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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 36

County plays defense

April 18, 2013

A Colorado Community Media Publication

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Jeffco DA Weir requests added security By Glenn Wallace First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir asked the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for its support in improving security for his staff at a briefing last week. “We’re in a dangerous business,” Weir said, adding the threat seemed real enough, and close enough that there was little time to waste. He specifically cited the shooting death of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, on March 19. Weir called Clements a respected colleague and a close personal friend. The suspect in that shooting was a parolee, Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, who was later killed in a car chase and gun fight with law enforcement in Texas. “Mr. Ebel was prosecuted by my office. It was a Jefferson County Court that first put him away,” Weir said. Ebel’s long rap sheet has its start in Lakewood in 2003 with armed robbery and felony menacing according to court records. His more recent crimes have a Jeffco connection as well. In a grassy field that offers a decent view of the Jefferson County Courthouse, just a five-minute drive away, Ebel is believed to have dumped his murder victim Nathan Collin Leon on March 17. Two days later, Ebel is also suspected of having shot and killed Clements at his Monument home. Investigators are still looking into whether the killing of Clements was an ordered assassination, or if Ebel was acting alone. Ebel was on parole at the time of the killings, and had spent the last few years in the Colorado prison system, where he became associated with the violent 211 white supremacist gang. The possible assassinations of a district attorney and an assistant district attorney in Texas have at least raised the possibility that prison gangs have chosen to target members of the justice system who helped put them behind bars, or help keep them there. “The problem is these dangerous folks also have dangerous associates, who are not in custody,” Weir said. Weir added that local law enforcement agencies have begun making extra patrols around the houses of some of staff residences. Among Weir’s suggestions: Designated parking near a secure “County Employee’s Only” entrance, a secure shuttle bus service for DA staff, added video surveillance of the county courthouse grounds. Weir said a few other security ideas were being discussed with county staff, but would require time and money to be planned and implemented. The county sheriff’s department, which is responsible for courthouse security, is aware of the situation and has taken some steps to improve security, department Public Information Officer Jacki Kelley said. “They’re security measures, so we keep them pretty close to the vest,” Kelley said.

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Rory Reinschmidt of Lakewood launches a Red Baron biplane kite during the 11th annual Arvada Kite Festival Saturday, April 13. The Arvada Festivals Commission and Rocky Mountain Kite Club hosted the event at Robby Ferrufino Park. Photo by Andy Carpenean

Rolling it out

Celebrations prepared along the W Rail line By Clarke Reader


RTD employees had the chance to ride the rail on April 6. The Lakewood-Wadsworth station is the Lakewood’s signature station, and will be the site of one of the biggest events. Clarke Reader

he W Rail has been a long time coming, and after its opening on Friday, April 26, Lakewood will be ready to

party. On Saturday, April 27, there will be events going on at almost all the stations along the line to celebrate the line. Just like the actual W Rail, these events have been a long time coming. Each station has a unique theme or idea they will be showcasing. According to Rachel Griffin, economic development specialist with the city of Lakewood, RTD gave the city the opening date last summer, and in January of this year, planning began for the events at the station. “The city has served more of a facilitation and coordination role,” Griffin said. “We reached out to people we knew would be interested, and it kind of grew from there.” Griffin said that each station appointed a “station champion” who would run the event, and if they had any questions or problems, they would contact Lakewood and the city would get in touch with RTD. This was done to keep the lines of communication clear. One of those station champions is Cynthia Vitale, who has been organizing events for the Sheridan Station. The theme of the station’s event is Working Together: Denver, Lakewood and Edgewater. “I live very close to the station, and W Rail continues on Page 5


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Sign language speaks of community Nadelle Payne, a high school teacher of American Sign Language, can go all day without talking to someone other than her students. She is deaf. “I can pass people in the hall and say `Hi,’” she says through an interpreter. “But not a conversation.” So, on a recent Saturday, she and about 25 other deaf women and men, including high school and college students studying ASL, gathered at a Starbucks in Highlands Ranch to talk. The conversations — lively, graceful, expressive — continued for hours. Fingers moved swiftly. Arms glided, up and down, back and forth. Emotion danced across animated faces. All of it, together, words without sound spinning eloquent stories, woven in a warmth born of shared community. “To immerse ourselves in our own language” is a gift, a reprieve from the isolation that comes with being deaf, Payne says. “Hearing people can talk every day, on the phone … all the time. We talk when we have someone to sign with.” The monthly Starbucks gathering is one of many in the area designed to nurture connection and fellowship among a populace defined by its unique communication and culture. There are deaf social chats at restaurants in Boulder and Castle Rock, silent bowling nights at an alley in Lone Tree, festivals and ASL performances at Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf in Lakewood, an ASL haunted house night during Halloween, a deaf social chat in Superior, a meeting for deaf senior citizens in Denver. “It is like you are going to deaf Mecca where there are all deaf native signers,” says Michelle Stricklen, an ASL instructor at Front Range Community College who is deaf. “It is,” she says in an email, “phenom-

enal to me.” Pam Meadows, a Castle Rock resident and California transplant who has been deaf since birth, started the monthly socials at the Highlands Ranch Starbucks about 2½ years ago. “We come here to socialize,” she says through her friend Dawn Davies, a Littleton schools counselor who is not deaf and is interpreting. “But it also helps ASL students so they can experience what deaf people are like.” Davies, who began learning to sign in first grade, attends many of these events to visit with friends. But as a school counselor she also helps introduce first-timers, particularly students, to the group. “I like to help bridge the gap a little bit.” A handful of high school students from Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch are here this day. It is their second visit. They come to practice signing, but they’ve picked up on some other aspects of deaf culture, too. “They’re really close,” Shawna Doughten says. “You can talk across the room,” Makayla Elms says with a smile. “They’re not different,” Paige Luke says. “Other people think they’re handicapped, but they’re not.” The three teens, along with Kayla Hendrickson from Castle Rock, have fallen in love with the language. “It’s just so expressive,” Hendrickson says. “I love how it’s really metaphoric … how you can kind of get creative with it.”

“When you’re describing stuff, you’re supposed to try to create a picture,” Elms says. “You use a lot of motion,” Luke says. The language is actually more straightforward, points out Jazelle Edwards, 9, here with her mother, who is deaf. She is not, though. “You don’t have to say the little words,” such as “and” and “the.” “Sign language is so much fun to talk,” says Clay Amos, who with his fiancee Ivy Oswald recently moved from Pennsylvania. They’ve come to meet new people. Although both are deaf, Amos can lip read and speak; Oswald has a cochlear implant, which allows her to hear, and she can speak. “It’s feelings,” Amos says about signing. “It makes you laugh.” “It is,” Oswald says with a smile, “theatrical.” And just like a spoken language, it has tones and accents, the students say. “People have tones with their voice,” Hendrickson says. “You kind of have a tone of your sign. Everyone signs differently.” George Veditz, former president of the National Association of the Deaf, said this about sign language in 1913: “It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.” And it is beautiful. To watch people sign is to watch stories unfold like the lyrical melody of a song. You can sense the happiness, the sadness, the excitement, the disappointment — even when you don’t know what the signs mean. But that inability to understand often creates discomfort among those who can’t communicate back, similar to being in a country whose language is not your own. “Many people are intimidated by us,” Payne acknowledges. “It takes a lot of effort for hearing people to communicate” with those who can’t hear. Stricklen tells the story of asking a


45,223 people are deaf 386,905 are hard of hearing 93 percent of deaf children are born into hearing families

One in three people know someone who is

deaf or hard of hearing Source: Colorado Coalition for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, based on the 2009 Colorado census

flight attendant for a menu and being given one in Braille. “I told her, `No, I just need regular.’ Am I blind?” At the other end of the spectrum, Payne says, “we are afraid we will be misunderstood.” The key, as with anyone who doesn’t know your language, is to try. “We like having friends,” Payne says. “We like it when people make an effort to try and communicate.” On this day, around the tables in the coffee shop, the barriers are down. Two women stand by the door, lost in conversation, eyes focused on each other’s signs. Next to them, Makayla Elms and Paige Luke are signing with little Jazelle and her older brother. Nearby, Payne, Davies and Meadows are in deep conversation with a group clustered in chairs. And at the tall table across the way is Oswald, hands moving, fingers working, animated as she and Amos sign with new friends. A peacefulness of sorts quietly connects them all. They are, in a sense, home. Watch, and listen carefully. The silence speaks loudly.

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Getting in a healthy way Boys & Girls Club host health fair By Clarke Reader The Jefferson County Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver celebrated Boys & Girls Club week on April 6 with a health fair and visit from Lakewood’s mayor. The club, housed at O’Connell Middle School, sees more than 100 children and students a day, and is one of the newer club sites — it will be three years old in August. “Each club in the Denver area is doing their own events to celebrate this week,” said Laura Graham, marketing and communications coordinator with the club. “Here there are so many amazing relationships with the local firefighters and police officers.” On hand to celebrate

Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy reads a proclamation honoring Boys & Girls Club Week at O’Connell Middle School in the club’s community garden. were many of the people and groups that helped get the club off the ground, including mayor Bob Murphy, Ward 3 councilwoman Sue King, the Lakewood Police and West Metro Fire Departments, and Leslie Dahlkemper, president of the Jeffco School Board. Graham said that helping the students lead healthier lifestyles is a key aspect of the work the Boys & Girls Club does, and that is why the club had a health fair for its celebration.

“We’ve got all kinds of stations set up, from dental health to internal health,” she said. “There are kids coming to us without any nutritional information, and so we’ve got a huge push towards healthy living. They’re receiving access to foods like broccoli and squash that they haven’t had before.” The O’Connell location already has a community garden that members tend, and use the food they grow to host a farmer’s market.

Club members were also selling tickets for its 2013 Dream House Raffle, which is the organization’s largest fundraiser. King is a regular volunteer with the club and said it receives great support from the community. “This place provides a stabilizing situation for kids,” she said. “’We hear things from the students say that no one judges them there and this is a second home, and while we don’t like to hear that kids are experience that, it’s nice to know they have this place to help them.” Murphy read a proclamation declaring the week Boys & Girls week, and thanked all the members for being there to make the club what it is. “Thank you for being members of the club — you guys are my heroes,” he said. For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, visit www.

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS In the Lakewood Sentinel article titled “Legislative looks ahead at school finance” which ran on April 11, there are a few corrections: Senate Bill 213 would add $661 per student, not $60; it is the Jeffco School Board that hasn’t taken an official position on the bill, not the school district;

and when mentioning that there are 100 languages spoken by Jeffco students, the majority of English language learners speak Spanish, instead of the majority of actual languages being Spanish. Construction on a roundabout at the intersection of South Golden Road and Quaker Street is expected to begin in

early summer, and be completed by the end of the year. A story in the April 11 edition incorrectly referred to construction of a roundabout at the Lena Gulch intersection. The Sentinel regrets the errors. To report errors or corrections, please call 303-566-4127.

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Kathy Berls loved the arts. From the visuals arts — painting, sculpture, jewelry — to films, music and literature, she was a passionate supporter and believer in the power of art, and that is how she will be remembered. Berls, 68, passed away on March 24. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dick; son, Scott; niece, Katherine and many other family members and friends. Berls was the artistic director of the Lakewood Arts Council (LAC), an organization that she played an inteBerls gral role in creating. “I became involved in the LAC through her,” said Barbara Benik, president of the LAC. “We’ve known each other for 15 years, when we met in the Mountainside Art Guild, where she was very involved in the exhibits.” According to Barbara Tobiska, who founded the LAC, Berls was one of the group’s first members and its organizer from its creation in 1983 to its establishment and incorporation in 1988. “We started out with her as the mentor and me as the teacher and then kind of switched,” Tobiska said. “I worked on so many thing with her on so many different things, and it was always fun.” Berls was an award-winning artist in her own right, and her work is in private collections spread out across the country. She used her talents to teach art in high schools, and was a teacher at the LAC. “She was very much an advocate for chil-

‘She would do anything to connect with other art councils out there, and keeping the arts alive was really her goal.’ Barbara Benik, LAC president dren’s art and public art,” Benik said. “She would do anything to connect with other art councils out there, and keeping the arts alive was really her goal.” Tobiska said that Berls worked with all kinds of organizations — from Red Rocks Community College, the City of Lakewood and Miners Alley Playhouse — on a variety of projects and fundraisers to keep the arts going. While she worked mainly in the visual arts, Benik said she was a major film lover and loved reading. She was also a great appreciator of music, and when possible tried to spread these arts in Lakewood as well. “The LAC Gallery hosts all kinds of events to get these works in a local gallery,” Tobiska said. Despite the recognition her talents received, Berls remained humble about her work. “There is no great message in any of my works, but hopefully the works will make people see things a little different,” she once said. “In that seeing, I hope they’ll find some enjoyment.” Donations in her honor may be made to either the Lakewood Arts Council (lakewoodarts or to the Hospice of St. John (

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RAIL PARTIES (LOCATIONS) DECATUR-FEDERAL STATION 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. DENVER SPORTS and Activities: Meet Miles, the Denver Broncos Mascot, and the Broncos Cheerleaders. Enjoy food, music and activities for all ages KNOX STATION NO EVENTS PERRY STATION 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. LIVE MUSIC, entertainment and learn about Denver area programs including B-cycle, St. Anthony’s, and much more. After the party, there’s more fun to be had on Perry Street with music and food trucks. SHERIDAN STATION 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. EXPERIENCE EARLY morning Tai Chi celebrating world Tai Chi day, drumming, a Mariachi Band, a Michael Jackson tribute band and Lakewood Open School Choir. Visit with local nonprofits, see W Line housing options and local vendors. Stroll through car and motorcycle shows. Enjoy great food. LAMAR STATION 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

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Parties will be held April 27 at the stops shown above along the W Rail line to celebrate the opening of the light rail corridor. Map provided by RTD

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OAK STATION 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. DEMONSTRATIONS AND interactive fun with Lakewood’s parks, recreation and art/crafts. Lakewood Community Resources highlight fun things to do and see in Lakewood. ST. ANTHONY AT FEDERAL CENTER STATION 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. WALK THIS Way: Celebrating Health, Wellness and Safety. St. Anthony Hospital and West Metro Fire teach light rail safety and staying healthy. Come check out the St. Anthony Health and Wellness Fair. West Metro Fire truck will be on display. Locally-owned businesses serve up great food and promote their services RED ROCKS COLLEGE STATION 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. JOIN RRCC as they celebrate education and meet the Red Rocks Community College new mascot, R2C2. Enjoy live music from RRCC’s music department, meet the Red Rocks Ruggers rugby team, plus enter for a chance to win a certificate for a free 3-credit hour class. JEFFERSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. FRONT RANGE Activities and Access: Have fun at the petting zoo, learn about the Foothills Animal Shelter, and explore beautiful nature trails. Enjoy music, food from local vendors and much more.

The Federal Center Station will host a party put on by St. Anthony Hospital that will focus on health and wellness. Photo by Clarke Reader

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wanted to have an event that brought at many communities as possible together,” Vitale said. “Sometimes Sheridan goes under-represented, and we wanted to make sure we brought a lot of energy to it. There will be about 40 vendor tables set up at the station, around half nonprofit groups and the other half building developers. There will also be car and motorcycle shows, and a Michael Jackson tribute band. Vitale said the West Colfax Community Association (WCCA), Urban Land Conservancy, 9 to 5 Winning Justice for

Working Women, Two Creeks Neighborhood Organization, Villa Park Neighborhood and the office of Denver Council member Paul Lopez all came together to get the event going. It’s not only residents who are getting in on the excitement, however. Schools like Green Mountain High School are helping, and so are some of Lakewood’s largest organizations. St. Anthony Hospital is organizing the event at the Federal Center Station, with help from the West Chamber’s Union Corridor Professionals group, and West Metro Fire Protection. “The theme we’re going with is ‘Walk this Way’ which not only encourages people to walk the

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corridor to see the businesses, but promote health and wellness,” said Teresa Daniels, marketing manager with St. Anthony. “We’ll have a lot of health groups - stroke awareness, physical rehab and first aid — set up.” There will also be a “meet your physician” and free chair massages at the station. While every station along the line is going to bring something unique to the celebration, they are all united in their excitement for what the w Rail line will bring to the city. “It’s been decades in the works, and we’ve worked through all the challenges and concerns,” Griffin said. “Now we’re just ready to party.”

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On right, Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group, discusses the pros and cons of a home in Westminster with first-time home buyer Aisha Jackson. Aisha and her husband Jelliffe Jackson are looking for their first home in the north metro area. Photo by Ashley Reimers

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areimers@ourcoloradonews. com For people in search of a new home, the race is on. Nowadays homes up for sale are going under contract within one to two days, forcing buyers to be quick on their toes. “Since January the market has flipped from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market,” said Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group in Westminster. “Houses are going at full price in just one or two days.” Moser said buyers are continuing to take advantage of available low interest rates, but the problem is lack of inventory. She said inventory is down



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46 percent compared to last year at this time, and sellers are seeing multiple offers. “My last four listings went under contract in just four days,” Moser said. “We are running around like crazy — people trying to put in offers as quickly as possible because the seller may or may not accept the offer because other people are out there trying to buy the same home.”

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Moser said one reason for the change in market control is the fact that people trying to sell their homes are holding back because they feel they won’t make any money on their homes. This hesitancy is a factor in the lack of inventory. But Moser said people trying to sell their home should take the chance and put their house on the market because there are people out there looking to buy. Two of those people are first-time home buyers Aisha and Jelliffe Jackson who are on a serious look-out for a new home in the north metro area. The couple began their search six months ago but then took a break. Now they are on the prowl for a home with help from Moser. “We are looking for something different and unique,” Aisha said. “We would like a big yard because we have two dogs and a master bedroom that can be a retreat. A finished basement would be icing on the cake, but it’s not a deal-breaker.” Jelliffe said he hopes to be in a home by the end of the month, making the search for the right home imperative. With both of their families far way, Aisha said guidance from Moser has been a huge help. “It’s good to have somebody who knows the area and has knowledge of the real estate market,” she said. “Normally we would have relied on our parents for this information, so it’s been helpful to have Betsy.”

On right, Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group, shows a home in Westminster to Jelliffe and Aisha Jackson. The couple is looking for their first home in the north metro area. Moser said pre-qualification is the first important step in buying a home. She said without it, she can’t even put in an offer to a home. Moser suggests buyers speak with a lender before even beginning the process of buying a home. Both Aisha and Jelliffe agree. “My biggest tip is to secure the financing before you even start, and once you do, start looking right away,” Aisha said. “The market is in such a place where one day a house was there and literally by that evening it wasn’t.” Darlene Franklin is a licensed mortgage loan originator for America’s Mortgage out of Broomfield. When working with potential home buyers, Franklin said she looks at three mains parts for pre-approval: credit, income debt or income ratio and assets or a down payment amount. “We are looking at pay statements, where a person has worked, their income amount and, of course, their credit score,” she said. “All three parts have to be in line before we can give a loan to a person.” Franklin said in the past, the lending industry was not as strict when it came to documentation. But now every document is verified and everyone is treated equally, even if that person has a credit score of 640, she added.

“People say it’s hard to qualify, but I don’t think that way,” she said. “The guidelines have always been there, but now the guidelines are actually being followed instead of steps being skipped.” Franklin said even though lenders are taking a closer look in terms of pre-qualification, she encourages people who may think they won’t qualify to take a chance. Many times people don’t think they have good enough credit, or don’t make enough money to buy a home but are wrong, she added. “I love helping people achieve their dream of buying a home and for a lot of people they think it’s not possible, when it is,” she said. “People are surprised all the time when they find out they do qualify. And when a person doesn’t qualify, I can help them with what they need to work on to get themselves there.” Moser also loves helping her clients find that perfect home. She’s been in the real estate business for 10 years, and day after day, she says finds her job rewarding. “I love it because I get to help people find the house with the perfect price that is good for the buyer and good for the seller,” she said. “It’s the greatest job when everybody is happy and everybody got what they are looking for.”

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Killing may derail bail-bond measure on bond for a criminal charge. Currently, if a person violates conditions of bond for any reason — be it for the commission of a new crime or simply arriving late to a court hearing — he or she faces a mandatory oneyear jail term, if their underlying charge is a Report felony. A bail bond violation for an underlying misdemeanor offense carries with it a mandatory six-month jail sentence. Pettersen believes that not all bond violations should carry equal punishment. “The bill leaves it up to judicial discretion to look at the circumstance, versus having a mandatory sentence,” Pettersen recently told Colorado Community Media. “If it’s somebody who can’t make it to court, versus somebody looking to flee, the judge can take that into account.”

Death of corrections chief could be game-changer By Vic Vela


The circumstances surrounding the recent slaying of Colorado’s prisons chief is causing Republican state lawmakers to have second thoughts on a bill that seeks to change how bail bond violators are punished. House Bill 1242, a Democratic-sponsored bill that would repeal the mandatory sentencing structure of bail bond violations, had GOP support just last month. That was then. This is now. The bill’s fate is up in the air now that Republicans — some of whom voted for the legislation following a recent legislative committee hearing — are voicing opposition to the measure, causing Democratic leadership to yank the bill from being voted on last week. The bill, which is being sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, would give judges and prosecutors discretion in how they punish people who violate their release conditions while they are out

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The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 10-0 bipartisan vote, following a March 26 hearing. It then passed the Appropriations Committee on April 9. But Republicans now cite parole-related

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and Carole Murray of Castle Rock. But Pettersen points out that Clements’ death occurred before the March 26 committee hearing, and that her bill has nothing to do with allowing criminals to get a free walk whenever they violate their bail conditions. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t expect everyone to be in court when they’re supposed to be,” she said. “You can still do the max. It doesn’t take that option away.” House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, said she still hopes to get the bill through, in spite of what she thinks are Republican behind-the-scenes games aimed at killing the legislation. “We’re having some difficulty on the (House) floor, which we’re having a hard time figuring out,” she said of Republican opposition. “Maybe its gotcha, I don’t know. I hope that after all the tomfoolery we’ll be able to pass a good bill.” But McNulty said Democrats should look at themselves in the mirror to find out why the bill is being stalled. “For them to say that’s on us, they either don’t recognize that they’re in the majority, or they have other issues on their side that they’re using as an excuse as they try to get out of it,” he said. The bill had yet to be voted on by press time on April 15.

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Even a growth industry must have borders The work of both a task force and a committee is done, and now the business of drawing up rules to implement Amendment 64 is in the hands of the Colorado General Assembly. With less than a month left in the 2013 session, the Legislature will need to hustle on the matter of recreational marijuana. As lawmakers debate the merits of the recommendations they’ve been handed, one issue that will come up is how to deal with pot tourism. Already, a company promising cannabis-related vacations has sprouted in Denver, with April 20 — also known endearingly by many marijuanasmokers as “4/20” — being its first big push. It seems unlikely the Legislature would

our view altogether ban out-of-state folks from purchasing pot. Doing so would be against the advice of the Amendment 64 Task Force and would cost the state a potentially large source of revenue. But there could be limits imposed, perhaps below the threshold of those facing residents, on how much marijuana visitors could legally procure. And, certainly, the law would require them to smoke or otherwise partake here in the Centennial State.

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Should companies that outsource jobs face restrictions? As the state Legislature considers the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act, which would place penalties for contractors who outsource work on state-funded projects, we asked local residents in Northglenn what they thought about the proposed restrictions.

“I do not believe that companies should face tougher restrictions for outsourcing in-state jobs. I think it’s the state’s responsibility to find whatever means that they need in order to fund or to save money on these contracts. Money will ultimately be reinvested in the cities anyway because those companies are going to be spending money locally.” — Brian Wones, Thornton

“I think what’s important is that we fund the state’s funds in an intelligent way and choose the appropriate people to do the job. You’d want the job done right, so it’s important that you hire the correct companies and people to do the job right the first time, so you don’t have to spend money in the future. In that case, you could potentially save money on your budget, if you get better people for cheaper that may not be from this state.” — Shyla LeVasseur, Thornton

“I would hope state money would be cycled back into the local economy.” — Mike Robinson, Thornton

“I’m a state employee, so in general, I’m in favor of keeping jobs in Colorado and the U.S.” — John Peters, Westminster

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Amid myriad gray areas, at least one thing is black and white: What’s smoked in Colorado must stay in Colorado. We’re not endorsing use of marijuana in any way, but if you choose to use, remember that you are breaking the law if you take it outside state lines. Kansas, for one, has been a nervous neighbor since Amendment 64’s passage in November. Last month, Kansas’ appeals court ruled it is illegal to possess pot even if it was legally purchased in another state. (For that matter, possession is still in violation of federal law, but that’s a larger matter for another day.) Earlier this month, a Colorado woman was arrested in Salina, Kan., on charges of marijuana possession. She had nearly 4

pounds of pot, police say. While that amount would have been against the law even in Colorado — where residents may legally possess up to 1 ounce for recreational purposes or up to 2 ounces for medicinal reasons — it does shine a light on a problem. A commander with a Kansas drug task force told reporters Colorado pot is increasingly becoming a concern in his state. Like it or not, Colorado may be well on its way to becoming known as a destination spot for pot enthusiasts. But developing a reputation among neighboring states as a source of contraband is unacceptable. Our state’s legislators, law enforcement agencies and residents should work to nip this problem in the bud.

Good teachers: A lesson for life I recently found out that one of my favorite professors is retiring after 35 years at the University of Colorado. The end of an era, an era I got to be a small part of. Professor McMurray wasn’t someone whom an undergraduate would describe as “lovable.” He was, to a young 18-year-old with a very limited musical background, downright scary, actually. He was very good at what he did, and didn’t suffer easily people who weren’t. I don’t remember much of my first audition for him, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t take a decent breath for three hours afterward. If you ask him, I’m sure he would say I didn’t take a decent breath during the audition, either. Looking at that time now, I think of him as an anachronism, a style of person and teacher that is from a bygone era. That fear that undergraduates felt of him is something that my education professors convinced us was wrong, that all our cultural teachings within the school system make clear is unwelcome, and that our society dismisses. The adage “They won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” was not a feature of his rehearsals or classroom teaching, I can assure you. But, boy, did I learn a lot from him. I learned to be prepared at all times, because you never knew when the bright lights of his scrutiny would turn in your direction. I learned about the power of teaching through metaphor. And I learned that performance is always a reflection of preparation — it doesn’t matter how much you want to be good; if you don’t do the preparation, you won’t be. But the biggest lesson he taught, the takeaway, was the idea of “informed intuition.” He would make us study every aspect of a piece of music, every aspect of a composer’s life, every possible nuance and permutation of understanding before we were

allowed to “interpret” a piece of music. That is to say, he didn’t allow us to randomly reach for emotion — he demanded that we knew why we were doing what we were doing, and that would allow us to transcend emotion and create art. I think back on that now a lot as I’m writing. Clearly, I have no shortage of opinions; but I strive to never put on paper something that is pure emotion, without knowledge. I have feelings, just like anybody else, and I use those feelings to choose my subject matter. But it is with knowledge that I understand, and, one of these days, that combination will translate into art. Later, I developed a relationship with a different Professor McMurray, the one who golfs and plays racquetball and loves philosophy. Like all good teachers, he was actually a multi-layered man with a driving passion for one thing. And for 35 years he shared that passion with generations of young Colorado musicians. And, like all great teachers, the best lessons were the ones that were partially unintentional. Thank you, Professor. See you on the tee. 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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GUEST VIEW Much-anticipated rail line to open

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) n will welcome passengers here aboard the new W Light unce Rail Line next week. This is nces the first line of RTD’s multia billion dollar FasTracks h transit expansion plan to open. Riders will be able a to travel the 12.1-mile light rail transit line from on Jefferson County Governa- ment Center to the Federal op- Center, through Lakewood ates and Denver, to the Denable. ver Union Station — and ent beyond. nip Not to say there weren’t challenges. This milestone required the building of 13 bridges, two tunnels, a bike path, 20 at-grade crossings, six Park-n-Rides with 5,600 spaces, 12 stations and 12

miles of light rail. Additionally, utilities were relocated and property had to be purchased in order for the rail line to run the most effective route. Another concern that has arisen will be the elimination of some existing bus routes. These changes will be a challenge to get used to and as time goes on there may be further adjustments. With light rail tracks traveling within 20 feet of many homes in Lakewood and near four elementary schools, safety was a major consideration. RTD partnered with the City of Lakewood and other local agencies to develop a robust safety outreach program. A “Safe Routes to School” grant from the

Colorado Department of Transportation helped fund this educational component. RTD even constructed a mock automated rail crossing to teach school children how to safely cross the tracks. I invite you to participate in the opening activities. The grand opening ceremony is Friday, April 26, with free rides on the W line from the Jefferson County-Golden Station to Denver Union Station. Festivities continue on Saturday, April 27, with parties at the majority of the W Line stations and free rides throughout RTD’s entire light rail system. The W Line opens for business on Sunday, April 28. For more information and the spe-


Party for Parks on April 5 at Red Rocks Visitor Center raised a net total of $80,000 to date for programs that connect children and families to nature. The event celebrated the triple anniversary of three organizations that protect land, conserve natural resources and promote recreation: Great Outdoors Colorado, Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS), and Denver Mountain Parks. Combined, the organizations have helped preserve more than 62,000 acres of public land in Jefferson County. The celebration benefited the Jeffco Outdoors Foundation, a nonprofit formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation. “Party for Parks is a shining example of the power of public-private partnerships,” said Tom Hoby, Director of Jefferson County Parks and Open Space. “By drawing on the support of the local business community and working together with our

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Historic Preservation Symposium

Jefferson County Historical Commission and the city of Wheat Ridge play host to the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. The event is titled “What is Old is New: Embracing Our Agricultural Past While Shaping a Sustainable Future.” Jefferson County Historical Commission Chair Rose Lewis and Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio will welcome guests at 9 a.m. Gerhard Petri, AIA, and Jessica Reske, AIA, from Slaterpaull Architects, Inc. will follow with their keynote speech on “Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the Fruitdale School.”

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: With housing at skyhigh affordability are lenders still lending? Can I get a loan with the new stricter lending standards that are out there today? Are there low down payment programs still available? : You are correct that lending standards have changed dramatically in the last few years as banks and lenders have gone from very loose standards, particularly on subprime loans in the 2000s, to stricter standards today. Verification of ability to repay and assets for downpayment (and sometimes reserves), are now required as the stated income/ stated asset or no income/no asset loans no longer exist. Waiting periods after bank-


ruptcies, loan modifications, short sales, and foreclosures have all been extended – but loans are still available, even for people that have had those credit blemishes. As for low down payment programs, many counties, as well as CHAFA, offer down payment assistance programs, although most of those come with income or asset qualifiers. Additionally, grant programs with income qualifiers reduce down payment requirements to around $1000. The VA loan program, for veterans, offers a no downpayment program, and VA fees can be waived for those with disabilities. FHA offers a program with only 3.5 percent of the purchase price as a downpayment. The USDA program also offers a zero down program in certain rural areas. Finally, conventional loans are available with as little as 5 percent down. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, seek out an experienced, trustworthy, financially savvy lender, that you can meet face to face,

who has access to the full spectrum of loan and grant programs. Then work with them to select the proper loan and grant programs and have them customize them to best suit your needs. For more information on how you can purchase or refinance a home, please

contact our lending expert, Randy Spierings, CPA (over 30 years), NMLS #217152, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., a local lender you can trust, at 303-256-5748 or www. BestColoradoMortgages. com Regulated by the Divi-

sion of Real Estate – MLO #100022405. PRMI is an equal housing lender. They are A plus rated by the Better Business Bureau and winner of multiple Gold Star awards. They are located at 9800 Mt. Pyramid Court #400, Englewood, CO. They offer a 100% satisfaction

guarantee and will give you $500 at closing if they don’t meet or exceed your expectations. They offer a full loan spectrum, including VA, FHA, USDA, Jumbo, and conventional, among others, and are among the top 10 retail FHA lenders in the U. S. today. n



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

Estate Sales


Beef Grass Finished

7948 Marshall Street, Arvada

6 oak book cases 36x84 $95ea. / obo Infrared Sauna $1099/obo 2 china cabinets w/china make offer Marty (303)995-2995

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

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole

Saturday 4/20 9am-3pm Dining Table and 4 chairs, Living Room Sofa & Loveseat, Glass coffee table, framed pictures, book cases, 2 desks & chair, large file cabinet, lots of dishes, tools, sports items & misc.


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

Garage Sales "Luxury" Garage Sale Saturday April 20th 8am-2pm 6925 Carr Street, Arvada Hosted by non-profit Live Cheap. Not your typical garage sale!! Silent Auction on high-$$ items. Supports children in Cambodia.

Huge Church Garage Sale

11202 W. Jewel Ave. Lakewood April 19th and 20th Friday 8-4, Sat 8-3 Furniture, Tools, Household items, Clothing, Misc

Moving Sale

April 19th & 20th 9-3 Books, Furniture, Tools, BBQ Grill, Harley Davidson Parts, Bicycles, Gardening items 2370 S Ellis Ct Lakewood 80228

Antique Armoire, Marble top end table, 2 Deacons chairs, School desk, Oak bench w/storage. Call (303)949-2578

Antiques & Collectibles

Desk w/hutch & matching file drawer $175 Red upholstered office chair $25 (720)530-6412

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

Glass Dining Table w/black wrought iron base & 4 gray vynal matching chairs $99 (720)530-6412

Building Materials Chain Link Fencing Approximately 150ft, 3ft high fastners and posts included 240-285-3643

Firearms 1873 Winchester 32 caliber, great condition $3995/obo 720-205-0632

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell



Certified - night and daycare Daily weekly vacations and emergencies 720-345-7379

Autos for Sale 08 Tan Mazda Tribute 52,700 miles, 6 cylinder, auto, 4-door, AM/FM, CD, towing package $15,500 OBO 720-289-3831

Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale:

color, $125, Leave messaage 303766-8855

Medical Electric hospital bed $500, Wheelchair and more. (303)660-8149

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

Car for Sale

LAzBOY occasional chair, multi-


Pet Services


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

01. 1994 Gold Honda Accord – VIN# 029778 02. 2004 Black Infinity VIN# 307954 03. 1970 Gray Chevy Impala VIN# 165811 04. 2002 White Acura 3.2 TL-S – VIN# 007753 05. 1984 Blue Chevy Monte Carlo -VIN# 159587 06. 1990 Blue Ford F150 PK – VIN# A49990 07. 2006 White E250 Ford Van –VIN# A05481 08. 1998 Red VW Jetta – VIN# 282588

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


Wanted 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

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

Our Climax and Henderson operations are now hiring! Our Climax operation, located 10 miles north of Leadville, consists of an open-pit molybdenum mine and mill. The Climax mine is one of the largest, highest-grade and lowest-cost molybdenum mines in the world. Climax Mine opportunities: • Mill Diagnostic Electrician – Job #1204301 • Senior RCM Technician – Job #1203606 • Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic – Job #1205082 • HR Generalist II – Job #1300482

Please apply online: OR

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Centennial Water and Sanitation District

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Acme Brick Co.

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

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted CLEAR CREEK COUNTY JOB: Mechanic – Journey Must have 3 yrs exp in servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanized and automotive: diesel and gas engines, and hydraulics, 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. Driver


Based in Aurora, CO Full Time Regional Out 2 to 3 Nights per Week Earn up to $52,000 / Year Medical Plans & 401k Avail. for Full-Time Positons CDL-A w/1yr. T/T exp. *Also Hiring Part Time*



Full Time Telephone Receptionist

needed for busy ophthalmology practice. We are searching for a dedicated individual who is looking for a long term commitment, is a team player and ready to further their career. Applicants must be organized, able to multi task, have great customer service skills and are ready to jump in and assist others when needed. Duties include answering heavy telephone call volume; scheduling appointments; filing and pull charts; medical records and various other administrative duties. Hours are 8 – 5 Monday thru Friday. We offer a very generous benefit package. Please fax resume 303 730-6163 attention Penny or E-Mail:

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Thursday, March 18th From 8:30-1pm LOCATION: Adams County Workforce Center 4430 South Adams County Prky Brighton, CO 80601 Available positions: Concrete Finishers $16-18, Pipefitter-$18-$20 Laborer $12-$14, Carpenter $18-$20, Millwrights-$18-20 Qualifications: • At least 1 year experience • Must pass drug screen • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs Benefits: • Full time (40 hours per week) • Medical Dress professionally, bring your resume, and arrive promptly! Dedicated to Diversity. EOE


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Medical MA, LPN or RN Full Time in Ken Caryl area Needed part time, includes Saturday morning for medical center in Highlands Ranch area. Please fax resume to Nita 303-791-7756


PERSONAL CARE PROVIDERS/HOMEMAKERS –for Littleton & Denver Metro No experience necessary; we train you! For more information, call (303)993-2353. Independence At Home, Inc.

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PROJECT MANAGER For project reporting, project controls, project administration, planning, pricing,quality management etc and there is benefits for paid time off, access to car, medical etc send resume with salary expectations to : Receptionist (PT) for Westminster assisted living community (Weds thru Sunday) evenings. Must enjoy working with seniors and have computer skills. Call 303-426-9090



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

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

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Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course $9 - $12 per hour DOE + golf privileges Apply online at or call 720-733-3506 EOE

ServiceMaster Clean has Both full time and part-time janitorial openings throughout

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

Western Summit

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

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Impressions of an impressionist Works of Edgar Degas come to Golden By Clarke Reader


hen people hear the term “impressionist art” many may think of the vivid lily ponds of Claude Monet or the still lives of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, but the drawings and painting of Edgar Degas were just as crucial to the movement. The Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth St. in Golden, is hosting Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist: Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle, which showcases some

Edgar Degas, Mary Cassat at the Louvre — The Paintings Gallery, c. 1879-80

of Degas’ sketches, photos and other works. The exhibit will be on display through June 30, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We are honored to provide an opportunity for visitors to experience Degas, one of the fathers of Impressionism, with these beautiful and thought-provoking works,” said Executive Director, Reilly Sanborn. “We anticipate we will once again have a recordbreaking number of visitors, from across the state and beyond, in our galleries.” All the works on display — including works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, JeanLéon Gérôme, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Moreau and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, who were all members of the Impressionist movement — come from the collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, a private collector from San Francisco. Johnson was a museum curator for 32 years, and started collecting works by Degas during that period. “This collection is really comes from three things — desire, circumstance and luck,” he said. “The desire is that I became such a fan of Degas as a student.” The circumstance that allowed Johnson to build his collection is the fact that Degas sold only works that he had to, and held on to as many of his own works as possible. When he died in 1917 his executors had to hold four estate sales to sell all his works. What this means for an art collector like Johnson is that while his famous works are out of the normal person’s price range, many of these less known works and early versions can be purchased for a more reasonable price. “I collected against the market — so many people were after his ballerina works, but I focused on sketches, portraits and figure studies,” he said. The luck that helped Johnson was the connections he’d made in the art dealer world that allowed him to purchase many of these works. Johnson said that people coming to the exhibit to see Degas’ most famous works will not find them, but will instead get a glimpse into who he was as a personality and an individual. Through the drawings, prints and photographs — including his early sketches

Wende Curtis, owner of Comedy Works in LoDo and south in the Landmark development, is peddling a six-minute “sizzle reel” for a reality TV series about her crazy Comedy Works world. “The working title is called ‘Comedy Works’,” said Curtis, who wouldn’t divulge where or to whom she’s pitching the pilot project. “The principal characters are me, Lucy (her four-legged child), Jeff, our GM of the south club, and an assistant who is a sexy little 20-something who wants to break into comedy. “There are a few more (characters) slated to be introduced early on, but there’s only so much to get across in six minutes! We’ve gotten some strong feedback from the business; now let’s see if we can sell it.” Curtis said her motivation for exploring the reality TV possibilities was primarily financial. “Money inspired me ... to get out from underneath my debt faster!” she said.

Presidential project

Want to show former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter what you would do if you had a hammer? Would you hammer in the morning? Hammer in the evening? All over this land? A few lucky folks will be chosen to work alongside the Carters during the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver from Oct. 6 through 11. This is the 30th anniversary of the presidential Habitat for Humanity event, and Denver is one of three cities in the U.S. getting the special project. Volunteers will build 11 new townhomes and repair up to 15 existing homes in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. For more information, visit

Makes sense Edgar Degas and William Thornley, La Chanteuse, c. 1888-89 of works on display at the Louvre — visitors will really get a sense of his evolution and style. Johnson said that sharing the works he’s collected is part of his duty as a collector — he sees himself as a custodian of the work. “I think I’m doing right by Degas by having his works out and appreciated by the public,” he said. “It’s springtime in the Rockies, and Edgar Degas is in Golden - you can’t make that any better.” For more information on the exhibit, call 303-279-3922 or visit www.foothillsartcenter. org.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist: Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle WHERE: Foothills Art Center 809 Fifteenth St., Golden

WHEN: Through June 30 Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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When the creative team behind the musical interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense & Sensibility” first presented their idea to Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, she thought they were kidding. How could Austen’s iconic 1811 work of romantic fiction possibly translate into a piece for musical theater? But the team convinced Milgrom Dodge, who fell in love with the formidable project. The result made its world premiere April 5 in Denver Center’s Stage Theatre. The result is a whimsical romp through the lives and loves of the Dashwood sisters, who go from riches to rags after the death of their father. The sisters and their mother move to Barton Cottage in Devonshire, near the home of her cousin, Sir John Middleton. It’s at Barton where a series of tangled romances finally straighten themselves out. The exciting production values include sets that slide on and off stage or emerge from below or descend into trap doors. “Sense & Sensibility the Musical” runs through May 26. Tickets: 303-893-4100 or

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TRAVEL SERIES See digital slides of water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, rare birds, and more at the African Safari travel series, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join presenter Bob Barber, a professional outdoor photographer and Arvada Park Advisory Committee member, for an armchair tour of the southern Africa’s unique animal life. Register by April 15. Open to ages 10 and older. Visit SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE Living Water Spiritual Commu-

winning scrimshaw, sculpture and graphic artist Jim Stevens. The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Compass Construction, 7018 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Stevens will give a presentation about his artistic process. Light refreshments will be served.

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MEET ARTIST The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission will have its monthly “Meet the Artist” event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday,

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STRING QUARTET Lakewood Cultural Center presents the Ensō String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Tickets on sale at, 303-987-7845 or at the box office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

munity Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, is having its own version of American Bandstand at noon Thursday, April 18. Enjoy lunch followed by musical entertainment and dancing. Register with payment by April 16. Call 303-425-9583.

SOCIAL SECURITY Do you have questions about Social Security? Attend “Untangling Social Security” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Speaker is Jo-Ann Holst. Space is limited; RSVP at 720-287-5880 or


April 18, at Compass Construction, 7018 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Light refreshments will be served. The intricate artwork of Jim Stevens will be featured. For information, contact Milly Nadler at

AMERICAN BANDSTAND In honor of Dick Clark, the Com-

nity, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, hosts a seven-week discussion group based on the book, “SQ21: The Twenty One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence” by Cindy Wigglesworth. The group starts April 18. Explore and develop our ability to bring authentic inner peace to our daily life. Call 720-935-3999 or visit www.


GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications from public schools for the 2013-14 Alliance Project are due by Thursday, April 18. The grant provides educational outreach to support teachers’ curriculum in science, visual and performing arts, language arts, and social science to bring curriculum alive with workshops, classes, assemblies, and field trips from more than 20 cultural organizations. The schools also receive money for buses to sites, substitute teachers, library material and school wide assemblies. To be eligible, schools must be public with middle grades in Adams, Boulder, Denver or Jefferson counties. Application

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Check out the complete menu at www. Moving east from LoDo to Uptown, Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria is slated to open on 19th and Pennsylvania with another Marg’s taco joint opening across the street next month. Marg’s World Taco Bistro, which has Denver locations in Cherry Creek North and LoDo, serves soft tacos with unusual fillings, housemade guacamole, chips and salsa. Complete menu at Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, with one store in Omaha, Neb., is expanding into the Denver market. Pitch is the brainchild of Willy Theisen, the founder of Godfather’s Pizza who sold the operation in 1983 for millions of dollars. But despite his gah-zillionaire status, Theisen, in his mid-60s, has marinara sauce running through his veins. Check it out at

Those of you who’ve been around the Denver dining scene since the 1990s might remember Michael’s, a former fine dining spot at 2710 E. Third Ave. that lasted until 2000 when chef/owner Michael Shiell sold the place and relocated to The Big Apple. After a chef stint there, he headed to the other coast as a restaurant consultant in California. But he longed to get back to his chef self, and to again own his own restaurant. Shiell got his wish when Lime owners Curt Sims and Pam Savage decided to leave Larimer Square and set up shop in the Denver Pavilions. Shiell leased the below-ground level space in a Larimer Square courtyard (near Bistro Vendome), and will open Milk & Honey Bar Kitchen (he hopes) in August. “We chose the old Lime spot because ... well ... it’s Larimer Square, and I always love those tucked-away little gems personally when I go out,” Shiell said. He was particularly attracted to the large below-ground patio, which he plans to decorate with numerous flowers and plants similar to his Bistro Vendome neighbor. The “contemporary American” cuisine includes appetizers such as yellow fin tuna tartar, roast hen and foie gras terrine, rabbit rilette and honey-soy lacquered pork belly. Entrée selections vary from butterpoached halibut, roast French hen, crispy duck breast and veal osso buco. Other dishes are soups and salads, an assortment of artisan cheeses, salumi, pasta and a burger. Farther west as part of the Union Station redevelopment, Zoe Ma Ma, an Asian eatery with a location in Boulder, will open in the former south parking lot on 16th and Wynkoop. The menu features Dim Sum, noodle and rice dishes and daily specials. “We use organic unbleached wheat flour, all-natural meats, cage-free eggs and wind power,” the menu says. “We don’t use MSG.”

Comedy in Arvada

Local comedian Bob Meddles is producing a series of monthly comedy nights at West Woods Golf Course in Arvada, beginning with a May 1 performance, starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring national touring comedian Bryan Keller (Comedy Central and “Last Comic Standing”) and another local comic, Talon Saucerman. The monthly event will be performed in the intimate setting of West Woods Bar & Grill. Seating is available for 62 people, so tickets will be limited. Tickets are $12 and available at (keyword: west woods). West Woods Golf Course is at 6655 Quaker St. in Arvada.

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SOCIAL SECURITY class Social Security Untangled, a free class, is offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Do you have some questions about your Social Security retirement income? Am I eligible for a benefit from a former spouse? When should I start taking my benefit? What is the “file and suspend” strategy? What if I made a filing mistake? How do I avoid penalties and extra taxes? How do I fill the income gaps? Come get your questions answered. You can sleep well at night knowing you are getting all the money you deserve. Event speaker is JoAnn Holst, President of FUEL Financial Inc., as seen on Colorado’s Best. This class is free to the public, but RSVP is required. Call 720-287-5880 or email to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be provided. Your Week continues on Page 22

Vietnam War-era Air Force pilot Brian Shul will give a special presentation for the benefit for pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The event also will include a silent auction, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Walt Imhoff, who lost his wife, Georgia, to pancreatic cancer in 2009, is the event’s presenting sponsor. Maureen A. Shul, who lost her brother and mother to pancreatic cancer, founded Wings of Hope and was the founding mayor of Castle Pines. For tickets and more information, visit or call 720-733-0491.

Kids’ day in Wheat Ridge

The Wheat Ridge Police Department is sponsoring the third annual Children’s Day on April 27. Scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School, 7101 W. 38th Ave., the family-friendly event is designed to introduce parents and children to members of the Wheat Ridge police department. The event will include free bike inspections, child ID kits and car-seat checkups. The child safety fair will include a bike rodeo for all kids, face painting, jumping castles, a miniature fire truck and an appearance by Cheezo, the Internet safety program’s mascot. A Flight for Life helicopter also will make a landing at noon. Replacement car seats will be available for a donation. For more information, contact officer Betsy Sailor at 303-235-2910. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at She can be reached at or at Color(s): BW 303-619-5209. Bleed?: N

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THEATER SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Memory of Water” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, from April 19 to May 26. A 2 p.m. show is planned on Sunday, May 26. Call 303-935-3044 or online at for tickets and more information. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT King Lyles Baseball Tournament, in memory of Lakewood High School students Troy Lyles and Carrie King, who died in a single-car accident in August 2002, will be April 19-21. The tournament is a pool play single elimination. Games are played at Lakewood Park, Ray Ross Addenbrook, Morse, Mountaire and Coca-Cola All Star Park. Awards are given for first place in each age/division. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. For information about the tournament, contact Bill Farr at or call 303-919-3945. To read more about Troy and Carrie, visit FRIDAY/APRIL 19 TO MAY 19 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “The Shadow Box” from April 19 to May 19 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Parking is free. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-521-8041 or visit www.theedgetheater. com.

FRIDAY/APRIL 19 TO MAY 31 EXHIBIT OPENING The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612

Yukon St., Arvada, presents Doug Waterfield’s exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings “This is not a Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield.”The exhibit opens with a wine and cheese reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and the exhibit runs through May 31. Visit Admission is free. Visit www.

SATURDAY/APRIL 20 EARTH DAY Olympics Flex your muscles and mind during our

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ANTIQUE APPRAISAL Bring your favorite antique to Arvada Historical Society’s antique appraisal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5580 Wadsworth Blvd. Experts from Nostalgia -plus will value your items. A donation per item is requested; two items max per person. All proceeds benefit Arvada Historical Society projects. Call 303-431-1261 or visit www. DOG TRAINING Learn about dog anxiety, fear, trauma, PTSD and phobias from 1:45-3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. This class will help you prepare your dog for thunderstorms and fireworks, and address general anxieties and fears. Registration required. Visit www.mishamayfoundation. org; request a registration form at mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or call 303-239-0382.

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HORT COUTURE Diana Reavis, of Eason Horticulture, presents “High Fashion Meets Horticulture” from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. The Hort Couture collection features gorgeous, sophisticated plants that have the gardening world abuzz with excitement. See what’s new this year and have a sneak peek at what’s in store for the future. Pretty can be practical. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters. com. TOWN HALL Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, and Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, will host a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, in the community meeting room at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Kraft-Tharp and Hudak will focus on the state budget with an emphasis on school finance and the legislative session. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, will join in the discussion. Steadman is the chair of the Joint Budget Committee and vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is a chance to openly share their ideas, questions and comments with their legislators. Your Week continues on Page 23


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LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY LWV hosts annual meeting All funds raised will benefit the Arts Council’s over 70 art & cultural events presented by the group each year.

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. The discussion will focus on the election process and ballot security. Attendees can expect to hear about the Colorado county clerk’s efforts to ensure voting rights. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and Anderson will speak at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the full meeting, including lunch, which costs $25. Those who want to just hear Anderson speak can attend for free. If attending the luncheon, contact the LWV office at 303-238-0032 or visit to register.

Host families sought for French exchange students

Host families are being sought for 14 to 15 French exchange students, ages 14-18, boys and girls, who will be in the Denver area from July 12-31. The exchange is supported by the World Exchange, a nonprofit educational organization, that has been placing students from various countries with American families for over twenty years. All exchange students will arrive with pocket money, full insurance and at least a fair fluency in English. Host families are required to provide a bed, daily meals, and time to help students experience as much of American life as possible. Program directors will plan at least two group activities, but the rest of the time the students will be spending with the host families. An adult group leader will be accompanying the students, checking in on them on a regular basis. Contact Ted Goodwin at 303-274-2742 or at for more information.

LAC Garden Tour

Lakewood Arts Council is currently seeking gardens in the Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and Golden areas to include on its 2013 Garden Tour. This year’s tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 29. Anyone interested in being considered for this annual event should contact the Arts Council at 303-980-0625 or LAC@lake-

MILITARY NOTES Dakota L. Jennings

Army Pfc. Dakota L. Jennings has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Jennings is the son of Gayle Jennings, of Lakewood. He is a 2012 graduate of Green Mountain High School, Lakewood.

Jana H. Vance

Army Reserve Pvt. Jana H. Vance has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military

weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Vance is the daughter of Michelle Vance of West Mansfield Parkway, Lakewood. She is a 2012 graduate of Bear Creek High School, Lakewood.


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PUPPY SOCIALIZATION Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue offers free weekly puppy socialization classes from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting April 20, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, Denver. Puppy socialization includes playtime, relationship building, developmentally appropriate activities and training foundations. Puppies ages 8 weeks to 6 months with appropriate vaccines may attend; proof of vaccine required. To register or for information, email or call 303-239-0382. SPRING TEA “Bunads in Spring Te,” the annual spring tea with a special Norwegian flair, will be hosted by the Trollheim Dameklubben (ladies’ group) from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Trollheim Lodge is at 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. The enjoyable setting and unique delicacies make this a very popular event. RSVP by April 14. Call 303-989-4496. LENA HORNE tribute Lakewood Cultural Center presents Nnenna Freelon’s tribute to Lena Horne “Lena: A Lovesome Thing,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets are available at the cultural center box office, online at, or by calling 303-987-7845. AAUW MEETING Foothills Branch of the American Association of University Women invites all women with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited university or college to become members. Students enrolled in 2- to 4-year degree programs receive a free e-Student affiliation. The April branch meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Community of Christ Church, 3780 Ward Road, Wheat Ridge, with the program “Ghost Town of the Rockies.” Presented by author Preethi Burkholder. Contact Lindy Reed at 303-421-9414 for information. POTTERY SALE Friendship Bridge will have a springtime pottery sale from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Vista Clubhouse, 24425 Currant Drive in Genesee. Friendship Bridge provides microcredit and education to Guatemalan women so they can create their own solutions to poverty for themselves, their families and their communities. Join us for a glass of wine and the sale of beautiful pottery all handcrafted in the USA. Crystalline, decorative and functional pottery will be offered in a variety of prices with 50 percent of profits donated to Friendship Bridge.

Saturday, April 27, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder. Purchase tickets at or 1-800-838-3006, at Boulder Body Wear (cash or check only), or at the door. Visit

VACCINE CLINIC SpayToday, Neuter Now! of Lakewood, will offer a vaccine clinic Saturday, April 20, at the Rocky Mountain Pet Expo at the National Western Complex. About 20 volunteers are needed to help hold animals, give vaccines, fill out paper work and more. Please contact 303-984-SPAY or visit to volunteer or for more information. SEIZURES/FIRST AID Learn about seizures and what to do from Jennifer Houston, adult program manager at the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. The program is from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. SUNDAY/APRIL 21 CHURCH EVENT The Rev. Chuck Schuster will speak during the 8 and 10 a.m. services, and at a presentation/reception at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Arvada United Methodist Church. Schuster served as senior pastor of Arvada UMC from 1989-2003. He will speak on “God and the Celebration of ‘Yes’” and, in his words, “test it out on the hapless people of Arvada. Some of them are used to it.” SUNDAY/APRIL 21, APRIL 28 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 14; from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21; and 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 www. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience necessary; weekly rehearsals are on Sundays. For information and audition scheduling, contact or 303-328-7277. MONDAY/APRIL 22

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION Learn the fundamentals of animal communication from Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood. This class will teach you the fundamentals of communication, will include intuitive techniques and handouts, and will outline WOMEN’S CHORUS Resonance follow-up practice. Registration required. Women’s Chorus presents Imagine Such Visit a World at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and Denver;Lakeside Heating & A/C Inc.;C09239;6.78x6 (b1)

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TUESDAY/APRIL 23 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING The O’Kane Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Lakewood Christian Fellowship, 25 S. Newland St. Call 303-237-1330. LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical ways to tell if

someone is telling you the truth will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent,” features an exclusive filmed interview with FBI counterintelligence officer John Schafer. As a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division, Schafer developed deception-detection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying. “There are certain signs—verbal and nonverbal—that indicate lying,” says Schafer. “If you lie to me, I’ll catch you.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

DOG TRAINING Leash walking manners will be taught by the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver. Walking on leash is not natural for dogs. We have to teach them what is expected and make it something they want to do. We’ll help you teach your dog these things so it is enjoyable for both of you. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@ or 303-239-0382. Visit www. Several dogs will be worked with during the class. WEDNESDAY/APRIL 24 JAZZ PROGRAM Jazz Over Easy returns from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Café Del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. The evening of jazz is presented on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Call 303-2387999 for reservations. Reserve a table now. DOG TRAINING Misha May Dog Training and Rescue will teach a class on door manners from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Kriser’s Pet Supply, Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Would you like to know how to manage your dog(s) while you change their behavior at the front door? This class will address

barking, jumping, rushing, escaping and over excitement. We will also touch on growling and fear. Registration required so that we can come to class with the tools and techniques you need. Request a registration form at or 303-239-0382. We will work with several dogs individually during the evening.

THURSDAY/APRIL 25 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.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/APRIL 26 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 COMING SOON/APRIL 26-27 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 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. Coming Soon continues on Page 24

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Air Force Airman Daniel G. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Taylor is the son of Gina Taylor, of Littleton, and grandson of Mary Taylor, of Lakewood. He is a 2010 graduate of Dakota Ridge High School, Littleton.

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Summer concerts brings stars Series is decade-long tradition By Clarke Reader It wouldn’t be summer in Lakewood without the Sounds Exciting! Concert Series, and the acts for this year’s program have been announced. The series kicks off on June 19 with the Hazel Miller Band and wraps up on July 31 with Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand. Between those two dates will be a variety of performers in different styles, ranging from a Journey cover band to bluegrassAmericana. The shows are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801S. Yarrow St. The gates open at 6 p.m., opening acts start at 6:15 p.m. and headliners hit the stage at 7:15 p.m. “We like to focus on emerging and upcoming talents,” said Greg Lovell, community events coordinator for Lakewood. “There may be bands that you’ve never heard of playing the series, but they’re bands that you will.” Allison Scheck, Marketing and Community Relations administrator, said that the variety of performers, and Lakewood’s willingness to go beyond regional boundaries for talent, are really what distinguishes the series. The Hazel Miller is a local favorite, Scheck said, that always draws a crowd, but bands like Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders (performing June 26) and Red Molly (July 10) tap into the folk-bluegrass scene that bands like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers are dominating. Lovell said that the search for artists begins in the late fall, early winter, and that organizers try to have acts lined up by February. In addition to the performers, this year’s series will feature some new dining options for concert goers. “We’re partnering with one of the first food trucks in the area — NZ’s Smokin’


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• JUNE 19 The Hazel Miller Band - rhythm & blues

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FOR TICKETS and more information, call 303-9877845, visit the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway or visit

GOLDEN HS events Golden High School presents its spring choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The concert is free to parents and friends. Other upcoming events at the high school include:

Guns BBQ — to offer a great dinner, and we’re working with Paciugo Gelato to bring dessert,” Lovell said. “South Jeffco Rotary will be providing the beer and wine.” All of the concerts are family friendly, and Lovell said it’s not uncommon to see kids running around and dancing to the music during the performances. “We have all this room for the kids to play, and it’s a really great experience,” Scheck said. For both Lovell and Scheck, one of the best parts of the series is the venue. “From the amphitheater you can see the foothills, and there are some really great sunsets while the show is going on,” Lovell said. Season tickets are currently on sale for $27 for the entire series. Individual show tickets will be available starting on May 28. Individual tickets are $6 and $7 the day of the show. For tickets and more information, call 303-987-7845, visit the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway or visit


IMPROVE SHOW fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. All proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at shasbrou@jeffco.k12., or 303-982-2813. ONE ACT Plays presented by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. More details to come. POPS CONCERT, presented by the school’s music department, is at 7 p.m. May 16-17. ALL EVENTS are in the auditorium at the high school. For information about the events, or tickets, contact Angela Becker at COMING SOON/APRIL 26 to May 12 Theater show Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, 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 COMING SOON/APRIL 27 SAFETY FAIR The City of Wheat Ridge Police Department will have a child safety fair and car seat check-up event from 11 •

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AUTHOR PRESENTATION Preethi Burkholder, author of “Ghost 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.

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.

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 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


Church, 9200 W 10th Ave., Lakewood, presents its 2012-13 concert series. Season and individual tickets are available. Email or call 303-2792932. 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

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Pomona Invitational brings out best of best By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD – In just two short years the Pomona Invitationalhasturnedintooneoftheelitetrackandfieldeventsofthe season. And the event didn’t disappoint as nearly half of the meet records were broke Friday and Saturday at Jeffco Stadium. Fountain-Fort Carson High School won the men’s side of the meet with a team score of 101, just one point more than second place Cherokee Trail High School. The female side of the meet was dominated by Fort Collins High School who finished with a winning team score of 119.5. “The meet went great, the quality of schools and teams that we have been able to draw to this event in just a short time has been pretty incredible,” Pomona coach Jeff Donnel said. But the meet wasn’t just good for the winning schools. Pomona, as well as several other 4A and 5A Jeffco schools, fared well at the event that hosted 32 other schools from all over the state. Pomona’s men finished with the 10th best team score of 31.5 and Pomona’s ladies wrapped up the meet with nine team points. Pomona’s Deshon Mayes stole the show winning the long jump with a personal and meet record of 21-01.50. What makes the record breaking jump even better was the fact that Mayes has been battling injuries of late. Mayes also delivered the ninth best triple jump of the meet with a jump of 41-09.25. Arvada also represented well at the meet with senior Garet Krohn accumulating 14 points on his own for the Bulldogs. Known for winning three straight wrestling state championships and earning a scholarship to Stanford as a result, Krohn is also recognized as one of the elite discus and shot put throwers in the state. Krohn finished third in the discus with a throw of 14608. He also threw the third farthest shot put launching a throw of 47-10.00 in the finals. Arvada’s Stephan Sowal finished fourth in shot put with a throw of 47-06.50. “Of course I wanted to win my events but I am happy with my effort. There were a lot of really talented throwers out here today,” Krohn said. Alameda’s Jesus Castaneda earned his team six points with his impressive fourth place finish in the 100 yard dash. Castaneda ran the 100 in 11.18, just behind the winning time of 11.13 produced by Solyde Bankston from FountainFort Carson. Other Jeffco teams scores included the Arvada boys 12th place finish with 23 points. Faith Christian boys finished in 22nd place with nine points and Bear Creek’s boys finished in 28th with just a single point. Pomona’s girls finished in 22nd with nine points and Arvada finished in 28th place with one point.

Pole vaulting is part of the Pomona Invitational. Photo by Danny Williams

Green Mountain wins again, continues to be unbeaten Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex.

By Daniel Williams


Bear Creek girls’ soccer is taking steps in the right direction – but they are baby steps. The Bears are still in search of the their first win of the season but they have settled for back-t0-back ties with the latest a 0-0 draw Friday against Pomona. Pomona is also playing much better, snapping a five game losing skid by going unbeaten in back-to-back games themselves. Both teams are fighting to get out of the bottom of 5A Jeffco standings and they enter the meat of their league schedule. Bear Creek (0-2-6, 0-3-1) will play Arvada West Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Pomona (3-5-1, 1-3-1) will face Ralston Valley Thursday at 6 p.m. at NAAC.

LAKEWOOD – D’Evelyn girls’ soccer was the latest victim of red hot Green Mountain falling 3-0 Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Green Mountain freshman Ariel Modisette scored a pair of goals and junior Christina Makatura added another goal. With the loss the Jaguars fall to 0-2 in league play and 2-4-2 overall. They are also winless over their last four contests. D’Evelyn will play Arvada Friday at 6 p.m. at LMF. Green Mountain (5-0-1, 1-0-1) remains undefeated and will now play Conifer Friday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.


Hard times have fallen on Alameda girls’ soccer. The Pirates were beat 11-1 by Conifer Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex. But although Alameda (0-9-1, 0-2) is still in search of their first victory of the season they have played much better than their record would indicate. The Pirates will get another chance to get into the win column when they face Golden Friday at 6 p.m. at NAAC.


After going unbeaten through their first four games of the season Arvada girls’ soccer has since lost their last four games. Their latest loss came in ugly fashion when they fell 10-0 to Evergreen Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex. Evergreen overwhelmed the Bulldogs offensively scoring five goals in the first half and then five more in the second ending the game early. Arvada (2-4-2, 0-2) will look to get back on track against D’Evelyn Friday at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Field.


Lakewood girls’ soccer finally erupted offensively blowing out Westminster 10-0 Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Tigers snapped a seven game losing streak in the process where they lost several games by just one goal. Lakewood (2-7-1, 0-4) will try to build confidence from this victory and carry it over to their meeting with Columbine Thursday at 6 p.m. at LMF.

Green Mountain’s Elle Barela cuts across the pitch. Photo by Danny Williams


After a tough early week loss to Ralston Valley the Arvada West girl’s soccer team rebounded with a tough 1-0 victory over Chatfield Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. A-West junior Breanna Devita scored the game winning goal in the second half and her junior goaltender Ashley Marcolia was unbreakable in the Wildcats shutout win. The Wildcats (6-2-1, 2-1-1) will now face Bear Creek


Faith Christian girls’ soccer got another impressive victory after they beat Northglenn 2-0 Saturday at Northglenn High School. The Eagles scored two first half goals; one by junior Caroline Perkins and another by senior Mara Magnuson. Faith Christian has now won five of their last six contests outscoring their opponents 27-8 in the process. The Eagles (7-3, 3-1) will play at Bishop-Machebeuf Thursday at 6 p.m.

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Wheat Ridge beats unbeaten D’Evelyn By Daniel Williams WHEAT RIDGE – D’Evelyn baseball dropped their first game of the season fall 7-5 to Wheat Ridge Saturday at Wheat Ridge High School. Wheat Ridge scored a run in each of the first two innings and then scored two in each of the third and fourth innings to take a 6-0 lead. However, the Jaguars would answer with five runs in the fifth inning cutting Wheat Ridge’s lead to 6-5. But solid late game pitching kept D’Evelyn off the scoreboard in the final innings and the Farmers would add a marquee win to their resume. Wheat Ridge senior Danny Allen went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a run. D’Evelyn senior Luke Stratman went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and added a run. The Farmers (3-6, 2-3) will play at Green Mountain Saturday at 11 a.m. D’Evelyn (9-1, 4-1) looks to shake off their first loss and will play at Alameda Saturday at 11 a.m.


Golden baseball put up a football score in their 22-1 victory over Alameda Saturday at Golden High School. Arvada actually led in the contest taking a 1-0 lead after the first inning. However, Golden went on to score five, nine and eight runs over the next three innings. Golden senior Johnny Mattison went 4-f0r-5 with three RBI. He also scored three runs. Arvada (3-5-1, 1-4) lost four of their last five games and will play at Evergreen Saturday at 11 a.m. Golden (5-5, 4-1) will host Conifer Saturday at 11 p.m.


After losing a slugfest two days prior the power went out for Alameda baseball in an 11-1 loss to Evergreen Saturday at All-Star Park. Evergreen held the Pirates to two total hits which included sophomore Anthony Bellante 1-for-2 afternoon which included him driving in Alameda’s only run in the fourth inning. Alameda (3-7, 1-4) has now lost three straight games but looks to get back on track when they host D’Evelyn Saturday at 11 a.m.


Bear Creek dropped a two game skid with a 7-4 victory over Westminster Satur-




D’Evelyn pitcher Nate Sylvester delivers the ball, while Golden’s Bryan Katzman prepares to run. Both teams sit atop the 4A Jeffco standings. Photo by Daniel Williams day at Bear Creek High School. Westminster took an early 2-0 lead but the Bears erupted for six fourth inning runs. Senior Kevin Butts went 2-for-4 with a triple and he also scored a run. Bear Creek (6-5) will host Standley Lake Thursday at 4 p.m.


Suddenly hot Lakewood baseball beat Thomas Jefferson 4-1 Saturday at Lakewood High School. Now winners of three of their last four games, the Tigers got two runs in the third inning and then two more in the fifth. But more impressive was Lakewood’s pitching. Senior Connor Leedholm threw a complete game three hitter striking out nine batters in the process. Lakewood junior Parker Cormack homered in the game as a part of his 2-for-4 afternoon.

Lakewood (6-4) will host Dakota Ridge Saturday at 11 a.m.


Ralston Valley baseball got an 11-0 shutout victory over Rock Canyon Saturday at Coors Field. Senior Dan Skipper threw five innings of nearly unhittable baseball giving up only three total hits while striking out two. Junior Jacob Gallegos went 2-for-3 with a triple and he also scored three times. The Mustangs (7-4) have now won backto-back games after losing four in a row. They will play at Standley Lake Saturday at 11 a.m.


Pomona had their mini-win streak snapped falling 6-2 Friday at Valor Christian High School. The Panthers took an early lead but gave

up five fourth inning runs and couldn’t get back into the game offensively. However, after starting the season 0-4 Pomona has won four of their last six games. Pomona (4-7) will host Chatfield Thursday at 4 p.m.


Faith Christian baseball continued their tear with their latest victim coming in the form of Manuel who they beat 14-0 Saturday at Manuel High School. The victory is the sixth straight for the Eagles who have been dominating their opposition of late. Over the past five games Faith Christian has outscored their opponents 47-5. Senior Tyler Devon went 3-for-3 from the plate with a home run. He also scored three times. The Eagles (8-1, 7-0) will host Kent Denver Saturday at 11 a.m.


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