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Sentinel Lakewood

August 29, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 90, Issue 3

Bark SplASh AND

Jeffco 5 begins push for ballot measure County commission comments on change By Amy Woodward

The fall tradition of Lakewood outdoor pools giving the last days of summer to area dogs – not only from Lakewood, but from Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Golden – was alive and well Aug. 24-25 at the Morse Pool Park, 8180 W. 20th Ave. All types of dogs showed up to enjoy the water, play a game of fetch and meet other dogs.

Owners had just as much fun as their pets at the annual Bark and Splash event. Tennis balls and other toys were in abundance for the dogs to fetch, and owners were able to catch up with their neighbors and fellow dog-lovers. The last Bark and Splash event of the year will be at Carmody Recreation Center on Sept. 7.

Photos By ClArke reAder

As Jeffco municipalities prepare for this year’s elections, there will be some early discussions on potential ballot initiatives involving county affairs for 2014. A grassroots organization known as the Jeffco 5, founded by Golden resident and former Councilwoman Karen Oxman, has been proposing an increase of county commissioners from three to five and a possible redistricting of the county. She said her initiative was first presented to Jeffco commissioners more than a year ago. The proposal was most recently discussed at the county commissioner level during the Aug. 27 commissioners’ staff meeting. The initiative presents two possible options for voters — county districts would increase from three to five districts, and residents within each district would vote for a county commissioner from that district; or to keep the county in three districts, but residents would elect one county commissioner from each district, and elect two at large commissioners for the whole county. According to state statue, when a population of a county is more than 70,000, a county may increase the number of county commissioners from three to five — no more, no less. The United State Census Bureau’s 2012 estimate reported 545,358 people living in Jeffco. Differences in opinion involving adequate representation and transparency have been points of debate between some of the county commissioners, and members of Jeffco 5; with county commissioners making the argument they are representatives of all of Jeffco, and handle requests accordingly, with Jeffco 5 members arguing that county commissioners are stretched thin when handling matters for a large population. “What’s broke?” said Dan Rosier, county commissioner for district three, whose opMeasure continues on Page 17

inBloom debate blossoms over new student data program Parents vocal in concern about pros and cons of system By Vic Vela Parents packed a feisty Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education meeting Aug. 22 to hear the pros and cons of a student data gathering system that the district is expected to pilot sometime next year. Supporters hailed the system, called inBloom, as a long-time-coming classroom enhancement intended to help teachers better tailor instruction through a centralized student database. But inBloom detractors are concerned primarily about the privacy and security of children’s school records and personal information, and how the new system might end up mining and utilizing that data. It was clear which side of the issue the majority of the audience was on, judging

from their often boisterous reactions to comments that were made by a panel of education experts. “If this is a great idea, and there are really are no privacy concerns, give the parents the right to choose whether their children take part,” said Barmak Nassirian of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, through Stevenson audience applause. Nassirian participated in the panel via video from Washington D.C. He was one of several panelists to give their opinions of inBloom, a $100 million system that is being funded primarily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. inBloom will provide the “middleware” in a data dashboard system that will collect student information in a single database that supporters believe will better assist teachers in developing a specific curricula

for individuals in the classroom. Colorado is one of only three states to pilot inBloom, with Jeffco being the lone district in the state expected to try it out, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The program will not cost Jeffco anything until 2015, if it chooses to continue using the system after the pilot project. After that, the cost to the 86,000 student district will be $3 to $5 per student. The system has been the subject of controversy across the U.S., as some states that initially had committed to pilot the system ended up backing out because of privacy and security concerns. inBloom is capable of storing demographic information, such as race, economic status and other metrics. However, the district is adamant that the dashboard will only include data fields that are relevant to academics.

‘Critical’ need or ‘too few safeguards?’

Panelists that included David Millard,

a fifth-grade teacher at Jeffco’s Webber Elementary School, touted the dashboard’s capability of allowing teachers to better personalize instruction through a more efficient data storage program. “Quality instruction is driven by data,” Millard said. “Data is critical. The formative data that I collect on a daily basis, that’s my bread and butter.” Millard said that teachers often spend much of their time logging in and out of databases that aren’t connected to one another, which he said takes away time for classroom instruction. Debate continues on Page 17

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City of Lakewood helps school with traffic Bear Creek K-8 launches project to cut down on issues By Clarke Reader The City of Lakewood is working with Bear Creek K-8 school to improve the flow of traffic for parents dropping off and picking up their children, and to provide better parking options. The improvement project will be phased in over the next few months and should be finished by the end of 2013, according to the city. Lakewood police were at the school during the first week of school to monitor the drop-off and pickup locations and parking. “The school was hearing complaints from parents and neighbors about parking,” said John Padon, traffic engineer with Lakewood. “The school only has two parking lots, one that is small and one that is slightly little larger, so we wanted to look at alternatives.” According to Melissa Reeves, news media specialist with Jeffco Schools, Bear Creek K-8 principal Victoria Kaye and staff

Parents pick up students from Bear Creek K-8 when school gets out. Many of the parents are parking at the nearby Bear Creek High School and walking to K-8. Photo by Clarke Reader have been working hard to help manage the traffic while a better solution is found. Parents are encouraged to use the “hug-

and-go” method for drop-off and pick-up or park in the K-8 lots west of the school, instead of trying to park in the school’s lots

ett. One of those was the Wheat Ridge case from six years ago, the other was a case out of Park County, for failing to register as a sex offender. Police have been trying to track down Wilson since the woman identified him as the one who attacked her in the Greenbelt, a popular recreational area. The woman told police that as she was walking along a trail near 48th and Otis on the morning of Aug. 22, a man jumped out from behind a bush and stabbed her and her toddler son. The woman was stabbed in one of her legs and was treated and released at an area hospital. Her son was stabbed in the abdomen and was in stable condition, as of earlier this week. Pickett said that the mother and child are safe from another potential attack. “We feel like that situation is under control,” Pickett said, who would not go into details as to whether the victims are receiving police protection. Officers are asking anyone with information as to Wilson’s whereabouts to contact Wheat Ridge police at (303) 237-2220. Police are urging anyone who may come across Wilson to keep their distance from him and to call 911 instead.

By Clarke Reader

Stabber on the loose By Vic Vela A man suspected of stabbing a mother and her child near the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt Aug. 22 was still on the loose earlier this week as police urged caution to those who may come across him. Meanwhile, new details from investigators indicate that the attack was personal. The 21-year-old female victim was a material witness in a 2007 Wheat Ridge case that involved Marvin Gean Wilson — the Greenbelt stabbing suspect — and the alleged sexual assault of a child, according to Wheat Ridge police Cmdr. Dave Wilson Pickett. “This was never thought to be a random act,” Pickett said. Pickett said that police are continuing to look into any prior personal relationships the two may have shared, which may help the investigation. Wilson, 44, had been wanted on two arrest warrants for separate cases, prior to the Greenbelt stabbing, according to Pick-

or parking in nearby neighborhoods, which can disrupt neighbors. Since there is very limited parking, parents there is the option to get a free parking pass from Bear Creek K-8 School to park in the lot south of W. Dartmouth Place to walk their child into the school. Padon said that the city is helping with some signage changes, and new street lines in the area. The plan is to implement the changes slowly, so parents have a chance to get used to the new rules. A new curb will be constructed and signs will be changed indicating new drop-off and pick-up points and parking areas for parent vehicles, buses and daycare vans. According to the school, the new traffic flow pattern will allow buses and daycare vans to use the loop in front of the school, and daycare vans to use the south row of the front parking lot. Reeves said the school is also looking to work with Bear Creek High School, so that parents can use some of the high school’s overflow parking spots. For more information on traffic at Bear Creek K-8, visit

Making space for art Artspace — a nonprofit organization that works to bring live-work space for artists — is taking a look at Lakewood as its next project location. The organization was in town for two days, Aug. 21-22, on a preliminary feasibility visit to seek out possible locations for a live-work space, as well as meet with community artists, businesses and officials to see if there is an interest in creating this new kind of community in the city. “This is really a discovery mission for us, to see what is here and what might be needed,” said Wendy Holmes, senior vice president of Consulting & Strategic Partnerships. “We’ve looked at eight or nine places where we could possibly set up a campus, and then spent a lot of time on focus groups with local artists as well as members of the finance community.” Artspace mainly takes existing spaces that are not being used, and reworks them to be galleries, theaters and studios and apartments were artists can live and work. They have done work in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle.

They are currently working on a project in Loveland. Artspace held a public meeting at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design to give those interested a chance to hear what Artspace does and ask questions. Bill Marino, who helps run the 40 West Arts district, was also on hand to help with questions. “Artspace is a leading nonprofit in this area, and they’re all about keeping art in the place where it is,” said Mayor Bob Murphy, who attended the event along with Ward 2 Councilwoman Cindy Baroway and Ward 5 Councilman Tom Quinn. “We’ve made remarkable progress here with 40 West Arts, and Artspace’s values are our values.” Murphy said the fact that Artspace works to keep artists in the communities they come from is a great thing for Lakewood, and the cultural community. After this initial visit, the next steps would be an arts market study to see if there is really a need for this kind of housing, and from there they would work with the city to get a plan in motion. “Lakewood is a special community, and we want to find a way to enhance it,” said David Ruchman. For more information on Artspace, visit


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race donates money to par-extracurricular programs

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with A tiger doesn’t change its stripes, and Lakelineswood High School’s Tigers are going out on the t theprowl for the eighth year in a row. ce to The Tiger Prowl, a 5K run is one of two major fundraisers hosted each year by the Lakewood signsHigh School Foundation p-offto raise funds for the s forschool. will vans. Participants WHAT: Tiger Prowl 5 K flowmeet for the event at 8 WHERE: Lakewood High ns toa.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at School Lakewood High School, day9700 W. 8th Ave., front9700 W. 8th Ave. The run Lakewood starts at 9 a.m. WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 8 ng to What makes the Registration - 8 a.m. thatProwl unique is that Race - 9 .m. ool’sthe money doesn’t just COST: Adults - $25 ($30 go into a general fund the day of the race) Bearfor the school, said Tim Children (ages 6-12) - $15 Dennis, a member of the m/a/ ($20 the day of the race) foundation who helps Children (younger than organize the event. 5) - free He said runners are INFORMATION: www. able to select particular activities to support. The choices include a host of extracurricular programs ranging from sports teams to drama and band. “The Prowl originally started as a small event to raise money for the football team, but the foundation took over to expand it and make it


The eighth annual Tiger Prowl 5 K is Sept. 8 at Lakewood High School. All funds raised in the run will go to various extracurricular programs at the school. Courtesy photo open to the whole school,” Dennis said. “We’re really trying to impress upon coaches, sponsors and club members that this is a really, really easy way to raise funds for what you’re doing,” he said. The Prowl has been really helpful in raising funds for programs that have faced some serious budget cuts in response to economic downturns. According to Naomi Gravelding, chair of the Tiger Prowl program, the run has expanded from something just students and staff participate in, to something the community has embraced. “All ages and all capabilities are welcome to get involved in this,” she said. “School races are a great way to get kids engaged and involved, and maybe even get them into running.”

Dennis said the best part of the event is the morning of, when everyone shows up for the race. “There are so many kids and staff there to participate, but you also get to see people who have no vested interest in the school, and are just there because they’re runners and they want to help out,” he said. “It takes a lot of money for these groups to do what they do, and they need all the help they can get.” The cost for the run is $25 for adults ($30 the day of the race), $15 for children ages 6-12 ($20 the day of the race), and free for children younger than 5. For more information visit www.tigerprowl5k. com.

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Adding a lot more color to Colfax New project brings brightness to buildings By Clarke Reader Colfax will be getting a lot more colorful in the coming months thanks to a new project from 40 West Arts, the West Colfax Community Association and the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District. Project COLorFAX aims to bring murals and paint jobs to buildings along the corridor to bring energy and vibrancy to the area. “The project is a great example of how these three groups are continuing to work on Colfax’s revitalization,” said Bill Marino, executive director of the Business Improvement District. “We’ve already done our first building, we’re hoping to do at least one more this year and five in 2014.” Marino said the project has been in the works for three months, after members of the organizations looked at the buildings and thought the idea of new paint jobs and

murals would be a good fit. The first mural appears on the westfacing wall of the King’s Rest Motel at 7013 W. Colfax Ave. The wall is now a sunshine gold background with luminous clouds and interwoven vines, blossoming flowers and the signature feature of each COLorFAX program, a bedazzled hummingbird. More than 20 volunteers from 40 West Arts worked on the project, using paints and supplies donated by Kwal Paints. According to Johanna Parker, a member of 40 West who has been a leader on the project, the bird symbolizes beauty, optimism, resilience and verve. “I thought the hummingbird logo could become really iconic, and is really inspiring,” Parker said. “It’s really fun to see the transformation of the property, and people who were passing by were really excited by what we were doing.” She also added that the buzzing sounds hummingbirds make fits perfectly with the projects goal to create “buzz” within the community. Businesses who are interested in having work done on their building go through an

Project COLorFAX’s first mural, on the King’s Rest Motel. The hummingbird is the symbol for the new project, which will add paint and murals to buildings along Colfax. Photo by Clarke Reader application process, and artists are always welcome to volunteer and participate. For more information about Project

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Indoor climbing facility finds a handhold in Golden By Amy Woodward


Earth Treks construction site located on Golden Ridge Road, is anticipating an opening by Thanksgiving of this year. Photo by Amy Woodward

The steel-beam structure on the hill might not look like much just yet, but it will eventually be Golden’s newest, and the state’s largest, indoor climbing facility. For those who are unsure what the huge structure is, across Highway 6 from the Jefferson County building, at 700 Golden Ridge Road, the planned indoor climbing facility will be called Earth Treks. It will be the largest indoor

wall climbing center in Colorado with a total of 29,000 square feet and 25,000 square feet of that dedicated to climbing walls up to 48 feet high with more than 450plus routes and boulder obstacles. The facility is planned to open by Thanksgiving of this year. Earth Treks owner, Chris Warner, has three other Earth Trek facilities in Maryland. He considers himself more of a mountaineer than a rock climber, but has been active in the sport for 34 years. But Earth Treks, Inc. did not begin as an indoor climbing gym, and instead started as a company that


lead climbing expeditions to the world’s most challenging and famous climbing sites such as the Himalayas, Mount KilimanjaroChi and Ecuador. Warner has been so active incon the sport, he has dabbled in just thro about all aspects of it at some level, from competitive climbing, Staff ice climbs and taking on K2, the second-largest mountain on earth Ar after Mount Everest. who “We just started growing as M opportunities presented themarres selves,” said Warner, who moved warr back to Golden in 2010 after iff’s O spending time in Maryland. Ac

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Knowledge is power at safety fair Health service providers, Jeffco crime fighters team up to educate public about crime prevention By Amy Woodward

Cary Johnson, director of crime prevention for Jefferson County’s District Attorney’s Office, was giving 120 crime prevention seminars a year until he came up with an idea to consolidate his workload and reach people in larger numbers with more information. “There’s got to be some bigger venues that we could create that might get more information out on a broader scale,” Johnh will son said. Thus, the Jefferson County Safety Fair was born. In its fifth year, the Jeffco Safety Fair www.started at 9 a.m. on Aug. 24, with document olfax.shredding, prescription round-up and electronics recycling which were some of the more popular services provided at the fair. Iron Mountain, a company which provides secure shredding, received 478 pounds of

paper for shredding according to transportation Manager Steve Casey. “We estimate, by weight, to be up about 18-percent,” Casey said. The main point of the fair though is not to only provide recycling services, but also information on crime prevention, safety and wellness. “We’d rather people never became a victim in the first place,” said Johnson. “We think they have to have good information as one of the keys to avoid becoming a victim.” “This fair’s amazing,” Alandra Mothorpe said, sales representative for United Healthcare Medicare solutions. “There’s just a wealth of information.” This year, Mothorpe answered questions regarding Medicare, and gave information regarding services provided with United. “I think the entire fair itself is beneficial to go to,” she said. Mothorpe was one out of 70 vendors who set up at the fair to donate four hours of their time. New this year was CPR for pets and registration for a new program called CodeRED, an emergency notifications system that allows Colorado residents to receive phone calls related to emergency

Dropped-off electronics for recycling begins to pile up at Jeffco’s Safety Fair on Aug. 24. Pick up was provided by A-1 Electronic Recycling, who also refurbish a lot of the electronics they receive such as televisions. Photo by Amy Woodward disasters. Attendees could even register to vote, or be added to Colorado’s no-call list for solicitors. While adults gathered in the Exhibit Hall to receive a wealth of information, children’s activities were held outside including Evergreen Fire Department’s exhibit on

how to use a fire extinguisher. Bike safety directed by police officers offered kids a chance to receive a bike helmet courtesy of Lutheran Hospital. “There’s just more stuff there than you could believe,” Johnson said. “We’re just very grateful for people who have come along and assisted us.”

Arvada Police looking for possible fraud victims Chisholm suspected of conning residents through contract work Staff Report Arvada police are seeking individuals who may have been victims of fraud. Matthew Chisholm, 30, of Florida was arrested in Rock Spring, Wyo. for an active warrant out of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for motor vehicle theft. According to Arvada Police, Chisholm

also stole a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle from Arvada; he took the motorcycle for a test drive and did not return on Aug. 9. On Aug. 14, a U-Haul truck originally rented by Chisholm was found at an apartment complex in Arvada. The company reported the truck as stolen after it Chisholm was not returned by the contracted date. Inside the U-Haul were pawn and rental slips and a chainsaw.

Bearing It All for good cause Triathalon, duathalon raise funds for Camp Paha By Clarke Reader Bear Creek Lake Park is preparing to host the third annual Bear It All triathlon and duathlon and still needs some volunteers to help with the event. The race will start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the park, 15600 Morrison Road. There are spaces for 250 triathletes and 50 duathletes. “We consistently hear comments about how much fun the track is,” said Tom Sebastiani, race director. “This race is a little more beginner friendly, and it’s a way for us to give back to the community.” A portion of the registration fees from this year’s event will go to Camp Paha, Lakewood’s day camp for children and young adults with disabilities. “The Bear It All organizers were looking for an organization to partner with, and the proceeds would go to that group and we were really interested,” said Mark Snow, Camp Paha executive director. “We need to provide 30 or so volunteers for the funds to go to us.” Volunteers can be anyone who wants to help organize the race, and make sure things go smoothly on the race day. “This is a great opportunity for people who aren’t sure how to help Camp Paha to do so,” Snow said. The triathlon kicks off with a 1,000 meter swim in Big Soda Lake, run 50 yards up the

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beach into transition and complete an 11 mile mountain bike course. The final portion is a four mile trail run. The duathlon begins with a 2.3 mile trail run, followed by the same 11 mile mountain bike course, and then a four mile trail run to wrap the race up. Sebastiani said that everything is near the swim beach this year, which gives families and children who aren’t participating something to do while waiting for the race to finish. After the race, Fippin Flapjacks will be at the finish line serving participants all the pancakes, sausage and orange juice they can eat, according to Sebastiani. The Bear It All race is a chance not only for people to try out a triathlon or marathon in a less pressured setting, but also do something to help people in the community. “I wanted to put together a race that would give back, and I think it’s great if we can help out with a camp that helps disabled people,” Sebastiani said. For more information, to register to participate or volunteer, visit www.bearevents. org.

Chisholm rented equipment from a local business to pose as a handyman and tree trimmer and then pawned the equipment, constituting theft of the equipment, according to police. Chisholm is also being investigated for fraud for contracting with customers to perform tree trimming or household repairs, taking the money and disappearing, never performing the agreed upon services.

One elderly Colorado couple is already known as a victim of Chisholm; they gave him $2,500 to work on their residence and the work was never done. Arvada Police are now looking for other potential fraud victims. Chisholm is described as 5-feet-7-inches with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone who hired Chisholm to do contract work is asked to call Arvada police at 720-898-6900.

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‘Dream’ speech still a call for promise Many people have heard or read the entire Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” speech — more than once. Many of our readers can recite a favorite phrase or two. We recognize the power of the words. The famous speech — among the most important of the 20th century — came to the forefront of the American consciousness once again with its 50th anniversary Aug. 28, rather than on Martin Luther King Day, which is celebrated each year in the cold of January. With this, we are reminded the speech reverberated in the heat of summer when about 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as part of a peaceful march on Washington for jobs and freedom. Due to press deadlines we don’t know

our view how President Barack Obama may have marked the occasion in a speech scheduled this week on the very steps of the Lincoln Memorial where King stood. We know that while we trust certain themes resonate with both men, different insights are expected: One saw the world as an civil-rights activist and pastor, while the other is viewing the world as an elected official of such high stature as president. But we expect the world will have heard an appropriate tribute and comment related

to King’s words from the president. We agree with the view that the country has come a long way in racial equality but has much further to go. To King’s dream, many people are still not judged on the content of their character instead of the color of their skin. King referred to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and said, “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” Fifty years ago the crowd reacted loudly to these words, and to many, the words hold true today. After all, with current data

in hand, unemployment in the black community still commonly hovers at twice the level of the white community. But we do recognize that the inspiration of this speech has helped to improve laws and behavior, helping the country put its best foot forward as a nation that recognizes the strength and fairness called for in embracing its diversity. As King said, “we cannot walk alone.” King’s speech and Martin Luther King Day hold special places in our country, inspiring people to work toward the American promise. We are part of the cause and walk forward recalling the words from the dream speech, “Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado.” Let there be justice and let it begin with us.

Another school year, Is it important to have art? another set of issues question of the week

This week in our question of the week we asked: Why is it important for a city to have artistic opportunities?

It’s a wonderful opportunity to create a great space, and enhance the values of the community. Dave Ruchman

Art connects people with emotions, and it makes them feel. - Bill Marino

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Having a cultural arts scene has really great benefits – it brings a lot of people to the community, and then you get businesses who want to cater to them. It creates a buzz and energy in the community. - Matthew Rucker

Creativity and culture are why people and businesses pick a community. - Ken Parks

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Last week I wrote about adventures, and so, this week, I thought I’d explore a few of the new adventures we’re all in for as a new school year starts up. For a refreshing change of pace, nobody is talking about program cuts and budget shortfalls and layoffs. Thank you, Jeffco voters! On the other hand, we did make the nightly news last week for our school fees. In my house, the “sticker shock moment” was to the tune of $900, but by the time we’d gone through and eliminated all the unnecessary fees, that number was a lot less, our stress level amped down, and we stopped muttering the phrase “free public education my ... “ My daughter’s middle school is piloting a program to have kids bring their own tablets to school to work on. As Principal Tara Pena explained, “we want our students to be prepared for the 21st century, and you can’t do that using a 19th century model classroom.” This is a wonderful initiative, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this school comes up with to challenge students. My only question is this: how many fourth-graders will the schools have to hire to conduct inservices for teachers to teach them all the ins and outs of the iPads and Kindles? You’re also probably going to hear a lot about Common Core State Standards this fall. This is an initiative to align every state’s testing regimes and curriculum outcomes to a rigorous national set of expectations, and which some 37 states have already chosen to adopt. The Denver Post has already come out in favor of this, and there is a lot of support for this in education circles. Likewise, there is a lot of trepidation (and some outright hostility) about this from some quarters, especially regarding the content of the reading lists and the abdication of local control. Personally, I’m taking a “wait and see” approach. Bill Bennett, the Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, said in a

recent interview that “it’s all in the implementation,” and Jay Mathews, the education reporter for the Washington Post, said, “I respect and admire the people who put Common Core together ... I just don’t think it’s going to work.” So, if you’re really energized about Common Core, my advice is to get involved: talk to your school board members, become a school board member (there’s an opening!), and find ways to make sure the people responsible for the implementation of this hear your concerns and address them. And lastly, in the next few weeks, you’re going to start to buried under advertising for and against a billion dollar a year tax hike “for the schools.” May want to put your helmets on — this particular campaign could get pretty ugly. So, in the end, when you look at all this, it seems to me the real adventure isn’t just the things that are going on; it’s that all of this is going on at the same time! The good thing is that, in individual classrooms and schools all across the county, the teachers are done with meetings and trainings and are happily getting back to doing what they do best: Working with kids. For the rest of you? Well, strap in, folks: This could be a bumpy ride. 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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Try adding the power of ‘un’ to your life

When an elementary school friend and I decided to go trekking in Nepal at the end of this year, she mentioned that this is one om- item on her bucket list. You’re probably the familiar with the concept of a bucket list, where we collect those dreams or advenation tures or accomplishments we hope to aws achieve while we still have time. I’ve never fully embraced the notion of a its bucket list, though, for a variety of reasons. gOne is that I’m not very good at planning or in ahead. Another is that I’m pretty open to we what else might be out there ... how could ng I list places and people and activities that I don’t even know about yet? meri- Then, last week, I learned of a writer, and Rachel Weight, who developed her antithe bucket list, a collection of things she just the won’t do or will ever have to do. She begins each item on her list with “I will never…” with as in “I will never skydive” and “I will never pay money to see a scary movie.” (I agree

with her about the scary movies, but after skydiving in recent years to celebrate a milestone birthday, I will definitely do it again. In fact, if I did have a bucket list, skydiving would have been at the top.) So I like where Rachel Weight is going with her anti-bucket list. She says that although she’s all for adventure, she also feels freedom in declaring the things she doesn’t want to do. That got me thinking about what would be on my own list ... and

what I would call it. I decided that mine is an un-bucket list. “un” as in un-full, empty. I’m going to work on emptying a bucketful of contents that I don’t need anymore. Therefore: I will un-stuff. About a year ago, I embarked on a divesting campaign, reducing the amount of things I own by selling some, giving some away, and just plain tossing some out. I’ve lightened my physical load considerably, and there’s more yet to go. I will un-remember. I once told a very good friend that I can forgive, but not forget. She said that meant I really didn’t forgive, but I don’t agree. Some experiences should be remembered so that we don’t get ourselves into similar situations again. But I also have a memory full of small slights and misunderstandings that I can let go of. So I will.

I will un-judge. This one is not as hard as it sounds. When I feel myself heading in that direction, I remember that everyone is fighting some kind of battle. This makes it easier to relax about people who cut me off in traffic or go through the express checkout lane with more than 15 items. I will un-regret. Seriously, if I could empty my bucket of regrets? Well, let’s just say that would leave room for a lot more things that I would be un-worried, unguilty, and un-embarrassed about. I’m pretty sure I won’t ever create a true bucket list — for the reasons I mentioned above, and a couple of others — but I’ve become a true believer in the power of “un.” Andrea Doray is a writer who likes to un-derstand, un-ravel, and un-cover the possibilities. Contact her at

By showing affection, am I being smothering? Dear Neil: I am 40 years old and in a relationship with a man that makes me feel inadequate. He complains about what I cook, talks through shows that I like and never seems to be happy. He is 41, has four kids by three different women, he lives with me, his car is in the shop, he doesn’t have any savings and he complains a lot. I told him that he could use my car to visit his kids (14 and 16), but he acts like he is trying to keep me a secret from his ex. He says I show him too much attention and affection, and that I’m smothering him. Can you help? Feeling Rejected in the Navy Dear Neil: I am a 33-year-old male and have been seeing this woman for 6 months. I am a romantic at heart. I buy her flowers and small gifts--tokens to show I’m thinking of her. I open doors for her, leave notes on her car and compliment her appearance. But she does not return the same enthusiasm. When I mention things that bother me, she gets very defensive and shuts down. She admits having a hard time accepting someone being close to her. It frightens her, and she tends to pull away physically and emotionally. 90 percent of the time we get along famously. We share a lot of the same interests and make each other laugh. But she won’t talk about anything regarding us or our future together. Will she eventually open up to me and

become closer, or will she always be emotionally detached and unavailable? Don’t Know Where I Stand Dear Rejected and Don’t Know: There is a name for what both of you are describing: it is called “unrequited love,” which is another way of saying that the warmth, attention and affection you are giving is not equal to what you are receiving. This feels awful, and especially if it goes on for any length of time. You are being “smothering” only if someone doesn’t want to receive closeness, connection and affection from you. Otherwise you are doing exactly what most of us do in a relationship, which is to attempt to further the warmth and closeness between the two of you. To state the obvious, you want someone who wants you, and you don’t want someone who doesn’t want you, no matter how many things seem special about the other person. And it sure doesn’t sound like

either of these people want you. For the woman who wrote the first letter, if a 41-year-old man complains a lot, has no money, is trying to hide that he’s with you, is unhappy with himself, his life and with you — and tells you he is feeling smothered by you — he is clearly saying he is isn’t interested in a closer, more affectionate or more committed relationship with you at this time. So back away. For the man who wrote the second letter, the woman you describe sure appears to have issues with allowing herself to be emotionally involved, and she is keeping you at arms length intentionally. What both of you are doing obviously isn’t working, so try doing something different. I’m going to offer you two choices: First, you could ask the question: “What would you need in order to take down your wall, let me in and permit yourself to be closer to me?” If that question is taken to heart, it could lead to a very healthy conversation about where your relationship is

and where it’s going. But if that question goes nowhere, you could try saying something more radical: “You are not offering me what I need from this relationship. I need affection, connection, someone who will communicate with me, not be a grouch, not blow me off and who will offer romantic effort, initiative and hope. Would you prefer to end our relationship, because I’m not happy this way?” If you are bold enough to do this, you’ll know very quickly where you stand — and what the other person’s feelings and intentions are toward you. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 21st year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)7588777, or email him through his website: He is not able to respond individually to queries.


Doing the most difficult things first The other day I found myself facing a situation where I had to have a difficult conversation with someone very close and special to me. And the more I thought about it and waited, the more difficult the conversation was becoming in my head and I almost talked myself out of raising the issue and having the discussion. Then I remembered something that Zig Ziglar used to say, “If you ever have to kiss a frog you will want to kiss it right away, because the longer you wait, the bigger and uglier that frog is going to become.” And then the thought will become so gross that we will eventually just avoid it completely. Have you ever been in a situation where there was a difficult task, or something that you just did not want to do? Maybe it was going to be a terrible or fierce conversation you had to have and the simple thought of it was giving you heartburn and a headache. The fact is that the more we delay or avoid the task or discussion, the more our minds take over, and our imagination creates scenarios that are far worse and more horrific than what the reality will actually be. Additionally, as we go about our day, or our week, or maybe even our weekend, the more that we carry the burden of having to do what we ultimately have to do, the less productive we are in all other areas of life. Not only are we less productive, we become distracted, and other things that we enjoy doing and people we appreciate being around are forced to suffer along with us as we are just not ourselves during this time.

Private Party On the positive side, when we finally get the action item we have been dreading off our plate, deal with it and get it past us, we are liberated and have freed ourselves up to get back to doing the things that bring us happiness and allow us to focus on our goals and other tasks at hand. Now don’t mistake this as a suggestion for rushing into action and calling someone out, initiating a tough talk, or tackling a less than desirable activity. The recommended approach is to make sure that we have taken the time to consider the “why” behind the difficult task, thinking through and considering carefully what we have to say or do. Maybe at least practicing the 24-hour rule to give ourselves time to think it through is the minimal approach. But at the end of the day, when we have thought it through and know with absolute certainty that we must take care of the issue or challenge, we should make it the very next thing that we do. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

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Recreational opportunities abound at Standley Lake By Ashley Reimers Editor’s Note: This is the second story of a three-part series highlighting the recreation opportunities at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. The first story focused on the history of the park and the final story will focus on educational opportunities. Stocked regularly with walleye, wiper, trout and bass Standley Lake offers fishermen year-round fishing along the shoreline as well as boat fishing May through September. The lake is also the Colorado state record-holder for the largest walleye, 18 pounds, caught in 1997 by angler Scott Regan. Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster at 100th Avenue and Simms Street, offers much more than just great fishing. The park offers hiking, biking, camping, power boating, kayaking, paddle boating and wildlife viewing. And for those who own power boats, the lake offers recreational opportunities, like water skiing and tubing, without the hassle of an overpopulated park. Because the lake is a water source, there are limitations to how much recreational use can be done in the water. Part of those limitations is a limit on how many power boats are allowed on the lake. Each year the park issues 550 power boat permits and each year those permits sell out. The reason for the permits is to maintain a high level of water quality in the lake, said Mike Happe, Utilities Planning and Engineering Manager for the city of Westminster. “The lake is the main source of water for Westminster and is a big water supply for both Northglenn and Thornton, so keeping the water quality very high is a priority,” he said. “Because of this, we also don’t allow swimming in the lake because having less human body contact in the water creates an even bigger barrier in terms of protecting the quality of the water.” Along with obtaining a permit, each boat must also sprayed down and quarantined for 15 days before entering the water to comply with the park’s Aquatic Nuisance Species, ANS, program. The ANS program is

A boat is launched into the lake on Aug. 24 at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. Only people who purchase a season permit are allowed to use their motorized boat in the water. Permits are sold through a lottery system each year and are limited to 550. Photos by Ashley Reimers

Camping at two campgrounds is offered May through September at Standley Lake Regional Park in Westminster. The campgrounds featured two permanent bathrooms with outdoor showers, volleyball courts and horse shoe pits. The main campground accommodates campers, trailers and tents, with several sites along the waterside. Camping is based on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations. Camping on holiday weekends is only offered to the season permit holders, not the general public. an effort to keep zebra and quagga mussels from infesting the water. Mark Reddinger, lake operations manager, said when a boat is clear to enter the water the boat and the trailer is tagged. Boats who have entered another lake or reservoir must go through

the spray process and quarantine again, he added. “When we first started this program we did get some backlash, but now people have accepted the program. Because of our permit program, we have less people and boats

in the lake, which people really enjoy,” he said. “We have some people who store their boats here in the park all summer and come out every weekend. Many of those people we’ve seen for years and end up getting to know them pretty well.” Standley Lake is also a non-alcoholic and jet ski-free park, which Reddinger also says is a benefit. “We know there is alcohol out there, but because it’s not allowed it makes people check themselves if they choose to drink alcohol,” he said. “And because we don’t have jet skis on the water, people feel the lake is a lot safer.” The lake isn’t just home to power boaters, but also people in non-motorized boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats. Just recently the park designated a section of the lake just to these types of vessels and senior ranger Holly Walters said she’s already seen a jump in the number people taking advantage of the opportunity. “The designated area of the lake for nonmotorized vessels is the north west corner and is a pretty big chunk of the lake,” Walters said. “It’s a really nice amenity for people to come out and not have to worry about boat traffic. Plus it’s just gorgeous out there.” By the end of the September, the camping ground and all water activity will end until the following May, but the rest of the park is open year-round. Walters said it’s the non-summer months when wildlife viewing is at its best. Over the years the park’s been a home to mountain lions, bobcats, bears, coyotes, mule deer and many others. For bird watchers, Walters said the park offers great opportunities to view a variety of birds like herons and pelicans, and of course a pair of bald eagles, that nest in the park year-round. “Many people think we close after summer, but there are still so many great recreational opportunities for people in the park, whether it’s fishing along the shore, or hiking around 14 miles of trails,” Walters said. “Standley Lake is just a great place to escape the city any time of the year and enjoy nature. As a ranger I get to enjoy it every day and I wouldn’t choose a different office.”

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Colorado Community Media is seeking an experienced Outside Multi-Media Sales Representative to join our team. This individual will be responsible for both local and agency business maintaining current accounts in additional to generating new business to join our already rapidly growing papers. Must be goal oriented and work well with a team. Candidate must be comfortable cold calling on various size accounts both in person and over the phone. Recent graduates encouraged to apply. Previous newspaper experience a plus but not required. Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office products. INSIDE SALES SPECIAL PROJECTS REPRESENTATIVE Candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time in a fastpaced environment. Position has the potential to go out on face-to-face calls on an as needed basis. This position will be handling CCM’s obituary desk, special print projects and much more. Newspaper sales background a plus but not required.

Cooks, Cashiers, Catering Staff, Dishwasher, Food Service Workers – Competitive Wages VARIOUS LOCATIONS: Colorado School Of Mines 1600 Maple Street, 252 Student Center Golden CO 80401

Please email resume to: No phone calls please. Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package.

Colorado Christian University Dining Commons 8787 West Alameda Ave Lakewood, CO 80226

Priority Plastics, a manufacturer of plastic products and with five locations nationwide, is currently seeking candidates for TRIMMER/ PACKERS at our Arvada, CO plant.

Auraria Campus 318 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80204

Individuals will be responsible for trimming, visually inspecting, and packing plastics containers. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, have great attendance, and work a rotating 12 hour shift.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer. Sodexo is the community of its clients, consumers, employees and shareholders. We recognize that the best way to respond to the expectations of all of our stakeholders is through steady growth. We also believe it is important that our work is meaningful to all who contribute to it and thus we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966.

We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, 401k, and other great benefits to our employees. Qualified candidates should send resumes to:


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Food Server Bus Person

Please apply online at or in person at the Riviera Black Hawk Casino located at 444 Main St., Black Hawk, CO, 80422.

The Riviera Black Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.

We have over 20 available positions. Be a part of the exciting opportunities at the Riviera! Don’t miss the unveiling of the new buffet over Labor Day weekend.

now hiring part time Maintenance Crew and Server/Bartender positions. All applicants must be able to pass background check. DU is an EO/ADA employer. To apply online and search by position Server/Bartender or Maintenance.

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

Medical Needed full time MA, LPN or RN in Ken Caryl area for busy pediatric office. Includes Saturday mornings Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756

Part Time Snack Bar Position

Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon Mon-Thurs

Part Time, 24 hours a week in-

cluding Saturday. Donations/Intake, Douglas/Elbert Task Force Thrift Store. Apply 1638 Park Street, Castle Rock (303)688-6129


AND ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR SOUTH EAST DENVER AREA: PARKER, Castle Rock, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, CENTENNIAL, ELIZABETH and Franktown FOR SPANISH PROGRAM AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: OR FAX 303-840-8465 Restaurant Waitstaff Dishwashers - Bartender & Cocktail - Reservationist and Janitor fill out application at 18301 W. Colfax Ave. after 9am daily.

The Riviera Black Hawk Casino is hiring!

Highlands Ranch Golf Club

Built in clientele at Wind Crest Retirement Community. Must be licensed, mature and experienced. Wed.-Fri. 9-4 50% commission. Linda 303-522-3612

Help Wanted

Our openings include:


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit

Nail Tech- Highlands Ranch.

Communications Officer (Emergency 911 Dispatcher), City of Black Hawk. Hiring range is $42,437 - $48,803, DOQ/E. Position is responsible for the operation of the emergency communications console including the receipt of calls and proper dispatch of appropriate equipment and personnel to provide assistance to the citizens and visitors of Black Hawk in the areas of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Requires high school diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record; ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicant must successfully complete several preemployment tests including but not limited to typing, mathematical and multi-tasking skills, psychological exam, physical exam, drug testing and background investigation as conditions of employment. If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit www.cityofblackhawk. org for application documents and more information on the Black Hawk Police Department. To be considered for this opportunity, please forward a completed City application, Police Background Questionnaire, and copies of certifications and driver’s license to Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are not accepting e-mailed application documents at this time. We will begin processing your application upon receipt of all application documents. EOE.

Join a dynamic, growing team. We are looking for exceptional and talented individuals who enjoy working in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment. We offer a fun and exciting work place with competitive industry job pay and great benefits.

Help Wanted

Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority Airport is currently accepting applications for a dependable full-time general laborer to perform a variety of semi-skilled & unskilled general labor duties including grounds & building maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, sprinkler repair, preventive vehicle maintenance & radio communications. A viable candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English; able to perform strenuous activity for long periods of time in various weather conditions from extreme hot to extreme cold; have the flexibility to be on-call during inclement weather and to work alternate shifts including weekends for snow removal, mowing and other special projects that may arise. Typical work schedule: 7 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. A valid Colorado Driver’s license and HS diploma or GED required. Experience in building or construction maintenance including heavy equipment operation a plus. Starting hourly wage is $14.35 -$14.80. Excellent benefits after 60 days. Apply in person to the Airport Authority at 7800 S. Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112 or obtain an application at EOE

Help Wanted arc Thrift Stores is seeking a CDL dispatcher to oversee its tractor/trailer fleet. Requirements must include: -2 years minimum dispatch, -supervisory experience, -proficiency in Excel, -knowledge of the Denver metro area and surrounding cities, -knowledge of DOT regulations, -Organizational skills, and is detail oriented. Be able to adapt to changing circumstances and make good decisions. Must have no criminal record, DUI, and must pass a drug test. Full time, competitive wages and benefits offered. Please apply at 5943 N Broadway, Denver 80216.

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

Drivers: 6K Sign-on bonus. CDL-A-Route Delivery. MBM Foodservice in Aurora. Regional. 70K Avg.annual salary+Ben. Apply: 909-912-3725

The Academy School

is looking for part-time group leaders at $11.39/hr for the after school program. Please go to to look at the job qualifications The Colorado Dept of Transportation is hiring temporary positions in Morrison, Golden, Coal Creek, Empire and Idaho Springs for the 2013 - 2014 winter season. Must have a valid Colorado CDL class B or higher with proper endorsements. For more information and an application call 303-278-2047

Wanted: 29 Serious People to Work From Anywhere using a computer. Up to $1500 – $5K PT/FT

Western Summit

Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) and Foremen for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Equipment

Garage Sales

2004 New Holland TC21D Tractor and rear blade $7500 303-880-3841

100+ SALES!

HUGE Multiple Community Garage Sale!

Farm Products & Produce

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Grain Finished Buffalo

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Fresh Farm Produce 3225 E 124th Ave - Thornton Veggies • Peaches • Preserves Roasted Green Chili & More Pumpkin Patch 303.451.5637

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

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales Arvada

Moving Sale 10283 West 68th Way off of Miller at 68th Way Friday & Saturday August 30th & 31st 8am-5pm Household Items, Tools, Craft Supplies, Christmas Decorations, Appliances & Misc.

Arvada WE-MOVED-IN-TOGETHER-ANDHAVE-TWO-OF-EVERYTHINGAND-NEED-TO-PURGE YARD SALE!! This Saturday only 8/30 8AM-2PM at 7187 w 79th Drive, Arvada. Please don't come before 8AM... we don't want to get up that early on a Saturday. Golden August 30-31 9am-4pm 16449 W. 55th Dr., Golden, CO 80403 (55th and EasleyRd.) A huge multifamily garage sale with a variety of items including kitchen equipment, tools, decorative items, holiday items and much much more. There will also be a lot of free items to choose from. Parker Hidden Village Estate Sale 8/309/1 at 6621 N Village Rd, Parker All Furniture and household items are being sold. Several nice antique pieces, TV's , electronics, Tools, Pool Table, Snow Blower, Exercise Equip., clothing and more.Follow E Hilltop to Alpine Dr to N Village Rd, East to Sale.

Parker Hidden River Multi-Family Cul-De-Sac Sale Willowbend Lane Friday & Saturday August 30th & 31st 8am

Estate Sales Arvada

Huge moving sale Sept 12th, 13th,14th,15th 8am-5pm 12554 W 61st Ave All oak furniture, tile inlaid 6 person table and chair, curio cab., book cases, oak entertainment center w/tv, roll top desk/ chair, file cab. Barn Wood furniture Call 303-550-9143 to see


Arts & Crafts Sons of Italy annual Craft and Gift Fair

Holiday Crafters Wanted November 8th & 9th Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-4 5925 West 32nd Ave Wheat Ridge 80033 Applications now available or call 303-462-0985

Furniture Couch - Green Leather $100 720-962-9202 Made in USA - Traditional Sofa & Loveseat, perfect condition $175 1 coffee table, 2 end tables, solid oak $90 (303)422-7839

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Moving - Rubbermaid Water Tank 70 gal. $40, gates 4'-10' $35-$65, chain link panels 6' $45 ea., Poly Well Feeder $60, Sinking Tank Heaters 1500 watts $15 ea., 5' bunk feed w/rack (mini) $125 ea., T posts $3 ea. (303)232-7128

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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE Investor Relations $25k - $5mil / Direct: 719.252.0909 Upright Baldwin Piano $195 obo TV Sony Trinitron 30" screen $125 Fiesta Bar-B-Q Grill Gas $45 303-660-8730

Musical SINGERS WANTED! The Arvada Chorale gives voice

to classical and popular music! For more than 35 years, the Chorale has presented performances of Holiday, Jazz, Broadway, Latin and Celtic music! The Arvada Chorale is expanding its membership for the 2013/14 concert season. All vocal parts needed. The process is easy! Just email or call 303-368-4003 to set up an audition time. For more information regarding the August 26th auditions, please see our website. Thank you!


Lost Sheltie / Shetland Sheepdog / Miniature Collie. Looks like mini Lassie. Brown and white. Very timid, do not approach, he will run. Please call immediately and try to get a picture of him for identification purposes, if possible. 303-8098222 or 720-212-8269 anytime 24/7.

Autos for Sale

1983 GMC Vandera sleeper van 120,000 miles, $1400 (303)688-6737 cell 303-668-3644

CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 S _____________________________ SAVE $$$ on AUTO INSURANCE Al from the major names you know and trust. No forms. No hassle. No obligation. Call READY FOR MY QUOTE now! CALL 1-877-8906843 _____________________________ Got junk cars? Get $ PAID TODAY.Affo FREE towing. Licensed towers. $1,000 FREE gift R vouchers! bas ALL Makes-ALL Models! Call today 1-888-870-0422 No j



2000 Chev Trailblazer, 116,000 miles, very good condition. Priced to sell at $3945. Call 719-689-5959 / 303-941-0446 to view

2001 Chevy Duramax diesel LS 3500 4WD extended cab$15,000 119,537 miles. Duramax 6600 V8 engine, Alison 5 speed automatic trans. 4 wheel drive locking differential rear axle, custom utility bed w/tool boxes. AC, AM/FM stereo, off road skid plate package. 303548-2033

RV’s and Campers

Dont miss this! Just reduced $17,900, like new, barely used 2010 Keystone Hideout 27' w/slide out Trvl trailer, over 1k extra acces. incl. 303-771-1688

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition

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








Computer Services Since 1955

Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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


Ali’s Cleaning Services

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

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

Computer Professionals Rockies


Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364


G& E Concrete • Residential &


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

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

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

(303)741-0762 2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 23,300 miles, always garaged, comes w/hard top. Very clean interior, LoJack, Exc. Cond., 1 owner $20,000 303-5482033


Elec 2007 Suzuki BR650 a Less than 5k miles, Many new parts, runs good, extras, free trailer w/no title $3600 (720)347-9686

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Autos for Sale

1991 Hallmark truck camper Clean, Good condition, everything works. Includes camper stand and jacks $2800 Call 303-828-6122 or 303-667-9114 04 Nissan 350Z silver convertible. Unique gold tan interior, cover & snow tires! One owner. $12,500 Call 970-215-1471

Aco Rep


A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

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

Call Ed 720-328-5039

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August 29, 2013 Drywall Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

Darrell 303-915-0739

Electricians ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


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

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services

Fence Services D & D FENCING

Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303


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

Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!

Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing

Low rates, Free estimates Scott, Owner 720-364-5270


David’s 25 Yea rs Exp . Fre e Est ima tes Ful ly Ins ure d

Service, Inc. REmoDElIng:

Kitchen, Bathroom & Basement. Interior & Exterior Painting. Deck Installation, Coating & Repairs. Window & Tile Installation. Plumbing. Home Repairs.

CALL 720. 351.1520 Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172



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

Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa

Reasonable Handyman repairs and remodel inside and outside. Free Estimate

(303) 646-4499

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

HOME REPAIRS INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •

call Al 720-308-6741

We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!


Hauling Service


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

Call 720-257-1996

trash hauling

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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock


Remodel and home repairs


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


Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Lawn/Garden Services

Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

Call Frank

303.420.0669 Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work


$$Reasonable Rates$$

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

Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172

DEEDON'S PAINTING 40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752

Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!

INSURED QUALITY PAINTING All American Paint Company “Painting Done Right!”


Brush and Roll Quality

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

Alpine Landscape Management

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



You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

• Fall Aeration • Fertilization • Lawn Over Seeding • Sod • Rock • Bush Trimming • Lawn Clean Ups - Starting in November Groups & Senior Discounts Available 25+ years serving the Denver Metro area


Trash & Junk Removal

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

Home Improvement

Accent Glass Frameless Shower Doors • Mirrors • Window Glass Affordable Quality, Fast Service 25 Year’s Experience Locally Owned Call for an Appointment


Sosa Landscaping

Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INSURED & BONDED FREE ESTIMATE

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

Misc. Services


with a Warranty Starting at $1575

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

House Cleaning

Interior Painting Specialists, Drywall Repair, Exteriors and more… No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business


Perez Painting Interior and exterior painting, wall repair, refinishing and texturizing, deck repair and epoxi floors. Specializing in older and custom homes. Insured References Available

720- 298-3496 Plumbing




For all your plumbing needs

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

• Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts



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


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


Motorcycle Repair Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned? Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair

dirty jobs done dirt cheap

All Makes and Models

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs

Small engine repair also


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

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Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:


Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

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Drains as low as $75.00 * Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters * Drain Cleaning * Remodels/New Construction * Gas Lines * Garbage Disposals


Household Solutions and Organization

• Maintaining an orderly and tidy home • Running errands/grocery shopping • Managing auto care appointments • Laundry, the lost art of mending • Plant and flower care • Meal planning and prep • Staging for home sale • Helping plan events/parties • Dealing with vendors service calls Contact Cathy at or call 720-220-6544

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AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

A Herman’s ROOFING New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131

Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215

Tree Service

Tree Service

A-1 Stump Removal

Now offering

JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals, Licensed and Insured Call Jay (303)278-7119

Aeration, spring yard clean ups, fertilizing, weed control, lawn mowing, custom trimming of small trees, and bushes All your landscaping needs Call Jim or Shannon pooper scooper services

Remodeling All Types of Roofing New Roofs, Reroofs, Repairs & Roof Certifications Aluminum Seamless Gutters Family owned/operated since 1980 Call Today for a FREE Estimate • Senior Discounts

Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

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

Sprinklers Just Sprinklers Inc


Affordable Rates


Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof.

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

Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company 5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310


Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates Licensed and Insured

Old Pro Window Cleaning

Call Terry 303-424-7357

Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work

Bob Bonnet 720-530-7580

System Startup $35.00

Residential /Commercial

Free Estimates

• Install, Repair

• Service & Renovations

Stephen D. Williams

Senior Discounts

(303) 425-6861

25 Plus Years Exp • Family Owned & Operated

Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates

Majestic Tree Service

Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood

Licensed and Insured

• System Startup Shingles, Flat Roofs, Roof Leak Repairs. 35 years of experience. Free estimates. Butch Metzler (303)422-8826

Window Services


Sprinkler Pros New Installations, Repairs, Tune-Ups. All Makes Of Lawn Systems Serviced. Work Guaranteed Senior Discounts Licensed & Insured

A Tree Stump Removal Company

We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. Credit cards accepted


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The fog of war

American soldiers face danger and metaphysical questions in The Edge Theatre’s production of “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo.” Courtesy photo

The Edge’s latest looks at effects of war, mortality

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ar is hell. This simple adage has been used time and time again to try and convey the horror and loss that comes along with war. The Edge Theatre’s latest production, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” takes audiences into the aftermath of battle, to see how those affected by war dealt with life after all the deaths, and life after death. “Bengal Tiger” — a Colorado premiere — will run at the theater, 1560 Teller St., Aug. 30 through Sept. 29. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. “Every now and then people get a chance to go to a play that is really transformative, and can change your experience of what a theater can do,” said director Richard Cowden. “From the moment we got this script, we wanted it to be a landmark show for The Edge, and really raise the bar for what you can see here.” The story of “Bengal Tiger” takes place in Baghdad in 2003, shortly after the American invasion. Two soldiers are guarding a tiger (Paul Page), who speaks to the audience about what it’s been like living in the Baghdad zoo for 12 years, and how things have changed since the invasion. “The tiger is the only one who is really aware of the audience and speaks to them,” Page said. “The audience sees the tiger as a scrappy, older IF YOU GO guy, who is really questioning the existence WHAT: “Bengal of God.” Tiger at the Life and death intermingle in the play, Baghdad Zoo” as the tiger is dispatched fairly quickly, but instead of being freed, he ends up wanderWHERE: The ing Baghdad as a ghost. Other characters Edge Theatre join him in a metaphysical quest to find out 1560 Teller St., what, if anything, is out there for them. Lakewood “I think the play poses more questions than it answers, but it’s really interesting to WHEN: Aug. 30 play the intensity of these moments,” Page through Sept. 29 said. “The show is supposed to generate Fridays and Saturthese questions about the audience’s belief days - 8 p.m. systems.” Sundays - 6 p.m. Cowden said the play doesn’t have a typical narrative, or really any good guys or bad COST: $20-$22 guys, and that has made it both an extremely INFORMATION: challenging and rewarding project. 303-232-0363 or “The set design work is really incredwww.theedgethible. We wanted it to look like the inside of a bombed out building, and the furniture

And to think I remember Andrew Hudson when he was a mere press secretary for Mayor Wellington Webb. Now the oncefledgling spokesmodel is all grown up and recently celebrated his rise to major mogul-dom with what started as a hobby. Last week, Hudson marked the fifth anniversary of AH Jobs List, the go-to online source for job seekers and job givers. Little did he know that, in 2008, the country’s economy was on the precipice of collapse and his business model would be invaluable to displaced workers struggling to recover from lost jobs. So five years ago, Hudson took what began as a hobby producing a single-page Xeroxed list and elevated it to the go-to jobs site with more than 25 million page views ( “I had planned on giving the new site three months before making decisions about my future, but the response to the new site was so immediate and overwhelming, I quit my job in less than a week and haven’t looked back since,” Hudson said. “It is truly a joy and a privilege to connect job seekers with this list of positions each week. Daily, I am humbled to hear from job seekers and employers who share stories about job seeking success.”

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Paul Page plays a tiger lost in the streets of Baghdad in The Edge Theatre’s production of “Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo.” Courtesy photo would be all there for the actors in the form of crates and things like that,” he said. “We also spend a lot of time on the costumes and props to make sure there were as accurate as possible.” Another thing that Cowden said is unique about the show is how much of it is in Arabic, and how hard the actors worked to get the language right. “The Arabic in the show goes untranslated, so the actors had to find a way to get across the meaning of the words without that,” he said. Cowden said people who love the theater will find the ambition of “Bengal Tiger” amazing, and people who don’t much enjoy the theater will see a lot of interesting, contemporary stuff that will engage them. “It’s really hard-hitting, and really interesting,” Page said.

The Tavern group of neighborhood restaurants is running a fantasy football draft party through Sept. 5. For $100 per party, draft parties at each neighborhood Tavern will receive unlimited draft beer for a two-hour period for up to 12 people. The promotion is not valid after 4 p.m. Fridays and reservations must be made in advance. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available at all locations, including Littleton, the Denver Tech Center, Lowry and, for Denver Broncos fans, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “We always love it when people choose one of our neighborhood locations as their football headquarters,” said Tavern owner Frank Schultz. For Fantasy Football Draft Party reservations, call 303-226-1555. For location and other information, go to www.tavernhg. com.

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Outside magazine’s 18 best towns to live in. Carbondale, 30 miles north of ski mecca Aspen, was named to list because of its “killer farmers markets on Wednesdays, its quick access to adventure” and plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Outside, an active-lifestyle and adventuretravel magazine, touted the 44-mile paved Rio Grande Trail that runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, with a spur up the Crystal River, and also noted the easy access to world-class biking, fly-fishing, rock-climbing, kayaking and running at Carbondale’s doorstep. Read more about Carbondale at adventure-travel/north-america/unitedstates/Best-Towns-2013-Carbondale-Colorado.html As for Fort Collins, the magazine wrote how the beer culture helped support the biking community, particularly mentioning New Belgium Brewing Co. Fort Collins earned its spot on the list also because of closeness to backcountry terrain (like 10,276-foot Cameron Pass) and prime location on the brown-trout-filled Cache La Poudre River. Read more about Fort Collins at www. north-america/united-states/EditorsChoice-Fort-Collins-Colorado.html.

Mid-century modern celebration

As a “mid-century modern” woman, I love the idea of celebrating this Wheat Ridge event — Mid Century and Modern Home Tour on Sept. 7. The tour, which will

start at the furniture and design store modmood/RETRO Consignment at 7700 W. 44th Ave, will visit six Wheat Ridge homes all in the same vicinity 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 7. The tour, which benefits Wheat Ridge 2020, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is designed to raise awareness about the city’s architectural heritage and roots. Tickets are available for $15 at www. or at modmood/ RETRO Consignment and include admission to an after-party. A tour map will be included on each ticket. Transportation is not provided, so attendees should plan accordingly. Tickets, if available, will be $20 the day of the event. The first tour in 2011 attracted more than 300 people. Event organizers are capping ticket sales at 400 and expecting a sellout, so you may want to buy those tickets now. For more information about the Mid Century and Modern Home Tour in Wheat Ridge, contact Mara Owen at 720-259-1030 or


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“Aspen Trees at Twining” by Taos artist Victor Henning is included in the Roath gift of 50 artworks to the Denver Art Museum. Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

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By Sonya Ellingboe Early in its development, the Denver Art Museum made a commitment to building a strong collection of Western American art, and on Aug. 13, it announced a major gift to that collection, now known as the Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Denver collector Henry Roath, a director of Lincoln Land Company, has pledged to give his fine collection of approximately 50 works of Western, especially Southwestern, art to the Denver Art Museum. Covering the years 1877 to 1972, the collection of oils, watercolors and bronzes, started in 2001, includes a strong representation from the Taos Society of Artists, including Ernest Blumenschein’s “Landscape With Indian Camp” (1920). Thomas Moran’s “Snowy Range” (1896) is also included, as are two editions of Frederic Remington’s bronze “Bronco Buster,” “The Rendezvous” by Martin Hennings and “Aspen Trees at Twining” by Victor Higgins. The collection has been on loan to the

tween Broadway and Bannock Streets. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays. See for ticket information. (General admission, which will include these works, is free on the first Saturday of each month, courtesy of Target.) 720-865-5000.

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“There is a critical need for a system to tie together the data that we have,” Millard said. Supporters tried to alleviate security and privacy concerns that dominated the discussion. Matt Cormier, Jeffco’s Education Research and Design executive director, said that even though inBloom is capable of maintaining 400 data fields on students, the district will decide which data fields it will use. Cormier also said that inBloom “meets the most stringent federal guidelines for security,” something that was echoed by inBloom representatives, who also attended the meeting. Sharren Bates, the company’s chief product officer, told audience

commissioners, discussing matters outside of public meetings between two random commissioners would be allowed. This change in policy creates an issue with transparency, argues commissioner Griffin from district one. “Isn’t it really a better idea to have more input that all of us will be discussing and hearing at the same time?” said Griffin, who added that outside discussions could create conflicts of interest and favor-for-favors politicking. She also noted that by electing three commissioners and two at-large for the county that the two at-large commissioners could all still come from just one or all of the three districts. Commissioner Rosier shares Griffin’s view having said that changes in discussion would create more “behind the doors lobbying.” “I really have a problem with that,” Rosier said. “My fear is, and I’ve seen it happen with other counties that have five, decisions are made before you even walk into the hearing room,” he said. “It’s not transparent to the voting public.” In the end, it is not representation that is an issue said Rosier, but a lack of awareness of who the county commissioners are and what they do. “To understand what we do as county commissioners is a great point,” Rosier said. “Very few people contact me.” Oxman finds it hard to disagree with Rosier on that. “I agree with Don there is not enough awareness of what the county commissioners do and how they connect to residents,” said Oxman who would like county commissioners to remedy the problem. “I’d like to see something moving

members that whatever data Jeffco decides to use, the information will never be sold or shared with other entities. “What keeps that from happening? It’s federal law,” Bates said. “It’s not because I’m a nice person and would never do that. We do not, will not, cannot … we won’t ever do it.” But those assurances did little to quell the concerns of others. Rachael Stickland, a Jeffco parent, told board members that children are not “widgets” to be experimented with. “I believe it is the collective will that you proceed with great caution,” Stickland said. Kaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that researches civil liberty issues, said that inBloom’ system offers “too few safeguards for data sent to private companies.” Barnes recommended that if the

district ends up piloting an inBloombacked data system, that it enter into “comprehensive agreements that specifically address confidentiality.” The meeting peaked when Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson tried to quell concerns about the sharing or selling of student data to outside groups. Her comments were met with a spattering of laughter, with one audience member overheard saying, “Gimme a break!” “We have never sold data and we never will,” Stevenson responded, tersely. “I would never, ever sell data on children.” The board did not take action on inBloom. The next step in the process could be for the board to hear a report of findings that will be presented by a Data Management Advisory Council. The council, made up of parents, educators and technology experts, will make a “stop” or “go” recommendation for inBloom by January 2014.

forward on that.” Although county elections for 2014 seems far off in the distance, Jeffco 5’s efforts to place the measure on next year’s ballot begins now, with Jeffco 5 setting their deadline for December for county commissioners to either willingly place the measure on the ballot or have Jeffco 5 petition for 25,000 signatures. “I think five commissioners would be more transparent, Oxman said. “There would be more communication about an issue, not lobbying about an issue,” Oxman added. “Jeffco 5 is not criticizing individual commissioners, what Jeffco 5 is saying is that we have a population of over 500,000, we could have a board of five, and we feel that we should have a board of five and we feel that the commissioners should not make this choice … this should be a vote of the people.” For more information on Jeffco 5 go to, and for more info on the board of county commissioners, go to

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your week & more Thursday/aug. 29 Public meeTings Jefferson County Open Space is asking residents to attend public meetings to discuss the Open Space Master Plan. Meetings last from 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 The final meeting is Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Indian Tree Golf Course Clubhouse, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Thursday/aug. 29 OPen hOuse Western States Clinical Research is

having its annual open house 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, with refreshments, a prize giveaway, free pulmonary function testing, blood pressure checks and information about clinical research. The open house is at 9201 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. RSVP to 303-940-9773 or Visit

Thursday/aug. 29, sePT. 26 discOver clay Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild presents Discover Clay workshops 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 or call 303-423-0448. Friday/aug. 30 TO sePT. 29 TheaTer shOw The Edge Theatre presents the

regional premier of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” from Aug. 30 to Sept. 29. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call 303-232-0363 or visit The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Parking is free.

saTurday/aug. 31, Sept. 4-5, Sept. 13-14 high hOlidays B’nai Chaim, a Reform Jewish congregation serving southwest metro Denver, will celebrate the High Holidays at the temple, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison, according to the following schedule: Saturday, Aug. 31, S’lichot; Wednesday, Sept. 4, Erev Rosh HaShanah; Thursday, Sept. 5, Rosh HaShanah; Friday, Sept. 13, Erev Yom Kippur; and Saturday, Sept. 14, Yom Kippur. Visit for details and times of each service. Non-members are welcome. RSVP at 303-697-2668. mOnday/sePT. 2

bOOsTers evenT Jog in the Bog, a 5K run and 1K 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 or you can register at 7 a.m. on event day. Sponsors, event day vendors, volunteers and interested parties can contact www.slhs. for more information. Tuesday/sePT. 3 liFeTree caFé The impact of homelessness on

children will be explored at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Children With No Place to Call Home: Helping Kids in Crisis,” features a filmed visit with homeless children and their parents, as well as with agency workers who assist homeless children. An estimated one in 50 children is homeless. Approximately 40 percent of those children are 5 years old or younger. 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

Tuesday/sePT. 3, 10, 17, 24 care Training Home Instead Training Center offers free Alzheimer’s CARE training workshops at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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 changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. To reserve a spot, call 303-389-5700. wednesday/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

Thursday/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.

cOming sOOn cOming sOOn/sePT. 6-30 baskeT disPlay Spirits in the Wind Gallery features the baskets of the Wounaan and Embera Indians from the Darien Rainforest of Panama. The gallery is at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Visit or call 303-279-1192. cOming sOOn/sePT. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3,

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GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET 8:00am to 1:00pm is on Saturdays in Historic Golden at Illinois Street on 10th Street next to the Golden Library. You will find fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh jams, sweets & snacks, potted plants, beef, pork, salmon, buffalo, and the list goes on. This years market again has more vendors and has proven to be the best yet, so you must come to it. The Golden Farmers Market is approved to participate in the Food Stamp program (SNAP) and accepts debit and credit cards through the EBT program. There is Cultural Alliance (Golden Museums) representation, Golden businesses showcased, free horse drawn carriage rides, Puppet Show, Rosie the Clown, etc. It’s not only a place to shop for your needs but also a place to get to know your Golden neighbors. A good place to park is on 11th Street at Illinois Street and take the Clear Creek walk over bridge to the market. The Golden Farmers Market will be Saturdays thru Oct. 5.

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GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE in South Golden will be Saturday, September 7 with the South Golden Road businesses. Classic cars gather in business parking lots of South Golden beginning late in the afternoon. They are parked in a way the public can gather and admire these classic cars and network with their owners. At about 6:30pm or so, some of the cars cruise through Historic Downtown Golden on Washington Avenue. The Golden Super Cruise in the first Saturday of the month May thru October.

LUNCH & LEARN “UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SECURITY” Wednesday, September 11 will be at the GOLDEN CHAMBER/VISITORS CENTER BOARD ROOM, 1010 Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Golden. Scott Wallace, Regional VP of Prudential Insurance will be the presenter at this most requested L&L. Lunch will be provided, order form will be provided upon RSVP to This L&L is hosted by Nancy L. Buck of Edward Jones Investments 710 Golden Ridge Road, Golden. At Edward Jones, we believe financial education is an important part of achieving our goals. That’s why we’re exited to invite you to our upcoming workshop, where you’ll learn about important investment strategies. Space is limited, reserve you spot now.

JEFFCO REGIONAL FALL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS JEFFCO REGIONAL FALL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 from 5:00 to 7:30pm at the Ron Lewis Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road. “Mix it up at the Barn” event with all the Chambers (Arvada, West, Conifer, Evergreen, Golden) of Jefferson County. This was a great success the last few years, the Chambers decided it must be done again this year for great drinks, great food and great networking. Cost is $15.00 for Chambers members and $20.00 for non members payable at the door or when you RSVP at 303-279-3113 or We encourage you to come on out, meet and network with your neighbors.

MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON/CSM HOMECOMING KICKOFF MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON/CSM HOMECOMING KICKOFF will be on Friday, September 27 from 11:15am to 1:30pm at the GREEN CENTER, 16th Street and Arapahoe on the CSM campus. Come on out, support CSM and have a great time. The guest speaker has not been announced as of this printing but always proves to be great. CSM Orediggers football game will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday at Brooks Field. Stay tuned, but mark your calendar, we are working on transportation from downtown to the Green Center for your convenience. Cost of this luncheon is $25.00 payable upon making reservations. Please RSVP to the Chamber 303-279-3113 or on line at This is the beginning of a huge weekend in Golden with all the activities scheduled on campus and off campus.



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UpcOMING cHAMBER FUNcTIONS Saturday-August 31Golden Farmers Market in Historic Golden 10th & Ill. Street Thursday-September 5Remodel Ribbon Cutting at Big O Tire Friday-September 6New Business Ribbon Cutting at Mountain Toad Brewing Co. Friday-September 6Golden’s First Friday “Street Fair” in Historic Downtown Golden Saturday-September 7, 14, 21, 28Golden Farmers Market in Historic Golden 10th & Ill. Street Saturday-September 7Golden Super Cruise at South Golden Road Businesses and Historic Downtown Golden Monday-September 9New Business Ribbon Cutting at Into the Mystic Healing & Arts Tuesday-September 10New Business Ribbon Cutting at Virtuosity Dance Centre Wednesday-September 11Lunch & Learn at Visitors Center Board Room hosted Nancy L. Buck/Edward Jones Investments

Wednesday-September 18New Business Ribbon Cutting at Runners High Thursday-September 19Jeffco Regional Fall Business After Hours at The Barn in Evergreen Tuesday-September 24New Business Ribbon Cutting at Natural Skincare Clinic Tuesday-September 24Golden Bicycle Cruise, 10th & Ill. Street Wednesday-September 25New Business Ribbon Cutting for All 1 Home Care at the Golden Visitors Center Friday-September 27Membership Luncheon at CSM Green Center for kicking off Homecoming Activities Monday-September 30New Business Ribbon Cutting at SBSA

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Fundraiser successful despite rain and hail Folks turn out for the annual rare and novel night at Bandimere By Amy Woodward With a sudden down pour of rain and hail, with lighting that seemed to strike at just the top of the mountain, guests at Bandimere Speedway were committed to supporting children and teen literacy programs. The 13th annual Rare and Novel Night held by the Jefferson County Library Foundation, whose mission is to help foster

Jeffco public libraries and their programs through fundraising events, experienced a severe thunderstorm during the event on Aug. 22, but raised an estimated $23,000 for county literacy programs. “I support it wholeheartedly,” said foundation board member Ann Stumpf. “We need to make sure that our children in Colorado grow up to be extremely successful.” Stumpf’s husband Jeff donated a catered tailgate event from Big Kahuna BBQ in Golden. More than 150 books were donated for this year’s event from brand new bestsellers to vintage collections, and children’s books. There were other items for auction such as a seven night vacation package at a La-

haina oceanfront studio condo in Maui worth $2,500, to smaller items including wine baskets, martini sets, and cookie baskets donated from the Colorado Cookie Company. “It’s amazing the donations we get,” said Natalie Martinez, executive director for Jeffco library foundation. All proceeds from the auctions fund Jeffco public libraries literacy program such as the Summer Reading Club, the Traveling Children’s Library, and JCPL To-Go. JCPL is a new project that features ereader tablets that library patrons can check out instead of paper books. An additional 13 projects are anticipated for next year, though they are still in the primary stages of development.

Rare and novel night themed “Rock, Race & Read,” offered guests a chance to race Z28 Camaro’s for $250. But the race came to a halt after lightning began to hit. Everyone rushed to the tent constructed at the top of the stadium, and soon after, a hard rain began to fall. Bandimere officials announced that all racing will be cancelled. “I have never seen it rain like this in my entire life,” said Martinez. “Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise,” she said. “Everybody will be in here bidding up stuff.” Racing was rescheduled for Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. To purchase a ticket to race or to make a donation, contact Natalie Martinez at 303-403-5075 or via email at


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Jeffco football championship worthy this season? League has chances to shine By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Jeffco football has long been a power in Colorado high school athletics. But this season could be a banner year for Jeffco football across the board. In 5A, 4A and even in 3A, Jeffco has teams that are not only capable of deep playoff runs but perhaps even multiple state champions. Jeffco 5A has two teams that believe they are among the best teams in their classification. Pomona returns nearly a roster that produced 62 total touchdowns — 43 rushing touchdowns. Senior running back Chris Marquez was responsible for 17 touchdowns and an astounding 1,745 total all-purpose yards. Marquez may just be the most dynamic offensive player in the state. But offense isn’t Pomona’s problem. The Panthers returned most of their offense and only a couple of starters from their defense. “Our offense is going to be good, and it has a chance to be special,” Pomona coach Jay Madden said. “But we don’t know exactly what we have yet in our defense. If we can put it all together we will be tough.” Pomona is not the only 5A Jeffco team expected to turn heads this season. Somehow everyone is overlooking Ralston Valley, a team that fell one game short of making it to the state championship game last season. The Mustangs lost a handful of some of their best players from last year’s team but Ralston Valley doesn’t rebuild — they just reload. “Ralston Valley will be back. You may not know some of their guys’ names yet, but they could be really good again,” Madden said. In 4A Jeffco, Wheat Ridge looks to again be the crème of the crop after being ranked the No. 3 team in the state going into 2013. The Farmers proved themselves as one of the best teams in 4A last season, and if it weren’t for injuries some think Wheat Ridge could have won a state title. They have a chance at redemption this season as they return several big-name

Wheat Ridge is hoping to catch fire early on in their schedule this season.

players including senior Tanner Weakland and junior Jordan Jones. Wheat Ridge will be one of the best rushing teams in the state, but whether the team has the goods to make a run at a state title will be determined by how it fares in big regular season match-ups, like at Monarch on Sept. 9 and Denver South on Oct. 11. “We know we could be a really good team, but it is a long road, and it takes a lot of hard work to get to that point. Will we have what it takes? We will see,” Wheat Ridge coach Reid Kahl said.

In 3A, Jeffco D’Evelyn might be a sleeping giant. The Jaguars lost several star talents due to graduation, and while some are counting on D’Evelyn to take a step backwards, the team seems to think it has a chance to be a better this season. “We certainly did lose some star power, but we aren’t a team that is just about one of two guys. This season we have a lot of weapons and a lot of different ways we can hurt teams,” D’Evelyn coach Jeremy Bennett said. D’Evelyn has several high quality receiv-

ers and a better bullpen of running backs that can all hurt you in different ways. Senior receiver Ty McGee might be the most physically dominating receiver in all of 3A football and running back Greg Pearson already has a 100-yard two touchdown game in the books in the Jaguars’ 50-0 blowout victory over Battle Mountain in Week 1. “It’s tough to say what we will be at the end of the season. We have what it takes to be a really good team but we will have to see how the rest of our league shakes out and how we will shake out,” Bennett said.

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Last season the Pirates won their first two games of the season before going winless the rest of their schedule (2-8, 0-6 in 3A Metro). This season Alameda plans on another fast start and if the Pirates can find consistency they want many more wins. Alameda will kick the season off hosting Skyview 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Keep an eye on senior lineman Juan Dominquez.


The Bulldogs are no longer going to be bullied. Last season head coach Tom Baker brought Arvada back to respectability (5-5, 2-4 in 3A Metro) and the team won more games in 2012 than they did over the four previous seasons combined. Matt Cisneros will now try to build off what Baker accomplished and try to take the Bulldogs to the next level. Arvada will kick off its season playing at Weld Central at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Versatile senior Jessy Jackson, who might turn into a star in 2013.

looked like they started to figure things out. A-West won two of its last four games after winning only one of its first six games of the season (3-7, 1-4 5A North Metro). Moreover, it wasn’t necessarily that the Wildcats weren’t a good team but maybe more the fact that A-West is one of the toughest football leagues in the entire state. A-West starts the 2013 schedule hosting Overland at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Players to Watch: Senior Allen Martin and his nine touchdowns from last season return, as well as leading receiver senior Marcus Culhane.

Bear Creek

The Bears weren’t as bad as their record indicated last season (2-8, 0-5 in 5A Super 6). Despite only two wins, Bear Creek continued to fight all season and the second win was a 35-20 victory over Poudre in their last game. Head coach Zach Morris thinks his team learned a lot of last season’s struggles, and this team is ready to get back to the top of their league’s standings this season. The Bears will start their season on the road traveling to Florida to play Okeechobee at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Sophomore quarterback Nate Madrid might be the breakout player in 5A Super 6 league play this season

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Offensively the Jaguars will be a juggernaut. Defensively they will be a work in progress. But D’Evelyn still could be a very good team this season, and the team thinks it can overcome Conifer for a league championship this season. The Jaguars lost a couple star players to graduation but depthwise they have a chance to be a more complete team this season. D’Evelyn will play at Battle Mountain at Trailblazer Stadium 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: Senior Ty McGee looks like a tight end but the big, strong and fast receiver will be one of 3A Metro’s best all-around players.


The Demons have won only a couple games over the past couple seasons combined (1-9, 0-5 in 4A Mountain) stirring a change at the helm and the addition of new head coach Jason Neely. Already Neely has made an impact on his team, and the school and many people around Jeffco think Golden could soon return to the promise land. The Demons kick off their season playing at Thompson Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Player to Watch: Keep your eye on junior receiver Cole Greff.

Green Mountain

After back-to-back 7-4 seasons the Rams might be ready to break out. Green Mountain started off last season red hot winning seven of its first eight games, but lost their final three games of the season.

This season the Rams have a majority of the best offensive weapons back, and they have a chance to be special in 2013. Green Mountain will host Greeley Central at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. Player to Watch: Senior running back Josh Einerston averaged 97.8 yards per game last season and had six touchdowns. Those numbers will increase this season.

Lakewood Last season the Tigers opened up their season winning three of their first four games. The problem is they dropped three of their final four games to close the season (5-5, 2-3 in 5A Super 6). Lakewood couldn’t keep up offensively with its competition down the stretch. This season the Tigers won’t have that same problem as they have perhaps the best offensive player in their league ready for another huge season. As a sophomore Sean Pinson-Boggs rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and recorded 10 touchdowns. As a junior, he might be one of the most dynamic players in the state in 2013. Lakewood will debut at Loveland at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Another Player to Watch: Junior Jacob Romero will be utilized by the Tigers offense.

Pomona The Panthers always have very high expectations and they usually live up to them. Pomona returns with one of the best offenses in the state (9-3, 4-1 last season), however, they only have a couple starters returning on the defensive side of the ball. If Pomona can put it all together they could be hoisting a state championship trophy come winter.

The Panthers open their schedule at Broomfield at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Brothers to Watch: The Marquez Brothers, Chris (senior) and Isacc (junior), are not only from the same womb but they might also be the best one-two punches offensively in the state.

Ralston Valley Last season the Mustangs fell just short of winning a state title. And while not many people are talking about Ralston Valley as a title contender again the Mustangs themselves think they can be just as good as they were last season (11-2, 5-0 in 5A North Metro). But it won’t be easy. Besides losing some of the best players to graduation the Mustangs also have to survive a league that includes Pomona, Fairview, Legacy and A-West. Ralston Valley will host Longmont at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Player to Watch: The Mustangs still have some firepower in junior running back Andrew Wingard who recorded 10 rushing touchdowns last season.

The Farmers proved to be one of the best teams in the state last year. This year they have a chance to prove they are the single best team in all of 4A. Armed with a rushing attack that can run over any defense in their league, the Farmers think they might be better than last season. Injuries hurt Wheat Ridge last season and perhaps cost them a state championship. This season they plan on putting a hurting on the rest of the 4A teams. Player to Watch: Keep an eye on junior Dakota Koeneke who might be the Farmers next impact player.

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The highlands Ranch-based band Tunisia will perform on the Rock Stage at 2013 Taste of Colorado. Courtesy photo

Weekend offers Taste, football, mountains Much to do around metro area as summer ends By Sonya Ellingboe With a long weekend ahead, lucky metro area residents have multiple entertainment options (assuming weather gods cooperate) that include food, art, football, mountains and Taste of Colorado/Festival of Mountain and Plain. We’ll focus on that festival, which started

many years ago as a way to entice folks to come to downtown Denver, and was restarted more recently for the same reason. It’s now known as Taste of Colorado. Admission for four days of activities, food and music is free. Tickets for food and carnival rides are sold. The fest boasts five music stages, 50 restaurants and food trucks, a marketplace with about 280 vendors, a kids’ area, Culinary Showcase, a Festival of Mountain and Plain area that teaches about state history, nature and environment, and traditional arts and crafts.

IF YOU GO Civic Center Park is between Broadway and Bannock streets, 14th and Colfax avenues. With good weather, attendance might reach 500,000, so parking spots are at a premium and the light rail gets one close. Information can be found at and 303-295-6330. Included: Navajo weaving, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, felting, quilting and blacksmithing. The Raptor Foundation will also bring live birds to the area and teach about con-

servation. The five stages are: Main, Rock and Roll, Country, Colorado Heritage Stage and Kidz Stage. The KidZone and Kidz Stage will have kid-friendly food vendors nearby, plus an ongoing program of clowns, magicians, musicians and more, including a baby station with rockers, changing tables and diapers. To welcome the festival’s start, fireworks will blast off at about 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30,, after the Dennis DeYoung: Music of Styx performance on the Main Stage.



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