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Jefferson County, Colorado • Volume 29, Issue 47
May 16, 2013
A Colorado Community Media Publication
County crunched in courts Prosecution’s hands full with Sigg, other death-related cases By Glenn Wallace
Above, Wheat Ridge High School art students display the Vans shoes they designed and painted for Van’s Custom Culture competition. The shoes were chosen among the top 50 in the nation and are in the running to be finalists. Voting for the competition ended May 13. Photos by Sara Van Cleve Below at right are sophomores’ music shoes titled “Revolver;” senior McKenna Lenhart and sophomore Perri Drewno’s art shows, titled “Pow Splat;” junior Sean local flavor shoes “Rocky Mountain Showdown; and Gaouette’s juniors Gianna Ossello and Tarryn Wilson’s action sports shoes “The Mountain Thrasher.” Photo by Franky Scaglione
Wheat Ridge High looks to become finalists for fourth straight year By Sara Van Cleve
heat Ridge High School art students have been painting on a canvas smaller — and
more shapely — than artists traditionally use. For six years now students of Wheat Ridge art teacher Franky Scaglione have been painting on Vans shoes. “My best friend Shawn Gruenhagen, a Vans regional sales representative, said, ‘I
Pictured from back row left: teacher Franky Scaglione, junior Shelley Brown, freshman Tommy Miller, sophomore Cecily Hill, senior McKenna Lenhart and sophomore Perri Drewno; front row from left: senior Kaitlyn Samora, senior Lauren Polivka, sophomore Madison Bozik, sophomore Melanie Bochantin and senior Allison Painter. POSTAL ADDRESS
have all of these plain white shoes and you’re an art teacher, why don’t we make it a project?,’” Scaglione said. Out of that art project at Wheat Ridge High, an official Vans contest was born four years ago — the Vans Custom Culture competition. In the competition, students from across the nation paint and design shoes in four categories — art, actions sports, music and local flavor. This year, 1,500 schools participated and Wheat Ridge was chosen, for the fourth consecutive year, as one of the Top 50. Voting is currently under way to dwindle down the Top 50 to the Top Five, one from each region, who will then all go to New York City for art tours and to have their shoes
on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Celebrity judges will then select a winner from the top five, who will receive $50,000 for their school’s art program. “To get to New York City is our goal,” Scaglione said. “Winning $50,000 would just be a bonus. We want to show the whole country we’re the best in our region and have the students work displayed.” A total of 23 of Scaglione’s students designed shoes and they then voted for the best of each category. Wheat Ridge High students decided to keep all shoes within the theme of 1966, the year Vans was created. For the art category, senior McKenna Lenhart and Shoes continues on Page 6
‘I have all of these plain white shoes and you’re an art teacher, why don’t we
A rise in serious crime — including prosecuting Austin Sigg for the murder of Westminster 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway — is taxing the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office and draining the department’s resources. “We’re strapped as an office,” Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir informed the Board of County Commissioners last week. In a May 7 staff briefing, Weir told the three county commissioners that the Sigg murder trial, along with a recent spike in serious crime offenses, has left his department spread thin. His office is currently involved in 13 death-related cases. “We will get it done. All cases are important for us. But it has stretched us to the max,” Weir told the commissioners. A gag order regarding the Sigg case kept Weir from discussing very many specifics, but he did go over the case timeline. Westminster 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was walking to school on Oct. 5, when she disappeared. On Oct. 12 the media reported that remains of Ridgeway’s body had been found in the Leyden area. Austin Sigg, 17 years old at the time, would later contact police and turn himself in for the crime. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 25. District 3 Commissioner Don Rosier asked the DA if the types of murder cases in Jefferson County were presenting particular challenges. Weir said he was not asking for additional staff funding for the Sigg case at this time, but that he may have to in the future. For comparison Weir referenced the Brunco Eastwood case that created $90,000 in court costs to prosecute. Eastwood, who opened fire on students at Deer Creek Middle School in 2010, plead not guilty by reason of insanity, which required the DA’s office provide psychological experts to counter that claim. Weir said an insanity defense was a possibility in the Sigg case as well. The state had offered some financial help — up to $75,000 allocated for expert and special witness expenses. Weir, who took over the DA’s office in January, said high-profile cases, complex mental health prosecutions, and heavy caseloads all make it more important for him to retain experienced and skilled staff.
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Markets sprout, and farmers survive c The early morning chill, left over from winter’s most recent unwelcome blast, settles along the quiet street where blue and white canopies have popped up like overdue buds, signaling the arrival of the season’s first farmers market. Soft music, lingering from a nearby restaurant, punctures the hush, along with occasional laughter and voices from vendors as they ready tables with wares and hopes for a good day. Danish bakery workers pull sugarcrusted strudels — apricot and apple raisin — from their truck to shelves along the sidewalk. Nearby is the homemade peanut butter woman and the Angus beef man and the cheerful El Salvador cook. At the end is the farmer. He is 63, the great-grandson of a farmer who bought a plot of land 108 years ago in Welby, between Denver and Thornton, off North Washington Street. Today, he has 80 acres in Hudson, a country town of 2,300 northeast of Denver on Interstate 76, a solid hour-and-15-minute drive to the Sunday market in Highlands Ranch. He stands next to his white truck, watching the market unfold, an ever-present long cigarillo clutched in a weathered hand that tells a story of a working life rooted in the soil. He is a content man whose easy smiles crinkle soft grooves around blue eyes that peer intently from a sun-worn face. “I might not be farming today if it weren’t for the markets,” Alan Mazzotti says. “They’ve kept us in business.” And they’ve kept us, the customers, connected to a less complicated time, when people knew who had grown the food on their table — a slice of knowledge that cultivated gratitude and nurtured community. Sean and Maria McAfee, married 22 years, can’t drive by a farmers market without stopping, whether it’s along the
coastal drive to San Francisco or in their hometown. When they lived in Evergreen, they visited the local market there every Tuesday. Now, in Highlands Ranch, they never miss a Sunday. It’s a matter of principle and a matter of friendship. Besides the benefit of fresh produce, “I’d rather pay a little more to support local people,” Maria says. “We’re big believers in moving away from the Walmartization of the U.S.” And, over the years, many vendors have become friends — the Angus beef man invited them to his wedding last year. “They become part of the fabric of your life,” Maria says. “We were so excited,” Sean says of the week leading up to opening day. “We were talking about this all week.” They walk away, hand in hand, each with a small bag. Basil and oregano seedlings in one, peanut butter, pasta and honey in the other. This time, “we didn’t have a lot to buy,” Maria says. “It was seeing old friends.” Colorado has more than 100 farmers markets, with about half in the Denver metro area, according to the state Department of Agriculture. They operate individually or through sponsoring organizations. Most are seasonal, running from May through October, and their arrival seems to signal the start — finally — of
summer. The Metro Denver Farmers Market, founded 36 years ago, is the oldest organization. And that’s how long Mazzotti, an original member, has been selling at the outdoor markets, which he estimates have kept 70 percent of local farmers in business. In fact, he says, most farmers grow specifically for the markets. He has corn, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, sweet corn, cucumbers, winter and summer squashes, parsley, basil. “I can’t think fast enough,” he says as he rattles off the list. Farmers do have other outlets such as fruit and vegetable stands, garden centers and pumpkin patches. But they expect to earn most of their money in the summer markets. They are, however, no longer just for farmers. Walk through any market and you’ll see the realization of a melting pot of dreams. There’s the gourmet nut man, stirring almonds with a wooden paddle in a copper vat as a tantalizing aroma draws a crowd. There’s a local children’s book author. And there’s Monse Perez Hines, the young Salvadoran wife of a military man, who drives up from Colorado Springs each week to sell curtido and pupusas, traditional foods she makes in her home which are so popular she always returns with empty coolers. “I’ve received such great support from everyone here,” she says. And “I’ve been able to share my culture.” And Evi Bujdoso of Hungary, selling Danish pastries. She wears a white apron, and her short, blond hair pokes out from beneath a white cap. A half hour from closing time, just a handful of strudels and a few croissants are left. “We weren’t prepared all the way,” she says with a slight accent and a quick smile. “People were excited to see us back
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again.” As vendors begin to pack up, Mazzotti stands by his truck, behind the tables and ground laden with pansies, petunias and geraniums in planters, baskets and trays. Herb seedlings, also from his greenhouse, sit in the canopy shade. It’s too early in the season for most vegetables and fruit. By C The day’s proceeds: Just OK. crea “A little chilly,” he explains. But that’s all right. He’s reconnected C with many of his customers, some now givin friends, like the brothers in their 90s at prod the Auraria market in Denver that he’s known for 30 years and who even visit his Aqua fastfarm at times. Aq Next week, he hopes to bring asparagrow gus, spinach and lettuce with his flowers. Come June, he’ll be trucking loads of — w a soi vegetables to six markets a week. Down the row of vendors, he watches of on canopies folding shut — like tulips closing “O at day’s end. Like the others, he loads up how a lot and heads for home. “I’m tired,” he says. A smile quickly ap- learn foun pears. “I’m getting older every day.” nya. And rest won’t come until the plants “W are back in the greenhouse, the truck is opm cleaned, the crops tended, the chores all done. Then, he’ll enjoy the peace of the teach land, the lack of pavement that traps heat, food In the friendliness of country neighbors. a tan “I have to make a living. I have to feed my family, too.” But more than anything, that he says, working the land and sharing its from yield with the rest of us, “is a way of life.” filter clean A farmer’s life. And a good life. D when You’ll find farmers markets listed at food www.coloradofarmers.org. “N the a Ann Macari Healey’s column about people, places and issues of everyday life appears Sawy use t every other week. She can be reached at C email@example.com or 303The 566-4110. has t smal help syste Th the b curre tions aqua can b “W Red Sports: A look Colo dent at year-ending tem, prep sports “W action. Pages tion, 25-27 with educ C up a
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Circular systems in the water Colorado Aquaponics teaches about sustainable food growth By Clarke Reader
firstname.lastname@example.org Community and urban gardens are giving people new sustainable ways to produce food, and Lakewood’s Colorado Aquaponics is spreading word about a fast-growing new food producing method. Aquaponics combine aquaculture — growing fish in a controlled environment — with hydroponics — growing plants in a soil-less media — to use the byproduct of one species to grow another. “Our focus is the aquaponics system — how it is designed and built — and we do a lot of education for people who want to learn more about it,” said JD Sawyer, who founded the company with his wife, Tawnya. “We’re still doing research and development, but aquaponics can really help teach people how to take care of their own food.” In an aquaponics system fish are put in a tank and their waste provides nutrients that helps plants — which get the water from pipes — grow, and in turn the plants filter the water and return it to the tanks clean for the fish. Depending on the type of fish used, when they are grown, they can be used as food. “Naturally occurring bacteria convert the ammonia from the fish to nitrates,” Sawyer said. “The plants are then able to use the nutrient rich water to grow.” Colorado Aquaponics makes use of The GrowHaus in downtown Denver and has two aquaponic systems set up — one smaller, one large with two fish tanks — to help grow food and demonstrate how the systems work. The company is looking to move into the business of setting up systems, but currently teaches people and organizations how to design and maintain an aquaponics system, and how the systems can be used. “We’re currently doing a project with Red Rocks Community College and the Colorado School of Mines where the students are designing an aquaponics system,” Sawyer said. “We mainly serve in an advisory position, and see a lot of opportunities to work with schools and other organizations to educate people about this.” Colorado Aquaponics was able to get up and running thanks to its partnership
Colorado Aquaponics co-owner JD Sawyer shows off some of the fish that are used in the aquaponics systems at The GrowHaus. Photos by Clarke Reader with The GrowHaus — a partnership that was born out of shared interests. “We knew we wanted to get aquaponics set up here, and so the timing really worked out perfectly,” said Adam Brok, director of operations at The GrowHaus. “What we’re doing is really a big, ambitious vision, and we’re making big strides.” Colorado Aquaponics will be doing a four-day seminar on large farm options in June, but it offers free tours at 10 a.m. every Friday for people who want to learn more about the systems and their potential. “Like a lot of people, we’re concerned about what our kids our eating, and about healthier foods for all,” Sawyer said. “There’s really not a subject that can’t be tied to this, from biology and chemistry to social justice.” For more information on Colorado Aquaponics, visit www.coloradoaquaponics.com, and for information on The GrowHaus, visit www.thegrowhaus.com.
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What to Do About ‘Coming Soon’ Listings Is Big Topic at Realtor Meetings When properties sell as quickly Two Big Garage Sales as they do nowadays, we find an increasing number of agents who in Golden This Saturday Community garage keep their listings off REAL ESTATE sales are great — the MLS in hopes of TODAY many homes in the finding the buyer withsame subdivision sellout having to share ing their “stuff” simultatheir commission with neously. With enough other agents. participation, it can At every Realtor or create great excitement MLS meeting I attend, and great neighbor the topic of agents interaction that may not withholding their listbe there every day. ings from the MLS is a By JIM SMITH, Every year, I myself recurring subject. Realtor® sponsor the community Simple greed can be garage sale in Golden’s Village at a factor, since withholding one’s listing from other agents increases Mountain Ridge, a 296-home the chance of selling one’s listing subdivision within the city limits, directly and not splitting the com- backing to Mt. Galbraith Open mission. I was told that this is not a Space Park. This Saturday, 8am to noon, is the big event. clear-cut violation of the Realtor This year, I’m adding a second Code of Ethics, which frankly surgarage sale in two nearby subdiviprised me. License law, on the other hand, does require agents to sions — Stonebridge at Eagle put clients’ interests ahead of their Ridge and Lakota Hills. Their garage sale is simultaneous. You own, and one could argue that such is not the case when agents can find maps of both subdivisions don’t expose listings to all buyers. and the participating homes and
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Townhall meeting eyes future of education By Hugh Johnson Voter approval of a proposed $1 billion dollar tax hike to fund education for Colorado students was the topic of discussion April 27 in Wheat Ridge.
Sen. Cheri Jahn (DWheat Ridge) and state Rep. Sue Schafer (DWheat Ridge) held a town hall meeting on state funding for K-12 students at the city council chambers. The legislators invited
Will Gohl to speak at the event. Gohl is a policy analyst for Sen. Mike Johnston (D-Denver). Sara Gagliardi, a board member for Jeffco Cares, also spoke. This November, voters will decide on whether
or not to approve a $1 billion dollar tax hike to fund education. Gohl called the ballot initiative the largest investment in the K-12 system in state history. In addition to the initiative, Sen. Johnston is sponsoring a bill that
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would reform the way money is distributed to school districts. Gohl said that Colorado spends about $2,500 less per student than the national average. Johnston’s Senate Bill 213 highlights funding for alternative methods of learning, extended school years and funding for special needs, at-risk and gifted and talented students. For some however, pouring more money in the system isn’t the answer. Luanne Prose, a Wheat Ridge resident, believes that the solution lies in holding children accountable. Prose works with school kids at a daycare. “I’m taking a stand even though these are not my own children and I try to help them but there’s no fallback if they don’t do their work,” she said. There may be some truth to Prose’s claim. According to the National Assessment of Ed-
ucational Progress, Colorado’s 4th and 8th grade students scored higher than the national average in mathematics reading, writing and science. So why do Colorado students need more money? Gohl countered by saying that Colorado can only get better with more funding. “In Colorado we have exceptional achievement for the amount we’re spending. If our system is as effective as it is why wouldn’t we want to put more money in?” Gohl asked. Councilwoman Joyce Jay of District II weighed in on the debate. “ If it takes money to incentivize the students to the path of greater social and economic success then we should do it,” she said. Senate Bill 213 passed the Senate in April and the House on the 1st. The bill’s implementation is contingent upon voter approval the ballot initiative this fall.
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High School principal Griff Wirth to describe the 2013 graduating class with one word, and the answer will be “leaders.” “We have a really deeply committed group of leaders, and they’ve been very visible leaders in the school,” Wirth said. “We also have a lot of students who have stepped up to be informal leaders in the community.” These leaders will be taking to the stage to receive their diplomas on Friday, May 24,at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House is Denver. The graduating class includes a Boettcher Scholarship winner — Liam McGrail — and a Daniels Fund Scholarship winner
COMMENCEMENT DETAILS WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT: 2 p.m., Friday, May 24 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1,300 GRADUATING CLASS SIZE: 265 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS:
Student Body: Erika Ness - student body president, Phillip Williamson - student body vice president, Paige Brophy - student body treasurer. Kami Barnett - senior class president, Amanda BowmanGetzelman, senior vice president.
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CLASS COLOR: “Superman”blue and “Batman”gold — Gladys Juarez. Students will spreading out all over the country to different schools and jobs as they begin the next
chapter in their lives. Wirth said that there were several organizations that really helped to improve not only the school, but the community as well. Groups like Wheat Ridge’s senate, honor society, key club and Las Amigas all volunteered to help make the area around them a better place. “Our athletic director was always encouraging
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6 Stoned-driving limit passes Legislature 6 Wheat Ridge Transcript
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Governor expected to sign measure into law By Vic Vela
email@example.com It’s been a long and winding road, but the Colorado General Assembly has finally passed a driving-stoned standard for motorists. The measure — which is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper — establishes a marijuana blood standard by which it is illegal to operate a vehicle. “Smoke and walk. Smoke and take the bus. Smoke and grab a cab. Smoke and call a friend. Smoke and ride a horse. Smoke and take the light rail,” said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, a bill sponsor,
during a recent Senate debate. “Just don’t smoke and drive. Your life and every other citizen’s life on the highway is at risk. The bill passed the Senate May 7 on a 23-12 vote, after it had previously cleared the House by an even wider margin. The bill limits drivers to five nanograms per milliliter of blood for active THC, marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. But that limit would be known as a “permissible inference” standard by which a person is considered to be under the influence of the drug. However, a defendant can rebut in court whether he or she was actually impaired. That’s different from a strict “per se” standard, such as the 0.08 percent bloodalcohol concentration used to prosecute drunken drivers. Opposition to the bill knew no party lines. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, voted no on the legislation, ar-
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guing that there are laws already on the books that make it illegal for people to drive while impaired. “What’s the problem we’re trying to solve here?” Steadman said. And Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, cautioned that a driving-stoned limit could lead to “too many false positives,” due to residual amounts of the drug being in the bloodstream of a person who regularly smokes the drug, but may not have been stoned behind the wheel at the time of arrest. “We should not be convicting people who are not guilty of driving while impaired,” Lundberg said. Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, had voted no on setting stoned-driving limits in the past, but voted yes on this “reasonable” piece of legislation, this time around. “With all of the lines we have to draw
here at the Capitol … I think we have to draw a line at some point (on driving stoned),” Kerr said. Members of the Capitol press corps dubbed the effort the “zombie bill” because it continued to surface at the legislature, in spite of having suffered multiple deaths. The bill had failed four times in previous years — and it even suffered two separate deaths before it finally passed this session. The original bill passed the House, but failed in a Senate committee. A driving-stoned standard was then tacked on in the form of an amendment to an Amendment 64 regulation bill, before it was stripped from that legislation by a separate committee. The bill’s House sponsors were House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, and Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora.
Council discusses the role of animal control Commission at the study session Monday May 6. By Hugh Johnson The Animal Welfare and Control Commission is responsible for managing everyday tasks that concern the control and disposition of animals. However, some members feel that city staff, particularly the Wheat Ridge Police Department, isn’t allowing the AWCC to perform its duties according to city code. Mayor Jerry DiTullio brought the issue up for council to discuss and resolve at the study session. Rhonda Champion, AWCC member from District II, highlighted the commission’s fundamental problem of not knowing what they can do and where they can help. “We’re here to request a clarification of our duties and perhaps validate the
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sophomore Perri Drewno created “Pow Splat,” which features pop-art looking designs of a gun shooting sprinkles onto a 3D ice cream cone. “Our theme was the 1960s, so we looked at how pop art was prevalent and tried to design them based off different artists,” Lenhart said. “Being in the Top 50 is a really cool experience. It shows all of our hard work paid off.” Lenhart and Drewno originally had to separate designs; when the students voted, they tied for the favorites and they worked together to create one co-
existence of our commission,” Champion said. F or Rhonda, part of the problem stems from being excluded from important meetings, hearings and encounters. For instance, a horse was hit and killed on 38th. Champion says that the community had reported issues prior to the incident but the AWCC was never informed and thus never given the chance to prevent the accident. The AWCC is tasked with rejecting or approving requests for kennel licenses. Champion asserted that instead of inspecting the applicant in person alongside a community service officer, WRPD simply hands them an inspection sheet to sign. While Police Chief Daniel Brennan agreed that the commission’s duties need to be clarified, he stressed the fact that AWCC members are civilians and aren’t trained to handle stressful situations that will inevitably arise. “I’m hesitant to put a commissioner
in a situation where, without any knowledge at all, they may not be able to adequately handle the situation,” Brennan said. Chief Brennan suggested that the AWCC would best serve the community as an advisory board outside of public interaction. Davis Reinhart, councilman of District I, agreed with Brennan and believes the AWCC should focus on educating the community rather than getting bogged down in debate over how to serve it. “This type of commission doesn’t exist in many jurisdictions,” Reinhart said. “They are spending more time arguing about process than trying to take care of their mandate, which should be about education and best practices.” Council decided to have the AWCC and the city staff set up a series of meetings to clarify the commission’s duties. The meetings will be monitored by a facilitator.
hesive design. Juniors Gianna Ossello and Tarryn Wilson entered “The Mountain Thrasher” in the action sports category. The shoes feature images of mountain bikers, a sport that was gaining popularity in the 1960s, mountains and topographic maps. In the music category, sophomore Cecily Hill created “Revolver,” an artistic representation of the Beatles’ classic album. “For me, the Beatles are one of the most iconic bands of the 1960s, so we couldn’t do music without them,” Hill said. “It’s exciting just to be recognized.” The design features a revolver on the back of one shoe shooting out beetles. On the back of the other shoe are four
beetles playing instruments. The final entry for local flavor was “Rocky Mountain Showdown” created by junior Sean Gaouette. Gaouette carved the bottoms of the shoes to look like cowboy boots and added spurs to portray his old West theme. Each shoe also features a cowboy ready to draw in a showdown. “It’s an incredible honor to be in the Top 50,” Scaglione said. “As the numbers increase year after year, it’s a greater challenge and honor to be in the Top 50. We’ve never won the competition, though, so that’s our goal. We won’t give up until we do.” Voting for the finalists ended May 13, but were not available as of press time.
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whether voters will support the tax model that legislators put in place to support retail pot regulations, and whether the federal governnowl- ment will intervene. o adStill, lawmakers believe nnan they did good work creating laws to regulate an industry t the where every movement is in unity uncharted territory. ublic “Given the short time frame, I think we’ve done Dis- the best job we possibly ieves could,” said Rep. Dan Paucat- bon, D-Denver, a major etting driver of pot legislation this w to session. “This was the project I undoubtedly spent the n’t ex- most amount of time on said. this session, to make sure guing we got it right.” are of Pabon was the sponsor bout of House Bill 1317, which creates regulations for the WCC operation of retail marijuameet- na stores. Retail pot shops uties. are to open beginning Jan. by a 1, under the supervision of the Department of Revenue. There will be limits as to what retail marijuana stores can and cannot do, as well as how much marijuana consumers are allowed to purchase. Some late-session amendments to the pot legislation would have allowed out-of-state residents to purchase greater amounts of the drug, as well as to permit the existence of marijuana clubs, where people could congregate to use the drug. However, those amendments failed. Sen. Cheri Jahn, DWheat Ridge, along with Pabon, was instrumental in crafting the Amendment 64 bills. She opposed those amendments, and said it’s important for the state to go slow in rolling out the new industry. Marijuana use and sales are illegal under federal law, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has yet to provide insight as to how it will re-
spond to the new legislation. So, lawmakers like Jahn say they wanted to make sure they put in place regulations that support strong oversight and that also keep the drug away from children. “We have so much to lose if we don’t do this right,” Jahn said. “And because we have so many `I don’t know what I don’t knows,’ I just think we have to move really cautiously.” But regulations surrounding the industry are bound to change, and lawmakers certainly will address many other pot-related issues in the coming years. “It’s been 80 years since Prohibition and were still passing alcohol laws today,” said Pabon. “We’ve had 80 years to protect that system. We’ve had six months to implement this one.”
Voters to rule on tax
Another key piece of Amendment 64 legislation came in the form of House Bill 1318, which will ask voters to support a 15 percent excise tax, and an initial 10 percent sales tax on retail marijuana. House Republicans unanimously opposed the bill, even though the bill received bipartisan support in the Senate. Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, cautioned that if voters do not approve the tax, the money could end up coming out of the state’s general fund. “It was an issue of making sure we were protecting the state,” McNulty said. “We supported suspending retail operations if the tax doesn’t pass. If the tax doesn’t pass ... and if you’re not putting other options in front of voters, everything that state government does is vulnerable.” Fears over what the voters might end up doing in November led to a late-session effort aimed at a partial repeal of Amendment 64, one that was supported by McNulty. The resolution called for the suspension of retail marijuana sales if the pot taxes are not supported by voters. It would not have affected the decriminalization aspect of Amendment 64, so it still would have
been legal to smoke the drug. However, that legislation died almost as quickly as it was introduced in the Senate. Democratic Senate President John Morse teamed up with fellow Colorado Springs Sen. Bill Cadman, the chamber’s minority leader, to introduce the legislation. The resolution passed in a hastily scheduled committee hearing, just three days before the session ended. But it was never brought to the floor of the Senate for consideration. Morse said he “didn’t have the votes” to get the resolution passed. But he said he hoped the crafting of the legislation sent a message to the pro-Amendment 64 lobby, that they need to ensure the tax rate passes in November. Pabon said he didn’t think the partial repeal effort “ever would have gotten out of (a House) committee, let alone to the floor.” “At the end of the day, the voters have already spoken about this issue and they don’t need to take another vote on it,” Pabon said. Gov. John Hickenlooper said he’s confident that Amendment 64 backers will work with lawmakers in making sure that the taxes pass in November, so that the state isn’t stuck with the bill. “I think we’ll all work on it,” the governor said. “I think they’ll commit resources because if it doesn’t pass, their lives will become chaos. And I don’t even want to speculate what the federal government will do. I don’t even want to speculate what the people of Colorado will do. “They can take it nonchalantly at their own risk.”
Provisions of bills
Here are some of the key aspects of each of the three bills that deal with the regulation of retail pot sales and use: House Bill 1317: • In-state residents are allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana at retail shops in a single
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• Allows existing medical marijuana stores to start retail pot shops before new businesses. • There must be common ownership between dispensaries and cultivation facilities, and 70 percent of the marijuana grown must come from that ownership. Senate Bill 283: • Revises criminal statutes that deal with children. The bill treats minors possessing marijuana the same as it does underage persons who possess alcohol. It also prohibits marijuana from being allowed on school grounds • Sets up law enforcement training that deals with roadside sobriety tests. • Prohibits open containers of marijuana from
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Session over, where do we go now? The Colorado General Assembly’s 2013 session came to a close last week without the extra-innings drama of the previous year. No doubt, much was accomplished over the past four months by the Democrat-controlled Legislature, including approval of some high-profile pieces of legislation. Civil unions? Check. (Unlike last year, there would be no last-minute theatrics over a bill approving these.) Numerous gun-control measures? Check. Overhaul of Colorado’s election rules? Check. Mass frustration by Senate and House Republicans? Check.
our view A statement released by the Colorado Republican Party the day after the session’s end called it “the most divisive and partisan in the state’s history.” We’re not sure where to rank the session on the all-time list, but it certainly was both very divisive and very partisan. It also was very predictable. November’s elections ensured one-party control in Colorado. With a House, Senate and gover-
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nor united, little could stand in the way of getting bills passed, controversial or not — a single vote from the other party or not. And while the session was not without some solid examples of bipartisan legislation, Democrats were prolific with their newfound power. “You may not agree with everything we’re doing, but you can’t say we’re not doing anything,” Democratic Rep. Dominick Moreno told Colorado Community Media legislative reporter Vic Vela in April. We’re not using this space to call out the Democratic Party. Republicans likely would also have taken full advantage of such a position. Democrats worked together and accomplished what they felt was right.
But one-party control in a state that is about as purple as it gets has us wondering if Colorado’s residents were best served by this past legislative session. On the state’s active voting rolls as of May 1 there were 915,793 Republicans, 875,926 Democrats and 862,050 unaffiliated voters. That’s not far from one-third each. Those figures make it tough to believe that either party’s platform can adequately represent the constituency as a whole. Clearly, consensus is elusive in Colorado, but if nothing else, the 2013 session was a test of the tastes of the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters. Theirs is the critique that will matter most when they speak at the polls in 2014.
Compulsion to constantly ‘add’ usually ends up backfiring Don’t you love it when life gives you little reminders of things that you know, but, for some reason, continue to forget? For instance, I’ve been trying to prepare my music groups for concerts the past several weeks. And, with one of them, I was trying to work in six fairly challenging pieces of music. But last week, in what was actually a moment of frustration, I cut the list down to four. Voila! The group came together around these four pieces of music, and the concert came off great ... if I do say so myself. This little reminder about “Addition by Subtraction” is brought to you by the School of Life Lessons and the letter “Duh.” Let me see if this sounds familiar: I spend way too much of my life chasing the next thing, trying to get in one more something, and it causes a lot of unnecessary stress. In the case of the concert, I was trying to squeeze in extra songs that I thought my students would enjoy, but which we really didn’t have enough time to prepare properly. This afternoon, I looked down at my watch and said “I have five minutes — I think I can get the dinner started,” which, in turn, made me late for my next lesson, which made me late for the next thing, and so on ... I once was working with a group that had enormous talent and unrealized potential, but it also had a few destructive personalities in it. In my desire to maximize that potential, I allowed those destructive personalities to stay in the group; in time, those personalities did more harm to the group than the talent ever would have done good. My compulsion to constantly “add” usually ends up backfiring. My parents always had a great perspective on this. We never, it seems, simply “lived within our means;” they always lived within their resources, including their time and their energies.
We had a very nice house, but it was probably still not as much as they could have afforded; I never remember my parents buying a brand new car; and when they came home from work, with the exception of church activities, they were home to be parents. It seemed so simple, and yet we were a very happy family. We have a hard time keeping things simple in this day and age. We’re told “you can have it all,” and so we really try to have it all. But, by every measure, we’re not any happier having it all. People who remember to subtract the unnecessary have lives that may not look like what we dream for ourselves all the time, but they also don’t have the constant scowl on their faces, the rushed pace to their gait, or the obsessive need to check in with their daytimers and text messages. Maybe, start looking at life like you’re sculpting from a block of granite. Chip away, chisel down all the stuff that’s in the way of your ‘perfect life,’ whether it’s “friends,” expenses, or habits, and start to imagine what is essential, and leave only that much. See if somewhere on the other side of subtraction is a happier life. 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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Dems held the remote during Legislature show ?
I’m about to take you to into a strange and is highly unorganized place: ering my warped mind. It all starts with a d by te’s recent conversation I re had with a lobbyist at the ats Capitol about the correct not pronunciation of the Latin-based “sine die.” It means “without day” ve and it’s typically used in ately conjunction with a governdo, ing body ending its work as a for a while — such as the ou- case was last week with the adjournment of the 2013 General Assembly. r The lobbyist pro014. nounced sine die the way it looks on paper. “I think it’s like saying ‘sign,’ or ‘Seinfeld,’” he told me. That’s when I abruptly changed the subject to begin sharing some of my favorite “Seinfeld” moments, and to quote lines from classic episodes like “The Library” or “The Contest.” You see, I get distracted easily. I continued to think about the pronunciation of sine die, and, at the same time, how hilarious of a show “Seinfeld” was. And, after a while, I was certain that the lobbyist had it all wrong. You wanna know why? s Because “Seinfeld” was end
dearingly dubbed a “show about nothing.” And, say what you will about this year’s legislative session, but it certainly was something. There, see. I warned you — warped mind. Only I could go from Latin phrases to “Seinfeld” episodes to a summary of the legislative session. But it kinda makes sense. You see, Democrats truly believe that this year’s session was a Show About Something. And their definition of the word “something” is a heck of a lot different from Republicans’. “There’s a lot of good that came out of this session,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver. “I think we put some really positive public policy out there and I think the people of Colorado are going to look back at this session and just be amazed at all the things we found the time to do.” So the Democrats are happy. For them, the session was about sunshine
and puppy dog tails. As for the Republicans, not so much. “They charged hard to the left and stayed there the entire session,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, of the Democrat agenda. I know what you’re thinking right now. You’re thinking, `Hey, wait a second, Vic. You mean to tell me that Democrats and Republicans disagreed on how this year’s legislative session turned out?’” Yep. Shocking, ain’t it? Democrats feel like they hit the jackpot this session, by passing a host of major pieces of legislation: civil unions, education reform, election reform, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants and gun control, just to name a few. Seriously. If there was such a thing as Democratic bingo, the entire card would be full of little dauberstained dots. “Any one of these things by themselves would have been historic and epic, frankly, in a session,” said Senate Majority Leader Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora. “And we did. One after the other, after the other.” Hmm. But did they do too much? Republicans
sure think so. They think Democrats will rue the day that they tried to push such a progressive agenda on the voters. Senate Minority Leader Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, mocked the Democrats’ legislative efforts on job creation. He said the Democrats proved they’re a party that’s beholden to unions and their efforts hurt small businesses. “This agenda is punishing people in Colorado,” Cadman said. McNulty agrees. “The Democrats have clearly shown that they are very liberal,” he said. “Colorado voters are not going to reward them for that.” But Democrats are making no apologies. They also believe that Republicans didn’t do much of anything, except to complain and say no to just about everything throughout the 120-day session. That’s not what the voters wanted this session, Carroll said. “We would rather be criticized for tackling too many of Colorado’s problems, than not enough,” Carroll said. So, there ya have it. A legislative session that spanned five months, with reaction that can be summed up as: Democrats
good; Republicans bad. And vice versa. Who would’ve thunk it, right? Or, maybe the session could be summed up as being a really long, and not nearly as funny, “Seinfeld” episode. Think about it. Whenever Democrats did something controversial, Republicans would bemoan with a “Newman!”-like expression. And, when Republicans complained about Democratic overreach, Democrats like Carroll would respond with an Elaine Benes-like shove to the chest, and a hearty “Get out!” There was one episode
where Kramer started the show by pretending to do a stand-up comedy routine, a la Jerry Seinfeld. “What’s the deal with politics?” Kramer said. “Am I right, people? I don’t get it.” I think Kramer might be on to something there. Hmm. Maybe it’s pronounced SINE-DIE after all. Just like “Seinfeld.”
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I’m either on every no-fly list in the world, or I am so squeaky clean that I so could walk into the cockpit and pilot the plane myself. Why? Because I’ve had eight backit ground checks in the last five years. he The kind of background checks that ok want to know the name and phone number of every supervisor I’ve ever e tant had, a somewhat exhaustive list in my case. o ck in The kind that want to know the address of every place I’ve ever lived … I s. re need an extra sheet for that. But I accept this as part of the job. As a writer, I work in a variety of industries, and those subject to its, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and and Accountability Act) regulations require background checks, no matter of how remote the possibility might be that I would have access to personal information. I’ve also had background checks nd when I’m writing for financial instituith tions, especially those regulated by ed the SEC, FDIC, etc. My involvement in any kind of iversecurities fraud, insider trading, or
such, would be an immediate no-go. Well, duh. When I worked with federal agencies such as IRS and Veterans Benefit Administration, I underwent background checks for badge access, which let me, as a contractor, go through building security and directly to my work area without needing an escort. These government agencies deal with huge amounts of private, personal information, and — although in my work I don’t deal with any of this information — they screen everyone. (Just to reassure you … despite all the personal information handled at these agencies, it’s carefully guarded and protected.
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I know this first-hand.) In my volunteer work, background checks have also been essential. I can’t imagine the Peace Corps not checking out applicants, because any such program could be an effective way to outrun obligations or escape unpleasant consequences back home. In confidential reference checks, the Peace Corps specifically asks whether the applicant wants to leave the country for this purpose. As a volunteer in the public schools, I happily submit to the background screenings that would reveal histories of people who are not suited for work with kids. Doubtless, I’ll be asked for at least one more background check this year. In fact, I recently agreed to a background check for the home I’m leasing … so make that nine checks in five years. This must be some kind of record. I’m going to check into that. Andrea Doray is a writer who doesn’t want to fly the airplane, just to recline the seat and read downloads on her Kindle. Contact her at a.doray@ andreadoray.com.
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tory community service — two years worth — for young men and women age 17 to 28 years old. This would be paid service, doing constructive work to help our country. It’s a known fact that doing service to help others builds self esteem. A few possible suggestions for service: 1) Repair homes for the poor elderly and disaster victims. 2) Build housing for veterans and homeless people. 3) Clean up graffiti and litter. 4) Do landscaping by roadways and public areas. 5) Help repair roads and structures in disaster areas. 6) Give an extra hand to drought stricken farmers. 7) Tutor school children in reading. (Many third-graders are behind in reading, a significant problem.) 8) Do storytelling in schools and help teachers with oversized classes. 9.) Adopt needy grandparents and
help with yardwork and driving to appointments. 10) Repair cars for low income people. 11) Grow food for hungry people. Also organize food pickups from grocery stores who throw good food out. Take to homeless shelters and struggling families. These are workable suggestions for the two years of mandatory paid community service. The discipline of getting up everyday and doing service to help people and communities might develop self worth and empathy in young people. Feasibly they could live in dorms or tents. Mandatory community service, might turn some young people’s lives around. They could feel a sense of camaraderie with other service workers. They could also see the results of their work. Young people helping others could invigorate our country. It could bring a new energy and purpose. Those with the power to act, please give mandatory community service some thought. Do it now. 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 mry_ firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFFCO NEWS IN A HURRY PTA doc enters school board race
Dr. Tonya Aultman-Bettridge (PhD) formally announced her campaign last week for the District 1 seat on the Jefferson County School Board. “I am running for school board to empower parents and teachers to improve schools for every child,” Aultman-Bettridge said in her announcement statement. “As a long time PTA member and parent advocate, I believe a strong public education system is the best tool that we, as a community, have to help our kids be successful.” Aultman-Bettridge has been an involved parent and an active PTA volunteer for eight years, serving the last four on the Jeffco Council PTA Board of Directors. She has spent the past two years serving as the parent advisor to the district committee dedicated to implementing new standards for teacher and administrator/staff evaluations and accountability. Aultman-Bettridge holds a doctorate degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver. Her work experience includes serving as the project coordinator for the Safe Communities-Safe Schools Initiative launched jointly by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Attorney General Ken Salazar following the tragedy at Columbine High School, working as the Senior Researcher for the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections, and 10 years in the private sector conducting policy
and program evaluations and research for child and family service agencies.The school board election, where three seats will be filled, is November 5, 2013. Aultman-Bettridge’s campaign site is www.tonyaforjeffcoschools. com
Video contest winners
Two students from Warren Tech won a statewide video contest to promote childhood literacy. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced the winners last week, congratulating students Drew Hastings and Denny Richardson (Team Five) for the first place efforts. Two other Warren Tech teams were named runners-up: Nazanine Sadaqat and Brenna Leavitt (Team Three) and Anita Neimes and Austin Pfortmiller (Team Four). The winning team received $275, and will have their video highlighted on the Colorado State Library website, www.cde.state.co. The contest asked for submissions from across the state, to create a Public Service Announcement video promoting the state library’s 2013 summer reading theme “Beneath the Surface.”
Shred a thon
The Crime Stoppers annual Shred-a-Thon will be Saturday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to noon. Shred-it, Inc. will be providing on-site shredding of personal documents (bank statements, bills, old tax returns, etc.). The Jefferson County Sheriff’s
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Office helps sponsor the event, which is a major fundraiser for Crime Stoppers, and tax deductible donations are encouraged. The process is an easy drive-thru and drop off. Shred-it, Inc. will accept three boxes or plastic grocery bags of documents per vehicle, and all documents will be shredded on-site using commercial-size shredders. The resulting confetti-like material is then recycled. The shredders will chew through metal binders and clips, so there is no need to remove staples, paperclips or other metal pieces. Law enforcement personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Arvada Police Department will be on hand to accept your documents and donations. Shredding will take place in the lower west parking lot of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Pkwy. in Golden.
Law assistance for seniors
The Jeffco DA’s Office will host its annual Senior Law Day on June 1. The event will include educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents. Jefferson County’s population is aging and this information can change the quality of life for seniors and their adult children. KCNC’s Jim Benemann will emcee. The event will be at the Arvada Covenant Church, 5555 Ward Road, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $10 fee includes breakfast and lunch. For more info call 303-271-6970.
May 16, 2013
WHEAT RIDGE NEWS IN A HURRY Crown Hill Park decision made
Trees that need to be removed for construction or because they are invasive species — such as Russian Olives — will be replaced on a one-to-one basis in this area. A shade structure will not be added at this time, according to JCOS. Instead a small area north of the restrooms will be graded to create a flat surface for nature education programs. Irrigation lines to water future tree plantings in the area will also be installed. This is within the one-acre area that JCOS could irrigate if the larger water tap is purchased. With the removal of fitness equipment and concrete pads anticipated by the end of June, all other work on the “givens” and plantings will start in late August and be completed by late fall.
After several public meetings and gathering input for thousands of community members, Jefferson County Open Space has determined a final course of action for Crown Hill Park. According to information provided by JCOS, it will be implementing all the “givens” discussed by the public, including replacing the restroom, park information center (kiosk), adding three handicap accessible and staff parking spaces and removal of all fitness stations. The fitness stations removal will be completed by June 30. A larger water tap, from a 1 to 1.5 feet, will be purchased to support the new restroom needs and allow trees to be planted and irrigated in the one-acre area around the restrooms.
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The Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office Exemplary Awards Ceremony was May 9 in the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility building. Among those honored were numerous Sheriff ’s Department employees who helped respond to the mass shooting in an Aurora theater last year. Sheriff ’s Deputies who responded to the scene of the shooting, who were given awards for their service, from left, Sgt. Kelly England, Jeremy Mayns, Chase Walker, Andy Dillman, Chris Blanchard, and Sgt. Dan Silva. Photo by Glenn Wallace
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arc Thrift Stores, a non-profit organization, is accepting applications for Full Time and Part Time Scheduling Representatives in our donations Call Center. Fun and casual work environment. The Full Time schedule is 40 hours per week including Saturdays. Part Time schedules are 21 hours per week, working 5 days per week including Saturdays and Sundays. This position is responsible for making outgoing calls to schedule donation pick-ups and involves no selling. 6-months directly related experience, excellent telephone skills and 25 wpm typing required. Must be at least 18 years of age & pass a criminal background check. Starting Wage is $8.25/hour with an increase to $8.50/hour after completion of 90-day orientation period. Complete an application at: 5935 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80216. Located on RTD route #8.
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Valet Attendant openings in Black Hawk CO. Casino properties are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, year round with positions available on ALL shifts. We are currently seeking candidates to work our Overnight positions. Weekend availability is preferred and flexible schedules are available. Candidates must be 18 years of age with a valid Driver’s License and be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. Individuals should apply online at www.townepark.com for consideration.
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 Careers@westernsummit.com or call (303)325-0325. WSCI is an EEO Employer.
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May 16, 2013
TO SELL YOUR GENTLY USED ITEMS, CALL 303-566-4100 Farm Products & Produce
Grain Finished Buffalo
George Town Village
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE AND HUGE FURNITURE SALE at SHEPHERD OF LOVE Over 90 pcs of Furniture incl. Antique & Vintage – many professionally & beautifully refinished. We have Clothes (all ages), Books, Tools, Household, Décor, Craft Supplies, Toys & Home-Baked Goods. Our BBQ lunch starts at 11am w/ upgraded 1/3-lb. burgers, brats & hot dogs. May 16-17, 8a-7p & May 18, 8a-4:30p. Located at 13550 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield.
quartered, halves and whole
Locally raised, grass fed and grain finished Beef & Pork. Quarters, halves, wholes available. Can deliver 720-434-1322 schmidtfamilyfarms.com
Feed, Seed, Grain, Hay Horse hay for sale
$14.50 65 lb bales Brome Orchard 303-618-9744
Garage Sales Annual Meadowglen Garage Sale: Friday & Saturday May 17 & 18. Between 80th and 81st Drives and Club Crest & Pomona Arvada
Clearing out the Garage Sale Friday & Saturday May 17th & 18th 8am-4pm Something for Everyone 11524 East Ponderosa Lane Franktown (Parker Road South to Bayou Gulch, East to Flintwood, South to Ponderosa lane) follow signs
7301 Canosa Court, Westminster Friday May 17th 9am-3pm & Saturday May 18th 9am-1pm Household, Bedspreads, Afghans, Linens, Furniture, Garage Items, Tools, Luggage and much more! Garage Sale Furniture, appliances, toys, tools, much more! May 17th 18th 8-1 3438 Shire Circle Castle Rock Garage/Yard Sale 10160 West 64th Avenue (64th & Lee) 1 week 5/17-5/25 8am
Annual Garage Sale Located between Orchard Rd & Arapahoe on Holly St, Centennial May 17th & 18th 8AM -3PM
Gigantic Moving Sale EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Tools, Exercise, Clothes, Books, Housewares too much to list Saturday May 18, 8am-4pm 2268 Stevens Court Keene Ranch, Castle Rock HUGE CHURCH YARD SALE Fri. May17th 8am-4pm & Sat. May 18th 8am-2pm Heritage Community Bible Church Sale is inside the gymnasium. 5615 W. 64th Ave., Arvada Huge Garage/Moving Sale! Friday May 17th & Saturday May 18th, 7am-2pm 8906 Everett Street, Kingsmill, Westminster Furniture, Dishes, Kitchen items, Tools, Christmas, Nativity Sets, Music Boxes, Jigsaw Puzzles, Framed Pictures and much much more!
Moving Liquidation Sale
Equestrian, Fine Art, Household, Tools, Antique and Contemporary Furniture and much more! May 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th 9am-4pm 9188 Inspiration Drive, Parker 80138 Moving Sale Parker 8406 Bluegrass Cir Fri 5/17 & Sat 5/18 9am 3 pm Bikes, many new health books, supplements at cost, holiday items, yard equipment, much more
Community Garage Sale Parker Co Saturday May 18, 8am-3pm Stop by 11501 Wray Court
Featuring The Spring Line of MI Jewelry Designs (handcrafted one of a kind jewelry) also misc. garage sale items for sale
Neighborhood Garage Sale Double E Ranch Subdivision 12915 W 77th Drive, Arvada Sat., May 18, 7:30-1:30 electronics, furnishings, dishes, tools, jewelry, antiques, clothing
Annual Community Garage Sale Fri/Sat/Sun 8am-2pm. North of Golden 3 mi. Hwy 93 at W. 58th Ave. Sponsored by REALTOR Lisa Mutschler
Yard Sale May 17th & 18th 8-4 Englewood Area Corona & Dartmouth Jewelry, Dressers, plus much more! 60 years of collectables
Estate Sales Estate Sale 3 day sale starting May 17 Great for new families! Everything goes, furniture, linens, tools, office supplies, electronics, trunks, picnic tables/bench, 1610 S Chase St Lakewood Gigantic Estate Sale Over 45 years of things to sell! May 17, 18, and 19 8 am to 4 pm everyday! Items include tools, medical equipment, car parts, patio and lawn items, furniture, toys, holiday decor, linens, a slide-in camper, and lots of household items! The house is also for sale!
Estate Sales Huge Estate Sale
Tools, Furniture, Art,dishes, flatware, Kitchen items, books Downsizing- everything must go! Friday May 17, 8am- 5pm Saturday May 18th 8am-1pm 12200 W. 35th Ave.Wheatridge, CO
Flowers/Plants/Trees FAST TREES
Grow 8-12 feet yearly. $17-$24 delivered. Potted. Brochure online:
www.fasttrees.com or 509
Lawn and Garden 4' round Meadowcraft glasstop patio table, 5 chairs,cushions, Umbrella Great condition! ($500) 303-278-0099
High quality leather Broyhill Sofa and Chair, Burgundy color Highlands Ranch Area Call 720-635-1372
Best Guard Dog! Central Asian Shepherd. 5 month old. SALE! Best Offer price!
Household Goods 38x12x75" china cabinets, 23 Stag Horn frosted glasses, 15 brandy snifters, cranberry & gold different glasses $600 Marty (303)995-2995 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 $25 303-770-4585
Tickets/Travel All Tickets Buy/Sell
NFL-NBA-NHL-NCAA-MLB WWW.DENVERTICKET.COM (303)-420-5000
TRANSPORTATION Autos for Sale 2000 A6 Audi Avant
Runs/Looks great 190,000 miles. Reduced $2000 for quick sale Marty (303)995-2995
2002 Chevy Camaro Good condition, 110,000 miles $6000 or best offer 720-933-7503
Would like to sell a bus ticket from Denver Colorado to Portland Oregon. Price $100 or negotiable. Call (630)624-5389
Maple China Cabinet
2009 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack Travel Trailer $19500 OBO Sleeps 6, holds two full size ATV's 1/2 ton towable, 5899 dry weight, 8011 GVWR 720-284-1913
Approx. 4 1/2' x 6' w/4 glass shelves. Perfect condition, $250/obo (303)663-3774
Wanted Cash for all Cars and Trucks
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.
Under $1000 Running or not. Any condition
Top Cash Paid for Junk Cars Up to $500 720-333-6832
Got Stuff to sell... Try it here! Call 303-566-4100!
CLASSIFIEDS TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100
Instruction 720-457-3960 Castle Rock Training
Basic Pistol & Concealed Carry
offers medical certificate programs in CNA, Phlebotomy, Cardiac/EKG Technician, Medical Billing and Coding the knowledge and skills to kick start their career in the medical field. More info call - 303 752 0000 www.aplmed.com
Become Certified Pharmacy Technician in just 12 weeks. No experience required. Classes are on Saturdays only. $900 total - payment plan available. www.herdenver.com or 1-800-426-9615.
Private Piano & Theory Lessons
for ages 6-Adult Monday - Saturday BM & Master of music edu degree I am a Natl Certified Teacher (NCPM) Call 303-940-8462 Arvada Area
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Lost and Found Art Workshop:
Student Ages: 7 to 14 10742 Fairbairn Way, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80130 Dates: Monday- June 3rd to 7th Time: 9:00 am to 11:45 am Snack will be provided for the 10:20 Break. Spaces are filling up-Sign up soon! If you are interested Email: artworkshophighlandsranch@gmail. com www.artclasseshighlandsranch.com
Misc. Notices Men of all ages!
Learn to sing barbershop! Denver MountainAires BarberShop Chorus 2013 Guests Night THREE free lessons 7:00 PM May 14,21,28 Sing at our show June 22nd Edgewater Community Church. 2497 Fenton St. Contact Ralph Fennell 303-805-9828, Fennell@q.com or Dick Cable 303-973-9217 email@example.com
Misc. Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE On May 21, 2013, International Business Acquisitions, Inc. will conduct a public sale of the personal property of a sushi/hibachi restaurant located at 10440 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood, Colorado 80112. The sale will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the offices of Bloom Murr Accomazzo & Siler, PC, 410 17th Street, Suite 2400, Denver, Colorado. The items to be sold are available for inspection at 10440 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood, Colorado 80112 on May 20, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Inspections will not be permitted at any other time. The items will be sold only as a lot. Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
Want To Purchase minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to: P.O. Box 13557 Denver, CO 80201
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance
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May 16, 2013
SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Carpentry
DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENT OR RE-SURFACING
Semi retired but still ready to work for you! 34 years own business. Prefer any small jobs. Rossi's: 303-233-9581
Carpet Cleaning Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet Cleaning SpeCial
with no minimum room requirements, and NO HIDDEN FEES! a room is any area under 200 sq. ft.
Call us today to schedule your appointment
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?
See if your Driveway or Patio qualifies for an affordable Nu-Look Resurfacing.
Call Today for a free quote
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
303 827-2400 Construction
ELECTRICAL SERVICE WORK All types, licensed & insured. Honest expert service. Free estimates.
Radiant Lighting Service **
Electrical Work All types. Honest and reliable, licensed & ins. Free estimates. Craig (303)429-3326
Fence Services BATUK FENCING Cedar, Chain-link Install & Repair. Quality Work 10 yrs. exp. Free Estimates. Sr. Discount. 303-750-3840
D & D FENCING
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
DISCOUNT FENCE CO
LOVE TO CLEAN
Life is busy and I can help. Also offering personal assistance, errands, organization. Exceptional references, 32 years. Call today, help is on the way.
20 yrs experience Remodel expert, kitchen, basements, & service panel upgrades. No job too small. Senior disc. 720-690-7645
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
Denver’s Premier Custom Deck Builder Old Pro Window Cleaning Residential Specialist Over 30 years experience Quality Work
Bob Bonnet 720-530-7580
• Restore • Wood • Repair • Composite • Replace • Since 1993 All Phases of Flat Work by
Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios Tear-outs, colored & stamped concrete. Quality work, Lic./Ins. Reasonable rates "Small Jobs OK!" 303-514-7364
G& E Concrete • Residential & Commercial Flatwork • Driveways • Patios • Walks • Garages • Foundations • Colored & Stamped Concrete • Tearout/Replace
25+ yrs. Experience Best Rates • References Free Estimates • 303-451-0312 or 303-915-1559 www.gandeconcrete.com
Navarro Concrete, Inc.
Commercial/Residential quality work at reasonable prices. Registered & Insured in Colorado.
303-423-8175 J-Star Concrete
Driveways, Stamped & Color Concrete, Steps, Walkways, Basement, Garage Floors, Porches, Tareout & Repair, Patios. Free Est. 7 Days WK 720-327-8618
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$225 for three months Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Self-Defense at Paragon Fitness & Martial Arts 303-619-4105
For all your garage door needs!
FRee eStimateS Doors/Windows
Door Doctor James marye
D o or SpecialiSt ~ c arpenter
Interior • Exterior Replacement • Repair Commercial • Residential
A PATCH TO MATCH
• 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
Highly rated & screened contractor by Home Advisor & Angies list
Call Ed 720-328-5039
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 30+ years experience Insured Free estimates
Free Estimates • Reliable Licensed • Bonded Insured • Senior Discount
(303) 646-4499 www.mikesgaragedoors.com
Office 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 No Service in Parker or Castle Rock
HOME REPAIRS 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 Call Rick 720-285-0186
Hauling Service " $Reasonable$"
*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
A Home Repair & Remodeling Handyman Large and small repairs 35 yrs exp. Reasonable rates 303-425-0066
Bob’s Home Repairs All types of repairs. Reasonable rates 30yrs Exp. 303-450-1172
Aeration • Power Raking • Lawn Mowing Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping Spring Clean-Up • Gutter clean-out. We are Licensed & Insured
Call Bruce – 720-298-6067
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
J & J lawn ServiCeS 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.
• 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
Instant Trash Hauling
Weekly Mowing Aeration Fertilizing Hedge Trim Maintenance
John | 303-922-2670
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.
Olson Landscaping & Design
— WeeKlY MoWiNg —
1st mow free with summer commitment for new customers
Big Dog * Special
Aeration, Fertilization & Power Raking
little Dog * Special
Aeration & Fertilization Combo Yard Cleanup, Aeration, Fertilizer, Shrub Trimming
• Home • Business • Junk & Debris • Furniture • Appliances • Tree Limbs • Moving Trash • Carpet • Garage Clean Out
Established 2000 • *up to 5000 sq/ft
Dirt, Rock, Concrete, Sod & Asphalt
Free estimates 7 days a Week
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
Aerating, Lawn Mowing, Fertilizing, Power Raking, Yard Clean-up and Sprinkler Work
LAWN AERATIONS Residential Homes
Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters Service • Repair • Replace
720.327.9214 Commercial & Residential 10% Senior & Military Discount All Home Energy Audits
• 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)
*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
kes Ma All odels &M
Family owned and serving Golden & Jefferson County since 1955. 24-Hour Service
Mowing, aeration, fertilize, tree & shrub trim. Planting & Spring cleanup. Free estimates 28 yrs exp.
Office - 303-642-3548 Cell 720-363-5983 Ron Massa BBB - Bonded - Insured
SWEET’S LANDSCAPING & Lawn Maintenance
You Call - I Haul Basement, Garages, Houses, Construction, Debris, Small Moves
• Dependable • Affordable • • Prompt Service 7 days a week • • Foreclosure and Rental clean-outs • • Garage clean-outs • • Furniture • • Appliances •
“HONEY-DO’S DONE THAT YOUR HONEY DON’T DO.” — SMALL JOBS INSIDE AND OUT —
is here to take care of your lawn & landscaping needs!
• Residential • • Dependable • Reliable • • Bonded & Insured •
Call Bernie 303.347.2303
Drywall Repair Specialist
• Home Renovation and Remodel • 30 years Experience • Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed
Carpentry • Painting Tile • Drywall • Roof Repairs Plumbing • Electrical Kitchen • Basements Bath Remodels Property Building Maintenance
Alpine Landscape Management
Aerate, Fertilize, Power Raking, Weekly Mowing Trim Bushes & Sm. Trees, Sr. Disc.
Reasonable Price & Quality Service Full Landscaping, Fence, Tree, Sod, Rock, Weekly Mowing, Bush Trimming Low Cost - Experience - References - Dependable COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL INSURED & BONDED FREE ESTIMATE
Please call anytime: Mr. Domingo 720-365-5501
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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Misc. Services
with a Warranty Starting at $1575
WALK-IN-TUBS Starting at $2995
Long lasting Specialty Services interior & exterior Over 40 yrs. experience References and guarantee available.
303.420.0669 Licensed and Insured
Commercial • Residential Apartments • Warehouse Deck • Fence Interior • Exterior Repairs • Remodels Only use top quality products Free Estimates
Spring is coming – Need your carbs cleaned?
Motorcycle/ATV Service & Repair
All Makes and Models Small engine repair also
Fisher Cycle Works Call Fish Fisher at:
PLUMBING, SPRINKLER & SWAMP COOLERS. FREE INSTANT QUOTE.
Your experienced Plumbers.
Insured & Bonded
40 years experience Interior & Exterior painting. References 303-466-4752
Notice... Check Internet Reviews, BBB, etc. b4 hiring anyone!
INSURED QUALITY PAINTING All American Paint Company “Painting Done Right!”
dirty jobs done dirt cheap Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Repairs
Drains as low as $75.00 * Free phone Quotes Residential/Commercial * Water Heaters * Drain Cleaning * Remodels/New Construction * Gas Lines * Garbage Disposals
Interior Painting Specialists, Drywall Repair, Exteriors and more… No money down, Free estimates 20 years Colorado Business
• Honest pricing • • Free estimates •
303-960-7665 Bob’s Painting, Repairs & Home Improvements 30 yrs experience Free estimates 303-450-1172
Plumbing AA Rocky Mountain Rooter & Plumbing Professional Service - WITHOUT Professional Prices Licensed * Insured * Bonded Free Est. Over 25yrs exp. Local family owned company 303-960-5215
FRONT RANGE PLUMBING
For all your plumbing needs • Water Heaters • Plumbing Parts SENIOR DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATES in the metro area
Bathroom/kitchen remodeling, repair work, plumbing leaks, water damage. No job too small Window replacement. Serving Jeffco since 1970 (303)237-3231
Rocky Mountain Contractors Plumbing & Construction
Repair or Replace: Faucets, Toilets, Sinks, Vanity, Dishwashers, Water Heater, Broken Pipes, Spigot/Hosebib, Drain Cleaning, Disposals etc. Sprinkler StartUp/Repair/Installation. Swamp Cooler Start-Up/Repair. Call West Tech (720)298-0880
Family Owned & Operated. Low Rates.
Brush and Roll Quality
We will match any written estimate! Same day service! No job too small or too big!
RALPH’S & JOE’S AFFORDABLE
Call Us Today! 720-545-9222
• Basement Finish • Kitchen Remodel • Bath Remodel • Decks • Tile • Master Plumber • Repair Installation • Drain Cleaning • New Construction • Water Heater
JACK BISHOP Owner Operator
Home Remodeling Specialists, Inc. * Bath * Kitch Remodels * Bsmt Finishes * Vinyl Windows * Patio Covers * Decks 30+ yrs. exp. George (303)252-8874
Roofing/Gutters A Hermanʼs ROOFING Hail Damage? Wind Damage? New Roof, Re-Roof, Repairs, Residential - Commercial Family owned for Over 46 Years. Call today for free estimate. (303)293-3131
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SERVICES TO ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES, CALL 303-566-4100 Roofing/Gutters
A-1 Stump Removal
Just Sprinklers Inc
Andy & Bob's Roofing/Gutters
Licensed and Insured
All types roofs-installs, repairs and certifications. Aluminum seamless gutters. Since 1952 (303)984-0481
Aeration, spring yard clean ups, fertilizing, weed control, lawn mowing, custom trimming of small trees, and bushes All your landscaping needs Call Jim or Shannon Keepinitgreeninc.com pooper scooper services
Re-Roof • Repair Roof Certifications Free Estimates Let us inspect your roof and see what minor repairs can be performed to prolong the life of your roof.
Mention this ad and get a gutter clean and flush for $95.00 Colorado natives – Arvada-based company 5790 Yukon St., Suite 111 Arvada, CO 80002 720-399-0355/ 720-352-9310
Never Side Your House Again! • James Hardie Siding • 30 yr warranty • Concrete fiber siding with prefinished colors • Wood siding also available Ask about 5-10% discount
Call Ray for free estimates • Licensed & Insured 20 years in business in Metro area
Rocky Mountain Superior Finishes LLC Alvin Ray Hedrick • 720-849-1338
Stump grinding specialist Most stumps $75.00 $35 Minimum. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 32 yrs exp. Firewood
System Startup $35.00
• System Startup
• Install, Repair
• Service & Renovations
Call Terry 303-424-7357
Stephen D Williams 25 Plus Years Exp firstname.lastname@example.org
(303) 425-6861 Bus Phone (720) 309-1195 Cell Phone
Family Owned & Operated
Flying Pig welding
Window Well Covers & Grates
Year-round window cleaning Interiors, Exteriors, Tracks, Slides & Screens
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Measuring how household choices impact the earth
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ou may recognize your footprint, but your “carbon” footprint? The term “carbon footprint” refers to the size of a person, building, organization or event’s impact upon the earth, as measured by the greenhouse gases that it generates. Frank Rukavina, sustainability director of National Renewable Energy Labs in Golden, points out that a carbon footprint calculation also measures greenhouse gases that are not carbon. Sulfur hexafluoride for instance, has a 25-times greater greenhouse effect than the same amount of carbon dioxide. “Even water acts as a greenhouse gas,” Rukavina said. “But when we look at GHG, we convert them all to a carbon equivalent.” That is because carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas. It stays in the atmosphere for a long time, and it is the one directly pumped into the atmosphere by smoke stacks and exhaust pipes. The average “footprint” for a home in Lakewood is about 48.5 tons of carbon dioxide a year. ”It’s just not prudent to be doing this dumping of carbon into the atmosphere. It’s slowly heating up the planet and intensifying weather,” said Steve Stevens, a Golden resident, antique bicycle collector and conservation activist. The vast majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is pumping enough greenhouse gas into the atmosphere that the world is heating up at a record pace.
Big feet Measuring the carbon footprint of any given thing is dif-
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ficult. For a household, Rukavina says the measurement has to include three levels of GHG production: • Scope one — Direct carbon put into the air by the car you drive, or your fireplace chimney; • Scope two — Indirect carbon, notably the coal-fired power plant that provides the electricity for your home; • Scope three — Associated household expenses like the carbon cost of the goods and services a family uses, and the treating of its wastewater. The typical Jefferson County resident’s biggest single carbonproducing activity is driving, accounting for 10 tons of CO2 a year. As a category, however, home costs (construction, water, natural gas, electricity) are a bigger lump of carbon. For the last few years, Stevens has turned his 1970s-era home into a showcase for sustainability. He added inches of insulation to all exterior walls, installed solar panels capable of producing more than enough electricity for his home and electric car, and expanded the south face of his home to create a “catch it and keep it” passive solar heating system, which reduced his heating costs by 95 percent. All told, Stevens estimates his household has a negative carbon impact. Though he saves more than
Steve Stevens of Golden climbs into part of the the upper portion of his passive solar heating room, which doubles as a drying rack for fruits and herbs. The space, which can reach up to 140 degrees in winter, helps generate warm air that is circulated through the house. In summer months, windows are open and the circulator fan is turned off to let the unwanted heat vent out. The lower level of Steven’s passive solar heating room doubles as a sunroom/workout space. Photo by Glenn Wallace a thousand dollars a year on utility costs, Stevens said he chooses to focus on the moral and environmental reasons for reducing his carbon footprint. ”Carbon dioxide is invisible, so people don’t really pay attention to it. But oil and gas companies are treating the sky as a
An average household in Lakewood produces 48.5 metric tons of carbon a year
Travel 30% Food 14% Housing 30%
Goods & Services 26%
Data source: University of California, Berkeley Cool Climate Network
sewer,” Stevens said.
Drop a shoe size The good news about carbon footprints are that small changes can have big effects, and often mean cost savings as well. There are many carbon footprint calculators online that can help. The one used for this story can be found at coolclimate. berkeley.edu/carboncalculator. Many of these calculators include carbon-reducing recommendations. Buying a more fuel-efficient car costs a lot at first, but means 1.7 tons less carbon a year and hundreds of dollars of ongoing savings. Eating a healthier “low carbon” diet — less meat and dairy and more fruit, vegetables, and cereal — can save carbon, money, and the waistline. Home improvement projects can reduce, or in Stevens’ case, even reverse carbon impacts. There are tools available for improving homes. The NREL website www.nrel. gov features a map that shows the best regions for collecting solar or wind power. Most electric utility companies, including Xcel Energy, offer cash rebates to home owners who have energy audits done. The audits can identify spots
CUT THE CARBON FOOTPRINT EASY FIXES CHECKLIST Carpool/Bike/Bus to work Properly maintain vehicles Switch to CFL or LED light bulbs Line-dry clothes Buy local goods Nudge thermostat up in summer Thermostat down a notch in winter Improve attic insulation Replace appliances with highefficiency models
of wasted energy. Angelo Vialtando, an Xcelcertified energy auditor from Westminster, said that contracting companies like his own (AFV Inc./Extreme Energy Solutions) can provide a cost-benefit list of potential home improvement projects for homeowners to improve their energy efficiency. ”If you’re utility bills are high, or if you’re uncomfortable, too hot or too cold and feel like there’s a draft, there probably is, and you should get an audit,” Vialtando said.
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Museum shares powerful photos
Mary (Paige Larson), left, and Mike (Kurt Brighton) – her married doctor boyfriend – try to comfort Teresa (Lisa DeCaro) in “The Memory of Water” playing at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Photos courtesy of Sarah Roshan
Ripplesof memory Miners Alley’s latest focuses on family, the past By Clarke Reader
here’s nothing like a funeral to bring out the best and worst in a family, oftentimes to both tragic and hilarious effect.
Sisters (from left to right) Teresa (Lisa DeCaro), Mary (Paige Larson) and Catherine (Emily Paton Davies) go through their mothers effects in “The Memory of Water,” currently on stage at the Miners Alley Playhouse. Courtesy of Sarah Roshan
“The Memory of Water,” the latest production at the Miners Alley Playhouse, shows how three sisters come together after the death of the their mother and examines how memory changes over time. The play will be staged through May 26 at the theater, 1224 Washington Ave. in Golden. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. “I came across the script a couple years ago, but it wasn’t right for what I was doing at the time, so it’s been on the back burner for a while,” said Paige Larson, Miners Alley artistic director and an actor in the show. “For our last season (as artistic director) I came back to it and thought it was just a great story — funny, poignant and lovely.” The story takes place in England in the 1990s, as eldest daughter Teresa (Lisa DeCaro), middle child Mary (Larson) and youngest daughter Catherine (Emily Paton Davies) gather together for the first time in a long time because of their mother Vi’s (Deborah Curtis) funeral. The sisters don’t really get along, Larson said, and they all have different and conflicting memories of their childhoods, which causes a lot of friction and misunderstanding as they try to sort out their past lives and how it shaped their futures. As if dealing with old family issues wasn’t enough, Frank (Matthew BloodSmyth), Teresa’s husband and Mike (Kurt Brighton), a married doctor with whom Mary has been having a five year affair, also show up for the funeral. “The subject sounds really heavy and it has it’s moments, but there is just a lot of great British humor in it,” Larson said. “The sisters constantly pick at each other, and it’s in this great snarky way.” The play is directed by John Arp, in his second time directing at the theater. Arp is primarily known for his work as an actor, which gives him a unique ap-
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preciation for the talent performing in “Memory.” “We have an incredible group of people and they all have tremendous credits,” he said. “They all bring heartfelt and really funny performances to the show.” Arp also said that one of the benefits of spending the majority of his career as an actor is as a director he is able to know what actors need to draw out good performances. “I know that actors need consistency, but also need to be able to find their own creativity,” he said. “They need to have a sense of what feels good for the character.” Larson said that she uses her own family history and dynamics in creating her character, but it also helps that the play is so well written and structured. “Everyone really runs the full gamut,” she said. “Each sister has a real emotional moment, but then the humor comes back in. It’s kind of a laugh so you don’t cry thing.” For Arp, what stands out about “Memory of Water” is the balance it strikes between comedy and poignancy. “People are going to laugh, but there are some truly lovely moments in there as well,” he said. For tickets and more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
History Colorado kicks off a summer of exploration of local and national military history at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, with the opening of “The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute” on May 25, continuing through Sept. 2. This national traveling exhibition features 116 enlarged photographs that capture images of American soldiers, beginning on the Civil War battlefields in 1861 when the new medium of photography first documented the grim realities of war, to the war in Iraq. “Spanning nine wars, I’ve often wondered what the exhibition photographs have in common,” said exhibition curator Cyma Rubin. “These photographs have power. They have an ability to reach people ... each image has a life of its own.” For complete information, go to www. historycolorado.org.
Comedy Works South at the Landmark has landed a big fish: Television personality/actor Drew Carey will perform there on June 21 and 22. Show times are at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. both days. Ticket prices are $26 per person. Advance tickets are available by calling 720-274-6800 or online at www. comedyworks.com.
Quarters for Kids, the annual event founded by Tammy and the late Noel Cunningham, will continue holding its annual fundraising campaign despite the recent closure of Strings restaurant. Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, a new venture for Lotus Concepts at 2015 Market St., has stepped into the Cunninghams’ sizable shoes to acknowledge the fundraising efforts and honor the children with a private breakfast on May 10. Quarters for Kids is a school-based program where students raise quarters to help provide breakfast for residents at the Volunteers of America Brandon Center for Battered and Homeless Women and their children. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will recognize the efforts of area students, KOSI-101 radio personality Murphy Huston will emcee the event and Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky will entertain the students. According to VOA legend, 22 years ago Noel discovered — after talking to VOA’s Jim White — that the cost to feed breakfast to a child living in one of Denver’s home shelters was 25 cents. The idea that such a small amount of change could make such a difference motivated Noel to start the Quarters for Kids campaign. While this year’s campaign ended in April, schools and students can plan to participate next April. For more information, go to www.voacolorado.org.
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THURSDAY/MAY 16 EDIBLE LANDSCAPING Learn about edible landscape plants
and practices so you can create your own beautiful, productive landscape in this free class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Topics include plant choices, soil preparation and efficient watering for drought conditions, as well as design, planning and maintenance. The focus will be on vegetables, with some edible flowers. Register in advance by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at 303-450-8935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY/MAY 16 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL The city and the Northglenn Police Department will host a memorial to honor Northglenn Police Cpl. E.B. Rains Jr. and other peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The fallen officer memorial candlelight vigil is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive. In 1984, Rains responded to a call at a city residence, where he was shot. Webster Lake Park was renamed E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park the next year. THURSDAY/MAY 16 BLENDED FAMILIES Join Integrative Counseling to learn how to improve the functioning of your blended family and learn evidence-based parenting concepts and practical tips for implementation. The workshop is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 651 Corporate Circle, Suite 120, Golden. Childcare is available on site. Register at www.IntegrativeCounselingLLC. com on the Workshop page. For more information, or to register over the phone, call 303-500-3266. 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. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, from May 19, at The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Email jjj103125@gmail. com or call 720-333-3499 for reservations. Cash and checks only.
MONDAY/MAY 20 GENTLE YOGA Living Water Spiritual Community will offer gentle body-mind yoga for beginners and those managing chronic pain at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Monday, May 20, at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Email email@example.com. TUESDAYS MAY 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.
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CHOIR AUDITIONS Auditions for P’zazz Children’s Choir and Dynamix Singers will take place from 3-6 p.m. daily through May. P’zazz is for singers ages 9-12. Singers should prepare the Star-Spangled Banner, sung a cappella. The choir meets from 4:14-6:15 p.m. Mondays at Studio, 11905 W. 107th Ave., Broomfield. Dynamix is for singers ages 13-18, and singers should prepare a song with a CD track and the Star-Spangled Banner. The choir meets from 4:14-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Studio. Visit www.singpzazz.com for information, or call Jeannie Card for audition appointment, 303-466-8275.
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 abecker@jeffco. k12.co.us.
COMING SOON MAY 23 COMMUNITY COFFEE Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s next Community Coffee is Thursday, May 23. We’ll talk about the legislative session. Community coffees take place twice on the fourth Thursday of each month. The Arvada coffee is from 8-9 a.m. (time change) at La Dolce Vita in Olde Town Arvada, 5756 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. The Westminster coffee is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Drive, Westminster. FRIDAY/MAY 27 LEGION EVENTS American Legion Post 161 is at 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. Upcoming Legion events: 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.
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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. firehousequilts.org; click on “Quilt Show” at the top.
MAY 17 LUAU AS part of the Festive Friday series, ages 55 and older
can head out to the pool patio for a luau lunch at noon Friday, May 17, at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. RSVP at 303-450-8801.
FRIDAY CINEMA Living Water Spiritual Community presents its Friday Cinema program at 7 p.m. May 17 at 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Participate in discussions, sharing of viewpoints, life experiences, and a whole lot of fun. Popcorn and candy are available. Discussion will follow the feature presentation. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Contact Kay Ford Johnsen for information at 720-9334964 or email kayfordjohnsEn@aol.com. RABBI INSTALLATION Rabbi Joel Schwartzman will be installed as Rabbi Emeritus at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Congregation B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane. Refreshments will be provided following the service. Call 303-697-2668 or visit our website at www.bnaichaim.org for information. MAY 18 SKATESHOP APPRECIATION Square State Skate will have its second annual Skateshop Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 18, at the 40,000-square-foot Arvada Skatepark. The day celebrates core, skater-owned skateshops in Colorado and around the county. Activities will include best trick contests, challenges, prizes, demos from the shops’ riders, skate-related games and direct instruction for the younger kids. Community Skate Shop will host a barbecue and some of Square State Skate’s snack sponsors (from their Balanced Kids Initiative) will provide snacks. Contact Brian Ball at 720-394-5749 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us on the web at www. squarestateskate.com.
PET ADOPTION — The 14th Counselors for Critters pet adoption event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 18, at PETCO, 17132 W. Colfax Ave., Golden. This event is sponsored by the Jefferson County Bar Association and PETCO. More than 25 rescue group and shelters will be there with dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small animals. Call Diana Richett at 303-989-6295. MAY 18 LANDFILL DAY — Free landfill day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, offers Northglenn residents an opportunity to dispose of items that are too large to fit in a polycart. Tires and appliances with Freon are not accepted at the landfill. Call for a special pick up for these items at 303-450-4004. All loads to the landfill must be covered. Proof of residency such as a driver’s license and/or current utility bill is required. Front Range Landfill is at 1830 Weld County Road 5, Erie. Call 303-450-4004 for more information. MAY 18 ROCK CLIMBING — The Northglenn Recreational Alternative Programming series for ages 11-18 plans a rock climbing trip from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Red Rock Canyon. This lesson is open to any level of climber. Pack a lunch, wear athletic clothing, have sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. Meet at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. BABYSITTING CLASS — First-time babysitters ages 11-13 can take a class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The course teaches skills such as CPR, first aid, growth and development, safety, feeding, discipline, diapering and bathing. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. BASKETBALL CHALLENGE — Youth ages 9 to 14 can take on officers of the Northglenn Police Department in a good-natured basketball game as part of National Police Week. The Kops vs. Kids basketball challenge is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. Immediately after, the cops will play against North Metro Fire Rescue firefighters in an exhibition. Sponsored by the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register. COMING SOON/MAY 18-19 UPCOMING CONCERT — West Side Chorale presents “One Voice, Many Songs” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St., Arvada. For information and to buy tickets, call 720-232-7825 or visit www.WestSideChorale.org. 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 Events continues on Page 23
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Tuneful summer in Lone Tree
The second season of the outdoor concert series, Tunes on the Terrace, returns this summer at the Lone Tree Arts Center and tickets go on sale May 15. With 100-plus subscribers for the 350-seat venue,
single tickets will be limited so you better grab them up before they’re gone. You can see six shows for just $85 on the lawn or $110 for reserved eating. Single tickets are priced between $15 and $25. LTAC Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson says, “I don’t think it’s a question of why people subscribe, it’s more why wouldn’t they? We’ve got top talent bringing a variety of concerts in a gorgeous venue.” The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be one of the top draws, when it performs a tribute to the Boston Pops on July 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.LoneTreeArtsCenter. org or call 720-509-1000.
Wheat Ridge welcomes pub
The Colorado Plus Brew Pub opened May 13 in the old Valente’s Italian Restaurant space in Wheat Ridge. Located at 6995 West 38th Avenue, Colorado Plus will feature 56 Colorado craft beers on tap and a full kitchen. Colorado Plus chef Doug Sattem plans to create fresh homemade sausages and gourmet sliders. Colorado Plus will have
an outdoor beer garden and an art gallery upstairs featuring Wheat Ridge artist Terry Womble. In June, Colorado Plus plans to open a one-barrel nanobrewery and serve their beers at the eatery. Colorado Plus follows Wheat Ridge’s first beer maker, Brewery Rickoli, which opened last year at 4335 Wadsworth Blvd. Valente’s Italian Restaurant closed in 2008 after 44 years on West 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge.
Eavesdropping on Facebook: “I just ate a bite of wedding cake that was so good, it actually made me want to get married. Now that’s a darn good cake.” 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 BlacktieColorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.pennyparker.blacktie-colorado. com. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 303-619-5209.
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COMING SOON/MAY 20 YOGA CLASS — Gentle Body-Mind Yoga specifically for
beginners and those managing chronic pain is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. A love offering will be taken. Email email@example.com or call 720-935-4000.
COMING SOON/MAY 21 BUSINESS EXPO — The Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of
Commerce business expo is from 5:50-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Come and network with gay and gay-friendly business professionals and owners.
COMING SOON/MAY 21 PROSPERITY PICTURE — A free Long Term Care Insurance & Your Prosperity Picture class is offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
May 21, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive. The free class will go over two financial topics. First, learn about long-term care insurance, including options in funding a policy and what to look for when selecting a policy. Then, create your prosperity picture through a five-step system to manage your money, design your life and create your future. All attendees will be able to sit for a special Mother’s Day photo compliments of professional photographer Chris Douglas. Register in advance for these classes by contacting Jeanette Sánchez at jsanchez @northglenn.org or 303-450-8935.
COMING SOON/MAY 22 DEEKSHA — Experience the waves of crystalline sound and energetic healing of deeksha from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Living Water Spiritual Community, 7401 W. 59th Ave., Arvada. Bring a mat, blanket and pillow. Call 720-935-4000. 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 www.arvada.org/nature. 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 bmoca.org, email brokenships@ bmoca.org or call 303-443-2122 for information. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is at 1750 13th St., Boulder. Recurring Events continues on Page 24
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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, May 26. Call 303-935-3044 or online at www. minersalley.com for tickets and more information. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31
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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 www.dougwaterfield.com. Admission is free. Visit www.rockyflatsmuseum.org. RECURRING/THROUGH MAY 31 JUNIOR GARDEN camp — Star Acre
Farms and the 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 Kaitlin. Fischer@co.nacdnet.net 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 http://ridethemusictrain.com. RECURRING/THROUGH JULY 20 PAINTED CATS — Cat Care Society will raise money with its “Tails of the Painted Cats” tour, which ends Saturday, July 20, at a gala dinner and auction at Pinehurst Country Club. Visit the online gallery at http://www.catcaresociety.org/paintedcatsgallery.html. Visit http://www. catcaresociety.org. RECURRING KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
— Vanderhoof Elementary School is accepting registrations for incoming
kindergarten. Students must be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Vanderhoof has both a traditional half-day program and a tuition-based full day program. The school is at 5875 Routt Court, Arvada, and registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Go online to jeffcopublicschools.org and follow the prompts for registration information on Jeffco Connect. Once your student has been entered online you will need to bring copies of their birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to the school. If you live outside our attendance area, you will need to fill out a choice enrollment application. Choice enrollments are accepted on a space available basis. If you have any questions or would like additional information, call the Vanderhoof office at 303-982-2744.
THURSDAY/MAY 16 SENIOR HEALTH — The Courtyard at Lakewood will host a senior health fair from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 7100 W. 13th Ave. The health fair will feature numerous health-related resources including experts in the areas of hearing, home care, hospice, massage, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and more. Free services from a massage therapist, nutritionist, and elder attorney will also be available. Cookies, candy, and lemonade provided. To RSVP, or to learn more, call The Courtyard at Lakewood at 303-239-0740. Visit www. thecourtyardatlakewood.com. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY/MAY 16-17 GARAGE SALE — Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue plans a garage sale to benefit the dogs, cats and kittens of Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Drop off items for the sale from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and the sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 17, at 3901 E. 7th Parkway, Denver. For information, or to volunteer, email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY/MAY 17-18 YARD SALE Join the Arvada Historical
Society at our eighth annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at the Arvada Flour Mill, 5590 Olde Wadsworth. The sale features collectibles, household items, vintage items, jewelry, hardware, sports equipment and furniture. Proceeds benefit Arvada Historical Society projects to preserve Arvada’s rich history. Call 303-815-4154 or visit www.arvadahistory.org.
SATURDAY/MAY 18 TOWN HALL — Sen. Hudak and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp’s monthly town hall meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Standley Lake Library in Arvada. Kraft-Tharp will not be able to attend because her twin nephews
will be graduating that weekend; however, you can join Senator Hudak for a wrap-up of the Colorado State Legislative Session.
SATURDAY/MAY 18 ORCHID CLASS — Learn how to bring the tropics to your living room at a free basic orchid growing class at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Fantasy Orchids in Louisville. Guests will learn about many types of exotic orchid plants as well as how to grow them at home with ease. Guests are welcome to bring in orchids for diagnosis and to ask questions. SATURDAY/MAY 18 DOG TRAINING — A six-week obedience and good manners class with the Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue in Lakewood begins from 2:303:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Registration is required at mishamayfoundation@ gmail.com or 303-239-0382. SUNDAY/MAY 19 CANINE MASSAGE — Mino Fuller, of Hands on Hounds, leads a canine massage class from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Doggie Delights, 1432 S. Broadway, Denver. A portion of the class fee will be donated to Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue. Registration required at email@example.com or 303-239-0382. MONDAY/MAY 20 INTROVERT STRATEGIES — Misha May Foundation Dog Training and Rescue hosts “Introvert Strategies for an Extrovert World” from 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Center for Wholistic Health, 8600 W. 14th Ave., Suite 3, Lakewood. Learn strategies for coping with expectations and for setting boundaries; learn energy management to avoid burnout; become familiar with the advantages of being an introvert through recent research and studies. Registration required at mishamayfoundation@gmail. com or 303-239-0382. TUESDAY/MAY 21 LIFETREE CAFÉ —Learn how to experience a full and satisfying life at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Lifetree Café, 5675 Field St., Arvada. The program, “How to Live Before You Die: Embracing Life to the Fullest,” features an exclusive filmed interview with Sasha Vukelja, who as a young girl escaped from communist Yugoslavia and emigrated to the United States. Vukelja, now an oncologist, tells how she works with patients facing an uncertain future to find hope and a positive attitude. 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 may be directed to Polly Wegner at 303-424-4454.
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Farmers have the ram power in win over Green Mountain Unbeaten Rams sent packing early this season By Daniel Williams
firstname.lastname@example.org LAKEWOOD - Shortchanged no longer. If there was a perception that this year’s version of Wheat Ridge ladies’ soccer isn’t as good as some of their championshipcaliber teams of the recent past that was squashed with their domination over another elite team on Friday night. In a game that seemed to never end, the No. 22 Farmers knocked undefeated No. 6 Green Mountain out of the second round of the state tournament with a 2-1 shootout victory at Lakewood Memorial Stadium. Green Mountain (12-1-1, 6-0-1) finished as runners up to the state champion last season but it was the Farmers that looked like the juggernaut in what might go down as the most dramatic game of the entire tournament. “We knew it would be tough but we also knew that we had what it took to go out and get a win like this,” Wheat Ridge coach Dan Watkins said. Wheat Ridge (12-4-1, 4-2-1) converted all five of their shootout goals with senior Elise Boisnard scoring the game-winner beating the Rams junior goaltender Lindsay Hendon after two overtimes. Wheat Ridge struck first midway through the first half when senior Macee Brewer scored beating Hendon who had given up only four goals the entire season. However, Green Mountain answered just minutes later when senior Jenn Brundson scored beating Farmers goaltender senior Carly Manahan. But that was the last time Manahan was beat in regulation and two overtimes, and she then went on to manhandle a very potent Green Mountain offense that scored 50 goals this season. Manahan then made the key save in a shootout that could have gone either way. “I love my teammates more than anything but if they make me play in another shootout I am going to kill them,” Manahan said. Friday night’s game was a rematch between a 0-0 tie that took place on April 3. That night Green Mountain controlled play and the Farmers would tell you they didn’t have their A-game. But in the more important rematch, Wheat Ridge dominated the action and advances to play Palmer Ridge, the same team that knocked them out of the tournament last season. “We lost so much from last season we weren’t sure what we were going to have coming back. But I am happy with what our girls have been able to accomplish this season,” Green Mountain coach Ken Fehr said. In a match between a No. 6 seed and a No. 22 seed technically the game was an upset. Green Mountain has turned its program into one of the elite teams in all of 4A. Despite graduating five seniors — who all went on to play Division-I soccer — the
Wheat Ridge’s Maee Broer and Green Mountain’s MacKenzie Schallar battle for the ball. Photo by Daniel Williams Rams returned to form and went undefeated. The only blemish on their record was
Sports quiz 1) Who was the first second baseman to win back-toback National League MVP Awards? 2) Name the catcher who holds the modern majorleague record for most passed balls in a season. 3) In 2012, Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants became the third punter in NFL history to receive a franchise-player tag. Name the other two. 4) Who was the first player in NCAA men’s basketball history to have a quadruple-double in a game? 5) In 2013, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos became the
their 0-0 tie against the Farmers. However, Wheat Ridge now firmly has a reputation as one of the elite programs an-
fourth-youngest player to score 200 career goals (age 23). Who did it at a younger age? 6) Who was the last U.S. man before David Boudia in 2012 to win a gold medal in Olympic diving? 7) In 2013, Tiger Woods tied the mark for most career victories at one PGA event (eight). Who else holds the record? Answers 1) Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds, 1975-76. 2) Texas’ Geno Petralli, with 35 in 1987.
nually in 4A. The Farmers have played in 20 state playoff games over the past five years.
3) Todd Sauerbrun (2003 with Carolina) and Michael Koenen (2009, Atlanta). 4) Tennessee-Martin’s Lester Hudson, in 2007 (25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals). 5) Wayne Gretzky (age 21), Mario Lemieux (22) and Dale Hawerchuk (22). 6) Mark Lenzi, in 1992. 7) Sam Snead. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Ralston Valley beats Fort Collins but fails to advance Mustangs blanked by No. 5 Cherry Creek on their home turf By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Ralston Valley’s baseball season has been a roller-coaster ride that finally came to an end. The No. 12 Mustangs won the first game in district competition beating No. 21 Fort Collins 4-0 Saturday at Cherry Creek High School. However, they were beat up by No. 5 Cherry Creek 13-0 later that afternoon ending their streaky season. “We had an up and down season to say the least,” Ralston Valley coach Shane Freehling said. “But we have a good team, and we have had a really good season, and I am proud of these guys.” Behind a brilliant complete game pitching performance by junior Daniel Jurney who threw seven innings of four hit baseball, Ralston Valley cruised to a comfortable win over Fort Collins. Junior Jacob Knipp provided the offense hitting a massive two-run first inning home run. The 2-0 cushion that Knipp provided allowed Jurney to let loose on Fort Collins’ lineup. “That first-inning home run kind of set the tone for us and took a lot of pressure off. And when you get pitching performances like the one Daniel gave
us, we are hard to beat,” Freehling said. But the power went out during their second game against Cherry Creek — who is looked at as one of the elite teams in all of 5A. Senior Dan Skipper didn’t make it out of the third inning, and the Bruins were tagged for 11 runs in the third inning. Cherry Creek combined for 15 hits in four innings before the game was called under the 10-run rule. And less than two hours later after the Mustangs got an emotional victory over Fort Collins their season was ended by senior Griffin Jax who gave up only four hits. But Ralston Valley’s inconsistent play as been the consistent theme of their season. The Mustangs finished fourth in 5A Jeffco (12-9, 4-4) but they also finished just two games behind league champion Dakota Ridge. In addition, they showed they were as good as any team in their league with wins over Dakota Ridge, Standley Lake and Chatfield, the three teams who finished in front of them in 5A Jeffco. The Mustangs have eight seniors they will lose to graduation but they also have eight juniors on their roster.
Ralston Valley’s Daniel Jurney delivers a pitch in his shutout win. Photo by Daniel Williams
‘But we have a good team, and we have had a really good season, and I am proud of these guys.’ Coach Shane Freehling
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league championships Evergreen boys and girls team champs but most schools shine By Daniel Williams
dwilliams@ourcoloradonews. com LAKEWOOD — Evergreen had the green light as they sped through Jeffco’s marquee track and field event. Both Evergreen’s boys and girls claimed team titles as the boys finished with a Jeffco best team score of 222 and the girls with a 193 at the Jeffco Track & Field League Championships Saturday at Jeffco Stadium. Chatfield finished with the best 5A boys team score with 175.5 points and the top 5A girls team was Lakewood with 175.5 points. D’Evelyn and Ralston Valley also produced notable team scores with the Jaguars’ boys finishing in fourth with 159 points and their girls in second with 199 points. The Mustangs’ boys finished in third with 176 points and their girls finished in fourth with 151 points. That included senior Hunter Price winning both the 5A high jump (6-04.00) and triple jump (43-03.00) events. D’Evelyn had 11 all-conference performers including Sarah Porter who was the discus champion with a throw of 106-02. Porter also took second in the shot put.
“Our girls did a really good job as expected but our boys came out and stepped up and finished better than we could have anticipated. They were awesome, they had a great meet,” D’Evelyn coach Lisa Porter said. Wheat Ridge’s boys finished in 13th and their girls in seventh place. Junior Jessica Storey was as the fastest woman in 4A winning the 100 meter dash in 13.02. The Farmers also won the 200 meter dash when freshman Susan Whitney blew by the field in 27.11 But there wasn’t a Jeffco school that didn’t shine in one event or another during the meet. “There is a ton of track and field talent in Jeffco in both classes,” Pomona coach Jeff Donnell said. “Every single year the quality of talent continues to improve in our league.” Pomona’s boys took seventh and their girls took ninth. That included senior Damian Lockhart’s first-place shot put throw of 50 feet, 8 inches. Not to be forgotten was the performances of multiple Golden athletes. The Demons’ boys finished fifth and their girls sixth, but they had numerous strong performances including junior Jessica King’s 4A title winning triple jump of 35-06.75. King also took second in the high jump. In addition, senior Alex Inscoe won the 100- and 200-meter dashes capping an incredible solo performance that included third in the 400 meter dash.
D’Evelyn senior Sarah Porter is 4A Jeffco’s discus champion. Photo courtesy of Lisa Porter
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