May 30, 2013
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 9, Issue 1
Second recall effort fizzles Democratic lawmakers targeted for ouster By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org It looks like another effort to recall a Democratic state lawmaker could end up failing. Organizers who were seeking to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, are suspending their signature-gathering efforts, according to an email obtained by Colorado Community Media on May 22.
Organizers told recall volunteers in the email that they are making a “strategic decision” to suspend their efforts to recall Hudak, so they could focus on the ongoing recall efforts aimed at state Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, both of whom are Hudak Democrats. The organizers said in the email that they intend to “restart” their petition efforts against Hudak after they are successful in their recall attempts against Morse
and Giron. However, the clock is ticking on that effort. Organizers only have until June 10 to submit more than 18,000 recall petition signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. “The problem is, they pretty much have poisoned the well at this point,” said Arvada resident Dave Palm, who supports the recall effort against Hudak. Palm said it would be difficult to match the effort’s early energy and then come back to it again, after efforts have been suspended. Votes on gun-control bills are the primary motivation behind the recall ef-
forts focused on four Democratic legislators: Hudak, Morse, Giron and Rep. Mike McLachlan of Durango. A recall effort against McLachlan died on May 21, after organizers failed to submit enough signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office by that day’s deadline. Hudak was the sponsor of Senate Bill 197, which places gun restrictions on domestic violence offenders. The bill passed the General Assembly without any Republican support, and is awaiting Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature. Hudak also voted for House Bill 1224, Hudak continues on Page 23
County to limit open carry
Ordinance passed to limit display of guns in some locations By Glenn Wallace
Jeff Gage, center, with the Arvada Community Food Bank, builds a pallet of frozen food for the organization. All the food was donated by Elephant Talk. See story on Page 3. Photo by Clarke Reader
School-finance overhaul signed by governor Fate of measure will be in hands of voters By Vic Vela
vvela@ourcoloradonews. com Colorado public schools are a step closer to a major funding overhaul after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a new school finance act that proponents say would provide a long-overdue modernization of an antiquated school funding formula for classrooms across the state. But the governor’s signature May 21 doesn’t make the reform measure a done deal. Voters must give the goahead to the legislation’s price tag of about $1 billion in new taxes, something Republican lawmakers are sure to rally against in the fall. If a vote falls short this November, the
‘This bill really positions Colorado to be the national leader in terms of school reform, in terms of school effectiveness.’ Gov. John Hickenlooper proposal could come back for funding votes through 2017. Hickenlooper, who was flanked at the Capitol billsigning by legislative co-sponsors of Senate Bill 213, dubbed the “Future School Finance Act,” hailed the legislation as a way to “allow Colorado to vault to the top of every state” when it comes to school financing and transparency. “This bill really positions
Colorado to be the national leader in terms of school reform, in terms of school effectiveness,” Hickenlooper said. The legislation would mark the most sweeping change to the state’s school finance formula that’s been seen in decades. The act would fund full-day kindergarten, provide preschool for at-risk children and would increase needs-based
programs for special education students and children who are learning English. The legislation also would provide more funding for students who are involved in gifted and talented school programs. The bill would give school districts greater flexibility in being allowed the opportunity to have longer school years and school days, if they choose to do so. The bill also is expected to increase per-pupil funding for most school districts across the state by way of a funding system that supporters say is a more equitable way of divvying up money. Under the new formula, the state would determine how much revenue individual school districts are able to raise, with the state backfilling Funding continues on Page 23
The open carrying of a gun into some Jefferson County facilities may soon be prohibited, after the Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 at the May 21 public hearing to approve an ordinance to ban “open carry” firearms in certain locations. District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier cast the opposing vote, citing support for the second amendment. “This (ordinance) would allow the sheriff to conduct annual vulnerability assessments to determine which buildings it would be appropriate to have this ban in effect,” county attorney Writer Mott said during the hearing. Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink also helped present the ordinance, that his department helped propose after a couple of recent incidents involving people bringing weapons in to county office space, causing a disruption. Mink said the ban was intended to be implemented only in offices where county department heads had requested it. These offices are places where “a high level of anxiety, and anger, or frustration” may occur. He said so far, the District Attorney’s office, a couple human services locations and the sheriff’s department building were on the initial list to consider a ban. “Obviously, open carry does create a disruption for county staff in some of those buildings,” Mink said. Open carry-banned areas would have to be well marked, to comply with state law which allows for open carry in public places. The open carry ban would not prohibit those with a concealed carry permit from bringing in a firearm. “Until this item showed up I did not realize it was lawful for anyone to openly carry a firearm in county buildings,” Jeffco resident Jim Engelking said during the public hearing. He added that he would like to see the ban extended to all county buildings. Lakewood resident and firearms instructor Aaron James Brown took a different view, expressing concern that the Ban continues on Page 23
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Graduation isn’t just matter of degrees A week ago, Ana Elfring, 18, graduated from high school. The event wasn’t particularly emotional — she was ready to move on, the diploma the required bridge to a university education and her future. Two weeks ago, T.J. Sweetin’s grandfather solemnly handed him a folded American flag that had flown over the state Capitol; his parents proudly pinned the rank of second lieutenant onto his dress blue uniform. A college degree in hand and four years of ROTC behind him, the 21-year-old was, officially, finally, a Marine. Around the same time, Ellen Theis exuberantly accepted her English degree, six years after beginning it — and more than 30 years after her first literature class — on the day before her 52nd birthday. “I would call it a milestone,” Theis said, “and a dream come true.” The school year’s end marks one of life’s milestones, the ritual of graduation, an acknowledgment of accomplishment, a rite of passage from one point in life to another, wrapped in assorted ribbons of meaning. Educational achievements aren’t the only milestones that become defining pieces of our stories. There are first drivers’ licenses, first jobs, 25th wedding anniversaries and 50th birthdays. They seem to impart needed stamps of approval on life’s timeline. Interestingly, studies show countries with well-established cultural rites of passage — “very distinct before and afters” — tend to have lower crime rates in young adulthood, said Kim Gorgens, an assistant professor of psychology at University of Denver. Just as compelling, added Gorgens, is the mind’s ability to hold onto noteworthy memories about ourselves. “We have this natural tendency to be storytellers,” she said. “The autobiographical episodic memory is particularly resis-
tant to decay. … As we are losing our capacity to define ourselves, the last thing to go is our recall for significant events. It has a natural buoyancy.” Perhaps that’s because they can be among our happiest times. For Ana Elfring, these moments are more a series of steppingstones than milestones. Her 4-foot-11 slight frame belies a fierce strength. Determined to gather the resources needed to get herself to University of Colorado at Boulder, she navigated the financial aid maze on her own, securing several scholarships and a work-study grant. “It makes me feel really accomplished,” Elfring says of her successful effort to pay for college. “It’s like a weight off my shoulders.” She is most excited about the independence to choose what her day will look like, from what she eats to when she studies to what she does for fun. She plans to study biology and considers that graduation from college will, perhaps, mean more than her high school steppingstone. “I like to live more in the present than looking forward to something,” Elfring says. “But just because I’m not as goaloriented doesn’t mean that I don’t strive to succeed. It’s just that I don’t look at things as `Well, at this point I should have achieved this much.’ I just kind of do my
best as I’m going and see where it takes me. And, so far, I’ve been taken to pretty decent places. I’m going to the school I want to go to. I have friends and I have a job. So I’m pretty happy.” Thomas Joseph Sweetin is a tall, adventurous young man called T.J. after his namesake, his great-grandfather. His father’s job with the Drug Enforcement Administration moved the family around the country and instilled a love for change and excitement of the unknown. He likes to look forward and mark the big moments. Earning an international affairs degree from CU was definitely more meaningful than receiving a high school diploma for Sweetin. “College was different because I put so much work into it,” he says of days that involved not only academic studies but also hours of training and community service for the 100 students in ROTC. But the greater milestone, he says, is being commissioned into the Marines. “So many of my friends were upperclassmen, and we saw them graduate and get deployed, and you’re counting down the days to that,” Sweetin says. “When you’re a freshman, it feels so far off. You’re kind of waiting … for that day. The entire culmination of that whole college career is summed up in the one commissioning day.” In October, Sweetin heads to Quantico, Va., for six months of basic officer training. The next benchmark, he says, will be deployment. “It feels really good,” he says. “Life — it’s exciting. I’ve been ready for a while to get on with it.” On a recent Sunday morning, at the athletic field of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Ellen Theis hurled her dark blue cap into the air in exultation. A wife and mother who describes herself as a “why not?” person, she had always felt “less than” without a college degree.
The achievement filled her to brimming. “When it really hit was when I picked up my cap and gown,” she says. “It was very surreal. It was joyous. … I was struck wordless by the profound feeling of satisfaction and deep pride in myself.” The journey had been long and circuitous. After high school, without encouragement or financial resources for higher education, Theis worked odd jobs and became a hairdresser. Children and family then became priorities. But hovering in the back of her mind, always, was a yearning for school: “I wanted to learn about James Joyce and Shakespeare, and I wanted always to know more.” Over the years, through four colleges and three states, she took a course here and there. At 46, when she saw friends pursuing degrees, she decided she could do it, too. She started with one course a semester and kept adding until she was juggling four at once. And on graduation day, she proudly hung a blue-and-gold cum laude cord around her neck. She briefly considered not attending commencement. Then she realized if she walked away, the moment might be lost. “It’s much sweeter,” Theis said, “when it’s not handed easily to you.” She needed to mark this passage well. So her dad and stepmother flew in from California. Her husband and daughters, 15 and 13, bore witness, too. After, she felt complete. “My ideal self,” Theis said, “has a degree.” And so ends this season of milestones. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at email@example.com or 303-5664110.
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Action Center, Elephant Talk distribute food Event shares 90,000 pounds of food with community By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org The Action Center was the hub for 12 other food pantries to collect their share of more than 90,000 pounds of frozen food on Wednesday, May 22. Working with Elephant Talk — a local nonprofit obtains food from grocery stores and markets and delivers it to local pantries for free — volunteers and staff at the center helped pantries like the Arvada Community Food Bank, Denver Rescue Mission and Metro CareRing stock up on frozen food including blueberries, potatoes and bacon. “The importance of days like this is on multiple levels,” said Mag Strittmatter, executive director for the center. “Elephant Talk is a wonderful provider of food for an entire network of pantries, and this is a demonstration of how collaboration is for all of us.” Randy Harris, Elephant Talk co-founder with his wife Sandy Sommers, founded the organization about five years ago, after they both saw a need for children and families
A full pallet of frozen food is loaded into the Arvada Community Food Bank’s truck for delivery at the Action Center on May 22. Photo by Clarke Reader who don’t get enough food. “We use big commercial refrigerated
trucks, and are the primary supplier to many of the largest pantries in the metro
area,” Harris said. “We deliver about 50 to 80 tons of food a week, and we’ve spent about a half million dollars from our own pockets into the organization.” Elephant Talk has built up relationships with wholesalers and grocery stores to obtain the food they need. According to Harris, a lot of the food Elephant Talk donates is dairy, produce and meats, which he said were severely lacking in most food donations. As cars from various food pantries rolled up to the Action Center, workers were able to pick out which items they needed, and create pallets full of food. Then volunteers helped them load up. Not all volunteers helping were with the Action Center, however. Teacher Tony Hughes and several of senior students from McLain High School were on hand to help build and load pallets for organizations. This kind of participation reinforces Strittmatter’s opinion of the day. “There is a whole tapestry of pantries and organizations willing to help, and all of this allows us to facilitate events like this so we can share the food,” she said. “This is a happy, happy day for everyone.” For more information on the Action Center, visit www.theactioncenter.org and for information on Elephant Talk, visit www.elephanttalk.org.
Law aims to keep jobs in Colorado Governor signs bill that GOP links to unions By Vic Vela
email@example.com Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 24 signed into law a state-contracting reform bill that aims to reduce the outsourcing of public works projects and penalizes employers who do not hire local workers or who buy foreign-produced materials. But it’s a bill that earned little legislative support from Republicans, who panned the legislation as another example of Democrats protecting unions over businesses. House Bill 1292, which Democrats dubbed the “Keep Jobs in Colorado Act,” reforms the bidding process for state work projects, such as highway construction. Bill sponsors say the legislation helps to ensure that Colorado taxpayer dollars are being spent on local workers. “This really was my number one priority coming into this legislative session,” said state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood. “We need to do everything we can to keep and create jobs in Colorado, and make sure our taxpayer dollars are being used as wisely as
possible.” Under the bill, state agencies would not only weigh bid costs from contractors, but also would take into consideration “best value” bids, which include factors such as the contractor’s employment practices, such as worker wages and benefits. The teeth in the act is in the enforcement of a law that’s been on the books for 80 years. Before the bill was introduced, there was a requirement that state-funded construction projects have a workforce that is made up of 80 percent of Colorado workers. For years, the requirement was rarely, if ever enforced, primarily because the penalty for employers who violated the law was jail time. Now, the bill creates a series of civil penalties that could eventually lead to contractor disbarment whenever that 80 percent threshold is not met. State agencies can waive the 80 percent rule if contractors can show there is not sufficient Colorado labor available for a project. The bill also requires many contractors to provide proof of the country of origin for materials used in projects, such as iron and steel.
The two state entities that will oversee enforcement of the bill’s provisions will be the Departments of Labor and Employment, and Personnel and Administration. Some contractors who testified during the legislative process raised concern their costs of doing business with the state would rise and that the bill’s reporting requirements would increase overhead. In fact, the General Assembly’s Legislative Council’s staff report on the bill states that “the new reporting required by the bill may increase contractor costs.” Republicans have criticized the bill as something that could actually reduce the number of contracting jobs and blasted it as having been spearheaded by unions. The AFL-CIO was a major driver of the legislation. “Whatever happened to the simple, ‘Hey, low bid? Qualified bidder? Sold?’” said Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, during a Senate debate earlier this month. “That’s good for the taxpayer.” But bill supporters believe there should be more to the process than just low bids. “A low bid may cost less, but at the end of the day, it may not be the best value for the taxpayer,” Kerr said. And bill sponsors disagree that this bill is
Gov. John Hickenlooper, shown at the State of the State address Jan. 10. File photo all about making unions happy. “I wasn’t trying to protect one kind of worker over the other,” said Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, D-Black Hawk. “I think the important thing is that local taxpayers are protected and that jobs stay here, at the end of the day.”
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Vesta Miller achieved quite a bit of success in Arvada politics several years ago, and she received a lot of help from her beloved husband Stan along the way. “He was such a strong supporter for me,” the former mayor said in a recent interview. “In the 1970s, there weren’t too many women who were on city councils, and he was there for me.” Stan Miller was more than the man behind the mayor. He was an active member of the Arvada community and a World War II veteran. Miller died on May 12 at the age of 88. Vesta Miller’s biography is well-documented, having served as Arvada mayor from 1979-1981 and 12 years the Arvada City Council during those decades. But Stan Miller preferred to work under the radar, away from politics. Shortly after moving to Arvada with Vesta in 1960, he became an active member of the Arvada Historical Society and was instrumental in the early-1970’s renovation of the Arvada Flour Mill. The mill earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places shortly after Miller’s renovation involvement. “It was a very terrible job that we took on,” said Arvada Historical Society founder Lois Lindstrom-
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JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY DA critical of Dunlap reprieve
Jefferson County DA Pete Weir released a statement last week criticizing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to grant a temporary reprieve to Nathan Dunlap who is on Colorado’s death row. In 1993, Dunlap walked into a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Aurora, where he shot and killed three teenagers and a mother of two. Weir said the decision is contrary to years of litigation at taxpayer expense, the unanimous decision of the 12-person jury in the case, and the supporting judgment of the judges and attorneys who found Dunlap to have received a fair trial. “The governor has, in effect, temporarily repealed the death penalty for just one person. In so doing, Gov. Hickenlooper has also created needless and significant uncertainty in other cases where the death penalty remains a factor. His decision has contributed significantly to the ongoing trauma to the victims’ family members.”
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Kennedy, a longtime family friend. “Stan was a stalwart to come in and help.” Miller was a certified public accountant for the Bureau of Reclamation, an active member of the A r v a d a U n i t e d Methodist Church, and a reguMiller lar golfer at Indian Tree Golf Course, who didn’t take himself too seriously on the links, Vesta Miller said. But, before any of this, Miller served our country as a B-17 ball turret gunner for the Army Air Corps in World War II. His last mission was in 1945, when he performed a food drop over Holland, near the end of the war. Vesta Miller said her husband’s death turned out to be a small “blessing,” considering that he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the last six years of his life. “But the thing I treasure is that Stan knew me long after he forgot other people,” said Lindstrom-Kennedy. “And that was very special to us.” As for Vesta Miller, she’ll never forget the impact her husband had on her life and on others. “He was a very kind person,” she said. “He was thoughtful, considerate and he loved his family. I couldn’t have done what I did in my life without his help.”
The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 at their May 28 meeting to approve the first reading of an ordinance to ban most marijuana-related businesses on unincorporated county land. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held at a future commissioners meeting. The ban, which covers production and manu-
facturing facilities, testing facilities, medical marijuana centers, and retail marijuana stores, will be in effect until February 1, 2015. At the same meeting, the commissioners gave approval to enact a six-month moratorium on businesses not specifically listed in the ban, including co-op marijuana grows, private grows, and Amsterdam-style coffee shops. Recreational marijuana was legalized by state voter approval of Amendment 64. Municipalities and the state are scheduled to have regulation and licensing rules in place for marijuana-related business by October. Municipalities and counties can opt to ban such businesses instead.
Horses seized in Morrison
On May 21, Jeffco Sheriff’s investigators and animal control officers served a search warrant at a Paso Fino horse rescue site in Morrison, and seized all 18 horses found on the property. Veterinarians on the scene determined the horses were in poor condition, with significant health issues, and suggested the seizure. Those responsible for the care of the horses face a multitude of possible charges to include misdemeanor cruelty to animals according to the Sheriff’s Department. Jeffco continues on Page 5
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MORE JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Whale of a book sale
The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host its annual Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale May 30 to June 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Admission to the sale is free. Booklovers can choose from 100,000 gently used books, DVDs, audiobooks and videos priced 50 cents to $2.50. Sunday is Bag Day where $6 buys as many items as will fit in a bag. The book sale is expected to generate more than $65,000, which will support of literacy programs for children and teens at JCPL, including the Summer Reading Club. To volunteer for the sale or for additional information, call 303-403-5075 or email friends@jeffcolibrary. org.
The Arvada Bulldogs participated in Arvada’s Fillup A. Can litter patrol program. The team picked up trash along The LIttle Dry Creek Trail from Thomas Elementary to Vance Street. Photo by Hugh Johnson
Arvada 7th-graders tackle litter By Hugh Johnson For a football team preparing to play a championship game, a day off might likely include lots of rest, watching film and discussing strategy. While the seventh-grade Arvada Bulldogs spring football team may have those things in mind, it spent the morning of Sunday, May 12, giving back to the community. Thirteen days before the team faces the Valor Christian Broncos for the BCS Bowl championship, the Bulldogs participated in Arvada’s Fillup A. Can litter patrol program. The program calls for volunteers to spend part of a day picking up litter along Arvada’s parks, creeks and streets. The Bulldogs covered Little Dry Creek Trail from Thomas Elemen-
tary to Vance Street. The team seemed to prove doing good for the city can be fun when they cheered on a teammate as he unearthed a rusted, mangled bicycle frame from the creek. Noah Engen, a linebacker and running back for the Bulldogs who was recently nominated to the National Juniors Honor Society, said the Fillup A. Can program is more important than sleeping in. “It shows how much we care for and support our city,” Engen said. Volunteers can select a route to clean up and then pick up bags, maps and safety vests from Arvada’s city hall. Fillup A.Can Days began on Earth Day, April 22, and conclude with the city’s Trails Day and Eco-Fair on the June 1. June 1 is also the day the Bulldogs take on the Valor Christian Broncos for
the spring season title. The Bulldogs are the No. 2 seed at 6-1. The Bulldogs only loss came at the hands of the No. 1 seeded Broncos who are undefeated. While good blocking and tackling fundamentals are part of the Bulldogs’ winning formula, the team seeks additional strength with the time they spend together off the field. The team has barbecues, skiing trips and a scavenger hunt that benefits the food bank. Chuck Bolejack, a coach for the Bulldogs, wanted to increase the team’s awareness of their community and environment. “I want them to be aware of the effect trash can have on the environment and realize that if everyone picked up after themselves they wouldn’t have to be here right now,” Bolejack said.
A prison escapee, who stole a vehicle and drove away from a minimum security correctional facility in Golden has been captured. Colorado Department of Corrections confirmed that Kenneth Gomez, 30, had been apprehended on the evening of May 17. He was found at 51st and Sheridan Avenue in Denver by a fugitive apprehension team, and detained without incident. Gomez had escaped from his correctional facility – also known as Camp George West – on April 17.
He was serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in 2011 in Jefferson County for burglary and disturbing the peace. Gomez had been working as a mechanic in the Colorado State Patrol Garage at the Colorado State Patrol Academy at the time of his escape.
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) today announced the addition of Platte Valley Trolley to its growing list of Culture Pass partners. Library patrons may access free passes and take a historic trolley ride along the scenic South Platte Greenway in Denver. “We’re excited to offer our patrons access to yet another wonderful local attraction,” said Pam Nissler, executive director, JCPL. “The trolley provides an opportunity for a great family outing that’s both fun and educational.” The Platte Valley Trolley runs between Confluence Park and Old Colfax Road on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, every half hour from noon to 3:30 p.m. It may be accessed at several boarding points along the route, including REI, the Downtown Aquarium, and The Children’s Museum of Denver. The Culture Pass program offers free passes to area attractions through partnerships with local cultural institutions. Library patrons may download Culture Passes from jeffcolibrary.org/culture-pass.
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Green Gables a go at Wads, Evans Ave. Infill development gains final plat approval By Glenn Wallace
firstname.lastname@example.org Efforts to develop the former Green Gables golf course look to be a hole-in-one. Jefferson County’s Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the final plat for the proposed 152-acre commercial and residential infill development on the east side of Wadsworth Boulevard at Evans Avenue. The May 21 hearing included public comments by six people, who all expressed concerns about the development, ranging
from traffic impact concerns, to rumors that the new commercial portion might be anchored by a Walmart. ”We’ve had talks with several big box retailers, but no agreement yet,” project planner Steve O’Dell said at the meeting. Gail Gunderson, a nearby resident to Green Gables, and a continued opponent of the plan, used her public comment time to ask the county commissioners to take special care. ”This is one of the largest (developments) you’ve managed. And it’s also special because it’s infill, and just not out in the county somewhere. You are coming into established communities and traffic conditions,” Gunderson said. The Green Gables property is nearly surrounded by City of Lakewood land. It his-
torically has been zoned for agriculture to accommodate the golf course, but Green Gables Development Company, Inc. was successful in its 2012 request to have the land rezoned for planned development. The development plan calls for 225,000 square feet of commercial space, and as many as 600 residential units. The plat map approved by the county subdivides the property into three mixeduse lots, one lot for high density residential, one lot for medium density residential, one lot for low density residential, and a lot for low to medium density residential along with “special destination commercial development.” Those lots will be further subdivided, and given their own development plans according to the applicants.
Enjoying grandkids, RVHS music programs Spring … at last. I was beginning to think this lovely season was going to skip us all together this year. The good news is that we got some much needed moisture and the grass and flowers reflect their pleasure at this fortuitous turn of events. I was beginning to feel as if I were still living in far northern Maine where we had about nine months of winter and three months of heat and mosquitoes. I prefer Colorado, thank you. While I haven’t spent much time at the theater lately, I have enjoyed going to Ralston Valley High School to watch my two youngest grandchildren perform in vocal music program. In the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of attending three separate concerts. The first was the annual Collage Concert which is one of my favorites of the whole year. The kids, joined by an occasional parent or sibling, perform a number of their own choice. For instance, my two peeps, Patrick and Lauren, did their adaptation of “Sisters,” renamed, “Siblings,” and Jeff Talley, RV’s vocal music instructor did a tune with
his daughter who is graduating (along with Lauren) this year. I must admit, that brought a tear to my eyes. Very touching. Mr. Talley does a remarkable job with the kids and it’s evident that he’s having as much fun as are his charges. I’m so impressed with the efforts put forth by RV to encourage kids in the elementary and middle schools to participate in the music programs. The second concert featured middle school instrumental jazz musicians while the third concert featured elementary school kids under the direction of the head of the Colorado Children’s Choral. The RV vocal and instrumental musi-
cians joined the youngsters. The “older” kids were obviously an inspiration to the incubator group. I’m frantically trying to get organized for my next big field trip. This one will take me to Vancouver, B.C., CA where I’ll board a ship, along with several friends from SNCW Singles Social Club, for a cruise so Seward, Alaska. This will be a life-changing experience, even at my advanced age. I’ve not been to Alaska before but every time I mention my cruise, the reaction is without fail, glowingly positive. Among my planned land excursions are a float plane trip over the glaciers, a narrowgauge train ride, a lumberjack competition and a tour in a “Duck” (an amphibian vehicle). After the cruise, we’ll spend a few days touring. We’ll go to Anchorage, Denali National Park and Fairbanks where we‘ll do a riverboat trip. We’ll return to Anchorage via the pipeline road. This will definitely be the trip of a life time. And, as if this isn’t enough, shortly after I get home, I’ll take off again for a reunion at the family lake in Nebraska. Life is good, indeed.
The development’s own traffic study found road conditions in that section of Wadsworth to already be congested. The development applicants have proposed to add an acceleration/deceleration lane to northbound Wadsworth Boulevard, as well as offering to improve and maintain that section of the streetscape. In discussing the project plat maps, Commissioners Casey Tighe and Donald Rosier both questioned some of the traffic and circulation choices made by Lakewood on surrounding roads, including the city’s rejection of a possible signal light at the Wadsworth and Evans intersection. ”If you read between the lines, the city wants this property annexed, and the applicant doesn’t. And that’s created conflicts,” Jeffco case manager Sean Madden said.
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Unidentified sources need to get real Ah, the intrigue of information and the laxity of language that allows it. Perhaps you wonder, as I do, about unnamed sources, those who speak on condition of anonymity because they are (fill in the blank): familiar with the investigation, close to the White House, and/or childhood friends of the person in question—and who are “not authorized” to speak about the situation at hand. I’m not referring here to corporate or government whistleblowers, individuals brave enough — or foolish enough, depending on your point of view — to step forward with information about illegal, immoral, or unethical events. (Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers come to mind.) I’m talking about people who deliberately defy the responsibilities of their positions by insisting they not be identified even as they spew forth with the goods. Earlier this month, for example, in a national news article, law enforcement officers “familiar with the investigation” revealed details about the kidnapping of the young women in Ohio.
These officers, however, did not want to be identified because they were “not authorized” to talk about it. Then, why did they? Were they exposing wrongdoing by the investigators? Were they legitimate whistleblowers revealing gross misconduct, violations of human rights, or the suppression of information essential to pursuing justice in this case? Nope. One named the number of weapons found in the home. The other revealed details of the victims’ conditions. This audacious — and unidentified — source went on to discuss a “working theory” of how the
victims dealt with the situation. Really? Of course, the fact that the information was published also begs the question of why the media chose to run it. The answer is not as fundamental as asserting freedom of the press — news organizations aren’t persecuted for printing this stuff. (On the other hand, are you following reports of the Justice Department’s clandestine seizure of Associated Press phone records?) Nor is the answer as simplistic as “that’s what the public wants.” Other factors are in play here, such as the ongoing pell-mell rush by media outlets to be first with breaking news in a 24/7 information environment. Yet, is disclosure of the number of weapons — on condition of anonymity — the kind of breaking news that citizens of a democratic society need to know from an unnamed source? I think not. What about revealing — through an unidentified source — the physical conditions of victims who are pleading for their privacy?
Bills on jobs among promises kept My first session serving as the state representative for House District 29 has come to a close. I am proud of the work we accomplished and of the bipartisan work I did for the people of Arvada, Westminster and Colorado. We passed several economic development bills to encourage job creation by supporting small businesses and training Colorado workers for in-demand jobs. We restored funding to K-12 and higher education. We reformed our mental health and child welfare systems. And we passed legislation that will create a more fair and equitable Colorado, like civil unions, in-state tuition for Colorado high school graduates and election reform. I came into this session in January dedicated to making a difference and working with anyone, regardless of party affiliation. All 11 of the bills I carried this session passed after open hearings, vigorous debates and bipartisan compromises. Gov. John Hickenlooper has already signed many of my bills, and I anticipate all will be signed soon. During last year’s campaign, I promised to focus on jobs, and I’d like to highlight two jobs bills I carried. I’ve talked with many small busi-
ness owners and learned that many are ready to move to the next step but do not know how to export their products. Colorado’s advanced industries, which make up 30 percent of Colorado’s workforce, will get help to accelerate their exports because of House Bill 1193, which I sponsored, so they can export their products, not their jobs. I was privileged to c-sponsor a bill with Republican Rep. Chris Holbert to encourage airport manufacturers and maintenance industries to hire new employees. Representatives from our own Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport have already expressed to me how helpful this bill will be for them and how it will help them create new jobs right here in Jefferson County! My other focus in legislation this session was working to improve our mental health system.
As we’ve seen all too often in Colorado, mental health is directly connected to public safety. I’ve worked in and with the mental health community for over 20 years, and I understand the challenges facing families and individuals with mental health issues. I sponsored Senate Bill 266 to increase access to behavioral health services for the three in ten people in Colorado with unmet mental health needs. I also worked on House Bill 1296, which creates a task force to look at how we deal with civil commitments and recommend legislation that will improve outcomes for those who enter the behavioral health system. Those are just a few highlights of my work this session. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you, and please stay in contact with me on issues important to you. Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s district includes Arvada and Westminster. She served on the transportation and energy committee and as the Vice-Chair of the business committee. You can reach her by phone at 303-866-2950, or by e-mail at email@example.com. For information about her monthly town halls and coffees, visit www.tracyforstaterep.com.
LEGAL LINES Use of medical marijuana while on probation Question: I am on probation, and I have a medical marijuana card for my ailments. However, my probation officer insists I cannot use marijuana because it’s in violation of federal law. Do I have a right to use medical marijuana or do I need to follow the rules of my probation officer? Answer:While many issues regarding the use, manufacture and acquisition of medical marijuana remain unsettled, the Colorado Court of Appeals considered the issue of a medical marijuana patient’s use of medical marijuana while on probation in the 2012 case of People v. Watkins. In the case, the People of Colorado appealed a ruling by the trial court approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes by the defendant while he was on probation. Specifically, the People argued that, because possession or use of marijuana — even for medical purposes — is a federal offense, the trial court’s order approving such use conflicts with the probation require-
ment mandated by C.R.S. § 18-1.3-204(1) that states, “The court shall provide as [an] explicit condition of every sentence to probation that the defendant not commit another offense during the period for which the sentence remains subject to revocation.” The Colorado Court of Appeals agreed with the People that an “offense” includes offenses under federal law, such as the use and possession of marijuana, even for medical purposes. The Court of Appeals cited the case of People v. Slayton, holding that probation is premised on a defendant leading a law-abiding life and that an “offense” includes any violation of a statute or ordinance for which confinement is authorized as a penalty. Federal law provides for confinement for the use and/or possession of marijuana; therefore, the Colorado Court of Appeals decided in People v. Watkins that use of medical marijuana by a probationer violates the requirement that probationers not commit another offense during the term of probation. The court further ruled
that a physician merely recommends that a patient use medical marijuana and that this recommendation does not constitute a formal prescription that would comply with state statute, which states a court may require probationers to refrain from any unlawful use of controlled substances or of any other dangerous or abusable drug without a prescription (see C.R.S. § 18-1.3-204(2)(a) (VIII)). The court also said that even if defendants have a constitutional right to use medical marijuana, this may be curtailed during the term of the probationary sentence. In conclusion, your probation office is correct in stating that you cannot use medical marijuana because it’s in violation of federal law and that would cause you to commit an offense while still on probation. Until People v. Watkins is challenged or marijuana becomes legal on a federal level, you do not have a right to use medical marijuana while on probation in Colorado. The Colorado Bar Association welcomes your questions on subjects of
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Although this information may serve the prurient interests of an ever-moredemanding segment of society, to decent sensibilities it’s often just repulsive. If I were one of the victims, I would feel betrayed. As an observer, I have trouble trusting anyone who won’t be named because such “sources” could say anything, whether it’s true or not. I’m willing to wait until the news is released through official channels by real people with real names who are authorized to speak. And to all the unnamed, unidentified sources close to the situation who — to questionable benefit — speak on condition of anonymity, I say: Get real or go home. Andrea Doray is a writer, news maven, and word watcher who believes in our First Amendment rights to free speech and a free press, especially when we have something worth saying. Contact her at a.doray@ andreadoray.com.
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Shame on the sheriffs for filing suit
All the gun control related state legislation from the recent 2013 legislative session has brought out the polarization of people’s thinking. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground in any of the various legislative bills which were passed by the Democrats who control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This past week 54 of the Colorado sheriffs came together in filing a federal lawsuit attacking two of the bills which have been approved. They are the 15 round limitation on magazines and the requirement of background checks for all firearms transfers and sales.
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What is particularly offensive with the filing of this lawsuit seeking a judicial declaration that both pieces of legislation are unconstitutional is a group of elected law enforcement officials taking such an initiative. I thought we elected county sheriffs to enforce the laws of the State of Colorado,
Regardless, I find it to be inappropriate for elected law enforcement personnel to take the lead in fighting legislation that they don’t like and say they will not enforce. Where does it say the sheriffs get to pick and choose which laws they will or will not enforce?
let otherS do the bidding not to attack or refuse to enforce them. It seems they have taken it upon themselves to re-define their role. What is especially telling in this action are the “partners” which the county sheriffs chose to “cowboy up” with. Groups like the Independence Institute, an ultraconservative Colorado think tank officed in Golden, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Colorado Farm Bureau and the Eriebased ammunition magazine manufacturer, which has vowed to leave Colorado, to name a few. It makes me wonder who is the true “ring leader” in this legal action.
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What are some of the best summer activities for children? With the end of the school year fast approaching and warm weather on the way, we asked staff and volunteers at Eiber Elementary what are some of the best summer activities for children?
Biking is a great activity for kids – it’s a way for them to exercise, and it’s transportation for them at the same time. - A.J. Stapleton
Going to all the parks we have in Lakewood, and especially the water parks are great. - Sara Goodrich
Soccer is great, so is swimming, biking and going to skateboard parks. - Jeremiah Johnson
The important thing is for kids to be outside, and once they’re out there are so many things they can do. - Jeff Fleck
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The sheriffs state that people’s 14th and 2nd Constitutional Amendments are being violated by the two pieces of legislation. Well, fine and dandy, but why not let the Independence Institute or the National Rifle Association take on the legal challenge. I don’t recall other times when Colorado sheriffs felt so outraged to take legal action to speak on behalf of their constituents one way or the other. Let’s find out once and for all whether these gun control laws are constitutional and get on with our lives. I wonder who is paying for this U.S. District Court lawsuit. I bet the Independence Institute is either paying most or all of it.
And the sheriffs got duped into being their shill.
error by the demS
The one statement that the sheriffs’ group made at their press conference with which I would concur is that the Democrats did not seek their input on the various gun control bills. Regardless of where legislators thought the sheriffs would stand, they should have been consulted. Legislators have asked for their input in the past on similar related legislative proposals. This shortcoming is indicative of the down side when one political party (either Democrats or Republicans) has control of both legislative houses. We have seen the “over the top” work of such control in the past at both the state and federal levels and it is not in the best interest of all concerned.
Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.
Disconnect harness, w then take the leap 29 I find it amusing, in an existential way, when the popular culture mirrors thoughts that have been running through my mind. Last week provided one of those moments. First, I was watching “The Dark Knight Rises.” At one point, our hero is abandoned in a prison which is little more than a hole in the ground. A hole which, we’re told, only one prisoner has ever escaped by climbing a series of rocks and then leaping across a chasm. We see the hero attempt and fail twice, before a fellow inmate tells him that the one prisoner who escaped was also the only one who tried the leap without a safety harness. At which point our hero makes the attempt without the safety net and completes the leap to freedom. And then, two days later, I’m with my son at “Iron Man 3,” when, much to my dismay, one of the characters delivers the line “I need to thank you, Tony. Twelve years ago, you gave me a gift — the gift of desperation.” I know it’s, well, sort of simplistic to try to extract wisdom from summer blockbusters, but sometimes it’s just there for the taking. I’m slowly coming to the realization at this advanced age that risk is a very good thing, and that safety is not all that it is cracked up to be. We’re told “All things in moderation;” we’re told “save against a rainy day;” we’ve even got entire branches of government dedicated to being a “safety net.” But sometimes that leaping without the safety net is the only way to reach your destination. Not to belabor the pop culture references, but even the last “Star Trek” movie had a character encouraging James T. Kirk to join Starfleet because he has a quality of “leaping before you look” that Starfleet has lost.
Tw from Rang Sometimes, desperation is exactly the the m catalyst that will transform training and “ama desire into accomplishment, and the only tiona way to make it happen is to simply take tain that leap of faith. D.C. So, in one last piece of advice to the “T graduating class of 2013, let me just remindIt wa you that the Wright Brothers didn’t have a dent plan B when they took off from Kitty Hawk, the nor did Stravinsky preview “The Rite of said Spring” for a safe, friendly audience, nor all th did Einstein say “E equals roughly m cspec squared, give or take a little.” in W These giants went all in, pedal to the hono medal, and that’s why we know their met names now and why the world is different vice. today than it was in their day. Ro Bear in mind, of course, that they Denv all also spent years honing their skills, War I checking their numbers, and preparing the n themselves for their great leaps. But, in the Wash end, there was only men, faith, and giant Th chasms. Hono So choose your path, follow your pas- trip f sion, and work your tails off to be prety m pared. And then, when the time is right, at th disconnect the harness and take the leap. their Good luck out there, class of 2013! airpo when Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fit- eran ness 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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REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Police seek Noren
Lakewood Police are seeking assistance in locating David “Dave” Noren, 49, who is classified as a missing person by the police department. Noren was last seen on May 19. He is known to frequent The Pub on Colfax, 7785 W Colfax Ave. Anyone with information on Noren’s whereabouts or information which would be useful in locating Noren should contact the Lakewood Police Department at 303-9877111.
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World War II veteran Sel Hewitt of Englewood talks about his experiences to a group of students during the visit to the World War II Memorial. Hewitt was part of an honor flight to Washington, D.C., provided by a Denver-based nonprofit. Photo by Tom Munds
WWII veterans visit memorials 29 are guests of Denver nonprofit for D.C. trip By Tom Munds
email@example.com Twenty-nine World War II veterans from communities along the Front Range, representing every branch of the military service, used words like “amazing,” “memorable” and “emotional” to describe their Rocky Mountain Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. “This was a very special trip for me. It was very memorable,” Littleton resident Frank Epperson, who flew with the famous Flying Tigers in China, said of the May 2-4 trip. “I appreciate all the honor flight did to make this a special trip for those of us who served in World War II. I was humbled and honored when people I have never met come up to thank me for my service. This is a trip I will not forget.” Rocky Mountain Honor Flight, a Denver-based nonprofit, gives World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the national World War II Memorial in Washington. The volunteers of Rocky Mountain Honor Flight made this a very special trip for the guests of honor. Active-duty military personnel met the veterans at the airport and helped them with their baggage. Then, people in the airport and on the plane applauded when the presence of World War II veterans was announced.
The flight landed at Baltimore and a fire truck shot an arc of water over the plane, there were flag-waving volunteers as the group got off the plane and a brass band greeted them at baggage claim. Englewood resident Sel Hewitt, a radio operator on a B-29 in the Pacific during the war, said the trip was fantastic and was a never-to-be-forgotten experience. “I think every veteran appreciated every minute of that trip,” he said. “Everything was special, the places we visited and the contacts we had with people of all ages who were interested in what we had done and what we were doing.” Franktown resident Doug Brown, an Army veteran, agreed. “This trip was pretty unique, as were the greetings and bands and the other special things that were done for our visit,” Brown said. “We were greeted and treated very well. I was in an armored unit that took part in the invasion of Germany. It was very important to me to talk to people who had similar experiences.” Planners kept the veterans busy. Among other activities, they visited the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam and Korean memorials, and watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Some activities just happened. For example, the Dothan (Ala.) High School band was at the World War II Memorial during the honor flight visit and they performed a special concert for the veterans. Numerous student groups were at
the World War II Memorial, and Chase Burrows, a student at a Sumter, S.C., middle school, spent quite a bit of time talking to the veterans. “This is special to me. My greatgrandfather died in World War II, when his plane was shot down. I have read about the war and we studied it in school but talking to these men means a lot more than reading and studying.” He said he talked to Dick Olson about his experience in a submarine, to Dick Frank about his experience as a Marine and Littleton resident Hos Varner about how he joined the Coast Guard and was assigned to crews bringing ships back from the Philippines. “I really thank these men for what they did,” Burrows said. “They are really heroes in my eyes.” On the flight home, the veterans had a surprise with a “mail call” as each man received an envelope with 20 to 25 letters from family, friends and, more often, from people they had never met thanking them for their service. “This is a surprise and it is tremendous,” Vic Olson said as he read the letters. “I truly appreciate the letters and the sentiments they expressed. It is moving and very, very special.” The finale came when the veterans arrived at Denver International Airport, where they were met by a cheering, applauding crowd of about 200 friends, family, military personnel, police officers and firefighters in uniform and well-wishers. Members of the Patriot Guard lined the wall holding American flags, and the El Jebel pipe band played.
Volunteers rack up series of successes By Tom Munds
firstname.lastname@example.org Once again, the hard work and detailed planning by about 25 Rocky Mountain Honor Flight volunteers resulted in a successful three-day trip to Washington, D.C., this time for 29 World War II veterans. “Rocky Mountain Honor Flight was created to take World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., for a time of remembrance, and celebration of their service and sacrifice,” said Mary Denise Haddon, group president. “All the cost of the trip is covered for our veterans.” Donations from individuals and organizations pay the cost of airfare, hotel rooms, meals and ground transportation.
The cost is about $800 to $1,000 per veteran. The volunteers who accompany the vets pay their own expenses. The costs include providing a World War II veteran cap, a shirt, a backpack and a name tag to each veteran. The veterans wear red shirts. The volunteers wear blue shirts and hats. The most recent trip, May 2-4, was the 17th time Rocky Mountain Honor Flight has arranged a trip for World War II veterans who live in the Front Range area. “I went on the first Rocky Mountain Honor Flight trip and I was hooked,” Haddon said. “Our list of volunteers and donors has grown, so we were able to continue to make flights. We try to do about four flights a year and, so far, we have
been able to take about 500 veterans on our trips.” The honor flight program was created in 2005 in Springfield, Ohio. Rocky Mountain Honor Flight was established in 2007 and the first trip was the next year. The local organization is one of 105 hub flights working to take World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. “I believe all the honor flights are working to make as many trips as possible because our World War II veterans are aging and hundreds pass away each day,” she said. Rocky Mountain Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization. For more information about the organization and the flights, visit the website at www.rockymountainhonorflight.org.
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Lakewood Police are seeking assistance in locating Lindy Whiteman-Jones, 24, who left her home in the 2400 block of S. Holland Court around 7:15 on May 20. Whiteman-Jones is developmentally disabled and functions at a lower level, according to the police. Whiteman-Jones is described as 5-foot 6-inches, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white shoes, dark pants, and a dark hoodie with black and grey stripes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Whiteman-Jones is asked
to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 303987-7111.
Heritage Center named Blue Star Museum
The Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., has been named a 2013 Blue Star Museum, offering free museum admission to active duty military personnel and their families. The Blue Star program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-I ID card and up to five family members. This includes active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard personnel as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps. For more information call 303-987-7850 or visit www.lakewood.org/HeritageCenter.
Announcing the marriage of Kyle Vincent Passarelli and Haley Lauren Hotter, 2009 graduates of Faith Christian Academy. Kyle and Haley were married on 5/27/13, and are currently honeymooning in the Dominican Republic. Kyle has a career as an aviation mechanic and Haley is working towards her degree. They will be living in Lincoln, Nebraska for Kyle’s work. Wishing the beautiful young couple much happiness!
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WHAT: Life on Colorado Railroads: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970
Smashburger founder Tom Ryan, the man who also brought you Tom’s Urban 24, a 24-hour diner style restaurant on Larimer Square, just opened another fastcasual eatery, Live Basil Pizza, at 6305 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver, on May 23. The new chain plans to open more outlets. The process is similar to Denverbased Chipotle Mexican Grill, where customers go through a line choosing what ingredients they want on their thin-crust pizzas before the dough goes in an oven that can cook a pizza in 150 seconds, according to an Associated Press report. “Co-founder Ryan says he thinks fresh, fast pizzas made before a customer’s eyes is where the market is heading,” according to the story. “A handful of shops, including 800 Degrees in Los Angeles, has similar concepts. Plans for such a chain were announced previously under the name Honest Pizza.” Honestly? I just want my pizza delivered to my house hot and in under an hour. On another pizza note, Pizzeria Locale from the Frasca folks will open at Sixth and Broadway (also known as the impossible place to park safely) next week.
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden
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Riding the rails
An advertisement for railroad travel, highlighting the comforts of the newly designed trains. Courtesy photos
New Railroad Museum exhibit looks at golden age of train travel By Clarke Reader
olorado and the West was built by the railroads, but as the region increased in population, trains transformed from a means of transport to a kind of travel to be enjoyed. The “Life on Colorado Railroads: The American Passenger Car Era, 1930 to 1970” exhibit at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden, takes visitors on an in-depth tour of the era when passenger train travel was at its peak. “It’s really exciting to have this new exhibit up,” said Donald Tallman, executive director of the museum. “This is the second exhibit in a three-part series on railroads, with the first being about the construction of the railroad.” According to Lauren Giebler, curator of the museum, the modern American passenger car era began in the 1930s when railroad companies transitioned from steam to diesel locomotives, and changed the look of their trains in an effort to attract more passengers. “Inspired by the Art Deco movement, railroads applied clean, unbroken lines, rounded corners, and gleaming metal bodies to trains and locomotive,” she said. “Projecting an
image of speed and power, the new trains symbolized the modernization of America.” Traveling on trains became a far more upscale affair for those who could afford it, with sleeping car porters, courier nurses and other people who specialized in making the travel experience as comfortable as possible being added to a railroad’s staff. “In this era it was not just about the train, but how you traveled as a guest on the train,” Tallman said. “When you traveled the companies wanted to make sure you had a nice experience, and hired people to take care of you.” The exhibit will feature photos of the new railroad staff, from porters, cooks and stewards to courier nurses, engineers and more. It will also feature eyewitness testimonies collected by Giebler, including an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) Railway courier nurse and engineer and a Denver and Rio Grande Western (DRGW) Railroad yardman, among others. As technology and design advanced, the trains became faster. In 1937, the ATSF’s diesel-electric Super Chief train shortened the travel time from Chicago to Los Angeles from 55 hours to just under 40. To get a sense of the new train
A Santa Fe diesel-electric train, showing off the Art Deco-inspired design of the new trains from 1930-70.
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COST: Members and children under 2 free; children (2-15), $5; adults (16-59), $10; senior (60-plus), $8; family, $20 INFORMATION: 303-279-4591 or www. coloradorailroadmuseum.org design that allowed for both speed and comfort, Giebler and a group of volunteers worked for two weeks fabricating a threequarter sized Navajo round-end observation car complete with a sleeping berth. Giebler added that this period was the zenith of railroading not only because of the advancements, but because of the employees’ experience. She said that strong wages, standardized working hours, health insurance, pensions, and respect from surrounding community members created a work environment in which employees would work for 30, 40, or even 50 years. As Giebler worked on the exhibit, she said that her favorite thing about it was the light it shined on those who made the era possible. “The Passenger Car Era is especially interesting because it is all about people,” she said. “The human connection is what draws people most to history.”
Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, the popular spot at 3525 E. Colfax Ave., has formed a joint venture with LS Travel Retail North America and Doc 1 Solutions to open a restaurant in Denver International Airport, Concourse B. The airport space will be 1,390 square feet where owner and founder Steve Ballas and his wife, Linda, will serve a litter of their famous hot dogs along with sides such as the scrumptious deep-fried green beans. Voted “Best Hot Dogs in Denver” for six years in a row and 11th on the list of “Best Hot Dog Across America,” Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs has been catering to Denver residents and visitors for seven years in its Colfax location. Its restaurant is one of the most authentic and welcoming in the area, and its menu has a unique “homemade” feel. It includes hot dogs, burgers, and sides such as French fries, onion rings, potato tots and chili con carne. Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs is a supporter of local organizations, such as Project Angel Heart, which serves meals to people with life-threatening conditions. “This is a dream come true for my wife and I … we’re walking on air in the Mile High City! We’re super excited to be part of this and look forward to working with our partners and the airport team to introduce the world to the city’s best hot dogs,” Ballas said. A dine-in restaurant, the DIA Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs also will feature take-out options for travelers in a rush, including “Steve’s On The Go”: a grab-and-go counter offering ready-made hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Partnering with the Colorado native Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery — winner of a Gold Award at the World Beer Cup, the world’s largest beer competition — the location also will feature a large bar offering beer, bottled and on tap. Parker continues on Page 11
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“We are pleased to have Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, and for the first time, LS travel retail, join our team,” said John Ackerman, chief commercial officer at Denver International Airport. “Steve’s is a popular local brand that will enhance the overall offerings at DIA, and help diversify our concessions.” With this new award, LS travel retail North America, which is already operating restaurants in Aspen and Vail airports, is further increasing its footprint in Colorado, and in the food business. Set to open in winter 2014, the restaurant is expected to generate about $2.8 million in annual sales throughout the term of the seven-year contract. With more than 50 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DIA is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DIA is the fifth busiest airport in the United States and the 11th-busiest in the world. LS travel retail operates a network of local, national and international news and gifts, specialty retail, food and beverage and duty-free brands in more than 20 countries, including 245 locations in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Celebrate the Wild West
Get your cowboy on this summer at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Wild West Day is coming to the museum on June 22 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and a familyfriendly adventure. Ride behind a 1880s steam locomotive in vintage passenger cars and experience firsthand what it was like to travel in the Old West. Outlaws, lawmen, ladies and gentlemen from Monarch Productions will bring the Wild West back to life with their famed, fast-draw contests, train robberies and sharpshooting exhibitions. Train rides
depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The museum is located at 17155 W. 44th Avenue in Golden. For more information, go online to coloradorailroadmuseum.org, click on “events” and then “special events.”
Union Station secures eateries
Larimer Associates and their partners announced the first three major restaurant tenants for the rebirth of Union Station, under major construction on Wynkoop Street in Lower Downtown. The three newcomers will be The Kitchen Next Door (a sibling of The Kitchen at 1530 16th St. and the original in Boulder), Snooze (brace yourself for the line for this popular breakfast spot with locations in Denver, The Streets at Southglenn and Fort Collins) and a new concept from master chef Alex Siedel, owner of Fruition. All three locally owned restaurants will open in the revitalized train terminal in July 2014 with each featuring a large patio for outdoor dining. “This is an exciting first step in establishing Union Station as Denver’s next great dining destination for both locals and visitors,” said Jeff Hermanson, chief executive officer of Larimer Associates. “These award-winning restaurants represent the true Colorado experience and embody downtown Denver’s genuine collaborative spirit.” Before selecting the restaurants that Larimer Associates would lease at Union Station, they held a series of focus groups to help determine the public’s preference for the landmark property. “We consistently heard that Union Station is an iconic Colorado building with a rich history and that everyone wanted to see Colorado-based businesses in there,” said Pat McHenry, leasing and acquisition partner at Larimer Associates. “This really resonated with us and was a great guide as we sought the hippest concepts and most talented chefs to anchor Union Stations. Luckily for us, these restaurateurs are
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excited about being a part of Union Station as we are.” Scheduled to open in July 2014, Denver’s new Union Station also will feature several other locally owned dining and retail establishments as well as a 112-room luxury boutique hotel managed by Sage Hospitality. For more information, go to www.unionstationindenver.com.
Sand in the City, Arvada style
Arvada is hosting Colorado’s first Sand in the City event June 14-15. Local businesses, community members, master sculptors and architects will form a dozen teams that will create sculptures made from more than 60 tons of sand. The completed sculptures can be viewed from 4 to 8 p.m. June 14 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15 outside the Arvada Center for Performing Arts at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The Arvada Chamber of Commerce partnered with several event sponsors including Integrated Snow Removal, State Farm Insurance and Arvada Rent Alls. Visitors to the free event also can enjoy live music by local bands including Branded Bandits, Burnt Lips and The Duke Street Kings. Amusement rides, food, refreshments and a gigantic sandbox are also part of the festival. “We’re thrilled to host Colorado’s first Sand in the City event and put the city of Arvada on the map as a great place to work, live and play,” said Arvada Chamber President Dot Wright. “The event connects Arvada’s community members with Arvada businesses, who together drive the economic and social success of our city.”
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Golden Neighborhood Garage Sale:
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It's BIG! 6152 Indepence St, Arvada May 31st- June 2nd 8am-4 Crafts/supplies/books, trailer axle/ parts, household, Casio key board, printer, vintage film camera, much more!
Community Garage Sale Sat. June 1st 8-3 Village of Five Parks Community cross streets-Indiana and Alkire between 83rd & 86th ave Arvada Numerous Home Owners!
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NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE! 650 Home Community Westcliff subdivision. 98th & Olde Wadsworth, Westminster Fri. & Sat. May 31st & June 1st 8am-4pm Participating in Village of Five Parks Community Garage Sale 8645 Coors St. Arvada June 1st, 9am-5pm
Sat. June 1st, 9:00a -3:00p Exercise equipment, tools, yard equip, hunting clothes, golf clubs & other misc items 7620 Knox Ct, Westminster. Everything must go!
Save the Date! Gigantic Garage Sale in the Pradera Golf Community Subdivision Fri, June 7th & Sat, June 8th Numerous homeowners in the Pradera community will be participating in this event. Major cross streets in Pradera are Bayou Gulch and Raintree Circle, Parker Call Dotson Skaggs, Kentwood Company, 303-909-9350 for more information.
Estate Sales ESTATE SALE - WESTMINSTER 11618 Shoshone Way Fri. May 31 8am-4pm Sat June 1 8am -4pm Sofas, china cabinet, tools, dining room set, kitchen items, bedroom furniture, dishes, freezer, picnic table & more...
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West 86th Parkway on South Side of Standley Lake. Sponsored By Realtor Lisa Mutschler (303)507-1675 Larkspur Community Sale May 31st & June 1st 8am – 4pm This sale is HUGE! Over 100 families under one roof! Take I-25 to Larkspur and follow the signs to Larkspur Elementary School. The gym is FULL of great bargains!
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Call Bernie 303.347.2303
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— SMALL JOBS INSIDE AND OUT —
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No Service in Parker or Castle Rock
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Zoe Saldana thrilled over Uhura’s mission in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ By Tim Lammers Even though it’s been four years since audiences embraced her stunning portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the blockbuster reboot of “Star Trek,” actress Zoe Saldana still can’t quite put into words how grateful she is to play once again the iconic role originated by Nichelle Nichols nearly 50 years ago. “This was a role that I was so privileged to get in the first place, so to find out I was going to be doing it moving forward made me feel super ecstatic and very blessed,” Saldana told me in a recent call from London. “One, because my mom is a Star Trek fan, but also because I met Nichelle Nichols and got her blessing and some amazing pointers. Because of that, I was able to run wild with it.” Hauling in an impressive $84 million in its four-day opening weekend, “Star Trek Into Darkness” brings back the entire crew of the Starship Enterprise, who face a threat with John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) — a mysterious former member of Star Fleet who strikes at the very heart of the organization with a brutal terrorist attack that emotionally devastates Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine). While “Star Trek Into Darkness” has everything and more of what you would expect of a Star Trek film with spectacular visuals, an engaging story and a thrilling atmosphere and pace, it also keeps intact the human emotions and relatability of the characters that has appealed to fans of the “Trek” universe for the past 47 years. As for Uhura, “Star Trek Into Darkness” further explores the romantic relationship she formed with Spock (Zachary Quinto) in the 2009 film, and things are getting more complicated. Following an incident where Spock deliberately puts his own life in peril,
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s’ Spring science a time for fun, learning Although earthworms may not be the cutest of spring animals, they have an important place in nature study for young children. For more science fun and learning see grandparentsteachtoo.org and wnmu.org for pod casts “Learning Through the Seasons.”
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Earthworms provide cheap science that can teach young children to observe, question, experiment, and discuss. Take a stroll, observe, and share information. Earthworms are farmers. They plow, harrow, drain, and fertilize the soil. Earthworms can burrow as deep as eight feet, but usually stay about 12” below ground. They eat almost anything, but earth and nonmeat are ground up and digested the fastest. They leave behind a rich fine textured waste called castings. Can children find these little mounds in the yard? Find an area with many castings, count, smooth out, and count new castings the next day. to be There are about 50,000 earthworms
in an acre of healthy soil and eighteen tons of soil goes through their bodies yearly. The bad news is they help release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and harm forests. After a rainstorm carefully collect worms on the sidewalk. Since earthworms breathe through their skin, they must get out or drown if their hole is flooded. Rescue the drowning worms and place them back on the grass. Observe the worms trying to dig back into the soil to stay moist. Dig under leaves and children might find a huge night crawler that is easier to observe. Watch the worm’s strong muscles as it moves. Children can pick it up to feel the bristles. These help it stay in the burrow away from predators. Can children pull one out? Earthworms are completely deaf, but sensitive to vibration. What happens if children tap next to a worm?
Measure a worm at rest versus stretched out and on the move. Earthworms are nocturnal and avoid white light. What happens if children shine a flashlight on a worm? Interestingly, red light will not affect them. Children can make a terrarium with a plastic container, moist garden soil, and a few worms covered with leaves and grass. Keep the soil moist and watch what happens. Do the worms make burrows? After about a week of observation return the worms to nature. Wash hands well after touching them.
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Draw earthworm scenes and write a little book with words dictated by your children. Use library books below as your models. Make worm scenes with play dough. Look up earthworms on Google and You tube. Popular library books include: “Diary of a Worm” by Cronin; “An Earthworm’s Life” by Glaser; “Wiggling Worms at Work” by Pfeffer; “Yucky Worms: Read and Wonder” by French; “Garden Wigglers” by Loewen. Esther Macalady is a former teacher who lives in Golden and participates in the Grandparents Teach Too writing group.
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TUESDAY/JUNE 4 THEATER CLASSES The Colorado ACTS summer session starts Tuesday, June 4. Go to www.coloradoacts.org for details and to register. Week-long to summer-long classes are offered, with kids performing shows such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Princess and the Pea.” WEDNESDAY/JUNE 5
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DOG TRAINING I’m Scared and Scary on Leash will be offered by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Does your dog act like he wants to attack the world? Does he bark or lunge or whine? Are you embarrassed to walk him? Does whatever you seem to do only make it worse? Learn how to practice and prepare for these walks so that your dog and you can relax and enjoy. Registration required at email@example.com or 303-239-0382. WEDNESDAY/JUNE 5
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WEDNESDAY/JUNE 5, June 19, July 3, July 17 CONCERT SERIES Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets, portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening music from local students. THE SCHEDULE is: June 5, The Hosty Duo, with Evergreen School of Music; June 19, Sticky Mulligan, with The Alpine Brothers; July 3, Trout Steak Revival, with Whodunnit; July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14, Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28, Tunisia, with Kattie Glassman and Snapshot. The concerts are free, and parking is limited. Visit www. evergreenrecreation.com. THURSDAY/JUNE 6; FRIDAY/JUNE 7 MARKETING SERIES Business Education Series Training, a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and non-profit business specialists, presents its marketing for business series. SCHEDULE IS: • THURSDAY, June 6, 9-11 a.m.: LinkedIn Marketing Tips for Small Business, Location TBD. Speaker is Kim Mears, Mears Interactive.
• FRIDAY, June 7, 9-10:30 a.m.: Facebook 101 at the Jef-
ferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound.com.
• FRIDAY, June 14, 9-10:30 a.m.: Facebook 102 at the
Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound.com.
• WEDNESDAY, July 10, 9-10:30 a.m.: Twitter-Best Practices for Business Use at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound.com.
• WEDNESDAY, July 17, 9-10 a.m.: How to manage Your
Online Reputation — Learn how to build a positive reputation, at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Guest speaker is Stella Peterson, Stella PR + Marketing. Visit www.jeffcobrc.org for information on costs and registration.
THURSDAY/JUNE 6 CONCERT LEGENDARY poet, author and singer Jonny Barber will perform a one-night-only concert Thursday, June 6, at Mt. Vernon Country Club to benefit Historic Preservations Inc and The Berchert Ranch Animal Rescue. Local area merchants also will put on a silent auction. The concert is part of a dinner and show package produced by Mt. Vernon Country Club. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and show at 8. Showonly tickets are also available. Reservations can be made by calling 303-526-0616. Your Week continues on Page 26
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which limits the amount of rounds that a high-capacity ammunition magazine can hold, and House Bill 1229, which puts in place universal background checks on gun sales. Hickenlooper has already signed those pieces of legislation. Hudak also made headlines for what she said to a rape victim during a legislative committee hearing on Senate Bill 197. A Nevada woman testified that she could have defended herself against her attacker had she had a gun. Hudak responded by telling the victim that “… actually, statistics are not on your side, even if you had a gun.”
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the difference. The state also would provide more support for local mill levy-matching. And, the bill would create a new teacher evaluation formula that supporters say is badly needed. Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, was the main driver behind the legislative effort. The former Thornton High School principal said the bill marks a “tremendous step forward” in making Colorado a school reform model for the nation. “Instead of forcing (students and teachers) to work in a system that was created before the Internet, email and cell phones ... they instead will work in a system that is built for the 21st century,” Johnston said. But Johnston’s efforts could be all for
Hudak later apologized for her comments. Organizers needed 18,962 petition signatures by June 10 to force a recall election against Hudak, who was first elected to office in Senate District 19 in 2008. The number of signatures required to force a recall is a percentage of the number of votes cast in the last election of that particular district. Hudak told Colorado Community Media that she wasn’t surprised the recall effort was suspended. “It was a single-issue campaign,” she said, referring to organizers’ focus on her gun votes. “When people would hear `recall,’ they would ask, `Well, what did you do wrong?’ People’s idea of why somebody is recalled would be because of wrongdoing, not because of how you vote. “I think it validates my support in the community.”
naught if voters do not approve funding, which would come in the form of some sort of tax increase. Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, a bill sponsor, acknowledged that “the biggest challenge” will be in convincing voters to provide funding for the measure. Backers of the act don’t yet know what the tax measure will look like on the fall ballot. Hickenlooper would not say which tax measure he preferred, but did say that he “certainly” will campaign for the effort. Republicans denounced the reform measure as a bloated effort that would lead to greater bureaucracy and doesn’t do enough to put in place necessary school reform measures. They also say the bill is nothing more than a $1 billion tax increase on the people of Colorado. The new school finance model would not take effect until the 2015-2016 school year. The 2013-2014 school funding model came in a separate piece of legislation.
Silverado’s new senior living and rehabilitation community center in Arvada was officially welcomed by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. The new Silverado community is at 6447 Quail St., in Arvada. Silverado offers specialized memory care for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms memory loss and skilled therapy services for those recovering from serious injury or medical procedure. Courtesy photo
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ban limited second amendment rights and could be extended even to open space parkland. ”It’s only law abiding citizens who openly carry,” Brown said. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe
said he felt the ordinance struck a balance between public safety and second amendment rights. ”Some of the business done in this building can be controversial. There can be tension involved, and there’s always the concern that someone with an open carry is just trying to intimidate,” Tighe said. Commissioner Rosier, who said he carries a concealed weapon every day, said he disagreed with the ordinance, saying that ”signs don’t stop crime.”
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Arvada’s Samantha Salazar finds the bunker but easily gets out. Photos by Daniel Williams
Golden, D’Evelyn compete at state All of 4A Jeffco represented at state championship By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org SHERIDAN — D’Evelyn sophomore Emilee Strausburg was 4A Jeffco’s top performer at the 2013 Girls Golf CHSAA State Championship Monday and Tuesday at Broken Tee Golf Course. The consistent Strausburg finished 13th overall in the state shooting rounds 84 and 86 for a 170 total. “She is just different than most other golfers. She really doesn’t take it too seriously and just enjoys it,” D’Evelyn coach
Jon McVey said. “And she is really good. Montrose’s Kala Keltz took home the state title producing rounds of 70 and 76. While second, third and fourth places could have gone in either direction, Keltz was clearly the class of the tournament. “It feels amazing,” Keltz said. “It was pretty windy but I putted really well today.” Golden had three girls qualify for the state tournament. Megan Vernon, Rachel Joha and Karli Denk all represented the Demons at Broken Tee. Vernon finished 28th overall shooting 91 and 86. Joha finished 31st shooting 91 and 88, and Denk finished 35th shooting 92 and 89. After a Monday where the Demons felt like they left a lot of strokes on the course
Golden’s Karli Denk checks out the fairway as she prepares to tee off May 20 in the first round of the Class 4A state girls golf tournament. Early rain dampened the Englewood course but the sun was out most of the day. Photo by Tom Munds
they rebounded nicely on Tuesday as all three girls shot lower scores. “We had a lot better second day then we did first day of the tournament, the girls were more comfortable today,” Golden coach John Anderson said. “But overall our girls really shot well. We had a great season.” Green Mountain’s Nicole Rooney was Jeffco’s second best finisher at 26th overall. Wheat Ridge’s Leah Donnelly was the model of consistency as she finished in the top half of the tournament with scores of 91 and 91 for 36th place overall. And Arvada’s Samantha Salazar was excellent on Monday shooting an 86 which has her hanging around the leaderboard. However, on Tuesday she shot a 98 finishing in 40th place.
D’Evelyn sophomore blasts her ball with a fairway wood.
List of 4A finishers includes:
1. Kala Keltz, Montrose, 76-70—146 2. Jennifer Kupcho, Jefferson Academy, 75-73—148 3. Taylor Dorans, Broomfield, 75-76— 151 4. Alex Trask, Bishop Machebeuf, 7974—153 12. Hannah More, Mullen, 89-81—170 13. Emilee Strausburg, D’Evelyn, 8486—170 26. Nicole Rooney, Green Mountain. 82-93—175 28. Megan Vernon, Golden, 91-86— 177 31. Rachel Joha, Golden, 91-88—179 35. Karli Denk, Golden, 92-89—181 36. Leah Donnelly, Wheat Ridge, 9191—182 40. Samantha Salazar, Arvada, 8698—184
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Faith Christian falls in semifinals at state Eagles beaten by eventual state champ Holy Family in 3A championship series By Daniel Williams
email@example.com LAKEWOOD — The Eagles have finally fallen. Faith Christian’s run toward a state title ended Saturday with a 13-0 loss to Holy Family in the semifinals of the Class 3A baseball championship series. After beating La Junta 7-1 on Friday to advance to the last day of the tournament, the power went out for the Eagles against Holy Family. Holy Family went on a remarkable run beating then undefeated Eaton — not only once but twice — in the double elimination tournament to take home the 3A state title. But before facing Eaton again in the championship game, Holy Family was dominant against Faith Christian. After scoring seven runs the day before, the Eagles were shut out against Holy Family. “That is a very good team Holy Family has, we knew that, every team in this tournament is capable of beating each other and that proved true,” said Faith Christian coach Ralph Nance. “We still had an excellent season and one to be proud of. Only one team can win the thing.” The Eagles finished their season 21-4 and as 3A/2A Metro League Champions going 15-0 in league play. Faith Christian had only two returning varsity players, but the Eagles opened their season winning 16 of their first 17 games of the season. Faith Christian was also a monster offensively the entire season. The Eagles produced a 3A-best 194 runs. Behind a trio of seniors (Tyler Tucker .446, 25 hits, two home runs; Steven Galambos (.515, 34 hits, nine doubles; and Tyler Deven .479, 35 hits, 34 runs scored), Faith Christian had perhaps the state’s most potent offense. The Eagles beat state champs Holy Family twice during the regular season — 7-0 and then 10-0 during in April 25 doubleheader.
‘We still had an excellent season and one to be proud of. Only one team can win the thing.’ Coach Ralph Nance
Faith Christian’s Tyler Deven connects with the ball during Saturday’s game against Holy Family during the Class 3A state baseball tournament, which was held at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. Photo by Jonathan Maness
Tigers surround Tiara Rado at 5A State Championship Pomona, Ralston Valley and Arvada West all in action By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org GRAND JUNCTION — Tigers were lurking all over the golf course. Four Lakewood girls were in the field Tuesday and Wednesday at the 2013 Golf CHSAA 5A State Championship at Tiara Rado Golf Course. Cherry Creek’s Callie Ringsby ran away with the championship shooting back-toback 73s. Ringsby’s score of 146 was seven strokes better than second place Jenni Chun’s total of 153. Pomona’s Zarena Brown was one of the top 5A Jeffco finishers at 25th place with her rounds of 86 and 81 for a 167 total score. In addition, 5A Jeffco had girls scattered all over the course with not only four Lakewood Tigers, but two Ralston Valley Mustangs and two Arvada West Wildcats. Lakewood’s Emma Hesse was the Tigers’ top finisher at 66th place shooting 105 and 101. Following Hesse was Alea Armintrout who finished 76th, shooting 117 and 112. And Lakewood’s Emily Fricke finished in 79th with rounds of 114 and 122, and Alta Bobian finished 83rd with a score of 285 total. Ralston Valley’s Ashlyn Kirschner fin-
ished 34th with rounds of 85 and 91 for a 176 total. Fellow Mustang McKenzie Smith finished 60th with 96 and 103 for a 199 final score. Arvada West’s Ali Peper, who has been one of Jeffco’s best golfers all season, finished 34th after consistent rounds of 87 and 89 for a 176 total score. And A-West’s Dakota Berdahl finished 81st with 124 and 117 rounds and a 241 score.
List of 5A finishers includes:
1. Calli Ringsby, Cherry Creek, 73-73— 146 2. Jenni Chun, Highlands Ranch, 7578—153 T3. Hannah Wood, Arapahoe, 80-75— 155 T3. Sarah Hankins, Legacy, 79-76—155 T3. Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge, 7679—155 T25. Zarena Brown, Pomona, 86-81—167 T34. Ali Peper, Arvada West, 87-89—176 T34. Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley, 85-91—176 60. McKenzie Smith, Ralston Valley, 96103—199 T66. Emma Hesse, Lakewood, 105-101— 206 76. Alea Armintrout, Lakewood, 117112—229 T79. Emily Fricke, Lakewood, 114-122— 236 81. Dakota Berdahl, Arvada West, 124117—241 83. Alta Bobian, Lakewood, 140-145— 285
Legacy’ High School’s Sarah Hankins reacts to sinking a 15-foot putt on the 9th hole during the second round of the 2013 CHSAA 5A Girl’s Golf State Championship held at the Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction. Photo by Charles Pearson
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COMING SOON COMING SOON/JUNE 7 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “One Flew Over
the Cuckoo’s Nest,” opening June 7 at its new space at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. For tickets and information, go to www. theedgetheater.com.
TURQUOISE JEWELRY Artist Randy Christensen will lecture on Villa Grove Turquoise and mining in Colorado during Golden’s first Friday and block party from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 7. Check out jewelry on www.spiritsinthewindgallery. com. The gallery is at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-279-1192. COMING SOON/JUNE 7 BREAKFAST MEETING Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 will have a roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, June 7, at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Guest speaker is Pam Anderson, Jefferson County clerk. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m. and the presentation starts at 7 a.m. Contact the American Legion at 303-424-0324 or email@example.com. COMING SOON/JUNE 7-30 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre Company presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from June 7-30 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets available by calling 303-232-0363 or going online to www.theedgetheater. com. COMING SOON/JUNE 8 GARDEN TOUR The Conflict Center’s plans its 13th annual
Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Attendees may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens grouped in four neighborhood clusters. In addition, ticket holders will be able to view the lush gardens of the storied Highland’s Garden Café. All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes and teaches non-
BLOCK PARTY The Lakewood Heritage Center is once again host to the Rockin’ Block Party, a free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music and a movie under the stars, from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801. S. Yarrow St. Call 303-987-7850 or email HCA@Lakewood.org. Visit www.Lakewood.org/RockinBlock. CAR/BIKE SHOW Wilderness on Wheels, a benefit car/ biker show featuring Cruisin’ Dave, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mile Hi Church and Paradise Cove Restaurant parking lot. Dash plaques and coffee for the first 100 entries. Contact Bill/Barbara Cramer at 720-308-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax-deductable and benefit the 29 acres of forest access, hiking, camping and fishing for persons with disabilities at Grant. COMING SOON/JUNE 8, JULY 13, AUG. 10 STREET FESTIVAL Summer evenings in Olde Town Arvada will again come to life at the upcoming 2nd Saturday Street Festivals, presented by Historic Olde Town Arvada. The music of top-notch local favorites Chris Daniels and the Kings, The Wendy Woo Band, and The Indulgers will echo down Grandview Avenue from 4:30-10 p.m. June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Visitors will find plenty of food choices, beer and wine, and shopping options from vendor booths lining the street. For information, visit www.oldetownarvada.org. COMING SOON/JUNE 9 RIDE FOR Kids Local pediatric brain tumor patients, their parents, local and national organizers, local doctors and/or medical researchers and hundreds of participating motorcyclists will participate in Ride for Kids, a motorcycle event to raise money for research into pediatric brain tumors. The ride is Sunday, June 9, at Jefferson County Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m. Participants receive special Ride for Kids incentives and are eligible for a drawing that includes a new Honda motorcycle. They also enjoy free
How Arvada Locals Are Cashing In Hundreds and Even Thousands of Dollars Using the “Hidden Treasure” Lurking In Their Homes
Recently, an opportunity has sprung up for smart Arvada locals to pocket some extra money with virtually no work. Here’s what it’s all about: Because our economy’s so unstable, gold prices are the highest they’ve been in history. If you have anything gold or silver (jewelry, coins, flatware, etc.) you can exchange it for money. Smart sellers are now cashing in on their “hidden treasure” using a certain upscale, retail outlet specializing in purchasing gold and silver. This business can now pay you top dollar for your items because they thoroughly test precious metals with strict standards for purchasing. Precious metal jewelry is usually mixed with other metals, and is often counterfeit. This can significantly drop the value of the piece, so when a purchasing business doesn’t thoroughly test what they’re willing to buy, they will pay out far less overall to cover their margins. If you have genuine gold or silver, this means less money for you. Because of this, the only smart way to sell your gold is with a unique company called Golden Nugget Gold Buyers. They’re BBB accredited and have licensed, professional buyers test every piece with a strict, 3-step process to determine the amount, weight, value, and rule out anything not genuine. This ensures they can pay you top dollar for your items. Below is a certificate with the Golden Nugget Gold Buyers locations in Arvada, and which you can use to get an extra 20% on your sale. You can also see more store locations at www.goldennuggetgoldbuyers.com. One warning: While it’s true gold and silver prices are high, they could plummet tomorrow. Some experts predict this opportunity to sell high will end soon. But you can still cash in on this temporary bonanza right now. Get extra cash to pay off bills, take the vacation you deserve, or cover any sudden expenses. Don’t hate yourself for missing out.
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beverages, light breakfast and lunch. Visit rideforkids.org for information on registering for the ride.
MOTORCYCLE RIDE The seventh annual Molly-Dharma Run for Colorado animal shelters is planned for Sunday, June 9. The motorcycle ride will benefit the Intermountain Humane Society. Register at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Ride to the IMHS shelter in Pine, 67318 Highway 285, and take a tour (adoptions/donations welcome). End with a party from 1-5 p.m. at T-Bird Roadhouse, 9701 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Register online through June 3 at www.MollyDharmaRun.org. Contact Kirk at kirkzimmerman@comcast. net or 303-548-5123, or Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-8290.
ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact arvadarunningclub@ gmail.com or email@example.com.
COMING SOON/JUNE 10-14 BIBLE SCHOOL JUMP! a vacation Bible school at Mile High Vineyard, is from 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14 at 5445 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. Visit www.milehighvineyard.org or email vbs@ milehighvineyard.org for information on costs.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to jeffcopublicschools. org and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.
COMING SOON/JUNE 10 TO AUG. 2 SUMMER CAMP Golden History Museums again offer hands-on history summer day camp for children ages 6-11 years. Sessions include movie making, fire fighting, technology and mining. Six week-long sessions take place from June 10 to Aug. 2 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe Streets, near downtown Golden. The camp is divided into morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), or full days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at GoldenHistory.org or by phone at 303-278-3557. THURSDAY/JUNE 13 CLASS REUNION The 1953 West High School 60-year class reunion is 4 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at The White Fence Farm in Lakewood. All classes welcome. Contact Elaine Langley at 303-799-9601 or Lee Becker for information.
RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31 EXHIBIT OPENING The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St., Arvada, presents Doug Waterfield’s exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings “This is not a Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield.” The exhibit opens with a wine and cheese reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and the exhibit runs through May 31. Visit www.dougwaterfield.com.
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Government Legals Public Notice The following resolution can be viewed in its entirety in electronic form by going to www.arvada.org/legalnotices and clicking on Current Legal Notices. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. R13-059: A Resolution Accepting an Annexation Petition Concerning Enclave at Maple Ridge, 13451 W. 64th Avenue, Finding Said Petition Substantially Compliant with C.R.S. 31-12-107(1), and Setting a Public Hearing for July 1, 2013, 6:30 P.M. at Arvada City Hall for City Council to Determine Whether the Area Meets the Requirements of C.R.S. 31-12-104 and 105, and is Considered Eligible for Annexation Legal Notice No.: 80103 First Publication: May 23, 2013 Last Publication: June 13, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript
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The life of a queen “Serving Victoria” by Kate Hubbard c.2013, Harper $29.99 / $31.99 Canada 432 pages Happily ever after. That’s how things go at the end of a fairy tale. The handsome prince weds the beautiful princess, dragons are slain, wicked witches become dust, peasants rejoice, and they all live … well, you know what comes next. But maybe you’re wrong. Maybe scandal comes next, or war, disease, death. Only the servants know for sure, and in the new book “Serving Victoria” by Kate Hubbard, they were quite willing to tell. When Alexandrina Victoria became Queen of England in 1837, she inherited a court filled with impropriety, which scandalized the young woman. Though she ultimately retained some of her uncle’s court, she needed to appoint her own ladies-in-waiting, maids-of-honour, nursery attendants, physicians, and other personal staff. Members of her court were required to have a sense of duty, discretion, and high morals. Most of them would come from British aristocracy. While writing a children’s book on the queen, Kate Hubbard came across collections of letters and diaries written by various members of Victoria’s entourage — penned notes that detailed life inside the monarchy, including daily drudgery and isolation. Hubbard also found gossip that gives modern Anglophiles an intimate peek at the queen, her husband, uncles, and other members of the Royal Family. Working for the queen seems like it would be an honor but it was, in truth, dull and dreary: evenings, for instance, consisted of stiff dinner conversation followed by two hours of small talk. The queen was said to be somewhat immature and loud, often “showing her gums.” More than one blue-blooded palace employee thought that Victoria and Albert were the 19th-century equivalent of trailer trash. Still, despite mind-numbing duties,
palace life wasn’t horrid. Queen Victoria never became friends with her female attendants, but she became “close” to some of them and was a generous gift-giver. Though the queen notoriously kept drawing rooms and bedrooms at 40 degrees (Fahrenheit) or less, court members were well-fed and safely sheltered. They also got decent (for the time) salaries. Yes, there were scandals within the monarchy. There were births and deaths (it was said that the queen was never happier than when planning a funeral). There were romances, public and imagined. And there were fights, inside both the British Empire and the palace walls. So you’re hooked on a show about a certain Abbey? You’re a rabid Anglophile, long live the queen? Then I’m sure you’re already itching for “Serving Victoria.” And for good reason: the Victorian Age comes alive with author Kate Hubbard’s findings, taking us behind brocaded curtains and inside bedchambers to learn delicious tidbits about a woman who’s been dead more than a century, but still remains fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed how Hubbard lays down a cheeky, gossipy tone; she’s chatty, but without offending the sensibilities of historians, who will likewise relish this semi-biographical narrative. Monarch watchers will also like this book, as will British subjects, or anyone who’s interested in or wishes they’d experienced late-Victorian or early-Edwardian life. If that’s you, then “Serving Victoria” is a book you’ll devour, quite happily.
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