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A Colorado Community Media Publication

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 40

County crunched in courts Prosecution’s hands full with Sigg, other death-related cases By Glenn Wallace

Jeffco Stadium manager John Sears adjusts hurdles between heats of the boys 110-meter hurdles event at the preliminaries of the Class 5A Jeffco League championships Tuesday, May 7, at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. Photo courtesy of Jeffco Public Schools

Crossing the finish line State track meet brings fans to Lakewood By Clarke Reader The Colorado state track meet is coming to Jeffco Stadium May 16 through 18, bringing along with it thousands of athletes, families and sports fans to the Lakewood area. The stadium, located at 500 Kipling St., used to just host the 4A and 5A classifications over two days, but in 2009 it started hosting all classifications over a three-day period. A total of 306 schoools will be represented at the meet. “We decided to have all the classifications under one roof, not only because of efficency, but because these are the best of the best and we wanted them in one place,” said Ezra Paddock, manager of stadium operations. “There are a lot of small towns that come to see athletes compete from all over, especially since a lot of these communities don’t see many of the top-ranked athletes.” Prior to being the manager of stadium operations, Paddock was the Jeffco Sta-

dium manager, and has first-hand experience at the stadium at how crowded it becomes for the state meet. According to Jenn Roberts-Uhlig, assistant commissioner with the Colorado High School Activities Association, more than 200 workers — many of them volunteers — are required to help put the event together and keep it running smoothly. “Jeffco (Stadium) is a great venue, and everyone works really hard during the meet,” she said. “We have people helping with everything from the press box to referees - pretty much anything and everywhere. These people live for track.” The athletes and families are not the only beneficiaries of the single location for the meet — nearby businesses, particularly hotels and restaurants, see an increase due to travelers. The Hampton Inn, Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott are the “host hotels” for the event. Hampton’s Denver West Federal Center and Golden locations and both the Residence Inn and Courtyard have special rates for teams and parents. Neil Marciniak, economic development specialist with the city of Lakewood, said the city doesn’t keep specific track of any increases during the weekend, but one can assume that there is an uptick in food and

State track StatS WHAT: All-Classification State track meet WHERE: Jefferson County Stadium, 500 Kiplin St., Lakewood WHEN: May 16 through 18 TiMEs: May 16 - 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 17 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 - 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. lodging in the area. “The location of the stadium and surrounding facilities really drive any extra visits businesses have,” he said. Visitors really do come from all over the state, Paddock said, adding that there will be RVs with cars attached so families can go to some of their favorite restaurants that they get to visit once a year while they’re in the area. “The community is really unbelievable and welcoming,” he said. “It’s so encouraging to see how many people in the Lakewood and Jeffco sports community — many who don’t have any kids competing, but just want to watch — come together to support the event.”

Stoned-driving limit passes Legislature Governor expected to sign measure into law By Vic Vela It’s been a long and winding road, but the Colorado General Assembly has finally passed a driving-stoned standard for motorists. The measure — which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper — establishes a marijuana blood standard by which it is illegal to operate a vehicle. “Smoke and walk. Smoke

and take the bus. Smoke and grab a cab. Smoke and call a friend. Smoke and ride a horse. Smoke and take the light rail,” said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, a bill sponsor, during a recent Senate debate. “Just don’t smoke and drive. Your life and every other citizen’s life on the highway is at risk. The bill passed the Senate May 7 on a 23-12 vote, after it had previously cleared the House by an even wider margin. The bill limits drivers to five nanograms per milliliter of blood for active THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. But that limit would be known as a “permissible infer-

ence” standard by which a person is considered to be under the influence of the drug. However, a defendant can rebut in court whether he or she was actually impaired. That’s different from a strict “per se” standard, such as the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol concentration used to prosecute drunken drivers. Opposition to the bill knew no party lines. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, voted no on the legislation, arguing that there are laws already on the books that make it illegal for people to drive while impaired. “What’s the problem we’re trying to solve here?” Steadman said.

And Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, cautioned that a driving-stoned limit could lead to “too many false positives,” due to residual amounts of the drug being in the bloodstream of a person who regularly smokes the drug, but may not have been stoned behind the wheel at the time of arrest. “We should not be convicting people who are not guilty of driving while impaired,” Lundberg said. Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, had voted no on setting stoned-driving limits in the past, but voted yes on this “reasonable” piece of legislation, Stoned continues on Page 7

A rise in serious crime — including prosecuting Austin Sigg for the murder of Westminster 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway — is taxing the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office and draining the department’s resources. “We’re strapped as an office,” Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir informed the Board of County Commissioners last week. In a May 7 staff briefing, Weir told the three county commissioners that the Sigg murder trial, along with a recent spike in serious crime offenses, has left his department spread thin. His office is currently involved in 13 death-related cases. “We will get it done. All cases are important for us. But it has stretched us to the max,” Weir told the commissioners. A gag order regarding the Sigg case kept Weir from discussing very many specifics, but he did go over the case timeline. Westminster 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was walking to school on Oct.5, 2012, when she disappeared. On Oct. 12 the media reported that remains of Ridgeway’s body had been found in the Leyden area. Austin Sigg, 17 years old at the time, would later contact police and turn himself in for the crime. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 25. District 3 Commissioner Don Rosier asked the DA if the types of murder cases in Jefferson County were presenting particular challenges. Weir said he was not asking for additional staff funding for the Sigg case at this time, but that he may have to in the future. For comparison Weir referenced the Brunco Eastwood case that created $90,000 in court costs to prosecute. Eastwood, who opened fire on students at Deer Creek Middle School in 2010, plead not guilty by reason of insanity, which required the DA’s office provide psychological experts to counter that claim. Weir said an insanity defense was a possibility in the Sigg case as well. The state had offered some financial help — up to $75,000 allocated for expert and special witness expenses. Weir, who took over the DA’s office in January, said high-profile cases, complex mental health prosecutions, and heavy caseloads all make it more important for him to retain experienced and skilled staff.



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Markets sprout, and farmers survive The early morning chill, left over from winter’s most recent unwelcome blast, settles along the quiet street where blue and white canopies have popped up like overdue buds, signaling the arrival of the season’s first farmers market. Soft music, lingering from a nearby restaurant, punctures the hush, along with occasional laughter and voices from vendors as they ready tables with wares and hopes for a good day. Danish bakery workers pull sugarcrusted strudels — apricot and apple raisin — from their truck to shelves along the sidewalk. Nearby is the homemade peanut butter woman and the Angus beef man and the cheerful El Salvador cook. At the end is the farmer. He is 63, the great-grandson of a farmer who bought a plot of land 108 years ago in Welby, between Denver and Thornton, off North Washington Street. Today, he has 80 acres in Hudson, a country town of 2,300 northeast of Denver on Interstate 76, a solid hour-and15-minute drive to the Sunday market in Highlands Ranch. He stands next to his white truck, watching the market unfold, an everpresent long cigarillo clutched in a weathered hand that tells a story of a working life rooted in the soil. He is a content man whose easy smiles crinkle soft grooves around blue eyes that peer intently from a sun-worn face. “I might not be farming today if it weren’t for the markets,” Alan Mazzotti says. “They’ve kept us in business.” And they’ve kept us, the customers, connected to a less complicated time, when people knew who had grown the food on their table — a slice of knowledge that cultivated gratitude and nurtured community. Sean and Maria McAfee, married 22 years, can’t drive by a farmers market without stopping, whether it’s along the

coastal drive to San Francisco or in their hometown. When they lived in Evergreen, they visited the local market there every Tuesday. Now, in Highlands Ranch, they never miss a Sunday. It’s a matter of principle and a matter of friendship. Besides the benefit of fresh produce, “I’d rather pay a little more to support local people,” Maria says. “We’re big believers in moving away from the Walmart-ization of the U.S.” And, over the years, many vendors have become friends — the Angus beef man invited them to his wedding last year. “They become part of the fabric of your life,” Maria says. “We were so excited,” Sean says of the week leading up to opening day. “We were talking about this all week.” They walk away, hand in hand, each with a small bag. Basil and oregano seedlings in one, peanut butter, pasta and honey in the other. This time, “we didn’t have a lot to buy,” Maria says. “It was seeing old friends.” Colorado has more than 100 farmers markets, with about half in the Denver metro area, according to the state Department of Agriculture. They operate individually or through sponsoring organizations. Most are seasonal, running from May through October, and their arrival seems to signal the start — finally — of summer.

The Metro Denver Farmers Market, founded 36 years ago, is the oldest organization. And that’s how long Mazzotti, an original member, has been selling at the outdoor markets, which he estimates have kept 70 percent of local farmers in business. In fact, he says, most farmers grow specifically for the markets. He has corn, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, sweet corn, cucumbers, winter and summer squashes, parsley, basil. “I can’t think fast enough,” he says as he rattles off the list. Farmers do have other outlets such as fruit and vegetable stands, garden centers and pumpkin patches. But they expect to earn most of their money in the summer markets. They are, however, no longer just for farmers. Walk through any market and you’ll see the realization of a melting pot of dreams. There’s the gourmet nut man, stirring almonds with a wooden paddle in a copper vat as a tantalizing aroma draws a crowd. There’s a local children’s book author. And there’s Monse Perez Hines, the young Salvadoran wife of a military man, who drives up from Colorado Springs each week to sell curtido and pupusas, traditional foods she makes in her home which are so popular she always returns with empty coolers. “I’ve received such great support from everyone here,” she says. And “I’ve been able to share my culture.” And Evi Bujdoso of Hungary, selling Danish pastries. She wears a white apron, and her short, blond hair pokes out from beneath a white cap. A half hour from closing time, just a handful of strudels and a few croissants are left. “We weren’t prepared all the way,” she says with a slight accent and a quick smile. “People were excited to see us back again.” As vendors begin to pack up, Mazzotti

stands by his truck, behind the tables and ground laden with pansies, petunias and geraniums in planters, baskets and trays. Herb seedlings, also from his greenhouse, sit in the canopy shade. It’s too early in the season for most vegetables and fruit. The day’s proceeds: Just OK. “A little chilly,” he explains. But that’s all right. He’s reconnected with many of his customers, some now friends, like the brothers in their 90s at the Auraria market in Denver that he’s known for 30 years and who even visit his farm at times. Next week, he hopes to bring asparagus, spinach and lettuce with his flowers. Come June, he’ll be trucking loads of vegetables to six markets a week. Down the row of vendors, he watches canopies folding shut — like tulips closing at day’s end. Like the others, he loads up and heads for home. “I’m tired,” he says. A smile quickly appears. “I’m getting older every day.” And rest won’t come until the plants are back in the greenhouse, the truck is cleaned, the crops tended, the chores all done. Then, he’ll enjoy the peace of the land, the lack of pavement that traps heat, the friendliness of country neighbors. “I have to make a living. I have to feed my family, too.” But more than anything, he says, working the land and sharing its yield with the rest of us, “is a way of life.” A farmer’s life. And a good life. You’ll find farmers markets listed at Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.

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Life: “The Memory of Water” is latest production at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Page 22

Statehouse: Amendment 64 leaves state with new framework for marijuana. Page 6

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Circular systems in the water Colorado Aquaponics teaches about sustainable food growth By Clarke Reader Community and urban gardens are giving people new sustainable ways to produce food, and Lakewood’s Colorado Aquaponics is spreading word about a fast-growing new food producing method. Aquaponics combine aquaculture — growing fish in a controlled environment — with hydroponics — growing plants in a soil-less media — to use the byproduct of one species to grow another. “Our focus is the aquaponics system — how it is designed and built — and we do a lot of education for people who want to learn more about it,” said JD Sawyer, who founded the company with his wife, Tawnya. “We’re still doing research and development, but aquaponics can really help teach people how to take care of their own food.” In an aquaponics system fish are put in a tank

and their waste provides nutrients that helps plants — which get the water from pipes — grow, and in turn the plants filter the water and return it to the tanks clean for the fish. Depending on the type of fish used, when they are grown, they can be used as food. “Naturally occurring bacteria convert the ammonia from the fish to nitrates,” Sawyer said. “The plants are then able to use the nutrient rich water to grow.” Colorado Aquaponics makes use of The GrowHaus in downtown Denver and has two aquaponic systems set up — one smaller, one large with two fish tanks — to help grow food and demonstrate how the systems work. The company is looking to move into the business of setting up systems, but currently teaches people and organizations how to design and maintain an aquaponics system, and how the systems can be used. “We’re currently doing a project with Red Rocks

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are designing an aquaponics system,” Sawyer said. “We mainly serve in an advisory position, and see a lot of opportunities to work with schools and other organizations to educate people about this.” Colorado Aquaponics was able to get up and running thanks to its partnership with The GrowHaus — a partnership that was born out of shared interests. “We knew we wanted to get aquaponics set up here, and so the timing really worked out perfectly,” said Adam Brok, director of operations at The GrowHaus. “What we’re doing is really a big, ambitious vision, and we’re making big strides.” Colorado Aquaponics will be doing a four-day seminar on large farm options in June, but it offers free tours at 10 a.m. every Friday for people who want to learn more about the sys-

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“I was in the first class of leadership in Lakewood, and was first interested in running for city council, but due to urging of others, I went to the state level and my focus changed to work there,” she said. “Now it’s coming full circle, because I’m back to try for council.” One of the issues that Boyd is extremely interested in focusing on is development along the W Rail. She said the completion of the line is just the beginning for the city . “The light rail is going to provide opportunities for developments and redevelopments, but we want to make sure we do it right,” she said. “You only get one chance to do it right.” The implementation of Amendment 64 is also an issue of concern for Boyd, and she said council was wise to place a temporary moratorium on marijuana businesses until the state came up with some rules and regulations. “We need to take a thoughtful look at implementation,” she said. “We need to protect our kids from misuse, and I’m concerned about funding for regulation.” Boyd said she has a history of listening to community members, and that history is one of her key assets. “My experience is really important, and I’ve served all my constituents with integrity and responsibility,” she said.

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Dr. Tonya AultmanBettridge (PhD) formally announced her campaign last week for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County School Board. “I am running for school board to empower parents and teachers to improve schools for every child,” Aultman-Bettridge said in her announcement statement. “As a long time PTA member and parent advocate, I believe a strong public education system is the best tool that we, as a community, have to help our kids be successful.” Aultman-Bettridge has been an involved parent and an active PTA volunteer for eight years, serving the last four on the Jeffco Council PTA Board of Directors. She has spent the past two years serving as the parent advisor to the district committee dedicated to implementing new standards for teacher and administrator/staff evaluations and accountability. Aultman-Bettridge holds a doctorate degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver. Her work experience includes serving as the project coordinator for the Safe CommunitiesSafe Schools Initiative launched jointly by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Attorney General Ken Salazar following the

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The state Legislature may have passed rules involving sales and usage of recreational marijuana in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t unresolved issues surrounding the newly created industry. Questions loom as to whether voters will support the tax model that legislators put in place to support retail pot regulations, and whether the federal government will intervene. Still, lawmakers believe they did good work creating laws to regulate an industry where every movement is in uncharted territory. “Given the short time frame, I think we’ve done the best job we possibly could,” said Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, a major driver of pot legislation this session. “This was the project I undoubtedly spent the most amount of time on this session, to make sure we got it right.” Pabon was the sponsor of House Bill 1317, which creates regulations for the operation of retail marijuana stores. Retail pot shops are to open beginning Jan. 1, under the supervision of the Department of Revenue. There will be limits as to what retail marijuana stores can and cannot do, as well as how much marijuana consumers are allowed to purchase. Some late-session amendments to the pot legislation would have allowed outof-state residents to purchase greater amounts of the drug, as well as to permit the existence of marijuana clubs, where people could congregate to use the drug. However, those amendments failed. Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, along with Pabon, was instrumental in crafting the Amendment 64 bills. She opposed those amendments, and said it’s important for the state to go slow in rolling out the new industry. Marijuana use and sales are illegal under federal law, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has yet to provide insight as to how it will respond to the new legislation. So, lawmakers like Jahn say they wanted to make sure they put in place regulations that support strong oversight and that also keep the drug away from children. “We have so much to lose if we don’t do this right,” Jahn said. “And because we have so many `I don’t know what I don’t knows,’ I just think we have to move really cautiously.” But regulations surrounding the industry are bound to change, and lawmakers certainly will address many other pot-related issues in the coming years. “It’s been 80 years since Prohibition and were still passing alcohol laws to-

LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY League of Women Voters to discuss legislature


The Jeffco League of Women Voters followed more than 90 bills during the legislature this year. The League will discuss the bills and the legislative session at these meetings: Wednesday, May 22 — 9:15 a.m. at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17 Ave. Call Kathy at 303-238-5696 for more information. Wednesday, May 22 — 6 p.m. at 1425 Brentwood, Suite 7. Call Carmah at 303-239-0981 for information about this meeting. Thursday, May 23 — 9:15 a.m. at the Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling St. Contact Lynne at 303-985-5128 for information.

Another key piece of Amendment 64 legislation came in the form of House Bill 1318, which will ask voters to support a 15 percent excise tax, and an initial 10 percent sales tax on retail Report marijuana. House Republicans unanimously opposed the bill, even though the bill received bipartisan support in the Senate. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, cautioned that if voters do not approve the tax, the money could end up coming out of the state’s general fund. “It was an issue of making sure we were protecting the state,” McNulty said. “We supported suspending retail operations if the tax doesn’t pass. If the tax doesn’t pass ... and if you’re not putting other options in front of voters, everything that state government does is vulnerable.” Fears over what the voters might end up doing in November led to a late-session effort aimed at a partial repeal of Amendment 64, one that was supported by McNulty. The resolution called for the suspension of retail marijuana sales if the pot taxes are not supported by voters. It would not have affected the decriminalization aspect of Amendment 64, so it still would have been legal to smoke the drug. However, that legislation died almost as quickly as it was introduced in the Senate. Democratic Senate President John Morse teamed up with fellow Colorado Springs Sen. Bill Cadman, the chamber’s minority leader, to introduce the legislation. The resolution passed in a hastily scheduled committee hearing, just three days before the session ended. But it was never brought to the floor of the Senate for consideration. Morse said he “didn’t have the votes” to get the resolution passed. But he said he hoped the crafting of the legislation sent a message to the pro-Amendment 64 lobby, that they need to ensure the tax rate passes in November. Pabon said he didn’t think the partial repeal effort “ever would have gotten out of (a House) committee, let alone to the floor.” “At the end of the day, the voters have already spoken about this issue and they don’t need to take another vote on it,” Pabon said. Gov. John Hickenlooper said he’s confident that Amendment 64 backers will work with lawmakers in making sure that the taxes pass in November, so that the state isn’t stuck with


the bill. “I think we’ll all work on it,” the governor said. “I think they’ll commit resources because if it doesn’t pass, their lives will become chaos. And I don’t even want to speculate what the federal government will do. I don’t even want to speculate what the people of Colorado will do. “They can take it nonchalantly at their own risk.”

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Here are some of the key aspects of each of the three bills that deal with the regulation of retail pot sales and use: House Bill 1317: • In-state residents are allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana at retail shops in a single transaction. Visitors to the state can purchase up to a quarter of an ounce per transaction. • Marijuana clubs — places where people could congregate to smoke the drug — are not allowed. • Pot shops cannot sell food or drinks that do not contain marijuana. However, they can sell products meant for using the drug, such as pipes and rolling papers. Stores also are not allowed to use known food products or cartoon characters to market marijuana products. • All marijuana-themed magazines, such as “High Times,” must be kept behind pot store counters. • Pot stores cannot be mobile, operating like food trucks. • Allows existing medical marijuana stores to start retail pot shops before new businesses. • There must be common ownership between dispensaries and cultivation facilities, and 70 percent of the marijuana grown must come from that ownership. Senate Bill 283: • Revises criminal statutes that deal with children. The bill treats minors possessing marijuana the same as it does underage persons who possess alcohol. It also prohibits marijuana from being allowed on school grounds • Sets up law enforcement training that deals with roadside sobriety tests. • Prohibits open containers of marijuana from being inside vehicles. • Creates the same indoor air-quality restrictions as those dealing with tobacco. House Bill 1318: • Retail sales of marijuana are subject to an excise tax of up to 15 percent, and a retail tax of up to 10 percent. That’s in addition to the standard state sales tax rate of 2.9 percent and taxes imposed by local governments where retail pot sales are allowed. Because the General Assembly cannot increase taxes, voters must approve the excise and retail taxes this November. • Cities and counties that allow the sale of retail pot will receive a 15 percent share back of retail marijuana taxes that are collected by the state.

REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Around the region Golden in Jefferson County serves as a place for canoeing and kayaking to enjoy the spring runoff at Clear Creek Whitewater Park. The water course is located at the west end of 10th Street, adjacent to Lions Park. The area is also ideal for informal hiking and picnic activities. The park is a 2010 Starburst Award Winner for outstanding use of Colorado Lottery Funds. Mountain bike trails are in play at the Golden Bike Park at Tony Grampsas Sports Complex, 4471 Salvia St., Golden. The mountain-bike-

only trails include a downhill flow trail, bi-directional access trail, skills area and beginner pump track. Just up the road along Interstate 70, rafting businesses offer various packages. And of course, just off I-70 there is a spectacular view from atop Lookout Mountain, where adventurers can take in the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. The Lariat Loop Byway, a 40-mile route, retraces the motoring adventures of the early 1920s and encompasses numerous sights to see along the way. For more information, visit www.lariatloop. com.

And don’t forget Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. It’s not just for concerts, it’s a great place to hike. For general information, call 303-697-4939. Arvada has about 140 parks and more than 100 miles of trails. The city has two disc golf courses: Memorial Park Disc Golf, 8001 West 59th Ave., and Bird’s Nest Disc Golf, 17925 West 64th Parkway. There are numerous dog parks in the area, including the popular West Arvada Dog Park next to Bird’s Nest Disc Golf course. Visit arvada. org, and

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Will head to Indiana to compete in national competition By Clarke Reader

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Exemplary Awards Ceremony was May 9 in the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility building. Among those honored were numerous Sheriff’s Department employees who helped respond to the mass shooting in an Aurora theater last year. Sheriff’s Deputies who responded to the scene of the shooting, who were given awards for their service, from left, Sgt. Kelly England, Jeremy Mayns, Chase Walker, Andy Dillman, Chris Blanchard, and Sgt. Dan Silva. Photo by Glenn Wallace

Better yet, knock ’em alive I am sure that most of you, if not all of you, are all familiar with the statement, “knock ‘em dead.” It is usually given as a well-wish or send-off for someone about to give a performance or a speech. Many years ago a good friend of mine, Bryan Flanagan, changed it a little so that it was more encouraging, and he enthusiastically says it this way, “Knock ‘em alive!” The cool thing is that it has become more than just a well-wish or inspirational encouraging send-off — Bryan uses it many times as we say our goodbyes. Many of you who know me personally or through this column are aware that I have stolen Bryan’s line on more than one occasion. OK, maybe not stolen, but certainly borrowed. I just love the thought about leaving a person or an audience more inspired and motivated than they were before we spent our time together. I want to knock ‘em alive! There have been many times in my life where I was either dragging bottom or feeling low. Or maybe I was stuck or stalled, hitting a plateau and needed someone to come along and knock me alive. And I have to tell you that it felt and feels incredible when it happens. Have you ever thought about it? Have you thought about what a person or group might feel like when you leave their presence? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could have that kind of impact on a person, group, or situation? I mean it’s truly wonderful, especially when someone, anyone, brightens our day or leaves a positive impact that changes our moment, our hour, our day or even our week or month just by some gesture, kind word, or smile. They knock us alive. The sentence is so obvious for a speaker or performer, no one really wants to knock their audience out, do they?

Michael Fladung knows exactly what it’s like to go head-to-head with someone in Pokémon battle — and come out the victor. The sixteen-year-old proved his mettle in a Pokémon video game battle— playing Black and White Versions 2 of the game — in the spring regional event in Salt Lake City on April 14. He placed first out of hundreds of competitors in the 16-and-older bracket. “The spring regionals brought some awesome competition and we’re excited for even more competitive fun at the upcom-

ing Pokémon U.S. National Championships,” said J.C. Smith, director of consumer marketing for The Pokémon Company International. Fladung will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., for the national championships July 5-7, with a shot at the world championships in Vancouver, Canada, in August. “I took the first two weeks off after Salt Lake for a break, but I’m getting back into playing seriously for training,” Fladung said. “I’m testing out to see which Pokémon works best against what.” There are separate tournaments for Pokémon Cards, which Fladung said get bigger crowds, but he prefers the video game. Fladung started playing the video game in 2009, but didn’t really start playing competitively until 2012, when a friend told him about the competition, and

he joined with only one month’s practice. That attempt didn’t go too well but it inspired him to spend the next year practicing, gearing up in January for the April bout. “The competition began with seven rounds and I came out of that with 6 wins and one loss, which got me into the top 8,” Fladung said. “From there I was undefeated, and ended up winning.” For training Fladung plays at least a couple hours a day, challenging players online to work on his strategy, which he says is key to winning. “In the tournament you get six Pokémon total, and have to pick four for each competition,” he said. “Each Pokémon has things that they’re good at, so you have to strategize when you see who your opponent will be using.”

More regional news in a Hurry League of Women Voters to host legislative wrap-up meeting No, we want them alive, responsive, cheering, and laughing or crying, or maybe even laughing so hard they are crying. In every situation we are looking for that spark, that reaction. And I think that is why I believe the way Bryan Flanagan changed the phrase is such a fitting and powerful way to say goodbye and not just to be used before someone goes on stage. Just imagine how much better each and every goodbye would be if we left one another with, “knock ‘em alive” after every encounter. This is one of those simple things that we can all do that doesn’t require us to be a motivational speaker, performer, or coach. We can just change one little thing that we do, add one tiny yet powerful statement to our communications, and we can make such a positive impact in our families, with our friends, in the community and who knows, maybe just maybe knocking ‘em alive here in Colorado could lead to someone having an impact in other states and around the world. You just never know the power and reach that words can have. I would love to hear all about how you plan to knock ‘em alive at gotonorton@, and as we all make that effort it will certainly be a better than good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of


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The League of Women Voters will discuss the details of a number of bills passed by the Colorado legislature and how those bills will affect residents. The League plans to meet 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Sportline, 6543 Wadsworth Blvd. Bills to be discussed include civil unions, voting rights, gun control, health care, higher education, fiscal opportunity, reproductive choice and juvenile direct file. For more information, call 720-8980821.

Arvada West senior runner-up for DAR Good Citizen award

Cord Hansen, a senior at Arvada West High School, is the runner-up for the state’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen award. The DAR Good Citizens Committee

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Session over, where do we go now? The Colorado General Assembly’s 2013 session came to a close last week without the extra-innings drama of the previous year. No doubt, much was accomplished over the past four months by the Democrat-controlled Legislature, including approval of some high-profile pieces of legislation. Civil unions? Check. (Unlike last year, there would be no last-minute theatrics over a bill approving these.) Numerous gun-control measures? Check. Overhaul of Colorado’s election rules? Check. Mass frustration by Senate and House Republicans? Check.

our view A statement released by the Colorado Republican Party the day after the session’s end called it “the most divisive and partisan in the state’s history.” We’re not sure where to rank the session on the all-time list, but it certainly was both very divisive and very partisan. It also was very predictable. November’s elections ensured one-party control in Colorado. With a House, Senate and gover-

question of the week

Will the Rockies improve this season?

Last year the Colorado Rockies didn’t have the most successful season. But with new manager, Walt Weiss, and new players on the roster, we asked people at several north metro locations whether they thought the Rockies will improve this season.

I really hope they improve this year. Having a new manager and fresh players can really make a difference. Lindsay Yoxsimer

Absolutely. They have a new young third baseman who will bring a lot to the team and I think if Tulowitzki can stay healthy and hopefully the pitching team can stay healthy, the Rockies will have a better shot this year. Phillip Dieterle

I think we have a huge opportunity for a great season this year. We’ve added key staff and players that should get us through to the postseason, as long as our bull pen stays healthy. After last season there is only up. Jake Reimers

I think the Rockies will do better this year. With a new manager you never know what he can bring and what can happen. Kyle Thompson

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nor united, little could stand in the way of getting bills passed, controversial or not — a single vote from the other party or not. And while the session was not without some solid examples of bipartisan legislation, Democrats were prolific with their newfound power. “You may not agree with everything we’re doing, but you can’t say we’re not doing anything,” Democratic Rep. Dominick Moreno told Colorado Community Media legislative reporter Vic Vela in April. We’re not using this space to call out the Democratic Party. Republicans likely would also have taken full advantage of such a position. Democrats worked together and accomplished what they felt was right.

But one-party control in a state that is about as purple as it gets has us wondering if Colorado’s residents were best served by this past legislative session. On the state’s active voting rolls as of May 1 there were 915,793 Republicans, 875,926 Democrats and 862,050 unaffiliated voters. That’s not far from one-third each. Those figures make it tough to believe that either party’s platform can adequately represent the constituency as a whole. Clearly, consensus is elusive in Colorado, but if nothing else, the 2013 session was a test of the tastes of the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters. Theirs is the critique that will matter most when they speak at the polls in 2014.

Compulsion to constantly ‘add’ usually ends up backfiring Don’t you love it when life gives you little reminders of things that you know, but, for some reason, continue to forget? For instance, I’ve been trying to prepare my music groups for concerts the past several weeks. And, with one of them, I was trying to work in six fairly challenging pieces of music. But last week, in what was actually a moment of frustration, I cut the list down to four. Voila! The group came together around these four pieces of music, and the concert came off great ... if I do say so myself. This little reminder about “Addition by Subtraction” is brought to you by the School of Life Lessons and the letter “Duh.” Let me see if this sounds familiar: I spend way too much of my life chasing the next thing, trying to get in one more something, and it causes a lot of unnecessary stress. In the case of the concert, I was trying to squeeze in extra songs that I thought my students would enjoy, but which we really didn’t have enough time to prepare properly. This afternoon, I looked down at my watch and said “I have five minutes — I think I can get the dinner started,” which, in turn, made me late for my next lesson, which made me late for the next thing, and so on ... I once was working with a group that had enormous talent and unrealized potential, but it also had a few destructive personalities in it. In my desire to maximize that potential, I allowed those destructive personalities to stay in the group; in time, those personalities did more harm to the group than the talent ever would have done good. My compulsion to constantly “add” usually ends up backfiring. My parents always had a great perspective on this. We never, it seems, simply “lived within our means;” they always lived within their resources, including their time and their energies.

We had a very nice house, but it was probably still not as much as they could have afforded; I never remember my parents buying a brand new car; and when they came home from work, with the exception of church activities, they were home to be parents. It seemed so simple, and yet we were a very happy family. We have a hard time keeping things simple in this day and age. We’re told “you can have it all,” and so we really try to have it all. But, by every measure, we’re not any happier having it all. People who remember to subtract the unnecessary have lives that may not look like what we dream for ourselves all the time, but they also don’t have the constant scowl on their faces, the rushed pace to their gait, or the obsessive need to check in with their daytimers and text messages. Maybe, start looking at life like you’re sculpting from a block of granite. Chip away, chisel down all the stuff that’s in the way of your ‘perfect life,’ whether it’s “friends,” expenses, or habits, and start to imagine what is essential, and leave only that much. See if somewhere on the other side of subtraction is a happier life. 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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sk L a k e wo o d High School pr i nc ipa l Ron Castagna about the graduating class of 2013, and he will speak about the diversity of students’ achievements this year. “We’ve had some really outstanding accomplishments this year, and have a great deal of positive pride” he said. “Athleti-

cally the students have done really well, and we had students go out there and do some great projects.” The class, which has earned nearly $15 million in scholarship funds, will walk across the stage at the University of Colorado Events Center on May 24. Science at the high school was a leader this year, with the school’s science team taking the top place in the Colorado High School Science Bowl. The team defeated 42 other teams at the competition on Jan. 26 at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. The team only had one loss, against Cheyenne Mountain High School. Castagna added that some students were able to work with NASA on a project as well. The students have also been very involved in the community, and the school’s Breathe Easy team was a leader in tobacco use prevention and healthier living. This kind of leadership represents what the school strives to see in its stu-

COMMENCEMENT DETAILS LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25, the University of Colorado events center TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 2,010 GRADUATING CLASS SIZE: 475 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS: Hannah Hunter - president, Ellen Conrad - senator, Caleb Kimball - senator. Student Body Officers: Madison Hawkinson - president, Nishann Miller - vice president, Izabel Aguiar - treasurer. MASCOT: Tigers CLASS SONG: “We Are Family” by

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CLASS MOTTO: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman CLASS COLOR: Black and orange dents. “Here we are a family, and we make sure to treat each other with respect,” Castagna said. “They’re a good, focused group of kids with some lofty goals, and they will serve well as our future leaders.”

Green Mountain grads on the pathway By Clarke Reader creader@ourcoloradonews. com


raduates in the Class of 2013 at Green Mountain High School will be accomplishing a first when they walk across the Red Rocks Amphitheatre stage on May 23.


Executive committee: Amanda Adcock - student body president, Noha Kikhia, student body vice president. Grace Mueller, senior class president; Emmy Bennett, senior class vice president; Chloe Anderson, senior class secretary; Olivia Faydenko, senior class treasurer. Student senators: Connor Effrein, Jake Hastings and Brian Long.

MASCOT: Ram CLASS SONG: “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons CLASS MOTTO: Stay Classy CLASS COLOR: Black and gold

The seniors are the fi rst class to have gone through the school’s Academies program, which are: • Arts, humanities and performance; • Business and global studies; • Health and human services; • Science, technology, engineering and math. The academies allow educators and students a better way to channel their academic interests and passions. “We added 16 new classes to go with the 14 pathways st udents can choose,” said principal Colleen Owens. “It’s amazing to see how well these students did in the program.” Owens noted that most academy schools begin that way, but Green Mountain transitioned into it, making the accomplishment that much more rewarding. More than 40 students have a 4.0 GPA or higher, and the school boasts one Boet tcher Scholarship winner. Students have been accepted to colleges the country over, and some will travel

far from home for the next chapter of their lives. Owens said that the academies program helped students prepare for the outside world, by encouraging community involvement as part of their courses. “Students did things like career exploration, and we had a chance to work with the West Chamber, so students were able to work with people they normally wouldn’t have access to,” she said. The school hosts a health fair that has a lot of interest and participation from the community. “It’s hard to say goodbye, but the great thing about Green Mountain is we see a lot of these students again,” said Owens, an alumna of Green Mountain. “They come back and visit, and it’s great to see them being successful.”

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lameda High School students who take the stage at Boettcher Concert Hall on May 21 to receive their diplomas will also be accomplishing a first for the school. Members of the 2013 graduating class will be the first students who completed the entire International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum program, from elementary school through high school. The IB continuum begins in elementary school with the primary years program, then moves on to the middle years program in grades 7 through 10, and finishes up with the diploma program for high school juniors and seniors. The program begins at Patterson Elementary, continues on at O’Connell Middle School and finishes at Alameda. “The Alameda area is the only one that has the entire continuum,” said Principal Susie Van Scoyk. “Not only that, but Alameda and O’Connell are the only high school and middle schools that have the

authorized IB program.” This past school year is another banner year for graduate rates. Alameda has increased its graduation rate from 74 to 89 percent, which was the highest increase in all the local Lakewood schools. Alameda has plenty to be proud of this year. Not only did graduates do extremely well in both academics and athletics, but arts and extracurricular activities also performed extremely well for the school. Senior Stephen Sautel took the top prize in both creative storytelling and humorous interpretation at the Colorado High School Activities Association’s (CHSAA) tournament at Heritage High School Jan. 25-26. Van Scoyk also added that the school’s instrumental music program made some great leaps forward this year. “We have a very wellrounded class, and that’s a part of the IB program,” she said. “We want to strength-

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CommenCement Details AlAmedA HigH ScHool commencement: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Boettcher Concert Hall totAl enrollment: 773 grAduAting clASS Size: 142 Senior clASS officerS:

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No denying D’Evelyn Students achieving much in the classroom and beyond By Glenn Wallace gwallace@ourcoloradonews. com


e had a g reat year here,” said D’Evelyn High School Principal Terry Elliott. Accolades back that statement. The Class of 2013 posted the best non-charter school ACT scores in the state.

CommenCement Details D’EvElyn HigH ScHool commEncEmEnt: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Center for the Performing Arts. total EnrollmEnt: 623 graDuating claSS SizE: 137 SEnior claSS officErS:

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Four seniors were National Merit Scholarship finalists. National publications again ranked D’Evelyn as one of the top 10 schools in the state. The school’s 2012 graduates also bestowed the school with another honor — D’Evelyn graduates had the lowest college remediation class rates of all state schools. That means students with D’Evelyn diplomas were the least likely to have to retake high school level coursework in college. “We’re excited about that, because it proves that were getting our students ready for that post-high school setting,” Elliott said. Success at the school extended beyond the classroom as well. The girls’ basketball team was the runner-up state champ in Class 4A for the second year in a row. D’Evelyn’s girls’ soccer team and boys’ baseball team are both in the spring playoffs as well. The marching band dominated, repeating as division 2A state champs.

“Overall, in the classroom, on the field, in the community, we just really had students thriving,” Elliott said. That across-the-board success is thanks to a positive attitude in the halls of D’Evelyn, Elliot said. He added that strong parent involvement has been an “overwhelming norm” this year, and also contributed to this year’s class’s overall success. Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney held a rally at the school in the fall, which Elliott said was a great opportunity to show students part of the democratic process up close. Student Body President Sarah Porter helped introduce Romney. Months later Porter received a letter of recognition from President Obama for her volunteer work in the community. Elliott said he was particularly impressed with this year’s senior class. “They had these lifeguard shirts made up that said. ‘We’re on duty now.’ They really did look out for the rest of the student body this year. It’s a very supportive bunch,” Elliott said.

High School commencements Alameda 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 Boettcher Concert Hall Arvada West 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 CU Events Center Pomona 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23 CU Events Center Green Mountain 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Rod Rocks Amphitheatre Golden 9 a.m. Friday, May 24

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK What is the most challenging part of what you do? What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a Ron Staadt, GRI, CRS I find it sad that people have lost their homes due to job house? Broker/Owner

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Where were you born? I was born in Ottawa, Kansas and moved to Colorado when I was four. How long have you lived in the area? My wife (Bonnie) and I dated in high school, were married when we were 19 and moved to Arvada. What do you like most about it? We have always enjoyed being close to the mountains to camp and ski.

Spiff up your home as inexpensively as possible to maximize your profit. Paint, cleaning, trimming bushes and lawn can help a lot. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? If younger, buy a home large enough to expand for the future. If older, buy a main floor master. Stay in your home for the long term if possible and get it paid off, so, you can afford to stay in it for retirement. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? We were doing a final walk through prior to closing and were next to the escape window in the basement and a rattlesnake was coiled and ready to strike in the window well. The buyers asked me what I was going to do. I told them, I will tell the builder and they will remove it. This was my fourth adventure with snakes,

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

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Estate/Yard Sale

7301 Canosa Court, Westminster Friday May 17th 9am-3pm & Saturday May 18th 9am-1pm Household, Bedspreads, Afghans, Linens, Furniture, Garage Items, Tools, Luggage and much more! Garage Sale Furniture, appliances, toys, tools, much more! May 17th 18th 8-1 3438 Shire Circle Castle Rock Garage/Yard Sale 10160 West 64th Avenue (64th & Lee) 1 week 5/17-5/25 8am

Annual Garage Sale Located between Orchard Rd & Arapahoe on Holly St, Centennial May 17th & 18th 8AM -3PM

Gigantic Moving Sale EVERYTHING MUST GO!

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Moving Liquidation Sale

Equestrian, Fine Art, Household, Tools, Antique and Contemporary Furniture and much more! May 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th 9am-4pm 9188 Inspiration Drive, Parker 80138 Moving Sale Parker 8406 Bluegrass Cir Fri 5/17 & Sat 5/18 9am 3 pm Bikes, many new health books, supplements at cost, holiday items, yard equipment, much more

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Community Garage Sale Parker Co Saturday May 18, 8am-3pm Stop by 11501 Wray Court

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Neighborhood Garage Sale Double E Ranch Subdivision 12915 W 77th Drive, Arvada Sat., May 18, 7:30-1:30 electronics, furnishings, dishes, tools, jewelry, antiques, clothing


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Yard Sale May 17th & 18th 8-4 Englewood Area Corona & Dartmouth Jewelry, Dressers, plus much more! 60 years of collectables

Estate Sales Estate Sale 3 day sale starting May 17 Great for new families! Everything goes, furniture, linens, tools, office supplies, electronics, trunks, picnic tables/bench, 1610 S Chase St Lakewood Gigantic Estate Sale Over 45 years of things to sell! May 17, 18, and 19 8 am to 4 pm everyday! Items include tools, medical equipment, car parts, patio and lawn items, furniture, toys, holiday decor, linens, a slide-in camper, and lots of household items! The house is also for sale!

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Best Guard Dog! Central Asian Shepherd. 5 month old. SALE! Best Offer price!

Household Goods 38x12x75" china cabinets, 23 Stag Horn frosted glasses, 15 brandy snifters, cranberry & gold different glasses $600 Marty (303)995-2995 Fine China 22k gold leaf pattern. Serves 12, extra pieces (75 total) $150 Gold flatware service for 8 including beautiful gold storage case. $75. Light wood rocking chair w/pad $25 303-770-4585

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Misc. Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE On May 21, 2013, International Business Acquisitions, Inc. will conduct a public sale of the personal property of a sushi/hibachi restaurant located at 10440 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood, Colorado 80112. The sale will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the offices of Bloom Murr Accomazzo & Siler, PC, 410 17th Street, Suite 2400, Denver, Colorado. The items to be sold are available for inspection at 10440 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood, Colorado 80112 on May 20, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Inspections will not be permitted at any other time. The items will be sold only as a lot. Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201

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Measuring how household choices impact the earth

By Glenn Wallace ∙


ou may recognize your footprint, but your “carbon” footprint? The term “carbon footprint” refers to the size of a person, building, organization or event’s impact upon the earth, as measured by the greenhouse gases that it generates. Frank Rukavina, sustainability director of National Renewable Energy Labs in Golden, points out that a carbon footprint calculation also measures greenhouse gases that are not carbon. Sulfur hexafluoride for instance, has a 25-times greater greenhouse effect than the same amount of carbon dioxide. “Even water acts as a greenhouse gas,” Rukavina said. “But when we look at GHG, we convert them all to a carbon equivalent.” That is because carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas. It stays in the atmosphere for a long time, and it is the one directly pumped into the atmosphere by smoke stacks and exhaust pipes. The average “footprint” for a home in Lakewood is about 48.5 tons of carbon dioxide a year. ”It’s just not prudent to be doing this dumping of carbon into the atmosphere. It’s slowly heating up the planet and intensifying weather,” said Steve Stevens, a Golden resident, antique bicycle collector and conservation activist. The vast majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is pumping enough greenhouse gas into the atmosphere that the world is heating up at a record pace.

Big feet Measuring the carbon footprint of any given thing is dif-

Twelve Topics



This Week: Carbon Footprint

ficult. For a household, Rukavina says the measurement has to include three levels of GHG production: • Scope one — Direct carbon put into the air by the car you drive, or your fireplace chimney; • Scope two — Indirect carbon, notably the coal-fired power plant that provides the electricity for your home; • Scope three — Associated household expenses like the carbon cost of the goods and services a family uses, and the treating of its wastewater. The typical Jefferson County resident’s biggest single carbonproducing activity is driving, accounting for 10 tons of CO2 a year. As a category, however, home costs (construction, water, natural gas, electricity) are a bigger lump of carbon. For the last few years, Stevens has turned his 1970s-era home into a showcase for sustainability. He added inches of insulation to all exterior walls, installed solar panels capable of producing more than enough electricity for his home and electric car, and expanded the south face of his home to create a “catch it and keep it” passive solar heating system, which reduced his heating costs by 95 percent. All told, Stevens estimates his household has a negative carbon impact. Though he saves more than

Steve Stevens of Golden climbs into part of the the upper portion of his passive solar heating room, which doubles as a drying rack for fruits and herbs. The space, which can reach up to 140 degrees in winter, helps generate warm air that is circulated through the house. In summer months, windows are open and the circulator fan is turned off to let the unwanted heat vent out. The lower level of Steven’s passive solar heating room doubles as a sunroom/workout space. Photo by Glenn Wallace a thousand dollars a year on utility costs, Stevens said he chooses to focus on the moral and environmental reasons for reducing his carbon footprint. ”Carbon dioxide is invisible, so people don’t really pay attention to it. But oil and gas companies are treating the sky as a

An average household in Lakewood produces 48.5 metric tons of carbon a year

Travel 30% Food 14% Housing 30%

Goods & Services 26%

Data source: University of California, Berkeley Cool Climate Network

sewer,” Stevens said.

Drop a shoe size The good news about carbon footprints are that small changes can have big effects, and often mean cost savings as well. There are many carbon footprint calculators online that can help. The one used for this story can be found at coolclimate. Many of these calculators include carbon-reducing recommendations. Buying a more fuel-efficient car costs a lot at first, but means 1.7 tons less carbon a year and hundreds of dollars of ongoing savings. Eating a healthier “low carbon” diet — less meat and dairy and more fruit, vegetables, and cereal — can save carbon, money, and the waistline. Home improvement projects can reduce, or in Stevens’ case, even reverse carbon impacts. There are tools available for improving homes. The NREL website www.nrel. gov features a map that shows the best regions for collecting solar or wind power. Most electric utility companies, including Xcel Energy, offer cash rebates to home owners who have energy audits done. The audits can identify spots

CUT THE CARBON FOOTPRINT EASY FIXES CHECKLIST  Carpool/Bike/Bus to work  Properly maintain vehicles  Switch to CFL or LED light bulbs  Line-dry clothes  Buy local goods  Nudge thermostat up in summer  Thermostat down a notch in winter Improve attic insulation  Replace appliances with highefficiency models

of wasted energy. Angelo Vialtando, an Xcelcertified energy auditor from Westminster, said that contracting companies like his own (AFV Inc./Extreme Energy Solutions) can provide a cost-benefit list of potential home improvement projects for homeowners to improve their energy efficiency. ”If you’re utility bills are high, or if you’re uncomfortable, too hot or too cold and feel like there’s a draft, there probably is, and you should get an audit,” Vialtando said.

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State offers new online fishing resource Special to The Sentinel

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never picked up a rod, finding a place to fish in Colorado has never been easier. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched several new tools for anglers. The Colorado Fishing Atlas, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for

the family, remote fly fishing or ice fishing. Additional information such as handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages, license agents and Gold Medal waters is included overlaid on top of Bing street maps, U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps or high-resolution color aerial photography. The atlas also includes a printable “Fishing Resource Report” that provides nearby state and federal management agency offices, emergency facilities, campgrounds and fishing license agents. The Atlas can be found online through the fishing page on Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at New users of the Colorado Fishing Atlas

can also watch short video tutorials that explain the system. In addition to the new interactive Colorado Fishing Atlas, Colorado anglers can now share tips, share recipes, get the latest conditions, find a fishing buddy, find a fishing clinic, ask questions, or post pictures of their latest catch on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing page on Facebook. Facebook users can find and “like” the new page by searching for “CPW Fishing” or by going to If Twitter is your social media platform of choice, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (@ COParksWildlife) has launched a Twitter feed for anglers.

This man holds a 41.5 pound lake trout he caught in Blue Mesa Reservoir. The new Colorado Fishing Atlas, offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, tells anglers where they can find fishing opportunities Courtesy photo from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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Museum shares powerful photos

Mary (Paige Larson), left, and Mike (Kurt Brighton) – her married doctor boyfriend – try to comfort Teresa (Lisa DeCaro) in “The Memory of Water” playing at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Photos courtesy of Sarah Roshan

Ripplesof memory Miners Alley’s latest focuses on family, the past By Clarke Reader


here’s nothing like a funeral to bring out the best and worst in a family, oftentimes to both tragic and hilarious effect.

Sisters (from left to right) Teresa (Lisa DeCaro), Mary (Paige Larson) and Catherine (Emily Paton Davies) go through their mothers effects in “The Memory of Water,” currently on stage at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Courtesy of Sarah Roshan

“The Memory of Water,” the latest production at the Miners Alley Playhouse, shows how three sisters come together after the death of the their mother and examines how memory changes over time. The play will be staged through May 26 at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. “I came across the script a couple years ago, but it wasn’t right for what I was doing at the time, so it’s been on the back burner for a while,” said Paige Larson, Miners Alley artistic director and an actor in the show. “For our last season (as artistic director) I came back to it and thought it was just a great story — funny, poignant and lovely.” The story takes place in England in the 1990s, as eldest daughter Teresa (Lisa DeCaro), middle child Mary (Larson) and youngest daughter Catherine (Emily Paton Davies) gather together for the first time in a long time because of their mother Vi’s (Deborah Curtis) funeral. The sisters don’t really get along, Larson said, and they all have different and conflicting memories of their childhoods, which causes a lot of friction and misunderstanding as they try to sort out their past lives and how it shaped their futures. As if dealing with old family issues wasn’t enough, Frank (Matthew BloodSmyth), Teresa’s husband and Mike (Kurt Brighton), a married doctor with whom Mary has been having a five year affair, also show up for the funeral. “The subject sounds really heavy and it has it’s moments, but there is just a lot of great British humor in it,” Larson said. “The sisters constantly pick at each other, and it’s in this great snarky way.” The play is directed by John Arp, in his second time directing at the theater. Arp is primarily known for his work as an actor, which gives him a unique ap-

IF YOU GO WHAT: “The Memory of Water” WHERE: Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden WHEN: Through May 26, Fridays and Saturdays -

7:30 p.m.; Sundays - 6 p.m.

COST: $19-29.50 INFORMATION: 303-935-3044 or www.

preciation for the talent performing in “Memory.” “We have an incredible group of people and they all have tremendous credits,” he said. “They all bring heartfelt and really funny performances to the show.” Arp also said that one of the benefits of spending the majority of his career as an actor is as a director he is able to know what actors need to draw out good performances. “I know that actors need consistency, but also need to be able to find their own creativity,” he said. “They need to have a sense of what feels good for the character.” Larson said that she uses her own family history and dynamics in creating her character, but it also helps that the play is so well written and structured. “Everyone really runs the full gamut,” she said. “Each sister has a real emotional moment, but then the humor comes back in. It’s kind of a laugh so you don’t cry thing.” For Arp, what stands out about “Memory of Water” is the balance it strikes between comedy and poignancy. “People are going to laugh, but there are some truly lovely moments in there as well,” he said. For tickets and more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit

History Colorado kicks off a summer of exploration of local and national military history at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, with the opening of “The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute” on May 25, continuing through Sept. 2. This national traveling exhibition features 116 enlarged photographs that capture images of American soldiers, beginning on the Civil War battlefields in 1861 when the new medium of photography first documented the grim realities of war, to the war in Iraq. “Spanning nine wars, I’ve often wondered what the exhibition photographs have in common,” said exhibition curator Cyma Rubin. “These photographs have power. They have an ability to reach people ... each image has a life of its own.” For complete information, go to www.

Drew crew

Comedy Works South at the Landmark has landed a big fish: Television personality/actor Drew Carey will perform there on June 21 and 22. Show times are at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. both days. Ticket prices are $26 per person. Advance tickets are available by calling 720-274-6800 or online at www.

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Quarters for Kids, the annual event founded by Tammy and the late Noel Cunningham, will continue holding its annual fundraising campaign despite the recent closure of Strings restaurant. Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, a new venture for Lotus Concepts at 2015 Market St., has stepped into the Cunninghams’ sizable shoes to acknowledge the fundraising efforts and honor the children with a private breakfast on May 10. Quarters for Kids is a school-based program where students raise quarters to help provide breakfast for residents at the Volunteers of America Brandon Center for Battered and Homeless Women and their children. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will Conti recognize the efforts of area students, KOSI-101 radio personality Murphy Netw Huston will emcee the event and Denver conv Nuggets mascot Rocky will entertain the this m students. divaAccording to VOA legend, 22 years ago Hall Noel discovered — after talking to VOA’s com Jim White — that the cost to feed break- cepti fast to a child living in one of Denver’s told home shelters was 25 cents. The idea that had t such a small amount of change could graci make such a difference motivated Noel toinvit start the Quarters for Kids campaign. Sum While this year’s campaign ended in tion April, schools and students can plan to are h participate next April. For more informa- to th tion, go to some and r More Dish on Oprah the c When I wrote two weeks ago that an Ms. W inside source had “dished” about Oprah Disc Winfrey’s upcoming appearance at the pleas Denver-based satellite company Dish we lo time Parker continues on Page 23mon So


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THURSDAY/MAY 16 EDIBLE LANDSCAPING Learn about edible landscape plants

and practices so you can create your own beautiful, productive landscape in this free class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Topics include plant choices, soil preparation and efficient watering for drought conditions, as well as design, planning and maintenance. The focus will be on vegetables, with some edible flowers. Register in advance by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at 303-450-8935 or

THURSDAY/MAY 16 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL The city and the Northglenn Police Department will host a memorial to honor Northglenn Police Cpl. E.B. Rains Jr. and other peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The fallen officer memorial candlelight vigil is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. In 1984, Rains responded to a call at a city residence, where he was shot. Webster Lake Park was renamed E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park the next year. THURSDAY/MAY 16 BLENDED FAMILIES Join Integrative Counseling to learn how to improve the functioning of your blended family and learn evidence-based parenting concepts and practical tips for implementation. The workshop is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 120, Golden. Childcare is available on site. Register at on the Workshop page. For more information, or to register over the phone, call 303-500-3266. TO MAY 19 LIFE X 3 11 Minutes Theatre Company presents “Life X 3” by Yasmina Reza. Do you believe in déjà vu, or just wish that we could have a do-over? Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, from May 19, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Email or call 720-333-3499 for reservations. Cash and checks only. MONDAY/MAY 20 GENTLE YOGA Living Water Spiritual Community will offer

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

TUESDAYS MAY 21, 28 FAMILY CAREGIVER workshops Are you caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about what causes dementia and the signs to watch for a free Alzheimer’s family caregiver workshops from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May at Home Instead Senior Care, 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Call 303-389-5700; RSVP by the Friday before the workshop you want to attend. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/MAY 16-17 GOLDEN HIGH School: The school’s music department presents

its pops concert 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 MAY 23 COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s next Community Coffee is Thursday, May 23. We’ll talk about the legislative session. Community coffees take place twice on the fourth Thursday of each month. The Arvada coffee is from 8-9 a.m. (time change) at La Dolce Vita in Olde Town Arvada, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. The Westminster coffee is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. FRIDAY/MAY 27 LEGION EVENTS American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events:

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Network’s annual retailer convention in San Antonio this month and had made diva-like demands, John Hall with Dish corporate communications took exception to what the insider told me. Here’s what Hall had to say: “Oprah Winfrey graciously accepted our invitation to join our Team Summit retailer convention later this month. We are happy to welcome her to the Dish family to spend some time with employees and retailers from across the country. As partners, Ms. Winfrey, OWN and Discovery have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our time together later this month.” So there!

MEMORIAL DAY ceremony and parade: Ceremony is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the west end of the Arvada Cemetery. Parade is at 11 a.m. from 60th Avenue and Lamar Street to 53rd and Marshall Street. Both events are presented by the Arvada VFW and American Legion.

RECURRING EVENTS DOG TRAINER Become a dog trainer with Misha May Founda-

tion Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information.

ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or RECURRING THROUGH MAY CHOIR AUDITIONS Auditions for P’zazz Children’s Choir and

Dynamix Singers will take place from 3-6 p.m. daily through May. P’zazz is for singers ages 9-12. Singers should prepare the StarSpangled Banner, sung a cappella. The choir meets from 4:14-6:15 p.m. Mondays at Studio, 11905 W. 107th Ave., Broomfield. Dynamix is for singers ages 13-18, and singers should prepare a song with a CD track and the Star-Spangled Banner. The choir meets from 4:14-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Studio. Visit www. for information, or call Jeannie Card for audition appointment, 303-466-8275.

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 17 FIREHOUSE QUILTS is looking for quilt entries for its eighth annual quilt show to support its mission of helping children in crisis. The special theme this year is Patriotic, plus there are 13 other categories you can enter. The show will be July 19-20 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Final entries are due by June 21, but entries received by May 17 receive an early bird rate. All forms and instructions are available at www.firehousequilts. org; click on “Quilt Show” at the top. MAY 17 LUAU AS part of the Festive Friday series, ages 55 and older can head out to the pool patio for a luau lunch at noon Friday, May 17, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801. FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents

its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. May 17 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. 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. Contact Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-933-4964 or email

RABBI INSTALLATION Rabbi Joel Schwartzman will be installed as Rabbi Emeritus at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Congregation B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane. Refreshments will be provided following the service. Call 303-697-2668 or visit our website at for information. MAY 18 SKATESHOP APPRECIATION Square State Skate will have its

second annual Skateshop Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 18, at the 40,000-square-foot Arvada Skatepark. The day celebrates core, skater-owned skateshops in Colorado and around the county. Activities will include best trick contests, challenges, prizes, demos

Tuneful summer in Lone Tree

The second season of the outdoor concert series, Tunes on the Terrace, returns this summer at the Lone Tree Arts Center and tickets go on sale May 15. With 100-plus subscribers for the 350-seat venue, single tickets will be limited so you better grab them up before they’re gone. You can see six shows for just $85 on the lawn or $110 for reserved eating. Single tickets are priced between $15 and $25. LTAC Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson says, “I don’t think it’s a question of why people subscribe, it’s more why wouldn’t they? We’ve got top talent bringing a variety of concerts in a gorgeous venue.” The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be one of the top draws, when it performs a tribute to the Boston Pops on July 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter. org or call 720-509-1000.

Wheat Ridge welcomes pub

The Colorado Plus Brew Pub opened May 13 in the old Valente’s Italian Restaurant space in Wheat Ridge. Located at 6995 West 38th Avenue, Colorado Plus will feature 56 Colorado craft beers on tap and a full kitchen. Colorado Plus

from the shops’ riders, skate-related games and direct instruction for the younger kids. Community Skate Shop will host a barbecue and some of Square State Skate’s snack sponsors (from their Balanced Kids Initiative) will provide snacks. Contact Brian Ball at 720-394-5749 or e-mail Find us on the web at

MAY 18 PET ADOPTION — The 14th Counselors for Critters pet adop-

tion event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 18, at PETCO, 17132 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. This event is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bar Association and PETCO. More than 25 rescue group and shelters will be there with dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small animals. Call Diana Richett at 303-989-6295.

MAY 18 LANDFILL DAY — Free landfill day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, offers Northglenn residents an opportunity to dispose of items that are too large to fit in a polycart. Tires and appliances with Freon are not accepted at the landfill. Call for a special pick up for these items at 303-450-4004. All loads to the landfill must be covered. Proof of residency such as a driver’s license and/or current utility bill is required. Front Range Landfill is at 1830 Weld County Road 5, Erie. Call 303-450-4004 for more information.

MAY 18 ROCK CLIMBING — The Northglenn Recreational Alternative Programming series for ages 11-18 plans a rock climbing trip from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Red Rock Canyon. This lesson is open to any level of climber. Pack a lunch, wear athletic clothing, have sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Call 303-4508800 or go to to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. BABYSITTING CLASS — First-time babysitters ages 11-13 can take a class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The course teaches skills such as CPR, first aid, growth and development, safety, feeding, discipline, diapering and bathing. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. BASKETBALL CHALLENGE — Youth ages 9 to 14 can take on officers of the Northglenn Police Department in a good-natured basketball game as part of National Police Week. The Kops vs. Kids basketball challenge is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Immediately after, the cops will play against North Metro Fire Rescue firefighters in an exhibition. Sponsored by the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association. Call 303-450-8800 or go to to register. COMING SOON/MAY 18-19 UPCOMING CONCERT — West Side Chorale presents “One Voice, Many Songs” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada. For information and to buy tickets, call 720-232-7825 or visit RECURRING/THROUGH 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.

COMING SOON/MAY 19 ICE CREAM — May is National Preservation Month, and in celebration, the Northglenn Historic Preservation Foundation is having an enormous ice cream sundae that is free for the public. Also, enjoy music from the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and check out exhibits at the car show. Northglenn’s largest ice cream sundae will be served from 1 p.m. until the ice cream is gone, Sunday, May 19, at Stonehocker Farmhouse, 10950 Fox Run Parkway. For information, contact Mayor Joyce Downing at 720-232-4402

chef Doug Sattem plans to create fresh homemade sausages and gourmet sliders. Colorado Plus will have an outdoor beer garden and an art gallery upstairs featuring Wheat Ridge artist Terry Womble. In June, Colorado Plus plans to open a one-barrel nanobrewery and serve their beers at the eatery. Colorado Plus follows Wheat Ridge’s first beer maker, Brewery Rickoli,


COMING SOON/MAY 20 INVESTING EDUCATION — West Metro Real Estate investing education group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. Meet in classroom 1. COMING SOON/MAY 20 YOGA CLASS — Gentle Body-Mind Yoga specifically for beginners and those managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. A love offering will be taken. Email or call 720-9354000. COMING SOON/MAY 21 BUSINESS EXPO — The Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce business expo is from 5:50-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Come and network with gay and gay-friendly business professionals and owners. COMING SOON/MAY 21 PROSPERITY PICTURE — A free Long Term Care Insurance & Your Prosperity Picture class is offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The free class will go over two financial topics. First, learn about long-term care insurance, including options in funding a policy and what to look for when selecting a policy. Then, create your prosperity picture through a five-step system to manage your money, design your life and create your future. All attendees will be able to sit for a special Mother’s Day photo compliments of professional photographer Chris Douglas. Register in advance for these classes by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at jsanchez @ or 303-450-8935. COMING SOON/MAY 22 DEEKSHA — Experience the waves of crystalline sound and energetic healing of deeksha from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and pillow. Call 720-935-4000. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 22, ON WEDNESDAYS WILDLIFE ART — Discover wild animals from Australia, South America and Africa, from giant lizards and poisonous frogs to deadly snakes. Use a variety of fun art techniques to examine these fascinating inhabitants of our planet. The eight-week session for ages 6-12 meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to May 22 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Bring a healthy snack each week. Register by March 29 at Instructor is David Sullivan. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT — Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” through May 26. Visit, email brokenships@bmoca. org or call 303-443-2122 for information. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 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 www.minersalley. com for tickets. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. RECURRING/THROUGH 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.

which opened last year at 4335 Wadsworth Blvd. Valente’s Italian Restaurant closed in 2008 after 44 years on West 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge.


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Eavesdropping on Facebook: “I just ate a bite of wedding cake that was so good, it actually made me want to get married. Now that’s a darn good cake.”

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.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at or at 303-619-5209.


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D’Evelyn shocked by 30th seeded Windsor Faith Christian rolls; Farmers come up just short By Daniel Williams

dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com LAKEWOOD - In one of the biggest upsets in recent memory D’Evelyn baseball was bounced in their first game of districts Saturday on their home field. The No. 3 Jaguars were beaten by 30th seeded Windsor 9-3. Windsor went on to beat No. 14 Cheyenne Mountain 6-4 to win District 7 at D’Evelyn High School. D’Evelyn hadn’t lost in a month and was coming off nine straight wins. D’Evelyn (18-2, 13-1) ended its season as the 4A Jeffco league champion finishing five wins better than the next best team in their league. The Jaguars will graduate 10 seniors but have seven underclassmen returning.


Faith Christian again proved to be one of the best teams in 3A winning the district title on Saturday at Faith Christian High School. The No. 2 Eagles (18-2, 15-0) beat No. 31 The Academy 11-1 and then beat No. 18 The Classical Academy 9-2. The two senior Tyler’s — Tyler Tucker and Tyler Deven — both came up big for the Eagles each scoring twice in their win over The Academy. Faith Christian will now face Lamar Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Jackson Field in Greeley.


Wheat Ridge baseball lost a slugfest to Canon City 14-11 Saturday at Air Academy High School. Down 8-4 in the fifth inning, the No. 13 Farmers rallied and took a 10-8 lead. However, No. 22 Canon City would score three runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh putting an end to Wheat Ridge’s season. Wheat Ridge out hit Canon City 13-11 but the Tigers got a three-run home run from Jarred Mews that was the difference in the game. Still, the Farmers (10-10, 8-6) ended their season on the upswing winning eight straight games at one point after starting the season 1-4.


Lakewood’s season ended with a 7-3 loss Saturday at Regis Jesuit High School. The No. 25 Tigers (10-10, 4-4) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and got great pitching early

D’Evelyn junior Anthony Pederson admires a well hit ball. Photos by Daniel Williams but No. 5 Regis scored two runs in the fourth inning and three more runs in the fifth. Lakewood senior’s Riley Collins and George Coughlin each had multi-hit efforts. But three errors committed by the Tigers ended any chances they had at

a victory.


Green Mountain blew an opportunity to advance to the 4A state baseball tournament falling to No. 27 seed Mountain View 8-6 Saturday at Palmer

Ridge High School. After beating No. 22 Pueblo South 11-1 in their first game, the Rams came up short against Mountain View, who got two big upset wins to advance. The Rams hammered Pueblo South ending the game in five

innings. Green Mountain got out to a 4-2 lead but gave up five runs in the fifth inning and couldn’t recover. The Rams (13-8, 10-4) will lose just three seniors to graduation.



Irv Brown and Joe Williams are the longest-running sports talk tandem in the history of Denver radio. For more than 28 years, Irv Brown and Joe Williams have teamed to bring sports talk to fans in Denver. That tradition continues on Mile High Sports Radio.


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Farmers have the ram power in win over Green Mountain Unbeaten Rams sent packing early this season By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD - Shortchanged no longer. If there was a perception that this year’s version of Wheat Ridge ladies’ soccer isn’t as good as some of their championshipcaliber teams of the recent past that was squashed with their domination over another elite team on Friday night. In a game that seemed to never end, the No. 22 Farmers knocked undefeated No. 6 Green Mountain out of the second round of the state tournament with a 2-1 shootout victory at Lakewood Memorial Stadium. Green Mountain (12-1-1, 6-0-1) finished as runners up to the state champion last season but it was the Farmers that looked like the juggernaut in what might go down as the most dramatic game of the entire tournament. “We knew it would be tough but we also knew that we had what it took to go out and get a win like this,” Wheat Ridge coach Dan Watkins said. Wheat Ridge (12-4-1, 4-2-1) converted all five of their shootout goals with senior Elise Boisnard scoring the game-winner beating the Rams junior goaltender Lindsay Hendon after two overtimes. Wheat Ridge struck first midway through the first half when senior Macee Brewer scored beating Hendon who had given up only four goals the entire season. However, Green Mountain answered just minutes later when senior Jenn Brundson scored beating Farmers goaltender senior Carly Manahan. But that was the last time Manahan was beat in regulation and two overtimes, and she then went on to manhandle a very potent Green Mountain offense that scored 50 goals this season. Manahan then made the key save in a

‘We knew it would be tough but we also knew that we had what it took to go out and get a win like this.’ Coach Dan Watkins shootout that could have gone either way. “I love my teammates more than anything but if they make me play in another shootout I am going to kill them,” Manahan said. Friday night’s game was a rematch between a 0-0 tie that took place on April 3. That night Green Mountain controlled play and the Farmers would tell you they didn’t have their A-game. But in the more important rematch, Wheat Ridge dominated the action and advances to play Palmer Ridge, the same team that knocked them out of the tournament last season. “We lost so much from last season we weren’t sure what we were going to have coming back. But I am happy with what our girls have been able to accomplish this season,” Green Mountain coach Ken Fehr said. In a match between a No. 6 seed and a No. 22 seed technically the game was an upset. Green Mountain has turned its program into one of the elite teams in all of 4A. Despite graduating five seniors — who Wheat Ridge’s Maee Broer and Green Mountain’s MacKenzie Schallar battle for the ball. Photos by Daniel Williams all went on to play Division-I soccer — the Rams returned to form and went undefeated. The only blemish on their record was The Farmers have played in 20 state their 0-0 tie against the Farmers. reputation as one of the elite programs anplayoff games over the past five years. However, Wheat Ridge now firmly has a nually in 4A.



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Talent galore at track league championships Evergreen boys and girls team champs but most schools shine By Daniel Williams





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LAKEWOOD — Evergreen had the green light as they sped through Jeffco’s marquee track and field event. Both Evergreen’s boys and girls claimed team titles as the boys finished with a Jeffco best team score of 222 and the girls with a 193 at the Jeffco Track & Field League Championships Saturday at Jeffco Stadium. Chatfield finished with the best 5A boys team score with 175.5 points and the top 5A girls team was Lakewood with 175.5 points. D’Evelyn and Ralston Valley also produced notable team scores with the Jaguars’ boys finishing in fourth with 159 points and their girls in second with 199 points. The Mustangs’ boys finished in third with 176 points and their girls finished in fourth with 151 points. That included senior Hunter Price winning both the 5A high jump (604.00) and triple jump (43-03.00) events. D’Evelyn had 11 all-conference performers including Sarah Porter who was the discus champion with a throw of 106-02. Porter also took second in the shot put. “Our girls did a really good job as expected but our boys came out and stepped up and finished better than we could have anticipated. They were awesome, they had a great meet,” D’Evelyn coach Lisa Porter said. Wheat Ridge’s boys finished in 13th and their girls in seventh place. Junior Jessica Storey was as the fastest woman in 4A winning the 100 meter dash in 13.02. The Farmers also won the 200 me-

D’Evelyn senior Sarah Porter is 4A Jeffco’s discus champion. Photo by Photo courtesy of Lisa Porter ter dash when freshman Susan Whitney blew by the field in 27.11 But there wasn’t a Jeffco school that didn’t shine in one event or another during the meet. “There is a ton of track and field talent in Jeffco in both classes,” Pomona coach Jeff Donnell said. “Every single year the quality of talent continues to improve in our league.” Pomona’s boys took seventh and their girls took ninth. That included senior Damian Lockhart’s first-place shot put throw of 50 feet, 8 inches.

Not to be forgotten was the performances of multiple Golden athletes. The Demons’ boys finished fifth and their girls sixth, but they had numerous strong performances including junior Jessica King’s 4A title winning triple jump of 35-06.75. King also took second in the high jump. In addition, senior Alex Inscoe won the 100- and 200-meter dashes capping an incredible solo performance that included third in the 400 meter dash.

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Resident sews comfort into quilts for victims Arvada woman quilts more than 100 blankets for Ralston House children By Sara Van Cleve A local woman has turned her passion into a form of comfort for abused children. Margaret Dodson, 92, of Arvada has sewn nearly her entire life, but it wasn’t until last year she started making child-size quilts from her residence at Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home. “I love to sew and they let me have my sewing machine,” Dodson said. “I have lots of material and people bring in odds and ends.” In 2012 Dodson made 106 child-size quilts — all of which her son, Paul Dodson, took over the Ralston House, a nonprofit child advocacy center that provides a safe and comfortable environment for children who have been sexually or physically abused to receive help and tell their story. The blankets are given to children victims of sexual assault, said Ralston House Executive Director Don Moseley. “When they come into the medical exam room, instead of having to sit on those white paper covers like at a doctor’s office, they get to pick out a blanket they get to take with them,” Moseley said. “They lay on it for the exam. It’s a real form of comfort.” Dodson has faced multiple strokes and a heart attack over the past few years, but continues to sit at her sewing table, focusing on the needle of her sewing machine on a regular basis to help support children facing hard times. “(Helping children) gave me a reason for

Margaret Dodson, 92, of Arvada has sewn most of her life and has quilted more than 100 child-size quilts for Ralston House over the last year. Photo by Sara Van Cleve being here,” she said. “The good Lord must have planned it that way to keep me going on.” Paul Dodson said his mother faced various odds and ends with her health, but it didn’t stop her. “She bounced back and asked for her sewing machine,” Paul said. “She sews and reads vicariously now.” Dodson said she enjoys being able to use her talent to help children victims.

“I hope it gives them a new lease on life,” Dodson said. Last year, Dodson was averaging two or three blankets per week. In the beginning of April, she was working on her first two blankets of 2013. Without the volunteerism and donations of Dodson, the blankets would be an impossible luxury for Ralston House, Moseley said. “We could never afford them,” Mose-

ley said. “It’s so nice of her to provide extra comfort to the kids directly. It’s fun to see how excited they are to pick out a blanket. It makes each kid feel special.” Moseley said he is thankful for what Dodson does. “She spends a lot of time quilting these blankets, and she makes them so pretty and nice, and gives them away to us to give to the kids,” he said. “We are very appreciative.”

Spring has sprung, so has the wildlife

It is spring. per- If you have an observant eye you will ath-see a growing level of wildlife activity subtlety occurring all around. fifth During the winter, Canada geese and d nu-ducks were seen in large flocks moving clud-from night water roosts to feed on grass win-parks and golf courses, or beyond the cities to grain fields. high Squirrels, rabbits and prairie dogs and other small animals followed similar habscoeits as they forged for winter food and washester. With the seasonal transition, you can rfor-see pairs and couples among the goose, e 400duck and bird populations. Squirrels, rabbits and prairie dogs may look slightly larger and may move a bit slower as they approach birthing days. Small birds, hawks and eagles can be seen in pairs, selecting nesting sites. Some mated pairs have already selected nests and are warming eggs already laid. Spring is a time of year when we need to sharpen our senses and be more aware of the wild world around us. The cities have done a commendable job in setting aside considerable open space along creek bottoms, wondering irrigation canals, timbered areas, ponds, river access and weeded natural habitat. What too often goes without thought is the responsibility we play in protecting and supporting wildlife in our own backyards. Having thousands of acres of protected open space does not on its own assure the natural environment we seek. With that

open space goes our role to protect the environment of the wild creatures that share the urban setting with us. There are a number of basic things we can do in our own backyards to support and encourage the presence of birds and small animals. Place bird feeders in trees or garden plots and provide bird baths for water. Plant shrubs and trees that provide habitat, nesting and protection for the birds and animals. When pruning trees and shrubs be watchful for nests or lodging sites and protect them. Be observant of family pets, to assure they do not disturb nests or lodging sites. Birds will soon emerge from their nests and small animals such as cottontail rabbits, squirrels will move from their lodges. A growing population of American bald eagles and a wide variety of hawks and owls are making the north area their nesting and fledgling areas. When taking pets on trail walks be watchful of newborn animals and birds

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A pair of bald eagles feeding at nest Photo by Photo courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation and avoid contacts by pets. One of our worst sins in our coexistence with wildlife is the carelessness in which we sometimes drive. To many of us nothing is more unsettling than to see a driver hit and kill a squirrel racing across the street or ignor-

ing a rabbit at curb side before making the run to the other side of the street. We need to be more mindful that there are mutual elements in our wild environment. We can do a better job protecting wild creatures.

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