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October 25, 2012 A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 8, Issue 22

New police substations funded New positions among funded projects for budget By Sara Van Cleve

Arvada artist Cheryl St. John poses with a painting of a western view from her home Oct. 16. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Painting goes national Artist’s work chosen for display in U.S. Capitol with People’s Tree By Sara Van Cleve


or the first time in 12 years, the Capitol Christmas Tree displayed in Washington, D.C., will come from Colorado. The tree, which is coming from the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest near Meeker, isn’t the only piece traveling across the nation to represent Colorado’s natural beauty though. A painting by Arvada resident Cheryl St. John won the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree National Art Competition and will be displayed with the tree, often called the “People’s Tree.” The painting is a 16-inch-by-20-inch piece titled “Awaiting Spring.” “It’s the best thing to happen to me,” St. John said. “I’ve won a lot of awards, but this one means a lot to me.” St. John has won dozens of awards, is featured in several galleries and has been published in art magazines since she turned her lifelong hobby of painting into a career in 1996. “Awaiting Spring” features a snowy Colorado landscape St. John painted from a smaller on-sight painting she did at Capitol Creek near Aspen in January. “It’s funny, it was near Capitol Creek and now it’s going to the Capitol with the Christmas Tree,” she said. “I love that area. It’s such a beautiful spot. I feel really honored.” The Christmas tree will be cut Nov. 2 and then the tree and St. John’s painting will be taken to Meeker for a community celebration.

“Awaiting Spring,”created by Cheryl St. John of Arvada, won the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree National Art Competition and will tour the U.S. with the White House’s Christmas tree, also from Colorado, before finding its permanent home in a gallery at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Cheryl St. John The tree and the artwork will then go on a 22-city whistle stop tour of the U.S. before Speaker of the House John Boehner accepts both at the Capitol in early December. Boehner will recognize “Awaiting Spring” during the ceremony. Once the tree is lit, St. John’s painting will be on display for one year in the office of the Tim Tidwell, the chief of the Forest Service, before finding its permanent home in Capitol Christmas Tree collection at the Capitol. “That’s the best part of the whole thing,” St. John said about her painting’s permanent display. Being a fourth-generation Colorado native, St. John said it means a lot to her to be able to represent Colorado.

“Part of what is amazing also is having the tree come from Colorado; it’s special to me, being a fourth-generation native,” she said. “To win something like this, being from Colorado, means more. It means a lot to my family.” St. John said she has always loved the outdoors and prefers to paint on location, such as in Aspen or Crested Butte, one of her favorite areas to paint, whether it be in the summer or winter. St. John is hosting a print signing from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Grizzly Creek Framing, 5545 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Large prints, greeting cards and other items featuring “Awaiting Spring” will be on sale during the event and St. John will donate a portion of the proceeds to an environmental charity.

Arvada City Council approved a $230.6 million budget for 2013-14, which includes building two new police substations and creating 2.7 new jobs. The budget was unanimously passed during council’s regular meeting on Monday. Part of the approved budget included appropriation of $18,766,500 for the capital improvement plan, which was increased by $14,908,000 for 2013-14. The CIP will be used to pay for Arvada’s longterm infrastructure needs. CIP projects include creating and revitalizing parks; improving Arvada Center entities such as the kitchen, lighting and safety and security equipment; building an Olde Town parking structure and constructing two new police substations. The substations, which will total $8 million, will be built on the east and west sides of Arvada to better police the city through decentralized policing. “We aren’t just issuing bonds or anything for 14.9 million,” said District Four Councilman Bob Dyer. “This is $14.9 million that has been in reserve and designated; it’s money we have, we’re just using it in ways we haven’t anticipated before.” Finance Director Victoria Runkle echoed Dyer’s statement by saying there is no debt service with the CIP. “The goals with the 2013 budget were to continue to take care of our current operations facilities, build on what we already have and build on our future generations. We believe $230,578,00 meet all those priorities,” Runkle said. Funds were also appropriated to create 2.7 new employee positions. The positions include a parking enforcement position, a mobile technology specialist, a part-time accounting technician for the Arvada Center and a part-time community communications coordinator. The budget also created two new police officer positions that are not funded; the positions will mean there are two new officers going through the academy as others prepare to retire so the police force stays fully staffed. This biannual budget marks the first one where Arvada has used the 10-year model for the budget process, a model proposed by City Manager Mark Deven. “This whole process generated excellent discussion among staff, among the City Council and staff and we’ll continue to review, refine and update our assumptions,” Deven said. “It gives us a great foundation for the future.”

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A modest proposal: The Jessica initiative My wife and I have had several very dark conversations over the past few days. Mostly, they go something like this: “Well, what do they do when you can’t get to school right at the last bell?” “They go and play on the playground with some friends for about 10 minutes until I get there.” “Are there teachers out there?” “No — it’s after school, and they’ve got other duties.” “Well, who watches them?” “Nobody — they’re on a playground for a few minutes.” At which point we spend the next hour trying to figure out how to rearrange our schedules so that our young children don’t ever have a minute out in public where they are not covered by a responsible pair of eyes. I hate this. I hate this feeling, I hate this fear, I hate the constant state of heightened vigilance. And I especially hate that all of this comes at the expense of our children having the opportunity to experience the world without a protection umbrella around them. But that’s what the abduction and murder of Jessica Ridgeway has done to us. Jessica Ridgeway left in the morning for a short walk — a few blocks — that she had negotiated on her own hundreds of times. Somewhere in that short trip she was taken. One adult on the street, one parent seeing their own child to the end of the block, one retiree tending their rose bushes, one young couple jogging around the block could have made all the world of difference. And it’s not that anyone is to blame, except for one evil, twisted man. But we

can do better. I want kids to feel safe walking to school through my neighborhood. I want my kids to feel safe playing on our block with the other kids; I want my kids to know that if something bad starts, they can run to the nearest house and get the help they need; I want all the kids on the block to know that if something bad starts, they can run to my door and get the help they need. And it all starts with a stronger community. Evil of the sort that struck out at Jessica Ridgeway thrives in a vacuum, and all of us spending all our energies on work and carpool and our cyber-communities have left a huge hole where our neighborhoods should be. I’m guilty of it, too — to be honest, I probably spend more time on Facebook every day than I do in my own front yard. Well, that needs to end. I am proposing today a new idea, borrowing from local churches: The Jessica Initiative. It’s really a fairly simple thing. First, meet everybody on your block and within a stone’s throw of your house. Have a block party or a barbecue. Initiate some event to get to know everybody. Make sure to introduce the kids. In fact, we have this wonderful holiday coming up that’s great fun for

the kids, and a real opportunity — how about a Halloween party or community potluck? Something. Build the ties that bind a neighborhood together so we all have a stock in the safety of each other. Step Two: Learn when the local schools let out or have bus drop-off on your block, and then make a concerted effort to be out in front of your house for 15 minutes. Walk the dog, water the flowers. That’s all. Don’t you think our kids would be better off walking a path that is lined with friends and protectors? And it’s just 15 minutes out of your day. Step Three: establish who has necessary skills on the block. Who’s a nurse or doctor or E.M.T.?

Is there a law enforcement or military presence in the neighborhood? If the kids need help, where should they run to first for what kind of help? And give everybody on the block the purple ribbons that some schools have started distributing. Let the world know that you’re watching. That’s it. No federal program, no mountain of paperwork. Just neighbors rediscovering the art of neighboring. For our kids’ sake. 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.

SO MUCH INSIDE THE PRESS THIS WEEK Remembering Jessica: Faith Bible, public celebrate life of 10-year-old girl. Page 7 Happy anniversary: City manager celebrates first year. Page 4

Inside: Special section “Women to Watch” celebrates women of Jefferson County. See pullout

Home life: Time of the year for Fall Fix-up pages. Pages 11-12

Life: Story and spectacle combine in Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam.” Page 10

Sports: Arvada West and Ralston Valley end season eliminated at state. Page 20

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Choosing a commissioner Jeffco commission candidates meet for last forum By Glenn Wallace It was the last face-to-face match between the two candidates for the 2nd district seat of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, establishing their policy differences on audits, the beltway and the budget. Appointed incumbent John Odom and challenger Casey Tighe spoke before the Arvada Chamber of Commerce’s Friday morning candidate forum. Incumbent Republican Faye Griffin from District 1, who is running unopposed this election, also attended the forum and gave a short speech. Democratic Tighe spoke first. The retired CDOT audit director laid out his resume, which includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, and a law degree from Creighton University in Nebraska. From 2007 to 2011 Tighe served as the chair of the Jeffco Audit Committee. “Unfortunately, last year the audit committee was dissolved by the current board of county supervisors. I think that was a mistake, and I want to bring the committee back,” Tighe said. Odom, a Republican, touted the current BCC for “keeping our fiscal house in order,” pointing to the county’s strong credit rating, and clean audit reports. He was appointed to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in 2011 when Commissioner Kevin McCaskey stepped down. The small business owner has a bachelor’s degree in Chinese from Metro State, and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. “It’s been an interesting almost two years, and I look forward to continuing in that role,” Odom said. The biggest policy difference between the candi-

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dates was revealed by the forum’s first question, asking if they supported the Jefferson Parkway project. “I am unabashedly in favor of finishing not just the Jeffco parkway, but the entire beltway,” Odom said, adding that though part of the project is tied up on a lawsuit, he expected progress to be made on the issue before the end of the year. Tighe said he agreed with the need for the beltway, but was critical of how the current BCC had handled it, particularly in supporting a piece of legislation, the Beltway Economic Enhancement Project. “The problem with that law was it was taking away local decision-making, creating another level of bureaucracy in an effort to complete the beltway,” Tighe said. He said the county should work to bring opposition communities like Golden and Superior back to the negotiation table. Both candidates were asked if they would support modifying or abolishing Jeffco’s Business Personal Property Tax. Tighe said he would like to, perhaps by using audit practices to find additional savings in county operations that could be used to offset the lost revenue.

Jefferson County District 2 candidate Casey Tighe, left, and appointed incumbent John Odom, right, spoke Friday at a candidate forum held by the Arvada Chamber. Photo by Photo by Glenn Wallace

Odom said he would favor lowering the tax, and would be happy to use a new state law that would allow the BCC to offer business tax waivers to help attract and keep businesses in the county.

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City manager celebrates first year Deven says move to Arvada was everything he hoped for and more By Sara Van Cleve

s va n c l e ve @ o u rc o l o ra After 30 years of serving in local governments in California, City Manager Mark Deven came to Arvada and brought those decades of experience with him. Deven, who took over as Arvada city manager Sept. 26, 2011, said the city as an organization has been on his radar professionally for a while because of its national reputation. “Arvada has an excellent reputation nationally as a progressive lo-

cal government and as a community,” Deven said. “When the job opened up I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to apply which, after getting permission from my wife, I was able to do.” Deven and his wife moved to Arvada from Woodland, Calif., near Sacramento. In the last year he has helped improve Arvada’s budgeting model. “There was some fiveyear modeling going on, but I’m a big proponent of long-term financial planning, so the 10-year model is what I proposed and council and the organization were willing to

Arvada City Manager Mark Deven is celebrating his one-year anniversary with the city. Photo by Andy Carpenean accept it and we’ve been able to implement that in the first year,” he said. Deven said he’s a pro-

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effort — the City Council, our city employees, the people in the community — the city manager just doesn’t get stuff done by himself,” he said. “Certainly he or she helps set a course, but the work gets done out in the organization and out in the community; it’s really a team effort.” Deven said one of the best things about coming to work for Arvada is that the city was already in great shape and has been managed well in the past, leaving room only for improvement. “I think Mark has exceeded expectations,” said Mayor Marc Williams. “Certainly there’s a learning curve in finding out who the right contacts are and what the issues are, but he’s accomplished that and has continued the growth of problem solving and brings creative solutions to projects to keep them moving forward.” Deven said his favorite part of the job is working with other members of Arvada staff, Council and the community, including its hundreds of volunteers.

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The Arvada Police Department is hosting several free stranger awareness classes for school-aged children in the coming weeks. The classes will teach children what do if a stranger approaches them or if they are lost and discusses different scenarios to help reinforce the information. Classes are on a firstcome, first-served basis. Classes will be offered from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Sound Body, Sound Mind Fitness, 14615 W. 64th Ave. and from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Several classes will be , offered in November as ewell from 4-5 p.m. Monyday, Nov. 5, at the Arvada tLibrary; 6:30-7:30 p.m. yWednesday, Nov. 7, at the YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St.; afrom 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Arvada Library; and from 3-4 -p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at mthe Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St.

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Police release info on case Abduction attempt, Ridgeway murder linked By Ashley Reimers As the Jessica Ridgeway investigation continues, Westminster police announced Monday they have found a direct link between an attempted abduction and the murder of the 10-year-old Westminster girl. Police did not say whether it was the same person in both unsolved cases. Investigator Trevor Materasso said police are not releasing information at this time specifically as to how the cases are linked. A woman was running around Ketner Lake in Westminster on May 28 when a man grabbed her from behind and tried to put a rag over her mouth. The victim was able to break free and call 911. Police and a K9 unit were unable to locate a suspect. Ridgeway was last seen by her mother around 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 walking down the driveway of her home on West 107th Avenue and Moore Street. Her body was found days later in the Pattridge Park Open Space area in Arvada. “Westminster police and assisting law enforcement agencies have been unable to associate any vehicle in either of these incidents,” Materasso said. “Several metro area law enforcement jurisdictions are working other cases of attempted abductions and various vehicle or suspect descriptions have been provided. In regards to Westminster’s cases, we only have the description of the man who attempted the abduction in May.” The suspect from the attempted abduction at Ketner Lake is described as a light-skinned male, age 18-30, brown hair, medium build with a height around 5-feet7-inches tall. Materasso said police are working with FBI Behavior Analysis Unit to remind people to report any changes in behaviors they have seen from people they know in the community. “We are specifically looking for these behavior changes on Oct. 5, 2012, and days after Jessica’s disappearance and the Memorial Day weekend,” Materasso said. On Oct. 19 police also found a wooden cross during the investigation, and officials consider this discovery as a pivotal piece of evidence that could help them identify and locate Ridgeway’s killer. Police are asking people to look at the photo of the

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Westminster police are asking the public if they have any information on a cross of this kind, or if they know anyone who may wear a cross of this kind. It was found during the investigation of the Jessica Ridgeway’s murder. Photo provided

cross to see if anyone has any information on the cross. The wooden cross is about 1-and-a-half inches tall by 1-inch wide. The cross has a hole drilled through the upper part and appears that it can be or was worn on a necklace. On one side of the cross are three vertical bars etched onto the shorter horizontal section and a zigzag pattern is carved onto the opposite side. The cross appears to be a solid piece of wood and the upper post portion is offset from the lower post below the short horizontal section. “We are looking for someone who may carry or wear this type of cross and may have recently purchased one of these or is known to have any association with one,” Materasso said. “Police believe there may be a connection between the Jessica Ridgeway murder and the attempted abduction at Ketner Lake, and urge the public to specifically look for someone with a cross like this that matches the suspect’s description from Ketner Lake.” Tips can be given to the Westminster Police Department tip center by calling 303-658-4336 or by sending an email to

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Community remembers Jessica Faith Bible holds celebration of life By Ashley Reimers Jessica Ridgeway is remembered by her family as the light of the room, always smiling and bringing smiles to others. She had a love for animals, music and dancing and her silly personality always kept her friends and family on their toes. The 10-year-old girl’s life was taken too soon after she was abducted on Oct. 5 and killed. Her family, friends and hundreds of people from the community came together on Oct. 16 to celebrate her life at Faith Bible Church in Arvada. Stories were shared and tears were shed. “Above all, Jessica loved people and she loved animals. Her family describes her as the most joyful part of the room,” said Pastor Rick Long, from Grace Church of Arvada, who led the ceremony. “She

‘She was one of the happiest little girls I have ever known.’ Beverly Sternberg, friend loved Disney and cared for everyone around her. She also loved holidays and would always get excited to decorate.” Jessica was born on Jan. 23, 2002. She attended Witt Elementary School in Westminster and she lived with her mom, Sarah Ridgeway. One of her favorite activities was watching her cousins play softball. Every weekend in the summer Jessica would cheer for her cousins and spend time with her friend, Beverly Sternberg. “We would sit together and watch her cousins play softball,” Sternberg said. “She was one of

the happiest little girls I have ever known. She was always doing silly things. It was easy to see how cherished and loved our little baby girl was.” As the search for a suspect continues, hundreds of law enforcement personnel are working around the clock on thousands of leads. During the ceremony, Westminster Police Chief Lee Birk gave his word that the department will not stop until justice is found for Jessica. “As I stand in front of you, I represent hundreds of officers who are working on this case,” he said. “We feel like we knew Jessica, and it feels like we have lost part of our family. I want to leave you all with the assurance that we are working tirelessly and diligently and are committed until we find justice for Jessica.” The ceremony also featured a video montage of photos of Jessica as well as musical performances from loved ones. People in the audience wore her favorite color, purple, to remind the community to never forget Jessica.

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Support 3A, 3B for Jeffco schools Jeffco Public Schools planned for the economic downturn experienced the past few years. We watched as the district spent down the rainy day funds. We watched as it worked to preserve the experience in the classroom. Tough decisions were made — teachers were laid off, class sizes experienced some increases and a few school days were cut from the calendar in the balance among other impacts. Without passage of Ballot Question 3A, the district expects to lay off about 600 more employees, mostly teachers and other staff members, such as librarians. The district reports a typical elementary school will lose two teachers and increase class size from about 27 to 31 students. The average middle school will also lose about two teachers. Most high schools will lose 7-8 teachers depending on the size of the high school. Voters approved a $38.5 million mill levy increase and a $324 million bond issue in 2004, but said no to another request in 2008 for a $32 million mill levy increase and a $350 million bond. The continued belt tightening has been a good exercise to make the most out of taxpayers’ funds, but at this time we believe it makes sense to give the district a boost, especially in light of the state dollars per student dropping from $7,070 in 2009-10 to $6,309 in 201213, $761 per student. The mill levy increase known as Ballot Question 3A will bring in $39 million to the district each year. The funds are earmarked for the district’s day-today operations, education programs, maintenance, salaries and supplies, and will bring back two days of school. The cost of the ballot questions to homeowners is about $14.76 per year per $100,000 of assessed home value by the county. The $99 million bond package, known as 3B, will support projects, such as buildings, repairs and renovations. We have observed the district as it prioritized and re-prioritized projects the past few years. Decisions about closing under utilized schools — which is always emotional for the affected neighborhoods — and repairing and renovation where the most good can be achieved has been impressive and forthright. So we also support 3B to maintain Jeffco Schools infrastructure, keeping it sound, functional and comfortable for students. We don’t like raising taxes, especially in this continuing uncertain climate, but we urge voters to approve these two measures — 3A and 3B — for the good of the community toward education of our students. We trust an infusion of funds will not only shape up the classroom experience in terms of teachers, class sizes and supporting structure, but we want to see it bring back the innovative tone and pride of excellence that has diminished somewhat as budgets were tightened the past few years. With a downturn in state funding, the challenge to make every dollar go far remains urgent, lets reward the district for its work the past few years, keep more teachers in the classroom and pass ballot questions 3A and 3B.


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To honor and protect Oct. 11 this year was the first “International Day of the Girl.” Two days before that, 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head in an assassination attempt by the Taliban. And four days before that, 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was abducted from her Westminster neighborhood, to be found murdered a week later. Malala — who has inspired people around the world with her public stand against the Taliban’s ban on education for girls — is recovering in a hospital in Britain. Jessica — who united a community in its search for her, and united a nation in its support of her family — did not survive. What happened to Malala and Jessica is in stark contrast to the ideals of the International Day of the Girl, adopted by the United Nations to recognize girls’ rights and to create awareness of the unique challenges girls face around the world. Other organizations, in celebrating the International Day of the Girl, have said that, “When girls

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have the opportunity to be educated … society as a whole benefits.” And both Malala and Jessica loved school. One, Jessica, was on her way to school when she disappeared. The other, Malala, was on her way home from school when she was shot by assassins sent from the Pakistani Taliban. Unfortunately, it is our horror and disbelief that connect the 10-year-old from a quiet and nurturing Denver suburb with the 14-year-old from a village in northwestern Pakistan. Both beloved by their families, both innocents, both children. Both targeted, in part, for their gender. I believe that few of us would disagree that what happened to these girls is a travesty — a travesty against their youth, a travesty against their justice, a travesty against their right to exist. And I believe that these two violent acts are violence against us, as well. When the world’s children are attacked, all of us are attacked — attacked to the very foundations of society. Because anywhere girls are supported in reaching their potentials can be a society of secure futures for families and for communities, for nations and, by reasonable extension, the world. For example, as we recognize “Women 2 Watch” in our own communities this week, it’s important to note that they credit mentors — at home, at school, in the workplace — with helping them achieve their goals. These women, then, have become mentors themselves, supporting and encouraging school kids,

teens, and young adults, as well as other women. Others are also taking action, and backing the goals of the International Day of the Girl is a good start. In Colorado, a program called “The Blossom Project” gathered proclamations from around the state to honor girls and hosted events to celebrate Oct. 11. The Blossom Project uses education to inspire high school girls to create visionary change, believing that young women play a critical role in the development of global civil society. However, according to the National Women’s Law Center, 1 in 4 girls in America does not finish high school, and the Population Resource Bureau says that only 30 percent of girls worldwide are ever even enrolled in secondary school. UNESCO — the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization — reports also that, by 2015, females will make up 64 percent of the world’s adult population who cannot read. The ideals of the International Day of the Girl to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm to improve the lives of girls are just that — ideals — without the attention and action of people like you and me. Email me for ways to do this. Malala Yousufzai, when she recovers, may get the chance to continue her education, to reach her potential, to play her role in the development of global civil society. Jessica Ridgeway will not. Doesn’t Jessica deserve our action, in her honor, to make sure that other young girls do? Andrea Doray is a full-time writer who champions literacy and education, and is a board member of Writing for Peace. Doray believes that wherever we are in the world, wherever we are in life, we have an obligation to offer our voices when others have none. Contact her at

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YOUR VIEWS Support Allport Ballots are now arriving in the mail, and I will be camped out at my mailbox, waiting for the chance to vote in particular for Tim Allport as our next House District 27 representative. I am aware of Tim’s commitment to the community and the good work he has done on various boards and committees, and I have no doubt that Tim will be one of the most responsive elected officials we have in this state. The amount of energy he has poured into his campaign is the same amount we will see in the devotion to his work. Also, as a military veteran, I know Tim will support veterans in any way he can. I hope everyone will fill out their ballots and mail them back without delay. There are a lot of good names on that ballot, and Tim Allport is one of them. Please vote for Tim and make your choices among all the other candidates and issues. Dennis Larsen Arvada

Support Kraft-Tharp My children and grandchildren attended Jefferson County Schools. I am a retired teacher. I strongly believe that it is important for the children of Colorado to receive the best education possible. Our future depends upon this. Tracy Kraft-Tharp is a former teacher and social worker who understands how important it is for teachers to provide individual attention to each student. She backs the proeducation budget, supports smaller class size, and believes more focus should be given to science, math, and technology. Colorado’s children need Tracy Kraft-Tharp;

please give her your vote in this election. Connie Dineen Arvada

Vote no on Amendment 64 I am a pretty conservative guy, probably due in part to the fact that I was a police officer for 47 years, with the last 25 years being spent as the chief of police for the Westminster Police Department. I’ve been around, and I certainly paid my dues as a young cop working narcotics and vice, and as an older cop, sitting on the governing boards of the North Metro Drug Task Force and the West Metro Drug Task Force. I vigorously enforced marijuana laws for all 47 years of my public service, and I would do it today if I was still actively employed as a cop. Constitutional Amendment 64 proposes the legalization of growing and possessing marijuana, but it would not impact those who have the legal and appropriate authorization to grow and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Moreover, even if the voters approve Amendment 64, which I sincerely hope they do not, marijuana growing and possession would still be a federal offense. In addition to still being a federal offense, legalization of pot would result in more traffic accidents and fatalities, as well as an increase in crime. Talk to most police officers and they will confirm this observation. Take it to the bank. We do not need more stoned drivers on the road, and we do not need more crime. And we certainly do not need a law that would be in direct conflict with the federal law. What’s next- — homebrew methamphetamine,


cocaine, LSD, PCP or heroin? Where do we draw the line? In my opinion, we need to draw the line right now and vote no on Amendment 64. As Archie Bunker used to say, “This is pure crapola.” Dan Montgomery Westminster Chief of Police (retired)

Support Kraft-Tharp I have been a resident of Arvada for 12 years. For the past two years I have not felt like State House District 29 is being well represented. A large segment of our district believes that our voice is not being heard. We need a change. I support Tracy KraftTharp for state representative because I know she brings a broad range of experience to the position. She will represent every person in the district. Tracy has been a small business owner, a worker helping vulnerable populations and a nonprofit manager. She understands the concerns of small business and cares about improving education. Tracy worked as a middle-school teacher, a counselor at a youth detention center and a social worker who worked with families and at-risk youth. She knows the benefits of a good education and a strong support system. As a manager of a nonprofit, Tracy knows how to manage a million dollar budget and organize and supervise a staff of forty. Our current representative voted to cut the budget for education in this state. As a long time employee in higher educa-

tion admissions, I know that students need strong preparation in our school system so that they can succeed at the college level. Leaving our schools poorly funded at the same time as supporting big gas companies will not strengthen our community or our future. Tracy is a tireless and passionate advocate for the community that she loves. I know that she will be a strong voice for all residents in HD 29 and I give her my full support. I am voting for Tracy Kraft-Tharp and hope you will, too. Joyce Espinosa Arvada


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No to ‘Easy’ Ed What a surprise. The left-leaning Arvada Press, riding the fence in public as a middle-of-the-road publication, has endorsed “Easy” Ed Perlmutter. “Easy” would have you believe that he is one of us old time Jeffco residents, and “our voice.” Unfortunately, a lot of us have been duped. Perlmutter is about as old Jeffco as the Applewood orchards that are long gone. No thank you Big Government Ed. No to a lousy economy that has sent my family business down 70 percent. No to more taxes, no to more government intervention, no to stripping my religious freedom with healthcare mandates, no to the anti-family policies endorsed by Easy Ed and this administration. Rick Phillips Arvada

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Award brings gratitude, tears

Aerial Hoops artists perform during Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam,” which is showing Nov. 7-11 at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield. Photos by Matt Beard

Story, spectacle take off ‘Quidam’ carries story with daring acts By Tammy Kranz


urning out is a real possibility when performers have to bring their A-game to a show night after night, and in a different city each week for months at a time. But when you love what you do, you find ways to cope, said aerialist Mei Bouchard. “You live with the people you work with and you work with the people you live with, so you have to maintain your connection with friends and family at home,” said Bouchard, who is from Orlando. She added it was also important to stay healthy while on the road. Bouchard and the rest of the 52-person ensemble of Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” performs at 1stBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane in Broomfield Nov. 7-11. “You aren’t just entertained, you’re going to be taken into the piece,” said Fabrice Lemire, artistic director. “The story is why the piece is doing so well 16 years lat-

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Cirque du Soleil artists create the Statue, one of the acts in “Quidam.” er. It’s a subject everybody can recognize.” The story centers on Zoe, a little girl whose parents are apathetic and ignore her. In order to escape her boring existence, Zoe slides into an imaginary world. “But at the end she comes back home, because there’s nothing like home,” Lemire said. The story weaves its way through juggling, trapeze, Spanish web, German wheel and rope-skipping acts. What differentiates “Quidam” from other Cirque shows, Lemire said, is that “it’s extremely poetic. You have the wow factor (the acrobats, aerialists) but in the middle you have the support of the storyline.” Bouchard added: “It’s something you don’t see every day. You get brought into another world.” Bouchard has been with the show for a year, and her acts include the Spanish web, rope skipping and the Rabbit. The cast features acrobats, musicians, singers and characters from around the world. “It’s a full-course meal,” Lemire said.

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He said the show was his “baby,” and he couldn’t chose a favorite but the aerial acts had a “wow” factor for him. “Every single aerial act for me I feel is magical and intense,” he said. One of the aerial acts is done in large hoops, another is performed with a silk rope. Another act that Lemire said was quite stunning is the banquine, which is a performance with 15 artists doing acrobats and human pyramids. He said that it takes more than just the large cast on stage to make “Quidam” come alive. “We see the performers in the front, but there’s a support staff — technical staff, coaches — who really do as much as the performers,” he said. “Quidam” has toured in five continents since its premiere in 1996. After its show in Broomfield, the cast will travel to the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland Nov. 14-18. The show will make another Colorado appearance Jan. 9-13 at the World Arena in Colorado Springs. Tickets are available by calling 719520-7469 or 1-866-464-2626 or visiting

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I’m honored to be honored. Sense of Security, a Colorado-based breast cancer charity that helps patients with non-medical expenses, has been a favorite charity of mine since I was diagnosed seven years ago. In my own small way — with a ton of help from my friends — I have raised money for this unsung charity that lost some of its funding last year — a casualty of budget cuts. On Saturday night, being given an award for my efforts during the annual Champagne and Diamonds fundraiser humbled me. The award reads: “With gratitude, Penny Parker. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients.” Yes, I’m a survivor, but there are so many of us in this sorority that we never wanted to join. As I write this, tears are running down my face. It seems that October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — is the one time a year that my journey comes flooding back. I was truly blessed to have such supportive people in my corner during that time — my darling husband, Greg Henry, and my BFF, Devany McNeill, who also accompanied me to the event. I want to thank Rita McCoy, executive director of Sense of Security, Vicki Tosher, founder of the charity, and Regional Emmy Award winning doll face Chris Parente, co-host of FOX-31’s “Everyday,” who emceed. I also want to give a shout-out to the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver, which blew me away with their banquet service of perfectly cooked beef tenderloin (like buttah), crisp asparagus and a potato dish. Amazing. Thanks to all who deemed me worth of such an honor. If you’d like to contribute to such a deserving organization, go to Since its inception in 2000, Sense of Security has provided more than $1.4 million in financial assistance to more than 860 breast cancer patients in Colorado.

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WOW them with Halloween-inspired treats

Part of the fun of Halloween is arriving home after a day of trick-or-treating and having some spooktacular treats to enjoy. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or simply feeding a group of hungry, costumed kids, fun recipes that turn ordinary foods into spooky specialties are essential.

Vampire Apples Cut a piece out of an apple, fill with peanut butter and use slivered almonds for teeth. Totally cute and a tasty, healthy snack all kids will eat! Mummy Wraps Take the “pigs in a blanket” concept to a new level with this clever treat. Simply wrap hot dogs with strips of dough cut from refrigerator biscuits or breadsticks to simulate the look of mummy shrouds. Place them on cookie sheets. Cut small slits for eyes and place peppercorns or black mustard seeds to serve as the eyes. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. To serve upright, place shish kabob skewers in the mummies before baking and then stick the mummies in a piece of craft foam covered in cheesecloth. Cheesy Fingers What’s scarier than dismembered digits on a plate? All it takes is a package of mozzarella string cheese, a knife and some small, thin slices of green and red bell peppers for this gross delicacy. Cut the cheese sticks in half and then use a knife to carve straight indentations to simulate the bends in the skin around the knuckles of the fingers. At the top, carve out a flattened area for the fingernail. Then place very small slices of red or green peppers to serve as the spooky fingernails. Adhere with a dab of cream cheese. Bottomless Bog This eerie bog will make children question what is inside. Make a large bowl of green gelatin dessert and pop in different edible creepy crawlies before allowing the gelatin to set. Gummy worms, grape “eyeballs,” sour fish, pieces of fruit tape, and anything else you can

think of can be added. Kids will scoop out the dessert and discover the frightening things inside.

Skull Potatoes Turn ordinary potatoes into something seemingly more sinister. Halve baking potatoes and carve each half into a skull shape, sort of like the outline of a pear. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through. Frost with sour cream. Use pieces of cheese to mimic decaying teeth. Black olives can be eyes and nose sockets of the skull.

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Roof may need check before winter Get inspection from licensed contractor, association says By Tom Munds Cooler temperatures and early snows mean it’s time to make sure the roof can deal with what winter has to offer. For homeowners concerned about the condition of their roofs, the Colorado Roofing Association has a number of recommendations, including advising that the first step is to hire a licensed roofing contractor to do an inspection. Apex Roofing Consultants is a licensed roofing contractor located in Centennial, and owner Michael Dye said the company often gets calls from homeowners concerned about the condition of their roof. “Seeing missing shingles, shingles on the ground or shingles that are still on the roof but with the edges turned up are signals the homeowner should call a professional roofing contractor to evaluate the roof, he said. “We frequently get those calls and when we do, we try to get out as quickly as possible to do an inspection. “ He said his company is aware of the state of the economy, “so, if we can do it safely, we will do minor repairs to restore the integrity of the roof so it is ready for winter weather.” Apex Roofing has more than 25 years of roofing experience and is a licensed, bonded contractor that does work on residential and commercial roofs, Dye said. He said 95 percent of the company’s jobs come as referrals. He also talked about roofers he called storm chasers. “When we have some bad weather, we see the arrival of the storm chasers,” Dye said. “They come into the area and try to sign up as much business as possible as quickly possible. Typically, a storm chaser will go to a house and usually tell the owner their roof is damaged and needs to be repaired. We urge homeowners not to sign anything but to call a local, professional, licensed roofing contractor for a

Stock photo second opinion.” He said professional contractors will provide an accurate assessment. “Sometimes repairs are needed,” he said. “But sometimes we’ll do the second opinion inspection and tell the homeowner that we’d love to sell them a roof but there is nothing wrong with the roof on their home.” Homeowners searching for a professional licensed roofing contractor can find tips at the Colorado Roofing Association’s website at The association states its goal is to help people make informed decisions regarding having work done on the roof.

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK What is the most challenging part of what you do? tionally, I enjoy music, art and skiing. Jean Kane Realty Educating Sellers and Buyers of what they can expect and Broker/Owner, CRS, GRI, SRES MB-Jean Kane Realty Direct:  303-877-8487 FAX:     303-279-6345 Toll Free:  1-800-279-7688  E-Mail: Web: Where were you born? I was born in New England -Fitchburg, Massachusetts about fifty miles west of Boston. How long have you lived in the area? I have been in Colorado since July 1975. I love the climate, the scenery and everything Colorado. Golden is a special place and I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of the: Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Foothills Art Center, Golden Landmarks and Golden Chamber of Commerce. How long have you worked in real estate? I was licensed in January 1985 and inducted into the RE/ MAX Hall of Fame in 2002. Primarily I work in residential real estate and have sold properties in many different areas. I enjoy helping clients find the home and area that works best for them. On the selling side, my goal is to achieve the highest sale price possible, bearing in mind that there are many factors that go into the result. It is important to me to have satisfied clients and put their needs first. My real estate training and designations have played a significant role in my real estate business. CRS - Certified Residential Specialist, GRI Graduate Real Estate Institute, SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist and Diversity Certification.

their participation in a successful outcome. Foreclosed properties and Short Sales are not always a bargain and can be a big hassle. Generally, you can find a property in good condition without all of the hassle. What is one tip for someone looking to sell a house? Sellers need to realistically price their property. Consideration of the value the market will be bear is essential. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Prequalify and know your price range. It could be that the payment you qualify for is higher than your comfort level. So, come up with a price range that allows you to do things that you enjoy. What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? I am a history buff and I especially enjoy tours, lectures and books relating to Colorado history. Addi-


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What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? Mostly, it has been our four legged friends. At the top of the stairs there was a gate leading to the deck where an unfriendly German Shepherd was waiting - did not show that property. I arrived at a property where some unfriendly dogs were looking out a picture window and ferociously barking - did not show that property. My take is that it is not worth endangering my clients or myself. Left to right: When first becoming a real estate agent, Jean had a sketch portrait done. She continues to uses this portrait to this day.; Jean Kane; The skiing caricature was done at Beaver Creek.


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o, you want to build a redwood deck on the back of your home. You contact Joe Contractor and he agrees to build it for $15,000.00. You pay him $5,000.00 down, make progress payments to him and pay the remaining amount at the time the project is finished. You love your deck. Two weeks later, you receive a notice from ABC Lumber Company.

Joe Contractor did not bother paying for the 2x4s and other lumber which he used to build your deck, and the supplier now wants his $10,000.00 for the lumber. The supplier is threatening to place a mechanic’s lien on your property unless he is paid. A mechanic’s lien is a tool used by contractors, workers and suppliers for payment for work that has been done on your property which improves it. You are obviously upset because you paid the full amount to Joe Contractor, and expected him to

pay his supplier, only he did not. Well, Colorado law has protected you. In residential properties, as long as the contractor is paid, any lien placed upon your property by a subcontractor or supplier is invalid and any suit brought on that lien will be dismissed. Still, it is a nuisance and could take up to a year for a title company to remove the lien from your property. If you own a commercial property, the Colorado statute discussed above does not apply. However, commer-


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Also, the lien statement must be complete and accurate, and must be served on the owner of the property and the general contractor at least ten days before it is recorded in the office of the clerk and recorder of the county in which the property is located. Failure to be accurate and to serve the right parties renders the lien invalid. Timing is also important for the lien to be valid. It must be recorded no later than four months from the time the last substantial work is done on the property, if labor and materials are involved. If the lien is for labor only, then it must be filed no more than two months from the time the project is completed. Finally, the lien expires unless suit is brought on the lien no later than six months after the lien is recorded. So whether you are a property owner concerned that liens could be placed against your property and result in a lawsuit, or a contractor, subcontractor or supplier who wants to get paid for the work he or she has done to improve your property, there are many rules and traps in the mechanic’s lien statute. There is little room for errors. We strongly recommend that you consult a competent real estate attorney if you find yourself on wrong end of this problem, whether you want the lien perfected, or you don’t want it on your property.





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cial landowners are also protected thanks to the so-called “trust fund” statute. That law states that that contractor holds any money paid to a contractor in trust for the specific purpose of paying all of his subcontractors and suppliers for that particular job. If he uses the money for other purposes, he commits theft and could face criminal charges. A letter to the non-paying contractor pointing out that he is in violation of the trust fund statute usually brings results. Another glitch in the lien process is when you are the property owner, and your tenant tries to make improvements without your permission, leaving you holding the bag for the $15,000.00 redwood deck. In such cases, in order to avoid a lien on your property, you must post a notice of non-liability on the site of the property in a conspicuous place within five days after you have learned what your tenant has done and the work has started. The claimant, of course, has rights as well whether it is the primary contractor, subcontractor, or supplier. However, he must be careful not to overstate the lien amount. If he or she knowingly exaggerates the claim, he could lose the entire amount of the lien and pay the property owner’s attorney fees in addition.

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is seeking Form Carpenters (including Foremen, Leadmen & Helpers), Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, Yard Pipe (Foremen, Layers & Laborers), and Operators for Metro Denver area projects (58th & York and Chambers & Hess). Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to Careers@westernsummit.comor call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer

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CRAFT FAIR The Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority is hiring a Capital Projects Consultant (CPC) to manage the Authority’s Capital Projects program. The CPC needs to have experience with project management, general civil engineering with specialization in drainage, flood control, and storm water quality projects including planning, design and construction oversight. Experience in land development activities, stormwater regulations, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, report writing and public speaking are desired. This position’s work is estimated at 1,150 hours annually. For a draft scope of services and additional information about this position, contact Chuck Reid at 303.265.7914, or . A pre-proposal informational meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at 8390 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Seven copies of your proposal and one electronic copy (.pdf) are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed by a subcommittee, with final selection made by the Authority’s Board of Directors. The Authority reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Work in Lakewood! Clever

Kids needs preschool assistant. Must have 6 credits in Early Childhood. Schedule is M-F, 8 - 5. benefits include vacation, health insurance, IRA. 303-236-9400

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November 3rd 9am-3pm Home Baked Goods, Christmas Greenery, Jewelry, Kitchen Products, Aromas, Scrapbooking, Purses, Skin Care Products & Pottery


Summit of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church

4661 E. 136th Ave. Thornton 303-452-0448

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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Garage Sales

Arts & Crafts

Crossing Church Yard Sale

Craft Fair American Legion Post 11-11

Proceeds go to support Ignite Student Ministries. Appliances, household items, books, furniture, kids stuff, misc. kitchen items and more. Broomfield Campus, Ignite Building, 5450 W. 120th Ave. (just west of Kohls). Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 & 27, 7:00 am.

Garage Sale

10451 Routt Lane Westminster October 27th & 28th 8am-2pm Furniture, Holiday Decor, Household Items, Children's Items, Electronics, Framed Artwork, Crafting Items, Stuffed Animals, and many other high quality items. Rain or Shine

Yard Sale - Furniture (including

couch), Clothes, Household Goods. Frday 26 Oct 9 am - 2 pm, Saturday 27 Oct 8 am - 2 pm. 939 Foursome Drive Castle Rock (Peninsula at Plum Creek)

Arts & Crafts Autumn Harvest Craft Show

at O'Tooles, Littleton, Oct. 27, 2012, 10-4, 303-798-7747 for information.

9959 Wadsworth Blvd Sat., 11/3 – 9am-4pm Vendors: 3’x6’ table $20. “Refreshments available for purchase" There will also be a bake sale. Free admission to shoppers Contact: Bobbie – 303-464-1621

Wanted Crafters / Vendors

November 17th for Englewood High Schools' Annual Holiday Sale benefiting EHS special needs students and Englewood Unleashed Chili Cook Pleas call 303-806-2239 for reservation

Firewood Bulk Firewood

Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132

Firewood Sale

Ponderosa Pine split $165 a cord $95 a half cord $55 a quarter cord Pick up only Smaller sizes $120 a cord 303-746-0444

Furniture Cut/Split/Deliver

Covenant Village of Colorado

Holiday Crafts, Granny’s Attic & Bake Sale Fri. Nov. 2nd 8am-4pm. Sat. Nov. 3rd 8am-4pm. Unique Handcrafted Gifts Free Admission

$202.25 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Scrap Metal hauling also available 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173

For Sale

Wicker Wing back chair and footstool $130, Antique Sewing table $75, Pewter collection $190. Doll house $200, Other items too numerous to mention. Please call 303 -815-4795

Health and Beauty New and Used Stair Lifts

Lowrey Carnival Organ Perfect condition rarley played. Original price $12,000 asking $3,000. 303-467-1884

Autos for Sale


Free To Good Home

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DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to the developmental disabled. Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 12 years of service

Park Black Lab and part Pit Bull. 1 year old male, very sweet, good with children. 303-986-1516

Long time insured Colorado dealer A American Stair Lifts $1350 used-$2350 For new. (303)466-5253



Lost and Found

Lost Cat

Friday October 5th in Mesa View Estates in Golden "Peaches" Tortoise - Brown w/flecks of gold, 1 year old. Had collar with information. $100 reward 303-2162600 720-849-2209

Sporting goods Quality Pool Table

8' 3 piece 1" slate $600 worth of accessories Call 303-456-8181

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell



We are missing our son's beloved cat. Nightwind is a 9 year old male Maine Coon (Black/Tan Tabby) declawed indoor cat. If you have any information on Nightwind, please contact 303-908-2693. ASAP. Thank you.

We are community.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards


French For Kids

French lessons for 3-12 year olds at Parker Library. 1/2 hour or hour lessons and discounts for more than one child. I thought French in the Cherry Creek Schools. Minored in French in College and have been to France. $40/hour or $25/half hour. Flexible schedule. Call Carla @


(West of 92nd from Wadsworth)


Quality Hand Crafted Items Friday Nov. 2nd 9am-3pm. Saturday Nov. 3rd 9am-1pm. 80th & Sims follow the signs

Robin's Piano Studio

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Private piano lessons ages 5 and up; Piano Readiness classes for ages 3-5 Member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers Located near Park Meadows Mall Robin M Hall 303-790-2781


9hp 28" two stage, wheel driven snow thrower. $400 cash, you pick up. 303-986-9153 Alice

1993 Olds Cutlas

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100



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Trucks, 4x4's, SUVs Bought. 303-455-4141 We Buy Cars

Trucks, SUVs & Vans Running or not. Any condition Under $1000 (303)741-0762


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BUYING COINS and COIN COLLECTIONS 1964 or earlier US coins. Paying 20 times the face value. Call weekdays 303-234-0875 or

Full sized Bassett

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1991 Ford E350 Winnebago

Wanted to Buy


999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale: 01. 1989 Silver Honda Civic Vin #052336 02. 1996 Blue Ford Crown Victoria Vin #197941 03. 2001 White Nissan Sentra Vin #492174 04. 2002 White Chevy Silverado Vin#296642 01. 1991 Gray Lexus E250 Vin #153466 02. Gray Ford Econoline 150 Vin#S57658

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When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.


FBM Concrete

Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. 25yrs exp. Free estimates (720)217-8022

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G & E CONCRETE Residential/Commercial Flatwork • Patios • Driveways • Garages • Foundations • Walks • Tearout/Replace 25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates - References Free Estimates 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559


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Construction Massa Construction 303-642-3548


Dry wall repair specialist. 30yrs. Experience, Insured Satisfaction guaranteed Call Ed 720-328-5039

Drywall Finishing Mike Martis, Owner

35 Years Experience

Patches • Repairs • Texturing Basements • Additions • Remodels We Accept • Painting & Wallpaper Removal All Major (303)988-1709 cell (720)373-1696 Credit Cards

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since 1989

We Specialize in All Residential Drywall Needs

Drywall Repair • Remodels Additions • Basements • Texture Popcorn Ceilings replaced with texture of choice One Year Warranty On All Work FREE ESTIMATES

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Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

Fence Services

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates Darrell 303-915-0739


Electricians FREE Estimates



General Repair & Remodel Paul Boggs Master Electrician Licensed/Insured/Guaranteed


Affordable Electrician 20 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services

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

Cowboy Fencing is a full service fence & gate company installing fences in Colorado for 23 years. Residential/Commercial/Farm & Ranch Fencing

Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604

Garage Doors Alan’s Garage Door Service


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Repair & Replace Garage Doors, Openers & Springs. Licensed and Insured 30 yrs. Experience Servicing the Denver West and North areas 303-438-1083 303-903-7602

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Professional Junk Removal

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

Estates, Moving, Clean Out Furniture, Appliances, Electronics Landscape, Deck, Fence 303-319-6783

A&M Lawn Service

Trash & Junk Removal

Flagstone or Pavestone, Shrub & Tree Installation & Removal & Pruning

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

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Lennox furnaces, overstocked air conditioners. We service all brands (303)530-1254

Landscaping, Xeriscaping

Sprinklers, Landscaping Design & Installation, Patio & Walkways, Sod & Soil Amendments, Retaining Walls, Water Features, Lawn Maintenance, Commercial & Residential, Weekly Mowing, Fertilization, Aeration, Power Raking & Vacuuming, Sprinkler Winterization Starting @ $35


Grafner Heating & Cooling LLC


• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002

S & H Heating and Cooling is a family-owned company doing business in the Denver area for 65 years with the same phone number the entire time! We specialize in quality installation, clean and efficient work and fair pricing. We don’t have a salesman so we don’t need to charge any commission. There are available rebates of up to $1120 on a full system. Now is the time to call Von or Chase Honnecke for a friendly, accurate and current bid.

Low rates, Free estimates Scott, Owner 720-364-5270

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

$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

Heating/ Air Conditioning


Lawn/Garden Services

(303) 646-4499

Handyman A Quality Handyman 720-4222532

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

1444 Maple Ave., Denver, CO 80223 303-733-7040 • 303-733-2512

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured

Ron Massa

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

House Cleaning

Servicing Castle Rock, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Parker Since 1980

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Professional Installations & Repairs. Lifetime Warranty +SOD INSTALLATION $AVE MONEY AND WATER Fast, friendly service. All work guaranteed! 303-523-5859

Alpine Landscape Management Aerate, Fertilize, Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Weekly Mowing. Sr. Disc.


HOME REPAIRS INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186 H Bathroom H Basements Construction H Kitchens Serving Douglas H Drywall County for 30 years BASEMENTS H | BATHROOMS Decks| KITCHENS

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Serving Douglas County for 30 Years

Call Ray Worley CALL 303-995-4810 Licensed & Insured

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Hauling Service "$$$ Reasonable Rates On:

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You Call - I Haul Basements Garages Houses Construction Debris Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured


Office/Residential/Vacancies Churches/Foreclosures Insured/Bonded 303-429-9220 "We do it all from ceiling to floor."

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

RVK Window & House Cleaning Residential/Commercial detailed cleaning. 8 years experience Radek 720-202-8325


Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Heavy Hauling

Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384

Columbine Lawn & Sprinkler Sprinkler Blowouts $40

Aeration $40 Fertilization $30 Gutter Cleanouts $35 and up Licensed Plumber and Custom Contracting Hardwood Floors, Fencing, Remodels

Tony 720-210-4304

LANDSCAPE • Tree & Stump Removal • Spring Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Irrigation System Turn-Ons & Repairs • New Irrigation Systems • New Plantings • Retaining Walls & Paver Patios • Complete Landscape Design & Construction CO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Licensed 720.436.6340 Insured

Spring Clean Up, Raking, Weeding, Flower Bed Maintenance, Schrub Retrimming Soil Prep - Sod Work Trees & Schrub Replacement also Small Tree & Bush Removal Bark, Rock Walss & Flagstone Work

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Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt


now offering mowing, aeration, fertilizing, weed control, cust. triming, lndscping. Jim 303-424-1832

House Keeping

Residential and commercial 21 years Experience References available on request 303-431-5227



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SHORTY'S LANDSCAPING "???Need Lawn Mowing???"

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starting at $45.00 Aeration/fertilization package $75.00 Sign up now for next summer weekly mowing at this season pricing. 303-999-7058

Masonry 30 yrs experienced brick layer

Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)419-3424

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Spinal Adjustment $25.00. David Goodfield 720-540-7700 see my ad in the Professional Service Guide




Interior / Exterior Your neighborhood painter for over 25 years. Resident of Westwoods. Insured.

Specializing in re-paints & new construction


Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172



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


Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

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


For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES

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Located in Highlands Ranch All Types of Roofing & Repairs Remodeling

Family-Run Business • 20 yrs exp.



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

Family Owned & Operated

Servicing the Denver West and North metro areas

Tree Service


Tree & Shrub Trimming Tree Removal Fence Installation Stump Grinding Free Estimates

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We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442


Window Services DUBEN DESIGN

Commercial & Residential Best prices on shutters, blinds, shades & custom window coverings. Free in-home consultation & quotes. 720-271-1012 Licensed & insured

Rocky Mountain Contractors Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks


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

Snow Removal Roofing/Gutters

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30 years Interior/Exterior Free Estimates (303)423-5465

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Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs, Drains as low as $75.00 Free phone Quotes 720-308-6696. 24/7

System Winterizations $35.00 Free Estimates

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BY THE NUMBERS Number of wins the A r v a d a football team had between the 2007-2011 seasons.


Number of wins the Bulldogs have this year. Arvada (5-3 overall) can match their win total from the previous five seasons with a victory over D’Evelyn or Conifer during the final two weeks of the regular season.


Number of local teams that advanced to the various state soccer tournaments, which began this week. In Class 5A, Arvada West is the fifth seed, Ralston Valley is No. 21 and Bear Creek is No. 23. In 4A, Golden is 14 and Wheat Ridge is 32. Faith Christian is seeded 8th in Class 3A.



State championship Saturday, Oct. 27 Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs The cross country season comes to a close with the state championship meet. The event kicks off with 2A girls at 9:30 a.m., with other races beginning every 30 minutes until the 5A boys take off at 1 p.m. THEY SAID IT “And records really don’t mean anything when you’re playing a school that’s a couple of miles away.” Ralston Valley football coach Matt Loyd on playing Arvada West

Arvada West teammates Candace Kline, left, and Allie Vigil share a moment after Kline scores a run against Grandview during the Class 5A state softball championships at Aurora Sports Park. Photo by Andy Carpenean

A-West, Ralston Valley eliminated at state Both programs trending upward after comeback seasons By Daniel Williams AURORA - Just a few years ago both Arvada West and Ralston Valley had two of the best softball teams in the state. For a variety of reasons, both programs went in the wrong direction. A-West went from state semifinalist to a 7-11-1 team last year. Ralston Valley went from 21-4 team to a .500 team. This season both teams enjoyed a resurgence with trips to the 5A state tournament held Friday at Aurora Sports Park. No. 5 seed A-West (18-4, 7-1) fell to No. 12 Grandview 4-3, and No. 11 Ralston Valley (12-10-1, 5-3) was beaten 11-4 by No. 6 Rock Canyon. But even though both team’s trips to the state playoffs ended earlier than they would have hoped, the fact that they made the trip was quite a feat in itself. “Making it to state was huge for us,” A-West coach Chalee McDougal said. “It was a huge thing for us and part of our goals that we set forth at the beginning of the season for ourselves. It was a realization for us that we are really that good.” A-West out hit Grandview 13-6 and struck first scoring a first inning run. However, Grandview scored four second inning runs and then hung on to beat the Wildcats who scored runs in the sixth and seventh innings. But according to first year coach McDougal the loss - though tough to swallow right now - is just part of the rebuild-

Ralston Valley pitcher Molly Kubesh pitches in the seventh inning of play against Rock Canyon on Friday at the Class 5A state softball tournament in Aurora. Photo by Pam Wagner ing process for the Wildcats program. “The loss was tough, we felt like we should have won the game. But our turnaround says a lot about our team and what our girls wanted this season. We now need to feed off the success from this year and carry it into next season,” McDougal said. Ralston Valley ended their season falling to a Rock Canyon team that ended up going to the semifinals. The Mustangs took a 2-0 lead in the first inning but Rock Canyon quickly tied the game in the bottom of the frame. Rock Canyon’s offense then erupted for eight fourth inning runs.

Ralston Valley would add a couple late inning runs but they couldn’t generate enough offense to get back in the game. “They were a good team but so are we. We just didn’t hit as well as we needed to and they had one big inning that we couldn’t get out of,” Ralston Valley senior Natalie Kramer said. “I am still proud of my team and I think we had a good season.” A-West finished second and Ralston Valley finished fourth in 5A Jefferson standings - in a league that is considered perhaps the best softball league in the state.

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Left, Ralston Valley senior linebacker Jakob Buys (42) recovers the fumble of Arvada West’s running back Claude Nelmons Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex. Right, Arvada West Wildcats junior quarterback Allen Martin (3) eludes the pass rush by Ralston Valley senior defensive lineman Kyle Carpenter Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Quick start paces Mustangs past A-West Can wrap up league title with win over Legacy By Craig Harper

ARVADA — How do you avoid a letdown against an inferior rival after knocking off another rival and the state’s top-ranked team the week before? For third-ranked Ralston Valley, two big plays on offense to start the game followed by two Arvada West turnovers sparked a 48-7 victory last Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex that left the Mustangs one win away from the 5A North Metro League championship. A letdown seemed possible, considering Ralston Valley was coming off a 30-22 win over Pomona and now had to face a its other intra-city Arvada rival - a young A-West team with a 2-5 record. But, “Our guys know who it is,’’ said Mustangs coach Matt Loyd. “We don’t talk about opponents that much. But (the players) aren’t dumb; they know who we’re playing. And records really don’t mean anything when you’re playing a school that’s a couple of miles away. So we had to come ready to go.’’ “It was a big win last week, but we knew we had to move on,’’ added quarterback Jacob Knipp. “We had a pretty focused week but came out a little bit slow in the first half. But we really came together in the second half.’’ A-West might disagree with Knipp’s assessment of the start of the game. John Morales broke a 52-yard run on Ralston Valley’s second play from scrimmage, setting up the first of three touchdown runs by Carlos Gonzales. On the first play of the next possession, Knipp hit Hunter Price on a 91-yard scoring bomb for a 14-0 lead just over six minutes into the first quarter.

Two Wildcat fumbles by running back Claude Neloms - one on a pitchout from the A-West 27-yard line leading to another Gonzales TD, the other on a handoff from quarterback Allen Martin at the Mustangs’ 1 - made it 20-0 instead of a possible Wildcats lead. A-West cut the deficit to 20-7 by marching 61 yards behind the running of Neloms (92 yards on 15 carries), but the Mustangs drove 80 and 42 yards for TDs on their first two possessions of the second half. The Wildcats then turned the ball over inside the Mustang 20 on a Martin interception off a tipped pass. “You just can’t make mistakes against good teams,’’ said A-West coach Greg Whisler. “They make you pay, and Ralston Valley made us pay. They took advantage of their opportunities and we didn’t take advantage of ours.’’ A big difference in the game was the passing of Knipp. The junior hit 14 of his first 17 passes to five different receivers and finished with 213 yards and two touchdowns (also a 14-yarder to Morales). Martin was 5-of-12 for 65 yards and the Wildcats netted 81 yards passing. “He throws it pretty well and we’re obviously going to keep working on that,’’ Loyd said. “Hopefully we can make progress every week.’’ The return of Gonzales, who had not played since suffering a foot injury in the second game, helped offset the limited availability of leading rusher Andrew Wingard, who was under the weather. Gonzales rushed 10 times for 62 yards, and Morales led the way with 104 yards on five carries. Morales had a 32-yard run on the opening drive of the second half to go with his 52-yarder. Ralston Valley, which has won five straight since a 29-25 loss to top-ranked ThunderRidge, closes the regular season Thursday against Legacy. “We want to complete the league championship,’’ Loyd said. “Legacy’s always a well-prepared team for us. Hopefully we can take care of business, but I know that team’s going to bring it and try to go for the upset.’’ Now it’s A-West’s turn for the back-to-back, intra-

Ralston Valley senior offensive lineman Dan Skipper (70) congratulates teammate running back Jon Baumann after scoring a touchdown against Arvada West Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

city rivals test as the Wildcats face Pomona on Friday. “Our season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to go,’’ Whisler said. “But we knew we were in games and we knew we were a better team than our record shows. But your record is what your record is.’’ “I feel like we fight every game,’’ said Martin, who hurt his shoulder early in the fourth quarter and gave way briefly to Marcus Culhane, last year’s starter. “We’ve just got to keep working hard. And it doesn’t help that we’re a young team. But we’ve got one more year together and we’re all going to work hard to figure it out.’’

Shorthanded Faith Christian softball falls at state Eagles enjoy solid season but left wondering ‘what if?’ By Daniel Williams AURORA - `Fair’ and `unfair’ are two of the dirtiest words in sports but not as dirty as the words that got Faith Christian senior Keely Gray suspended for her team’s state playoff game. The scoreboard said Faith Christian fell to La Junta 11-0 in the first round of the 3A state tournament Friday at Aurora Sports Park. But that doesn’t tell the real story. During Faith Christian’s final regional game against Akron, Gray, the team’s ace, used two words that we cannot print in the newspaper after a controversial call made by an umpire.

The umpire heard Gray cuss under her breath while walking back to the mound and immediately ejected her from the game. However, per CHSAA rules, Gray was also forced to sit out one additional game, which happened to be her state playoff game against La Junta. “As a player from Faith Christian we are held to a higher standard,” Gray said. “I made the mistake, it is 100 percent my fault. It’s a hard lesson and I am still trying to figure out why this had to happen but I take full responsibility.” Gray, Faith Christian coach Mike Pickett as well as school’s athletic director appealed the suspension to CHSAA, but the suspension was not lifted. “Usually in high school sports you get a warning before you get kicked out and suspended,” Pickett said. “But they didn’t lift the suspension. Still, our girls went out and fought against La Junta and I am

proud of the season we had.” Without Gray, who won 13 games for Faith Christian this season, as well as junior cleanup hitter Michaela Hegarty, who broke her foot in a regional game, the shorthanded Eagles took the field against La Junta with their odds stacked. La Junta would go on to score five first inning runs and then four more runs in the fifth inning ending Faith Christian’s season and leaving many to wonder what could have happened if the Eagles had their entire cast. “We lost our two best players in three days. Sometimes things aren’t fair but we still had to go out there and play and the rest of our team is pretty good too. We just weren’t good enough today,” Pickett said. Pickett has taken a 6-14 team in 2010 to back-to-back appearances in the state tournament. Part of Pickett’s rebuilding

plan has been scheduling 4A and even some 5A opponents. That toughening up of his team helped guide Faith Christian to a 14-7 overall record and a 5-1 league record which gave them a second place finish in 3A District 1. “Of course we didn’t want to go out the way we did but we still had a great season,” Faith Christian senior Andie Queen said. “We think if we had our whole team we could have won but that’s not how things worked out.” Despite the ugly way their season ended the Eagles have beautifully handled the way their season came to an end - even though they will always wonder what if. “I think we could have had a shot to win the whole thing,” Gray said. “It wouldn’t have been easy but we had that kind of talent. But I guess we will never know.”

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Jankowski takes second at league meet Elizabeth’s Goldsberry wins individual honors; Gators capture team title By Scott Stocker LAKEWOOD — There were no individual championships for Standley Lake in last Saturday’s Jefferson County League gymnastics meet at Bear Creek High School. But Gators coach Kristen Larington was more than pleased with the way her team responded. And why shouldn’t she be? After all, Standley Lake, led by Zoie Hoben, Breanna Polson, Maddi York and Sara Bissani, was able to come away with the team championship. The Gators counted on overall depth to score 179.65 points to edge Elizabeth (178.9) and third-place Chatfield (177.75). Danae Goldsberry of Elizabeth won the all-around in the 10-team meet scoring 37.125. She was able to edge Arvada West’s Jessica Jankowski (36.975) and Hoben (36.80) for the title. Bissani was seventh in the All-around (36.25). “Obviously we hit on our events and had a great meet,” Larington said. “I think the kids did well with the pressure as it felt pretty intense. We just came in and hit and I’m excited and I couldn’t ask for more today. Zoie is my senior and she came in and had a great meet, hitting her best of the season. She was a girl who helped take us over the top. Now, we’ll have to see what happens in the region next week.” Hoben placed second on floor behind Goldsberry scoring 9.625 to her opponents 9.65. Bissani placed second on vault, Polson was third on beam (9.4) and York placed fourth on floor (9.45) to round out the top finishers for the champions. “The pressure was a hurdle for us to get over and I think our team did amazing, “ Hoben said. “It was so exciting. The key was to go out and have fun and my 9.6 on floor was my best of the season. We’ll be excited for region and I think we can do well. The competition is going to be strong, but I think we’ll be ready. This was

The all-around medalists at last Saturday Jefferson County League championships are, from left Danae Goldsberry, Elizabeth; Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West; Zoie Hoben, Standley Lake; Nichole Hagen, Chatfield; Kimmy Peterson, Elizabeth; Emily Reynolds, Elizabeth and Hannah Bissani, Standley Lake. Photo by Kevan Sheppard just a good day for all of us.” Goldsberry was strong on all events except vault where she failed to place among the top seven. “Definitely it was not as good as I hoped on vault for me, nothing like I can usually do,” Goldsberry said. “But I felt good on floor, a bit better than I expected, as well as Beam and Bars. It would have been nice to win as a team, but we did have a good effort. “For the regions, we have to learn how to keep the pressure off,” Goldsberry added. “The big meets have been tougher. We have to be able to help each other and focus so we can hit our full potential. I don’t think we have all season and it would be nice to put it all together for region and state.” Arvada West finished fourth in the final standings with a score of 174.925 and now the Wildcats of coach Lori Wyss are looking forward to this weeks region meet. “As a team we are starting to put things together and we want to remain strong mentally,” said Jankowski, who finished

second on beam (9.425) and fifth on both the bars (9.050) and vault (9.25). “My meet really went well today and I felt solid overall with only a few bobbles. We need to focus as a team and not worry about other teams. I’m proud of what we have been able to do.” Added Wyss: “The girls did a nice job and I think they were able to clean up their routines from the regular season. There is a lot of confidence we can get to state as a team, but we have a lot of work to do. Standley Lake did a great job. Jessica was solid today, solid and confident.” Bear Creek’s first-year coach Lauren Ljunghag had her hands full, juggling the days actions as well as coaching her Bears. But their results were more than pleasing. “We hit our best score of the season by five points,” Ljunghag said. “We came in shooting for 170 and scored a 173.35, really good for us. I just hope we can keep up to momentum for the regional next week. It’s a tough way to state, but hopefully we can up our score.”

Bear Creek was led by Myranda Dominguez, who finished fourth on vault (9.3) and tied for fourth on the beam (9.35). “Personally I had a very good meet other than the Bars,” Dominguez said. “I scored over nine on all the other events which was the first time for me in the 9’s on three events in the same meet. I thought our team did awesome. I hope we can take this and carry over to the region, but, of course, do better overall. We just want to keep the momentum going.” Lakewood’s Camille Anthony was a leader for the Tigers as was Katie Leach for Pomona. “Today was one of the best I’ve hit and I’m just proud of all on our team,” Anthony said. “There were disappointments as we had more falls on beam than we wanted. I love floor and felt good here.” Added Leach, “I think the team did good, but I think I could have done a lot better. My vault was my best at 9.2 and overall, this has been my best season. I think the first time I really connected. I hope we can do well at region.”

Late game penalty kick saves Mustangs soccer season A-West takes rare loss, allows Ralston Valley to make postseason By Daniel Williams ARVADA - It was deja vu all over again for Ralston Valley. Desperate for a win and three points against Lakewood with their postseason aspirations up in the air last Monday, the Mustangs were penalized for bringing a defender to the ground and the Tigers were awarded a penalty kick with just five minutes left in the game. Lakewood would make the penalty kick and Ralston Valley, who dominated most of the action, was forced to settle for a 1-1 tie and one point. Two days later, now in need of an outright win against Arvada West, as well as a Lakewood loss to Standley Lake to qualify for the postseason, Ralston Valley had a

late 1-0 lead against the Wildcats at North Area Athletic Complex on Wednesday. Eerily similar to what happened just 48 hours before, Ralston Valley was called for a penalty nearly at the same spot and A-West was awarded a penalty kick again with just minutes left in the game. This time, with their postseason on the line, Ralston Valley goaltender Davis Oaks made the play of the year diving to his right and stopping A-West senior Casey Quinlisk’s penalty kick, saving the ball and his team’s season. Just as their game ended Ralston Valley (10-4-1, 5-2-1) found out that Standley Lake beat Lakewood 2-1 at Lakewood Memorial Field clinching the Mustangs a spot in the state playoff tournament. “I was sick to my stomach,” Ralston Valley coach Kyle Kamezi said. “But at the same time I believed he was going to stop it. We have had a tough couple past weeks and I really just feel like we earned it.” A-West (13-2, 7-1) already locked up their bid to the state tournament and

look to continue their special season by making a run at the state title. The Wildcats won nine straight games before their loss to Ralston Valley, as well as the 5A Jeffco league title last week. Against Ralston Valley the Wildcats actually played good enough to beat the Mustangs dominating spurts of game action, but they just couldn’t convert on their opportunities. “Today they had it all to play for and we had things sewed up,” A-West coach Troy Gette said. “We had our chances we just didn’t have that little extra effort and sense of desperation they had.” Still, Gette thinks his team - when playing their best - has a chance to make a run at a state title. “When we play and trust each other we are pretty dynamic and can beat anyone. We have hit our stride and have been playing with a lot of confidence,” Gette said. The game’s lone goal came at 18:25 in the first half when Ralston Valley senior

Lorenzo Politano took a cross from the left wing from junior Nathan Huber and buried it past A-West senior netminder Josh Adams. “I really just took the good pass and kicked it through. We needed an early goal and I am just happy I made it,” Politano said. “Now we have to come together and put the work in and try to make a run in the playoffs.” Both teams would trade punches and over the last 20 minutes of the game Ralston Valley went into a prevent defense and would barely hang on for the dramatic victory. “Regardless of what the implications were this game was really important to them. I don’t know if the word is `accomplished,’ they definitely now feel `able,’” Kamezi said. The first round of the state tournament kicks Wednesday with fifth seeded A-West hosting No. 28 seed Gateway (7-3-5). No. 21 seed Ralston Valley will travel to No. 12 Pine Creek (11-4).



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spoken and they have chosen the top 10 hotels in the West — meaning in Colorado and Utah. No. 1 is The Oxford Hotel in LoDo. No. 3 is the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder. No. 4 is the Hotel Teatro downtown. No. 5 is The Brown Palace. No. 6 is The Four Seasons Hotel Denver. No. 7 is The Ritz-Carlton Denver No. 9 if The JW Marriott Denver and No. 10 is The Curtis — a Doubletree by Hilton. In the same survey, The Westin Riverfront was named the No. 1 resort in the “Top 40 Resorts in the West” category. For more information, go to www. united-states/top-40-resorts-west-usa or

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awards/united-states/top-10-hotelswest-usa. “We’re so excited to once again see the JW Marriott Denver, The Oxford and the Curtis earn a spot on this prestigious list,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Denver’s Sage Hospitality. “This award factors in real feedback from discerning guests, so it’s a testament to how well each of these hotels delivers a unique travel experience.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

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THURSDAY/OCT. 25 VOTING CHANGES Changes to voting rights laws will affect a lot of voters this November. Find out how they will affect you at A Jefferson County League of Women Voters program 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at 1575 Kipling St., Lakewood. Call Marian, 303-445-0270. For answers about candidates’ positions,

local ballot issues and to build a personalized sample ballot, visit For information about the League of Women Voters, visit ORCHESTRA CONCERT Golden High School’s concert band and string orchestra will present a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the high school’s auditorium. For

more information, contact Katharine Parker at or 303-982-4187. Cash and checks accepted at door. ART DISPLAY An evening of exceptional fine art will be on display 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Golden Hotel, 800 11th St., Golden. This show, titled “One Night Stand,” is in its second year and is open to the public. The artists are all professional women who are award winners in their fields of expertise. For information, call Tricia Bass at 303-808-1770 or email her at FUNDRAISING EVENT Circle of Friends, an event to benefit Marla Swanson, is a night of food, fun, drinks and a silent auction. The event is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Guarantee Bank, 26800 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. For information on tickets and other details, call Mo Lukens at 720-3191076. JAZZ CONCERT Jazz Over Easy performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Café del Sol, 608 Garrison St. in Lakewood, for an evening of swinging jazz. The band performs monthly. The November concert is Nov. 29. Reserve a table now to assure seating. The performance will be streamed live at Call 303-238-7999 for reservations. FRIDAY/OCT. 26 TRICK OR treat Olde Town Arvada will have its trick-or-treat street from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. This is a family fun event that is a safe way for children to enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating. Event includes a haunted house, costume contest and more. Tickets are $2 per child. Your Week continues on Page 25


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Costumes, candy and Halloween fun Variety of family-friendly events being hosted around town for goblins and ghouls By Sara Van Cleve Halloween is just around the corner, meaning parents will be looking for a safe way to celebrate the holiday with their witches, wizards, pirates and princesses. Olde Town Arvada is hosting trick or treating twice this weekend, once for children and once for their four-legged friends. Trick or Treat Street, an Olde Town tradition, gives families the opportunity to trick or treat in a safe environment and participate in other Halloween activities, including a haunted house and costume contest. “It’s something to experience,” said Karen Miller, president of the Historic Olde Town Arvada Association and owner of Paws ‘n’ Play, 7403 Grandview Ave. About 30 businesses around Olde Town open their shops to trick or treaters and hand out candy to children as they make their rounds. “The whole idea is to have a safe environment,” Miller said. “We’re a small community and the merchants look at it as giving back. It’s a fun event.” There will also be a costume contest with winners in several categories. In years past, between 1,500-2,000 people attended Trick or Treat Street. Lori Drienka, owner of Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center of Arvada, 7401 Grandview Ave., transforms the center into a haunted house for trick or treaters. Trick or Treat Street is from 5-8 p.m. Friday. The haunted house will also be open from 5-8 p.m. Saturday with money raised benefiting Friends of Arvada Fire. Tickets for Trick or Treat Street are $2. All of the money raised will go to helping reimburse businesses for buying can-

dy as well as buying more lights for the Christmas tree that will be in Olde Town Square this holiday season. Halloween, or Howl-oween, isn’t just for children either. Paws ‘n’ Play is also hosting its sixth annual pet trick or treating event, Howloween, from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Howl-oween gives pets the chance to don Halloween outfits and walk around Olde Town Arvada collecting healthy treats provided by Paws ‘n’ Play. There is also a costume contest with first, second and third place winners in three categories — best theme or group costume, which can include owners or multiple pets, best individual costume and crowd pleaser. Costume contest prizes include gift certificates, gift baskets and more. The cost is $10 per dog. Miller said the bag of treats each pet goes home with is worth more than the cost of admittance. All proceeds from Howl-oween are donated to local animal charities. This year’s charities include Spay Today and Freedom Service Dogs, a nonprofit that trains rescue dogs and gives them to people with permanent disabilities. “It’s a fun, fun event for dogs and their owners,” Miller said. “It’s a good time; you’re supporting local pet charities and getting more than $10 worth of treats and maybe even a prize.” Howl-oween is limited to about 75 dogs. For more information on either Trick or Treat Street or Howl-oween, call 303420-6100. The Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., is also getting in the Halloween spirit with its annual carnival 4-7 p.m. Friday. The carnival will feature games, bounce houses, hayrides, ghost stories and a children-friendly maze. Tickets are $4 per child and adults are free with a paying child. For more information, call 303-4242739.

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JAZZ CONCERT The Lakewood Cultural Center presents jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the 316-seat theater at 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets are available by calling 303-987-7845, going online to or visiting the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office. Senior, student and group discounts are available. There is free, well-lit parking on-site. SALES BOOST Learn the best practices for boosting holiday sales from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Road, Golden. Program is led by Steve Parry with Sandler Training by Sales Productivity Consultants. Register by Oct. 22. For information on costs and to buy tickets, call Andrea LaRew at The West Chamber, 720-399-5652 or PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION The GrantHumphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St. in Denver, will be the location for a paranormal investigation from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 26. Take part in a real ghost hunt conducted by a team from The Other Side Investigations and visit many of the mansion’s hot spots where activity has been detected in the past. Refreshments will be served. Call 303-620-4933 for tickets and more information. All proceeds benefit the educational programs at the mansion. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/OCT. 26-27 UPCOMING CONCERT. Thumpin’ will perform at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Hoffbrau in Arvada. The Oct. 27 show is a Halloween party; wear your costume. For information, show times and more check out our bandpage on Facebook or twitter @ thumpinband. For booking information, use our contact page, or call 303-416-5695. CREEPY CRAWL Central City’s fourth annual Creepy Crawl is a 60-minute walking tour of the

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citizen, not as a Jeffco school board member. Many of you have asked why I am voting no on 3A and 3B. Here are the top three reasons I am voting no: We are experiencing a temporary economic downturn and don’t need a permanent tax increase to fix the short term funding dip. As housing values increase the amount of money the school district receives will increase. And as the state economy gets better there will be more money for education. In fact the September state economic forecast says around $678.5 million additional dollars will be put in the K-12 state fund over the next two years. Jeffco receives approximately 9 percent of the K-12 fund or about $60 million of those additional dollars, which more

city’s most-avoided historic landmarks and offlimits areas of 150-year-old buildings. Tours are between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 26-27. New tours leave every quarter hour. Check-in is required at Century Casino’s lower level banquet room. Arrive 10 minutes before tour begins. Purchase them at King Soopers, online at or by phone at 1-866-464-2626. For information, go to

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Colorado ACTS presents “Angel Street,” based on the movie “Gaslight,” a Victorian psychological thriller. Content may not be suitable for children younger than 10. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at 9460 W. 58th Ave. Visit or call 303-4566772 for ticket information. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/OCT. 26-27, NOV. 2-3, NOV. 9-10 MURDER MYSTERY The Edge Theatre of Lakewood performers present murder mystery dinner theater, “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, Only Lower” Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 9-10, at The Briarwood Inn, 1630 8th St., Golden. Cocktails at 7 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit http:// html for ticket and show information. FRIDAY TO Sunday/Oct. 26-28 BOOK SALE Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host the fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 26-28. Donated books, CDs and DVDs are accepted at all Jefferson County library locations, but larger donations need to be taken to the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends office or the Lakewood Library. Call the foundation office at 303-403-5075 to schedule a time for a drop-off at 10790 W. 50th Ave., Ste. 200, in Wheat Ridge. To donate books at the Lakewood Library, go to the door on the east side of the Lakewood Library next to the garage doors. Book donations help fund literacy programs.


SEED PICKING Volunteers are needed for the first pick of native prairie seeds used to re-vegetate Rocky Flats, about halfway between Golden and Boulder on Highway 93. The pick is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Crew leaders will give training on identification of native species, show how to pick seeds and what weeds to avoid. A great chance to learn about the ecology of the native prairie in a beautiful setting. Get information and register at For directions to the pick site, email Jean at djt_ or Paul at INFORMATION MEETING The national organization “Pilots for Christ” is commissioning a Colorado chapter, and an informational meeting is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. This is a group of pilots, aircraft owners, and mechanics who provide free air transport for medical patients coming in to large cities like Denver from small towns where there is no commercial air service. Visit HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION Free family Halloween celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Fairfield Commons Shopping Center, 98 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood.

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HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE Have a hauntingly good time by experiencing ghostly trails and tales at the Haunted Halloween Trail Adventure from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood. Wear your Halloween costume. Walk along Owl Trail to discover critters of the night, warm your toes by the fire at the park’s amphitheater, roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate and visit with Hawk Quest for a close-up look at live birds of prey at the visitor center. Registration is required at 303-697-6159. Your Week continues on Page 26

YOUR VIEWS than covers the proposed cuts. As the economy gets better education gets more money. Next is the PERA (Public Employees Retirement Association) conversation. The PERA contribution is estimated to rise over $22 million dollars in the next four to five years. While employee contributions remain at 8 percent, taxpayer contributions are expected to increase from 15.65 percent to 20.15 percent. The current general fund budget has tax payers picking up all of those PERA increases but not allocating money to instrumental music, teacher librarians, or outdoor lab schools. Those priorities don’t seem to me to put students first. 3B will increase the debt load by $99,000,000.00 — it is permission to go into debt for on-going maintenance. We shouldn’t be going into debt to pay

for routine maintenance items. This money is not for science labs or new buildings. Paying for routine maintenance items with twenty years of debt is not a good plan. The system needs fundamental structural change. This does not fund a new pay structure. Not one penny will go to raise the amount we pay our newest teachers. Not one penny builds new

science labs or adds options for our students. Jeffco public schools have asked for just a little bit more every four to six years. What Jeffco needs is a bold new plan — not the status quo. Our children deserve better; I will be voting no on 3A and 3B — and working for a bold new plan that puts our students first. Laura Boggs Lakewood

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of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Goodland Construction, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this October 12, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: October 25 & November 1, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

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Government Legals APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT 13150 W. 72nd Avenue • Arvada, CO 80003 • 303-424-2739 NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET / BUDGET ADOPTION Notice is hereby given that a Proposed Budget has been submitted to the Apex Park and Recreation District Board for the ensuing year of 2013, and that a copy of such Proposed Budget has been filed in the administrative offices of the Apex Park and Recreation District, 13150 West 72nd Avenue, Arvada, where same is open for public inspection. Such Proposed Budget will be considered at a Budget Hearing Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.; and considered for adoption at a public Board meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Apex Center, 13150 West 72nd Avenue, Arvada, Colorado. Any interested elector within the boundaries of Apex Park and Recreation District may inspect the Proposed Budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the Budget. APEX PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT By: /s/ Lee Humrich, Secretary Dated: October 18, 2012 Published on: October 25, 2012 Published in: The Golden Transcript The Arvada Press NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at the meeting of the Arvada City Council to be held on MONDAY, the 5th day of November, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO, City Council will hold a public hearing on the following proposed ordinances and thereafter will consider them for final passage and adoption. For the full text version in electronic form go to, click on Current Legal Notices, then click on the title of the ordinance you wish to view. The full text version is also available in printed form in the City Clerk’s office. Contact 720.898.7550 if you have questions. CB12-047 An Ordinance Annexing Certain Land into the City of Arvada, Arvada Channel Parcel 7, West 51st Avenue between Garrison Street and Independence Street CB12-048 An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Arvada Channel Parcel 7, from City of Wheat Ridge A-1 (Agricultural), to City of Arvada C-1 (Conservation District), and Amending the Official Zoning Maps of the City of Arvada, Colorado, West 51st Avenue between Garrison Street and Independence Street CB12-049 An Ordinance Rezoning Certain Land Within the City of Arvada, Sterling House, from the City of Arvada PUDR (Planned Unit Development-Residential) 15 un/ac., to City of Arvada PUD-R (Planned Unit Development-Residential) 21 un/ac., and Amending the Official Zoning Maps of the City of Arvada, Colorado, 7720 Allison Street Publication date: October 25, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., November 13, 2012 to Goodland Construction, Inc. for work related to Project No. 08-ST16 – Wadsworth Blvd. – 72nd – 80th Multiuse Path and performed under that contract dated January 18, 2012 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Goodland Construction, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this October 12, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: October 25 & November 1, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press

NOTICE The following variances from the Land Development Code (LDC) have been requested: 2012-A-22 McDonald’s Restaurant, 8001 Wadsworth Blvd., (1) to leave as constructed a monument sign 8’4” high, 37.25 sq. ft. in area, and setback 5’ from the front (east) property line when Section 6.17.4 of the LDC requires a monument sign to be 6’ high, 32 sq. ft. in area, and setback 10’ from the property line, and (2) to construct an additional monument sign, 6’ high, 31.25 sq. ft. in area, and setback 5’ from the front (east) property line when Section 6.17.4 of the LDC allows only one monument sign, and requires a monument sign to be 6’ high, 32 sq. ft. in area, and setback 10’ from the property line 2012-A-23 Marian Griffen, 10581 W. 83rd Pl., to construct a 6’ high solid fence setback 10’ from the front (west) property line when Section 6.5.8.A of the LDC requires a 25’ setback from the property line, or the setback of the adjacent house if it is located closer than 25’. Hearing thereon will be held before the Board of Adjustment on November 13, 2012, 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 Publication Date: October 25, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that disbursements in final settlement will be issued by the Finance Director at 10:00 a.m., November 13, 2012 to Colorado Designscapes, Inc. for work related to Project No. 94662 – 4-Acre Lake Neighborhood Park Construction and performed under that contract dated October 17, 2011 for the City of Arvada. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company or corporation that furnished labor, material, drayage, sustenance, provisions or other supplies used or consumed by said contractor or his subcontractors in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done by said Colorado Designscapes, Inc. and its claim has not been paid, may at any time on or prior to the hour of the date above stated, file with the Finance Director of the City of Arvada at City Hall, a verified statements of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. Dated this October 12, 2012 CITY OF ARVADA /s/ Christine A. Koch, City Clerk Dates of Publication: October 25 & November 1, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press NOTICE The following ordinances were adopted by the City Council of the City of Arvada on second reading following the public hearing held on the 22nd day of October, 2012: Ordinance 4355 An Ordinance Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement By and Between the City of Arvada and Leyden Ranch Metropolitan District Regarding the Service Plan for the District Ordinance 4356 An Ordinance Authorizing the City of Arvada to be Part of a Plan of Conversion Converting the Greater Metropolitan Telecommunications Consortium Into the Colorado Communications and Utilities Alliance, a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Ordinance 4357 An Ordinance Appropriating Funds for Fiscal Year 2013 Ordinance 4358 An Ordinance Certifying the City of Arvada Mill Levy for 2012 for the Board of County Commissioners for Jefferson and Adams Counties Ordinance 4359 An Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Water Users Rates Ordinance 4360 An Ordinance Amending Section 102-206 of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Wastewater Users Rates Ordinance 4361 An Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Chapter 102, Utilities, of the Arvada City Code Pertaining to Water Fees Publication Date: October 25, 2012 Wheat Ridge Transcript Arvada Press


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Students find way into workforce By Cassie Monroe Ten Jeffco public school students sat in the front two rows in the large conference room. Nearly 100 people settled into their seats waiting for Jim Panzer, district transition coordinator, to introduce the students and their mentors, who hold various jobs in Colorado government departments. The students are part of a high school transition program through Project Search, a national organization that places disabled students in workplace settings to allow them to explore various careers and put their training skills to work. Project Search was first implemented in Jefferson County in April 2012 and students started their internships on Aug. 20. “The eight weeks since then have

been a blur,” Panzer said. Duriye Powell, from the Department of Reclamation, organized the event celebrating the first class of interns for completing their first of three job rotations. To celebrate they held a grand opening ceremony for Project Search in Jefferson County at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood on Oct. 17. “The beauty of Project Search is the collaboration between the groups,” Panzer said. After Panzer introduced the program and explained how it would benefit students in Jefferson County, it was time for the student interns to speak. The students introduced their mentors to the audience. Many tears were shed as mentors expressed their joy from having the students in their offices, which included the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Fish and

Wildlife, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Nation Parks Service, National Business Center and Bureau of Reclamation. Mentors said the interns had helped archive files, copy documents, convert paper documents to PDF and answer phones. The mentors who spoke about their experience in the program, expressed their sadness at seeing the students go. Some even shed a few tears when speaking about how the program had been a learning experience for them as well as for the students. Panzer said all of the feedback he received about the students had been positive, and showed how successful the program could be. “You all have gone a long way in a short time,” Panzer said to the students. “I really look forward to hearing about all of your successes in the future.”

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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY/OCT. 27-28 HALLOWEEN TOWN Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, presents its trick-ortreat train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. The trickor-treat train departs every 30 minutes, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit all the town’s special stops to fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones. Try a visit to the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard, and get a picture of yourself in costume in front of our pumpkin patch. Call the museum at 303-279-4591 or visit www. for more details. DONATION DRIVE Foothills Young Marines is partnering with Arc Thrift Stores for a donation drive. Donate gently used clothes, household items (dishes, knick-knacks, furniture, etc.) and Arc will donate money to the Young Marines unit based on how many donations are collected. The trailer will accept donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Two Roads Charter School, 7180 Oak St., Arvada. For details, call Bill at 720-891-1797 or Kim at 303748-2379. SUNDAY/OCT. 28 BLOOD DRIVE Christ on the Mountain Parish Community Blood Drive is 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 28, at 13922 W. Utah Ave., Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Julie Hayes at 303-988-2222 or PET HOWL-OWEEN Paws ‘n’ Play’s 7th annual Pet Howl-oween sends dozens of dogs trick or treating to Olde Town merchants for tasty treats and a costume contest in the Olde Town Square. Categories are Best Group/Theme, Best Individual and Crowd Pleaser. Register in advance at Paws ‘n’ Play, 7403 Grandview Ave., Arvada. All proceeds donated to local pet charities. Call 303-420-2525 for information on cost. KABBALAH COURSE Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver and the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will

present “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” the institute’s new six-session fall course that begins the week of Oct. 28. The courses will be in Westminster and Arvada. Call 303429-5177 or visit for registration and other course-related information. FALL CARNIVAL Free Horizon Community Support Network will have a fall carnival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Event Center. Activities include bounce houses, carnival games, petting zoo, touch-a-truck (fire, ambulance, tractors, etc.), cake walk, concessions and more. Admission is free; tickets can be purchased for various games and events. The carnival also is a Coats for Colorado drive. Bring your gently used coats, hats and scarves to donate and get free game tickets for every donation. SUNDAY/OCT. 28; Tuesday/Oct. 30; Monday/Nov. 5; Wednesday/Nov. 7 STRANGER AWARENESS An Arvada Police Department volunteer will host stranger awareness classes, geared for children in kindergarten to third grade, but all ages are welcome. Attendance is on a first-come basis. Check the Arvada Police Department website for additional classes to be scheduled and safety tips at Questions can be directed to Classes are from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Sound Body Mind Fitness, 14615 W. 64th Ave.; from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Arvada Library, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Arvada Library; from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St.; from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Arvada Library; and from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Stanley Lake Library. SUNDAY/OCT. 29 TO JAN. 19 QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave. in Golden, presents “Crazy Quilts: Victorian Fancies and Beyond” and “Crazy Quilts in Everyday Life: Photographs from the Janet Finley Collection” from Oct. 28 to Jan. 19. An opening reception is planned from 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, featuring crazy quilt collector Patty Brown. Call


MONDAY/OCT. 29 BLOOD DRIVE Northwestern Mutual Community Blood Drive is from 8-10:10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, inside Bonfils’ bus at 274 Union Blvd., Lakewood. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Michelle Domenico at 720-963-6882 or TUESDAY/OCT. 30 SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Lifetree Café will host an hour of civil conversation exploring issues relating to same-sex marriage at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program is titled “Same Sex Marriage: When Rights, Morals, and Love Collide.” Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or TUESDAY/OCT. 30 TO FRIDAY/NOV. 2 ACUPUNCTURE WEEK Olde Town Acupuncture & Wellness Center plans a free acupuncture week to benefit Hope House of Colorado. New patients who donate at least $10 to Hope House during the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 receive their first acupuncture treatment for free (subject to availability). Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 720898-9552. Spaces are limited, so reserve yours now. For information about Hope House, visit http://www. For information about Olde Town Acupuncture, visit www.oldetownacu. com. WEDNESDAY/OCT. 31 SAFE HALLOWEEN Residents of Our House in Lakewood and Golden will provide a safe Halloween evening with candy for all trick-or-treaters who stop by Our House homes at 1900 Upham St., Lakewood, and 1365 Yank St., Golden. For information, visit or call Sheryl Kysar at 720-982-2040. Your Week continues on Page 27

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HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 13151 W. 28th Ave., at Alkire (near Maple Grove Elementary), will have a Halloween carnival from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The carnival will offer games, prizes, crafts, food and lots of fun. Visit

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THURSDAY/NOV. 1 THEATER AUDITIONS The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for “No Dogs Allowed” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.. Auditions are by appointment only; call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Auditioners must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for a part. “No Dogs Allowed” will be directed by Edith Weiss, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. Rehearsals begin Jan. 16, and the show will run from Feb. 7 to April 12. BLOOD DRIVE Concordia Lutheran Church Community Blood Drive is from 2:306:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Biel Fellowship Hall, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Brad and Debbie Rash at 303-986-1206.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/NOV. 2-3 DANCE SHOW The Hannah Kahn Dance company will present “Overlap and Other Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. To buy tickets, go to or call 303987-7845. CRAFT FAIR Shop `til you drop at more than 50 tables of handmade gifts from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583. Admission is $2 or free if you bring school supplies to donate to local children in need. COMING SOON/NOV. 3 ORAL HISTORY The Arvada Historical Society’s Oral History Program is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave. Listen to former Arvada Police chiefs Jerry Williams, Pat Ahlstrom and Ron Sloan and current Chief Don Wick tell about the major initiatives that took place while they were in office. Acting as moderator will be former State Prison Warden Mark McGoff. Complimentary refreshments. Our Oral Histories are free and open to the public. Call 303-421-2032.



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