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Transcript Golden 4/4/13



April 4, 2013


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Jefferson County, Colorado


Water supply deep enough Golden staff says city water adequate for a dry summer By Glenn Wallace Golden will not dry up this summer, even if it is another long and hot season. Those were the comforting word from the city’s Public Works Director Dan Hartman at City Council’s March 21 meeting. The city’s three reservoirs (located in Clear Creek County) reached 100-percent capacity in early March. That, combined with spring and summertime water rights, should be enough to meet the city’s water needs, even if the drought worsens. Hartman warned that it was still looking like a dry year. “We’re deep enough in the year, it’s hard to gain too much ground on precipitation levels,” Hartman said. As of last week, statewide snowpack was only at 77 percent of average. Golden and the Clear Creek watershed are part of the South Platte basin, which is the deepest area in drought, with only 67 percent of average snowpack. The dry winter has already led Denver Water, among other water providers, to impose early drought restrictions on their users. City Council actually approved some short term water sales last month, taking advantage of a surplus of water resources. There are several reasons for Golden’s comfortably wet condition. Hartman said 2000 was the city’s heaviest water use year.

Will Stambaugh, water resource officer for the city of Golden, stands in front of the spillway monitoring station at the city’s Guanella Reservoir. The reservoir, located along the West Fork of Clear Creek near the town of Empire, is the primary storage facility for Golden water. Photo by Glenn Wallace Since then, the repair of older, leaking city water lines and the city’s water conservation program, and the 1-percent growth cap have helped keep the city’s water use down. Golden represents only 1-percent of metro area water usage. Golden’s status as one of the oldest founded cities in the state also helps. During the winter, Golden has first claim on

Clear Creek water. During irrigation season, beginning this spring, that priority drops to fifth, which is where the city’s 2,900 acrefeet of water becomes important. At least once a week, Water Resource officer Will Stambaugh makes the drive up I-70 to check on the reservoirs that serve the city. The largest of those, the Guanella Reservoir, sits just west of the town of Em-

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Farm lifestyle home to roost

Protest held to shame former commissioner

Backyard chicken, bee allowances expanded

Odom stopped attending county business seven weeks early, still paid

By Glenn Wallace

By Glenn Wallace Former District 2 County Commissioner John Odom was the subject of a protest (and two parody songs) in front of the Jefferson County courthouse and administrative building on March 26. The dozen protesters were calling on Odom to be held accountable for missing the last seven weeks of county meetings drawing on his salary and benefits — costing taxpayers an estimated $15,500. “This is all we can do,” protest organizer Judy Denison said, acknowledging that since Odom broke no law when he abandoned his post, shaming him had become their only recourse. “We hope it’ll be on Google any time people look him up, and that other politicians think twice before doing this,” Denison said.

pire. The reservoir, built 10 years ago, is unique in that an underground wall of bentonite slurry ensures that the groundwater around the reservoir can also be counted toward the city’s storage. Stambaugh knows the reservoir well.

Standing in front of the Jefferson County administrative building in Golden, and dressed in red, white and blue, Steve Stevens (left) Bob Haworth and Judy Denison sang songs and spoke out in protest against former County Commissioner John Odom walking away from his job for seven weeks while still collecting pay and benefits. Photo by Glenn Wallace Dressed in stars, stripes, and 100 pounds of musical instruments, Bob O’Luney’s One Man Band (also known as Bob Haworth) helped perform the protest songs. The first, sang to the tune of “Working on the Railroad,” begins: “Odom wasn’t working at the courthouse, all the livelong day; He walked right off his job, and still collected pay.” The second song, a riff on “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean,” features the chorus “Just pay back, pay back, please pay back the money you owe John O.” To return the money, the protesters sug-

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gested that Odom donate $15,500 to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, since that agency had its funding cut by $140,000 due to budget constraints last year. The protest organizers say that such an issue transcends political affiliation, and deals directly with morality and ethics. Odom, who ran and lost for state senate District 20 in 2010, had been appointed to Jeffco’s 2nd commissioner’s district in March 2011 to fill the seat left vacant by Kevin McCaskey. He ran for election in Protest continues on Page 20

Backyard farming just became easier in Jefferson County. The Board of County Commissioners voted a unanimous 3-0 on March 26 in support of opening up the backyard animal special permit process to all residentially zoned single family detached, or two-family dwelling in the county. The owner of the animals will be required to apply for a miscellaneous permit, giving the county a chance to make sure basic health and safety standards are maintained. The permit system and the county’s requirements were based on existing chicken and bee rules that are already in effect for Denver area municipalities, including some in Jefferson County. Those wanting to raise chickens or bees will have to have a minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet. Only six chickens total, or one bee colony per 4,000 square feet will be allowed. Home continues on Page 20

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The green road signs flash along Interstate 25, heading south. Pueblo, this exit. Cañon City, Salida, Buena Vista, that exit. About 50 miles south of Pueblo, you can head east on State Highway 10 to La Junta and Las Animas. A right on 160 west takes you into Huerfano County and along a thread of towns with names like La Veta, Blanca, Alamosa, Monte Vista, Del Norte. That’s the road my husband, our son and I are traveling to Durango in southwestern Colorado, not far from the New Mexico line, a region we are exploring for the first time. Along the way is a faded blue billboard that talks about Río Cucharas, the river that flows from La Veta to Walsenburg. What does that mean? my husband asks. Spoons River, I answer. He smiles. It’s a whimsical image — but one, I realize, that never gets painted unless you know the significance of the words. It makes me wonder: How much of place and culture gets lost in non-translation? So much of Colorado’s heritage is entwined in the Spanish names of its towns, rivers, mountain ranges, counties and streets — even the state itself (Colorado, red or colored). But throughout generations, we’ve Americanized their pronunciations so much — Salida becomes Sa-LIEdah rather than Sa-LEE-dah, which means exit — that we don’t recognize the language as Spanish anymore. They become, simply, words without definitions. And without meaning, the link to the past breaks. “For non-Hispanos, that connection has been lost in many ways,” said Bill Convery, Colorado’s state historian. “We lose a little bit of the richness of our culture when we forget the meaning of a place name. Understanding these meanings helps establish our own sense of place — it gives us grounding in our community which, as Americans, is constantly in flux.” For many Hispanos the connection remains alive but fraught with emotional complexity, said Maruca Salazar, executive director of Museo de las Americas, a Denver organization committed to preserving Latin American art and culture. “Behind all of this, there is a very intense past,” she said. “The connection was not a friendly one — it was an imposition. … We come from a conquered nation, a conquered people. That makes us very unique.” Colorado has been home to many ethnic populations — Native Ameri-

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cans, the first, going back more than 10,000 years; French; Germans; Irish; and others. But the first and largest non-native group was the Hispanics. In the 1500s, Spanish expeditions followed Native American trails in a search for, among other things, gold. Spanish explorers drew the first maps of the state. The Arkansas River in Pueblo, south of Colorado Springs, marked the border between New Spain and the U.S. When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, it offered land grants to reinforce land claims against encroaching U.S. settlers. But following the MexicanAmerican War in 1848, in which a number of southwestern states including New Mexico, California and southern and western Colorado were ceded to the U.S. for $15 million, many landowners were stripped of their property by U.S. courts. A battle for identity ensued. “Imagine going to bed Mexican and waking up American,” Salazar said, quoting her mother-in-law, whose family has been in Colorado for seven generations. “Imagine losing your land. …” The railroads in the 1870s also transformed the region. The Denver & Río Grande Railroad wanted to reach Mexico and the Gulf Coast across the Río Grande (big river), so it included the river in its name to appeal to its continental aspirations. It established towns such as Alamosa (cottonwood) and Antonito (little Anthony) to compete with older Hispanic settlements, Convery said. But the railroads also pushed many Spanish-speaking farmers and ranchers into the northern parts of the state as English-speaking settlers moved in and changed the economic and political landscapes. They left behind, however, an enduring trail of history in places, traditions and influence. Many of the names that dot the southwestern part of the state, such as Barela and Cordova, come from the families that first settled the area. Conejos County is one of Convery’s favorite stories. The county moniker, which means rabbits, came from the naming of the creek, so billed in the 1850s because its waters “ran as fast as a rabbit.”

Huerfano County comes from the volcanic butte that stands as a lonely sentinel — a huérfano or orphan — on the plains near Walsenburg. It was a major landmark for Hispanics traveling through the area, Convery said. The tiny town of Del Norte (from the North) got its name as the northern end of the Río Grande. Franciscan monks, following the Spaniards who named the San Luis (Saint Louis) Valley, watched the summer sunlight turn the earth of the nearby mountains a deep red. “It looks like blood,” Salazar said. “That’s what the Franciscans saw.” And so they called the range Sangre de Cristo, the blood of Christ. French and Germans also left their marks. Walsenburg was initially La Plaza de los Leones after the León family, but was renamed by the German immigrant Fred Walsen. The French decided to call Río Jesús María (River of Jesus and Mary) the Platte (flat — a pronunciation from French) instead. Spanish explorers named the river near Durango Las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio (the lost souls of Purgatory). But French-Canadian traders called it Purgatoire, and later, Convery said, American cattlemen rechristened it Picketwire. Three different names — all reflective of the changing nature of history around the river. Like all names, they are stories that tell us how we got here. But we have to listen — and sometimes that means making the effort to translate. “Understanding the meaning and history of a place,” Convery said, “grounds us and helps us establish that we belong.” “Identity is an essential element of your psyche,” Salazar said. When “I know where I come from, I know what my values are.” As I scan a map of Colorado, poetic names jump at me — Dolores River, the river of sorrows. La Junta, the junction. Las Animas, the souls. What stories, I wonder, lie hidden in their names? And then there’s Mosca, a town of 674 people in the San Juan Valley whose name means fly. “I don’t know why it’s called Mosca,” Convery said. “But there’s got to be a story behind it.” One, assuredly, that gives meaning to life in Colorado today.

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All Price Ranges in Jefferson County Are Benefiting From Seller’s Market By JIM SMITH, Realtor® As you can read on my blog, While the lower and middle price This Week’s Featured Listing ranges appear to be leveling off in these same trends are seen both On my blog, you can see the in Denver and in the overall figures statistics for every MLS area along the high 60’s, the higher price for the total front range MLS. ranges are now moving in that the Front Range, including, of This Bear Valley Home Has Two Master Suites Next week, other anacourse, Jefferson Percentage of Jeffco Listings Under Contract lysts will probably lament So often buyers will tell $276,479 County, which I divide how inventory fell in March me that they want newinto the non-foothills home features — fiveby 1.8%, but they only and foothills areas. define inventory as “active” piece bathrooms, granWhat I calculate is listings. I define inventory ite countertops, and the percentage of unas unsold listings — active the like — but also RV sold listings that is parking and “no HOA!” under contract, both by plus under contract. The area and by price number of unsold listings at Those buyers will love range. 61.9% of the the end of March was 4.5% this 1980’s home at Take a Narrated Video Tour Online at 3239 S. Newland St., listings in the nonhigher than at the end of foothills area of Jeffco February, but the number which backs to a Lakewood park and is 2 blocks from a Bear Creek Park bike/pedestrian trail. were under contract as of listings under contract of March 31st, while increased by 11.7% in the Upstairs, three bedrooms were converted to a huge master suite and one guest bedroom. On the lower level, the 2½-car garage was convert36.5% of the foothills listings were same direction more dramatically same period. Yes, sellers are under contract. Those figures are than before. putting homes on the market, but ed to another huge master suite, and an oversized 2-car garage (not visible above) was added to the backyard. Open Saturday, 1-4 pm. Since beginning this index in up from 48.6% and 28% respecbuyers are snapping them up October 2011, I’ve never seen tively a year ago. quicker than they can be added. Jim Smith How that breaks down by price million-dollar Jeffco homes reach a Now that’s what I call a hot Broker/Owner range — and how that has trended level of 10% under contract, yet in real estate market! One March, this price range leapt to over the past three months — is of our current listings Golden Real Estate, Inc. shown in the above chart. (This is 14.5% under contract, while other drew 71 showings and DIRECT: 303-525-1851 homes over $500,000 increased part of a larger chart on my blog 28 offers in 2 days and EMAIL: which also shows Denver and total their percentage under contract by went under contract for 17695 South Golden Road, Golden 80401 almost half in just two months. MLS figures.) $55,000 over list price. Serving the West Metro Area COMMENT AT:


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One Sign at a time

Gail Parrish and her fiance Jake DeHerrera stand under the roadway sign at 118th Place and Sheridan Boulevard in Westminster, in memory of her daughter, Jenna Breen, who was killed by a drunk driver. Photos by Pam Wagner


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Gail Parrish and fiance Jake DeHerrera share a touching moment to watch as balloons are released at the memorial sign placed at 118th Place and Sheridan Boulevard to honor her daughter, Jenna Breen, who was killed by a drunk driver. For more on Jenna see Page 19.

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ouquets of flowers and bright green balloons adorned a bright blue roadside memorial sign at the corner of 118th Place and Sheridan Boulevard, where Jenna Breen friends and family gathered on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate her 23rd birthday. Breen, a 21-year-old former Arvada resident, was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the intersection in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, as she returned home from a latenight shift at a restaurant less than two blocks away. Her mother, Gail Parrish, said

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the emotional scars from her daughter’s death will never fully heal but explained that the memorial sign is a testament to her daughter’s desire to help others. It is mission that she said she hopes motorists will heed when they see the adage in bold letters above her daughter’s name: Don’t Drink and Drive. “It’s hard to see your child’s

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Gun lobbyist’s actions eyed in ethics probe Lawmaker admits using epithet in confrontation By Vic Vela A gun lobbyist is at the center of an ethics probe into whether he threatened an Evergreen lawmaker with political reprisal over her votes on recent gun bills. Republican Rep. Cheri Gerou filed an ethics complaint against Rocky Mountain Gun Owners political director Joe Neville, after the two shared a sharp exchange in the House lobby in February. Gerou hurled an expletive toward Neville during the incident, before he was escorted out of the Capitol. The interaction came on a day when emotions ran high inside the

building, where lawmakers were taking up votes on controversial pieces of gun-control legislation. Both Gerou and Neville testified about the incident before an ethics committee on March 27. The testimony is part of a process that ultimately will determine whether Neville violated a legislative rule that prohibits lobbyists from using political threats or deceit to influence lawmakers. Gerou testified that on Feb. 15, she received several emails from constituents who had heard she was going to vote for the Democratic-sponsored gun-control bills that were being debated that day — even though Gerou said she had no intention of doing so. Gerou voted no on those bills. Gerou found out later that day that Rocky Mountain Gun Owners was behind

the misinformation. The group had been sending out mailings to voters in Gerou’s district, which Neville has said was an effort meant to encourage voters to call Gerou and ask where she stood on the bills. “I have to tell you I was very angry,” Gerou testified. “I feel a personal responsibility to my constituents and I felt that not only that they were being told a lie, they were without reason feeling scared.” Gerou testified that she used an epithet when she and Neville spoke in the House lobby. “He stared at me briefly and he said: `You just earned yourself another round of mailers against you in your district, for a primary,” Gerou testified. Neville admitted saying something to that effect, but he told the committee that his reaction was made out of anger, and

that the comment was not meant to influence her votes. When committee member Sen. Mark Scheffel, R-Parker, asked Neville,“Why didn’t you just walk away?” the lobbyist replied, “Easier said than done, I guess.” “My job is to stand my ground, too,” Neville said. “I don’t apologize for standing up for the Second Amendment. That’s what I’m paid to do.” Neville further stated that he does not believe his actions rise to the level of an ethics probe. Testimony was scheduled to continue this week. The committee will forward the information to an executive committee, which can take any number of actions against Neville, ranging from doing nothing at all, to suspending his lobbying privileges.

Parties split on state $20.5 billion budget All Senate Republicans oppose ‘long bill’ By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews. com The Colorado Senate on March 28 approved a $20.5 billion budget that Democratic lawmakers are touting as evidence of an economy that is moving in the right direction. But their Republican counterparts see the socalled “long bill” as an ex-

ample of irresponsible overreach at a time of uneven economic growth. The budget, which begins its fiscal year in July, was passed on a party-line vote of 19-15, with one Democratic lawmaker absent. Highlights of the budget include more money for public schools and colleges, and construction projects. Also, state employees are set to receive their first pay increases in years. The state’s ability to do these things is the result of a stronger economy, aided by stock sales, a rise in em-

ployment last year, as well other positive economic factors, such as growth in retail sales and the housing market. However, economic forecasters caution that there are factors that could negatively impact the economy in the next year, such as the possible rise of interest rates and a shaky European economic environment. Sen. Pat Steadman of Denver, the chairman of the General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee, said during a recent budget floor debate on the bill that instead of the “maneuvering

and cash fund raids” that have been necessary in past years, there are “reasons to cheer” many things in this year’s long bill. “I believe we are bringing to you not only a balanced budget, but a responsible budget,” Steadman said. But, unlike last year, Republicans are in unanimous opposition to the budget, so far. Sen. Kent Lambert of Colorado Springs, who also is a member of the Joint Budget Committee, did not vote for this year’s bill. Lambert and other Republicans said the new budget’s

spending would exceed growth, and that the state cannot afford that. “We cannot add more money to add a Band-Aid to the bleeding,” Lambert said. Sen. Mark Scheffel, RParker, said “this is the largest budget that the state’s ever had,” and that he would not support it. However, Scheffel did vote for last year’s budget, which also was rather sizable. Steadman said he does not understand Republican opposition, considering that last year’s budget — which was based on a

gloomier economic forecast — was “wildly, bipartisanly popular, and for some reason, this year, it’s not.” The bill still has to be voted on in the House, before heading to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature.

Officials: Warren Watson confessed to crimes Man charged with 18-count indictment for rape, murder By Glenn Wallace

Wearing a gray jail jumpsuit, Warren Dale Watson kept his head and eyes down during his Jefferson County court appearance last week. It was Watson’s first court appearance, following an 18-count ive agrand jury indictment against him rease to a

sign cross Most Wanted turns self in nder The FBI has reported imthat Top Ten Most Wanted me a Fugitive Edwin Ernesto t has Rivera Gracias has turned and himself in to Salvadoran local authorities. Gracias, wanted for the thers violent murder of his girlADD) friend’s father-in-law in Auecialgust 2011, had been placed and on the FBI’s top 10 list less ently than two week earlier. sign Gracias was flown from El Salvador to Denver last week to face murder charges in Jefferson County.

Elder abuse guilty plea for couple

The husband and wife duo of William and Karen Young have entered guilty pleas to stealing $227,000 from William’s grandparents. An elder law/probate attorney contacted Westminster police in 2010 about potential theft from the accounts of Frances Gibbs, 93, and her husband Harland Gibbs, 92, who were staying in assisted living

for the rape and murder of Lakewood attorney Claudia Miller, 66, on March 5. Watson was arrested on March 8 in Boise, Idaho, and has been held in custody on a nobond hold. His case now moves toward felony trial. According to the Watson grand jury indictment, Watson, a felony parolee, was scheduled to meet

at Miller’s office in the 400 block of Union Boulevard to discuss legal matters. Later that evening, cleaning staff discovered Miller’s partially clothed body. An autopsy showed evidence that Miller had been beaten, tied up and sexually assaulted. Cause of death was determined to be strangulation. The day of the crime, a man identified as Watson was seen on security footage at several locations, using Miller’s stolen credit cards.

Miller flew to Boise, Idaho, two days later, in violation of his parole for a prior crime. Lakewood officers traveled to Boise to help apprehend Watson and to interview him regarding the Miller case. From the indictment: “He admitted to tying her up, going through her purse and taking her money and her credit cards. He admitted that he strangled her.” The felony counts against Watson include first-degree murder, sexual assault, aggravated robbery, motor theft and identity theft.


According to court documents, William Young used his power of attorney over his grandparents to empty their bank accounts, and use their credit cards. Bank records indicated the money was used to pay for the couple’s monthly mortgage, cable and utility bills, cell phone bills, airline tickets to Las Vegas, and to shop online. Both grandparents passed away prior to charges being filed. William Young, 41, could be sentenced to as much as 12 years in prison, while Karen Young, 42, faces one to three years in prison. The couple will be sentenced May 13.

Youth program worth a hoot

The Eagle’s Nest, Owl’s Roost (ENOR) youth program was recently named the winner of a $10,000 award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The ENOR environmental day camp was selected to receive the 2013 Con-

necting Youth with Nature through Natural Resources Conservation Education Award. The day camp is a 4-H program, which is offered by Colorado State University Extension and Jeffco Parks. ENOR actually refers to three camps — Owl’s Roost, Eagle’s Nest and the new Falcon’s Aerie — that offer students entering the fourth, fifth and sixth grades a chance to explore Colorado’s natural and cultural history through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. The $10,000 award supports all three camps. Registration for the summer 2013 ENOR camps is currently open. The week-long sessions will begin June 10 and run through mid-July. For more information, please visit or call 303-271-6620.

Voting guide now available

The 2013 Citizen’s Guide for Jefferson County, which lists national, state,

regional, county and municipal officials to aid county residents, is now available. The directory, compiled by the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, includes nonpartisan information related to voting, schools, courts, and all levels of government affecting county residents. It also directs citizens to other information sources as well as to specific agencies and

officials. Free copies of the guide may be obtained from your local library, county or city clerks’ offices as well as the Jeffco League Office, 303238-0032 or www.lwvjeffco. org. All information in the booklet is current as of February 2013. Funding of this 2013 booklet was made possible by the League of Women Voters of Colorado Education Fund.

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Now is the time to prepare for wildfires Colorado’s first major wildfire of the year didn’t even wait until spring. The Galena Fire prompted evacuations while scorching more than 1,300 acres near Fort Collins in March. The blaze was an all-too-early reminder of what Coloradans went through last year, what many consider the state’s worst ever for wildfires. Statistics, provided by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, tell the toll in 2012: Nearly 400,000 acres were burned. More than half a billion dollars in property was lost. The Waldo Canyon Fire alone destroyed nearly 350 homes. More than $48 million was spent in suppression efforts for the 16 largest wildfires of the year. Six civilians were killed. In our more immediate coverage area, the 2011 Indian Gulch Fire west of Golden did

OUR VIEW far less damage in consuming about 1,200 acres, but the smoke in the air days after day reminded us of the challenges of our neighbors across the state. Already in 2013, we must turn our attention to fire from ice. Even after several recent storms, snowpack is below normal levels and the state’s drought lingers. With little relief in sight, Denver Water and other utilities recently announced watering restrictions. It’s possible open-burning bans are not far behind in the metro area and around the


What should the state Legislature be working on? We asked grocery shoppers in Lakewood what they felt the Colorado Legislature should be focusing on, after a busy legislative session that has already seen big items like gun control, civil unions and the death penalty being brought up.

“I am pro gun, but antideath penalty. Maybe reversing some of the gun legislation, like the magazine limit.” — Brad Burrows, Wheat Ridge

“Employment, health insurance, that’d be good. Maybe new assistance with education, too. It’s almost impossible to pay for an education right now.” — Lyza Posey, Wheat Ridge

“I think gun control needs to be increased somewhat, but not to the extent some people are saying. Civil unions – I was definitely not in favor of that passing.” — Peggy Turner, Lakewood

“If anything, gun control. That’s definitely in the right direction.” — Kevin Clyde, Golden

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state. In anticipation of — or maybe more accurately, as a response to — wildfire season, four state legislators introduced a bill Monday that would create a state aerial firefighting fleet. The bipartisan proposal is a response to the dry conditions in the state and to the federal government’s dwindling fleet of firefighting aircraft, which Colorado relies on for help with large blazes. “Quite frankly, we are one lightning strike, one careless match throw, one terrorist intentional match throw away from a catastrophic wildfire in Colorado,” said state Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction. At this point, we can’t pass judgment on whether creating the fleet is the right way to go. Further, before introducing the bill lawmakers shied away from answering

questions on the program’s cost, which would include the initial funding plus maintenance. Certainly, it won’t be cheap. But we will applaud the legislators for bringing attention to and taking seriously the wildfire threat facing Colorado. The state needs more officials working toward solutions — not merely making speeches in the grim aftermath — when it comes to this issue. The burden is not on officials alone, however. We all play a role in wildfire prevention and safety. Make sure to take precautions like creating a “defensible space,” an area free from brush, around your home. If your city or county imposes open-burning restrictions in the months ahead, follow them. A year from now, we don’t want to look back at 2013 the way we do 2012.

Looking ahead in life Dear Teenage Daughter, These last couple months have been tough for you, I know. You, of course, seem to have come through it with your usual mixture of grace and awkwardness, and I doubt that five years from now you will think back on this time much at all. But it will change you, in subtle and important ways. First of all, let me say that part of me wishes I had the power to take all of that pain away from you. But I don’t, and the rational side of me doesn’t really want that power. If you do it right, pain is very useful. That’s why you’re sore after a great workout. As long as you learn from it. Breaking up with your boyfriend was one of the best things in the world for you. Not because he’s a creep, and not because he was bad for you. He wasn’t. But there’s only so much you can learn about yourself and about what you want from a husband later in life from one boy. I hope you think back on him fondly in the years to come, because he was your first love. And, sure, 16-year old love is mostly a cocktail of hormones, drama, and too much cologne, but that doesn’t change that he will always be your first love, and you will always remember the first guy you chose to make so important in your life. I hope you learn from that that you are loveable; that you are worthy of being treated like a princess; that you never have to compromise your values or your ambition to be loved, in return; and that whoever you end up with had better be able to challenge you to grow. That other thing, the car accident, was pretty normal — every kid has them. It really was a sort of best-case scenario, too: you weren’t hurt, you didn’t hurt anybody else, and it scared the bejeezus out of you.

Good. A car should scare you. But, like most scary things, that doesn’t mean avoid them. You have to learn to control that fear, to control yourself as a driver, and to control the car around you. It’s an amazingly valuable lesson, if you take it to heart. More important, though, are the particulars of the accident. You were so concerned about what was going on behind you that you kept your eye on the rear-view mirror too long and didn’t see the bad thing coming straight at you. Now, it’s pretty rare that life provides such a great metaphor all on its own, but, in this case, voila! You can’t spend your life worrying about the past. You can’t. You need to remember it, you need to occasionally look back and re-evaluate its lessons, but you have to keep your eyes peeled on the road ahead of you. What’s behind you will rarely overtakes and hurts you; what you don’t see coming straight at you will often be terrible. Look ahead, dreamer. And, as always, daddy loves. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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Gearing up for warm weather

For some of us when spring rolls around, it means that it’s time to get the wrenches out and tune up whatever we happen to ride for fun during the warm h weather. I have spent the last two weeks up to eap. for my elbows in grease and all kinds of slimy usly engine fluids getting my motorcycle ready. It’s kind of a pain, but once it’s done, the e ward feeling I get when I’m are back on the road hes again is priceless. But for some people, working on their es to vehicles is more than just a seasonal thing, it’s a full-time hobby. Here in Golden we e, pre- get to see the fruits of those labors all summer long as we have become something of a Mecca for car and hot rod enthusiasts. It’s the Colorado School of Mines 20th free anniversary E-days Car Show that will be r happening on the CSM campus in Golden ow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. They say that all cars, trucks and even to motorcycles are welcome, so if you have something fun that you want to enter, then just contact Jake Krapes at jkrapes@mines. edu or call 513-477-1631 for more information. Entry fee is $15, or $10 for students and veterans. There will be trophies and door prizes, plus music will be provided by Downtown Van Jeffries Mobile Rock and Roll Show. Now get busy, it’s time to download that entire “Best of the 60s” song collection into your personal music device so you can cue up “Little Deuce Coupe” and “GTO” when you need to.

in Golden there is one place, one building that has more to offer than any other place in the world that I have ever heard of. It’s the American Mountaineering Center, home of the Colorado Mountain Club. What is 3,000 divided by 365? It’s about 8.21. That’s the average number of events this club hosts per day in Colorado, all year long. Everything from hikes, to climbs to workshops to exhibits to film festivals, if you can do it in the mountains, you will find some activity connected to it in the CMC. Spring is an excellent time to look into joining this club. You will be oriented and all set for the summer once the warm weather begins. This club boasts about 10,000 members in the area. You want to meet some fun and active people of all ages? This is the place. Want to learn where secret trails are in Rocky Mountain National Park? This is the club that built them, and they know where to hike there to get away from the crowds. Do yourself a favor and go check out or just drop by the American Mountaineering Center on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. They will be more than happy to show you around. Now, go take a hike.

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There’s nothing to do around here I heard that statement from a teenager who recently moved here from somewhere back east. I have also heard that from some newly arrived adults in the area who didn’t really know anyone yet and seemed a little lost in Colorado. While there can be a limited number of ways to meet people outside of the workplace in other areas, here

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Right time for gun talks The March 21 editorial reported that some sheriffs believe it is untimely to consider gun control legislation in the wake of recent gun tragedies. Unfortunately, the politics surrounding gun regulation stifles rational debate during “normal” times. Even though many of us have supported more effective gun regulation for a long time, it seems to take a tragedy to focus public interest on the matter. Furthermore, government is often reactive. Recent consideration of cruise ship regulation was prompted by problems with cruise ships. A traffic signal is installed after too many accidents occur at an intersection. Wouldn’t it have been better to install the signal before the accidents happened? Regarding guns being a part of the Western heritage — slavery is a part of the Southern heritage and racial discrimina-


tion is a part of the national heritage. Heritage is not always worthy of worship. David Wolf Lakewood

Off the mark Your “Our View” editorial, “A land with problems, a nation with laws” is off the mark. Our nation is a nation with most laws ignored because it has become a nation of men, not laws. For example, the following laws are and were ignored by the nation of laws — bankruptcy laws (General Motors and Chrysler), the Defense of Marriage Act, immigration laws, marijuana laws, etc. The laws enforced are only those selected by men to be enforced. We are a nation of men, not laws. George Risley Lakewood


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‘Dog Protection Act’ would guide police Deaths of pets get legislative attention By Vic Vela

ETHICS IN BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON The Rotary Club of Golden and the Golden and West Chambers of Commerce cordially invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon.

Friday, April 19, 2013 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Denver West Marriott 1717 Denver West Boulevard, Golden Tickets are $35 per person, and prepaid reservations are required. Seating is limited, so make your reservation early (not later than April 12) at Two organizations will be honored, one for-profit and one non-profit, for leading the way in business ethics, integrity, and civic and social responsibility. The keynote speaker will be Corey Ciocchetti, assistant professor of business ethics and legal studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Corey is one of DU’s most popular and highly-rated professors. The master of ceremonies will be the always-popular Ed Greene, CBS4 weather and news anchor. For more information, contact Brian Richy at 720-383-4342.

It’s been more than two months since Ziggy’s life was taken from Jeff Fisher, but the pain of losing his fourlegged best friend has yet to subside for the Westminster man. “I miss him every day,” Fisher said in a recent interview. “I miss him being there in the morning and coming home to him. He was awesome. He was like a son.” Ziggy, an 8-year-old border collie mix, was shot to death by an Adams County sheriff’s deputy on Jan. 14, in an incident that resulted in two very different versions of events. But Ziggy’s death — as well as several other cases of officer-involved dog shootings around the state — could end up leading to a new law aimed at saving dogs’ lives when police are called out to residences. State Senate Bill 226, which has been dubbed the “Dog Protection Act,” would require local law enforcement agencies to put in place training, and to adopt policies and procedures officers would be required to adhere to whenever they encounter dogs. Republican Sen. David Balmer of Centennial, a sponsor of the bill, said in a recent interview that the idea would be for police to properly announce their presence whenever they are responding to house calls, in order to give owners some time to put their dogs outside, or into another room.

Ziggy poses for an undated photo that was taken by his owner, Jeff Fisher. Ziggy was shot to death by an Adams County Sheriff ’s deputy on Jan. 15. The incident is one of many that has spurred a bill in the state Legislature that is aimed at putting in place training and policies for police when they encounter dogs. Photo by Jeff Fisher “We in this bill are creating a duty for law enforcement officers in nonviolent situations to give the owner of a dog an opportunity to save their dog,” Balmer said. The bill states that there have been more than 30 officer-involved dog shootings around the state in the last five years alone. Balmer also said that in cases where dogs are shot by police, the officer had been responding to a non-violent situation. “Every time it gets covered by any news outlet, we find out about more dog shootings,” Balmer said. “It’s a bigger problem than any of us knew it

was when we first started (working on the bill).” Under the bill, a volunteer task force would be organized to develop training guidelines for law enforcement agencies. Balmer did acknowledge that there is a “giant exception” area of the bill that lays out several instances where police would not be required to adhere to the training. They include cases where police are responding to suspected drug houses, or if the house is included in a “dangerous dog” registry. Jennifer Reba Edwards of the Wheat Ridge-based Animal Law Center said those exceptions are reasonable, but that the ultimate goal of the legislation is to create an environment where police are better trained to deal with animals who are near and dear to the lives of many people in any community. “Most people don’t see their dog as some piece of property,” she said. “Most people see them as their short, hairy family members.” For Fisher, that was the case with Ziggy. His dog’s death was made even more tragic after it turned out that deputies were responding to the wrong address that night. Adams County District Attorney Dave Young has decided not to file charges against the deputy, citing “significant discrepancies” between Fisher’s and the deputies’ versions of events from that evening. Still, Fisher hopes that something good can come from this tragedy. “It was unreal what happened,” Fisher said. “But I hope this bill can prevent just one person’s dog from being killed.”

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Hundreds of kites will be flying high over Arvada April 13. The Arvada Festivals Commission, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Kite Club, is hosting the 11th annual Arvada Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Robby Ferrufino Park at 74th Avenue and Carr Drive. “It’s one of the biggest kite festivals anywhere,” said festival co-chair Dudley Weiland. April is also National Kite Flying Month. The festival will give amateur kiteflyers a chance to let their kites soar in a competition as well as give attendees a chance to see the pros guide flying creatures and dancing kites. The kite competitions are at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. and participants will be divided into two age groups —10 and younger and 11 and older.

a.m. While the kites are the focus of the festival, there will be entertainment and activities for everyone all day long. The Mile High Community Band will perform 10-11 a.m. and the Jefferson County Brass Band is playing from 12-1 p.m. For children, there will be bouncy castles, alpacas, face painting, balloon artists, zorb balls to roll around in, a small train to ride in and much more. Nearly 60 vendors will be at the event, including about 10 food vendors serving a variety of cuisines and using compostable plates and silverware. Parking is available at Warder Elementary at 80th Avenue and Carr Drive and at Meyers Pool, 7900 Carr Dr. Shuttle transportation with handicap accessibility will take attendees from the parking lots to the park. Dogs will not be allowed on the field during the festival. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 20. For more information, visit www.


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Four participants from each age group will be awarded a trophy in the four categories — smallest kite, largest kite, most visually-appealing kite and highest kite. From 3:15-4 p.m. the Rocky Mountain Kite Club will perform demonstrations. “Most everyone stays all day to watch the kites in the air,” said festival co-chair Jodi Weiland. “It’s really neat to see all the kites in the air with all the different shapes and colors.” In preparation for the festival, Majestic View Nature Center and the Susan Duncan YMCA are hosting kite decorating classes for children. Classes are at 4 p.m. Friday, April 5; at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St. Another class is at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St. Each class is one hour long and costs $3.50. Children must be preregistered to participate; to register, call Majestic View at 720-898-7405 or the YMCA at 303-422-4977. Children will have a chance to fly their creations at the festival at 10:15

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What began as a check on the welfare of a terminally ill man, turned into a murder investigation in Golden last week. On March 25 officers of the Golden Police Department responded to a residence on West 4th Avenue on a welfare check of 65-year-old David Wayne Reathman. Instead, police found the body of his wife, Barbara Reathman, 70. Police wanted to speak with David Reathman, and on the evening of March 28, he walked into the Golden Police Department and turned himself According to police, their investigation led them to charge David Reathman with first-degree murder. Reathman is currently being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail.

E-Days returns

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celebrate Engineers’ Days (E-Days) April 4-6. The traditional Ore Cart Pull begins 9 a.m. April 5, when students will travel on foot east on Colfax Avenue to the state Capitol building. On April 6, festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a car show in the CTLM parking lot and cardboard boat races down Clear Creek (in boats constructed only of cardboard and tape) at 10:30 a.m. A carnival, featuring music, games and food, will begin at noon on the IM fields. Other activities include a trebuchet launch at 12:30 p.m. and the soap box derby on West Campus Road at 1:30 p.m. The (weather-permitting) annual fireworks show will be held at the IM fields around 10 p.m. on April 6. For additional information, see the CSM website

Champion of change

The White House is honoring Lakewood resident Peggy Halder-

man, founder of the Golden Backpack program, for her work providing meals for hungry children on Rotary Day at the White House on April 5. She is one of 16 Rotary members from around the country being honored as a “Champion for Change” for their volunteer work to improve the lives of others either in their communities or around the world. The Golden Backpack program is an innovative way to address the hidden hunger problem among children that exists in so many communities. It is becoming a national model for dealing effectively with the hunger issue in America. The Golden Backpack Program provides weekend food for hundreds of area children who might otherwise not have any food at home. In an email to her fellow Golden Backpack Program volunteers Halderman wrote, “You all are such an important part of the Golden Backpack Team ... this one’s for you all as well!”


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Curb appeal is one factor that can help a home sell faster and for more money.


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fers. There are still ways to get the best price possible on an offered home. With sellers hoping to get the most possible for a home and buyers interested in spending the least, it’s sometimes a battle of wills when it comes to hashing out a confirmed price in the world of real estate. Sellers who wonder whether they’ll struggle to get a

good offer can hedge their bets in the right direction by employing a few strategies. * What you see is what you get: It’s difficult to change first impressions. If a potential buyer pulls up to a home that doesn’t give them “warm and fuzzy” feelings immediately, it may be hard to eventually sway opinion of the home -- even if it’s pristine on the inside. Individu-

als do judge a book by its cover, which means that effort should be put into making a home’s exterior as appealing as possible. Landscaping should be neat and lush. There shouldn’t be any obstacles leading to the front of the home. Items that look in disrepair should be mended. Curb appeal does matter. * Use a real estate agent: Many people forgo this step, thinking they can sell their home just as well without an agent and not have to pay commission in the process. A real estate agent is schooled in the process of negotiating the price of an offered home. In fact, the more a home’s selling price, the higher the agent’s profit. That’s incentive right there. Furthermore, agents know the average prices of similar homes and can help a seller price and market a property correctly. That may add up to a faster sale (and a better offer). * Price it competitively: Some sellers think the higher they price their home the more money they’ll get for it. The fact is, the longer an overpriced home sits on the market, the less appealing it will appear to buyers. Individuals looking for a home may repeatedly see the listing and wonder what’s wrong with the home. Even if it’s the best home in the neighborhood, it may be seen

as a red flag that’s best avoided. * Give people what they want: Buyers often prefer updated kitchens and bathrooms. Most buyers out there are not looking for “handyman specials.” They want a relatively turn-key property. A kitchen or bathroom that is an eyesore can repel potential buyers. Home shoppers may be more inclined to go closer to asking price if some of the bigger-ticket items are already completed. * Don’t be an open book: If a buyer knows that time is of the essence or the home is “priced to sell,” he or she may sense that desperation, almost guaranteeing a low-ball offer. Sellers shouldn’t let on too much about their reasons for selling or make it seem like they’ll be in dire straights if the home doesn’t sell quickly. Selling a home under duress is not likely to cause prospective buyers to pony up. * Don’t be afraid to counter-offer: A buyer who is excited to get an offer on a home in a slow market, but feels the offer is below value, should definitely counter-offer. While the buyer may not accept the counter, he or she may make another offer that is more to the seller’s liking. ■ Metro Creative Services



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Garage Sales

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Estate Sales

Garage Sale

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Furniture 6 oak book cases 36x84 $95ea. / obo Infrared Sauna $1099/obo 2 china cabinets w/china make offer Marty (303)995-2995 Castle Rock Furniture Sale Cherry wood entry table, coffee & end tables, couch/matching chairs. Solid oak double bed set, kitchen ware, solid oak computer desk and table and misc. everything like new. 303-386-3162

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Climax Molybdenum Co. – a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, and the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and molybdenum-based chemicals – has two operating molybdenum mines in Colorado.

Our Climax and Henderson operations are now hiring! Our Climax operation, located 10 miles north of Leadville, consists of an open-pit molybdenum mine and mill. The Climax mine is one of the largest, highest-grade and lowest-cost molybdenum mines in the world. Climax Mine opportunities: • Mill Diagnostic Electrician – Job #1204301 • Senior RCM Technician – Job #1203606 • Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic – Job #1205082 • HR Generalist II – Job #1300482 Our Henderson operation consists of an underground molybdenum mine, located 38 miles east of Silverthorne, and mill, located 20 miles north of Silverthorne. These two sites are connected by the longest conveyor of its kind in the world – a 15-mile elevated belt that passes underneath the Continental Divide, through an old train tunnel and above ground to the mill. Henderson opportunities: • Mill Industrial Electrician (Henderson Mill) – Job #1300296 • Senior Surveyor (Mining/Underground) (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300245 • Chief Electrical Engineer (Henderson Mine) – Job #1300591

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Life Care Center of Evergreen Multiple full-time positions available. Must be a Colorado-certified nursing assistant. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits in a team-oriented environment.


in Castle Pines Golf Club Be a part of our elite team at the exclusive Castle Pines Golf Club. Full time/Part time and Weekend positions available in Housekeeping and Laundry. Call 303-814-6252 for an interview appointment. Fax resume to 303-6608453


Needed. Regional Western States 3 to 4 nights out – 65K annual avg. + Ben 4K sign on bonus – Apply:

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ServiceMaster Clean has several part-time janitorial openings throughout Denver. Immediate evening positions available in Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.

Western Summit

Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8-5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

Did you know...



Auction 800+/- Acres 6 Tracts C.R.P., Irrigated, Hunting Lodge April 23, 9:30AM Location: Stratton COmmunity Center United Country - Rocking X Land Company 719-346-5420

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We are community.

Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Accounting/ Bookkeeping


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

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• Re O fertili

Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

Columbine Custom Contracting & Sprinkler Service • Sprinkler Start Ups $40 • Aerations $40 • Fertilization $30 • Power Rakes $60 & Up • Fence Repair & Painting • Clean Up / Tree service • Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Licensed Plumber

Tony 720-210-4304

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Lawn/Garden Services

Misc. Services



with a Warranty Starting at $1575

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

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All Makes and Models Small engine repair also

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Please Recycle this Publication when Finished

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Tree Service

JACK BISHOP Owner Operator



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But weight: There’s less

2012 Jefferson Foundation High School Exhibition Best of Show, Sabrina Nesladek. Photo courtesy of Arvada Center

Talent shines at art exhibit Jefferson Foundation shows off high school artists By Clarke Reader Early education can make all the difference in a young artist’s life, and for the past 42 years, the Jefferson Foundation has celebrated the work of high school artists. The work of an influential teacher is also part of the celebration, and for the first time, this year a Jeffco alumnus will also have her work on display. The Jefferson Foundation High School Art Exhibition has been hosted by the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., for the past 36 years, and this year’s show will kick off on April 12 and run through May 12. The work of teacher Scot Odendahl and alumnus Heidi Jung goes on display April 5 through May 5. “This is definitely the best high school show in the area,” said Arvada Center exhibition manager and curator Collin Parson. “It started out being shown at the old Lakeside Mall, but has been exhibited here at the Center since its inception.” There will be more than 400 students

works from 23 Jeffco high schools. Parson said that Jeffco students are able to submit a certain number of pieces in a variety of categories — from painting to jewelry and sculpture to crafts and fibers — and teachers get jurors to come through and select the best works. “This is one of the few shows that our staff here doesn’t do any of the hanging or organization,” Parson said. “There is a committee of teachers who comes and does all the hanging, our staff just helps make sure everything is clean and presented right.” Odendahl teaches at Warren Tech High School, and has done some graphic design work for the Arvada Center prior to getting this exhibit. He works with prints and uses screen printing techniques to draw attention to the elements that he sees as the most important in his works. Jung, a graduate of Jefferson County Open School, first had her work display at the center during the 1989 high school exhibition, and is now returning for her largest exhibit yet. “It’s really been a feeling of coming full circle, since I’ll be doing some jurying and doing some collaborative works with my art teacher from school, Susie Bogard,” Jung said. “The fact that I’m doing this exhibit back at the Arvada Center is great.” Jung has been working since December to create a whole new body of work for the

If you go WHAT: 42nd Annual Jefferson Foundation High School Art Exhibition • Scot Odendahl: On the Roadside — Jeffco Teacher Solo Exhibition • Heidi Jung: Black and White — Jeffco Alumni Exhibition WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. WHEN: Jefferson Foundation — April 12 through May 12 • Scot Odendahl and Heidi Jung exhibitions — April 5 through May 5 COST: Free INFORMATION: call 720-898-7200 or visit www. show, focusing on her theme of monochromatic botanical paintings and drawings. “My brain is constantly in photography mode — I’m always thinking in pictures,” she said. “There’s a focus on botanical scenes because it’s kind of an endless subject, and I’m always looking at new kinds of plants.” Jung said art education growing up was crucial to her development as an artist, and she said that she took every single art class that was available while in school. “My favorite time of the day was always when the paints came out,” she said. “Art has been an enormous part of my education, and has really taught me some invaluable lessons.”

If you’ve ever wanted to travel on a weight-loss journey in front of millions of folks on TV, your chance is coming up. Eyeworks USA, the producers of the hit series “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” is beginning a nationwide tour to 13 cities — including Denver — in search of participants for season four of the weekly show. Candidates are invited to either attend an open call in one of the cities or send in a home tape. “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” features transformational specialist Chris Powell, author of the New York Times bestseller “Choose to Lose.” Powell documents the amazing makeover of 15 courageous “super obese” people who have 365 days to safely lose up to half their body weight. Powell provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. He guides each of the participants through a transformation process by moving into each person’s home. The Denver open casting call takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, 8260 Northfield Blvd., #1370, Denver. Information on how to apply can be found on the official casting website at Casting call attendees should bring a non-returnable photo.

Wild about Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry will make an official visit to the United States — including Colorado Springs — in May, according to a story broadcast last week on CBS. The prince is scheduled to be in the U.S. from May 9 through May 15 on behalf of several charities and the British government, the report said. “The 28-year-old royal is also scheduled to attend the Warrior Games for wounded veterans in Colorado Springs and visit New York City for an event promoting community-based youth athletics,” CBS reported. The prince also plans to visit New York City and New Jersey towns that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Harry’s last visit to the U.S. in May 2012 didn’t end up as a positive PR campaign after naked photos surfaced showing him with a female companion that were reportedly taken inside a VIP suite in a Las Vegas hotel.

Southern comfort

Southern Hospitality, the eatery that opened with barely a whisper recently, is a delightful and casual entrant into the downtown Denver restaurant scene. A gal pal and I checked it out last week, and I can’t wait to bring back Mr. On the Town, a Southern-fried food freak. The restaurant, at 1433 17th St., arrived among a plethora of press because of its New York roots with original investor, entertainment superstar Justin Timberlake, who since has sold his interest. But the Denver location is backed by Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic and a Colorado native. Celebrity buzz aside, we found some solid Southern Parker continues on Page 18


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ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Are you iffy about insects but bursting about butterflies? Would you like to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden at home this spring and summer? Join Majestic View Nature Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and go home with the know-how and some materials to get you started on your garden. The center is at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 10 and older. Sign up early; visit

OPEN HOUSE American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events:

THURSDAY/APRIL 4; LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 26, MAY 9-10, MAY 16-17 GOLDEN HS events Golden High School presents its spring choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The concert is free to parents and friends. Other upcoming events at the high school include: IMPROVE SHOW fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. All proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at shasbrou@, or 303-982-2813. ONE ACT Plays presented by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. More details to come. POPS CONCERT, presented by the school’s music department, is at 7 p.m. May 16-17. ALL EVENTS are in the auditorium at

the high school. For information about the events, or tickets, contact Angela Becker at

THURSDAY AND Friday/April 4-5 MUSICAL AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for the musical “Curtains” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5 at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Chorus dance call is in Denver on April 8, and New York City auditions are April 15-17. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition. FRIDAY/APRIL 5 BENEFIT PARTY Jeffco Outdoors Foundation hosts “Party for Parks” to celebrate the anniversaries and accomplishments of Jefferson County Open Space, Denver Mountain Parks and Great Outdoors Colorado. Party for Parks is from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Red Rocks Amphitheater Visitor Center. The event will include food, drinks, entertainment and both live and silent auctions. Tickets are available at or by calling 303-271-5934.

POST MEETINGS: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, May 9. Open to all veterans. ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST: 7 a.m., Friday, April 5, May 3. This breakfast provides an opportunity for representatives of city, county, state and federal government to coordinate and communicate current issues with other levels and their constituents. Open to the public. Charge at the door for breakfast. MEMORIAL DAY ceremony and parade: Ceremony is at 10 a.m. May 27, at the west end of the Arvada Cemetery. Parade is at 11 a.m. from 60th Avenue and Lamar Street to 53rd and Marshall Street. Both events are presented by the Arvada VFW and American Legion. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/APRIL 5-6 OLIVER TWIST Colorado ACTS presents a community production of “Oliver Twist” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. For those who loved the classic Charles Dickens story, enjoy again all of the fascinating characters from this exciting story. Call 303-456-6772 for tickets and information. MOPS SALE The 14th annual clothing and toy consignment sale to benefit the Bear Valley MOPS group is planned from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood. Visit FRIDAY/APRIL 5, APRIL 6, APRIL 11; APRIL 13 KITE MAKING Assemble, decorate and

take home your own sled kite at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Multiple times are available for this class: 4-5 p.m. Friday, April 5; 8:30-9:30 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 11:30-12:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6; and 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Make sure to come out and fly your new kite at the free Arvada Kite Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Robby Ferrufino Park. Watch the pros fly their kites at this Arvada Festivals Commission event. All materials are included in the fee. Call 720-898-7405 to register; classes fill up fast. Class open to ages 4-10 years.


“On Golden Pond” from April 5-20 at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 303-422-4090 or visit for tickets. Appropriate for all ages.

SATURDAY/APRIL 6, 8 TAX ASSISTANCE Seniors’ Resource Center, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, is offering free tax help for those in need of help through the VITA Tax Assistance Program. The program provides assistance with state and federal income tax forms, as well as the Earned Income Tax Credit and rent and heat rebate forms. This tool is available to tax payers in need of assistance who earned less than $50,000 in 2012. Appointments are required; call 303235-6921. Assistance available April 6 and 8. Call 303-238-8151 or visit www. for information, or if you are interested in volunteering. SATURDAY/APRIL 6 LECTURE SERIES Golden History Museums celebrates Women’s History Month with a tour April 6 that includes three homes in the 12th Street Historic District. After meeting at the Astor House Museum, attendees will learn about the homes’ early inhabitants, include Eliza West, draftswoman Alice Gow, and domestic servant Emily French. The tour will include a discussion on architecture and the history of the area. Tickets are required; call Golden History Museums at 303-278-3557. CAR SHOW Sae and Racing Club

presents the 20th annual E-Days Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Registration comes with a T-shirt. Register via email to Jake Krapes at or call 513-4771631. Trophies and door prizes will be awarded.

SATURDAY/APRIL 6 TO JUNE 30 DEGAS EXHIBIT Foothills Art Center presents “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30. The exhibit presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303-279-3922 or visit

FRIDAY/APRIL 5-20 THEATER SHOW The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents

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A rally of around 40 supporters of universal background checks for gun purchasers was held in Golden on March 28. The event was one of 120 such rallies nationwide, organized by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as part of a National Day to Demand Action. Matt Golab, pictured, from the political action group Organizing for Action was among the speakers. In attendance were several members of the Golden City Council, including Mayor Marjorie Sloan, right side, black coat. Mayor Sloan, an active member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group said that her motivation to become involved in gun control efforts began after attending memorial ceremonies for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting last year. “Just the sheer impact from one incident of gun violence, really brought it home for me,” Sloan said. More information about the campaign, and proposed gun control laws are available at www. Photo by Glenn Wallace

Parker: Lone Tree presents ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’ Parker continued from Page 17

comfort with the service and the fare. Some of what we sampled were crispy buffalo shrimp, crispy fried pickles, Southern fried chicken and roasted corn. No room for the much-lauded banana pudding or “grandma’s bourbon pecan pie.” Southern Hospitality is known for its extensive whiskey and bourbon selection, but since I don’t drink brown, I was perfectly happy with a vodka and soda. Great place to drop into or go on the website for a reservation: www.shdenver. com. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Game day Grill grub

Vesta Dipping Grill wants to “take you out to the ballgame” (so to speak) beginning April 5 when baseball fans will have another alternative for food on the way to Coors Field. Vesta’s Pre-Game Pop-Ups will feature Korean BBQ Rib Sandwiches ($6) and Fresh Fruit Cups ($4) sweetened with agave FREE Estimages & syrup and chili lime. Other specials may Inspections “pop-up” throughout the season as well. The concept is the brainchild of Chef Brandon Foster, who says he wanted to “provide an alternative to traditional ballgame food on the way to Coors Field.” Both the sandwiches and fruit cups will be available out front of Vesta, 1822 Blake St., 90 minutes before every Rockies day game, and select evening games through the 2013 season. Check out the restaurant’s Facebook page,, for additional games and specials.

Hank Williams reborn

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Check out the Lone Tree Arts Center’s production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” opening on April 4 and running through April 14. “Lost Highway” is the story of the legendary country singer and songwriter, who died at the age of 29. “Lost Highway” was conceived and workshopped originally in 1986 by the Denver Center Theatre Company. It opened on off-Broadway in 2002 to rave reviews. Local favorites, Kathleen Brady and Randy Moore, are among the many talented cast members. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at hank or at 720-509-1000. The Lone Tree Arts Center is located at 10075 Commons St., just off of Interstate 25 at the Lincoln Ave. exit.

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An enhanced SMART911 technology has been installed for use by the Wheat Ridge

police department, and the city is asking its residents to sign up for the free service at By signing up, residents will provide vital information that could help first responders, including the police, firefighters and other emergency personnel, act fast to save lives. Residents are encouraged to create a profile before an emergency happens. “We are really excited about this new service for the community and strongly encourage residents to take advantage of it. Taking a few minutes of your time to sign up could be invaluable in an emergency situation,” said Police Chief Dan Brennan. The free voluntary service is funded by the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority, and allows citizens residing in Jefferson and Broomfield counties to create a profile of personal, medical and household information. The data can include medical conditions, medications, disabilities, children’s photos, floor plans and other pertinent information about family members and even pets. To register your free and protected profile, visit or for more information, contact Communications Manager Larry Stodden at 303-235-2937.

Readers Choice party

Colorado Meetings + Events magazine threw a fab party last week to hand out the awards for the 2013 Best Of Colorado Readers Choice award winners, selected by the magazine’s readers via online voting. The top picks include attractions, planning companies, photographers, caterers, venues and more. As the magazine said, “We’re confident that the winners represent businesses and organizations that are defining the excellence our state is so wellknown for, and we thank you for joining us to honor this elite group.” The event (which was quite fun, and attracted a host of well-dressed young folks) took place Monday at the Denver Art Museum, catered by the awesome staff at Kevin Taylor Restaurant. Here’s the description of the awards criteria from the Colorado Meetings + Events website: “Every single winner in the annual Readers’ Choice Best Of Award campaign is hand-picked by the meeting planners, event planners and suppliers who read Colorado Meetings + Events magazine. “The Best Of awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. We achieve this by giving the power to determine the winners solely to the readers — every vote in each category is influential and important to determine the final winner. “The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service

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Memorials: Signs stay up for six years before being removed

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“I think it serves two purposes and the first is for people to see the signs and to be reminded that there are people who are dying because of drunk driving,” Clouse said. “A lot of times victims’ families also want to make sure that their loved one is not forgotten and didn’t die in vain, so there is that hope that maybe someone gets the message not to drink because of their loved one’s death.” According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) website, roadside memorial sign programs in the state date back to Nov. 1, 1994, when the state Legislature passed a bill to commemorate victims of driving under the influence (DUI)-related crashes. The signage program law was extended about a decade later on May 20, 2004, to also commemorate other impaired driving crash victims, including those killed in non-alcohol or drug-related accidents. The largest program, Clouse said, is currently run by CDOT, which allows roadside memorial signs to be erected on most state highways. In most cases, Clouse said she usually helps victims’ families fill out and submit a memorial sign application that must meet several requirements, including a conviction of the driver who caused the fatal DUI crash, a toxicology report analysis, written permission from the crash victims’ family members. Most cities that have roadside memorial sign programs usually charge victims’ families about $100 to create, install and maintain the sign, but Clouse said MADD will usually subsidize some of the costs, if not all of it. After CDOT staff has approved an application, a sign will then be erected as close as possible to the crash site but will be removed after six years and returned to the family. The problem, however, is that many of these requirements vary depending on the city or county administering the program. City of Arvada spokeswoman Wendy Forbes said the city’s program is similar to the one offered by CDOT but also pointed out a few key differences. The accident, she said, must have occurred within the city’s right-of-way and the sign must be for a person who was not involved in any other criminal activities when the accident happened. Forbes also said the

sign is only allowed to be posted for a maximum of two years before it is returned to a victim’s family. “We’ve definitely had some requests over the years that have been very powerful from family members,” Forbes said. “Unfortunately, sometimes in incidents like as these where tragedies are so unexpected, we have been told that it (the signs) brings comfort to residents as they drive by or frequent an area and see the sign up. We feel that this is just a small way that we can assist some of our citizens and residents during a time of tragedy and we’re willing to step up and do that for them.” While some communities have embraced the idea of taking up a roadside memorial program, other municipalities either have not considered the issue or voted against having a program in place on the heels of public opposition. Dan Hartman, the city of Golden Public Work Director, said a proposal to create a sign program has not been introduced by either residents or City Council members and pointed out that only one known drunk driving fatality has taken place on the city’s rightof-way during his more than 20-year tenure. The city of Lakewood, on the other hand, has a different position on the issue. City spokeswoman Stacie Oulton said the city had a policy to allow these signs from 2002 to 2005 that was tailored to complement CDOT’s sign program. That policy was later discontinued in 2005 and roadside memorial signs were no longer allowed in the city — the last sign to be taken down as a part of that program was removed in 2011. At issue, Oulton said, was the danger of creating a distraction for drivers who would take their attention away from the road to read the sign. She said the signs also “created strong and varied emotions” among some community members who were particularly concerned about placing the signs along residential streets. “The city had more than one situation in which a memorial sign created emotional distress for residents who would have to look at a memorial sign every day in front of or near their homes,” Oulton said in an email. There are, however, some exceptions to that rule. The Lakewood City Council approved a special request in 2007 to allow a roadside

Family, friends remember Jenna By Darin Moriki Those who have met Jenna Breen — even if it was just for a short time — will tell you about her warm personality and bright smile that could liven up any room. “She always had a smile on her face,” Breen’s mother’s fiancé, Jake Deherrera, said. It seemed only fitting then, her friends and family say, that the day she was memorialized at the intersection of 118th Place and Sheridan Boulevard was as equally warm and bright as the impression she left behind. Breen, 21, was fatally struck by a drunk driver who ran through a red light at that same intersection just over one year ago. She was killed less than two blocks away from the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, where she worked as a server for several years. Nearly two dozen of her closest friends and family members gathered on St. Patrick’s Day to honor the Arvada resident, who would have turned 23 the following day, and commemorate the installation of a roadside memorial sign inscribed with Jenna’s name on it. “We wanted to come here to the memorial and remember her as we all will forever

in our hearts,” Breen’s mother, Gail Parrish, said to the small group who each held a green balloon with the phrase, “Happy Birthday” written in small, white letters. “This is really hard seeing your daughter’s name on a sign.” For those who knew Breen, the installation of the sign about a month ago by the city of Westminster signaled the end of another chapter in their quest for justice — one that began shortly after 25-year-old Federal Heights resident Viet Quoc Nguyen pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in Breen’s death. The city of Westminster, as a part of its roadside memorial sign program, mandates that a conviction be successfully completed before a sign application is processed and approved. “They’re really important because they give a daily reminder to people that drunk driving is still killing people and that it is a big problem in our society,” Jennifer Clouse, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado victim services specialist, said at the memorial gathering. “It gives a name to the victims so that they are so much more than statistics and it gives family, friends, co-workers and neighbors a place and way to honor, recognize and remember the victims. I never met Jenna but I will never forget her either.”

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photographer Rod Pilcher will lead this basic photography course (for ages 10 and up) with a twist from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, May 5, at and around Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn camera parts, how your camera works, proper exposure, color, composition and lighting. A film or digital camera is required; S.L.R. (Single Lens Relex) is preferred. Registration is required by March 27; visit www.arvada. org/nature. This class also fulfills the requirements for Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge. An optional trip to The Denver Zoon on May 19 is not included

in class fee.

TUESDAY/APRIL 9 BALANCE CLASS Do you lack balance or fear falling? N’Balance, a six-week class, gives tips and exercises to develop strength and balance and provides tips to help if you fall. Classes meet from 11:35 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, April 9, through Thursday, May 16, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Register in advance with payment. Call 303-425-9583.






4 years

• A sign must be requested by the victim’s immediate family or a sponsor who has the family’s consent • The crash must have occurred within one year of the application date • The accident must have occurred on a city-maintained roadway • There must be no written opposition to the installation of a memorial sign from any immediate family member

Adams County

$50 • Memorial signs must be requested by immediate family members of deceased victims or close friends when no immediate family members are available

2 years with a 2 year optional extension

• The fatal crash must have happened on a county road in unincorporated Adams County

Jefferson County

• A sign must be requested by the victim’s immediate family or a sponsor who has the family’s consent


6 years


2 years

• A maximum of three names can be placed on the same sign • Text for the sign comes in five different options: Please Drive Safely; Don’t Drive and Drive; Please Ride Safely; Please Buckle Up; In Memory Of Memorial


• The victim or victims of the crash must not have been involved in any illegal activity at the time of the crash • The family or close friend of the victim(s) will provide the memorial sign to the city and it will be installed at no cost to the applicant • The sign design must follow the layout and colors determined by city staff and cannot include any logos • The crash must have occurred within one year of the application date

memorial for former Bear Creek High School student Samara Stricklen on West Alameda Parkway after she was killed in a head-on DUI collision. “The exemption was given because the unique circumstances of this case provided an opportunity for the sign to serve as an educational tool to remind students from the nearby Green Mountain High School about the tragic results of underage drinking,” Oul-

ton said. Clouse said she hopes some municipalities will eventually implement or reconsider creating a sign program. “Every jurisdiction is different,” Clouse said. “They just have this idea that their streets will get all cluttered with the names of people who died and I think that would be a really great thing. I’ll let you know when they start listening to me.”

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City: Water levels checked automatically from Golden City continued from Page 1

He was in charge of manually checking the nine groundwater monitoring wells that first winter it was in operation. Checking each site five times a week, Stambaugh uses skis to get through the deep snow.

“I didn’t really know how to cross-country ski — I didn’t know how to stop, except by falling down,” Stambaugh said. Nowadays much of the facility monitoring, including security video, is automated. Water levels can be checked from Golden. Inside the spillway house at the reser-

Protest: Former commissioner has not responded to requests Protest continued from Page 1

2012 against Democrat Casey Tighe, and though Odom held a lead at the end of Election Night, by the time all oversea and provisional ballots had been tallied, it was Tighe who had won by 738 votes. Odom only attended one county

commissioner meeting following the election, and stopped attending the other boards and commissions he had been appointed to, even though Tighe was not to be sworn in until the following January. The former commissioner has not responded to numerous requests for comment, including for this story.

voir, Stambaugh shows the gate controls that control exactly how much water is allowed to “spill” out. Last week, he let one-and-a-half acre feet of water out, to fulfill a water agreement with Clear Creek County. “It’s not such a big deal in wet years,”

Stambaugh said. “But in dry years, every drop in and every drop out is being closely watched by everybody.” To learn more about the city’s water visit the City of Golden website or attend the free Water Wise seminar from 6-8 p.m. April 18 at the Golden Community Center.

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“If we are complaint driven (code enforcement), what incentive is there for people to get a permit prior to getting a complaint?” District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe asked staff during the hearing. “If someone does have a zoning violation, we double

the fee for the permit to correct that, on top of whatever their violation fees might be,” answered County Planner Heather Gutherless. After some debate over fence height, minimum backyard square footage, and coop setbacks, the commissioners agreed to pass the zoning change.

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Eco-friendly landscape is low-maintenance Gardening expert’s plan can pay off By Melinda Myers


t’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low-maintenance strategies. Here are five strategies to create a lowmaintenance eco-friendly landscape this season. • Be water-wise: Save money on the water bill, time spent watering and this precious resource, water. Start by growing drought-tolerant plants suited to your growing environment. Once established they will only need watering during extended dry spells. Mulch with shredded leaves, evergreen needles, wood chips, or other organic matter to conserve moisture, reduce weeds, and improve the soil as they decompose. Fertilize with a low nitrogen fertilizer, like Milorganite, that promotes slow steady growth instead of excessive greenery that requires more water. Plus, it won’t burn even during drought. • Recycle yard waste in the landscape: Minimize the amount of yard waste produced, reuse what can be in other areas of the landscape and recycle the rest as compost. These are just a few strategies that will

save time bagging, hauling, and disposing of yard debris. And better yet, implementing this strategy will save money and time spent buying and transporting soil amendments, since it will be created right in the backyard. Start by leaving grass clippings on the lawn. The short clippings break down quickly, adding organic matter, nutrients and moisture to the soil. Grow trees suited to the growing conditions and available space. That means less pruning and fewer trimmings that will need to be managed. • Make compost at home: Recycle yard waste into compost. Put plant waste into a heap and let it rot. Yes, it really is that simple. The more effort put into the process, the quicker the results. Do not add insect-infested or diseased plant material or perennial weeds like quack grass, annual weeds gone to seed, or invasive plants. Most compost piles are not hot enough to kill these pests. And do not add meat, dairy, or bones that can attract rodents. • Manage Pests in Harmony with Nature: A healthy plant is the best defense against insects and disease. Select the most pest-resistant plants suited to the growing conditions and provide proper care. Check plants regularly throughout the growing season. It is easier to control a few insects than the hundreds that can develop in a week or two. And when problems arise, look for the most eco-friendly control. Start by removing small infestations by hand. Consider traps, barriers, and natural

products if further control is needed. And as always be sure to read and follow label directions carefully. • Use energy-wise landscape design: Use landscape plantings to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Homes will have a more comfortable temperature throughout the seasons and energy costs will be reduced. Plant trees on the east and west side of a house to shade windows in the summer and let the sun shine in and warm it up through the south-facing windows in winter. Shade air conditioners, so they run more efficiently. Incorporate these changes into gardening routines and habits over time. Soon these and many more strategies that help save time and money while being kind to the environment will seem to occur automatically.

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening.” She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly Gardeners’ Questions newspaper column. Melinda also has a column in Gardening How-to magazine. Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio program for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. She has written articles for Better Homes and Gardens and Fine Gardening and was a columnist and contributing editor for Backyard Living magazine. Melinda has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her website is

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Gilman tabbed Athlete of Week after shutout Track and field shine at home; softball comes back for win By Daniel Williams GOLDEN – Colorado School of Mines sophomore pitcher Ben Gilman has been named this week’s Mines Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Monday. Gilman led the Orediggers to its first shutout of New Mexico Highlands in 16 seasons. Gilman (4-2) scattered four hits over seven complete frames and struck out six NMHU batters over an efficient 72 pitches in the Orediggers’ 3-0 win on Saturday. He allowed just one runner past first base and limited the Cowboys to zero extra-base hits during the outing. The win was just the second shutout win over NMHU in program history, and the first since the squad posted a 7-0 win on March 29, 1997 — exactly 16 years to the date. The Computer Science major leads the Orediggers in wins (four), ERA (2.90), innings pitched (40.1) and strikeouts (37).

Mines drops series finale

The Colorado School of Mines baseball team rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but could not overcome and 8-0 deficit in falling to New Mexico Highlands by a score of 8-4 in Saturday’s series finale at Brandt Field. The Orediggers (9-15, 6-10 RMAC) got a two-hit effort from sophomore Zach Bothwell with a pair of RBI coming on a two-run single through the left side in the four-run ninth. Classmate Shane Johnson scored a run on a 1-for-3 batting line, Charlie Basil finished 0-for-3 but knocked in his 12th run of the season on a sacrifice fly to right and Ryan Fraley took a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth as well during the defeat. Sophomore Matt Brown took the loss on the mound after allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits over 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out four batters over 93 pitches.

Mines shines at home

Colorado School of Mines outdoor track and field team produced 14 top-two finishes, including five wins at the inaugural CSM Division II Front Range Invitational at the Stermole Track & Field Complex/Crouch Field Events Complex in Golden. On its home turf for the first time Saturday, sophomores Ben Timmer and Austin Roup collected the first NCAA Provisional qualifying marks of the outdoor season for the Orediggers as Timmer won the pole vault competition with a career-best height of 15-4.50 (4.69 meters) and Roup took first in the hammer throw with a personal-record of 181-07 (55.35 meters), third-longest in Mines history, Roup was also the top Oredigger in the discus, missing second by just two inches with a throw of 148-05 (45.23 meters). Senior Cody Walega took third in the pole vault, clearing 14-4.75 (4.39 meters) on his first attempt at the height. Also posting a win in the field disciplines was junior Kayla Johnson in the triple jump. Johnson was nearly two feet farther than her closest competitor, jumping 38-

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Orediggers rally for win

After falling on the road for the first time in yesterday’s opener against Fort Lewis the NFCA No. 12 Colorado School of Mines softball team rallied from a four-run deficit in the finale, completing the Saturday

sweep at Aspen Field in Durango with an 11-8 victory. The Skyhawks (7-18, 5-15 RMAC) jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning thanks to a grand slam off the bat of Tehenia Telliano, but Mines (25-41, 16-2 RMAC) countered with a six-run third and three-run fourth and withstood a second four-run frame by FLC in the fifth,

before plating two insurance scores in the seventh for the series win. Junior Courtney Derus had her third straight multi-RBI and second multi-hit game of the series, driving in three and scoring twice on 2-for-4 hitting. Derus leads the Orediggers with 11 games of two or more RBI and sits in a tie for fourth in the RMAC with 32 on the season.



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Bear Creek soccer working hard to come together as a team. Photo by Daniel Williams

Bears start slow but building steam Post-spring break teams prepare for league play By Daniel Williams

‘We are close. We have been in every game we have played this season we just need to put it all together.’ LAKEWOOD – Despite a slow start to their season Bear Creek girls’ soccer sees things improving rapidly. One of the youngest teams in 5A Jeffco, the Bears (0-3) are still in search of their first victory of the season. But none of those three loses were blowouts, and in fact they were beat by Green Mountain 2-0 on March 16 and by Rangeview 2-1 on March 21. “We are close. We have been in every game we have played this season we just need to put it all together,” Bears coach Pat Moore said. The Bears will play Dakota Ridge Monday at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Field.

Pirates still winless

Alameda girls’ soccer is still in search of their first victory of the season but hope the second half of their season brings a fresh start. The Pirates (0-5-1) were beat by Skyview 10-0 on March 19, but they have lost several

Pat Moore, Bears coach close games early in the season. Alameda is hoping that a tough nonleague schedule has prepared them for 4A Jeffco league play. The Pirates will play at Jefferson Academy Saturday at 10 a.m.

Teams kickoff league play

Golden and Arvada girls’ soccer will kick off league play when they meet Friday at 4 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Golden (2-3-1) is looking to snap a twogame skid. The Demons lost two closely contest games before the break leaving a bad taste in their collective mouths. Arvada (2-1-2) lost their first game of the season when they fell 6-1 at Englewood on March 21. The two teams match will kickoff 4A Jeffco league play when they meet on Friday.

Crucial 5A Jeffco match

Arvada West and Ralston Valley girls’

soccer will play a critical midseason match when they meet Monday at 4 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Arvada West (4-1) has out scored their opponents 14-5 this season with their only loss coming to Rocky Mountain (2-1) in mid-March. Ralston Valley (3-2) had a three game winning streak snapped by Chatfield 2-1 before spring break. This midseason meeting will play a big factor in both team’s aspirations of winning a 5A Jeffco league title.

Eagles look to soar

Faith Christian girls’ soccer opened up their season with a pair of wins but have since dropped back-t0-back games going into spring break. The Eagles (2-2) were shutout twice before break but are planning on a second half of the season resurgence when they host

Fort Lupton Friday at 6 p.m. Senior Mara Magnussun has been on a tear scoring five goals already this season.

Jags starting to heating up

D’Evelyn girls’ soccer is looking to carry over momentum they took from a 4-1 victory over Lakewood before spring break. The Jaguars (2-1-1) are unbeaten in three straight games after opening the season with a 2-1 loss at Valor Christian. Lakewood (0-1-1) is still in search of its first win of the season. The Tigers will play at Fossil Ridge Saturday at noon. D’Evelyn will play host Evergreen Friday at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Field.

Pomona looks to rebound

After opening the season with back-toback wins Pomona girls’ soccer has since dropped three straight matches. The Panthers (2-3) look to get back on track when they play host to Chatfield Thursday at 4 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Despite having a losing record Pomona has outscored their opponents 12-7 on the season. They now need to convert their explosive offense into victories.

SPORTS QUIZ 1) Name the two players who have hit home runs in a Game Seven of the World Series three times each. 2) In 2004, Andy Lopez became the third baseball coach to take three different teams to the College World Series. Name the first two. Who was the first 1,0003) yard rusher in AFL history? 4) The 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament saw the biggest comeback in its

history, as BYU came from 25 points down to win. What had been the biggest rally? 5) Who was the last Buffalo Sabres player before Thomas Vanek in 2013 to tally five points in a game? 6) Carmelo Anthony set a USA Basketball record in 2012 for most points in an Olympic game (37). Who had held the record? 7) Who was the oldest golfer to play in the Ryder Cup?

Answers 1) Bill “Moose” Skowron and Yogi Berra. 2) Larry Cochell and Ron Polk. 3) Cookie Gilchrist ran for 1,096 yards for Buffalo in 1962. 4) Duke came back from 22 down against Maryland in 2001.

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