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Lakewood High roars for Red Cross School donates more than $9,000 By Clarke Reader Lakewood High School students capped off a year of national recognition by donating a check for more than $9,000 to the Red Cross. The funds came from sales of the school’s “One World, One Roar” T-shirt. On Dec. 3 representatives of the Red Cross of Colorado were on hand to receive the check from the school’s Student Senate. Student Body President Courtney Coddington spearheaded the school’s project and “Roar” video, which brought Katy Perry to Lakewood. “This has all been a big whirlwind, especially with the success of this program” Principal Ron Castagna said. Gino Greco, CEO of Red Cross of Colorado, received the check and told the students that he and the other Red Cross members were there because of the students’ talents. “You guys nailed this thing, but you didn’t stop there,” he said of the “Roar” video. “You challenged high schools around the country to raise money for charities.” The challenge to other schools and Lakewood’s efforts to raise money for the Red Cross came in response to the flooding Colorado faced in September, but Greco told the students that the Red Cross responds to about 400 disasters a year, and thanks to the school’s efforts, the organization will be able to keep it up. “I’m always amazed by this generation of Coloradans, especially when you have teens who have a video like they did and turn it into something good. I think it speaks volumes about the school,” Greco

Above, members of the Lakewood High School Student Senate present the Red Cross of Colorado with a check for $9,000. The money was raised through selling the school’s “One World, One Roar” T-shirts. At left, the Red Cross of Colorado thanked Lakewood High School’s seniors for the money raised by the sale of the “One World, One Roar” T-shirts. The presentation took place Dec. 3. Photos by Clarke Reader

said. “This is a great opportunity to start a relationship with the youth, and we hope to see more fundraising and volunteering.” According to Gabriella Visani, student body vice president, this is just the start of what the school hopes to accomplish. “We’re promoting the message of giving back to the community,” she said. “We’re having ‘Roar-Out’ basketball games to raise money for typhoon victims.” Visani said the spirit of altruism has really spread all over the school, and that students see people wearing “One World, One Roar” shirts all over.

A great big day of giving in state Colorado Gives Day encourages philanthropic online giving By Crystal Anderson

Lakewood resident Ray Huff, who is a member of the Ralston House board of directors, sat down at a computer at the Arvada Beer Company on Colorado Gives Day, supporting area nonprofits. Photo by Crystal Anderson

The Christmas holiday is a time when people are encouraged to help others, and this holiday season more than 30,000 people are giving back — in a big way. Residents across the state participated Dec. 10 in the fourth annual Colorado Gives Day, a statewide, philanthropic effort to promote charitable giving through online resources. “It’s really great to see our supporters being a part of this event locally as well as be a part of a much bigger picture with nonprofits across the state,” said Rebecca Hansen, development director at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. The event, founded in 2010 by Arvadabased Community First Foundation, has raised more than $36 million for Colorado nonprofits, and organizers predict it will continue to grow. “It’s crazy and exciting,” said Dana Rinderknecht, director of online giving at Community First Foundation. “Nonprofits have always embraced it, and they take it and run with it the way that best fits them. It’s really the nonprofits that have made it a success, and the donors? Can’t go anywhere without them.” This year, more than 1,400 nonprofits statewide participated in the event, including 18 Arvada nonprofits. Around Arvada, businesses including the Arvada Beer

Company and Braun Taphaus and Grille hosted events for Colorado Gives Day. They offered discounts and promoted making contributions to area nonprofits, including the Ralston House and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. “I believe it’s the responsibility as a business owner to add value to your community and really extend yourself out there,” said Kelly Floyd, owner and general manager of the Arvada Beer Company. “Colorado Gives Day gives a visibility into these nonprofits and makes you aware there are people out there willing to help you.” To be a registered in the nonprofit database for the event, organizations must be serving or headquartered in Colorado. Donations are still being accepted through

EDITORS NOTE Following the resignation of Senate District 19 representative Evie Hudak, a Democratic Party vacancy committee met the evening of Dec. 10 to choose her replacement. Due to publishing deadlines, coverage and reaction of the outcome of that meeting will appear in the Dec. 19 edition of the paper. Coverage of the SD 19 replacement can be found online at

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Filling the gratitude bucket all year long Over the years I have shared Thanksgiving meals with family and friends, some in their homes and some in my own home. One of the traditions I enjoy the most is when everyone takes the time to go around the table and talk about what is that they are most thankful for. Each year it is so much fun to watch people as we get closer to that time of the meal where they will be asked to share what they are most grateful for, and for some they squirm a little while others can’t wait to take center stage. And then there are others who either have the same list every year or stick with a very simple declaration of appreciation for friends and family. Has the tradition lost its oomph? Do we do it out of ritualistic habit and just because mom or dad, grandma or grandpa have asked us to? Or maybe, just maybe

we have actually spent time realizing and recognizing all that we appreciate, or should be so very grateful for in our lives. What if every day we were asked to share what it is that we are most grateful for? Would we squirm and would our palms get sweaty as we fidgeted and searched for a quality response? Could we possibly find ourselves just repeating the same things each time we are asked? The answer would probably be yes unless

we are filling our gratitude bucket all the time. Instead of looking for all that is wrong today or has gone wrong in the past, we need to become acutely aware of the good things that surround us each and every day. It’s been said that gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions and that the more we show gratitude and appreciation for, the more we will actually have to be grateful for. It’s kind of like the analogy of the glass being half full or half empty. The pessimist sees it as half empty, the optimist sees it as half full. The same holds true when we view our gratitude bucket, is yours half full or half empty? Maybe you will read this column before Thanksgiving and will have time to prepare your response should you be asked for the list of things you are grate-

ful for. Perhaps you didn’t even need this column, your gratitude bucket is already overflowing and you can’t wait to share your list with everyone. And maybe you will not have had the opportunity to read this until after Thanksgiving, and that is OK too because now you can live each day in search of things you can appreciate and that will fill your gratitude bucket making every day of the year Thanksgiving Day. I really would love to hear about all that you are grateful for and what you truly appreciate at and when we can recognize what we appreciate most, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Board of County Commissioners approves budget

Mines Board of trustees members announced Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his appointments to the Board of Trustees for the Colorado School of Mines on Dec. 6. Appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. Members appointed will be effective Dec. 31 with terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017. • Stewart A. Bliss, of Denver, to serve as a Republican who is not a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, reappointed. • Thomas E. Jorden, of Centennial, to serve as an unaffiliated graduate of the Colorado School of Mines.

The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners approved the 2014 operating budget with a $350.5 million fund for next year. The commissioners voted 2-1 with Commissioner Don Rosier voting against the spending plan’s 1.5 mill increase. Since 2011, the county has had a 6 percent decrease in property tax revenue resulting in the depletion in the county’s savings to help fund operations, Commissioner Casey Tighe said. The mill levy increase will provide $11 million in revenue for next year. A $250,000 home will see an increase in property tax at about $30 a year based on the mill increase. A 3-percent merit increase for county employees was also approved, an increase in pay which has not been seen since 2009.

Board of Education new public comment feature Jeffco residents wanting to address the Jeffco Board of Education during public comment at their regular business meetings can now register online. The Jeffco

BOE meets every Thursday; registration to comment will be every Sunday before the regularly scheduled meeting. Registration closes at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Dates and detailed agendas for the Jeffco BOE can be found on the board’s website at

Good News Coalition accepting new board members

The Jefferson County Good News Coalition is looking for members to join their board of directors. The Good News Coalition plans and presents the Good News Breakfast each year in April as a celebration of good things happening in Jefferson County. The 24th annual Good News Breakfast will be Tuesday, April 29, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. The board meets 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in Lakewood. For more information, visit www.good- or contact Pam Russell at 303-271-6905.

Training open for court-appointed special advocates

Jeffco and Gilpin Counties will present a training course for volunteers interested in learning about becoming a courtappointed special advocate as part of the CASA program for abused children in court. No previous experience is necessary. Training is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 3. The training course will be 19 hours of online class assignments and 19 hours of classroom training. All classroom sessions will be held at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. For more information, contact Susan Manfredi at 303-271-6537 or by email at

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Underdogs of the mutts variety Misha May Foundation calendar raises funds for non-profit By Clarke Reader Barbara Millman has always been a supporter of the underdog, and her dog calendar has gone a long way to help the Misha May Foundation. Underdogs 2014 features profiles of 12 rescued mutts and their owners, with the goal of raising funds for the dog training and rescue foundation and awareness about mutts. This is the second year Milman has produced the calendar. “I’ve always had mutts, and this time of year you see so many breed calendars, but I could never find one for mutts,” she said. “I’ve never done a calendar before, but I have a bit of an activist streak in me and wanted to do this.” According to Lorriane May, executive director of Misha May, Millman had been talking about doing a calendar for some time, and last year she finally decided to give the project a go. “Barbara does all the photography, and eight of the 12 dogs have a relationship

with us at the foundation,” May said. “We recommended some of our dogs who have the most poignant and inspiring stories.” May said that what makes the calendar special is that not only does it feature some great photos of dogs, but it also has an educational focus to it. “We’re very committed to educating the public, and Barbara did a great job with the calendar,” May said. “She covers things like separation anxiety, which is very treatable and very curable.” For Millman, capturing the dogs’ stories — not just their faces — in the calendar was always the goal. “I had the idea for the calendar years ago, and heard about Misha,” she said. “The stories explain different aspects of how we treat the dogs and the care they require. I wanted to challenge some misconceptions.” Millman’s calendar raised about $2,000 last year, May said, and the foundation hopes for the same this year. “People can order it at our website, or visit the site and see all the stores that sell it,” May said. “We’re extremely grateful to the stores because they sell it to us without making any money for themselves.” For more information on the calendar, go to

CORRECTION The following quote by Jeffco school board member Ken Witt in last week’s edition should have referred to bands instead of bans and read “I have every intention of raising salaries and being the (state’s) go-to district because of work conditions and salaries. I have no intention of doing the Douglas County salary bands being passed and no intention of being Douglas

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Belmar Library offers outreach event to deaf community By Clarke Reader

creader@ Early literacy is an issue of crucial importance to all parents, and the deaf and hard of hearing community faces an even tougher challenge in making sure their students know how to read and communicate. Arlene Gunderson, outreach director for Gallaudet University, a college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students headquartered in Washington, D.C., spoke to adults about the 15 principles of reading to deaf children during an event held at Belmar Library on Dec. 5. “We’ve had about 40 parents and 20 children RSVP tonight, which is better than we were hoping for,” said Deborah Dauenheimer, special populations coordinator for Jeffco

Volunteer readers work with deaf children at the Belmar Library’s early literacy event on Dec. 5, aimed at increasing and encouraging early literacy in deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Photos by Clarke Reader Public Libraries. “We want a whole breadth of people — not just parents, but teachers and librarians as well.”

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Jeffco Libraries alerted the Rocky Mountain Deaf School about the event, and several students and staff members were on hand to participate. “We want to collaborate with schools and the community,” said Jennifer McLellan, preschool teacher and early childhood education team lead teacher. “The reading strategies for deaf and hard-of-hearing children are very different; we need to encourage early literacy. Just like hearing children, we need to start now to help deaf children.” Topics covered by Gunderson included how to use sign language to share stories, reading while not knowing all the signs, and keeping American Sign Language and English visible while reading. “Language development is so important,” said Rocky Mountain Deaf School Principal Amy Novatny. “Reading is very related to language development, so this information is extremely important.” Novatny said that seeing hearing community members at the event was

Arlene Gunderson, with Gallaudet University, speaks to parents, teachers and librarians about the 15 principles of reading to deaf and hard-of-hearing children. a great thing for children because it exemplifies the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, and there are people who can support them. “Everyone has something to offer, and we want to offer more opportunities for students,” she said. “We do as much as we can at the school, but they need help after school as well.” This is the first event

like this that Jeffco Public Libraries has hosted, but Dauenheimer said administrators hope to offer more opportunities for deaf students. “It is such an area of need, and especially for deaf children who have hearing parents, it’s crucial to learn,” she said. “We want to provide the same service that everyone is getting in Jeffco.”

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Carmody Park gets final plan



Meetings show off changes proposed to park By Clarke Reader

Castle Rock, CO Lakewood residents got to see the results of their input when the final draft of the master plan for Carmody Park was presented Dec. 5. City staff and Pat Mundus, with landscape architecture firm Mundus Bishop, were on hand to present the plan, which was designed around comments from residents who attended two earlier meetings. “We got a lot of input, especially from the last meeting where we presented three different alternatives,” Mundus said. “It’s a combination of the three plans, and we hope that when we leave here tonight, we’ll be very close to having a preferred plan.” Carmody Park comprises about 34 acres and was developed by Foothills Parks and Recreation District in the 1970s. Lakewood took ownership of the site and facilities in 2000 and completed recreation-center modifications in 2002. The city deconstructed the adjacent racquetball center in 2011. Currently, the site includes the Carmody Recreation Center, four soccer fields, a basketball court, a playground, a 1,300-square-foot reservable picnic pavilion and 232 parking spaces. Mundus said issues that need to be considered when looking at a master plan for the park include creating better parking options, upgrading the old playground and park equipment, and figuring out a way to deal with stormwater and irrigation “The plan that we ended up going with has probably the smallest footprint and keeps the park mostly how it is now,” Mundus said. “Things we heard that people don’t like are too

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The final plan for Carmody Park, which was shown and discussed during a meeting on Dec. 5. Courtesy illustration much parking and the fields not being too close to homes, and they want better field management.” The final plan features two-and-ahalf soccer fields, a concrete walking trail with the same access points to the park, shelters along the trail and some adventure or activity points along the trail. The playground will be upgraded, and a loop will be added to the parking area to increase parking by 32

spaces and improve circulation. Residents who attended the last meeting had questions about field irrigation, increases in park visits and park design elements. “I like what Lakewood is doing,” said Joel Van Cleve, who has lived near the park for about 25 years. “Lakewood has been a great steward of park lands since they’ve taken over, and it seems that this will be a further improvement on the park.”

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King Soopers, Matt Prater put best foot forward If you watched the Broncos vs. the Titans game on Sunday, you saw Bronco kicker Matt Prater break NFL records by kicking a 64-yard field goal. Watching the game on television at home, I felt admiration seeing Prater at the top of his game, performing his best with three seconds to go in the first half. Why do I mention King Soopers in the same column with Matt Prater? I’ll tell you why after I spout off about something. I confess I was saddened that on Thanksgiving, many stores — including Target and Kmart — tempted consumers away from their homes with early Black Friday sales. That showed a lack of respect for families that travel all over the country to gather together, many for joyous reunions. One hopes that Thanksgiving is a time to slow down and savor the smell of a slow-cooked turkey and a fabulous meal with the ones you love. And it is also to remember what you are thankful for.

Historically Thanksgiving was a harvest festival, a time for the pilgrims in Massachusetts to thank God for plentiful crops. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national holiday, “a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.” What a great concept, and how times have changed, not for the better in the area of respect. So I believe strongly Black Friday should begin on Friday, not Thanksgiving Day, so that employees of Wal-Mart,

Target, Kmart, etc. can stay home and be with their loved ones. Also so bargain hunters don’t have to make a choice between celebrating the best holiday of the year and shopping among crowds of strangers, buying “things.” I opened the Denver Post and saw a full-page letter from King Soopers’ president. The letter thanked King Soopers’ shoppers for their business and wished them a Merry Christmas It also said King Soopers would close on Christmas Eve at 7 PM and more significantly remain closed on Christmas Day. I appreciated the letter, and especially the words “closed on Christmas Day.” I wondered if it was a response to the crassness of Kmart, Target, Wal-Mart etc. starting Black Friday earlier than ever on Thanksgiving this year. That’s what I got out of it. So I think both King Soopers and Matt Prater put their best foot forward in the

last few days. But next year I think next year King Soopers could close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Shoppers could plan better and finish their food shopping earlier as Christmas Eve is the time many families and individuals go to church, Mass or gather at home. I think 7 p.m. is a bit late to let the employees go home. And I hope and pray that next Thanksgiving no stores will begin black Friday sales on Thursday. May all the stores put their best foot forward next year, as King Soopers is trying to do this year, and as Matt Prater certainly did on Sunday with his 64-yard field goal. Mary McFerren Stobie grew up in Golden and lives in Wheat Ridge. She is a storyteller, and has had columns published in the Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and Chicago Tribune. Please contact her with comments at mry_jeanne@yahoo.

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What is your favorite holiday tradition? We asked several folks in Olde Town Arvada about their favorite traditions for this time of year, and here is what they said.

“We’re of Danish heritage, so we always had Christmas dinner and danced around the tree. Then Santa would come. We knew he had been there because the rice pudding would be gone. Then we could open our presents.” Marj Frels Arvada “I like the food — sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, brown sugar and oats.” Erin Casellas Arvada

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“When my mom was alive, she would always make pumpkin pies the night before. You would wake up to the smell in the morning and know company was coming.” Kathy Zook, Arvada

“We like getting a tree and making homemade cookies to hang on the tree. Our family surreptitiously eats cookies while they’re on the tree; it’s a really special time for us.” Pamela Vanderpool, owner of PrimoVino wine shop in Olde Town Arvada, and her son, Colin Vanderpool

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No coasting through battles I have a favorite bike ride that I try to do a couple times each week during the summer. It’s not a really long one, and it’s not up a mountain or anything crazy like that, but it challenges me. I get a good workout and a good rush of speed out of it. And that’s all I’m really looking for in a ride. But there is this one point in the ride where, the first couple times I rode it, I thought I was done climbing. I could see this point from several hundred yards off, and it was my target. I thought I was cruising from there only to find out that, once I crested that hill, there was a slight turn to the right leading to ... another 75 yards of climb. It’s not that the 75 yards is particularly harder than any other part of the climb, it’s that I thought I was done. I refer to that spot lovingly now as “the spirit breaker;” once you imagine the hard part is over, it’s really tough to ramp back up again, even for a little bit. Unfortunately, many parts of life are exactly that same way. You do something difficult, rewarding and amazing, and you think you’re done with it only to find out that there’s more hard work left to do. A teacher friend of mine, Mike McQueen, recently finished writing a book called “Getting Boys To Read,” which is a timely and very important topic. And I thought to myself, having been there, “Way to go, Mike! Are you ready for what’s next?” It turns out, he was: he held an online “crowd funding” fundraiser, and raised enough money to pursue self-publishing and a substantial printing of his book. More power to him. There are more hard days ahead. One of my heroes is J.K.Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels. One of my favorite aspects of her story is that her work was rejected by 12 different publishing houses before it finally got picked up. (How would you like to be the literary agent who issued the last rejection before

Harry Potter hit the bookshelves and made a gazillion dollars?) Writing is hard — writing a novel is very hard, and takes talent and energy and effort and concentration over long periods of time. Imagine creating something as magical as Harry Potter and then being told 12 times that it wasn’t good enough. But she avoided her “spirit breaker” and persevered, to great reward. I believe Mike will avoid his own “spirit breaker” and put something out that will be important and rewarding. I think we all have our goals, our aspirations and our hopes, and it is incredibly important that we pursue those. Without them, there would be no forward direction in our lives. And, all over Jefferson County right now, thousands of high school seniors are looking toward one last semester before graduation, the first major goal of their lives. But it’s important, I think, to remember that goals are often just the start of the story. There will almost always be other hills to crest and other challenges to face. If you bring the same energy to those that you do to the first hill, there will, eventually, be a place to pick up speed and coast. A little. 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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How do I raise my self-esteem? Dear Neil: I’m a 24-year-old male in my final year of university. Sometimes I can be extremely confident with high self-esteem. But sometimes, I plunge into the darkest of places, looking for affection, recognition, praise and love, and I can be very afraid of what other people think of me. I lack confidence so much that sometimes I can’t make eye contact with anyone, and I avoid socializing with others. I am full of insecurity and tend to care for others more than myself. I need to escape from this nervous wreck I have become. My dad has always bragged of his own accomplishments and how good he is, and he often talks about his sacrifices for his family. He is arrogant and prideful. He has never asked me how I am doing, and I have never expressed my feelings to him — it is always about his emotions. What is my problem, and what solutions can I work on? Insecure in the United Kingdom Dear Insecure: I would not be so persuaded by someone who is boastful and arrogant. Very often those people actually feel low self-esteem, and because they

wish to camouflage those feelings, they act extremely sure of themselves and confident. It may be that this is a performance your dad puts on because he’s defending against feeling small, powerless or disempowered. Or it could be that your dad has narcissistic tendencies, so the only person he actually thinks of is himself. Regardless, you could tell your dad about how you feel and about how you’re doing. You could contrast his seemingly endless amount of confidence with your lack of confidence, and tell him it is painful for you to be around him because you feel you can’t measure up to his self-assuredness. You could then ask him about when he was lacking in self-confidence

and a belief in himself — everyone has had those feelings, including him. In regard to your own self-esteem, here’s what you can do to begin improving your feelings about yourself: You’re going to have to look at what you like about yourself, what you do well, what you’re proud of, what you’ve experienced or accomplished in your life so far, what you think is good about you and what you think your most attractive qualities are. What do you like, love, admire and respect about yourself? Where have you gained your own approval? Include everything you can think of about your honesty, humility, integrity, empathy, your life skills and your appearance. Make a list with all your answers to the above questions, and refer to that list often. It will remind you about what’s right about you, and as you focus on that, your mind will automatically be taken off of what you think is wrong about you. Then, answer the following questions, posed by Nathaniel Branden in his book “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem”: “If I were to pay closer attention to my insecuri-

ties...” (fill in as many answers as you can). “If I were to bring a higher level of self-esteem to my dealings with other people...; If I were more accepting of my mistakes...; If I were to take more responsibility for my life and well-being...; If I were to take more responsibility for the attainment of my goals...; If I were to take more responsibility for the success of my relationships...; If I were to treat my thoughts and feelings with respect...; If I were to treat my wants and desires with respect...; If I were to express 5 percent more of who I am...; If I were to take more responsibility for my personal happiness...; If I wanted to raise my self-esteem today, I could....” Whether or not the problem is related to your dad, the solution lies with you. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in its 21st year of publication and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at 303-7588777, or email him through his website: He is not able to respond individually to queries.

‘A Christmas Carol — The Musical’ at the Arvada Center The story is the same but the presentation is quite different. The musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has very little spoken dialogue. Instead the presentation is reminiscent of “Les Miz,” as my grandson pointed out to me when we saw the show at the Arvada Center recently. The presentation is lively with glorious costumes and inventive sets that change with the various scenes. The many special effects enhance the telling of the story of the greedy, selfish, mean Ebenezer Scrooge who finds redemption with the help of four ghosts. Director Gavin Mayer leads the talented cast in bringing this wonderful holiday classic to life. As usual, the voices are outstanding, the acting inspirational, the dancing impeccable, and the technical aspects of the production superior. It was an altogether delightful theater excursion. Arvada has much to be proud of with the success of the theater division at the center. What started as not much more than a professional version of community theater has morphed into a nationally known and respected venture. As a personal editorial comment, I’m a little concerned about the proposed changes in the structure of the center. Being chau-

vinistic, I don’t want to see this wonderful institution slip away from Arvada. “A Christmas Carol — The Musical” plays through Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Arvada Center. For tickets and info, call 720-898-7200 or go online to

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Just a bit downstream, the Denver Center Theater Company is presenting a more traditional staging of the Dickens’ classic, which runs through Sunday, Dec. 29. Although there is music, it augments rather than replaces spoken dialogue. The Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver is a lovely venue for this expansive production. The many trap doors in the stage provide great opportunities for creative

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blocking. The large cast is excellent, and my only disconnect with the production was the casting of Mrs. Cratchit. Unfortunately, she looked significantly older than her husband, Bob Cratchit, and at first I thought she might be his mother. On a kinder note, I was delighted to see my friend Leonard E. Barrett Jr. play multiple roles, including Ghost of Christmas Present. I only wish we could have heard more of his glorious voice. He did a splendid job. For tickets and information, call 303893-4100 or go online to

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I had the distinct pleasure of going to a Mannheim Steamroller concert at the Buell Theatre with a new friend of a friend who treated us to the performance of one of my favorite musical groups. I’ve been a fan since founder Chip Davis plugged in his first Moog Synthesizer many, many years ago. I was not disappointed. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t wish each of you a Merry ChristmaHannauKwanza — I think that covers it — and the very best New Year’s. Peace out! Columnist Harriet Hunter Ford may be reached at


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Dr. Kaye Louise Stiff, a retired physician, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013 in Westminster, Colorado after a short illness. She was 59. Born in St Paul, Minnesota on June 6, 1954, Kaye’s formative years were spent in Minnesota and Wisconsin where she graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1972 and from Lawrence University in 1976 where she developed strong interests in both the physical sciences and music. While At Lawrence, Kaye met Craig Horlacher to whom she was married for twelve years. Kaye attended Medical School at the University of WisconsinMadison and graduated with her MD in 1980. After moving to Denver, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian-St Luke’s Hospital. In 1987 Kaye started her private practice in Wheat Ridge, where she was affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center. During her years of private practice, Kaye was respected and well known for her skillful and empathetic patient care – a trait likely developed from her own experience in dealing with chronic illnesses. She was also well known for her encyclopedic knowledge of sports trivia and loyal supporter of the Denver teams. Due to personal health reasons, Kaye took early retirement from medicine. Subsequent years were spent traveling and raising her daughter Katelyn and an array of

household pets. Her family and friends will always remember her calm strength and resilience in working through the chronic and debilitating pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Kaye was preceded in death by her sister Michele Cutts. She is survived by her daughter Katelyn Anne Stiff of Golden, Colorado, her brother and sister-in-law Russell and Sue Stiff; her brother David Stiff all of Minneapolis, Minnesota and by her sister, Judith A. Sanchez of Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by several nephews and nieces including Dana Stiff of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Julia Braun of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, Mathew Sanchez of St Louis, Missouri, Nick Sanchez of Rockford, Illinois and Robin Creech of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also survived by seven grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1320 Arapahoe Street, Golden, Colorado on Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 2:30 pm with internment of ashes in the Church’s columbarium. The family requests that memorial donations be sent to Adoption Options, a non-profit organization that assists families with the placement and adoption of children. To donate on-line, go to the Colorado Gives website: and search for the Adoptions Options tab.

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Holiday market cheers vendors, shoppers Annual DDRC event participants give a taste of business By Clarke Reader There are a lot of holiday markets this time of year, but few have created the dedicated following in both shoppers and vendors that the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s has built. The DDRC market celebrated its 12th year Dec. 5, giving participants from the resource center’s community and shoppers a chance to peruse delicious food items, books, arts and crafts. “This is really a collaboration for us and other groups in the community,” said April Richey, volunteer services manager at the DDRC. “We have more than 20 tables and entertainment, and Santa and the elves stop by every year, too.” The market was bustling, despite the cold temperatures that greeted Colorado that day, and featured vendors booths from both participants from DDRC and professional vendors. Staff at the DDRC were also in on the action. Some volunteers set up a bake sale, featuring some delectable sweets for the season. “We’ve done this bake sale for more than 10 years,” said Candy Markley, a volunteer at the center. “I do a plan way ahead of time, crossing off and adding things, to get ready, and then start baking two or three days before.” All the money raised goes back



Melissa Mannix holds up one of her wreaths Dec. 5 at the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center holiday market. She has been making wreaths for the DDRC market for six years. Photo by Clarke Reader to the DDRC to help fund the work they do with the developmentallydisabled community. Groups like Hearts ‘n’ Hands — which works to enrich and empower adults — was also on hand, selling items for the DDRC. According to Ron Marquez, director of community relations, any of the center’s participants can take part in the market, and several participants were on hand, selling drawings, photos, knitting and pottery. Melissa Mannix — who is also a participant at the DDRC — has been making wreaths for the market for six years. She got started after becoming interested in horticulture while attending Warren Tech.

“Making wreaths is a lot of fun, and when the program shut down, I bought a wreath machine and a lot of their greenery,” she said. “It’s a fun trade to do.” Richey said that for participants who want to go into business, the market provides a wonderful experience and practice in a competitive place. “It’s a fun-filled shopping experience, and all the money goes directly towards clients’ needs,” she said. “It’s also a great chance to increase awareness and increase socialization. Everyone really helps each other.” For more information, go online to

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The 39th annual holiday art market at the Foothills Art Center has become a tradition not only for Golden residents, but artists all over Colorado. To help give everyone a great time, there will be some special events going on this year at the market. Courtesy photos

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New and familiar on display at Foothills Art Center By Clarke Reader


ne of the holiday mainstays for arts and craft lovers, the Foothills Art Center annual holiday market is here again to supply Colorado-made gifts. The market runs through Sunday, Dec. 29, at the center, 809 15th St. in Golden, and features the work of more than 100 local artists. The market is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. “This is one of the longest-standing exhibitions at the FAC,” said Becky Guy, exhibitions coordinator and gift gallery manager. “Unlike most exhibitions, all the artists on display are not only from Colorado, but the near vicinity, so we have them constantly coming in to restock the items for sale.” The items on sale include ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography and holiday items. Mary Beth Beach, a volunteer at the center, said about 20 to 30 percent of the artists on display this year are new to the market. “We have different artists, and with that comes fresh ideas on how to display things and make it festive,” she said. The market features thousands of unique handcrafted items, all displayed against the backdrop of the historic Gothic church that houses the main gallery spaces.

Beach said keeping the market local is a key part of its success and is in the spirit of what the FAC is all about. “The center began as a community effort, as a place for local artists to display their work,” she said. “We wanted to foster a Colorado connection and show that we have nationalcaliber artists here. And we’re the only place they have their work.” Beach is also participating in the show, displaying and selling the baskets she makes. Guy said the market has a very relaxed feeling, which creates a fun shopping atmosphere for everyone. “We want to create a space where people can take their time and move well from one booth to the other,” she said. The market is an annual tradition for shoppers and artists, but the people who work at the center look forward to it every year, too. “It all comes full circle — I grew up in Golden and used to come to the market every year. Now I work here,” Guy said. WHAT: 39th annual holiday art market Special events at the market WHERE: Foothills Art Center In addition to being 809 15th St., Golden WHEN: Through Dec. 29 home to some of the best 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through art shopping in the area, Saturdays special events for the enNoon to 5 p.m. Sundays tire family are included to COST: There is no admission fee make sure everyone has a INFORMATION: 303-279-3922 or good time. A sweatshirt decoration party will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, where visitors bring a sweatshirt or hoodie, and the FAC supplies decorating supplies and artistic guidance. The cost is $5. A “gingerbread construction zone” will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and includes a variety of candies and icings to build gingerbread houses. The cost is $10. To register for these special events, contact Eriq at 303279-3922, ext. 32, or online at education@foothillsartcenter. og.


Radio talk show conservative Mike Rosen, who turned 69 Dec. 5, is taking his show to a slightly different time slot beginning Jan. 2. “KOA (850 AM) is about the only station in the country that delays Rush (Limbaugh) two hours,” Rosen told me on his birthday. “The parent company of Clear Channel decided to (air) Rush live from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. `The Colorado Morning News’ show with Stefan (Tubbs) and April (Zesbaugh) will move to 5-10 a.m. and become five hours instead of four.” Changing the `Rush Limbaugh Show’ to live time left Rosen with the 1-3 p.m. time slot after working a 9 a.m.-to-noon spot. “I understand, and it’s fine with me,” Rosen told me. “I’m on the air one less hour, which makes me on the air five hours less a week. But with show prep (answering emails, contacting advertisers, etc.), I still work 70 hours a week. So many people listen to my show online, so for them nothing will change.” Rosen said his contract with Clear Channel lasts another one and a half years, then he’ll see what happens. “I take it one contract at a time,” he said.

Manning minds manners

Perhaps the sure way to secure an autograph from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is to invite him to your wedding. Sounds more tidy than playing the post-game waiting game or bidding beaucoup bucks on a signed jersey during a charity auction. In the case of Anna and James, a couple with a wedding last fall, all they had to do was send No. 18 a formal invitation, according to a post on Reddit. A photo of the signed invite went viral after a Redditor “Lackadaisical Romp” posted the pic of the wedding invitation sent by his sister. Not only did Manning show his Southern gentlemanly manners by responding in a timely manner, but he checked off the “regretfully decline” box and added the inscription, “Anna and James, Best Wishes.” A poster quipped, “Perhaps our favorite comment about the photo comes courtesy of Redditor `MasterSplinter21’ who writes, `Eli (Manning) replied too, but his response was intercepted.’ Even with two Super Bowl rings and the Giants’ current winning streak, poor Eli still gets treated like the little brother.”

Christkindl returns

Denver’s 13th annual Christkindl Market at Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe (across from the D&F Tower and ice skating rink) brings a German flair to Christmas shopping and entertainment through Dec. 21. This year’s market — Colorado’s largest and most authentic Christkindl venue — will be bigger and better than ever with the addition of more music, more beer and Gluehwein (mulled red wine), entertainment and more holiday spirit. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays

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40 West Arts ready to usher in 2014 By Clarke Reader

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The 40 West Arts District is already getting out the word for its first two shows of 2014. The first show of the year will be a contemporary fiber exhibition called Unraveled: Fiber Reimagined. The exhibition will run from Jan. 31 through Feb. 22 and entries are due by Jan. 6. The second will be a mixed media show called Vintage Colfax: Yesterday and Today. It will run from March 7

Parker Eatery’s chili gets nod

Food & Wine magazine, sponsors of the annual top-shelf foodie event the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, has confirmed what we’ve known all along. According to www., among the best green chili is the one served at Denver’s Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl, 7305 E. 35th Ave. Here’s what the Food & Wine folks had to say: “What started as a food truck flaunting the slogan `Go green or go home’ has grown into a dedicated green chili restaurant. RMCB’s pork and vegetarian green chilies are available in mellow, medium or hot — spiked with hot Hatch green chiles, jalapeños and secret seasonings. Thanks to implementing a long list of eco-initiatives, the restaurant is also now certified green. To see more, go to www.foodan-

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 5 — replete with Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally and City Council members — was proof enough of what a big deal it was for the grand opening of Westminster Brewing Company. WBC becomes the first independent craft brewery in Denver’s suburbs as the new brewery offers a lineup of traditional styles and English-style cask ales. Westminster Brewing Company is located at 7655 W. 108th Ave., Unit 600. Brian Bissell, a longtime home brewer, is the head brewer at WBC after a professional stint at CB and Potts.

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Unraveled is a chance for artists to use a variety of materials — textiles, string, yarn, wire, or the broad spectrum of recycled materials — mixed with classic techniques like woven, knitted, handmade paper and quilting. “We want it to be really broad and open to interpretation,” she said. “We’re reaching out to all fiber artists and encouraging them to think in a new way.” For more information or to submit art, visit

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through April 5 and entries are due by Feb. 1. “We have some exciting stuff coming for 2014,” said Bill Marino, executive director of the Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District. “All of our juried exhibitions come from our artists committee, who gives us more than 80 themes, and we narrow them down to ideas that are inclusive enough and unique.” Julie Byerlein, a member of the board for the district and a volunteer with its champion group, said that

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VolunTeer round-up The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo needs 150-200 volunteers in guest relations, children’s programs, horse and livestock shows, and the trade show. The 108th stock show is Jan. 11-26. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities and to set up an interview for a volunteer spot, attend the National Western volunteer round-up 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. For information and to fill out a volunteer application, go to or contact Kellie at 303-299-5562. Thursday/dec. 12 painTing Techniques Complete a picture in five hours

with the Bob Ross painting technique, offered noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Register by Dec. 9 by calling 303-4259583, or online at A materials fee is due at class, and all supplies are provided.

Thursday/dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 MeMbership MeeTing American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans. Thursday/dec. 12, Jan. 18 norwegian dinner Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood plans its annual Norwegian “Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner” on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Reservations will be taken starting Dec. 12 through Jan. 10, or until sold out. Call 303-989-4496. Thursday and Friday/dec. 12-13 liTTle woMen Colorado ACTS presents “Little Women,”

presented by the Friday Home School Class. Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters — tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy — struggle to keep their family going while Father’s away in the Civil War. In this One Act adaptation of the classic novel, even as illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Tickets available at

Thursday and Friday/dec. 12-13 holiday concerT Golden High School’s music department presents its holiday concert, which includes the band, orchestra and choir, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13 in the Golden High School auditorium. Credit card, cash and checks are accepted. Contact Angela Becker at Friday/dec. 13 orchesTra concerT St. Martin’s Chamber Choir and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado present “A Salzburg Christmas: Echoes of Christmas Past” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road; at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver; and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington St., Denver. Go to or call 303-298-1970. Friday and saTurday/dec. 13-14 holiday handbells The Rocky Mountain Ringers perform

with the Arvada Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 7755 Vance Drive, Arvada. Visit

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saTurday and sunday/dec. 14-15 concerTs The Columbine Chorale presents “O Magnum Mys-

concerT The Golden High School rock band and drum line will perform 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Golden High School auditorium. Tickets available at the door. Cash and checks are accepted. Contact Katharine Parker at or 303-982-4187.

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double FeaTure Living Light of Peace, 5928 Miller St., Arvada, presents a holiday movie double feature on Saturday, Dec. 21, with “Home for the Holidays” at 7 p.m. and “Stuart Saves His Family” at 9 p.m. “Home for the Holidays” was directed by Jodie Foster and stars Helen Hunt who goes home to visit her parents as a single adult. “Stuart Saves His Family” is based on a series of early 90s Saturday Night Live sketches. Come for both or just one. Both movies are PG13. Snacks available.

giFT shop Are you looking for the perfect hand-crafted gift?

Visit the Craft Carousel Gift Shop 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, and see a variety of handmade items from more than 100 consignors, including scarves, jewelry, purses, aprons, quilts, baby gifts, holiday decorations, hats, mittens and much more. There will be special holiday shopping hours 1:304:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

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and bring in a children’s book suitable for ages kindergarten to third grade to donate to Serve Colorado. Stop by the AARP booth and learn about issues impacting those 50 and older. Discounted tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to

sunday/dec. 15, dec. 22, dec. 29 choir serVice Concordia Lutheran Choir invites you to come and hear beautiful music at Concordia’s worship service on Sunday mornings during December. Some of the most endearing pieces of the upcoming season will be shared. Songs for December include: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav’nly Light (Bach), Lovely Child, Holy Child, (Johnson), Before the Marvel of This Night (Schalk), and Do You Hear What I Hear (Regeny/Shayne), to mention a few. Concordia’s traditional worship service begins 8:15 a.m. The location is 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain).   sunday/dec. 15, March 2, May 2, June 1 concerT series St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Confluence a cappella choir presents its 2013-14 season of concerts. Concerts are 3 p.m. at the church, 9200 W. 10th, Lakewood. Call 303279-2932 or visit for tickets and more information. Schedule includes: dec. 15: “Festival Service of Lessons and Carols.”This service features the St. Paul’s Church Choir and Confluence, a child soprano singing the traditional opening verse, and returning this year, the Park Hill Brass Quintet. Besides kicking off the Christmas fun at St. Paul’s, this service celebrates all the various outreach groups involved with St. Paul’s and in Lakewood. March 2: “Brahms Concert.”The choir will perform Nanie and parts of the German Requiem, along with the famous, lighthearted Liebeslieder, accompanied by two pianists. May 2: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will entertain all comers with their excellent Variety Show. Every Sunday the choir leads us in worship. Come to see and hear their hidden talents. June 1: The concert series wraps up with the world premier of “When God Lets My Body Be,” commissioned by Confluence from composer Jan Krzywicki. Mr. Krzywicki and his wife, collaborative pianist Susan Nowicki, travel from Philadelphia, to join the choir in presenting the featured piece and many others of Mr. Krzywicki’s compositions.

drop & shop Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Downtown Evergreen Business Association presents Holiday Drop and Shop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Parents can drop their children off for childcare at the Wolf Recreation Center and go shopping or have lunch in downtown Evergreen. Sign up at the Wulf front desk, or call 720-880-1200. Visit www.

oVercoMing hardships Practical solutions for overcoming hardship will be discussed at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Overcoming Hardship: A Father and Son Beat the Odds” features a film of Patrick Henry Hughes and his father. The younger Hughes was born without eyes or the ability to extend his limbs. Though in a wheelchair, Hughes performed in the University of Louisville marching band, his father pushing his wheelchair through every practice and performance. 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

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kids shopping Iddle Bits of This & That Art Gallery, 3969 W. 73rd Ave., offers kids’ shopping spree from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday in December. The gallery will furnish wrapping supplies and help kids wrap their purchase. All gifts are less than $10, and most are in the $3-$5 range. Free refreshments provided. Email

g.i. bill Join Active Minds for a look back at one of the U.S. government’s most successful benefit programs: The G.I. Bill. We will discuss the historical accomplishments of the program as well as current and proposed programs and their implications for the future. The program is free and is 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

Coach Roz to participate in an informative and energetic group discussion regarding your unique business challenges. The Big Talk for Young, Entrepreneurial Mothers discussion is 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Arvada. Exact address will be provided upon RSVP at 303-953-2344.

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terium” featuring four settings of the text by Palestrina, Poulenc, Lauridsen and Ivo Antognini. Also featured will be Christmas carols and music by Healey Willan, Gustav Holst, Kevin Memley, Dan Forrest and David Heck. Concerts will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1390 Brentwood St., Lakewood; or at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant St. Contact Margaret Stookesberry at

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recurring eVenTs concordia luTheran Church Choir is starting its fall choir program and is looking to add new voices. The choir is a great cross section of the community and welcomes newcomers who have a desire to praise God with their voice. This year Concordia Lutheran will be directed by Dr. Frank Eychaner of Colorado Christian University. The 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 or 303-989-5260. arVada running Club is offering $1,200 in college track or

cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or

woMen’s neTworking group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact or call 303-438-6783. recurring/Through dec. 15 giFT card drive Resort 2 Kindness (R2K) hosts its BIG GIVE 2013 gift card drive to benefit the Colorado flood victims. The drive runs Friday, Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. R2K will collect unused, unexpired gift cards valid at any restaurant, grocery store, home store or retail store in Colorado. All cards will be given to the Emergency Family Assistance Association. Gift cards can be mailed to Resort 2 Kindness, 9781 S. Meridian Blvd., Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112. Monetary donations can also be made online at recurring/Through dec. 15 holiday show The Players Guild at The Festival Playhouse presents “Somethin’ Special for Christmas,” a Yuletide slice of life that celebrates the hope and faith of one family. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29 to Dec. 15, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-422-4090 or go to for tickets and more information. Age appropriate for all. recurring/Through dec. 16 VolunTeer FireFighTers The Golden Fire Department is seeking volunteer firefighters. The department provides initial certification and training, equipment and uniforms. To be considered, you must be at least 19 years old, have a valid Colorado driver’s license, and pass required testing and a thorough background check. Both residents and non-residents of Golden are welcome to apply. Applications can be found on the City of Golden website via the following link: http://agency. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. If accepted, the Fire Academy starts March 1, 2014, and runs through June with classes scheduled on two weekday nights and Saturdays.  For more information, contact Lt. Matthew Kasriel at 303-215-8885 or

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open mic night – celebrate your teen self 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email

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. WEDNESDAYS ARVADA BIZ Connection

Business-Connection/ is an informal networking event that brings together local entrepreneurs. Meetings are from 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 MUSIC TEACHERS Association Suburban Northwest meets 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 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 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 from 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 online to www.rminventor. org for details. FRIDAYS CALMUP JOURNEY Prefer to help yourself rather than

do the coaching or psychotherapy thing? Let me share with you free information about the CalmUp Journey, a one-page self-examination worksheet for men and women. Join me for coffee or tea 8-9 a.m. most Fridays at Whole Foods Market Belmar, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Lakewood. Let me know you’re planning to be there so we’re sure to connect. Contact or 303-500-2340.

SATURDAYS COLORADO CITIZENS for Peace meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the intersections of West 52nd and Wadsworth Boulevard to try to bring an end to the wars. Signs will be furnished for those who do not have them. Contact Cindy Lowry at 303-431-1228 or 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 online to 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


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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@ 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 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. SYMPHONY AUDITIONS The Lakewood Symphony is holding auditions for concertmaster (includes an honorarium), principal viola (includes an honorarium) and all section strings. Also, we are auditioning for subs in other sections. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays, September through May, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church; concerts are at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Call 303-980-0400 for requirements, appointment and further information. WEEKLY MUSIC Jazz @ the Creek is every first Wednesday of the month at Living Water Unity, 59th and Vance in Olde Town Arvada. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to an hour of great jazz. For information, call 720-935-4000 or email

ONGOING /HEALTHCARE BOOT CAMP Get out of the gym and get results. Front Range Boot Camp provides dynamic, unique and results-driven full-body workouts exclusively for women. All ages, sizes and fitness levels will succeed. Revamp your fitness routine by getting out of your routine. Indoor location is just behind Super Target at Kipling Street and 50th Avenue. Outdoor location is Skyline Park by Stenger soccer fields. Email Robyn@ or go online to HEALTH GROUP A women’s health group with the motto “Your health, your life: Take charge” meets noon-1 p.m. Fridays at 9797 W. Colfax Ave, No. 3AA, in Lakewood. Learn about natural alternatives to health concerns. No charge to be part of this group. For more information, call Linda at 303-883-5473 or email HOME CARE Always Best Care Denver West provides in-home

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care, skilled nursing and free senior community placement. Always Best Care provides every individual and family with well-trained personal care attendants and expert nursing support. We help families make informed decisions about senior care, and guide them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situations. To learn more, go online to or call 303-952-3060.

TAI CHI is now taught at Lakeview Wellness and Event Center 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 303-989-6300 or 303-730-0986 for cost information and reservations. WEIGHT LOSS — The EZ Weight-Loss Challenge 12-week program meets 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Arvada Church of God, 7135 W. 68th Ave. Free coaching, metabolism test and nutrition information. Cash prizes awarded to the top three biggest achievers. For information on cost or to preregister, call Chris at 720-320-2394. YOGA FOR Survivors Whether you’re a longtime cancer survivor, in treatment or a caregiver to a cancer survivor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers is a great way to live more comfortably in your own body. Benefits include decreased stress and pain, improved sleep and energy, improved lymphatic flow, reduced nausea and a greater sense of wellbeing. Class led by Shari Turney, a registered yoga instructor with specialized training through Yoga for Survivors. Class offered 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sundays at Duncan Family YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Contact Shari Turney at 720-319-3703 or before taking your first class to ensure a safe practice. ONGOING /RECREATION,

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AA MEETINGS There are more than 1,000 AA meetings in the Denver metro area every week. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, come see us. Call 303-322-4440 for a meeting in your area, or visit the website at BUFFALO TOASTMASTERS meets the first and third Wednesdays at 44 Union, Lakewood, at Golder and Associates, check in on the third floor. The meetings run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Toastmasters is an international organization that is a fun and supportive environment to learn and practice public speaking skills.More information is available at www. or All are welcome to attend our Wednesday meetings. CANSURVIVE IS a support group for those who have experienced or are receiving cancer treatment. The meeting format is simple with an opening invocation followed by brief member introductions along with a check-in to see how attendees are doing. The discussion topic centers around healing and healing modalities, and may include a guest speaker or a guidedhealing visualization. The free support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of every month at Mile High Church, 9079 West Alameda Ave., Lakewood. For more information or support do not hesitate to contact Lawrence Connors RScP at 303-910-3473 or COLUMBINE #96 Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Golden Lodge, 400 Tenth St. in Golden. Youth activities for girls ages 10-19.  Contact Eve at or 303-424-0134.


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Lady Tigers open season with pair of victories Lakewood could soon be ranked as a top ten team By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Tigers girls’ basketball team opened the season with a pair of impressive wins, confirming the girls will be a power in 5A Jeffco this season. The Tigers hung on to beat Mountain Vista 56-55 Friday at Lakewood High School. Two nights before Lakewood hosted and beat Centaurus 76-36 in the season opener. The two wins will put the Tigers in the mix of teams who could crack the next top ten of the 5A state basketball rankings. Lakewood narrowly missed being a part of the preseason top ten. But against Mountain Vista they looked top ten-worthy behind senior Jessica Brooks’ 11 points and nine rebounds. Brooks, who is already recognized as one of Jeffco’s best players, was a monster on the glass all night, routinely ripping rebounds away from helpless Mountain Vista players. Sophomore Mackenzie Forrest led the Tigers in scoring recording 19 points, which included several big buckets down the stretch to put Mountain Vista away. Lakewood got off to a fast start, outscoring the Golden Eagles 21-10 in the first quarter. However, after a late push Mountain Vista got them back in the game and nearly came all the way back. But Brooks and sophomore Mckenna Bishop combined for 18 rebounds which were much needed in the game’s final few possessions. The Tigers victory over Centaurus came a little easier. Lakewood outscored the Warriors 26-2 in the first quarter and never

The Lakewood Tigers opened their season in nearly perfect fashion improving to 2-0 this season. Photo by Daniel Williams looked back. Brooks, Bishop and Forrest all scored at least 13 points and eight other Tigers all

scored in the rout. Lakewood hit eight three pointers — two those from Brooks, who also added 11

rebounds. The Tigers (2-0) will play at Wheat Ridge Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Jeffco hoops scattered among state polls Both D’Evelyn boys and girls ranked; Golden nearly ranked By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD — The only sure thing about preseason rankings is that they are sure to change. Still, a handful of Jeffco basketball teams, both boys and girls, have received votes to be a ranked team in the season’ first polls. In 4A boys’ basketball, D’Evelyn was the No. 6 ranked team in the state. ‘Was’ is the key word because the Jaguars just lost a tournament championship game to Golden on Saturday. But the loss doesn’t necessarily mean D’Evelyn is no longer a top 10 team, but more that Golden should be considered for next week’s poll. Green Mountain was not included in the top 10 but was among those receiving votes. The Rams lost a close game at Greeley Central in their opener, but followed it up with a blowout win over North. Not a Jeffco school, but in the Jeffco district is Faith Christian who came in as the

No. 4 ranked team in 3A. The Eagles have put together a program that annually ranks amongst the best in the state in any classification. And Faith Christian coach Andrew Hasz is one of the winningest coaches in the state over the past decade. In 5A girls’ basketball Jeffco has two teams listed among others receiving votes, but that is sure to change. Both Ralston Valley and Lakewood narrowly missed being top 10 teams in the state, but both also put together stellar first weeks, combining to go 4-1. The Mustangs played three top 10 teams in the state and beat two of them, and Lakewood went 2-0 and has looked like a force to be reckoned with. Expect both teams to make appearances in the top ten at some point this season. In 4A girls’ basketball D’Evelyn was voted as in as the No. 3 best team in the state — and rightfully so. The Jaguars almost won a state title last season, and they have their entire team back this season. Golden was another 4A Jeffco team that received votes to be ranked but did not quite make the list. But with senior Haley Blodgett leading the Demons they could soon find themselves in the top 10.

D’Evelyn senior Ty McGee is one reason why the Jaguars are ranked as a top 10 team in the state . McGee scored 40 points in a loss at Golden Saturday. Photo by Daniel Williams

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Green Mountain another good looking Lakewood school By Daniel Williams Alameda: The Alameda Pirates dropped their season opener, falling 52-20 at Englewood High School on Wednesday. Sophomore Preshus Nash led the Pirates in the loss with six points and seven steals. And sophomore Jailene Pierce scored six points and recorded seven rebounds. Alameda fell behind 19-4 in the first quarter and could never get back into the game. The Pirates (0-1) will host Denver West at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Arvada: The Arvada Bulldogs got their first victory of the season Friday, beating Arrupe Jesuit 37-30 at Arrupe Jesuit High School. The Bulldogs were up 32-31 going into the fourth quarter when they finally found their mojo, offensively outscoring the Generals 15-9 in the final session. The win for Arvada snaps a 0-3 start to the season. The Bulldogs (1-3) will host Englewood at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bear Creek: The Bear Creek Bears are already 4-0 on the season, including three road victories. One of those wins was a 67-47 win over Littleton Tuesday at Bear Creek High School. Senior Amber Gary scored 15 points, and senior Edina Krusko added 14 points in the win. The Bears (4-0) will play at Standley Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday Green Mountain: After an opening game loss, the Green Mountain Rams have won back-to-back games, including a 65-31 win over Thomas Jefferson Friday at Lake-

wood High School. Freshman phenom Delaney Bernard scored 18 points, and junior Brooklyn Gaffner scored 11 points in the victory. The Rams (2-1) will host Ponderosa at 1 p.m. Saturday. Faith Christian: The Faith Christian Eagles dropped a decision to Palisade on Friday, but they won their opener 53-45 when they hosted Mountain View on Tuesday. The Eagles used a big fourth quarter to come back and put Mountain View away behind solid guard play. Senior Lacey Henry scored 11 points and sophomore Hannah Cook scored 10 points in the win. Faith Christian (1-1) will host The Pinnacle at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jefferson: The Jefferson Saints dropped their first games of the season, falling 56-36 to Colorado Academy Friday at Jefferson High School. Jefferson was outscored 22-10 in the second quarter and never recovered. 24 hours earlier the Saints lost their season opener 5616 against Kent Denver. The Saints (0-2) will host Englewood at 7 p.m. Friday. Pomona: The Pomona Panthers fell at Boulder 53-39 on Friday. One night after beating Northglenn for their first win of the season, they might have had tired legs against Boulder. Still, junior Alexa Zarlengo scored 10 points, and freshman Julia Trujillo chipped in with nine points. The Panthers (1-2) will host Dakota Ridge at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wheat Ridge: The Wheat Ridge Farmers are still in search of their first victory of the season after a 54-33 loss at Standley Lake on Friday. Earlier in the week the Farmers lost their season opener at Silver Creek 79-30. Wheat Ridge (0-2) will host Frederick at 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Boys basketball Bear Creek 71, Littleton 58 Bear Creek was only ahead by two points at halftime, but then won in the end against Littleton 71-58. Senior DJ Miles scored 32 points, while senior Robert Mendez scored 15. Junior Trevaun Arnold scored 10 points for Bear Creek.

Lakewood 54, Highlands Ranch 57 Great high school game. Ranch jumped out to a big lead, but Lakewood came back and took a six point lead with two minutes to go. Ranch game back with some clutch free throws down the end. Zach Braxton had 21 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and two free throws to win game at end. Evan Motlong had 17 points.

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Bear Creek 67, Littleton 47 Bear Creek girls basketball never trailed Littleton High school during the win. Edina Krusko had 15 points and Amber Gary had 14 points for Bear Creek.

Lakewood 76, Centaurus 39 Lakewood got off to a great start outscoring Centaurus 26-2 in the first quarter. We had 24 steals and shot 45 percent from the field. Jessica Brooks had 15 points and 11 rebounds. McKenna Bishop made 13 points and was 6-of-7 shooting. Mackenzie Forrest had 13 points, five assists and six steals. brought to you by

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December 12, 2013

Big bad issues on wolf status A controversy that continues to linger in the West and many regions across our nation is the status of the gray wolf. The reintroduction of this animal as a protected endangered species under the federal Endangered Species Act is resulting in significant growth in numbers of the wolves. Now after nearly four decades of protection, the success or failure of the reintroduction and protection is up for review. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting formal hearings on the delisting of the gray wolf. Delisting at its simplest level would remove a wildlife species from federal protection, but would give states the opportunity to manage a given wildlife species. The most recent hearing was in Denver a few weeks ago. The service has studied all aspects of the wolf population. It is the same delisting process the service used in the ultimate removal of the bald eagle from the endangered species list.

That outcome was based on assurances that a sound population of the eagle was achieved and that population would sustain itself over time. One key element of the gray wolf protection and delisting is essentially unique to this wildlife species: the wolf has no natural predator other than man. That is not true of most other wildlife species, and as a result, the balance-of-nature concept becomes an imbalance, with the wolf becoming the uncontrolled predator impacting other wildlife numbers.

The service followed the same protocols as with the bald eagle and dozens of other protected game and bird species. Those protocols include determining the wolf’s reproduction rates over time, habitat changes, man’s impacts, changes in food supply, human population impacts and other issues that influence the wolf and wolf packs. Interestingly, the eagle has natural predators other than man, unlike the wolf. When this extreme predator imbalance exists, the numbers of that species (in this case the wolf) expand in unmanageable proportions to other wildlife species. And the expanded population seriously impacts other wildlife species to the point where those populations decline in numbers. For example, in Northern Idaho, the Idaho Elk Preserve numbers plummeted 90 percent in a 10-year study period from the predation of the growing number of gray wolf packs. Montana elk permits have

been reduced due to loss of elk populations. Studies are under way to determine what appears to be an abnormal loss of elk numbers in Yellowstone National Park following the introduction of wolves there. The loss of such significant numbers of elk is unacceptable in the scheme of the balance of nature. This argument does not even consider the killing of cattle, sheep and other domestic farm and ranch animals by growing numbers of wolf packs. Most reasonable wildlife enthusiast support sustaining healthy numbers of all wildlife. We are losing many of our important and valued wildlife species in all states where the wolf exists. The answer is maintaining a healthy balance of nature by delisting the wolf and allowing states to manage the numbers of wolves just as the states manage the numbers of other wildlife and game animals. Outdoors writer Ron Hellbusch can be reached at

Eakins sentenced to community corrections Restitution to be paid while serving 10 years By Amy Woodward Judith Eakins, 54, of Wheat Ridge, received a 10-year sentence to community corrections on Dec. 2 in relation to her embezzlement of $160,341 at Golden High School, where she worked as the school’s financial secretary. The sentence will run concurrently with a separate theft charge for which Eakins is currently serving a six-year probation sentence, after she stole her elderly mother’s Social Security and pension checks totaling about $30,000. Eakins’ mother, Doro-

thy Morvay, 92, suffered from advanced dementia and died in March. While employed at GHS, Eakins stole money from ticket sales for school activities and formal functions at Golden High School, including homecoming, prom and football games from the years 2009 to 2012. Eakins also took a $3,500 donation from a GHS football coach while inappropriately using the school’s credit card. Eakins Restitution will be paid to Jeffco schools first in the amount of $57,167, with the remaining $103,174 going to Travelers Insurance. Golden High School Principal Brian

Controy made a statement during Eakins’ sentencing hearing, addressing Eakins as “Judy” and stating she had betrayed the trust of GHS staff, students and the community. “The betrayal that we feel as a staff, as parents, as a community cannot be fixed,” Conroy said. “It will take years for us to understand why you did it; it will take even longer to overcome what you have done.” “I take full responsibility for what I did,” Eakins said. “I’m not a terrible person, I really just want to try to do the right thing.” When the judge asked Eakins what she spent the money on, Eakins said she couldn’t remember all the items she bought and just “did stuff” with the money. “I really couldn’t even tell you, I have nothing to show for it,” she said.

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According to an affidavit, Eakins allegedly spent the stolen money on a Motorola tablet, a tent and many DVD’s for a home movie collection reportedly worth $10,000. Money was also spent on dinner parties and on her son. “You have violated some of the most undeserving victims,” said Jeffco District Court Judge Tamara Russell. Russell said she didn’t know how Eakins could stand in front of her and say she’s not a terrible person when she stole from her ailing mother and children. If Eakins violates any of the terms that are part of her community-corrections sentence, the remainder of the 10-year sentence will immediately be served in a Colorado Department of Corrections prison.


ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that “stick-to-it-ivity” you do so well, and you’ll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the week’s end. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word “persuasion” starts with the sound “purr.” VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than you’re aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isn’t easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if you’re uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to Nov 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the week’s end. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) Some people might question some of the new friends you’ve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. It’s best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

Misc. Notices

We are community.

Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole


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Garage Sales

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Moving Sale

Saturday Dec. 14th 10am-2pm 21798 Mount Field Dr/ Look Out Mt Misc items including exerc. equip, furn, office supplies,

Everything Must Go!! Estate Sales


Video Games

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Large selection of video games, pin balls, air hockey, etc. Priced reasonably for Christmas. email: or call 720-270-1797



Pine/Fur & Aspen

Split & Delivered $225 Stacking available extra $25 Some delivery charges may apply depending on location. Hauling scrap metal also available (appliances, batteries etc.) Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

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Christmas Trees

Fri & Sat 9am-4pm 13551 W 43rd Dr I-70 & Youngfield We have moved two estates to our warehouse for this Holiday sale. Antiques, collectables, retro, xmas, books and lots more. Visit for photos & map reasonable prices both days cash or credit cards accepted.

Arts & Crafts ARVADA

Holiday Craft Sale

Fri & Sat December 13th & 14th 9am-4pm Handmade gift items & Homemade Goodies 10309 West 68th Ave. Come by and bring a friend


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Household Goods

Lost Lost black Labrador Retriever, (303) 805-1512

Home for the Holidays

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Savio House is looking for Foster Parents to provide a temporary home for troubled teens ages 12-18. We provide training, 24/7 support and $1900/month. Adequate space and complete background and motor vehicle check required. Ideally there are no other teens in the home and one parent would have flexible daytime schedule. Contact Michelle for more information at 303-225-4073.

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ELECTRIC BIKES: New & used No Gas, License, or Registration. 303-257-0164

Riding Horses Available Boarding, leasing, lessons, Birthday Parties, Volunteering and Tours. Friends of Horses Rescue & Adoption 303-649-1155


All Tickets Buy/Sell

(Denver metro)




Full-time, benefited PR&L Community Outreach Coordinator Salary: $64,475 - $80,593/year Closes: 12/30/13 Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date EOE

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Comfy chair and ottoman $60; 6 gun cabinet, no glass, locking drawer $30; Bun & Thigh Rocker by Jake $35; Dr.'s Healthometer scale/height $35; tools 4 drywall, concrete, tile, wallpaper cheap; legal hanging folders and files cheap. Commercial shelving. 303 688-9171

Performs highly skilled and semi-skilled mechanical repair and diagnostic work in the maintenance and/or repair of equipment and vehicles. Must be proficient in heavy equipment and light vehicle diagnostics. For position requirements, qualifications, and job description visit our web-site ( Open Until Filled. $18.40 - $20.24 DOQ. Applications are available at: Gilpin County Human Resources, 495 Apex Valley Road, Black Hawk, CO Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or on our website ( Please submit your application to: Gilpin County Human Resources, P.O. Box 366, Central City, CO 80427; Fax: (303) 951-3675. Gilpin County is Equal Opportunity Employer

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Physical Therapist and Registered Nurse


Cat Nap Recliner - hand remote to recline and bring to standing position, dark olive color. 1 year old used 3 weeks. $275 (720)379-8758

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I EARN $500 A-DAY: Insurance Agents Needed, Leads, No Cold Calls, Commissions Paid Daily, Lifetime Renewals, Complete Training, Health/Dental Insurance, Life License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020

Public Works: Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as graders, loaders, dozers and tandem trucks; services and maintains assigned equipment. Plows snow and performs manual labor as necessary. For position requirements, qualifications and job description visit our web-site ( Open Until Filled $16.01 - $16.81 DOQ. Applications are available at: Gilpin County Human Resources, 495 Apex Valley Road, Black Hawk, CO Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or on our website ( Please submit your application to: Gilpin County Human Resources, P.O. Box 366, Central City, CO 80427; Fax: (303) 951-3675 *** CDL APPLICATON REQUIRED *** Gilpin County is Equal Opportunity Employer

HOUSEKEEPER/ LAUNDRY AIDE Life Care Center of Evergreen Full-time position available. Housekeeping and/or laundry experience in a long-term care facility preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment. Eileen Gandee 303-674-4500 | 303-674-8436 Fax 2987 Bergen Peak Dr. | Evergreen, CO 80439 Visit us: LCCA.COM EOE/M/F/V/D – 39756

Keep Kids Together Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent.

Can you spot a business opportunity? Because we have one for you!

The Denver Post is looking for dependable adults to deliver newspapers in the metro area. Need reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance. Early morning hours, seven days per week.

Earn up to $1,000 per month!

Call 303-954-CASH or 800-892-6403 anytime!

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Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO.

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25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transportation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141 HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED Iowa based Reefer Company hiring OTR Class “A” CDL drivers, late model equipment, excellent miles, scheduled home time. Call Chuck or Tim (800) 645-3748 HELP WANTED

Valet Attendant openings for local Casino’s in Black Hawk. Properties are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, year round with positions available on ALL shifts. Weekend availability is preferred and flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Individuals should apply online at for immediate consideration.

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

Laborers needed for shoveling snow at two office complexes. Several positions open! Call Steve 303-601-4216

Help Wanted PT Educational Audiologist, grades PreK-12 in Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Deer Trail & Kiowa area. CDE licensure required; CCC's or ABA certificate; knowledge of current technologies in Audiology including fm systems and cochlear implants preferred. Experience with children 0-21 years old. Please contact Tracy at East Central BOCES for more information or 719-7752342 ext. 101.

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

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December 12, 2013

REAL EST TE Home for Sale


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The City of Black Hawk, two (2) vacancies for POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit the City’s website at for more information or to apply online for this limited opportunity. Requires High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record, must be at least 21 years of age, and must be Colorado POST certified by date of hire. The City accepts online applications for Police Officer positions year round. Applications will remain active for one (1) year from the date of submission. EOE.

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Wobbler Toddler & Pre K Teacher needed

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

Honored to be in business in Colorado for over 20 years. Excel Personnel is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. M/F/D/V.

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Office Rent/Lease VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

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Room for Rent Cemetery Lots

City of Golden Cemetery Plot

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Sanders Drywall Inc.

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December 12, 2013 Plumbing


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Commercial/Residential Heating/ Air Conditioning

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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 720-231-5954

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


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Repairs and Leaks

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


Rogelio Velazquez Address: 61 N. 8th Ave. Brighton, CO 80601


Phone: 720-202-6072 email: Se Habla Espanol

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

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December 12, 2013

lakewood council roundup City council’s last meeting of 2013 was largely a routine affair, with the most notable items being two resolutions that were passed increasing sewer fees and water fees for customers of Lakewood Sewer and Water Utility. The slightly higher prices come as a result of increases made to all customers of

Denver Water and Metro Wastewater, the two organizations that Lakewood uses for water and sewage. For water, the bimonthly bill will increase around $2 for a typical single family home, and for sewage it will increase around $3.60. The changes will go in effect on Jan. 15.

The city passed the proposed amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance in regards to group homes on first reading, and they will go to second reading and public comment on Jan. 13. Council members thanked president Cindy Baroway for her service - new council officers will be announced in 2014 - and

wished all residents a happy holiday season. The next council meeting will be on Jan. 6, and will be a study session, covering the comprehensive and sustainability plan processes (the Moving Forward together series) and a zoning update - which will not include group homes, since they were discussed on the Dec. 2 study session.

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Holiday Worship Advent & Christmas Schedule Third Weekend of Advent: December 14 • 5 p.m. • Mass December 15 • 7, 9 & 11 a.m. • Mass December 17 • 7 p.m. • Vespers

Christmas Eve Services December 24, 2012 7:00 pm - Lessons and Carols 11:00 pm - Candlelight and Communion

5592 Independence St. Arvada 303.422.3463

Fourth Weekend of Advent: December 21 • 5 p.m. • Mass December 22 • 7, 9 & 11 a.m. • Mass

Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve • December 24 5 p.m. • Mass Christmas Day • December 25 Midnight, 8 & 10 a.m. • Mass

Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church 3900 Pierce Street | Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033-4942 303.424.3706

Golden First Presbyterian Church

St. Joan of Arc – Advent and Christmas Schedule

S. Golden Road at W. 16th Avenue 303-279-5591

Penance Service 7 pm Christmas Eve Masses 4 pm, 8 pm, 11 pm Christmas Day Masses 8 am, 10 am Solemnity of Mary Mother of God – Vigil Masses 5pm, 12 Midnight; New Years Day – 8 am, 10 am See website for daily Mass and Confession schedule

Services Dec 24, 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 12735 W 58th Ave, Arvada 80002 | 303-420-1232

Celebration Events Sunday, December 15 – 10 a.m. Christmas Music – Worship “Our Favorite Things…at Christmas”

Tuesday, December 17 – 7 p.m. Christmas w/the Cowboy Band

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve

Family Candlelight Service - 5 p.m. (child care available)

Candlelight Service - 11 p.m.

Sunday, December 29 – 10 a.m.

celebrate the


Preparation for the New Year

11500 W. 20th Ave. Lakewood 303-238-2482

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