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New exhibit looks at nature of fashion By Clarke Reader
lothing is something that many take for granted, but the story of what people wear every day gets a deep examination in a new Lakewood exhibit. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., is hosting the “Fun with Fashion” exhibit through Feb. 28. The free show is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. “Visitors start the exhibit with a mirror, so they can look at what they’re wearing,” said Caitlin Lewis, museum curator. “You can see how cyclical fashion is and understand where it comes from.” All decades are featured in the exhibit, and visitors can trace the styles that started the century all the way through modern times. Lewis said that while fashion is an interWHAT: “Fun with national subject, the museum worked hard to find a local Fashion” connection. WHERE: Lakewood “All the clothing and items on display were donated Heritage Center from residents and are part of our collection,” she said. 801 S. Yarrow St., “The photographs that visitors see throughout are also Lakewood from residents and show what the Denver metro area WHEN: Through Feb. 28 was like.” Tuesday - Saturday Fashion is influenced by all matter of things, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. music, films and celebrities to war and the economy and COST: FREE “Fun with Fashion” gives a glance at all of the eras. Lewis INFORMATION: said one of the biggest changes was in the 1960s when 303-987-7879 or www. malls — like Villa Italia — opened and made clothing Lakewood.org/Exhibits widely available for the first time. “Fashion is more than just one thing — it can be art and reflect the events,” Lewis said. “The bikini took its name in part from the Bikini Atoll, where nuclear tests were done. The designer said he wanted it to be as explosive as the tests.” The spirit of innovative design is still alive today, and the exhibit takes a look ahead by partnering with the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design to show some examples of recycled fashion. “I love inspiring people and making sure nothing goes to waste,” said Tanya Alexis Notkoff, an artist who has dresses on display. “So much of what gets thrown away still has life in it.” Notkoff said that she’s been a collector of material for years and loves the color and material that can are used in recycled fashion. “I hope people can see how you can reuse things,” she said. For more information call 303-987-7879 or visit www.Lakewood.org/ Exhibits.
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The 1940s section of the Fun with Fashion exhibit examines some of the accessories and materials that made the era so distinctive. Photos by Clarke Reader
Lakewood’s Fun with Fashion exhibit takes a look at the 20th century’s fashion changes. The exhibit focuses on the local connection to the industry. The Fun with Fashion exhibit features the recycled fashion of Tanya Alexis Notkoff. Notkoff draws inspiration from a variety of materials and colors.
Students oppose review of history course Protests occur at most Jeffco high schools By Crystal Anderson
canderson@colorado communitymedia.com With several days worth of chants and placard waving, Jeffco high school students expressed opposition to oversight of the district’s AP U.S. History course. Students across Jeffco walked out of class to protest a resolution to review the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) curriculum for five days in a row. Students from 14 of the district’s 17 high schools TIMELINE OF EVENTS took to sideIN JEFFCO PROTESTS: walks along major intersections wavFriday, Sept. 12 - Sept. 18 board ing posters meeting agenda posted (with teacher in support of compensation and APUSH resolutions) Monday, Sept. 15 - District offices hear the AP U.S. History cur- of possible teacher “sick out” on Friday, riculum and Sept. 19 Thursday, Sept. 18 - District sends email characterized attempts communication to teachers and staff Thursday, Sept. 18 - Board discusses AP to review it as U.S. History resolution censorship. Friday, Sept. 19 - 50 Standley Lake and T h e Conifer Teachers call in absent; students r e s o l u t i o n , from both schools protest at major penned by intersections Board MemMonday, Sept. 22 - Students from Everber Julie green High School walk out and protest W i l l i a m s , at district offices, meeting with Jeffco stated the Superintendent, Dan McMinimee Tuesday, Sept. 23 - All Arvada high curriculum should pres- schools walk out and protest beginning ent positive at 8:20 a.m., lasting throughout the day. aspects of the Golden High School students protest at nation’s his- district offices. Wednesday, Sept. 24 - Dakota Ridge tory, and not and Chatfield high schools walk out “e n c o u ra g e in protest; McMinimee meets with or condone Alameda High students. Afterward, they civil disorder, walk out. social strife Thursday, Sept. 25 - Bear Creek, or disregard Lakewood, Dakota Ridge, Columbine of the law.” high schools walk out in protest. Friday, Sept. 26 - Smaller protests, ColThe language of the lege Board announces support of Jeffco r e s o l u t i o n , students; students dress up as favorite along with rebellious historical figures during school. Monday, Sept. 29 - Golden and Jefcontention s u r r o u n d - ferson high school teachers call in absent. ing recent Schools cancelled. Small student protests held outside of both locations. compensaTuesday, Sept. 30 - Students from tion and per- Carmody Middle School in Lakewood f o r m a n c e walked out of class to protest. decisions, prompted the Sept. 19 absence of more than 50 Jeffco teachers and closure of Conifer and Standley Lake high schools and ensuing protests. “I must not have explained myself clearly. I thought everyone, or at least everyone involved in education understood the huge debate and controversy surrounding the new APUSH,” Williams wrote in a Sept. 23 news release. “To be accused of censorship? Seriously? That is just ridiculous. I am advocating for just the opposite.” In a televised interview she gave with Fox 31 News, Williams says she is proposing the review of items within the curriculum, and not suggesting the “altering, censoring or omitting of anything.” CCM attempted to contact Williams five times over the week of Sept. 22, with no response. In her initial proposal Williams stated several major historical figures were omitted from the newly released APUSH curriculum framework, including Thomas
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Don’t just go along for the ride Did you ever notice that whenever we seem to be in a rush to get somewhere fast, the people in front of us move so slowly that they are almost moving in reverse? As I traveled this past week from city to city, on trains, planes, automobiles, boats and trams, there seemed to be a force in the universe that was trying very hard to help me miss my various forms of transportation, and I was cutting it ever so close to make each meeting or appointment. Yet as I was forced to stand still on an upward-moving escalator due to the mass of human traffic ahead of me, I had a few extra seconds to think about how analogous this was to where I am currently on my personal goals for the year. Just like many of you, I am a little behind on my goals and objectives for the year. So as I stood still riding the escalator, I wondered if I had become a little too complacent in the pursuit of my dreams and aspirations. Maybe my
thinking moved from personal action to a thought process of letting someone else or something else do the work for me, just as an escalator moves me up or down from point A to point B. In the situation I described above, I really had no choice but to stand among my fellow travelers, as there was no chance or benefit in starting a shoving match on an escalator full of people. Later in the week I found myself in one of those “aha” moments or “gotcha” feelings. You see, this time I was on an escalator all alone, no luggage, just my backpack.
And I chose to stand still and take the free ride to the top. As my revelation hit home about halfway up, I began the climb, helping myself to the top just a little faster than I would have if I had just stood still. The outcome was that I missed the rental car bus by a few seconds and had to wait another 20 minutes more for the next bus. Had I only acted more proactively from the beginning, I would have already been in the rental car and on my way to the hotel. Now, you may ask, what is the big deal about an extra 20 minutes or so? And normally I would agree with you, as I am a big advocate of making the most of each minute. I could read, check and respond to email, strike up a conversation with someone, etc. However, my mind was in goalachievement mode that day, and I was re-inspired to make up lost ground on my goals, dreams, and personal and professional objectives. And in that frame of mind, each 15 minutes lost or delayed
was adding up to just too many hours of missed opportunity and loss of production. As we enter the fourth quarter of the year, three months to go, there is still plenty of time to course-correct and get back on our path or journey. And we can either allow the escalators of life to dictate our progress, up or down, or we can take control toward the achievement of what we desire most. How about you? Are you standing still and taking the ride, or do you proactively assist the escalator in assisting you? Escalators, elevators, or any mode of transportation for that matter, I would love to hear your story at firstname.lastname@example.org. And when we escalate our goals it really will be a better than good week. Michael Norton is a Colorado resident, the former president of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a strategic consultant and a business and personal coach.
SO MUCH INSIDE THE LAKEWOOD SENTINEL THIS WEEK
OPINION: Alcorn, Doray eye issues of censorship. Pages 8-9 SPORTS: Bear Creek beats LHS in battle of Lakewood. Page 20
LIFE: The Last Romance sweeps up audiences. Page 12
POLITICS: Fracking commission begins. Page 11
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EARLY LITERACY INFO FOR TEEN PARENTS Representatives from Jeffco Libraries recently visited teen moms at McClain High School in Lakewood to provide mothers with books about the importance of early literacy. Mothers were also encouraged to visit the library during story times. Photo by Clarke Reader
Constructing the future Lakewood to examine construction defects issue By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com Lakewood has expanded out as far as it can in terms of the space, so how the city fills in the space it has is now a crucial test it must pass. The first steps in that test will come on Oct. 13 when city council discusses an ordinance that would make it more difficult for homeowner associations (HOAs) to sue developers over alleged construction defects and give builders a chance to fix the problems before litigation starts. The ordinance comes after the state legislature first took up the issue in 2005, when builders say the assembly froze the new condominium market by making it too easy for homeowners to sue over property defects. This has led to increased insurance premiums that make condos too expensive to build. Supporters say the current system gives homeowners needed protection for proceeding when homes have problems. Under the proposed ordinance, developers would be given a chance to repair any building defects before HOA’s seek litigation. The decision to sue would require 51 percent of all homeowners, instead of the current requirement of 51 percent of the HOA board. “We all want to spur these kinds of developments in Lakewood, but you don’t do it by destroying the rights of homeowners,” said Molly Foley-Healy, attorney and legislative liaison for the Community Asso-
ciations Institute’s Legislative Action Committee. “If builders can’t be sued for the needed repair work, why would they make dealing with it a priority?” During the past state legislative session several bills were proposed to address the topic but none made it anywhere, and so Lakewood is one of the first cities to deal with it on its own. “We haven’t had any new condo development projects since 2006 and I want to make sure we have the full range of housing options in the city. The product isn’t being built in places we need it, like near the W Rail,” said Mayor Bob Murphy, who created the ordinance. Travis Parker, director of the city’s planning department, said that every developer he has worked with has expressed major concerns about building in Lakewood because of the current system. Foley-Healy said the proposed ordinance would force homeowner associations to pay increased costs if they want to go about fixing defects, since there will be no choice in who fixes the problems as the builder is required to handle the defects. “No association or owner likes when they have to go through litigation, but sometimes we need that option to get things fixed,” she said. “This ordinance (with the new 51 percent of homeowners requirement) makes it more difficult for HOAs to make decisions and ties things up when owners need to move forward.” Murphy said he sees the ordinance as the “ultimate” in consumer protection by promoting informed consent.
“If residents want to go to trial they can, but why not give the builder a chance to fix it first,” he said. Foley-Healy has also raised the question of if the ordinance is within the city’s home-rule powers, or if it’s overstepping its bounds. Murphy said that the ordinance — like the legislative bills before it — has the support of the Metro Mayors Caucus and its 41
mayors and is the beginning of a regional discussion on construction defects. “You have older, empty nesters who want smaller places and young professionals who want to start building up wealth and there just aren’t the options they need,” he said. “We want people to be able to come here and invest in the community.”
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The beautiful and the rare Action Center hosts bi-annual sale By Clarke Reader
creader@colorado communitymedia.com The Action Center is giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping early with its bi-annual Beautiful Junk Sale. The event will be at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, and 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. On Oct. 17 there will be an early bird opening at 7 a.m. that costs $20. Admission is $3 for everyone 16-years-old and older. Shoppers can bring two or more non-perishable food donations and WHAT: Action Center’s Beautiful receive $1 off admission. Junk sale “There’s a little bit of WHERE: Jeffco Fairgrounds everything here — books, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden collectibles, antiques, WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Friday, dolls and all kinds of Oct. 17 other items,” said Nira Early bird - 7 a.m. - Friday, Oct. 17 Duvan, volunteer man8 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Saturday, Oct. 18. COST: $20 - early bird ager with the center. “The $3 - 16-years-old and older items that we put on sale $2 - with two or more non-perishare items that are donatable food donations ed to us that aren’t going INFORMATION: 303-237-7704 ext. to help clients get food 246 or www.theactioncenterco.org on the plate or put them farther down the road to self-sufficiency.” There will also be household items and holiday — Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — items for sale. Jill Messenger, communications coordinator with the center, said that the items are stored during the year until they are pulled out for the bi-annual sale. “The first time we had this sale was in 1977 and raised $679.54,” Duvan said. “The last sale we had in March
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Jefferson and John Adams. She also said Martin Luther King Jr. was missing from the new curriculum. The APUSH framework is intended as a general outline that does not contain
The Action Center’s bi-annual Beautiful Junk sale is being hosted at the Jeffco Fairgrounds on Oct. 17 and 18. The event raises more than $47,000 for the work of the Action Center. Courtesy photo
raised around $47,000.” All the money raised during the sale goes the center’s client services programs to help them obtain shelter, food and the services they need to get on their feet. During its many years, Duvan said some unique items has come through the sale, including a bed owned by former president Gerald R. Ford and a mint-condition Willie
names of all historical figures mentioned in the textbook and materials. However, the framework reveals Jefferson and Adams are specifically mentioned, and items such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Declaration of Independence are to be given significant class time, according to the course timeline. The College Board, an organization in charge of the review of AP courses nationwide, issued a statement Friday, Sept. 26,
Mays baseball card. “There truly is something for everyone and it’s a great time for all involved,” Duvan said. “You can really feel good about shopping — you are recycling, donating to the Action Center and getting a great deal.” For more information call 303-237-7704 ext. 246 or visit www.theactioncenterco.org.
in support of the student protests, stating if any context is censored or removed from the curriculum, it would no longer be viable as a college-level course. “If a school or district censors essential concepts from an Advanced Placement course, that course can no longer bear the “AP” designation.” the statement read. Over the course of the week, the student protests were covered by national and international news sources, such as CNN, the AP and the Guardian. Williams’ proposed curriculum review committee is scheduled for discussion at the Oct. 2 board meeting. Students have said they will attend and possibly protest the meeting.
In an interview with Board President Ken Witt, he said he was disappointed in the student protests, saying the protests had “certainly some teacher involvement” and education should come first. “I’m confident they’re passionate and convicted, but they are badly misinformed,” he said. “Many of them are simply believing there is a resolution out there censoring history — there’s no such thing.” He said he is not an expert on the course, but believes a review is necessary and hopes the proposed committee would give a “good cross-section of voices and a quality review of curriculum.” For now, the formation of a review committee is pending.
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Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier will host two informal community meetings for residents to discuss their interests for Jeffco. They will be held at the following times and locations: Wed., Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward Street, Littleton. Wed., Oct. 22 at the Arbor House at Maple Grove Park, 14600 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge., 6:30-8 p.m.
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Assessor candidates looking to serve taxpayers Three candidates for Jeffco By Amy Woodward
awoodward@colorado communitymedia.com Republican candidate Ron Sandstrom, Democratic candidate Andrew Hassinger and Libertarian candidate Pat Sullivan each stake a claim to being the best man for the job of county assessor. Unlike other political races with candidates promising reform or lower taxes, Jeffco candidates for county assessor are looking to improve internal operations while strengthening relationships with residents through communication and understanding. Ron Sandstrom has been running on a campaign “as a true representative of the people,” which put him ahead of his opponent Lou D’Aurio during the Republican primary, with a 66.75 percent lead, according to official election results. Colorado Community Media recently published stories involving Sandstrom’s tax debt owed to the
IRS and the Colorado Department of Revenue does not seem to have unnerved the candidate— who hasn’t commented to the newspaper about his tax history — but he did attend a Meet the Candidates forum last week by the Women League of Voters. “The assessor’s office needs fresh air,” Sandstrom told the Transcript in June. “I feel I know the taxpayer because having worked with the taxpayer I can understand where the tax payer is coming from,” he said. “I am not coming from the side of sitting in the assessor’s office and looking at it from a government side, I am looking at it from an individual side.” In the last 34 years, Sandstrom has focused on handling disputes with the Jeffco Assessor’s Office. He runs his own tax consulting business F & S Tax Consultants and reports he has successfully resolved property tax valuation issues in Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Delta, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Mesa, Montrose, Rio Grande and Weld counties. If elected, Sandstrom said he would like to mend problems at the assessor’s office such as record keeping and speeding up the
Sandstrom Hassinger hearing process for disputes which is part of his initiative to bring efficiency and fairness. Andrew Hassinger, 39, is the youngest of his opponents and currently works for his own appraisal business, Back Porch. He recently resigned from the Boulder County Assessor’s office in order to focus on his campaign. He has worked as an appraiser for big and small businesses and has worked for the City and County of Denver as staff and associate appraiser in the Residential Division. “I think if you have an assessor that’s really thinking about what his community is needing then you’ll have less appeals,” Hassinger said. “It’s so important for the Assessor’s Office to communicate effectively, really effectively, with the residential market because those homeowners — they know what their value is right now, that’s the
world they are living in, and the A s s e s s o r’s office lives in a world that’s 18 month to two years ago.” Advocacy for legislation that impacts taxpayers is also a goal for Hassinger who is looking to “cleanup” the Senior Tax Exemption so as not to exclude residents who have lived in the county longer than 10 years. The tax exemption is applies to qualifying seniors where 50 percent of the first $200,000 of actual value of residential real property is exempt from property taxes. “It’s probably the least popular job in the county,” said Pat Sullivan, Libertarian candidate for assessor. There’s a reason why the county is seeing three people running for assessor, Sullivan said, “we all see something that we think can be improved.” For Sullivan, it’s managing operational costs including the office’s tiny $4.6 million budget. “I think the job is difficult because you don’t have a whole lot of resources,” he said. With the county growing
and a booming residential market, residential appraisals are a small fraction of the work compared to the amount of appeals and mass appraisals the office handles, Sullivan said. “I have the benefit of having a little more insight and knowledge in the assessment world than most,” he said. “What I bring to the county that is different is the experience with all the aspects of the Assessor’s Office.” Previously, Sullivan was performing commercial appraisals for Jeffco but migrated into consulting work in the private sector. He lists his career experiences in residential appraisals for mortgage lending, commercial and industrial appraisal experience, and business personal property appraisals. The Assessor’s Offices’ implementation of a new property tax automation and land registry software, Manatron, has had a few “quirky” issues resulting in law suits, Sullivan said. “That’s going to be an issue for the appraisal in 2015,” he said. “It’s something that needs to be looked into.” More information about these candidates can be found online:
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email@example.com Defense counsel for Christopher Sullivan, the man responsible for the crime spree on Lookout Mountain on July 23, is pushing back on a child sex trafficking for sexual servitude charge brought against Sullivan in August by the Jeffco DA’s office. Sullivan spent a full day in court on Friday, Sept. 26, for separate preliminary hearings involving the human trafficking charge and the 48 counts filed against him for events on July 23, as well as identify theft charges unrelated to the Lookout Mountain crime spree. Ralph Gallegos, investigator with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office was called to testify on behalf of the state to discuss the investigation which led to the child sex trafficking charge. On July 23, Sullivan was taken into custody, along with a 17-year-old who was with Sullivan when a Jeffco Sheriff’s deputy pulled them over in a routine traffic stop before both Sullivan and the female juvenile took off on foot, which led to a manhunt by the Colorado State Patrol and Golden police department. During the search by law enforcement, the suspects began a two-hour crime spree across Lookout Mountain that included vehicle thefts, home burglaries and menacing of 12 bystanders. The female juvenile was being held at the Mount View Youth Detention facility on charges of criminal attempt first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated robbery, first degree aggravated motor vehicle theft and criminal attempt first degree aggravated motor vehicle theft. But now, investigators in the case said the female, who is a known prostitute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an alleged victim of child trafficking for sexual servitude where Sullivan is alleged to have harbored, transported and making available for sex. “The court had no evidence of recruiting, harboring, transporting -maintaining,” said Miriam Stohs, defense attorney for Sullivan. “There was no evidence whatsoever that he did these things.” During an interview with a child forensic interviewer with the FBI from the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the juvenile was given immunity for her telling of how she came into contact with Sullivan which began in Albuquerque, New Mexico and her actions in Colorado after accompanying Sullivan, which included meeting men for sex in exchange for money, according to arrest affidavits. Sullivan, who had five outstanding warrants prior to his arrest, as well as other pending cases in Jeffco, was in Colorado to visit his mother and son, the defense argued. According to the defense, the juvenile’s statements made during her interviews with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office as well as the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force make no indication that Sullivan was acting as her pimp and instead, the juvenile acknowledges she was aware of Sullivan’s criminal past prior to going with him to Colorado. The juvenile also stated she is “adamant” that she is an independent sex worker. Although testimony from Gallegos was based on his inference that Sullivan was trafficking the female juvenile after reviewing reports from deputies who overheard Sullivan state that he was aware of the juvenile’s age and profession, District Court Judge Christie Phillips granted probable cause based on sufficient non-hearsay evidence sufficient for an arraignment set for Monday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Sullivan’s preliminary hearing for the 48 counts filed against him for the crime spree was postponed until Monday, Oct. 20 after prosecutors failed to deliver discoveries to the defense in a timely manner. “(The) defense is left with an inability to question evidence,” said County Court Judge Verna Carpenter. “Mr. Sullivan needs to have a meaningful preliminary hearing.”
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Bending to sustainability Lakewood, arc partner for cleanup event By Clarke Reader creader@colorado communitymedia.com After a successful launch last October, Lakewood is again partnering with arc Thrift Stores to offer two citywide cleanup days to let resident clear out unwanted appliances and other home items. The cleanup days will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, and Oct. 25 and Jeffco Stadium, 500 Kipling St. (residents must enter the site from the west side of the Jeffco Stadium). Proof of Lakewood
residency is required. Lakewood residents living north of W. Alameda Ave. can bring appliances, electronics, even engines and car parts to the cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 18, and residents living south of Alameda can bring their items on Saturday, Oct. 25. All items can be dropped off at the event for free except for cathode ray tube televisions or computer monitors, which will cost $10 each. These are the older devices that used glass vacuum tubes to display images on the screen. No yard waste or regular household trash will be accepted. “This is a great way for our residents to get rid of things in a reusable way that they normally wouldn’t,” said Allison Scheck, marketing and communications manager with the city. “arc has become experts on
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that people wouldn’t think about.” According to Zachary Vigil, operations manager with arc, last year’s inaugural event diverted nearly 200 tons of material from landfills. The cleanup event is growing in scope, but also in reach. Vigil said the group is working with other nonprofits to provide volunteers for the event. “Around 90 percent of the materials we collected last year were household items, like mattresses, water heaters and other appliances,” he said. “Last year the program was in its infancy, so we’re expecting a much bigger event this year and are getting ready to meet the needs of Lakewood’s residents.” For more information call 303-9877193 or visit www.Lakewood.org/Cleanup.
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The group-think blues I used to love the television show “The West Wing.” I have this sickness which makes me enjoy politics, and it fed that; it was quick-paced and often quite witty; and, for a while, it was the only show on television that even attempted to use a 9th grade or higher vocabulary. There was one episode, I think it was in season 1, where the character of Sam Seaborn (played by Rob Lowe) was in a discussion with the boss’s daughter, and he was making her furious. When she asked her father how he could possibly have a person on staff who believed what Sam’s character was arguing, her father answered, “Sam doesn’t actually believe that stuff, but we’re trying to pass a new policy, and we always have the smartest people argue the other side.” I’ve always found that to be very wise. Our school district could have used a little of that sort of thinking last week. When I wrote last week that the swings of the pendulum were getting wilder, I really had no idea what was about to happen. The student walkouts across the district were, er, wild, an interesting case study in civil disobedience, but they lacked one thing: any understanding of the other side. The protests that I saw, and how it was reported in the media, all contained some variant of the idea that the Board of Education should not change the curriculum. Well, the Board of Ed did not “change the curriculum” — the College Board, who publishes the SAT exam and administers
all Advanced Placement exams from New Jersey, changed the Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) Exam last Spring. The stories acted as if any controversy over APUSH sprung out of nowhere. It didn’t — the controversy has been brewing on a national level ever since the new curriculum was announced, and follows on with other controversies related to the Common Core State Standards. And the stories all seem to point to right-wing politics as the genesis of the controversy. It isn’t — no less eminent an intellectual body as the National Association of Scholars published a report dated July 1st that roundly criticized the new APUSH. And the thing is, none of this information was a secret. It would have been a matter of almost no effort at all to find all of the information which I just relayed. The teachers in those schools, having gotten wind of the protest, could have been encouraging their smartest people to argue the other side. They should have been taking advantage of a moment of great passion among their students and
harnessed it to teach about real scholarship and political argument. The problem with only getting one side of an argument is that it tends to create closed-loop cultures. It is easy for “group think” to settle over a society; it becomes the norm to dismiss the opinions of the other side and facts which don’t support your own arguments; and, from there, it’s altogether too easy to begin to demonize your opposition and think of them as inferior. Which can lead to actual violence, like having a school board member’s family threatened. Which actually happened, and which is inexcusable, and for which nobody but the offending party is to blame. But which is also completely predictable when members of a closed loop have their beliefs rejected, as happened last fall with the election of this school board. Oh, and, by the way, this works from the other side, too. Which is how a school board member brings up a resolution calling for teaching of patriotism, citizenship, and positive aspects of America’s history in the first place. A cursory proofread by a neutral party or an opponent would have pointed out the difficulties this idea faced before it ever saw the light of day-after-day protests. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Controversy should not equal censorship I read banned books. I’ll bet you have, too. In fact, you might be surprised – as I was – at the books that have been challenged across the years, iconic books that are signposts in not only our literary history but in our cultural history as well. Last month, Banned Books Week spotlighted the value of unfettered access to information and the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those ideas that some people consider unorthodox or unpopular. The American Library Association (ALA) reports that more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982, with 307 challenges reported to the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials from a curriculum or library, based on the objections of a person or group with the goal of restricting the access of others. Banning is the actual removal of these materials. However, because of the commitment of librarians, teachers, parents, students, and other concerned citizens, most challenges are unsuccessful and materials are retained in
the school curriculum or library collection. Of course, challenges are often made with good intentions, usually to protect others from difficult ideas or information. Yet, it’s the who, the what, and the why of challenges that bring up the ugly specter of censorship. In our own communities right now, we’re dealing with a curriculum-review proposal in Jeffco schools to limit access to educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder,” and instead promote patriotism and respect for authority. It is my fervent hope that
this challenge will never see the serious light of day. That’s because, for one thing, I don’t believe that these concepts are mutually exclusive. Nor do I believe that books tackling the tough subjects of racism, violence, and social injustice should be restricted from public access in any way. Controversy should not equal censorship. A short list of challenged and banned books reads like a “Who’s Who” of controversial works that have shaped America. For example, Harper Lee’s classic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1961, is one of the most frequently challenged books on this topic, and was banned as recently as 2012 in some school classrooms. Lee’s book is in good company, joining “The Grapes of Wrath,” “The Call of the Wild,” “Moby Dick,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “Catch 22,” A Clockwork Orange,” and “The Great Gatsby” … as well
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Why are you protesting? We asked Jeffco students, “Why protest the school board resolution to review the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum?” “I heard everyone talking about how they’re (the school board) trying to change the whole system and teacher pay. Hopefully as a group and as students we get our point across to the school board. I like learning about history and other people, and being a minority, as well, it helps me relate to other people.” Jeerod Balangan, left, Arvada High junior “If you don’t know where you’ve been, how do you know where you’re going? If you don’t know about history you’re doomed to repeat it.” Tyrone G. Parks, middle, Arvada High senior “They’re censoring our history and they’re not teaching us what we’ve done — they’re trying to make us look better. We’re protesting to just change what they teach us, to just teach us the truth.” Ivy Hendrix, right, Arvada High sophomore
“It feels like censorship, and that isn’t the way we should do it. That dilutes everything, we can’t be citizens if we haven’t been taught where we’ve been.” Lauren Zimmerman, a Lakewood High sophomore.
“I feel like we should know everything that is going on in history. If we’re going to be rebels now — we’re going to be rebels again. I don’t see how it’s constitutional to withhold information from us, I don’t think that’s right.” Helena Trujillo, Arvada High sophomore
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Nice work if you can get it It must be nice to have a job where you can walk out and then still keep your job in the Jeffco school district. I couldn’t do that and I am sure most people couldn’t. I imagine I wouldn’t have a job anymore. There’s an idea. Fire the teachers who walked out. Or better yet, quit! I do not want you working for me. Although I am sure you have forgotten who you really work for. Meanwhile we find out today that the median income for an American family has not risen in 25 years, but the average Colorado teacher salary has gone from $30,758 in 1990 to $49,505 in 2010 (that does not include their great benefit program). Of course they are asking for more of my money this year. Shocker! Please no more temper tantrums! Nathan Hatcher Arvada
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as most of Ernest Hemingway. How about “A Wrinkle in Time,” listed by “The New Yorker” as one of the most frequently banned books and listed by many adults as a perennial childhood favorite? Or “The Diary of Anne Frank?” I’m not kidding. Oh, and let’s not forget “Fahrenheit 451,” a book about book-banning. The link between great ideas and great
rules well in advance, and be encouraged to vote. We’ll each get a ballot in the mail, so it will be easier than ever for each of us to have a voice. The two major candidates are very different. One has been on the county payroll forever, it seems. She has already left one office to take another without finishing what she was elected to do. Now she wants to do it again. And each time, her unfinished term goes to another political insider chosen by her party insiders, not by us. She hasn’t done much as a Commissioner the last two years. In this old Jeffco resident’s opinion, it’s time for Griffin to finally retire. So I spoke with the other major candidate, Michael Snow, and was very impressed by his energy and thoughtfulness. He understands the election law, and is committed to making it work for all of us. And making sure every man and woman serving overseas gets a ballot as federal and state law require, so they can vote no matter what they’re doing. Including fighting this new war. I’ve been there, during Vietnam, and believe me, I knew the importance of my vote. Jim Engelking Golden
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Forum features state board of education candidates By Ashley Reimers
areimers@colorado communitymedia.com During Saturday’s candidate forum at the Westminster Grange Hall, Laura Boggs and Jane Goff spoke to voters about why they’re the best candidate for the Colorado State Board of Education for Congressional District 7. The women also answered questions asked by the public, one about a ballot measure that affects education. The forum was hosted by the Heart of Westminster, formerly the Westminster Progressive Homeowners Association. Goff, the current state school board member elected in 2008, described her experience in education, which includes a 34-year career as a classroom French and Spanish teacher and director of the district’s World Languages and International Student Exchange programs.
“With all of my experience I’ve been able to do the work required by a state board member in ways of setting policy, interacting with communities and hearing concerns of the community,” she said. Boggs spoke about her concerns regarding state testing and the importance of local control. She was elected to the Jefferson County school board in 2009 and served four years. She said as a former school board member, she values the responsibility school boards have in day-today actions in schools. “What’s important is that we don’t have 850,000 Colorado students in seats in March, April and May taking tests,” she said. “Because what they are supposed to be doing is learning. They’re supposed to have the opportunity to interact with teachers and teachers need to have the flexibility to do what they know needs to be done for those students.” During the forum, Boggs and Goff were asked if they oppose or support Proposi-
tion 104, which would require collective bargaining agreement discussions to be open to the public. Goff said the decision to make the meetings open is contingent on how local schools see their needs being met. “I would say this is a strictly local control decision on what the leaders of the district or in this case, the school employees who are bargaining prefer,” she said. “But I am torn about the proposition.” Boggs, who said she is a 100 percent in favor of an open process and open government, admits Proposition 104 is “deeply troubling” for her. She believes if the measure passes, it will end up in the court system. “There is very troubling language in the proposition itself,” Boggs said. “Your local school boards already have control over this issue. So if you don’t like how it’s handed in your local area, change it on the school board. But we don’t need another state law to tell us what to do here.”
Goff ended her portion of the forum by thanking the public for allowing her to represent Congressional District 7 for the past six years and emphasized that positive change takes time. “The past two years have shown great signs of progress, achievement, improvement and promise for the students of Adams County,” she said. “We are on track for these students to make better progress in their K-12 years and have a clear path after high school. “ Boggs reiterated her belief that students are being over tested and urged voters to think about the need for local control in school districts. “If you think the achievement gap is wider and deeper than the Grand Canyon and that we need some immediate change, then I plea with you to thoughtfully consider supporting my campaign and I ask for your vote,” she said.
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A commission charged with finding legislative solutions to issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing met for the first time on Sept. 25, with members acknowledging the arduous task ahead. The 19-member task force met inside the Colorado Division of Wildlife headquarters in Denver, less than a month after members were appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, who addressed the group. Photo by Vic Vela
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I am always thrilled to report on a former Rocky Mountain News colleague who found an employment path after the newspaper folded. Former Rocky sports columnist Sam Adams kept nurturing his comedy career as an adjunct to his newspaper job. And now he’s combined both worlds as a sports commentator on 9News and as a full-fledged stand-up comedian. Adams also leverages his local fame to give back to the community, even if that means taking numerous whipped cream pies to his face. On Sept. 27, the Denver comedian and sports personality got his mug mashed in at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center Hotel’s Centennial Room in exchange for donations to Komen Colorado, the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen, the national nonprofit, as part of Komen’s Class of 2014 Pink Tie Guys whose mission is to heighten awareness of breast cancer. If you didn’t make it to the event, but would like to make a contribution, go to www.komencolorado.org. Also on Adams’ agenda is a gig as headliner at 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Comedy Works downtown, 1226 15th St. Use the promo code “Karen” for a discount when you purchase tickets online at www.comedyworks.com/comedians/486. As a side note, Mr. On the Town, a Missouri native and Mizzou grad, spotted Adams on an Exede Satellite Internet TV commercial after witnessing the Tigers’ upset loss to Indiana on Sept. 20.
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Castle Rock is No. 4, Centennial rates a lucky 13 and Boulder boasts No. 23 on Money magazine’s latest list of the nation’s 50 top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Here’s how “Money” gathered its list: “Starting with a pool of 781 cities, we used data from Onboard Informatics and other sources to comb through everything from the local economy and housing market to schools and healthcare — more than 50 factors in all. Then, we sent reporters to visit the 35 top scoring places, looking for a sense of community and other intangibles.” Check out the whole story at www. time.com/money/3312312/castle-rockcolorado-best-places-to-live/.
Rio says hola to Frisco
The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, a born-in-Colorado restaurant group, has opened a seventh location in Frisco. This new Rio outpost will be the company’s first new location in almost 10 years and will serve up its famous margaritas and made-from-scratch Mexican food to Summit County in a newly designed building. “Frisco is at the epicenter of yearround recreation in Colorado — which is a huge part of our company culture,” said Rio founder and president Pat McGaughran. “The Rio is the ideal destination for people looking to reward themselves after playing hard in Colorado — whether it’s skiing, biking, hiking or enjoying time with family. This is part of what makes the Rio uniquely Colorado.” Located off the Interstate 70 corridor at “The Basecamp,” 182 Lusher Court, the Rio is adjacent to the new Whole Foods. It Parker continues on Page 13
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will be the first free-standing Rio, built from the ground up, and is located next to the bus stop that provides convenient access to area ski resorts including Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail. The Rio Grande is a 28-year-old Colorado restaurant with five locations along the Front Range, including Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, Greeley and Park Meadows, plus a location in Steamboat Springs. For more information, go to www.riograndemexican.com.
Girl Scouts honor 10 Girl Scouts of Colorado will honor the 2014 Denver metro-area Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner, starting at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place. They are: Marcy Benson, community volunteer; Kelly Brough, president and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; Denise S. Maes, public policy director, ACLU of Colorado; Ramona E. Martinez, former Denver City Council member; Gloria Neal, CBS4 reporter; Kathy Nesbitt, executive director for the state Department of Personnel and Ad-
ministration; Cindy Parsons, Comcast vice president of public relations and communications; Maruca Salazar, executive director, Museo de las Americas; Janice Sinden, chief of staff for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock; and Debbie Welle-Powell, vice president for accountable health and payer strategies, SCL Health System. The keynote address will be given by former 9News traffic and weather reporter Amelia Earhart, who recently completed the around-the-world flight of her namesake. For more information on attending the event, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overheard Eavesdropping on a senior citizen retrieving a book he left at a gate at DIA: ”I’m old, so I can do stuff like this and get away with it.” Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/ pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@ blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.
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Improve the nutritional value of candied apples Metro Creative Connection
omemade candied apples are a fixture come Halloween. Sweet, delectable and very easy to make, these apples are a staple at parties and may even be distributed to trick-or-treaters. As anyone who has bit into a sticky-sweet candied apple can attest, although delicious, these apples are not exactly a healthy snack. Yet, with a few, easy modifications, it’s possible to improve the nutritional value of candied apples. With ingredients like caramel, marshmallow, chocolate fudge, and sugar, it’s easy to see how candied apples do not embody a healthy treat, despite an apple being underneath all those candy adornments. Try these ideas to increase the nutritional value of this beloved treat. • Make your own caramel using condensed milk, brown sugar and butter. By controlling the ingredients, you can avoid extra sugar and any additives in commercially sold caramel toppings. • Use honey for the outer coating of the apple. Then roll it in chopped almonds or granola. • Coat apples with dark chocolate, which contains less sugar than milk chocolate and is packed with antioxidants. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. • Substitute actual cinnamon for melted cinnamon candies in recipes. Mix powdered cinnamon with a light corn syrup and then dip the apples to coat. • Swirl homemade raspberry jam with an all-natural peanut butter and spread it on the apples for a gourmet take on peanut butter and jelly. • Hazelnut spreads are all the rage right now. Use your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread on the apples and sprinkle with granola for crunch. • Drizzle the apples with your sugary concoction rather than dipping them to cut down on the sugar. This still provides much flavor but does so without all of the sugar. • Dip apples in melted cheese, like brie or gouda. Sprinkle with bacon bits for a sweet and salty combination. Experiment with your own flavors. Making your own candied apples, rather than purchasing them from stores, enables you to control the ingredients and how much actual candy goes into the recipe.
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LAKEWOOD NEWS IN A HURRY LWV host behavioral health, ballot issues, candidate discussions
The Jeffco League of Women Voters are hosting events throughout the coming months on a variety of topics. More than 35 percent of inmates in Colorado’s prisons have a mental health diagnosis. 10 percent of prisoners are severely mentally ill. 72 percent of total prisoners are severe substance abusers. Yet people with mental illness are no more likely to be violent towards others than the general public. These findings are the result of a year-long study by the Mental Health Task Force of the league. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Jeffco LWV will sponsor a panel discussion on behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) at St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood. This meeting is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Park on south side of hospital and enter auditorium on ground floor. There are four issues on the ballot in Colorado this year. The nonpartisan Jefferson County League of Women Voters will be examining all of them at its meetings in Lakewood The first meeting will be at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave. Call Nancy at 303-882-8337 for more information. Another will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 1425 Brentwood St., Suite 7. Call Lucinda at 720-2545741, for more information. The final meeting is at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Cason-Howell House, 1575 Kipling St. Call Susan, 303-988-5847 for more information. The league is hosting a candidate meet and greet at Carmody Middle School, 2050 S. Kipling St. from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Candidates for Colorado Senate Districts 16 and 22 and for House Districts 1, 22, 23, 25 and 28 have been invited to respond to questions and concerns. Visit www.lwvjeffco.org for more information on all these events.
JCPL receives grant to expand technology
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) has received a $17,353 grant to support JCPL’s Digital U — an innovative program designed to expand technology outreach to Jefferson County residents. JCPL is partnering with the Senior Resource Center, Bridges to Opportunity, and Metro West Housing Solutions to create a mobile fleet of laptop computers and devices that can be transported to convenient locations throughout the county to deliver onsite training in technology. Funds will be used to: purchase laptops, devices and accessories for JCPL Digital U; develop curricula and
handouts for nine new computer classes; train 13 additional library staff and volunteers to deliver computer class instruction; market the expanded service; and establish classes at six library sites and seven community locations throughout the county, beginning in March 2015. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Colorado State Library.
Pettersen to sponsor child-centric bills
The interim Early Childhood and School Readiness Legislative Commission approved three draft bills this morning, all of them to be sponsored by the commission’s chairwoman, Rep. Brittany Pettersen. The first proposed bill will clarify Colorado law so that the state and federal governments are not retaining child support payments and instead are passing the full payment straight to the custodial parent. The bill also stipulates that the amount of child support paid for a child will not affect the amount of money the custodial parent receives through Colorado’s Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) program. Currently child support payments made for children living with parents who receive TANF are not delivered to the custodial parent. The second proposed bill will create a state income tax credit for Coloradans who provide early childhood education services. To be eligible for the credit an individual must work at a child care center that accepts children through Colorado’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) or be a licensed in-home child care provider who has been licensed for at least six months. The third bill will fund an additional 3,000 slots for half-time or full-time preschool students.
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal stops in city
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal comes to Lakewood for the first time at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 with a program that includes “Harry” (2012), “Closer” (2012) and the world premiere of “Kosmos.” Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM) has been thrilling audiences since 1972 thanks to the enduring faith of original founder, Geneviève Salbaing, and co-founders Eva Von Gencsy and Eddy Toussaint. The company thrives on collaboration, and each dancer is given the opportunity to develop alongside internationally renowned creators who share their innovative ideas through creative residencies. Making a conscious effort to remain accessible to any audience, BJM brings to the stage stunning, technically-exceptional works that virtually any level of dance enthusiast will enjoy. Tickets begin at $18 and are available at 303-987-
7845, www.Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue).
West Metro Fire up against Denver Fire in Battle of Badges West Metro Fire’s soccer team is taking part in Battle of the Badges, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. West Metro’s match against Denver Fire will be around 30 minutes after conclusion of Colorado Rapids and Seattle Sounders match. Tickets for both matches can be purchased for $22 (regularly $37) and it includes South Endline ticket and meal and drink voucher. A portion of each ticket purchased for this event will benefit Friends of the Fire Department and West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation. Tickets will not be available at box office. Purchase tickets online at www.rapidstix.com/battleofthebadges or contact Heather Coram directly at 303-727-3590 or email@example.com
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Romney rallies GOP troops Former presidential candidate joins Beauprez, others in Littleton By Vic Vela
vvela@colorado communitymedia.com Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney threw red meat at Republicans in Littleton on Sept. 29, blasting the record of Gov. John Hickenlooper during a rally to urge support for GOP candidates this fall. Romney, who spoke inside the gymnasium at Heritage High School, took aim at Hickenlooper in a number of areas, while linking the Democratic governor’s policies and leadership style to that of President Barack Obama. Romney said Hickenlooper “stands out for his indecisiveness” and urged those in attendance to throw their support toward the Republican running to unseat Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez. “The people of Colorado are going to have to do the right thing and elect a person who knows what it takes to make a deci-
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a Republican rally inside Littleton’s Heritage High School on Sept. 29. Photo by Vic Vela sion and stick by the decision and do what’s right by the people of Colorado…” Romney told a cheering audience. Romney — a former Massachusetts governor who lost a 2012 presidential campaign against Obama — called Beauprez “a decisive man and a good man” who can lead the state in a better direction. “This is going to be a great governor,” Romney said. “Colorado is going to be proud of this governor.” Beauprez then took the stage with Romney, and he also fired away at Hickenlooper and Obama — whom Beauprez dubbed “Obama-Looper.”
The effort to tie Democratic candidates to Obama — who is mired in low approval ratings — has been something Republican hopefuls have been doing all election cycle. “We’ve gotten into a situation, whether it’s from Barack Obama or his friend John Hickenlooper, where we’ve got government on the people instead of government by and for the people,” Beauprez said. Beauprez attacked the governor for his “failed leadership” in a number of areas. They included Hickenlooper’s signing of controversial gun-control laws and his granting of a temporary reprieve for death
row inmate Nathan Dunlap — which has become a favorite Beauprez attack line during the campaign. Beauprez’s lieutenant governor running mate Jill Repella, a Douglas County commissioner, also attacked Democratic candidates before she introduced Romney to the stage. “All they can do is put forth weak men with bad ideas,” Repella said of Democrats. “I’m tired of it.” Romney and Beauprez were joined by a slate of other Republican candidates who are on the fall ballot, including U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running in a tight Senate race against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Other Republican officeseekers who spoke were Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams, Attorney General hopeful Cynthia Coffman and Don Ytterberg, who is running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who is in a tight 6th Congressional District re-election bid against former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, also spoke at the rally. Hickenlooper’s team believes that voters will re-
ward his leadership over the state’s post-recession economy, one that has seen job growth while the unemployment rate has dropped. Democrats mocked Romney’s visit, with Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio calling Beauprez and Romney “political twins” who are on the wrong side of key issues. Palacio hopes voters remember that Romney infamously said during the 2012 campaign that 47 percent of Americans “are
dependent upon government,” and that they also remember Romney’s comments during a Republican presidential primary debate, where he said that undocumented immigrants should “self-deport” out of the country. “They’re both wrong on immigration issues, women’s issues and their philosophies on governing are simplistic, unrealistic, divisive and dangerous for Colorado’s families and small businesses,” Palacio said.
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MUSIC/CONCERTS THEATER/FILM WITTY THEATER SHOW ‘DIARY OF ANNE FRANK’ COLORADO ACTS PRESENTS a community production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” with a free preview performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2; regular performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, Oct. 10-11, and Oct. 17-18. A special matinee performance is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. For tickets and more information, go to www.coloradoacts.org or call 303-456-6772. The theater is at 11455 W. I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge. Show contains mature content; it may not be suitable for children younger than 10.
MINERS ALLY PLAYHOUSE presents “Dylan Went Electric” through Sunday, Oct. 19, at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Witty and eccentric characters explore the truth of their life and times in this production. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. For tickets and more information, go to www.minersalley.com or call 303-935-3044. JAZZ DINNER CONCERT VOCALIST, COMPOSER, arranger and visual artist Carmen Lundy will perform a dinner concert Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. A buffet dinner will precede the concert at 6 p.m.; the concert starts at 8 p.m. For reservations, call 303-526-0616. Go to www.mountvernoncc.com CHANGE THE FUTURE OF HUNGER ARVADA FOOD BANK presents its first Top Hats and Ball Caps fall celebration and fundraiser 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar St., Arvada. Tickets include dinner and a free drink. Evening begins with cocktails made special for the event. Tickets available at www.arvadacfb/hats or by calling 720-437-6394. WOLFFEST PREPARTY KILLER DWARFS and Kickin Valentina perform at the annual Rock Festival preparty to WolfFest at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden. Go to www.holdmyticket.com/event/170626. BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
HARD CIDER TASTING THE ROCKY Mountain Cider Association will have its third annual Hard Cider Tasting from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Lakewood Cider Days. This year’s tasting will showcase over 40 hard ciders from the Rocky Mountain region, Pacific northwest and internationally. Lakewood Cider Days is Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Lakewood Heritage Museum, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, just west of Belmar. Call 303-759-3560.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH of St. John Chrysostom Golden will have a short outdoor Blessing of the Animals service at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, followed by coffee, juice and doughnuts. All animals are welcome and must be on leashes or in their carriers/containers. In case of inclement weather, bring a photo of your pet and the service will be inside. St. John’s is at 13151 W. 28th Ave. Contact the church with any questions 303-279-2760 or visit www.stjohngolden.org for directions. PENCE PARK TRAIL CONSTRUCTION, REROUTE VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO will work to preserve
CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA DINNER CONCERT MOUNT VERNON resident Franz Roehmann directs the Concert Jazz Orchestra, a 19-piece ensemble with an emphasis on jazz, big band jazz, jazz originals, jazz standards and arrangements of American songs. The band will perform a dinner concert Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. A dinner buffet will precede the concert at 6 p.m. The concert will start at 8 p.m. Call 303-526-0616 to make a reservation. Go to www.mountvernoncc.com
Pence Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Sections of the Evergreen park’s trail are steep and have been severely eroded. Volunteers will realign the sections of trail to prevent erosion and further degradation of the trail and surrounding habitat. Learn more and register at www.voc. org/project/pence-park-trailconstruction-and-reroute-0 or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; no experience necessary; minimum age: 12. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
ART BELMAR BLOCK 7 ART WALKS JOIN FELLOW ART ENTHUSIASTS for a block-long celebration of art and design on Block 7 in Belmar, 445 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood. Block 7 is a collection of local galleries and studios. Block 7 art walks take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, Friday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Dec. 5. Go to http://belmarcolorado.com or call 303-742-1520. TAKE PHOTOS OF ANTIQUE CARS FORNEY MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION presents Photography Club Saturdays. Build your portfolio with uninterrupted tripod photography time among antique cars. Sessions are offered the first Saturday of the month. Come for two hours before we open to the public. Registration required. Sessions limited to 25 participants. For a copy of the museum’s photo policy, including rules and regulations, email email@example.com or call 303-297-1113. 2014 dates are Saturday, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. The museum is at 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver. PAINTED TOE EXHIBIT THE PAINTED TOE SOCIETY
NATURE ASSOCIATION SEED PICKS JEFFERSON COUNTY Nature Association will have its annual Seed Picks 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 25. Reservations required by Thursday, Oct. 9, for the Oct. 11 pick, and by Thursday, Oct. 23, for the Oct. 25 pick. Contact Jean Tate, firstname.lastname@example.org (add “JCNA” in the subject). All picks will be done on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, where pickers will see a lovely prairie that is normally closed to the public. THEATER SHOW PERFORMANCE NOW Theatre Company presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” from Friday, Oct. 10, to Sunday, Oct. 19, at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845.
exhibit runs through Friday, Oct. 24 at the Susan K. Arndt Gallery at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The society is a group of 30 artists from the Foothills Art Center, where they rent space and paint together once a week. The group was formed 10 years ago with the name Painted Toe Society suggested by a member who often splattered paint onto his toes while working on a large canvas. The gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
EVENTS GOING SOLAR IN JEFFCO LEARN ABOUT the many ways Jefferson County cities make it possible for their residents to go solar at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Golden Community Center, 1470
10th St., Golden. Hear from leaders in Lakewood, Arvada and Golden about solar on city facilities, including the solar hot water system on the roof of the community center. The event also includes a preview the Golden Solar Tour of Home, which begins Saturday, Oct. 4. The self-guided tour starts at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden and includes a reception and green expo there from 4-8 p.m. with free refreshments. Learn about community solar opportunities in advance of checking out the solar homes on the tour. RSVP to Rebecca Cantwell at email@example.com
KIDS’ CLOTHING AND TOY SALE CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, toys, books, furniture and baby equipment will be for sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. Most clothing and toy items are $1. All proceeds benefit Kids’ Discovery Days Preschool. A $1 admission fee applies. Everything will be half price after noon Saturday. TRAIL AND FLOOD RESTORATION VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO will work to restore trails in Jefferson County’s White Ranch Park that were washed out during the 2013 flood. The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at White Ranch Park, Golden. To register to volunteer, go to http://bit.ly/1pgRwC7 or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; no experience necessary. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided; minimum age 12. Go to www.voc.org/project/white-ranch-park-trail-flood-restoration. MONDAY NIGHT TALKS TRAINING WITH GRACE offers free dog training sessions 7-8 p.m. Mondays at 9100 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Call 303-238-DOGS (3647) or go to www.TrainingWithGrace. com. Schedule of talks: Monday, Oct. 6, Nutrition. Proper nutrition can play a major role in your dog’s life. Benefits range from sparkling skin to improved focus. Monday, Oct. 20, Wellness. Learn how chiropractic and massage will optimize the health of your dog, maximize its life and prevent disease. Monday, Oct. 27, Puppies, Puppies, Puppies! Potty training, puppy biting, boundary training, social skills, exercise. HIGH HOLY DAY SERVICES CONGREGATION B’NAI CHAIM, a Reform Jewish Synagogue in Southwest Metro Denver, will celebrate the High Holy Days with the following services: Yom Kippur Evening, Kol Nidre, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur, at 2, 3:15 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. See www.bnaichaim.org for ticket reservations, memory book, and contacts. BELLA A FALL FASHION SHOW BELLA A BOUTIQUE will have its second annual Fall Fashion Show from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at 14805 W. 64th Ave., Unit A, Arvada. The event includes cocktails, appetizers, music and a fashion show. Proceeds will benefit the Outdoor Lab Foundation, which ensures that all Jeffco 6th graders have the opportunity to attend this unique and inspiring program that will shape our future thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Contact Erin Wolforst, 303-423-8876.
HEALTH/WELLNESS BALANCE YOUR ENERGY LEARN TO BALANCE YOUR ENERGY BODIES at the next HeartPULSE meeting on Friday, Oct. 3. HeartPULSE meets 7-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month at The Cloisters, 2103 S. Wadsworth Blvd.; cost is $10. For information, contact heartpulse@ att.net. The program will be repeated from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. CROP HUNGER WALK WALK TO help end hunger in Jeffco and worldwide at the Foothills CROP Walk on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Addenbrooke Park, 600 S. Kipling, Lakewood. Registration and activities start at 9 a.m. and the walk is at 10 a.m. Go to www.crophungerwalk.org/ foothillsco or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for information. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will benefit local Jeffco food banks. More than 86 percent of funds raised by CROP Walks go directly to programs.
EDUCATION COLORADO BALLOT ISSUES 2014 THE FALL COLORADO BALLOT promises to stir up strong emotions in the state. With a variety of complex issues coming to a vote, it is important that we understand the ballot and what is at stake. Join Active Minds for an objective review of the ballot issues and a presentation of the arguments on each side of the proposals. Program is free and is from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. RSVP at 303-235-5275. FROM TREES TO HONEYBEES LEARN WAYS to play with your kids in nature 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Workshop is a two-day workshop, and you must attend both days. Are your children nuts about nature, or do you want ideas to get your children outside. Come participate in the nationally acclaimed Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood from Project Learning Tree. Parents of children between the ages of 2½ to 6 years old, should accompany their child to participate in two classes full of engaging nature based activities and information. Parents will receive an activity guide book and companion music CD. Snack and take home crafts are also included. Call 303-278-8822 for more information or to register by check. Go to www.coloradoplt.org. DINOSAUR DISCOVERY DAY THE FRIENDS OF DINOSAUR RIDGE celebrates Dinosaur Discovery Day: National Fossil Day and Girl Scout Day, along with National Archeology Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Check out the fossils on Dinosaur Ridge as guides show you the dinosaur bones and footprints. Hands-on activities at the Visitor Center include gold panning, dinosaur track painting, and fossil sifting. Girl Scouts must register through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/ events/2429. Contact Amber at email@example.com or 303-697-3466 EXT. 107.
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Arts & Crafts
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FARM & AGRICULTURE Farm Products & Produce Grain Finished Buffalo
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Garage Sales Arvada GARAGE SALERS DREAM Great prices from 5 families Collectibles, Linens, Quilts and much much more October 3rd, 4th & 5th 8am-4pm 12754 West 61st Avenue (2 blocks West of Ward Road)
Estate Sales Caring Transitions Estate Sale in Northglenn Will be held at 10678 Northglenn Drive, Northglenn, 80233 this Friday & Saturday, October 3rd & 4th from 9-3. Selling the entire contents of the house including furniture, kitchen, home decor, collectibles, garage, yard decorations and so much more
MERCHANDISE Arts & Crafts 3rd Annual Craft Fair Saturday October 11th 1:30pm-6:30pm Vendors Wanted $30 a table table included 11680 West 44th Ave Wheat Ridge Set up 8:30am-11:am the day of the sale Free Coffee to Vendors Soft Drinks and Snacks Available Call Susan @ (303)885-3948
Holiday Crafters Wanted November 7th & 8th Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-4 5925 West 32nd Ave Wheat Ridge 80033 Applications now available www.osiadenver.org or call 303-462-0985
Creekside Seniors 7th annual craft sale 1700 Peirce Street, Lakewood Saturday October 4th 2014 9am-3pm
Opportunity for holiday craft fair on November 14 – 15 at the Central Christian Church of Denver located just south of the Cherry Creek Mall. If you are interested in joining us as part of a special holiday craft fair, please call Lynda at 303-794-6136. We are an international non profit organization called PEO which raises money for women’s scholarships. Reasonable rates – free parkingfree admission. YULETIDE BAZAAR Holiday Crafts, Homemade Food, Gift Boutique. November 8th 9am-4pm, PARKER FIELD HOUSE Dransfield & Plaza Drive Sponsored by Mountain Pine Woman's Club
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Miscellaneous John Deer 825D Snowblower Very Good condition $500 (818)516-0844 MOVING SALE: Teak Buffet, Trundle Twin Beds, Gold Oriental Table, Parsons Kitchen Table/2 leaves, 4 chairs. 2 Book cases, Singer Sewing Machine. If interested call 720-256-1318 or 970-216-0920
Dogs Mini Golden Doodle pups 2nd generation, no shed Adult size 30-35 pounds Vet checked, shots $1400
Other Pets we are looking to sell our young ferret, Draco, for $100 including his cage, food, water and food bowls, hammock, bedding, toys,litter boxes and litter, as well as grooming supplies. we can no longer keep him as we are getting married and our apartment will not let us take him. he is very sweet and is great with kids young and old as well as cats and dogs. he will also come with his birth certificate. he is up to date on shots and is neutered and de-scented. please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Preparation is a valuable endeavor regardless of one’s pursuits. With the fall season fast approaching and sportsmen looking toward time in the outdoors during the big and small game hunting seasons, it is wise to make preparation the number one task on the outdoors readiness list. A few hours sighting in rifles and adjusting scopes and catching a few flying clay pigeons with the shotgun on the trap range can be easily overlooked, but definitely needs to be on the top ten preparation list. There are a number of ranges in the Metro Area, but one close in Adams County area is Colorado Clays Shooting Park, located a short five mile drive east of Brighton on Bromley Lane. A call for a reservation time and open range hours will be a call much appreciated when you take the field in October and throughout the winter hunting seasons. Colorado Clays and staff can be reached at 303-659-7117. Another high priority and essential preparation item for all sportsmen who were born after 1949 is securing a Colorado Hunter Education Certificate. Classes
can be located online by going to www. cpw.co.us. Find the task bar at the top of the webpage and click on “Calendar”. That link will take you to “Looking for a Hunter Education Course” and locations of upcoming class sessions. It is state law to have the Hunter Education certificate in your possession when hunting both small and big game. One preparation item that simply is too often ignored is first aid, CPR and injury care in the outdoors. Some local outdoors shops sponsor programs. In the absence of a sponsored class, consider seeking out a local professional and qualified instructor.
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Submit your local photos for a chance to be featured on the cover of the 2015 Annual Golden Chamber Directory. Cost: $5 per photo or 5 photos for $20. All entry fees will benefit the new Golden Chamber Scholarship Fund.
Email low-res photos of local scenery, wildlife, and/or community and business events to info@ goldenchamber.org. Mail checks to Golden Chamber of Commerce 1010 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401 (Please make checks payable to the Golden Chamber)
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You do not need to be a chamber member to submit photos. Note: You must have large file/high-resolution versions of the submitted photos to be published if you are the winner. All photos submitted need to have the photographer’s name, email and phone contact information as part of the email. Please include short captions for each photo to identify where it was taken and what it depicts. If specific people are in the photo, please have their permission and identify them. Other submitted photos may also be published in the directory. Submitting your photos gives implied permission they may be published in the directory, even if they are not the winning cover photo. All published photos will credit the photographers.
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SPORTS BEARS BEAT TIGERS
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October 2, 2014
Lakewood senior cornerback Anthony Brown played a solid game but his Tigers were defeated 34-33 by a Bear Creek team that was just a little bigger, stronger and faster Thursday at Jeffco Stadium. Photo by Dan Williams
Battle in Lakewood Bear Creek now 4-1 while Tigers tough-luck losers again By Daniel Williams dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LAKEWOOD - It took overtime but Bear Creek bared down and defeated Lakewood 34-33 in the battle for Lakewood Thursday at Jeffco Stadium. The Bears rallied, down 21-17 to start the fourth quarter, and scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and added seven points in overtime behind senior quarterback and senior kicker Travaun Arnold.
But dramatic finishes are nothing new to Bear Creek this season. The Bears last three games have been decided by three points or less, including last week’s 42-39 victory over Chatfield. Bear Creek improves to 4-1 on the season and 2-1 in 5A Jeffco. But what makes the Bears’ start to their season even more impressive is the fact that 5A is as good as it has ever been in the history of the league. Pomona and Ralston Valley are both 3-0 in Jeffco and are both top ten teams in the state. And after Bear Creek’s big win voters will now be considering the Bears as a top ten team. Moreover, quality teams like Lakewood and Arvada West are already 0-3 in 5A Jeffco — despite being 2-0 in nonleague ac-
tion. Also, the Bears are one point away from being a 5-0 instead of a 4-1 team. Bear Creek’s one loss came in a 43-42 defeat to Columbine on Sept. 12. It took a couple of seasons but Bear Creek head coach Zach Morris looks like he has the Bears’ program turned around. Morris has already led the Bears to more victories this season than he had over the past two seasons (2-8 on 2012 and 3-7 in 2013). Morris took over the Bears’ program in 2012 after longtime head coach Tom Thenell bailed on Bear Creek for Mullen. Three seasons later, the Bears look like an emerging elite team in the state, while Mullen, also a 5A Jeffco team now, is strug-
gling at 2-3. Lakewood now feels like tough-luck losers, yet still competitive in 5A Jeffco. All three of the Tigers’ losses have come within one score and two of those three losses have come by just a single point (42-41 loss to Chatfield on Sept. 12). Lakewood senior running back’s Marty Gonzalez and Jared Taha both rushed for over a 100 yards but two Tiger interceptions came back to haunt Lakewood down the stretch. The Tigers (2-3) will play Ralston Valley Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Bear Creek will face its biggest test of the season when they play Pomona Friday at 4 p.m. at Jeffco Stadium.
SPORTS QUIZ 1) How many total wins did Detroit pitcher Virgil Trucks have in 1952, when he tossed two no-hitters and one one-hitter? 2) Who were the first pair of teammates 40 years old or older to hit grand slams in the same year? 3) How many times has there been a Super Bowl rematch in back-to-back years? 4) Who was the last men’s college basketball player to win the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
award more than once? 5) The St. Louis Blues made the Stanley Cup Finals in each of the franchise’s first three seasons. How many games did the Blues win in the Finals? 6) When was the last time before 2014 that the U.S. won a medal in the two-man bobsled event? 7) Who was the last U.S. Amateur men’s golf champion who did not turn pro? Answers
1) Five -- he went 5-19 overall. 2) Seattle’s Henry Blanco and Raul Ibanez, in 2013. 3) Once -- Dallas versus Buffalo, 1993-94. 4) UCLA’s Bill Walton, in 1972 and 1973. 5) None -- they were swept in four games by Montreal twice (1968, ‘69) and Boston once (‘70). 6) It was 1952, when the U.S. won a silver medal. 7) Fred Ridley, who won it in 1975. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
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October 2, 2014
Wheat Ridge beats Green Mountain Soccer highlights: Golden records 16 shots on goal but still falls at Littleton By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com LAKEWOOD - Wheat Ridge officially went streaking after its 2-1 overtime victory over Green Mountain Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Farmers won their third straight game and their second straight 4A Jeffco win which now puts them back in the mix for a league title. The loss for Green Mountain nearly buries its hopes for a league title as they have now dropped three straight games, including back-to-back league matches. The Rams have now won only one of their last five games after starting their season after being undefeated through the first four games of the year. But if Wheat Ridge wants to have a chance at a league title the team will need some help from a league foe. D’Evelyn, who beat the Farmers 2-1 on Sept. 18, is a perfect 4-0 in 4A Jeffco. Wheat Ridge (6-2-1, 2-2 in league) will play at Golden Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Green Mountain (4-5-1, 1-2-1 in league) will play Conifer Thursday at 4 p.m. at LMF. Demons have all 16 shots stopped Golden had its four game winning streak snapped by Littleton after a 3-0 loss Saturday at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. The Demons were shocked by a Lions in a match that could shape the way the league championship plays out. But it wasn’t for lack of effort.
Golden created 16 shots on goal and on a few different occasions looked like they were going to get on the scoreboard. But Littleton goaltender Theo Jensen was a wall, stopping everything kicked near his goal. The Demons are still in position to compete for a 4A Jeffco league title but they will need help. Golden (7-3, 3-1 in league) will play Wheat Ridge Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex. Mustangs suddenly catch fire After five straight losses to open the season, Ralston Valley has now won its last four games. The Mustangs latest victim was George Washington who they beat 10-2 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Ralston Valley scored eight second half goals to break open a match that the Mustangs led just 2-1 at halftime. The Mustangs started their season with five losses but all five were one goal matches. Perhaps all of those close losses has Ralston Valley battle-tested as they are now in the middle of league play. Ralston Valley (4-5, 2-0 in 5A Jeffco) will play Chatfield Tuesday at 6 p.m. at NAAC. Eagles look forward to big match Faith Christian worked its way out of a three game funk with a 3-0 victory Thursday at The Academy High School. The Eagles had went winless over their previous three game (two losses and a tie) but got a good win over a quality Wildcats team. Faith Christian will now get into the heart of their league schedule which includes a meeting with Kent Denver Wednesday at Faith Christian High School. Kent Denver is 3-0 in league (8-1 overall) and regarded as one of the best teams in the state. The winner of the match will hold first place in 3A Region 6 league standings.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? Want to know what clubs, art exhibits, meetings and cultural events are happening in your area and the areas around you? Visit our website at www.coloradocommunitymedia.com/calendar.
Wheat Ridge senior Sebastian Spinks shows off his nifty footwork against D’Evelyn sophomore Mikko Berger during the Farmers’ 2-1 victory over D’Evelyn Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Photo by Dan Williams
We want to reach new heights!
In membership services, promotion and quality community events. And we’re offering encouragement for you to be part of the process!
Existing Golden Chamber Members Refer a potential member and if they join by Friday, October 10th you will receive the following: • Banner Ad on the Chamber Website for 2 months • One Solo E-Blast
Become a Golden Chamber Member In addition to all the existing benefits, you will also receive the following upon payment of annual dues by Friday, October 10th. • Featured as a New Member of the Month on the Chamber website for one month • One Solo E-Blast
Contact the Chamber Staff at 303.279.3113 or email Jayne at jayne@GoldenCOchamber.org
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SALOME’S STARS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 29, 2014
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20) Aspects favor cultural activities for sensuous Bovines. Attend a concert or an art show. Better yet, create something yourself (a poem, perhaps?), and dedicate it to someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 20) Respect any doubts you might now be feeling about a new situation. They could be reflecting your inner awareness that some essential information might be missing. Check it out.
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Pomona pounds A-West Golden red hot after second straight shutout victory By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@colorado communitymedia.com ARVADA - Under first-year head coach Brad Pyatt Arvada West football looks like a program on the rise. But they still have a long way to go if they want to hang with Pomona who beat the Wildcats 34-3 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. The Panthers attacked A-West early and never let the Wildcats in the game as they improved to 4-1 on the season. Pomona’s only loss was a 21-12 defeat at Valor Christian in Week 1. Since that loss the Panthers have looked like the best team in the state. A-West won its first two games of the season but has since dropped three straight league games. Still, the Wildcats (2-3, 0-3 in league) look like they have the right guy in Pyatt, and they look to get their season back on track when they play Columbine Friday at 7 p.m. at NAAC. Pomona (4-1, 3-0 in league) will play red-hot Bear Creek Friday at 4 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Field.
Arvada West is much improved under a new head coach but they still have work to do if they want to compete with Pomona evident by the Panthers 34-3 win over the Wildcats Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Photo by Dan Williams
Five aerial TDs fuel D’Evelyn D’Evelyn responded to three straight tough losses with a thrilling 34-33 victory over Lewis-Palmer Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. The Jaguars fell behind 19-7 in the first quarter and were behind 26-14 at halftime. But behind junior quarterback Owen Burke and his touchdown passes to junior Cameron Brown D’Evelyn rallied by outscoring Lewis-Palmer 20-6 in the second half. D’Evelyn senior running back Ian Lewis also rushed for 114 yards and senior linebacker David Kimmey recorded 10 tackles in the victory.
The Jaguars (2-3) will play Conifer Friday at 4 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.
Farmers earn win with huge fourth quarter
After a 0-0 halftime score Wheat Ridge put it together in the second half to beat Green Mountain 29-20. Defense was the story the first half until the Rams took a 14-7 lead into the fourth quarter. after junior Zach Akau scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. But the Farmers would explode for 22 fourth quarter points to get their record back over .500 as league play approaches.
Wheat Ridge (3-2) will play George Washington Thursday at 4 p.m. at All-City Field. Green Mountain (1-4) has now lost three straight games but will try to get back in the win column against Littleton Friday at 4 p.m. at Littleton Public School Stadium.
Golden gets second huge win of season
All of the sudden Golden football is red hot after beating Lincoln 40-0 Friday at AllCity Field. After three straight losses to open their season the Demons have now won back-
to-back games outscoring their opponents 77-0 in the process. Golden junior quarterback Jaxson Meyer was near perfect, going 13-for-17 for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Demons also had receivers produce big, including senior George Alexeyev who caught six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. Golden (2-3) has already surpassed the win total of the past two seasons. The Demons play at Aurora Central Friday at 7 p.m.