Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 89, Issue 11
October 18, 2012
A Colorado Community Media Publication
Jeffco mayors take aim at gun law Officials part of coalition for better gun checks By Glenn Wallace
Leaves turning color are reflected in Bear Creek near Stone House Park in Lakewood Monday. Photo by Andy Carpenean
Junk sale returns to help Action Center By Clarke Reader
email@example.com One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. The Action Center has been proving this maxim true for more than 30 years with its Beautiful Junk Sale, and will be doing so again Friday and Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden. During the sale there will be 10,500 square feet of jewelry, collectibles, vintage and household items. Entrance to the sale is $3 per person, or $2 if shoppers bring two or more cans of food. “It’s a wonderful tradition the Action Center has,” said Mag Strittmatter, executive director for the center. “It raises awareness of the center while allowing people to find the most amazing stuff.” The Action Center is a nonprofit that serves Jefferson County’s homeless and low-income families, helping them with basic needs and finding a way to self-sufficiency. Strittmatter said that all the money raised at the biannual sale goes to the Action Center, which allows it to do all the help and outreach work it does. The two sales in 2011 raised more
IF YOU GO WHAT: Action Center’s Beautiful Junk Sale WHERE: Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 15200 W. 6th Ave. in Golden WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20 COST: $3 for visitors, 16 and older $2 with two or more canned goods INFORMATION: 303-237-7704 or www.theactioncenterco.org
A national campaign to reduce gun violence received a boost Oct. 11 when Golden became the first municipality to officially support efforts to close loopholes in gun background checks. Golden City Council voted 7-0 to pass a resolution supporting the national Fix Gun Checks Act after hearing public testimony from an Aurora theater shooting survivor, as well as local NRA members. “I’m very thankful to be here to share my story tonight,” shooting victim Stephen Barton told council. “I remember the tear gas canister flying across the theater,” Barton began, relating the story about how one night out at the movies during a cross-country trip became a horror show. Barton said after experiencing “the blinking light of his muzzle and the blinding pain of shotgun pellet” that tore into his face and chest, he received numerous condolences from state and federal lawmakers. “And while those (condolences) were appreciated, I was told that it was simply too soon to talk about guns, out of respect for me and the other survivors and victims. But in reality, it was too late,” he said. Barton became a spokesperson for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that purports to seek gun law reforms that respect the Second Amendment while reducing gun violence. “I don’t think we should take guns Gun Law continues on Page 22
Crowds fill up the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall during last year’s Beautiful Junk Sale, hosted by the Action Center. All the money raised by items purchased goes back to the Action Center to help with funding for the work it does. Submitted by Jeffco Action Center than $80,000. Everything sold are items that people donate to the center throughout the year, which its clients may not have any use for. The center’s clients receive items free of charge, but they are essential things, and some of what people donate are not needed, so they become part of the sale. Chuck Carscallen and his wife have been volunteering at the sale since 1994, and have seen its enormous growth, from small beginnings to recent years, when 2,000 to 3,000 shoppers will stop by during the course of the weekend. “We do both preparation and days of sale help,” Carscallen said. “We help set up, bringing over stuff from the warehouse and helping with pricing. We’ve also done cashiering and been a floorwalker during the sale.”
Carscallen said the sale really offers some great deals, and has seen $100 toasters, sewing machines and other household items go for a mere $20. “My favorite part about volunteering is seeing people coming over, all excited, and saying, ‘Look what I found,’” he said. “Every year, we watch people find something they’ve been looking for years.” Strittmatter said part of the reason the sale has become so popular is not only are there great deals, but shoppers know they’re helping out those less fortunate. “It’s a great way for people to support the Action Center by having a good time,” she said. For more information, call 303-2377704 or visit www.theactioncenterco. org.
Aurora theater shooting victim Stephen Barton addresses Golden City Council Oct. 11 during public comment about the Fix Gun Checks Act and other measures to reduce gun violence. Photo by Andy Carpenean
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October 18, 2012
Shops for immigrants aren’t strictly business Indira Torres stands behind the counter, mahogany hair neatly pulled back, ready for the steady flow of requests. “How are you?” she asks in Spanish as a man in paint-spattered pants, a camouflage Air Force hat tipped back on his head, walks through the door. “Muy bien, gracias a Dios,” he says. Very well, thanks be to God. He hands his check to Torres to cash. A young mother pushes a stroller inside and gives Torres $40 to pay toward her light bill. Torres taps in the woman’s information on the computer and applies it electronically. An older man pays for a calling card to Mexico. A young woman adds $3 on a rechargeable phone account. A daughter sends her retired parents, in their 70s and in Mexico, several hundred dollars for living expenses. A son wires his mother — and a sister — also in Mexico, enough money “so that they won’t lack for anything.” This small storefront, in a Latino market that sells the fond tastes of once-upon-a-time lives, has become a one-stop shop that helps preserve the connection between the old country and the new one. It also provides the financial services essential to begin planting stable roots here. It’s like a warm, comfortable home, says Mayra Saldana, a petite 28-year-old Littleton resident who with her parents owns the Littleton store and another in Denver that adjoins a restaurant. “We provide the services where we can send money to their families and, as well, commonly used ingredients for Hispanic dinners.” Food for the soul in every way. The businesses, throughout the Denver metro area, nearly shout their services in bold-colored lettering in Spanish to passersby — money transfers, check-cashing, calling cards, money orders. Like Saldana’s two places, many share space with restaurants, small neighborhood markets or convenience
stores that sell everything from piñatas and cowboy boots to pico de gallo and baptismal candles. One, on Federal Boulevard in Denver, advertises its services in a jewelry store. The stores are a cultural reference point for many Latino immigrants, says Laszlo Kalloi, community affairs consul for the Mexican Consulate in Denver. He notes that consulate officials encourage the use of traditional bank services, rather than the private businesses, because more financial options are offered. But the neighborhood locations and absence of a language barrier make them feel more comfortable, he says. “They know the system and it’s easier.” Walking through the doors is like stepping into another country, one with mariachi or cumbia music soft in the background, freshly baked pan dulce on trays and Spanish CDs and DVDs on the racks. The sweet-spicy hot tamarind candy and crispy homemade chicharrones take me back to my growing-up years in Mexico and the other Latin American countries we lived in when my parents worked for then-United Fruit Co., which produced Chiquita bananas. The nostalgic warmth of memories tease my heart for the culture I love deeply, and I can only imagine how it must remind many how far they are from home. And, yet, maybe not so far, at least for a few moments, with the assistance of people like Indira Torres, 27, who drives six days a week from her house near I-70 and I-25 to Las Huertas Mexican
market. She doesn’t mind the commute to Littleton. “I am happy here because I know these people. I feel like this is my second home.” With a kind smile, she deftly works the computer like a magician. She knows how to make the transfer happen, which calling card to suggest and how to exchange cash for money orders to pay the rent. She gets the job — all the jobs — done. For construction workers. Restaurant waiters and busboys. Mostly men, but some women, too. Mostly from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. But also some from India, Saudi Arabia and Africa. They all come, many weekly, to conduct their financial transactions with confianza, Torres says. Trust. That is why Veronica Vargas, 37, on a recent afternoon, walked in after her res-
taurant shift to send money to her family in Mexico. Trust — and the language — make it “easier.” She is one of 10 siblings and also has many nephews and nieces. She tries to help her parents out the most, but “I help them all,” she says. “Not always, because sometimes, I can’t. But a little bit.” These are the stories Torres hears every day as she facilitates the connection from the home in the new country to the home in the old country. Money sent to buy medicine, to help build a house, to make life a little better. Stories about the bond that transcends the miles — love. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.
INSIDE THE SENTINEL THIS WEEK Packed Backpacks: Homeless Jeffco students receive new supplies. Page 6
Opinion: Tragedy of Jessica Ridgeway is different, personal. Page 8
Fall: Some tips for fall fix-up season. Page 16
Life: Museum in Arvada tells story of Rocky Flats. Page 20
Sports: Jeffco’s best runners faceoff at meet. Page 17
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October 18, 2012
RTD district race focuses on future over the past several months to acquaint themselves with the issues and concerns By Clarke Reader of the district firstname.lastname@example.org and the people Cheri Jahn Cheri Jahn in it. RTD District M will face some huge “There are a myriad of issues facing us, changes with the completion of the West and many yet to be discovered,” Cohen Rail Line, and the two candidates for the said. “Part of that discovery process comes seat have different visions for the next steps from the fact that we haven’t had a system and how the region should be developed. like this in the area in many years.” District M encompasses most of Lake“I’ve been talking to a lot of riders, espewood, Golden and Wheat Ridge. Incum- cially at odd hours,” Menten said, adding bent Matt Cohen is being challenged by that many of these riders aren’t able to have Natalie Menten for the District M position their voices heard. in the November election. For Menten, the main purpose of RTD Cohen was elected to the RTD Board of is to provide transport for those who need Directors in 2008, and has worked as a real it. She said that people may not realize how estate broker for nearly a decade. Menten large a “government body” RTD has behas been working in different areas of poli- come. tics — at the city, county and special dis“As an RTD director, I see my job as reptrict levels — since the 1990s. resenting the entire metro area, not just Both candidates have taken the time this district,” she said. “I want to make sure
Candidates look at efficiency, changes
RTD is providing more customer service for taxpayers.” Issues that Menten would like to tackle include addressing adequate parking for people who want to use RTD and the efficiency of services like Access-a-Ride. “I’ve been watching the entire light rail process, with the multiple rezonings, and have seen the impacts,” she said. “I want to share with my constituents what I saw, and other communities that have similar lines coming, show them what we’ve learned so they can avoid some of our mistakes.” Cohen sees his role as an RTD director as being the eyes and ears of the public. He said since part of everyone’s taxes go to RTD, in a way, everybody owns a part of it. “My mantra is to always make transit easier to use,” he said. “Predictability and reliability of service are key for any transit system.” One of Cohen’s key areas of focus is assisting in making the light rail transition from the construction to operational phase as smooth as possible. He said people can expect some growing pains and changes in
the operating services of buses in the area, but he wants to make sure those changes don’t make things too inconvenient for riders. “I want to make sure there is efficiency in utilizing our resources,” he said. “I encourage people to keep an open mind through the process, and if we screw up, we will fix it as we go.” Menten would like to see a minimization of tax increment financing (TIF) used in the area. TIF is a way to get new or incremental taxes that are created when a vacant or blighted property is redeveloped, and those funds help pay for the project. “Some cities are banning TIFs because of private interests who sometimes want to redevelop an area,” she said. “I would like to see more accountability with the existing TIF program we have now.” Cohen said he would like to look at the fare structures employed by RTD, and what any changes would look like. “I’d like to examine more fare structures, and the implications of a flat fare system would be,” he said.
CORRECTIONS Due to a spell check function error, the sentence on Page 19 had incorrect names and should have read: On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Gov. John Hickenlooper and former governors Bill Ritter and Bill Owens came out in favor of the amendment and launched the “Yes on S” campaign. Also questions on Page 19 for the District 2 commissioner race last week should have been listed as: 4) Education funding has been a topic of discussion lately. How do you view current education funding? and, 5) What do you make of the Jefferson County Parkway project? The newspaper regrets the errors. To report corrections, please call 720-409-4776.
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Jefferson County Civic and Business Leaders Join Together in Support of 3A and 3B Please vote YES for 3A and 3B this November! We must continue to prepare our students for college and the workforce. The children of today are the economy of the future. I believe in education, do you? – Former State Senator Norma Anderson
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October 18, 2012
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A first draft of the 2013 Jefferson County budget shows the size of county government shrinking. Jeffco Budget Director Christina Caputo presented a first draft Oct. 9 of county staff’s proposed $472.6 million budget, representing a $3.7 mil-
JEFFCO 2013 BUDGET BY THE NUMBERS
$472.7 MILLION - The total size of the 2013 proposed budget $3.6 MILLION - The amount by which the county’s budget would shrink from 2012 levels 0.5 PERCENT - The projected increase in revenue for 2013 47.6 PERCENT — The portion of the county’s revenue that comes from property tax $38.3 MILLION - Amount bud-
lion decrease from 2012, to the Board of County Commissioners. She gave a similar budget presentation to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Caputo said the decrease is due in large part to a 1.3 percent drop in property tax revenue — the county’s largest source of revenue. “We’ve been prepared for that, making cuts early,” Caputo said, adding that future property value reassessments would hopefully providing increased revenue. Other revenue sources, especially investment and rental income, are “very conservatively forecasted” Caputo said. The county commissioners are scheduled to discuss the budget in greater detail in the coming weeks, with a final budget adoption on Dec. 4. The draft budget document is available on the county web site at jeffco. us/budget. While the budget is slightly smaller, it does call for four new full-time positions to be added to county government. The new positions are for a facilities electrician, painter for the Sheriff’s Department facilities and two new Human Services Department employees to handle community assistance programs. Combined with the
geted for capital improvements $91.1 MILLION - Size of the Sheriff ’ Department, the biggest county department 3 - Funds with funding troubles: Road and Bridge, Library, and Social Services $0 - Amount budgeted to pay for salary increases Source: Oct. 9 Jeffco 2013 Proposed Budget
4.6 full-time equivalent positions that were created over the course of 2012 and Caputo said the net change from the approved 2012 budget would be 8.6 positions. That would place the total number of county positions at 2,895.6. “No funding allowances have been made for salary increases,” Caputo told the commissioners, meaning no cost of living, or merit raises for county employees. Per the county commissioners’ guidelines, the budget includes funding for Jeffco to cover half of expected health benefit increases for employees. The county plans to increase capital improvement spending in 2013, with $38.3 million in projects. Some of the bigger projects include work on Quincy Avenue from Kipling Street to Wadsworth Boulevard and Chatfield Avenue from Garrison Street to Ken Caryl Avenue, as well as a $4 million mandatory upgrading of Jeffco’s voting system. The county commissioners and Caputo noted that the draft budget “could look completely different,” following input from the public, county departments and commissioner discussion, by the final approval on Dec. 4.
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October 18, 2012
Powwow draws people, eagles Event fundraising goal falls short By Cassie Monroe
firstname.lastname@example.org Attendees of the second Native American powwow held at Red Rocks Community College said it was a moving event. The Sept. 29 event was held at the Lakewood campus, 13300 W. Sixth Ave., with the goal of raising funds for the Native American scholarships available at the school. According to Angelina Archuleta, event coordinator, there was not enough money raised to fund a scholarship. So instead, the money raised will be
used for another powwow next year, she said. She was not able to provide the amount of money raised. According to the head woman dancer, Monae Gooden, in addition to the thousands of community members at the powwow, a large flock of eagles were seen flying overhead. The faculty and staff gathered on the grounds of the college said they rarely saw an eagle near the campus, and had never seen a flock of that size. “That’s our power, that’s our strength,” Gooden said. The powwow at RRCC started last year with the Native American student club. The club has since disbanded, but Michele Haney, president of the college, said she wanted to keep the tradition go-
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Gooden said first the dancers make sure the children and the elders have everything they need and are comfortably seated before the powwow begins. According to Gooden they are the most important members of the culture. Then the Native Americans participating begin the drumming and dancing. “The drum is the heartbeat of the culture,” Gooden said. “Without that heartbeat we do not exist.” Archuleta does not dance in the powwows but she does help with the preparation. She helped braid hair and dress others in traditional regalia. There were also dance contests, storytelling, games, activities, door prizes and vendors selling traditional food, jewelry and crafts.
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LWV on voting rights The Jefferson County League of Women Voters will host three meetings about changes in voting rights laws, and how they will affect voters in the county. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, there will be a meeting at 9:15 a.m. Call Kathy at 303-2385696 for location and directions. There will be a second meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at 1425 Brentwood, Suite 7, Lakewood. Call Carmah at 303239-0981 for more information. On Thursday, Oct. 25, there will be a meeting at 9:15 a.m. at 1575 Kipling St. Call Marian at 303445-0270 for more information.
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ing. Powwows honor Native American culture and heritage through traditional dress, dancing, drumming, singing and food. The term comes from the Algonquian word pawwaw, which means spiritual leader. Members of the Powwow Trail, a group that travels to different tribal gatherings across the country, participated in the powwow. Gooden, who used to travel and dance on the trail, said the Lakewood location was one of the best she had seen. “It was a beautiful environment,” she said. A traditional powwow starts with blessing the sacred circle, where the ceremony is held.
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October 18, 2012
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Backpacks filled with new school supplies, hygiene products and books were secured in cardboard boxes stacked high in the Jeffco Public Schools warehouse in Lakewood on Oct. 12. Homeless liaisons from 30 school districts across the state were picking up some of the 2,300 backpacks for their students. According to the most recent numbers from Jeffco schools, the district has almost 2,800 homeless students. Of those identified 300 got a new backpack. “It’s a touching experience bringing all of us together,” said Jessica Hansen, Jeffco’s homeless liaison. Dana Scott, state coordinator for education of homeless children and youth, said as of the latest count, 201011 school year, Colorado has 21,487 children experiencing homelessness. That number is three times what the count was during the 2003-04 school year. Scott said this year was the first time the number of homeless children in the country passed the one million mark. “All of this really speaks to the importance of intervention,” Scott said. “So kids can be in class seats ready to learn.” She explained for a lot of homeless students school is the only stable environment they have and the backpacks, school supplies and hygiene products might be the only thing they get to own. Of bringing so many homeless liai-
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sons from across the state together in one place for the same cause, Hansen said the distribution day was encouraging. “We get re-energized when we all get to come together,” she said, “to meet the needs of the greater good for all kids.” The packs were provided by Feed the Children, a nonprofit group bringing aid to homeless children in school. Many volunteers from Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters USA, a division of AmeriCorps, helped pack the supplies into the backpacks and onto trucks for delivery. This is the sixth year the program has given out the backpacks, and for the last five years Jeffco has donated its warehouse as the location for the other homeless liaisons to come get the backpacks for the schools. A student is identified as homeless by the McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance act, which states a child lacking a fixed nighttime residence is classified as homeless. This includes children living with friends or relatives, in hotels or motels, emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.
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October 18, 2012
Walk on the wild side Haunted Trail Adventure offers visitors a chance to see BCLP after dark
‘It’s an incredibly magical time of year out here.’
By Clarke Reader
Jody Morse, park naturalist
Haunted houses offer manufactured scares, but Bear Creek Lake Park is taking a natural approach to Halloween. The park, 15600 W. Morrison Road, is hosting its fourth annual eHaunted Trail Adventure 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Visitors are encouraged to wear ocostumes to the park. The event is geared toward families, and gives them a chance to exeperience the park during “spooky” ddusk time, with a focus on learning about animals normally associated
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with Halloween, like snakes, spiders, bats and owls. “We wanted to make it more of a family event, rather than a scary event,” said Jody Morse, park naturalist. “It’s a great event to debunk myths about a lot of these ‘scary’ animals and educate people on how they’re really not bad at all.” According to Jennifer Standlee, a seasonal park naturalist, during the event one of the trails has seven stations set up along the path, and at each station people can stop and learn about a different animal. Park naturalists and volunteers will take visitors on guided walks through the trail so they can go more in-depth at the stations. “It’s really held as an open house with a variety of activities,” Standlee said. “We’ll also have HawkQuest with live birds of prey and hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast at the amphitheater.” The event has turned into a major one for the park. Morse said the first year there
were around 100 people who attended, and last year there was close to 450. “It really reconfirms the need and want for families to get outside this time of the year,” she said. “Many of those who come are young families, with really young children, and it’s great to get them to the park.” The goal of the Haunted Trail Adventure is not only fun, but a chance for people — especially children — to learn about nature. “With most of our special events, they always have a message of education,” Standlee said. “It’s education-based for all ages.” The real selling point is seeing the park at a time that visitors often miss. “It’s an incredibly magical time of year out here,” Morse said. The cost for the event is $5, with no cost for children 3 years-old and younger. Registration is required, and to register call 303-697-6159.
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New pet store focuses on animal safety By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Halloween and cool weather doesn’t just mean changes for people — their pets take part as well. Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet has opened a location in Lakewood and is offering some tips to keep pets safe during this time of year. With Halloween fast approaching, some pet owners will be taking their dogs out with them while they go trick-or-treating, while others will keep their animals indoors, but in either case, there are some issues to consider. “If you’re taking your dog out trick-or-treating, it’s key to have a secure leash, and especially important
to make sure they’re comfortable in their costumes,” said Christine Stanton, regional manager at Chuck and Don’s. “We also recommend not bringing dogs to the door with you.” For people who are keeping their animals at home, Stanton said owners should keep their pets away from the door to avoid the stress of having so many visitors. In celebration of Halloween, Chuck and Don’s, 1535 S. Kipling Parkway, Suites I and J, will have a pet costume party on from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. It’s a chance for pet lovers to meet each other and show off their pets. When it comes to winter care, one area that Stanton advises owners keep an eye on are their pets’ paws, which despite what some may think, are particularly sensitive in the winter.
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Perlmutter for re-election
The frank and spirited debates between incumbent congressman Ed Perlmutter and Republican challenger Joe Coors speak well for the 7th Congressional District. The two have endured a busy forum schedule with plenty of appearances for voters to listen and compare. In contrast, turnout for many state House and Senate forums have been checkered — but that is different matter. As for the 7th, we give the nod to Perlmutter on balance and results. Perlmutter has performed well and should keep his place in Washington. Perlmutter has the right idea for the Affordable Health Care Act, dubbed Obamacare. Perlmutter said it needs work — not dumping — and there are some things about the act that will need to be fixed — many of these items he notes are unknown until all aspects of the act have had time to play out after they go into effect in 2014. The fact that both Coors and Perlmutter generally agree on allowing parents to keep their children on their health insurance policies until age 26 and share other concerns about health care shows that the act has some good and should not be put on the scrap heap, as suggested by some political factions. We know Coors says “yes” and Perlmutter says “no” to extending the Bush tax cuts. Perlmutter is open to some adjustment upward of the $250,000 salary benchmark for the specified tax. Each says the other is dead wrong on whether the eliminating the cut will cause job loss with affected high income business owners. On this matter, we urge Perlmutter to come over to the Coors side a little bit and further consider impacts on employment through higher taxes for higher income earners. If presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins, Perlmutter will be pressed on this issue, but we know he has the skills to find good compromises. By the same token Coors would need to open up his compromise skills as opposed to his view in one debate we watched where he called keeping the tax cut a compromise in itself. Regardless of which way the party pendulum swings, we believe Perlmutter has the best perspectives on the needs of the region. He is quick to see things that need to be fixed, such as recently joining with other lawmakers to support a repeal of a pending 1099 requirement. The change would lead to a flood of paperwork for business owners in 2012 being required to file 1099s to any individual or corporation in addition to contracted workers from which they buy more than $600 in goods and services in a year. Coors has a strong backbone of beliefs, impressive experience in business, and we admire his work in the community. The district will be well served whichever man wins. Perlmutter works hard to connect with his constituents, and he is recognized often for his pragmatism — or in plain words — his ability to work all corners of a room. He is very quick to cut to the details and find answers. In a race with two good candidates, we give the nod to Perlmutter to stay on the job.
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This one is different This one is different. Sadly, not very long ago, I found myself writing about another tragedy. The massacre at the Aurora movie complex this summer was an unbelievable assault of madness and evil. But, somehow, we understood that one. It was a random act, indiscriminate in its violence, and shocking more for its scale than its particulars. And though it does nothing to allay the tragedy for the families and friends, we’ve become so used to this sort of thing that we knew, in a macabre way, how to deal with that one. This one is different. This one is personal. The abduction and murder of Jessica Ridgeway has gotten under our skin. Complete strangers are talking about it, and you can feel it weighing on the community like a wet
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blanket. This is one extraordinary act of pure cruelty perpetrated against one innocent, helpless representative of our community, and it strikes at the core of who we are. In whatever small way we are all still childlike, hopeful, and wide-eyed at the world around us, Jessica Ridgeway looks like how that part of our psyches would look. The official Missing posters betray none of the cynicism, the disappointment, or the caution that mark the visages of the people we see on the streets every day. This one is personal. I have an 11-year old; she has curly hair and wears glasses. This could have been her. The field where the body was found is a field I have ridden past on my bike dozens of times. The neighborhood where this happened is one in which I spent six years teaching. This one is different. This isn’t the act of a madman shooting out randomly from the darkness. This was just down the street, around the corner, right in front of the house where the kids play football after school. She was hunted, chosen based on a particularly twisted criteria, and taken from the heart of our neighborhood sanctuary. If the Aurora theater was an explosive expression of evil overwhelming one man’s soul, this one is the quiet, insidious ex-
pression of evil that grows and festers, watching and waiting for a moment to rattle us off our equilibrium. And I use the word “evil” advisedly—I don’t throw it around willy-nilly. It just seems that way, perhaps, because of how often we have been visited by it lately. And rattled, we are. This is “Criminal Minds” territory: We have, among us, someone capable of taking a 10-year old girl from her neighborhood and cutting her to pieces. Somewhere this demon is sitting by, amused by the coverage of his carnage, planning his next grim Bacchanal. History tells us that there’s a decent chance that he will not be found any time soon; history also teaches that the community will play a leading role in his capture. This one is different— carrying on as if nothing happened is not an option. There is no way to ever regain our equilibrium around this one, but we can move forward smarter. Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors the prepared mind;” so let’s prepare. My friend Jay runs A.P.E. Stranger Awareness; he goes into schools and meets with kindergarteners and teaches them to recognize and respond to danger; he also meets with teens and adults and teaches them where, how and how hard to hit
somebody who is trying to harm them. Also, there are several outstanding martial arts schools in the area, including the headquarters of the United States Taekwon-Do Federation in Broomfield. But, more than that, it falls to all of us to recommit to our children. As a man who “survived” a youth spent playing such dangerous games as Dungeons and Dragons (I know—I’ve told you before that I’m a geek!), I firmly believe that evil really only grows in a vacuum. A mind, a house, a school, a community filled with love and compassion and connectedness leaves no space for this to thrive. At the very least, it recognizes the smell of something outside the ordinary. It’s time to circle the wagons around our children, and strengthen our communities. And, you know what else? We need to pray. For the family, for the school, and for the soul of little Jessica Ridgeway, and for us. In whatever form that takes for each of us as individuals, we need to call on God and all the forces for good to help us become the people that repel this sort of thing, and to give us the courage to confront it and end it. We owe that much to Jessica. To find out more about A.P.E. Stranger Awareness, call 303-731-7731. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.
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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100
NOW HIRING FOR 2012 - 2013 SCHOOL YEAR
A premier company in Sedalia is seeking positive, reliable individuals, preferably from the South Denver area (Sedalia, Columbine, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Southglenn, Lone Tree) to join an erosion control company performing Labor and Equipment Operator duties. M – F 6:30am – 5pm. Experience necessary. Don’t miss your chance to work for a highly respected Colorado company.
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To apply for these positions, join us at one of our application sessions being held at 1 PM on the following dates:
• 10/18/12 • 10/23/12 • 10/25/12 These application sessions begin promptly at 1:00 PM at the location listed below:
Hampton Inn 3095 W. County Line Rd. Littleton, CO 80129
I.T. Support Technician
NOW HIRING POLICE OFFICERS
IT Support Technician, City of Black Hawk. $49,010 – $66,308 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations, visit www.cityofblackhawk.org for application documents and more information about the City of Black Hawk. Requirements: AA degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information System, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field; minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in a data processing and client server environment, with installation/maintenance on computers and training of staff. Working experience with OS installs on workstations and servers, setup users on network and Exchange, TCP/IP networks DNS, Active Directory, adding extension to Avaya IP Office, ability to restore servers; valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. Work scheduled is MonFri 8 am – 5 pm with rotating on-call duty to include evenings, weekends and holidays. To be considered for this limited opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, completed City application with copies of certifications and driver’s license to: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are no longer accepting e-mailed applications. EOE.
The City of Black Hawk is now hiring officers into it’s growing police force. $54,033 - $73,104 DOQ/E. Unbelievable benefit package and exceptional opportunity to serve in Colorado’s premiere gaming community located 18 miles west of Golden. The City supports its employees and appreciates great service! If you are interested in serving a unique historical city and enjoy working with diverse populations visit www.cityofblackhawk.org for application documents and more information on the Black Hawk Police Department. Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record and at least 21 years of age. Candidates must be Colorado Post certified by January 1, 2013. Applications submitted early will be processed first. Candidates who submitted applications within the past 6 months will not be considered for this position vacancy. To be considered for this limited opportunity, a completed City application, Police Background Questionnaire and copies of certifications must be received by the closing date, Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:00 P.M., MDST, Attention: Employee Services, City of Black Hawk, P.O. Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422, or by fax to 303-582-0848. Please note that we are no longer accepting e-mailed applications. EOE.
NOW HIRING Leading regional contractor, 100+ yrs in business, has the following openings for work on bridge/earthwork projects in the Denver area: Project Manager Carpenter
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These are exciting opportunities to work for one of the top contractors in the business. Excellent benefits. Physical & Drug Screen req’d. Equal Opportunity Employer - Qualified women & minorities are encouraged to apply. Send resume/ salary req. by mail to: Personnel, PO Box 398 Wichita, KS. 67201-0398, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at www.dondlinger.biz.
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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Livestock 2010 Grass Fed Miniature Hereford Steer
about 650-700Lbs. $700.00 303-803-4216
GARAGE & ESTATE SALES Garage Sales CRAFTERS WANTED: St Rose of Lima craft fair.
Nov 17 & 18. Contact Tammy @ 720-937-4984
MOVING CASTLE ROCK
4567 Dusty Pine Trail Saturday Oct. 20th 8am-noon. TV'a, VCR's + movies, Nancy Drew games, walkie talkie, comp. monitor, key board, mouse, deep fryer, humidifier, twin sheet sets, shoes, power washer and furniture, pet carriers, bike seat, drafting instruments, guy stuff.
2800 W 110th Ct., Westminster. Oct 19-20 7-1pm. Furniture, xmas, housewares, games, books, music, crafts
Ponderosa Pine split $165 a cord $95 a half cord $55 a quarter cord Pick up only Smaller sizes $120 a cord 303-746-0444
Wanted to Buy
Family in Christ Church 5th Annual Craft Fair Friday, October 19, 10am-4pm & Saturday, October 20, 9am-3pm 11355 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster Suggested admission is nonperishable food for the Growing Home Food Pantry. Café and Cookie Walk available to support our Nursery & Children’s Ministries.
Wanted Crafters / Vendors
November 17th for Englewood High Schools' Annual Holiday Sale benefiting EHS special needs students and Englewood Unleashed Chili Cook Pleas call 303-806-2239 for reservation
Firewood Bulk Firewood
Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132
12 Ft Alum Fishing Boat,
We Buy + Consign
50's & 60's furniture, lamps, art, teak, signs, fun & unusual household pieces & antiques. Mod Mood 303-502-7899
Trucks, 4x4's, SUVs Bought. 303-455-4141
with swivel seats, boat trailer, trolling motor, oars, accessories. Excellent condition $685. 303-250-5019
We Buy Cars
Trucks, SUVs & Vans Running or not. Any condition Under $1000 (303)741-0762 bestcashforcars.com
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$202.25 a cord for Pine, Fir & Aspen some areas may require a delivery charge. Scrap Metal hauling also available 303-647-2475 or 720-323-2173 Wicker Wing back chair and footstool $130, Antique Sewing table $75, Pewter collection $190. Doll house $200, Other items too numerous to mention. Please call 303 -815-4795
Kids Oak Twin Bedroom Set
with loft bed, desk 5 drawers & shelves, plus 5 drawer dresser, sold with mattress. $500 303-972-5813
Red Victorian Style Couch,
scroll armrests, beautiful tapestry fabric, Black beaded trim $199
King size mattress with low profile sand colored box. New condition, $2,000 (less than half the price of a new mattress). Location Highlands Ranch golf club area community. 303-517-6817
TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100
Purebred Black Labs
for sale. Good Hunting/Family Dogs, Smart, Healthy Calm & Gentile nature, Mom & Dad onsite, Ready to go. Call Nancy (303)688-9523 or (720)272-7315
Lost and Found
Lawn and Garden Arts & Crafts
Boats and Water Sports
Auctions Public Auction:
Adams County Self Storage 5999 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80221 303-477-3844 On November 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.
French For Kids
French lessons for 3-12 year olds at Parker Library. 1/2 hour or hour lessons and discounts for more than one child. I thought French in the Cherry Creek Schools. Minored in French in College and have been to France. $40/hour or $25/half hour. Flexible schedule. Call Carla @
9hp 28" two stage, wheel driven snow thrower. $400 cash, you pick up. 303-986-9153 Alice
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"The Pileggi Technique" for all weight and health issues. The creator of the Lymph Stretch, Personal trainer, house calls available. Call Miss Gina @ (719)689-0657 Very Reasonable.
New and Used Stair Lifts
Long time insured Colorado dealer A American Stair Lifts $1350 used-$2350 For new. (303)466-5253
Electric Lift 20' working height with out riggers & with tip trailer. 303-425-0753 Musical Lowrey Carnival Organ Perfect condition rarley played. Original price $12,000 asking $3,000. 303-467-1884
Robin's Piano Studio
Private piano lessons ages 5 and up; Piano Readiness classes for ages 3-5 Member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers Located near Park Meadows Mall Robin M Hall 303-790-2781 www.RMH88keys.com
Lost and Found
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Personals Active Senior Lady would
like to meet active senior gentleman 75 + for fun and friendship. Castle Rock area Call MJ at 303660-6548
Lost small black female dog, medical
issues help bring home. Lost Wednesday August 15 in Golden/Lakewood area. Reward 303-718-6943
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HAVE YOU SEEN NIGHTWIND?
We are missing our son's beloved cat. Nightwind is a 9 year old male Maine Coon (Black/Tan Tabby) declawed indoor cat. If you have any information on Nightwind, please contact 303-908-2693. ASAP. Thank you.
Legal Notice of Application
For Local News Notification is hereby given that KeyBank National Association, 127 Anytime Public of the Visit Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 has filed an application with the Day Comptroller OurColoradoNews.com of the Currency on October 18, 2012 as specified in 12 CFR 5 in the Comptroller’s Manual for National Banks, for permission to relocate the Lakewood branch from 333 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado 80226 to the corner of Alameda Avenue and Vance Street, Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado 80226.
Friday October 5th in Mesa View Estates in Golden "Peaches" Tortoise - Brown w/flecks of gold, 1 year old. Had collar with information. $100 reward 303-2162600 720-849-2209
Autos for Sale Miscellaneous
Any person wishing to comment on this application may file comments in writing with the Deputy Comptroller, Central District, 440 S. LaSalle Street, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, Chicago, Illinois 60605 within 30 days of the date of this publication. The nonconfidential portions of the application are on file with the Deputy Comptroller as part of the public file. This file is available for public inspection during regular business hours.
Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC
999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicles are for sale: 01. 1989 Silver Honda Civic Vin #052336 02. 1996 Blue Ford Crown Victoria Vin #197941 03. 2001 White Nissan Sentra Vin #492174 04. White Chevy Silverado Vin#296642
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Just Details Cleaning Service
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FURNACE & AC
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Driveways, patios, stamp & colored concrete. All kinds of flat work. 25yrs exp. Free estimates (720)217-8022
Professional Junk Removal
All phases to include
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October 18, 2012 October 18, 2012 Lawn/Garden Services Columbine Lawn & Sprinkler Sprinkler Blowouts $40
Aeration $40 Fertilization $30 Gutter Cleanouts $35 and up Licensed Plumber and Custom Contracting Hardwood Floors, Fencing, Remodels
30 yrs experienced brick layer
Patios, brick laying, block work, pavers, & tile work. Brick fireplaces & chimneys. Call Matt (303)419-3424
Medical Spinal Adjustment $25.00. David Goodfield 720-540-7700 see my ad in the Professional Service Guide
Your neighborhood painter for over 25 years. Resident of Westwoods. Insured.
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Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements
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A Tree Stump Removal Company
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A-1 Stump Removal Stump grinding specialist. Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 30 yrs exp. Firewood Call Terry 303-424-7357
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BY THE NUMBERS Number of state championships Cherry Creek High School has won in its history. The boys tennis team won title No. 200 on Oct. 13
Number of different players who scored t o u c h downs for Faith Christian in last week’s 55-0 win over Machebeuf. Deven Tyler scored three times to pace the Eagles. Also reaching the end zone were Alex Albright, Baylor Hunstad, Gunnar Caldwell, Aaron Aguero and Rory Gishwiller.
Lakewood’s Olivia Hayden finishes first for the Tigers during the 4A varsity girls 2012 Jefferson County League Cross Country Meet Friday.
Wheat Ridge Farmers Brian Whitfield competes in the 4A varsity boys 2012 Jefferson County League Cross Country Meet Friday. Photos by Andy Carpenean
Crosswinds not a problem at cross country meet Jeffco’s best runners meet as season’s end nears
GAME OF THE WEEK SOFTBALL
Class 3A/4A/5A state championships Friday and Saturday, Aurora Sports Park
By Jim Benton
firstname.lastname@example.org LITTLETON - Drizzly rain and cold wind didn’t slow down cross country participants at Saturday’s 4A/5A Jefferson Country cross country meet at Clement Park. Actually, Arvada West Conner Lockwood said he used the cold conditions to his advantage. “When it’s colder the ground is harder and you can push off better and get more distance and improve your times,” Lockwood said. Lockwood was the boys’ 5A meet winner completing the course in 16:14. His teammate Nicolas Sevcik finished fourth at 16:48, and Arvada West’s boys took third in the team event. “The wind made it a little tough but we just powered through it and got the job done. We have a good team,” Lockwood said. Pomona won the 5A boys team event with a total team time of 1:24:37. Marcelo Laguera, Jon May, Thomas, Gavin Mason, Michael Berthoud, Stephen May and Isaiah Ybatta combined for the victory. Dakota Ridge’s McKenna Spillar was the winner of the 5A girls finishing with a time of 18:56. “It’s my senior year and one of my goals was to win a cross country race and it was just my day,” Spillar said. “I was hurt earlier in the season [with an ankle injury] so I told myself to just go run your heart out and I am happy that my hard work paid off.” Ralston Valley produced the 5A girls’ team winner finishing with a time of 1:41:50. The winning team consisted of Nicole Hahn, Caitlin Hess, Alicia Thompson, Giulianna Vessa, Samantha Bedinger, Lydia McCracken and Shelbie Ralston. In 4A, Evergreen dominated the meet, starting with boys’ winner Jackson Sayler who finished in 16:53. After Sayler won individual boys, Ev-
The softball season wraps up with the twoday tournament to determine the state’s best.
THEY SAID IT “We can’t turn over the ball like that, it puts us in a big hole and just really hurts us a lot. We just weren’t executing and weren’t getting anything done and that was really the difference.”
D’Evelyn’s Evan Verbal competes during in the 4A varsity boys 2012 Jefferson County League Cross Country Meet Friday. ergreen’s Sammy Skold was the solo girls’ winner finishing in 19:36. Evergreen would wrap up their impressive afternoon by winning the girls team event, finishing with a group time of 1:42:29. Sammy Sklod, Camille Morales, Caitlin Schmitt, Jane Jensen, Emily Schulz, Annie Trimarco and Blair Bokelman combined for the win. Evergreen’s boys also took second in the team event. “We live up there in the mountains so we try to use those tough conditions to our advantage,” Evergreen coach Angie Harrington said. “Plus we had a bunch of colds we were fighting to get over so this was a great day for us.” The 4A boys’ team winner was Conifer,
who finished with a combined time of 1:29:01. Kevin Johnson, Ian McGhie, Mitch Hoffman, Mike Fera, Trevor Bickmore, Dylan Reed and Josef Gruber made up Evergreen’s winning unit. Surprise performances included the combined effort from Golden. The Demons had three girls finish in the top 11 in the individual race, led by Olivia Treitman who finished third overall at 20:00. Golden’s boys had four top 16 finishers which they converted into a third place team finish with a score of 1:30:44. 4A and 5A regional’s began this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in various locations depending on region.
Pomona running back Chris Marquez after the Panthers turned over the ball five times in a loss to rival Ralston Valley
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October 18, 2012
Locals make state tennis tournament but exit early Qualifiers hope to parlay experience into future success By Daniel Williams
email@example.com DENVER - Qualifying for state as a high school tennis player is perhaps the hardest things to do in high school sports and is quite a feat in itself. Add the pressure of being a freshman playing No. 2 singles on center court at Gate Tennis Center in front of hundreds of people and you have Arvada West’s Andrew Gillette on Thursday. The 5A boys’ tennis season concluded last weekend at Gates Tennis Center in Denver, with the 4A boys ending their season at Pueblo City Park in Pueblo. And Gillette’s special season wrapped up with a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Grand Junction’s Jacob Lapkin. “I was a freshman on center court in front of hundreds of people and I kind of let that nervousness affect my play,” Gillette said. “I think I could have beaten him if I was playing my best but it was definitely a learning experience and I hope to come back next year and dominate.” Elsewhere, Lakewood’s No. 1 doubles team of Stephan Liu and Adam Zimmerman also had their season ended by Cherry Creek’s Hans Bergal and Jace Blackburn 6-2, 6-3. However, considering Bergal and Blackburn finished as the runners up to the state champs, it took one of the best doubles teams in the state to bring down Lui and Zimmerman. In 4A, Golden wrapped up their impressive season by sending two teams to state in Pueblo. Golden’s No. 3 singles player junior Logan Hulet fell to Aspen’s Brad Broeking 6-3, 6-1, and their No. 4 doubles team consisting of Tim McLane and Kyle Taylor as beaten by eventual second in state finishers from Colorado
Academy Zach Turner and Will McDermid 6-1, 6-1. “We didn’t advance but we learned a lot about what it takes to compete at that level,” Hulet said. “I think that I wanted it so bad that I didn’t play as well as I normally play. But I have an offseason fitness plan, I plan on playing a lot of tennis and I plan on really going after it next year.” 5A state champions include: No 1. singles: Hayden Sabatka, Highlands Ranch, def. Spencer Weinberg, Grand Junction, 7-6 (5), 6-3; No 2. singles: Connor McPherson, Cherry Creek, def. Ignatius Castelino, Fairview, 6-3, 6-2; No 3. singles: Will Ro, Cherry Creek, def. Alec Leddon, Fairview, 6-1, 6-4; No 1. doubles: Kevin Chen/Tommy Mason, Fairview, def. Hans Bergal/Jace Blackburn, Cherry Creek, 6-2, 6-4; No 2. doubles: Connor Petrou/Jake Miller, Cherry Creek, def. Chad Curd/Michael Vartuli, Arapahoe, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4; No. 3 doubles: Dan Kapriellian/Noah Reiss, Cherry Creek, def. Ben Krahenbuhl/Nick Blanco, Fairview, 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 doubles: Gifford Mellick/Harshil Dwivedi, Cherry Creek, def. Kamran Shabaz/Max Petrak, Fairview, 6-4, 6-4. 4A state champions include: No. 1 singles: Harrison Lang, Niwot, def. David Mitchell, Kent Denver, 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 singles: Jesse Ruder-Hook, Colorado Academy, def. Spencer Lang, Niwot, 7-6(1), 6-3; No. 3 singles: Andrew Venner, Cheyenne Mountain, def. Keenan Kaltenbacher, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3; No. 1 doubles: Cole Benson/Austin Hampton, Cheyenne Mountain, def. Carter Pentz/Drew Pasma, Niwot, 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 doubles: Mac Mease/ Noah Forman, Colorado Academy, def. Matt Clancy/Nathaniel Rocks, Cheyenne Mountain, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; No. 3 doubles: Colt Sessions/Carsten Lux, Cheyenne Mountain, def. Jon Payne/Andrew Thompson, Kent Denver, 6-2, 7-6(2); No. 4 doubles: Matt Ryan/Michael Sheldon, Air Academy, def. Zach Turner/Will McDermid, Colorado Academy, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2.
Lakewood’s Adam Zimmerman returns a shot during a No. 1 doubles match. Zimmerman and teammate Stephan Liu had their season ended by Cherry Creek’s Hans Bergal and Jace Blackburn 6-2, 6-3. Photo by Jonathan Maness
Lakewood, Ralston Valley battle for state soccer berth
Tigers tie game on penalty kick in final five minutes
By Daniel Williams
A win for either team would have put them in great position to qualify for state. However, after Lakewood and Ralston Valley’s 1-1 tie at North Area Athletic Complex on Tuesday both team’s postseason aspirations are still up in the air. Down 1-0 for most of the contest the Tigers (6-4-3) hung around and then dramatically found a way to tie the Mustangs (9-4-1) and force overtime. “Three points was what we wanted but getting out of here with one point after being down for most of the game is a good thing. Everyone stepped it up in the second half when we needed to,” Lakewood coach Tom Noor said. The first 20 minutes of the game was a defensive grind out as both teams struggled to get it going offensively. Ralston Valley finally started to find some rhythm and at 22:50 sophomore Peter Hendricks craftfully passed a ball off of his chest and right into the wheelhouse of senior Kyle Breckenfelder who launched a ball at the goal. But Lakewood goalie Fox Maikovich made an athletic save to prevent a goal. The Mustangs broke through at 18:52 when senior Reece Bolin beat defenders towards the left side of the goal forcing Maikovich collapse on the ball. This allowed Bolin to easily center a ball that senior Lorenzo Politano buried for a 1-0 lead. At the eight minute mark in the first
don’t get the goal that we need. If we play consistent we can be a contender for state.” With just over ten minutes left in the contest Ralston Valley freshman Logan Graybill shook his defender and then drilled a ball from the top of the box that went off the right goalpost and nearly right back to him. But solid defense from both teams prevented either team from generating many real scoring opportunities in theA second half. On the verge of getting shutout Lake-B wood caught a break with 5:37 left in thed game. Lakewood senior Andrew Thompm son was questionably tripped and wasC awarded a penalty kick which he easily converted tying the game. W “I just went up there and kicked it in,”a Thompson said. “You really don’t wantW to think about it, you just have to go upl there and kick it through.” Less than a minute later Ralston ValleyC sophomore Jordan Quinslik beat his defender and scored what looked to be theG game winning goal. But he was called offside. Both teams traded punches in overtime but neither team was able to generate any legitimate scoring chances and the game ended in a tie. Arvada West (12-1, 7-0) clinched the 5A Jefferson Country league title with their 2-0 victory over Bear Creek on Wednesday. That leaves Lakewood and Ralston Valley sitting with Chatfield (10-3-1, 5-2) and Stanley Lake (8-4-2, 3-2-2) as four teams with two league losses.
Lakewood Tigers midfielder Charlie Caswell, left, is pursued by Ralston Valley’s Nathan Corrado Monday at the North Area Athletic Complex. Photo by Andy Carpenean half Lakewood senior Brandon Factor nearly became the x-factor when he drilled a ball from midfield that Ralston Valley goaltender Davis Oaks could not control off his chest. The ball bounced right on to the foot of freshman Charlie Caswell but the frosh kicked the ball just over the goal.
At 34:06 in the second half Breckenfelder beat Lakewood defenders up the middle of the field and launched a left footed shot that Maikovich had to fully extend to barely save. “We have to be better at finishing when we get opportunities,” Breckenfelder said. “Sometimes we goof up and
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October 18, 2012
Short-handed Warriors tame Tigers Arapahoe moves to 6-1 with Super 6 league win By Daniel P. Johnson
firstname.lastname@example.org LITTLETON - Arapahoe entered its Oct. 11 Class 5A Super 6 league game against Lakewood down a couple of key players. Junior running back Jose Cancanon, who leads the Warriors with 853 yards rushing and nine touchdowns, was out with an ankle injury. Also in street clothes was senior cornerback Thomas Trotman, who sustained a shoulder injury in the closing moments of Arapahoe’s 16-14 win at Mullen the week before. Without Cancanon, the Warriors’ offense leaned a little more on quarterback Taven Sparks and he delivered, completing 13-of-22 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, brothers Taden and Talon Jones each had an interception, more than making up for Trotman’s absence as Arapahoe defeated Lakewood 27-14 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. “We got to six wins and that’s huge,” Arapahoe coach Mike Campbell said. “We had a real emotional, tough win last week and then had to come back and play on a short week. I was very worried about this game. Lakewood is a good team that plays hard and is well-coached. “We didn’t play our best game but we got the win and that’s the most important thing.” Neither injury appears to be season-ending, but Campbell isn’t sure when Cancanon or Trotman will be back. “Jose was going to try and play, but he worked out (Oct. 10) and he just didn’t have that explosiveness that you’re used to seeing out of him,” Campbell said. “He’s done everything right in terms of rehab but it’s always tough with an ankle injury.” Just as Arapahoe (6-1, 2-1) had to deal with injuries to key players, so did Lakewood (4-3, 1-2), as they lost starting quarterback Connor Leedholm late in the second quarter after taking a hard hit. The Tigers trailed by just six, 13-7, at the time of Leedholm’s injury, but outside of a 48-yard touchdown run by Sean Pinson-Boogs midway through the third quarter, were unable to muster much of an offensive attack. Arapahoe, up 15-7 at halftime, extended its lead to 24-7 in a span of 12 seconds in the third quarter thanks to a safety and an 80-yard free kick return by Blake Nelson. After a three-and-out by the Tigers, the Warriors appeared ready to put the game out of reach but fumbled the ball away and a play later, Pinson-Boogs scored to draw the Tigers within 24-14. Another lost fumble by the Warriors looked to give the Tigers life late in the third quarter but Taden Jones intercepted a Jacob Romero pass. The interception led to Arapahoe’s final points of the night as J.D. Hall kicked a 32-yard field goal with 34 seconds to play in the third quarter to put the Warriors up 27-14. “The Jones brothers played a great game,” Campbell said. “Both stepped up and made big plays for us, and
Arapahoe’s Ethan Brunhofer makes a reception Oct. 11. Photo by Courtney Kuhlen | email@example.com we needed them.” Arapahoe jumped out to a 6-0 lead on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Sparks to Andrew Jones in the first quarter. Lakewood answered back and took its only lead of the night on a 49-yard touchdown run by Pinson-Boogs
on the opening play of the second quarter. Tight end Ethan Brunhofer, who had six catches for 103 yards for Arapahoe, hauled in a pass from Sparks, broke a tackle at the 10-yard line and scored from 24 yards out to put Arapahoe up 13-7 with 6:05 to play in the second quarter.
Sports roundup: State softball set for this weekend A-West earns No. 5 seed By Daniel Wiliams
firstname.lastname@example.org The state 3A/4A/5A softball tournament starts this Friday at Aurora Sports Complex. 5A qualifiers include: No. 5 Arvada West plays No. 12 Grandview at 10 a.m. at Complex B. 4A qualifiers include: No. 6 Wheat Ridge plays No. 11 Thompson Valley Friday at 12:15 p.m. at Complex C. No. 11 Ralston Valley plays No. 6 Rock Canyon at 12:15 p.m. at Complex B.
Golden senior Kyger recognized
Golden senior Kellen Kyger has been
selected as the IBM High School Hero of the Week by the Colorado High School Activities Association. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tight end/ defensive linemen was nominated for by head coach Mike Joseph for his outstanding leadership. His selection will be recognized on 850 KOA. Additionally, the Denver Broncos and IBM will hold a reception in March at Sports Authority Field to honor Kellen and the other award recipients.
A-West blows out Boulder
Arvada West football defeated Boulder 56-35 Thursday at North Area Athletic Complex. The Wildcats (2-5, 1-2) scored 35 second half points to beat the Panthers (2-5,
0-3). A-West will now face one of the best teams in state in Ralston Valley (6-1, 3-0) Friday at 7:30 at North Area Athletic Complex.
Demons tough season continues
Golden’s football team fell 46-24 to George Washington Saturday at All City Field in Denver. Golden senior running back Paris Salas carried the ball 40 times for an impressive 182 yards. However, Patriots senior running back Garry Hill ran the ball 28 times for 243 yards. The Demons (1-6, 0-2) will face Standley Lake (5-2, 1-1) Friday at 7 p.m. at NAAC in a 4A Mountain meeting
Arvada West Wildcats senior shortstop Corey Hendrickson looks back at third base while sliding safely at home plate during round one of softball regionals Saturday against Brighton at Youth Memorial Park. Photo by Andy Carpenean
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Photographer Carole Gallagher stands next to her exhibit Oct. 11 at The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St. in Arvada.
Snapshots of the nuclear age Rocky Flats Cold War Museum traces history By Clarke Reader
email@example.com Rocky Flats may be closed, but its effects still cast a shadow. In an effort to offer a place for discussion from all parties, and to show all generations what the birth and progression of the nuclear age looked like, the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum has opened in Olde Town Arvada, 5612 Yukon St. “We want to show the story of Rocky Flats from multiple perspectives — the environmental issues, the life of the workers and the people who protested it,” said Conny Bogaard, project manager. “The goal is to build a platform where the community can come together to examine the legacy.” The museum’s inaugural exhibit is “Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age,” an Atomic Photographers Guild collection of photos of the landscapes, people and aftermaths of nuclear testing and power plants. The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. The exhibit is curated by Robert Del Tredici, the founder of the Atomic Photographers Guild, and features not only photos of the history of Rocky Flats, but also of the Trinity Explosion in Alamogordo, N.M., and photos from Yoshito Matsushige, the only photographer allowed to photograph Hiroshima after the bombing. The social impacts are also documented with photos of protests after the disasters at Three Mile Island, Chernob-
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Is Boulder crying in its beer? While the city may have thought it would get the only Trader Joe’s in Colorado with a liquor license, Denver snagged that shot. When both stores open next year, Denver customers will be able to buy liquor and check out in an attached area of the store. The grocery and liquor sections will share a common entrance, but liquor sales must be completed separately. How did Denver grab the liquor biz from Boulder? “We’re a better and bigger market so they can sell more (liquor) here,” said a source close to the deal. “Our process (to obtain a liquor license) is faster and cleaner, and Boulder blabbed about getting a liquor store. Denver kept its mouth shut.” The initial hearing — the first step in the liquor license process — will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 26. The store will have to jump through a few cityrequired hoops before getting the final sign-off. Both Boulder and Denver Trader Joe’s stores are expected to open around the same time next year.
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A photograph on display showing one of 20 Infinity Rooms at Rocky Flats at The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St. in Arvada. Photos by Andy Carpenean
‘I always wondered what happened to the people who lived near the testing areas.’ Carole Gallagher, photographer yl and Fukushima. “This exhibit is partly a story of Colorado and local concerns, but it also shows the global concern,” Bogaard said. Local photographer Carole Gallagher, who has spent years documenting the lives of those affected by nuclear use, has a display of her works about people who lived near the testing in Nevada. Gallagher, who grew up in New York City, said she was raised during the time of great fear of a nuclear strike being imminent. “I always wondered what happened to the people who lived near the testing areas,” she said. “So in my work I focused on workers, downwinders and atomic veterans.” Gallagher said she really came to admire the workers at these sites, who really put their lives on the line for their country. Many of Gallagher’s stark, black and white photos, show people who lived in Nevada while nuclear tests were
going on and were told that they were safe, only to develop a wide-range of health issues, including a variety of cancers and bone diseases. “This exhibit really has captured the first moments of the nuclear age, and when it will end we don’t know,” Gallagher said. Bogaard is careful to note that the museum and its exhibit is not a condemnation of nuclear power or Rocky Flats, but is a place that brings to light issues about nuclear use that still are up for debate. “We raise a lot of questions, and it’s not necessarily about having the answers,” she said. “Instead, we want it to be something people think and talk about, and come away with a new understanding.” The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call 720-2871717 or visit www.rockyflatsmuseum. org.
“I Can’t Help Myself” but I’m on “Cloud Nine” because The Four Tops and The Temptations will provide the entertainment for Saturday Night Alive, the signature fundraiser for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, on March 2. Tickets are now on sale at www.denvercenter.org/sna. Jamie Angelich and Mimi Roberson will chair this year’s event, which includes one of the chi-chi-est silent auctions, surprise box sale, dinner, desserts and dancing in the Seawell Ballroom. Individual tickets start at $375 and corporate tables of 10 start at $6,000.
Bountiful harvest Harvest Week, a series of pop-up dinner parties paying homage to Colorado’s produce and producers, features 36 of EatDenver’s independent restaurants, which will host the dinners at Grow Haus, 4751 York St., through Friday. One brunch and five dinners — featuring different chefs and interactive themes — will be paired with hand-crafted cocktails, local brews and wines. Guests will need to bring their own place setting (plate, cutlery and wine glass). Brunch begins at noon and dinners begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the events go to support EatDenver, a marketing group of independently owned restaurants, and The Grow Haus, a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center. More information and menus: Parker continues on Page 21
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Parker: Symposium on health set for Oct. 20 Parker continued from Page 20
Crave rave Crave Real Burgers, with locations in Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, creeps closer to Denver with its latest location that will open in the Town Center in Highlands Ranch in the former Fat Burger and Epic Grill space. Crave, which has garnered raves, is from the same group who owns the iconic Old Stone Church restaurant in Castle Rock. The menu features Mile High burgers, old-fashioned shakes and a full bar. Check it out (but not if you’re hungry) at www. craverealburgers.com.
Get happy Fogo de Chao, 1513 Wynkoop, is offering a happy hour menu for the first time with cocktails and lighter bites of the signature fire-roasted meats prepared by gaucho chefs from 5-7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 3-7 p.m. Sundays. Happy hour eats are your choice of Brazilian pork sausage, baconwrapped chicken breast or pork parmesan medallions served with crispy polenta and pao de queijo (warm cheese bread). Every dish is gluten
chael Miceli and their sister Kim Miceli-Vela opened their first eatery in 2004 in downtown Denver. In addition to the opening of the Stapleton restaurant, MICI will also be serving breakfast at its Cherry Creek North restaurant. MICI provides sit-down dining, counter service and delivery. More information: www.miciitalian.com.
free. The happy hour menu also features 11 varieties of Brazil’s national drink, the caipirinha, made with a spirit derived from sugar cane. For more information, go to www.fogo.com. The recently opened Kachina Southwestern Grill inside the Westin Westminster has added happy hour and late-night dining options to the menu. The happy hour menu is available from 2-6 p.m. daily; late-night menu is served every night from 10 p.m. to midnight. Menu items include red chile popcorn, green chile cheese fries and green chile cheeseburger made with brisket short-rib chuck, roasted green chiles and smoked cheddar on a brioche bun. More at www.kachinagrill.com.
Indulge in health HealthOne’s event Free Healthy Indulgences — A Women’s Symposium, A Day for You will include physician-led seminars, free screenings for blood pressure, BMI, osteoporosis and more, from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. (spa lunch included) Saturday at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center. Award-winning national speaker and author Laura Stack will discuss “The Exhaustion Cure ... Up Your Energy from Low to Go in 21 Days” during the luncheon. More information: www.healthonewomenscare.com.
Third time’s a charm MICI, the family-owned Italian restaurant with locations in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek, has opened a third spot last week in Stapleton at 2373 Central Park Blvd. Brothers Jeff and Mi-
Junior League Mart at Inverness Junior League of Denver’s 2012 Mile High Holiday Mart Friday to Sunday has a new location at The Inverness Hotel. In its 33rd year, the event features select merchants with high-quality merchandise and a unique shopping experience. All proceeds support the league’s focus of changing lives through literacy in the Denver Metro area. Public shopping hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission in advance is discounted at www.jld.org.
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MEET THE artist The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission has scheduled three Meet the Artist events where local artists and their works will be highlighted. The first event is 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and will feature glassworks crafted by Debra Sanders. The event is at Catspaw Yoga, 4430 Cody St. Light refreshments will be served. Patti Barry-Levy is the featured artist Nov. 15 at FirstBank, 4350 Wadsworth Blvd. The Jan. 17 event features painter Katie Hoffman at Home Instead, 6191 W. 44th Ave. Contact Milly Nadler at 303-319-0690. CHILDREN’S CHOIR Clear Creek Children’s Choir is accepting new members, ages 8-14, through Oct. 18 for its fall season. Rehearsals are 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays at Foothills Elementary School, 13165 W. Ohio Ave., Lakewood. Members come from across Jefferson County. The choir will give several performances including a collaboration with Lutheran Chorale. For registration and other information, go online to CCCchoir.wordpress.com. FRIDAY/OCT. 19 NATURAL HEALTH Learn about various natural health treatments and options at a health talk Friday, Oct. 19, at the APEX Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada. For more information or to sign up, call 303-467-5337. The talk will last 20-45 minutes. Practitioners will bring handouts, sample needles, herbs, cupping, moxa tools, etc., answer questions and give demonstrations. CUBA AS we mark the 50-year anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis this month, join Active Minds for a past, present and future look at our communist neighbor to the south. Cuba: 50 Years After the Missile Crisis is a free program and is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. RSVP at 303-232-7100. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/OCT. 19-20, OCT. 26-27 CREEPY CRAWL Central City’s fourth annual Creepy Crawl is a 60-minute walking tour of the city’s mostavoided historic landmarks and off-limits areas of 150-year-old buildings. Tours are between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. New tours leave every quarter hour. Check-in is required at Century Casino’s lower level banquet room. Arrive 10 minutes before tour begins. Purchase them at King Soopers, online at www.ticketswest.com or by phone at 1-866464-2626. For information, go to www.centralcityparkway.com/creepycrawl. PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER Colorado ACTS presents “Angel Street,” based on the movie “Gaslight,” a Victorian psychological thriller. Content may not be suitable for children younger than 10. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at 9460 W. 58th Ave. Visit www.coloradoacts.org or call 303-456-6772 for ticket information.
MURDER MYSTERY The Edge Theatre, of Lakewood, performers present murder mystery dinner theater, “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, Only Lower” for four weekends, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 9-10, at The Briarwood Inn, 1630 8th St., Golden. Cocktails at 7 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www. thebriarwoodinn.com/events_upcoming.html for ticket and show information. FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/OCT. 19-21 QUILT SHOW See more than 70 quilts at the quilt show at Echter’s, 52nd Avenue and Garrison Street, Arvada, from Oct. 19-21. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21. Visit http://rmqm.org. SATURDAY/OCT. 20 HALLOWEEN FUN Lookout Mountain Nature Center will host Halloween Tales and Trails 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at the center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Don a costume an enjoy a guided hike, campfire stories, Halloween crafts and more. In the center, a bat cave, bear den and interactive exhibits will be open to registered participants. Spots fill quickly; donation for participation is suggested. Go online to lmnc.jeffco.us or call 720-497-7600 for more information and to register. MOVIE SHOWING In celebration of women’s right to vote, “Iron Jawed Angels” is playing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the AMCSOJ church, 5975 Miller. This choice for our monthly “Movies that Matter” shows a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight (without violence) for American women’s right to vote less than 100 years ago. Event is free. CEMETERY TOURS Helping people relate to the past using character reenactments and accurate accounts of history is one of the main draws for this year’s improved Golden Cemetery Tours conducted by Golden History Museums. Ticket holders will meet six people from Golden’s past including one of Golden’s first female pioneers, Mary Boyd, who attended the first organized church service in the least likely of places, the Ford brothers’ saloon. All but one of the “ghosts” are new this year, so attendees from previous years will see many new performances. The tour is Saturday, Oct. 20. The first tour starts at 2 p.m. and subsequent tours will run in 20-minute intervals. The last tour leaves at 5:40 p.m. Cider and cookies will be provided. Reservations recommended. Buy tickets by calling 303-278-3557. SUNDAY/OCT. 21 JEWISH GENEALOGY The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado announces an annual all-day seminar on Jewish genealogy from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Congregation Rodef Shalom, 450 S. Kearney St., Denver. Professional genealogist Rafael Guber travels from New York City to present three lectures: Demystifying Words in Jewish Geneal-
ogy; Shame, What Happened to Our Female Immigrant Ancestors at Ellis Island; and The Jewish Antiques Road Show: You Show, I Tell. Admission fee covers all-day access, kosher lunch and society membership through December 2013. RSVP required. Carpools coordinated from Boulder. www.JGSCO.org or info@JGSCO.org. SKATING PARTY Lace’EmUpSkating plans free skating parties 4-5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 21, Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 24, May 5 and June 9 at Foothills Ice Arena , 2250 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood. Registration required at www.LaceEmUpSkating.com. OPENING CONCERT The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra opens its 60th season with “An Afternoon at the Opera” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden. Season and individual tickets can be purchased at www.jeffsymphony.org or by calling 303-278-4237. You also can visit the Jefferson Symphony office at 1204 Washington St., Golden, or buy tickets at the door on the day of the concert. JAPANESE ARTS The 28th annual Arts and Crafts Showcase will feature unique Asian arts and crafts from Denver’s Japanese-American community. It will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Simpson United Methodist Church, 6001 Wolff St., Arvada. Call 303-428-7963 or visit www.simpsonumc.com. CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9200 W 10th Ave., Lakewood, presents its 2012-13 concert series. Season and individual tickets are available. Email email@example.com or call 303-279-2932. All concerts take place in the St. Paul Sanctuary. Concerts are: OCT. 21: Local women’s quartet Attune and The Blues Brethren band perform at 3 p.m. NOV. 18: Confluence a cappella choir will present “The War Between Men and Women,” based on James Thurber’s cartoon series of the same name, at 3 p.m. DEC. 16: On the third Sunday of Advent this year is the Festival Service of Lessons and Carols, at 3 p.m. This service features the St. Paul’s Church Choir and Confluence, a child soprano singing the traditional opening verse, and this year the Park Hill Brass Quintet. FEB. 24: Confluence will present a Sacred Music Concert at 3 p.m. This is the first concert by Confluence completely devoted to sacred music. It will begin a very old Mass (from the late 1400s) by Josquin de Prez. Journey with us through the renaissance, baroque, classical eras and end with some beautiful, modern sacred compositions. APRIL 28: Confluence will present an a cappella program titled “Salut Printemps” (Welcome Spring). This program will feature Debussy’s piece of the same name for piano and women’s voices, and will be filled with the glorious sounds of spring’s return. Your Week continues on Page 23
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away from law abiding citizens. But I do think we should do a better job of taking them out of the hands of those who should not have them,” Barton said, stating that 34 Americans a day are murdered with firearms. The Fix Gun Checks Act seeks to accomplish that goal, requiring better reporting of criminal and mental status to the national gun check database, as well as requiring all private gun sales to also go through the background check process. Golden resident Charlie Sturda-
vant also spoke before the council, identifying himself as a lifelong National Rifle Association member and a gun safety instructor. He said that no strengthening of background checks would stop people from going insane or from keeping criminals from using illegal channels to get firearms. “But the fix gun checks act, I can support that,” Sturdavant said Still, he cautioned the council about supporting “other measures” that may be endorsed by gun control advocates. “Those other measures might mean trampling on our Second
Amendment rights,” Sturdavant said. District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves, who said she served as a first responder at the Columbine school shooting, was the one to make the motion to accept the resolution, which passed unanimously. Across Colorado, there have been 13 mayors (including Lakewood’s Bob Murphy) who have joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, though only Golden has passed a supporting resolution to date. “But I believe there will be following resolutions,” said Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan.
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MAY 19: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will wrap up the year with its excellent Variety Show at 1:30 p.m. after the end-of-year Parish Picnic. New this year: the staff of St. Paul’s will present a number in the show. MONDAY/OCT. 22 BIG TALK Join us for this informative and empowering discussion for women, and explore how we think and what we think. Discussion will be 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in Golden. Call Roslyn 303-953-2344 to reserve your spot. Discussions are limited to six participants.
11th St., Golden. This show, titled “One Night Stand,” is in its second year and is open to the public. The artists are all professional women who are award winners in their fields of expertise. For information, call Tricia Bass at 303-808-1770 or email her at Tricia@TriciaBass.com.
books, CDs and DVDs are accepted at all Jefferson County library locations, but larger donations need to be taken to the Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends office or the Lakewood Library. Call the foundation office at 303-403-5075 to schedule a time for a drop-off .
to pick seeds and what weeds to avoid. A great chance to learn about the ecology of the native prairie in a beautiful setting. Get information and register at http://tinyurl.com/SeedPick. For directions to the pick site, email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDRAISING EVENT Circle of Friends, an event to benefit Marla Swanson, is a night of food, fun, drinks and a silent auction. The event is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Guarantee Bank, 26800 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. For information on tickets and other details, call Mo Lukens at 720-319-1076.
AT 10790 W. 50th Ave., Ste. 200, in Wheat Ridge. To donate books at the Lakewood Library, go to the door on the east side of the Lakewood Library next to the garage doors. Book donations help fund literacy programs such as the Traveling Children’s Library and the Summer Reading Club.
COMING SOON/OCT. 27
HALLOWEEN TOWN Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden, presents its trick-or-treat train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. The trick-or-treat train departs every 30 minutes, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit all the town’s special stops to fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones. Try a visit to the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard, and get a picture of yourself in costume in front of our pumpkin patch. Call the museum at 303-279-4591 or visit www.ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org for more details.
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COMING SOON/OCT. 26
CANINE FITNESS More than half of American dogs are overweight, and 20 percent are obese. The next Monday night talk at Training With Grace will focus on agility. Learn the importance of play and rewards and start our work on the flat, acquiring a good connection and understanding of body language basics including learning hand and body signals using targeting and shaping techniques. Answer questions about what breed, size and age is appropriate for this sport. Talks are from 6-8 p.m. every Monday at Training With Grace, 9100 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Visit www.trainingwithgrace.com or call 303-238-3647. Other upcoming talks:
TRICK OR treat Olde Town Arvada will have its trick-or-treat street from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. This is a family fun event that is a safe way for children to enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating. Event includes a haunted house, costume contest and more. Tickets are $2 per child.
DOUBLE DOG management, Oct. 29: This class is for families overwhelmed by a multi-dog household. Ana will show you how to read body language in order to prevent arguments in the home and how to set appropriate boundaries for mutual respect among all family members. TUESDAY/OCT. 23 and Thursday/Oct. 25 VOTING CHANGES Changes to voting rights laws will affect a lot of voters this November. Find out how they will affect you at two Jefferson County League of Women Voters programs: The first is at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Highlands Rescue Team Building, 317 S. Lookout Mountain, Golden. Call Ellen, 303-526-7446. The second is at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at 1575 Kipling St., Lakewood. Call Marian, 303-445-0270. For answers about candidates’ positions, local ballot issues and to build a personalized sample ballot, visit www.VOTE411.org. For information about the League of Women Voters, visit www. lwvjeffco.org. WEDNESDAY/OCT. 24 OPEN HOUSE. Jefferson County’s Transportation and Engineering Division, along with its design engineer, Merrick & Company, is hosting a public open house from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, regarding improvements to West Chatfield Avenue. The open house will be at Falcon Bluffs Middle School, 8449 S. Garrison St., Littleton. Members of the project team will be present to answer questions and discuss the design of the proposed improvements on West Chatfield Avenue from West Ken Caryl Avenue to South Garrison Street. For information, contact Brad Bauer, Jeffco Transportation and Engineering, 303-271-8495.
JAZZ CONCERT The Lakewood Cultural Center presents jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the 316-seat theater at 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets are available by calling 303-987-7845, going online to www. Lakewood.org/CulturalCenter or visiting the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office. Senior, student and group discounts are available. There is free, well-lit parking on-site. SALES BOOST Learn the best practices for boosting holiday sales from 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Boettcher Mansion, 900 Colorow Road, Golden. Program is led by Steve Parry with Sandler Training by Sales Productivity Consultants. Register by Oct. 22. For information on costs and to buy tickets, call Andrea LaRew at The West Chamber, 720-399-5652 or alarew@ westchamber.org. OKTOBERFEST EVENT Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club presents Oktoberfest at the Club, featuring six courses paired with AC Golden Brewing Company features. Seating is limited. Call 303-277-8755 or visit www.ThreeTomatoesSteakhouse. com for pricing information and other details. The club is at 3050 Illinois St., Golden. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION The Grant-Humphreys Mansion, one of Denver’s most historic landmarks, will be the location for a paranormal investigation from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 26. Take part in a real ghost hunt conducted by a team from The Other Side Investigations and visit many of the mansion’s hot spots where activity has been detected in the past. Refreshments will be served. Call 303-620-4933 for tickets and more information. All proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St., Denver. COMING SOON/OCT. 26-27
CONCERT JEANNE Jolly will perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. Tickets available at the door. Visit www.jeannejolly.com or www.buffalorose.net.
UPCOMING CONCERT. Thumpin’ will perform at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Hoffbrau in Arvada. The Oct. 27 show is a Halloween party; wear your costume. For information, show times and more check out our bandpage on Facebook or twitter @ thumpinband. For booking information, use our contact page, or call 303-416-5695.
COMING SOON/OCT. 26-28
ART DISPLAY An evening of exceptional fine art will be on display 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Golden Hotel, 800
BOOK SALE Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends will host the fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Oct. 26-28. Donated
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SEED PICKING Volunteers are needed for the first pick of native prairie seeds used to re-vegetate Rocky Flats, about halfway between Golden and Boulder on Highway 93. The pick is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Crew leaders will give training on identification of native species, show how
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