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Sentinel Lakewood

Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 46

June 27, 2013

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Bear Creek Lake Park in running for grant Program requires votes of residents By Clarke Reader

Lakewood Police, West Metro Fire and Rescue, RTD and St. Anthony’s Hospital took part in an annual emergency-operations-training field exercise June 19. In the exercise an armed suspect exposed victims to a toxic material, and hazmat services had to clean off all the victims before being taken to St. Anthony’s. Photo by Clarke Reader

public shares visions for downtown Next step to create document on proposed changes By Clarke Reader The plan for redefining downtown Lakewood is coming together, and the city hosted the last open house June 18 about the project. The city’s Downtown Lakewood Connectivity and Urban Design Plan aims to not only better provide connectivity in the area, but also implement design standards to make it feel like a more unified downtown. “We’ve established these goals for downtown like creating better connectivity and making sure people can find their way around downtown, now we’re synthesizing everything together,” said Mark Kopatz, of Stanley Consultants, which has been helping the city with urban design elements. “We’ve gotten some really great comments

An exterior view of the Lakewood Civic Center through an outdoor sculpture. File Photo on how to streamline things and create a cohesive look.” The area designated as downtown Lake-

wood encompasses the Belmar shopping Downtown continues on Page 19

Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park could receive up to $100,000 in grants from Coca Cola’s “Take it to the Park” program, but needs help from residents to win. Residents can vote daily at www. for Bear Creek Lake Park (BCLP) until July 15. According to Maria Ashley, public affairs and communications manager with Coke, the “Take it to the Park” program is part of the fourth annual America is your Park campaign, which emphasizes becoming active and healthy. Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations administrator with the city of Lakewood, said the city found out about the competition through a parks and recreation publication. Since BCLP is the city’s highest attended park — with about 415,000 visits a year — she said it seemed like the natural choice to enter into the running. “We wanted to do an awareness campaign to really get the word out to the community about this,” she said. “Not only does first place win $100,000, second place wins $50,000 and third place wins $25,000.” In addition to being able to vote on the Coke website, people can vote by checking in at the park on Foursquare, and by logging at least 20 minutes of physical activity at the park on MapMyFitness. According to Ashley, more than 16,000 parks from around the country participated in the grant program last year.

Jefferson County commissioners oppose pot businesses Commercial operations barred until 2015 By Glenn Wallace Though Colorado counties will be able to regulate and tax marijuana-related businesses beginning this fall, Jefferson County will not be among them. The Jefferson County commissioners voted 3-0 to ban those types of businesses newly allowed under voter-approved Amendment 64. Under the new law, beginning Oct. 1, cities and counties can start accepting permit applications for marijuana businesses, including cultivation facilities, testing fa-

cilities, product manufacturing facilities and retail stores. Commissioners Faye Griffin, Casey Tighe and Donald Rosier all voted to approve the county ban, which calls for all such businesses to not be allowed within unincorporated Jeffco until Feb. 1, 2015. “Waiting until 2015 would allow us to see how this is going in other municipalities,” Assistant County Attorney Eric Butler said. Butler said the state still had many portions of the Amendment 64 recreational marijuana law to work out, and a November election to determine how the product will be taxed. He added that since Jeffco did not allow medicinal marijuana, the county did not even have that framework to build from.

Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir called the ban “a thoughtful and prudent approach” to help protect children. Public comment on the proposed ban was mixed, with a few members of the audience asking for the ban to be made permanent. Even proponents of recreational marijuana like Colorado NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) board member Shawn Hauser seemed to accept that at least a temporary moratorium to sort out business taxes and regulations was appropriate. “Opting into (Amendment 64) is for the best for public safety,” Hauser said, suggesting that the ban’s length be shortened. Colorado Tobacco and Education and Prevention Alliance Executive Director Bob Doyle said he group would like to see the

ban made permanent, to avoid marijuana becoming mass merchandized. “It’s not impacting home use and home growing, but it does prohibit retail marijuana,” Doyle said. Not allowing marijuana businesses will also mean not receiving marijuana tax revenues. Butler told the commissioners that by instituting the ban, Jeffco would also not be eligible for marijuana impact funds through the state.

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Theater for teens The Edge starts new program to encourage teen playwrights By Clarke Reader The Edge Theatre is looking to foster the next generation of theater lovers and is getting started with its TeenEdge playwriting program. Running from June 28 through July 11, the program will introduce teens to elements of dramatic writing. “We wanted to focus on teenagers because we believe they can really learn a lot from the kind of work we do here,” said Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director of The Edge. The class will be taught by actor Chuck Novatka, who taught a similar class in New York City. Yaconis said he found Novatka’s curriculum really exciting, which is why he wanted him to teach the class. “I want to give students a voice in a place where they feel safe to share that voice,” Novatka said. “It’s geared to all sorts

of personalities and skill levels.” Using a curriculum inspired by Aristotle’s “Poetics,” Novatka will guide students through a series of written and improvisational exercises to develop ideas, characters, themes and dialogue. At the end of the class, all the students will have written a 7-to-10 page, two-character play, and all the plays will be professionally staged at the Edge, according to Novatka. The plays will produced and acted by the students in the class, giving them a taste of what it’s like to put a play on as well. “It’s not just writing, it’s also acting and learning what’s going on behind the scenes,” he said. “With all these areas, they’ll get to learn about ideas like themes and conflicts.” Novatka said that TeenEdge presents a unique chance to study the theater arts that many don’t get until college. For Yaconis and The Edge, this is just the start. “If this is successful, we’d like to add other classes like acting, directing and stage design,” he said. “We have always wanted to do education, and this is a great way to get started.” For more information on TeenEdge and The Edge, visit

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LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY Thieves rob Walgreens pharmacy

Lakewood shelter, 5787 West 6th Ave. This free family event will feature all of this year’s painted cats, real cats up for adoption, face painting, cat origami and refreshments. For more information on the event and the Cat Care Society, go online to

Lakewood Police are seeking assistance in identifying suspects in a robbery at the Walgreens at West Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street on June 21. The robbery occurred around 3:40 a.m., and it was determined that the thieves stole primarily from the store’s pharmacy. Surveillance cameras did capture several images of the thieves during the burglary. Anyone who can help with the investigation should call Detective McGlynn at 303-987-7244.

Artist reception held for Space in Time exhibit

An artist reception will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Lakewood Civic Center, 480 S. Allison Parkway, for the newly installed Space in Time exhibit.

Cat Care Society hosts ‘Festival of Felines’

As part of the Cat Care Society’s annual “Tails of the Painted Cats” summer tour, the society will throw a “Festival of Felines” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. The festival will take place at the society’s

Volunteers needed for trail construction on Green Mountain

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) need about 200 volunteers for a trail construction project at Green Mountain on Saturday, June 29. The volunteer effort will focus on rerouting an eroding, steep section of

the Rooney Valley Trail in William Frederick Hayden Park, situated atop Green Mountain. “This volunteer effort will help connect a mid-level trail along the side of William Frederick Hayden Park, spreading the use of this heavilyused trail system,” said Erik Nilsen, natural resource specialist. “Volunteers make a lot of what we do possible. They account for more than 60 percent of the trail construction and maintenance at Lakewood’s Regional Parks.” No experience is necessary to volunteer. Registered volunteers will be treated to a light breakfast and lunch. The minimum age to participate is 14. Volunteers are asked to register in advance to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies, and food. Register online at or by calling 303-715-1010.

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Some Typical Questions That Buyers and Sellers Have About Closings

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own dogs,” he said. “It’s much better when the owners build the bond and work toward the goal of obedience themselves, because then they earn the reward of their dogs learning.” Most dogs show progress within five or six sessions, Elbrecht said, but it’s the owner’s responsibility to maintain the work and work with their dog each day. “The real progress will happen over the course of the week,” he said. “I show the owners what to do in one session and they follow up throughout the week doing the exact thing that we worked on.” Once the dog masters one skill, such as properly walking on a leash without pulling, Elbrecht can show the owner how to train the dog to sit on command, for ex-

ample. “It is entirely on the owner to maintain the work,” he said. “A dog is an animal — it isn’t a computer or a machine. You can’t just take out the broken parts and replace them with the things you want. It’s consistency that really makes them obedient. That’s the key factor.” Elbrecht uses a combination of positive and negative reinforcement coupled with motivation; the balance is different for each dog depending on the animal’s personality, he said. Positive reinforcement is praising the dog when it does a correct behavior and saying “No” when it performs an incorrect behavior. Motivation is in the form of making it

fun for the dog, like a game of Simon Says, Elbrecht said. “Once it becomes fun for them, they’re interested in it and they’re happy do to the obedience,” he said. “Every dog is different and every dog’s approach is going to be different.” Double Diamond Dog Training also offers a program called “Outward Bound with the Hounds” to clients whose dogs have reached an advanced level of obedience and are capable of walking for a long period and able to deal with multiple distractions. As part of the program, Elbrecht takes a group of dogs on hikes and walks to areas such as Olde Town Arvada, Red Rocks, Capitol Hill, Washington Park and the mountains.

One of the dogs in the program, Blossom, was rescued from a breeder where she spent her whole life in a barn breeding. Before Elbrecht began working with her about a year ago, she was so fearful that she was scared to walk out the front door, he said. “Now she’s one of the most excited dogs that I have in the group,” he said. “When she sees me she starts grinning and she’s excited to go out. She’s shaking to get in the car and say hello to everyone in the car. Everyone loves it, but she really, really shows how much she likes it.” In-home obedience training sessions are about an hour per week and begin at $50 per session depending on the owner’s location. Elbrecht works with owners throughout the metro area. For more information on Double Diamond Dog Training, visit or on Facebook at


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opinions / yours and ours

On July Fourth, have a blast, without fireworks Once again, it looks like many of Colorado’s communities are headed toward a Fourth of July without fireworks. Last year, arguably Colorado’s worst ever for wildfires, saw a statewide burning ban that prohibited fireworks. Already this year, fires have scorched tens of thousands of acres throughout the state. No statewide ban has been put in place as of yet, but make no mistake, Colorado is in emergency mode. In many counties, officials have taken common-sense, precautionary measures and instituted burning rules that, among other things, outlaw personal use and professional displays of fireworks. Unless the skies open up immediately

our view and consistently, these bans are likely to remain in place at least through July Fourth. For many, that means, like last year, celebrating the holiday without one of our nation’s most treasured traditions. Yes, fireworks are fun. They have come to be seen as a sparkling, brilliant reminder of our independence. But much of Colorado is too dry, the conditions too ripe for danger, to risk it. We see this as a necessary inconve-

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nience. Moreover, we encourage residents to be diligent in following whatever restrictions their county or municipality has imposed. A single, carelessly discarded cigarette has been known to start a major wildfire. Certainly, flaming objects designed to explode in the air have the potential to create at least as much havoc. Consider some statistics from the National Fire Protection Association: In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 17,8000 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires and 16,300 outside and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage. In a normal year, more fires are

reported on July 4 than on any other day, and fireworks are the major culprit, according to the association. Imagine the potential for disaster if errant fireworks landed in a wooded area of Colorado. It’s not worth the risk for a few minutes of viewing pleasure. And if doing the right thing for Coloradans’ safety isn’t enough, consider the potential damage to a scofflaw’s wallet. In unincorporated Douglas County, for example, setting off fireworks comes with up to a $1,000 fine. We could make a case that fines should be even stiffer. Independence Day is rooted in major sacrifice. Eating hot dogs and enjoying the company of family and friends without fireworks is a rather small one.

The subtext of texting not a good read A little while ago, the family was on our way out — I don’t even remember where we were going — but we were waiting for one of my daughter’s friends to arrive, because she was riding with us. And minutes were passing, and we’re getting gradually more impatient, when finally my wife turns to my daughter and asks “where’s your friend?” To which we get in return “I don’t know, she’s not texting me back. “Well, have you called her?” “No.” And you could practically hear the follow-up, “As if ...” Like as in, “As if I would ever actually talk to one of my friends with this device which was originally designed exclusively to allow me to talk to everybody, at any time.” I’ve written before about how weird it is that the next generation is so constantly interconnected by their cell phones, but at the same time so disconnected in every other regard. But it turns out that that phenomenon of youth also has a troubling manifestation in adult life. My friend Jay is in sales, and has been for 20-some years. Business has been dicey for the last several years, but he’s keeping his head above water. One thing that we’ve talked about a lot in respect to his business is how impersonal it’s become. And he sees that as a very bad thing, from both a business and a cultural angle. People who he’s worked with for 20 years don’t have the time to say “hey” and catch up with how the family is doing; a salesman from 15 years ago who would look you in the eye and give you a handshake promise now sends you a text message with a vague statement of intent. The personal part of business has become completely subsumed by the need to keep up with the speed of technology, and things that used to work because of relationships don’t work anymore. Let me come at it this way: 50 years ago, investors had brokers who they knew by first name; brokers had relationships with companies; and companies valued that

chain of connections because it was the lifeblood of their company. Now, you or I can log in to e-Trade from our iPad while sitting on the couch in our pajamas, catch up on the stock market in a few minutes, and send instructions to the HAL 9000 on the other end of the ether, and go about our merry day. Nowhere in that is there any accountability to the investor from the company, who barely knows you exist, if at all. You wonder how a thing like Enron could happen? Because Ken Lay never had to look one of the “little people” in the eye and tell them he was in the process of bilking them out of their life savings. Personal relationships require accountability, and when business is managed by text message, there are no personal relationships. D I like technology, and I think there are a lot of really wonderful aspects to it. But intim marr it seems like what it has actually done is W replace conversations when it was intended to augment them. It’s made the messy and w part of relationships an arms-length away, not a certa where it’s safe and unaccountable. me. And that’s not good for anybody, W whether it’s working out six-figure deals or spiri just trying to get to dinner on time. this p tians U D Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitare a ness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from marr Alameda High School and the University of of Go marr Colorado-Boulder. in th cal m Fo are n cally legal psyc rema and t O whic able beca been — wh each Pe marr law a rema toug Pe ried to pr divor more eithe If


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Probably one of the most recognized, overused, and abused break-up lines of all time is, “It’s not you, it’s me.” For all of the Seinfeld fans out there, you will recall that in one episode Jason Alexander’s character, George Costanza, actually claimed that he invented this break-up maneuver when one of his love interests used the very same line on him when trying to end the relationship. And I know that many people still use this line or tactic to end relationships or let others down easy, or maybe both. I like the line for a different reason. Forgetting the overused and abused relationship and break-up analogy for a moment, how often have we used the very same line when deflecting blame for something we have done or have not done? Do we take accountability and own it, “It’s not you, it’s me?” Or do we reverse it

and place the problem squarely on someone else, “It’s not me, it’s you?” I much prefer the original version, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Personal accountability is the first rung on the ladder of success. And it is not just when something has gone horribly wrong or where there is an opportunity to place or accept blame, it is also true when given an opportunity. Strong leaders use this tactic all the

time. And they use it in a couple of ways, one to lead by example and the other to give a team member a chance to step up and demonstrate a competency or capability. In the example of leading by example or leading from the front, a good manager or leader may recognize that there is an opportunity for a teaching moment and they jump in and say, “Wait a minute, it’s not your turn yet, let me demonstrate this for you one more time, OK?” And conversely, the employee may feel that they are ready to demonstrate their readiness and capabilities and use the very same line, “I’ve got this boss, it’s not you, it’s my turn.” And so the strong leader allows his team member to try. This is another teaching moment, just moving from the “doing” of everything for everyone, to “giving” an opportunity to learn.

But even if we do reverse it, “It’s not me, it’s you,” this too can be used when a coach or leader calls upon an employee or team member to step up because they know that they are ready to give something a shot. “It’s not me this time, it’s you, it’s a big project but I am confident you can handle it.” Both situations allow for growth, ownership, success, and building a solid foundation to build upon. It’s only in times of blame or difficulties when we reverse the line and fall back on the comfortable crutch of “It’s not me, it’s you,” that we stifle growth in ourselves and others as we deflect ownership and accountability. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and founder of www.

Don’t be short with morning traffic reports Dear Morning Show Radio Hosts: I’m writing to you about an issue of grave import to our community: your traffic reports. Perhaps you haven’t realized that what is said — or, more specifically, what is not said — can make or break commuters’ whole days, even before we leave our driveways. First, your traffic reports are too short. It takes more than the 15 seconds allotted for this crucial information to catalog construction slow-downs and inevitable multiple accidents on the Interstates, much less report on the subsequent fender-benders caused by interminable lines at stoplights for those who opt for surface streets to avoid these messes. Why not give this topic the time it deserves? Say, 15 minutes? Perhaps these truncated time frames are why your traffic reporters talk so fast … and, consequently, why it’s so hard to follow where the commute-busting problems actually are. For example, there are so many “70s” in our landscape. There’s Interstate 70 of course, but also 76, 270 and

C-470, as these motorways are popularly known. And because I usually need to travel an east-west then north-south route, I wait breathlessly for any mention of a road with “70” in the name. This information usually rushes past me, though, before I can decipher which of these routes is the least time-sucking. I also ask you to please consider the frequency of your traffic reports. Every 15 minutes is simply not often enough, much less on the half hour. Before I commit to turning right for I-25 or left for C-470, I’m practically begging for the latest info so that when I get to I-70,

I’m in the correct turn lane … or, at least, I have time to blast across three lanes of traffic in front of everyone else still making their own decisions. Or, in the more likely circumstance that I’ve already embarked on the exact wrong route yet again, I listen breathlessly for any updates, often flipping from station to station to station for advice. If I’m already 20-some mind-numbing minutes into a commute and waiting — in the car and on the road — I could literally weep with gratitude for guidance from those in the know about whether to bail at Santa Fe or try to make it all the way to Quebec. (Just a note: it’s not helpful to be warned to expect the “usual problems” because I don’t know where these usual problems usually are.) Sure, sometimes it’s fun to play along with quizzes and contests to while away the time. And to check my phone for the

time (I’m not texting, truly) because I’ve long since stopped wearing a watch. Very infrequently, if I’ve remembered to toss it in my bag, I might even lean over to the rear-view mirror and pucker up for some lip gloss. But it’s impossible to handle both my essential travel mug of coffee and my stick shift as I herky-jerk through stop and go traffic. In short, dear Morning Show Hosts, please don’t be short with your traffic reports. I believe I’m not alone in my request; in fact, I can see out the window sitting here that I am far from alone. Andrea W. Doray is a writer who would prefer to bike to work, even though it’s a little harder to handle her coffee mug. Contact her at


The psychological marriage, divorce Dear Neil: I’m married, but I’m not in an intimate relationship, and I’m not happily married, either. We lead almost entirely separate lives, and we sleep in separate bedrooms. I am not at all confident that she loves me; she certainly doesn’t act like she likes or loves me. We are married in name, but not in spirit. Is there anything I can do to change this problem? We are evangelical Christians, and we don’t believe in divorce. Unhappy in Florida Dear Unhappy: In every marriage there are actually three separate marriages: The marriage of the church (married in the eyes of God), the marriage of the state (your marriage certificate, which makes it legal in the eyes of the law) and the psychological marriage. For many people, the three marriages are not aligned. Some people psychologically marry way before they actually get legally married, and other people may psychologically divorce even though they remain married in the eyes of the church and the law. Of the three marriages, you determine which one is the most significant and valuable to you. People who remain married because they think that their marriage has been blessed by God tend to stay together — whether they love each other (and enjoy each other’s company) or not. People who stay together because their marriage has been sanctioned by the law are, on the whole, less committed to remain together when the going gets really tough. People who are psychologically married will fight with everything they’ve got to preserve the relationship and to avoid a divorce. They tend to feel more intense and more passionate toward each other than either of the others. If all three of these marriages are

aligned and connected, you are likely to be a very stable couple. But what happens when they’re not aligned? What happens, for instance, when one person acts as if they’ve psychologically divorced the other, but they in fact remain married — which is what you’ve described. So let me state the obvious: If one person psychologically divorces the other, the most important and most vital marriage is essentially over, even if you stay together. That means you might stay bonded in the eyes of God and the law, but your relationship ceases to be close and compelling, and the two of you will grow more distant, less affectionate, less intimate. If you are psychologically married, but you’re not confident your spouse is, make a serious attempt at addressing what has happened. Ask her what distanced her from you, and what she would need in order to consider coming back to you. Neil Rosenthal is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Westminster and Boulder, Colorado. His column is in it’s 21st year of publication, and is syndicated around the world. You can reach him at (303)758-8777, or email him through his website: www.heartrelationships. com. He is not able to respond individually to queries.

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Police investigate RTD station stabbing By Clarke Reader Lakewood police are investigating a stabbing near the Lamar Light Rail Station that occurred shortly before 2 a.m. June 17. According to information released by the Lakewood Police Department, the victims — a husband and wife — were approached on the RTD platform by three male suspects who asked the couple for a cigarette.

The couple attempted to leave and were assaulted by the suspects. The male had been pepper sprayed, and the female had been stabbed in the upper-rear of her neck and shoulder area. The female was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The three hispanic males are all described as around 17 to 18 years old and ranging in height and weight from 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and 140 to 190 pounds.

The first suspect had dark hair and was last seen wearing a long-sleeved red shirt, dark pants and light-colored shoes. The second suspect had a black shirt, hoodie with short or rolled up sleeves, tan pants and a back pack. There is no clothing description for the third suspect. RTD surveillance cameras captured some images of the suspects. Anyone who may be able to identify the suspects should call Detective Bryan Feik at 303-987-7536.

Jeffco news in a hurry Libraries offering tablets

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Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is now offering a limited number of JCPL 2 Go devices for checkout at all 10 library locations. These Internet-enabled computer tablets offer wireless access to a menu of digital information, including eBooks, magazines, games, videos, Internet search capabilities and more. “We’re very excited to be offering this convenient technology,” said Pam Nissler, JCPL executive director. “Patrons can use these devices to access a world of digital information from anywhere, anytime. It’s like taking the library with you wherever you go.” JCPL 2 Go devices are wireless D2 tablets that weigh less than a paperback book but contain a virtual library of information. The tablets come preloaded with selected eBook titles, a game, and Library eBook applications, so patrons can download other digital titles from the library. They are available in three formats − kids, teens and adults − and may be checked out for three weeks at a time. They come with a carrying case, char-

ger and instructions, and library staff members are available to provide an overview of the device to interested patrons. The tablets are only available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis. JCPL 2 Go devices were made available through a generous donation from the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

depending on trip origination. Children five years of age or younger can ride free with a fare-paying adult. For specific RockiesRide route and schedule information, go online to shtml or call RTD at 303-299-6000. Patrons with hearing or speech impairments should call the TDD information service at 303-299-6089.

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The Board of County Commissioners for Jeffco approved two grants for the Sheriff’s Office earlier this month to help improve the county’s fire preparedness. One is a $30,000 grant from the Colorado State Forest Service for a fuel-mitigation program. The program supports fuel crews working to decrease the threat of wildfire in Jeffco by reducing hazardous fuels. The second grant was for $1,875, to support the purchase of five portable radios for the Sheriff’s Emergency Management Office. The grant funding came from the Colorado Department of Safety, Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

RTD is offering special weekday RockiesRide bus service to the Independence Day fireworks games July 3 and 4. The direct bus service will run to and from Coors Field and 11 Parkn-Ride locations in the metro area and Boulder High School. RockiesRide buses depart from the designated locations up to two hours prior to the game and drop off passengers outside of Coors Field at 22nd/Blake 30-60 minutes before the first pitch. Every RockiesRide bus is easily identified with the letter “R” and the route number (e.g. 5R) on the destination sign on the front. One-way fares range from $4 to $5,

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REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK What is your specialty and what does that mean for the but don’t get the opportunity very often. Serena Billmayer people you work with? Seniors Real Estate Specialist Certified Real Estate IRA Specialist

I specialize in two areas: working with Real Estate IRAs, and working with seniors. I have experience and knowledge of the specific procedures to follow when utilizing an IRA for real estate purchases. I have a Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, as well as personal experience working with seniors from moving my parents from their home in Kansas to a retirement community here in Denver. I believe it is important to not underestimate the sentimental value of a home nor the equity in it.

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What is the most challenging part of what you do? Educating my clients is both challenging and rewarding. For instance, most people don’t know that you can purchase real estate with your IRA, and there are distinct advantages to diversifying your portfolio. Additionally, many people still do not realize it’s a seller’s mar market. However, the lending side is tough and getting tougher, so you have to have patience when it comes to get getting a transaction closed.

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What do you most enjoy doing when you are not working? I’m actually a bit of a workaholic, but I do take time out to play softball, go to my husband’s hock hockey games, and take my dogs for walks. I also love to read, dance, and travel,

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Do not hesitate; we are short of inventory in the Metro area, and if your home is priced right and staged well, it will sell quickly. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Get preapproved; not just prequalified, but preapproved so you can put in a stronger offer. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? When showing properties, I always ring the doorbell, and if no one responds, I unlock the door and walk in. I always shout out first to make sure no one is home. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always work. My clients and I have found people in bed, a man passed out on a couch, and one time a man who had just gotten out of the shower. You never know what you may find!

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Pho t n Cle mo lo bly, Elemethe Decemyear’s pm to by ve especi cratic ent Courtne urcolo ntary -co be Auror y Kuh Sch r massa a the ally on n- tal radon ater len ool the kin ews.c in Co cre at kil politi g abou — nnect Sandy lings om Ho — areand mu icut. edged cal iss t guns ha ue, But ok . startin ch mo as thes always just “Some g to re in gover been the point pop part a dic nor up to gu ackno ey in ercialof the Ca ns, wl wlothers ndian develop ndelas State to a ment. resia con violen north Street tinues t on Pa opose of Coand Ca ge 18 nally d Jeffer al Creek Th son sou few e comi siden theast Parkyea ng ped tial portioof the Candrs is an develop by Ter oth merci elas, n s Gr nt director of Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation, stands next to a gondola at Water World. Mastriona has retired after 43 years. Photo by Andy Carpenean Greg Mastriona,erformer me executive oup. ra Causaof acres. al and includ draw, Ve over ers open ing ldhuiz the ne som res The xt Th space en uizen ething ide new Can will e de will ntial, said. vel del a Ca , a manafor Parkwa includ com homefeature opme y in wes as neighb m-pital. gnt, 1,5 e s, we ha 1,500 t Arvada orhood and 00 sin 1,0 able once severa 00 or . Photo is taking nity, ve five comm held comm mo gle fam comp of sha are by And un erciall millio re hig leted ily, ifferen offerthat us to tho ity,” y Carpen pe with hou 1, a $2.7 million general obliga- missed by the Hyland Hills n squ he “It de , vis t pri se staVeldhuiz ses in vad ’s kind space. ean are r-densit tached ey tion bond issue passed to build family. Board president Don ce Su ion.” a,” feet the low all ndard en sai Veldh of a cit and of ret y units the staina tural have the park. $300,0 Ciancio said he has the highs an d. comm bility ail an flairs mendcomplemuizen y withi d we “The 00s off lar The park began with just two est regard for his overall perford sai . pa -powe unity, can be Highw sharedy tur plan. ous am ent eac d. “T n a cit red Veldh ay 72 ne e see water slides, but grew the fol- mance and commitment to the ommu h oth hey’ll y of Ar and Can uizen n thr systemBetween ount ity truCandela sustails on thestreet Ar-int lowing year with the addition of district. He said Mastriona did a ou g in nilig delas st, he s has parks of opener. There egrate space. s, we thoug nability roofs hts an said, fro ghou to traveling with Pam, who re- the wave pool and four slides. superior job for the district and “It ’ll meric the open h, is space ’s a tre m so- t Co ’s the said. though featur of ho d tiles open There haveBy, Ashley an reimers tired eight years ago. lor its me is “T nearl space firs Next came Surfer’s Cove and will remain a pillar for the Hyits sus 500,0 , cil ad in the he rec recrea e of s. Th to sol dents space ’s a sig areimers@ourcoloradonews. ity an ar Ea o,” he sait of its The break is well-deserved Thunder Bay in 1984, followed land community and a valued nifi y 20 taina firm 00 be ,” Veldhreation tion centhe co e bigges kind reatio can en and bu cant 0 acres d trails pays ch bu bild. cau mm ed com ild after years of dedication to not cen co t ild of ter joy uiz a in by River Country in 1986. resource for the district. na er se mm fee unity ing omes fore It’s go l asp the the who we’re en sai ter is . of itm open Its only the Hyland Hills District, , views area state “River Country really put WaGoing forward, Mastriona d. “It a $3 co moun proximect of the quali building $3,000 buys may ing to where ent to land of lot pe It an alld ou started at be mmitte ’s tha million rea tai ity ter World on the map because it said he will take with him the comm ple resaii- Laundro- but the community. as solfied ren . If the r lot int s in Ca t exp d to oth fato tdo Greg LE ch LE LEED “w ns an -Mastriona y His leadership and vision had tube rides and at that time many memories and experipoint ork, din d oth Bomat and ar pa ewable build o the ndela ron ED, or ED go silver sustai ensive uld inun1969. ity.” or recof s me tru ld. the ne certifi nabil , Veldh e an er lochader, graduated college and was have resulted in many facili- all the slides were body slides,” ences he’s made over the years, the other tec ls, geo energ build ntal Leaders ” home st beation Golde ity. d So en ed, major De for n, a the recreation job, ties including Adventure Golf he said. “We then built the first and will remember the great orhnolo therm y system s wi and s wh struc far, ab uizen sai play”looking U.S. ing me sign, hip in En ity th is an his If it ere Pam certifi Green ets ergy happened to & Raceway, the Greg Mastriona family ride, Raging Colorado, ganization, staff and board he oth wife pe and tion an out 30 d. when home the bu of the gy, they al heat s, such o-o cat an Th fee Bu green occu d nin home run into er get pump sel the wife of the execuGolf Courses at Hyland Hills, stand ion me d Envisits s with ilder ch . coole e recrea ilding which allowed for people to lin worked with. But for those who a reb e ho s are Charl pied. g in mes tive ate s pa director of the Hyland Hills the Ice Centre at the Prome- interact on the ride. That was need a little reminder of the forowne the tru sustai ooses no and d by a tion cenCouncil ards set ans the ie Mc nie of are under nable Kay by the t to alrand Park Recreation District. nade — a collaboration with the pretty cool.” con velop s, the taina r to use st and the will fea geothe ter wi . mer director, just take a look in ead nwi qu bu co is rmal roofto ture ll be ble to ild y bu my wife that she city of Westminster, the MAC availa alitie mm th Ch merci ment used, 15 kil heate heat Since then, the park has the top of his old desk. urc “She told ilt erc p Mo impro retrofi ha ble to s, the the Ranc has al part sn’t sta ial devel hwas drawi re tha vem t their tures, as well to offset owatt pump d and sure her husband would (Mature Adult Center) and of grown to 48 attractions built fee the “I always had a candy drawer been h Co sol as sys of the rted ho ng res n jus ents, Ve home mo oper, me Ve and interview,” Mastrio- course, Water World. mint over 67 acres, featuring rides that anyone could grab from, yet give “O The ldhuiz many oth st of thear pane tem idents t sus ldhuiz with mesai anm for som grocery erest fro comm sites ne thi most en sai na said.d“Ide was very fortunate to He said he’s also extremely like Voyage to the Center of the and I made sure and left it full,” taina er sus electr ls on en sai susou ng e oth sto m co unity, the co signifi d. taina a 36 and the is the t to Ca ble ici er po res to m bebu int the mright place at the right proud of the many programs “W nv liv d. 0-degr vie nd can ble ty can there- where is all started.” the district sponsors for chil- Earth, Mastriona’s favorite, and he said. we’ll e’ve be tentia build enien t sus w,” he natural elas thoing is featime. That’s ee ce sto the most recent addition, the see taina be sai ug McKa continu en at l clients.there, as Mastriona tow Sta vie res started his 43- dren in the district. bility n De ndley w from d. “Resi auty of h. it Mile High Flyer. e we y to wo for Rang an ll as In the Know feanver the La de Fo said. Hills career as a “The best part of the job is rk on many year Hyland “Voyage was built in 1994, and ke, the y home nts ha visit r more of the e. The yea it for ve golf course assistant superin- seeing the smiles of the kids,” and we still have hour-long www.l inf DiD you know? most natural Pikes PeFlat Iro site. Th many rs an ivefor ormati tendent, ak on ns, do ey defin beau years,”d before becoming the he said. “Knowing that the pro- waits,” Mastriona said. “It’s a wn ward. on ab ty ing Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District grams and the facilities are be- five-minute ride, that’s fast and chara of the the Fro com out Ca executive director in 1972. was established in 1955, and was the . cteris site is nt ndelaOver the years he had an in- ing used and enjoyed by the features robotics. It’s still right one tics first park and recreation district in Colos, part in growing the dis- kids, that’s pretty neat. You can’t of tegral



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Guns, marijuana, civil unions like dom Gov.esJohn Hickenlooper gives his State Offic of the eState addresswork to a joint durin as chairis focusinglegislative bill,Last session Penis .” childhood trail. portation projects targeted toward the Dengran serves g Trad lopment and of Economic estic partHe is HB 1170 eastbound ton’s tann parents. dchildren and education onon, e to topics early Internatio . limit and the economy were among Hickenlooper’s speech. More coverage, Pages 10-11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen encoof of taxpa focusing on stew 3 during ver metro’s northern region. , mittee s for definof urage , tannface delays grandnal the mino to the coaliti itely. Peniswas postponed ing Alliance on Jan. I-25 ing backng According rs and expa security yer resources, ardship dustradvanced man the growth Washington highlighted several projects g to nsion County Business in- civil“This will go of financial ufact the morni again for ton is bringing from Kiplin during y in along of address the Douglas with law and community during a Jan. 4 legislative breakfast hosted by travelers es the upco dewith the it be union bill that are need Colorado. He uring inare de Frank McNulty rssion. enforceme 11 minut ming sespasse trust will House Speaker und travele evening. Louisville-based nonprofit 36 Commuting more than nt. port worked in Colorado said jobs outgoing state “This bill d this session,” definitely to He said he is and westbo es in the Lawrence and Solutions at the Omni Interlocken Resort. working rush hour, to cal econ ing families that supas 18 minut other impowould take careshe said. larssave Colorado Rep.-elect Polly expected on a bill and the omy. “The Denver-metro regionRep.will the state layed as much the corridor is Holbert, milli of those be deter rtant fami Chrisbe lot over the “I’ll be state mining ons of dolleft,Washington ly mem to pay 30 percen greatest city in theFrom West,” said. “Iby Jane Reuter Growth along Photo a bette that ensu sponsoring bers.” for the session. more than r way e kickoff legislation res indiv ization required really believe that, aand I believe that it can be increase by legislativ one faced and inpa hosp of teleph financial iduals that 20 years. done through the transportation investments tient treat italhave ng the next with a series on has been adversity ment ones grabbi have Beginning coaliti during s that we’re making in this region.” Lawmakers do to be the in July, the s to citizen aren’t going it means you really Speaker town halls ting three option continues However, he said RTD’s journey to accomaddiany addi so on Page . presen ng House headlines, plish these projects has not been an easy one. 7 leaders: tolling g lanes tive session on,” outgoi re the ones that busy l of the business new legisla g the existin ed contro to pay attenti “They’ In May 2012, the 15-member RTD board the and area tol for the new; and and keepin have regain their ma- Frank McNulty said. highest impact on By Jane reuter tional lanes all the lanes, old and decided against placing a 0.4 percent sales Democrats , and maintain adad lican to have the to pay for House , and Repub tive are going tax increase on the general election ballot to s to free; tolling ty or sales taxes Colorado state Senate ss owner proper y legisla my.” fund FasTracks. This means if current finanjority in the the Douglas Count t business econo lty urged busine l,” testify and raising new lanes. come across l Father of three Timothy Forehand wants of McNu cial projections remain as they are, the North no state Capito of concern ditiona one thing that has members a could impac just for the is that at said more time with his young daughters. A new on hand “The that there and toll “show up Metro and Northwest lines will not be comwhen issues delegation t said, “is e-sponof them were r supporters go back procedure for patients with his form of liver clear,” Hilber pleted until 2042. owners. Four y Business Allianc Jan. 3 bring you could what is decid decidBy Jane Reute Page 19 table. world on held the the cancer may give him several more months. es Count in on colora are way continu But Washington saidjreute he is convinced these r@our Douglas ays. No matter free.” . kickoff session Legislators County That’s a precious gift to a man who a year legislative remain existing roadw Medical Center totwo projects will be done way before the prog to Douglas in- sored in g (lanes) will Sky Ridge us about s urged ago was told he likely wouldn’t survive for on is leanin leader ed, existin to be cautio jected completion dates and noted the trans-stay aware and get as at Lone Tree’s addithe coaliti State or addi you need s to one more month. Hilbert said n to toll any new “The bills ss owner portation district has made significant strides could impact them and busine Capi Capithat Forehand underwent surgery to install construction sed ward a decisio in issues in the past two years. Involved that time, Washing- seats at the state to pay for be discus the device that’s expected to extend his take their tional lanes He said this will ton said RTD has eitherlawma begunkers construction Feby and Feb life Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center. He maintenance. coalition’s Januar or contracted work out for 77 percent of its results the among the first patients in the United States they go over t- heavily at planned FasTrack network projects, includgs, when conducted to the Depar to undergo the process, and Sky Ridge is the ruary meetin telephone survey ing the Gold, West Rail, U.S. Bus Rapid Transit recent cuts ture some a recent first of a handful of centers permitted to ltants. from restruc (BRT), East Rail and Interstate 225 Rail Lines. e. ch Consu d with these uction could perform it pending approval from the Food ment of Defensneed to go forwar could be by Hill Researthat route, constr ,” he said. “Of course we’ve had our challenges, but s views and Drug Administration. “If we go “I think we “but I think they not sooner requires if our I always like to say that it’s not all about the mike Coffman’tax piece, the fact that 2014, said, t compromiseon to start in early The Dallas man was diagnosed with option that pushes cuts,” he knock down — the knock down being the financing n: “I like the way that doesn’ for the vast no attenti obviously ocular melanoma in January 2012. The fast- Doctors and nurses prepare Timothy Forehand for surgery Jan. 8 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree. The Dallas we pick a done in a On fiscal resolutio cuts remain permanent challenges — but the get up,” Washington y. There was the g taxes), that that they “If those two tax was a win. On growing eye cancer already had spread to man was diagnosed a year ago with cancer that has since spread to his liver. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen national securitthese cuts. I think the no- a vote (raisin r. But I don’t think most of the Bush say. said. “We’ve had these challenges, but we’re people I thought to g citizens cuts, and we his liver, where tumors typically are lethal. happen, so it out furthe detail paid majority of American at all balanced with I am hearin fix it, but we getting up off the canvas, and we’re getting now. We’ve it would neveran across-the-board options are what it wasn’t t side, money `yeah, “It’s a devastating diagnosis,” said Dr. though more say negative do them done pretty quickly.” ” this bill e.’ to spend even g citizens `let’s just Charles Nutting, who performed the pro proof Defens I’m hearin ne else to pay the taxes.’ in the and the debt and tion was are, in fact, going Washington also said work on the nearly Department l. We’re cutting proabout the deficit all.” r option cedure. “Survival is only a couple months.” cut to the got to be serious the want someo it at was a popula ing to 6.5-mile segment of the Northwest Rail Line ey rationa “Personserious about Raising taxes surveys, but accord were “It just isn’t essential and giving ial The procedure performed last week Boldr magazine ban: certainly wasn’t to the future Westminster station is about 33 are By Ryan are essent high-capacity limit. I think this notion town hall 9 percent of people rcoloradone concentrates chemotherapy treatment to grams that to programs that On proposed be a percent complete. This rail segment, which is ms that early That only rboldrey@ou tax and 42 there ought to armed Forehand’s liver, instead of his entire body, ns at all is wrong. same weight al security to progra wayside Hill’s surveyincreased property taxes. De ally, I feel that Debeing funded through RTD’s federally-funded of the U.S. be any regulatio s should by the r veteran sing sales so high doses of cancer-fighting chemicals in favor of to our nation of that there shouldn’tabout high-capacity magazine inher20-yea have gone $1.03 billion Eagle P3 Project, is Aalso part of n Mike should will favored increa rs, 42-41, in favor value.” t ly Criss there essma question little Seal, the can saturate the organ. The idea, Nutting percen probab reCongr said, es, because numbe the re differor havenational himse the planned Gold Line through Arvada and ora) plans forces, agoAndy of the counstate legislatur new lane, s training lfchef the higher said, is to “try and really beat up the tumors a long time said fancie Carpen be decided by ent an (R-Aur he for different parts for HuHot spite tolling one Wheat Ridge that is expected toCoffm be opened by of his efforts issue ean own party Dr. Charles Nutting Mongo taxes over was not sufficin as Coffman be varying standards is too much but that is an ers in his as much as you can.” sales rt there lian ently l memb that Grill, focus much 2016, according to current RTDto projections. suppo ted many 100 rounds congressiona e in an electio the Colorado General licans don’t of the port suggesleft, gets flames The drug-infused blood is then collectent from new try. I feel that passag the for Washington said he has highin hopes the going on a and decided by Some lot of Repub to secure n affairs. Mongolian ed as it leaves the liver, filtered to remove in that a on vetera that must be debated in- support on, D.C.” e spending. 18-mile Colorado Department of TransportaTABOR. grill as other session an’s eyes to defens re-elected not in Washingt as much of the chemicals as possible, and lives of ocular melanoma patients by about cause it’s all irrelevant. I don’t think one required by in Coffm any cuts recently chefs prepar Assembly and The projtion-led U.S. 36 BRT (bus rapid transit) the table whether U.S. for Coloe dishes for returned to the body. The method not only six months. Some have lived an additional day at a time. I live my life the way anybody things on levels in Europe; arentative customers that ect between downtown Denver and Boulder. repres ility that of Veterfour lanes now troop ed in cost-shour at the new would. I do my best to enjoy my life with my District said istargets and intensifies the treatment, but three to five years. Possibility ofsaid there is a possib than latDepartment ns before clude: of restaurant “We want bus rapid transit on rado’s U.S. 366th to be be more involv on force the in the Orchar retain some funcEven six months, Kandarpa said, is re- family.” s to focus Hilbert minimizes side effects. allies should ByerAshl sooner rather Page 19 that would hire qualified vetera intendso we should one of the best BRT systems in thehe country, d Town Center eyasreim to are there wheth es on could expand g from transimarkable. “In the oncology world, people Kandarpa sees its treatment in ocular Affairs bases; “Normally, in chemotherapy, you have ing; y C-470 areim e. in continu rangin ans Coffman ers Westm we are committed to that,” Washington workC-470 sues said. ers@ourc active-duty militar the outsid of the people that permanent overse get excited if you get 15 days, a month (of melanoma as “a platform” from which rethe citizen untry toinster, giveThursd so ay, much hiring from andled by olora To achieve this goal, Washington said D poison the patient can’t a third in the tion into serve at a

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Douglas County School Board Vice President Dan Gerken resigned the week of Jan. 7, and already has stepped down from his seat. He cited growing family and work obligations. Board President John Carson said the group will begin the process of finding his replacement during the Jan. 15 board meeting. Gerken was elected to the board in 2009, and his term was set to expire in November. He did not return calls for comment, Gerken but Carson said there is no mystery surrounding his resignation from the education reform-focused board. “We depend on people being willing to take a lot of time out of their lives and work and families to do this,” he said, noting board members invest at least 20 hours a month to the unpaid post. “Dan has served selflessly in that capacity for over three years now. I greatly appreciate what he’s done for our school district.” Carson said Gerken first approached him about resigning shortly after the new year. “I tried to talk him out of (resigning), but he made his decision,” he said. Though the board has often been criticized for its fast-paced reform efforts, Carson said he doesn’t believe that was a factor in Gerken’s resignation. “If you run for office, you have to be prepared for that,” he said. “Speaking for myself, the reason I got involved in public education was to make some changes in public education that I think have been needed for a long time. I know Dan felt that way as well.” In seven years on the board, Carson said this is the fourth vacancy filled by appointment. “It’s not an infrequent occurrence,” he said. The board has 60 days to fill the empty seat. Any candidate must live in Gerken’s district — District D — which extends from Castle Pines to the southeast corner of the county. Potential school board candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a 12-month resident and registered voter of the district, and have no direct or indirect interest in district contracts. All current school board members are registered Republicans, but the office is officially nonpartisan. “We’re just looking for people that are interested in improving public education, continuing to make our school district the best, and keep making it stronger,” Carson said. Gerken, a father of two, lives in Castle Pines with his wife, Gina. He is chairman and co-founder of Gerken Taxman Inter-

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Einstein Bros. Bagels

is now hiring for all positions for our NEW store opening in Castle Rock. If interested please submit resumes to

Experienced Servers and Bartenders

needed for high volume restaurant. Stop by the Buffalo Rose 1119 Washington Ave. Golden and fill out an application. Financial Analyst: F/T. MBA reqd. Mail Resume to: BRC Real Estate Corp. 9331 Commerce Center St. #A1, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129.

SERTOMA GUN SHOW July 6&7, 2013 at the Event Center at Rustic Hills, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs CO, 80909. 719-630-3976 For Reser vations

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25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Truck. Earn $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141




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June 24 -28 , Monday thru Friday 9:00am-4:00pm Aurora Distribution Center 20761 E. 35th Drive • Aurora, CO

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Help Wanted

Employment Opportunity ____________________________ PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! _____________________________

Assistant Supervisor Concrete DUTIES: Assist Special Projects Supervisor, coordinate concrete maintenance, repair & construction. Coordinate employees. Train crew on equipment, & materials used for finishing, replacing, constructing & preparing concrete. Prepare estimates & orders. Work with inventory, supplies & equipment. Interpret construction blueprints, design & fabricate materials for new construction & repair. Set & check grades. Plow & sand during snow removal. Resolve citizen complaints. Prioritize concrete construction projects. Operate concrete & street construction equipment: backhoe, volumetric mix vehicle, curb machine, loader, trucks. Oncall during snow removal & emergency management situations. Set up traffic control work zones. QUALIFICATIONS: High school/GED, 4 yrs experience roadway maintenance & construction, 1 yr lead work, CO CDL-A license, continuous & strenuous physical labor, lift/move 50 lbs. APPLY: Only online applications are accepted. EOE

NOW HIRING!!! $28/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail and Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience not required. If You Can Shop- You Are Qualified!! _____________________________ NOW HIRING! LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED- Men & Women In Demand For Simple Work. P/T- F/T. Can Be Done From Home. Acceptance Guaranteed- No Experience Required, All Welcome!


Savio House needs foster parents to provide temporary care for troubled teens ages 12-18. Training, 24 hour support and $1900/month provided. Must complete precertification training and pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check. Call Michelle 303-225-4073 or visit Immediate Need for

Local & Shuttle Drivers-


Keep Kids Together

Qualified candidates please apply in person Loaf 'N Jug 260 E. HWY 24 Woodland Park, CO

Abused and neglected brothers and sisters are often separated in foster care. There just aren’t enough foster homes to keep them together. This leaves them sad, anxious and confused and they feel like it’s “all their fault.” Give the Gift of Hope-Become a Savio foster parent. Call Tracy Stuart 303/225-4152

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

NOW HIRING MANAGERS Castle Rock location Paid training, Competitive Salary, health, dental and vision Send resume to: or fax to 719-622-3070

part-time 24-25 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and some Sat hours 8-5 Fun/Busy Pediatric office near Park Meadows area and Castle Rock location. Duties scheduling, phones, check-in and scanning Fax 303-689-9628 or email

TREE CARE Workers: trimming & spraying. CO DL req. $10-12/hr. 303-431-5885

Qualified Candidates must have high school diploma or equivalent drug test and background checks required Great benefits include; Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Match 401(K) Kroger Stock Purchase Plan $3000 tuition reimbursement and Company Paid Life Insurance.

Help Wanted Receptionist

Now Hiring Afternoon and overnight shifts Starting pay $9 and up

Commerce City! Great Benefits! 401K w/Match, Vacation/Holidays.CDL-A, 1yr exp, good driving record. WW Transport, Inc: 800-936-6770 x144, x111

Help Wanted Western Summit

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

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We are proud to offer a drug-free working environment. E.O.E


Must have the following skills: Must have excellent all around skills. Microsoft Office 10, act, word press, writing skills, email blasting, And enews letter, blog, phones, light bookkeeping and general office for small office. Professional Established Company. By Southwest Plaza. 20-30 hours per week. Send Resumes to Areas: Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton, Highlands Ranch

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July 6&7, 2013 the Event Work Center at Rustic $265.07/mo. Prime So. Colorado location w/ • Stable andatSteady Hills, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Rocky Mtn views. Sur veyed, utilities, buildSprings CO, 80909. able. Must see! Call now 866-696-5263 Price • HOME WEEKLY Regional & Teams 719-630-3976 For Reser vations $39,900, 20% down, bal fin 15 yrs at 5.75% fixed, OAC • Family Medical, Dental, Vision,HELP 401(k), Vacation WANTED - DRIVERS SYNC2 MEDIA CLASSIFIED ADS

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To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.

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

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19 newspapers. 21 websites. Connecting YOU to your LOCAL community. 303-566-4100

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

quartered, halves and whole


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

Wanted Wanted to rent; quiet space w/hookups for 36' RV. We're quiet, have references and no pets. Prefer Castle Rock area but will consider others 928-528-8028

Garage Sales Westminster 9808 Garrison Way Westminster 6/28-29 F 8am-12noon S 7am-6pm CUL-DE-SAC SALE vintage collectables TOOLS camping golf LAWN CARE mens suits sports jackets HVAC tools more Arvada Garage Sale Fri & Sat June 28th & June 29 8am-3pm left hand golf clubs and equip., tools, misc items 7616 Upham Ct Englewood Quality Merchandise Fri & Sat 8am-2pm 3053 S Delaware St 1/2 blk north of Dartmouth, Drexxell bedrm set plus Laura Ashley accesso., furn, brass lamps, crib, play pen, snow blower, kitchen, leather couch,clothes and more! Arvada Fun Stuff, Practical Stuff at bargain prices. Ready to move don't miss this yard sale. Fri June 28th & Sat June 29th 9am-3pm. 6887 Brentwood St., Arvada Thornton

Garage Sale 13573 Cherry St., Fri-Sat., June 28-29, 8 am-2 pm. Upright freezer, book shelves, metal desk, sports cards (baseball, basketball, football), comic books, clothes, books, games, toys, misc.

Garage Sales CASTLE PINES Garage/Moving Sale

Furniture, TV, Toys, Clothes etc., June 28th-July 1st 9am 687 Briar Haven Drive Castle Pines off Monarch Blvd. I-25 South to Castle Pines Parkway take Monarch Blvd., North on Monarch Blvd. to Green Briar Sub Division

Golden YARD SALE! JUNE 28, 29, 30 120 High Pkwy • Golden Ret. Elem Teacher selling 20 years of children's books TV, Entertainment Ctr, Furniture, Art Glass, Clothes (men's, women's, kids), Video Games, Older Play Station, Nintendo, General Electronics, Medical Air Purifiers, Crutches, Portable Oxygen Concentrator, Food Dehydrator Castle Rock JUNE 29th, 8-3PM Antiques, Collectibles, Indoor and Outdoor Furniture, Tools, Books, Dishes and so much more 212 Burgess Dr, Castle Rock Lakewood Garage Sale /Charity Fundraiser Sat and Sun June 29 and 30 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Shelter Parking Lot 2540 Youngfield St Come Shop for a Cause and Help the Animals We Need Volunteers Angels with Paws 303-274-2264 Lakewood Huge Garage Sale 12281 W Ohio Dr Fri & Sat June 28th & 29th 9am-4pm Large variety, hunting items, bicycles, furniture, household items, Etc. Northglenn

2 family garage sale

Friday 6/28 & Saturday 6/29 8am-4pm. 460 W. 100th Pl., Northglenn. Furniture, Jewelry, Books, Clothing, Shoes, Toys and lots of miscellaneous!

Appliances FREE:5 Ft. upright Freezer working condition; Centennial Area: Cell: 703-967- 6684

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Misc. Notices Business Opportunity

Exceptional voice and piano instructor.

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


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J-Star Concrete

Sanders Drywall Inc.

A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman

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



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



Call Today for a free quote

303 827-2400 Construction

When “OK” Just isn’t good enough -Integrity & Quality Since 1984 For more information visit: Call Rudy 303-549-7944 for free est.

All phases to include

Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates

Darrell 303-915-0739

Electricians Affordable Electrician 25 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645

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


Radiant Lighting Service **

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

Fence Services


No job too small! I have 8 kids, I need the work!

All Phases of Flat Work by


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


Concrete, Inc.

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


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Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

720-635-0418 Littleton

• Finest quality •30 years experience I have 8 kids, I need the work!



Fence & Deck Doors/Windows

El Pino Concrete Door Doctor Residential/Commercial James marye

D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter

Specializing in: • Flatwork • Tear Out & Replace Replace Foundational Walls Stamped Concrete

Medardo Ibuado 720-238-1959

Idalia 720-496-5316

All kinds of concrete work

938 S. Raleigh St., Denver, CO 80219

FBM Concrete LLC.

Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential


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


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Garage Doors

For all your garage door needs!



A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

Free Estimates 17 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. Let us do good work for you! (720)217-8022

Carl: 720-352-4390


25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559


Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172



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

Ron Massa


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



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

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


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas


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Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

No Service in Parker or Castle Rock

is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

Del @ 303-548-5509

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


Lawn/Garden Services

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

Tony 720-210-4304 West Branches co

landScape & lawn care

• Yard cleanup • Sprinkler services • Fence Installation • Flagstone patios free estimates



Jim Myers Home Repair

All types, Wood/Metal/Vinyl

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

Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066

House Cleaning

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

Call Ed 720-328-5039

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

(303) 646-4499

FREE Estimates - Reliable, over 20 yrs. exp. Carpentry, Drywall, Deck Staining, Painting, Gutter Cleaning, Plumbing, Electrical & more 303-243-2061

Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance

Hauling Service


John | 303-922-2670

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


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Olson Landscaping & Design

Call 720-218-2618

1st mow free with summer commitment for new customers

Big Dog * Special

trash hauling

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

Lawn/Garden Services

Free estimates 7 days a Week

*Trash Cleanup*old furniture mattresses*appliances*dirt old fencing*branches*concrete *asphalt*old sod*brick*mortar* House/Garage/Yard clean outs Storm Damage Cleanup Electronics recycling avail. Mark 303.432.3503


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

little Dog * Special



Established 2000 • *up to 5000 sq/ft

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


$$Reasonable Rates$$

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

Trash & Junk Removal

Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking

Call Bernie 303.347.2303




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

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

$$Reasonable Rates On:$$


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Alpine Landscape Management

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Former girlfriend testifies against Lopez Murder trial focuses on history of choking By Glenn Wallace A former girlfriend of accused murderer Corey Anthony Lopez told the jury in testimony June 19 about several incidents during their relationship when he allegedly choked her. The 23-year-old Lakewood man faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 21-year-old Richelle Ann Best, whose death was attributed to strangulation. Lopez also faces attempted murder charges of his ex-girlfriend, Samantha Eckendorf, who specifically talked about an incident in 2008 when, she said, Lopez attacked her after the couple had an argument. Eckendorf said the attack began when Lopez surprised her by grabbing her and throwing her onto the couple’s bed. “He just started wailing on me,” Eckendorf said, describing being punched on both sides of her jaw before Lopez began strangling her. She said the strangling went on long enough for her to lose consciousness. According to testimony, a friend at the apartment heard the altercation and intervened. When asked if she ever reported the strangulation to law enforcement, Eckendorf said she did not, for fear of damaging her relationship with Lopez. “As painful as it is to say after that, I still loved him and wasn’t going to leave him,” Eckendorf said. According to Eckendorf, Lopez choked her on more than one occasion. On cross-examination, Eckendorf was questioned closely about why, after saying she feared for her life with Lopez, she car-

ried on a friendly relationship after their breakup in December 2010. In particular, the defense attorney asked why she also had sexual contact with Lopez after the breakup on one occasion. “I figured I was damaged goods and nobody was ever going to want me again,” Eckendorf answered. The defense also questioned points of Eckendorf’s courtroom testimony that differed from what she told detectives last year. Lopez In particular, on the stand Eckendorf said that she never actually saw Lopez being physically pulled off her by a friend during the 2008 incident. Instead, she admitted to losing consciousness and waking up with the friend by her side.

Lopez on tape

Also during the June 19 court proceedings, the jury had a chance to hear Lopez say, in his own words, what happened in the early morning hours of June 24 leading up to the death of Best. The prosecution showed the court the tape of an interview conducted by Lakewood Police Department detectives two days after Best’s death. In the interview, Lopez eventually confesses that he believes he accidentally strangled Best while the two were in bed. “I’ve been thinking about killing myself the last few days over that,” he told detectives. In the video, Lopez repeatedly insists that he never choked Best in anger and that he had no indication anything was amiss until he woke up the next day and found her cold and not breathing. Lopez’ trial is scheduled to conclude this week.



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The Colorado Honor Band will open for the Endless Summer with The Denver Brass and Celtic Colorado on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Arvada Center

Spend summer at the Center Performers add spice to summer evenings By Clarke Reader


ummer at the Center means that the Arvada Center is in the swing of the season, bringing with it some of the best artistic performers in the state and country. Part of the Summer at the Center is the fifth annual CenterFest, which runs through Aug. 29 and the fourth annual Summer Stage Concert Series, both of which bring something new for the music lover. Shows in both series are at the Arvada Center’s outdoor amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. “CenterFest is a great collaboration between Scientific & Cultural Facilities District organizations that really allows us to show so much diverse work,” said René M. Atchison, Summer at the Center coordinator. “We provide the venue for these cultural groups to perform, and it helps them to reach a broader audience.” The performers in this year’s CenterFest are extremely diverse, and offer up a wide range of styles for patrons to select from. The Colorado Symphony will be performing, as will the Colorado Ballet, Hazel Miller, Ballet Nouveau and the Colorado Wind Ensemble. “To have an opportunity to see some of these performers outside in our amphitheater makes for a whole different experience,” said Melanie Mayner, publicist for the center. “We wanted to make sure to give patrons a different season, and a bit of a departure from what we’ve done before.” Some of the performers, like Colorado Symphony and Colorado Ballet, are repeat performers that have become audience favorites, while events like JazzFest and DanceFest are new. These festivals provide a chance for performers who wouldn’t be able to do a show on their own to work together. Mayner said that many of these groups wouldn’t normally play in Jefferson County but grants are offered for these opportunities.

“These shows are a also a chance WHAT: Summer at the Center for small WHERE: Arvada Center, 6901 groups to get Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada some exposure with a WHEN: CenterFest through larger crowd,” Aug. 29, Summer Stage ConAtchison said. cert Series through Sept. 14 “We know COST: $10 to $60 jazz is someINFORMATION: 720-898thing that 7200 or the city really loves, and so we’re able to get more people interested when we have artists performing together. Especially with someone as popular as Hazel Miller, we knows it’s going to be a big, really, really fun night.” While not specifically programmed for children, Atchison said that all the performances are family friendly, and children are encouraged to attend.

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The Summer Stage Concert Series is hosted by Nobody in Particular Presents, with sponsorship from radio station 97.3 KBCO. The season kicked off with a classic performance — an evening with Joan Baez on June 2 — and will feature some legends in different genres — John Hiatt (rock and roll), Robert Cray (blues) and Asleep at the Wheel (country). National groups who have become local favorites like Pink Martini, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Los Lonely Boys will also be performing. “Our amphitheater is fantastic, we’re very accessible and a short drive,” Mayner said. “These performances are just amazing in this venue.”

Cherry Hills Country Club General Manager Kevin Hood, who saved a man’s life earlier this year, recently received the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association’s Mary Bea Porter Award. The honor was bestowed at the MGWA’s 62nd national awards dinner June 18 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Hood was honored for saving the life of Cherry Hills member John Moore. Responding to a “code blue” call on Jan. 29, Hood administered CPR to the 87-year-old Moore, who had fallen and hit his head, causing his tongue to block his airway. Hood performed chest compressions and other life-saving measures. After a 10-day hospital stay, Moore recovered and returned to Cherry Hills to enjoy his club membership. Colorado Avid Golfer magazine first reported the news. The award is named for Mary Bea Porter, a former LPGA Tour pro who left the course in the middle of a qualifying round of the 1988 Samaritan Turquoise Classic in Phoenix to save a drowning 3-year-old boy at a home adjacent to a fairway. Hood, 52, is in his eighth year at Cherry Hills. He was a starting linebacker at the University of Colorado and former pro football player with the Denver Gold of the USFL.

Cabela’s carves niche in area

Cabela’s, the giant outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will celebrate the official grand opening of its two Denverarea locations in Thornton and Lone Tree on Aug. 15. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies hosted by Cabela’s executives and special guests will begin at 10:45 a.m. at each location, and doors will open for business at 11 a.m. Opening day will begin a weekend-long celebration featuring outdoor celebrities, events for the entire family, giveaways and more. The 110,000-square-foot Lone Tree store will be located in Douglas County in the new RidgeGate Commons development along Interstate 25 at RidgeGate Parkway. The 90,000-square-foot Thornton store will be located in a new retail development along I-25 at 144th Ave. Cabela’s operates 44 stores across North America with plans to open an additional 16 over the next two years. More information at

Peak 7 Vodka a big hit

Denver’s own Peak 7 Vodka made a splash recently into the Colorado microspirits market. The seven-time distilled Peak 7, made at Mile High Distillery, comes onto the scene on the heels of a medalwinning performance at the 2013 Denver International Spirits Contest March 2 and 3. Twelve prominent spirits professionals judged the double-blind tasting, and Peak 7 Vodka was awarded a bronze for best vodka. “We are Colorado people who want to make a vodka that reflects the culture and vibrancy of Denver and the Rocky Mountains,” said Peak 7 co-founder Dave Collier. “We think Colorado’s the best place on earth you can live, and the best place on earth to make great vodka.” Peak 7 Vodka is currently available

Dancers from Fiesta Colorado will perform at the DanceFest along with other featured dancers June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater.

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Area events to celebrate the Fourth of July Staff Report

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Lakewood Estates hosting free Fourth of July events for seniors Lakewood Estates, an independent retirement community, is hosting a variety of Independence Day events July 5-7. Each event is free and open to the public at Lakewood Estates, 8585 W. Dakota Ave. From 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, is a Hawaiian luau; at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, is an Outward Bound event; from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, is a travel safety seminar of Let’s Talk Seniors to help seniors prepare for summer with travel tips. For more information, please call Lakewood Estates at 303-223-4963.

Arvada Festivals Commission hosting festival, fireworks The Arvada Festivals Commission is hosting its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Stenger-Lutz Sports Complex, 58th Avenue and Oak Street. The festival is hosted by the city of Arvada, Arvada Festivals Commission, KOOL 105 and Apex Park and Recreation District begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. The festival leading up to a fireworks show will feature food vendors, community booths, military and fire department vehicle displays, a classic car show, live music from Wide Open and FIVE13 and a children’s activity area. The free children’s area includes five inflatables, alpacas, face painting, games and activities and giant hamster balls that children can roll around in for a small fee. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. and KOOL 105 will simulcast music to accompany the show. The festival and fireworks are free to attend. Attendees can park in the Stenger and Lutz parking lots off of Oak Street beginning at 3 p.m.

Bandimere Speedway celebrating Fourth with drag racing, fireworks Bandimere Speedway is keeping its

Fourth of July celebration on track with its annual Brakes Plus Jet Car Nationals and Family Festival. Gates open at 8 a.m. July Fourth at Bandimere, 3051 S. Rooney Road in Morrison. Qualifying and test sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. The event features a fireworks show, jet cars, drag racing, music, a salute to the troops, carnivals rides and games, food and more. Vehicles participating in drag racing include 290 mph jet cars, motorcycle and snowmobile-powered vehicles, streetlegal cars, junior dragsters, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, and Stock/Super Stock Combo cars. Eliminations begin at 2 p.m. and games, rides, music and contests begin at 3 p.m. The jet car and drag car show begins at 7 p.m. with a fireworks celebration at 9:45 p.m. Tickets begin at $20 in advance for adults and $11 in advance for children. Children 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be bought online at www. or at the race track. Discount tickets are available at Mardel Christian Store, 4887 S. Wadsworth Blvd. in Littleton and discount coupons are available at Brakes Plus locations. Parking is $10.

Golden Lions hosting annual Fourth of July celebration with fireworks

The Golden Lions Club is hosting its annual Fourth of July celebration in Lions

Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink ordered Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including federal lands. As of press time, all municipal firework shows are still scheduled. Activities prohibited under the restrictions include campfires outside of permanent fire grates, smoking outside of designated areas or not in enclosed space, open burns such as bonfires and the illegal use of fireworks. Exceptions under the restrictions include use of liquid or gas-fueled appli-

Park, 1300 10th St. The celebration begins at about noon and will end with a fireworks show provided by the city of Golden at about 9 p.m. The event includes music throughout the day as well as free rides and face painting for children. Residents can purchase food and drinks at the celebration or bring a picnic. The Golden Lions have hosted the Fourth of July celebration for more than 40 years.

Evergreen hosting Independence Day 5K, art show, concert

Fourth of July at Evergreen Lake is giving residents a chance to celebrate Independence Day with music, art and the 2013 Freedom Run 5K. The Freedom Run 5K, which benefits Mount Evans Home Health and Hospice, begins at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School, 2059 Hiwan Drive. The 3.1-mile course follows gently rolling terrain through residential areas ending at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway. Gates open at 10 a.m. for the Ever-


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at Mondo Vino in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, and at Fort Collins eateries Austin’s American Grill, The Moot House and Enzio’s Italian Kitchen. “All things being equal, there are a lot of people who would rather buy locally made spirits,” Peak 7 co-founder Desi Lopez said. “We’re delivering that high-end quality that people have come to expect from some of the major European brands, but we’re doing it with vodka made right here in our home city.” For more about Peak 7 Vodka, go to

Vegan Pizza Day

Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced PAH-cheese) celebrates Vegan Pizza Day with vegan selections available on June 29. Patxi’s Cherry Creek and Cherry Hills locations are offering a vegan pizza combo created by chef/partner Patxi Azpiroz, newly back from his food tour of the Amalfi Coast. The vegan pizza combo is available as a whole pie or as a slice of the day in thin or stuffed crust, and feature Daiya vegan mozzarella, whole wheat crust, fresh spinach, crushed garlic and red onion. The vegan slices of the day cost between $3.25 and $4.75 during lunch only and can be paired with a salad and soda for $9.99. Both locations (3455 S. University Blvd., Englewood, and 185 Steele St., Denver) feature a $2 Lagunitas’ IPA, a vegan beer. More information at www.

Help film society go digital

The Denver Film Society wants to step over the line. No, they don’t want to start showing triple-X movies. Rather “the line” represents the $150,000 fundraising goal to buy four new digital film projectors — as Hollywood transitions to an all-digital format — for the DFS’ Sie FilmCenter, The Ellie Caulkins (home of the Starz Denver

ances, approved wood pellet grills, charcoal grills, portable outdoor fireplaces, portable outdoor fireplaces, recreational fires, tiki torches, chimineas, and fire pits, welding and cutting torch appliances, permitted fires by people with a permit, fire department training fires and fire suppression functions by government officials. All excepted uses must not be closer than 30 feet from an undeveloped area. For up-to-date information on the fire restrictions, visit community/fire-restrictions-and-bans.

green music festival and art show at the Evergreen Lake House, Upper Bear Creek Road. The art show and art demonstrations are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children’s activities, including inflatables, a petting zoo and art activities, will also be available all day. The festival will also feature four performances. The Sedici Corde String Quartet performs at 10 a.m.; the Denver Brass, Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums and the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers perform at 11 a.m.; John Erlandson and the Mostly Pretty Random All-Stars perform at 12:30 p.m.; and the Jefferson County Symphony Orchestra and Evergreen Chorale perform at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and children 12 and younger are free. Free parking is available at Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road, or at the RTD parking lot across from Christ the King Catholic Church, 4291 Evergreen Parkway. A free shuttle is available for attendees. Handicapped parking is available at the lake. There will be no fireworks as part of the celebration. Film Festival) and Red Rocks for the Film on the Rocks summer series. The total amount needed is $300,000 for the projectors for the Sie Film Center and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. To spur cash donations, DFS honcho Britta “The Jesus” Erickson stars in a three-minute promotional video spoofing the John Turturro role in the 1998 cult film “The Big Lebowski” with supporting actors stand-up comedian Chuck Roy and Will Morris, a manager at the Sie FilmCenter. Erickson, complete with bowling shoes and a hairnet, licks the red bowling ball and bowls what looks like a guaranteed gutter ball, but the scene is cut before the ball reaches its destination. Meanwhile Roy and Morris drink beer, look on and hurl comments such as “you crossed the line!” That’s the whole idea. The DFS donation website — www. secure-the-future-of-the-denver-filmsociety?ref=live — will remain live through June 28. With eight days to go, more than $84,000 was pledged. If you donate a minimum of $25 and the DFS reaches its $150,000 goal, backers will be treated to a special screening of “The Big Lebowski” on July 31 at Red Rocks.

Die laughing

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and others will headline’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour stop on Sept. 13 at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village. The Colorado stop is one of 13 dates on the five-week comedy tour that starts Aug. 23 in Austin.

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ySample shops pop up Belmar offers small businesses chance to shine By Clarke Reader

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Shoppers at Belmar will get a sampling of local boutiques right in the plaza with the new Pop Shops at Belmar summer program. Only on weekends through September, Belmar is opening a vacant space in one store front adjacent to the Plaza at Belmar to an eclectic mix of local artisans, designers, stylists, crafts people, athletes and home experts.

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“We had always been interested in doing something like this, because pop shops have started to show up everywhere,” said Mindi Mongeau-Cox, one of the three owners of Woodwork. “It’s great for small businesses like us because we don’t have to deal with the costs of actually owning the property, and it’s a great way to network with other businesses.” Mongeau-Cox said that everyone involved with Woodwork has a very creative eye, and have used their talents to put together a varied collection of items that will be on sale. “We’d been looking for a place to do this for a while, and the location is just great for us,” she said. For more information on Pop Shops at Belmar, visit


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The shop will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends, and the businesses will be changing frequently. “We had this space open while the area is being reconfigured, and so we thought we’d develop this program where locals could have this pop-up shop,” said Christina Brickley, director of marketing at Belmar. “This gives businesses a chance to test out what having an actual brick and mortar space is without having to fully lease one.” Brickley said furniture, fashion, home furnishings and jewelry are just a few of the businesses that will be setting up shop during the summer. One of those businesses is Out of the Woodwork, which sells vintage and handmade furniture, accessories and home decor.


COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp hosts her monthly community coffee from 8-9 a.m. (time reen change) Thursday, June 27, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde d, or Wadsworth Blvd. in Olde Town Arvada. Kraft-Tharp hrist hosts her coffees on the fourth Thursday of each month reen to talk with residents about issues of importance. or atvail-THURSDAY/JUNE 27

HEALTHFUL HABITS Red Rocks Cancer Center rt ofpresents healthful habits cooking and nutrition classes. The next class is “Good Stuff on the Grill: Pesto-stuffed grass-fed beef burgers, Portobello pizzas, zucchini kabobs, spiced pineapple slices.” Three classes are offered each month, and registration is required because space is limited. Classes run from 6-8 p.m. at 400 Indiana St., Suite 220, Golden. Contact Cheryl Rojic at 303-9212103 or to register. THURSDAY/JUNE 27 CONCERT SERIES Bring the whole family to McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham Street in Olde Town Arvada for concerts and performances that are part of the 2013 Apex concert series. Enjoy big band swing and concert band Mile High Community Band at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Concerts are sponsored by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and receive local support from Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation, Prospect Recreation and Park District, Sooper Credit Union, Craft Carousel Gift Shop, Centura Health at Home, Arvada Festivals Commission, New Dawn Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Arvada Parks Department, and Friends of the Concerts. Call 303-425-9583. FRIDAY/JUNE 28 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 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. Love offering. Call Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or email FRIDAY TO SUNDAY/JUNE 28-30, JULY 26-28 CAMP COMFORT Dates for Mt. Evans Home Health

& Hospice’s two 2013 Camp Comfort sessions are June 28-30 and July 26-28. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6-12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995. During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The cost to attend Camp Comfort, including all workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more informa-

tion, or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at or call Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400.

SATURDAY/JUNE 29 BOOK SIGNING Author Lori Holden, a 1980 graduate of Arvada West High School, has just released “The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole,” for families involved in adoption. Lori will sign books from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Duncan YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St., Arvada. Limited copies will be available onsite. More information, including reviews, can be found at SATURDAY AND Sunday/June 29-30 DONATION DRIVE Foothills Young Marines will collect gently used household items June 29-30 in a donation drive in partnership with ARC Thrift Stores. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29, and from 9 a.m. to noon June 30 at Heritage Square, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (look for the trailer with large donations banner in the lower parking lot). No chemicals, flammable liquids, tube TVs, mattresses/box springs or mini blinds. Contact Bill Hart at 720-8911797 or Kim Hart at 303-748-2379.

clothing (no sandals). The seminar is open to the public. Teachers may receive credit through Adams State College or BOCES. Fees and reservations apply; call 719-748-3253 ext. 109 or visit forteachers/professionaldevelopment.htm. The class is at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

TUESDAY/JULY 2 LIFETREE CAFÉ The filmed story of a man who is changing gender will be presented at Lifetree Café at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at 5675 Field St., Arvada. The exclusive film follows a man named Bob, who says he knew at the age of 4 that he was really a girl in a boy’s body. The film examines issues surrounding transgenderism such as family dynamics, workplace complications, and spiritual implications. 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

MS RIDE The Newmont Bike MS event to help raise money to support programs, services and research on behalf of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society is June 29-30. The ride, which begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 29, starts and ends at Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Packet pickup will begin at 4:30 a.m. Visit www. MONDAY/JULY 1


OPEN MIC night Join Living Water Unity Spiritual Community for our teens’ open mic night from 4:306:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. This program gives teens the opportunity to express their performing art, including voice and instrument, acting, poetry, stand-up comedy, mime, etc. This is a chance for teens to make new friends and to explore and expand talents they might have been hesitant to express, all in an environment that is safe, welcoming, supportive, loving, and fun. We welcome all students between the grades of 6th and 12th grade. This is about teens’ empowerment in a safe, non-religious context. For information, visit Open Mic Night - Celebrate Your Teen Self on Facebook, then join our event (and invite others) and let us know how many are coming so we know how many snacks to provide. Call 720-935-4000.

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: 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

MONDAY/JULY 1, JULY 15 BODY-MIND YOGA Gentle body-mind yoga specifically for beginners and folks managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, and Monday, July 15, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Email MONDAY/JULY 1 GOLF TOURNAMENT Life Care Center of Evergreen and Elk Run Assisted Living are sponsoring a golf tournament Monday, July 1, at Hiwan Golf Club, for the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with tee-off at 8 a.m. All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Association to support treatment and research. To sign up, donate or receive more information, contact Edward Kennedy at Life Care Center of Evergreen at 303-674-4500. TUESDAY/JULY 2 NATURE LESSONS School in the Woods: Lessons Learned from Creating a Nature Based School is offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Teachers will learn about nature-inspired lessons that they can implement in their classrooms, on their school grounds or on field trips. Teachers should come prepared to spend a day outdoors; please wear appropriate outdoor

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and living area, Lakewood City Commons, properties on the north side of Alameda Avenue between Carr and Pierce Streets, the city’s civic center area and Belmar Park, and the living area south of Belmar to Ohio Avenue. On display were maps and artists’ renderings of the urban design elements the city is considering, changes to crosswalks and traffic flow to make pedestrian travel easier, and wayfinding signs to direct people around the downtown area. “Making wayfinding easier for people is a key aspect of this project, and we’re looking at all kinds of different forms to help people navigate,” Kopatz said. He said that signage

helping people know they’re in downtown Lakewood would be going up, including a few signs in Belmar Park, which Kopatz likens to Central Park — a beautiful park right in the middle of an urban area. According to Beth Vogelsang, consulting project manager with OV Consulting, after the June 18 meeting, there will be one last meeting with the stakeholder groups, and then a document about how to implement the plans will be created. “We’re hoping to have the document done by late summer,” she said. The ultimate goal, according to Kopatiz, is to “create something special here — when you’re in downtown Lakewood, you’ll know it. For more information, visit downtownlakewood.



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WEDNESDAY/JULY 3 DECLARATION OF Independence Did you know only two of the 56 signatures of the Declaration of Independence were penned on July 4, 1776? The others didn’t sign until nearly a month later. Join Active Minds from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, for a look at this pivotal document and its historical context. We will examine the philosophy and ideas that underlie the text as well as the continuing influence of the document today all around the world. Program is free and takes place at Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge, 11180 Irving Drive, Westminster. RSVP to Keystone Place, 303-465-5600.



THURSDAY/JULY 4, AUG. 15, AUG. 18 SUMMER CONCERTS Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform three concerts in its 2013 summer concert series. The first concert, at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 4, is at the Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show. The program is titled Salute the Red, White & Blue. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. For its second concert, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, the orchestra has invited The Queen City Jazz Band for an evening of music at the Arvada Center Amphitheater. Tickets are available at or by calling 720898-7200. The final concert is a free performance at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, at Parfet Park in Golden. Visit www.

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Legacy Ridge’s signature hole, the par 3 No. 9, challenges golfers to avoid water on the right side of the green. Photos by Daniel Williams

Don’t miss out on Legacy Ridge Golf Course Westminster municipal facility is big on value By Daniel Williams WESTMINSTER — Westminster has one of Colorado golf’s best kept secrets. Actually, it’s a disservice to call Legacy Ridge golf course a secret. If you have never played the course, near Sheridan Boulevard and 104th Avenue about 20 minutes from downtown Denver, once you do you will certainly feel like you have been missing out. Legacy Ridge offers a golf experience that might feel like a $125 round of golf for less than half of the price. Whether you’re a long ball hitter or prefer going short from the red tees, Legacy Ridge is not only a course that is full of challenges, but features views that would impress Ansel Adams. In addition, near perfect course conditions and a warm and inviting staff have made Legacy Ridge one of the popular destinations in the metro area. “For a municipal course we are definitely upscale,” Legacy Ridge assistant professional Mark Roush said. “Our course is always in beautiful shape but that is because we have great people who maintain the course.” Opened in 1994, this Arthur Hills design measures 7,157 yards from the championship tees, shrinking to 5,315 yards from the red tees. This Colorado-style Scottish links lay out targets players of all levels with four tee boxes on every hole, wide fairways, generous landing areas and greens that average more than 6,000 square feet. The course’s signature hole is No. 9, a par 4 that is 417 yards from the tips but only 279 yards from the white tees. That means big hitters have to contemplate if they want to attempt to drive the green, hoping to catch the downhill

slope and let their ball roll up to the hole. However, pushing the ball even a little bit too far to the right can mean landing in the pond that runs along the west side of the green. Some take the chance, drive the green and putt for eagle. “You can play the course as long or as short as you want it but either way presents challenges. But there are also some birdies out there and scoring opportunities,” said Tom Harper, a regular at Legacy Ridge. With quite a few golf courses in Legacy Ridge’s area, competition for patrons can be tough for some courses. But not Legacy Ridge. The course has turned into a destination golf courses and beside hosting numerous events they also have also compiled trophy case full of awards. “There are not a lot of golf experiences out there like the one we provide at Legacy Ridge, at least not for under $100,” Roush said. The course is also currently offering a junior golf program ages 5 to 17. If you want to play Legacy Ridge they recommend that you book through the online system and create an account to expedite the booking process. By creating an account, you are then part of the “SPIRIT Club” which gains you access to the best discounts and specials for green fees, cart fees, merchandise, food/beverage offers, newsletters, text specials, tournaments, golf club demo days and upcoming events. Legacy Ridge is one of two Westminster municipal golf courses. The other is The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, another course with an outstanding reputation. The two courses offer individual golf passes where you can play unlimited golf at both courses. “Learn the Legacy,” is their slogan. So be prepared to get educated in a great golf experience.

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Hankins finishes third as Legacy golfers shine at summer tourney Four Lightning golfers rise to occasion at Saddle Rock GC By Daniel Williams

d w i l l i a m s @ o u rc o l o ra AURORA — Not skipping a beat from her strong junior year finish Legacy High School, golfer Sarah Hankins is at it again. The soon-to-be senior shot a near perfect career best 2 under par (70) Friday and a three-day score of 222 at the very challenging Saddle Rock Golf Course during the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship. Hankins finished the tournament in third place after shooting rounds of 75, 77 and 70, finishing behind winner Kelly Moran and second place Jaylee Tait. Hankins round of 70 was one stroke better than her previous low round. Her third place finish is also her best at the prestigious summer event. The Legacy golfer opened the first two days of the tournament shooting a total of 8 over par, sliding down the leaderboard.

However, her spectacular score on Friday helped her leap frog everyone in the field besides the very strong golfing Moran and Tait. Hankins credited her play to her putter which she said bailed her out on numerous occasions throughout the tournament. In addition, Hankins holed-out an incredible approach shot on the 15th hole, making an eagle after dropping her ball in from 100 yards out. Hankins, who took third place during last season’s state tournament, said she is looking to take momentum from this tournament for the rest of the summer and into her senior season. Several other Legacy golfer participated in the tournament including Jennifer Hankins, Sarah’s sister. Jennifer finish tied for fifth in the first flight, shooting a 243. In addition, Legacy’s Morgan Stacks finished second in the third flight with a three-round total of 258, and Andrea Hoos was seventh in the third fight with a total score of 280.


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Mines bolsters coaching staff with Nicholson Former Cougars player will work with linebackers By Daniel Williams

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GOLDEN — Following an awardwinning playing career as a linebacker for the University of Houston, as well as the inception of his coaching career, Matt Nicholson has joined the Colorado School of Mines football coaching staff as an inside linebacker coach. Nicholson, who will also handle the strength and conditioning aspects of the football program in addition to other sport programs, comes to Golden after a nine-month stint as a weightroom assistant and three-year tenure as a graduate assistant on the Cougars coaching staff. As a linebackers’ coach in 2011,

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Lakewood’s first Chick-Fil-A opened on June 20 to a warm welcome from the community. The first 100 people at the restaurant for its opening received free Chick-Fil-A food for a year. Photo by Clarke Reader

Coming to roost Lakewood’s first Chick-Fil-A opens By Clarke Reader Fans of Chick-Fil-A’s signature chicken sandwiches finally have a Lakewood location to visit to satisfy their cravings. The city’s first Chick-Fil-A location, 14730 W. Colfax Ave., opened Thursday, June 20, to crowds of hungry customers, including people who had camped out at the restaurant over night to win free Chick-FilA for a year. “This is the third opening Chick-Fil-A has had in three months, and Lakewood is one of the areas that we really saw as a growth area,” said Lydia Huerta, with CP Communications. “We listen to what customers want, and we really wanted to give people in the area a chance to try out or restaurant.” Ryan Smith, owner-operator of the location, has previously owned a Chick-Fil-A in Dallas, and was a manager for a store in South Carolina. “This location is the latest and greatest of what Chick-Fil-A has to offer,” he said. “We’ve got a larger dining area, that will seat

132 people, and have the newest kitchen design to make sure the freshest food gets out to the customer.” Smith described the new kitchen design as more streamlined and reminiscent of an assembly line, which gets orders out quickly to customers. He said the location has brought about 70 jobs with its opening. The special thing about a Chick-Fil-A opening is its offer to give the first 100 customers in line a year of free food. “Its our 10th anniversary of the ‘First 100’ program, and in that time we’ve given away more than $18 million in free food,” Smith said. “We get people who drive from all over the country to be at these openings to try to be the first group.” Smith said people started camping out in front of the restaurant at 6 p.m. on June 19, and there were games, a DJ and a celebratory atmosphere in the parking lot as people waited for the restaurant to open at 6 a.m. “We’re really excited about getting involved in the community, and creating that kind of passion here,” he said. “For me the important thing is to create memorable experiences for the visitors, and we do that with our food and customer service.”

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Coming Soon/July 6 golf tournament Temple Micah’s 2nd annual golf tournament to benefit its endeavors to “Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly” is on Saturday, July 6. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. at Emerald Greens, 597 S. Clinton St., Denver (in the Windsor Garden community). This event is for families or individuals who play golf, relatively new golfers or those who like to play but don’t play a lot. Sponsorship options are available. Register at or via Elaine Lee, 303-3884239 ext. 1. Coming Soon/July 6-7 VegfeSt the fourth annual VegFest Colorado event is July

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Coming Soon/July 9

Coming Soon/July 9

eVolution of Libya Gaining its independence in the aftermath of World War II, Libya struggled for 42 years under the totalitarian regime of Muammar Qaddafi. Vast oil reserves created enormous wealth, much of which Qaddafi spent on paramilitary and terrorist groups throughout the world. Declared a “state supporter of terrorism” at one point by the United States, Libya is now at a pivotal moment. The civil war that resulted in Qaddafi’s death has positioned the country to write a new chapter in its history. Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, as we review the story of Libya and where it may head from here. Program is free and takes place at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St., Lakewood. RSVP: 303-742-4800.

martin luther King Jr. Join Active Minds from noon to

Coming Soon/July 9

1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, for a look at the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will trace Dr. King’s rise to prominence from a Southern Baptist pastor to Nobel Prize winner and leader of the civil rights movement. We will examine how Dr. King’s efforts impacted history and how his ideas continue to influence our society today. Free program will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP required.

lunCheon tribute to the Military luncheon is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Price is all inclusive. For cost and reservations, call 303-985-2458. Coming Soon/July 9, July 17 tax workShopS The Colorado Department of Revenue offers sales/use tax workshops from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July

9 (Part I), and from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 (Part II), in Wheat Ridge. The workshops include information on many common sales and use tax topics, including but not limited to the liabilities businesses face when they are not in compliance with Colorado laws. Due to limited seating, registration is required. Visit Continuing Professional Education credits and training materials are available.

Coming Soon/July 10 marketing SerieS Business Education Series Training, a partnership of Jefferson County municipal and non-profit business specialists, presents its marketing for business series. SCheDule iS: • 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,

• 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 for information on costs and registration.

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