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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 49

New festival offers education, entertainment Sustain Arvada Festival focuses on teaching residents efficiency By Sara Van Cleve The Arvada Festivals Commission has combined education and entertainment to create the city’s newest festival — the Sustain Arvada Festival. The inaugural festival will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Olde Town Arvada at 57th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. The festival is hosted by the Arvada Festivals Commission and the Arvada Sustain-

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ability Advisory Committee and will feature more than 50 local exhibitors to discuss with residents how to live sustainably. “The focus of this is on what sustainability means to us in Arvada as a community and on an individual level,” said Sustain Arvada Festival co-chair and ASAC member Chuck Clark. Presentations discussing the sustainability advisory committee’s main topics — local food, transportation, recycling, energy audits, water conservation and residential gardening — will take place throughout the day. Exhibitor presentations begin at 10:30 a.m. with Star Acre Farms and feature other exhibitors such as FasTracks Gold Line, SustainAbility, iCast and ResourcSmart Arvada, Center for Resource Conservation and CSU Extension.

Other exhibitors in the areas of energy, agriculture, community vitality, waste, transportation, education and outreach will be at the festival to talk to residents about sustainable living. In addition to FasTracks discussing public transportation, Boulder Nissan and Medved Chevrolet will display hybrid cars. “It’s a multigenerational event because people in the older generations can learn about being sustainable, and there are a lot of activities for kids,” Clark said. Activities for children include arts and crafts focusing on repurposing, earthfriendly games, a climbing wall, alpacas and Pedalpalooza — which are contraptions made from bicycles that children and adults power.

The festival will also feature three food trucks and six food carts with some gourmet options, said Judith Denham with the Festivals Commission. The event is also a “zero waste” event, where the majority of the waste will be diverted from a landfill to recycling and composting through Zero Hero. The Festivals Commission encourages attendees to carpool, use public transportation, walk or ride a bike to the event to promote sustainable transportation. A secured bike valet will be available for bicyclists. For more information on the Sustain Arvada Festival and a complete schedule of events and presentations, visit www.

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Jeffco may prohibit openly carried firearms in some buildings By Glenn Wallace Two recent incidents involving openly carried firearms in Jefferson County facilities led county officials to suggest the practice be limited. At the April 23 staff briefing, the Jefferson County commissioners heard from Sheriff Ted Mink, and Assistant County Attorney Writer Mott, requesting that the commissioners adopt an emergency ordinance to allow certain county buildings to prohibit the open carrying of a gun. Due to the discussion, the proposed ordinance will be placed on a future commissioners meeting for discussion and possible approval. “It’s constitutionally recognized, not illegal, but it is alarming,” Mink said. Human Services Executive Director Lynn Johnson said that some individuals come into Human Services offices concerning emotionally charged issues. “What I found in this most recent incident, our deputies hands were somewhat tied,” Johnson said. In that case, the individual was asked to leave the firearm in his vehicle, and refused, becoming confrontational with security. Mink said the sheriff’s department would initially look to enact the ban for three departments that experience “more volatile situations” — those include Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, and his own. County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said she is interested in having a ban apply to her department areas as well. Library Division Executive Director Pam Nissler said a recent threat evaluation by the Sheriff’s Department found the county’s libraries to be “soft targets” for violence, and she too favors a ban there as well. Anyone with a concealed-carry permit would still be allowed to bring a Firearms continues on Page 19

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Lilly Yocum, 5, left, and Levi Yocum, 7, ride their bikes through a safety course featuring various road signs to learn about bike safety during the Bike Rodeo April 27 at Secreast Recreation Center. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

Practice breaks through layers to find relaxation Yoga nidra brings stress relief, peace to participants and people with PTSD By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews. com Yoga generally trains on keeping the body healthy, but yoga nidra is credited with going deeper than just the physical body. Sandy Kline teaches that practice at Asana Studio, 5701 Yukon St. The class begins with Kline guiding students for 30 minutes through Pavanmuktasana, a series of 21 yoga movements to focus on joint movement, warming every joint in the body. The second half hour, students lie down and go through a calming meditation that goes beyond the physical and into the mental and emotional layers, expanding students’ self-

Yoga instructor Sandy Kline helps student Nikki Rose find perfect form while practicing Pavanmuktasana, a series of 21 joint-freeing moves, during a yoga nidra class on April 23 at Asana Studio, 5701 Yukon St. Photo by Sara VanCleve awareness. “There are layers or sheathes to everyone,” Kline said. “You can look at each one of them. It’s like peeling away an onion and getting to the heart. It’s all the onion, but there are different layers.” In ancient tradition, there are five different “bodies,” or

“koshas” in Sanskrit, and the different elements of yoga nidra tap into each, Kline said. Pavanmuktasana focuses on the physical body. The next sheath is the “breathing body,” which focuses on the life source — breath. “All I do is say draw your awareness to your breath,” she

said. “That’s what we’re doing is growing awareness.” To tap into the next “body,” the mental and emotional body, Kline tells students to imagine opposites — hot and cold, heavy and light, chaos and peace. At first they think of them separately, and then try to mentally feel both at once. Similar images are used to tap into the “wisdom body,” but they are often opposite archetypes, like an erupting volcano and flowers on a hillside. “When I use archetypes, people see whatever they pick,” Kline said. “It works through the senses at the same time still using opposites. You want gruesome images to balance out pleasant and calming ones.” Imagining polar emotions, ideas and memories helps many people, including veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder, confront issues and help them heal. Yoga continues on Page 19

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They file onto the stage, in red-andwhite collared shirts, 10 young women and men intent on provoking indignation among the hundreds of sophomores in the audience. Their words overlap into layers, resounding, pulsing, reverberating: It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We are victims. We can fight it … Feel the outrage in this room. Then: “If you are holding a card with the number five on it, please stand.” Across the auditorium, boys and girls slowly, unsurely, rise. One in five high school students reports being physically or sexually abused, or both, by a dating partner, students are told. “If you are standing,” a voice says from the stage, “you are giving our statistic a visual image. Standing does not necessarily depict your future.” But, if you don’t pay attention, it could. On a recent morning, the Encore Players, an acting troupe comprised of juniors and seniors from Chaparral High School in Parker, presented a 20-minute performance called “The Outrage” to sophomore students at another school. Its purpose is to educate about teen dating violence, a problem on the rise — to define in no uncertain terms the meaning of rape and sexual assault. “It’s such a powerful message to share with kids,” said Ann Carter, director of the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center in Douglas County. It becomes even more powerful when teens themselves tell the story. Initially, there was a bit of awkwardness among the actors. “I was a little uncomfortable with it at first,” junior Alex Soto said. “It covers topics people don’t usually bring up. You don’t talk about things like this in everyday

conversation.” But then came the education piece: “I was pretty shocked,” senior Sam Larson said. “I had no idea the extent to which this is a problem.” And, finally, the realization they could make a difference: “A theater isn’t necessarily for entertainment purposes,” junior Anne Heart said. “It’s for getting a message across.” Their teacher, David Peterson, agreed. Besides dealing with an issue that could affect them, he said, the production “is a wonderful experience for students to learn about the social change that can come from an art form like theater. … Hearing that your performance has helped someone is a powerful experience.” “The Outrage” also demonstrates the power of community working together to create change, in this case an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and a school district. Carter, from the women’s center, had seen a YouTube clip of “The Outrage” and immediately thought it would be an effective educational tool. “Teen violence tends to get hidden — they think that’s just part of growing up, that it’s not a big deal,” Carter said. But it’s learned behavior, and that can carry into adulthood. So, the center bought the rights to the script about two years ago and approached Peterson about having his students perform it at a gala fundraiser. The performance touched several audience members so much they provided seed money to

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• One in four teenage girls in a relationship say they have gone further sexually than they wanted to because of pressure • Eighty percent of teens consider verbal abuse “a serious issue” for their age group • Fifty-four percent of parents say they have not talked to their child about dating violence • One in three teenagers say they know a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by his or her partner • Eight of 10 female survivors of rape know their rapist as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance And then there’s this one: One woman is abused every nine seconds. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. To the Encore members, the statistics on the page have become real. Brandes said: “They are people.” They line the stage, in their red-andwhite shirts, young faces with hopeful hearts and a message intended to shock into action. The words overlap. They resound. Pulse. Reverberate. They envelop the listening students. Education … Strength … Courage … This is the change. It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We will stop it. We will fight it. Change the rage in this room.

Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.

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produce it in high schools. The Douglas County School District agreed to pilot it this school year in three high schools. Next school year, the Encore Players will perform for sophomores in all of the district’s high schools, always accompanied by someone from the women’s center to answer questions and provide resources. “Relationship safety … is a topic we all value, and all our kids could benefit from hearing about it,” said Staci McCormack, the district’s student wellness coordinator. “Kids might not be in it (violence), but they are affected, they are impacted, because it is around them.” And because of technology, “our generation has a lot more diverse forms of dating violence,” junior Kirsten Brandes said. Texting. The Internet. Social media. They all can make it easier for abuse to happen. Lynn Adams from the women’s center told students at the performance the story of a 10th-grade girl who received 17 threatening texts, including one of a gun, from her ex-boyfriend because they broke up. “When things like that happen, it’s pretty serious,” she said. “It could potentially ruin your life.” The incidence of dating violence among teens is growing, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It reports 25 percent of teens say they are victims of dating violence, whether it be emotional, psychological, physical or sexual, and 54 percent have witnessed such violence among their peers. Carter wants teens to know unequivocally those relationships are not OK. “You need to have a respectful relationship where both parties have a voice, where both parties are empowered to make decisions to have the relationship go in the way they both want it to go.” In its 20 minutes, “The Outrage” covers a lot of ground. Woven among short scenes that depict a boyfriend’s physical abuse and how to get help are these eye-opening statements:

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Arvada’s dedication to making ow a solar energy more attainable and hed, affordable has earned the city the y designation of a “Solar Friendly Community.” e The city was recognized with a or bronze level certification during the inaugural State of the City adan dress April 19. o. “It means that our local govne. ernment has taken the right steps cs to give residents the choice to make solar energy their providers and made it easy to do that,” said Arvada interim sustainability coordinator Robert Wallace. “We’re proud to get this and excited to ofk fer easy, affordable solar power to Arvada residents.” ulse. The Solar Friendly Community g program was developed by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association and is funded by a grant through the Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative. “The goal is to work with communities to make solar energy more available and affordable to folks in your community,” said COSEIA executive director Edward Stern during the recogni-



Mayor Marc Williams, left, receives a plaque of recognition certifying the city of Arvada as a bronze level Solar Friendly Community by Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association executive director Edward Stern during the inaugural State of the City address April 19 at the Arvada Center. Photo by Sara Van Cleve tion on April 19. COSEIA uses 12 criteria to award points to cities that rank them as a level of a Solar Friendly Community. Arvada currently exhibited 725 of 1,600 points to earn bronze level certification, Stern said. “Arvada has been working very hard to qualify as part of this program,” Stern said. “Specifically, the city is in the process of implementing electronic permitting for rooftop solar projects, which is expected to streamline the process substantially.” Other criteria the city met include posting requirements, using a standard form, keeping track of solar installations and following

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best practices, Stern said. “It is our hope to continue to work with Arvada in the process of accelerating that qualification,” Stern said. Receiving a silver or gold certification is a long-term goal of the city, Wallace said. The city has issued more than 300 solar permits since 2007, Arvada communications manager Wendy Forbes said. Arvada joins four other Colorado cities as a Solar Friendly Community — Denver, Aurora, Lakewood and Fort Collins. Depending on the size of the panels, installation of a solar panel in the Denver area can range from $5,000 to $12,000.

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ArvAdA news in A hurry Arvada Fire hosting Citizen’s Fire Academy June 8 - 9

Registration is open for the Arvada Fire Department’s annual Citizen’s Fire Academy. The Citizen’s Fire Academy is June 8-9 at the Arvada Fire Training Center, 6651 Indiana St. Classes are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with lunch provided. The Citizen’s Fire Academy teaches residents what being an Arvada Fire firefighter is all about. The Citizen’s Academy is free to all residents.For more information or to register for the class, call 303-424-3012.

Resurfacing operations happening on W. 64th Parkway in coming weeks

Roadway resurfacing operations for W. 64th Parkway between CSH93 and Virgil Way began Monday, April 29. Contractors are resurfacing the westbound lanes of W. 64th Parkway and the work is expected to last up to eight weeks. During the resurfacing, two-way traffic will operate on the southside of the raised medians in the eastbound lanes. The city advises travelers to use caution near the construction site and seek alternative routes to avoid delays.

City offering free curbside pickup, disposal of large items

The city of Arvada is hosting its annual Spring Curbside Clean Up

Program for large items May 6-24. The program is intended to help residents with the disposal of large, bulky items that trash companies charge extra to dispose of. Curbside pick-up schedules were sent in April-May water bills and were printed in the April-May Arvada Report. Items that can be picked up include furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, stove, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, fencing, railroad ties cut into four-foot lengths or smaller, lawn edging, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, lumber, drywall, carpet, flooring, doors, windows, water heaters, gas grills, swing sets and bicycles. The city of Arvada will not pick up refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, wood stoves, electronics, garbage bags that fit in a trash can full of loose debris, trees and shrubbery, household chemicals, paint, fuel tanks, batteries, propane bottles, gravel, asphalt, rock, concrete, brick, roofing materials, engine blocks, car parts, tires off the rims, items larger than eight feet, materials from a private contractor’s work or any item that cannot be safely lifted into a pickup truck by two workers. A free drop-off site is also available to residents 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days per week between May 6-24 at the City of Arvada Street Maintenance Facility, 6161 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

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Educators focus on fitness, childhood obesity Inaugural summit at Arvada Center discusses health issues, staying active in classroom

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A could ballo in po With the ever-growing epidemic wild of childhood obesity, schools are lation looking for new ways to get children ful p active and healthy. Capi On April 25-26, 250 educators N from 12 states were at the Arvada effor Center for the inaugural Excellence after in Schools Summit hosted by the seeks Active Schools Association Profor th gram, Red Hawk Elementary School passe in Erie and St. Vrain School District. Th “There’s an increase in childgrou hood obesity and a decline in traAme ditional PE and recess in many the t schools,” said Director of ASAP Nate purc Whitman. “We want to reverse that H Students from Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie perform a demonstration of fi tness activities they do throughout the school day at the inaugural trend.” whet “Excellence in Schools Summit” April 26 at the Arvada Center. Red Hawk students perform a total of 40 minutes of physical activity during the school ASAP hosted an Innovation or if Competition for schools to see what day in addition to PE and recess to help them stay fit and focused. Photo by Sara Van Cleve lative they were doing to get students acRe tive, and more than 500 different have fewer disciplinary problems,” with First Lady Michelle Obama’s the conference. “The goal is to usetense teams entered their plans, includ- Whitman said. Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative fitness programs similar to this andside ing Red Hawk Elementary, which In addition to daily physical ac- to hopefully obtain the goal of hav- get the message throughout the64 pr was announced as a national win- tivity, every Friday is “All School ing 50,000 schools across the nation cacy metro area.” ner. Movement,” where all grades, in the next five years have some Each school is different though,to m Red Hawk incorporates 40 min- teachers, staff and even parents sort of health and wellness program Whitman said, and each school will La utes of moderate to vigorous activ- come together for physical activity, in place outside of PE and recess, have to figure out what fitness pro-ers a ity throughout the day before stu- such as dancing to popular songs. Whitman said. Hous gram works best for them. dents’ hardest subjects in addition “It’s probably the best thing The Summit and Red Hawk “The model that works at Redputs to recess and PE classes. ever,” said Kayan Hartrave, a third- demonstration left an influence tory Activities include following small grader at Red Hawk. “You get mov- on many of the educators present, Hawk might not be right for Har- An workout videos in the classroom ing and get motivated. It’s very fun which included teachers and prin- lem, but even if it’s just three to fivecomm and doing the “Red Hawk Walk,” and it helps me focus.” cipals from the metro area, across minute increments of exercise, ittrove which is walking nine laps around Red Hawk students were at the the state and attendees from other will make a difference,” WhitmanHous said. “Elementary children needate c the school to total one mile. Summit to demonstrate some of the states. “Kids that are fit move more, do exercises they do, and they even got “Red Hawk is a dream school about an hour of physical activitysoug better in school, are more ready to attendees in on the fun. with what they’re doing,” said Kay every day. It might be difficult to set An learn, are more awake and alert, ASAP and its parent nonprofit, Calhoun, an elementary school PE aside an hour for it, but you can doasks have a better attention span and ChildObesity180, has partnered teacher from Illinois who attended smaller increments.” initia mari ject t 64 im Th Hous form Paid Political Advertisement wher WHAT WILL YOU DO IN ARVADA TODAY? an ex of up Th perce othe retai nd Th 7305 Grandview Ave., Olde Town Arvada arvadavisitorscenter nual 720-898-3380 @visitarvada scho Al to all perce taxes the 1 clude So A-1 Roofing, has built its reputation as a leading Roofer in Denver based are upon quality workmanship, best roofing materials, & customer service. whic Call today for a discount on a 2 or 5 year maintenance package.

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Marijuana issues drive discord Legalization could come back to ballot By Vic Vela

A late legislative session effort that could put Amendment 64 back on the ballot led to a finger-pointing exercise in political theater late last week — a wild turn of events in marijuana regulation activity that capped an eventful period of pot-related action at the Capitol. News of an Amendment 64 repeal effort generated buzz, just two days after the first piece of legislation that seeks to set up a regulatory model for the new recreational pot industry passed a legislative committee. The effort — if it ever gets off the ground — would ask voters to repeal Amendment 64, if they fail to support the tax rates tied to retail marijuana purchases. However, it remains to be seen whether the repeal effort has any legs, or if it’s dead on arrival in either legislative chamber. Repeal effort rumblings led to a o usetense April 26 press conference outs andside the Capitol, where Amendment the64 proponents clashed with an advocacy group that seeks to restrict access ough,to marijuana in the state. l will Later that day, House lawmakpro-ers approved preliminary passage of House Bill 1317, an omnibus bill that Redputs in place Amendment 64’s regulatory framework. HarAnd, earlier in the week, a House o five committee voted to tack on a conse, ittroversial driving-stoned standard to manHouse Bill 1317 — one day after a Senneedate committee killed legislation that tivitysought to do the same thing. o set An early draft of the repeal effort n doasks voters to repeal last November’s initiative that legalized recreational marijuana use in the state, if they reject the tax model tied to Amendment 64 implementation. That tax framework is in the form of House Bill 1318, which in its original form asks voters to approve a model where retail pot would be subject to an excise tax and a separate retail tax of up to 15 percent each. That’s in addition to a standard 2.9 percent state sales tax and whatever other taxes municipalities that allow retail pot sales may tack on. The first $40 million collected annually through the excise tax will go to school construction funding. Also, the bill was recently amended to allow municipalities to receive a 15 percent “share back” of the retail sales taxes collected by the state, up from the 10 percent that was originally included in the bill. Some Amendment 64 proponents are furious at the repeal effort — which had not been introduced in any

form of legislation as of April 26. “The proposal to repeal Amendment 64 is extortion,” Mason Tvert, an author of Amendment 64, said at press conference. “The proposal tells voters that they must agree to the tax rate being proposed Report by legislators, otherwise the constitutional amendment they adopted last November will be repealed.” Tvert strongly urged legislators to move away from a 15 percent retail pot tax ceiling, and instead seek a 10 percent limit, something that he and his group believes will be more palatable to voters. Tvert also took aim at a group called Smart Colorado, a group that has sought strict limits on marijuana access, whom Tvert said is behind the repeal effort. Representatives from Smart Colorado followed up with their own press conference, where they denied being the driving force behind the repeal push, but acknowledged that they have been a part of the process. They say that Amendment 64 proponents’ anger could end up being much ado about nothing. “This just gives the option, that if there is not the money to fund the regulatory costs, then (Amendment) 64 should not be implemented,” said Diane Carlson of Smart Colorado.


Tax rates spark debate

As of last week, it was unknown which specific lawmakers would join in crafting a repeal measure, which probably would come in the form of a joint Senate and House resolution. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, said he “wouldn’t have a problem” with asking for an Amendment 64 repeal if the voters don’t approve the taxes tied to its regulation. “There is a strong concern that if the tax doesn’t pass, then families and small businesses are going to be saddled with the cost of implementing legalized pot,” McNulty told Colorado Community Media. “I don’t think that’s right.” Some Republicans have argued that the proposed 15 percent excise and retail sales taxes might be too high for voters’ liking. And, even if voters approve the taxes, the rates could have unintended consequences. “I would rather us do something prudent out of the gate to not create that stronger black market,” said Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, during an April 25 House Finance Committee hearing on House Bill 1318. But those who support the 15 percent rate argue that there’s just no telling how much it’s going to cost to regulate the new industry, and that it’s

better to ask for a higher tax rate now, and then possibly adjust to a lower rate down the road. Still, Rep. Jonathan Singer, DLongmont, the sponsor of House Bill 1318, said he is “willing to talk about different (tax) models that might work better.” Singer said that’s a lot better than seeking a repeal, which not only would do away with the retail marijuana industry, but also would strip other popular aspects of Amendment 64, such as decriminalization for smalltime pot-related offenses. “The voters went out there, they got the signatures, they got this on the ballot,” Singer told Colorado Community Media. “So, for the state legislature to turn around a year later and say, `Let’s do a mulligan,’ ... apart from looking bad, it takes so little credence for what the voters actually did in 2012.” Singer’s bill passed the Finance Committee. The bill was expected to be voted on by the entire House this week.

Driving limit returns

The two bills that seek to put in place regulations for recreational marijuana — House Bill 1317 and Senate Bill 283 — passed separate committees last week, following lengthy hearings. One of the more contentious areas of House Bill 1317 is a proposed head start that existing medical marijuana dispensaries would have in entering into the new retail pot market. Medical marijuana licensees would be allowed to apply for retail licenses on Oct. 1, while everyone else must wait until Jan. 1. Some Republicans argued that allowing existing dispensaries to get a jump on other businesses would give them an unfair advantage over pot shops just entering the market. But Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, the bill’s sponsor, said there needs to be some easing into the market to help regulators deal with the new industry. “This is not for a monopoly, but to let the Department of Revenue get used to a new era,” Pabon said during an April 25 House Finance Committee hearing. Also, a key amendment was added to Pabon’s bill at that same hearing, which would set a blood standard for being too stoned to drive. The standard would limit drivers to 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood for THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. The effort had failed in a previous committee, after concerns were raised that the standard would unfairly affect medical marijuana patients, and that it would lead to police enforcement issues about blood sampling. The driving-stoned amendment still must survive the Senate, where the effort has died before.

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RTD and the western side of the Denver metro area got a W last week — the W Rail line to connect the Jefferson County Government Center to Union Station officially opened. Hundreds of people

attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Jeffco Government Center in Golden to see the light-rail train plow through a ribbon and hear dignitaries including Gov. John Hickenlooper during the opening on April 26. Hickenlooper said the expansion of RTD’s light-rail system was an important investment in the state’s future. He then signed two transportation-related bills. The first, Senate bill 13-048, allows for more mass transit, bicycling and walking improvements to be completed with the state’s vehicle gas tax money.

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Helen Eleanor Lyells was born in Barnesville, Minnesota, November 16, 1924 and entered into rest April 17, 2013, Arvada, Colorado. She was the 9th child of 12, born to her parents Henry Alfred and Johanna Marie Anderson. After graduating high school in 1943, she studied nursing at Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital and also attended the University of North Dakota. She began her nursing career in Everett , Washington, where she also met her husband Bill Lyells. They were married in Denver, June, 1948. Bill and Helen bought their home in Arvada in 1958 and where they would reside for 51 years.

Helen worked as a Registered Nurse at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado until her retirement in 1983. Helen is survived by her two children David Lyells and Michelle Nichols (Chuck), six grandchildren Reed Lyells (Jolyn), Casey Lyells (Nicole), Travis Lyells, Chris Nichols (Taylor), Hanna Nichols (Alvin), Katie Nichols and two great-grandchildren Camden and Hadley Nichols. The Celebration of Life was held April 22, at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada. Memorial gifts may be directed to King of Glory Lutheran Church. Please see www. for additional information.

Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke at the opening ceremony for the RTD W Rail Line on April 26 at the Jefferson County Administration and Court Building, which doubles as the westernmost station of the new Light Rail line. “The bill gives local governments more flexibility on how they use those funds,” Hickenlooper said. Other speakers praised RTD for delivering the W Rail Line on budget and eight months ahead of schedule. City of Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy said the line opens up new possibilities where to live, work and play. The last speaker of the program was RTD General Manager Phil Washington, who stressed that the W Rail Line was just the latest in a series of RTD rail expansions on the way, including service to Denver International Airport. “We are building a system that will be here for the next 100 years,” Washington said. Dignitaries were invited to hop on the W Rail Line for the first train trip of the day after the ceremony. Then the gates were opened to allow free rides for the general public to experience the new service. Near the front of the line to ride the line were Roger and Bernadette Seick of Golden. “We’ve been watching the construction all this time, and now we finally get to see its completion,” Bernadette Seick said. “It’s a very convenient

DetaiLs • The W Rail line follows older tracks that have existed for more than 100 years. • W Rail construction put $356 million into the economy.

• More than 85 percent of the subcontractors on the project are local.

• The new line required 10 bridges to complete the 12.1mile route. • The light rail bridge over Wadsworth weighs 11.1 million pounds. • BoTh the 6th Avenue and Platte River bridges are designed to naturally rust to a purplebrown color. • The special rust coating forms a protective oxide coating. • LighT Rail Vehicles have an estimated 30-year lifespan, about two-million miles. • A trip from end to end should take 35 minutes.

way to get downtown and see the things we want to, and save the parking rage,” Roger Seick said. The couple expressed surprise at the turnout being so strong. “Hopefully that’s an indication of future use,” Bernadette Seick added.

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Graduation rates booming at Brady High school focuses on helping drop-outs get diplomas By Clarke Reader Brady Exploration High School’s mission is to get students their diploma and on to secondary education options. As the latest numbers from Jefferson County Schools show, the school is doing something right — it will graduate 120 out of 151 seniors in May and 93 percent of these graduates have applied to college. “The school started eight years ago and we used to be a K through 12 school, but in

2007, we became a high school credit recovery school,” said Principal Troy Braley. “Our first year we had 22 graduates, two years ago we had 58 and last year we had 92.” An achievement for any school, but it is especially impressive since the school’s population consists of conventional high school drop-outs, non-attenders and those expelled from other high schools. Braley credits the Lakewood school’s success with what he calls its “blended-hybrid approach” to teaching. All the curriculum is online, but students are still required to come to school every day. Classes are taught in 90-minute blocks from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which makes it easier for students to fit classes into their schedule. According to Braley, 16 percent of the students are homeless, 87 percent are minorities and 65-to-70 percent are free

and reduced lunch qualifiers, so being flexible is a key aspect of success. The school takes students from districts all over the Denver Metro area. “We have two teachers in each class, and our courses are mastery based, which means there are no Ds or Fs,” he said. “Students get incompletes instead of low grades, and they have to finish the classes to graduate.” The school works with David Kollar, director of Jeffco’s drop-out prevention recovery office, to reach out to students who have left high school for a variety of reasons and get them to get their high school diploma. “Brady really promotes safety nets to help these students navigate their way through the process,” Kollar said. Kollar uses a Jeffco database to reach out to students who have dropped out, and

Social media is anything but If you still believe that sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you, then you haven’t been checking in on your social media. Personally, I’ve never liked the term “social media,” for a couple of reasons. First, a lot of it seems more like network media, with all the connecting and following going on. Plus, much of what I see on such sites these days is anything but social, where the what-I-am-doing-right-now updates, blog posts, tweets, and comments on all of the above often range from rude to ridiculous to downright repugnant. Just the obscenities on Facebook and Twitter alone continue to amaze me, especially because unintended recipients of such language can so easily retrieve these posts — from college admissions officers to job recruiters, to the law, and, yes, even to moms. Yet, as offensive as this language is, the authors are real people we usually know well enough to be able to access this stuff on their pages. And unless this profanity is actually aimed at us, we can usually shake our heads and shrug it off. No, it’s those individuals who hide anonymously behind inane monikers and who spew their bile into cyberspace — mostly as comments on someone else’s postings — that have

given social media such a bad name. Unlike genuine comments in such forums as print or online letters to the editor where the authors sign their names, these identity-shrouded online opinions are posted by “tmc522” and “orisonsquirrel” and “memappm,” just to name a few of those who commented on posts I read this week. And often when they do weigh in, things can get ugly with unprintable name-calling and outrageous allegations. Although the threads of these comments — people responding to the responses to the original comment — can be quite funny, mostly they just make me fume. (So far, I’ve resisted adding my own voice to this cacophony. For one thing, I usually don’t support anonymous anything and I’m not ready to put my name out there just for a virtual fist fight with someone called “SayItLike-It-Is.”) The most troubling trend, however, is how real people are purposely

treating each other in the online world. Sadly, much of this occurs among young people, where the playground tormenter has morphed into a new nemesis — the cyberbully. And all too often this harassment makes the news when the victim attempts or commits suicide, after having been ridiculed, mocked, or scorned online for sexual orientation, race, religion, body type, lifestyle ... sometimes with crude, lewd, and dishonestly obtained photos or videos accompanying such postings. Sticks and stones may indeed continue to break our bones, but to doubt the increasing power of words on the Internet — where tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of people can and do read them — is to turn a blind eye to this very real hurt. These words, in the form of targeted tantrums, anonymous vitriol, and deliberate cruelty, are shredding the very fabric of our society that attempts to shield and protect the innocent. And there’s nothing social about that. Andrea Doray is a writer and word watcher who likes the ease of electronic connections, but prefers to be social over a cup of coffee. Contact her at

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Prolific shoplifter at Walgreens

Walgreens stores throughout Jeffco were visited by a prolific shoplifter in April. The suspect is believed to have stolen personal care products worth more than $5,200. The suspect is described as a black male, late 30s to mid 40s, with short dark hair and a neatly groomed beard.

Teen may be tried as an adult for murder

A 15-year-old boy, who was arrested in Lakewood on April 21, has been charged by the Jefferson County DA’s Office with 18 counts, including first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first-degree assault. On April 21, Lakewood police were called to in-

vestigate a disturbance in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 200 block of S. Jay Street, where three people were found stabbed. Jose Barrera-Mendoza, 22, died. Two other victims survived. Prosecutors have filed a motion to try the teen as an adult. He is currently being held without bond at the juvenile detention center.

Braley said he goes to places like skateparks where a lot of students spend time and hand out fliers about the programs the school offers. “We want to make sure kids and their parents know that students can always come back, so we try to keep communication open,” Kollar said. “We work with Troy to see what is working there at the school and what can change.” Braley is just as impressed with the students’ achievements as anyone else. “I’m pretty amazed at what they accomplish. Many of them are overcoming a lot of adversity, with a lot of things not going in their favor,” he said. “We know that every drop out costs the community, so it’s better to take care of it now.” For more information Brady Exploration High School, visit

Letter to the editor Let’s learn from tragedy Can someone please explain to me why when a terrorist act like Boston occurs, we move heaven and earth to go after the perpetrators? That includes video surveillance, tip lines, rewards, citywide lockdowns, ATFE, state and local police, as well as the FBI. Yet when we have a mass shooting as at Aurora, Columbine, Tucson or Sandy Hook we pursue the inanimate object — the long gun, handgun or accessories to the firearm. When a drunk driver kills someone, we go after the driver — not the car or the liquor manufacturer. • James Holmes legally purchased his weapons and ammunition before the Aurora shooting. • Evan Ebel got his gun through a “straw purchase” using someone with a clean record to buy the gun to kill Tom Clements and Nathan Leon. • Adam Lanza, 20, had no criminal record and access to several firearms before he murdered 26 at Sandy Hook, as well as killing his mother. • Jared Loughner — though perceived by many to have gone through a personality change over several years — was legally able to purchase the handgun used to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and kill 6 others in Tucson. • Rhonda Fields sup-

ports several gun bills, yet as no weapons have been recovered in her son’s murder her proclamation of assault weapons being used is unsubstantiated. Also, per the news reports, there were eight rounds of one caliber and nine rounds of another fired during the shooting indicating that the 15 round magazine limit recently passed would have had no effect even if the perpetrators followed the laws. In the meantime, President Obama says “shame on you” to Congress and parades Denver Police and Sandy Hook families around to back his agenda. Please understand I am deeply saddened and sorry for the losses created by these people. But the key to the solution is the people — the person pulling the trigger. As long as we pursue the inanimate object we will never understand — nor address — gun violence. I do not propose to have the answer — I only know we are wasting our time with magazine capacity, unenforceable background checks or trying to decide what is an assault rifle versus a simple-but equally capable-ranch rifle. Let us pray to God we learn from Boston. Ed Lippert Arvada

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Turning the gun debate to mental illness The 2012 mass shootings at the Aurora movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School sparked discussion of the role mental illness may have played in the tragedies. What can be done to improve treatment for the mentally ill? How can we make sure those whose illness manifests itself in violent tendencies don’t have access to guns? That debate was quickly overshadowed by gun-control measures in Congress and in state legislatures that frequently became arguments over the Second Amendment. In Colorado, the 2013 legislative session, now less than a week from its scheduled end, will be remembered most for Democrats pushing through several gun-control bills to the outrage of Republicans. But the mental illness aspect hasn’t gone away. We were reminded of this by last week’s scare in Littleton in which a

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Do you support Colorado’s law recognizing civil unions? Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill March 21 that allows civil unions for both homosexual and heterosexual couples, granting couples many of the same rights as married couples. The law took effect May 1. We asked local residents at Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company, 7745 Wadsworth Blvd., their opinions about the recognition of civil rights in Colorado.

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alert, issued April 25, had been intended just for the people deemed most affected, such as the hospital, the man’s relatives and his former employer. It was distributed as “a precautionary measure and a courtesy,” Littleton police said, and the man had not been charged with a crime. A day after the bulletin was issued, the man checked himself into a hospital seeking treatment and was not considered a threat, authorities said. Media organizations and the public were given a peek behind the curtain at something that surely happens more often than we would like to think. Because of privacy laws, neither the media nor the public are privy to much of what happens before someone who is mentally ill commits a crime. Let’s be clear: The vast majority of mentally ill people do not commit crimes,

and may actually be more prone to being victimized, experts say. But some individuals with certain types of mental illness are driven to hurt people. And they should not have legal access to guns. We have no way of knowing whether the subject of last week’s safety alert actually planned to hurt anyone or whether he is even mentally ill. But the mere notion of someone with bad intentions and access to a firearm fuels thoughts of another tragedy. What can be done? How can public safety best be protected without trampling on an individual’s rights? There are lawmakers in Congress and in the Colorado General Assembly having this discussion. We hope they will put the same passion into these talks that we saw in earlier gun-control debates, sans the partisan politics.

Impact of inspiring teachers lives on every day Has it ever occurred to you to think “why am I reading this?” And, no, not in that way; I mean in the way that’s more like “why is this guy writing in the paper?” For the answer to that, I just point you back to two very strange years in American history, and two seemingly innocuous statements. The strange years were 1986 and 1987 (just look back at the fashions in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and you’ll see what I mean), and the statements were little things teachers said that acted as pebbles hitting still water — the still water being my brain. The first statement came from my junior literature teacher, Becky Porter. And, oddly enough, the little statement was actually a rebuke of me. Being the little suck-up that I was back then, one of the first questions out of my mouth after getting a new assignment was almost always “will this be graded?” And, finally tired of me at one point, Ms. Porter turned to me one day and said, “Why? Why does it need to be graded? Why not just do something for the sake of learning?” Of course, you who read this regularly now know that I took that statement to heart. My brain is now so overloaded with useless tidbits of knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the years that they have no choice but to find their way into my writing. I have learned for the sake of learning. Sadly, those useless tidbits take up a great deal of useful space, and so send me to the store with a list of three things to buy, and I’ll come home with five — but only one of the ones on the original list. But I digress ... And then there was 1987 and my advanced composition teacher, Ms. Diana Kinsey.

After spending the better part of three years learning how to write essays with five paragraphs and three supporting factoids in each paragraph, she was the first teacher who finally said, “If you can make your point in 10 words or less, do it.” I’ll wait a moment while the irony of that sinks in, here on word 366. But seriously, Ms. Kinsey was the one who finally taught us that writing was like sculpture: you pare it down until there is only as much left as is absolutely essential to make your argument. This finally freed me from the constraints of form, and I learned to love writing. Every time I write, some little piece of those two supremely gifted teachers is on the page. Good or bad, or whether that is a matter of pride or embarrassment for them is something only they would tell; but to say that the ripples of small acts and dropped bits of wisdom resonate through time is an understatement. Master teachers have a way of doing that instinctively, and no curriculum or testing regime can ever replace brilliant teachers like Ms. Porter and Ms. Kinsey. 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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from about 25,000 to around 6,000. And interest rates, driven by Federal Reserve efforts, a sluggish job environment and economy, and a flight to safety caused by uncertainty in Europe, are near 60 year lows. As a result home affordability is at near record levels and about twice as high as 6 years ago. Given this environment the mathematics are definitely waited in favor of purchasing. From a mathematical standpoint if someone rented a home today at $1200 per month and if rent increases by 3% per year, over the next 30 years a person would have spent over $680,000 for housing and would own nothing. A person that purchases a home for $200,000 today with a 30 year fixed mortgage would have a payment of about $1200 per month, which may be tax deductible, and except for increases in taxes and insurance, would remain constant for 30 years. Thus payments over the 30 years would probably be less than $500,000, resulting in savings versus renting of over


$180,000. And that house, if it appreciated at 3% per year, would be worth $485,000. Total difference – over $665,000 in favor of owning. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, seek out an experienced, trustworthy, financially savvy lender, that you can meet face to face, who has access to the full spectrum of loan and grant programs. Then work with them to select the proper loan and grant programs and have them customize them to best suit your needs. For more information on how you can purchase or refinance a home, please contact our lending expert, Randy Spierings, CPA (over 30 years), NMLS #217152, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., a local lender you can trust, at 303-256-5748 or www. BestColoradoMortgages. com Regulated by the Division of Real Estate – MLO #100022405. PRMI is an equal housing lender. They are A plus rated by the Better Business Bureau

and winner of multiple Gold Star awards. They are located at 9800 Mt. Pyramid Court #400, Englewood, CO. They offer a 100% satisfaction

guarantee and will give you $500 at closing if they don’t meet or exceed your expectations. They offer a full loan spectrum, including VA,


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

Garage Sales

Estate Sales

Beef Grass Finished

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday May 4th, 9am-5pm

No hormones/ No anitbiotics. Halves, Whole. On the hoof. $1.90 per lb. Call 719-541-2441.

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole


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

Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale

$14.50 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744

Garage Sales Community Garage Sale Brownstones at Town Center Lucent & Burgundy Street Highlands Ranch Saturday May 4th, 8am-2pm

Garage Sale

May 3rd and 4th starting 8 AM 9241 W 100th Way Westminster- Crown Pointe Coca-Cola collectables, furniture, anitques, file cabinets, xmas decorations, craft supplies MUCH, MUCH MORE

Garage/ Moving Sale

3 Family sale Fri May 3rd 7-4 Sat May 4th 7-2 Household items, furniture, clothing, knick knacks, tools, much more! 12665 W. 83rd Way Arvada 80005 Moving Sale Friday & Saturday 26th and 27th 9-3 19758 Centerville Court Parker- Country Meadows Furniture, tables, bench, office furniture, bar & stools, lawn furniture, baking and kitchen supplies

Genesee Crossing Multi-Family Wide variety of great stuff! This Saturday, 5/4, 9-3. I-70 west to exit 254, turn right then the 2nd right into our neighborhood NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND! Cherry Knolls Neighborhood Southglenn/Centennial Arapahoe Rd & E. Nobles Rd 80+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, May 3 & 4 NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 3rd 8am-4pm and Saturday May 4th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233

Big Sale American Legion Post 178 1655 Simms St, Lakewood Sale dates will be Friday and Saturday May 3 & 4 from 9-5. Space rental is 10.00 additional $5.00 for table rental. Please contact Sheri Tucker 303.585.1841 for information. Saturday we will have Rocky Mountain Oysters plates and/or Catfish plates for sale for $6.00.

HUGE moving & garage sale! Furniture, art, housewares, and more! Sat. May 4th 9am-4pm Sunday, May 5th 10am-3pm 23112 Bay Oaks Ave. Parker

Estate Sales Huge Estate Sale

Tools, Furniture, Art, Kitchen items Downsizing- everything must go! Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3-5 12200 W. 35th Ave.Wheatridge, CO

7731 York Street, Denver Modern retro antique furniture, glassware, household items, clothing & more!

Appliances Appliance Trio for sale

Lawn and Garden 4' round Meadowcraft glasstop patio table, 5 chairs,cushions, Umbrella Great condition! ($500)

Household Goods 38x12x75" china cabinets, 23 Stag Horn frosted glasses, 15 brandy snifters, cranberry & gold different glasses $600 Marty (303)995-2995

$600.00 OBO Almond side-by-side fridge w/ice maker Dishwasher and oven/stove combo All in excellent working order We remodeled and they need a good home. Lone Tree/ Highlands Ranch Area 720-560-0273

Fine China 22k gold leaf pattern. Serves 12, extra pieces (75 total) $150 Gold flatware service for 8 including beautiful gold storage case. $75. Light wood rocking chair w/pad $25

Building Materials


Assorted Steel Bldgs

Ebice Cold Therapy system

$3.00 to $10.00 sq ft Closeout while they last Erection Information Available Source# 18X 800-964-8335

Flowers/Plants/Trees HAPPY TRANSPLANT GARDEN CLUB PLANTS SALE 2013 SATURDAY MAY 11TH 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM or until sold out Perennials*Annuals*Vegetables Parking Lot of Vectra Bank 3300 W. 72nd Avenue Westminster For additional info 303-423-2923

Furniture Quality used furniture, fair prices Entertainment Ctr solid oak 3pcs.$700 orig.$5,000 Sofa,teal plaid, 92"x39" $150; 2 Thomasville lite wood end tables with matching glass top coffee table $50 ea. Oak computer desk 60"x20" $60; pool table w/accessories, new,$900; queen mattress/box spgs. $50; 2 oak bar stools $25ea. All items in excellent condition. Castle Rock 303-973-2199.

FHA, USDA, Jumbo, and conventional, among others, and are among the top 10 retail FHA lenders in the U. S. today. n

comes with a right arm padded sling $500 or offer. 303-228-1986 evening

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell



Cats Needing loving home 2 spayed female short haired adult cats. Beautiful green eyes. Indoor/ Outdoor Call Sandy 303-989-8438 leave msg Would like to tray and keep them together

Dogs Dachshund Mini puppy

Girl, Chocolate/Tan, $400 Ready now (720)218-1676

RV’s and Campers


sleeps 9! One Owner. Bunkhouse floor plan with master queen private bedroom, 3 bunks in the rear. Storage under bed, couch and dinette convert to beds. Kitchen dinette, storage and oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, full tub/shower, foot flush toilet. Options include a/c, awning, jacks, TV antenna and cable hook up , gas/electric water heater and fridge, tub surround, outside shower. 720-425-5888 or

Wanted Olde English Bulldogge puppies IOEBA Registered $800.00 (620)664-4616

Autos for Sale 2000 A6 Audi Avant

Runs/Looks great 190,000 miles. Reduced $2000 for quick sale Marty (303)995-2995

96 Olds Regency Elite

Loaded, 72K actual miles, like new. $3500 (303)781-4054 Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicle is for sale: 01. 2008 Red Yamaha v star 1300 #006038 02. 1998 Silver Honda Civic #000729 03. 2000 Black Intrigue Oldsmobile #348685

Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


Wanted DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted Acme Brick Co.

Castle Rock plant, A national Manufacturer of brick products has 3 labor job opportunities. Equal opportunity employer, in a drug free work place Call Karen at 303-688-6951 opt 4.

Administrative Assistant PT

Assist small Real Estate firm, Green Mountain area. Hourly rate, no benefits. Send resume to PO Box 280281 Lakewood CO 80228

Administrative Assistant Busy Real Estate Office in Douglas County. Part-time . Must be Organized, Flexible, Have good Communication Skills. Call 303-865-5197 for more information.


FIRSTBANK Founders Parkway Branch F/T position for Teller, Includes Saturdays, $11.00/hr plus benefits. If interested please apply at: Founders Parkway Branch 4775 Front St., Castle Rock Visit us at Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Coordinator P/T:

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


Independent contract drivers needed to deliver flowers for Mother's Day holiday. Must use your own vehicle and provide MVR, insurance & license. Contact Mike at (720) 229-6800.

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Saturday May 4, 9AM to 5PM Sunday May 5, 9AM to 4PM Colorado Springs Event Center, Academy Blvd. and Palmer Par k. Colorado Springs CO. Prospector s Ser toma 719-630-3976

OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

HELP WANTED 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Lear n to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Tr uck. Ear n $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

Driver - One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quar ter ly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569

F RO M $ 34 ,18 1 Br a nd N ew F A CT O RY BU ILT HO M ES Construction to Perm Loans FHA / VA Loans 303-573-0067 Free Brochure, floor plans & price sheet



S o Colorado Li qu idation Sale! 60 acres - only $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 Rocky Mtn views. Sur veyed, utilities, low bank financing. Owner must sell! Call anytime 866-696-5263

ADOPTION - Happily married, natureloving couple wishes to adopt a baby. We promise love, laughter, education, and security. Expenses paid. (Se habla español.) 1-800-965-5617

Help Wanted

*Golf Operation Positions *Retail/Shop Attendants *Ranger/Player Assistants Great work environment For more information visit

Applications to Faye Whade

Heavy Equipment Mine Mechanic Harrison Western Construction a leader in underground mining construction for over forty years, has an openings for a Experienced Shop Mechanic, in Lakewood, CO Experience with mining equipment preferred, must be able to repair diesel equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics pumps, cylinders, able to weld. Maintain detailed, accurate and complete maintenance logs. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-placement drug screen and physical. Please email resume to HYPERLINK "" or fax to 303-237-9868.

Highlands Ranch CPA firm

seeking full-time Administrative Assistant. Prefer an outgoing, highly organized person with QuickBooks knowledge. Please e-mail your resume to

Part Time Snack Bar Position

Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Rita or Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon



Saturday May 4, 9AM to 5PM Sunday May 5, 9AM to 4PM Colorado Springs Event Center, Academy Blvd. and Palmer Par k. Colorado Springs CO. Prospector s Ser toma 719-630-3976

OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

Call Robin Sant at

303-566-4150 or email your contact information to: 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Lear n to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Tr uck. Ear n $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Car eer. FAA approved progr am. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR Reliable HELP Vehicle Necessary. WANTED / DRIVERS

Driver - One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quar ter ly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDLA, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569


FR O M $ 34, 181 Br and Ne w F A CT O RY B UIL T H OME S Construction to Perm Loans FHA / VA Loans 303573-0067 Free Brochure, floor plans & price sheet

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So Colorado Liquidation Sale! 60 a c r e s - o n l y $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 Rocky Mtn views. Sur veyed, utilities, low bank financing. Owner must sell! Call anytime 866-696-5263

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Kennel Tech:

Indoor/outdoor kennel chores. After school, weekends, holidays. Indiana & 72nd Ave. area. Call 8am-12 noon weekdays


LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Outside Sales

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.

We are growing & hiring • Professional Massage Therapist • Professional Hair Stylist • Professional Nail Tech

Expectations Salon

719-488-9203 Monument Booth Rent/Or Commission

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


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


Western Summit

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.

GREAT PAY!!! FT/PT sched. Cust. Sales/Service All Ages 17+ / Cond. apply. Littleton: 303-274-3608 Arvada: 303-426-4755 Lakewood: 303-274-8824 Aurora: 303-367-3422 Brighton: 303-659-4244 Castle Rock: 303-660-1550 Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently accepting applications for Temporary Part-time Mansion Event Crew. For application and details, visit our website at:


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ADOPTION - Happily married, nature-loving couple wishes to adopt a baby. We promise love, laughter, education, and security. Expenses paid. (Se habla español.) 1-800-965-5617



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Maintenance Tech 1

PROJECT MANAGER FOR INTERNATIONAL PKG DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT/ DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Two-Four years experience in project management necessary, degree necessary, work with sales staff, customers, and supply chain to manage large projects in the supply of retail packaging. Requires strong computer skills (Access experience desirable), strong organizational skills and must be detail oriented. Full time, salaried position. Salary history requested. E-mail resume to: Fax resume to: (303) 799-3560 attention Dave Dunwiddie Website: Dunwiddie Custom Packaging, Inc. 6341 S. Troy Circle Centennial, CO 80111

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Help Wanted

Enjoy working outside in beautiful surroundings? Castle Pines Metro District is looking for a positive, motivated, team oriented person to fill a Maintenance Tech 1 position. Duties include landscape maintenance; signage repair; storm drainage maintenance; water and sewer maintenance; snow removal; some OT. Must have 6 months to 1 year of experience, high school diploma or GED, valid CO driver's license and clean MVR. Full time (Monday-Friday), starting salary $30,000 per year + full benefits + retirement plan. Fax current resume to C. Frainier, 303-688-8339, or email to




House Cleaners

P/T, F/T. 25-35 hrs p/week M-F No weekends Pay up to $13 p/hr w/tips Paid travel time & mileage. A performance based monthly award program allows you to earn up an additional 7% of your monthly income.



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


- Network Support Engineers (131361) to configure policies on network firewalls, internet proxy servers, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS/IPS), and Network Access Control servers to protect Visa networks, assets and ensure compliance to corporate policies. Some travel may be required to work on projects at various, unanticipated sites throughout the United States.

County Club

WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE

Inovant, LLC, a Visa Inc. company, currently has openings in our Highlands Ranch, Colorado location for:

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



Full Time Teller Position

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

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

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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

Cleaning Five-Star Cleaning Service

20 years exp. Commercial/Residential/Construction Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Move Out $30/hour, 2 hour minimum Trustworthy & Reliable References Available Serving Wheat Ridge, Golden, Arvada & North Denver 720-384-4223




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Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

Concrete, Inc. Registered & Insured in Colorado.

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• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993 Pergolas

Fence Services BATUK FENCING

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

Cedar, Chain-link Install & Repair. Quality Work 10 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Sr. Discount. 303-750-3840


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Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303


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HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •


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

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Call Bernie 303.347.2303

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Rates On:

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

Garage Doors

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Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance

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Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.

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Jim Myers Home Repair FREE Estimates - Reliable, over 20 yrs. exp. Carpentry, Drywall, Deck Staining, Painting, Gutter Cleaning, Plumbing, Electrical & more 303-243-2061

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Lawn/Garden Services

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Weekly Mowing • Fertilization Aeration - 7/1000 sq.ft. 35/5000 sq. ft. Power Raking & Vacuuming - $85/5000 sq. ft. or $17/1000 sq.ft. water features • sprinklers $

30 Years Exp.


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Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.

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Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking

is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

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Lawn/Garden Services

Motorcycle Repair

Reasonable Rates:

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?

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


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

Call Frank





For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area


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Daughters Mary Jo (Sharon Kay White) and Lucille (Rachel Fowler), left to right, try to convince family matriarch Stella Gordon (Anne Oberbroeckling) to sell their property in “Dividing the Estate” at the Arvada Center. Photos courtesy of Arvada Center

Crossing the great divide Play addresses change, greed and the ties that bind

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amily dynamics, entitlement and changing times ... these are just a few of the themes tackled in Horton Foote’s darkly comic “Dividing the Estate,” which makes its regional premiere at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Black Box Theater. The play runs through May 26, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. on Wednesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. “The key is to find the balance between the comic and the human,” said director A. Lee Massaro. “I’m calling it a dramedy because it takes a look at death and how it affects people, and the greed that comes from trying to get what you need.” The story takes place in Texas in 1987 and focuses on the Gordons — a family that used to have considerable wealth, but now dividing up the only real asset the family has left — the 100-year-old family estate. Her three children — Mary Jo, Lucille and Lewis — have other ideas, and try to convince their mother to change her mind. Sibling rivalries and old resentments arise as each family member vies for a piece of the estate. “The children aren’t necessarily being greedy in the sense that they want as much as they can have,” Massaro said. “They’re really trying to get enough so they can get what they need, and maintain their lifestyles.”

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Sister Lucille (Rachel Fowler) and Mary Jo (Sharon Kay White) attempt to get over family politics to get money they need in “Dividing the Estate” at the Arvada Center. The family is also dealing with the changing world around them, including a wave of commercialization and the spread of strip malls and retail shops. Massaro said a lot of the joy in directing this show comes from Foote’s writing style and his familiarity with the region. “He has a great ear for the part of Texas he’s writing about, and it’s based on stories he’d heard,” she said. “You get a sense that the people are real.” In the first production of the play in 1989 Foote’s daughter Hallie played Mary Jo, and in that spirit Massaro’s 16-year-old

daughter Ella Tieze is playing Lewis’ girlfriend Irene Ratliff in this production. “She (Irene) is kind of a harbinger of the new world the family is dealing with,” Tieze said. “She’s from the new generation and a different class, and kind of goes against the family’s principals.” Tieze said working on the character — who is quite important, despite her limited stage time — has been a great challenge for her, and a way to learn about what makes a compelling character. Working with her daughter

has been an interesting experience, Massaro said, because it allows both to see the other in a different light. “As a parent I’m not sure that children always get to really see their parents do what they do, but she’s getting the chance to see me work here,” Massaro said. Tieze said that she finds her mother inspiring, and has a lot of respect for her, both as an artist and a strong woman, after seeing all the work she does. “It’s been really interesting to come from school straight here, because it’s a different environment, but I learn just as much here, so it’s just as valuable,” Tieze said. The family element that goes on behind the scenes mirrors what happens on stage. “There are so many generations in the show that there’s really something for every age here,” Massaro said. Tieze added that part of the play’s draw lies in its relatability. “This is a show about something that everyone can or will one day relate to,” she said. “It’s a family that can be nasty and dysfunctional, but the audience is going to recognize each character within their own family.” For tickets and more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit

Inside scoop: Oprah Winfrey, yes, that Oprah, will make a special appearance at Douglas County-based satellite company Dish Network’s annual retailer convention in San Antonio in mid-May. She’s supposed to be taping a 30-minute show during the event. Also entertaining during that event is comedian Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and the band Train. Team Summit — the name of the conference — will be held May 14-16. Oprah will make her appearance on May 14. Jill Arrington from Fox Sports will be co-hosting the entire week with Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of indirect sales for Dish. Don’t have details, but I’m told by a super-secret double-probation source that Oprah’s rider (meaning what she needs before and after her appearance) is crazy! Tons of diva-like demands. If I hear more, I will “dish” the deets.

Bonanno adds new pizzeria

Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno was set to open his latest joint, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, on April 27 at The Vistas at Park Meadows. It’s his first venture outside of Denver, and the 10th addition to his rapidly growing empire, which includes Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Bones, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Lou’s Food Bar, Russell’s Smokehouse and Vesper Lounge. Say what you want about Bonanno, but his record with successful eateries speaks for itself. Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will feature an open kitchen with an Italian wood-fire oven that will showcase pizza makers, cheese mongers and charcutiers. “The menu at Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria started as something simple — unifying standout items from Osteria Marco with some of our cherished appetizers from Luca d’Italia,” Bonanno said. “The entire menu represents the food I always look forward to sharing with my family.” Hours are 11 a.m. to close on Monday through Sunday with happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to www.

Oh, ick!

First Avenue Hotel and El Diablo and Sketch restaurant owner Jesse Morreale has far from come to terms with the city of Denver over alleged “safety violations” regarding his places of business. On April 25, Morreale lost yet another legal battle that said, barring improvements to the property, the city will have him shut down at First and Broadway on May 3. His attorney, David Foster, however, is fighting the order. For my part, I just hope that El Diablo stays open, because I think that space has been a real plus to that part of town. And executive chef Sean Yontz is the bomb (however you say that in Spanish) to that establishment. Stay tuned to this unfolding drama. Parker continues on Page 18

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Beer Fest coming to Jeffco

Beer lovers in Denver’s southern suburbs will love South Denver Beer Fest, an outdoor beer festival featuring more than 60 brewers from all over the nation. The festival will be May 4-5 at Clement Park in Jefferson County. Tickets — $40 advance general admission ($50 at the door) and $85 VIP ($90 at the door) — can be purchased at www. General admission is from 2-5 p.m.; VIPs will get early entry at 1 p.m. Clement Park is located at 7306 West Bowles Ave. Bring a canned food item for Carpenters Cupboard Food Bank and you will receive a free beer.

Lone Tree photo show returns

The Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale started on April 20, but runs through June 9, and visitors can view nearly 100 images from local and international photographers at the Lone Tree Arts

Center. More than 600 images from 214 photographers were entered for the show. Juror Weldon Lee said: “The number of great images submitted for this year’s Lone Tree art show was staggering, which made the jury process extremely challenging. Every category was packed with outstanding photographs.” Guests who attend the show can vote for the People’s Choice Award, which is awarded at the close of the show. For the first time, the show’s entries were divided into four categories: wildlife; digital art; nature and landscape; and people, places and travel. Each category will have first-, second- and third-place finishers and honorable mention. On May 18, Lee will present a photo seminar, “Photographing the Magical World of Wildlife,” from 3-6 p.m. Registration is $30 and is open to all levels of photographers. Photographers may register online at or by calling the LTAC box office at 720-5091000. Lee has traveled the world’s most exotic locations photographing wildlife and capturing their personalities on film. Lee’s work can be seen at the Denver Museum

of Nature & Science and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. His images also have appeared in magazines such as Mature Outlook, National Wildlife, Backpacker, National Parks Magazine, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Outdoor Photographer, Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic, and Nature Photographer.

Eco Devo Corp. rakes in award

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. was recently recognized for achievement in business retention as part of Business Facilities magazine’s 2013 Economic Development Awards Competition. Each year, Business Facilities selects the organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in the economic development industry, bringing measurable success in targeted economic development to locations they represent. The Achievement Awards put the spotlight on agencies and organizations that have established the best practices in their specified categories. For a complete list of winners, go to

Elbra gets well-deserved award

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The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce named Elbra Wedgeworth, the chief government affairs officer at Denver Health, the 2013 Athena recipient on April 25 at the Athena Award Gala. The Athena Award is given to an outstanding woman leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession. Plus she provides service to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential. Wedgeworth has had a remarkable and inspiring professional career as a government leader and public servant, and has

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Eavesdropping on a couple having wine at The Village Cork: The woman said, “Yes, you’re right.” The man replied, “Will you say that again, I’ll use it as my ring tone.” 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 303-619-5209.


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THURSDAY/MAY 2 TREE PLANTING Sixth-grade students from Peck Elementary and the Arvada parks department will celebrate Arbor Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with their annual tree planting at the Oak Park pavilion, 10530 W. 64th Place, Arvada. THURSDAY/MAY 2 THROUGH JULY HOST FAMILY The Rotary Club of

Golden is seeking a host family for a female exchange student from Slovakia. She will attend Golden High School for the 2013-2014 school year. The student is fluent in English. Basic requirements for a host family are to reside in the Golden High School area and to provide the student a safe and secure home environment with board and room. A host family is needed from late August to November. If you are interested, contact Don Hogue at or call 303-278-6594.


Richter American Legion Post 161 will have its roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 3, at American Legion Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Breakfast service starts at 6:45 a.m. Bring a family member, neighbor, coworker or friend. Call 303-424-0324 or email John Sharp at alp161@hotmail. com.

FRIDAY/MAY 3, MAY 9, MAY 27 LEGION EVENTS American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events: POST MEETINGS: 7 p.m. Thursday, 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: Ceremony is at 10 a.m. Monday, 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. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/MAY 3-4, MAY 10-11 THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a 12- to 18-year-old production of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit FRIDAY/MAY 3 TO MAY 19 LIFE X 3 11 Minutes Theatre Company presents “Life X 3” by Yasmina Reza. Do

you believe in déjà vu, or just wish that we could have a do-over? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, from May 3-19, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Email or call 720-333-3499 for reservations. Cash and checks only.

SATURDAY/MAY 4 WALK MS Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Walk MS, its premier fundraising event, on Saturday, May 4, at Denver City Park, 2001 Steele St., Denver. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact for information, or call 303-698-7470 ext. 2. FREE SCREENINGS Early detection of skin cancer is crucial. Skin cancer threatens the lives of an increasing number of Americans. This year, more than 1 million new cases will be diagnosed. However, when detected early, skin cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers. Appointments are required. The screenings are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Schedule your free screening by calling AnswerLine at 303-689-4595. 5K WALK/RUN The Excel-erator is a professionally timed family-friendly 5K run/walk to promote physical fitness at Excel Academy in Arvada and the surrounding community. The fundraising event, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, will help with the purchase of playground equipment at Excel Academy, 11500 W. 84th Ave., Arvada. The event also will serve as a qualifying wave time for this year’s BolderBoulder. Visit http:// to register. ORAL HISTORY Join the Arvada Historical Society from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for an oral history presentation at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave. Enjoy free munchies and beverages while listening to some Arvada High School faculty and students from 1972 as they talk about moving into the new building. Event is free and open to the public. Call 303-431-1261. DOG TRAINING Your choice dog behavior sessions are offered by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Let us know what you want to work on and know about. Registration required so that we can come to class with the tools and techniques to work with your dog. Request a registration form at Class is from 1:45-3:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. ORCHID CLASS Did you know many orchid bloom for months with little care? Fantasy Orchids in Louisville is offering a

free class at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, to teach anyone how to become an orchid expert. The orchid masters at Fantasy Orchids will also answer all questions. Guests will learn about the most popular orchid types as well as all anyone needs to know about orchid care. Guests are welcome to bring their plants to the class for evaluation. The greenhouse will also be open for exploration so come early or stay late and look around.

SUNDAY/MAY 5 MESA RUN Jefferson County Open Space has granted a permit to allow North Table Mountain to be open for a competitive trail race at the first Mesa Run, sponsored by Compass Montessori School in Golden. The event features a 10-mile run, a 5K trail run and a kids’ run/walk. Following the run, participants can enjoy the Mesa Festival with love music by Yo Mommas and Pappas, kids’ activities, a dog training demonstration, local food and more. Registration is open and space is limited. Visit SYMPHONY CONCERT The Jefferson

Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 60 years of making music with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. For tickets and more information, visit www. or call 303-278-4237.

BUFFALO BILL birthday The Buffalo Bill Museum will celebrate the 1883 birthday of Buffalo Bill at a celebration on Sunday, May 5, (the original Feb. 24 celebration was snowed out). The celebration will include a special tribute to the Native Americans who performed in his show. Admission to the museum and all planned activities will be free during this celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. For information, call 303-5260744 or visit CONCERT THE Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 60 years of making beautiful music with a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 303-278-4237. SUNDAY/MAY 5, JUNE 9 SKATING PARTY Lace’EmUpSkating

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MONDAY/MAY 6, MAY 20 GENTLE YOGA Living Water Spiritual Community will offer gentle body-mind yoga for beginners and those managing chronic pain at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Monday, May 20, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and

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concealed firearm into buildings covered by the ban. Law enforcement would also be excluded from its provisions. Secured

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TUESDAY/MAY 7 OPEN HOUSE Help your community decide what its local recreational needs are for the neighborhoods along the central Ralston Road corridor at an open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Arvada City Hall, in the Anne Campbell Room. The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community neighborhood association, with the help of the Arvada City Council and City Staff, are helping to guide the development, design and construction of a new recreational facility for the community that was once served by the Fisher Pool. See for information. LIFETREE CAFÉ The issue of racism will

be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “The Black and White Truth About Racism: Will We Ever Live in a Colorblind World?” features an exclusive filmed interview with Daryl Davis, a black man who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

TUESDAY/MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 FAMILY CAREGIVER workshops Are

you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about what causes dementia and the signs to watch for a free Alzheimer’s family caregiver workshops from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May at Home Instead Senior Care, 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Call 303-389-5700; RSVP by the Friday before the workshop you want to attend.

WEDNESDAY/MAY 8 POTLUCK/PROGRAM THE Foothills Genealogical Society will have a potluck and program Wednesday, May 8, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. The potluck will start at noon, and the regular program, “Researching Back Before 1850,” presented by Carol Darrow, starts at 1 p.m. KEYBOARD CONVERSATION Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The final concert of the 25th anniversary season is “Dance: Waltzes, Marches, Polkas, and Tangos!” For tickets and additional information, call the Arvada Center box office at 720-8987200 or go online to www.arvadacenter. org/on-stage. Your Week continues on Page 20

‘I am,’ who you are without layer involved to be manifest. That’s when I say look into your heart and examine what’s inside. It’s the deepest part of meditation.” Sean Harper, who works in the construction industry, has been participating in Kline’s yoga nidra class for about two years. “I’ve been practicing yoga for about 16 years, and yoga nidra was new to me,” Harper said. “It has a really relaxing aspect, and I sleep really well doing it. It really appeals to me.” Yoga nidra helps people relax greatly and is equal to three to four hours of sleep. Harper said he begins to feel the relaxing affects even as he is driving to Asana before class.

Nikki Rose, who has been practicing off and on for about a year, has seen the same results. “It really helps me with anxiety a lot,” Rose said. “It helps me relax, I sleep a lot better and it helps manage stress.” The best effects are seen with continued practice, Kline said. “It has a cumulative effect,” she said. “The more you do it, the more it helps you deal with issues.” Yoga nidra classes with Kline are at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Asana. Classes begin at $5 per class with various passes available. Yoga nidra classes are offered to veterans and first responders free of charge. For more information, visit www.

facilities, such as the county courthouse, would continue to ban all firearms. “Someone coming in, intent on doing harm, a sign isn’t going to stop them,” District 3 County Commissioner Donald Rosier said. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe said he is more concerned about

open carrying of a firearm being used for intimidation of county staff. “The visual idea of a gun being carried into any public place would be disturbing to me. If I saw somebody walk in here with a gun, I would push the panic button,” District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin said during the meeting.

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THURSDAY/MAY 9 AWARDS CEREMONY The Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at its spring awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. In addition, the Arvada Police will recognize second-graders from Arvada elementary schools who participated in the fifth annual Police Officer Appreciation coloring content. The ceremony is open to the public; the event is free, and coffee and desserts will be served immediately following the ceremony. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/MAY 9-10, MAY 16-17 GOLDEN HS events Golden High School presents One Act

Plays by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. The school’s music department presents its pops concert at 7 p.m. May 16-17. All events are in the auditorium at the

high school. For information about the events, or tickets, contact Angela Becker at

older children are welcome.


and saving money put a smile on your face? Then the place to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 is Olde Town Arvada for the first Sustain Arvada Festival. Celebrate community successes as we showcase examples of resource conservation and teach ways to practice conserving in your daily life.


Foundation plans a bowling fundraiser from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Western Bowl, 10000 Ralston Road, Arvada. Proceeds will go toward supporting scholarships and programs for Arvada West students. For one price, you can enjoy 2 games of bowling, shoes included. Reservations are recommended by April 26. Email for reservations, or visit www. for information.

MOVIE SHOWING “The War,” starring Kevin Costner as a Vietnam War vet who deals with a rivalry between his son and another group of children, will show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Living Light of Peace, 5925 Miller. The movies was rated PG-13 in 1994. Movie is free; adults, teens, and

SUSTAIN ARVADA Does the idea of conserving resources

CHILDREN’S TEA Celebrate Mother’s Day with your children or grandchildren by introducing them to the luxury of a first-rate tea party. Arvada Historical Society presents A Children’s Tea at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Each guest will receive a gift of a new or vintage hanky. Prepaid reservations are required. Call 303-431-1261 to make your reservation. COMING SOON/MAY 11-12 POTTERY SALE Potters for Peace will have its annual pottery sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and

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from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 W. Cedar Drive, Lakewood. Visit Volunteers and donations of pots are needed. For information, contact Sue Howell at

COMING SOON/MAY 14 MOMS LUNCHEON Colorado Women’s Connection plans its Moms of All Ages luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458 for reservations. Visit SPAIN FROM its heights as the dominant country in the world in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. The free program will be at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP required.

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ent Swindle is used to seeing bent elbows, but his customers are holding books, not throwing back a cold one. “Sometimes I feel like a bartender. We have people who come in and tell us their whole life story, but it’s a great place to come and talk.” That’s how Swindle, owner of the Book Stop in Wheat Ridge, describes owning an independent book store today. Swindle is one of the last of a dying breed, one that has been decimated by the economy, a shift to electronic means of not only for ordering books, but reading them as well. With Barnes & Noble as the only real, boots-on-the-ground competition since Borders folded in 2011, surviving in the market hasn’t gotten any easier for independent shops. Yet, some stores do remain, and those who work there have built up an extremely loyal customer base by becoming experts on books and customer service and by trading in cheaper used books and hard-to-find titles.

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“You can’t beat us book people down. We treat every book like a sacred individual,” said Dave Harrison, who has worked at Black and Read in Arvada for almost seven years. “Our expertise is what makes us better than chains.” While most independent book stores mainly feature used books, it is still important to meet customer demand on current popular titles — from “50 Shades of Grey” to the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin. Customer relationships help bookstore owners/managers know what to order when it comes to popular titles. “We try to get in what people are looking for, and if there are popular titles we have people looking for often. We can order them from other independent

Angelika Behrooz and Wayne Leanza own The Book Cranny in Arvada. The store thrives on customer service and using the internet to find rare books. Photos by Clarke Reader sellers,” said Wayne Leanza, co-owner of the Book Cranny in Arvada. Ignoring the online markets would be a mistake, but these shops are using it as a tool. “We started out selling books online, so we’re very aware of the prices being charged for books, and price accordingly,” said Leanza. Book Cranny co-owner Angelika Behrooz said that the shop will even do ordering online for people who would rather not do it themselves. “Some people don’t know how to find these cheaper books, don’t want to put their credit card information online or just don’t want to take the time to do it,” she said. “We’re happy to do the ordering for

the people who would rather not.” While Black and Read, the Book Stop and Book Cranny don’t have near the space that a Barnes & Noble does, they all make up for it by maximizing the space they do have. Any customer who walks into the shops will be astounded by the sheer volume of books in the space, with shelves following every contour and wall. Since all three shops buy books from individuals — some offer cash, some trade credit — the inventory is constantly changing, making frequent visits a good idea if a shopper wants to snatch up new titles. Each store carries an equally impressive range of genres. “We know many of the older


Locations of independent bookstores in the west Jeffco region. Map by Lindsay Lovato

Black and Read 7821 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003 303-467-3236 The Book Cranny 7580 Grant Place Arvada, Colorado 80002 303-420-7765

The Book Stop 10840 W 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-425-4960 Paperback Patti’s 2060 Youngfield St. Lakewood, CO 80215 303-274-1911

men like the Westerns, and we have plenty of romances for women, but we also carry a lot of mystery-thrillers,” Swindle said. “There are so many genres out there, and we have something for everyone.” Book collectors who are looking for hard-to-find titles can spend hours going through the collected rarities at the stores. At Black and Read one is likely to find Stephen King novels on one shelf, and old hardback copies of “The Complete Set of Roman Drama” or three-volume set of “The Life of Samuel Johnson.” While the actual stock and layout is different in each shop, the attitude is the same — care about the books and care about the customers. “It’s a good job because the people who come into bookstores always make for good conversation,” Harrison said. Talking to customers about their favorite books is one of the best parts of the job, according to Behrooz. “We’re very available for customers and we love to suggest books,” she said. “We want people to feel welcome to come and browse and chat with us.”


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Pomona and Lakewood are both looking to get out of the middle of the pack of 5A Jeffco. Photo by Danny Williams

Collins hurls complete game; Lakewood pounds Pomona Yet it is the Panthers that are still in play for league title By By: Daniel Williams ARVADA - Both teams are fighting to get out of the middle of the pack of the 5A Jeffco standings but just one team helped thcause. Lakewood went on the road and defeated Pomona 15-2 Saturday at Bart Mapps Field. The Tigers erupted for 15 runs off 18 hits scoring six runs in both the fifth and seventh inning. However, what will go unappreciated because of all of their offense was the pitching effort of Lakewood sophomore

Danny Collins who threw a complete game giving up just two runs on four total hits. “We showed today what kind of team we can be but it is on us to come out every game and play the way we played today,” Collins said But Pomona actually led early in the action. The Panthers struck first getting a run in the first inning and then another in the third. “We looked good early, we were competing and then the wheels just kind of came off,” Pomona coach E.J. Mapps said. “This is just one of the games you want to forget and then get back to work.” The Tigers roared later in the action getting six runs in the fifth inning. Senior Matt McMillan went 3-for-5 and scored twice, and senior Riley Collins went 3-for-5 scor-

ing three times and then driving in three more. “We know we are a good team, and today everything went our way. But we need to still find ways to win when things don’t necessarily go our way,” Lakewood coach Derrick Patterson said. Still, Pomona remains atop Lakewood in 5A Jeffco standings. Pomona (6-9, 2-2) doesn’t have as good of an overall record as Lakewood (8-7, 2-3), but the Panthers 2-2 league record is one game better than the Tigers 2-3 record. Pomona has dropped back-to-back league games but had won four of its previous five games. “We have shown we can play with anybody in our league but have also shown we can be beat by anybody. We need to find

some consistency and finish our season strong,” Mapps said. Lakewood is 4-4 over its last eight games winning one game and then losing the next over that stretch. However, the Tigers have displayed the kind of offensive power that gives them the chance to compete with even the most explosive offenses. But it is Pomona despite its unflattering overall record that sits just one game out of first place in 5A Jeffco behind Standley Lake, Ralston Valley and Chatfield who are all 3-1 in league play. Pomona will host Standley Lake Thursday at 4 p.m. in what will be a critical league game. Lakewood will host Standley Lake Saturday at 4 p.m.

Green Mountain Rams remain perfect after big win at Arvada A-West heating up; Alameda searches for first win By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Green Mountain girls’ soccer kept a record perfect with a 10-0 victory Thursday at Arvada High School. Senior Kelsey Delanber and sophomore Jenn Brunsdon each scored twice and each recorded an assist for Green Mountain. The Rams (8-0-1, 4-0-1) now trail only Evergreen who is 6-0 in 4A Jeffco standings. Arvada (2-7-2, 0-5-0) is still looking for its first league win and its first win in over a month. The Bulldogs will play at Thornton Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Green Mountain plays at Lakewood Thursday at 3:30 p.m.


D’Evelyn girls’ soccer kept a hot streak

alive with a 10-0 victory over Alameda Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Senior Kerry Carmody and junior Emily Garnier each scored a pair of goals for the Jaguars who have won four straight games. Alameda continues to struggle and is having a season that couldn’t end soon enough. The Pirates were very competitive early in the season but have struggled over the past month. Alameda (0-12-1, 0-5) will wrap up its season Wednesday when it plays Arvada at 6 p.m. at LMF. D’Evelyn (6-4-2, 4-2) will play Arvada West Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.


Arvada West girls’ soccer continued its winning ways beating rival Pomona 4-1 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. A-West junior Amy Hayes scored twice and added an assist and sophomore Annika Hills scored as well. The victory was

the Wildcats fourth in a row. The loss for Pomona was its first after back-to-back ties. After five straight losses the Panthers went unbeaten in three consecutive games before the loss on Friday. Pomona (3-6-2, 1-4-1) will play Ralston Valley Friday at 4 p.m. at NAAC. Arvada West (9-2-1, 4-1-1) will play D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m. at NAAC.


Ralston Valley got a critical 5A Jeffco league win beating Standley Lake 3-2 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs recorded two first half goals and then added one more in the second half to secure a victory that will be key to figuring out a league champion. Sophomore Kasee Horton and junior Janelle Feldmann each scored for Ralston Valley. The Mustangs (9-3, 5-1) will play Pomona Friday at 4 p.m. at NAAC.


Faith Christian was St. Mary’s Academy’s equal in a 1-1 tie Friday at St. Mary’s Academy. St. Mary’s struck first scoring a first half goal before the Eagles tied the action in the second half with senior Sara Magnuson’s goal. Senior Caroline Jenkins recorded four shots on goal for Faith Christian (8-5-1, 4-31) but the Eagles were forced to settle for a tie.


Wheat Ridge girls’ soccer got its second consecutive blowout victory beating Alameda 10-0 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Wheat Ridge freshman Susan Whitney and Nikki Strickler each scored twice and senior Macee Broer recorded three assists. The Farmers 10-0 victory comes just one day after they defeated Arvada 10-0 on Wednesday. Wheat Ridge (10-2-1, 4-1-1) will wrap up its regular season when its hosts Cheyenne Mountain Thursday at 4 p.m.



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Farmers stay in mix for 4A Jeffco league title Green Mountain stays alive too; D’Evelyn wins again By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD - Wheat Ridge’s offense went nuts in a 14-0 victory Saturday at Arvada High School. Senior Tyler Kubasta homered and sophomore Dante DeCarlo went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs helping fuel a seven-run first inning for the Farmers. The victory was the fourth in a row for a Wheat Ridge team that is still fighting for a 4A Jeffco league title. The Bulldogs are trying to snap a four-game skid. Arvada (3-8-1, 1-7) will host Golden Thursday at 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge (6-6, 5-3) will play at D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m.


After struggling early this season Arvada West has rebounded with the help of a 7-4 victory Wednesday at Ralston Valley High School. A-West recorded five fifth innings led by junior Justin Mulvaney who went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Wildcats have now won three of their past six games after starting the season winless in their first six games. The loss was a rare one for a Mustangs team that has won five of its last six games. Ralston Valley (10-5, 3-1) will host Pomona Saturday at 9 a.m. A-West (4-10-1, 2-3) will play at Frederick Thursday at 4 p.m.


Green Mountain kept its league title hopes alive with a 9-2 win over Alameda Thursday at Green Mountain High School. The Rams got three runs in the first inning and then two more in the second and used those runs to run away with the game offensively. Green Mountain sophomore Cole Shetterly went 3-for-4 scoring twice and driving in two runs. Alameda senior Jorge Gonzalez went 1-for-3 and scored a run. The Pirates (3-10, 1-7) will host Evergreen Thursday at 4 p.m. Green Mountain (8-5, 6-2) will play at Conifer Thursday at 4 p.m.


D’Evelyn remained frontrunners to win a 4A Jeffco league title with a 13-3 victory over Golden Saturday at

D’Evelyn senior pitcher Nate Sylvester is helping the Jaguars in a quest for a league title. Photo by Danny Williams D’Evelyn High School. Senior Luke Stratman homered as a part of his 3-for-3 day that included three RBI. Senior Pat Johnson went 2-for3 scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs. The Jaguars have now won three straight games since losing to Wheat Ridge — their only loss of the season. Golden sophomore Paul Richy went 1-for-2 with two RBI. But since winning three straight games they have now dropped three in a row. Golden (5-8, 4-4) will play at Arvada Thursday at 4 p.m. D’Evelyn (12-2, 7-1) will host Wheat Ridge Thursday at 4 p.m.

SAINTS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER Jefferson split a doubleheader with KIPP Denver Collegiate winning game one 7-5 before losing game two 16-15 Saturday at Jefferson High School. The victory was Jefferson’s first in over a month and de-

spite the game two loss the team scored at least three runs in all four of the first innings of the game. In addition, despite the loss in game two the Saints 15run effort was their most productive offensive effort this season. Jefferson (2-12, 2-7) will play a doubleheader Monday at Denver Science & Tech Stapleton at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

EAGLES SOAR AGAIN Faith Christian got its 12th straight victory with an 11-4 in over Bishop Machebeuf Saturday at Faith Christian High School. The Eagles playing from behind recorded 11 combined runs in the fourth, fifth and six inning of the game. Senior Tyler Deven went 2-for-5 with three RBI and junior Spencer Mochal went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Faith Christian (13-1, 12-0) will host Eaton Monday at 4 p.m.

What you donate in Arvada, stays in Arvada. On Saturday May 11, 2013 our community will participate in one of the largest single-day food drives in the world. Thanks to our local Arvada Letter Carriers, what you donate here in Arvada will stay in our community to help our neighbors in need. On May 11th, place your food donations outside by your mail box by 10:00am. Your postal carrier or one of our volunteers will pick up throughout the day. Our goal this year is 55,000 pounds.

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Half of car-theft duo enters a guilty plea Staff Report The driver in a bizarre high-speed chase on Interstate 70 in January was in Jefferson County court on April 23 where she pleaded guilty to felony aggravated motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding. Bridgette Sandoval, 28, is believed to have been trying to aid her boyfriend to escape in a stolen car. According to officials, on Jan. 15, Colorado State Patrol officers near Georgetown were notified to be on the lookout for a BMW stolen in Silverthorne. They began to follow a man driving a BMW matching that descrip-

tion, and noticed a gray Chevrolet, driven by Sandoval, pull in behind the BMW. Troopers began to follow more closely and as they approached Idaho Springs, the cars Sandoval were going 110 mph. Troopers called for assistance and made several attempts to stop the cars as they proceeded weaving recklessly in and out of traffic on I-70. At one point they stopped the pursuit out of public safety concerns. Sandoval, driving the Chevrolet, and the BMW continued driving in excess of 100 mph through some sections of roadway with posted speed limits of 55 mph. The Chevrolet, which was later identified as having been stolen from

Waco, Texas, eventually crashed at the Denver West exit from I-70 near a private office complex. According to court documents, Sandoval went inside one of the buildings, put on janitor clothes from a supply closet, and pulled the fire alarm. She was arrested by police outside the building. She initially told investigators that she had been forced by strangers to take drugs and drive. Sentencing for Sandoval has been set for June 3. She could face up to nine years in prison. The stolen BMW is believed to have been driven by Christopher Villa, 29, who evaded Colorado law enforcement, but was arrested two weeks later in Waco. He was charged with multiple felonies, including theft and evasion.

ARVADA POLICE BRIEFS Construction manager reports stolen air conditioner 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, police report made via telephone A construction manager made a police report via telephone that the air conditioner from a newly constructed townhome in the 6200 block of Orion Court was stolen. The manager noticed the air conditioner was missing after he went into the townhome and noticed it was cold inside. He went down to the basement and found the furnace dismantled and saw parts leading to the air conditioner missing. He then went outside and saw the air conditioner was missing; it was stolen sometime between Nov. 30, 2012 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18, 2013. The manager estimated it would cost about $2,645 to replace the air conditioner and repair the furnace.

Unknown person tries to kick in front door of new resident

9:51 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 6600 block of Depew Court Police were called to a residence after an unknown person tried to kick down the door of the home.

The resident, a woman who recently moved into the home, was in her basement when she heard a thud outside at about 9:35 p.m. She thought a box fell as she was still unpacking. About 15 minutes later, she went upstairs and saw her front doorframe was cracked and footprints on her door. Both her front and back doors were locked. Police took photos of the damage as evidence and searched the area for suspicious people, but found none. The woman said several upset people had come to her new residence looking for the previous owner, but she had no information about the previous owner.

Man’s bike stolen from garage while door was open 3:06 p.m. Friday, April 5, 6400 Independence Way A man’s bicycle was stolen from his garage while the door was left open for about an hour. The victim was helping his roommate pack his car at about 3 p.m. April 4, at which time he saw his bike to be in the right place. The man then went into his home and sat on his

couch while working for about an hour and left the garage door open. He told police he can see street activity from his couch and did not see anyone enter his garage. At about 4 p.m. he shut his garage door, but did not notice if his bike was still there or not. The bike was leaning against the south wall of the garage in between two other bikes. The man told police he believes his bike was stolen between 3-4 p.m. April 4. The bicycle is a black and white 21.5-inch Access Raptor 3.0 with Mobster tires with yellow writing. There is also a “2ND St.” sticker near the fork tube. No other items were missing and police did not find any signs of forced entry or finger prints.

Snowblower stolen after left in front of home near garage

10 p.m. Friday, April 5, police report made via telephone A man’s snowblower was stolen from in front of his house by an unknown suspect. The snowblower, valued at $450, was left near the man’s garage in an area that was not fenced in or had restricted access. At about 4:30 a.m. on April 5, the man woke up when he heard the sound of a truck’s tailgate slam shut and heard a vehicle speed away. At 7 p.m. that evening, he saw his snow-

blower was missing. The man said he believes the people in the truck stole his snowblower. Police told him to submit the serial number of the snowblower to police to be filed with the report. There are no suspects in the theft.

Softball equipment valuing nearly $300 stolen from vehicle

7:01 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 5000 block of W. 62nd Avenue Nearly $300 in softball equipment was stolen from a woman’s car between 10 p.m. April 6 and 6:40 a.m. April 7. At 6:40 a.m., a woman found someone had stolen her daughter’s softball equipment from her 2009 silver Ford Escape when she saw the two driver’s side doors partially open. The rear passenger row had been lowered and her daughter’s softball bag was missing. In the bag were two pink softball bats, a black bat bag, a black softball helmet, five softballs, a bat hook and red Under Armour batting gloves. The woman said the unknown suspect overlooked an iPod and other valuables and there was no damage to the vehicle. There is no suspect information and fingerprints could not be taken from the scene.

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