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LEFT: Deb Still, of Lone Tree, tries her hand at painting while enjoying a glass ofwi ne. BELOW: Erik Nielsen from Aurorabased Wine Cru pours a “Seven Deadly Sins” riesling for Parker resident Maddie Stanforth at The Wildlife Experience’s annual Art & Wine event June 6.

More than 500 people attended The Wildlife Experience’s 2nd Annual Art Sale and Wine Tasting June 6. Amateur artists tried their hand at painting in one room, while professional artists sculpted from live animal models and created life-like flowers with a few brushstrokes in another. The museum’s Great Hall hosted the majority of the tastings; visitors sampled more than 200 varieties of wine from around the world and food from local restaurants. With wine glasses in hand, they browsed through featured art exhibits called “America’s Parks II” and “Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life.”


CU seeks ideas from businesses School opening campus in south metro area By Jane Reuter University of Colorado officials want to hear from south metro businesses about what they’d like to see offered at the school’s future hub. CU will begin offering classes and labs on the second floor and in the basement of Parker’s Wildlife Experience this fall. While those classes are set, future possibilities remain open. “We’re just starting,” Don Elliman, chancellor of the CU-Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses, said at the June 5 Denver South Economic Development Partnership breakfast. “We have no idea other than the fact that we’re committed to build these programs exactly what direction we’re going to go in. I look at that as a positive and not a negative. “We want to have your counsel and advice in designing program that meet your needs,” he said. “We’re here to meet your needs, not the other way around. Our goal is to partner with you to build programs that benefit you (and) your labor force.” Except for the nursing courses, classes will be held at night. The museum will continue its normal daytime operations. Fall offerings include a range of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in business, addiction counseling, computer forensics, nursing and engineering. Fields of study were based on the industries most represented in Douglas and Arapahoe counties. Construction is under way to convert

Signs posted inside the Wildlife Experience herald the University of Colorado’s fall 2014 launch of classes at the Parker museum. Classroom construction is under way on the second floor and in the basement. Photo by Jane Reuter more than 7,400 square feet of exhibit space on the museum’s second floor to two 48-seat classrooms and a large computer lab, and to turn nearly 4,000 square feet in the basement into a simulation lab for nursing students. The 23 nursing program slots already were filled three weeks after registration opened. That’s no surprise to Elliman, who said CU’s initial market study of the area’s higher-education options showed it’s underserved. “We found there appeared to be a significant demand for services south in the metro area that simply weren’t being met today,” he said. “The barrier of moving south of Hampden, which some people called the Berlin Wall, was formidable.” Elliman said CU might someday offer

courses at its south campus to help those who never completed their degrees. “There are so many people who’ve gotten two to three years into a four-year degree” and never finished, he said. That’s among many options still on the table. “We’re really excited about the opportunity and frankly, I don’t think we or the Wildlife Experience knows where it’s going to lead us,” Elliman said. CU isn’t the only university breaking through the so-called Berlin Wall of Hampden Avenue. Colorado State University plans a future campus on Lone Tree’s undeveloped property in the RidgeGate development, east of Interstate 25 and south of Lincoln Avenue. Any construction there is still a few years away.

City working to buy land for construction By Jane Reuter

jreuter Encouraged by citizen demand, the Lone Tree City Council is taking the first steps toward building a pedestrian bridge over Lincoln Avenue. The council approved a resolution during its June 3 meeting authorizing staff to negotiate the purchase of land needed for the construction. The overpass will provide a non-vehicular connection between the city’s north and south sides, and a seamless link for the Willow Creek Trail. The 1.8-acre property the city wants is north of Lincoln Avenue between buildings that house Bank of the West and Chipotle. It is owned by a couple from Golden, and has an assessed value of $362,000, according to the Douglas County assessor. City officials for years have pondered sites on which to build a Lincoln Avenue overpass or underpass. During recent discussions about the new Lone Tree library planned in RidgeGate near the Lone Tree Arts Center, several residents said it’s time to move forward with a bridge. “This starts the process,” City Attorney Neil Rutledge told the council. “It shows the city council is committed to going forward with this kind of a project.” Staff will determine how much of the land it needs for the bridge, assess the property’s value and report back to council about negotiations. The land needed for the bridge’s southern end is owned by the Rampart Range Metropolitan District, the entity responsible for infrastructure within the RidgeGate development. Mayor Jim Gunning said Lone Tree already has discussed the project with district leaders and doesn’t anticipate a similar negotiation process for the property on that side of Lincoln. The city doesn’t yet have detailed information on funding for the bridge’s construction, but anticipates it will involve several partners. “We don’t see this as a long-term project,” Gunning said. “I think we see this as being done in the next two to three years.” In the last few years, the city has studied several different spots along Lincoln for potential underpass or overpass construction. Underground utilities and other problems eliminated those other sites. The city’s voters rejected the idea of an underpass in 2008, in large part due to the projected $3 million price tag.

INSIDE: For in-depth coverage of candidates facing off in the June 24 primary elections, see pages 4, 5; 13, 14.

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Splash Dash gets wet and wild Event serves as fundraiser for Drennen’s Dreams By Tom Munds tmunds The Arapahoe High School parking lot hummed with activity June 8 as hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers gathered for the second annual Splash Dash to raise money for the Drennen’s Dreams Foundation. Booths supporting a variety of organizations and offering free gifts formed a midway as runners and walkers checked in and got ready to start out on the 5-kilometer course. When they returned, the band Portobello Road played classic numbers and some of their original tunes. The event was a 5k run with a twist. Runners and walkers were urged to wear funny costumes and organizers urged families living along the route to turn on sprinklers and squirt runners with the hose or set up slip-and-slides. The field moved out of the parking lot as bagpiper Collin Lewis in full Scottish attire led them to the starting line. There were those who regularly ran 5 kilometers for time, there were parents pushing strollers, groups of young athletes who ran together and even a young man on a unicycle. The Gavin family set up a slip-andslide and a bubble machine in front of their house a couple hundred yards from the finish. Their son Kaven showed how to use the slip-and-slide and Rick Ziesen stopped his run to follow the boy’s exam-

ABOVE: Bagpiper Collin Lewis leads a group of young runners and walkers to the starting line for the June 8 Splash Dash. The 5K event raised funds for Drennen’s Dream Foundation, an organization promoting swimming pool safety. BELOW: John Brackney, former South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce president, donned a special outfit as he took part in the June 8 Splash Dash. Brackney was among more than 550 walkers and runners who took part in the event. Photos by Tom Munds ple and go flying down the slip-and-slide atop a rubber alligator. A little further along, Rebecca and Jeff Machsko squirted runners with a hose because they said it sounded like a fun thing to do on a Sunday morning. Kendall Sova, 5, joined her father on the course. Her dad said the only stop needed on the 3.1-mile course was to remove the girls’ sweatshirt. “It was fun,” Kendall said. “I liked the hills, it was fun to see a bunny and it was fun to get a little wet.” While it was considered a fun event the Splash Dash supported a foundation

promoting pool safety. “I think we have more than 550 people taking part in the event today,” Melissa O’Melia, Drennen’s mother, said as the runners crossed the finish line. “I’m not surprised by the turnout today because the community support has been unbelievable since we established the foundation.” She said the foundation was established to promote drowning prevention and pool safety in memory of her 12-year-old son who drowned in a public pool in 2010.

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Beauprez comes back for second chance Tancredo proud that he’s not right in step By Vic Vela

number of areas where Hickenlooper is vulnerable, including his “horrible” leadership on the issue of hydraulic fracBob Beauprez wants voters to think of turing, or “fracking.” John Elway before casting their ballots Hickenlooper — a pro-fracking gein the Republican gubernatorial primary ologist — has hoped that all sides of the later this month. fracking debate can find agreement on Beauprez lost a 2006 gubernatorial key issues prior to initiatives being put bid to former Gov. Bill Ritter by 15 points. on the November ballot that would allow While he has received the support communities to have more say of key figures in the GOP estabover oil and gas drilling. lishment — recently, he received The governor said last month the support of former presidential that the ballot measures could candidate Mitt Romney — others have “draconian” results, but have wondered if it’s a good idea Beauprez said Hickenlooper has to let a guy who lost so badly eight brought this problem upon himyears ago be the state party’s stanself due to “failed leadership.” dard-bearer again. “This issue didn’t just hapWhen asked in a recent inter- Beauprez pen,” Beauprez said. “It’s been sevview why voters should give him en years in the making. Every single another chance, the former conyear the state government has imposed gressman reminded Denver Broncos more regulations on the oil and gas infans that second chances can pay off. dustry. It’s death by 1,000 cuts and now “(It’s the) same reason why people all of the sudden he says it’s draconian. who saw John Elway lose that Super Bowl Well, he’s invited it.” so badly still bought tickets and rejoiced Beauprez believes that fracking is a when he finally won one,” Beauprez said. safe practice that benefits the state eco“I’m not John Elway and I’m no Peyton nomically. Manning, but I do have a life of experi“Fracking isn’t as complicated if you ence and success and some of that life let science guide the policy ... not myths experience is making mistakes.” and hyperbole and a social agenda,” he Beauprez said he has learned from said. mistakes made during the “painful trial That viewpoint is at odds with resiof 2006,” a year that was not good for dents of his hometown of Lafayette, the any Republican, but for him especially. majority of whom voted to support a But Beauprez hopes that voters give him citywide fracking ban in 2012. a clean slate when Republicans head to “This isn’t the first time we’ve voted the polls for the June 24 GOP primary. based on emotion and that’s what this Beauprez, a Lafayette resident, grew is,” he said of communities that have up on an area dairy farm before becomplaced moratoriums on the practice. ing a successful banker. On education, Beauprez, like other He was elected to Congress in 2002, Republican candidates, believes that representing Colorado’s 7th Congressioparents should have more choices availnal District for two terms before running able as to where they send their kids for governor. Beauprez believes he is the man to school. He also believes that there among a crowded field of Republicans should be property tax relief for parents who can defeat Democratic Gov. John who teach their children from home.

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“The idea of one kind of system, no matter how well-intentioned the people who are in it … the idea that that sysOver the years, Tom Tancredo has tem can accommodate all the kids in the been called an extremist and a racist and state is a misinterpretation of the phecountless other pejoratives. nomena of education,” he said. And, most recently, a fellow RepubTancredo doesn’t like much of what lican in a crowded GOP field looking to Hickenlooper has done in office. But he unseat Democratic Gov. John Hicken- was especially angered by the governor’s looper said that a Tancredo nominadecision to grant a temporary tion “spells disaster for Colorado reprieve to Nathan Dunlap, a Republicans.” death row inmate who killed Tancredo has heard it all before. four people at an Aurora Chuck “I would like to think that there E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. is a pretty significant chunk of the Tancredo entered the goverconstituency out there who say nor’s race after Hickenlooper’s they support Tom Tancredo bedecision, which neither comcause there’s not necessarily an ismuted nor went forward with sue as there is an attitude that they Tancredo Dunlap’s execution. happen to like,” Tancredo said dur“I just wish that whatever he ing a recent and far-reaching interdid was based on some heartfelt and view with Colorado Community Media. well-thought-out position on it, based “I’m not afraid to say the things that on, I don’t know, whatever,” Tancredo I say and do the things I do in terms of public policy and I’m someone who has said. “To say I don’t know what good it would be (to execute Dunlap) ... I think a well-honed view on these things.” If there has ever been a lightning rod that does not speak well of his integrity.” But the issue Tancredo is known for in Colorado politics, it’s Tancredo. A forhere and at the national level is illegal mer congressman who represented the state’s 6th Congressional District for 10 immigration. Tancredo is a hard-liner on years, Tancredo has made a political life this issue and some of positions — such out of taking polarizing — and some- as his support for erecting a fence along times eyebrow-raising — positions on the Mexican border — concerns some GOP members who worry that the party key issues. And, deciding in 2010 that Dan Maes is already in trouble with Latino voters. In a recent op-ed in the Colorado wasn’t an appropriate choice for the Republican nomination for governor, Tan- Springs Gazette, Secretary of State Scott credo waged a third-party candidacy Gessler, who is also running for governor, against Hickenlooper and finished in said that a Tancredo nomination “spells disaster for Colorado Republicans.” second place, well ahead of Maes. And a Gazette editorial called on Tancredo’s views on issues may come as a surprise to some. He supported Gessler and Mike Kopp to drop out of Amendment 64, which legalized retail the race to make it easier for former marijuana sales in the state. And Tancre- Congressman Bob Beauprez to defeat do said in the interview that he doesn’t Tancredo. have a problem with gay marriage, but Tancredo believes that those fears are hopes there is a way to protect those misplaced. And his views on illegal imwho hold religious convictions against migration haven’t changed, regardless of gay marriage from having to perform the fact that Latinos are growing in elecceremonies. toral strength. “It’s not my relationship of choice but “A Republican candidate, any Repub... I don’t care what people do,” he said. lican candidate, no matter how proTancredo, a resident of Lakewood, is amnesty or moderate they are on the familiar with the issues that he’ll have to issue, however you want to describe it, deal with as governor. He supports hy- will get about 35 percent of the Hispanic draulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” vote. That’s it,” Tancredo said. “It doesn’t but understands the concerns among change whether it’s John McCain or Tom certain communities that would like Tancredo. more control over drilling that occurs in “I assure you this, that if all those their towns. folks who are coming across that southTancredo used his support of legalern border were coming in here and votized marijuana as example of that baling Republican, there’d be a wall on that ance. southern border 2,500 feet high with bro“I supported Amendment 64, and one of the reasons I did so was the fact that ken glass on the top. Because the issue is it provided local control,” he said. “Lo- political. It’s political, but it’s not racial. cal communities have a right to say no That’s the thing that’s important. There’s to establishments if they want. I have nothing, absolutely nothing about this that same sort of gut-level reaction to issue that has anything to do with race. this fracking thing. I can support frack- It is geographic and economic.” Tancredo is not a run-of-the-mill Reing, but I can also support local conpublican - and that’s exactly why he betrol, depending on how it looks, how it’s lieves he’s the best guy win back the govframed.” Tancredo holds the same philosophy ernor’s mansion for his party. “The only reason why I’m doing this when it comes to education. Tancredo, who worked in the U.S. Department of is because I think I can win because I am Education during the administrations not the typical Republican candidate,” of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Tancredo said. “If you run a traditional H.W. Bush, doesn’t believe in a cookie- candidate and a traditional campaign, cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to you will have a traditional outcome — and that is we lose.” teaching kids.

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Kopp hopes vision pays off with voters By Vic Vela It makes sense for a guy with the least amount of name recognition among a crowded field of Republican candidates for governor to spend time with Coloradans whom he believes have been considered an afterthought. Recently, Mike Kopp kicked off a six-day bike tour called “We are Colorado.” The tour covered 436 miles across the state and focused on places that aren’t called Denver or Boulder. Rather, Kopp rode around and talked to folks in places like Lamar and Holly. “It’s a reflection of the fact that so many people around the state feel like they’re forgotten,” Kopp, a resident of the Golden area, said in a recent interview. “It’s the elites in the city, and Kopp in Washington and on the East Coast, who make the decisions for them, and they’re the ones left picking up the pieces for big government decisions.” Kopp believes that Democratic-led policies — particularly gun-control legislation and renewable energy mandates on rural electric cooperatives — have angered those who live in lightly populated parts of the state. “The sentiment out there is largely that you’ve got a party in Denver and the Democrats seem to pay more heed to Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg as opposed to the values of our own state,” Kopp said. Kopp believes his message will resonate with Republican voters, who on June 24 will select their preferred candidate to match up against Democratic Gov. John

Hickenlooper this fall. Kopp is a former state Senate minority leader, having represented Senate District 22 from 2007 through 2011, when he resigned after his wife, Kimberly, died of cancer. He has since remarried. Prior to holding office, Kopp served in the Gulf War as an Army Ranger. In April, Republican state assembly-goers gave Kopp the top line on the GOP primary ballot. That surprised many political observers, seeing as how Kopp’s name isn’t as well-known as his three opponents: Tom Tancredo, Bob Beauprez and Scott Gessler. But name recognition doesn’t matter to Kopp. “I’d certainly put my record up against any of my opponents in this race in that regard,” he said. Kopp is a “firm believer” in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” saying that the ownership of mineral resources is “a sacred right.” “So we now have a bunch of ballot initiatives out there that would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for energy producers to get this property that they own,” Kopp said. On education issues, Kopp, who served on the state Senate Education Committee, said that students are not being tested properly. He said that assessment tests miss the point when they evaluate the results after the school year, after the student has already moved on to the next grade. Kopp said it would be better practice to provide teachers and students with “real-time information on a child’s academic trajectory,” so adjustments can be made during

Gessler fights for nomination By Vic Vela

of evidence that it doesn’t occur very often. “I grew up in Chicago, so don’t tell me it’s overblown,” Gessler said. “Yes, I know, in Colorado we are so pure Scott Gessler is proud to be nicknamed after a fero- it can never happen here. I’ve got all those arguments. cious weasel. We are just so pure in Colorado. We are superior human A few years ago, Democrats started calling the Re- beings than anywhere else and nothing wrong can ever publican secretary of state the “honey badger,” stem- happen in Colorado. That’s bull----. That’s bull----. The ming from a viral YouTube video about the tenacious Af- fact of the matter is we are human beings just like everyrican mammal. The video’s narrator says that the honey where else and we have a capacity for good and evil just badger always gets what it wants and “has no regard for like anyone else.” any other animal, whatsoever.” Gessler took over as secretary of state in 2010 after Gessler — a Denver resident who is often at odds defeating Democratic incumbent Bernie Buescher. He with Gov. John Hickenlooper and other Democratic touts that he is the only Republican running for officeholders — wears the honey badger moniker governor who has won a statewide race. as a badge of honor. And lately, his electability argument is be“Because I stand up on principle and people ing backed by money. Gessler has outraised his aren’t used to seeing that,” Gessler said in a reGOP rivals for two consecutive fundraising pecent interview. riods. Gessler hopes that Republican primary voters On the issues, Gessler “understands people’s will reward his work as secretary of state and his concerns” over hydraulic fracturing, known as fighting personality when they head to the polls “fracking,” but supports the practice, saying, to select their nominee for governor on June 24. Gessler “if we didn’t have oil and gas in Colorado, we’d be And he believes he’s the right candidate for Repubdead in the water.” licans to put up against the incumbent Hickenlooper. On education, Gessler would like to see more school “Look at Hickenlooper,” Gessler said. “He says he’s a districts adopt pay-for-performance models for teachmoderate, that’s what he claims. And yet he signs the ers — a controversial method that has been taken up by most liberal agenda in the history of Colorado.” the school board in Douglas County. Democrats see Gessler as an easy target for attacks And Gessler would like to see students have more in a general election, mainly over his ethics concerns. choices in the schools they wish to attend. Last year, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commis“When you do have that competition among schools sion found that Gessler violated state rules for spending and they have to attract students through excellence, about $2,000 of state money for attending a Republican rather than geography, that helps a lot,” he said. event in Florida. Gessler believes that gun-control legislation that was “The ethics commission is fundamentally corrupt,” put in place by the Democratic majority last year “is a said Gessler, dismissing the claims against him. Gessler lot of money and lot of expense for very little benefit.” believes that the commission is made up of HickenIn true “honey badger” style, Gessler isn’t afraid to looper-friendly appointees who pick on Republicans take on fellow Republicans. He believes that selecting while going easy on Democrats. Tom Tancredo as the GOP nominee would “spell disasGessler’s work as secretary of state has also received ter” for the party. And he recently came out with a TV ad criticism. Gessler was accused of disenfranchising mi- that warns voters against picking candidates like Tannority voters when his office sent letters to some regis- credo and Bob Beauprez, who have lost gubernatorial tered voters to show proof of their citizenship. He also bids in the past. wants Colorado to adopt a policy that requires voters to Gessler believes his personality and his tenacity will show photo ID. pay off. Gessler becomes particularly annoyed when people “I’m honest about who I am and what I’m about and accuse him of being obsessed with voter fraud, in spite I explain my principles and I don’t back down,” he said.

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And, if elected governor, Beauprez said his wife Claudia will head an initiative that would provide books to parents after children are born so they “can read to a child before they get to school.” Beauprez is particularly concerned about reading scores among schoolchildren in Colorado and believes that the education system needs to be reformed. “Do we want to fund education? Sure, everybody does,” he said. “But the problem is, we keep saying it’s for the children yet we keep failing the children. And when is somebody going to say enough?” Like other Republicans, Beauprez is pro-death penalty and believes that Hickenlooper made a mistake last

year by not going forward with the execution of Nathan Dunlap — the man who killed four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. Beauprez, coming from a business background, believes that government rules are harming businesses and, if elected, would work “to get anti-business regulations of our books.” Beauprez understands that Democrats have a demographic advantage at the state level. The majority of women and minorities — especially a growing Latino voter base — have rejected Republican policies during recent statewide elections. But Beauprez believes such loyalty “hasn’t paid off.” “And I’m looking forward to taking the fight to a Democratic incumbent governor and calling him on that and offering a better solution, better leadership,” he said. “Opportunity in this country was never just reserved for the precious few. It was supposed to be opportunity for everybody ...”

the school year. Kopp also wants to give school districts more flexibility in deciding how teachers are paid and kept. “There is no grater factor in education than the quality of the teacher and I think it’s critical that our policy reflects an ability to pay excellent teachers more money,” he said. “And we should have the ability to fire teachers that are failing the kids.” Kopp is also highly critical of Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve for Nathan Dunlap, a death row inmate who killed four people at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in 1993. “This is just kind of typical of the way the governor tries to handle these sticky issues, by creating a new, gray scale,” Kopp said. “The governor should have made a decision. I would have set the execution date.” Kopp holds conservative views on many issues, including abortion. He is an unapologetic pro-life Republican. But, while that may work to his advantage in a Republican primary, recent general elections have shown that when reproductive rights are made a key issue in a campaign, Republicans fall short. But Kopp said his message is bigger than just one issue. “It’s funny because the Democrats have had the same sort of playbook year after year,” he said. “It’s something they tried a lot on me in 2006. I made the main theme in my race the idea of fighting Washington, defending freedoms and empowering people. “I have a very high regard for life and embracing life, but the bigger issue is what you offer to our state that helps the greatest amount of people, and that’s what my campaign has been about.”

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Father’s Day gives formality to banality Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15. Or is it? I guess if you need to have someone tell you when to honor your father, then Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, from midnight to midnight. My father and I had an agreement: No gifts. But I always called. Of course, I called him every weekend for the last 20 years of his life, so Father’s Day wasn’t any different. When I was a kid, I fell in line and gave him Old Spice after-shave in those beautiful little off-white bottles. That ended when I turned 13, and we both decided to discontinue Father’s Day gift-giving. What are you going to give someone who has given you everything? At least we have an artist to thank for Father’s Day. Her name was Sonora Dodd, and she came up with the idea at the YMCA in Spokane, Wash., in 1910. I’m not sure what she was doing in a YMCA. I know you can get yourself clean there, and have a good meal there. Dodd simply wanted to follow the success of Mother’s Day with a day for another family member. She ruled out Uncle’s Day

and Stepsister’s Day. The idea got off to a slow start, with low acceptance, and Dodd went off to the Art Institute in Chicago. She returned to Spokane after graduating and renewed her efforts to raise awareness about her project. It wasn’t until 1966 that it became enacted, by Lyndon Baines Johnson, in a proclamation celebrating fathers. The third Sunday in June was chosen. Dodd lived long enough to see it happen. She died in 1978. My own father was a beauty. I have written about him before. We exchanged unanticipated gifts all of the time.

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to Colorado Community Media in response to Douglas County School Board Member Doug Benevento’s comments at the June 3 school board meeting. The letters published here reflect the views of more than two dozen people who sent email messages to CCM on this topic.

School board member’s accusations false I am a former educator, and mother of two Douglas County School District students. Although I was not in attendance at last night’s Douglas County School District board meeting, it was brought to my attention that school board member Doug Benevento verbally attacked and threatened Ms. Reuter regarding her reporting on the DCSD school district. He accused her of false reporting and spreading mistruths. I was shocked and deeply offended by Mr. Benevento’s accusations, as his hypocrisy seems to know no bounds; it is this school board who is misleading the community. As a community member, taxpayer, and parent in Douglas County, I appreciate Ms. Reuter’s integrity and unbiased, honest, unspun reporting of what is really going on here. Tricia Zabelin Highlands Ranch ... I watched a live stream of the DCSD meeting last night where school board member Doug Benevento used his position as an elected official to publically attack Jane Reuter. I wanted to let you know that as a community member who no longer has children in the district and who also does my own research, I find her reporting to be accurate and truly appreciate her willingness to sit through long board meetings in her effort to accurately report. Her efforts should be praised, not condemned and she has my full support. Pat Crowley Lone Tree

... I would like to express my gratitude for the coverage by Jane Reuter in regard to the Douglas County School District. I am a parent of two children in DCSD and have grave concerns for the direction of the district. I am thankful that I can often share her well-researched articles with my neighbors. I had never read much of your paper until the school issues arose. I now open it immediately to see what is happening. I will continue to look for her fair and balanced articles regarding both sides of DCSD happenings. Anne-Marie Lemieux Highlands Ranch ... Jane Reuter was unfairly attacked by members of the Douglas County School Board last night. I am writing to you to express my support and thanks for Jane’s reporting of events concerning the school district. Jane has been one of the few journalists willing to report on both sides of the story while most others only “report” on the information given by the district. Teachers and parents have been silenced or ignored by district leadership and I hope that you continue to support Jane in her efforts and do not allow them to silence her, too. Amy DeValk Highlands Ranch ... I wish to thank Jane Reuter for her accurate reporting of school district events in Douglas County. I am a retired teacher of 40 years of service in the DCSD and am actively involved in many of the events that are the subjects of her reports. She includes quotations from people on both sides of an issue and her reports are timely and informative. Last night at a DCSD school board meeting, Ms. Reuter was publicly criticized for biased reporting and I believe that this accusation is false. Leslie A. Stevenson Highlands Ranch

We had a gift-giving family. But gift-giving was limited or nonexistent on designated holidays, including Christmas. Mom and Dad would check out of a hotel, and the desk clerk would say, “It’s been paid for, by your son,” or “It’s been paid for, by your daughter.” A waiter would come to their table and say, “It’s been paid for, by your son.” Dad went to Home Depot to pay for their new vertical blinds, and was told, “It’s been paid for by your son and your daughter.” I could never have done that in the Old Spice days. It took months to save up enough money to buy a bottle. One time I boarded an airplane in Johnson City, Tenn., and the flight attendant said, “Your father upgraded you to first class.” When it comes to fathers, I was one of the lucky ones. Unfortunately, not every father is like mine. Some fathers abandon, neglect, abuse or molest. Is there anything worse than having an abusive parent? Father’s Day has never been as success-

ful as Mother’s Day, as a day of commerce. Restaurants are packed on Mother’s Day. Insipid greeting cards fly off the shelves. Children promise to dust, or to bring mom breakfast in bed. My father had his hands full — with me. If you have been a reader, you know by now that things bother me. Lots of things. Lots of things started to bother me at an early age. My father never tried to change my behavior. What kind of a miracle is that? He never told me to conform or to believe what he believed. Some fathers think they know exactly what is best. Robert Young didn’t even know what was best. The “Father Knows Best” actor suffered from depression and alcoholism, and he attempted suicide in 1991. Anyway, happy Father’s Day, June 15, 16, 17 and 18. Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net.

Earning trust begins with love Have you ever tried to take away a food bowl from an eating dog? If you do not have a relationship with that dog built on love and trust, anyone who has attempted this can surely share their pain and probably even show you the bite scars left behind as a lesson that was probably never forgotten or repeated. As most of you know by now, I typically write this column each week based on a recent event or observation. Well, my above-mentioned reference came from a personal experience with my own dogs yesterday. With the thunderstorms and hailstorms I had gotten delayed and tied up away from home longer than anticipated. So by the time I had arrived home to feed my little guys, they were starving for sure. I filled and placed their bowls into their familiar spots and they hungrily started devouring their food. They were so ravenous that they soon pushed their partially eaten bowls under the counter and were trying to eat with their heads tilted sideways to reach their meals. Without hesitating I leaned over and gently pulled their bowls out from under the counter, they never missed a bite, never growled or snarled, and I could swear I caught a little thankful glance from both puppies as they comfortably continued eating. Now I know many of you reading this have dogs and love them dearly, and you

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receive that same love in return with every walk, cuddle, lick, and shared meals and snacks. But I also know many people, myself included, who have made the mistake of petting a dog, taking away food, or moving too fast only to be bitten. I actually had a hungry German shepherd take a bite out of my cheek once as I was eating a cupcake; apparently he liked chocolate cake and vanilla frosting, too, and silly me for not sharing. As I thought about my own dogs, though, I was reminded that earning trust, building trust, and maintaining trust takes time and commitment. I have had my dogs for more than four years and have loved on them and spoiled them just like many of you do with your own pets. And then I thought about it a little deeper — what about my family and friends? Have I

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Parker Days marks start of summer fun Annual festival offers rides, food, music, more By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz For many people, Parker Days marks the official start of summer. Kids have just finished school and moms and dads are trying to schedule a mix of fun family excursions. The annual festival in downtown Parker is near the top of the priority list for a lot of locals, who make sure to block out at least one day for stomach-churning carnival rides, foot-shuffling music, spirit-lifting drinks and guilty-pleasure eats. The 2014 edition of Parker Days, which begins with a carnival sneak preview from 5-10 p.m. June 12 and runs to the night of June 15, promises the popular attractions of past years and a few additions. Organizers are introducing a “craft corner” near the O’Brien Park gazebo, with 20plus craft vendors selling handmade items like stained glass, Adirondack chairs, tables made of reclaimed wood, and wine bottles heated and molded into cheese trays. A new competition area in the Las Delicias parking lot at Mainstreet and Pikes Peak Drive will feature backyard games like pong,

bag toss and ladder golf. Two-person teams can join tournaments for $10 and win prizes; casual players can play individual games, said Sara Crowe, founder of Events, Etc. Of course, there will be a selection of carnival rides for all ages on the north end of O’Brien Park from Wright Amusement, Co., the same company that has been furnishing rides for much of the festival’s 37 years. The Parker Days Parade will kick off the weekend at 10 a.m. June 14, winding through the downtown corridor and around the Victorian Drive loop. As many as 10,000 are expected to attend the parade, a tradition that will include fire trucks, high school marching bands, political candidates, equestrian groups, pageant royalty, the Wells Fargo stagecoach and representatives from Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. At 9 a.m. Sunday morning, June 15, Parker Days will host its first family fun run. The free event, which requires registration at, will take runners from the main music stage, around Victorian Drive, past the car show on Pikes Peak Drive, up Sulphur Gulch Trail and back down Mainstreet to the starting point. To honor the dads on Father’s Day, the festival’s organizers are giving away three grills, one each at 1:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at the main stage in O’Brien Park. With 40 more vendors than last year, street

Parker Days will be June 12-15 and hopes to draw upwards of 125,000 people. File photo performers, live music and kid favorites like the giant hamster ball, Parker Days will pack a lot on entertainment into a short window and back up this year’s tagline: “Three and a half days, 35 and a half hours of things to do.” If the weather cooperates — Crowe is

hoping for “exactly 82 degrees and no rain” — Parker Days will bring 125,000 to the downtown district. For more information about parking, ticket prices and hours, visit

NEWS IN A HURRY Bowl for charity June 21 The Lone Tree Youth Commission will host a charity bowling event to benefit Castle Rock’s Wellspring Community. The event is from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 21 at Lone Tree’s Brunswick Zone, 9255 Kimmer Drive. The event is designed to be fun and family-friendly. Pre-registration cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Cost at the door is $25 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under. Only cash or checks will be accepted at the door. The entry fee includes a continental breakfast,

shoe rental, two games of bowling, and a chance at several prizes. All the proceeds benefit Wellspring Community. The nonprofit aims to create a work and residential community in which Front Range adults with special needs are empowered to live full, productive and satisfying lives. For more information, visit or search Lone Tree Youth Commission on Facebook.

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District is offering a free “Discover South Suburban” challenge. The program is encourages families to complete a variety of fun activities aimed at active, healthy living. It runs from June 15 to Aug. 15. Each registration includes eight coupons to a variety of South Suburban activities. Activities include visiting South Suburban parks and outdoor swimming pools, golf courses, free concerts and more. Those who complete at least 15 of the activities will be entered into a drawing

to win a variety of prizes, including South Suburban passes, golf rounds, massages and other prizes. The family that completes the most activities will win a sixmonth household recreation pass. To get started, register at or call 303-347-5999. “Discover South Suburban” treasure maps can be picked up beginning June 11 at the Buck, Goodson, Lone Tree or Sheridan recreation centers, Cook Creek, Franklin, Harlow or Holly outdoor pools, the South Suburban Ice Arena or Family Sports Center.


Storm clouds build up over Bluffs Regional Park June 5. Courtesy photo by Bryon Veal

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put in that same level of effort of spoiling and loving on them to earn and build that trust? And yes, loving on them to build that trust could include some “tough love” to avoid one-sided love or one-sided commitments. I am reminded of the old question, “How often should we tell our spouse we love them?” Many people try and answer this in several ways, “Every day,” “As often as you can,” “Ten times a day,” and other very close guesses. The real answer is this, “Before someone else does!” Well what about our other family members and close friends, how often should we tell them we love them? How about our customers, how often should we tell them we love them? And what about our employees and even employers, would it make sense to ask ourselves how often we should tell them we love them? And the answer to all of the

above is, “Before someone else does.” There are many ways to earn, build and maintain trust, like consistent and honest communication, respect, gratitude and appreciation, and so many more. And there are certainly too many more to cover in one brief column. But love, mutual love, demonstration of love, unconditional love, appreciation of love, and pure love would be an awesome place to start as we look to earn, build and maintain trust. It will also provide us with some protection from small bites and big bites, as we may have to move that proverbial bowl of food from time to time from someone very close to us, whether they are the four-legged kind or human. I would love to hear your “tail” or “tale” of love and trust at gotonorton@gmail. com. And as we fill our days with both, it really 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

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Charter to focus on earning college credit Colorado Early Colleges opening Parker school By Jane Reuter Colorado Early Colleges, a charter high school designed to earn college credits for its students, is opening a campus in Parker. The building near Lincoln Avenue and Parker Road is the third location for the school, launched in Colorado Springs in 2007. A total of 215 students already are enrolled to start classes in Parker on Aug. 12. The school is still accepting applications for its first semester. The free public high school helps its students earn college credits along with their high school diplomas. Early Colleges is aimed at both students who are college-bound and those who might not otherwise have considered college, offering the opportunity to earn associate degrees and concurrent enrollment credits to use toward higher degrees. “We want every student to be successful and have the opportunity to get as many college credits as they can while they’re still in high school,” said John Etzell, head of school at Colorado Early Colleges’ Douglas County campus. “A lot of high schools are doing concurrent enrollment. While they are branching

out into that market, it is our 100 percent focus.” Colorado Early Colleges was founded by Colorado Springs City Council President Keith King, a former state senator. King was moved by what he saw as a lack of post-secondary education options. “Especially for students who may not have thought they were college material,” Etzell said. “If they were ready and wanted to put in the work, he would design a school and system that would allow students to achieve more while they were in high school at zero cost to them. “The only cost a student has is the responsibility cost. It is hard work.” School leaders first consult with students to determine the right educational track. “If they come in and aren’t sure what they want to do, we’ll sit down and work backwards, (ask them) `What are you interested in?’” Etzell said. “We’ll start from there and work our way back.” Classes are offered both on and off campus. The Douglas County branch has a partnership with Arapahoe Community College for its professors to teach nine college-level classes. It also has agreements with ACC, Red Rocks, Front Range and Pikes Peak community colleges, Metro State and the University of Colorado-Denver that allow its students to attend those schools. Parents receive a $4,200 voucher, a portion of Colorado Early Colleges’ per-pupil state

Colorado Early Colleges will open a Parker campus near Lincoln Avenue and Parker Road this fall. Courtesy photo funding, to use toward tuition and books. Some students earn associates degrees and start work upon graduating from Colorado Early Colleges. For those wishing to attend a four-year college, “This gives them an opportunity to get the first two years (of college) out of the way at zero cost, so they can enter whatever fouryear university they’re planning to attend as juniors and get right into their field of study,” Etzell said. “We’ve got students who every year are Ivy League-bound, and students who

every year graduate with culinary art degrees and go into the workforce as chefs.” Etzell said the Parker school received a waiver from the Douglas County School District’s exclusive chartering authority, and instead is authorized through the Colorado Charter School Institute. Colorado Early Colleges has about 700 students at its Colorado Springs and Fort Collins campuses. For more information, visit http://

Legend principal makes move to district position Longtime employee is now director of high schools By Jane Reuter Legend High School principal Corey Wise has mixed emotions about leaving the building he opened and helped mold into one of the area’s most respected high schools. Recently promoted to a district-level position as director of high schools, Wise intends to put the winning formula he used at Legend to work on a broader scale. “When this position presented itself, to be honest, I wasn’t looking,” he said. “I love Legend, and I was content in retiring Wise from Legend.” But the new post gives him a chance to better serve the educators Wise said he so admires. “I want to make an impact and a difference in life,” said Wise, 40. “I want to continue that work, and hopefully continue to help our school district work to be the best school district. My core purpose is supporting others; in this role, getting in and helping the district component and trying to support all the high schools.” Legend assistant principal Jason Jacobs will take over as the next leader of LHS. That also played a role in Wise’s consideration to leave the school. “What made me feel comfortable in even applying was we have fantastic assistant principals who are ready to become principals,” he said. “Had I stayed, they would over time have left to find other principal positions.” The Aurora native started on the

ground floor of the Douglas County School District, first working as a student teacher at Ponderosa High School in 1996 before joining the staff as a social studies teacher. He was then hired as an assistant principal at Chaparral High School, working there until opening Legend in 2008. “I’ve obviously been a part of Douglas County for many years,” he said. “I love what I do.” Wise supports DCSD’s site-based decision-making philosophy and doesn’t see a need for major changes in the area’s high schools. “The principals have the ability to make the best decisions for their schools,” he said. “I don’t think it’s about new ideas. As much as I think there’s a lot of change going on, I think it’s about how we focus and refine and go deeper.” Wise plans to keep climbing the school administration ladder. Ultimately, he said, he’d like to be a superintendent. Wise has a personal stake in DCSD’s future as well. He and his wife Michelle have two daughters, who attend Parker’s Frontier Valley Elementary and Cimarron Middle School. Both are on track to attend Legend, where their father’s influence likely still will remain. “When we opened our school, we defined a vision,” Wise said. “We went out and looked at the best schools throughout the nation. What I’m most proud of are the kids who’ve made that vision come alive. They want to make a difference to others on top of their own accomplishments, which shows a selfless leadership and maturity. I’m very proud of how they’re moving forward, and humbled and honored to have worked with such amazing teachers.”

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“We had delivery failure during the Arapahoe shooting,” said Barber, calling the situation unacceptable. “Obviously, this was a very poignant moment in which we had sent messaging to all of our schools. We had principal reports coming back (that) they were not getting messages. The wheel on our computer is spinning and nothing was going out, or very few messages were going out.” Barber said SchoolMessenger, already used by many other school districts, is time-tested and reliable. DCSD conducted tests of the system in late December, February and May. “Obviously, there is not a lot of time to waste here,” he said. “We wanted to be ready if there was an actual emergency in our schools.” The new system will cost about $15,000 more than the old one, but school officials said the added expense is warranted. “Although SchoolMessenger brings a slight increase in cost to the district, the efficiency and effectiveness gained regarding emergency communications is well worth it to ensure timely notifications to parents and staff,” reads an email from DCSD public information office Paula Hans. Total cost for the SchoolMessenger service during the 2014-15 academic year will be about $90,000. That reflects a DCSD-negotiated reduction in cost from $2.50 per student to $1.27 per student. In 2013-14, DCSD paid about $74,500 for the previous service, Shoutpoint. Shoutpoint provided emergency communications as part of DCSD’s Infinite Campus system. Though SchoolMessenger replaces Shoutpoint, Infinite Campus still will be used to track attendance and school records.

School district plans community survey Work underway to determine potential cost By Jane Reuter The Douglas County School District plans to conduct a community survey, the first since 2012, school leaders said during the board of education’s June 3 meeting. A timeline for the next survey isn’t set. Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said staff will research costs and options for a third-party professional survey and return to the board with recommendations in late summer or early fall. Once done annually, a district survey hasn’t been conducted since 2012, when DCSD discounted the 6 percent response rate as too small to be statistically valid. Community members in attendance, many of whom repeatedly have requested the return of a survey, applauded the news. Board president Kevin Larsen said the survey will attempt to determine if the community understands and supports DCSD’s strategic plan. The plan, introduced in 2011, outlines the district’s roadmap for reforming education, including its choice programming, world-class education initiatives and system performance tools that allow DCSD to measure the results of its initiatives. “I think it’s a great idea, too,” Fagen said, noting DCSD is about to release an updated version of the strategic plan. “I think it’s a great time to go out and gather feedback.”

To avoid the low response rate generated during the 2012 survey, Fagen said, “We’d really like to work through a third party that does this professionally to make sure we do get appropriate response rates (and) sample sizes, and that we use strategies beyond sending around email links. Those haven’t proven to necessarily be the best and most reliable strategies.” That could mean the survey will be conducted in a variety of ways, including door-to-door and over the phone. Questions posed in the survey must be “sound and give us the data we’re looking for,” Fagen said, “not vague and don’t tell us the information behind the response.” “We’d want to have some robust dialogue about what those questions would be,” Larsen said. Some parents, who believe the surveys are needed to gauge community satisfaction with the district’s policies and direction, requested the survey’s return during the March 3 Board Unplugged meeting; Larsen said then he would address that request. While not specific to K-12 education, a 2014 county-sponsored survey showed a decline in positive impressions of Douglas County as a place with good schools and educational opportunities. The 2012 district survey, taken by nearly 5,000 parents, showed general satisfaction with their children’s education. But more than 50 percent gave unfavorable ratings to the voucher program, 48 percent questioned whether the district was wisely allocating resources, and 39 percent responded “unfavorable” when asked if the district was headed in the right direction.


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Chili cook-off spices up hospital fundraising Highlands Ranch event will benefit new south campus By Savanna Walker Special to Colorado Community Media Chili for children, anyone? The south metro chapter of the Association of Volunteers for Children’s Hospital Colorado will host a chili cook-off June 21 to benefit the new south campus. The chapter provides volunteers to help with fundraising for the Aurora and Highlands Ranch locations. The cook-off is the first major fundraiser for this chapter and, according to volunteer organizer Helen Lenda, the funds will be distributed at its discretion. Fundraising organizations for Children’s Hospital Colorado are able to determine where to allocate their support, based on the hospital’s expressed needs. The chili cook-off will have four categories, three sanctioned by the International Chili Society and one for amateur cooks. The amateur division is open to anyone, and those interested in registering should contact the chapter as soon as possible at in order to sign up and receive further instructions. The cooking will begin at 9:30 a.m. and attendees


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will be able to purchase 50-cent samples of the chili entrants from 1-2:30 p.m. The ICS categories include salsa, chili verde and red chili. There will also be a prize awarded for best showmanship that will be given to the best-decorated booth. The event is geared around children and will feature several activities, including tortilla Frisbee. And as Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson and Rocky Mountain Harley Owners Group are among the underwriters of the event, children will also be able to climb up on the motorcycles and have their picture taken. Food vendors from the local community will be present and there will also be an extensive silent auction, with prizes ranging from a child’s birthday party to four airline tickets to a chef’s table dinner. Other prizes include a custom made T-shirt quilt, various gift baskets and tickets to attractions throughout the Denver area. Giveaways will take place throughout the event. The chili cook-off opens to the public at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the south campus, 1811 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch. Kids’ activities will begin running at noon and awards will be given at 4 p.m. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by Beacon Communications, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, Jammin’ DJ’s, Rock Mountain Harley-Davidson, Rocky Mountain Harley Owners Group, Saunders Construction and Senior Services of Illinois.



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Special Education Teacher for Strasburg Center Based Program- Current Colorado license as Severe Cognitive or Generalist teacher preferred. Current Colorado license as Severe Cognitive or Generalist preferred. Our BOCES serves 21 member school districts in Eastern Colorado and our program is currently located in Strasburg. We are team oriented and collaboratively support efforts of our staff for our children. Salary based on education and experience. Excellent benefits. Questions contact Tracy at (719) 775-2342, ext. 101. Please fax completed application and supporting documents, including resume, to (719) 775-9714 or email Equal Opportunity Employer.

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City of Black Hawk. Hiring Range: $17.59 $20.23 per hour DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record with the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire, and the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please apply online at employee_services. Please note: Applicants are required to upload their resumes during the online application process. Please be sure your resume includes all educational information and reflects the past ten (10) years’ work history. Applicants must apply online and may do so at City Hall which is located at 201 Selak Street in Black Hawk. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! EOE.

City of Black Hawk. Hiring Range: $56,486 - $64,959 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 goto/employee_services 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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CONCERT TUNES on the Terrace presents Kevin MaC at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Kevin MaC is a rising country star. Go to or call 720-509-1000.

June 23

GOLF TOURNAMENT A charity golf tournament to benefit AFA Wounded Airman Program and the local Air Force family is planned for Monday, June 23, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway, Aurora. The tournament is a scramble format and begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Sponsorships are available and donations for a silent auction are welcome. Registration for players and sponsors can be found at

July 9

AFTERNOON ARTS Scott O’Neill, resident conductor of the Colorado Symphony, presents a program of piano compositions at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Arts in the Afternoon at the Lone Tree Arts Center, in the Event Hall. Go to

July 12

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FANS OF the horn-driven power of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago will love this seventies-style jazz rock band. After many sold out performances at Dazzle, this Denverbased group brings songs from the band CHASE to the Terrace Theater. TUNES ON the Terrace: Motown Party FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 at 8pm; Terrace Theater; $20-$25 THIS PARTY will have you tapping your toe, clapping your hands, and maybe even creating a back-up dance with two of your best friends. The Temptations, The Four Tops, and The Jackson 5 lead the way in creating the “Motown Sound” with tight harmonies and groovin’ rhythms. Get ready for a party! ARTS IN the Afternoon: Once Upon a Time WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 at 1:30pm; Event Hall; $18 FEATURING VIOLINIST Elizabeth McKenna Greenberg, this violin and piano concert will feature storytelling classical music. Music includes Peer Gynt; Anitra’s Dance by Edvard Grieg and Romance by Beethoven, among others. FROZEN SING-ALONG AUGUST 29 at 8pm (Teens & Adults showing) & August 30 at 10am (Children’s showing) MAIN STAGE; Tickets $10 WHETHER YOU’VE seen it one time or one hundred times, chances are you know the lyrics to “Let it Go” by heart - and why wouldn’t you? This year’s top box office hit comes to LTAC with one mission - to get you to sing along! Join Olaf, Elsa, Anna, and the whole gang as you belt out “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” and “For the First Time in Forever.” Two showings allow for teens and grown-ups to have a fun night out while children and their families to enjoy a festival of snowy fun the next morning.

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GOP sheriff candidates

anderson wants to end ‘regime’ spurlock cites varied background New leadership is needed to challenge the status quo and refocus on public safety, customer service and responsible spending. Q: What makes you the best person for By Mike DiFerdinando the job? mdiferdinando A: Thirty-six years in law enforcement, 29 in command — every division and budget, extensive training and education, John Anderson has been a police officer unmatched volunteerism, real-world exfor more than 36 years. He began his ca- perience as a successful private businessreer at the Castle Rock Police Department, man knowing the value of a dollar vs. cawhere he still serves. reer government management, and strong He has worked in command and partnerships with citizens and administration for 29 years and as fellow agencies. Programs I instiSWAT commander for the past 13 tuted earned Castle Rock national years. He is a native of the town recognition — Top Safest Towns in and served as a captain until 2012, the US, Best Place to Raise a Family, when new Chief Jack Cauley elimiBest Places to Live, etc. I will bring nated the department’s captain that to our county. and lieutenant positions. AnderQ: What do you believe is the son also ran for the sheriff’s office most important issue in the eyes in 2006 against Sheriff Dave Weavof the people you would serve Anderson er, whose second term expires in if elected, and how would you ap2014. proach this issue? Anderson has been named police offiA: Our main purpose is to serve and cer of the year and citizen of the year and represented U.S. law enforcement in Vien- protect. The current focus is empire buildna, Austria, where he met with officials and ing, “use it or lose it” spending, and incarheads of state. In addition to law enforce- ceration vs. public safety. My focus is partment, he is also a private businessman and nering with citizens through community policing, evaluating a bloated $1 million/ rancher. With the primary election scheduled week budget and unionized step-grade for June 24, Colorado Community Media pay. I’ll let voters decide if $20 million/year asked three identical questions of the two sales tax continues for pet projects instead of public safety. Republican candidates for sheriff. The sheriff is not to be feared, but to Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: As the Republican write-in candidate, protect you from those that threaten your I will bring back our founding values to rights. My conservative morals and values the sheriff’s office. I was born and raised will ensure we respect you and your tax here, raising my children and grandchil- dollars, and bring new leadership to redren here. My duty and passion is serving store our founding values. our county — I take it personally. The entrenched 33-year regime is stagnant and an For more information on Anderson, go to elitist culture of intimidation is the norm.

Write-in candidate urges new leadership

dents, businesses, and visitors in Douglas County so that they continue to feel safe and comfortable. Q: What makes you the best person for the job? By Mike DiFerdinando A: I am the most qualified candidate mdiferdinando for the job. I am the only candidate that has commanded every division of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. I am Tony Spurlock is a Colorado native the only candidate that has supervised and 17-year resident of Douglas Coun- 400-plus law enforcement employees ty. He began his career at the Douglas and 200-plus civilians and volunteers. I County Sheriff’s Office in 1980. Spurlock am the only candidate with any experihas served as undersheriff for the last ence managing and commandeight years, leading a staff of more ing emergency management, than 460 and overseeing all areas and I’m the candidate with the of operations and administration operational and administrative on behalf of current Sheriff Dave skills that will do the best job. Weaver. Q: What do you believe is During his tenure, the sheriff’s the most important issue in office earned the National Sherthe eyes of the people you iffs’ Association Triple Crown of would serve if elected, and Accreditation award — a level of Spurlock how would you approach this accreditation only awarded to 46 issue? other sheriff’s offices since 1993. A: In my opinion, the most important Prior to his appointment as underissue in Douglas County is to maintain sheriff, Spurlock commanded all major public safety at a superior standard. areas of the sheriff’s office, including the investigation, detention and patrol divi- Douglas County citizens deserve the sions. Spurlock has also served as Doug- highest quality of service from law enlas County’s SWAT commander and as forcement officers, civilian employees leader of the 18th Judicial District’s Criti- and our volunteers. I’m proud to say that I’ve been instrumental in developing cal Response Team. With the primary election scheduled some of the special task forces to ensure for June 24, Colorado Community Media that our children and our elderly populaasked three identical questions of the tion are being protected. It is important to the people that the Douglas County two Republican candidates for sheriff. Sheriff’s Office is served by people that Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: The people of Douglas County de- have actually done the job and have acserve the most qualified, experienced, tual “hands-on” experience and knowlknowledgeable candidate to serve as edge to do the job. their sheriff, and I’m that candidate. My family and I love living in Douglas Coun- For more information on Spurlock, go to ty. I want to continue serving the resi-

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GOP cOunty cOrOner candidates Romann highlights management experience Montano cites education in run for office Coroner candidate is Denver investigator By Jane Reuter Tracey Montano is in her 19th year working for the Denver Coroner’s Office, where she is a medicolegal death investigator. She has a master’s degree in criminal justice, starting her career as an emergency medical technician. In 1995, while pursuing her undergraduate degree, she served Montano as an investigative intern and was later hired with the Denver Office of

the Medical Examiner/Denver Coroner’s Office. While there, she developed a mass fatality management preparation program, helping establish a reserve corps available to 10 north-central Colorado counties. Montano moved to Douglas County in 2000. She, her husband and two sons live in Castle Pines. With the primary election scheduled for June 24, Colorado Community Media asked three identical questions of the two Republican candidates for Douglas County coroner. Q: Why are you seeking this

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Chief deputy coroner seeks top job in office By Jane Reuter Jill Romann is the Douglas County chief deputy coroner and a medico-legal death investigator. Her 23-year career includes working in urban and rural regional medical examiner’s offices in Minnesota and Colorado, including Minnesota’s Hennepin County — home to nearly 1.2 million resi- Romann dents. She has worked with more than 45 law enforcement agencies in all ar-

eas of the coroner’s office. Romann began as an assistant death investigator. New to politics, she is a self-described fiscally conservative Republican who lives in Castle Rock’s Meadows neighborhood, attends The Rock Church, and is a graduate of Leadership Douglas County. She has three children and six grandchildren. With the primary election scheduled for June 24, Colorado Community Media asked three identical questions of the two Republican candidates for Douglas County coroner.

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Weaver runs on fiscal responsibility Strain touts his county experience Sheriff hopes to stay involved in government By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz Dave Weaver, who has served as Douglas County sheriff since 2005, has worked in law enforcement for 32 years. According to his campaign website, he “excelled at the DCSO by systematically being promoted through the ranks” and has served in all positions of administration and operations. Weaver, of Parker, has been involved in more than 20 organizations and boards and received numerous awards. He graduated from the Leadership Program of the Rockies, Southwest Command School and Leadership Douglas County and was an Weaver honor graduate of the FBI Academy. Weaver also served on the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Throughout all of his professional and political endeavors, Weaver says he has made safety, security and fiscal responsibility a top priority. With the primary election scheduled for June 24, Colorado Community Media asked three identical questions of the two Republican candidates for District 1 Douglas County commissioner. Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: I love serving our community. I have a clear vision to protect citizens’ rights and bring a unique skill set and level of expertise. I have in-depth knowledge of our county’s issues because I have driven every road for over

32 years. I understand what makes a community thrive. One of my priorities is to find renewable and affordable water by partnering with local and regional providers. I also want to focus on reducing traffic congestion and emergency management needs. Q: What makes you the best person for the job? I am an experienced, effective, honest and professional leader. Currently, I successfully lead over 700 employees and volunteers on a daily basis and manage, with fiscal prudence, a $50 million budget. The quality of life of our citizens is of vital importance and I believe in serving the best interests of our community. My vision is to preserve the beauty of our urban, rural and agricultural communities with a laser-beam focus on protecting the quality of our lives. Q: What do you believe is the most important issue in the eyes of the people you would serve if elected, and how would you approach this issue? A: Water, our economy and our safety. I will work to find solutions for affordable and renewable water for long-term growth and prosperity. I will strive to keep government in check and will work towards reducing the intrusion of government in our lives whenever possible. I also will do everything I can to prevent over-taxation of our citizens. I commit to focus on these issues that affect the safety and welfare of Douglas County. Your commissioners should work together to ensure our county is safe and prosperous for future generations, and I’m uniquely qualified and have a strong desire to make this happen.

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Longtime eatery owner ready for change By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz Stevan Strain, one of two Republican candidates running for Douglas County commissioner in District 1, has served on various local boards, including the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees, the Douglas County Planning Commission and the Douglas County Open Space Advisory Committee. The Parker resident did so to “gain knowledge and an understanding of the challenges that not only face our county but also our cities and communities,” he said. Strain is perhaps best known as the proprietor of the Warhorse Inn, Strain which he sold last year after 30 years in business. Running the downtown Parker restaurant, he said, lent him insight into the desires of the citizens, and further prepared him for an elected position. With the primary election scheduled for June 24, Colorado Community Media asked three identical questions of the two Republican candidates for District 1 Douglas County commissioner. Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: As a boy growing up, my mother worked for 35 years as the county clerk of the smallest county in Alabama. I had the opportunity to observe her bosses, the county commissioners. My conclusion was some were highly effective and intelligent; some were not. I was

mystified why counties didn’t have great candidates. I set out 30 years ago to become one of those great candidates. Q: What makes you the best person for the job? A: The multiplicity of responsibilities to employees, citizens, government and duties that a small businessman has to manage gives that business owner a wide spectrum of knowledge. In addition, the volunteer board service on most of the major boards in the county and community over 30 years has given me a unique skill set. I have an understanding of water, transportation networks, economic development, open space, libraries, cultural centers and county human services. Q: What do you believe is the most important issue in the eyes of the people you would serve if elected, and how would you approach this issue? Our most important issue is renewable, sustainable water for the next 100 years. We have and must continue to protect those homeowner and small business values by being at the table with our many water providers. The county is not a water provider but it can be a team member with those water districts. Currently, the RueterHess Reservoir has 10,000 acre-feet of water in it. At the 12,000 acre-feet milestone, it will equal Cherry Creek Reservoir. The ultimate capacity will be 75,000 acre-feet. Water must not be an inhibitor to the future of Douglas County and its people. To learn more about Strain’s viewpoints, visit


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For land’s sake, it’s an art show

KUVO collars kudos from columnist

Plein air artists will create paintings from some portion of the panoramic Dawson Butte Open Space Park in Douglas County. Courtesy photos

Douglas conservancy will benefit from event By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe The Douglas County Land Conservancy will host 20 noted regional and national landscape artists who will paint “en plein air” during the week of June 23 at Dawson Butte Open Space south of Castle Rock. They will display and sell the resulting artwork. The DLC says it is “dedicated to the preservation of the natural character, habitat and open space of the central Front Range region of Colorado, including Douglas County and surrounding areas.” The private open space is protected from future development by conservation easements, which fit the mission of the conservancy. The land is owned by Douglas County, and the 27-year-old conservancy holds the easement for this and other properties in Douglas, Elbert and Jefferson counties. The DLC holds 76 easements, protecting more than 22,000 acres, according to Richard Bangs of the DLC. The artists will donate part of the proceeds from sale of the week’s paintings to the DLC. From June 25-27, finished paintings will be exhibited and sold from 6-8 p.m. each evening at the Castle Rock Art

iF you go For the June 28 event from noon to 6 p.m.: Dawson Butte Open Space is located south of Castle Rock. Take exit 174 off Interstate 25 and drive north on the frontage road for two miles. At the railroad crossing, turn left on Tomah Road. Drive 1.6 miles and turn right into Dawson Butte Open Space parking. (Address: 1923 Tomah Road, Castle Rock.) For the evening gallery shows, June 25-27, 6 to 8 p.m.: The Art on the Edge Gallery is at 314 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. Information: DLC, Patti Hostetler, 303-688-8025.

Plein air artist Don Hamilton will paint and exhibit his work in the Douglas County Land Conservancy benefit event. Guild’s Art on the Edge Gallery at 314 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock, according to DLC executive director Patti Hostetler. These artists work in watercolor, acrylics, pastels, drawing and oil. On June 28, the main event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Dawson Butte Open Space Park. Artists will display and sell their paintings and conservancy volunteers will have food (burgers, brats, etc.) for sale, near picnic tables located at the trailhead. The public is invited to view, visit, buy an original artwork — and perhaps enjoy a hike on the Dawson Butte five-mile loop trail. Prospective buyers will be able to view the scene the artist chose to render and will also have an opportunity to talk with these skilled Western painters about how they approached a scene — and the changing light. Plein air painting events seem to be growing in popularity in Colorado, given its splendid scenery, and there is also an annual summer outdoor painting event in Denver, with urban paintings as well as landscapes resulting. There is an annual exhibit at the Denver Central Library at year’s end. Artists develop techniques for dealing with the vagaries of weather, devising ingenious ways to carry their paints, an

Denver’s own KUVO 89.3-FM public radio station was named one of the best Internet jazz radio stations worldwide by Pete Naughton, a writer for The Telegraph in London, one of the United Kingdom’s top media outlets. According to the story posted at www., Naughton, who writes for The Telegraph’s podcasts and internet radio columns, listed KUVO as one of the top three best “Jazz & Soul Internet Radio Stations” he’s discovered across the world. Below is what he reported in his online column, “Best Internet Radio Stations” on May 26. “I stumbled upon this award-winning music station by accident recently — and have been kicking myself for not finding it sooner. Based in Denver, Colorado, its artfully curated playlists mostly focus on jazz — broadcasting everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Madeleine Peyroux. A class act.” “We knew KUVO was a gem when we merged our public media organizations last year,” said Doug Price, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. “We’re proud of the work they do and the valuable service they provide to our Colorado community. We are excited for the future and the international doors that have been opened with the online radio stations and mobile app.” KUVO serves a diverse audience that loves jazz — all styles of jazz. The station’s lineup reflects the flavors of jazz from around the world. “We are proud of this international recognition,” said Carlos Lando, KUVO’s general manager. “We’ve always been proud of our long tradition of sharing jazz, blues and news with our loyal listeners in our community. But, it’s really fantastic that our community is growing worldwide. We have fans from Japan, Spain, China, and apparently the UK.”

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Artist Amy Evans will participate in the Douglas County Land Conservancy’s plein air painting event. easel and canvases or paper. Working in sun and wind means paints dry more quickly and, at times, one will find dirt or insects blown into the project at hand. Participating artists include: Don and Linda Hamilton, Ginger Whellock, Amy Evans, Lorenzo Chavez (of Parker), Tricia Bass, Chuck Mardosz, Rita Cirillo, Wes Hyde, Cheryl St. John and Karen Toppel. Also: Buffalo Kaplinski (of Parker), Cynthia McBride, Karen Button, Eldon Warren, Marianna M. Dufford, Michael Ome Unteidt, Margaret Jensen, Rodgers Naylor and Molly Squibb.

Step into the story with a visit to a new exhibit — Food: Our Global Kitchen — at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway) through Sept. 1, and take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals, and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. Food: Our Global Kitchen explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating, the exhibit illuminates the myriad ways food is produced and transported throughout the world. Admission is $5 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Kids 5 and younger and History Colorado members are free. Bring in a receipt from any Colorado Whole Foods Market for $2 off admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.

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Second City coming The Second City’s American Mixtape, a collection of Denver ditties that poke fun at relationships, politics and political relationships, plays The Garner Galleria Theatre through June 29.

From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Tim Meadows, Martin Short and Mike Myers among many other comedic icons, The Second City’s newest Denver concoction is directed by Billy Bungeroth with an ensemble featuring Nicole C. Hastings, Randall Harr, Meghan Murphy and Travis Turner. Beginning as a small cabaret theater on Chicago’s north side in 1959, The Second City has grown to become a comedy empire building a robust business based on its core improvisational methodologies.

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Tickets start at $25 for The Second City’s American Mixtape. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303-893-4100. Groups of 10 or more, call 303-446-4829. Additionally, tickets may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at

Spangle special

A crowd of 300 people is expected to gather at 11 a.m. on June 13 at Wind Crest retirement community in Highlands Ranch to sing the national anthem, hoping to set a record for the largest intergenerational singing of “The StarSpangled Banner.” The gathering at Wind Crest’s Fireside restaurant (3235 Mill Vista Road in Highlands Ranch) is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the poem during the bombardment of Fort McHenry that became the national anthem.

The seen

Cyndi Lauper and other girls (and boys) who just wanna have fun were

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spotted at Lucky Strike in the Denver Pavilions June 3. While there, Lauper bowled with a few of her staff while they ate crudites, fish tacos, guacamole and short rib tacos. I’m also told that she is much better suited as an awesome singer, as she bowled a 58. Lucky Strike staff noted that the celebrated singer was “very, very nice.”



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June 12, 2014

Fiddler’s Green gets needed upgrades Concert attendees will notice improvements By Sonya Ellingboe sellingboe When Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre opened for the Charlie Daniels concert honoring veterans and first responders on May 24, there was still evidence to be seen of the $6 million renovation underway at the concert venue, owned by the Museum Outdoor Arts and leased to other concert promoters since 1988. MOA, which operates an indoor gallery in Englewood, with educational programs and a large collection of outdoor art in several locations, was initially conceived by Cynthia Madden Leitner and her arts-oriented father John Madden, developer of the Denver Tech Center.


It has had a special interest in large site-specific sculptural art and is collaborating with the Arvada Center on placement of a sculpture collection on its extensive grounds, to open this summer. A space for smaller local concerts and events, Fiddler’s Green, which opened in 1982 and is located in Greenwood Village (the venue has had several other names over the years), has grown to more than 17,000 seats and hosted big national acts such as Lollapalooza and Bob Dylan (who returns July 31) — and it was showing wear and tear. Concert attendees this summer will sense improvements in the stage and sound systems immediately and will see ongoing improvement. A new 15-year lease was recently signed between the MOA and a new operator, AEG Live, including longtime promoter Chuck Morris and general manager Rob Thomas (building manager for Fiddler’s Green) who have publicized

extensive renovation plans. According to material sent out by the MOA, work will continue through the year. The entrance and curving walk up into the venue are redesigned for smoother traffic flow, with a new merchandise booth set back from the main walkway, so shoppers don’t block the arriving concert fans. Bathroom access is paved, facilities improved and concession booths are replaced. Madden Leitner said the backof-house improvements are ongoing: a catering area and kitchen, and administrative spaces will replace structures that were “practically demolished.” She is especially excited about the wall of living plants she proposed, which will be installed soon on the walls above all four portals and walls around the venue. It will include 35,000 live plants — “a panoramic living mural”, she called it — featuring plants known to do well in Colorado.

They are growing in a nursery now. LED lights will be placed throughout and a sound wave pattern will be developed with lights and foliage color. The designer is Paul Kephart of Rana Creek in Monterey, Calif., an ecological design and nursery firm. Each plant will be individually digitized so its needs for water will be monitored. A detention pond in adjacent Samson Park, also owned by MOA, will supply adequate water for the plants. This installation is a symbol of Madden Leitner’s expressed wish to make the entire operation as green as possible. A glance at the website shows numerous concerts scheduled through September, and more will no doubt be added. (AEG Live also operates the Gothic, Bluebird and Ogden theaters and 1stBank Center in Broomfield, as well as booking shows at Red Rocks and the Pepsi Center.)

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Franktown Lutheran Church & School

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School & ELC (Ages 3-5, Grades K-8)

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First United Methodist Church

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1200 South Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.3047


Sunday 8am, 9:30am, 11am Sunday School 9:15am Little Blessings Day Care

Church of Christ Sunday Worship - 10:00am Bible Study immediately following Thursday Bible Study - 7:30pm Currently meeting at: Acres Green Elementary School 13524 Acres Green Drive Serving the southeast Denver 303-688-9506 area

Highlands Ranch

Non-Denominational 9:00 am Sunday WorShip

Pastor Paul Flannery “It’s not about us... It’s about serving others... T hen God gets the Glory!”

2121 Dad Clark Drive 720.259.2390



Joy Lutheran Church

Where people are excited about God’s Word.

Sunday Worship: 10:45AM & 6PM Bible Study: 9:30AM Children, Young People & Adults 4391 E Mainstreet, Parker, Colorado 80134 Church Office – (303) 841-3836

Sharing God’s Love


Saturday 5:30pm

Joyful Mission Preschool 303-841-3770 7051 East Parker Hills Ct. • Parker, CO 303-841-3739 United Church Of Christ Parker Hilltop

Greenwood Village

10926 E. Democrat Rd.

Sunday Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

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9:15 am · for children and adults


Serving the community ages 21/2 – 6 years “Love, Learn, Laugh” TWITTER: @CECCastleRock

Littleton 303-688-3476

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Cowboy Church with Kevin Weatherby Line camp - Castle Rock Sundays 10 am DC Fairgrounds – Kirk Hall

Alongside One Another On Life’s Journey

Congregation Beth Shalom Serving the Southeast Denver area

Call or check our website for information on services and social events!


Highlands Ranch

303 N Ridge Rd. • Castle Rock • CO

Weaving Truth and Relevance into Relationships and Life

worship Time 10:30AM sundays 9:00am Spiritual Formation Classes for all Ages 90 east orchard road littleton, co


First Presbyterian Church of Littleton

You are invited to worship with us:

Sundays at 10:00 am

Grace is on the NE Corner of Santa Fe Dr. & Highlands Ranch Pkwy. (Across from Murdochs)


Parker evangelical Presbyterian church Connect – Grow – Serve

Sunday Worship

8:45 am & 10:30 am 9030 Miller road Parker, Co 80138 303-841-2125

Abiding Word

Open and Affirming Lutheran Church

Sunday Worship

8:00 am Chapel Service 9:00 & 10:30 am Sanctuary 10:20 am St. Andrew Wildflower Sunday School 9:00 & 10:30 am

303 798 6387

Parker, CO • 10am Worship 303-841-2808


Christ’s Episcopal Church 615 4th Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 303.688.5185

Sunday 9:30am

303-794-2683 Preschool: 303-794-0510

8391 S. Burnley Ct., Highlands Ranch

(Next to RTD lot @470 & University)

Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am


The Bahá’í Faith

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”

Weekly children’s classes, devotions and study 303.947.7540


Community Church of Religious Science Sunday 10:00 a.m. at the historic Ruth Memorial Chapel on Mainstreet


9203 S. University Blvd. Highlands Ranch, 80126

An Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10:30 4825 North Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock • 303-663-5751 “Loving God - Making A Difference”

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8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

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Dancers to twirl in pavilion Five dancers from the Hannah Kahn Dance Company will present a free familyfriendly performance in the Welcome Garden Pavilion at Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, at 10:30 a.m. on June 13. The entertaining presentation demonstrates the structure, disciplines and sources of choreography in four fully staged and costumed dances that display different styles, music, costumes and moods. Included: a folk song from Bulgaria, a contemporary classical piece, Palestinian music played by an oud trio and pop music from the 1960s. The program lasts about 45 minutes.

It’s a natural

“Creating the Nature of Nature” is a new program at South Platte Park for 9- to 13-yearolds with artists/writers/park interpreters Pam Roth O’Mara and Carol Peterson — a creative and reflective day of observation, art and writing as you explore the park. Participants will learn O’Mara’s thumbprint journal technique and will draw with colored pencils. It is offered June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $15/$20, includes materials. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Register: #6710006.

Zikr Dance

“Sanctuary” by Zikr Dance Ensemble, directed by David Taylor, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut, Boulder, 303-444-7328, and 7:30 p.m. June 27-28 at the PACE Center,

Art at library An “Invitational Art show” is hosted by Five Friends at the Bemis Library Art Gallery, 6014 S. Gallup St., Littleton, during library hours through June. The five artists are: Shirley Lamb, Joan Ball, Linda Metcalf, Beatrice Drury and Mary kay “MK” Moore Jacobus. 303-795-3961. 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, 303-805-6800,

Call for artists

Two venues are seeking art submissions: ● The Depot Arts Gallery’s 2014 All Colorado Show, a part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week, has a deadine of midnight July 7. The show is open to all Colorado artists. Entry via: Prospectus at Show dates July 30-Aug. 24. Juror: Joanne Burney. ● Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Submissions: July 5, 9-11 a.m. (actual work). Jurying: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unaccepted work pickup 1-3 p.m. Entry fee $10 per entry, exact cash. Accepted media: Ceramics, drawing, jewelry, glass, metals, mixed media, painting, photography. Two-dimensional works must be ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers) and three-dimensional work must be stable and fit on a 17-by-17-inch pedestal. Questions:

Mint program The Highlands Ranch Historical Society will host a program about “The History of Coins and the Denver Mint” at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. The HRHS also plans a member tour of the mint on June 24 — check for details.

Fanciful fun “The Dinosaur Play” will be presented free by young South Suburban Parks and Recreation actors in four SSPR parks, starting June 17. The fanciful tale, set millions of years ago, is tailored to young children and families, who are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to their neighborhood park: ● June 17, 10 a.m., Little Dry Creek Park, 6389 S. Clermont Court, Centennial ● June 18, 10 a.m., Puma Park, 7900 S. Ogden Way, Centennial ● June 19, 10 a.m., Gallup Gardens, 6015 S.

Joe Eberhardt, president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, and Greg Goodwin, CEO KUNI Automotive, focused their remarks on Anthony Brownlee, president/general manager Land Rover Denver. According to Eberhardt and Goodwin, the new location’s success can be attributed to Brownlee’s leadership and ability to create a positive work environment. The ribbon cutting was followed by a live ice sculpture cutting of the Land Rover logo and refreshments. “It was as classy as the vehicles,” said Peggy Cole, Little City Councilmember and Chamber member. The high profile event was

Gallup St., Littleton ● June 20, 7 p.m., Walnut Hills Elementary Amphitheater, 8443 E. Davies Ave., Centennial

Market moves

Centennial Artisans and Farmers Market (formerly Sundays at the Streets at Southglenn) will be held the second Saturday of the month: June 14 (10a.m. to 4 p.m.), July 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Aug. 9 (6-10 a.m.) at Centennial Center Park, Arapahoe Road between Revere and Vaughn.

Calendar of Events

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration at Land Rover Denver The South Metro Denver Chamber proudly supported the opening celebration of Land Rover Denver last Thursday, May 22nd. The new dealership is the result of the Kuni Automotive Company’s purchase and merger of Land Rover Denver East and Land Rover Highlands Ranch in 2011, and the renovation of the 6160 South Broadway property. Over 100 guests were greeted by the friendly Land Rover Denver staff and offered complimentary valet parking. The celebration kicked off with remarks from Marcia McGilley, interim CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber. McGilley reflected on the dealership becoming part of the KUNI Automotive family, a great community organization. “The South Metro Denver Chamber is thrilled to welcome Land Rover Denver to our area. They provide a vital product to our adventurous Coloradans,” said McGilley. The Chamber Board of Directors Chair is held by Herm Brocksmith, president/general manager/operating partner of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe. Chamber member and Mayor of Littleton Phil Cernanec also commented on the importance of the Kuni Automotive family’s importance to the state of Colorado. The automotive group currently owns 5 dealerships in Colorado, as well as dealerships in California, Oregon, and Washington.

Hannah Kahn Dance Company member Kasey Hall will dance with the company at a free family-friendly performance at 10 a.m. June 13 at Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Courtesy photo

well-attended by local politicians and business leaders including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and Brian Shaw, coach of the Denver Nuggets, and Gary Tedder, president of Southern Hospitality Franchisee Holding Corporation. For more information regarding the South Metro Denver Chamber’s events and membership opportunities, please visit www. Land Rover Denver is located at 6160 South Broadway, Littleton CO 80121. For more information visit

For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events and for more information, visit our web site at or call 303-795-0142.

Saturday, June 7:

Colorado National Guard Calfex - Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise Fort Carson HWY 115, Colorado Springs, CO 2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival 2:00 pm, Civic Green Park

Tuesday, June 10:

Business After Hours Hosted by Automated Business Products 5:00 pm, 11999 E Caley Ave, Suite A, Centennial, CO

Wednesday, June 11:

Exporting & Importing 101 WhippleWood CPAs Conference Center at the Chamber 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial, CO Cost $25 Register

Webinar: SBA Loan Guaranty Financing Options for Small Businesses Overview 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Online Register

Thursday, June 12:

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 2305 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 145, Centennial, CO

Friday, June 13: Pictured from Left to Right, Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, Tim Jackson President CADA, Eric Johnston Regional Vice President Jaguar Land Rover North America, Phil Cernanec Mayor of Littleton, Anthony Brownlee President/GM Land Rover Denver, Greg Goodwin CEO Kuni Automotive, Joe Eberhardt President Jaguar Land Rover North America.’

LYFE Kitchen Announces First Colorado Location with “Sprout Cutting” LYFE (Love Your Food Everyday) Kitchen, a “fresh casual” restaurant, celebrated the upcoming June 6 opening of its first Colorado location with South Metro Denver Chamber business leaders on Wednesday, May 28. In a whimsical celebration of health, they cut a garland of Brussels sprouts and peppers to mark the occasion. Prior to the sprouts ribbon cutting, Mike Donahue, partner and chief communications officer, provided welcoming remarks, as did DJ and Rachel Mitchel, owners of LYFE Kitchen Park Meadows. Joining them were Marcia McGilley, interim CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber, Rick Whipple, chair-elect of the South Metro Denver Chamber and owner of WhippleWood CPAs, and Pamela Schenk-Kelly, general manager of Park Meadows Retail Resort. “We are thrilled to bring the LYFE Kitchen concept to Denver,” said DJ Mitchell, owner/operator or LYFE Kitchen Denver. “We believe LYFE Kitchen and our motto of ‘Eat Good. Feel Good. Do Good,’ will be a perfect addition to the area given the active lifestyles of the people who live in the community.” Over 75 guests were treated to a luncheon featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. “Great event, the food was

fabulous and location perfect. I will definitely be coming back often!” said Gloria Eddy, director of marketing for MassMutual Colorado and Chamber member. LYFE Kitchen provides great-tasting, good-for-you food that is convenient and affordable. LYFE Kitchen offers delicious dishes to meet a variety of food preferences, and uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The message of “Eat Good” is brought to life through inspired dishes created by executive chefs Art Smith and Tal Ronnen, as well as Jeremy Bringardner, who recently won the title of Chopped Champion on the Food Network’s cooking competition show, Chopped. LYFE Kitchen’s three visionary chefs spent an entire year pursuing the LYFE Kitchen Restaurant taste quest - exploring varieties of herbs, spices and sauces - to develop flavors and find the ingredients that make LYFE’s menu so delicious. “The South Metro Denver Chamber is thrilled to have a health restaurant option for our members and neighbors,” said McGilley. “The food and smoothies were delicious and attendees went back for seconds on every item served.”

Discover Health and Wellness-Denver 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, 1231 S. Parker Road, Suite 100, Denver, CO

Saturday, June 14:

American Lung Association in Colorado 6th Annual Country Club Classic 4:00 pm, Denver Performing Arts Complex Sculpture Park 1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO

For more information regarding the South Metro Denver Chamber’s events and membership opportunities, please visit LYFE Kitchen is located between Crate & Barrel and Nordstrom at Park Meadows Retail Resort located at 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Suite 2805, Lone Tree, Colo. Visit for more information.

Rachel (2nd from left) and DJ Mitchell (3rd from right) are surrounded by LYFE Kitchen partners, Executive Chef Jeremy Bringardner, Marcia McGilley, interim CEO of the South Metro Denver Chamber, and special guest Pamela Kelly, Sr. General Manager of the Park Meadows Mall.

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Lone Tree Voice 19 June 12, 2014

Rock Canyon’s Young followed sport early Jaguar soccer standout bound for Portland U. By Jim Benton

jbenton Kaycie Young grew up watching some of the best one-two touch soccer players and molded herself into one. Young, a Rock Canyon senior, is the Colorado Community Media Girls Soccer Player of the Year. She is headed to the University of Portland next fall to play soccer, and Young’s arrival means the Pilots will also be getting the 2014 Continental League Player of the Year and the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year. “My sister (Bri) played soccer at a pretty high level when I was younger,” said Young. “I watched her play and I watch a lot of soccer on TV. I was taught to play that way (one-two touch). It was a pretty easy thing to develop because I had been watching it that way my whole life “ Rock Canyon coach Matt Henbest boasts that Young was part of the reason behind the Jaguars’ Continental League championship season. “She’s a good person with good character,” said Henbest. “In terms of on the field, she’s a

one-two touch soccer player. You have to be able to think quick. She sees the field so well. She is incredibly unselfish. She could have scored more goals. She is the all-time goalscoring leader at the school with 45.” Young, a 5-foot-7 midfielder, has led Rock Canyon in scoring the past three years. She finished her senior season with 13 goals and 35 points for Rock Canyon, which ended with a 16-2 record after a state quarterfinal loss to Ralston Valley. “If I have an opportunity, I usually try to take shots,” said Young. “I’ve always had players around me that can do that. I like to take shots when the opportunity presents itself. It comes with experience. It took me a while to start shooting.” It didn’t take long for opponents to learn that Young was a player who always needed to be marked. “Kaycie has a commanding presence on the field that is intimidating to opposing teams but yet calming to her teammates,” commented Highlands Ranch coach Danny Main . “I got to play with a lot of great people and the coaching staff was awesome,” said Young. “It was a great last year to end my high school career. I just wanted to be a good leader for all the underclassmen and returning players. I wanted to have fun and make it a memorable last season for me, and it was.”

Rock Canyon’s Kaycie Young, left, contends for a loose ball during the May 13 Class 5A state girls soccer quarterfinals against Ralston Valley at Shea Stadium. Young finished the year with 13 goals and nine assists, and has been named Colorado Community Media’s south metro girls soccer player of the year. Photo by Tom Munds

Dedication puts two at head of class Highlands Ranch’s Turnage, Creek’s Colter devoted to peak performance By Jim Benton jbenton Connor Turnage won his third consecutive triple jump state championship at the Colorado state track meet, and Jordyn Colter repeated as double winner in the May 16-18 meet at Jefferson County Stadium. Turnage, a senior at Highlands Ranch, is the Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Track Athlete of the Year, while Cherry Creek’s Colter gets the honor on the girls side. “Connor is a really dedicated track athlete,” said Falcons head coach Lou Krauss. “He’s a student of the sport. He understands the technique. Triple jump is a sport typically where you don’t develop until your junior or senior year. He hasn’t been beat in the triple jump in the state of Colorado since his freshman year.” Turnage, who will continue his track career at Nebraska, jumped 48-09.75 to win his third straight state title and finish what he termed a frustrating season. “I can’t complain too much, it was the second-best jump of my life,” said Turnage, who was the 2013 Colorado Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year. “As frustrating as the season was, I was pretty happy. I wasn’t jumping very well up until two or three weeks before state. “I wasn’t jumping well throughout the whole season, but I brought it around at the end. I was pretty confident I could win at state. It was just a matter of doing what I could.” Krauss was also confident. “He’s a big meet jumper,” said Krauss. “There were a couple technical issues that were kind of disguised, and we just caught them two or three weeks before the state meet. He was trying something a little different that I wasn’t aware of, and it was getting him too far forward. “Once we got that sorted out, he started jumping better. We worked hard to clean up his form. If we would have had one more week before state, he would have been jumping a foot farther.” Colter finished strong to win the 1600 meters in 4:57.27 at the state meet and also captured the 800 in 2:09.16. She won both those events at the 2013 state meet. The diminutive junior, who weighs less than 100 pounds, won the state cross country meet as a freshman, but collapsed from low sodium, low potassium and a high white blood cell count while holding a siz-

Cherry Creek’s Jordyn Colter, second from right, won two state titles this spring, helping to make her Colorado Community Media’s south metro female track and field athlete of the year. Photo by Jim Benton able lead during 2012 meet. She had mono during last fall’s cross country championships. Colter was strong on the track against a talented field in this spring’s 800 and 1600, but after each race looked drained. “That’s definitely something we’ve been somewhat concerned about,” admitted Creek distance coach Ethan Dusto. “She actually spent a lot of time in the offseason doing weight training to get her muscle mass up and her weight up. She’s been working a lot of different weight training type things to get stronger. “She has probably put on five to eight pounds of muscle mass in the off-season. She gets after it and trains harder than anybody else that I coach. She is always trying to hit more miles and a faster pace. She wants to take some time off and I definitely would like her to take some time off, do some cross-training, keep up the weight training so that she can be fit and ready for the cross country season. She needs to take some time off.” There are national track meets that can extend the season through June. Colter might skip some of those meets this month, with emphasis on the word “might.” “I was very happy to win both races at state,” said Colter. “I coach a club team in the summer, so I run a little with them. I do a lot of cross-training. “I’ll just probably keep my miles up and do crosstraining and just get ready for cross county. I might do a few races.”

Connor Turnage of Highlands Ranch, seen here competing in the long jump at the state meet, won the Class 5A triple jump in 48 feet, 9.75 inches, earning himself his third consecutive state title in the event. The combined leaps also earned him the honor of being named Colorado Community Media’s south metro male track and field athlete of the year. Photo by Ryan Boldrey


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June 12, 2014

McCaffrey’s camp continues in year five Dare to Play helps teach kids with Down syndrome the game of football By Jim Benton

jbenton Hugs were being passed around as much as footballs. The first session of this year’s Global Down Syndrome Dare to Play Football Camp was held June 3 at Valor Christian High School. It is affiliated and runs simultaneously with a Dare to Cheer clinic, which was held at Sports Authority Stadium and Valor. Game day is set for June 14 at Valor between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. with football games and cheerleaders performing prior to a celebration party. The games will kick-off with two members of the Thunderstorm Skydiving team landing in the stadium. Several Denver Broncos and Broncos cheerleaders will be in attendance. Campers and their buddy partners from the Valor Christian football team went through drills that usually ended with hugs and high-fives. The camp, developed by former Denver Bronco Ed McCaffrey, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Sie Center physical therapist Patricia C. Winders and Valor coaches, teaches core touch football skills to the participants who also partake in team-building activities. “It’s great,” said Valor senior Sabastian Sock. “I’m loving it. It’s great being out here with all these guys. This is one of everyone’s favorite times. It’s really nice to come out and be able to show football to these kids.” McCaffrey, a former NFL wide receiver, launched the camp in 2010. I was introduced to Michelle Sie Whitten (Global co-founder and Executive Director) by my buddy Luke Stahmer,” related McCaffrey. “He knew that I had been running football camps for a long time. She (Whitten)

Former Denver Bronco Ed McCaffrey talks to players during Valor Christian’s Dare to Play camp on June 3. Photos by Jim Benton was interested in creating an opportunity for young men and women with Down syndrome to play the sport of football and have a team activity. “I said I don’t see why we couldn’t put a camp together. Our coaches coach the game, these guys want to play. If you get campers to sign up, I’d be happy to come out and teach them the game of football and give them an opportunity to have some fun with their friends. Unfortunately there are not a lot of opportunities for young men and women with Down syndrome to participate in team activities. I wasn’t aware of that until she informed me of that fact. We’ve got to change that. If there’s anything that I know, it’s football so I said let’s start with a football camp. They do a cheer camp as well.” There were 40 campers at the start of this year’s camp, almost double in size from the first camp four years ago.

“We are so grateful to Ed McCaffrey for helping us put this camp together and to the Denver Broncos cheerleaders who spearhead our Dare to Cheer camp,” said Whitten. “With the help of the Sie Center at Children’s Hospital we are able to provide a safe and nurturing environment where the participants learn to play football and cheer. “Our first year we had several fathers actually tear up because they never thought that they would see their son play football. The joy this brings to our campers, their families and equally to the Valor Christian players really is more than we could ever hope for.’’ McCaffrey has scored a touchdown with this camp. “Every year we look forward to the kids coming out,” said McCaffrey. “You can see they are smiling, high-fiving and having fun with their friends. They are learning the sport and they are playing the game of football.”

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Daniel Hendrickson, left, works out with Valor Christian senior Sabastian Sock, during the Valor Christian Dare to Play camp this past week.


ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) While nothing can deter a determined Bovine from following a course you believe in, it helps to have some supporting data and statements by trusted colleagues to make your case. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Take advantage of new information that could help make your career transition easier. The weekend is a good time to re-establish relationships with people you haven’t seen in a while.

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CANCER (Jun 21 to Jul 22) Personal matters demand your attention as once-stable situations begin to shift. Quick action to shore things up is called for in order to avoid more problems down the line. LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22) Although your financial picture begins to brighten, “thrift” and “caution” are still the watchwords for fiscally astute Leos and Leonas to live by. Expect news about a family matter. VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sept 22) Before you try to blame a colleague for a workplace problem, make sure you have the proof to back you up. Make some quiet inquiries on your own to try to solicit more information. LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 22) Trying to cheer up a depressed friend or downcast family member can be difficult. But keep at it, and your efforts should soon pay off in ways you might have never expected. SCORPIO (Oct 23 to nov 21) Taking a new look at an old and frequently recurring problem might lead you to consider making some surprising changes in the way you had been handling it up till now. SAGITTARIUS (nov 22 to Dec 21) Despite what the naysayers might say, setting your sights on a new goal could be one of the smartest things the typically sagacious Sagittarian has done in a long time. CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19) Rebuilding an unraveling relationship won’t be easy. But you can do it, if you really want to. Just remember to keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18) A new friendship could develop into a close relationship. Meanwhile, reassure an old friend who might be feeling neglected that he or she is still an important part of your life. PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20) You might be feeling that you’re still in over your head as you continue trying to adjust to your new situation. But the pressures ease by week’s end, giving you time to come up for air. BORN THIS WEEK: YYou have a gift for sensing the feelings of others. You might consider a career in some aspect of counseling. © 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Mountain Vista senior right-hander Nick Leonard was tabbed as the Continental League’s Pitcher of the Year and Max George of Regis Jesuit was named Player of the Year. The Golden Eagles’ coach Ron Quintana was named co-Coach of the Year along with Regis Jesuit’s Matt Darr. The following is the first team All-Continental League baseball team: Jack Brett, Regis Jesuit; Kade Castleberry, Rock Canyon; Ryan Connolly, Douglas County; Keenan Eaton, Chaparral; Max George, Regis Jesuit; Alan Jeanjaquet, Ponderosa; Nick Leonard, Mountain Vista; Michael Paul, Castle View; Greg Pickett, Legend; JP Rubino, Douglas County; Brent Schwartz, Regis Jesuit; Nick Shumpert, Highlands Ranch; Jack Strunc, Mountain Vista; Justin Thaxton, Regis Jesuit; and Brody Westmoreland, ThunderRidge.

Ex-Golden Eagle to train with U-23 team Oregon’s Bri Pugh, the older sister of Mountain Vista sophomore standout Mallory Pugh, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team’s second training camp which will be held June 7-14 in Chula Vista, Calif. Pugh, who played at Mountain Vista, started 49 of 52 matches at Oregon in the past three years as a speedy forward but was called to the national camp as a defender where her athleticism could fit into the mold of an outside back. Mallory Pugh has participated in two Under-20 National training camps this spring.

Futures Game rained out The Rockies Futures Game scheduled for June 8 after the Rockies-Dodgers contest at Coors Field wound up cancelled (with no make-up date) due to weather, but it would have featured 22 baseball players from south metro schools. South metro players scheduled to play on the senior team were: Keenan Eaton (Chaparral), Grant Farrell (Cherry Creek), Hayden Gerlach (Valor Christian), A.J. Jones (ThunderRidge), Nick Leonard (Mountain Vista), Tyler Loptien (ThunderRidge), Ted Ramirez (Arapahoe), Matt Rindal (Cherry Creek), Ryan Robb (Cherry Creek) and Brody Westmoreland (ThunderRidge). The underclassmen team included: Josh Brown (ThunderRidge), Ryan Connolly (Douglas County), Jake Eissler (ThunderRidge), Bryce Dietz (Rock Canyon), Aaron Germani (ThunderRidge), Chris Givin (Rock Canyon), Blake Goldsberry (Cherry Creek), Mark Mumper (Mountain Vista), Aneus Roberson (Cherry Creek), Nick Shumpert (Highlands Ranch), Jordan Stephens (Legend) and Cody Wood (Cherry Creek).

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The Continental vs. Centennial League summer basketball tournament challenge will be held June 19-21 at Heritage High School. The eight teams from each league will play against each other with each team guaranteed two games per Public Notice day. The teams will play back-to-back games so players Zero DOUGLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT won’t have the stay around the gym. PURCHASING DIVISION 100 will THIRDbe STREET, SUITE Head-to-head conference games tallied for130 the CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80104 TELEPHONE: 303-660-7434 three days to determine which league is the best for the & FAX: 303-660-9661 summer. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Games will be held between 8 a.m. and 4 #023-14 p.m. each ww (RFP) GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES FOR THE day. Games will have two 20-minute halves with a runPARKER ROAD & BRIDGE FACILITY ning clock. The clock will be stopped with a minute left The Department of Facilities, Fleet and in the first half and two minutes in the Support second half.hereinafter Emergency Services, referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from professional, highly-qualified firms for geotechnical services associated with the construction of the Parker Road and Bridge Facility Project. This project includes the following major elements: (7) new buildings (administrative service shops, garage spaces, material storage buildings, fuel island and a car wash building); multiple new concrete pads; new retaining walls, new curb cuts, a new heavy duty vehicle scale and detention/retention pond considerations.


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Government Legals Public Notice DOUGLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT PURCHASING DIVISION 100 THIRD STREET, SUITE 130 CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO 80104 TELEPHONE: 303-660-7434 FAX: 303-660-9661 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) #023-14 GEOTECHNICAL SERVICES FOR THE PARKER ROAD & BRIDGE FACILITY The Department of Facilities, Fleet and Emergency Support Services, hereinafter referred to as the County, respectfully requests proposals from professional, highly-qualified firms for geotechnical services associated with the construction of the Parker Road and Bridge Facility Project. This project includes the following major elements: (7) new buildings (administrative service shops, garage spaces, material storage buildings, fuel island and a car wash building); multiple new concrete pads; new retaining walls, new curb cuts, a new heavy duty vehicle scale and detention/retention pond considerations. The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website. Proposal responses will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Four (4) hard-copies and

The RFP documents may be reviewed and/or printed from the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System website at RFP documents are not available for purchase from Douglas County Government and can only be accessed from the abovementioned website.

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Proposal responses will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 by Douglas County Government, Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 100 Third Street, Suite 130, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104. Four (4) hard-copies and one (1) CD/Flash-drive copy of your proposal response shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, plainly marked “Request for Proposal (RFP) #023-14, Geotechnical Services for the Parker Road & Bridge Facility”. Electronic/faxed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be considered which are received after the time stated, and any proposals so received will be returned unopened. Douglas County Government reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive formalities, informalities, or irregularities contained in a said proposal and furthermore, to award a contract for items herein, either in whole or in part, if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the County to do so. Additionally, we reserve the right to negotiate optional items and/or services with the successful firm. Please direct any questions concerning this RFP to Carolyn Riggs, Purchasing Supervisor at 303-660-7434 or, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Legal Notice No.: 925562 First Publication: June 12, 2014 Last Publication: June 12, 2014 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press



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Q: Why are you seeking this office? A: I’m running for Douglas County coroner to serve the people of Douglas County. I’m part of the management team that has increased the quality and speed of service while saving Douglas County taxpayers more than $1 million. We’ve cleaned house — two of the people who were terminated are now convicted felons — and instituted policies that have restored honor to our department. I will maintain the fiscally responsible, exceptional service that Douglas County deserves. Q: What makes you the best person for the job? A: I have 23 years of experience as a medico-legal death investigator and management experience, including in our Douglas County Coroner’s Office where I’m chief deputy coroner. I’ve worked smoothly with and trained more than 45 law enforcement agencies, conducted 50,000 death investigations, worked alongside nationally recognized forensic pathologists and assisted with thousands of autopsies. I’m one of only 175 at the highest level of national tested certification. Providing families with answers gives me deep satisfaction. Q: What do you believe is the most important issue in the eyes of the people you would serve if elected, and how would you approach this issue? A: The most important issue is maintaining the high quality of service to our community that is the hallmark of our current coroner’s office. This issue includes qualifications, integrity, experience, and fiscal responsibility. Frankly, it is concerning that my opponent is backed by many of the people who failed to clean house, maintain proper controls and policies, wasted our tax money, and employed people who tarnished Douglas County government’s image and reputation by their actions and crimes. We need to maintain the high standards that the Douglas County coroner’s office has achieved under the current administration where I am second in command.


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