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Douglas County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 28

July 25, 2013

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Renaissance! A Centennial State tradition, the Colorado Renaissance Festival has just two Saturdays and two Sundays left this summer. So before it passes you by, head on down to Larkspur and kneel to the King and Queen, take an elephant ride, watch some fire-breathing entertainment and enjoy a late-afternoon joust while enjoying a turkey leg and cold beverage. The festival, which brings the medieval out in many, features fine art, fare of the times, rides for the kids and more. For more information, visit www.colorado renaissance.com.

Future of plaza explored Entertainment District could include parks, play areas, promenade By Jane Reuter

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Goodness gracious, “Great Balls of Fire.” This man has the hottest job at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, performing four times a day.

During a mid-afternoon parade July 21 at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, this elephant thought he would snack on a nearby tree on the walk past.

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Impromptu parades and medieval garb are never an uncommon sight at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. The festival, held in Larkspur, runs on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 4.

County woman sees future as spokesmodel 27-year-old aims to help others as face of nonprofit By Chris Michlewicz

cmichlewicz@ ourcoloradonews.com If experience equals wisdom, Michelle Marie is wise beyond her years. Her late teens and early 20s were a roller coaster ride marked by a bold, cross-country move away from her parents that “failed miserably,” a runway modeling career for Redken Fifth Avenue that ended in substance abuse, bulimia and a suicide attempt, and a rockbottom moment in which she faced eviction, car repossession

Michelle Marie, who earned the Ms. Colorado State title in June, aspires to be the face of a nonprofit organization. The spokesmodel moved from Wisconsin to Parker five months ago. Photo by Chris Michlewicz and life without a cell phone. As she stands today, at the age of 27, one wouldn’t be able to pick up on the troubles that

plagued her past. Marie appears easygoing, confident and full of life. And that’s largely because she has come out on the

other side with a renewed attitude and a list of ambitions. Having just moved to Parker five months ago with her boyfriend and dog, Marie found herself, again, in a strange place with no money and no nearby friends or family. But this time it was different. The move from Lake Geneva, Wis., was meant as a fresh start, and so far, so good. Since February, Marie has found a slew of sponsors, been crowned Ms. Colorado State, created a women’s networking group called FemCity Denver, and started a career as a public speaker. That was after a brief stint working for a roofing company. It’s difficult to tell which Woman continues on Page 22

The Lone Tree Entertainment District of the future will be the city’s heart, with parks, play areas and fireplaces where neighbors and visitors gather, and pedestrians flow easily from one side to the other across Park Meadows Drive. That’s the vision of the area tentatively renamed Lone Tree Plaza that consultant John Ward presented to the Lone Tree City Council during its July 16 meeting. He presents it to the community during a 4-7 p.m. July 25 open house at the Bridge Center building in the entertainment district. Ward, whose 505 Design company contracted with the city to create a plan for the retail area, described a grand vision but didn’t talk about financing. That’s the second phase of his company’s contract with Lone Tree, and one that can’t happen until the city and district business owners find a shared vision. Ward said he found striking commonality among the approximately 85 people he surveyed about the district, an area off Yosemite Street and Park Meadows Drive anchored by United Artists theater, Mimi’s Cafe, the Brunswick Zone and Sky Venture Colorado, among others. “There’s a lot of community pride here,” said Ward, whose survey included 20-somethings who rent apartments in Lone Tree, seniors and working professionals. “They feel it is superior to other communities in the metro area.” For that reason, Ward said, events such as a farmers market in the parking lot of the district haven’t enjoyed overwhelming success. “People in Lone Tree don’t envision themselves as being that kind of person,” he said. Almost everyone agreed Lone Tree lacks a center, he said. They also concurred on their assessment of the entertainment district, calling it “hodge-podge” and “disconnected.” “Everybody comes to the Entertainment District, but there’s no reason to stay,” Ward said. “There’s no question Lone Tree Plaza could be the heart of Lone Tree. (But) this whole idea of connecting the district is extremely important, creating a way for people to get across Park Meadows Drive.” In addition to extending Kimmer Drive across Park Meadows Drive, Ward suggested building a median along a portion of Park Meadows Drive to create a physical differentiation. “As you drive through this piece, you’re going to feel something really different,” he said. A now overgrown retention area and trail that extends south near the University of Colorado’s Lone Tree Health Center becomes a city park in Ward’s scenario.

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No far-off land for these missionaries 10:45 a.m. Bob, 65, sits on a low shady wall in the small quiet park sandwiched between the state Capitol and Civic Center in Denver. Headphones in one ear, he is listening to Rush Limbaugh, his belongings packed tightly into the bulging backpacks on either side of him. Along with a few other men perched farther down the wall or lounging under leafy trees, he is waiting. 11:10. The park is suddenly busy. Within minutes, a cluster of young men and women have set up white tents and tables upon which a buffet of food begins to appear. 11:45. A line has started to form as trays of chicken shish kebab are brought to the tables, now laden with bowls and trays of watermelon and fruits, potato and green bean salads, chocolate chip cookies, water, lemonade and other flavored drinks. “They give a good meal,” says Bob, eyes crinkling under a blue winter cap, the muffs pinned above his ears, three binder clips snapped on the brim. A sparse, black beard and mustache streaked with thick gray whiskers frame his tanned face. The food is good. But the conversation is better. “They’ll talk to you,” Bob says. “It’s pretty neat.”

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They are young Catholic missionaries, who since Thanksgiving 2011 have turned the second Saturday of the month into Lunch in the Park for the homeless in downtown Denver. With help and donations from church volunteers around the metro area, they bring home-cooked meals to Lincoln Park, in the heat of summer and the cold of winter.

But the real gift they bring is one many take for granted — someone to talk to, someone to listen, a human connection. “This lunch is wonderful,” Bill, 60, says in a soft voice as he sits on the grass, eating. “But that doesn’t even touch what they’ve done for me. ... I got a lot of my dignity back from them.” The missionaries of Christ in the City, a Catholic service organization that asks young people between 18 and 29 to dedicate one semester to a year working with the poor and other marginalized segments of society, come from throughout the country. They hope to grow spiritually while ministering — mind, body and spirit — to those in need. They find connections to resources and mental health support, if needed. They provide food, sleeping bags, clothes. They talk about God, if asked. But more than anything, they offer friendship. Under a blue tent just across from the buffet, Kati Belsole places a statue of the Virgin Mary on a card table in preparation for the recitation of the rosary, which takes place before food is served. She is 23, from New York, with a degree in theology, and she talks passionately about her desire to share God’s mercy with the poor and homeless.

But “part of our ministry is just that conversation element, showing people they have dignity and they’re worth it,” she says. “They’re worth it just because of the fact they’re a person.” She arranges a vase of red and white fabric roses next to the statue, along with a large crucifix and wooden rosaries she’ll hand to those in the park who want them. “We really want to know the person, their joys and their struggles,” Belsole says. “It’s a relational thing. We really try to remember people’s names and their stories.”

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Bill will tell you his story is one of redemption. The missionaries found him on the 16th Street Mall nine months ago. He was drinking every day. “They would stop and talk to me.” A slight man, he wears wire-rim glasses and a cap. “Without fail, if I was there, I would see them.” He pauses, takes a bite from his plate. “Well, I’ve had people make a little effort, but I’ve never had anyone come every day that I could count on.” Recently, Bill says, a car hit him as he was crossing a street. The collision put him in the hospital for three weeks. “They would come see me every day, pray for me. When I started getting better, they still came by.” Raised in the Catholic faith, Bill began talking about God. “They helped me get my life back spiritually, even physically.” He has not had a drink, he says, in five months. He is living at Samaritan House shelter, working toward a job and his own place. Early next month, he will see his sister from Indiana

for the first time in 1½ years. “They’ll just take you on a human basis,” Bill says. “People who have been in the position I was in, we just don’t have many people who we can talk to on a normal level, whatever that might be. And they gave me confidence to talk to other people I normally wouldn’t have talked to.” He is quiet. “I don’t know how to put into words how thankful I am.”

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Alex Lambis, 23, is a college graduate from Orlando with a degree in interpersonal communication. He spends two hours each day wandering the streets of Capitol Hill. He has come to know many of its homeless residents well. There’s Zachary, artistic and creative. And Art, tender and caring. Bernie is open and genuine. Jessica — loving, motherly. “I’ve had people ask me why I’m out there every day,” Alex says. “I say, `We’re just out here, to hang out with you guys and see how you’re doing.’ ... I think the constant presence makes a difference. It takes perseverance and constant effort and not giving up on people.” Alex has learned much about faith and human dignity from his friends on the street. He’s become more compassionate, he says. And “I’ve come to realize there is beauty that can be drawn in the middle of suffering — even if the situation is bad and ugly, good can be drawn from it.” On this Saturday in the park, he sits down next to Jessica. A pretty mother of two, she is 32. She has carefully braided her hair and shadowed her eyes. She wears hoops in her ears and bracelets, a bright Healey continues on Page 22

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Repairs planned on historic cabin More than $2,600 slated to be spent on Tallman/Newlin project By Chris Michlewicz

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Parker Area Historical Society President Mike Mulligan surveys the grounds of the Tallman/Newlin Cabin, which was built in 1866 a half-mile from where it stands today in the northern part of Canterberry Crossing. Photo by Chris Michlewicz

Parker Area Historical Society President Mike Mulligan talks about the Tallman/Newlin Cabin where repairs will take place with the help of a local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter. Photo by Chris Michlewicz Cabin for a history lesson, but outside of that, there are few visitors. The historical society aims to change that. The cabin is on the Colorado State Register of Historic Places and is designated

as a landmark by the Town of Parker. It was deeded to the Parker Area Historical Society in 1996 by Black Creek Capital. For more information, go to www.parkerhistory.org.

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Colorado residents are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers — including themselves — for the opportunity to win a free cruise in a contest sponsored by Home Instead, Inc. Submit your nomination and vote by Aug. 24 at cruise.caregiverstress.com. The cruise will set sail from Cape Canaveral, Fla., with stops in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. In addition to the cruise, the winning recipient will receive 40 hours of free care from a Home Instead Senior Care professional. For more information, visit www.homeinstead.com.

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South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s “Individuals Who Influence” Lunch & Speaker Series continues with South Suburban Board of Directors Chairman John Ostermiller’s presentation, “Preparing for the Future,” at noon July 31 at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. A second-generation Colorado native and Littleton resident, Ostermiller held several city posts, including mayor. Ostermiller was appointed to South Suburban’s Parks and Recreation District Board in 2009, and was elected chairman in 2012. Cost of the lunch programs is $20, and $15 for those age 65 and over. Reservations are required. Register online at www.sspr. org or call 303-347-5999.

Cook Creek Pool, located at 8711 Lone Tree Parkway. Events include games, food, drinks and entertainment. Kids should bring swim attire, sunscreen and a towel. Admission is $10. Register at the door or call South Suburban’s registration office at 303-347-5999.

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Standing in a field on a quiet street in Canterberry Crossing is a piece of Parker’s early history, but even some residents living blocks away are unaware of its existence. The bright exterior colors on the Tallman/Newlin Cabin suggest devoted upkeep, but the tiny structure is once again in need of renovation. The Parker Area Historical Society, a nonprofit organization that watches over the last remnants of the past, partnered with the Daughters of the American Revolution on a $2,600 project to spruce up the cabin. Contractors will repair rotting steps, replace damaged latticing around the cabin base with a weather- and rodentresistant material, put in a new back door, and apply a new coat of paint. Crews will also replace a barbed-wire fence, a rotted window and a door lock, as well as fixing up the pathway leading to the front of the cabin. Mike Mulligan, president of the historical society, said the improvements are necessary to preserve the nearly 150-yearold structure for future generations. The goal is to also introduce current Parkerites, most of whom have never ge 22 heard of the Tallman/Newlin Cabin. Even in Canterberry Crossing, “people don’t know about it,” he said, aside from those who live in the vicinity of Callaway Road and Canterberry Drive. Built in 1866 by John and Elizabeth Tallman, some of the first settlers in the area, the cabin has a storied and sometimes tragic history. Just a few yards to the south of the cabin is a cemetery with headstones bearing the names of its second occupants, the Newlin family. But nearby are three unmarked graves containing the remains of three unidentified people. In an application for a matching grant from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the historical society says Newlin family lore indicates that Hattie Parker and her daughter, Mary, died of cholera and were buried there by Moses Parker, who was distraught and took his own life, possibly in 1892. Longtime Parker Area Historical Society member Larry Smith is in the process of trying to determine the origin of the graves. The last member of the Newlin family died in the 1960s and the property was bought by developers in the 1970s. The cabin was moved 1,000 feet in 1996. The exterior, with its aquamarine trim, is in stark contrast to the dark, dusty confines inside.

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jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Lone Tree is seeking applicants for its annual Citizens’ Police Academy. The free 10-week program that starts Aug. 14 gives participants a peek into the life of a law enforcement officer. “We really to give the opportunity for citizens and people that work here to understand what their police officers do and why,” said Officer Jennifer Purdy. “This is a fun, educational way to do that.” Participants won’t just hear about the daily lives of police officers; they’ll also get to experience many aspects. Most sessions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights, with some special events — including a mock crime scene investigation and driving a police car — held on Saturdays. The mock crime scene is among the academy’s high-

lights. “We set up a full mock crime scene and have a detective that will give some instruction on what Investigations does and what to think about when you approach a crime scene,” Purdy said. Volunteer actors bring life to the mock murder scene. Academy participants interview the volunteer victims and witnesses. While academy participants don’t get to fire real guns, they will participate in police gun training. Realistic scenarios give them a chance to use a laser gun. “You can see what it would be like if you were actually on scene with a gun in your hand, how you react and how quickly you have to react,” Purdy said. Taser and K9 demonstrations, fingerprinting and discussions on police ethics also are part of the course. Class size is limited to about 25 people. Prospective students must be at least 18 and pass a criminal background check. To apply, visit the Lone Tree Police Department’s Community Partnership Unit link at www.cityoflonetree.com or call Purdy at 303-339-8150.


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Veteran cop facing serious drug charges Littleton police officer is in federal custody By Jennifer Smith

jsmith@ourcoloradonews.com Littleton Police Officer Jeffrey Allan Johnston, 46, is facing charges that could mean life in prison after being arrested by the FBI on drug charges July 19. Cmdr. Trent Cooper said the 22-year LPD veteran was taken into custody at his home without incident. “The alleged drug activity was confined to his personal life and there is no indication or belief that any criminal misconduct occurred in relation to his work with the Littleton Police Department,” said Cooper. According to an FBI affidavit, on July 15, Johnston called a known drug dealer who has peddled his wares during parties at

Johnston’s Parker home in the past. Johnston asked if he could buy between 40 and 50 ecstasy pills. The FBI then conducted a “controlled delivery” of 37 pills and 6 grams of ecstasy powder, for which Johnston paid $1,300. Following the exchange, Johnston was taken into custody and his home was searched. In the kitchen, agents found the fresh delivery and a Colt Officers Model .45-caliber pistol loaded with seven rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. They also found suspected cocaine, suspected steroids, hundreds of suspected prescription pills, additional firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, empty pill pouches, a drug test kit and a scale. Johnston was taken to the Jefferson County Detention Center originally. He is now in federal custody, though FBI spokesperson Jeff Dorschner declined to specify

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where. Johnston appeared in court to be advised of his rights and the charges on July 22. He faces one count of possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, which carries a penalty of not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine of not more than $1,000,000; one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, which carries a penalty of not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine of not more than $500,000; one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, which carries a penalty of not less than five years and not more than life in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000; and one count of using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking felony, which carries a penalty of not more than four years in federal prison and up to a $500,000 fine. Johnston has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Cooper called him a model employee who was professional, meticulous and always willing to help. He was most recently assigned to the traffic motorcycle unit, conducting traffic enforcement and accident investigations. In the early and mid-1990s, according to Cooper, he was a member of the recently disbanded South Metro Drug Task Force. “If the charges are true, it’s an absolute disappointment, mixed with anger and sadness” said Cooper. “We expect our officers to uphold a certain code and a certain behavior. We hold them accountable just like we would any other citizen that made the same mistake.” The government is asking the court that Johnston be held in custody without bond pending a resolution of his case. A detention hearing and a preliminary hearing are scheduled to take place on July 25 at 3 p.m.

Man convicted of sex assault on girl Already serving time for child pornography By Staff report A Highlands Ranch resident who is currently serving the second year of a five-year sentence for child pornography was convicted last week for sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. James Holzer, 51, was found guilty of sexually abusing a child between the years of 1996 and 2010 in Highlands Ranch. He had worked as a self-employed real estate broker before his prison sentence. “Here, a brave young woman bravely came forward and confronted the man who attacked and traumatized her in her childhood,” said 18th Judicial District Attorney

George Brauchler. “Such uncommon courage is to be commended. “I am particularly disturbed that James Holzer previously exploited other children by viewing pornographic images of multiple victims.” Holzer is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 19 in Division 3 in Castle Rock. He faces a potential sentence of between two years Holzer and life in prison. The case was investigated by Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective David E. Weaver and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Melissa Coffey. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo prosecuted the case on behalf of the 18th.

douglas county sheriff briefs Missing ring has high value

A woman golfing at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker on July 9 forgot to remove her wedding ring before heading out onto the course. Once she and her family began their round she noticed she was still wearing it and clipped it to her golf bag with a carabineer clip. After the family returned to the clubhouse, they had a valet bring the car around and load up the clubs in the trunk. The following day she remembered she had put her ring, valued at $30,000, on the bag, and when she went to retrieve it she noticed it was not there and the carabineer was fastened in a different way. The case is closed pending any further investigation that warrants its opening.

Lights out in Larkspur

Residences in the 1200 block of Fremont Drive, 1000 block of Hoosier Drive, and the 7100 block of Boreas Road, all in Larkspur, reported driveway lighting being vandalized sometime overnight late July 12 or early July 13. Nine driveway lights, attached to underground wiring, were damaged at the Fremont address, several solar lights lining the drive at Boreas Road home were destroyed and scattered about, and six solar lights and a sprinkler head were broken at the Hoosier home. The combined total damage between the three homes was estimated at around $400.

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A white Diamondback Overdrive Pro, valued at $1,500, was stolen July 15 after being locked up to a pole in front of an apartment building on the 1700 block of Shea Center Drive in Highlands Ranch.

Sometime between the night of July 10 and late morning July 12 an air-conditioning unit was stolen from a garage in the 9700 block of Rosebud Place in Parker. The unit was valued at $300. The incident was one of a number that the victim was aware of in the area recently.

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A male victim was robbed at the 24 Hour Fitness on the 300 block of Dad Clark Drive in Highlands Ranch after leaving his belongings unlocked in the locker room. The victim worked out for 75 minutes on the evening of July 11 and when he returned to the locker room at 8:15 p.m. he discovered his jeans and wallet were no longer in his locker. Contents of his wallet included a driver’s license and a Social Security card.

Deputies responded to a home in the 4900 block of North Plum Avenue in Sedalia July 11 after a call regarding a bullet hole in the gutter downspout. The homeowner was not sure when the house was shot at, but estimates it was between July 4 and 10. The damage was estimated at $250. There was no other damage to the property. The case remains open until neighbors in the area are canvassed about any suspicious behavior.

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Woman claims shooting victim beat her

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d alentlyBy Chris Michlewicz con-cmichlewicz@ourcoloradonews.com dent 990s, A Parker woman who faces years behind bars for kider ofnapping and attempted murder says she fired at the victim Drugbecause he beat her. Wendy Brown became emotional at times during a July olute17 motions hearing that centered on statements she allegandedly made to officers in the minutes and hours following offi-the New Year’s Eve 2012 shooting of Jerry Diesel. Brown’s rtainpublic defenders filed motions to block prosecutors from justusing the statements during her trial, which is tentatively madeset for Aug. 19 at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center in Castle Rock. that Brown faces charges of felony kidnapping, attempted bondfirst-degree murder, first-degree assault against an at-risk victim, menacing, and four counts of attempted aggravated naryrobbery. She pleaded not guilty in April. n July Parker police officers swarmed a home on Hastings Avenue in the Clarke Farms subdivision after emergency dispatchers received a call of a burglary in progress with possible shots fired. The first five officers to the scene testified about their interactions with Brown, as did lead detective Shannon Brukbacher. Kris Bryant, a sergeant with the Parker Police Department’s investigations unit who was the first person to respond to the shooting, said the first statement from Brown was that Diesel had physically assaulted her. She then said, “I shot him. I shot him in the back,” before repeatedly asking, “Is he alive?” Bryant testified. Brown reportedly then pulled up her shirt to reveal the

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jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com The Douglas County School Board unanimously adopted a resolution July 16 opposing the Common Core Standards in favor of the district’s own. The Douglas County School District’s standards are “more rigorous, more demanding, more thorough, and reflect higher expectations and aspirations for our students than any national standard now in existence, including the Common Core Standards,” according to the resolution. The Common Core Standards are a set of U.S. educational criteria introduced in 2010 to improve the quality of American education. Though they aim to step up academic expectations and bridge a growing global achievement gap, DCSD’s curriculum is designed to surpass those standards. Colorado and most other states adopted the national curriculum, but individual districts in the state are allowed to set their own. “The Common Core Standards, while reasonable and appropriate for many school districts to emulate, are not reasonable or appropriate in Douglas County … and do not meet the expectations this district has for all of our students,” according to the resolution. DCSD instead developed what it calls the Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, which place a stronger emphasis on critical thinking and other skills, and makes changes to some teaching methods. School leaders previously have referred to the Common Core Standards as “the floor,” with the district’s standards rising above them.

Colorado Chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt Heads to Washington, D.C. for National Fly-In

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With budget talks quickly approaching, chapter members will meet with Members of Congress to urge action On July 17, 2012, members of the Colorado chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt convened for a day on Capitol Hill, meeting directly with Members of Congress and urging action on the nation’s mounting and unsustainable debt. Nineteen of the twenty-three state chapters are represented, featuring a diverse set of backgrounds, including former Members of Congress, small business owners and students. “The opportunity to represent the Colorado chapter and to talk to our representatives in Washington about why the debt matters is undoubtedly exciting, said John Brackney, President & CEO of South Metro Denver Chamber.

“I am honored to travel alongside other Coloradoans and deliver our message directly to our leaders. We remain committed to letting Senators Bennet and Udall and their fellow leaders in D.C. know that rushed, stop-gap measures like sequestration are not the answer. Our nation needs a comprehensive deficit-reduction agreement, or ‘grand bargain,’ to create an environment conducive to stability and growth. We believe this to be an urgent matter and the time for action is now.” Those attending the fly-in will take part in a number of campaign-related events, including the aforementioned meetings with Members of Congress and a reception that will outline the

progress made in the campaign to date and the group’s vision moving forward. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, elected officials, community leaders, academics and individual citizens to bring concerned individuals together and call on lawmakers to address the ballooning national debt. Through grassroots organizing, earned media activities and high-profile outreach, the Campaign to Fix the Debt is urging lawmakers to set aside political differences to formulate practical solutions to our nation’s debt problems. More information on this group and their efforts can be found at www.FixTheDebt. org/Colorado.

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side of her abdomen in what the officers described as an attempt to show injuries allegedly inflicted by Diesel. All but one of the officers who took the witness stand said they saw discoloration, but did not believe it was bruising, with Detective Penny VanDenBerg saying there were no indications that the marks were fresh. Brown was restrained after allegedly trying to follow VanDenBerg into the house as she checked on Diesel’s condition. He suffered wounds to the back. The nature of his relationship with Brown was not immediately clear. Douglas County District Court Judge Paul King granted a defense request to impose a gag order, meaning court records are sealed and those involved with the case cannot speak about it publicly outside of a courtroom setting. Many of the members of the Parker police force testified about what officer Trevor Nevins characterized as “spontaneous statements” from Brown, including one about a check for $6,000 that Diesel allegedly tore up in front of her before the shooting. According to testimony, Brown dropped the names of department personnel and told Brukbacher and VanDenBerg that she knows them. She also reportedly called out for Gary Gerlach, a Parker police officer of more than 20 years, who acknowledged a friendship with Brown that started when he was the detective on a mid-1990s case in which Brown was the victim. Under cross-examination by public defender Ara Ohanian, Gerlach said there was a photo at the house where the shooting took place of him and Brown at a gun range together. Brown has served as a domestic violence counselor for the Parker police. King is expected to rule on the defense motions during a hearing at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7. He will likely set a new trial date then because of additional case discovery from new interviews with witnesses.

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On Friday, September 20th, the South Metro Denver Women in Leadership (WIL) will be hosting its 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference themed “WIL to Prosper.” This exciting and enlightening event will take place at the Embassy Suites DTC, 10250 E. Costilla Ave, Centennial, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The day will include a nourishing breakfast, morning and afternoon breakout sessions, the Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Luncheon, networking and cocktails. The Conference is sponsored this year by Safeway-Denver Division, University of Colorado Hospital-Lone Tree Health Center, Schomp Automotive and Park Meadows Retail Resort. During the Women’s Leadership Awards Luncheon, four outstanding women who have helped to shape Denver business will be honored. KWGN news & talk show anchor Natalie Tysdal will be the Keynote Speaker. With a degree in broadcasting, Natalie has been with KWGN since 2002 and anchored the Emmy-award winning News2 This Morning show prior to her current position. According to her web site (www. natalietysdal.com), “There is no greater

compliment than to entrust a reporter with your story. It can be personal and sometimes difficult. I’ve learned about journalism from both sides of the camera as the subject of stories and the reporter. I choose my words very carefully and I treat every story with the respect it deserves.” It is that sincere yet no-nonsense and honest approach that has won the hearts of many and gained the trust of viewers. To facilitate bringing together women of different backgrounds and discuss some of the leading challenges and issues women leaders are faced with everyday, the conference will have a total of nine breakout sessions featuring topics for both business and personal development. These sessions will offer a variety of seminars, workshops and roundtable and will have many opportunities for speakers, trainers and facilitators to showcase their expertise. Topics include “The Art of Saying ‘No’”, “Empowering Your Team”, and “How to Maximize Business Relationships.” The day will end with a Networking Cocktail event in order to allow the attendees the opportunity to unwind and share their experiences among themselves. An array of great prizes will be given away during the event. University of Colorado Hospitals will have their “Life Saver” mammogram bus onsite at The Embassy Suites DTC. Bring along your insurance card for a complimentary mammogram between 3-5pm.

The Women’s Leadership Conference, an event for women to communicate, network, and grow in business and life skills is coming soon and will be over just as quickly. Don’t miss out on an exciting full-day conference featuring leading speakers and providing stimulating new opportunities for women business leaders. The Chamber’s Women In Leadership Group brings together women of different backgrounds: business leaders, activists, educators, and many others. They feature influential and inspirational businesswomen as speakers at many Chamber investor sites to share their career path, the challenges they have overcome and how they deal with life balance issues. The group believes that leadership is not a separate event but something demonstrated in all aspects of our daily lives. Therefore, they focus on celebrating the success of women leaders who come together to connect, share their stories and serve as an inspiration to one another. Registration for the all-day conference is $125 for Chamber Investors and $150 for non-Chamber Investors with earlybird pricing of only $80 for those who register prior to September 3rd. For more information on the Women’s Leadership conference or the Chamber’s Women in Leadership Group, contact Ali Recek at 303-795-0142. Tickets for the conference can be purchased online at www.BestChamber.com or by calling 303-795-0142.

For a complete calendar of South Metro Denver Chamber events or more information, visit our web site at www.bestchamber.com or call 303-795-0142. Thursday, July 25th “Boots Not Suits” Kickoff Dinner at Arapahoe County Fair 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora Friday, July 26th President’s Leadership Forum The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Chamber Unplugged hosted by Colorado Gold Parties The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Monday, July 29th Chamber Connectors Meeting The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Tuesday, July 30th Business Bible Study The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Wednesday, July 31st US Dept of State Hometown Diplomats Program: Kristin Stewart The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Open House at the Medical Center of Aurora 1501 S. Potomac St., Aurora An Open House “Friend-raiser not Fund-raiser” Denver Children’s Advocacy, 2149 Federal Blvd., Denver Thursday, August 1st Healthcare Policy Taskforce The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial FastTracks New Investor Orientation The Chamber Center, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial Friday, August 2nd Colorado STEM Education Roadmap & Action Plan Gill Foundation, 2215 Market St., Denver CPR Littleton Ribbon Cutting Celebration 5066 S. Wadsworth Way, #114, Littleton


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July 25, 2013

Board president accused of crashing meeting Carson says incident was result of misunderstanding By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Two Douglas County parents said they felt intimidated and threatened when school board president John Carson showed up unannounced at a private house party July 15. Carson said he was invited to the gathering of about 17 parents, held to discuss concerns about the current Douglas County School District board, school issues and the November board election. The hosts said Carson was not. “It was very intimidating and clearly so inappropriate,” homeowner Jody Lynam said. “Here we are getting together to learn about why all these teachers are leaving. Well, here’s your answer. After what he did, I don’t have to hear anything else. He told me who I’m voting for.” The original invitation, an Evite sent to about 40 DCSD parents, states the event is not open to board members. Carson, board members Meghann Silverthorn and Doug Benevento said they were invited not through an Evite, but an email that did not include the sentence barring board members. Silverthorn and Benevento did not show up at the party. “If that was a misunderstanding, I certainly apologize for that,” Carson said during the July 16 school board meeting. “I personally find it rather shocking that members of the elected board of education would be prohibited from attending those.” Carson’s apology followed party co-host Denise Gon-

zales’ public statement about his unwelcome attendance, during which she accused the board of using bully tactics to try to silence opposing voices. Lynam, whose children will attend Saddle Ranch Elementary this year, said she didn’t recognize Carson’s face or name when he arrived at her Highlands Ranch home. Gonzales did, and asked Carson to leave. Carson did so, saying he would alert the media about the meeting. “It was a threat; that’s how I felt,” said Lynam, whose concerns about DCSD spring from the loss this academic year of Carson 10 of the school’s 33 teachers. “I think they want to intimidate people from not talking about it. “If that’s an example of how the teachers are treated who work for them, that they feel they can treat parents in their homes that way, I can’t even imagine how teachers are being treated. No wonder they’re leaving.” Recent district-released statistics show overall teacher turnover at 11.7 percent, slightly lower than last year. Carson explained his comment about the alerting the media during the board meeting. “I just question the genuineness of what’s being put out there to the public,” he said. “I (want) to make sure the public’s getting accurate information. If these are one-sided political meetings, so be it. But let’s be clear about what that is.” Lynam and Gonzales said the private gatherings are among the few avenues community members have to share their concerns.

“Parents are starting to ask questions and wonder why; we’re telling them why,” Gonzales said, adding the information is factual. “But we have teachers that speak at these, and they won’t be open about their feelings if a board member’s there.” The women also noted board supporters are paying for television ads, recorded phone messages and newspaper ads. “We don’t have any funding,” Gonzales said. “We have nothing. This is our way of getting our side across.” July 15 was the second time in recent months a board member has come to a private in-home meeting without a formal invitation from the homeowner. In May, Silverthorn said a friend invited her to another such meeting. Though she was allowed to stay, the homeowner later said the board member’s presence made her and the other guests uncomfortable. “I certainly am not going to go if I know board members are excluded,” Silverthorn said. “But I feel it’s incumbent upon me to get out there and get in touch with the community about what’s going on in the school district.” The house meetings have become increasingly common in advance of November’s school board election. A group called Douglas County Parents, which describes itself as a cross-section of community members aiming to elect four new board members, includes a “House Parties” link on its website that allows people to schedule the events. Carson’s term and that of three other board members expire in November. Carson is term limited and cannot seek re-election.

Phone survey on schools flawed, many say Leader of pro-board organization says recorded call worked fine By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com A phone survey conducted by a group that supports the current Douglas County School District board outraged many who attempted to take it. Dozens of people report that the automated survey would not register any response that expressed disagreement with the school board and the changes it’s made.

Additionally, the Douglas County Democrats said a statement made about them in the survey is false. Randy Reed, who runs the Douglas County Education Alliance that conducted the survey, said he found no problems with the recorded call. “The survey worked fine,” Reed wrote in an email. The former mayor of Castle Rock summarized criticism of the survey’s mechanics as “the trumped-up outrage of this week from the (teachers’) union.” But DCSD parents Connie Ingram, Cristin Patterson and dozens of others who took the survey insist it was faulty. The recorded message lists changes made under the current school board, including “pay-for-performance, expanded school choice and charter schools” and discontinuation of paying a portion of union officers’ salaries. It concludes by asking the caller to press “1” if they support the board’s reforms, “2” if they disagree, and “3” if they’re not sure. Ingram said the survey wouldn’t accept the “2” response. “I pressed ‘2’ and nothing happened,” said Ingram, who received the call at her Highlands Ranch home July 16. “So I kept pressing ‘2,’ and it would go back to repeating the question. Finally, I hung up.” “I believe it was deliberate the number ‘2’ answer is not accepted,” she said. “But I would be curious if they called back and I pressed `1’, to see what happens.” Patterson said both she and her husband had similar experiences. “I pressed ‘2’ and there was a long, long, long pause; then it returns to the questions again,” she said. “It made us feel like `Yep, that’s about par for the course — the people conducting the survey don’t want anyone to disagree.” Reed said the DCEA survey reached thousands of Douglas County residents, and data gathered from those calls in-

cludes an assortment of “1,” “2” and “3” responses. “We will be happy to share those internal results when the ACLU and the AFL-CIO drop their various lawsuits with the district, and these liberal attack groups admit that test scores are up, the dropout rate is down and that they are really just trying to create a bogus boogeyman that distracts from the fact that every metric shows this school district is improving and moving forward,” Reed wrote in his email. The recording also states that groups including the local Democratic Party “have outspokenly opposed the school board.” Douglas County Democrats’ chairman Mike Jones said that’s not true. “As a party, we haven’t made any official statement on the school board,” he said. “Since it’s a nonpartisan race, we would tend to stay neutral on it.” Teachers’ union president Brenda Smith said concerns about the DCEA survey aren’t union-related. “Obviously, this is the drum that they’re going to beat,” she said. “This is just a way they’re belittling the parent and community concerns that are out there. They would love to make this a union issue instead of what it really is — a community issue. This is a huge concern across the school district in general.” The AFL-CIO is the umbrella organization for U.S. unions, including the Douglas County Federation teachers’ union. The ACLU is among those who filed suit against the district in 2011 over its voucher program, in a fight that could go before the Supreme Court. The DCF filed suit against DCSD in February 2013, alleging unfair hiring practices and termination of a sick-leave bank. The DCF suit has not yet gone to court.

School citizens’ committee forming Plans calls for diverse group to give board input By Jane Reuter

jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Two people who have often stood on opposite sides of Douglas County School District issues are together starting a citizens’ committee. The group will provide community input to the school board. “The group will interact on a regular basis with the Board of Education, and one of the functions of the group will be to perform a ‘checks and balance’ for operations of the DCSD,” according to a statement from Gary Colley and board member Meghann Silverthorn. Though a formal name hasn’t been chosen, Colley said it likely will be the Douglas County School District Community Accountability Committee. For nearly three years, Colley has asked the board for improved community communication, at times accusing them of showing disrespect to

people with opposing viewpoints. In 2012, Colley wrote and submitted a proposed public comment policy to the board that it did not consider. In June, he proposed the formation of a community group. “You don’t have a right to complain about anything if you’re not going to present a solution at the same time,” Colley said. “We are taking it upon ourselves to provide a solution they’ve been ignoring. This is going to work, but it has to be given time to work.” Silverthorn said she liked Colley’s idea and met with him for a brainstorming session. “The concept of Gary Colley and I working together is sort of unusual,” Silverthorn said. “That alone will attract individuals who may not have otherwise chosen to participate.” The two co-hosted an organizational meeting July 24. “We look to bring together a diverse, non-partisan cross-section of the Douglas County community to include parents, teachers, students and non-parent community members,”

the statement continues. Silverthorn noted the group is not an official school committee. “We as a board understand we don’t know everything about everything,” Silverthorn said. “We have some incredible community members with some incredible ideas. I would like to foster that discussion with the community.” The group’s purpose isn’t to revisit the past, Silverthorn said, but to focus on the future. “It’s not about grinding axes or complaining about the way the past was done,” she said. “It’s about moving forward. I want to keep it productive.” Silverthorn recently filed her intention to seek re-election to the board, but said her decision to work with Colley on the group isn’t politically motivated. “I would argue if my motivation were my re-election — Gary has been an individual who’s disagreed with the board, so it’d be safest not for me to speak to him at all,” she said. “I would prefer to get out there and open those channels of communication.”


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Lone Tree Voice 9

July 25, 2013

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The Colorado League of Charter Schools recently recognized the Douglas County School District for its support of charter schools, bestowing the organization’s Pioneer Award on June 3. “We’re honored to receive this award as it acknowledges Douglas County School District’s commitment to putting what’s best for our students first and our belief in school choice,” Douglas County School Board member Doug Benevento said. “As the only public school district in Colorado to fully embrace charter schools, this recognition truly re-emphasizes our belief that parents and families know what is best for their child.” CLCS described DCSD as a “hotbed for charter school activity,” honoring it for overcoming many challenges and smoothing the way for charter schools to come. “Douglas County School District’s flexibility and cooperation was vital to the opening of Academy Charter School and its successors during the first few years of charter school existence in Colorado,” CLCS President Nora Flood said. “DCSD continues to be a leader in charter school authorizing today. It has pioneered efforts in charter school facility financing, funding equity, and special education.” In 1993, Academy Charter School opened in Castle Rock — one of the state’s first two charter schools. More than 10,000 students now attend DCSD’s 12 charter schools, and two more will open this fall.

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the operations of community-based organizations. In 2010, the company launched PTO in-a-box for parent teacher organizations. Her husband Sean also has been heavily involved in the Roxborough schools and DCSD. The Burkes worked with other Roxborough residents to create One Roxborough, the bedroom community’s version of a town council. As busy as her life is, Chase said she has time to serve on the board. “I think we all have time,” she said. “The question is priority. I will make time because it’s a priority not only for my kids, but because I love kids. I think I can help be responsible for their experiences and their memories and their preparedness for whatever lies in their future.” Chase joins a growing slate of school board candidates, including another in District B. Stephen Boyd, a Republican from Larkspur, also has filed with the Colorado Secretary of State. Other declared candidates include Ronda Scholting, Nick Land and incumbent Meghann Silverthorn in District G, and Kevin Leung in District D. Current board members Carrie Mendoza, serving District D, and Doug Benevento of District E, whose terms expire in November, have not yet declared their candidacy for the November election.

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10-Opinion

10 Lone Tree Voice

July 25, 2013

OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS

Program digging deeper into public policy An additional in-depth view on a tough question is always valuable. That’s the result we are hoping for following the announcement last week of an economic measurement initiative backed by several regional entities and tasked to be conducted by the Business Research Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The school will run the program on behalf of main funding sponsors the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., the Denver South Economic Development Partnership and the Common Sense Policy Roundtable. This econometric model developed by Regional Economic Models Inc., or REMI, promises to break out costs, benefits, positives and negatives of state issues in greater detail for lawmakers, business leaders and

OUR VIEW in turn the public. The first project will take on Initiative 22 — expected to be on the ballot in November — which is a great choice. Gov. John Hickenlooper has already given an initial nod to Initiative 22, the type of tax measure that usually needs a push from the sitting governor to have a shot. The initiative asks voters to increase the state income tax rate from 4.63 to 5 percent for those making an income of $75,000 or

less and 5.9 percent for income above that amount. Under the measure, the Legislature has put forth a plan to infuse the state with about $950 million for education. We are starting to see many questions generated about what the real impacts will be and where the money will actually go. So we are very pleased to see this economic model launched in time for this momentous decision. Typically in coverage of these major measures, we come across various evaluations, but too often the information comes from parties with clear interests — in extremes that can extend from hardened opposition to increased taxes to open arms for all funding for education. Kevin McCasky, president and CEO at Jefferson County Economic Develop-

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Should water restrictions be relaxed? In light of some recent heavy rains and the forecast of the more to come, Colorado Community Media asked people if they

thought existing water restrictions should be relaxed to permit residents to water their lawns more frequently.

“I don’t think water restrictions should be changed because we should be doing what we can to conserve water.” — Lisa Olken, Littleton

“We need to build another dam and stop giving all our water to Las Vegas and southern California.” — Mike Nicholls, Lone Tree

“The restrictions don’t seem too severe and probably are needed because we should cut back on water use so we can fill up the water storage areas.” — Gerry Lane, Highlands Ranch

“I am pretty happy … now that Denver has changed its rules from only allowing lawn watering two days a week to allowing watering three days a week.” — Jeannie Frick, Denver

The running of the dummies “Three gored, 23 others injured in running of the bulls.” It’s simply not enough. I won’t be satisfied until tens upon tens are gored and injured. It’s extremely entertaining. Or maybe it’s the adrenaline rush that makes it worth it to the runners and the spectators. I think it’s 19th-century. “Tension soared when one of the animals charged a 31-year-old Spaniard and tossed him on the ground with his horns for almost 30 seconds as fellow runners tried to pull it away by its tail. The man clung to one of the horns as screams were heard all around.” I like it. I like it very much. Six bulls are let loose in the morning to run in the Pamplona encierro. Later in the day they are slaughtered in the bullring. Runners, who just sang a benediction (“Macho Macho Man”) are prohibited from “inciting” the bulls. What do you call it, what they do, if it’s not inciting? Let’s reverse things. Let six of these imbeciles loose and have hundreds of bulls chase them around. Now we’re talking. There’s nothing bold, brave, heroic, courageous, dashing or daring about purposefully herding and chasing animals to their death. I know it’s cultural (stupidity), like dogfighting and cockfighting. I know it’s traditional (stupidity). But isn’t it about time to look at these animals differently, perhaps with some respect? Around the world, some unconscionable things are done to pit bulls, eagles, foxes, condors, seals, whales, porpoises, and dolphins. “Every year,” a petition website says, “in Denmark, specifically the Faroe Islands, innocent and helpless Calderon dolphins are slaughtered brutally by the Danes. Why you may ask? Simply because. A pointless and stupid right of passage to manhood” (“Macho Macho Man”). Slaughtering a dolphin to prove that you are a man is a right of passage to ignorance. Hemingway would never buy me a drink. Neither would Picasso. I wouldn’t let

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Union smears can’t hide success

Susan Meek’s guest column in a recent edition advises us it is time to “address parent concerns,” and she complains that parents “no longer have a voice in the Douglas County School District.” She repeats the union line that has been answered and refuted in virtually every public school board meeting that class sizes have “exploded,” instructional time has been cut, the district is holding back resources and she even manages to voice disdain that the school board considers Douglas County parents as their “customers.” How novel! I agree with Ms. Meek that something is “wrong” in the school district. What is wrong is a union that has failed us, failed our children, politicized the educational process and wants to take power away from parents and stick it back in its monopolistic hands. The union’s idea of an educational system has been badly broken for a very long time and we’ve all paid dearly for it. This school board has been the most accessible and transparent in recent memory and its success in improving the district is clearly visible for those who bother to look past the union smears. Mary Anne Greer Franktown

School board’s efforts appreciated

Regarding Susan Meek’s guest column, “Time to address parent concerns”: My wife and I have two young children. One will be attending a charter school this fall and the younger one will be entering kindergarten in two years. My wife and I are among the many parents in the district who are grateful to the Douglas County

the best matador in Spain wash my car. There are complete yahoos on The History Channel who boast about slaughtering alligators. I watch the channel all of the time, except when “Swamp People” is on. It’s as if they turned programming over to a Hatfield or McCoy for an hour. Why take out a profound arrogance on animals? Of course, if we didn’t there would have been no King Kong. I know there are women who run with the bulls, but most of the runners are men, aggressively masculine men, who must reek of testosterone. I also know that there are men who fly to Pamplona to have their testosterone inhaled by other men. You probably could get pregnant just standing in line at the Pamplona Starbucks. Pitting dogs against each other makes me angry-sad. If the losers aren’t killed by the winners, they are killed by their owners. Running with the bulls is as foreign to me as runways. Running with the designers doesn’t make me angry or sad, it just gives me the all-out creeps. But bull running and fashion shows have big audiences, ones that I will never touch. I just looked at my shelter dog and said that I was glad there is no running of the dachshunds. He reminded me that there is. Even my little friend’s breed is subjected to human condescension. Go bulls! Go dachshunds! Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast. net

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School Board for their efforts to improve and increase the educational choices available. Susan Meek’s guest column mentions the board referring to parents as “customers” as if that is a bad thing. I have now worked in the private sector for over 20 years and my co-workers and I have always recognized that the most important purpose of our company is to provide for the various needs of our “customers” or “clients” with the highest quality products and services. There are many children in the district with a different mix of needs, and the parents of these children are in the best position to determine what these needs are. Our school board recognizes that to optimize the meeting of these various needs for all children, parents need to have more options and more influence regarding educational choices for their children, and special-interest groups like unions should have less influence. The board has worked to improve and expand these choices to parents by increasing the autonomy of neighborhood public schools, adding charter schools and piloting the Choice Scholarship Program, which will further expand choices to include a number of private partner schools. Because my children are entering their formal schooling years, I appreciate the efforts this school board has made to move away from the one-size-fits-all model towards a “system” with expanded choices and incentives for education providers to innovate and better meet the needs of all children. Chad Mathis Castle Rock Letters continues on Page 11

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Engaging RTD’s southeastern area y When I ran for the Regional Transporta-

tion District board last year, I committed to o hat hold meetings throughout RTD District G. I he am fulfilling that commitment, having held nges, a town hall meeting in Parker on June 26, where nearly 40 citizens attended. n Having served in public office for nearly 17 years in Parker, first as mayor then as el councilmember, I understand the importance of the interaction between RTD and ono- our citizens. Since being on the RTD board, I have a better sense of the agency’s inner it pe workings. I felt by hosting the town hall le meeting, we could better determine the issues residents care about. It’s important y re to have an ongoing dialogue about RTD e to services and let people know they can convet- tact me with comments or concerns. I can’t tive promise I will be able to fix all issues, but I will definitely try to improve things. At the meeting, RTD staff provided updates on the P route bus service as well as proposed annexation for areas contiguous to the district that want to be in the service

area. I heard from riders that they want more RTD services. In fact, the Town of Parker developed a program to provide free Call-n-Ride services this summer to help boost ridership. This is in hopes of retaining current bus service and making a case for expanded transit services in the future. FasTracks, RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program, was also discussed. The program will build 122 miles of rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit service, add 21,000 parking spaces, redevelop Denver

Union Station and redirect bus service to better connect the eight-county Denver metro region. I supported the FasTracks program from the beginning and was involved in the Metro Mayors Caucus to help pass this transit investment. Riders in this area will benefit from an extension of the Southeast Rail Line, which will connect the most southern edge of District G to the entire region. The project will add three stations to the existing line, at Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree City Center and RidgeGate Parkway. This project was recently accepted into the federal grant funding process, which doesn’t yet secure federal funds, but is an important step in determining if the Southeast Extension remains a good candidate for federal funds. Also, residents will be able to travel on one train from Lincoln Station, and eventually from the RidgeGate Parkway Station, via the I-225 Rail Line to the Peoria Station to connect to the train to the airport in 2016.

I’m pleased to report that RTD is making significant progress on the entire FasTracks program. The West Rail Line to Golden opened in April. Meanwhile, construction is advancing on Denver Union Station, the East Line to Denver International Airport, the Gold Line to Arvada and Wheat Ridge, the first segment of the Northwest Rail Line to south Westminster and the I-225 line. In order to keep dialogue going, I would like to host meetings twice a year. This will give me a better sense of the issues and I’ll do what I can to benefit my district. Email your comments and questions to Gary.Lasater@rtd-denver.com. For information visit www.rtd-denver.com. Gary Lasater is an RTD board director representing District G, which includes all of Lone Tree and Foxfield; portions of Aurora, Centennial and Parker; and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas counties (including Meridian Village).

When agreeing to disagree, try agreeing Whether it is in a business situation or a family setting, so many relationships are impacted and decisions avoided because of a lack of consensus or our inability to reach a unanimous conclusion. We reach the point of being polite and saying something like, “Let’s just agree to disagree,” and we believe we can move on hoping the other person is under the same impression. But what did we really accomplish? In some cases we completely avoid making the decision and in that situation both people lose. And in other cases we walk away feeling offended or hurt as our opinions are taken out of context, and before we know it the relationship becomes strained. Again, everyone loses. You see the issue is that although we use the saying, “let’s just agree to disagree,” we don’t actually stick to it. Instead we walk away and tell others about the disagreement or we try and tell our side of the story to anyone who will listen. And the person we were arguing with is probably doing the very same thing. So instead of both parties losing and feeling like they didn’t have an opportunity to eat at the restaurant of their choice, or seeing the movie that they had been waiting to see, what if we practiced a different technique? Instead of agreeing to disagree, come up with option B, or a second and third choice.

It works the same way in business. So many times when I am coaching a client, they share a story about a peer or manager, or sometimes even their boss or a customer, where they just could not see eye-to-eye. It created angst and tension and people started operating in silos. My guidance for my client was to be really prepared before going into their next meeting. If people started office politics or jockeying for position, be prepared with options for the items and issues that are important to the greater good of the company or customer. It is so easy for a meeting to get off track as people champion their own agendas, and if we take the time to be ready with alternative solutions and consider the needs and wants of others we can mitigate the chances of a situation arising where everyone loses. Many authors and experts have used the term, “Seek first to understand

and then to be understood,” and when find ourselves in a combative situation or even a minor disagreement we should take the time to think through things from the perspective of others. This is a great first step to defusing those minor disagreements that sometimes escalate to big ugly arguments. I am simply suggesting that instead of always trying to win for the sake of winning and ending up losing anyway, it is always better to find a way to agree on a solution that best meets everyone’s needs. And if we take this path, take the high road, and people still want to argue or fight with us, all we can do is walk away knowing that we really did try everything in our power to come to an agreement. And if they decide to become angry with us or re-

vert to talking about us to other people, we should not worry. All we can do is manage what we do and say, we cannot manage or stress about how others act and feel. My good friend Frank Singer reminded me of a quote, “Other people’s opinions of us is none of our business.” Do you focus on the disagreement or the path to agreement? I would love to hear all about it at gotonorton@gmail.com. When we are prepared with alternative solutions and have a heart and mind focused on the needs of others, it will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of www.candogo.com

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Pro-school board survey seems rigged

I just received a robo-call from the Douglas County Education Alliance. It stated that they want my opinion on education in Douglas County. After asking a lengthy question, which outlined all the “wonderful” things the current school board has introduced to Douglas County Schools, they asked me to press 1 if I support the actions of the current board, 2 if I opposed the actions, and 3 if it was too soon to tell. I pressed 2, but evidently, they didn’t like that answer because they asked the question again. I pressed 2 again. Finally after the fourth time, they hung up on me.

Clearly, those outsiders who are pouring money into one side of the critical issues our schools face didn’t want my opinion, once learning that I can see through their agenda to destroy equal, free, public education for all. I urge your readers to see the Strong Schools Coalition website at http://strongschoolscoalition.org. This group is not relying on outside funds, so they don’t have the money for robo-calls. But responsible citizens should research all sides. Once on the website, be sure to click on the link to “parent survey” to see what parents and teachers really think about what’s going on in our district. Kathy McKittrick Castle Rock

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Heritage Elementary School sixth-graders Madi Morris, left, and Benicio Archuleta pet one of the chickens at the school’s new run and coop. The students are both members of the school’s farm committee. Photos by Ryan Boldrey

School project is for the birds Heritage Elementary gets OK for 12 chickens in coop By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com More than half of the elementary schools throughout Douglas County have a community garden tended by students and staff. Only one boasts a chicken coop. Constructed this summer at Heritage Elementary School in Highlands Ranch as part of two Eagle Scout projects, the coop and accompanying run — built from recycled material and discount wood — are now home to a dozen birds, including Salmon Faverolle, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds and Plymouth Barred Rocks. What began as an idea sparked by health teacher Sue Antonsen and a group of fifthgraders on the school’s farming committee has taken full flight. Antonsen, whose wheels started turning this past school year when 4-H members brought in some eggs to the school’s third-grade classrooms for the students to hatch, now sees an opportunity where the students can learn a multitude of lessons. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were able to keep the chickens that they hatch and raise them in the garden,’” Antonsen said. “The kids approached the principal after I warned him we were coming and he was all for it.” Once it was approved by the principal, the students — led by now sixth-graders Benicio Archuleta and Madi Morris — put together a PowerPoint presentation for county officials who came to the school for a special hearing. After hearing the students’ plans to keep the coop clean, put in protective ground wire and cover the structures to keep predators out, as well as understand that the chickens would be quiet with the exception of when they laid eggs, the county approved the request of students to have

Heritage Elementary School sixth-grader Isabella Heydman reacts as one of the dozen chickens at the Highlands Ranch school’s new run and coop leaps into the air off of her head. between 10 and 12 animals, instead of the four chickens typically allowed at a Highlands Ranch residence. After that, Boy Scouts Nick Robert and Spencer Jezek each volunteered to build one of the structures as their respective Eagle Scout project. Robert, a senior at Highlands Ranch High School with plans to study architectural engineering in college, worked on the coop for four weekends, finishing up July 13. Jezek, a freshman at Rock Canyon, led a team of volunteers in putting together the run and laying the protective ground wire, using recyclable materials from the school’s old greenhouse. “It’s really interesting to see how they like it,” Robert said. “When we watched the first chicken hop up the steps and go in, it was really pretty exciting.”

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Distillery missing beloved bathtub Gin maker offers free drinks for return of 400-pound vessel By Deborah Grigsby

dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews.com Andrew Causey makes gin. Although the spirits he channels with partner Mitch Abate at the Downslope Distillery are far from the storied bathtub hooch made during Prohibition, he does keeps a bathtub around as a sort of a sentimental tribute to days gone by. But as Causey opened his distillery the morning BATHTUB MYSTERY of July 7, he noticed something To report the whereabouts of the was missmissing bathtub, contact: ing. Andrew Causey T h a t downslope.distilling@gmail.com something 303-810-4831 was the 400-pound cast iron bathtub that used to welcome tourists and tasters to the Centennial-based small-batch distillery. “I really had to just stop and do a doubletake,” Causey said. “At first we thought we would get a ransom note, but we didn’t.” Although the tub was old, he joked that it was not a claw-footed model, “so it probably didn’t walk off.” The giant enameled vessel was actually a hand-me-down from a relative, and Causey thought that parking it in front of the distillery’s front entrance would spark a giggle and add a bit of period charm. Causey said he never thought about bolting it to the ground, because, well, it weighs 400 pounds. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the bathtub bandits in action, he checked with neighboring businesses that have security cameras.

Centennial gin maker Andy Causey wants his bathtub back. Causey owns the Downslope Distillery, just off Arapahoe and Jordan roads, and says thieves swiped the 400-pound cast iron bathtub that sat near the front door of their industrial park operation. More a nod to gin makers and distillers of the past, Casuey says the tub isn’t worth much, but he has offered a liquid reward for its safe return. Photo by Deborah Grigsby “And of course, when we looked, all the cameras were pointed in every other direction except where we needed them,” he said with chuckle. Causey cedes he didn’t report the incident to law enforcement, simply because he figured it was a lost cause and officers probably had a lot more important things to do than chase after his missing bathtub.

“I’m guessing by now it’s probably already chopped up and in the scrap pile, sold for the value of the metal,” he said with a sigh. However, should the tub still be intact, Causey said he’d like to have it back. No questions asked. It’s more about the bathtub, he said, than trying to finger someone for petty theft.

“Really, I just want the bathtub back,” he said. Causey said if anyone delivers the tub back — in one piece — to the distillery, he’d splurge for a round of drinks at the tasting table, no matter what the motive. The only legal catch to his offer, of course, would be that everyone is old enough to drink.

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The City of Black Hawk has an opening for STREET MAINTENANCE WORKER I. Hiring Range: $36,604 - $42,095 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 www.cityofblackhawk.org for application documents and more information on the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; valid Colorado driver’s license Class R with a safe driving record and the ability to obtain a Class A with P rating within one year of hire; the ability to lift 80 pounds. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a Resume and completed City application, must be received by the closing date, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., MDST Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are unable to accept e-mailed applications at this time. EOE.

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Position is responsible for assisting in all sales related activities working directly with the Advertising Director and the entire sales team being accountable for helping the team in meeting the metrics, revenue and sales goals of the company.

The City of Black Hawk is now hiring POLICE OFFICER I. Hiring Range: $53,959 - $62,052 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit www.cityofblackhawk.org for application documents and more information on the Black Hawk Police Department. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record and at least 21 years of age. Must be Colorado POST certified by September 1, 2013. Candidates who submitted applications within the past 6 months will not be considered for this position vacancy. To be considered for this limited opportunity, a completed City application, Police Background Questionnaire and copies of certifications must be received by the closing date, Monday, July 29, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., MDST, Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Application documents may be obtained from www.cityofblackhawk.org. Please note that we are unable to accept e-mailed applications at this time. EOE.

Part-time Obituary Clerk

Position is responsible for answering inbound calls, emails and walk-ins from private parties and funeral homes in addition to meeting face to face as needed. Accurate input of Obituaries, ensuring that ads run error-free and ensuring courteous and efficient customer service. Candidate must be able to present to large groups as needed to grow section within paper and online. If you are interested in one of theses sales positions, email your interest with position title in the subject line to eaddenbrooke@ourcoloradonews.com.

Production Coordinator:

Position is responsible for the advertising layout (dummy) for each of our 23 weekly newspaper publications. Will be working with all departments to ensure specific needs and deadlines are met. Knowledge of newspaper and newsroom operations a plus.Training will be provided. Ability to work in a demanding deadline environment, great communication skills and acute attention to detail necessary. Position will also be trained as backup Editorial Page Designer and will be responsible for the layout/production of 3-4 publication per week. Editorial background and/or knowledge of AP style a plus. InDesign skills and proficiency in Photoshop a must.

Graphic Designer:

Position is responsible for creating display advertisements for local businesses in each of our weekly newspapers, websites and special sections. Some marketing materials will be needed along with preparing weekly newspapers for press. Bachelor degree or four years working experience in a design environment required. Graphic design skills, proficiency in InDesign, attentive to detail a must. Illustrator, Photoshop and printing experience preferred. Ability to work in a demanding deadline environment and great communication skills necessary.

Driver needed! Must be reliable with a clean MVR, background and drug test required. Must have a class B CDL. Part-time with opportunity for full, 13.00 per hour.

If you are interested in one of these production positions, email your interest with position title in the subject line to sandrews@ourcoloradonews.com

Apply in person at: 224 Commerce St Broomfield CO 80020

Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package. No phone calls please. *Not all positions eligible for benefits.

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He also advocated for a connection — perhaps in the form of a promenade stretching from Yosemite Street to the Element Hotel — on the district’s north side. Go Putt Miniature Golf owner Dave Smith said business owners are excited about the plan, and that the city is partnering with them in creating it. “As business owners, we always felt it

was the city against us,” he said. “We’re really excited. “We’re the hole inside the doughnut,” Smith added, referring to Park Meadows mall on the district’s north side and RidgeGate to its south. “The thing I’d still like to see is what I call an a-ha, and I haven’t seen it yet. It’s going to take more than walkways … more than pathways. What can we add to this area that does not compete with Park Meadows or RidgeGate?” Lone Tree’s $100,000 contract with 505 Design is a two-phased plan that also calls for the firm to come up with financing recommendations for the potential project.

As the Broadway/C-470 project in Highlands Ranch winds to a close with an expected completion date of Sept. 1, numerous other projects are underway or in the planning stages. One of them is this concrete grinding project between U.S. 85 and Wildcat Reserve Parkway. This specific project will include work as far east as University Boulevard. Photo by Ryan Boldrey A consultant recommends turning this area near Lone Tree’s Entertainment District into a park. Photo by Jane Reuter

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direction she wants to go, but Marie sets the record straight when asked about her ultimate goal. “I would love to brand myself to get in line with an international nonprofit and be the image associated with that nonprofit,” she says. And that brand-development campaign has already begun. By putting her face and name out in Denver, Marie hopes to regain the minor celebrity status she enjoyed in Lake Geneva, where she resurrected her career as a runway model and dabbled in numerous charitable efforts over the last five years. Her dream to become a philanthropic international spokesmodel might come across as lofty, but with Marie, it doesn’t

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red sundress and pink fingernail polish. She is homeless, she says, because of a series of bad decisions. Her children are with her mother. Jessica savors the home-cooked meals. “They’re always made with love, and that’s what gets me.” She is grateful, too, for Alex and the others. “They pray with us, and we need all the prayers we can get,” she says. “They’re here for us, for me. Just being there and listening.” She glances at Alex, arms hooked around his legs, whose year in Denver is almost over. “He’ll be leaving soon,” she says. “And then I’ll have to start all over.”

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seem out of reach at all. She has degrees in marketing and is getting in some good practice by plugging her sponsors during Ms. Colorado State appearances. She has taken her message of hope and self-worth to high school students. Marie has also spoken to elementary school kids, instilling in them the belief that “the smallest hands can make the largest impact.” “I discovered I could make a difference with my voice,” says Marie, who cites Eva Peron and Angelina Jolie as her idols. Although she is pulled in many directions — her next gig is a YouTube series that will have her interviewing Douglas County business owners — Marie says she does not want to look back on her life knowing that she didn’t strive to meet her own expectations. “When I have a daughter one day, I want to tell her I went for it and struggled through it,” she said.

1:15 p.m. Tables have been cleared and leftover food given away. Pockets of people remain, sitting on the ground or standing, missionaries and their street friends still deep in conversation. “The ’64 Wildcat — the red one I was talking about?” a man with long, gray scraggly hair and beard says to his young listener. “That’s what it was called?” “I had to replace the windshield because it was cracked and I had to replace it with a clear windshield. I said, `Man, this windshield looks like my forehead!’” The two laugh. And the laughter lingers, its echo of a simple joyous moment a sweet reminder about the transforming power of human connection. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews.com or 303566-4110.

Concrete repairs will slow traffic Highlands Ranch Parkway among many street projects By Ryan Boldrey

rboldrey@ourcoloradonews.com With the Broadway/C-470 construction project ahead of schedule and anticipated to be complete by Sept. 1, Douglas County engineers are already beginning concrete repair work that will slow traffic down on many major Highlands Ranch roads through the first of November. “I’m sure everyone has seen the cone zones and some people have been frustrated by them, but we are doing the best we can,” said Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella, adding that attempts have been made to spread the budgeted work out as much as possible in the community this year. After spending a combined $21.6 million on road maintenance in Highlands Ranch between 2006 and 2012, the county ramped up its budget for Highlands Ranch road repair in 2013, projecting to spend $18.9 million over the course of the year on the community’s aging streets. The amount of money being spent on concrete repair and replacement alone is expected to reach $14.3 million this year, up $3.3 million over the total spent the last seven years combined. The county has begun concrete work already on Highlands Ranch Parkway between Santa Fe Drive and Broadway, and plans to wrap up the first phase of that project by Aug. 5 with an estimated timeline of Sep. 13-25 for the second phase. The other stretch of Highlands Ranch Parkway that will be impacted is from Burntwood Way to Fairview Parkway, with phases of work being done Aug. 6-26 and Sept. 26-Oct. 8. Stretches of Wildcat Reserve Parkway,

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UpComing ConCrete work Highlands Ranch Parkway from Santa Fe to Broadway: First phase anticipated completion date of Aug. 5 and second phase Sept. 13-25; from Burntwood to Fairview: First phase Aug. 6-26 and second phase Sept. 26-Oct. 8. Wildcat Reserve Parkway from Highlands Ranch Parkway to Broadway: Aug. 5-16 and from Arrowhead to Fairview: Sept. 2-12 McArthur Ranch Road from Quebec to Wildcat Reserve Parkway: Aug. 19-30. Lucent Boulevard from C-470 to Broadway: First phase Aug. 27-Sept. 9 and second phase Oct. 9-21. Plaza Drive from Broadway to Lucent: First phase Sept. 10-20 and second phase from Oct. 22-Nov. 1. McArthur Ranch Road, Lucent Boulevard and Plaza Drive will also see work in August as well as in the fall, with the last phase of work anticipated to be wrapped up Nov. 1. Other projects include the implementation of a new right-turn lane for westbound Wildcat Reserve Parkway onto northbound Broadway as well as the ongoing Quebec/ University/Lincoln intersection project. Wildcat Reserve Parkway work, which began in late June, is expected to be complete by the end of September. Phase 2 of the Quebec/University/Lincoln intersection work, which will include lane widening at the southeast intersection, is planned for this fall. Future phases, scheduled for 2014, will focus on minor widening of the other three corners in order to accommodate additional through lanes. For more information on Highlands Ranch construction projects or regular updates, visit www.douglas.co.us and search for Highlands Ranch transportation. Drivers can also receive weekly updates on various projects by tuning into 1620 AM.

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July 25, 2013

Champion dog groomer just loves a challenge Henriksen hones skills through competition By Jennifer Smith

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An annual Douglas County Land Conservancy fundraiser, set for Aug. 24 this year, will again offer a cliff-edge dinner with views at the historic JA Ranch near Larkspur. Photo by Courtesy photo

Dinner offers view from on high Historic ranch is site for land conservancy’s fundraiser By Virginia Grantier

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There’s a mesa, a mountain east of Interstate 25 called Hunt Mountain, and it’s the site of the historic still-operating JA cattle ranch — the site where you’ll have an outside dinner near a cliff’s edge. If you buy a ticket. The Douglas County Land Conservancy, which to date has protected 21,838 acres of land from being developed in perpetuity and is now eyeing land along the Highway 83 corridor south of Franktown to help create a buffer from Colorado Springs, will hold a fundraising dinner Aug 24. The event will be held at one of the places the land conservancy and the ranch owner have saved for all time. The 6,200-acre JA Ranch northeast of Larkspur is still in the same family’s hands since it was established in the 1800s, and still running cattle. And the ranch, which evardhas large expanses of wildlife habitat, sceugustnic views and working agricultural land, se ofwill always be preserved because of its v. 1. conservation easement with the Douglas enta-County Land Conservancy. ound Ninia Ritchie, the current family memoundber watching over the ranch, is once again, bec/for the fifth year, inviting people to the t. ranch for this event. The Douglas County hichLand Conservancy, with a staff of 1½ posicom-tions, will use the funds from the JA Ranch 2 ofSunset BBQ and Open Space Celebration, rsecning d for

usually about $20,000, in its ongoing effort to oversee existing conservation easements and obtain more land, said Patti Hostetler, the land conservancy’s executive director. “The hardest part of our job begins once a conservation easement is put in place, protecting the land,” she said. Hostetler said one of the land conservancy’s most important responsibilities is to ensure that these properties are protected in perpetuity by annually visiting each property. Hostetler said the nonprofit organization, created in 1987 and based in Castle Rock, is made up of concerned citizens and primarily serves Douglas County. Of the 21,838 acres already protected, 11,102 acres are open to the public and provide great trail and recreational experiences for all to enjoy. The rest, 10,281 acres, are private lands like the JA Ranch that will never be developed. The Douglas County Land Conservancy is the conservation easement holder for Greenland Open Space, Hidden Mesa Open Space and Dawson Butte Open Space, among others. This year’s event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24. There will be a chuckwagon-style dinner, which will be catered by Buffalo Gals Catering; wine and beer from an event sponsor, local Rockyard Brewery; and entertainment by Castle Rock’s Dry Creek Bluegrass Band. Tickets are $85. For more information about the event or to buy tickets, visit the Douglas County Land Conservancy’s website at www.DouglasLandConservancy.org.

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ands r up- By Jane Reuter earch jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com Drivvari- The Douglas County coroner’s successful public outreach series continues at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. “The Truth Uncovered: A Night with the Coroner” will feature Larimer County coroner Dr. Pat Allen and state archaeologist Tom Carr, with an introduction from coroner Lora Thomas. Allen, 66, investigated the 144 deaths that occurred during the July 1976 Big Thompson flood in Larimer County. The flood was triggered by 8 inches of rain that fell in one hour, turning the normally placid 2-foot-deep trickle into a raging torrent of water 19 feet high, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. It took unsuspecting campers by surprise, sweeping away cars, campers and buildings. In addition to the 144 lives, the flood destroyed 418 houses and 152 businesses, causing more than $40 million in damages. Allen, one of four doctors with whom the Douglas County Coroner’s Office contracts, will talk about his experiences after the flood. Carr, whose office assists with and re-

searches historic and American Indian burials, works with county coroners on discoveries of unmarked, unrecorded burials. “There’s always the chance that a citizen might stumble across a burial,” Carr said. “And they need to know the laws concerning what to do.” Thomas helped launch the “Night with the Coroner” series, which regularly draws more than 100 people, in late 2011. Allen During her 2010 run for the office, Thomas said people regularly asked her what the coroner does. “I felt I really needed to do some public outreach so the public knows what their tax dollars were paying for,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of interest in death. People want to understand more about death and what an investigation is all about.” Since some of the attendees are students, Thomas said, “We really try to include the idea that science is what solves a lot of these cases. If they want to be involved in this kind of work, it really pays to be involved in math and science classes.” Donations are accepted for the free event, and the money benefits suicide prevention efforts in Douglas County. For more information, visit www.douglas.co.us/coroner

Fluffy is a dog fraught with irony. He’s a bichon frise, a breed often touted as safe for people allergic to dogs. But sadly, Fluffy himself is allergic to a long list of things — cats, cotton, hemp, horses and more, including many ingredients common in grooming products. “It’s so strange that a dog that’s supposed to be hypoallergenic for the benefit of all of us has all these insane allergies,” said Carolyn Brimson, Fluffy’s owner. That’s why she feels lucky to have discovered groomer Christie Henriksen. “She’s a good part of the ongoing general good health of our dog,” said Brimson. Henriksen is conscientious about avoiding the multitudes of things Fluffy can’t tolerate, and she keeps a close eye out for the hot spots that indicate a flare-up. And to top it off, says Brimson, she’s an excellent groomer. She’s proved that by achieving the level of master groomer and winning a bundle of first-place awards in National Dog Groomers Association of America competitions. This week, she’s competing at an international challenge held in Las Vegas. “It’s going to be my first big show,” she said before leaving. “I’m pretty freaked out right now.” Henriksen has loved dogs all her life and got her first show dog, Kodiak, when she was 15. With guidance from other handlers, she practiced the finer points of grooming on him. She moved from Michigan to Littleton

Christie Henriksen is a master groomer and has won a bundle of first-place awards in National Dog Groomers Association of America competitions. Courtesy photo in 2007, started working in a pet spa and joined the NDGAA. When she found a storefront at 5501 S. Broadway that was cheaper than her booth rent, she jumped. Her business, Uptown Pups, has been open since last October. Her goal is to create a spa experience for the dogs that’s equal to what humans love, and she even hopes to add a doggie masseuse eventually. Her shop is clean and freshly remodeled, and there’s not a trace of wet-dog smell. Beyond the basic services, extras include tooth brushing, nail polish, fur dyeing and even tattoos. “I want to be the best of the best,” she said. “That’s what I’m striving for. I’m a master groomer; now I want to be more than a master groomer. I always want to get better and better, and that’s why I’m doing these competitions.”


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July 25, 2013

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board of directors chairman, will present “Preparing for the Future” at noon July 31 at the Lunch & Speaker Series at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 Ridgegate Circle. The series, Individuals Who Influence, is presented by South Suburban’s senior programs and features community members who have unique stories, knowledge and perspectives to share. Cost of the lunch/program is $20/$15 for residents ($15/$12 for ages 65-plus). Lunch is served by Duffeyroll Café. Reservations required; visit www.sspr.org or call 303-347-5999. The program continues Aug. 13, with Jim Saccomano, Denver Broncos vice president of public relations, who will share stories, including working with Pat Bowlen, John Elway and Shannon Sharpe, and his experiences at the Super Bowl. Saccomano has been with the Broncos for over 30 years. Call 303-708-3516.

Aug. 1

STORY PIRATES. Passport to Culture presents Story Pirates at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Join us for this special summer Passport to Culture program that celebrates kids and their imaginations. Story Pirates celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a loud, hilarious sketch comedy musical performed by professional improvisers and musicians. The show is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience! Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, enlivening songs and outrageous sketches, all the while motivating kids to pick

the world. Dive into teacher/student relationships like Despina from Cosi and Cherubino from Figaro. Program is at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

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Aug. 2

CONCERT. ALLAN Harris Band performs at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. This New York-based romantic jazz vocalist is the ideal date night. Bringing together jazz, soul, blues and ballads, you’ll hear classic standards, new takes on old favorites, and an original song or two. Perhaps best known for his interpretations of jazz standards, Allan’s smooth vocals and guitar-styling easily cross genres, from jazz to rock to blues. He is unquestionably one of the most versatile talents in contemporary jazz and blues music. “Harris is a velvet-voiced jazz singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins.” (Variety) Very few vocalists in the industry have his charismatic combination of soulful yet elegant phrasing, exciting musicianship, and dynamic stage presence. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

SOUL X. Colorado’s favorite party band will have you up

and dancing to top pop and rock hits at 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Aug. 17, Oct. 19

LIFE COACH certification. Colorado life coach Jennifer Chase, of Reinvention Life Coach, LLC., offers a life coach certification class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 or Oct. 19 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lone Tree. For information or to register, visit ReinventionLifeCoach.com.

Aug. 18

EXHIBITORS NEEDED. More than 35 booths are available for handmade crafts, food and seasonal items at the second annual arts and craft fair, which is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Stober Elementary, Lakewood. Most booth spaces measure 8-by-8 feet. A limited number of retail vendor spaces are also available. Reserve your spot by Aug. 5. Request an application at annedrobny@gmail.com. Applicants will be notified by Aug. 26.

JAZZ KIDS. The Grammy nominated and parents’ choice gold winner for 2013 is now an interactive family concert. “A Swinging Jungle Tale” combines classic storytelling with fun jazz/pop songs where the whole family can sing along and do their favorite “animal dance” and become part of the show! Featuring a Narrator, a Jazz quartet and Vocalist, “A Swinging Jungle Tale” is an imaginative adventure that takes our main character Claire in search for her Grandpa’s lost story and when her stuffed animal friends come to life, the real musical adventure begins. Program is at 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St. Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Aug. 6

Ongoing

Aug. 5

COMEDY SHOW. Seedlings: kid’s comedy show, featur-

ing Ann Lincoln is at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 a the Lone Tree Arts Center. Comedy, magic and juggling aimed at the little ones’ level, but still includes plenty of entertainment that the adults will appreciate also. The audience helps make the magic happen both on-stage and off. This show ends with a Live Bunny appearing that the kids get to pet, followed by a quick balloon animal made for each child. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

Aug. 14

OPERA ON tap. Prepare to get schooled in the operatic arts and meet the wise characters who’ve got something to teach, as well as their willing pupils just learning the ways of

LOCAL ARTISTS. South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Buck, Goodson and Lone Tree recreation centers feature temporary art exhibitions by local artists. Visit www.sspr.org or contact Vickie Willis at 303-483-7072. SUMMER CAMP. Register now for South Suburban Parks and Recreation summer camps. More than 200 themed day and weekly camps are offered. Visit www.sspr.org for information and to register. EDITOR’S NOTE: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. Send information to calendar@ourcoloradonews.com, attn: Lone Tree Voice. No attachments. Listings are free and run as space is available.

By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com “The first question, of course, is why did they do it?” Dick Kreck’s opening sentence in “Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad” is followed by all sorts of reasons, with original quotes from railroad developers, writers, some adventurous women, vigilantes, preachers and more. Kreck retired from the Denver Post after 38 years as an editor and columnist (he still writes a beer column) and he has published six books, including this new history about the march of the Union Pacific Railroad across the West. Kreck’s deep knowledge of Western history and his extensive collection of resources, including old newspaper accounts and Kreck photographs, give a reader a real feel for what towns that grew up in a day looked like, sounded like — and smelled like. Also, once the trains were running, he takes one aboard various classes of cars for a trip — including the elegant dining cars for the first-class passengers. Tales of pleasant climate in California and Oregon, finding gold in Colorado and California and for some, the lure of access to the Orient, drew many folks to consider a journey west after about 1840. Calling themselves emigrants, they were a mixed bag ethnically and in many cases had failed at farming or in business. Yet they managed to scrape enough together to outfit themselves for a long trek across the country. Just published by Fulcrum Publishing in Golden, “Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns along the Union Pacific Railroad” is a trade paperback, available in bookstores at $16.95. Watch for an opportunity to hear this skillful writer speak locally.

13th Annual Taste of

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THURSDAY AUGUST 15TH 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Littleton Center Courtyard 2255 W. Berry Avenue

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Featuring “tastes” of local restaurants and an array of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Receive personal Western Welcome Week mementos, and bid on a collection of fabulous items in the Silent Auction.

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SONS & Brothers. Western, swing, bluegrass, and Rockabilly collide for this toe-tappin’ performance at 8 p.m. July 27 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Sons and Brothers are the Wolking boys from Westcliffe, Colorado. They continue to captivate audiences with their fusion of country, western, bluegrass, swing, rockabilly, old school country, gospel and western music, inspired by the band’s founding father and Dad, the late Frank Wolking. Colorado’s premier brother band, Sons and Brothers bring a unique energy, instrumental prowess and tight, powerful family harmony to the roots music genre. Based solidly in the Mountain West, the band describes its brand of music as “West Grass”. Each performance features a dynamic contrast of songs and sounds ranging from stirring ballads and powerful gospel numbers to fire breathing instrumentals, poignant stories of family life, mountains, range and the American West. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit www. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

up a pencil and write down their own fantastic adventures. Story topics run the gamut, from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying and tickle monsters who rule the world. The Lone Tree Arts Center is at 10075 Commons St. Visit www. LoneTreeArtsCenter.org.

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IKEA does right thing “Sea Mudra,” oil on canvas by Jonathan M. Wright, is Best of Show in the annual Kaleidoscope Juried Exhibition at Arapahoe Community College. Courtesy photo by Dustin Ellingboe

Kaleidoscope show

lives up to name

Variety of media on exhibit at ACC By Sonya Ellingboe

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he Annual Juried Kaleidoscope Exhibition at ACC’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts grows stronger with each succeeding year. The show, which runs through July 31, was juried this year by Marsha Wooley, a longtime Arapahoe Community College faculty member and well-known landscape painter, and Christine Katzenberg, a ceramic artist who teaches and coordinates exhibits at Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial. The two selected a show that fits comfortably in the gallery from a large number of entries. Best of Show was awarded to the mysterious “Sea Mudra” by Jonathan M. Wright, an oil on canvas painting of a woman in the water, but with four arms in symbolic pose, like an Indian religious figure. One wonders where she came from. The First Place ribbon went to Robert Schroeder’s large “Brick Pot With Pipe Handle,” a tongue-in-cheek, but expertly crafted, clay sculpture. The artist has several more in a brick pot series in the show, which add some heft to the three-dimensional exhibits. Second Place was awarded to Joyce McClain’s “Lake Garda,” a detailed solar etching, which draws the viewer in for a close look. Third Place winner is S. Williams’ bright watercolor “Details Bike,” a portrait of the antique bicycle with flowers in its basket that greets customers at the Details store on Littleton’s Main Street.

Honorable Mentions were given to Barbara Veatch for a mixedmedia abstract painting; to Roseanne Stearne’s airy mixed media painting “Celebration II,” and to Gayla Ruckhaus’ “Iris,” created from colorful, textured wool fibers, pressed on a board, under glass. This broad-based show, open to all, is a nice representation of the many interests community artists pursue, with a variety of skills. The jurors’ statement had this description: “Upon walk“Kaleidoscope” is at the Coloing through the gallery we were rado Gallery of the Arts, in the impressed by the variety of art in Annex Building on the east our community. We decided we side of Arapahoe Community needed to convey that diversity. College’s Main Campus, 5901 The diversity is represented in S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. each subject matter, technique and Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. content. We decided that each artist Mondays through Fridays; until should have at least one work of art 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to in the show. If there were multiple noon Saturday, July 27. submissions, we wanted to show strengths through similarity or originality and diversity. Other considerations included careful analysis of the artist’s use of the art elements and principles. We awarded the strongest representations of a variety of media. Finally, we want to thank all artists who submitted to the Kaleidoscope show. It is our wish that each and every one of you continue to create, grow, and evolve as artists.”

If you go

Panzano chef competes

Poundstone coming to Chautauqua Comedian entertains without nastiness By Sonya Ellingboe

sellingboe@ourcoloradonews.com On most weekends, more than 5 million people who tune into NPR’s news quiz show, “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” enjoy the clever comedian Paula Poundstone, who works at the intersection of politics and comedy, managing to nail a situation accurately and with humor time after time. An author and lecturer as well, Poundstone will appear in Colorado at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder. “Appear in concert” is what they call it, but she will demonstrate why she is thought of as one of America’s great humorists.

She holds spontaneous, impromptu exchanges with the audience over all sorts of topics, managing to entertain without being mean or nasty. Political comment is current and artful and she is a master storyteller. Honors have accumulated from coast to coast for this funny woman, who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., with her family. Her 2006 book “There is Nothing in This Book That I Poundstone Meant to Say,” is still available in audio and paperback versions, and her new comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” was released, appropriately, on April Fool’s Day, 2013. Another side to Poundstone’s activities that may be less well known is her ongoing

IKEA in Centennial donated nearly $60,000 of products in comfort kits for families forced out of their homes during Colorado’s Black Forest Fire in June. In all, 800 kits were created; 500 for adults and 300 for children. “There really wasn’t a question of if we’d do something to help our neighbors, it was a question of what we’d do,” said local marketing, PR and community outreach manager Annie Boeckman. IKEA Centennial co-workers brainstormed product ideas to include in the kits. Each bag contained basic necessities focusing on eating, sleeping and hygiene. “The products chosen for the bags were a team effort,” Boeckman said. “Our coworkers put themselves in the mindset of an evacuee and thought about what they’d need if they had to up and leave at a moment’s notice.” Each IKEA bag contained a pillow, blanket, towel, water bottle and utensils for eating and writing. The child kits also contained markers, paper and a soft toy to keep them entertained during a stressful situation. IKEA Centennial realized firsthand results of their efforts in an email from an IKEA visitor on July 2: “I want to thank you for the kind packages you sent to the Red Cross to help those in the Black Forest Fire! My sister lost everything, but had toys for her grandkids to play with because of your kindness.” It took just five days to pull more than 10,000 products, set up an assembly line on the store’s receiving dock and have co-workers assemble the bags. Many IKEA employees came in early or stayed late knowing time was of the essence for the evacuees. The New Jersey IKEA transport team, in charge of setting up trucks for product delivery to and from distribution centers, quickly contracted a 53-foot trailer to transport the bags to Colorado Springs. The kits were delivered to the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Center on June 21 and distributed by Red Cross volunteers the following week.

If you go Paula Poundstone will appear at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, at the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets cost $25 to $42.50. Call 303-440-7666 or visit chautauqua.com.

role for the American Library Association. She is National Spokesperson for United for Libraries, the national Friends of the Library citizen support network. Groups across the nation work to raise funds and awareness for these valued community institutions — and come forth when there is a fracas over a book or topic. She says each show she does is different, so the audience can expect new and current material when Paula Poundstone steps onto the Chautauqua stage.

Elise Wiggins, executive chef of Panzano in Denver, will represent Colorado at the Great American Seafood Cook Off in New Orleans on Aug. 3. One of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the United States, The Great American Seafood Cook Off emphasizes the importance of cooking with domestic and sustainable seafood. In New Orleans, Wiggins will compete against more than a dozen top seafood chefs from across the country for the title of “King” or “Queen” of American Seafood. The chefs will prepare dishes that showcase sustainable fish. Garrett Wiggins, Elise’s younger brother, will act as her sous chef at the event. Interestingly, Wiggins grew up in West Monroe, La., and moved to Colorado to pursue her cooking career. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Louisiana and represent Colorado at the Cook Off in New Orleans,” said Wiggins, whose restaurant, Panzano,

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220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of removing and replacing flashing beacon assemblies, signs, poles and traffic control at various pedestrian and equestrian crossings throughout Douglas County.

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Government Legals Public Notice PUBLIC INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for 2013 FLASHER MODIFICATIONS PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER TF 2013041 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of removing and replacing flashing beacon assemblies, signs, poles and traffic control at various pedestrian and equestrian crossings throughout Douglas County. The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.)

Separate sealed bids for 2013 FLASHER MODIFICATIONS PROJECT, DOUGLAS COUNTY PROJECT NUMBER TF 2013041 will be received by the Owner, Douglas County Government, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104, until Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This project consists of removing and replacing flashing beacon assemblies, signs, poles and traffic control at various pedestrian and equestrian crossings throughout Douglas County.

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The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Remove Flashing Beacon and Pole 11 EA • Remove Foundation Base 11 EA • Pedestrian Activated Flashing Beacon Assembly (Signs and Pole) (Dual Head) (Furnish and Install) 11 EA • Concrete Flasher Foundation Base (Furnish and Install) 35 EA Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein.

A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO Any questions on the bidding process may 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducProceedings, 2013 be directedJune to Amy Branstetter, Project ted at 2:00 p.m. on Commissioners Tuesday, August 6, Engineer at 303.660.7490. 2013, at the same address. Vendor Name Total Description For Planholder Information, Please Call The Project includes the following ma1 STOP AUTO SERVICEquantities: $4,078.23 Equipment & Motor Vehicle Parts 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) jor itemsTIRE and& approximate WILCOX LLC 4,945.58 Building/Land Lease/Rent • 402 Remove Flashing Beacon and Pole 11 ABSOLUTE GRAPHICS INC 4,901.92 Clothing Uniforms Legal Notice No.:& 921806 EA ACORN PETROLEUM 119,850.75 Fuel Charges First Publication: July 18, 2013 • Remove FoundationINC Base 11 EA LESAActivated Flashing Beacon 1,322.67 Travel Expense Last Publication: July 25, 2013 • ADAME, Pedestrian ADAMS COUNTY 810.46 Travel Expense Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Assembly (Signs and Pole) (Dual Head) ADVANCED INC 3,384.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services (Furnish andPROPERTY Install) 11MAINTENANCE EA ADVANCEDFlasher TRAFFICFoundation PRODUCTSBase INC (Fur- 98,770.38 Other Equipment • Concrete AECOM INC35 EA 16,035.00 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering nish and USA Install) AFL MAINTENANCE INC 5,663.00 Service Contracts Prior to submitting GROUP a Bid Proposal, BidAGGREGATE INDUSTRIES 3,296.32 Aggregate Products ders shall have received prequalification status (active status) AIRVAC SERVICES INC with the Colorado 2,026.50 Other Repair & Maintenance Services Department of Transportation to bid on inALBOURI, ABDULLA A 164.22 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder dividual projects of theSYSTEMS size andINC kind of ALCOHOL MONITORING 11,050.20 Other Professional Services work as GARRETT set forth Bherein. ALLEN, 38.86 Clothing & Uniforms ALPINE ROOFING CO INC 317.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services Any questions ALUWIND INC on the bidding process may 12,592.68 Business Personal Property Tax Rebate beAMERICAN directed PLANNING to Amy Branstetter, ASSOCIATIONProject 25.00 Books & Subscription Engineer atCATHY 303.660.7490. ANDREWS, - PETTY CASH DCSO 100.00 Change Funds - Civil Warrants APDC COLORADO LANGUAGE CONNECTION 183.00 Other Purchased Services For Planholder Information, Please Call APEX DESIGN PC 4,106.25 Other Professional Services 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) APEX SOFTWARE 3,645.00 Software/Hardware Supplies Maintenance APPLIED PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY 1,595.00 Other Professional Services Legal Notice RENTAL No.: 921806 ARAPAHOE 80.00 Operating Supplies/Equipment First Publication: July 18, 2013 ARAPAHOE/DOUGLAS MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK 62,739.48 Treatment Services and Programs Last Publication: July 25, 2013 Assisting DC Citizens Publisher: Douglas County ARCHITERRA GROUP, THE News-Press 10,751.22 Other Improvements ARGUS EVENT STAFFING LLC 352.28 Service Contracts ARNESON, SARAH JOAN 143.38 Travel Expense ARS SAND & GRAVEL CO LLC 8,338.63 Aggregate Products ARS SAND & GRAVEL CO LLC 1,030.99 Waste Disposal Services ASPEN FAMILY SERVICES INC 27,846.19 Other Professional Services ASPIRE ROOFING CONTRACTORS 153.25 Roofing Permit Fees-Refund AT CONFERENCE 88.37 Telephone/Communications AT&T MOBILITY 257.72 Cell Phone Service ATKINS NORTH AMERICA 52,702.84 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering AUGUSTINE, NANCY 75.00 Participation & Concession Fee-Refund AZTEC CONSULTANTS INC 3,185.00 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering BALDRIDGE, SAM 300.00 Other Professional Services BALDWIN, MARY 305.38 Metro Area Meeting Expense BANISTER, BRETT 148.95 Clothing & Uniforms BAROFFIO, JAMES R JR 200.00 Other Professional Services BARRETT, JULIE 319.50 Travel Expense BARSZCZ, WALTER & MARGARET 357.64 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder BATES, RAYMOND L 231.20 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder BECK, CHRISTINA 1,000.00 Tuition Reimbursement BEDROCK LLC 1,860.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services BEMAS CONSTRUCTION INC 68,534.27 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Construction BENNETT, ALBERT RAY 3,002.18 Other Professional Services BENNETT, MIKE 14.00 Travel Expense BENZEL, WILLIAM M 150.00 Service Contracts BERRA, WARREN J 81.97 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder BESTWAY CONCRETE COMPANY 668.00 Aggregate Products BEYOND TECHNOLOGY INC 4,183.80 Operating Supplies/Equipment BJORK, PATSY LEE 143.36 Metro Area Meeting Expense BLACK BOX CORPORATION 472.76 Other Repair & Maintenance Supplies BLACK HILLS ENERGY 32,300.55 Utilities BOB BARKER COMPANY 434.65 Operating Supplies/Equipment BOB POPP BUILDING SERVICES INC 2,400.00 Service Contracts BOBCAT OF THE ROCKIES LLC 138.04 Operating Supplies/Equipment BOSWELL, BOB 13.22 Travel Expense BOUCHARD, DREW P 1,650.00 Other Professional Services BOYDSTUN, PERRY 151.42 Travel Expense BREAK THROUGHS INC 5,000.00 Other Training Services BREWER, BILL 20.11 Travel Expense BRINING, CHARLES D 9,500.00 Settlement Release BURBARY, ADAM K 81.77 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder BURKHARDT, RANDALL 618.50 Travel Expense BUSINESS INK COMPANY 185.00 Liquor License Book-Printing BUYS, MYRA JEAN 244.00 Travel Expense CAMBRIDGE SYSTEMATICS INC 140,580.81 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering CANALE, CHRISTINA 143.19 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder CAPITOL CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC 3,500.00 Other Professional Services CAPSTONE GROUP LLC 4,500.00 Other Professional Services CARNAHAN, PEGGY ANN 5,016.25 Other Professional Services CASI ASPHALT & CONCRETE 4,381.20 Asphalt & Asphalt Filler CASTELLANO, DEREK 375.00 Tuition Reimbursement CASTER, KIM 565.75 Other Professional Services CASTLE PINES WINWATER 2,726.83 Other Construction & Road Maintenance CASTLE ROCK SENIOR CENTER 7,680.00 CRSC Transportation Coordinator CASTLE ROCK SENIOR CENTER 7,145.98 New Freedom Grant Distribution CASTLETON CENTER WATER & SANITATION 262.00 Water & Sewer CASTLEWOOD CANYON CHURCH 2,000.00 2013 Miller Grant Award CATCO CLEAN AIR TRANSIT CO 9,337.16 JARC Grant Distribution CAWTHERN, DIANTHE EDLYN 450.87 Travel Expense CBM FOOD SERVICE INC 22,126.08 Inmate Meals CCMSI 29,937.51 Workers Compensation Claims CCMSI (FEE PAYMENTS ONLY) 2,958.33 Review Fees CENTURY LINK 3,054.14 Data Communication Lines CENTURY LINK 26,366.78 Telephone/Communications CHATO’S CONCRETE LLC 472,103.61 Major Maintenance of Assets CHAVEZ, TERI LYNN 2,335.50 Other Professional Services CINTAS FIRE PROTECTION 2,145.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services CINTAS FIRE PROTECTION 358.05 Service Contracts CITY ANIMAL DISPOSAL 2,720.00 Other Purchased Services CITY OF AURORA 3,989.49 Due to Aurora - MV License Fees CITY OF CASTLE PINES 72,381.21 Due to Castle Pines MV License Fees

The Contract Documents may be examined at the above address after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, and copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained upon payment of $35.00 for each set. The $35.00 is non-refundable. (Additional charge if mailing is required.) A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104. The Bid Opening will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the same address. The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Remove Flashing Beacon and Pole 11 EA • Remove Foundation Base 11 EA • Pedestrian Activated Flashing Beacon Assembly (Signs and Pole) (Dual Head) (Furnish and Install) 11 EA • Concrete Flasher Foundation Base (Furnish and Install) 35 EA Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein.

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final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and GoodLand Construction, Inc for the HR TIP-Phase 1 – 2011, Highlands Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway Intersection Improvements Project, Douglas County Project Number CI 2011-005 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said GoodLand Construction, Inc for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said August 17, 2013, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Neil Sarno, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

July 25, 2013

The Project includes the following major items and approximate quantities: • Remove Flashing Beacon and Pole 11 EA • Remove Foundation Base 11 EA • Pedestrian Activated Flashing Beacon Assembly (Signs and Pole) (Dual Head) (Furnish and Install) 11 EA • Concrete Flasher Foundation Base (Furnish and Install) 35 EA Prior to submitting a Bid Proposal, Bidders shall have received prequalification status (active status) with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bid on individual projects of the size and kind of work as set forth herein. Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Amy Branstetter, Project Engineer at 303.660.7490.

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For Planholder Information, Please Call 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) Legal Notice No.: 921806 First Publication: July 18, 2013 Last Publication: July 25, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO

Any questions on the bidding process may be directed to Amy Branstetter, Project Engineer at 303.660.7490.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on August 17, 2013 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, For Planholder Information, Please Call State of Colorado, for and on account 303.660.7490 (Front Desk) of a contract between Douglas County and GoodLand Construction, Inc for Legal Notice No.: 921806 the HR TIP-Phase 1 – 2011, Highlands First Publication: July 18, 2013 Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Last Publication: July 25, 2013 Parkway Intersection Improvements Publisher: Douglas County News-Press Project, Douglas County Project Number CI 2011-005 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said GoodLand Construction, Inc for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performPublic Notice ance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the exCITY OF CASTLE PINES 17,448.37 Intergovernmental-Castle Pines tent used prosecution ofFees said work, CITY OF LITTLETON 44.00 Dueintothe Littleton-MV License may at Due anytotime to and including CITY OF LONE TREE 3,129.50 Loneup Tree-MV License Fees said time of such final settlement on said AuCITY OF LONE TREE 147,834.17 Intergovernmental-Lone Tree gust 17, 2013, file a verified statement of CLARK, ABIGAIL 305.67 Travel Expense the amount due and unpaid on account of CLARK, ROBERT 134.40claim Travel Expense such with the Board of County ComCLOUGH CATTLE & FENCE COMPANY 1,316.00 Other c/o Professional ServicesEngineering missioners, Public Works COBITCO INC 79.10 Asphalt AsphalttoFiller Director, with a& copy the Project EnginCOLLINS, PATRICK 81.97 FeeSarno, Refunds Department - Clerk & Recorder eer Neil of Public COLORADO AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller BuildFOUNDATION 5,000.00 2013 MillerStreet, Grant Award ing, 100 Third Suite 220, Castle COLORADO ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING PROGRAM Rock, 40.00 CO Professional 80104.Membership & Licenses COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION 5.00 Conference, Seminar, Training Fees COLORADO CODE CONSULTING LLC 3,780.00 Elevator Failure New on the part Installations-Inspections of claimant to file such COLORADO COMMUNITY MEDIA 5,675.10 Newspaper statement prior toNotices/Advertising such final settlement will COLORADO COUNTY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION 200.00 Seminar, Training Fees relieve Conference, said County of Douglas from all COLORADO COUNTY CLERKS 1,940.00 Seminar, Training Fees and anyConference, liability for such claimant's claim. COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT 615.00 Due toofState-PH Marriage License The Board Douglas County CommisCOLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES 4,100.00 to State-HS LicenseColorsionersDue of the CountyMarriage of Douglas, COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public & EMPLOYMENT 230.00 & Subscription Works Books Engineering Director. COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 480.00 Other Professional Services COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 118.50 Notice Direct Relief Payments Legal No.: 921857 COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 2,200,181.77 Due to StateJuly - MV25, License First Publication: 2013Fees COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE 19,289.40 Due to StateAugust -Drivers1,License Last Publication: 2013 Fees COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 17,886.15 State-CDOT Publisher: Douglas County News-Press COLORADO DOORWAYS INC 391.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Supplies COLORADO GARDENER 18.00 Books & Subscription COLORADO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS COMPANY 9,653.95 Oil & Lubrication COLORADO REAL ESTATE JOURNAL 85.00 Books & Subscription COLORADO STATE PATROL 4,868.96 Travel Expense COLUMBINE PAPER & MAINTENANCE 1,787.36 Janitorial Supplies COMANCHE CREEK ENTERPRISES LLC 4,000.00 Other Purchased Services COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO 5,189.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO 341.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Supplies COMPLETE POWDER COATING & PAINT 240.00 Sign Parts & Supplies COMPUTRONIX INC 37,800.00 Support & Maintenance CONCRETE WORKS OF COLORADO INC 461,155.46 Roads, Streets, Drainage-Construction CONOVER, KAREN 219.62 Travel Expense CONTINUUM OF COLORADO 5,000.00 Other Professional Services COOK, MELISSA CHRISTINE 222.37 Travel Expense COOKS CORRECTIONAL 298.87 Operating Supplies/Equipment CORBIN & ASSOCIATES INC 395.00 Conference, Seminar, Training Fees CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES 2,920.00 Operating Supplies CROSS LINE CONSTRUCTION 5,200.00 Improvements CRYSTAL INN - WEST VALLEY 6,275.08 Student Travel CT LIEN SOLUTIONS 15.00 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder CULLIGAN 10.00 Operating Supplies/Equipment CUMMINS ROCKY MOUNTAIN LLC 4,236.00 Service Contracts CUMMINS, ANDREA 66.56 Travel Expense CUNNINGHAM, DWIGHT 9,757.17 Other Professional Services CUNNINGHAM, DWIGHT 707.99 Reimburse Computer-Related Purchase CUSTOM TIMBER WORKS INC 3,560.00 Other Improvements CUT RITE CONCRETE INC 195.00 Other Repair & Maintenance Services CZAPOR, BETA 75.00 Participation & Concession Fee-Refund DALY, SHANNON K 335.50 Instructor Travel DAMISCH, TOBY 75.00 Conference, Seminar, Training Fees DAVIDSON FIXED INCOME MANAGEMENT 2,916.67 Accounting & Financial Services DAVIS & STANTON 275.00 Employee Recognition Supplies DAVIS, KELLI NEWTON 4,770.42 Other Professional Services DCSO EXPLORERS POST 10-4 3,750.00 2013 Miller Grant Award DE FIELDS, ALMA ELIZALDE 100.00 Other Purchased Services DECKER, KRISTIN 297.70 Travel Expense DEEP ROCK WATER 53.00 Operating Supplies/Equipment DEHART, JEFF 19.44 Travel Expense DEL TORO, PAUL W & DOUGLAS P 149.49 Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder DELL MARKETING LP 22,813.94 Computer-Related DENVER WATER 76.57 Water & Sewer DESIGN CONCEPTS CLA INC 320.00 Parks & Recreation Improvement DEVELOPMENTAL PATHWAYS INC 543,614.82 Other Professional Services DIAMOND DISCS INTERNATIONAL LLC 435.79 Operating Supplies/Equipment DISCOVER GOODWILL 4,268.00 Other Professional Services DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 314.48 Fleet Maintenance DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1,034,534.00 Legal Services DLH ARCHITECTURE LLC 6,235.00 Design/Soft Costs DLT SOLUTIONS INC 5,359.94 Support & Maintenance DOPPLER TECHNOLOGIES INC 115.15 Other Repair & Maintenance Services DOUGLAS COUNTY DOLPHINS 3,102.00 Participation & Concession Fee-Refund DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARIES 850.50 Security Deposit Refund-Fairground DOUGLAS COUNTY PARTNERS 3,000.00 2013 Miller Grant Award DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 600.00 Other Training Services DOUGLAS COUNTY TEMPORARY SERVICES INC 120.75 Contract Work/Temporary Agency DOUGLAS COUNTY YESS FOUNDATION 10,000.00 2013 Miller Grant Award DOUGLAS/ELBERT TASK FORCE 25,000.00 2013 Miller Grant Award DOUGLAS/ELBERT TASK FORCE 10,089.00 DETF Overnight Assistance DR VINYL DENVER COMMERCIAL 768.40 Other Repair & Maintenance Services DRAKE, BARBARA 571.06 Travel Expense DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE 100.00 Driveway & Street Cut Permits-Refund DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE 3,386.00 Other Purchased Services DUNNAWAY, KELLY 145.60 Travel Expense 177,583.50 Due to E-470 Authority E-470 PUBLIC HIGHWAY AUTHORITY E-470 PUBLIC HIGHWAY AUTHORITY 14,354.65 Due to State-E470 Road Fees EJ USA INC 657.62 Other Construction & Road Maintenance EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF 40.55 Other Purchased Services ELECTION CENTER 495.00 Professional Membership & Licenses EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL DENVER 4,095.00 Student Travel EMBASSY SUITES SALT LAKE CITY 756.70 Student Travel EMPLOYERS COUNCIL SERVICES INC 125.00 Recruitment Costs

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF CONTRACTORS SETTLEMENT COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., as amended, that on August 17, 2013 final settlement will be made by the County of Douglas, State of Colorado, for and on account of a contract between Douglas County and GoodLand Construction, Inc for the HR TIP-Phase 1 – 2011, Highlands Ranch Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway Intersection Improvements Project, Douglas County Project Number CI 2011-005 in Douglas County; and that any person, co-partnership, association or corporation that has an unpaid claim against said GoodLand Construction, Inc for or on account of the furnishing of labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender or other supplies used or consumed by such contractor or any of his subcontractors in or about the performance of said work, or that supplied rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of said work, may at any time up to and including said time of such final settlement on said August 17, 2013, file a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim with the Board of County Commissioners, c/o Public Works Engineering Director, with a copy to the Project Engineer Neil Sarno, Department of Public Works Engineering, Philip S. Miller Building, 100 Third Street, Suite 220, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Government Legals

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Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado, By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public Works Engineering Director. Legal Notice No.: 921857 First Publication: July 25, 2013 Last Publication: August 1, 2013 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press

Failure on the part of claimant to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve said County of Douglas from all and any liability for such claimant's claim. The Board of Douglas County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, Colorado,CONSULTING By: Frederick H. Koch, P.E., Public 1,541.91 EMU Works Engineering Director. ENDPOINT DIRECT 1,335.00 ENGINUITY ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS LLC 7,125.00 Legal Notice No.: 921857 ENNIS TRAFFIC SAFETY SOLUTIONS 52,410.00 First Publication: July 25, 2013 ENTERPRISE 1,223.62 Last Publication: August 1, 2013 ENTERSECT 158.00 Publisher: Douglas County News-Press ENVIROTECH SERVICES INC 27,605.46 ENVISION IT PARTNERS 4,759.00 ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS LLC 150.00 ERO RESOURCES CORPORATION 1,866.86 ESKER SOFTWARE INC 1,275.05 ESTABROOK, JOEL 97.19 EVANS, SANDRA A 7,489.25 EVANS, SANDRA A 356.46 EZ LINER INDUSTRIES 1,672.45 FACILITY SOLUTIONS GROUP 462.84 FAMILY TREE 4,704.13 FARIS MACHINERY COMPANY 526.00 FASTENAL COMPANY 469.72 FEDEX 477.70 FELSBURG, HOLT AND ULLEVIG 11,268.05 FELSBURG, HOLT AND ULLEVIG 10,085.49 FIEDLER, PATRICK 134.40 FIRE & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 2,766.98 FLYNT, DARLENE KAY 125.98 FOOTPRINTS CONSULTING & TRAINING 5,583.77 FORENSIC TRUTH GROUP LLC 140.00 FRANCO, ROGELIO 66.57 FRANKTOWN ANIMAL CLINIC PC 1,609.16 FREDERICKS, FRANK 234.59 FRONTIER FENCE COMPANY 450.00 FRONTIER SURVEYING INC 1,270.00 G&K SERVICES 1,397.20 G2 RESEARCH LIMITED 5,597.50 GAGEN, DANIELLE LEIGH 454.94 GALLENTINE, JAY LEE 48.07 GALLS LLC 215.81 GARDA CL NORTHWEST INC 2,071.33 GARFIELD COUNTY 62.75 GENERAL AIR SERVICE & SUPPLY 250.50 GENERAL BINDING CORPORATION 567.42 GEOSHACK 12,245.00 GIBBONS, RICHARD 156.80 GLOVE WAGON, THE 207.46 GLYNN, JAMES M 1,300.00 GMCO CORPORATION 19,000.00 GOLF & SPORT SOLUTIONS LLC 617.30 GOODLAND CONSTRUCTION INC 14,218.93 GORMAN, THOMAS J 842.12 GORMAN, THOMAS J 14,006.92 GORTON, GEORGE M 25.00 GOVCONNECTION INC 6,504.61 GRAINGER 295.60 GRAYBAR ELECTRIC COMPANY INC 21,709.10 GRIFFITH, ART 249.81 HABER, JAMI LEIGH 50.00 HAGEMEYER NORTH AMERICA INC 305.68 HANSEN, SHERRY 278.55 HANSON, JOEL 319.50 HANSON, TOMMY 320.52 HARBISON EQUIPMENT REPAIR INC 2,034.06 HARPER, DAVID 20.40 HARRIS KOCHER SMITH 1,295.00 HARRIS LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS 9,674.56 HARRIS, JULIE A 1,163.50 HARTSON ENTERPRISES INC 650.00 HAULAWAY STORAGE CONTAINERS 90.00 HEALTH ONE CLINIC SERVICES 1,140.00 HEEMER, ALLISON 314.72 HESSON, SALLY 121.23 HICKETHIER, KENTON 812.77 HIEBERT, DALE 17.24 HIGH PLAINS KENNEL CLUB 261.00 HIGHLANDS RANCH METRO DISTRICTS 3,990.25 HILDENSTAB, JASON 389.25 HIZER, JAN 140.00 HOCK, JACQUELINE AMY 11.30 HODITS, SARAH 323.84 HOPPER, KARIN D 205.76 HORIZON LABORATORY LLC 2,314.25 HORSEBACK MIRACLES INC 9,000.00 HOSPITAL SHARED SERVICES 37,611.48 ICENOGLE SEAVER POGUE PC 7,707.00 ICON ENGINEERING INC 7,843.83 IDEAL IMAGE PRINTING 253.00 INDUSTRIAL WELDING & SUPPLY 30,030.00 INFOGROUP 7,250.00 INGALLS, LANCE 204.00 INGALLS, MELISSA ANN 155.69 INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR INC 14,716.49 INTER-FAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES 10,000.00 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IDENTIFICATION 70.00 IREA 131,071.84 J P MORGAN CHASE BANK 363,386.17 JAMAR TECHNOLOGIES INC JBS PIPELINE CONTRACTORS JEFFERSON COUNTY HUMAN SERVICE

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Professional Membership & Licenses Utilities Purchasing Card Transactions 05/05/13-06/04/13 9,252.00 Other Equipment 201,531.29 Bridges - Engineering 462.77 Other Professional Services

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Littleton’s Depot opens Western Welcome show “All Colorado 2013 Art Show,” a Western Welcome Week event, was juried by painter Pat Fostvedt at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. More than 230 entries were narrowed down to 60 works in the exhibit. “Golden Prisms,” an acrylic abstract painting by Merrie Wicks, was awarded the Best of Show ribbon. First Place went to photographer Joe Bonita for “Topographical Nude in Blue.” Second Place was awarded to Dane Fechenbach for “Red Ramekin” and Third Place to Pat Dall’s ink resist/watercolor “Pot Party.” Honorable Mentions: Peggy Dietz, Kathie Ballah and Becky Lucas. The show will be on display through Aug. 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (Open daily during Western Welcome Week, Aug. 9-18). Admission free. 303-795-0781.

Call for artists, crafters

Littleton’s 42nd Annual Friends of the Library/Museum Craft Fair, scheduled Oct. 5 at Ketring Park, has a call for artists out. Original handcrafted work only; 300 booths. For information, call Sherry Kling at the Littleton Museum, 303-795-3950.

a.m. Aug. 3 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd. in Highlands Ranch. Tickets: $10, douglascountylibraries.org.

Blues performance

Blues harmonica player/songwriter/ vocalist Curtis Salgado will perform in the Blue Star Music Festival, scheduled on Aug. 3 at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Also on the program: the Healers and others. Raises funds for music therapy for children. Music from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show. bluestarconnection.org.

Lone Tree Arts Center Guild

Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver is holding its Annual Members’ Show, which includes works by some south area artists. Art by 19 artists in all media will be displayed through Aug. 4. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evenings, or by appointment. 720-8892200, sparkgallery.com.

The Lone Tree Arts Center Guild is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Stylists Event, a fundraiser, at Nordstrom events room at Park Meadows from 4 to 6 p.m. August 14. Nordstrom stylists will show fall fashions and secrets of coordinating wardrobes with accessories. Skin care products and tips will be shown. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Limited seating. Admission costs $40. Call Gayle, 303-525-4744 for reservation.

Concert for kids

Village bandstand

Show at Spark

Kindie musician Laurie Berkner, of Nick Jr. fame, will perform for families at 10:30

Highlands Ranch Concert Band will present “Playin’ in the Park,” a special free

“Golden Prisms,” an acrylic painting by Meri Wick, won Best of Show in the Depot Arts Center’s 2013 All Colorado Show, juried by Pat Fostvedt Photo by Courtesy photo concert for children, at 6:30 p.m. August 3 at Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Program includes a Cartoon Express Medley, Star Wars Marches and Big Fun in the Sun: California beach music. Kids will get a free frozen treat and a chance to step to the podium to help direct the band. Information about the band, including how to become a member, is at hrconcertband.org.

Auditions

“Annie” at Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. July 27, noon to 4 p.m. girls. Prepare a 16-bar musical number. Bring headshot, resume. July 28, 6 to 11 p.m. adults. By appointment: Kim Drennan, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, or kdrennan@THAC. com. Production dates: Nov. 15-Dec. 29. Bob Wells directs, Kelly Kates choreographs, Donna Debreceni is musical director.

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8,160.00 12.50 10,272.00 1,193.00 33,909.02 490.90 4,000.00 2,269.88 4,775.00 9,000.00 1,089.00 225.00 57.63 2,236.75 176.00 329.60 12,125.00 126.50 121.87 3,475.55 6,000.00 2,653.00 148.50 522.76 437.87 118.22 2,558.80 881.62 6,148.76 345.00 115.57 175.97 344.80 4,740.00 117.26 18,400.00 485.00 23,635.29

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SYMBOL ARTS 1,429.00 SZUMILAS, MATTHEW 80.37 TAYLOR, VIVIAN A 8,974.50 TELESPHERE NETWORKS LTD 1,969.23 THACKERAY, ANDREW 259.25 THE ROCK 838.72 THOMPSON, STACY 40.00 THOMSON REUTERS WEST 633.92 THOMSON REUTERS WEST 2,867.00 THOUTT BROTHERS CONCRETE CONTRACTORS 181,087.93 TITAN POWER INC 19,477.00 TO THE RESCUE 5,916.00 TO THE RESCUE 10,490.00 TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK 338,128.33 TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK 14,001.00 TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK 155,909.00 TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK FIRE & RESCUE 62.50 TOWN OF LARKSPUR 1,841.95 TOWN OF LARKSPUR 545.94 TOWN OF PARKER 237,583.78 TPM STAFFING SERVICES 4,011.60 TRACKER SOFTWARE CORPORATION 3,669.00 TRANSCRIBING SOLUTIONS LLC 168.00 TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING CENTER 197.50 TRANSWEST 5,330.00 TRAVCO INC 8,458.20 TRI-LAKES DISPOSAL 60.00 TRINDLE, ROSIE ANN 207.91 TRIP SAVERS COURIERS 330.75 TRUE NORTH SURVEYING & MAPPING 8,500.00 TW CABLE LLC 458.60 ULINE 152.36 ULTRAMAX AMMUNITION 4,323.00 UMB BANK 4,856.73 UNCC 2,621.04 UNITED REPROGRAPHIC SUPPLY INC 124.78 UNITED REPROGRAPHIC SUPPLY INC 1,152.00 UNITED SITE SERVICES 277.74 UNITED STATES WELDING INC 20.94 URBAN DRAINAGE & FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT 150,000.00 US BANK 4,124.70 USA MOBILITY WIRELESS INC 14.04 UST GLOBAL INC 10.00 VALLEY VIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2,398.00 VAN DIEST SUPPLY COMPANY 2,313.50 VANCE BROTHERS INC 2,376.00 VERIZON WIRELESS SERVICES 17,319.46 VILLALOBOS CONCRETE INC 116,985.92 VIZCON 6,148.05 VOICES MANAGEMENT 862.50 WAGNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY 4,592.39 WAGNER EQUIPMENT COMPANY 24,839.79 WALTON, ANNE 145.40 WANER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC 17,108.00 WASSILAK, JENNIFER LYNN 80.00 WASTE MANAGEMENT 429.45 WATER & EARTH TECHNOLOGIES INC 9,621.00 WEAVER, DAVID A. 219.30 WEAVER, DAVID E. 151.20 WEIS DESIGN 1,525.00 WEITKUNAT, CURT 40.34 WELLS FARGO EQUITY LENDING 10.00 WEMBER INC 11,749.16 WENK ASSOCIATES INC 340.00 WESTERN PAPER DISTRIBUTORS INC 214.63 WESTSIDE TOWING INC 2,063.85 WILDCAT SHOPPING CENTER LLC 8,949.54 WILKERSON IV MD PC, JAMES A 1,000.00 WILLIAMS, KELLY ANN 241.82 WILSON & COMPANY INC 6,981.41 WILSON, GARY 513.02 WL CONTRACTORS INC 13,406.50 WOMEN’S CRISIS & FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER 3,921.00 WOMEN’S CRISIS & FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER WOODS, JEFF XCEL ENERGY XCELIGENT INC XPRESS AVIATION LLC YAVICH, HELEN ZIMMERMAN, ROBERT L ZION, JAMES TOTAL AMOUNT OF DISBURSEMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2013

3,274.21 200.00 2,500.13 23,004.00 200.00 91.39 82.17 38.87

Employee Recognition Supplies Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder Other Professional Services Telephone/Communications Travel Expense Security Deposit Refund-Fairground Other Purchased Services Books & Subscription Software/Hardware Supplies/Maintenance Major Maintenance of Assets Other Repair & Maintenance Supplies Developmental Disabilities Grant New Freedom/JARC Grant Distribution Due to Castle Rock-Auto Use Tax Due to Castle Rock-MV License Fees Intergovernmental-Castle Rock Other Repair & Maintenance Services Due to Larkspur-MV License Fees Intergovernmental-Larkspur Due to Parker - MV License Fees Contract Work/Temporary Agency Software/Hardware Supplies/Maintenance Other Professional Services Other Purchased Services Equipment & Motor Vehicle Parts Contract Work/Temporary Agency Waste Disposal Services Travel Expense Postage & Delivery Service Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering Operating Supplies/Equipment Operating Supplies/Equipment Firearm Supplies Banking Service Fees Other Professional Services Office Supplies Service Contracts Waste Disposal Services Other Repair & Maintenance Services Contribution-Timbers Creek Project Banking Service Fees Pager & Wireless Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder Escrow Payable Operating Supplies Asphalt & Asphalt Filler Cell Phone Service Road Repair, Maintenance & Overlay Operating Supplies/Equipment Other Professional Services Equipment & Motor Vehicle Parts Repairs-Equipment/Motor Vehicle Travel Expense Escrow Payable Other Professional Services Waste Disposal Services Other Professional Services Travel Expense Travel Expense Other Professional Services Travel Expense Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder Design/Soft Costs Traffic Signals - Engineering Janitorial Supplies Vehicle Tow Services Building/Land Lease/Rent Medical, Dental & Vet Services Travel Expense Other Professional Services Travel Expense Roads, Streets, Drainage-Construction Contribution-Window Replacement Project Other Professional Services Clothing & Uniforms Utilities Other Purchased Services Roads, Streets, Drainage-Engineering Professional Membership & Licenses Fee Refunds - Clerk & Recorder Travel Expense

$9,643,356.46

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Lions, tigers and books, oh my! Circus acts delight crowd, support library charity By Deborah Grigsby

dgrigsby@ourcoloradonews.com While the Elbert County Library District has plenty of books on lions and tigers, director Kari May admits she never thought the large cats would ever make a live appearance in her library parking lot. But, never say never. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus stopped in Elizabeth for two afternoon performances July 21 at the Elizabeth Public Library, to the delight of both young and old — and to raise money for the Elbert County Libraries Foundation. The small, tented one-ring circus featured a variety of traditional acts, delighting both young and old, and raising money for the foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing library facilities, programs and services. “It worked out nicely,” said May. “We were able to provide the circus with a place

to perform and a small portion of the ticket price will come back to the libraries.” Based in Hugo, Okla., the circus performs approximately 31 weeks out of the year, according to general manager and resident lion tamer Trey Key. Key, who’s been with circus for seven years, feeds, grooms and trains the three large felines that headline the show as well as handling many of the logistics. While small family-owned circuses seem to struggle in larger metropolitan areas, Culpepper and Merriweather emphasizes the fact that less densely populated areas enable them to deliver a more intimate show, with no seat being more than 40 feet from the performance ring. Key added that over the years, additional fees and permit requirements can make things difficult. He said he, as well as many of the circus family members, love what they do. “I don’t think there’s anyone here that would be happy working in an office five days a week,” he said. “This is really the best job you can have. I’m surrounded with friends and pets all day.”

Circus general manager and tiger tamer Trey Key scratches Delilah, a rare 350-pound golden tabby tiger, shortly before her performance on July 21 in Elizabeth. Key is part of the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus that held two afternoon performances in the Elizabeth Public Library parking lot. Portions of ticket sales were returned to the Elbert County Libraries Foundation. Photo by Deborah Grigsby

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has a Four Diamond rating from AAA. “I look forward to meeting chefs from other states as we help spread the word about the importance of sustainability.” Wiggins didn’t disclose her recipe for the competition, but did reveal its name: Colorado Kokanee Salmon Celebration. The fish comes from Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado. Wiggins is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and she was named Colorado Chef of the Year in 2005. “I am pleased that Chef Elise is bringing a taste of Colorado to the Tenth Annual Great American Seafood Cook Off,” said Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, which produces the cookoff. “Each year we bring a new and diverse group of America’s most talented chefs to New Orleans, and it is fast becoming apparent that 2013 will be the most exciting year yet.” Earlier this year, organizers of The Great American Seafood Cook Off encouraged states to hold a qualifying round or appoint a chef to compete in the event. There are currently 16 chefs registered representing such states as Alabama, Alaska, Mississippi, New Mexico and South Carolina. John Besh won the first The Great American Seafood Cook-Off in 2004 with a dish of pan-roasted Louisiana blackfish with corn, crab and caviar. The 2012 Cook-Off Crown went to Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant in Portland, Ore. Chef Gourdet prepared a dish of slow-cooked Oregon Chinook Salmon featuring butter clams, bacon dashi, por-

cini, roasted heirloom tomato and crispy sea greens. The Great American Seafood Cook Off will take place on Aug. 3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans during the Louisiana Foodservice Expo. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is the chief sponsor of the event. More information is available at www.GreatAmericanSeafoodCookoff.com. “I know it seems crazy for a chef from a landlocked state like Colorado to compete in a national seafood competition but I’m getting these great Kokanee salmon from Blue Mesa, caught by fishing guide Robby Richardson from Sport Fish Colorado. I can’t wait to get back to Louisiana and win this thing,” Wiggins added.

Wine time

It’s almost getting old, but Wine Spectator magazine gave Boulder restaurant Flagstaff House its Grand Award for the 30th straight year. The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s highest honor, awarded to restaurants that demonstrate passion and commitment to their wine programs. Wine Spectator also gave a Grand Award to Aspen’s Element 47 based on its wine selections from the regions and countries of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Italy and Germany. Seventy-three restaurants around the world earned the Wine Spectator Grand Award. All of the wine winners will be announced in the magazine’s August 31 issue, which hits newsstands on July 23. Twenty-eight Colorado restaurants earned Best of Award of Excellence and 68 were mentioned for Award of Excellence. For more information, visit www.winespectator.com/restaurants/search.

Way to go, dude!

Former Denver Post reporter Mark Obmascik’s second book, “Halfway to Heaven,” has been chosen by the city of Wheat Ridge for its One City/One Book program. Here’s Obmascik’s Facebook post on Monday: “Woo hoo! Honored and grateful to have my second book, Halfway to Heaven, selected by Wheat Ridge, CO for its One City / One Book program. I’ll be giving a series of talks and slide shows about the book (how to climb — or how not to climb — all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains in a summer) in September.” Obmascik’s first book, “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession,” was a best seller and was turned into a feature film starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. For more information, visit www.jefferson.lib.co.us/press-room/press-releases/ wheat-ridge-reads-feature-fourteenermemoir.

Baby steps

Ella Quinn Wiard was born at 1:44 p.m. July 16. The second child for Elway’s Cherry Creek chef Tyler Wiard and his wife, Jen (events manager at Elway’s) was 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. Daddy Tyler says, “Crazy story to this delivery, short version ... (Jen) was in pain last night from 11 p.m. until now. Came to hospital at approximately 7 a.m., complaining of major cramp in right side, they gave her meds, blood work and an ultrasound.” “Gall bladder has to be removed in the very near future. Got an epidural, broke my water, baby’s heart rate dropped, got rushed to surgery. We had a C-section,” Jen reports. “Baby is in special room for

extra oxygen. I am in recovery. Phew!!” I adore this couple and am so happy for their addition! Congrats, folks.

Course hosts kids clinic

Green Valley Ranch Golf Club is hosting a comprehensive clinic that’s fun for kids on July 30-Aug. 1. The three-day clinic is offered to children aged 7 to 15 years old and will be held from 9 a.m.-noon each day at Green Valley Ranch Golf Academy, at 4900 Himalaya Road, south of Denverr International Airport. Cost for the clinic is $199 per golfer. The clinic will feature PGA and LPGA instructors and all level of golfers are welcome. Kids will be provided clubs to use during the clinic, if necessary. The clinic will cover ball-striking, chipping, putting and playing the par-3 course with an instructor. For more information, call 303-3718700.

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Broken cycle, broken heart for Berry Littleton racer runs into bad luck at Bandimere By Scott Stocker

Special to Colorado Community Media Littleton’s Mike Berry had a broken heart when his Pro Stock Motorcycle broke in the classification semifinals of the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, causing a subsequent loss to Hector Arana Jr. of Milltown, Ind. Berry had qualified in the No. 2 position behind the No. 1 qualifier, Adam Arana, who would foul out on his second run, losing to former Trinidad resident Andrew Hines. Shawn Gann of Stoneville, N.C., was the classification winner, beating Hector Arana Jr. with his pass of 7.351 seconds at 181.08 mph to Arana’s 7.376/182.11 effort. “I blew it up and we spun the wheels,” said a dejected Berry. “I’m ecstatic about the weekend. We just need to fix the problem. I’m not going to do the rest of the Western Swing, but I’ll be coming back for Indianapolis. I just want to figure out the whole problem. “I was actually shocked to be the No. 2 qualifier,” said Berry, who opened with a win against L.E. Tonglet of Metairie, La. (7.320/180.69 to 7.363/181.47). “Something worked early, not just at the end for me. I just want to get a handle on it. I’m really pleased overall with the weekend, but finals and a win would have been sweet. We were excited.” Berry had reached the semifinals with a tremendous hole shot (.026 second) at the start, which enabled him to beat Matt Smith of King, N.C. (7.383/178.89 to 7.354181.08).

Funny car

It’s been two decades since Cruz Pedregon of Brownsburg, Ind., won at Bandimere, but he fashioned what can be called a near-perfect weekend, winning the Funny Car championship. In the course of three days, Pedregon qualified No. 1 with a record-setting pass of 4.073 seconds at 307.37 mph. He went on to defeat Bob Tasca III from Cranston, R.I., for the Mile High title with a pass of 4.233 seconds, 295.46 mph to Tasca III’s 4.408/257.04 effort.

MOPAR MILE HIGH NATIONALS Top Fuel DragsTer — Champion: Spencer Massey, Brownsburg, Ind., ET 3.974, 309.27 mph. Runner-up: Bob Vandergriff, Alpharetta, Ga., ET 4.029, 304.67 mph, Funny Car — Champion: Cruz Pedregon, Brownsburg, Ind., ET 4.233, 295.46 mph. Runner-up: Bob Tasca III, Cranston, R.I., ET 4.408, 257.04 mph. pro sToCk MoTorCyCle — Champion: Shawn Gann, Stoneville, N.C., ET 7.351, 181.08 mph. Runner-up: Hector Arana Jr., Milltown, Ind., ET 7.376, 182.11 mph. In winning for the 33rd time in his career, Pedregon defeated Todd Simpson of Ponder, Texas (4.188/295.46 to 4.376/206.70) to open his run, Ron Capps of Carlsbad, Calif. (4.178/297.35 to 4.282/296.18), and Del Worsham of Villa Park, Calif. (4.232/292.84 to 5.261/155.9). “To run the table with the low ET puts the pressure on,” Pedregon said. “This is just a difficult place to race. I’m grateful and happy that we were able to break a track record. Each win means as much as it does with the other 33. They just all mean a lot to me. Can we sweep the Western Swing? We’ll see. We’ve got the good start.” Tasca III opened his run to the final upsetting John Force of Yorba Linda, California (4.268-296.76 to 4.313-288.33), followed by victories against Tim Wilkerson (4.237303.03 to 4.307-274.22) and Robert Hight of Yorba Linda, California (4.221-302.89 to 4.434-230.13).

Littleton’s Mike Berry races his Pro Stock Motorcycle in the final round of qualifying on July 20 at Bandimere Speedway.

Top fuel dragster

Like Funny Car, there were no Colorado drivers in Top Fuel, a classification won by Spencer Massey. Yet it was a step up in the right direction for the Brownsburg, Ind., resident. Massey, who was the runner-up in the Mile Highs last season, came through to beat Bob Vandergriff of Alpharetta, Ga., with a pass of 3.974 seconds, 309.27 mph to Vandergriff’s 4.029/304.67 effort. He had reached the final with his victory against teammate Shawn Langdon (3.966/309.98 to 3.975/309.20), his quarterfinal win over Mike Strasburg of Lehi, Utah (3.996/305.91 to 5.213/138.77), and his opening round win against Clay Millican of Drummonds, Tenn., (3.970/311.99 to 4.011/304.74).

Vicky Schell Johnson backs up after her burnout in Super Comp at Bandimere Speedway on July 20.


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Track worker says job is place to be Longtime sprint racer happy to be at Bandimere By Jim Benton

jbenton@ourcoloradonews.com Frank Evancich spent three days last week armed with a hose and broom. Evancich, an Alameda High School graduate and Denver resident, worked the water box for the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals, held July 19-21 at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. His job was to make sure there was water on the track, so when cars rolled toward the starting line, they would get the tires wet to do burnouts. Then, he would grab a broom to help sweep away rocks. “I’ve been working this race for 25 years,” said Evancich. “I’d been racing sprint cars on Saturdays for 35 or 40 years. I love drag racing. With this job, it’s the idea of being out with everybody and watching the action. In between what we’re doing we glance every once in a while and watch a race.” An estimated 114,000 people watched Mile High Nationals events, which actually started July 18 with a Mopar block party in Golden. Fans are allowed to walk around the pit area and scrutinize crews as they work on the cars. Unlike most sports, there

were seven divisions of amateur drivers competing on the same track and same venue as the professionals. Two sportsman classes, Top Dragster and Top Sportsman, competed for national honors for the first time this summer at Bandimere. The monsoon rains that hit some areas of the state avoided Morrison and the Mile High National drag races were contested with good weather and near-capacity crowds. The Bandimere stop is the 14th race on the 2013 NHRA tour, with four remaining before the points are reset for the Countdown to the Championship, which is the NHRA’s version of the playoffs. Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon and Steve Torrence, in a Top Fuel dragster, set track records in the qualifying rounds, held the first two days. Pedregon and Torrence were the No. 1 qualifiers in their respective classes going into the July 21 elimination rounds. Allen Johnson’s magic on the Thunder Mountain track near Morrison continued, and he was the top seed for the fourth straight year in Pro Stock, while Adam Arana was the No. 1 seed in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Johnson defeated Lakewood’s V. Gaines July 21 in the Bandimere finals for the second straight season, capturing his fourth Mile High Nationals championship in the past five years and the fifth of his career at the drag racing facility. He has been in eight

Mile High finals, including seven in a row. The Greeneville, Tenn., native eliminated Mike Edwards, the last Pro Stock driver to win at Bandimere other than Johnson in the past five seasons, in the second round, and his 6.989-second run at 196.87 miles per hour downed Gaines’ 7.015 at 196.67-mph effort in an all-Mopar Super Stock finals. “The Mopar Express Lane Dodge Avenger crew is the reason for all the success for the last seven years here,” said Johnson, who clinched a spot in the Countdown to the Championship. “They’re determined to win every year. We’re really thrilled to come out here with a win for Mopar on their 25th anniversary of this race. For them and the Bandimere family, having that marriage for 25 years, we really wanted to win it for that marriage. We pulled it off and we’re very happy.” Pederson knocked off Bob Tasca III to capture the Funny Car championship. It was his second win at Bandimere, coming 20 years after he was victorious in 1993. “I can remember winning in 1993 and winning this race means the same to win,” said Pedregon, who drove his 8,000-horsepower Toyota Camry to a 4.233 elapsed time at 295.46 mph in the final run. Spencer Massey beat Bob Vandergriff in the Top Fuel finals with an ET of 3.974 and 309.27 mph.

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Thursday, August 8, 6:30– 8pm

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Free Nature Hike Series: Where the Buffalo Roam

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This hike in the RidgeGate bluffs will explore how

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people throughout history have interacted with and

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depended upon the native bison for survival. A naturalist from South Suburban Parks and Recreation will lead the hike, with touchable artifacts and great views of where huge herds once roamed. Register at ridgegate.com for this free, family-friendly hike.

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