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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 90, Issue 8

October 3, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Election: Jeffco School board candidates trade views. See Page 20

Martinez sentenced to life in prison for murder By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Justin Michael Martinez, 23, was sentenced to life in prison on Sept. 24 for the shooting death of Juan Carlos, 25, in September 2011. After two weeks of trial, the jury deliberated for a day and a half before returning a guilty verdict on Aug. 28. Martinez was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to life in prison on

the murder count and 32 years on the robbery. The sentences will be served concurrently. According to information provided by District Attorney Peter Weir’s office, Martinez was a close Martinez friend of Carlos’ family. On the evening of Sept. 16, 2011, Martinez, Carlos, Mark Sepulveda and other friends and family all went out together.

After going out, Martinez and Sepulveda went to the Carlos’ home in Lakewood. Once inside the house, Martinez and Sepulveda went downstairs into Carlos’ basement bedroom. Carlos was last known to be alive in his room with the two men. Carlos’ fiancé arrived home the next morning and found him dead in his bedroom. He had been shot one time, in the back of the head. She also discovered that some of his valuables were missing from his safe.

A PRESSING MATTER Visitors to Cider Days work the antique presses to turn their apples into cider at last year’s festival. Now entering its 38th year, the festival — which celebrates the city’s agricultural history — is one of the city’s longest running traditions, and will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for children, with all the funds raised going to support educational programs at the Heritage Center. Admission not only allows visitors access to all the special activities, but includes a tour of the Heritage Center museum. See story on Page 3. Courtesy photo

Candidates discuss priorities, goals Forum asks about marijuana, light rail and demographic shifts By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood city council candidates answered questions about issues facing their wards, legal marijuana and changing demographics in the Jeffco League of Women Voters and KLTV8 forum.

Ward 3

Shakti and Dan Smith, the candidates for Ward 3, see two different issues as the most pressing for their ward.

“Opportunities for the youth are the most pressing thing in our ward,” Shakti said. “We need to support the youth in making good choices and giving them opportunities can have a big impact on their lives.” She said that groups like the Boys and Girls Club opening and Alameda High School’s graduation increase rising are steps forward, but there need to be more options, like after school programs, early childhood education and summer programs. “We are seeing a big increase in crime, especially graffiti,” Smith said. “We need to get kids into programs, and bring parents into this problem as well.”

Smith said he would like to find a way to help small businesses that get graffiti on them avoid the city fine if they don’t clean it up in a certain amount of time. He also said he would like to see an increased police department presence in the ward. When asked about what the city can do to combat poverty, both candidates said that jobs is the best way to help fight poverty, and so getting more businesses to invest in the community would be a major help. “The biggest long run challenge for the city is demographic shifts,” Shakti said. Goals continues on Page 16

Not long after police began their investigation, Martinez and Sepulveda were involved in an armed robbery of a cell phone store in Denver. When Denver police responded, Martinez ran, but Sepulveda remained at the store. He threatened police, pointing a gun at them. Officers fired and hit Sepulveda, who eventually died of his injuries. Martinez continued to be the subject of the investigation and was arrested in October, 2011.

High school students ‘Roar’ into competition Students enter contest to win a Katy Perry concert By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Lakewood High School students are looking to raise funds for those affected by the Colorado floods, and have entered a competition to get a little help from pop megastar Katy Perry. Students and student groups at Lakewood banded together to create a lip dub video to one of Perry’s songs, in the hopes of bringing her to the school. Perry’s latest single is called “Roar,” and she is teaming up with “Good Morning America” for a music video contest, where the winner will receive a live concert by Perry to be held at the school on or around Oct. 25 and broadcast on “Good Morning America.” According to Lakewood principal Ron Castagna, the students had done a lip dub video to one of Perry’s songs before, and was looking to do one again this year. “This was all before any of the floods happened, and then we heard about the contest,” Castagna said. “We thought if we were lucky enough to win, we might be able to use this as a huge fundraiser for flood victims.” Courtney Coddington, a senior at the school and student body president, said that “Roar” was a perfect fit for the school, since the mascot is the tigers. Since the idea for recording a video had been proposed before any of the flooding, students were expecting to have a much longer time frame to work on the video, but Perry’s announcement put everything on a rush. “We were expecting a six-month time frame, and then we heard about a contest, and had about a week-and-a-half instead,” Coddington said. “It was pretty crazy setting it up, but we had so many groups and students sign up who were so into it and so spirited.” The filming became part of the school’s homecoming week, and was filmed on Friday, Sept. 20. They filmed the entire four-

Roar continues on Page 16

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Storyteller helps others reach within He doesn’t remember quite what motivated him to offer a class to senior citizens on how to write your own life story. But then, for Garrett Ray, at 77 no youngster himself, life has been all about stories. The first page of his in-progress book starts this way: “Our stories begin as fragments in an attic trunk, nearly forgotten, then rediscovered, sometimes to our surprise. We pull out bits of fabric, examine the colors, move the scraps around, enjoy each one as a unique link to our past. Then we begin to place them side by side, discovering patterns we had not seen before, rearranging, looking again.” When you think about it, that’s who we are, isn’t it? A jumble of pieces steadily stitched into a narrative that somehow, one day, amazingly and unexpectedly, becomes a good story. You just have to see it. “Everybody … has stories to tell,” says Ray, in his soft and quick-paced voice, “if you can just get them to think that way.” The classes began in 2010 in the Highlands Ranch retirement complex he and his wife of 53 years moved to after a first career as a newspaper reporter and editor and a second one as a journalism professor. He calls this his third act. Offered once or twice a year for five hours over five weeks, the classes average 10 to 15 students. Even though he wrote weekly newspaper columns for more than 20 years, Ray uses Lois Daniel’s book, “How to Write Your Own Life Story,” to help teach his students. “A lot of them think if you’re going to write your life story, you’ve got to start with the first day,” Ray says. But you don’t. You look for the moments. “It might be a happy incident … or a house you lived in,” Ray says. “And that’s

where you ought to start, and guaranteed … you have enough stories to string together to make a pretty impressive package.” That’s what Dottie and John Talbott are doing. The couple, in their 80s, attended one of Ray’s classes last year. John, who can no longer type or write, is in a motorized wheelchair and speaks very softly. So he dictated his stories to Dottie, who typed them on the computer. “We figured out what things to talk about and what things to put in his memoir up to his sophomore year in college,” Dottie says. That’s when they met. “It was great fun,” she says, with a laugh. “I heard a lot of things I didn’t even know about him and we’ve been married for 63 years.” This winter, Dottie plans to write her part, which also will end at sophomore year in college. Then, she and John will compile the rest together. When the story is complete, one of their three daughters will add photographs and print the book. Their children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Dottie says, “will know who we are.” ••• Ray’s passion for writing started when he was 11 in Greeley, where he grew up.

He, his younger brother and sister and a couple of friends published a weekly newspaper called “The Neighborhood News” for three summers. They wrote about lost dogs and vacation trips and home improvements. He learned a bit about storytelling from his mother, a reporter and editor at The Greeley Tribune. His tenure as editor and publisher at The Littleton Independent from the 1960s to 1981 won him state and national acclaim — he was recently inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. And he continued sharing his love for storytelling with students as a professor at Colorado State University until retiring in 2001. When you get it just right, writing is a gift, Ray says: “The human being … the eccentricities of people, the joys of people, the sadness of lives. … Almost anything will shape itself into a story if you can figure out how to start.” He smiles, blue eyes earnest behind his glasses, as he answers a question about the writing of his life story. Working on it, he says. “I’ve got to give myself a deadline — I only respond to deadlines, I think.” But he has a good start. A white utility binder encompasses 70 or so pages, some copies of the “Scratch Pad” columns he wrote for the newspaper, others written more recently. Each carries a simple title. There’s “The house on the corner.” “When we turn the corner by the house, I always hope someone will be standing outside so I can stop and say, `I grew up here!’ Here is where my parents planted the iris garden, and here, my grandmother grew roses, feeding them coffee grounds each evening.” And “Playing back the old tapes.” “We carry old tape recordings in our unconscious minds. …”

And “Farm boys” and “Understanding Dad” and “Thanksgiving at Grandma Ray’s.” And “In 2007 I became old.” “I have begun to notice the darkening beauty of our mountain ridge against the last light in the western sky. I wait for the dusk, grateful for the purity, the clarity, the nightly gift. “I dance with Bailey, overflowing with 18 months of toothy grins and joyful rhythms, to `Sleeping Beauty’ and `Mary Had a Little Lamb.’ “I cry easily, in sadness, in joy, in gratitude, in celebration. “In 2007, I became 71. I forgave myself. I began to wonder what happens next.” Ray calls his in-progress book “Partial Recall” because he doesn’t remember every detail. Just bits and pieces stand out. His life story, he says, is not cohesive. “This is not going to have the nice, smooth flow that a memoir would have. I don’t know if it will work or not. But it doesn’t make any difference if it works or not if I’m happy with it.” In the end, he hopes his grandchildren and their children, whoever reads his words, will think “it was worth their time.” Remember the first page, where Ray describes stories as scraps of fabric that we constantly rearrange and lay side-byside into stories that matter? Here is the last line to that paragraph: “Before our eyes, a larger scene emerges, full of memories and color. Finally, our patchwork quilts reveal the stories of our lives.” We all have one. We just have to see it. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303566-4110.

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Crisp air, crisp apples 38th Cider Fest celebrates Lakewood’s history

At left, visitors to the 38th annual Cider Days have a chance to take a historic wagon ride at last year’s festival. Below, families visiting Cider Days in Lakewood take a ride at the Heritage Center’s barrel train at last year’s festival. Courtesy photos

By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Changing leaves and cooler weather can only mean one thing. It’s time for Cider Days in Lakewood. Now entering its 38th year, the festival — which celebrates the city’s agricultural history — is one of the city’s longest running traditions, and will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for children, with all the funds raised going to support educational programs at the Heritage Center. Admission not only allows visitors access to all the special activities, but includes a tour of the Heritage Center museum. “There is a whole lot of history to the event and it has really endeared itself to the community,” said Greg Lovell, special events coordinator. “This has the state’s largest antique and vintage tractor pull, and demonstrations of all kinds of historic crafts.” There will, of course, be the cider pressing on the four antique pressers, with visitors free to bring their own apples or purchase some at the festival. This year the festival will feature the trick pigs of Top Hogs for the second time, since they were such a big hit last year. Another event that organizers are bringing back from last year is a celebration of traditional cider, which is to say, hard cider. From noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday only, the Rocky Mountain Cider Association and Colorado Cider Company will bring together one of the largest collections of Colorado ciders in one event, as well as ciders from England, France, Spain and New Zealand. “This is a great gathering of Colorado ciders, and there’s a great local atmosphere about it,” said Marty Jones, a member of

the Colorado Cider Company. “Like craft beer used to be, cider is really under the radar, but it’s becoming bigger.” The Colorado Cider Company is celebrating its second anniversary, and Jones said that more and more people are becoming interested in creating their own drink. Lovell said that during the weekend the festival gets visits from about 10,000 people, and credits its popularity with the overall feeling of the event. “There’s a real nostalgia to the event, and the festival doesn’t have an overwhelming feeling you sometimes get,” he said. “People can spend an entire afternoon here and learn a little something. There really is nothing like it in the Denver area.” For more information, call 303-9877850 or visit www.lakewood.org/ciderdays.

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LAC art show focuses on variety of themes 17 different subjects examined by seven artists By Clarke Reader

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Charlie and the angels are hitting the Lakewood Arts Council for the gallery’s newest exhibit. “Charlie and the Girls” will be on display at the gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd., WHAT: Charlie and from Oct. 7 the Girls through 31. WHERE: Lakewood Arts Hours of opCouncil eration are 85 S. Union Blvd., 10 a.m. to 5 Lakewood p.m. MonWHEN: Oct. 7 - 31 day through Monday through SaturSaturday. day - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. T h e COST: Free s h o w INFORMATION: www. earned its lakewoodartscouncil.org title from the fact that of the seven artists participating, there is only one man — Charlie Capser, who specializes in digital and traditional art — and the rest are women.

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The women artists are: Ann Quinn, who works in acrylic and oil; Barbara Benik, who works in oil, pencil and pen and ink; Barbara Tobiska, who works in oil; Gail Firmin who works in watermedia; and Lynnette Kupferer, who works in colored pencil and mosaic. The final artist is the late Kathy Berls, the LAC’s former artistic director. Some of her oil pieces that she worked on before she died will be on display. “Last year we had an artist’s challenge, and we decided to bring it back this year, and it became this show,” said Firmin. “The work in the challenge can be any medium, though the bulk of the works are photographs or different painting styles.” According to Kupferer, there are 17 different themes explored in the show, and each artist gets a chance to create their own interpretation of the themes. This year the themes include stripes, dogs, glass, civilizations, carnival and mountains. The challenge began at the beginning of 2013 and the artists had nine months to get their works on all of the themes completed.

Iris by Lynette Kupfere Courtesy photo Kupferer added that part of the fun of the show is seeing the different ways each artist approached the themes, and see the different the

mediums make. For more information on the show, visit www.lakewoodartscouncil.org.

NEWS IN A HURRY Rocky Mountain Deaf School to host groundbreaking

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for its new school site on Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. The event will be at the D’Evelyn High School at 10359 W. Nassau Ave.

Charges filed in death of dog

Hayley Lynn Steiner, 21, has received a summons from Lakewood municipal court on charges

including cruelty to animals and neglect of animals. At about 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 Lakewood animal control officers were called to the 200 block of Van Gordon St. to investigate a report of a dying dog in a cage next to a Dumpster. The deceased 1-2 year old female Cattledog mix was found in very poor body condition and emaciated. Animal control officers submitted the dog’s remains for necropsy.

Steiner was located by animal control two days later, and as a result of their investigation and necropsy findings, charges were filed. Inquiries should be directed to animal control officer Bonnie Martin at 303-941-8123.

LWV hosts ballot issue discussions

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters will be hosting three discussions of the ballot issues that voters will decide on in November,

as well as the new election rules. The two statewide ballot measures include Amendment 66, which raises additional taxes for funding public schools and implements the new School Finance Act (SB 213); and Proposition AA, which sets a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on all marijuana sales in the state. The first meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave. For info, call 303-988-6019.

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October 3, 2013

Differences clear in D5 school board race By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews.com Positions on a tax hike-funded overhaul of the state’s school finance system and a controversial student information database are just a couple of the major policy areas where two Jefferson County school board candidates differ. Ken Witt and Gordon “Spud” Van de Water, both of Littleton, are vying to fill an open seat on the Jefferson County Board of Education this fall. Their contest will determine which man will represent Jeffco’s District 5, an area that includes the cities of Littleton and parts of south Lakewood. The candidates are seeking to fill the seat that’s being vacated by outgoing District 5 director Paula Noonan, who will not be seeking reelection. Van de Water is a parent and a grandparent who touts three decades of work in education and policy research as a key area that separates him from his opponent. “If you want somebody who knows the policy world, what it means to work on a policy and how to get to a conclusion on an issue, then you might want to vote for me,” he said. Witt is a Colorado native with four children, who is active in church-based youth activities. He believes that his background in bigbusiness data security has prepped him for the type of leadership that he thinks is needed on the school board. “I have dealt with groups of people who have come at issue with different perspectives and different desires,” he said. “I try to get others to identify a common goal and get folks to agree on a solution.”

Differences on the issues

Van de Water said that, if elected, he will focus on issues through a student achievement lens, especially now that the district will soon be faced with implementing new student assessment mandates. “We have a persistent, stubborn achievement gap in our schools,” Van de Water said, referring to student testing scores that continue to show that students in certain demographics lag behind their peers. “I’m very interested in finding out how we align things from preschool through college, and making easy transition for students, throughout.” Witt said that he hears from parents in the district who are “proud” of Jeffco schools in general, but that he also hears concerns from those who believe that their voices aren’t being heard by district policy-makers. “They don’t feel the school board solicits community input before making decisions,” he said. And Witt especially believes that the board is “a little late to the game on public input” on the district’s plans to implement a virtual classroom dashboard. The dashboard, which is expected to be piloted next year, will collect student academic data in a singular database and is aimed at allowing teachers to better personalize instruction. However, opponents have expressed concerns over student privacy and security issues that the database could bring and they have questioned the role of the

‘We have a persistent, stubborn achievement gap in our schools.’ Gordon Van de Water nonprofit that will fuel the dashboard — inBloom, which has received both national praise and criticism over the type of student data it is capable of storing. Witt feels that the district needs to heed the concerns that have been voiced by parents. “I do have some concerns over the risks to students’ privacy. What data might be gathered and how this database is being shared are areas of significant concern,” Witt said. “It’s essential that we not only secure the information, but we need to also agree on what information is being collected. Witt also said that the project — which will come at $2-$5 per student cost to the district in 2015, when the pilot periods ends — could end up costing more than what administrators think because of the potential purchasing of “new applications and new interfaces that will have to play well with inBloom.” Van de Water said he has studied the classroom dashboard issue and that he supports its implementation. “I am in favor of giving teachers the technology and the tools and the support they need to do better in the classroom,” he said. “I ask, ‘Is this a good thing for teachers?’ I think it looks like a good thing to me.”

“You have security and privacy issues, but best I can tell, there are higher levels of security and more levels of security than we currently have (with current data systems). Is it perfect? No. you’re not going to get to perfect in this world.” The two men also disagree on their positions on Amendment 66 — the November ballot question that seeks $950 million in new taxes that will fund an overhaul of the state’s school finance system. Van de Water supports the ballot measure. “I think it’s very good that the state is trying to get back to a more adequate funding system of education,” he said. “We’ve lost $1 billion in funding over last four years.” But Witt opposes Amendment 66, in part because Jeffco tax payers will end up paying more into the system that what the district will receive in actual funding. “I don’t believe that the Amendment 66 structure is an appropriate way to fund education,” Witt said. “It’s bad for Jeffco.” Witt took a shot at Van de Water not having children who attend Jeffco schools, saying that a candidate’s “recent experience in the Jeffco school district” is important. But Van de Water called that a ridiculous criticism.

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October 3, 2013

OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

We love letters, but stay within lines In an era in which readers are more likely to post comments at the bottom of an online article or on a blog or on Facebook, we believe there is still a place for the good old-fashioned letter to the editor. Unlike online commenting, letters to the editor must go through something of a vetting process before being published. Largely, this is in order to maintain a measure of civility that, sadly, is often lacking online. On our opinion pages, we aim to provide a forum to stir community conversation. We appreciate diversity of thought and do not pick which letters run or don’t run based on our viewpoint. If you’re wondering why your letter wasn’t printed or are hoping to have one that is, read what follows. These do’s and don’ts will make the process easier for you and our editors. Do: • Your homework. In other words, check your facts. We have a small staff and can’t

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Should Todd Helton be in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame? Folks around Denver were asked whether they believe Helton is Cooperstown material, after the Rockies slugger belted his 369th career home run and 592nd career double during his final home game on Sept. 25.

“Yes. He played with a losing team for so many years, and he still produced. He pretty much defined what baseball players should be.” Josh Martinez, Denver

“I’ve seen his stats. If he doesn’t make it to the Hall of Fame then we ought to reconsider who else shouldn’t be in there.” Chuck Burton, Denver

“His numbers aren’t good enough. He was good for the Rockies, but there’s a lot of people there who have better numbers than he has.” David Lee, Denver

“If you take his stats at face value, then yeah. The guy’s stats are worthy.” Chris Bond, Denver

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When ‘facts’ become fiction What do the following “facts” have in common? 1) We are currently on a pace to tie the all-time record low for Atlantic Ocean hurricanes in a year. 2) School vouchers do not raise achievement levels across the board. And 3) Chicago is the gun murder capitol of America. Answer: whether or not you believe these facts has more to do with your politics than whether the researchers were thorough and accurate. According to a new study by the National Science Foundation and Yale University, our political leanings will often dictate what facts we allow to penetrate our decision-making processes. Worse still is that sometimes we allow those biases to even change how we approach finding solutions to seemingly objective problems like simple math. And you wondered how it was possible that Congress can’t seem to balance a checkbook. Apparently, two plus two only equals four as long as neither George Bush nor Barack Obama asks the question. And you want to know what’s even worse? This study also suggests that highly educated people are even more susceptible to altering their process depending on their politics. Apparently, one of the skills you master as you stay in school longer is the ability to rationalize. Which explains college campuses, I guess. This sort of cultural bias towards information goes a long way towards explaining why we’ve become so polarized as a body politic. It is no longer possible to have discussions with opposition based on facts because nobody is willing to acknowledge the facts that the other side presents. We sift through the information, hunting for whatever factoids support our points of view, rather than taking in the information as a whole and assimilating it into our analytical process. It is one way to avoid cognitive dissonance, I suppose. You never really have to make an admission against interest in

a debate when all you have are interests. But it sure makes it hard to find common ground, the sort of common ground that leads to real solutions to problems. Of course, that presumes that the people tasked with finding solutions actually want to solve any problem other than how to win the next election. So when you tell someone about the hurricane drought, don’t expect them to reconsider their position on global warming; or when you talk about how the voucher program in Cleveland did not show widespread gains in educational achievement, don’t hold your breath waiting for an admission that school choice is not a panacea; or when you tell someone about Chicago and remind them that Chicago is, legally, a gun-free city, don’t expect a thoughtful question about the merits of gun control. Because it turns out that facts don’t matter any more. Apparently, if you want to change somebody’s mind these days, you need grainy black-and-white photos, ominous music, and pathos-inspiring voiceovers. And lies. Why not, right? It works in election after election. And if facts don’t matter, then why would truth be any more important? 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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Better education requires better answers When I look at the smartphone in my hand, the computer on my desk or the GPS system in my car, I see technology harnessed to make me more efficient, more knowledgeable and more able to manage the myriad challenges that come with 21st century life. When I think about those same technologies applied for the good of our students, I can only ask one question: Why wouldn’t we? Why wouldn’t we give every classroom teacher in Colorado access to tools that can help them figure out students’ strengths and weaknesses in real time, in a classroom setting where they can make tailored adjustments to their instruction? Why wouldn’t we give parents access to tools that can help them track their child’s progress in the same way, allowing them to better support their child’s learning at home and engage more fully with their child’s teacher? Why wouldn’t we want the same type of technology that improves our daily lives to be brought to bear on an educational system that needs our continued support and encouragement to improve? I listen to the discussion about new technology initiatives being developed for Jefferson County Schools, and these questions go unanswered. At issue is the

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district’s work to bring information they already collect together in a usable form for teachers, so they can stay on top of each student’s progress on a daily basis and provide individualized support so no student languishes from day to day or from year to year. In the case of Jeffco Public Schools, our state’s largest school district, these questions and their resolution are of importance to every one of us. Jeffco is among the first school districts in the country piloting the inBloom technology system, which enables teachers to more easily match students’ specific needs with tailored instruction and helps districts provide parents with user-friendly dashboards that show their child’s grades, assignments and academic progress. Some have attacked the district over

this system with misguided fears, rather than supporting them as they work to improve student learning. We don’t have to look far to see successful efforts in this arena. Denver Public Schools (DPS) upgraded technology more than five years ago to ensure that the academic progress of each child could easily and quickly be tracked each year to support that child through their educational journey. Denver teachers are now able to greet students with information on where that student has been, where they are now and what needs to happen to help them reach high educational goals. Jefferson County, like countless other school districts across Colorado, has several aging information databases that do not easily talk to each other and require large amounts of valuable teacher time to compile and assess. The pilot program Jefferson County teachers will use, inBloom, provides a new classroom dashboard in order to see a student’s test scores, grades and reading and math tests in a single easy-to-use format. Teachers will be able to customize learning plans to meet the differentiated needs of their students, helping them provide the best learning environment possible for

each student. Without question, families are right to require districts to prove their child’s data is secure. Jefferson County has done just that. The district established a Data Management Advisory Council comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and business and community leaders and engaged an independent security audit firm to share their analysis of the proposed technology with the community in the coming months. This willingness to deal seriously and comprehensively with security and privacy issues is a credit to the district as well. This returns me to my original question. Why would we deny our children and our children’s educators the same useful technologies most of us rely on daily? Providing a high quality education for all of our kids is a big task. When we face challenging tasks in life, we take advantage of the incredible technology advances upon which we have come to rely. If we want a better education for all our kids, we have to start making the same choices to embrace change, instead of letting fear prevent us from moving forward. Chris Watney is president and CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Introverts are speaking out against labels

“My problem is that I’m an introvert.” If you read the Business sections — as I do — of newspapers and websites, you probably recognize that how popular this topic has become. Introverts are now being counseled to be “assertively shy” and to “leverage” their advantages. Whole books on the subject are flying off the shelves. In fact, a quick s. search this week for “introvert” on Amazon produced 656 results. nd The argument is that society dras. matically undervalues introverts, because ple introverts are considered shy, reserved, want even antisocial. By contrast, extrovert are o admired because they are outgoing and gregarious; extrovert get things done. e But now, introverts are speaking out. Why? Part of the answer is probably a basic rejection of broad-sweeping labels the inferring that the traits of introverts are somehow inferior. Granted, the sheer numbers of books, websites, blogs, and ait- articles point to a bandwagon effect: e is introversion is in vogue. But so too is an ne increased emphasis on real women who Chi- have real bodies. Same-sex couples are pect inching toward legal recognition. And of though there’s still a long way to go, cultural and ethnic diversity are being accepted and even celebrated. nt These groups of people — which are s, not mutually exclusive, by the way — are os, also often undervalued by society. They battle labels of their own. Women are “fat,” “lazy,” and (gasp!) “old,” not allowed to

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have wrinkles or gray hair. Same-sex couples fight the stereotypes of labels such as “gay,” “lesbian,” and even “pervert,” plus many others not fit to print here. People of different ethnicities contend with spurious and inflammatory labels that could fill this page, and which have been leveled at various groups of people by other groups of people throughout our nation’s history. And even the extroverts lauded above are labeled as “schmoozers” and “manipulators” who get what they want by outmaneuvering others. Such labels such perpetuate a disproportionately negative importance on our differences, when what’s really significant is that we are simply who we are, unique in our own ways. Think about it … what label are you? Are you the keeper of all things domestic, the engine that runs your home and family … or are you a “housewife”? Are you successful or are you a “workaholic”? Are you a “deadbeat” because you are unemployed, or because you choose

Half-hearted man has never committed to mate Dear Neil: I am a single Mum of 9-yearold twin girls. Six and a half years ago, I met this man, and we had a wonderful and passionate connection. After a year, I discovered he had numerous financial issues, as well as breaches of honesty. Among other things, he had spent the deposit for our joint holiday home we had been planning together. In the end, I had enough of the lies and deceit, so I withdrew, and we did not see each other for a few weeks. But then I decided I wanted our relationship to work. I drove to his place and was shocked to discover a lady and her son had turned up at his place at 11 p.m., and I learned she was his new flame. To make a long story short, he went back to me, then back to her, then back to me. However, one evening after that, she turned up at his place, trying to get him back all over again. We have been living together in my house the past two and a half years, but we still have issues: family, money, honesty. He has not kept up with his financial agree-

other alternatives to the 40-hour week? Are you “spoiled” with a “bad work ethic” because your generation grew up in a different world, a world where advanced technology is as common as turntables used to be, and where stability for employees can be as uncommon as the wristwatch? The proliferation of labels such as these, and the undesirable connotations that go with them, is why I applaud introverts who are speaking out, in spite of the fact that some might consider themselves out of their comfort zone. What’s really in

vogue is that there’s nothing wrong with being different. Perhaps, after all, it’s taken society’s introverts — people often considered “aloof,” “remote,” and “antisocial” — to raise their voices against labels, to speak out for the ways that all of us are unique, rather than wrong. Andrea Doray is a writer who can be extroverted when she needs to be, but believes there’s nothing wrong with thinking before she speaks. Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray.com.

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Bike accident creates questions Would someone who is longer in the tooth than me please share the secret to aging gracefully? I’m at an age high enough to qualify for Medicare, but not an age young enough to avoid a nasty bike accident. After 30 years of riding bikes, and a few harmless falls, I finally did the big one — flew over the handlebars and smashed my shoulder into the pavement — in the dark. Seeing headlights coming toward me, I hit the brakes hard — way too hard. The bike stopped but I didn’t. Pain, ouch, hurt, ache, and more pain. Unable to move, I was taken by ambulance to Emergency. After X-ray, the ER doc announced, “You have a broken humerus — the bone in your right upper arm near your rotator cuff.” “Darn!” “You can wear a sling, we can’t set it.”

What shocked me for weeks after was how little I could move my arm without pain. I had to write and eat with my left hand, and I am right handed. I looked like a war victim for six weeks. Friendly people who observed my sling told me countless stories of other bike accidents involving broken collar bones, broken hips, intensive care units and even death. I wondered if someone up above trying to warn me to stay off my bike?

My first murmurs after my accident when I knew the damage was limited to my shoulder, was Thank God I’m alive. It could have been so much worse. Time has gone by (the accident happened July 14) and I’m out of the sling and the heavy pain, but I’m still in physical therapy for range of motion exercises. And I wonder if I want to risk injury and recovery again if I get back on the bike? I’m not sure. Mobility is important to me. I rode a bike with a video screen in the gym today and it was quite pleasant and SAFE. And it was more social than riding outside — I saw my friend’s mother, Dorothy, from my old neighborhood when I was growing up. She’s almost 90 and still exercising in the gym. She is an example of aging gracefully, but her daughter and I have both encouraged her to stop climbing the

ladder and cleaning her own gutters! So if aging changes our judgment, how do I gauge what is safe to do? If I don’t risk at all I’ll feel my world has shut down. These are issues I am pondering — my own mother stopped exercising and ended up in a walker. Dorothy, my friend’s mother is still out there playing tennis and in her own home. So what is the answer to biking or not? I don’t know yet. This aging thing is something we only go through once. I hope to make wise choices about my activities in the future, and at the same time make the most of my life. I’d love to hear from readers about your experiences in this area. Mary McFerren Stobie lives in Wheat Ridge and is syndicated by Senior Wire News Service. Contact her at mry_jeanne@yahoo. com.

Game season regions impacted by flooding A variety of outdoors news is surfacing at this time of year. Here is a sampling. Small game hunting licenses, Habitat stamps and waterfowl stamps are all required as fall hunting seasons approach. Hunting and fishing licenses now expire on March 30 each year. Licenses and stamps can be purchased at sporting goods license agent outlets or online at www.wildlife.state.co. The Parks and Wildlife Division are diligent on pursuing those who violate state game laws and regulations. Two recent high profile investigations resulted in the arrests of 12 people all fined with Colorado hunting privileges forefitted.The State’s Operation Game Thief program is the process leading to awareness, investi-

gation and in many cases arrests. Many of the poachers are identified simply by the general public or other hunter’s anonymous calls of suspicious tips to 877-2656648. Verizon phone users can call #OGT. US Fish & Wildlife Service work with the state since many poaching cases involve

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out of state individuals. The recent devastating flood have caused considerable damage to many game management units, specifically 7, 8, 9, 19, 191, 20, and 29, S1, S19, S37 and S57. Hunters with licenses in those areas may be eligible for refunds or preference point reinstatements. For those affected, call your local Division of Parks and Wildlife Office or Headquarters at 303-297-1192. If your hunting interests lie in upland game birds and you typically make the trek to Kansas or Nebraska it is a good to follow-up early with hunting organizations in those states and to check out Colorado pheasant hunting opportunities. The Kansas Sport Hunting Association at 785-296-2009 or online at info@huntkansas.org will start your planning. Colorado Pheasants Forever is busy promoting and educating hunters on this states opportunity. Pikes Peak Pheasant / Quail Forever Youth Outreach and Chukar Hunt are set for Oct. 13. Call 719-593-7770 to participate

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Dear Lost: It’s hard to see the forest through the trees when you are living inside a story. You have to step back and view your story from a distance in order to be able to see it with any clarity. Let me offer you that clarity. The man you’re living with has a commitment issue. Plain and simple, he has never actually committed to you. He is, at the most, only partially committed to you. Furthermore, you actually know it: that’s why you’ve withdrawn. Connecting with your twin girls takes time, effort and energy. It requires him to make an emotional investment in them, and in the job of becoming a stepdad to them (which he obviously is, having been in their lives since they were two). But it’s extremely telling that he hasn’t tried to bond with them, grow to love them and invest in a relationship with them. It speaks to him being tentative and half-hearted in the relationship, rather than committed and unreserved. The presence of the other woman speaks of the same lack of commitment. He didn’t have to be truthful and honest with you about financial matters--he had been looking for another woman on the

in the hunt with your young hunters. The Thornton Cabela’s grand opening Aug. 15 offered visitors a drawing for 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 crew cab pickup. That lucky person among the estimated 5,000 was Terry Corman of Fort Collins. The keys will be presented soon to this lucky outdoorsman. Colorado Parks and Outdoors is offering teachers the “Basic Archery Instructor certification workshops provided and co-sponsored by the Colorado Archery in the Schools Program. This engaging native shooting activity is growing in Colorado and across the nation. “During the 20112012 school year participants in grades 4-12 in Colorado involved more than 100 Colorado schools and over 7,000 schools nationally” according to Tabbi Kinion, program director for the State program. Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch may be reached at Ron-Hellbusch@comcast.net.

side. Furthermore, it is not at all clear that he has any allegiance to being honest, transparent or sincere with the agreements he has made with you. It sounds like he may be making agreements in order to keep you off his back, but he has no genuine interest in holding himself to those agreements--because he’s just appeasing you. Which leaves you with a choice: stay with him and accept this scenario into the future (you have no evidence it’s going to change), or end the relationship with him in the hope that you will be able to eventually connect with someone else who will be honest, responsible, trustworthy, true and blue--and a stepdad. A grown man ought to know that if he chooses a woman with younger children, he is in the position of being a stepdad, and he is expected to rise to the occasion and be the best he can possibly be in that position. It sure sounds as if you could find better than him. He is too half-hearted. After the passion wanes, you’re left more with illusion than you are with a real relationship. 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: www.heartrelationships.com. He is not able to respond individually to queries.

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Center offers action sports indoors Skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, biking classes available By Tammy Kranz

tkranz@ourcoloradonews.com Skiing can be expensive — by time you get all your gear, trek up the mountain and pay for your pass. The cost alone can deter many from even trying it out. Progresh — an indoor training center dedicated to action sports — invites people of all skill levels to give skiing (and biking, climbing, snowboarding, skateboarding and tumbling) a go. “It’s an outlet for kids and adults to try it first to see if they like a sport, to introduce them to it,” said Progresh co-founder Questor “Q” Sapnu. “This place is for beginners and professionals. We have skill coaches able to work with any skill level.” Progresh opened its doors Sept. 7 at 9499 N. Washington St. in Thornton. The 11,000-square-foot facility has 45-foot ceiling and features synthetic snow jump into an airbag with multiple drop-in platforms, rails, cliff drop, and a learning slope with synthetic snow for skiers and snowboarders. For skateboarders and bikers, there’s a mega ramp into an airbag with adjustable drop-in platform; an eight-foot drop into an airbag to practice stair drops; a flow park with a bowl, spine, vertical wall and mini-half; and a street course with ledges, rails, banks and quarter pipes.

‘It’s an outlet for kids and adults to try it first to see if they like a sport, to introduce them to it.’ Questor “Q” Sapnu For tumbling, the facility has Olympicgrade trampolines, a spring floor, balance and trampoline boards and a harness system with twisting belts for the ultimate trampoline training. The main feature, however, is the custom-made airbag the center uses instead of foam. Students can use the bag with skis, snowboards, bikes, skateboards or by freedropping. “It’s like landing in a cloud,” Sapnu said. While professionals do train at Progresh, Sapnu said that the environment is safe and encouraging and no one should feel intimidated to try out a sport. “We try to get everyone to support each other,” he said. The centers offers viewing areas with Wi-Fi and USB charging stations, a game room, computer lab for digital media editing and production, outdoor patio with views of downtown Denver and the mountains and meals and snacks. “The videos on the website do not do

Progresh, an indoor training facility for ski, snowboard, skateboard, BMX and tumbling, opened for business last month at 9499 N. Washington St. in Thornton. The 11,000 square-foot facility has 45-foot ceiling and features plenty of areas to train. Photo courtesy of Progresh

it justice — you have to see this place in person to feel the energy, see the smiles — that’s where it really is,” Sapnu said. The cross-training facility offers a variety of classes, camps, drop-in sessions, group activities and even hosts birthdays and field trips. Sapnu and co-founders Kyle Henley and Mike Pies trained together at a place similar to Progresh in Copper Mountain — a trip that sometimes took two hours in traf-

fic. They worked together to create a similar facility in the Denver area to provide an easily accessible action/snow-sport destination for everyone, year round. “When visitors come here we want them to learn something, but we want them to think they just had the best time in the world,” Sapnu said. Call 720-441-2112 or visit www.progresh.com for more information.

Residents urged to use CodeRED warning tool System to be used during floods to alert of dangers By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews.com Area police are encouraging residents to register for CodeRED, the system that alerts residents to emergencies in their area. CodeRED is an emergency alert system used all over Jefferson County that sends messages to phones to warn residents during critical situations, and give them updates on what is happening.

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With CodeRED police and fire agencies are able to select the exact area where notification is required, and record their own messages to the residents. The recent flooding Colorado faced is a prime example of the importance of signing up for the alert service. Even though the flooding prompted no evacuations in Lakewood, the City issued a precautionary pre-evacuation notice to about 300 homes near Lena Gulch through CodeRED. “We started using CodeRED on Jan. 1 and it’s been very beneficial to have,” said Scott Rose, Lakewood police communica-

tions supervisor. “So far we’ve only had to use it around 10 times, but it has been used by the county quite a bit more.” For people who have landlines, their number is already in the system’s database, but people have to register their mobile phones with the cell phone if they want to receive information on those devices. Numbers can only be registered to one address. “There can be a problem with just having the land line registered, because people will receive a message on it telling them to leave their homes, but

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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 saviohouse.org. Drivers-dump/pneumatic/ flatbed. Fuel & Safety Bonus, Paid Vacation, Health Insurance. CDL-A, safe driver, 2 yrs exp. Transpro CO: 970-482-4888 ext 307 WY: 307-316-7148 ext 307

Medical Billing and practice management firm

is looking for a self starting individual with at least 5 years of medical billing experience to join our team. We are looking for a leader who can help our company grow to the next level. A/R experience is a MUST, and excellent customer service skills are needed. Great opportunity for the right individual. Please send resume to info@billrightonline.com

Receptionist

part-time 20-25 hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, hours 8-5. Some Saturdays 8-12pm. Fun / Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area and Castle Rock location. Duties: scheduling, phones, check-in and scanning. Fax resume to 303-689-9628 or email to m.ripperton@pediatrics5280.com

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EMERGENCY DISPATCHER 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.

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Antiques & Collectibles

Furniture

Medical

HY-7000 UM Migun Thermal Massage/Accupressure Bed, includes frame, 2-way & 15 way Jade Massage heads Perfect Condition $1875 (720)495-0273

Medical Equipment Elec. adj. hosp. bed, HI-Low $575 Chairlift $900, Alt. Pressure Mattress $900 Folding ramps 6’ $200, 7’ $260 And more call for info. 303-870-0845

Health and Beauty

Garage Sales

Firewood

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Split and dry hardwood $200 a cord Free delivery w/in 10 miles of yard in Arvada 303-424-7357

Like new Acorn stairlift full factory warranty installed by experienced installer $1750 installed (303)466-5253

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

Wanted SINGERS WANTED Small, Mixed mature choir has openings for all voices. Music is memorized. Includes all varieties of songs, with light choreography! Rehearsal is held on Monday from 7-9 For information call – Liana Lansing at 720-272-7044

GARAGE & ESTATE SALES

Westminster Garage Sale, Sat Oct 5th large and small items BO on everything 4596 Campden Ct. Founders Village Lakewood Multi-Family Pre Moving Sale Everything must go Toys, Books, Clothing, Furniture, and much more October 3-5 and the 12th 8am-6pm 150 South Hoyt Street Lakewood Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Huge basement sale W. 10th Avenue & Garrison Saturday Oct. 5th 9am-3pm Something for Everyone plus Bake sale-yumm!

Antique English Armoire $200 720-962-9202

Arts & Crafts Crafters Wanted

Lakewood Elks Anuual Holiday Craft Fair November 30th 9am-4pm 8x8 booth $35.00 kamperkaravanlw1777@gmail.com 303-989-0188

Wanted Crafters / Vendors

November 23rd for Englewood High Schools' Annual Holiday Sale benefiting EHS special needs students Please call 303-806-2239 or email ehs_craftfair@englewood.k12.co.us for reservation

FIREWOOD split & dry hardwood $200 a cord Free delivery in 10 miles of yard 303-432-3503

Furniture $ Mattress Liquidation $ Name Brands, new in plastic K$200 Q-$150 F-$145 First Come First Serve 303-803-2350

Handicap Accessible Van 2007 Chevy Uplander 55,000 mil. pw, cd, ac Bruno electric seat $10,950 303-870-0845

Medical 2000 Rascal Scooter hardlyRecycle used, great condition, Please this Publication new batteries, when Finished $700 720-581-0391 Arvada area

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Motorcycles/ATV’s Miscellaneous 100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 69% on The Grilling Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 2 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1- 888-697-3965 Use Code:45102ETA or www.OmahaSteaks.com/offergc05 _____________________________ DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 877-9921237 ____________________________ KILL SCORPIONS! Buy Harris Scorpion Spray. Indoor/Outdoor. Odorless, Non-Staining, Long Lasting. Kills Socrpions and other insects. Effective results begin after the spray dries! Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot or Homedepot.com _____________________________ KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES) _____________________________ DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-279-3018

$150 Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set in original plastic Call or text 303-803-2350 Designer sofa and chairs, wheat color perfect condition $1000 for all or Sofa- $750, Chair $200/each Can send pictures 303-797-2654

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Giovanni Paolo 1632 Maggini Fiddle Ivory bow, hard case, $800 John Juzek made in Germany with case and bow $700 303-237-1100

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Roll top desk $150 720-962-9202

Wanted *OLD ROLEX & PATEK PHILIPPE WATCHES WANTED!** Daytona, Sub Mariner, etc. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440 ________________________ *OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg, and Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1920’s thru 1980’s. TOP CASH PAID! 1-800401-0440

Autos for Sale 1991 Ford Taurus GL 4 dr sedan, white, 95,000 miles, V6 engine, great condition, $1900 Phyllis at 303-601-7496

HELMETS: Vespa Helmet 12/2001 new light blue S55 $300 HCL Black 2001 extra large $75 THH Black 1995 extra large $50 ZR 2002 extra large $100 ZR SX 2002 $100 BIKE COVER: Nelson Rigg Universal only used in garage $70 (303)690-5019

RV’s and Campers 2003 Laredo 27 ft RL fifth wheel, single slide out, aluminum frame, fiber glass exterior. 4 new tires, axles re-aligned, 2- 40lb LT tanks. Includes exterior cover. $13,500. 303-868-5398 2013 Curt R-20 (20,000lbs) 5th wheel slider hitch for short bed pick ups. Asking $1200 303-450-2432 or 303-910-4375 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 2008 PT Cruiser- low mileage, 4 cylinder, A/C (all new), silver/gray. top condition reduced $7800 303-521-5185 For Sale 2005 Mazda B3000 Sport Dual V6, low miles 68,000 $8400/obo 2 wheel drive, fully equipped and more. Very Nice (303)424-4071

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

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2007 V6, auto, radio, A/C, 4- wheel drive. Great condition- excellent for mountain driving. 93k miles Call 303-287-3783 $12,000

Want to rent enclosed space for one car in Lakewood, CO area. Richard 303-304-6522

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Sanders Drywall Inc.

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Navarro Concrete, Inc.

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303-423-8175 Residential Concrete Work

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

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Electricians Custom designs that fit your lifestyle… 303-683-7990 • Trex Pro

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Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

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

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

720-203-7385

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

D & D FENCING

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Handyman

DISCOUNT FENCE CO

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

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

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For all your garage door needs!

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

Hauling Service

Bronco

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

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Call 720-257-1996

Ron Massa

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

HOME REPAIRS • 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

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

(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com

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

Hauling Service

HAULING

$$Reasonable Rates On:$$ *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

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

trash hauling

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

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Landscaping/Nurseries

Trash & Junk Removal

It’s not too late to complete your fall projects!

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

House Cleaning Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month

COLORADO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Licensed

720.436.6340

Insured

www.arterralandscaping.com

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

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

is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

Commercial Snow Removal Fall Aeration & Fertalization

Landscaping/Nurseries

• 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

Alpine Landscape Management

Lawn/Garden Services

303-456-5861

LANDSCAPE

Lawn/Garden Services

720-329-9732

Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

Heavy Hauling

Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384

New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock, aeration, irrigation blow-out, fall clean up and snow removal, For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, Insured, Member BBB.

Olson Landscaping & Design

We are community.

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Hauling Service

Aeration, Sprinkler Blow Out Winter Fertilization, Call now for best pricing

LAWN SERVICES

$$Reasonable Rates$$

We are Licensed & Insured

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067 brucesnolimitservice.com

Dreilng Lawn Service FALL SAVINGS

*Leaf Cleanup*Lawn Maintenance* 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

•Aeration • Sprinkler Blowout & Repair • Yard Cleanup & Gutter Clean Out • Fall Fertilization • Bush Trimming Senior Discount - Free Estimate Save 5% on next year commitment to lawn care Family owned & operated

LAWN AERATIONS

Serving the North Metro area for 16 years

(303)427-5342

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Call Eric h: 303-424-0017 C: 303-668-1613

• 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

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303.420.2880

Sosa Landscaping

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

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

Misc. Services

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with a Warranty Starting at $1575

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

All Makes and Models Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:

720-308-0425

Painting

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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Painting

Painting

Perez Painting

Plumbing

Roofing/Gutters

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

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

Brush and Roll Quality

Interior and exterior painting, wall repair, refinishing and texturizing, deck repair and epoxi floors.

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

303-370-0446

Plumbing

Finish and Plaster Designs.

PLUMBING

15% OFF FALL SAVINGS FREE INSTANT QUOTE Repair or Replace: Faucets, Toilets, Sinks, Disposals, Water Heaters, Gas Lines, Broken Pipes, Spigots/Hosebibs, Water Pressure Regulator, Ice Maker, Drain Cleaning, Dishwasher Instl., Vanity Instl., Etc. CALL WEST TECH (720)298-0880

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Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Residential /Commercial • Winterization • System Startup • Install, Repair • Service & Renovations

Stephen D. Williams

CUSTOM HOMES REMODEL FINISHED BASEMENTS SERVICE AND REPAIR Licensed • Insured

720- 298-3496 Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

ALAN ATTWOOD, Master Plumber

PH: 303-472-8217 FX: 303-688-8821

Insured & Bonded

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

Remodeling

303.420.0669

303.451.1971

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ROOFING PAINTING WINDOWS GUTTERS Insurance Claims Assistance

303.44.PAINT Locally owned and operated family business

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

For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area

www.frontrangeplumbing.com Drain Pros Plumbing Got a clogged sink, toilet, or main? Don’t just clear it… Find the ROOT of the problem! FREE CAMERA INSPECTION WITH EVERY DRAIN CLEANING **$100 VALUE** Got another plumbing problem? We’re a Full Service Plumbing Licensed and Insured Company Written warranties on all work

Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates

Pro Sprinkler & Backflow Golf course quality at a fair price

Over 25 Years golf course irrigation & turfgrass experience

Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company

GREENE'S REMODELING

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

A Tree Stump Removal Company

Call 303-422-1096

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

FRONT RANGE PLUMBING

Call Frank

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

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

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720-231-5954

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

Sprinkler Pros

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5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310

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

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720.234.3442

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Window Services

Rich Parker, owner

303 550-9526

Seasonal

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Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

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

Majestic Tree Service

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Plumb-Crazy, LLC.

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25 Plus Years Exp • Family Owned & Operated

(303) 234-1539

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System Winterizations $35.00

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Betty Boyd and incumbent David Wiechman, Ward 4 candidates, have considerably different views of the most important issue facing their ward. “The ‘silver tsunami’ is the biggest thing facing us. Lakewood has the fastest growing elderly population,” Boyd said. “We need to be working to find solutions to help seniors and people with disabilities stay in their homes.” Boyd also said options for more affordable and accessible travel and senior living are extremely important. “In knocking on doors, people are telling me the most important thing is legal marijuana in the city,” Wiechman said. “I’m very worried that if we become a ‘pot capital’ we’re going to be driving families and businesses away.” Boyd said that she is in favor of the current moratorium that Lakewood has in place, but she could eventually see lifting it to allow some businesses to open, as long as they’re extremely well regulated. She said she’d rather have well regulated, safe businesses than an underground market supplying marijuana in an unsafe way. Wiechman noted that while 52 percent of people in Ward 4 voted for Amendment 64, it was more about not locking people up for use than allowing marijuana to be sold in the city. He is very much in favor of making the moratorium permanent. When asked about using incentives to bring businesses to the city, both are in favor, but in limited scopes. “I agree with council’s decisions on DaVita and Terumo as far as taxes,” Boy said. “I also think having a healthy community, with good education options can be a great incentive as well.” “I support the incentives we used with DaVita near St. Anthony, and I think we can have some incentives

money for the flood victims, and turning this into a huge benefit concert if we win sounded great,” Coddington said. “We’ve learned so much doing this, and I’m going to be happy whether we win or not.” Castagna said the video was a great chance for the students to think about others and work to help them. The video has already received some attention from Perry herself. On Sept. 25 she tweeted and posted on Facebook about it. The winner of the lip dub contest will be notified Oct. 10. To see the video, visit www.vimeo.com/75058173.

with taxes,” Wiechman said. “They can be used to bring in businesses.”

Ward 5

Michael “Gunner” Gunstanson and Karen Harrison, the Ward 5 candidates, have very different priorities when it comes to the biggest issue facing their ward. “I think the incoming Green Gables development is a huge thing for our area,” Gunstanson said. “There will be increased traffic, a tax base going to Jeffco instead of the city, and a potential new Wal-Mart being built there.” Gunstanson said the decision not to annex the property into Lakewood was a mistake that is going to cost the city in the long run. “We really need jobs and work to make our neighborhoods more vibrant,” Harrison said. “Helping businesses and finding jobs is really important to everyone in the ward.” Both candidates said that helping seniors living in the city is an important goal, and adding that the city does have some great resources, but there is always more to that can be done. An issue that sharply divided the two was on whether or not the W Rail line met expectations. “The line is not meeting my expectations,” Gunstanson said. “ (using) it’s added about an hour to my commute, and I would like to work with RTD on lowering the monthly rate, and increasing the frequency of cars.” “I’m very excited about the light rail, and I think developments and community around the rail is really going to bloom,” Harrison said. “Light rail and mass transit are going to become the answer for people to get from one place to the other.”

Wards 1, 2

Incumbents from Ward 1, Ramey Johnson, and Ward 2, Scott Koop, are running unopposed, but still participated in the event. They both spoke about the positive growth they are seeing around the W Rail line, and the opportunities that development around the line will provide. The importance of taking care of the aging population, while still attracting young people is also key for both candidates. The forum was filmed and will be released on Lakewood’s www.lakewood.org, and shown on KLTV8 During the month of October.


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Chef doesn’t cut mustard I have the deepest respect for Denver restaurant owner and super chef Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall) for her stellar performance in Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” which ended sadly not in her favor on Sept. 25. In losing, as part of the final three, she was nothing but gracious, of course. Here’s what James Oseland, editor-inchief of Saveur magazine, had to say about the end results: “I thought I had a handle on Jennifer’s excellence as a cook, and then during the finale meal, she served us her paella gnocchi. My God, it was the single best dish I ate all season — so perfectly balanced, so beautifully executed, so lovely to look at. Unfortunately, for her chances at winning the season, her other three courses — while very, very good — didn’t come anywhere near the glory of that dish. Still, if we’re handing out prizes for individual plates of food, this one is the season five gold-medal winner.” Not to be overlooked was her remarkable job of snaring the most money for her charity: $35,000 for Work Options for Women, a Denver nonprofit that teaches food service skills to women in poverty. “I have no regrets at all about this experience,” Jasinski said after being defeated by chef Douglas Keane. “Top Chef Masters” win or lose aside, Sept. 25 was still a good day for the Denver chef. Two of her restaurants, Rioja and Euclid Hall, were named among the Top 25 Best Restaurants in the October edition of 5280 magazine.

Above right, Phileas Fogg (Dustin Bronson) and Aouda (Caitlin Wise) share a tender moment during a whirlwind world tour in “Around the World in 80 Days.” Above, adventure is on the horizon for Phileas Fogg (Dustin Bronson) and his servant Passepartout (Graham Ward). At right, Patrick Du Laney is one of five actors who play 39 different characters in the show.

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The University of Colorado-Boulder is back in the top 10. No, not its football program, but on Playboy magazine’s top 10 party schools. CU ranked third in Playboy’s 2013 list in the October issue. West Virginia University topped the list, followed by the University of Wisconsin. CU topped the list in 2011 and has been a regular in Playboy’s poll, which began as the top 40 party colleges in 1987. CU did not make the list a year ago. This year’s list was determined by Playboy’s editors, who used data from resources including the National Center for Education Statistics, the NCAA and the U.S. Economic Census, as well as feedback from Playboy’s more than 12 million social media fans. The 2012 top party school, University of Virginia, failed to make the 2013 list.

Restaurant Week does the splits

Denver Restaurant Week(s), one of the most popular events in town for the generous portions for a small price, is doing a double take by splitting its personality with two weeks spaced out during the year. In observation of the event’s 10th anniversary, Visit Denver’s Denver Restaurant Week will double the fun by holding one week from Feb. 22-28 and a second week Aug. 23-29. The new price per meal per person is $30, FYI ... Not a bad deal when you factor in inflation with the cost of food, etc. As you may recall, in several of the previous years, Denver Restaurant Week Parker continues on Page 18

Arvada Center’s latest production is on a world tour By Clarke Reader

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he Arvada Center will take audiences on a whirlwind world tour with its latest production of “Around the World in 80 Days.” The center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., is hosting the Creede Repertory Theatre’s presentation of Jules Verne’s classic story through Oct. 27. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. “This is an adaptation, but there are whole sections and speeches right out of the novel, so most of us went through and read the book,” said director Charlie Oates. “There are a lot of obvious challenges, but that’s really exciting for me because the solutions are always going to be really theatrical.” The story focuses on Phileas Fogg (Dustin Bronson), a man stuck in a routine and mostly solitary life that leaves him with little contact with the outside world. His French valet Passepartout (Graham Ward) is the only person he really spends any time with. He is a member of the Reform Club in London, and when he gets into an argu-

ment about the validity of a new claim that it is possible to circle the world in 80 days, he finds himself taking a wager that put both WHAT: Creede’ Reperhis life and tory Theatre’s production money at risk. of “Around the World in 80 “The play Days” starts with WHERE: Arvada Center Fogg and his 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., daily routine, Arvada and it beWHEN: Through Oct. 27 comes obvi7:30 p.m. - Tuesdays ously that he through Saturdays has to change, 1 p.m. - Wednesdays that some2 p.m. - Saturdays and thing like Sundays. this trip has COST: $38 to $48 to happen,” INFORMATION: 720-898Bronson said. 7200 or www.arvadacenter. “He has all org this confidence, but once he goes on the trip, a lot of that gets stripped away, and you see him become more human.” Ward describes Passepartout as an everyman character, who either gloriously messes everything up or saves the day. “He’s extremely interested in the world around him, and has a childlike

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nature about him that makes him the opposite of Fogg,” Ward said. “You seem him as a really passionate, life-loving person.” Bronson said there are small moments throughout the show that really show how the two men actually respect each other, as different as they are. The numbers for the play are particularly astounding — 80 days to go around the world, with five actors playing 39 different characters over seven continents. Bronson is the only actor who plays just one character, since he’s on stage so much. “I like actors playing a lot of different characters,” Oates said. “It’s a vocal and acting skill that is really fun to exploit and work on.” Graham said that all the characters — and the fact their played by so few actors — makes the play more unique, and creates a much more collaborative experience for those involved. He added that after the shows audience members like to pick their favorite character from the 39 created on stage. Oates said that at the end, he hopes that audiences learn the importance of getting out of your house and seeing new things. “It’s an epic adventure,” Bronson added. “It relies a lot on the imagination of the audience, which I really enjoy.”


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your week & more in the community ThursDay/OCT. 3

INfOrMaTION NIghTs The Manning School, 13200 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, will have parent information nights at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, in the school’s auditorium.

CharITy rIDe The fourth annual Jam the Damz Colorado Charity Ride is Saturday, Oct. 5. The ride, which offers  10K, 50K, 70K and 100K courses, benefits three area organizations that provide sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities and physical challenges (Craig Hospital, U.S. Handcycling and Adaptive Adventures). The ride is open to all ages and abilities / “disabilities” and experience levels and 90 percent of the ride will be on bike paths in the foothills surrounding Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison. The route is moderate, rolling hills and features climbs over the Bear Creek and Chatfield reservoir dams. Registration fee is $55 per rider. Each rider is expected to raise or contribute an additional $45 minimum.  Families and teams are encouraged to ride together.  To register, or for more information, visit www. jamthedamz.org.

frIDay/OCT. 4, NOv. 1, DeC. 6, JaN. 3, feb. 7, MarCh 7

faLL garDeNINg Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St.,

CONCerT CONDuCTeD by Matthew Switzer, the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert this season features two works by Anton Dvorak, his Symphony No. 6 and his Cello Concerto in B minor. Soloist Gal Faganel is assistant professor of cello at UNC and an international performer, teacher, coach and recording artist. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available at www.lakewoodsymphony.org or by calling 303 987-7845. ThursDay/OCT. 3, NOv. 7, DeC. 5

rOuNDTabLe breakfasT American Legion Post 161 hosts

the Arvada Roundtable Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The meeting is open to the public and allows attendees to hear what issues are being addressed by city, county, state and federal levels of government from the government representatives.

frIDay/OCT. 4, OCT. 11, NOv. 5, NOv. 8 arT CLasses Lakewood Arts Council Community Center

saTurDay/OCT. 5 Arvada, offers a free fall gardening class, “Terrariums – Gardens Under Glass,” from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor décor. Discover how easy it is to bring the magic of these special gardens to your home. Our expert will demonstrate the range of containers, soil, plants and offer tips and techniques to create glorious gardens in glass. Registration not required unless noted. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com for details.

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fINaL wOrkshOp is Oct. 11: Tanis Bula, Mixing Up the Mediums on Sunflowers, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

OrChID grOwINg Tired of outdoor plants? Want to transition to easy, indoor plants with flowers every bit as gorgeous as your outdoor blooms? Contrary to popular myth orchids are easy to grow. Fantasy Orchids in Louisville is hosting a free growing class at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Come see photos and living examples of the planet’s most varied flowering plant type. Afterward guests are welcome to explore the greenhouse.

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sTarTINg OCT. 4: Alternative Watercolor Techniques (Mess With Success) with Gail Firmin, 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in October.

CIDer Days Lakewood’s fall festival Cider Days is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. The festival celebrates Lakewood’s agricultural heritage and includes a tractor pull, mule-drawn wagon ride, the barrel train, a climbing wall and more. Call 303-987-7850 or visit www.Lakewood.org/HCA.

and Gallery offers a variety of workshops and classes at the Lakewood Community Center and Gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd, Lakewood. To register, call 303-980-0625 or go to www. lakewoodartscouncil.org/classes.htm.

sTarTINg NOv. 5: Acrylics Plus with Marcia Brill, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in November. sTarTINg NOv. 8: Watercolor Basics with Kathy Cranmer,

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frIDay aND saTurDay/OCT. 4-5 CLOThINg/TOy saLe A kids’ clothing and toy sale is

planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. Most clothing items are $1. Also for sale are toys, books, baby equipment and furniture. All proceeds benefit Kids’ Discovery Days Preschool. A minimal donation is necessary to shop.

suNDay/OCT. 6 CIDer Days Colorado Cider Company is helping to organize

the upcoming Cider Days event at noon Sunday, Oct. 6, in Lakewood. Each day features family minded apple-focused fun. Twenty craft ciders are available for tasting. Visit http://www. lakewood.org/CiderDays/.

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Oct. 8, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458.

TuesDay/OCT. 8 LIfeTree Café Is there one true religion? Or many? These questions will be discussed at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “Only One Way to God? Can One Religion Really Have All the Answers?” features the filmed story of Valerie Winn, an American whose spiritual journey led her to a Chinese village where she encountered an underground church. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@peacelutheran.net. TuesDay/OCT. 8 DuOCLassICa CONCerT Olga Dashevskaya, piano faculty,

and Lydia Sviatlovskaya, violin, perform at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the community room at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood campus. The concert is free. Contact Stephanie Berg at 303-914-6428 or Stephanie.berg@rrcc.edu.

TuesDay/OCT. 8 MarIJuaNa IN Colorado In 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use. Now the Colorado Legislature is in the process of implementing this amendment to the state constitution. At the same time, marijuana use remains a violation of Federal law and those authorities are still weighing their options regarding this change in Colorado state law. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, as we delve into the background of this unfolding story. Program is at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP required for this free program. TuesDay/OCT. 8 NOTOrIOus OuTLaws Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, as we visit some of the most notorious outlaws in history. We will tell the stories of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and others. Bring your posse and help us round up the bad guys. Program is free and will take place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800. TuesDay/OCT. 8, Wednesday/Oct. 9 JusT bLue? Are you just blue or is something really eating at you? Stop by a free informational table from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, or Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Take a quick stress test and learn about options for good mental health from professional counselors from Jefferson Centers for Mental Health’s SeniorReach. Call 303-425-9583.

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weDNesDay/OCT. 9 geNeaLOgy prOgraM Foothills Genealogical Society meets at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden, for a brown bag lunch discussion on “Genealogical Proof.” At 1 p.m., program is “Teaching School on the Wyoming Prairie in the 1940s” presented by Edna Ogle. For more information, email foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com or call 303-935-9192. ThursDay/OCT. 10 CaNDIDaTes fOruM Lakewood AAUW will host a school board candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9th and Kipling, Lakewood. Three out of five school board positions will be filled. Learn the issues. Questions are encouraged. ThursDay/OCT. 10 CaregIver seMINar Stuck in the Middle is presenting a half-day community caregiver awareness seminar at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Silverado Senior Living, 6447 Quail St., Arvada. As our population ages, more and more caregivers are created, and most family members are not prepared for this most difficult job. Seven presenters who are professionals in their field will be at the seminar to help you prepare for the journey of caregiving. Cost, which may be paid in cash at time of check-in, includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations required; call 303-204-5149. Seating is limited. Adult day care provided by Silverado staff at no cost. Activities, refreshments and lunch included. Reservations required; notify reservationist when registering for seminar attendance. Stuck in the Middle is a social support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and related illnesses. ThursDay/OCT. 10, NOv. 14, DeC. 12, JaN. 9, feb. 13, MarCh 13 MeMbershIp MeeTINg American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans.

COMINg sOON COMINg sOON/OCT. 11-27 TheaTer shOw The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “Trick or Treat” from Oct. 11-27 at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Appropriate for all ages, show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-422-4090 or go to www.festivalplayhouse.com for tickets and more details. Come in costume and win a prize.  COMINg sOON/OCT. 12

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The 38th annual Cider Days returns to the Lakewood Cultural Center on the weekend of Oct. 5-6. The center is at 801 S. Yarrow St. in Lakewood. Admission each day is $7 for adults and $4 for children, 3-12 years old. Saturday’s event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday will be from noon to 4 p.m. This fun event celebrates Lakewood’s agricultural heritage and offers live entertainment, demonstrations, cider tastings and food. On Oct. 6, the event will host a cider tasting at noon, sponsored by the newly formed Rocky Mountain Cider Association. There will be 20 ciders available at the tasting, including 14 from Colorado producers, which will be the largest collection of state-made ciders gathered in one place. Tickets for groups of four 2.5-ounce tasters of cider can be purchased for $5. Other ciders will be from producers in Montana, England, France, Spain and New Zealand. For more details, visit www.lakewood.org/CiderDays/.

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called Olive & Finch at 1552 E. 17th Ave. She also owns Street Kitchen Asian Bistro at the Villagio in the Inverness area. The latest concept from chef/owner Nguyen is an eatery, which includes a bakery and market. Specialties include scratchmade pastries, artisan sandwiches and soups, salads, fresh pressed juices, and a coffee bar with monthly rotating beans, all with a focus on healthy options for those with allergies. Olive & Finch also will have handcrafted items for the table (linens, dishware), fine prepared foods for takeaway and will be providing curbside delivery, catering, boxed breakfast and lunches in addition to holiday menu planning/ preparation.

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Eavesdropping on a woman watching “Top Chef Masters”: “Chef Jen got robbed!” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.


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October 3, 2013

YOUR WEEK: BLESSINGS Continued from Page 18

SCARECROW FESTIVAL Olde Town Arvada will be transformed with scarecrows of all shapes and sizes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The annual scarecrow festival is free and include activities for all ages and interests. Businesses, individuals, schools or organizations can enter a decorated scarecrow. Application and entry fee information is available at www.historicarvada.org or by calling the Historic Olde Town Arvada at 303-420-6100. The decorated pumpkin contest also returns; applications can be found at www. arvadafestivals.com. Pumpkins will be sold, and proceeds will benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. COMING SOON/OCT. 12 BLESSING OF animals The Episcopal Church of St. John Chrysostom will celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. All are invited to this short outdoor service, followed by coffee, juice and doughnuts. All animals are welcome and for the safety of all present, animals must be restrained on leashes or in their carriers/containers. In the event of inclement weather, bring only a photo of your pet and we will meet inside. The Episcopal Church of St. John Chrysostom is in the Applewood area of Jefferson County at 13151 W. 28th Ave., off Alkire. For information or directions, call 303-279-2760 or visit www. stjohngolden.org. COMING SOON/OCT. 12 OKTOBERFEST WIN the Battle presents Oktoberfest, a silent auction and raffle, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Village at Five Parks Depot, 13810 W. 85th Drive,

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Arvada. Tickets for sale online at www.winthebattle.org and includes light dinner, wine and beer tasting. Items available for auction include an iPad mini, flat screen TV, coffeemaker, gift certificates, gift baskets and more.

COMING SOON/OCT. 12 SHRED-A-THON THE Arvada Police invites residents to protect their identity and personal information by taking part in the annual Shred-A-Thon from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, in the parking lot at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada Police partners with Shred-it to safely destroy documents containing personal information. Resident and businesses can bring up to three boxes or three bags of documents. The event is free, but donations are welcomed. Proceeds benefit the W. Michael Northey Foundation, which provides scholarships to local high school students who want to pursue a higher education degree. Area high school students and Arvada Police Explorers will be on hand to assist with unloading items. COMING SOON/OCT. 12, Oct. 26 SEED PICKING The Jefferson County Nature Association needs volunteers to pick seeds to enhance Rocky Flats. Picking will happen from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26. Learn about prairie ecology in a lovely setting northwest of Denver near State Highways 72 and 93. Sign up and register by the Thursday before each pick. Go to http://tinyurl.com/ SeedPick2013 to get details, and share your email to get pick site directions and free lunch. Signed waiver required (if younger than 18, waiver must be signed by parent).  For large groups, kids or questions, email Jean (djt_co@yahoo.com) or Paul (pdkilburn@msn.com). 

COMING SOON/OCT. 12 MUSEUM EXHIBIT The Golden History Museums

presents the Made In Golden exhibit, opening Oct. 12 with a special Black and White Night celebration at 7 p.m. at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. Tickets are available at www.GoldenHistory.org/BWN, and the event will feature entertainment, sumptuous desserts, and special activities related to the exhibit.

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COMING SOON/OCT. 13, Nov. 10 LECTURE SERIES Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s fall Sunday at the Museum lecture series continues Oct. 13, when historian Jan Thomas will reveal the results of her extensive research on the museum’s Zimmerman Quilt, made in 1842. The quilt tells a sad but hopeful story about a family’s love, the tragedy of sweeping epidemics, and the reasons many immigrants came to our shores. This collection includes quilts from most every decade since the mid-1800s. All lectures begin at 2 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the cost includes museum admission and refreshments. Museum members admitted free. The museum is at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-277-0377.

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REPUBLICANS MEN meeting The Jefferson County

Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County.

Arvada-Business-Connection/ is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098.

tired and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions.

ENTREPRENEURS CLUB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email cpa@rolfsmeier.com.

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WOMEN NETWORKING Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-438-6783, or go online to info@OurConnection.org. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN NW Metro Business and

Professional Women meets the first Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP.

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Jeffco School Board TONYA AULTMAN -BETTRIDGE

QUESTIONS 1) Please use three words to describe your leadership style. 2) Describe the skills that make you the best candidate for the job. 3) What areas should Jefferson County schools improve? 4) What would you do to increase partnerships with other organizations, such as city councils? 5) What do you make of inBloom as a data collection method to evaluate students’ progress?

Terms Members for the Board of Education are elected to a fouryear term. There are three out of five seats open for election in District 1, District 2, and District 5. There are no districts with uncontested candidates.

Candidate for District 1 Background: Dr. AultmanBettridge lives in Westminster with her husband Glen and son, Will, who is in the eighth grade. All three Bettridge are Colorado natives, moving to Jefferson County because of its excellent school system. She has dedicated her entire career in program and policy analysis and extensive volunteer hours to improving the lives of children. Contact: Email Tonya@tonyaforjeffcoschools.com; Phone 303717-2395; website www.TonyaForJeffcoSchools.com 1) I would describe my leadership style as analytical, thoughtful, and collaborative. I enjoy working with others to make decisions based on evidence and the consideration of a variety of perspectives. 2) I have over 20 years of experience in analyzing programs and policies that impact the lives of children, youth and families. I have experience in analyzing public policy through different views and making recommendations that lead to meaningful improvement. My communication skills allow me to effectively listen and respond to district stakeholders. 3) I believe the district needs to expand its communication and engagement of parents as partners in education. I also believe that bridging the achievement gap is of vital importance to our community. 4) Part of my campaign has been to meet with city mayors and members of city councils, as well as local business leaders. I believe that effective ongoing communication and face to face interaction with these groups is necessary to strengthen partnerships within the district. 5) I believe that inBloom has the potential to be an important tool in personalizing educational goals for students and helping teachers and parents monitor progress more effectively. It must however be implemented in such a way to protect student’s privacy and confidentiality.

JULIE WILLIAMS

Candidate for District 1 Background: A Colorado native and graduate of Arvada High School, Julie met her husband at North Arvada Jr. High, and Williams has been married for 28 years with two children. One child has autism, the other is gifted. Currently, she serves as co-chair of SEAC the Special Education Advisory Committee to Jeffco. Contact: Phone 303- 829-2532; website WilliamsForJeffcoSchools. com 1) Open, honest and sincere. 2) Honest, responsible, communicator who listens, acts and respects, organized, flexible, plans, motivates and is effective. 3) Jeffco areas of improvement are to implement open door negotiations, turnaround interventions for struggling schools, increase and replicate high performing schools including charters, option schools and online options. 4) All options should be open using common sense and simple solutions where the communities voice is heard and valued 5) I am in favor of a dashboard to assist parents and teachers communicate but NOT an international data collection system that has a disclaimer stating they are responsible if there is a breach in security, our district would be responsible. Our children and teacher’s information is private and should be protected. Undisclosed data points? One should ask; Why do they need this information to teach our children?

JEFF LAMONTAGNE

JOHN NEWKIRK

Candidate for District 2 Background: Co-founder and longtime executive director of Second Wind Fund. Holds a law degree. Has served Jeffco Schools in a variLamontagne ety of leadership capacities over the last decade. His wife, Suzanne, teaches chemistry at Lakewood High School, and both his children attend Jeffco Schools. Contact: Phone 303-517-6368; Email jeff@jeff4jeffco.com; website www.jeff4jeffco.com 1) Constructive, collaborative, balanced. 2) I have a track record of proven leadership in getting results for kids in our community. As a cofounder and longtime executive director of Second Wind Fund, I brought together thousands of families, scores of businesses, faith communities, and civic organizations with Jeffco Schools for the well-being and safety of our kids. I’ve also worked collaboratively and effectively on the board of The Jefferson Foundation and on Jeffco Schools’ Strategic Planning and Advisory Council. 3) Jeffco Schools face several fundamental changes, including new content standards, student assessments, teacher evaluations, questions around teacher compensation, and more. If managed effectively, these changes could have a great long-term impact toward improving student achievement and the quality of education we deliver to our kids. 4) I would continue to utilize great working relationships with leaders across the county and ensure the formation of a regular twoway feedback group between the schools and the cities. 5) I’ve spoken with many teachers who value the potential efficiency and evaluation power of inBloom. If there are appropriate assurances and plans around data security and privacy concerns, inBloom could prove to be a useful tool to help our teachers better meet the needs of each individual Jeffco student.

Candidate for District 2 Background: John Newkirk is a 45-year Jefferson County resident and a graduate of the Jeffco schools. After earning an engineering deNewkirk gree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he returned to Jefferson County and started a business. John’s wife is a Golden High School graduate and they currently have three daughters in public schools. Contact: Email john@newkirkforjeffcoschools.com; website www. newkirkforjeffcoschools.com 1) Listen, Listen, Decide. 2) I’ve founded and run two successful Jeffco businesses, so I know how to allocate resources and minimize waste. I have 20 years of experience as a volunteer with nonprofits and youth, so I know how to engage and work with community members. I have executive experience, so I know how to set goals and assure they are met. Lastly, I am a proud Jeffco graduate, so I know from personal experience how important Jeffco teachers can be in our lives. 3) Jefferson County schools should assure that all students have access to the best possible education and that our resources are spent in the classroom. 4) School board decisions should be inspired by thoughtful community conversations that value all opinions while focusing on what’s best for our students. I would ask for more joint city council/school board meetings as well as study sessions where the business community is invited to discuss the skills needed to employ Jeffco graduates. 5) I’m not in favor of any system that collects sensitive student/parent information and uploads it to a national database. inBloom has not been tested as a method to evaluate student progress and we don’t yet know its total cost.

AREA CLUBS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

ONGOING /BUSINESS GROUPS MONDAYS FLIPPING HOUSES A real estate-investing education

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

REPUBLICANS MEN meeting The Jefferson County

Republican Men’s Club meets 7-9 a.m. Mondays at the Howard Johnson Denver West, 12100 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619 for more information. All are welcome, not just Republican men from Jefferson County.

TUESDAYS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES The Lakewood Chapter of Retired

and Active Federal Employees meets each second Tuesday at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Ann Ornelas at 303-517-8558 with questions.

NETWORKING MEETINGS Elevate West Metro Business Networking “Business Professionals: Raising Opportunities” are weekly meetings 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Vectra Bank, 7391 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For more information, call Jennifer at

720-947-8003 or Matt at 720-947-8005.

WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection http://www.meetup.com/Arvada-

Business-Connection/ is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at various restaurants in Olde Town Arvada. A $5 fee is collected from each attendee, which is then donated to a local charity at the end of each quarter. The 4th Quarter Charity is the Dan Peak Foundation who assists families in need. For information, call Micki Carwin at 303-997-9098.

ENTREPRENEURS CLUB The Lakewood Chapter Lutheran

Entrepreneurs meets 8-9 a.m. on third Wednesdays at the Bethlehem Chapel Coffee House, located in the medical office building just south of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The chapter coordinator is Denise Rolfsmeier. For more information, call 720-379-5889 or email cpa@rolfsmeier.com.

MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month at Community in Christ Church, 12229 W. 80th Ave., Arvada. Meetings are open to the public and include refreshments, business meeting and program featuring music teaching

professionals from around the state lecturing on the latest teaching developments.

WOMEN NETWORKING Women’s Business Group Wednesday morning networking group in Arvada has openings for women who can commit to a weekly morning meeting. Limited to one business per category. Call for available openings, 303-438-6783, or go online to info@OurConnection.org. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN NW Metro Business and Professional Women meets the first Wednesday of each month from September to May. Our mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Call Marcia at 303-827-3283 to RSVP. THURSDAYS BUSINESS SPIRITUALITY Business Honoring Spirituality meets 7-9 a.m. every Thursday at the Community Center of Mile Hi Church, 9079 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Meetings include networking, a brief meditation by a licensed practitioner, guest speaker and breakfast. For additional information, visit www.bhsmilehi.org or call Patty Whitelock at 303-274-0933. COMMUNITY COFFEE Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk about issues that are important to you. Community Coffee will be 7-8 a.m. at La

Dolce Vita, Ice Cream Room, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada; and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster.

INVESTORS’ MEETINGS The Rocky Mountain Inventors Association meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month (excluding November and December) at Vesta Technology, 13050 W. 43rd Drive, Suite 300, Golden. Presentations in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, business and legal, followed by networking. Go to www.rminventor.org for details. SATURDAYS CONSCIOUS CREATION Explore holistic health resources at the Conscious Creation Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St. in Lakewood. Learn from holistic-health practitioners and get information about products, services and alternative/ complementary therapies through learning-lab presentations. Admission fee applies; for more information, contact Cheryl Roach at 303-885-8584 or go to www.consciouscreationfair. com. Clubcs continues on Page 21


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Jeffco School Board GORDON “SPUD” VAN DE WATER

Candidate for District 5 Background: Parent and grandparent with three decades of education research and policy experience; 18 years running his own business; Van de Water 15 years staffing education boards; 25 years serving on boards; four postsecondary degrees; and seven years of military leadership training. Contact: Email spud4jeffcokids@ gmail.com; website spud4jeffcokids.com 1) Collaborative, thoughtful, dynamic. 2) I am an active listener, an astute questioner, a seeker of common ground, a future oriented thinker, an experienced analyst, a strategic planner, a trained researcher, a confident decision maker 3) My three top areas are: 1) continuous improvement in overall student achievement; 2) closing the achievement gap; and 3) a Board of Education where all five members work collaboratively on behalf of our 85,000 students. 4) I will support current and future collaborative projects like the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club that build the academic, athletic, and artistic talents of our students. 5) Technology is a tool the district provides its teachers and principals to do their jobs better. The current pilot project does not collect data; it organizes several databases the district already possesses so student academic data is more easily retrieved and can be formatted into a classroom dashboard to support learning. Security and privacy issues are clearly important in this work. The pilot is designed to meet all federal and industry standards for security and privacy. I support the pilot process and look forward to the recommendation of the district’s Data Management Advisory Committee in January 2014.

KEN WITT

Candidate for District 5 Background: A Colorado native, Ken and his wife Deb have four children. Three graduated from public schools, and the youngest Witt is at Columbine. Has a degree in mathematics from CU Denver, has run profitable businesses and been responsible for data security at companies like Newmont Mining. Contact: Email ken@wittforjeffcoschools.com / Website wittforjeffcoschools.com; phone 720.383.4KEN (4536) / Facebook WittForJeffcoSchools 1) Visionary, thoughtful, respectful. 2) I have the skills to set measurable goals, track progress, provide feedback and help ensure the organization delivers results within budget. I have security and technology experience; I know how to leverage technology to improve efficiencies while keeping data safe. I know how to minimize waste, balance competing priorities and make tough decisions. I work well with people. 3) Recognize and reward great teachers and principals; reduce wait lists by replicating successful programs; reduce remediation rates; and direct money to the classroom. 4) I would include representatives from city councils, chambers of commerce, and other community and civic organizations on committees and in board discussions. I would seek input from business and community leaders on what skills are needed for successful employment. 5) InBloom is the wrong technology solution. It will be hard to ensure student and teacher privacy. Parents won’t have enough information about the lessons their children receive. Costs may escalate as the district becomes committed to the platform.

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ONGOING /EDUCATION DISCUSSION GROUPS Covenant Village hosts Wednesdays at 2 p.m. This series of monthly events features expert speakers on a wide variety of educational and entertaining topics. Please plan to attend one, several or all of our programs, held at 9153 Yarrow St. in Westminster. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call 303-403-2205 for driving directions and to reserve your place. Come early for refreshments; fellowship lectures begin at 2 p.m. To learn more about the residency options and lifestyle at Covenant Village of Colorado, call us at 303-424-4828. ESL CLASSES — Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. 44th St. in Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a free series of English as a Second Language classes for adults 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday nights. These classes will emphasize a conversational method of instruction. Beginner through advanced classes are offered. You may register on any Thursday night. For directions or more information, call the church at 410-442-5800 or go to our website at www.cpcwheatridge.org. ONGOING /FINE Arts and

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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN Church Choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service three out of four Sundays per month.  The church is at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain). If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact Joan at joan@concordialcms.org or 303-989-5260. DANCE CLUB — Blue Nova Dance Club meets 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays every month at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court in Wheat Ridge. For more information or dance lessons, contact Dave at 303-578-6588 or email BlueNova.RoundDanceClub@gmail.com. MUSIC PERFORMANCES Patrice LeBlanc performs on keyboard and vocals 6-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at Purple Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant, 2610 Youngfield St. Call 303-237-1133 for more information. SINGERS NEEDED The Troubadours Choir is looking for a director and new members. This is a volunteer choir, comprised mostly of seniors. The Troubadours meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 45th and Wadsworth. For more information, call Gary at 303-477-1380.

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Mustangs shut out Tigers in crucial league meeting Sophomore goaltender earns RV their fourth shutout By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com LAKEWOOD - Ralston Valley scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes of action, and Lakewood couldn’t get back in the game in a 4-0 victory for the Mustangs Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Ralston Valley junior Anthony Musella scored a pair of goals including an incredible header off a corner kick in the second half. The victory for the Mustangs keeps them in contention for a 5A Jeffco league title, and it also dashes the Tigers hopes of staying in the mix for a league crown. “It was a really good win for us, I love the way our guys came out ready to go,” Ralston Valley coach Kyle Kamezi said. “This was a big league win for us.” While both teams are chasing Arvada West who remains a perfect 4-0 in league play (8-2 overall), it looks like Ralston Valley could now be the only team with an opportunity and ability to catch A-West. But while the scoreboard read 4-0 the game was actually much closer. After the Mustangs scored their two early goals Lakewood had several scoring chances of their own and almost made it a 2-1 game on a couple different occasions. “We had chances to get back into the action but we should have never gone down 2-0 almost immediately,” Lakewood coach Tom Noor said. “We have to be better prepared to play in big games.” However, give credit to Ralston Valley goaltender sophomore Daniel Black for making several tough saves look easy, help-

Players from both Ralston Valley and Lakewood almost collide in a league match. Photo by Daniel Williams ing the Mustangs to their fourth shutout victory of the season. “Goaltenders don’t always get a ton of credit but Daniel needs to be shown some love after his strong effort,” Kamezi said. Frustrated that they gave up the early 2-0 lead, Lakewood was thrown completely

off their game plan. But the Tigers played hard until the game’s final seconds. “Our guys kept fighting which I like but we had the opportunity to make a statement in our league and we came up short,” Noor said. However, the Tigers (4-4-1, 1-2) are also

one of the youngest teams in their league and have only four seniors on their roster. Lakewood will host Columbine Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Field at 6 p.m. Ralston Valley (6-2-1, 2-1) will host Dakota Ridge Thursday at 4 p.m. North Area Athletic Complex.

Alameda falls to 0-5 while Jefferson improves to 6-0 D’Evelyn is red hot as season’s second half arrives By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com Arvada: After a big win over Skyview the Arvada football team has suffered back-toback blowout loses. The Bulldogs were beaten at Evergreen 53-18 Friday and over their last two games Arvada has given up a total of 115 points. While Arvada’s offense has shown signs of life this season while its defense has had trouble in most of its games this season. The Bulldogs (1-4, 0-1) will host Alameda Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium. Alameda: The Pirates are still in search of their first win of the season after falling 28-7 at Weld Central on Friday. Despite being winless Alameda has played all of its opponents’ tough, losing three of its five games by eight points or less. The Pirates (0-5, 0-1) will play Arvada Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium, in what will be a winnable game for Alameda. Bear Creek: The Bears slide continued as they fell 38-21 at Mullen on Friday. After opening the season 2-0 Bear Creek has lost its last three games. The Bears gave up nearly 200 rushing yards Friday night. Bear Creek (2-3, 0-1) will play at Lakewood Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium. D’Evelyn: The Jaguars delivered their third consecutive blowout victory beating Summit 42-0 Friday at Summit High School. Senior Greg Pearson rushed for 149 on 13 carries and recorded a touchdown, and senior receiver Ty McGee caught four balls for 123 yards and a touchdown. With the win D’Evelyn has outscored their opponents 137-11 over its last three games. The Jaguars (5-1, 2-0) will host Conifer Friday at 4 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.

Arvada is still searching for their first win of the season but senior Jesse Jackson remains positive. Photo by Daniel Williams Faith Christian: The Eagles got their second consecutive shutout victory handling Middle Park 41-0 Friday at Middle Park High School. Faith Christian scored 22 third quarter points to blow open a game that was 13-0 at halftime. Junior Daniel Landewisch rushed the ball 18 times for 177 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles (4-2, 1-0) will play at The Pinnacle Saturday at 11 a.m. Golden: The Demons let their potential first victory of the season slip away falling 13-7 to Littleton Friday at Colorado School of Mines. Although they threatened late in the game Golden, playing in its homecoming game, could not find a away to tie the action and the Demons fall to 0-5 on the season. First year head coach Jason Neely has had his work cut out for him as he contin-

ues to rebuild the program. Golden (0-5) will play Monarch Friday, 4 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Green Mountain/Standley Lake: After big back-to-back wins the Rams were shut out by Standley Lake 28-0 Friday at Jeffco Stadium. Seniors Jordan Downey and Trey Muller combined for 105 yards on 25 shared carries and the Gators used a stout defensive effort to stop Green Mountain. Green Mountain is however coming off consecutive wins where it outscored their opponents 77-3. The Rams (3-2) will host Dakota Ridge Friday at 4 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium. Jefferson: The Saints improved to a perfect 6-0 after a 44-7 dismantling at Clear Creek on Friday. One of the best sports stories in the state continued and Jefferson has outscored its last three opponents 114-13. The Saints (6-0, 3-0) will try to take that

momentum to Platte Canyon where they will play Saturday at 1 p.m. Lakewood: The Tigers tough-luck season continued with a 48-13 loss to Chatfield Friday at Jeffco Stadium. Lakewood gave up 227 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns and were blown out for the first time this season. But even though Lakewood has a 1-4 record, three of its losses have come by a total of 13 points. The Tigers (1-4, 0-1) will play Bear Creek Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium. Pomona: The Panthers scored 44 first half points and then took their foot off the gas in a 44-8 victory over Boulder Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Pomona attacked early and often scoring 23 first half points behind senior running back Chris Marquez. The win was the Panthers third straight and their only loss was a 19-15 loss to Cherry Creek one month ago. Pomona (4-1, 1-0) will play at Legacy Friday at 7 p.m. at North Stadium. Ralston Valley: The Mustangs suffered a rare big loss at the hands of Fairview 4318 Friday at Recht Field. Ralston Valley only gave up 44 rushing yards but allowed almost 400 passing yards by senior Anders Hill. The Mustangs (3-2, 0-1) will have a chance to get their offense restarted against Boulder, Friday at 7 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex, before a huge meeting with Pomona the following weekend. Wheat Ridge: In a meeting between two of the state’s top five 4A teams the Farmers were shut out 20-0 by Montbello Friday at All-City Field. Montbello scored 13 second quarter points and then used outstanding run defense to neutralize a usually potent Wheat Ridge offense. In addition, the Farmers gave up 398 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Still looked at as an elite 4A team, Wheat Ridge (3-2, 1-0) will host John F. Kennedy Thursday at 6 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.


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Green Mountain No. 3 singles Spencer serves against Golden on Thursday. Photos by Daniel Williams

Golden nets win over shorthanded Green Mountain Young Rams team needs to learn how to finish By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews.com GOLDEN – Golden Demons boys’ tennis stayed at the top of league standings with a dominant 7-0 victory over shorthanded Green Mountain Thursday, at Golden High School. The Demons dropped only a single set as they rebounded from an upset loss to Wheat Ridge two days before, making a statement in 4A Region 3. “We definitely didn’t play our best a couple days ago against Wheat Ridge but we rebounded today with a pretty solid effort,” Golden coach Brad Nash said. Green Mountain’s No. 1 singles junior Travis Martin missed the match and was forced to forfeit but it didn’t matter because the Demons’ 10 other varsity players all played well. Only two matches were heavy contested as Golden’s No. 2 doubles team of senior Adam Huff and junior Christopher Gilas managed to hang on for a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Green Mountain senior Trace Mulbarry and junior Jus-

tin Akiyama. In addition, Green Mountain’s No. 3 doubles team of junior Shalil Jane and freshman Mike Wilson took the second set of their match 2-6 but still fell to junior Vincenzo Gomez and senior Kirk Golbert 6-4, 2-6, (10-7). The Rams (3-8, 2-6) ability to compete but not finish matches has been part of some of their struggles this season. In five of Green Mountain’s eight losses this season the team has won at least two matches. This says that the Rams are very close to beating most of the teams they play, they simply cannot finish opponents off. However, the Rams have only two seniors on their team and will return nine of 11 players next season. “We have been close and played some tough matches all season long. But we are also a very young team. I think that all of our close losses can be close wins next season,” Green Mountain coach Stefan Bolton said. Golden (5-5, 5-2) doesn’t have the prettiest overall record — sitting at .500 — but it is also a product of coach Nash scheduling an extremely challenging non-league schedule to prepare his team for league play.

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