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January 10, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 33

Republican keeping watch from the middle


By Glenn Wallace House District 25 Rep. Cheri Gerou won re-election in November, only to find that several of her fellow Republicans did not. Now in a Democrat-controlled House, Gerou said the 2013 legislative session would be very interesting how the Democrats handle being in control of both sides of the Legislature and the governor’s office. “I’ll be watching to see how they manage themselves,” Gerou said. But unlike several of her fellow Republicans, Gerou has a history of bipartisan cooperation, and has offered to vote against her party’s wishes on big issues like education funding and civil unions. “My predecessor, Rob Witwer, said, ‘The best advice I can give you is Gerou to vote your conscience, vote your district, and vote your party.’ And by the time I’ve voted my conscience, and my district, I don’t often worry about voting my party,” Gerou said. Her district — covering much of south Jefferson County and its mountain communities — is comprises roughly in thirds by Republicans, Democrats and Independents, and that has meant that she has found herself on middle ground on several occasions. As the chair of the Joint Budget Committee, Gerou once received 64 votes out of the 65-seat House. “And the one vote against was from someone from my own party,” Gerou said. Now in the minority on the Joint Budget Committee, Gerou said 2013 would be a delicate time for the Colorado economy. She said one of her focuses would be on health care, particularly lowering Medicaid costs. She said she intends to author two bills, one to increase proactive and preventative health care to young and expecting mothers, and one to address endof-life issues for the elderly. Gerou said reducing costs now would help improve what she sees as an unsustainable program, which might get a lot bigger if Gov. John Hickenlooper agrees to the federal government’s offer to increase Medicaid eligibility in the state. “The federal government pays (most of the additional cost) through 2019, but what happens after this? There’s no free ride on this — the state is going to end up paying most of it,” Gerou said. On education, Gerou said she foresees major budget fights over K-12 funding, and says she personally would like to see more funding for higher education, which she sees as a form of economic development. Democrats are likely to revive the bill in favor of civil unions, which Gerou says will have her support. Democrats are also likely to propose some form of gun control legislation as well, which Gerou is more skeptical about. “I really applaud the governor’s efforts for his mental health funding. That’s the real problem right there,” she said.

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City of Arvada District 2 councilman Mark McGoff, right, followed by Bob Fifer, councilmember-at-large, lead a group of walkers northward during a winter hike Saturday at Majestic View Park. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Sisters bring sugar, sprinkles Former teachers open cupcake shop with more than 50 choices By Sara Van Cleve


isters Jessica Forster and Candice WirthKleinbub have come a long way since their first foray into baking as young girls with their Holly Hobbie oven in their parents’ New York home. “We got it for Christmas one year, and you could make one cake and one pie,” Forster said. “We were using it in the basement because that’s where we played and Candice used the little spatula to take a cake out and it smashed to the floor.” “That’s when I said, ‘Twenty years of baking? No way,’” Wirth-Klienbub said. But baking is just what these two sisters, who now live in Arvada with their families, plan to do for the next 20 years. After about a year of planning and hard work, Forster and Wirth-Kleinbub opened the first cupcake shop in the area, Once Upon a Cupcake, 5680 W. 88th Ave. in Westminster, on Dec. 18. The sisters have created more than 50 different types of cupcakes, from traditional flavors to ones customers can’t find anywhere else, as well as chocolate whoopie pies with marshmallow filling. While the bakery offers dozens of different flavors, the flavors are rotated on a daily basis, with about eight to 10 available each day. Classic cupcakes offered include ones such as “Birthday Bash,” double chocolate, peanut butter cup and “Red Queen,” a red velvet cake cupcake. “The cupcakes are really delicious and really creative,” said Linda Le, an employee at Once Upon a Cupcake. “They always try to create new ones, which I think will help them with future success.” The shop’s custom cupcakes set it apart from other shops with flavors such as peanut butter and jelly, Mambo Italiano, a tri-colored almond cake with apricot filling, topped with chocolate ganache and slivered almonds is the sisters’ version of the Italian rainbow cookie. While each cupcake is different, they all have three ingredients in common. “Sugar, sprinkles and love are put into every cupcake,” said Forster. Once Upon a Cupcake has also introduced

Sisters Jessica Forster, left, and Candice Wirth-Kleinbub opened their family-operated business Once Upon a Cupcake at 5680 W. 88th Ave. in Westminster. Photo by Andy Carpenean “Tipsy Cupcakes,” with flavors akin to Captain Morgan and Coca-Cola, Jagermeister and Red Bull, a White Russian and a Bloody Mary. Tipsy cupcakes are available Fridays and Saturdays. Two other specialty cupcakes do more than just satisfy a customer’s sweet tooth. Ten percent of proceeds from the “Pink Elephant,” a strawberry and cherry flavored cupcake with a strawberry jam filling, and “Hey Jude,” an Earl Grey lemon and lavender cupcake, are donated to charity. The “Pink Elephant” supports the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., while the “Hey Jude” supports St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. “We want to give back, so we’re supporting animals, because we love animals, and humans,” Wirth-Kleinbub said. Cupcakes not sold by the end of the day are also donated to local food banks. While the shop is new and has been a learning experience, the sisters are not new to the baking business. Before opening the shop, they owned their own cupcake catering busi-

ness while they were teachers at Parr Elementary School. To continue to support their fellow teachers, all Jefferson County Public Schools staff and faculty receive 10 percent off when they show their badge. Forster and Wirth-Kleinbub have found their years of experience in the classroom as a benefit when it comes to running a business too. “You learn to keep order,” Wirth-Kleinbub, a former art teacher for the elementary school. “I had over 300 kids so I learned to keep things going but still kind of fun.” And fun is just what the shop tries to bring with its bright pink walls, cartoon cupcake characters on the wall and coloring books on the table for to entertain children when they visit. Once Upon a Cupcake even hosts events such as birthday parties or showers for up to 15 guests. Once Upon a Cupcake, 5680 W. 88th Ave., Westminster, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The shop is closed Sundays.


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New year feels like all-clear We’d come, my family and I, to the 16th Street Mall to watch fireworks paint a final glittery statement to the departing year against the black backdrop above Denver’s skyline — or, depending on one’s perspective, write a vibrant, joyful opening line for a new script. The reverberating beat of up-tempo techno music pulsed through the lighthearted crowd, bundled in jackets and scarves as frosty puffs of breath rose and briskly dissipated in the winter air. A loud cheer echoed through the concrete canyon as rapid-fire, brilliant booms signaled the display’s end. Just like that, one more cycle completed, another set in motion. “A new start,” 18-year-old Devin Williams of Aurora said. “New beginnings,” agreed Yekatena Breez, 24, of Russia, here visiting friends. “A chance,” said Kevinia Pickford, also 24, of Denver, as she gazed into the sky, “to start up right again.” For many, New Year’s Eve is more than a reason to celebrate. The older I’ve grown,

the more I’ve come to appreciate the underlying reflection that threads through the traditional revelry. The clock is ticking away my minutes; I want to make sure what’s left counts. Although I consistently reassess and set goals, the transition from the old year to the new one provides a concrete place to shed pieces of my life that didn’t work and keep those that did, reshuffle priorities to accommodate evolving experiences, or to just plant some new dreams. The opportunity to be able to alter course — if needed or wanted — at a moment that provides a fresh and dependable

starting point seems comforting. “Every new beginning,” the Roman philosopher Seneca said, “comes from some other beginning’s end.” The tradition of renewal is age-old. New year celebrations date back some 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians, who believed the first new moon after the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness ushered the start of a new year. For centuries, civilizations celebrated New Year’s Day at different times of the year around festivals of religious significance. They celebrated much like we do, with music and dance and festivity. While most of the world today marks Jan. 1 as the start of the new year, some countries still follow their own calendars. Depending on the moon’s position, the Chinese New Year, for instance, falls anywhere between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Traditions are as colorful and unique as the fireworks that light up the night. Spaniards eat 12 grapes before midnight, each representing a month that will be either sweet or sour. Danes jump off chairs to symbolize leaping into the new year. The Thai throw water on each other because they believe water washes away bad luck and makes people fresh. The dropping of the Times Square ball in New York City has become an iconic countdown worldwide of the year’s end. Regardless of the ritual or superstition, sociologists say new year’s celebrations are a way to let go of the past in a spirited, carefree manner before buckling down to start anew. Continuous psychological rebirth. Monica McLaughlin, 48, of Highlands Ranch, describes it as a reset button. “Maybe you didn’t accomplish everything you wanted to,” she said. “Reset. It’s not `I have to go all the way back to the beginning. It’s where can I start from?’ … Basically, it’s to own your life as you can.” Her good friend, Winston Murrell, 58,

understands that sentiment. He is a tall man with a silvery stubble flecked across his cheeks and a navy blue New York Yankees beanie covering his head. He teaches middle school. Eight years ago, a heart condition almost ended his life. “Everything is a second chance,” he said. “I’m living on borrowed time.” So, he looks to the challenge of the unknown, which comes full circle every New Year’s Eve. “You look at what you have come through in the past year and the promise of the future is before you. The future,” he said, “is unwritten.” Like a clean sheet of paper waiting for the words of a story. Devin Williams has some ideas for his: Get straight As in college. Be successful. Live a good life. So does Kevinia Pickford, on this night working as a crosswalk officer ushering hordes of fireworks spectators safely across the street. “My goal is to graduate from college this year, go into my nursing career and then start planning for school for my 2-year-old son.” We headed home, the burst of fireworks already fading in memory, thoughts of tomorrow already scurrying through my mind, the tick, ticking of the clock interrupted by the excitement of possibility and purpose. American businessman David Weinbaum has this to say about new ventures: “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” I like that: Perpetual storylines of hope and promise. Constant rejuvenation — just like an old year giving way to a new one. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at or 303-5664110.

INSIDE THE PRESS THIS WEEK TRANSPORTATION: Beltway land swap given green light. Page 3

LIFE: Life lessons from “Mrs. Mannerly” at the Arvada Center. Page 14 BUSINESS: Couple perks a place of their own in coffee business. Page 4

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Parkway deal done Land swap means 617 acres of open space, new toll road route By Glenn Wallace It was a bumpy road, but a land swap to grant a swath of the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge for use as a new tollway through Jefferson County has happened. The $10 million land swap deal, involving U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior, Jefferson and Boulder counties, the city of Arvada and others, officially adds 617 acres of land to the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge. In exchange, the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) was granted a 300-foot-wide transportation right-of-way along the refuge’s eastern edge, over the objections of some nearby cities and environmental groups. “I am delighted that we have overcome all the obstacles through hard work and perseverance by our fellow county commissioners, mayors and council members and their staffs as well as the United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the State Land Board and the many others who have negotiated and compromised, always keeping in mind the vision of what is best for our citizens,” said Jefferson County Board of Commissioners chair Don Rosier following the decision. The land swap was opposed by a lawsuit claiming an inadequate environmen-

tal review, filed by environmental groups WildEarth Guardians and Rocky Mountain Wild, along with the cities of Superior and Golden. In mid-December a federal judge ruled that the swap was legal, and dismissed the lawsuit. Superior and the environmental groups filed an appeal, along with a request for a temporary injunction to keep the deal from being finalized on Dec. 31 as scheduled. The injunction was initially granted, but the three-judge panel decided to let the deal close as scheduled after receiving a rebuttal to the injunction by the JPPHA. The JPPHA may now proceed with plans to construct a 10-mile toll road. The new road would connect the current terminus of the E-470 Northwest Parkway in Broomfield to Highway 93, about three miles north of the city of Golden, as part of the continuing effort to complete a ring road around the Denver Metro Area. Like the Northwest Parkway, the road would be public, but rely on the investment of a private investor, who would then receive the parkway’s fee revenue. JPPHA Interim Executive Director Bill Ray said the lawsuit set back the parkway project by at least a year, even as the project itself still has years of study and planning ahead. Ray added that “extensive environmental reviews,” would still need to be conducted for the major interchanges, and affected wetlands associated with the parkway plan. Ray said the authority would be watching closely, in case the federal lawsuit is granted an appeal.

ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY City hosting neighborhood grant meetings

Arvada will host two informational meetings about its Neighborhood Improvement Grants program. The meetings will be at 6 p.m. tonight in the Randall Room at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., and at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Anne Campbell Room at Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Neighborhood Improvement Grants are for projects that may include physical improvements, programs or activities to better a residential community. Grants are available up to $10,000. Projects must also include neighbors working together and matching at least 25 percent of the cost, with 15 percent matched in the form of donated labor. Applicants are required to schedule a pre-application conference before submitting their application. Applications are due by March 15. Grants will be awarded by early May 2013. For more information, call 720-898-7464.

Arvada Fire hosting free home safety class

The Arvada Fire Protection District is offering a free home safety class to teach residents about how to prevent home fires and the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The home safety class is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Arvada Fire Protection District Training Center, 6651 Indiana St. The class covers the top five causes of house fires, how to prevent these fires and information about carbon monoxide poisoning. Attendees will also receive a free carbon monoxide alarm installed in their homes by Arvada firefighters. For more information, call 303-424-3012.

Friday Club hosting informational celebration

The North Jeffco Senior Friday Club is hosting a free celebration in Arvada. The celebration will be 1-1:30 p.m. Friday at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Activities the club participates in include bridge, dominoes, bingo, golf, bowling, pinochle, mahjong, potlucks, holiday dinners and more.

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Bruce Abel, the assistant general manager of Bus Operations with the Regional Transportation District, demonstrates how the new SmartCard works using a reader on Dec. 31 at the Denver Union Station lightrail station. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

RTD passes become smarter EcoPass, CollegePass users now simply tap card and board to commute By Sara Van Cleve Using RTD’s public transportation just got a whole lot smarter. The Regional Transportation District introduced on Jan. 1 the first phase of its new smart card program, which requires riders to only tap their smart card on a reader before boarding the light rail or a bus to pay their fare. The first phase only affects CollegePass and EcoPass users. The EcoPass is a pass that companies purchase for employees that allow employees an unlimited number of rides. “We can enhance the boarding process,” said Bruce Abel, the assistant general manager of Bus Operations with RTD. “The bus dwells while the customers board for a shorter period of time, which helps us in terms of our on-time performance, which is obviously very important to our customers. It helps us get the trip and our customers on our way.” The new card system will also help decrease the need for cash, Abel said, benefiting both riders and RTD. “For our customers, they won’t have to worry about having the exact fare, but from the organization’s perspective, we won’t have to spend hours counting cash each day,” he said. RTD bus operator Phillip Zielonka said that expediting passengers was key.

“For us, it’ll help get the buses on time and get the passengers on time. It eliminates all of this ‘They come with the wrong pass or the wrong fare.’ It’s going to be great. It’s a mild tap and I sit down and move the bus on schedule,” he said. The new system requires very little change in customers’ behavior when boarding buses, but light rail riders will have to change their routine slightly, Abel said. Light rail riders who are not riding the light rail in the downtown region, which the pass is automatically set to, will have to choose which level of service they want — local, express or regional. Signs near the readers at the light rail stations can help riders determine which area they need to select for their destinations. Abel said 70 to 75 percent of trips are in downtown zones, though, and customers will not need to adjust their zone fares. The cards will also help reduce the number of counterfeit bus and light rail tickets. “The electronics in the pass do have a safety in them so that it can only be used once [in a certain amount of time] and cannot be handed back to somebody and reused,” Abel said. “It’s one pass for one customer.” RTD’s smart card system is one of the first of its kind for a city of Denver’s size. Fare inspectors will have handheld devices to ensure riders tapped their cards. Phase two will be implemented in the fall and will be oriented to the general public, Abel said. The two phases are costing RTD a total of $15 million. For more information on RTD’s smart card system, visit

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A shop of their own Couple reaches goal to open coffee shop By Ashley Reimers Opening a coffee shop was always Judy and Vaughn Pepper’s dream. The Arvada couple started out small by opening a coffee kiosk in 2008 at Westminster City Hall. After a few years there, the couple moved to Commerce City and opened a kiosk in the city hall building there. Now they’ve made their real dream come true with the opening of Zoe’s Coffee, 11225 Decatur St. in Westminster. “We’ve been in the coffee business for six years, so this wasn’t our first rodeo,” Judy said. “We are excited to be back in Westminster and love being here.” Vaughn isn’t new to the community of Westminster. He worked for the city for 32 years before retiring in April. At that point he thought he might get a break. But he was wrong. For the next few months Judy and Vaughn worked non-stop

on the coffee shop, up until opening day in July. “That evening before we decided to open the next day, Vaughn was sitting at the dining room table,” Judy said. “He called me over, sat me down, and said, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ But everything fell into place and we opened it, and we’ve been steady ever since.” Zoe’s Coffee is named after the Pepper’s 11-year-old granddaughter. The interior, designed by Judy, has a warm Tuscan feel with a variety of seating. Vaughn said he hopes to be the community coffee shop welcoming everyone in for a local cup of Joe. “We use Coda Coffee, a local Denver business,” Vaughn said. “We’ve been using Coda from the beginning. They deliver coffee once a week, so it’s really fresh. “ Baked goods from Bluepoint Bakery, also a Denver company, are sold in the shop and soon cupcakes will be on the menu. “Zoe has a brother, so you know we are in trouble,” Judy said. “So we will soon have Clay’s cupcakes, after my grandson. I’m going to make chocolate and vanilla with butter

Vaughn and Judy Pepper of Arvada inside their coffee shop Zoe’s Coffee, 11225 Decatur St. in Westminster, celebrate their grand opening Jan. 2. Photo by Andy Carpenean cream frosting and Clay’s favorite sprinkles.” Judy and Vaughn said opening Zoe’s Coffee has been a lot of work. They refer the business as their baby, remembering that a new born can’t be left alone too long. But all of the hours of work have been worth it, they say. The couple’s dream of

owning their own coffee shop is now a reality, one allowing them to meet new friends and be part of the community. Beginning Feb. 1, Zoe’s Coffee will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Jefferson County has major role in stock show Fairgrounds hosting competition Sunday and Monday By Glenn Wallace Today marks the start of the National Western Stock Show, and Jefferson County will play a large part. Now in its 107th year, the stock show is a major 27-day event that draws rodeo and livestock fans and competitors from around the country to the Denver Coliseum. The event has longstanding ties to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds as well, however. For years now, 2013 included, some preliminary stock show events have been moved to the Jeffco Fairgrounds (15200 W. 6th Ave.): Penning beginning at 8 a.m.

Sunday and Sorting beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. “The National Western is always an exciting time because you do get the athletes from across the nation,” said Jeffco Fairgrounds Director Mark Danner, adding that he thought that hosting some of the competition in Jeffco was a great opportunity. “They’re free events and they basically see the same action out here that they would at the coliseum,” Danner said. Jeff Keller, a U.S. Team Penning Association (USTPA) regional director, and penning competitor, said Team Penning has been called the fastest growing worldwide equestrian sport. In Penning, three riders are put into the arena with 30 numbered cattle. A number is called out, and the riders have 60 seconds to sort out

the three cattle with the matching number on their backs while keeping the other 27 getting in the way. “You have to get them in a little catch pen, all from horseback, without a rope,” Keller said. Sorting is a similar sport, where two riders without ropes have to move cattle from one pen area to another, in numerical order. Many of those same Penning and Sorting athletes will compete in the stock show coliseum on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Each day, the top 10 finalists will then compete during the intermission of that night’s main event, the Pro Bull Riding competition. “If you get to ride in front of the PBR crowd, it’s pretty fun,” Keller said. “The crowd always seems to really like it too.” More information, and a schedule of events is available at www.


There is another strong connection between Jefferson County and the Stock Show — The Westernaires. “Every year since 1954, we’ve been a big part of the National Western Stock Show,” said Glen Keller Jr., the director of the Westernaires. This year is no exception, with the club of Jefferson County teens putting on a total of 45 performances over the duration of the stock show, including a 120-member entry in the opening day parade. In all, Keller said more than 150 Jeffco teens would participate, performing trick riding, precision drill riding, Wild West show stunts and dressage. A complete schedule of the Westernaires performances is available at

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Man leads deputies on car chase Pursuit through unincorporated Adams County ends in Arvada By Darin Moriki A Denver man was arrested last week after fleeing a routine traffic stop and leading Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies on an early morning, low-speed chase through unincorporated Adams County. Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Paul Gregory said the chase began around 6:20 a.m. Jan. 3 shortly after deputies tried to make contact with the driver of a grey 2004

Chevrolet Trailblazer parked in the middle of the road around West 64th Avenue and Pecos Street. Francisco Javier Franco, the 31-year-old driver and sole vehicle occupant, then drove away and led deputies on “a relatively low-speed pursuit” with speeds ranging from 15- to 60-mph on Interstate 70, Gregory said. He said deputies did a license plate check during the pursuit and discovered the fleeing SUV had been stolen from a Denver-area address on New Year’s Day. Although he did not go into detail, Gregory said deputies decided not to use aggressive tactical vehicle intervention techniques, such as tactical ramming, blocking or fishtailing,

based on their observations during the chase. The pursuit lasted for 13 miles and ended in Arvada near the intersection of West 50th Avenue and Kipling Street after running over stop sticks placed in the middle of the road by waiting law enforcement officers. Franco, who had several warrants out for his arrest, was then apprehended for theft by receiving, felony eluding and habitual traffic offender charges. Gregory said the SUV was towed from the scene and is being held by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. As of press time, he said no court date has been scheduled for Franco’s first court appearance.

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By Sara Van Cleve Arvada police are investigating a case of cyberbullying after it was reported to Safe2Tell Jan. 2. The case involves postings made by “Anonymous,” a user on Statigram, a French Instagram managing website. The user’s profile picture was a picture of a book with the words “Burn Book” written on it. The postings made by “Anonymous” included six photos of students from a high school in the Jefferson County Public Schools district. Derogatory comments about the students were posted with the photos, said Arvada Police public information officer

Jill McGranahan. The pictures were removed from the site the day after they were reported to Safe2Tell, a nonprofit organization that allows youth to anonymously report behaviors or activities that endanger them or others. For the safety of the students targeted, Arvada Police are not releasing the names of the students or the high school they attend, McGranahan said. But there were no patterns in the choice of cyberbullying victims. “There was no kind of pattern or group of students targeted,” McGranahan said. “There were men, women. It was a gamut of students.” Though the original comments were derogatory, other students quickly made their own comments in support of the victims, McGranahan said. “The (good) part about it was students made comments like ‘That’s mean,’ ‘Aren’t we supposed to not bully?’ and ‘Not a cool way to deal with it,’” she said. “It’s rather encouraging

to see students saying it’s not a good way to deal with problems.” Though the poster’s username was “Anonymous,” that doesn’t mean Arvada Police won’t be able to track down the user. “People think they’re doing it anonymously, but IP addresses are traceable and these companies do have information about who created the accounts,” McGranahan said. “Law enforcement has ways to find out who created the accounts.” Because Statigram is a foreignbased company, the information may be harder to retrieve, but it can still be done. The poster could face class three felony harassment charges for the cyberbullying. “They might think it’s funny, but they won’t when they are charged and still in high school,” McGranahan said. People can anonymously report threatening behavior to Safe2Tell at or 877-542-SAFE (7233).

11:06 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10400 block of 85th Place An unknown suspect moved and broke a Christmas decoration in the front yard of a woman’s home while she was away for the evening. When the woman left her home around 6 p.m., the decoration, a snowman carved from an aspen tree log, was intact. She returned home around 10 p.m. and found the decoration moved and the arm of the snowman broken. She said it appeared as if the log had been dropped or thrown. ”Average-sized” footprints from what looked like men’s shoes were found fresh in the snow, appearing as if one person walked through the yard to the decoration, the woman told police. The carving was made for the woman by a friend, but the approximate value is $25. There are no suspects in the case.

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2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, fraud victim reports to police An elderly woman lost $1,000 to a scam after her alleged ”grandson,” who didn’t say his name, called her, telling her he was arrested and needed bail money. The man asked the woman to send him $1,000, and he would pay her back the following Monday. She agreed to wire the money and went to Kmart on West 58th Avenue, as instructed by the man. A police officer immediately called the Western Union phone number on the receipt to try to stop the wire, but was informed that the wire had already been picked up in Mexico. During the call, the woman also spoke to ”Police Lieutenant Taylor James” at 438-402-3543. After she sent the wire, the man called her again and asked for another $1,000. One of the woman’s friends then became involved and was suspicious,

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Getting an early take on issues at the Capitol On Friday, as a group of editors, managers and the owner of Colorado Community Media met with legislators in the hallowed halls of the Capitol, it occurred to me how much change can be jammed into a short, little span. With the November election and the Democrats gaining control of both chambers, leadership in the House and Senate has taken on a decidedly different look in the General Assembly session that just started. For all intents and purposes, the same topics and concerns are likely to surface. The approach, however, I expect, will raise some eyebrows. And perhaps, some voices. Because I live and work in Republicanlandia, and travel back and forth between workplaces in Monument and Woodland Park via Ronald Reagan Highway, I often forget how evenly divided, and differently aligned, the state’s voters can be. The state’s tale is of two Colorados (though not always the same two) — rural and urban, Front Range and Western Slope, and Democrats and Republican, and so on. The lines are likely to be drawn over the expected issues:

• Legalization details for marijuana • Gun control measures • Death penalty • Increased school safety • Civil unions The fights will also occur in unexpected areas. We received hints of possible work areas during our meeting. House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-District 15, said he plans to make higher education “an absolute priority.” Because education creates opportunity, he says, he will pursue efforts to establish merit-based scholarships and increase opportunity for technical training, and he thinks bipartisan efforts in these areas will bear fruit. We also met briefly with other Republican legislators: Sen. Mark Scheffel,

R-District 4; Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-District 25; Rep. Carole Murray, R-District 45; and their various communications directors and staff. Another area of concern is Medicaid and health care, which Gerou said “affects our two largest populations, children and the elderly” and will naturally be a hot topic. Waller also wants to address how returning veterans are dealt with as it relates to mental health, courts and the justice system. From the Democrats, Mark Ferrandino, D-District 2, who replaced Frank McNulty, R-District 43, as House speaker, sees the focus this session being dominated by jobs and the economy. As his baby crawled around on the speaker’s conference room floor, he says he sees opportunity in helping businesses through “economic gardening.” He pointed to a jobs-training bill proffered by Rep. Pete Lee, D-District 18, and other efforts aimed at job training and reducing the skills gap. Ferrandino also cited K-12 education as being severely and seriously underfunded, and expects to tackle that, perhaps even with bipartisan efforts.

Honestly assess what matters to you So last night the family had game night, and, much to my delight, they chose to play “Just Dance 4” for the Xbox Kinect. This is a game in which the players are supposed to match the moves of the virtual dancer who is on screen bopping away to some of today’s greatest hits. Maybe you’ve seen the video of my attempt somewhere on the Internet, I’m sure my daughter has uploaded it by now, just for her amusement. This, on the day after I spent parts of 11 different hours up in the attic and on various ladders and stepstools installing tracklighting in our living room. Among the bad parts of that is that I had a good friend offer to help, but I didn’t even know enough about what I was trying to do to know how to have him help. I’m sure the extra pair of hands would have been nice, but the way I do projects like this is not exactly conducive to having another person work with me. Let’s just say there’s a little too much improvisation to make good use of somebody else’s time. Now, when I have the time for dance and for projects like these, I’m happy to do them. In fact, I rather enjoy do-it-yourselfing. But these are not activities that come naturally to me. And, if I were to have to make a living doing something like this, or


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were relegated to “clubbing” for amusement, I would be miserable. You see, I think one of the most important aspects, maybe the most important aspect, of living your dreams and building a “Perfect Life” is knowing yourself: What comes naturally to you, what resonates, and what you really love to do. I run into this a lot in the fitness industry, especially this time of year. What’s the No. 1 New Year’s resolution? Working out/getting in shape/losing weight. So, armed with a new calendar and motivation, hordes of people head to the gym to keep their resolutions. And three weeks later, the equipment and the classes are all back to their “last year’s” participation levels. Why? Because people head to the gym to do things that they hate! Of course that

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doesn’t last. But if people start smart, by picking something that they enjoy, like Zumba, or swimming, or kickboxing, they’re vastly more likely to stick with the routine and meet their goals. Life works the same way, only to a much greater degree. The life you build for yourself is exponentially more likely to be fulfilling if you start by honestly assessing what really matters to you. In a relationship, is sense of humor what really matters? Or do you crave stability, or spontaneity, or flexibility? In a career, do you need earning potential? Or is creativity, challenge, or autonomy more important to you? Society has conditioned us to have stock answers to some of the really big questions. But those stock answers don’t necessarily apply to you. So before you make a resolution, or consider a career change, or pick an academic track, spend a little time looking into the mirror. It’ll save you a lot of grief later. Plus some embarrassing dance videos. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

One of the most difficult jobs is going to be figuring out what to do after voters’ approval of marijuana for recreational use by adults. Rep. Dan Pabon, D-District 4, says he volunteered to serve on a 24-member, bipartisan task force that includes perspectives from health care, law enforcement and other government and non-government disciplines. And sifting though public policy decisions and recommendations regarding how to deal with issues related to potency, law enforcement, employee relations and more might be a serious test for the new industry. And then, of course, there is transportation, where a plan is in the works to free up nearly $300 million in development funds for road projects. As Rep. Max Tyler, D-District 23, and chair of the Transportation Committee, observed, “Everyone is the parent of a good idea.” Rob Carrigan is the editor and publisher of the Pikes Peak Courier-View and the TriLakes Tribune, Colorado Community Media publications. He can be reached at

YOUR VIEW Odom owes the taxpayers Your article last week headlined “Odom misses meetings ...” points out that Jeffco commissioner John Odom has not attended meetings since Nov. 13 although his term does not end until Jan. 8. Now, John is still getting paid, although he has walked off the job. His yearly salary is $87,300 plus benefits. So he will have missed seven weeks of his job — that’s 49 days out of the 366 in 2012. So $87,300 times 49 divided by 366 equals $11,687.70. Plus benefits, which is normally about equal to salary. So Odom owes the taxpayers $23,375.40. That would help a little with the drastic cuts just made to Jeffco mental health. Judy Denison Golden


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Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages were invited to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Saturday to participate in Scout Mystery Day. The educational event gave scouts the chance to learn about fingerprinting, crime scene investigation, interview techniques and evidence collection. Many of the activities are designed to help the scouts fulfill safety-related badge requirements. Photo by Amber Luttrell

What I’ve learned from Manning I’m a huge football fan — and I have been ever since I can remember, back to the days when my father used to stack a couple of portable TVs to watch multiple college bowl games over the holidays. I’ve always been a huge Broncos fan. In fact, I’ve been watching since the Broncos quarterback had a Ph.D., and I know exactly the place and time when I heard that John Elway was coming to Denver. And now I’ve become a huge Peyton Manning fan too. I confess I didn’t know much about Manning, even after he arrived here to great fanfare before the season. But the more I watch him, the more I’ve come to admire him. It’s hard not to. Even without enthusiastic commentators on every sports show and during every broadcast, it’s clear that Peyton Manning is a leader who cares about outcomes and makes sure he can achieve them. But it’s the way he approaches these outcomes that impresses me — not only as lessons in winning or in leading, but also as lessons in living. Manning, in my opinion, is a walking proverb. Here’s what I’ve learned:

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Know thy stuff. Peyton Manning understands the ins, outs, and inside outs of football — not only his own job, but also those of all the others around him. This is not to say, however, that Manning thinks he already knows it all — just watch him on the sidelines studying photos of the game while the Broncos defense is taking charge. This is what I call lifelong learning. Make new friends, but keep the old. It’s unlikely that Manning ever sang this little ditty around the campfire, but he certainly exemplifies its wisdom on the field. In addition to making new friends such as Demaryius Thomas, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker, Manning relies on old friends Lance Ball, Jacob Tamme and Brandon Stokely, with whom he and the Indianapolis Colts made a couple of Super Bowl appearances and won Super Bowl XLI in 2007. Don’t expect others to do what I’m not willing to do myself. Sure, Manning has his specific job responsibilities, as do the rest of

the offense, the defense, the special teams, the coaches and trainers, and the Broncos organization. But sometimes, kickers pass the ball. Sometimes, defensive linemen score offensive touchdowns. And sometimes, quarterbacks dive for open field tackles, as Manning did after a Kansas City Chiefs player recovered a Broncos fumble and took off for the end zone in the Dec. 30 game. Afterward, Manning joked that he should have received partial credit for the tackle because the contact he made on the ball carrier allowed a Broncos tight end to ultimately save the touchdown. And, although Manning’s teammates heartily prefer that he stick to scoring and staying healthy, they nevertheless appreciate his competitive spirit and willingness to do anything it takes to get the job done.

Ken Werth Ken Werth, 81, passed away peacefully December 7, 2012. Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, Theresa, and three children: Susan Small (Pat), Ron, Gary (Danielle); and two grandsons: Mike and Jace. Private service to be held later.

So, there they are — my life lessons from Peyton Manning. And I don’t ever have to call signals, take a snap, or kiss the turf during a sack to use his wisdom. I may, however, take advantage of a quarterback “slide” from time to time. Andrea Doray is a writer who wishes the great fans at Mile High would learn what Peyton Manning taught the Indianapolis crowd: Never do “The Wave” when the Broncos have the ball! Contact her at a.doray@andreadoray. com.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Karen Garr, CRS dant with Continental Airlines; in 1993, I took an early retire- so finding the perfect home for a buyer has been more chalment. I have been selling real estate for 20 yrs. We have two lenging. Also, the lending process has become more challengBroker

Keller Williams Avenues Realty Direct: 720-484-8616 Cell 303-888-5040 Fax: 720-484 8617 email: Where were you born? I was born in Fort Scott, Kansas but my family moved to Colorado when I was 2 years old. How long have you lived in the area? I grew up in Lakewood but have lived in Arvada for about 35 years. I attended Saint Bernadette’s Elementary School, Jefferson High School and then Colorado State University. What do you like most about it? We are an active family and love being outdoors. We have two sons who are now 28 and 24. We have a cabin in Grand Lake where we spend time fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and golfing. We sometimes go to Winter Park to ski and to go to the sledding hills. In the summer, we have dirt bikes; we ride on the trails and love the views from Stillwater Pass.

boys who were young at the time I left the airlines and I felt I would be away from home too much to continue flying. My real estate career has been great career for me; not only because I enjoy it, but it has also gave me the flexibility I needed while raising children. What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? I have worked with all kinds of buyers and sellers and all aspects of real estate. With an ever-changing market, I had recently been assisting in the sale of foreclosures for banks and helping sellers with their short sales. My passion has always been working directly with buyers and sellers. The excitement of a first time homebuyer is very gratifying. What is the most challenging part of what you do? Recently the inventory of available homes for sale has decreased

ing since the downturn of the real estate market. Real estate has always been and ever changing business.

What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? We love to travel and spend time outdoors. Since I retired from Continental, I am still able to enjoy some airline benefits. If time permits, we like to visit other parts of the world. Seeing places where history took place is what we enjoy the most. We also enjoy golf, fishing, hiking, riding motorcycles, skiing and generally enjoying beautiful Colorado. What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Prepare your home to sell in the best possible condition. Do some updating such as carpet or paint and make any repairs needed. First impressions are critical, so make sure your home shows in its best possible light when the buyer arrives, curb appeal is important. Make sure your home sparkles! What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Decide where you want to live and what type of home you are looking to buy. Talk with a lender to see what type of loan and payment you can qualify for and get your financial documents together so the loan process is stress free. The help of a realtor is essential. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? When selling vacant homes you never know what you may find. We have seen raccoons in the bathtub to campfires in the living room and everything In between. I guess it keeps it interesting!

How long have you worked in Real Estate? My husband Tony and I work together at Keller Williams. Before real estate, I was a flight atten-

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Coyote Ridge - Strasburg. 2 Story with basement 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, all appliances, 2-car garage, landscaped, fenced back yard. 3 blocks from school. Nonsmokers, background check. Pets negotiable. Available to show/move in. $1,300/month, $1,000 deposit, $500 pet deposit $50/mo water credit incentive May-Sept.

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The average selling time for homes in the Denver Metro area is 40 days. Many homes are selling even faster than that. The last two homes I have listed have gone under contract in about 7 days. If you are even considering selling now is a great time for us to talk. Call me direct at 303-807-0808. DAVE KUPERNIK CRS, SFR | BROKER OWNER


Colorado Community Media connects you to 22 local communities with boundless opportunity and rewards. We publish: Adams County Sentinel, Arvada Press, Castle Rock News Press, Centennial Citizen, Douglas County News Press, Elbert County News, Englewood Herald, Golden Transcript, Highlands Ranch Herald, Lakewood Sentinel, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, North JeffCo Westsider, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Parker Chronicle, Pikes Peak Courier View, South Platte Independent, Teller County Extra, Tri-Lakes Tribune, Tribune Extra, Westminster Window, and Wheat Ridge Transcript.

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Manufactured/Mobile Homes Elizabeth 2 Bedroom, 1/2 acre Pond, Greenhouse, Workshop 30' Patio Month to Month $900 (303) 646-0872 Office Rent/Lease Central Arvada Professional Office Building Suites from $125 to $875/mo Shared Conference Room, Kitchen, Restrooms Internet Option (303) 475-9567 VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

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AVAILABLE NOW! 4860 W 80th Ave Westminster, CO 80030 1,000 sq ft professional office space for rent. Share bldg with current dental practice. Located in Westminster on busy street. Great exposure. Off-street parking. Three office/exam rooms, waiting room, office/receptionist, kitchen and bathroom. $10.80/sf plus triple net. Call (719) 783-2627 or Cell (719) 429-6671

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for Westminster independent retirement community. Tues thru Sat, approx 30 hrs per week, some evenings. 303-429-8857

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Assist small insurance agency, Park Meadows area. Hourly rate, no benefits. 303-799-4890 or

MILITARY/ VETERANS  EMPLOYMENT EXPO D r i v e r – D a i l y o r W e e k l y P a y . $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. $0.03 Quar terly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 Day WHEN: 16, 17 AND 18

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is currently recruiting for the following position in Castle Rock

Coordinator P/T:

Exp. Violin/Piano, Cello, Guitar Teachers needed Children -

Adults, must read. Email Bio & Bus. Refs. to Evergreen

Full-time, benefited Utilities Operations Manager $101,470 - $126,837/year, closes:2/7/13 Part-time, benefited Library Clerk I/II $12.88 - $17.72/hour; closes: 1/14/13 closes: 1/14/13 Lead Lifeguard - City Park Rec. Center $11.14 - $14.26/hour, closes: 1/14/13 Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date EOE

Have home and kids; need parents!

Do you have time and love to give to kids but you just aren’t sure how to share it? Call to learn how you can earn a living caring for children in a home provided by Savio. Call Tracy at 303-225-4152.

Caregivers. to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Up to 40 hrs. per week Call Today 303-736-6688


(PT-Wed/Thur/Fri)and as needed, for Westminster retirement community. 303-429-8857


Opportunity Backed by BBB, No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Medical Assistant

Learn on the job. Good pay/benefits, 30 days vacation/year, $ for school. No experience OK. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri 1888-249-7769, ext. 333.

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole 719-775-8742

Appliances Maytag Dryer

used for 1 year $150 720-746-8214

Beauty Supplies Mary Kay available stock at cost. Selling out. Call 303-980-8305.

Firearms If you hold valid CC permit

issued by CO, Model LCP mfg. by R for sale, price neg. Call (303)3963264. But do not leave msg.

Firewood Bulk Firewood

Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132

Firewood Cut/Split/Deliver

$200/$225 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Weekends at Sedalia Conaco Scrap Metal hauling & House Cleaning $25/hr/Sitting also available Call 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173


Sporting goods 2010 Fairplay elec. Golf Car

Street Legal, licensed & titled in Colorado. Speeds up to 30 mph, $5500 720-733-7789

Red Miniature Pinchers Dewclaw and tails done 4 months old $200 (303)430-7217

Free to good home, small male dog 3 years old part Poodle and Pekinese please call Jonna @ 720-882 -1402 home with fenced yard within 5 miles of Lakewood. Prefer home with 2 adults and no kids. Must be willing to train pup. $100 303-9892293.

Western Summit Constructors, Inc. is seeking

Formwork Carpenters (including Foremen, Leadmen & Helpers), Concrete Finishers, Concrete Placing Foremen, Pipefitters, Yard Pipe (Operators, Layers & Laborers) and Tower Crane Operators for Metro Denver area projects (58th & York and Chambers & Hess). Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8 -5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

Work From Home AVON Good earnings to sell or buy, CR, Parker, HR & Centennial. Call for information Fay, (303)790-2524

Significant Monthly Income Great Local Team NO Sales • NO Inventory NO Risk INC 500 Company Call Stacy 303•908•9932



2004 1200 Custom Sportster, 5000 miles, exc. condition, extras, $7500.00 firm, 720-284-8791

We Buy Cars

Trucks, SUVs & Vans Running or not. Any condition Under $1000 (303)741-0762


Golden Retreiver Pup - Needs

several part-time janitorial openings throughout Denver. Immediate evening positions available in Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.

DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to the developmental disabled. Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 12 years of service





All Tickets Buy/Sell


Bell & Howell sunlight lamp (for SAD) + extra bulbs, $35. Custom, retro, green love seat and chair, $135. Gevalia Coffee for 2 coffeemaker ($80 value), like new, $18. Roto Dent new plaque removal system/rotary tooth brush + accessories, $25. 303 688-9171



Twin bunk bed, solid wood + 1 mattress $150 Stanley 9 piece used girls bedroom set w/desk $400/obo Black metal twin daybed $50 720-746-8214

needed Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. Reliable, dependable, exp. preferred. bi-lingual Korean helpful for 1 client. Call Personal Touch Senior Services (303)9725141


TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce

Personal Caregivers and Homemakers

ServiceMaster Clean has

1-800-809-2141 Participating organizations: S e r t ofo m a and Employment, U. S. Chamber of Commerce, ESGR, Colorado Support of /theGENERAL Guard and Reserve, Colorado Department Labor HELP WANTED G U N S H O WQuest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Return to Work,Colorado National Guard, Leader January 12 & 13, 2013 LIVE–WORK–PARTY–PLAY Colorado Springs Event Center at Play in Vegas, Hang in LA, jet to New York R u s t i c H i l l s , 3 9 6 0 P a l mHelp e r P aWanted rk Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. Help Wanted Help Wanted Blvd., Colorado Springs, 80909 $400 to $800 wkly. paid expenses. Prospectors Sertoma Are you energetic & fun – GAIN 719-630-3976 6 - 2 5LBS! 1-0768 call 8 6130

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

ALWAYS BEST CARE has Home Health and Caregiving position immediately available. Long shifts, short visits, FT/PT, live-in‌.something for everyone who is passionate about providing the highest quality care in the business! To apply, go to www. **Open interviews Wednesday, January 16th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM** 2201 Kipling St., Suite G2, Lakewood

Would you love to help someone else? Flexible hours‌prior experience caring for seniors helpful. We’re looking for loving, compassionate people who live in South Metro Denver! Call 303-990-4561 today!

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Registration volunteers L e a r n t o d r i v e ffor o r S wparticipants, ift Transportation at US Truck. r n $ 7 5 0 p e r w e e kgo ! andEC Daemployers to L & Job Ready in 3 weeks! SPORTING GOODS

If you are not able to access our website,, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112.To apply online, visit: EOE.




Care provider / Private Duty

Locate and screen host families; provide support and activities for exchange students. Up to $850/ student with bonus and travel opportunities. Local training and support. Make friends worldwide!

Now Hiring RNs, LPNs, CNAs, & PCWS!!

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To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.

IT Analyst 2, Broadcast Center Client Services

Nurse needed in North Parker. approx. 8-9am or 8-9pm. Mostly weekdays 303-646-3020

Help Wanted

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We are community. Autos for Sale 1974 Volkswagon Bug,

$4.000 or best offer. Contact Steven at 832-585-6535

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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Adult Care EXPERIENCED, LOYAL CARE IN your home. Prepare meals, clean. 30 yrs. Experience. References. PT starting at noon Call Isabel, 720435-0742

Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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


A continental flair

Detailed cleaning at reasonable rates. Honest & Dependable Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction References Available 720.283.2155

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

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

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When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.



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

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Concrete Work, Patios, Driveways, Sidewalks, Tear Out, Replace, Colored. Reasonable Rates Office 303-840-7347 Mobile 303-902-1503


Time to start taking care of all your concrete needs. FREE ESTIMATES! All Types of flat work No job too small or too big!

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

Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

720-635-0418 • Littleton


Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039

A HOME REPAIR & REMODELING HANDYMAN •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs

Sanders Drywall Inc.

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All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates Darrell 303-915-0739

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

Massa Construction 303-642-3548

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Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254

House Cleaning


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

ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates. 720-203-7385

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

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


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

Alan’s Garage Door Service Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Licensed and Insured 30 yrs. Experience 303-438-1083 303-903-7602


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

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

Ron Massa

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983

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

Hauling Service "AFFORDABLE HAULING" You Call - I Haul Basemen,t Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured


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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt


Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Professional Junk Removal

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 720-891-4296

(303) 646-4499

Handyman A Quality Handyman 720-422-2532

Bronco Haulers

Dependable, Affordable Prompt Service 7 days a week Foreclosure and Rental clean outs Garage clean outFurniture-Appliances Free Estimates

Call 720-218-2618


Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."

Misc. Services


with a Warranty Starting at $1575

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

Landscaping/Nurseries SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING "???Need Lawn Mowing???"

303-274-9349. 12 years exp. Affordable, Insured, FREE est. Landscaping, aerating, sprinkler installs, makeovers & more!

Lawn/Garden Services $$$ Reasonable Rates On: *Lawn Maint: Leaf Cleanup, Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal. Firewood for sale Del. avail. *Hauling: trash, old fencing, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup. Refs. Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark: 303.432.3503

Affordable Electrician




starts complete $3500 or high efficiency furnace & AC available with rebates. Licensed & Insured. (303)423-5122

Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC

free reinforcement up to 500s.f.

Senior Discounts

Heating/ Air Conditioning


Garage Doors

All Phases of Flat Work by

Hauling Service Trash & Junk Removal

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



$$$ Reasonable Rates On: *Lawn Maint: Leaf Cleanup, Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal. Firewood for sale Del. avail. *Hauling: trash, old fencing, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup. Refs. Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark: 303.432.3503

Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222


Perez Painting

Interior • Exterior Deck Repair



Year End Rates Fully Insured Free Estimates References

Hugo 720- 298-3496


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Rocky Mountain Contractors

40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752

KOLT JOHNSON PAINTING SINCE 2000 Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial FREE Estimates


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

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs, Drains as low as $75.00 Free phone Quotes 720-308-6696. 24/7




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Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident 720.283.8226 • C:720.979.3888

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Roofing-Repairs Flat/Shingle, FREE Estimates

AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

Now offering

Snow Removal, Yard clean ups, fall aeration, fertilization, handyman jobs and pooper scooper Interior/Exterior Holiday light decorations.

Tree Service Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters


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

Tree Service

A Tree Stump Removal Company

We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442


New, Remodel, Repair, Heating, A/C & Boilers, Camera & Locating Drain Cleaning. (303)423-5122

• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates

30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874


ALAN Urban Plumbing

Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator

* Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks


Tree Service


For all your plumbing needs

Int. & Ext, includes fences & decks

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


Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

• Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts

Innovative Painting


All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481


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

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Cast claims Coloradans

Deborah Curtis as Mrs. Mannerly and Chris Bleau as Jeffrey star in the newest production “Mrs. Mannerly” at the Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden. Photo by Richard H. Pegg

Life lessons from ‘Mrs. Mannerly’ Play takes viewers on trip to past By Clarke Reader Audiences are invited to stroll down memory lane to a time when teaching etiquette was a key part of any young person’s education in “Mrs. Mannerly.” Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, is hosting the comic memory-play, from Jan. 11 through Feb. 17. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. The production is a regional premiere. “Mrs. Mannerly” is based on writer Jeffrey Hatcher’s own experiences in going to an etiquette school during the late 1960s, when the hippies and counter-culture movement was raging, making these rules seem obsolete. “The play is really a retelling of his own adventures in etiquette and manners classes,” said director Richard Pegg. “These teachers really tried to bring refined culture to their students.” The action takes place in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1967, where 10-year-old Jeffrey

(Chris Bleau) is attending a class taught by Mrs. Mannerly (Deborah Curtis) with five other students (all other characters in the play are portrayed by Erica Johnson). According to Curtis, Mannerly is based on a real person that Hatcher learned from, and who was very influential in his development. “Who she was and what she taught him influenced him a lot,” she said. Mannerly is a strict instructor, and no student in her 36 years has ever achieved a perfect score in her class. Jeffrey takes aim at reaching that goal, and when he stumbles upon a secret from her past, he figures he has the ace in the hole. The rest of the story unfolds as Jeffrey finds out who Mannerly really is, and learns about the different sides that every person has. Curtis said she auditioned for the role because she loves comedy roles, and had wanted to work at Miners Alley and with Pegg for a long time. “It’s a very large part, and there were a lot of women who auditioned for it, so I’m very honored that I was cast.,” she said. Since Mannerly is based on a real person, Curtis said she combed the script for clues about who she really was, and used the mystery around Mannerly in building the character.

‘The play is really a retelling of his own adventures in etiquette and manners classes. These teachers really tried to bring refined culture to their students.’ Richard Pegg, director Serving the Community for 25 Years

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“I grew to like her a great deal. She has her crosses to bear, but she approaches life with a great amount of verve,” Curtis said. “She’s a great old broad.” Pegg had the cast go back and read the 1960s Emily Post books to get a sense of what manners were supposed to be like at the time. “It was really interesting going back to the old days with the cast,” he said. “It’s one of those things where it’s wonderful to look back and say, ‘Wow, is that how they did it?’” Curtis and Pegg said that while the play deals with a specific point in history, it is really a play about growing up, and that makes it universal. “With the world progressing, its still important to pay attention to the lessons life teachers,” Pegg said. For tickets and more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley. com.

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Two Colorado natives — Angela Reed and Mat Hostetler — have been cast in the coming Denver engagement of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Best Play “War Horse,” playing Jan. 8-20 at the Buell Theatre. Reed plays Rose Narracott and Hostetler plays Veterinary Officer Martin. Reed grew up in Douglas County and graduated from Ponderosa High School. She studied theater and psychology at the University of Colorado, and holds an MFA from The University of California, San Diego. Hostetler makes his national touring debut in “War Horse.” He grew up in Glenwood Springs and received his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver. “War Horse” is the story of a young man’s beloved horse who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Tickets are available by calling 303-893-4100 or online at

Americana folk in Parker

Folk and bluegrass performers Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin will perform their original acoustic Americana folk music in Parker, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. Bettman & Halpin’s records have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, both reaching the Top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart. They have just released a live CD. The duo will play two full sets of live music with tickets starting at $11. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 303-805-6800.

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OK, so most of us make New Year’s resolutions to get fab and fit, but The Four Seasons Denver at 1111 14th St. is enticing fitness flirts with a membership deal for the fitness center. “Our spa and fitness center are truly a unique offering in the Denver area,” said Matt Turner, spa director. “The option of membership is popular among Denverites who want to experience more out of their fitness routine.” Fitness club membership costs $250 a month for one member of $450 per month for a couple. For more information on fitness memberships, call the Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel Denver at 303-389-3020.

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Cowboy life celebrated in Golden Festival brings poetry, music, authentic grub By Sonya Ellingboe The Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering enters its 24th year of celebrating the cowboy way of life — romanticized and otherwise. It’s presented this year on Jan. 1720 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, the re-purposed former Golden Junior and Senior High School, at 710 10th St. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus matinees at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Cowboy Church is at 10 a.m. Sunday. See the website for schedule of entertainers at www.coloradocowboy- This is the second year in Golden for this unique event, which spent 10 years at the Arvada Center and has been wandering to various venues since. Each show will be different. There is a special focus on cowboy poetry, an art form that grew out of long days in the saddle. Cowboys would gather around a campfire at night and entertain each other with tall tales and songs. Poets, Western singers and oldfashioned yodelers will spin songs and stories about the happy times and rough times experienced in life in the Old West — the West of legends, films and books. And they will look at contemporary life as well. Performers include: Eli Barsi, Sam DeLeeuw, Bill Barwick, John Schaff-

ner, Skip Gorman, Pop Wagner, Mike Blakely and Ernie Martinez. Also: Bary Ward, Liz Masterson, Jon Chandler, Yampa Valley Boys, Patty Clayton, Gary McMahan, Al “Doc” Mehl, Doris Daley, Chick Pyle. Some are local musicians who have appeared at the Littleton Museum over recent years. Families are welcome at these performances and programming is fashioned for kids age 8 and older, especially at themed matinees, where there will be stories of cattle drives and life on the plains. When the munchies strike, there will be cowboy grub served from the Authentic Chuck Wagon, owned by John Schaffner. Hours: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Ticket prices vary, see website, or there is a super ticket for all six shows.

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Food will be presented by chefs Duncan Smith and Benjamin Erickson, desserts by Karen Storck, live jazz performance by The Bob Montgomery/Pete Olstad Big Band and a Dazzle recording session with The Funky Fresh Trio and guests. To RSVP online (suggested minimum donation of $30), go to www. and enter event code: DAZZLE115. Come support awesome owner Donald Rossa who has tirelessly toiled to make Dazzle a great space for jazz, food and a famous happy hour. Also Jan. 15, celebrity chef Jenna Johansen (from Bravo’s “Around the World in 80 Plates”) is the special guest chef along with owner Chef Ryan Leinonen and his team during a Denmark dinner at Trillium, 2134 Larimer St. Cost is $65, which includes an amuse bouche and four courses with paired wines, a seasonal cocktail or craft beer. Please RSVP to 303-3799759. At 6 p.m. Jan. 10, 1515 Restaurant at 1515 Market St., hosts Portland-based Widmer Brothers Brewery for a special beer dinner. Executive Chef Garren Teich will prepare four courses to be paired with the Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, the Reserve Series: Old Embalmer Barleywine, the Nelson Imperial IPA and other craft brews made in Oregon. The dinner at the beer tasting is $40 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations: 303-571-0011 or “This will be a sumptuous dinner paired with great Widmer Brothers’ beers,” said 1515 Lounge manager Brandon Schlag. “It’s only January,

but this will be one of the beer events to remember in 2013.”

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Award-winning actor and East High School grad Don Cheadle celebrating on New Year’s Eve at Rioja on Larimer Square. Cheadle’s second season of Showtime’s original series “House of Lies” premieres on Jan. 13.

Rockmount going strong

Rockmount Ranch Wear, the LoDo-based Western snap-front shirt maker and a favorite company of this column, has a lot to be thankful for in 2012 and is moving forward with a big “yeehaw” in 2013. Country singer Dwight Yoakam wears Rockmount’s blue hombre stripe No. 690, a remake from its historic archives dating back to the 1950s seen here: music/167532013/kcrw-presentsdwight-yoakam. Rockmount shirts have a large role on Fox Network’s “The Factor” winner Tate Stevens who wore a full range including various red plaids. Dennis Quaid wears Rockmount shadow plaids on the new CBS network hit drama “Vegas.” Rockmount shirts are also featured in ABC’s new show “Nashville.” The shirts worn by celebrities in movies, on TV shows and in concert are bought by the artists and production companies (no freebies, have you met Rockmount owner Steve Weil?). Rockmount does not pay for product placement whatsoever. All ties and scarves you will see at The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo from Jan. 18 through Feb. 9 are by Rockmount. Also, the Calgary Stampede has a new design in the

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works for spring. In more Rockmount news, Cheyenne Frontier Days is arranging to exhibit the company’s historic collection of vintage shirts, accessories, advertising and memorabilia going back to the 1940s. The exhibit, Rock Stars & Cowboys, chronicles 65 years of Western fashion history. It will be one of the first exhibits in the newly renovated Pioneer Museum on the rodeo grounds. As company founder and Western wear pioneer Papa Jack would say, “I’ve always believed we were never selling just the cowboy — we sell the romance of the West. That’s so much more.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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Government Legals NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the City of Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., January 22, 2013 to APC Construction Company, LLC for work related to Project No. 12-ST-05 – Street Reconstruction – 2012 and performed under that contract dated May 22, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said APC Construction Company, LLC and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this December 21, 2012 /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 3 & 10, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., January 22, 2013 to Atkins North American, Inc. for work related to Project No. 12-ST-16 – Pavement Data Collection and PMS Development Services and performed under that contract dated July 30, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Atkins North American, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this December 21, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 3 & 10, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

Notice of Annual Stockholders Meeting Notice is hereby given to the Stockholders of the Consolidated Juchem Ditch and Reservoir Company that the annual stockholders meeting will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at the Apex Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Directors for the ensuing year and conduct other business as necessary. Proxies for the annual meeting should be in the hands of the President or Barbara LaRowe no later than January 12, 2013. Tom Fletcher, President Barbara LaRowe, Secretary-Treasurer Published January 10, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the Arvada City Council to be held on MONDAY, the 4th day of February , 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. CB 13-001 An Ordinance Approving the First Amendment to the City of Arvada Retirement Plan Regarding Provisions in the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (HEART Act) Publication date: January 10, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., January 29, 2013 to R&D Pipeline Construction, Inc. for work related to Project No. 12-DR20 – 2012 Miscellaneous Drainage Projects and performed under that contract dated May 21, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said R&D Pipeline Construction, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this January 2, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 10 & 17, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., January 29, 2013 to T&M Construction, LLC for work related to Project No. 12-ST-10 – Carr Street Improvements and performed under that contract dated October 25, 2011 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said T&M Construction, LLC and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this January 2, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 10 & 17, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., January 29, 2013 to Thoutt Bros. Concrete Contractors, Inc. for work related to Project No. 12-ST-11 – 2012 Concrete Replacement Phase 2 and performed under that contract dated August 20, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Thoutt Bros. Concrete Contractors, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this January 2, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 10 & 17, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Lakewood Arts Council plans a special 25th anniversary exhibit to be displayed at its Community Art Center & Gallery through Feb. 8. The exhibit contains 75 works created by members of the Lakewood Arts Council. Included is a retrospective collection of pastel paintings by Gene Smith, organized as a memorial tribute to this highly respected, award-winning artist. In addition, a large amount of his pastel supplies will be offered for sale during the show. The Gallery is at 85 S. Union Blvd. A special opening reception is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Call 303-980-0625, visit www.

WINNERS RECITAL Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest will have its ensemble competition winners recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the School of Music at CU Boulder, 914 Broadway, Boulder. For intermediate to advanced music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice.

FRIDAY/JAN. 11 TO FEB. 17 COMIC TALE Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Mrs. Mannerly,” a comic tale that reveals truths about the face we present and our real selves, from Friday through Feb. 17. Call 303-935-3044 or visit The Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

HOOP CONTEST The Golden Elks will have its Hoop Shoot contest at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Shrine of St. Anne, 7320 Grant Place, Arvada, for all boys and girls ages 8-13. For information, contact or call Wayne Rogers at 303-947-2532, or visit the Golden Elks Lodge 2740 on Facebook.

FOOTBALL WORKOUT Front Range Boot Camp, 10600 W. 50th Ave., Unit 14, Wheat Ridge, is hosting a workout from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Center. We will be doing a “football workout” where teams have to complete a certain number of exercises to score touchdowns, extra points and field goals. The exercises are basic bodyweight ones like pushups, sit-ups, squats etc., and can be done by people of all

ages and fitness abilities. Contact robyn@frontrangebootcamp. com or 720-231-5075 and

MONTHLY MOVIE “End of the Spear” will play at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12, at the AMC-SOJ church, 5975 Miller St., Arvada. This choice for the monthly “Movies that Matter” shows the journey of a savage Amazon tribesman who becomes family to the son of a North American man he kills. Free; call 303-421-8466 for information.

SATURDAY/JAN. 12, MONDAY/JAN. 14, TUESDAY/JAN. 15, WEDNESDAY/JAN. 16 DOG TRAINING Learn about Misha May Foundation Dog Train-

ing and Rescue’s techniques used to rehabilitate its rescued dogs through several free presentations and demonstrations. Ask questions about dog behavior or our programs: Puppy Socialization and Obedience classes, Advanced Behavior approaches, and Dog Trainer / Behavior Specialist Apprentice program. No dogs please. RSVP at or 303-239-0382.

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MONDAY, JAN. 14: 7-8:30 p.m. at Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood. TUESDAY, JAN. 15: 7-8:30 p.m. at L’il Angel Pet Boutique and Gallery, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16: 6-7:30 p.m. at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. TUESDAY/JAN. 15 KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION Mitchell Elementary School will have kindergarten information night from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the gym at the school, 201 Rubey Drive, Golden. Registration for kindergarten will start the week of Jan. 22. Children must be 5 on or before Oct. 1 to start kindergarten. Bring proof of residence, a print out of the registration information from Jeffco Connect, immunization records and birth certificate. We will have computers available during this week. Call 303-982-5875 with any questions.


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Total wins already for a Jefferson boys’ basketball team (4-1) that won two games last season (218).


Points per game D’Evelyn senior Luke Stratman is a ve ra g ing this season, leading all of 4A and second in the entire state.


Lakewood center Nermin Kozic (1) blocks out Ralston Valley forward Zac Stevens Thursday at Ralston Valley High School. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Tigers dial up win from long range Barrage of three-pointers lifts Lakewood past Ralston Valley By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com ARVADA - Thursday night’s meeting between Ralston Valley and Lakewood featured a meeting between two of the best scorers in 5A Jeffco. And while the two standouts have different takes on how the game played out down the stretch, the reality is that Lakewood’s 75-70 dramatic comeback win at Ralston Valley was one of the best games of the young high school boys’ basketball season. Down 12 points at one point in the contest, Lakewood hit three point buckets on four straight possessions in the fourth quarter, closing the gap and robbing Ralston Valley of a victory after they led for the nearly the entire game. “Anytime you come into Ralston Valley and get a win you are stealing one,” Lakewood coach Daryl Johnson said. “That was a great game by two good teams that could have gone either way. We feel lucky to have pulled out this win.” Lakewood senior Nermin Kozic scored 28 points, and Ralston Valley senior Spencer Svejcar scored 23 points, in a showdown between two of the

best scorers in their league. “I respectfully disagree. I don’t feel like we stole the game, I think we worked harder than (Ralston Valley) all the way until the end,” Kozic said. Kozic hit two huge three pointers down the stretch and he scored 17 second half points. But Svejcar sees things differently. After he and his teammates worked hard all night, consistently attacking the basket, and almost always taking high percent shots, he feels like Lakewood came into his house and robbed him. “I definitely feel like they stole it from us,” Svejcar said. “We have to do all the little things right in order to close teams out. Kozic went off and we can’t allow that.” Lakewood junior Guy Young was one of three Tigers who hit three’s on four consecutive possessions in the game’s final minutes. Young’s three with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter gave Lakewood a 70-67 lead - their first lead since early in the first quarter. Then with 26 seconds left, Young had a huge block that kept it a two possession game and the Tigers were able to convert a good road victory. “Both teams really played well and either team could have won this game, we were just able to make a couple more plays than they did down the stretch,” Johnson said. Still, Ralston Valley was not discouraged postgame and

Points per game D’Evelyn boys basketball is a ve ra g ing, the highest in 4A and second highest in the entire state.


Record for an Arvada girls’ basketball t e a m t h a t h a s n’t finished the season with a winning record in over a decade.



“I respectfully disagree. I don’t feel like we stole the game, I think we worked harder than (Ralston Valley) all the way until the end.”

Ralston Valley guard Spencer Svejcar goes strong to the basket for a score against Lakewood Thursday at Ralston Valley High School. they were immediately looking down the road when they go to Lakewood for a chance at revenge on Feb. 1. “Now we have to go into

Lakewood senior Nermin Kozic after the Tigers overcame a late game 12-point deficit

their house and take one from them. Hopefully this tough loss will get us to refocus and help us finish these games that we need to finish,” Svejcar said.



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Boys hoops: Golden ready for next step By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Golden boys’ basketball is starting to come to a realization. The Demons (4-4) are starting to realize that they have the goods to be one of the best teams in 4A Jeffco as they prepare for league play. But if they want to take that next step it starts with improvement in their late game execution. All four of Golden’s losses have come down to the last few possessions and three of those losses were by single digits. “We are hoping to have a really success-

ful season and a strong second half. We are all trying to improve individually and as well as a team,” Golden freshman Ryan Blodgett said. “We all want to play well for our seniors.” One of those seniors is Austin Richard who is averaging 20 points per game, as well as seven assists. But Golden is not a one trick pony. The Demons feature one of the deepest teams in their league, and they have eight different players averaging at least six points per game this season. That depth will be tested on Friday when Golden travels to D’Evelyn (8-1), one of the

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Wheat Ridge and Arvada are two struggling programs looking to get right against each other when the Farmers host the Bulldogs Friday at 7 p.m. Arvada (1-7) has had problems with injuries, as well as eligibility, through the early part of the season. But head coach Tom Baker said his team is finally ready to make their push as league play approaches. Wheat Ridge (1-7) has played better than their record indicates, but moral victories don’t matter. If the Farmers can execute better down the stretch in games and limit turnovers, they will start to turn close losses into good wins.


Arvada West boys’ basketball looks to stay perfect in league play when they travel to Dakota Ridge for a Friday meeting at 7 p.m. The Wildcats (8-2, 3-0) will face a Dakota Ridge team (6-4, 3-0) also perfect in 5A Jeffco. Sophomore Thomas Neff carries his `Cats with his nearly 20 points per game average, and sophomore Dhillon Greene chips in 12 points per game. The pair is one of the best scoring duos in the league. A-West’s win total of eight games is already two games better than they won all of last season (6-18).


Bear Creek boys’ basketball is looking to put 2012 behind then and use 2013 as a fresh start. After losing ten straight contests the Bears will have on opportunity to get their 2013 part of the season on track when they travel to Lakewood High School Friday at 7 p.m. Bear Creek (1-10, 0-4) will play a Lakewood team (4-6, 1-3) that lies and dies by the three-point shot. If the Bears and defend the perimeter and make some shot of their own, this could be a game that could

come down to the last few possessions. The Bears are led by junior DJ Miles who averages over 15 points per game.


D’Evelyn boys’ basketball looks to shake off their first loss of the season when they host Golden Friday at 7 p.m. The Jaguars (8-1) are coming off a dramatic 79-77 loss to Valor on Saturday, but they have no time to sulk because Golden (4-4) is also looking to get right coming off two losses themselves. The Jaguars are averaging 80 points per game, and senior Luke Stratman is one of the best scorers in the state averaging nearly 30 points per game.


After losing only two games all of last season the reigning state champion Faith Christian Eagles have already lost five games this season. The Eagles (3-5) look to get their season on track when they travel to Eaton on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Faith Christian lost their first three games of the season, but they have won three of their past five games. Although they lost talent from last year’s title team sophomore Spencer Bazz’s development is happening rapidly. Bazz averages over 13 points per game, as well as five rebounds per game.


Pomona boys’ basketball needed a new year and a fresh start. The Panthers (1-10, 0-4) never really found their groove the first half of the season struggling to score the ball and execute late in games. Senior leader Mitch Colin is a fighter and refuses to let his team quit on this season. Colin averages 11.4 points per game, but because of a roster full of underclassmen Pomona struggles to find a second scorer. It is up to players like junior Justo Carama (7.5 points per game) to take their games to the next level if the Panthers want to start racking up wins.

Girls hoops: Demons preparing for test against the best (D’Evelyn) By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - D’Evelyn is atop the mountain of Colorado high school girls’ basketball. Golden is in the middle of climbing that same mountain. The two teams will open 4A Jeffco league play when the Jaguars host the Demons Friday at 7 p.m. at D’Evelyn High School. The Jaguars (8-1) play guest to a good young Golden team (3-6) that has gotten in the bad habit of losing close contests. “So many of our girls are just getting their first varsity experience but you can see us getting better and better,” said Golden senior Lauren Chacho, the teams only senior. D’Evelyn has a habit of winning every game, with their one loss coming at Grandview 63-57 on Dec. 12. The Jaguars have four double-digit scorers, allowing them to beat good teams even on their off nights. Golden leans on junior Haley Blodgett, who is a double-double machine, averaging 13 points and nearly 13 rebounds per game. If the Demons plan on upsetting the Jaguars Blodgett’s already impressive number might have to increase for one night.


Arvada girls’ basketball has been one of the great early season stories in Colorado High School athletics. Wheat Ridge girls’ basketball is looking to put their early season struggles behind them. The two teams will hook up for a league meeting Friday at Arvada High School at 7 p.m. Arvada (5-3) looks to continue their turnaround against a Wheat Ridge team (07) that is in search of their first victory. Actually, Wheat Ridge looks a lot like Arvada did last season. Arvada won only two games all of last season and has had an incredible turnaround this season. The Farmers are struggling to find an identity but are a young and talented. If they can start to execute better down the stretch in games, they will also start to win

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Arvada West girls’ basketball looks to use the New Year as a new opportunity. The Wildcats (1-8, 0-2) will play Dakota Ridge (3-7, 2-1) Friday at A-West High School at 7 p.m. A-West has lost six straight contests but not because of lack of effort. Several of those losses were by single digits in games that were given away because of turnovers and lack of late game execution. Still, led by senior Corey Hendrickson and her 13 points per game average, the Wildcats are continuing ti improve.


After dropping their first two games of the season Faith Christian girls’ basketball has won four of their last six games, looking poised to make another deep playoff run. The Eagles (4-3) will host an Eaton team with their own post season aspirations Thursday at Faith Christian High School at 7 p.m. Faith Christian’s roster is littered with underclassmen, yet they have still found a way to remain competitive with contributions from players like junior Cassaundra Rindels who is averaging nearly 12 points per game.


Pomona girls’ basketball team has won more than six games in a season since 2008. Through 11 games this season, they have already hit that mark. Pomona (6-5, 1-3) is one of the early season surprise teams in 5A Jeffco and they have the opportunity to build off their success when they travel to Columbine Friday at 7 p.m. The Panthers are led by sophomore sensation Dominique Riley who averages 13 points and three steals per game. Riley is aided by senior Kristen Seltenreich (11.4 points per game) and a solid bench. However, after winning four of their first six games Pomona has dropped three of their last four.


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Managing your child’s dental health in 2013 by Dr. Brie Hills Now that the New Year is here, let’s make a resolution to take the best possible care of our children’s oral health. Each week of January, we’ll have a new topic on pediatric dental care to help motivate families to make dental health a priority in 2013.

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