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A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 9, Issue 18

District allows opt out Parents expressed concern with inBloom By Vic Vela After an outcry from parents, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced last week that the district will allow students to opt out of a classroom data system that the district is expected to pilot next year. The move by Stevenson is a nod to criticism from parents who have called on the district to allow them to choose whether they allow their children’s data to be used in a soon-to-be-created “virtual data dashboard” — which would be capable of holding students’ personal information and academic records. Stevenson informed parents of the optout decision in a recent district newsletter. “We have listened carefully to the concerns of some of our parents who believe the dashboard is not the right choice for their child,” Stevenson wrote in the district’s “Chalk Talk” newsletter. “Because we’re committed to creating a win-win situation for all of our students and their families, as well as our teachers, we are working to create an opt-out provision for all parents who feel the tools we are developing don’t meet their family’s needs.” The classroom dashboard is being touted by supporters as a way for teachers to better personalize instruction through a “one-stop shopping” database. But opponents fear that the system could compromise student privacy and security. And they have been especially critical of the role of the company that will be storing student data for the district — the Georgia-based non-profit inBloom. inBloom is a $100 million entity that is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that provides data gathering technology to classroom dashboards Right now, only three states are either currently partnering with inBloom or will be doing so in the near future: New York, Illinois and Colorado. However, other states have backed away from plans to implement inBloom-backed dashboards, after hearing protests from community members. Jefferson County, the state’s largest school district, is the only district in Colorado that is scheduled to pilot the system, which is expected to happen next year. The district will not be charged for the system until 2015, when it will cost the district $2$5 a student for continued operation. The technology is capable of holding thousands of data points on students, including academic information like reading and math scores. But it can also hold personal data, such as a student’s health information or disciplinary records. The district insists that the dashboard — which will be provided by a separate software company called LoudCloud — will inBloom continues on Page 20

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Authors Emily Hainsworth, left, and Brenna Yovanoff, right, speak to readers at the Arvada Library’s Books and Bites event Sept. 20. Local authors from all over the state gathered at the library to meet readers. Photos by Clarke Reader


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First Books and Bites event celebrates local authors By Clarke Reader


isitors to the Arvada Library had a chance to more than just check out books at the first Books and Bites event. The Sept. 21 event feature more than 30 local artists at the library, 7525 W. 57th Ave., who were signing books and talking to readers about their works, how they became writers and giving advice for aspiring authors. Scrumptious also had a food truck for readers who wanted a bite for dinner. “The overall mission of Jeffco libraries is to support literature and reading,” said Pennie Howard Burris, Jeffco libraries’ programming and partnerships coordinator. “We’re always looking for ways to connect local authors to readers, and we thought it would be more exciting with food trucks involved.” The event was set up like a book fair, with three separate rooms of authors: one room for children and teen authors, one for adults, and in the main room a mix of authors. Visitors were able to visit any author they liked, chat with them about their works and get their books signed. Burris said that local authors were excited about the event, and the libraries have a history of working with local authors to bring their works to the attention of readers.

Local children’s author Patricia Ann Reid speaks with a visitor at the Arvada Library’s first Books and Bites event on Sept. 20. More than 20 local authors were on hand to talk to readers and sign books. “It’s a great chance for readers to meet authors, and get to know someone new,” she said. That chance to meet and connect with people was a large motivator for authors to participate as well. “I’m a big supporter of libraries — these are all people who love books,” said local mystery writer Manuel Ramos. “It’s

always a good thing when authors and readers can come together.” Ramos added he enjoys these types of events because he gets a chance to meet new authors as well. Burris said that if the event goes well, the libraries will consider hosting it again. For more information on Jeffco libraries, visit

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City surveys damage left by heavy rains H Progress made, will take months to fully complete By Clarke Reader The City of Arvada has started to release information about the damage sustained during the recent flooding that wreaked so much havoc on the state. Communications Manager Wendy Forbes said the time frames for repairs and true dollar estimate are still not available. She added that this is an ever-changing landscape for the city as crews are out there trying to repair and get things back to normal. In the area of parks and golf courses, around six bridges suffered severe damage to total loss: two bridges at the most western end of the trail north of ArvadaBlunn Reservoir were washed out, bridges at Mapleleaf Park, Ralston Cove Park, Apple Meadows Park and at the 8th hole at West Woods Golf Club were severely damaged. Bridges are being assessed as waters so this number in expected to increase. There was extensive damage along the soft surface trail system, and it will be a number of months before all repairs are completed. Significant damage to all 109 bunkers at West Woods Golf Course also occurred, in many instances all of the sand completely washed out. Restoration work has already

begun and it will take months to restore them. Ralston Creek was hit particularly hard, according to the information. Flood waters undermined the banks of the creek resulting in five trees lost at Memorial Park, at least three trees in Ralston Cove Park, three irrigation controllers (approximately $3,500 each) at West Woods were covered by flood waters, the bathroom on the 14th Hole at West Woods was full of three feet of water. Much of the ditch bank along hole 17 was eroded away, leaving the cart path suspended above a new chasm. All practice and game fields for turf sports were closed on Sept. 11 and were reopened on Sept. 18 to a full schedule. When West Woods re-opened on Sept. 18 it was in a limited, 9-hole format and on Sept. 20 another nine holes opened. The available holes are all from the Silo and Sleeping Indian courses. The Cottonwood course suffered the most damaged. The information estimates a revenue loss of $150,000 at the course, including the cancellation of the course’s largest grossing tournament. All of the city’s construction projects were suspended by the flood. Ralston Central Park lost much of the newly installed irrigation laterals. In the public works department, damage to streets was and continues to be a major concern. Quaker St. at Leyden Creek was repaired

FEMA AssistAnCE AvAilAblE Jeffco residents, including unincorporated Jeffco are now eligible for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) individual assistance related to recent flooding. To register call 1-800-621-3362.

Nine counties in the state are designated for individual assistance for a total of $19.6 million in disaster grants for homeowners and renters. This encompasses housing assistance, and “other needs” assistance.

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“It is catastrophic,” Bill Lindsey, field public affairs officer for FEMA said. “There’s no such thing as a small disaster when it comes to individuals.” Lindsey said it is FEMA’s main objective right now to make sure everyone is in housing that is safe, sanitary and secure.



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and reopened, while Indiana Street at W. 78 Avenue is still closed, with detour signage up. Repair of the water line began over the weekend of Sept. 21 and should be finished this week. Leyden Road between the entrance to Leyden Rock and Highway 93 was closed due to landslides and debris. City crews made temporary repairs, and it is open to traffic. Additional needed repairs will occur over time. Arvada staff is working with CODT on replacement of the drainage pipes under Indiana Street and street repairs. Realistically, it may be two weeks before Indiana Street can be reopened. About 1,700 tons of rip rap material has been placed on slopes, helping to stabilize culverts around the city. Crews removed debris from bridge abutments on Ralston Creek, Little Dry Creek and Leyden Creek, and they are currently working on the debris from foot bridges and trails throughout the park system. The Croke Canal was breached, overtopped, and compromised at many locations. Known breaches occurred at Leyden Creek, Van Bibber Creek, and Moon Gulch. Staff is in contact with the canal company. No time estimate has been given about those repairs. Homes along Leyden Creek upstream and downstream of Alkire St. in unincorporated Jefferson County and inside the City of Arvada received damage. Staff is just beginning to look at possible solutions. City facilities — particularly City Hall, City Hall Annex, the Arvada Center and Indiana Shops had some minor roof leaks, with little damage to the structures. The sediment in both Arvada and Ralston Reservoirs is slowly settling out, according to information provided The Ralston Water Treatment Plant (WTP) can now treat 15 million gallons per day (MGD); capacity continues to improve as the sediment drops out of the reservoir water. The Arvada WTP is on-line and can produce 6 MGD. The city has a combined capacity of around 20 MGD. Customer water demand is presently at 10 MGD. Residents will have noticed a taste in the water, the issue with the drinking water is slowly improving. The taste issue will likely linger until the end of the month. The city has been dealing with several water pipeline problems, including at Quaker and Leyden Road, at the Arvada Reservoir and Indiana St., but more are repaired or nearly finished. The city is dealing with some issues in the wastewater sewage area. The Ralston collection and transmission


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Highway undercut by rain, flooding Repair of damages next step By Amy Woodward

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Open Space were affected by floods, closing Apex Park and Lair o’ the Bear Park. The east trailhead at White Ranch Park is closed, as well as Sourdough Campground and portions of Rawhide, Belcher Hill, Longhorn and Mustang trails. Multiple trails are also closed at North Table Mountain Park. Jeffco Open Space will determine the best strategy to repair the parks and trails with restoration extending into spring 2014. Volunteers interested in helping to rebuilding can go to jeffco. us/parks/volunteer/trail-building/.

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Highway 72 remains closed from Blue Mountain Drive to Pinecliffe. CDOT crews have begun to clear debris, as CDOT officials have selected the response teams to help construct roads for Highway 72. They estimate work to be completed by Dec. 1. Gas has been shut off in the canyon, and Xcel Energy does not have a timeline for restoration work on the lines, Gabriel Romero, spokesman for Xcel Energy said. Assessment began last week, but repairs may not start for several weeks. Several parks and trails throughout Jeffco

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Dropping Membership Points to Steady Decline for Realtor Associations

By JIM SMITH, Realtor® A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of using a Realtor — that is, a member of a Realtor association — instead of an agent who is not a Realtor. In researching that story, I was shocked to discover exactly how many agents have quit their Realtor association, primarily to save the $500 in annual dues. According to Metrolist, which is Denver’s MLS, over 20% of MLS members are non-Realtors, and the number is growing every year. Three metro area Realtor associations merged a couple years ago to fight the problem of growing expense and shrinking membership. The new organization is called the Denver Metro Association of Realtors. The other metro area Realtor associations are the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, the Aurora Association of Realtors, the Douglas-Elbert Realtor Association, the Boulder Area Realtor Association and the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors.

By joining any of these local Realtor associations, an agent also becomes a member of the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which in turn are losing members at a fast pace, making one wonder whether NAR, CAR and the local associations are ultimately going to disappear. Consider what we would lose if there were no Realtor associations. First, recognize that real estate is essentially a lonely business. There are a few “teams” out there, but for the most part every agent is a sole practitioner. We set our own hours, work primarily at home, and have little opportunity to mingle with and learn from others in the same industry — that is, except for the Realtor associations, which provide marketing sessions, conventions, continuing education classes and trade shows, not to mention email newsletters, blogs, calls to action, and the highly informative Realtor magazine.

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Wetlands help mitigate flood danger Two Ponds Refuge example of nature helping people By Clarke Reader

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After the historic flooding that Colorado recently experienced, many people will be looking at ways to mitigate such occurrences in the future. There will be many humanmade options, but a more natural one is the protection of wetlands, like the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge in Arvada. The 72-acre refuge, located near the southeast corner of 80th Ave. and Kipling, consists of uplands, lowlands and three wetlands, while being completely surrounded by homes and urban development. According to Seth Beres, the Refuge Manager, while many other areas throughout the Denver Metro area and beyond may have suffered flooding damages during the recent rains, Two Ponds actually thrived. “We experienced drought conditions at times during this summer, but these rains brought us back to where we should be,” Beres said. “And without these wetlands to help absorb the excess water, the surrounding areas nearby would likely have seen more flooding. Wetlands have so many benefits people do not realize.” What makes wetlands so perfect for flood mitigation is that the properties of wetlands are, by nature, spongy soils that absorb water and use it to grow plants and sustain wildlife. The soil also acts a filtration system, so all the sediment, including

Seth Beres, the refuge manager at Two Ponds, uses volunteer help to maintain the refuge. Beres helps to protect all the plants and wildlife that thrive there. Photo by Clarke Reader impurities and toxins in the slow moving water sink to the bottom and cleaner water emerges. Beres said that for many years wetlands nation-wide were being drained and developers were filling them in and then building on them. It has really only been in more recent years that the importance and impact of wetlands has been recognized, and they have become encouraged and protected. “Two Ponds is a great example

of good decision making and stewardship of the earth, and it really worked to everyone’s benefit in this case,” said Joyce Persson, a member of the Two Ponds Preservation Foundation. Persson was a member of the original group that fought to stop the area from being developed in 1990, and contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make it a Refuge in 1992. “It’s a great place to make a con-

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nection between the community and nature and how they affect each other,” she said. Beres said that volunteers are always welcome at the refuge, and environmental education programs are available for people who want to learn more about the effects wetlands have on the environment and developments. For more information on Two Ponds, visit Two_Ponds/ or

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r Two vie for District 2 school board seats Police search for Race offers policy choice to voters By Vic Vela

An open seat on the Jefferson County school board has drawn two candidates who each want what’s best for area students, but who differ on major policy issues. This fall, Jeff Lamontagne of Lakewood and John Newkirk of Conifer will square off in a District 2 Board of Education race. The two are seeking to fill the seat being vacated by current District 2 board director Laura Boggs, who is not running for re-election. Jeffco’s school District 2 includes the candidates’ places of residence, as well as Evergreen and parts of Golden. Both candidates have spent the last several years working on issues that affect young people. Lamontagne co-founded the Second Wind Foundation, an organization that provides counseling services for children who are at-risk for suicide. The foundation was started in 2002, after four Green Mountain High School students took their own lives just weeks apart. Lamontagne — who is an executive director for the Bluff Lake Nature Center, a wildlife and science center in Denver — has also served on the board for the Jefferson Foundation, a nonprofit that secures financial support for the district. And he’s curunityrently a member of Jeffco’s Strategic, Planaffectning and Advisory Council. Lamontagne’s wife is a Jeffco teacher, s areand he has two children who attend Jeffco andschools. rams “It’s really safe to say that my family life, wantmy work life and my volunteer life is about wet-Jeffco schools,” Lamontagne said. “I’m runt andning because I feel it’s the best way I can serve my community.” Two Newkirk is a product of the Jeffco school fuge/system, having grown up here and graduorg. ated from Evergreen High School. Through his membership with the Conifer Kiwanis Club, Newkirk works with

third-grade children to better their reading skills. He’s also done faith-based volunteer work, as a youth facilitator. Newkirk, who has worked in the medical technology field for most of his adult life, has three children of his own, who also attend Jeffco schools. “The board should reflect the diversity of the county,” Newkirk said. “I went to Jeffco schools, and Jeffco would be well-served by me being on the board of education.”

Differences in areas of policy

The two candidates differ in key areas of education policy — one of them being the school district’s expected piloting of a controversial student database backed by the Georgia-based nonprofit, inBloom. Proponents of the system say inBloom will allow teachers to better personalize instruction through an all-in-one database. But opponents fear for students’ privacy and security, due to the extent of information the dashboard is capable of storing. Newkirk is skeptical of the system. “I’m not against an idea of a dashboard in the classroom,” he said. “But I’m very nervous about gathering data and putting it on a national database, where we can’t know where the information is going.” Lamontagne said it’s important to listen to teachers who are supportive of inBloom, but also said that questions need to be answered before he is able to fully support its implementation, specifically those having to do with what kinds of student data is being gathered. “If we have teachers saying this will be a helpful tool, we need to ensure they have

that tool,” he said. “That being said, there are a whole host of issues. I would not sign off on the contract unless a number of guarantees were met.” The two also have different opinions of Amendment 66 — the November ballot question that seeks $950 million in new taxes that will fund an overhaul of the state’s school finance system. The money will implement recent state legislation that creates full-day kindergarten, provides more resources for at-risk students and English language learners, and creates a new school-funding formula. Newkirk believes that Jeffco taxpayers will be paying more into the school finance system than other counties, while getting less in return. He also fears that students and teachers here may end up moving to neighboring counties that might get more funding than Jeffco. “I fully support full funding of a school system, but this is a bad idea,” Newkirk said. Lamontagne said he will vote for Amendment 66, because he feels the state as a whole will benefit from the new funding formula. However, he “has some concerns as a Jeffco parent and board member (candidate).” “I am a little unclear on the extent of benefits that will come to Jeffco schools, relative to other school districts,” he said. “There are some variables to be settled there.” Both candidates recognize that the board will be dealing with new student standard mandates, either at the state or federal level, as well as new processes by which teachers are evaluated, and district budgetary issues. Each candidate believes he is the best man in the race to deal with those issues, head-on. “I consider myself balanced and constructive,” Lamontagne said. “I get things done.” Newkirk believes his temperament will be a positive addition to the board. “I have an ability to get along with a wide variety of people,” he said. “If we don’t see eye to eye, at end of the day, we’re all there to make the school district as great as it can be.”

wanted fugitive By Clarke Reader Arvada Police are asking for the assistance in locating Henry Espinoza, 40, who is wanted in Denver, Arvada and Arapahoe counties. Espinoza is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 210 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He has a large tattoo on both biceps. Espinoza has felony warrants from Denver, Arvada and Arapahoe counHenry Espinoza ties. He is wanted in Arvada for theft of a firearm, possession of weapon by previous offender and false information to pawn broker. In Denver, he is wanted for felony menacing with deadly weapon, and in Arapahoe County, he is wanted for motor vehicle theft and eluding police. Espinoza is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen in the Wheat Ridge area near 44th and Pierce. He has also threatened suicide by cop. If any residents have seen Espinoza or have information, please call the Arvada Police at 720-898-6900.

CorreCTion The cutline in photo on Page 26 of last week’s edition was running back Me’Shach Jackson of Arvada. The Press regrets the spelling error. To report correction, call 303-566-4127.

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Time for a new turn of phrase The Jeffco Schools school board line-up will be decidedly different following the results of the next election. As we reported earlier this month, two of the board’s incumbents — Paula Noonan and Laura Boggs — have chosen not to run. And a third incumbent Robin Johnson will not be running due to relocation outside the district. So board members Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman — each who are in the middle of first-terms — will be joined by three newcomers. Glad to say Dahlkemper and Fellman exhibit the type of solid leadership needed for this sea change, and the district itself stands sound. Jeffco is the largest school district in the state; it tallies test scores higher than state average and has an impressive number of option and charter schools in its boundaries — providing plenty of options for its

our view district’s students. Further, voters gave the district a vote of confidence approving a bond issue and mill-levy override in 2012. Unfortunately some board interactions haven’t exceeded any standards in our gradebook, and have in fact been at times distracting and disappointing. Who can forget that board member Laura Boggs was censured twice? The gravity of the words she spoke to put herself into hot water can be debated interminably, but the incidents were considered disruptive enough for the board to slap her hands, and agreement in the

question of the week

Do you back federal flood help? We asked people attending the Celtic Festival in Edgewater last weekend: With storm and flood damage across Colorado estimated at more than $2 billion, should the federal government help cover the bill? To what extent?

“Absolutely, as much as we possibly can.” Pat McKenna Lakewood

“Yes, comparable to other disasters in other states.” Betty Jo Page, Wheat Ridge

“They should. That’s what we pay for with taxes. My question is where the money is going to.” Carol Warren Aurora

“It’s already broke, so why not! Maybe we could back off of some foreign aid for the money.” Steve Mode

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community resonated. And Noonan took heat for a rambling graduation speech at Dakota Ridge High School in 2010. To her credit, she acknowledged her extemporaneous skills were not the best that day. In sum, the tone of the board has at times been too chippy, in spite of board chair’s efforts. We were tempted to let these instances fade from memory, but we were stirred by comments from Boggs and Noonan in a story we published this month that indicated they did not feel their views have been as validated as they should be as board members. We disagree with them. Instead, we simply say their views were heard, and we value the comments they made — often raising concerns that were researched by Jeffco staff. With a new day just around the corner, here’s our pitch for the candidate-elects-

to-be. Contribute your views to the flow of the process and remember a phrase often credited to Harry Truman: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” And know your role — be ready to answer questions at all times from media and the public. It’s fine to refer an inquiry to a Jeffco Schools expert, but at least have a short answer and share opinions. Remember being an elected official is a whole different ball game than residing in the private sector where media questions can be rechanneled to spokespeople. Those of you elected by the people should be ready to find the right words to respond to the people at all times. And voters please give a listen to the interesting slate of candidates before making your choices.

Seize the day, or it may seize you If you listen really closely, you might hear something. Shhh ... yeah, there it is. “WHEW” That, my friends, is the sound of Ryan Cleady’s agent. For those of you who don’t listen to sports talk regularly, you may not have heard that Cleady, the Denver Broncos All-Pro left tackle, is out for the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury, a somewhat bizarre kind of foot injury. And the reason for his agent’s big sigh of relief is that Cleady agreed to terms about two months ago on a five-year deal with the Broncos that guarantees him $33 million. Cleady had the option of playing out this year under a one-year, roughly $10 million contract, and then testing the free agent market next year. If he’d had another great season, he might have made even more money than he will with the Broncos; on the flip side, a bad year (say, one ended early by injury) might have resulted in a big pay cut, and there’s actually some chance that he won’t return to great form from this injury. In other words, Cleady took a gamble that the wonderful option on the table in front of him was better than the possibilities in the future. “WHEW” Sort of the exact same sound anybody along the front range who bought flood insurance three weeks ago is making today. Not to be confused with the sound the non-insured people make when they find out that the funds released to Colorado by the feds will not be available to individual homeowners. But that’s a story for another day. I don’t mean to, in any way, conflate the tragedies that families are dealing with all up and down the front range with the injury suffered by a football player. But it’s odd that there’s a common lesson to be drawn from these events. How many basement remodels were on hold, waiting for “just the right time” to get started when the flood waters blew through? How many back yard re-soddings and front yard xeriscapings were in the planning stages when Boulder Creek

turned yards into wading pools? How many block parties were in the “we should do that” phase when the Big Thompson obliterated any sign of blocks or streets? We silly humans have this crazy idea that we have a lot of time to accomplish things, both trivial and meaningful. We have this conceit that we have control over the events of our lives and the course of human history. We are wrong. Every once in a while, this big world we live in rears up to remind us how puny we are in comparison to the forces at work around us. And, while I’m generally a fan of nature, sometimes these reminders are painful, even tragic. And, frankly, they’re becoming a bit too common of an occurrence for my comfort. But they also provide us with useful lessons. Instead of a block party, I heard stories of “shovel brigades”—small groups walking neighborhoods with shovels in hand offering to dig trenches and help their neighbors. Instead of remodeling, we heard stories of National Guard pilots flying around in the mountains at night using night-vision goggles to rescue civilians. And instead of “just the right time,” maybe we’ll all now be a little more cognizant of today. Carpe Diem, friends—you don’t know what tomorrow holds. 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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Just because I’m right … right?

I can be quite snippy when I’m right, although I sometimes hesitate to tell others to correct their behavior. But when I do speak up, it’s because I’m right. To the people leaving door-hanger ads in my neighborhood: “If you put those ten there, it looks like I’m not home because I ng come in through the garage.” care To the folks who fill the Dumpster with moving boxes: “You’re supposed to break n- those down.” and To the kids on Manitou Incline: “Your o a music is loud and annoying.” a Let me explain that one. emI climbed the Manitou Incline recently — 2,000 feet of elevation gain straight up e for three-quarters of a mile. The day was can hot, dry, clear, dusty, exhausting, and exe of hilarating. I was delighted with my strength ady as both the sun and I crept higher, and I e relished the different vistas the Manitou Incline was revealing step by 2,200 steps. e inThen I heard it — an ill-mannered king backbeat not prudently and appropriately contained in headphones, but booming

impudently from the pack of a college-student-looking girl climbing past me. Clearly the cacophony was for the questionable benefit of her three companions, and also, I was sure, an obvious violation of the nature code on the trail. I grumbled about inconsiderate these people to my hiking partner, who tried to talk me down, but I charged up to the obnoxious group that had paused above us. “I’m not usually one who tells others what to do,” I began sanctimoniously. “But your music is seriously interfering with my experience here.” I waved my hand around

to illustrate just what experience they were interfering with. “It’s really loud. And it’s annoying. If I had ear buds on me right now, I’d give them to you. All of you.” Their expressions went from apathetic to incredulous. The guy in the group retorted as people do when confronted with an unconceivable situation from a stranger, “Oh, yeah? Well maybe you should wear headphones.” “I’m not listening to music.” I pointed out the obvious. “So, have you ever heard of noisecancelling headphones?” His question was a self-righteous challenge that heated me up even more. Their music, though, had faded, so I stomped on up the steps, shaking my head the way people do when disgusted. Later, I wished I’d had the presence of mind to deliver this snappy comeback, “So I can cancel out the noise from the sun?” That would have shut him down right proper.

Sometimes I do regret being snippy and then I feel bad about speaking up. The door-hanger people are only trying to make a living. The boxes-in-the-Dumpster neighbors are most likely exhausted from the move. I probably make others feel bad too. At least that’s what I assume from ducked heads and a mumbled “Sorry.” I remind myself again and again to just live and let live. But … music on a hiking trail? A discordant din blaring from a backpack on the Manitou Incline? Such serious noise in nature? Granted, I’ve second-guessed myself about this situation, too, because I know I felt bad afterward, and it’s possible that they did too. But this time, I’m right … right? Andrea Doray is a writer who’s glad other drivers can’t hear her when is correcting their behavior. Contact her at a.doray@

Short-term thinking blurs big-picture vision

The need for instant gratification has truly compromised our ability to see beyond what is immediately in front of us. I mean in some cases we can’t even see the next three hours that are directly in front of us let alone three weeks, three months, or three years down the road. We want something and we want it now. I do agree that part of this insatiable need for speed when it comes to our wants and desires has been shaped by technology and the fact that we can access information with one or two clicks on our computer, tablet, and smart phone. But I also believe as a society we have developed a perceived need to keep up with our neighbors, family members, and our competitors when it comes to business. We want what they have and we want it ould now. on You see, short-term thinkers limit s? themselves to what they can have or ea achieve today instead of seeing the much sh bigger potential of tomorrow. And whether e tomorrow comes in a day, in a month, over or over several years … tomorrow will of eventually come. And if we live only for the things we can have at our fingertips in this moment, we forgo the opportunity to enjoy d we the rewards that come by careful planning, y we temporary sacrifices, saving, being patient, k and willing to earn and wait for the things fan that will provide enjoyment and security in are the future. ’re Near-term thinking or seeking is driven urby an attitude of impatience. Big-picture

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visioning and pursuing is driven by a goalsoriented and results-focused attitude. The student will make a decision to blow off a homework assignment today in exchange for a good time tonight. The unemployed person will stop sending resumes and applying for the position they truly want because they were not offered a job today. The person seeking to lose weight or improve their physical fitness will avoid the gym because the pounds are coming off too slowly or their endurance or strength is not improving rapidly enough. There are countless scenarios where the shortcut and partial success are rationalized by the acceptance of fractional achievement of what we really desire. Our choice to accept the “almost-win” always seems easier at first, but ultimately leads to a life filled with “woulda,” “shoulda,” “coulda” thoughts and regrets. Of course there are activities and tasks that require short-term thinking and immediate actions. However, when we allow everything we do to be driven by the near


Arvada Police host shred-a-thon

Arvada Police are hosting the annual shred-a-thon 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12.The event will be at the parking lot of the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humani-

ties, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada Police partners with Shred-it to safely destroy documents containing personal information. Resident and businesses can bring up to three boxes or three bags of documents. Items recommended for shredding are: credit card statements, bank statements, tax forms, medical statements and any other items containing personal information. The event is free, but donations are welcomed. Proceeds from the Shred-AThon will benefit the W.Michael Northey Foundation, which provides scholarships to local high school students who want to pursue a higher education degree. Area high school students and Arvada Police Explorers will be on hand to assist with unloading items.

Arvada Police offer crime prevention classes

The Community Response Impact Team of the Arvada Police is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes. The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice per year and gives homeowners important tips designed to keep them and their homes safe. Topics covered include reporting a crime, vacation safety tips, protecting neighborhoods and how to be a good witness. Each session includes a question and answer session.

term, it is so easy to lose sight of the big picture. So what do we do about this instant gratification epidemic? The first thing we need to do is to adopt an attitude of patience and big-picture visioning. The second thing we need to do is to identify our goals. And as a best practice, categorize each goal into one of three buckets: near term, mid-range, and longterm. The first time that we go through this exercise we will probably notice that one of the buckets is filled with more goals than the other two. This is a good thing, as it will bring awareness to where our current focus lies. The next step is to go back and make sure that there is some level of distribution in all three buckets. Once we have taken the time to identify and prioritize our goals into these catego-

ries, we will begin to see and internally own the road map for our personal success. This is easier than we think; it only requires some time and thoughtful consideration to get started. And there is no time like the present to get started. How about you, is it about instant gratification or are you willing to put in the time, hard work, patience and sacrifice necessary to realize your goals and dreams? I would love to hear all about it at, because when we get our heads and hearts around what our long-term future can possibly be, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of


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Cynthia A. Trembath, loving wife of Tom Trembath, passed away from Acute Heart Failure on Monday, September 2, 2013 at age 81. Cynthia was born April 4, 1932 in Waco Texas to the late Gayle and Pearl Sutherland. She was a 1949 graduate of Greeley High School and the University of Northern Colorado in 1952. She was a teacher and homemaker. She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughter. She loved to read, enjoyed flowers and plants and the beauty of nature. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Curtis. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas; son Michael (Megan) Trembath, daughter, Kathy (Gordie) Siebring, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter, a sister Jeniuce Hays and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Cynthia was greatly loved by friends and family and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family will receive friends Friday September 6, 2013 at Arvada Presbyterian Church from 9:30 until the service hour at 11:00am. Dr. John M. O’Lane will officiate. Interment will follow at the Arvada Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Arvada Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Malesich and Shirey Funeral Home of Arvada

Shirley A (Rohr) Harkness, 74, a long time resident of Arvada, died peacefully, September 14th at Lutheran Hospital. Born August 28th, 1939, in Ness City, KS. Survived by children; Christine, Cheryl (Kirk), Gary (Rebecca), stepchildren; Thomas III (Carol), Steve, grandchildren; Kelly, Amy, Merissa, Tommy IV, Jake, Sami, Abby, Ashley, Cameron, 6 greatgrandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Harkness Jr., sister Velma, brother Vern, & stepdaughter Karen. Shirley was a professional dancer, instructor & former owner of Carlyle Studio of Dance. She was a long time active member of St. Anne’s Catholic parish & was involved in Altar & Rosary, Confirmation, Spaghetti Dinner, making burrito’s for St. Anne’s Bizarre, &

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Visit Camelot, smell the roses As expected, the Arvada Center’s Artistic Producer/Director Rod Lansberry delivered an unexpected interpretation of the classic musical “Camelot.” Lansberry infused a new depth of character into the entire production. To begin with, the actors were all relatively young which actually would have been the case given the short life expectancy in those days. That alone added a new energy. When they first meet, the youthful playfulness of King Arthur (David Bryant Johnson) and his intended bride Guinevere (Melissa Mitchell) is a delight to behold. Guinevere is the perfect sounding board for Arthur who wishes to create a kingdom in which there will be no conflicts. He begins with enlisting noble knights who will gather at a round table where all will be equal. Among those knights is Sir Lancelot (Glenn Seven Allen). Arthur’s desire for peace and harmony are put to the test when it becomes evident that his bride and his best friend are becoming uncomfortably close. Since they both love Arthur they face an insurmountable conundrum. Every aspect of “Camelot” is pristine. The sets, costumes, lighting, sound are impeccable. The acting/singing is splendid. And, happily for those of you who haven’t yet seen this masterpiece, the run has been extended through Sun., Oct. 6. For tickets and information, call 720-898-7200 or go to

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West Metrolife Nosh, network with the ‘Divas’ Douglas County Divas holds a co-ed event on Oct. 15

I’m all about supporting women’s groups, and this Douglas County Divas networking organization sounds like a hoot. Plus, I love everything “Diva,” from “Double Divas” to “Drop Dead Diva.” The Douglas County Divas normally meet the third Tuesday of every month, giving women a chance to network and increase business contacts. But on Oct. 15, the group will be holding a special co-ed event 6-8 p.m. at The Fowl Line at 774 Maleta Lane in Castle Rock. Attendees are asked to bring “plenty of business cards.” For more information, contact Pam Anderson at 303-596-8075 or or Theresa Buckley at 720-280-2910 or theresa.girlsgonegreen@ For more details about the group, visit

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iners Alley Playhouse’s newest production is a local favorite, and a seminal play that was created, written and workshopped specifically for the theater. Based on actual experiences, this story takes the audiences back to the 1940s, puts them in the psychiatrist’s chair along with a young girl who is dealing with schizophrenia. “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden,” written by Walter Newton, based on Joanne Greenberg’s semi-autobiographical novel, will play at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden, until Oct. 27. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. “Greenberg lives in Evergreen and is a friend of the theater, and we worked with her and Newton on creating this play especially for our theater from 2002 through 2003, and it was finally produced in 2004,” said director Rick Bernstein. “‘Rose Garden’ was a huge experience for us, and it’s great to revisit.” The story follows Debra Klein (Ellie Schwartz) and Dr. Fried (Lori Hansen) as they

work to try to help Debra defeat the demons she is battling. Debra created the Kingdom of Yr as a form of self-defense from her reality. In childhood, she suffered frequent abuse from her antiSemitic peers while at the same time being sheltered by her over-protected family. At first Yr was a safe-haven for her, but eventually the gods of Yr became tyrannical dictators who ruled Debra’s every word and action. At the age of 16, Debra was committed to a psychiatric hospital diagnosed with schizophrenia. Dr. Fried is a revolutionary doctor, according to Bernstein, because instead of treating schizophrenia with electroshock, surgery or drugs, she approaches her patients with psychotherapy. This was an extremely controversial choice at the time. Dr. Fried is based on Greenberg’s real psychiatrist, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, who helped her deal with her issues, Bernstein said. “We decided that instead of the way we did the first production — which was a bit sensationalist, and very dramatic — and focused on Rose continues on Page 17

Denver bigwig and deep-pocket giver Larry Mizel is proud to announce that “Jewtopia,” a movie written by daughter Courtney Mizel, is out in theaters. If you are thinking about a date night with your significant other, this is the one to see, so I’m told. Courtney sent this email missive about her project: Dear Friends, “As many of you know, I have spent the past couple of years working on `Jewtopia.’ First the play at the Greenway Court Theater, and then, the movie! I am very excited to announce that the movie will be out (today) in theaters around the country as well as on VOD on most cable carriers as well as on iTunes, XBox and a number of other online platforms. “Needless to say I am very excited about this release and I would greatly appreciate your support!” The film’s cast includes Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Rita Wilson and Jon Lovitz. To see the trailer go to: com/watch?v=7a0zZSVeW-k. “Jewtopia” opened on Sept. 20 at the AMC Cherry Creek 8 in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

Blast from the past

Colorado Neurological Institute’s 25th anniversary will celebrate the 1940s at Wings Over the Rockies featuring music, dancing, vintage dress and decor and dining from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 12. The event’s emcee is 9News meteorologist and traffic tracker Amelia Earhart. Tickets are $250 each. “Early career” tickets are $175. To purchase your tickets, go to and enter event code: CNI1012 (All one word, not case sensitive). Sponsorship and donation opportunities are also available. For details, contact Nancy Miller at 303806-7415, 303-806-7415 or email nmiller@

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The amazing “Around the World in 80 Days” is coming to Arvada Center on Oct. 1-27. This incredible show based on the Jules Verne book is brought to Arvada by the famed Creede Repertory Theatre group. The play features just five actors who play 39 different characters as the story traverses all seven continents. Previews are Sept. 27-29 and tickets are

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the moon, was spotted having dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday at Panzano, the charming Italian eatery inside The Hotel Monaco. According to my spy, however, Aldrin wasn’t wearing a space suit. Also spotted around town: Fox 31 meteorologist Nick Carter eating lunch with a friend at south Denver restaurant Piccolo’s, a former frequent and favorite haunt of the On The Town family when we stayed at Marriott’s TownePlace Suites for four months five years ago while waiting for our Capitol Hill condo to be completed.

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The City of Golden is hosting a fireworks show on Friday, Sept. 27, in conjunction with the homecoming celebrations for Golden High School and the Colorado School of Mines. The fireworks show was originally planned for the Fourth of July holiday, but was canceled due to dry conditions and a countywide fire ban. Golden High School’s Homecoming Parade will be 5 p.m. along Washington Avenue in Golden, followed by the GHS Homecoming Game at the School of Mines. The fireworks will go off as soon as the homecoming football and soccer games are over. According to city officials,




the best viewing spots will be Campbell Field at 12th and Maple streets, or in Lions Park on 10th Street. They will go off at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Registration for Golden Gallop opens

Golden’s eighth annual race featuring the traditional 5K and 10K will start under Golden’s welcome arch, and finish at Parfet Park on Sunday, Oct.6. Registration is now open and interested runners can go to Local celebrity athletes will be attending this year’s gallop, such as Jordan Jones, Golden resident, who took first place in the New York City Triathlon. removed from what is familiar to us, that WHAT: “I Never Promised we really have You A Rose Garden” to focus and WHERE: Miners Alley never snap out Playhouse, 1224 Washington of it.” Ave., Golden “Rose GarWHEN: Through Oct. 27, den” is really Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 about the peop.m., Sundays - 6 p.m. ple at the heart COST: $19 of this situaINFORMATION: 303-935tion, and that 3044 or www.minersalley. was something com that Schwartz never wanted to forget. “She’s stuck in this world that she created for herself, and it’s so interesting because she both hates and loves it at the same time,” she said. “This show does a great job of bringing multiple view points to the struggle for mental health, and looks at what is underneath the surface.”


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Debra’s side of things, we would try to focus on Dr. Fried’s side,” Bernstein said. “We wanted the play to have more human form and be more movement driven.” Schwartz, who is only 17-years-old, took on the challenging task of bringing Debra to life, and Bernstein said she does a fantastic job. “I really had no idea going in what it was going to be like,” Schwartz said. “There are a lot of common misconceptions about mental health that I had to get rid of, and the we started building the character layer by layer.” Schwartz said she had a lot of help from Bernstein and the rest of the cast in creating Debara. “This show is amazing because none of us can autopilot on it,” she said. “It is so far

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YOUR WEEK & MORE IN THE COMMUNITY THURSDAY/SEPT. 26 GUITAR DUO Lakewood Cultural Center presents the Brasil Guitar Duo at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets are available at, 303-987-7845 or at the box office.

first in a series of comedy nights at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, with nationally-touring headliner Bryan Kellen. The series is hosted by Bob Meddles and will feature local favorite Talon Saucerman. Tickets available at

FRIDAY/SEPT. 27 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents

THURSDAY/SEPT. 26 DISCOVER CLAY Arvada Ceramics Arts Guild presents Discover

Clay workshops 7-9 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. The Sept. 26 project is a jack-o-lantern. You create the piece, and the art guild will glaze and fire it. It will be finished in three weeks. Email or call 303-4230448.

THURSDAY/SEPT. 26 SINGLES PARTY Mount Vernon Country Club will have a

singles 45-plus party 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Open to the community. Invite your friends or meet new ones. Live music and hors d’ouevres buffet included; cash bar. Featuring musician Danny Byram. Enjoy our gorgeous deck with a view. Adults ages 45 and older only please. The clubs is at I-70 and Genesee in Golden. RSVP recommended, not required. Call 303-526-0616.

FRIDAY/SEPT. 27 COMEDY NIGHT Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor hosts the

its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or email

FRIDAY/SEPT. 27, OCT. 4, OCT. 11, NOV. 5, NOV. 8 ART CLASSES Lakewood Arts Council Community Center and

Gallery offers a variety of workshops and classes in September and October. All classes and workshops are at the Lakewood Community Center and Gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd, Lakewood. To register, call 303-980-0625 or go to www.lakewoodartscouncil. org/classes.htm.

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STARTING NOV. 5: Acrylics Plus with Marcia Brill, 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in November. STARTING NOV. 8: Watercolor Basics with Kathy Cranmer, 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays in November. SATURDAY/SEPT. 28 TASTE OF Hope An evening of wine, cheese and chocolate to benefit brain tumor patients and their families is planned 7-10 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at The Retreat at Solterra in Lakewood. SATURDAY/SEPT. 28 RECYCLING EVENT SustainAbility, Spring Back and GreenSheen are partnering to offer an e-waste, latex paint and mattress recycling event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5394 Marshall St., Arvada. Visit www.sustainability-recycling. com or call 303-424-1719. SATURDAY/SEPT. 28 WORKSHOP FULL Moon Books and Event Center plans an upcoming workshop from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9106 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. The workshop begins when you register and you’ll receive an assignment before the workshop. For more about the workshop, visit SATURDAY/SEPT. 28 CEMETERY TOUR The Arvada Historical Society offers tours of the Arvada Cemetery, 5581 Independence Street, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Tours will run every half hour and will feature some of Arvada’s pioneers. Tickets are available at the cemetery the day of the tour. Complimentary refreshments are included. This will be the official 150th anniversary of the Arvada Cemetery. A special anniversary booklet will be sold with fascinating tidbits about the history of the cemetery. Call Arvada Historical Society at 303-431-1261.  SATURDAY/SEPT. 28 CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES The National Center for

Constitutional Studies presents “The Making of America” 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Music Center Auditorium, at Garrison and Ellsworth in Lakewood. Rick Dalton, an instructor at the center, will be the presenter. Call Tamara at


SATURDAY/SEPT. 28, OCT. 26 HISTORY PROGRAMS W.I.S.E. (Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England.) Family History Society presents “Patrice Stark: Synods, Sessions and Supplications” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Stark will discuss how Presbyterian Church history in colonial America can help identify Scots-Irish migration, communication and kinship networks. Beginning with customs and terminology unique to Presbyterians, Patrice will explain the early church divisions (New Side, Reformed, Associate, etc) and end with illustrations applicable to genealogy research puzzles. The group also has a program at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26: The Colorado Irish, presented by James Walsh. Walsh’s presentation will focus on the roots of the Colorado Irish, where they came from in Ireland and North America, where they settled in Colorado and what they contributed to state history. The Colorado Irish will also be placed into a national and international context, relating them to the wider story of the Irish diaspora. Both programs are at the Central Denver Public Library, 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, in the 7th floor training room. Visit www. SATURDAY/SEPT. 28, OCT. 5 FALL GARDENING Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, offers free classes for gardeners on Saturdays this fall. Registration not required unless noted. Call 303-424-7979 or visit for details. Upcoming classes are: “ORCHIDS – Exotic but Easy” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Orchids are beautiful, fascinating and surprisingly easy to grow. Discover how these exotic beauties grow in nature and translate that to your own growing conditions. Learn some of the best varieties for your home and tips and techniques to successfully grow and rebloom orchids.

“GROWING GREAT Garlic” 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

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“TERRARIUMS – Gardens under Glass” 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Terrariums add

a lush element to your indoor décor. Discover how easy it is to bring the magic of these uby special gardens to your home. Our expert will demonstrate the range of containers, ain” at soil, plants and offer tips and techniques to create glorious gardens in glass. ural SATURDAY AND Sunday/Sept. 28-29 r, THOMAS EVENT Colorado Railroad Museum presents its annual Day Out with Thomas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28-29. Visitors can ride behind a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, participate in arts and crafts, listen to stories, watch videos and more. Tickets sell out quickly. Visit www.ColoradoRailroadd. for information and tickets. ynods, 8. MONDAY/SEPT. 30 nial DOG TRAINING Training With Grace dog training center offers free talks 7-8 p.m. icaMondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave. in Lakewood. The Sept. 30 program is Double Dog Management and is for families overwhelmed by a multi-dog household. Learn how the to read body language to prevent arguments in the home and how to set appropriate c) and boundaries for mutual respect among all family members. The Oct. 7 program is Fluffy uzzles. Come! In this class, Ana discusses teaching a conditioned response for coming when lorado called. If your dog takes off when you’re done at the dog park or knows you’re leaving l focus for work and doesn’t want to come back inside this class is for you. Contact ashley@ in for information. o and will MONDAY/SEPT. 30 elatGOLF TOURNAMENT Mark Wiebe will again host the 8th annual Adam’s Camp charograms ity golf tournament, presented by Retirement Plan and Investment Providers, to raise funds for the children, youth and families of Adam’s Camp. The tournament is Sept. 30 w. at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, and 132 golfers will have the opportunity to play the exclusive course, home to the 2013 Solheim Cup. Lunch, provided by Noodles and Company, will begin at 11 a.m. and the tournament shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. Play will be followed by cocktails, dinner, live auction and prizes. Proceeds will supn St., port the children, youth and families of Adam’s Camp, of Centennial, which provides fall. intensive therapy camps to children with developmental disabilities and their families 9 or as well as recreational camps for youth and young adults with disabilities. To sponsor, register or to learn more, visit, call 303-563-8290 or email . 28. grow. TUESDAY/OCT. 1 anslate best LIFETREE CAFÉ Commonly held misconceptions about Islam and the Middle East sfully will be debunked at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “On the Brink: Islam and the Middle East,” features a film of Carl Medearis, an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim28. Christian relations. Medearis will address misconceptions about Islam and Middle East. nt for Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Learn Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual you coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or


Lakewood. Tickets available at or by calling 303 9877845.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/OCT. 4, NOV. 1, DEC. 6, JAN. 3, FEB. 7, MARCH 7 ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST American Legion Post 161 hosts the Arvada Round-

FALL SPORTS Register your child for sports at the Y!

table Breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The meeting is open to the public and allows attendees to hear what issues are being addressed by city, county, state and federal levels of government from the government representatives.

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CLOTHING/TOY SALE A kids’ clothing and toy sale is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. Most clothing items are $1. Also for sale are toys, books, baby equipment and furniture. All proceeds benefit Kids’ Discovery Days Preschool. A minimal donation is necessary to shop. COMING SOON/OCT. 5 CHARITY RIDE The fourth annual Jam the Damz Colorado Charity Ride is Oct. 5. The


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ride, which offers 10K, 50K, 70K and 100K courses, benefits three area organizations that provide sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities and physical challenges (Craig Hospital, U.S. Handcycling and Adaptive Adventures). The ride is open to all ages and abilities / “disabilities” and experience levels and 90 percent of the ride will be on bike paths in the foothills surrounding Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison. The route is moderate, rolling hills and features climbs over the Bear Creek and Chatfield reservoir dams. Registration fee is $55 per rider. Each rider is expected to raise or contribute an additional $45 minimum.  Families and teams are encouraged to ride together.  To register, or for more information, visit

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TUESDAY/OCT. 1 FREE CLASS Improve Your Credit Score 50 Points in 20 Days, a class offered by Century 21 Golden West Realty, is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 1299 Washington Ave., Golden. This class answers your credit and loan questions and alleviates your fears. Find out many facts and answers, including: what credit score does a lender use when one spouse has good credit and the other does not; is the credit score you get from the Internet the same score lenders use; how much more house can you buy with a 100 point increase of credit score; and much more. Coffee and dessert will be served during the class. RSVP appreciated. Call 303-279-7979 or 303-567-2248. TUESDAY/OCT. 1-31 DOGTOBER FEST Foothills Animal Shelter plans Dogtober Fest, during which all adoptions of dogs 6 months and older will be 50 percent off from Oct. 1-31. Included in all adoptions are spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and health check. Visit www. TUESDAY/OCT. 1 TO DEC. 1 PLAYWRITING INITIATIVE The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is launching a new playwriting initiative for Colorado high schools students. The center will first send professional playwrights into high school English, language arts and drama classes to provide workshops in writing a one-act play. Then, the program will host a statewide competition for original one-act plays written by high school students. The plays, which are accepted from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, will be judged blindly by Denver Center professionals. The competition will result in 10 semifinalists, three finalists and one winner. For a full timeline and rules, visit or contact WEDNESDAY/OCT. 2 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The West Chamber, serving Jefferson County, is looking to add 67 members to its roster. A chamber plans an all-day fundraising day on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 240 Union Restaurant, 303-989-3562. For information about The West Chamber and the special fundraising day at 240 Union, visit www.weschamber. org and click on the events button. WEDNESDAY/OCT. 2 REGIONAL SHOWCASE The Metro North Chamber of Commerce will roll out its red

carpet to showcase the region’s best restaurants and entertainment opportunities through its 12th annual Taste of the Chamber from 6-8 p.m. event Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Denver Mart Expo Hall, 451 E. 58th Ave., Denver. The event features more than 30 restaurants and beverage providers. The event is celebrating its 12th anniversary with free tickets to all local fire, police and emergency workers. To purchase tickets, or for information, contact Amber Kirchmer at 720-259-2432 or visit

WEDNESDAY/OCT. 2 RESOURCE ROUNDUP Come connect with agencies and services that can enhance your golden years from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The Arvada Fire Department will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Snacks and door prizes abound. Register in advance for this free event; call 303-425-9583. THURSDAY/OCT. 3 CONCERT CONDUCTED by Matthew Switzer, the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert this season features two works by Anton Dvorak, his Symphony No. 6 and his Cello Concerto in B minor. Soloist Gal Faganel is assistant professor of cello at UNC and an international performer, teacher, coach and recording artist. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway,


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CIDER DAYS Lakewood’s fall festival Cider Days is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. The festival celebrates Lakewood’s agricultural heritage and includes a tractor pull, muledrawn wagon ride, the barrel train, a climbing wall and more. Call 303-987-7850 or visit COMING SOON/OCT. 8 BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON Denver West Women’s Connection will have a birthday luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458. COMING SOON/OCT. 8 DUOCLASSICA CONCERT Olga Dashevskaya, piano faculty, and Lydia Sviatlovskaya, violin, perform at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the community room at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood campus. The concert is free. Contact Stephanie Berg at 303-914-6428 or COMING SOON/OCT. 8 MARIJUANA IN Colorado In 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64,

which legalized marijuana for recreational use. Now the Colorado Legislature is in the process of implementing this amendment to the state constitution. At the same time, marijuana use remains a violation of Federal law and those authorities are still weighing their options regarding this change in Colorado state law. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, as we delve into the background of this unfolding story. Program is at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP required for this free program.

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COMING SOON/OCT. 8 NOTORIOUS OUTLAWS Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, as

we visit some of the most notorious outlaws in history. We will tell the stories of Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and others. Bring your posse and help us round up the bad guys. Program is free and will take place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-742-4800.

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COMING SOON/OCT. 10 CANDIDATES FORUM Lakewood AAUW will host a school board candidates’ forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9th and Kipling, Lakewood. Three out of five school board positions will be filled. Learn the issues. Questions are encouraged. COMING SOON/OCT. 10 CAREGIVER SEMINAR Stuck in the Middle is presenting a half-day community caregiver awareness seminar at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Silverado Senior Living, 6447 Quail St., Arvada. As our population ages, more and more caregivers are created, and most family members are not prepared for this most difficult job. Seven presenters who are professionals in their field will be at the seminar to help you prepare for the journey of caregiving. Cost, which may be paid in cash at time of check-in, includes refreshments and lunch. Reservations required; call 303-204-5149. Seating is limited. Adult day care provided by Silverado staff at no cost. Activities, refreshments and lunch included. Reservations required; notify reservationist when registering for seminar attendance. Stuck in the Middle is a social support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and related illnesses. COMING SOON/OCT. 10, NOV. 14, DEC. 12, JAN. 9, FEB. 13, MARCH 13 MEMBERSHIP MEETING American Legion Post 161 has monthly membership meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 at 60th Avenue and Lamar Street. The group gets veterans to help veterans. LOOKING AHEAD/OCT. 12 MUSEUM EXHIBIT The Golden History Museums presents the Made In Golden exhibit, opening Oct. 12 with a special Black and White Night celebration at 7 p.m. at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. Tickets are available at www.GoldenHistory. org/BWN, and the event will feature entertainment, sumptuous desserts, and special activities related to the exhibit. LOOKING AHEAD/OCT. 12-13 WOODCARVING SHOW COLORADO CARVERS’ Club, of Golden and Denver, presents its 39th annual show, competition and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, West 6th Avenue and Indiana Street. Contact Al Vigil, chairman, 303-985-3724 or, or Nellie Ford, registrar, 303-368-1282 LOOKING AHEAD/OCT. 18 TO NOV. 17 Your Week continues on Page 20

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existing, multiple databases. But that doesn’t make any sense, said District 2 board director Laura Boggs, who has long-been a critic Continued from Page 1 of inBloom’s involvement in Jeffco’s dashboard. She said one of the only collect pertinent academic main selling points of the inBloominformation that is already being backed dashboard is that teachers gathered through multiple existing will be able to condense data into databases, such as grades, enroll- one system. ment information and student de“Now, you’re a teacher in an optmographics. But those assurances out environment,” Boggs said. “And have done little to settle concerns you can have 25 students in the syson the parts of parents and other tem and five are not. So do you still inBloom detractors who remain have to go to seven other district highly skeptical of its implementa- systems? tion. ‘I don’t understand it. I think it’s Stevenson had said in previous great that the district is leaning tointerviews that allowing parents ward listening to parents, but the to opt out of the dashboard would practicality of the (opt-out) offer compromise its data. But she told doesn’t allow the advantages of the Colorado Community Media af- system.” ter the decision last week that she Boggs now wonders if the dashis not concerned about droves of board is “worth the investment.” parents opting out, because she “The challenging conversation believes most of them will see the for community will be, should we value in the dashboard, as they continue down LoudCloud and incontinue to learn more about its Bloom path?” Boggs said. benefits. But Board president Lesley “We’re going to make sure that Dahlkemper, who supports the people have all the information opt-out decision, wonders if it’s they need before making decision,” premature to be having that type she said. “We’re really trying to of conservation. She reminded make a win-win.” board members at a Sept. 19 meetAngela Spears plans to relinquish her Stevenson said the district2. “is ingtothat thisonisanaexped“pilot project” and parental rights the child ited pursuant to C.R.S. § 19-5not going to create two systems”103.5, forbasis, that there will be plenty of time to in the Jefferson County District Court, State of Colorado, Adoption students who are a part of the dashhave thesewhere discussions before the Options has an office, in order to make the board and for those who decide toavailable system is ever implemented. child for adoption. opt out. Instead, parents whoPlacing de- a child “What we tend to do is get ahead for adoption requires termination birth mother and alleged cide to pull their children out of ofoftheourselves rather than unpacking birth father(s) parent-child legal relationthe database “will have the same this and havingrights more conversaships. Termination of parental means that, pursuant to a court order, all services as we have today,” through tion,” she said. rights powers, privileges, immunities, du-

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TheaTer show The Edge Theatre presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Oct. 18 to Nov. 17 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets available at 303-232-0363 or www. Parking is free. Looking ahead/ocT. 25 shakespeare books Lakewood Cultural Center presents Reduced Shakespeare Company’s “All the Great Books [abridged]” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets available at, 303987-7845 or the Box Office. More information is at Looking ahead/ocT. 27 Trick-or-TreaT Train It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26-27 at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. The train departs every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 303-279-4591 or visit Looking ahead/ocT. 27 pianisT concerT Lakewood Cultural Center

presents 2013 Van Cliburn Silver Medal winner Beatrice Rana at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available at, 303-987-7845 or the box office.

recurring evenTs concordia LuTheran Church Choir is

starting its fall choir program and is looking to

add new voices. The choir is a great cross section of the community and welcomes newcomers who have a desire to praise God with their voice. This year Concordia Lutheran will be directed by Dr. Frank Eychaner of Colorado Christian University. The choir meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The choir assists in Concordia’s traditional worship service three out of four Sundays per month.  The church is at 13371 W. Alameda Parkway in Lakewood (the church nestled close to Green Mountain). If you have a desire to sing and are interested in joining, please contact Joan at or 303-989-5260.

FaLL cLasses Registration for fall classes with Colorado ACTS is now open. Visit for details. Classes available after school and in the evenings. Among the offerings are Loose Lips Sink Ships (ages 12-18), The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring (8-12), Creative Drama: Disney Fairytales (4-8). Homeschool classes include Our Town (ages 12-18), Patriot Dreams (812), Creative Drama (4-8), Imaginative Puppeteering (8-12). Community classes include Outreach Performance Class (ages 12 to adult), Improvisation Class & Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (12 to adult), Aspects of Theater Class (10-20). speLLbinders Training Jeffco Spellbinders are volunteers who go in to local schools to tell stories to grade school children. Jeffco Spellbinders is conducting a new training for anyone interested in the art of storytelling. Visit For information, or to register, Linda Boettcher, 303-984-2225 or dog Trainer Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue,

using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at mishamayfoundation@gmail. com. Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information.

arvada running Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or crosscountry program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact arvadarunningclub@ or women’s neTworking group in Arvada has openings for women in business who can commit to a weekly Wednesday morning meeting. One member per business category. Contact Info@ or call 303-438-6783. open mic Living Water Unity Spiritual Community presents open mic night – celebrate your teen self from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays 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. Open to all students in sixth to 12th grades. Email bellbottoms809@ Public Notice

ties and obligations existing between a parent and a child are permanently severed, except for inheritance rights, which will be severed at the time of the final decree of adoption. Upon termination of parental rights, a parent shall: (a) no longer have the right to custody of, or parenting time with the child; (b) no longer have the right to any information concerning the whereabouts, activities, health, or well-being of the child; and (c) have no say in any further decisions concerning said child. 3. A birth parent of a child has the right to contest the termination of parental rights.

Misc. Private Legals Public Notice Adoption Options 7625 W. 5th Ave. #204N Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 695-1601 NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED EXPEDITED RELINQUISHMENT OF THE PARENT - CHILD LEGAL RELATIONSHIP TO: Aiden Last Name Unknown, Respondent YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, PURSUANT TO C.R.S. § 19-5-103.7, AS FOLLOWS: 1. You have been identified by Angela Spears as the possible birth father(s) of her child, Damien Tye Spears, born August 25, 2013 in Colorado. 2. Angela Spears plans to relinquish her parental rights to the child on an expedited basis, pursuant to C.R.S. § 19-5103.5, in the Jefferson County District Court, State of Colorado, where Adoption Options has an office, in order to make the child available for adoption. Placing a child for adoption requires termination of the birth mother and alleged birth father(s) parent-child legal relationships. Termination of parental rights means that, pursuant to a court order, all rights powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations existing between a parent and a child are permanently severed, except for inheritance rights, which will be severed at the time of the final decree of adoption. Upon termination of parental rights, a parent shall: (a) no longer have the right to custody of, or parenting time with the child; (b) no longer have the right to any information concerning the whereabouts, activities, health, or well-being of the child; and (c) have no say in any further decisions concerning said child. 3. A birth parent of a child has the right to contest the termination of parental rights. 4. Failure to declare intent to contest the termination of parental rights may likely result in a termination of parental rights to the child. In order to contest the termination of the parent-child legal relationship, YOU MUST: Request and then return a “Reply Form to Notice of Anticipated Expedited Relinquishment” to Adoption Options at the above addresses by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, no later than twenty-one (21) days after the date of this notice or before the birth mother’s relinquishment petition is filed with the court, whichever occurs later. The date of notice shall be considered the date of the first day of publication the newspaper. PublicinNotice OR Request and return a “Reply ADVERTISEMENT FORForm BIDSto Notice of Anticipated Expedited Relinquishment” in person at Adoption Options, at Sealed bidsindicated for the construction of City the address above, no later than of Arvada, Project No. 13-ST-18, twenty-one (21) days after the dateCDOT of this noticeRoutes or before the birth mother’s relinSafe to School Project No. SAR quishment Sub petition is filed19097, with the court, M040-024, Account entitled, whicheverStreet occurs later. The date ofto notice Garrison Trail, Ralston Road W. shall be considered the date of the first 57th Ave., will be received at the office You of day of publication in the newspaper. the Citybring Engineer until 9:00 am onwith Octoshould photo identification you ber 4th, 2013 and then publicly opened for in-person submission. and read aloud. YOU MUST ALSO: File BID a claim of paternityconsisting pursuant of to ArtThe DOCUMENTS, icle 4 of Title 19, Colorado Revised Statutes and notify Adoption Options pursuant to C.R.S. § 19-5-105.5. This claim of paternity must be filed no later than twenty-one (21) days after the date of this notice or before the birth mother’s relin-

4. Failure to declare intent to contest the termination of parental rights may likely result in a termination of parental rights to the child. In order to contest the termination of the parent-child legal relationship, YOU MUST:

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Request and then return a “Reply Form to Notice of Anticipated Expedited Relinquishment” to Adoption Options at the above addresses by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, no later than twenty-one (21) days after the date of this notice or before the birth mother’s relinquishment petition is filed with the court, whichever occurs later. The date of notice shall be considered the date of the first day of publication in the newspaper. OR Request and return a “Reply Form to Notice of Anticipated Expedited Relinquishment” in person at Adoption Options, at the address indicated above, no later than twenty-one (21) days after the date of this notice or before the birth mother’s relinquishment petition is filed with the court, whichever occurs later. The date of notice shall be considered the date of the first day of publication in the newspaper. You should bring photo identification with you for in-person submission. YOU MUST ALSO: File a claim of paternity pursuant to Article 4 of Title 19, Colorado Revised Statutes and notify Adoption Options pursuant to C.R.S. § 19-5-105.5. This claim of paternity must be filed no later than twenty-one (21) days after the date of this notice or before the birth mother’s relinquishment petition is filed with the court, whichever occurs later. The date of notice shall be considered the date of the first day of publication in the newspaper. 5. You may also waive your right to contest the termination of parental rights and doing so will likely result in a termination of any parental rights you may have to the child. If you do not believe that you are the father of this child, please check the appropriate box on the reply form. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED THAT IF YOU FAIL TO PROPERLY REPLY TO THIS NOTICE IN A MANNER DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU ALSO WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO ANY FURTHER NOTICE RELATED TO THE ANTICIPATED EXPEDITED RELINQUISHMENT PROCEEDINGS AND YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS, IF ANY, WILL LIKELY BE TERMINATED BY THE COURT. Thank you for your cooperation. Jeni Lucero Birthparent Counselor Adoption Options Legal Notice No.: 21096 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: The Golden Transcript and Wheat Ridge Transcript

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Government Legals Public Notice NOTICE CONCERNING 2013 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND PROPOSED 2014 BUDGET OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BOYD PONDS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 CITY OF ARVADA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested parties that the necessity has arisen to amend the Boyd Ponds Metropolitan District No. 2 2013 Budget and that a proposed 2014 Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Boyd Ponds Metropolitan District No. 2; and that copies of the proposed Amended 2013 Budget and 2014 Budget have been filed in the office of the District’s accountant, Simmons and Wheeler, 8005 S. Chester Street, Suite 150, Centennial, CO 80112, where same is open for public inspection; and that adoption of Resolutions Amending the 2013 Budget and Adopting the 2014 Budget will be considered at a special meeting to be held at the offices of Century Communities, 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 650, Greenwood Village, Colorado, on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Any elector within the District may, at any time prior to the final adoption of the Resolutions to Amend the 2013 Budget and Adopt the 2014 Budget, inspect the amendment and budget and file or register any objections thereto. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this notice is given and duly posted pursuant to statute. BOYD PONDS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 By: /s/ Mary Jo Dougherty McGeady Sisneros, P.C. Attorney for the District Legal Notice No.: 80275 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and The Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED 2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires local jurisdictions receiving certain grant funds to prepare a Consolidated Strategy and Plan Submission for Housing and Community Development Programs (Consolidated Plan). The City of Arvada prepared a Consolidated Plan for the period of 2010 through 2014. An Annual Action Plan must be submitted for each year during that term and the City is providing for and encouraging citizen participation in the at preparation of the 2014 Action No cost bid documents mayAnnual be obtained Plan. at on The proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan or after September 18,use 2013. Bidestimated docuoutlines the proposed of an ments may also be obtained at theDevelopoffice $400,000.00 in 2014 Community of the Block City Engineer upon payment of rement Grant Funds for housing habilitation, neighborhood revitalization, $30.00 per set, which is non-refundable. and public services. The City invites all citizens, ESTIMATED QUANTITIES OF THEpublic agencies, and other interested parties MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK ARE: to review the proposed 2014 Annual AcTypePlan 2 Curb and Gutter: 268 review LF tion and use of funds, past Hot Bituminous Patchingand (Asphalt): program performance provide comments. The public comment period on the 163 Tons proposed Annual Action Pedestrian2014 Railing (Steel): 202Plan LF is from September 2013 through Block Facing26, (Retaining Walls):October 1300 SF26, 2013. Comments can be mailed to the address below. A copy of the proposed draft 2014 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment at the: Community Development Department

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED 2014 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires local jurisdictions receiving certain grant funds to prepare a Consolidated Strategy and Plan Submission for Housing and Community Development Programs (Consolidated Plan). The City of Arvada prepared a Consolidated Plan for the period of 2010 through 2014. An Annual Action Plan must be submitted for each year during that term and the City is providing for and encouraging citizen participation in the preparation of the 2014 Annual Action Plan. The proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan outlines the proposed use of an estimated $400,000.00 in 2014 Community Development Block Grant Funds for housing rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, and public services. The City invites all citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties to review the proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan and use of funds, review past program performance and provide comments. The public comment period on the proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan is from September 26, 2013 through October 26, 2013. Comments can be mailed to the address below. A copy of the proposed draft 2014 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment at the: Community Development Department Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Division Annex Building 8001 Ralston Road Arvada, Colorado 80002 Between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., weekdays. A Public Hearing will be held to allow public comment on the proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan and on related requests for funds from the Human Services Funding Pool. THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD: At 6:30 P.M., November 18, 2013 in Council Chambers, Arvada Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, Colorado. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Cherrie Maltos at 720-898-7496, between 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., weekdays.

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Legal Notice No.: 80276 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OF CIELO, INC. D/B/A CIELO KITCHEN AND BAR 5175 WEST 68TH AVENUE Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License from Cielo, Inc., d/b/a Cielo Kitchen and Bar, 5175 West 68th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado, whose Officer 6” is:Thick: Pablo 550 Sarabia Concrete Sidewalk SY Martinez, 285 South Monoco Bidders, subcontractors andParkway, suppliersDenver, CO 80004. The license would allow must be familiar with the current City of sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor Arvada Code of Standards by the Engineering drink for consumption on the and Specifications for the68th Design and Arpremises at 5175 West Avenue, Construction of Public Improvements, vada, Colorado. Said willwhich be heard datedapplication July 19, 2011, will beand considered bywith thethe City Arvada Liquor Licombined BidofDocuments to form censing Authority at a meeting be held the Contract Documents for the to Project. in the Arvada Municipal Complex A copy ofChambers, the Standards may be obtained Council 8101 Ralston Road from the p.m. officeon of the City Engineer upon10, at 5:30 Thursday, October a non-refundable payment of submitted $30.00. on 2013. The application was August 1, Holders will2013. be notified when supplemenForrevisions further information tal and additionscall are available Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, are as they are adopted. The Standards at 720-898-7546. Dated this 26th day of September, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Project Special Provisions, Standard Special Provisions, Addenda when issued, Bid Bond, Bid Proposal, Bid Schedule, and the Project Drawings 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

Legal Notice No.: 80277

Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW HOTEL AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSE OF CIELO, INC. D/B/A CIELO KITCHEN AND BAR 5175 WEST 68TH AVENUE Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License from Cielo, Inc., d/b/a Cielo Kitchen and Bar, 5175 West 68th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado, whose Officer is: Pablo Sarabia Martinez, 285 South Monoco Parkway, Denver, CO 80004. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 5175 West 68th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The application was submitted on August 1, 2013. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 26th day of September, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Legal Notice No.: 80277 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW TAVERN LIQUOR LICENSE OF MILE HIGH BILLIARDS, LLC D/B/A MILE HIGH BILLIARDS 11651 W 64TH AVENUE, #B3 Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Tavern Liquor License from Mile High Billiards, LLC d/b/a Mile High Billiards, 11651 West 64th Avenue, #B3, Arvada, Colorado, whose Officer is: Managing Members are: Warner Kinsbury, Inc., and Warner Kinsbury, 1863 Peregrine Lane, Silverthorne, CO. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 11651 West 64th Avenue, #B3, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The application was submitted on August 23, 2013. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 26th day of September, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO also available at no cost on the City’s Legalsite Notice No.: 80278 web at Holders are First Publication: September 26,their 2013City responsible for keeping current Last Publication: September 26, 2013 of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and and Specifications. the Arvada Press Bidders (prime contractors) shall be on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s pre-qualified contractor list. The CDOT Form 347, Certification of EEO Compliance, is no longer required to be submitted in the bid package. This form certified that the contractor/proposed subcontractors were in compliance with the Joint Reporting Committee EEO-1 form

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR A NEW TAVERN LIQUOR LICENSE OF MILE HIGH BILLIARDS, LLC D/B/A MILE HIGH BILLIARDS 11651 W 64TH AVENUE, #B3 Notice is hereby given that an application has been presented to the City of Arvada Local Liquor Licensing Authority for a Tavern Liquor License from Mile High Billiards, LLC d/b/a Mile High Billiards, 11651 West 64th Avenue, #B3, Arvada, Colorado, whose Officer is: Managing Members are: Warner Kinsbury, Inc., and Warner Kinsbury, 1863 Peregrine Lane, Silverthorne, CO. The license would allow sales of malt, vinous and spirituous liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises at 11651 West 64th Avenue, #B3, Arvada, Colorado. Said application will be heard and considered by the City of Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority at a meeting to be held in the Arvada Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 8101 Ralston Road at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013. The application was submitted on August 23, 2013. For further information call Kristen Rush, Deputy City Clerk, at 720-898-7546. Dated this 26th day of September, 2013. /s/ Kristen R. Rush, Deputy City Clerk CITY OF ARVADA, COLORADO

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Legal Notice No.: 80278 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following variances from the Land Development Code (LDC) have been requested: 2013-VAR-21: First Choice Emergency Room, 9505 Ralston Road, requests three (3) sign variances: 1: To install one additional wall sign on the north, south and east elevations, resulting in two (2) signs on each of the specified elevations when the LDC allows only one per elevation. 2: To install a directional sign (“Ambulance”) on a canopy on the east side of the building at a height of 14 feet when the LDC allows a maximum height of 6 feet. 3: To install a directional sign (“Patient Drop-Off”) on a canopy on the east side of the building with an area of 8.4 square feet when the LDC allows a maximum area of 5 square feet, and requests the sign to be at a height of 14 feet when the LDC allows a maximum height of 6 feet. Hearing thereon will be held before the Board of Adjustment on October 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, when and where you may speak at the hearing. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Department or written comments may be filed therewith no later than 8 days prior to the hearing. CITY OF ARVADA BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT /s/ T.O. Owens, Secretary Legal Notice No.: 80279 First Publication: September 26, 2013 Last Publication: September 26, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press

requirements. The EEO-1 Report must still be submitted to the Joint Reporting Committee if the contractors and subcontractors meet the eligibility requirements (29CFR 1602.7); we will, however, no longer require certification. For additional information regarding these federal requirements, please refer to: http://www. eeoc.og/stats/jobpat/e1instruct.html. Legal Notice No.: 80270 First Publication: September 19, 2013 Last Publication: October 3, 2013 Publisher: Wheat Ridge Transcript and the Arvada Press


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Ralston Valley’s Rylie Strong was almost unhittable against Lakewood. Photos by Danny Williams

Mustangs nearly capture no-hitter Tigers aim to get hot down the stretch By Daniel Williams ARVADA - To call Ralston Valley’s pitching effort against the Lakewood Tigers strong would not only be appropriate, it would be factual. The Mustangs nearly no-hit Lakewood behind an unbreakable pitching performance by sophomore Rylie Strong in a 13-0 shutout victory Wednesday at Ralston Valley High School. But after having no success against the arm of Strong for five innings and on the verge of being on the wrong side of history, the Tigers finally broke up the no-no when senior Natalie Stevens singled to center field. “I thought we might have a no-hitter out here today, but it’s not about that and more about the win,” Ralston Valley coach Wendy Davies said. “We played well today.” While the no-hitter was lost, the Mustangs were cer-

Lakewood pitching took a bit of a beating, giving up 15 hits to Ralston Valley.

Pomona perseveres in five-set win Thrilling match could have gone either way By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Home court advantage might have played the deciding factor in a dramatic five-set 5A division victory by Pomona volleyball over Bear Creek Thursday at Pomona High School, Sept. 19. The Panthers were able to outlast the Bears (25-22, 21-25, 13-25, 26-24, 15-5). “This was an important win for us, they are all important from this point on now that we are in the middle of league play,” Pomona coach Leilani Luke said. After getting pushed to the brink,

down two sets to one, Pomona finally caught fire in the third set winning 15-5 with the help of solid defense led by sophomore’s Julia Baskin and Syd McCoy. But Pomona was close to not getting a chance to play a fifth set for the win. Up 9-3 in the fourth set, Pomona let Bear Creek back into contention with multiple errors allowing the Bears to nearly steal the set behind solid all around play by senior Courtney O’Gane. O’Gane and fellow senior Marie Molher were nearly able to push Bear Creek to a four-set win, but they couldn’t seal Volleyball continues on Page 23

Pomona celebrates a hard fought five set victory over Bear Creek. Photo by Danny Williams

tainly not disappointed. But why would they be, combining for 13 runs on 15 hits, including senior Katie Lamirato’s huge stat-line that included three RBIs and four runs scored. “Some of us on this team have been playing together since we were eight years old, so we feel like we have a lot to prove in each game of our senior years,” Lamirato said. But while the scoreboard said the Tigers were blown out they remain extremely positive about the loss. Lakewood coach Jennifer Coulson acknowledged Ralston Valley might be the best team in 5A Jeffco, but she also thinks her team is close to breaking out. “Our league is stacked. There are so many good teams in our league which means we have to turn into one of those teams ourselves,” Coulson said. “We think we are close to breaking out and going on a run of our own.” Coulson may be onto something because three days later Lakewood got its first league win, 4-3 at Standley Lake on Saturday. The Tigers (3-10, 1-3) will host Bear Creek Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The Mustangs (10-3, 4-0) are coming off seven straight victories and will play at Arvada West Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

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Wheat Ridge offense lines up in the victory formation on the game’s final play in their homecoming win. Photos by Danny Williams

Wheat Ridge stuns struggling Golden Farmers win big in front of their homecoming crowd By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD - Two very proud Jeffco football teams both with rich traditions and histories are trending in two different directions. Wheat Ridge football dominated Golden 42-0 Thursday at Jeffco Stadium in a game only competitive for the first quarter. With the homecoming win, the Farmers (3-1) firmly cement themselves again as one of the top teams in all of 4A. “This was a good win for our guys, everyone got to chip in tonight. We started off a little slower than I would have liked, but I am happy with our effort tonight,” Wheat Ridge coach Reid Kahl said. With the loss the Demons (0-4) continue to struggle, suffering their second consecutive shutout. “Tough loss for us. We aren’t improving the way I would have hoped but it’s not for lack of effort. We will get back to work and try and get better,” Golden coach Jason Neely said. But the Farmers didn’t make it easy on the Demons either. Junior running back Jordan Jones was a force the entire game rushing for a pair of touchdown from seven and three yards out. In addition, freshman Ryen Kahl, son of the Wheat Ridge head coach, looked good in his debut. The Farmers decided to make a change at quarterback and even though coach Kahl might take a little heat because Ryen is ‘the coach’s son,’” Ryen certainly did not disappoint. On two different occasions the younger Kahl looked like an old veteran hooking up with junior Dakota Koenecke for a 23-yard touchdown. Later, Kahl threw a 59-yard touchdown that senior Averee Mason took to the house.


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Golden quarterback Brandon Gardner takes the snap from the shotgun. “I know he is ‘the coach’s kid’ but people also know that all I care about is winning games,” Kahl said. “We will get back to work next week and continue to improve.” Golden has also been shuffling the deck moving players in and out at multiple positions. After taking over a 1-9 team from last season Neely has his work cut out for him. But he also has one of the youngest teams in Jeffco, and he is giving many of those underclassmen opportunities now so that they will be ready to compete with the Wheat Ridge’s of the world in the near future. “We are very young. I tell our guys that we may be struggling right now but if we continue to work there is no reason why we cannot be as good as Wheat Ridge. Golden will host Littleton for its homecoming game Friday at the Colorado School of Mines field at 7 p.m. The Farmers will play Montbello Friday at 7 p.m. at All City Stadium.

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Prep sports Scoreboard ARVADA WEST HIGH SCHOOL

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Arvada West 5, Dakota Ridge 2 The Wildcats defeated Dakota Ridge 5-2, Sept. 19 at home. Jack Troetschel and Rady Waters beat Tommy Walker and Stephen Arnautovic in No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-3. Troetschel was the Player of the Match.


Ralston Valley 11, Lakewood 0 The Mustangs shut out Lakewood 13-0 Sept. 18 at home. Sophomore Hannah Peterson went 2-for-3 with three RBI. She also got a double and triple in the game.

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Pomona 3, Bear Creek 2 Pomona beat Bear Creek in five sets Sept. 19 at home. Pomona made a comeback after being down 2-0. Sophomore Abby Eckhardt had 10 kills. Marissa Shjandemaar had four aces.



Boys Tennis

Cross Country

THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. - Ralston Valley vs. Arvada West

Viking Invite Ralston Valley girls won first place at the Viking Invite Sept. 16. The boys placed eighth. Sarah Bevington came in second place for Ralston Valley while Nicole Hahn placed sixth. Sam Bedinger placed 12th and Morgan Nishida

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the deal and lost the fourth, 24-26. And despite brilliant play at times by Lakewood sophomore Kendall Stillwell, Pomona, with the help of its home crowd, went on to eventually win the match. “That was our opportunity. We could have gone home with a win if we could have got it done in the fourth set,” Bear Creek coach David Youngblood said. Pomona would take the momentum from an emotional fourth set and use it to finish off the Bears in style as junior Marissa

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THURSDAY 4:30 p.m. - Ralston Valley @ Arvada West FRIDAY 4:30 p.m. - Ralston Valley @ Standley Lake

Volleyball FRIDAY 6:30 p.m. - Pomona @ Columbine TUESDAY 6:30 p.m. - Pomona @ Arvada West Shjandemaar dictated the action routinely setting her teammates up. Shjandemaar was tabbed as the player of the match by coach Luke for “commanding control of the court with her great decision making and allowing her teammates to be creative and effective with their attacks.” The Panthers will try and continue to build off their fast start to the season winning five of their first six matches. Pomona (6-3, 1-0) will play at Columbine Friday, 6:30 p.m. Bear Creek (4-5, 0-1), who has shown flashes of being one of the better teams in the league will need to try and find some consistency moving forward. The Bears will host Arvada West Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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