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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Vera Kiphardt and am presently a Partner at Century 21 Golden West Re- What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a alty, which has been here in Golden since 1965. house? Realtor®

What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? My specialty is listing and selling residential properties with an emphasis on working with Personal Representatives for Estates. First time Buyers are another of my specialties. The home selling and buying process can be stressful and my role is to make that easier.

Century 21 Golden West 1299 Washington Ave. Ste 120 Golden, CO 80401 Direct cell: 303-949-4499 Office: 303-279-7979 Where were you born? I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Colorado at a young age. How long have you lived in the area? We have lived in the Golden area for approximately 40 years with the exception of moving to Hong Kong for 4 years in the 1980s.

What is the most challenging part of what you do? Depending on the type of market we are in, the challenges can vary; Correct pricing, counseling my clients and matching their wants and needs with their financial abilities. Problem solving is my forte. What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? When I am not working, my family, cooking and traveling are what I enjoy.

What do you like most about it? This is such a great area to work, play and live. We are close to the foothills yet it is easy to get to the Mountains and Denver. Golden has grown to be a thriving little town with great restaurants, shops and people.

Probably the most important thing before starting to house hunt is for the Buyer to have met with a Lender and have their financing started. We are in a multiple offer environment and that Lender letter could make the difference whether they get the property or not. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? We always do our utmost to accommodate our clients even when things happen beyond our control. Once, I had to actually have the closing in my client’s hospital room and everything turned out just fine. It was a little crowded but everyone left happy!

What is the most unusual thing you have encountered while working in Real Estate? After being in the same location for 45 years, we moved our office in January of 2012. We relocated to the Gateway building in the heart of downtown Golden and our location is fantastic.

How long have you worked in Real Estate? I have been a Realtor in the Golden area in the Golden and Denver Metro area for 20 years

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Jeff & Kim O’Grady What is the most challenging part of what you do? hard time succeeding with the way buyers look for homes REALTORS®

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Where were you born? Jeff & Kim are both Northglenn Natives What do you like most about it? We love being surrounded by friends and family and raising our children where we grew up. How long have you worked in Real Estate? Jeff for 22 years and Kim for 20. What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? Our specialty is our in-depth knowledge of the area we work in. What that means to our clients is the satisfaction of having a Realtor that knows the area they want to invest in and one with the skill set and experience to negotiate the best deal for them.

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What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? Staying active playing sports with our kids, travel and spending time with our family.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Don’t ever hire a part time Realtor, hire someone that specializes and knows your market area so they can insure that you will make an intelligent and informed purchase decision.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Don’t ever hire a part-time Realtor. Hire someone who specializes and knows your market area; that has a strategic and aggressive Internet marketing strategy. Nine out of 10 buyers will come from the internet and unless your agent knows how to showcase your home effectively online in the right places, you’ll have a

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? Meeting with a potential seller and shortly after our meeting being contacted by law enforcement investigating a suspected arson on a house that had been burned down. Police suspected she burned her house down for insurance money because she could not sell it for enough money.

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Brand New Homes on One Acre in Castlewood Ranch! Semi-Custom Homes One Acre Homesites Up to 4-Car Garages Main Floor Master Plans 3 to 7 Bedrooms 2-1/2 to 4-3/4 Baths 2,887 to 3,576 s.f. Homes From the $400’s Call or Email: 303.500.3255 or Margaret.Sandel@newtownbuilders.com New Town Builders at Castlewood Ranch - 7030 Weaver Circle, Castle Rock

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Factors that might hurt a home’s value N owadays, homeowners looking to sell their homes know it’s not as easy to do so as it might have been a few years ago. A struggling economy has made it difficult for many homeowners to sell their homes for a price they’re comfortable with. But the sagging economy is not the only thing can make it difficult to sell a home. In fact, a host of other things, some obvious but some not so obvious, can hurt a home’s value as well. Location: A home’s location is arguably its best or worst selling point. A home in a great location won’t be as difficult to sell as a home in a bad neighborhood. But location goes beyond a neighborhood’s reputation, especially in recent years. Homeowners who live in a neighborhood or development with many foreclosures might find those foreclosed properties are hurting their own home’s value. Lots of foreclosures could negatively affect

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Board president Don a,� feet the low ndard en sai Veldh of a cit and of ret y units the park. $300,0 Ciancio said he has the highs an d. bility ail an mendcomplemuizen y withi d we “The 00s off can The park began with just two est regard for his overall perford y sai nity, Highw shared be plan. ous am ent eac d. “T n a cit ture Ve ay 72 water slides, but grew the fol- mance and commitment to the street ldhuiz seen thr h oth hey’ll y of Ar and Can systemBetween ount ity truCandela en sai er. Th integr Ar-lowing year with the addition of district. He said Mastriona did a ou lig of s del st, hts gh ha s, pa roofs space. open as d, fro out we’ll he sai s tho ate ere rks to traveling with Pam, who re- the wave pool and four slides. superior job for the district and an “It open space ’s a tre ugh m d. featur of ho d tiles open There haveBy, Ashley Color ’s the tired eight years ago. mes. is its Next came Surfer’s Cove and will remain a pillar for the Hyto solsoado,� first of in thespace ’s a sig nearly spareimers ce de creati e of sus Th nts 20 an ar Ea areimers@ourcoloradonews. The break is well-deserved Thunder Bay in 1984, followed land community and a valued nifi e he sai the taina its kin reatio can en and bu cant 0 acres d trails pays ch bu commbigges on cenon cen bild. d in com co after years of dedication to not by River Country in 1986. ild of ter joy resource for the district. nal unity t for a fee ofilder wh the n sai ter is . aspect the vie ing are mmitm open Its e only the Hyland Hills District, o , sta bu $3 a “River Country really put WaGoing forward, Mastriona te of moun proxim of the ws an a wh ent to quali ilding ,000 buys mm d. “It’s $3 millio ere at a Laundro- but the community. lot pe It alld ou started tha tai ity itte ter World on the map because it said he will take with him the comm ple resiias solfied ren . If the r lot int s in Ca n to tdo Greg “w ns an -Mastriona D silv d to sust expen faHis leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experiewab y build o the ndela ar point ork, din d oth Bomat an uld inun1969. ity.� or recsiv s d.� er certifitainabil e the d other panels, le energ the ho trust , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,� ences he’s made over the years, ation Golde ity. d So ed, major techn geothe y sys mes behip for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orand s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play�looking with in olo tem rm ity is an his If it ere Pam happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he rtifi Energy oth wife pe and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-o cat an fee occu d nin home run into er get pu selwife the stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . ling of the execu- Golf Courses at Hyland Hills, which allowed for people to worked with. But for those who a reb mps e ho s are Charl pied. in me ate tive director of the Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Promepa uncil ards set ans the owne the tru sustai ooses no ie Mc interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the fors are unde nie of nable . r co Ka by the t to alrand Park District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.� velop s, the taina r to use st and mer director, just take a look in will ead Recreation n-n build commy with Ch is ava quali ble to y bu my merci ment “She told the ilable ties, heat be heate Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. ilt wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC Mo impro retrofi the al pa hasn’t ercial deurchwas pu d to Ranc ha drawi re tha vem t their sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built “I always had a candy drawer sta tt sol mp sys and vel ents, h Co ho the ho fee an s been rt of n ng ar the rted yet op give interview,� Mastrio- course, Water World. er, me mint d over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, “One reside just sus Veldh me with meof the pane tem sai anm for uiz nts som grocery erest fro comm ls sit sus na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,� e oth sustai electr on a es and thing is out to tainable en said. sto m co unity, the co er po res to m Ca 360-d the bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs the nable icity “W nv living there- where is all started.� the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. egree view,� natur ndelas we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien can featime. That’s ce sto thoug is al the most recent addition, the he see ainab McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Stand view fro said. beau res h. started his 43- dren in the district. ty n ility it “R Mile High Flyer. e to well y Rang Denver ley La m any eside of the In the Know feawork for ma as For said. year Hyland Hills career as a “The best part of the job is ke, nts ho “Voyage was built in 1994, e. ny and on it mo me the visit have of the The golf course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,� and we still have hour-long for ma yea www.l re inf rs an DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th nytendent, ivefor ormati ak on ns, do ey defin beau year d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,� Mastriona said. “It’s a on w w

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Peniston adop this year. last care, hood educ By Darin moriki the busyShe’s Street. He said have witneted similar polic siana, � she said. ation and early nition the expansion is workg been repre are saying there the legis Kiplin dmoriki@ourcoloradonews.com healt spon of 25 toWest ssed tens of ies mins people “I that senti who the when h and sorin dollars lation ter bill to cont was carry overall of milli and the Hil sixthink he in to bengfixed Medical can use the defi- concerns g this year “I years, thatarea inue it on ing out needsfor lost in Family Jack Hilreflects is ers,� he savings for their ons of the the polit hing so she know saidlast She said Leave Act. and it got around said. Regional Transportation District General tion,� the munity he heard from is somet taxpayam ical who r conges the s the work her cross mem the state This year for the comto way more peop bill woul bers on fire. So Capi commissione Manager Phil Washington declared high exand in For this y tol. it comes Uliba to get thating with Sen. comcom d allow Count their ing front of le to be upco Evie Huda I in using Douglas on’s policy sessiaon, put ming legis their hom porches Devewith the Officrri will be work pectations as RTD continues several transhis camp considere bert, FMLA, k ners, she isof the coaliti Last sessi in place.� - session of the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 10 at the state Capitol. Guns, marijuana, civil unions e aign like es Gov. John Hickenlooper gives his State of the State address to a joint lative chair lopm d of durin as child focus dom trail. Econ portation projects targeted toward the Denon gran ent and serveshood g Trad estic parting He is bill, und omic HB 1170 Peniston’s tann eastbo parents. dchildren and education onon, e to topics early Internatio . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. , mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,� definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, millions a bill of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll state Reuter along of h mini be percen left, Jane dolly mem to pay 30 greatest city in theFrom West,� Washington said. “Iby Growt ng a bette Photo that ensu sponsoring bers.� for the session. more than r way e kickoff legislation res indiv ization requ really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ one faced and inpa ired hospitalof teleph financial iduals that 20 years. done through the transportation investments tient treat have ng the next with a series on has been adversity ment ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.� Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,� outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for jreuter@ourcoloradonews.com House , and Repub are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state SenateCounty legislative ss owner proper my.� the in busine econo raising fund FasTracks. This means if current finanas jority urged lanes. testify and come across t business Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of the Dougl McNulty Capitol,� n ditional new thing that has cial projections remain as they are, the North members could impac for a is just no at the state issues of concer said that more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The one “show up “is that there and toll Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwere when delegation said, them t rters e-spon of back r Hilber suppo procedure for patients with his form of liver could go pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring decid19 clear,� By Jane Reute table. world you donews.com what is decid cancer may give him several more months. es on Page Count are on the way in the session held . But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these No matter free.� r@ourcolora Douglas tors continu ays. kickoff y Legisla tive roadw Center g Count That’s a precious gift to a man who a year legisla remain existin Medical totwo projects will be done way before the prog to Douglas in- sored in g (lanes) will Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results at the among the first patients in the United States they go over cted planned FasTrack network projects, includDepart- heavilymeetings, when to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the survey condu cuts to the ruary ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit telephone some recent first of a handful of centers permitted to from a recent ch Consultants. restructure (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. d with these uction could Defens Resear of perform it pending approval from the Food forwar constr Hill s go ment “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but need to s view could be by that route, sooner,� he said. and Drug Administration. “If we go “I think we “but I think they our I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that requires 2014, if not he said, t compromiseon to start in early The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,� ing the doesn’ knock down — the knock down being the like “I financ n: way that for the vast no attenti obviously ocular melanoma in January 2012. The fast- Doctors and nurses prepare Timothy Forehand for surgery Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Dallas we pick a done in a On fiscal resolutio cuts remain permanent challenges — but the get up,� Washington y. There was the g taxes), that that they “If those two tax was a win. On growing eye cancer already had spread to man was diagnosed a year ago with cancer that has since spread to his liver. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen national securitthese cuts. I think the no- a vote (raisin r. But I don’t think most of the Bush said. “We’ve had these challenges, but we’re people I thought to citizens say. cuts, and we his liver, where tumors typically are lethal. happen, so it out furthewhat I am hearing detail paid we majority of American at all balanced with getting up off the canvas, and we’re getting would neveran across-the-board fix it, but now. We’ve it wasn’t “It’s a devastating diagnosis,� said Dr. options are citizens say `yeah, thought it negative side, to spend even more money them done pretty quickly.� � just do this bill e.’ g `let’s taxes.’ and going the debt was Defens hearin fact, Charles Nutting, who performed the pro prothe of pay I’m and tion are, in the Washington also said work on the nearly ne else to Department l. We’re cutting proabout the deficit all.� r option in to cedure. “Survival is only a couple months.� cut to the got to be serious the want someo it at was a popula ing 6.5-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line ey rationa “Personserious about Raising taxes surveys, but accord were “It just isn’t essential and giving ial The procedure performed last week Boldr magazine ban: certainly wasn’t ws.com to the future Westminster station is about 33 are By Ryan are essent high-capacity limit. I think this notion town hall 9 percent of people rcoloradone concentrates chemotherapy treatment to grams that to programs that On proposed be a percent complete. This rail segment, which is ms that early That only rboldrey@ou tax and 42 there ought to armed Forehand’s liver, instead of his entire body, ns at all is wrong. same weight al security to progra wayside Hill’s surveyincreased property taxes. De ally, I feel that Debeing funded through RTD’s federally-funded of the U.S. be any regulatio s should sales r veteran so high doses of cancer-fighting chemicals gone by the in favor of to our nation that there shouldn’tabout high-capacity magazine inher20-yea $1.03 billion Eagle P3 Project, is Aalso part of d increasing in favor of should will Crisshave essman Mike little value.� differ- percent favore numbers, 42-41, Seal, nation can saturate the organ. The idea, Nutting probably reCongr said, the question legislatures, because there the re or have the planned Gold Line through Arvada and ora) plans lf counforces, agoAndy al lane, the higher trainin of state himse time by new s the parts g chef for HuHot spite said, is to “try and really beat up the tumors a long fancie Carpen be decided ent different an (R-Aur tolling one Wheat Ridge that is expected toCoffm be opened by of his efforts ean said he own party standards for is an issue Dr. Charles Nutting taxes over was not sufficin as Coffman ers in his as much as you can.� saleslian rt Mongo ently be varying rounds is too much but that General l that there Grill, ted focus much 2016, according to current RTDto projections. left, gets many memb licans don’t suppo 100 congressiona e in an electio the Colorado The drug-infused blood is then collectport sugges flames ent from new try. I feel that passag the for Washington said he has highin hopes the going on a and decided by Some of the lot of Repub to secure n affairs. Mongolian ed as it leaves the liver, filtered to remove in that a on vetera that must be debated in- support on, D.C.� e spending. 18-mile Colorado Department of TransportaTABOR. grill as other session an’s eyes to defens re-elected not in Washingt as much of the chemicals as possible, and lives of ocular melanoma patients by about cause it’s all irrelevant. I don’t think one required by in Coffm any cuts recently chefs prepar Assembly and The projtion-led U.S. 36 BRT (bus rapid transit) the table whether U.S. for Coloe dishes for returned to the body. The method not only six months. Some have lived an additional day at a time. I live my life the way anybody things on levels in Europe; arentative customers that ect between downtown Denver and Boulder. repres ility that of Veterfour lanes now troop ed in cost-shour at the new would. 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Douglas County School Board Vice President Dan Gerken resigned the week of Jan. 7, and already has stepped down from his seat. He cited growing family and work obligations. Board President John Carson said the group will begin the process of finding his replacement during the Jan. 15 board meeting. Gerken was elected to the board in 2009, and his term was set to expire in November. He did not return calls for comment, Gerken but Carson said there is no mystery surrounding his resignation from the education reform-focused board. “We depend on people being willing to take a lot of time out of their lives and work and families to do this,� he said, noting board members invest at least 20 hours a month to the unpaid post. “Dan has served selflessly in that capacity for over three years now. I greatly appreciate what he’s done for our school district.� Carson said Gerken first approached him about resigning shortly after the new year. “I tried to talk him out of (resigning), but he made his decision,� he said. Though the board has often been criticized for its fast-paced reform efforts, Carson said he doesn’t believe that was a factor in Gerken’s resignation. “If you run for office, you have to be prepared for that,� he said. “Speaking for myself, the reason I got involved in public education was to make some changes in public education that I think have been needed for a long time. I know Dan felt that way as well.� In seven years on the board, Carson said this is the fourth vacancy filled by appointment. “It’s not an infrequent occurrence,� he said. The board has 60 days to fill the empty seat. Any candidate must live in Gerken’s district — District D — which extends from Castle Pines to the southeast corner of the county. Potential school board candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a 12-month resident and registered voter of the district, and have no direct or indirect interest in district contracts. All current school board members are registered Republicans, but the office is officially nonpartisan. “We’re just looking for people that are interested in improving public education, continuing to make our school district the best, and keep making it stronger,� Carson said.


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