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March 28, 2013

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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 29, Issue 40

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Lawmakers mull aerial fire fleet By Vic Vela

Tundra, an adoptable 7-year-old Siberian Husky, checks out the scene with her volunteer handler, Debbie Fleckenstine, at the grand opening of the new Eddie Bauer location in the Colorado Mills shopping mall March 22. Fleckenstine and other Foothills Animal Shelter volunteers attended the opening with adoptable dogs and collected donations. The store was offering to match any donation made to the animal shelter during the grand opening. Photo by Glenn Wallace

Pinwheels to be planted for support Ralston House hosts annual program to raise awareness, funds By Sara Van Cleve

svancleve@ourcoloradonews. com Blue pinwheels will soon be sprouting across Jefferson County. Ralston House is preparing to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April by selling blue pinwheels and encouraging residents and businesses to plant them as gardens. “Pinwheels are a national symbol for child-abuse prevention,” said Don Moseley, executive director of Ralston House. “When we think about child abuse, it’s such a difficult subject. We should talk about prevention and getting better. The pinwheel is a very hopeful symbol.” Ralston House has set a goal

of raising $30,000 through this year’s pinwheel program, all of which will go toward providing child victims of abuse with forensic interviews, medical exams and emotional support. Ralston House, 10795 W. 58th Ave., is a non-profit childadvocacy center that provides a safe and comfortable environment where children who have been sexually or physically abused can receive help and tell their story. Pinwheels are $5 each, and businesses and individuals can buy them from Ralston House to create their own gardens, or they can sponsor a pinwheel at one of the large public gardens, which will be at Faith Bible Chapel, 6210 Ward Road in Arvada; Gold Crown Sports Foundation, 150 S. Harlan St.; and Jefferson County Open School, 7655 W. 10th Ave. in Lakewood. “For me, it’s a very easy way of doing what we all talk about,” Moseley said.

Pinwheels will be planted at Faith Bible Chapel and Gold Crown Sports Foundation on April 9, and at Jeffco Open School on April 10. A business that wants to plant its own garden can contact Ralston House to receive a kit. They then sell the pinwheels at their business and turn the proceeds over to Ralston House. The support demonstrated through the pinwheels means something special to the victims of child abuse, whether they are still children or have

grown up, Moseley said. “It’s a nice symbol, and it shows victims that the community gets it,” he said. “It’s a chance to show that the community supports them. Countless victims never tell because the perpetrator tells them not to. It’s a reminder that it’s not their fault.” To purchase a pinwheel or pinwheel kit, or to sponsor a pinwheel at a large garden, contact Ralston House at 720898-6741 or go online to www.


Ralston House is selling blue pinwheels to residents and businesses so they can create their own pinwheel gardens in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Proceeds from the pinwheels, which cost $5 each, go directly to Ralston House to support services for children who have been physically and sexually abused. Photo by Sara Van Cleve

As drought continues to plague the West, and with the memories of blazes that covered much of the state last summer still fresh, a group of lawmakers on March 21 announced their plans to introduce a bill to create an aerial firefighting fleet in Colorado. But what they don’t know yet is how much such a bold undertaking would cost, or how they would pay for it. Four legislators told reporters during a Capitol press Report conference that wildfire season has already begun, and that Colorado can’t always rely on the federal government’s limited aerial fleet to come to its rescue, whenever massive fires break out. State Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, said the federal government has slashed its firefighting air fleet over the years, leaving Colorado in a potentially precarious situation for this and future wildfire seasons. “They have an entire country to cover and that could be a very dangerous situation for Colorado,” Jahn said of the federal government’s role in fighting fires. “When we make that phone call to the federal government and say we need assistance, you hope they can show up.” Jahn was joined at the press conference by Democratic Senate President John Morse and Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, both of Colorado Springs, as well as Republican Sen. Steve King of Grand Junction, who will co-sponsor the forthcoming legislation with Jahn. “Quite frankly, we are one lightning strike, one careless match throw, one terrorist, intentional match throw away from a catastrophic wildfire in Colorado,” King said. “God help us if that is in one of our watersheds.” But what no one was prepared to talk about was how much a wildfire aerial fleet is expected to cost. “Good question,” King said when a reporter asked about the price tag. “Next question,” quipped Cadman. King said that “we’re working on that,” saying they would need cost input from the Department of Public Safety, which would be in charge of the fleet. King also said that the department would “figure out” how many planes it would need. King also said lawmakers will look into receiving federal funding. Last year’s wildfire season in Colorado was particularly destructive. The Waldo Canyon Fire that started northwest of Colorado Springs in June destroyed more than 350 homes. Earlier that month, the High Park Fire in Larimer County burned more than 87,000 acres. And with current snowpack around the state sitting well below average, conditions are expected to be ripe for another unpredictable and potentially damaging wildfire season in Colorado this year. “Wildfires absolutely don’t know politics,” Jahn said. “There are no Democrats or Republicans when a fire breaks out and consumes the land. We know that our wildfire threats can be even worse this year than last.”


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March 28, 2013

Nothing can be better than something Sometimes it is easy to become overwhelmed and super-focused with everything that we believe matters in our lives — our families, friends, job, school, and all of our stuff and all of our activities that we pursue or collect — that we forget to find time for a little “nothing.” Obviously “nothing” is not a four-letter word. It is not even a bad word. Sometimes we can all use a little “nothing” in our lives to balance out the hectic pace, madness, and maybe even a little of the drama that may be consuming us or that has crept into our world at the moment. Finding times to be quiet and allow “nothing” to invade our mind or our space could be really healthy at times. I know that some of you may be laughing while reading this and saying that there is no way to find time to do “nothing,” and if I only knew just how much madness and pressure you face each day it would be ridiculous to even propose such a thing.

And that would be exactly why I am recommending that you find some time to do “nothing.” Now when I say find the time to do “nothing,” I am in no way suggesting that it should become our complete lifestyle. Finding time for “nothing” could mean just a few minutes each day. Maybe it’s even the start to our day or found at the end of a busy day where we can decompress and allow the enjoyment of “nothing” to take over. For some folks the need for

“nothingness” could happen in the middle of the day as an escape. I am not sure about you, but when I actually practice this principle of “nothing,” my world comes back into perspective, I find my center, experience peace, and in some way I am actually able to accomplish more than when I am in full-on scramble mode. And in those quiet moments of my “nothing” I also seem to hear so much more from my heart and my head that brings clarity, less worry, and comfort to what may be happening around me. My “nothingness-filled” moments oddly enough also inspire and motivate me, even spark my creativity. When was the last time you gave yourself permission to do “nothing”? Was it a quiet moment found somewhere in your home or office? Maybe you enjoyed a few minutes of “nothingness” outside during a walk or

hike. There is actually a spot in the trees that I ski to sometimes where hardly anyone else ever goes, I stop, and, surrounded by the aspens and pine trees, in the stillness of the mountain, I take a few minutes of doing “nothing.” Again, “nothing” really does matter when taken in the right context. Not the sluggard or sloth type associated with laziness, but rather the freeing, energizing, and yet restful form of “nothingness” that helps us to get back to where we really want to be or need to be in our life. I would love to hear your thoughts on doing “nothing” at and maybe our week filled with a few moments of “nothing” will lead us to having a better-than-good week. Michael Norton, a resident of Highlands Ranch, is the former president of the Zig Ziglar organization and CEO and founder of

so much iNside the traNscript this week Twelve Topics: This week focuses on changes in mental health services. Page 4 Twelve Topics


Opinion: Columnist Andrea Doray is inspired by students in poetry contest. Page 8


Capitol Report: Gov. Hickenlooper Capitol signs civil unions Report bill. Page 5

Sports: Farmers victorious in March 15 game. Page 26

Life: The Edge Theatre debuts first production at new location. Page 20

Movies: James Franco enlightened on new (yellow brick) road to “Oz.” Page 24


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Council discusses litigation By Hugh Johnson At its March 18 study session, Wheat Ridge City Council discussed entering litigation with Xcel Energy over misuse of a franchise agreement in connection with the 32nd and Youngfield widening project. The agreement allows 1 percent of the funds Xcel collects in Wheat Ridge to be used for moving utility lines underground. City Attorney Gerald Dahl encouraged the council to take issue with Xcel after the company charged the 1percent fund for an undergrounding project the city did not request. The city asked Xcel to move its power lines for the widening project on 32nd. According to Dahl, Xcel is required to move its utility lines at its own expense if a public project re-

quires it. Xcel moved the lines underground because it was difficult to find a place above ground to put them, and charged the city’s fund. Dahl said he believes the charge is not legal because the city did not specifically request that the lines be moved underground. Dahl told the council it would be in the city’s best interest to contest Xcel’s decision because raiding the 1percent fund detracts from the city’s flexibility and options. Currently, the city is using most of the $1.6 million dollar fund to underground utility lines on Kipling between 32nd and 35th. City Manager Patrick Goff said he agreed with Dahl’s assessment of the situation but wants to maintain good rapport with Xcel in the interest of any future investments.

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“We are trying to move forward with some balance here so we keep our relationship with them, but at some point we can’t just sit back and be taken advantage of,” Goff said. Dahl said he believes the city has a good case becaues of the wording in the franchise agreement and the support of other municipalities. Former Arvada Mayor Ken Feldman, told Dahl the city has a good case against Xcel. Although the city staff had reached an agreement to pay half the cost of undergrounding the lines at 32nd and Youngfield, the council is considering litigation to have Xcel pay the full price. Goff said the council may have the Public Utitlities Commission review the agreement language to determine what it actually means in regard to the use of the funds for undergrounding projects.

JEFFCO BCC ON THE RECORD Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners discussed the following items at their March 19 staff briefing. District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin, District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, and District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier were in attendance.

Annual Fire Operating Plan

The Sheriff’s Office will ask for the commission to give formal approval for the county’s annual fire operating plan (AOP) at an upcoming meeting. Among the AOP’s provisions is one to authorize the Sheriff’s Office to commit $100,000 in initial funding to fight a fire incident without having to wait for county approval. Staff said negotiations were ongoing, considering firefighting agreements with Denver Mountain Parks.

Open Space to use uncommitted fees The county collects fees from

land developers to help create and improve park and recreation opportunities. Development on land that is not within a municipality, and not within an established recreation district all go into an uncommitted park fund. The county or recreation districts can then ask the county for those funds. According to the county’s Planning and Zoning Department, that fund has received $35,067 from 1998 to 2012. The Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended that those funds be used in four locations: Pine Valley Ranch Park ($26,800), Reynolds Ranch Park ($6,861), Clear Creek Canyon Park ($1,120) and South Valley Park ($284).

New time and labor system

The county is moving towards official approval of an employee time

and scheduling software system, offered by Kronos. The new program, which consolidates the current patchwork of paper forms and spread sheets that each department currently uses, is expected to have a first-year cost of $197,092. An annual maintenance cost for future is estimated at $39,511. All county departments — aside from the library division — will use the new system. It is estimated the new system will save enough money in internal staff time and reduced mistakes to offer the county a return on investment within a couple years. The new system is scheduled to be implemented by the end of the year. The next commissioners’ meeting and staff briefing will begin at 8 a.m. April 2. — Compiled by Glenn Wallace

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Mental health services change with the times G Collaboration, education key to progress By Clarke Reader The demand for mental health services has grown consistently over the past decade, experts say, because of an increased need and shrinking stigma against those who require these services. In response, mental health service providers, including Adams County’s Community Reach Center and the Jefferson Center

for Mental Health (JCMH), have adapted and improved the services they offer. “Everyone is acknowledging that you can’t deal with someone’s health without looking at the whole package,” said Community Reach CEO Rick Doucet. “Ten years ago you wouldn’t see mental health discussed at the table, but now we’re being included in panels on things like school safety.” Lindy Schultz, public relations and communications manager with Community Reach, said inte-

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Governor signs gun-control bills Opponents see overreach in measures By Vic Vela Recollection of death and violence has hung over the Capitol throughout much of the legislative session, as gun bills have dominated lawmakers’ attention. And that was even before the head of the state Department of Corrections was shot to death inside his home, just hours before Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three pieces of gun-control legislation into law on March 20. Hickenlooper and Democratic leaders held a Report Capitol press conference to announce the bill signings. But their mood was somber, with the slaying of DOC Executive Director Tom Clements from the night before on their minds. “On a day that we should be celebrating the signing of these three bills that make our communities safer, I am mourning the loss of one more person who lost his life to this senseless violence that is plaguing our entire country,” said Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs. Gun violence that continues to rattle the nation is exactly why Democrats put so much political capital into gun-control efforts this session. But Republicans say Democrats will rue the day for their overreach. Among the bills signed by Hickenlooper was House Bill 1229, which requires universal background checks on gun sales and transfers in Colorado.


Hickenlooper said there is evidence that background checks prevent criminals from getting their hands on guns. Hickenlooper also signed into law House Bill 1224, which limits the number of rounds that an ammunition magazine can carry to 15. Throughout the session, Republicans have criticized the rounds limitation as an arbitrary effort that would do nothing to get weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. They also tagged it as being a jobkilling bill that will cause gun and ammunition manufacturers to flee the state. Hickenlooper acknowledged that he initially was “ambivalent” about the legislation, which he said was “the most contentious bill that we’ve dealt with.” But the governor added that “high-capacity magazines have the potential to turn killers into killing machines.” Hickenlooper also signed House Bill 1228, which will end the taxpayer subsidization of fees associated with gun background checks. Not a single Republican voted for any of the gun bills that Hickenlooper signed on March 20. Sen. Greg Brophy of Wray criticized the governor, saying that the signings will leave his constituents in eastern Colorado livid. “He slapped rural Colorado right in the face,” Brophy said. “Oh, (my constituents) are overwhelmingly upset about this. I mean, they’ve crawled out of the woodwork to talk about this issue. They’re on fire!” And Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said his members will make sure that Democratic lawmakers pay in 2014. “Gov. Hickenlooper and the Democrats in the Legislature just handed our organization a sledgehammer that we get to wade through their china shop in the 2014 elections,” Brown said. “Our organization and gun owners around the state are going to destroy the Democratic caucus.”

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Emotions run high for civil unions law By Vic Vela Rarely was a speech made inside Denver’s History Colorado Center March 21 that didn’t bring Sue Westervelt to tears. The Colorado Springs woman made the hour drive north to be a part of history — to see Gov. John Hickenlooper sign legislation that legalizes civil unions for gay couples in Colorado. “In my lifetime, I can’t believe this is becoming a reality,” said Westervelt, who is gay, as tears trickled down her face. “I’ve been discriminated against my whole life. Now, I don’t feel like a second-class citizen any more.” There were plenty of tears and plenty of cheers inside the sleek Capitol Hill cultural center, as onlookers filled the space to the rafters to witness the signing of Senate Bill 11, which will allow gay couples to enter into commitments that are similar to marriage beginning May 1. Colorado now becomes the eighth state to recognize civil unions, or similar domestic-partner laws. Nine other states, along with the District of Columbia, allow gay marriage. “It is a moment that the whole community has waited for, for so long,” said Hickenlooper. “And it is really the beginning of the country changing. That change has gotten here. It’s gonna keep going. It’s not going to stop in Colorado. But I’d like to think this is a crucial point, a very crucial point.” Joining Hickenlooper on stage were lawmakers who were instrumental in passing


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the bill, after two failed attempts in previous legislative sessions. They included Denver Democratic Sen. Pat Steadman. Steadman, who is gay, lost his partner of eleven years to pancreatic cancer last year. “He would be so proud standing right here with you,” said House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, as several onlookers were seen wiping away tears. “He was an amazing man. I’m so glad you were able to do this in his honor and to be able to make this a reality.” After the signing came the celebrating. Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce City kissed his partner, Louis Trujillo, as the two wrapped their arms around each other. “I told him don’t cry, don’t cry. You’re gonna make me cry,” Ulibarri said. “But it was more romantic than that. We’ve been fighting for this for a long time.” Trujillo added, “I told him I love him with all my heart.” Amid the revelry quietly stood Christine Bakke-O’Neil and her partner of four years, Theresa Bakke-O’Neil. The Aurora couple held hands and soaked in the moment, which, for them, had been a long time coming. Christine Bakke-O’Neil recalled walking dejectedly out of the Capitol two years ago, when a civil unions bill failed. “I remember thinking that I don’t count here,” she said. “I don’t count. This is not a state for me. I never felt so disenfranchised in my life, and it was really heartbreaking.” “Now, I’m so surprised as to how emotional I was (during the signing). This means so much.”

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Texas gun battle leads to break in local cases By Glenn Wallace The mystery of who shot and killed 27-year-old Nathan Collin Leon, and left his body in a field near C-470 and West Colfax Avenue, may have been solved by an incident more than 700 miles away. Leon’s body was found on the evening of March 17, across town from his last known location, where he had delivered pizza. Now, authorities say Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, the suspect in a March 21 shootout and car chase in Decatur, Texas, is also the suspect in the Leon case. He was also named the suspect in the March 19 killing of Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, who was killed at his Monument home. According to authorities, the chase in Texas began when a car with Colorado plates was stopped for a minor moving violation. The driver, Ebel, opened fire on the Montague County Sheriff’s Deputy, injur-

ing him. He then led area law enforcement on a chase that reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The chase came to an abrupt halt when Ebel’s car collided with an 18-wheeler. Ebel exited the car and began firing at officers. He was killed in the ensuing gun fight. Among the evidence reported as being collected from Ebel’s car were a pizza box warmer, and a Domino’s jacket. Golden City Manager Mike Bestor confirmed that a Golden detective was part of the Colorado law enforcement contingent that traveled to Texas that day to investigate. “It looks like they might have the suspect,” Bestor told the City Council March 21. The next morning Denver Police Department made this statement via Twitter: “Thanks to great work by Golden Police Department investigators, Denver Police Department detectives and a forensic examination by the Denver Crime Lab, we are confident the Texas suspect is also the suspect in the Denver/Golden case.” According to the Denver Post, Ebel is a parolee from the Denver area with an extensive criminal history, including affiliation with a white-supremacy prison gang.

Moya sentenced for the murder of her husband ‘Cold and calculating’ murderer given 36 years

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Tina Louise Moya, identified as the “driving force” in the brutal murder of her husband, was sentenced on March 20 to 36 years in prison. “I just want to say sorry to the family,” Moya, 40, said, in her one-sentence statement to the court before her sentence was announced. “Frankly, ma’am, I think this is the first emotion I’ve seen out of you,” District Court Judge Randall C. Arp said, calling her one of the most cold and calculating people he had ever seen in his Jefferson County courtroom. Moya’s husband, Richard Limon, was murdered in August 2011. Limon, 69, was stabbed nine times, and his body was dumped on the side of Lookout Mountain Road above Golden. Moya had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and could have received a maximum sentence of 48 years. In his ruling, Arp said that while Moya’s manipulation of the co-defendants in the case was onerous, the fact that she did not physically carry out the murder warranted the shorter sentence.

According to the judge, Moya will have to serve a minimum of 27 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole. Prosecutor Candace Werth told the courtroom that Moya was actually more responsible for the murder, since it likeMoya ly would not have occurred if not for her manipulation. “She was the one who wanted this done and sought the people out who would do this,” Werth said, adding that Moya had actually handed the murder weapons to her accomplices. According to court testimony, Moya had plotted to kill her husband for months in retribution for Limon allegedly raping Moya and her teenage daughter. Moya coerced her daughter’s boyfriend, gang member Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, and her new boyfriend, Raul Nunez-Soto, to carry out the crime. Afterward, Moya and her daughter, Nena Moya, helped clean up the crime scene. Nunex-Soto was sentenced to 48 years in prison. Gracias is believed to have fled abroad to El Salvador. He was placed on the FBI’s most-wanted list last week, with a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Limon’s daughter, Michelle Limon said she hoped Moya’s sentence would give her a bit of closure. “Now we can just wait for the next one to get caught,” Michelle Limon said.

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The event will kick off Saturday, March 30 at 10:00am with a canned food drive for the Christian Action Guild and a FREE Easter Egg hunt in Parfet Park (10th & Washington Ave.). It is planned to have over 5,000 Easter eggs hidden in the park. Other fun events will continue on

the Avenue such as cookie decorating at Table Mountain Inn, Face Painters and Animal Balloon Makers at various locations, register to win the huge Easter Basket displayed at Avenue Gifts and donated by Meyer Hardware. Golden Family Easter is hosted by the Golden Kiwanis Club, CSM Key Club, GHS Key Club and the Golden Downtown Merchants Association.

shopping and enjoying the great atmosphere in Historic Downtown Golden. There will be free horse drawn carriage rides (weather permitting) through Historic Downtown. sO come on down to the main streets of Golden on the first Friday of every month and have a great meal, an adventure into shopping and special enjoyment.


MEMBERsHiP LuNCHEON (GOLDEN ROTARY ETHiCs iN BusiNEss AWARDs) will be Friday, April 19 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at DENvER MARRiOTT WEsT, 1717 Denver West Boulevard. The Rotary Club of Golden and the Golden and West Chambers of Commerce cordially invite you to join us for the 2013 Annual Golden Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon. The featured speaker at the luncheon will be Corey Ciocchetti, an Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Corey is a renowned speaker and one of the Univer-

sity’s most popular and highest-rated professors. The master of ceremonies will be Ed Greene of KCNC Channel 4 News, a long-time friend of the Golden community. The Rotary will honor two local organizations, one for-profit and one nonprofit for their distinguished records in adherence to the highest standards of ethics in business. The cost is $35.00 per person – prepaid reservations required, seating is limited. Reservations and secure online payment can be made at their website NOT by the Chamber of Commerce. Please make checks payable to Rotary Club of Golden.


LuNCH & LEARN on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 am to 1:00pm will be at the Chamber and Visitors Center Board Room, 1010 Washington Avenue in Historic Downtown Golden. Dr. Erin Foley, D.C., Dipl.Ac of MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES CHIROPRACTIC & ACUPUNCTURE CENTER, P.C. will present “5 WAYs TO HAvE HEALTHY HAPPY HORMONEs”. Dr. Erin

Foley will help you understand hormone balance, and what you need to know to feel good, look good and feel happy and healthy through this transitional phase of life. There is no cost to attend. RSVP to A brown bag lunch is available for $8.00, order form provided at time of RSVP.


WEsT RAiL LiNE GRAND OPENiNG AND sTART uP on Saturday, April 27 will be frm 10:00am to 3:00pm at the GOLDEN END OF LiNE for the RTD LiGHT RAiL, 100 Jefferson County Parkway (Jefferson County Government Center). History is in the making and you will want to be part of it. JOiN THE PARTY on this day as their will be free rides on the train as well

as free transportation from CSM and Downtown Historic Golden to the celebration. At the end of line there will be entertainment, food vendors, fun things to do, see the train and ride it for free to Downtown Denver, space available. A huge crowd is expected to welcome this piece of History.


LADiEs ONLY sAMPLE TOuR (LOsT) is huge in Golden this year and it will happen on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at 45 plus Historic Downtown Golden Businesses. Women will flock to downtown Golden for this event, where a $12.50 wrist band entitles participants to a bagful of free samples, snacks and a coupon book that includes three of the ORiGiNAL sHOPPiNG DisTRiCTs; Olde Town Arvada, Historic Downtown Littleton and Historic Downtown Golden. An open house, neighbor-

hood stroll and gentle evening out all rolled up into one big night. Bring your mother, daughter or girl friends, have a girl’s night out or just do something you have always wanted to do, shop. Ladies must purchase a wristband at the Golden Chamber of Commerce or various merchants, and it’s suggested to purchase in advance, as they will go fast. There is a limited number available. Visit for more information or call the Chamber at 303-279-3113.

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Golden Rotary/Chamber 8th Annual Ethics in Business Awards Luncheon at Denver West Marriott Lunch & Learn “5 Ways to Have Healthy Happy Hormones”

Wednesday-April 24

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new law improves open records process Kudos to Lakewood’s newest state representative on the passage of her first bill. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, recently looked on as Gov. John Hickenlooper signed her House Bill 1041 into law. The bill creates an important improvement to Colorado’s open records laws by requiring government custodians to make records available to the public whether they come to the agency to pick up the records or ask to have them sent to them. While most governments had routinely sent records to people who asked for them, there was no requirement in the law that

they do so and in a number of cases, people asking for records were told that they were welcome to come get them, even

question of the week

how did you spend the snowy weekend? We asked people enjoying coffee and breakfast at the Windy Saddle in Golden about how they weathered the snowy winter weekend.

“I drove to the airport to pick family up. It was definitely a slower drive out there than usual. And then we had some hot food to warm us up.” - Jeff Wheeler, Colorado School of Mines

“We just stayed home and built a fire , and played computer games, and read … and shoveled.” - Sandy Fasso, Arvada

“We drove in from Chicago and hit a blizzard about 75 miles out of Denver. We enjoyed the Craft Beer Week in Denver and watching NCAA games.” - Mike Caffarini, Chicago

“Flew here from Washington, and I’ve eaten a lot. We liked the Wooden Table in Denver, and the Windy Saddle in Golden.” - Sarah Wheeler, Pullman, Wash.

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though doing so was a hardship. Pettersen’s bill was developed and supported by a broad coalition that included media and advocacy organizations and representatives of both state and local government. It is a great example of how the public and the government can work in concert to make our governmental entities both more efficient and more user friendly. Our democratic society works best when members of the public know that their governmental bodies are open and transparent and when citizens have easy

access to the operations and records of all government entities. House Bill 1041 is a thoughtful and practical response that will improve how the public keeps track of the activities of governments throughout Colorado, be they state agencies, institutions of higher education, local governments, school districts or special districts. Congratulations to Pettersen both for choosing such an important issue for her first legislative attempt and for successfully guiding it through the process and into Colorado law.

Students take road less traveled by One evening last week, I was awed and inspired for nearly three hours by 28 Colorado high school students. They were the best of the best, the cream of their respective crops, the lone representatives of their high schools — rural, urban, charter, religious and those dedicated to special courses of study or specific populations, such as Denver School of the Arts and Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. These young people filled the Lakewood Cultural Center with teachers, parents, mentors and cheering fans. They also filled the venue with classic literature, with contemporary thought and expression, with their own interpretations of conversations from generations past. What were these 19 girls and 9 boys doing? Participating in Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide contest that helps young people master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about our literary heritage. Students memorize and recite great poetry they choose from an anthology of more than 650 poems. Poetry Out Loud is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, who partner with Colorado Creative Industries for our state competition. State champions receive $200 and a trip with an adult chaperone to Washington, D.C., for the national championship; their schools receive a $500 stipend to purchase poetry books. A total of $50,000 in awards and stipends is presented annually at the national finals. For those of us required to memorize literature in high school — “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (Miss Richards’ class, Monte Vista High School, circa 1974) — such recitation may not seem like a monumental task, as witnessed here by my remarkable recollection of a line from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Except that, hmmm, I was not competing with anyone. Plus, I only had to memorize a passage or two. Students competing in Poetry Out Loud at the state and national finals must learn three poems… and learn them well. Participants from ninth through 12th grade are evaluated on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, accuracy, level of difficulty and overall performance.

Think about yourself as a high school freshman. Then picture yourself alone on a stage, in a spotlight, facing an audience in the center of which sit several distinguished judges rating you on these seven factors. Have you run away screaming from your own imagination yet? These 28 young people did not. In fact, they excelled. They awed. They inspired … not only their supporters, but also the accomplished judges, the emcee and the representatives of Colorado’s thriving literary and arts community. As one of the teachers and mentors — herself a published poet with a master of fine arts degree — commented afterward, “I was intoxicated by the English language and the talents of the students.” From this stage full of talent, Alice Kilduff, a junior from the Denver School of the Arts, emerged as the 2013 Colorado Poetry Out Loud State Champion and will compete in the National Finals in D.C. in April. Last season, more than 365,000 students participated in the competition; Thornton High School senior Sam Opoku represented Colorado and placed an impressive ninth in the national finals. For many people, poetry is considered difficult, out of reach, inaccessible. Yet all we need to do is spend about three hours on a spring evening to understand that the road to great literature need not be the one “less traveled by” (Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken.”) Alice, you and your fellow competitors make all the difference. We wish you well at the national finals. Andrea W. Doray is a writer (and a poet) who thanks the National Endowment of the Arts; The Poetry Foundation; Colorado Creative Industries; the sponsors, organizers and volunteers; the teachers, mentors and families; and especially the competitors for bringing great literature to life. Contact Andrea at



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Extending grace to others

So, what small act of Grace are you going to commit today? f all It’s an interesting question, one I ask of myself frequently. It occurred to me after watchow ing the movie version of “Les of Miserables,” which, while not theyquite as awesome as the stage du- version, is a very powerful ricts story, with many sublime moments. or The pivotal moment of the her story, the one which changes the sfully trajectory of one man’s life, comes o early in the movie. Jean Valjean, a paroled criminal, is struggling to survive outside of prison, and one night is taken in by the bishop of a small abbey. Valjean, desperate, robs the abbey of some silverware and runs out into the night, where he is promptly caught by the gendarme and returned to the abbey. Amazingly, the bishop validates Valjean’s story that the silver was a present, and even offers him two

silver candlesticks that he didn’t grab the first time. The bishop then tells Valjean that he has “bought your soul for God” and he must “use this precious silver to become an honest man.” Valjean proceeds to become a factory owner, the mayor of a small town, a hero, and then a father, taking in a small child and raising her as his own. It’s easy to imagine that the bishop thought Valjean would go on to become an honest man; that perhaps he would even

become a good man; it is hard to imagine that the bishop figured Valjean would go to the lengths he went to to change not only his life, but the lives of many people around him. That one small act of Grace had enormous ripple effects. I think we all have opportunities, on a daily basis, to extend a little Grace to the people around us. As a teacher and a father, I have that opportunity with surprising frequency. I know it’s hard to believe, but kids aren’t uniformly well-behaved. There comes a moment when I have to gauge my reaction: does a disruptive kid need to be put in his place, or does a disruptive kid — whose dad just lost his job and sister has health issues — need a moment to breathe and compose herself? Honestly, I’m sure I get it wrong more than I get it right, but I’ve had a few good moments. Those are good memories.

In today’s cynical, deadlinedriven world, I think we tend to discount the value of little things that we do. But, sometimes, it’s the little act that we don’t think much of that causes pretty amazing ripples. Maybe it’s as simple as holding a door; maybe it’s as difficult as not reacting with anger to somebody who lashes out at us, considering that maybe they’re having a much worse day than we are. And this week, in which Christians celebrate the ultimate act of Grace, wouldn’t it be … good … to try to extend a little Grace to the people who share our days with us? Who knows? You might change the world. 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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Alice Natalie Thompson Alice Natalie Thompson, Born Sept 23, 1923 St. Paul, MN. passed away peacefully March 15 in Northglenn. She moved to Denver after WWII, where she met and married Forrest. They raised their family in Southwest Denver. She will be remembered for her time spent helping others, raising her children, and her passion for knitting. She is survived by daughters: Evelyn Brengle, Karen Wallace and Patricia Bird, and grandchildren: Sharon Osborne, Roxanne Juliano, Lexi Juliano, and Travis Bird. Preceding Alice is husband Forrest Thompson and grandson Richard Bird. At Alice’s request, she was cremated and no services were held. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

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sition as an introduction to each piece. This is the second year the JSO has incorporated the recital series into its season of full symphonic concerts. The recitals give the public a chance to enjoy the talents of JSO musicians in a more intimate setting. In addition the recitals feature lesser known compositions in a

Each group or soloist from the JSO auditions with Maestro William Morse and recital coordinator and JSO pianist Peggy Lyon for the chance to be included. In addition to performing the piece, the musicians offer the audience entertaining and informative background information about the composer and compo-

program that offers a lot of variety. The 2013 JSO Spring Recital will feature the following pieces: Charles Auguste de Beriot: Scene de Ballet, for violin and piano Paul Dukas: Villanelle, for French horn and piano Gustav Holst: Terzetto, for flute, oboe and viola Jules Massenet: Meditation, from “Thais”

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Palm Sunday (March 24) • 8:00 a.m. Preschool Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser • 10:00 a.m. Worship Service and Preschool/ Children’s Church program

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Maundy Thursday (March 28)

• 7:00 p.m. Readings, Labyrinth and Lord’s Supper (Fellowship Hall)

Maundy Thursday (3/28): 7:00pm

Good Friday (March 29)

Good Friday (3/29): 7:00pm

• 7:00 p.m. A solemn Tenebrae Service of the Passion of Christ in the Sanctuary

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State’s obesity numbers hint at changing future By Kevin Vaughan I-News Network

Colorado is continually heralded as the fittest state in the country — but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking. And even that No. 1 ranking — best — among the 50 states in the rate of adult obesity may mask serious future troubles: Colorado stands 23rd in childhood obesity and is even farther down the list in other key measures of the overall health of the state’s youngest population. “If we’re 23rd in kids and No. 1 in adults, how sustainable is that?” asked James Hill, a University of Colorado pediatrics professor who is involved in extensive obesity research. “I think that’s reason to be concerned — I really do.” Emily King, a research analyst at the Colorado Health Institute who compiled the data, said it is impossible to simply look at the numbers and project the future. “The fact that our childhood obesity rate is much higher than it was in the past suggests that our adult obesity rates will be higher a couple of decades from now because we know that obese children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults,” she said. Other measures in the health institute’s data also suggested serious challenges for Colorado on issues related to children. For example, the state ranked 31st in late or non-existent prenatal care, 37th in low birth-weight babies and 42nd in children without insurance, according to an I-News examination of the health institute’s data. That data underpins the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual Colorado Health Report card. The report card uses the most recently available data to measure the relative health of Coloradans across a variety of areas that look at different stages of life.

The Colorado Health Foundation used the data this year to ask the question: “What if we were No. 1?” And while the state currently is when it comes to adult waistlines — 20.9 percent of the state’s population of 18- to 64-year-olds are obese, the lowest percentage in the nation — it’s a different issue when it comes to children. The most recent data estimated that 14.2 percent of the state’s children were obese. Oregon, by comparison, was No. 1, with 9.6 percent of its children obese. The Colorado Health Foundation estimated that if Colorado were to climb to No. 1 in childhood obesity, it would have 24,900 fewer kids living at an unhealthy weight. The foundation estimated other categories where changes in Colorado’s ranking would mean dramatic changes in statistics — and, perhaps, economics. For example, the foundation estimated that Colorado residents and their employers could save $121 million a year in health care costs if it had the lowest rate of depression among the 50 states. The report card also found Colorado, if it could move to the top spot among the states, would annually have 2,100 more babies born at a healthy weight, 32,600 fewer high school students who smoke cigarettes, and 376,800 fewer adults who binge drink. The news wasn’t all bad — Colorado was first in older adults who participate in regular physical activity, fourth in adolescents who participate in regular physical activity and fifth-lowest in mothers who smoked during pregnancy. Still, Hill said he worries about the future if the state can’t address the growing number of people who are obese. “Preventing obesity is going to be easier than treating it, so we’ve got to get serious about kids and preventing obesity in the first place,” Hill said. He said he would push for a simple goal in the beginning — for Colorado to maintain its current obesity rate as an important first step.

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The ‘ins and outs’ of home warranties


uying a home is arguably one of the largest purchases a person will make. It can also be one of the most stressful. Individuals take quite a financial leap when buying a home. Even after careful consideration of funds and budgeting, it’s easy to become overextended. A home warranty can take some of the bite out of unexpected expenses. Although home buyers are urged to hire an inspector and check a property and structure from top to bottom before signing on the dotted line, a home inspector cannot foresee everything that may crop up after a person moves into a home. “When my home inspector reviewed the property he found only minor things that needed attention,” says Jeannine in New Jersey. “After Imoved in, we shortly learned that the crawl space had flooding issues that would require a lot of money to fix properly.” Home warranties can be a smart investment that take some of the financial pressure off of new

homeowners. They can also be negotiated into the sale terms of the home so that the seller is responsible for providing the warranty to the new buyer. Home warranties do not negate the need for homeowner’s insurance, but they can add protection against large monetary pay-outs to repair many items around the house. Policies may differ as to specific coverage, but most home warranties will cover major systems of the home, such as heating/ cooling, plumbing, electrical, as well as certain appliances. To decide if a warranty is the right investment, home buyers should consider the following: * Home warranties are only as good as the company backing them. Careful investigation into the trustworthiness of the warranty company and its track record should be completed. * Read the fine print of the warranty. Learn what exclusions exist, which may not make the warranty practical. * Keep in mind that the warranty company reserves the right

to determine if a repair or replacement is adequate in a claim situation. * In general, warranty companies work with their own set of contractors. This means a homeowner may not be able to hire his or her own preferred contractors to do work. * There may be a deductible or a fee charged prior to having a technician assess a repair situation. * The warranty company may require inspection of the house to be sure items are in good working order before offering a plan. * If a warranty is offered through a home seller, there may be no negotiation on the coverage or company used. Home buyers should keep in mind that there are many unforseen expenses that can arise when purchasing a new home. Having some additional protection, such as a home warranty, could mean saving money on outof-pocket repairs. ■ Metro Creative Services

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Celtic Tavern is best bet

The Celtic Tavern at 1801 Blake St. is in its 13th year of doing business and is ready to branch out by providing Denver’s only Off Track Betting facility. “We have changed as the business grew,” said owner Noel Hickey, “by expanding in 2004 into the space next door, opening Delaney’s cigar bar and lounge. We are now ready for the next change. On April 6, we will open the only Off Track Betting facility in the City and County of Denver. “It will add excitement in both bars. We will open at 10 a.m. every day. On May 4, Kentucky Derby day, we will be hosting one of the biggest Derby day parties seen in Colorado. With the help of our friends at the Ninth Door and Vesta Dipping Grill, the Blake Street trifecta will be the place to be.”

From left, Charles (Brian Landis Folkins), Jack (Richard Cowden) and Henry (Joseph Graves) take on the issues of racism and office etiquette in David Mamet’s “Race.” Courtesy photos

‘Race’ pushes audience to the Edge Latest production tackles racism, workplace issues By Clarke Reader Lakewood’s The Edge Theatre has become the local go-to spot to see the works of playwright David Mamet, so it should be no surprise that the first production at its new location is a regional premiere of one of Mamet’s most recent works. With his infamous sharp wit and uncompromising gaze, Mamet shines a light on modern race relations and work environment in “Race.” The production will play weekends at the theater, 1560 Teller St., through April 7. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. This is the third Mamet production in three seasons for The Edge, but Rick Yaconis, executive producer and artistic director, said he had to work very hard to get the rights for “Race,” particularly because it has never been done in the region before. He said he wanted the Edge’s first performance in its new home to be a first for the play. “The play takes place in a modern law office, and is about two male lawyers — one black, one white — and their young, black, female intern. The team is offered the chance to defend a rich, white executive against charges of raping a young, black woman. “You really see that it’s about the lies people tell, and how there is still racism in the country; it’s just discussed in a more politically correct way.” Yaconis said. Robert Kramer, who directed last year’s production of Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and Yaconis said he was tapped to direct “Race” because he knows what to do with Mamet. “It’s been great, but a challenge because of the new space and Mamet’s words,” Kramer said. “There’s no intermission in the play, and it almost feels like you’re watching a movie instead of a play.” Since the play tackles such a sensitive topic, Kramer said, the first thing he did with the four actors was sit them down and have several discussions about their experiences dealing with racism. He said the dis-

One Lincoln Park problems

The One Lincoln Park building that Dealin’ Doug Moreland and Tom “Lou from Littleton” Manoogian co-own is having problems again. Apparently they are replacing all the water pipes with copper pipes. Water is being shut off intermittently. The water issue has affected the White Crown Credit Union (yes, my credit union) this week and this will be an ongoing project for a year.

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Henry (Joseph Graves) is one of two lawyers in David Mamet’s “Race” trying to decide whether they should represent a man accused of rape.

cussions not only helped to refine the characters the actors are playing, but brought the cast closer together. “I really wanted the actors to be advocates for their characters,” Kramer said. “At times throughout the story, every character could be found guilty of something, and the audience will decide on its own who is guilty.” Kramer said audience members will see the play through their own perspectives, with all the experience that brings. For example, it is never made clear where the story actually takes place, and audience members will have varying opinions on the setting. “Race” is supposed to spark conversations after the lights come down, and both Kramer and Yaconis said they’re looking forward to that aspect of it. “The outcome is pretty open, and I think it will be interesting for the audience to talk about that,” he said. “I want to hear what

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Join Whole Foods Market Denver and Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute for a party to help end poverty around the world from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the McNichols Civic Center Building at the corner of Bannock and Colfax. Taste some of Colorado’s best microbrews and spirits, including a custom limited edition of Pineapple Pale Ale from Denver Beer Co., as well as samples from other micro breweries such as Odell Brewing Co., Crazy Mountain Brewery and Downslope Distilling. Sample food from some of Whole Foods Market food artisans, and create your own party favor with folks from Fresh City Life and the Denver Public Library. Enjoy live music and view an art installation of “India” by Amy K. Wright. All proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Learn more at www. Buy five tickets or more and enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market.

Kempe takes Venice

Now that’s Italian! Guests will celebrate in Venetian style to support abused and neglected children during the “Kempe Takes Venice” gala beginning at 6 p.m. April 20 in the Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Kempe Foundation, which provides the education, advocacy and fundraising support for The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. Italian-style dinner. The program will include a tribute to Dr. C. Henry Kempe’s lasting legacy, a success story as told by child-abuse survivor Althea Austin Flaherty, an artistic performance with an Italian flair, the comedy of Parker continues on Page 25


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COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp wants to hear from you. The next Community Coffee is from 7-8 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at La Dolce Vita, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Come and chat about issues important to you. Community coffee is planned the fourth Thursday of every month. FRIDAY/MARCH 29

BOWLING FUNDRAISER Join the American Lung Association from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, for an evening of bowling, food and drink while helping send kids to Champ Camp. Profits from Bowling for Better Breathing will fund full and partial scholarships for youth to attend Champ Camp, Colorado’s longest-running summer camp for children with asthma. These scholarships create an opportunity s in for young people, regardless of family eady income, to learn how to manage their nly asthma. There will be a silent auction, beer and food. This event will be held at Bowlero Lanes in Lakewood. To register, visit the events page at www. or, or call Durban Swartz e. at 303-847-0270. On




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New shows in Denver and Boulder worth checking out “The Doyle and Debbie Show” playing at the Garner Galleria Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts proved to be as entertaining as the press releases claimed. Created by Bruce Arnston, who also stars in the show as Doyle Mayfield, this rollicking musical is knee-slapping funny. Arnston is hilarious, and some of his moves/sounds are beyond mere description. We meet a has-been country star who is attempting to revive his career after 30 years, four wives and three Debbies. His new Debbie (Jennifer Blood) hopes this will be her chance to make a big splash in Nashville. The interaction between D and D is priceless. Rounding out the team is their one-man band, Buddy (Matthew Carlton). Keep your eyes on Buddy. As I talked with my companions afterwards, I found that I’ d missed

some good stuff while I concentrated on D and D. Here’ s a small sample of the original tunes: “Grandma Flickertail,” Blue Stretch Pants” and “ Fat Women in Trailers.” For tix and info on all DCPA productions, call 303-893-4100 or visit ”Church Basement Ladies” is the current musical production playing up the road at Boulder’ s Dinner Theatre. Anyone

who has been in a typical church basement will immediately feel right at home. The gentle humor is a tonic for the spirit and comfort food for the soul. You’ ll recognize the elderly matriarch, the young bride-tobe and her mother, the resident comedienne and the long-suffering cleric. The delightful cast includes Barb Reeves, Bren. Eyestone Burron, Alicia Dunfee, Heather Doris and Wayne Kennedy, who plays the pastor. Through story and music, the four women, along with their kindhearted spiritual leader, navigate a Christmas dinner that draws a record number of diners, the funeral of a friend, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser (wait til you see the bunny), and a wedding. It was lovely to see Bren. back at BDT. She and her husband, Brian, are now part of the Candlelight Dinner Theatre family up I-25 near Johnson’ s Corner. Last time I saw

her, she was playing a very restrained and sophisticated (for Bren.) version of Mame. Now, she’s back in her sweet insanity. Delightful. Kudos all around to a strong cast. HIKIN For info and tix, call 303-449-6000 or vis-compr it And, byon- an handli the way, don’ t forget the yummy food. the Am Mount Sports scene How about our Colorado basketballfour fie teams? We’ re right in the middle of MarchThursd Madness, as I write this, and CSU has wonsafely its first tourney game in about 200 years. CUnew sk plays today. I have now added basketball to279-30 my favorite sports list. Amazing what win-at http ning will do for a fan base. HEALT I am ready for some baseball. Didn’ tbased, make it to spring training this year so I’ mby Stan all set to head down to Coors Field April 5to man for opening day. Maybe this year I’ ll catch aongoin baseball. It could happen.


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HIKING COURSE Wilderness Trekking School is a fun, comprehensive course on hiking in the Colorado mountains; on- and off-trail, map and compass, nutrition, gear, weather, handling an emergency, traveling on snow, and more. At the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado Mountain Club presents five Tuesday evening lectures plus four field sessions and a graduation hike (on your choice of Thursday, Saturday or Sunday) to teach you how to travel safely and confidently in the backcountry. Learn and practice new skills, meet new friends. Visit or call 303279-3080 to join the CMC today. More information available at HEALTHY LIVING Healthier Living Colorado is an evidencebased, chronic disease self-management program developed by Stanford University. Participants will learn effective ways to manage fatigue, frustration, pain, and stress related to ongoing health concerns. This program is free and is funded

by a grant from the Office of Women’s Health and Jefferson Center for Mental Health. It will be offered from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from April 2 through May 7 at the Community Recreation Center of Apex, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583. Space is limited, so register early; please register only if you can attend all six sessions.

WEDNESDAY/APRIL 3 JAZZ CONCERT Join Living Water Spiritual Community,

7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, for an evening of fine jazz in an intimate setting. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Call 720-935-3999 for more information.

WEDNESDAY/APRIL 3 TO MAY 22, ON WEDNESDAYS WILDLIFE ART Discover wild animals from Australia, South

America and Africa, from giant lizards and poisonous frogs to deadly snakes. Use a variety of fun art techniques to examine these fascinating inhabitants of our planet. The eight-week session for ages 6-12 meets from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to May 22 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030

Garrison St., Arvada. Bring a healthy snack each week. Register by March 29 at Instructor is David Sullivan.

THURSDAY/APRIL 4 ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Are you iffy about insects but bursting about butterflies? Would you like to learn how to attract butterflies to your garden at home this spring and summer? Join Majestic View Nature Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and go home with the know-how and some materials to get you started on your garden. The center is at 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. For ages 10 and older. Sign up early; visit THURSDAY/APRIL 4; LOOKING AHEAD/APRIL 26, MAY 9-10, MAY 16-17 GOLDEN HS events Golden High School presents its spring choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The concert is free to parents and friends. Other upcoming events at the high school include:

IMPROVE SHOW fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26. All proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Contact Scott Hasbrouck at, or 303-982-2813. ONE ACT Plays presented by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. More details to come. POPS CONCERT, presented by the school’s music department, is at 7 p.m. May 16-17. All events are in the auditorium at the high school. For information about the events, or tickets, contact Angela Becker at THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/APRIL 4-5 MUSICAL AUDITIONS The Arvada Center will have auditions for the musical “Curtains” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4-5 at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Chorus dance call is in Denver on April 8, and New York City auditions are April 15-17. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.


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New Transportation brings Transformation In the 1850s, Colfax Avenue was the main thoroughfare for prospectors moving west, hoping to find gold and strike it rich. The gold may not have lasted, but the road did. This transportation corridor developed rapidly, growing from a dirt lane with covered wagons to a paved road with trolley and bus systems, stately mansions and big box to mom and pop shops. Even pop culture celebrated Colfax’s nuances; everyone from Jack Kerouac to South Park and even the infamous Playboy Brian Willms, magazine have referenced the road stretching from President/CEO the base of the Rockies to the state’s metropolitan center. Somewhere along the way, however, the luminosity died out. Jefferson County, stretching out from the now rundown and forgotten road, became a bedroom community—a place to settle down, raise a family and grow old. With the lighting of the 6th Avenue Bridge on January 23, 2013 for the new light rail, however, some of that brightness is coming back. In almost exactly one month—on April 26, 2013—the new West line will open, connecting Denver to Lakewood and Golden. Twelve new miles of track will extend into Jeffco, offering 11 new stations, six park n’ rides and three call n’ ride centers. This transportation system is key for creating two way traffic, allowing people to easily commute in and out. Coming in is what really matters, especially for those under 40. This demographic, commonly referred to as young professionals, is an instrumental force for any vibrant community. It’s this generation – the Gen Xs and Millennials – that keep any community growing and thriving. Take Portland, Austin, or San Francisco; what does each of these cities have in common? Answer: a dynamic and influential group of young professionals. Transportation may be the heart, but young professionals are the soul. This group thrives on mixed use space, areas celebrating a “live, work, play” philosophy. Centers of revitalization, from Belmar to the Federal Center, Oak St. and (you guessed it) West Colfax, are leading the transition to flexible and user-friendly spaces. These areas invite the younger generation in, encourage development, and facilitate longevity. Like Colfax before it, the light rail is the focus of this revitalization. Just as a ripple in water expands from its center, development expands from hubs of transportation. Transformation spurs the local economy, strengthening infrastructure and ensuring enduring communities. 40 West Arts District, Saint Anthony’s Hospital, even the Lakewood Cultural Center have already begun such revitalization to more sustainable, user-friendly and vibrant spaces within the Jeffco community. With the light rail completion in April, this will continue to usher in fresh ideas and creative takes on space.

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Thank you to our renewing members American Family Insurance-Bernitt Applewood Golf Course Arc Thrift Store - Arvada Arc Thrift Store - Green Mountain Arc Thrift Store - Llittleton Arc Thrift Store - W Colfax Bandimere Speedway Banner Signs & Decals BIC Roofing, LLC Colorado Housekeeping Services, LLC Colorado Talking Book Library Denver Direct Mail Denver Disaster Solutions - Dinosaur Ridge Dr. Lisa Lewis, PC - Sustaina Center for Women EDP Recruiting Services, Inc. Foothills Park & Recreation District Get Connected Events Hands Automotive, Inc. Homewood Suites by Hilton Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Jose O'Shea's Restaurant Lakewood City Commons Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Myers Legal Video Services, LLC Pinyon Environmental Planet Honda, Inc. Plous & Adler Family Dentistry Plous & Adler Family Dentistry QNET Services Ralston House Roof Worx, LLC Send Out Cards - Tekrony Smith and Associates, P.C. Thomas J. McAlister, PC, CPA Title One of Colorado, Inc. Universal Lending Corporation - Gumm Waddell & Reed Financial Services Walmart #5957 West Metro Fire Protection District ZenCorp LLC

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Sure, there’s a monstrous amount of pressure on the new fantasy adventure “Oz the Great and Powerful” and for the right reasons. After all, it’s a prequel to one of the most beloved films of all time with “The Wizard of Oz,” which continues to captivate audiences more than 70 years after its release in 1939. Still and all, “Oz” star James Franco said he can’t let himself get intimated by any built-in expectations that go with film, especially given the fact that “The Wizard of Oz” hardly featured the Wizard (Frank Morgan) at all in comparison to the fearless foursome that traveled down the yellow brick road. “The idea of getting a chance to see the history of the man behind the curtain was one of, if not the initial spark, that made producer Joe Roth greenlight the script,” Franco told me in a recent interview. “I knew the character of Oz, the protagonist, would be different. Our emissary into Oz would no longer be an innocent young woman — it was a man who would be anything but innocent — who could bounce off the world and not quite fit in, and all of that stumbling through Oz could be played for comedy.” Now playing in 2D and 3D theaters and on IMAX screens nationwide, “Oz the Great and Powerful” has already earned more than $150 million at the North American box office, and with an additional $136 million in overseas ticket sales, its studio, Walt Disney Pictures, is already planning a sequel. The film follows the beginnings of L. Frank Baum’s legendary character, Oscar Diggs (Franco), a scheming, small-time circus magician who is whisked away in a hot-air balloon from the swirling dust of Kansas and dropped in the mystical, vibrant land of Oz. Seen as a prophetic figure who will save the land and its residents from a mysterious evil force, Oscar at first meets witch sisters Theodora (Mila Kunis) and Evanora (Rachel Weisz), who are not quite convinced that the new visitor is all that he claims to because of his obvious lust for fame and riches. Sent by the sisters on a mission to destroy an “evil” witch in the Dark Forest, Oscar soon finds out she is actually Glinda (Michelle Williams), a good witch who is quite aware of the magician’s shady motivation. Still, she has faith that Oscar has the capability to be a great man —

“Oz the Great and Powerful” star James Franco. Photo courtesy Walt Disney Pictures and ultimately, the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. “Oz the Great and Powerful” marks the fourth time the “127 Hours” Oscar nominee has worked with director Sam Raimi, following the actor’s stint as Peter Parker’s (Tobey Maguire) best friend-turned-nemesis Harry Osborn in the director’s “Spider-Man” trilogy. Franco, 35, said he was relieved to play a good guy for Raimi in “Oz the Great and Powerful,” because, while they got along working on the “SpiderMan” films together, he felt the director found it easier to relate to Peter than Harry — and it made a difference on the set. “In those films I was a supporting character, and not only that, Harry wanted to kill Peter Parker because he thought Peter killed Harry’s father,” Franco explained. “Sam identifies very closely with a lot of his characters, and because he identified so closely with Peter Parker, I think he was little uncomfortable around me at times. I felt like I wasn’t getting the same amount of love from Sam as Tobey was, just because of the characters we were playing.” That’s not to say Raimi was cruel to Franco, the actor added, he just felt “secondary.” “In this film, I’m playing the lead character and I think Oscar Diggs is more in the mold of Sam’s earlier protagonists like Bruce Campbell’s char-

acter in ‘The Evil Dead’ films,” Franco observed. “With ‘Oz,’ I was finally in the full sunlight of Sam’s love.” The bonus, Franco added, was that, as visually spectacular as “Oz the Great and Powerful” is, he knew (based on his “Spider-Man” experiences) Raimi was as invested in the emotions of the characters as he in was the film’s look. “I had the same faith that Sam, (production designer) Robert Stromberg, (visual effects supervisor) Scott Stokdyk and all the visual effects people would create a visually stunning version of Oz, but Sam also had a huge part in designing my character,” Franco said. “This is why the character also has a journey. This is not just a travelogue film through a fantastical land with great visuals. It’s not just a physical journey, it’s an inner-journey. The character starts off in a rather low place — he’s a bit of a cad and very selfish, then moves on to becoming a better man.” 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 TimLammersFilms. You can also “Like” Tim on

Commissioners give green light for Green Acres Northeast Golden spot to become housing By Glenn Wallace The Gardens at Green Acres may soon be “the place to be” for anyone looking for new housing in the northeastern Golden area. The 54-acre development, located on the east side of McIntyre Street around 50th Avenue, received county approval last week to be subdivided into 150 single-family lots. A preliminary plat for the property was actually approved by the Jeffco Planning Commission in 2009, but county planners determined that they needed to reroute McIntyre roughly 60 feet to the east, onto the Green Acres property, before curving back to the initial alignment. “You need to snake through the

improvements (to the west) that are there, I understand,” District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier said. The new housing project will have two access points from McIntyre. “I live in that area, and I know traffic on McIntyre is heavy,” District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin said, expressing concern about the impact on traffic. The county’s case manager for the project, Sean Madden, agreed about the conditions along McIntyre and said that was one of the reasons staff was recommending approval of the Green Acres project was to ensure there would be future space to widen and improve the road. Green Acres land had previously been used as a nursery, but a recent state decision meant the owners could no longer use underground well water for irrigatation. Instead, the owners proposed a housing development, with larger homes and lower densities on the north and eastern side, and

housiing density gradualy increasing to the southwest. “The gradation allows the property to blend into the surrounding communities,” project consultant Doug Reed told the Board of County Commissioners at its March 19 meeting. As another complication to the project, the state of Colorado owns the mineral rights beneath a significant portion of the property. Both the project applicant and the State Land Board representative said an agreement has been drafted, and would be signed by both sides. The commissioners also asked questions about the project’s drainage situation. The property borders the Croke Canal to the east, but will have to temporarily pump storm water runoff uphill to move it into the storm-drain system along McIntyre. Eventually, project consultants say, a county drainage project to the east will allow for a simpler system.

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local favorite (and my former Rocky Mountain News colleague) Sam Adams, and a live auction. Following the program, one of Denver’s hottest dance bands Soul X will perform until 11 p.m. Community leader and longtime Kempe supporter Gail Johnson will receive the 2013 Kempe Community Award, and presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, Karen M. Ashby, will receive the 2013 Kempe Professional Award. “The evening’s purpose is to celebrate the children and families served by The Kempe Center and the many individuals who make this important work possible,” said Patricia Peterson, president and CEO of The Kempe Foundation. “Our planning committee has designed an event that will foster camaraderie for all of our guests and offer a variety of entertainment sure to please everyone.” Additional event details, tickets and sponsorships are available by calling 303864-5312 or online at www.

Tamayo adds bottomless brunch

Tamayo, the 12-year-old Larimer Square high-end Mexican spot that recently went through a major renovation, has upped the ante on brunch. Some gal pals and I got invited to a friends and family tire-kicking try-out of brunch on Sunday, which featured a $35 all-you-caneat and drink “bottomless Margarita bunch” for $35. But the “drink” part isn’t limited to Margaritas. Mimosas made with traditional orange juice, guave, mango or blood orange, as well as Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias are included. And, if you’re a teetotaler, the price drops to $20; $10 for children 12 and under. The menu includes sopas y ensaladas, antojitos (starters), tacos and tortas and cazuelas (baked eggs).

Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full, the stand-alone bar inside Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, unveiled its cocktail menu available to moviegoers asingwhen the theater and bar opened this week. perty The bar pours locally com-distilled spirits from comDougpanies such as Stranahan’s Com-Colorado Whiskey and ng. Leopold Bros., as well as thea seasonal cocktail menu ns thecurated by award-winning ficantAlamo Drafthouse Beverage proj-Director Bill Norris. Board “With the signature t hasdrinks at Glass Half Full, ed bywe’re trying to bridge the gap between the beer askeddrinker and the cocktail rainrders will wao the ntyre. say, east

drinker,” said Norris. “Local beer like Left Hand Milk Stout finds its way into cocktails, and beer components like hops and malt find their way into classic drinks like daiquiris and gimlets. Craft brewers spend so much time creating flavor in their brews that we just want to build on the templates they’re laying down for us.” More information at denver/littleton.

Walling leaving Robinson Dairy

Charlie Walling, one of the most amiable big-shots I know, is leaving Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, effective March 31. Walling’s departure is a result of a “sweeping restructuring,” he said in a recent goodbye email message he sent to colleagues, friends and family. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Dean Foods as general manager of Robinson Dairy, due to a sweeping restructure, effective March 31. Leading the Robinson Dairy team has been a tremendously rewarding experience. I wish everyone at Dean Foods the very best, and for the opportunity to work with these truly talented people, I am, and always will be, grateful. “Since relocating from Houston, the last 12 years in Denver have been the most fulfilling years of my life. This focused, collaborative and energetic community welcomed me and my family with open arms. Valerie and I plan to continue to live in Colorado as I pursue other career opportunities. I look forward to our continued friendship and appreciate the support from each of you. Please keep in touch as new opportunities unfold in the future.” I asked Walling, who is a personal friend as well as a huge supporter of my favorite breast cancer charity, Sense of Security, to send me some thoughts about his separation from the Robinson folks. H e said, “I am fortunate and privileged to have led the Robinson Dairy team and been associated with two Colorado leaders, Dick and Eddie Robinson. I will truly miss these talented friends and thank them for 12 successful and rewarding years.” Sal Siraguse, Robinson Dairy account manager in the downtown Denver territory, said, “Charlie will be missed. Great guy, great boss and so much fun to be around! We are very sad to see him leave Robinson Dairy.”

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Baca at The Inverness Hotel, Arapahoe County: The Garden Terrace’s award-winning Brunch for your Easter celebration. $49.95, adults; $23.95, kids 6-10; 5 and under free. 200 Inverness Drive West, off I-25 and County Line Road, baca/. The Briarwood Inn, Golden: Open for champagne brunch Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Sunday (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). 1630 8th St., Golden, Kachina Southwestern Grill, Westminster: Kachina will be offering Cowboys & Indians Brunch on Easter. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids 8 and under eat free. The brunch also features Bullseye Bloody Mary Bar & Cisco

Oblios Pizzeria has made an application with the city to move into the old Fleur Bistro spot at 1225 Logan St. in Capitol Hill. Oblios already has a thriving Park Hill location at 6115 E. 22nd Ave. Many fans call Oblios a friendly, old Italian neighborhood pizzeria. Besides pizza, Oblios serves calzones, lasagna, salads and two kinds of sandwiches (Italian and meatball). Fleur Bistro opened in 2011, but lasted less than two years, closing with little notice in late October last year.

Sublurbia: Easter options Looking for Easter specials around the metro area? Here are a few options for the March 31 holiday:

Kids Room. 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, Shanahan’s Steakhouse, Denver: Shanahan’s will be featuring a $59, threecourse menu that includes prime rib, filet mignon and fresh seafood. In addition, Shanahan’s will be offering its full menu and children’s menu. 5085 S. Syracuse St., Denver Tech Center, www. Trapper’s Chop House (fourth floor of the Holiday Inn Select), Parker: Trapper’s Easter brunch features a prime rib and honey ham carving station, pancake and omelet bar, eggs Benedict, assorted salads and more. Adults, $29.95; children, $19.95. 19308 Cottonwood Drive, Parker, www.trap-

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Skipper provides pitching and hitting in shutout victory Arvada get no hit; Alameda snaps losing streak By Daniel Williams BOULDER – Ralston Valley used a near perfect pitching effort for an 8-0 victory Friday at Legacy High School. Senior Dan Skipper threw just over four innings giving up four hits for three Mustangs. Skipper also got involved offensively going 3-for-4 from the plate. Senior Daniel Jurney went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Ralston Valley (3-0) will participate in the Chris Moon Memorial Cherry Field Classic in Tucson, Arizona this week.

Alameda snaps skid

Fuelled by a huge fourth inning Alameda beat Thornton 10-7 March 21 at Alameda High School. Down 3-0 the Pirates scored seven runs in the fourth inning with the help of sophomore Allen Elliot. Elliot went 3-for-5 and drove in four runs. With the victory Alameda snapped a three game losing streak. The Pirates (2-3) will play Golden at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at All Star Park.

Arvada no hit by Peak to Peak

Arvada lost their first game of the season after they were no hit by Peak to Peak and beat 10-0 Friday at Arvada High School. Junior Nick Kelly tossed the no-hitter striking out eight batters and walking just one batter over five innings of work. Despite the no-no the Bulldogs have had a strong start to the season and has scored at least nine runs in their first three games. Arvada (2-1-1) will host Green Mountain at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Wildcats still winless

Arvada West is still searching for their first win after falling to Rock Canyon 9-2 Tuesday at Arvada West High School. A-West sophomore Jesse Gonzales went 2-for-3 and scored a run, and sophomore Joe Rosenstein went 2-for-2 with a double, but the Wildcats had already dug themselves into a hole. Rock Canyon scored four first inning runs and then four more in the seventh inning and the Wildcats weren’t able to keep up offensively. Arvada West (0-3) is participating in the Chris Moon Memorial Cherry Field Classic in Tucson, Arizona this week.

Bears big over Heritage

Bear Creek got nine fifth inning runs and then hung on for a 14-8 victory Tuesday at Heritage High School. The Bears used 17 hits with five of those hits coming from junior Alex DeBell. DeBell went a perfect 5-for-5 and scored a pair of runs. In addition, senior Chris Barttelbort went 3-for-5 driving in four runs and scoring three more runs by himself. The Bears (2-1) will play at Loveland High School at 4 p.m. April 4.

Clearly clears bases

Senior Chase Clearly gave up just a single hit and his D’Evelyn teammates helped hit their way to a 10-0 victory Thursday at Pueblo Centennial High School.

Wheat Ridge Farmers shown in their 14-6 victory over Roosevelt on March 15. Photo by Dan Williams Clearly gave up just one hit over four strong inning of work for his first win of the season. Senior Cody Marvel provided the offense going 2-for-2 with three RBI. D’Evelyn (2-0) will participate in the Coach Bob National Invitational Tournament in Surprise, Arizona this week.

Eagles give up lead, game

Faith Christian gave up an early lead and fell to Prairie View 7-4 March 21 at Prairie View High School. The Eagles got out to a 3-0 lead but then gave all three runs back in the third inning. Then after a game was tied 4-4, Faith Christian then gave up three more runs in the sixth inning. Faith Christian senior Steven Galambos went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs. The Eagles (1-1, 1-0) will host Colorado Academy at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Rams off to fast start

Green Mountain shutout George Washington 12-0 March 20 at Green Mountain High School. The Rams held Green Mountain to just four hits, while piling up 11 hits of their own and scoring runs in each of the first four innings. Green Mountain sophomore Cole Shetterly had a monster day going 3-f0r-3 which included a home runs and five RBI.

The Rams (2-0) have outscored their opponents 35-0 in their first two games. They will participate in the Coach Bob National Invitational Tournament in Surprise, Arizona this week.

Tigers comeback for win

Lakewood outlasted a scoring slugfest and hung on for a 17-12 victory March 21 at Boulder High School. Down 11-6 late in the contest the Tigers suddenly got red-hot and reeled off 11 sixth innings runs. Lakewood was fuelled by Matt McMillan huge afternoon where the senior went 3-for-5 with five RBI. Junior Parker Cormack went 2-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs. The Tigers (2-1) are participating in the Greenway Festival Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona this week.

Pomona falls in opener

Pomona scored four seventh innings but their rally fell short as they fell 9-8 March 18 at Northglenn High School. Northglenn took a 9-4 lead into the game’s final inning and although the Panthers’ bats heated up late their effort came up just short. Pomona senior Ryan Abts went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs, and senior Sean McClure went 3-for-4. The Panthers (0-1) are participating in the Chris Moon Memorial Cherry Field Classic in Tucson, Ariz., this week.

Arvada West wrestling to host German National Team Wrestlers from Arvada-Broomfield By Daniel Williams ARVADA – Germans are invading Arvada – the German National Team, that is. Arvada West High School will host the German Youth National Team as they take on the Arvada-Broomfield All-Star Wrestling Team Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the main gym. The German team features the best 13 to 17-year-olds in their country will wrestle

against the best wrestlers in Arvada and Broomfield, including those from 5A state champs Pomona, Ralston Valley and AWest. “This is a very fun and very unique opportunity for some of the best wrestlers in Arvada to go against some of the best Germany has to offer,” Arvada West athletic director Steve Anderson said. The German wrestlers will be in Denver area for five days and three days in Grand Junction. Cheerleaders, poms and dancers will perform during match as well as Pomona’s band. The Mayor of Arvada is even rumored to be making an appearance.

In other Jeffco sports news: Beware of fake fundraiser. Bear Creek High School has alerted the media and local businesses that a company going by the name of “HS Posters” is calling business owners with false pretenses claiming they are doing the sports posters for the high school. Bear Creek High School is in no way affiliated with HS Posters and, receives no financial return from their efforts or any posters. Please do not donate any money or purchase any advertising from this company. If you have already purchased anything from them please request an immedi-

ate refund and fax a copy of any invoices, posters, or relevant documentation to (619) 502-7535. Bear Creek’s athletic department works with Big Game Promotions to produce their seasonal sports poster. They will be assisting in the fundraising efforts for the 20132014 school year. Big Game Promotions ( is the only authorized poster company for our school. Local businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor advertising space on the posters, with a portion of the funds going directly back to Bear Creek High School athletic department.



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Kyle Banister is a fulltime artist with many talents and many interests. “I don’t have a favorite medium. I like them all,” he said with a smile. “As for subjects, I like to draw everything I see and I will do artwork on just about anything that stands still long enough for me to get to work.” He uses a variety of mediums including markers, acrylics and enamels and his subjects vary from a painting of a woman done on wood to his artwork on golf carts created for the Birmingham Barons baseball team. But he’ll tell you his favorite subject is baseball. His said his works are where baseball meets art. “I think baseball is the greatest game there is,” he said with a smile. “It’s simply a great metaphor for life. My grandfathers both loved baseball and encouraged me to play even though I was too small to really play the game.” He played youth baseball on the old fields at Englewood City Park, was sold in the 1960s for development of Cinderella City Shopping Mall. That early exposure, he said, planted the seeds of his love for

baseball, and he likes to tell stories through his artwork centered on baseball. He said it isn’t just the players, but it also is about the inner workings of the game. He said he set out to try to make a living doing baseball art even though there wasn’t a big market for sports art in the Denver area. He said he was fortunate to make good connections doing art focused on baseball. He also branches out to other sports including wrestling, football and, most recently, hockey. He does some artwork for Root Sports, and a drawing he did for Root Sports of a portrait of Todd Helton done against a background of a baseball scorebook won an Emmy Award. He has a big date on opening day for the Rockies when, for the second year, he will be doing chalk art outside Coors Field. He said it was a hit last year on opening day and he was pleased to be invited back. He said he likes different media and doesn’t have a favorite, and he also is looking for new fields he can explore with his art, which now includes body art. Banister said he had the bug to do art since he was a kid but everyone discouraged him, telling him his artistic talents were fine but he couldn’t earn a living. “I believed them so I never took an art class in high school,” he said. “Instead I took all those classes like algebra that I thought would help me get a steady

Artist Kyle Banister letters a specialty golf cart for the Birmingham (Ala.) Barons minor-league baseball team. He paints a variety of subjects, but any aspect of baseball is his favorite. The artist grew up playing baseball at Englewood City Park, which was replaced by the old Cinderalla City mall. Photo by Tom Munds job.” The former Englewood resident said he never gave up “playing with art” in every job he had, including painting designs on vehicles when he was in the motor pool in the Army. He lettered race cars and, while working for Burt Subaru, painted national ski team designs on their vehicles. He went on to start a sign company, and he said he considered himself a graphic designer, not an artist. He said life changed in 2001 when he took some classes and a couple instructors told him he was a good artist. “I followed their advice, entered a couple art shows that led to my first solo art show and kicked off my ca-

reer as a full-time working artist,” he said. He said his only regret was he didn’t make the decision to become a full-time

artist 40 years ago, about the time he graduated from Alameda High School. Banister grew up in Englewood and attended

Petersburg School through the fourth grade. His family eventually moved to Lakewood and he still lives in southern Jefferson County.

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