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A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 46

Arvada enacts water restrictions Dry conditions across state lead to limited water usage By Staff Report Due to drought conditions in the state, the city of Arvada has enacted water restrictions for this spring and summer. About 80 percent of the state’s water comes from melting snowpack, and with the current snowpack level, Colorado is in the same pattern it did in 2002 when it suffered from a severe drought. In Arvada, single-family residences with odd-numbered addresses can water out-

doors Wednesdays and Saturdays; singlefamily residences with even-numbered address may water Thursdays and Sundays. All other properties, including multifamily residences, Home Owner Associations, commercial, industrial and government, can water Tuesdays and Fridays. Lawn watering is not permitted between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on specified days. Lawn watering is prohibited Oct. 1-March 31. Drought surcharges will show up on residents’ bills beginning in June, which will include water use in April and May. Customers will not have additional surcharges for up to 12,000 gallons per month. From 12,001-30,000 gallons, customers

will be charged 30 cents per 1,000 gallons; 60 cents per 1,000 between 30,001-60,000; 90 cents per 1,000 gallons between 60,00190,000 and $1.20 per 1,000 gallons over 90,000 gallons. City officials expect the surcharges to add 3 to 5 percent to their annual water bill if they do not reduce water usage. Through the outdoor water restriction program, city officials hope to reduce water usage by 20 percent. The average annual water bill for Arvada residents is $441. If residents do not reduce their water usage, their bill could increase to $458 due to surcharges. If residents reduce their usage by 20 percent, their bill can

be reduced to about $366. Flowers, vegetable gardens, community gardens, trees and shrubs can be watered on assigned days with a hand-held hose or low-volume, non-spray irrigation. Residents can wash their vehicles, but must use only a bucket or a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. Permanent pools and hot tubs may be filled one time during the summer with minimal refills to compensate for evaporation and other water loss. Children’s small plastic pools can be refilled and emptied once per day. For more information about water restrictions, visit

Aircraft firms’ tax credit gets support

prepping for flight

By Vic Vela

Kiah Jenkins creates a tie-dye sled kite April 5 at Majestic View Nature Center to fly at the Arvada Kites Festival April 13 at Robby Ferrufino Park. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

City gets green light for ‘healthy living’ grants Arvada one of three communities selected to receive up to $1 million for improvements By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews. com Arvada could receive up to $1 million to help promote recreation and healthy living opportunities through a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. Arvada, Lamar and Westwoods, an urban neighborhood in southwest Denver, were chosen from 26 applications to receive grant money under the foundation’s $4.5 million Healthy Place: Designing an Active Colorado initiative. “We’re excited to receive it,” said Jessica Prosser, city of Arvada sustainability coordina-

tor. “It’s kind of a new area. It’s something we haven’t focused a lot on as a city — active living. It’s nice to be recognized. We hope to have projects that can be replicated in other communities and set an example for the region.” Phase one of the initiative began in Arvada the week of March 18 when a panel of experts from the Urban Land Institute visited and reviewed Arvada and its active living opportunities. The ULI panel gave the city recommendations for projects to improve the city’s recreational and healthy living opportunities. “A lot of the recommendations were around bike and pe-

destrian facilities and programs to promote those,” Prosser said. “There were also recommendations for recreational opportunities for children and seniors as well as recommendations that we look at some of our policies in terms of incorporating healthy living into our comprehensive plan.” While the recommendations were somewhat general, Prosser said the ULI panel did give examples of what the city could possibly do to meet their recommendations. Possible projects could include improving bike and pedestrian connections to FasTrack stations, measuring the amount of people using the paths and creating events around such infrastructure changes — such as a fitness challenge and events with schools.

City staff is still studying the recommendations to figure out the best projects to pursue, Prosser said. “The next step is that Arvada has a requirement to put in an application for the projects with the Colorado Health Foundation in June,” she said. “We’ll be selecting at least one infrastructure project and programming aspects around that as well. We’re looking at infrastructure, programming and maybe something more citywide in terms of healthy living.” The foundation is expected to have the projects approved by October. Arvada is eligible for up to $1 million in funding, which they will have two years to spend. The city will be engaging with Arvada neighborhoods this summer to further develop ideas, Prosser said.

A bill that would expand tax incentives for the purpose of new hires in the state’s aviation field is flying through the Legislature with bipartisan support. House Bill 1080 modifies the 2005 Aircraft Manufacturer New Employee Tax Credit, which provides a one-time $1,200 tax credit for a new employee hired by an aircraft manufacturer. The bill expands the available tax incentives to manufacturers that provide aircraft maintenance, repair and modification services, which were not included in the bill from eight years ago. Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, a bill sponsor, said it’s important to extend the existing earned tax credits in an effort to atCapitol tract high-paying Report jobs in a growing field, rather than having planes fly to other states just for the purposes of having repairs done. “We have to recognize that big carriers like United or Frontier, when they need to maintain an airplane, very often they’ll fly it to Wisconsin or Chicago to do the work there, and then bring it back,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous that Colorado is losing out on those job opportunities.” Holbert said he was approached about the idea for the bill by representatives from Centennial Airport. Airport Executive Director Robert Olislagers said Colorado is in a tough competition with other states for tax incentives for aviation jobs. “Twelve hundred dollars in tax credits doesn’t sound like a whole lot,” he said. “But, if you add that in with other incentives that Colorado counties are providing, it starts to add up.” Olislagers also said he hopes the bill will create more aviation jobs for veterans, especially when it comes to work that involves modifications of aircraft. The bill passed the House on April 5 by a vote of 61-2, with two members excused from the vote. “It’s a growing industry in Colorado,” said bill co-sponsor Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada. “This bill helps aircraft manufacturers by being able to hire employees.” The bill now heads to the Senate.

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Bronco stands tall for children You don’t want to be a running back, or a slot receiver who has the audacity to enter the area of the gridiron that Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard patrols. But if you’re a kid who lacks Peyton Manning-like protection from life’s hard knocks, don’t worry. Wesley’s got your back. Woodyard paid a visit to the state Capitol last week to show his support for a legislative resolution that designates April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The resolution, which was adopted by the General Assembly, calls upon “all citizens to educate themselves on how they can be the one to make a difference in the life of a child, and prevent child abuse and neglect.” Woodyard is no stranger to causes involving children. He often advocates on behalf of CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates for children — and for his own charity, 16 Ways, which benefits kids from underprivileged backgrounds. “To me, it’s important to step up and be a part of the community,” Woodyard said in a recent interview with Colorado Community Media. “It only takes one person to make a difference in a child’s life. And when you’ve been given the platform that I’ve been given, it’s important to take advantage of it.” State Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, a sponsor of the resolution, is involved in many child welfare-related issues at the

Legislature. She said that awareness of these types of causes is heightened whenever community members of Woodyard’s stature are involved. “Sometimes it’s the celebrity or somebody who can draw the attention of the community,” Newell said. “And he has been a great addition to the child abuse prevention community because he’s drawing in people who are sometimes not necessarily involved.” About the only thing that rivals Woodyard’s impact in the community is his play on the field — especially on the heels of his performance last season. Woodyard, 26, a Broncos team captain, had a breakout season at weak-side linebacker. He had career numbers in categories that included tackles, sacks and interceptions. But then there’s the way the season ended. As a lifelong Broncos fan, I can honestly say that I still haven’t gotten over January’s playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. I re-

member collapsing on my couch after the game, like my heart had just been ripped out of my chest, straight out of some Aztec sacrifice ritual. Seriously, my voicemail and textmessage inbox was flooded that night with messages from concerned friends who were making sure that I hadn’t taken a leap from the top of downtown’s Republic Plaza. So, yes, it was a painful loss, to say the least — and that goes for the players, too. “It’s one of those things that I don’t think you get over,” Woodyard said. “But it motivates me. It motivates my teammates.” If the Broncos are going to advance further in the playoffs this season, they’re gonna have to do it without a key member of their defense. Pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, a fan favorite in the Mile City High since 2006, will be in a Ravens uniform this season, following a bizarre episode from last month that involved a signed, $8 million contract not being sent to the NFL in time for the league’s deadline. OK, so “bizarre” doesn’t do the incident justice. I mean, who transmits a document literally worth millions of dollars via a piece of machinery that gets less use out of it than a Donkey Kong Atari video game? What, carrier pigeons weren’t available? But, I digress. “I’m gonna miss Doom,” Woodyard said of Dumervil. “Doom was a role model to me. He taught me to be a man on and off the field. His leadership and play will be missed. “I talked to him the other day and I told

ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Restaurant donating proceeds in support of Red Rocks scholarship

240 Union Restaurant in Lakewood is donating a portion of its proceeds to Arvada’s Red Rocks Community College in support of a scholarship fund. 240 Union, at 240 Union Blvd., is donating 25 percent of its food proceeds from lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 11, to support the Red Rocks Community College Foundation’s Swede Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund provides students in financial need with support to reach their educational and career goals. Reservations at 240 Union for April can be made by calling 303-989-3562.

The scholarship is named after Marvin D. ”Swede” Johnson, a former executive at Coors Brewing Company who was instrumental in the creation of the Red Rocks Foundation and served as its first president.

City, nonprofit partner to offer discounted gardens-in-a-box

The city of Arvada is offering residents discounted, water-wise ”garden-in-abox” kits from the Center of ReSource Conservation for planting this summer. The ”garden-in-a-box” kits include a professional plant-by-number design for plants that require little water and thrive in Colorado’s soil and arid climate. Each kits comes with 1528 perennials and customers

can choose their favorite low-water gardens out of three perennial xeric garden kits available. The kits range from $99 - $135; Arvada residents can receive a $25 discount when they place an order online simply by listing their location as Arvada. The discount is only available on perennial options, not vegetable gardens. Kits can be viewed and ordered online at www.GardenStore.ConservationCenter. org. Kits ordered online will be available at the Sustain Arvada Festival in Olde Town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 or at one of the other locations listed on the website. For more information, call 303-999-3820, ext. 222.

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Twelve topics in 12 weeks: This week a look at a new normal for political parties in Jefferson County. Page 8

Life: Murder mystery dinner theater production hosted at Briarwood. Page 14

RTD FasTracks Gold Line/ Northwest Rail Westminster Segment The Regional Transportation Open Houses District’s Gold Line and Northwest Rail Westminster Segment are under construction. You are invited to meet with the Denver Transit Partners team to learn about the project, construction activities, contracting and job opportunities.

The FasTracks rail lines will serve northwest Denver, southwest Adams County, Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Westminster. Bring your questions or comments to any of the following meetings.

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Ke him that I hope he breaks the sack record tion in Baltimore, but not against us.” in Wh But there are plenty of things for Bron- at th cos fans to be excited about this season. H Among them will be having another guy dren named Wes to cheer for on game days. and b “Oh, we’re very excited,” Woodyard ral, tr said of the addition of Wes Welker to the Pr Broncos receiving corps. “He’s an extreme curre competitor and we’re so happy to have him an em on board.” expe Not only is it gonna be nice to have the class former New England Patriots standout An on our team, Broncos players are just as healt thrilled about not having to defend against him. “Absolutely,” Woodyard said, laughing. “I know (Broncos cornerback) Chris Harris is excited about that. Those guys had some battles.” Woodyard recognizes that he and the Broncos did a lot of good on the field last season. But don’t think for a second that he doesn’t want to accomplish bigger and better things. “When you think you’ve arrived, that’s when you hit bottom,” he said. “It was a good season, but I could have done so much more. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be where I am, but I’m looking forward to this season.” Vic Vela is the legislative reporter for Colorado Community Media. Email Vic at, and follow his legislative updates on Twitter: @ VicVela1.


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Regional: President Obama comes to Denver to talk gun control. Page 7

Opinion: Columnist Michael Alcorn emerges from tax prepping daze to touch on topics of the day. Page 10

Sports: Golden and Arvada face off on soccer pitch. Page 23

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SCHOOL NOTES Physical education teacher retiring

Kevin Dout has been a physical education teacher at Prospect Valley Elementary in Wheat Ridge for 37 years and is retiring at the end of this school year. He has spent his career educating children to value exercise, but has gone above and beyond that by assisting with intramural, track meets, field day, and chess club. Prospect Valley students and parents, current and alumni, are invited to send an email or card to describe positive experiences and fond memories of Dout’s classroom. An emphasis is to be placed on any healthy habits that students continue to

use today. The messages will be complied into a scrapbook retirement gift. Photos can also be submitted, though they cannot be returned. The deadline to have your items included in his book is April 20. Memories can be emailed to lchriste@, or by mail to: Prospect Valley Elementary, c/o Lynn Christensen, 3400 Pierson St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

School board candidacy

Dr. Alonzo Rodriguez has announced his candidacy for the Jeffco School Board representing District 5, covering south Jef-

ferson County. According to his resume, Rodriguez is a native Coloradan, retired Army veteran and longtime Jeffco resident, has over 35 years of experience in public education both, as a teacher and higher education administrator. He has been an active participant in education at the national, state and local levels including having served on numerous committees in Jeffco schools.

His wife Virginia is an administrator at Arapahoe Community College, and their son, Marcos, a junior at Columbine High School. He has four grown children, Rodney Rodriguez, Lisa Massey, Desiree Lopez and Danielle Webb, and 13 grandchildren who attend Jeffco schools. The Board of Education election will take place during the General Election in November.

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Commissioners survey road projects First project aims to improve traffic flow on South Golden Road By Glenn Wallace Construction on a roundabout at the Lena Gulch intersection is expected to begin in early summer, and be completed by the end of the year. The project was among the county’s list of transportation improvement projects discussed at the April 2 meeting of the Jefferson County’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Transportation and Engineering Director Kevin French went through the 2013 list with the commissioners April 2. First on the list was ongoing work to improve traffic capacity and flow along South Golden Road, including a roundabout at the Lena Gulch intersec-

tion, and roadway improvements between Quaker and Moss streets. The rest of the roadway improvements are complicated by the narrowness of the available roadway, with any extra roadway requiring the shifting of power poles and parking lots, French said. “On both sides of the road, you’ll see more space for pedestrians,” French said. District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin asked if the nearby NREL facility had followed through on a verbal offer to help pay for improvements along Moss Street. French said the federal laboratory had not yet replied to the request. French said the South Golden corridor required the special attention because traffic projections show the road approaching as many as 25,000 vehicle trips a day in coming years. Also on the county’s to-do list was a continuation of FASTER Safety Projects. FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transpor-

tation and Economic Recovery) is a grant program administered by the state to local governments for the purpose of improving pedestrian and alternate transportation infrastructure. “We look at shoulders, curbs and sidewalks, whenever we can, to be done in conjunction with repaving,” French said.

Golden homes added

Also during their April 2 meeting, the commissioners unanimously approved a four-lot subdivision on the northeastern side of North Table Mountain near Golden. A development of 34 residential lots was once proposed on the site, now called Wild Horse Mesa, but continuing access issues led the applicant to downgrade. At issue is the land’s only access along West 53rd Drive, a cul-de-sac road that already serves more than the 35 maximum recommended by county guidelines. There were plans of direct road

access from Easley Road, but it would have required the land owner to negotiate with Jeffco Open Space, and with Denver Water for an easement and construction of a bridge over an irrigation ditch to reach the lots. “It just didn’t make economic sense, even with 34 lots,” applicant Susan Tindell said. There is an existing bridge over the ditch, currently used by maintenance crews, which both the applicant and Denver Water claim ownership over. The disputed bridge will be designated as an emergency evacuation route in case of fire. District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier said it would be wrong to place the entire economic and legal burden to provide a secondary road access to residences along West 53rd just because it was the latest in a long line of developments along the road. He suggested instead, that the entire area look into a collaborative effort to improve access.

Chocolate Delight is double-gold good Silver Vines Winery wins three awards at international competition By Sara Van Cleve

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Blind taste testers at an international wine competition found Arvada’s Silver Vines to be more than just delightful. Silver Vines Winery’s Chocolate Delight red wine took double gold, the highest award, in the recent Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in the category of “Late Harvest Red.” “It’s the first one we entered and they were well-received,” said Danny Chayer, co-owner of Silver Vines with his brother Jeff. “It’s a big honor. We sent in four and hit it with three out of the four, one getting the highest award.” Silver Vines, 7509 Grandview Ave., took the silver medal in the categories of “Red Blend - Vinifera” and “Shiraz/Syrah” for its wines Grandview Blend and Syrah respectively. Chocolate Delight combines the sweetness of chocolate and red wine to create the dessert wine — a late harvest Zinfandel. Chocolate Delight is paired best with dessert, especially cheesecake, Danny said. The Chayers describe their Grandview Reserve, named for the street their winery calls home in Olde Town, as a “deep garnet color met with aromas of dark cherry,

Silver Vines owners and brothers Danny, left, and Jeff Chayer won three awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition at the end of March. Three of the four wines the brothers entered placed during a blind taste test by some of the world’s top wine judges. More than 3,500 wines from 20 countries were entered in the competition in about 50 categories. Photo by Sara Van Cleve plum and cocoa with a hint of toasted oak. The mouth feel is silkysmooth with soft, round tannins accented by a lasting vanilla finish.” The silver-placing Syrah is a combination of dark plum, raspberry and dark cherry flavors with a silky finish. The grapes are come from Napa, Calif. and the wine is aged in French barrels. Each award-winning wine is created with Jeff’s own unique blend

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using grapes from California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Though the grapes come from different states, the wine is all Arvada. “We do have our production facility in Arvada,” Danny said. “It’s right down the street from our tasting room so we still support Olde Town.” Silver Vines was one of only a few Colorado wineries to win at the Fin-

ger Lakes competition. More than 3,500 wines were entered in nearly 50 categories with wines coming from 20 different countries. “It’s pretty cool that we’ve only been open 19 months and already won a competition,” Danny said. Silver Vines opened in Olde Town on Dec. 2, 2011. To see a complete menu of the 11 wines Silver Vines serves, visit

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Firefighter and paramedic Kody Allen was one of 17 new paramedics hired with the Arvada Fire Protection District. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

Ambulance service marks first month Service increases number of paramedics By Sara Van Cleve Arvada Fire Protection District took an average of 26 calls per day in its first 31 days of service since the city began providing its own ambulance services on March 1. The amount of service was slightly above average said Emergency Medical Services Chief Dave Mitchell. “It’s been great so far,” Mitchell said. “We’re focusing on providing the best care from the beginning of the call to the end.” The decision to start running its own ambulance service was made in November 2010. Previously, Arvada Fire contracted with Pridemark Paramedics to provide ambulance services. Pridemark was sold to Rural/Metro in October 2010. While Rural/MetroPridemark had always provided great services, and continues to do so as Arvada Fire’s backup, Mitchell said Arvada Fire had been looking to run its own ambulances for a while. “It was a road we wanted to go down and with our budget for existing personnel and the project, it was a feasible idea,” Mitchell said. Mitchell said the new ambulance service does not cost residents any

more tax dollars and service fees are actually slightly cheaper than when it was contracted out. Arvada Fire now runs four ambulances — all of which have modern technology and medical equipment. In addition to equipment to treat and transport patients, the ambulances also have electronics that help paramedics better serve the district’s residents — including electronic patient care reports, which allow dispatch to send up-to-date patient information to paramedics en route. The patient care report is then updated with information about the treatment the patient received through paramedics and follows the patient to the hospital, if they are transported. “It’s all about seamless patient care,” Mitchell said. The ambulances also feature modern sirens, which help ensure nearly every car on the road hears them coming, and a GPS that tells paramedics the fastest way to get to calls. The ambulances also have fourwheel capability. Because the vehicles are higher than standard ambulances to allow for four-wheel, the vehicle automatically lowers when both of the back doors are open to allow for a patient to be placed in a vehicle easily. Arvada Fire hired 17 new paramedics to add onto its previous force of 10. Each paramedic has paramedic cer-

tification and is trained and certified to perform CPR, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Once hired, they were all certified as firefighters through the city’s fire academy. One hundred percent of the newly-hired paramedics passed the state fire exam on the first try; the average passing rate is 33 percent on the first try, Mitchell said. Each paramedic spends six months serving on an ambulance and six months on a fire engine to keep their skills sharp, he said. “We’re realizing the benefit of having everyone under one roof,” Mitchell said. “They’re training together and building relationships. We’re really focusing on seamless patient care. Together we can debrief calls and learn from each team went through to better anticipate things. That’s our biggest improvement.” Kody Allen, a firefighter and paramedic who was hired when Arvada Fire started its program, said he is excited about Arvada Fire’s new opportunity. “I think it’s a great opportunity for us to serve our citizens with our ambulance transportation services,” Allen said. In March, Arvada Fire took 827 calls, two of which were sent to Rural/ Metro-Pridemark for backup services, and transported 568 patients.

ARVADA CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD City Council made the following presentation and voted on the following items during a regular business meeting on Monday, April 1. 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; Councilmen At-Large Bob Fifer and Don Allard.

Council recognizes Arvada figure skater for World Games achievement

Council recognized Arvada figure skater Amanda Douglass, who competed in the Special Olympics World Games in February in South Korea. Council congratulated Douglass for outstanding achievement. Douglass was one of six Colorado athletes that made up the 152-member Team USA. Douglass participated in freestyle and

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Council recognizes Pomona wrestling for state championship

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Measure would extend work program can enter into on a voluntary basis, employees receive prorated unemployment benefits to compensate for the loss of hours. Workers can receive up to 26 weeks of prorated unemployment benefits through Colorado Work Share, under recent federal changes made to the program. The program receives federal money for reimbursement, rather Report than adversely affecting the state’s Une mp loy me nt Insurance Fund. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, a House sponsor of the bill, said the program allows businesses that are going through a “temporary tough time” to keep skilled workers, instead of losing them. Kraft-Tharp said in a recent interview that the program helps companies like Vestas Wind Systems, which has reduced

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State lawmakers have voted to renew a rarely used program that gives struggling businesses an alternative to laying off employees. Senate Bill 157, which has passed both chambers of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly on party-line votes, would extend the Colorado Work Share Program indefinitely. The program gives businesses the opportunity to keep their workers at reduced hours, rather than laying them off altogether. Under the program, which businesses

employees’ hours at their Brighton, Pueblo and Windsor wind-power factories. “This is a pretty specialized field,” she said. “We don’t want to lose those people, or have them move away.” The Work Share program, which was put in place in 2010, and is administered under the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, had to be taken up again by the General Assembly because it is scheduled to sunset in July. The bill keeps the program going, while making adjustments to keep it in line with federal guidelines. Kraft-Tharp acknowledges that the program isn’t well-known, and that only a handful of Colorado businesses are taking advantage of it. But she expects that to change soon. “There was no money for Department of Labor staff time when it passed in 2010, so the state has not been able to promote this,” she said. “But, with the new changes, we can ac-

cess federal grants, so we can allocate staff time to support it.” Republicans are opposed to the continuation of the program. The bill passed the Senate without any GOP support in March, and again in the House on April 2. Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, said during a recent debate on the House floor that businesses that pay into the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund could essentially end up paying the wages for competitors’ workers, even though the workers are still employed there. “So, potentially you can have a competitor down the street paying for the employees of a fellow competitor somewhere else in town,” DelGrosso said. But Kraft-Tharp sees value in the program. “The bottom line is, if you’re going to be laid off … and if we can help you, we’re going to help you,” she said. “It’s about keeping people employed and keeping their paychecks coming home.”


of whom placed with one taking the championship. Josh Rosales took third and is a three-time state placer; Raymond Robledo is a fourtime state placer and state champion; Austin Marvel is a three-time state placer. Archie Colgan is a two-time third state placer and the state champion this year.

Council unanimously approves budget carryover from 2012 Council unanimously approved the annual “carryover ordinance” that allows for the appropriation of funds to complete projects from the 2012 budget that were not completed during that fiscal year. The budget appropriations began with $910,000 to the general fund for the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway authority to cover the city’s 2013 contribution. Other appropriations include $163,721 to street maintenance for 64th Avenue, $2.5 million to the Capital Improvement Plan fund for Goldline transit-oriented development and $106,805 for smaller projects involving human resource, the police development and community development.

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The transfer of a Justice Assistance Grant of $38,004 to the Tax Increment Fund and $303,974 for park tap fees and irrigation improvements were also included. Between the water fund, wastewater fund and stormwater fund, $6,770,125 was transferred from the 2012 budget to complete capital projects. The computer fund was also appropriated $475,000 for dispatch, $525,000 for mobile data system for police cars and $138,000 for budget software. About $107,000 was also appropriated for new carpet at Westwoods Gold Club clubhouse, the Arvada Center gallery floor and the replacement of boilers at City hall. The carryover of funds for projects not completed in the previous year is a normal matter of business and all funds are balanced following the transfer. The ordinance was unanimously approved by council. City Council’s next meeting is at 6 p.m. April 15 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road. — Compiled by Sara Van Cleve

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Obama promotes gun control in visit President praises state legislators for new laws By Vic Vela President Barack Obama lauded recent gun-control measures signed into state law and touted Colorado as “a model of what’s possible” at the national level during a speech April 3 in Denver. The president’s remarks at the Denver Police Academy highlighted gun laws that soon will go into effect in the state, including those that institute universal background checks on gun sales and place limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Citing recent events in Aurora and Connecticut, Obama said it’s time for Congress to take up similar gun measures at the national level. “Every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun,” Obama said. In Colorado, gun-control bills have dominated headlines this legislative session. So far, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed three bills passed by the Democratic-controlled General Assembly. Some Republicans say the gun measures are nothing but “feel-good”

efforts that only hinder law-abiding citizens’ ability to obtain guns, while doing nothing to get the weapons out of the hands of criminals. Obama’s visit was met with some protests outside the police academy. And, earlier in the day, several Colorado sheriffs held a press event, denouncing further gun-control efforts. But Obama sees value in passing gun measures. He said Congress needs to address the loopholes in the current national background-check system for gun purchases, as Colorado legislators have done with recent legislation here. Obama said that if a person wants to buy a gun, “you should at least have to go through a background check to show that you’re not a criminal, or someone legally prohibited from buying one.” The president cited statistics that indicate background checks often do keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. “So, this does work,” he said. “And, by the way, if you’re selling a gun, wouldn’t you want to know who you’re selling it to? Wouldn’t you want in your conscience to know that the person you’re selling to isn’t going to commit a crime?” Obama also said high-capacity ammunition magazines have no place in our communities. “I don’t believe that weapons designed for theaters of war have a place

in movie theaters,” he said to applause. “Most Americans agree with that.” The president acknowledged the polarizing nature that surrounds the gun-control debate. He said Colorado is a state where hunting is a tradition, and where guns are “handed down from generation to generation.” “And they treat gun ownership with reverence and respect,” he said. At the same time, Obama said it’s important for people to understand where the other side is coming from on these issues. “There doesn’t have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights,” the president said. Among those who attended the speech were Hickenlooper and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The two took part in a round-table discussion on gun issues that involved Obama, prior to the president’s speech. Others taking part in the discussion were police and Colorado citizens whose lives have been affected by gun violence. Several state legislators also were attendance, including Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. Fields — whose son was shot to death in 2005 and who sponsored some of the state’s gun legislation — said she felt that her work has been validated by Obama’s trip. “I feel really good about what we did here in the state of Colorado,” Fields told reporters. “And I think the rest of the nation should follow suit.”

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President Barack Obama, left, and former Gov. Mitt Romney, right, both met with supporters at rallies in Jefferson County last year. File photos

Colorado becomes battleground state By Glenn Wallace

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ike it or not, Colorado is now undoubtedly a battleground state in the war of national politics. Statisticians like the New York Times’ Nate Silver have even identified Colorado as “the tipping point,” with its modest nine electoral votes proving to be crucial votes for Barack Obama to ensure victories in both 2008 and 2012. “Colorado has gone from being a relatively safe Republican state to a very important battleground state,” said Brendan Doherty, a political science researcher at the U.S. Naval Academy. Doherty has tracked and analyzed presidential travel patterns since the Carter administration, and said his research clearly indicates that presidents and their opponents recognize Colorado’s pivotal importance as well.

sources in Colorado, particularly in Jefferson County where he held three separate rallies, including a sell-out event at Red Rocks Amphitheater. According to the National Journal, more than $48 million was spent on Colorado media spots by the Democrat and Republican candidates and their national parties between May and November 2012.



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The data unsurprisingly shows competitive states with more electoral votes get the most attention. Proximity to Washington, D.C., also seems to result in more visits, easier to make a morning appearance and still be back in the White House for afternoon briefings. The state travel list shifts over time though. From January 2012 to Election Day, Colorado was Obama’s fourth most visited state, since he spent 15 days here, trailing only Ohio (23 days), Virginia (23 days) and Florida (18 days). Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney also spent considerable time and re-

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The amount of time and resources spent in the state reflects a belief that is shared by both of the nation’s major political parties: Colorado is winnable. Before 1992, the state had voted for the Republican candidate in every presidential race, going all the way back to Lyndon Johnson. But within the last six presidential elections the state has voted three times for the Republican candidate, and three times for the Democrat. The swing in voting margin is pronounced: George W. Bush beat Al Gore by nine points, but

just eight years later Obama won by the same margin over John McCain. “Colorado has always been a very independent-minded state,” Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call said, pointing out the Centennial State’s tradition of often electing a Republican majority to the Legislature, alongside a moderate Democrat for governor. Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio said much the same. He said that in Jeffco there is almost a perfect threeway balance between registered Democrats, Republicans and Independents. “I think we’re one of the most evenly divided states in the nation. And Jefferson County really is a microcosm for the rest of the state,” Palacio said. Some counties are safely in the hands of one party, like El Paso County for the GOP and Boulder County for the Democrats. “They kind of cancel each other out, so to win the state it becomes all about those swing counties, like Arapahoe County and Jefferson County,” Call said.

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‘Colorado has gone from being a relatively safe Republican state to a very important battleground state.’ Brendan Doherty, political science researcher

Demographic trends and new voter registrations tend to favor the Democratic Party, but Call said he thinks Colorado’s independent nature, and recent “overreaches” of legislative policy by Democrats at the state and federal level will cause the pendulum to swing back in the GOP’s

favor in the future. “I think Colorado will continue to be a battleground to see what party and philosophy will carry the day. I think that is healthy because it keeps politicians more accountable, and closer to the electorate,” Call said. Palacio said he also sees the state remaining a swing state for the foreseeable future. “I think Coloradans just vote for the higher quality candidate, and in 2012 that was definitely the Democrats,” Palacio said. According to Doherty, battleground states clearly receive more campaign and media focus, which has economic benefits, but also the side effect of bombarding residents with an even greater number of political ads. Presidential candidates will be likely to continue visiting the state. Doherty said that there “definitely the perception” that all those visits make the winning candidate more sensitive to the wants and needs of a state. All those candidate visits are not without their own costs, starting with multiple road closures. Secret Service also requires local law enforcement to assist in presidential candidate security, racking up tens of thousands of dollars in staffing costs for even the shortest of rallies. That money is never reimbursed. “But votes matter more in a battleground state,” Doherty said. “I’d say that’s the biggest benefit.”

Colorado’s voting history in presidential elections for the past 25 years: 2012


Barack Obama (D) 51 percent to 46 percent


George W. Bush (R) 52 percent to 47 percent

2008 Barack Obama (D) 54 percent to 45 percent


George H.W. Bush (R) 53 percent to 45 percent

Bob Dole (R) 46 percent to 44 percent

2000 George W. Bush (R) 51 percent to 42 percent


Bill Clinton (D) 40 percent to 36 percent

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investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Hot Sulphur Springs. Shortly before midnight on April 1, a woman called 911 call to report a stranger at her front door behaving erratically and causing a disturbance. The man allegedly tried to force his way into the home and a struggle ensued, resulting in the man’s shooting. The woman who placed the 911 call was a deputy district attorney in the Fourteenth Judicial District. Her husband is a Grand County Sheriff’s deputy. Both the deputy DA and the Sheriff’s deputy have been put on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Because the incident involves a deputy DA and a sheriff’s deputy from Grand County, Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey has requested assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the First Judicial District

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On Saturday, April 6, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a man who had fallen while climbing in an area off of Highway 6 near tunnel one. The Golden Fire Department, Foothills Fire Department and Genesee Fire Department responded along with Jeffco deputies. The man, who had been climbing with other family members, fell at least 40 feet. He was transported to St. Anthony Central where he was pronounced dead. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances that caused the man’s fall.

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Amid tragedy is forgiveness, accountability Forgiveness itself is not often a topic in an editorial, but the recent words of Lisa Clements, wife of slain Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, inspire food for thought. She stood with her two daughters by her side at her husband’s service March 25 in Colorado Springs and said, “We pray for forgiveness and peace for the family of the man suspected of taking Tom’s life, and we pray every day for forgiveness and peace in our own hearts.” She noted she shares her husband’s belief in redemption and the ability for the human heart to be changed. Her comments echo many other expressions of forgiveness in news reports

OUR VIEW through the years. One surely was the reaction of the Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., after a 32-year-old gunman killed several girls in a one-room schoolhouse before killing himself in 2006. While the Amish community was not inclined to interact with the media, its stance was clear to not think evil of the gunman and instead pray for the shooter’s family,

Do you prepare your own taxes? As this year’s tax filing deadline on April 15 quickly approaches, we took a few moments to ask local residents about their filing preferences on a warm Sunday afternoon at the Margaret Carpenter Park and Open Space in Thornton.

“I’ve had someone prepare it for me for the past five years because when I tried to prepare my own taxes, I messed up and forgot that I sold some stocks and the IRS said I owed them additional money.” — Darrin McKinnon

“It’s too hard for me to do it, so it’s easier to me to have someone else work on it instead of having to explain the tax laws and translate it into English because it’s my second language.” — Ana Cobos, Brighton

“I did the tax returns for my wife and I have for many years, but because my wife still has a deal with a tax service for a small business that we just closed up, we decided to have someone else prepare it for us this year.” — Tom Rice, Commerce City

“I usually have someone prepare my taxes for me, because it takes a lot of time and can be very difficult to understand at times — you don’t want to make a mistake.” — Jorge Beckmann, Brighton

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And while each person’s offer of forgiveness is based on various factors — such as whether remorse is expressed — a commitment to forgiveness reflects the best in all of us, a step toward mending and somehow improving the future to come. In a recent CNN interview, Lisa Clements said she could be enraged but chooses not to be angry with news that an errant court proceeding allowed the gunman to be released from prison four years early. She said she will not let it consume her. While she supports this need for accountability, we admire her strength as she champions a commitment to forgiveness and the steadfast view she shares with her husband that people can change.

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which was further conveyed by neighbors who interacted with the tight-knit community. Some Amish even reached out to comfort the family of the gunman. Although the level of forgiveness to some surely seemed too generous, it seemed to quiet the surrounding community as it respectfully honored the perspective of its neighbors, the direct victims of the shooting. We noticed a similar effect following Lisa Clements’ thoughtful statements. The complex mix of grieving, accountability and forgiveness is too much for any one editorial, but we venture to say the heart does not so quickly follow the mind once someone has decided to forgive.

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Doing taxes this week so I have very little brain-RAM to spare — certainly not enough to keep a coherent train of thought together. But, nevertheless, a handful of thoughts have penetrated the IRS-induced stupor, and here’s the result: • In case you were keeping score, this Legislature, which, according to Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, et al., has “the economy as their No. 1 focus,” has so far managed to pass bills that drove away 2,000 jobs, while not yet getting around to passing anything to help the economy. • I rarely have control of the TV remote, so I don’t often get to just flip around the prime time lineup to see what’s on. But the other night, I was flipping around, and I caught a glimpse of the show “Smash.” And there, on the screen, is Bernadette Peters, one of the grand dames of musical theater, singing a beautiful duet. Y’know, there are people in this world whose talent is so prodigious that it lights up a room, even through the television screen. I wonder if she was ever told not to pursue her dreams because her test scores were too low ... • Regarding Coach Mike Rice and the Rutgers basketball team: In this day and age, barely six months removed from an election which a man lost in part because of a cell phone video, for a person in a position of power to lose control in a public place like that is inexcusable. All the rest aside, he might just be too dumb to have that job. • I am slightly encouraged that Sen. Mike Johnston’s education funding bill includes $100 million for innovation. Maybe we can use that to stop talking about testing and start driving for real innovation. • Speaking of luminous talents, over the last week, I have caught on cable parts of the movies “Outbreak,””Congo,””The 13th

Warrior” and “Twister,” all brought to us from the prolific mind of Michael Crichton. • And I’m so glad to see that the Associated Press has officially decided to drop the use of the term “Illegal Immigrant” to describe people who have, um, immigrated to this country illegally. George Orwell, phone home. • Come to think of it, there is one class of people whose employment I would love to see reduced: tax attorneys. And not that I have anything against tax attorneys, but the Byzantine nature of the U.S. tax code is really only good for two things: attorney employment, and I hear it makes a great reinforcement to sand walls in case of a flood. • And in case you missed it, through the first series of the major league baseball season (three games), every team but one has a loss. That’s the nature of baseball — it’s such a long season that even the best teams lose a lot of games, and I’ve always felt there’s a lot more to be learned in a loss than in a win. It’s called character, and it’s why baseball used to be such an important part of the American fabric. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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Literacy matters in a democratic society Don’t you just love rankings, checking out where we stack up against others? For example, Colorado consistently ranks as the most fit state in the nation. But did you know that Arvada ranks No. 6 among the most physically active cities in America? And last year, Jefferson County was recognized for best wellness programs in the workplace. One recent ranking places the Denver area in the top five in another important category: most literate cities. Up from 10th last year, Denver is now No. 5, based on number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation, periodical publishing resources, Internet resources, and educational attainment. This particular set of factors measures people’s use of their literacy, considered essential to individual economic success, civic participation and the quality of life in a community. The survey, conducted by Central Connecticut State University, expands the definition of reading, too, by counting online book orders, e-book readers, and page views on local newspaper websites. Those of us who live here — with our fantastic library resources and our strong educational institutions — can understand why we rank so high. Washington, D.C., Seattle and Minneapolis stayed at numbers 1, 2 and 3 respectively. However, literacy continues to be a

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communities matters. Literacy fosters the growth of self-identity and encourages individual and selfanalytical thinking. Literacy enhances the ability to read, infer and draw conclusions. And, importantly, literacy gives us a stake in our democracy, because citizens who can read and write and think can make more informed decisions. It will be interesting to see what happens to our nation’s literacy rates in the 10 years between 2003 and 2013, although we won’t have that data for a few more years. In any case, we seem to be faring well here at home at using our literacy. It’s up to us, though, to keep Colorado and our communities on an upward trend. We need to support our schools and libraries, and our area’s thriving literary community. We must read to our kids and read ourselves to sleep. We need to read, to think, to share. Because everyone benefits when citizens participate in our democratic society as informed decision makers. That’s why literacy matters. So, say it loud and say it proud: “We’re No. 5!”

challenge for our nation overall. Data from the 2007 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) shows that literacy proficiency declined from 1992 to 2003, the most recent study period. Broadly, NAAL defines literacy as the skills required to perform tasks that include “the ability to use printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.” What’s troubling is that scores for adults at all levels of education declined during this period, some significantly. Adults with some high school were down nine points in “prose literacy” (locating and comparing information, for example) and high school graduates were down six points in prose. Alarmingly, college graduates were down 11 points in prose and 14 points in “document literacy” (reading a map or bus schedule), and adults with graduate studies or degrees were down 13 points in prose and 17 points in document literacy. Literacy in our country and our

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Longtime Arvada salon moves to Westminster By Ashley Reimers It took five years, but Heidi Casler’s dream of moving her salon to Westminster has finally come true. Come July, The Yacht Club Salon will be the first business to move into the future Westminster Center, anticipated to be a thriving area of the city. “It was such a roller coaster ride for the past five years to get into the Westminster area,” she said. “I just love Westminster, and I still can’t believe it’s happening.” The Yacht Club Salon has been in Arvada for 25 years, with Casler as the owner for the past 11 years. She said since she found about the plans to redevelop the Westminster Mall area, she knew she had to find a way to make the salon a part of the transformation. She said her clients can enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants, entertainment and other business during their trips to the salon. “I knew I had to get into the area before it got established,” she said. “Getting in early allowed me to be able to purchase a space in the area. I love rejuvenations and this area will be fresh and exciting. It’s going to be modern and urban and that is definitely where I want to be. Casler purchased a portion of a building north of Costco on 92nd Avenue a block west of Harlan Street. She is combining three units into one to create a new 3,500-square-foot salon, about 900 feet larger than her location in Arvada. Con-

An electrician from Duro Electric works on the lighting system at the future Yacht Club Salon in Westminster. The salon is currently located in Arvada but will be relocating to a renovated building in the former Westminster mall area. Photo by Ashley Reimers struction has begun with a completion date in early July. “We are what Westminster is looking for. We are well established, with trained and experienced stylists,” she said. “We have a friendly atmosphere and we want to make people feel comfortable. I think we will fit the needs of Westminster.” Demolition of the old Westminster Mall was completed last year. Now around 105 acres of open area space is available for redevelopment. The city is currently working on a design plan for the future Westminster Center with a goal to develop a high-density urban center of regional scope on the 105acre parcel currently occu-

pied by the Westminster Mall. According to, the project will facilitate both a vertical and horizontal mixture of uses, including entertainment, office, residential and cultural. Completion of the first portion of the center is anticipated by 2015. “We are proud to offer a solid business like The Yacht Club Salon an environment that will be conducive to its continued growth,” said Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally. “We hope other businesses will share the vision that the Westminster Center is destined to become an economic cornerstone, both for Westminster and the entire region.”

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tough as nails private eye, a mysterious femme fatale and more than a few shady characters. If this sounds like a Raymond Chandler novel or a Humphrey Bogart picture, it wouldn’t be far from the mark. It’s a snapshot of the “Murder at Cafe Noir,” a dinner theater production at the Briarwood Inn, presented by The Edge Theatre. The play runs on April 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and May 3 and 4 at the Briarwood, 1630 8th St. in Gold-

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en. Tickets are $65 (plus tax and service). Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and the show starts at 7 p.m. “Murder at Cafe Noir” is the first in a trilogy of plays penned by New Jersey playwright David Landau, all of which take the film noir genre from the 1930s and ’40s and bring it to life on stage for diners. “We really try to bring to life those great old black-and-white films,” said director Cindy Ergenbright. “We have all the actors dress in only black and white and encourage the audience to wear ‘40s style black, white or gray attire.” Ergenbright has served on the board for The Edge and has a lot of connections to the theater, so when the Briarwood called to see if The Edge could do a murder mystery show, she stepped up. “I really like the dinner theater atmosphere because I’m not one of those directors who has everything pre-planned,” she said. “I prefer to have the actors do what they’re feeling, and it becomes much more organic. It’s a nice way to let them have control over what they do.” The story follows Rick Archer, private eye, who gets hired to find a runaway woman, and follows her to the island of Mustique, part of the Grenadine Islands in the Caribbean. The owner of the local watering hole has been found murdered and

Rick Archer (Joe Derry) faces questions from Rigfield (Dustin Adam), a British police officer in “Murder at Café Noir.” the woman he’s searching for was the last person seen with him. It’s up to Archer to sort through the riffraff that’s washed into the Cafe Noir — from the manager Madam Toreau, blackmarket dealer Anthony Cairo and disgraced British barrister Simon Gutterman — and find out who the real murderer is. Actor Michael Parker — who plays Gutterman — started his career in New Jersey and was in the first production of “Murder at the Cafe Noir,” and has played several roles in various other productions. He said the show is reminiscent of “Casablanca,” and that doing the play in the dinner-theater format is a great way to keep the show fresh.

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“It’s so much more fun this way, because you have the play and improv at the same time,” he said. “It’s the same show every night, yet different depending on the audience responses. It’s the best of both worlds.” One of Parker’s favorite parts of the show is the writing, and how strong the mystery is. “If you like detective stories, you’re going to love this,” he said. “You really have to know how to figure out a mystery to solve this. There is a lot of fun, and a few red herrings along the way.” The Briarwood will be serving food based around the show, and Ergenbright said it’s a beautiful venue for the show. “There’s an entertaining show, music and the food — it’s a great evening,” she said.

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mission event. All materials are included in the fee. Call 720-898-7405 to register. Class open to ages 4-10 years.

LEGION EVENTS American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events:

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/APRIL 12-13 THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS Theater presents “The Sign on Rosie’s Door” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Based on the book of the same name, the play is a story of how young Rosie and her neighborhood friends find fun and wonderful ways to fill their summer days. Call 303-456-6772 or visit

POST MEETINGS: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, May 9. Open to all veterans. ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST: 7 a.m.,

Friday, May 3. This breakfast provides an opportunity for representatives of city, county, state and federal government to coordinate and communicate current issues with other levels and their constituents. Open to the public. Charge at the door for breakfast.


MEMORIAL DAY ceremony and parade:

AGELESS JAZZ Laurie Wood leads a

Ceremony is at 10 a.m. May 27, at the west end of the Arvada Cemetery. Parade is at 11 a.m. from 60th Avenue and Lamar Street to 53rd and Marshall Street. Both events are presented by the Arvada VFW and American Legion.

fun-filled, energetic, basic jazz dance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from April 12 to June 14 at the Arvada Center. Wood is a dancer, choreographer and healing artist with more than 25 years’ experience teaching movement classes to all ages and populations. Wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes and dress comfortably. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register.

THURSDAY/APRIL 11; APRIL 13 KITE MAKING Assemble, decorate and take home your own sled kite at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada, from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Make sure to come out and fly your new kite at the free Arvada Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Robby Ferrufino Park. Watch the pros fly their kites at this Arvada Festivals Com-


them at the beginning bird walk from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Majestic View Park, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. After an introduction, stroll around Oberon Lake to view resident and migratory birds. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Spotting scope will be provided. Sign up early. Open to ages 10 and older; no cost. Visit www.arvada. org/nature.

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Peace, 5925 Miller, will show “Bending the Spear” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13. The movie’s title is a Uganda symbol for peacemaking and is about forgiveness and the regional wars in Africa, highlighted last year by the internet phenomenon KONY 2012. Movie is free.

CANINE FIRST aid Lean how to perform canine CPR and first aid from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. Students use canine CPR manikins to perform “mouth to snout” breathing and compressions. The class content covers more than 20 first aid items including kits, torn pads, dog fights, seizures, broken bones, electrical injuries, muzzling and bleeding control. Special attention will be paid to choking, bloat and poisons. Registration is required, and half the fee will be donated to the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue in Lakewood. No dogs allowed at this

event. To register, visit For information, email or call 303-239-0382.

SPRING RECITAL The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra presents the third concert in its 2012-13 recital series at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at First United Methodist Church, Golden. Tickets are available at the door. Visit, email office@jeffsymphony. org or call 303-278-4237. BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP EarthLinks presents a special double-workshop. The first is Backyard Beekeeping, led by local expert Judith Moran, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13. A free lunch will be served at noon, and the second workshop, Native Pollinators, will follow from 1-2 p.m. Entomologist Amber Partridge and horticulturist Amy Yarger of the Butterfly Pavilion will lead the second session. Both workshops will be at EarthLinks, 2828 Larimer St., Denver. Visit

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development in Arapahoe County to the now-shuttered RockBar on East Colfax to Sketch at 101 Broadway. I don’t think that Laird knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. But the boy wonder (he looks younger than his years) finally has landed at a spot I think he can call home. Sarto’s, a northern Italian eatery poised to open in the fall in a vacant centuryold property at the corner of Eliot Street and 25th Avenue, will be the centerpiece of an emerging neighborhood between Highland and Sports Authority Field. Laird and majority owners Taylor Swallow and Kjsa Gotlin share a passion for northern Italian cuisine, which will be adapted to reflect contemporary tastes. Laird will craft a seasonal madefrom-scratch menu featuring locally sourced products, hand-selected Italian specialty items, antipasti creations, house-made pasta and woodfired selections. A floor-to-ceiling bar will feature custom cocktails, Italian wines and beers, as well as a handful of domestic selections. The space will seat 90 indoors and include covered patio seating outdoors. Adjacent to the restaurant will be Sarto’s Pantry, which will offer quick bites for lunch or dinner including soups, sandwiches, salads and pizzas, plus take-home ingredients such as fresh pastas, sauces, meats and cheeses. For more information, visit www. or sartosdenver or follow on Twitter @

Singin’ and dancin’ in Denver

“Ballroom with a Twist,” a super show coming to the Buell Theatre June 8 and 9, combines celebrity pros from “Dancing With the Stars” with “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance “ finalists. The international dance production, with stunning costumes and performances that push the boundaries of ballroom dancing, features “Dancing With the Stars” competitors Jonathan Roberts, Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower. “American Idol” finalists are Gina Glocksen (season six) and Von Smith (season eight). “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists are Randi Lynn Strong, Jonathan Platero and Legacy. “Dancing With the Stars” Emmynominated Louis van Amstel’s choreography brings sizzling dance moves and fancy flash to this family-friendly evening. Single tickets for “Ballroom With a Twist” start at $20. To charge by phone, call Denver Center ticket services at 303-893-4100 or buy online at

Good eats in Estes

If it works for Denver, why can’t it work for Estes Park? Estes Park Restaurant Week takes place from April 12-25. The deal? Enjoy a three-course meal for only $20.13. The week winds up with Taste of Estes on April 25, with area restaurants participating at the Conference Center at Rocky Mountain Park Inn.


Some participating restaurants in Estes Park Restaurant Week will offer breakfast and lunch specials or upgraded dinner packages at $30.13 or $40.14. See more restaurant and menu information at www.

Hair-raising event in Arvada

If you’re in Arvada on April 19 check out a truly Epic Experience. Several community leaders will have their heads shaved at the D Note, 7519 Grandview Ave. in Arvada from 5-7 p.m. as part of a fundraiser for the cancer charity, Epic Experience. D’Ametri’s Hair Salon will donate their time to shave heads and live music will be performed by the Duke Street Kings. Donations for this event can be made online at DotWrightEpicEvent. Arvada Chamber of Commerce President Dot Wright, Arvada City Councilman Bob Dyer and several other local leaders will have their hair shorn during the event. Dyer says, “I am dedicating what little hair I have to those friends battling cancer and to the little dynamo who organized this adventure.” 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 You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at or at 303-6195209.

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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., April 23, 2013 to W.L. Contractors, Inc. for work related to Project No. 10-ST-21 – 93751 – Ralston Road and Garrison Street Hazard Elimination Project, and performed under that contract dated May 8, 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 W.L. Contractors, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this March 25, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OF SUSHI AJI, INC. D/B/A SUSHI AJI 14807 WEST 64TH AVENUE Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License from Sushi Aji, Inc., d/b/a Sushi Aji, 14807 West 64th Avenue, Unit B, Arvada, Colorado, whose Officers are: Jian Wei, President, 12975 West 63rd Circle, #F, Arvada, CO 80004. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 14807 West 64th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The application was submitted on November 8, 2012. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 11th day of April, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Man issued summons for fleeing scene of rollover

7:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 5200 block of CSH 121 A man was issued a summons after a vehicle he was driving flipped and he fled the scene. The man, who turned himself in to police at 1 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, said he was driving the vehicle because he was doing work on it for its owner. The suspect told police he dropped a friend off at the Water Tower apartments and was heading east on West 53rd Avenue. As he turned north on CSH 121, the left rear tire hit the center median, causing the car to spin. As the car spun, he lost control and the car slid into the east curb, causing it to flip over. After he realized he was not injured, the man got out of the car and told one of several witnesses he was going to go to a nearby gas station to call the police. When he heard the police coming, he ”freaked out” and ran from the area back to his friend’s apartment. His friend suggested he turn himself in. The man went to the police station at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, to receive his summons.

Man issued summons for assault for attacking bar patron

8:13 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Taunaz Tavern, 10480 Ralston Road A man was issued a summons for assault after her allegedly attacked another man at Taunaz Tavern. According to a bartender, who showed police surveillance footage from the bar, the two men were initially yelling at each other. The bartender intervened and separated the men, trying to calm them both down. After the bartender thought the situation had de-escalated, one man charged the other behind the bartender’s back and

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SUNDAY/APRIL 14, APRIL 21, APRIL 28 AUDITIONS THE DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, string bass and drum set players. Auditions are from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 14; from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21; and from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver. Audition music and recording are posted at Intermediate to advanced jazz experience necessary; weekly rehearsals are on Sundays. For information and audition scheduling, contact or 303-328-7277. BEGINNING BRIDGE Are you new to or have you never played bridge? Have fun learning the most updated version of the Standard American Bidding System

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Man issued summons for theft, trespass notice from Hill Top Liquor

3:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, Hill Top Liquor, 6390 Wadsworth Bypass A man was issued a municipal summons for theft and was trespassed from Hill Top Liquor after stealing a bottle of alcohol from the store. An employee noticed a bottle of Caliche rum, valued at $31.99, was missing after a group of customers left the store. The employee was familiar with the customers and had a general idea of where they lived. The employee told police they lived on Webster Street and police responded to their home. A man answered the door when police arrived. Police immediately recognized him as the man in the surveillance footage who concealed the bottle under his jacket before leaving the store. The man initially acknowledged that he took the item; when police asked why he did so, he denied any wrong doing. The employee was called to the home to positively identify the suspect, which they did. Police asked the man and his sister, who owned the home, for permission to enter the home to retrieve the stolen item. The two denied permission and claimed they had not stolen items. The man was issued a summons for theft and a trespass notice from Hill Top Liquor.



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Real Estate Investing Education Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. April 15 at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Meet in Classroom 1. The group will cover all the information needed to successfully fix and flip or buy rentals with positive cash flow.

TUESDAY/APRIL 16 COMMUNITY EDUCATION Hospice of Saint John hosts a free program to help educate the public about the importance of having “advance care planning,” to help loved ones avoid confusion, contention and disputes (both legal and emotional) during end-of-life. The Community Education Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Hospice of Saint John, 1320 Everett Court, Lakewood, and at 8 Inverness Drive East, Suite 110, Englewood.

MONDAY/APRIL 15; TUESDAY/APRIL 16; WEDNESDAY/APRIL 17 DOG TRAINING An introduction and overview of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue’s programs will be offered from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood; from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver; and from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Do dogs

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NETWORKING EVENT 303Network’s Networking in the City suburban event is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Old Chicago, 3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The first 50 to register online get in free. Visit or

WOMEN EXPO The first Golden Women in Business Expo is planned from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Golden Hotel. The expo will feature Golden women business owners, showcasing their products and services. For information, contact Lora Engesser, or 720-291-2122.

MEET ARTIST The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission will have its monthly “Meet the Artist” event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Compass Construction, 7018 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Light refreshments will be served. The intricate artwork of Jim Stevens will be featured. For information, contact Milly Nadler at

BREAKFAST THE Good News Breakfast is planned from 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. The Good News Breakfast celebrates people and organizations making positive contributions to the community. RSVP by April 1. Go to www.

Jay Ledbetter recites the Kaddish during a Holocaust Memorial March of Remembrance April 7 at McIlvoy Park in memory of the six million people killed by German Nazis during the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. During the Kaddish, Ledbetter read the names of many of the concentration camps where Jews and others were imprisoned and murdered. Each candle on the table represented the lives lost at different camps.


Residents walk along Ralston Road in honor of those lost during the Holocaust during the Holocaust Memorial March of Remembrance April 7 at McIlvoy Park. The march started at the park, went down Ralston to Olde Wadsworth Boulevard to Grandview Avenue and ended at the park. The event also featured Jewish traditions in honor of those lost during the Holocaust, a city proclamation from Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Zenzinger recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Week April 7-14 and a presentation from former Mayor Ken Fellman discussing his uncle’s experience in a POW camp during World War II. Right, Jay Ledbetter blows the Shofar, a traditional Jewish horn made of a ram’s horn blown to begin a holiday or procession, at the beginning of the Holocaust Memorial March of Remembrance April 7 at McIlvoy Park in Arvada.

HOA INFORMATION Learn about the Colorado HOA Information and Resource Center and meet the HOA officer from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Belmar Public Library at the Lakewood City Commons. The officer will be available to listen to your issues and concerns regarding HOAs, provide you with some resources, and assist with understanding one’s rights and obligations of living in a HOA community. Areas of concern from the 2012 Annual Report of the Center will be discussed, and an update on legislation concerning HOAs. Seating is limited to 71 attendees. RSVP to cynthia.aguilar@state. Visit at the HOA Office link in the Division of Real Estate for information. EATING DISORDERS Eating disorders

and other problems rooted in trauma will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Triumph Over Trauma: One Woman’s Struggle with Anorexia,” features an exclusive filmed interview with a victim of anorexia whose eating disorder threatened to end her life. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

WEDNESDAY/APRIL 17 DOWNSIZE IS your home full from decades of collecting antiques, stamps, coins, or just general stuff? Learn from local businesses how to downsize and distribute your belongings at the Trim Your Treasures Expo from 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. A seminar titled “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Plate?” is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Free for the public; register at 303-425-9583. Busi-


THURSDAY/APRIL 18 TRAVEL SERIES See digital slides of water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, rare birds, and more at the African Safari travel series, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join presenter Bob Barber, a professional outdoor photographer and Arvada Park Advisory Committee member, for an armchair tour of the southern Africa’s unique animal life. Register by April 15. Open to ages 10 and older. Visit ARTIST PRESENTATION The Wheat Ridge Commission presents its sixth event in this monthly series, featuring awardwinning scrimshaw, sculpture and graphic artist Jim Stevens. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Compass Construction, 7018 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Stevens will give a presentation about his artistic process. Light refreshments will be served. AMERICAN BANDSTAND In honor of Dick Clark, the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, is having its own version of American Bandstand at noon Thursday, April 18. Enjoy lunch followed by musical entertainment and dancing. Register with payment by April 16. Call 303-425-9583. SOCIAL SECURITY Do you have questions about Social Security? Attend “Untangling Social Security” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Speaker is Jo-Ann Holst. Space is

STRING QUARTET Lakewood Cultural Center presents the Ensō String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Tickets on sale at, 303-987-7845 or at the box office, 470 S. Allison Parkway. GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications from public schools for the 2013-14 Alliance Project are due by Thursday, April 18. The grant provides educational outreach to support teachers’ curriculum in science, visual and performing arts, language arts, and social science to bring curriculum alive with workshops, classes, assemblies, and field trips from more than 20 cultural organizations. The schools also receive money for buses to sites, substitute teachers, library material and school wide assemblies. To be eligible, schools must be public with middle grades in Adams, Boulder, Denver or Jefferson counties. Application deadline is April 18. These counties will not be eligible again until 2015. Visit SOCIAL SECURITY class Social Security Untangled, a free class, is offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Do you have some questions about your Social Security retirement income? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? When should I start taking my benefit? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? What if I made a filing mistake? How do I avoid penalties and extra taxes? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve. Event speaker is Jo-Ann Holst, President of FUEL Financial Inc., as seen on Colorado’s Best. This class is free to the public, but RSVP is required. Call 720-287-5880 or email to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be provided. Your Week continues on Page 22

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TOURS AND tastings To commemorate the opening of Silverado Senior Living’s new memory care and rehabilitation community in Arvada, the public is invited to a day of community tours and culinary tastings prepared by Silverado’s gourmet staff. Come any time between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Silverado Senior Living Memory Care and Rehabilitation, 6447 Quail St., Arvada. To RSVP or for more information, call 303-456-1500.

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BASEBALL TOURNAMENT King Lyles Baseball Tournament, in memory of Lakewood High School students Troy Lyles and Carrie King, who died in a single-car accident in August 2002, will be April 19-21. The tournament is a pool play single elimination. Games are played at Lakewood Park, Ray Ross Addenbrook, Morse, Mountaire and Coca-Cola All Star Park. Awards are given for first place in each age/division. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For information about the tournament, contact Bill Farr at or call 303-919-3945. To read more about Troy and Carrie, visit www.

EXHIBIT OPENING The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St., Arvada, presents Doug Waterfield’s exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings “This is not a Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield.” The exhibit opens with a wine and cheese reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and the exhibit runs through May 31. Visit Admission is free. Visit

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COMING SOON/APRIL 19 TO MAY 19 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “The Shadow

Box” from April 19 to May 19 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200,

COMING SOON/APRIL 19 TO MAY 26 THEATER SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Memory of Water” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, from April 19 to May 26. A 2 p.m. show is planned on Sunday, May 26. Call 303-935-3044 or online at www. for tickets and more information. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.


EARTH DAY Olympics Flex your muscles and mind during our Earth Day Olympics, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join the fun competing in a series of Earth Day related games and events. Open to ages 5-12; must register. Visit PUPPY SOCIALIZATION Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue offers free weekly puppy socialization classes from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 20, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, Denver. Puppy socialization includes playtime, relationship building, developmentally appropriate activities and training foundations. Puppies ages 8 weeks to 6 months with appropriate vaccines may attend; proof of vaccine required. To register or for information, email mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or call 303-239-0382. SPRING TEA “Bunads in Spring Te,” the annual spring tea with a special Norwegian flair, will be hosted by the Trollheim Dameklubben (ladies’ group) from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20,

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at Trollheim Lodge is at 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. The enjoyable setting and unique delicacies make this a very popular event. RSVP by April 14. Call 303-989-4496.

LENA HORNE tribute Lakewood Cultural Center presents Nnenna Freelon’s tribute to Lena Horne “Lena: A Lovesome Thing,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets are available at the cultural center box office, online at, or by calling 303-987-7845. AAUW MEETING Foothills Branch of the American Association of University Women invites all women with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited university or college to become members. Students enrolled in 2- to 4-year degree programs receive a free e-Student affiliation. The April branch meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Community of Christ Church, 3780 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge, with the program “Ghost Town of the Rockies.” Presented by author Preethi Burkholder. Contact Lindy Reed at 303-421-9414 for information.

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Golden’s Savannah Rogstad brings the ball up the field during Golden’s win over Arvada on Friday.

Demons dominant in win over Bulldogs Arvada will try to forget loss, prep for league play By Daniel Williams ARVADA - It was a get-right game for one team and an everything-went-wrong game for the other. Golden girls’ soccer beat up on Arvada 10-0 Wednesday at North Area Athletic Complex. The Demons scored eight first half goals and then ended the game early when they scored two more goals early in the second half. “We really needed a game like this,” Golden coach Josh Nolker said. “Everyone got involved and it was a real confidence and momentum builder going into (4A Jeffco) league play.”

Arvada’s Leslie Nunez blocks the ball during Friday’s game against Golden. Photos by Jonathan Maness Golden sophomore Katie Tubbs scored three goals and assisted on three more, and fellow sophomore Julianne Enquist scored a pair of goals. Arvada on the other hand will do everything possible to forget about this loss as soon as possible. The Bulldogs opened their season going unbeaten in their first three games. Since, they have dropped three in a row. “We need to forget about that loss and go back to work because league play is here and now every game matters,” Arvada coach Stuart Detlefsen said. Arvada scored nine goals in their three wins, scoring four goals in two of those games. However, the Bulldogs have only scored once over

their previous three games. Golden thinks they are just starting to peak. After battling though a very tough nonleague schedule Nolker thinks his team is now battletested. The Demons record isn’t necessarily flattering, but it also isn’t a true indication of who they really are. “We have been in every single game we have played this season. Our record isn’t great but our nonleague schedule has been very difficult. But we think we are just starting to put things together,” Nolken said. Golden (3-4-1) will play at Wheat Ridge High School Thursday at 4 p.m. Arvada (2-3-2) will play Evergreen at NAAC Thursday at 4 p.m.

Wheat Ridge baseball rolls over helpless Bulldogs Bear Creek looking to get back on track; A-West wins By Daniel Williams WHEAT RIDGE - Wheat Ridge baseball overwhelmed Arvada with offense beating the Bulldogs 17-1 Saturday at Wheat Ridge High School. Five different Farmers had multi-hit games and that didn’t include senior Danny Allen’s fourth inning grand slam. Arvada, which opened the season unde-

feated in their first three games, has since lost three straight by a combined 36 points. The Bulldogs (2-3-1) will attempt to get back on track when they play at Alameda Thursday at 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge (2-4) snapped a four game skid with their win. The Farmers will play at Conifer High School Thursday at 4 p.m.


After losing three straight games Green Mountain bounced back with back-to-back victories. The Rams beat Arvada 10-0 on Wednesday and then followed that up with a 7-1

win over Evergreen on Saturday. In Green Mountain’s win over Evergreen freshman Wyatt Featherston didn’t have a hit but scored three times. The Rams (4-3) will host Golden Friday at 4 p.m.

The Eagles have now won four straight games beating their opponents 42-6 in the process. Faith Christian (5-1) will play at University High School Thursday at 4 p.m.


Ralston Valley baseball is streaky. After opening up the season with five straight victories the Mustangs have since lost their last four games. Their latest loss was a 4-2 defeat Thursday at Monarch High School. The Mustangs (5-4) will attempt to get back on track when they play Rock Canyon Saturday at Coors Field.

Faith Christian baseball beat up on Peak to Peak beating them 11-1 Saturday at Faith Christian High School. Senior Ian Loffert went 2-for-2 which included a towering home run. Fellow senior Steven Galambos went 2-for-3 with three RBI and he scored three times as well.




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Golden the goat in tough loss to D’Evelyn Demons nearly upset the unbeaten Jaguars By Daniel Williams

D’Evelyn’s Grant Witherspoon hits the ball during the Jaguars’ game against Golden on Apr. 6. Photo by Danny Williams


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GOLDEN - Some games are so close and played so well by both teams its almost sad there has to be a loser. That was the case when Golden lost a dramatic 1-0 game to D’Evelyn Saturday at Golden High School. In need of a big win on their resume, the Demons threw everything they had at the Jaguars, who were undefeated going into the game. However, they also threw two wild pitches in the sixth inning which allowed D’Evelyn to score the game’s only run ruining what would have been a statement win for Golden. “We played well, not offensively obviously, but we put ourselves in position to beat a really good team we just couldn’t find a way to win,” Golden coach Bill Brady said. D’Evelyn senior Cody Marvel raced across the plate and scored the game winning run ending what was a great pitcher’s duel between two 4A Jeffco teams that plan on making noise now that league play has arrived. “We had some opportunities to score some runs but it was a pitcher’s game,” D’Evelyn senior Luke Stratman said. “It was a tough game but we will definitely take the win.” With the victory the Jaguars improve to 7-0 on the season. But give credit to Golden’s pitching; in the Jaguars previous six wins they scored at least nine runs in every one of those games. “We are a really young team with some guys just getting their first varsity experience. But we are also getting better every day and the way we played on Saturday shows we can beat anyone in our league,” Brady said. Golden (2-5) will play at Green Mountain Thursday at 4 p.m. D’Evelyn will play at Evergreen Thursday at 4 p.m.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK How long have you been in real estate? What is one tip you would give for someone looking to Pat Salankey 10 years. I had always wanted to be a part of the real estate sell a house? Broker/Owner

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Salankey Real Estate Group Metro Brokers Phone: 303-669-3590 Fax: 720-465-9340 Web-Site: How long have you been in Denver? I was born here, and I never left! My entire family including my two children and parents live in very close proximity. The old joke rings true- “Once you come to Arvada you may never leave!”

What is your specialty and what does this mean for the people you work with? I specialize in residential real estate and property management. I enjoy working closely with buyers, sellers and investors. I provide valuable insight to the marketplace in order to find direction and options for a client’s specific needs. What do you find most challenging about your work? Simply there are not enough hours in the day! Above all, I focus on taking the time to ensure clients are feeling good about their transaction.

What do you like most about it? With beautiful views and large, spacious lots, Arvada is a very family-oriented town. We are within minutes to the mountains- for golfing, fishing, camping, hiking and skiing. And while in close proximity to Denver for “big-city” activities Arvada maintains a small town feeling.

What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? Spending time with friends and family is most enjoyable. We like to head up to the mountains to hike, golf, fish, ski or just camp out for a few days. Whenever possible we get together for family din dinners. There’s always a project around the house. I am a loyal Broncos fan as well. Go Broncos!

Above all-, hire a professional, knowledgeable agent. In addition, the way you live in a house and the way you show it are quite different. You want to “stage your home and declutter before showing it (when selling your house it is really a business at that point). What is one tip you would give someone looking to buy a house? Hire a knowledgeable agent and get prequalified with a lender. Be patient and realistic. The market has changed. We do not have the high inventory we used to. However, new construction is omnipresent in Arvada and the surrounding areas, which is creating many exciting new purchasing opportunities. Try to be flexible in your expectations, but be ready to make the offer as well-priced homes move very quickly. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered in Real Estate? Besides making dreams come true the beauty of the real estate business is that every aspect of every single day is DIFFERENT! We learn to embrace the challenges and live for the victories.

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Buying a home? Avoid these mistakes


he dream of home ownership is one that lives on in spite of the global economic struggles. The process of buying a home can be an emotional roller coaster ride, with feelings of excitement

mixed in with exhaustion, fear and uncertainty. Over the last several years, the real estate market has been turned upside down, and many prospective buyers have begun to question some of the conventional wisdom associ-

ated with buying a home. While such skepticism might be a healthy attitude in the current market, prospective buyers -- particularly those who have never purchased a home before -should avoid the following mistakes that buyers make

regardless of whether the market is up or down. * Failure to get qualified beforehand. Mortgage qualification is essential when buying a home, as it gives buyers preapproval for a loan before they make any offers. Making an offer on a home before you know what the bank is willing to lend you is a waste of time for everyone involved, including you, the seller and the real estate agents involved. Some agents will not show a home if you don’t have a preapproval. Once preapproved for a loan, don’t take any steps that might put that approval in jeopardy. This includes anything that might drastically alter your credit score. * Being blindsided by additional costs. Firsttime homebuyers, once they have moved into their home, often experience some sticker shock when the additional expenses associated with home ownership arise. These additional expenses include property tax and insurance costs and can be substantial. Even those buying a condominium or co-op should expect monthly maintenance fees

even if their new place is brand new and needs no maintenance. * Shooting for the moon. The ongoing recession is in part the result of predatory lending that saw banks grant excessive loans to applicants who, in hindsight, could not actually afford all that they were approved to borrow. The result was many people buying homes they could not afford, and then suffering some steep consequences, including foreclosure, when the first mortgage payment came due or the interest rate rose. First-time and even veteran buyers must avoid shooting for the moon when it comes to buying a home, and instead only buy one they know they can afford. What the banks says you can afford isn’t always the same as what you know you can afford. Only buy a home you know you can afford, regardless of whether the bank has approved you for a larger loan. * Pigeonholing yourself into an inadequate living situation. Just like buyers shouldn’t go overboard, they also must avoid compromising on the things that are most important to

them. For example, many of today’s buyers, fully aware of the rash of foreclosures and all the housing horror stories of the last several years, are reticent to commit to a home, and might compromise with a condo or co-op. But if a home is what you really want, and another living situation that mirrors apartment life is going to make you miserable, don’t settle for that situation for the sake of security. Doing so could cost you financially, especially when you realize the situation isn’t what you’d hoped for and look to sell earlier than is ideal. * Skimping on the cost of an inspector. An inspector is your last chance to find out if a home is your dream home or a money pit. Even if a house appears to be everything you want, don’t close on the sale until the house has been thoroughly inspected. The old adage that advises against judging a book by its cover certainly applies to buying a home, and prospective buyers should enlist the services of a qualified inspector before closing on the sale of a home. ■ Metro Creative Services



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

Garage Sales Estate/Moving Sale

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Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

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Garage Sales "Luxury" Garage Sale Saturday April 20th 8am-2pm 6925 Carr Street, Arvada Hosted by non-profit Live Cheap. Not your typical garage sale!! Silent Auction on high-$$ items. Supports children in Cambodia.

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flatable Pontoon fishing boat $350, Free Weights $400, desk/table perfect for sewing room mahogany $40 303-423-8810

Just Between Friends Huge Kids' Sale Flatirons Marketplace in the old Nordstrom Rack. Wed. April 10, 12p-7pm Thurs. April 11, 9a-7p. Fri. April 12, 9a-7p. Sat. April 13, 9a-3p and 5p-9p 50% off. Sun April 14, 9a-3p 75%off. $2.00 Admission Fee

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Antiques, leather recliners, bedroom set, lots more 303 384-3564, 8815 Blue Mtn Dr, Golden April 12,13,14 Fri noon-4, Sat 9-4, Sun 9-2


Friday, April 12 - Saturday, April 13; 8 am to 2 pm both days. 22875 Hale Avenue, Parker (1 block off Canterberry Parkway) Furniture, ping pong table, golf clubs, lots of housewares and home accessories. Cash only please!


Building Materials Chain Link Fencing Approximately 150ft, 3ft high fastners and posts included 240-285-3643

Steel Building Frame Packages

50x100 - $24,307 Sheeting available, sheeting specs provided Erection information available Source# 18X 800-964-8335

Firearms 1873 Winchester 32 caliber, great condition $3995/obo 720-205-0632




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Our Climax and Henderson operations are now hiring! Our Climax operation, located 10 miles north of Leadville, consists of an open-pit molybdenum mine and mill. The Climax mine is one of the largest, highest-grade and lowest-cost molybdenum mines in the world. Climax Mine opportunities: • Mill Diagnostic Electrician – Job #1204301 • Senior RCM Technician – Job #1203606 • Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic – Job #1205082 • HR Generalist II – Job #1300482 Our Henderson operation consists of an underground molybdenum mine, located 38 miles east of Silverthorne, and mill, located 20 miles north of Silverthorne. These two sites are connected by the longest conveyor of its kind in the world – a 15-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide, through an old train tunnel and above ground to the mill. Henderson opportunities: • Mill Industrial Electrician (Henderson Mill) – Job #1300296 • Senior Surveyor (Mining/Underground) (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300245 • Chief Electrical Engineer (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300591

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


Experienced Heavy Equipment Operators needed. Dozers, excavators, scrapers, and off-road articulated haul trucks. Experienced oilers also needed for CAT heavy equipment. Call 660-656-9506. EOE


Heavy equipment mechanic

needed for local excavation contractor. Travel required. Experience with CAT heavy equipment a plus, but will train the right applicant. Please call 660-656-9506 EOE

Drivers: 4K Sign-on bonus. CDL-

A-Route Delivery. MBM Foodservice in Aurora. Regional. 65K Avg.annual salary+Ben. Apply:


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Receptionist (PT) for Westminster assisted living community (Weds thru Sunday) evenings. Must enjoy working with seniors and have computer skills. Call 303-426-9090 Thank You! Kathy

Night Janitorial positions available at Castle Pines Golf Club April-October. Full time/Part time and Weekend positions. Call 303-520-7365 for an interview appointment. Fax resume to 303-660-8453.

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

RN's,LPN's caring, compassionate, reliable/dependable nurses needed. $12 hr. P.T night shifts. Fri, Sat or Sun in peaceful, loving home. North Parker. Call 303-646-3020

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BF Sales Engineering, Inc. is looking for an Outside Sales Person with experience in Pumps and Process Equipment. Employer located in Golden. Please email resume to: Please, no phone calls.


may work into a full time position as a Housekkeeper who loves dogs and is able to walk 2 dogs. Dependable multi-tasked housework and good cook light property maintenance. References required and background check. Email or fax 303-220-5384

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Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. 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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HELP WANTED P/T Event Specialists needed to demonstrate food/products in local retailer s! Must have PC access. Great pay! Weekends req. Email Recruiter at 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141 HELP WANTED / DRIVERS Driver - Two raises in first year. Qualify for any por tion of $.03/mile quar terly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569



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


Old Pro Window Cleaning Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work

Bob Bonnet 720-530-7580

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Columbine Custom Contracting & Sprinkler Service • Sprinkler Start Ups $40 • Aerations $40 • Fertilization $30 • Power Rakes $60 & Up • Fence Repair & Painting • Clean Up / Tree service • Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Licensed Plumber

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Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

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Repair or Replace: Faucets, Toilets, Sinks, Vanity, Dishwashers, Water Heater, Broken Pipes, Spigot/Hosebib, Drain Cleaning, Disposals etc. Sprinkler StartUp/Repair/Installation. Swamp Cooler Start-Up/Repair. Call West Tech (720)298-0880

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All Makes and Models Small engine repair also

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For all your plumbing needs

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

Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

Roofing/Gutters A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131

Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

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

Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof. Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company 5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310

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


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Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Residential /Commercial

• System Startup

System Startup $35.00

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Senior Discounts

• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates

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Tree Service

Family Owned & Operated

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JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals, firewood. Call Jay (303)278-7119

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RINO Remodeling

Affordable windows and home remodeling of all kinds. Call Tomas at 303-809-3957 for a free estimate. Based in Arvada.



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