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A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 9, Issue 5

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Jeffco bans pot industry Commercial operations barred until 2015 By Glenn Wallace

Rick Enstrom, left, and his wife Linda, the area managers of their family business Enstrom Candies, have moved and expanded their Arvada store to 6770 W. 52nd Ave. Suite C. The new store features an expanded ice cream line, coffee and a selection of chocolates and Enstrom’s famous toffee. Photos by Sara Van Cleve

Enstrom expands store, offerings in Arvada Family candy business celebrates new location By Sara Van Cleve Enstrom Candies’ Arvada location has moved a few storefronts down and expanded its treat offerings, but the family business known for its almond toffee remains the same. “My grandfather Chet Enstrom started the business,” said Front Range Area Manager of Enstrom’s Rick Enstrom. “He came to Grand Junction in 1928 to open an ice cream shop.”

While running his ice cream shop, though, Chet continued to pursue his hobby of creating delectable confections, including almond toffee, and in 1960 he founded Enstrom Candies. For the past 28 years, Rick Enstrom and his wife, Linda, have operated Enstrom stores on the Front Range, including the Arvada location. The Arvada location has moved a few storefronts over to 6770 W. 52nd Ave., Suite C, to allow for the store’s redesign and expansion and to allow other businesses to fill the building’s space. “The family owns the building and we’ve leased it to a security engineering Candies continues on Page 23

Enstrom has remained a family business since it was founded 53 years ago.

Though Colorado counties will be able to regulate and tax marijuanarelated businesses beginning this fall, Jefferson County will not be among them. The Jefferson County commissioners voted 3-0 to ban those types of businesses newly allowed under voterapproved Amendment 64. Under the new law, beginning Oct. 1, cities and counties can start accepting permit applications for marijuana businesses, including cultivation facilities, testing facilities, product manufacturing facilities and retail stores. Commissioners Faye Griffin, Casey Tighe and Donald Rosier all voted to approve the county ban, which calls for all such businesses to not be allowed within unincorporated Jeffco until Feb. 1, 2015. “Waiting until 2015 would allow us to see how this is going in other municipalities,” Assistant County Attorney Eric Butler said. Butler said the state still had many portions of the Amendment 64 recreational marijuana law to work out, and a November election to determine how the product will be taxed. He added Pot continues on Page 23

Pact between developer, urban renewal district would lay groundwork Public improvement fee at Walmart would reimburse infrastructure costs By Sara Van Cleve The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority announced a proposal to reimburse redevelopment infrastructure costs to the developer at Arvada Plaza site. The $5.8 million is AURA’s portion of necessary infrastructure improvements, which must occur at Arvada Plaza at West 58th Avenue and Independence Street regardless of the tenant, said AURA Executive Director Maureen Phair. Under the proposed agreement, IRG, Industrial Realty Group of Downey, Calif., will pay all $9.1 million for the redevelopment upfront; AURA will then reimburse the developer for $5.8 million, and IRG will pay $3.3 million. “In order to redevelop the site, these improvements would have to happen, end of story,” Phair said. The money will come from a Public Im-

provement Fee instituted on the retailer — in this case Walmart — in lieu of the city’s portion of the sales tax. Sales tax in Arvada is 8.06 percent with 3.46 percent the city’s portion, Phair said. Pending the approval of an agreement by City Council, 3 percent of the sales tax will become a PIF and the 0.46 percent sales tax that goes to the police department will remain the same. Money from the PIF will be reimbursed to IRG, not Wal-Mart, until it reaches $5.8 million or 12 years have passed. Phair said she expects the $5.8 million to be paid in full in six to seven years. “This is new money,” Phair said. “It’s not something coming from the city’s general fund or AURA’s general fund. The tenant of the project, Walmart, is going to generate the sales tax and that is new sales tax that is not being generated today. Unless we made these public improvements, we would not have a tenant in there.” Improvements include remediation for asbestos and ground water contamination, site regrading and stabilization, demolition of the current facility, storm drainage work, water connection completion, relocating a sanitary sewer line, street widen-

ing on Ralston Road and Independence Street, street narrowing on 57th Avenue, new streetscape and consultation for the improvements. Several other projects in Arvada have had tax-sharing agreements, including $9 million for Costco in 2000, $15 million for Arvada Ridge in 2005 and $3 million for Target at Arvada Ridge in 2007. Other projects across the metro area to use a PIF for redevelopment include Belmar in Lakewood, which is $175 million; and Cabela’s in Thornton, which is $27 million. According to AURA, public participation, such as a PIF for larger projects, is usually 20-25 percent of the total project cost; the redevelopment of the Arvada Plaza is about $25 million, meaning the public contribution from AURA is about 23 percent. Some of the other projects in the area add the PIF onto the existing sales tax, including Belmar, which added an additional 2.5 percent to the existing tax. Consumers in Arvada will end up paying the same amount in sales tax for shopping at the proposed Walmart as they do at any other retailer in the city, Phair said. The redevelopment of the Arvada Plaza

is the first step to redeveloping the Arvada Triangle area, Phair said. AURA is hoping to redevelop the north side of Ralston Road west of the new Ralston Central Park as well with mixeduse development including residential and commercial development and perhaps a recreational facility. AURA already owns some of the property and can purchase more in 2016. Safeway, which is located on the north side, announced on June 21 that it will close on July 15. Because the Arvada Plaza, and the whole Arvada Triangle area, is an urban renewal district, tax revenue generated above what it made in 2002, the year before it became a designated district, goes to AURA. Tax revenue has declined each year since the Arvada Plaza became an urban renewal district. Walmart continues on Page 24

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Area events to celebrate the Fourth of July Staff Report

Lakewood Estates hosting free Fourth of July events for seniors

Arvada Festivals Commission hosting festival, fireworks

The Arvada Festivals Commission is hosting its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Stenger-Lutz Sports Complex, 58th Avenue and Oak Street. The festival is hosted by the city of Arvada, Arvada Festivals Commission, KOOL 105 and Apex Park and Recreation District begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. The festival leading up to a fireworks show will feature food vendors, community booths, military and fire department vehicle displays, a classic car show, live music from Wide Open and FIVE13 and a children’s activity area. The free children’s area includes five inflatables, alpacas, face painting, games and activities and giant hamster balls that children can roll around in for a small fee. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. and KOOL 105 will simulcast music to accompany the show. The festival and fireworks are free to attend. Attendees can park in the Stenger and Lutz parking lots off of Oak Street beginning at 3 p.m.

Bandimere Speedway celebrating Fourth with drag racing, fireworks

Bandimere Speedway is keeping its Fourth of July celebration on track with its annual Brakes Plus Jet Car Nationals and Family Festival. Gates open at 8 a.m. July Fourth at Bandimere, 3051 S. Rooney Road in Mor-

rison. Qualifying and test sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. The event features a fireworks show, jet cars, drag racing, music, a salute to the troops, carnivals rides and games, food and more. Vehicles participating in drag racing include 290 mph jet cars, motorcycle and snowmobile-powered vehicles, streetlegal cars, junior dragsters, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, and Stock/Super Stock Combo cars. Eliminations begin at 2 p.m. and games, rides, music and contests begin at 3 p.m. The jet car and drag car show begins at 7 p.m. with a fireworks celebration at 9:45 p.m. Tickets begin at $20 in advance for adults and $11 in advance for children. Children 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be bought online at www. or at the race track. Discount tickets are available at Mardel Christian Store, 4887 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Littleton and discount coupons are available at Brakes Plus locations. Parking is $10.

Lakewood Estates, an independent retirement community, is hosting a variety of Independence Day events July 5-7. Each event is free and open to the public at Lakewood Estates, 8585 W. Dakota Ave. From 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, is a Hawaiian luau; at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, is an Outward Bound event; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, is a travel safety seminar of Let’s Talk Seniors to help seniors prepare for summer with travel tips. For more information, please call Lakewood Estates at 303-223-4963.

Golden Lions hosting annual Fourth of July celebration with fireworks

The Golden Lions Club is hosting its annual Fourth of July celebration in Lions Park, 1300 10th St. The celebration begins at about noon and will end with a fireworks show provided by the city of Golden at about 9 p.m. The event includes music throughout the day as well as free rides and face painting for children. Residents can purchase food and drinks at the celebration or bring a picnic. The Golden Lions have hosted the Fourth of July celebration for more than 40 years.

Evergreen hosting Independence Day 5K, art show, concert

Fourth of July at Evergreen Lake is giving residents a chance to celebrate In-

Jeffco under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink ordered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including federal lands. As of press time, all municipal firework shows are still scheduled. Activities prohibited under the restrictions include campfires outside of permanent fire grates, smoking outside of designated areas or not in enclosed space, open burns such as bonfires and the illegal use of fireworks. Exceptions under the restrictions include use of liquid or gas-fueled appli-

ances, approved wood pellet grills, charcoal grills, portable outdoor fireplaces, portable outdoor fireplaces, recreational fires, tiki torches, chimineas, and fire pits, welding and cutting torch appliances, permitted fires by people with a permit, fire department training fires and fire suppression functions by government officials. All excepted uses must not be closer than 30 feet from an undeveloped area. For up-to-date information on the fire restrictions, visit community/fire-restrictions-and-bans.

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dependence Day with music, art and the 2013 Freedom Run 5K. The Freedom Run 5K, which benefits Mount Evans Home Health and Hospice, begins at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School, 2059 Hiwan Drive. The 3.1-mile course follows gently rolling terrain through residential areas ending at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway. Gates open at 10 a.m. for the Evergreen music festival and art show at the Evergreen Lake House, Upper Bear Creek Road. The art show and art demonstrations are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s activities, including inflatables, a petting zoo and art activities, will also be available all day. The festival will also feature four performances. The Sedici Corde String Quartet performs at 10 a.m.; the Denver Brass, Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums and the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers perform at 11 a.m.; John Erlandson and the Mostly Pretty Random All-Stars perform at 12:30 p.m.; and the Jefferson County Symphony Orchestra and Evergreen Chorale perform at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and children 12 and younger are free. Free parking is available at Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road, or at the RTD parking lot across from Christ the King Catholic Church, 4291 Evergreen Parkway. A free shuttle is available for attendees. Handicapped parking is available at the lake. There will be no fireworks as part of the celebration.

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efitsBy Glenn Wallace pice, ddle A former girlfriend of accused murroll-derer Corey Anthony Lopez told the end-jury in testimony June 19 about severreenal incidents during their relationship e Ev-when he allegedly choked her. t the The 23-year-old Lakewood man Creekfaces first-degree murder charges in stra-the death of 21-year-old Richelle Ann ren’sBest, whose death was attributed to ttingstrangulation. vail- Lopez also faces attempted murder charges of his ex-girlfriend, Samanper-tha Eckendorf, who specifically talked about an incident in 2008 when, per-she said, Lopez attacked her after the elticcouple had an argument. Eckendorf ockysaid the attack began when Lopez surm atprised her by grabbing her and throwostlying her onto the couple’s bed. 12:30 “He just started wailing on me,” honyEckendorf said, describing being formpunched on both sides of her jaw before Lopez began strangling her. n 12She said the strangling went on long enough for her to lose consciousness.

According to testimony, a friend at the apartment heard the altercation and intervened. When asked if she ever reported the strangulation to law enforcement, Eckendorf said she did not, for fear of damaging her relationship with Lopez. “As painful as it is to say after that, I still loved him and wasn’t going to leave him,” Eckendorf said. According to Eckendorf, Lopez choked her on more than one occasion. On cross-examination, Eckendorf was questioned closely about why, after saying she feared for her life with Lopez, she carried on a friendly relationship after their breakup in December 2010. In particular, the defense attorney asked why she also had sexual contact with Lopez after the breakup on one occasion. “I figured I was damaged goods and nobody was ever going to want me again,” Eckendorf answered. The defense also questioned points of Eckendorf’s courtroom testimony that differed from what she told detectives last year. In particular, on the stand Eckendorf said that she never actually saw

Lopez being physically pulled off her by a friend during the 2008 incident. Instead, she admitted to losing consciousness and waking up with the friend by her side.

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Also during the June 19 court proceedings, the jury had a chance to hear Lopez say, in his own words, what happened in the early morning hours of June 24 leading up to the death of Best. The prosecution showed the court the tape of an interview conducted by Lakewood Police Department detectives two days after Best’s death. In the interview, Lopez eventually confesses that he believes he accidentally strangled Best while the two were in bed. “I’ve been thinking about killing myself the last few days over that,” he told detectives. In the video, Lopez repeatedly insists that he never choked Best in anger and that he had no indication anything was amiss until he woke up the next day and found her cold and not breathing. Lopez’ trial is scheduled to conclude this week.

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The measures passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996 “to end welfare as we know it” were heralded as a ticket to economic self-sufficiency. The poor would be encouraged to enter the workforce and eventually leave all welfare assistance behind. But for most of the tens of thousands of working poor families in Colorado, the vision of self-sufficiency is illusive. One of the most significant components of the work support programs — child-care assistance — doesn’t reach about threefourths of the state’s working poor and generally fails the other fourth’s attempt to escape poverty, according to an I-News analysis of state data, census figures and Colorado-specific research reports, as well as interviews with benefit recipients, policy experts and government officials. The I-News inquiry found: Working families can fall prey to the “cliff effect,” in which even a modest rise in family income can lead to termination of a government benefit, including subsidized child care, worth thousands of dollars a year. The family can suffer a big net loss by earning more.

Colorado is the only state that allows counties to set income levels for eligibility for child-care assistance, or CCAP, the biggest work support program. The state’s system has created broad inequities in what families can earn before losing child care. Most experts say higher education is essential to rising out of poverty. Yet, 11 counties don’t give child-care help to parents attending college. A parent in Boulder County can get child-care subsidies to attend the University of Colorado, but a Larimer County parent gets no help to attend Colorado State University. Families facing the cliff effect report having employed strategies such as turning down raises, promotions or passing on better jobs to avoid losing an essential benefit. Proposed reforms center on phasing out payments gradually as family incomes rise toward self-sufficiency. Yet, when Colorado lawmakers twice tried to require counties to phase out child-care benefits, the proposals were watered down after lobbying by Colorado counties to make them voluntary. There are more than 63,000 working families in Colorado earning 130 percent of poverty-level income or less, about $25,000 per year, according to the I-News analysis. In 2012, according to state figures, CCAP served about 31,000 of the almost 137,000 children in those families — “a pittance,” in the words of one state senator. Cliff continues on Page 9

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Arvada couple celebrate 72nd anniversary Residents since 1948 share their life story By Sara Van Cleve Arvada was a much different place when the Gimenos moved there. Streetcars still ran between Arvada and Golden, many roads were unpaved and their home on 50th Avenue and Garrison Street was not yet part of the city, said Irene Gimeno, now 91. That was in 1948. “One time I was driving and wondered if I could hold my breath to drive through Arvada, and I could,” said Emil Gimeno, now 92. “You couldn’t do that now.” The Gimenos moved to Arvada from Denver because of the good schools and safe neighborhoods to raise their children — nine in total. “We had wonderful neighbors and felt very welcomed,” Irene said. The neighborhood children spent many hours playing in the Gimenos’ large yard, which Emil said was the best in the neighborhood at the time. Irene and Emil’s families were migrant workers from Mexico. Emil’s genetic ancestry actually goes back to Spanish royalty, according to DNA tracing by National Geographic, his daughter Patricia Wooten said. Emil was born in El Paso, Texas; Irene was born in Mexico and became a naturalized citizen in 1943. Irene and Emil met when they were just 19 and 20 respectively. “I went dancing with a friend at the casino dance hall and when I came out all the boys who didn’t want to dance were standing outside to meet girls, and he snatched me up,” Irene said. The couple married six months later in 1941 and celebrated their


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Irene and Emil Gimeno, 91 and 92 respectively, were married in 1941 and moved to a home near 50th Avenue and Garrison Street in 1948, before that area was part of Arvada. The Gimenos have lived in Arvada for 65 years and raised their nine children in the city. Photo by Sara Van Cleve 72nd anniversary on June 7. “She wouldn’t let me get away,” Emil said with a laugh. “We have had a very good marriage.” Not long after they married, Emil joined the Navy to serve in World War II. He served on the USS Yorktown in the South Pacific for about a year and a half. “We were the only aircraft carrier never hit,” Emil said. While Emil served overseas, Irene fought the battle on the homefront and worked at Rocky Mountain Arsenal to help build cluster bombs while her two sisters helped her raise her children. Following the war, Emil started his own construction business and was the contractor for several large projects, including the restoration of Bent’s Old Fort in 1975. “I started a construction company so my children could go to college,” Emil said. “Going into business for

myself was the best decision I ever made.” Emil went to night school himself to advance his knowledge and his business to support his family. “The only way to advance myself was through education,” he said. Emil even built the house at Nelson Street and 77th Drive where he and Irene have lived for more than 30 years and wrote a book about the restoration of Bent’s Old Fort — “The Adobe Castle of the Santa Fe Trail: The History and Reconstruction of Bent’s Old Fort.” Irene also went back to school and received an associate’s degree in fine arts from Red Rocks Community College. Throughout their lives, both Irene and Emil have traveled around the world and always came home to Arvada. “We’ve had a very good life,” Emil said.

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Woman’s purse stolen from business during dance class

7:14 a.m. Thursday, May 30, business on Grandview Avenue A woman was taking a salsa dance class at a business on Grandview Avenue when her purse was stolen from her dance shoe bag. The purse was taken between 11 p.m. May 26 and 1 a.m. May 27; her bag was left in an unsecured area of the business. Her purse was gold colored and valued at $5. Inside her purse was her USAA Master Card credit card and debit card and her Chase Visa Credit Card, all three of which she canceled. In her purse was also her iPhone, valued at $900 to replace, and $20 worth of cosmetics. The woman was not able to provide any suspect information regarding the theft.

Woman loses $2,500 through email scam

11:11 a.m. Monday, June 3, police report made via phone A woman made a report to police about a scam she fell victim to that caused her to lose $2,500. On June 3, the woman received a text message from Chase Bank where a representative told her a stop payment order had been placed on a check she deposited into her account. The check drawn on May 24 for $2,500. The woman told police she received the check when she answered an email

advertising $300 in weekly payments to people willing to wrap their vehicles with an advertisement for Monster Energy Drink. She received the check on May 28 after she answered the email from her husband’s email address. She deposited the check into her account and was told to forward the remaining amount, minus the $300 payment and $155 Moneygram fee. She lost $2,500 in the transaction. When the woman called the number on the email, a man named Christian promised to send a new check. Police told the woman to assume any checks received from the man in the future is fraudulent. Police also advised that the woman report the fraud to the federal law enforcement website concerning internet fraud and to contact the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office’s bad check program for possible restitution or small claims court filing information.

Unknown person reportedly shot bullet through U-Haul store’s window

11:19 a.m. Monday, June 3, U-Haul, 6200 block of Wadsworth Blvd. An unknown person reportedly shot a bullet through the window and into the ceiling of a U-Haul store. When an employee arrived on the morning of June 3 she found debris from a ceiling tile on the floor; later another employee observed a hole in the east-facing window. Police found what appeared to be a bullet fragment on the floor in between the hole in the window and the ceiling tile. The reporting employee found another portion of a bullet fragment closer to the west side of the store. The window was valued at $1,000 and the ceiling tile at $20. The last employee left the store at about 5 p.m. the previous evening and there were no known issues with customers or former employees. The windows have an alarm for a glass break, but it did not appear to working. 0Police dispatch said there were no reports of fireworks or shots fired in the area. The bullet fragments and photographs of the scene were entered into evidence. There is no suspect information at this time.

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Don’t be short with traffic reports Dear Morning Show Radio Hosts: I’m writing to you about an issue of grave import to our community: your traffic reports. Perhaps you haven’t realized that what is said — or, more specifically, what is not said — can make or break commuters’ whole days, even before we leave our driveways. First, your traffic reports are too short. It takes more than the 15 seconds allotted for this crucial information to catalog construction slow-downs and inevitable multiple accidents on the Interstates, much less report on the subsequent fender-benders caused by interminable lines at stoplights for those who opt for surface streets to avoid these messes. Why not give this topic the time it deserves? Say, 15 minutes? Perhaps these truncated time frames are why your traffic reporters talk so fast … and, consequently, why it’s so hard to follow where the commute-busting problems actually are. For example, there are so many “70s” in our landscape. There’s Interstate 70 of course, but also 76, 270 and C-470, as these motorways are popularly known. And because I usually need to travel an east-west then north-south route, I wait breathlessly for any mention of a road with “70” in the name.

This information usually rushes past me, though, before I can decipher which of these routes is the least time-sucking. I also ask you to please consider the frequency of your traffic reports. Every 15 minutes is simply not often enough, much less on the half hour. Before I commit to turning right for I-25 or left for C-470, I’m practically begging for the latest info so that when I get to I-70, I’m in the correct turn lane … or, at least, I have time to blast across three lanes of traffic in front of everyone else still making their own decisions. Or, in the more likely circumstance that I’ve already embarked on the exact wrong route yet again, I listen breathlessly for any updates, often flipping from station to station to station for advice. If I’m already 20-some mind-numbing minutes into a commute and waiting — in the car and on the road — I could literally weep with

gratitude for guidance from those in the know about whether to bail at Santa Fe or try to make it all the way to Quebec. (Just a note: it’s not helpful to be warned to expect the “usual problems” because I don’t know where these usual problems usually are.) Sure, sometimes it’s fun to play along with quizzes and contests to while away the time. And to check my phone for the time (I’m not texting, truly) because I’ve long since stopped wearing a watch. Very infrequently, if I’ve remembered to toss it in my bag, I might even lean over to the rear-view mirror and pucker up for some lip gloss. But it’s impossible to handle both my essential travel mug of coffee and my stick shift as I herky-jerk through stop and go traffic. In short, dear Morning Show Hosts, please don’t be short with your traffic reports. I believe I’m not alone in my request; in fact, I can see out the window sitting here that I am far from alone. Andrea W. Doray is a writer who would prefer to bike to work, even though it’s a little harder to handle her coffee mug. Contact her at a.doray@

Breakups: It’s about accountability Probably one of the most recognized, overused, and abused break-up lines of all time is, “It’s not you, it’s me.” For all of the Seinfeld fans out there, you will recall that in one episode Jason Alexander’s character, George Costanza, actually claimed that he invented this breakup maneuver when one of his love interests used the very same line on him when trying to end the relationship. And I know that many people still use this line or tactic to end relationships or let others down easy, or maybe both. I like the line for a different reason. Forgetting the overused and abused relationship and break-up analogy for a moment, how often have we used the very same line when deflecting blame for something we have done or have not done? Do we take accountability and own it, “It’s not you, it’s me?” Or do we reverse it and place the problem squarely on someone else, “It’s not me, it’s you?” I much prefer the original version, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Personal accountabil-

ity is the first rung on the ladder of success. And it is not just when something has gone horribly wrong or where there is an opportunity to place or accept blame, it is also true when given an opportunity. Strong leaders use this tactic all the time. And they use it in a couple of ways, one to lead by example and the other to give a team member a chance to step up and demonstrate a competency or capability. In the example of leading by example or leading from the front, a good manager or leader may recognize that there is an opportunity for a teaching moment and they jump in and say, “Wait a minute, it’s not your turn yet, let me demonstrate this for you one more time, OK?” And conversely, the employee may feel that they are ready to demonstrate their readiness and

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Safeway a casualty of Walmart Our planning commission and council should be proud. We have sustained the first casualty of the Walmart in Armada Plaza, in that Safeway at 58th and Independence is gone. No matter that it was convenient for the residents of the Meridian and surrounding areas to walk to the store, we are going to have a Walmart. Most of us can’t hoof it to 64 and Ward, but who cares? I for one do, as this

is just the first in a series of our good neighbors being forced out. Do you suppose employees can find an equal job to the one they lost at Safeway at Walmart? I don’t. In our neighborhood, everone is for keeping the individual businesses, but we are told, we are meeting our goal by getting a large retailer. This is supposed to be a representative government. The council is supposed to be working for the citizens. John McGuire Arvada

capabilities and use the very same line, “I’ve got this boss, it’s not you, it’s my turn.” And so the strong leader allows his team member to try. This is another teaching moment, just moving from the “doing” of everything for everyone, to “giving” an opportunity to learn. But even if we do reverse it, “It’s not me, it’s you,” this too can be used when a coach or leader calls upon an employee or team member to step up because they know that they are ready to give something a shot. “It’s not me this time, it’s you,

it’s a big project but I am confident you can handle it.” Both situations allow for growth, ownership, success, and building a solid foundation to build upon. It’s only in times of blame or difficulties when we reverse the line and fall back on the comfortable crutch of “It’s not me, it’s you,” that we stifle growth in ourselves and others as we deflect ownership and accountability. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and founder of www.candogo. com



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On July Fourth, have a blast, without fireworks Once again, it looks like many of Colorado’s communities are headed toward a Fourth of July without fireworks. Last year, arguably Colorado’s worst ever for wildfires, saw a statewide burning ban that prohibited fireworks. Already this year, fires have scorched tens of thousands of acres throughout the state. No statewide ban has been put in place as of yet, but make no mistake, Colorado is in emergency mode. In many counties, officials have taken common-sense, precautionary measures and instituted burning rules that, among other things, outlaw personal use and professional displays of fireworks. Unless the skies open up immediately

our view and consistently, these bans are likely to remain in place at least through July Fourth. For many, that means, like last year, celebrating the holiday without one of our nation’s most treasured traditions. Yes, fireworks are fun. They have come to be seen as a sparkling, brilliant reminder of our independence. But much of Colorado is too dry, the conditions too ripe for danger, to risk it. We see this as a necessary inconve-

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Can the Rockies compete for the postseason with Tulo out? Most folks in downtown Golden were optimistic about the Rockies’ chances, in spite of the team’s slugging shortstop being out 4 to 6 weeks with a rib injury.

The only question is whether their pitching staff holds up. If so, they certainly have the horsepower. Bill Flynn

Yeah, I think so. Of course they’ll miss him, but they’re a pretty good hitting team top to bottom. Charlie Meyers

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nience. Moreover, we encourage residents to be diligent in following whatever restrictions their county or municipality has imposed. A single, carelessly discarded cigarette has been known to start a major wildfire. Certainly, flaming objects designed to explode in the air have the potential to create at least as much havoc. Consider some statistics from the National Fire Protection Association: In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,8000 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. In a normal year, more fires are

reported on July 4 than on any other day, and fireworks are the major culprit, according to the association. Imagine the potential for disaster if errant fireworks landed in a wooded area of Colorado. It’s not worth the risk for a few minutes of viewing pleasure. And if doing the right thing for Coloradans’ safety isn’t enough, consider the potential damage to a scofflaw’s wallet. In unincorporated Douglas County, for example, setting off fireworks comes with up to a $1,000 fine. We could make a case that fines should be even stiffer. Independence Day is rooted in major sacrifice. Eating hot dogs and enjoying the company of family and friends without fireworks is a rather small one.

The subtext of texting not a good read A little while ago, the family was on our way out — I don’t even remember where we were going — but we were waiting for one of my daughter’s friends to arrive, because she was riding with us. And minutes were passing, and we’re getting gradually more impatient, when finally my wife turns to my daughter and asks “where’s your friend?” To which we get in return “I don’t know, she’s not texting me back. “Well, have you called her?” “No.” And you could practically hear the follow-up, “As if ...” Like as in, “As if I would ever actually talk to one of my friends with this device which was originally designed exclusively to allow me to talk to everybody, at any time.” I’ve written before about how weird it is that the next generation is so constantly interconnected by their cell phones, but at the same time so disconnected in every other regard. But it turns out that that phenomenon of youth also has a troubling manifestation in adult life. My friend Jay is in sales, and has been for 20-some years. Business has been dicey for the last several years, but he’s keeping his head above water. One thing that we’ve talked about a lot in respect to his business is how impersonal it’s become. And he sees that as a very bad thing, from both a business and a cultural angle. People who he’s worked with for 20 years don’t have the time to say “hey” and catch up with how the family is doing; a salesman from 15 years ago who would look you in the eye and give you a handshake promise now sends you a text message with a vague statement of intent. The personal part of business has become completely subsumed by the need to keep up with the speed of technology, and things that used to work because of relationships don’t work anymore. Let me come at it this way: 50 years ago, investors had brokers who they knew by first name; brokers had relationships with companies; and companies valued that

chain of connections because it was the lifeblood of their company. Now, you or I can log in to e-Trade from our iPad while sitting on the couch in our pajamas, catch up on the stock market in a few minutes, and send instructions to the HAL 9000 on the other end of the ether, and go about our merry day. Nowhere in that is there any accountability to the investor from the company, who barely knows you exist, if at all. You wonder how a thing like Enron could happen? Because Ken Lay never had to look one of the “little people” in the eye and tell them he was in the process of bilking them out of their life savings. Personal relationships require accountability, and when business is managed by text message, there are no personal relationships. I like technology, and I think there are a lot of really wonderful aspects to it. But it seems like what it has actually done is replace conversations when it was intended to augment them. It’s made the messy part of relationships an arms-length away, where it’s safe and unaccountable. And that’s not good for anybody, whether it’s working out six-figure deals or just trying to get to dinner on time.

Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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“The reason the cliff effect matters, and the reason it matters to all of us in society, is that we want to provide the opportunity for these families to get into the workforce, to stay working, to reach self-sufficiency, to get ahead,” said Rich Jones, director of research at Bell Policy Center in Denver, a self-described progressive think tank. “That’s the whole design. By keeping the cliff effect, by keeping the barriers in place, we’re actually providing a disincentive to continue working.” For many poor working families who receive work supports, the cliff effect isn’t an issue. They don’t earn enough to trip the loss of benefits. The real threat of the cliff effect is to those close to self-sufficiency. “A fraction of these folks can actually make it work,” said Susan Roll, a California professor who did her doctoral thesis at the University of Denver on the cliff effect. “It is very difficult to be on these programs and it is certainly next to impossible to escape the programs.” The work support benefits can include child-care assistance, food stamps, housing assistance, assistance with energy bills and Medicaid, among others. The steepest cliff in the state is posed by the child-care assistance program, experts say. Even a raise of $1 hour per hour, which would translate into roughly $2,000 a year for a full-time employee, could trigger the termination of the benefit worth $6,000 or $8,000 per year or more to the family, and might even impact the parent’s ability to work. “I would say the cliff effect is the No. 1 reason preventing women and their families from achieving self-sufficiency,” said Lorena Garcia, executive director of Denver-based COLOR, which works with young women trying to escape poverty. Academic researchers and county social workers all said they have seen families forgo raises or promotions so they didn’t lose child-care benefits. “It’s frustrating to hear their stories,” said Tamara Schmidt, supervisor of the child-care assistance program in Larimer County. “To have them calling in tears because they’re over income by 10 cents (an hour). I mean, there’s really not a whole lot of wiggle room.” Self-sufficiency is pegged by most studies at about 225 percent of the federal poverty guideline, or about $44,000 annually for a family of three. That number comes particularly into play in Colorado’s county system for setting income limits for child-care assistance. The limit for a family of three ranges from $25,000, or 130 percent of poverty, to $44,000, 225 percent of poverty. And these vast disparities exist next door to each other. For example, in southeastern Colorado, Prowers County cuts off child care at $25,000 for a three-person family, while adjacent Bent and Kiowa counties allow up to $44,000. A 2008 state audit found that more than 1,000 families denied child-care assistance because their incomes were too high would have qualified in a neighboring county. Higher education is another touchstone in the debate over Colorado’s county system. “Post-secondary education, especially for single-parent households, is critical as far as financial security, social mobility, all of those things,” said state Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins. That Larimer County doesn’t allow higher education as an eligible activity ultimately comes down to a matter of resources, officials said. “We had to make the choice to serve the poorest of the poor,” said Laura Sartor of Larimer County Human Services. “It was very difficult. It was a very hard choice to

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INCOME LIMITS BY COUNTY Income eligibility limits for Colorado Child Care Assistance in communities covered by Colorado Community Media:

JEFFERSON COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 2,843


Woman puts face on struggle to succeed Self-sufficiency is goal for student mom

Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three.

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College students eligible: Yes

Jennine Jeffries is a woman with an engaging smile, a firm handshake and an articulate yet unvarnished way of telling her own story: broken and abusive childhood home, a frequent runaway and juvenile delinquent, alcohol and drug addictions as she became a bartender, a stint in jail. But her story doesn’t stop there. With determination and hard work, with help from those who believe in her, with an unfading desire to be something more for her own four children, she has pulled her life back on course. She’s carrying a shiny 3.97 grade point average at Metropolitan State University of Denver, with graduation set for next spring. Her 19-year-old son has made that possible in part by caring at home for her 4-year-old twins. She wants him to have a chance at education next. Jeffries has worked for Metro’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, and is now an intern at Project Wise, a Denverbased agency that offers counseling and other services to women. She knows who she is and what she wants to be. “Given the pain I have put my family through, given the pain I have put myself through, given the struggles I have been through, I want a career where I can help those who are like me, women in transition, women who feel that maybe they’re not worthy, or that they have no hope,” said Jeffries, 39. “I want to make a difference in people’s lives.” As she prepares for that day to arrive, making the long bus ride each day into Denver from her Section 8 apartment in Englewood, working low-wage jobs, volunteering, keeping up with her family life and

Number of children served in 2012: 3,545

ARAPAHOE COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 185 percent of poverty or about $36,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 2,855

DENVER COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 225 percent of poverty or about $44,000 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 5,028

DOUGLAS COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 200 percent of poverty or about $39,100 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 632

EL PASO COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 4,634

TELLER COUNTY Eligibility ceiling: 150 percent of poverty or about $29,300 for a family of three. College students eligible: Yes Number of children served in 2012: 97

make. We did a lot of research and a lot of statistics in determining who we could and couldn’t serve. And unfortunately the student population was one of the populations that were an option, so we had to eliminate them and not be able to cover child care anymore.” Many counties change eligibility levels as budgets and caseloads rise and fall. El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, a Republican, said it’s critical that these decisions be made at the close-to-the-ground county level. El Paso recently raised its level to 150 percent of poverty, but allows recipients, once approved, to stay with the program up to 165 percent. Colorado Counties Inc., the lobbying organization for the state’s 64 counties, has twice lobbied against legislation requiring the counties to phase out child-care assistance to counter the cliff effect. Each time, the counties lobbied successfully to make the proposals voluntary. The 2012 bill called for a 10-county pilot project to test phasing out the benefit. So, far no county has volunteered. Clark said requiring counties to phase out the benefit would be too costly. But Kefalas, the Fort Collins Democrat, said there would be benefits in embracing reform. “In my opinion, if we make these investments up front, we’re going to save an awful lot of money for the taxpayer in terms of public assistance programs, in terms of dealing with the criminal justice system,and the research bears that out,” he said. I-News is the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information: Contact Burt Hubbard at or 303-446-4931. General press releases Submit through our website Obituaries Letters to the editor News tips Fax information to 303-468-2592 Mail to 110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 150, Golden, CO 80403.


Jennine Jeffries, 39, stands at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus in Denver recently. Jeffries, a mother of four, has done much to turn her life around after it went off course, and is carrying a near-perfect grade point average at Metropolitan State University of Denver. However, she is concerned about what will happen when her work support benefits ends. She wants to be off assistance, yet will need to earn $40,000 a year to be self-sufficient. Photo by Photos by The I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS her studies, she worries about how she will do it. Can she possibly make, as a new college graduate, the $40,000 or more it will take for her family to minimally survive the loss of the work support benefits she receives — housing assistance, food stamps and Medicaid? “I’m terrified that once I graduate I won’t be self-sufficient,” she said, but there’s no turning back now. “What do I next? I want to be the hell off assistance.” For more information about the cliff effect, go to


Cheri Jo Babnik

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Cheri Jo Babnik, 53, of Arvada, Colorado passed away June 16th, 2013 of brain cancer at home with her loved ones by her side. She is survived by her loving husband, John Dilday, her twin children Donovan and Kaila Babnik and her step daughters Desiree Rangel and Chelsea Glasmann She is also survived by parents, Sallie and Marvin Lewis and Bill and Sky Johnson, her brothers Steve Johansson and Boots Lewis along with her sister Lori Rohan. Cheri spent most of her life in the Arvada-Golden area. She graduated from Arvada West High School in 1977. She went on to graduate from the American Banking Institute in 1985. Cheri’s professional career in banking included three vice president positions at Citizens Bank in Westminster, 1st National Bank of Arvada and Bank of Choice in Arvada.

Cheri was well-known and loved in the Arvada-Westminster business community as a champion of small business owners and real estate investors. In addition to various types of financing, people sought her advice on many business endeavors. Cheri had a passion for family activities with her children and grandchildren from day-to-day events to trips to the Lake, cruises and big annual Christmas parties. A celebration of Cheri’s life will be held at The Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar Street, Arvada, CO 80003 starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday June 29th, 2013. We are very thankful for the many family and friends who have supported us over that last 13 months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cheri’s honor to The National Brain Tumor Society or Every Creature Counts (a no-kill animal shelter).

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ARVADA NEWS IN A HURRY Arvada firefighters return after wildfire deployment

Arvada Fire crews deployed to wildfires across the state earlier in the month have returned home. Brush truck eight and a crew of three firefighters deployed to the Royal Gorge Fire on June 12 returned home on June 16. On June 11, a crew of four firefighters and a fire engine were deployed to assist with the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs. The crew returned home on June 20. Another crew was deployed overnight on June 19 to the Lime Gulch Fire and returned on June 20.

Arvada police set up fireworks complaint line through July 6

The Arvada Police Department is again offering a fireworks complaint line that residents and business owners can call to report the illegal use of fireworks. The phone number, 720898-6919, will be in service and monitored Monday, July 1, through Saturday, July 6. Fireworks are illegal within city limits and can present fire hazards, especially because of Colorado’s extreme dryness in the last few years. The police department has enacted a zero-tolerance policy for

the use of fireworks, and residents caught with fireworks will receive a ticket. Officers will take appropriate enforcement action for violations of both the Arvada City Code and the Colorado Revised Statutes. The fireworks hotline has been used during the last several years in an effort to keep 911 from being inundated with fireworks complaints, interfering with the reception of emergency calls. While 911 is still appropriate for emergency calls related to firework injuries and fires, all other calls regarding fireworks should be directed to the hotline.

AURA names Trammell Crow Company as TOD development team

The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority, the city of Arvada and the Regional Transportation District has selected Trammell Crow Company as the preferred development team to begin negotiations for the master development of the Arvada Olde Town transit-oriented development (TOD) site. The TOD site is an 8.79acre site directly across the tracks from the future Olde Town Arvada FasTracks rail station, near Grandview News continues on Page 22

‘Cliff effect’ looms for achiever with fresh degree Magna cum laude grad in ‘really scary’ situation By Jim Trotter I-News

Rachel Contizano, a Denver native, moved to New York and finished community college there with highest distinction. She was employed by an apparel manufacturer, living independently in New York City, just as she wanted. Then she went on maternity leave before Christmas in 2009 and was soon notified that her job had been eliminated. She applied for unemployment benefits and received them for the full 99 weeks allowed, her job search fruitless month after month. “I got up the courage that I needed to move back home,” she said of those dark days. “It was just getting too difficult to survive.” Surviving still wasn’t a picnic back in Colorado, although her family helped. As she began to apply for work support benefits for herself and her son, Kingston, to try to get back on her feet, she encountered what she described as a very difficult process with Denver Human Services. “I did everything I was supposed to do. I followed all the rules,” she said. “If I did what I was responsible for, then they were responsible to help me. And that wasn’t the case.” She determined that she needed to learn more about advocating for herself. Her eventual mastery of work support benefit rules led to her appoint-

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Randall Elbrecht, certified dog trainer and founder of Double Diamond Dog Training, poses with his “Outward Bound with the Hounds” group from left, Hunter, Buddy Rich, Blossom, Diogenes and Timmy outside of Olde Town Arvada. Photo by Sara Van Cleve Once the dog masters one skill, such as properly walking on a leash without pulling, Elbrecht can show the owner how to train the dog to sit on command, for example. “It is entirely on the owner to maintain the work,” he said. “A dog is an animal — it isn’t a computer or a machine. You can’t just take out the broken parts and replace them with the things you want. It’s consistency that really makes them obedient. That’s the key factor.” Elbrecht uses a combination of positive and negative reinforcement coupled with motivation; the balance is different for each dog depending on the animal’s personality, he said. Positive reinforcement is praising the dog when it does a correct behavior and saying “No” when it performs an incorrect behavior. Motivation is in the form of making it fun for the dog, like a game of Simon Says, Elbrecht said.

“Once it becomes fun for them, they’re interested in it and they’re happy do to the obedience,” he said. “Every dog is different and every dog’s approach is going to be different.” Double Diamond Dog Training also

offers a program called “Outward Bound with the Hounds” to clients whose dogs have reached an advanced level of obedience and are capable of walking for a long period and able to deal with multiple distractions. As part of the program, Elbrecht takes a group of dogs on hikes and walks to areas such as Olde Town Arvada, Red Rocks, Capitol Hill, Washington Park and the mountains. One of the dogs in the program, Blossom, was rescued from a breeder where she spent her whole life in a barn breeding. Before Elbrecht began working with her about a year ago, she was so fearful that she was scared to walk out the front door, he said. “Now she’s one of the most excited dogs that I have in the group,” he said. “When she sees me she starts grinning and she’s excited to go out. She’s shaking to get in the car and say hello to everyone in the car. Everyone loves it, but she really, really shows how much she likes it.” In-home obedience training sessions are about an hour per week and begin at $50 per session depending on the owner’s location. Elbrecht works with owners throughout the metro area. For more information on Double Diamond Dog Training, visit or on Facebook at

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Construction begins on police substations Council unanimously OKs plans for two facilities By Sara Van Cleve Construction has begun on two new police substations in Arvada. City Council unanimously approved two agenda items on June 17 during its regular business meeting to allow construction to begin on the two new police substations, located at 8110 Vance Drive and 6644 Kendrick St. The station designs were brought to council and unanimously approved with all council members present. The two new substations are part of the department’s new decentralized policing method. The decentralized policing methods break up the city into three sectors using “natural neighborhoods.” The first sector is from West 88th Avenue south to West 64th Avenue and from the Union Pacific tracks east to Sheridan Boulevard. The second sector is from West 64th Avenue south to Interstate 70 and from Kipling Parkway east to Tennyson Street. The third sector is the remainder of Arvada, ranging from south of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge south to the city limits just north of I-70. The sector ranges from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Kipling Parkway west to the edge of Arvada city limits. The third sector is the largest in terms of land, but is smallest in terms of population. “Breaking the city up into these natural relatively geographic areas makes sense for how we can police,” said Arvada Police Chief Don Wick. “It allows us to understand

the problems better because we can look at each policing sector at the micro level, when before we’ve had to look at the city at the macro level and try to figure out patterns and determine how best to deploy resources.” The stations will have the same design and will be 9,300-square-foot one-story facilities. The buildings will feature a community room, which will be open to the public to use, as well as the amenities and space for about 55 officers to be stationed at each location. Amenities for officers include briefing space, office space, gear lockers, evidence collection space, a workout area, two interview rooms and more. The stations will not have booking or detention facilities; booking, detention and evidence processing will remain at the main station, 8101 Ralston Road. “It allows us to be more a flexible, responsive and innovative police department and get to the heart of solving problems,” Wick said. The buildings will also be built with solar capability and will use recycled materials as much as possible. The stations were designed by Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, and council approved Adolfson and Peterson as the builder. During the June 17 meeting, council unanimously approved an agreement with A&P to construct the buildings in an amount not to exceed $6,766,795. Council also approved an amendment to the 2013 operating and capital budget for unanticipated costs for building the stations in an amount not to exceed $750,000. The money for the stations was already budgeted in the 2013 capital budget approved last year. Groundbreaking on both sites was June 24; the stations are expected to be completed and operating by February 2014.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK What is your specialty and what does that mean for the but don’t get the opportunity very often. Serena Billmayer people you work with? Seniors Real Estate Specialist Certified Real Estate IRA Specialist

I specialize in two areas: working with Real Estate IRAs, and working with seniors. I have experience and knowledge of the specific procedures to follow when utilizing an IRA for real estate purchases. I have a Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, as well as personal experience working with seniors from moving my parents from their home in Kansas to a retirement community here in Denver. I believe it is important to not underestimate the sentimental value of a home nor the equity in it.

Your Castle Real Estate, Inc. Phone: 303-956-7940 Office: 303-962-4272 ext. 786 Serena Where were you born? A small town in Western Kansas: Collyer, KS, population about 150. How long have you lived in the area? 24 years (I moved to Colorado in 1988) What do you like most about it? The weather, the mountains, the people! (Not necessarily in that order!)

What is the most challenging part of what you do? Educating my clients is both challenging and rewarding. For instance, most people don’t know that you can purchase real estate with your IRA, and there are distinct advantages to diversifying your portfolio. Additionally, many people still do not realize it’s a seller’s mar market. However, the lending side is tough and getting tougher, so you have to have patience when it comes to get getting a transaction closed.

How long have you worked in Real Estate? 10 years

What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? I’m actually a bit of a workaholic, but I do take time out to play softball, go to my husband’s hock hockey games, and take my dogs for walks. I also love to read, dance, and travel,

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Do not hesitate; we are short of inventory in the Metro area, and if your home is priced right and staged well, it will sell quickly. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Get preapproved; not just prequalified, but preapproved so you can put in a stronger offer. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? When showing properties, I always ring the doorbell, and if no one responds, I unlock the door and walk in. I always shout out first to make sure no one is home. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work. My clients and I have found people in bed, a man passed out on a couch, and one time a man who had just gotten out of the shower. You never know what you may find!

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Pho t n Cle mo lo bly, Elemethe Decemyear’s pm to by ve especi cratic ent Courtne urcolo ntary -co be Auror y Kuh Sch r massa a the ally on n- tal radon ater len ool the kin ews.c in Co cre at kil politi g abou — nnect Sandy lings om Ho — areand mu icut. edged cal iss t guns ha ue, But ok . startin ch mo as thes always just “Some g to re in gover been the point pop part a dic nor up to gu ackno ey in ercialof the Ca ns, wl wlothers ndian develop ndelas State to a ment. resia con violen north Street tinues t on Pa opose of Coand Ca ge 18 nally d Jeffer al Creek Th son sou few e comi siden theast Parkyea ng ped tial portioof the Candrs is an develop by Ter oth merci elas, n s Gr nt director of Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation, stands next to a gondola at Water World. Mastriona has retired after 43 years. Photo by Andy Carpenean Greg Mastriona,erformer me executive oup. ra Causaof acres. al and includ draw, Ve over ers open ing ldhuiz the ne som res The xt Th space en uizen ething ide new Can will e de will ntial, said. vel del a Ca , a manafor Parkwa includ com homefeature opme y in wes as neighb m-pital. gnt, 1,5 e s, we ha 1,500 t Arvada orhood and 00 sin 1,0 able once severa 00 or . Photo is taking nity, ve five comm held comm mo gle fam comp of sha are by And un erciall millio re hig leted ily, ifferen offerthat us to tho ity,” y Carpen pe with hou 1, a $2.7 million general obliga- missed by the Hyland Hills n squ he “It de , vis t pri se staVeldhuiz ses in vad ’s kind space. ean are r-densit tached ey tion bond issue passed to build family. Board president Don ce Su ion.” a,” feet the low all ndard en sai Veldh of a cit and of ret y units the staina tural have the park. $300,0 Ciancio said he has the highs an d. comm bility ail an flairs mendcomplemuizen y withi d we “The 00s off lar The park began with just two est regard for his overall perford sai . pa -powe unity, can be Highw sharedy tur plan. ous am ent eac d. “T n a cit red Veldh ay 72 ne e see water slides, but grew the fol- mance and commitment to the ommu h oth hey’ll y of Ar and Can uizen n thr systemBetween ount ity truCandela sustails on thestreet Ar-int lowing year with the addition of district. He said Mastriona did a ou g in nilig delas st, he s has parks of opener. There egrate space. s, we thoug nability roofs hts an said, fro ghou to traveling with Pam, who re- the wave pool and four slides. superior job for the district and “It ’ll meric the open h, is space ’s a tre m so- t Co ’s the said. though featur of ho d tiles open There haveBy, Ashley an reimers tired eight years ago. lor its me is “T nearl space firs Next came Surfer’s Cove and will remain a pillar for the Hyits sus 500,0 , cil ad in the he rec recrea e of s. Th to sol dents space ’s a sig areimers@ourcoloradonews. ity an ar Ea o,” he sait of its The break is well-deserved Thunder Bay in 1984, followed land community and a valued nifi y 20 taina firm 00 be ,” Veldhreation tion centhe co e bigges kind reatio can en and bu cant 0 acres d trails pays ch bu bild. cau mm ed com ild after years of dedication to not cen co t ild of ter joy uiz a in by River Country in 1986. resource for the district. na er se mm fee unity ing omes fore It’s go l asp the the who we’re en sai ter is . of itm open Its only the Hyland Hills District, , views area state “River Country really put WaGoing forward, Mastriona d. “It a $3 co moun proximect of the quali building $3,000 buys may ing to where ent to land of lot pe It an alld ou started at be mmitte ’s tha million rea tai ity ter World on the map because it said he will take with him the comm ple resaii- Laundro- but the community. as solfied ren . If the r lot int s in Ca t exp d to oth fato tdo Greg LE ch LE LEED “w ns an -Mastriona y His leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experipoint ork, din d oth Bomat and ar pa ewable build o the ndela ron ED, or ED go silver sustai ensive uld inun1969. ity.” or recof s me tru ld. the ne certifi nabil , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,” ences he’s made over the years, the other tec ls, geo energ build ntal Leaders ” home st beation Golde ity. d So en ed, major De for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orhnolo therm y system s wi and s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play”looking U.S. ing me sign, hip in En ity th is an his If it ere Pam certifi Green ets ergy happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he oth wife pe and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-o cat an Th fee Bu green occu d nin home run into er get pump sel the wife of the execuGolf Courses at Hyland Hills, stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . coole e recrea ilding which allowed for people to lin worked with. But for those who a reb e ho s are Charl pied. g in mes tive ate s pa director of the Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Prome- interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the forowne the tru sustai ooses no and d by a tion cenCouncil ards set ans the ie Mc nie of are under nable Kay by the t to alrand Park Recreation District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.” con velop s, the taina r to use st and the will fea geothe ter wi . mer director, just take a look in ead nwi qu bu co is rmal roofto ture ll be ble to ild y bu my wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC availa alitie mm th Ch merci ment used, 15 kil heate heat Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. urc “She told ilt erc p Mo impro retrofi ha ble to s, the the Ranc has al part sn’t sta ial devel hwas drawi re tha vem t their tures, as well to offset owatt pump d and sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built fee the “I always had a candy drawer been h Co sol as sys of the rted ho ng res n jus ents, Ve home mo oper, me Ve and interview,” Mastrio- course, Water World. mint over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, yet give “O The ldhuiz many oth st of thear pane tem idents t sus ldhuiz with mesai anm for som grocery erest fro comm sites ne thi most en sai na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,” taina er sus electr ls on en sai susou ng e oth sto m co unity, the co signifi d. taina a 36 and the is the t to Ca ble ici er po res to m bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs “W nv liv d. 0-degr vie nd can ble ty can there- where is all started.” the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien t sus w,” he natural elas thoing is featime. That’s ee ce sto the most recent addition, the see taina be sai ug McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Sta vie res started his 43- dren in the district. bility n De ndley w from d. “Resi auty of h. it Mile High Flyer. e we y to wo for Rang an ll as In the Know feanver the La de Fo said. Hills career as a “The best part of the job is rk on many year Hyland “Voyage was built in 1994, and ke, the y home nts ha visit r more of the e. The yea it for ve golf course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,” and we still have hour-long www.l inf DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th many rs an ivefor ormati tendent, ak on ns, do ey defin beau years,”d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,” Mastriona said. “It’s a wn ward. on ab ty ing Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District grams and the facilities are be- five-minute ride, that’s fast and chara of the the Fro com out Ca executive director in 1972. was established in 1955, and was the . cteris site is nt ndelaOver the years he had an in- ing used and enjoyed by the features robotics. It’s still right one tics first park and recreation district in Colos, part in growing the dis- kids, that’s pretty neat. You can’t of tegral



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Guns, marijuana, civil unions like dom Gov.esJohn Hickenlooper gives his State Offic of the eState addresswork to a joint durin as chairis focusinglegislative bill,Last session Penis .” childhood trail. portation projects targeted toward the Dengran serves g Trad lopment and of Economic estic partHe is HB 1170 eastbound ton’s tann parents. dchildren and education onon, e to topics early Internatio . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. , mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,” definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on a bill and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, milli of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll be state mining ons of dolleft,Washington ly mem to pay 30 percen greatest city in theFrom West,” said. “Iby Jane Reuter Growth along Photo a bette that ensu sponsoring bers.” for the session. more than r way e kickoff legislation res indiv ization required really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ one faced and inpa hosp of teleph financial iduals that 20 years. done through the transportation investments tient treat italhave ng the next with a series on has been adversity ment ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.” Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,” outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for House , and Repub tive are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state Senate ss owner proper y legisla my.” fund FasTracks. This means if current finanjority in the the Douglas Count t business econo lty urged busine l,” testify and raising new lanes. come across l Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of McNu cial projections remain as they are, the North no state Capito of concern ditiona one thing that has members a could impac just for the is that at said more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The that there and toll “show up Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwhen issues delegation t said, “is e-sponof them were r supporters go back procedure for patients with his form of liver clear,” Hilber pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring you could what is decid decidBy Jane Reute Page 19 table. world on held the the cancer may give him several more months. es Count in on colora are way continu But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these r@our Douglas ays. No matter free.” . kickoff session Legislators County That’s a precious gift to a man who a year legislative remain existing roadw Medical Center totwo projects will be done way before the prog to Douglas in- sored in g (lanes) will Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results the among the first patients in the United States they go over t- heavily at planned FasTrack network projects, includgs, when conducted to the Depar to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the ruary meetin telephone survey ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit recent cuts ture some a recent first of a handful of centers permitted to ltants. from restruc (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. ch Consu d with these uction could perform it pending approval from the Food ment of Defensneed to go forwar could be by Hill Researthat route, constr ,” he said. “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but s views and Drug Administration. “If we go “I think we “but I think they not sooner requires if our I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that 2014, said, t compromiseon to start in early The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,” he knock down — the knock down being the financing n: “I like the way that doesn’ for the vast no attenti obviously ocular melanoma in January 2012. The fast- Doctors and nurses prepare Timothy Forehand for surgery Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Dallas we pick a done in a On fiscal resolutio cuts remain permanent challenges — but the get up,” Washington y. There was the g taxes), that that they “If those two tax was a win. On growing eye cancer already had spread to man was diagnosed a year ago with cancer that has since spread to his liver. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen national securitthese cuts. I think the no- a vote (raisin r. But I don’t think most of the Bush say. said. “We’ve had these challenges, but we’re people I thought to g citizens cuts, and we his liver, where tumors typically are lethal. happen, so it out furthe detail paid majority of American at all balanced with I am hearin fix it, but we getting up off the canvas, and we’re getting now. We’ve it would neveran across-the-board options are what it wasn’t t side, money `yeah, “It’s a devastating diagnosis,” said Dr. though more say negative do them done pretty quickly.” ” this bill e.’ to spend even g citizens `let’s just Charles Nutting, who performed the pro proof Defens I’m hearin ne else to pay the taxes.’ in the and the debt and tion was are, in fact, going Washington also said work on the nearly Department l. We’re cutting proabout the deficit all.” r option cedure. “Survival is only a couple months.” cut to the got to be serious the want someo it at was a popula ing to 6.5-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line ey rationa “Personserious about Raising taxes surveys, but accord were “It just isn’t essential and giving ial The procedure performed last week Boldr magazine ban: certainly wasn’t to the future Westminster station is about 33 are By Ryan are essent high-capacity limit. I think this notion town hall 9 percent of people rcoloradone concentrates chemotherapy treatment to grams that to programs that On proposed be a percent complete. This rail segment, which is ms that early That only rboldrey@ou tax and 42 there ought to armed Forehand’s liver, instead of his entire body, ns at all is wrong. same weight al security to progra wayside Hill’s surveyincreased property taxes. De ally, I feel that Debeing funded through RTD’s federally-funded of the U.S. be any regulatio s should by the r veteran sing sales so high doses of cancer-fighting chemicals in favor of to our nation of that there shouldn’tabout high-capacity magazine inher20-yea have gone $1.03 billion Eagle P3 Project, is Aalso part of n Mike should will favored increa rs, 42-41, in favor value.” t ly Criss there essma question little Seal, the can saturate the organ. The idea, Nutting percen probab reCongr said, es, because numbe the re differor havenational himse the planned Gold Line through Arvada and ora) plans forces, agoAndy of the counstate legislatur new lane, s training lfchef the higher said, is to “try and really beat up the tumors a long time said fancie Carpen be decided by ent an (R-Aur he for different parts for HuHot spite tolling one Wheat Ridge that is expected toCoffm be opened by of his efforts issue ean own party Dr. Charles Nutting Mongo taxes over was not sufficin as Coffman be varying standards is too much but that is an ers in his as much as you can.” sales rt there lian ently l memb that Grill, focus much 2016, according to current RTDto projections. suppo ted many 100 rounds congressiona e in an electio the Colorado General licans don’t of the port suggesleft, gets flames The drug-infused blood is then collectent from new try. I feel that passag the for Washington said he has highin hopes the going on a and decided by Some lot of Repub to secure n affairs. Mongolian ed as it leaves the liver, filtered to remove in that a on vetera that must be debated in- support on, D.C.” e spending. 18-mile Colorado Department of TransportaTABOR. grill as other session an’s eyes to defens re-elected not in Washingt as much of the chemicals as possible, and lives of ocular melanoma patients by about cause it’s all irrelevant. I don’t think one required by in Coffm any cuts recently chefs prepar Assembly and The projtion-led U.S. 36 BRT (bus rapid transit) the table whether U.S. for Coloe dishes for returned to the body. The method not only six months. Some have lived an additional day at a time. I live my life the way anybody things on levels in Europe; arentative customers that ect between downtown Denver and Boulder. repres ility that of Veterfour lanes now troop ed in cost-shour at the new would. I do my best to enjoy my life with my District said istargets and intensifies the treatment, but three to five years. Possibility ofsaid there is a possib than latDepartment ns before clude: of restaurant “We want bus rapid transit on rado’s U.S. 366th to be be more involv on force the in the Orchar retain some funcEven six months, Kandarpa said, is re- family.” s to focus Hilbert minimizes side effects. allies should ByerAshl sooner rather Page 19 that would hire qualified vetera intendso we should one of the best BRT systems in thehe country, d Town Center eyasreim to are there wheth es on could expand g from transimarkable. “In the oncology world, people Kandarpa sees its treatment in ocular Affairs bases; “Normally, in chemotherapy, you have ing; y C-470 areim e. in continu rangin ans Coffman ers Westm we are committed to that,” Washington workC-470 sues said. ers@ourc active-duty militar the outsid of the people that permanent overse get excited if you get 15 days, a month (of melanoma as “a platform” from which rethe citizen untry toinster, giveThursd so ay, much hiring from andled by olora To achieve this goal, Washington said D poison the patient can’t a third in the tion into serve at a

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

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Qualified candidates please apply in person Loaf 'N Jug 260 E. HWY 24 Woodland Park, CO

Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

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

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Qualified Candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent drug test and background checks required Great benefits include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Match 401(K) Kroger Stock Purchase Plan $3000 tuition reimbursement and Company Paid Life Insurance.

Help Wanted Receptionist

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

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J-Star Concrete

Sanders Drywall Inc.

A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman

Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618


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See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.



Call Today for a free quote

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All phases to include

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Electricians Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services


No job too small! I have 8 kids, I need the work!

All Phases of Flat Work by


G& E Concrete • Residential & Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace


Concrete, Inc.

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.


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Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

720-635-0418 Littleton

• Finest quality •30 years experience I have 8 kids, I need the work!



Fence & Deck Doors/Windows

El Pino Concrete Door Doctor Residential/Commercial James marye

D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter

Specializing in: • Flatwork • Tear Out & Replace Replace Foundational Walls Stamped Concrete

Medardo Ibuado 720-238-1959

Idalia 720-496-5316

All kinds of concrete work

938 S. Raleigh St., Denver, CO 80219

FBM Concrete LLC.

Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential


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


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Carl: 720-352-4390


25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559


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• Residential • • Dependable • Reliable • • Bonded & Insured •



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Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas


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No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

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

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

Del @ 303-548-5509

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


Lawn/Garden Services

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Tony 720-210-4304 West Branches co

landScape & lawn care

• Yard cleanup • Sprinkler services • Fence Installation • Flagstone patios free estimates



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All types, Wood/Metal/Vinyl

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

Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

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• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Call Ed 720-328-5039

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(303) 646-4499

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Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance

Hauling Service


John | 303-922-2670

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


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

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Call 720-218-2618

1st mow free with summer commitment for new customers

Big Dog * Special

trash hauling

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

Lawn/Garden Services

Free estimates 7 days a Week

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

little Dog * Special



Established 2000 • *up to 5000 sq/ft

Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work


$$Reasonable Rates$$

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Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

Trash & Junk Removal

Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking

Call Bernie 303.347.2303




Aeration & Fertilization Combo Yard Cleanup, Aeration, Fertilizer, Shrub Trimming

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

$$Reasonable Rates On:$$


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Alpine Landscape Management

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


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Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INSURED & BONDED FREE ESTIMATE

Please call anytime: Mr. Domingo 720-365-5501

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with a Warranty Starting at $1575

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

Call Frank

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Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

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

Motorcycle Repair

Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!

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The Colorado Honor Band will open for the Endless Summer with The Denver Brass and Celtic Colorado on August 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Arvada Center

Spend summer at the center Performers add spice to summer evenings By Clarke Reader


ummer at the Center means that the Arvada Center is in the swing of the season, bringing with it some of the best artistic performers in the state and country. Part of the Summer at the Center is the fifth annual CenterFest, which runs through Aug. 29 and the fourth annual Summer Stage Concert Series, both of which bring something new for the music lover. Shows in both series are at the Arvada Center’s outdoor amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. “CenterFest is a great collaboration between Scientific & Cultural Facilities District organizations that really allows us to show so much diverse work,” said René M. Atchison, Summer at the Center coordinator. “We provide the venue for these cultural groups to perform, and it helps them to reach a broader audience.” The performers in this year’s CenterFest are extremely diverse, and offer up a wide range of styles for patrons to select from. The Colorado Symphony will be performing, as will the Colorado Ballet, Hazel Miller, Ballet Nouveau and the Colorado Wind Ensemble. “To have an opportunity to see some of these performers outside in our amphitheater makes for a whole different experience,” said Melanie Mayner, publicist for the center. “We wanted to make sure to give patrons a different season, and a bit of a departure from what we’ve done before.” Some of the performers, like Colorado Symphony and Colorado Ballet, are repeat performers that have become audience favorites, while events like JazzFest and DanceFest are new. These festivals provide a chance for performers who wouldn’t be able to do a show on their own to work together. Mayner said that many of these groups wouldn’t normally play in Jefferson County but grants are offered for these opportunities.

“These shows are a also a chance WHAT: Summer at the Center for small WHERE: Arvada Center, 6901 groups to get Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada some exposure with a WHEN: CenterFest through larger crowd,” Aug. 29, Summer Stage ConAtchison said. cert Series through Sept. 14 “We know COST: $10 to $60 jazz is someINFORMATION: 720-898thing that 7200 or the city really loves, and so we’re able to get more people interested when we have artists performing together. Especially with someone as popular as Hazel Miller, we knows it’s going to be a big, really, really fun night.” While not specifically programmed for children, Atchison said that all the performances are family friendly, and children are encouraged to attend.

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The Summer Stage Concert Series is hosted by Nobody in Particular Presents, with sponsorship from radio station 97.3 KBCO. The season kicked off with a classic performance — an evening with Joan Baez on June 2 — and will feature some legends in different genres — John Hiatt (rock and roll), Robert Cray (blues) and Asleep at the Wheel (country). National groups who have become local favorites like Pink Martini, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Los Lonely Boys will also be performing. “Our amphitheater is fantastic, we’re very accessible and a short drive,” Mayner said. “These performances are just amazing in this venue.”

Cherry Hills Country Club General Manager Kevin Hood, who saved a man’s life earlier this year, recently received the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s Mary Bea Porter Award. The honor was bestowed at the MGWA’s 62nd national awards dinner June 18 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Hood was honored for saving the life of Cherry Hills member John Moore. Responding to a “code blue” call on Jan. 29, Hood administered CPR to the 87-year-old Moore, who had fallen and hit his head, causing his tongue to block his airway. Hood performed chest compressions and other life-saving measures. After a 10-day hospital stay, Moore recovered and returned to Cherry Hills to enjoy his club membership. Colorado Avid Golfer magazine first reported the news. The award is named for Mary Bea Porter, a former LPGA Tour pro who left the course in the middle of a qualifying round of the 1988 Samaritan Turquoise Classic in Phoenix to save a drowning 3-year-old boy at a home adjacent to a fairway. Hood, 52, is in his eighth year at Cherry Hills. He was a starting linebacker at the University of Colorado and former pro football player with the Denver Gold of the USFL.

Cabela’s carves niche in area

Cabela’s, the giant outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its two Denverarea locations in Thornton and Lone Tree on Aug. 15. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies hosted by Cabela’s executives and special guests will begin at 10:45 a.m. at each location, and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will begin a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, events for the entire family, giveaways and more. The 110,000-square-foot Lone Tree store will be located in Douglas County in the new RidgeGate Commons development along Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. The 90,000-square-foot Thornton store will be located in a new retail development along I-25 at 144th Ave. Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 16 over the next two years. More information at

Peak 7 Vodka a big hit

Denver’s own Peak 7 Vodka made a splash recently into the Colorado microspirits market. The seven-time distilled Peak 7, made at Mile High Distillery, comes onto the scene on the heels of a medalwinning performance at the 2013 Denver International Spirits Contest March 2 and 3. Twelve prominent spirits professionals judged the double-blind tasting, and Peak 7 Vodka was awarded a bronze for best vodka. “We are Colorado people who want to make a vodka that reflects the culture and vibrancy of Denver and the Rocky Mountains,” said Peak 7 co-founder Dave Collier. “We think Colorado’s the best place on earth you can live, and the best place on earth to make great vodka.” Peak 7 Vodka is currently available

Dancers from Fiesta Colorado will perform at the DanceFest along with other featured dancers June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater.

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at Mondo Vino in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, and at Fort Collins eateries Austin’s American Grill, The Moot House and Enzio’s Italian Kitchen. “All things being equal, there are a lot of people who would rather buy locally made spirits,” Peak 7 co-founder Desi Lopez said. “We’re delivering that high-end quality that people have come to expect from some of the major European brands, but we’re doing it with vodka made right here in our home city.” For more about Peak 7 Vodka, go to

Vegan Pizza Day

Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced PAH-cheese) celebrates Vegan Pizza Day with vegan selections available on June 29. Patxi’s Cherry Creek and Cherry Hills locations are offering a vegan pizza combo created by chef/partner Patxi Azpiroz, newly back from his food tour of the Amalfi Coast. The vegan pizza combo is available as a whole pie or as a slice of the day in thin or stuffed crust, and feature Daiya vegan mozzarella, whole wheat crust, fresh spinach, crushed garlic and red onion. The vegan slices of the day cost between $3.25 and $4.75 during lunch only and can be paired with a salad and soda for $9.99. Both locations (3455 S. University Blvd., Englewood, and 185 Steele St., Denver) feature a $2 Lagunitas’ IPA, a vegan beer. More information at www.patxispizza. com.

Help film society go digital

The Denver Film Society wants to step over the line. No, they don’t want to start showing triple-X movies. Rather “the line” represents the $150,000 fundraising goal to buy four new digital film projectors — as Hollywood transitions to an all-digital format — for the DFS’ Sie FilmCenter, The Ellie Caulkins (home of the Starz Denver

Film Festival) and Red Rocks for the Film on the Rocks summer series. The total amount needed is $300,000 for the projectors for the Sie Film Center and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. To spur cash donations, DFS honcho Britta “The Jesus” Erickson stars in a three-minute promotional video spoofing the John Turturro role in the 1998 cult film “The Big Lebowski” with supporting actors stand-up comedian Chuck Roy and Will Morris, a manager at the Sie FilmCenter. Erickson, complete with bowling shoes and a hairnet, licks the red bowling ball and bowls what looks like a guaranteed gutter ball, but the scene is cut before the ball reaches its destination. Meanwhile Roy and Morris drink beer, look on and hurl comments such as “you crossed the line!” That’s the whole idea. The DFS donation website — www. secure-the-future-of-the-denver-filmsociety?ref=live — will remain live through June 28. With eight days to go, more than $84,000 was pledged. If you donate a minimum of $25 and the DFS reaches its $150,000 goal, backers will be treated to a special screening of “The Big Lebowski” on July 31 at Red Rocks.

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Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and others will headline’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour stop on Sept. 13 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village. The Colorado stop is one of 13 dates on the five-week comedy tour that starts Aug. 23 in Austin. was launched in 2007 by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. It quickly became a hit thanks to the video “The Landlord,” which starred McKay’s 2-year-old daughter, Pearl, who plays a cursing landlord trying to get rent money from Ferrell’s character. “We always love to push the comedy boundaries at Funny or Die and this festival will do just that,” said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die. “It’s the perfect blend of comedy and crazy that will for sure resonate with comedy fans looking

for a one-of-a-kind experience.” Doors to the show open at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday at or www.funnyordie. com/oddball. A video announcing the tour is live on Funny or Die at For VIP box seats call 303-837-1024.

Local laughs

Local jokester and Comedy Works regular Phil Palisoul snagged first place at the 2013 Great American Comedy Festival recently in Norfolk, Neb. Palisoul, a Denver native, beat out eight other professional comedians in the finals to take home the top trophy. The Great American Comedy Festival is a four-day event honoring Norfolk native Johnny Carson, the greatest talk-show host ever. The event features some of the best amateur and professional comedians from across the country. Ironically, Palisoul tried to get on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” early in the Denver comedian’s career. “And when I wasn’t able to get on the show, I was really disappointed. So, to be able to come here and do this well in a festival for his name and honor is ... it’s overwhelming really,” Palisoul told Palisoul’s prize was $1,000. Read more about Palisoul’s victory at Winners were picked by a panel of comedy club managers who judged the comedians on material, audience reaction and poise. You can catch the Denver winner’s act at 7:30 p.m. July 9 during Comedy Night @ West Woods at West Woods Bar & Grill, 6655 Quaker St., Arvada. Tickets are available at (keyword: West Woods). Tickets are $12 and there is a two-drink minimum for those who do not have dinner at the restaurant before the show. The show is hosted by nationally touring comic Bob Meddles and is produced by Slap Happy Entertainment.

To market, to market

Spice up your Friday by visiting Denver’s new definition of “market.” The Skyline Market is a food experience that of-

fers artisanal products, ready-to-eat food and a farm-fresh experience all in one. Take a break from the office grind to enjoy a variety of lunch options, or pick up something for dinner and grab a few things for the weekend. Enjoy live music and a drink with friends or co-workers over happy hour or learn more about the food surrounding you from local chefs. The Market, on Arapahoe between the 16th Street Mall and 15th Street, opened June 14 and continues every Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Aug. 30. For more information, visit

Good eats on wheels

Looking for an alternative to a fastfood lunch? The sixth annual Civic Center EATS Outdoor Café launched earlier this month, and will continue to take place with an army of food trucks gathering in Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September. Enjoy delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music and a great cause. In addition to supporting Denver’s growing gourmet food truck scene, proceeds will benefit the Civic Center Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and activating Denver’s historic Civic Center Park. Shaded tables and an ATM are available. For more information, go to www.


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Arvada Community Garden hosting Bee Town USA open house

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Piper Electric Company celebrating 30 years of service

Piper Electric Company, 5960 Jay St., is celebrating its 30th anniversary. During its history, Piper Electric transitioned to Revit/BIM design and coordination systems, moved to a 15,000-square-foot facility and provided electric services in addition to its design-centered approach. Piper Electric built the first parking facility to receive gold LEED designation from the U.S. Green Building Council; the facility is at Denver International Airport. The company also won the 2011 IEC Summit Award, which recognizes excellence in the electrical, construction and green building professions. Piper Electric has completed noteworthy projects for companies including Lockheed, Coors, ConocoPhillips, Ball Packaging and the University of Colorado. Piper Electric currently employs 123 workers and has provided more than 21,000 service jobs since 2001. It operates under the philosophy that everyone deserves electrical assistance regardless of a customer’s ability to pay.

Local designer names model as face of brand after competition

Chloe Bundt of metro Denver has been named the ”Face of D’Lola” after a model search competition by Arvada designer D’Lola Couture, 7550 Grant Pl. The competition began in February and numerous entries were submitted. Twelve models were selected to participate in two photo shoots, including one at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and a runway show. The top three models were selected to participate in an editorial photo shoot at the Teller House in Central City. Following the photoshoot, Bundt was selected as the 2013 “Face of D’Lola.” Designer Deedee Viceroy said she hopes the model search becomes an annual tradition for the design studio. For more information on D’Lola Couture, go online to www.

Arvada, Golden Optimists refurbishing free bikes for residents

The city of Arvada and the Golden Optimists have partnered to provide refurbished bicycles to community members in Arvada. The Golden Optimists’ bicycle program was started in 1985 by Ted Rains. Since then the Optimists have refurbished and recycled about 150 bicycles per

year and offered the bikes to community members metro-wide at no cost. During Arvada’s spring cleanup this year, more than 40 bicycles were collected by the city and provided to the Golden Optimists for refurbishing. The bikes will soon be available at no cost for any community members who need a bicycle and do not have the funds to buy one. Both children’s and adult’s bicycles will be available. To find out how to receive a bicycle or to set up a pickup time for a bicycle donation, call Anne Tully at 720-898-7749. The Golden Optimists also need volunteers to assist with bicycle refurbishing. To volunteer, contact Howard Bagdad at 303-278-0541 or by email at

Rocky Flats Cold War Museum relocating, opening July 1 The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum is moving to a new location and will reopen its nuclear art exhibit Monday, July 1, in the new Jehn Center Lobby, 5690 Webster St., in Olde Town Arvada. Museum Executive Director Conny Bogaard said the move is necessary to reduce costs as the board works to refocus on fundraising, updating its website, planning a fall exhibit and planning a capital campaign for a

permanent location. Throughout the summer visitors can see the free exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings of atomic culture by Doug Waterfield, an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The exhibit will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

U.S. Warriors Outdoors hosting fundraiser

Arvada-based nonprofit U.S. Warriors Outdoors is hosting its first fundraiser Thursday, June 27. U.S. Warriors Outdoors, a nonprofit that provides hunting and outdoor adventures for disabled veterans, is hosting a fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. June 27 at Scruffy Murphy’s, 2030 Larimer St. in Denver. The fundraiser will feature live music by Flipside and drawings for a variety of prizes, including autographed items from local professional athletes, Colorado Rockies tickets, Cabela’s items, trips and a year’s membership at a local shooting range. Attendees under 21 must be with a parent. For more information, go online to U.S. Warriors Outdoors on Facebook at

REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Water rescue in the canyon

High water levels left two Clear Creek rafters in need of assistance June 21. At 3:22 p.m. that day, Golden Dispatch received a call from the Colorado State Patrol about two rafters who were stranded on Clear Creek near mile marker 269. The rafters had been thrown into the water when their raft flipped. They were able to make it to shore on their own, but they were on the opposite side of the creek from the road with no way to get back across. Golden Fire set up a rope system and had water rescue crews work to pull the stranded rafters to safety. The rafters, 48-year-old Tim Friday, of Castle Rock, and 38-year-old Heather Beasley, of Parker, were wearing all of the proper gear, complete with helmets and life jackets. They suffered only minor injuries.

During the rescue, U.S. Highway 6 was reduced to one lane and State Patrol officers directed traffic. The rescue took less than an hour from the time of the call to 911 until the rafters were safely on the road.

Colorado Mountain Club barbecue scheduled

The Colorado Mountain Club will throw a backyard benefit barbecue Friday, June 28, to help raise funds.. The inaugural event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on the American Mountaineering Center lawn. The event will help raise funds for the club’s Youth Education Program (YEP) by offering an evening of food, beverages, lawn games, live bluegrass music and a silent auction. The admission fee is $25, but kids are free. More information is available by calling 303-996-2769 or by going online to

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Thursday/June 27 communiTy coFFee Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts her monthly community coffee from 8-9 a.m. (time change) Thursday, June 27, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. in Olde Town Arvada. Kraft-Tharp hosts her coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month to talk with residents about issues of importance. Thursday/June 27 healThFul habiTs Red Rocks Cancer Center presents healthful habits cooking and nutrition classes. The next class is “Good Stuff on the Grill: Pesto-stuffed grass-fed beef burgers, Portobello pizzas, zucchini kabobs, spiced pineapple slices.” Three classes are offered each month, and registration is required because space is limited. Classes run from 6-8 p.m. at 400 Indiana St., Suite 220, Golden. Contact Cheryl Rojic at 303-921-2103 or to register. Thursday/June 27 concerT series Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street in Olde Town Arvada for concerts and performances that are part of the 2013 Apex concert series. Enjoy big band swing and concert band Mile High

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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., July 9, 2013 to APC Construction Co., LLC for work related to Project No. 12-ST-01 – Mill & Overlay and performed under that contract dated April 2, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said APC Construction Co., LLC and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this June 11, 2013 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Kristen R. Rush Deputy City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 80141 First Publication: June 20, 2013 Last Publication: June 27, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

Government Legals Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Apex Park and Recreation District, hereinafter referred to as Owner, is accepting Proposals for Playground Equipment and installation supervision for Apple Meadows Park, located approximately at 19052 West 60th Place, Golden, CO. Instructions to bidders may be requested by emailing before July 5, 2013. Sealed Proposals will be received at the Guest Services Desk at the Apex Center, 13150 W 72nd Ave, or submitted by email to, by 2:00pm local time, July 8, 2013. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. No Proposal may be withdrawn within a period of thirty (30) days after the deadline to receive Proposals. The Owner reserves the right to award contracts by sections, to

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada Project No. 13-DR-20 entitled 2013 Miscellaneous Drainage Projects will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 9, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule forms, and the Project Drawings (12”x18”) may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – 1114 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80204 iSqFt Plan Room, 1312 17th Street, Suite 115, Denver, Colorado 80202 Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after June 20, 2013. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 700 LF Furnish and Install 12” PVC pipe 480 LF Furnish and Install 15” RCP 380 LF Furnish and Install 30” RCP 480 LF Furnish and Install 48” RCP 13 EA Furnish and Install Manhole 10 EA Furnish and Install Type 16 Inlet Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, citizen notification, pipe and inlet removal, asphalt and concrete removal, etc. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of reject any or all Proposals, waive Arvada Engineering Codeand of to Standards any and irregularities therein. and informalities Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, All Contractors must be licensed in the dated July 19, 2011, which will be comState of Colorado. bined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A This Project scheduledmay to commence copy of the is Standards be obtained upon the awarded a completion from office Contract, of the Citywith Engineer upon a date on or before September 30, 2013. non-refundable payment of $30.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental reBy: Justin visions andHowe, additions are available as they District Services Manager are adopted. The Standards are also Apex Parkatand available no Recreation cost on theDistrict City's web site Arvada, Colorado Holders are responsat ible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Legal Notice No.: 20676 Specifications. First Publication: June 27, 2013 Project EngineerJune for the Last Publication: 27, work 2013 is Timothy R. Hoos, P.E., Telephone 720-898-7644. Publisher: The Golden Transcript CITYThe OFArvada ARVADA and Press Date: Patrick E. Dougherty, P.E. ________________________________ City Engineer 8101 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80002

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Legal Notice No.: 80142 First Publication: June 20, 2013 Last Publication: July 4, 2013

attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www. or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

saTurday/June 29 book signing Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of Arvada West High School, has just released “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at saTurday and sunday/June 29-30 donaTion drive Foothills Young

Marines will collect gently used household items June 29-30 in a donation drive in partnership with ARC Thrift Stores. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29, and from 9 a.m. to noon June 30 at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (look for the trailer with large donations banner in the lower parking lot). No chemicals, flammable liquids, tube TVs, mattresses/box springs or mini blinds. Contact Bill Hart at 720-8911797 or Kim Hart at 303-748-2379.

will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 9, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Your Week continues on The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for BidPage 24 ders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule forms, and the Project Drawings (12”x18”) may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – 1114 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80204 iSqFt Plan Room, 1312 17th Street, Suite 115, Denver, Colorado 80202 Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after June 20, 2013. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 700 LF Furnish and Install 12” PVC pipe 480 LF Furnish and Install 15” RCP 380 LF Furnish and Install 30” RCP 480 LF Furnish and Install 48” RCP 13 EA Furnish and Install Manhole 10 EA Furnish and Install Type 16 Inlet Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, citizen notification, pipe and inlet removal, asphalt and concrete removal, etc. Bidders, subcontractors and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated July 19, 2011, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of the City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $30.00. Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. The Standards are also available at no cost on the City's web site at Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. Project Engineer for the work is Timothy R. Hoos, P.E., Telephone 720-898-7644. CITY OF ARVADA Date: Patrick E. Dougherty, P.E. City Engineer 8101 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80002

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Legal Notice No.: 80142 First Publication: June 20, 2013 Last Publication: July 4, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

Government Legals Public Notice REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Apex Park and Recreation District, hereinafter referred to as Owner, is accepting Proposals for Boiler Replacement at The Apex Simms Street Center, located at 11706 W 82nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005. Instructions to bidders may be requested by emailing districtservices@ before July 5, 2013. Sealed Proposals will be received at the Guest Services Desk at the Apex Center, 13150 W 72nd Ave, or submitted by email to, by 2:00pm local time, July 8, 2013. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. No Proposal may be withdrawn within a period of thirty (30) days after the deadline to receive Proposals. The Owner reserves the right to award contracts by sections, to reject any or all Proposals, and to waive any

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firm,” Rick said. “The building is now 100 percent occupied. It’s bringing a lot of jobs to Colorado and we’re excited to be part of it.” Enstrom Candies has also expanded its space and offerings through the relocation, Linda said. “We wanted to expand our presence in the area,” Linda said. And they already have. Since the move a few weeks ago, Enstrom has had double the customers, Linda said. While the space is bigger, so is the menu. Enstrom in Arvada now offers coffee and pastries as well as more ice cream flavors in addition to its chocolate offerings and famous almond toffee. “If it’s chocolate, we make it,” Linda said. “Almond toffee is our specialty. It’s easy to chew and tender and comes in different flavors.” Chet’s original recipe for almond toffee is still the one used by Enstrom today. “We’re a wonderful family business and that’s what separates us from a lot of other

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that since Jeffco did not allow medicinal marijuana, the county did not even have that framework to build from. Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir called the ban “a thoughtful and prudent approach” to help protect children. Public comment on the proposed ban was mixed, with a few members of the audience asking for the ban to be made permanent. Even proponents of recreational marijuana like Colorado NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) board member Shawn Hauser seemed to accept that at least a temporary

Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., July 16, 2013 to Diamond Contracting Corp. for work related to Project No. 12-DR-01 – Lee Street Storm Sewer Outfall and performed under that contract dated November 5, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Diamond Contracting Corp. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this June 18, 2013 /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Legal Notice No.: 80157 First Publication: June 27, 2013 Last Publication: July 4, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and Arvada Press Public Notice ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada Project No. 13-WA-06 entitled Leyden Rock Water Supply – Spring Mesa to Leyden Road will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 10, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidinformalities irregularities therein.when ders, Specialand Conditions, Addendum issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, and Bid All Contractors must bethe licensed in the Schedule forms, and Project DrawState(11”x17”) of Colorado. ings may be examined at the following locations: This of Project is scheduled toDivision commence City Arvada Engineering - 8101 upon awarded with a completion Ralston Road, Contract, Arvada, Colorado 80002 date onPlan or before Dodge RoomSeptember – 1114 W.30, 7th2013. Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80204 By: Justin Services iSqFt PlanHowe, Room,District 1312 17th Street, Suite Manager 115, Denver, Colorado 80202 Apex Park and Recreation District Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at Arvada, Colorado No cost bid documents may be obtained Legal Notice No.: 20677 at on First Publication: 27, Bid 2013documents or after June 20,June 2013. may also be obtained at the office of the Last Publication: June 27, 2013 City Engineer payment of $30.00 per Publisher: Theupon Golden Transcript set, which is non-refundable. and The Arvada Press ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 1,500 LF Furnish and Install 12” PVC Waterline 2,100 LF Furnish and Install 14” PVC Waterline 3 EA Furnish and Install 12” Gate Valve & Box 1 EA Furnish and Install 14” Butterfly Valve & Box

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specialty.’ Linda Enstrom candy companies,” Rick said. “It’s all in the family.” Rick’s sister Jamee and her husband, Doug Simons, an Arvada West alumnus, are now the owners of Enstrom. Residents have a chance to taste the famed family recipe and other treats during the grand opening between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the new location. Customers can taste free samples of Enstrom World Famous Almond Toffee, Enstrom Premium Ice Cream and Seattle Roasted Gourmet Coffees during the grand opening as well as enjoy free wireless internet and both indoor and outdoor seating. Enstrom Candies in Arvada is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. For more information about Enstrom Candies, visit

moratorium to sort out business taxes and regulations was appropriate. “Opting into (Amendment 64) is for the best for public safety,” Hauser said, suggesting that the ban’s length be shortened. Colorado Tobacco and Education and Prevention Alliance Executive Director Bob Doyle said he group would like to see the ban made permanent, to avoid marijuana becoming mass merchandized. “It’s not impacting home use and home growing, but it does prohibit retail marijuana,” Doyle said. Not allowing marijuana businesses will will be received at the office of the City Engineer tax until rev10:00 also mean not receiving marijuana am on July 10, 2013 and then publicly opened read aloud. enues. Butler told theandcommissioners that The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Adby instituting the ban,forJeffco would foralso vertisement Bids, Information Bidders, marijuana Special Conditions, Addendum when not be eligible for impact funds issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, and Bid Schedule forms, and the Project Drawthrough the state.

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ings (11”x17”) may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – 1114 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80204 iSqFt Plan Room, 1312 17th Street, Suite 115, Denver, Colorado 80202 Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after June 20, 2013. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 1,500 LF Furnish and Install 12” PVC Waterline 2,100 LF Furnish and Install 14” PVC Waterline 3 EA Furnish and Install 12” Gate Valve & Box 1 EA Furnish and Install 14” Butterfly Valve & Box Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, water main fittings and other appurtenances Bidders, subcontractors, and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated July 19, 2011, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $30.00. The Standards are also available in the Engineering section of the City’s web site at Holders will be notified when supplemental revisions and additions are available as they are adopted. Holders are responsible for keeping current their City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications. Project Engineer for the work is Timothy R. Hoos, P.E. Phone 720-898-7644 CITY OF ARVADA Date: Patrick Dougherty, P.E. City Engineer 8101 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80002

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Sealed bids for the construction of City of Arvada Project No. 13-WA-06 entitled Leyden Rock Water Supply – Spring Mesa to Leyden Road will be received at the office of the City Engineer until 10:00 am on July 10, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. The BID DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Special Conditions, Addendum when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, and Bid Schedule forms, and the Project Drawings (11”x17”) may be examined at the following locations: City of Arvada Engineering Division - 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado 80002 Dodge Plan Room – 1114 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80204 iSqFt Plan Room, 1312 17th Street, Suite 115, Denver, Colorado 80202 Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System at No cost bid documents may be obtained at on or after June 20, 2013. Bid documents may also be obtained at the office of the City Engineer upon payment of $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THE MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: 1,500 LF Furnish and Install 12” PVC Legal Notice No.: 80143 Waterline First Publication: June 20, 2013 2,100 LF Furnish and Install 14” PVC Last Publication: July 4, 2013 Waterline Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript 3 EA Furnish and Install 12” Gate and the Arvada Press Valve & Box 1 EA Furnish and Install 14” Butterfly Valve & Box Miscellaneous items include connections to existing facilities, traffic control, water main fittings and other appurtenances Bidders, subcontractors, and suppliers must be familiar with the current City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards and Specifications for the Design and Construction of Public Improvements, dated July 19, 2011, which will be combined with the Bid Documents to form the Contract Documents for the Project. A copy of the Standards may be obtained from the office of City Engineer upon a non-refundable payment of $30.00. The Standards are also available in the Engineering section of the City’s web site at Holders will be notified when Public supplemental revisions and notices areaddia community’s window tions are available as they are adopted. into the for government. From zoning Holders are responsible keeping curregulations to local rent their City of Arvada Engineering Code budgets, governments of Standards Specifications. haveandused local newspapers to inform Project Engineer for of the work Timothy citizens its isactions as an essential part R. Hoos, P.E. Phone 720-898-7644 of your right to know. You know where to CITY OF ARVADA Date: look, when to look and what to look for to be involved as a citizen. Local newspapers Patrick Dougherty, P.E. City Engineer provide you with the information you 8101 Ralston Road need to get involved. Arvada, Colorado 80002

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Legal NoticeNotices No.: 80143 are meant to be noticed. First Publication: June 20, 2013 Read your notices and get involved! Last Publication: July 4,public 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

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FarmerÕ s Marke n e d l o t G NOW - Oct. 5

(Except July 27 - Buffalo Bill Days)

Saturdays • 8am - 1pm

Historic Golden 10th St. at Illinois St. Next to the Golden Library For More Information Contact

303-279-3113 Sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY/JUNE 29-30 MS RIDE The Newmont Bike MS event to help raise money to support programs, services and research on behalf of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society is June 29-30. The ride, which begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29, starts and ends at Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Packet pickup will begin at 4:30 a.m. Visit

BODY-MIND YOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email



OPEN MIC night Join Living Water Unity

Historic Downtown Golden Washington Ave. between 12th & 13th Streets

Great Food! Family Fun!

LIVE MUSIC • COORS BEER $4 • FOOD BY LOCAL RESTAURANTS • Face Painting and Balloon Artists and Animals from Guest Snowflake Circus • Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides by Denver Carriage • Famous Golden Hospitality at stores, businesses & restaurants • Events and Sales throughout Downtown during First Friday Street Fair!

See you there!

Summer Fun in Golden July & August Events Thursday - July 4:

Lions Club Celebration Lions Park

Friday - July 5:

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair in Historic Downtown Golden

Saturday - July 6:

Golden Super Cruise at South Golden Road Businesses and Historic Downtown Golden

Thursday - July 8:

Mopar Street Party Historic Downtown Golden

Friday - July 26, 27, 28: Buffalo Bill Days

Tuesday - July 30:

Golden Bike Cruise, 10th and Illionois St.

Friday - August 2:

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair in Historic Downtown Golden

Saturday & Sunday - August 17 & 18: Golden Fine Arts Festival Historic Downtown Golden

Tuesday - August 26:

Golden Bike Cruise, 10th & Ill. Street

July Farmers Market

August Farmers Market

July 6, 13, 20 NOT 27

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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MONDAY/JULY 1 of Evergreen and Elk Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Monday, July 1, at Hiwan Golf Club, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with tee-off at 8 a.m. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to support treatment and research. To sign up, donate or receive more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen at 303-674-4500.

TUESDAY/JULY 2 NATURE LESSONS School in the Woods: Lessons Learned from Creating a Nature Based School is offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Teachers will learn about nature-inspired lessons

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Some residents, though, don’t agree with AURA’s proposal to council of a PIF. “We obviously don’t think this is the way to go,” said Dave Chandler, a representative with the grassroots group Stop Arvada Walmart, a group opposed to the proposed Walmart with more than 260 Facebook members. “The proposal enriches special interests as the public’s expense by diverting $5.8 million that would that would go into the city’s general fund if Walmart and IRG were

Photo Challenge

July 5 • 5-9pm

Spiritual Community for our teens’ open mic night from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art, including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. This is a chance for teens to make new friends and to explore and expand talents they might have been hesitant to express, all in an environment that is safe, welcoming, supportive, loving, and fun. We welcome all students between the grades of 6th and 12th grade. This is about teens’ empowerment in a safe, non-religious context. For information, visit Open Mic Night - Celebrate Your Teen Self on


that they can implement in their classrooms, on their school grounds or on field trips. Teachers should come prepared to spend a day outdoors; please wear appropriate outdoor clothing (no sandals). The seminar is open to the public. Teachers may receive credit through Adams State College or BOCES. Fees and reservations apply; call 719-748-3253 ext. 109 or visit professionaldevelopment.htm. The class is at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

TUESDAY/JULY 2 LIFETREE CAFÉ The filmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The exclusive film follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 that he was really a girl in a boy’s body. The film examines issues surrounding transgenderism such as family dynamics, workplace complications, and spiritual implications. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-4244454 or

held to the same free enterprise standard as any other land owners or businesses.” Chandler also said he thinks it is unfair to existing businesses that have had to suffer for six years while IRG did not do needed improvements to the Arvada Plaza and now will not receive a sales tax rebate for improvements they need. City Council will host public hearings on the Walmart application, the cooperation agreement to permit the PIF and a credit ordinance allowing the sales tax to be credited for a set time at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Rd. For up-to-date information on the Arvada Plaza redevelopment, visit

2013 Best of the Best

First Friday Street Fair

Facebook, then join our event (and invite others) and let us know how many are coming so we know how many snacks to provide. Call 720-935-4000.

Join the Best of the Best Photo Challenge and enter to win 4 tickets to the $80 value

step one

Take a photo of yourself holding the 2013 Best of the Best Magazine in front of one of the more than 2,000 winning businesses

step two

Post or submit your picture by midnight Wednesday, July 10th in one of 3 ways: a

On your Colorado Community Mediaspecific community Facebook page


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Email to Find the 2013 Best of the Best magazine in 19 CCM publications on June 27/28. Winners will be randomly drawn on July 11th. Two (2) prize packages will be awarded.


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Legacy Ridge’s signature hole, the par 3 No. 9, requires golfers to stay on the proper side of the green. Photos by Daniel Williams

Don’t miss out on Legacy Ridge Golf Course Westminster municipal facility is big on value By Daniel Williams WESTMINSTER — Westminster has one of Colorado golf’s best kept secrets. Actually, it’s a disservice to call Legacy Ridge golf course a secret. If you have never played the course, near Sheridan Boulevard and 104th Avenue about 20 minutes from downtown Denver, once you do you will certainly feel like you have been missing out. Legacy Ridge offers a golf experience that might feel like a $125 round of golf for less than half of the price. Whether you’re a long ball hitter or prefer going short from the red tees, Legacy Ridge is not only a course that is full of challenges, but features views that would impress Ansel Adams. In addition, near perfect course conditions and a warm and inviting staff have made Legacy Ridge one of the popular destinations in the metro area. “For a municipal course we are definitely upscale,” Legacy Ridge assistant professional Mark Roush said. “Our course is always in beautiful shape but that is because we have great people who maintain the course.” Opened in 1994, this Arthur Hills design measures 7,157 yards from the championship tees, shrinking to 5,315 yards from the red tees. This Colorado-style Scottish links lay out targets players of all levels with four tee boxes on every hole, wide fairways, generous landing areas and greens that average more than 6,000 square feet. The course’s signature hole is No. 9, a par 4 that is 417 yards from the tips but only 279 yards from the white tees. That means big hitters have to contemplate if they want to attempt to drive the green, hoping to catch the downhill

slope and let their ball roll up to the hole. However, pushing the ball even a little bit too far to the right can mean landing in the pond that runs along the west side of the green. Some take the chance, drive the green and putt for eagle. “You can play the course as long or as short as you want it but either way presents challenges. But there are also some birdies out there and scoring opportunities,” said Tom Harper, a regular at Legacy Ridge. With quite a few golf courses in Legacy Ridge’s area, competition for patrons can be tough for some courses. But not Legacy Ridge. The course has turned into a destination golf courses and beside hosting numerous events they also have also compiled trophy case full of awards. “There are not a lot of golf experiences out there like the one we provide at Legacy Ridge, at least not for under $100,” Roush said. The course is also currently offering a junior golf program ages 5 to 17. If you want to play Legacy Ridge they recommend that you book through the online system and create an account to expedite the booking process. By creating an account, you are then part of the “SPIRIT Club” which gains you access to the best discounts and specials for green fees, cart fees, merchandise, food/beverage offers, newsletters, text specials, tournaments, golf club demo days and upcoming events. Legacy Ridge is one of two Westminster municipal golf courses. The other is The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, another course with an outstanding reputation. The two courses offer individual golf passes where you can play unlimited golf at both courses. “Learn the Legacy,” is their slogan. So be prepared to get educated in a great golf experience.

Massive practice facilities make Legacy Ridge a must play for golfers looking to lower scores.

Legacy Ridge patron Norm Hammond works on his putting stroke overlooking Legacy Ridge’s clubhouse.

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Four Lightning golfers rise to occasion at Saddle Rock GC

Legacy’ High School’s Sarah Hankins seems pleased after sinking a 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

By Daniel Williams AURORA — Not skipping a beat from her strong junior year finish Legacy High School, golfer Sarah Hankins is at it again. The soon-to-be senior shot a near perfect career best 2 under par (70) Friday and a three-day score of 222 at the very challenging Saddle Rock Golf Course during the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship. Hankins finished the tournament in third place after shooting rounds of 75, 77 and 70, finishing behind winner Kelly Moran and second place Jaylee Tait. Hankins round of 70 was one stroke better than her previous low round. Her third place finish is also her best at the prestigious summer event. The Legacy golfer opened the first two

Sports quiz Thursday, July 4th, 2013


Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex West 58th & Oak St. 4:00 pm through fireworks Parking lots open at 3:00 pm

Kids Activities and Games - Classic Car Show Live Bands with KOOL 105 Military and Fire Department Displays Community Booths - Food Concessions


KOOL 105 Radio will simulcast music with fireworks display Information: or 720-898-7400

1) Where does Evan Longoria rank on the all-time career home-run list for the Tampa Bay Rays? 2) The Atlanta Braves set a major-league record in 2012 by winning 23 consecutive games started by Kris Medlen. Who had held the record? 3) Only two NFL players have rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of their first 10 seasons. Name them. 4) Name the coach of Oregon’s men’s basketball team when it ended UCLA’s 98-game home winning streak in 1976. 5) Next season, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche plan to retire the number of Adam Foote. Name three of the other four players whose numbers the team has retired. 6) What is the best finish the U.S. women’s national volleyball team has had in an Olympics? 7) Who held the record for the youngest golfer to make the cut at a PGA event before Guan Tianlang (14 years, five months) did it in 2013?


1) With 130 entering the 2013 season, he is second, behind Carlos Pena’s 163. 2) The New York Giants (Carl Hubbell, 1936-37) and the New York Yankees (Whitey Ford, 1950-53) each had 22-game streaks. 3) Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. 4) Dick Harter. 5) Ray Bourque, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic. 6) The silver medal (1984, 2008, 2012). 7) Bob Panasik was 15 years, 8 months old when he qualified for an event in 1957. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


days of the tournament shooting a total of 8 over par, sliding down the leaderboard. G However, her spectacular score on Fri-ning day helped her leap frog everyone in theUniv field besides the very strong golfing Mo-tion ran and Tait. has j Hankins credited her play to her put-footb ter which she said bailed her out on nu-back merous occasions throughout the tourna- N ment. In addition, Hankins holed-out an incredible approach shot on the 15th hole, making an eagle after dropping her ball in from 100 yards out. Hankins, who took third place during last season’s state tournament, said she is looking to take momentum from this tournament for the rest of the summer and into her senior season. Several other Legacy golfer participated in the tournament including Jennifer Hankins, Sarah’s sister. Jennifer finish tied for fifth in the first flight, shooting a 243. In addition, Legacy’s Morgan Stacks finished second in the third flight with a three-round total of 258, and Andrea Hoos was seventh in the third fight with a total score of 280.


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Mines bolsters coaching staff with Nicholson Former Cougars player will work with linebackers By Daniel Williams

tal of ard. GOLDEN — Following an award-winn Fri-ning playing career as a linebacker for the n theUniversity of Houston, as well as the incepMo-tion of his coaching career, Matt Nicholson

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strength and conditioning aspects of the football program in addition to other sport programs, comes to Golden after a ninemonth stint as a weightroom assistant and three-year tenure as a graduate assistant on the Cougars coaching staff. As a linebackers’ coach in 2011, Nicholson helped the club to incredible defensive success, ranking among national leaders in sacks, tackles-for-loss and interceptions. He was a defensive backs assistant in 2012 and worked again with the linebackers in 2013. During his tenure at Houston, Nicholson helped three Houston defenders to the NFL, including D.J. Hayden (Oakland Raiders, first round, 2013), Sammy Brown (St. Louis Rams, undrafted free agent, 2012) and Phil-

lip Steward (St. Louis Rams, undrafted free agent, 2013). The 2011 version of the Cougars posted a 13-1 record and won the Ticket City Bowl. Starting his career as a walk-on and progressing to a scholarship player, Nicholson starred for Houston from 2006-2010, racking up 179 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions, including one interception return for a touchdown, despite missing 20 games his final three seasons due to knee injuries. He played in 47 career games for the Cougars and served as a team captain during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He was named the Tom Wilson Offseason MVP in both 2009 and 2010 and was Houston’s Special Teams Player of the Year as a true fresh-

man in 2006. He was also a Burlsworth Trophy nominee, which is an award given to the top player in the nation that started his career as a walk-on. Nicholson received his bachelor’s degree in sport administration from Houston in December of 2010. He graduated with a master’s degree in human resource development in the spring of 2013. A native of Plano, Texas, and a product of Plano Senior High School, Nicholson helped carry the Wildcats to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the regional finals as a senior. Nicholson was an Honorable Mention 5A All-State selection as a senior as well as being named first team All-State in lacrosse.

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By Daniel Williams egan the DENVER — In what is called a mileal ofstone in the history of Colorado high school n thesports, the National Federation of State High School Associations is holding its 94th Annual Meeting this week in Denver. Prep sports leaders from across the country will be in attendance at the fourday event held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Among the major items on the itinerary will be the induction of the 2013 Class of the National High School Sports Hall of Fame, which includes Colorado’s own Chauncey

Billups. Billups was a four-time all-state selection and three-time Mr. Basketball at George Washington High School. He averaged 23.8 points per game and helped his team to state championships as a sophomore and junior in 1993 and 1994. Billups just completed his 16th season in the National Basketball Association, highlighted by six years with Detroit when he helped the Pistons to the 2004 NBA championship. “Chauncey is one of the brightest basketball minds I have ever coached,” said former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl. “He is a legend at (University of) Colorado and is maybe the greatest ever player to come out of the state.” “Mr. Clutch,” as he has now known as around the NBA, went from being a young journeyman player to becoming MVP of the

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NBA Finals. Billups has accumulated a basketball resume that puts him in discussions as one of the great point guards in NBA history. Three other outstanding former high school athletes are in the 2013 class: Joe Theismann (New Jersey, former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins star quarterback), Kristin Folkl Kaburakis (Missouri, two-sport standout in high school and at Stanford) and Harrison Dillard (Ohio, fourtime gold medalist at 1948 and 1952 Olympics). The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives.

The NFHS writes playing rules for 16 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities.


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