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A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 35

Residents discuss Wal-Mart proposal Company shares details, hears concerns

Fitness instructor Tyler Porter leads a group during a TRYathlon boot camp challenge at the Apex Center Jan. 14 in Arvada. Photos by Andy Carpenean

At left, participants do squat jumps at a fitness station during a TRYathlon boot camp challenge at the Apex Center Jan. 14 in Arvada. Above, Bill Ray lifts a kettlebell during a TRYathlon boot camp challenge at the Apex Center Jan. 14 in Arvada.

Residents take fitness challenge Boot camp kicks off Apex’s TRYathalon eight-week fitness program By Sara Van Cleve Some Arvada residents are using the New Year to try something new — the Arvada TRYathalon. It is an eight-week program running through March 9 featuring free or reducedcost classes, sports and activities from the Apex Park and Recreation District, the city of Arvada, Majestic View Nature Center. The program kick started people’s exer-

cise routines with a boot camp at 7 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave. The boot camp featured different stations that worked out the entire body. From pushups to weightlifting and agility training, the workout got about 20 exercisers’ blood flowing early in the morning. “I try to do things to stay in fit, and I’ve done boot camps here before, so I thought it was a great opportunity,” said Arvada resident Bill Ray. “It’s something for people of all ages.” The goal of the TRYathalon is to get residents moving and engaged in new activities. “People might find something, try it and realize they enjoy it,” said Jeff Glenn, the president of the Apex board of directors and

a boot camp participant. While many classes involve physical activity, the TRYathalon features much more. Classes such as skating, cycling, hiking and yoga are offered to get people moving. The program also offers activities such as fused glass, as well as snowshoeing, pickleball, hula, and more. Most classes and activities are free, but some have a discounted fee. For a full schedule, visit www.ApexPRD. org or call 303-424-2739. Space is limited for some classes, and registration is required by calling the above number. The TRYathalon is sponsored by the Apex Park and Recreation District, the city of Arvada, the Arvada Press, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and Majestic View Nature Center.

Marijuana task force targets challenges Members sail uncharted waters after vote on amendment By Tom Munds When Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing the personal possession, use and home growing of marijuana, the state faced the challenge of developing the rules and regulations so the amendment can be implemented. The first step to deal with challenges came when Gov. John Hickenlooper created the 24-member Amendment 64 Task Force on Dec. 10 because, while voters legalized marijuana in Colorado, all aspects remain illegal under federal law. “The task force met for the first time Dec. 17, and since then we have set up five working groups, each tasked with investigation of a specific area dealing with implementation of Amendment 64,” said state Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, who is a task force member. “All the meetings of the task force and the working groups are posted on the

state Department of Revenue’s website. All those meetings are open to the public and there is a public comment period at every meeting.” Pabon said working groups tackle one of five subject areas — local authority and control, consumer safety and social issues, regulatory framework, criminal law issues and tax, and funding and civil law issues. “One or two task force members heads each of the working groups,” the state representative said. “Then, each working group calls on experts in the specific fields to help us develop our recommendations because we want to get it right, because this will be a basis for the framework for the future of these issues.” Pabon is a member of the regulatory framework working group. He said the committee is like the hub of a wheel with the other working groups as the spokes, since the recommendations will be the basis of determining what is legal and what isn’t. “This has been a fascinating challenge,” he said. “Our first challenge was to educate ourselves so we can understand the nuances of a new industry. There is very little

precedent to draw on but we did look at the regulations dealing with liquor, gambling and medical marijuana. These regulations have been tested by time and they became sort of a template as we looked at what worked and what didn’t to help us as we sought to create rules for issues that didn’t exist prior to the November election.” The Regulatory Framework Working Group meets almost weekly, and Pabon said it is usually standing room only at every meeting. “I expected there to be two groups on opposite sides of the issue, but it was refreshing to see there is a lot of common ground,” he said. The task force also faced the challenge of being required to develop the recommendations and present them to the state Legislature no later than Feb. 28. The Legislature then must take action and pass the rules and regulations that are required to be in place not later than July 1 so all the aspects of Amendment 64 can be implemented in January 2014. The statewide task force includes state Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge.

By Sara Van Cleve Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is interested in building a superstore at the current Arvada Plaza. The city has been working on redeveloping this area at 58th Avenue and Independence Street for 10 years. Wal-Mart, developer Industrial Realty Group and the city hosted a public meeting Jan. 16 about the possible development and began what will most likely be a long public, quasi-judicial process to build the store. “We’re very early in this process, so there will be a lot of opportunities for (residents) to provide feedback,” said Josh Phair, the director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Mountain Division of Wal-Mart Corporation. “We really want to make sure this is a store of the community and for the community.” Wal-Mart has yet to file an application with the city. Once the application is received, there will be public hearings with the Planning Commission and Arvada City Council before a decision is made. The store’s initial plans outlined a smaller store, but still provided all of the amenities of a larger Walmart store, including full groceries, general merchandise, a garden area and auto center. Typically Walmart Supercenters are at least 200,000 square feet; initial plans have this store at about 136,000 square feet. Phair addressed two common concerns regarding new Walmart stores — traffic from delivery trucks and issues surrounding 24-hour stores. “We anticipate for a store like this to average about a little less than two trucks per day,” Phair said. “These aren’t stores that generate truck after truck after truck. We have a pretty sophisticated logistic system that lets us customize each truck to its store.” Supercenters are typically 24-hours, but Phair said he does not yet know if the proposed store would be. “We will have state of the art, low profile LED lights in the parking lot,” he said. “We found in working with law enforcement that a dark parking lot in the middle of night what a real hardened criminal looks for. A busy, lit parking lot, they wouldn’t like that so much.” Residents had mixed views on the possibility of a Walmart coming to town. “For me, it’s not ‘Walmart is coming,’ it’s that jobs and development is coming,” said resident John Bodnar. “The name of the business is inconsequential. I’m not a Wal-Mart shopper, I tend not to support them at any of their stores, but I feel we need some sort of development here.” Resident Jennifer Wedgle is opposed to the project. Wal-Mart continues on Page 12

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When you wish upon a car … The elfin 1970 Saab sits in front of the house — unmoving, somewhat fraillooking — like an aging body worn down by time and circumstance. Patches of rust spot the beige paint; dents bend the chrome bumper; a milky film clouds the windows, shielding the torn upholstery inside. Much to his wife’s dismay, Larry Beetham towed it home almost six months ago, from a barn where it had rested for more than 20 years. “We just don’t have the space,” she told him. “We have a two-car garage and now four cars and a motorcycle.” And then, something remarkable happened. Call it luck, fate, maybe divine intervention. Larry’s not sure. All he knows is the little car given to him for free turned out to be a priceless gift — a road trip back to his childhood and his dad, who died six years ago. Along the way, he rediscovered the depth of a father’s commitment to his family. “It was a connection, not a destiny,” Larry says of the car. “But by some design it came to me.” The story begins in the mid-1960s when James Beetham and his two sons — Larry was about 6 then — saw their first Saabs at the Denver car show. It was, almost, love at first sight. By the end of 1966, James owned a Saab franchise in Greeley. “I spent my childhood riding around in these little Saabs,” Larry, now 53, remembers. Developed by airplane engineers, the Swedish cars became known for aerodynamic shapes and innovative differences — ignitions on the floor, electric window locks in the middle console — and their devoted fans. To this day, Saab owners are unwavering in loyalty and passion. At 19, Larry bought his first, a 1973 bright yellow Saab, from his father. He bought his second, a red 1977 Saab, in

1982. In 1988, he married Ann, the daughter of a Midwest auto mechanic who understood and appreciated cars and could recite models of just about any car that passed. “That’s one of the things that drew me to Ann,” Larry says. “I thought, `OK, she might put up with some of my stuff.’” Ann was driving an Acura. With no space or money for car registrations and licenses, they sold the Saabs and bought a Jeep. Two sons came. A series of cars, including a van, came and went from the driveway. A Saab, a 1998 green 9000, didn’t re-enter Larry’s life again until 2004. By 2008, the non-Saabs had been replaced by two more Saabs, one black, the other a flirty red convertible. The year Larry bought the green Saab he also joined the Rocky Mountain Saab Club. Last summer, one member, moving from Evergreen for health reasons, wanted homes for three old Saabs stored in his barn. Two other members made their choices first; Larry took the one left, a Savannah beige 96 that had been towed into the barn in 1988 as a parts car. Larry inspected it closely. A little rust. Solid floorboards under the soiled carpet. Door panels in good condition. Weatherstrip around the doors in good condition. Headliner in excellent condition. Although the engine didn’t run, Larry declared it “a solid car,” trailered it behind his green Saab and pulled into his brother’s

car wash in Golden to spray out the pine needles in the fender and the gray dust and spiderwebs blanketing the engine. Then he parked it outside his Littleton home. Ann suggested Larry name the car Jude, the patron saint of hopeless causes, which also happened to be his dad’s favorite saint. “That’s it, Dad!” son Kyle, 16, agreed enthusiastically. “We’re gonna name it Jude!” And here, the story takes its twist. The previous owner never retitled the car when he bought it in 1988 and the address of the original owner was a J.F. and A. Garcia of Greeley. “What are the odds your dad sold him the car?” a Saab club member asked Larry. One August weekend, when Larry was helping his mother around her Greeley home, down in the basement he rummaged through his dad’s old, steel work desk — still packed with files. As he flipped through a stack of envelope-sized slips, he noticed a sales transaction that read “June 13, 1970, Saab, Garcia.” He opened a drawer and a white card “jumped out” and fell on the floor. “It wanted me to find it,” Larry recalls. It was a Saab owner identification card, which contained the serial number of a demo car received by Larry’s dad on Jan. 22, 1970. The serial number matched the Saab number on the title of the car parked outside Larry’s home. Larry started laughing: “I’ve got a car that my dad actually sold and, not just that he sold, but that he had.” That day, poignant memories rose from the papers, mingling amid the excitement of discovery, to remind Larry about the challenges his dad faced trying to support a family of eight children while running a business. “He would come home when I was a kid and he didn’t know how he was going to make it work.” Larry’s voice thickens and falters as he remembers. “He would pray to

St. Jude. St. Jude would look over him and get him through.” And “sometimes,” Larry says, a smile brightening his face, “he would come in with a roll of bills and say, `Let’s take a test drive and go to Johnson’s Corner for dinner.’” His father, who died at 90, was 60 years old when he gave up the Saab franchise. “It was hard when he sold the dealership,” Larry says. The discussion about the coincidence of the Saab, St. Jude and Larry’s dad continues. “One of my sisters said `Dad’s guiding that from heaven,’” Larry says. “I don’t think certain things happen by chance,” Ann says. “I think there’s more a spiritual connection with certain things.” Larry’s still not sure. But one thing is certain. “If it was designed that way,” Ann says, “it’s Larry’s obligation to bring it back to its original condition.” He’s working on it. Parts are on the way. He will soon move the car from the cold curb into the warmth of the garage where he can tinker when time allows. With help from a friend, he started the engine last summer. His son turned the key. Neighbors watched. Larry documented the event on video. “It has life,” he said happily as the car blew a cloud of accumulated exhaust. “It’s not a hopeless cause.” And that, for the time being, is the end of the story. Luck. Fate. Divine intervention? You decide.

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.

ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY ‘Blithe Spirit’ production at Arvada Center has cast change due to illness

A casting change has been made in the Arvada Center’s production of ”Blithe Spirit” due to illness. Actress Beth Flynn left the role of Madame Arcati in ”Blithe Spirit” due to a illness she has been fighting since shortly after rehearsals began. Leslie O’Carroll will play Madame

Arcati and Boni McIntyre will play Edith for the duration of the play, which is through Feb. 17. Performances of ”Blithe Spirit” are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Arvada Center announces new executive director

After a seven-month national search, the Arvada

Center announced its new executive director. Philip C. Sneed, who has spend the past six and a half years as the producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, will begin his duties as executive director Monday, Feb. 4. Sneed’s first performance as an artist was performing in the Arvada Center’s second play ever produced in 1976.

His also has experience as the artists director of the Foothill Theatre Company and the Sierra Shakespeare Festival in Nevada City, Calif. He also served two terms as president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America.

West Woods golf course clubhouse, restaurant temporarily closed

The clubhouse at West

Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker St., will be closed through Feb. 11 while the clubhouse and restaurant undergo maintenance. Renovations include new carpet, new tables and chairs, new bathrooms, new counters in the Pro Shop and a new restaurant menu. The clubhouse and restaurant are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Weather permitting, the golf course and driving range will remain open. Beverage cart service will be available for drinks and snacks. Golfer check-in will be located in the cart barn while the clubhouse is closed.

Local fitness center hosting 12-week challenge

Core Progression Elite Personal Training, 16255 W. 64th Ave., Suite 122-3, is challenging residents to get in shape with a contest. The training center is hosting a 12-week challenge to help residents get in shape and possibly win $1,000 in prizes. The challenge will

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include residents sharing their story as well as encouraging them to work out and eat well during the program in an effort to win a free acupuncture session, massage session, chiropractic session and personal training sessions. Participants do not have to work out at Core Progression to be a part of the challenge. To participate, residents must complete a body composition test before it begins and have a test once per month during the challenge. Winners will be chosen by their inspirational story and the change their body has over the course of the challenge. One man and woman will be chosen to win out of each age group — 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55 and 56 and older. The challenge begins Feb. 1, and registration is $100. For more information or to sign up, call Core Progression at 303-940-2060 or visit the center at 16255 W. 64th Ave., Suite 122-3.

INSIDE THE PRESS THIS WEEK Transportation: Golden declines to appeal parkway right-of-way decision. Page 6

Opinion: Columnist Michael Alcorn says rational talk missing from gun control talks. Page 8

Life: Exhibit highlights diversity of Colorado artists at Arvada Center. Page 10

Sports: Panthers beat Arvada West at tournament. Page 25


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RTD to replace trees for rail system FasTracks construction continues at two Arvada locations By Sara Van Cleve RTD will replace 54 trees it has to remove along Grandview Avenue to make way for the new Gold Line rail system. The Gold Line is an 11.2-mile commuter rail that will connect Denver’s Union Station to Wheat Ridge via Arvada, Denver and Adams County. The track is part of the Eagle Project of the Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks and is slated to open in 2016. “We have worked with (city) staff to create a landscape replacement project with kinds of shrubs and trees that won’t spread and will stay away from the track,” said Kevin Flynn, RTD’s public information manager for the Eagle Project. Tree removal will be under way in the near future. “We did work out with the parks department to mulch the trees we remove and

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A 38-year-old New Jersey man was arrested last week after he flew to Colorado to allegedly meet with an underaged teen for sex. Edward Gutierrez had flown from Philadelphia to Denver on Jan. 18 to a Wheat Ridge restaurant where authorities say he expected to meet with a teen that he had been communicating with online. Instead, Gutierrez was met by an undercover investigator and was arrested. The District Attorney’s Office reports that they began investigating Gutierrez in November, after a 13-year-old girl contacted the DA’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CHEEZO) Unit with concerns about a man making inappropriate comments on her Facebook page. DA investigator Mike Harris began communicating with Gutierrez, posing as the teen. According to court records, Gutierrez engaged in numerous sexually graphic communications with the person he believed to be an underage teen, and eventually proposed meeting in person for sexual reasons. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of Internet Luring of a Child, Enticement of a Child and Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Each count is a class four felony. He was placed into custody at the Jefferson County Detention Center. Jeffco News continues on Page 4

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make that available to city residents at a date that will be announced,” Flynn said during a presentation to Arvada City Council on Jan. 14. The Gold Line is 18 percent finished, Flynn said. RTD has relocated 38 utilities, including relocations at Balsam Street and Ridge Road in Arvada, and is currently relocating utilities at Lamar Street and Grandview and Carr Street and Reno Road. Water line relocation at Lamar and Grandview is expected to be complete the week of Feb. 18, Flynn said. Construction has also begun on the eastwest portion of the Gold Line, Flynn said. “Under the other side of I-76 where 60th Avenue dead ends close to Pecos Street, we’ve begun to cut into the I-76 shoulder for alignment and utility relocations,” Flynn said. Other construction has begun on the Gold Line outside of Arvada city limits. RTD is ensuring Denver Transit Partners, the district’s private-public partner for FasTracks, is notifying residents near the affected areas at least seven days prior to construction begins, Flynn said. “It’s a very tough standard,” Flynn said. “Other projects are three days. The schedule can change at any notice though.”


Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced the launch of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado (OB4C) learning initiative last week. “One Book 4 Colorado puts books in the hands of children and helps inspire a culture of reading in their homes,” Garcia said. “We’re excited to kick-off the program by inviting Coloradans of all ages to help us select this year’s book.” People are encouraged to visit the OB4C website and vote for their favorite book. This year’s top three book choices are: “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon; “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale” by Mo Willems; and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Guest celebrities reading the books include Gov. John Hickenlooper, Missy Franklin, Colorado Olympic gold medalist s ork and Maria Rozman, news director/news anchor, Telemundo Denver, NBC Universal. Coloradans can view these videos t ure specially produced by Rocky Mountain on, PBS and vote for this year’s book by visiting d Public input for the book selection proons. cess will be accepted through Jan. 31. The winning title will be unveiled at the OB4C e t of opening event on May 6. More than 70,000 copies of the same ents book will be distributed to children across Colorado at local library events, at Reach e it Out and Read clinics and doctors’ offices, once and through participating preschools, all hal- part of several other events scheduled for

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Town hall addresses mental health By Vic Vela Scott Winter of Arvada was a loving family man — a husband, father and brother — who “treasured life,” until the anguishes of depression and anxiety caused him so much pain that he just couldn’t take it any more, according to his wife, Jane. Scott Winter, 46, took his own life in June 2011. Mary Eppolito of Westminster has also experienced loss. Two young people near her grandson’s age have committed suicide recently: A 16-year-old high school honor student, and an 18-year-old man, who killed himself while he was on leave from the Army. Eppolito and Jane Winter shared their emotional stories to an overflow crowd at Arvada’s Standley Lake Library Saturday, at a town hall meeting addressing mental health issues affecting our communities. One question lingers in Eppolito’s mind. “Why?” she said afterward, fighting back tears. “They have their whole lives to live. Life is so beautiful. Something has got to be done. These kids are afraid to talk to anybody.” Figuring out how to best deal with mental health issues on a legislative and societal level is a topic that has received renewed attention in the wake of recent mass shootings where the mental health of the assailants has been called into question. “Our mental health system has become more important than it ever has been,” Democratic State Rep. Kraft-Tharp of Arvada told the audience. Kraft-Tharp and state Sen. Evie Hudak, DWestminster, organized Saturday’s event. During the forum, Winter spoke through tears as she urged action on finding better ways to address mental health issues, so that lives like her husband’s may be saved. “His life ended tragically,” she told the audience. “But my wish is that something beautiful and wonderful can come of that life.” The town hall also featured a panel of mental health experts, who shared their thoughts on how best to care for those with mental health conditions. While headline-grabbing deadly shootings were on the minds of some in the au-

Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, far right, and her legislative aide Amanda Snipes listen as Arvada resident Jane Winter, left, speaks at a Jan. 19 town hall meeting addressing mental health issues at Arvada’s Standley Lake Library. Photo by Vic Vela

dience, Michael Lott-Manier of Mental Health America of Colorado, said that it’s important to not “equate violent crime with mental health issues.” He cited data from the National Institute for Mental Health, that shows that only about 5 percent of violent crimes are committed by those who have a mental health diagnosis. “They worry that they will be labeled as dangerous or violent,” Lott-Manier said of people struggling with mental health conditions. “And that’s the last thing we want to do.” The attendees also learned details of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s request to pump $18.5 million into the state’s mental health system. Lisa Clements, Director of the Office for Behavioral Health for the Colorado Department of Human Services, said that Hickenlooper wants to use the funds – upon approval from the Legislature – to streamline civil commitment procedures and to allow for “real time data transfer” between state and federal agencies whenever people who have had civil commitments seek to purchase fire-

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Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) invites the public to join Great Decisions, a discussion group presented through the Foreign Policy Association, at the Columbine and Evergreen Libraries. Each program is presented in a balanced and nonpartisan way, and includes background information, current data and policy options for each issue. Topics include: The

Future of the Euro, Post-Revolution Egypt, NATO, Myanmar, Intervention Doctrine, and China’s growing influence in Africa. Sessions will be 6 p.m. Mondays at the Columbine Library from Jan. 28 through May 20. The Evergreen Library will also host the program 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, and continuing every first and third Wednesday of the month, through May 29. Meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. For more information visit or call 303-235-5275.

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arms, Clements said. The governor also seeks to develop a statewide crisis response system made up of behavioral health experts, that would allow people to call a toll free number, 24 hours a day, whenever those individuals are “experiencing extreme distress,” Clements said. Lawmakers like Hudak and Kraft-Tharp will take up Hickenlooper’s funding request this legislative session. And Kraft-Tharp has pending legislation aimed at bettering the mental health system, including a bill that was introduced in the state House Friday that would help mental health professionals “be as effective as possible” when working with clients, she said after the event. Anything that can better the system would come as welcome news to people like Winter. “That is the true assessment of whether our suicide prevention efforts are working,” she said afterward. “And that is keeping people from dying.”

REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY A Golden Face to Face Almost 75 years ago Golden History Museums (then the Jefferson County Museum) commissioned a set of portraits commemorating notable individuals and their contributions to the Golden community. The paintings included the likes of William Loveland, George West and William Sarell, among others. In celebration of Golden History Museums’ 75th birthday, the Golden History Museums is repeating the process, this time inviting renowned Golden photographer Rick Souders to create a new set of portraits. The newly honored

community members include Marvin Kay, Bethany Thomas, Gary Wink, Dr. Cathy Skokan, Heinie Foss, William K. Coors, Thomas J. Mullin, JoAnn Thistlewood, Joseph Coors Jr., Steve Stevens, Dr. Charles Fay, Richard Gardner, Rick Souders, Sal Glesser and Irma Wyhs. The free opening reception for the new portraits will be from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. Food and beverages will be provided, along with classical music from members of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. RSVP by calling 303278-3557, Tuesday through Sunday.

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Economic forecast looking bright Steady growing trend in job market, consumer spending to continue, economist says By Sara Van Cleve Colorado has been on a slow and steady economic recovery over the past couple years, and that trend should improve this year. Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners, presented an economic forecast for the Denver metro area for 2013 during the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s Third Friday Legislative Breakfast Jan. 18. She defines the Denver metro region as a seven-county region area from Boulder County to Douglas County. “We have been going forward, and we expect in 2013 that we will continue to grow and expand, but at a slow

rate,” Silverstein said. Metro area unemployment tends to stay below the nation’s. In 2012, the average metro unemployment rate was 7.7 percent whereas the nation’s was 8.1 percent. “We expect the unemployment rate will continue to drift downward a little bit in 2013,” Silverstein said. Silverstein predicts the unemployment rate for the Denver metro area will be 7.5 percent this year with the nation’s at 7.9. In 2009-10, 64,000 jobs were lost in the Denver metro area. But by 2013, 74,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the metro area. Of the metro area’s 12 industrial clusters, which include aviation, aerospace, health care and information technology, five have experienced growth over the past years, Silverstein said. Colorado’s aerospace industry is now the second largest in the country behind California. Consumers are spending more

money too, Silverstein said. Last year was the year of big-ticket purchases, such as appliances and cars, she said. “In 2013, we expect to see a bit of a pullback in that spending level,” she said. “Again, still growing, but growing at a slightly slower pace because a lot of those big ticket item purchases happened in 2012.” A consistent marketplace also helped increase the number of homes that were sold last year and reduce the number of homes foreclosed. Both trends are expected to continue. Global economic challenges, unemployment rates and businesses still seeking clarity on healthcare, taxes and government spending can make the forecast look dim, Silverstein said. But there are economic opportunities for residents and businesses in 2013 with low interest rates, strong consumer spending and an improving real estate, she said.

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Far right, Bob Goodman, New Jersey Center for teaching and learning executive director, speaks during a press conference on Jan. 15 at Northglenn High School about the challenge grant Colorado is receiving from the National Education Association. Also in the photo, from left, David Eves, president and CEO of public Service Co. of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company, Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation vice president, Kerrie Dallman, Colorado Education Association president and Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia. Photo by Ashley Reimers

Teaching grant to foster better STEM education By Ashley Reimers Teachers in the state will get an added boost to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction with a grant from the National Education Association. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced that Colorado will be the first state to receive a challenge Grant from NEA, and matching-fund partners, from the Morgridge Family Foundation and Xcel Energy. The grant total is $400,000, with NEA providing $200,000, the Morgridge Family Foundation providing $150,000 and Xcel is providing $50,000. “Colorado’s economy is adding jobs in STEM-related fields every day and we need to meet this growing demand by educating a highly-skilled and competitive work force,” he said during a press conference at Northglenn High School Jan. 15. The grant funds are going to a new statewide vision and plan to improve the Colorado STEM teacher training

program. The plan is being implemented in Colorado by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning for teacher training, certification, technology and support to expand the STEM program in Colorado. Kerrie Dallman, Colorado Education Association president, said NEA’s goal is to raise $1.5 million in efforts to spread the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning teacher model to many states. She said the center cultivates teachers who are highly qualified and skilled educators to fill science and math teacher shortages. “We know a great teacher can make a tremendous impact on a student’s desire and ability to master STEM content, but Colorado lacks the number of teachers we need to help enough students learn these exciting subjects,” she said. “This investment will grow our talent pool of outstanding STEM teachers and further our state’s collective goal of preparing every student to thrive in a dynamic economy.” Carrie Morgridge, Morgridge Family Foundation vice president, said

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The city of Golden will not continue its legal fight against a land swap between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA). Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan said the decision was made during a closed-door meeting on Jan. 10. “It was based on the pros

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The JPPHA held a short meeting Jan. 17, its first meeting of the year, and the first since acquisition of what it calls the “Rocky Flats transportation corridor.” “Congratulations for everybody who was involved with this complex transaction,” said Jefferson County Commissioner and JPPHA board member Donald Rosier at the meeting. “It was an additional year, but we got it done,” said Arvada Mayor and JPPHA Chair Marc Williams about the year-long legal battle. The JPPHA still has years of planning and study ahead of it before construction would begin on the parkway, according to the group’s Interim Executive Director Bill Ray. Though the land swap has already occurred, the other members of the original lawsuit have already filed appeals to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. First briefs are expected to be filed in the appeals case as early as February.

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its own area of expertise is an uphill battle, Sloan said. Golden Finance Director Jeff Hansen said he has kept a running total of the city’s legal fees involved in the fighting of the parkway plan, going back to 1997. “Since that time we have spent slightly over $2.3 million,” Hansen said. Sloan said she could not speculate whether Golden might legally challenge any future efforts of the JPPHA to complete the parkway — a 10-mile tollway that is considered one of the missing links in the 470 beltway. Sloan did say that the city’s best option moving forward seems to be “working with CDOT on technical solutions to make the roads work for those who live here, and for traffic still move smoothly for those just passing through.” To that end, Sloan said the city has just updated its Highway 6 to 93 corridor plan, existing stretches of road that might be expanded to become part of the beltway.

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January 24, 2013

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ARVADA CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD City Council recognized the following groups and voted on the following items during a regular meeting on Jan. 14. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marc Williams; Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Zenzinger, District 1; Mark McGoff, District 2; Shelley Cook, District 3; Bob Dyer, District 4; and Bob Fifer, councilman At-Large. Don Allard, councilman atlarge, was absent.

Council recognizes 16 high schoolers chosen for All-State Choir, Orchestra

Council recognized 13 high school students for being selected to the All-State Choir and three students for being selected as part of the 61st annual Colorado All-State Orchestra. 1,800 juniors and seniors from across the state auditioned to be part of the choir and students from all four of Arvada’s high schools were selected. Students selected from Pomona were Peter Olschner and Ben Pilcher; from Arvada was Donnie Restad; from Ralston Valley was Jillian Derloshon; and from Arvada West were Jennifer Baer, Bradley Becker, Jordan BrudosNockels, Devon Bushkovski, Jordan Crout, Andrew DePree, Elise Hill, Kai-

tlyn Moon and Lacey Mills. Pilcher, Baer and Mills are all participating in the All-State Choir for the second year. Violinists Erik Fellenstein from Arvada West and Krystian Salva from Pomona as well as violist Natalie Stepaniak from Ralston Valley were selected for the All-State Orchestra.

Council approves funding for Family Tree’s family emergency fund

Council voted 6-0 to approve to use $57,042 to assist Family Tree’s Housing and Family Emergency Supportive Services Fund. The funds were originally a loan from the city to Family Tree. The loan had to be repaid because the apartments which it helps purchase for Family Tree’s use as transitional housing were sold to a third party and no longer used for the same purpose. The money repaid from the loan, $57,042, will now be used by Family Tree to provide families who are at risk for homelessness with assistance in obtaining supportive services they need to address immediate needs and improve self-sufficiency.


Council approves rezoning, preliminary plans of new development

Council approved the rezoning and preliminary plans for a new development with a 6-0 vote. The development, The Views, is a 5.3 acre area at 11815 W. 64th Ave. The rezoning changed the property from Planned Unit Development - Residential, 15.23 units per acre, to Planned Unite Development Residential, 22.58 units per acre. The Views’ development plan includes 120 units in a multifamily development. It will consist of four buildings each with three levels with 45 garages and 76 carports available. The development will also include a clubhouse, a pool and other amenities. Rent is expected to be $1.25 per foot, which is cheaper than the average $1.40 to $1.45 per foot being charged in similar developments, said Scott Yates with SW Development Group during the council meeting. The next council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. Compiled by Sara Van Cleve

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Helping the nation starts at home Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson pulls no punches. He is crusty, direct, sometimes profane and he isn’t all that concerned with what people think of him. But he certainly cares about the future of this country. The outspoken Republican from Wyoming was in the Denver area on Monday to share his views on the topic he has grown synonymous with in recent years, the national debt. He has some complex, controversial and detailed ideas on reducing that $16 trillion mountain. But when Simpson took some time to speak with us before addressing an audience at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, what stood out most was his call to action for everyday people. “If you love your country, get involved,” he told us. We strongly endorse that message. And Simpson sets a great example as someone who has spent many of his 81 years being

OUR VIEW involved. He served briefly in the Army in the 1950s, was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in the 1960s, and served in the U.S. Senate from 1979-1997. In 2010, as the co-chair of a commission tasked with tackling the nation’s fiscal challenges, Simpson and Erskine Bowles, chief of staff for President Clinton, authored a plan that gained some popular support but not approval of Congress or the president. Simpson did not give up and is still taking on the debt, now as a co-founder, along with Bowles, of the nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt.


What do you make of the economy? Many news reports have made predictions for the economy in 2013, so we took the time to ask a few people their views. We quizzed a mix of visitors and locals

I am pretty positive about this coming year. We’re 95 percent retired so we have a sort of set economy ourselves. I’d like to see Congress behave a little better. We need to pull together. Mike Keating, Golden Well, this area is doing well. I see the way Golden is now. It has done a great job drawing the economy. You know all these high tech businesses have come in, and what is unique about this area is that they have all the education that draws industry. People want to move here. Nick Windslow, Billings, Mont.


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on a sunny afternoon Saturday in downtown Golden. Here is a portion of what they had to say.

Well, I am a farmer and I rely on moisture. Right now our product prices are good. Lack of water and drought in other countries has caused our prices to be higher, which is good for American farmers, although there is drought here, too. Food prices can stay where they are at, but if they drop it is really going to affect all the American farmers. Rick Deremo, Dove Creek, near Cortez I think we can make it bad if everybody quits buying stuff locally. So I think a lot of it is just what the American people decide to do with it. Be positive. Pay raises are pretty much nil where we are at, but it has been like that for several years. But I think it is just a matter of being positive, just make it the best that we can. Linda Deremo, Deer Creek, near Cortez

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South Metro Chamber President John Brackney, it should be noted, is a member of the steering committee for the campaign’s Colorado chapter. Brackney and the chamber, like Simpson, should be applauded for working to bring attention to the debt. So what can you do to get involved? Go to town halls. Ask questions. Write letters to the editor. Challenge your government officials when appropriate. Praise them when appropriate. These are basic, but effective, ways to make a difference as a citizen — whether your mission is debt reduction or saving a playground from being turned into a parking lot. And for young people thinking of going into politics, Simpson suggests they focus on the work itself and enjoy it, rather than worrying about climbing the political ranks. Don’t be afraid to start small, be it the local school board or the city council.

Id O me t Be prepared to challenge and to be chal- maki Ye lenged. easil Above all, be prepared to compromise because politics is like a good marriage in more and f this regard: If one side insists on getting his or her way 100 percent of the time, not the t An much constructive is going to happen. But through give and take, things can progress, the c as Simpson knows, having been married begin dar t nearly 60 years. So “If you think compromise is a dirty word, don’t get into politics,” Simpson fo tion He knows compromise, having taken his share of heat from both the left and his Nanc own party. His politics could be viewed as read too liberal for the GOP and too conserva- Maco tive for Democrats, and that’s just fine with inste new him. Whether you like his politics or not, like to fo what he says or not, Simpson has a passion to se in he for service. And for sharing that, we owe decid him a great debt. frien “joy” word Fo for m think ing s some bette of re mists

Rational talk needed about gun control If I were the devil, I would work really hard to make sure that the well-intentioned people of this country were so distracted by minutiae and political gamesmanship that they could never get around to dealing with the really big issues. Oh, wait ... that’s kinda like how we are now. Take the president’s bold initiative to curb gun violence and protect our children: 23 new executive actions, none of which are actually laws, but have stirred the political waters into an even more frenzied state than they usually are. And not one of which would have prevented Sandy Hook. I mean, seriously. Do we really think that “clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within the Affordable Care Act exchanges” will have a strong countering effect to gun violence? But at least on the list was a reminder to nominate a director for the ATF, as if one of the president’s “to do” sticky notes sneaked into the press conference. Thankfully, nowhere in the 23 actions did the president remember to take on his allies in Hollywood and the broader culture. So now we, as a country, are about to embark on a grand national farce of arguing about whether a semi-automatic weapon with a pistol handle should be illegal when the same semi-automatic weapon without the pistol handle is perfectly legal. And then we’ll move on to the grand circus of talking about how a magazine with 10 bullets in it is frightfully more safe for the public than a magazine with 12 bullets. So if I had a magazine that holds 12, but only filled it up to 10, would it still be illegal? And if I shot those remaining bullets into the forest where nobody heard them, would they still count? To quote one of my favorite retired gen-


erals, “We’re stuck on stupid!” This is not the debate we should be having. We should be having a debate that is based around what we know, what actually works, and how we can actually protect children, and not just make ourselves feel better about doing something. The shooter at Sandy Hook broke about 10 laws before he ever shot a student — would another law have slowed him down? And, closer to home, the assault weapons ban was perfectly ensconced in law on April 20, 1999, and we all know how that worked out. So let’s all back off a little bit, from those who want to remove all guns from circulation to those who want every child to learn how to shoot at school. I understand that emotions motivate difficult discussions, but they rarely translate into smart policy. Can we please step back and have a rational discussion about preventing events like Sandy Hook? I’d like to start next week by laying out a few things that I think we know, and what I think they imply about a course going forward. 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.


January 24, 2013

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Choose a word, not a resolution I don’t make resolutions. Of course, my friends will joke with me that I actually am resolving when making this decision. Yet, resolutions have never come easily for me. I do want to exercise more, live healthily, and enjoy family and friends, but I want to do this all the time, not just because it’s Jan. 1. And although I heartily support the concept of fresh starts and new beginnings, I don’t rely on the calendar to signal their inceptions. So instead, I choose a word as my focus. I learned about this notion last year from a fellow author, Nancy Parker Brummett, who had read about it in an article by Debbie Macomber. Macomber stated that instead of making resolutions for the new year, she just chooses one word to focus on and to live by, and then to see how that word comes to play in her life. I liked this concept and decided to choose my word after my friend Nancy told me how she chose “joy” for 2012. (She hasn’t chosen her word for 2013 yet.) For 2012, I chose “alchemy” for myself (appropriate, don’t you think?). This word represented making something out of nothing, taking something not so great and making it better. Within weeks, I found a couple of references to alchemy and alchemists. And although “alchemy” is an

unusual word, it popped up for me throughout 2012. Since the recent New Year’s Eve, I’ve been looking for my 2013 word. Then it declared itself. At a recent daylong, set-our-goals-for-the-nextsix-months writing workshop, we were asked to describe why we write, who we write for and what we want to accomplish with our writing. I write because I have to, and most writers will answer this question with variations on this theme. Yet, in this workshop we were asked to dig a little deeper, to express why we feel compelled to write. Responses from around the room ranged from altruistic—“to make a difference,” through light-hearted—“to entertain.” My own reasons included both altruism and light-heartedness … and everything in between. Ultimately, though, I narrowed it down to an easing, and an illumination. From there, distilling “easing” and

“illumination” was straightforward: Making loads lighter, and shining a light on that which needs to be seen. That’s how “light” became my word for 2013. And that’s why I’m looking forward to the new year with renewed interest. What possibilities there are for light! I’m already on a journey of lightening my own load, having started a project called “365 Days of Divesting” on my birthday late last year. I’ve also lightened my mental cargo by scaling back the width of my social and professional activities and focusing on the depth of the commitments I do make. Additionally, as a board member for the organization Writing for Peace, I can use my words to expose the darkness of violence and ignorance. And I can talk to you, and to others, about highlighting the kindness and generosity and compassion of our everyday lives. So let me ask you: If you were to decide against resolutions, what would your word for the new year be? For 2013, personally, I’m looking forward to the light. Andrea Doray is a writer who believes that, in writing, entertaining and making a difference are not mutually exclusive. Contact her at a.doray@ with your word for 2013.

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Gunnery Sergeant William R. Beghtol passed away in his Carlsbad, CA home with his wife and daughter Wendy at his side. Bill was born to Carl and Esther (Griffiths) Beghtol in Arvada, CO. He is survived by his wife, Barbie Beghtol, son Michael (Linda) Beghtol, daughters Wendy (John) Martin, Donna Arnicar and close family friend Diane Phillips. Bill and Barbie were married on the Marine Corps Anniversary, November 10, 1995. Bill leaves behind eight grand children: Michael Jr, Christopher, Sarah, Timothy, William, Andrew, Jean and Taylor. Nine great grand children are also left behind. He was preceded in death by first wife Donna (Reid) and grandson David Stroup.

As a member of San Luis Rey Downs, Bill belonged to JUGS, (Just Us Golfers) and enjoyed many rounds of golf with his friends. He loved the ocean, watching sunsets, and having family and friends over to barbecue. Bill joined the Marine Corps serving honorably during WWII, Korea, and two tours in the Vietnam War. Early in his long career, Bill was a military prison guard in Portsmouth, NH. Bill also served as a Marine Corps Drill Instructor in San Diego, CA., and in E.O.D. (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) during Vietnam. With pride Bill always held the belief “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” SEMPER FI

YOUR VIEWS No defense for party funding

The city of Arvada has set $50,000 aside for things like neighborhood block parties. Parties? Really? Essentially the council has taken money from the citizens, in the form of taxes, to give back to select citizens so that those selected can have a party. Why in times of budget hardships is such a proposal even being considered let alone enacted? In the past few years citizens have been asked to increase taxes for the fire district, the recreation district, and the school district. In all cases the citizens have decided that these were worthwhile investments in the community. The community was going to benefit from a modern fire department, better schools, and long term repairs to the structures of the recreation district. Would those same citizens have voted yes if they knew that some of their money was going to block parties? Admittedly none of those tax increases were initiated by the council (though they were supported by the council).


Yet Arvadans are still affected by those increases. Council should therefore be aware of that situation and be extra stingy on their spending. Spending money for block parties is just plain frivolous. There is no reasonable defense for it. Council should act to immediately rescind the program before money actually goes out for it. Russell Weisfield Arvada

Skeptical of Parkway safety

Reporter Glenn Wallace’s article titled “Parkway Deal Done” reported the clinching of the deal to complete the C-470 beltway via the eastern edge of Rocky Flats. The article mentions that the opponents of the deal have environmental concerns but not that they are related to the “P” word, plutonium. Anyone to the east and downwind of Rocky Flats should be skeptical and very concerned. Rock Flats was one of the most contaminated sites in America. Its pollution was cleaned up to a lesser standard, that of wildlife ref-

uge than a standard permitting human habitat and economic activity. Several serious accidents at Rocky Flats when it was a nuclear weapons plant allowed plutonium to escape downwind and to the east of the plant. Thirty square miles of off-site land were contaminated with plutonium as well. The parkway route passes through the heart of this contaminated area. The disconcerting fact is that the private funding of this road precludes the legal requirement for an environmental impact study. Plutonium deposited in the soil by accident will be disturbed by the construction process where wind and weather can blow it to the east. Any amount of plutonium ingested by anyone is life threatening. The very unhappy truth is that we made a mess at Rocky Flats, and we did not spend the resources necessary to bring it nor the surrounding area back to health.

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Don’t dawdle, Denver diners Honeycomb, lacewood, beeswax and copper sculpture titled “Soar” by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. Sculpture made out of wood and bark titled “Ursa Arctos” by Walter Barton. Photos courtesy of Arvada Center

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olorado is home to a vast and diverse number of artists in all kinds of mediums, and the Arvada Center’s Art of the State exhibition is offering a snapshot of that talent. The show is running in all three of the Center’s galleries, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., through March 31. The galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit features 191 works from 160 Colorado artists in all kinds of mediums, from paintings and photographs to sculptures, jewelry and metal work and more. “I think this is probably the largest representation of the Colorado art scene that’s going on right now,” said Arvada Center exhibition manager and curator Collin Parson. “It’s certainly not the whole pic-

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ture, but its a great collection of what’s out there.” In October, Parson and Dean Sobel, director of the Clyfford Still Museum, sat down as jurors to select from 1,653 entries by 588 artists which works would go on display. “It’s always dizzying as a juror to see all this art come in, in no particular order,” Sobel said. “I’ve done a fair number of these and as you’re going through hundreds of these slides, the strongest ones really stand out.” Parson said that the show features a lot of teachers and professors who are experienced artists, as well as a fair number of emerging artists. He also said that organizing the exhibit, with such a wide range of submitted pieces, was quite the challenge. “Our Theater Gallery is very intimate, so we’ll have more traditional work there, and the Upper Gallery will also feature some traditional work, but visitors will see more stylizations and abstract works,” he said. “The Main Gallery will mainly be abstracts and textual works.” Some of the more well-known artist included in the exhibit will be Monica Aiello, a mixed media painter, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, a mixed media sculptor, and Andrew Roberts-Gray, who does nontraditional landscapes. Sobel said the exhibit shows how Colorado artists have a lot of interest in craftmanship and making things, which is not something that one sees at a lot of shows. In addition to having a cell phone tour that visitors can use to learn more about the works on display, there will be panel discussions featuring some of the artists on Thursday, Feb. 21, and

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Hoping for a 7 p.m. reservation at Barolo Grill, Elway’s Cherry Creek or Ocean Prime during Denver Restaurant Week(s)? Prime time seats at those foodie favorites are filled. The menus for the 9th Annual Denver Restaurant Week(s) (Feb. 23 to March 8) last week went live at, and many of the most popular spots were “fully committed” (restaurant speak for “you’re out of luck, pal”) before the end of the work day with the exception of early (5 p.m.) or late (after 9) reservation slots. But with more than 300 restaurants already participating in the event that charges $52.80 per couple ($26.40 for one) for a three-course meal, there are plenty of eateries to go around. But, if you snooze, you lose. One way to check reservation availabilities is to go to www.opentable. com. “The great fun of restaurant week is gathering together friends, exploring the hundreds of menus on the website, and then experimenting and trying new restaurants or revisiting old favorites,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, the owner and organizer of the event. More than 300 restaurants have already signed up to participate in 2013 with more coming on board every day. “We will continue to post menus on the site as we get them from the restaurants, so it pays to check the site frequently,” Scharf said. While the event continues to grow — with 339 restaurants participating last year, Denver broke all records for restaurant weeks across the country — some beloved fine dining spots opted out this year. Perhaps most notably, was the decision by Bonanno Concepts, the restaurant company owned by chef Frank Bonanno, to “86” its two white tablecloth spots, Mizuna and Luca d’Italia, from the Denver Restaurant Week(s) menu. Other lower priced Bonanno Concepts restaurants — Osteria Marco, Russell’s Smokehouse, Lou’s Food Bar and Bones (which are all wonderful) — are still part of the program. “Frank gives his chefs freedom when it comes to menu creation and events, and the chef teams at Mizuna and Luca d’Italia have decided to decline participation in this year’s Denver Restaurant Week because they simply prefer to run business as usual,” said Lauren Hendrick, PR and marketing coordinator for Bonanno Concepts. “It’s really as simple as that.” A new feature on the website allows diners to share their “Must-Dine” lists with their friends on Facebook, giving them yet another way to make their plans. Based on surveys, a record 404,400 meals were served during DRW 2012, up 12


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GUARDIAN ANGELS The existence of guardian angels will be explored at Lifetree Café: at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Participants will view an exclusive film interview with a woman who claims her life was saved by an angel encounter, and they’ll have the opportunity to share stories of their own experiences with angels. Admission to the 60-minute event, “My Angel Saved Me,” is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For the Arvada program, contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or For the

Lakewood program, contact Craig Cable at 970-2924697 or

DOG TRAINING Learn about Misha May Founda-

tion Dog Training and Rescue’s techniques used to rehabilitate rescued dogs through presentations and demonstrations from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Pet Station, 2300 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. 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 preferred at or 303-239-0382.

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BENEFIT BREW Join an evening of fun at Wystone’s Teas from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Benefit Brew; 25 percent of sales will be donated to the Colorado Neurological Institute in honor of the organizations 25th year. Enjoy a wide spectrum of teas, as well as tea infused food and cocktails at Wystone’s Teas in Belmar, 7323 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood. Links Jewelry will also be available for purchase.

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percent over the 360,480 total meals served in 2011. Website traffic at the DRW site saw 7 million page views in 2012. Scharf encouraged diners to make reservations early, but sent a word of warning to “no shows.” “Please honor your reservations,” he said. “One of the most frustrating things about the event is when people make a reservation, and don’t show up, denying other diners that time slot. Don’t be a no-show! Please notify the restaurant if your plans change so they can fill that table.” And, on another note, please remember to tip your server on the real bill’s total, not just on the discounted $52.80 price tag. Mangia!

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It’s always an event worth stampeding to when the 2013 Grand Champion Steer visits The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25. The Grand Champion Steer will trot down a red carpet in the iconic property and make an appearance in the lobby, spending the afternoon grazing amongst guests enjoying the hotel’s afternoon tea service. The tradition, which began in 1945, is open to the public and will include opportunities to have pictures taken with the Grand Champion Steer as well as with the 2013 Rodeo Queens. For more information, go to www.

Comedy Works makes list

Stand-up comic Amy Schumer included the Denver Comedy Works club in a lauded list of her top 10 topflight comedy clubs in the country, which she shared with USA Today in its Friday edition. Longtime Comedy Works owner Wende Curtis, who has locations on 15th near Larimer and in the

Landmark development in Greenwood Village, has created a national reputation for her clubs among standout stand-up comedians. Schumer, whose Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” premieres April 30, told USA Today that “the layout, the staff and the type of crowd all help make for a memorable show.” The story says that “Schumer recorded an album at this downtown Larimer Square club, and particularly likes the crowds.” “They’re smart and they’re excited … and the staff knows how to produce a show,” she said. Curtis said she was thankful that her club was included in such a list of luminaries. “I think I speak for all of us who know we have created something really special in Comedy Works,” she said. “The comics, the staff, the management, the crowds and the spaces themselves … well, they speak for themselves. And we know how comics feel about Comedy Works. They tell us week after week. “And now more of the nation knows.” Check out coming shows at both locations at www.comedyworks. com. See the rest of Schumer’s picks at story/travel/destinations/10greatp laces/2013/01/10/10-great-placeswhere-comedy-is-king/1824839/.

Eatin’ of the green

Finding the best green chili in Denver is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it — and one of those people may as well be me. Join me along with other judges Jon Emanuel (executive chef, Project Angel Heart), Lori Midson (Westword), Lisa Hidalgo (Denver’s 7), Mark McIntosh (Mile High Sports Radio 1510-AM, 93.7-FM), Joan Brew-

ster (American Culinary Foundation) and local celebrity Artie Guerrero at Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, Colfax and Monroe, for the “Best Tasting Green Chili Contest” from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26. Pat “Gabby Gourmet” Miller will be covering the “heated debate” live on her Gabby Gourmet radio show on KHOW 630-AM. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs will donate 10 percent of all hot dog sales on the day of the event to Project Angel Heart. Perhaps a little green chili on your dog? Samples will be passed around to audience members. There will be plenty of green to share from more than 20 entries. (Yikes, what have I gotten myself into?) For more information, contact Gina Dickerson at 720-4359241 or via e-mail at, or visit the event’s website at www.chowdownforcharity. com.

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The NightShine Gala, a celebration of the Denver Health Foundation, has snagged the hip hit-making band Train for the April 27 event at the National Western Events Center, 1515 E. 47th Ave. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6, dinner at 7:30, live auction and program at 8:30 and Train’s performance at 9:30. This year’s event chair is Oakwood Homes owner Pat Hamill; 2013 honorees are James and Pamela Crowe. For more details and tickets, go to www.denverhealthfoundation. org or contact Candice Jones at 303602-2978 or 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 penny@ or at 303-619-5209.

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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/JAN. 25-26 DINNER THEATER Colorado ACTS present a community production

of “Much Ado About Murder,”an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, at 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26 at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772, visit, or email for tickets and more information.

SCAVENGER HUNT Make sure your senses are in tune as you explore the grounds of Majestic View Nature Center for answers to our ecology scavenger hunt. Work in teams to find hidden treasures. Dress for the weather and bring your thinking caps. Call ahead to register at 720-898-7405. The hunt is from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Admission is free. Visit MONDAY/JAN. 28

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/JAN. 25-27 ANIMAL REIKI Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue will

offer animal Reiki certification from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. This class will teach students how to experience the world from the animal’s perspective. Attendees will learn Reiki practices, as well as communication, handling strategies, physiology, psychology and more. The course demonstrates a variety of specific techniques, with hands-on application. Each day includes hands-on practice. Special attention is paid to trauma reduction and calming protocols. The result is often the alleviation of symptoms such as pain, fear and anxiety, as well as positive changes in behavior. This class will be offered only once in 2013. Registration required; email or 303-239-0382 to register and to find out about costs.

SATURDAY/JAN. 26 STRANGER SAFETY Detective Mark Adams of the Crimes Against Children Unit at the Lakewood Police Department will lead a class for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, neighbors and friends on stranger safety for children. The class is from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood; RSVP at 303-233-2740. Presented by the Health Ministries Team at Holy Shepherd.

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION The Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect 150 years ago, changed the course of the United States while it was embroiled in the Civil War. In it, President Abraham Lincoln exercised his constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces, to proclaim all slaves in Confederate territory to be forever free. Join Active Minds as we explore what this historic proclamation did and did not do. We will examine its impact, both immediate and longer term, from the perspective of slaves, slave owners, Northerners, Southerners, and the country as a whole. The program is free and is from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-232-7100. MONDAY/JAN. 28 ANIMAL COMMUNICATION Learn ways to communicate with

animals with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Unit 4, Lakewood. This class will teach you the fundamentals of communication, will include intuitive techniques and handouts, and will outline follow-up practice. Registration required at or 303-239-0382.


OPEN HOUSE Sea Scout Ship 876 in Lakewood and the Coast Guard

Auxiliary will host an open house for co-ed youth ages 14-20 who want to learn safe boating knowledge and skills and yearn for high outdoor adventures. The open house is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Belmar Shopping Center. Parents are welcome. Light dinner provided. Call Frank Merrill at 303-9359715 for more information.

QUILT EXHIBIT Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Surface Explorations by Cynthia St. Charles”and “New Acquisitions from the Anne Olsen Collection”from Sunday, Jan. 28 to April 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-277-0377. TUESDAY/JAN. 29 DOG TRAINING Learn to manage and change barking and digging behaviors while helping your dogs satisfy their drives through exercise, games and guidance. The barking and digging dog training class, offered by Lakewood’s Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, is from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S.

COMMUNITY NEWS IN A HURRY Girl Scout cookie time to commence Girl Scouts cookies will be on sale Sunday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, March 3, in Colorado. Booth sales in front of retail locations will start Feb. 8. Each purchase of cookies supports girls

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HOA PROGRAM The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Community Associations Institute will present a free program to the general public and professionals who work in the industry. The program is from 7:309:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver-Cherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Two of our experts will share their wisdom and expertise on taking yourself and or your HOA to the next level by implementing positive steps to avoid emotional burnout and conflict. The last speaker will inform how to make a difference in your emotional and mental health by improving your own personal fitness and wellness plan. A light breakfast will be served; RSVP to or by calling 303-951-4973. UNEARTHING GEMS Have you ever wanted to go on a rock hunt? Learn techniques and clues to have your own successful dig around Colorado and Wyoming. Find out how to join the North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club on one of their field trips one of their many events throughout the year. They can answer your questions about their fascinating display of rocks and minerals. Program is from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. It is open to ages 8 and up. No fee, but must register by Jan. 25. Visit WEDNESDAY/JAN. 30 HOME EXPO Learn about in-home services to help keep you or a loved one at home and about housing options if you are considering a new place to call home. The There’s No Place Like Home expo is from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The event is free to the public; register by calling 303-425-9583. Service providers, call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees. LEASH WALKING Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue offers leash walking classes from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood; or from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb, 2, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@ or 303-239-0382. THURSDAY/JAN. 31 LUNCHEON BE a queen for a day. Join Michelle Rahn at noon Thurs-

day, Jan. 31, for the Walking Tiara Tall Luncheon. Rahn will show how her positive zest for life and sense of humor bring out the royalty in each of us. Register before Jan. 28 at Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Cost is $9, which includes lunch.

DOG TRAINING Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue’s “COME!”class is from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Pet Station, 2300 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Registration required at or 303-239-0382.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/FEB. 1-3 DANCE PERFORMANCE Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Paper Bird present “Carry On,” a full-length contemporary dance, live music and multimedia performance, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available online at by phone at 303-987-7845. COMING SOON/FEB. 2 ANIMAL TRACKS Mile Hi Church hosts its annual “Animal Tracks: Education, Spiritually Connecting and Caring for Animals”seminar series from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Kate Solisti, keynote speaker, will present “The World According to Animals.”She is an internationally known author, teacher, animal communicator and expert in dog and cat nutrition. Other topics include: Keeping You & Your Pet Safe in Nature, Animal Totems & Signs of Nature, Canine Massage Therapy for the Senior Dog, Training Your Dog & Why It’s Important, Healing Touch for Animals and Grieving the Loss of Your Pet. Lunch may be purchased on-site from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register at or call 303-237- 8851. The church is at 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. PILATES WORKSHOP Golden Pilates is hosting a Pilates workshop for low back pain from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, led by Pilates instructor Lise Stolze. Learn to understand treatment-based classification and clinical prediction rules for low back pain; understand the latest research on Pilates and low back pain. Golden Pilates is at 922 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Golden. Call 303-279-8008 for information on cost and to reserve your spot.

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“I just don’t want a Walmart here,” she said. “Anything but a Walmart. I just worry about how many people are losing really, really good jobs and their livelihood and something they’ve worked their entire lives for to a big corporation that doesn’t care about the community or have an interest in trying to assimilate into it besides selling

goods specific to the demographics of the area.” During the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s third Friday Legislative Breakfast Jan. 18, Chamber board member Steve Cumins announced the chamber is in support of developing Arvada Plaza. For up-to-date information on the redevelopment of the Arvada Plaza and the whole Arvada Triangle, visit

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New year

New you Expert tips for a healthier and happier you this year (BPT) - Whether you’re resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren’t sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes. Nearly one-third of people who made resolutions in 2012 failed to sick with them, according to a recent survey by MSN and Impulse. Nationally recognized nutrition expert and published author Keri Glassman offers these tips for jumpstarting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle this new year. New year, clean pantry - More than 30 percent of people want to eat healthier in the new year, either by eliminating junk food or pursuing a specific diet. Set aside a little time to raid the pantry and clean out items that are old, unhealthy or any that you might be prone to overconsume. Throw food out or, better yet, donate to a local food pantry and make room for new, healthier foods. This exercise also helps you get organized for meal planning, as you can inventory what you have and what you need. Need more help? There are tons of great technology resources available to help you eat healthy and keep an active and organized lifestyle that fits you, including MSN for Windows 8, which offers a wealth of health tips with just one touch. Exercise the buddy system, literally - It’s more fun to

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side, so you can control portions. It also helps to write down a list of produce you want to eat for the whole week. People who commit to a concrete plan to eat more fruits and vegetables are twice as likely to stick to it. And it doesn’t hurt that adding veggies to your meal can help you automatically reduce the overall caloric consumption. Utilizing health and fitness resources that can be with you on the go, like MSN on Windows 8, which you can access from your PC, tablet or phone, can keep you on track and ready for any challenges . Based on the theory that it takes 21 days to break a habit, if you can stick with these healthy changes for just a few weeks, you will be on your way to a healthier new you. For more tips from Glassman and resources for better living, check out 21 Days to Healthy Habits at HealthyLiving. or via a simple swipe on MSN for Windows 8, and find your way to a healthy and happy 2013.

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New Year's Adventures Await at the Butterfly Pavilion Hi! Make plans in 2013 to visit me, Ben, a zookeeper at the Butterfly Pavilion where you’ll be transported to the world of small wonders! Adventure to the realm of Rosie, our Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, and experience the world of land invertebrates – beetles, millipedes, walking sticks, scorpions, spiders, and more! Learn how nature’s smallest animals have a BIG impact in our environment. Journey to Water’s Edge where you’ll see our favorite sea invertebrates – corals, sea cucumbers, jellies and lobsters just to name a few! Touch a sea star or one of our horseshoe crabs and understand more about the fascinating world of these aquatic creatures. Discover the lush and beautiful world of over 1,600 butterflies in our tropical rainforest. Watch the butterflies flutter, flit, fly, and emerge close-up. Be sure join a Butterfly Pavilion zookeeper for one of our daily butterfly releases to

learn all about the butterflies’ distinctive life cycle. Travel to Tropical Odyssey, our premier exhibit dedicated to conservation and an adventure for the whole family that features larger-than-life caterpillars and butterflies, educational games and imaginative play opportunities! Explore the territory of Colorado’s native insects in their natural habitat along our Nature Trail and in our Outdoor Gardens! Go on a bug hunt, laugh at the antics of prairie dogs and rabbits, and if you’re lucky, catch sight of a heron, hawk or eagle perched in a nearby tree! There is so much to do at our zoo of small wonders that you’ll leave with a BIG experience. Visit me, my fellow zookeepers, and all the captivating animals at the Butterfly Pavilion today! Visit for more information on hours, admission, camps, classes and exciting upcoming events!


New Year's Nutrition for Dental Health Healthy eating habits are always a great New Year’s resolution. For 2013, let’s make sure we pass those habits down to our kids as well. Most parents try to make good nutrition choices for our children to help insure proper growth and development. But many parents don’t know that those choices are also important for good dental health and not all “healthy” foods are good for kid’s teeth. Cavities are caused by plaque on our teeth that secrete acid, making holes and allowing bacteria to enter the teeth. They make this acid by eating whatever we eat and drink. Making educated choices about what we give our kids to eat and drink can help prevent cavities. First are the obvious cavity causers like candy, soda and juice. Sometimes sugars can be hidden, but still have the same cavity effect. For example, dried fruits tend to have highly concentrated natural sugars and are also sticky enough to get stuck in the deep pits and grooves of the back teeth- a double whammy for cavities. Another thing to think about is the availability of sugars. Less processed foods tend to have more whole grains that start to break down into sugar in the stomach, rather than the mouth. Processed foods tend to be easier to break down and the sugars become available more quickly, allowing the plaque on our teeth to start the cavity process. It is not only what we eat that causes cavities, but also how often. Each time we eat or drink, the pH of our mouth drops, entering the “Acid Zone” where cavities happen. It takes about an hour for that to get back up to a neutral pH. So, imagine your child eats breakfast, then has

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Taking Charge of Your Health Most people are faced with complicated or scary health situations at some point in their lives. It’s very important, if this happens, to know that you are in charge of your own health care and wellness. Be your own advocate; become informed regarding your options. When medications or complicated treatments are recommended, ask questions. Don’t hesitate to bring a list of questions with you to the doctor – noting the most important ones and asking those first. Doctors generally have a limited amount of time available for each patient – so efficiency is key. If you don’t understand the answers, tell the doctor so. If you’re not sure you’re going to understand or remember all the information given to you during your appointment, bring a friend or a notepad to take notes. If the situation you are facing is not life threatening, consider researching alternative treatments. If your doctor recommends medication, remember that there are many effective alternatives. Many people find significant

All in all, remember to stay positive, ask for help and clarification, and allow yourself time to relax and rejuvenate even when faced with serious health situations. The time you take to enjoy the present moment and the people around you will sustain and bolster you in a way that may have beneficial effects on your outcomes.

relief using acupuncture, massage, Reiki, yoga, meditation, or Passive Fascia Restoration to manage their symptoms when indicated or to help reduce the side effects of medications. Recognize that stress also adversely affects your body and can easily exacerbate your symptoms. Finding ways to reduce stress in your daily life is critical. Schedule time for yourself. Plan time to do something you love, such as reading a good book, walking the dog, meditating, playing or listening to music. Declutter your life and perhaps pare down your list of responsibilities, delegating tasks to others where you can.

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The mental impact of serious or chronic illness is real and is nothing to be ashamed of. Do not hesitate to seek out a professional whom you can talk with. Counseling can help you manage the emotions related to your illness and can assist you in making positive changes to your life to manage your illness.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Duane Whisler, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRES Multiple Listing system, and senior Real Estate instructor. ment (I am currently co-chair for the Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth organization, member of Arvada Broker/Owner

What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? I work with all age groups, young to mature, from first-time homebuyers to seniors looking to scale back. I am committed to making a difference in people’s lives, and hope to maintain a personal relationship with those I serve even after the transaction is completed.

Team Whisler - Realtors 11941 W 48th Ave. Suite #100 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 720-974-5910 Where were you born? I was born in Morris, IL, but moved around a lot, finally settling in the small California town of Atascadero, where I stayed through my middle school and high school years. I made Denver my home in 1963, met and married Lynne and graduated from the University of Colorado. I consider myself, if not a native, definitely a long-time resident.

What is the most challenging part of what you do? Each client we work with has their own unique needs and desires - it is my job to fully evaluate and understand those needs and desires. Then I can incorporate them into my proven system of getting results, so they are able to continue to live their dreams, fulfilled and satisfied with what they have accomplished.

What do you like most about it? Denver is a great place to raise a family, with plenty of outdoor activities. The changing seasons, the mountains, the people are all special.

What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? Spending time with my wife and family is most important to me. Community involve-

Jefferson Kiwanis and the Arvada Covenant Church Men’s Ministry) allows me to be a part of the community where I live. Football is a passion - coaching and working with young men gives me a sense of giving back and contributing to the community, as well as a deep personal feeling of achievement and gratification. What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Hire a REALTOR who has integrity, a great understanding of marketing strategies and Real Estate trends, and has your best interests in mind. Not all agents are REALTORS - some are just licensed agents. Realtors work within the framework of a national Code of Ethics, on-going education and professional standards and conduct, enhancing the Real Estate experience. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Again, hire a REALTOR who you can trust, who listens to you and who has a strong foundation in financing to ensure the loan you get is best for you. The loan you get is as important as the home you buy. I help each buyer answer three simple questions - Can I buy the home? Can I keep it? And what is it going to do for me? Helping buyers analyze their entire financial situation and educating them about the home buying process is important so that they can make a wise decision.

How long have you been in Real Estate? After teaching and coaching in high school for several years, 2013 will mark four decades of a successful Real Estate career. Many of those years also involved leadership in the Real Estate community as president and chairman of the Jefferson County Association of Realtors, Jefferson County Realtor of the Year, several terms as association director and director of the Denver metro area’s

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? Every day brings new experiences since every person and situation is unique, where the unusual becomes customary. Left to right: Duane and Lynne, and Duane coaching at Arvada West High School.



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f you either are or have been a landlord or tenant, you undoubtedly have heard of Colorado’s treble damage statute pertaining to security deposits. Knowing that the statute exists is not enough. It is important to understand how it really works. The purpose of a security deposit is to provide the landlord with a financial resource in the event of a default by the tenant or for damages done by the tenant to the property. However, the money, although held by the landlord, still belongs to the tenant. Colorado law requires that at the end of one month after the termination of a lease or surrender of the premises, whichever occurs last, the landlord must ei-

ther return the full amount of the security deposit to the tenant or provide the tenant with a written accounting of the damages incurred and how that portion of the security deposit is to be withheld and applied by the landlord to repair damages. This is true, whether there is a written lease or not. The landlord may, in a written lease, extend the one month time period to no more than sixty days from the lease termination or surrender of the premises. If the landlord fails to either return the full amount of the security deposit or does not provide the written accounting required by the statute, together with the check for the remainder of the security deposit, the landlord forfeits all of his rights to recover any part of the security deposit. The landlord then also becomes potentially liable for treble the amount of the security deposit, plus attorney fees and court costs, in the event that suit is brought against him. However, in order for the tenant to recover treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, he must send a written notice to the landlord providing him with a seven day notice that a suit will be brought in the event that the full amount of the security deposit is not returned.

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It is then too late for the landlord to get a second bite of the apple and refund only that portion of the security deposit after damages are deducted. The landlord must return the full amount of the security deposit since he has forfeited all of it in failing to comply with the original one month or 60 day deadline called for by the statute, under C.R.S. 38-12-103. T o o often landlords think that they can provide a list of damages within the seven day notice period and return only that portion of the security deposit that they feel the tenant is entitled to because of the damages incurred. However, the landlord has missed the boat

landlord to include in his lease a 60 day time period within which to return the security deposit in order to give him sufficient time to assess the amount of damages, if any, that were incurred. It is also important to note that the landlord may retain the security deposit in full for non-payment of rent, abandonment of the premises, non-payment of utility charges, repair work or cleaning contracted for by the tenant. He may not retain any portion of the security deposit for normal wear and tear. Knowing how the statute works is essential to understanding your rights, whether you are a landlord or tenant.

and is now responsible for the full amount of the deposit despite any damages that may have been done to the premises. If the case is brought to court, the landlord will be stuck with treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, but may be allowed an offset for the damages incurred. If he fails to request that offset, he might have to bring a separate court action only on damages incurred to the premises, but in both cases, he will still be stuck with treble damages, attorney fees and court costs, all of which will make his oversight, even if an offset is allowed, a losing proposition. It is probably a good idea for a


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Full Time Teller Position

available for locally owned community bank. Competitive salary and great benefits. Cash handling and customer service preferred. Fax resume to Robin at 303-6889882. EOE

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Town of Parker

is accepting applications for Victim Advocate Volunteers and for more information and to apply, go to

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO.

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

Personal Caregivers and Homemakers

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

Ranch Hand needed for 4

hrs in the mornings for general horse care and maintenance. Castle Rock / Larkspur area. Additional hours and possible live-in arrangements available for the right person. Please call 303-961-4818.

Western Summit Constructors, Inc. is seeking


Littleton Public Schools is looking for a receptionist responsible for greeting and directing individuals visiting the Education Services Center; answering the District telecommunication system and directing calls to appropriate individuals throughout the District. This is a full time, year round position in support of the Superintendent’s and the Communications offices. Fluency in Spanish is required. Apply online:


for busy pediatric practice in Castle Rock. Full time/part time. Please Fax (303)814-0717 or email

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.

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terested in having a Calvary Chapel in Arvada? Join us as we join together to pray and discuss the next step in starting a CC in Arvada. Feb. 10th 5:30-6:30pm at the Community Recreation Center 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. For more info: Sal (720)545-7732

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Estate Sales 6466 Ammons Street January 26th & 27th 8am-3pm Antiques, Linens, Housewares, Furniture, Tools and much more 4 blocks West of 64th and Wadsworth


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Medical GoGo Scooter $500 Wheel Chair $150 Bipap Machine $100/obo (303)279-4490

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Carpentry Carpenter/Handyman:

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POLICE NEWS IN A HURRY Attempted burglar damages door, is unable to break in to apartment laundry room

2:04 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 8900 block of West 53rd Avenue An attempted burglary left about $40 worth of damage at an apartment complex in the 8900 block of West 53rd Avenue. Police were called to the apartment complex after a witness saw a young man about 5 feet 6 inches tall wearing a red jacket with white lettering and dark blue jeans trying to break into the laundry room. While en route, the man walked eastbound away from the scene. Police were unable to locate the suspect. The laundry room door handle was damaged by the man. The exterior handle itself was missing and only the interior portions of the knob remained.

Despite the damage, the door was still locked and the man was unable to enter the laundry room. An on site manager estimated the door handle would cost about $40 to repair.

Unknown person paintballs, eggs home in middle of night

2:35 a.m Thursday, Dec. 27, 6700 block of Kendall Street Unknown suspects caused damage to a home on the 6700 block of Kendall Street by shooting paintballs at a window and throw eggs at the residence. At about 2:30 a.m., a couple was woken to the sound of items falling from the upstairs of their home, after which they found what appeared to be red or pink paint on the exterior of their daughter’s bedroom window. The window was not damaged, but paint did get onto the siding of the house

surrounding the window. This area had to be repainted for about $200. The next day the couple made another report to police about further damage. The same window that was paintballed appeared to have been egged as well. The damaged window is located just above a poorly lit foot path. The couple told police their home has been egged in the past. The wife said they sometimes yell at people for teasing their dogs as they walk along the footpath, but they do not know who could have caused the damage.

Man’s mailbox stolen while he was out of town

2:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 6400 block of Quaker Street A resident on the 6400 block of Quaker Street reported a theft to police through the Ask Arvada online reporting system.

The report said the man’s mailbox was stolen sometime between 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. ”We were out of town. When we came home our mailbox was gone,” read the man’s report. No description was given for the mailbox or a possible suspect.

Burglar steal at least $800 from business, police find lone fingerprint

9:29 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 7300 block of West 58th Avenue At least $800 was stolen from a business after an unknown suspect broke into through the back door. An employee said she locked the back door the night before the burglary and when the owners of the business came to work around 9 a.m. Dec. 31, they found Police News continues on Page 28


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Number of wins in the p a s t eight games for the Ralston Valley boys basketball team heading into action this week. The Mustangs’ only blemish in that stretch was a 75-70 loss to Lakewood on Jan. 3.


Pomona’s 132-pounder Raymond Robledo tries to turn Thompson Valley’s Tanner Williams during the championship match at the Arvada West tournament on Saturday. Robledo won the title with a 3-0 decision. Photos by Jonathan Maness

Pomona wins Arvada West Invite Panthers have six wrestlers place at tournament By Jonathan Maness ARVADA - The Pomona wrestling team continued its domination over the weekend. The Panthers won three individual titles and took first at the Arvada West Invitational on Saturday with 148.50 points. “We are doing pretty good (this season),” said Austin Marvel, who won the title at 138 pounds. “We should have a pretty solid team this year.” Joining Marvel on top of the podium for Pomona was Raymond Robledo (132 pounds) and Archie Colgan (160). Taking second at the tournament was Greeley West (144 points) and Ponderosa (142.50) finished third. Greeley West also had three individual titles, Adrian Delacruz (120 pounds), Emilio Martinez (126) and Austin Waterman (285). Arvada West’s Payton Tawater locks up Coronado’s Devan Cruz in the 126-pound third-place match. Tawater won 3-1. Ponderosa crowned two individual champs, Kelton Good at 152 pounds and Arvada West finished seventh at the Marvel said. “But I am aiming more towards Dylan Gabel at 170. Coronado also had two, tournament and had four wrestlers place, state, getting the big win. This is just icing on Trent Watson (106) and Jess Hankins (113). including Tony Silva-Bussey - who finished the cake.” Beer Creek’s Corky Phillips beat Pondero- second after losing to Gabel 5-3 in overtime. Also competing in the title match for sa’s York Douglass 12-2 to win the title match Jerry Trujillo (120), Payton Tawater (126) and Pomona was Josh Rosales (120) and Ethan at 195 pounds. Taylor Bergquist (138) all took third. Wright (152). Rosales finished second after The Bears’ P.T. Garcia finished second afChaparal was eighth and also four wres- losing to Delacruz 6-3, while Wright lost a ter losing 8-4 to Martinez in the 126-pound tlers place, including Frank Martinez (106), tough one to Good 4-3 to take second. Also match. Francisco Sandoval (106) and Jason JT Stancil (113) and Dane Drimmer (285) placing for the Panthers was Tomas GutierYakobsen (120) each went 2-2. who all finished third. Kenton Reed (120) rez (106), who finished fourth. Legacy’s Skylar McWee took first at 225 was fourth. “We think we can challenge for a state pounds after pinning Fountain-Fort CarRobledo beat Thompson Valley’s Tanner title,” Robledo said. son’s Jake Schoenberger. Conner Casady Williams 3-0 to take first, while Marvel won Ponderosa also had three wrestlers fin(160) finished third for the Lightning. Ryan his title after an injury default and Colgan ish second; including Douglass (195), Torry Deakin (106) and Luke Robinson (182) both topped Thompson Valley’s Francisco Mar- Williams (145) and Corry Williams (182) who went 2-2 at the tournament, but didn’t place. quez 6-4. lost a 5-3 heartbreaker in overtime to BrighLegacy was 10th at the invite. “This is a big accomplishment for me,” ton’s Joel Hernandez.

Number of opponents w h o h a v e went the distance against Arvada’s Garet Krohn this season. Krohn is 11-0, pinning all three of his opponents at last Saturday’s Alameda Invitational in the first period.


Number of victories the Lakewood girls b a s ketball team has recorded in five road games so far this season heading into action this week.



“He hasn’t gone a full match yet this season and I’m beginning to wonder if he will.” Arvada wrestling coach John Howes on senior Garet Krohn, who improved to 11-0 this weekend while winning the Alameda Invitational

“I am aiming more towards state, getting the big win. This is just icing on the cake.” Pomona’s Austin Marvel after winning a title at the Arvada West Invitational

Pomona’s 160-pounder Archie Colgan wrestles Grandview’s Jordan Brown during the Arvada West tournament on Saturday. Colgan was crowned the champion for his weight class.

Arvada West’s 132-pounder Bennie Pachello tries to pin Thompson Valley’s Tanner Williams on Saturday during the Arvada West tournament.


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LA ing e 62 vi Af a 26 Bulld Al poin ster 2 Ar back comi Th inclu Al Jeffco 7 p.m Wedn LAKEWOOD - One has to wonder just how much time Arvada’s state champion Garet Krohn is going to spend on the wrestling mats this season. As the season nears the halfway point the talented senior has yet to go a full match with any foe. Krohn pinned his three opponents in last Saturday’s 21team Alameda Invitational in his 195-pound bracket to run his record to 11-0. After a first round bye he opened by pinning Columbine’s Trevor Newton in 21 seconds, then shouldered Hinkley’s Max Carbajal in 1:06. He rounded out his day pinning Chatfield’s Dylan Seeman in 1:19. “I’m working hard on making it to nationals this year and the more time and opponents the better,” Krohn said. “I need some good mat time, but the key is to go out as big as I can. I just want to get ready for the next level. This is a good tournament, overall, with a lot of pretty good guys here. “I’m confident about the way the season is going,” Krohn said. “One thing, I do get some good competition in practice with my teammate, Brock Howes. I just want to do the best I can, but at the same time, never over look any opponent.” One thing for sure, there is not an opponent out there who would overlook Krohn. Montrose, led by 160-pound champion Marcus Velasquez who was voted the Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament, scored 191 points to out distance the 21-team field. The Indians crowned two champions with 120-pound Jeremiah Banuelos also on the winners stand. Eaglecrest placed second with 169.5 points followed by Westminster in third, 132.5. Arvada, with only four wrestlers in the tournament, finished in 13th with 57 points. “We’re young and we only brought the four,” said Arvada coach John Howes. “Garet is tough. He’s signed with Stanford and he just always puts a lot of effort into his matches and work at school. He hasn’t gone a full match yet this season and I’m beginning to wonder if he will. “Brock is my son,” Howes said. “He’s only a sophomore but his is progressing very well. He works with Garet in practice and that has helped him immensely.”


It boys 52 lo Arvada’s Andy Lieshman grapples with Denver North’s Isaiah Martinez at 106 pounds on Saturday at the Alameda tournament. Photo by Jonathan Maness Scho Af cats Brock Howes knew from the start he was going to have Overall, I’m feeling the pressure this season being unbeat- Aen and I just need to take it one match at a time. I want toquar his hands full when he reached the finals. After all, he would be facing Columbines’ undefeated have a good season as I will be playing football in college,game Brian Mayberry. Howes pinned his first two foes, Denver not wrestling. And it’s been a good season so far and I hopecut a West’s Hugo Ramirez in 2:58, then Fountain-Ft. Carson’s to keep it going this way.” in th Andy Lieshman, at 106, and Dylan Jones at 126, were theGree Tevin Jones in 2:45. Yet, he was able to take Mayberry the distance losing, 14-5. Mayberry kept his season unblem- only other Arvada wrestlers in the tournament. more Lieshman pinned Morgan Reynolds of Boulder, 1:13 in Th ished at 21-0 with his victory. “I feel that I’m getting better - I’ve got a great guy to first round, then lost to eventual champion Adam Lee ofmini practice with at school in Garet,” said Howes, 11-5 on the Denver West 13-5 in the second round. He pinned Jake Lazich of Fountain-Ft. Carson in his first season. “The season is going better than last year and I just want to strive and reach my goals in wrestling and football. consolation round, but was then pinned by Isaiah Martinez I knew I was up against a fine opponent and I gave it a pret- of Denver North in the consolation semifinals in 4:16 and eliminated. ty good shot today. But I’m far from where I want to be.” It was a quicker tournament for Jones who was beaten Mayberry’s first opponent, Connor Rogers of Wheat by Josh Shippley of Wheat Ridge in the second round 18-5, Ridge, forfeited his match due to injury. Pai “I only had the two matches today due to the forfeit,” then pinned by Kyle Vanbrunshot of Montrose in 19 secbab Mayberry said. “Howes gave me a good match, he’s tough. onds in his first consolation match.


Girls hoops: Rams stay perfect in 4A Jeffco Surprising Green Mountain starting to get rest of league’s attention By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Green Mountain used a huge fourth quarter to beat Golden 40-33 and stay unbeaten in league play Friday at Golden High School. Golden took a 23-18 lead into the fourth quarter but was outscored 22-10 by Green Mountain in the final period. The Rams were paced by senior Grace Mueller, who scored 25 points in the victory. Golden junior Maddie Murphy led her team not only with gritty defensive play (three steals) but she also added nine points.


Arvada used a big second quarter to get them back on the winning back and keep Alameda winless with their 41-31 victory Friday at Arvada High School. The Bulldogs outscored the Pirates 18-7 in the second quarter and then used that cushion to hold off still winless Alameda. Arvada junior Kelly Lehnerz led the Bulldogs with 14 points, and sophomore Nicole Garcia scored 12 points.

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AR gles with 11 points. But her team has nowtoug and dropped three of their last four games. ball t G PANTHERS SNAP STREAK day m Pomona held off a feisty Bear Creek team for a 54-40 victory Tuesday at Bearhad t them A-WEST STARTING TO GET WINS Creek High School. Suddenly hot Arvada West girls’ basketThe won snapped a four game losingprou ball beat Chatfield 48-42 Friday at Chatstreak for the Panthers and gets them backdown didn ROARING TO FIVE STRAIGHT to .500. field High School. Lakewood recorded their fifth straight Senior Rachel Oester scored 17 pointsfrom After falling behind 14-7 in the first quarter A-West responded in the second win with a 51-26 victory over Standley Lake for Pomona. Sophomore Hunter Wortheyeffor Be scored 10 points for the Bears. quarter defensively and held Chatfield to on Friday. mon The Tigers used suffocating defense three second quarter points. Pom A-West senior Corey Hendrickson to totally stifle the Gators offense. Stand- MUSTANGS PERFECT IN JEFFCO scored 20 points and senior Samantha Wa- ley Lake was held to three second quarter Ralston Valley continued to streak with D points and just one point in the third quar- their 69-48 victory Friday at Ralston Valleypoin ters added 12 more. boun After starting the season 1-10, A-West ter. High School. Junior Jessica Brooks scored 18 points has since won two of their last three games. The Mustangs ran their winning streakneed and senior Celina Quayle added 12 points to nine straight and continue to make theirting stretc in the victory. D’EVELYN GETS ANOTHER WIN case as a force in 5A hoops. Moreover, Lakewood is 5-0 on the road Continuing to prove themselves as Ralston Valley sits atop 5A Jeffco leaguePom one of the best teams in 4A basketball this season. standings, but has Lakewood breathing “C to ge down their neck. D’Evelyn defeated Evergreen 52-39 Friday of th EAGLES NEED MORE OFFENSE at D’Evelyn High School. stretc Faith Christian girls’ basketball fell to FARMERS CAN’T COMEBACK Evergreen started within striking disstart tance until late in the fourth quarter but Holy Family 53-32 Friday at Holy Family Despite a second half comeback Wheat tonig the Jaguars used stout defense to secure High School. Ridge fell to Conifer 50-39 Friday at Wheat my te The Eagles fell behind in the first quar- Ridge High School. the win. able It was the sixth straight victory for a ter and were never able to get back into the The Farmers cut a 15 points deficit Po D’Evelyn team that is looking to run away game. down to double digits late in the contest, hand Holy Family held Faith Christian to but they were unable to complete the with a 4A Jeffco league title. portu four second quarter points and the Eagles comeback. of th could never get their offense going. BEARS COME UP JUST SHORT Sophomore Tasha Taylor led the Farmof 20 Junior Cassaundra Rindels led the Ea- ers with 14 point and five rebounds. Bear Creek’s second half rally came up D cont game them Pom Justo In M–F 1p–3p tense Cam team poin Irv Brown and Joe Williams are the longest-running sports talk tandem in the history of that Mich Denver radio. For more than 28 years, Irv Brown and Joe Williams have teamed to bring “I sports talk to fans in Denver. That tradition continues on Mile High Sports Radio. us. W who Still, Alameda gave the Bulldogs all they could handle for four full quarters. The Pirates 31 total points is more points than they have scored in their previous three games combined.

short in their 44-40 loss to Columbine Friday at Bear Creek High School. Down double digits to Columbine at one point in the first half, the Bears used good defense to get them back in the game. But the Bear Creek wasn’t able to complete the comeback. Still, the Bears are enjoying their best season in half a decade.




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Boys hoops: Pirates not bullied by Bulldogs in league meeting By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD - Alameda needed four big scoring efforts in order to hold off Arvada in their 7962 victory Friday at Alameda High School. After a tightly played first half the Pirates used a 26 point third quarter to pull away from the Bulldogs in the second half. Alameda has four players score at least 13 points which included senior Nyang Reat’s monster 24-point, 17-rebound night. Arvada fought in the fourth quarter to get back into the game, but Alameda had scoring coming from too many directions to slow down. The Bulldogs has three double-digit scorers including 16 points from junior Elijah Turner. Alameda (6-6, 2-2) will play an important 4A Jeffco league game at Evergreen Wednesday at 7 p.m. Arvada (1-11, 0-4) will play at Golden on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


It has been a season of streaks for Arvada West boys’ basketball and that stood true in their 6352 loss to Chatfield Friday at Arvada West High School. After winning eight games in a row the Wildcats have since lost their last three games. A-West was outscored 22-9 in the second quarter which proved to be the difference in the game. The Wildcats rallied in the second half and cut a 14 point lead down to double digits late in the game. Arvada West sophomore Dhillion Greene led his team with 14 points and sophomore Thomas Neff added 13 points. The Wildcats (9-5, 4-3) look to shake their mini-skit against Ralston Valley Tuesday at 7 p.m.


A meeting of 4A Jeffco two top teams ended with a D’Evelyn 64-58 victory over Evergreen Friday at Evergreen High School. The Jaguars took a one point lead into halftime but came out in the second half on fire. D’Evelyn outscored Evergreen 21-9 in the third quarter, opening up a big lead that they never game up. Senior Luke Stratman led the Jaguars with 26 points and senior Chase Cleary added 13 points in the win. D’Evelyn (12-1, 4-0) will play at Wheat Ridge Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Green Mountain was unable to hold onto an early lead and fell 61-51 Friday at Golden High School. In a matchup between two 4A Jeffco teams trying to climb to the top of their league standings, the Rams took a lead into halftime. But the Demons held Green Mountain to six total third quarter points and seized control of game in the second half. Golden (7-5, 3-1) and Green Mountain (76, 2-2) sit third and fifth, respectively, in very crowded and talented 4A Jeffco. Both teams have designs on not only climbing to the top of their league standings but also on making a run in the state tournament. Golden will play at Arvada Wednesday at 7 p.m. Green Mountain plays Wednesday at Conifer at 7 p.m.


Lakewood boys’ basketball got a 52-41 victory over Standley Lake Friday at Standley Lake High School. The two teams traded punches for three quarters and Lakewood took a one point lead

into the fourth quarter. The Tigers then played their best basketball in the final quarter outscoring the Gators 26-16. After losing four straight games in December, the Tigers have since won four of their last six games to get back to .500. Lakewood (7-7, 4-3) will host Dakota Ridge Wednesday at 7 p.m.


After a slow start on Friday night Faith Christian could never rebound falling 50-35 at Holy Family High School. The Eagles were outscored 11-4 in the first quarter and were forced to play catch-up he rest of the contest. Reigning state champions are still struggling to find the level of play that made them the best team in 3A last season. Still, with league play just starting for the Eagles, they have a chance to get their season back on track. Faith Christian (4-7, 0-1) will host Bishop Machebeuf Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Ralston Valley, one of the hottest teams in 5A Jeffco, continued to roll with a 67-60 victory at Dakota Ridge on Friday. The Mustangs were down double-digits going into the fourth quarter but they closed the game with an impressive 28-9 run, shocking the Eagles in their building. Senior Spencer Svejcar scored 27 points and senior Michael Dell added 14 points for the Mustangs. Ralston Valley has now won seven of their last eight games. The Mustangs (8-5, 4-2) will play at Arvada West Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Bears get second win of season over Pomona Pair of proud programs struggling, taking baby steps of improvement By Daniel Williams

d w i l l i a m s @ o u rc o l o ra ARVADA - Times are tough for both Bear Creek and Pomona boys’ basketball this season. Going into their Wednesday meeting, the two teams had two total wins between them. Two historically very proud programs are simply down right now, but that didn’t stop the two teams from delivering their best efforts. Bear Creek defeated Pomona 62-37 Wednesday at Pomona High School. D.J. Miles scored 25 points and added six rebounds for the Bears, who needed to continue hitting big buckets down the stretch to hold off a feisty Pomona team. “Coach challenged us to get better and win five of these games down the stretch,” Miles said. “It started with a good effort tonight and I am proud of my teammates that we were able to get it done.” Pomona, on the other hand, missed on their opportunity for a second win of the season and their first of 2013. Down for most of the contest, and looking like the game might get away from them in the third quarter, Pomona inserted junior Justo Camara into the game. Instantly the most intense player on the court, Camara helped rally his team not only with his six points, but with defense that would have impressed Michael Jordan. “It’s a maturity thing for us. We have a lot of guys who are getting their first

varsity experience this year. But I have seen a lot of progress, it just hasn’t turned into wins for us this year,” Camara said. With Camara’s help Pomona trimmed a 13 point lead down to 33-27 midway through the third quarter. But the Bears would go on a 9-0 run and take a big lead into the fourth quarter. “The final score doesn’t tell the whole story,” Camara said.

However, the Bears will take the win, and they earned it. After nearly upsetting Lakewood last week Bear Creek has gained some confidence which they displayed against Pomona. “We are starting to come along I just wish it would have happened a little sooner and we had a few more wins,” Bear Creek coach Zach Morris said. “We have a lot of young players, a lot of sophomores, but we are continuing to get better.” Though beaten Pomona

coach Brian Zehnder was proud of the way his team stayed in the game and didn’t fold. “But we are happy about is that we cut our turnovers way down and that was the reason why we were still in the late,” Zehnder said. “Sometimes we struggle to score but that is going to happen on nights but if we play with limited mistakes and play defense we will be in most games.” Both programs are sharing some of the same struggles this season. Coaches

from both teams postgame said it is their team’s lack of playing four full quarters that has been their problem this season. “We will have a really good half but we will follow it up with a really bad one. Or we will have a really slow start to the game and the hole we dig keeps us from getting all the way back in some games,” Morris said. Bear Creek (2-13, 1-7) will host Dakota Ridge Friday at 7 p.m. Pomona (1-13, 0-7) will host Standley Lake Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Arvada Press 27 Golden Transcript L1 Government Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following variance from the Land Development Code (LDC) has been requested: 2013-VAR-01 Chick-Fil-A, 7809 Wadsworth Blvd., to construct one additional sign on the architectural curve of the northeast corner of the building, when Section 6.17.4A of the LDC allows only one wall sign per building. Hearing thereon will be held before the Board of Adjustment on February 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, when and where you may speak at the hearing. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Department or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT /S/ T.O. Owens, Secretary Publication Date: January 24, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., February 12, 2013 to AJI Construction for work related to Project No. 94666 – Oak Park (Irrigation) and performed under that contract dated March 5, 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 AJI Construction 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 15, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 24 & 31, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., February 12, 2013 to Goodland Construction for work related to Project Numbers 94661 - Westwoods Park playground; 94665 Davis Lane Park playground; 94918 Harry S Truman Park (and other) trail renovation, and performed under that contract dated October 17, 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 Goodland Construction 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 15, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 24 & 31, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R13-006 A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Tucker Lake, West 72nd Avenue and Virgil Way, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant With C.R.S. 31-12-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for March 4, 2013, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Publication dates: January 17, 2013 January 24, 2013 January 31, 2013 February 7, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., February 12, 2013 to CTM, Inc. for work related to Project Numbers 94613 - Saddle Brook Park; 94636 - Spring Mesa Park; 94668 - Thundercloud Park; 94597 Equestrian Center (Shelter); 94667 - Ralston Creek Trail at the Tennis Center; 94921 - Lake Arbor Parkway (irrigation), and performed under that contract dated August 1, 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 CTM, 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 15, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 24 & 31, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Arvada Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., February 12, 2013 to Symmetry Builders Inc. for work related to Project Numbers 94913 (Michael Northey Play Area) and 94909 (Club Crest Play Area), and performed under that contract dated October 1, 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 Symmetry Builders 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 15, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: January 24 & 31, 2013 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

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the door pried open and the cash register keys on the floor. About $9 was taken from the Royal 480NX cash register, but the register may also have been broken and may need repaired. A small lock box stored in a drawer near the register had also been taken. In that lock box was an estimated $800 to $900. The owners do not keep count of the money inside because employees use it to make change and they trust all of their employees. The business does not have an alarm system or surveillance camera. Police searched for fingerprints on the cash register, drawer and door and only found on the metal panel of the back door. No suspects have been found in the case.

Man’s truck reportedly trespassed, burglarized while parked in driveway

7:09 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 6200 block of Johnson Way A man’s truck was reportedly trespassed by an unknown suspect while it was parked in his driveway. The man told police he parked his 2005 Dodge Ram pickup in his driveway on Dec. 29. After getting things out of his truck on Dec. 30, he said he locked his truck. On Dec. 31, at about 6:30 p.m., he found the contents of his glove box lying on the front passenger seat and noticed he was missing his ash tray full of change, and Adidas sweatshirt and an in-car DVD system. His wallet was also missing, which contained both his driver’s license and social security card. He also reported that when he opened the doors, the dome light did not come on.

SEND US YOUR NEWS When police were looking in the truck, an officer pointed out the dome light was laying on the back seat of the truck, and the man grabbed it. Police looked at the windows and locking mechanisms of the truck several times and saw neither a disturbance in the dirt buildup around the windows or damage to the locking mechanisms. There is no suspect information in the case.

Police find shoes after man runs from scene

1:27 a.m. Jan. 1, 5900 block of Yarrow Street Police attempted to contact a man in the 5900 block of Yarrow Street in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The man, upon seeing police, ran from the scene, leaving his shoes in the middle of the street. The shoes were logged into evidence at the Arvada Police Department for safekeeping.

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