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January 17, 2013

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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 7

Tighe questions service cuts


New commissioner welcomed at first briefing By Glenn Wallace

David Hach of Boulder descends while paragliding with friends off Lookout Mountain Sunday in Golden. Photo by Andy Carpenean

What was scheduled as a simple staff briefing to say hello to newly sworn in Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe turned into reconsideration of recent nonprofit funding cuts. Democratic Tighe defeated appointed incumbent and Republican John Odom in November, to take the 2nd District seat on the commission. He was sworn in, along with other county officials, earlier that day (Jan. 8), and had then attended the first Board of County Commissioners meeting of the year, where he was greeted by his two fellow commissioners. ”You fought a good race. You won, and now you’re being punished,” joked 3rd District Commissioner Donald Rosier. “I have to tell you, I didn’t know what to expect, and I’ve loved it.” ”This is going to be fun,” assured 1st District Commissioner Faye Griffin. ”We can’t always please everyone, but we do the best we can.” On the subject of not being able to please everyone, later that day at the commissioner’s staff briefing, Tighe asked if it would be possible to revisit the county’s 2013 budget in hopes of reversing $688,000 in cuts to human services that has drawn criticism from service advocates and state legislators.

The funding cuts were to three nonprofit agencies, which all contract with the county to provide the public — Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Family Tree and the Senior Resource Center. ”When we have tough economic times, it’s counter intuitive, but those services are more in demand,” Tighe said. The request did not receive clear support from the other two members of the board, but did lead to a conversation about how the county funds nonprofits in general, when Rosier mentioned that the three nonprofits were specifically included in the county’s human services budget. ”When you look at all the nonprofits out there, why were those three designated? I don’t pretend to know,” Rosier said. County Administrator Ralph Schell said his staff would look into a formalized system, or set of criteria for getting county dollars to nonprofits, instead of leaving them as line items within a county department budget. Rosier said he liked that idea because it would move nonprofit funding “out of the entitlement type of programs.” Schell cautioned that no matter the system, some of the services currently provided by the nonprofits have been mandated by the federal government, meaning the county would have to take over services if the nonprofits lost funding. He said the commissioners would receive a staff report on the subject in the coming weeks.

Governor outlines challenges State of State covers gun control, civil unions, marijuana, economy By Vic Vela Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged that “there are no easy solutions” to issues involving guns, but said a debate on how best to deal with firearm-related violence is something “our democracy demands.” The Democratic governor, addressing the General Assembly during his annual State of the State speech Jan. 10, also proffered his opinion on one area of gun control that is certain to be one of the most passionately debated topics lawmakers will take up this legislative session. “Let me prime the pump,”

Hickenlooper said. “Why not have universal background checks for all gun sales?” That suggestion certainly caught the attention of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. “It is just completely unenforceable,” House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, said of Hickenlooper’s call for all sales of guns — including those involving person-to-person transactions — be contingent on background checks. But Democrats applauded the governor’s stance. “He made some risky points,” said Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, DArvada. “He wasn’t afraid to jump into that.” Gun control, one of many issues that legislators are expected to take up over the next five months of the session, was just one area that Hickenlooper addressed. Economic matters, civil


unions and, of course, regulating the marijuana industry were also touched on during his 40-minute remarks.

Common ground sought

Taking on the issue of gun violence is a top agenda item for this Democratic-controlled General Assembly, especially on the heels of last year’s Aurora theater killings and the December massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. But just talking about guns has always been a dicey political issue, as the governor acknowledged. “Some point to guns, others to a violent culture,” he said. “Still others believe that the line between community security and individual freedom must be redrawn.” In spite of those varying viewpoints, the governor urged action. “Surely, Second Amendment advocates and gun control supporters can find common ground in support of this proposition: Let’s examine our laws and make the changes needed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.” Hickenlooper also sought “support for a comprehensive overhaul of our state’s mental health system,” something that he hopes can help mentally ill individuals get treatment before they commit

Sen. Evie Hudak, right, hugs Sen. Linda Newell Jan. 9 in the Senate chambers on the opening day of the legislative session. Photos by Courtney Kuhlen gun crimes. Republicans said there is a bipartisan consensus on dealing with mental health issues, but Hickenlooper’s calls for universal background checks on gun sales is problematic. Rep. Bob Gardner, RColorado Springs, called such an effort “a regulatory regime” that won’t do anything to curb gun violence. “It makes people feel good, but it doesn’t do anything to solve the

problem,” he said. Gardner also said that it’s unrealistic that “drug dealers on street corners are going to abide by that regime.” Governor continues on Page 17

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Session kickoff complete with grub, gaffes Opening Day of the General Assembly — no, make that Opening Week — is one long social event punctuated by family gatherings, floral deliveries, speeches, inside jokes, bad puns and, this year at least, Democratic control, iPads and something known as “Peegate.” As usual, newly elected officials, male and female, donned their best suits for their photo ops and their mass swearing-in. Reporters not accustomed to covering “The Leg” squeezed into press areas. And lobbyists raced to legislators’ offices to praise, or pan, the bills that flooded in. I, of course, headed straight for the one annual event that tends to bring even vehemently opposing sides together: Opening Night’s Blue Ribbon Reception, co-hosted by the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. Senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle gathered at The Grand Hyatt’s Pinnacle Room with a bird’s-eye view of downtown from the 38th floor. State lawmakers tipped back

adult beverages and scarfed down special snacks served by CRA-member restaurants. The per-person price of the party was low enough to comply with state ethics rules. (Full disclosure: I write a blog for the Restaurant Association.) The only audible discussions were which restaurant served the best food. While there was no consensus, the 14 participating eateries put out an impressive example of their menus. Ted’s Montana Grill served bison short-ribs, sausages and semi-sour pickles; The Charles Court at The Broadmoor upped the ante with a plate that included dynamite tuna tartare; CityGrille broke out some heatfilled green chili followed by min-

iature hamburger-shaped cookies; Cheyenne Mountain Resort plated a seared scallop; Mangia Bevi offered deep-fried ravioli with dipping sauces; Metro State culinary students cooked up crab cakes; Wild Eggs topped chips with egg salad and crostini with chicken salad; Outback Steakhouse served seared ahi tuna with wasabi soy dressing and blue cheese pecan chopped salad; Centerplate’s dessert display was worth raving about; The Fort served buffalo meatballs; Bonefish Grill had tuna sashimi; The Fresh Fish Company served tuna its way, seared along with ceviche; and Baca at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center offered seared sea scallops with forbidden rice and butternut squash risotto.

$60,000, according to the Associated Press. Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, asked if software can automatically vote no for certain sponsors. The answer: Yes, but it’s “inadvisable.” On the flip side, also new were key card readers on certain upstairs bathrooms at the Capitol that had long been accessible, through push-button codes, to lobbyists. Capitol regulars decried the change. “Let my people go,” one reporter Tweeted. The Department of Personnel and Administration acknowledged to some miscommunication with the legislature. By days’ end Friday, the crisis was over, with wider access restored.

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Capitol bests

Many things have changed under the Gold Dome, what with 27 representatives and four senators who’ve never served before. That’s what term limits get us. But legislators also are getting the chance to be more tech-savvy, with iPads all around. The paper-saving move was approved last year to cut down on printing and filing costs and to increase legislative efficiency. The tablets set taxpayers back about

Best use of a filing cabinet, endangered with the new iPads: To “put my coffee on,” said Sen. Greg Brophy. Best rip on the Senate: “We love having you in our chamber, but please leave,” said Speaker Mark Ferrandino. Best photo op: Morse posed for a photo with the family of new Sen. Owen Hill. The two senators bitterly vied for a seat two years ago.

Second best photo op: Five speakers in one photograph — the current speaker and former speakers Frank McNulty, Andrew Romanoff, Terrance Carroll and Ruben Valdez. Best gaffe: The governor said “Oh, Jesus” after messing up a quote in his State of the State speech. Second-best gaffe: Chief Justice Michael Bender asked representatives to “oppose — uphold — the Constitution. Best symbolism: The House opened with Denver’s Gay Men’s Chorus singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Ferrandino is the first openly gay House speaker. Best quip by a reporter: “`The skiing and the pot was great but the best part of my Colorado trip was the LAMB CHOPS,’ said no one, ever,” wrote the AP’s Kristen Wyatt, dissing Hickenlooper’s choice of what to bet on the Broncos game. Penny Parker usually covers events, restaurants, business, parties and people throughout the metro area in her “Mile High Life” column elsewhere in today’s paper. She also writes for She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.

Legislators have big issues on their plate Democrats control both houses, governor’s office By Staff report Colorado’s General Assembly went into session Jan. 9 with Democrats in control of the House, Senate and the governor’s office. But by most accounts, jobs and the economy remain the No. 1 priority for Colorado’s lawmakers. New Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino said as much a few days before the session kicked

off, stating plans to roll out a series of economic bills. More will be reported on the topic as legislative proposals emerge. What follows is a look at other important and controversial issues legislators are expected to tackle this session, which is scheduled to end May 8. • Gun control: Last summer’s Aurora theater shooting and the more recent Connecticut school shooting have sparked new efforts across the nation to restrict access to certain types of guns and ammunition. But perhaps nowhere will the gun-control debate be more

heated than in Colorado, a state that traditionally has shown staunch support for the Second Amendment. Gov. John Hickenlooper has stated that the time is right for the discussion on gun control. The Democratic Legislature appears poised to make that a priority. State Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, plans to introduce two bills, one that would expand background checks for would-be gun buyers and another that would ban high-capacity magazine clips. Other lawmakers have chosen to focus this debate on treatment of the mentally ill

rather than on guns themselves. • Fracking: The popular term for hydraulic fracturing involves pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals deep underground to break up layers of rock and extract oil and natural gas. Noise, air pollution, water consumption and risk to groundwater have all become contentious issues. Changes are already under way, with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently approving a rule to require groundwater testing before and after drilling, and giv-

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ing preliminary approval to increased setbacks from buildings. The panel will make a final setback decision the week of Jan. 21. Limits on noise, emissions and dust and protections against spills also are being considered. • Marijuana: Colorado’s Amendment 64 task force is on the job. And it’s quite a task. The 24 members of the panel are charged with making sense of a multitude of issues related to recreational marijuana use, which voters made legal in the November election. The task force has only until the end of February to compile their recommendations and pass on to the Legislature. A few among the many questions they will consider: Should marijuana be regulated like alcohol as opposed to the medical marijuana model? Should pot tourism be prevented by allowing only Colorado residents to purchase it? What can be done to ensure those under 21 years of age are not able to purchase and use the plant? • Civil unions: This appeared well on its way to passing during last year’s session before last-minute

maneuvering prevented a vote. Having a Democratic majority in both chambers makes it highly likely this will be taken up again and passed. As for the possibility of moving beyond civil unions to gay marriage, Ferrandino, who is openly gay, said in December, “I don’t think we’re there yet as a state.” • Education: Funding for both higher education and K-12 education is expected to draw much attention from lawmakers. House Minority Leader Mark Waller recently said higher-education funding needs to be a priority, while Ferrandino said adequately funding the K-12 system is his party’s No. 2 priority this session behind only jobs and the economy. • The death penalty: Weeks before the session began, state Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, said she was exploring the possibility of introducing legislation to ban the death penalty in Colorado. In December, new Senate President John Morse said, “If it is brought up this year, I will likely vote to repeal it.” The state has not executed a prisoner since 1997.

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GOLDEN NEWS IN A HURRY Committee against gun violence

A local meeting of the Community Committee Against Gun Violence has been scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 1945 Sage Drive (Beverly Heights), Golden, CO 80401. The Community Committee Against Gun Violence is a civic action group run by and dedicated to “consistent, creative, sustained action from us to end gun violence in our communities.” The public can sign up to attend, or to host their own meetings at communitycommittee/137005

New minerals institute at Mines

Colorado School of Mines will join a consortium of national laboratories, industry and research universities to form the Critical Minerals Institute (CMI) — a new research center that will develop solutions to the shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for U.S energy security. The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $120 million over five years that will help establish the CMI as a hub of energy innovation. The DOE has established five such hubs since 2010, joining a family of research laboratories and university research partners including Brown University, Iowa State University, and the University of California-Davis. Rod Eggert, director of the Mines Division of Economics and Business and an expert on the economics and policy surrounding critical minerals, will serve as deputy director of the CMI. “This project will help establish a launching point for academic, government and industry partnerships,” Eggert said. Mines joins Ames Laboratory (where the CMI will be headquartered), Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as well as university research partners Brown University, Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, Iowa State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of ed a California-Davis. ratic mbers this and sibilcivil Follow the Legislature , Fer- The Colorado General Assembly is in session, gay, online and on television. don’t Bills and actions can be tracked through the as a General Assembly’s website at


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Elected county officials on the job By Glenn Wallace Jefferson County commissioners took their oaths of office Jan. 8 and officially assumed their duties as winners in the November election. First Judicial District Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger issued the oaths, with judges, politicians and attorneys swearing to uphold the state and federal constitutions as they carried out the duties for which they were chosen. “This is a great day, where we get to see representative government in action,” Jefferson County District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier said as he helped introduce Judge Munsinger to the packed room. Among those in the audience were family members of the elected officials and visiting officials, including former Gov. Bill Ritter, former Sen. William Armstrong, former Sen. Bill Schroeder, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, former Jefferson County DA Dave Thomas, and elected officials from Lakewood, Arvada and Golden. First District County Commissioner Faye Griffin, who ran unopposed for re-election, was sworn in to county office for the fifth time, having previously served as the county’s clerk and recorder and treasurer. Her family, including her husband, chil-

dren, and a grandchild were in attendance, and posed with her for a picture after she took her oath. “You, the citizens of Jefferson County have entrusted me with this office, and I thank you so much,” Griffin said. Also sworn in was District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, who won a squeaker of a victory over appointed incumbent John Odom in November. “Thank you for your trust. It’s very humbling, and I hope I can do a good job,” Tighe said, with his family by his side. First Judicial District Judges Christopher Munch and Christie Bachmeyer Phillips also renewed their oaths of office, as did County Court judges Bradley Allen Burback, Verna L. Carpenter, Tammy Greene, and K.J. Moore. Newly elected District Attorney Peter Weir — who also ran unopposed — received a standing ovation before he even made it up to the judge to take his oath. When told to raise his right hand, Weir’s 9-year-old daughter Kaelee showed a new level of family support, by also raised hers, earning some laughs from the audience. Weir said he was trying to come up with something to say at the occasion, and Kaelee suggested telling ev- A member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard posts the Colorado eryone to save the planet by State flag during a Jefferson Couty Swearing In Ceremony Jan. 8 in Hearing Room picking up trash. One. Photo by Andy Carpenean


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Sports: Young Demons to use loss to

Jags as measuring stick

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sample of viewpoints on the current legislative session.

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“Blither Spirit” features wit and fast-paced dialogue at Arvada Center.

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look at favorite books of the past year.

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Michael Alcorn covers great expectations and how to keep them in check.

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Pleads not guilty. Lopez faces additional attempted first-degree murder charge. Page 5


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On the FasTrack

Amy Hackett with American Sign stops traffic during a RTD light rail testing of crossings at 6363 W. 13th Ave. Lamar Station Saturday, Jan. 5, in Lakewood. Light rail has an official start date of April 29. Photos by Andy Carpenean

Mark Baudermann, project manager with RTD FasTracks Team, looks through a procedure manual at 6363 W. 13th Ave. Lamar Station during a testing of crossings Saturday, Jan. 5, in Lakewood.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Commissioners and committees

As one of their first official duties of the first meeting of 2013, the Jefferson County commissioners on Jan. 8 elected a chair (re-electing 3rd District Commissioner Donald Rosier), and designated which commissioners would be representing the county at 18 various agency boards. A commission rookie, and outnumbered by two republicans, the Democrat Casey Tighe still challenged Rosier for positions on the influential Denver Regional Council of Governments, and Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority Boards. ”I want to make sure we have good distributions and good perspectives,” Tighe said. Rosier said he would like to keep the positions, citing his two years of previous experience, and

the leadership roles he has taken within both agencies. Tighe eventually agreed, though he was named the alternate county representative to both groups.

Guilty plea in toddler death

Keith Nick Ruiz, 26, was in Jefferson County Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty to causing the death of 2-year-old Dolci Gryshayeva in Lakewood in 2011. Dolci was the daughter of his live-in girlfriend. On Sept. 7, 2011 Ruiz came home from work to watch Dolci. He admits he became very frustrated and that he snapped and forcefully threw her to the ground. When he realized that she had stopped breathing he called 911. Dolci never regained consciousness and was taken off life support on Sept. 9, 2011.

A documentary highlighting the heroism of police officers that place themselves in harm’s way will have a special screening in the Denver area next week. The film “Heroes Behind The Badge” will be shown 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, inside the American Mountaineering Museum Foss Theater, 710 10th St. in Golden. The film is being shown across the state, courtesy of the Police Unity Tour and the Colorado Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge.

Symposium on Jan. 26. Held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. in Golden, the symposium format will have two gardening tracks to choose from: Fruit and vegetable gardening or flower gardening. The symposium includes a garden trade show tailored to the attendees. Local garden suppliers will answer questions and have gardening supplies available at their kiosks. Interested gardeners may register online at www.sprgardsymp2013. A registration fee of $75 covers attendance for a full-day track as well as a boxed lunch. For further questions, call the Master Gardener Hot Line at 303271-6632.

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Ruiz pleaded guilty to child abuse, and recklessly causing a death. He faces 25 to 40 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for Feb. 26.

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Jefferson County Master Gardeners will present a day-long Spring Gardening

The public is invited to attend a panel discussion on “Understanding the Af-

fordable Care Act” sponsored by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Jefferson County from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Drive, Lakewood. Learn how the Affordable Care Act will impact PERA (Public Employees’ Retirement Association), Medicare and Medicaid and how Colorado’s Healthcare Exchange and Navigator Programs will work. Expert panelists include George Lyford, an attorney with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy; Adela Flores-Brennan, manager for the state Health Benefit Exchange Navigator; Denise de Percin, executive director for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative; and Donna Trujillo, executive director for Benefits at PERA of Colorado. For more information about the Jeffco LWV visit

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Brooding about the beltway City to decide if beltway fight still appealing By Glenn Wallace Years of negotiation and now a yearlong lawsuit have failed to stop the Jefferson Parkway, the Golden City Council has some decisions to make. A year ago, Golden filed a federal lawsuit attempting to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from granting a 300-footwide transportation right-of-way along the Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge’s eastern edge, running parallel to Indiana Avenue. Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority (JPPHA) intends to use that strip of land for a 10-mile toll way as part of the larger effort to complete the 470 beltway system around the Denver Metro Area. Golden has fought against efforts to complete the beltway, citing concerns over the impact that a major freeway would have, since such a beltway would likely cut right through the city. In late December the federal judge issued his ruling, siding with the JPPHA. “I think it’s fair to say we were very disappointed with the ruling,” the city’s Spe-

cial Counsel John Putnam told the Golden City Council on Jan. 10. The city of Superior and two environmental groups, who had also filed lawsuits against the land deal, immediately filed an appeal with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as making an emergency request for a temporary injunction. The court initially granted the temporary injunction, but later moved up the time table, allowing the injunction to end on the morning of Dec. 31, just hours before the JPPHA and the Fish and Wildlife Service officially closed their deal. Construction on the parkway is still years off, according to the JPPHA Interim Executive Director Bill Ray, and will still involve several environmental impact studies. The federal appeal is still progressing, and is actually being fast tracked, according to Putnam. Golden has not joined in the appeal yet. Putnam said first briefs in the case are due by Feb. 19, and that the city would need to decide whether to join before that date. The case could go to court as early as May. The council asked few questions before going into a closed session to discuss the issue of appeal. As of press time there has yet to be official word.

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A portion of Green Mountain open space near Lakewood briefly became no man’s land on Friday as pieces of spent artillery shells and military munitions from the World War II era were located and safely detonated in place. The search and disposal of the old explosive materials were conducted by the Department of Defense and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The area was used as a former artillery training site for Camp George West. The detonation caused a muffled boom and a small amount of smoke. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Lakewood man pleads not guilty in death of girlfriend Lopez faces additional attempted first-degree murder charge By Glenn Wallace A Lakewood man, charged with killing one girlfriend, and attempting to kill another with his bare hands, pleaded not guilty to all charges in a Jefferson County courtroom last week. Corey Lopez, 22, appeared in court on Jan. 10 in county custody. He was arraigned on four felony counts, after Judge Christie Philips ruled that the District Attorney’s Office did have enough evidence to add the

charge of attempted first-degree murder involving a second victim. In July of last year, Lopez called police from his apartment at 1017 Teller St. to report his girlfriend, 21-year-old Richelle Ann Best, was unresponsive. Police found Best dead at the scene. An autopsy listed her cause of death as “nonvisible trauma.” Lopez was arrested later that week and charged with first-degree murder. In court last week, two officers from the Lakewood Police Department told how

during their investigation of Best’s death, that they came to interview an ex-girlfriend. According to the officers, the former girlfriend relayed several “specific incidents involving choking,” inLopez flicted by Lopez in 2008 to 2009. Prosecutors brought up several details from those interviews, including the number of times she alleges that Lopez choked her in anger (15), and times he choked her unconscious (five).

Deer in a slippery spot is saved By Glenn Wallace The National Western Stock Show does not have a competition named deer ice roping … yet. On the morning of Jan.10, the same day as the stock show’s opening ceremony, a Lakewood Parks Ranger, along with assistance from Coors employees and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife inadvertently invented the sport as they rescued an unfortunate deer who found himself in a slippery situation. Officials received reports of the deer early that morning, stuck on the ice of a retention pond, near 32nd Avenue and McIntyre Street. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials came out to check on the young stag. The deer could be seen occasionally trying to stand up, only to slip back down onto his haunches, ac-


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cording to Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill. “At one point a coyote actually came out on the ice and we were hoping it would startle the deer off, but he just tried to get up and slipped back down,” Churchill said. Wildlife officials - not equipped or trained to rescue wildlife from an ice situation - could only watch from shore and hope the deer had not already seriously injured his legs on the ice. Churchill told news agencies that the outcome did not look positive for the animal. “We just can’t endanger human life for wildlife,” Churchill said. But help arrived from the city of Lakewood, in the form of Park Ranger Todd Taylor “We’re properly trained and have the right equipment, if something should happen,” Taylor said. That equipment includes a bulky

ice rescue suit, designed to let rescuers better survive a plunge into frigid water. It took two attempts, but Taylor managed to make his way out to the deer, and manage to rope its antlers. “I actually have cattle so I’ve roped before,” Taylor said. “Roping on the ice, in a rescue suit - it was fun!” The 250-pound deer was then dragged on his haunches across the ice by the rescuers on shore. He was cut loose, and bounded away the second his hooves made it to solid ground. Taylor said he was happy that the story had a happy ending, but said too often it is a person who gets stuck out on the ice. In Lakewood for instance, the only ice deemed safe for the public is at Bear Creek Park. “Be sure to check with your area to see where it’s safe to go out on the ice,” Taylor said.

Prosecutors made special note of an incident where the ex-girlfriend said Lopez assaulted her so violently that she believed he would have killed her if bystanders had not intervened. Throughout the hearing defense attorneys repeatedly protested the use of hearsay — having one person testify to what someone else allegedly said — though the practice is allowed for the purpose of preliminary hearings. The defense did not call any witnesses during the preliminary hearing. The case is scheduled to go to trial in June.

REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Coors Credit Union named ‘Business of the Year’

Coors Credit Union has been named “Business of the Year” by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Coors Credit Union was selected for the honor because of its dedication to improving the Arvada community since its founding in 1954. Every year the credit union hosts toy drives for children, offers scholarships to students and provides financial assistance to those in need through its “Credit Union for a Cause” program. Co-

ors Credit Union was also recently named the best bank or credit union by Colorado Community Media’s “Best in Jeffco” awards. Coors Credit Union and other outstanding businesses will be recognized at the Chamber’s 88th annual dinner with the theme “Rumor Has It … A Black Tie Affair” at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Tickets are $75 per person to attend the dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 303-424-0313.

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Bridges, schools built, Colorado Mills opens By Rick Gardner (Editor’s note: This is the last story in a five-part series that focuses on the past 50 years of Jefferson County, which has been featured every few months the past year. We published a special section commemorating the 150th anniversary of Jefferson County in 2011 and then decided we wanted to shine a brighter spotlight on the past 50 years. Richard Gardner, a native of Golden and an expert on local history, agreed to tackle the series, which will proceed decade by decade, starting with the 1960s. Gardner also serves on the Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Golden Landmarks Association). At the dawn of the 21st century, Jefferson County achieved something its founders undoubtedly dreamed of — becoming the most populous county in Colorado. About 527,050 citizens lived in Jeffco, with many newcomers living in the growing subdivisions of Arvada, Westminster and south Jeffco. Many new places were constructed across Jefferson County to greet the turn of the millennium. Recreation had a big start out of the gate with the Apex Center in Arvada and the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center in 2000, the latter designed to mirror the landmark historic barn in front of it. Landmark bridges once again began to define the Jeffco landscape, starting with Golden’s Washington Avenue Bridge across Clear Creek in 2004, and over Highway 58 in 2008. More innocuously Jeffco’s first new power plant in many years was built by Xcel Energy, tucked away in 2002 in the vicinity of Leyden, which once fueled power across the region. Also tucked away was the Red Rocks Visitors Center, placed in 2003 beneath its upper landing. Not far away along

C-470 another new landmark very much announced itself when the picturesque little Vineyard Chapel rose on a prominence at Coal Mine Avenue in 2003. New schools also rose across Jeffco, including Ralston Valley High School (2000), D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School (2001), and the fourth incarnation of its first high school, Golden High (2007). In 2002, the Colorado Mills mall, built by the Mills Corporation owning a chain of malls across the country, opened at 14500 W. Colfax Ave. where a mall had been envisioned since the Wide Acres Mall of the 1960s. Totaling 1,100,000 square feet, it features 91 stores with 10 acres lining its oval racetrack layout and Jeffco’s first art deco styled movie theater since 1948. Nearby at Colfax and 6th, upon land first claimed during the gold rush by future famed railcar industrialist George Pullman, the first Jack In The Box of the chain’s return to Colorado was built in 2007. One of its prior locations at 490 Wadsworth Boulevard was a 1969 store that had since become Einstein Bros. bagels, one of the Boston Chicken chains that made Denver West its headquarters during the 1990s.

Tower battle atop Lookout

In Golden the Fossil Trace Golf Course opened in July 2003, designed by Jim Engh and named after remarkable finds of dinosaur and plant fossils at its western edge. In 2001 Lakewood Commons was built by Opus Group, featuring a new Lakewood City Hall, Cultural Arts Center, stores, townhomes, and the Belmar Library uniquely shaped like an open book. Across Wadsworth almost all of Villa Italia was torn down, making way for Belmar, built by Continuum Partners. Opening its first phase in 2004, it was a 103-acre, 22-block urban neighborhood featur-

Golden’s community choir, now known as the Golden Concert Choir, made its debut concert at Faith Lutheran Church in Golden in December 2000. It was directed by Carma Romano-LaMorte. Gardner Family Collection ing stores, restaurants, offices, parks, residences, an ice skating rink and more. Much new development took place along Colfax, where once the sign of Davies’ Chuck Wagon Grill was threatened now embraced neon as never before, including what may well be the world’s first art deco Walmart, built at 7455 W. Colfax in 2004, as well as the nearby Home Depot and Clock Tower Plaza in 2006. In 2009, the Solterra development of picturesque Tuscanstyled homes by Design Studios West on the southwest slopes of Green Mountain took shape, bringing the Parade of Homes back to Jeffco for the first time since homes on the northeast slope of the same mountain were featured in the 1960s. On the 10th anniversary of the school shootings the Columbine Memorial was dedicated, recognized by an Honor Award by the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A pitched battle erupted over Lake Cedar Group replacing the Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 4 towers atop Lookout Mountain with a new digital tower for the three, prompting great outcry over health concerns among canyon area and Golden residents while a federal mandate to switch to digital broadcasting loomed. After much fighting the United States Congress passed a law to favor the Lake Cedar Group. The Channel 4 tower, which from 1955 to June 1, 2010, stood as the tallest structure in Jeffco history at 834 feet, along with the others went down, leaving the

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original Channel 2 tower, built in 1952 as the first television broadcast mast in Colorado, as the sole remaining pioneer there. In 2003, the last transaction was made to preserve North Table Mountain as open space and it was soon opened to the public. Plans to complete the 470 loop through the northwest corridor revived as well as proposals for development along the corridor, pitting Golden and others against Arvada and its allies, a battle which continues to this day.

Coors merger, expansion

The Coors industries had grown to become international giants, with Coors Brewing acquiring United Kingdom-based Bass Brewery in 2002, merging with Canada-based Molson to become Molson Coors Brewing Company on Feb. 9, 2005, and combining United States operations with SABMiller to form MillerCoors on June 30, 2008. After 125 years Coors was once again an equal partnership, sharing with the even more historic Molson family whose brewing roots date to John Molson in Montreal in 1786, and also with Miller whose operations began with Frederick Miller in Milwaukee in 1855. Respect for their elders was why the Golden-based brewers, who began in 1873 with Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler, decided for the others place their names first. In 2000, the Coors porcelain company, began by John J. Herold in 1910, became a fully independent company, CoorsTek, now led by the fourth generation of the Coors family. Better known globally than even the beer, its operations now spanned the world, with plants and subsidiaries manufacturing porcelain and more across four continents. They began the 21st century with the Coors family’s unique homecoming to Korea, where CoorsTek Korea, founded on Dec. 17, 1999, expanded in Gumi City to serve Asian

and American customers with operations in Asia. Korea historically was the first international Coors market, where Coors beer was first sold in Chemulpo, now Incheon, in 1908, making Coors the first Colorado brewer to ship internationally. The Coors family’s unique relationship with Korea began when Adolph’s daughter Augusta married Herbert E. Collbran, a Colorado School of Mines graduate and son of Henry Collbran, the transportation advisor to the throne. The Collbrans were prominent in developing and modernizing Korea through railroads, streetcars, mining, telephone, water and electricity, with Adolph himself investing in the Kapsan copper mine and the Suan gold mines where Herbert worked.

Out of this world

The world not being enough for Jefferson County, its industries set their sights on Mars. Lockheed Martin built the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the first two of which would hold the record for longest operating orbiting satellite outside Earth. They also built the aeroshell enabling the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to reach the Red Planet on Jan. 4, 2004, from which Opportunity still operates today. By the end of the decade the company was under contract for the Mars Science Laboratory, from which the rover Curiosity now captivates audiences worldwide. They also began developing the next generation of American manned spacecraft, the Orion capsule, which is testing today. Also taking part in many space ventures was the Ball Corporation, which had relocated its headquar-

ters to the outskirts of Jefferson County airport in 1998. By this time Jeffco’s airport had become the fourth busiest in Colorado, serving general aviation with more than 163,000 arrivals and departures per year, ranking it in the top 1 percent nationally. 475 aircraft were based there with three runways, control tower, 126 T-Hangars, 2 Fixed-Base Operators selling fuel and avionics, and maintenance shops. U.S. Forest Service fire protection aircraft staged from there, along with aircraft from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Jeffco Sheriff’s Department. There were three flight schools, charter services, aircraft sellers and overhaul services, and patrons could eat at the terminal’s Tailwinds Deli. The facility was renamed Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport on Oct. 10, 2006, emphasizing its regional appeal.

Jeffco pilot perishes with Flight 93

One Jefferson County pilot, Capt. Jason Dahl of Ken Caryl Ranch, took command at the controls aboard United Airlines Flight 93 the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Not yet known to him and the other crew and passengers was that the United States was under attack, with terrorists of Al Qaida hijacking other planes to slam them as missiles into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. However, unlike the other aircraft, Flight 93 was delayed 40 minutes from taking off. At 9:28 a.m. four men commenced hijacking Flight 93, corralling passengers in back while storming the cockpit where Capt. Dahl and First Officer LeRoy Homer Jr. were. During the struggle over History continues on Page 7

The above photo shows the reconstruction of the Washington Avenue Bridge in March 2003 in downtown Golden. The crossing was first established in 1859. Photo courtesy Richard Gardner


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History: Extreme weather, politics reign History continued from Page 6

the controls Dahl was twice able to shout Mayday transmissions to the outside world. Before he was overpowered it is believed Dahl placed the airplane on autopilot and rerouted its radio frequency so that cabin communications would instead be heard by air traffic controllers, which could cause delay and alert the outside world. In the meantime because of the earlier ground delay passengers, calling outside for help, were alerted to the other attacks that were by then completed. Sensing a similar fate, they voted to counterattack the hijackers and take back the plane, and the hijackers fearing they would succeed crashed the plane near Shanksville, Pa., 20 minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the intended target, the U.S. Capitol. In America’s deadliest day since the Battle of Antietam, those of Flight 93 had successfully defended the nation’s capital in as real a way as soldiers had defended it during the Civil War. Today Jason Dahl is remembered with the others of Flight 93 upon the white tablets of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial, upon Panels S-67 and S-68 at the South Pool of the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, and individually by the bronze eagle memorial at Tarnarade Drive and Valley Parkway at Ken Caryl Ranch. He is also remembered by the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, established Sept. 12, 2011, which provides scholarships for students wishing to attend commercial flight training schools in the United States.

Residents serve in military, compete in Olympics

Throughout the 2000s, Jefferson County citizens joined many others fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world, against Al Qaida and others believed to threaten the United States. Among those lost in war from Jefferson County include Justin McNeley of Wheat Ridge, Brandon Pearson of Arvada, Grant Wichmann of Golden and Duncan Crookston of Lakewood in Operation Enduring Freedom, and Benjamin Hoffner of Wheat Ridge and Kenneth Mayne and Dimitri Muscat of Arvada, Larry Pankey of Morrison and Henry Risner of Golden in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Colorado Freedom Memorial, scheduled to be dedicated on Memorial Day 2013, will remember them and all others from Colorado lost in war since the Civil War. Jeffco people had plenty to cheer about in 2002 when the Winter Olympics came to Salt Lake City. Three Jeffco citizens including Leroy Brown, Jack Liddle and Nils Christiansen had competed before in the Olympic Games, and now Jeffco’s first Olympic athlete in 66 years and first winter Olympian, J.J. Thomas, was taking on the world. Competing in a sport not yet invented the last time Jeffco athletes competed, men’s halfpipe snowboarding, Thomas won the bronze medal, becoming the second Jeffco

This photo shows 13th Street in downtown Golden from the blizzard of 2003. At far left is the structurally damaged Quaintance Block. The only outward hint of this is the sag in the snow atop its cornice, caused by the sudden drop in the roof level behind it. The storm dumped 50.5 inches on Golden. Photo by Richard Gardner citizen to medal in an Olympics.

Extreme weather breaks records

Jefferson County got a lot more snow when an exceptional blizzard hit on March 18-19, 2003. In a class by itself, below only the unparalleled Great Blizzard 90 years before, this storm dumped 74 inches near Bergen Park, 72.9 inches near Evergreen, 71.8 inches in Coal Creek Canyon, 69 inches near Conifer, 62.6 inches near Chatfield Reservoir, 58.2 inches on Lookout Mountain, 53.2 inches at Evergreen, 50.5 inches near Golden, 48 inches at Buffalo Creek and Pine Junction, 46.6 inches at Ken Caryl Ranch, 46 inches at Deckers, 45 inches at Genesee, 36 inches at Lakewood, 33 inches at Arvada, and 31 inches at Westminster. Traffic was paralyzed and people were digging out for days and buildings in the metro area collapsed under the snow. In downtown Golden, the main roof beam of the historic Quaintance Block, a veteran of the Great Blizzard of 1913, broke and a fortunate confluence of owners, builders and engineers worked to save its roof from imminent collapse within 12 hours. The beam, made of spliced wood, was originally installed with a supporting post that enabled it to withstand 1913 but was removed in 1946, making for a 57-year time bomb that finally went off. More snow came in 2006 when an unprecedented double blizzard hit Jefferson County. For over a century many double successive storms had narrowly missed having one or the other punch hit Jeffco, but on Dec. 20-21 and 2829, the odds finally caught up. In the first storm, 34.5 inches of snow fell upon Golden and 29.5 inches in the second, and the resulting snowcover made for one of the longest lasting snowcovers in Jeffco history, after 1913-14 and likely 1858-59. More extreme weather came on June 27, 2004, when torrential rain of 3.5 to 4 inches pummeled Jefferson County. At Massey Draw at Meadow Ranch subdivision at Deer Creek, 15 homes were damaged, and the Golden Arapahoe Gulch flooded, which almost completely submerged a home south of Sixth Street. This contrasted greatly with the beginning of the decade, where from June 12-20, 2000, the Hi Meadow Fire at the Park County border destroyed 51 homes and 10,000 acres, threatening to

take Pine Grove, Sphinx Park and Wandcrest Park, causing $18.5 million in damage. On June 8-July 18, 2002, the Hayman Fire roared into Jefferson County and beyond between the Kenosha Mountains and Pike’s Peak. The largest wildfire in Colorado history with at the time the most structures destroyed, it took 133 homes, 466 outbuildings and one commercial building, 138,000 acres, and $238 million in damage.

Jeffco becomes part of political battleground

During the 21st century, Colorado became a key political battleground state in the nation, with bellwether Jefferson County at the heart of it. In the 2004 election, both vice presidential candidates came here, when Vice President Dick Cheney held a rally with wife, Lynne, on Aug. 4 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and Democratic nominee John Edwards followed with his own rally there 22 days later. On Oct. 11, President George W. Bush and daughter Jenna held a big rally at Red Rocks, which crowd of 9,500 stood as Jeffco’s largest campaign rally until the Romney/ Ryan rally in 2012 there took its place. Bush returned on Feb. 21, 2006, Bush returned to visit the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Then in the 2008 election both candidates electrifying the campaign came to Jeffco, starting when governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin held a rally with husband, Todd (and infant Trig very likely backstage), at Jeffco Fairgrounds on

Sept. 15. In a historical twist she was from the town of Wasilla, situated on the Parks Highway in Alaska named for CSM graduate George Alexander Parks who served as her territorial predecessor. She was followed the next day by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, who held a rally at Lockridge Arena at Mines. Michelle Obama followed on election eve Nov. 3 at Dakota Ridge High School, actually outdrawing her husband who had chosen a smaller venue. Jefferson County had a different kind of political event take place when its first secession attempt since 1861 became its first successful one 140 years later on Nov. 15, 2001. Broomfield, incorporated 100 years after the earlier effort in 1961, had grown to straddle four counties and asked Colorado voters to create its own city and county, which they approved. It became Colorado’s 64th county and second city and county. By the end of the 2000s, the Regional Transportation District was building the West Corridor light rail line in the heart of Jeffco, designing new engineering landmarks that would’ve made its original engineer, Edward L. Berthoud, proud when first surveying its line in 1890. Left to be finished in the 2010s, it will soon become operational, and carry people in three centuries through Jeffco cities. It and more help begin the next chapter in the long history of one of Colorado’s oldest counties

Choose a word, not a resolution I don’t make resolutions. Of course, my friends will joke with me that I actually am resolving when making this decision. Yet, resolutions have never come easily for me. I do want to exercise more, live healthily, and enjoy family and friends, but I want to do this all the time, not just because it’s Jan. 1. And although I heartily support the concept of fresh starts and new beginnings, I don’t rely on the calendar to signal their inceptions. So instead, I choose a word as my focus. I learned about this notion last year from a fellow author, Nancy Parker Brummett, who had read about it in an article by Debbie Macomber. Macomber stated that instead of making resolutions for the new year, she just chooses one word to focus on and to live by, and then to see how that word comes to play in her life. I liked this concept and decided to choose my word after my friend Nancy told me how she chose “joy” for 2012. (She hasn’t chosen her word for 2013 yet.) For 2012, I chose “alchemy” for myself (appropriate, don’t you think?). This word represented making something out of nothing, taking something not so great and making it better. Within weeks, I found a couple of references to alchemy and alchemists. And although “alchemy” is an unusual word, it popped up for me throughout 2012. Since the recent New Year’s Eve, I’ve been looking for my 2013 word. Then it declared itself. At a recent daylong, set-our-goals-forthe-next-six-months writing workshop, we were asked to describe why we write, who we write for and what we want to accomplish with our writing. I write because I have to, and most writers will answer this question with variations on this theme. Yet, in this workshop we were asked to dig a little deeper, to express why we feel compelled to write. Re-

sponses from around the room ranged from altruistic—“to make a difference,” through light-hearted—“to entertain.” My own reasons included both altruism and light-heartedness … and everything in between. Ultimately, though, I narrowed it down to an easing, and an illumination. From there, distilling “easing” and “illumination” was straightforward: Making loads lighter, and shining a light on that which needs to be seen. That’s how “light” became my word for 2013. And that’s why I’m looking forward to the new year with renewed interest. What possibilities there are for light! I’m already on a journey of lightening my own load, having started a project called “365 Days of Divesting” on my birthday late last year. I’ve also lightened my mental cargo by scaling back the width of my social and professional activities and focusing on the depth of the commitments I do make. Additionally, as a board member for the organization Writing for Peace, I can use my words to expose the darkness of violence and ignorance. And I can talk to you, and to others, about highlighting the kindness and generosity and compassion of our everyday lives. So let me ask you: If you were to decide against resolutions, what would your word for the new year be? For 2013, personally, I’m looking forward to the light. Andrea Doray is a writer who believes that, in writing, entertaining and making a difference are not mutually exclusive. Contact her at with your word for 2013.

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Turn traction to more action in state’s economy Gov. John Hickenlooper praised Colorado for its economic rebound in his State of the State address last week. We, too, like many of the signs we see, and like to think we are coming out of the woods. The early weeks of a new year make for a good time to share some good numbers, stand up and put ourselves in the optimistic category. The Colorado Municipal League, a nonprofit agency that represents interests of 267 cities and towns in the state, reported last week that our state’s cities and towns fare better than most others across the nation. The organization’s State of our Cities and Towns report noted 47 percent of Colorado municipalities closed out the year with increased revenues and further noted an inverse relationship to three years ago when 46 percent reported lower revenue. To our

OUR VIEW readers, take heart that Front Range cities fared particularly well with 83 percent reporting increased revenue. Going onto the new year, we’ll be looking for the results of increased revenues in our cities — cities that have made staff cuts and implemented furlough days in recent years. This month in Northglenn, the council found it could muster a 2 percent increase for most employees after three years of frozen salaries. These are the types of impacts we hope to see, as well as careful consideration of how to put increased revenues to work for residents in services,


What is your take on the legislative session? Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his State of the State address last week at the state Capitol. Addressing recreational marijuana, civil unions, funding for education and gun control are among top of mind is-

I believe there is way too much symbolism over substance. Our Legislature needs to encourage service in the community rather than be quick to legislate government solutions. What we really need are people to help people on their blocks. – Al Apuzzo, Westminster

I want to see Colorado set up laws for progressive gun control legislation as an example for the rest of the county. – Missy McMurray, Westminster

Two things. Make sure there’s sufficient funding for higher education, including graduate programs. And we need sensible gun control — not stuff than doesn’t do anything. We need to focus on solving violence in our communities. – Hans Anderson, Westminster

I would really like to see our government work to get to real solutions instead of stalling, and see some real progress. I’d like gun control to limit magazines, guns not to be sold at Walmart … and job creation needs to be at the forefront. – Emily Milton, Westminster


sues for many people and legislators. We spoke to people enjoying hot beverages Sunday afternoon at Starbucks near 104th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Westminster.

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fees, backlogged street projects and other numerous other impacts to pocketbooks and quality of life. Further the report states local economies investing in economic development activities is paying off as well — noting 88 percent of municipalities participate in one or more economic development activities. The list includes classic car shows, art festivals, beer festivals and bike races. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge that wizzed through various parts of the state in August, including Golden and Denver, quickly comes to mind. The partnerships to work quickly and effectively were pronounced as strong community spirit bubbled up in day-today business, volunteer efforts, in-kind contributions and the like. We witnessed these partnerships working effectively and ethically. The report added that the state

added 40,000 jobs in 2012, and the work of municipalities is part of that effort as the state continues to wrestle out of a recession period. Big picture, last year it was big news when Colorado was ranked third best state in the Beacon Hill Institute competitiveness survey — an index that compiles economic indicators in an expansive 44 categories compiled at the institute at Boston’s Suffolk University. We noticed how the report prompted local comments that the state will never again return to the boom and bust cycles it was known for, especially in the 1980s. We, too, are optimistic. So we’ll be watching and hoping to see even more traction moving forward. Colorado has a lot of good stats which should encourage cities, communities and businesses to dig in with their best efforts this year.

Banged up by expectations “Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate … leads to suffering.” — Yoda My Buddhist friends would have a variant on that statement that goes like this: “Expectation leads to disappointment; disappointment leads to anger; anger leads to suffering.” Or something to that effect. So how many of you were suffering Saturday night after the Broncos lost to the Ravens? I know I was, just a little. And it’s all because we actually had expectations of this team; at the very least, we figured they would beat the Ravens and get to the AFC Championship game. Contrast that with last year’s playoff experience: Nobody had any expectation that the Broncos would beat the Steelers, but they did. Which, of course, brought the city a sense of elation. Much better than suffering, dontcha think? Of course, football is trivial — for most of us, a mindless diversion from the realities of our daily lives. But I use it to illustrate a point. Expectations are a wonderful and useful thing, especially as they communicate to people, particularly students, the degree of accomplishment that they should be able to achieve. But, whereas communicating expectations to a group is necessary to define goals, allowing expectations for other people to drive your own sense of accomplishment is a tricky task. And to build expectations out of wholecloth, based on vague notions of what somebody else says they can do, is a fool’s errand. And speaking of fools, that brings me around to Washington, D.C. (You knew I had to be going somewhere with this, didn’t you?) I hope the president is right, that taxing “the rich” is going to solve all our problems; and I hope the Senate knows what it is doing with money, considering that it hasn’t passed a budget in four years; and I hope the House is on the right track, once again

playing “chicken” with a debt limit increase. But I’m keeping my expectations in check. The total revenue of the president’s tax hike represents a little less than this year’s deficit ... through July; the Democratled Senate, while not managing to muster the wherewithal to even propose its own budget, has been able to find the will to vote down two of the president’s budget proposals and a couple dozen House versions. And the GOP-led House has managed to ... well, sort of devolve into a bit of a national embarrassment. Given that these are the luminaries that lead us, I would encourage everybody to keep their expectations for our future in check. At least as far as Washington is concerned. Putting your hopes in Washington is a little like having high expectations of the Broncos this past weekend; however, working away every day at things that are within your control is an act of sanity. Engage your school board, attend city council meetings, know who your county commissioner is. And by all means, get to know your neighbors. Build your own community as if it were an independent operating entity. And then if Washington manages to do something helpful, it’ll be like a Tim Tebow moment — something rare, unexpected and worth celebrating. 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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Life in Colorado means enjoying your neighbors Being neighborly is a part of life here in Colorado, and as such, we frequent all of our neighboring cities for fun and entertainment. In Golden one of our next door neighbors is Lakewood, and that’s the home of the Lakewood Cultural Arts Center. It’s a terrific venue that hosts concerts, dance performances, art exhibits, films and theater events all year long. But this month they are featuring something a little different as they are hosting a performing theater troupe of visiting neighbors from just a little farther north than usual. From Missoula, Mont., in fact! That’s right, it’s the Missoula Children’s Theatre performing a musical theater rendition of “Jack and the Bean Stalk.” This promises to be something special as it’s also

going to feature 50 area school children in the performances. Now, don’t think this is going to be some kind of hodgepodge. It’s a fully staged rendition of the classic story we all grew up with. The Missoula Children’s Theatre has been around for more than 40 years and is in the middle of a world tour. It is all about working with kids and giving them a chance to learn about the theater by using a hands-on approach

and getting them involved in its performances. This year alone, more than 65,000 kids will be cast during its international tour. It runs theater camps and classes in Montana so these people know what they are doing. There are two shows of “Jack and the Bean Stalk,” both on Saturday, Jan. 26. One is at 1 p.m. and the other is at 3:30 p.m.. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children, $8 for students and seniors or you can get a box seat for $10. For more information about the Missoula Children’s Theatre check out its website at www.

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The Lakewood Symphony is planning its own Children and Family Concert at the Lakewood

Cultural Center as well. On Saturday, Jan. 19, it is presenting Francois Poulenc’s classic “Babar the Elephant.” It’s kind of like “Peter and the Wolf,” but with a trunk. It will be narrated by Lakewood’s own George Valuck and the concert will also feature Matt Switzer’s wacky musings on music. Story concerts like this are always fun for kids and help to develop their interest and understanding of music. I highly recommend taking them to as many of these types of concerts as you can. Showtime is 11 a.m. and tickets are only $5. More information about this concert is available at The Lakewood Cultural Center is at 470 S. Allison Parkway. It’s basically at the southwest corner of Wadsworth Boulevard and Alam-

eda Avenue, but you might want to go on line and look at a map as it’s kind of tucked in behind the shopping center there and you can’t see it too well from those main thoroughfares. You can also order tickets or find more information about these shows as well as others coming up at the Lakewood Cultural Center on its website at www. or by calling them at 303-987-7876. Giants and musical elephants. What more could you ask for? John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multimedia production.


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lism. As the aging process takes place, most adults will naturally start to lose small amounts of muscle each year which slows the rate of the metabolism. As this occurs we must alter our eating habits to adapt to the slowing metabolism or we will gain weight in the form of fat. If a weight loss plan is not designed to protect the muscle mass, then muscle will be lost in the dieting process resulting in a slower metabolism. Most hypo-caloric (count your calorie) diets will result in the loss of some muscle mass. Therefore, when a person has lost the desired weight and is ready to adjust their food consumption to maintain their weight loss they are now working with a slower metabolism and often

find their weight loss unsustainable. The doctor monitored weight loss program at Arvada Chiropractic and Physical Rehabilitation addresses this specific concern among others. It is monitored by Dr. Andrew Welling and is designed to allow a person to efficiently take fat off of their body without sacrificing muscle. This is a program that Dr. Welling has personally used, and has coached for several years now with great success. For more information about the keys to weight loss, and the weight loss program offered by Arvada Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation, call 303-424-9549 to reserve your seat at their next free Weight Loss Seminar.


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As a resolution for 2013, don’t let your fear of going to the dentist push off taking your kids in for their dental visits. Last week I had a father explain that he waited until his daughter was almost four to take her to the dentist because he was worried she’d have a negative experience. I explained to him that his worry was natural! Children are instinctively hesitant to lie down, sit still, and let the dentist poke around in their mouths. Fortunately, pediatric dentists are specially trained in the psychology of guiding children through the dental experience. With the proper care and attention, it is possible for children to LOVE going to the dentist.

Now you’re wondering, “How do they do that?” The answer is simple – trust. We begin by establishing a relationship with the child and teaching them about dentistry in a way they can understand. The “Triangle of Trust” between the dentist, child and parent, allows us to guide and support children through their visits, and reach the goal of having happy healthy dental patients. Although some general dentists are excellent with children, many families prefer a specialist. Our two-year specialty training devotes significant study to child psychology, and we can offer multiple approaches to help your child become comfortable in the dental setting.

Many dental offices require parents to stay in the waiting room while their child goes through the dental experience alone. That is not the philosophy at All Kids Dental. We know that parents are an important source of support, and feel strongly that children’s emotional needs come first. We have an open-door policy and prefer that parents accompany and support their child throughout their dental care. We’re proud of our ability to work with children! The almost 4-year-old mentioned above had a wonderful first dental experience, the father was ecstatic, and fortunately, the child didn’t have any cavities. But 20% of kids her age are not so lucky. And that

number rises to 30% by the time kids are five years old. For our youngest little patients with cavities, the dental treatment needs often outweigh their coping skills, and it is important for a pediatric dentist to be able offer the methods to accomplish dental care gracefully, such as in-office sedation. All Kids Dental in Evergreen prides themselves on teaching kids to love going to the dentist. Dr. Brie and Dr. Bob are highly trained pediatric dentists with a state-ofthe-art jungle-themed facility located at I-70 and Evergreen Parkway, just 10 minutes from Denver West. Please call 303-670KIDS (5437) or visit our website for more information.

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Joey isn’t your everyday horse

Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes) is an author who summons medium Madame Arcati (Beth Flynn), at right, for research and ends up conjuring his deceased wife, Elvira (Heather Lacy), center. Photo by P. Switzer 2013

Comedy with a bite ‘Blithe Spirit’ mixes wit with change By Clarke Reader Noel Coward is one of the best known playwrights of the 20th century, and stands next to Oscar Wilde as one of the best writers of wit and fast-paced dialogue. Yet Coward’s work hasn’t been produced at the Arvada Center for decades, a trend that is now over with its production of “Blithe Spirit.” The center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., will run the play at its Black Box Theater from Jan. 22 through Feb. 17. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “Coward’s work is really enjoyable and so quick, but he has a little more edge and bite to his work,” said Rod A Lansberry, the

play’s director. “The back and forth between the characters is different to direct because it’s so easy to get caught up in the rhythm.” The story of “Blithe” revolves around Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes), an upper class British author in the 1930s, who invites Madame Arcati (Beth Flynn) to his home to conduct a séance as research for his latest novel. Things take a turn for the supernatural when Madame Arcati accidentally conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira (Heather Lacy) — a ghost his new wife Ruth (Kate Berry) cannot see. Madness and mayhem follow as Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’ marriage to Ruth, and then decides her husband should join her in the afterlife. “Blithe” is the first time Lansberry, Hughes and Flynn have tackled Coward’s work, and have found the experience extremely challenging and fun. “There is a line the character Ruth when

Charles Condomine (Steven Cole Hughes) is haunted by his deceased wife Elvira (Heather Lacy) in the Arvada Center’s “The Blithe Spirit.” Photo by P. Switzer 2013

IF YOU GO WHAT: “Blithe Spirit” WHERE: Arvada Center 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

WHEN: Jan. 22 through Feb. 17 Tuesday through Saturday — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday — 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — 2 p.m.

COST: $38 - $48 INFORMATION: 720-898-7200 or visit www.

she says, ‘Do you think it’s interesting how easily people let themselves be deceived?’ and I think that really sums up the play,” Hughes said. “I think the statement really applies to relationships, and that’s what the play is about.” Flynn said she really enjoys the character of Madame Arcati, and how despite her eccentricities, she has a structure and regiment that works for her. Flynn and Hughes believe that the play is much more of a social satire than a farce, and says a lot about the times Coward was writing in. “There’s another quote from the play that says, ‘It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit’ and that says a lot about what he was trying to do,” Flynn said. “The play is very cerebral in what it’s doing.” Lansberry said the play covers the changing opinion of the upper class and morals in society in its comedy, and that it really keeps the play relevant. “It’s an amazing cast, the rapport between the characters is great,” he said. “For people who have never seen Coward’s work, it’s clever, witty and fun.” For more information and tickets call 720-898-7200 or visit www.arvadacenter. org.

Joey is a featured life-sized puppet presented by the Handspring Puppet Company that brings breathing, galloping and charging horses to thrilling life on stage in this production of “War Horse,” the Broadway hit playing the Buell Theatre through 20. Here are Joey’s stats: • Joey weighs 120 pounds and is handmade by 14 people. Its frame is mostly cane, soaked, bent and stained. • An aluminum frame along the spine, lined partly with leather for comfort, allows the horse to be ridden. • Stretched, hosiery-like Georgette fabric makes up the “skin” beneath the frame. • A puppeteer at the head controls the ears and head; one in the heart controls breathing and front legs; a third in the hind controls the tail and back legs. • A harness connects the puppet’s and puppeteer’s spines so his or her movements become the breathing of the horse. Tickets are available only by calling either 303-893-4100 or at Beware of scalpers selling tickets on the Internet because they are more often than not fraudulent.

Hyatt may transform Loews

The Loews Denver Hotel in Glendale is being sold to Hyatt, and will be transformed into a Hyatt Place as of Feb. 21, according to a super-secret source. According to my spy, she discussed the ownership change with a manager who confirmed the impending brand transition. No one from the city of Glendale nor from Hyatt could be reached as of deadline. If the flag does change, that will mean severely altering Loews, which considers itself a luxury brand, to a mid-line Hyatt product, which typically is an 11-story hotel with between 125 to 200 rooms located in an urban, suburban or airport location, according to the website description. Hyatt Place hotels are often compared to Marriott’s Courtyard brand. The sale of the Loews property was completed on Dec. 20, and the hotel is only accepting reservations through Feb. 28. Hyatt Place brands feature suite-type amenities with big-screen TVs, free wifi access and a complimentary hot breakfast daily. Hyatt Places also include meeting rooms for small corporate events. Room prices are roughly $129 a night. I will let you know more details as they become available.

La La land

Former Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony and wife, La La, have been living separately, according to an item last week in the New York Post. “It is true they haven’t seen much of each other in the past few months,” a friend of the couple told the gossip column Page Six. “She’s been away a lot filming her show, `La La’s Full Court Life,’ in London, New York and LA. They are not separated and are still together. She and Melo have a house in LA — so she’s always there when she’s doing auditions.” However, another source contradicts that point of view. “They have been living separately for several months now,” that source says. “She’s been living in LA while Carmelo has been in New York.” Parker continues on Page 17



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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK Joe DiVito What is your specialty and what does that mean for the peo- What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? ple you work with? Hire a professional knowledgeable agent, de-clutter and Broker Associate

ABR, CDPE, CIPS, CLHMS, CMAS, CRS, FIS, GRI, MRE, SRES, TRC, Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame, Chairman’s Club and JCAR Realtor of the Year 2004

RE/MAX Alliance 303-456-2111 Where were you born? Chicago, Illinois – a great place to be from!

How long have you lived in the area? My wife, Sue, and I moved to Steamboat Springs in 1972. We relocated, with our three young children, to Arvada in 1983. on We have been in our same home in west Arvada since 1984. ”


What do you like most about it? We like the small town feeling that Arvada offers. There nd- are many horse properties, large lots and beautiful mountain views. The people are very friendly and I have joked for as long as I have lived here that, “People who come to Arvada seldom ne, leave!” I like the close proximity to the mountains, ski arlows eas as well as the big city for sporting events and outings.

abme. How long have you worked in Real Estate? he I started in real estate in 1986 after founding and opers ating an electrical contracting company in Steamboat, hind which I sold in 1983. I then joined Century 21, then Cold-

I specialize in residential real estate. I enjoy working with buyers and sellers. With a background as an electrician, I have a strong knowledge of construction, which nicely compliments my real estate business. I have also been a paid professional real estate coach for Richard Robbins International and have coached many brokers across the U.S.

What is the most challenging part of what you do? Managing people and expectation requires a lot of patience and practice. Keeping a real estate deal on track is a tedious job. One phone call or email leads to three others, and so on. However, I truly love it. Exceeding expectation and delighting people is also the best part of the job. Our motto at the DiVito Dream Makers is, “Making YOUR DREAMS come true!” What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? I really do not see my job as work, but spending time with my family on the beach, in the mountains, playing games or just a nice Sunday dinner. We have three delightful grandkids. I also enjoy following the Broncos, Rockies and the Avs. Obviously, the Broncos have been great to watch. Way to go Broncos!

stage your home before showing it! The way you live in a house and the way you show a house are very different.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Hire a professional knowledgeable agent and get pre-qualified with a lender. Remember, you don’t need to be debt free. Be patient in this market! Inventory is way down. Nevertheless, be ready to jump on a house you love! What is the most unusual thing you have encountered while working in Real Estate? I have a past client I worked with when he was first out of college. I kept him on my mailing list for the past 13 years. He moved to Europe, all over the east coast and I followed his changes of address everywhere he went. Recently I received a call that he was moving back to Arvada. What a delight, my persistence in staying in touch does indeed pay off.

Left to right: Joe and Sue with the grandkids; Joe DiVito; The DiVito Dream Makers-Joe, Amanda and Jerry.

well Banker and then RE/MAX Alliance in 1990. In 1999 we started ‘the DiVito Dream Makers’, which continues rse. today. My daughter, Amanda, joined me in the business in 2003 and she was named 2012 Realtor of the year for the g. Denver Metro Association of Realtors.


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Applications Engineer II,

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Utilize Oracle R12 with technical exp in areas of: Discrete Manufacturing (including MES), Financials, Order to Cash, Quote to Order, & Supply Chain. Reqs: Bachelor's in Info Systems or Electronic Engg. 5 yrs exp which must incl Analysis, specifications, dsgn, dvlpmt, customization, maintenance & support of business applics using Oracle applics 11i & R12; dvlp, customize & implmt Oracle CRM, Distribution & Financials modules; dvlpmt of extensions, interfaces & conversion programs to integrate Oracle Applications modules to import data from various sources into Oracle using PL/SQL & SQL*Loader; & utilizing Reports, Forms, OAF, Workflow, Interfaces, APIs, & UNIX. Send resumes (Req.#17662) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Create technical dsgns based on business/functional reqmts. Reqs: Bachelor's in Computer Engg, Info Systems, or rltd. 5 yrs exp which must incl creating technical & functional dsgns based on business reqmts for Oracle Applications ERP; in the analysis, dsgn, coding, data migration & testing for production & dvlpmt envrmts; to customize & dvlp PL/SQL packages, reports, extensions, & interfaces to support business reqmts; in system-level tests responsible for comparing actual results with expected results then to provide test cases and test data for functional testing; Oracle EBS 11i exp; & with Oracle Applications dvlpmt tools such as Oracle Applications Framework, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle workflow, XML Publisher, Java & Forms. Send resumes (Req.#17661) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:


PAID APPRENTICE HS grads ages 17-34. Electronics, engineering, communications, etc. Great benefits. Travel available. Call Mon-Fri 1 -800-237-7292.

Care provider / Private Duty Nurse needed in North Parker.

approx. 8-9am or 8-9pm. Mostly weekdays 303-646-3020

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.

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is currently recruiting for the following position in Castle Rock: RF Technical Manager

Caregivers. to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Up to 40 hrs. per week Call Today 303-736-6688

If you are not able to access our website,, mail your resume and salary requirements to: DIRECTV, Attn: Talent Acquisition, 161 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112.To apply online, visit: EOE.

ERP Functional Analyst II,


We are looking for friendly, compassionate, and dependable caregivers to help the elderly with non-medical companionship and in-home care. Join the world's most trusted source of senior care and experience the rewards of making a real difference in someone's life. Flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules available. Join our team today. Call 303-688-7852.

Coordinator P/T:

Locate and screen host families; provide support and activities for exchange students. Up to $850/ student with bonus and travel opportunities. Local training and support. Make friends worldwide!

Home Cleaning

in Castle Rock 1 day a week, 6 hours at $15/hour Starting February

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Works with Oracle 11i Functional analysis in Supply Chain Modules: Advanced Pricing, OM, PO, Inventory. Reqs: Bachelor's in Electronic Engg, Info Systems, or rltd. 5 yrs exp which must incl execution of the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes & implmtn of Oracle ERP projects; Techno-Functional exp with PL/SQL packages, Functions, SQL Scripts & EDI XML docs; dsgn, dvlpmt & support of Oracle RICE WF components; dsgn & dvlpmt architecture of Inbound & Outbound Interfaces between external sources & Oracle Applications using PL/SQL, Oracle APIs, SOA & Web Methods; & sourcing key metrics from multiple ERP systems. Send resumes (Req.#17305) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:

Town of Parker

is accepting applications for Victim Advocate Volunteers and for more information and to apply, go to

Help Wanted ERP Functional Analyst,

Specialist for Arrow Electronics, Inc. (Englewood, CO) Supports and manages Oracle Distribution & CRM initiative efforts in large IT envrmt. Reqs: Master's in Computer Eng or CS; 3 yrs exp (or BS in same fields followed by 5 yrs. exp) which must incl Techno Functional consulting in Oracle Applications CRM (Sales, Mktg & PRM) & Supply Chain Mgmt domain; & exp configuring OBIEE/OBIA & Business Intelligence in eBS domain. Send resumes (Req.#17443) to: HR Shared Services, 24 Inverness Place East, Englewood, CO 80112 or Apply online at:


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

Have home and kids; need parents!

Do you have time and love to give to kids but you just aren’t sure how to share it? Call to learn how you can earn a living caring for children in a home provided by Savio. Call Tracy at 303-225-4152.

Exp. Violin/Piano, Cello, Guitar Teachers needed Children -

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Looking for Paint Helper and

Body Tech full time at local body shop in Wheat Ridge. Call 303423-2498.

Mountain Man Nut & Fruit ,

located in the Woodlawn Shopping Center, 1500 W Littleton Blvd, is looking for part-time help. Applicantsshould have some retail experience, be mature, motivated, and a non-smoker. Apply in person.



Personal Caregivers and Homemakers

needed Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. Reliable, dependable, exp. preferred. bi-lingual Korean helpful for 1 client. Call Personal Touch Senior Services (303)9725141


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Western Summit Constructors, Inc. is seeking

hrs in the mornings for general horse care and maintenance. Castle Rock / Larkspur area. Additional hours and possible live-in arrangements available for the right person. Please call 303-961-4818.


Littleton Public Schools is looking for a receptionist responsible for greeting and directing individuals visiting the Education Services Center; answering the District telecommunication system and directing calls to appropriate individuals throughout the District. This is a full time, year round position in support of the Superintendent’s and the Communications offices. Fluency in Spanish is required. Apply online:


for busy pediatric practice in Castle Rock. Full time/part time. Please Fax (303)814-0717 or email

Would you love to help someone else? Flexible hours…prior experience caring for seniors helpful. We’re looking for loving, compassionate people who live in South Metro Denver! Call 303-990-4561 today!

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO.

Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO. The properties are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, year round with positions available on ALL shifts. Weekend availability is preferred and flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Individuals should apply at

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

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THURSDAY/JAN. 17 ALASKA FILM Lakewood Cultural Center presents “Lure of Alaska,” narrated live by filmmaker Dale Johnson, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets are available by calling 303-987-7845, going online to or visiting the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office. Senior, student, child and group discounts are available. There is plenty of free, well-lit parking on-site. REIKI SESSIONS for animals, to benefit the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, will be offered 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Appointments required; contact or 303-2390382. Reiki is an excellent treatment for animals as it can alleviate pain and anxiety while minimizing symptoms.

TRAVEL SERIES Load your “virtual backpack” and join Carolyn Adam, outdoor extraordinaire,

for a trek to the bottom of the Grand Gulch in southeast Utah. Marvel at the red sandstone formations and discover many hidden Anasazi ruins, pictographs and petroglyphs. See a demonstration of painting with tint created from native plants, just as the ancients did. The program is from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. It is open to ages 10 and up. Call 720-898-7405 for cost and to verify that there is space. Visit

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/JAN. 18-19, JAN. 25-26 DINNER THEATER Colorado ACTS present a community production of “Much Ado About Murder,” an interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, at 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26 at 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772, visit www., or email coloradoacts@yahoo. com for tickets and more information. SATURDAY/JAN. 19 NORWEGIAN DINNER. The annual Norwegian

“Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner” event will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. There will be two serving times: 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Plan to join us for this delicious and festive celebration. Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Reservations must be made by Jan. 11. Call 303-989-4496.

SYMPHONY CONCERT Lakewood Symphony presents a children’s and family concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Come hear the timeless story of Babar the Elephant set to music by the French composer, Francis Poulenc, and narrated by Lakewood’s George Valuck. Order tickets online at or call 303 987-7845. MUSIC FESTIVAL The best band, orchestra and

vocal music students from Adams County high schools will perform in the high school honor music festival at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the theater at Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh

Governor: Civil unions, Amendment 64, economy Governor continued from Page 1

But Democrats have the numbers this session, and are primed to move on guns. “It’s a tough issue for everybody,” said Democratic Rep. Max Tyler, DLakewood. “It’s a ‘let’s do everything’ approach. Let’s do background checks. Let’s support our citizens’ mental health needs.”

Civil unions could pass

Tyler also praised the comments on civil unions by Hickenlooper, who said: “Some of us tried very hard, but it didn’t get done last year. This year, let’s do it. Let’s pass civil unions.” “The Legislature sometimes doesn’t get things done the first year,” Tyler said, referencing civil unions. “It’s been up and over and over again.” With Democrats in charge, civil unions finally are expected to pass this session. However, Waller “wants to make sure that Democrats are being completely transparent with that bill,” arguing that language in civil union legislation shouldn’t contradict the existing gay marriage ban in the state Constitution. Then there’s another big deal that elected officials

Gov. John Hickenlooper gives the State of the State address Jan. 10 to senators and representatives in the House chambers of the Capitol. The session opened Jan. 9. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen will have to take up in the coming months. “Oh yeah, Amendment 64,” Hickenlooper quipped, referring to November’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana use. A task force is working on finding ways to regulate the marijuana industry and will forward its findings to legislators by the end of February. Hickenlooper said it is important for the drug not to reach children, and he wants to expand DUI laws for those driving while impaired on marijuana. Waller, who is sponsoring a bill that deals with driving under the influence of marijuana, said he was pleased to hear the

governor address that issue. With so many hot-button issues coming up this session, it may be easy to lose focus of what Colorado residents perhaps want lawmakers to pay the most attention to over the next five months. “We do know it’s the economy,” said Kraft-Tharp. “It’s jobs.” Hickenlooper praised Colorado’s “economic rebound” following “a historic recession.” The governor said he wants to “keep improving and building on the foundation we have in place,” and that he plans to put forth a budget that “builds the state’s financial solvency.”

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Parker: RMCAD helped bring in mural Parker continued from Page 10

According to The Post, “Sources add that La La’s also been partying with girlfriends from Mexico to Miami, which has displeased Melo and made him angry.” Add to this latest rumor of a possible split the famous dust-up between Carmelo and the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett over a speculated infidelity. “Melo was suspended for one game for the post-game clash with Garnett over the incident,” The Post says. See the full story at pagesix/la_la_sticking_ with_carmelo_m1tVisCdJoa0VsXTQXRI9M.

Amazing mural

“Before I Die …,” a worldwide interactive art installation by Candy Chang, has been installed on the grounds of the McNichols Civic Center Building at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street. With blackboard space next to the words “Before I die I want to …” the mural invites visitors to pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in a public space. The mural was installed in Denver’s Sonny Lawson

Park by the Community Coordinating District No. 1 last summer and moved to the McNichols Building grounds in early December. The original “Before I Die …” mural was built in New Orleans, where artist Chang transformed the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood into a giant chalkboard and stenciled it with the sentence. By the next day, the wall was entirely filled and kept growing. The wall turned a neglected space into a constructive one where neighbors had an outlet to get to know each other and remember their loved ones. It was brought to Denver through a partnership of Arts and Venues Denver, the Community Coordinating District, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and Denver Design Build LLC. “Before I Die …” murals have been installed in more than 20 countries and reproduced in more than 10 languages. For photos and more information, go to http://beforeidie. cc/site/denver.

Proud papa

Denver sports radio and TV personality Mark McIntosh has a reason to

brag about his son. “My son Kyle is a comedy writer in Los Angeles. He’s working on a new show that will air its first season starting Jan. 16,” Mark announced on his Facebook page. The sketch comedy series, called “Kroll Show” on Comedy Central, satirizes “our television-obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds,” according to the description on www.comedycentral. com. “More than just a collection of sketches, Kroll Show is about giving Nick (Kroll’s) fans a chance to see his of-the-moment take on pop culture, sports news (and more).” Check out some video clips at: Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at penny@ or at 303619-5209.


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PUPPY CLASSES Misha May Foundation offers free weekly drop-in puppy classes from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, starting Jan. 19, at Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Boarding, 4000 Holly St., Denver.

AAUW MEETING The Foothills Branch of the American Association of University Women invites all women with an accredited university or college degree to become members. The January branch meeting will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Community of Christ Church, 3780 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge, with a program about Peace Corps work in Bulgaria. We also have 8 interest groups and several special events which provide a variety of social and educational opportunities. Call Lindy Reed at 303-421-9414 for information.

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NATURE ADVENTURES Celebrate the wonders of nature with your child through short hikes, hands-on activities, crafts and books from 1111:454 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Dress for the weather as we may spend some time outside. Different topics each month. Open to ages 4-6 years and their parents. Admission is free, but you must call in advance to sign up, 720-898-7405. Visit

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Puppy socialization, playtime, relationship building, developmentally appropriate activities and training foundations will be covered. Healthy puppies between the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months, with appropriate vaccines, may attend; proof of vaccine required. RSVP preferred. Email mishamayfoundation@gmail.comto receive registration form ahead of time. Puppy handouts included.

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GOLDEN CITY COUNCIL ON THE RECORD Golden City Council voted on the following items during its Jan. 10 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marjorie Sloan, District 1 Councilwoman Saoirse CharisGraves, District 2 Councilwoman Marcie Miller, Ward 1 Councilwoman Marcia Claxton, Ward 3 Councilman Bob Vermeulen, and Ward 4 Councilman Bill Fisher, and Mayor Pro Tem Joe Behm.

Growth ordinance allocation

Golden officially set the number of new home construction allocations that will be allowed in 2013 by a unanimous vote. For 2012, there were 81 allocations. Five went for construction of new units, and 76 were allocated to the approved Confluence apartment development, at 1300 Eighth St. For 2013, the 1-percent ordinance means there will again be 81 alloca-

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tions available to developers.

Public posting spot named The bulletin board in the Golden City Hall lobby at 911 Tenth St. was again designated public place for posting notices of meetings of the city council, boards, commissions, agencies and committees. Compiled by Glenn Wallace

Celia Rachelle Bloom, Mckenzie S. Brogan, Stephanie Elizabeth Cohn, Jaimie Alexandra King, Madison D. Liming and Danielle Eleanor Wood, of Golden, were named to the 2012 fall semester president’s honor roll at the University of Wyoming.

HAVE AN EVENT? To submit a calendar listing, send information by noon Friday to calendar@ ourcoloradonews. com or by fax to 303-468-2592.

YOUR WEEK, COMING SOON, RECURRING EVENTS Your Week continued from Page 17

K-12 AUDITIONS for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Jack and the Beanstalk are from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. No advance registration, preparation or experience needed for this group audition. Participants should sign in by 4 p.m. and will be required to stay for the full two-hour audition. Rehearsals will begin immediately following the audition and will continue for the week Tuesday through Friday from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Two, one-hour fully staged performances will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Cost for participation in the residency is $50 per participant, assessed only to those children accepted into the program. Call 303-987-7845, visit or go to the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office. TUESDAY/JAN. 22 BLITHE SPIRIT The Arvada Center

presents “Blithe Spirit” from Jan. 22 to Feb. 17 in the Black Box Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Talkbacks will be offered after the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, Feb. 1, and after the 1 p.m. show Wednesday, Feb. 6. To purchase tickets, or for information, go to or call 720898-7200. The Arvada Center is at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.


O’Kane Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 25 S. Newland St., Lakewood. Call 303-237-1330.

TUESDAY/JAN. 22, THURSDAY/ JAN. 24 GUARDIAN ANGELS The existence of guardian angels will be explored at Lifetree Café: at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5675 Field St., Arvada; and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Participants will view an exclusive film interview with a woman who claims her life was saved by an angel encounter, and they’ll have the opportunity to share stories of their own experiences with angels. Admission to the 60-minute event, “My Angel Saved Me,” is free. Snacks and beverages are available. For the Arvada program, contact Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or For the Lakewood program, contact Craig Cable at 970-292-4697 or DOG TRAINING Learn about Misha May

Foundation Dog Training and Rescue’s successful techniques used to rehabilitate our rescued dogs through presentations

and demonstrations. Ask questions about dog behavior or our programs: Puppy Socialization and Obedience classes, Advanced Behavior approaches, and Dog Trainer/Behavior Specialist Apprentice program. No dogs please. RSVP preferred at mishamayfoundation@gmail.comor 303-239-0382. The presentations are from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Boarding, 4000 Holly St., Denver; and at 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Pet Station, 2300 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver.

WEDNESDAY/JAN. 23 JAZZ/SWING SHOW Jazz Over Easy starts from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and continues the fourth Wednesday of the month at Café del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Join Marti Henry on trombone and his band for jazz and swing standards. Reserve a table now to assure seating. Call 303-238-7999 for reservations. DOG TRAINING Learn how to manage your dogs and change their behavior at the front door with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. This class will address barking, jumping, rushing, escaping and over excitement. We will also touch on growling and fear. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@gmail.comor call 303-239-0382. Ask about our multiple class discounts. Limited space for demo dogs. DINOSAUR PROGRAM Build your own

dinosaur by using a skeleton model and clay to study and sculpt these ancient creatures that roamed the earth. Program for ages 8-12 years is from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. What will yours look like? Instructor is David Sullivan. Sign up in advance; call 720-898-7405. Visit nature.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/JAN. 25 BENEFIT BREW Join an evening of fun at Wystone’s Teas from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Benefit Brew; 25 percent of sales will be donated to the Colorado Neurological Institute in honor of the organizations 25th year. Enjoy a wide spectrum of teas, as well as tea infused food and cocktails at Wystone’s Teas in Belmar, 7323 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood. Links Jewelry will also be available for purchase. COMING SOON/JAN. 25-27 ANIMAL REIKI Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue will offer animal Reiki certification from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and from

11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. This class will teach students how to experience the world from the animal’s perspective. Attendees will learn Reiki practices, as well as communication, handling strategies, physiology, psychology and more. The course demonstrates a variety of specific techniques, with hands-on application. Each day includes hands-on practice. Special attention is paid to trauma reduction and calming protocols. The result is often the alleviation of symptoms such as pain, fear and anxiety, as well as positive changes in behavior. This class will be offered only once in 2013. Registration required; email mishamayfoundation@ gmail.comor 303-239-0382 to register and to find out about costs.


Adams of the Crimes Against Children Unit at the Lakewood Police Department will lead a class for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, neighbors and friends on stranger safety for children. The class is from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood; RSVP at 303-233-2740. Presented by the Health Ministries Team at Holy Shepherd.

OPEN HOUSE Sea Scout Ship 876 in Lakewood and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will host an open house for co-ed youth ages 14-20 who want to learn safe boating knowledge and skills and yearn for high outdoor adventures. The open house is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the Belmar Shopping Center. Parents are welcome. Light dinner provided. Call Frank Merrill at 303-935-9715 for more information. SCAVENGER HUNT Make sure your senses are in tune as you explore the grounds of Majestic View Nature Center for answers to our ecology scavenger hunt. Work in teams to find hidden treasures. Dress for the weather and bring your thinking caps. Call ahead to register at 720-898-7405. The hunt is from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Admission is free. Visit www. COMING SOON/JAN. 28 EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

The Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect 150 years ago, changed the course of the United States while it was embroiled in the Civil War. In it, President Abraham Lincoln exercised his constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces, to proclaim all slaves in Confederate territory to be forever free. Join Active Minds as we explore what this historic proclamation did and did not do. We will examine its impact, both immediate and longer term,

from the perspective of slaves, slave owners, Northerners, Southerners, and the country as a whole. The program is free and is from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-232-7100.

will show how her positive zest for life and sense of humor bring out the royalty in each of us. Register before Jan. 28 at Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Cost is $9, which includes lunch.

that reveals truths about the face we present and our real selves, from Friday through Feb. 17. Call 303-935-3044 or visit The Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.




QUILT EXHIBIT Rocky Mountain Quilt


Museum presents “Surface Explorations by Cynthia St. Charles” and “New Acquisitions from the Anne Olsen Collection” from Sunday, Jan. 28 to April 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-2770377.

plans free skating parties 4-5 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17, March 24, May 5 and June 9 at Foothills Ice Arena , 2250 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood. Registration required at



HOA PROGRAM The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Community Associations Institute will present a free program to the general public and professionals who work in the industry. The program is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Courtyard by Marriott DenverCherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Two of our experts will share their wisdom and expertise on taking yourself and or your HOA to the next level by implementing positive steps to avoid emotional burnout and conflict. The last speaker will inform how to make a difference in your emotional and mental health by improving your own personal fitness and wellness plan. A light breakfast will be served; RSVP to or by calling 303-951-4973.

QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1213 Washington Ave. in Golden, presents “Crazy Quilts: Victorian Fancies and Beyond” and “Crazy Quilts in Everyday Life: Photographs from the Janet Finley Collection” through Jan. 19. Call 303-277-0377.


wanted to go on a rock hunt? Learn techniques and clues to have your own successful dig around Colorado and Wyoming. Find out how to join the North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club on one of their field trips one of their many events throughout the year. They can answer your questions about their fascinating display of rocks and minerals. Program is from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. It is open to ages 8 and up. No fee, but must register by Jan. 25. Visit

COMING SOON/JAN. 30 HOME EXPO Learn about in-home

services to help keep you or a loved one at home and about housing options if you are considering a new place to call home. The There’s No Place Like Home expo is from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The event is free to the public; register by calling 303-425-9583. Service providers, call 303-467-7197 for vendor information/fees.

COMING SOON/JAN. 31 LUNCHEON BE a queen for a day. Join Michelle Rahn at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, for the Walking Tiara Tall Luncheon. Rahn

RECURRING/THROUGH JAN. 26 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “Newark Violenta,” a tribute to the Poliziotteschi film genre, Italian stories of crime and mafia. The story follows Leo Betti and his quest to lead a non-crime life and to make up for lost relationships. The show runs from Jan. 4-26 at The Edge Theater, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Call 303-232-0363 or go online at RECURRING/THROUGH JANUARY DOG TRAINER program Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is offering a “Become a Dog Trainer” program, starting in January in Arvada and Denver. The licensed nonprofit organization rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs at risk, regardless of breed or mix, behavior or medical issue, or amount of time needed. The dog trainer program includes puppy, basic obedience and behavior solutions. Email mishamayfoundation@ gmail.comor call 303-239-0382 for an application or more information. RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 8 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Lakewood Arts Council plans a special 25th anniversary exhibit to be displayed at its Community Art Center & Gallery through Feb. 8. The exhibit contains 75 works created by members of the Lakewood Arts Council. Included is a retrospective collection of pastel paintings by Gene Smith, organized as a memorial tribute to this highly respected, award-winning artist. In addition, a large amount of his pastel supplies will be offered for sale during the show. The Gallery is at 85 S. Union Blvd. A special opening reception is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Call 303-980-0625 or visit

RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 17 COMIC TALE Miners Alley Playhouse presents “Mrs. Mannerly,” a comic tale

FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and Swallow Hill Music presents the family concert series, at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month through May at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver; and at 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May at the D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information and tickets, visit

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 1-3 DANCE PERFORMANCE Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Paper Bird present “Carry On,” a full-length contemporary dance, live music and multimedia performance, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available online at culturalcenteror by phone at 303-9877845. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 2 ANIMAL TRACKS Mile Hi Church hosts its annual “Animal Tracks: Education, Spiritually Connecting and Caring for Animals” seminar series from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Kate Solisti, keynote speaker, will present “The World According to Animals.” She is an internationally known author, teacher, animal communicator and expert in dog and cat nutrition. Other topics include: Keeping You & Your Pet Safe in Nature, Animal Totems & Signs of Nature, Canine Massage Therapy for the Senior Dog, Training Your Dog & Why It’s Important, Healing Touch for Animals and Grieving the Loss of Your Pet. Lunch may be purchased on-site from 12:151:15 p.m. Register at www.milehichurch. orgor call 303-237- 8851. The church is at 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. PILATES WORKSHOP Golden Pilates is hosting a Pilates workshop for low back pain from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, led by Pilates instructor Lise Stolze. Learn to understand treatment-based classification and clinical prediction rules for low back pain; understand the latest research on Pilates and low back pain; understand common spine pathologies and dysfunctions; use basic movement assessment techniques to address spine pathology; and identify specific exercises using Pilates principles to help those with low back pain to return to function. Golden Pilates is at 922 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Golden. Call 303-279-8008 for information on cost and to reserve your spot. Looking Ahead continues on Page 20

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Thank You... The Golden Civic Foundation held its 37th annual Dinner and Auction on November 10, 2012. The event was themed “A Salute to Veterans,” and honored men and women from all branches of military service. More than $75, 000 was raised at the sold out event, and all of the proceeds will be distributed to Golden’s schools and non-profit organizations through the Civic Foundation’s grants program in February. Congratulations to the following organizations which have been selected to receive grants funded from the event proceeds: American Alpine Club Library American Mountaineering Museum Bell Middle School Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado Buffalo Bill Days Christian Action Guild Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Railroad Museum Colorado Trail Foundation CSM Geology Museum Family Tree Foothills Art Center Free Horizon Montessori School Golden Chamber of Commerce Golden Community Choir Golden Fire Dept

Golden High After Prom Golden High School Golden History Museums Golden Landmarks Golden Optimist Club Golden Police Golden Public Library Golden Visitor Center Jefferson Symphony

Kyffin Elementary Mitchell Elementary Outdoor Lab Foundation Pleasant View Elementary Ralston Elementary Red Rocks Community College Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Shelton Elementary Welchester Elementary

Thank you to the many supporters who made the 37th Annual Dinner and Auction a success: Event Underwriters: Colorado School of Mines, F. A. (Heinie) Foss, The Blessing Fund, Anonymous. Silver Contributors: US Bank, John & Sharon Trefny, SourceGas, Jack & Joy Brandt, Key Bank, Bradley Devitt Haas &, Watkins P.C., Michael & Carole Cruson, Kelley Trucking, Waste Management, Golden Buffalo Bill Days. Bronze Contributors: Blue Canyon Bar & Grill,, FirstBank, Credit Union of Colorado, Colorado Business Bank, Golden Software, Wells Fargo, New West Physicians. Auction Donors: 240 Union 360 Engineering A Better Car Wash Ace Hi Tavern Ali Baba Grill Alison Dunlap Coaching American Furniture Warehouse Dave & Nan Anderson Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta Applejack Wine & Spirits Applewood Golf Course Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Art on the Brix Arthur Murray Dance Studio Arvada Center Asana Yoga Studio Avenue Gifts Baby Doe’s Clothing Bandimere Speedway Barnes & Noble - CSM Bookstore Sam & Marilyn Baron Bath Nation Gene Bauer, Goldsmith Jim and Brenda Billings Betty Blooms Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Ted and Frani Bickart Bloom Boutique Blue Canyon Bar & Grill Bob’s Atomic Burgers Judy Bolis Tony Boyle Jack & Joy Brandt Briarwood Inn The Brown Palace Hotel John & Shan Brunel Ken & Kristi Brunel Buffalo Bill Museum Buffalo Rose Bumps & Bundles

Cafe 13 Tom and Mim Carney Wendy Caspari Century 21 Golden West Realty Chelsea of London Gene Child Children’s Museum City of Golden The Clothes Mine Cobb Theatres Coffee News Coleman Colorado Railroad Museum The Collector’s Edge Colorow Consulting Gail Coors Joe & Gail Coors Coors Credit Union Phyllis Coulson Dr. Charles Courtad DDS Credit Union of Colorado Creekside Jewelers CSM Athletics CSM Geology Museum CSM Mining Department D’Deli DeFINE Design Del’s Tonsorial Parlor Denver Botanic Gardens Denver Eye Surgeons Denver Marriott West Denver Museum of Nature and Science Dinosaur Ridge Ed & Jean Dorsey Dan Dougherty The Dove Inn Downtown Aquarium Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad El Callejon

Golden Civic Foundation Board of Directors: Event Volunteers: Dave Anderson Marilyn Baron Julianne Berg Jack Brandt Joy Brandt Gene Child

CSM Athletes Darden Coors Jeanne Fielding Teresa Harder Marv Kay Pat Kellenbenz

Essence Laser and Wellness Fleur-de-Lis Flowers Dr. Erin Foley Foothills Art Center Foss Building Wine & Spirits Fossil Trace Golf Club Tom & Kay Furtak James Garner, Wells Fargo Advisors Georgetown Loop Railway Gilpin Hotel & Casino Gold-N-Detectors Golden Animal Hospital Golden Bowl Golden City Brewery The Golden Diner Golden Ethics in Business Awards Golden Farmers Market Golden Fiber Arts Studio & Classes Golden Fine Arts Festival Golden Frames & Gifts Golden Himalayas Golden History Museums The Golden Hotel Golden Landmarks Association Golden Lions Club Golden Mill Golden Moves Golden Optimist Club Golden Pilates Golden Police Department Golden Quilt Company Golden Skillet Golden Sweets Golden Tea Time Golden Transcript Golden Vision Clinic Golden Visitors Center Golden Volunteer Fire Department Golden Yoga & Rolf Integration Good Times Drive Thru Goozell Yogurt Dave Anderson - President Mike Cruson - Vice President Bill Opp - Treasurer Pat Kellenbenz - Director

Tia Kelly Teri Lowery LeAnn Lubkeman Audi Lundy Bonnie Midkiff Donna Miller

The Green Paw GURA Teresa & Lee Harder Barbara Haywood Heritage Square Alpine Action Higher Grounds Coffee William and Mimi Hillen Hops Grill & Brewery Harry Horblit Hotel Boulderado Hyland Hills Water World Isle Casino Ken Jacques Jalopyz Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Nanette Johnson Johnson and Wales University Marv & Diane Kay Pat Kellenbenz Luke Kelley Phyllis Kelley Kelley Trucking Kong Sarah and Todd Labosky Catherine Lassen Holly Latour Leadership Golden The Lodge Casino Carol Lomond Love & Logic Institute Judy Madison Charles McKay John McInerney Meyer Home Center Mike Metz Mike Midyett Marcie Miller MillerCoors Miners Alley Playhouse Mo’s Family Portraits Mrs. B’s Baskets

Mrs. B’s Concierge Service Mt. Tom Images Native Nursery Octopus Car Wash Bill and Patty Opp O’Toole’s Garden Center Karen Oxman Diane & Tim Pasquarelli Mark Payne Peak Cycling Andi Pearson Becky Pearson Rep. Ed Perlmutter Pat & Scott Perrin Pizza Hut The Point Athletic Club Randall Olsson Photography Raven Records Re/Max Alliance Red Rocks Community College Red Rocks Country Club Red Wagon Reserve Casino and Hotel Rewind Consignment Shop M.L. Richardson Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Rolling Hills Country and Cultural Center Denise Rosas Patricia Rucker Safeway The Silver Horse Mike & Jayme Sitzman Shelton Elementary School Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center Bob and Dru Short Dru Short State Farm Insurance Simply Repurposed Sitzmark Lodge Marjorie & Dendy Sloan

Sodexo So Much ‘Mores Campfire Desserts Soups By Gaby Tom and Kathy Spicer Spirits in the Wind Gallery The Sports Mine Outdoor Gear Consignment Shop Spot Bar & Grill Spyderco The Strater Hotel Roy & Joan Stieneker Table Mountain Inn Tallgrass Aveda Spa and Salon Three Tomatoes Steakhouse & Club tkp Architects TonedBones Active Lifestyle Eatery Toppings and More John & Sharon Trefny Tuk Tuk Asian Grill Underwater Phantaseas Urban Escape Day Spa Vital Outdoors Vicki Wagner Barb Warden Bruce & Nancy Waring Joseph and Carol Weber The Wild Animal Sanctuary Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza John & Jane Wright Sue Young

Pat Madison - Advisor John Trefny - Advisor Carol Chapman - Executive Director Marcie Miller - Assistant Director

Sarah Labosky - Director M.L. Richardson - Director Joy Brandt - Advisor Marv Kay - Advisor

Marcie Miller Bill Opp Pat Perrin Jana Powell M.L. Richardson Ruth Rodman

Ted and Shaunie Smathers

Betsy Scally Bob Short Terri Spahn Mallory Smith Taylor Smith John Trefny

Vickie Wagner Molly Williams Frank Young Terre Deegan-Young Tom Young Linda Young

The mission of the Golden Civic Foundation is to invest in the economic and cultural vitality of the Golden community. Since its establishment in 1970, the Golden Civic Foundation has provided more than $2.6 million for the betterment of the Golden community.


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LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 5 MEET LEGISLATORS The public is invited to

meet and speak with legislators who represent Jefferson County, learn about current issues and network with business professionals. The gathering will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the joint offices of the West Chamber and the Jefferson Country Economic Development Corporation, 1667 Cole Blvd., Building 19, Suite 400, Lakewood. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at events/details/meet-your-legislators-2760.


Plates, Big Heart event is planned for Thursday, Feb. 7, at Infinity Park Event Center. Denver chefs prepare small plates of food in competition for the

title, “Wednesday’s Child Best Chef of Denver!” For a complete list of participating vendors visit www. Visit the website for ticket information, or you can call 303-755-4756. Proceeds from the event benefit The Adoption Exchange.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8 BENEFIT CONCERT Susan Lee Cable, a concert pianist and professor emeritus at Metropolitan State College of Denver, will honor top classical musicians at “Concert, Coffee & Confections,” a benefit concert for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. The evening also will feature fine coffee, European gourmet desserts and a silent auction featuring works from OLLI artists. The event is open to the public. RSVP at 303-7174299 or by sending a check ($40/per person) by Feb. 1 to OLLI West, University College, 2211 S.

Josephine St., Denver. Visit www.universitycollege. or call 303-871-3090.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 OLIVER PRAIRIE Playhouse presents “Oliver,” its biggest show of the year with a live orchestra, a cast of all ages, great music and a spectacular set. A heart-warming family tale that children and adults all love. Oliver will be sure to steal your heart as well. Visit productions/themusicmanliver. Get tickets online at prairieplayhouse.comor at the door. The show plays at The Armory in Brighton.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 8-17 TAKING STOCK The 11 Minute Theatre Company presents “Taking Stock” from Feb. 8-17. Warning: This play has some mature language and is suggested for audiences over 13 years old. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call

303-422-4090 or visit

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 9 WINTER FESTIVAL Amateur and pro skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and ice fishermen and women will compete on and around Evergreen Lake at the second annual Winter Festival, sponsored by Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Never Summer. The event lasts from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The festival also includes family friendly activities, and a fireworks display caps off the event. The Evergreen Lake Ice Rink will be open. Tickets are available at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen. Learn more at LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 10 PERFORMANCE CONCERT A collaborative performance concert of the Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10,

at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. All levels of music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 11-12 UPCOMING AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for “Dividing the Estate,” written by Horton Foote, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years or older. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 12 WOMEN’S LUNCHEON Denver West Women’s Connection will have a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2459 for reservations. Looking Ahead continues on Page 21

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Recommendations for 2012’s best books

Drivel, dreck and what the heck. That kind of sums up the books that were released in 2012. There were some er will good things, some downright awful things, en by and some things that, well, they weren’t bad 12 at but they weren’t the best books you’ve ever udi- read, either. 7200 And then there were the gems. or I read just more than 270 books in 2012, and (fortunate me!) it was hard to decide on just five picks in the three categories below. But here they are, in no certain order, my en’s personal best of from 2012. to n Adult Fiction od. For me, the world totally ceased to exist while I was reading “The Absolutist” by John Boyne. Set in the years after World War I, it’s the story of a former soldier who decides to return some letters to the sister of the friend who wrote them. Years ago, he knew the woman’s brother — had a crush on him, in fact — but the man is now dead, and when the sister asks what happened, the narrator tells her. What happens left me absolutely breathless. I have to admit: I’m not a major Eric Jerome Dickey reader. Some of his books leave me cold but “An Accidental Affair” chilled me with the action and doublecrossing that happens to the book’s narrator, who catches his beloved wife sleeping with another man. What he has to do to get her out of trouble will make you turn the pages so fast, you’ll practically rip them. Here’s another endof-the-war novel I loved: “Freeman” by Leonard Pitts Jr. It’s the story of a former slave who decides to find his wife at the end of the Civil War. He was free in Philadelphia, she was enslaved in Mississippi, and there’s also a parallel story that moves theirs along. The three tales together make this a novel that’ll keep you in your chair for a good long time. “The Midwife of Hope River” by Patricia Harman tells the story of a woman who becomes a midwife in the years before the Depression. In order to escape her past, she moves to the foot of the Appalachian Mountains to work, but her ways are

not like the old ways. This book sings with beauty, love, and appreciation for life and for women. You know you’ve got a good book when you forget that it’s fiction, which pretty much sums up this novel. No, I wasn’t only hooked on historical novels this year; “The Trial of Fallen Angels” by James Kimmel Jr. is my last pick in this category because it’s one of those novels that asks you to suspend what you don’t know because, well, you really don’t know it. It’s the story of a woman who wakes up in a train station, dead. She was a lawyer in life, and she’ll be a lawyer in death, but the court system in this purgatory isn’t what she’s used to at all. This is a novel of six-degrees-of-separation and of forgiveness, and that’s why it’s on this best of 2012. Honorable mention in this category: “The Dog Who Danced” by Susan Wilson.

Adult Non-Fiction

“Concussions and Our Kids” by Robert Cantu, M.D. and Mark Hyman might seem like an odd pick for a best of list, but here it is. I put this book on here because what Cantu has to say is chilling, horrifying, and cautionary. If you’re a parent, an athlete, or a sports fan, this may be mandatory reading for this coming year. The sad fact is that “God’s Hotel” by Victoria Sweet won’t be on any bestseller’s lists. Too bad, because it’s a Zen-like memoir of the author’s years spent as a doctor in a

California almshouse. As she was working, she began to study the works of a Medieval nun who was also a healer, and that — medieval times coupled with stories of modern medicine — make this a wonderful, strangely calming book to find. Like just about everybody in the country, I had my fill of politics, which is why I was surprised to love “Indomitable Will: LBJ and the Presidency” by Mark K. Updegrove so much. This book, consisting of snippets of interviews of those who worked with, lived with, and knew Lyndon Baines Johnson, is a quick but very fascinating look at a (perhaps unfairly) much-maligned man in office. It taught me a lot, and it sets a lot of records straight. This is a nice antidote to politicsas-usual, which is why it’s on this list. “The Undead” by Dick Teresi absolutely scared the daylights out of me! This is a book that explores death; specifically, when it occurs which, as it turns out, we don’t fully know. Teresi then turns his attention to the issue of organ donation and … oh, my, if I tell you anything more, I won’t sleep tonight. Just go read the book. And with out further ado, the last book on this list is “Wait: The Art and Science of Delay” by Frank Partnoy, which is a scientific book about procrastination and why it’s good for business, health and sports. Partnoy also explains why you should teach your kids to delay gratification, why snap decisions are often wrong, and why employers should embrace slower workers. Honorable mentions in this category: “Sweet Hell on Fire” by Sara Lunsford and “Gypsy Boy” by Mikey Walsh.

Children’s Books

Not just for kids, “Between the Lines” by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer is the story of a girl who falls in love with a fairy-tale prince. The difference is that the prince is really in a fairy-tale — he lives in a book — which means that Happily Ever After may be only words. This is perfect for readers ages 12-to-Mom because, hey, it is Jodi Picoult, after all, right?

Speaking of fairy tales, “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer barely resembles the classic on which it’s based. This Cinderella lives in the future, and she’s a cyborg but she can’t let anybody know. When she meets the Handsome Prince accidentally, what happens definitely is not Happily Ever After. This is one of those books that 12-to-17year-olds will never want to end. The good news is that there’s a sequel due out in February. Set in Victorian times, “Splendors and Glooms” by Laura Amy Schlitz is the story of two orphan children who are enslaved by an evil puppeteer. After they perform at the birthday party of a rich little girl and she disappears, the children must figure out a way to escape and save the day. This is a dark but thoroughly enjoyable book along the lines of the Lemony Snicket novels, and it’s great for 9-to13-year-olds with a love for magical thrills. There was a lot to love about “Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun” by Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen, mostly because it covers all kinds of interests for kids of all ages. There are indoor activities, outside things to do, rainy-day fun, quiettime stories, trivia, and more. Older kids will enjoy this book and, with parental help, younger kids will get a kick out of it, too. And finally, “What the Dog Said” by Randi Reisfeld, with HB Gilmour makes this list because it’s so darn different. It’s the story of a smart teenager who’s dealing with too many problems at home and then, to make matters worse, her clueless sister adopts a dog. When the pup starts to talk and give advice, everybody thinks the teen’s telling a shaggy-dog story but she’s not. It’s light and cute. Nothing earth-shattering; just cute. Honorable Mention in this category: “Pinned” by Sharon G. Flake. And there you are. Fifteen books (and four bonuses) to help you use those gift certificates under the tree, to add to your Wish List, to dig deep and find for those cold winter months. Happy reading!

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LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 14 TO MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art opens its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” with a free public reception from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; members can preview the exhibit starting at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 26. Items for the exhibit are still being accepted. Instead of disposing of the relics from an ended relationship, bring them to the museum. Donations must be received by Feb. 3 and will be displayed anonymously. After the exhibit, donations will be kept in the collection of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia. Visit, email or call 303-4432122 to learn how to make donations. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 17 WINNER CONCERT Xuesha Hu, winner of the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Green Center at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Tickets can be

purchased in advance at www.Jeffsymphony.orgor by calling 303-278-4237 or at the door before the concert.

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THEATER SHOW Phamaly Theatre Company presents the “charmin’‘n sidesplittin’ comedy”“The Foreigner” Feb. 22-24 at the Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are available by calling 720-898-7200 or going online to LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 24 CHURCH CELEBRATION Green Mountain United Methodist Church will celebrate “50 Years of Caring & Sharing” during 10:30 a.m. Sunday services in February. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky will preach and former pastors will participate in the Feb. 24 worship service. A potluck lunch will follow at noon. The

CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9200 W 10th Ave., Lakewood, presents its 2012-13 concert series. Season and individual tickets are available. Email or call 303-279-2932. All concerts take place in the St. Paul Sanctuary. Concerts are: FEB. 24: Confluence will present a Sacred Music Concert at 3 p.m. This is the first concert by Confluence completely devoted to sacred music. It will begin a very old Mass (from the late 1400s) by Josquin de Prez. APRIL 28: Confluence will present an

a cappella program titled “Salut Printemps” (Welcome Spring). This program will feature Debussy’s piece of the same name for piano and women’s voices, and

will be filled with the glorious sounds of spring’s return.

MAY 19: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will wrap up the year with its excellent Variety Show at 1:30 p.m. after the endof-year Parish Picnic. New this year: the staff of St. Paul’s will present a number in the show. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 27 BAND CONCERT Bell Middle School will have a band concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, and a string orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Golden High School auditorium. Contact Katharine Parker at khparker@ 303-982-4187. Cash and checks accepted at door.

House and Arvada Meridian, and Prime Time for Seniors Newspaper. Prizes and refreshments included. This is a free event, but both contestants and spectators must register by March 2. Contestants must be 60 and over. Sign up soon; space is limited. The spelling bee is from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada.

LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 15-16, MARCH 21-23 SPRING MUSICAL Golden High School’s Stage Right Productions presents its spring musical, Stephen Sondheim’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” running March

15-16 and March 21-23 in the Golden High School auditorium. Contact Golden High School via email at goldentheater@ for tickets. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at or the main office at 303-982-4200 for information.

LOOKING AHEAD/MARCH 24 CARMINA BURANA Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and the Evergreen Chorale present “Carmina Burana” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. Tickets available at www. or by calling 303278-4237.

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Number of consecutive wins the Arvada We s t b o y s basketball team had posted before falling at Dakota Ridge 65-59 last Friday.


The Wildcats record heading into action t h i s week after posting a 6-18 mark last season.


Number of turnovers committed by the Golden g i r l s basketball team last Friday in a 71-43 loss at D’Evelyn.


Points scored by the Alameda girls b a s ketball team in a 66-7 loss at Conifer last Friday night.



“Just because we are getting beat doesn’t mean that we can’t keep working hard and getting better.” Golden girls basketball player junior Maddie Murphy after her team’s 71-34 loss at D’Evelyn last Friday night

D’Evelyn Morgan Ducklow, left, reaches in as Golden’s Jessica King comes up with a rebound Friday Jan. 11 at D’Evelyn High School. Photos by Andy Carpenean

D’Evelyn’s Jungle rains (threes) all over Golden Young Demons to use loss to Jags as measuring stick By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com LAKEWOOD - In the jungle it just rains, and rains, and rains. No, not the jungle defined by Wikipedia as: land covered in dense vegetation. The one we are referring to is D’Evelyn High School’s gymnasium, “The Jungle,” home of the Jaguars. And that jungle rains three pointers like they are going out of style and that storm swallowed up Golden last Friday night. D’Evelyn beat Golden 71-34 at D’Evelyn High School, in a 4A Jeffco league matchup. The Jaguars hit 12 three pointers, four of those by junior Malia Shappell, and they attacked the Demons early and never let up. Shappell finished with 16 points. “It’s always a team effort every night; we just come out and play hard. But it’s not only in games; we practice really hard so it is easy in games,” Shappell said. D’Evelyn outscored the Demons 35-11 in the first half, and while their offense was clicking, their full court press suffocated Golden’s offense, never allowing them to get comfortable. The Jaguars forced nearly 40 Golden turnovers. “We were really good tonight. We jumped on them early, it’s what we like to do,” D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson said. “We like

to put a lot of pressure on teams and get after it.” But even in the loss Golden was impressive. Down double digits the Demons came out in the second half with intensity and ready to play. And while they were a longshot to get back into Friday’s game they know that they still have a long season left, and as one of the youngest teams in 4A Jeffco they have a lot of room for improvement. Golden junior Maddie Murphy took her team’s deficit as an insult and in the second half she was a monster. Murphy finished with a stat line of eight points, three assists and three rebounds, but her defense and leadership in the second half shined brightly. “I think if we would have had the same intensity in the first half as we did in the second half it would be a different story,” Murphy said. “We are a young team and I think the nerves got to us a little bit. But I am proud of the way we kept fighting.” Although the final score was lopsided Golden is already thing about their rematch with D’Evelyn on Feb. 12. Golden also has one of the best home court advantages in their league and they think their building with a combination of better perimeter defense and their next meeting could be a different story. “When they are hitting three’s like that they can beat anybody on any night. Then they are shooting 60 percent from the field like that it is tough,” Golden

D’Evelyn’s Malia Shappell pulls the ball in as Golden’s Maddie Murphy tries to strip the ball away Friday Jan. 11 at D’Evelyn High School. Andy Carpenean coach Mike Mendoza said. “But we get them again later in the season and we have a good home court advantage as well.”

D’Evelyn (10-1, 2-0) will host Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m. Golden (4-7, 1-1) hosts Green Mountain Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Boys hoops: Golden beats Alameda in Jeffco showdown GOLDEN - Golden used a huge third quarter to beat Alameda 76-55 in a 4A Jeffco matchup Wednesday at Golden High School. The Demons outscored the Pirates 23-11 in the third quarter and never let Alameda back in the game, after a tightly played first half. Golden (5-5, 1-1) had four double-digits scorers including senior Tyler Richard’s 11 points and eight rebounds. Alameda (5-4, 1-1) junior’s Marnath Rat and Morwail Arou each recorded 15 points, but Golden was too physical for the sometimes-too-finesse Pirates, who live-and-die by the three. The two teams will have a rematch at Alameda on Feb. 6. Alameda, who has won five of their previous seven games, will look for a victory when they host Arvada Friday at 7 p.m. Golden will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.


D’Evelyn boys’ basketball again stated their claim as one of the best teams in 4A with their 65-58 defeat of Golden Friday at D’Evelyn High School. The Jaguars blew out Golden in the first quarter, outscoring the Demons 28-10. And while the games wasn’t necessarily in jeopardy in the second half, Golden outscored D’Evelyn in the second and third quarters to make things interesting in the fourth. Still, D’Evelyn (10-1, 2-0) was dominant in the effort and continues to look like the cream of the crop, not only in 4A Jeffco but in all of 4A boys’ basketball.


Green Mountain boys’ basketball couldn’t dig themselves out of a deep hole the team made in the second quarter and fell 59-47 Friday at Evergreen High School.

The Rams were outscored by 12 points in the second quarter (16-4) and they were unable to erase the Evergreen lead in the second half. Green Mountain had three double digit scorers, but their defense allowed senior Andre Lane to beat them for 23 points and five steals. After winning four of their first five games of the season Green Mountain (6-5, 1-1) has since dropped three of their last four games. They hope to get back on track Friday at 7 p.m. at Golden High School.


Still struggling to find their way this season, last season’s state champ’s Faith Christian fell 63-60 Thursday at Eaton. The Eagles rallied down eight points going into the fourth quarter but Eaton was able to hold Faith Christian off.


January 17, 2013

Locals power Team Colorado to finals Squad of eight-graders reaches Football University championship game By Craig Harper

High school football coaches in the Denver metropolitan area must have licked their chops at the news of Team Colorado making it to the Football University (FBU) Youth National Championship title game for eighth-graders earlier this month. Surely, Pomona’s Jay Madden was one of them. The bulk of the 30-player team came from head coach Ken Marchiol’s Aurorabased Creek Red Nation squad, which plays in the Jefferson County Midget Football Asan sociation. But at least a half-dozen members are bound for Pomona, which should boost a King Madden’s confidence of maintaining one of a the state’s high-profile Class 5A programs. And Bear Creek is expected to add y Jan. Team Colorado quarterback Jovan Tafoya High -- whom Marchiol called “the best eighthby grade quarterback I’ve ever seen’’ - to its n program this fall. “The kids just did great,’’ said Tim Tesone, the head coach of the Arvada Wildcats who served as quarterbacks coach for Marchiol’s all-star team. “Four of my kids were on the team and two of them played very significantly.’’ Tafoya and Elijah Durrett, whom Tesone said “played a lot of safety,’’ were the major


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contributors. Robbie DeHerrera and Alex Larson “two big, good-looking linemen’’ -were reserves. The latter three are Pomonabound, Tesone said. Jeremy Gonzales, a running back/defensive back whom Tesone said is “lightning fast,’’ and fullback/linebacker Cameron Gonzales (no relation) played on Broomfield’s youth team but are expected to attend Pomona along with receiver Miles Matulik and lineman Jacob Moretti, who lives in Brighton. Darrell Gonzales (no relation to the aforementioned Gonzaleses), Team Colorado’s National Championship Director, oversaw the selection of the team. Some 250 players grades 6-11 are invited to a skills camp in June. They and players from open tryouts following an eight-game regular season in the fall are eligible for Team Colorado. Team Colorado opened play in the NCAA Tournament-style 64-team tournament that is divided into four geographic regionals by beating Las Vegas 38-12 and Salt Lake 28-0 in the first two rounds in Las Vegas, then won the West by knocking off Ventura County (Calif.) 38-6 and Northern Los Angeles 36-6 in Reno, Nev., earning a trip to San Antonio for the Final Four in the Alamodome. There, Team Colorado beat St. Louis 28-0 on Jan. 4 before bowing to North Georgia 32-6 in the Jan. 6 final, a game they trailed 14-6 with six minutes left in the fourth quarter before North Georgia returned an interception for a touchdown and scored again after recovering an onside kick. Team

Mines roundup: Honors continue to pile up for Wages By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Colorado School of Mines junior Trevor Wages has been named the RMAC/Baden Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. A Littleton native, Wages averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds for the Orediggers during the squad’s 1-1 weekend that featured a 72-71 win over Regis on Friday and a 77-61 loss to Metro State on Saturday. He opened the weekend with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double in Friday’s win over the Rangers for his seventh doubledouble of the season, and the sixth in his last seven games up to that point. He shot 70.6 percent from the floor and added two blocks and seven steals over the two-game stretch. The Reigning RMAC Male Athlete of the Month is currently sixth in the conference with an average of 16.7 points per game and is second in the league with a 59.7 field goal percentage on the year. He is second in the conference with an average of 10.8 rebounds per game and 10th with an average of 1.5 steals per game. GRAZULIS TABBED MINES BEST Junior forward Allie Grazulis has been named this week’s Mines Student-Athlete of the Week, the athletic department officials announced Monday. Grazulis was a catalyst on both ends of the floor in Mines’ weekend home sweep over the pair of local rivals (Metro State and Regis) by averaging a double-double of 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. She recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in the Orediggers’ 71-70 overtime victory over the Rangers on Friday at Lockridge Arena before adding a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double in Saturday’s 57-56 win over the Roadrunners.

MINES WRESLTING BEATEN Mines wrestling team battled back from a 19-7 deficit to cut the Northern Colorado lead to 19-16, but the squad ended up falling to the Bears by a 25-19 final on Sunday afternoon at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion in Greeley. Mines (3-5) got wins from Isacc Elge (141), Austin Cordova (149), Ryan Swanson (184), Paul Wilson (197) and Luis Gurule (125) during the dual, but the home-standing, NCAA Division I Bears were able to accumulate more points in their five victories, which included two falls and a major decision, as well as a forfeit at 165 pounds. Wilson, the reigning RMAC Wrestler of the Week, posted his 11th-consecutive victory with a first period pin. MINES PLAYERS GIVE BACK The Mines softball team started off the semester by giving back to the Golden community on Wednesday. The Orediggers made a trip to the Christian Action Guild Food Bank in downtown Golden, which serves 400 to 500 members of the Golden community each month. The team labeled and sorted food collected from local food drives, including the Zoo Lights food drive. In just a couple hours, the team filled the food bank’s shelves with pounds upon pounds of food, allowing regular volunteers to focus on helping people in need to “shop” for food that will help them get by during tough times. “Lauren (Aberle) came to me late in the fall semester and asked if this was something we could do as a team,” Mines coach Kristie Hawkins said. “It seemed like a really great opportunity for us to give back to a community that is so supportive of our school and I know the girls felt very fortunate to be able to help. This was tremendous way for us to kick off our 2013 season.”

Colorado, which won its first five games with the mercy rule (running clock with a 24-point lead), committed five turnovers and allowed a punt return for a touchdown in the championship game. Team Colorado had to play most of the title game without its top running back, KiJana Phillips of Denver, who broke a collarbone in the first series. Phillips was second nationally in the AAU 14-under 100 meters. Team Colorado won with a strong running game and dominant defense. “Phillips was the fastest running back and our starter, but we had six really good (rushing) threats on offense and very little passing,’’ said Marchiol, who played briefly in the NFL. “We were fast and physical on defense and our starting defense only gave up 12 points in six games.’’ Gonzales said he was “extremely surprised’’ that Team Colorado reached the championship game, and he and Marchiol believe it will be a difficult feat to duplicate. “This was a special unit that put all the rivalries aside,’’ Gonzales. “It was a group that hadn’t played together.’’ “I’d be surprised if any Colorado team ever gets this close again,’’ Marchiol said, though he wasn’t surprised by how far his team advanced. “I knew we’d have a chance against anybody. … We played six games in a row and I guess you’re due to have some mistakes. “The kids had so much fun together and

they worked so hard and studied so much film. They didn’t want it to end, and to do that they had to keep on winning.’’


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Meet Wadsworth A prairie dog with a familiar name, and a familiar home Write what you know. That well-worn maxim to aspiring writers is something Golden author S.E. Rothrock has taken to heart in her first book, “Wadsworth.” The novel for 7 to 12 year olds was released by Tate Publishing in August. The tale is of a brave prairie dog attempting to protect his community, and is based in part on a prairie dog colony that Rothrock watched and photographed around Standley Lake in Westminster 15 years ago. “I was really fascinated that they showed so many human characteristics. They hugged and kissed to acknowledge each other,” Rothrock said. She added that the antics of her own family helped provide the inspiration for the really wild behavior of her wildlife book. “The belly slide (that character Jonathan does during a thunderstorm) really happened. It’s on vid-

Golden author S.E. Rothrock recently released a children’s book titled Wadsworth, very much based on the real prairie dogs of Standley Lake. Photo by Glenn Wallace eotape,” Rothrock said. The real-life Jonathan is Rothrock’s brother, while another character is both named and based on her

other brother, Tim. Rothrock said there is even a character based on her 9-year-old daughter, Jaeden, “but she would only let me use her middle name, Cecil.” FREE Denver itself is well repEstimages & Inspections resented: There are characters named Simms and Aurora. Rothrock said anyone familiar with the ter-

rain and history of Standley Lake will find a lot of reality blended in with her fictional tale. She said she hoped the strong sense of place in the book will help area children feel like they own part of the story. Rothrock said she also tried to infuse the book with lessons she has learned over the years, such as finding empathy for the wildlife that people share space with, and to pursue dreams even in the face of rejection. Now that Rothrock is living her dream of being a full-time author, she says she has a lot of work to do. “Wadsworth” is intended as the first book in a four-part series, with the sequels focusing on the antics of the characters that Rothrock’s own family inspired. “Actually, right now I have about 22 books in my head,” Rothrock said, adding that some are children’s books, but others are planned as full novels. But for now, Rothrock said she was thrilled to be living in the area that first inspired her first story, where she is happy to report the Standley Lake prairie dog colonies seem to be thriving. Barnes and Noble, 14347 W. Colfax Ave., will host Rothrock for a book signing and reading from 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Paper and e-book copies are also available through most online book retailers.


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