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April 19, 2013
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North Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 12, Issue 15
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Sigg pleads not guilty to Ridgeway murder By Ashley Reimers
firstname.lastname@example.org Austin Sigg, the teen accused of murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, pleaded not guilty to all charges, including murder and kidnapping, during his arraignment on Friday. A trial is set to begin on Sept. 20 with jury selection. Sigg is facing 18 charges, including first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child. During the preliminary hearing on Feb. 22, Westminster investigator Louis Lopez
testified that Sigg confessed to the murder of Ridgeway during a 911 call. According to a tape played at the preliminary hearing, Sigg told the dispatcher “I murdered Jessica Ridgeway, I have proof.” He said the remains were in the crawl space at his home, and he was giving himself up completely. Police investigated Sigg’s Sigg home in Westminster and found the remains. Lopez testified that Ridgeway’s death was asphyxiation, according to the coro-
ner. Sigg is accused of kidnapping and killing Ridgeway in early October 2012 while she was walking to school. He is also accused of attempting to abduct a woman jogging around Ketner Lake in May 2012. Detective Michael Lynch also testified during the preliminary hearing about an interview he had with Mindy Sigg, Austin’s mother. According to Lynch, Sigg told his mother that he did not rape Jessica. Lynch testified that Sigg told his mother that he grabbed Jessica as she walked by his car, put her in his back seat. Sigg told his mother he was a monster and that he was also responsible for the attempted abduction of the jogger
as well, according to Lynch. Friday’s hearing was a continuation of a March arraignment, which at that time Sigg’s defense team asked for additional time to investigate possible defenses. Defense attorney Katherine Spengler told the judge the team needed the extra time to thoroughly go through every piece of discovery, which included 50,000 pages of information, 2,500 photos and 1,800 pieces of physical evidence. Originally, the defense team asked for an additional two months due to the massive amount of information in discovery, but Judge Stephen Munsinger offered only a 30-day extension.
Bill to change oil-gas commission advances By Vic Vela
Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff Rob Neville helps a woman go through the security checkpoint at the entryway to the court side of the county building at 100 Jefferson County Parkway. Photo by Glenn Wallace
County plays defense Jeffco DA Weir requests security By Glenn Wallace
email@example.com First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir asked the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners for its support in improving security for his staff at a briefing last week. “We’re in a dangerous business,” Weir said, adding the threat seemed real enough, and close enough that there was little time to waste. He specifically cited the shooting death of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, on March 19. Weir called Clements a respected colleague and a close personal friend. The suspect in that shooting was a parolee, Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, who was later killed in a car chase and gun fight with law enforcement in Texas. “Mr. Ebel was prosecuted by my office. It was a Jefferson County Court that first put him away,” Weir said. Ebel’s long rap sheet has its start in Lakewood in 2003 with armed robbery and felony menacing according to court records. His more recent crimes have a Jef-
‘The problem is these dangerous folks also have dangerous associates, who are not in custody’ Pete Weir, First Judicial district attorney fco connection as well. In a grassy field that offers a decent view of the Jefferson County Courthouse, just a fiveminute drive away, Ebel is believed to have dumped his murder victim Nathan Collin Leon on March 17. Two days later, Ebel is also suspected of having shot and killed Clements at his Monument home. Investigators are still looking into whether the killing of Clements was an ordered assassination, or if Ebel was acting alone. Ebel was on parole at the time of the killings, and had spent the last few years in the Colorado prison system,
where he became associated with the violent 211 white supremacist gang. The possible assassinations of a district attorney and an assistant district attorney in Texas have at least raised the possibility that prison gangs have chosen to target members of the justice system who helped put them behind bars, or help keep them there. “The problem is these dangerous folks also have dangerous associates, who are not in custody,” Weir said. Weir added that local law enforcement agencies have begun making extra patrols around the houses of some of staff residences. Among Weir’s suggestions: Designated parking near a secure “County Employee’s Only” entrance, a secure shuttle bus service for DA staff, added video surveillance of the county courthouse grounds. Weir said a few other security ideas were being discussed with county staff, but would require time and money to be planned and implemented. The county sheriff’s department, which is responsible for courthouse security, is aware of the situation and has taken some steps to improve security, department Public Information Officer Jacki Kelley said. “They’re security measures, so we keep them pretty close to the vest,” Kelley said.
A Democratic-sponsored bill that would shift the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission toward a more environmentally friendly body passed the House on April 9, with no support from Republicans. An amended version of House Bill 1269 requires COGCC board members to disclose any financial ties they may have to the oil and gas industry. There also would be stricter rules regarding recusal, if it is deemed that the member has a conflict of interest. The bill also changes the board’s mission. The GOGCC now has a dual role aimed at encouraging oil and gas production, while at the same time protecting the environment. But under the bill, the duality would be tilted toward public safety and the environment. “We’re responding to what the public has concerns about,” said bill sponsor Rep. Mike Foote, DLafayette, during an April 9 House debate. “The COGCC and the (oil and gas) industry hasn’t done enough to address those concerns.” But Republicans argue that the bill would result in wasted minerals and would dictate to owners of mineral rights what they can and can’t do with their property. “We have in this state the strictest oil and gas rules in the nation,” said Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument. “This is really more about a group of people coming in and telling you what to do with your mineral rights.” Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, warned that “there will be blowback” if this bill becomes law and that the legislation is a reaction to a “hysterical” fringe. “I am very concerned that we are sending a very loud and a very clear message to the state of Colorado, that we are not just going to regulate you ... we’re going to control you,” Scott said. But Democrats say the
changes the bill proposes do not spell doom for the highly profitable oil and gas industry. “I don’t think the sky is going to fall over this bill,” said Rep. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs. The bill passed the House by a vote of 34-29, with “no” votes from Democratic Reps. Ed Vigil of Fort Garland and Cherylin Peniston of Westminster. Peniston told Colorado Community Media that she was supportive of changes made to the COGCC in 2007, at a time when she believed the “strictly oil and gas”-dominated board needed more balance. However, she doesn’t see that as being the case this time around. “I felt it took away the dual mission, which is to protect public safety and to encourage production of oil and gas in Colorado,” Peniston said of House Bill 1269. “Really, the role now for this commission will be to look out for environmental issues, first.” Peniston also said board members are professional and that they “already do a good job of recusing themselves” when conflicts of interest exist. The bill that passed April 9 was scaled down from its original version, which would have prohibited oil and gas industry representatives from serving on the board whatsoever. The bill now heads to the Senate. It’s unknown at this time whether Gov. John Hickenlooper — a pro-fracking Democrat — will sign or veto the legislation, if it gets to him.
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Sign language speaks of community Nadelle Payne, a high school teacher of American Sign Language, can go all day without talking to someone other than her students. She is deaf. “I can pass people in the hall and say `Hi,’” she says through an interpreter. “But not a conversation.” So, on a recent Saturday, she and about 25 other deaf women and men, including high school and college students studying ASL, gathered at a Starbucks in Highlands Ranch to talk. The conversations — lively, graceful, expressive — continued for hours. Fingers moved swiftly. Arms glided, up and down, back and forth. Emotion danced across animated faces. All of it, together, words without sound spinning eloquent stories, woven in a warmth born of shared community. “To immerse ourselves in our own language” is a gift, a reprieve from the isolation that comes with being deaf, Payne says. “Hearing people can talk every day, on the phone … all the time. We talk when we have someone to sign with.” The monthly Starbucks gathering is one of many in the area designed to nurture connection and fellowship among a populace defined by its unique communication and culture. There are deaf social chats at restaurants in Boulder and Castle Rock, silent bowling nights at an alley in Lone Tree, festivals and ASL performances at Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf in Lakewood, an ASL haunted house night during Halloween, a deaf social chat in Superior, a meeting for deaf senior citizens in Denver. “It is like you are going to deaf Mecca where there are all deaf native signers,” says Michelle Stricklen, an ASL instructor at Front Range Community College who is deaf. “It is,” she says in an email, “phenom-
enal to me.” Pam Meadows, a Castle Rock resident and California transplant who has been deaf since birth, started the monthly socials at the Highlands Ranch Starbucks about 2½ years ago. “We come here to socialize,” she says through her friend Dawn Davies, a Littleton schools counselor who is not deaf and is interpreting. “But it also helps ASL students so they can experience what deaf people are like.” Davies, who began learning to sign in first grade, attends many of these events to visit with friends. But as a school counselor she also helps introduce first-timers, particularly students, to the group. “I like to help bridge the gap a little bit.” A handful of high school students from Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch are here this day. It is their second visit. They come to practice signing, but they’ve picked up on some other aspects of deaf culture, too. “They’re really close,” Shawna Doughten says. “You can talk across the room,” Makayla Elms says with a smile. “They’re not different,” Paige Luke says. “Other people think they’re handicapped, but they’re not.” The three teens, along with Kayla Hendrickson from Castle Rock, have fallen in love with the language. “It’s just so expressive,” Hendrickson says. “I love how it’s really metaphoric … how you can kind of get creative with it.”
“When you’re describing stuff, you’re supposed to try to create a picture,” Elms says. “You use a lot of motion,” Luke says. The language is actually more straightforward, points out Jazelle Edwards, 9, here with her mother, who is deaf. She is not, though. “You don’t have to say the little words,” such as “and” and “the.” “Sign language is so much fun to talk,” says Clay Amos, who with his fiancee Ivy Oswald recently moved from Pennsylvania. They’ve come to meet new people. Although both are deaf, Amos can lip read and speak; Oswald has a cochlear implant, which allows her to hear, and she can speak. “It’s feelings,” Amos says about signing. “It makes you laugh.” “It is,” Oswald says with a smile, “theatrical.” And just like a spoken language, it has tones and accents, the students say. “People have tones with their voice,” Hendrickson says. “You kind of have a tone of your sign. Everyone signs differently.” George Veditz, former president of the National Association of the Deaf, said this about sign language in 1913: “It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.” And it is beautiful. To watch people sign is to watch stories unfold like the lyrical melody of a song. You can sense the happiness, the sadness, the excitement, the disappointment — even when you don’t know what the signs mean. But that inability to understand often creates discomfort among those who can’t communicate back, similar to being in a country whose language is not your own. “Many people are intimidated by us,” Payne acknowledges. “It takes a lot of effort for hearing people to communicate” with those who can’t hear.
45,223 people are deaf 386,905 are hard of hearing 93 percent of deaf children are born into hearing families
One in three people know someone who is
deaf or hard of hearing Source: Colorado Coalition for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, based on the 2009 Colorado census
Stricklen tells the story of asking a flight attendant for a menu and being given one in Braille. “I told her, `No, I just need regular.’ Am I blind?” At the other end of the spectrum, Payne says, “we are afraid we will be misunderstood.” The key, as with anyone who doesn’t know your language, is to try. “We like having friends,” Payne says. “We like it when people make an effort to try and communicate.” On this day, around the tables in the coffee shop, the barriers are down. Two women stand by the door, lost in conversation, eyes focused on each other’s signs. Next to them, Makayla Elms and Paige Luke are signing with little Jazelle and her older brother. Nearby, Payne, Davies and Meadows are in deep conversation with a group clustered in chairs. And at the tall table across the way is Oswald, hands moving, fingers working, animated as she and Amos sign with new friends. A peacefulness of sorts quietly connects them all. They are, in a sense, home. Watch, and listen carefully. The silence speaks loudly. Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.
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News hub closing down Longtime Westy store to close at the end of the month
By Ashley Reimers
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firstname.lastname@example.org It’s been 28 years since Bill Heasty bought his first Newsland store. And now, sadly, he will be closing his fifth and final store in Westminster. By the end of this month, Newsland will be no more. In 1985, Heasty bought an existing Newsland store, which specializes in magazines, newspapers and books, in Aurora. Three years later, he opened the Westminster store followed by three others in the Denver-metro area. At that time, business was booming with a total of 1,500 customers coming in a day at all five stores, 350 customers a day at the Westminster location alone. “We were seeing 20 customers an hour at the Westminster store,” he said. But after interest in the Internet started to grow in the mid-1990s, Heasty said that’s when he started to see a change. He said people started spending their time messing with electronic devices, rather than reading magazines. “It’s how people choose to spend their time, and they do it by using electronic devices and that started to take over everything,” he said. “People get these smart phones and they spend hours learning how to use them and they end up not having any free time to do anything else other than playing with them.” Over the years Heasty was forced to close each store one-by-one because he didn’t have the money or the time to invest in each one. He closed his biggest store in Aurora four-and-a-
Free child safety class offered to the public
Bill Heasty will close the doors of his last Newsland store in Westminster after 40 years of business on April 30. Photo by Ashley Reimers half years ago. He said even by closing his other stores and other book stores closing, like Borders, he still never saw a difference in sales or revenue. “Every time something happened that I thought would make a positive difference, I didn’t see anything,” he said. Heasty’s decision so purchase a Newsland was simple — he was a lover of newspapers. He said he grew up with both parents always reading a newspaper. So in turn, he became a newspaper reader. He says he loves knowledge he gains from reading. “Newsland is a place of knowledge. It’s a place where people can talk about things, what’s right and what’ wrong,” he said. “It’s a place people want to go to, not a place that they
have to go to like the gas station or the grocery store.” Although it’s sad to think a longtime Westminster business is closing, Heasty doesn’t look at it like that. He said he’s enjoyed every day at work and the interesting people he’s met along the way. But he has tons of retirement plans come May 1. He won’t be taking it easy, he’ll be busy riding his mountain bike and hitting the slopes. “My wife and I love to camp and go hiking. I love to play sports and I love to ski,” he said. “I’ll have a lot to do after this place closes. But I will miss the people and the access to the product.” Newsland, at 9295 Federal Blvd. in Westminster, will close on April 30. All products are discounted leading up to the closure.
Javier Lozano Jr., owner of The Dojo of Karate in Westminster is offering a free child safety class. The third-degree black belt and world champion hopes to empower the community after the loss of Jessica Ridgeway, the 10-year old girl kidnapped and killed last October in Westminster. “What happened to Jessica really affected everybody,” he said. “I wanted to wait a while before I did anything, but now I really want to educate people to make the right decision those sorts of situations.” The class is from 6:15-7 p.m. on April 19 at the Lozano’s studio, 12910 Zuni St. No. 200. Lozano said the class is a great opportunity for children to gain knowl-
edge in the importance of staying safe, being aware of their surroundings and learning very easy and effective self-defense skills. Children will also learn safety tips when staying home alone. “Some of the self-defense skills will be basic hits and punches,” he said. “But another focus will be how to prevent being bullied and teaching kids how to make the right decision when faced with a bullying situation or a dangerous situation.” Others skills to be taught during the class are potential dangers from adults or strangers children may or may not know, how not to bully others and escaping certain grabs or holds from an attacker. People can sign up by visiting www. thedojoofkarate.com. Preregistration is encouraged because space is limited.
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A place of your OWN
On right, Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group, discusses the pros and cons of a home in Westminster with first-time home buyer Aisha Jackson. Aisha and her husband Jelliffe Jackson are looking for their first home in the north metro area. Photo by Ashley Reimers
Competition gets tight for home buyers By Ashley Reimers
or people in search of a new home, the race is on. Nowadays homes up for sale are going under contract within one to two days, forcing buyers to be quick on their toes. “Since January the market has flipped from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market,” said Betsy Moser, broker and owner of Metro Brokers and Moser Real Estate Group in Westminster. “Houses are going at full
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price in just one or two days.” Moser said buyers are continuing to take advantage of available low interest rates, but the problem is lack of inventory. She said inventory is down 46 percent compared to last year at this time, and sellers are
seeing multiple offers. “My last four listings went under contract in just four days,” Moser said. “We are running around like crazy — people trying to put in offers as quickly as possible because the seller may or may not accept the offer because other people are out there trying to buy the same home.” Moser said one reason for the change in market control is the fact that people trying to sell their homes are holding back because they feel they won’t make any money on their homes. This hesitancy is a factor in the lack of inventory. But Moser said people trying to sell their home should take the
chance and put their house on the market because there are people out there looking to buy. Two of those people are first-time home buyers Aisha and Jelliffe Jackson who are on a serious look-out for a new home in the north metro area. The couple began their search six months ago but then took a break. Now they are on the prowl for a home with help from Moser. “We are looking for something different and unique,” Aisha said. “We would like a big yard because we have two dogs and a master bedroom that can be a retreat. A finished basement would be icing on the cake, but it’s not a deal-
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breaker.” Jelliffe said he hopes to be in a home by the end of the month, making the search for the right home imperative. With both of their families far way, Aisha said guidance from Moser has been a huge help. “It’s good to have somebody who knows the area and has knowledge of the real estate market,” she said. “Normally we would have relied on our parents for this information, so it’s been helpful to have Betsy.” Moser said pre-qualification is the first important step in buying a home. She said without it, she can’t even put in an Home continues on Page 5
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JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Party pays off
Party for Parks on April 5 at Red Rocks Visitor Center raised a net total of $80,000 to date for programs that connect children and families to nature. The event celebrated the triple anniversary of three organizations that protect land, conserve natural resources and promote recreation: Great Outdoors Colorado, Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS), and Denver Mountain Parks. Combined, the organizations have helped preserve more than 62,000 acres of public land in Jefferson County. The celebration benefited the Jeffco Outdoors Foundation, a nonprofit formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.
is Old is New: Embracing Our Agricultural Past While Shaping a Sustainable Future.” Jefferson County Historical Commission Chair Rose Lewis and Wheat Ridge Mayor Jerry DiTullio will welcome guests at 9 a.m. Gerhard Petri, AIA, and Jessica Reske, AIA, from Slaterpaull Architects, Inc. will follow with their keynote speech on “Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the Fruitdale School.” For a complete agenda, visit http://jeffco.us/planning/planning_T59_R47. htm and click the “Flyer, Registration Form and Area Map” link. Reservations are required and lunch is $10. For more information or to RSVP, contact: Dennis Dempsey at 303-271-8734 or email@example.com.
Historic Preservation Symposium
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Jefferson County Historical Commission and the city of Wheat Ridge play host to the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave. in Wheat Ridge. The event is titled “What
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offer to a home. Moser suggests buyers speak with a lender before even beginning the process of buying a home. Both Aisha and Jelliffe agree. “My biggest tip is to secure the financing before you even start, and once you do, start looking right away,” Aisha said. “The market is in such a place where one day a house was there and literally by that evening it wasn’t.” Darlene Franklin is a licensed mortgage loan originator for America’s Mortgage out of Broomfield. When working with potential home buyers, Franklin said she looks at three mains parts for pre-approval: credit, income debt or income ratio and assets or a down payment amount. “We are looking at pay statements, where a person has worked, their income amount and, of course,
provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. Sheriff’s representatives will be set up at two dropoff locations in the county on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The locations are: Dakota Ridge High School - 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton (west parking lot) Evergreen Fire Rescue - 1802 Bergen Pkwy., Evergreen Prescription and overthe-counter solid dosage medications, (tablets and capsules) are accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables, needles and oxygen containers will not be accepted. Neither will illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine. Prescriptions should be removed from the original containers and placed in plastic bags prior to drop off. Other drop off locations
On Saturday, April 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be joining law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. The DEA’s National Prescription Take-Back Day
their credit score,” she said. “All three parts have to be in line before we can give a loan to a person.” Franklin said in the past, the lending industry was not as strict when it came to documentation. But now every document is verified and everyone is treated equally, even if that person has a credit score of 640, she added. “People say it’s hard to qualify, but I don’t think that way,” she said. “The guidelines have always been there, but now the guidelines are actually being followed instead of steps being skipped.” Franklin said even though lenders are taking a closer look in terms of prequalification, she encourages people who may think they won’t qualify to take a chance. Many times people don’t think they have good enough credit, or don’t make enough money to buy a home but are wrong, she added. “I love helping people
SCFD board appointments
New board members to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) have been announced. Among them is Rob Johnson, appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners to represent the county. Johnson is the coowner of Wilson/Johnson Creative graphic design firm and photography studio. He is a Colorado native and graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado. Previously, Mr. Johnson served on the Jefferson County Cultural County from 2007-2012, including several years as co-chair and chair. Governor John Hickenlooper has appointed Elaine Torres, the Community Affairs Director at CBS4. Douglas County Commissioners appointed Kathryn Spuhler, currently the SCFD chair, to a second term. The SCFD was votercreated in 1988, “to provide for the enlightenment, entertainment, and education of the public.” More information is available at www.scfd.org.
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April 19, 2013
Killing may derail bail-bond measure
WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS
Death of corrections chief could be game-changer
Theft: A 54-year-old Denver man was arrested April 4 after trying to steal merchandise from Safeway at 7353 Federal Blvd. When the man left the store without paying for items valued at $37.41, he started to drive away when he noticed an employee taking his license plate number. At that time, the man parked his car and took the stolen groceries back inside, telling the employee that he didn’t mean to leave without paying. He was issued a summons and released.
By Vic Vela
firstname.lastname@example.org The circumstances surrounding the recent slaying of Colorado’s prisons chief is causing Republican state lawmakers to have second thoughts on a bill that seeks to change how bail bond violators are punished. House Bill 1242, a Democratic-sponsored bill that would repeal the mandatory sentencing structure of bail bond violations, had GOP support just last month. That was then. This is now. The bill’s fate is up in the air now that Republicans — some of whom voted for the legislation following a recent legislative committee hearing — are voicing opposition to the measure, causing Democratic leadership to yank the bill from being voted on last week. The bill, which is being sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, would give judges and prosecutors discretion in how they punish people who violate their release conditions while they are out on bond for a criminal charge. Currently, if a person violates conditions of bond for any reason — be it for the commission of a new crime or simply arriving late to a court hearing — he or she faces a mandatory one-year jail term, if their underlying charge is a felony. A bail bond violation for an underlying misdemeanor offense carries with it a mandatory six-month jail sentence. Pettersen believes that not all bond viola-
Second-degree burglary: An officer was dispatched April 4 to the 10700 block of West 104th Avenue in reference to an overnight burglary at a residence. A woman told the officer that someone had entered her garage after it had been left open all night and went through her purse located inside her car. The keys were still in the ignition and all credit cards and identification were accounted for. However, a wedding band valued at $2,000 and a necklace and anklet valued at $150 were gone. There is no suspect information Theft: A 31-year-old Westminster man reported April 2 that someone stole an orange and white tow dolly valued at $600 from his driveway in the 3500 block of 76th Avenue. There is no suspect information.
tions should carry equal punishment. “The bill leaves it up to judicial discretion to look at the circumstance, versus having a mandatory sentence,” Pettersen recently told Colorado Community Media. “If it’s somebody who can’t make it to court, versus somebody looking to flee, the judge can take that into account.”
Slaying casts shadow
The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 10-0 bipartisan vote, following a March 26 hearing. It then passed the Appropriations Committee on April 9. But Republicans now cite parole-related missteps involving the man who allegedly murdered Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements last month, as a key reason behind their change of heart. Clements was killed in his Monument home on March 19, allegedly by Evan Ebel — who died in a shootout with authorities in Texas days after Clements’ death. Ebel, who had a long criminal history, was out on parole at the time of the killing. But it turned out that he had removed his ankle monitoring device while on parole, and that DOC did not become aware of the tampering until days after the fact. Though Pettersen’s bill has nothing to do with DOC monitoring, Republicans see the legislation as akin to having more criminals on the streets, when they don’t have to be. “I suspect there is an increased focus on these types of issues and these types of bills since we learned of the various failings in the DOC system, with regard to the Clements murder,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-High-
lands Ranch. “And I do think that, for a lot of members, that did change their perspective.” Each of the four Republican House members who voted for the bill in committee are now either expressing concerns about the bill, or plan to change their votes: Polly Lawrence of Littleton, Bob Gardner of Colorado Springs, Jared Wright of Fruita and Carole Murray of Castle Rock. But Pettersen points out that Clements’ death occurred before the March 26 committee hearing, and that her bill has nothing to do with allowing criminals to get a free walk whenever they violate their bail conditions. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t expect everyone to be in court when they’re supposed to be,” she said. “You can still do the max. It doesn’t take that option away.” House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel, said she still hopes to get the bill through, in spite of what she thinks are Republican behind-the-scenes games aimed at killing the legislation. “We’re having some difficulty on the (House) floor, which we’re having a hard time figuring out,” she said of Republican opposition. “Maybe its gotcha, I don’t know. I hope that after all the tomfoolery we’ll be able to pass a good bill.” But McNulty said Democrats should look at themselves in the mirror to find out why the bill is being stalled. “For them to say that’s on us, they either don’t recognize that they’re in the majority, or they have other issues on their side that they’re using as an excuse as they try to get out of it,” he said. The bill had yet to be voted on by press time on April 15.
Jeffco Mental Health celebrates 55 years
Battery: A fight broke out March 31 between three Longmont women at Club Level Sports Bar at 1885 W. 120th Ave. A police officer was working an off-duty assignment at the bar when the incident occurred. One of the women was taken to St. Anthony Pavilions for medical treatment to a cut on the side of her head. The other two women were issued summonses and later released.
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email@example.com Jefferson Center for Mental Health is celebrating its 55th anniversary by honoring the people who make the work it does possible, and the anniversary of a piece of legislation that helped create the Center. The 55th Anniversary “Emerald Celebration” will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. “It should be a really fun event,” said Harriet Hall, CEO at Jefferson Center for
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Mental Health. “We have an anniversary fundraiser every year, but every five years we do a big one and take a look back at our history.” Dinner will be served at the event, there will be a silent auction, and CBS4’s Ed Greene will emcee the evening. “This is a big thank you to the community for helping us provide the services we do,” said Jeanne Oliver, vice president of marketing and development. “The response we’ve received from local businesses and organizations is great - we’re expecting around 400 people to attend.” Rita Schnidt and David Myers will be the guests of honor. Both are being recognized for their years of working with the Center to provide men-
tal health care to those is need. “We have a program that will honor both Rita and Dave for all the differences they’ve made in the community,” said Oliver. Hall said this year is significant because it is the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act (CMHA) — one of the last pieces of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed before his assassination. The CMHA was created to provide for community-based care, rather than institutionalization. It gave grants to states for the establishment of local mental health centers, under the overview of the National Institute of Mental Health. For more information and tickets visit www.jcmh.org or contact Jill Kary at 303432-5144.
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University and helped host a youth job fair. “That is our mission, that students are workforce ready. The business community understands that need and have been very willing to help,” Wright said. Getting those two things together — educators and business community resources — is a primary focus for Annie Mosbacher, the JCBEA Program Director. She said one of the new organization’s key roles will be in serving as a “one-stop shop” nexus for all education and business resources in the county. “We want to create a better, more skilled work force,” Mosbacher said, adding that educators and students have been happy to receive real-world input. “It’s really an investment for the future, because something like 80 percent of young people who receive educations here, stay here.” At Red Rocks Community College, the JCBEA has already helped match local business leaders with students enrolled in Donna Armelino’s entrepreneur class, with what she calls “phenomenal results.” Initial funding for the JCBEA came largely from the Jefferson County Workforce Center, which runs out in June. To sustain the program Mosbacher said she hopes to gain 501c3 status and use a combination of private business sponsorship, fundraising, and public funding to sustain the program. In future years, the plan for JCBEA includes an awards banquet, regular job skill boot camps, teacher training courses, and expanded mentoring and job shadowing opportunities.
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Apartments/townhomes approved near Orchard Town Center On April 9, the Westminster planning commission approved the development of a for-rent, multi-family development on approximately 28 acres on the northeast corner of Huron Street and 148th Avenue. The development, called McWhinney Apartments, will consist of 356 apartments and 38 townhomes. A waiting list will be available at Arbour Commons (southeast corner of 148th Avenue and Orchard Parkway) during construction and pre-leasing is anticipated to begin late summer. The first apartment homes are anticipated for move-in starting January 2014.
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Even a growth industry must have borders The work of both a task force and a committee is done, and now the business of drawing up rules to implement Amendment 64 is in the hands of the Colorado General Assembly. With less than a month left in the 2013 session, the Legislature will need to hustle on the matter of recreational marijuana. As lawmakers debate the merits of the recommendations they’ve been handed, one issue that will come up is how to deal with pot tourism. Already, a company promising cannabis-related vacations has sprouted in Denver, with April 20 — also known endearingly by many marijuanasmokers as “4/20” — being its first big push. It seems unlikely the Legislature would
OUR VIEW altogether ban out-of-state folks from purchasing pot. Doing so would be against the advice of the Amendment 64 Task Force and would cost the state a potentially large source of revenue. But there could be limits imposed, perhaps below the threshold of those facing residents, on how much marijuana visitors could legally procure. And, certainly, the law would require them to smoke or otherwise partake here in the Centennial State.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Should companies that outsource jobs face restrictions? As the state Legislature considers the Keep Jobs in Colorado Act, which would place penalties for contractors who outsource work on state-funded projects, we asked local residents in Northglenn what they thought about the proposed restrictions.
“I do not believe that companies should face tougher restrictions for outsourcing in-state jobs. I think it’s the state’s responsibility to find whatever means that they need in order to fund or to save money on these contracts. Money will ultimately be reinvested in the cities anyway because those companies are going to be spending money locally.” — Brian Wones, Thornton
“I think what’s important is that we fund the state’s funds in an intelligent way and choose the appropriate people to do the job. You’d want the job done right, so it’s important that you hire the correct companies and people to do the job right the first time, so you don’t have to spend money in the future. In that case, you could potentially save money on your budget, if you get better people for cheaper that may not be from this state.” — Shyla LeVasseur, Thornton
“I would hope state money would be cycled back into the local economy.” — Mike Robinson, Thornton
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Amid myriad gray areas, at least one thing is black and white: What’s smoked in Colorado must stay in Colorado. We’re not endorsing use of marijuana in any way, but if you choose to use, remember that you are breaking the law if you take it outside state lines. Kansas, for one, has been a nervous neighbor since Amendment 64’s passage in November. Last month, Kansas’ appeals court ruled it is illegal to possess pot even if it was legally purchased in another state. (For that matter, possession is still in violation of federal law, but that’s a larger matter for another day.) Earlier this month, a Colorado woman was arrested in Salina, Kan., on charges of marijuana possession. She had nearly 4
pounds of pot, police say. While that amount would have been against the law even in Colorado — where residents may legally possess up to 1 ounce for recreational purposes or up to 2 ounces for medicinal reasons — it does shine a light on a problem. A commander with a Kansas drug task force told reporters Colorado pot is increasingly becoming a concern in his state. Like it or not, Colorado may be well on its way to becoming known as a destination spot for pot enthusiasts. But developing a reputation among neighboring states as a source of contraband is unacceptable. Our state’s legislators, law enforcement agencies and residents should work to nip this problem in the bud.
A sad fiscal tale is told Congressional leadership is often an oxymoron especially when tough decisions are needed. Fiscal reality seems to be mutually exclusive in Congress these days. Right when we need leadership and vision to help pull our federal government toward less debt and lower spending, weak kneed decisions permeate Congress and the president. Two clear examples are provided from last week’s action 1) on the U.S. Postal Services proposal to halt Saturday mail deliveries and 2) reactions to President Obama’s proposed budget for 2013-14.
Head in the sand
The elimination of Saturday deliveries by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) became a fatality with Congress refusing to pass legislation to lift the longtime ban on fiveday-only delivery. With the USPS bleeding red ink in the billions of dollars, its board of directors had made the Saturday delivery the cornerstone to turn USPS around financially. Instead, the majority of Congress said to maintain the status quo with Saturday deliveries. And with that decision, Congress stuck its head in the sand. Of course a decision to eliminate such deliveries is an unpopular decision with rural community voters, businesses and especially the postal union. But polling showed that Americans get it and supported the tough decision. Now, USPS will continue to bleed billions of dollars with their deficit spending going deeper and deeper. Ultimately, Congress will have to use tax money to keep USPS afloat. Why is it that common business decisions either elude Congress or they don’t have the guts to make necessary tough decisions?
A modicum of reform
Also this past week, the president unveiled his 2013-14 proposed budget. Although it was almost two months late in coming, at least we have something to debate for better or worse. However, already members of his own Democratic Party are wringing their hands and saying “don’t touch Medicare or Social
Security” and “you cannot be a good Democrat and cut Social Security.” To President Obama’s credit, his budget included a modicum of reduction to these two non-discretionary programs, but they are far from being meaningful or substantive. Over the coming decade, Obama is proposing cutting $400 billion from health care programs like Medicare. It includes cuts in payments to drug companies and higher Medicare premiums for people who are better off financially. Hurray, finally someone is acknowledging that health care reductions/reform is overdue!
Only window dressing
While his Social Security reform sounds good on the surface, it does very little in the way of fiscal substance. The president has coined a new term to calculate Social Security payments. “Chained CPI” is a change in the way inflation is calculated. It reduces Social Security payments by a quarter of a penny on the dollar — a $2,000 check would be reduced a whopping $5. And as expected, his budget plan is predicated on increased taxes of $580 billion over the next 10 years. It is important to note that his $3.8 trillion budget produces a projected $744 billion deficit at the end of the new fiscal year to be added to existing debt. That is clearly not the right direction to be heading given the existing tremendous debt we already carry. Bill Christopher is former city manager of Westminster and used to represent District J on the RTD board of directors.
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What a week! Our parish priest n summed it all up when he said the here negative news is running roughshod unceover the good news. nces a A pox on North Korea h We haven’t even come to terms
with Afghanistan and here we are, the good ‘ol USA, about to play war with the kid of 28 years old talking tough on about a nuclear war with us. Somea- one should have pushed him over op- that three-story edge of the building ates where he was “receiving the troops”. able. Why does the USA always have to ment be the one to work out a truce? It’s nip time, at least it is for me, to say shoot that missile down and take the Korea government office along for the ride. This whole mess calls for high level diplomacy. Where is Hillary when we need her? John Kerry just can’t cut it. It took a Colorado U.S. Rep, Doug Lamborn to disclose to the Defense
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Intelligence Agency that North Korea may well have a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. If Lamborn could ferret out that sobering news, who else had to know this information. It certainly made me have a lot less confidence in our defense agency staff. And now that we have the information what are we going to do about it? I’ve never cared much for ultra conservative Lamborn but I must say he’s garnered new respect from me. And now that the bad and the ugly are out there, what are we citizens to
“I can’t take you with me to Heaven if you don’t quit lying!” Overheard at Westy’s café P.S. Judge Chris Melanakis, when sentencing Donald Scarlett to 42 years for beating a toddler to death, said Adams County Social Services should be put in front of a grand jury to find out if they are guilty of criminal neglect for not keeping the baby safe. Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned. Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Cut the fat, not the muscle In the March 22 issue, there was an article on “Sequestration Socks Jeffco.” Terrible things will happen to disabled (me), poor, military,seniors (me), homeless will be penalized. Just who could do such things? Way back when Congress and the president discussed the budget the president offered to Congress in 2011 the sequester solution to avoid further discussion. The Republicans took the offer and the president signed it. It asks for 2 percent cuts on spending increases across the board, domestic and military. For example, if the scheduled
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tures. According to the petition, Hudak “has blatantly disregarded her oath, infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado.” Recently Hudak voted to pass House Bills 1224 and 1229. HB 1224 limited the number of rounds allowed in a magazine, while 1229 expanded background checks for gun buyers. Evans said the committee and the people at the kick-off event are not a bunch of angry, crazy gun owners, they are people of Colorado who want to stand up and have representatives actually represent them. “We are just exercising our American right to be here,” she said. “I am confident that we will have well over 25,000 signatures.” Hudak said she is aware of the recall petition. “I am aware of the petition, but it will not impact my continued advocacy for women, children, and school funding during this session,” she said.
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By Ashley Reimers
Council unanimously authorized the city manager to execute a contract with Kelly Electrical Inc. in the amount of $100,656 for the electrical conversion of the Westminster Promenade light towers to Light Emitting Diodes, LED, and authorize a 10-percent contingency in the amount of $10,065, for a total expenditure not to exceed $110,721. The eight light towers
are signature features of the Promenade East and provide both a visual effect and historical information at the column bases.
IGA approved with CDOT for traffic signal maintenance
Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 14 authorizing the city manager to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation regarding traffic signal maintenance for a five-year period. In March 2008, city council authorized the execution of a five year agreement with CDOT that allowed the City to maintain a total of eleven traffic signals on the State Highway System. The City of Westminster desires to continue with the maintenance of traffic sig-
nals on Sheridan Boulevard from 70th Avenue to the interchange at US 36. The estimated cost of the maintenance of these signals is paid by CDOT.
Contracts approved for sale items at city golf courses
Council unanimously approved 2013 expenditure contracts to the following vendors: Titleist, not to exceed $70,000, Nike U.S.A. Golf Division not to exceed $70,000, and Oakley not to exceed $75,000 for the purchase of routine commodities that are provided for sale at the city’s two golf course pro shops and driving ranges. The next council meeting is 7 p.m. April 8 at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster. — Compiled by Ashley Reimers
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Tips help cut water use By Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association firstname.lastname@example.org With spring snowstorms followed by 60-degree days, you know it’s time to start thinking about getting outside and into the garden. This winter has been a tricky one and by now we’ve all heard the word — drought — but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the trowel. Whether you’re into turf, trees, shrubs, flowers or edibles, following a few key principles can help yield a beautiful, bountiful landscape using less water. Even the most experienced gardeners often confuse xeriscapes with zeroscapes. Zeroscapes imply no landscape and that’s a very bad thing for everyone. Beautiful landscaping does more than just look pretty, it also increases property values, reduces energy consumption, produces oxygen and even absorbs carbon dioxide. So what is xeriscape? Xeriscape is actually a set of planting principles that can help you create attractive, sustainable, and
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water-efficient landscapes using these seven basic and sound horticultural practices. • Plan and design landscaping comprehensively. • Evaluate soil and improve if necessary. Amending soil increases water retention. • Create practical turf areas. The front lawns of eight houses have the cooling effect of about 70 tons of air conditioning. • Select plants with similar needs and group them accordingly in the landscape. • Water efficiently with a properly designed irrigation system. • Use organic mulches to reduce surface evaporation of water and minimize weeds. • Practice appropriate landscape maintenance. Remember, even in drought years, landscaping can add as much as 15 percent to the resale value of your home. So dust off your gloves, put these principles to work and see for yourself that a beautiful, healthy landscape and water-wise conservation can in fact live in harmony. Visit plantsomethingco.org for more information and expert tips throughout the season. These upright, drought tolerant beauties bloom in light to dark eye-catching shades of blues and purple from May through frost. Salvia thrives in hot spots and requires very little care. They are a wonderful companion for Daisies, Lillies, silver Artemisias (very showy), and Penstemon varieties. Water these plants at the base, not the leaves, to keep them bright and upright. Submitted by Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association
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11202 W. Jewel Ave. Lakewood April 19th and 20th Friday 8-4, Sat 8-3 Furniture, Tools, Household items, Clothing, Misc
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01. 1994 Gold Honda Accord – VIN# 029778 02. 2004 Black Infinity VIN# 307954 03. 1970 Gray Chevy Impala VIN# 165811 04. 2002 White Acura 3.2 TL-S – VIN# 007753 05. 1984 Blue Chevy Monte Carlo -VIN# 159587 06. 1990 Blue Ford F150 PK – VIN# A49990 07. 2006 White E250 Ford Van –VIN# A05481 08. 1998 Red VW Jetta – VIN# 282588
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Impressions of an impressionist Works of Edgar Degas come to Golden By Clarke Reader
hen people hear the term “impressionist art” many may think of the vivid lily ponds of Claude Monet or the still lives of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, but the drawings and painting of Edgar Degas were just as crucial to the movement. The Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth St. in Golden, is hosting Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist: Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle, which showcases some
Edgar Degas, Mary Cassat at the Louvre — The Paintings Gallery, c. 1879-80
of Degas’ sketches, photos and other works. The exhibit will be on display through June 30, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We are honored to provide an opportunity for visitors to experience Degas, one of the fathers of Impressionism, with these beautiful and thought-provoking works,” said Executive Director, Reilly Sanborn. “We anticipate we will once again have a recordbreaking number of visitors, from across the state and beyond, in our galleries.” All the works on display — including works by Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, JeanLéon Gérôme, Jean-August-Dominique Ingres, Gustav Moreau and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, who were all members of the Impressionist movement — come from the collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, a private collector from San Francisco. Johnson was a museum curator for 32 years, and started collecting works by Degas during that period. “This collection is really comes from three things — desire, circumstance and luck,” he said. “The desire is that I became such a fan of Degas as a student.” The circumstance that allowed Johnson to build his collection is the fact that Degas sold only works that he had to, and held on to as many of his own works as possible. When he died in 1917 his executors had to hold four estate sales to sell all his works. What this means for an art collector like Johnson is that while his famous works are out of the normal person’s price range, many of these less known works and early versions can be purchased for a more reasonable price. “I collected against the market — so many people were after his ballerina works, but I focused on sketches, portraits and figure studies,” he said. The luck that helped Johnson was the connections he’d made in the art dealer world that allowed him to purchase many of these works. Johnson said that people coming to the exhibit to see Degas’ most famous works will not find them, but will instead get a glimpse into who he was as a personality and an individual. Through the drawings, prints and photographs — including his early sketches
Wende Curtis, owner of Comedy Works in LoDo and south in the Landmark development, is peddling a six-minute “sizzle reel” for a reality TV series about her crazy Comedy Works world. “The working title is called ‘Comedy Works’,” said Curtis, who wouldn’t divulge where or to whom she’s pitching the pilot project. “The principal characters are me, Lucy (her four-legged child), Jeff, our GM of the south club, and an assistant who is a sexy little 20-something who wants to break into comedy. “There are a few more (characters) slated to be introduced early on, but there’s only so much to get across in six minutes! We’ve gotten some strong feedback from the business; now let’s see if we can sell it.” Curtis said her motivation for exploring the reality TV possibilities was primarily financial. “Money inspired me ... to get out from underneath my debt faster!” she said.
Want to show former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter what you would do if you had a hammer? Would you hammer in the morning? Hammer in the evening? All over this land? A few lucky folks will be chosen to work alongside the Carters during the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver from Oct. 6 through 11. This is the 30th anniversary of the presidential Habitat for Humanity event, and Denver is one of three cities in the U.S. getting the special project. Volunteers will build 11 new townhomes and repair up to 15 existing homes in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. For more information, visit www.habitatmetrodenver.org.
Edgar Degas and William Thornley, La Chanteuse, c. 1888-89 of works on display at the Louvre — visitors will really get a sense of his evolution and style. Johnson said that sharing the works he’s collected is part of his duty as a collector — he sees himself as a custodian of the work. “I think I’m doing right by Degas by having his works out and appreciated by the public,” he said. “It’s springtime in the Rockies, and Edgar Degas is in Golden - you can’t make that any better.” For more information on the exhibit, call 303-279-3922 or visit www.foothillsartcenter. org.
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When the creative team behind the musical interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Sense & Sensibility” first presented their idea to Tony-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge, she thought they were kidding. How could Austen’s iconic 1811 work of romantic fiction possibly translate into a piece for musical theater? But the team convinced Milgrom Dodge, who fell in love with the formidable project. The result made its world premiere April 5 in Denver Center’s Stage Theatre. The result is a whimsical romp through the lives and loves of the Dashwood sisters, who go from riches to rags after the death of their father. The sisters and their mother move to Barton Cottage in Devonshire, near the home of her cousin, Sir John Middleton. It’s at Barton where a series of tangled romances finally straighten themselves out. The exciting production values include sets that slide on and off stage or emerge from below or descend into trap doors. “Sense & Sensibility the Musical” runs through May 26. Tickets: 303-893-4100 or www.denvercenter.org.
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Here’s what the story said: “Denver International Airport’s iconic peaked fiberglass roof is meant to resemble the Rocky Mountains. Interior details throughout the airport have sparked numerous conspiracy theories — everything from supposed Templar markings in the floors to the theory that the airport serves as the secret headquarters for the Illuminati.” For more of the story, plus recommended Denver sights worth seeing, go to www.usatoday.com/story/travel/ flights/2013/04/07/worlds-most-beautifulairports/2056899/.
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Those of you who’ve been around the Denver dining scene since the 1990s might remember Michael’s, a former fine dining spot at 2710 E. Third Ave. that lasted until 2000 when chef/owner Michael Shiell sold the place and relocated to The Big Apple. After a chef stint there, he headed to the other coast as a restaurant consultant in California. But he longed to get back to his chef self, and to again own his own restaurant. Shiell got his wish when Lime owners Curt Sims and Pam Savage decided to leave Larimer Square and set up shop in the Denver Pavilions. Shiell leased the below-ground level space in a Larimer Square courtyard (near Bistro Vendome), and will open Milk & Honey Bar Kitchen (he hopes) in August. “We chose the old Lime spot because
... well ... it’s Larimer Square, and I always love those tucked-away little gems personally when I go out,” Shiell said. He was particularly attracted to the large belowground patio, which he plans to decorate with numerous flowers and plants similar to his Bistro Vendome neighbor. The “contemporary American” cuisine includes appetizers such as yellow fin tuna tartar, roast hen and foie gras terrine, rabbit rilette and honey-soy lacquered pork belly. Entrée selections vary from butterpoached halibut, roast French hen, crispy duck breast and veal osso buco. Farther west as part of the Union Station redevelopment, Zoe Ma Ma, an Asian eatery with a location in Boulder, will open in the former south parking lot on 16th and Wynkoop. The menu features Dim Sum, noodle and rice dishes and daily specials. “We use organic unbleached wheat flour, all-natural meats, cage-free eggs and wind power,” the menu says. “We don’t use MSG.” Check out the complete menu at www. zoemama.com. Moving east from LoDo to Uptown, Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria is slated to open on 19th and Pennsylvania with another Marg’s taco joint opening across the street next month. Marg’s World Taco Bistro, which has Denver locations in Cherry Creek North and LoDo, serves soft tacos with unusual fillings, housemade guacamole, chips and salsa. Complete menu at www.margstacobistro.com. Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, with one store in Omaha, Neb., is expanding into the Denver market. Pitch is the brainchild of Willy Theisen, the founder of Godfather’s
The Wheat Ridge Police Department is sponsoring the third annual Children’s Day on April 27. Scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School, 7101 W. 38th Ave., the family-friendly event is designed to introduce parents and children to members of the Wheat Ridge police department. The event will include free bike inspections, child ID kits and car-seat checkups. The child safety fair will include a bike rodeo for all kids, face painting, jumping castles, a miniature fire truck and an appearance by Cheezo, the Internet safety program’s mascot. A Flight for Life helicopter also will make a landing at noon. Replacement car seats will be available for a donation. Parents just need to be sure
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My former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post colleague Sam Adams hosted a gang of VIP supporters during a booksigning April 10 at Comedy Works South. Adams, who penned his first book “If You Don’t Believe Me ... Lessons Learned From Listening to the Greats,” thanked gathered guests for guiding him through his journey as an insurance company employee to a freelance high-school sportswriter for The Denver Post to a full-time position as a sportswriter to columnist to stand-up comedian and now author. In the book, published by Books to Believe In (www.bookstobelievein.com), Adams recalls close encounters of the celebrity kind including John Elway, Bill Cosby, Sugar Ray Leonard, John “Buck” O’Neil of the Negro Leagues, Floyd Little, Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, James Caan and on and on ... Adams admits to being a notorious name-dropper around friends. It’s an interesting memory walk down the lane of a life well lived ($20, www. amazon.com).
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Local comedian Bob Meddles is producing a series of monthly comedy nights at West Woods Golf Course in Arvada, beginning with a May 1 performance, starting at 7:30 p.m., featuring national touring comedian Bryan Keller (Comedy Central and “Last Comic Standing”) and another local comic, Talon Saucerman. The monthly event will be performed in the intimate setting of West Woods Bar & Grill. Seating is available for 62 people, so tickets will be limited. Tickets are $12 and available at www.comedynightatwestwoods-es2005.eventbrite.com/?rank=1# (keyword: west woods). West Woods Golf Course is at 6655 Quaker St. in Arvada.
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email@example.com Finalized 2012 Jeffco budget numbers were better than expected but will still drew on reserves. The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday saw the county’s “2012 Budget Status — Year End” report approved. The budget was first presented to the Board of County Commissioners by Budget Director Tina Caputo at its April 9 briefing, before being officially accepted and adopted a week later. “We pretty much hit the nail on the head for revenue projections,” Caputo told the commissioners at the briefing. Total county revenue for 2012 came in at $467.7 million, compared to the county’s projections of $473.3 million. Caputo said continued softness in property tax revenue was offset by $2.1 million in higher-thanexpected sales tax. The ending figures also indicated thrift within county government as departments managed to save $5.7 million. Postponed or canceled capital improvement projects also saved the 2012 ledgers $65.7 million. Caputo identified the Library Department and The Clerk and Recorder as having particularly good years, staying well under budget.
The Sheriff’s Department had the unbudgeted costs of managing the Lower North Fork Fire, presidential candidate visits, a couple of high profile murders to investigate, and several large retirement payouts. Caputo said the Sheriff’s Department still managed to only go over budget by 1 percent. In less positive news, multiple departments still ended up dipping into fund balances last year. “We’re burning cash like crazy,” District 3 County Commissioner Donald Rosier said. The Social Services Fund, for instance, was not depleted last year, because it is virtually empty already. Out of the current $5.8 million in the fund, $5.1 million is designated as reserved or restricted money. “This is a fund that is going to see challenges for the next few years,” Caputo said. Overall, Caputo said most budget overages will be covered by General Fund contingency funding, leaving a $7.1 million fund transfer request to balance the 2012 books. The commissioners have no break from budget considerations. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe reminded his peers that extra mid-year funding requests seemed to come before the board weekly, and that meetings to discuss the county’s 2014 budget were about to begin.
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TRAVEL SERIES See digital slides of water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, rare birds, and more at the African Safari travel series, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join presenter Bob Barber, a professional outdoor photographer and Arvada Park Advisory Committee member, for an armchair tour of the southern Africa’s unique animal life. Open to ages 10 and older. Visit www. arvada.org/nature.
BLOOD DRIVE St. Anthony North Hospital community blood drive is from 8-9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Aspen Room at 2551 W. 84th Ave., Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www. bonfils.org.
CASA 101 Learn how to help make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child through Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties. The CASA 101 information session is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Adams County Economic Development Corp., 12200 Pecos St., Suite 100, Westminster. CASA staff members and volunteers will speak with guests about the program. CASA’s next volunteer training class begins in May 2013. For information or to RSVP, visit www.casa17th.org or call Priscilla Gonzales at 303-655-3918. SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE Living
Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, hosts a seven-week discussion group based on the book, “SQ21: The Twenty One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence” by Cindy Wigglesworth. The group starts April 18. Explore and develop our ability to bring authentic inner peace to our daily life. Call 720935-3999 or visit www.livingwaterunity.org.
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ies take on the New York Mets at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Snacks are available for a small fee.
AMERICAN BANDSTAND In honor of Dick Clark, the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, is having its own version of American Bandstand at noon Thursday, April 18. Enjoy lunch followed by musical entertainment and dancing. Register with payment by April 16. Call 303-425-9583. SOCIAL SECURITY Do you have questions about Social Security? Attend “Untangling Social Security” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at APEX Park and Recreation District, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Speaker is Jo-Ann Holst. Space is limited; RSVP at 720-287-5880 or www.FUELFinancial. net.
CHILD SAFETY The Dojo of Karate, 12910 Zuni St., Ste. 200, Westminster, will offer a free 45-minute child safety course for children ages 5 and older from 6:15-7 p.m. Friday, April 19. Contact The Dojo of Karate at 303-920-4500 or visit thedojoofkarate.com. TEA PARTY As part of the Festive
Friday Series, Master Gardener Rosie Garner will present information on gardening in Colorado after everyone has afternoon tea. Event is at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/APRIL 19-20 BOOK/FRAME SALE A used book and picture frame sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 4001 W. 76th, Westminster. FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/APRIL 19-21, APRIL 24-26, APRIL 28 YOUTH THEATER Northglenn Youth Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland at 7 p.m. April 19-20, 26; at 2 p.m. April 21, 28; and at 10 a.m. April 24-25, at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. The journey of Alice through the mirror to the land of bizarre characters and strange “pretzel-logic” is retold in this ingenious adaptation with a great sense of farce and a loving touch of humanity. Sponsored by Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation and the city of Northglenn. SATURDAY/APRIL 20 EARTH DAY Olympics Flex your
muscles and mind during our Earth Day Olympics, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Join the fun competing in a series of Earth Day related games and events. Open to ages 5-12; must register. Visit www.arvada. org/nature.
HORT COUTURE Diana Reavis, of Eason Horticulture, presents “High Fashion Meets Horticulture” from 1-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. The Hort Couture collection features gorgeous, sophisticated plants that have the gardening world abuzz with excitement. See what’s new this year and have a sneak peek at what’s in store for the future. Pretty can be practical. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters. com.
ANTIQUE APPRAISAL Bring your favorite antique to Arvada Historical Society’s antique appraisal from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5580 Wadsworth Blvd. Experts from Nostalgia -plus will value your items. A donation per item is requested; two items max per person. All proceeds benefit Arvada Historical Society projects. Call 303-431-1261 or visit www.arvadahistory.org. SELF-DEFENSE DOJO of Karate,
12910 Zuni St., Ste. 200, Westminster, will offer a six-hour women’s self-defense class starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20. The class is open to ages 18 and older. Call 303-920-4500 or visit www.thedojoofkarate.com.
TOWN HALL Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, and Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, will host a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 20, in the community meeting room at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Kraft-Tharp and Hudak will focus on the state budget with an emphasis on school finance and the legislative session. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, will join in the discussion. Steadman is the chair of the Joint Budget Committee and vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. This is a chance to openly share their ideas, questions and comments with their legislators. HEALTH FAIR The Broomfield 9Health Fair is planned from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at United Methodist Church, 545 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield. The fair is free and open to the public. Non-medical volunteers are needed; contact Pam Kutchen, fire and life safety education officer for North Metro Fire Rescue District, at 720-887-0404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. XERISCAPE GARDENING “Beautiful by Design: The Advantages of Xeriscape Gardening,” presented by David Winger, of Hudson Gardens, is from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Xeriscape gardening is more than rocks and gravel. Learn about the basic concept
and discover the beautiful and durable plants that perform beautifully in our high and dry region. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com.
HANGING BASKETS Observe and learn as Echter’s Garden Center specialists demonstrate how to plant hanging baskets from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Discover the tips and techniques that result in a beautiful finished product, as well as how to care for hanging baskets through the season. Presentation led by Chris Doolittle, annual specialist, and Barb Isaacson, container designer. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters. com. SATURDAY/APRIL 20; LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 4 5K RUN/WALK Chick-fil-A at Larkridge presents its fourth annual 5k Run/Walk and Kids Dash to benefit local nonprofit A Precious Child in order to help provide basic essentials for disadvantaged and displaced children in the Thornton area. The run starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Chick-Fil-A at Larkridge, 16670 Washington St., Thornton. Register online at http://bit.ly/12rG9tr through April 20.
LAUNCH PARTY The Brothers Washburn will celebrate the release of their new young adult novel “Pitch Green” at a launch party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Barnes & Noble at Thorncreek Shopping Center, 701 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Visit PitchGreen. jollyfishpress.com to learn more. SUNDAY/APRIL 21 ORNAMENTAL GRASSES Ross Shrigley, of Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery, presents “Ornamental Grasses – Catch the Wave” from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn everything you need to know about these beautiful plants will be covered. Learn about different varieties and how to keep them looking their best. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com. ROSES PEGGY Williams, consulting rosarian from the Denver Rose Society, presents “Roses – America’s Favorite Flower” from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Echter’s Garden Center, 5150 Garrison St., Arvada. Discover what’s new and the basic care for these very popular plants from an experienced Colorado rosarian. Call 303-424-7979 or visit www.echters.com. Your Week continues on Page 23
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SUNDAY/APRIL 21, APRIL 28 AUDITIONS THE DJC Youth All-Stars is looking for 9th, 10th
and 11th grade clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, string bass and drum set players. Auditions are from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 14; from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sunday, April 21; and from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at FlesherHinton Music Store, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver. Audition music and recording are posted at www.bandresourcesunlimited. com. Intermediate to advanced jazz experience necessary; weekly rehearsals are on Sundays. For information and audition scheduling, contact email@example.com or 303-328-7277.
FIRE VS. Police The upcoming Fire vs. Police Bowl, a collaborative effort between North Metro Fire Rescue District, Broomfield Police Department and A Precious Child, is planned for Sunday, April 21, at Chipper’s Lanes, 100 Nickel St., Broomfield. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and bowling lasts from 3-6 p.m. All proceeds benefit A Precious Child, a Broomfield-based nonprofit that provides basic essentials,
such as clothing, coats and school supplies, to children living in homeless shelters, foster homes, or facing a huge life challenge and otherwise without access to basic needs. All members of the community are invited to sign up to bowl with either the fire or police; however, space is limited to 120 bowlers. Contact Britta Robinson at Britta@apreciouschild.org or 612-559-1911 for information.
BLOOD DRIVE Crossing Church of the Nazarene community blood drive is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 3501 W. 104th, Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils. org. GUEST PASTOR Northglenn Methodist Church welcomes the church’s sixth pastor, the Rev. Jim Harris, as the guest speaker on Sunday, April 21. A summer celebration of the 50th anniversary of the church is June 8-9. We hope all members, former members, visitors and community folks will come and enjoy the celebrations.
MONDAY/APRIL 22 COLLEGE PLANNING Joseph D. Clemens will review the challenges of planning for your child’s higher education costs from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton. Learn different strategies for saving, how college planning fits within a financial plan, and different strategies to help you keep pace with the rising costs of sending your child to college. This presentation will provide you with an independent and unbiased presentation on college planning from the non-profit Financial Planning Association of Colorado and as part of Money Smart Week’s Financial Education and Literacy Campaign. Visit anythinklibraries.org or call 303-405-3200. TUESDAY/APRIL 23 CPR CERTIFICATION North Metro Fire Rescue District will offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator classes from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the North Metro Fire Station 62, 10550 Huron St., Northglenn. The cost includes a CPR student workbook and a CPR certifica-
tion card, which is good for two years. For information or to sign up for a class, call 303-452-9910. The classes are open to the public.
LIFETREE CAFÉ Practical ways to tell if someone is telling you the truth will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “How to Spot a Liar: Secrets From a Former FBI Agent,” features an exclusive filmed interview with FBI counterintelligence officer John Schafer. As a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division, Schafer developed deceptiondetection techniques that are now widely used by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. In his interview, Schafer shares key indicators that signal when someone is lying. “There are certain signs—verbal and nonverbal—that indicate lying,” says Schafer. “If you lie to me, I’ll catch you.” Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Week continues on Page 24
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Resident sews comfort into quilts for victims Arvada woman quilts more than 100 blankets for Ralston House children By Sara Van Cleve
email@example.com A local woman has turned her passion into a form of comfort for abused children. Margaret Dodson, 92, of Arvada has sewn nearly her entire life, but it wasn’t until last year she started making childsize quilts from her residence at Exempla Colorado Lutheran Home. “I love to sew and they let me have my sewing machine,” Dodson said. “I have lots of material and people bring in odds and ends.” In 2012 Dodson made 106 child-size quilts — all of which her son, Paul Dodson, took over the Ralston House, a nonprofit child advocacy center that provides a safe and comfortable environment for children who have been sexually or physically abused to receive help and tell their story. The blankets are given to children victims of sexual assault, said Ralston House Executive Director Don Moseley. “When they come into the medical exam room, instead of having to sit on those white paper covers like at a doc-
Margaret Dodson, 92, of Arvada has sewn most of her life and has quilted more than 100 child-size quilts for Ralston House over the last year. Photo by Sara Van Cleve tor’s office, they get to pick out a blanket they get to take with them,” Moseley said. “They lay on it for the exam. It’s a real form of comfort.” Dodson has faced multiple strokes and a heart attack over the past few years, but
continues to sit at her sewing table, focusing on the needle of her sewing machine on a regular basis to help support children facing hard times. “(Helping children) gave me a reason for being here,” she said. “The good Lord
must have planned it that way to keep me going on.” Paul Dodson said his mother faced various odds and ends with her health, but it didn’t stop her. “She bounced back and asked for her sewing machine,” Paul said. “She sews and reads vicariously now.” Dodson said she enjoys being able to use her talent to help children victims. “I hope it gives them a new lease on life,” Dodson said. Last year, Dodson was averaging two or three blankets per week. In the beginning of April, she was working on her first two blankets of 2013. Without the volunteerism and donations of Dodson, the blankets would be an impossible luxury for Ralston House, Moseley said. “We could never afford them,” Moseley said. “It’s so nice of her to provide extra comfort to the kids directly. It’s fun to see how excited they are to pick out a blanket. It makes each kid feel special.” Moseley said he is thankful for what Dodson does. “She spends a lot of time quilting these blankets, and she makes them so pretty and nice, and gives them away to us to give to the kids,” he said. “We are very appreciative.”
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DOG TRAINING Leash walking manners will be taught by the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Li’l Angel Pet Boutique, 1014 S. Gaylord St., Denver. Walking on leash is not natural for dogs. We have to teach them what is expected and make it something they want to do. We’ll help you teach your dog these things so it is enjoyable for both of you. Registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-239-0382. Visit www.mishamayfoundation.org. Several dogs will be worked with during the class. BOOK CLUB Senior book enthusiasts will read and review “Casual Vacancy,” author J.K. Rowling’s first work since her beloved Harry Potter series. The novel focuses on the death of a city official in England, and the town is affected by the subsequent election. The senior book club meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8801 to reserve a copy of the book. WEDNESDAY/APRIL 24 ART STOP Anythink and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to bring you an art-making workshop each month. In April, visiting artist Heather Cherry and express yourself through a variety of art media, with the emphasis on creativity and fun, from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Registration is required and limited to 20 students ages 5-12. Art stop takes place at Anythink Huron Street, 9417 Huron St., Thornton. Call 303-452-7534 or visit anythinklibraries.org. DINNER THEATER Enjoy a performance of “Alice in Won-
derland” by the award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre, followed by a catered meal in the senior center. Event is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801.
ESTATE PLANNING As part of Money Smart Week’s Financial Education and Literacy Campaign, this special program will address common misconceptions about estate planning. Join Joseph D. Celemens as he discusses the basic uses of wills, powers of attorney, and the use of trusts to avoid probate. We will tie estate planning into your over financial plan and address questions on aging parents, as well. This presentation will provide you with an independent and unbiased presentation on estate planning from the non-profit Financial Planning Association of Colorado. Program is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Anythink Wright Farms, 5877 E. 120th Ave., Thorn-
THURSDAY/APRIL 25 NIGHT OUT A friends night out for adults with developmental disabilities is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Meet at FRIENDS Place, 555 Alter St., Suite 19E, Broomfield, and the group will head to the Madcap Comedy Theater to watch an improve show. The material is unscripted, clean, original and interactive. You must sign up no later than Monday, April 22, because tickets need to be purchased in advance. Contact Molly Coufal, Friends of Broomfield evening/social program director, at email@example.com or 303-404-0123 for information on costs and to register.
COMING SOON FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community hosts its Friday cinema night at 7 p.m. April 26. Enjoy an evening of connecting with others who support conscious change using the vehicle of film. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. The church is at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Contact Kay Ford Johnsen at 720-933-4964 or kayfordjohnsEn@aol.com. COMING SOON/APRIL 26, 28 ROBIN HOOD Colorado ACTS presents a satellite homeschool class production of “Robin Hood,” presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Visit www. coloradoacts.org or call 303-456-6772 for information and tickets. COMING SOON/APRIL 27 BAND FESTIVAL Rocky Mountain Brassworks hosts the second annual Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival at 4 p.m. April 27 at Mountain Range High School, 12500 Huron St., Westminster. The concert is free, thanks to a grant from the Adams County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. All seats are general admission; the doors to the auditorium open at 3:30 p.m. Visit www.rockymountainbrassworks.org or contact us at RMBrassworks@live.com or 303-476-0560. WALK TO school safely The Kidproof I Wanna Walk program
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PAINTBALL AS part of the Recreational Alternative Programming series, youth ages 11-18 can head to Blitz Paintball, where they will get 500 paintballs to take on the competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Lunch will follow in the afternoon. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn. org/recxpress to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. COMING SOON/APRIL 27, MAY 16, MAY 25
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is an active workshop that prepares kids ages 8-11 to walk to and from school safely without direct parental supervision. The class is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/ recxpress to register.
ART PROJECT Members of Palatteers Art Club will work with community members of all ages to paint rocks for its Art Rocks community art project. Rock painting will be done from 6-8 p.m. April 17 and May 16 at Northglenn United Methodist Church, 1605 W. 106th Ave., Northglenn; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and May 25 at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave. The painted rocks will be distributed throughout Adams County in public areas such as parks, trails and landscaping around public buildings. The rocks are for public display and not for personal use. They must be donated to the Art Rocks Project. All supplies and instruction will be provided at these public painting events. The rocks will be distributed at a public event in August. Call 303-426-4114 or email to beckyesilver@ aol.com to RSVP. COMING SOON/APRIL 27 AUDITION NOTICE Prairie Playhouse is having auditions from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, for its upcoming production of “The Sound of Music.” No appointments needed; just show up during audition hours at Calvary Chapel, 161 E. Bridge St., Brighton. Prepare a short musical selection in style with the show; actors will sing accapella. Call backs are at noon, if needed, and are by appointment only. Rehearsals will start in May, and the show will be in September. For more details, visit http://www.prairieplayhouse.com/auditions. COMING SOON/MAY 1 BLOOD DRIVE City of Westminster community blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster. For information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org
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tary and the Arvada parks department will celebrate Arbor Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with their annual tree planting at the Oak Park pavilion, 10530 W. 64th Place, Arvada.
RECURRING EVENTS RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 20 THEATER SHOW The Player’s Guild at the Festival Playhouse presents “On Golden Pond” from April 5-20 at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www.festivalplayhouse.com for tickets. Appropriate for all ages. RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 30
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ART DISPLAY An opening reception for “The Art of Sandra Davis” is from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and you can meet the artist from 1-6 p.m. during Second Saturday Art Walk at Aar River Gallery, 3707 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster. The exhibit By Jo will be on display through April 30; the gallery is open from jman com Wednesday through Saturday. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 5; MAY 19
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Professional photographer Rod Legac
Pilcher will lead this basic photography course (for ages 10 ues to and up) with a twist from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, Th four p May 5, at and around Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn camera parts, how your camera a tou works, proper exposure, color, composition and lighting. A April film or digital camera is required; S.L.R. (Single Lens Relex) victo “W is preferred. Registration is required by March 27; visit www. arvada.org/nature. This class also fulfills the requirements for playe Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge. An optional trip to The made quart Denver Zoon on May 19 is not included in class fee.
RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 22 WILDLIFE ART Discover wild animals from Australia, South America and Africa, from giant lizards and poisonous frogs to deadly snakes. Use a variety of fun art techniques to examine these fascinating inhabitants of our planet. The 8-week session for ages 6-12 meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to May 22 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Register by March 29 at www.arvada. org/nature. Instructor is David Sullivan.
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Legacy soccer continues to roll Lightning top Horizon in physical match By Jonathan Maness
jmaness@ourcoloradonews. com WESTMINSTER - A veteran Legacy girls soccer team continues to take care of business. The Lightning, who graduated four players last season, battled to a tough 2-0 win over Horizon on April 11 to pick up their seventh victory of the season. “We returned a great group of players from last year’s team that made it to the state tournament quarterfinals,” Legacy coach Da-
vid Castro said. “We also have a strong freshman class.” That combo has helped the Lightning win seven of their first eight games and four of five in the Front Range League. Legacy’s lone loss came in a tough 2-1 loss to Fossil Ridge earlier this season. “Most games in our conference are very physical,” Castro said. “There is a lot at stake every game.” Playing in a tough FRL, which features three squads ranked in the top five — including Legacy (4-1 FRL) which is currently No. 2. That physicality was also nothing new in a rivalry game against Horizon, as each squads battled for loose balls. While the Lightning got the win, the Hawks didn’t make it easy.
Legacy’s Madison Stone and Horizon’s Bailey Lucero battle for the ball during the teams matchup on April 11. Photos by Jonathan Maness
“The rivalry certainly plays a part in it,” Castro said. Freshman Madison Gallegos and senior Michelle Vadeboncoeur each found the back of the net for Legacy. It was the fifth game in Vadeboncoeur has scored this season. The Lightning also cruised to a 2-0 win over Mountain Range on April 4. It was the fifth consecutive loss for Horizon (2-5 overall, 1-3 FRL), which has had the tough fate of facing three of the top squads in the state — Fairview, Fort Collins and Legacy.
‘The Front Range League is one of the strongest in the state. Every win in the league is super important.’ Coach David Castro Bailey Lucero and Darian Drake each have four goals this season for the Hawks. The schedule won’t get any easier for either squads, especially in the FRL which has had four squads
in the state quarterfinals and two in the semifinals last season. “The Front Range League is one of the strongest in the state,” Castro said. “Every win in the league is super important.”
Roundup: Academy’s Telles garners basketball awards By Jonathan Maness
email@example.com WESTMINSTER — After a remarkable career at The Academy, senior Zach Telles received a number of awards. He was chosen as the Frontier League player of the year and was also selected to Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State team and will be playing in the All-State games being held at Adams State University in Alamosa in June. He was also chosen to the Frontier League All-Conference first team. Telles led Class 3A in scoring averages with 23.8 points per game, as well as three-point shooting with 3.9 a game. He was third in assists (5.3) and free throw shooting (.86 percent), and was fifth in steals. Telles added to his resume when he scored 54 points to lead his squad to a 94-75 win over Platte Valley in a district game.
WOLVERINES STAY PERFECT
Brenda Vasquez and Jazmyne Escobar each scored two goals to help Skyview soccer top Englewood 5-0 on April 11. Freshman Amanda Carpio also had a goal and an assist as the Wolverines improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the Colorado 7. Mariah Ramirez had an assist for Skyview and goalkeeper Brandie Woodson picked up her sixth shutout of the season.
NORSE ROLLING THROUGH EMAC
The Northglenn baseball team is on a roll. The Norse have opened the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference 3-0, outscoring their foes 33-0. Northglenn won in dominating fashion on Saturday, beating Aurora Central 21-0. Nine different players scored runs for Northglenn, with Miguel Mendoza’s four runs and Jacob Saunders three. Tristan Dean picked up his second win of the season, holding the Trojans to only one hit.
TIGERS GET WIN AT COORS FIELD
The Holy Family baseball team didn’t waste its opportunity at Coors Field on April 12. The Tigers scored eight runs in the third inning and rolled to a 10-2 victory over rival Centaurus. Jay Elliott hit a two-run, inside-thepark home run and Zach Trombley went 2 for 3 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs. Adrian Do earned the win on the mound after allowing only two runs. The Tigers also swept its double header with Kent Denver on April 12, beating the Sun Devils 15-2 and 12-5 to improve to 5-1 overall.
GATORS ON A ROLL
Standley Lake girls soccer team topped Columbine on April 12 to improve to 8-12 on the season. Danielle McClure and Shelby McBain each scored for the Gators, who have now won three in a row.
GEE SECOND AT POMONA
Legacy’s Emma Gee took second in the 3200-meter run on Saturday at the Pomona Invitational. She was also fourth in the 800.
CRUSADERS WIN THIRD IN A ROW
Community Christian baseball topped Evangelical Christian 5-0 on Saturday to pick up its third consecutive win. Bryan Hodge threw a one-hit shutout, the lone hit came in the seventh inning ruining his bid for a perfect game. Hodge also went 1 for 3 at the plate and a triple.
WILDCATS DOMINATE SAINTS
The Academy baseball team cruised to a 22-0 victory over Jefferson, which lasted only three innings.The Wildcats scored 11 runs in the first inning and had 10 different players score in the game. Jordan Gillmore had four runs, while Ryan Johnson, Cristian Johnson and Ryan Sanchez each had three. Alex Stone got the win after striking out 10 players.
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Mountain Range’s second baseman David Newton fires the ball to first base during Saturday’s game against Legacy. Photos by Jonathan Maness
Legacy baseball routs Mountain Range By Jonathan Maness
jmaness@ourcoloradonews. com BROOMFIELD — New squad, same results for the Legacy Lightning’ baseball team. Despite graduating 14 seniors last season, Legacy hasn’t lost a step this season on the diamond. Behind the power hitting of Hunter Parnell and Jake Bublitz the Lightning rolled to a 6-3 win over Mountain Range on Saturday to improve to 2-0 in the Front Range League. “We are there, we are close,” said Bublitz, who went 1 for 3 with a home run. “We have a lot of power and contact on the team. Hopefully
when we put it all together it will be lethal.” Bublitz is one of four players returning with varsity experience, but the Lightning have been playing like a well-oiled machine so far this season. “We are just finding a way to win,” Bublitz said. “That is all that matters right now.” Three of Legacy’s four losses came at the Vero Beach Spring Training tournament which is held in Florida, the Lightning only other loss was to No. 5 Ralston Valley. Since returning from Florida the Lightning have been on a roll, topping Standley Lake 2-1 and getting league wins over Fossil Ridge and Mountain Range. “I think the kids have done a
Legacy’s Hunter Parnell celebrates after hitting a home run in the second-inning of Saturday’s 6-3 win over Mountain Range. great job of coming together as a club,” Legacy coach Ty Giordano said. “They are figuring out what they are suppose to do, what their roles are. And when that happens you can play good baseball.” On Saturday, Legacy only had five hits but the Lightning made them count. Parnell hit a 2-run home run over left field in the second inning and Bublitz hit a solo shot in the fifth. Wyatt Cross had an RBI single in the first and Adrian
Lomeli also had a sacrifice fly for Legacy. Lomeli also had two hits in the win. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Mustangs made some noise. Andrew Wamsley, Jacob Mihalick Jarosak and David Newton had RBI singles to cut into the Lightning lead. The Mustangs rally was cut short after Devin Payne snagged a line drive at third base to force a double play.
Matt Maestas continued his strong hitting for Mountain Range, going 3 for 3 on the day with a run. Mountain Range dropped to 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the FRL. The Mustangs previous games in the FRL have been canceled due to snow. “The rivalry is always nice,” Bublitz. “I know a few kids over there, still a good competition. It’s crazy to think that this is my fourth and final last time playing them.”
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with Atielah Construction, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as Wadsworth Boulevard and 99th Avenue Traffic Signal Construction. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by May 6, 2013.
Government Legals NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT In accord with C.R.S. 38-26-107 (1), notice is hereby given that final settlement will be made to David Peterson Construction, Inc. by the Adams County Housing Authority on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 for Contract: NSP #12-008A located at 10203 Pecos Street, Northglenn, Colorado 80260. Any person, company, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, or other legal entity that has furnished labor, materials, sustenance, provender or other supplies used or consumed by the contractor identified above or any subcontractor thereof in or about the performance of the work contracted to be done or that has supplied laborers, rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work whose claim therefore, has not been paid by the contractor or subcontractor, may in accordance with section 38-26-107 (1) C.R.S., file with the Adams County Housing Authority Procurement Officer at 7190 Colorado Blvd, Sixth Floor, Commerce City, Colorado 80022, a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim, which statement must be filed on or before 1:00 p.m. on April 16, 2013. Failure on the part of a claimant to file a verified statement prior to 1:00 p.m. on April 16, 2013 will relieve the Adams County Housing Authority from any and all liability related to the above referenced project, as provided by law.
Published in the Westsider First publication: April 19, 2013 Last publication: April 26, 2013 00038671 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GENERAL CONTRACTOR RFP #13-002 The Adams County Housing Authority (ACHA) is a public entity formed in 1974 to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within Adams County, Colorado. Though brought into existence by a Resolution of the Adams County Board of Commissioners, it is a separate entity from the Adams County, Colorado government. ACHA acquired a multi-family property known as The Village of Yorkshire, located at 10370 Brendon Way, Thornton, CO 80229. The property was built in 1974 and consists of 200 units of rental housing in 10 buildings. ACHA wishes to perform renovations (the work) to building exteriors, which may include replacement of siding, patios, windows and doors, and to building interiors, which will include all units and common areas. The Housing Authority, the awarding agency, is seeking proposals from general contractors to perform the work. A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP) containing the proposed scope of work will be released to contractors on or around April 19, 2013. To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP), interested parties must submit a Request for Documents to the Adams County Housing Authority. Please include contact information for your firm, including name, address, phone number, and email address. The Request for Documents must be submitted by email to the Housing Authority’s Procurement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1:00pm on April 19, 2013. A preproposal conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1:00pm.
Published in the Westsider First publication: April 5, 2013 Last publication: April 19, 2013 00037684 CITY OF WESTMINSTER NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR'S SETTLEMENT Pursuant to Section 38-26-107, C.R.S., notice is hereby given that on the 6th day of May, 2013, at Westminster, Colorado, final settlement will be made by the City with Atielah Construction, Inc., hereinafter called the "Contractor," for and on account of the contract for the construction of a Project described as Wadsworth Boulevard and 99th Avenue Traffic Signal Construction. 1. Any person, co-partnership, association of persons, company, or corporation that has furnished labor, materials, team hire, sustenance, provisions, provender, or other supplies used or consumed by such Contractor or his subcontractor, or that supplies rental machinery, tools, or equipment to the extent used in the prosecution of the work, whose claim therefor has not been paid by the Contractor or the subcontractor for the work contracted to be done, may file with the City a verified statement of the amount due and unpaid on account of such claim. 2. All such claims shall be filed with the City Attorney's Office, City of Westminster, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031 by May 6, 2013. 3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 18th day of April, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westminster Window First publication: April 19, 2013 Last publication: April 26, 2013 00038442
3. Failure on the part of a creditor to file such statement prior to such final settlement will relieve the City from any and all liability for such claim. Dated at Westminster, Colorado this 18th day of April, 2013. CITY OF WESTMINSTER /s/ Martin R. McCullough City Attorney Published in the Westminster Window First publication: April 19, 2013 Last publication: April 26, 2013 00038442 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3674 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 14 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Briggs - Kaiser A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGETS OF THE GENERAL, WATER, LEGACY RIDGE, HERITAGE AT WESTMOOR, FLEET MAINTENANCE, GENERAL CAPITAL OUTLAY REPLACEMENT, SALES & USE TAX, PARKS OPEN SPACE & TRAILS, GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2012 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THE FUNDS THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2012 appropriation for the General, Water, Legacy Ridge, Heritage at Westmoor, Fleet Maintenance, General Capital Outlay Replacement, Sales & Use Tax, Parks Open Space & Trails, General Capital Improvement, and Community Development Block Grant Funds initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3550 is hereby increased in aggregate by $7,298,931. This appropriation is due to the receipt of funds from lease proceeds, permit & conference center fees, reimbursements, grants, program revenue, miscellaneous, interest earnings, carryover, sales & use taxes, rent, accommodations taxes, and transfers. Section 2. The $7,298,931 increase shall be allocated to City Revenue and Expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item 10 A dated March 25, 2013 (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) amending City fund budgets as follows: General Fund $2,140,164 Water Fund 4,249 Legacy Ridge Fund 90,302 Heritage at Westmoor Fund 42,600 Fleet Maintenance Fund 131,022 General Capital Outlay Replacement Fund 997,985 Sales & Use Tax Fund 3,560,337 Parks, Open Space & Trails Fund 14,090 General Capital Improvement Fund 312,417 Community Development Block Grant Fund 5,765 Total $7,298,931 Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 25th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 8th day of April, 2013. Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038440 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3671 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 11 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Atchison – Winter A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH MSI, LLC WHEREAS, the successful attraction and retention of expanding primary businesses in the City of Westminster provides employment opportunities and increased revenue for citizen services and is therefore an important public purpose; and WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Westminster to remain competitive with other local governments in creating assistance for businesses to expand or relocate in the City; and WHEREAS, MSI, LLC plans to purchase and occupy the office building at 11102 Benton Street, Westminster, CO; and WHEREAS, a proposed Economic Development Agreement between the City and MSI, LLC is attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and incorporated herein by this reference. NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the terms of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter and ordinances of the City of Westminster, and Resolution No. 53, Series of 1988: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The City Manager of the City of Westminster is hereby authorized to enter into an Economic Development Agreement with MSI, LLC in substantially the same form as the one attached as Exhibit "A" and, upon execution of the Agreement, to fund and implement said Agreement. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. Section 3. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 8th day of April, 2013. Exhibit A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR
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A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH MSI, LLC WHEREAS, the successful attraction and retention of expanding primary businesses in the City of Westminster provides employment opportunities and increased revenue for citizen services and is therefore an important public purpose; and WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Westminster to remain competitive with other local governments in creating assistance for businesses to expand or relocate in the City; and WHEREAS, MSI, LLC plans to purchase and occupy the office building at 11102 Benton Street, Westminster, CO; and WHEREAS, a proposed Economic Development Agreement between the City and MSI, LLC is attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and incorporated herein by this reference. NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the terms of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter and ordinances of the City of Westminster, and Resolution No. 53, Series of 1988: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The City Manager of the City of Westminster is hereby authorized to enter into an Economic Development Agreement with MSI, LLC in substantially the same form as the one attached as Exhibit "A" and, upon execution of the Agreement, to fund and implement said Agreement. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. Section 3. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment.
6. Termination. This Agreement shall terminate and become void and of no force or effect upon the City if the Company has not moved into the building at 11102 Benton Street by December 31, 2013 or should the Company not comply with the City regulations or code. 7. Business Termination. In the event the Company ceases business operations within the City at any time prior to December 31, 2018, then the Company shall pay to the City the total amount of fees and taxes that were paid by or for the Company to the City and were subsequently rebated by the City to the Company pursuant to this Agreement. 8. Subordination. The City's obligations pursuant to this agreement are subordinate to the City's obligations for the repayment of any current or future bonded indebtedness and are contingent upon the existence of a surplus in sales and use tax revenues in excess of the sales and use tax revenues necessary to meet such existing or future bond indebtedness. The City shall meet its obligations under this agreement only after the City has satisfied all other obligations with respect to the use of sales tax revenues for bond repayment purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement, the terms "bonded indebtedness," "bonds," and similar terms describing the possible forms of indebtedness include all forms of indebtedness that may be incurred by the City, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, revenue anticipation notes, tax increment notes, tax increment bonds, and all other forms of contractual indebtedness of whatsoever nature that is in any way secured or collateralized by sales and use tax revenues of the City. 9. Annual Appropriation. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed or construed as creating a multiple fiscal year obligation on the part of the City within the meaning of Colorado Constitution Article X, Section 20, and the City's obligations hereunder are expressly conditional upon annual appropriation by the City Council. 10. Governing Law: Venue. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. This agreement shall be subject to, and construed in strict accordance with, the Westminster City Charter and the Westminster Municipal Code. In the event of a dispute concerning any provision of this agreement, the parties agree that prior to commencing any litigation, they shall first engage in a good faith the services of a mutually acceptable, qualified, and experience mediator, or panel of mediators for the purpose of resolving such dispute. The venue for any lawsuit concerning this agreement shall be in the District Court for Jefferson County, Colorado.
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INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 8th day of April, 2013. Exhibit A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR MSI, LLC THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT is made and entered into this ____ day of April, 2013, between the CITY OF WESTMINSTER (the "City") and MSI LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Corporation (the “Company”). WHEREAS, the City wishes to provide assistance to aid the relocation of the Company to the City; and WHEREAS, the Company plans to purchase, furnish and occupy a 20,000 square foot office building at 11102 Benton Street, Westminster, CO, thus providing primary job growth within the City; and WHEREAS, City Council finds the execution of this Economic Development Agreement will provide benefit and advance the public interest and welfare of the City and its citizens by securing the location of this economic development project within the City. In consideration of the mutual promises set forth below, the City and the Company agree to the following: 1. Building Permit Fee Rebates. The City shall rebate to the Company 40% of the building permit fees that are otherwise required under W.M.C. Section 11-10-3 (E) for the remodeling and tenant finish in the building at 11102 Benton Street. This rebate excludes water and sewer tap fees. The permit fee rebate will be approximately $3,514. 2. Use Tax Rebate--Construction. The City shall rebate to the Company 40% of the Building Use Tax (excludes the City's .25% Open Space Tax and .6% Public Safety Tax) on construction materials collected from the Company for the remodeling and tenant finish in the building at 11102 Benton Street, that are otherwise required under W.M.C. Sections 4-2-9 and 4-2-3. The use tax rebate will be approximately $4,500. 3. Sales and Use Tax Rebate--Furniture and Fixtures. For the period of 3 months prior and 3 months after the Company obtains it Certificate of Occupancy for its new facility at 11102 Benton Street, the City will rebate 40% of the Westminster General Sales and Use Tax (excludes the City's .25% Open Space Tax and .6% Public Safety Tax) collected from the Company on the purchased equipment and furnishings. Rebates will be based on the documentation prescribed by the City and provided by the Company which illustrates purchases or delivery of any such furnishings, fixtures, or equipment that occurred within the City of Westminster and that taxes were paid to and collected by the City. The rebate will be approximately $1,200. 4. Payments of Rebates. The total rebate is not to exceed $10,000. The rebates to the Company by the City shall be paid in quarterly installments from revenue actually collected and received by the City in connection with the move by the Company into the new facility. Payments of each quarterly installment shall be paid to the Company by the City within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar quarter. All payments by the City shall be made electronically to the Company’s designated financial institution or other account. 5. Entire Agreement. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between the City and the Company and supersedes any prior agreements between the parties and their agents or representatives, all of which are merged into and revoked by this Agreement with respect to its subject matter. 6. Termination. This Agreement shall terminate and become void and of no force or effect upon the City if the Company has not moved into the building at 11102 Benton Street by December 31, 2013 or should the Company not comply with the City regulations or code. 7. Business Termination. In the event the Company ceases business operations within the City at any time prior to December 31, 2018, then the Company shall pay to the City the total amount of fees and taxes that were paid by or for the Company to the City and were subsequently rebated by the City to the Company pursuant to this Agreement. 8. Subordination. The City's obligations pursuant to this agreement are subordinate to the City's obligations for the repayment of any current or future bonded indebtedness and are contingent upon the existence of a surplus in sales and use tax revenues in excess of the sales and use tax revenues necessary to meet such existing or future bond indebtedness. The City shall meet its obligations under this agreement only after the City has satisfied all other obligations with respect to the use of sales tax revenues for bond repayment purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement, the terms "bonded indebtedness," "bonds," and similar terms describing the possible forms of indebtedness include all forms of indebtedness that may be incurred by the City, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, revenue anticipation notes, tax increment notes, tax increment bonds, and all other forms of contractual indebtedness of whatsoever nature that is in any way secured or collateralized by sales and use tax revenues of the City. 9. Annual Appropriation. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed or construed as creating a multiple fiscal year obligation on the part of the City within the meaning of Colorado Constitution Article X, Section 20, and the City's obligations hereunder are expressly conditional upon annual appropriation by the City Council. 10. Governing Law: Venue. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. This agreement shall be subject to, and construed in strict accordance with, the Westminster City Charter and the Westminster Municipal Code. In the event
CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3672 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 12 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Briggs - Lindsey
any City code and/or approval process. 5. Business Termination. In the event that Colorado Casual Furniture ceases business operations in the City within three years after the new operations commence, The Bedrin Organization shall reimburse the City for any amounts rebated to or otherwise provided to The Bedrin Organization pursuant to this Agreement, unless the City approves a successor to the initial approved user within 12 months of the closing of Colorado Casual Furniture, which is substantially similar in quality and sales tax production as the approved user. 6. Subordination. The City's obligations pursuant to this agreement are subordinate to the City's obligations for the repayment of any current or future bonded indebtedness and are contingent upon the existence of a surplus in sales and use tax revenues in excess of the sales and use tax revenues necessary to meet such existing or future bond indebtedness. The City shall meet its obligations under this agreement only after the City has satisfied all other obligations with respect to the use of sales tax revenues for bond repayment purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement, the terms "bonded indebtedness," "bonds," and similar terms describing the possible forms of indebtedness include all forms of indebtedness that may be incurred by the City, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, revenue anticipation notes, tax increment notes, tax increment bonds, and all other forms of contractual indebtedness of whatsoever nature that is in any way secured or collateralized by sales and use tax revenues of the City. 7. Annual Appropriation. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed or construed as creating a multiple fiscal year obligation on the part of the City within the meaning of Colorado Constitution Article X, Section 20, and the City's obligations hereunder are expressly conditional upon annual appropriation by the City Council. 8. Governing Law: Venue. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. This agreement shall be subject to, and construed in strict accordance with, the Westminster City Charter and the Westminster Municipal Code. In the event of a dispute concerning any provision of this agreement, the parties agree that prior to commencing any litigation, they shall first engage in a good faith the services of a mutually acceptable, qualified, and experience mediator, or panel of mediators for the purpose of resolving such dispute. The venue for any lawsuit concerning this agreement shall be in the District Court for Jefferson County, Colorado.
Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038434 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3673 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 13 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Major – Kaiser A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE INCREASING THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE 2013 ESTIMATED REVENUES IN THIS FUND THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The 2013 appropriation for the General Capital Improvement Fund, initially appropriated by Ordinance No. 3655 is hereby increased by $125,000. This appropriation is due to the receipt of a Jefferson County Open Space Grant and a donation from the Jefferson County Schools. Section 2. The $125,000 increase in the General Capital Improvement Fund shall be allocated to City revenue and expense accounts as described in the City Council Agenda Item 10 D-H dated March 18, 2013, (a copy of which may be obtained from the City Clerk) increasing City fund budgets as follows: General Capital Improvement Fund $125,000 Total $125,000 Section 3 – Severability. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be considered as severable. If any section, paragraph, clause, word, or any other part of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be deemed as severed from this ordinance. The invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph, clause, or provision shall not affect the construction or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions, unless it is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that a contrary result is necessary in order for this Ordinance to have any meaning whatsoever. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after the second reading. Section 5. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 8th day of April, 2013. Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038438 CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDINANCE NO. 3672 SERIES OF 2013 COUNCILLOR'S BILL NO. 12 INTRODUCED BY COUNCILLORS Briggs - Lindsey A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE BEDRIN ORGANIZATION FOR THE COLORADO CASUAL FURNITURE STORE WHEREAS, the successful attraction of new business that fill vacant space in existing retail centers in the City of Westminster provides increased revenue for citizen services and is therefore an important public purpose; and WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Westminster to remain competitive with other local governments in creating assistance for new businesses to locate in the City; and WHEREAS, The Bedrin Organization plans to lease space in Brookhill V in Westminster to Colorado Casual Furniture; and WHEREAS, a proposed Economic Development Agreement between the City and The Bedrin Organization is attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by this reference. NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the terms of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter and ordinances of the City of Westminster, Resolution No. 53, Series of 1988: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The City Manager of the City of Westminster is hereby authorized to enter into an Economic Development Agreement with The Bedrin Organization in substantially the same form as the one attached as Exhibit “A,” and upon execution of the Agreement to fund and implement said Agreement. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. Section 3. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON
A BILL FOR AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE BEDRIN ORGANIZATION FOR THE COLORADO CASUAL FURNITURE STORE
WHEREAS, the successful attraction of new business that fill vacant space in existing retail centers in the City of Westminster provides increased revenue for citizen services and is therefore an important public purpose; and WHEREAS, it is important for the City of Westminster to remain competitive with other local governments in creating assistance for new businesses to locate in the City; and WHEREAS, The Bedrin Organization plans to lease space in Brookhill V in Westminster to Colorado Casual Furniture; and WHEREAS, a proposed Economic Development Agreement between the City and The Bedrin Organization is attached hereto as Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by this reference. NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the terms of the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the Charter and ordinances of the City of Westminster, Resolution No. 53, Series of 1988: THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ORDAINS: Section 1. The City Manager of the City of Westminster is hereby authorized to enter into an Economic Development Agreement with The Bedrin Organization in substantially the same form as the one attached as Exhibit “A,” and upon execution of the Agreement to fund and implement said Agreement. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage after second reading. Section 3. This ordinance shall be published in full within ten days after its enactment. INTRODUCED, PASSED ON FIRST READING, AND TITLE AND PURPOSE ORDERED PUBLISHED this 18th day of March, 2013. PASSED, ENACTED ON SECOND READING, AND FULL TEXT ORDERED PUBLISHED this 8th day of April, 2013. EXHIBIT A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE BEDRIN ORGANIZATION FOR THE COLORADO CASUAL FURNITURE STORE THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this day of April, 2013, between the CITY OF WESTMINSTER (the "City"), and THE BEDRIN ORGANIZATION; a New Jersey LLC. WHEREAS, the City wishes to provide certain assistance to The Bedrin Organization to facilitate the location of a Colorado Casual Furniture store in the Brookhill V Shopping Center; and WHEREAS, City Council finds the execution of this Agreement will serve to provide benefit and advance the public interest and welfare of the City and its citizens by securing the location of this project within the City. In consideration of the mutual promises set forth below the City and The Bedrin Organization agree as follows: 1. Sales Tax Rebate. The City shall rebate to The Bedrin Organization 50% of the sales tax collected from Colorado Casual Furniture for the period of time commencing on the date of issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for the new store, and ending on March 31, 2016 (“Termination Date”). Such rebate shall be payable exclusively from sales tax revenue collected by the City from Colorado Casual Furniture and attributable to the imposition of the City’s 3.0% general sales tax (excluding the City’s .25% open space tax and .6% public safety tax). The sales tax rebate shall not continue past the Termination Date and shall be administered as follows: (a) Sales Tax Rebate Amount. Any rebates provided by the City to The Bedrin Organization pursuant to this agreement will be from the sales tax paid to the City by Colorado Casual Furniture. The City shall rebate to The Bedrin Organization 50% of the sales tax generated. (b) Payment. The sales tax rebate amount will be paid to The Bedrin Organization in quarterly payments, made within 30 days after the end of each quarter. The sales tax rebate payment will be submitted electronically to The Bedrin Organization designated financial institution. (c) End of Sales Tax Rebate. The sales tax rebate shall end on the Termination Date. 2. Landscaping. All dead landscaping on the portion of Brookhill V owned by The Bedrin Organization shall be replaced by June 30, 2013. Failure to do so will result in the termination of this agreement. 3. Entire Agreement. This instrument shall constitute the entire agreement between the City and The Bedrin Organization concerning the Colorado Casual Furniture store and supersedes any prior agreements between the parties and their agents or representatives, all of which are merged into and revoked by this agreement with respect to its subject matter. 4. Termination. This Economic Development Agreement shall terminate and become void and of no force or effect upon the City if Colorado Casual Furniture has not moved into their new space in Brookhill V on or before April 30, 2013; or, should The Bedrin Organization or Colorado Casual Furniture fail to comply with any City code and/or approval process. 5. Business Termination. In the event that Colorado Casual Furniture ceases business operations in the City within three years after the new operations commence, The Bedrin Organization shall reimburse the City for any amounts rebated to or otherwise provided to The Bedrin Organization pursuant to this Agreement, unless the City approves a successor to the initial approved user within 12 months of the closing of Colorado Casual Furniture, which is substantially similar in quality and sales tax production as the approved user. 6. Subordination. The City's obligations pursuant to this agreement are subordinate to the City's obligations for the repayment of any current or future bonded indebtedness and are contingent upon the existence of a surplus in sales and use tax revenues in excess of the sales and use tax revenues necessary to meet such existing or future bond indebtedness. The City shall meet its obligations under this agreement only after the City has satisfied all other obligations with respect to the use of sales tax revenues for bond repayment purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement, the terms "bonded indebtedness," "bonds," and similar terms describing the possible forms of indebtedness include all forms of indebtedness that may be incurred by the City, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, revenue anticipation notes, tax increment notes, tax increment bonds, and all other forms of contractual indebtedness of whatsoever nature that is in any way secured or collateralized by sales and use tax revenues of the City. 7. Annual Appropriation. Nothing in this agreement shall be deemed or construed as creating a multiple fiscal year obligation on the part of the City within the meaning of Colorado Constitution Article X, Section 20, and the City's obligations hereunder are expressly conditional upon annual appropriation by the City Council. 8. Governing Law: Venue. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. This agreement shall be subject to, and construed in strict accordance with, the Westminster City Charter and the Westminster Municipal Code. In the event of a dispute concerning any provision of this agreement, the parties agree that prior to commencing any litigation, they shall first engage in a good faith the services of a mutually acceptable, qualified, and ex-
Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038436 City of Westminster Summary of Proceedings Summary of proceedings of the Westminster City Council meeting of Monday, April 8, 2013. Mayor McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Winter, and Councillors Atchison, Briggs, Kaiser, Lindsey, and Major were present at roll call. The minutes of the regular meeting of March 25, 2013, were approved as presented. Mayor Pro Tem Winter presented the Arbor Day/Earth Day proclamation; and Keith Wood of the Colorado State Forest Service presented the Tree City USA Award to the City for the 28th consecutive year. Council approved the following items: Light Duty Vehicle Purchase; City Park Pump House Construction Contract; Conversion of Westminster Promenade Light Towers to LED; 2013 Hot-In-Place Recycling and Repaving Project; 2013 Water Meter and meter Parks Purchase; 2013 Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation Projects; 2013 Stripping and Pavement Parking Project Contract; Police Department Cumulative Purchases Over $50,000 in 2013; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 11 approving a proposed EDA with MSI, LLC; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 12 approving a proposed EDA for Colorado Casual Furniture; final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 13 authorizing a supplemental appropriation for Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park; and final passage on second reading of Councillor’s Bill No. 14 authorizing the 4th Qtr 2012 Budget supplemental appropriation. Council adopted Resolution No. 14 authorizing an IGA with CDOT for traffic signal maintenance. The meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m. By Order of the Westminster City Council Linda Yeager, City Clerk Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038432 WESTMINSTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Westminster City Council, in its capacity as the ex-officio Board of Directors of the Westminster Economic Development Authority (WEDA) of Adams County, Colorado, has caused a proposed amended budget to be prepared for the fiscal year 2013. Said amended budget is open for inspection at the Finance Department, City of Westminster, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado, 80031, and will be considered for adoption by the Board of Directors at a special meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, at Council Chambers, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, Colorado. Other actions relating to the budget will also be considered by the Board, including, but not limited to, the appropriation of budgeted funds. Any interested elector may inspect such proposed amended budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the amendment. Westminster Economic Development Authority By: /s/ Martin R. McCullough, City Attorney City of Westminster Attorney to the Board of Directors Published in the Westsider April 19, 2013 00038430
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