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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 147, Issue 21

City’s sustainability celebrated Golden 2013 Sustainability Awards presented By Glenn Wallace What do a middle school fish tank and an industrial park construction project have in common? They both won the City of Golden’s 2013 Sustainability Awards. The awards began in 2009, and were created as a way to recognize and honor residents, businesses, community groups, and nonprofits that demonstrate out-

standing commitment to the city’s sustainability goals, according to the city website. The iSTEM program at Bell Middle School was recognized by the city for construction of an aquaponic system, using Tilapia fish in a sustainable tank ecosystem. The pilot program, designed to improve science, technology, engineering and math education, will focus on biodiversity using the aquaponic project this semester. The second award winner was Gerry Suman, owner and CEO of Electrical Technologies. He relocated his company to the Coors Industrial Park last year. Andrea Schulz, the Bell iSTEM coordinator, and Suman accepted their awards — sculpted out of old bicycle parts — at the April 18 Golden City Council meeting.

“Mr. Suman really went crazy, and made his building net zero” for energy consumption, Worsham said. Suman built his new 11,400 square foot new building out of insulated concrete foam construction. On the roof he added a 30kW solar photovoltaic system for energy. He added 20 percent more trees than required by Golden planning standards. He also added additional bike racks, and included employee shower facilities to encourage his employees to use alternate transportation. The building features a geothermal well, which cuts costs for heating and cooling. “The irony, as he points out, is that Electrical Technologies makes its profits from increases in demand for electricity,” Worsham said.

“I’m building for the future,” Suman said when interviewed at his business. “People will need energy regardless.” With the assistance of tax credits, Suman said he was able to completely pay for the extra improvements to his building in its first year of operation. Suman said he would actually like to see Golden’s construction standards get tougher and start requiring new and more efficient construction techniques. “I’d like to see any building with easily accessible ground water have a geothermal system,” Suman said. Nominations for the 2014 awards may be submitted via email to, or be zmailed to City of Golden c/o Theresa Worsham, 1445 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401.

Civil unions begin May 1 County prepared with new forms By Glenn Wallace

More than 200 participants made the half-mile walk up to the Jefferson County Courage Garden on April 20, raising thousands for crime victims and victim advocates. Photo by Glenn Wallace

Twenty years walking the walk Victims of crime, and victim advocates gather By Glenn Wallace The 20th annual Jefferson County Courage Walk held April 20 drew more than 200 participants and among them were survivors of violent crime and family members of murder victims. Also participating were victim advocates volunteers, professionals, and organizations that support them. “I always like to start this with recognition of the victims. And there’s been a lot of them in this country this year,” Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink said at the start of the walk. Participants walked from the Jeffco POSTAL ADDRESS

district attorney’s office to the Courage Garden that is located beside the county’s courthouse and administrative building in Golden. Among the walkers were Jean and Bert Stahl, the grandparents of Heather DeWild, who was killed by her husband in Edgewater 10 years ago. Earlier this year, the husband, Daniel DeWild, was sentenced in a Jeffco court to 74 years in prison for her murder. “We wanted to honor Heather, and the other victims. Everybody here has something in common,” Jean Stahl said. “Victim advocates are absolutely on the beam about everything. They were there for us with anything we ever needed.” At the garden, County District Attorney Pete Weir addressed the crowd, asking for a moment of silence in honor of the many “community rattling events” of recent months, as well as older incidents.

The day marked the 14th anniversary of the Columbine shooting in south Jefferson County. The ceremony also included words by the Rev. Charles Adone, chaplain at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, and Jane Pemberton, former executive director of Family Tree. Pemberton shared her personal story about getting herself and her children away from an abusive husband. “I know that many of the brave survivors here can also say that in the midst of your pain and trauma, a few kind words really can make all the difference,” Pemberton said. The event raised $3,548, which will be used to help fund victim advocacy programs in the county, and as direct monetary assistance through the district

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a civilunions bill into law March 21 opening up a new option for same-sex couples when it goes into effect on May 1. The bill, passed by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature, is seen by gay marriage supporters as a half step to reversing a 2006 voter-approved state ban on gay marriage. While the new law might represent a major cultural shift, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said that for her office, the change should be easily accepted. “I’m currently the president of the (state) Clerks Association. And once we knew it was going to become law, we began work on an implementation plan,” Anderson said. That implementation plan is now in full effect across the state, as each county prepares to accept the new civil union licenses beginning on Wednesday, May 1. Anderson said most of the work involves the creation of new forms, and new computer programing to accommodate the new type of license. She said the form, and the process, will be very similar to the standard marriage form. According to Department Director Susie Swain, one of the few differences between the two licenses will be that while someone under 18 can receive a marriage license with the permission of a parent or guardian, no such provision will be allowed for civil unions. In Colorado, a heterosexual couple can obtain a marriage license, self affirm their marriage, or have a common law marriage. “Once this goes into effect, a heterosexual couple could choose to get a civil union instead of a marriage license,” Swain said.

The big day

“We’re anticipating a really exciting day,” Anderson said of May 1. “What will

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April 25, 2013

Democracy makes for a long, tiring slog There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” where Homer ends up wandering through a desert in the middle of a hot-chile-pepper-induced hallucination. Homer, confused by his surroundings and the seemingly endless landscape around him, comes across a tortoise that’s leaving a message behind it in the sand as it walks that reads: Follow the tortoise. Homer does so, before becoming frustrated by the tortoise’s tortoise-like pace. He then gives the reptile a gentle kick in its rear in hopes of getting it to move faster. “Get moving you stupid ...,” Homer says. “When I’m kicking you that means hurry up!” Homer ends up losing his patience and boots the tortoise across the desert. As a reporter who covers the Colorado General Assembly every day, I can relate to Homer’s anguish. This year’s legislative session may be winding down, but as each day passes, it just feels like I’m following a slow-moving tortoise clumsily through the sand. The days go on forever. And sometimes, in the middle of an eight-hour hearing, I get into one of those Homer-like moods where I just wanna kick the proverbial tortoise across Denver’s Colfax Avenue and scream, “Hurry up!” It’s been controversial bill after controversial bill this session. And debate over each one of them seems to go on and on and on .... And when one bill is finally put to bed after several hours of debate, there’s another one right behind it to take its place. It’s like throwing a single starfish back into

the ocean after hundreds of others have washed up on the shore. But I guess I do take some solace in knowing that my exhaustion is not unique. Lawmakers are feeling the pain, too. And they’re doing their best to get through the long days. “I’m still trying to figure out if I came just in time or at a horribly wrong time,” quipped freshman Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City. “The jury is still out on that one.” Moreno said he barely has time to check in with his loved ones anymore. “I get phone calls from my family saying, ‘Hey, we haven’t seen you in a couple of weeks. Just wondering if everything is OK,’” he said. “That’s funny because I live a block away from my parents.” Seasoned lawmakers like Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument, a former House majority leader, said the key to getting through this marathon-like session is working out whenever she can, gobbling antioxidants, and avoiding unnecessary nights out on the town. “Some people, they’re out every night, and they can get up and go to work every

day,” she said. “And I marvel and just go, ‘OK, more props to you.’ That’s not me. You learn over time how to pace yourself, (and understand) what you can and can’t do.” The daily grind affects people differently. For instance, freshman Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton said he “feels good” right now, but admits to having gained about 15 pounds since the start of the session. Meanwhile, Rep. Brittany Pettersen, a freshman Democrat from Lakewood, made it sound like the long days are no big deal. “I’m surprised to hear that it’s not usually like this,” she said, adding that, compared to her previous jobs in politics, “this is the most time off I’ve ever had in my life.” Another thing I’ve noticed during my conversations with lawmakers about the jammed calendar is that Democrats’ moods seems to be a heck of a lot better than Republicans. The Dems are in charge, and their brutal bill schedule of controversial gun-control, education and elections legislation is leaving Republicans tired and frustrated. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Rep. Carole Murray, R-Castle Rock, of Democrats’ efforts of non-stop legislative action. “There’s so many important bills being crammed through a single session. I just don’t get the point. I mean, it’s not very smart. It ends up (that) we’re not passing very good laws. It’s all about a particular party’s agenda, rather than the people’s work.” Stephens shares in Murray’s angst. “I have never seen such an overreach,”

Saturday, April 27. The light rail will be free to riders all day on April 27 and the stations along the new west line will be hosting parties for the community. The Jeffco/Golden station will have food vendors, music, family activities, a petting zoo, adoptable pets, Open Space hiking/trail information and much more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Notices of Valuation for 2013 will be sent to all Jeffco property owners on May 1, 2013. The values in the 2013 notice will reflect the value of property as of June 30, 2012, as required by state law. “Countywide, the median value of an existing single family home increased from $246,220 in 2011 to $247,015 in 2013. The median percentage value increase for single family homes in the county was 0.3 percent,” Jefferson County Assessor Jim Everson said. Property owners who disagree with the values of the May 1 notice may appeal the with the assessor’s office on or before June 1.

State representatives open house

On Saturday, April 27, state Rep. Sue Schafer (D-District 24) and Sen. Cheri Jahn (D-District 20) will participate in an open house discussion about paying for K-12 education. The open house will be located at the Wheat Ridge City Hall, 750 West 29th Ave. Other speakers include Will Gohl, a school policy analyst, and Sara Gagliardi, Jeffco Cares Board Member.

Light rail opening

RTD’s FasTracks W Rail, the west line that runs from Union Station to the Jefferson County government complex, will officially open after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 26. To commemorate the opening, the county is partnering with the city of Golden and RTD to host a party for the public on

New library board elected

The Jefferson County Public Library Board of Trustees today announced the election of new officers. They are chair, Ray Elliott;

vice chair Brian DeLaet; and secretary Julia Hill-Nichols. New officers were elected at the March 21 meeting and will serve from March 2013 to April 2014. Also, in April, the county commissioners confirmed the reappointment of existing trustees Brian DeLaet, Buddy Douglass, and Ray Elliott, who will continue to serve as trustees through March 2016.

Pam Anderson, Jefferson County clerk and recorder, will address the Jefferson County League of Women Voters at its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at the Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. The discussion will center on the election process and ballot security. The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The Clerk and Recorder’s talk is free. The lunch costs $25. To RSVP for the luncheon please contact the Jeffco LWV office at 303-238-0032 or www.lwvjeffco. org.

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she said. “We’re talking wholesale changes. Not just one or two, we’re talking bill after bill (of 50- to 100-page legislation). It’s no wonder we’re exhausted. “It’s really poor management of the calendar.” Hand it to Stephens, though. Because she was honest when I asked her if her party would do the same thing, if the roles were reversed. “You bet,” she said. “If we had all three chambers, I’d be undoing all this (stuff). He who wins gets to decide the rules. Having been the majority leader, I get it.” So, do Democrats believe that their work will be rewarded in 2014? “You may not agree with everything we’re doing, but you can’t say we’re not doing anything,” Moreno said. “These are the types of policies and laws that the people of Colorado have been waiting for, for a long time.” I fully expect that the remaining days of the session are going to be long and that there’s going to be more than a few times when I’ll want to pull a Homer and find a tortoise to kick around. But, I suppose this year’s session is just an example of democracy in action. As Homer might say, “Lousy, stupid democracy.”


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April 25, 2013

A Golden Pulitzer Golden boy John Branch wins journalism’s highest honor

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Paul Schutt, the owner of the newly opened Tin Star Smokehouse on South Golden Road, is ready and able to lay out quite a spread of barbecue creations. Photo by Glenn Wallace

Tin Star ready to smoke New South Golden Road eatery features barbecue By Glenn Wallace Respect the badge. At least that is what Paul Schutt, the owner of the Tin Star Smokehouse at 16400 South Golden Road, hopes will happen. After 30 years in the restaurant business, including helping out his brother’s Tin Star Café in Evergreen, Paul Schutt said he definitely wanted to do his own thing — namely barbecue. “We moved to Golden a few months ago and liked it here. And Golden was in desperate need of good barbecue,” Paul Schutt said. The space was right, the location was far from any other barbecue res-

‘We’re kind of defining it ourselves, blending several different barbecue cultures.’ Andrew Schutt taurant and the rent was reasonable, so Schutt opened up for business March 18. The interior, previously decorated as a gourmet burger joint, has been westernized, with reclaimed wood and metal on the walls, evoking the look of weathered barn walls and water troughs. The menu has, of course, changed as well, offering chicken, ribs, salmon and brisket. Virtually everything on

the menu is made in-house. The pickles are homemade, using grandma’s recipe. The Schutt brothers report that the hushpuppies and ribs are their biggest sellers so far. “So far, business has been better than projected,” Paul Schutt said. Andrew Schutt said the new Golden location would allow his Evergreen location to offer more smoked meats and ribs, as well as giving the brothers enough kitchen space to do more catering work. The full restaurant sign includes the phrase “Colorado Bar-B-Que” at the bottom. But, what exactly is “Colorado Bar-B-Que?” “We’re kind of defining it ourselves, blending several different barbecue cultures,” Andrew Schutt said, describing Tin Star’s menu as a mix. The sauce is a mix of southern and KC style, while the emphasis on smoked flavor is a Texas staple. Tin Star’s dry rubs all use a little southwestern spice that Andrew Schutt said “really speaks for this area.”

Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times feature writer John Branch readily admits that his career path has not been a traditional one. The Golden High School graduate (Class of 1985) initially set out for a career in business. “I wasn’t following my heart, just my head,” the 45-year-old said. But a career change Branch at the age of 28 took him from doing marketing work for Costco, back to school for a second degree, and eventually to the hallowed journalistic halls of The New York Times. Last week one of Branch’s stories — a multimedia piece about an avalanche in Washington State that claimed three lives — won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. His family moved to Golden when he was five. His father worked for Coors, and his mother, Sue Branch, worked as a substitute teacher for Golden High School for 25 years. “I’m old enough to say that Golden was different back then,” John Branch said, describing it as a bit more folksy, not so trendy, “essential Americana.” As a child, he said he loved reading about sports in both The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News sports sections. “In the back of my mind,

Snow FAll snow-fall Branch was also a 2012 Pulitzer finalist for this story: sports/hockey/derek-boogaard-aboy-learns-to-brawl.html I always thought it’d be great to be a sportswriter,” he said. “I think it was just a lifelong dream of his to be a journalist,” Sue Branch said. She described the Branch family as being “full of pride” about the story winning the Pulitzer. The story took six months of reporting, and another six months of multimedia design to complete. It blends together Branch’s story text with animated graphics, maps, pictures, audio, and video to tell the tale of that fatal avalanche. In all, Branch said 25 people at The New York Times helped craft the finished product. The story also won a Peabody award, “which is normally reserved for television or documentaries.” Branch said he thinks the blending of so many media elements is the future of long-form journalism. “But who knows, in a few years they may look back at my story and call it ‘quaint.’ Things just move so fast,” he said. His mother has her own theory about what made her son’s storywriting award-winning. “He’s a very kind and empathetic person, which I think has helped him get to know about the people he wrote about,” she said.

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April 25, 2013

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By Glenn Wallace The Rotary Club of Golden recently recognized a Littleton handyman company and a Golden civic nonprofit as part of its annual Ethics in Business Awards. The eighth annual Ethics in Business awards luncheon was held April 18 in the Denver West Marriott. This year’s for-profit winner was A Master’s Hands, owned by Jim and Michele Bartlett, while the non-profit winner was the Golden Civic Foundation. Rotary clubs around the world seek to promote ethical behavior by asking their members to consider four questions for all of their words and deeds: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Every year the Rotary Club of Golden canvases the community for nominations for businesses and nonprofits. Those applications are then given to an ethics class at the Colorado School of Mines, where the winners are chosen. The business started after Jim Bartlett was laid off from a high paying job in high tech. Having grown up in a household of master craftsmen, Jim Bartlett had always been handy, and began doing odd jobs for friends and neighbors while looking for a new tech position. Michele Bartlett said that eventually, the odd jobs just became her husband’s primary job, and eventually a thriving business. “Sometimes they have a really long honeydo list, but no honey to do that list,” Jim Bartlett said. “We serve every client as if we were serving

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Bill to OK benefits during lockouts moves ahead Workers could get payments during union labor disputes By Vic Vela Unemployment benefits for workers who are locked out from their jobs during labor disputes would be expanded under a bill that is moving through the Legislature. House Bill 1304 allows workers the ability to collect jobless benefits when they are involved in so-called “defensive” lockouts — where companies lock out employees who are part of a union that is already striking against another business entity in the same industry. The last time a defensive lockout occurred was in 1996, when Safeway workers were locked out after their union decided to strike against King Soopers. Unemployment benefits already are available to workers who are involved in an “offensive” lockout, a tactic that can be used by a company to gain leverage against a union when contract negotiations break down. Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed similar legislation in 2009. The bill passed the Democrat-controlled House on April 22 on a party-line vote of 37-

27, with one Republican member excused. Democratic Rep. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City, the bill’s sponsor, argued during a recent debate on the House floor that companies are the ones making the decision to lock out their employees, and that it’s only fair that their workers receive security when they’re not allowed to come to work. “What we’re saying is if you lock out your workers, if it’s not the fault of your employees, than they’re entitled to unemployment benefits,” Moreno said. Democrats also argued that Colorado is behind the rest of the nation on this issue, saying that 38 other states allow unemployment benefits for locked-out workers. But Republicans argue that by allowing workers in these situations to receive jobless benefits, labor unions would have the upper hand in negotiations. Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial, said the bill “would create another burden” for the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. He also said that the bill adversely affects businesses that must pay into that fund. “This is just another example of overreach that puts a target on businesses, when we should be encouraging business growth,” Swalm said. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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Bill would broaden discrimination law Republicans oppose plan as possible job-killer By Vic Vela A bill that would broaden damage awards available to Colorado employees who sue over discrimination in the workplace is making its way through the state Legislature. But while Democrats are hailing House Bill 1136 as a victory for employee protection, Republicans are blasting the legislation as a job-killing bill that creates a boon for trial lawyers. The bill passed the House on April 19 on a 35-28 vote, following debate that lasted several hours over two voting days. All Republicans voted against the legislation, with Democratic Rep. Mike McLauchlan of Durango joining them in opposition. The “Job Protection and Civil Rights Employment Act of 2013” particularly would affect small businesses that have workforces of 14 or fewer people. Under the bill, employees at companies of all sizes could collect punitive and compensatory damages in state court, as well as recoup legal fees in civil rights cases. Right now, employees at small-sized businesses are only afforded remedies that allow them to be “made whole” following successful discrimination lawsuits, such as earning back pay, or getting their jobs back. Republicans mocked the bill’s intent, even at one time offering an amendment to re-title the bill the “Trial Lawyer Employment Act of 2013,” arguing that the bill will

end up filling the pockets of lawyers who take these kind of cases to court. Republicans also called the legislation an “anti-jobs bill” that could lead to devastating effects on small businesses that are forced to pay out thousands of dollars in punitive damages. “It’s the difference between being in business and being out of business,” said House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, during an April 17 House floor debate. Republicans also said that the bill is unnecessary, arguing that Colorado discrimination lawsuits are rare and that the legislation just begs for more frivolous lawsuits to end up in court. “Punitive damages are just a way to pile on a situation where there are other remedies in place,” said Rep. Polly Lawrence, RLittleton. But bill co-sponsor Rep. Joe Salazar, DThornton, said courts always have discretion in these matters and that employees need greater protection than what current law allows. “It’s not like courts are going to be handing out meal tickets on every single case,” he said. “This isn’t an anti-jobs bill. It’s a preservation of jobs bill.” Democrats amended the bill to cap damages at $25,000 per case for small businesses that have between five and 14 employees, and $10,000 for companies with fewer than five workers. Republican efforts to amend the bill to prevent the legislation from affecting companies with 10 or fewer employees were unsuccessful. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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With the start of the W Rail Line, bus service will shift in Golden, with current routes ending, in favor of a new Call-n-Ride system. Effective April 28, the current 16L and 17 bus lines will be discontinued. The GS, ES, and EV regional commuter bus schedules will be modified. The 16 route will still be the main commuter bus in and out of Golden. Beginning April 29, the Golden Call-n-Ride bus system will begin.

The flexible Call-n-Ride service will run 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, with one-bus service on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Call-n-Ride bus service will be based at the Jefferson County Government Center/Golden Station, to tie into commuters looking to use the Light Rail line. Riders can call in advance for a pick-up or drop off anywhere within the coverage area during hours of operation. Note that the Golden Heights and Golden Hills neighborhoods and the Coors Technology Center are currently not included in the service area. When not on a call, Call-n-Ride buses will circulate the Golden area along a set route. The circulator bus will depart the Jeffco county building

station, travel north along 6th Avenue, stop at CSM student housing on 19th Street, before turning north onto Illinois Avenue to make a CSM campus stop. The bus will make stops along 11th and 10th Avenues before turning back south, with multiple stops along Jackson Street and South Golden Road. The bus then turns onto Johnson Road to head back to the W Rail Line station stop. During peak weekday times, one bus will stop by each checkpoint location every 15 minutes according to RTD. A full, printable map is available at The Golden Call-n-Ride hotline number is 303-519-9162.

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A bill that seeks to expand labor rights for firefighters has passed the Colorado House, and has headed back to the Senate — where it passed earlier — for approval of amendments. But the ultimate question is whether the amendments will be enough to please Gov. John Hickenlooper, who threatened to veto the bill earlier this session. Senate Bill 25 passed the House on April 19, following a party-line vote of 35-28. Democratic Rep. Claire Levy of Boulder joined all Republicans in opposing the bill. The current version of the bill — which was amended after Hickenlooper expressed concerns in February — would allow firefighters across the state to be able to have discussions on job safety issues, regardless of whether municipalities prohibit collective bargaining. That’s a change from the original bill that passed the Senate earlier this legislative session, which would have guaranteed bargaining rights on

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And they argue that firefighters should be able to negotiate matters pertaining to their own safety. “What are we afraid of here?” said Rep. Cherylin Peniston, D-Westminster. “Are we afraid of the professionals we hire to come and have a chance to say what it is they think will make their jobs better?” The bill also allows firefighters to participate more openly in the political process, which are either limited or prohibited by some municipalities. “Off duty and out of uniform, they are denied the right to participate in the political process,” said Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City. “You can’t even put a yard sign in your front yard for your favorite candidate. That’s not fair.” Democratic Sen. Lois Tochtrop of Thornton, the bill’s Senate sponsor, told Colorado Community Media that she doesn’t know whether Hickenlooper will sign her bill. But she believes that the current version is a good piece of legislation. “There’s been a lot of negotiations going on and we think this is one that will suit many people’s needs,” she said. “This bill concerns safety and this is going to go a long way to helping firefighters, so that they have a place at the table when it comes to safety issues.”

TRANSCRIPT NEWS IN A HURRY The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold a Community Engagement meeting at Golden High School, 701 24th St., to discuss student achievement Monday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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compensatory matters, such as salary. The bill also requires any county or municipality to put labor rights issues on the ballot, so long as an employee group receives approval from 75 percent of its workers to form a union that seeks collective bargaining rights on matters such as salary. The bill’s sponsors argue that the legislation does not mandate collective bargaining. They say the bill prohibits strikes and provides a ballot process for local control. Republicans argue that the bill usurps the authority of local governments to make bargaining rights decisions on their own. “It’s an overreach of power,” said Rep. Kathleen Conti, R-Littleton. “If you’re a city out there and you have a moratorium against collective bargaining, guess what? You won’t after this bill passes.” Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, said the bill is “designed to promote unions.” “This is not a public safety bill. This is a union bill. Plain and simple,” Scott said. But Democrats say the bill does not take away local control, and that voters in those areas simply will have a chance to determine what is best for their communities.

Join Boy Scout Troop 130 as the scouts pay respect to our nation’s flag by retiring banners that are ready to be retired. The ceremony will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at First United Methodist Church of Golden, 1500 Ford St. Residents are invited to drop off any flags they would like to retire to the American Legion at 500 9th St. in Golden, prior to Saturday, May 4.

Flags can also be brought to the retirement ceremony. For additional information, contact Jeff at troop130goldenco@gmail. com.

Golden author book signing

Golden resident and children’s book author S.E. Rothrock will hold a book signing event for her book “Wadsworth: A Prairie Dog Adventure” on April 27. The signing will be from 9 .am. to 11 a.m. at Café 13, 1301 Arapahoe St.

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The Mountain Language Institute, an English language school, has moved from its former location on Arapahoe St., to its new home at 1224 Washington Ave. The school now occupies the lower level of the old Foss General Store.

The school serves international students and families associated with the Colorado School of Mines living in the west Denver area. It offers a variety of program options for both adults and children, including part-time or intensive English classes. Local residents also have an opportunity to assist the school in its mission, helping students from countries including Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, and South Korea. “Goldenites should know that our students are thrilled to be in Golden and enjoy contact with the community. We encourage anyone interested in promoting a positive cross-cultural experience to speak with us about opportunities to participate in conversations with our students,” said Kelda Neely,


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LADIES ONLY SAMPLE TOUR LADIES ONLY SAMPLE TOUR (LOST) is on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at 40 plus Historic Downtown Golden Businesses. Women will flock to downtown Golden for this event, where a $12.50 wrist band entitles participants to a bagful of free samples, snacks and a coupon book that includes three of the ORIGINAL SHOPPING DISTRICTS; Olde Town Arvada, Historic Downtown Littleton and Historic Downtown Golden. An open house, neighbor-

hood stroll and gentle evening out all rolled up into one big night. Bring your mother, daughter or girl friends, have a girl’s night out or just do something you have always wanted to do, shop. Ladies must purchase a wristband at the Golden Chamber of Commerce or various merchants, and it’s suggested to purchase in advance, as they will go fast. There is a limited number available. Visit for more information or call the Chamber at 303-279-3113

GOLDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY GOLDEN’S FIRST FRIDAY on Friday, May 3 is from 5:00 to 8:00pm in Historic Downtown Golden. There will be many shops, stores and restaurants open for you to get in some serious shopping, dining, entertainment, etc. Several of the shops will have treats and specials along with entertainment for you to enjoy while you

are shopping and enjoying the great atmosphere in Historic Downtown Golden. There will be free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) through Historic Downtown. SO come on down to the main streets of Golden on the first Friday of every month and have a great meal, an adventure into shopping and special enjoyment.

GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE officially begins on Saturday, May 6 at 4:00pm in South Golden with the South Golden Road businesses. Classic cars gather in business parking lots of South Golden beginning late in the afternoon. They are parked in a way the public can gather and admire

these classic cars and network with their owners. At about 6:30pm or so, some of the cars cruise through Historic Downtown Golden on Washington Avenue. The Golden Super Cruise in the first Saturday of the month May thru October.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS/SUNDOWNERS on Wednesday, May 8 is from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the GOLDEN VISITORS CENTER/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1010 Washington Ave. in Historic Downtown Golden. The May Sundowners at the Visitors Center will be celebrating the 16th ANNIVERSARY of the Center and showcasing the value of TOURISM IN GOLDEN. The Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce has received thousands of pieces of information to give to our visitors. Come on down to check it

out while you enjoy festive outdoor music by DAVID POTTER, food by TABLE MOUNTAIN INN, beer by MILLERCOORS, wine from CLEAR CREEK WINE & SPIRITS and good old fashion networking. This event will take place on the terrace and patio of the Center as well as inside. There is NO cost to attend but we request you RSVP for proper planning 303279-3113. The public is invited as well as all Chamber members to help celebrate 16 years of success and kick off this years summer season.

LUNCH & LEARN LUNCH & LEARN will be Thursday, May 14 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Chamber and Visitors Center Board Room, 1010 Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Golden. ALPHAGRAPHICS GOLDEN presents “FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MARKETING DOLLARS”. This presentation will include new ideas to make your small business stand out and succeed. Find ways

you can maximize your marketing return on investment, and follow how a small business grew up. Lunch will be available during the presentation and a question and answer forum will follow. RSVP to Upon reservation, you will receive a lunch order form. Lunch provided by Copa Café & Sponsored by AlphaGraphics.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS on Thursday, May 16 is from 5:00 to 7:00pm at COUNTRY FAIR GARDEN CENTER, 17201 W. 64th Avenue at the end of Easly Road. Appetizers and beverages will provided as you network and shop for your favorite bedding plants, houseplants, perennials, trees, shrubs, roses and the list goes on. Country Fair has everything you need to make your gardening experience a great success. Customer

service, quality, knowledge & customer satisfaction is guaranteed. Discount coupons will be given to all attendees and doors prizes will be awarded. Oh yes, there is no charge to attend. Now how can you beat this offer??? Country Fair will have several basket of flowers on display and for sale at the Visitors Center May 8 Sundowners.

GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET “OPENS” Saturday, June 1 and is from 8:00am to 1:00pm in Historic Golden at Illinois Street on 10th Street next to the Golden Library. You will find fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh jams, sweets & snacks, potted plants, beef, pork, salmon, buffalo, and the list goes on. This years market will again have more vendors and will prove to be the best yet, so you must come to it. The Golden Farmers Market is approved to participate in the Food Stamp program (SNAP) and accepts debit and credit cards through the EBT

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Saturday-May 4 Golden Super Cruise at South Golden Road Businesses and Historic Downtown Golden Wednesday-May 8 Business After Hours/ Sundowners at The Golden Visitors Center

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A roundup of spring reads Spring cleaning is always a good thing. You find a lot of dirt when you’re scrubbing the corners of your house. You find a better mood when everything’s clean and tidy. And you find things you thought you’d lost and things you never remembered you even had. Like gift certificates left over from December. So you got a bookstore gift certificate and you don’t know how to use it. Why not check out these great books:

Kids books

If the gift certificate belongs to your young’un, then look for “The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy” by Ursus Wehrli. This is a cute (but unusual) book in which a messy situation is made neat by lining up all the things that made it a mess. It’s very different, and could be used as a counting book for kids who need practice with higher numbers. If your 9-to-12-year-old is concerned about being kind to the Earth, then introduce him (or her!) to “Darius Bell and the Crystal Bees” by Odo Hirsch. This is a book about a boy who learns that something bad is happening to bees and it won’t just mean no more honey. What he does in this honey of a book is for your child to find out… For a great readaloud that grade-schoolers will love, look for the Deputy Dorkface books by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty. These books teach kids manners, hygiene, and eating right, but not in a preachy way that kids hate. Nope, these books are laugh-out-loud, and kids will love them. And there you are. You found a gift certificate, and that’s a good thing. If these books don’t sound very appetizing to you, be sure to ask your bookseller for even more ideas. They like to talk about books. Really, they do.


If a good romping romance with a dose of drama sounds good to you today, then look for “Close Quarters” by Shamara Ray. This is a book about two roommates – she’s engaged and he’s a jerk – and what happens when they realize that they really can’t live without one another. The Underground Railroad is the setting for “The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier. When a young Quaker girl moves to Ohio for a new life, she is drawn into helping the effort to spirit former slaves to freedom. And speaking of running away, check out “My One Square Inch of Alaska” by Sharon Short. It’s the story of a

young girl who runs away from a life she’s yearned to escape, packs up her brother and his dog, and heads to a long-time dream way up North. Fans of quirky mysteries will love “The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks: A Novel” by Gillian Royes. This sequel to Royes’ first book picks up with Shad Myers, unofficial lawman and bartender for Largo Bay. Shad is in the midst of turmoil that may – or may not – save his little community. You’ll find more turmoil in “The Guilty One” by Lisa Ballantyne. It’s a novel of suspense, in which a London solicitor takes on a crime that’s possibly been committed by a child. Can he keep his own bad memories from tainting the solving of this case? One of my favorite authors has a new book out: “Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane. Set in the Roaring Twenties, this is a book about gangsters, Prohibition, and one man’s life in the underworld. Coming from Lehane, you know it’ll be good. If you’re more of a short-story fan, then look for “Could You Be With Her Now” by Jen Michalski. This book contains two novellas: the first, a sort of mystery-thriller; the second, a story set within a relationship that raises eyebrows.


If you love a good step back in time, then look for “Successful Farming: Traditional Methods and Techniques for Every Farm” by Frank D. Gardner. This thick book takes a good look at all kinds of farming and gardening, the way it was done in Grandpa’s day – which makes this book perfect for reminiscing. Ever wonder what you’re made of? “The Violinist’s Thumb” by Sam Kean takes readers on a ride inside. You’ll learn fascinating things about genetics, DNA, and how it shapes each individual who ever lived – including you! Pair it up with “The End of Men” by Hanna Rosin, a book about how the “stronger” sex is slowly being dominated by the world’s women. How do you keep your family safe? In “Dangerous Instincts” by Mary Ellen O’Toole, PhD and Alisa Bowman, you’ll learn a few tips straight from an FBI Profiler. This is a book for parents, businesspeople and single folks. It doesn’t just touch upon physical safety, but decision-making and risk-taking, too. In this weird world, isn’t that info you need? Also look for “TwentySomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?” by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig. Reading this, for parents, is just a different way of keeping your (grown) kids – and your sanity – safe.

So you say you love classic literature. But did you know that some fiction is actually non-fiction? In the book “Black Fire” by Robert Graysmith, you’ll read about Samuel Clemens, the real Mark Twain, and a 150-year-old mystery. And speaking of mysteries, how about a medical one? Look for “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan, a book about one woman’s scary illness and the doctor-sleuths who diagnosed it. If a memoir is your thing this spring, look for “Memoir of the Sunday Brunch” by Julia Pandl, a book about growing up in a family restaurant and the life lessons learned. Or try “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter” by Melissa Francis who, you might remember, was one of the kids on “Little House on the Prairie” all those years ago. One of the things you want to do this year is to strengthen the relationship you have with your honeybunny. That means you’ll want to find “What Makes Love Last?” by John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver. This is a book filled with hints, sciencebased tips, quizzes and more. You’ll, um, love it, especially if you team it up with “Love 2.0” by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., which is a book about our emotions in amour and how being twitterpated changes who we are. If you love biographies, look for “Hello, Gorgeous” by William J. Mann. It’s a big, solid, thick book about Barbra Streisand, her life, and her career. You’ll love this book. Also look for “Skirt Steak” by Charlotte Druckman. It’s an anthology of memories and brief memoirs written by women chefs. No recipes, but it simmers nonetheless. Every now and then, you like to read something that sends shivers up your spine, which is a good time to find “Restless in Peace” by Mariah De La Croix. The author is a mortician. She’s also a psychic. You can well imagine how interesting that can be, right? And when you’re done, read “The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini” by Bruce MacNab for a magical afternoon’s reading. W h a t would you do without your pals? In “Friendkeeping” by Julie Klam, you’ll read about good friends, better friends and the best friends of all. And for a friend of a different sort, read “Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them” by Betsy Priouleau. Books continues on Page 10

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If you’re in the mood for something a little on the spiritual side, then look for “Imperfect Spirituality” by Polly Campbell. This is a book that teaches you to find and get in touch with the inner you by learning new techniques and methods to increase personal growth and spirituality. Team it up with “Nurturing the Soul of Your Family” by Renee Peterson Trudeau and won’t you feel better? So you’ve vowed this year to stay green, and “Eco Thrifty” by Deborah Niemann is going to help you do that. This is a book that will take you around your home and vehicle to show you how to save the earth while you’re saving money. What’s not to love about that? Team it up with “The American Dream” by Lawrence R. Samuel, a pop-culture book about the history of Having It All. If you’ve got a stack of books on your shelf that you haven’t read since high school, “Practical Classics” by Kevin Smokler will give you a good reason to change that. This book looks at those old classics, how they’re relevant, and how you’ll probably enjoy them more now than you ever did back in class. Loss is never easy and if you faced one last year, then “Happily Even After” by Carole Brody Fleet may need to be next to your easychair. This is a book specifically for widows and widowers, written to help you get beyond grief and back to a new normal – whatever that is. Another book to find is “Mom’s List” by St. John Greene. It’s a memoir written by his wife, who was dying and wanted to be sure that her family remembered certain life lessons. Buy them – and a

April 25, 2013 box of tissues to go. Finally, you saw the movie, so you know Lincoln was assassinated. But did you know that there was an attempt on his life years before that? In “The Hour of Peril” by Daniel Stashower, you’ll read about that almost-crime and the man who saved Lincoln’s life by foiling a plot that most certainly would’ve changed history.


If you’re a “cat person,” you’ll want to find “Another Insane Devotion” by Peter Trachtenberg. This is a book about a man’s search for his lost kitty, and the cool things he found while looking for her. You already probably know that American soldiers often rely on dogs while at war. You might even know a former working dog – or you may have one yourself. In “Dogs of Courage” by Lisa Rogak, you’ll read about more of them: police dogs, therapy pups, service dogs, and more. Your dog or cat has the best life. So have you ever wondered about the lives of farm animals? In the new book “The Lucky Ones” by Jenny Brown, you’ll read about one woman’s fight for better lives for those critters. Be aware that this book could be very controversial but that’s never stopped any animal lover I know… You also might like “Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man” by Brian McGrory. That’s a story of a man who marries a woman and gets kids and a fowl-mood fowl in the package. And if your pets run a little big and it’s wild around your house, look for “Of Moose and Men” by Dr. Jerry Haigh. That’s a book by a Canadian veterinarian who cares for wildlife; in particular, moose. Or would that be “mooses?” Happy reading!

‘Sense & Sensibility’ a hit The much-anticipated new musical was a resounding hit with the opening night audience in The Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for Performing Arts at 14th and Champa. The world premiere of “Sense & Sensibility the Musical,” which plays through May 26, brings a brand new perspective to the famous Jane Austin romantic novel of the same name. When the patriarch of the Dashwood family suddenly dies, his widow and two daughters find their circumstances turned up-side-down when they learn they’ve been disinherited. They are forced to move to a modest cottage with only one, very old servant. The two sisters have decidedly different approaches to life (thus the title) but each dreams of finding love and happiness. Of course, there are many twists and turns, deceptions and lies which allow for much singing and dancing. The original tunes reinforced the classic storyline. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The largely Broadway cast brought fresh faces to the Denver stage. The audience was fully engrossed in the action

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and mesmerized by the glorious voices that set the tone for the evening. Ruth Gottschalk (Mrs. Jennings who rescues the Dashwoods from poverty) nearly steals the show as the flamboyant country gentlewoman. She had stiff competition in the show-stealing department from the rest of the talented assemblage of actors/singers. While I always expect great staging when I visit the Denver Center Theatre Company offerings, this one took my breath away. The magnificent sets created images that ranged from a grand ballroom, to drawing rooms, to a simple cottage, to the rolling hills of the English countryside. The beautifully staged production easily earned the standing ovation. For tix and info: 303-893-4100 or www.

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One of my very favorite Denver singer-actors is Leonard E. Barrett Jr. This incredibly talented guy is performing in the Bessie’s Hope Copacabana Night fund raiser on April 25. Headlining the Copacabana Show is The Four Lads, legendary singing group whose music topped the charts in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s and still going strong today. The benefit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Denver. You can get reservations and info at 303-830-9037 or on the web at Bessie’s Hope (formerly Rainbow Bridge) is a wonderful organization whose purpose is to bring generations together by matching teenagers with elderly residents of nursing homes. The inspiration for the program came as the result of the dreadful nursing home experiences observed by one of the founders. Leonard is also appearing in the Aurora Fox production of “The Color Purple, the Musical About Love” playing through May 12. It’s a bit of a hike to 9900 E. Colfax, but I can assure you that it will be worth the trip. For tix and info: 303-739-1970 or

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All about aerification By Tony Koski, CSU Extension Turf Specialist A few thoughts on lawn aerification (core cultivation) from now through the fall. If lawns aren’t being regularly watered (as is the case in many communities), the lawns will likely be so hard that aerification will not be terribly effective. That is, plugs will not likely be pulled from such hard lawns without the benefit of a good soaking rain or a couple of days of intensive irrigation. Lawns that are stressed due to some of the more extreme watering restrictions will not likely benefit from fall aerification (or earlier “beat the fall rush” aerification being promoted by some companies right now). These stressed lawns may actually suffer additional stress (traffic stress from the equipment, increased drying because of open holes). Aerification holes will promote drying of the soil

Courtesy photo if they do not heal over quickly. On actively growing, regularly watered lawns the holes heal quickly. On stressed, infrequently irrigated lawns the holes will stay open longer and thus promote drying of the soil — something we don’t need at this point. Plus, drought stressed and (especially) non irrigated lawns will not produce much in the way of new roots this fall — even if they are aerified. In fact, they may produce more roots if left undisturbed (not aerified) than if they are aerified.

Those lawns that are being watered enough to get good penetration/plug pulling would probably benefit because they are growing “normally” (new roots will form, holes will heal over). So, lawns that do not appear to be under stress and are irrigated regularly enough to allow effective pulling of cores can benefit from fall aerification. Where watering restrictions have resulted in stressed lawns and hard soil, aerification may not be effective and may actually cause more harm than good.

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Keep jobs at home, businesses at ease The Keep Jobs in Colorado Act appears to have considerable support as it passed the House Monday at the Statehouse. We appreciate suggested improvements touted by the act, House Bill 1292, co-sponsored by state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, but give pause to some of its measures long-term. We agree with Kerr that changes are needed in penalties for companies that do not meet a threshold of requiring 80 percent of all taxpayer-backed state project labor be conducted by Colorado workers. Kerr noted the 80 percent requirement has been on the books since 1933 but a jail penalty for non-complying company owners has not been enforced. We agree virtually every law should have teeth, so it makes sense to amend the law by replacing jail time with civil fees for violations and retooling the compliance process.

our view The Keep Jobs in Colorado Act also aims to: • Clamp down on outsourcing of jobs overseas in state contracts with beefed up disclosures on state contractors who use second-party vendors; • Provide stricter enforcement of out-of-state bid preferences to make sure Colorado companies have all legal advantages available; • Expand the so-called “best value” metrics related to in-state employment and domestically produced materials for contracts that are not co-mingled with federal funds; • Create a central tracking system for

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Does government provide enough info on terrorism? The United States and its allies have been fighting the War on Terror since 2001 following the attacks on Sept. 11. The ongoing battle has been fought both on foreign and domestic soil. We asked local residents at Steamers Coffeehouse, 13771 W. 85th Drive in Arvada, if they think the information released by the government is beneficial.

”I do think the government has things they have to keep secret for the safety of our military and CIA and things like that. You have to still trust the government to be wise with the citizens’ interest at heart with what they keep secret and what they release.” — Robin Alexander, Arvada

”As a society, we demand more information, and because we demand more, people are put in harm’s way. I think we’ve lost sight of the No. 1 purpose of government and that’s to protect people, even in secrecy.” — Karen Levine, Arvada ”I think they give too much. They’re not just giving us information, but they’re giving terrorists information. Everything you see goes up online and can be seen by anyone.”

”There is too much because there are things that need to be kept secret and not let out for safety.” — Patty Petrozelli, Arvada

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state projects — in practice tracking the most costly materials in public works projects, such as items made from iron, steel and related manufactured goods. In light of these values, we recognize the arguments of some Republicans and others that it can be a difficult process ensuring that projects involve Coloradobased materials. In one of our stories earlier this month, Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, stated flatly there is “no way in this free market system that everyone is going to be truthful.” Sad but true. Further we acknowledge it is highly problematic for contractors to know and document the sources of all materials. As for tracking payroll, that is not as much of a challenge, but more paperwork means increasing staff time and cost for contractors. Overall, the act’s key measures can in

some ways strengthen the state in the current challenging economic climate. The measures match the times, although it’s surely dicey work because making laws to regulate business — whether it’s incentives or tariffs or common taxes, and so on — will always be complicated and questionable to free market purists. For now, we support the general ideas, but long-term, we harbor reservations because the effort to stay local and secure jobs works against the pressing global marketplace and its competitive realities of comparative advantage — when one country can produce products or provide labor more efficiently than another. Given that the state employment rate decreased from about 8.2 percent a year ago to 7.1 percent last month, we’d like to see Colorado in a trend to entertain fewer laws that mean increased government protocols and processes for business.

Look for best ideas over right, wrong One of the things that drives me crazy about our current political environment is the idea that if one guy is right, then the other guy has to be wrong, and vice versa. Political battles are no longer opportunities to take the good out of both ideas and enact them, but, rather, a “baby-orthe-bathwater” approach in which one side wins 100 percent, and the other side loses 100 percent. This was oddly evident last weekend on the editorial pages of the Denver Post. Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson co-authored an editorial in favor of Sen. Mike Johnston’s, D-Denver, school funding bill (SB 213), while right next to it the founder of “End the Education Plantation,” John Conlin of Littleton, penned an editorial against it. One side yes, one side no, very little gray area. The problem is both arguments have merit, which the other side is loath to acknowledge. “No” points out that the state spends more than $10,000 per student currently — about the price of a good private education — and that SB 213 would increase that funding to nearly $12,000 without changing the design of the system. “Yes,” on the other hand, points out that Colorado schools have had funding cut by $1.1 billion in the last four years, that the recent Lobato ruling held that Colorado school funding is “irrational, arbitrary, and severely underfunded,” and that, in spite of those cuts, the state has undertaken some pretty ambitious reforms. Or why not come from the view that public schools should be just as effective as private schools, but that it’s going to cost some money to make it happen. What if we did this: Start with Sen. Michael Johnston’s, D-Denver, $100 million “Innovation Fund,” and take two years with that money to start to figure out what new ideas make the most difference — then use them and fund them?

I’d even start with a few thousand spent studying Twin Peaks Charter School and D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School — both identified as top schools in the country by national publications — and identify what those schools do best, and how those ideas can be spread to every school in the state. Study the best schools in the country that serve at-risk populations, and steal their ideas. Study the best early-education programs in the world, and steal their ideas. Don’t just fund the system — fund the smartest system. Making every school in this state a “high performing” school may cost $1 billion, and we should commit to that price tag up front, should it be necessary. But we should also be open to the idea that it might not cost $1 billion, or that what it really requires is more commitment from families and communities, not wallets. I’m happy to commit to a billion-dollar tax hike if I have confidence that every school and every child will be educated at a higher level. But that confidence is only going to come at the other end of a win-win process, not at the other end of what’s shaping up to be a typical, partisan political fight. 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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Appreciating the work of art

I grew up in a house that was pretty much dedicated to the arts. My mom was an artist who specialized in abstract painting and taught art, and my dad worked in stained glass and photography. When it comes to the arts, I seem to have been born with some kind of genetic addiction to them. I always took any art class I va- could find. In high school this led me to and taking a ceramics class one year. I g ve have to tell you, I wasn’t very good at it, but it sure was a lot of fun ucts messing with the clay and creating something. n I think we all made some kind ate of clay pot in a grade school art ear class that was our parents pride ke to and joy sitting on a shelf someewer where. I still have a 10-pound teapot around here at my house. It t was supposed be lightweight, but . whenever I would get the pot thin enough on the wheel to be practical, it would usually self destruct on me. So, a 10-pound teapot it is. On the up side, it’s fallen off the

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attorney’s Victims in Need Fund. Courage Walk Co-Chairs Bette Gomez and Courtney Hill both said they were thankful for the ongoing support of the county, law enforcement, and the victim families to keep the event going

for so many years. “It’s huge for Jefferson County victims to know that there are people out there who will show up, who care,” Hill said. To become a volunteer victim advocate, contact the sheriff’s office at 303-271-5339. If you are suffering from domestic abuse, call the national hotline number 1-800-799-7233.

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be historic and special is this will be the first day for civil unions in Colorado, and we’ll be prepared for that.” The county Clerk and Recorder’s office in Golden will be open and able to issue the new civil union licenses. To receive the license, both parties have to be present, have proof of ID, Social Security Numbers, not be married to anyone else, and

son Symphony has just the right recipe. They will be hosting their Cinco de Mayo concert featuring the five-piece Mariachi band, Alma de Colorado as their special guests. The concert will be filled with festive Mexican and Latin music and is the final concert of their 60th anniversary season. This will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for seniors with discounts for children and students. For more information visit or call 303278-4237. Now, where did I put that sombrero I got in Tijuana 20 years ago? 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.

have $30 in cash or check. “It’s a pretty simple form,” Swain said. Swain estimated that once a couple reaches the clerk’s counter, it should only take 15 minutes to receive the license. “You can take it home with you. The license is good within 35 days. Or you can use it right away,” Swain said. Once the license is used to finalize a union, it can be handed or mailed back to the county, which will record the couple’s new legal status to the state.

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Denver Potter’s Association. This show will feature 22 ceramic artists, three glass artists, nine jewelry makers and three more people who fall into the “other” category. Now, looking at the list of participants, I recognize quite a few of the names and let me tell you, this is a group of people who are masters of their crafts and I am lucky enough to own some pieces from many of them. This promises to be a really great show that you don’t want to miss. Admission is free, and the artists will be selling their works at the show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 303377-5535 or visit


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‘Duck’ stars grace Rock Two couples come to grips with grief and terminal illness in “The Shadow Box,” now playing at The Edge Theatre. Photos by RDG Photography

Hope within the shadows The Edge’s latest deals with grief, humanity By Clarke Reader

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ealing with grief is an extremely difficult topic, one that every person grapples with at some point in their lives. The latest production from The Edge Theatre takes an indepth look at three people coming to the end of their lives from terminal illnesses, and how their passing will affect those around them. “The Shadow Box” premieres April 19 and runs through May 19 at the theater, 1560 Teller St. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Written by Michael Cristofer, the play premiered in 1977 and won the Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “It was really edgy for its time, and it remains that way, so we thought it was a perfect fit for us,” said Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director. “It’s a fascinating look at how they — as well as their

families — deal with this.” The story focuses on 24 hours in the lives of Joe, Brian, and Felicity — three terminally ill patients staying in cabins on the grounds of a large hospital. All three have reached the end of their treatment and have agreed to be part of a psychological project where they have interviews with a psychiatrist while living on the grounds. All three are facing unique circumstances during this one day. Joe is part of a blue-collar family from New Jersey, and his wife and son are on the way to visit him for the first time since his treatment began. Brian is part of a gay couple with his partner Mark, but his ex-wife Beverly is on the way to visit him one more time. Felicity is an older woman whose daughter, Agnes, is staying with her mother while she drifts further and further from reality. Haley Johnson, who plays Joe’s wife Maggie, said that the idea of a strong, blue-collar family having to deal with the fragility of the situation is extremely affecting and engaging,

Brian’s (Paul Page) ex-wife Beverly (Patty Ionoff) comes to visit him to say goodbye in “The Shadow Box.”

Brian (Paul Page) and Mark (Brock Benson) play a gay couple struggling to come to terms with Brian’s terminal illness in “The Shadow Box.” since it’s a side that people don’t often see. “She’s a little quirky and talks really fast, with this frantic energy,” Johnson said. “It’s a way for her to distract herself from what’s happening.” Johnson also added there are some very funny, awkward scenes, not just in her cabin, but throughout the play. “There’s a lot of humanity in the writing, and that leads to these scenes that bring a little levity,” she said. Yaconis is directing the show — his first time directing since 2011s “Some Girl(s)” — and said that it’s been a great opportunity to have a vision for the show and bring it together. “I’ve had the pleasure of being directed by some great directors here at The Edge and I was able to take some ideas from them,” he said. “It’s been a great chance to really collaborate with the actors.” Both Yaconis and John-

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The Rock Christian Academy in Castle Rock has bagged Phil and Willie Robertson, two of the stars of the wildly popular “Duck Dynasty,” A&E’s reality series, for a speaking engagement and fundraiser beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at The Douglas County Events Center. Event organizer and Rock Christian Academy parent Michael Brumbaugh took dead aim at the Robertson clan months ago by contacting the family’s agent and refusing to give up. His persistence paid off. Phil and Willie, part of the family that made its fortune in products for duck hunters, will speak about “Faith, testimony, business, the importance of raising children with biblical principles and a Christian education.” “We need to do a big event every year to continue to fund the scholarship fund,” Brumbaugh said. “I thought about it for a couple of months, then started watching ‘Duck Dynasty.’ I thought, ‘These guys are great! I wonder if they do speaking engagements since they come from a Christian family?’” The persistent parent hounded the agent until he got a “confirmed” answer. “When your heart is in something, and you believe in something as strong as the Rock Academy, and how God is moving in that school, you fight for what you believe in,” he said. “This year God blessed us with ‘Duck Dynasty.’” With 8.6 million viewers, A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” is the highest-rated reality show on cable TV. The money raised from the event’s ticket sales will help fund a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the existing building, build the school’s playground and provide financial aid and scholarships to families who can’t afford the $4,700 annual tuition. VIP tickets (with a pre-event meet and greet) are $150; other tickets are $60 for general admission to $80 for “gold seating” right behind the VIP seats.

Elway’s concerts scheduled

The hottest patio of the season is Elway’s at Cherry Creek — no doubt, no argument. Elway’s Cherry Creek summer concerts return with live music, cocktails, the signature menu and beautiful Colorado evenings in the Elways’ backyard starting Wednesday, June 19. These popular outdoor concerts play each Wednesday night from mid-June through late August, including the return of the Railbenders to the Summer Music Series and a special Independence Day July 3 celebration for 2013 featuring local legends The Samples along with special food and cocktails. Appearing this year are several tribute bands including Message in a Bottle, covering The Police; Forever in Blue Jeans, channeling Neil Diamond standards; and Under a Blood Red Sky, who rock out U2 hits. The brotherly harmonies of Something Underground take stage on Wednesday, July 10. And newcomers, Justin Lane Band, Parker continues on Page 21

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POTHOLES 20-incher fixed on 20th The winner of this week’s Golden Pothole Contest is Deanna Rice. Rice reported a circle of rubberripping danger on 20th Street, west of Arapahoe Street, that the city Public Works crew measured at 20 inches, by 26 inches, and 3 inch deep. For her help to the city in finding and patching potholes, Rice was awarded a free lube, oil and filter change for a standard size passenger car courtesy of Christopher’s Dodge World. She also received a pen and pencil set courtesy of MillerCoors. For the rest of the month, anyone who reports a pothole within the city limits to the Public Works Department will be entered in the weekly contest.

The city will attempt to patch every reported pothole within 48 hours, weather permitting. The largest pothole submission will be declared the winner. To enter, you must be a Golden resident. To report a location, call Public Works at 303-384-8151 with the location of the pothole, the caller’s name, phone number and address. Participants may also submit the information online, or through a mobile app. For details, go to www.cityofgolden. net/links/YourGov.



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Come out and celebrate at the West Rail Line grand opening The grand opening of RTD’s West Rail Line is Friday, April 26. Join us for a party or two or three or more as we celebrate this historic achievement with friends, family, and the community.

It’s party time along the W line! It’s that time again. RTD is riding into new territory. And we’re having a party to celebrate. Round up your friends, kick up your heels, and join us for two days of food, fun, festivities, and free rides when RTD’s West Rail Line, connecting Denver, Lakewood, and Golden opens on April 26.

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Friday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Jefferson County Government Center•Golden Station Enjoy entertainment, food trucks, and a slice of our famous light rail cake. Local vendors and RTD Ambassadors will be on hand with information and free giveaways! Enjoy free rides on the W line after the ceremony.

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Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Free rides on all light rail lines all day Denver Union Station

Lakewood•Wadsworth Station

Downtown Denver Showcase: Celebrate with food, live music, and Denver’s professional sports teams.

Celebrating Lakewood’s Past, Present, and Future: Experience Lakewood with live music, local businesses and restaurants, sustainability information, videos, and a social media tent.

Decatur•Federal Station

Denver Sports and Activities: Featuring the Denver Broncos mascot and cheerleaders, climbing wall, zumba, Radio Disney, food trucks, and more.

Garrison Station

Eiber—Great Neighbors: Enjoy acapella and local school group performances, food, and a historic Lakewood Police car on display.

Perry Station

Ride West @ Perry: Enjoy giveaways, live music, and ride B-cycle to check out the Justice League of Street Food party up the street.

Oak Station

Play Lakewood: Discover interactive, fun things to see and do in Lakewood including parks, recreational activities, and arts and crafts.

Sheridan Station

Working Together—Denver, Lakewood and Edgewater: Visit with local nonprofits, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, and view housing opportunities along light rail.

Federal Center Station

Walk This Way—Celebrating Health, Wellness and Safety: Visit the St. Anthony Health and Wellness Fair, West Metro fire truck, and enjoy food and live entertainment.

Lamar Station

40 West Arts District Street Fair: There’ll be artists and art demonstrations, kids’ activities, chalk art, live entertainment, great food, and more.

Celebrate the RTD West Rail Line grand opening with food, fun, festivities, and FREE RIDES!

Red Rocks Station

Celebrating Lakewood’s Great Education: Meet the college’s new mascotR2C2 and the rugby team. Listen to live music and enter for a chance to win a free 3-credit hour class.

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Front Range Activities and Access: Highlights include a petting zoo, Foothills Animal Shelter, music, local food vendors, giveaways, an aerial acrobat and more. Ride free on the Golden Call-n-Ride. Station parties are hosted by local jurisdictions, businesses, and community groups to celebrate the grand opening of the W line.

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Adults with ADHD share experiences with condition then and now

Joseph Van Holbeck of Colorado Springs was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder when he was six years old. After about seven years of taking Ritalin, Van Holbeck, now 24, is off medication and finds other coping mechanisms to help him focus, including get extra energy out by staying active through working out and playing sports. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

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This Week: ADHD

By Sara Van Cleve

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oseph Van Holbeck will walk across the stage May 11 at the University of Northern Colorado and receive his bachelor’s degree in human services — an achievement some people thought would be difficult for him. When Van Holbeck, now 24, was 6 years old he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, called ADD at that time. “I was not doing well in school,” Van Holbeck said. “I was a little slower at learning things than other kids. First they thought I had special education issues, but it turned out I had (ADD) instead.” According to the most recent data available from the Center for Disease Control, 9.5 percent of children ages 4-17 — or 5.4 million youth between 4-17 years old — have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder since 2007. ADHD, a neurobehavioral disorder often diagnosed in children that persists into adulthood, often leads to symptoms such as having a hard time paying attention, being easily distracted from work or play, fidgeting and other symptoms. There are three types of ADHD — predominantly inattentive type, also referred to as ADD, which makes it hard for an individual to organize or finish

Focusing on the educational side of ADHD By Sara Van Cleve Nearly 10 percent of children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, so schools are learning how to adjust the classroom to help all children be successful. According to the Center for Disease Control, 9.5 percent of children 4-17 — or 5.4 million children — have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2007. The number of parent-reported cases increased 22 percent from 2003-2007. When it comes to academics and ADHD there is a difference between a medical diagnosis and educational diagnosis, said Polly Ortiz-Lutz, Jefferson County Public Schools director of special education who is also a licensed school psychologist. “We don’t do medical diagnoses at schools,” Ortiz-Lutz said. “We look at characteristics that prevent them from being successful at school. The key is does it significantly interfere with both academic and social success. It does have to interfere with both of those.” When a child is suspected of having ADHD based on symptoms such as attention problems, over-activity and impulsiveness to the extent it interferes with academics, a multidisciplinary team works with the child and his parents to figure out how to best help him succeed, Ortiz-Lutz said. A team consisting of the school psychologist, social worker, teacher, special education teacher and others look at three areas to determine the condition’s pervasiveness — at home, at school and a task, pay attention to details or follow instructions and the person is easily distracted; predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, with which the person fidgets and talks a lot, feels restless, interrupts, has trouble sitting for long periods of time and is more prone to accidents and injuries; and the combined type

in the community. “For kids, common things we look for are they are less attentive, more impulsive and more active,” Ortiz-Lutz said. “The difficult part of it is kids are kids. The active part we love, the creative part we love. They’re thinking outside of the box and have energy. That’s what young children do. We’re very cautious that we don’t put labels on kids when that is typical behavior.” Often, Ortiz-Lutz said, children with ADHD have average or above average IQs, but because of attention deficit, they don’t turn in work and don’t pay attention, making it difficult to get good grades. Because of rising levels of ADHD, which really have no one explanation according to Ortiz-Lutz, teachers are being trained on how to deal with and educate children with ADHD. “One of the things we always talk about is what we’re looking for is knowledge and skill acquisition, not production,” she said. “Teachers can look at the production of work differently, give them credit and praise them. They can show knowledge and skill acquisition in ways other than four pages of homework.” Most Jeffco children with ADHD stay in their core classroom settings instead of being pulled out to receive special assistance, and the classroom is modified to enhance their attention. For children that have tons of energy — a common characteristic of ADHD — schools provide small, non-distracting ways to let them get that energy out, improving their focus in the classroom. Examples include items they can play with, straws to chew on and wrapped bike

where symptoms of both are equally present in the person. After being diagnosed with ADD, Van Holbeck’s parents made the difficult decision to medicate him. “As a parent, you don’t want to put your child on medication, especially medication that has side effects,” said Carole Van

tubes between the legs of their desk to tap their feet on, Ortiz-Lutz said. Keeping children in their core classrooms helps them improve both work production and social skills, she said, and teachers have been trained to focus on positive behavior support plans, or PBSP. PBSP uses positive reinforcement instead of punishment to help children learn the appropriate behaviors. ADHD has a continuum of mild to severe symptoms, and children with more severe symptoms often need more support, she said. One of the biggest components to success is advocacy — from the child’s parents, healthcare providers, school officials and even the child. “We collaborate and consult with family and outside stakeholders supporting the child,” Ortiz-Lutz said. “The parent knows the child best and we collaborate with medical providers, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, the Division of Youth Corrections, high schools. We’re not doing this in isolation.” As children age and matriculate into middle school and high school, they are taught to advocate for themselves. “We help them realize their uniqueness,” she said. “We show them it can be something positive. They are really creative kids, it just looks a little different than the kids sitting doing seat work easily. As they get into middle and high school, we really start teaching advocacy skills because they have to manage and understand ADHD and advocate for themselves.” ADHD often lasts into adulthood, but many children learn to cope and control their symptoms.

Holbeck, Joseph’s mother. Joseph was on Ritalin for about seven years and at that time there wasn’t time-released medication that many children take today, so he had to take the medication at scheduled times throughout the day. “There were highs and lows,” Carole said. “When he was in

school, he would take it. We made the decision when he was home not to take it and deal with the behaviors when he was at home … he would take it and be pretty good at school, but it would start to wear off usually by three in the afternoon and ADHD continues on Page 19

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Higher brain Mile High Natural Awakenings, of Golden, will have a presentation on higher brain living from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St., Denver. The presentation and live demonstration are free if you register in advance. Visit for information and reservations.

COMMUNITY COFFEE Join Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp from 7-8 a.m.

Thursday, April 25, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Come chat about issues important to you. Community coffees are offered on the fourth Thursday of each month. They are free and open to all.


Friday cinema Living Water Spiritual Community hosts its Friday cinema night at 7 p.m. April 26. Enjoy an evening of connecting with others who support conscious change using the vehicle of film. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. The church is at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Contact Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or


West Line opening Celebrate the metro area’s newest transportation milestone with the grand opening of RTD’s West Rail Line. A grand opening ceremony is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Jefferson County Government Center, Golden Station. Enjoy free light rail rides on the W line following the ceremony. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, enjoy free

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he would have a crash afterwards and his behaviors would be difficult to deal with when he came down off the medication.” Joseph’s struggle with ADD had some teachers and doctors saying he might not graduate from high school. “When he got into kindergarten, he just couldn’t concentrate,” Carole said. “The decision to put him on Ritalin was difficult, but what a difference it made ... just between his work the week before and the week after.” Though the medication helped Joseph focus in the classroom, it changed him. “I remember it made me a zombie,” Joseph said. “It helped me focus, but at the same time it turned me into a boring, not very energetic kid — it took the kid of out of me to put it short.” At age 13, Joseph made the decision to no longer take his medication, and his parents supported his decision. “It was a struggle,” he said. “I didn’t do too well the first two or three years, but then after that I picked back up to where I was when I was (on the medication).” Joseph said he still has ADHD, but has learned to control it, focus and accomplish what he needs and wants. “I’m very good at controlling it now,” he said. “There are definitely days when I wake up and am in a bit more of a spaz mood than other days. I just exercise as much as I can and work my butt of wherever I can so I can get tired and not worry about having too much energy.”

rides on the West Rail Line. For information, email

REIKI CERTIFICATION Lorraine May, of Lakewood’s Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, will teach Reiki levels 1 and 2 certification from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 26, and from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. Registration required; contact or 303-239-0382. FRIDAY AND Sunday/April 26, 28 Robin Hood Colorado ACTS presents a satellite homeschool class production of “Robin Hood,” presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Visit or call 303-456-6772 for information and tickets. FRIDAY/APRIL 26, MAY 9-10, MAY 16-17

Golden High School events Golden High School presents its spring choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The concert is free to parents and friends. Other upcoming events at the high school include: Improve show fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. All proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at, or 303-982-2813. One Act Plays presented by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. More details to come. Pops concert, presented by the school’s music department, is at 7 p.m. May 16-17. All events are in the auditorium at the high school. For information about the events, contact Angela Becker at


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Diagnosed as an adult

Like Joseph, Amie Robert, who was diagnosed with ADHD in 2009, said exercising and playing ice hockey helps her get her energy. “I notice I’m a totally different person when I play than when I don’t play,” Robert said. “It’s just an outlet for all that energy and getting all that energy out. I could do things like yoga or something like that, but it doesn’t have the energy and physicality to it.” Unlike Joseph though, Amie was in her 20s when she was diagnosed. “My mom always thought I was an active kid,” Robert said. “I was really smart and got good grades. I was never a troublemaker in school. I never thought anything about it. Looking back on it, I never paid attention in school and I was always doing homework in different classes or when the teacher was teaching I’d work on something else.” Another common symptom of ADHD is being accident-prone, which Robert said described her childhood. “I had enough accidents and injuries to last a lifetime, which are still happening,” Robert said with a laugh. In 2007, Robert’s neighbor, who was a pharmacist, told her she exhibited signs of ADHD. “The way he said he caught it was we had competitions playing Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit and he said, ‘We’d be playing the game and you’d be talking about this and this and 20 other things and then you’d circle back and answer the question and still kick our butts.’” Besides her high energy level, her neighbor believed her thought patterns hinted at ADHD. In 2009, Robert went to a psychia-

presents “South Pacific” from April 26 to May 12 at 470 S. Allison Parkway. During World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 303-987-7845 or visit

25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden. For more information and schedule of speakers, go to, check out the Golden Gate Canyon Community on Facebook, or contact Noel at 303-277-0356 or email at


Auditions The DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, string bass and drum set players. Auditions are from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver. Audition music and recording are posted at Intermediate to advanced jazz experience necessary; weekly rehearsals are on Sundays. For information and audition scheduling, contact or 303-328-7277.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION Preethi Burkholder, author of “Ghost

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 olssoncolo@comcast. net or call 303-279-2932. All concerts take place in the St. Paul Sanctuary. Concerts are: 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 end-of-year Parish Picnic. New this year: the staff of St. Paul’s will present a number in the show.

Safety fair The City of Wheat Ridge Police Department will have a child safety fair and car seat check-up event from 11 am. To 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Wheat Ridge Middle School, 7101 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Two children’s bicycles will be given away. Events include a bike rodeo, bike inspections, child ID kids, traffic safety and crime prevention information, face painting, mini fire truck and more. For information, call officer Betsy Sailor, 303-235-2910. Towns of the Rockies,” will do a free Powerpoint and narrative presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Autographed copies of her book will be for sale. The mood is informative, entertaining, and light. It is organized by the Jefferson County Parks and open Space Department.

HORSE EVENT The Golden Gate Grange plans an event for horse lovers from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Representatives from Westernaires, Golden Gate Vaulters, Big View Horse Therapy, Golden Gate State Park, Jeffco Horse Council (including fire evacuation information), The Horse Protection League will be available for the afternoon and each will give a presentation on their programs, riding, training and volunteer opportunities. No horses or horse trailers, please. The Golden Gate Grange is at

trist and was officially diagnosed with ADHD. Two years later, she decided to start taking medication so she could focus better while in graduate school, working toward a master’s degree in business strategy, while still maintaining a full-time job. “If I wasn’t going to graduate school, I probably wouldn’t be on medication,” she said. “Without medication, I would find I would fluctuate between days where I would get anything and everything accomplished and other days where it’d be like ‘Forget it, nothing’s getting done today.’” The medication has helped her focus on her studies with few side effects. “I haven’t had too many negative changes,” she said. “I don’t have the quick wit and sharp comebacks that I used to have. In that perspective, I’ve lost a little bit, but right now I feel like I’ve gained a lot more in that communication is better with my husband, the work environment is better — I’m not irritating everybody.” Robert doesn’t plan to stay on medication. After graduation she plans to phase off it and find other coping mechanisms, such as staying active. Robert said she doesn’t feel like there is a stigma against people with ADHD, but there are often negative reactions to the behaviors of ADHD, like not being able to sit still, lack of attention and other symptoms. Simple understanding can help someone with ADHD, Robert said. “Understanding where the behaviors come from and setting rules and boundaries and what’s acceptable within reason and what’s not would be a big help,” she said.



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Quilt display Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377.


Gentle yoga Living Water Spiritual Community offers a gentle yoga class specifically for folks managing chronic pain. The class at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 and April 29 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and a water bottle. Email

SPIRIT ANIMALS Learn techniques to effectively connect with your guiding spirit animals on a daily basis. Discover who has always helped you, who is helping you now and how to bring their power, gifts and wisdom into your daily life. Registration

required at or 303-239-0382. The Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue class is from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood.


Public meeting An April 30 meeting is planned to focus on resolution of fitness equipment and pergola/shade feature elements at Crown Hill Park, a project of Jefferson County Open Space. The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Visit

ART LEAGUE The Wheat Ridge Art League will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge. After the business meeting, artist Darlene Kuhne will present a demonstration about AcryCollage. Anyone who paints or would like to paint is welcome to come and learn to try a new medium or technique. Residents from any Denver suburb are welcome. Contact 303-278-8247 or 303-421-1356, or or for information.

LIFETREE CAFÉ An exclusive filmed interview with Terri Roberts, mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts, will be screened at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field Street in Arvada. On Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Roberts backed his truck up to the entrance of the West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pa., and barricaded himself inside. He shot 10 young Amish girls; five died. Roberts killed himself before police could enter the one-room schoolhouse. Roberts’ mother, who was working nearby at the time of the shootings, was embraced by the Amish community. Amish members stunned observers when they openly forgave the killer and his family. The Roberts family is not Amish. “Amazing Grace” will experience never-before-seen footage and hear from Roberts, who still lives among the families of the girls her son murdered. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

TUESDAY/APRIL 30, Wednesday/May 1, Saturday/May 4 Dog training Your choice dog behavior sessions are offered by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Let us know what you want to work on and know about. Registration required so that we can come to class with the tools and techniques to work with your dog. Request a registration form at Classes are from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver; from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood; and from 1:45-3:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. WEDNESDAY/MAY 1

Jazz concert Join Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, for an evening of fine jazz in an intimate setting. The show is at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. Call 720935-3999 for more information. Your Week continues on Page 21

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Tree planting Sixth-grade students from Peck Elementary and the Arvada parks department will celebrate Arbor Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with their annual tree planting at the Oak Park pavilion, 10530 W. 64th Place, Arvada.


Legion events American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events: Post meetings: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Open to all veterans. Roundtable Breakfast: 7 a.m., Friday, May 3. This breakfast provides an opportunity for ge 21 representatives of city, county, state and federal government to coordinate and communicate current issues with other levels and their constituents. Open to the public. Charge at the door for breakfast. Memorial Day ceremony and parade: Ceremony is at 10 a.m. May 27, at the west end of the Arvada Cemetery. Parade is at 11 a.m. from 60th Avenue and Lamar Street to 53rd and Marshall Street. Both events are presented by the Arvada VFW and American Legion.


Theater show Colorado ACTS presents a 12- to 18-year-old production of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303456-6772 or visit

Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Schedule your free screening by calling AnswerLine at 303-689-4595.

Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. For tickets and more information, visit www.Jeffsymphony. org or call 303-278-4237.

open to the public; the event is free, and coffee and desserts will be served immediately following the ceremony.

BUFFALO BILL birthday The Buffalo Bill Museum will celebrate the 1883 birthday of Buffalo Bill at a celebration on Sunday, May 5 (the original Feb. 24 celebration was snowed out). The celebration will include a special tribute to the Native Americans who performed in his show. Admission to the museum and all planned activities will be free during this celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. For information, call 303-526-0744 or visit


Life X 3 11 Minutes Theatre Company presents “Life X 3” by Yasmina Reza. Do you believe in déjà vu, or just wish that we could have a do-over? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, from May 3-19, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Email or call 720-3333499 for reservations. Cash and checks only.

5K WALK/RUN The Excel-erator is a professionally timed family-friendly 5K run/walk to promote physical fitness at Excel Academy in Arvada and the surrounding community. The fundraising event, which starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, will help with the purchase of playground equipment at Excel Academy, 11500 W. 84th Ave., Arvada. The event also will serve as a qualifying wave time for this year’s BolderBoulder. Visit to register.



Gentle yoga Living Water Spiritual Community will offer gentle body-mind yoga for beginners and those managing chronic pain at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Monday, May 20, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Email


Walk MS Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Walk MS, its premier fundraising event, on Saturday, May 4, at Denver City Park, 2001 Steele St., Denver. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact for information, or call 303-698-7470 ext. 2.

FREE SCREENINGS Early detection of skin cancer is crucial. Skin cancer threatens the lives of an increasing number of Americans. This year, more than 1 million new cases will be diagnosed. However, when detected early, skin cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers. Appointments are required. The screenings are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Exempla Lutheran

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will bring hard-hitting country to the backyard while all-girl band The Trishas deal a combination of tight four-part harmonies in an eclectic soulful sound. Fans of funk will enjoy Funkiphino, and That Eighties Band promises their namesake rock. Elway’s backyard opens at 5 p.m., bands play from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, go to or call 303399-5353.

Tender Belly at Tony’s

Tender Belly, a Colorado-based company that provides the finest pork and cured meats, are selling their products in Tony’s Markets throughout the area Denver Metro locations. Chef Mick Rosacci of Tony’s Markets said, “Tender Belly is hands down the finest line of pork products I have ever tasted. We’re honored to have some of the area’s savviest foodies shopping our markets, and they’ve made it abundantly clear they can taste the superior quality of these artisan pork products and want them available every day.”

Haven of hope

Father Woody’s Haven of Hope will honor Rev. Michael J. Sheeran as the 23rd president of Regis University with the 2013 Father Woody’s Humanitarian Award. The award will be presented to Sheeran during the third annual Haven of Hope fundraising dinner benefiting underserved men, women and children in metro Denver. The dinner will be 6 to 10 p.m. Thurs-

Mesa Run Jefferson County Open Space has granted a permit to allow North Table Mountain to be open for a competitive trail race at the first Mesa Run, sponsored by Compass Montessori School in Golden. The event features a 10-mile run, a 5K trail run and a kids’ run/walk. Following the run, participants can enjoy the Mesa Festival with love music by Yo Mommas and Pappas, kids’ activities, a dog training demonstration, local food and more. Registration is open and space is limited. Visit

SYMPHONY CONCERT The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 60 years of making music with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Colorado School of Mines

day, May 9, at the new History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. Master of ceremonies is Denver’s Channel 7 investigative reporter John Ferrugia. The event includes catered cuisine, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $150 per person, and the deadline is Wednesday, May 1. For more information: Don Gallegos at 303-550-5788; or don.gallegos@

Kachina restaurant rocks

Spring is in the air at Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster. The doors to the patio are open, bartenders are whipping up fresh margaritas, and guests are enjoying the sunshine and cool breezes. To celebrate the change in season, Kachina will host a spring planting moon party on April 26, featuring live music on the patio, hands-on planting for children in the Taos Lounge, and a celebratory menu featuring seeds for the weekend. From April 26 through April 28, the chef and butcher menu will be replaced by a seasonal seed-planting menu in honor of spring. Dishes will include organic greens with chia seed vinaigrette, watermelon radish and candied sunflower seeds; grilled gulf shrimp with pepita seed mole, pickled cabbage and corn tortillas; and grilled pork tenderloin with corn and Anaheim chile, flaxseed pudding and pasado demi-glace. For reservations and more information go to or call 303-410-5813. Kachina Southwestern Grill is located inside the Westin Westminster at 10600 Westminster Blvd.

Sustain Arvada fest coming

Residents are invited to attend the first Sustain Arvada Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Olde Town Arvada. The city-sponsored event will showcase



examples of resource conservation and teach ways to practice conserving in your daily life. Questions will be answered different presentation tents on many topics, including the FasTracks Gold line light rail, recycling, gardening and more. Visit for more information.


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Awards ceremony The Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at its spring awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. In addition, the Arvada Police will recognize second-graders from Arvada elementary schools who participated in the fifth annual Police Officer Appreciation coloring content. The ceremony is


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Man steals car, escapes minimum security center Staff Report A convicted burglar and a vehicle went missing from a Golden-area minimum-level prison facility on April 17. The Colorado Department of Corrections announced that Kenneth Gomez, 30, was not accounted for at the Colorado Correctional Center, also known as Camp George West, after a 10:15 a.m. check. Gomez, a low custody, minimum classified offender, was working as a mechanic in the Colorado State Patrol Garage at the Colorado State Patrol Academy located on the grounds

of Camp George West. Gomez is a Hispanic male with brown eyes and black hair. He is approximately 5-feet 4-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. Gomez He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that says “Jester,” another on the left side of his neck that says “Josiah”. He also has tattoos on his right upper arm, “Eye of Ra”, right lower arm, “Destiney”, left lower inside arm, “Evageline”, chest “Amorina” and back “Brandie.”

Gomez was convicted in 2011 on charges of burglary and disturbing the public peace in Jefferson County, and sentenced to five years. According to the CDOC, Gomez would have been eligible for parole as early as June 2014, and was slated for mandatory release by Sept. 2015. Gomez is suspected of stealing a red service vehicle belonging to the Colorado State Patrol Garage at the time of his escape. Local law enforcement has been advised of the walk away and the CDOC is cooperating with all law enforcement agencies to locate Gomez. As of Monday, April 22, he was at large.

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Leadership Development a driving force for The West Chamber On May 10, 2013 The West Chamber will host its third annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast event. This full day seminar broadcasts live from Atlanta and offers an exceptional day of professional development featuring nine captivating business, sports and leadership visionaries. This year’s lineup includes David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA; and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 20052009. The theme, “Simply Lead,” reinforces a belief that true leadership requires people to break through everyday clutter that can so easily overwhelm and instead focus on meaningful goals. This event, however, is part of a larger, ongoing goal of The West Chamber to develop leaders in Jefferson County. The broad goals of The Foundation are to connect people with the community they live and work in, while helping them better understand the many facets that create their community. These objectives serve as a catalyst to inspiring the participants to become more involved in Jefferson County.

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Promoting community involvement, the core of The West Chamber Foundation’s mission, occurs at both the youth and adult level. Leadership Jefferson County (LJC) and Youth Leadership Jefferson County (YLJC) identify developing leaders and, over a ten-month long course, acquaint participants with needs and issues facing Jefferson County and focus on alternative solutions. Monthly sessions include business, health, human services, education, justice, arts, and government.

The economic vitality of a region is closely tied to the effectiveness of the region’s leadership; strong leaders posses the vision to create a social and public policy environment conducive to business success, which is key for business owners—especially the large proportion of small business owners in Jeffco. On May 10, this community involvement will be approached from a different angle: breaking through whatever may individually weigh us down from day-to-day to focus on common goals and purposes. Leaders will be encouraged, challenged and ultimately inspired to better their own communities. Through interviews, break-out sessions and even entertainment, each attendee will be left with tangible resources to fulfill their individual leadership potential. Strong leaders naturally promote a strong economy, and that is also what The West Chamber exists to advance. I encourage anyone committed to the well-being of our community to attend and I look forward to seeing you there!


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Golden lacrosse taking advantage of rare practice time that Mother Nature allowed last week. Photo by Daniel Williams

Mother Nature dominating athletics this spring Colorado high school athletics suffer toughest season in decades By Daniel Williams DENVER - Mother Nature is raining havoc on Colorado high school athletics this season. After an early winter that brought little moisture the past two months have been cold, soggy and at times piled high with snow. Soccer fields, lacrosse fields and baseball fields, as well as tennis courts, and track and field, have had no tracks and no fields to practice on, yet alone play on, as teams should be in the middle of league play. Instead, storm after storm has been

pounding Colorado since the start of the spring sports season and Colorado high school athletes have been the victims of Mother Nature’s rainy games. “It’s been horrible,” Arvada West athletic director Steve Anderson said. “It is the worst season we have had in 13 years. We haven’t been able to really get the season going. Yet again, after rain and snow on Monday teams are forced to scramble this week to reschedule games/matches/and meets that were already rescheduled due to previous weather. “It has been tough not only for the schedule and for the coaches to try and get all of these games in, but for the athletes as well,” Golden athletic director David Zukin said. “They haven’t had a chance to really get into the swing of things this spring and instead have been indoors itching to get out and

perform.” Monday’s small but still soggy snow brought Denver’s snow total to nearly 17 inches, over eight inches more than normal. It is turning into one of the snowiest Aprils in recent history and although that maybe great for the state which needed the moisture, it has been a nightmare for high school sports. “We have been forced to do a lot of conditioning and things to stay in shape, which is really all you can do indoors. But there are not a lot of tennis type activities you can go in a gym,” Golden tennis coach Brad Nash said. The Colorado High School Activities Association has estimated well over 1,000 cancellations and postponements and assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann called this season the worst in 25 years.

Presenting another problem is the rescheduling of umpires, officials and referees. In addition, schools have to find a way to reschedule around tests, prom, upcoming graduation, as well as other obstacles. The real victims are many of the junior varsity teams who have a tougher time finding ways to reschedule games. Many of those JV games will not end up getting played. “One thing I keep saying is the weather has been the same for all of the teams and all of the schools so it kind of equals the playing field,” Pomona Track and Field coach Jeff Donnel said. “If the playing field ever dries enough for us to play on.” Still, several athletic directors around Jeffco said that all of the cancelled and postpones league games will get played, even if it means playing double headers and on backto-back-to-back days.

Four sign letters of intent to play ball at School of Mines Arndt tabbed student-athlete of week; baseball beats Regis By Daniel Williams GOLDEN - Colorado School of Mines head baseball coach Jerod Goodale has announced the signing of four studentathletes to national letters of intent to join the Oredigger baseball program in the fall of 2013.  The addition of Cody Marvel (Lakewood), Jordan Atkinson (Boise, Idaho), Austin Ozee (Double Oak, Texas) and Will Phillips (Eden Prairie, Minn.) brings the program’s 2014 recruiting class to 11 athletes. Mines added seven preps during the fall season.  “We are very excited about the 11 guys that will be joining our program next year,” Goodale said. “We are losing some key players and a great senior class to graduation, and I feel

that we have more than addressed our needs for next year and the future. They are all exceptional students with high character that we want associated with our school and program.”


Mines sophomore golfer Jordan Arndt has been named this week’s Mines Student-Athlete of the Week, athletic department officials announced Monday.  Arndt received the honor after tying his own school record with a 65 during the final round on Tuesday en route to medalist honors at the Wolf Pack Invitational. Arndt captured his second-career collegiate title after posting a 65 during the final round at the Wolf Pack Invitational on Tuesday in Pueblo. He captured medalist honors by two strokes over the 73-player field.  The civil engineering major led the No. 22 Orediggers to a runner-up finish out of the 13-team field at the tournament.  Arndt (73-73-65-211) sat tied for third overall following a 73 on the first round and

was on his way to another 73 on Monday afternoon when play was suspended due to wind. His final-round 65 matches his own school record set during the second round of the Oredigger Invite (RMAC No. 2) on Sept. 24, 2012, and is tied for the secondlowest recorded round in RMAC men’s golf history (64, Riley Andrews, UCCS, 2008). He was named the RMAC Men’s Golfer of the Week for the second time in his career following the performance, and this is his second Mines Student-Athlete of the Week award in the last five weeks (March 25). He also captured the award after claiming his first collegiate golf title at the Bob Writz Invitational.  


After scoring just two runs through the first three games of the series, the Colorado School of Mines baseball team collected four multi-hit performances and rode the right arm of freshman Christian Rooney to an 8-2 victory over Regis in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

Mines (15-21, 12-16 RMAC) got a seveninning quality start out of the true freshman from Lakewood, who scattered six hits and earned two runs during the complete-game win. Rooney (3-4) also walked one and struck out three batters in posting the first complete-game win of his young career. Fellow true freshman Nate Olinger chipped in a 3-for-5 effort with a run scored out of the three-hole, while senior Matthew Pullos added a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI and a run scored, with both of his RBI coming on a two-run single in the four-run fourth inning.  True freshman Travis Ramos posted a 2-for-2 effort with an RBI and a run scored out of the six-hole and reached base in all four plate appearances after posting two walks as well.  Senior Bobby Egeberg added a 2-for-3 day at the dish and reached base in 4-of-5 plate appearances while posting a 3-for3 effort on stolen bases, including theft of both second and third base en route to scoring in the four-run fourth.


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Faith Christian takes doubleheader in style

been able to get outdoor practices in. The Saints (1-10, 1-6) will have an opportunity to turn their struggling season around as they will play six games over the next week. Jefferson will play a Bennett High School Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Ralston Valley goes streaking; Lakewood can’t comeback By Daniel Williams


Suddenly hot Pomona got a 4-2 victory Saturday at Columbine High School. Junior Hunter Hogoboom threw six strong innings giving up just two runs on three hits while striking out five. Junior Zach Matthes helped provide the offense with his RBI double and senior Tyler Collins also had a double and an RBI. The Panthers have now won three of their last four games after starting the season with four straight losses. Pomona (5-7, 0-1) will play Bear Creek Thursday at 4 p.m. at All-Star Park.

ARVADA - Faith Christian baseball took both games of a doubleheader beating Kent Denver 8-1 and then 8-0 Saturday at Faith Christian High School. After not playing a game for an entire week due to weather the Eagles still didn’t skip a beat as they continued to prove themselves as one of the elite teams in all of 3A. Junior Spencer Mochal hit a two run home run in game one and senior Tyler Tucker had an RBI double in game two. The Eagles (10-1, 9-0) will play a doubleheader at Holy Family Thursday starting at 3 p.m.



Lakewood baseball got two seventh inning runs but could not complete a comeback falling 5-4 over Dakota Ridge Saturday at Lakewood High School. Senior George Coughlin threw five innings of strong baseball giving up only two runs and he then added a pair of doubles helping his own cause, but the Tigers couldn’t overcome Dakota Ridge’s big fourth inning. Sophomore Danny Collins went 2-for4 with a double and senior Connor Leedholm went 2-for-4 with a double and

Faith Christian senior Ian Loffert pitches from the stretch Saturday against Kent Denver. Photo by Daniel Williams Sheridan High School. Despite taking the loss the six runs were the Saints highest offensive output since March 21. The weather this spring has been particularly tough for a Jefferson team that hasn’t

scored a run. The Tigers (6-5, 0-1) will play at Columbine Thursday at 4 p.m.


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With Ralston Valley baseball’s 4-3 victory Saturday at Stanley Lake High School the Mustangs have become the definition of streaky this season. The Mustangs opened the season with five straight victories before dropping four games in a row. Since then Ralston Valley has won three straight games which included their win on Saturday. Senior Dan Skipper hit a two-run home run in the first inning and junior Jake Griffith went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Ralston Valley (8-4, 1-0) will play Dakota Ridge Saturday at 11 a.m. at All-Star Park.

Golden tennis escapes Wheat Ridge’s rally Bear Creek beats Pomona; D’Evelyn also wins big By Daniel Williams WHEAT RIDGE - Golden girls tennis got a dramatic 4-3 victory over Wheat Ridge Friday at Wheat Ridge High School. Two of those matches went three sets including the match that decided the victory when Golden No. 4 double pair of sophomores Alina Iwan and Noelle Cohn beat Wheat Ridge seniors Suzi Plumsukon and Julia Gray 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-2. “We are happy with the way we played today, despite lack of practice time because of the weather you can see us getting better and better,” Golden coach Brad Nash said. Also winning in dominant fashion was

Golden No. 1 singles senior Callie Morlock. Recognized as one of the best players in all of 4A, Morlock made quick work of junior Erika Land. Land, however, is also recognized as one of the best up-and-coming young players in 4A Jeffco. Golden (3-4, 3-1) is looking to keep pace with the best teams in 4A Jeffco now that they are in the middle of league play. The Demons will host Palmer Ridge Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Wheat Ridge (4-3, 3-2) will try and snap a streak of back-to-back losses. The Farmers will play at Evergreen Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

dison Kenyon 6-3, 6-4, in a tightly contested match. While Feruth’s sister Mikal who plays No. 3 singles had an easier time with junior Emily Thompson beating her 6-2, 6-2. But Pomona’s No. 1 singles did get a win when sophomore Alex Horton beat senior Cecilia Troung 6-2, 6-0. Pomona is 0-6 as a team on the season but they are also 5A Jeffco’s youngest team. The Panthers varsity team consists of nine sophomores, two juniors and zero seniors. Bear Creek (4-4, 4-4) will play at Conifer Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.



Bear Creek girls tennis got a 6-1 victory over Pomona Thursday at Bear Creek High School. Bear Creek No. 2 singles junior Feruth Kidane defeated Pomona sophomore Ad-

D’Evelyn girls’ tennis got a 7-0 shutout victory over Conifer Thursday at D’Evelyn High School. None of the seven teams gave up a set and D’Evelyn No. 1 doubles team of senior’s

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Time your move right to save money B

uying a new home is the most expensive purchase a person is likely to make in his or her lifetime. It also can be one of the more stressful. The Employee Relocation Council states that moving is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce. But a well-timed move can reduce stress and save money. Moving during certain times of the year can result in considerable savings. Moving during the summer, when children are out of school and the weather is nice, can make a move more manageable. Keep in mind that because late spring and summer are the peak moving seasons, they also tend to be more expensive. Many moving companies and truck rental agencies will charge a premium if you use their services during the summer. Furthermore, crews may change in the summer when students on vacation could fill in for regular, more experienced movers.

High prices are not only reserved for those who buy a new house during the spring and summer. Renters may find spring and summer is also the peak season for rentals. Many apartment managers can attest that the dates between June 2 and August 30 are quite busy in terms of apartment turnover. College students are more likely to move as soon as the academic year ends, and many landlords plan leases to expire in the summer months to ensure that re-renting places will be easier thanks to a flooded apartment market. According to Apartment Wiz, a Houston-based apartment locating service, although there might be greater apartment availability during the warm-weather months, it also means greater competition between prospective tenants. That greater competition can drive up prices. But apartments are harder to fill in the fall or at the onset of winter. That’s because

many people do not want the hassle of moving once school has started or the weather has chilled. Landlords who are stuck paying utilities and advertising fees for vacant apartments are far more likely to negotiate rent prices, lease terms and even security deposits during the winter in an effort to fill the apartment quickly. People sitting with homes on the market are also more likely to negotiate during cooler months when foot traffic has fizzled out. That can make shopping for a home in the fall advantageous to home buyers. Here are some other tips to reduce stress and save money when moving into a new home or apartment. • Move mid-week. Weekends are a prime time for truck rentals and moving companies. Pick a Tuesday or a Wednesday to move, and you’re much more likely to find an available moving service (even during peak mov-

ing months); you may even be able to negotiate a lower rate. • Pick a mid-month moving date. Many people move at the beginning of the month when leases are up or after mortgage payments are made. Fewer people move in the middle of the month, so you might find more affordable moving deals if you can wait a few extra weeks. • Schedule a fall or winter move. The American Moving and Storage Association says half of all moves occur during one-third of the year -- between the beginning of May and Labor Day. Beat the rush by moving outside of these dates. • Get an early start. Many people underestimate the amount of time it takes to actually move their belongings. Try to schedule a moving company to come very early in the morning to give you ample time to pack up the truck and unpack at your new home. ■ Metro Creative Services



TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce Beef Grass Finished

No hormones/ No anitbiotics. Halves, Whole. On the hoof. $1.90 per lb. Call 719-541-2441.

Garage Sales

Antiques & Collectibles



Garage/Moving Sale

VINTAGE GLASS SHOW & SALE: EAPG, Carnival, Cut, Depression Glass + Pottery and China, Deco/Modern. 1800's-1970's. Free seminars/glass ID. 4/27: 10a-5p, 4/28: 11a-4p. Douglas Cnty Events Center, Castle Rock, CO. I-25 & Plumb Creek Parkway, Exit 181. Admission $5 303-722-5446

Ebice Cold Therapy system

Needing loving home 2 spayed female short haired adult cats. Beautiful green eyes. Indoor/ Outdoor Call Sandy 303-989-8438 leave msg Would like to tray and keep them together

April 26th & 27th 8am-3pm 11467 Cherry Drive, Thornton Books, Furniture, Tools, Bicycle, Gardening Items and much more. 34 years of stuff.

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole


Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

Huge Pre-Moving Sale

Saturday, April 27, 9 am @ 4 pm 2100 E. 114th Place, Northglenn, Backyard deck and patio Household goods, dishes, cookware, small appliances, home interiors, hand tools, power tools, garden tools, soda-shop chairs, patio & home furniture, lamps, books, games, 50 years of misc. treasures. South on Claude Court from 120th

Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale

$14.50 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744


Garage Sales 7th Annual Bellbrook

Yard Sale Don’t miss it! 10-Family Yard Sale! Lots of children’s clothes, toys, furniture, tools, and much more. April 26th & 27th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 10900 thru 11015 Bellbrook Circle Highlands Ranch

Garage Sale at

12033 West 71st Avenue, Arvada Friday & Saturday 8am-3pm Furniture, Tools, Sprinkler System parts & pieces, books & knick knacks

Moving Sale.

Misc. house and yard items, patio furniture, upright freezer. Saturday 4/27 9am-4pm 5685 West 37th Ave. Wheat Ridge 80212 Cash only please Moving Sale Friday & Saturday 26th and 27th 9-3 19758 Centerville Court Parker- Country Meadows Furniture, tables, bench, office furniture, bar & stools, lawn furniture, baking and kitchen supplies


IN CHERRY KNOLLS Arapahoe Rd & E Nobles Rd 70+ Homes! May 3 & 4 SAVE THE DATE! NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 3rd 8am-4pm and Saturday May 4th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233

Building Materials Assorted Steel Bldgs

$3.00 to $10.00 sq ft Closeout while they last Erection Information Available Source# 18X 800-964-8335

Furniture Desk w/hutch & matching file drawer $175 Red upholstered office chair $25 (720)530-6412 Glass Dining Table w/black wrought iron base & 4 gray vynal matching chairs $99 (720)530-6412

LAzBOY occasional chair, multi-

color, $125, Leave messaage 303766-8855

Quality used furniture, fair prices Entertainment Ctr solid oak 3pcs.$700 orig.$5,000 Sofa,teal plaid, 92"x39" $150; 2 Thomasville lite wood end tables with matching glass top coffee table $50 ea. Oak computer desk 60"x20" $60; pool table w/accessories, new,$900; queen mattress/box spgs. $50; 2 oak bar stools $25ea. All items in excellent condition. Castle Rock 303-973-2199.

comes with a right arm padded sling $500 or offer. 303-228-1986 evening

Miscellaneous Mini aerobic trampoline $20, New Char-broil infrared grill $200 1 yr old men's Schwinn 7 speed bike $100 1 yr old ladies Avalon 7 speed bike $50, Sewing machine never used $50 8 ft Werner aluminum ladder $50 Call 303 -954-8505 Ask about home accessories

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell



Dogs Dachshund Mini puppy

Girl, Chocolate/Tan, $400 Ready now (720)218-1676

Olde English Bulldogge puppies IOEBA Registered $800.00 (620)664-4616

Autos for Sale 2000 A6 Audi Avant

Runs/Looks great 190,000 miles. Reduced $2000 for quick sale Marty (303)995-2995 Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicle is for sale: 01. Gray Saturn Vin #163055


sleeps 9! One Owner. Bunkhouse floor plan with master queen private bedroom, 3 bunks in the rear. Storage under bed, couch and dinette convert to beds. Kitchen dinette, storage and oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, full tub/shower, foot flush toilet. Options include a/c, awning, jacks, TV antenna and cable hook up , gas/electric water heater and fridge, tub surround, outside shower. 720-425-5888 or

Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

For all your classified advertising needs.

Solid Wood Dining Room Table with hidden leaf and 4 low

back chairs. Black and Cherry exc. cond. $600 cash 218-831-6370

RV’s and Campers

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Call 303-566-4100 today!


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Home Nightly! Great Paying Denver Flatbed! CDL-A or B, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: Call 6a-6p: 1-888399-5856 part-time 24-30 hours per week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Sat hours 8-5 Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area. Duties scheduling, phones, check-in and scanning Fax 303-689-9628 or email

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CLEAR CREEK COUNTY JOB: Mechanic – Journey WANTED: LIFE AGENTS; Earn $500 a Day; Great Agent Commissions Paid Must have 3 yrs exp Benefits; in servicing, Daily;and Liberal Underwriting; Leads, Leads, maintaining repairing mechanized automotive: diesLeadsand LIFE INSURANCE, LICENSE REQUIRED. el and gas and hydraulics, Callengines, 1-888-713-6020 and HS diploma or equivalent, and ASE certifications are desirable. `valid CO CDL, class B with tanker endorsements, and furnish his/her own hand tools. Perform on call duties as required. Fulltime; wage is $18.88 to $20.89 an hr plus Benefits See full job description and application at: under "I Want To…", "Find Job Opportunities", Please send application to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444; email; or fax to 303-6792417. Taking applications until April 30, 2013. Clear Creek County is an ADAAA/EEO employer.

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Floral Designer's Needed

Experienced floral designer's needed for this Mother's Day season Call (303) 242-7050


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

Western Summit


Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 /employment

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Events Coordinator Intern

Colorado Media offers Star t a Community CAREER in trucking today! MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE

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House Cleaners

P/T, F/T. 25-35 hrs p/week M-F No weekends Pay up to $13 p/hr w/tips Paid travel time & mileage. A performance based monthly award program allows you to earn up an additional 7% of your monthly income.


Independent contract drivers needed to deliver flowers for Mother's Day holiday. Must use your own vehicle and provide MVR, insurance & license. Contact Mike at (720) 229-6800.

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

IT Global Lead Systems Analyst Supply Chain for Newmont International Services Limited (Englewood, CO) Provide tactical leadership & expert guidance, in the process of defining, implmtg & sustaining optimal solutions for global ERP functional dvlpmt & support, w/respect to Supply Chain Mgmt business discipline & processes. Reqs: Master's* in Comp Sci, Engg, Geography or rltd analytic field. 3 yrs exp as a SAP Team Lead, Business Systems Analyst or rltd IT occupation. Post Bachelor's exp is reqd (5 yrs w/Bachelors or 3 yrs w/Masters) & must incl: managing SAP's Supply Chain Mgmt product suite; w/int'l implmtns & materials mgmt; in SAP functional mgmt or support team exp; SAP business solutions & associated applics; global SAP support models & deployment methodologies; dvlpmt of functional/technical architecture, d/bases, infrastructure for effective use of global SAP utilities & reporting tools. Any suitable combo of edu, exp or training is acceptable. *Employer will accept a Bachelor's & 5 yrs. exp. in lieu of a Master's & 3 yrs. exp. Apply online at: & refer job #130298.

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Low 3



Lakewood Country Club

is accepting seasonal ground staff applications. If you love the outdoors, early mornings and exercise call



• Semi (over 4 • Low prod • Senio • Carp remo • Free • Licen


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No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Part Time Snack Bar Position

Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Rita or Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon


may work into a full time position as a Housekkeeper who loves dogs and is able to walk 2 dogs. Dependable multi-tasked housework and good cook light property maintenance. References required and background check. Email or fax 303-220-5384




Re Mov

Refer Avail


Resid Personal Care Workers • 15y Argus is hiring compassionate • Deta caregivers to provide assistance with daily living activities. Dep Work your own neighborhood.

Flexible hours. Personally satisfying. 303-322-4100

Acme Brick Co.




Shop Mechanic, in Lakewood, CO

Castle Rock plant, A national 71 Manufacturer of brick products has MAR 3 labor job opportunities. Equal opportunity employer, 1 in a drug free work place Call Karen at 303-688-6951 opt 4.

Experience with mining equipment preferred, must be able to repair diesel equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics pumps, cylinders, able to weld. Maintain detailed, accurate and complete maintenance logs. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-placement drug screen and physical.

RN's,LPN's When caring, compassionate, reliable/dependable nurses needed. 12 hr. P.T night shifts. Fri, Sat or Sun For more in in peaceful, loving home. Call R North Parker. Call 303-646-3020


Please email resume to HYPERLINK "" or fax to 303-237-9868.

ServiceMaster Clean has


Town Administrator/Town Clerk Position Full time with benefits Town of Columbine Valley (SW Littleton Area) Complete job description available at: Send resumes to: Email: boardoftrustees@columbinevalley. org Mail: Town of Columbine Valley 2 Middlefield Road Columbine Valley, CO 80123 c/o Richard Champion, Trustee Fax to: 303-795-7325

Both full time and part-time janitorial openings throughout

South side of Denver Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.


GREAT PAY!!! FT/PT sched. Cust. Sales/Service All Ages 17+ / Cond. apply. Littleton: 303-274-3608 Arvada: 303-426-4755 Lakewood: 303-274-8824 Aurora: 303-367-3422 Brighton: 303-659-4244 Castle Rock: 303-660-1550






Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581


Carpet & Draperies & More Great Ideas For Your Home

COMMERCIAL CLEANING “Let us do the dirty work!”

• Dependable • Best Prices • Detailed


Low to Moderate Cost Guaranteed 30 Yrs In Design w/Referrals Free Pricing Lori: 720-366-5992


• Semi-Retired Flooring Contractor (over 40 yrs exp.) • Low Overhead = reduced pricing on name products & warranted installations • Senior citizen discounts • Carpet, vinyl, wood, laminate, tile & bath remodels • Free Estimates with sample to your door • Licensed/insured - References Provided • Serving Metro Denver •

303.350.0890 / 303.997.5606

Old Pro Window Cleaning Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work

Bob Bonnet 720-530-7580




Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618

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

10% off


lAboR With AD

since 1989

We Specialize in All Residential Drywall Needs

We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?

See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.

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

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Sanders Drywall Inc.


All phases to include


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Darrell 303-915-0739

Call Barb at 720-287-3726

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


Call us today to schedule your appointment


All Phases of Flat Work by

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Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364

Honest & Dependable


Residential • Commercial Move Outs • New Construction References Available


Ali’s Cleaning Services

Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

Call Ali @ 720-300-6731

Concrete, Inc.

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.


G& E Concrete • Residential & Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace


Just Details Cleaning Service

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

Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!

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

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Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

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• Troubleshooting Experts • Licensed & Insured Since “1976” • New, Repair, Replace • Military & Senior - 10% Discount • Whole House Surge Protection

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• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993 Pergolas

FRee eStimateS

's #1 Colorado

Restoration Professional

• Repairs • Sanding • Pressure Washing • Stain • Paint & Seal • FREE ESTIMATES • APRIL – 15% Off Refinishing


A Home RepAiR & Remodeling HAndymAn •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs


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Radiant Lighting Service **

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

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

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

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

Handyman HOME REPAIRS INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling Call Rick 720-285-0186

Hauling Service

*Trash Cleanup: old furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. *Replacement of Decorative Rock *Hauling: trash, old sod, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup, Servicing the Denver West and North areas Mark 303.432.3503


HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •


Call 720-218-2618

All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.

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Rates On:



9137 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 210 Highlands Ranch

" $Reasonable$"



A continental flair


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

Affordable Electrician

with no minimum room requirements, and NO HIDDEN FEES! a room is any area under 200 sq. ft.


Fence Services

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

Reliable Home 303 827-2400 Cleaning Construction

Carpet Cleaning SpeCial



Call Today for a free quote

Carpet Cleaning Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Concrete/Paving J-Star Concrete

Great References! We are Family-Owned and Operated


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Bob’s Home Repairs


All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172

You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves


Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured


Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

We are community.

trash hauling

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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

Heavy Hauling

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

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

For all your Classified Advertising needs. Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Place your ad today. Call 303-566-4100!


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Home Improvement


Trash & Junk Removal


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

Heating/ Air Conditioning



Heating • Electrical Air Conditioning

• New, Repair, Replace all makes & models • Military & Senior - 10% Discount • $89 $69 A.C. STARTUP - ‘til May1st! One call does it all! kes Ma All odels &M

House Cleaning


• Residential • • Dependable • Reliable • • Bonded & Insured •



Del @ 303-548-5509

Family owned and serving Golden & Jefferson County since 1955. 24-Hour Service

Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace

720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

• Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • New Plantings • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Landscape Lighting


Lawn/Garden Services

Lawn/Garden Services

Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.


SWEET’S LANDSCAPING & Lawn Maintenance

Olson Landscaping & Design




Just $

Call Eric



Residential Homes

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

303-274-9349. 12 years exp. Affordable, Insured, FREE est. Landscaping, aerating, sprinkler installs, makeovers & more!

Alpine Landscape Management

Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.


Mowing, aeration, fertilize, tree & shrub trim. Planting & Spring cleanup. Free estimates 28 yrs exp.

Call Greg

303-345-8532 Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance Servicing Arvada, Wheatridge, Golden & Lakewood








John | 303-922-2670

Lawn/Garden Services is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month

Aeration • Power Raking • Lawn Mowing Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping Spring Clean-Up • Gutter clean-out. We are Licensed & Insured


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas

Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work

We are community.

Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

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

Tony 720-210-4304

• Lawn Maintenance •Aerating & Fertilizing, •Power Raking • Landscape •Sod & Rock Work with • Res. & Comm. • Fully Insured. Offering Free Fall aerating & fertilizing with a new mowing pkg. (mowing in select areas)



Reasonable Rates:

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

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Lawn/Garden Services

303.870.8434 — WEEKLY MOWING —

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Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

Call Frank






Anchor Plumbing

AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing

A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131


• Hot Water Heat • Forced Air • Water Heaters • Kitchens • Baths • Service Repair • Sprinkler Repair •

(303) 961-3485 Licenced & Insured

Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking




Aeration & Fertilization Combo Yard Cleanup, Aeration, Fertilizer, Shrub Trimming Established 2000

Commercial • Residential Apartments • Warehouse Deck • Fence Interior • Exterior Repairs • Remodels Only use top quality products Free Estimates


Misc. Services BB PAINTING


Interior and Exterior

Interior Spring Specials

WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

Small jobs or large Customer satisfaction #1 priority Call Bert for FREE ESTIMATE


Licensed and Insured

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

Motorcycle Repair

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned? Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair

All Makes and Models Small engine repair also

Bryon Johnson

Master Plumber • All plumbing repairs & replacement • Bathroom remodels • Gas pipe installation • Sprinkler repair

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


Plumbing & Construction

For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area

• Basement Finish • Kitchen Remodel • Bath Remodel • Decks • Tile • Master Plumber • Repair Installation • Drain Cleaning • New Construction • Water Heater

JACK BISHOP Owner Operator



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

Notice … Check Internet Reviews before hiring anyone.

Call Fish Fisher at:

“American quality, painting done right!”

Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs


Drains as low as $75.00 * Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters * Drain Cleaning * Remodels/New Construction * Gas Lines * Garbage Disposals

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Licensed and Insured

Affordable Rates

Residential /Commercial

• System Startup

Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof. Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company

System Startup $35.00

Free Estimates

• Install, Repair

• Service & Renovations

Senior Discounts

Stephen D Williams 25 Plus Years Exp

(303) 425-6861 Bus Phone (720) 309-1195 Cell Phone

Family Owned & Operated


5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310

Tree Service

ABE’S TREE & SHRUB CARE Abraham Spilsbury Owner/Operator


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

Now offering

Aeration, spring yard clean ups, fertilizing, weed control, lawn mowing, custom trimming of small trees, and bushes All your landscaping needs Call Jim or Shannon pooper scooper services

Rocky Mountain Contractors


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

* Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874

• Pruning • Removals • Shrub Maintenance • FreeEstimates Certified Arborist,Insured, Littleton Resident 720.283.8226 C:720.979.3888



Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

We now publish: Adams County Sentinel,

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

Just Sprinklers Inc

Insured & Bonded



Interior & Drywall Repair Exterior All brush & Roll No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business 303-370-0446

Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters

Your experienced Plumbers.


dirty jobs done dirt cheap

Repair or Replace: Faucets, Toilets, Sinks, Vanity, Dishwashers, Water Heater, Broken Pipes, Spigot/Hosebib, Drain Cleaning, Disposals etc. Sprinkler StartUp/Repair/Installation. Swamp Cooler Start-Up/Repair. Call West Tech (720)298-0880

Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.

Fisher Cycle Works

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Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215


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Never Side Your House Again! • James Hardie Siding • 30 yr warranty • Concrete fiber siding with prefinished colors • Wood siding also available Ask about 5-10% discount

Call Ray for free estimates • Licensed & Insured 20 years in business in Metro area

Rocky Mountain Superior Finishes LLC Alvin Ray Hedrick • 720-849-1338

A Tree Stump Removal Company

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

A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist. Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood

Call Terry 303-424-7357

JAY WHITE Tree Service Serving with pride since 1975 Tree & shrub trimming & removals, firewood. Call Jay (303)278-7119

Majestic Tree Service 720-231-5954

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

Windows and Doors

Spring Is Here! Brighten up your home with new windows!

RINO Remodeling

Affordable windows and home remodeling of all kinds. Call Tomas at 303-809-3957 for a free estimate. Based in Arvada.


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Custom Bathrooms & Kitchens, Electrical,Plumbing, & General Repairs

Save $25 on any work over $100 Contact Mark at

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Classic Concrete Inc. Pursue The Highest Quality As Company

Spring Time Special!

• Industrial • Residential • Commericial • Free Estimates • Licensed • Fully Insured • Senior Discount Mathew L. Connoly, Owner

Office: 303.469.9893 11270 W. 102nd Ave. Cell: 303.995.9067 Broomfield, CO 80021 email:

Complete Home Remodeling Interior - Exterior - Kitchens - Baths - Basements Additions - Master Suites - Decks - Doors - Windows Siding - Roofing

Save Money-Proven Results-Guaranteed Local and Trusted All types of Home Construction and Remodeling We Listen-We Build-We Satisfy Free consultation-Call today


Licensed - Bonded - Insured

Ron Massa

Green Building Since 1986

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


303-216-2116 •

35 Years Experience


Commercial & residential concrete flatwork, Pavers, Drainage Systems and Retaining Walls. • Senior & Military Discounts • Call today for a free estimate

(720) 224-7590

SENIOR ERRAND & HOME CARE SERVICE RELIABLE, ECONOMICAL & CARING • Grocery Shopping • Transportation to Doctors • • Light Housekeeping & Computer Help • • Prescription Pick Up • Home Organization • • Companionship & Outings etc. FREE PERsonal Consultation • 25% oFF 1st service

Geri Gigante, Owner 303-456-6464

visit us at Save $100 dollars with mention of this ad. Licensed & Insured We are not happy unless you are!

THE GLASS RACK 7475 W. 5th Ave., Unit 150H. Lakewood, CO 80226 Automotive • Residential • Commercial Screens • Tabletops • Patio Doors • RV Glass

Professional Installations & Repairs. Lifetime Warranty +SOD INSTALLATION


Quality Work Low Prices Senior Discounts Gary (303)987-2086


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Quality Work • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimate


Commercial • Custom Homes • Residential • Interiors • Exteriors • Decks Major Credit Cards Accepted

To advertise your business here call 303-566-4089 Ask for Viola • Fax: 303-566-4098

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Lost and Found

Misc. Notices

LOST gold & emerald ring in lone tree/highlands are 04/20/13. Reward. 303-6418720

Men of all ages! Come sing

Lost Women's Watch


May 4th 10am Memorabilia 9am Preview 8am Adams County Regional Park Brighton, CO All welcome To buy or sell call 970-266-9561 Specialty Auto Auctions

$500 Reward sentimental value, lost around Parker Adventist Hospital Call Pat 720-404-7575

Misc. Notices Colorado Springs-area Aero Club offering shares in well-maintained, well-equipped Piper PA24-250 Comanche and PA28-235 Cherokee. Based at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Falcon, CO. See WWW.NOSPINAIRCRAFT.COM for details, or call David Miller at No -Spin Aircraft Sales: 719-650-8667.

your old favorites with us. No singing experience necessary, we will teach you. Denver MountainAires BarberShop Chorus Edgewater Community Church. 2497 Fenton St. (corner of Fenton & 25th Ave, 6 blocks west of Sheridan. Contact Ralph Fennell 303-8059828, or Tony Pranaitis 303-233-6234 Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

Misc. Notices


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

We are here to help you with your spring cleaning! The Colorado Drillers, a baseball team of 13 yearold boys, is hosting a charity pickup on behalf of the Goodwill! Please feel free to drop your goods off at the parking lot of Golden High School on Saturday/Sunday, April 27th/28th between 8:30 and 3:30. All goods will be donated to the Goodwill. Questions? Please contact a team member at or team mom at 720-443-0626

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