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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 29, Issue 32

Panel discusses gun safety approaches By Hugh Johnson Six panelists outlined a multifaceted approach to keeping Jefferson County communities safe from violence at state Sen. Cheri Jahn’s, D-Wheat Ridge, first community listening session at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. In response to the school shootings at Sandy Hook and questions about the rela-

tionship between mass-murderers, guns and mental illnesses, Jahn and state Rep. Sue Schafer from District 24 addressed the issues of mental health and public safety on Saturday. “I have not made any decisions any way,” Jahn said. “I am in the listening mode ... I would be happy to take all your phone calls downtown, your e-mails downtown. We need to have a really thoughtful conversation around all of this.”

Lesley Dahlkemper, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education, told listeners that 38 school resource officers are on site at schools throughout the county. About 63,000 children, staff and faculty members have been trained in lockdown and lockout procedures. Wheat Ridge Police Chief Daniel Brennan said the answer to safety is not about focusing on guns, mental health or gangs individually but in a question of why society as a whole is so violent.

“The No. 1 cause of death for males between the ages of 15 and 24 is firearms,” Brennan said. He touched on mental health, stating the best aid is often given in prison after it’s too late. Former Sen. Moe Keller, now vice president of Public Policy at Mental Health of America Colorado, attacked the demonizing of the mentally ill by the mass media. “One in four Americans has a mental health issue ... It affects all of us,” Keller

Construction to widen 32nd under way Crews begin preliminary work at intersection to make new lanes By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews. com The first phase of construction to widen 32nd Avenue and Youngfield Street began Jan. 24. Work is being done by Concrete Works of Colorado, which hosted a pre-construction meeting informing residents about the upcoming project on Jan. 23. The project, once complete, will widen 32nd and Youngfield to make room for double left turn lanes in each direction as well as a right turn lane and a right straight through lane. 32nd will be widened from Wright Court to Alkire Street and Youngfield will be widened from 31st Avenue north just past 32nd. The project has been broken down into three phases and several subphases after that to keep the construction timeline clear to residents. Phase 1 of the project, which is now under way, will last through June 24 and has been broken into three subphases. Phase 1A will consist of irrigation and drainage work near Braum Court and work on the east side of Youngfield Service Road from the Conoco to La Quinta as well as on the south abutment of Interstate 70. Contractors will also try to get

an irrigation line down the middle of Youngfield starting 350 feet south of 32nd and Youngfield continuing about 550 feet north of the intersection, Wright said. “It won’t change any lane configurations,” Wright said. “It will still be one lane of traffic going each direction.” Phase 1B will consist of work on the south side of 32nd from Alkire to Youngfield. Zinnia Court will be closed for 10 to 15 days during 1B as asphalt is being repaved. The closure is expected to be around mid-May. During phase 1C, Zinnia Court will be reopened and Zinnia Street will be closed for about 15 to 20 days. “We’ll be flip-flopping those side streets so there will be access to the neighborhood,” Wright said. “It’ll just be whichever one is open at the time, but there shouldn’t be issues of access at that time.” Wright said throughout the project Concrete Works of Colorado will work with the local schools to help maintain as much traffic flow as possible, especially during drop-off and pick-up times. “We really do encourage people, if they have another access, to come in through the east side, to try to avoid 32nd,” he said. “No matter what we do, it’s going to be impactful, but we’re going to try to minimize that as much as possible.” The widening of the intersection has been a long time coming. The intersection has been congested for years as about 13,700 cars travel

Chris Baerren of Baerren Concrete Co. stands over a grout pump along the southbound lane of Youngfield Street and West 32nd Avenue where construction begins to widen this intersection Friday, Jan. 25, in Wheat Ridge. Photo by Andy Carpenean through it daily. “That intersection doesn’t function very well today,” said Russell Higgins, the field supervisor with the city of Wheat Ridge. “One of the things we understood was is to add dual lefts to get that to work.” Some residents expressed concerns that the project isn’t addressing traffic issues on ramps to I-70,

but Higgins said that will be a later project when enough funds are available. “We do recognize there are some problems (with the I-70 ramps) and this is the first project in a process to alleviate some of that congestion. It doesn’t fix everything,” Higgins said. “We recognize that, but it is a process to do projects.”

For up-to-date information on the construction, visit the Public Works page at A link to sign up for e-mail or text updates on traffic is available on the website. Construction plans are available for viewing at City Hall, 7500 W. 29th Ave.

Perlmutter pushes for weapons limitations By Darin Moriki U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who serves the seventh district, reiterated his support for federal gun control efforts during a phone conference town hall meeting Friday. “On one side of the district is Columbine and on the other side of the district is Aurora,” Perlmutter said. “I was going to too many

funerals last July and visited with families, first responders, law enforcement officers and medical staff. It was a very horrible, gruesome situation and murders that were done with an assault rifle and some other weapons with high-capacity magazines.” The mobile town hall meeting — which included about 11,000 residents — followed his announcement a few hours earlier to become the co-sponsor in the House of Rep-


resentatives for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which would prohibit 157 specific weapons and ammunition magazines that have more than 10 rounds. Perlmutter supports banning Perlmutter some assault rifles, semi-automatic weapons and highcapacity ammunition magazines. The bill was introduced to the Senate by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and was expected to be introduced to the House of Representatives this week as of press time on Jan. 28. “The terrible toll that it takes on individuals, families and communities have to be considered when you’re looking at this,” Perlmutter said. “These 150 types of weapons should really be in the hands of military and law enforcement

personnel — they’re not meant for self-defense or hunting. We don’t want to do anything to the Second Amendment rights of those who want to hunt or need something for self-defense, but these are for really for military or law enforcement.” During the bill’s introduction, Perlmutter read a letter crafted and signed by 14 relatives of seven moviegoers killed in the Aurora theater shooting. “Our loved ones were gunned down and an entire generation of our families taken away in a matter of seconds,” the letter read in part. “We listened to the 911 tapes played in court and sat in agony as we heard 30 shots fired within 27 seconds, wondering if one of those bullets killed our children.” Under the proposed bill, Perlmutter said gun owners who now own an assault weapon will be allowed to keep it but will be subject to a background check, if they

choose to sell or transfer it to another person. Perlmutter said the bill is particularly important because it would close loopholes left in the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which barred the future manufacturing of 19 specific semi-automatic firearms and banned the possession of magazines holding more than ten ammunition rounds. “It’s going to be a very difficult bill to pass,” Perlmutter said. “I don’t want anybody to have any illusions about that. There is a lot of work to be done, but I am supportive of that and will work on behalf of those families from Aurora and Newtown.”

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Civil-unions bill moves ahead B Bill would not allow adoption agencies to opt out


By Vic Vela Jeremy Simon is only 5 years old, but his knowledge of what was happening inside a Colorado Capitol committee hearing room Jan. 23 might already make him qualified to teach a civics class. “They’re trying to change the law,” he said, when asked what was happening that day. And what makes the law important?

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City answers questions during an interview prior to civil union legislation Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the state Capitol. Photos by Andy Carpenean

“So my moms can be together,” Jeremy said. Young Jeremy was one of Report many people who packed the Old Supreme Court Chambers inside the Capitol to hear, and to provide testimony on, what has long been a contentious issue: civil unions for gay couples. As expected, the bill — which would allow gay couples to enter into commitments that are similar to marriage — passed the five-member Senate Judiciary Committee along party lines, following a hearing that lasted more than four hours. The bill will now head to another committee in the Senate and is expected to ultimately become law, because of the Democratic-controlled Legislature. The bill’s sponsor, openly gay Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, whose district includes part of Arapahoe County, said the legislation would recognize “the love between committed couples.” “When two people are lucky enough to have found someone they want to spend the rest of their lives with, why should the state of Colorado stand in the way?” Steadman said during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill could allow gay couples to begin the steps of entering into civil unions on May 1. They would be afforded many legal, medical and property rights, as well as the ability to adopt children. However, the bill does not allow gay couples in civil unions to file joint tax returns, at least until “statutory change is enacted,” according to the bill. Last year’s version of the bill died in a separate, Republican-controlled committee.

BE IN THE KNOW The Colorado General Assembly is in session, online and on television. Bills and actions can be tracked through the General Assembly’s website at Live and archived video and audio coverage of the General Assembly is available in streaming format at www.coloradochannel. net. Video coverage of the General Assembly also is available to Comcast cable subscribers on Channel 165.

“Today, you have the opportunity to finish what should have been started nine months ago,” said Brad Clark of Colorado One, a gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group. Clark was one of many people who testified in support of the bill, several of whom offered emotional stories of having first met their partners several years ago — 17 years for Brian Bowles of Denver. “This is a human issue,” Bowles testified. “The greatest thing we have is love.” Jean Fredland of Adams County testified that, to her knowledge, none of her children or grandchildren is gay. But she equated the battle over civil unions as “a civil rights issue,” and said the opposition to the bill is offering “the same arguments I heard against civil rights in the ’60s and ’70s.” Meanwhile, there were plenty of critics who spoke out against the bill. And they were particularly upset that — unlike last year’s version — the bill does not exempt adoption agencies with religious convictions against same-sex unions from placing children with those couples. Kellie Fiedorek of the conservative, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, said judges and business owners who object to civil unions would be forced “to violate their deeply held religious convictions,” if the bill passed. Others who are against the bill were blunter in their opposition. Lisa Speer of Arapahoe County called the legislation “a canard.” “This legislation is all heart and no head,” she said. Republican committee member Steve King of Grand Junction — who, along with Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud voted against moving the bill forward — asked Steadman, “Wouldn’t it be better to amend the bill to accommodate the religious beliefs of these people?”

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Breakfast bill passes committee Proposed legislation would provide free meal for many students By Vic Vela

A bill that would provide free breakfast for many Colorado students at the start of each school day is making its way through the legislature. The proposed legislation – which is called the “Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program” – passed the House of Representatives Education Committee following a hearing Monday, with an 11-2 vote. The bill would require schools to provide a free breakfast to every child in schools where 70 percent or more of the student population he is eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch. Several educators attended the hearing to union voice their support of the bill. One of whom was Julie Fahey, a principle at Queen Palmer Elementary School in Colorado Springs,

which instituted a free breakfast program a couple of years ago that she said has been successful. Report “Food fuels not just the stomach, but the mind,” Fahey said in her testimony before the committee. Robin Sutherland, a teacher at Queen Palmer, said that before her school offered free breakfast, many of her students would fall asleep at their desks, or struggle academically. After her school’s program was implemented, Sutherland said that the start of school has become “a positive beginning to our day.” The bill, which is being sponsored by Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, is in part modeled after a program that was instituted at Adams 14 school district in 2010, where 84 percent of its students qualified for free or reduced lunches, according to Moreno. Moreno said in an interview prior to the hearing that before the program, only about 20


percent of those children were eating breakfast before school. After the program was put in place, about 98 percent of the students were having breakfast, the lawmaker said. Moreno said that, if the bill passes, schools would not end up paying for the breakfast program. He said that federal funds from the USDA’s Federal School Breakfast program would reimburse schools for the cost, and then some. “Not only do they (the federal government) cover the cost, but schools end up having more money for their nutrition program,” which can go toward food equipment costs, Moreno said prior to the hearing. If the federal funding ever ends up going away, so too does the mandate, Moreno said. Many schools in the Denver Metro area would be required to offer free breakfast to students, if the bill passes. Jeffco Public Schools, for example, had 22 schools last year where at least 70 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced lunch programs, according to information provided by the district. Molholm and Lumberg Elementary Schools each have student

populations where more than 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Jefferson High School’s population is about 87 percent. Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Melissa Reeves said in a recent interview that the school board hasn’t taken a position on Moreno’s board as of yet, because “we really don’t know what the legislation is going to eventually look like.” Reeves did say that Jeffco Schools already has programs in place that allow many of its students to receive free breakfast. “We have the highest homeless population in the state and we take that seriously,” she said prior to the hearing. No one testified in opposition to the bill Monday. Republican lawmakers Chris Holbert and Justin Everett voted against moving the bill forward. Moreno said that he is optimistic the bill ultimately will pass with support from both sides of the aisle. “Feeding kids and making sure they’re prepared for school is a bipartisan issue,” he said.

Firearms on school grounds bill struck down Legislation would have allowed employees to carry concealed guns By Vic Vela A bill that would have enabled individual school boards the ability to determine whether employees could carry firearms on school properties has become the first guns-related legislation to be struck down this legislative session. The bill was voted down Monday by a 3-2 vote by the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, following about three and a half hours of public testimony – much of which came from supporters of the controversial legislation. The proposed law would have opened the door for school employees to carry concealed hand guns on campus, provided that they had valid permit to do so, and so long as their local school boards gave them permission to do so. Recent gun-related mass shootings in Colorado and across the country were invoked during testimony from both supporters and opponents of the bill. “It’s a tragedy that keeps happening over and over,” said Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, one of the sponsors of the bill. “And frankly, it’s clear that gun-free zones don’t work. Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, also a bill sponsor, said that his wife, who is a teacher, and children “are sitting ducks” at their

schools because they have no way to defend themselves if a school shooting breaks out. “Gun-free zones Report only work for the law-abiding citizens,” he said. “The criminals, the bad guys, don’t care.” Bethany Christiansen, a teacher from Greeley, spoke in support of the bill. Christiansen said that she loves her students and that she would “take a bullet for them.” She said she would like the opportunity to carry a concealed weapon with her to schools, so that she could better protect her students. “If I was able to save one life, it’ll be worth it,” Christiansen said. Republican senators Steve King and Kevin Lundberg voted to advance the bill. But the bill isn’t going anywhere. Three democratic senators – Lucia Guzman, Irene Aguilar, and Jessie Ulibarri – voted against moving the bill forward. Ulibarri said he had “grave concern” for this type of legislation because of the “unintentional consequences” that could come from more guns being brought into schools. Ulibarri said he worries that his own children would get caught in the crossfire between a shooter and untrained school personnel toting guns. “They may be a crack shot, a crack pot,” Ulibarri said of school employees having guns. “I don’t know.


Earlier in the day, supporters of gun legislation held a rally on the west steps of the Capitol. One of the speakers, Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, a strong supporter of gun control, told a cheering crowd, “Enough is enough,” when it comes to gun violence. “I don’t want to see another mother have to bury their children because of gun violence,” Fields said. “I am sick and tired of the bloodshed.” Also before the hearing, Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said the bill “isn’t a solution” to the issue of gun violence in

our communities. “It’s not great policy,” Morse said. “Adding guns adds shootings and I’m for fewer shootings.” Morse, a former cop with the Colorado Springs Police Department, said the bill would have created “a culture of violence and we need to create a culture of non-violence.” Morse said that he doesn’t “see a magical solution” to dealing with guns issues, but said that Senate democrats are working on putting together a package to address those issues.

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Money set aside for elder abuse bill By Vic Vela A bill that targets elder abuse has something behind it this time around that has kept it from becoming a law before – money. The bill, which was introduced in the state Senate Friday, would make it mandatory for individuals in certain professional fields to report suspected instances of elder abuse. Sen. Evie Hudak, D-Westminster, a bill sponsor, said she believed the proposed legislation would help protect seniors from being abused “physically, mentally, sexually and financially.” “It really is an issue important to everyone,” Hudak said. “We have a growing number of elderly people as baby boomers are reaching a certain age.” Professionals in the fields of

m e d i cine, law enforcement, social work, Report finance a n d others would be deemed “mandatory reporters” of cases where they have “reasonable cause to believe” that a senior citizen who is 70 or older is being abused, the bill states. Failure to report cases of abuse could result in misdemeanor charges. At the same time, those who knowingly make a false report of abuse could also be charged. The bill does protect reporters of abuse from criminal charges and civil liability “if the report was filed in good faith.” Hudak said the bill is long overdue. She added that Colorado is


one of only three states where there exists no requirement for the reporting of suspected cases of elder abuse. And, Hudak recalled that the bill was “very popular” when it was introduced during last year’s senate session, before lawmakers decided to set up a legislative task force for further study. So what’s been the problem? “It costs a lot of money,” Hudak said. Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who is a supporter of the bill, agreed money was one of the “biggest obstacles” the bill faced. “There’s a funded infrastructure in place for child abuse, but none for social services in elder abuse,” Suthers said in a recent interview. But that doesn’t seem to be an issue anymore. Gov. John Hickenlooper dedicated $5 million in his

budget request that would go toward resources having to do with the legislation. With the money set aside for the bill, Suthers said there’s “a good chance of it passing.” Still, Suthers said there could be opposition from those representing financial institutions, who may feel that the law poses an “undue burden” on bankers. Suthers doesn’t think that banks would be burdened by the law. Using a hypothetical example, Suthers said that it is not too much to ask of a bank teller to “file a brief report” when that person sees a grandson being “verbally abusive” toward his grandmother while she’s taking large sums of money out of her account. Suthers said he suspects that many Democrats and Republicans will end up supporting the bill. “I hope it does generate public support,” he said.

Proposed bills to protect Colorado employees By Vic Vela State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, DCommerce City, is sponsoring a bill that would prohibit a Colorado employer from using someone’s consumer credit information as a factor in hiring, “if the information is unrelated to the job.” “A lot of people have fallen on hard economic times,” he said. “But that should be punishment enough. That doesn’t mean they’re more prone to engage in unethical work practices.” Ulibarri’s bill states that employers using credit history to make a hiring decision “has increased dramatically” over the years. And those practices create “chronic barriers” for people applying for work after suffering recent job losses because they are more likely to have lower credit scores. The bill would require employers to notify applicants whenever their credit information resulted in an “adverse” hiring determination. And it would allow applicants to bring suit against employers who

violate the law’s provisions. U l i Report barri’s bill makes an exception for employers in fields where one’s credit history is “substantially job-related,” such as those in the financial sector. But the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce opposes Ulibarri’s bill “because it significantly restricts the ability of employers to gather critical information about potential employees before making hiring decisions,” said spokeswoman Kate Horle in an emailed statement. “Consumer reports, such as credit reports gathered as part of background checks, are an important piece of information for prospective employers, especially when the position includes access to confidential or proprietary information,” the statement reads. Horle also notes that current


Colorado law already restricts how employers use applicants’ credit information.

‘Intimate’ information

The Chamber also opposes a separate bill that would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee or job applicant to provide user names or passwords to their personal email, social media, or any other type of “electronic communications” accounts. The bill would prohibit employers to in any way discipline current employees, or refuse to hire applicants, just because they did not provide their user name or password information. The bill makes an exception for employers to seek information on employee’s personal accounts if a worker is under investigation for work-related wrongdoing, such as downloading proprietary information. And it would not apply to work accounts, such as work emails. Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, is the lead sponsor of the bill, with Ulibarri lending support in the

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No criminal conduct in officer shooting WHO To contact at the

By Clarke Reader First Judicial District Attorney Peter Weir announced Jan. 23 that his office found there was no criminal conduct done by Lakewood police officer D.J. Braley in the accidental shooting death of his fellow officer, James Davies. Police Chief Kevin Paletta received a letter from Weir’s office, which is commonly sent after an officer involved shooting, that described the findings of the DA in investigating the case, according to information released by the Lakewood Police. The investigation was conducted by the Critical Incident Response

Team (CIRT), which is made up of investigators from other Jeffco law enforcement agencies, and the district attorney’s office. Some of the factors contributing Davies to the confusion at the scene included poor lighting, several voices talking over the police radio, and several pit bulls officers had been attempting to clear from the home. “We appreciate the time and effort put into this case by District Attorney Weir, his staff, and the investigators. We know this decision was a difficult one, and one that was

Immigrant tuition bill clears panel Measure would ease path for undocumented students

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By Vic Vela

vvela@ourcoloradonews. com Yesenya Saucedo fought back tears Jan. 24 as she recalled being laughed at in kindergarten and feeling “clueless and dumb” because of her struggles to speak English. Now, several years after her family brought Saucedo to the U.S. illegally, she is well on her way to graduating from Denver’s Bruce Randolph School this spring — with 23 college credits under her belt, to boot. “What I have done is what I’ve been asked, and even a little bit more,” she said during her testimony before a Colorado General Assembly committee hearing on a bill to which she is tying her college and career hopes. Saucedo wants to go to college, but because she is an undocumented student, she cannot afford to pay the hefty, out-of-state tuition rate to attend a Colorado school. But there remains hope for Saucedo, because the Senate bill that’s been dubbed ASSET — Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow — has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The bill — which would allow illegal immigrants to pay the same tuition at state colleges and universities as other students who are residents — passed the nine-member Senate Education Committee Jan. 24. Sen. Evie Hudak, DWestminster, who chairs the Education Committee, was one of five Democrats who voted to move the bill forward. “We’re never better off

with fewer educated students,” Hudak said. “When people do not have hope, then it is very difficult to make it from day-to-day — especially children.” Sen. Mike Johnston, DDenver, who is one of the bill’s sponsors, said that if the bill becomes law, it would bring in about $2 million in net revenue to the state. Johnson said Colorado is forcing too many young people leave the state to attend colleges at neighboring states that already have laws similar to the one proposed in the ASSET bill. Once they graduate, they remain in those states and contribute to the economies there. “If we don’t stop to help these young people, what will happen to us as a state?” Johnston told the committee. One Republican committee member, Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, joined all five Democrats in voting to move the legislation forward. Three Republicans voted no. Only one person testified in opposition to the legislation. John Buck of the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform called the bill “illegal,” and said Colorado citizens “want illegal aliens to self-deport.” “This illegal education bill provides one more incentive for illegal alien families to cross our borders and diminish our resources,” he said. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee, before going to the full Senate for a vote. It is likely that the bill will pass the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

made after a thorough and thoughtful review of the facts. We will use these findings, along with the findings from an independent panel, in making our internal decisions,” Paletta said in a released statement. “Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Davies family.” Paletta has created a committee that will now review the entire incident and events that led to Davies’ death. According to the police statement, the goal will be to examine the tactics, policies and procedures that were in play during Davies’ death, and then make recommendations to Paletta and his command staff. The committee is made up of: Bob Evans, an FBI supervisory spe-

cial agent; Sergeant Micheal Harding, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Tactics and Survival Training Unit; Captain Terry Brown from the Aurora Police Department; Chief Louis M. Dekmar, the Chief of Police and Chief of Public Safety for the City of LaGrange, Ga.; and staff members from The Force Science Institute. The committee’s work is expected to take two to three months. Davies was shot on Nov. 9 at 1940 Eaton St. while investigating shots coming from the home. Three people were in the home and taken into custody. Charges have been filed against one of the residents, and the case is pending with Jefferson County Courts.

JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY Golden bar robbed Three well-equipped burglars broke in to the Rock Rest Lodge (16005 Mount Vernon Road) near Golden, stealing thousands of dollars from a safe and an ATM. The crime was committed in the early morning hours of Jan. 14. The three used a ladder to access the roof, before moving a large air conditioning unit to enter the building. The suspects, wearing hooded sweatshirts, partial masks, hats and gloves, used an angle grinder that they brought with them to cut through an ATM, and a large office safe. Several thousand dollars were stolen. Surveillance photos of the suspects are available at Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612.

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recreate — a trail condition guide. The guide ( openspace/openspace_ T56_R110.htm) gives information about whether specific parks and trails have snow-packed or muddy trail surfaces. Other information, including trail closures, construction, and usage restrictions will also be posted on the site.

Friday is ‘Wear Red Day’ Jefferson County Public Health has asked for county residents to be reminded that Friday, Feb. 1, is Wear Red Day, to raise

awareness of heart disease and stroke. JCPH is organizing a Wear Red Day photo opportunity at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden on Friday, at 12 noon. Cardiovascular disease (heart disease & stroke) is the leading cause of death in the nation (including in Jefferson County). For more information on heart disease and prevention, please visit the American Heart Association www.americanheart. org.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Help Honor Ethics in Business! The Rotary Club of Golden seeks the public’s assistance in identifying business enterprises and non-profit organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of ethical business practice. The Golden Ethics in Business Awards are a Golden Rotary tradition of honoring two area organizations, one profit and one non-profit, for leading the way in business ethics, integrity, and civic and social responsibility. Our mission is to recognize the best of the best. To make a nomination, go to and complete the nomination form. Or pick up a form at various locations in Golden. All nominations must be received by February 28, 2013. The 2013 award winners and nominees will be recognized at the Ethics in Business Awards luncheon on April 19, 2013. For more information, call Dan Green at (720) 383-4342.

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Pedestrian bridge still suspended Project still requiring final approvals By Glenn Wallace A proposed pedestrian bridge to span 6th Avenue near the terminus of the West Rail Line of FasTracks has yet to gain final approval. The delays to approval have ensured that the bridge will not be finished in time to greet the first passengers off of the West Line. City of Golden representatives had hoped for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and representatives approval at a Jan. 22 staff briefing meeting. Instead, delayed paperwork from the Colorado Department of Transportation and procedural concerns raised by Jeffco District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier left the future of the project uncertain. Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan came before the commissioners, and spoke briefly about the advantages the pedestrian bridge would bestow “to Golden

residents, and especially for employees of the Jefferson County Center.” “It would be highly desirable that we get the pedestrian bridge open as close we can to the opening of the West Light Rail Line,” Sloan said. The project is expected to take at least six months to complete, following county approval. The West Rail Line is scheduled to open to the public in April. That approval has yet to come. Golden’s Community and Economic Development Director Steve Glueck said that the specific approval forms that the county had requested at a meeting last fall had yet to come in, thanks to a delay with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Beyond the missing paperwork, Rosier said he had other issues with the pedestrian bridge plan — it is not listed in RTD’s West Rail Line’s most recent environmental assessment (EA). “Now they’re saying they’re cutting it from the EA, but they’ll still fund it?” Rosier asked. “Yes,” Glueck said, explaining that it

was cut from RTD’s construction plans as a cost-saving measure. Since they were no longer building it as part of the overall rail line project, it was removed from the plans, though earlier environmental studies did study the potential of a bridge there. Golden took up the effort to build the bridge, securing $300,000 of its own money, along with $1.97 million in RTD and federal transportation funds. The county would only need to grant a land easement and maintain landscaping on one side of the bridge. Rosier said he would need confirmation that a new environmental assessment would not be required to build the bridge. Within two days, Glueck reported to Golden City Council that he had the long-awaited CDOT documents in hand, and also had verbal confirmation federal transit authorities that reopening the EA would not be necessary. He said it would be some time in February before he could return to the county commissioners to again ask for approval.

Fracking support in Jefferson County Rosier presents letter of support from lobbyists By Glenn Wallace Two Jefferson County commissioners have said they support the state’s decision to sue the city of Longmont over its ability to ban oil and gas drilling near residential areas, above and beyond state law. Chair Donald Rosier, District 3, presented a letter addressed to Gov. John Hickenlooper at the county’s staff brief meeting Jan. 15, and asked if the other two commissioners had interest in signing it. District 1 Commissioner

Faye Griffin said she, too, would support and sign the letter. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe said he needed to do more research before taking a stand on oil and gas drilling, and Longmont’s ban on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, called fracking for short. “I have very strong feelings about this subject,” Rosier said. Rosier has work experience as a water resource engineer. The letter to Hickenlooper begins: “Thank you for rising above the partisan squabbling that has unfortunately heightened a national oil and gas debate. Scientific evidence is being overpowered by an emotional public debate and your leadership will help us overcome this unjust

polarization.” The letter was provided to Rosier from a Grand Junction-based lobbying firm called EIS Solutions, which has a history of working for companies within the oil and gas industry. EIS Solutions has previously provided letters to elected boards, lobbying for support of hydraulic fracturing. In August, the company presented a letter to the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners, asking the Bureau of Land Management to postpone the implementation of new regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. Unlike in the Moffat County case however, nothing in the public record would tie EIS Solutions to the Jefferson County letter.

Nothing in the letter text, or anything said in the public meetings where the letter was discussed, made it clear who had authored the text. “It’s not illegal, but citizens don’t like it when their politicians are carrying out the wishes of lobbyists without telling them,” said Colorado Ethics Watch Director Luis Toro. “As a county elected official we are asked all the time to pass resolutions and take a position on proposed regulations and policies throughout the state,” Rosier replied, when asked about the role of lobbying in county government. Rosier added that Jefferson County itself, through Colorado Counties Inc., uses lobbyists to further its interests.

Rezoning request on 42nd and Xenon denied By Hugh Johnson A property owner’s proposal to build stores complete with loft housing above each building did not have enough support by Wheat Ridge City Council. Council voted 4-3 in favor of the rezoning of the property at its Jan. 14 regular meeting, however, because of a legal stipulation there needed to be a three-fourths majority in favor. Property owner, Matthew Rock, wanted to rezone his land on 42nd and

Xenon from agricultural to mixed-use. Neighboring residents opposed the request, saying that the little business the street sees is more than enough. Among there concerns were additional traffic in the area, making it dangerous for children. “I understand it’s business. I understand it will generate tax revenue,” said resident Kathryn Murphy at a public hearing prior to the vote. “But there comes a time when the people that live in the city should also be considered. Murphy has lived in Wheat Ridge for 13 years.

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Council members Joseph DeMott, District IV, Davis Reinhart, District I, George Pond, District III, and Mike Stites, District III, voted to approve the request with council members Joyce Jay, District II, Tracy Langworthy, District IV, and Kristi Davis, District II, voting against. William Starker, District I, was absent. Because the homeowners issued a legal protest to council prior to the public hearing, the request needed six votes to pass. After the vote, council directed the city attorney to look into the findings surrounded the request.


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Keep the smoke from getting in their eyes With passage of Amendment 64 a newly legal scent of secondhand smoke is sure to waft toward our children now and then. The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force at the Statehouse is busily working to address the law gaps and safety concerns accompanying legalization of recreational marijuana for 21-year-olds. In conjunction, we are writing stories about numerous related issues — such as likely impacts to children — brought to bear by 64. In general, we accept the logic of proponents and the will of voters in the state, but we are not so happy about the measure becoming part of the constitution, and we would have been fine to have other states tackle the change first, so our state could save on legislative time, related costs and brain damage – no pun intended. But here we are.

OUR VIEW As for the impact to children, we agree with Adams County Youth Initiative Executive Director Becky Hoffman, who said in one of our recent stories that although some supporters claim 64 will not get marijuana into the hands of children, it will. The amendment puts marijuana on the same plane as alcohol — those who turn 21 can use marijuana, and it’s a mighty temptation for the underaged to try either one before they are old enough. Further, marijuana will be more and more visible on countertops and tables in homes as well as in plain sight other places

What are your thoughts on the gun control debate? regulations should be strengthened or left alone. We quizzed locals on a warm, sunny afternoon Sunday at the Starbucks at 8410 Pearl St. in Thornton.

Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. I think that maybe we’d be safer if they knew more about the people who bought the guns and do background checks on people who sell guns. It would definitely make me feel safer in school, especially with the school shooting in Connecticut. - Nadia Sherman, Arvada

I think gun control measures need to be stricter, but at the same time, I also feel that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. It kind of depends too because even way back when there was no gun control, there was still devastation and bad things happening. I also feel that they should take more measures to have somebody get a gun like maybe through more intense background checks. - Twyla Sherman, Arvada

I think everybody should just leave it alone and that people who have guns should be able to keep the guns that they have because it’s alright. In the Constitution, that’s how it was put and everybody keeps trying to mix it up, take away stuff and add stuff, so it should just be left the way that it was. - Tim Koch, Thornton

I support legislation that addresses who can have guns, and I think that automatic weapons in particular should be illegal. I’ve never owned a gun and I’ve never shot a gun, but I don’t that automatic weapons should be placed in the hands of normal people. - Danielle Wheeler, Arvada


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makers at the Statehouse and the invited input of law enforcement, the medical field and the community in general. And as of press time the Sixty-ninth General Assembly Colorado Children’s Caucus planned related presentations Jan. 28 — topics to include addressing adverse health risks to children due to indoor marijuana grow operations and difficulties arising around intervention responses to drug use by child protection services and law enforcement. Smoking is smoking, so we hope there will be increasing information as more research on marijuana smoking becomes available — much like the campaigns to warn the dangers of smoking tobacco during the past several decades. Amendment 64 brought steep learning curves — ones we want to see the state climb quickly for the sake of the children and the good of the state as a whole.

Darkness in our souls not from guns


As the gun control debate rages on in Congress and the state Legislature, we took the time to ask a few people about their thoughts on whether gun control

since adults no longer must conceal it. Marijuana will simply be more on hand and the act will be more in plain view — although mostly from afar — for children. Anyone who shrugs at the impacts, we submit two additional items from an Adams County Youth Initiative survey — one indicates children who report marijuana use are five times as likely to abuse prescription drugs, and the other notes high schools with the highest student reported marijuana use produce the lowest graduation rates. With Amendment 64, greater responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of all lawmakers and other adults. So we add to one of our standby sayings “there is right, there’s wrong and there is the law,” the words “there is a need for good modeling from adults.” We commend the ongoing work of law-

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Last week I counseled us to take a step back from the heat of the moment and talk about guns and violence in a rational way, based on what we actually know. What do we actually know? We know the massacre at Sandy Hook ended as soon as the gunman heard sirens — not when he was confronted with armed opposition, just when the possibility arose. We also know that a potential massacre in Clackamas, Ore., ended when an armed civilian confronted a lone gunman in the mall — in that case, without even exchanging shots, the gunman retreated into a stairwell and took his own life. (Didn’t hear about that one, did you? Ask your local media why not). We know that at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs a few years ago, and in San Antonio last month, rampages were stopped by armed, trained security confronting the shooters. We know these madmen don’t go out in a hail of gunfire — they take as many innocent lives as they can and go out on their own terms. And, more importantly, we know they go to places where they assume they will be safe — even, ludicrously, an Army base which has been brilliantly cast “gun free.” And I think we also know that laws do not stop the evil and the insane from carrying out their murderous rages at the expense of the innocent. But we have a responsibility to protect the children, so let’s protect the children. Authorize for two to four volunteer staff members at every school to be highly trained by law enforcement in tactical shooting, and then allow them to concealed carry in school. Keep their identities secret from all but the principal, and pay them a little extra. More importantly, put up a big sign outside every school building that says “These children protected by skilled security.” Surely, among the ranks of teachers are veterans who would volunteer for that training and that responsibility, and having multiple

people at every site guarantees a tactical advantage. I mean, not to diminish the courage of Dawn Hochsprung, but, all things considered, rather than diving at the gunman bare-handed, I would rather she had been able to step back and level a 9-mill at his head. I know, I know ... but isn’t it worth it if it saves just one life? This way we don’t have to divert resources and law enforcement into the schools 24/7, but we put a shield around our children. Think of it as a federal air marshal program for schools. And then we can get started thinking about the real culprit in all of this, something the president ignored: A cultural cesspool that breeds unfulfilled narcissists and children disconnected from society (and reality), and then bombards them with images of inconsequential violence. The darkness in our youth’s souls is not the fault of a gun manufacturer, it belongs to all of us. Find a way again to convince children that every life matters, that every moment can be filled with beauty, and that every day presents them an opportunity to reflect the light of Heaven, and it won’t matter how many guns are out there. Continue to inflate the darkness, and it won’t matter how few guns are out there. Michael Alcorn is a music teacher and fitness instructor who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. He graduated from Alameda High School and the University of Colorado-Boulder.


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ed ing where I was working was on field lockout. There was a shooter in the of office park and police had sealed em- off the area. They were pursuing a person of interest in the incident, d to an alleged gunman who was still at large and presumed armed and s dangerous. The targeted victim surow vived the attack and was transportnd ed to the hospital with unknown child injuries. nt. Lockout, shooter, sealed off. ere Gunman, at large, armed and dangerous. mes Target, victim, attack. o Considered alone, each of these dur- words and phrases has a very different meaning from when they ing are strung together to describe yet another event of violence in our en communities. Although not as shocking as the Aurora theater shootings, Jessica’s abduction and murder, high-speed chases through quiet neighborhoods, and Sandy Hook or Columbine, the scene I describe here plays itself out all too often, searing

additional scars on the landscape of a civil society. Such words, common enough on their own, are now a part of a growing lexicon of carnage, a new vocabulary of violence. I, for one, am sick and tired of it. I’m sickened by the loss, the grief, the terror, the waste ... sickened by randomness, senselessness, and injustice. And I’m tired of trying to use our everyday language to give these vicious acts some sort of meaning. When did “lockout” come to mean more than forgetting my keys, and a “shooter” more than a short glass full of strong stuff? What about a victim being

targeted? Targets are for archery practice and marketing plans and weight-loss goals — not the end results of violent actions. And I’d much rather leave high-speed chases to the Indy 500 and abductions to aliens. When did a suspect become a “person of interest?” This sounds more like speed dating to me. I can’t help but wonder if this is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art ... in this case, a TV drama of the same name. I do understand, though, why we need to use such language carefully, including the word “alleged.” The right to a presumption of innocence in our country is not shared in all courtrooms around the world, even by enlightened nations. Of course, this word-choice policy exists prevent a rush to justice — founded on a rush to scoop the news that often results in misidentification, miscommunication and wild speculation — but lately, this concession has been stretched to ridiculous levels. For example, as

the hearings for James Holmes were taking place recently, I heard the events at the theaters described as the “alleged shootings.” Wait a minute … all the circumstances surrounding this tragedy are yet to be known fully, but the shootings themselves aren’t “alleged” — they happened. That’s one reason why I’m sick and tired and saddened that our beautiful, powerful, well-respected and well-loved language is being corrupted to include this new vocabulary of violence. I’d much rather think of an “attack” as coming from the flu, and of a “shot” as something to protect me from it. That’s a lexicon I can live with. Andrea Doray is a writer, media watcher, and careful consumer of the news. Her own vocabulary includes Southern colloquialisms from her dad and Midwestern pronunciation from her mom, to say nothing of what she’s learned as a Coloradoan all these years. Contact her at

Optimism really works — I’m positive Writing this column for the past few years has been rewarding and it is something I really love and enjoy doing. The e-mail feedback each week is always tremendous, and I appreciate you all so much. A few weeks ago the column I submitted about being careful because our attitudes are transparent, generated the most feedback of any prior column, and it was all 100 percent positive. Imagine that. The comments and thoughts were so interesting to me that I went back and reviewed comments and feedback from prior columns where I specifically addressed the topic of our attitudes. A very clear pattern emerged, as the community has been very consistent over the years, responding most often to anything that I wrote that had to do with a positive attitude. So I thought I would share several of my favorite quotes that you may be able to use, cut out, copy, share, and in some way keep them in a visible location as a reminder about the importance of staying positive and optimistic: “I am so optimistic I would go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.” — Zig Ziglar

“Positive self-expectancy is the winners edge. We must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” — Denis Waitley “Eighty-five percent of the reason we get a job, keep that job, and get ahead in that job is because of our attitude.” — Cavett Robert “A positive mental attitude will not allow you to do anything, but it will allow you to do everything 100 percent better than a negative attitude will.” — Zig Ziglar “You can’t be a smart cookie if you have a crummy attitude.” — John Maxwell “We have a right to choose our attitude.” — Viktor Frankl “The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is an attitude of extraordinary determination.” — Mary Kay Ash “A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” — Charles Schwab “The message is clear: Plan with attitude; prepare with aptitude; participate

with servitude; receive with gratitude; and this will be enough to separate you from the multitudes.” — Krish Dhanam “It’s our attitude, not our aptitude, that determines our altitude.” — Zig Ziglar These quotes have inspired me over the years, but seeing people with a positive attitude inspires me 100 times more than any quote I have ever read. They are a walking billboard of energy and enthusiasm, they bring light to the world, and by their example they motivate me to want to be better in all areas of my life. Investing in a positive attitude is like depositing money in the bank, the interest that we earn multiplies with each optimistic and positive outlook we deposit into our minds. Again, it was your response to previous columns about the importance of a healthy and positive attitude that created this column. My hope is that you will find one or more of the quotes above to be an inspiration for you and that you too will become a walking advertisement of a powerfully enthusiastic energetic passionate and positive attitude. Do you have a favorite quote about positive attitudes? I would love for you to share it with me at and I

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Leah C. Kerner Leah C. Kerner, formerly Leah Stokes, formerly Leah Watson, died at her daughter’s residence Sunday January 6, 2013. Leah was born in Golden April 21, 1929 to the late Oeda Eslick Watson (later Stuart) and William Watson of Golden, and grew up on Archer street. Leah went through the Golden School system, graduating from Golden Hight School in 1947. Leah married the late Harry Stokes Jr in 1957 and had four children Betsy Erickson currently of Peoria, AZ; Tom Stokes of Phoenix, AZ; Sandy Plentzas of Peoria AZ; and Jared Stokes of Tucson, AZ. Leah married Frank Kerner of Ft. Morgan, CO in 1983. He preceded her in death October 1, 1989. She is survived by her four children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, and her brother Charles W. “Bill” Watson of Colo Spgs. Following cremation, Leah will return to Colorado later this spring/summer.

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April 6, 1938 ~ January 20, 2013 Richard Lee Grauer went es as an adult, including his Michael R. and wife Paula out for his final run on this final church home, Golden of Canyon, Texas; daughter earth in Golden, Colorado, First United Methodist Tamela, of Golden; grandon Sunday, January 20, 2013, Church. He also belonged children Ian Grauer, Alaska; and passed away the fol- to multiple service organi- Amy Grauer, Longmont; lowing day. He was born in zations, including Jaycees, Matthew Finney, Amarillo; Marysville, Kansas, to Al- Lions Club, and Rotary, Samantha Grauer, Longfred Christian and Frances wherever he lived. An avid mont; Hannah Grauer, Roberta Rucker Grauer, on outdoorsman and nature Amarillo; Canyon Harvey, April 6, 1938, the eldest of lover his entire life, with a Oroville, California; Lyndon three brothers. Mr. Grauer natural green thumb, Mr. Moller, Longmont; Autumn graduated from Marysville Grauer loved being outside. Harvey, Golden; Sarah High School in 1956, where A dedicated long-distance Grauer, Canyon; Zackary he was member of the Key runner since 1982, he com- Moller, Longmont; brothers Club, president of FFA, and pleted 69 marathons, count- Ronald K. and wife Frances lettered in track and agri- less half-marathons, 10K, Grauer and Timothy J. and culture. He enlisted in the and 5K races, from Hawaii to wife Jane, all of Marysville; United States Navy in 1956, Boston, including the 100th nieces Stacey Chapman, serving on the USS Intrepid running of the Boston Mara- Paige Deruyshcher, and (CVA-11) through 1959. He thon. He was a member of Jenn Jessup; and family in married the love of his life the Masters Running Club of Kansas, Nebraska, ColoraNancy C. Reed of Kansas Colorado. Also an avid snow do, Arizona, and Texas. City, Kansas, on August 2, skier, he skied at Winter A memorial service was 1958, at Virginia Beach, Vir- Park, Colorado, three days held Friday, January 25, ginia. They had three chil- before his final run. Mr. 2013, at Golden First United dren, Richard, Michael, and Grauer always said his pre- Methodist Church in GoldTamela, and celebrated 50 ferred way to pass was while en, CO. Arrangements are running and he did. years together in 2008. Mr. by Foothills Chapel, GoldHe was 74. A servant even en, Colorado. Grauer worked for AT&T for 38 years, in offices in in death, Mr. Grauer was an Please sign their guestKansas, Missouri, Kansas organ and tissue donor. book at www.foothillsfuMr. Grauer is survived In lieu of flowers City, and a final transfer to Denver in 1990. A devoted by his beloved wife Nancy the family request donaChristian he worshipped, of Golden; son Richard tions to the Wounded Warserved, and sang in the Joseph and wife Dawn of rior Project - (www.woundchoirs in Methodist church- Longmont, Colorado; son

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Year in review: The top 10 movies By Tim Lammers

From wonderful looks at history to tantalizing visions of the future, it’s been a wonderful year at the movies. Here’s a look at the year’s best: 10) “Lincoln” — Director Steven Spielberg once again takes us back and makes us feel as if we’re experiencing history inperson — this time enveloping us in the crucial month of January 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) tries desperately to secure the support of Congress to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. Day-Lewis is mesmerizing as Lincoln, bringing the historical figure to life on the big screen like never before. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes tale of one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.

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9) “Flight” — As if the jarring plane crash sequence to begin the film isn’t enough, director Robert Zemeckis’ addiction drama soars with unpredictable intensity throughout as Denzel Washington gives a riveting performance as a seasoned pilot who miraculously lands a broken plane despite being drunk and high on cocaine. Washington’s complex performance is most remarkable because he for the most part plays a jerk, yet somehow manages to make you root for him. 8) “Looper” — Writer-director Rian Johnson has it all going in this trippy sci-fi time travel thriller about an assassin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who, thanks to time travel, is tasked with killing off a future version of himself (Bruce Willis) so he can live his last 30 years as he pleases — but of course, when Willis is involved, he doesn’t die easy. There’s a rare combination of filmmaking genius in Johnson — think parts of Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, James Cameron and the Wachowski siblings — but ultimately, he makes the vision of “Looper” entirely his own. 7) “Silver Linings Playbook”/”The Perks of Being a Wallflower” — A seasoned filmmaker and relative newcomer produced the best, deeply personal dramedies in 2012: David O. Russell’s “Playbook” finds Bradley Cooper in his best performance to date moving back home, after being institutionalized with depression, only to find his family — particularly his dad (Robert De Niro) is as out of control as his personal life. “Wallflower” greatly benefits from a rare triple threat in Stephen Chbosky — who wrote and directed the film, which was based on his own acclaimed novel. Featuring a trio of terrific performances by Logan Lermann, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller,

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Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure “Skyfall.” Photo by Francois Duhamel this perfectly balanced dramedy about an emotionally fragile freshman taken under the wings of a couple of oddball seniors is a tale of happiness, heartbreak and hope, all wrapped in one. 6) “Hitchcock” — Continuing a trend that started last year with “My Week with Marilyn,” this slice of Hollywood’s classic past plunges into a fascinating look at the making of “Psycho,” starring none other than Anthony Hopkins as The Master of Suspense. True, the story is partially fictionalized, and the suspense is heightened as “Psycho” subject Ed Gein takes residence in Hitchcock’s psyche, but when all is said and done, “Hitchcock” makes for one fiendishly entertaining and “good evening” at the movies. 5) “Ruby Sparks” — First-time scribe Zoe Kazan pens and stars in one of the most under-appreciated films of the year, an ingenious story of an enigmatic writer (Kazan’s real-life beau Paul Dano) who literally pens the girl of his dreams into existence; only to discover how his words control her every move — but not her love for him. Directed by “Little Miss Sunshine” helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the film is a perfect example of how the power of imagination — and yes, the power of love — conquers all. 4) “Argo” — Based on incredible true events from more than 30 years ago, director-actor Ben Affleck’s “Argo” tells a story that not even Hollywood could dream up: The CIA sets up a fake production company to scout locations in Iran for a fake “Star Wars” knockoff amid the hostage crisis during the Iranian Revolution in Tehran in 1980 as a means to rescue six Americans holed up in the residence of Canadian ambassador. There’s never been another film

like it. 3) “Frankenweenie” — Director Tim Burton’s stop-motion update of his 1984 live-action tale about a young boy scientist who brings his dearly departed dog back to life not only perfectly captures the atmosphere and spirit of the black-and-white monster movies he grew up on, it also hits us on an emotional level — and that’s an amazing feat considering each character in this wildly entertaining film comes one slight move and film frame at a time. 2) “The Dark Knight Rises” — Directorwriter Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment in his “Dark Knight” movie trilogy is easily the best superhero movie of the year — and movies of the year. Nolan’s real-world take on Batman works brilliantly once again, this time weaving together storylines from the first and second films to tightly wrap things in a spectacular conclusion to the series. 1)”Skyfall” — James Bond is back and better than ever with this intriguing tale about Bond’s past and the notion of MI6 and its best agent being antiquated in an era of cyber terrorism in the digital age. Daniel Craig once again seethes with intensity and anchors the film with his third portrayal as 007, but it’s Javier Bardem as his nemesis, Silva, who steals the show. Everything about “Skyfall” film feels like classic Bond — in a franchise that is no question reborn as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Tim Lammers is a syndicated movie reporter whose work appears on more than 50 TV news and entertainment websites across the country. You can see Tim’s work on his website,, and follow his tweets at You can also “Like” Tim on StrictlyCinema.

Survey highlights impacts on children By Darin Moriki An upward trend in marijuana use in children has one Adams County health official concerned about legalization of recreational marijuana. “Our concern is that even though Amendment 64 claims that (marijuana) won’t get into the hands of kids, we have the facts here in Adams County to say that it is,” said Adams County Youth Initiative Executive Director Becky Hoffman. “When you’re looking at the facts in Adams County, we feel like it’s a barrier for student success in a lot of cases.” Hoffman said the organization’s annual survey shows children who reported marijuana use are five times as likely to abuse prescription drugs, and high schools with the highest student-reported marijuana use had the lowest graduation rates. Amendment 64 permits anyone 21 years old or older to use marijuana and possess up to one ounce. Hoffman said she and health professionals are working on an anti-drug campaign to target prescription drug use among teens but face a frustrating uphill battle on

the heels of 64’s passage. Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert said the new laws will put a stop to underground marijuana markets and make it easier to track the types of products available to consumers and distributors. “Right now, marijuana is considered to be universally available to teenagers,” Tvert said. “The goal of marijuana prohibition was to keep marijuana out of teenagers’ hands, but because they had universal access to it and reported that they could access it easier than alcohol, that is a sign of failed policy.” To curb underage use, Tvert said parents should continue to be judicious with their marijuana use and exercise precautions used to keep items like alcohol, cigarettes and guns out of their child’s hands. “The people who have such a significant level of concern that they think that we need to keep marijuana illegal are in the minority,” Tvert said. “That is no longer the status quo. Just as we saw people criminalize alcohol and then recognize that the prohibition was causing far more problems than the actual substance … the same thing is happening with marijuana.”


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na users to protest a firing. “The problem with the argument is it goes back again to federal law, where it’s still illegal,” Hobbs-Wright said. That is bad news for anyone at a drug-free workplace who wants to smoke marijuana on the weekend. Unlike tests for alcohol that typically show levels of intoxication, marijuana tests usually indicate just that the drug has been used some time in the past. A standard employee drug urine test can be positive weeks after the last joint. Heavy users have reported positive tests even months after their last usage. “But quite frankly, I think employers will get away from firing and rehiring employees over off-the-job marijuana use,” Tvert said. He added that as cultural perception of marijuana changes he expects business policies to become more lenient. Denver Metro publication Westword, which features a medicinal marijuana critic on staff, has said that it has not, and will not, conduct drug tests. A 2011 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found 57 percent of U.S. employers conduct

drug tests as a part of the hiring process. Any business that complies with the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 has little option over its marijuana stance. It remains a criminalized substance at the federal level, and any business or organization that receives a federal grant or contract must comply with the act. Plus, any business with major safety requirements for its employees or the public will likely continue to follow federal regulations, since any accident could trigger steep OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) penalties. Hobbs-Wright suggests businesses review their drug policy, and make sure employees know what the rules and penalties will be regarding marijuana. “Some employers might want to tighten up the definition of illegal drugs in their policy, to explicitly mention marijuana, “Hobbs-Wright said. She added that an in order for an employee to be able to smoke marijuana without fear of termination it would have to be legalized on the federal level.

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18.5 Acres Near Golden Beautiful Building Site Power on Site Golden Gate Canyon $149,950 Dan Hayes Realty (720) 581-2851 (303) 424-4455

Duplexes, Multiplexes

2 Acre Lot Near Blackhawk/Central City Chalet Park Spectacular Mtn View $69,950 Dan Hayes Realty (720) 581-2851 (303) 424-4455

Elizabeth Duplex 3 bed, 2 bath Fenced yard pets okay $1100/month $1400 sec deposit Carmen 303.646.9827


We Buy Houses & Condos


Seller's Landing 1225 S. Gilbert Castle Rock, 80104 (303) 915-3178

Visit or text DAVEK to 87778 for a free app to receive automatic emails of houses as they come on the market.


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Misc. for Rent

Banquet Room/ Hall Rental Reasonable Rates Arvada Plaza Shopping Center Call Tom (720) 299-8325

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VARIOUS OFFICES 100-2,311 sq.ft. Rents from $200-$1750/month. Full service. 405-409 S Wilcox

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Castle Rock

Wasson Properties 719-520-1730

Senior Housing

Westminster Office for Lease Gateway Plaza Great Exposure on Lowell Blvd. $16/SF/YR or $767/mo All Utilities Included Phone/Internet Included Current Tenants include bakery, hair salon, real estate company and non-profit housing organization. Located next to South Westminster Arts District 7305 Lowell Blvd, Ste 170 Westminster, CO 80030 Contact David 303-916-6102

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Special Offer!! Large 2-Bedroom Available Now! Rent is $690

Plus receive a

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Heritage Apartments 10400 W. 62nd Place Arvada, CO 80004 Call Loretta

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ourcolorado TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted

Help Wanted



VOLUNTEERS WANTED CLERICAL SUPPORT - Anticoagulation Clinic – Provides an opportunity for interaction with patients.

Highlands Ranch Metro District is seeking motivated individuals to fill our temporary Batting Cage Attendant position! You must be at least 18 years old & enjoy working with the public. For details & application visit

Our newly renovated THRIFT SHOP - with high end merchandize and fabulous GIFT SHOP is looking for volunteers to support our dedicated staff. SURGERY WAITING - Assisting visitors and surgery staff with patient progress. Like directing traffic and moving about? Our ESCORT GUIDES and INFORMATION DESK is the place to be. FRIENDLY SERVICE CART – Serve coffee; provide books, magazines, cross-word puzzles, games to patients and families. Like working with patients? Be a PATIENT VISITOR who meets with patients and families.


Independent contract drivers needed to deliver flowers for Valentine’s Day holiday. Must use your own vehicle and provide MVR, insurance & license. Contact Mike at (720) 229-6800.

NURSING UNITS – Support nursing staff and patients.

Entry Level Admin Asst

- Colorado Mills Full Time. Multi-Task in Fast paced environment. Benefits. Fax Resumes to 303-384-3010 No Phone Calls Please.


Duties: Bldg maintenance, snow removal & landscape projects. Min 3 yrs exp general facilities maint & operation of light-to-heavy motorized equipment. Must have or be able to obtain a CO Class A CDL with hazmat. $18.41 to $21.17/hr DOQ. Excellent paid benefits. Add’l info Fax 303.841.8992 or email

Contact: Geri Hopkins at 303/778-5693 or

Full Time Teller Position

available for locally owned community bank. Competitive salary and great benefits. Cash handling and customer service preferred. Fax resume to Robin at 303-6889882. EOE

Help Wanted

The Clear Creek County Tourism Board is seeking a


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

Have home and kids; need parents!

Do you have time and love to give to kids but you just aren’t sure how to share it? Call to learn how you can earn a living caring for children in a home provided by Savio. Call Tracy at 303-225-4152.

Home Health Aid wanted for

married male quadrapeligic. P/T mornings and evenings. $8-$12 an hr. DOE. Must live within 15 min. of I-36 and Church Ranch Rd. and have dependable trans. Call 303487-1336 for details.

Home Nightly!

Great Paying Denver Flatbed Runs! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply: 1-866-336-9642


Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently accepting applications for a P/T Office Assistant. Duties include maintaining an inventory, ordering office supplies, & providing relief phone coverage at the Reception desk. Please visit for details and application.


The Meridian Arvada a Brookdale Senior Living Community is recruiting Resident Care Associates with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity to join our Personalized Living team. Must have previous experience and enjoy working with a senior population. Please e-mail your resume to Penny Carter at EOE


for busy pediatric practice in Castle Rock. Full time/part time. Please Fax (303)814-0717 or email


The Meridian Arvada a Brookdale Senior Living Community is recruiting part time Servers for our Dining Department for Individual’s with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity to join our Dining Services Team. Must be a team player, able to multi task, energetic and have an affinity for working with a senior population. One year experience in related field is required. Please e-mail your resume to Michael Atkins at m EOE

Help Wanted

Seasonal, non-benefited Gate Attendant $7.78 - $8.55, closes: 2/11/13 Seasonal Park Ranger $12.40 - $13.67 Seasonal Specialist – Nature Center $11.01 - $12.14 Seasonal Specialist – Standley Lake $11.01 - $12.14 Hourly, non-benefitted Bus Driver $13.67 - $15.72/hour, closes 2/4/13 More seasonal jobs will be posted in the upcoming weeks. Check the website often! Submit City of Westminster online applications thru 8:30 a.m. on close date EOE

ServiceMaster Clean has

several part-time janitorial openings throughout Denver. Immediate evening positions available in Centennial and Highlands Ranch. Please call 303-761-0122 to schedule an interview.

highly motivated, experienced, self starter with an outgoing personality to implement the county's marketing plan and promote tourism in Clear Creek County. Full job posting available at Send resumes to

Western Summit Constructors, Inc. is seeking

Formwork Carpenters (including Foremen, Leadmen & Helpers), Concrete Finishers, Concrete Placing Foremen, Pipefitters, Yard Pipe (Operators, Layers & Laborers) and Tower Crane Operators for Metro Denver area projects (58th & York and Chambers & Hess). Applications will be taken at 9780 Pyramid Ct, Suite 100, Englewood, CO 80112, from 8 -5 M-F. Send resumes to or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.

Utility Operator I, II, III or IV The City of Black Hawk is currently accepting applications for the position of Utility Operator I, II, III or IV. Great opportunity for the senior level operator or on-the-job training for the Level I trainee. Position is responsible for operating and maintaining conventional and diatomaceous earth water treatment facilities and distribution system. Full-time position, 40 hours per week, with on-call hours, some holidays and week-ends; water plants operate 7 days per week. Minimum qualifications include: must be 18 years of age or older; HS diploma or GED; a minimum of 6 months experience in water Utility Operations preferred; good communication, writing and math skills; previous computer experience; and valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Hiring range is $18.46 – $27.41 per hour DOQ/E and includes an outstanding benefits package. The City of Black Hawk conducts pre-employment testing, physical exams, drug testing, and background investigations as conditions of employment. Send cover letter, completed city application, resume and copies of certificates and Colorado driver’s license to: City of Black Hawk, Employee Services, PO Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422 or fax to (303)582-0848. For more info, or to obtain a city application, visit the City’s website at Please note: we are no longer accepting emailed application documents. Closing date: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM/MST. EOE

Would you like to earn extra $500 to $1,000 this month? is looking for Marketing Executives

Full or Part-Time Call Today For Details Matt at 303-618-2970

Sr. SQA Engineer

for IHS Global, Inc. (Englewood, CO). Responsible for refinement & execution of test strategy for the RESTful web API across mult products in the Environmental, Health & Safety & Sustainability solutions. Reqmts incl Bachelor's in CIS, Comp Sci, Math. or Electronics. 3 yrs exp as Quality Assurance Tester or rltd occupation. Post Bachelor's exp reqd & must incl: Automation tools such as Visual Studio/TFS, Ruby, or WatiR; Relational D/bases (MS SQL Server 2005/2008 &/or Oracle 10 or 11); Prgrmg languages (HTML); Creating & executing complex SQL Queries (SQL); Quick Test Professional 8.0 (QTP), Quality Center & Test Director; & Testing in Java, J2EE, & Oracle envrmts. Employer will accept combination of 2 lesser degs/diplomas if equiv to US Bachelor's as determined by a recognized evaluator. This position offers option to work remotely. Reports to Corporate Headquarters in Englewood, CO. Mail resumes to Karen Jewell, IHS Global, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112. (Must ref. Job Code 62)

STAFF COORDINATOR Duties focus on scheduling and coordinating care for seniors (maintain monthly client schedules, computer input, customer service, follow up on assignments, etc.). Full and parttime opportunities available.

Work From Home AVON Good earnings to sell or buy, CR, Please Recycle Publication Parker, HR &this Centennial. Call for information when Finished Fay, (303)790-2524

Help deliver the new DEX telephone directories in Denver and the surrounding areas. Must be 18 or older & a licensed, insured driver.

The Academy,

a charter school in Westminster, is hiring custodians. Must be able to pass a physical (push/pull/lift 50 pounds), pass a background check, and have a GED or high school diploma. Email a cover letter, resume, and three work references to In your cover letter, indicate what position you are interest in: fulltime evenings, part-time days, and/or call in substitute.


CALL 1-800-733-9675 For Local News Anytime of the Day Visit

(Job Code # 4001) EOE


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TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Firewood Bulk Firewood

Logs, various hardwoods, random links, you load, you haul. $60.00 for pick up load. Split firewood also available. 303-431-8132

Firewood Cut/Split/Deliver

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Medical GoGo Scooter $500 Wheel Chair $150 Bipap Machine $100/obo (303)279-4490



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Red Miniature Pinchers Dewclaw and tails done 4 months old $100 - $150 (303)430-7217

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Street Legal, licensed & titled in Colorado. Speeds up to 30 mph, $5500 720-733-7789

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January 28th, February 4th, 11th & 18th at 7pm Call 720-232-7825

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CLASSIFIEDS TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100 Instruction


CPR First Aid Instruction

Piano or guitar lessons

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Classes available at your location and time Great Rates Please call for further information Call Chris (303)748-2245

in your home by experienced, patient teacher. Parker, Highlands Ranch, south Aurora. I love all kinds of music, and keep the lessons fun by including music the student loves. Visit my website: or call 303-521-8888 for John.

Instruction Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele lessons

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303-883-1157 / 303-933-5923

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Beginning - Intermediate $25/1/2 hr. Prefer elementary - middle school age. FREE Consultation (303)814-9240



Misc. Notices

Misc. Notices

CALVARY CHAPEL ARVADA church plant meeting. In-

Colorado Springs-area Aero Club offering shares in well-maintained, well-equipped Piper PA24-250 Comanche and PA28-235 Cherokee. Based at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Falcon, CO. See WWW.NOSPINAIRCRAFT.COM for details, or call David Miller at No -Spin Aircraft Sales: 719-650-8667.

terested in having a Calvary Chapel in Arvada? Join us as we join together to pray and discuss the next step in starting a CC in Arvada. Feb. 10th 5:30-6:30pm at the Community Recreation Center 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. For more info: Sal (720)545-7732

Misc. Notices Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201


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Residential and Commercial Cleaning • 15yrsexperience •WindowCleaning • Detailed,Honest, •Insured&Bonded Dependable •GreatCustomerService

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Construction/Repair Drywall Serving Your Area Since 1974

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Family Owned an operated with integrity. 14+ years experience. References speak for themselves. Licensed and Insured. Calls accepted Monday thru Sunday 9am-4pm., pet friendly. 720-722-3815




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Garage Doors

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Tree Service

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We offer tree removal, brush, mulch and root chasing in addition to stump removal. We also have firewood available! Call today for your Free Estimate. (720)234-3442

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All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481

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A new way to bring home bacon Denver newbie Tender Belly is bellying up to the food bar to showcase its pork products. If you haven’t porked out on its products, you’re missing a sweet treat. Tender Belly is a Cinderella story with brothers Erik and Shannon Duffy, who were born and raised in Iowa, where farmers created the gold standard of pork. While not farmers themselves, they come from a farming family, dedicated to the land and hard work. Entrepreneurial fires burned in both, along with a broad set of professional skills and most importantly, a love for good, pure, clean food and making the simple things, extraordinary. In 2010 they joined forces and started Tender Belly. Their business was an immediate hit — the lure of tasty bacon and other outstanding pork products was too good for chefs to pass up. If you’re hankering for Tender Belly pork products, you will find them at Cured, www.; Lucky’s Market, www.; The Truffle Cheese Shop,; or Tony’s Markets, You can also check out Tender Belly products at

“Family” by Trent Bosch is an example of the variety of shapes that can be created by a wood lathe. Submitted photo

Woodcraft at its


Selby goes solo

If you don’t know where Jefferson Park is, now is a good time to figure that out because Corner House, located in this Northwest area, finally opened its doors last week. The anticipation has been building since November when chef Matt Selby, then at Vesta Dipping Grill, announced that this casual neighborhood eatery would be his next venture, according to Since November, there were interviews with Selby, construction updates, space and menu previews, and even a spot on the Eater National 40 Most Anticipated Openings of 2013 for Corner House. Now it is open and will serve a small but carefully crafted menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Restaurants booked for Denver Restaurant Week(s)

Hoping for a 7 p.m. reservation at Barolo Grill, Elway’s Cherry Creek or Ocean Prime during Denver Restaurant Week(s)? Prime time seats at those foodie favorites are filled. The menus for the 9th Annual Denver Restaurant Week(s) — Feb. 23 to March 8 — went live at recently, and many of the most popular spots were “fully committed” (restaurant speak for “you’re out of luck, pal”) before the end of the work day with the exception of early (5 p.m.) or late (after 9) reservation slots. But with more than 300 restaurants already participating in the event that charges $52.80 per couple ($26.40 for one) for a threecourse meal, there are plenty of eateries to go around. But, if you snooze, you lose. One way to check reservation availabilities is to go to “The great fun of restaurant week is gathering together friends, exploring the hundreds of menus on the website, and then experimenting and trying new restaurants or revisiting old favorites,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, the owner and organizer of the event. More than 300 restaurants have already Parker continues on Page 25

Woodturning exhibit shows evolution of art By Clarke Reader A first look at some of the objects on display at the Foothills Art Center Community Gallery, and a visitor might think they are looking at glass or ceramic works. But they’re not. Everything on display is made out of wood. The Four Masters of Colorado Woodturning exhibit will be in the FAC’s Community Gallery, 1510 Washington St. in Golden, through March 15. The four artists whose work is on display are Trent Bosch, Jon Garcia, Keith Gotschall and Paul Stafford. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free. “We’ve been interested in really exploring the world of woodturning, and thought we’d start with a smaller show,” said curator Marianne Lorenz. “If this show goes well we’ll maybe be looking at a bigger show in 2014.” Woodturning is when an artist uses a lathe to create their pieces of art, and what

IF YOU GO WHAT: The Four Masters of Colorado Woodturning WHERE: Foothills Art Center Community Gallery 1510 Washington St., Golden WHEN: Through March 15 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays COST: Free INFORMATION: 303-279-3922 or

makes it unique is that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. “Woodturning is a very old art that was used to create chair legs and spindles by woodworkers called ‘bodgers’ in the Middle Ages,” Gotschall said. “A lot of us learned this skill in our industrial arts or shop classes in school, and are now coming back to what used to just be a hobby.” The craft has grown, and Gotschall estimates there are around 300 woodturning clubs in the country, with at least four in Colorado. Lorenz said there are all kinds of different ways for wood lathes to be used, and that is what accounts for the great variety in the work on display. “One of the most common things people think when they hear woodturning is salad bowls, but there are so many different techniques like etching and piercing that we have on display,” she said. “There is a real variety of techniques and different types of wood at play in these pieces.” Gotschall started as a woodworker who created mostly furniture, but was participating in a Boulder Open Studio Tour, and saw somebody working with a lathe. “The whole reason I got into this was the lathe, which really has become all encompassing,” he said. “There’s something really alluring, really beautiful about the lathe and the work you can do on it.” He was also drawn to the speed with which one could work, and the new areas for design it opened up. Gotschall’s works can be extremely intricate, and he plans them carefully before taking the wood to the lathe.

Jon Garcia’s “circuiTree” is one of the artists’ works that is on display at the Foothills Art Center through March 15. Submitted photo “It really is in exercise in craftmanship, because its so refined and the work needs to be super crisp,” he said. “You can really take it as far as you want to — it’s an openended craft — and you can almost go anywhere you want.” Gotschall said that all woodturning artists work in different ways, and that should be readily evident at the exhibit. “We picked artists we thought were doing out-of-the-box type work,” Lorenz said. “For people who visit, we’d really like them to understand that woodturning has become not just a way to create utilitarian objects, but also a way to create art.”


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PRESIDENT/CEO GARY WINK OPENING REMARKS On behalf of myself, the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff plus the entire Community of Golden— Welcome to the 93rd Annual Meeting of your Chamber, The Greater Golden Chamber of Commerce. I personally want to thank you for allowing me to be your President/CEO for 19 years. It’s not only been rewarding to me but a pleasure serving such a great group of businesses and a great community. I hope to be here for many years to come. Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance and stay standing for our National Anthem, The Stars Spangle Banner by Donald Tallman, Executive Director of the Colorado Railroad Museum. Donald sings the Star Spangle Banner at several Stock Show events. At this time I’d like to introduce:

Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Melanie Knaus-Office of US Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Brandon Rattiner-Denver Metro Area Regional Director US Senator Udall Office, Jefferson County Assessor-Jim Everson, Jefferson County Deputy Assessor-Louis D’Aurio, Golden City Counselors Marcia Claxton, Saoirse Charis-Graves, Bill Fisher, Marcie Miller, Golden City Manager-Mike Bestor, Dawn Smith-President Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, Lin Browning-President Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, Brian WilmsPresident West Chamber. Pastor Dan Thoemke-Golden Community Faith in Action will now give the invocation. Continue to enjoy your lunch by The Golden Hotel/Bridgewater Grill and the entertainment by “Plum Jazz”.

Thank you Candace & Sean! I’d like to thank our Corporate Table Sponsors: ERA A Waters Company, Jefferson County Schools District R-1, Red Hats Society of Golden and Red Rocks Country Club. Our contributing sponsors are: Alpha Graphics of Golden, Creekside Jewelers, Enstrom Candies, Fleur de Lis Flowers, The Golden Hotel/Bridgewater Grill and Mo’s Family Portraits. There are three very special people we all need to extend a huge thank you and they are the Chamber staff. These three individuals are the glue that holds the Chamber together. Please recognize Carol Ann Bowles, Jayne Byl and Krista Braton. Congressman Ed Perlmutter gave a special announcement that all

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award recipients will be read into the Congressional records 2013.


Roy Masters presents to Chris Quoyeser

This award is given each year to an individual who is a member of the Chamber Ambassadors. This individual has been very active in promoting the Chamber in several ways such as attending ribbon cuttings, grand openings, ground breakings, mentoring new Chamber members, attending Chamber functions, helping at the Chamber Back Yard BBQ, and the list goes on. The Ambassador of the Year is

selected through a point system. For every function, program, member mentor, member recruited, etc. there is a number of points given. Past recipients have been Fred Lyssy, John Tracy, Bob Torgerson, Megara Pullen, Judy Laue, Annette Spreier, Mary Block, Craig Baker and Wendy Goins. This year’s recipient of the Ambassador of the Year Award goes to CHRIS QUOYESER from Alpha Graphics of Golden.

Chris has been a Chamber Ambassador for several years. He is always willing to help when called upon if his schedule allows him to. Recently his schedule has been very full which means the business is going very well. Chris accepts all challenges with an attitude of no defeat. He is a real asset to the Golden community. Please welcome and congratulate CHRIS QUOYESER.

GOLDEN YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD This award is given to an individual who is a member of the Golden Young Professionals and has demonstrated outstanding leadership in GYP and potential leadership within the Golden community. The Golden Young Professionals Group (GoldenYP) is a membership organization for talented, up-andcoming professionals, ages 21-40, dedicated to building a better Golden. They are motivated, energetic and certain to become Golden’s future leaders. They sponsor, promote and support social activities involving members of the Golden business community. GoldenYP offers its members a link between their personal passions and professional ambitions. GoldenYP’s agenda is to provide young professionals living or working in our community with the opportunity to expand their personal networks and build lasting connections within Golden’s professional and social arenas. They are focused on

professional development, community service and enjoying the local social scene. Their goal is simple: to engage and connect young professionals and positively shape the future of Golden. This year’s Golden Young Professional is JAIME STRONG, Event Designer at Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club at Fossil Trace. Jamie is a Colorado native and has called Jefferson County her home her entire life. She is a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing on any team that will let her join. She left Colorado in 2000 to play golf for the University of Hawaii while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She then returned home to complete her MBA at Regis University. Jaime has proudly been at Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club since January 2004. When not at work, you will find Jaime involved with the Golden Chamber, at the Golden Community Center, or enjoying all the local hiking trails.


Jaime was elected as Chair of the 2012 Golden Young Professionals and did a superb job in overseeing the development of the organization. Her

dedication and ability to work with Chamber staff was fantastic. Please welcome and congratulate JAIME STRONG.

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Roy recognizes retiring Chamber Director Roger Tapia, Creekside Jewelers, for his six years of service to the Chamber and Community. Roy recognizes committee volunteers with certificate of appreciation: CRAIG BAKER--CHAIR – AMBASSADORS, MARY BLOCK--CO-CHAIR – AMBASSADORS, SEAN PLUMB--CHAIR – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, JOHN TRACY--CO-CHAIR – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, ROGER TAPIA--CHAIR – DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, RENEE RINEHIMER--CO-CHAIR – DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, JAIME STRONG--CHAIR-GOLDEN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, BRIAN VANKEUREN--CO-CHAIR-GOLDEN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, KELLEY JACKSON-CONDON--CHAIR – MEMBERSHIP SERVICES, DIANNE BENNETT--CO-CHAIR – MEMBERSHIP SERVICES, LORNA CRAWFORD--CHAIR – SOUTH GOLDEN AREA BUSINESSES, GEORGE KOWACH--CO-CHAIR – SOUTH GOLDEN AREA BUSINESSES, RENEE RINEHIMER--CHAIR-VISITOR AND CONVENTION COUNCIL, LISA KNIPP--CO-CHAIR-VISITOR AND CONVENTION COUNCIL, JOHN TRACY--COALITION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, M.L. RICHARDSON--COALITION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, NANCY TAYLOR MASON--CO-CHAIR-GOLDEN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, BARB LUDWIG--CO-CHAIR -GOLDEN FINE ARTS FETIVAL, DEB ROBINSON--CHAIR-GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET, JEANNE UMBRECHT-CO-CHAIR-GOLDEN FARMERS MARKET, MICHAEL MASON--GOLDEN SUPER CRUISE, DIANE PASQUARELLI--CO-CHAIR OLDE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS. 2012 was another great year for the Chamber. The Fine Arts Festival and the Farmer’s Market had another record-breaking year. The First Friday Street Fairs and the Knock Your Socks Off Chili Cook Off and Beer Tasting, continued to grow in popularity - with the assistance of perfect Colorado weather. The Original Shopping District, Ladies Only Shopping Tour was once again a big success in Golden. And of course - no one beats Golden’s own – Olde Golden Christmas. And this year we are pleased to have a new organization connected to the Chamber – the Golden Young Professionals kicked off their inaugural year with incredible success and enthusiasm.

A couple of questions we sometimes hear at the Chamber are; What do we do? Why should I join, or why should I remain a member? And, What’s in it for me? As said in our mission statement; The Golden Chamber - Promotes business, community activities, and ethics in support of economic vitality. Here are a couple of facts that prove that our mission statement is a reality and not just words. In 2012 the Farmers Market provided the City of Golden $15,592 in sales tax revenue & the Fine Arts Festival provided $12,301, for a total of $27,893 from just two of the Chamber events. Also, according to Visit Denver’s Longwoods Study, the Golden Chamber is accountable

for $8.9 million dollars of economic vitality to the community through the events the Chamber puts on. This is why the Chamber is important, and why we take our roll in the Golden business community seriously. While other communities have struggled during the recession, Golden continues to have good economic health and we believe we had a significant say in that. And as a Business owner of Brand Evolutions West here in Golden, I have seen first hand, the value of a start up company being connected to other businesses via the Chamber. Gary and his staff; Jayne, Carol Ann & Krista, manage daily operations, events, membership and

the coordination of a small army of dedicated volunteers that ultimately benefit all Chamber members. The Chamber and the entire Golden community are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team. I have really appreciated the opportunity to be the Chair of the Golden Chamber during 2012. Thanks to Gary, my fellow Board members and the Chamber Staff for their trust and guidance over the past year. At this time it is my great pleasure to introduce Lisa Knipp from MillerCoors as the 2013 Chair of the Golden Chamber of Commerce.

LOOKING FORWARD TO 2013 BY LISA KNIPP, 2013 CHAMBER CHAIR Roy, on behalf of the Golden Chamber of Commerce members, Staff and Board, I would like to thank you for your dedicated service as our 2012 Golden Chamber Chair! Roy has worked, lived and raised his family in Golden over the past, nearly 20 years. He owns his own business in Golden, called Brand Evolutions West. Roy, we would like to give you this plaque as a small way to show our appreciation of your Chamber service this past year. Your commitment, guidance and integrity has added value to keep the Chamber a thriving organization! Gary asked me to say a little about myself. While I haven’t ever lived

in Golden, I grew up just a few miles away, in Lakewood and went to WheatRidge HS. My grandpa used to bring my brother & me to Golden to shop and watch the parades. I was even known to visit the brewery for a short tour! I aspired to be a Tour Guide at Coors. Well, I never got hired as a Tour Guide, but, for the last 9 years, I have worked for MillerCoors as the Guest Relations Manager! It just took me college at CSU and careers with Giorgio Beverly Hills, Hugo Boss and Procter & Gamble to find my way home! Funny how things come full circle. I co-chair the VisitGolden committee, am involved with the Downtown Merchants Association and

have served on the Chamber Board for the last few years. I look forward to serve as your 2013 Chair. It is my pleasure to introduce the 2013 Chamber Board of Directors. Please stand when I call your name. Roy Masters, Brand Evolutions West, Past Chair; Dianne Bennett, EDS Waste and Columbia Sanitary, Chair Elect; Gary Bowersock, Colorado School of Mines, Secretary/Treasure; Beverly Craddock, Jefferson County Schools District R-1; Kelley JacksonCondon, Table Mountain Vision Clinic; George Kowach, Mutual of Omaha Bank; Ken Kranz, Dru Short State Farm Insurance, Visitors Center Liaison; Carolyn Hinkley, DOE; Brandon Narva, Goozell Yogurt;

M.L. Richardson, APC Construction Co./Keller Farm Property; Annette Spreier, Kempel Concessions and Amusements; Jaime Strong, Three Tomatoes Steakhouse and Club at Fossil Trace; John Tracy, Golden Transcript/Colorado Community Media; Brian Vankeuren, Waddell and Reed, Golden Young Professionals Liaison. And now, it is time to recognize the Chamber members for their outstanding performance and contribution to the Chamber and to the Golden Community which we are so fortunate to be a part of!

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD The Golden Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award is a very special award and is not awarded every year. This award is at the discretion of the Chair and must contribute a great deal to the overall economic vitality of the Greater Golden Area. This award can be an individual, business, organization, division of a business, etc. and must be in good standing with the Golden Chamber and the Golden Community. The Chairman’s Award goes to ERA, A WATERS COMPANY.

ERA moved into their new facilities in Golden from another metro community in December of 2011. Founded in 1977, ERA is the world’s largest provider of environmental proficiency testing and manufactures standards and reference materials for scientific labs. To express that in a low tech way, ERA makes sure the water processed in treatment plants, air from smoke stacks and soil from mining operations is clean. Those standards also ensure that sports doping tests, pharma

research and development and every other measurement done on those state of the art Waters instruments is accurate. With the financial strength of their parent company, Waters Corporation, ERA is expected to continue to expand their facilities and capabilities. It didn’t take ERA long to get involved in Golden. ERA has a real passion to help others and that’s where Soles4Souls became a project Carl Craig, ERA President, said we are on board. He told Michele James, a


Cybil Sandusky of ERA, a Waters Company super volunteer for Soles4Souls, that there was room in their warehouse at ERA to store shoes. Well, 110,000


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pairs of shoes later, the offer still stands and with great gratitude. Rae Heim, an 18 year old from Iowa, took it upon herself to help raise awareness for Soles4Souls. She decided to run across the country from Boston beginning on April 1st and headed to Huntington Beach, Ca. in her bare feet. She ran at least a half a marathon every day and sometimes

much more to get to her goal. One step further was made when the Golden Chamber connected with ERA. On Sunday, August 26th, Rae ran into Golden where she was greeted by numerous volunteers, Mayor Marjorie Sloan and a mountain of over 5,000 pair of shoes donated by Golden area residents. Shoes are still

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coming in for this cause and has surpassed the 6,000 pair. Golden was the only community to welcome Rae in this way on her trek across the US. A huge thank you to Michele James, her volunteer partner Kori

Bartow, Rae Heim and ERA for this great venture. Please welcome and congratulate ERA, A WATERS COMPANY

CIVIC AWARD This award is given each year to an organization or individual that has contributed greatly to the quality of life in Golden. Past recipients have been Heinie Foss, Marv Kay, Jack and Joy Brandt, Donna Owen, Colorado School of Mines, Foothills Art Center, The Golden Lions Club, The Golden Police Department, Boy Scout Troop 130, The Kiwanis Club of Golden, Golden Civic Foundation, Golden Cultural Alliance, Rotary Club of Golden, Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA), Leadership Golden, Colorado School of Mines Athletic Dept., American

Mountaineering Center, Christian Action Guild, Golden.Com-Barb Warden, City of Golden Parks and Recreation Department and others. This year’s recipient of the Civic Award goes to THE LARIAT LOOP a National Scenic Byway. The Lariat Loop Scenic & Historic Byway is a 40-mile (64km) route in the foothills between Golden, Morrison and Evergreen. The Lariat Loop Byway blends natural, cultural and historic attributes in a route that has been promoted as a tourist destination since 1914 and can be enjoyed in a half-day’s drive from

Denver. Along the route are dozens of historic sites, scenic parks and other attractions, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Roy Masters, Mark Condon and Joe Tempel The Lariat Loop encompasses parts of Denver’s original “circle drives” city parks and are accessible to within the unique Denver Mountain the public. Parks system designed by F.L. Please welcome and congratulate Olmsted Jr. in 1914. Many of these THE LARIAT LOOP, A scenic area have become county or NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY.


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This award goes to a member who is well respected within his or her organization and is motivated by an unselfish desire to contribute to the community for the betterment of greater Golden. Past recipients have been – Bob Lowry, Edna Miklos, Chuck and Carol Baroch, John and Shan Brunel, Donna Owen, Tom & Donna Plummer, Dana Moran, Vicki Wagner, JoAnn Thistlewood, Bill and Charlene Pazar, Ed Dorsey, Carol

Harwood, Dave and Kathy Shuey, Rose Anne Jones, Bob Short, Michael Mason, Don Eckburg, John Tracy, Bob List, Dennis Eggemeyer, Ken Kranz and others. This year the Charlie O’Brien award goes to CONNIE TYSDAL. Connie Tysdal moved to unincorporated Jefferson County near Golden in 1979. Her first volunteer efforts were for the Jefferson County Public School District from 1981 through 1987. She served two year on the Colorado PTA Leadership Commission, presenting classes and workshops to PTA leaders across the state. After being chosen as a member of the first class of Leadership Golden in 1984, Connie was then elected as the founding president of the Leadership Golden Alumni Association in 1985. She served as president for two terms and led the organization as it was incorporated and assumed the responsibility for running and funding

the Leadership Golden program for the Golden Chamber of Commerce and Golden Civic Foundation. Connie joined the Golden Chamber of Commerce in the late 1980s. She became a member of the Visitors and Convention Council in 1981, later becoming chair of the group. In 1992, she became the chairperson of the Slide Show/Video Subcommittee, writing the original script and two major revisions plus coordinating the conversion of the slide show into a video in 1987. The slide show was used to promote Golden around the state; after the conversion to video, the outreach included the whole U.S. In 2000, Connie Tysdal was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Golden Visitors Center. From 2003 to 2006 she served as Vice President of the Board and was integral to fund raising efforts and playing off the debt. Connie initiated a detailed annual report of donations to the

Center and analysis giving patterns. She continues that effort to the present and is an advisor to the Board. Connie founded a chapter of the Red Hat Society called the Flaming Golden Oldies in 2003. The group can still be found laughing their way through lunch or tea around Golden. Connie worked as a philanthropic researcher at the Colorado School of Mines Foundation from 1985 until 1991. From March 1991 until July 1994, she helped Mike Diener resurrect Heritage Square as assistant property manager. In 1998 she earned her Masters in Applied Communication from the University of Denver. Connie founded her own facilitation and mediation practice but closed the business in 2006 in order to become an involved and doting grandmother. Please welcome and congratulate CONNIE TYSDAL.

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD This award is given to an outstanding Chamber of Commerce business member that has contributed substantially to the Chamber of Commerce and the community. Past recipients have been Meyer Hardware, Country Mouse, The Golden Transcript, Golden West Commuter, The Foss Co., Heritage Square, Table Mountain Inn, Stevinson’s Golden Ford, Coors Brewing Company, Pizza Hut, Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Hilltop Café, Golden Branch of Union Bank & Trust, Lafarge West Inc., Buffalo Rose, Epilog Corporation, Baby Doe’s Clothing, Table Mountain Vision Clinic Safety and Sport Eye Wear Zone, Pine Ridge Development, Unisyn Medical Technologies, The Golden Hotel/Bridgewater Grill, EDS

Waste Solutions and others. This year’s recipient of the Business of the Year award goes to ART ON THE BRIX. Alyssa Graves had a dream and that was to bring an artistic experience to Golden and she has done just that. She opened her dream store with the philosophy of “Boost Your Creativity”. Art On The Brix combines playful art classes and a great atmosphere in a way that inspires all types of people to relax and get creative. Classes for all ages are offered and fun it is. To help you relax and get in the mood of art, Art On The Brix has wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages for your comfort. The Chamber received a call from a mom that lives at least

40 miles from Golden. She and her daughter normally do not do too many things together because of differences but the mom decided to ask her daughter if she would be interested in taking an art class at Art On The Brix. The daughter agreed. The mom had said this was the first time in many tries that the two of them enjoyed doing something together. She said Alyssa was the most enjoyable host one could ask for and the art class was so much fun and rewarding. The mom and her daughter plan to return to Art On The Brix and continue this great experience. This in just one experience of many that has been shared with the Chamber. Art On The Brix is located at 1299 Washington Avenue,


Suite 180 in Historic Downtown Golden. The main entrance in off the Alley between Washington Avenue and Jackson Street. Alyssa says this is a great way to Boost Your Creativity and forget the daily routine. Please welcome and congratulate ART ON THE BRIX.

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THURSDAY/JAN. 31 LUNCHEON BE a queen for a day. Join Michelle Rahn at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, for the Walking Tiara Tall Luncheon. Rahn will show how her positive zest for life and sense of humor bring out the royalty in each of us. Register before Jan. 28 at Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Cost is $9, which includes lunch. DOG TRAINING Misha May Foundation Dog

Training and Rescue’s “COME!” class is from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Pet Station, 2300 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Registration required at or 303-2390382.

FRIDAY/FEB. 1 GOLDEN HISTORY Photographic portraits of 15 legendary Goldenites will be on display starting

Friday, Feb. 1, at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. A free reception is from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to unveil the portraits at the center. Food and beverages will be provided, and the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will perform. RSVP by calling 303-278-3557.


Colorado and Paper Bird present “Carry On,” a full-length contemporary dance, live music and multimedia performance, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets available online at by phone at 303-987-7845.

EQUIPMENT AUCTION Jefco Aeromod’lers RC Club plans its annual RC equipment auction. Item check-in is on Friday, Feb. 1, and the sale starts at

8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15299 W. 6th Ave., Golden. See hundreds of model aircraft and equipment. Club provides free pilot training at our field within Chatfield State Park. The event free to view and attend; a donation requested to get a bidder/seller number. Food available on Saturday and Sunday. Contact John Lipe at 720-891-1140 or

SATURDAY/FEB. 2 ANIMAL TRACKS Mile Hi Church hosts its annual “Animal Tracks: Education, Spiritually Connecting and Caring for Animals” seminar series from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Kate Solisti, keynote speaker, will present “The World According to Animals.” She is an internationally known author, teacher, animal communicator and expert in dog and cat nutrition. Other topics include: Keeping You & Your Pet Safe in Nature,

Animal Totems & Signs of Nature, Canine Massage Therapy for the Senior Dog, Training Your Dog & Why It’s Important, Healing Touch for Animals and Grieving the Loss of Your Pet. Lunch may be purchased on-site from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register at www.milehichurch.orgor call 303-237- 8851. The church is at 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood.

TOWN HALL Reps. Brittany Pettersen and Max Tyler, D-Lakewood; Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood; and Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, will host a town hall meeting from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to discuss the changes in health care laws brought on by the Affordable Care Act. The legislators will be joined by Bob Semro, policy analyst from the Bell Policy Center, who will discuss how the act affects seniors and small businesses as well as some of the specifics of Colorado’s new health exchange. There will also be time for constituents to voice their concerns to the legislators.

The town hall meeting is at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

BACK-PAIN WORKSHOP Golden Pilates is hosting a workshop for low-back pain from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, led by physical therapist and Pilates instructor Lise Stolze. Learn to understand treatment-based classification and clinical prediction rules for low back pain; understand the latest research on Pilates and low back pain; understand common spine pathologies and dysfunctions; use basic movement assessment techniques to address spine pathology; and identify specific exercises using Pilates principles to help those with low back pain to return to function. Golden Pilates is at 922 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Golden. Call 303-279-8008 for information on cost and to reserve your spot. Your Week continues on Page 24


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YOUR WEEK: CONTEST, SEMINAR & PAPER MAKING Your Week continued from Page 23



DOG TRAINING A six-week Obedience and

PHOTO CONTEST Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photos for the Arvada Visitors Center’s first photography contest, “Show Us Your Arvada.” Entries must feature a place, attraction, feature or landmark found in Arvada but the rest is up to the photographer. Photographers can submit a photo they already have in their possession or submit something new. Winners will receive recognition on the new Arvada Visitors Center website set to launch in February and/or on the collateral piece featuring their photo. Entry deadline is Monday, Feb. 4. Send photos via email to Jean Gordon,; make sure photos are at least 300 dpi. You also can mail or deliver photos to Arvada Visitors Center, 7305 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO 80002, attn: Jean Gordon. Contact Jean Gordon for information or a complete list of rules: or 720-898-3380.

MEET LEGISLATORS The public is invited to meet and speak with legislators who represent Jefferson County, learn about current issues and network with business professionals. The gathering will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the joint offices of the West Chamber and the Jefferson Country Economic Development Corporation, 1667 Cole Blvd., Building 19, Suite 400, Lakewood. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at

Good Manners class with Misha May Foundation and Rescue begins Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Boarding, 4000 Holly St., Denver. Each class will include basic training such as sit, stay and come. Email for registration form.

DOG TRAINING Leash Walking with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. Join us for some tools and techniques to help you and your dog enjoy your walk together. Registration required at or call 303-239-0382.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR First United Methodist

Church of Golden will host a free financial planning seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the church, 1500 Ford St. Kevin Coffey, of Complete Spectrum Financial Services, will discuss strategies to grow your money, pay less taxes and grow your assets. Complete Spectrum will donate to the church’s

teen ministry program based on the number of attendees. Call 303-947-1565.

PAPER MAKING Exercise your inner artist by making decorative recycled paper eco-cards from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Anything you make, you bring home, and these items make great gifts. Call ahead to reserve your spot, 720-898-7405. Program for ages 6 and up. Visit for information on costs. DOG TRAINING Door Manners and Greetings with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue is from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Playful Pooch Dog Daycare and Boarding, 4000 Holly St., Denver. This class will address barking, jumping, rushing, escaping and over excitement. Registration required at or call 303239-0382.

TERRORISM EXPLORED The terror of jihad will be explored at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, titled “Inside Terrorism: A Muslim’s Quest to Stop Jihad,” features a screening of the Academy Awardnominated film “Killing in the Name.” Admission is free; snacks and beverages are available. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or TUESDAYS/FEB. 5-26 NATURE TALES Enjoy children’s books about nature and the environment from timeless classics to new discoveries from 1:30-2 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 5-26 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 3-6; register in advance at 720-898-7405. Program is free. Visit www.arvada. org/nature. Your Week continues on Page 25


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Not a member? Contact Amira Watters to inquire about attending as a guest. 720-399-5654

Change is a result of action, and it is up to you to make that change to become a reality. The Jefferson County Business Lobby (JCBL) is inviting you to take action by attending their annual Meet Your State Legislators event on Tuesday, February 5 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the joint office of The West Chamber and Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.

February 5, 2013 Meet Your Legislators

The founders of our country believed the main purpose of government was to protect people’s basic rights. To assure this vision was put into daily practice, they created a democracy, inviting citizens to participate in their government. For many, this participation is limited to voting, but to truly make a difference you must become involved with the process. By attending the Meet Your Legislators event you’ll not only hear from your elected representatives regarding their thoughts and plans on public policy, but they will also hear from you. Join the business community in discussing your concerns and expectations regarding pending legislation and policy impacting our community. Often, change is first realized at the local level. By taking part in the conversation that directly affects your schools, businesses and neighbors you are committing to the overall well being of Jefferson County. The elected officials who live and work beside you share these goals, but need to hear from you to implement change. JCBL is giving you the opportunity to have your voice heard, the change is in your hands. There is no charge for the event, but if you are interested in attending please RSVP to assure the appropriate amount of light refreshments are provided. You can RSVP by visiting JCBL is a consortium between the Arvada, Golden and West Chambers of Commerce plus the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.

Looking for ways to showcase your business? Have a ribbon cutting event! Looking for a fun way to highlight your business? Have you considered holding a ribbon cutting? As a benefit of membership in the West Chamber, ribbon cuttings can be held for

both new businesses and recently remodeled business. To find out more about ribbon cuttings or to schedule one for your business, please call Amira at 720-399-5654.

Ribbon Cutting at Courtyard by Marriot

Ribbon Cutting at Lakeside Walmart

New Members to the West Chamber AREI, LLC Vince Preciado 225 Union Blvd. Ste 150 Lakewood, CO 80228 (303) 825-7663 Chris Cakes of Colorado Robert Beitler 633 Park Point Dr. Lakewood, CO 80401 (303) 569-2019 Denver West Bookkeeping, LLC Lori Sandham Please call for an appointment Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (720) 999-4797

Evergreen Capital Sourcing, LLC Aaron Hansen Please all for an appointment. Lakewood, CO 80401 (303) 900-3620

Go Urban Companies, The Russ Bryant III Please call for an appointment. Denver, CO 80250 (720) 295-0338

Fletcher Miller School Valerie Pollitt 200 Kipling Street Lakewood, CO 80226 (303) 982-7200

Insperity Jan Hall 4600 S. Syracuse St. Denver, CO 80237 (720) 554-8554

Flipkey Vacation Rentals Tara Gardner 179 Lincoln St. Ste 405 Boston, MA 2111 (857) 366-6061

Manor House, The Todd Shinn 1 Manor House Rd. Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 799-1000

Pines at Genesee, The 633 Park Point Dr. Golden, CO 80401 (303) 526-4137 Pines Catering Company, The Stephanie Smith 633 Park Point Dr. Golden, CO 80401 (303) 526-4137

February 7, 2013 Business After Hours 5:00pm- 7:00pm Training with Grace 9100 W. 6th Ave. Lakewood, CO 80215

February 8, 2013 First Light Home Care Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

5:00pm-8:00pm Ribbon Cutting: 6pm Richards-Hart Estate (Corner of 28th and Benton in Wheat Ridge, CO)

February 13, 2013

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Lakewood Laser & Skin Renewal, LLC

Aspire Technology Solutions, Inc.

Major Heating & Air Conditioning

Big Bear Marketing

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Nicky's Window & Door Supply, LLC

Botterbusch LLC

Pinnacol Assurance

Bright Now! Dental

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.- Gieseler

Citywide Banks Arvada

Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology, Kevin H. Cueras, M.D.

Citywide Banks Lakewood

Romberg Designs Plus

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US Bank - Westland Branch

Foothills Credit Union

Walrath Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc.

Freeman Insurance West

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4:00pm-6:00pm Joint offices of The West Chamber and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation 1667 Cole Blvd. Bldg #19, Suite 400 Lakewood, CO 80401

Networking Event 5:00pm-7:00pm Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood 7390 West Hampden at Wadsworth Lakewood, CO 80227

February 15, 2013 Friday Morning Leads Group Guest Day 7:30 – 8:30 am Talking Book Library 180 Sheridan Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80226


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YOUR WEEK & COMING SOON Your Week continued from Page 24

WEDNESDAY/FEB. 6 DOG TRAINING Anxiety and Fear with

Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Kriser’s Pet Supply – Colorado Mills, 14710 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. This class will help you prepare your dog for thunderstorms and fireworks, and address general anxieties and fears. Handouts included. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@ or call 303-239-0382.


annual Small Plates, Big Heart event is planned for Thursday, Feb. 7, at Infinity Park Event Center. Denver chefs prepare small plates of food in competition for the title, “Wednesday’s Child Best Chef of Denver!” For a complete list of participating vendors visit smallplates. Visit the website for ticket information, or you can call 303-7554756. Proceeds from the event benefit The Adoption Exchange.

SERVICE AWARD Lakewood Police De-

partment employee JoAnne Armstrong will be honored for her community service at the club’s meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave. Call 303-278-0928.

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL The Arvada Center presents the children’s musical “No Dogs Allowed,” opening at noon Thursday, Feb, 7, and running through April 12. For show dates and times, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 720-898-7200. “No Dogs Allowed” is recommended for ages 4 and older.

COMING SOON COMING SOON/FEB. 8 BENEFIT CONCERT Susan Lee Cable, a concert pianist and professor emeritus at Metropolitan State College of Denver, will honor top classical musicians at “Concert,

Coffee & Confections,” a benefit concert for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. The evening also will feature fine coffee, European gourmet desserts and a silent auction featuring works from OLLI artists. The event is open to the public. RSVP at 303-717-4299 or by sending a check ($40/per person) by Feb. 1 to OLLI West, University College, 2211 S. Josephine St., Denver. Visit www.universitycollege. or call 303-871-3090.

COMING SOON/FEB. 8-9, FEB. 15-16 TRIVIAL PLAY “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a trivial play for serious people, is the adventure of two young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions in which they find themselves over love. Performances are at 7 p.m. Feb. 8-9 and Feb. 15-16 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-4566772 for tickets. COMING SOON/FEB. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 OLIVER PRAIRIE Playhouse presents “Oliver,” its biggest show of the year with a live orchestra, a cast of all ages, great music and a spectacular set. A heart-warming family tale that children and adults all love. Oliver will be sure to steal your heart as well. Visit http:// themusicmanliver. Get tickets online at prairieplayhouse.comor at the door. The show plays at The Armory in Brighton. COMING SOON/FEB. 8-17 TAKING STOCK The 11 Minute Theatre Company presents “Taking Stock” from Feb. 8-17. Warning: This play has some mature language and is suggested for audiences over 13 years old. The Festival Playhouse is at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Call 303-422-4090 or visit www. COMING SOON/FEB. 8-24 THEATER SHOW Lakewood Cultural Center and Performance Now Theatre

Company present “Once Upon a Mattress” from Feb. 8-24 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway. Tickets available at, 303-987-7845 or at the box office. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

COMING SOON/FEB. 9 WINTER FESTIVAL Amateur and pro skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and ice fishermen and women will compete on and around Evergreen Lake at the second annual Winter Festival, sponsored by Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Never Summer. The event lasts from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The festival also includes family friendly activities, and a fireworks display caps off the event. The Evergreen Lake Ice Rink will be open. Tickets are available at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen. Learn more at CHOCOLATE AFFAIR Contact your sweetest friends and make plans to attend the 12th annual Chocolate Affair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in historic Olde Town Arvada. The event features the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Treasure Hunt, the Chocolate Cookie Contest (call 720-898-7400 to enter), and entertainment for the youngest Choco-beasts. Call 303-420-6100 or visit or www. MARDI GRAS El Jebel Event Center will host a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9, with a concert including Royal Southern Brotherhood with Tomy Malone from the Subdudes and Blues Guitar Phenom Austin Young. Tickets available at Net proceeds to benefit Blue Star Connection. FEBRUARY TEA The Arvada Historical

Society will have its February tea at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at McIlvoy House. Entertainment is to be determined, but it is sure to be on the topic of love or something close to it. Call the McIlvoy House for tickets and more information at


COMING SOON/FEB. 10 PERFORMANCE CONCERT A collaborative performance concert of the Music Teachers Association Suburban Northwest is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. All levels of music students performing in ensembles on piano, flute, strings and voice. COMING SOON/FEB. 11-12 UPCOMING AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for “Dividing the Estate,” written by Horton Foote, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 720-8987200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years or older. COMING SOON/FEB. 12 WOMEN’S LUNCHEON Denver West Women’s Connection will have a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2459 for reservations. NIGHT WALK Explore nature at night and discover some magical things from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. How do our eyes work in the dark? What animals are most active at night? What constellations are in the February sky? Dress for the weather and sign up in advance. Program is free and is open to ages 6 and up. Visit www.arvada. org/nature. BREAKFAST MEETING TheWheat Ridge Business Association will welcome Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to its Feb. 12 breakfast meeting, from 7-8:45 a.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Prepaid reservations are required. Register at http:// phpby Feb 8. Questions: 303-594-1520.

signed up to participate in 2013 with more coming on board every day. “We will continue to post menus on the site as we get them from the restaurants, so it pays to check the site frequently,” Scharf said. While the event continues to grow — with 339 restaurants participating last year, Denver broke all records for restaurant weeks across the country — some beloved fine dining spots opted out this year. Perhaps most notably, was the decision by Bonanno Concepts, the restaurant company owned by chef Frank Bonanno, to “86 its two white tablecloth spots, Mizuna and Luca d’Italia, from the Denver Restaurant Week(s) menu. Other lower priced Bonanno Concepts restaurants — Osteria Marco, Russell’s Smokehouse, Lou’s Food Bar and Bones (which are all wonderful) — are still part of the program. “Frank gives his chefs freedom when it comes to menu creation and events, and the chef teams at Mizuna and Luca d’Italia have decided to decline participation in this year’s Denver Restaurant Week because they simply

prefer to run business as usual,” said Lauren Hendrick, PR and marketing coordinator for Bonanno Concepts. “It’s really as simple as that.” A new feature on the website allows diners to share their “Must-Dine” lists with their friends on Facebook, giving them yet another way to make their plans. Based on surveys, a record 404,400 meals were served during DRW 2012, up 12 percent over the 360,480 total meals served in 2011. Website traffic at the DRW site saw 7 million page views in 2012. Scharf encouraged diners to make reservations early, but sent a word of warning to “no shows.” “Please honor your reservations,” he said. “One of the most frustrating things about the event is when people make a reservation, and don’t show up, denying other diners that time slot. Don’t be a no-show! Please notify the restaurant if your plans change so they can fill that table.” And, on another note, please remember to tip your server on the real bill’s total, not just on the discounted $52.80 price tag. Mangia!

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The Women’s Business Network will hold an open house for all business women in the north Metro Denver area from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westminster. The event is designed to encourage businesswoman to connect with other professional women in a non-routine setting. At the open house, guests will learn about the Women’s Business Network and the ways in which the members support each other on an exclusive basis. The event is free of charge, and you can RSVP on the WBN website, www. WBN will offer drinks and appetizers, and all guests are encouraged to invite a colleague from another female-based business. Men who wish to learn more about the WBN on behalf of their female colleagues are welcome to attend. Penny Parker’s “Mile High Life” column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for She can be reached at penny@ or at 303-619-5209.

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Blocks per game averaged by Golde n ’ s Haley Blodgett, 4.3 more per game then the next closest player in 4A Jeffco.




Bear Creek girls’ b a s ketball this season, matching their win total from the previous two seasons combined.


Number of wins in 12 league games for the D’Evelyn boys and girls basketball teams this season.


Jags, Farmers tilt turns physical Frustrated Wheat Ridge takes anger out on D’Evelyn in big loss By Daniel Williams

Wheat Ridge point guard Diego Garcia dribbles up court against D’Evelyn’s Brian Smith Wednesday night. Photos by Andy Carpenean

WHEAT RIDGE - We all know Wheat Ridge and D’Evelyn historically have two of the top football programs in 4A Jeffco. Well, Wednesday night’s boys’ basketball game between the two teams turned into a physical and even dirty football-like affair at

Wheat Ridge High School. The Jaguars blew out Wheat Ridge 79-56, in a game that was lowlighted by two brutal fouls executed by a pair of frustrated Farmers. Senior Luke Stratman scored 22 points for D’Evelyn and was one of five different Jaguars who

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Jeffco League Championships, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, Carmody Rec Center Pool Jeffco swimmers invade Carmody for this two-day event. With state just a week away, this is teams final tune up before battling for the championship. THEY SAID IT

“There were a couple cheap shots but when that happens you have to stay cool. We were getting under their skin because we were causing turnovers and then scoring.” D’Evelyn junior Ty McGee after their physical 79-56 victory over Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge Farmers Willie Harris gets tangled up with D’Evelyn’s Cody Marvel as Marvel passes the ball from the hardwood at Wheat Ridge High School Wednesday night. Andy Carpenean

scored in double figures. Junior Stefan Hackethal led Wheat Ridge with 15 points, and senior Danny Allen added 12 points. But the key moment of the game came early on, shortly after D’Evelyn took a 13-9 lead. Frustrated because D’Evelyn was easily beating the Farmers’ defense, Wheat Ridge senior Tyler Kubasta fouled D’Evelyn junior Ty McGee from behind late in the first quarter while he was driving to the basket, leaving McGee on the ground and in pain. “There were a couple cheap shots but when that happens you have to stay cool. We were getting under their skin because we were causing turnovers and then scoring,” McGee said. Wheat Ridge’s physical play was fuel for the Jaguars’ fire and D’Evelyn responded with a 14-4 run. Still upset about the hit, the Jaguars carried that momentum into the second quarter and then took a commanding 47-25 lead into halftime. “You cannot go down to those guys or they will make you pay. Not only Stratman, but their whole team. We slowed them down early, but once they start to get it going it is tough,” Wheat Ridge coach

Tommy Dowd said. Then with 1:23 left in the third quarter the Farmers again had enough of D’Evelyn and their relentless scoring. This time, it was Wheat Ridge senior Deion Trejo who hammered D’Evelyn senior Casey Cleary from behind, causing Cleary to go down to the ground hard and causing D’Evelyn coach Troy Pachner to furiously jump out of his seat. Pachner and Dowd exchanged words, and both teams were warned by officials. “You hate to see that because both teams have a lot of things to play for and you don’t want to see anybody get hurt. It’s disappointing but we knew they were going to try and be physical,” Pachner said. The Farmers would go on to outscore the Jaguars in the fourth quarter 20-11, but that was only after Stratman exited the game, perhaps as a preventative measure. D’Evelyn (14-1, 6-0), winners of six straight, will play at Alameda Friday at 7 p.m. Wheat Ridge (3-12, 2-4), losers of four of their last five, will attempt to get back in the win column when they host Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

Hoops roundup: Demons hold off Farmers in thriller Golden boys pick up fourth consecutive win

host Conifer Friday at 7 p.m. Wheat Ridge (3-12, 2-4) will host Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

By Daniel Williams

FARMERS FALL TO GOLDEN GIRLS Wheat Ridge put together a brilliant comeback only to fall short in a dramatic 48-46 loss to Golden Friday at Wheat Ridge High School. Down double digits at one point in the third quarter, Wheat Ridge chipped away at Golden’s lead and came all the way back, but the Demons were able to hold the Farmers off. The victory was Golden’s fourth straight and fifth in their last six games. The loss was Wheat Ridges second straight. Golden (9-5, 5-1) will

Wheat Ridge gave a good Golden team all they could handle but came up short falling 54-42 Friday at Wheat Ridge High School. Golden used a big third quarter to pull away from a Wheat Ridge team that had upsets on their mind Friday night. But the Demons used three double digit scorers to hold off a furious Farmers fourth quarter push. Wheat Ridge (1-12, 1-5), still in search of the second win of the season, will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m. Golden (7-8, 4-2), has won three of their last four games, and will play at Co-

nifer Friday at 7 p.m.


Faith Christian boys came back from a slow start but suffered a heartbreaking 45-44 loss Friday at Kent Denver High School. After getting outscored 14-5 in the first quarter the Eagles rallied and traded punches with Kent Denver in the fourth quarter’s final minutes. However, too many turnovers came back to haunt a Faith Christian team that has suffered close losses throughout the season. The Eagles (5-8, 1-2) will attempt to get back on track when they host Lutheran Friday at 7 p.m.


Alameda’s tough season continued after they were

beaten up by Green Mountain 62-9 Friday at Green Mountain High School. The Pirates had only one point going into halftime and the Rams cruised in the second half on their way to the blowout victory. Green Mountain on the other hand has five different players score at least seven points, including 12 points from freshman Hannah Hank. Alameda (0-13, 0-6), still in search of a win, will play at D’Evelyn Friday at 7 p.m. Green Mountain (9-5, 5-1) will host Wheat Ridge Friday at 7 p.m.


Despite a second half rally Bear Creek fell 58-55 Friday at Standley Lake. The Bears rallied from a double digit first half deficit and make the game a onepossession game down the

stretch. But it was Standley Lake who was able to continue executing, holding off the Bears comeback attempt.


D’Evelyn showed by they are the class of 4A Jeffco with their 71-24 victory over Arvada Friday at D’Evelyn High School. The Jaguars overwhelmed Arvada in the first quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 39-6. 12 different D’Evelyn players scored in the win. After a great start to their season Arvada has now dropped five of the past six games. D’Evelyn (14-1, 6-0) will host Alameda Friday at 7 p.m. Arvada (6-8, 1-5) will attempt to get their season back on track when they host Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m.


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RONALD REAGAN Join Active Minds

from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, to examine “The Life and Legacy of Ronald Regan,” including his life before becoming president, his years as commander in chief, and his lasting impact on the country and the world. This free event is sponsored by MorningStar Senior Living and will be presented at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN As we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, join Active Minds for a look at the man and the legend. The organizers will tell a few of these tales as well as reflect on how he changed history in ways that continue to this day. This free program is presented from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St. RSVP at 303-742-4800. COMING SOON/FEB. 13 SOLVE THE unsolvable Foothills Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. “A 43 Year Quest – How to Solve the Unsolvable” is presented by Maria Sutton. For information, email or call 303-935-9192. COMING SOON/FEB. 14

program, on Thursday, Feb. 14, features on toDr. Piccoli of Lakewood’s Spay Today and ourthSherri Legget of Feline Fix/Divine Feline. onlySpay/neuter of companion animals ame,and trap-neuter-release of feral cats mea-are two of the 11 tenets of the No Kill

RECURRING/MONTHLY SKATING PARTY Lace’EmUpSkating plans free skating parties 4-5 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 17, March 24, May 5 and June 9 at Foothills Ice Arena , 2250 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood. Registration required at RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 8 ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Lakewood Arts Council plans a special 25th anniversary exhibit to be displayed at its Community Art Center & Gallery through Feb. 8. The exhibit contains 75 works created by members of the Lakewood Arts Council. Included is a retrospective collection of pastel paintings by Gene Smith, organized as a memorial tribute to this highly respected, award-winning artist. In addition, a large amount of his pastel supplies will be offered for sale during the show. The Gallery is at 85 S. Union Blvd. A special opening reception is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Call 303-980-0625 or visit RECURRING/THROUGH FEB. 17 COMIC TALE Miners Alley Playhouse

presents “Mrs. Mannerly,” a comic tale that reveals truths about the face we present and our real selves, from Friday through Feb. 17. Call 303-935-3044 or visit The Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.


McIntyre, Golden, is offering discounts on spaying/neutering in February, in honor of the nationally recognized Spay Day on Feb. 26. The special applies to procedures performed at Foothills Animal Shelter, and restrictions may apply. Call 720-4075215 to schedule an appointment and for details on pricing; or you can visit www.

RECURRING/THROUGH APRIL 27 QUILT EXHIBIT Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum presents “Surface Explorations by Cynthia St. Charles” and “New Acquisitions from the Anne Olsen Collection” from Sunday, Jan. 28 to April 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. Call 303-2770377. RECURRING/MONTHLY THROUGH MAY FAMILY CONCERTS The Music Train and Swallow Hill Music presents the family concert series, at 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month through May at Swallow Hill Music Association, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver; and at 4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through May at the D-Note, 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada. For information and tickets, visit http://

LOOKING AHEAD LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 16 LAND RECORDS Foothills Genealogical Society presents a Land Records Workshop from 1:15-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Presented by Bobbi King. Fee is $5. Contact M. Posey at 303-477-2392 or

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 17 WINNER CONCERT Xuesha Hu, winner of the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Green Center at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.Jeffsymphony.orgor by calling 303-278-4237 or at the door before the concert. BLOOD DRIVE Mile Hi Church community blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, inside Bonfils’ bus, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 303-363-2300 or visit www. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 19 NETWORKING EVENT 303Network

presents Networking in the City: Business After Hours, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Old Chicago, 3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. The event is free if you register online, http://www.bit. ly/303network; otherwise the cost is $15 at the door.

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 19, FEB. 23 VOLUNTEER TRAINING Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory needs volunteers to collect data on raptor migrations from March 1 to mid-May at the HawkWatch site at Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison. No previous experience is necessary; the only requirement is that volunteers have an interest in raptors. Training sessions are from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at the HawkWatch site at Dinosaur Ridge. RSVP by Feb. 15 by contacting outreach biologist Jeff Birek at 970-482-1707 ext. 25 or jeff.birek@ LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 21

NATURE ADVENTURES Celebrate the wonders of nature with your child through short hikes, hands-on activities, crafts and books from 11-11:454 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St.,

tion, or to schedule an appointment, contact Dee Ann Pfifer at 303-987-7660 or

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 22-23 SPIRITUAL GROWTH Contemplative Outreach of Colorado will host a two-day workshop Feb. 22-23 featuring William Meninger’s presentation of “The Enneagram: An Ancient and Modern Personality Profile.” The workshop runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Center for Contemplative Living, 3650 Yates St., Denver. To register, call 303-698-7729 or go to www. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 22-24 THEATER SHOW Phamaly Theatre

Company presents the “charmin’‘n side-splittin’ comedy”“The Foreigner” Feb. 22-24 at the Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are available by calling 720-898-7200 or going online to

LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 23 CODY’S BIRTHDAY Don’t make the mistake of missing the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest, most popular Buffalo Bill Cody birthday celebration. The festivities kick off at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Rock Rest Lodge, 16005 S. Golden Road. Free admission and free contests, and free birthday cake. NATURE’S EDUCATORS Evergreen Fine Art Gallery hosts Nature’s Educators, a nonprofit organization that houses and trains injured raptors and reptiles that have been rehabilitated but cannot return to the wild. The wildlife show at the gallery will showcase 9-12 live raptors and a couple docile reptiles such as a tortoise and a lizard for kids to touch. A wine tasting and silent auction also are planned. The event is Saturday, Feb. 23, with family time with kids from 3:30-5 p.m. and adults and wine tasting from 5-7:30 p.m. Visit

BENEFIT CONCERT/AUCTION Friends of the Arvada West Dog Park will host a benefit concert/silent auction at the DNote in Olde Town, 7519 Grandview, from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Proceeds from the event will help fund improvements and expansion plans at the off-leash dog park at 17975 W. 64th Parkway. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 24 CHURCH CELEBRATION Green

Mountain United Methodist Church will celebrate “50 Years of Caring & Sharing” during 10:30 a.m. Sunday services in February. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky will preach and former pastors will participate in the Feb. 24 worship service. A potluck lunch will follow at noon. The church is located at 12755 W. Cedar Drive in Lakewood. Call the church at 303-989-3727.

SACRED MUSIC Confluence Choir, directed by Allison Olsson, will present an a capella sacred music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9200 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. The concert begins with an old Mass (from the late 1400s) by Josquin de Prez. Contact or call 303-279-2932 for ticket information. SPAYDAY SNIPPITY Doo Dah Spay Day is coming up on Sunday, Feb. 24, at SpayToday, 1864 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Spays and neuters for cats and kittens will be offered for $25. Breakfast and lunch are provided, and volunteers can win door prizes. To volunteer, send an email to with “Spay Day” in the subject line. To schedule a surgery, check to see when registration opens. No registrations taken before Feb. 10. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 24, APRIL 28 CONCERT SERIES St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9200 W 10th Ave., Lakewood, presents its 2012-13 concert series. Season and individual tickets are available. Email or call 303-279-2932. All concerts take place in the St. Paul Sanctuary. Concerts are:

FEB. 24: Confluence will present a Sacred Music Concert at 3 p.m. This is the first concert by Confluence completely devoted to sacred music. It will begin a very old Mass (from the late 1400s) by Josquin de Prez. Journey with us through the renaissance, baroque, classical eras and end with some beautiful, modern sacred compositions. APRIL 28: Confluence will present an a cappella program titled “Salut Printemps” (Welcome Spring). This program will feature Debussy’s piece of the same name for piano and women’s voices, and will be filled with the glorious sounds of spring’s return. MAY 19: The Parish Choir of St. Paul’s will wrap up the year with its excellent Variety Show at 1:30 p.m. after the end-of-year Parish Picnic. New this year: the staff of St. Paul’s will present a number in the show. LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 26 FLIGHT COURSE The Colorado Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots, is offering a spring Flight Without Fear course. The next class begins Feb. 26 and will meet once each week in Denver. The class is designed to help individuals who want or need to fly but are anxious or nervous about doing so. Participants will learn about the inner workings of an airline flight. There are field trips to the United Airlines maintenance facility, air traffic control, and flight simulators. The cost of the course includes all field trips, books and study materials, and a class graduation trip on a regularly-scheduled commercial flight. Detailed information at LOOKING AHEAD/FEB. 27 BAND CONCERT Bell Middle School will have a band concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, and a string orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Golden High School auditorium. Contact Katharine Parker at 303-982-4187. Cash and checks accepted at door.

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