning of teaching P We, meaning teachers in one of our prep meetings, were recently asked to pick a book from the list of the 100 greatest children’s books that best exemplifies why we do what we do. Of course, the snarky side of me came out pretty quickly — I started looking for books about the Hindenburg or the Titanic, or for “The Lord of the Flies.” What? You don’t think teachers have a snarky side? Of course we do; some days, a dark sense of humor is all that stands between the classroom and the asylum. Especially when we start implementing legislative mandates. But I digress ... Once I got the snark out of my system, I really started to think about the question (some five or six hours later). One of the things I thought about was whether the answer to that question is different for me, the person, and for me, the teacher. How many of us put on a different personality depending on which hat we happen to be wearing? I would think that for some people that’s an absolute necessity. For instance, I don’t imagine you’d want your run-ofthe-mill S.W.A.T. team sniper bringing that mentality home . Most days ... At any rate, eventually I decided that my A.D.D.-riddled nature and normal schizophrenia make it possible for the answer to be the same book for both (or all) versions of me. And that book is “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Of course, that brought out the snarky side of my colleague: “Why’s that? Because you being good at this is a fantasy?” Or how about “Because, what? Once every hundred years an act of God brings about something good?” Or maybe “Yeah, that’s just because you had to teach in a closet last year.” (For the record, it was a computer lab, but that’s not as funny.) But, all kidding aside, teaching, for me,

E part H More to a drea spou If your som has always been about opening doors. I dear don’t expect all of my students to become first professional musicians or teachers. to de But I want to be sure they understand tions that those may be possibilities for them. So And if those are possible, then what else is? tions Also, I love those moments when my recon students discover they’re capable of doing Th something. attac And that discovery is like opening a for g door in their minds. And doors lead to fact, adventure. to be What’s the line from Tolkien? “It’s a dan- and a gerous business, going out your door. You futur step onto the road, and if you don’t keep Yo your feet, you never know where you might diffic be swept off to.” recom And personally — learning, performing, to th the martial arts — these have always been mem adventures to me, and I love those adven- is a li tures. Now that I’m a parent, it seems like Al the adventure just never ends. So, when Lucy Pevensie opens the wardrobe door in the spare room and discovers an entire world within, that is one of my favorite moments in literature. Of course, not every adventure ends with mythical creatures, God and heroic deeds, but the really great stories only happen on the other side of the mysterious door. 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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Quite a path to earn U.S. citizenship

A young friend of mine, a new mother, is going through the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. She is married to an American of citizen, and their son is a citizen by birth. ll- I’m intrigued with her path to citizenship blic and what it takes to qualify for naturalization. g evThe premise of U.S. citizenship is the r by fundamental value that all people are creess ofated equal. And, importantly, citizenship allows who people of all backgrounds, whether nativeit. or foreign-born, to have an equal stake in em- the future of the United States. uly Through her marriage, Katie meets don’t some basic eligibility requirements: She’s will been a permanent resident for more than three years, in “marital union with the same U.S. citizen spouse.” ers And, like all who apply for American cithe izenship, Katie is required to be “a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during

all relevant periods under the law.” Whew. Katie must prove herself through oral and written testimony in at least one inperson interview with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS will conduct security and background checks — like those I’ve undergone to volunteer in schools and work in certain industries — and will review Katie’s complete immigration record. Fortunately for her, Katie is already fluent in English, which is a requirement for her U.S. citizenship. Katie is also studying for an oral exam to demonstrate her

knowledge of U.S. history and government ... in other words, civics. What I remember about civics tests is that I got a “C” in grade school (which was also the term when I got a “C” in classroom behavior). Here are some of the questions ... how would you do? * The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. * How many amendments does the Constitution have? * Who was president during World War I? * The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. Quick – what are those three words? If you took more than a few seconds — as I did, thinking instead of the Declaration of Independence — to come up with “We, the People,” then you’re not alone. And my guess is that Katie knows a lot more right now about American history and government than many of the rest of us do. Makes you think, doesn’t it, about what

American citizenship really means? As a citizen, Katie will join you and me in a unique bond that unites people around civic ideals and a belief in the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Katie is fortunate because her loving marriage allows her a smoother path to citizenship than many other immigrants share. And as a native-born American, I’m delighted to speak up for citizenship for Katie and many others who are becoming part of our nation’s legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity. Welcome to your new home, Katie. P.S. James Madison was one author of the Federalist Papers; there are 27 amendments to the Constitution; and Woodrow Wilson was our U.S. president during World War I. Andrea Doray is a writer who also speaks up for free speech and freedom of the press at wordwatching.com. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com.

Putting closure to a relationship that has ended Editor’s Note: This is the second of a twopart series. How do you say goodbye to a dream? More specifically, how do you say goodbye to a person who you once viewed as your dream — your dream romantic partner, spouse, lover or soul mate? If you are having trouble letting go of your attachment to an ex-romantic partner, somebody who you once may have loved dearly but is now no longer in your life, your first task is to ask yourself: “If I allow myself to detach, what do I fear? Do I fear the relationship will end if I let go?” So often people hang on well after a relationship has ended because they hope for a reconciliation. They fear if they actually let go of their attachment, the relationship will be gone for good, even if the relationship has, in fact, been dead for years. Your first task is to be willing to stop clinging to the dream and accept reality so you can focus on your future instead of the past. You will then be ready to explore some difficult but very helpful questions. I would recommend you write your answers down to the following questions (you won’t remember your answers otherwise, and this is a list you may need to return to often). Also, I would recommend you write as

many answers as you can to each question, rather than being satisfied with one answer. Some of these questions came from or were stimulated by Karen Kahn Wilson in her book “Transformational Divorce.” When were you at your strongest and best in the relationship? When were you at your weakest or most vulnerable? What warning signs did you miss? What was your role in causing the problems in the relationship or in helping the relationship to deteriorate? Hold yourself accountable for what you said, what you did and how you handled yourself. What were your ex-partner’s failures or mistakes in the relationship? How did s/he contribute to the problems in the relationship? If your ex-partner was being friendly, fair and completely honest, how would s/ he describe you?

Tips for helping kids do their best This is an exciting time for students, families and teachers as they look forward to new classes, activities and friends. In upcoming columns, teachers share tips to help pupils become a team that cooperates, focuses and creates a pleasant environment for learning. Teachers need families to help more than ever.

Answer the following questions as you think your ex would answer them: What did you like the most about having me as your intimate partner? When was I the most difficult to relate with? What do you see as my greatest difficulties or blind spots? How do you think I assisted our relationship in failing? What could I have done differently that would have made the biggest difference? If you could have changed me in some way, what would it have been? Answer these questions about yourself: How often were you walled off to being close, connected and vulnerable? When did you close off your heart? How would you assess your overall behavior as a mate? What would you have done differently in this relationship if you had it to do all over again? What feelings and thoughts has the ending of your relationship brought up for you? Are

there any relationship skills at which you need to get better? What are they? What did you gain by being in the relationship? How have you grown? How are you better, wiser or more enriched because of this relationship? What did you receive in this relationship that you feel grateful for? What are you willing to forgive your ex-partner for? What do you want to be forgiven for? What are you willing to forgive yourself for? Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in its 21st year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)758-8777, or email him through his website: www. heartrelationships.com. He is not able to respond individually to queries.

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Edyth M. Schuyler 1921 - 2013

Edyth M. Schuyler, of Lakewood passed away August 15, 2013. She is survived by her sons, John (Helen) and Jim (Teresa); 5 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Her husband, Willard “Bill”, preceded her in death. Memorial Service, Friday, Sept.13th, 11am, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd, followed by Committal at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Childrens Hospital Colorado at www.childrenscolorado.org.

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Tips for Happy School Days

Families may want to pick a few tips at a time and have short conversations to help young children prepare. Role-playing some of the tips below can be fun for the whole family, as long as, everything is kept light. The goal is to HELP, not create concern or more anxiety. Plan a healthy breakfast together and bring a nutritious snack for mid-morning. If children aren’t hungry when they first wake up, give them some water, milk or juice and bag some dry cereal, toast or cheese to munch. This helps reduce a mid-morning grouchy/tired sugar low. Children can help make a list for shopping and learn to be a detective for healthy and unhealthy ingredients by reading labels. Send a lunchtime happy note several times a week on a paper towel/napkin. Include a photo of the family and pet for the desk. Experts suggest young children need 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Otherwise, by Friday there can be a large sleep deficit. Sunday nights are especially important or Monday mornings will be tough for everyone.

How much time is needed to dress before breakfast and travel to school? It’s a good idea to begin adjusting bedtimes now to approximate the new schedule. Have several trial runs and add 10 minutes. Together choose and set out clothes, backpack with notes and assignments, shoes (often a frustration) and weatherappropriate outerwear the night before to avoid rushing and family stress. Practice saying something nice to send the family members on their way in the morning. Attitude is important. Say “Hi” with a smile to the bus or carpool driver and others you meet. At school, hang up clothing and follow other school/classroom procedures. Walk and use an “indoor” voice in school, and open doors for adults and others. What exciting things will your children learn today? For more early learning tips, pod casts, and videos for families see grandparentsteachtoo.org and wnmufm.org for podcasts “Learning Through the Seasons.”

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Best to make healthy homework a habit One of the questions my kids dreaded throughout their education was when I would ask this, “Do you have any homework tonight?” Of course they hated that question, I hated it too when I was growing up and my mother would ask me the very same thing. Well it’s that time of year again when kids of all ages are settling back into the school routine and homework will be inevitable. And I think that many students get uncomfortable about the question because they would much prefer to say that there was no homework assigned or just a very little bit so that they can spend time with friends and doing anything other than their assignments. At the end of the day the only person who really suffers is the student. Surely as parents we agonize over it a little too, but we can only do so much in the way of accountability. The student has to want to succeed and be an active participant in their own learning and growth.

Homework is perceived as a “thing” that has to get done, when at the end of the day it’s really about work ethic and attitude. Homework is a behavior that drives success whether we are in school, at work, or trying to grow personally or professionally. You see, we can’t manage results, we can only manage behaviors. And it is in our school days that we develop this work ethic and positive habits that will propel us in our future endeavors. Anyone reading this column can prob-

ably look back at a time when you or your child procrastinated or just avoided a homework assignment or maybe a few consecutive assignments. The outcome was that we fell farther behind and playing catch-up was infinitely harder. And we can also look back at a time when we took the time to do the homework, and how amazing it felt when we breezed through a quiz or test. Again, it’s about the behaviors that deliver results. And as we fast forward past our school years and evaluate where we are today in our career we can probably point to specific times when we fell behind at work because we didn’t do the little extra things at the end of our day such as planning and preparing, making lists, looking at our goals, or checking off what we had accomplished. When we view this kind of work as productive we can view our homework as being healthy. It’s when we have the attitude that we would rather avoid the behavior of

a little extra work that we deprive ourselves of the feeling of accomplishment and we erode our beliefs in our own capabilities and what we can truly achieve. Learning and growing is something that is a constant part of our entire lives not just during our years of schooling. We should always be “on the grow” as we look to raise the bar a little each and every day. And healthy homework whether we are a student or enjoying a career is a great way to ensure our future success. Are you keeping up with your healthy homework? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com and together let’s continue to learn and make this a better-than-good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com

Home Depot gives back to pro-contractors Nationwide event shows off new app for builders By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ourcoloradonews.com The Home Depot will celebrate contractors from all industries with a nationwide appreciation event Aug. 27 to Aug. 28. after Home Depot’s first-quarter earnings reported that in May 2013, professional contactors were spending more than customers who were not professional contractors. The Home Depot store at 16900 W Colfax Ave. in Golden, along with 10 stores throughout Jeffco, will take part in the celebration, which will offer special deals on products and delivery, and the unveiling of a new phone app and loyalty rewards program designed specifically for professional contractors. “It’s a pretty cool event,” said Kevin Scriboni, pro account representative for the Home Depot in Golden. “We want to give the contractors more than just products at great a price. It’s an event to give back to them.” According to Scriboni, the Golden store is one of the chain’s highest-rated con-

The Home Depot in Golden,16900 W Colfax Ave., will take part in a nationwide appreciation event in celebration of the store’s professional contractor customers on Aug. 27-28. Photo by Amy Woodward tractor stores, and one of the larger stores that pulls in more contractors because of its wide selection of products not found at other Home Depot stores. But Home Depot representatives want to do more than give back to contractors through product deals and a barbecue; they want to provide business tools to help make their pro-customers’ business more efficient. This is where the Pro app and Pro Xtra rewards card come in. The Pro app will allow contractors to download the application on any mobile device, allowing them

to build a materials list and place orders by selecting their closest Home Depot store. Orders are then prepared by store associates, and contractors only need to show up and show their electronic receipt. “It’s really slick,” said Scriboni, who has been giving live demos for the past few weeks. “The app will help to keep contractors out of the stores and keep them on-site, which helps the contractor to save money and time.” The Pro Xtra rewards card will give access to exclusive business tools, and a 10

percent discount on the first purchase when members apply. “It’s what I’ve been asking for,” said Jason Jenkins, owner of Jenkins Construction in Pine. The bulk of his business, which Jenkins estimates at more than 100 projects a year, are construction projects located in Jeffco. He has been in business for almost 20 years and has about 30 men working for him. Jenkins said he hopes to make the most of the new app. “It makes a big difference,” said Jenkins. “I’m looking forward to getting all the information.” With summer being a busy time for contractors, Jenkins, along with many other contractors, may not be able to attend the appreciation event. But Scriboni and store associates will be waiting to show contractors the Pro app whenever they have time “We can easily come to any contractor ... and continue to do live demos,” Scriboni said. The appreciation event will be 7-11 a.m. For more information about the event or Home Depot’s Pro app and rewards program, contact Chris Giallanza at 678-7330036 or via email chris.giallanza@mslgroup.com.

Arrest made in Lakewood Estates arson case Two-alarm fire result of family altercation By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com West Metro Fire and Rescue, Denver Firefighters and Lakewood Police responded to a two-alarm fire Aug. 16 at

the Sun Pointe at Lakewood Estates condominium complex, 5745 W. Atlantic Place. When crews arrived at the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire on the roof of the three-story complex. Officials said the fire originated in apartment 305. It took almost an hour to extinguish the fire. Two people were transported to local hospitals. According to information released by West Metro, two units had extensive fire damage and four others had smoke and water damage. A majority of the residents in the 24unit complex were able to return to their apartments that evening. According to information released by Lakewood Police, the West Metro Fire Department Arson Investigation unit found evidence that suggested the fire in apartment 305 may have been intentionally set. The Lakewood Police Department Major Crimes Unit

was then asked to assist in the investigation case. Investigators learned that Jalen Berg, 19, had gotten into a physical altercation with his father in the evening before the fire alarm was made. Both Berg and his father lived in unit 305. Lakewood Police said they believe Berg intentionally set fire to the unit in retaliation for the fight he had with his father. Berg was one of the people transported to the hospital with minor injuries. After he was released from the hospital he was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. Berg is being held under charges of first-degree arson, multiple accounts of attempted murder, child abuse, felony criminal mischief and felony menacing. Detectives and arson investigators are still investigating this case. According to police information, additional charges are a strong possibility as the case develops.

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The Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District and 40 West Arts District have received a grant to help the area catalogue its historic buildings. The organizations received a grant of $37,500 from the State Historical Fund, and the Business Improvement District pledged $12,500 to push the total to $50,000. “This grant is going to help us list the architecture, ownership and uses of all the historic businesses in the

district,” said Bill Marino, executive director of the district. “For a building to be historic, it has to be 50 years old or older, and we think we have around 500 buildings like that.” Marino said all types of architecture styles are present in the area, from turn-of-the-century designs to bungalows. Many of the uses of the oldest building were agrarian, he added, but that certainly is not the only use. The data will be used as part of an initiative to preserve and celebrate the history and character of the West Colfax Corridor through interpretive signage, educational programs and materials. “In order to really find out the historic aspects of West Colfax, we need this data available to us,” said Ron Avo, a board member of the West Colfax Community Association. “This will

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The history of Standley Lake Regional Park Five square miles of scenery and recreation By Ashley Reimers

areimers@ourcoloradonews.com Editor’s Note: This is the first story of a three-part series highlighting the history of Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. The second story will focus on recreation, followed by education in the third story. Known for its beautiful scenery and unlimited outdoor activities, the state of Colorado is a place where people from all over the world choose to spend their free time. And for Westminster residents, there’s a place right in their backyards that provides ample opportunities to enjoy the views and fun of Colorado. Standley Lake Regional Park is set on the edge of Westminster and occupies 5 square miles. The park is bordered by 100th Avenue on the north, 86th Parkway on the south, Independence and Kipling streets on the east and Alkire Street on the west. The park features 2,300-acre Standley Lake, the city’s largest body of water and source of water, as well as a variety of landbased activities such as hiking, bicycling, camping and wildlife viewing. The reservoir, which is the third largest in the Denver metro area, offers fishing, sailing, kayaking and power-boating activities, including water skiing and tubing. Although the park is now a popular place for fisherman and water-sports enthusiasts, it’s taken years to develop Standley Lake Regional Park into the gem it is today. Owned and operated by the city of Westminster, the area of the park was first home-

steaded by John Kinnear around 1870. According to the city’s website, in 1902 Thomas Croke, Ottawa Joseph Standley and Milton Smith teamed up to create the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company in an effort to develop a system of canals and reservoirs that would provide water to the farm country north and northwest of Westminster. Construction of the reservoir and the dam begin in 1908. On Sept. 7, 1911, a dedication ceremony took place for the new Standley Lake dam, which is a mile long, and Colorado dignitaries from around the state came to celebrate the completion of the project. The lake was filled with water from Clear Creek, Coal Creek, Ralston Creek and Leyden Creek. The dam was completed in 1909, and many years later, in 1963, the city enlarged the dam by adding 12,000 acre-feet of water for a total storage capacity of 42,000 acre-feet. By 1998 Standley Lake was designated as a regional park and improvements on the park continued. Mark Reddinger, lake operations coordinator, also came on board that year. He said that when he arrived, the only “building” that stood in the park was a small trailer that served as an office during the summer months. He had a lot of work ahead of him. “What’s been great for me is to be part of actually starting a park because there were no buildings, no designated campground and really no programming for the community,” he said. “So I was able to help design the campground and all of our facility buildings.” Reddinger said that over the years, the Standley Lake dam acquired damage and cracks and was at one point, considered one of the Top 10 most dangerous dams

The dam being built in 1909 at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. Photos provided by the city of Westminster

in the nation. He said some improvements were made in the 1960s, but the biggest upgrade came in 2003 when construction began to strengthen the dam and improve the spill way. “There was a new outlet structure built and new piping done at this time for water leaving to Big Dry Creek and to the cities of Thornton, Westminster and Northglenn,” he said. Under Reddinger’s watchful eye, the campground was built and hundreds of trees were planted in the park. Reddinger said he’s watched the camp come to life and become a place for people to escape the

city lights and traffic, and enjoy the quiet of the outdoors. He said he’s also enjoyed seeing the growth in programming opportunities for people in the community. “We’ve really worked hard to improve our programs and make the park a place where people can come, not just for recreation, but for learning opportunities,’ he said. “We’ve also improved collaboration with our city departments and really making the park a unified department.” For a more information on the history of Standley Lake Regional Park, go online to www.ci.westminster.co.us.

Optimists get area residents riding their bikes Golden Optimists, Arvada partner for bike donations By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews.com Many people probably have an old bicycle sitting in their garage or shed. You know, the one with a flat tire or a worn-out seat or the one that just isn’t ridden any more. The Golden Optimists, now partnering with the city of Arvada, are giving hundreds of bicycles just like that a second life and a new rider. Ted Rains, a member of the Golden Opti-

mists, started the club’s bike-refurbishment program in 1990 with one old bike, and it is still going strong today. “The Optimists were looking for something to do to help a bit, and I bought a new bicycle and had an old bike to get rid of,” said Rains, chair of the bike program. Rains discovered it was difficult to get rid of an old bike, and an early attempt to gather and donate them to a senior center showed him the supply greatly outpaced the demand. “The bikes kept coming, a lot of children’s bikes too, so I said `Let’s see if we can give these away.’” As the program grew, the Optimists’ bike program needed to find a home. The Golden City Foundation helped buy the group a

building to use at Heritage Square. “All of a sudden we had a home, and it’s been going ever since,” Rains said. Now, the Optimists donate 200-250 refurbished bikes per year to residents in the metro area and even in other states, such as an Indian reservation in New Mexico. “We don’t turn any (bike) down,” Golden Optimists President Howard Bagdad said. “We can either fix it or use it for parts.” A large number of bicycles are given to international students each semester at the Colorado School of Mines, Rains said. “Often because of where they’re from, they don’t understand the concept,” Rains said. “They try to pay us and we say `No cost.’ They give us a funny look and say,

`Why do you do this? Are you crazy?’” The bikes are given to both children and adults who may not have the budget to buy a new one. Each bicycle also comes with a helmet and lock. The program has grown each year since it was started, and this year is no different. The city of Arvada has partnered with the Golden Optimists to support the bike program and has already donated nearly 60 bicycles to the program, including 28 from the Arvada Police Department, said Arvada Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Anne Tully. For more information about donating a bicycle, or requesting one, call Tully at 720898-7749.


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Janet Anderson and Debbie Jones work on their painting at one of the many paint-outs the Colorado Plein Air Festival will be holding through Sept. 29. Courtesy photos

Getting ‘air’ from all over Expanded Plein Air Festival adds new sights to paint

Art & Ale at Wildlife Experience

We’ve heard of Brews & Blues, Brews & BBQ and even Brew at the Zoo. Now The Wildlife Experience in Parker is hosting its third annual Art and Ale Festival 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. For just $25 per person or $45 per couple, you can peruse The Wildlife Experience’s galleries and exhibits, but also enjoy musical performers, brews and good eats. Wildlife Experience members can purchase discounted tickets for $20 per person. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30 per person. No other discounts apply. Art and Ale is for only those 21 and over. For more information, call 720-4883336 or visit www.thewildlifeexperience. org.

By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com

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he annual Denver Plein Air Arts Festival has grown into the largest urban plein air festival in the nation, and has a new name to celebrate its expansion. The Colorado Plein Air Festival kicked off on Aug. 1, and will be hosting paintouts all over the state through September, giving artists chances to paint some of the state’s most glorious and historic locations. “En plein air” is a French phrase that means “in the open air” and describes art that is created outside as opposed to in a studio. Artists literally set up their easels at an outdoor location and work there, trying to capture the essence of the scenery. “We’ve expanded this year from just Denver locations to statewide locations and artists will have multiple locations they can paint any time,” said Christine Serr, marketing director of the festival. “There are specific days when a location is selected and many artists will all gather to If you go paint one locaWHAT: Colorado Plein tion, but the sites Arts Festival can be painted whenever an artist WHERE: Scenic and wants.” historic locations all Some of the over Colorado many locations WHEN: Through for this year’s fesSept. 29 tival are Dinosaur Ridge, Bear Creek REGISTRATION FEE: Lake Park, TriniAdults - $25 dad History Mu18 and younger - $10 seum and Chief INFORMATION: Hosa. www.gtmd.org/ The festival colorado-plein-air also has scheduled

As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity.” Especially free publicity. Boulder Canyon’s potato chips got a plug on cable TV’s “Breaking Bad” on Aug. 11 when a character in the AMC network series is shown munching on a bag of Boulder Canyon’s sea salt and cracked pepper chips. In Sunday’s mid-season premiere, Hank Schrader (played by actor Dean Morris), a Drug Enforcement Agency agent and brother-in-law of Walter White, the series’ chemistry teacher turned crystal meth maker — is digging into a bag of Boulder Canyon’s chips. How did Boulder Canyon take the news that its product was featured on a hit cable series about cancer-stricken high school teacher (played by Bryan Cranston) turned drug kingpin? On its Twitter feed (@BoulderCanyon), the company wrote: “Now we know Hank’s got good taste in his snacks! We wonder what flavor Walt would like...?” and “Eating our chips clearly helps in the investigative process.” Boulder Canyon said it did not pay for product placement on the show. The Boulder Camera first reported the story.

Hideaway fundraiser for Laradon Terri Lombardi reaches for a new color while working on a plein air painting as part of the Colorado Plein Air Festival. paint outs in urban locations, including the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Art Museum. According to Rebecca Laurie, public relations director with History Colorado, the organization worked with the Golden Triangle Museum District (GTMD) to make historic sites like the Ute Indian Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum part of this year’s program. For seven years the GMTD, an area near downtown Denver, has hosted the Plein Air Arts Festival to celebrate painting al fresco. Last year they worked with Denver Mountain Parks and The Lariat Loop Heritage Alliance as a kind of test program to see if artists would participate if the festival expanded. The answer was a resounding yes. Some of the paint-outs will be during the day, others at night, all with the goal of capturing the scenery in different and unique lights. Participating artists can enter one or more pieces completed during the fes-

tival to a juried competition and exhibition of selected pieces at the Denver Public Library. Participants don’t have to submit their work to be judged for display in the festival, but certainly have the option if interested. One of the best things about this festival, according to Laurie, is the camaraderie that it fosters. “There’s a great community spirit here, and the differences in everyone’s work is fascinating,” Laurie said. “Youth are encouraged to participate too, so we really want people to get out and paint.” Fans of art are also welcome to attend the paint outs and watch as painters create their works. The sheer variety of subjects available makes the Colorado Plein Air Festival something really special. “There are just a wealth of painting opportunities available,” Serr said. “That’s why the expansion is so exciting. For a schedule of paint outs and to register, visit www.gtmd.org/coloradoplein-air.

The Hideaway Steakhouse in Westminster is hosting a great fundraising event, “Discover the Hideaway,” 4:30-9 p.m. , also on Aug. 25. The event will raise money for Laradon, an organization supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs. To learn more about Laradon visit www. laradon.org. Reserve your spot by calling the restaurant at 303-404-9939. The Hideaway is located at 2345 W. 112th Ave. in Westminster. The last time we were there, we had a great meal and super service from the Hideaway folks.

`Great Football Payback’ deal

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club has caught football fever and is making a special membership offer. If you purchase a club membership before the Denver Broncos regular season starts on Sept. 5, you participate in “The Great Football Payback” offer. The golf club is offering a 16-month membership for the price of 12 months. Plus, for every Broncos victory, you will get $25 back or up to $400 if the Broncos win all 16 of their games. Contact Heather Kleeman at 303-371Parker continues on Page 18


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A ‘Loud’ sendoff at Heritage Square Music Hall An era is coming to an end as the venerable Heritage Square Music Hall plans to close its curtain for the last time as the calendar flips to 2014. Happily for fans of their “Loud” series, there is one more chance to enjoy favorite tunes from the 50s through the present. “50 Shades of Loud” plays through Sept. 8. The cast includes Tom Mullin, Annie Dwyer, Rory Pierce, Johnette Toye, Alex Crawford, Randy Johnson, Eric Weinstein, Jeff Foerster and Scott Koop. What a bunch of thespians, all gathered under one roof, at least for the time being. What started as a one-time show has morphed into 10 wonderful iterations of the theme. I’ve seen most of them, and I never tire of watching and hearing this rowdy band of highly talented performers. This time around, they reprised some past favorites including Elvis, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, and others. Two of my personal must-see numbers include T.J. (Tom) Mullin rockin’ Mick Jagger — complete with strut — and The Village People

doing Y.M.C.A. I also have a new favorite — Annie Dwyer and Johnette Toye nail “It’s Raining Men.” The “Loud” concept began in the 1990s. The premise: teenage brother and sister (Tom and Annie) rehearsed with their friends in the garage for the annual talent show. When they got wound too tightly, we would hear an unseen Mom yelling, “That’s too loud.” The show was such a hit that they just had to bring it back repeatedly. I’m very sad this is the last time I’ll enjoy “Loud.” However, “Sweeny Todd, the Demon

Barber of Fleet Street” plays from Aug. 30 through Nov. 10. Be sure to check the hall’s calendar for the dates of each production. The final Christmas show, “Merry Christmas to All, and To All A Good Bye” plays Nov. 15 through Dec. 31st. The group I was with for “Loud,” SNCW Singles Social Club, already has reservations for the holiday finale. We wouldn’t miss it. I hope you’ll be there, too. Please go out and support Heritage Square Music Hall as it winds down a fantastic run. For information and tickets, call 303-279-7800 or visit the website at www.hsmusichall.com. All the very best to everyone involved. You are loved, and you will be sorely missed. Harriet Hunter Ford may be reached at hhunterford@gmail.com I spoke with Connie Helsley, Music Hall co-owner (along with T.J. Mullin), who told me she has mixed feelings about the closing. T.J. has been involved with the

dinner theatre for 25 years, while Connie has been there for 23 years. Right now there are no plans for the space. My guess is that everyone involved will take a little time off to decompress from years and years of unbelievably hard work. After the show, I spoke with Rory Pierce, who told me he and other cast members will be staying in the area and auditioning around town. Sadly the group won’t be able to stay together. That’s bad news for all us fans. Check the HSMH website for updates. Please go out and support Heritage Square Music Hall as it winds down a fantastic run. For information and tickets, call 303279-7800 or visit the website at www. hsmusichall.com. All the very best to everyone involved. You are loved, and you will be sorely missed. Harriet Hunter Ford may be reached at hhunterford@gmail.com

your week & more Thursday/aug. 22, 26, 27, 29 Public meeTings Jefferson County Open Space is asking residents to attend several public meetings to discuss the Open Space Master Plan. Meetings last 6-8 p.m. and begin with a short presentation will begin about 6:15 p.m. followed by group interaction. Ideas and suggestions can be submitted through comment cards or by email using the subject “Master Plan” to trock@jeffco.us. Meetings are Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton; Monday, Aug. 26, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, Green Mountain Conference Center, 15200 W. 6th Avenue Service Road, Golden; Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Road, Golden; and Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Thursday/aug. 22 novel nighT The Jefferson County Library Foundation will

have its 13th annual Rare & Novel Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Bandimere Speedway. The “Rock, Race & Read” event will once again give guests the chance to burn up the quarter mile in a Z28 Camaro on Thunder Mountain.  All tickets include hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment by Jefferson County Public Library’s Stacy McKenzie, and silent and live auctions. To reserve tickets, contact Natalie Martinez at 303403-5075. Proceeds help support children and teen literacy programs at the Library, such as Summer Reading Club and the Traveling Children’s Library. Visit www.jeffcolibraryfoundation. org.

Friday/aug. 23 Friday cinema Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or email kayfordjohnsEn@aol.com. saTurday/aug. 24

communiTy run The Arvada High School boys cross country team is hosting a community and alumni race at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Majestic View Park. All runners are invited to join in a spirited 5K race around Majestic View Park. Walkers are also welcome to join in to promote fitness among the community and student body. For information or to register contact Tim Fallon at tfallon@jeffco.k12.co.us. saTurday/aug. 24 saFeTy Fair The Jefferson and Gilpin County District Attorney’s Safety Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Free document shredding (limit 5 boxes), small electronics recycling, prescription round-up, bike rodeo for kids, credit reports run on-site and bank officers available for consultation. Activities for adults, seniors and kids. More than 90 booths with a complete range of safety services for the entire family. Free parking lot shuttle. Call 303-271-6970. saTurday/aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28,

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Fall gardening Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, offers free classes for gardeners on Saturdays this fall. Registration not required unless noted. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com for details. Upcoming classes are: “Preserving your Harvest – Make Summer Last All Win-

ter” from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Learn several methods of food preservation, including canning, so that you can enjoy your summer harvest all winter long. Class will cover necessary equipment, tools, tips and techniques for success in the kitchen and good taste at the table.

“Perennial gardening in the Fall” from 10-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7. This is the perfect time to set the stage for next year’s garden. Plant perennials and bulbs for season long beauty and review the basic maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.

“landscaPing your Colorado Garden” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Discover trees, shrubs and perennials that work well in our

region. The class will cover plant combinations and basic design principles that create curb appeal and enhance your outdoor living spaces. Special emphasis on drought tolerant plants that are durable and require lower maintenance.

Visit with old friends and graduates and celebrate your class reunions. Parking is available behind City Hall. Call Cyndi Pigg at 303-478-9365 or Kathy Rivera at 303-791-4036 or the historical society at 303-431-1261.

“PlanTing Fall Bulbs” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

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“Fairy garden Workshop” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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.

Plant bulbs now for color next spring. Discover new varieties of tulips and daffodils as well as other interesting and unique types of bulbs. Learn how to prepare your soil and maintain for years of beauty.

21. Enjoy the magic and enchantment of a fairy garden and create your personal retreat for the fairies. Each attendee will take home a fairy garden they make in the class. Registration required; call 303-424-7979. Fee for materials will be assessed.

“orchids – Exotic but Easy” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Orchids are beautiful, fascinating and surprisingly easy to grow. Discover how these exotic beauties grow in nature and translate that to your own growing conditions. Learn some of the best varieties for your home and tips and techniques to successfully grow and rebloom orchids. “growing greaT Garlic” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

28. Discover the exciting world of garlic, nature’s wonder plant for flavorful food, a healthy body and warding off evil spirits. Learn about the different garlic types and how to grow so that you will have a yearly harvest.

“Terrariums – Gardens under Glass” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor décor. Discover how easy it is to bring the magic of these special gardens to your home. Our expert will demonstrate the range of containers, soil, plants and offer tips and techniques to create glorious gardens in glass. sunday/aug. 25 reunion day Old timers of Arvada and all graduates and non-graduates of all Arvada area high schools are invited to the Arvada Historical Society’s Reunion Day Picnic at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Bring a picnic lunch to the Memorial Park Pavilion north of City Hall. Cold drinks will be furnished.

monday/aug. 26 orchesTra audiTions The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will have auditions at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Golden First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St., Golden. There are openings in all string sections.  We are also looking to fill the bass clarinet and the fourth french horn position. We will also listen to wind players who are interested in being on the “sub” list. Contact the Symphony office at 303-278-4237 to be directed to a Personnel Manager, or send an email to info@ jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org.  Tuesday/aug. 27 liFeTree caFé The apparent conflicts between religion and science will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?” features an exclusive filmed interview with the Vatican Observatory’s Brother Guy Consolmagno. Consolmagno, who holds a doctorate in planetary science, is curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Castel Gandolfo and researches the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@peacelutheran.net.

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comes to the county that will get the ass least return on its investment,” said JefPigg at ferson County Schools Board of Education storical member Laura Boggs, who attended Hick-

enlooper’s speech. Boggs says that Jefferson County taxpayers will pay at least $130 million in taxes, ersi- but that the school district will only get Bible about $60 million in funding if the ballot orma- initiative passes. l zach. “He stands in our backyard, where our children, if this passes, are worth less than 50 cents on the dollar,” she said. “I find that interesting.” hestra Curtis Hubbard, of the Colorado Commits to Kids campaign, countered Boggs, re saying that the initiative will result in more fill than $600 in per-pupil funding for students will in Jefferson County, “which is an investthe ment that we believe taxpayers will supo be port.” @

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structure of the plaza area between the two North City Hall buildings. “This is a really rough environment, especially in the winter where you get the snow and ice, and then the salt, all of which damages the concrete,” Goldman said. “We’re looking into putting a snowmelt system under the plaza to lessen the frequency of having to use salt.”

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“There is potential a sign could do that. My best guess would be that it helps a small portion of the people who drive by. You never know what’s going to turn someone’s day around. . . . Sometimes, you just need a reminder.”

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For Kinzi and her friends, much happiness comes from making others happy. Yes, there have been people who flip them off or yell “You suck!” as they drive by. Kinzi’s reaction: “It’s really unfortunate you guys think that way, but you need the love the most.” But by and far, reaction is overwhelmingly positive. “Some guy pulled over last week and gave us $20,” Kinzi says. “He said, `You deserve some lunch.’ That was cool.” Another driver once parked to say: “I was having a terrible day and your sign completely turned it around and gave me hope.” And the driver of a Wonder Bread truck

Across the street from the rally, a small group of Initiative 22 opponents attacked the “ostensible reforms” that will occur if the ballot question passes. But mainly, they argued that Coloradans “won’t have the appetite for this type of tax increase.” “It’s just more money going into a bloated system that’s failing,” said Kelly Maher, a coalition member of Coloradans for Real Education Reform, the campaign that’s fighting against the initiative. “We need to reform the system first before we increase taxes on Colorado families.” Initiative 22 ballot organizers claim to have turned in more than 160,000 signatures of registered voters, nearly double the 86,105 needed to qualify for this fall’s ballot. However, the secretary of state’s office announced the day after the rally that it will have to review the signatures line by line to determine whether the measure makes the ballot. That’s because the verification of a random sample of petition signatures fell into a range that requires such a review. The secretary of state’s office has until Sept. 4 to complete its review.

The construction is important not only because it will make the area safer, but also to make it more inviting. “It’s very important to the community resources department and city that we can serve both the elderly and young people, who often use buses,” said Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations manager. “A key part of that is getting these folks from their transportation to the front door.” For questions or more information, please contact the Department of Community Resources at 303-987-7800 or go to www.lakewood.org/civiccenterrefresh.

tossed out a box of muffins. Kinzi has plans to start a club that would take the positivity from the sign-holding to another level, something longer lasting — “the idea if I can change your day, you’ll change somebody else’s day.” But, on this afternoon, the girls enthusiastically wave their signs in the hope of bringing a little joy to someone who could use a pick-me-up. One driver shouts through a window: “Have a good day!” “Yeah!” Emily shouts back, glee in her voice. “You, too!” A car with two young men stops, waiting for the light to change. The driver leans over and yells: “What are you guys doing this for?” Emily grins: “To make you guys happy!” He pauses a moment, looks at her, then: “Thank you for making my day.” And he eases the car into the intersection, the smile on his face celebrating a moment of unexpected and simple pleasure. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303-5664110.

Can it be done? Boulder’s Redstone Meadery certainly “can can.” That why Redstone is canning three flavors of its carbonated “Nectar” in 500-milliliter (16.9-ounce) cans. Redstone began shipping to national distributors earlier this month. Redstone Meadery started making mead 12 years ago and is the nation’s second-highest total producer on a volume basis, Redstone makes 16 flavors of mead and was the first to create a line of draft mead in kegs. “We have seen the acceptance that craft beers in cans has received, and we wanted people to be able to take mead on camping trips, into venues and to other places that prohibit glass bottles,” said David Myers, owner and founder of Redstone Meadery. Three flavors — black raspberry Nectar, the apricot-flavored Sunshine Nectar, and Nectar of the Hops — will be available nationally in 500ml cans. For more information, visit www.red-

stonemeadery.com or call 720-406-1215.

Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival is back

One of Mr. On The Town’s favorite events, the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, is back, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. VIP ticket holders can enter the event at noon. The cigar fest is being held in the outdoor plaza behind the Millennium Harvest House at 1345 28th St. in Boulder. For just $110 a ticket, cigar lovers will receive 30 cigars, eight taster drinks, a souvenir glass and bag, cutter, lighter and a free meal. For more information about the festival, visit www.rmcigarfestival.com.

`Beatles’ are back … sort of

The Beatles’ lone concert appearance in Colorado came in August 1964 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. “1964: The Tribute” comes to Red Rocks at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $30 and available at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster centers or call 800-745-3000. Tickets also are available at www.cpt12.org, or by calling 303-296-1212. The concert benefits Colorado Public Television 12.

Overheard

Eavesdropping on a driver in Aurora passing a run-down car with sun-beaten paint and tape covering holes in the convertible top: “I would say that car has seen better days, but it’s a Chrysler. I don’t know of any Chrysler that’s seen better days.”

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Reverend Julie Armour Home of the Daily Word

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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

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‘Real Talk for Real Teachers’ offers classy answers Nobody can ever say that you don’t have class. Nope, you’ve got a big one this year, and it contains more kids than you’ve ever taught before. More possibilities and responsibilities, more eager faces. For them, you’ve organized your classroom and arranged it twice. You’ve packed in supplies, finished behind-the-scenes paperwork, and made reams of lesson plans. You’re ready for your pupils ... aren’t you? Even veteran teachers ask that question, and in the new book “Real Talk for Real Teachers” by Rafe Esquith, you’ll get some classy answers. When you’re a brand-new teacher, the vision you have of your very first classroom probably resembles a Hollywood movie: You’ll get a roomful of problem kids but you’ll somehow connect with them and turn them into scholars. Esquith, a 30-year veteran, says it doesn’t

happen that way. You’ll have students you can help, and students that will make you doubt your career choice – which leads to his first advice: “You are going to have bad days.” They’re inevitable because kids aren’t usually “golden drops of sunshine,” the job can be stressful, everything you plan “sooner or later falls apart” and “teaching hurts.” And yet, there are reasons to smile – so do it. Make sure students know they can ask you anything, without ridicule. Hold them to high standards, but let

them make their own decisions. Know that interesting lessons are “the most effective way to keep a class in order…” and keep in mind that homework can sometimes kill the joy of learning. When helping a child who needs it, remember that certain lessons are more important than others. Don’t hold achievers back while working with kids who are behind. And understand that there are times when some kids should be left behind. Choose your battles wisely behind the scenes, Esquith says; know when to fight and when to wait. Accept that your influence on a child doesn’t trump that of the child’s family or circumstances. Learn to deal with haters. And remember that, in the classroom, one size doesn’t fit all because students are not all created equal. Though it may seem like “Real Talk for Real Teachers” has a very narrow audience

in its focus on first- or second-year teachers, I think there’s also a surprisingly large group of readers who need this book: Parents. There is, in fact, quite a lot of information that will help parents become their child’s best cheerleader and their child’s teacher’s best ally. Esquith offers neophyte (and veteran) teachers advice on reaching for joy in the classroom and coping with ever-increasing bureaucracy, both of which open eyes and windows for parents who want to enhance their child’s education. That, and the illustrated anecdotes contained between these covers, can only help, inside the classroom and out. Bring a lot of bookmarks when you read this book, because it’s packed with info that you’ll want to remember. If you’re a teacher or have kids that will have one soon, get “Real Talk for Real Teachers” – and don’t be tardy.

Running series offers new views of Bear Creek Lake By Clarke Reader

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creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood residents will want to keep running gear handy during the month of September. runners will have the chance to hit the trails at Bear Creek Lake Park, and enjoy the cooler weather and scenic views. The city’s annual trail-running series will kick off Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the park, 15600 W. Morrison Road, 6-9 p.m. The series continues every Wednesday in September, with routes that start at Pelican Point and vary from 4 to 7 miles. The series will help people enjoy cooler weather and scenic views, and offer those who may have been thinking about starting a running program a social way to get going. “It’s late enough that people can do this on their way home from work and early enough that it won’t be too dark while running,” said Polly Zimmerman, a fitness specialist who helps set up the courses and organize the event. “It’s a great place for people who have never tried running trails

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The series is sponsored by Runners Roost in Lakewood and Mizuno, which offer prizes to runners and help keep the series going. Zimmerman said she and her staff run the park regularly and decide on the courses. It’s important to maintain the park, she said, so marking the course can be a bit challenging because no paint or permanent markers can be used. Drew Sprafke, regional parks supervisor, said his staff offers some help with the series in case there are any emergencies, but for the most part it’s Zimmerman’s show. “When the series first started, we were really involved, but as the years have passed they’ve really got it down,” Sprafke said. For Zimmerman, the series is not only a stress-free way to introduce people to trail running, but it also introduces them to Bear Creek Lake. “It���s a really nice, low-key event to get people running,” she said. “Bear Creek is a unique park, and this is a fun way to showcase it.” To register, go online to www.lakewood.org/trailrunning.

DISCOVER CLAY Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild presents Discover Clay workshops from 7-9 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The Aug. 29 project is a leaf platter. The Sept. 26 project is a jack-o-lantern. You create the piece, and the art guild will glaze and fire it. It will be finished in three weeks. Email arvadaceramicarts@gmail.com or call 303-423-0448.

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changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call 303389-5700.

COMING SOON/SEPT. 4 HOLY DAYS Congregation Beth Evergreen will begin the celebration of its 40th anniversary as a Jewish cultural and spiritual center with the High Holy Days, which start at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 4, and continue Sept. 5-6 and Sept. 13-14. While High Holy Day services are open to the community, tickets and reservations are required and can be made at www.bethevergreen.org. COMING SOON/SEPT. 5 LAKEWOOD AAUW Congresswoman Diana DeGette will speak about women’s health issues she has worked on in Congress that have passed and others she hopes to get passed in the future at a Lakewood AAUW program at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Holy Sheppard Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. There will be time for questions. Drinks will be available at 11:30 a.m., for those who wish to bring a sack lunch. Call Margaret Greivel at 303-980-0566 or Barb O’Neil at 303237-7982. This presentation is open to the public.

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walk presented by the Standley Lake Athletic Boosters, is Monday, Sept. 2. The event includes entertainment, snacks, water, raffle prizes, race awards, T-shirts, dunk tank and other activities. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Event starts and finishes at SLHS athletic fields. Registration is available at www.standleylakeboosters.com or you can register at 7 a.m. on event day. Sponsors, event day vendors, volunteers and interested parties can contact www.slhs. boosters@gmai.com for more information.

COMING SOON/SEPT. 3, 10, 17, 24 CARE TRAINING Home Instead Training Center offers free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 at 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Home Instead serves the south Denver area, including Centennial, Littleton, Englewood and Lakewood. The CARE program incorporates a hands-on approach to help families deal with difficult behavioral

Colorado ACTS is now open. Visit www.coloradoacts. org for details. Classes available after school and in the evenings. Among the offerings are Loose Lips Sink Ships (ages 12-18), The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring (8-12), Creative Drama: Disney Fairytales (4-8). Homeschool classes include Our Town (ages 12-18), Patriot Dreams (8-12), Creative Drama (4-8), Imaginative Puppeteering (8-12). Community classes include Outreach Performance Class (ages 12 to adult), Improvisation Class & Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (12 to adult), Aspects of Theater Class (10-20).

SPELLBINDERS TRAINING Jeffco Spellbinders are volunteers who go in to local schools to tell stories to grade school children. Jeffco Spellbinders is conducting a new training for anyone interested in the art of storytelling. Visit http://www.spellbinders.org/. For information, or to register, Linda Boettcher, 303-9842225 or jcspellbinders@comcast.net.

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dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com GOLDEN – Last season Golden boys’ soccer got hot down the stretch. This season the Demons look to stretch that same winning mentality over the entire season. After winning only two of their first nine games last season (9-6-2, 5-1-1) Golden got red hot once conference play started and lost only one of their seven games in 4A Jeffco. The Demons lost six seniors to graduation including their leading goal scorer but Golden still thinks they can compete for a league crown. “We lost some good players but we are still really optimistic about our prospects,” Golden coach Josh Nolker said. “We lost a lot, but still have a lot of experience coming

back.” Golden has two of the best seniors in 4A Jeffco in Jack Breer who his coach calls a “field general,” as well as “Ironman” Jordan Cunningham who played in every minute of every game last season. Also in 4A Jeffco, Alameda is looking to make a jump from the bottom of their league standing to a playoff team. Coach Steve Houwen is not satisfied with how his team finished last season (410, 1-6 in league) but he thinks this season his team has a chance to break out. “How we finished last season doesn’t matter because we didn’t make the playoffs and that is what we care about around here,” Houwen said. Alameda has only three seniors on this year’s team and a pair of sophomores who might prove to be one of the most dynamic pair in 4A Jeffco in Ben Cruz and Herbie Martinez. In addition, the team’s leader is junior Job Alcantar, an all-around talent that could be the league’s breakout player this season.

“We spend a lot of time in the off-season putting work in and trying to get physically stronger. We think it will pay off this year,” Houwen said. In 5A Jeffco Arvada West is still trying to get over an early playoff exit from last season. After dominating 5A Jeffco last season (13-3, 7-1; league champions) the Wildcats suffered a first round playoff exit against Gateway. A-West still had a great season, but they still have a bad taste in their mouth from the loss. “We want to go deep into the playoffs. That’s our goal,” A-West coach Troy Gette said. “We are hoping to use what happened to us last season as motivation this season.” Accomplishing what they did last season might be tougher this season considering the Wildcats lost a dozen seniors to graduation. However, they are still expected to be in the mix for a league title with returning studs like seniors Cody Chavez and Cruz Marquez.

Also in the mix for a 5A league title will be Ralston Valley who returns one of the top teams in Jeffco. Mustangs coach Kyle Kazemi loves his team’s chemistry and thinks Ralston Valley can finish as league champs if things play out right. “We have a group that expects to win and that expects to be at the top of our league at season’s end. We have a chance to be really special this season,” Kazemi said. Returning is junior Alexander Makic and senior Dylan Konz. Konz is putting together a resume that has many considering him the greatest player in Ralston Valley history. Lakewood is another 5A Jeffco team that thinks they have the goods to be a top team in Jeffco this season. Despite losing 10 seniors last season (7-5-3, 3-3-2 in league) the Tigers have very good senior leadership that includes Devin McAllister. “We are in a bit of a rebuild because of our losses but we still have great leadership and we think we will be competitive this season because of it,” Lakewood coach Tom Noor said.

Arvada soccer teams reload, Golden eyes league title, Lakewood rebuilds A-West hoping to repeat as league champ By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com

Alameda

The Pirates finished near the bottom of 4A Jeffco last season but it’s not an indication of how hard they played last season. Alameda (4-10, 1-6 last season) is one of the most talented young teams in the league that looks on the verge of breaking out. Expect the Pirates to become a force in 4A Jeffco over the next couple seasons.

Arvada

The Bulldogs finished last season at the bottom of the 4A Jeffco standings. Arvada was competitive all of last season never giving more than seven goals in a game. And even though they struggled, they continued to fight the entire season. The battle tested Bulldogs are hoping to get out of the basement of their league this season.

Arvada West

The reigning 5A Jeffco champs (13-3, 7-1 in league) lost 12 seniors to graduation last season. Yet they are expected to still be a

force in their league because of their quality depth. A-West scored 41 goals last season and if they can produce similar firepower this season they may not skip a beat.

1, 6-2) thinks they perhaps have what it takes to win another state title this year. Senior Cameron Doody returns to lead the Eagles to what could be a monster campaign.

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Jefferson

The Demons wrapped up last season as one of the hottest teams in 4A but they still suffered an early playoff exit. This season with a little more seasoning Golden thinks they have what it takes to win a league title. The Demons also have one of the league’s best scorers in senior Diego Ramirez returning.

Green Mountain

The Rams finished right in the middle of the pack of 4A Jeffco last season. Green Mountain struggled for most of the season last year until the final stretch of the season. Then the Rams suddenly caught fire and won four of five games. If the Rams can build off that run they made to finish the season they will have a chance to be one of the most improved teams in Jeffco.

Faith Christian

The Eagles for several years have been considered one of best programs in all of 3A and that was again the case last season. After falling just short of the state championship game last season Faith Christian (9-9-

The Saints were one of the great stories in Colorado high school soccer last season and they expect to be the same again this season. Jefferson finished their season winning a league title (13-4-1, 9-0 last season) and went on to make a run in to the quarterfinals in the state tournament. The Saints offense was a juggernaut scoring 61 goals. Returning to that offense is senior Chris Armstrong and his 16 goals last season.

Lakewood

The Tigers are going through a rebuild but along the way they think they can remain competitive. Lakewood graduated 10 seniors but they also had one of the better groups of underclassmen in 5A Jeffco. Sophomore Charlie Caswell hopes to be one of those young players who can keep the Tigers in the top half of their league standings.

Pomona

The Panthers went unbeaten in over their first four games of last season before coming back down to earth.

But Pomona thinks this season they may have a chance to have an even better start to their season – and hopefully a better finish (57-3, 1-5-2, last season). The Panthers players who produced 22 of the 30 goals they scored last year to graduation. If Pomona can find some more firepower they will have a chance to be one of the better teams in 5A Jeffco.

Ralston Valley

The Mustangs found their swagger midway through last season and closed their season losing only three of 12 games. And even though they lost five seniors to graduation they also had nine underclassmen who gained varsity experience. The Mustangs think they are good enough to win a league title this season.

Wheat Ridge

It took the Farmers a while to get it going but once conference play came last season Wheat Ridge got hot. The Farmers scheduled themselves a brutal nonconference schedule full of 5A opponents and while they struggled once 4A Jeffco league play started they were prepared going unbeaten in their first four league games (5-8-3, 4-2-1, last season). Wheat Ridge lost its top two goal scorers from last season but expects to have a strong team coming back.


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2013 PREVIEW

D’Evelyn to be pushed in 4A Jeffco this season by Golden, others In 5A Pomona’s depth could take them over the top By Daniel Williams

d w i l l i a m s @ o u rc o l o ra donews.com LAKEWOOD – D’Evelyn won a league championship last season and while they believe they can do it again this season it might not come as easy. The Jaguars lost seven seniors on a team that finished tied with Green Mountain for the league’s best record (13-12, 9-1 in 4A Jeffco). Those seven seniors were the motor for what turned out to be 4A Jeffco’s best team. However, while they lost a handful of really strong players several of their younger players are ready to break out. “We lost some good players but our team wasn’t just about one or two good players. We had a really

good team and we think we could have another one this year,” D’Evelyn coach Jeff Oliver said. The Jaguars still have a pair of players that might turn out to be the best onetwo-punch in Jeffco volleyball this season. Senior Madeline Sutton is already recognized as one of the best players in the league, and if you don’t know junior Jace Kleffner you soon will. Kleffner has been praised by coach Oliver as standing out during tryouts and practice. “Jace has shined in the early going but we have a lot of really good young players. We will see if we can live up to the standard we set last season,” Oliver said. But D’Evelyn isn’t the only 4A team with potential star talent. Golden sees themselves as this year’s 4A league champions. They just have to live up to their own lofty expectations. “This is the best team we have had since I have been

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Bear Creek gathers in a circle at the end of practice led by head coach David Youngblood. Photo by Danny Williams here,” Golden coach Barry Lago said. “We have pretty big expectations for this season.” The Demons lost only one senior from last year’s team that finished third in league. Golden has their entire team coming back including two of Jeffco’s elite players. One of those players is Kathleen Kasel, a junior who led all of 4A Jeffco in blocks last season. The other is senior Brittany Lago, who is incredibly attempting to lead all

of Jeffco in digs for a fourth straight season. The pair will present a wall that will be tough for the rest of 4A Jeffco to penetrate. Also in 4A Jeffco, Wheat Ridge will be armed with a new head coach. After previously leading the junior varsity team Heather Champlin will now lead the varsity team. But the cupboards aren’t bare. The Farmers have a team coming back that looks to build off their 10-13 record from last season.

If Wheat Ridge can take that next step this season will be determined on how well some of their talented young players such as junior Tasha Taylor perform this season. In 5A Jeffco Pomona looks ready to take a leap from the bottom of their league standings to the top. After starting off last season winning three of their first five games, and at times looking like a top team in Jeffco, Pomona lost their way in the second half of the season.

However, this season the programs participation numbers are greater than they have years. And not only doesn’t that add depth to the program but some of these young players could have an impact on the team this season. “We have a ton of girls out this season which is a good problem to have,” Pomona coach Leilani Luke said. “We think we can be a good team this season but it will be tough because we play in a really tough league.”

Wildcats aiming to be 5A volleyball contenders By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com

Alameda

After a fast start to last season the Pirates weren’t able to maintain the same high level of play down the stretch. Alameda (7-16, 1-7) looked like a really good team at different times during last season but they couldn’t put it together consistently. But the Pirates only lost one senior to graduation, and if they can get some help from their underclassmen they could go from bottom half of their league standing to the top.

Arvada

The Bulldogs struggled last season but a new season brings a clean slate. Arvada lost nine seniors to graduation from last season but still have several returning players who could make an impact in 4A Jeffco this season. Kat Hansen and Kyandra Tafoya are a pair of seniors who plan on bringing the Bulldogs back to respectability.

Arvada West

Outside of league play the Wildcats were a force to be reckoned with. A-West won five of their first six matches of the season. But once 5A Jeffco league play rolled around the Wildcats struggled going winless (8-15, 0-8). However, A-West has 11 returning players who all saw varsity action and that experience could help take the Wildcats to the next level.

Bear Creek

The Bears are a team on the verge. After finishing last season in third place in 5A Jeffco (18-7, 6-2) Bear Creek thinks they can trade in bronze for gold this season. Despite losing seven seniors to graduation Bear Creek still has several studs like seniors Marie Muhler and Courtney O’Gane. In addition, the Bears went a perfect 7-0 at home last season.

D’Evelyn

While the Jaguars overall record last season was just over .500 (13-12) once

they got into league play they were unstoppable. D’Evelyn went 9-1 in league play and finished as 4A Jeffco champs. The test will be seeing if they can regain their championship form. The Jaguars lost seven players to graduation but many in Jeffco still look at them as one of the best teams in the league coming back.

Faith Christian

The Eagles finished on the bottom half of their league’s standings last season (12-13, 3-5). But Faith Christian was also one of the youngest teams in the league losing only two seniors to graduation. Returning this season is a group of five juniors who over the next couple seasons have a chance to be special. One of those juniors is Simone Gibeau, who is already looked at as one of the top players in 3A/2A Metro league.

Golden

The Demons were a good team that finished fourth in 4A Jeffco last season. But this season Golden has a chance to be great. The Demons have eight seniors on their roster — all with varsity experience — including returning stud senior Jessica Madsen. If Golden can get off to a quicker start than they did last season (they lost their first four matches of last season) that could catapult them to a league title.

Green Mountain

The Rams are going to be tough this season or Ram-tough if you’re a truck guy. Green Mountain lost only two players to graduation off a team that tied for the league’s best record (18-6, 9-1). Returning is perhaps 4A Jeffco’s most talented unit that includes junior Danielle Potter and senior Sydney Schaap.

Jefferson

The Saints struggled last season finishing at the bottom of their league’s standings. However, Jefferson lost only one senior to graduation and returned nine

players with varsity experience. One of those players is senior captain Angel Valdez, who along with senior Shea Ellerson look to bring the Saints back to respectability.

Lakewood

The Tigers were the class of 5A Jeffco last season going undefeated in league play. Lakewood won 15 of 17 games down the stretch of their schedule rolling over anyone who challenged them. However, they also lost six seniors to graduation. If they will be as good of a team as they were last season is still a major unknown but what will help is the fact that they have junior sensation Reagan Jackson returning.

Pomona

The Panthers are a team trending upwards. Last season Pomona played their out of league opponents to a very respectable 6-9 record but once league play rolled around they struggled. However, after getting beat up at times last season the Panthers look battletested and ready to use last season as motivation for a big 2013 campaign.

Ralston Valley

The Mustangs were the model of inconsistency last season (12-12, 5-3 in league play. Ralston Valley had two four-game losing streaks last season but they also had two different occasions where they won four of five games. The Mustangs lost seven seniors last season but have one of their best players returning in senior Ali Williams-Daugherty.

Wheat Ridge

The Farmers showed flashes last season of being a good team they just failed to find consistency. Wheat Ridge opened last season winning their first three games. But they then went on to drop their next four games and fought to get back to .500 the rest of the season (10-13, 2-6). The Farmers will look to find consistency behind a pair of returning studs in senior Jessica Storey and junior Nina Thomas.


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FALLSPORTS s Golden, Ralston Valley ready to make jump in Jeffco 2013 PREVIEW

Also, D’Evelyn has the ’state’s best 14-year-old’ By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com

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Wheat Ridge Coach Brian Sunderland likes what he has seen during tryouts and says the Farmers have a goal of finishing first or second in league this season. “We have almost our entire team returning from last year including our top two singles players so we are excited about this season,” Sunderland said. Wheat Ridge has nine of their 11 varsity players from last season returning and the two top players Sunderland was referring to are Collin Mulligan (No. 1 singles) and Grady Downing (No. 2 singles) — a pair of seniors who will be tough to beat this season. In addition, returning for the Farmers is their No. 1 doubles team of senior’s Mike Larsen and Sean Sullivan. Also in 4A Jeffco will be a young but dynamic team in D’Evelyn. The Jaguars have eight of their 11 varsity players returning from a team that finished in the middle of their league last season. Moreover, head coach Joe Beach has been blessed with the addition of freshman Tom Hudson, who he calls “the best 14-year-old in

the state.” Hudson, along with another freshman phenom in Sam Holsher, may create a singles trio for the Jaguars that includes two freshmen. “We are young but we still think we can compete for a league title this season,” Beach said. “We will see how it shakes out.” D’Evelyn will be tough this season, tougher next season and perhaps one of the best teams in the state a couple years down the line. Pomona will not field a team for a second straight season. Surprisingly, a very proud athletic program cannot find enough players to commit to the team. But another 5A Jeffco team looks ready to leave their mark on the league this season. Bear Creek head coach Scott Harguth has his two top players from last season returning this season. Seniors Caleb Barker and Emilio Morales return to the team and hope to return the Bears to the top of their league standings. Bear Creek also has six of their eight varsity doubles players returning to the team.

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a new addition to the team he also may turn as one of Golden’s impact players. In 5A Jeffco Ralston Valley’s program looks ready to take their team to the next level with the core of their unit all returning. The Mustangs finished fourth in their league last season (6-3, 4-3 in league) but returning are their two top players in junior No. 1 singles Marcus Hoch and senior No. 2 singles Chandler Erickson. “There are a lot of good teams that we will have to face this season but we think we are ready to jump to the top of our league,” Ralston Valley coach Tom Russ said. Another reason the Mustangs are bullish on their prospects for the upcoming season is the spike in participation in the program. “We have gone from 15-18 kids coming out to 30 different players trying out this season,” Russ said. Russ is the motor behind the resurgence of Ralston Valley’s program by holding clinics and pushing participation in the Arvada area. Another Wheat Ridge team thinks they can go from middle of the pack to pack leader.

will certainly be better returning all three of their singles players. That includes their No. 1 singles sophomore Anthony Patrick – who was one of the underrated players in all of Jeffco last season.

Bear Creek

The Bears were a really good team outside of their league last season going 4-1. However, they were a 1-6 team in 5A Jeffco finishing second to the bottom. But after starting at the bottom, eight of 11 returning varsity players are looking to take the Bears back to the top. Bears’ No. 1 singles player Caleb Barker returns to leave his mark his senior season.

D’Evelyn

The youngest team in 4A Jeffco also has a chance to be one of the league’s best. The Jaguars have two freshmen who might prove to be the best freshman tennis class of any team in the state (Tom Hudson and Sam Holsher). However, D’Evelyn also has returning studs in senior Matthew Jordan and sophomore Kevin Kalkus.

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they have a chance to be great this season. Golden (6-4, 6-1 in league last season) has the problem of having too many good players right now returning all three of their singles players from last season. The Demons lost only two players to graduation as well as ushered in a good young crop of talent.

they are ready to jump into the top half of their league’s standings.

Pomona

The Panthers won’t be fielding a team this season because of lack of participation in the program.

Ralston Valley

Green Mountain

The Rams have been grooming a young group of underclassmen for a run at a league title this season. Green Mountain returns nine of their 11 varsity players from last season (2-8, 2-5 in league) including their No. 2 Austin Crumb and No. 3 singles Max Pivonka – both juniors. The pair of juniors plus seven of eight returning doubles players are poised to take the Rams out of the basement of 4A Jeffco.

Lakewood

The Tigers are going to try and become closers this season. After starting off last season winning four of their first five matches, Lakewood lost four of their last five matches and finished near the bottom of 5A Jeffco. However, this season the Tigers think

The Mustangs finished fourth in 5A Jeffco last season (6-3, 4-3) behind three really good teams. This season Ralston Valley certainly believes they will go from fourth to the top of their leagues standings after returning most of their team. In addition, the Mustangs have added nearly twice as many students to the program from last season.

Wheat Ridge

The Farmers have nine returning varsity players returning from last season. That includes their top two players and a strong cast of doubles players. The question will be can Wheat Ridge overcome the likes of Golden and D’Evelyn and take the league crown? The Farmers believe this is one of their strongest teams in years and plan on proving that this season.

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August 22, 2013

Europeans dominate in Colorado, U.S. team loses Solheim Cup By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com It was a historic day on Aug. 18 at Colorado Golf Club, but it didn’t involve a miracle on the greens. Team Europe retained the Solheim Cup with an 18-10 victory over the United States and won for the first time in seven events played in America. The win marked the first time a team from Europe has won back-toback Cups and the margin of victory was the largest in the history of the event, which began in 1990. The United States went into the final day staring at a substantial five-point deficit. The Americans could not pull off a miracle comeback as the Europeans won 7½-4½ in the 12 singles matches played on Aug. 18. There were five singles matches that were halved, the most in history. “We took it to them and they couldn’t answer,” said Europe’s Suzann Pettersen who resides in Oslo, Norway. Pettersen was right. Team Europe played superior golf and putted much better on the quick greens. “They played some great golf this week and really deserved to win,” said U.S. captain Meg Mallon. “I give credit to them, they played well, had a hole-in-one (Anna Nordqvist on Aug. 17), a chip-in and we just didn’t have putts drop for us. The team gave it their all. I love my team. “This (Solheim Cup) is the greatest show in women’s golf. The way we played 16, 17, and 18 is what made the difference. It wasn’t for the lack of preparation because

Team USA members applaud as Team Europe accepts the Solheim Cup during closing ceremonies Aug. 18 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker. Photo by Deborah Grigsby we played the golf course quite a bit. So it wasn’t like a surprise for us. It was just a matter of dropping putts on those holes and unfortunately it was the Europeans.” Over the last three holes, the Europeans held a 17-10 edge in holes won. “We just did not make the putts,” added Mallon. “I saw more putts go over the hole on our side. It wasn’t for lack of not having good rolls. We just didn’t make them. With such a young team (six European Solheim rookies) with nothing to lose, it just seemed like they were a bit looser, they were making more putts and we were not. And that’s

what it came down to.” The Europeans wrapped up their second consecutive Cup victory on the 18th hole in the fifth singles match when Caroline Hedwall, a captain’s pick from Sweden who won a crucial half point to secure Team Europe’s victory over the United States two years ago in Ireland, once again delivered the clinching blow. She defeated Michelle Wie, 1 up, after coming back from a 56-minute lightning delay, with a 4½-foot birdie on the final hole.

There were still seven matches left to be completed and all the Americans could do was play for pride. “I just can’t tell you how proud I am of all the players,” said European captain Liselotte Neuman. “They just played tremendous golf.” Hedwall won all five of the matches she played becoming the first player in Solheim Cup to do so in a single tournament. “I don’t know what to say,” said Hedwall, 24. “It’s unbelievable. We knew we could win here. I was really pumped up on 17 when they blew the horn (for the lightning delay). I went in and gave a little talk to myself and I went out there and I was just as pumped up as I was before.” Stacy Lewis and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist were the first twosome to tee off and wound up halving an up-and-down match. “I was hitting good putts, they were just lipping out,” said Lewis. “That’s golf for you. You have to stay patient, stay positive. I hit a lot of really good shots. I felt fortunate to get a halve.” Charley Hull, 17, from England, who is the youngest player in Solheim Cup history, picked up a point for Team Europe with a 5-and-4 win over Paula Creamer. The U.S. still leads the Solheim Cup alltime standings, 8-5, with the 2015 Solheim Cup scheduled to be played in St. Leon-Rot, Germany. “We have two years to get ready for Germany and we’re going to get that Cup back,” said Wie.

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