May 23, 2013
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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 41
Funding next step for beltway CDOT to weigh funding requests, Golden plan By Glenn Wallace
email@example.com Western Beltway Plan watchers have had a lot to look over this month with a major Colorado Department of Transportation agreement with the city of Golden, and state transportation funding is up for grabs. On May 9, the city of Golden ended more than 20 years of contention with CDOT by agreeing to a shared development vision for the U.S. Highway 6 and State Highway 93 corridor. That section of roadway was initially studied by CDOT as one of the last links in the 470 beltway design. Initial CDOT plans envisioned the corridor as being six lanes across, with an elevated freeway and speed limits as high as 70 mph. After years of negotiations, the leaderships of CDOT and Golden reached a joint agreement. The pact would keep speed limits within their current range of 45-55 mph, include better sound mitigation, and limit the corridor to four lanes until traffic reaches volume levels of at least 70,000 vehicles a day. The agreement does not address the broader issue of completing a regional beltway link. John Putnam, special counsel to the city of Golden, said he would anticipate CDOT officials signing the agreement in “months, but not many months.” He cautioned city officials that the agreement could be tossed out by future CDOT or Golden city councils. “The ultimate protection for the city is to put some of those items in place in plans and in concrete,” Putnam said. Golden has already taken two steps in that direction. The council approved $150,000 for preliminary design engineering on portions of the new plan. The city also applied for some of CDOT’s Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnership (RAMP) funding to help bring the agreed-upon plan into existence, beginning with improvements to the U.S. 6 and 19th Avenue intersection.
At the county level, meetings concerning the $750,000 Western Beltway study have continued. At the county’s May 14 meeting the three Jeffco commissioners talked with Western Beltway Study’s project manager Lee Kellar, who is with the firm Parsons Brinckerhoff. The beltway meeting included a review of initial RAMP applications, which contained requests for several sections of the planned beltway ramp. CDOT is scheduled to report back to Golden and Jeffco on May 31 about which projects had been narrowed down
Volunteer Mary Berrinn helps Angel Smith, 10, pick out a bike at the Project ReCycle event at Eiber Elementary on May 18. Photos by Clarke Reader
Riding into summer
Project ReCycle gives Eiber students bikes By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org Riding a bike is one of those quintessential summer activities, but not all children are able to afford a bike. Students at Eiber Elementary, 1385 Independence St., won’t run into that problem thanks to the Project ReCycle program, which gave away 255 bikes on May 18. “We pick one school a year that has 50 percent or more free and reduced lunch and do this giveaway for the students,” said A.J. Stapleton, executive director of Project ReCycle. “We really want to make this an experience for the kids who get the bikes.” The event took on a carnival atmosphere with more than 100 volunteers on the scene — from both Project ReCycle and Eiber — helping students with everything from handing out water bottles and helmets to face painting, grilling
‘We really want to make this an experience for the kids who get the bikes.’ A.J. Stapleton burgers and popping popcorn. Principal Stacy Bedell said the event has been in the works since September. “All our kids who registered will receive bikes that have been donated and repaired so they’re safe,” Bedell said. “We had a raffle in our classes for who would win a brand new bike — but all students received a bike.” The event was created in 2008, sponsored by 3t Ministry, which still sponsors the annual event. This year was the first under the new name Project Recyle. “I was serving on a board for a health center and saw the need for children to have bikes,” Stapleton said. “It’s a fun way to exercise for the kids.”
Once each student picked out a bike they wanted, it was inspected by a group of technicians to make sure everything on it works properly, then students could take it to a decoration station where they could add pinwheels and other decorations to their bikes. For 10-year-old Angel Smith, the best part of the morning was getting her bike — something she said she had been looking forward to. Since exercise is a huge benefit of biking, groups of students were taken on rides along the nearby W Rail line so they could learn how to ride safely and get some exercise at the same time. “Taking the students on rides goes really well with the stuff we’re doing to keep our students healthy,” Bedell said. “Part of our healthy schools initiative is making sure the students stay active outside of school and make healthy choices.” Bedell added that the timing for the give away is perfect, as students will soon be heading off to summer break, and they’ll have bikes to use during their time off. For more information about Project ReCycle, visit www.projectrecycle.org.
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Volunteers and Eiber Elementary staff help students select a bike to take home at the Project ReCycle event on May 18.
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REGIONAL NEWS IN A HURRY Splashing into summer
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Changes in bus routes discussed at meeting Riders hear good and bad news By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Many of the attendees at RTD board member Natalie Menten’s meeting on May 15 came away with good news about changes to bus routes due to the W Rail. The 87X and 100X lines will be returning in slightly modified forms, joining the 116X line — which has already been restored by RTD. Menten added that the 16X will also be seeing some improvements. Lines like the 2X, 5X and 6X will not return. The changes must be approved by the RTD board before they are implemented. The W Rail opened on April 26 to much fanfare, and while many are happy with the new lines, the changes it has created to several routes have caused no small amount of grief to some travelers. Menten, who is board member of District M, which encompasses most of of Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, said she has been hearing daily from people unhappy about discontinuation or changes to lines like 5X, 87X and 100X.
Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) also attended the meeting, since he is on the transportation and energy committee in the House, and wanted to hear people’s thoughts. “I’m at this meeting because of the changes that have occurred, that have added an extra 20 to 30 minutes, each way, to my commute,” said Shari Janata. “It used to be a straight walk from my house to Kipling, and I was able to take a bus straight to the Civic Center. Now I have to get up earlier, catch a bus to the Federal Center, and then wait there for a bus to the Civic Center.” The reinstatement of these lines is good news for riders like Janata, but they are still waiting for this decision to be approved by the RTD board, and to get the details of any changes that will be made. “These changes came in part because of ridership, but also because of public input, so you need to keep it up,” Menten told the more than 80 attendees. There is as RTD meeting at 5:30 p.m. on May 28, and that meeting is “going to be extremely important to attend,” she said. For more information, contact menten at 303-647-8900 or by e-mail at natalie. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Police arrest trooper cadet By Clarke Reader
email@example.com William Metzler, a 49-year-old Colorado State Patrol Trooper cadet, was arrested by Lakewood police on charges of unlawful sexual contact and harassment. Metzler is on paid administrative leave. Metzler was issued a court summons on May 13. The charges involved a female
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adult. Detectives were made aware of the inappropriate sexual contact that occurred early last month while Metzler was off duty. At this time it is unknown when Metzler will make his first appearance in court. Metzler The case will be presented to the district attorney’s office for formal charging.
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Mold — The Hidden Danger in Homes and What You Need to Know About It As soon as we were under conI’ve been reading and hearing tract I submitted the seller’s propabout mold lately, and that’s a good thing, because it is a serious erty disclosure to the buyer, who promptly terminated the real estate issue which REAL ESTATE contract without any is not fully understood TODAY inspection. Why? He by most agents, but saw on the disclosure should be. that a frozen hose bib Those who have ten years ago had rebeen impacted by toxic sulted in minor flooding mold in the past have of the lower level, good reason to be which necessitated paranoid about enreplacement of carpetcountering it again. ing and the bottom The effects of it can be By JIM SMITH, several inches of dryextremely debilitating Realtor® wall. Testing for mold and can, I’m told, result would not satisfy them, unless the in permanent damage to one’s current new carpet was ripped up immune response. My recent professional encoun- and the drywall opened to look for mold. I suggested they call in a ters with mold as a real estate issue are instructive of its impact. mold dog (dogs trained to sniff out First, I had a listing which went mold behind walls and under carpets) and I would pay the cost under contract quickly after the ($200 or so) if mold was found. seller completely prepped it for The second episode occurred sale — new carpeting, new paint, new tile flooring, and even removal last week. Buyers loved a home I of “popcorn” ceiling (after testing it showed them, and, at my suggesfor asbestos content). The model tion, looked for neighbors they could chat up about the house and seller!
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Cultural Center leaps away from ordinary with new season Theater, music, dance all part of 2013-14 shows By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org Artistic diversity is the name of the game for the 2013-14 Lakewood Cultural Center season. The season’s title — “Leaps Away from Ordinary” — highlights the variety of styles and locations that the performers are coming from. “This is a very exciting season for us, because we have this combonation of programs that will meet the desires of all our audiences,” said Susan Martin, Cultural Center administrator. “We have some really different children’s programs coming in — jazz, theater — a bit of everything.” Martin has been doing the booking for the seasons at the center for years, and according to Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations administrator, she really knows how to go out there and find great new acts for the city. “What Susan has done for the audience was to bring all these world class performers to Lakewood,” Scheck said. “This season truly represents a smorgasbord of flavors of the performing arts.” Martin said that she has built up a lot of relationships with presenters — who are like act performers — and goes to an annual conference to see what new performers are out there that the city might enjoy. Some of Martin’s favorite performers for this season aren’t just for young audiences. “Street Beat: A Theatrical Drum and Dance Spectacular is a very lively, and loud, performance that I think families will really enjoy,” she said. “We also have FROGZ coming, which is very innovative, wordless theater.” Martin said a very special performance will be the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, who will be playing a tribute to their father, Dave, who died in December. There are two new series packages offered this year.
Details Lakewood CuLturaL Center 2013-14 SeaSon SCheduLe Thursday, Sept. 26 — Brasil Guitar Duo Sunday, Sept. 29 — Street Beat: A Theatrical Drum and Dance Spectacular Friday, Oct. 25 — All the Great Books (Abridged), Reduced Shakespeare Company Thursday, Nov. 7 — Voice: British A Cappella Trio Sunday, Nov. 10 — “The Little Engine that Could Earns Her Whistle” Friday, Nov. 15 — FROGZ, Imago Theatre Friday, Dec. 6-Sunday, Dec. 8 — Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers Saturday, Dec. 14-Monday, Dec. 23 — “The Nutcracker,” DawsonIWallace Dance Project Thursday, Jan. 16 and Friday, Jan. 17 — Grand Dérangement Sunday, Jan. 19 — Exploring Costa Rica: Colors, Creatures and Curiosities Thursday, Feb. 20 — Minetti Quartett Saturday, Feb. 22 — Brubeck Brothers Quartet, a Tribute to Dave Brubeck Friday, March 21 — The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
Friday, March 28-Sunday, April 13 — “HAIRSPRAY,” Performance Now Theatre Company Friday, April 25 — Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet The Patron Series includes eight shows for $159 plus an additional free ticket to “The Nutcracker” for each order. The Arts Lover Series includes four shows for only $99. “Both packages are nice, selections of what we offer here at the center,” Scheck said. “They’re a chance to see some really fantastic new artists and some returning favorites.” For more information or tickets, call 303-987-7845; visit the cultural center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, or go to www.Lakewood. org/LCCPresents.
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A Theatrical Drum and Dance Spectacular will be coming to the Lakewood Cultural Center at 1 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept.dgrig 29, as part of the center’s 2013-14 season. Courtesy photo
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U.S. Sen Mark Udall speaks about energy independence on May 10 in Centennial. Photo by Deborah Grigsby
State seen as leader in energy independence Udall says innovation, investments are key By Deborah Grigsby
email@example.com When it comes to energy independence, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall admits there’s no silver bullet. But there is “silver buckshot,” he said. Udall, who was in Centennial on May 10 at the South Metro Chamber, said one of Colorado’s most promising areas of growth will be energy, and not just in fossil fuels. However, according to the second-generation Democratic statesman, in order to seize the opportunities that come with energy, the government must first eliminate economic barriers that hinder new product and job development. For Udall, those barriers are immigration reform and a balanced budget. Although statistics show unemployment is down and housing starts are up, Udall said it’s not enough, and Colorado’s diverse energy landscape may be the key to keeping the economy growing. “Colorado is truly a balanced model for a national energy policy,” Udall said. “Just think about it — we’ve got solar in the San Luis Valley, we’ve got wind towers on the Eastern Slope of the state, we’ve got natural gas and coal and oil on the Western Slope. We’ve got it all and we’re showing the showing the nation — and literally the
world — how to achieve energy independence.” An advocate for renewable energy, Udall went on to explain that innovation will play a role in maintaining balance between energy production and the environment. “One success story is a methane capture project in Somerset, Colo.,” said Udall. “And what this project does is take a waste product — which is methane — and turns it into electricity.” The project is a collaboration between Aspen Skiing Co. and Oxbow Mining to explore the untapped potential of coal bed methane. Udall pointed out that methane gas is either burned off or vented away from the mine. “This waste product now powers all of Aspen’s four ski areas, 13 restaurants and three hotels,” he said. “And this is all because members of the private sector decided to come together and find an innovative job-creating solution.” But while Udall cites the Oxbow model as an example of success, he also points out that the transition to renewable resources must come gradually. “We will eventually get there,” he said. “When you think about it, fossil fuels are finite.” But in the meantime, Udall said the state should continue responsible development of more traditional energy resources. “We in Colorado have a tremendous opportunity to lead the world in oil and natural gas production,” he said. “Why? Because there have
been innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing and they will help fuel our economic recovery and make our nation more energyindependent.” But Udall admits development is moving closer and closer to residential areas. “I believe that oil and gas development is an industrial process, and it can be done safely when it’s done right,” he said. “But the public is raising some serious and legitimate concerns about the process, specifically hydraulic fracturing.” As many Colorado communities begin to define oil and gas exploration regulations, Udall acknowledge the heated debates are just the beginning of a longer conversation. “I know you all will agree that one well contaminated is one well too many,” he said. “I want the industry to do everything possible to be transparent with the public, especially with their efforts with hydraulic fracturing.” But that comes with a caveat. “The state has to be informed by science,” said Udall, listing a number of ongoing research projects on the topic. “No rhetoric, no speculation.” Overall, Udall thinks the state’s on the right track, but shouldn’t rest on its laurels. “We can’t wait until the next energy crisis, natural disaster or national tragedy forces Congress and all of us to act,” he said. “Investments in innovation by industry are essential to helping the United States transition to a more reliable, affordable and secure energy future.”
City upgrades tax process via Internet Cloud-based system to simplify filing for businesses By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org The City of Lakewood has made paying taxes easier for business owners — the process, at least. “With Lakewood Business Pro we wanted to modernize remote processing,” said Arlene Muniz, taxpayer services supervisor with the city. “We moved away from our old system to a more cloud-based situation.”
The city’s new Lakewood Business Pro program makes it simpler for businesses to file and pay taxes and fees online. The program allows business owners to connect with the city via the Internet, and allows them to file returns, make payments via electronic check, claim a refund, add a store location, manage tax accounts, add third party access and update addresses. Business Pro users need to set up an account, but once that is done, they have access to all the services, as well as a way to directly connect to city staff if assistance is required. The accounts that are available on the program are: sales tax, accommo-
dation tax, cable TV franchise fee, special event, PEG franchise fee, business & occupation tax and gas & electric franchise fee. Muniz said that most of these taxes had to be filed separately, but the new system allows them to be filed under one umbrella. “We worked hard to make sure it covered all the bases, and we wanted to streamline everything and make it more efficient,” she said. The site was launched in October, and has a had a six-month launch as it was rolled out. For more information on Lakewood Business Pro, visit www.lakewood.org/finance.
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Hickenlooper signs mental health bills Jefferson Center for Mental Health hosts signing By Clarke Reader
email@example.com The mood was celebratory at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health on May 16 as Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two mental health bills into law. “The Jefferson Center is proud to host the signing for these bills,” said Harriet Hall, Center president and chief executive officer. “This is place where we truly believe that recovery is possible and treatment works.” The governor signed SB13-266 — Coordinated Behavioral Health Crisis Response — and HB13-1296 — Civil Commitments Task Force — with sponsors Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada), Rep. Dave Young (D-Greeley) and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (DBlackhawk) on hand as well. “Almost anyone you talk to today has a story about mental health issues or is connected to someone who has dealt with them,” Hickenlooper said. “These bills are the first step to building a system that will
Gov. John Hickenlooper – surrounded by mental health advocates and legislators – signs SB13-266 and HB13-1296 into law on May 16. SB13-266 creates a coordinated behavioral health crisis response and HB13-1296 creates the civil commitment statute review task force. Photo by Clarke Reader be able to help everyone who needs it.” All three sponsors spoke, sharing stories about the hard work that went into getting
these bills passed, and their own experiences trying to help those with mental health issues.
“I am honored to have been the prime sponsor for the crisis response bill in the senate,” said Nicholson. “We finally have the funding we’ve waited for for years and years.” Mental health groups and advocates from Jeffco and surrounding counties were all present to see the two bills signed, since they will benefit mental health facilities statewide. “There’s been a lot of work put into the building of a crisis system that doesn’t have boundaries,” Hall said. “It’s a great thing for the state, and now we have a lot more work to do to carry it out.” Lorraine Bowen, who sits on the Jefferson Center board of directors, was at the signing with her son, David, a mental health consumer. “I’m so glad leaders were able to come together to set up the crisis system, and we’ll definitely make good use of it,” Lorraine said. “Cooperation is a key part of this, since almost everyone has been touched by the issue.” David said that finding new sources of income to help people is extremely important, especially for an issue like this. “It’s really good for the community,” he said. “It gives people a chance to get help when its necessary.”
Rec district needs lifeguards, swim instructors to fill jobs Staff needed to keep outdoor pool programs running By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org Lakewood and the surrounding communities are having a hard time finding lifeguards and swim instructors to staff summer aquatics programs. “We’ve had years were we had to hire only four people, last year we had to hire 15 and this year we have to hire 45 to 50, and that’s out of 80 to 90 jobs,” said Cris Redic,
aquatics supervisor with Lakewood Recreation. “We’re really scrambling to have enough people to staff the pools and run the programs.” Kim Henderson, the aquatics supervisor with the Foothills Parks and Recreation district — which is just south of Lakewood, and includes Littleton — said that this is the first time in six years the district is struggling to have the nearly 200 staff that is needed. Lakewood has four indoor pools and three indoor pools that will open in the summer, as well as a spray park. Foothills has four indoor pools and four outdoor pools that will open in the summer. All
these pools — especially the ones that will be opening in the summer, need staff to keep them open. “Sometimes these things are cyclical, and there will be times when our retention isn’t great,” Henderson said. “We’re also not able to pay as much as other places, but this is the worst we’ve seen it in a while.” Redic said that part of the problem may be that some of the costs for becoming American Red Cross certified — which all swimming employees must be — could be a deterrent, but Lakewood has decided it will reimburse those who take the class. “The way it will work is the person pays for the training, and once they’ve worked with us for a month, we’ll reimburse them for their training costs,” Redic said. “We want to make the training and its costs as little of an obstacle as possible.”
Both Lakewood and Foothills will be getting more aggressive in their marketing and search for new hires. “We have information on our website, and we’re using Facebook and Twitter for the younger people who use those,” Henderson said. “Chattfield, Dakota Ridge, Columbine and D’Evelyn are nearby, so we’re hoping we can get some members of the swim teams to help out.” Redic said being a lifeguard and swim instructor are great summer jobs, and that employees will learn things they can use in other careers. “Skills like learning CPR or how to use AEDs (automated external defibrillators) can be transferred to other fields,” he said. For information on jobs in Lakewood, go to www.lakewood.org, and for Foothills, visit iFoothills.org.
Lakewood news in a huRRy Crown Hill Park decision made After hosting public meetings and gathering input for thousands of community members, Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) has determined a final course of action for Crown Hill Park. According to information provided by JCOS, it will be implementing all the “givens” discussed by the public, including replacing the restroom, park information center (kiosk), adding three accessible and staff parking spaces and removal of all fitness stations. The fitness stations removal will be completed by June 30. A larger water tap, from a 1 to 1.5 feet, will be purchased to support the new restroom needs and allow trees to be planted and irrigated in the one-acre area around the restrooms. Trees that need to be removed for construction or because they are invasive species such as Russian Olives will be replaced on a one-to-one basis in this area. A shade structure will not be added at this time, according to JCOS. Instead a small area north of the restrooms will be graded to create a flat surface for nature education programs. The necessary irrigation
lines to water future tree plantings in this area will also be added to this area. This is within the oneacre area that JCOS could irrigate if the larger water tap is purchased. With the removal of fitness equipment and concrete pads anticipated by the end of June, all other work on the givens and plantings will start in late August and be completed by late fall.
Lakewood police, state patrol to conduct DUI checkpoint
On Friday, May 24, Lakewood Police, in partnership with The Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and The Lakewood Volunteer Program will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Wadsworth Blvd. near 10thAve. The checkpoint will be set up in the late night hours when a majority of DUI arrests occur. The checkpoint is part of a statewide The Heat is On safe driving campaign.
Brady High School teacher wins $5,000 for school
Ed Bauer, a teacher at Brady High School in Lakewood, won $5,000 for the school’s general fund from Bauer won the Leadership in Education award, a statewide contest for teachers in Colorado. It is spon-
sored by CenturyLink, Inc. and the Denver Nuggets. “Mr. Bauer is able to truly explain math in such a way that any student can understand it. He will create a movie, bake a cake, find a website, videotape himself and do whatever it takes to help a student learn,” said BHS Principal Troy Braley in his nomination for Bauer. “He has raised the math department course completion rate by 47 percent in one year, and he has been instrumental in increasing our graduates from 58 percent two years ago to 94 percent last year.” He also won a Denver Nuggets pep rally at the school to kick of the new school year in the fall.
Pettersen sponsored animal bill signed
On May 6, Senate Bill 13-201, sponsored in the House by Reps. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood) and Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale), was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper. It designates dogs and cats adopted from animal shelters and rescues as the state’s official state pet. This bill was brought to the legislature by eighth graders from Peakview Middle School in Walsenburg.
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The center, 4800 Tabor Street in Wheat Ridge, was chosen by the Keller Williams Avenues Realty office as part of the company’s “Give Where They Live” RED Day annual realty industry event. RED Day is short for “Renew, Energize and Donate.” The volunteers, wearing red shirts, spent the day planting bushes, perennials and flowers on the retirement community campus. They also built flower beds. “I think it is absolutely wonderful that Keller Williams thought of our campus to spend the day beautifying” said Evan Burlingame, who is president of the Vista Village resident council.
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Four Jeffco students rose to the top and are officially Boettcher scholarship winners: • Arvada High School’s Maren Blair, • Green Mountain High School’s Noha Kikhia, • Lakewood High School’s Corey Baron, • Wheat Ridge High School’s Liam McGrail. The scholarship is good for any Colorado school of the student’s choice, and is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado. The goal of the Boettcher program is to keep the best students in Colorado by connecting them with outstanding opportunities offered by in-state institutions. Now in its 61st year, the Boettcher Scholarship Program has awarded more than 2,300 scholarships, with more than $3 million paid out each year.
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Jeffco Public Schools Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children ages one to 18 years old. The program runs Monday, June 3, through Friday, Aug. 2, at several Jeffco sites. Children do not have to be registered Jeffco Public School students. There is no service at any location on Thursday, July 4, or Friday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Locations include: • Arvada K-8 School, 5751 Balsam St., Arvada 80002 • Arvada Mobile Summer Lunch Bus, Foster Dukes and Sheridan mobile home parks • Molholm Elementary, 6000 W. 9th St., Lakewood 80214 • Pleasant View Elementary, 15920 W. 10th Ave., Golden 80401
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OPINIONS / YOURS AND OURS
As tassels turn, students punch their tickets The book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss is often gift-wrapped by well-wishers and then unwrapped by graduates. The title is suitably upbeat for a celebration. After all, the line that follows “Oh, the places you’ll go!” is “There is fun to be done.” Later the story reads, “KID YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!” We appreciate the spirit of the season. Graduation commencements are so fun, and the rows of students all look so brilliant. “You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead,” the book assures us. But we take a moment to pause and remind the graduates — younger students take note — that the book also states, “You will come to a place where the streets are not marked,” and “When you are alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.” So students of all ages, tighten your
OUR VIEW belts and prepare well. About 40 percent of Colorado’s high school class of 2011 needed remedial courses, although down from 41 percent the year before. And at four-year-level schools in the state, the retention rate for students not assigned to remediation was 79 percent, compared with 60 percent for those needing remediation. That’s not good, and it costs money — a lot of money. The estimated cost associated with remedial courses was about $58 million in 2011-12, with the state’s share at $19 million, according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education 2012 Legislative Report on Remedial Education executive summary.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What is the importance of better mental health services? At Gov. John Hickenlooper’s bill signing for two major mental health bills, we asked people why improving mental health services is important.
One-fifth of people in Colorado have a mental health issue, and so it is important that we get them a lot of services. Alan Girard
People are in need of services in all communities. Scott Glasser It is important because we need people to do more integration with the physical aspect of health care. Ana Jones
A lot of people are in need of treatment, but the stigmata about it makes it difficult to go get it. Liz Ury
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Critics can say by the time students have graduated from high school they have already gone a lot of “places” — academically — compared with other countries, such as China, where electives are fewer and core skills are stronger. The world doesn’t wait for everyone to be road ready or then provide a smooth ride. So to the students who have a good idea of a place they want to go, we encourage them to follow their ambitions without reservation. To the rest, don’t be swayed by the notion that there is this vast amusement park of career fields to sample after high school before committing. Instead consider making a choice with 4G speed, and don’t back away from your instincts by the idea that you might not want to stay in that chosen field for a lifetime. The somewhat questionable general statistic that the average American will experience seven careers in a lifetime can be comforting or disturbing — depending on your point of view. We say ignore
it, dig into a direction and dig in. Do your best to see that your courses are accountable to provide the training for the needed skill sets and the knowledge to understand the changing world. Learn as much as you can, and be competitive in earning door-opening good grades. So that’s our skinny to students on their journeys. And a final thought — in contrast to “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” which has the words “you” or “your” more than 100 times — the future can be less selfcentric and involve a direction to help someone or to seek an important answer. The words of neurologist Viktor Frankl, author of “Man’s Search of Meaning,” sometimes find their way into some of our favorite commencement speeches. “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual,” he wrote. Oh, the people you can help.
Background check again, and again I’m either on every no-fly list in the world, or I am so squeaky clean that I could walk into the cockpit and pilot the plane myself. Why? Because I’ve had eight background checks in the last five years. The kind of background checks that want to know the name and phone number of every supervisor I’ve ever had, a somewhat exhaustive list in my case. The kind that want to know the address of every place I’ve ever lived … I need an extra sheet for that. But I accept this as part of the job. As a writer, I work in a variety of industries, and those subject to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations require background checks, no matter how remote the possibility might be that I would have access to personal information. I’ve also had background checks when I’m writing for financial institutions, especially those regulated by the SEC, FDIC, etc. My involvement in any kind of securities fraud, insider trading, or such, would be an immediate no-go. Well, duh. When I worked with federal agencies such as IRS and Veterans Benefit Administration, I underwent background checks for badge access, which let me, as a contractor, go through building security and directly to my work area without needing an escort. These government agencies deal with huge amounts of private, personal information, and — although in my work I don’t deal with any of this information — they screen everyone. (Just to reassure you … despite all the personal information handled at these agencies, it’s carefully guarded and protected. I know this first-hand.) In my volunteer work, background checks have also been essential. I can’t imagine the Peace Corps not checking out applicants, because any such program could be an effective way to outrun obligations or escape unpleasant consequences back home. In confidential
reference checks, the Peace Corps specifically asks whether the applicant wants to leave the country for this purpose. As a volunteer in the public schools, I happily submit to the background screenings that would reveal histories of people who are not suited for work with kids. And as a volunteer at a hospital, I was screened for both because of the HIPAA requirements and to determine my suitability to work with children. I can’t help but speculate about what factors figure into background checks. • Am I given a number, like a credit rating? • Some sort of grade? • Do these continued “hits” on my background send some sort of signal to those who watch such things? In any case, I’m not going to call further attention to the situation by inquiring about it! Next time, I plan to ask the organization what, specifically, they are looking for, and I’d really like to know where I land on the spectrum between watchlist and squeaky clean. Doubtless, I’ll be asked for at least one more background check this year. In fact, I recently agreed to a background check for the home I’m leasing … so make that nine checks in five years. This must be some kind of record. I’m going to check into that. Andrea Doray is a writer who doesn’t want to fly the airplane, just to recline the seat and read downloads on her Kindle. Contact her at email@example.com.
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CNN salutes suds cities Aviation Park, 1890 Teller St., one of the locations in the 12 Parks in 12 Weeks program, featuring public art pieces. Photos by Clarke Reader
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Summer program encourages park explorations By Clarke Reader
ummer in Colorado is a time for taking advantage of the countless parks and outdoor amenities the state has to offer, and Lakewood is inviting visitors and residents alike to enjoy the city’s parks. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Addenbrooke Park, 600 S. Kipling Parkway, the city, partnered with Kaiser Permanente, is kicking off this year’s “Passports to the Park Challenge —12 parks in 12 weeks.” Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to walk, run, bike or play in as many parks as they can in the 12-week period that runs from through August. Registration is $8 and includes a passport with information on the 12 parks, Tshirt and map of Lakewood’s parks. “This is a program we’ve had before, but it was called ‘Walk Lakewood,’” said Polly Zimmerman, fitness specialist with Lakewood. “We have around 70 parks in Lakewood, and we want to inspire people to visit other parks aside from just their neighborhood ones.” According to Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations administrator, the 12 parks that were chosen are
spread out throughout the city, to show the diversity of options for outdoor enthusiasts. “We want people to know no matter what you’re looking for — from short loops for runs to long trails — we have a park that will fit,” Scheck said. New to this year’s program is a passport for children, which Scheck said has some more information and activity ideas for children who visit the parks. The activities include games like nature scavenger hunts. The parks don’t have to be visited in any particular order, and since each park is different, including its layout and amenities, visitors are encouraged to really explore each park. “There are so many ways to connect with the outdoors, and we want to provide some examples for people who want to experience them,” Scheck said. Another part of the program is the city’s and Kaiser’s celebration of July as National Park and Recreation month with Fitness in the Park. From 9 to 10 a.m. on each Saturday in July, a free class will be taught at the Bonfils-Stanton Ampitheater at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. July 6 is zumba, July 13 is yoga, July 20 is tai chi and July 27 is a special family program featuring zumba and zumbatonic for children. “Kaiser is a big sponsor of the fitness events in the park,” Zimmerman said. “We want to get people out and active as
Details WHAT: 12 Parks in 12 Weeks WHEN: June through Autust PArks: Addenbrooke Park, Aviation Park, Bear Creek Greenbelt, Belmar Park, Chester-Portsmouth Park, Coyote Gulch Park, Daniels Park, Kendrick Lake Park, Mountainside Park, Mountair Park, Ray Ross Park, Sanderson Gulch Greenbelt • 12 Parks in 12 Weeks kick-off WHErE: Addenbrooke Park, 600 S. Kipling Parkway,
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. • fitness iN THE PArk WHErE: Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheater at Lakewood Heritage Center 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood WHEN: July 6, Zumba; July 13, Yoga; July 20,Tai Chi; July 27, a special family program featuring Zumba and Zumbatomic for kids. cost: Free More info: 720-963-5366 much as possible.” She added that just being outside motivates people to exercise more, and for children, getting them outside and exercising leads to healthier eating and development. For more information and to register, call 303-987-5400, stop by any Lakewood recreation center or visit www.Lakewood. org/Recreation.
CNN Travel recently ranked beer towns in the U.S., and deemed Denver as No. 5. Now, we could argue with that — especially considering that our governor helped put this cow town on the beer map — but national exposure is all good. Here’s what CNN had to say: “The history of beer in the United States is a rich one dating back to the colonies, when soldiers were paid in spruce beer and cider. From there, beer weathered a Revolution, Prohibition and a right turn at Albuquerque before positively exploding with deregulation of the industry through the early 1980s. “Ever since, Americans have been sampling, celebrating and sophisticating the unofficial national beverage in ways previously unimaginable and it seems nearly every town’s gotten into the act. “But not all cities are carbonated equal. Some have begun to take beer personally, innovating its craft and consumption and throwing festivals to honor the finest ales and lagers — creating a blueprint for the rest of the country to follow. Still others have been doing this all along.” To check out the story, go to cnn.com and enter “best beer towns” in the search bar.
Memorial to be dedicated
The Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora is soon to be dedicated to Colorado and the nearly 6,000 Colorado Gold Star Families whose loved ones make up the memorial’s roll call. Beginning with the Gold Star Concert on May 25, and carrying through to the Home with Honor Dedication on May 26, the Colorado Freedom Memorial will proudly stand in honor of those who gave all in service to their country. The dedication weekend events that are open to the public include: The Gold Star Concert from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25, celebrating “Heroic Lives” with performances by the 101st Army Band, Face Vocal Band and Mollie Weaver on The Great Lawn at the Aurora Municipal Building, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. Tickets are limited and available at www.militaryevents.us/rsvp using event code: CFM. On May 26 at 2 p.m., the dedication will begin with the arrival of the dedication processions at the memorial. The procession will include a horse-drawn caisson, full military honors, representatives from each branch of the military, VIPs and Colorado Gold Star Family representatives. The dedication ceremony will feature VIP guest speakers, representatives of Colorado’s legislative delegation, honor guard and color posting, a wreath-laying ceremony, bird release and performances by the 101th Army Band. The dedication ceremony is open to the public, and will be held at the Colorado Freedom Memorial/Springhill Community Park, 756 N. Telluride St., Aurora.
Going for `Big Break’
Former University of Colorado AllAmerican women’s golfer Emily Talley
Belmar Park, one of the locations in the 12 Parks in 12 Weeks challenge.
Addenbrooke Park, 600 S. Kipling Parkway, where the 12 Parks in 12 Weeks program will kick off on Saturday, June 1.
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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 24 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 pm, May 24 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. Call Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-933-4964 or email kayfordjohnsEn@aol.com. SATURDAY TO MONDAY/MAY 25-27
Jeffco Public Schools Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children 1 to 18 years old at several Jeffco sites. Participating children do not have to be registered Jeffco Public School students. The chart above indicates when and where the service is available. Photo by Information provided by Jeffco Public Schools
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MONDAY/MAY 27 LEGION EVENTS American Legion
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TUESDAY/MAY 28 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.
TUESDAY/MAY 28 LIFETREE CAFÉ The majesty and mystery of nature will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program celebrates nature and considers how human interaction is impacting the environment. The program includes a screening of the award-winning short film “Saving Valentina,” depicting the actual attempted rescue of a whale that was ensnared in a fishing net. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or pwegner@ peacelutheran.net.
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is participating on Golf Channel’s reality show “Big Break.” And, after the airing of just one show (May 13), Talley already has seen an elevated level of fame. “I posted that I was going to be on the show on Facebook and it was the most response I have ever had,” Talley said. “I don’t think I could say I’m getting married and get that much response. But it’s fun, you see how many people love the show, how many people are rooting for you. “A lot of people you don’t know connect with you on a TV show, you have a lot of people rooting for you,” Talley said. “Maybe I made them laugh or maybe they felt my frustration.” “Big Break,” which was filmed at an Iberostar resort about 45 minutes south of Cancun in Mexico, airs at 7 p.m. Mondays on the Golf Channel. Last July, Talley heard she had made the first round of cuts and would be brought in for an interview. But it wasn’t until November that she heard anything. She was at the Arizona State Open when she got a call saying that she had made it to the third round of interviews. Then after missing her LPGA card by three strokes at the third stage of qualifying school, she got the call that would change her life. “You don’t hear anything forever,” Talley said. “I had a feeling they were waiting for Stage 3 to be over, because if you do well there, you have your card, you don’t need your Big Break.” It was then another six weeks before she would leave for the filming of the show, which took 3½ weeks.But it wasn’t all margaritas and birdies. “It was a stressful situation,” Talley said. “But it was some of the best fun I’ve ever had. We had to get up at 4:30 a.m. every morning, we were mic’d up by 5 and by the time we were at the course, had the competitions, it was 5 p.m. before we were back.
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MARKETING SERIES Business Education Series Training, a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and nonprofit business specialists, presents its marketing for business series. SCHEDULE IS: • WEDNESDAY, May 29: 7:30-9 a.m.,
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RUMMAGE SALE Golden Gate Grange rummage and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27, just 4 miles west of Route 93 at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Clothes, household goods, furniture, books, jewelry, toys, homemade baked goods and more. Find a deal or maybe a treasure. Lunch available. Saleable donations accepted from May 20-24. Call 303-277-1742.
Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, plans a Memorial Day ceremony and parade. The 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.
May 23, 2013
Top 5 Online Marketing Mistakes to Avoid at Denver West Office Park, 1626 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 7, Suite 400, Golden. Guest speaker is Shane Robert, Green Vine Marketing.
• THURSDAY, June 6, 9-11 a.m.: LinkedIn Marketing Tips for Small Business, Location TBD. Speaker is Kim Mears, Mears Interactive.
• FRIDAY, June 7, 9-10:30 a.m.:
Facebook 101 at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound. com.
• FRIDAY, June 14, 9-10:30 a.m.:
Facebook 102 at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound. com.
• WEDNESDAY, July 10, 9-10:30 a.m.:
Twitter-Best Practices for Business Use at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Class limit is 12; guest speaker is Sharon Trilk, 285Bound.com. Your Week continues on Page 20
We’d all have dinner together and then you’re shooting interviews until midnight, and then you do it all over again. But when it’s something like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your body just figures out how to cope with it.”
Watch the trains If you live on the metro area’s west side you may have seen the Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric advertising on FasTrack’s new West Rail Line. The plumbing company has launched its “Eye-Spy the Applewood Train Contest.” Passengers who spot the Applewood theme-wrapped, light-rail train through August 31 can visit the www.Applewoodfixit.com for a chance to win free RTD 10-ride passes. Participants also are encouraged to post photos of the train while riding it as a passenger. The West Rail Line, a 12.1-mile lightrail line with 11 stops between Golden and downtown Denver, is the first line to open as part of FasTracks that will provide mass-transit service throughout metro Denver, including DIA.
Prince Harry at The Market on Larimer Street May 13 (and to think I was just there three days earlier).
Eavesdropping: Overheard at an anti-civil unions rally at the Capitol: Dan Caplis telling a woman, “My wife won’t let me Tweet.” 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 Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-619-5209.
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From left, Sara Chartier, 8, Jordan Wyatt, 9, and Delaney McGowan, 7, are hard at work raking the pathways at the Anythink Wright Farms Library community garden on Saturday May 18 in Thornton. Photos by Pam Wagner
Growing a garden,
Community gardens on the rise across the area By Tammy Kranz
eteran and rookie gardeners got their hands dirty Saturday preparing plots at the new Anythink Wright Farms library community garden. This new garden at 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton is just one of many that are sprouting up across the Denver area. Tough economic times, a desire to eat healthier and a push for locally-grown produce have all contributed to the increase, said Abbie Harris, development and communications coordinator with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG). “In 2007 and 2009 (there) was
(a) period of time we saw a big explosion in interest in what we do,” she said. “People were becoming more aware of what they were eating and where it was coming from — at the same time the economy took a downturn.” DUG has provided technical assistance to community gardens since the mid-1980s. It operates 127 gardens in the metro area, with 12 more gardens slated to open this year.
FIND A COMMUNITY GARDEN Denver Urban Gardens supports more than 125 community gardens throughout the metro area. With the exception of a small number of gardens that serve specific communities, DUG community gardens are open to the public. To join a DUG community garden, call 303292-9900 or email email@example.com the name of the garden you’re interested in and DUG officials will provide contact information. This is a list of DUG-only gardens that are open to the public: Arvada • Arvada Mennonite Community Garden, 5927 Miller St. • Rose Roots Community Garden, 84th Street and Alkire Street Golden • Applewood Community Garden, 12930 W. 32nd Ave.
• Golden Community Garden, 1506 8th St. Lakewood • The Belmar Community Garden at The Learning Source, 455 S. Pierce St. • Gray Street Community Garden, Gray Street & West Third Avenue • H.O.P.E Garden Community Lakewood, Taft Street & Colfax Avenue (This is a shared garden. This garden is open to the community, but there are no individual plots.) • Ute Trail Community Garden - 13130 W. Jewell Ave. Thornton • Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave. Westminster • Allison Gardens at Semper Farm, northwest corner of 92nd Avenue & Pierce Street • Westminster Community Garden, 72nd Avenue between Raleigh Street & Bradburn Boulevard
“We went from just adding a couple gardens — maybe five a year — up until 2008,” Harris said. “Now we build up to 10 to 20 gardens a year and that’s not slowing down. We have been growing a lot in Adams and Jefferson counties the past few years.” Harris said DUG is seeing the most growth in Jefferson County. “Just a couple years ago we only had a couple gardens (there), now we have 19 with more coming,” she said. There are nine DUG supported gardens in Adams County, with two more opening this year. One of those new gardens is at Anythink Wright Farms, which has 28 plots. This is the third community garden at an Anythink library location. Commerce City and Perl Mack community gardens both have around 20 plots and are in their third year. “We have this land, people want to garden — so why wouldn’t we?” said Ronnie Storey-Ewoldt, public services director at Anythink. “It’s about education and more than anything else, with the gardens and the libraries, it’s about making a connection with the community.” She said she wasn’t sure how the garden concept at Wright Farms would be received at first, but all the plots were quickly reserved and paid for. Christine Gallegos, a 27-year Thornton resident and Anythink Wright Farms employee, immediately signed up for a plot at her
Christy and Tyler Reed of Thornton participate in the first start-up/work day preparing the garden plots at the Anythink Wright Farms Library community garden on Saturday May 18 in Thornton. work. “I’ve been gardening on my own for about 30 years,” she said. “I usually share what I grow with the food bank at church and family and friends, but I’ve never gardened with people in a community and been able to share knowledge. It’s an exciting experience I think I will enjoy.” The guidelines for the Anythink community libraries are: a gardener must pay an annual fee between $30-40 for water costs, have seeds planted by June 1, commit to water their garden, use organic practices and put the plot to bed by mid-October. A gardener in good standing with the garden will get a plot the following year. People interested in a plot can contact the individual li-
braries and be put on a waiting list. Storey-Ewoldt said she does not think the other four Anythink libraries had enough space to support a garden. Mapleton Public Schools Community Garden at Skyview Campus, 8990 York St. in Thornton, is in its second year of operation. The garden is operated by the district and community members. There are 42 plots, and half of those are designated for students. “Our community garden at the Skyview Campus provides our students with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for collaboration, while also helping them to give back to the community,” said Superintendent Charlotte Ciancio.
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• WEDNESDAY, July 17, 9-10 a.m.:
How to manage Your Online Reputation — Learn how to build a positive reputation, at the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, 1667 Cole Blvd., Bldg. 19, Golden. Guest speaker is Stella Peterson, Stella PR + Marketing. Visit www.jeffcobrc.org for information on costs and registration.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/MAY 3031, JUNE 7-8 THEATER SHOW — Colorado ACTS presents a community musical production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at 7 p.m. May 30-31 and June 7-8 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit www. coloradoacts.org. THURSDAY/MAY 30 TO SUNDAY/ JUNE 2 BOOK SALE The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host its annual spring Whale of a Used Book Sale from Thursday, May 30, to Sunday, June 2, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 and June 1, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. In addition, Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library will offer a preview sale from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, and is open to Friends members only. Download an application at jeffcolibraryfoundation.org or join the night of the sale at the door. To volunteer for the sale or for information, call 303-403-5075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMING SOON COMING SOON/MAY 31 HOME OPENER The Arvada Colts sum-
mer baseball team will have its home opener at 6:30 p.m. May 31 versus the Jeffco Rockhounds at Long Lake Ranch. All games are free. For information, email email@example.com. Visit www. arvadacolts.com.
COMING SOON/MAY 31 SUMMER READING Jeffco Parks
will bring out a backhoe from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 31, at the Golden Library, 1019 10th St., to kick off the Jefferson County Public Library’s summer reading program “Dig Into Reading.” The reading program runs from June 1 to July 31, and registration can be done at http://jeffcolibrary.org/summerreading.
COMING SOON/MAY 31 TO JUNE 9 THE MOUSETRAP The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “The Mousetrap,” by Agatha Christie, playing May 31 through June 9 at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4224090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse. com. Appropriate for all ages. COMING SOON/JUNE 1 SUMMER KICKOFF Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s annual summer kickoff is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the backyard gardens at Jane and Bob Banzin’s home, 5630 W. 102nd Place, Westminster. Come enjoy some delicious food and fabulous conversation with your neighbors. A suggested donation is requested. Visit www.tracyforstaterep. com/events-2 to RSVP and for more details. COMING SOON/JUNE 1 SENIOR LAW The Jeffco District Attorney’s Senior Law Day, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1, offers educational seminars for seniors and adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents.
Jefferson County’s population is aging and this information can change the quality of life for seniors and their adult children. KCNC’s Jim Benemann will emcee. Fee includes breakfast and lunch. The event is at Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road. Call 303-271-6970.
summer baseball team presents its youth baseball camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon from June 3-6 at Pioneer Park. College players are the instructors for the camp. For information, email info@ arvadacolts.com. Visit www.arvadacolts. com.
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GOLF TOURNAMENT The Arvada Colts summer baseball team will have its third annual golf tournament June 1 at Applewood Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www. arvadacolts.com. TRAILS DAY Celebrate Arvada’s annual Trails Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Learn about Arvada’s bike friendly streets and 125-mile trail system at this free family event, hosted by Majestic View Nature Center and Two Ponds Wildlife Refuge. Free ice cream is provided by Scrumptious and hot dogs will be grilled by the Arvada Fire Protection District. A free shuttle service between Majestic View and Two Ponds is offered, and parking is available at Majestic View Nature Center and at the Medical Center lot on the southeast corner of 80th and Kipling. For information and/or to volunteer, call 720-898-7400 or visit www.arvadafestivals.com. COMING SOON/JUNE 1 YARD SALE Glennon Heights Mennonite Church will host the fourth annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at 11480 W. Virginia Ave., Lakewood. All proceeds will go toward the renovation of the church to make the facilities accessible to persons with disabilities. Come check out the hundreds of bargains on furniture, household items plants, books, and children’s items. Baked goods, breakfast burritos and BBQ hot dogs will be available to snack on. Call 303-985-3606 or http://glennonheights.co.us.mennonite.net. COMING SOON/JUNE 1 CLOUD PARTY The Cloud Foundation and Horse Protection League celebrate Cloud’s 18th birthday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Horse Protection League, Churches Ranch, 17999 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the Cloud Foundation at 719-633-3842. COMING SOON/JUNE 2 5K WALK/RUN Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart present the second annual Barks & Belts 5K walk/run Sunday, June 2. Join in for a scenic run at Bergen Park, followed by music, pet contests, food and more. Vendors will share their wares, hand out samples and provide information. All proceeds benefit Drive Smart (www.drive-smart.org) and Evergreen Animal Protection League (www.eapl. com). Visit www.barksandbelts5k.org. Registration at www.runningguru.com. Bergen Village Shopping Center is at 1260 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.
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COMING SOON/JUNE 2 LEAVES OF Hope Exempla Lutheran Medical Center presents its National Cancer Survivors Day — Leaves of Hope Run/Walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 2, at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Events include a survivors’ breakfast, 5K/10K run/walk, free kids dash, 1 mile family fun run, entertainment and exhibition booths. Full event schedule is available at www. leavesofhope.org/event-schedule. Register online by May 31 for discounted fee, www.leavesofhope.org. COMING SOON/JUNE 3-6 BASEBALL CAMP The Arvada Colts
LACROSSE CAMP The Green Mountain boys lacrosse team hosts summer lacrosse camps for all skill levels. The camps are run by the Green Mountain varsity and junior varsity coaches, with help from varsity players. A rookie skills camp for all ages is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3, and Monday, June 10 at the school. All incoming fifth- to eighth-grade players are invited to a skills camp from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6, at the school. The camp is designed for those with some experience. All equipment is required for this camp. All incoming ninth- to 12th-graders can play in weekly 7 vs. 7 games from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in June at the school. Full gear required. For information or to register, visit www. ragingramslax.org; email questions to Nate Hallahan, Green Mountain boys head coach, at email@example.com. COMING SOON/JUNE 3-6, AUG. 5-8 VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at firstname.lastname@example.org. co.us. COMING SOON/JUNE 5 VARIETY BAND The Spin, in collaboration with magical enchantress Erica Sodos, will kick off the Briarwood Inn’s summer concert series from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at 1630 8th St., Golden. Tickets are free. The Spin and Erica Sodos also will perform “Spin into Enchantment with Music and Magic” from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 7, at the D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information, contact Sean Dooley at 303-748-1900 or email@example.com; visit the band on Facebook at The Spin Band of Colorado. COMING SOON/JUNE 5, JUNE 19, JULY 3, JULY 17 CONCERT SERIES Evergreen Park & Recreation District presents the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. every other Wednesday. Bring picnic baskets, portable chairs and blankets, or buy food and drinks from local vendors while listening music from local students. The schedule is: June 5, The Hosty Duo, with Evergreen School of Music; June 19, Sticky Mulligan, with The Alpine Brothers; July 3, Trout Steak Revival, with Whodunnit; July 17, Mighty High Band, with Sneaky Bastards; July 31, Mr. David Booker Swingtet, with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14, Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28, Tunisia, with Kattie Glassman and Snapshot. The concerts are free, and parking is limited. Visit www.evergreenrecreation.com. COMING SOON/JUNE 6 CONCERT LEGENDARY poet, author and singer Jonny Barber will perform a one-night-only concert Thursday, June 6, at Mt. Vernon Country Club to benefit Historic Preservations Inc and The Berchert Ranch Animal Rescue. Local area merchants also will put on a silent auction. The concert is part of a dinner and show package produced by Mt. Vernon Country Club. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and show at 8. Show-only tickets
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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 arvadarunningclub@gmail. com or firstname.lastname@example.org. KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to jeffcopublicschools.org and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.
RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” through May 26. Visit bmoca. org, email email@example.com 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 and more information. 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 www.dougwaterfield.com. Admission is free. Visit www.rockyflatsmuseum.org.
RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31 JUNIOR GARDEN camp Star Acre Farms and the Jefferson Conservation District offer a junior master gardener certificate course for students entering third through eighth grades. Kids will engage in hands-on farm activities such as planting, growing, and harvesting and discuss topics like water conservation, insects and plant disease, soil types, etc. Classes meet from 8-10 a.m. (third through fifth grades) and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (sixth through eighth grades) for eight weeks, from June 11 to July 30 at Star Acre Farms, 8412 N. Alkire St., Arvada. Space is limited. Contact Kaitlin Fischer at 720-544-2869 or Kaitlin.Fischer@co.nacdnet.net to sign up today. 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 Star-Spangled 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 StarSpangled Banner. The choir meets from 4:14-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Studio. Visit www.singpzazz.com for information, or call Jeannie Card for audition appointment, 303-466-8275. RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 13 PILATES CLASSES A new 10-week session of Pilates for Ageless Adults is offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays from April 11 to June 13 at the Arvada Center. Cost can be paid to the Arvada Center. Instructor Laurie Wood is a certified Pilates post-rehab practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and a dancer with more than 25 years experience. The class is a gentle, therapeutic approach to Pilates. A half-inch thick foam exercise mat is needed; no yoga mats please. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register. RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 14 AGELESS JAZZ Laurie Wood leads a fun-filled, energetic, basic jazz dance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from April 12 to June 14 at the Arvada Center. Wood is a dancer, choreographer and healing artist with more than 25 years’ experience teaching movement classes to all ages and populations. Wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes and dress comfortably. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register. RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 30 DEGAS EXHIBIT Foothills Art Center presents “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30. The exhibit presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303-279-3922 or visit www.FoothillsArtCenter.org. RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 20 PAINTED CATS Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html. Visit http://www. catcaresociety.org.
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RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 27 QUILT DISPLAY Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents
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BLOCK PARTY The Lakewood Heritage Center is once again host to the Rockin’ Block Party, a free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music and a movie under the stars, from 5-11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801. S. Yarrow St. Call 303-987-7850 or email HCA@Lakewood.org. Visit www.Lakewood.org/ RockinBlock.
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THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “One Flew
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“Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377.
Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” opening June 7 at its new space at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. For tickets and information, go to www.theedgetheater.com.
LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 7 TURQUOISE JEWELRY Artist Randy Christensen will lecture on Villa Grove Turquoise and mining in Colorado during Golden’s first Friday and block party from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 7. Check out jewelry on www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com. The gallery is at 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-279-1192. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 8 GARDEN TOUR The Conflict Center’s plans its 13th annual Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Attendees may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens grouped in four neighborhood clusters. In addition, ticket holders will be able to view the lush gardens of the storied Highland’s Garden Café. All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes and teaches non-violent conflict management. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon St. Advance sales also
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car/biker show featuring Cruisin’ Dave, is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mile Hi Church and Paradise Cove Restaurant parking lot. Dash plaques and coffee for the first 100 entries. Contact Bill/Barbara Cramer at 720308-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax-deductable and benefit the 29 acres of forest access, hiking, camping and fishing for persons with disabilities at Grant.
LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 9 RIDE FOR Kids Local pediatric brain tumor patients, their parents, local and national organizers, local doctors and/ or medical researchers and hundreds of participating motorcyclists will participate in Ride for Kids, a motorcycle event to raise money for research into pediatric brain tumors. The ride is Sunday, June 9, at Jefferson County Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The ride starts at 10 a.m. Participants receive special Ride for Kids incentives and are eligible for a drawing that includes a new Honda motorcycle. They also enjoy free beverages, light breakfast and lunch. Visit rideforkids.org for information on registering for the ride. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 9
efforts with the public and elected officials, done as part of the Western Beltway study. “I think it’s fair to say nobody feels warm and fuzzy about the name ‘Beltway,’” CRL Chief Executive Maria Garcia Berry said, sparking off a brief discussion about the project’s
MOTORCYCLE RIDE The seventh annual Molly-Dharma Run for Colorado animal shelters is planned for Sunday, June 9. The motorcycle ride will benefit the Intermountain Humane Society. Register at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Ride to the IMHS shelter in Pine, 67318 Highway 285, and take a tour (adoptions/ donations welcome). End with a party from 1-5 p.m. at T-Bird Roadhouse, 9701 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Register online through June 3 at www.Molly-DharmaRun.org. Contact Kirk at email@example.com or 303-548-5123, or Ken at kenmann@ hotmail.com or 303-871-8290. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 10-14 BIBLE SCHOOL JUMP! a vacation Bible school at Mile High Vineyard, is from 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14 at 5445 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome. Visit www.milehighvineyard. org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on costs.
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LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 14 SYMPHONY CONCERT DeVotchKa and special guest Amanda Palmer join with the Colorado Symphony for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now. Call 303-623-7876 or go to www.coloradosymphony.org.
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Logan Piz carries the Stanley Cup with his teammates surrounding him. Photos by Daniel Williams
Piz enjoys pizazz of seeing Stanley Cup Cancer stricken teenager lives out dream of lifting cup By Daniel Williams
email@example.com ARVADA — Touching the Stanley Cup made for a great moment for Logan Piz, who is experiencing the ups and downs of fighting cancer. “This has been the best day of my life,” Piz said. “And what makes it even better is I have the opportunity to share it with everybody.” The 13-year-old, diagnosed in November 2012 with a form of bone cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents, was surprised with the NHL’s Stanley Cup at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on May 15. Make-A-Wish, Discover, the NHL and the hospital teamed up and granted Piz his wish of spending the day with the Stanley Cup and sharing it with his family, friends and teammates. After the initial Stanley Cup surprise, Logan was taken by limosine to APEX Hockey Arena where tears of nearly 500 people soaked the packed bleachers as he suited up and skated around the rink one time while his Bantam AA teammates skated around him. Piz then walked the red carpet and helped carry the Stanley Cup onto the ice before delivering an emotional speech. “To me, the Stanley Cup is every basement hockey tournament, where every goal is with three seconds left. He shoots! He scores! For me, it’s my hometown of Arvada, Colo. For me, it’s everyone here who has supported me so much, and I am blessed to have all of that,” Piz said. In addition, Piz got to meet his favorite player, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sébastien Giguère. “Logan has good days and then there are some bad
Logan Piz enjoys what he called “the best day of his life” Wednesday at APEX Hockey Arena. days. This is definitely one of those good days,” Russ Hewitt, Logan’s grandfather said. “This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.” During his speech, Piz honored 14-year-old Ian Tuttle, an Arvada teenager who lost his battle with cancer last month. “Ian has been a big inspiration of mine. I look up
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to him and I respect him and he deserves to be here standing next to me today,” Piz said. Piz has played hockey pretty much since the time he could stand on his own. Logan’s dad has had him on the ice since he was a 2-year-old. But Piz last year noticed he wasn’t himself when he got a cough that he could not shake. During hockey games, he said he was short-shifting himself as he needed to come off of the ice because he was winded. An X-ray revealed a large chest tumor, a rare case of Ewing’s sarcoma. But after surgery and chemotherapy, Logan’s doctors say his prognosis is now good. Piz said his next goal is to play for Ralston Valley, the reigning state champions.
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Faith Christian loses, still in quest for title Undefeated Eaton beats Eagles but run not over yet By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD — Despite falling to topseeded and unbeaten Eaton 12-10 on Saturday, the No. 2 Faith Christian Eagles are still alive in the double-elimination Class 3A state baseball tournament. Faith Christian will face No. 4 La Junta at noon at Batch Butler Field in Greeley. “They can hit the cover off the ball, and they play real good defense,” Faith Christian coach Ralph Nance said. “But every team left in the tournament at this point is a really good team.” On Saturday the Eagles lost a heartbreaker to the juggernaut that is Eaton baseball. After three critical errors and five hit-batsmen, Faith Christian found itself down 10-2 in the third inning. The Eagles would chip away at Eaton’s lead and made what could have been a blowout very interesting. “I like the way we clawed our way back to into that game. We lost the game but went out with a little momentum we hope to use,” Nance said. However, Eaton’s lead was too much for Faith Christian to overcome and the victory put the Reds in its 21st consecutive final four. Eaton is a perfect 23-0 this season, the reigning 3A state champion and considered unbeatable by many. At the same time, the Eagles (20-3, 15-0) went unbeaten in 2A/3A Metro league play. They also reeled off 14 consecutive wins during one stretch this season. However, that winning streak was snapped by Eaton on May 6 in a 6-2 loss at Faith Christian High School. But before they can worry about Eaton again in a potential meeting in the championship game they must get past La Junta. The Tigers (17-7, 5-2) are led by senior Troy Schreivogel and his .407 batting average. Besides his exceptional average Sch-
Faith Christian’s Steven Galambos races to third base during the Eagles’ doubleheader against Holy Family on April 25. File photo reivogel also hits for power and he has been one of the reasons why La Junta has made it this far. The Eagles, however, should be able to handle the Tigers. Faith Christian has a trio of seniors that might also be one of the best offensive combinations in Colorado high school baseball. Tyler Tucker (.446, 25 hits, 2 home runs), Steven Galambos (.515, 34 hits, 9 doubles) and Tyler Deven (.479, 35 hits, 34 runs scored) combine to deliver one of the most potent offenses in Faith Christian’s very proud baseball history.
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Ralston Valley boys and Golden girls both shine By Daniel Williams
email@example.com GREELEY — Those calling this season a “down” year for Jefferson Country track and field programs aren’t paying close enough attention. There were plenty of Jeffco storylines scattered all over the 2013 CHSAA Track & Field State Championships Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jeffco Stadium. Winning the 5A boys team title was Cherokee Trail with a score of 74.5 and the best 5A girls team was Cherry Creek with a team score of 86. The best 4A boys team was Vista Ridge with a score of 80 and the best 4A girls team was Niwot with a 70 score. But breathing down those team’s necks were several Jeffco schools. Ralston Valley (16 team points), Pomona (six) and Bear Creek (three) all left their mark on the 5A boys’ side of the meet, while Lakewood (18 team points) and Arvada West (15) scored points on the 5A girls’ side. In 4A Jeffco, Wheat Ridge (eight team points), Alameda (three) and Arvada (two) scored for the boys and Golden (18 team points) and D’Evelyn scored for the 4A girls. “I think Ralston Valley has an underrated team and I think we showed that this season,” Ralston Valley senior Keenan Gibson said. Gibson went from not qualifying for state last season to finishing fifth in the 400-meter dash on Saturday. “It is my senior year, I wanted to work as hard as possible and leave it all out there,” Gibson said. Lakewood senior Maddie Ivy came out of nowhere and left her mark at the championship meet. Ivy was an up-and-coming track
star as a freshman who had her prep career derailed because of concussions. However, Ivy gave track one more run and after dominating one week previously at Jeffco’s league championships she ran to a ninth place finish in the 1600-meter run in 5:09.61. “I thought things went really well. I wanted to really push myself and see what I was capable of,” Ivy said. Ivy also finished eighth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:00.96. In addition, Bear Creek sophomore Olabisi Johnson not only qualified for the state meet rolling over his 5A Jeffco competition last week, but he also made the podium twice with a pair of top-nine finishes in the 110-meter hurdles (15.50) and the 300-meter hurdles (40.09; 9). And perhaps the best overall Jeffco athlete to shine at the state meet was Golden’s Payton Miller. The junior finished third in the 200 meter dash (25.09) and then took fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.95.
5A Jeffco boys’ finishers
110-meter hurdles: 9. Olabisi Johnson, 15.50, Bear Creek 300-meter hurdles: 9. Olabisi Johnson, 40.09, Bear Creek High jump: 2. Hunter Price, 6-5, Ralston Valley 400-meter dash: 5. Keenan Gibson, 48.96, Ralston Valley Shot put: 9. Jacob Buys, 48-00.5, Ralston Valley 3200-meter run: 4. Marcello Laguera, 9:42.83, Pomona
5A Jeffco girls’ finishers:
100-meter hurdles: 9. Talia Marquez, 15.37, Arvada West 1,600-meter run: 9. Maddie Ivy, 5:09.61, Lakewood 3,200-meter run: 8. Maddie Ivy, 5:09.61, Lakewood Triple jump: 3. Stephanie Bess,
Lakewood’s Maddie Ivy overcame concussions and showed her strength at the state meet. Photo by Daniel Williams 37-9.75, Arvada West Long jump: 3. Talia Marquez, 179.5, Arvada West Pole vault: 3. Lauren Brunsdale, 11-8, Lakewood; 5. Lauren Santi, 1102, Lakewood; 7. McKenzie Patarino, 10-8., Lakewood
4A boy’s finishers:
100-meter dash: 7. Jesus Castaneda, 10.99, Alameda Triple jump: 2. Peter Greco, 464.5, Wheat Ridge Discus: 2. Stephen Sowal, 151-8, Arvada
4A girls’ finishers:
200-meter dash: 5. Payton Miller, 25.09, Golden 400-meter dash: 3. Payton Miller, 54.95, Golden Triple jump: 9. Courtney Smith, 34-07.75) D’Evelyn