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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 29, Issue 45

‘It’s not all cake and ice cream down on 38th. There have been some problems presented.’

Councilman Mike Stites

Parking time limit at issue By Hugh Johnson

“We had volunteers that said they walk it every day and they love to help. There’s a real community connection.” Hundreds of more trees will be planted in the next few years to replace trees that

Wheat Ridge City Council considered enforcing a two-hour parking limit in certain spaces on 38th Avenue, but the discussion hit a snag when Councilman Mike Stites requested a special provision be granted to business owners who lost parking spaces due 38th’s initial renovation. At the April 22 study session, Wheat Ridge Police Chief Daniel Brennan informed council of complaints his department had received from 38th Avenue business owners regarding people violating two-hour parking limits. Staff had decided to put the signs up in order to regulate the flow of business and enable customers to park on 38th, do their shopping and then depart. Brennan said there isn’t anything in the Model Traffic Code (MTC) that enables the police to enforce violations of the limit. “I certainly don’t have a parking enforcement unit that I can send up and down 38th Avenue and other places to look at generating revenue from a parking perspective,“ said Brennan. “We do get citizen calls in regards to vehicles that are parked in front of their business that from their perspective might be impacting their sales.” Councilman Mike Stites of District III asked what would happen to business owners who needed to park on 38th because their parking lots were eliminated due to street renovation. Stites proposed that the city give parking permits to business owners who were affected by the changes. “Construction on 38th has affected some businesses,” said Stites. “It’s not all cake and ice cream down on 38th. There have been some problems presented.” Brennan said although he sympathizes with the business owners, allowing them to park on the corridor may end up defeating

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Evergreen resident Karen Stephens plants a shrub along Clear Creek at Prospect Park during Wheat Ridge’s Arbor Day celebration that kicked off the city’s Revive the Greenbelt project. Photos by Sara Van Cleve

Trees to help revitalize park Volunteers plant nearly 200 trees, shrubs along Clear Creek in Prospect Park By Sara Van Cleve Prospect Park in Wheat Ridge lost hundreds of trees and shrubs due to a winter storm in 2009. On April 27, about 100 residents came together to revitalize the park near Clear Creek through the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration. “I love to garden and there’s too much snow on the ground where I live (in Evergreen),” said Karen Stephens, who grew up near Wheat Ridge. “I’m ready to plant. This is a good cause and I like to give back when I can.” Residents, with the help of the city of Wheat Ridge and the Institute for Environmental Solutions, planted nearly 200 new trees and shrubs along Clear Creek. “Clear Creek in naturally channelized so it no longer floods out, which it needs for natural cottonwoods and other species to grow,” said Margaret Paget, who is a Wheat Ridge Forestry and Open Space supervisor. “The only way to get these species now is to plant them.”

Wheat Ridge resident Becky Hathorne plants a new tree along Clear Creek at Prospect Park during Wheat Ridge’s Arbor Day celebration April 27. The Arbor Day celebration kicked off the city’s Revive the Greenbelt project. Numerous trees were lost along the Greenbelt due to a winter storm in 2009. Photo by Sara Van Cleve The Arbor Day celebration is the first of several tree plantings that are planned over the next few years as the city attempts to revitalize the Greenbelt — a 6.5-mile long, 300-acre area near Clear Creek that runs through Wheat Ridge. “Residents love the park,” Paget said.

City supports competitive home loan program By Hugh Johnson Wheat Ridge is joining a program that provides competitive home loans for lower and middle income families.

At its April 22 meeting, Wheat Ridge City Council approved a resolution allowing for Wheat Ridge’s participation in the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program. The Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program was designed


to alleviate financial burdens associated with purchasing a home. The program grants down payment assistance equal to 3 percent of the loan along with an additional 1 percent on origination fees. Also, the program offers competitive 30-year fixed rate VA or FHA home loans at anticipated rate of 3.5 percent. The program operates through the city and county of Denver but extends to Edgewater, Littleton, Dacono and now includes Wheat Ridge. More jurisdictions are expected to join Denver throughout the year. Since 1997, the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program has

assisted in the origination of 1,331 loans totaling $178,648,679. In 2007, the program lost some of it’s momentum because of the advent of adjustable rate mortgages. After the housing market collapse of 2008, the program was suspended. Now, as the housing market recovers, Denver looks to retain its regional competitive advantage by creating affordable opportunities for more people to own homes. Twelve lenders are participating in the program including Air Academy Federal Credit Union, Ent Federal Credit Union, Citywide Home Loans and Rocky Mountain Mortgage Specialists Inc. US Bank will be servicing the

loans. Eligible homebuyers must make less than $91,000 for two or fewer occupants or $103,000 for three or more. Other qualifications include a 640 FICO score and a maximum debt-to-income ratio of 45. There is no first-time homebuyer requirement. Council is excited to join the Loan continues on Page 18

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Teen stage production isn’t child’s play

They file onto the stage, in red-andwhite collared shirts, 10 young women and men intent on provoking indignation among the hundreds of sophomores in the audience. Their words overlap into layers, resounding, pulsing, reverberating: It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We are victims. We can fight it … Feel the outrage in this room. Then: “If you are holding a card with the number five on it, please stand.” Across the auditorium, boys and girls slowly, unsurely, rise.

One in five high school students reports being physically or sexually abused, or both, by a dating partner, students are told. “If you are standing,” a voice says from the stage, “you are giving our statistic a visual image. Standing does not necessarily depict your future.” But, if you don’t pay attention, it could. On a recent morning, the Encore Players, an acting troupe comprised of juniors and seniors from Chaparral High School in Parker, presented a 20-minute performance called “The Outrage” to sophomore students at another school. Its purpose is to educate about teen dating violence, a problem on the rise — to define in no uncertain terms the meaning of rape and sexual assault. “It’s such a powerful message to share with kids,” said Ann Carter, director of the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center in Douglas County. It becomes even more powerful when teens themselves tell the story. Initially, there was a bit of awkwardness among the actors. “I was a little uncomfortable with it at first,” junior Alex Soto said. “It covers topics people don’t usually bring up. You don’t talk

about things like this in everyday conversation.” But then came the education piece: “I was pretty shocked,” senior Sam Larson said. “I had no idea the extent to which this is a problem.” And, finally, the realization they could make a difference: “A theater isn’t necessarily for entertainment purposes,” junior Anne Heart said. “It’s for getting a message across.” Their teacher, David Peterson, agreed. Besides dealing with an issue that could affect them, he said, the production “is a wonderful experience for students to learn about the social change that can come from an art form like theater. … Hearing that your performance has helped someone is a powerful experience.” “The Outrage” also demonstrates the power of community working together to create change, in this case an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and a school district. Carter, from the women’s center, had seen a YouTube clip of “The Outrage” and immediately thought it would be an effective educational tool. “Teen violence tends to get hidden — they think that’s just part of growing up, that it’s not a big deal,” Carter said. But it’s learned behavior, and that can carry into adulthood. So, the center bought the rights to the script about two years ago and approached Peterson about having his students perform it at a gala fundraiser. The perfor-

celebrations Sophomore Grace Hollenbeck, of Wheat Ridge, spent spring break in Chicago as part of an Art Club tour sponsored by Concordia University, Neb. Hollenbeck, along with 15 other students, visited the Art Institute of Chicago and explored the artistic attractions, music and cuisine of the city.

Carolyn Campbell, of Wheat Ridge, a senior majoring in political science, was selected to serve as a Fort Hays State University orientation assistant for the 2013 spring and fall semesters. Micah Hollenbeck, of Wheat Ridge, recently designed the cover of a new statistics textbook written by a Concordia University,

statements: • One in four teenage girls in a relationship say they have gone further sexually than they wanted to because of pressure • Eighty percent of teens consider verbal abuse “a serious issue” for their age group • Fifty-four percent of parents say they have not talked to their child about dating violence • One in three teenagers say they know a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, strangled or physically hurt by his or her partner • Eight of 10 female survivors of rape know their rapist as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance And then there’s this one: One woman is abused every nine seconds. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. To the Encore members, the statistics on the page have become real. Brandes said: “They are people.”

They line the stage, in their red-andwhite shirts, young faces with hopeful hearts and a message intended to shock into action. The words overlap. They resound. Pulse. Reverberate. They envelop the listening students. Education … Strength … Courage … This is the change. It is happening. It is around us. There is abuse. There is assault. We will stop it. We will fight it. Change the rage in this room.

Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears every other week. She can be reached at ahealey@ourcoloradonews. com or 303-566-4110.

inside the transcript this week Nebraska, professor. Hollenbeck, who is a senior pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design and illustration from Concordia, spent two weeks designing the front and back covers of the book “Essentials of Mathematical Statistics.” The textbook was written by Associate Professor of Mathematics Brian Albright. The book was

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mance touched several audience members so much they provided seed money to produce it in high schools. The Douglas County School District agreed to pilot it this school year in three high schools. Next school year, the Encore Players will perform for sophomores in all of the district’s high schools, always accompanied by someone from the women’s center to answer questions and provide resources. “Relationship safety … is a topic we all value, and all our kids could benefit from hearing about it,” said Staci McCormack, the district’s student wellness coordinator. “Kids might not be in it (violence), but they are affected, they are impacted, because it is around them.” And because of technology, “our generation has a lot more diverse forms of dating violence,” junior Kirsten Brandes said. Texting. The Internet. Social media. They all can make it easier for abuse to happen. Lynn Adams from the women’s center told students at the performance the story of a 10th-grade girl who received 17 threatening texts, including one of a gun, from her exboyfriend because they broke up. “When things like that happen, it’s pretty serious,” she said. “It could potentially ruin your life.” The incidence of dating violence among teens is growing, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It reports 25 percent of teens say they are victims of dating violence, whether it be emotional, psychological, physical or sexual, and 54 percent have witnessed such violence among their peers. Carter wants teens to know unequivocally those relationships are not OK. “You need to have a respectful relationship where both parties have a voice, where both parties are empowered to make decisions to have the relationship go in the way they both want it to go.” In its 20 minutes, “The Outrage” covers a lot of ground. Woven among short scenes that depict a boyfriend’s physical abuse and how to get help are these eye-opening

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Educators focus on fitness, childhood obesity

Inaugural summit at Arvada Center discusses health issues, staying l active in classroom y

‘There’s an increase in childhood obesity and a decline in traditional PE and recess.’


Nate Whitman, director of ASAP

gBy Sara Van Cleve

a , With the ever-growing epidemic of childyhood obesity, schools are looking for new ways to get children active and healthy. e On April 25-26, 250 educators from 12 rstates were at the Arvada Center for the inaugural Excellence in Schools Summit hosted nby the Active Schools Association Program, .Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie and St. Vrain School District. n “There’s an increase in childhood obesity and a decline in traditional PE and recess in many schools,” said Director of ASAP Nate Whitman. “We want to reverse that trend.” - ASAP hosted an Innovation Competition lfor schools to see what they were doing to get kstudents active, and more than 500 different teams entered their plans, including Red .Hawk Elementary, which was announced as ga national winner. Red Hawk incorporates 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity throughout the day before students’ hardest subjects in addition to recess and PE classes. Activities include following small workout videos in the classroom and doing the “Red Hawk Walk,” which is walking nine laps around the school to total one mile. “Kids that are fit move more, do better in school, are more ready to learn, are more awake and alert, have a better attention span and have fewer disciplinary problems,” Whitman said.

Students from Red Hawk Elementary School in Erie, Colo. perform a demonstration of fitness activities they do throughout the school day at the inaugural “Excellence in Schools Summit” April 26 at the Arvada Center. Red Hawk students perform a total of 40 minutes of physical activity during the school day in addition to PE and recess to help them stay fit and focused. Photos by Sara Van Cleve In addition to daily physical activity, every Friday is “All School Movement,” where all grades, teachers, staff and even parents come together for physical activity, such as dancing to popular songs. “It’s probably the best thing ever,” said Kayan Hartrave, a third-grader at Red Hawk. “You get moving and get motivated. It’s very fun and it helps me focus.” Red Hawk students were at the Summit to demonstrate some of the exercises they do,

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Council OKs software to track area registered sex offenders

By Hugh Johnson

Wheat Ridge will use new software to track sex offenders. The Sex Offender Tracking and Registration System (SOTAR) was developed by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to create a more streamlined network for tracking sex offenders. Wheat Ridge City Council unanimously approved the use of the program at its April 22 meeting. Wheat Ridge Police Department will join 35 other law enforcement agencies who use SOTAR. SOTAR’s database includes information about a sex offender’s addresses, vehicles,

victim information, restraining order information, parole information, convictions, criminal history and an investigative pool that can be shared with other SOTAR users. The main focus of the system is to keep communities educated on sex offenders in the city. Wheat Ridge city staff believes education is crucial to making the city a safer place. Some of SOTAR’s data will be available to the public. Citizens will be able to visit a website where they can get a sex offender’s name, age, physical description, address and vehicle information among other features. Residents can request that an email notification be sent to them when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.

and they even got attendees in on the fun. ASAP and its parent nonprofit, ChildObesity180, has partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative to hopefully obtain the goal of hav-

ing 50,000 schools across the nation in the next five years have some sort of health and wellness program in place outside of PE and recess, Whitman said. The Summit and Red Hawk demonstration left an influence on many of the educators present, which included teachers and principals from the metro area, across the state and attendees from other states. “Red Hawk is a dream school with what they’re doing,” said Kay Calhoun, an elementary school PE teacher from Illinois who attended the conference. “The goal is to use fitness programs similar to this and get the message throughout the metro area.” Each school is different though, Whitman said, and each school will have to figure out what fitness program works best for them. “The model that works at Red Hawk might not be right for Harlem, but even if it’s just three to five minute increments of exercise, it will make a difference,” Whitman said. “Elementary children need about an hour of physical activity every day. It might be difficult to set aside an hour for it, but you can do smaller increments.”

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W Rail Line opens

New light rail service connects Jeffco with LoDo

By Glenn Wallace Clarke Reader RTD and the western side of the Denver metro area got a W last week — the W Rail line to connect the Jefferson County Government Center to Union Station officially opened. Hundreds of people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Jeffco Government Center in Golden to see the light-rail train plow through a ribbon and hear dignitaries including Gov. John Hickenlooper during the opening on April 26. Hickenlooper said the expansion of RTD’s light-rail system was an important investment in the state’s future. He then signed two transportationrelated bills. The first, Senate bill 13048, allows for more mass transit, bicycling and walking improvements to be completed with the state’s vehicle gas tax money. “The bill gives local governments more flexibility on how they use those funds,” Hickenlooper said. Other speakers praised RTD for delivering the W Rail Line on budget and eight months ahead of schedule. City of Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy said the line opens up new possibilities where to live, work and play. The last speaker of the program was RTD General Manager Phil Washington, who stressed that the W Rail Line was just the latest in a series of RTD rail expansions on the way, including service to Denver International Airport. “We are building a system that will be here for the next 100 years,” Washington said.

Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke at the opening ceremony for the RTD W Rail Line on April 26 at the Jefferson County Administration and Court Building, which doubles as the westernmost station of the new Light Rail line.

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get to see its completion,” Bernadette Seick said. “It’s a very convenient way to get downtown and see the things we want to, and save the parking rage,” Roger Seick said. The couple expressed surprise at the turnout being so strong. “Hopefully that’s an indication of future use,” Bernadette Seick added.

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Open carry Grad rates booming at Brady ban eyed Jeffco may prohibit openly carried firearms in some buildings By Glenn Wallace Two recent incidents involving openly carried firearms in Jefferson County facilities led county officials to suggest the practice be limited. At the April 23 staff briefing, the Jefferson County commissioners heard from Sheriff Ted Mink, and Assistant County Attorney Writer Mott, requesting that the commissioners adopt an emergency ordinance to allow certain county buildings to prohibit the open carrying of a gun. Due to the discussion, the proposed ordinance will be placed on a future commissioners meeting for discussion and possible approval. “It’s constitutionally recognized, not illegal, but it is alarming,” Mink said. Human Services Executive Director Lynn Johnson said that some individuals come into Human Services offices concerning emotionally charged issues. “What I found in this most recent incident, our deputies hands were somewhat tied,” Johnson said. In that case, the individual was asked to leave the firearm in his vehicle, and refused, becoming confrontational with security. Mink said the sheriff’s department would initially look to enact the ban for three departments that experience “more volatile situations” — those include Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, and his own. County Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said she is interested in having a ban apply to her department areas as well. Library Division Executive Director Pam Nissler said a recent threat evaluation by the Sheriff’s Department found the county’s libraries to be “soft targets” for violence, and she too favors a ban there as well. Anyone with a concealed-carry permit would still be allowed to bring a concealed firearm into buildings covered by the ban. Law enforcement would also be excluded from its provisions. Secured facilities, such as the county courthouse, would continue to ban all firearms. “Someone coming in, intent on doing harm, a sign isn’t going to stop them,” District 3 County Commissioner Donald Rosier said. District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe said he is more concerned about open carrying of a firearm being used for intimidation of county staff. “The visual idea of a gun being carried into any public place would be disturbing to me. If I saw somebody walk in here with a gun, I would push the panic button,” District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin said during the meeting.

High school focuses on helping dropouts get diplomas By Clarke Reader

creader@ourcoloradonews. com Brady Exploration High School’s mission is to get students their diploma and on to secondary education options. As the latest numbers from Jefferson County Schools show, the school is doing something right — it will graduate 120 out of 151 seniors in May and 93 percent of these graduates have applied to college. “The school started eight years ago and we used to be a K through 12 school, but in 2007, we became a high school credit recovery school,” said Principal Troy Braley. “Our first year we had 22 graduates, two years ago we had 58 and last year we had 92.” An achievement for any school, but it is especially impressive since the school’s population consists of conventional high school drop-outs, non-at-

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high school diploma. “Brady really promotes safety nets to help these students navigate their way through the process,” Kollar said. Kollar uses a Jeffco database to reach out to students who have dropped out, and Braley said he goes to places like skateparks where a lot of students spend time and hand out fliers about the programs the school offers. “We want to make sure kids and their parents know that students can always come back, so we try to keep communication open,” Kollar said. “We work with Troy to see what is working there at the school and what can change.” Braley is just as impressed with the students’ achievements as anyone else. “I’m pretty amazed at what they accomplish. Many of them are overcoming a lot of adversity, with a lot of things not going in their favor,” he said. “We know that every drop out costs the community, so it’s better to take care of it now.” For more information Brady Exploration High School, visit

Town hall meeting taps oil, gas issues Rep. Sue Schafer (D-Wheatridge) and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson (D-Gilpin County) held a town hall meeting regarding the future of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Saturday, April 27, in Golden’s city hall. The meeting featured debate between Jim Cole, a lobbyist for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, and Matt Sura an environmental attorney for University of Colorado Law School. Greg Deranleau, assessment supervisor for the COGCC, also spoke at the meeting. House Bill 1269 and Senate Bill 202 are two pieces of legislation that will change the face of Oil and Gas regulation in Colorado. The COGCC’s website lists the organization’s primary function as promoting “the efficient exploration and production of oil and gas resources in a manner consistent with the protection of public health, safety and welfare.” HB 1269 would effectively prioritize health and safety above the promotion of the oil and gas industry. According to Rep. Schafer, Senate bill 202 would increase the COGCC’s number of oil and gas inspectors from 17 to 65. The move would cost the state $8.2 million but would alleviate the pressure on the current 17 in-

spectors who oversee more than 50,000 wells. The three speakers discussed finding a balance between developing Colorado’s natural resources while protecting health and the environment. Sura said it’s impossible for the COGCC to ensure safety while operating under a dual mission. “They are serving two masters,” Sura said of the commission. “They’re trying to promote oil and gas extraction and at the same time they’re trying to protect public health and safety. I think ultimately those are conflicting issues.” Cole offered the counterpoint that it’s standard practice for an organization to have two missions. “The mission is to foster development consistent with protection of public health and safety, welfare and the environment. I would say that it’s not unusual for a commission to have a dual mission...It’s what government does.” Schafer is most concerned with a current provision that allows present and former employees of the Oil and Gas Association to be on the Commission. HB1269 would eliminate the provision. “If you’re being paid a salary from the industry, I would be a little worried about whether you could be totally objective,” said Schafer. The bills will make their way through both sides of congress in the coming weeks.


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tenders and those expelled from other high schools. Braley credits the Lakewood school’s success with what he calls its “blended-hybrid approach” to teaching. All the curriculum is online, but students are still required to come to school every day. Classes are taught in 90-minute blocks from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., which makes it easier for students to fit classes into their schedule. According to Braley, 16 percent of the students are homeless, 87 percent are minorities and 65-to70 percent are free and reduced lunch qualifiers, so being flexible is a key aspect of success. The school takes students from districts all over the Denver Metro area. “We have two teachers in each class, and our courses are mastery based, which means there are no Ds or Fs,” he said. “Students get incompletes instead of low grades, and they have to finish the classes to graduate.” The school works with David Kollar, director of Jeffco’s dropout prevention recovery office, to reach out to students who have left high school for a variety of reasons and get them to get their

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Turning the gun debate to mental illness

The 2012 mass shootings at the Aurora movie theater and at Sandy Hook Elementary School sparked discussion of the role mental illness may have played in the tragedies. What can be done to improve treatment for the mentally ill? How can we make sure those whose illness manifests itself in violent tendencies don’t have access to guns? That debate was quickly overshadowed by gun-control measures in Congress and in state legislatures that frequently became arguments over the Second Amendment. In Colorado, the 2013 legislative session, now less than a week from its scheduled end, will be remembered most for Democrats pushing through several gun-control bills to the outrage of Republicans. But the mental illness aspect hasn’t gone away. We were reminded of this by last week’s scare in Littleton in which a

OUR VIEW police-issued safety alert cautioned that a man with access to a semiautomatic rifle had, weeks earlier, made threats to shoot people at the local hospital and at a bigbox store. The 24-year-old Highlands Ranch man had spent more than two weeks in the same hospital he threatened after being admitted on a mandatory hold for having homicidal or suicidal thoughts. We know these details only because the safety alert inadvertently, police say, made its way into the hands of the public, largely because of various media reports. The

alert, issued April 25, had been intended just for the people deemed most affected, such as the hospital, the man’s relatives and his former employer. It was distributed as “a precautionary measure and a courtesy,” Littleton police said, and the man had not been charged with a crime. A day after the bulletin was issued, the man checked himself into a hospital seeking treatment and was not considered a threat, authorities said. Media organizations and the public were given a peek behind the curtain at something that surely happens more often than we would like to think. Because of privacy laws, neither the media nor the public are privy to much of what happens before someone who is mentally ill commits a crime. Let’s be clear: The vast majority of mentally ill people do not commit crimes,

and may actually be more prone to being victimized, experts say. But some individuals with certain types of mental illness are driven to hurt people. And they should not have legal access to guns. We have no way of knowing whether the subject of last week’s safety alert actually planned to hurt anyone or whether he is even mentally ill. But the mere notion of someone with bad intentions and access to a firearm fuels thoughts of another tragedy. What can be done? How can public safety best be protected without trampling on an individual’s rights? There are lawmakers in Congress and in the Colorado General Assembly having this discussion. We hope they will put the same passion into these talks that we saw in earlier gun-control debates, sans the partisan politics.

Impact of inspiring Do you support Colorado’s law teachers lives on every day recognizing civil unions? QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill March 21 that allows civil unions for both homosexual and heterosexual couples, granting couples many of the same rights as married couples. The law took effect May 1. We asked local residents at Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company, 7745 Wadsworth Blvd., their opinions about the recognition of civil rights in Colorado.

“I think it’s fantastic. All people can marry whoever they want with the way the legislation is written. I think it’s the best legislation we’ve had on the issue.” – Jill Lazatin, Arvada

“I support it. It’s discriminatory not to support it.” – Mike Boyer, Arvada

“It’s good that people are treated as equals and have the same rights as everyone else regardless of what they do in the bedroom.” – Dillon, Arvada

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Has it ever occurred to you to think “why am I reading this?” And, no, not in that way; I mean in the way that’s more like “why is this guy writing in the paper?” For the answer to that, I just point you back to two very strange years in American history, and two seemingly innocuous statements. The strange years were 1986 and 1987 (just look back at the fashions in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and you’ll see what I mean), and the statements were little things teachers said that acted as pebbles hitting still water — the still water being my brain. The first statement came from my junior literature teacher, Becky Porter. And, oddly enough, the little statement was actually a rebuke of me. Being the little suck-up that I was back then, one of the first questions out of my mouth after getting a new assignment was almost always “will this be graded?” And, finally tired of me at one point, Ms. Porter turned to me one day and said, “Why? Why does it need to be graded? Why not just do something for the sake of learning?” Of course, you who read this regularly now know that I took that statement to heart. My brain is now so overloaded with useless tidbits of knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the years that they have no choice but to find their way into my writing. I have learned for the sake of learning. Sadly, those useless tidbits take up a great deal of useful space, and so send me to the store with a list of three things to buy, and I’ll come home with five — but only one of the ones on the original list. But I digress ... And then there was 1987 and my advanced composition teacher, Ms. Diana Kinsey.

After spending the better part of three years learning how to write essays with five paragraphs and three supporting factoids in each paragraph, she was the first teacher who finally said, “If you can make your point in 10 words or less, do it.” I’ll wait a moment while the irony of that sinks in, here on word 366. But seriously, Ms. Kinsey was the one who finally taught us that writing was like sculpture: you pare it down until there is only as much left as is absolutely essential to make your argument. This finally freed me from the constraints of form, and I learned to love writing. Every time I write, some little piece of those two supremely gifted teachers is on the page. Good or bad, or whether that is a matter of pride or embarrassment for them is something only they would tell; but to say that the ripples of small acts and dropped bits of wisdom resonate through time is an understatement. Master teachers have a way of doing that instinctively, and no curriculum or testing regime can ever replace brilliant teachers like Ms. Porter and Ms. Kinsey. 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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Social media is anything but

If you still believe that sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you, then you haven’t been checking in on your social media. Personally, I’ve never liked the term “social media,” for a couple of reasons. First, a lot of it seems more like network media, swith all the connecting and following going on. Plus, much of what I see on such sites these days is anything but social, where the what-I-am-doing-rightnow updates, blog posts, tweets, and comments on all of the above often range from rude to ridiculous to downright repugnant. Just the obscenities on Facebook and Twitter alone continue to amaze me, especially because unintended recipients of such language can so easily retrieve these posts — from college admissions officers to job recruiters, to the law, and, yes, even to moms. Yet, as offensive as this language is, the authors are real people we usually know well enough to be

able to access this stuff on their pages. And unless this profanity is actually aimed at us, we can usually shake our heads and shrug it off. No, it’s those individuals who hide anonymously behind inane monikers and who spew their bile into cyberspace — mostly as comments on someone else’s postings — that have given social media such a bad name. Unlike genuine comments in such forums as print or online letters to the editor where the authors sign their names, these identity-shrouded online opinions are posted by “tmc522” and “orisonsquirrel” and “memappm,” just to name a few of those who commented on posts I read this week. And often when they do weigh in, things can get ugly with unprintable name-calling and outrageous allegations. Although the threads of these comments — people responding to the responses to the original comment — can be quite funny, mostly they just make me

news in a hurry Sex ed video series launches Jefferson County Public Health is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics. For more information call 303-232-6301.

Prolific shoplifter at Walgreens Walgreens stores throughout Jeffco were visited by a prolific shoplifter in April. The suspect is believed to have stolen personal care products worth more than $5,200. The suspect is described as a black male, late 30s to mid 40s, with short dark hair and a neatly groomed beard.

Teen may be tried as an adult for murder A 15-year-old boy, who was arrested in Lakewood on April 21, has been charged by the Jefferson County DA’s Office with 18 counts, including first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first-degree assault. On April 21, Lakewood police were called to investigate a disturbance in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 200 block of S. Jay Street, where three people were found stabbed. Jose Barrera-Mendoza, 22, died. Two other victims survived. Prosecutors have filed a motion to try the teen as an adult. He is currently being held without bond at the juvenile detention center.

LeTTers TO The eDiTOr Marathoners stayed, potheads fled The week of April 15 we all received a lesson about character, which anyone with any level of intelligence would not be surprised. When the bombs went off in Boston, without hesitation the bystanders rushed in risking their lives, ripping off their shirts and belts to help stop the bleeding and to assist the injured. The next Saturday thousands of potheads gathered in Denver and possibly there may have been two or three gun shots heard. Considering the sheer number and density of people in the crowd, this nut could have effortlessly been neutralized. Instead they stampeded, trampling over anyone who got in their way. Without difficult analysis or adolescent reasoning, stop and think of a moment. These are the future caretakers of our freedom, our country and the legacy of our forefathers. Jack Jacobson Golden

fume. (So far, I’ve resisted adding my own voice to this cacophony. For one thing, I usually don’t support anonymous anything and I’m not ready to put my name out there just for

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a virtual fist fight with someone called “SayItLike-It-Is.”) The most troubling trend, however, is how real people are purposely treating each other in the online world. Sadly, much of this occurs among young people, where the playground tormenter has morphed into a new nemesis — the cyberbully. And all too often this harassment makes the

Jefferson County — According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale. Whether you own an old home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. That’s why it’s critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags these issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your home sale or, worse, turn

prospective buyers away altogether. In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for, and knowing what you’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into costly and unmanageable ones. To help homesellers deal with this issue before their homes are listed, a free report entitled “11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection” has been compiled which explains the issues involved. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report, call toll-free 1-800-508-7293 and enter 1003. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to learn how to ensure a home inspection doesn’t cost you the sale of your home.

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a blind eye to this very real hurt. These words, in the form of targeted tantrums, anonymous vitriol, and deliberate cruelty, are shredding the very fabric of our society that attempts to shield and protect the innocent. And there’s nothing social about that.

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Can someone please explain to me why when a terrorist act like Boston occurs, we move heaven and earth to go after the perpetrators? That includes video surveillance, tip lines, rewards, citywide lockdowns, ATFE, state and local police, as well as the FBI. Yet when we have a mass shooting as at Aurora, Columbine, Tucson or Sandy Hook we pursue the inanimate object — the long gun, handgun or accessories to the

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Wheat Ridge mayor DiTullio honored for efforts By Hugh Johnson Wheat Ridge mayor and special education teacher Jerry DiTullio was awarded the State People First Award by the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC). DiTullio is one of four recipients recognized statewide for going above and beyond the call of duty to aid a person with a disability. The “People First” Award gets its name from the act of treating someone with a disability as a human be-

ing first and foremost. For example, a person with autism and not an autistic person. In his second term as mayor, DiTullio left his job as a commercial banker and became a teacher at Wheat Ridge High School. The mayor teaches five classes a day and has a group of 25 students he sees on a daily basis. He focuses on preparing his students for life after high school. DiTullio enjoys watching his students grow and learn new crafts as they attend school. He also takes pride in filling the void in the lives

of his students. “It’s great to see them master a new skill and it’s rewarding to see their confidence grow,” the mayor said. “For whatever reason, many of the students I work with have not had a productive learning experience with their immediate family. At times we are their teacher, parent, counselor, friend or social worker.” One concept the mayor took from banking into his teaching career is knowing his customer in order to make more effective gains. He stressed the importance of getting to know his stu-

dents and their parents in order to engage them in the classroom. The mayor and the other three recipients were recognized at a CSEAC meeting on April 12. Mayor DiTullio said he is honored to receive the award and acknowledged that it was a team effort. “The award is not mine alone but goes to my colleagues at Wheat Ridge High School as well,” he said. “Everyone gives the extra effort to educate students. It is a true team effort at WRHS and our successes demonstrate that.”

Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee member Sarah Metsch, right, gives Wheat Ridge High School special-education teacher Jerry DiTullio The People First Award. Submitted by Jeffco Schools

Doctor delivers tough talk Sandoval to be sentenced I’ve become concerned about my weight because it’s crept up over the years. These days, climbing on the scale causes me anxiety because I’m afraid to face the facts. I weighed myself last week and said, “Enough is enough.” So this week I consulted my physician, Dr. Guia, about my health. After weighing me she said cruelly, “You’re in the Medicare Mama category.” “What does that mean?” I asked. “If you want to lose weight, Mary, you’ll have to move more and eat less. In other words, exercise and push yourself away from the table.” “Yikes,” I said. “First of all, regarding exercise, you mean taking a half hour walk a day isn’t enough?” “No,” she said. “That just keeps you where you are at best. You have to get your heart rate up above a hundred fifteen beats a minute, ideally for an hour a day, if you want to lose weight.” “Aaagh.” With an evil smile she said, “Instead of walking, try jogging.” I gasped. “But my feet are as flat as cookies.” She examined my feet and looked at me with pity. “You’re right,” She said. “You would fail the military physical.” “Darn. My dream is shattered,” I said. “I always figured if all else failed in my old age I could sign up with the Marines and march into battle.” “You?” she asked. “Get serious. Have you tried hot yoga?” “Is it possible that lurking inside you, Dr. Guia, is a sadist wanting to get loose?” She cracked a smile. “After trying hot yoga once,” I said. “I about fainted.” Dr. Guia, a slim woman, about my age, thought a moment. “OK. OK. I’ll tell you the truth. I hate hot yoga, too. And I have bad feet like you. I bike.” I was about to say, “Bike? You have to be kidding. I haven’t ridden one since I rode a tricycle.” But that is not what I said. Having come to her for help, not for the purpose of turning her into a wailing wall,

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I knew I had to become positive, dampen the whiner in me, smash out the loser trying to surface and rule me. Strange words erupted from deep in my gut, “It probably wouldn’t kill me to try biking.” “I bike 40 miles every Saturday,” she said slyly. “And I rode 30 miles this morning before work. I’m just trying to inspire you.” “Ha! You are as competitive as all get out. You even have a photo of yourself on top of Mount Kilamanjaro in the waiting room. What I need is to be more competitive, like you. Make this weight loss effort a game.” “You’re catching on. Let’s talk calories and food. Eat more protein because it gives you long lasting energy and helps build muscle. Muscle burns fat while you sleep,” she said. “Burn fat while I’m sleeping? Now you’re talking.” She slid me a sheet of paper describing a balanced diet. I went home with a glimmer of hope. After savoring a succulent buffalo burger for dinner I felt saucy knowing I would build muscle after I fell asleep. That night I dreamed about winning a bicycle race. The next day I bought a bike. It’s sitting in my garage. Now, if I’ll just get on the thing. Mary McFerren Stobie is a freelance writer who has been published in The Denver Post and Chicago Tribune. She has been syndicated by Senior Wire News Service. Email her at

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The driver in a bizarre high-speed chase on Interstate 70 in January was in Jefferson County court on April 23 where she pleaded guilty to felony aggravated motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding. Bridgette Sandoval, 28, is believed to have been trying to aid her boyfriend to escape in a stolen car. According to officials, on Jan. 15, Colorado State Patrol officers near Georgetown were notified to be on the lookout for a BMW stoBridgette len in Silverthorne. Sandoval. They began to follow a man driving a BMW matching that description, and noticed a gray Chevrolet, driven by Sandoval, pull in behind the BMW. Troopers began to follow more closely and as they approached Idaho Springs, the cars were going 110 mph.

Troopers called for assistance and made several attempts to stop the cars as they proceeded weaving recklessly in and out of traffic on I-70. At one point they stopped the pursuit out of public safety concerns. Sandoval, driving the Chevrolet, and the BMW continued driving in excess of 100 mph through some sections of roadway with posted speed limits of 55 mph. The Chevrolet, which was later identified as having been stolen from Waco, Texas, eventually crashed at the Denver West exit from I-70 near a private office complex. According to court documents, Sandoval went inside one of the buildings, put on janitor clothes from a supply closet, and pulled the fire alarm. She was arrested by police outside the building. She initially told investigators that she had been forced by strangers to take drugs and drive. Sentencing for Sandoval has been set for June 3. She could face up to nine years in prison. The stolen BMW is believed to have been driven by Christopher Villa, 29, who evaded Colorado law enforcement, but was arrested two weeks later in Waco. He was charged with multiple felonies, including theft and evasion.

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firearm. When a drunk driver kills someone, we go after the driver — not the car or the liquor manufacturer. • James Holmes legally purchased his weapons and ammunition before the Aurora shooting. • Evan Ebel got his gun through a “straw purchase” using someone with a clean record to buy the gun to kill Tom Clements and Nathan Leon. • Adam Lanza, 20, had no criminal record and access to several firearms before he murdered 26 at Sandy Hook, as well as killing his mother. • Jared Loughner — though perceived by many to have gone through a

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personality change over several years — was legally able to purchase the handgun used to shoot Gabrielle Giffords and kill 6 others in Tucson. • Rhonda Fields supports several gun bills, yet as no weapons have been recovered in her son’s murder her proclamation of assault weapons being used is unsubstantiated. Also, per the news reports, there were eight rounds of one caliber and nine rounds of another fired during the shooting indicating that the 15 round magazine limit recently passed would have had no effect even if the perpetrators followed the laws. In the meantime, President Obama says “shame on you” to Congress and parades Denver Police

and Sandy Hook families around to back his agenda. Please understand I am deeply saddened and sorry for the losses created by these people. But the key to the solution is the people — the person pulling the trigger. As long as we pursue the inanimate object we will never understand — nor address — gun violence. I do not propose to have the answer — I only know we are wasting our time with magazine capacity, unenforceable background checks or trying to decide what is an assault rifle versus a simple-but equally capable-ranch rifle. Let us pray to God we learn from Boston. Ed Lippert Arvada

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What do you like most about it? We moved to Littleton for the great weather, trails, being close to the mountains, great weather and friendly people

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TO ADVERTISE CALL 303-566-4100

RENTAL VACANCIES Randy Spierings, CPA, MBA Branch Manager

NMLS #217152 MLO #100022405 Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. Office: 303-256-5748 Regulated by Division of Real Estate Has been a CPA for over 30 years


: My understanding is that rental vacancies are decreasing and rental rates are increasing. I also have heard that housing prices are increasing and that interest rates are still near 60 year lows. In this scenario is it better to rent or own. : You are correct that vacancies are very low and are continuing to impact rental rates. This trend is being driven by the number of people that have lost homes through short sales and foreclosures and the tighter lending environment of the last several years. You are also correct that housing prices in many areas in Colorado are showing month to month and year over year increases as inventory of homes available for sale have dropped


from about 25,000 to around 6,000. And interest rates, driven by Federal Reserve efforts, a sluggish job environment and economy, and a flight to safety caused by uncertainty in Europe, are near 60 year lows. As a result home affordability is at near record levels and about twice as high as 6 years ago. Given this environment the mathematics are definitely waited in favor of purchasing. From a mathematical standpoint if someone rented a home today at $1200 per month and if rent increases by 3% per year, over the next 30 years a person would have spent over $680,000 for housing and would own nothing. A person that purchases a home for $200,000 today with a 30 year fixed mortgage would have a payment of about $1200 per month, which may be tax deductible, and except for increases in taxes and insurance, would remain constant for 30 years. Thus payments over the 30 years would probably be less than $500,000, resulting in savings versus renting of over


$180,000. And that house, if it appreciated at 3% per year, would be worth $485,000. Total difference – over $665,000 in favor of owning. If you’re looking to purchase or refinance, seek out an experienced, trustworthy, financially savvy lender, that you can meet face to face, who has access to the full spectrum of loan and grant programs. Then work with them to select the proper loan and grant programs and have them customize them to best suit your needs. For more information on how you can purchase or refinance a home, please contact our lending expert, Randy Spierings, CPA (over 30 years), NMLS #217152, branch manager for Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., a local lender you can trust, at 303-256-5748 or www. BestColoradoMortgages. com Regulated by the Division of Real Estate – MLO #100022405. PRMI is an equal housing lender. They are A plus rated by the Better Business Bureau

and winner of multiple Gold Star awards. They are located at 9800 Mt. Pyramid Court #400, Englewood, CO. They offer a 100% satisfaction

guarantee and will give you $500 at closing if they don’t meet or exceed your expectations. They offer a full loan spectrum, including VA,


TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce

Garage Sales

Estate Sales

Beef Grass Finished

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday May 4th, 9am-5pm

No hormones/ No anitbiotics. Halves, Whole. On the hoof. $1.90 per lb. Call 719-541-2441.

Grain Finished Buffalo

quartered, halves and whole


Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322

Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay

Horse hay for sale

$14.50 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744

Garage Sales Community Garage Sale Brownstones at Town Center Lucent & Burgundy Street Highlands Ranch Saturday May 4th, 8am-2pm

Garage Sale

May 3rd and 4th starting 8 AM 9241 W 100th Way Westminster- Crown Pointe Coca-Cola collectables, furniture, anitques, file cabinets, xmas decorations, craft supplies MUCH, MUCH MORE

Garage/ Moving Sale

3 Family sale Fri May 3rd 7-4 Sat May 4th 7-2 Household items, furniture, clothing, knick knacks, tools, much more! 12665 W. 83rd Way Arvada 80005 Moving Sale Friday & Saturday 26th and 27th 9-3 19758 Centerville Court Parker- Country Meadows Furniture, tables, bench, office furniture, bar & stools, lawn furniture, baking and kitchen supplies

Genesee Crossing Multi-Family Wide variety of great stuff! This Saturday, 5/4, 9-3. I-70 west to exit 254, turn right then the 2nd right into our neighborhood NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND! Cherry Knolls Neighborhood Southglenn/Centennial Arapahoe Rd & E. Nobles Rd 80+ Homes! Maps Available Fri & Sat, May 3 & 4 NORTHGLENN UNITED CHURCH Annual Church, Garage & Bake Sale. Friday May 3rd 8am-4pm and Saturday May 4th 8am-3pm 10500 Grant Dr. Northglenn 80233

Big Sale American Legion Post 178 1655 Simms St, Lakewood Sale dates will be Friday and Saturday May 3 & 4 from 9-5. Space rental is 10.00 additional $5.00 for table rental. Please contact Sheri Tucker 303.585.1841 for information. Saturday we will have Rocky Mountain Oysters plates and/or Catfish plates for sale for $6.00.

HUGE moving & garage sale! Furniture, art, housewares, and more! Sat. May 4th 9am-4pm Sunday, May 5th 10am-3pm 23112 Bay Oaks Ave. Parker

Estate Sales Huge Estate Sale

Tools, Furniture, Art, Kitchen items Downsizing- everything must go! Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 3-5 12200 W. 35th Ave.Wheatridge, CO

7731 York Street, Denver Modern retro antique furniture, glassware, household items, clothing & more!

Appliances Appliance Trio for sale

Lawn and Garden 4' round Meadowcraft glasstop patio table, 5 chairs,cushions, Umbrella Great condition! ($500)

Household Goods 38x12x75" china cabinets, 23 Stag Horn frosted glasses, 15 brandy snifters, cranberry & gold different glasses $600 Marty (303)995-2995

$600.00 OBO Almond side-by-side fridge w/ice maker Dishwasher and oven/stove combo All in excellent working order We remodeled and they need a good home. Lone Tree/ Highlands Ranch Area 720-560-0273

Fine China 22k gold leaf pattern. Serves 12, extra pieces (75 total) $150 Gold flatware service for 8 including beautiful gold storage case. $75. Light wood rocking chair w/pad $25

Building Materials


Assorted Steel Bldgs

Ebice Cold Therapy system

$3.00 to $10.00 sq ft Closeout while they last Erection Information Available Source# 18X 800-964-8335

Flowers/Plants/Trees HAPPY TRANSPLANT GARDEN CLUB PLANTS SALE 2013 SATURDAY MAY 11TH 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM or until sold out Perennials*Annuals*Vegetables Parking Lot of Vectra Bank 3300 W. 72nd Avenue Westminster For additional info 303-423-2923

Furniture Quality used furniture, fair prices Entertainment Ctr solid oak 3pcs.$700 orig.$5,000 Sofa,teal plaid, 92"x39" $150; 2 Thomasville lite wood end tables with matching glass top coffee table $50 ea. Oak computer desk 60"x20" $60; pool table w/accessories, new,$900; queen mattress/box spgs. $50; 2 oak bar stools $25ea. All items in excellent condition. Castle Rock 303-973-2199.

FHA, USDA, Jumbo, and conventional, among others, and are among the top 10 retail FHA lenders in the U. S. today. n

comes with a right arm padded sling $500 or offer. 303-228-1986 evening

Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell



Cats Needing loving home 2 spayed female short haired adult cats. Beautiful green eyes. Indoor/ Outdoor Call Sandy 303-989-8438 leave msg Would like to tray and keep them together

Dogs Dachshund Mini puppy

Girl, Chocolate/Tan, $400 Ready now (720)218-1676

RV’s and Campers


sleeps 9! One Owner. Bunkhouse floor plan with master queen private bedroom, 3 bunks in the rear. Storage under bed, couch and dinette convert to beds. Kitchen dinette, storage and oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, full tub/shower, foot flush toilet. Options include a/c, awning, jacks, TV antenna and cable hook up , gas/electric water heater and fridge, tub surround, outside shower. 720-425-5888 or

Wanted Olde English Bulldogge puppies IOEBA Registered $800.00 (620)664-4616

Autos for Sale 2000 A6 Audi Avant

Runs/Looks great 190,000 miles. Reduced $2000 for quick sale Marty (303)995-2995

96 Olds Regency Elite

Loaded, 72K actual miles, like new. $3500 (303)781-4054 Majestic Towing & Recovery, LLC 999 Vallejo Street, Denver, CO 80204 720-775-2702 Please be advised the following vehicle is for sale: 01. 2008 Red Yamaha v star 1300 #006038 02. 1998 Silver Honda Civic #000729 03. 2000 Black Intrigue Oldsmobile #348685

Cash for all Cars and Trucks Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition


Wanted DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT, RV; Running or not, to Tax deductible! 303-659-8086. 14 years of service Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOBS, CALL 303-566-4100 Help Wanted Acme Brick Co.

Castle Rock plant, A national Manufacturer of brick products has 3 labor job opportunities. Equal opportunity employer, in a drug free work place Call Karen at 303-688-6951 opt 4.

Administrative Assistant PT

Assist small Real Estate firm, Green Mountain area. Hourly rate, no benefits. Send resume to PO Box 280281 Lakewood CO 80228

Administrative Assistant Busy Real Estate Office in Douglas County. Part-time . Must be Organized, Flexible, Have good Communication Skills. Call 303-865-5197 for more information.


FIRSTBANK Founders Parkway Branch F/T position for Teller, Includes Saturdays, $11.00/hr plus benefits. If interested please apply at: Founders Parkway Branch 4775 Front St., Castle Rock Visit us at Equal Opportunity Employer

Caregivers to provide in-home care to senior citizens who need assistance with activities of daily living. Call Today 303-736-6688 /employment

Coordinator P/T:

Locate and screen host families; provide support and activities for exchange students. Up to $850/ student with bonus and travel opportunities. Local training and support. Make friends worldwide!


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

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Saturday May 4, 9AM to 5PM Sunday May 5, 9AM to 4PM Colorado Springs Event Center, Academy Blvd. and Palmer Par k. Colorado Springs CO. Prospector s Ser toma 719-630-3976

OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

HELP WANTED 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Lear n to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Tr uck. Ear n $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

Driver - One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quar ter ly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569

F RO M $ 34 ,18 1 Br a nd N ew F A CT O RY BU ILT HO M ES Construction to Perm Loans FHA / VA Loans 303-573-0067 Free Brochure, floor plans & price sheet



S o Colorado Li qu idation Sale! 60 acres - only $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 Rocky Mtn views. Sur veyed, utilities, low bank financing. Owner must sell! Call anytime 866-696-5263

ADOPTION - Happily married, natureloving couple wishes to adopt a baby. We promise love, laughter, education, and security. Expenses paid. (Se habla español.) 1-800-965-5617

Help Wanted

*Golf Operation Positions *Retail/Shop Attendants *Ranger/Player Assistants Great work environment For more information visit

Applications to Faye Whade

Heavy Equipment Mine Mechanic Harrison Western Construction a leader in underground mining construction for over forty years, has an openings for a Experienced Shop Mechanic, in Lakewood, CO Experience with mining equipment preferred, must be able to repair diesel equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics pumps, cylinders, able to weld. Maintain detailed, accurate and complete maintenance logs. Applicants must be able to pass a pre-placement drug screen and physical. Please email resume to HYPERLINK "" or fax to 303-237-9868.

Highlands Ranch CPA firm

seeking full-time Administrative Assistant. Prefer an outgoing, highly organized person with QuickBooks knowledge. Please e-mail your resume to

Part Time Snack Bar Position

Weekend Evening Schedule plus fill-ins and extra coverage needs Contact Rita or Ana at The Bingo Company (303) 467-0986 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon



Saturday May 4, 9AM to 5PM Sunday May 5, 9AM to 4PM Colorado Springs Event Center, Academy Blvd. and Palmer Par k. Colorado Springs CO. Prospector s Ser toma 719-630-3976

OWNER OPERATORS - Home daily or ever y other day. Dedicated, recession-proof freight (grocer y). Lease purchase program, 100% fuel surcharge to driver and more! 1 year driving experience & CDL Class A. Call Michael 866-478-9972.

Call Robin Sant at

303-566-4150 or email your contact information to:



25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED! Lear n to drive for Swift Transpor tation at US Tr uck. Ear n $750 per week! CDL & Job Ready in 3 weeks! 1-800-809-2141

WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Car eer. FAA approved progr am. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR Reliable HELP Vehicle Necessary. WANTED / DRIVERS

Driver - One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quar ter ly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDLA, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569


FR O M $ 34, 181 Br and Ne w F A CT O RY B UIL T H OME S Construction to Perm Loans FHA / VA Loans 303573-0067 Free Brochure, floor plans & price sheet ADOPTION

So Colorado Liquidation Sale! 60 a c r e s - o n l y $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 Rocky Mtn views. Sur veyed, utilities, low bank financing. Owner must sell! Call anytime 866-696-5263

ADOPTION - Happily married, nature-loving couple wishes to adopt a baby. We promise love, laughter, education, and security. Expenses paid. (Se habla español.) 1-800-965-5617

Help Wanted

House Cleaners

P/T, F/T. 25-35 hrs p/week M-F No weekends Pay up to $13 p/hr w/tips Paid travel time & mileage. A performance based monthly award program allows you to earn up an additional 7% of your monthly income.

PERFECTLY CLEAN 720-420-9335



COSCAN ROUTES AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.


- Network Support Engineers (131361) to configure policies on network firewalls, internet proxy servers, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS/IPS), and Network Access Control servers to protect Visa networks, assets and ensure compliance to corporate policies. Some travel may be required to work on projects at various, unanticipated sites throughout the United States.

County Club

WORK ON JET ENGINES - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612. MODULAR / MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE

Inovant, LLC, a Visa Inc. company, currently has openings in our Highlands Ranch, Colorado location for:

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



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

To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 82 Colorado newspapers for only $250, contact your local newspaper or call SYNC2 Media at 303-571-5117.

Co lora do S tat ewid e C las s if ied A d vert ising Ne two rk

Apply online at and reference Job#. EOE

Kennel Tech:

Indoor/outdoor kennel chores. After school, weekends, holidays. Indiana & 72nd Ave. area. Call 8am-12 noon weekdays


LEGITIMATE WORK AT HOME No Sales, no Investment, No Risk, Free training, Free website. Contact Susan at 303-646-4171 or fill out form at

Outside Sales

BF Sales Engineering, Inc. is looking for an Outside Sales Person with experience in Pumps and Process Equipment. Employer located in Golden. Please email resume to: Please, no phone calls.

We are growing & hiring • Professional Massage Therapist • Professional Hair Stylist • Professional Nail Tech

Expectations Salon

719-488-9203 Monument Booth Rent/Or Commission

Maintenance Tech 1

Enjoy working outside in beautiful surroundings? Castle Pines Metro District is looking for a positive, motivated, team oriented person to fill a Maintenance Tech 1 position. Duties include landscape maintenance; signage repair; storm drainage maintenance; water and sewer maintenance; snow removal; some OT. Must have 6 months to 1 year of experience, high school diploma or GED, valid CO driver's license and clean MVR. Full time (Monday-Friday), starting salary $30,000 per year + full benefits + retirement plan. Fax current resume to C. Frainier, 303-688-8339, or email to PROJECT MANAGER FOR INTERNATIONAL PKG DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT/ DISTRIBUTION COMPANY Two-Four years experience in project management necessary, degree necessary, work with sales staff, customers, and supply chain to manage large projects in the supply of retail packaging. Requires strong computer skills (Access experience desirable), strong organizational skills and must be detail oriented. Full time, salaried position. Salary history requested. E-mail resume to: Fax resume to: (303) 799-3560 attention Dave Dunwiddie Website: Dunwiddie Custom Packaging, Inc. 6341 S. Troy Circle Centennial, CO 80111 RN's,LPN's caring, compassionate, reliable/dependable nurses needed. 12 hr. P.T night shifts. Fri, Sat or Sun in peaceful, loving home. North Parker. Call 303-646-3020


Would you love to help someone else? Flexible hours…prior experience caring for seniors helpful. We’re looking for loving, compassionate people who live in South Metro Denver! Call 303-990-4561 today!


Western Summit

Constructors, Inc. is seeking Formwork Carpenters & Laborers, Concrete Finishers, Pipefitters, and Millwrights (process equipment installations) for large wastewater project located in Denver area. 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.

GREAT PAY!!! FT/PT sched. Cust. Sales/Service All Ages 17+ / Cond. apply. Littleton: 303-274-3608 Arvada: 303-426-4755 Lakewood: 303-274-8824 Aurora: 303-367-3422 Brighton: 303-659-4244 Castle Rock: 303-660-1550 Highlands Ranch Metro District is currently accepting applications for Temporary Part-time Mansion Event Crew. For application and details, visit our website at:

Now Hiring Colorado Community Media, publishers of 22 weekly newspapers and 23 websites is seeking to fill the following positions: Outside Digital Sales Account Representative (2) Territory Sales Representative Events Coordinator Intern Digital Logistics Supervisor Requirements for each position vary. If you would like to join our growing company, email your interest with position title in the subject line to A detailed description will be sent in response. Colorado Community Media offers competitive pay and benefits package. No phone calls please. *Not all positions eligible for benefits.

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Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581

Cleaning Five-Star Cleaning Service

20 years exp. Commercial/Residential/Construction Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Move Out $30/hour, 2 hour minimum Trustworthy & Reliable References Available Serving Wheat Ridge, Golden, Arvada & North Denver 720-384-4223




We do quality concrete work at affordable low pricing. Ready for a brand-new looking Driveway or Patio for half the cost of a total replacement?

A PATCH TO MATCH Drywall Repair Specialist

• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed

Call Ed 720-328-5039 Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list

See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.

Sanders Drywall Inc. All phases to include


Acoustic scrape and re-texture Repairs to full basement finishes Water damage repairs Interior paint, door & trim installs

Call Today for a free quote

30+ years experience Insured Free estimates


303 827-2400

Darrell 303-915-0739


20 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645




Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder

Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.

• Springs, Repairs • New Doors and Openers • Barn and Arena Doors • Locally-Owned & Operated • Tom Martino’s Referral List 10 Yrs • BBB Gold Star Member Since 2002

(303) 646-4499




JIM 303.818.6319


A Home RepAiR & Remodeling HAndymAn •Baths •Kitchens •Tiling •Large & Small Jobs

303-425-0066 303-431-0410


Bob’s Home Repairs

Radiant Lighting Service **


• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993 Pergolas

Fence Services BATUK FENCING

FRee eStimateS


Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326

Cedar, Chain-link Install & Repair. Quality Work 10 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Sr. Discount. 303-750-3840


J-Star Concrete

Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618

9137 Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 210 Highlands Ranch Highlands Ranch Pkwy between Broadway and Lucent


Commercial & Residential All types of cedar, chain link, iron, and vinyl fences. Install and repair. Serving all areas. Low Prices. FREE Estimates. 720-434-7822 or 303-296-0303


Quality Fencing at a DiscountPrice Wood, Chain Link, Vinyl, Orna-iron, New Install and Repairs. Owner Operated since 1989 Call Now & Compare! 303-450-6604


HAULERS • Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •


Call 720-218-2618


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Del @ 303-548-5509

Gloria's Hands on Cleaning

Reliable, 25 years in business, personal touch, spring cleaning. Weekly, bi-weekly, once a month


Servicing the Metro North and Metro West areas


You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured

trash hauling

Instant Trash Hauling

LANDSCAPE • Complete Landscape Design & Construction • Retaining Walls, Paver & Natural Stone Patios • Clean-Ups & Plant Pruning • Tree & Stump Removal • New Plantings • Irrigation Systems and Repairs • Landscape Lighting COLORADO REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Licensed



• Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out

Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt

Free estimates 7 days a Week

Call Bernie 303.347.2303

All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.


Rates On:

*Trash Cleanup: old furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc. *Replacement of Decorative Rock *Hauling: trash, old sod, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup, Servicing West and North areas Mark 303.432.3503

House Cleaning


250 $195 INSTALLED



Concrete, Inc.

" $Reasonable$"


G& E Concrete • Residential &



• Troubleshooting Experts • Licensed & Insured Since “1976” • New, Repair, Replace • Military & Senior - 10% Discount • Whole House Surge Protection

All Phases of Flat Work by

25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559

For all your garage door needs!

Affordable Electrician


Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace

Hauling Service



Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364

Garage Doors

All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172


Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance

Heavy Hauling

Asphalt & Concrete •Dirt removal & replacement • Grading • Excavating • Tractor •Trucking. 303-908-9384

Trash & Junk Removal

We take what your trash man won't. Branches, mattresses, appliances, reasonable rates & prompt service 720-333-6832

Heating/ Air Conditioning

Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount

Ron Massa

Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock


Olson Landscaping & Design

Heating • Electrical Air Conditioning


• New, Repair, Replace all makes & models • Military & Senior - 10% Discount • $89 $69 A.C. STARTUP - ‘til May1st! One call does it all!

INSIDE: *Bath *Kitchen's *Plumbing *Electrical, *Drywall *Paint *Tile & Windows OUTSIDE: *Paint & Repairs *Gutters *Deck's *Fence's *Yard Work *Tree & Shrubbery trimming & clean up Affordable Hauling


Get a jump on sprinG projects! New installs, yard make-overs, retaining walls, sod, sprinkler systems, flagstone, decorative rock. For all your landscape needs call Richard at 720-297-5470. Licensed, insured, Member BBB.

Lawn/Garden Services

kes Ma All odels &M

Call Rick 720-285-0186 Family owned and serving Golden & Jefferson County since 1955. 24-Hour Service

Jim Myers Home Repair FREE Estimates - Reliable, over 20 yrs. exp. Carpentry, Drywall, Deck Staining, Painting, Gutter Cleaning, Plumbing, Electrical & more 303-243-2061

Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace

720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits

Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work

For all your Classified Advertising needs. Your Community Connector to Boundless Rewards

Place your ad today. Call 303-566-4100!

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Lawn/Garden Services

Lawn/Garden Services

Weekly Mowing • Fertilization Aeration - $7/1000 sq.ft. $35/5000 sq. ft. Power Raking & Vacuuming - $85/5000 sq. ft. or $17/1000 sq.ft. water features • sprinklers 30 Years Exp.


Call for a free estimate

Family Owned & Operated

Alpine Landscape Management

Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.

Let us help you get your lawn green this Spring! Aerations starting at $35.00 Lawn Mowing & Trim starting at $20/mow Organic Fertilizer Application starting at $15/application — Quality work —

Call 720-272-4663


Credit cards accepted.


Just $

Call Eric


Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance

Aeration • Power Raking • Lawn Mowing Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping Spring Clean-Up • Gutter clean-out. We are Licensed & Insured

Call Bruce – 720-298-6067

303.870.8434 — WEEKLY MOWING —

1ST MOW FREE with summer commitment for new customers



Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking

is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!

John | 303-922-2670

Lawn/Garden Services

Motorcycle Repair

Reasonable Rates:

Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?

*Lawn Maint: Leaf Cleanup, Tree & Bush Trimming/Removal. Firewood for sale Del. avail. *Hauling: trash, old fencing, debris. *Gutter cleaning. *Storm Damage Cleanup. Refs. Servicing the West & North areas Mark: 303.432.3503


LAWN AERATIONS Residential Homes

Lawn/Garden Services

J & J lawn ServiCeS

A&M Lawn Service

Landscaping & Land Care Services


Lawn/Garden Services




Small engine repair also

Fisher Cycle Works



Call Fish Fisher at:

with a Warranty Starting at $1575


WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995

Aeration & Fertilization Combo Yard Cleanup, Aeration, Fertilizer, Shrub Trimming

• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •

Established 2000 Licensed and Insured

All Makes and Models

Misc. Services

Call Us Today! 720-545-9222

For local news any time of day, find your community online at

Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair

• Lawn Maintenance •Aerating & Fertilizing, •Power Raking • Landscape •Sod & Rock Work • Res. & Comm. • Fully Insured. Offering Free Fall aerating & fertilizing with a new mowing pkg. (mowing in select areas)


We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!


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Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.

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Oprah doing part for Dish

From left, daughters Mary Jo (Sharon Kay White) and Lucille (Rachel Fowler) try to convince family matriarch Stella Gordon (Anne Oberbroeckling) to sell their property in “Dividing the Estate” at the Arvada Center. Photos by Photos courtesy of Arvada Center

Inside scoop: Oprah Winfrey, yes, that Oprah, will make a special appearance at Douglas County-based satellite company Dish Network’s annual retailer convention in San Antonio in mid-May. She’s supposed to be taping a 30-minute show during the event. Also entertaining during that event is comedian Bill Engvall of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, and the band Train. Team Summit — the name of the conference — will be held May 14-16. Oprah will make her appearance on May 14. Jill Arrington from Fox Sports will be co-hosting the entire week with Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of indirect sales for Dish. Don’t have details, but I’m told by a super-secret double-probation source that Oprah’s rider (meaning what she needs before and after her appearance) is crazy! Tons of diva-like demands. If I hear more, I will “dish” the deets.

Bonanno adds new pizzeria

By Clarke Reader Family dynamics, entitlement and changing times ... these are just a few of the themes tackled in Horton Foote’s darkly comic “Dividing the Estate,” which makes its regional premiere at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Black Box Theater. The play runs through May 26, with performances IF YOU GO at 7:30 p.m. WHAT: “Dividing the Estate” on Tuesday WHERE: ARvAdA Center through 6901 WAdsWORtH Blvd., Arvada Saturday, WHEN: tHROugH May 26 1 p.m. on 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday Wednesday 1 p.m. on Wednesday and 2 p.m. on 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Saturday and COst: $38 TO $48 Sunday. INFORmAtION: 720-898-7200 or www. “The key is to find the balance between the comic and the human,” said director A. Lee Massaro. “I’m calling it a dramedy because it takes a look at death and how it affects people, and the greed that comes from trying to get what you need.” The story takes place in Texas in 1987 and focuses on the Gordons — a family that used to have considerable wealth, but now dividing up the only real asset the family has left — the 100-year-old family estate. Her three children — Mary Jo, Lucille and Lewis — have other ideas, and try to convince their mother to change her mind. Sibling rivalries and old resentments arise as each family member vies for a piece of the estate. “The children aren’t necessarily being greedy in the sense that they want as much as they can have,” Mas-

saro said. “They’re really trying to get enough so they can get what they need, and maintain their lifestyles.” The family is also dealing with the changing world around them, including a wave of commercialization and the spread of strip malls and retail shops. Massaro said a lot of the joy in directing this show comes from Foote’s writing style and his familiarity with the region. “He has a great ear for the part of Texas he’s writing about, and it’s based on stories he’d heard,” she said. “You get a sense that the people are real.” In the first production of the play in 1989 Foote’s daughter Hallie played Mary Jo, and in that spirit Massaro’s 16-year-old daughter Ella Tieze is playing Lewis’ girlfriend Irene Ratliff in this production. “She (Irene) is kind of a harbinger of the new world the family is dealing with,” Tieze said. “She’s from the new generation and a different class, and kind of goes against the family’s principals.” Tieze said working on the character — who is quite important, despite her limited stage time — has been a great challenge for her, and a way to learn about what makes a compelling character. Working with her daughter has been an interesting experience, Massaro said, because it allows both to see the other in a different light. “As a parent I’m not sure that children always get to really see their parents do what they do, but she’s getting the chance to see me work here,” Massaro said. Tieze said that she finds her mother inspiring, and has a lot of respect for her, both as an artist and a strong woman, after seeing all the work she does.

Chef and restaurateur Frank Bonanno was set to open his latest joint, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, on April 27 at The Vistas at Park Meadows. It’s his first venture outside of Denver, and the 10th addition to his rapidly growing empire, which includes Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Bones, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Lou’s Food Bar, Russell’s Smokehouse and Vesper Lounge. Say what you want about Bonanno, but his record with successful eateries speaks for itself. Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will feature an open kitchen with an Italian wood-fire oven that will showcase pizza makers, cheese mongers and charcutiers. “The menu at Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria started as something simple — unifying standout items from Osteria Marco with some of our cherished appetizers from Luca d’Italia,” Bonanno said. “The entire menu represents the food I always look forward to sharing with my family.” Hours are 11 a.m. to close on Monday through Sunday with happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, go to “It’s been really interesting to come from school straight here, because it’s a different environment, but I learn just as much here, so it’s just as valuable,” Tieze said. The family element that goes on behind the scenes mirrors what happens on stage. “There are so many generations in the show that there’s really something for every age here,” Massaro said. Tieze added that part of the play’s draw lies in its relatability. “This is a show about something that everyone can or will one day relate to,” she said. “It’s a family that can be nasty and dysfunctional, but the audience is going to recognize each character within their own family.” For tickets and more information, call 720-898-7200 or visit www.

Oh, ick!

First Avenue Hotel and El Diablo and Sketch restaurant owner Jesse Morreale has far from come to terms with the city of Denver over alleged “safety violations” regarding his places of business. On April 25, Morreale lost yet another legal battle that said, barring improvements to the property, the city will have him shut down at First and Broadway on May 3. His attorney, David Foster, however, is fighting the order. For my part, I just hope that El Diablo stays open, because I think that space has been a real plus to that part of town. And executive chef Sean Yontz is the bomb (however you say that in Spanish) to that establishment. Stay tuned to this unfolding drama.

Beer fest coming to Jeffco

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suburbs will love South Denver Beer Fest, an outdoor beer festival featuring more than 60 brewers from all over the nation. The festival will be May 4-5 at Clement Park in Jefferson County. Tickets — $40 advance general admission ($50 at the door) and $85 VIP ($90 at the door) — can be purchased at www. General admission is from 2-5 p.m.; VIPs will get early entry at 1 p.m. Clement Park is located at 7306 West Bowles Ave. Bring a canned food item for Carpenters Cupboard Food Bank and you will receive a free beer.

Lone Tree photo show returns

The Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale started on April 20, but runs through June 9, and visitors can view nearly 100 images from local and international photographers at the Lone Tree Arts Center. More than 600 images from 214 photographers were entered for the show. Juror Weldon Lee said: “The number of great images submitted for this year’s Lone Tree art show was staggering, which made the jury process extremely challenging. Every category was

packed with outstanding photographs.” Guests who attend the show can vote for the People’s Choice Award, which is awarded at the close of the show. For the first time, the show’s entries were divided into four categories: wildlife; digital art; nature and landscape; and people, places and travel. Each category will have first-, second- and third-place finishers and honorable mention. On May 18, Lee will present a photo seminar, “Photographing the Magical World of Wildlife,” from 3-6 p.m. Registration is $30 and is open to all levels of photographers. Photographers may register online at or by calling the LTAC box office at 720-509-1000. Lee has traveled the world’s most exotic locations photographing wildlife and capturing their personalities on film. Lee’s work can be seen at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. His images also have appeared in magazines such as Mature Outlook, National Wildlife, Backpacker, National Parks Magazine, Bird Watcher’s

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Eco Devo Corp. rakes in award

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. was recently recognized for achievement in business retention as part of Business Facilities magazine’s 2013 Economic Development Awards Competition. Each year, Business Facilities selects the organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in the economic development industry, bringing measurable success in targeted economic development to locations they represent. The Achievement Awards put the spotlight on agencies and organizations that have established the best practices in their specified categories. For a complete list of winners, go to www.

Elbra gets well-deserved award

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce named Elbra Wedgeworth, the chief government affairs officer at Denver Health, the 2013 Athena recipi-

ent on April 25 at the Athena Award Gala. The Athena Award is given to an outstanding woman leader who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession. Plus she provides service to improve the quality of life for others in the community and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential. Wedgeworth has had a remarkable and inspiring professional career as a government leader and public servant, and has been a noted asset to the Denver community at large. She served in all three branches of city government before she was elected to Denver City Council in her home district, District Eight. As a councilwoman, Wedgeworth represented 22 neighborhood organizations. Among her accomplishments during her time in city council, she oversaw the redevelopment of East Village, Dahlia Square Shopping Center, Mercy Hospital and various other projects. Wedgeworth also helped Denver successfully land the bid to host the 2008 Democratic Na-

YOUR WEEK & MORE THURSDAY/MAY 2 TREE PLANTING Sixth-grade students from Peck

Elementary and the Arvada parks department will celebrate Arbor Day starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, with their annual tree planting at the Oak Park pavilion, 10530 W. 64th Place, Arvada.

THURSDAY/MAY 2 through July HOST FAMILY The Rotary Club of Golden is seeking a host family for a female exchange student from Slovakia. She will attend Golden High School for the 2013-2014 school year. The student is fluent in English. Basic requirements for a host family are to reside in the Golden High School area and to provide the student a safe and secure home environment with board and room. A host family is needed from late August to November. If you are interested, contact Don Hogue at or call 303-278-6594. FRIDAY/MAY 3 BREAKFAST MEETING The Wilmore-Richter American Legion Post 161 will have its roundtable issues breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 3, at American Legion Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Breakfast service starts at 6:45 a.m. Bring a family member, neighbor, coworker or friend. Call 303-424-0324 or email John Sharp at alp161@ FRIDAY/MAY 3, May 9, May 27

LEGION EVENTS American Legion Post 161 is at 6230

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POST MEETINGS: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Open to all veterans.

ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST: 7 a.m., Friday, May 3. This breakfast provides an opportunity for representatives of city, county, state and federal government to coordinate and communicate current issues with other levels and their constituents. Open to the public. Charge at the door for breakfast.

MEMORIAL DAY ceremony and parade: Ceremony is at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the west end of the Arvada Cemetery. Parade is at 11 a.m. from 60th Avenue and Lamar Street to 53rd and Marshall Street. Both events are presented by the Arvada VFW and American Legion. FRIDAY AND Saturday/May 3-4, May 10-11 THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a 12- to 18-year-old production of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 7 p.m. May 3-4, 10-11 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit www. FRIDAY/MAY 3 to May 19 LIFE X 3 11 Minutes Theatre Company presents “Life X 3”

by Yasmina Reza. Do you believe in déjà vu, or just wish that we could have a do-over? Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY/MAY 4 WALK MS Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for Walk MS, its premier fundraising event, on Saturday, May 4, at Denver City Park, 2001 Steele St., Denver. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact for information, or call 303-698-7470 ext. 2. FREE SCREENINGS Early detection of skin cancer is crucial. Skin cancer threatens the lives of an increasing number of Americans. This year, more than 1 million new cases will be diagnosed. However, when detected early, skin cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers. Appointments are required. The screenings are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Schedule your free screening by calling AnswerLine at 303-6894595. 5K WALK/RUN The Excel-erator is a professionally timed family-friendly 5K run/walk to promote physical fitness at Excel Academy in Arvada and the surrounding community. The fundraising event, which starts at 8 Calendar continues on Page 19

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tional Convention. Also during the gala, Colorado School of Mines presented Lyndsey Babcock as the 2013 four-year Florence Caldwell Achievement Scholarship recipient. “The CWCC congratulates all the phenomenal 2013 nominees,” said Donna Evans, president and CEO of CWCC and the Women’s Leadership Foundation. “We are thrilled to honor Elbra Wedgeworth for her outstanding contributions to her profession and to the Denver community.”


Eavesdropping on a couple having wine at The Village Cork: The woman said, “Yes, you’re right.” The man replied, “Will you say that again, I’ll use it as my ring tone.” 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 You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker. She can be reached at parkerp1953@

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naturally died. Trees that can potentially pose a risk to the public are removed, but many trees that are still standing, even if they’re not alive, provide great habitat for wildlife, Paget said. Tree stewards needed Though the new trees and shrubs aren’t as big as many of those that were lost, they could be one day — especially with the help of residents — and the city of Wheat Ridge and the Institute for Environmental Solutions are looking for volunteer tree stewards. Tree stewards are responsible for watering and moni-

toring the health of a group of trees for three years to ensure their roots get established. Volunteers will receive special training and support to care for the trees. Watering stations have been added to the park to make caring for the new trees and shrubs easier. For more information about the volunteer tree steward program, or to sign up, email solutions@I4ES. org or call 720-295-4437. The Arbor Day project also celebrated Wheat Ridge’s 34th year as a Tree City USA.

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program because it encourages people to buy homes in Wheat Ridge. City Council and staff said getting people to buy and not rent in Wheat Ridge is essential to the city’s economic and cultural growth.

The Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program is funded by a revolving pool of $15 million. Based on that number, the offer is generally expected to be available until December 2014.

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the purpose of having spaces there to begin with. The mayor said he was surprised to see parking limits on 38th at all. “I think it’s kind of ridiculous to have two-hour parking on 38th at all. Public

parking is public parking,” Mayor Jerry DiTullio said. City staff was charged to look into providing permits for the affected business owners and to bring findings forward at a future session.

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a.m. Saturday, May 4, will help with the purchase of playground equipment at Excel Academy, 11500 W. 84th Ave., Arvada. The event also will serve as a qualifying wave time for this year’s BolderBoulder. Visit asp?eID=Excel-erator2013 to register.

ORAL HISTORY Join the Arvada Historical Society from 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, for an oral history presentation at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave. Enjoy free munchies and beverages while listening to some Arvada High School faculty and students from 1972 as they talk about moving into the new building. Event is free and open to the public. Call 303-431-1261.

DOG TRAINING Your choice dog behavior sessions are offered by Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Let us know what you want to work on and know about. Registration required so that we can come to class with the tools and techniques to work with your dog. Request a registration form at Class is from 1:45-3:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Doggie Delights on Broadway, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. ORCHID CLASS Did you know many orchid bloom for months with little care? Fantasy Orchids in Louisville is offering a free class at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, to teach anyone how to become an orchid expert. The orchid masters at Fantasy Orchids will also answer all questions. Guests will learn about the most popular orchid types as well as all anyone needs to know about orchid care. Guests are welcome to bring their plants to the class for evaluation. The greenhouse will also be open for exploration so come early or stay late and look around. SUNDAY/MAY 5 MESA RUN Jefferson County Open Space has granted a permit to allow North Table Mountain to be open for a competitive trail race at the first Mesa Run, sponsored by Compass Montessori School in Golden. The event features a 10-mile run, a 5K trail run and a kids’ run/walk. Following the run, participants can enjoy the Mesa Festival with love music by Yo Mommas and Pappas, kids’ activities, a dog training demonstration, local food and more. Registration is open and space is limited. Visit www.MesaRun. com. SYMPHONY CONCERT The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 60 years of making music with a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. For tickets and more information, visit or call 303-278-4237. BUFFALO BILL birthday The Buffalo Bill Museum will celebrate the 1883 birthday of Buffalo Bill at a celebration on Sunday, May 5, (the original Feb. 24 celebration was snowed out). The celebration will include a special tribute to the Native Americans who performed in his show. Admission to the museum and all planned activities will be free during this celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. For information, call 303-526-0744 or visit www. CONCERT THE Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and 60 years of making beautiful music with a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 303-278-4237. SUNDAY/MAY 5, June 9 SKATING PARTY Lace’EmUpSkating plans free skating parties

4-5 p.m. Sundays, May 5, and June 9, at Foothills Ice Arena , 2250 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood. Registration required at www.

MONDAY/MAY 6, May 20 GENTLE YOGA Living Water Spiritual Community will offer

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TUESDAY/MAY 7 OPEN HOUSE Help your community decide what its local recre-

ational needs are for the neighborhoods along the central Ralston Road corridor at an open house from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Arvada City Hall, in the Anne Campbell Room. The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community neighborhood association, with the help of the Arvada City Council and City Staff, are helping to guide the development, design and construction of a new recreational facility for the community that was once served by the Fisher Pool. See for information.

LIFETREE CAFÉ The issue of racism will be explored at noon and

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “The Black and White Truth About Racism: Will We Ever Live in a Colorblind World?” features an exclusive filmed interview with Daryl Davis, a black man who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454 or

TUESDAY/MAY 7, 14, 21, 28 FAMILY CAREGIVER workshops Are you caring for an aging

parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease. Find out about what causes dementia and the signs to watch for a free Alzheimer’s family caregiver workshops from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May at Home Instead Senior Care, 2095 S. Pontiac Way, Denver. Call 303-389-5700; RSVP by the Friday before the workshop you want to attend.

WEDNESDAY/MAY 8 POTLUCK/PROGRAM THE Foothills Genealogical Society will

have a potluck and program Wednesday, May 8, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. The potluck will start at noon, and the regular program, “Researching Back Before 1850,” presented by Carol Darrow, starts at 1 p.m.

KEYBOARD CONVERSATION Jeffrey Siegel presents Keyboard Conversations at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Main Stage Theater at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. The final concert of the 25th anniversary season is “Dance: Waltzes, Marches, Polkas, and Tangos!” For tickets and additional information, call the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200 or go online to THURSDAY/MAY 9 AWARDS CEREMONY The Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at its spring awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. In addition, the Arvada Police will recognize second-graders from Arvada elementary schools who participated in the fifth annual Police Officer Appreciation coloring content. The ceremony is open to the public; the event is free, and coffee and desserts will be served immediately following the ceremony. THURSDAY AND Friday/May 9-10, May 16-17 GOLDEN HS events Golden High School presents One Act Plays by the school’s Stage Right Productions on May 9-10. The school’s music department presents its pops concert 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

COMING SOON COMING SOON/MAY 11 BOWLING FUNDRAISER The Arvada West High School Foundation plans a bowling fundraiser from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Western Bowl, 10000 Ralston Road, Arvada. Proceeds will go toward supporting scholarships and programs for Arvada West students. For one price, you can enjoy 2 games of bowling, shoes included. Face painting for the kids and a silent auction also are planned. Reservations are recommended by April 26. Email for reservations, or visit for information. MOVIE SHOWING “The War,” starring Kevin Costner as a

Vietnam War vet who deals with a rivalry between his son and another group of children, will show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Living Light of Peace, 5925 Miller. The movies was rated PG-13 in 1994. Movie is free; adults, teens, and older children are welcome.

SUSTAIN ARVADA Does the idea of conserving resources and saving money put a smile on your face? Then the place to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 is Olde Town Arvada for the first Sustain Arvada Festival. Celebrate community successes as we showcase examples of resource conservation and teach ways to practice conserving in your daily life. CHILDREN’S TEA Celebrate Mother’s Day with your children or grandchildren by introducing them to the luxury of a first-rate tea party. Arvada Historical Society presents A Children’s Tea at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada. Enjoy herbal tea with scones, tea sandwiches and desserts along with a program, “The Hanky Hit Parade” by Katie Dix, Vintage Hanky Raconteur. Enjoy storytelling and fun activities about handkerchiefs. Each guest will receive a gift of a new or vintage hanky. Prepaid reservations are required. Call 303-4311261 to make your reservation. COMING SOON/MAY 11-12 POTTERY SALE Potters for Peace will have its annual pottery

sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Green Mountain United Methodist Church, 12755 W. Cedar Drive, Lakewood. Visit Volunteers and donations of pots are needed. For information, contact Sue Howell at

COMING SOON/MAY 14 MOMS LUNCHEON Colorado Women’s Connection plans its

Monday, March 11, the series welcomes Vicente and Marta Fox, Mexico’s former president and first lady. The series also includes Jane Goodall, primatologist and conservationist, on Monday, April 1; Sissy Spacek on Tuesday, May 14; and Dionne Warwich on Tuesday, June 4. The lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-866-449-8118. Visit

COMING SOON/MAY 14 UPCOMING CONCERTS Future performances in the Tuesdays at Trinity series continues April 9 with Miriam Kapner and Friends featuring chamber music paying tribute to the oboe; and May 14 with Nicolo Spera offering an evening of classical guitar. Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 7755 Vance Drive, Arvada. Tickets are available at the door, by online reservation at, or by calling 303-422-3656, ext. 25. Parking is free.

RECURRING EVENTS DOG TRAINER Become a dog trainer with Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue, using behavior science, holistic approaches and positive reinforcement techniques tailored to each individual dog, pet parent and specific situation. Learn to evaluate behavior, design exercises, coach humans, handle dogs, deliver presentations, and resolve and prevent a variety of behavior problems. Classes in Denver and Lakewood. Request an application at Contact or call 303-239-0382 for information. ARVADA RUNNING Club is offering $1,200 in college track or

cross-country scholarships to one or two graduating high school girls for the 2013-14 school year. Eligible students must live in Arvada and/or attend an Arvada-area high school and plan to participate in a formal track or cross-country program during their freshman year in college. This is the third year in a row the club has offered scholarship funds. Applications are available on Arvada high school Naviance websites. For more information, contact or

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 5; May 19 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Professional photographer Rod Pilcher will lead this basic photography course (for ages 10 and up) with a twist from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, to Sunday, May 5, at and around Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn camera parts, how your camera works, proper exposure, color, composition and lighting. A film or digital camera is required; S.L.R. (Single Lens Relex) is preferred. Registration is required by March 27; visit This class also fulfills the requirements for Boy Scout Photography Merit Badge. An optional trip to The Denver Zoon on May 19 is not

LECTURE SERIES Unique Lives & Experiences welcomes lectur-

ers, artists and celebrities who will share perspectives from their lives. The series is at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. On

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 19 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “The Shadow Box” from April 19 to May 19 at 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Parking is free. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays. Call 303-521-8041 or visit www.theedgetheater. com. RECURRING/THROUGH 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. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 SPRING EXHIBIT Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art presents its spring exhibit “The Museum of Broken Relationships,” through May 26. Visit, email brokenships@bmoca. org or call 303-443-2122 for information. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 26 THEATER SHOW Miners Alley Playhouse presents “The Memory of Water” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, from April 19 to May 26. A 2 p.m. show is planned on Sunday, Calendar continues on Page 20




St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Proclaiming Christ to the Mountains and Plains 12735 W 58th Ave · 80002 · 303-420-1232 Daily Masses: 8:30 AM, Mon-Sat Confessions: After Mass, Mon, Wed-Fri; Sat: 9:00-10:00 AM; 4:00-4:45 PM Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM


Golden Church of Christ 1100 Ulysses St. (303) 279-3872 Rick Walker - Evangelist Bible classes for all ages 9 Worship 10 Sunday Evening Prayer meeting 5:30 Worship 6:00

am am pm pm



QUILT ENTRIES Firehouse Quilts is looking for quilt entries for its eighth annual quilt show to support its mission of helping children in crisis. The special theme this year is Patriotic, plus there are 13 other categories you can enter. The show will be July 19-20 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock. Final entries are due by June 21, but entries received by May 17 receive an early bird rate. All forms and instructions are available at www.; click on “Quilt Show” at the top.


SPAIN FROM its heights as the dominant country in the world

yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy. Chaos has reigned since the early 1990’s with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge. Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the United States to intervene in the 1990s with decidedly mixed results. Lately, heavily armed Somali pirates in speedboats have been seizing passing cargo ships and oil tankers and holding the ships and crew for ransom. Join Active Minds from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Atria Inn at Lakewood, 555 S. Pierce St. The program is free; RSVP at 303-742-4800.


To list your congregation services call Viola Ortega


SOMALIA SOMALIA’S history is a story of Colonialism

RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 12 Theater show Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, presents “South Pacific” from April 26 to May 12 at 470 S. Allison Parkway. During World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 303-987-7845 or visit


Moms of All Ages luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Concordia Lutheran Church, 13371 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood. Call 303-985-2458 for reservations. Visit www. in the 16th century, Spain is now one of the European countries struggling with debt. Join Active Minds from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, as we explore the roots and legacy of the Spanish Empire and how this important country fits into the regional and global puzzle today. The free program will be at First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, 8210 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. No RSVP required.

included in class fee.


Arvada Christian Church 8010 West 62nd Avenue


Worship.............................9:30 am Wed. Night Bible Study/meal...6:00 pm Nursery Available

George Morrison, Senior Pastor

Please join us for our weekend and mid-week services

62nd & Ward Road

Family Worship Center Saturday ....................................................5:00 pm Sunday ..................................9:00 am & 10:45 am Wednesday ...............................................6:30 pm

4890 Carr Street

Sunday ....................................................10:30 am

Unity of Evergreen at Red Rocks

Reverend Julie Armour Home of the Daily Word

The Chapel at Red Rocks 905 Bear Creek Ave • Morrison 3rd Entrance into Red Rocks Park

303-697-1533 Sunday Service and Youth Education Program at 9:30 A.M. A Path for Spiritual Living


Golden First Presbyterian Church

On the round-about at South Golden Rd. and West 16th Ave. Sunday Praise & Worship................. ......9:00 am Fellowship Time .....................................10:00 am Church School ................................ .......10:30 am

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Miriam M. Dixon

Nursery provided




SERVICE TIMES Sunday: 9 aM and 10:30 aM WedneSday: 6:30 PM

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY FOR ALL AGES 9725 W. 50th • Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 421-3800 Main



Jefferson Unitarian Church 14350 W. 32nd Ave.

303-279-5282 A Religious Home for the Liberal Spirit Service Times: 9:15am / 11:00am Religious education for all ages. Nursery care provided.

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CALL 303-935-3044 or online at for tickets and more information. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31 EXHIBIT OPENING The Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, 5612 Yukon St., Arvada, presents Doug Waterfield’s exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings “This is not a Test: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield.” The exhibit opens with a wine and cheese reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, and the exhibit runs through May 31. Visit Admission is free. Visit


Jefferson Conservation District offer a junior master

gardener certificate course for students entering third through eighth grades. Kids will engage in hands-on farm activities such as planting, growing, and harvesting and discuss topics like water conservation, insects and plant disease, soil types, etc. Classes meet from 8-10 a.m. (third through fifth grades) and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (sixth through eighth grades) for eight weeks, from June 11 to July 30 at Star Acre Farms, 8412 N. Alkire St., Arvada. Space is limited. Contact Kaitlin Fischer at 720-544-2869 or to sign up today.

RECURRING/MONTHLY THROUGH May 31 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

RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 13 PILATES CLASSES A new 10-week session of Pilates for Ageless Adults is offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays from April 11 to June 13 at the Arvada Center. Cost can be paid to the Arvada Center. Instructor Laurie Wood is a certified Pilates post-rehab practitioner, a licensed massage therapist and a dance with more than 25 years’ experience. The class is a gentle, therapeutic approach to Pilates. A half-inch thick foam exercise mat is needed; no yoga mats please. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register. RECURRING/THROUGH JUNE 14 AGELESS JAZZ Laurie Wood leads a fun-filled, energetic, basic jazz dance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays from April 12 to June 14 at the Arvada

Center. Wood is a dancer, choreographer and healing artist with more than 25 years’ experience teaching movement classes to all ages and populations. Wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes and dress comfortably. Call 720-898-7200 for information on costs and to register.

presents “Machine Artistry Old and New: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly” from April 28 to July 27 at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. The exhibit includes an array of antique sewing machines from a private collection. An opening reception is from 5-8:30 p.m. May 3; open to the public. Call 303-277-0377.



DEGAS EXHIBIT Foothills Art Center presents

“Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist” from April 6 to June 30. The exhibit presents a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, the exhibit offers a look into his art and life. The Foothills Art Center is at 809 Fifteenth St., Golden. Call 303-279-3922 or visit

LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 18-19 INDIAN MARKET The Tesoro Cultural Center presents the 13th annual Indian Market & Powow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. The event features dance, music, art, hands-on educational activities and cuisine. Call 303-8391671 or visit


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Where the


bookstores are

Independent shops bound with unique reads By Clarke Reader ∙


ent Swindle is used to seeing bent elbows, but his customers are holding books, not throwing back a cold one. “Sometimes I feel like a bartender. We have people who come in and tell us their whole life story, but it’s a great place to come and talk.” That’s how Swindle, owner of the Book Stop in Wheat Ridge, describes owning an independent book store today. Swindle is one of the last of a dying breed, one that has been decimated by the economy, a shift to electronic means of not only for ordering books, but reading them as well. With Barnes & Noble as the only real, boots-on-the-ground competition since Borders folded in 2011, surviving in the market hasn’t gotten any easier for independent shops. Yet, some stores do remain, and those who work there have built up an extremely loyal customer base by becoming experts on books and customer service and by trading in cheaper used books and hard-to-find titles.

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This Week: Bookstores

“You can’t beat us book people down. We treat every book like a sacred individual,” said Dave Harrison, who has worked at Black and Read in Arvada for almost seven years. “Our expertise is what makes us better than chains.” While most independent book stores mainly feature used books, it is still important to meet customer demand on current popular titles — from “50 Shades of Grey” to the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin. Customer relationships help bookstore owners/managers know what to order when it comes to popular titles. “We try to get in what people are looking for, and if there are popular titles we have people looking for often. We can order them from other independent

Angelika Behrooz and Wayne Leanza own The Book Cranny in Arvada. The store thrives on customer service and using the internet to find rare books. Photos by Clarke Reader sellers,” said Wayne Leanza, co-owner of the Book Cranny in Arvada. Ignoring the online markets would be a mistake, but these shops are using it as a tool. “We started out selling books online, so we’re very aware of the prices being charged for books, and price accordingly,” said Leanza. Book Cranny co-owner Angelika Behrooz said that the shop will even do ordering online for people who would rather not do it themselves. “Some people don’t know how to find these cheaper books, don’t want to put their credit card information online or just don’t want to take the time to do it,” she said. “We’re happy to do the ordering for

the people who would rather not.” While Black and Read, the Book Stop and Book Cranny don’t have near the space that a Barnes & Noble does, they all make up for it by maximizing the space they do have. Any customer who walks into the shops will be astounded by the sheer volume of books in the space, with shelves following every contour and wall. Since all three shops buy books from individuals — some offer cash, some trade credit — the inventory is constantly changing, making frequent visits a good idea if a shopper wants to snatch up new titles. The range of categories each store stocks are equally impressive.


Locations of independent bookstores in the west Jeffco region. Map by Lindsay Lovato

Black and Read 7821 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003 303-467-3236 The Book Cranny 7580 Grant Place Arvada, Colorado 80002 303-420-7765

The Book Stop 10840 W 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 303-425-4960 Paperback Patti’s 2060 Youngfield St. Lakewood, CO 80215 303-274-1911

“We know many of the older men like the Westerns, and we have plenty of romances for women, but we also carry a lot of mystery-thrillers,” Swindle said. “There are so many genres out there, and we have something for everyone.” Book collectors who are looking for hard-to-find titles can spend hours going through the collected rarities at the stores. At Black and Read one is likely to find Stephen King novels on one shelf, and old hardback copies of “The Complete Set of Roman Drama” or three-volume set of “The Life of Samuel Johnson.” While the actual stock and layout is different in each shop, the attitude is the same — care about the books and care about the customers. “It’s a good job because the people who come into bookstores always make for good conversation,” Harrison said. Talking to customers about their favorite books is one of the best parts of the job, according to Behrooz. “We’re very available for customers and we love to suggest books,” she said. “We want people to feel welcome to come and browse and chat with us.”

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Wheat Ridge junior Tyler Knott fires what was a first quarter goal Friday against Golden. Photo by Daniel Williams

Wheat Ridge lacrosse beats up youthful Demons Farmers show why they are amongst the best in state while Demons struggle By Daniel Williams LAKEWOOD - Golden lacrosse got a blast from the past when facing its old head coach Chris Knott who is now the longtime coach of Wheat Ridge. Wheat Ridge then went on to blast Golden 19-0 routing the young and inexperienced Demons team Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. The Farmers are recognized as one of the elite teams in all of 4A and that talent

was on full display on Friday night. Wheat Ridge scored five first quarter goals and then added 11 more goals in the second quarter. “We have a good team, and we put it on display,” Knott said. “They were a bit overwhelmed but Golden has a good young group over there, they will continue to improve.” Wheat Ridge senior Josh Kaufling scored six goals and added an assist, and junior John Roach added four more goals along with three assists. “They are the best over there (at Wheat Ridge),” Golden coach Kurt Olhen said. “They are the team every other team wants to be.” Knott was Golden’s first ever boys la-

crosse coach building the program up for five years before then building Wheat Ridge into a powerhouse. And while the two programs seem light years apart in reality Golden might not be that far away. “We are close and getting better every day. Weather has been an issue for us in terms of getting quality practice time, but we have come a long way this season,” Olhen said. Golden (4-10, 2-4) opened its season with five straight losses but started April winning three of four games. Moreover, Golden has 13 underclassmen (six sophomores) on a roster filled with players just getting a first taste of varsity experience.

“It takes time but coach Olhen is a great coach, and I think he has his team trending in the right direction,” Knott said. But Knott’s team is ready right now. The Farmers (10-3, 5-0) remain perfect in league play and after starting the season 2-2 they have won eight of their past nine games, mostly in dominant fashion. Knott said his team’s focus is now preparing for the playoffs and getting his team to continue to peak going into the playoffs. “The playoffs are just about here and every team in the playoffs can beat anybody on any given day. Once the playoffs start it is not the best team that wins it is the team that is playing the best that will go on to win it all,” Knott said.

Green Mountain Rams remain perfect after big win at Arvada A-West heating up; Alameda searches for first win By Daniel Williams ARVADA - Green Mountain girls’ soccer kept a record perfect with a 10-0 victory Thursday at Arvada High School. Senior Kelsey Delanber and sophomore Jenn Brunsdon each scored twice and each recorded an assist for Green Mountain. The Rams (8-0-1, 4-0-1) now trail only Evergreen who is 6-0 in 4A Jeffco standings. Arvada (2-7-2, 0-5-0) is still looking for its first league win and its first win in over a month. The Bulldogs will play at Thornton Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Green Mountain plays at Lakewood Thursday at 3:30 p.m.


D’Evelyn girls’ soccer kept a hot streak

alive with a 10-0 victory over Alameda Saturday at Lakewood Memorial Field. Senior Kerry Carmody and junior Emily Garnier each scored a pair of goals for the Jaguars who have won four straight games. Alameda continues to struggle and is having a season that couldn’t end soon enough. The Pirates were very competitive early in the season but have struggled over the past month. Alameda (0-12-1, 0-5) will wrap up its season Wednesday when it plays Arvada at 6 p.m. at LMF. D’Evelyn (6-4-2, 4-2) will play Arvada West Thursday at 6 p.m. at North Area Athletic Complex.


Arvada West girls’ soccer continued its winning ways beating rival Pomona 4-1 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. A-West junior Amy Hayes scored twice and added an assist and sophomore Annika Hills scored as well. The victory was the Wildcats fourth in a

row. The loss for Pomona was its first after back-to-back ties. After five straight losses the Panthers went unbeaten in three consecutive games before the loss on Friday. Pomona (3-6-2, 1-4-1) will play Ralston Valley Friday at 4 p.m. at NAAC. Arvada West (9-2-1, 4-1-1) will play D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m. at NAAC.


Ralston Valley got a critical 5A Jeffco league win beating Standley Lake 3-2 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs recorded two first half goals and then added one more in the second half to secure a victory that will be key to figuring out a league champion. Sophomore Kasee Horton and junior Janelle Feldmann each scored for Ralston Valley. The Mustangs (9-3, 5-1) will play Pomona Friday at 4 p.m. at NAAC.


Faith Christian was St. Mary’s Acad-

emy’s equal in a 1-1 tie Friday at St. Mary’s Academy. St. Mary’s struck first scoring a first half goal before the Eagles tied the action in the second half with senior Sara Magnuson’s goal. Senior Caroline Jenkins recorded four shots on goal for Faith Christian (8-5-1, 4-3-1) but the Eagles were forced to settle for a tie.


Wheat Ridge girls’ soccer got its second consecutive blowout victory beating Alameda 10-0 Friday at North Area Athletic Complex. Wheat Ridge freshman Susan Whitney and Nikki Strickler each scored twice and senior Macee Broer recorded three assists. The Farmers 10-0 victory comes just one day after they defeated Arvada 10-0 on Wednesday. Wheat Ridge (10-2-1, 4-1-1) will wrap up its regular season when its hosts Cheyenne Mountain Thursday at 4 p.m.

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D’Evelyn senior pitcher Nate Sylvester is helping the Jaguars in a quest for a league title. Photo by Danny Williams

Farmers stay in mix for 4A Jeffco league title

Green Mountain stays alive too; D’Evelyn wins again

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-By Daniel Williams e LAKEWOOD - Wheat Ridge’s offense went nuts in a d14-0 victory Saturday at Arvada High School. - Senior Tyler Kubasta homered and sophomore sDante DeCarlo went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs helpsing fuel a seven-run first inning for the Farmers. l The victory was the fourth in a row for a Wheat Ridge team that is still fighting for a 4A Jeffco league title. The Bulldogs are trying to snap a four-game skid. Arvada (3-8-1, 1-7) will host Golden Thursday at 4 p.m. Wheat Ridge (6-6, 5-3) will play at D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m.



f After struggling early this season Arvada West has nrebounded with the help of a 7-4 victory Wednesday at -Ralston Valley High School. A-West recorded five fifth innings led by junior rJustin Mulvaney who went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The ,Wildcats have now won three of their past six games eafter starting the season winless in their first six games. The loss was a rare one for a Mustangs team that has won five of its last six games. Ralston Valley (10-5, 3-1) will host Pomona Satur-



Green Mountain kept its league title hopes alive with a 9-2 win over Alameda Thursday at Green Mountain High School. The Rams got three runs in the first inning and then two more in the second and used those runs to run away with the game offensively. Green Mountain sophomore Cole Shetterly went 3-for-4 scoring twice and driving in two runs. Alameda senior Jorge Gonzalez went 1-for-3 and scored a run. The Pirates (3-10, 1-7) will host Evergreen Thursday at 4 p.m. Green Mountain (8-5, 6-2) will play at Conifer Thursday at 4 p.m.


D’Evelyn remained frontrunners to win a 4A Jeffco league title with a 13-3 victory over Golden Saturday at D’Evelyn High School. Senior Luke Stratman homered as a part of his 3-for3 day that included three RBI. Senior Pat Johnson went 2-for-3 scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs. The Jaguars have now won three straight games since losing to Wheat Ridge — their only loss of the season. Golden sophomore Paul Richy went 1-for-2 with two RBI. But since winning three straight games they have now dropped three in a row. Golden (5-8, 4-4) will play at Arvada Thursday at 4 p.m. D’Evelyn (12-2, 7-1) will host Wheat Ridge Thursday at 4 p.m.


Jefferson split a doubleheader with KIPP Denver Collegiate winning game one 7-5 before losing game

two 16-15 Saturday at Jefferson High School. The victory was Jefferson’s first in over a month and despite the game two loss the team scored at least three runs in all four of the first innings of the game. In addition, despite the loss in game two the Saints 15-run effort was their most productive offensive effort this season. Jefferson (2-12, 2-7) will play a doubleheader Monday at Denver Science & Tech Stapleton at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


Faith Christian got its 12th straight victory with an 11-4 in over Bishop Machebeuf Saturday at Faith Christian High School. The Eagles playing from behind recorded 11 combined runs in the fourth, fifth and six inning of the game. Senior Tyler Deven went 2-for-5 with three RBI and junior Spencer Mochal went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Faith Christian (13-1, 12-0) will host Eaton Monday at 4 p.m.

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day at 9 a.m. A-West (4-10-1, 2-3) will play at Frederick Thursday at 4 p.m.


Irv Brown and Joe Williams are the longest-running sports talk tandem in the history of Denver radio. For more than 28 years, Irv Brown and Joe Williams have teamed to bring sports talk to fans in Denver. That tradition continues on Mile High Sports Radio.

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SCANDINAVIAN BRUNCH A Scandinavian Brunch at Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Join us to celebrate Syttende Mai weekend with delicious Scandinavian food and a festive atmosphere. Reservations must be made by May 12 by calling 303989-4496. The location is 6610 W. 14th Ave. in Lakewood.

TRAILS DAY Celebrate Arvada’s annual Trails Day by getting outdoors, moving your feet, pedaling your bike or just celebrating being outside from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Learn about Arvada’s bike friendly streets and 125-mile trail system at this free family event, hosted by Majestic View Nature Center and Two Ponds Wildlife Refuge. For information and/or to volunteer, call 720-898-7400 or visit

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: 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/MAY 20 SUMMER SWIMMING Summer swim team registration and the first practice for the Golden Marlins swim team will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at The Splash, 3151 Illinois St., Golden. For information and registration forms, visit LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 22 ENERGETIC HEALING Join Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada, for an evening of crystalline sound and energetic healing of deeksha. Bring a mat, blanket and pillow. The event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday May 22. Call 720-935-3999 for information. LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 24 FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m., May 24 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Call Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-933-4964 or email LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 25-27




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RUMMAGE SALE Golden Gate Grange rummage and bake sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, to Monday, May 27, just 4 miles west of Route 93 at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road. Call 303-277-1742. LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 30-31, June 7-8 THEATER SHOW Colorado ACTS presents a community

musical production of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” at 7 p.m. May 30-31 and June 7-8 at Colorado ACTS Theater, 9460 W. 58th Ave., Arvada. Call 303-456-6772 or visit

LOOKING AHEAD/MAY 31 HOME OPENER The Arvada Colts summer baseball team will have its home opener at 6:30 p.m. May 31 versus the Jeffco Rockhounds at Long Lake Ranch. All games are free. For information, email info@arvadacolts. com. Visit LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 1 GOLF TOURNAMENT The Arvada Colts summer baseball team will have its third annual golf tournament June 1 at Applewood Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. For information, email Visit

LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 2 LEAVES OF Hope Exempla Lutheran Medical Center presents its National Cancer Survivors Day – Leaves of Hope Run/Walk from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 2, at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Events include a survivors’ breakfast, 5K/10K run/walk, free kids dash, 1 mile family fun run, entertainment and exhibition booths. Full event schedule is available at event-schedule. Register online by May 31 for discounted fee, LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 3-6 BASEBALL CAMP The Arvada Colts summer baseball team presents its youth baseball camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon from June 3-6 at Pioneer Park. College players are the instructors for the camp. For information, email info@ Visit LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 3, June 4-6, June 10 LACROSSE CAMP The Green Mountain boys lacrosse team hosts summer lacrosse camps for all skill levels. The camps are run by the Green Mountain varsity and junior varsity coaches, with help from varsity players. A rookie skills camp for all ages is from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 3, and Monday, June 10 at the school. All incoming fifth- to eighth-grade players are invited to a skills camp from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6, at the school. The camp is designed for those with some experience. All equipment is required for this camp. All incoming ninthto 12th-graders can play in weekly 7v7 games from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in June at the school. Full gear required. For information or to register, visit www.ragingramslax. org; email questions to Nate Hallahan, Green Mountain boys head coach, at LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 3-6, Aug. 5-8 VOLLEYBALL CAMP Students going into fourth to eighth grades are invited to Arvada West volleyball camps June 3-6 at Arvada West High School and Aug. 5-8 at Moore Middle School. Contact Debbie Pospisil at LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 7 THEATER SHOW The Edge Theatre presents “One Flew

Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” opening June 7 at its new space at 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. For tickets and information, go to

LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 8 GARDEN TOUR The Conflict Center’s plans its 13th annual Enchanted Gardens Tour of Northwest Denver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Attendees may visit more than 20 private, public and community gardens grouped in four neighborhood clusters. In addition, ticket holders will be able to view the lush gardens of the

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storied Highland’s Garden Café. All proceeds benefit The Conflict Center, a 26-year-old local non-profit agency that promotes and teaches non-violent conflict management. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at The Conflict Center, 4140 Tejon St. Advance sales also are available at garden-tour/.

LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 9 MOTORCYCLE RIDE The seventh annual Molly-Dharma Run for Colorado animal shelters is planned for Sunday, June 9. The motorcycle ride will benefit the Intermountain Humane Society. Register at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Ride to the IMHS shelter in Pine, 67318 Highway 285, and take a tour (adoptions/ donations welcome). End with a party from 1-5 p.m. at T-Bird Roadhouse, 9701 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. Register online through June 3 at Contact Kirk at or 303-548-5123, or Ken at or 303-871-8290. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 10 to Aug. 2 SUMMER CAMP Golden History Museums again offer hands-on history summer day camp for children ages 6-11 years. Sessions include movie making, fire fighting, technology and mining. Six week-long sessions take place from June 10 to Aug. 2 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe Streets, near downtown Golden. The camp is divided into morning sessions (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon sessions (1 to 4 p.m.), or full days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online at or by phone at 303-278-3557. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 14 SYMPHONY CONCERT DeVotchKa and special guest Amanda Palmer join with the Colorado Symphony for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are on sale now. Call 303-623-7876 or go to LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 14-16 MUSIC FESTIVAL Bluegrass music fans will be treated to special outdoor performances by nine bands, including Colorado-based headliner Finnders & Youngberg, during the three-day Golden Music Festival, Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 at Clear Creek History Park, 11th and Arapahoe streets in Golden. Tickets will be available on May 1 at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. in Golden. Visit or call 303-278-3557. LOOKING AHEAD/JUNE 19, June 26, July 10 CONCERT SERIES The Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts 2013 Sounds Exciting! summer concert series lineup includes The Hazel Miller Band, rhythm & blues, June 19; Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders, banjo, June 26; Red Molly, bluegrass-tinged Americana, July 10; Eclipse, Journey tribute, July 17; Creole Stomp, Creole and Zydeco, July 24; Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, Funkadelic fun, July 31. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are at the Bonfils-Stanton Amphitheatre, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Gates open at 6 p.m. and plenty of free parking available. Picnicking is allowed. Season tickets are available at or by calling 303-987-7845.

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