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Counter offer to Lakewood apartment request By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ The Board of County Commissioners tabled a funding request from a Lakewood apartment developer last week, after learning that grant money had been going unused. Metro West Housing Solutions requested an assignment of $8.5 million in Private Activity Bonds or PABs from the county to finance the Zephyr Line Apartments Project in Lakewood at 1350 Allison Street, by

developer St. Charles Town Company. The apartments would be designated as affordable housing, restricting household earnings to no more than 60 percent of the area median income. The apartments would be near the Wadsworth Light Rail Station and contain 95 units. Commissioners were first informed of PABs, which are annual federal grant allocations, during the staff briefings on the apartments on April 22. For 2014, Jefferson County was granted approximately $10.8 million in PABs with Lakewood receiving $7.3 million. Each year,

cities and counties have until September to use the money. Commissioners were less than thrilled to hear that for the past five years the county has received grant allocations but has never utilized them, and questioned why they were never informed of them. Between 2008 and 2013, the county relinquished full PAB allocations back to the state’s PABs $500 million fund without prior knowledge from the county commissioners. “I think it’s a travesty that we haven’t utilized this opportunity within Jefferson County and there are so many missed,

missed opportunities,” Commissioner Rosier said. Commissioners requested for Lakewood to use their $7.3 million allocation to help fund the project with the county using their allocation to pay the difference. County staff will go back to Lakewood to discuss the county’s proposal which will postpone the planned construction of the apartments. “It would be nice if they (Lakewood) would have attended this meeting,” Rosier said.

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The W Rail carries around 14,000 riders daily, and according to RTD, that number is supposed to reach 30,000 by 2030.

The W Rail has been up and running in Lakewood for a year, and the city and RTD said the line has been a huge success in its first year. Photos by Clarke Reader

Lakewood celebrates the W Rail’s first year By Clarke Reader

creader@colorado The W Rail line has already been up and operating for a year, and the changes it has brought to Lakewood and surrounding areas are both obvious and subtle. It might still be strange for some to see the nearly silent W Rail cars sailing along U.S. Highway 6 or cutting through the neighborhoods of the Lakewood, but since opening on April 26 the line carries around 14,000 riders daily, according to Julia Yugel, public relations specialist with RTD. “That number is projected to go up to 30,000 by 2030,” she said. “ What’s most exciting is that the W line is just the beginning

of a larger public transportation plan envisioned through FasTracks.” Yugel said RTD has received comments about how easy the new rail has made to get to sports events and get to downtown Denver. Lakewood city manager Kathy Hodgson acknowledges that the process hasn’t been entirely smooth in switching RTD’s focus to the W Rail, sometimes at the cost of routes that people have become accustomed to. “The process isn’t perfect and it does create changes that can be tough,” she said. “We’re really hopeful that things will be smoother moving forward.” In the months after opening, some riders of buses voiced dissatisfaction with changes in the routes, which caused delays and route changes. Some of the most affected lines include the 16X, 17X, 87X and 100X. The 116X, 87X and 100X lines returned in slightly modified forms.

According to Hodgson and Travis Parker, director of Lakewood’s planning department, the city has seen an increased interest in development, and a large part of that comes from the W Rail. “We’re seeing changes in the development patterns around the W Rail, and we’re trying to integrate new transportation options into the developments,” Parker said. “The W Rail has been one of the main reason we’re looking at other transportation options like increased bicycle and pedestrian access and transportation sharing options.” One of the things that Parker said is particularly increasing is housing, which is key for the city. He said that since the city can’t spread out any more in terms of space, infill and density is going to be a huge focus moving forward, and high density development is sprouting up a lot along the line. “The areas around the W Rail are prime for new kinds of housing choices,” he said.

To enhance the line, art is still being included at all the stations, like this work at the Sheridan Station. “We’re certainly seeing some different kinds of development coming in.” According to Hodgson, the W Rail and the Lakewood’s smart integration and development plan has earned the city a reputation among its peers, especially like Arvada and Westminster, which will be receiving their own lines in the coming years. “Other communities are asking what we learned in the process, and I’ve been telling them about the importance of working with RTD and keeping citizens informed,” she said. “We see our current standing as being at the front end of the birth of a lot of new, exciting things.”

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World of homeless youths hits home From the apartment balcony, in the hours just past midnight, he could see beams of light from patrol cars cutting through the blackness in the grassy area near Denver Skate Park. Cops looking for the homeless, he guessed. A few hours later, as the day began to awaken, Nick Santulli, 18, and his two companions left their friend’s apartment to burn some time near downtown Denver before heading back to their suburban Castle Rock homes. A young man and his friends, their shirts stained with dirt, bulging backpacks on their shoulders, passed them on the sidewalk. “You guys want to come get some breakfast?” the young man asked. Without hesitation, a curious Nick said OK. A chance encounter. A risk taken. A turning point. The simple yes would build a bridge between two vastly different worlds and, in the end, make a difference in both. “It was the defining moment of my senior year,” Nick said. “It’s not necessarily changed my life, but it’s altered my life and how I see things and the kind of direction in which I want to live my life.” ••• On that early July morning, they caught a bus, then the light rail. A 30-minute trip to a brick building near the 16th Street Mall. A line of young people waited to step inside, where another 100 or so ate breakfast burritos in the kitchen or clustered in the lobby, seeking the simple comforts of food, sanctuary and fellowship. The sight of so many girls and boys in their teens and early 20s without a place to call home or a family to care for them struck Nick hard. As he sat at a table and ate, he asked questions and listened. Intently. A boy told him how he and his mother, although she was no longer in his life, had been on and off the streets for most of his 17 years. Another young man recounted how he’d jumped from foster home to foster home, from friend’s couch to friend’s couch,

finally, to the street. It was, Nick thought, the tales of heartrending movies and songs. When he returned home later that day, just 30 miles south yet so very far away, he brought their stories with him. “You wouldn’t guess where I ate breakfast this morning,” Nick said to his mom. “A homeless shelter.” ••• Urban Peak. It is the only nonprofit that offers a full convergence of services to homeless youths in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Last year, it helped 1,700 youths from 15 through 24 years of age, providing food, clothing, GED instruction and a multitude of other educational, mental health and job services. Its drop-in center is always busy, its 40-bed shelter usually full. A 2013 Denver-area survey found 921 youths on the streets. They are there for all kinds of reasons: physical, sexual and emotional abuse; parents who sell them for drugs and alcohol; mental illness. Some, at 18, have aged out of the foster care system. Others have been kicked out of homes because of their sexual orientation. The tragedies are staggering. As Dan Hanley, director of development and public affairs, recently said: “We are the voice of the 1,700 youth who don’t have one.” ••• In August, just after the start of the new school year, Nick — a passionate musician and shy transplant from Texas who favors shoulder-length hair and cowboy boots — sat in a circle of students on the floor of his newsmagazine classroom at Castle View

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High School, sharing highlights from the summer. As he quietly described his encounter with the homeless, the staff became intrigued. The story inspired a theme for the first issue — “Going Outside the CVHS Bubble” — with Nick writing the main story about homeless teens. He reached out to Urban Peak, toured the facility, learned about its services. He later explored the grassy space near Denver Skate Park and the 16th Street Mall to find homeless youths to interview. “It was really hard to approach them,” Nick remembered. “I mean, I’m going to high school in Castle Rock and they’re on the streets in Denver.” He returned to Denver three times for more interviews to make sure he understood how to tell their stories. “It was weird at first,” Nick said of walking up to strangers to ask such personal questions. But “I would call it a pivotal moment in my life.” ••• On April 14, the school kicked off Make a Difference Week. More than 1,800 students crowded onto the gym bleachers. A selection process had winnowed about 10 charities and nonprofit organizations to three finalists, including Urban Peak, nominated by the newsmagazine staff. Students overwhelmingly voted it the recipient of this year’s fundraising efforts. The goal: $15,000, a few thousand more than needed to keep Urban Peak open for a day. “We want to turn this outside of our walls for one week,” student government adviser Bob Sutterer said to the students. “These are people just like you who are also talented, who also have great energy, who need a little bit of help.” Charlie Annerino, a representative from Urban Peak, walked to the middle of the floor. “A lot of times, they (homeless youths) feel like they don’t have any support,” he told the young audience. “Just looking around at this gym, that’s not true at all. … It is so powerful to see people your age care

about this issue and be passionate about doing something.” Mid-week, Annerino, Hanley and three others from the organization spent the day talking to 33 classes about the issue of youth homelessness. By the end of the week, students had raised $12,168. “It’s remarkable,” said Chris Weiss, Urban Peak’s development manager. “Castle Rock is 30 miles away from the epicenter of homelessness. To raise $12,000 for us is remarkable.” ••• In less than a month, Nick graduates. He is headed to college and a life, he hopes, where he has the opportunity to help others. It is an ambition nurtured by what evolved from a chance encounter with some homeless youths one early summer morning. “I didn’t imagine it would have been the major direction of my senior year,” he said. “If I hadn’t have done that article and done MAD Week, I probably wouldn’t have stayed on track as much. It kept me kind of headed straight, I guess.” Urban Peak, for its part, never imagined the kindness that would surge from a suburban high school in a community so removed from the everyday struggles of the discarded youths it serves. The connection, Weiss said, makes this world a better place. Nick wants to do more at Urban Peak in the coming year. “I’d really like to work in the kitchen,” he said. Where he first saw the reality of wounded humanity. And where this unfinished story of compassion began. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. Her column earned first place in the 2013 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest. She can be reached at or 303-566-4110.

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LegiSLatiVe newS Two of Pettersen’s bills move forward The House approved a bill on April 24 by Reps. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood) and Frank McNulty (RHighlands Ranch) to increase tuition assistance available to low- and middle-income students across Colorado. HB14-1384 allocates $30 million within the Colorado Department of Higher Education to create the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Fund. Ten percent of the annual contributions to the fund may be used by nonprofits and government agencies that prepare high school students for college and offer support services to students to help them stay in school and graduate with a degree. The bill is designed to increase public and private investment in higher education scholarship programs and make college more accessible to students that might not otherwise be able to enroll. The money for the fund was generated from the 2010 sale of the College Invest loan portfolio and was designated for tuition assistance. Students who are eligible for federal Pell grants and students whose household incomes are above Pell requirements may receive assistance under the program.

Purging the SPurge The Jeffco Weed and Pest division hosted the inaugural Purge your Spurge on April 26, encouraging county residents to remove some of the Myrtle Spurge noxious weed from their yards. Every resident to bring in a bag for disposal was given free native plants to replace it. Pictured, Weed and Pest Technician Lorna Ader shows one of the bags full of the weed that was dropped off. Ader said one county resident had 37 bags of the fast-growing weed. Photo by Glenn Wallace

correction In the April 24 issue, in the story titled Council hears from St. Anthony, a reference to “Ambulatory Surgical Centers” should have instead said “Ambulatory Centers.” The newspaper regrets the error. To report corrections and clarifications, call 303-566-4127.

newS in a hurry Valdez sentenced for felony theft Ivy Marie Valdez, 31, was sentenced to eight years in prison for two felony theft cases in Jefferson County. Between November 2012 and February 2013, Valdez stole more than $90,000 from Colorado Roofing Specialist, in Lakewood, where she was employed as an office assistant and bookkeeper. She created fake invoices, paid herself extra wages and fraudulently transacted 15 checks in large amounts, depositing the funds into her personal account. In this case Ivy Valdez pleaded

guilty on March 10 to theft — $20,000 or more (F3) and Forgery (F5). She was sentenced to eight years in prison on April 21. In April, 2013 Valdez was being evicted from an apartment in Lakewood for non-payment of rent. She bilked four people out of over $6,000 as she fraudulently posed as a landlord and advertised to rent that apartment to them through Craig’s List. Each of the victims contacted Valdez, who was using the name Rachel Dominguez, because they were interested in renting the apartment. She met with them and accepted thousands of dollars in cash as down

payment for rents on the apartment. Valdez provided fraudulent lease agreements for each victim to sign. She gave them keys that didn’t work. Ultimately the victims contacted Lakewood Police who began their investigation. Their losses exceeded $6,100. On March 10, Valdez pleaded guilty to Theft Series (F4) and was sentenced to four years in prison to be served concurrently with the first case. Valdez was on Intensive Supervision Probation in Adams County for Identity Theft when she committed both offenses. She also has a similar conviction in Denver for theft from another employer. ADVERTISEMENT

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Mill levy issue heats up Impact of new tax questioned By Clarke Reader

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would raise taxes around $2 per month for every $100,000 of actual property value and generate approximately $8.6 million annually for the fire department — restoring property tax funding to levels before Jefferson and Douglas counties’ assessed values fell and allowing the district to chart a financially secure course for future services to the constituents.” Lombardi said that a driving force behind the measure is the fact that property taxes, which are the district’s main source of income, has been declining and not rebounding the way the district hoped. Since 2009, property tax has declined by 4.81 percent, and the district responded by creating new plans for keeping costs down. To keep offer the service residents have come to expect, the district has dipped into its general funds reserve to the tune of $4.5 million since 2008. According to information from the district, the mill levy “would allow the District to establish the general fund balance to previous levels to restore financial sustainability within the general

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Bill an opening to greater transparency A bill introduced late this legislative session deserves support from all who want to ensure public officials make their decisions in the open and preserve the right to call them out in court if they don’t. House Bill 14-1390 clarifies Colorado’s open meetings law, stating that anyone can challenge a perceived violation of the law, not only those directly affected by the action. In the equivalent of the session’s ninth inning — the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn May 7 — the bill was introduced last week and quickly passed its first committee. It remains to be seen whether the bipartisan measure, sponsored in the House by Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, and Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, can gain final passage before the session’s conclusion.

our view We’re hoping it does, or at least is revisited next January. If not, a Jefferson County judge’s head-shaking ruling in late March could set a dangerous precedent. In January, Arvada’s mayor and city council held a special meeting to fill a vacant seat. The process the officials used to fill the opening on the council prompted an Arvada resident to file a complaint. “The Mayor and Council decided to vote by secret ballot, and employed a process of elimination of any candidate(s) who received an insufficient number of votes in each round (the votes for each

round were tallied publicly but the identity of the individuals casting each vote was not disclosed),” District Court Judge Margie Enquist wrote in her March 30 finding. Sounds like the plaintiff was on to something — state law forbids secret ballots in most cases. But hold on: The judge found that Russell Weisfield did not “have standing to bring his claim.” The reason? He did not “articulate any direct, specific impact this voting procedure had on him or his legally-protected interests.” Case dismissed. That’s not how it’s supposed to work. Are we to assume that only the unsuccessful finalists for the council position could have legally challenged the process? If so, that’s an enemy of the very trans-

parency elected leaders so often, at least publicly, espouse these days. Allowing only a select few to protest the actions of public officials is disenfranchising to the masses. “The very point of the (open meetings law) is transparency in government for all citizens, not just people who are directly affected,” Gardner told the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition last month. “Every citizen ought to have standing.” While the judge ruled that Weisfield was not injured by the council’s actions, HB 14-1390 would take any such idea out of play, stating that any person denied rights under the open meetings law has “suffered an injury in fact.” We hope state lawmakers will — very publicly and very quickly — vote for that.

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What do you make of Broncos training camp? Due to $35 million in construction and renovations at Dove Valley the Denver Broncos announced last week that training camp will not be open to fans this year. Instead, the team will off three free scrimmages at Sports Authority Field. So we asked a handful of our most loyal readers and the most loyal Broncos fans: are you disappointed that training camp will be closed this season?

“I am sure the thousands of regulars who attend each year are pretty disappointed but it sounds like the new facility is going to be pretty unbelievable.” – Zach Fogg

“The timing of the announcement surprised me a little bit but it sounds like it was for the best. And I am hoping with the renovations that the training camp experience will even be better moving forward.” – Chris Dolge

“I am really disappointed. Not many people can afford to go to the games but training camp gave everyone the opportunity to see the team up close and personal for free.” – Greg Duncan, Denver

“I think it is fine because those scrimmages at Sports Authority are pretty cool experiences and now I can go to three of those.” – Marcus Denardo, Arvada

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The kids are alright Eh, what’s wrong with these dern kids these days?!” (You have to try to imagine this in the voice of some cranky old person who just shoo’ed kids off of his front lawn.) Wow. How many stereotypes can get packed into one sentence? ANYway ... Actually, I would have to say that the answer to that original question is “not much.” And, in fact, a great many things are very right with kids these days. I was drawn to this conclusion because of a special event I witnessed a couple weeks ago. The Arvada Rotary Club has a scholarship competition called “Speak Up,” and, for the past several years, they have invited a handful of high school seniors, chosen through an application process, to come and speak in front of a meeting of the Rotary. All of those chosen to speak already won scholarships, and two of the speakers for the evening won even larger scholarships. This year, the theme of the event was “Engage Rotary, Change Lives,” and the students had to prepare a six- to eightminute speech on that theme. Let me just stop you right there: how many of you, when you were 18, were comfortable delivering a 6 – 8 minute speech in front of your mirror, much less a room full of strangers? This is a daunting task for adults — so much more so for high school students. And what I witnessed that night ran the gamut: there were students whose shyness was palpable, but did not deter them; there were students who were very focused on delivering exactly what the guidelines for the speech called for, and took care of business in a very professional manner; and, as always at such gatherings, there were a couple students who love the microphone and the stage, and took their turn to entertain the gathered crowd. But, for their differences, there were a couple common threads that ran through all of the speeches: service, engagement, and the power of human connections. This assembly of student leaders, representing each of the four high schools in Arvada, demonstrated poise and courage

just by speaking; but what they spoke of demonstrated that, at least with this group, the typical, selfish attitudes we assume of teenagers is simply not the norm. With this group — and I would love to think that they represent a large and growing segment of the youth population — the level of maturity and selflessness on display is such that many other generations would do well to study and emulate. This has, actually, been my experience in most of my professional life, as well. Certainly, there are students who are not mature, whose worldview begins and ends in the mirror — but that can be said of a great many adults, also. But, by and large, I’ve always thought that teenagers, and particularly high school seniors, possess a wonderful mixture of hopefulness, naïvete, and energy, such that there truly isn’t much that they can’t accomplish if they all get moving in the same direction. So, take heart: the leaders of the next generation are capable of things to rival any of their forebears. Get out of their way, and see what they can do! And, yes, I was at this event because my daughter was one of the invited high school seniors. For the most part, she’s always been a lot more comfortable expressing herself through dance than through words, but, Sunshine, you were amazing! I am very proud of you! 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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Wishing that some old ways would BRB Social media has created an environment and culture of fun, intrigue, gossip, slander, adventure, mystery and more. It is almost a “no rules apply” phenomenon where whatever we say or do can be posted or “hash-tagged” within seconds. Just keeping up with the acronyms is hard enough. Over the years and having raised teenage children through the cell phone/smart phone era and having managed some folks that would fall into the Generation Y category, I thought that I had at least a grasp on what they were saying via text or on sites such as Facebook. Things like LOL, ROFL, TTYL, BRB, and hundreds more. Recently I became aware of TBT, or Throw Back Thursday. I became aware of TBT because someone had shared a picture of me on Facebook from 34 years ago. And thanks to everyone for the “likes” of “comments” on Facebook, your kindness and sarcasm were both greatly appreciated. It is a picture of me at my high school prom or

junior cotillion. As I looked at the picture I was immediately transported back in time to the days of my youth, the friends that I kept, the dreams that I had, and as I reflected on each I was quickly reminded of this fact, that was then and this is now. No one could have predicted the future and what would happen in the world, let alone in our small circle of friends that we grew up with. The lens that we viewed life through at the time was based on the information we had, the communications we received, and the interaction we had

with one another. Storytelling even in the 1970s and 1980s was alive and well, just as it was hundreds and thousands of years ago. I loved hearing my grandfather tell stories of our family’s past or an aunt or uncle of a friend share their life stories. Technology has given us many advantages, it has certainly made many things much easier, and access to information has never been faster. But as I looked back on that picture from 34 years ago, I am a bit saddened by what technology may also be depriving us of. That was then and this is now, I get that, but when I watch how my children interact with others, as I go to the gym and look around at everyone plugged into their own iPod and ear buds, there is something wrong and missing. Human interaction and conversation seems to have given way to texting and postings. Am I being nostalgic or melancholy for days gone by? Maybe? Probably. Definitely. Now I am a fan of Facebook, Skype,

Facetime, and other technologies that allow me to reconnect with family and friends, co-workers and people and clients from all over the world in a virtual environment. I am grateful to be able to still see my kids and loved ones when I am traveling either through a Facetime chat or through the exchanges of pictures, and yes kids, even my selfies. That was then and this is now. How about you — what do you miss most or enjoy most about where we were then and where we are today? I would love to hear all about it at, and when we can bring the good things from our past into our future, it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a resident of Highlands Ranch, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation and the CEO/founder of

Simple pleasures, small luxuries have the most meaning Last Monday, I allowed myself a simple luxury: I have some leftover whipped cream and I am enjoying a generous dollop in my morning coffee. I typically don’t have whipped cream in my fridge so I consider this indulgence a small luxury. I asked my friends and family what they would consider their small luxuries, and I found that the simple pleasures can mean the most. Like me, many people chose goodies: a hot caramel sundae with hot peanuts, red wine and chocolate, a shot of butterscotch schnapps in hot cocoa with – what else? – whipped cream. Homemade dill pickles, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and stale Peeps also made the list, as well as this from a friend: “the occasional and oh-so-bad-for-me-and-my-wallet Reuben sandwich at work!” Many of us also treat ourselves to creature comforts: hot showers and bubble baths, really nice shampoo, a pedicure and massage. Technology-made-convenient is also important, such as Wi-Fi and the ability to chat with friends overseas. My friends also share an appreciation

for our natural world: the lovely fragrance of budding trees out the front door, a pond and waterfall, sunshine on our faces, Colorado summer nights with warm Chinook winds blowing through the trees, and a twilight bike ride around the lake when the wind has stopped and all is still. Quiet time is also a luxury — coffee in bed for 15 minutes before the kids wake up, allowing 10 minutes to sit in the sun on a busy work day, reading in bed with a finger of Scotch when everyone else is asleep and the house is quiet and dark. Ah, yes … reading. Many people answered with responses such as reading a book in bed after a long day. Sitting in the Tattered Cover or the library with piles and

History in safe hands City receives designation from parks, preservation offices By Clarke Reader

creader@ History is important in Lakewood, and a recent designation by the National Parks Service and Colorado State Historic Preservation Office has given the city funds to further its historic preservation program. Lakewood was named as a Certified Local Government, which gives it access to technical assistance and grants for preservation of historic properties. “As a Certified Local Government, Lakewood, has demonstrated a commitment to historic preservation and protecting what makes their community special,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis in a statement. “Their efforts will not only preserve the social, cultural, and ethnic heritage that enriches America, but can serve as an important economic engine by creating jobs and spurring heritage tourism in their community.” To receive the designation, the city had to make sure its preservation program was up to snuff. “We had to meet certain standards and our historic preservation ordinance had to meet certain criteria,” city planner Holly Boehm said. “Things that we had to have in the ordinance include review standards and revision criteria for our sites.”

Boehm said city council approved the historic preservation plan in October 2012, which started a comprehensive program for maintaining Lakewood’s cultural resources and celebrating its heritage. It also created a historic preservation commission. According to information provided by the NPS, this designation makes the community an official partner in the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic preservation at the grassroots level. “As a Certified Local Government, Lakewood can use expert technical historic preservation advice from the National Park Service and the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office. The designation also gives Lakewood access to grants for historic preservation that are available solely from the Historic Preservation Fund for Certified Local Governments,” according to the information. The goal of the designation is to link the three levels of government into a partnership that will ensure the safety of these properties. Boehm said there are no immediate plans now that the city has received this designation, but the next step is to look into applying for some grants. For more information on the city’s preservation program, visit www.lakewood. org/Planning/Historic_Preservation_Commission/Historic_Preservation.aspx.

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piles of books. And, after my own heart, living in the company of books … previously read or yet to be enjoyed. Family and friends came up again and again, as did four-footed furries: “My dog jumping up and down to see me when I come home, even if I’ve only been gone five minutes.” “My little orange kitty, Clementine, jumping into my lap to say hello while I’m writing at my desk.” “Just losing myself on a walk in the still of the night with my dog.” And this: “The feel of a contented animal’s fur and skin.” Sleeping – high on my list – was also extolled: no alarm in the morning, sleeping in, and taking a nap in the middle of the day. Some responses were poignant: “Sitting with an elderly person as she recalls and shares her life story, watching her eyes sparkle … and dim.” Some were profound:

“Finally being able to get legally married.” Amid these simple pleasures and small luxuries, too, was an awareness of what we have that others would consider luxuries, such as running water and electricity. One of my friends is appreciative of one more day on this Earth, and another said simply: “Thanks for bringing up my gratitude.” Marilyn Krysl, esteemed author and Professor Emerita at CU Boulder, has said, “Luxury is a necessity.” As I’ve listened to my friends and loved ones this week, I’ve come to believe this is true. Andrea Doray is a writer who agrees with her friend Irene, who said, “My best luxury is taking my car in to have it cleaned instead of washing it myself!” Contact Andrea with your little luxuries at a.doray@

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Barbara Drake

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Barbara Drake, 71, passed away on April 19, 2014 in Lakewood, CO. Barb was born on April 12, 1943 to Mitchell and Gertrude Evans in Wheat Ridge, CO. Barb was an active animal enthusiast and had a deep love for travel. Barb’s career offered her the opportunity to work in Russia for over three years, thus fulfilling her Dr. Zhivago dream. After retirement, Barb traveled extensively visiting places such as India, Egypt, Australia, Africa, The Amazon, Europe and Morocco. She was a gypsy at heart and had a personality that was larger than life. She is survived by her children, Tara Bazata of Thornton, CO and Chelcey Drake of Morrison, CO,

as well as her grandsons Devin, Connor and Seth Bazata, her sister Peggy Beverly of Lakewood, CO and her nephews Jason Beverly of Henderson, CO and Erik Beverly of Chicago, IL. Barb was preceded in death by her mother and father. Barb chose to donate her body to Science Care Anatomical followed by cremation. Following Barb’s wishes, no memorial will be held, however, a “fun”eral will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Wild Animal Sanctuary located at 1946 County Rd. 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO.

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Almy eyes Jeffco Sheriff’s seat County primary set for June 24 By Amy Woodward

awoodward@ Brett Almy, who is a registered Libertarian, will be the only non-Republican candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff this year. His approach to his campaign begins with the slogan, “Common sense Law Enforcement” with an agenda that aims to address deputy retention and adjusting arrest procedures that foster a “friendlier approach to the public,” while decreasing the

county jail population. An Evergreen native and former Jeffco sheriff’s deputy, Almy left the sheriff’s office in 1994 to become a small businessman in bail bonds. He is a state approved bail agent and bail recovery instructor having trained bounty hunters and bail bonding agents. In July of 2010, Almy was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, leading to a medical battle that left him bankrupt in Almy the end. After two years of being in remission, Almy said his businesses are bouncing back with planned school expansions in Nevada and California.

“It’s a fresh start,” Almy said. “It’s either die or fight back.” Embarking on his fresh start includes his bid for Jeffco Sheriff. With his experiences, Almy is visibly business minded when looking through the sheriff’s 2013 payroll. “We have to find a way to compete but we also have to have a fiscal responsibility,” Almy said. “That’s just part of a big business like that.” While deputies and sheriff officials have said that low-paying salaries and a lack of raises are the reasons behind high turn-over, the 2013 payroll showed a diverse pay range for deputies ranging from $41,755.06 to $106,264. “The salary is a maze,” Almy said. While retention is an important priority, Almy is also focused on the overall finances and management of the sheriff’s

office budget which includes a hard look at various positions for over 800 full time employees, cutting back on office spending for special projects such as jail expansions to changing inmate accessibility to attorneys and bail bondsmen, Almy said. He wants to create community programs that bring officers together with citizens such as little league teams while finding security solutions for safer schools. In the end, it’s all about coming back to being a service oriented department. “Let’s get it back to protect and to serve,” Almy said. “It’s not all about it being a ‘law enforcement response,’ it has to be a ‘help the people’ response.” For more information about Brett Almy visit

Birds of a feather Lakewood artist sketches one of natures largest migrations By Clarke Reader creader@coloradocommunitymedia. com Sandhill cranes annually flock to Monte Vista and the San Luis Valley by the tens of thousands every year, and local artist J.B. Sullivan has drawn the birds as they visit the state. The cranes, as well as Western Meadowlark, Red Winged Blackbird, Canadian Goose, and coyote are the subjects of Sullivan’s exhibit of pencil work, “The Ecology of Place,” which is on display in the Corner Gallery at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. “One thing we really haven’t shown here is drawings,” said Lorene Joos, arts curator with the city said. “He is such a master drawer and how he uses black and white

and shades is very interesting. The Corner gallery perfect place to showcase his work.” The show will be on display through May 30. Admission is free. “The word ecology is fascinating, because it really is a study of interaction,” Sullivan said. “With all the changes going on in the world, there is a question now of how long that interaction can last.” Sullivan first became interested in drawing and sketch work at 57 when, as he describes it, he had nothing to do and started drawing an eagle from a picture. One of his sons told him to do a drawing justice he should see the animal up close. They went to visit the annual Sportsmen’s Expo and saw other artists sketching. “I spoke with one of them who was taking so much time and he said that one hour of looking is about equal to one hour of drawing,” Sullivan explained. “Every rock is an individual and so you have to give everything the right attention. In nature, nothing is identical.” Kaye, J.B.’s wife, helps him show, and

Lakewood artist J.B. Sullivan traveled to Monte Vista wildlife refuge to see the annual migration of cranes and drew them for his show at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Photo by Clarke Reader was able to work with the center to get “The Ecology of Place” brought to the center. “It’s been quite an adventure and a lot of fun working on this project,” Sullivan said.

“Ecology is all about interaction and learning how to live together.” For more information about Sullivan’s work, visit

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Have Mersey: ‘1964’ coming to Red Rocks

‘Varekai’ adapts Icarus By Clarke Reader

creader@ Don’t fly too close to the sun. That moral, culled from the ancient Greek myth of Icarus, has permeated culture in the centuries since the story was first told and Icarus’ fall has been told in countless ways and mediums. It’s a safe bet that none of the retellings have the cinematic grandeur and poetic motion of Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai,” which will be dazzling audiences in Broomfield. “Varekai” will be at the 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, May 7-11. Showtimes will be on May 7 through 10 at 7:30 p.m., May 9 and 10 at 4 p.m. and May 11 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. According to information provided by Vanessa Napoli with Cirque du Soleil, “Varekai” has been touring around the world for 11 years, but this is the first time it has come through the west metro area. The title comes from the word for “wherever” in the Romany language, and Napoli said the title reflects the ability of the show to harness the imagination and take the viewers wherever they want. As the story begins, Icarus finds himself falling out the sky into a magical forest filled with fantastical creatures, and Icarus must learn to use his legs again while finding his way through this new world. The show is directed by Dominic Champagne, and honors the nomadic soul, as well as the circus tradition. Gymnast and performer Emily McCarthy, originally from the United Kingdom, has been performing with “Varekai” for a little under two years, after being spotted by the organization during a competition. “I started working with them in Montreal, and we’ve toured ‘Varekai’ in Argentina, Peru and other places in South America, and are now working our way through the US,” she said. “I trained in Montreal for a month before being integrated into the performance.”

McCarthy is a slippery surface performer, which creates the illusion of skating by the gymnasts flinging and catching each other on a specially designed sliding surface. “It’s a team act, and since WHAT: Cirque du Soleil’s we do around six “Varekai” to eight shows a WHERE: 1st Bank Center, week, that keeps 11450 Broomfield Lane, us in constant Broomfield training,” she WHEN: May 7 - 11 said. “I get Wednesday, May 7 - 7:30 thrown around a p.m. lot, and it’s a lot Thursday, May 8 - 7:30 p.m. of fun.” Friday, May 9 - 4 and 7:30 The show also p.m. features Russian Saturday, May 10 - 4 and swings, clown 7:30 p.m. acts, juggling Sunday, May 11 - 1:30 and and aerial hoops 5 p.m. and straps. COST: $40-$100 The intricacy INFORMATION: www. and vividness of the costumes are one of the major factors in Cirque du Soleil’s international reputation, and McCarthy said “Varekai” is no exception. Violaine Corradi drew inspiration from the energy and eclecticism of world music to create the score for the show. Hawaiian ritual, 11th century troubadours from the south of France, traditional Armenian melodies and gospel music with contemporary arrangements are meshed together to bring the world to life. The seven-piece band — which includes a bandleader/keyboards player, a second keyboard player, drummer, percussionist, bassist, violinist and a wind instruments player, plus two singers— one male and one female — play live and adapt to the actions on stage. The cumulative effect of the costumes, music and movement is one of absolute wonder, which McCarthy said will dazzle everyone in the audience. “It’s a family show, and definitely out of this world,” she said. “It’s something people will have never seen before, and is a great experience.” For more information, visit www.


Tickets are on sale for “1964” The Tribute, celebrating the iconic music of the Beatles and the Fab Four’s Colorado debut concert at Red Rocks. The tribute to the British Invasion starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Here’s your chance to relive musical history with what’s being touted as “the No. 1 Beatles show in the world” that is “hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles concert live on stage.” In celebration of this historical event, “1964” will kick off the evening with the 10 songs the Beatles performed at Red Rocks in 1964. Come experience what it was like at the beginning. For more information on “1964” The Tribute, go to This concert is a benefit for Colorado Public Television 12. Tickets are $32 (plus service charges) for general admission (the original 1964 concert tickets were $6) and are available at and all Ticketmaster centers. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-7453000. Group sales through Channel 12 at or by calling 303-2961212 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

‘Memphis’ meets Arvada

For its 38th season, the Arvada Center announced a three-play, three-musical lineup, led by the first locally staged production of the Tony Award-winning best musical, Memphis. The Arvada Center is reducing its total show output next season, while maintaining its ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre. “As one of the region’s largest professional theaters, we are committed to artistic excellence and to producing inspiring work that will engage our audiences’ hearts and minds,” Arvada Center Executive Director Philip C. Sneed said in a press release. “As we look to the future, we must also ensure our financial sustainability, so that we can continue to provide the quality our patrons have come to expect.” The Arvada Center has had seven shows each of the past four seasons. Next year the total will be six. The Arvada schedule also includes: She Loves Me, The Last Romance, Harvey, The Archbishop’s Ceiling and A Man of No Importance.

Larkburger, take me home

Larkburger, the popular local burger joint, has been getting lots of tweets from Colorado students attending colleges out of state hoping for a Larkburger being sent to their dorm. So, Larkburger teamed with Frontier Airlines to bring a Colorado student back for a taste of home. To enter “Craving Colorado,” entrants must submit a video via Larkburger’s Facebook page (or post to Instagram and Twitter using #CravingColorado) in which they explain what they miss about their home state. The winner

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Writer seeks Victory Mail cartoons for third book By Crystal Anderson

canderson@ While she never received one, Sheryl Jones, Harry Chrisman’s adoptive daughter, loved her father’s Victory Mail cartoons. Now, she’s seeking more. After enlisting in the military in October, 1942, when he was 37, Chrisman began sending letters, mainly cartoon drawings, to his sweetheart, Catherine, and his mother to assure them he was well. “It was a way for him to reassure his mother and his wife he was alright, and maybe bring a smile to their face,” Jones said. Victory Mail, known as VMail, was a form of microfilm correspondence used by soldiers and their families during World War II. According to the Smithsonian Institute, the system was created to reduce shipping space after seeing an influx of letters between American soldiers and their loved ones. “On any piece of paper he might be able to find, blowing away in the wind, he’d draw cartoons on it and post them on his tent,” Jones said. “The guys got the biggest kick out of it.” Chrisman’s cartoons depicted his

experience in the Army. Stationed on Christmas Island, in the South Pacific, Chrisman drew about the everyday actions of his unit; the emotions, such as boredom, soldiers went through; and the interactions between the soldiers and officers in his unit. Censorship was prevalent throughout World War II, and while Chrisman’s cartoons depicted the humor, depression and happenings of Army life, they always passed the censors, as they provided light in a time that was dark for so many. “He found out and he writes about it (in the book), if it was a cartoon and it was supposed to be funny, it would pass the censors like you can’t believe,” Jones said. “And so he was able to get some messages through about how he was and where he was and so on.” Chrisman died in 1993, leaving behind his cartoons to Jones, who promised to have them published — and now she has. In a three-volume collection, Jones has worked over the last 20 years to collect, scan, pen, print and publish the collection of cartoons. The first volume is available now, with the second will be released in early November. For the third volume, Jones will feature Chrisman’s drawings about natural history, poetry and the cartoons he drew for others. She is currently seeking any VMail cartoon penned by Chrisman to

Strewn across his book of cartoons, next to a love poem he wrote, are Harry and Catherine Chrisman’s dog tags from World War II. Photo by Crystal Anderson add to the book. “I would like them (others with cartoons) to know they’re not gone, they’re still here, and theirs is valuable too. I think they’re a part of history; it’s the softer side of World War II.” Over his time in the war, from 19421945, Chrisman wrote more than 403 VMail letters and cartoons to his wife

and mother, and many more for his fellow military men. Today, 69 years after he penned his last cartoon, Chrisman’s dogtags lay, not with him, but strewn across the pages of his book. To submit a VMail cartoon or inquire about the books, please contact Sheryl Jones,

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CASA TRAINING The next volunteer training for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties begins Thursday, May 1. Course includes approximately 40 hours of online and classroom training. All in-person sessions will be at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Previous experience is not necessary, just compassion for children and the desire make a difference in our community. Contact Susan Manfredi at 303-271-6537 or THURSDAY/MAY 1 SAMPLE TOUR The ladies-only sample tour in Olde Town Arvada is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Stroll through Olde Town while picking up freebies from the more than 20 participating merchants. Participating businesses will give each visitor a coupon book with offers from businesses in Olde Town Arvada, Golden and Historic

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THURSDAY/MAY 1; SATURDAYS/MAY 10, MAY 17 ART WORKSHOP Kids ages 7-13 are invited for hands-on creative

art workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, and Saturday, May 17. An art exhibit and celebration is from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Kids will explore a variety of media: drawing, cross-stitch, painting, batik, knitting, photography, crochet and mosaics. Cost includes all art supplies and materials, plus the reception. Workshops and art exhibit will be at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church, 13151 W. 28th Ave., Golden. Complete details, instructor information and more is online at Sign-up deadline is May 1.

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CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Confluence a cappella choir presents its 2013-14 season of concerts. Concerts are 3 p.m. at the church, 9200 W. 10th, Lakewood. Call 303-279-2932 or visit for tickets and more information. Schedule includes:

UPCOMING EXHIBIT Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Quilting; Past, Present and Future,” by the Front Range Contemporary Quilt Guild, from Thursday, May 1, to Tuesday, July 29, at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. Call 303-277-0377. FRIDAY/MAY 2 ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 hosts a roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 2, at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. This is an information

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will receive a free meal at Larkburger, $300 toward a Frontier Airlines flight and other Colorado goodies. Larkburger president Adam Baker said: “We have a high level of social media engagement from people — including students who live outside of Colorado. A lot of these tweets are from people lamenting that they miss Larkburger and jokingly asking us to send them a burger or some truffle fries.” Sounds a lot like those days when college kids would cross state lines to buy cases of Coors beer? Guess Larkburger is keeping up a Colorado tradition.

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Majestic Athletic, in partnership with the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball, celebrates a special day for local baseball fans by inviting them to don their official Rockies team jerseys in a show of baseball fan pride for the Rockies home game on May 2. Rockies Jersey Day, presented by


MAY 2: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will entertain all comers with their excellent Variety Show. Every Sunday the choir leads us in worship. Come to see and hear their hidden talents.

Majestic Athletic, encourages fans to proudly wear their Rockies jersey to work, school or the home game that evening to celebrate their love for the sport and the hometown nine. “We always encourage our fans to wear their Rockies jerseys and colors,” said Greg Feasel, Rockies executive vice president and COO. “However, designating a special day for our fans to proudly wear their favorite Rockies jersey is a great way to honor the history of baseball, our team and the community.”

Wargin leaving 9News Has 9News installed a revolving door at its entrance? Kirk Montgomery is leaving; former Rocky Mountain News columnist Sam Adams and ex-Fox 31 anchor and former 9News sports anchor Ron Zappolo are joining forces on a regular weekend gig at Channel 9; and David Krause left 9News to return to The Denver Post (return, who does that?). And now longtime weekday morning sports anchor Susie Wargin is leaving to join the real estate business, The Post reported. Wargin told The Post she’s had her real-estate license “since June (and) my mom’s been in the business for 38

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years (with RE/MAX). It’s a good family decision for me now. Mom wants to hand down the business and I’d be an idiot to refuse.” The Pro Challenge cycling series, which ends Aug. 24, likely may be Wargin’s last full-time assignment at 9News. She has been the morning sports anchor at 9News since 2004.


Eavesdropping on a woman with a 6-year-old who wanted to try Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea at Whole Foods in Colorado Springs: Not knowing if the “Tea for Life” was kid-friendly, the woman asked a store employee if it was something kids would like. The employee’s response: “Well, King Soopers kids don’t like it, but Whole Foods kids do.” 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 www.blacktie-colorado. com/pennyparker. She can be reached at or at 303619-5209.

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New year, new ‘Tails’ LAC hosts annual Cat Care Society show By Clarke Reader

creader@coloradocommunitymedia. com Lakewood Arts Council is going to the cats this May, as the annual “Tails of the Painted Cats” show stops by the gallery. “Tails of the Painted Cats” is being hosted in conjunction with the gallery’s “Cats, Dogs and Birds” and “Creature Feature” exhibitions.

The exhibits will run at the gallery, 85 S. Union Blvd., May 5-31. For the ‘Tails’ exhibit, local artists donate their time to paint large fiberglass cats which are auctioned off to raise funds for homeless cats and kittens. Some of the cats are standing, others are sitting, but they are all unique creations by artists with a love for the animal and people who take care of them. “This is the fourth year we’ve had the Cat Care Society’s show here at the LAC,” said Gail Firmin, a member of the LAC. “The ‘Tails” show is a fundraiser, and they have raised some serious funds through

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June 1: The concert series wraps up with the world premier of “When God Lets My Body Be,” commissioned by Confluence from composer Jan Krzywicki. Mr. Krzywicki and his wife, collaborative pianist Susan Nowicki, travel from Philadelphia, to join the choir in presenting the featured piece and many others of Mr. Krzywicki’s compositions.

Friday and Saturday/May 2-3 dance perForMance Hannah Kahn Dance Company presents Cross Purposes and Other Dances at 7:30 p.m. May 2-3 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 410 S. Allison Parkway. For tickets, call 303-987-7845 or Go to http://www. for more about the dance company. Saturday/May 3 Spring hoedown Golden First United Methodist Church, 1500

the show.” According to Diane Stoner, president of the society, there is a lot of excitement about what this year’s artistic felines will look like. “We’re thrilled for the community to see the 2014 Painted Cats and our new Flat Cat paintings,” she said. “We especially appreciate Lakewood Arts Council opening their gallery to us for the fourth year.” According to Firmin, the “Cats, Dogs and Birds” show that will be on display at the same time as the “Tails”and will feature all wall-hung work from LAC members. “We thought these two shows from our

IF YOU GO what: “Tails of the Painted Cats,”“Cats, Dogs and Birds” and “Creature Feature” where: Lakewood Arts Council gallery 85 S. Union Blvd., Lakewood when: May 5-31 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday - Saturday coSt: Free inForMation: 303-980-0625 or visit members would go well with the Cat Care Society,” she said. “Hosting these shows has really come a kind of tradition for us as well.” For more information, call 303-9800625 or visit www.lakewoodartscouncil. org.

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Ford St., will celebrate a spring hoedown from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the church hall. The program will include a chuckwagon dinner, a pie and cake auction, a silent auction, and plenty of line dancing.

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Saturday/May 3 painting proJect Paint a posy for mom from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. Instruction and supplies included in cost. Call Natasha at 303-6908063 to reserve a spot. Saturday/May 3 FilM Screening Living Light of Peace will host a screening of “The World According to Monsanto” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Living Light of Peace, 5927 Miller St., Arvada. The documentary is about the economical and political power of an agricultural company that has touched the lives of every person living in the United States. Snacks provided. Program is free.

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A CITY LEGACY Lonnie Hanzon, a Lakewood artist, works to get his “Lakewood Legacy Trees” built at the Lamar Station.


The public art he created to adorn the Lamar Street Station. Art work is being added to all the stations to enhance the experience for riders and the community.


The W Rail’s first year has seen significant growth in both ridership and developments along the line, according to city of Lakewood staff.

Changing Realities in Higher Education Join us for a University of Denver sesquicentennial celebration event

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Lacrosse Highlights: Green Mountain nabs big win Lady Mustangs playing lights-out; Lady Farmers too By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ Rams survive for marquee win Green Mountain boys’ lacrosse survived a 13-12 thriller against Conifer last Monday Trailblazer Stadium. The underdog Rams went toe-to-toe with the Lobos, scoring five first quarter goals and getting scoring efforts from seven different players. Green Mountain senior Bryce Woodworth scored three goals and assisted on two of his teammate’s tallies, and senior Greg Haller scored twice and had two assists. The win for the Rams will keep them out of the basement of the Foothills league standings. It was also their highlight win of the season, beating a Conifer team that is one of the highest scoring teams in the league. Farmers fuelled by two huge efforts Wheat Ridge girls’ lacrosse used a hot start to bury Green Mountain 19-9 Thursday at Trailblazer Stadium. The Farmers scored 11 first half goals, getting 10 goals from two players and multiple scoring efforts from three additional players. Wheat Ridge senior Gianna Ossello and Amanda Malecki each scored five goals. Ossello also earned five assists. Green Mountain had its own breakout performer in Payton Gabriel who had six goals. The Rams (5-9, 1-5 in league) will wrap up their regular season against Ralston Valley Thursday at 5:3 p.m. Wheat Ridge (7-6, 3-3 in league) will

Green Mountain senior Kyle Lichty gets hammered by a Conifer defender but stays on his feet during the Rams’ 13-12 victory last Monday at Trailblazer Stadium. Photo by Daniel Williams play at Mullen Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Mustangs roll once again Ralston Valley girls’ lacrosse remained red hot during a 14-8 victory Friday at Grandview High School. The Mustangs have now won eight of

their last nine games behind their explosive offense that again had a big day on Friday. Senior Carly Licthy scored five goals and sophomore Olivia Sandoval scored three times and assisted on another. But despite their very successful season

Ralston Valley might have to settle for second place because they still sit behind undefeated Chatfield in the Jeffco standings. The Mustangs (9-3, 4-1) will play Green Mountain Thursday at 5:30 at Trailblazer Stadium.

Baseball Highlights: Arvada West takes control of 5A Jeffco Mustangs out of race for league title, D’Evelyn wins big By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ coloradocommunitymedia. com Arvada West took control of 5A Jeffco baseball with three consecutive huge wins against Columbine, Ralston Valley and its latest being a 6-4 win over Chatfield Saturday at A-West High School. The Wildcats were down 4-2 in the bottom of the six inning before senior Joe Rosenstein hit a grand slam to bury Chatfield. The loss was only Chatfield’s second of the season. A-West also knocked off then unbeaten Columbine last Monday. The Wildcats (12-5, 6-0 in league) control their own destiny in terms of winning a league championship and will wrap up their regular season Wednesday at Lakewood at 4 p.m. Mustangs title hopes dashed Ralston Valley had its league title hopes squashed by Dakota Ridge in a 7-5 loss Saturday at All Star Park. The Mustangs rallied with a couple late inning runs but the Eagles broke out for four third inning runs and then three more in the fourth inning creating a gap

Ralston Valley senior pitcher Mitch Robinson serves up what was a nasty fastball for a strike, but the Mustangs were still outdone by Dakota Ridge 7-5 Saturday at All Star Park. Photo by Daniel Williams that Ralston Valley couldn’t close. Dakota Ridge sophomore Bailey Collins hit a grand slam in the third inning that seemed to take the spirits out of the Mustangs. But Ralston Valley (12-4, 2-3 in league) is still looked at as a team that can make some noise in the state playoffs.

The Mustangs will wrap up their season at Pomona Saturday at 11 p.m. Farmers plow through Arvada Wheat Ridge and Arvada combined for 26 hits in the Farmers 17-7 victory Saturday at Everett High School.

The Farmers scored nine runs in the first inning and four more in the second leaving the Bulldogs in the dust. Wheat Ridge sophomore Chase Powell went 2-for-4 with four RBI and junior Nate Sanchez went 2-for-4 scoring twice and driving in two runs both off

doubles. Arvada’s offense would come to life late as they scored six sixth inning runs. But they were no match for the Farmers who have turned into a 4A powerhouse this season. Wheat Ridge (13-3, 10-1 in league) will host D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m. Arvada (3-13, 1-10 in league) will host D’Evelyn Saturday at 11 p.m. Jaguars too much for Demons D’Evelyn overwhelmed Golden with a barrage of hits in their 13-1 victory Saturday at Golden High School. Seven different Jaguars combined for 14 hits including sophomore Dylan Nelson’s huge 3-for-5 afternoon where he drove in four runs and scored once himself. D’Evelyn had six different players record multiple hits but it was the Jaguars’ pitching that was equally outstanding. Senior Mikale Doherty struck out 12 batters over six innings giving up seven hits and one run. Golden junior Jesse Capaul went 2-for-3 scoring once and Will Lowry went 2-for-3. Golden (5-11, 4-7 in league) will host Arvada Thursday at 4 p.m. D’Evelyn (9-7, 7-4 in league) will play at Arvada Saturday at 4 p.m.

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ARVADA - Not only did Ralston Valley take down Standley Lake but they also likely took home the 5A Jeffco league championship as well. The No. 10 ranked Mustangs came out victorious in one of the most exciting games of the season as Ralston Valley hung on to beat the Gators 3-2, Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. The win broke a three way tie atop the 5A Jeffco standing, and leaves the Mustangs with a full game lead over Columbine and Standley Lake with less than a week left in the season. But the game could have easily gone the other way as the Gators fought for the full 80 minutes tying the game early in the second half with a spectacular header by junior Taylor McRae who scored off a sophomore Kat Lopez free kick. That tied the contest 1-1 after Ralston Valley freshman Lindsay Guerrero’s late first half goal. But Standley Lake would catch fire offensively in the second half after McRae’s header, getting a pair of goals just a couple minutes apart. Junior Kasee Horton and sophomore Emma Musson both converted

Ralston Valley sophomore Alyssa Kaiser collides with Standley Lake senior Andra Thaden during the Mustangs’ crucial 3-2 league victory Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Photo by Daniel Williams second half goals to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead which they needed because the Gators would score again to make it 3-2. Standley Lake threatened to score the equalizer on a couple different occasions late in the game but Ralston Valley junior goaltender Renee Roemer made six saves that gave them the game, and perhaps even a Mustangs’ league title. Ralston Valley, with their 6-1 5A Jeffco league record, sits on top of both Columbine and Standley Lake at 5-2., all with one league game left to play. The Mustangs plays Columbine

Tuesday (after our print date) but a Ralston Valley win or tie with secure a league championship. But a win by Columbine could change everything. Assuming Standley Lake wins its final league game against Bear Creek, there would again be a three-way tie in the standings, forcing a tiebreaker (fewest goals allowed) to determine the league champs. Columbine has allowed one less goal than Ralston Valley, but depending on the score it could still be possible for Standley Lake to take the title.

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May 1, 2014


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Mothers Day

Community Fundraiser Saturday May 10, 2014 Eternal Life Temple 745 South Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80219

11am - 4 pm

Free to the Public!!

Come support a local community and congregation! Bring some non-perishable food for the food drive! Meet local business owners and do some Mother's Day shopping! your ONE STOP shop for finding that special gift for the Mother in your life!

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Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale

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BIG MOVING SALE Fri., Sat., Sun. - May 2, 3 & 4 8am-4pm 11834 West 56th Drive Off Ward Road Patio Furniture, Grill, Lawn Tools, Snow Blower, Power Tools, Kitchen/Housewares, Furniture, Camping Equipment, Fishing Rods/Gear, Books, CD's, Cross Country Skis, Ski Machine, Much More Cash Only

Castle Rock Community Garage Sale Plum Creek / Fairway Vistas II Friday May 2, Saturday May 3 8am-1pm Amazing Everything! Plum Creek Pkwy to Emerald to Stafford Circle Watch Signs at Cul-de-Sacs Castle Rock 6322 Millbridge Ave. – Castle Rock Friday, May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd - 8am-3pm. EVERYTHING MUST GO! NO JUNK! All in excellent condition. Antiques, power tools, household, patio, office furniture, lawn mower, snow blower, chainsaw, liquor furniture, Fluval fish tank filters and Diatom filter, aquarium stand and much more.

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Lakewood Quilt Shop Fabric and Notions Retail Fixtures and Office Equip. Also Multi-Family Household Goods May 2nd & 3rd from 9am-5pm No Early Birds Cash Only 10000 13th Place (13th Place & Kippling) See itemized list on Craigslist

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Lone Tree Large Sale, Name Brand/Good Condition/High Quality Clothes, Toys, Sporting Gear, Exercise Equipment 7422 Indian Wells Court (Terra Ridge sub division) Friday May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd 8am NO EARLY BIRDS MOVING SALE! First of several sales. Fri & Sat May 2nd & 3rd. 11935 Humboldt Drive Northglenn, lot's & lot's of stuff, antiques, furniture, glassware, women's coats & clothing, books, shoes, purses, hardware stuff, quilts, sheets, yard stuff. Next sale is the 16th & 17th! Moving Sale! Friday and Saturday May 2nd and 3rd from 9am-1pm. Furniture, appliances, tools, and much more. 20203 E. Shady Ridge Rd. Parker. 970-946-4542


Centennial NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE IN CHERRY KNOLLS Arapahoe Rd & E Nobles Rd 70+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, May 2 & 3 SAVE THE DATE!

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NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 9th 8am-4pm and Saturday May 10th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233


Vendor Trunk Craft Show Saturday May 10 from 10-2 Vogel Auto & Diesel Lot 720 Jerry Street Last minute Mother's Day gifts. Raffle prices and freebies. Handmade items by local artisans and more!!!

1979 Jeep Cherokee Chief 4x4 360 Engine, Less than 82,000 original miles New tires, new tint, new CD player and speakers, Great Condition, $9800 (805)310-4565

Estate Sales ESTATE SALE! Saturday May 3rd & Sunday May 4th 8am-3pm. Some furniture, books, china, dishes and much more. 2262 W. Briarwood Ave. Littleton

2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 61,000 miles, very clean, silver, $9800 (303)926-9645

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Arts & Crafts Spring Arts & Crafts Show at Ward Road Baptist Church 5858 Ward Road, Arvada May 3rd 10am-4pm Gifts, Food, Home Decor Free admission Free crafts for the kids Just in time for Mother's Day

True muscle car needs new home for someone to enjoy. 1966 Chevelle SS 396/360HP 4 speed car. Red/Red 90% Origional 303220-1371


RV’s and Campers Dont miss this! Why buy new, barely used 2010 Keystone Hideout 27' w/slide out Trvl trailer, over 1k extra accessories incl. $14,999. 303-771-1688


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


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12033 West 71st Avenue, Arvada Friday & Saturday 8am-3pm Motorcyle helmets and parts, camping items, wire field welder, 4x4 ATV w/plow, Happy Jack camper system, fishing gear, household items. Lots to look at and buy.



Reclining couch and matching recliner/rocker, great condition, no smoking or pets. Coffee table, two end tables, one end table has some damage on top but can be covered up. $800. 303-660-9771.

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USTA offering tennis for all ages Lifetime sport perfect for a new hobby or staying fit Staff Report Those looking to pick up or pick back up tennis as a hobby or a way to exercise this summer need to look no further. USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) and USTA League 18-and-over and 40-andover registration is now open in the Denver area and is looking for participants of all ages and skill levels. USTA JTT introduces children of all skill levels, ages 5-18, to tennis as a team sport. USTA Leagues offers recreational tennis players, ages 18 and over, the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. Registration for USTA League open now for Adults 18 & over ends June 26. The season runs from April 28 to August 3. For Adults 40 & over registration deadline is May 23 but players can be added to teams through August 14. The season runs from June 30 to August 14. Registration for USTA JTT is open now through May 30. According to a press release, USTA Jr. Team Tennis was established in 1991 and provides youth with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a fun and competitive team environment.

It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. USTA Jr. Team Tennis is also a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game. Registrations for adult tennis leagues are now taking place for those looking to enjoy the thrill of competition while making friends in the process. Health benefits of tennis include increased burning of calories, reduction in blood pressure and reduced stress. These benefits play a role in reducing a person’s risk of heart disease, the number one life-threatening disease among men and women. USTA Leagues offer several programs throughout the year that vary by gender, age and skill level. Formats also vary by offering singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Teams and leagues are set up by skill level which means matches will be fun and competitive. To register contact the local USTA coordinator Jason Rogers, Adult League Programs Director, USTA Colorado, (303) 695-4116 ext. 202 or, who will facilitate sign up with a local team. For more information visit To register for USTA JTT contact Dan Lewis at 303-695-4116 ext. 207 or dan@

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Peak to Plains trail groundbreaking

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Jefferson and Clear Creek County Open Spaces broke ground for the Clear Creek Segment for the Peaks to Plains Trail on Wednesday, April 23. Both counties have partnered for the anticipated 65 mile trail from the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower Tunnel to the confluence of the South Platte River in Adams County. Construction for the Clear Clear Segment should be completed by June 2015. The project is funded using a $4.6 million grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. Pictured at the groundbreaking includes Jefferson County commissioners, Jeffco Open Space along with members from Clear Creek County Open Space and Clear Creek County Commissioners. Courtesy photo by Bert Weaver with Clear Creek County

sPorts quiz 1) Who holds the record for most major-league home runs hit before the age of 21? 2) Of the six major-league teams he managed, with which one did Dick Williams win the most games? 3) Who holds the record for longest TD run (56 yards) by a NFL quarterback in the playoffs? 4) Name the first frontcourt player to lead the (then) Pac-10 Conference in assists for a season. 5) In the 2013-14 season, the Anaheim Ducks became the fifth NHL team since 1973-74 to record at least one point in each of its first 20 home games. Name two of the other four. 6) When was the last time that Argentina’s men’s soccer team played in a World Cup final? 7) Who did Tommy Morrison beat to win the WBO world heavyweight boxing title in 1993? Answers 1) Mel Ott, with 61. 2) He won 380 games in five years with the Montreal Expos. 3) San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick, in 2013. 4) Arizona’s Luke Walton averaged 6.26 assists per game in the 2001-02 season. 5) Boston (1973-74), the New York Islanders (1978-79), Philadelphia (1979-80) and San Jose (2008-09). 6) In 1990, Argentina lost to West Germany, 1-0, in the final. 7) George Foreman. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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WEST METRo FIREFIghTERS Remember to VOTE by mail! Election Day is May 6

Put your ballot in the mail by Saturday May 3rd or give it to any firefighter for secure delivery. You can also drop it off May 6th from 7am-7pm at: • WMFR Training Center 3535 S. Kipling Street, Lakewood • WMFR Administration 433 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood


YES on 4A represents a 3% overall increase to your property taxes. ~Everitt “Boe” Simpson, Lakewood, CO

Yes on 4A: Why We Need It? • Property tax revenues have dropped nearly 5% since 2009 • Conversely, since 2009, the Denver-Boulder CPI total (cost of living) is up +10.3% • Budgets have been slashed: Administration by 13.77%, Life Safety by 17.57% • The District has cut program budgets, laid off personnel, cut firefighters pay and frozen pay for civilian support staff • The District has been forced to use up $4.5 million of Reserves (putting us at a critical level) just to maintain our high nationally accredited level of service

What Voting YES on 4A Means for You: 3 We maintain the current high level of NATIoNAl FIRE ACCREDITATIoN. 3 We continue to provide our citizens with quICk RESpoNSE TIMES in accordance with nationally accredited standards.

3 We maintain medically CRoSS-TRAINED pARAMEDIC FIREFIghTERS on our apparatus so you get the care you need—the first time.

3 We maintain the current hIgh lEVEl oF SpECIAlTY SERVICES such as Wildland firefighting, hazardous materials response, swift water flood and open water rescue, and technical rescue (rock, confined space, trench and structural collapse rescue).

All at a price We Can Afford! 4A will only cost $2 per month for each $100,000 of actual home value, which represents a 3% overall increase to your property taxes. If we don’t pass 4A, we may lose our high insurance rating causing insurance policies to go up; which means we’d still pay more—perhaps a lot more— but get less. PAID FOR BY CITIZENS FOR FIRE SAFETY NOT PRINTED OR PAID FOR WITH GOVERNMENT FUNDS


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